Residents living in Thierens, Leguan, Essequibo will soon benefit from a sluice and revetment project expected to commence in June. The $89.6 million project will conclude before year-end.The project site was visited by the Region Three administration, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and other stakeholdersThis was revealed by Regional Information Officer Ganesh Mahipaul during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).According to Mahipaul, a team comprising members of the regional administration; representatives of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and other community stakeholders, conducted an assessment visit after it was reported that the sluice was damaged.Following the visit, the decision was made to have the construction undertaken by the NDIA. The contract has been awarded to Khan’s Construction and Transportation Services Incorporation.Mahipaul said that completion of the structure would benefit approximately 600 acres of residential and farm land in the Thierens, Osterbec, Success, Bachelor’s Adventure and Wissevelegheid communities.This is one of several projects the regional administration hopes to complete in an effort to boost the Region’s agricultural development.
The auction house conducted a court-ordered auction of Simpson items in 1999 to help pay off a $33.5-million award won by the Brown and Goldman families in a wrongful death lawsuit. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy was sold for $255,500 to Tom Kriessman, a Philadelphia steel company owner who said he purchased it as an investment and to impress his girlfriend. But other items from Simpson’s home went for little more than their value as regular objects, Morgan said. The whole auction raised about $430,000. Many of the items being offered on the Web Friday were photographs, helmets and jerseys signed by Simpson long after the end of his football days. And even vintage goods offered on eBay, ranging from trading cards to magazine articles about his trial, seemed to have few takers. Bidding for a 1975 action figure of Simpson in football gear had drawn only a handful of bids. Simpson continues to make some money through autograph signings, although the amount is unclear. Last year, a judge in Santa Monica, rejected a bid by Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman, to gain control of Simpson’s publicity rights to help satisfy the lawsuit judgment. During the case, a Simpson attorney said his client made only a few thousand dollars through his appearances.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – Yes, Simpson sells. Or at least, he’s being sold. O.J. Simpson memorabilia is readily available on the Internet these days, whether it’s a $425 signed Buffalo Bills helmet or an eBay-offered copy of his notorious book, “If I Did It,” for $13.99. An autographed USC football jersey was being touted by a sports memorabilia site for $629.10, marked down from $699. It’s hard to judge the demand for such items, but at least one person appears to want the memorabilia: Simpson. The football Hall of Famer-turned-celebrity defendant was under investigation Friday in an alleged armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel room. Simpson says he went to the room to get back memorabilia that were stolen from him, including the suit he was allegedly wearing the day he was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. Other items included his Hall of Fame certificate and a picture of the running back with J. Edgar Hoover, Simpson said. Simpson told The Associated Press that he was told the people who had the items hoped to sell them for between $50,000 and $100,000. That might have been optimistic. “I would be surprised to learn that his collectibles are increasing in value. Sometimes notoriety does increase interest in collectors but perhaps his notoriety is too recent,” said Levi Morgan, a spokesman for the auction house of Bonhams and Butterfields. “It could very well be that 50 years from today there is some cache or desirability” but at the present time there appeared to be little interest, Morgan said.