Brace yourselves because two new roller coasters said to be the best ones yet are coming to two major Florida theme parks in 2020.Busch Gardens in Tampa announced the new ‘Iron Gwazi’ roller coaster Thursday, which the park says will be the tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster in the world.The 206-feet tall Iron Gwazi will feature a 91-degree drop and reach speeds up to 76 miles per hour, along with three inversions on over 4,000 feet of track.The Iron Gwazi is a new version of the park’s original wooden roller coaster which closed in 2015.Busch Gardens’ water park, Adventure Island, is also adding its own attraction called Solar Vortex.The ride is a dual-tailspin water slide that “combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features.”But wait there’s more!SeaWorld in Orlando will soon be opening its latest ride called ‘Ice Breaker.’The ride features four launches with a reverse launch into the “steepest vertical drop in Florida” at a 100-degree angle.The Ice Breaker is set to open in Spring 2020.It is unclear at this time when the ‘Iron Gwazi’ is set to open.
THE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) is preparing to host 12 French and English-speaking Caribbean nations for the second edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament, scheduled for May 12 to 14 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.According to GBA president Steve Ninvalle, already Suriname, Jamaica and St Lucia have confirmed their participation for the three-night tournament and he (Ninvalle) is confident that Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman Islands, Grenada and Bahamas will each send a team to Guyana.Ninvalle said the French-speaking nations of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana have signalled their intentions to also send teams.According to Ninvalle, it is expected that the programme will see approximately 100 boxers and officials of the various countries in Guyana for the tournament.Ninvalle said the GBA will encamp a squad of boxers after the conclusion of the Pepsi Under-16 championships scheduled for next month.The Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament is the brainchild of Ninvalle and the tournament focuses on the nursery of the sport. It is the first to be held in the Caribbean.
Corriverton Mayor Winston Roberts is appealing for assistance to clear the canals and parapets in the town and its surroundings.One of the clogged canals in the townSpeaking with Guyana Times, Roberts noted that they have not been receiving any assistance from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) despite numerous requests.A canal at Number 76 Housing Scheme is now home to several tall trees. “It needs urgent attention,” the Mayor says. The situation at the nearby scheme at Number 77 is no different.The Mayor stated that he has only been receiving promises from the NDIA.‘It has been months since we are appealing to the NDIA, but we have just been receiving promises,” he noted.According to him, during the recent rainy season, the municipality used a small excavator it has to do a small amount of work in the two schemes.Corriverton Mayor Winston Roberts“The sideline needs to be cleaned at least for the upcoming rainy season in December. The vegetation is very, very thick. It has reached a point where manual labour can no longer be used. There is need for a large excavator,” he noted.The Council is, however, only equipped with the small excavator.Meanwhile, Roberts further stated that workers for the Community Enhancement Programme have stopped carrying out work in the township of Corriverton.“Earlier this year, they would be cleaning the parapets, but for the longest while, we have not seen them. We would like to know the reason for them not coming to Corriverton,” the Mayor said.“Having them around, we were able to get a clean town on a regular basis.” According to Roberts, Municipal workers worked with the Community Enhancement Programme workers. However, there was no collaboration with the municipality.“They would normally appear in the Town and slash the parapets.“But we are not seeing them here anymore.”He noted that the Programme did not employ persons from Corriverton, which is a “strange” occurrence.“A car would just bring the workers and do it – start working at about 6:00 in the morning. They used to do a good job, but now they are not coming anymore,” he reemphasised.