The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) will convene its 6th Delegates’ Conference today under the theme “For betterment through Organisation and Solidarity”.The event will be held in the conference room of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), High Street and Wights Lane, Kingston, Georgetown and is aimed at reviewing the work of the Federation since its 5th Conference in 2015.FITUG President Carvil DuncanParticipating in the Conference will be delegates and observers representing the Federation’s affiliates; namely GAWU, the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE),According to FITUG, since its last Conference, there have been many changes that took place and others that are still taking place. One such notable change was the election of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government – some weeks after its 2015 February Conference.“The Federation recognises that many of the new Government’s promises have remained unfulfilled as it approaches its three -ear anniversary. Moreover, the FITUG has expressed on several occasions its dismay with policies embraced by the Government which, among other things, have brought to bear heavy pressures on the working people through new and increased taxation for instance,” the Federation stated.It went on to outline too that the coalition Administration’s approach to the sugar industry has been very worrying as the State pursued possibly the largest retrenchment exercise in the history of independent Guyana.“Today, FITUG stands with those workers and their families as they face up to the difficult times brought about by what, in our view, was not a well thought out approach to one of our country’s economic mainstays,” the Union asserted.FITUG further posited that as yet another Conference approaches, it cannot turn a blind eye to the concerns regarding the functioning of critical institutions charged with promoting and defending the country’s democratic way of life. The Union added too that it is also not comforted by the slow, but steady, emergence of tentacles of authoritarianism in society, while recognising as well, a widening rift between the haves and have-nots in the country.Another major development since its last Conference was the discovery of oil and Guyana becoming an oil-producing State in the not too distant future.At today’s Conference, the feature address will be delivered by social activist, Attorney and chartered accountant, Christopher Ram. Also speaking during the Opening Session will be FITUG’s President, Carvil Duncan who will reflect on the work of the FITUG in the last triennium as well as the conditions and challenges of contemporary times.Meanwhile, during the business session, the Conference will receive the report of the General Secretary; the Federation’s Financial Report and will approve motions on several matters of importance. In addition, a new Executive Committee would be elected and would be charged with implementing the Conference’s decision as well as steering the Federation until its 7th Conference which will be held in 2021.
Gaeil Fhánada lottoNumbers drawn 03, 09, 11, 17, 18. Bonus 01. No jackpot winner. €100 winner Francis McBride, Kerrykeel. €50 winner Kathleen Friel, Pollaid. Next week’s jackpot €800. Please support our club!Cumann na mBanLGFA Senior Championship First game on this Sunday 10th July. We play Termon B home and away in first round. If we win these games we would play McCumhaills in semi-final. Ádh mór cailíní!!LGFA MINORSOur Ladies play their first game next Tuesday 12th July in Trialough at 7p.m. against Milford. Best of luck to all involved.U12 Girls Training is on this Friday 08th @ 6pm. Hoping to see you all there.Our Ladies are holding a table quiz in the Atlantic House next Friday 15th July.U9s and U10s Both teams travelled up to our neighbours Termon last Saturday on a very damp and blustery morning. Some mighty football was played by these young, future players of the club.In the U10 game our goalkeeper Killian Friel played really well with some reflex saves and pinpoint kickouts, and the defence in front of him of Eoghan Logue, Caolan mc Elwaine, and Aaron Mclaughlin tackling hard and blocking well with some great defending. Declan Brougham, James Mc Ateer and Ciaran ‘The Baker’ Mc Elwaine controlled things around the middle of the field and were instrumental in setting up attacks for the 3 flying forwards of Cormac Sweeney, Shane Carr and Ultan Blaney who contributed handsomely to the scoreboard. Some of our players were missing through holidays, weddings and sickness but the remaining team members soldiered well in their absence. This is a hard working group of boys who play the game the proper way and are a joy to coach. U9 game. Another close sporting game against a very good Termon team, great kickouts from goalkeeper Pauric Heraghty who organises his defence very well. Dean Friel, Adam Ward and Niall Toland are 3 tough wee defenders who are hard to get past, in the middle of the field Mark Hunter and Oisin Roarty worked very hard against tough opposition. Up front Darragh and Paddy McElwaine played with plenty energy and skill and set up loads of attacks for the busy Daibhead Lynch who scored some mighty points. Again this group of boys are very committed and work hard always both these teams are coached by Paul Dougie Coyle and Martin Mc Ateer.Thanks to David Brady and Paddy Gallagher from the Termon club and to Eddie Harkin and James Cassidy who refereed both games and always encouraged both teams, thanks to all the parents who travelled up in large numbers to support the boys. Martin will be in touch early in the week with the plans for the U8 and U10s for next weekend.Gaeil Fhánada Development.The AGM of our Pitch Development Committee will take place on Monday July 11th at the Clubhouse in Portsalon. We invite members who have an interest in the development to come along to see the work to date and give their views on the project going forward. For further information contact Fiona Shiels on 085-1555645.We look forward to a good turn out.DONEGAL v TYRONE ULSTER FINALDonegal’s Ulster Final will take place in Clones, Monaghan on 17 th July. Best of luck to Rory and the boys from all at Gaeil Fhánada.For attention of club coaching officer and youth coaches. Check out www.playerperformancecoaching.com for information on two different workshops to help advance club coaching:1) Player Performance Coaching Workshop2) Club Coaching ReviewCúl CampGAA Cúl Camp takes place from July 25th to 29th in Trialough. If your child is aged between 6 and 13, why not book them in for a week of fun, based around Gaelic games.Further information and applications from Fiona Shiels.A small deposit secures a place.You can keep up to date with Gaeil Fhánada on Facebook.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA CONGRATULATES CLUB LOTTO WINNERS was last modified: July 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Gaeil Fhanada notes
The Board of Supervision (BOS), an agency of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has boosted its disaster preparedness plans, aimed at improving the care and protection of the nation’s homeless for the hurricane season.Homelessness Co-ordinator at the BOS, Damion Campbell, tells JIS News that the increased effort forms part of the Government’s thrust in securing the wellbeing of the homeless, through its many intervention programmes.The measures include: a review of the National Disaster Action Plan, which outlines the roles and responsibilities that the various stakeholders must play at the parish level, which takes into consideration the provision of food, shelter and medical care.In addition, a series of workshops and training exercises are being conducted in an effort to sensitize persons about how to effectively deal with the homeless, in case of a natural disaster.“In terms of feedback from the various training exercises that were conducted, we have discovered that on a regional basis, individuals are better aware of the roles that they have to play, as it relates to the different case that exists, in dealing with street persons,” the Co-ordinator tells JIS News.Other plans include providing access to transitional and permanent housing, developing public awareness programmes, implementing additional projects at the parish level, and building and strengthening partnerships among diverse stakeholders.“We have to play our part, because homeless persons are in need of care and protection, whether or not there is a hurricane. Our aim is to make persons aware of the services that currently exist, so that assistance can be acquired from the various organisations islandwide,” he said.Mr. Campbell informs JIS News that currently there are six homeless shelters in operation islandwide, where persons can go in case of an emergency.These are the Marie Atkins Night Shelter in Kingston; Portland Rehabilitation Centre and Open Arms Drop-In Centre, Portland; Refuge of Hope in St. James; Westmoreland Association for Street People (WASP) in Savanna-la-mar; and the Ebenezer Home in Manchester.He points out that information on shelters for the homeless can be accessed through the various parish council offices, and poor relief departments islandwide.Mr. Campbell adds that while funding remains a challenge to effectively provide for this sector of society, the BOS remains committed to safeguarding the welfare of the nation’s homeless, in collaboration with its stakeholders.He emphasizes that the Government alone cannot do it, and is encouraging private sector companies and individuals to get on board.Some of the stakeholders are: Ministry of Health (MOH), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Food for the Poor, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Community Mental Health Services, Jamaica Red Cross and the Salvation Army.The Board of Supervision is a statutory body that was established under the Poor Relief Act, to supervise and monitor the delivery of the poor relief service, performed by the Parish Councils and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) Other plans include providing access to transitional and permanent housing Story Highlights The increased effort forms part of the Government’s thrust in securing the wellbeing of the homeless