As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Athletes from all 16 sports were involved to help donate more than 250 items. “The Toy Drive collects and distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community during the Christmas season,” said SAAC’s Coordinator Alex Haley. “The goal is to get full participation from the administrative staff, athletes, coaches and fans. The community has been supportive of our McNeese family over the years and this is our opportunity to give back.” Toy collections were placed at all home athletic events beginning in November. The Pokes partnered with A.A. Nelson Elementary School students, who were asked to bring a toy for the campaign. LAKE CHARLES, La. – In what has become one of the biggest traditions over the last few years, the McNeese Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again took part in the Southland Conference’s “Southland Gives Back” initiative to provide holiday cheer to those in the surrounding Lake Area. McNeese athletes from various sports spent the last month and a half collecting toys for its annual Toy Drive by promoting the event across the community through social media efforts as well as different toy drives at athletic events on campus.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) have signalled their implementation of a billboard policy within the city of Georgetown for the year 2020.The City HallOn Wednesday, the M&CC expressed grave concern for the number of unlicensed billboards, banners, and posters erected around the City. The Council is particularly concerned for the utilisation of City spaces without their consent and further disregarding the current protocol to carry out such activities.According to the entity, the City Engineers Department will commence an audit “to determine the number of signs erected, the nature of the information, duration of publication and persons responsible for erecting the signs”.Currently, the Council is undergoing plans and proposing strategies to further elevate the infrastructural decor of the city.In addition, the Council is set to meet with representatives from the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) in relation to the authority of the leasing of land to citizens. This is a current conflict, since both organisations claim to have the right to lease.“With reference to the ‘Municipal and Districts Councils Act’ Chapter 28:01, part VIII, section 239 which says “A council may let any land which it possesses,” the Council strongly believes that they possess this authority. According to the ‘Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Act 1999’ Part II: 4.1, the function of the commission is; (A) “to have charge of and act as guardian over all public lands, rivers and creeks of Guyana,” the Council stated.