…as NDIA takes away contractsTrench cleaners in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) complained bitterly to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) at the monthly statutory meeting held on Tuesday after losing their contracts with the Region.The RDC facilitated a meeting with the affected trench cleaners to hear their plightSome of the contractors meeting with the RDC on Tuesdayafter their contracts were not renewed. According to some of the cleaners, they had been maintaining the trenches in the Region for as long as 10 years without many problems and suddenly they got instructions from the Drainage and Irrigation Department of the Region to ceased work.Some of the trench cleaners complained that when they first received the contract some of the trenches were in very bad condition and they worked for as low as $6, $7, and $8 dollars per rod. However, one cleaner has told the RDC that now the hard work has been done, the contract has been taken away from them and given to close friends of high officials within the Drainage and Irrigation Department for a lucrative amount of $200 per rod. Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt immediately called on Councillors to vote for an immediate investigation and to put a hold on all new trench cleaning contracts within the Region. As such, with the support of both sides of the RDC, a vote was moved for the investigation to be launched.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…Arsenal are lining up a stunning move for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will leave Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent this summer. But they will have to centend with Manchester United for the star’s signature, with the Red Devils willing to offer him a two-year deal worth £250,000-a-week. (Daily Star)The Gunners are also lining up summer moves for highly rated Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante and Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Granit Xhaka. (The Sun)Leicester will only let Kante leave if they have a suitable replacement already lined up. Reports claim the Foxes have identified Feyenoord youngster Tonny Vilhebna, 21, as a top target this summer. (Daily Mail)Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic looks set to join Liverpool in the summer. (Revier Sport)Christian Eriksen has agreed a new four-year deal at Tottenham, but the Danish playmaker is waiting for manager Mauricio Pochettino to commit to the club before finalising the contract. (Squawka)Spurs are also lining up summer moves for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti. (Daily Mirror)Juventus are planning negotiations with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Colombian loan signing Juan Cuadrado. The Italian champions will also reportedly attempt to sign the Blues’ Brazilian playmaker Oscar. (Daily Mail)The race to sign Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is down to Manchester United and Arsenal after West Ham withdrew their interest. (Daily Express)Stoke boss Mark Hughes has emerged as a potential candidate to become Everton’s new manager should they sack Roberto Martinez this summer. (The Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…???Exclusive – Dietmar Hamann has ‘no sympathy’ for Mamadou Sakho and says Liverpool star couldn’t argue with two-year banExclusive – ‘Harry Kane is an Arsenal fan. He’s one of our own!’ Ray Parlour urges Gunners to sign Tottenham strikerGerman club turned down chance to sign Leicester striker Jamie Vardy TWO YEARS ago ‘because he was too old’Liverpool have made a £7.5m bid for ex-Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen – reportsArsenal transfer news: Santi Cazorla admits Villarreal return is possibleSouthampton transfer news: Graziano Pelle lined up by Lazio as Saints star eyes Italy returnVIDEO: Missed Saul Niguez’s goal from Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich? Watch it here!