The basic data on which the LCDS ideas are founded are still to be placed in the public domain

Dear Editor, Peter Persaud (`LCDS consultations were monitored by a credible organization approved by Norway’, (SN March 18, 2010) has not appreciated that it is the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), not the principle, which is mentioned repeatedly in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued in September 2007, and to which Guyana is a signatory.