Blackburn Bus Company ‘heroes bus’ unveiled

first_imgBlackburn Bus Company is one of the latest to recognise NHS staff and key workers with a specially liveried ‘Blackburn Heroes’ bus, as a reminder of the role NHS staff and key workers have had in maintaining vital services in the region.The bus is finished in blue with an NHS heart and rainbow, and carries images of local key workers and health service staff, each nominated by friends and relatives via social media.Work from the firm itself is recognised on the back of the bus, which shows photos of drivers, engineers and support staff at its Intack depot.It is one of several ‘heroes buses’ being introduced by parent Transdev in partnership with local media organisations to recognise community heroes during the pandemic.Blackburn Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby says: “We know there are many unsung heroes doing all kinds of jobs right now who deserve our community’s thanks, and so we decided to recognise them by covering our ‘Blackburn heroes’ bus with their photos, along with the jobs they do – with our amazing NHS workers given pride of place.“I hope the ‘Blackburn heroes’ bus will make all who see it pause to think for a moment about the vitally important work being done to keep our community going. We are so grateful for their support.“I hope that the contribution of NHS staff and all the other carers and key workers will always be remembered, and they’ll continue to be held up as the heroes that they are.”last_img read more

Represent Berbice with pride, passion and commitment

first_img… BCB president tells U-17 teamPRESIDENT of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Hilbert Foster last Monday urged the Berbice 14-man Under-17 team to represent the Ancient County with pride, passion and commitment during the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Under-17 Tournament.The newly-elected president was speaking at a specially-arranged meeting of the players, their parents and team management at the Albion cricket ground.Berbice, Foster stated, was known around the cricketing world as the Home of Legends such as Rohan Kanhai, John Trim, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Ivan Madray, Alvin Kallicharran, Roy Fredericks and Leonard Baichan.Addressing the full house of cricketers and parents, Foster spoke widely on the importance of team unity, personal discipline, hard work and commitment.No form of indiscipline would be tolerated as the management of the team has been authorised to send home players who break the BCB Code of Conduct.The BCB president urged the attentive parents to be positive role models to their children and to instil in them the formula necessary for success.He committed the BCB to invest in the players’ future and announced that 2018 would be remembered as the year when Berbice Cricket was returned to its rightful place as the best in Guyana.Vice-president and Chairman of the BCB Cricket Development Committee, Albert Smith, urged the 14-man squad to work as a unit and to celebrate each other’s’ success.A highly successful cricket coach at the Inter-county and National levels, Smith stated that he was confident that the management team of former National players, Andre Percival and Delbert Hicks, would bring the best out of the teams. Smith also urged the cricketers’ parents to work along with the Berbice Cricket Board as the Board intends to create a working bond among itself, players, parents and the general public.Berbice are the defending champions and they face off today with the GCB Select Under-15 team at Bourda while Demerara clash with Essequibo at the Lusignan ground.last_img read more