Indigenous peoples feel disrespected by Govt – NTC

first_img…decries President’s “lip service” over follow-up meetingThe Indigenous peoples of Guyana believe the coalition Government has no intention or the capacity to address issues affecting them, which is highly blatant in their unsuccessful efforts to have a follow-up meeting with President David Granger, whom they say is “unwilling” to meet with Indigenous leadership.NTC Vice Chairman Lenox ShumanThis is according to Vice Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Lenox Shuman, who in a letter to the media on Wednesday said they can no longer be silent on the “increasing level of disrespect” being meted out to the Indigenous peoples by the Government.“We have been trying since our meeting last year to get a follow-up meeting with President David Granger. Imagine, the collective leadership of all the Indigenous peoples of Guyana cannot get to see the President of Guyana. Instead, we are sent from ministry to ministry to see other members of the Cabinet,” he posited.According to Shuman, the NTC and other Indigenous organisations met with President Granger last year to examine the very contentious Lands Commission of Inquiry (LCoI), which came out of the bilateral agreement between the Kingdom of Norway and the Government of Guyana to address Amerindian Land Titling. At the meeting, the NTC also called on President Granger to sanction Minister with responsibility of labour, Keith Scott, for marginalising the already marginalised Indigenous peoples of Guyana in the highest house in the land, to which the Head of State committed to review the Hansard and will so be guided.“We are still awaiting action on this issue,” he noted.The NTC Chairman went on to note that following consultations amongst the Indigenous communities for the past eight months on the LCoI, the NTC met and submitted recommendations in relation to the LCoI and requested a meeting with the President by mid-March 2018 to which he had committed.“The President has not met with us yet and his office keeps telling us to meet other members of the Cabinet.”Moreover, he mentioned that the plot of land allocated at Sophia to house the NTC’s Secretariat Complex has still not been granted to the NTC some two years later, while at the same time construction has started at a plot parallel to the one originally considered by the NTC.MiningWith regards to mining, Shuman went on to say the NTC was supposed to enter a MoU with the Natural Resources Ministry which appears to be “only a publicity stunt” by the Ministry. He noted that the subject Minister, Raphael Trotman, has not responded to the issue of the MoU.“It is our concern that with the lack of address to these issues and the incoming IT bill, that the Indigenous peoples could be charged with sedition when these issues are brought out in defence of “our rights.” It is also our view that the GoG is awaiting the change in the NTC. This is to avoid dealing with the issues, because even with a change in the NTC, the issues will still remain, and the Indigenous peoples will continue to suffer,” Shuman asserted.The NTC Vice Chair continued that Indigenous leaders expressed fear of further speaking out against “things that are principled wrong” having witnessed what became of the parliamentary Opposition members. They also express fear as they intend on getting into private businesses after they leave office and do not want to be hassled.“The Indigenous peoples of Guyana are unhappy, and the brewing discontent manifested itself in calls by some communities for mass mobilisation in Georgetown. At that meeting, we committed to the Indigenous leaders that it would be premature to just start mobilisation without first meeting with His Excellency and asked that we are permitted to meet with him (His Excellency) first and then be guided by those commitments.”He noted that the President and the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo are both in receipt of the letter by the NTC committing to mass mobilisation “if our rights are not respected. We are yet to see a commitment by His Excellency to meet the Indigenous leadership – the NTC. I must admit my pessimism of this happening on anything meaningful if not for lip service,” Shuman asserted in the letter to the media.last_img read more

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RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K AT GLENVEAGH: THE RESULTS AND THE PICTURES!

first_imgOn what can only be described as a miserable morning weather wise 254 women braved the wind and rain for the inaugural Rundonegal Womens 5k held in Glenveagh.The money raised went to charities nominated by the incumbent Donegal Lord Mayor Cora Harvey –  the benefitting charities Diabetes and Strengthening Families programme.Cora was indeed out their taking part joined by family members and all were set on their way by race director Grace Boyle pretty much on time at 11 am. Some chose to run, others walked and the best on the day was Letterkenny’s Noreen Mc Gettigan ahead from Clonmany teacher Teresa Doherty and Ballybofey athlete Noleen Porter 3rd.This is an event that surely will grow in the years ahead and with Donegal Co Co on board in support it offers an exciting prospect also too in years to come as the intention is that each incoming Mayor will lend their support and nominate a charity.A big thank you to the staff at Glenveagh and sponsors Lucozade and the usual support team without whom these community events just do not happen.  Rundonegal Womans 5K  Category   No. FirstName  Surname  Club Time SW 1                  132 Noreen                         McGettigan      Letterkenny A C              19.25 2                     3 Teresa                            Doherty        Inishowen A C                20.02 3                    26 Catherine                         Lilburn         City Of Derry                  21.14  4                    12 Maura                             Kearns         Donore Harriers              21.42 5                    97 Cliodhna                           Dunne         Finn Valley A C               22.14 6                    63 Maria                           McGonagle      Finn Valley A C               22.24 7                    83 Amanda                           Morrow         Finn Valley A C               22.59  8                    98 Sinead                            Peoples        Milford A C                    23.06 9                    80 Elise                              Gillespie        Rosses A.C.                  24.02 10                   78 Maeve                            McGraty        Finn Valley A C               24.05 11                  102 Jackie                             Harvey         Finn Valley A C               24.08 12                   42 Amanda                          McNulty        Letterkenny A C              24.09 13                   20 Grainne                          Gallagher       Inishowen A C                24.13 14                   11 Johanne                         McColgan       Inishowen A C                24.13 15                  126 Tara                               Hegarty        Finn Valley A C               24.16 16                   79 Niona                               Coyle          Letterkenny A C              24.20 17                   84 Sharon                             Black          Letterkenny A C              24.23 18                   44 Maura                             O’Grady        Letterkenny A C              24.59 19                   82 Emma                             McGee         Letterkenny A C              25.12 20                  113 Agnes                             Hindley         Finn Valley A C               25.15 21                  114 Niamh                           McFadden       Individual                      25.19 22                   13 Margaret                           Reid           Finn Valley A C               25.24 23                   66 Marian                              Kerr           Individual                      25.24 24                   50 Laura                              Corbetl         Letterkenny A C              25.25 25                   92 Catherine                        Mckinley        Letterkenny A C              25.33 26                   99 Marie                              Harvey         Finn Valley A C               25.40 27                  137 Grainne                         McCafferty      Individual                      25.43 28                   71 Denise                             Collins         Finn Valley A C               25.45 29                   23 Grainne                           Kearns         Individual                      25.54 30                  101 Joanne                           Campbell        Finn Valley A C               26.16 31                   53 Donna                            Gallagher       Letterkenny A C              26.17 32                  118 Deirdre                         McGarrigle      Letterkenny A C              26.18 33                   54 Jackie                            McHugh        Letterkenny A C              26.19 34                   55 Jackie                           Callaghan       Letterkenny A C              26.20 35                   56 Laura                               Moore         Letterkenny A C              26.23 36                   21 Aoife                            McGonagle      Finn Valley A C               26.24 37                  138 Maeve                          McCafferty      Individual                      26.29 38                   64 Sonia                               Spratt          Letterkenny A C              26.31 39                   34 Rachel                             Moore         Individual                      26.40 40                   41 Denise                            McBride        Letterkenny A C              26.46 41                  128 Smantha                         Wilkinson       Finn Valley A C               27.00 42                     6 Julie                               Cassidy        Letterkenny A C              27.04 43                     5 Caoimhe                          Doherty        Finn Valley A C               27.04 44                  117 Loiuse                             Duddy         Individual                      27.06 45                   94 Coroline                          McGuire        Finn Valley A C               27.25 46                   30 Grace                               Friel           Individual                      27.30 47                  119 Joanne                           Kearney        Individual                      27.31 48                  120 Caroline                           Casey         Individual                      27.44 49                  115 Rosie                               Diver          Individual                      27.55 50                     7 Kathleen                           Griffin          Individual                      27.58 15 May 2011                                       Page 1 of 3Category   No. FirstName  Surname  Club Time  51                   65 Aishling                            Neary          Letterkenny A C              28.20 52                   18 Grace                             Doohan         Individual                      28.32 53                   35 Mairead                           Mangan        Individual                      28.33 54                   91 Carolann                         Campbell        Finn Valley A C               28.37 55                   75 Emma                            O’Carroll        Letterkenny A C              28.42 56                   47 Dierdre                            Bonner         Individual                      28.53 57                   28 Jennifer                         McDermott      Individual                      28.57 58                   58 Geraldine                       McTeague       Letterkenny A C              29.02 59                  111 Shelly                             Doherty        Letterkenny A C              29.18 60                   46 Ciomhe                           Wherity         Letterkenny A C              29.19 61                   74 Joanne                           Kilmartin        Letterkenny A C              29.20 62                   67 Phildelma                       McTeague       Letterkenny A C              29.22 63                   32 Adelle                               Kelly          Letterkenny A C              29.23 64                   89 Mary                               Ruddy         Individual                      29.26 65                   33 Maeve                         McEldowney     Letterkenny A C              29.27 66                   15 Jarah                              Doherty        Milford A C                    29.30 67                   48 Frances                          McBride        Individual                      29.40 68                   77 Mary                               Devlin         Letterkenny A C              29.49 69                  133 Shauna                            Walsh         Individual                      29.52 70                   90 Josephine                        Stewart         Individual                      30.38 71                   60 Aishling                          McAteer        Individual                      30.51 72                   70 Laura                               Lynch          Individual                      30.56 73                  130 Rebecca                           Duffy          Individual                      30.56 74                   52 May                               McBride        Individual                      31.23 75                  127 Eileen                           McCrossan      Letterkenny A C              31.39 76                     2 Patricia                           Doherty        Finn Valley A C               31.39 77                  134 Siobhan                            Duddy         Individual                      32.03 78                   37 Ann Marie                        Shields         Letterkenny A C              32.08 79                  123 Cathy                               Lynch          Individual                      32.39 80                     1 Cora                               Harvey         Finn Valley A C               32.50 81                  112 Mairead                            Gallen         Individual                      32.56 82                   95 Kellie                             Gallagher       Individual                      32.56 83                   45 Anne                              Moldney        Killybegs A C                 32.59 84                   51 Cecelia                           Sheridan        Individual                      33.00 85                   61 Dona                             Gallagher       Letterkenny A C              33.01 86                  129 Sharon                           McFeeley       Letterkenny A C              33.02 87                     8 Brid                                 Burns          Individual                      33.11 88                  121 Fiona                              Temple         Letterkenny A C              33.18 89                   36 Siobhan                             Friel           Individual                      33.30 90                   27 Sharon                            Geanlan        Finn Valley A C               33.30 91                  110 Alice                               Murray         Individual                      35.02 92                   49 Clare                              McBride        Individual                      35.05 93                   69 Lynsey                            Harding        Finn Valley A C               35.20 94                  116 Derbhla                            McGill         Letterkenny A C              35.40 95                   93 Silvia                             Robinson        Letterkenny A C              35.41 96                   19 Patricia                         McDermott      Letterkenny A C              35.52 97                   10 Cathy                             Hamilton        Letterkenny A C              35.52 98                   17 Awnalia                           Deerey         Letterkenny A C              36.02 99                   73 Claire                               Price          Letterkenny A C              36.14 100                   72 Denise                           Gallagher       Letterkenny A C              36.15 101                   57 Francine                        Conaghan       Individual                      39.31 102                 108 Belinda                           McArdle        Letterkenny A C              40.13 103                   81 Clare                             McGlynn        Individual                      43.02JW 104                 135 Jillian                              Marley         Milford A C                    23.19Category   No. FirstName  Surname  Club Time 105                   96 Laura Lee                        Penrose        Finn Valley A C               23.42 106                 136 Caroline                           Marley         Milford A C                    26.21 107                 131 Amy                                McGill         Letterkenny A C              30.38 108                   39 Grace                              Harkin         Individual                      39.14W40+ 109                   14 Noleen                             Porter          Finn Valley A C               20.15 110                    4 Elish                                 Bell           Inishowen A C                23.14 111                   43 Margaret                          Shields         Letterkenny A C              23.54 112                   29 Kathy                              Harvey         Letterkenny A C              26.01 113                 105 Labhaoise                        Maguire        Letterkenny A C              28.41 114                   88 Bridget                             Moore         Individual                      29.02 115                   31 Patricia                            Dooley         Finn Valley A C               29.24 116                   76 Aishling                          Gallagher       Letterkenny A C              29.52 117                   40 Siobhan                            Boyce         Individual                      32.48 118                 103 Susie                              Roarty         Individual                      37.14 119                 104 Veronica                         McBride        Individual                      37.24 120                   38 Brenda                             O’Neill         Individual                      39.14W45+ 121                   85 Nancy                           McNamee       Finn Valley A C               23.47 122                   62 Josie                               Lawlor         Individual                      26.14 123                 107 Ann                               McGinley       Individual                      37.17 124                 106 Bernie                            Sweeney        Individual                      37.24W50+ 125                   25 Gloria                             Donaghy        Finn Valley A C               22.37 126                   24 Noreen                            Bonner         Finn Valley A C               23.04 127                   16 Una                                 Gavin          City Of Derry                  23.23 128                   86 Mary                                Bond          Finn Valley A C               25.26 129                 125 Cristine                            Feeley         Finn Valley A C               25.27 130                 100 Valarie                           McGinley       Rosses A.C.                  29.06 131                   59 Mary                               Martin         Finn Valley A C               29.19 132                   68 Ann                                 McGill         Finn Valley A C               32.18 133                   22 Roseleen                       McGonagle      Finn Valley A C               33.56RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K AT GLENVEAGH: THE RESULTS AND THE PICTURES! was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new 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