…forced to borrow money to maintain families Security Guards attached to the offices of the Region One Regional Democratic Council (Barima-Waini) are calling for their payment, which they have not received since January.The unpaid workers were previously employed with another security firm, whose contract was not renewed when the coalition Government took office.According to one security officer, his family ‘s wellbeing is dependent on the money he earns as a security guard, since with “the nature of the job and the shift system, persons employed cannot find the time to cultivate their farms, and as such depend solely on their salaries to maintain their families.”He added that enquires regarding payments directed to Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO) Renitta Williams are being met with the same response each time: “Payment is on its way”.Forced to borrow money to sustain themselves and their families, the workers are calling for urgent intervention and assistance in resolving their current plight.Just on Wednesday last, security guards of Region Five picketed the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) calling for termination of the contract with the firm they are currently working with.This firm, according to reports, has failed to pay its workers since December last.The guards, who were at a breaking point, withdrew their services from several key agencies in the region to support a call for the regional administration to terminate the contract with the company to provide security to schools, hospitals and other Government agencies.Katty Fraser, a mother of two, said her daughter is currently hospitalised, but she has no money to supply her needs.Another guard, Vernetta LaRose, a mother of eight, who resides at Number 22 Bel Air, West Coast Berbice, said the guards were told they must open an account at a specific commercial bank, into which their salaries would be paid.The picketing action of the guards were reportedly met with hostility from the Region 5 Executive Officer, Ovid Morrison, who ordered them out of a section of the RDC compound.Region 5 Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, in a meeting with the guards, voiced his hope that the Government would intervene on the guards’ behalf, as his engagements with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm had proved futile.
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Club CompetitionsA 3 Ball Scramble in aid of The Lifeboat Service takes place on Friday 1st August with Presentation of Prizes afterwards. Ladies’ CompetitionsSponsor: La Bella Donna 20th & 22nd July – 18 holes StablefordMary Talbot in returning a score of 41pts was the winner of the La Bella Donna competition.She had one of those days when everything went her way and her round included a birdie 2 on the 5th. For her efforts she will enjoy an Italian Meal. Mary Daly was runner up with 39pts and has finally reduced her handicap.For the 3rd week in a row Claire Paasch has featured among the prizewinners with a score of 39pts. Dorothy Woods playing off 12 had an impressive 38pts.1. Mary Talbot (17) 41pts2. Mary Daly (31) 39pts BOT3. Clare Paasch (35) 39pts 4. Dorothy Woods (12) 38ptsFront 9 Jane Sharkey (27) 22ptsBack 9 Margaret Buckley (28) 20pts9 hole competition 1. Charlotte Caldwell (22) 18pts BOT2. Gaye McGoldrik (36) 18ptsUpcoming CompetitionsSponsor: White Hotels – 3rd & 5th August4th August – Charity Competition in aid of National Breast Cancer Institute.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 27th of July Four-Ball – Sponsored by Edwin Kirk.Jason Carr and Diarmuid McGettigan put together an excellent score of 42pts in breezy conditions to win the Sunday Four-Ball. In second place were Eamonn Duffy and Pat Brogan and they had one shot to spare over Matt Gallagher & Raymond Nolan.Results:1.D. McGettigan (13) & Jason Carr (6) 42pts,2.Eamonn Duffy (18) & Pat Brogan (15) 39pts,3.Matt Gallagher (20) & Raymond Nolan (17) 38pts,Upcoming CompetitionsSunday 3rd & Monday 4th of August – Singles Stableford sponsored by White Hotels.Thursday SpecialsThe race for player of the year is really starting to heat up, last week’s leader Conor McNulty now finds himself in 3rd place, after losing his lead. Frank O’Donnell fought back well this week and is back on top of the leaderboard.This week’s winner Martin Travers returned an excellent score of 37pts to move into 2nd place on the player of the Year leaderboard. For the second week running Shane Browne finished 2nd with 35pts on a break of tie from Peter McDonnell who also had 35pts. Our Chairman Aiden Cassidy is warming up well for his Chairman’s Day this week by claiming 4th Place with 34pts on break of tie.Leo Doody won the 1st 9 with a very impressive score of 22pts and Daire Woods won the prize for past players with 34pts.Mr Aiden Cassidy’s Chairman’s Day will be this Thursday, 31st July. If you can please try to play early as a large turnout is expected. There will be prizes for longest drive, nearest the pin and past players.Phoenix Cup, players are reminded that 3rd round matches must be completed by the 6th August.GOLF NEWS: MARY TALBOT WINS THE LA BELLA DONNA COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: July 29th, 2014 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSport