Disrespect to Amerindians

Disrespect to Amerindians

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great disgust and anger that I have decided to pen this letter in relation to an article that was published in your daily newspaper, dated Saturday, May 26, 2018 under the theme “Student prohibited from participating in culture day.’’Editor, as an Amerindian by birth and a proud Amerindian, I must say that I am totally angry and sad with tears in my eyes whiles reading this article which depicts a total disrespect and a slap to the face by the administration and staff of the Mae’s Schools to the Amerindian peoples of Guyana.Editor, I have participated in numerous Amerindian activities organised by my village and even went on to showcase my culture by being a part of the opening of the annual Amerindian Heritage Month in reciting a poem titled ‘Proud Amerindian Man’ in the year 2008 and was decked out in a costume similar to that which the student wore which was considered inappropriate by Mae’s Schools.Amerindian People are a unique ethnic group which has a wide range of traditional Indigenous wear that we showcase as a way of preserving our culture. If the Mae’s Schools had known the history of the Amerindian People, which they have shown that they do not, they could have known that our earlier ancestors used to wear laps and were decked out in different designs of tibisiri skirts, shirts, and tops which showcases the Amerindian culture, so nothing was wrong or inappropriate with the costume worn by that student.Editor, I must say that if I am not mistaken, the other students may have decked out themselves that day with outfits that showcases the cultures of the different ethnic groups and deemed appropriate but this child because it’s an outfit by Amerindians, it is inappropriate which only showcases the lackadaisical and racist attitude of the administration of the Mae’s Schools.I do hope that the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry looks into the story of this child which was made a laughing stock of the Mae’s Schools; I known for sure this will affect the self-esteem of that student, me myself would have felt bad if I were in that situation.I would not stand by and watch my culture and ethnic group being disregarded by members of society because I know Amerindian people have contributed significantly to the development of this nation and a typical example that is common is the name of our country (Guyana) which is an Amerindian word of the Arawak tribe which means ‘land of many waters’.Regards,Robin JosephWaramuri Missionlast_img read more

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Annandale man nabbed with handguns

first_imgAn Annandale, East Coast Demerara man was on Thursday arrested after he was found with two illegal handguns and several rounds of ammunition in his possession.According to reports, the 24-year-old unemployed man was arrested in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, after Police received a tip-off.Police ranks at about 12:40h went to a house in the area where they found a .38 revolver and a 9mm pistol along with three rounds of ammunition.The man has been arrested and is assisting Police with their investigations. Only on Wednesday, Jermaine Marius, a 25-year-old labourer of Lot 70 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, was charged and remanded to prison for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.Marius was nabbed after Police ranks went to a home on Hadfield Street where a .32 Taurus pistol and a .38 special revolver along with several rounds of ammunition were unearthed.last_img read more

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Robert Ogilvie Elementary School part of Adopt a School program

first_img“We have a growing population at our inner city school. We have an increasing ESL population so easy reading books are a necessity. WE also have pre-school classes in our school and they come to the library weekly for book exchanges. Although they are not in our number of students that attend K-6, that are using our facility (an extra 20 students). We also encourage our families with children 0-5 to come and check out books. Overall, our reading scores are below the district average and we are trying to increase fluency and comprehension. We do an open daily exchange time of 30 minutes/day and each class has one library block in addition. We do reading contests and are trying whatever we can to increase the “love of reading” in our students.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local school is looking for donations for the Adopt a School program.So far, 49 out of the 360 book goal have been donated to Robert Ogilvie Elementary School. For every 2 books that are bought, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will give the school 1 extra book. So far, 15 out of 40 have been earned.The school currently has 360 children. The book age is currently 10-20 years. They also only have an $8 budget per child to spend on books currently.- Advertisement -On a post on the Adopt a School program website, Kathy Scheck who is the school principal, says that the population at the school is growing.last_img read more

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Eboue desperate to get back to football

first_img0Shares0000Emmanuel Eboue, a 32-year-old former Ivory Coast international, was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in pre-season ©Giuseppe Cacace (AFP/File)LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 6- Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has admitted he is desperate to return to the football pitch following the revelation of his heartbreaking personal struggles.The Gunners’ cult hero previously revealed he had seriously considered taking his own life after financial mismanagement had left him penniless, with a bitter divorce meaning he has been estranged from his three children since the summer. Eboue has now opened up about his recent downward spiral, insisting he wants to play football again as he feels ‘abandoned’ and ‘completely alone’.The free agent told French TV show Canal: ‘All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.‘I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football. I don’t care where.‘I live with my bags already packed, as there is a chance I could be kicked out of my house.‘I don’t have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned. I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.’At the height of his career at the Emirates he took home a seven-digit sum every year during his time in North London, earning a further £1.5 million annually playing for Turkish giants Galatasaray.However, with his former wife Aurelie being awarded all the couple’s assets, he has been forced to dodge police and bailiffs following a court order – insisting he hand over his home in Enfield to her.Heartbreakingly, Eboue has been unable to visit his kids since the estrangement from Aurelie back in June last year.The 34-year-old, who once played in a Champions League final for Arsenal against Barcelona in 2006, has been hit hard with misfortune.-By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fear of another FA Cup shock inspired Stoke to victory, claims Hughes

first_img Stoke celebrate FA Cup win over Rochdale 1 Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said the fear of falling victim to another FA Cup upset inspired his side to a 4-1 victory over Rochdale.Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all suffered big upsets over a memorable weekend, while Manchester United were held to a draw by League Two Cambridge.But Stoke did not fall into the same trap as their rivals as goals from Bojan, Stephen Ireland, Jon Walters and Victor Moses were enough to see off the League One Dale on Monday night.“I mentioned what happened to the players over the weekend before the match. It would have been foolish not to,” the Stoke manager said.“I needed to make sure there was a real focus to us as a group.“There was a reason why the television cameras were here – people were hoping for an upset, but we didn’t want to be a part of that. We didn’t want it to happen.”Ireland put Stoke 2-0 up just after the break, then Moses scored a stunning curler for the Potters’ third and Walters rounded the win off from close-range after Rhys Bennett netted a consolation for the hosts.But the best goal of the night was Stoke’s first, which was scored by their star player Bojan, who hammered a left-foot-volley past Josh Lillis from 25 yards.However, the Potters suffered a blow when the in-form orward hobbled off with a knee injury, and Hughes hopes the Spaniard, who has been a revelation for the Potters this term, is not out for a long time.“There is a concern there for us,” the Welshman added.“We don’t know how bad it is. He has gone back home and we will check him in the morning.“He is due for a scan so hopefully he will be okay.“Hopefully if the scan is clear he will be okay and it is just a short-term thing but at the moment it’s a concern for us.”Hughes thoroughly enjoyed watching Bojan’s effort fly in from just outside the box.“It was an outstanding goal,” he said.“He showed his qualities once again and it will be disappointing if we lose him for any length of time, but if you do others have to step up to the mark.“Stephen Ireland came in and showed a lot of quality tonight. He always looked likely to score and he did tonight. If one door closes for one player, another opens.”last_img read more

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ULSTER BANK DONEGAL REPOSSESSION CASE STALLED

first_imgA woman got to hold onto her house a little longer yesterday because of the Ulster Bank computer crisis.The woman appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal after Ulster Bank sought repossession of her house.Barristers representing the bank tried to have the case adjourned because it was not in a position to proceed yesterday (TUES) “because of the ongoing IT issues.” However Judge John O’Hagan ordered the bank to issue new papers in the case, forcing Ulster Bank to start the case again against a woman and her ex-husband.He also ordered the bank to pay its own costs striking out the bank’s request of its costs.At hearing  ULSTER BANK DONEGAL REPOSSESSION CASE STALLED was last modified: July 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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INISHOWEN AC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FIT4LIFE THREE RACE CHALLENGE

first_imgInishowen AC County Donegal invites all Fit 4 Life women to this 3 race challenge. This will be a great opportunity for athletes, fun joggers and walkers to take part in a non-competitive and recreational event .These Fit4Life races will help you develop your fitness in a fun environment. The 3 events will take place over three different courses on the largest Peninsula in Ireland.Race details Sunday 27th May Buncrana 11.00am StartSunday 17th June Carndonagh 11.00 am StartSunday 1st July Clonmany 11.00 am StartEntry fee for all races is €5 and refreshments will be served after all races. All runs will start at 11am, with registration from 10am. The races are open to non club members and all abilities are welcome. This is a non competitive series, with prizes on a spot prize basis. Anyone who completes all 3 runs will be entered into a draw for 100 euro.We would encourage participants to pre-enter. Pre-registration is now open for the first race. Please e-mail your name & club (if any) to IACPreReg@gmail.comSee www.inishowenac.com & Inishowen AC on FacebookThe first of the 3 events will take place in Buncrana on Sunday 27th May, Pre – enter now and let’s make this a real Fit4Life occasion.For more details contact 0868468050. INISHOWEN AC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FIT4LIFE THREE RACE CHALLENGE was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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 window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Inishowen AClast_img read more

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This is who your Premier League team will play on the first day

first_img REVEALED REVEALED Manchester City will begin their Premier League defence against Arsenal.Pep Guardiola’s team ran away with the title last term when they brushed aside the competition by recording 100 points, 19 clear of second placed Manchester United.However, as talkSPORT.com pointed out yesterday they love a goal fest on the opening day.Elsewhere, new boys Wolves host Everton, Cardiff travel to Bournemouth and Fulham play Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.The first round of games will take place on 11 August, with all transfer deals to be completed by then, too.Last season clubs voted to close the window before the season begins, meaning the deadline for players to be registered is 5pm on Thursday 9 August. REVEALED Luckily for you, talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have 89 Premier League games EXCLUSIVELY live Premier League fixtures REVEALED Manchester United Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Arsenal v Manchester CityBournemouth v Cardiff CityWatford v Brighton and Hove AlbionSouthampton v BurnleyHuddersfield Town v ChelseaFulham v Crystal PalaceWolverhampton Wanderers v EvertonManchester United v Leicester CityLiverpool v West Ham UnitedNewcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Every single one of Liverpool’s 2018/19 Premier League fixtures Who do Arsenal start against and when is north London derby? PL fixtures in full center_img When are the Manchester, north London and Merseyside derbies? FIXTURES Who do Man City start against and when is Manchester derby? PL fixtures in full Chelsea Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Opening day fixtures Tottenham Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule REVEALED REVEALED 1last_img read more

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GARDAI STEP UP HUNT FOR MANIAC BEHIND BOGDAN’S BRUTAL MURDER

first_imgGARDAI have spent a sixth day hunting the maniac who stabbed a Polish national to death at his Co Donegal home.Bogdan Michalkiawicz was last seen alive on Monday last, eight days ago.Last Wednesday he was found dead by his brother at his apartment in Westside in Letterkenny. The killing has left people living in the Riverside apartments area terrified.It’s understood Gardai have made considerable progress in their hunt for the killer who subjected 41-year-old Bogdan to a sustained and horrific attack.We also understand that Gardai are still working in and around the scene of the crime in a bid to gather clues on the killer.Officers were still there last night. Detectives have interviewed a number of people as part of the murder inquiry.But so far no arrests have been made and that is worrying for residents.“It’s almost a week since this poor man was killed and there is a very real fear around here,” said one resident.“The Garda presence has been very reassuring though; people just want whoever did this caught.”Anyone with information can make contact with the Gardai at Letterkenny 074 9167100 or alternatively on the Garda Confidential number by calling 1800 666 111 or they can simply call in person to Letterkenny Garda Station. GARDAI STEP UP HUNT FOR MANIAC BEHIND BOGDAN’S BRUTAL MURDER was last modified: May 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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 window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GARDAI STEP UP HUNT FOR MANIAC BEHIND BODGAN’S BRUTAL MURDERlast_img read more

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Women’s Golf Heads to Arizona for Red Rocks Invite

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team is set to travel to the Red Rocks Invitational in Sedona, Ariz. March 24-25. The 54-hole event will be played at Oakcreek Country Club. Following the Red Rocks Invitational the Bulldogs will travel to Peoria, Ill. March 30-31 for the Bradley Spring Invitational as their final preparation for the MVC Championships at the end of April. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs continued their spring season last week in Dallas, Texas at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational. Junior Grace Dunn tied for 31st with a team-best 237 (80-75-82). Dunn leads the team this season averaging 77.4 over 20 rounds. Senior Madison Glennie tied for 54th in Dallas with a 243 (82-80-81).center_img The Bulldogs are set to face off against 18 teams including host Northern Arizona, Boise State, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, South Dakota and Southern Utah.last_img read more

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