Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 13th 2015 Contents along with another passenger in a maxi, wrestled
with two bandits and managed to throw them out
of the moving vehicle.
She described him as being a gentle soul who
often spoke of politics, religion and football.
Rev Ricky Mc Clatchie during his sermon reit-
erated what Guy's sister said. He told the officers,
all of whom wore black armbands, that their guns
and handcuffs were not enough to fight the evil
of the land.
"Crime is not what we have now, that was in
the 70's, what we have now is evil and wickedness,"
Mc Clatchie said, as he called on the congregation
to join him in prayer for all police officers.
Mc Clatchie also encouraged the congregation
to walk with God and to emulate Guy, who did
that. He said that death was usually a catalyst for
people to analyse their lives and asked that the
mourners use Guy's death to "check themselves".
Police are seeking to re-interview the couple
they released last week in connection with the
killing of police constable Montgomery Guy.
According to the couple's attorney, Fareed Ali,
the duo are fearful after the woman's blurred
face and name was used in a television news
report after being released. Yesterday Ali said
officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations
want to record another statement from the
couple, particulary the woman, who was in the
car when Guy was killed. Ali questioned whether
the results of the gun powder residue tests was
the reason his clients are being sought out.
"The Victim and Witness Support Unit of the
Police Service failed to look after them, they
having been released. Both persons of interest
were not offered the kind of support and
counselling necessary for people, who are in
reality the true victims, in this unfortunate
ordeal," Ali said.
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JENSEN LA VENDE
The killing of police constable Mont-
gomery Guy, was not just a criminal act
but an act of evil, according to his sister
and a pastor at the church he attended.
Speaking during the eulogy at the
D'Abadie Pentecostal Church at Ragoo
Road, Mausica yesterday, Guy's sister,
Kemlyn Guy-Peters, said the days are now
evil and that the love of men have waxed
cold, paraphrasing a biblical text. She called
on the mourners to be encouraged and
thanked God for the 49 years that they
had with Guy.
Guy, 49, of Bon Air Gardens, Arouca,
was shot once in the head as he drove
along Agra Street, St James on October
4. He was taken to the St James Medical
Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival
around 9.30 pm. Police said Guy picked
up two people at Agra Street, a man and
woman, shortly before the shooting. He
was shot by the male passenger while
driving. Officers said residents of Agra
Street, St James, heard at least two gun-
shots before hearing a crashing sound.
When they investigated, they saw a Toyota
Corolla mounted on the pavement after
it crashed into a wall. Guy's body was
slumped in the driver's seat. The shooter
ran from the scene, eyewitness said while
the woman ran to the St James Police Sta-
tion. She gave a statement to police and
was later released even though police
described her as "a person of interest"
Following Guy-Peters' eulogy, his divi-
sional commander, Snr Supt Beverly Lewis,
recalled how he told of a story where he
A one-off holiday in recognition of T&T's
Amerindian culture, agricultural lands for
the First Peoples and support from the
Roman Catholic Church in acknowledging
that atrocities were committed against them
were some of the recommendations made
by Ricardo Bharath Hernandez, Chief of
the Santa Rosa First People's Community.
He was speaking that the University of
T&T (UTT) International First Peoples con-
ference themed, "Exploring Restitution for
Native Genocide and Enslavement," which
took place at the UTT's O'Meara campus,
O'Meara Industrial Estate, Arima, yesterday.
Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education
and Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Com-
munity Development, Culture and Arts were
expected to deliver feature addresses but
both were absent as they had to attend yes-
terday's budget debate in Parliament.
Hernandez said, "Initially the First Peoples
had 1,320 acres of land which was the inalien-
able property of the indigenous peoples to
pass from generation to generation.
"Today the indigenous people are landless,
virtually squatters. Permission still has to be
sought from the Catholic church to build or
to get light or water connection."
He also challenged UTT and relevant Gov-
ernment departments to gather teams of
local researchers to produce a nationwide
index on the indigenous peoples.
"We are limited because enough informa-
tion on the First Peoples is not in the public
view," Hernandez said.
Regarding support from the RC Church,
he said, the indigenous peoples were neither
asking for monetary compensation nor land
from the church.
"We are asking for the church to acknowl-
edge these atrocities took place so that with
the voice of support from the Church, the
authorities responsible for restitution would
realise the legitimacy of our claim.
"We get the feeling at times that people
in the Church would like to dilute the impor-
tance of the indigenous people, our culture
and traditions. Those who feel our traditional
systems are no longer relevant and create an
environment of pressure towards further
assimilation," Hernandez said.
Dr Fazal Ali, senior vice president and
provost of the UTT, who also spoke at the
function said while much has been done,
there was still more that could be accom-
plished to truly recognise the importance
and contribution of the indigenous peoples.
Ali also lauded them for being proactive
in participating in international conferences
in order to achieve their rights and influence
the outcomes of the development processes
that may affect their lives and communi-
A host of activities is also planned to cel-
ebrate Indigenous Peoples including a street
parade in Port-of-Spain on Friday.
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Pastor at funeral of slain cop
Guns not enough to fight evil in T&T
COUPLE TO BE QUESTIONED AGAIN
Rev Ricky Mc Clatchie blesses the family and commits the body of PC Montgomery Guy
(inset photo) during his funeral at the D'Abadie Pentecostal Church yesterday.
PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
Members of the First People of Suriname offer prayers during yesterday's symposium at
the UTT's Omera Campus in Arima. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Give us public holiday
Indigenous People want land, support from RC church
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