Title: Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00013
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Alternate Title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown Guyana
Publication Date: April 10, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subject: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Volume ID: VID00013
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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"2 ,' SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 200

Rose Hall

council to

be fired

By Mark Ramotar

THE ineffective and almost dormant Rose
Hall Town Council will be dissolved this
week and replaced by an Interim Manage-
ment Committee (IMC), President Bharrat
Jagdeo announced yesterday.

The President, during a
walkabout in Rose Hall Town,
met scores of residents who
were vocal in their complaints
as they vented their frustrations
at the ineffectiveness of the
:town council.
"Within a week or so we
will change the town council
here because we don't feel that
the council is dealing with the
issues in Rose Hall," the Head

of State told residents, much to
their delight.
"We will be putting in an
IMC here in Rose Hall to take
over the town council. We need
fresh, new faces who can get the
job done," the President added.
He noted that changing the
Rose Hall Town Council had
been on the cards for almost two
years now.
"I am horrified that the

BERBICE OUTREACH: members of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and others meet President Jagdeo and team.

changes have not been done as
yet," the President declared.
He was also angry.at the in-
competence of several other re-
gional administrative bodies in
Berbice which are supposed to
serve the people but' "simply

can't get the job done".
He said the move to revamp
the Rose Hall Town Council is
only part of the larger plan to
revamp other councils around
the country.
He, however, emphasised
that the changes to take place are
not a substitute for local gov-:
ernment elections.
Mr Jagdeo said he does not
even know some of these re-
gional administrative officials,
yet he gets the blame for their
incompetence simply because
he is President.
He indicated, in no uncer-
tain terms, that these officials
will have to pull their weight or
will be fired.
Cabinet, at a special ses-
sion at the Albion sugar estate
training centre on Friday,
adopted the much-touted ac-
countability framework that
would require regional officials
to submit a report to Cabinet
during the first week of every
nionh. oin i he previous
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President Jagdeo said the
report will be done in a standard
format covering the five
programmes supported by the
Central Government in the na-
tional budget agriculture, edu-
cation, health, works and admin-
It will also report on other
issues such as water, policing
work and all the other services
that are provided by the govern-
ment, including drainage and ir-
He said this would mean
that the regional administration
would be held accountable for
convening a meeting with offi-
cials from the various sectors at
least once a month so that this
report could be sent out.
The President, however, in-
dicated that he would not expect
these officials to await the con-
sideration of their report to con-
sider resolving problems within
their sectors,
"If an issue is taking place,-
if-there is a problem on Janu-
ary 1st that is fixed on Febru-
ary 6th because that is only
when the report has come into
Cabinet, the ministry will have
to report to me on actions taken

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to solve these problems during
that period."
This, the President said,
will enable Cabinet to "see the
sectors that are working, what
problems they have with
implementation and if there are
obstacles then we would at-
tempt to remove those ob-
stacles so that they can have
better functioning and perfor-
"We intend to make this
work as best as possible. I have
already made it clear that those
people who would be respon-
sible, if they don't get this .fight
then their jobs would be on line,"
he stressed.
The President, who is lead-
ing his Cabinet on a packed
three-day outreach programme
in Regions Five .:nd Si%. i\ Iiied
several communities along the
Corentyne ,,at ;, e-sterdj.%
He met residents, shop-
pers and endorses at Rose
Hall, Port Mourani market
and had community meet-
ings at the Skeldon primary
school, Macedonia/Joppa
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President assures
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has reassured Berbicians that
plans for a bridge across the Berbice River are continuing.
He told a late night nets conference Fndal at the Albion
sugar estate training centre in Berbice that representauveb ot a
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2003 recommended a change in the location of the bridge.
The government had originally planned to build the bridge
near Highbury, which would have also seen repairs to the road
leading to Highbury.
However, the study recommends that the Berbice River
Bridge be located at D' Edward Village and proceed to Crab Is-
land, eventually linking the Corentyne Highway, the President
The Government Information Agency (GINA) said he noted
that the bridge would not be linked to the Canje area.
The agency said the Berbice River Bridge project is esti-
mated to cost US$35M.
However, if the administration went ahead with the
original plan to have the other location for the bridge, it
will cost US$18M to construct the road leading to the
bridge, it noted.

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extremely upset by the killings,
residents said.

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police have issued wanted bul-
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Guyanese Peter Marare, 18, an
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 2005

Editorial '




IT WAS inevitable that once he was exonerated by an
independent high-level commission on' allegations of
involvement in "death squad" killings. Mr. Ronald Gajraj
would have been requested to end his leave of absence
and resume duties as Minister of Home Affairs.
For President Bharrat Jagdeo to have done
otherwise even if not for the full remaining period of
the life of the present government would have been to
signal its own reservation about the findings of the
This would only have given grist for the mills of the
government's opponents who themselves had so
blatantly failed from the start to cooperate with the police,
or to offer any specific, "credible evidence", against Mr.
Gajraj. !
For all the self-serving claims and complaints that
persist, the minister's resumption of duties is, therefore,
a logical development, and consistent With governance
practices elsewhere in the region.

The moreso, in view of the unqualified declaration
by the trio of respected Commissioners Justice of
Appeal, Mr. Ian Chang, S.C., (chairman); ex-Chancellor
of the Judiciary, Mr. Keith Massiah; and former Chief of
Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Mr. Norman McLean.
Their unanimous verdict was that they had received "no
credible evidence" against Gajraj.
This newspaper is on record as having suggested,
before it happened, that given the serious nature of the
allegations against him much of politically-generated -
that Mr. Gajraj should either be invited to go on leave, or
offer to do so, pending the outcome of an independent
and transparent probe.
Well, the investigation has taken place, quite
transparently, and Mr. Gajraj has been exonerated. The
Commission's report having been considered by the
President and the Cabinet is now to be laid in Parliament
and released for public scrutiny without any expedient,
self-serving editing and interpretation.
It is encouraging to note that the government has also
decided to speedily act on other important aspects of the
Commission's findings, such as the sensitive matter of
issuing of licences for firearms to remove any possible
ministerial involvement in the process.
This is how it should be. Never mind the culture that
prevailed under the long dispensation of PNC rule during
which it became the norm for a party and ministers to be
active- collaborators in the issuing of gun licences and
in intelligence gathering against opponents and others.
Such practices are more consistent with a police state
than democratic governance. Simply put, two wrongs do
not make a right.
Nor should any attempt be made to rationalise
political and other crimes based on practices of the past
- whether an 'X-13 plan', or else, of a previous
dispensation with extra-judicial killings by any death
squad in these times. The narco-traffic trade has
spawned killing gangs in a number of CARICOM states,
Guyana included.
Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of every civilised

state to tiave ZERO tolerance for the emergence of any
'death squad'. It is most shocking for any member of a
Police Service to be involved in criminal activities and,
worse, with armed criminals of a killing squad.
It has been noted that the Minister of Culture, Youth
and Sports, Gail Teixeira, was openly praised recently
by Police Commissioner Winston Felix, for her role as
acting Home Affairs Minister. The Minister has evidently
done a good job in handling expanded multi-portfolio
On his resumption of duties tomorrow, Mr. Gajraj, who has
developed much experience over the years as Minister of
Home Affairs, would be expected to demonstrate his own
capacity for promoting the best possible relations between his
ministry and the Guyana Police Force.
.He should not allow bitterness to affect his
performance; nor should he be side-tracked by
institutionalized opponents from .functioning in the best
interest of the state and the Guyanese people.
Perhaps a ministerial reshuffle may yet take place
before the next general election, still at least a year away.
Ministerial reshuffles remain a rarity for this government.
For now, the Chang Commission's report is a most
relevant working document.


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Historic event slated for Trinidad and Tobago

IT IS most ironical that
Jamaica, the Caribbean
Community state that
was the first to officially
propose, way back in 1970, the
creation of a regional court to
replace the Judicial
Committee of the Privy
Council (JCPC) as its final
appellate, institution, should

now be faced with legal and
political hurdles to fully
access the Caribbean Court
of Justice (CCJ) in 2005.
Consequently, as
.arrangements are being
completed for this week's
ceremonial inauguration of the
CCJ in Port-of-Spain on
Saturday, Prime Minister P.J.
Patterson's government is still
.... horns with the
., on Jamaica Labour
i..ty *'"' ) to overcome some
legal A ties to at least access
the -. jurisdiction of the
re. uart on disputes
sett. -'in the framework
of th ". ICOM treaty.
W.' t........ ion pai-ties
and lea.' ' professi~.. s and other

CARICOM states continue to should be challenged tor review member of the Privy Council,
echo sentiments of governments by the Privy Council. Lord Hoffman, in what is
reaffirming commitment to known as the 'Neville Lewis'
having the CCJ, reservations case of 2000, when he warned
still continue to surface,'in his fellow judges:
various fora and forms, with the There are at least two "The rule of law itself will
main concern being preservation jurisdictions within the be damaged and there will be no
of judicial independence from Community that are reported stability in the administration
political interference and to be giving serious of justice in the Caribbean if
influence, consideration to presenting, JCPC judges continue to give
The Patterson either together or separately, decisions on the basis of
administration had a test case to the Privy "doctrinal disposition to come
been stunned by a Council to influence a out differently".
recent (February) possible judicial reversal. Last month, Jamaica's
ruling of the Privy Instances of reversals by former Attorney General, David
Council for failing, the Privy Council of its Coore, signalled that some
procedurally, to decisions are many, including CARICOM Attorneys General
comply- with the death penalty and constitutional had discussed at. a recent
Jamaica constitution Caribbean cases. Even those meeting, possible initiatives to
when it obtained with justifiable concerns for secure a'review by. the Privy
Parliament's approval judicial independence and Council of its decision on the
of a package of separation of powers
^'- legislative measures for would, therefore, be
.*' J a ai c a s aware that there is
participation in the really nothing
CCJ, both in its sacrosanct about
original jurisdiction challenging ruli '
'. and as the country _-.sor s.
fi n. core of the The Chief Justice
Privy Council's ruling of Barbados, Sir David
was not the right of Simmons, who had
the nation's previously chaired the
parliament to pass preparatory committee'
legislation to sever ties with the on arrangements for the
Privy Council and without a CCJ, is on record as
national referendum, noting that "to suggest
Rather, that entrenchment that a kind of
of the CCJ, as replacement for infallibility inheres in
the Privy Council as the final the judgements of the
court of appeal was necessary JCPC is- a wide
for the regional court to have all proposition not
the safeguards and supported by recent
independence pertaining to the evidence... Prime Minister P.J. Patterson
local judiciary. "One merely has to
In the context of such a examine the long list of CCJ legislation, that sent the
ruling, as others argue, there may decisions in the death penalty new leader of the JLP, Bruce
be implications for other cases between November 1993 Golding, rushing to get a
CARICOM states accessing and March 2004", he said, "to clarification from Prime
even the original jurisdiction of discover how often the JCPC Minister Patterson.
the CCJ without the court's judges have reversed themselves Golding threatened to
entrenchment in local laws. by the slenderest majorities on withdraw support from a bi-
Supporters of the CCJ and the same point..." partisan select committee of
critics of the Privy Council's Simmons fortified his parliament 'dealihg'with new
ruling against Jamaica on the contention by citing the draft legislation for Jamaica's
other hand, feel the ruling comments of a long standing .access to the original

jurisdiction of the CCJ. If it
should be discovered that the
government was planning to
somersault on its early decision
to abide by the Privy Council's
ruling on legislative procedures
to ensure entrenchment of the

In response, Patterson
reassured Golding that this was
never a factor in the
government's new approach to
access the original jurisdiction of
the CCJ. At the same time, he

reminded the JLP leader of
Jamaica's "treaty obligation", as
already approved by
parliament, in respect of
implementation of the Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
(CSME) to which the CCJ is
integrally linked as an institution
of the Community.
Indeed, it is difficult to
envisage Jamaica, one of the
architects of CARICOM, being
frustrated from honouring its
treaty obligation. It would
create great difficulties for other
signatory member states doing
business with Jamaica and
effectively undermine the
After further political
hiccups this past week between
the government and opposition
on legislative procedural issues,
it is now expected that the
Jamaica House of
Representatives will approve a
bill at its meeting scheduled for
Tuesday for the country's
access t -the'CCJ, with the
Senate doing likewise on Friday.
Should there be no further

problems in securing opposition
support, -the Jamaica
government would be in the
happy position to participate,
al6ng with other signatory
Community partners, in
Saturday's historic launch of the
CCJ at Queen's Hall in Port-of-
In a way, the Privy
Council's ruling has
diminished some of the aura
originally attached.to the CCJ
inauguration since the
expectation was that Jamaica,
Barbados and Guyana would
have been the trio to have the

CCJ as both their final
appellate court and original
jurisdiction on CSME
This setback is expected
to be overcome as some other
member states pursue phased
arrangements, possibly
within the next 16 months, to
have the CCJ replace the
Privy Council as a, final
appellate court.
For different reasons,
Guyana and Barbados are
already in place to have the
CCJ both in its appellate and
original jurisdiction. But it
requires a minimum of three
signatory. Community states
to be in legislative-readiness
for the. CCJ to function as
the regional court of last
The question is, if not
Jamaica, as expected in its
forthcoming second attempt,
then which of the countries
within the Organisation of
Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS)? The answer should
not be long in coming.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 2005 7


I T WAS shortly after our
morning muster Friday
where we discuss main
stories coming up for
the day and plan coverage,
when a colleague at another
media house called me to ask
whether I had heard about
the floods on the East Coast
What's up with this guy, I
wondered. The floods were in
January, almost three months
What's up with you, he
asked, informing me that several
villages on the East Coast
Demerara were under water
I couldn't believe it.
Sure, it had rained the night
before but them were not ithe
kind of showers that in January
had spawned the country's
worst natural disaster, and there
had been a flood of assurances
from the government that a task
force and what else have you
were implementing urgent mea-
sures to guard against another
The traumatised hundreds
of thousands had been assured
that United Nations and other
international and local experts
had assessed the situation and
put up recommendations which
were being implemented to try-
to stem any floods expected
from the May/June rains.
But this is April and the
rains have not been exceptional
- and the East Coast is flooded
again after some showers?
The President himself, at a
press conference in late Febru-

ary, as mercifully the flood wa-
ters in large parts of the East
Coast receded after more than a
month, announced a string of
urgent and other measures to
clear kokers (sluices) and canals
and to improve drainage sys-
tems to avert another disaster
from floods.
I covered that press con-
ference and here's part of
what I reported on February

"Five new outfalls are to
be built to help drain excess
water from the East Coast
Demerara as the govern-
ment accelerates plans to
avert a repeat ofl month's
re.. month
disastrous floods on the-
coastal plain, President
Bharrat Jdgdeo announced
He also told a news con-
ference that the government
was working on initiatives
with the donor community to
help flood-hit farmers re-
cover and the administra-
tion was examining options
to assist the worst-hit resi-
Showing no strain from
leading the government's
emergency flood response
programme, including a
hectic schedule of day and
night visits to stricken com-
munities, and hosting visit-
ing heads of state and gov-
ernment, a relaxed-looking
President Jagdeo shru n. i

aside calls for an inquiry
into the causes of the flood.
"There was some ne-
glect", he acknowledged,
noting that some kokers
and drainage canals were
blocked, but said, "we do
not need a commission" of
inquiry for that.
He stressed that the
record rains last month
were the primary factor in
the floods and signalled that
the government's overriding
concern was to help flood
victims recover and to ac-
celerate drainage plans to
avert a similar catastrophe.
The United Nations esti-
mated the floods affected
some 300,000 people and
has launched an interna-
tional appeal for some
US$3M to help meet.the im-
mediate recovery costs.
"I am not going to be
sucked into rhetoric... when
we should be busy helpi.wg
people", Mr Jagdeo de-
clared yesterday, announc-
ing plans for a retreat to ex-
\ amine the lessons from the
He said the retreat is ex-
pected to lead to a model for
the Civil Defence Commis-
sion (CDC), envisaged sev-
eral years ago as the over-
all disaster response
The retreat will look at
the structures and protocols
among agencies that will be
needed in a disaster and is
expected to provide a "com-
prehensive overview", the
President told reporters at
the Office of the President
complex in Georgetown.
He reported that a major
infrastructure overhaul was
required in the wake of the
floods lint aid the ininedi-

ate focus was on implement-
ing recommendations from
two Dutch engineers the
UN deployed here last
month to assess the situa-
Their focus was on the
worst-hit East Coast and the
five new outfalls three on
the East Coast and two on
the East Bank Demerara -
are among the immediate
recommendations the gov-
ernment was acting on, Mr:
Jagdeo said.
He hopes the contracts
for the new outfalls would
be awarded by next week.
Chief Executive Officer
of the National Drainage
and Irrigation Board
(NDIB), Ravi Narine earlier
this week said all efforts
were being made to ensure
that short-term measures
recommended by the Dutc;i
experts ar completed be-
fore the onset of anticipated
May/June rains.
He told the Chronicle
that some of the work has
started, while within an-
other week others would be-
he entire short-term
programme should be com-
pleted in five weeks, he

That was late February
and since then officials had
assured that the plans were
on stream.
As I Friday morning dis-
patched a team to find out what
was happening again on the
East Coast, I visualised the
agony, the fear, the trauma, the
terror, the despair that was grip-
ping those watching flood wa-
ters rise again in their yards, in
their farms and into their
There's no need to here go
into the temble damage the Janu-

ary floods wreaked on its vic-
tims and the national economy.
The UN has estimated the flood
recovery bill at G$93B.
Experts have also said tat1
the flood victim;, especially
chi: i:en, would need counselling
to help them get over the
trauma of the floods.
After what they went
through in January and in the
aftermath some had to
evacuate their houses and
sleep in shelters, some lived
for weeks under water, thou-
sands lost crops, livestock
and so much more the mere
pitter patter of rain on the
roof and water rising in the
yard drain would be enough
to drive them nuts.
The nightmare of water is
so fresh in their minds that little
dark clouds puffing by would
send shivers up the spines of
those who had to endure that
hell that subsided just more
than a month ago.
Such was the impact of that
disaster that a top priority had
to be trying to avoid any sign
of rising water again for those
hapless thousands.
So, in the face of this stark
reality, what went wrong? The
rains can't be blamed this time.
We now know that the
ilood nightmare -ialkmg the East

Coast was triggered by a
blocked koker or two. One has
been blocked for six. weeks and
now *t rising water cannot be
drained off into the sea.
After all the hype about all
the plans to urgently tackle
blocked kokers and clearing
clogged canals and the like, some
rains came, the nightmare re-
turns and there is again talk
about plans to tackle the prob-
lem as poor farmers and others
struggling to get their lives back
on track wring their hands in
agony and shake their heads in
Whatever the cause, how
could those in charge of the
much touted urgent clearing
plan allow a blocked koker to
stay clogged for six weeks?
Debris does not accumulate
overnight it takes weeks
for enough to accumulate to
such an extent that one night
of rain floods villages.
Those living the nightmare
do not need a commission of in-
quiry to find out what's wrong.
The message is clear -
something stinks and it's not
only the fetid garbage mounds
still lying around from the Janu-
ary floods.
God help us all in the
May/June rains. Please,

Caste dilution among

Caribbean East India ns

A paper presented at the Conference on The Islan m'.
in Between: Language, Literature and Culture of the '
Eastern Caribbean I
November 3-7,2004, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Nonetheless, their presence in have already established t., the
the Caribbean was "extremely caste system has eroded in East *i *
important in giving the mass of Indian communities to a noini
the Indians psychological pro- where many Caribbean .- .
section in a society basically hos- dians do not even k what -
tile to them racially, culturally, caste is (Nevadom
and economically" (Singh 1974: 1981. 1980a, 1980b. )c:
49). The Brahmins were per- Smith. & Jayawardcnu
ceived by the Caribbean East hi- Speckmann, 1967). hIu..,
dian community to be carriers, ibbean East Indian coni.iine< i
interpreters and transmitters of have been exposed to Wcstcrn
the"Great Tradition" of Hindu- ways for over a hund: )marsh Roopnarine,,
ism. sixty years, and though : 'uJyana-born, is Assistant
extended family relati. ps Professor of History at the
CASTE AMONG CONTEM- and religious beliefs have re- University of the Virgin
PORARY CARIBBEAN mained intact, these conununi- Islands, St. Croix. His'
EAST INDIANS ties have become articles have appeared in
A number of studies in the "Caribbeanised." many regional and
,I art(ff, I1 40 fNPhp AN tW, ury p 9 ,paribblean.lj Jndi,:...... internat oa journals.)
[frf> w m, "t .,, a il,,e CO,' ,' e t ,+ ,+ ,. : -."^. ".' .. '., _'. + ','-"i. II .,,r &+Q,1, ,.: j. . . ". ,.

munities have exchanged one
form of social stratification for
another. Essentially, the caste
system was transformed into a
class system in which internal
caste characteristics were de-
cre,:,!cd and class status differ-
entiation based on education.
economic power and profession
were appreciated. Many East
Indians from low economic
backgrounds rose to prominent
positions which had little to do
with ascribed status but rather
ihd more to do with the open
class system. Many East Indian
families have become wealthy
becau'-e of rice, sugar. and co-
coa cultivation, while others
have achieved high a standard of
education through the exposure
to Western institutions of learn-
ing, including access to British
and Indian universities. Carib-
*;'. *'' ,~'1; i .2; ,

bean East Indian communities
are therefore no different from
other communities in that they
are also stratified according to
power, privilege and prestige.
They are stratified along the
three-tiered system with a small
elite class at the top, a larger
low class at the bottom and an
invisible middle class in be-
Yet caste is not totally ab-
sent in Caribbean East Indian
communities. During the in-
denture period, and even in
contemporary times, dtlipitte
and quarrels are treated
along caste lines. Light-
skinned East Indians with
high economic standing
sometimes remind other East
Indians of their caste or their
low ancestral status, espe-
cially in times of conflict. Al-
though some low-caste East
Indians have experienced so-
cial and economic mobility, it
is not uncommon to hear
denigrating remarks about
them in East Indian commu-
nities and even in families.
One common remark has
been "a chamar is a chamar."
This, however, is symbolic
and has no implication or re-
striction in socio-economic
mobility. On other occasions,
name-calling in regard to the
. caste syste9T isaq attempt to

provide humour and to just
remind East Indians of their
history through folklore The
mere fact that East Indians
from different backgrounds
communicate with each other
is an indication that the caste
system plays no significant
role in terms of restriction.
Lowenthal informs us that in
the Caribbean "caste has, in
short, dissolved as a func-
tional form but survived as an
aspect of prejudice, a matter
of style, an ingredient of per-
sonality" (1972: 150).
To be continued

Dy ShriefKha~

Cultural Change,,

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 2005




or more elegantly
put, strategising. is
commonly employed
by parties to either win or
retain office. Businesses do
the same to remain
competitive and any student
of management will tell you
that "strategy" is a core
subject at the under- and post-
graduate levels at university.
if political parties and others
do not stratigise, they may
find themselves out of .i.;

game or even a spent political
Scheming or
strategising does have its
pitfalls. If it is intended to' seven
one's interest without causing
injury, harm or violence to
others, then it is all well and
good. This is acceptable
behaviour. But scheming to
secure personal or political
advantages through the use of
diabolical schemes such as
violence, infiltration and sowing
division is destructive and

.diseased as the minds that
conceptualise these.
During the past
several weeks certain individuals
. in the governing party have been

documents by the U.S. and
UK governments reveal how
the PNC manipulated,
instigated, coerced and even
collaborated with elements

political adventurisms? The
answer is simple: until now
Guyana is renowned for its
religious tolerance which has
impacted positively on ethnic

Weekly Viewpoint by Robert Persaud

privy to a most disturbing
outcome of a Linden retreat held
by the leadership of the PNCR.
There has been reticence about
these concerns until recently.
President Bharrat Jagdeo, when
quizzed by the media on the
retreat, pointed to the cause for
apprehensions about the
conclusions of that session in
The main areas of
concern are: the attempts by that
party to use religion as a new
source of social division, and
planned a massive infiltration of
non-governmental organizations
(NGOs). The ploy of sowing
division by that party is not new
and the recently released secret

such as the Venezuelans (who
lay claim to two-thirds of our
territory) to win and retain
power illegally until 1992. The
document disclosing the
botched-plan to kidnap Dr. and
Mrs. Jagan is a glaring example.
That the
opposition's retreat focus was
on a similar mode of deception
and division and dangerous
scheming as in the 1960s,
confirms that as a leopard
cannot lose its spots so too are
the forces of division who are
unable to change their old
nasty ways.
Firstly, why does
the PNCR want to target the
religious community for its



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and social harmony in our
society. The opposition's
only political card has been
to instigate ethnic insecurity
to attract votes. Now, by its
most evil plan to foment
religious division, the
opposition falsely believes
that it can expand its
Secondly, why
does the opposition want
to infiltrate non-
governmental bodies? The
answer to that question is
clear: it is a skillful, but
dishonest way of
attracting foreign agencies
funding. It is also a design
to influence various
international reports and
pronouncements as the
word of a NGO is given
more weight than that of an
opposition political party.
This confirms earlier
PPP and the PPP/C
skepticism about certain
"NGOs" which are
dominated by frontline anti-
government officials linked to
the opposition. A most
recent example is the role of
one of the leading lights in
the opposition and its key
strategist Dr. Rupert
Roopnarine in the Guyana
Citizens' Initiative. This

group was established by
reputable individuals to assist in
the January flood relief efforts.
However, by some strange twist
of events, the grouping seems to
be now under the control of
political types such as Dr.
Roopnarine and other leading
WPA-cum-PNCR activists.
Just recently. I saw a letter
written on behalf of all
opposition parties by Dr.
Roopnarine for a 'coordinating
committee' for consultations on
election preparations. This
confirms his current active
opposition credentials.
Worrying is the fact that
this group has been receiving
assistance from various groups
in and out the country and now
with key political figures at the
head, many questions will be
asked. Foremost: Is this an
example of political infiltration
of a group which was supposed
to be a NGO? I am quite sure
those persons with genuine
interest will try to save the
Guyana Citizens' Initiative
from being another political
front for anyone or any so-
called third force aspirants.
The PNCR's retreat
conclusions and plot are
worrisome at this juncture in
our national life. Exposure of
these dangerous schemes is
needed early so that people
understand the implications of
certain opposition actions and
Another area of serious
concern, as disclosed by
President Jagdeto the media,
is that the document from the
retreat noted that if the PNCR
does not have its way with the
elections, the Party will resort
to plan B. What is plan B?
Only the PNCR can tell the
nation. And. it must do so
quickly! Local and international
agencies must demand that the
opposition make full disclosure
and come clean tell us what is
plan B.
Importantly, these
revelations must be a
warning that we all must do
our part to protect religious
harmony and truly non-
governmental and civil
society efforts from being
manipulated by those with
political and divisive

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'Classic Tuesdays'
programme continues on
April 12 with a showing of
the imaginatively filmed
biography of Mexican
woman artist Frida Kahlo,
directed by award-winning
Broadway and opera
director and stage
designer, the American
Julie Taymor.
Drawing on her
instincts as a master of
stage effects and spectacle,
Taymor uses camera
techniques, intense
imagery and colour to
r e c r e a t e
important moments,
events and paintings in
Kahlo's life, which was
marred by suffering after

a tramcar accident at the age
of 18 left her, in 1925,
crippled and in severe pain
for the rest of her life.
With striking good
looks, she had an often
painful and sensational
private life as the wife of a
notorious philanderer, the
legendary Mexican muralist,
Diego Rivera, whose works,
along with those of his
compatriots David Alfaro
Siqueiros and Jose
Clemente Orozco,
celebrating the triumph of
the Mexican revolution,
established Mexican art and
reinvigorated the tradition of
fresco painting in the 20th

(Please turn to page



Luis Carpio
ALTHOUGH the Greater
Caribbean has been
variously proposed as an
undeniable reality from
many points of view
(geographic, cultural,
political, economic, etc.) at
least one generation has by
and large focused on the
commercial side of the

imported model that fails to
recognize that, in this day and
age, regional integration must be
a multifaceted project that
contemplates simultaneous
decisions and actions in various
fields of a country's political,
economic, social and cultural
life. It must also be noted that,
though the European experience
began as an economic and
commercial experiment, the

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

equation, presumably on the
belief that, following the
European model, common
trade interests would make
all the other ducks fall in a
row. In other words: once
nations realized their
potential as trading blocks,
they would soon see the
benefits and even the need for
cohesion in other spheres.
Though the European model
is, to be sure, the most useful
example for us in terms of
lessons learned, including the
occasional rap across the
knuckles, the Greater Caribbean
has to avoid mimicking any

Union's founders soon
recognized the need for a more
significant type of integration in
order to address some of the
imbalances inherent in the'
Trade liberalisation on its
own, particularly in a region
such as ours, with varying sizes
and levels of economic
development, is unsustainable
in the absence of cooperation
and (why not?) coordination in
foreign policies, political
harmonisation and social,
economic and cultural
development. Not only do we
not have the benefit of a head

start in terms of hundreds of
years as Europe has over us, but
we are saddled to this day with
the historical baggage of our
colonial and neo-colonial
heritage which has, sadly, placed
us with our backs turned to each
other, looking for hope across
the Ocean, instead of within our
own Sea, when a Marshall Plan
for the Caribbean is unlikely, nor
would we wish to warrant one.
Comprehensive integration
is the key to the economic and
social development strategies of
the countries of the region and
of foreign economic and trade
policies, as it reinforces their
ability to take part effectively in
the globalisation process. As
leaders become aware of the
socio-political and cultural
dimensions of integration, they
have begun to voice their
concerns at various international
fora. This has become an
important theme at regional and
sub-regional meetings in recent
years and has broadened a
political space that
acknowledges the existence of
differences and asymmetries and
the need to overcome them, as
well as the need to formulate
clear common positions and
strengthen dialogue and
cooperation mechanisms at
crucial fora, such as the Free

Trade Association of the
Americas and the World Trade
Just as when formulating
national policy governments
must be mindful of looking out
for the welfare of the most

such a scenario, the region's
asymmetries practically
guarantee that just as in the
example of the national level
above, we run the risk of
creating an underclass of nations
in our region or, what's worse,

"The Promised Land is

,a state of mind
vulnerable by creating safety
nets, our region's leaders must
also be aware of the dangers of
wholesale trade liberalisation in
a socio-political vacuum. In

(From page eight)
Kahlo's own physical
and emotional life, including
her own affairs with many
including that of the exiled
Leon Trotsky, were the subject
of the numerous and often
elaborate self-portraits which
helped to establish her

a region of the underclass within
the international community.
In modern times it has
been necessary for developing
countries to "leapfrog"

credentials as a substantial
artist in her own right while
turning her into a cult figure
and icon of many in the
international women's
The cast includes
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo,
Alfred Molina as Diego
Rivera, Antonio Banderas as

stages in different aspects of '
development. By insisting on
comprehensive integration
from the outset, both within
our region and towards the
rest of the international
community, our countries
would address two aspects
regarding our insertion in
the globalised world.
Mr. Luis Carpio is the
Political Adviser of the
Association of Caribbean
States. The views expressed are
not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback can
be sent to: mail@acs-aec.org

David Alfaro Siqueiros and
Geoffrey Rush as Leon
The film was
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Running time is two hours.
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towards the cost of the Unserved Areas Electrification PfrKjair,,ne (.1AEP). It is intended that part of the
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adN meade The Ii% e-day workshopo p \.% ill
Nry Unit. earrune inmmunological and \i-
Barbados. ral parameters in the manage-
scientiis. ment of HI\ with the Highlk,
chnjcians. Active Anti-rerrotiral Therap\
nistraiors .HAART.i Emphasis ill be
id around placed on Robust Monitoring,
Pathogenesis; Immune Recon-
stitution; and emerging HIV Re-
With an aim on capacity
building, and its theme being:
'From technology to grass roots
reality', Coordinator, Dr. Akin
Abayomi, is urging
administrators and persons
involved in the management of
HIV/AIDS to attend, so as to
get a grasp of the disease and its
Members of the Interna-
tional Steering Committee
will be drawn from the Cen-
tre for Diseases Control
(CDC) and other U.S. insti-
tutions; Canada Health;
Centre for HIV Excellence
Canada); BCI South Africa;
Pertec Germany; Portugal;
University of the West Indies
Barbados); and CAREC,
Dr. Abayomli, who is also
Head of the Ladymeade Refer-
ence Laboratory, and a member
of the Academic staff of the
University of the West Indies
(Cave Hill Campus), has high
hopes for the outcome of the
Says Dr. Abayomi: "It will
be an outstanding workshop in
Barbados, with resource partici-
pants expected from all over the
world. We would like as many
Caribbean scientists as pos-
sible, to take advantage of this
The First Caribbean Work-
shop on Laboratory Monitoring
in the management of patients
with HIV/AIDS, using
Flowcytometry, was held in
May 2004, also in Barbados.
Commenting on how re-
warding it was, Dr. Abayomi
recalls the meeting was of
tremendous benefit to those
who attended, and partici-
ts g?.a.ed from intep-
-. i theory and practi;,, labora-
Story sessio-s in basic and ad-
SC v ed Flowcytometry.
W ,- "It brought together a criti-
i cal mass of the Caribbean re-
gional scientists involved in HIV
monitoring, and a highly re-
spected--international body of-
scientists who are recognized to
*:-; ~be experts in the field," he af-

That Workshop was spon-
sored by the Government of
Barbados, Centres for Disease
Control Atlanta: Caribbean Re-
gional Epiderruology Center, the
Uiru.ersity of the West Indies-
and the Caribbean HIV/AIDS
Regional Training Initiative.
The upcoming workshop
will be conducted at two levels:
The Basic Flowcytometry and
Molecular Course and the Ad-
vanced Flow and Molecular
Course (Theory).
The Basic course targets
primarily (but not exclu-
sively): laboratory technolo-
gists, scientists, doctors or ad-
ministrators who are newly
exposed to the concept of
Flowcytometry and Molecular
Biology of HIV, and who will
be directly involved in their
respective in-country ex-
panded HIV management and
care programmes.
Meanwhile, the Advanced
course is more tailored (but not
exclusively) for laboratory tech-
nologists, scientists, doctors and
researchers who have a reason-
able amount of background theo-
retical knowledge and/or experi-
enc in the use of
Flowcytometry and Molecular
Biology parameters in HIV
At this year's Workshop,
the Advanced practical sessions
will be limited to 15 persons.
Registration fees have
been subsidized for regional
delegates, and delegates from
resource-limited setting.
However, participants from
developed countries (United
States, Canada and Europe)
will be expected to pay the
full registration fees for the
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 2005 11

N sign of 'Gran


Rio R'

'We having been hearing
so many reports, some that they
have been imprisoned but that's
all, no-one is coming with any-
thing concrete. I'm just praying
that God can work a miracle
and let mr see my son again or
hear some'good news. Wherever.
he is we just want to know be-
cause we love and miss him.'
Parbattie Mangru, mother of
missing man

by Wendell Davidson

marked five long, painful and
agonising years for eight
Guyanese and one American
family, whose loved ones were
among an entire crew aboard
a Guyanese-owned cargo ves-
sel, who left these shores but
subsequently disappeared.
without a trace. The boat was
en .route to Tobago.
In some cases, the missing
had been the sole breadwinners
in the families they left behind,
and that has made it extremely
difficult since not a day elaps-
ing without something happen-
ing to trigger both memories and
questions about their fate.

The loss experienced by
these families is visible in the
anxious gazes of family mem-
bers whenever the Chronicle
drops in, as if they are ever on
the lookout for good news.
The mystery surrounds the

disappearance of US$300,000
all-black bulk carrier, 'Gran Rio
R', owned by Guyanese ship-
ping entrepreneur Dennis
Rambarran of Meadow Bank.
The crew comprised eight
Guyanese Captain Michael
Paul also known as Patrick Paul,
54, of John Street,
Campbellville, Georgetown;
Chief Mate Maurice Mangru,
37, of Eccles, East Bank
Demerara; Chief Engineer,
Indarpaul Latchman, 40, of
Eccles New Scheme; Third En-
gineer, Phillip Scott, 21, of Mo-
cha Village, EBD; Cook,
Ravanand Persaud, 33, of Land
of Canaan, EBD; Sailor, Michael
Joseph, 28, of Thomas Street,
Kitty, Georgetown; Muhammed
Inshan, 41, of Mahaicony Vil-
lage, East Coast Demerara and
Rummel Wilson, 25, of Eccles
Old Scheme, EBD.
The missing American, Sec-
ond Engineer, John Karpan, 35,
who married a Guyanese
woman, Shondell, and had a son
Johnatan, lived at Land of
Canaan, East Bank Demerara.
Shondell and son have re-
cently migrated to Iowa, U.S.A.,
to live with Karpan's father
John F. Karpan Snr., and step-
mother Donna.
According to relatives,
there was not one iota of sus-
picion that ill-fate would have
met the 'Gran Rio R' when they
said their usual goodbyes before
the crew departed Guyana for
a routine trip which entailed de-
livering a consignment of 1,500
tonnes of silica sand at the Coco
Reef Resort, Crown Point, in
The sand was to be used
to develop a man-made beach
in front of the resort after the
Coco Reef beach had beende-
stroyed by 'Hurricane
The 'Gran Rio R' crew was
expected home within a week,
but this was not to be, as five
years after, neither the vessel
nor crew has been accounted
for, in spite of the many
rumours which have surfaced.



Tender forms may be uplifted upon viewing between
09:00 and 15:00 hrs, from IICA Office in Guyana, 18
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, April 06,07, 08 and

Tenders close April 12,2005 at 15:00 hrs.

IICA reserves the right to refuse any tender without
assigning reasons.
.'J'. .

Reports are that the vessel,
which was registered in St.
Vincent and the Grenadines,
having reached Trinidad, made
one stop for immigration pur-
poses and sailed from
Scarborough Harbour about
19:00 h on April 11, 2000, for
Crown Point, the final destina-
Sometime around 21:30 h,
the following day, the Trinidad
and Tobago Coast Guard at
Staubles Bay Station, Trinidad,
received.a signal from the 'Gran
Rio R' requesting that a pump

be made available on standby on
its arrival. One of its tanks was
taking in water, according to the
radio message.
The vessel was then about
two hours sailing time from its
Crown Point destination.
According to the Coast
Guard officials, the call did not

indicate that the 'Gran Rio R'
was in imminent danger, and as
such, the signal was not treated
as a "distress call".
But the ship never ar-
rived at its final port of call,
and to date there has been no
trace, even after comprehen-
sive searches of its presumed
sailing path were conducted
by surface units from the
Trinidad and Tobago Coast
Guard and aircraft.
Contacted earlier this week,
Mangru's mother Parbattie
Mangru said she is still at a loss

r* .
p -.

to know what has happened to
her son and his workmates.
The woman and her daugh-
ters Merlyn Singh and Judy
Dhanasar are hoping that one
day he will just appear.
Ms. Mangru, a Christian,
says she is fervent in her
prayers and belief that one day



Tenders are invited to bid for the following vehicles:

1. Toyota Corona Motor Car- PDD 4412
2. Daihatsu Foreza 4x4 Jeep PEE 452

Vehicles are being sold "AS IS WHERE IS".. Inspection
can be made by appointment with "the Quality Control
Manager on telephone number 225-8618. Sealed bids
addressed to the "General Manager" should be deposited
in the tender box provided at the Guyana Rice
Development Board (GRDB), Head Office, 116-117
Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

Closing date for the receipt of tenders is April 29, 2005 at
15:30 hrs (3:30 pm).

GRDB reserves the right to, reject the highest or any bid
without assigning reason thereof.

General Manager

God will present him before
"We having been hearing so
many reports, some that they
have been imprisoned but that's
all, no-one is coming with any-
thing concrete. I'm just praying
that God can work a miracle and
let me see my son again or hear
some good news. Wherever he
is we just want to know because
we love and miss him," she said.
Mangru was always loving
and caring to everyone in the


family and his absence is greatly
missed, she added, while re-
minding that July 1 will be an-
other birthday for him.
After Latchman disap-
peared, his wife was forced to
go overseas to eke out a living
for her three children daugh-
ters, Rohini and Roma and son

Tony all of whom were still
at school.
Rohini and Roma have
since migrated and are with their
mother while Tony, now mar-
ried, lives in the family house
with his wife, Radika, and son,
During a brief telephone in-
terview with the Chronicle,
Tony said that although his fa-
ther hardly used to be at home
because of his job as a seaman,
he still has fond memories of
As for Wilson's mother,
Yvette, the absence of her son
has left a void in her life, as he
used to be her "backbone".
"I was never in need of
anything whenever Rummel was
around. My food and doctor
bills were all taken care of," she
Wilson was the fourth of six
children of the Wilson family.
Meanwhile, owner
Rambarran when contacted
could offer no solace either for
the grieving families.
Contacted by telephone for
a comment, he said, he too has
heard "absolutely nothing, ev-
erything stands the same way."
Questioned as to whether
he is considering to offer
some form of compensation
to the relatives of the miss-
ing seamen, Rambarran re

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24 years and over
At least 2 CXC subjects and
- previous sales experience of
5 years or more.

Attractive Remuneration Package:
Accidental Medical Expense Coverage
Pension Package
Promotional Opportunities

Closing date for applications
Monday April 25,2005
Please send applications to:
The Company Secretary
PO.Box 101666
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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10, 2005

Prison Officers complete

training programme

TWENTY-six Assistant
Prison Officers (APO)
received certificates at the
closing ceremony of the
Second Phase Basic Recruit
Training Programme at the

Prisons Headquarters.
Brickdam Friday.
The programme., which
commenced last March 14. aimed
at highlighting the correct
approach to managing inmates:

facilitating the acquisition of
knowledge, skills and attitude for
effective execution of duties: and
developing positive attitudes
among officers.
Areas covered during

the course included basic prison
management, language and
communication, conflict
resolution, human rights, foot
drills, use of firearms and
unarmed combat.

Chief Officer and course
coordinator, Mr. Iddo Lyte
expressed satisfied with the
discipline level of the officers.
In delivering the address
and charge, Director of Prisons,
Mr. Dale Erskine emphasised
on the objectives of the training,
and encouraged the graduates to
carry out their duties as public
officers with dignity. He
pointed out to them that their
ultimate goal is "protecting
citizens in society".
He also pointed out
the importance of justice and
fairness and developing the
capacity to carry out their

responsibility, how to manage in
the complex environment in
which they are exposed to
dangers everyday and develop,
maintain and sustain the right
attitudes and qualities required.
Erskine noted the need
for positive attitudes towards
co-officers and executing their
duties in the most professional
and diligent manner.
Officer in charge of
Human Resource Development.
Mr. Colin Howard handed over
the certificates.
Phase One of the
programme was carried out
last October.

Antigua Adventist

students donate to

Guyana flood relief

- .

The graduates with their are Officer- in-charge of Management, Mr. Colin.
certificates. Seated from left Human Resource Howard, Director of Prisons

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The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites technical and financial proposals from
Guyanese registered engineering consultancy firms for the provision of the following services:

1.) Provide supervision and contract administration for the construction of the Providence
Cricket Stadium to.l.C.C and CWC 2007 standards to be executed under a Design Build
Contract(FIDIC conditions)

2.) Review of the design submissions of the Design Build Contractor for employer's approval.

The technical and financial proposals shall be in separate envelopes clearly marked "Technical
" Proposal'and "Financial Proposal", Providence Cricket Stadium, Consultancy Services.

Proposals must be addressed to:
The Chairman
The National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

and delivered into the tender box, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgtown, on or before May 3, 2005, at 9:00 am.

The Proposal Information Dossier may be obtained by written request from Walter Willis,
EMPLOYER'S REPRESENTATIVE, Wights Lane, Kingston, Georgetown, on or after April 14,

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Government ads can be viewed on http:/www.gina.gov.gy

Mr. Dale Erskine and Chief
Officer and Course
coordinator Mr. Iddo Lyte,
standing next to him is best
graduating student Nicklon

STUDENTS of the Seventh
Day Adventist School in
Antigua have made a
monetary donation to assist
in the flood relief effort in
The donation was
presented to Guyana's
Honorary Consul to Antigua.
Robert Reis at a brief ceremony
at the Consulate.
Speaking during the
presentation on Friday, Lauricia
Henry, a student of the school,
said that when they heard about
the tragedy in Guyana and how
it had affected schools and
students, they knew they had to
do something.

Managing Director of Melsha Furniture Store located at Mon
Repos, East Coast Demerara, L. Devi Mahadeo, presents the
second prize of a China Cabinet toRaul Ross, on behalf of
Patsy Ross of 188 Green Heart Street, South Ruimveldt
Gardens, Georgetown.
Last month, the store held a ceremony to honour
customers, and Mr. Surindra Basdeo walked away with the
first prize of a Kenford Suite, while Rajendra Banderi won a
double bed as the third prize.

"Our Fourth Form
Young Leaders Group, which
numbers about 50, got together
and held three cake sales and a
culture fair 'to raise funds. We
then identified the B.V. Practical
Instruction Centre on the East
Coast of Demerara as the school
that we would assist. We hope
that this donation in the amount
of US$500 or GUY$100,000
will assist in getting things back
to normal at the school."
In accepting the
cheque, Mr. Reis said that he
was very moved by this very
caring and Christian gesture.
"This donation by
these young people is really
outstanding because it comes
from the heart. No one asked
them. They heard about the
tragedy caused by the flooding
in Guyana and they swung into
action. It is my understanding
that they dedicated themselves
to this' cause and worked very
hard to raise these funds. On
behalf of the Government and
people of Guyana, and the
students who will benefit
directly from this donation, I
wish to thank the students of
the Seventh-day Adventist
School most sincerely. God
Bless you all."
Heavy rains in
January affected many parts
of Guyana causing extensive
flooding which affected some
400,000 persons.


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sponded, that he cannot con-
sider anything before seven

"I don't know whether the
boat was stolen or anything like
that," he said.

As it is, the relatives can
only keep on hoping and pray-
ing for the best.
Ironically, on September 22,
2002, another vessel owned by
the Rambarran family, the
'Fiona R', set sail from Guyana
for Kingstown, St Vincent and
the Grenadines, and also
The vessel had a crew of six
which included owner and
captain, Mr. Randolph
Rambarran, bother of Dennis
Rambarran. That vessel was also
ferrying a consignment of sand.
Both vessels were said to
be equipped with Global
Positioning Systems (GPS),
to trigger off an alarm in the
event the vessels sank. They
were also equipped with
radios capable of making long
distance contact throughout
the Caribbean. and within a
75 to 100-mile radius.

linvites applications for an experienced and efficient individual for the position

Reporting to the Country Director, the Chief Accountant.will have responsibility
for the administration of the Accounting Department through an effective
system of reports and controls. The successful candidate will be required to be
involved in the strategic planning and implementation process and implement
information systems to automate various functions and processes related to
management accounting and financial reporting.
Candidate should possess:
* A Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting/Finance or completed ACCA
Level II.
* At least five (5) years working experience in an accounting environment,
with three (3) years at a supervisory management level.
* Accounting experience in a financial service company
* Decision making and problem solving skills, and have strong analytical
financial skills
* A high level of personal initiative, integrity and organizational skills
* A strong customer orientation and the ability to work as a team
* Excellent communication, social and interpersonal skills
* Have a keen sense of i',p,'rpo ibilit,, and confidentiality, and a meticulous
approach to work
* Proficiency in MS Office applications and auditing/accounting software
* Working knowledge of Platinum Accounting Software is an asset
* Must be self-motivated.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence by
Friday, April 22nd, 2005 to:
The Human Resources Manager
"Chief Accountant"
Grace, Kennedy Remittance Services Ltd.
19C Water Street ......
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14, SUNDAvii CHRONICLE lri '1W, 2 '-


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By Timica Forrester

FLOOD waters yesterday
blanketed sections of
Enmore, Greenfield, Ann's
Grove and Clonbrook
villages on the East Coast
Demerara as losses to
farmers and others mounted
and efforts to battle the
deluge intensified.
Young men converged
at the koker (sluice) at
Greenfield which also drains
water from Ann's Grove and
Clonbrook and.were fervently
trying to manually clear a

build-up of silt blocking the
mouth of the sluice.
Herbert Sortimer, who
has been contracted to
supervise the manual clearing,
said the task is made more
difficult because several fishing
boats are moored just outside
the door of the luic :
-This, he said, prevents
the effective unclogging of the
koker since the boats obstruct
the flow of the water and allow
the silt to accumulate in that
According to Sortimer,
the canal leading to the koker

needs to be also cleared.
He said that though he
has beeni contracted to do the-
manual work, another
contractor is responsible for
the mechanical clearing.
Two pumps have
been placed at the koker to
help drain the flood waters
from the villages.
As they battled, yards,
streets and farms remained
under water dumped by rains
-Thursday night and early
Ganesh Gopaul, who has
been feverishly pumping
water off his farm at
Clonbrook since the rain
started, slept there for a
second night Friday keeping
vigil on what remains of his
He said he has been
using his four two-inch
pumps unceasingly for almost
48 hours but most of his
tomato and boulanger plants
have been destroyed and his
entire farm remains submerged.
He said he was bitten by
an alligator while tending to
his farm in the wee hours of
yesterday morning.;
After spending a
substantial sum of borrowed
money to replant after the


I L r ,

DESTROYED: Ganesh Gopaul displays some of the dead boulanger plants. In foreground
is his damaged farm.

devastating January floods and
with no expectations of a good
harvest. Gopaul is convinced that
he will have to give up the only
job he has ever known for more
viable employment.
His concerns were echoed
by Jaiwant Ramdeo who has lost
his entire crop of bora and squash
to the waist-high water that has
invaded his farm.

He said there is no way
he could continue to farm given
the amount of debt he has
already incurred due to the last
floods. He said he had been
awaiting the next harvest to
fulfill those debts.
Flood waters were
yesterday also in yards and
streets in Enmore and

bags of chicken feed which were
yet to be paid for, -stored in the
coop. They were all destroyed
but she still has to pay the store
owner today. -
Acting Agriculture
Minister Satyadeow Sawh
visited the area Thursday to
assess conditions and told
residents a task force had been

FLOODED: a Clonbrook street submerged by the deluge yesterday.

UNDER WATER: a villager wades through the flood waters at Enmore.

Residents, among those
severely hit and traumatised by
the January floods, are in fear
of a repeat of that catastrophe.
V In scenes reminiscent of the
IA -recent catastrophe, villagers
waded through knee-deep water
in yards and streets to get to the
S" main road while farmers fought
desperately to save their
remaining crops.
SAnn's Grove farmer
.- 3 Fred Allen fears that his farm -
almost two acres of plantains
and bananas now submerged by
the flood waters has already
been destroyed.,
His fears were echoed
by Eldon Pelou, another fariier
in the area.
S Pelou said one acre of his farmn
-. two beds of ochie was also
V At ,b suhiie c(Ih% ihC sudd ekn C 1 soott.
"mother \ho had onll 'vcc|ill\
Sreceiv'ed a loan l ol m 1 ma l a i1 tI
business development aoencv to
restart her business atterit was
'77-destroyed by the Januar-
Sfloods, said she lost more than
100 chickens to the 2 1/2 feet
WORKFORCE: young residents of Clonbrook and Ann's Grove who braved a mass of silt to help clear the sluice at pfwaterpooledinheryard.
Clonbgook. Shesf a e p od in h erald

set up to deal with such
Two members of the
task force, Mr Ravi Narine and
Mr Phillip Alsopp were with
him and said pumps will be
deployed to help drain the
villages and will remain there
until the- blocked koker is
The officials asked
residents to help guard the
equipment against theft and
Residents said
numerous attempts to contact
the authorities responsible for
maintaining the koker were futile
as officials of the
Neighborhood Democratic
Council had denied
Several! East Coast villages
were under water tor lIiore thall
S nII th i[ till ilKe co iirlN's worst
natural disaster spawned by the
January rains, ihe heaviest in
more than a centiur.
The floods forced the
government to declare
disaster zones along the East
Coast and other coastal
-district's and'to: appeal for

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 10. 2005 15



The New Building Society


esMsage'ItOm the Hon. Minister ol Finance: Sasenarine Kowlessat ,

I .o tr tus '.-armCr cdi raruilaloni to the Bu:ord ofDi;e'toi;,,
anage'.mcdl4ind SutT'oCihe Nev Bulding Su'LietI iNB-i on the
"oc. o jcaso't of.rte obscrv.ince.of the 65" AnnL'er-.rt" O" the inslilAuton-.
Ssf -bii.h a in 14410 to encourage rhrifl and promote home ownership,
NBS h i been and continue, to be. a s~riefican, planet in i he housing
mar rket of the counlri uItIling ib mandate ,ib.jplmb and much

A.. an important iniermedLir'J s ithi [he cunILt\'- financil 'i ltIn. ithe
NBS h's. bL,.n 'c suc ,.ssfl'ul inr, ioblising a; ming, yhii.h .res, b) ,
pierce l tl' S 2 5 hilli.- "ii [he end ..'!.ia \ I .'ar In rini. hc:c le.oLuice
h.ia e been uilr.-d in ,rl. 1o e',ilend in.m irreiJI ,i nilUiberT ol inortit.12es
to a lare. di'.eir e and di-.per-,ed clientile This i leiltciedi n the
reporlted pertorrri.ine ai a ithe end of Decemiber 2ll14 .Ai ih dale. there were ? I mort es* '. Jlrig
'i1 5 billion, and rprcenir,,g ri l- .*i' p renr, i t'i. o'e, bhae The NBS must becoiinriiij,dJed lr.i
in reau '- ibhe vliiue o' l l. for first-Iline b-rr,' .' cr- a.nd reducing the inicre.s lie on lt'rin tfor 'lo i n-iln e
housing 10 i percent. Thiee polll'e de'.el.pmerrsi i..e ajssised h robbusti ep.insli lo pi iile houSing ind
ha e c'O'nIibuted io he gTh'e.'ih >l t the con IIriilion indusir iinplo:,meni :ind inlOrie The\ c i,. .i :i lTime.
100. i he ir ,Lher firn"nciail [n;riin ionii have shown m .irked picerence lor iir.crt-nn in Tri .aI u i, Bill '

NO d.:ubl, the increase in the Society's lending has also come about in response to he acceleraiion ot the
Government's housing drive. An increasing number of Guyanese are now proud borr,. -wnLm ,. \ho c er. for
those who arc ni. ihc djily struggle to meet basic needs takes precedence, though ;l. ,ejrr.in. still bIhOrn,
i.rl.i n ith ir e- e Tiche Government has always recognized that nothing is more fundamental I.. a jimil. 's
Sell-bng ilh.rn hai. ir,. a decent, affordable place to live. In this regard, we have,,' :e r die .i-ej., iken ..e\ % ral
iriiaie t i.. nimke home ownership a reality, including investing billions of dollars inr rcgular.imil .qiiuattlitg
ciilcinm ni,. improving housing infrastructure, and providing infrastructure where none existed before. In
addition, in an effort to speed up the processing of title deeds that are vital to accessing credit from financing
institutions, the Deeds-Registry-was reformed and its opeir min-. computerised. Also, the Central Housiing ana
Planning Authority has-benefited from institutional strengthening. In the financial arena, the Government
approved the applications of several commercial banks to use a part of their portfolio for mortgages and for
such lending to enjoy the same benefits as the NBS. These measures have been responsible for the explosion
in housing countrywide.

The NBIS has not contented itself with operating from its base in the city, but has been pursuing an aggressive
outreach programme that targets investment in branches and potential borrowers in the non-urban and rural
are.'Cs The So-.icIl ha. lso been a good corporate citizen, donating generously to a number of communities,
or-: jiiainor,a and ,ornli, causes. In the coming months. I would urgethe Society to address :i- mind ii
innovative approaches to dealing with mortgagors who have beCL n .AlTx ed by the massive flooding
experienced earlier in the year. As an institution dedicated to ensuring fairness and honesty in its operations,
and with a sense of customer importance and corporate responsibility, I know that it would treat these
borrowers in a humane and compassionate manner.

As I extend congratulate
would like to task them
of the Society.

Board of Directors

(From Top to Bottom)

1. 0. Rockcliffe
M. M. Mc Doom S. C.
S. G. Bove
Dr. N.K. SGpaul
D. A. Than
S. Narine
M. L. Arloon

Message of Congratulations The Chairman of the New Buildinq Society, L.O. Rockcliffe
In sjluinig the achieiemeni b, the Nce Building Socier', of 65 ycvers sen -wne to the (jiiyanit eopiimantr
I an 1 nmiied ito pay due respect and I.,.nir to Ihe underr, and their succe'~i whose \\ idom,
foresight and dedication pro ided .r, firm lound.aion loi lihe piosperir. c eni, o today

:It is a true honour to be associated with the efforts and n tin. miie- of the curl ent dirc 101 ale. .
management; employees and the many thousands ct taiilt'ul mimbei s i li.: :Lumnibine o e jntue" that our
Society retains its position as a foremost provider of hou-,mg finance and ai uin- faciltinc. in Guyana.
By God's Grace we shall together continue to prosper.

A Short Histor tof the New BuildingSoclety Limited: Growing Irom Strength to Strength [1940- 20051

The N .' Building Society Limited (NBS) was incorporated in 1940 via a bill known.as Chapter 36:21 of the
Laws 1l Gu:, .n., nd in the process took over the assets of its forerunner, the British Guiana Building Society
which consisted of thirty-nine buildings valuing $77,960. At the first Board of Directors Meeting held on 27"'
April 1940, Mr. Seaford was elected Chairman, Mr. Jones Vice-Chairman and Mr. John Durey Secretary of
the Society. Also at that meeting, many ofilhe operational procedures, some of which are still in place today,
were put in-place. These.included the appointment of Solicitors, Auditors, Bankers and the holding of the-
monthly Board of Directors meetings. In the initial period after the establishment of NBS, growth was slow
and profits were insubstantial influencing some Directors io make unselfish sacrifices by agreeing to work
without fees for many years. Also, Solicitors were not compensated for their advice and attendance at
meetings. Nevertheless, after twenty months of its existence, NBS made satisfactory progress as its services
became better known and public confidence grew. Total assets of the Society moved from $153,000 at 1" May
1940 to $309,681 at 31' December 1944. then to $684,116 at 31V December 1949. At the end of World War II,
the .iLuatin further improved enabling the Society to operate'profitably.

In. !05. a a con-equence of its outstanding pi.ii-s. NRS was admitted as an i-.:-., iitie menbcr orthe
Briti.tHu imldmin L.',,.. associationn as well as the Directors were remunerated. IB% l u6.n iio.,nimcr shares
and deposits totalled $5,858,375, while 1500 families were giverin the opportunity to own their own homes.
The role of NBS in helping to alleviate the housing crisis was very obvious in that it was estimated at that
time that.one in every fourteen families was living in a ,:ii,-< eliheIr I.,uit or renovated with a loan from the

Society. At this time NBS became the leading organisation in Guyana that lent for home renovation or
ions to the Board, Management and Staff on attaining this important milestone, I purchase. During this period, residents in areas such as Newtown. Bel Air Village, Agricola, Mc Doom,
to play a bigger role in housing Guyana, without compromising the financial integrity Lodge and Prashad Nagar benefited tremendously..-rc. i.,il. Hi..-c in the lower'middle and lower income
brackets, since each loan was restricted to $10.000. (Continued on Page 2)

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lhe u.- u. .ni ..t J..1 _M :,i.-.lcr.ar. i. L, e . biuIdih,- . ..i r.
lr 'ig ;ifi rn : i hJ lil C ,r h 1, Ol' I'ol. 0I. lI Ih ,. . : l Ih..:. h p I I ,
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l',. id l.,l..I..i-- I la .;'ini; e Tih i; id h.:ed iii i 1' lik h h ii. c ll i e Ne 'i .
Buildn 1r 1..g.,.'.' mii! iF_'.1 o rL0 1 t.. .ii in. d [ii iri.re c i n i.lC I l i uiri -
li.'iiiiL l di.kh I id.d :l 4 Fl.i- i F ,nci idl--I hill;-IiTr. ofI the b .lo. I,
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1940 2005

let Executive Officer a Director/Secretary, Mr. Maurice Arioon
I ,,.0 n I h, i 1-- I h. ,II. ppi lino ll lo i. li onJ r.'>o1nr. ,iijt],:,n I the No,
Bm ldlir,,r. 1 I.rh l,., i I' . 1 h.. ..... I.,- ,:! i i\ I In ,.c _.0 1r,

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jh. iii '. in 'ii .'l iii. i Idri '. i [ .'. T.' i ,r..i j .T l, J i n:irici:alj] n .Iiiil'iIn
i i. h.lJ., IT i lu ilk'd ii.- 'i.jid. ,i r 'i ...ui ;'i lI r t a .rid pronm uininj

-I1 o in ... r ,I .,nai 'ri ]t. h 1 1I . d. .% hI. dl h'.hd li.iblei bcncf'n o IhI ,

enCouiaii h.: I...i, '.'iinoii 1.1 [h [tie At i iia ii itifi i i -ouric le cht redoiiid- i ih.:he r Iit
o li i-th rT-.- of a- G i I.k -" NDYS 1'. b.i i ho h i'_ehIf ld rlrin e in iiir c~,un.ii ..a1ib iIs ,;er'% es esaNI
-V4 .,-. ,'.', .-"' c i. I ,. iii r .c' 1. r-', .; al tohLcer o t" ihrci e :,L'uni -i At present. os er
1 "W'S1 ,ii ow icihler ii m Ini iiiw-.,irm..i.:1-tun[-[ tIl31 ling approirima elT s-2
IA SHORT HISTORY... (-.'iniiel lrLIini PageI" 1 billion The ,11- iin.- ii iiliabceihc i .; C LirC'urlJled liane a-si cd v.'ilt their
U.hildrel'- i.Li,.,I'ln h te Inei ,d ll ii riirte ier int id ohier prm'ii.,,I
In June Il'"h i. hi.' ll 7 i i ii ii- red lo ;e in:lidenLe in C Gui ana- ftur -,i l m iin in. ior" Jd mindide lT d liiJi [11cll ,'
moni h, i b r.,funded hbu Ilie SN,.ici % s. un.ibt to nwei ill the' v. ithdr. 11t requi.s s Alth ii2h ith- HiiJ in ,i i a e pi . ppr ched ori ordabic hon
\\' h 1 iII .11 LhM110'rO .'I. liU-i Iit ',. hi- .. I i .. i h% dieNBS LhA i,,, -pprwih- d c ro tfirdable home
H.Ind Murial Fire Ini-uiine .omnp.an.. the i l Lie t)inirar, Mulul Lili lr,sar.,nce Conipny and the Brnli C..ia i la 'U pr-.n. -h. t er (.ilO mn..' i1 i- p olo ioiallcnr 1 billion. NBS connnue 0 h be ihe
anri Tnimiad MutUid Lil' jJiid FIr Irenurancc (. oCipanie, rendered a-siaiance. NBS %%as I'ore d [to so.'p making m AtJe, mri.a o'ics pron 6.0 l,'lii oho li, billion BScon
loan'- aid s-iwpenid p;li:a,nini in respect o MNlornigae applicions .ilrcad rminiled These difliculne ', ,er pro. idr i
exaceihated in Decemihbi 1% J2 a lien [he i nci 'i Chiel Otice i.% .as detroed hy fire Foriunatelv. NBS a- N.j -a e,, cou,, s, o t ie ,; p ',,_,ii.ilthi| e; and las nade a-iril'k nt conrnbiiii...i anrnuall\ ih,
able hin i]' ;igc ,1 g riil. Ilc imriuni il it, ree..rd o.' mi mu iinls Jde'.ltrpmr mn in rea uh .1u d.'i.i. aion Ih n JIT .-llar 1i ci re- .-fl'thc elderly and
-. ii. d.lnl d pCi 'i .uo d [hi.- dhe s elupmiiiei Ol i, .iaiui
By 1965. afier !isenty-li\e :,ar oif e \ elie. NBS had pro\ ided housing for aippro\irn3lEilty r teniy [hoU,- .d ,ill ll
persons In 1969. although T.iatj .,\scis gre. NBS %ias unable to ailraci non inestiors. 1 hiS placed the NBS prrud ito be pan of the (u,, anec Ie Jidion i.,I a. ain-,, and h,.ine ownership I would like to thank our
Socier abilirvr to mTajit nr. A iiortg.;es in leopard,, tlihu forcing if to introduce a ne o r'pe of Sasmni memhr,. it Cnimenie Buine- A'.-ci.ie and [lvher vskeholder- tor their connnued lovalty ad
Account called Sae\ and Pr,.per '.' h.ih >entIially tumrtd out to be ,er\ popular Dc- spie the foreign t: i ,er the car
exchange and general n-is that gripped the couninr in Ihe mid- eenutes. NBS continued to groi..
I The Managi. ent and SNlal .i:.irnd commile.l To pr. dce t1i qui ,' .u e% ice to our members a> into tile future
In 19S2. NBS demoniaiT.ed I. lol'ritnent [u1 N.tinonal de'.oelh.pmeni hen ri a.reed if ., ell t ome Uk hk. ock,

%&orth 319.'41-1 pounds ,erling 1o as3-.l tie Gosefnilei hlich had urgenil needeild foreign echdritnc o
purchase e senrial u-iippls li.r ithe counr., In 19,',3 NBS achieved a sijnificani milestone vwh.n its ,l.
topped Lhe $100 nullion mark

In Ihe late le hlies and earl:, ninelies. NBS swinme.,ed a moder:ne increase in Morlgage applicatliil-i pnim.Iily
due to the massive desaluatlnn of the Gusaiia Dollar ard accompanying -kyrockeiin. prices for building;
m.il.ern. NBS comptil.nrid i s operation: at the Gcorgeilosn Otfice in 1987 In 1999 die entire operation
including the Braniches there lull, comptiteilsed using a completely new and Mate-ol'-ihe-arn sva iec. During
ihe nineti,:- NBS iaN, ,icix..-ful in incr siri the perenta e of Tota Asets in.c-.led in Mortgage In tihe
laic rmenneih arid eitl) icnri -lil.t ..ennine, there asa an upsurge m housing construetnon due lt the
e;tabl;bhimneit ofFeer,.'il hobsing sclihmies by lie GosenneiinL and NBS as sell positioned IhroughLi alule
mai:iaemeni to en.rice this ni aket Also. during this period thi.e ro th in ascl. and savings swas phenunicnal
as is shown in the graphs hel.t.

AM el Grn r 200i M1 4

MrAAgae GeG 2000 2004

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Today NBS boasLts a strong financial position where Assets hase grown ito 25 872 billion. Reserves iLand al
S3.176 billion. Sa ng.s Balance at 522 50(7 billion and the Mortgage Ponfolio at S12.-462 billion.

NBS has .seten branches lo.:ate in Georgeeot\sn. Nc.,, Amsterdamn. Rofignol. Rose Hall. ComrverLon
Mackcn/i, and Ess'liubu T hi peting of Ihese bruinthe-, has been deliberi.e as it giae- the Sucier, tlie
dislinci ad'.antage of bL iiia able lo dell.er is products and services all across Gu,ana

NBS ha., a .lias demoniisral-ted d corporate citzen.hip b. aoiing back to the communities to bencit
Guivane;e of all walks ot l it the I'ullouinc. are some of the major coninbuuons NBS' Hall -ol'.Residence at
UG. bilduing at UG Berbice Campus. Queens College Restoramlon Fund. the Camp Street 2000 Project thie
Gu\ana Red Cross ,nd Guvana Relief' Council to assistl victims in the recent dea.-.alting 'loods. -inking of a
Iell at the Shelter Belt. disipburion of 500.ti00 exercise books to school children. rehabililarnon of Linden
Cenire for Handicapped Childrcn. i]\ nctv C vehicles to iie Guyana Policc Force ro aist in fighting crime and
drination .,it many other charintLbl itn.lilii.n..ns

A's wa. -slated carliei, Irt I Diirev wa- appointed the first Secrciar. ot the Society in 1941i Mr. Jules de
Canmbra as appointed Direi.ii SereCar) in 1976 and ,ered in that capacity until 1992 when lie retired Mr
Saiulucl R.rmdeen then :eicd i-. Director Secretar) unril his retirement in 1998 MS Monica La Bennett
succeeded him ui.ul her deparauie in 2001. Mr Maurice Arjoon who his served at a scry senior nianageeminit
lesel for over twenty-seen y,.jr, is lithe current Director SecreLary


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i4MICLE Anril 10. 2005

We nae audited the financial statements of Thl New Bulddin Socety Limited. Theie firncial statements are the
responsibility of the Society's management. Our responsibility Is to express an opinion on these financial statements
based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards require that we
plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of
material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that
our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
We have inspected the mortgage deeds, transports and other securities and title deeds and found them to be in
In our opinion, the financial statements, which have been prepared under the historical cost convention, modified
by the valuation of freehold land and buildings, give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the Society at
31 December 2004, and of the results of its operations and its cash flow for the year ended 31 December 2004
in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the New Building Society Act.

16 March 2005


Net profit for the year
Revaluation of land and buildings

Total Recognised Gains for the Year


396,726 255,294
48,170 86,564

444,896 341,858



Operating Activities

Net profit for the Year





, 255,294

Cash resources
Loan assets
Property, plant and equipment
. Other assets





25.871.952 23,698,867

Investors' balances
Retirement benefit plan deficit
Other liabilities





The Board of Directors approved these financial statements for issue on 15 March 2005.

L. 0. Rockcliffe Chairman

M. M. Mc Doom Vice-Chairman

M. L. Arjoon Director/Secretary

2004 2003
G$'000 G$'000
Interest Income
Loan assets 1,069,808 1,070,009
Investments 453,485 435,404
Cash resources 66,682 112,435 V

1,589,975 1.617,848

Five dollar shares
Save and prosper shares

Net Interest Income

Fee and commission income
Gain on exchange
Other operating income

Total Net Income .

Provision for bosses on loan assets
General administrative expenses
Other expenses
Net Profit for theYear
k^ ^ i LAr .*,*. .P-a i-.<*< ****-~*

Adjustments for:
Provision for losses on loan assets
Utilization of provision for losses on loan assets.
Retirement benefit plan net expense
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

Operating income before changes in operating assets
and liabilities

Loan advances net of repayments
Decrease in other assets
Receipts from investors net of withdrawals
(Decrease) / increase in other liabilities

Net Cash Inflow Operating Activities

Investing Activities

Purchase of property, plant and equipment
Purchase of investments net of redemptions
Net redemption of fixed deposit accounts

; Net Cash Outflow Investing Activities

Net Movement in Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and Cash Equivalents as at
beginning of Year

Cash and Cash Equivalents as at
end of Year


(368,797) (397,229)
(565,086) (625,436)
(13,344) (17,571)

642,748 577,612




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L. 0. Rockcliffe
M. M. Mc Doom S. C.
S. G Bovell
Dr. N. K. Gopaul
D. A. Yhann
S. Narine
M. L. Arjoon

M. L. Arjoon
N, Mohamed
M. Majeed
K. Vincent
A. Beharry
M. Simon (Miss)
A. Kishun
K. Macklingam
1. Samad
T. Hall
A. Rajaram

- Chairman
Vice Chairman

- Director/Secretary
Assistant Secretary/Operations Manager
S IT Systems Administrator
Branch Manager. Essequibo
Sub-Branch Manager, New Amsterdam ,.
Sub-Branch Manager. Mackenzie
Sub-Branch Manager, Rosignol
Sub-Branch Manager, Corriverton
Sub-Branch Manager, Rose Hall
Sub-Branch Manager
- InternalAuditor i
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and Financial Statements for the Year ended December 312004


SUNDAY CHRONICLE .Aprl.t0,.2005 .

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The Dire.:iswr' .rcpleLaed I..pie-ers 'i Cr' AnII~I PiJIRCPsii 'I 1LC I Y s'.Iiti Ltic Fir~isnci. I Sljicmcii, n.11i Ii:
Net, hu.ildlire -. S icic, Liimised I Nj-l.Ni h I he %,e ir .rd..,l I IDLx ciihe L'f" '114

Principal Busiiness Actri'iiL%:

The nwil.aiiii .4 NB' i-4lto pro.ide a bicA anid jii'ir I il' iii:aIcrid Sx I'.IIILI PNsdimiclis l ri e %eid-'i

Businc,'. Highlighls:

Rc-idoiiii..i B ili-,c e, .~d h iii,. i 2 4".2 ils.r iI4.

IS ,i n;.Bitaiceiicre..d N, h hii,1 i'22.' ~ IInI'

Finaancial I ighlighls:

In the i..7 ir i-ll.I i'.f

Rcni dprin ii

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-Incre:s.ed AsseCls under NI-iijemrent to

Pro ided Nesi Ads ance, it, Borrov. in
Members imalling

2004 21103 oi
S million S million Clianyg

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A I Decelmuber 2't14. there ..'were 5,711 MoninaeSI i Or1ce1 II, allin- S 12 -4 2 billiorn.represeningi 1"', o1'
Total e lii $10 92 bIhlion 4rI.'

The inu ber Iof loin aind .Jd'.n.e oi meint.er iIi ...li ..i p .e-i[.ri' i.:re : ek Ie iontl.[ .-r n n r, an irr.-r.
% a, 5 i1.1032 i .) The iotl. u ,i-.u .iandinm bh.ilJnce gL ,.-' l pr i. .r .. ,n ih.::. lo.e .- ,. i J I-imillrn I 1.1111 -
n12 in ll.ionl.

At 3 Decrrember 2i'024. the total amoiunl .i i.irri j. S4r nmlhon 2003 145 rni I I iiI repri.-enVring 0.4".,,
ol ihe lotal loans and ad\ aince,s to member. I 201) li 4" .,1.


The value ofNeC Recept.- n ihe n ,ar .i1.1 r $1 li.7-1 bill.n (200 1 11 135 billion)and Saing' Rpl..nce. ., jl
31"December 20014 totallejd 522 7 billion 1'2063 '1 2i 7t0 hillihon


The value of Total Assets, as at'31' December 2004 was S25.872 billion (2003 $23.699 billion).an increase
of 9%.

All changes in tangible fi.-d ., sets during the year are detailed in the Accounts. Freehold Land and
Buildings were re-valued as at 31" December 2004 and have been included in the Accounts at these
Valuations .Liquid Assets in the form of Cash and Short Term Securities were $11.628 billion and represent
52% of Total Savings, as at 31" December 2004.

Charitable Donations:

During the year, donations to charity and for educational purposes as well as support to initiatives in several
Communities and Organisations totalled $6.0 million.


NBS is cognisant of the critical role played by its employees in its continued growth and development and
therefore tries to ensure that they are continually trained, suitably compensated and highly motivated to
guarantee a higher level of performance to its members.

During the year, NBS has maintained and developed systems for disseminating information to employees,
who are informed of the NBS' objectives and performance, through meetings, team briefings, circulars, etc.

Going Concern:

The Directors are satisfied that NBS has adequate resources to continue in business for the foreseeable future
and that it is therefore appropriate to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the Financial Statements.

Directorate: -

Mrs. Yasmin N. Yhann resigned on 11' June 2004. Mr. Ramdial Bhoolakohan died on 14' November 2004.
Messrs. L. 0. Rockcliffe and Moen M. Mc Doom were appointed Chairmnnan and Vice-Chairman respectively
on 23" November 2004.

Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul Narine were appointed Directors with effect from 1' January 2005.
These appointments were made under the provisions of NBS' Rule #43.

Under the provisions of NBS' Rule #47. the Directors whose names are listed below retire after the 65"'
Annual General Meeting. They are eligible and offer themselves for re-election:-

L. O. Rockcliffe
S. G Bovell
D.A. Yhann

M. M. Mc Doom, S.C..
Dr. N. K. Gopaul
S. Narine

The Auditors Messrs Jack A. Alli, Sons & Company retire and are eligible for re-election.

-By Order of the Board.

Maurice L. Arjoon



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dc.r.. ppiorrinue
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" Members. are notified of?-ectings through the Pressand ,cr.o-ricd i..,Ofe .~p. .i d..Criii. i 'ii e irni hil
the Chicf Office arid Branch Offices of [he Society.

Leon 0. Rocketitre


Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-fifth Annual General Meeting of the Members of The New
Building Society Limited will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 18" April 2005 at the Hotel
Tower Limited, 74-75 Main Street, Georgetown.
1. To consider the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors
and Auditors for the year 2004.

2. To confirm the appointment by the Board of Directors of Messrs.
David A. Yhann and Seepaul Narine, as Directors.

3. To elect Directors for the period 2005 2007.

4. To fix the remuneration of the Directors for the year 2005.

5. To appoint Auditors for the year 2005.

6. To fix the remuneration of the Auditors for the year 2005.

7. To approve the sum of $8 million for donation to Charity and for
Educational purposes for the year 2005.

8. To approve the expenditure of $33 million for various projects /
activities to commemorate the Society's 65" Anniversary.

9. Any other business of which due notice shall have been given.
-By Order of the Board,

Maurice L. Arjoon
15'" March 2005

Please Note:
Only Members holding the following Accounts or their duty appointed
proxies are entitled to attend the Meeting:-
Save Et Prosper Accounts
Five Dollar Share Accounts
Mortgage Accounts *
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Suiii~itY1lRONI&[E `A',,nil Aio: 200Ud6


A huge turn-out at Chesney Village, where Ministers of Health Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Amerindian Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues,
Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manzoor Nadir and Labour Dale Bisnauth meet residents of Chesney Village, Albion as
part of Cabinet's outreach programme to Region Six.

THE Government,
through the Ministry of
Labour, Human Services
and Social Security will
pay the water bills for
senior citizens this year,
providing they are the
sole occupants of their
property, the Government
Information Agency
(GINA) reported
Minister of Labour,
Human Services and Social
Security, Dr. Dale Bisnauth
made the announcement
yesterday in response to
complaints by residents at
Chesney Villages, East Bank
The senior citizens
of the area told Dr. Bisnauth
and other members of the
Cabinet now on an outreach
in Region Six that they were
unhappy that they had to
pay water rates to the
Guyana Water Incorporated
Dr. Bisnauth,
Minister of Health, Dr,

Chesney residents to benefit

from development works

maIN4 TT$5M oI RTTI 'in dontowl~iin Prrtmfmpi isreI

Six stores among buildings destroyed

Courtesy, Trinidad

SIX stores, a restaurant
and a government office
housed in the People's
Mall were destroyed in an
early morning fire in
Downtown Port-of-Spain
S- The fire, which
reportedly began at the
People's Mall, blazed for
more than eight hours due
largely to a shortage of water,
but also because of strong
winds and fire tenders which
kept breaking down.
Other businesses
lost in the blaze included (on
Frederick Street) Pizza
Boys, Kristina's, Catwalk,
Fabric Land, Nina's, Y De
Lima's, the Ministry of
Health's Education Office
and the Cocoa Board.
Queensway on Queen Street
was also destroyed.
A preliminary
estimate by the Downtown
Owners and Merchants'
Association (DOMA)
placed losses at some $25
A number of booth
owners said they had no
means of recovering their
losses because they had
wooden structures and thus,
could not get insurance for
their businesses.
Prime Minister
Patrick Manning, who
visited the scene yesterday
morning, said: "In principle,
the government would have
to give assistance to all those
He also said he had
had discussions with

constructing an appropriate
building on the site. He added
that the Central Government,
along with the City Corporation
would have to look into
temporary accommodation for
the affected.
Chief Fire Officer
Lennox Alfred confirmed that
when he arrived on the scene
just after 6 h they had to rely
on the supply brought in by the
fire tenders. Alfred said there
was no water in any of the fire
hydrants which lined Frederick,
Queen and Henry Streets, the
areas affected.
Alfred said they had to
run hoses as far as the Port to
get a sea-water supply. He also
said WASA had to be called in
and water tanks brought to the
scene to deal with the blaze.
The fire reportedly
began on the north-west side of
the Mall, closest to The Bridal
Shop on Frederick Street.
Many of the booth
owners could be heard saying
they believed the blaze had been
deliberately set to get them and
their shack-like wooden and
galvanised structures off the lots
they had been occupying for

Outside of this, there
are two other theories being
entertained as to how the fire
started. The first is that ,
someone was attempting to
charge a battery to start a
generator used by roadside
music pirates when the battery
But a more sinister
story is directly linked to the
Friday evening murder of
Morvant resident Andre Paul.
Police are investigating i
claims that fire was set to a
.t.-toQring hpp, at the, Mall in .

revenge for the killing of Paul.
Witnesses reported seeing three
young men running away from
the booth shortly before the fire
By 7.30 h, all of the
booths on the Frederick and
Queen Street side of the Mall
were destroyed.
Barricades were set up
at the Corners of Queen and
Henry and Queen and Frederick
Streets to keep the crowd at bay
-and to control, officers said,
expected looting. The Express
was told that shots fired into

the air by law-enforcing officers
earlier in the morning put paid
to that intent.
The barricades were
manned by members of the
Guard and Emergency Unit,
the Port-of-Spain Task Force
and the Inter-Agency Task
Force, which included a
sprinkling of personnel from
the Defence Force.
At 8.25 h the attempts
to prevent the fire from
spreading from the Mall to the
bigger businesses proved futile
when Queensway started to
smoke from the first floor, with
owners John and Anthony
Rahael standing across the
street, looking on.

Rahael, approached
about removing the stock of
fabric from the building which
was not yet engulfed, remarked:
"It is not worth the risk, let it
And even as attention
was being paid to the Queen
Street blaze, the clock tower of
Trinity Cathedral, a block away,
began to smoke.
Persistent, strong
breezes, which had been fanning
and spreading the flames all
morning, transported embers to
the church tower.
Firemen were able to
quickly get into the tower and
put out the small fire. That
episode left a hole in the tower.

At 8.55 h, a loud rumble
inside the Queensway store sent
firefighters scampering out of ihe
building as the upper floors
collapsed. It was now truly over
for this store.
At the Corner of
Queen and Henry Streets,
officers squatted to inspect a bag
of herb-like substance taken out
of one of the burnt-out booths,
but their attention was soon
diverted ,by the sound of scores
of officers simultaneously
cocking their weapons.
The sound brought
others running to the corner
as a near riot threatened to
erupt when a police officer
kicked a civilian. .

'Stores onr fire: Stores on fire in'downtown Port-of-Spain yesterday (Picture courtesy of the Trinidad Express)

Leslie Ramsammy, Minister
of Amerindian Affairs, Ms.
Carolyn Rodrigues and
Minister of Tourism,
Industry and Commerce, Mr.
Manzoor Nadir were on a
'walk-about' in the village in
an effort to address the
concerns of villagers
"We are not here to
beg for votes but to see what
assistance we can bring to
improve your lives," Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy told the
Residents said the
village needed proper
infrastructure including roads,
drainage and irrigation,
telephones, and transports
for their lands.
The Ministers told
residents that Government is
presently addressing the
problems which fall under
their purview.
Issues relating to
land titles will be addressed
by Minister of Housing and
Water, Shaik Baksh. Similar
interventions will be made
with regard to drainage and
With regard to the
telephone service, the
Government will have to
work in collaboration with
the Guyan -Telephone and
Telegraph Company
(GT&T) to -fulfil the
requests made.

20 SUNDAY CHeONICL~ApFlI'iio.,2b~55,.



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TODAY'S FORECAST: Mainly lair weather is expected T, be
interrupted by cloudy spells wiih isolated showers
WINDS: Northeasterly to Southerly at 1 to 7m p.s
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2 2m in open waters
HIGH TIDE: 04.37h at (3 12m] and 17 28h at (2 98mi
LOW TIDE: 11-04h at (0.43m) and 23 11h at tO 60m)
SUNRISE: 05:49h N!A N'A
SUNSET: 18:02h N/A N/A
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 29 0 31 5C along the coast and
30 0 34.OC over inland and interior locanons .
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 22 5 24.5C along ire coasi and
21.5 23.5C over near inland and interior locations
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere wilh the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety of the
marine community.
261-2216, FAX 261-2284


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For Ocean going vessels & Trawlers 14:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening last about 1-1112hrs


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F vor customertservu ice anI
Tel. 226-3243-9.211.-44.75
Fax: 225-06674 or
e i-ienhto to uts at

.e VK ,M tEq

lii st day of appeci A. 'jil,

TAKE NOTICE that there will
be publicly sold to the highest
bidder at the Vreed-en-Hoop-
Magistrates' Court Yard on
Friday, 22rd April. 2005 the
following:- One five-piece
colour suite, One four-burner
Mabe Gas Stove, One White
safe, two-door glass missing,
One dinette table with six
dining chairs, One glass table.
One electric fan, One bed stead.
Defendant. Term of Sale Cash.
Plus 3% Auctions Sale Duty.
Time 10:00 am. Sgd. Sita
Ramlal Registrar.

accommodation that is clean,
comfortable and affordable?
Then call us on 231.-3903, 622-
8306 or 629-5777.

4.-* I

PERSONS required to fill
,envelopes. Interested applicants,
send self -addressed stamped
envelope for information to Yvonne
Cadogan, 31 Fourth St., La
Penitence, Georgetown.

CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, .send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel Williams,
PO Box 12154 Georgetown,

dressmaking and designing skill.
Classes from beginners to
professional levels. Sharmile -
JEAN offers courses in El-
ementary,- Intermediate & Ad-
vanced Dressmaking, also De-
signing. 153 Barr St., Kitty.
Tel. # 226-9548

ESCAPE Body bliss
massages. Alleviate headaches,
insomnia, muscular pains, tension
and stress. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke # 226-
NEED to activate your body
and mental strength? Come for a
well-balanced health massage,
shower available. Call Mrs. Singh
(daily). Tel. 220-4842/615-6665.

HERBAL facials, herbal
bars, deep cleanse and scrub,
intensive cream. Mon. Sun.
Telephone 223-8993.
HERBAL, Medicines skin
infection, asthma, impotency,
cholesterol, blood pressure,
weight loss, gallstone,, stricture
pain, diabetes, internal.
cleansing and many more.
Appointment # 220-7342/614-

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601.
STYLES of Distinction Hair
Salon specialises in hair cuts, cold
wave, hair colouring, straightening,
facials, manicures, pedicures,
styles, etc. We are opened Mon. -
Fri. 9 am 5 pm and Sat. 8:30
am 6:30 pm. Telephone 223-
5252. We are also enrolling
students for Cosmetology classes.
Call us at 223-5252 or visit us at
248 Oronoque St., Queenstown.

build middle & Cow income homes.
Mortgage financing available.
Please call 227-2494, 227-2479.

NOVELS, story books, text
and informative books. Juliette's
Book Library. 143 West
Ruimveldt. Telephone 223-
8237 Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -
6pm. Sat. Sun. 10 am 2

ENROL at D & R Driving
School, 95 Hadfieid Street, Werk-
en-Rust. Tel. # 660-4216 or 226-
MOTORING. "You Train to Pass".
227-1063, 223-7908, 642-4827. "
ENROL now at Shalom Driving
School, Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek, Georgetown. You could
also obtain an International Driving
Permit. Call 227-3869/622-8162/

LOST One back male
puppy, 3 months old. in the
vicinity of Eping Avenue. Bet Air
Park. Georgetown, on Saturday,
April 2. He.responds to the name
"BLACKIE", has brown spots
under neck and feet. CONTACT
Tel. Nos. 226-1329/623-7203/
614-1414. Reward Offered.

MAGAZINE Worldwide Pen
Friend. Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI, PO
-Box 12154 Georgetown.
SEEKING eligible females
under 40 yrs. for relationship and
marriage. Contact Allan Smith,
300 East Webster St., Apt. M 15.
Maddison, TN37115.
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.
FIND that special someone.
Call the Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Servicing 18 80 yrs.
Immediate link. Telephone 223-
8237, Mon.- Fri. 8:30 am 6
pm. Sat. Sun. 10am-2
SINGLE female, age 40
needs to correspond with single,
honest, hardworking,
understanding, loving, non-
smoker, non- alcoholic, male for
lasting relationship leading up
to marriage. Write to: Radha.
P.O. Box 101596, GPO Building,
Georgetown, Guyana.

Papers for National Visa
Processing, Petitions,
Adjustment of Status,
Case Follow-ups,
Enquiries, Consular
Appointments etc.
105 Regent Rd., Bourda,
[ Between Cummings &
Light Sts.,

SATELLITE Dish services
offered for all dishes. 623-4686/

FOR prompt and reliable
sewing done on Regent Road,
Bourda. Call Roxanne 226-
TECHNICIANS available for
appliances repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521, 263-

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We prepare &
Affidavit of
Packaging for
The best prices in town

185 Charlotte & King
Sts., Maraj Building,

FOR Wedding Invitations,
Funeral, Programmes, Typing.of
Documents/Assignments, Business
Cards, Flyers, Scanning, etc. Call
MR Youssouf (Spirutual Healer)
especially for family problems,
regarding love, luck, work business,
protection and examination. Call
ACCOUNTING. We prepare
-financial statements for Income
Tax, Compliance, Loan request,
etc. Tel. 222-3459/260-2355.
FOR all your interior and
exterior painting, mason work,
tiling, carpentry and plumbing.
FOR all your telephone
services, repairs to cable
equipment, rewiring, adjacent,
etc. Contact Qualified Technician
with over 35 years experience. Don't
delay. Telephone 226-2766/617-
0427 anytime.
FOR efficient service and
repairs: washing machines,
refrigerators, micro wave ovens,
clothes dryers. gas stoves, etc.
Freezezone Enterprises, 6 'A' Shell
Road, Kitty. Telephone 227-0060,

613-5735 OR 263-6043.

ONE part-time Domestic to
work at Versailles Estate, WBD.
Contact Mrs. Khan, RK's Security,
125 Regent Rd., Bourda.
Supermarket Attendants, 4
Handymen, 2 Kitchen
Attendants. MURRAY'S TEMP
AGENCY. 231-3302.
years, (2) years experience and
must be good at Maths &
English. Apply to Lens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts.. C/ville. Tel. 227-
2-ACCOUNTS Clerks. Driver/
Mechanic, Trainee Machinist,
Machinist Welder/Fabricator. Send
application to 172 East Field Dr.,
Nandy Park. E B Dem.
1 (ONE) Domestic general,
(40 years or under). (Police
Clearance and photograph).
Apply Harrison, 92 Oronoque St.,
Queenstown. 226-7494.
subjects at CXC must include
English Language and Advance
Typewriting. Must be computer
literate. 1 Stores Ledger Clerk.
CXC. Apply to Office Manager
P.O. Box 101660 G/town.
IMMEDIATE vacancies exist
for Security Guards. Apply in
person with application, Police
Clearance, 2 recent references
and 1 passport photo to K &V C
Hotel, 233 South Rd., Lacytown.
Mon. Fri.
work on Saturdays only at 10 11
Mc Doom. Preferably person living
around Mc Doom area. Apply
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD. (2 5 pm).
1 HANDYMAN, 1 male
Security Guard, 1 couple to work
in shop, 1 excavator and bulldozer
operator. Vacancies exist in the
Interior, Middle Mazaruni. Contact
# 225-7118, office hours.
NOW recruiting dynamic
individuals worldwide, part or full
time. Will train. Join the team
fabulous compensation plan and
incentives. Limited openings for
country. Contact e-mail:
with written application, two
references and Police Clearance
to Manager Shell Gas
.- Distributor, 9 Dowding Street,
Kitty, Georgetown, between the
hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday
to Saturday.
VACANCY exists for one
Cashier, preferably mature female
individual between the ages of
30 and 50 years. Must have
previous experience as Cashier.
Please send a written application
with your full details and a contact
tel. number to May's Shopping
Centre, 98 Regent Street,
Requirements passes in
Maths, English. Preference will
be given to applicants with
computer, Accounts and
Tourism knowledge. Must be
able to work day or night shift
system. Apply in person at the
Regency Suites/Hotel. 98
Hadfield St., Werk-en-Rust.
AGENCY, 37 Croal Street. Phohe
227-3339. Vacancies exist for the
following: Live-in Domestic for
Eccles, Pharmacist for Trinidad,
Nursery Head Teacher, CXC
Business & Social Studies
Teacher. Local Pharmacist. Part-
time Business Teacher. Marketing
Asst. Rep.

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1 LIVESTOCK Technician.
Goldfield Inc. Lot 'C' Eccles, EBD.
ONE experienced Nail
Apply in person at Clippers
Beauty Salon. 200 Camp St.
VACANCIES exist in a
reputable. stable, financial
organization for sales
representatives. Applicants should
be mature in age and possess a
minimum of 3 CXC. GCE subjects
or an equivalent qualification.
Send application to: Unit
Manager. 133 Church Street,
South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown. Telephone
number 622-0307.
Applicants must have at least 4
subjects at the CXC level,
inclusive Mathematics and
English Language and 2 -- 3
years experience. Send written
application, 2
recommendations, valid Police
Clearance. 2. Porters. Apply in
person with written application,
2 recommendations and valid
Police Clearance to: The
Personnel Manager, National
Hardware (Guyana) Limited, 17
19 A'Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
TO ANIMALS. Applications are
invited for the post of ANIMAL
INSPECTOR. Applicants should
have a love for animals and a
desire to assist in the prevention
of cruelty to animals. Preference
may be given to retired
members of the Disciplined
Services, and persons with their
own means of transport (bicycle,
moped). Interested persons are
asked to send hand-written
applications with two
recommendations and a valid
Police Clearance to the
Secretary, GSPCA, 65 Robb
Street & Orange Walk, Bourda.
Deadline for application is April
30, 2005.

Ts, voice training and
piano classes. Call 626-5804/
BSI is offering Computer
Classes for adults. Individual
attention guaranteed. Certified
Tutor. Call 227-8143 or 624-8084.
TER. We teach your child/children
the art of reading. See them de-
velop into good readers. Call 618-
NAIL Tipping/Designing,
Silk wrapping/Manicuring
courses. $4 000 per course. Call
Michelle (227-7342, 222-
INSTITUTE The Institute of
Technology, 136 Shell Road,
Kitty. Telephone 225-9587. 1.
Electrical installation and
.wiring; Television repairs and
electronics; Computer assembly
and repairs; Air conditioning
and refrigeration.
PRACTICAL electronic
course beginning 121" April,
2005. Learn to repair TVs,
Microwave ovens, Power Amps,
combinations-stereo systems,
monitors etc. Logical and
systematic troubleshooting
techniques taught by qualified
instructor with more than 21
years experience, get started on
your career now! Call Abdul's
Electronics, 225-0391, 226-
6551. 349, East Street,

ECD. Contact 223-8713.
PRICE $25M. CALL: 612-0349.
MOBLISSA 10 acres
land, ideal poultry, general
farming. $3M. Ederson's.
1 HOUSE lot for sale.
Mahaica Market Dam, First
Street. Telephone No. 228-
for sale. Eight -hundred
thousand dollars each, Best
Village, WCD. 254-0101 -
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street.. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
LAND in Georgetown from
$8 million upwards. Call 225-
2626/231-2064 or E-mail:
Bank lands, Robb Street,
High Street, Regent Street,
Camp Street. Church Street.
TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens,
Ogle, GuySuCo Park
(Turkeyen), Queenstown, East
Bank. TEL. 226-8148/625-
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-
8am and 8-10pm for details.
* 200 FT X 90 FT. riverside
land good for business, such
as bond, lumberyard, Auto
Sales, Fishing Industry, etc.
Boat parking. Telephone 621-
61'/160'. Ideal 4 house lots, 4-
storey luxurious hotel/
apartment, foreign mission,
church/school. $22.5M.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
AMELIA'S WARD riverside
- plots of land. Ideal housing,
agriculture, cattle, shipping,
25, 50, 100 & 600 acres plot,
note $65 000 per acre.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
61'/160'. Ideal 4-house lot 4-
storey luxurious hotel/
apartment, foreign mission,
church/school. $22.5M.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
large house lots, 487117'. Ideal
school, luxurious hotel,
apartments, storage bond.
$9.5M. Ederson's. 226-5496.
Demerara River 88 acres of
land. Ideal shipping, ware
house, bond, cattle, general
farming. $15M. Ederson's.
GATED community with
(24) hours security. Exclusively
residential lots at Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara size 6 000 12
000 sq. ft., priced from $3.9M.
Immediately Transportable.
Contact Seetaram # 264-
LAND No. 1 Canal, 400
by 60 frontage: farm land with
lots of fruit trees and a
building, Garden of Eden,
EBD; land for sale at Garden
of Eden Public Road. EBD;
double lot in Turkeyen, ECD.
Success Realty. 223-6524/
ONE square mile of
registered gold and diamond
land claim. Easy access to water
for all-year work. Ideal for land
dredging operation. Minimal
vegetation. Mining will not affect
environment or cause river
pollution. Location: Imbaimadai
Area Upper Mazaruni.
Interested persons please Phone:

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Diamond .$300 000; Grove -
$300 000 & $450 000; Gardens
of Eden (Road side) $1M;
Supply $700 000; Diamond -
$1.5M; Haslington $400 000;
LBI $1.9M; Courbane Park -
$2M; Alberttown $3.5M; West
Ruimveldt $2M; Liliendaal -
$4.5M & double lot (100 x 140)
$12M. Call 231-6236.
Happy Acres $36M; Triple lot,
Happy Acres $25M neg.'.
Single lot, Happy Acres -
$7.5M; 40 acres in Pomeroon
River $3.7M; Single back lot
with walkway, C/ville $2.7M;
House on. 10 acres of
transported land Pomeroon
River $3.3M; 250 acres in
Essequibo Coast from road
side in land $20M; Freeman
-Street $5M; Oleander
Gardens $12M; Atlantic
Gardens $5.8M $6.5M;
D'Urban Street $5.5M; V2 acre
in Ogle $17M; 98 000 square
feet in Liliendaal for housing -
$60M; Coverden road to river
$14M; Eccles Industrial Site
with concrete property (37 000
square feet) $16M; Double
lot in Versailles $9M neg.;
Nandy Park $5.6M neg.
Future Homes Realty. 227-

FURNISHED flats to let for
overseas visitors: Tel.226-
ROOM for single work-
ing female. Telephone: 227-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone
227-2995. Kitty.,
TORS. PHONE 225-9944.
contained apartment. Also
one stall for sale or rent.
Call 227-8858.
nished executive house on
double lot US$1 500. # 223-
SHORT term apartments
available with all modern
facilities. Contact 223-1672,
cell 613-1785.
FURNISHED rooms and
one unfurnished two-bedroom
apartment. Tel. 270-1214 -
ONE 2-bedroom house
with kitchen, toilet and bath at
West Coast Demerara. Call
3-BEDROOM upper flat
house to rent in Triumph, ECD.
Telephone 220-5173 or 220-
BUSINESS place at Parika
- 33 000 sq. ft. of space. Contact
Len's. Telephone 227-1511, 227-
KITTY 3-bedroom
unfurnished house, phone,
parking, etc. $55 000.
Telephone 226-1192/623-7742.
OFFICE space over 1 000
sq. ft., lots of parking. Price
negotiable. Queenstown.
Georgetown. Telephone 624-
EXECUTIVE, furnished
and unfurnished houses and
apartments, offices, bonds,
-etc. TEL: 226-8148/625-
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS).
24 000 sq. ft. office space
for rent at 18 23 Eccles
Industrial' Site, E B Dem.
Contact 233-2783, 233-2475.
bedroom newly built concrete
house. $15 000 monthly.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
DO You need an honest,
reliable & efficient Real Estate
Agency? Call: UpToTheMinute
Realty. # 225-8097/226-5240.
2-ONE bedroom
apartment $12 000 per
month. Contact Kissoon
Kalika, 8 Second St., Chateau
Margot, ECD.
building (3) bedrooms upper
and or lower flats, parking and
telephone, Queenstown. Call

ONE lower business flat situ-
ated at Lot 1 Non Pariel, Area
A, East Coast Demerara. Apply
to Jerome .Fredericks at same lo-
PRIME business area top
and bottom flats as a whole
or separately. $350 000 neg.
Flood free. 'Telephone 625-
ROOMS to rent monthly -
self-contained Le Rich Luxury
Rooms 25 Princes Street $25
000 monthly. Call # 227-3067.
1 2-bedroom apartment to
rent $22 000 per month, at
10 Public Rd., Mc Doom, EBD.
Phone No. 226-3944.
HOUSE by itself- $100 000;
3-bedroom $45 000; room $12-
000; $15 000; flat, bond,- office.
225-2709, 225-0989,623-2591.
TOP flat $45 000; house
by itself $60 000.. Phone 225-
2626, 231-2064 or e-mail:
ONE two-bedroom
,apartment, fully grilled, with
'wter convenience, at 143
Middle Road, -La Penitence.
Apply A. Baksh within.
LONG term and short-term
apartments. MURRAY'S
SERVICES. TEL. 231-3302.
tOP flat New Market St.,
opposite Emergency Unit, GPHC
3 bedrooms, spacious: black
verandah $70 000 neg. Call
Jean 226-8730:
ONE 2,bedroom self-contained
bottom flat apt. situated at 30 South
Better Hope, ECD. Rental $30 000.
Call Ramesh 220-3934. ,
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apartment. Ideal for a couple or
single person. US$450 per mth. and
US$20 per day. Call 227-3546 or
BAR in Georgetown all'
new modern equipment,
including Pool table G$200
000 month. UpToTheMinute
Realty 226-5240/225-8097
ONE two-bedroom
apartment. Contact Ms. Elizabeth
Laurie, Lot 51, Middle Road, La
Penitence, Georgetown or call
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat situated at Lot 106 Regent
St., Bourda (B/B). $30 000
monthly. Contact Vishal.
Telephone 225-3214.
bedroom (1 self- contained) semi-
furnished house, AC, phone, etc. -
US$700. Telephone 226-1192/623-.
TOP, middle and bottom
-flats. Ideally suitable for offices
or school Camp St. Area
excellent location. Call Richard
- 624-0774 or 233 2614.
FURNISHED American-styled
apartment ideal-for a couple or a
single person $3 000/$4 000 per
day. Call 622-5776.
.EXECUTIVE, furnished and
unfurnished houses and
apartments, offices, bond, etc.
TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
1 2-BEDROOM unfurnished
bottom flat apt., 61b Street
Cummings Lodge, Greater,
Georgetown. $20 000 per month.
Tel. 222-2718/628-1124.
TWO (2)-bedroom apartments -
$25 000 each. Lot 27 Hugh Ghanie
Park, Cummings Lodge. Preferable
.couples or students. Telephone 222-
TWO-BEDROOM modernised
apartment to rent in Annandale
North.-Fully grilled, light, water,
phone, parking. $25 000 per month.
Call 220-9477.
SALE 231-7719, 223-8663.
Furnished and unfurnished house,
apartments from $30 000 US$500.
5-bedroom house US$800.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suitable
for overseas visitors on short term
basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
Bottom'flat Duncan Street,
formerly Video World, also top
and middle flats-and part of
bottom flat in Regent Street. Tel.
226-2260, 225-2873, 619-5901.
TURKEYEN, '3-bedroom
executive type house,. 1 self-
contained room, fully grilled,
alarm system, water treatment
filter, 4-car parking. US$1 200
monthly. Ed.erson's. 226-5496.

contained bedrooms, air-
conditioned, hot and cold -water,
phone, alarm, fully grilled,
secure parking. US$1 100. 233-
2968/613-6674/661-3361. .
DUNCAN ST. $20 000;
Tucville $30 000; Nandy Park -
$35 000; Regent St. $30 000;
Mc Doom.-$20 000; Prashad
Nagar $40 000; top flats $32
000, $45 000 & $50 000. Call
231-6236. \
commercial properties suitable for
all kind of business. Busy downtown
areas too. Call Christopher
Goodridge 642-8725/226-1808.
E m a i I :
'FURNISHED 2-bedroom top
apt., both bedrooms self -
contained, grilled, generator, etc.
US$700. Also unfurnished 1-
bedroom apt., (self-contained
room), grilled, etc. G$30 000.
Professionals, single or couple
preferred. Residential area. Call
commercial properties -
furnished and unfurnished.
Prices ranging from $35 000 to
US$3 000. Contact Carmen
Greene's Realty. Telephone,
PRIME location self -
contained apartments along UG
Road. Suitable for overseas
visitors. Long and short term
basis also (2) office spaces or any
other business. Call 623-3404/
and three bedroom homes and
apartments at rock bottom prices
as low as $35 000. Furnished
and unfurnished in residential
areas too. Call Christopher- 226-
2-BEDROOM in South $25
000, with bath tubs. Apartments
at Dazzel Scheme with bath tubs
- $15 000. Cottage at B.V. with
telephone & parking $30 000.
Success Realty. 223-6524/628-
concrete house to let in Glandale
Park, BV with telephone and
parking $30 000; three-
bedroom concrete cottage, with
suite and two cane chairs, North
East La 'Penitence $35 000,
Wills Realty -227-2612/ 627-
ONE three-bedroom top
flat, Lamaha Gardens $75
000; one five-room middle and
top flat for business and
residence, Central
Georgetown US$1"000; one
five-bedroom furnished house,
Section 'K' US$1 000. Wills
Realty 227-26.12, 627-8314.
TRIUMPH, ECD, overlooking
the Atlantic residential
furnished luxurious 3-bedroom -
$35 000 monthly. Also furnished
2-bedroom apartments,
luxurious $25 000 monthly.
plus patio for entertainment.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
Diplomatic Real Estate Services;
executive houses Eccles, Bel
Air Park, Queenstown, Courida
Park, Section K', Atlantic Ville -
US$1 000. Call Christopher
Goodridge. Telephone 642-
8725/226-1808. E-mail:
BEL AIR PARK 3-bedroom -
US$500; 2-bedroom, Kitty $40
000; 2-bedroom apt. $50 000;
Prashad Nagar 3-bedroom,
parking US$500; 2-bedroom, Kitty
- $30 000; 2-bedroom apt. $10
000 $15 000, LBI. A & R Real
Estate. 231-7719.
Reasonably price executive apt.
and home in safe.residential
areas. Suitable for expatriates,
diplomats or short term visitors.
Call for viewing. US$500.
Contact Christopher Goodridge.
Tel. 226-1808/642-8725.
building has been used as a
Private School, (fully
furnished and secure) at Mon
Repos Market Rd., ECD. Price
neg. Contact Telephone 225-
0827, from Monday to Friday
- 9 aim 2pm.

EXECUTIVE houses -
Kingston, Bel Air Gardens,
GuySuCo Gardens (Turkeyen), -
Lamaha Gardens, Bel Air Park,
Eccles. Tel. 226-8148/625-
US$3 500, (2) US$3 000, (3)
US$2 000; SECTION 'M'
QUEENSTOWN (1) US$1 700,
(2) US$1 500; COURIDA PARK
TELEPHONE 218-49561227-
$75 000 THE LATTER $100 000.
AREAS, FROM $25 000 $30
ALL. TELEPHONE 226-8937.
611-3866. To let: Ogle semi-
fur. US$800; Ogle fully fur. -
US$600; Section 'K'
Campbellville US$800; Bel
Air New Haven, unfur. US$1
200; Bel Air Park fully fur. -
US$1 600; Camp Street unfur.
(top) US$700; Subryanville -
unfur. (bottom) US$250;
Queenstown full fur. US$1
200; Bel Air unfur. US$500;
Ogle fully fur. $75 000;
Diamond US$1 500; Kitty -
unfur., top flat $50 000:
Charlotte unfur. bottom flat -
$30 000; South unfur., bottom
flat $25 000; D'Urban back
land house, unfur. $65 000;
Prashad Nagar bottom flat,
unfur. $40 000; Subryanville -
bottom flat; unfur. $50 000;
Prashad Nagar bottom, fully
fur. $65 000; Bel Air
Promenade, unfur. $95 000;
Bel Air Gardens (unfur.) -
US$1200; GuySuCo Park
(unfur.) US$700. '
APARTMENTS and houses. Bel
Air Park top flat, fully furnished
US$700; Bel Air Park top
.flat US$500, semi furnished;
Subryanville -, bottom flat 3-
bedroom $50 000; Lamaha
Gardens bottom flat $40
000; Brickdam top flat 3-
bedroom $55 000; Alberttown
3-bedroom bottom flat $45
000; apartment in South -
singles $25 000. HOUSES:
Section 'K' Campbellville 3-
bedroom, AC US$750; Bel
Air Park 3-bedroom, AC -
US$750; Lamaha Gardens -
3-bedroom US$1 000;
Cummings Lodge 3-bedroom
US$500; Courida Park 3-
bedroom, AC, yard space US$1
000; Bel Air Gardens executive
US$1 000; Eccles executive
house US$1 000; Queenstown
executive US$1 800; Bel Air
Park 3-bedroom, executive -
US$1 500; Prashad Nagar -
Air Village -. executives -r $1
500; Bel 'Air Springs;
Subryanville US$400; Bel Air
Gardens US$200; Blygezight
US$500; Camp Street -
US$600; Eccles US$500.
ROOMS Queenstown.
Executive property sale as low
as $20 million. Commercial
spaces. Starting your business -
spaces are available North
Road, Kitty Public Road, Church
Street, Camp Street. Bond and
Land for sale/rent. -Agent
Christopher Goodridge.
Telephone 226-1808, 642-
8725, 614-2073. Location 20
Bel Air Gardens.

FOR immediate lease on North-
em Hogg Island 200 acres of culti-
vated rice land along with rice mill
complete with drying floor and
dryer. Also tractor, combine, bull-
dozer for sale. Contact: 626-
1506/225-2903. Serious en-
quiries only.
2-BEDROOM apartment
(downstairs) 189 D'Urban
Backlands $45 00.0 monthly.
Upstairs (4) bedrooms, (2)
bathrooms $50 000 monthly.
Available April 1, 2005. Call: June
- # 233-2175/623-1562 or 227-
US$1 200; Regent Street, top -
$90 000; North Road (Central) -
US$1 500; Middle Street
building US$2 500; US$1 000;
Duncan Street, bottom $65
000; Queenstown (offices) -
US$2 000; Alexander Street,
Kitty $110 000; East and
Church Streets, building US$1
500; bottom in Brickdam area -
$75 000; Thomas Street,
Georgetown $100 000. Future
Homes Realty 227-4040/611-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
TODAY." Montrose $25 000;
Imax Gardens $30 000; Kitty -
$30 000/$40 000/$80 000/$100
000; Charlotte Street $38 000;
LBI $40 000; Mon Repos $60
000; Courbane Park $75 000;
Camp Street $120 000; Happy
Acres US$500/US$1 200/
US$2 500; Queenstown -
US$500/US$1 000; Kitty, fully
furnished US$500; Atlantic
Gardens US$800/US$1 000/
US$1 500; Lamaha Gardens -
U$900; Bel Air US$1 000;
Eccles 'AA'- US$1 000; Caricom
Gardens/GuySuCo'- US$1 000;
New Haven US$1 200; Bel Air
Gardens US$1 500; Le
Ressouvenir US$2 500;
Shamrock Gardens US$2 500.
Office spaces, bond spaces.
Eccles/Lusignan $30 000; Kitty
- $40 000/$120 000 business;
Non Pariel $50 000/$75 000
(fully furnished); Sheriff St. 300
000; Eccles $45 000 (house by

1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
BEL AIR PARK vacant 2-
storey concrete 7-bedroom
mansion $16.9M. Ederson's.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938. -
ONE two-apartment
building and land for sale -
(2) bedrooms each. Price $3-
million. Call 223-1940/624-
FOR sale transported house
and land in the Pomeroon. Contact
Eddy on telephone # 616-5757 or
bedroom wooden house on
huge lot. Phone, light, etc. $5M
neg. Telephone 226-1192/623-
(2) TWO-STOREYED busi-
ness/residential properties in
Robb St., Bourda. Tel: 225-9816,
Monday Saturday (08:00 17:30
TWO properties Lot 80 -
$11M, Lot 114 $14M, both at
Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast
Demerara. Phone 233-5755.
ONE 2-storey building,
business and residential property
at 182 Barr Street, Kitty. Price -
$16 million neg.. Telephone
LOT 8 Princes St., Werk-en-
Rust, 2nd building North of Camp
Street-suitable for any business
your dream home going cheap.
Call 226-6017.
TWO-STOREY 5-bedroom
house in East Street (second
house), vacant possession. $8.5M
neg. Contact Roydon 231-7719,
CORNER lot- Bird's Place and
Cane View Ave. Suitable for
residence and business. Asking'
$9M neg. Telephone 218-0117,

40% REDUCTION on all
properties from $8 million
upwards. Telephone 225-2626,
231-2064 or E-mail:
CONCRETE & wooden 2-
storey building at 68 Princes
St., Lodge South $8M. Call
226-4542 between 7 pm & 9
TUSCHEN, WCD- vacant
newly built 3-bedroom well-
designed all-concrete
building. $7M. Ederson's.
America Street, Camp
Street, Queenstown, Eccles,
Oleander Gardens, Kitty. Tel.
HOUSE and land for sale
at Annandale, ECD. All
amenities, inside toilet, bath,
telephone driveway/ parking.
Flood free area. Tel. 220-7224
- Bish.
BACK building
Carmichael Street, opposite
Bishops' High School. Good
condition $6M; Industry, ECD
- $6.5M. Telephone 225-4398/
river side, land 477/218'. Ideal
wharf, large ship, auto sales, 4'
stores,. mini-mail, supermarket.
$22.5M neg. Ederson's. 226-
GIFT Kuru'Kuru active
business property with 3
freezers, pool table, music set,
chicken pen can accommodate
3,000 birds. Land 200/100'.
$10M neg; Ederson's. 226-
5496.. :
Sussex Sts. near school -
vacant front building & land.
Ideal internet cafe, mechanic
shop, taxi. $4M neg.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
ROAD, WCD vacant 2 2-
storey building, front wooden
& concrete, back all-concrete,
4 bedrooms each $6.7M neg.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
GIFT New Market St. -
Doctor, Investors. Ideal for
hospital, beer garden/food
restaurant, 2-storey concrete &
wooden building, from road to
alley. $17.5M (US$85 000).
Ederson's. 226-5496.
2-storey concrete 4-bedroom
mansion, 3 toilets & baths, large
sitting, library, 4-car parking.
Inspection anytime. $16M.
Ederson's. 226-5496..
KINGSTON, near seawall -
vacant 3-storey 6-bedroom/
office mansion. Ideal luxurious
hotel, executives' offices, 8-car
parking. If qualified, move in
tomorrow. $38M neg.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
ECCLES Residential AA -
vacant 2-storby. concrete .6-
bedroom mansion, grilled,
meshed, parking 8-car, alarm.
Land 50'/100'. $23M neg.
Ederson'.s. 226-5496.
2-storey 5-bedroom concrete &
wooden mansion, 'garage, area
at back for children swing,
garden. $15.5M. Ederson's.
vacant 2-storey 5- bedroom
concrete & wooden building,
land 607/117' to build another
house. $3.5M. Ederson's. 226-
ONE' new (2) two-storey
concrete building with
telephone and garage -
$14.9M neg. corner spot,
Kiskadee Drive, South
Ru.imveldt Gardens. Call
. IINGSTON, Queenstown,
Lamraha Gardens, Eccles,
Subryanville, Oleander
Gardens, Atlantic Gardens,
Kitty,.Cummings Lodge. TEL.
KITTY .- $3.6M: $7M &
$14M; Vlissengen Road (corner
) $16M; Quamina St. (corner)
- $9.5M; Nandy Park $7M;
EccleS'- $6M; Queenstown -
$5M;.Oronocque St. $7M. Call
BROAD ST., C/town, $7M;
FriendShip Public Rd. $8.5M;
Annanhdale South $3.2M;
LAND: Nismes, WBD $1.4M.
EST., 223-6346/263-7110.




ONE (1) newly renovated
3-bedroom house telephone
facility, overhead tank, car park
for (2) vehicles Drysdale
Street, Charlestown. Tel: 225-
98.16, Monday Saturday.
(08:00 17:30 hs)
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Ruimveldt
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on 624-
1370. No reasonable offer
refused. Vacant possession.
1 EXECUTIVE 5-bed-
room master room, three toi-
lets, three baths, fully filtered,
insect-proof, generator, air-con-
ditioned, large yard space with
beautiful gardens, etc. Bel Air
Park. # 225-9816.
URGENTLY needed -
Commercial, residential
buildings for sale or rent. Kitty,
South Ruimveldt,
Campbellville, Subryanville,
Prashad Nagar, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gardens, Atlantic
Gardens. Also land.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
vacant possession newly built
2-storey concrete building.
Top flat- 4 bedrooms, bottom
- 2 2-bedroom apt. each, 8-
ft driveway. $10M neg.
Ederson's. 226-5496.
TWO-FLAT concrete and
wooden building, North
Ruimveldt. Excellent
condition. $12M neg. Five-
bedroom concrete and
wooden building. Excellent
condition. Section 'K' C/ville
- $18M neg. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
HOUSE on Eccles Public
Road $8M; brand new 2-
flat concrete house, in
excellent condition, D'Urban
St.: 3-bedroom house in
South R/veldt Gardens -
$8.5M; one-flat 3-bedroom
concrete house, East R/veldt.
Success Realty. 223-6524/
ONE five-bedroom house
on double lot, Atlantic
Gardens, E C Dem. $25M
neg.; wooden cottage, Werk-
en-Rust $4M; One executive
four-bedroom house with
modern amenities in
landscaped compound, EBD
- $50M. Wills Realty 227-
2-STOREY, 4-bedroom
concrete and wooden house on
land 50' x 150 ft. fenced,
parking for 2 vehicles,
telephone, etc. Immediate
vacant possession. $4.8M. Best
Village, WCD, (5 minutes from
Vreed-En-Hoop). Call Max on
, KITTY $7M; C/ville -
$13M neg.; Bel Air Park $18M
& $25M; Prashad Nagar- $16M
neg., Queenstown $13.5M;
Lamaha Gardens $22M;
Eccies 'AA' $20M; Meadow
rogok $8.5M; Rege~,t 8-. -
$45M; Sheriff St. $45M.
Contact Carmen Greene's
Realty. Telephone 226-1192/
2-storey fully concreted house -
5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view to P,iic'
Road. L t 5 Nndy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to call. Day
-.226-7806; evening 225-8410.
million (2) $50 million /"'
million (4) $25 ," :, $40
million; O'I"- ,illOn O (5) $20
mil-' ,c-ENSTOWN $40
- $35 million; SECTION 'K',
OGLE $35 million; ECCLES
$13 million; NEW
PROVIDENCE $45 million.
TELEPHONE 218-4956, 227-
HOUSE & LAND (150' X
300') NON PARIEL, ECD, Public
Road (comer) last plot (R) from
GT before Coldigen turn.
(car/machinery bond/ware
house, stock piling of sand/stone
gas station/super market, private
school, small industry/
manufacturing, drive-thru
restatifant. 'TEL' 623-5825/335-

HOUSE for sale @ 204
D'Andrade St., Kitty: Contact
ONE three-bedroom two-
storey house, business place
situated at Vryneid's Lust North.
Large yard space. Contact 220-
- 227-4040/628-0796/611-
3866. South Road, large
building $40 million;
Vlissengen Road, large
property $40 million; Queen
St., Kitty $18 million; Eccles
Public Road $30 million;
East St. property $10 million;
Ogle property $30 million;
Sec (K) C/ville $13 million -
$35 million; P. Nagar -
properties $14 million $25
million; Station St., Kitty -
$14 million $22 million;
Albouystown, large property -
$12 million; Republic Park,
large property $40 million;
Queenstown $14 million -
$25 million; South Road -
$20 million $40 million; Kitty
- $7.2 million $20 million;
Eccles $13 million $20
million; Kingston $26
million; Ruimzeight $13
million; Sheriff St., property -
$80 million; D'Urban St. $19
million; Lamaha Gdns. $21
million; GuySuCo Park $32
million; Bel Air Gdns. $120
million; Croal St. $25 million
neg. Camp St. $7.5 million;
Republic Park $11 million -
$15 million.
PROPERTY at Camp &
Middle Sts., Georgetown,
$60M neg., five-bedroom
concrete house, water, master
room, developed premises,
Prashad Nagar $22M neg.;
three-storey concrete and
wooden building Kingston -
$25M; three-bedroom
concrete building, Nismes -
$8M; five-bedroom concrete
and wooden building, Lamaha
Gardens $20M; six-bedroom
executive property, Lamaha
Gardens- $73M; five-bedroom
concrete and wooden
building, Bourda $22M; two
buildings on land 50 x 100
ft, Mc Doom, EBD $16M;
three- bedroom concrete
house on one acre of land -
$16M; one building suitable
for hotel large business, etc.,
C/ville $70M; two-bedroom
concrete one-level house,
West R/veldt $2.5M; two-
bedroom one-level concrete
house, South Sophia $4.5M;
two-bedroom concrete and
wooden property, North East
La Penitence $6.5M; two-
bedroom wooden house, St
Stephen's Street, Charlestown.
$2.8M. As is. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
TODAY", Non Pariel $5M/
SgMi$8M/$10M; Imax
Gardens .M$6M/$8M;
Mon Repos $6M; Roraima
Trust-- $6M/20M/$12.5M; La
Grange $6.W5M,; Courbane
Park $9M; Kissoon Park;
Alberttown/Covent Gardens -
$12M; Stewartville $13M;
Queenstown $17M/$12M;
Eccles 'AA' $17M/$22M; 'BB'
- $6M/$20M; 'r ...
D,-C;F t. $21 M; Bel Air Park
- $22M/$25M; Happy AcrPa-
$26M; Sectio "?i
Campbellville K
Paprika lll $30M1; Lens -
Garka 160M; UG Caricom
gardenss $32M; Courida Park
- $42M; Atlantic Gardens -
$35M/$20M/$18M; Camp St.
- $55M; Garnett St. $35M/
$12 M/$10 M /$9M/$8M;
Carmichael St. $28M; -Good
Hope $6.8M.

AND CD. CALL 231-4208.
SALE. CONTACT 611-0881.
BRAND new Generac
enerator 7750 watts.
telephone 220-6770.
"SEINE. CONTACT 220-7360/223-

DIESEL water pumps 2
and 3 inch, brand new from
UK. Call 261-5403 for details.
HYUNDAI Elantra sold as
parts. Also brand new Hyundai
parts. Telephone 269-0258.
1 1400 Watts Honda
generator. Excellent condition.
.Telephone 621-7200/263-
SPOTS. 618-2240.
ONE white Honda motor
car, PDD series, Model 1991.
Contact Stanley. Telephone
ONE 4-cylinder Bedford
portable welding plan, D.C. Key
start. Tel. # 265-4217. Call
EARTH for sale. Delivery to
spot. Excavating, grading and
leveling of land. Contact 621-
2160, 229-2520.
NEW Honda generators
from UK manual and key.
start, 2500 watts to 6000 watts.
Contact 233-5500. -
LARGE quantity truck tyre
liners, size 20, Good Year
Brand. $1 000 each. Call 621-
ONE D4 Bulldozer located
at Timehri needs fuel pump
and starter. Call 225-8919 or
ONE 50 cc Honda Chaly
motorcycle. Price $55 000
negotiable. Tel. 220-4900.
ONE Freezer, one fridge,
one queen size bed, and one
Video Camera Samsung Digital.
Telephone 227-6093.
ONE brand new computer
with CD Burner, CD Walkmans,
car stereo and DVD Player.
Contact-225-4112, 626-9264.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas. Also
shock treatment for swimming
pools. Phone 227-4857 (08:00 h
16:00 h), Mon. to Fri.
1 30 ft. flat bed trailer D4D
Bulldozer dumper with hydraulic
dump. All in excellent working
condition. Call, 623-3404, 222-
1 HONDA CG Titan
motorcycle; 1 Toshiba Lap top
computer. All at reasonable
prices. Call 233-2772/618-7258.
WASHING machine, sewing
machine, wood lathe, TV.; 1
Nissan Vanette, A-15 engine.
Telephone 277-3667.
LABRADOR and Ridgeback
mixed pup (1 male). Telephone
226-7846 or 223-5034 daily from
7 am to 7 pm.
HILUX 5-piece roll bar,
brand new, nickel $100 000
neg. 233-2968/613-6674/661 -
8 wks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. 223-4472/623-
1 000 GLN. steel tank.
Interested persons can contact
tel. no. 229-6551 or 624-2125.
Price negotiable*.
PARTS for washer'-
thermostats "ryers,
pum' 6, Knobs, belts,
u .,-o, motors, splines,.etc.
technicians available. Call
DAEWOO Fridge to sell -
$85 000. Readily neg. Owner
leaving 30"' of this month
Tmecha/Sasha. Tel. 629-7168/
BOOKS. Books of knowledge
Vol. 1 20, old lit. and religious
and other texts. Novels $100
each. Lloyd Tel. 233-2704.
ONE new complete Dell
desk top PC (black). Must
sell. Call Sheldon on 617-
HIGHEST quality new
compatible replacement
cartridges for Canon printers at
lowest prices. Call 613-6379 or
226-6847 anytime.
ONE G.E. 4-burner gas stove.
In good condition. One 23 cu.
ft. Frigidaire two-door fridge with
ice maker and water filtration
system. Call 225-5591.
machine. 1 professional
steaming hair dryer, 1 h.a r,-.,.-.
s"ink. Phone 225-7648- 11. -.
Sat. 9 am 5 pm.

- 18-speed $8998, 20" 18-
speed $6985, 16" 18-speed -
$5998', 12" BMX $3398.
Anands/Avinash Branch Stores.
TRIC air compressor in excellent
condition Tel: 222-4507/623-
ONE 150 HP & one 250 HP
Yamaha Outboard engines. Price
$700,000 & $1,200,000. Also parts
for 150 HP & 250 HP Call 629-
6651 anytime.
3306 D1 Caterpillar engine, like
new condition; 8V-92 Detroit diesel
marine engine; Honda 2500 PSI
pressure washer. Call 218-1469 or
ONE Bedford 7-ton deferential
complete with brakes system $195
000. 1 front axle 7-ton complete
with brakes system. Contact 227-.
1923, Cell 616-5679.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A. Also Nitrous Oxide,
Argon gas & Helium for balloons.
Phone 227-4857 (08:00 h 16:00
h), Mon. to Fri.
PEAKE Window Air
conditioners, like new, 2 24 000
- $60 000 each; 1 18 000 $50
000 each. For more information,
call 225-8915 or 226-4514.
COLEMAN generator (Briggs
and Stratton engine) 6250 Watts,
110/220V, have casing with wheels.
Price $260 000. Telephone 227-
5800 or 660-8105.
1 HONDA pressure washer,
brand new; 2 drills; 1 saw; 1 Jialing
motorcycle, next to new; 1 amplifier,
1 truck pump; 1 battery charger; 1 bi-
cycle. Tel. 265-5876.
TOES available in large quantities
at very good prices. Place your or-
ders early for prompt delivery. Con-
tact: 621-0371/226-3563.
4 SENSOR Security lights $5
000 each; 8 Outdoor Security lights
$1 000 each; new Kenmore gas
stove $100 000. Call 227-3339/
Nintendo, Super and
PLAYSTATION Systems, Games
and Accessories, Micro Chips,
Compaq Lap Top. 223-0713.
COMPAQ Note Book,
Pentium 111l, 1.2HZ, 512KB,
256MB, DVD Combo, Internet,
Sharp 27" Televisions,
PlayStation Games. Telephone
2 PEDESTAL Drilling
machines, 1 Radial drilling
machine, 1 Van Norman
crankshaft grinder, 3 lathes, 2
shaft grinders, 1 resurfacer, 2
engine cylinder boring bars, 1
fixed line borer. Call 233-2497
or 616-7495
CATERPILLAR engine parts
3306 pc, 1 complete engine
head,1 crankshaft,1 engine block
$600 000 ..ri. ntact
Reginald 624-6153/623-4868/
HIGH performance computer
Kit 2.2GH, 5 PCI, 3 fire wire, 6
USB 2.0, 256 DDR mem @
2700, Stall in La Penitence
Market. Nintendo 64 Gaming
System with MK Triiogqy MK4
Battle tanks, 2 controls. Tel. 231-
,,IUUSTRIAL Transformer
Welder. New (Never Used). Can weld
mild & Stainless steel; Cast Iron and
Aluminium. Use at Full Power Amps
35-260, 3-Phase 400 volts,
Electrode Diameter 1.6-5mm. Call
Godfrey 621-4568.
OXYGEN and Acetylene gases.
Fast and efficient service. 10 11
Mc Doom Public Road, EBD. Phone
223-6533 (08:00 h 16:00 h), Mon.
to Fri., (Sat. 08:00 h to 12:00 h)
SKY Universal for the best of-
fer in Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay Per
View channels and also Direct TV.
Contact: Gray on Tel. 227-6397/
227-1151 (0), 616-95
2 1 200 TURN TABLES; 1
Cordless Mic; recorders;
crossover; pre-amp; mixer, 1 rack
light. Contact 223-7919/227-
LENGTH 38' BY 5 %', DEPTH 3' 6".
CAUSTIC SODA: 55-lb $3
600, Alum: 55-lb $4 000, Soda
Ash: 100-lb $8 000. Sulphuric Acid:
-4 e .45 000, Granular Chlorine,
'*t,.,,',,- ga Phbf'i227-4857
(08:00 h 16:00 h), Mon. to Fri.

1 3-DISC plough (MF made);
1 trailer (18 ft. long with heavy duty
axle): high quality seed paddy
(certified one); 1 Nissan Datsun
160B motor car: 1 Nissan Sunny
Pick Up: 1 Nissan Blue Bird motor
car. Items can be inspected at 170
West Main St., Windsor Forest, WCD.
Phone 269-0253 or 621-9471..
PLAYSTATION 1 & 2, X-box,
Game Cube, Nintendo 64, Sega
Genesis and Dreamcast video
game/DVD systems, CDs
cartridges, accessories, DVDxnovie
sales and rental. Gamestation
Video Game and DVD Shop",
Pouderoyen Main Road, WBD.
Mon. Sat. 10:00 h 21:00 h.
Call 628-9970/611-9001.
TELEPHONE 226-4333.
A quantity of galvanised
frames for dry wall $30 000; 2
18 000 BTU Split AC Units, 240V,
complete with remote $75 000
each; 1 5 000 BTU Window Unit,
110V $25 000; 3 12 000 BTU
Window Units, 240V $25 000; 1
18 000 BTU Window Unit, 240V
- $25 000; 1 Security System with
monitor and camera, 110V $40
000; 1 new 25 pieces 1-inch
Drive Draper Silver Drive Socket
Set, AF/Metric $12 000. Owner
leaving. 621-4928/611-8766.
JUST arrived from the U.K.
are Perkins Industrial Turbo
Engine with power take-off over
200 Hp; 4236 and 6354 Turbo
and non Turbo engines starters,
radiators, cylinder heads,
crankshafts, etc. Heavy duty
woodworking machine; planers,
band saw resaws, rip-saws,
suitable for chain saw lumbering;
wood lathes, shapers, mortisers,
and Esterer gang saw 28" gate.
Metal lathes, shapers, milling
machines, drilling machines, air
compressors, hack saws,
generators and welding plants.
Also in stock is (1) one 30-ton low
loader trailer, gear boxes, springs
and differential for Leyland,
Bedford, and model M 4x4. Tyres
- 1500, 1400 x 20, etc.
Bulldozers, rollers, idlers,
sprockets, segments, track chains,
etc. for 215, 320, 312 excavator
and D4, D5 & D6D bulldozers.
Contact 220-2034, 220-1787
ONE 36-inch RCA television,
remote, 110 240V along with
large TV stand on wheels $170
000 neg.; one large AKITA fridge
- double door, 2FDW x 6 ft.-H -
110V, 7 months old $85 000; 1
Presto warmer or roti pan cooker,
110V $15 000; one large Gold
Star microwave, turntable, 110V
- $22 000; one medium Sharp
microwave, turntable, 110V -
$15 f:nn one large wall
divider with compartment for
TV, Stereo, music set and
computer, etc., USA-made, in
two parts $50 000; one new
tent, enclosed to
accommodate 4 pers,"- -
night, nn- -I.sover
S- _....niig or camping,
,oA,- made $25 000; one
Land Ranger cycle, 24 rims,
excellent features $10 000;
one plastic round table, 4-
plastic chairs, one large umbrella
and stabler, all $15 000; one
TOSHIBA Combination tape
recorder, radio and CD Player,
110 240V $15 000: ten
Meridian phones M7310 and
M7324 from 5 to 10 lines $15
000 and $20 000 each; 2 Canon
Photocopy machines, large, NP
7210-$155 000, NP7130-$105
000; Printers Hewlett Packard
Desk Jet 810C $20 000, 1600C
- $15 000, 612C $10 000,
Canon BJC 2000 $20 000; 12-
piece wall divider 4 x 6 for office
- $50 000; 1 Canadian heavy-
duty large shredder, fully
automatic, 110V $20 000; 2
secretarial and typist adjustable
chairs on wheels $5 000 each;
4 4-drawer filing cabinet $15
000 each and 2 2-drawer $10
000 each; two computers
complete with monitors, CPU,
printers, key board. APC, smart
ups, mouse, voltage regulator
with conditioner, star billing
machine, scanner and stand, all
cables, power pack and one
computer desk, all for $205 000;
2 new white ceiling fans, 110V
along with lighting shades $6
000 each. 5 cupboards ,USA, at
.-$15 Q000.eacli;.3 wash room
sinks $6 000 each. 621-4928/
611-8766. Owner migrating.

JOHN DERE loader!
backhoe; Massey Ferguson
tractors -- Models 175 & 285.
Diesel forklift: 1 Bobcat; Listef
generator 1SKVA. 600/34, "
volts; alternator, 125 KVA
Lincoln Electric Mig Welde
110v. Call 264-2596. [
HAND carved antique
furniture from India dining
set, centre table, book case.
room divider, jewel boxes
Telephone # 225-5926 8 am
4 pm, Cell # 622-8713. Lay
away plan also available.
Items can be viewed at Bel Air
(NEW) GE, Quasar,
Emerson window AC Units 5
000 to 12 000 BTU; Jwin &
Phillips 1 and 5-disc DVD
Players; GE.& V-Tech cordless
phones, answering machines;
Aiwa. cassette Players; Conair
22CH Walkie/Talkie; Crayola
children Karaoke Player; Still
cameras; clock radios; mini
digital; pocket radios and lots
of other items. Call 265-3050,
9 am to 5 pm.
den of Eden and Craig Plan-
ning for a bigger yield? We
have pens that can accom-
modate 15 000 birds and lots
and lots of running water we
are situated near to a creek,
1 Machine Shop Industrial
Site with an extra lot. Call
30 5-GALLON pails carpet
adhesive paste for sale at $10
000 per pail; 1 15KVA
. Kubota water cooled diesel
generator custom-built with
security casing, sound proof,
no noise or vibration, casing
wall insulated, hardly used,
crank or battery start. Mint
condition. Must see. Very
economical, easy to operate,.
press button start, 12V 110-
240V $800 000 neg.; 1
heavy-duty -welding
transformer 240 320 -
440V, no cables, on wheels -
$50 000; 1 Ark welding 225A
transformer 240V, with cables
and helmet complete $50 000;
1, Ark welding 125K transformer -
240V with cables and helmet
complete $40 000; 2 Yale
English chain hoists 1-ton $25
000 and -ton $20 000; 1 12-
speed drill press adjustable table,
110-240V $45 000; 1 band saw
-110 240V, 2 HP 50/60 HZ -
$50 000; 1 6-inch belt sander,
Delta 110 240V $25 000; 1
Edger sander to sand any surface
wood 110 240V $45 000; 1
skill Mitre adjustable angle saw
on stand 110V $40 000; 1
circle rip saw (Dayton) 110 -
240 on metal stand and metal
table, adjustable $55 OQO; 2
STIHL FS 160 brush cutters,
hardrlv used, both $110 000;
1 large Sears Water pump, 1-
inch bore 110 240V '9
000; 1 large Sears water pump,
1-inch bore with pressure tank I
- and automatic switch, work<
automatically I' - tu
I ol,,,n tap turn
., off- "110-240V $40
000;1 Dayton indoor and
outdoor dry vacuum, industrial
and commercial use on
wheels with large dust collector
bag, USA made, 110V $35
000; 2 security, panels for hook
up alarm .systems for building.
store, or factory, both $3-0
000; 3 bench metal lathes,
Exoa'Isia type with lot of spares,
24'V, all for $300 000; 1
large machine to do tool
sharpening and grinding
adjustable, 240V $150 000;
2 crankshaft grinders, 240V -
$150 000 both; 5 large
oxygen cylinders full with
oxygen, privately owned, no
rental $105 000; 1 Honda EB
1400, AC DC Honda generator,
oil shut off alert, shut off brakes -
$105 000; 50 brand new Good
Year wheel liners for truck, size
20 $1 000 each. 611-8766 or
621-4928. Owner leaving.

TOYOTA Extra Cab 4 x 4
Pick Up- PHH series- $2.1M;
Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 1995
to year 2000 Model $2.7M to
$3.3M: Toyota Single Cab (Solid
deff) 4 x 4 Pick Up $1.2M;
Toyota RAV 4 $3.1M; Jeep
Cherokee Year 2000 Model -
$8.9M; Jeep Cherokee,
automatic $800 000: Toyota T-
100 with 20" chrome mags -
$3.5M. Credit can be
arranged: K arid N Auto Sale's'
6- "


IV RUCK. TEL: 455-2303
BMW Convertible -
le .her interior, flare kit. $2M.
Tr 662-5036.
1 NISSAN Caravan E
24. excellent condition. Tel.
# 220-4782
ONE Bedford TL 7-ton
lorry (not dump). Tel: 227-
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
MX Touring. Fully loaded.
Call 226-0041, 621-5407.
Flooded. 1 Pathfinder, 2
Pick-Ups, 2 Dodge Rams. Priced
to sell at Len's.
ONE Toyota RAV-4, fully
powered. Excellent. PJJ
series. Telephone 642-8109.
1 TOYOTA Carina AT
192. In good condition. Mag
rims. Telephone 231-7475.
2 RZ minibuses Long
Base, 2 AT 150. All in
excellent condition. Phone
1 NISSAN Cefiro. In good
condition. G$900 000 neg.
Call 627-0158 or 442-3901.
ONE Camry SV 40. PJJ
series. $2 700 000 neg.
Telephone 617-1300 or 621-
1 LONG base Toyota RZ
mini bus, fully loaded. Call
ONE Toyota Tundra and
Nissan Pathfinder fully
loaded. Telephone 619-0063/
4-WD RANGE Rover Land
Rover with alloy rims & Sony
CD player. Priced to go. # 621-
1 HONDA car for sale -
automatic transmission.
Excellent condition. Contact
611-9979, 227-5965
ONE Nissan FB 12 Sunny
car (manual). Excellent
condition with mags. $700 000
neg. Call 616-6973.
3 RZ minibuses in excellent
condition, fully powered, etc. No
reasonable offer refused.
Telephone 269-0258.
1 AA 60 Carina mag rims,
spider, music, working condition.
Suitable for hire. Telephone
1 AT 192 CARINA- automatic,
fully loaded, air conditioned, 'CD
Player, etc. Telephone 233-2336
or 623-9972.
1 KE 74 COROLLA Wagon.
Work excellent. 5-forward. No good
offer refused. 233-2336 or 623-
ONE Nissan diesel light
truck or canter in good working
condition. Telephone 228-2480/
tons), enclosed. Contact Tel. # 263-
5404 alter 16:00 hrs, 618-9602, any-
,",-TA 4-door Pick Up -
1 TU ,,. ,odel.
diesel engine, 2000 up "..e
Price neg. Contact 225-6759
during working hours.
good condition mag rims, stick
gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-6837 af-
ter hours # 220-4316.
ON' A A 60 Carina, in excel-
lent working colrdtion, needs
body work, tape deck, AC GtC. Tel.
1 SV 30 Toyota Vista Camry
- PJJ series, 2 000cc, fully
powered, mag rims, etc. Tel.
621-6464/223-2889. Terms
AE 100 Sprinter-white, CD,
automatic. Excellent condition. i
$975 000 neg. Credit available.
A & R Real Estate & Auto Sale.
1 TROCK/van Driver with 2 yrs.
experience, preferably from Eastl
Coast. Apply in person to Len's, 136
Sheriff and Fourth Sts., C/ville.
1 AT 170 CORONA -
automatic, CD Player white in
colour, fully loaded. Credit
available. Telephone 233-2336&
or 623-9972.
1 ET 196 CALDINA Wagon;
1 AE 100 Marino car, 1 EP 71
Starlet. Must go. Owner leaving
country. Call 625-1676.
TOYOTA Ceres like, new
with mag, CD, flair, high spoiler,
big .exhaust, leather seat
covering, fog lights, fully
powered. 264-2732.

ONE (1) Toyota Carina car
in working condition. Contact by
phone Telephone No. 225-
4160 after 4 pm and onwards
CARINA-AT 170 $575 000;
$850 000; Sprinter & Corolla AE
91 $600 000 & $700 000;
Sprinter AE 100 $1.1M &
$1.2M; Carina AT 192 $1.2M;
new Carina AT 192 & 212 $1M
down payment. Call 231-6236.
AT 170 $650 000; AT 192 -
$1.4M; AE 100 $1.3M: Toyota
wagon $500 000; AE 81 $400
000; IRZ $840 000; SV 32
Camry $1.3M; Caldina wagon
$2.8M. Prestige Auto Sales.
AE 100 SPRINTER & Corolla
$1.3M neg., $1.2M neg.; AT
170 Carina $800 000; AE 91
Sprinter/Corolla $700 000 &
$675 000; AE 81 Corolla $400
000. Tel. 226-0176/623-5926.
1 HILUX Single cab Pick-
up, 4-wheel drive, in excellent
condition $725 000 neg.; 1 AA
60 automatic Toyota Carina, very
good condition $425 000 neg.
Tel. 260-2355, 222-3459, 621-
5606, 628-7737.
ONE AE 91 Sprinter -
automatic, fully powered, mags,
tape deck, etc. Never in hire.
Excellent condition. Tel. 270-
4465, 623-8700.
automatic, fully powered, crystal
lights front and rear, AC, music.
Excellent condition. 622-0112/226-
1 DUMP truck, 1 water ten-
der and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working condition.
For more information Contact:
TOYOTADyna truck, 14B.
AC, 17 feet tray, like just off the
wharf. Immaculate condition.
Must be seen. 98 Sheriff Street,
C/ville. 223-9687.
series. Must be sold. Automatic,
roof rack, etc. Only $1.1 million.
Contact Mr. Khan, 28 'BB' Eccles,
FORD F 150 in good
condition, mag rims, AC, crash
bars, roller bars, foot bars, back
bar, music, sun visor, bed liner,
etc. Telephone 660-1797.
TOYOTA Land Cruiser
(Burgundy) 1998 Model in
good condition, AC, alarm,
automatic, Sun roof, etc., fully
loaded. Telephone 621-9236.
1 TOYOTA Lite Ace (9-seater)
minibus. Automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
minibuses. 50% down
payment. BJJ and BHH
series. Please call Aniesa at
626-3374 or 277-0660.
ONE Pqthfi r,,dr, fuiy
loaded. Must see. Asking -
$1.3M. One Toyota MR 2 with
wide body kit, Red, looks like
Ferrari. Asking $1.2M. Call 225-
^T 192 CARINA (8 months
S I $i1.5M; Toyota
old PJJ series; --1 Tntat
Caldina wagon $1.3M; u..
Corolla wagon $900 000;
Laurel $690 000; Honda
Prelude (2-door), automatic,
mint condition $850 000. Tel.
K and N Auto Sales. 227-4040/
3 AT 192 Carinas. [ All fully
poweFe.d, AC, Mags, Music, Auto.
$1 325 000 $1.5M. All prices
neg. A & R Real Esiate & Auto
Sale. Tel. 231-7719./
1 TOYOTA RZ (,15-seater)
Short Base minibus. Manual,
mags, music.. i Immaculate
condition. Price' $1.1M.
Contact Rocky #225-1'400 or
1 TOYOTA (4 X 4)' Single
Cab Pick Up (20R) gear, mag
rims. Excellent condition. Hardly
used. Price $900 000. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-
5902. I
1 AT 212 TOYOTA Carina -
(PHH series), automatic, fully
powered, AC, crystal light.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$1.7M (crash) neg. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (15-seater)
Long Base minibus manual,
mag rims, music, crystal light.
(Carburettor). Immaculate
condition. (BHH series). Price -
-$1 3M. -Cbntact-Robkj.- -.#225-
1400 or 621-5902.

1 TOYOTA Tacoma (2003
model) GJJ series, (new),
manual, AC, mag rims, CD Player,
116 valve EFI. Immaculate
condition. Low mileage. Price -
$3.4M (neg.). Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina
(Private) 5-speed gear, fully
powered, AC, mag rims,
spoiler. Excellent condition.
Price $800 000. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-
1 B12 NISSAN Sunny -
(PGG series). Hardly used.
Automatic, fully powered, AC,
tape and radio. Price $575
000. Contact Rocky #225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
enclosed, (late PGG series),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, crash bar. Immaculate
condition. Price $2.4M. (Hardly
used). Contact Rocky #225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 (came in
brand new not reconditioned) -
5-speed gear, fully powered, AC,
chrome mag rims, roof rack, crash
bar. Immaculate condition. (Low
mileage). Price $3.2M. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-
1 SV 40 -TOYOTA Camry -
(PHH series) automatic, fully
powered, AC, chrome mag.
rims, CD and DVD Player, TV,
air purifier. Price $2.1M.
Contact Rocky #225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina (back
wheel drive) automatic, mag
rims. Never in hire. Hardly used.
Price $525 000. Contact Rocky
- #225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Vigor (executive
type motor car) automatic, fully
powered, A/C, spoiler, alarm.
Rigri hand drive). Price $1.3M
,-.ag rims). .Contact Rocky -
*225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA (EP 82) Starlet
(GT Advance) manual/
automatic, fully powered, mag
rims. Immaculate condition. PHH
series. Price $1.1M (neg.)
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6 -
4 x 4) PHH series, automatic,
crash bar, 2-door (5 seats).
Excellent. Price $1.9M.
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 RX7 (First Generation) 2-
door Sports car gear, mag rims,
AC, new 3Y engine, spares
included. Price $850 000. (Like
new). Mint condition. Must see.
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 AE 81 TOYOTA Sprinter
(Private) automatic, mag rims.
Excellent condition. Price $525
000. Contact Rocky #225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Mark II (GX81).
Mviini condition. Automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims. $1.3M.
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million. Please
cont-aci 623-7031.
TOYOTA AE 92 Trueno
(Spor car). Immaculate
(Sports -. --is, AC, P/
condition. Music, ns, AC, P/
W, P/S, etc. No reasonable 01,",
refused. Telephone 622-4658 -
ONE Hilux Surf black,
music, crystal lights. Excellent
condition. $2.2M neg. GSXR
S100 cc motorcycle. Price neg.
A & R Real Estate & Auto Sale.
million neg., 17" nickel wheels.
Telephone 233-2336 or 623-
99J72 or 617-8944. Contact MR.
Klan, 28 'BB' Eccles, New H/S,
1110; Starlet Glanza Turbo EP 91;
Carina AT 192; Lancer CK 2A;
Mitsubishi Galant EA 1A; Toyota
Cynos Convertible; Cynos Sports
Coupe EL 52. WAGONS: Corolla
AE 100 G-Touring, Mitsubishi
RVR N 23 W, fully loaded. PICK-
100. TRUCKS: Mitsubishi Canter
- 2 tons Freezer; Canter 2 tons
open tray. DEO MARAJ AUTO

1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual
$4.1 million. Please contact
TOYOTA RZ Long base, BHH
series $1.1M neg.; Toyota Hi-Ace
bus $600 000; Toyota Town Ace
- $600 000. K and N Auto Sales -
ONE AE 81 Corolla -
white, music, never in hire.
Excellent condition. $380
000 neg. A & R Real Estate
& Auto Sale. 231-7719. Free
Buffet dinner for 2 with any
purchase from us.
SALE 231-7719, 223-8663. AE
91,AE 81, AT 170, AT 192, RZ, AE
100, Wagon, Mark 2. Vehicles as
low as $375 000.
ONE (1) TOYOTA Hiace
Super GL 14-seater mini bus
diesel engine, four (4)-wheel
drive dual air conditioditioned. CD
deck, BJJ 1995. Call 225-5274/
AS IS Nissan 4 x 4 Land
Rover Long Base Series 3
GMC. Tow Truck, never used.
1100 x 20 American truck tyres.
Call Richard 624-0774, 233-
NISSAN Canter 2-ton truck -
$600 000. Toyota Bus. Can be
used as private. (9) seats. In top
condition. AT 150 Toyota Carina
car $250 000. Contact Bobby -
336-6625. Cell 661-2804.
3 AE 100 Corollas. All
automatic, fully powered, AC,
music, etc. 1 AE 100 Sprinter -
automatic. Excellent condition.
$975 000 neg. Some credit
available. A & R Real Estate &
Auto Sale. 231-7719.
SV 50 Toyota Vista.
Immaculate. Fully powered, with
factory installed TV. Luxury
executive automobile. Asking
$4.2M o.n.o. Contact Hacks
Halaal, 226-1844 or 227-4473, 8
am_- 4 pm. Serious enquiries only.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (2000 model) GJJ series,
chrome rims, automatic, AC, CD
Player, music set, crystal light,
step board. Immaculate
condition. Bed liner. Price
$2.9M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
2 AT 212 Toyota Carinas.
Price 1.7 million dollar each:
1 AT 192 Toyota Carina. Price
1.5 million dollars: 1 Honda
Prelude (2-door). Price 1.1
million dollars. All in excellent
condition with AC, CD Player &
mag rims. Price negotiable.
Tel. 226-6458 or 624-5196.
SALE on fully factory
reconditioned vehicles AT 192,
AT 212, RAV 4, TV, NV, CD, C-
Player Visors; T-100, 4WD Pick
Up, EFI cat eye, RZ mini buses.
Low credit, terms and trade-in
facilities available at Paul
Camacho Auto Sales, 111 Croal
Street, Stabroek, bet. Albert &
Oronoque Sts. Tel..225-0773/621-
NEW (unregistered) Carinas
AT 192 & 212 $1M down
payment. s9n nnn ,:i7ly.
Used Carinas AT 192 & 212 -
$450 000 down payment &
used Carina AT 170 $350 000
down payment. Also Sprinter AE
100 $1.2M. Starlet EP 82
(Sunroof) $1.1M. Carina AT
T- "r00 000. Call 231-6236.
170 '
ARE you interest in buying
or selling your vehicle? ir ,,
contact Rocky or Anita at
Anita's Auto Sales at 43 Croal
& Alexander Streets. Telephone
No. 227-8550, 628-2833, 660.-
7448. Toyota Carina/Corona
- AT 212, AT 192, AT 170, AA
60; Toyota Sprinter/Corolla -
AE 110, AE 100, AE 91, AE 81;
Toyota Hi Lux 4x4 Single and
Double Cab, Toyota 3Y, RZ, E24
Caravan; Nissan FB 14, F13, FB
12, Honda Integra/CRV; Toyota
Camry GX 81, GX 71, GX 100; Toyota
RAV 4.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf (PHH
series) $2.2M; Suzuki Grand
Vitara automatic $2.9M;
Honda CRV $3.2M; Suzuki
Vitara, manual $1.4M;
Mitsubishi Pajero auto and
fully powered, leather interior,
(1997 model) $7.5M; Toyota
Land Cruiser 1993 Model -
(manual) $4.2M; Diesel Land
Cruiser $1.4M; Toyota Double
Cab 4x4 Pick up $1.7M; Toyota
(Diesel) Single Cab 1996 Model
- $1.8M; Toyota Land Cruiser
1996 Model PHH series, mint
condition $7.9M. K and N Auto
Sales. 227-4040/628-0796.

ONE SV 20 Toyota Camry
motor car. Good condition. Price
excellent. Contact Sheldon on
TOYOTA Corolla AE 110
Sports Coupe (2-door) fully
powered, A/T, mags, music
system, alarm, etc. Immaculate
condition. Owner migrating. Call
NUMBERS 618-3093 OR 223-
1 TOYOTA Corona Station
Wagon ET 176 5-door, power
steering, front wheel drive, 3E -
12 valve engine, AC, adjustable
seats, 5-seater, fold down back
seat, mag rims, disc brakes, PHH
series. Private use. Good for taxi
service of personal family use.
Excellent condition. $800 000
neg.; 1 Toyota Hilux Pick Up
long tray 2 x 4, power.steering,
AC, mag rims, Bed Liner, Disc
brakes, alarm system, CD and
Radio Player (JVC) 22RE EFI
engine, never open to do any
major work. Mint condition.
Hardly work, private use only.
$800 000. neg. Owner leaving.
621-4928 or 611-8766.
SV 40 Camry (mint) $2.5M;
SV 30 Camry (manual) $1.3M;
EP 82 Starlet (manual).- $1.1M;
EP 91 Glanza (Starlet) new
model PHH series, automatic -
$1.4M; Mercedes Benz, big
lights $1.4M; Honda Accord
(manual) $750 000; AE 110
Sprinter $1.4M: AT 212 Carina
- $1.9M neg.; AE 100 Sprinter -
$1 350 000; Honda Civic fiero -
$1.4M; Nissan Blue Bird SSS -
$650 000; Mazda Saloon -
fully powered (2 000cc) -
$1.4M; AT 170 Carina -
automatic $725 000; AT 192
Carina $1.5M; GX 90 Mark 2
- $1.9M; Toyota Corolla
(Automatic) $325 000; B12
Sunny $600 000; AE 100
Corolla -. $1 350 000; AE 100
Sprinter $1.4M neg. K and N
Auto Sales. 227-4040 or 628-

1 DOMESTIC. Contact 4
Station St., Kitty.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic, 40-
50 years. Telephone 642-
KEYHOMES # 223-4267
BAR girls, Waitress.
Apply to 189 Barr St., Kitty,
Night Bird.
18-23 Eccles Industrial Site,
E B Demerara.
CONTACT Z. KHAN 226-7948.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic/
Maid. Call Telephone 231-
HOUSE to rent between -
$15 000 to $20 G00.
Telephone. 525-1263/223-
know to cut 9nd style. Phone
225-7648, Mon. Sat. 9am -
FEMALE Helper between 18
and 30 yrs. to assist in small
of.ice/. u ry. Please call tel.
223-8237, 9 am 4 prnm.
1 MATURE. live-in
Dome,', to work in
Geoetown 7lephone 629-
4679. --
Maid between 20 and 30
yrs. Tel. 227-5665.
TO buy any kind of
Satellite Dishes or Receivers.
Telephone 623-4686/223-
WANTED urgently -
Waitresses to work at Vee
Bee's Bar, Sandy Babb St.,
Kitty. Attractive salary.
ONE live-in Babysitter.
between 30 and 45 years.
Please contact Safraz 615-
4332. Attractive salary.
ONE Domestic to do
light work. Must know how
to cook and wash. Call 227-
0026 or 225-3307.

ONE Arc and Acetylene
Welder. Must know grill work.
Contact: 21 Broad Street,
Charlestown. Tel: 225-2835.
TRUCK Driver and Porter
for lumber truck. Experience
a must. Excellent pay. Please
call 227-7856/625-2973.
ONE strictly live-in
Domestic. Ages over 30 years.
Call early. Georgetown. Phone
PORTERS, Night Cook,
Salesgirls and Cleaner. Apply at
Survival, 16 Duncan St. and
Vlissengen Road.
houses to rent from $25 000 to
US$2500 in/around
Georgetown. Prestige Realty
- 231-5304
SALESGIRL, kitchen
staff, live-in girl from country
area. Nazeema Deli 318 East
St., N/C/ Burg. 226-9654/618-
ONE experienced Driver.
between the ages of 35 and
45. Must have Police
Clearance and
recommendation. Call 225-
WANTED urgently -
Porters to work on Canter Truck.
Hutson's Wholesale Service.
Industry Front. Telephone 222-
3 PUMP attendants. Apply in
person with NIS Card, 3 recent
recommendations, Police
Clearance to Esso, Mc Doom,
SNAKE wood in logs or
squares cut lumber. Good price
offered. Call 226-3563.
COCONUT Pickers and
boys to pick up coconut on
the Wakenaam Island. Good
salary and live-in
accommodation provided.
Please call 624-6855, 623-
URGENTLY House lot
(Diamond Grove Scheme) with
or without transport. Person
willing to give up or exchange
house lot for good offer. Call
000 $35 000 monthly. Get 12
months advance rent (on
contract) & loan to do repairs.
Call 231-6236.
DRIVERS & contract cars to
work 24 hours. Must have hire car
Licence. Contact Pacesetters
Taxi Service. Telephone 223-
7909, 223-7910.
machine Operators. Apply in
person to Caribbean Clothing
Ltd., 27 Lama Ave., Bel Air Park
(next to the Chronicle).
WANTED one (1)
attractive Waitress to work in bar.
Contact Anil, Lot 1 B Shell
Road, Kitty. Tel. No. 627-4715/
PORTERS. Apply in person
with Police Clearanoe to BISH
Cummings Street, Alberttown.
ONE whole day general
Domestic. Residing preferably
around Georgetown. Good
salary. Telephone 226-7085/
and handyboys. Apply with
written application to Regent
~ejehold & Electronic at 143
Regent R, _ourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
have English & Maths. Previous
experience an asset. Call 227-
3571/225-5029, between 8 am
ana 4 Dm.
and.--m"-NCED Waiters.
EXPERi .. ,ith written
Apply in person w.. '-laal
application to Hack's r-,.
Restaurant. 5 Commerce St.,
Georgetown, 9 am 11 am.
Live-in staff to do semi
clerical work from out of town.
Application: Personal
Manager, Lot D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park, Georgetown. Call
# 225-9404 or 225-4492.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
hairstyles, etc. Also chairs to
rent. Please contact. Tel. 223- -
5252 or 628-3415.
5273 OR 223-5274 OR COMI


GENERAL Domestic Help
- 3 days per week. Between 18
and 30 years. Sharmile 225-
to work in the Interior. Must
have experience. Call 225-
2 WAITRESSES. 1 live-in
Maid. Contact Bibi Jameel's
Restaurant and Bar, "14
Vryheid's Lust Public Rd.
Telephone 220-5244, 612-
2076 ask for Shafraaz or Fezo.
TWO live-in Domestics
between the ages of 17 and
20 years from the country areas.
Also one live-in hoy to do
Handyman work around yard and
bond. # 621-4928.
ONE full-time Domestic,
reliable and honest. General
chores. One live-in Domestic.
(Country & interior people also
can apply). Contact Mrs.
Khan. RK's Security, 125
Regent Rd., Bourda.
Cashiers, Roti and Puri
Makers; Curry Cooks,
Cleaner, Assistant Cook.
Apply in person with written
application to Hack's
Halaal Restaurant. 5
Commerce Street,
WANTED urgently
female Office Assistant with
CXC English, Maths and
Accounts. Pump Attendants.
Apply in person at Steves'
Texaco on Vlissengen Road.
ONE live-in Maid to assist
in home. Must be from the
country area. Age between 25
and 35 years. Apply in person
to 305 East Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
ONE Mechanic to work in
interior. Must know to repair,
Perkins Bedford Excavator
engine and hydraulics and pick
up. Full knowledge of
excavator would be an asset.
All accommodation provided.
Call 223-1609 and 624-2653.

1 ASSISTANT to Produc-
tion Manager, 1 Machine Op-
erator to work night shift and 1
Machine Operator to work day.
Call 615-9752 between 1300
and 16:.00 hrs.
DOMESTIC to work 3 half
days and 3 whole days per
week. Bring or send application .
to True Value Store .FurnitL!;
Section), 120 King SI
Lacytown, Georgetoev,,
opp Esso._ _
WANTED urgently Securty\
Guards and Ice Plant Opeia-
tors. Must have (2) recent Ref-
erences, valid Police Clear-
ance, Identification and NIS
cards. Apply in person to: The
Manager, BM Enterprise Inc.,
GFL Wharf, Houston. East Bank
INDIAN family of 3 needs a
live-in Domestic in Trinidad, to
cook. wash, iron, and clean house.
Must be single, 23- 28 years.
Salary negotiable. Contact
telephone number 333-
5850 or Trinidad: 646-1855,
between 09:00 h and 17:00
h or Email:
DRIVERS, Truck Drivers
for heavy and light duty
trucks. Attractive
remuneration package
offered. Cleaner. Apply in
person with application, two
Recommendations and Police
Clearance to: The Personnel
Manager, National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17 19A
Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
WANTED urgently one
Bedford Model M Truck
Driver/Mechanic and one
heavy-duty Mechanic to work
in the Interior. Drivers must
have a valid Driver's
Licence. Attractive salary.
Living quarters provided with
meals. Contact Ramjit at
telephone # 225-4500, 225-
9920 or Johnny Phillips -

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e, wi' ccntacf:
Mr. G, Wynter on 333-354/33.?:- ~'
or Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538'232-0065

TViVCR Repairs.
Rosignol Market Stelling
Road. Telephone # 621-

FOR sale one-
bedroom or two or three-
bedroom low income
houses. Contact Fanta.
Cotton Tree Village, WCB.
Telephone 613-8044.

UP-PER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes located
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
I Telephone # 618-6634.

One Ransom 3-Disc
Plough. one pair MF 35-
cage wheel, one 35 MF back
blade, one steel rake Call
Tel: 333-3460 .
OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases. # 58
S'-, Corentyne.
Phone: 338-2221
(David Subnauth).
3-STOREYED building
located in New Amsterdam:
.pool tables, ice maker
machine, 1 complete gym,
1 Lister generator. Call:
1 LITTLE Giant dragline
with 371 engine: 1 48" x 36"
pitch propeller; (1) 3/z" dia. x
13 ft 6 ins. propeller shaft; 1
Perkins marine with
transmission; 1 Bedford
engine block with standard
crank shaft and head; all
sizes of 3-phase motors;
.cutting torch; one
complete gas welding
set; one 371 GM
engine. Tel: 333-

name footwear for all.
Stall # D 9 N/A Market.
Tel: 333-4685

USA Green Card Lottery.
Live & work in the USA
Family application $4 000.
Contact 227-3339.

CHURCH View Hotle
Main and i Streets, ,-,
Tel: 333-2 Gift Flower
and Souvenir Shop. Main &
Vryheid Streets # 333-3927

Store, panel doors, cupboard
doors, windows and
mouldings. Pitt Street &
Republic Road. N/A Tel.333-

CIRCUIT City Internet Cafe
and Computer School, Lot 2
D'Edward Village, W/C/B. All
Internet facilities.
photocopying, Scanning and
Fax Services. Tel. # 330-2762/
2830 or 625-7189.

newly built in the heart of New
Amsterdam. Price reduced
drastically. Call 333-2457,
(1) 2-SEDROOM house at
Whim, Corentyne price -
US$40 000. Phone: 220-6115.
Ideal for "usinessperson or
2-STOREY prime
residential property situated in
Canefield Canje Public Road.
Price $20 million, negotiable.
Contact Tel. 327-7164.

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In cherished loving memory of our
beloved husband, father.
S, -,,-i .: i and father-in-law
Turkeyen Railway Line, ECD who
died on April 9,1999.
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tie ,noti ..tl ah kiio' ti l"e.,

Forever missed by his loving wife
Carmen and two sons Asif and Asraf,
grand daughter, Rafeena. daughter-
in-law Shivana and other relatives.

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SKLubrey Bar.er Road r ,
a.ho passed a. o- n .-N '

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But te it illremernr.ter ou nrmairtlr li,',t I,,.ij
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qb HCM' iiiu-.h t.rii7:'i--. -I Liti. 'i e .\ i' j
Sadly missed by your loving children,.
grandchildren, great grand, sons-in-law relatives
i and friends.
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-ii mother had a purpose
.:1.-ep In times of joy and
,:h.aelinge she trusted
:,-d ;,nd glorified Him in
r, r ,l il I t'
TI- children and
r.-lai. es of the late
ROWE wish to express
:iur i, heartfelt thanks to
.i- yone who in
.,h "i-ever way touched our
hI..-. during our recent period
.i r.-beieavement.
4 ',p,-.-iation to:
The H.ion. Minister, Director Gener .i1 ii,.I l i .:
ii-,e 1.1inistry of Foreign Affairs.
The, Hon. Minister, Permanent e.-re-t3, and
ianf .:if the Ministry of Foreign Traile .,S
ini a national Cooperation.
The ra1 nagement and staff of Lebtler Chuernir.als
Cr. Lid. Trinidad &Tobago.
The P.lanagement and staff of Cara Sauile
venture Cleaning Services, Barbaedos
En.. r: Klene Coke Location, Barb Idos
Friends cf the fan-il,


LONDON: In cherished memory of our
mother ALEXANDRINA who departed
on April 8, 1989, and our sister
YR.tr?, LJ" on April 11,2003.

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Inserted by children, brothers and sisters.

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In loving memory of DONNA
died on March 29, 2004.
No farewell words were
No time to'say goodbye
You were gone before we
Only God knew why
When someone you love
becomes a memory
The memory becomes a


SLoved ones are always close to the heart

Sadly missed by her children, relatives and

itunrc uIliankT
The wfe i children, grandson, daughler-in-
13a.., in-laAs and other relatives of the late
C:mm, ::,ioner of Pr:lice wish to e:.press their
s ince-re thanks and appreciation 10 all those who
assl'ted during his brief illness and expressed
ieii ,mnpath-, drini theirtirne of bereas. ement
': I hanks to Dr Doc,:ay DEr Dalip Iatrir.n
and nurses of the Prashad'S Hospital E-eir,.ues
and members cf the Kill) Jama Mlaslid. Iman and
1 members of thl- Ea:st Surnatue Ja3na Maspld
Maulana BadrLdeen Ihrian Sheik. M.oen-ul H.a-
SPresident and niiernn rz: ..t me C I C 0 G and l i C.
; Members of tI'e .i ,-ra 'P'.lice Force- Poic:-
Consumers E Sc:.', and all t'her
organization-: and p- i : :
Yourassisti' ,- .ie'' t i .' ag,, ..r t
have bee. .e.a'-ii a..pr.ciaie1,

May Almighty God bless
you all.

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in !1vin il memory of a'--
beloved mother,
grandmother, great:;-,:
grandmother, sister, aunt &
mother-in-law > .
who departed this life on April

A sadness still comes over us*
Tears in silence often flow
You are in our hearts many times daily
And we know that you're watching over us

There are many things in life that we cannot understand
But we must trust God's judgment and be guided by His hand

They say memories are golden-
But we never wanted memories, we wanted you

Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great
f grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews, son-in-law
and daughter-in-law. .
1 May God grant you eternal rest si

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Treasured and cherished
memories of our beloved
father and mother JAMES
DUNCAN (BURGA). Sunrise: ?
April 10, 1910 and OLGA 4
DUNCAN (TITA). Sunrise: ,
March 21, 1921. who were
called to their eternal home on
October 25, 1994 and April 15, '.'

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In memory "our beloved son and brother CHARRAN
I BALRAM (SURAJ) formerly of Q7 Annandale North, E.C.Dem.
and 114-29 Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, New York who
died by accident in York on April 8, '95.

Sadly missed by his mom, -d, sister, brother-in-law, two
nieces Briana and Nadia al!- iandparents, Maroo, all his
aunts, unc! nd cousins.

Inserted by his mom Subh ,.. dad Balram (Kamraj) and
sister Anita, all formerly of 98 .,'arine Street, Annandale North
E.C.Dem. and now residing at Queens, N.Y.
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ALICE Ally claimed the Girls'
18 & Under title in Le
Meridien tennis
championship at the hotel's
court, Friday.
Ally needed all three sets to
clinch the victory over Renee
Vieira, after losing the first 4-6.
She bounced back and won the
second set 6-2 to level the match
then took the deciding set 6-4.

Carol Humphrey disposed
of Grace McCalman in straight
sets 6-2, 6-2, in the remaining
semifinal of the Ladies' Singles
Open to set up a clash with
Rebecca Mitchell for the crown,
last evening.
At press time, yesterday,
Humphrey went ahead in the
final, but a tie-breaker was
needed to decide the first set 7-

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95 Ituni Street, Bel Air Park, Greater
Georgetown, Guyana. He was born on
November 13, 1971 and died on Good
Friday, April 9, 2004 at Suddie Hospital,
also on the Essequibo Coast.
One year has passed since that sad day
SGod took you away from Us so peacefully
But memories still flow in our hearts as we
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We love you dearly Shailendra.
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.father Mohan Lall, six brothers Rabindra Lall, Surindra Lall,
Jeetendra Lall, Dharmendra Lal, Rajendra Lall and Mahendra
Lall; two sisters Natasha Gonsatles and Samantha 1 !I, uncles,
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6. She won the tie-breaker 7-3.
In the Ladies' Singles 30 &
Over quarterfinals, Alicia Cheong
defeated Patricia Miller 6-2, 6-3.
Ezra Sue-Ho reached the
Boys' Under-18 final, getting
past Adam Alves. All three sets
were required to produce the
winner. He lost the first one 4-
6, won the second 6-3, to level
the match. He won the tie-
breaker to take the deciding set
A walkover in the semifinals
saw Roy Rampersaud and
Bobby Khan reach the Men's
55 Doubles.
But the epic battle of the
evening was between Rudy
Grant and Harry Panday in the
semifinals of the Men's 45
It needed some five hours and
20 minutes of play to produce the
winner. Panday started strong with
heavy forehand topspin from the
baseline, forcing Grant on the
defensive. He took the set 7-6,
winning the tie-breaker 7-4.
Another tie-breaker was
required in the second set which
Grant won 7-4, to take the set
Grant took the last set 7-
5 and will now meet Feroze
Khan in the final, tomorrow.

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The Master called softly, "Come,"
And our, dear ones, took the Master's hand,
And your work on earth was done.
We'll never cease to miss you both mom ana
And shed many silent tears,
Because we cannot share with you both
Our hopes, our joys, our fears.
But one day, in God's garden,
- When the Master calls us to come.
You'll both be at the gates with open arms
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TWO major prizes went to
Associated Industries Limited
(AINLIM) during the annual
sport presentation ceremony
of Neal & Massy (N&M) at ;. .0
its sports club in Ruimniveldt.
Wednesday night.
AIMILIM carired home the -'
Deo Persaud iuter-company bil- .
liards and Asraph 'Ash' Ali" -
whist trophies. .'

Securicor claimed the other
major award, the Andy 'Ed-
ward' Andrews inter-company
dominoes title, getting the bet-
ter of Geddes Grant (Berbice)
and Demerara Oxygen Com-
pany (DOCOL).
The billiards runner-up
prize was taken by Neal &
Massy Services Limited
(NMSL). while the whist sec-
ond place went to DOCOL.
AINLIM's Aniroud Singh
1-A .- Valuable
Player (MV Iarun
Teekachand Singh the Most
Improved Player. Joseph Ten-
Pow recorded the highest
break in the finals.
Stanley Fung-a-Fat was the

ICC reviewing Tour, Travel &

Hospitality bidders for CWC 2007

- The International Cricket
Council (ICC) Cricket World
Cup (CWC) West Indies 2007
is now reviewing applications
for the Tour, Travel and Hos-
pitality rights for the world
tournament two years from
The organising committee
said Tuesday that following
Monday's deadline for the sub-
mission of bids for the Tour,
Travel and Hospitality rights
for the ICC Cricket World Cup
2007, all submissions were un-
der review and a shortlist of
bidders would have been se-
lected and notified by Wednes-
"Following the initial public re-
quest for expressions of interest, 25
companies and consortia were in-
vited to participate in the full bid
process, seven of which were Car-

ibbean," an ICC CWC W1 2007 Inc
release stated.
"in addition, 35 additional
organizations are to be consid-
ered for ancillary contracts fol-
lowing the identification of a
preferred bidder," the release
Managing Director and
CEO of ICC CWC WI 2007
Inc., Chris Dehring, ex-
pressed his satisfaction with
the responses received.
"The standard of bids has
been extremely high and it ik
very pleasing to see that a num-
ber of Caribbean organizations
have expressed an interest in
this process. It is a marked dif-
ference to the response to our
search for a Venue Assessment
Team (VAT) that took place in
2003, when no one from the
Caribbean responded-to our adl

He also reiterated the need
for those with the local know-
how to get involved in the
"One of the major commit-
ments of ICC CWC WI 2007
Inc. is the Caribbean Economic
Enterprise (CEE) initiative. The
objective is to ensure that the
people of the Caribbean benefit
from this event not only in
terms of knowledge, skills and
infrastructure in the long term
but also economically.
"Under this policy even if
contracts are awarded to a
non-Caribbean entity
through the competitive pro-
cess, they in turn must de-
velop programmes which will
satisfy us that Caribbean
companies or nationals will
benefit both economically
anda .'." develhpmentaHy,"
Dehring said.

WINNERS' row: CEO Deo Persaud (sitting left), club president Faye Bispham and Human
Resource Manager Desmond Chase pose with recipients.
dominoes male MVP and Lalbachan, both of AINLIM former and assisted in the pre-
-ainClarke the female MVP, were the leading female pair, sensation of prizes.
and Ra t eu-.Eia t while Goberdan Resaul and- Human Resource Man-
and Ray Ishmail tearneduoro------i_._ an
ad . I .tae --n-scored with ager Desmond Chase -chaired
take the whist top male pair 140 tricks inl t ceremony, which sig-
prize. Chief Executive Officer Deo ~e- "
Nazeela Haniff and Geeta Persaud lauded the top per- sport programme.

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NSC Secondary Schools netball ...

QC close in on title

By Isaiah Chappelle

QUEEN'S College (QC) are
poised to win the Secondary
Schools Netball
Championships, staged by
the National Sports
Commission (NSC), notching

In the first match Friday,
Tucville (1) bounced back from'
being down 5-7 to May
Rodrigues Vocational (YWCA)
to win 12-10 and maintain their
unbeaten streak.
Rochelle Allen hit ten goals and
Esther Henry two for the victors,

while Shellisa McPherson scored
seven for May Rodrigues and
Romona Hackett three.
QC then built on a 4-1
halftime lead to beat
dethroned champions East
Ruimveldt 9-5, with Belinda
Rogers tucking in five goals


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eventually give up the title.
the first game in the two-
best-of-three final at the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall
tarmac, yesterday.
Playing unbeaten in the
championships, QC whipped
previously unbeaten Tucville
(1), 16-4, building on a 7-2
halftime lead as Danessa David
hit eight points, five as the
goal-attack and three as the goal-
shooter. Goal-shooter Belinda
Rogers tucked in seven and
Acacia Halley the other.
Goal-shooter Esther Henry
and goal-attack Rochelle Allen
shared Tucville's goals equally.
The final continues this
afternoon at the same venue
from 14:00 bh.
Should Tucville (1) level the
tie then an exhibition match
between the male and female
players of Emani will be played
before the deciding game to give
the two finalists a rest before
the final showdown.
The competition is
played on a two-loss
knockout system and at the
end of Friday's fixtures, just
QC and Tucville (1)
remained unbeaten.

PAKISTAN innings
S. Butt run-out 101
S. Afridi c Dravid b Nehra 17
S. MalikcTendulkarb Sehwag 75
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Pathan
b Nehra 23
Y. Youhana c Dravid
b H. Singh 43
A- Pszzaq stp. Dhoni b Y. Singh 18
K. Akmal not out 14
Y. Khan c Dravid b Khan 9
M. Sami run-out 6
Naved-ul-Hasan c sub. b Nehra 0
D. Kaneria not out 0
Extras: (lb-6, nb-2, w-5) 13
Total: (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 319
Fall of wickets: 1-31,2-176,3-219,4-
Bowling: Pathan 8.2-0-67-0 (nb-2, w-
1), Nehra 10-0-57-3 (w-1), Khan 10-0-
48-1 (w-2), H. Singh 10-0-57-1,
Tendulkar4-0-25-0 (w-1), Sehwag 6-

and Acacia Halley four, while
Tamica Charles had four for
East Ruimveldt and her
cousin Tanisha Charles one.
Yesterday morning,
Tucville continued their
winning streak, disposing of
Tucville (2) 12-7, after leading
6-1 at halftime.
Ether Henry hit seven
-,.I.- for the victors and
R,,clelle Allen five, with
Rodchelle Fraser scoring all seven
for TuLcville (2).
In the other match, QC
diposed of Ascension
Coiiimunity High 10-0,
doubling the halftime lead.
Belinda Rogers score six goals,
D.ine.sa David three and
Melinda Franklin one.
After that match, three
ie:anii remained in contention for
tie crown QC and the two
Tuc ille teams, requiring a draw
in w which Tucville got the bye.
QC knocked out Tucville
121 i ih an 11-2 victory, having
led (- I at halftime. Danessa
Da% id blasted nine goals for the
Sic[or, and Belinda Rogers the
oiher iwo. while Rochelle Eraser_
'-coiring both for Tucville (2).
The presentation of
prizes will be done at 17:00 h
after the final game.

Andrew Murray Memorial boxing ...

Essequibo boxers

secure victories

Josiah won twice in the first
night of the Andrew Murray
Memorial amateur boxing
championships, staged by the
Guyana Amateur Boxing
Association (GABA) at the
National Gymnasium, Friday
Fighting in the Under-15
category, Josiah first beat
Keeve Allicock of Forgotten
Youth Foundation (FYF) gym
in the 60-641b division. He next
defeated fellow Essequibian
Leon Withrite in his second
outing for the night to reach last
night's finals at the same venue.
In the other fight in the
division, Kevin Moore, also of
Essequibo, beat Tamal Henry of
Ricola gym.
But in the first fight of the
night, Essequibian Odel Persaud
did not fare as good as his
compatriots, losing to Michael
Jordon, a seasoned campaigner
of FYF.
The other 75-791b bout
went to Anil Kamal of Ricola,
over Kelvin Rock of Young
Lions (YL) gym of Linden.
Dexter Wrav (Ricola) then.
beat snawn Botrb (Andrew
'Sixhead' Lewis gym) in the 55-
591b scrap, while Kevin Fields
(Ricola) defeated Imran Khan
(Harpy Eagle) in the 65-691b

In the 70-741b division, Eon
Withrite (Essequibo) registered
a win over Kellon Peters (Carryl
Boxing Gym), and in the 75-
791b bout, Rondell Douglas
(Ricola) made it two straight
losses for CBG, beating Troy
The last fight for the
Under-15 category went to
Orlando Allicock (FYF) who
disposed of Andrew Davis
(Andrew 'Sixhead' Lewis
One fight was carded in the
Cadet category, a bantamweight
(1191b) scrap in which Andre
Baksh (Ricola) beat Colin Smith
Three fights were carded in
the Open category, with Cofy
Dixon (YL) getting the decision
over Simeon Hardy (FYF) and
Hendrick Pelswijk (Ricola)
defeating Jermaine King (HE),
both in the junior welterweight
The other bout was in the
light heavyweight division
with Hishan Cave (Ricola)
wresting a decision over
Winston Pomp.e.yiAndre.e-
'Sixneaa' Lewis gym).

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V. Sehwag c Afridi b Naved 2
S. Tendulkar c Y. Khan b Sami 6
M. Dhoni c Akmal b Naved 28
S. Ganguly c Y. Khan b Naved 4
R. Dravid c Y. Khan b Sami 28
Y. Singh c Akmal b Naved 1
M. Kaif c Y. Khan b Kaneria 32
I. Pathan c Akmal b Naved 64
H. Singh b Malik 2
Z. Khan not out 27
A. Nehra b Naved 3
Extras: (lb-3, nb-8, w-5) 16
Total: (all out, 41.4 overs) 213
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-11, 3-20, 4-54,
5-66, 6-82, 7-143, 8-152, 9-204.
Bowling: Sami 8-1-41-2 (nb-1, w-2),
Naved-ul-Hasan 8.4-1-27-6 (w-1),
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Guyanese-born Mogan cops prestigious ICC award

By Frederick Halley

TORONTO Guyanese-born
Ave Mogan, who migrated to
Canada several years ago,
was last month the recipient
of the prestigious Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC)
Development Programme

Still an active cricketer,
Mogan will be remembered for
playing an active role in
women's cricket in her native
Guyana while also competing
alongside her male counterparts.
The seasoned campaigner
and administrator, who also has
the distinction of being the only
woman cricketer to have played

in the Toronto and District
Cricket Association (TDCA)
tournaments, copped the ICC
Best Wi.O neni'- Cricket Initiative
award for the Americas region.
Coupled with that, she was also
appoired c.ipl.iin Of the first-
ever C.im idi.iii I'. .i' that will
participate in this'year's West
Indies Women's championship

in Jamaica in July.
In addition to Mogan, the
Manitoba Cricket Association
was honoured with the Best
Overall Cricket Development
Mogan and the other re-
gional award winners will each
receive a specially-commis-
sioned ICC Trophy and a Cer-

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By Adriel Richard

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
CMC A leading cricket ad-
ministrator has praised the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) for their strong
stance in their recent dispute
with players over personal
Drawing from personal ex-
perience, Dr. Ali Bacher, former
managing director of the United
Cricket Board of South Africa,
does not believe players should
hold personal contracts that
place niaional leian, :p.,-:.'r-
* 1hip., in il 'patrd',
I c,:ninierd othe \VIC B he-
ciu.e the acted decii\eil', and
[rie\ N .[,,i d t ihetii ,1o nd _aii: l
L-tilc h r hen hen he d'. e 'i:-l
Sonn, R.ini.idhiri Lciure jti he
S[ A'i ll[inc r n c. inpuj ic' [the
l mic Ier- ii. ., lh : i \ C u Iniic,
Fh-0 .1 i ,-. h[., p0Ih1 1 !'
.ie,-. I d, not beljc'.e ,.u anri
h.i.e pl .,,'r, 1e i ,Li-ir haip-
p,.ned .it rihe I''"- ItCC \\C :rlJ
Cup in lridi. p'iI', p0 'j"i-
in= rr.1 ,-i.:mpjnie mand noti ihe
cionlp'inic. th:ii hi\ce _peni iili-
j.:,n- os i ollr, i 1- c-nil' irn ihe
2jnc I ihinl. pli'.,er' inut[ un-
dertiarid this "
Bacher revealed that the
LiC'B faced a similar crisis in

the 1990s, when ironically
two rival mobile phone com-
panies were looking to gain
a major stake in South Afri-
can cricket.
"Two years after a few of
the players had been sponsored
by a particular company, a sec-

orid co.,nip.n. c, iime Ini So oul
A. 'rlc.i .iid .e .i'.'. an p-
p..riani :t, it:. m.i t. e a.1 lo r ..-
ni'rie or cricket. he .aiid
We had the pl.ierC I. Ith
ilie llst CiOilpn.i .-ind [lie
lICB 0 hi the s-c..nd biut

you could not have the play-
ers, who ?are employees of
the I-CB, lIointng hand' ii ith
an opposition product. It
just c inn 'l -e. ... .
\\e ik a very strong
stance, but I believe the differ-
ence was that our players un-
derstood where iwe were .com-
ing from, e.ien il.ihouLh the first
company did not 'They felt
they had ignecd contracts with
the players., but % e '. ereC pre-
pared to take it to'court."
Bacher ais a not too
pleased though, that the
\\ ICB has not secured re-
tainer contracts for its elite
plai)ers in the Caribbean.
The \\ ICB and tlie \Vet
Indic. Pl.; ersY -\As4ociati:sn
i\\ IPA i ha c been in pis,.lr.icit
nec':ti.liornL it., secure .1 iLlailli
o i, ni' i '.indliii-, .'i c dc" ol"is'o1-
duiIt. inid a ic\ in.itch I'i1i C 'ii-
lr[i'L I
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,',ir.i ,rdin.tr Lli.,i iheic ee ,[ill
nu retiuner citirdLtaciis lor ihe e-
ni.-r W'est Inridte piNcr;. he
'.tl d
Sthiunk ti he t.ir i., the
ploterc. ,'u liiave ti gi'. c the
niember' of the elute s'qad ft.
nanr:ial ,ecinriN. so thl tli ililt
c'.en i oft illness or iniui th,-\

would still get paid, like if they
had a regular job.
"In the current situation, I
do not know why anyone
would want to become an inter-
national cricketer.
"I am very strong that in
today's cricket, where there
is a lot of money going
around the place, that cricket
boards have a responsibility
to give cricketers job security
by putting in place a retainer

tificate of Recognition. She is
one of five Ontario players
named in the historic Canadian
squad that will travel to Jamaica
this summer for the Caribbean
According to the ICC,
dedicated cricket clubs,
coaches and administrators
stretching from Argentina to
Finland have been rewarded
for their efforts in developing
the game beyond its tradi-
tional boundaries.
ICC Global Development
Manager Matthew Kennedy
said that he was delighted with
the worldwide impact of the
"These awards recognize
excellence in cricket develop-
ment and it is fantastic to see
that the regional winners have
been selected from so many dif-
ferent countries.
"The global spread of en-
tries bears testament to the suc-
cess of the ICC Development
Programme since its inception'
in 1997. In many of the catego-
ries the regional judges had dif-
ficult decisions to make and

now, it will be up to our global-
judges to select international
winners from these very strong
contenders," Kennedy poinicd
The global winners were
due to be selected by an
esteemed panel comprising
Ehsan Mani (ICC President),
Malcolm Gray (former ICC
President), Dr Ali Bacher
(ICC Cricket World Cup
2003 Executive Director) and
Roger Knight (MCC Chief
Executive and Secretary).
This is the third year of the
ICC Development Programme
Awards which were instigated to
recognize exceptional
performance and service to the
game in countries outside th.
ICC's 10 Full Members. They
form part of the ICC's
commitment to promoting
excellence, in cricket
development in its 82 Associate
and Affiliate member countries.
The regional award win-
ners will each receive a spe-
cially-commissioned ICC tro-
phy and a certificate of rec-

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UITVLUGT open their defence of the Mal Skills Super League title against Young Achievers,
as the annual championship kicks off loda3 at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground.
The second match of the opening double-headei p!ts runners-up Bea-vers. against Den Amstel.
This the second year that the United Kingdorm-based Mal Skills is sponsonng the tournament,
staged by the West Demerara Football Association iWDFA).
Mal Skills has provided crystal trophiue,, nacksuits made b) the compauv. cash and other
incennves for the top three teams and individual prizes
The championship u. as originally scheduled to kick off last week Sunday but some of the
lights were not available. The \\ DFA offers public apologies for the delay.
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for positive thinking

Who Are You?

The first step towards
getting rid of a big
chunk of mental
clutter is to free
clutter is to free

yourself of old attitudes and
beliefs that are outdated. Let
me start by saying that I am
not heavily into endless self-
analysis. I



who go from one therapist to
another trying to figure out
why the things that have hap-
pened did. They keep delving
back to past unpleasant expe-
riences and reliving them
over and over again. It didn't
feel very good the first time
around and it doesn't get any
better when you live it over
again. Why make yourself

feel miserable?
My approach is to not look
at why, as often there is no way
of answering this question. Who
can say why some people are
born into terrible difficult
circumstances and others into
lives of great privilege? Who can

rry Bollers-Dixon

answer for other people's
actions? Who can explain death.
war and other events in the
world'? Rather than looking at
why the situation has
happened, an easier and more
productive approach is to look
at how you reacted or handled
the situation.
Just by taking a few
minutes to write down the first

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HEALTHY mothers
produce healthy
children. The op
posite is also
tragically true.
This is clearly one of the
implications of the theme for
World Health Day 2005, ob-
served in Guyana and around
the world last Thursday, 'Make
Every Mother and Child
It is particularly true with
regards to the health of the un-
born child, when it comes to the
mild yet dangerous infection
called Rubella!

Rubella is also called Ger-
man measles or 3-day measles.
When children get it, it is usu-
ally a mild disease. Rubella also
strikes adults, and outbreaks
can occur among teenagers and
young adults who have not been
immunised. People catch it
through contact with other
people who are infected. It is
spread through coughing, sneez-
ing, or talking close together.
What causes Rubella or
German measles
Rubella or German measles
is a virus. The Rubella virus is
spread by contact with infected
secretions from the nose or
The virus is usually present
in nose or mouth secretions
from about seven days before,
until at least 4 days after the
Srash begins. ,Rltbella viyrs is.,,
passed oh tanothelr person .hy..

direct contact with infected se-
cretions. Babies who are born
with rubella may spread the vi-
rus for months after birth. Any-
one can get rubella except those
who have had rubella or rubella
Symptoms to look for in-
Low fever
Rash (lasts 3 days or less)
Joint aches
Swollen glands, especially
behind the ears and the back of
the neck
These symptoms may oc-
cur from 14 to 21 days after ex-
posure. But it is worthwhile to
note that up to half of all
people who get rubella do not
have any recognized rash.

.- ,.Most, children and adults
fully recover from rubella with

few complications. However,
rubella infection in a pregnant
woman during the first three
months of pregnancy can result
in miscarriage, fetal de.iah. or a
baby with deafness, eye, heart,
liver or skin problems, or men-
tal retardation.

A pregnant woman who has
had rubella around the time of
pregnancy or a few months be-
fore pregnancy can pass on the
virus to the unborn child. One

things that come to mind and
you will gain a lot of insight into
your beliefs, attitudes and some
areas in your life that could
benefit from a re-think. Once
you are able to define an area
that needs de-junking, it will
enable you to break old habits,
routines and attitudes to help
you better focus on getting
more of what you want each
In order to control your
reactions, it is important to
explore the behaviour
patterns that keep you
making choices that don't
make you feel good.
Sometimes these choices are
based simply on habit. You
do the same thing over and
over again because at some
point in time you learned to
do it. You may have learned
. "

tion is to prevent congenital ru-
bella infection (passing on the
infection to the fetus or the
baby developing in the womb).
This can result in still births,
miscarriages, and severe birth
defects. This goal can be
achieved only by protecting all

of the defect[ possible from this, women of child-bearing age, as
infection of the baby in the well as other people who come
womb is se' cre e\e problems, in contact with them, such as
including cataract and glaucoma, family members, co-workers,
two eye ailments that can later and other contacts.
lead to blindness if not treated The rubella vaccine is rec-
at an early stage. ommended for the following in-
RUBELLA CAN BE PRE- 1. All children 12 months
VENTED WITH RUBELLA of age or older, preferably
VACCINE using rubella vaccine in
Every child should get ru- combination with measles
bella vaccine at 12 months of and mumps vaccines (MMR
age and a second dose at 4 to 6 vaccine). If the rubella
years of age. Rubella vaccine is vaccine is part of a
given in the same shot with combination that includes
measles and mumps vaccines, measles, such as MMR
and is called measles-mumps- vaccine, the combination
rubella (MMR) vaccine. Women vaccine should generally be
of childbearing age who have given to children 15 months
not had rubella or rubella vac- of age or older.
cine should get vaccinated before 2. All older children not pre-
they become pregnant. viously immunised.
3. All susceptible adoles-
WHO SHOULD BE cents and adults, particularly
VACCINATED A /i.., ,.. ,
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it from a figure of authority
and were not in a position to
question whether you liked it
or not, and continued the
practice because it was
expected of you. A good
example of this is eating
habits. If as a child you were
forced to eat :, liii, on
your plate, your attitude
towards food could be that
you always have to eat
everything on your plate -
whether you like it or not
and even whether it feels
good or not. It is easy to see
how the things you learn in
childhood can affect your
attitudes today. '
The greatest thing about
reaching the age of maturity
is that you have unlimited
personal choice. You can
question what feels right or
wrong for you and make
choices based on what makes
you, as an individual, feel
good. Feeling good is your
natural and harmonious state
of being and when you feel
good, what you are doing and
thinking are the right
choices to help you attain
your desires. Anylareas of
your life that don't make you
feel good in yourself are the
areas where you find yourself
in situations you don't want
to be in. If you doi't make
the choice to get what-you

want, who will?
I sincerely believe that we
all have the innate ability to
know what feels good and what
doesn't. If I asked you to sit
down and make a list of 50
things that make you feel good,
I would like to think you could
easily do it and add another 50.
Just as you learned that
something hot will burn you so
you don't deliberately touch
something hot, re-programming
your habits and changing your
attitudes will enable you to stay
away from the situations and
experiences that have not felt
good in the past. Often the only
thing that gets in the way of
making those choices is the fear
of the unknown. You have
always done something in the
same way and, therefore, you
are hesitant to try something
, new even if the old way
Doesn't worl.. r'r ':- .

question to you
harm in trying?

is, what is the

There is no one

else exactly like


There are any factors that
make you the individual that
you are today. Some things such
as your physical characteristics
are genetic a combination of
both your parents and their
families' traits and features
which will differ between you
and your siblings, unless you
are an identical twin.
Other factors, such as your
education, cultural background
and spirituality shape how you
have viewed the world up this
moment. Looking back at the
things you have learned helps
you to reconnect with some of
your fundamental beliefs and
can also help you to discard
things you have been taught but
proven to be out of line with
your current way of thinking. A
bit of introspection is a great
way to come to ,i p, .-. iil your
current likes and dislikes, to
enable you to make the
necessary changes towards
leading a more fulfilling life.,
Although these beliefs and
values may shape how you
view the x\orld i.t' this present
time, many people adopt their
own values and beliefs a_ the,,
continue to experience new
things. If everyone thought the
same way, there kould ne'. er be
any new nemenion- and the
ramificat.in L tha.t are
There are manituv other
factors that c:in impact on how
you view the %korld The
people you coml. into cotritact
with throughout )our life hawe
influenced your decisions and
thoughts and even how you feel
about yourself. Yo0u t.,an
probably think back to, a
teacher, a friend or loved one
who told you how good you
were at something. Thi, littnk bit
of encouragement gave you the
confidence to believe in yourself
and to pursue your interest.
Likewise, if you had the
experience of someone telling
you that you were bad at
something, you would-probably
come to believe that as well. At
a young age you could not
choose the people that y.ou.came
in contact with. But now you
Writing your thoughts
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(From page II)
down is a great way to get things out of your system. Often,
things can come to mind that you never though of before and
it helps you to get a clearer understanding of where you are.
Even if you never read it again, seeing things in black and
white is a great way to get your attention.
Always start in a positive and relaxed frame of mind. Sitting in
a comfortable chair with your feet on the ground and your back
firmly supported, close your eyes and take in a good deep breath
to the count of four, then exhale to the count of four, making sure
to keep your shoulders in a downward and relaxed position at a
time. Write down whatever comes to mind without judging the an-
Next week, I will explore how the people in your life have
influenced your course of action. Stick with me now. We will
find simple solutions for positive thinking.

(From page II)
women of childbearing age who are not pregnant.
Infants vaccinated with the MMR vaccine before their first
birthday should be considered unvaccinated, and should be revacci-
nated with MMR vaccine at age 15 months or older.
After puberty, a woman with no documented evidence of the
rubella vaccine may be vaccinated if she says she is not pregnant
and is counseled about the need to avoid pregnancy for 3 months
following vaccination.
Vaccinating the would-be mother against rubella is a simple
but essential step for the good health of the child. The MMR
vaccine is available at all major hospitals and health centres
in Guyana.


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Truth or


My husband's
sister has
been unfaith
ful to her hus-
band for a couple of years.
She made no secret about it
to us and others, and her hus-
band had an idea something
was going on. I worked for

her husband in a small office
prior to my marriage to her
brother, and I continue to
work for him. I told my sis-
ter-in-law if her husband ever
asked me questions, I would
be honest. I refuse to lie to
my boss of 15 years.
Well, my boss (her husband

and my brother-in-law) finally
asked me if I knew what she
was up to. I told him every-
thing. My boss called his wife
and confronted her. He told her
where he got this information -
something I didn't expect. She
immediately called me and
wanted to know if I was the one

who gave her husband the infor-
I was horrified when I
realized I was caught in the
middle. I told her, "No." Later
I told my husband what I had
done. He was surprised, but
when I reminded him we told his
sister we would not lie if her

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husband asked questions, he
seemed to understand. Please
note my husband and his sister
are very close.
The problem: everything
seemed to blow over, but later
I noticed my sister-in-law was
treating me cruelly. (She does
have a cruel streak which I've
witnessed her pull on her
friends.) I mentioned this to
my husband, and he said she
probably still thinks I ratted her
Three months later my hus-
band, tells me he told his sister
I did, in fact, "rat her out." I
now feel I can't trust my hus-
band. We always had a "tell
each other everything" relation-
ship, but I don't feel that way
anymore. I feel he chose his sis-
ter over me. I think that's
wrong. Can you help me sort
this out?

A rielle, when your
confronted you,
you had a split
second to decide what to do,
and you made the wrong deci-
sion. Your original decision, to
tell the truth if confronted, was
the right one. Otherwise you
become an accomplice to cheat-
Having decided to tell the
truth, you should have contin-
ued to tell the truth. What you
failed to realise was one day
you would have to stand up to
your sister-in-law. Your husband
followed the rule you both set
up: if asked directly, tell the
truth. The only person who fell
out of that was you. 1
Emerson said, "If a man dis-
semble, deceive, he deceives

himself, and goes out of acquain-
tance with his own being." If
you stood up to your sister-in-
law, it would have brought you
some discomfort, but it was the
only path to psychological free-
dom for you.
If your sister-in-law could
count on your silence, it would
only help her ignore her con-
science. The more you blur the
line between right and wrong,
the more excuses people will
make and the more people will
be drawn over the line. State-
ments like "adultery doesn't end
a marriage" allow some to think
they can cheat and maintain
their marriage. That statement
disavows the consequences of
Cheating is a knowingly
done misdeed. Removing the
consequences virtually all reli-
gions and legal systems allow
for, encourages infidelity to oc-
cur. If professionals say steal-
ing doesn't mean you have to
go to jail, those who didn't steal
out of fear of consequences, will
begin to steal. As the German
philosopher Hegel said, "What
the law permits, it encourages."
The more people accept the
idea of cheating, the less value
marriage has.
Don't expect good treat-
ment from your sister-in-law.
She doesn't treat her husband
with respect. Don't let her ac-
tions come between you and
your husband. He followed the
path of honesty. He understood
what you did in spite of his
close connection to his sister.
Understand what he did in spite
of his close connection to you.


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IN 1999, Shazam Ibrahim T i l ue
and Surendranauth Chattergoon, Trial judge
who were sentenced to life im- m mggamar H m mm ie m i
prisonment for raping a 14-
year-old girl in 1993, were freed
by the Guyana Court of Ap-
peal, because of serious
misdirections by the trial judge, B B r l
in the summing up of the evi-
dence to the jury. 80A J Dd Icdy
But, in the interest of jus-
tice, that Appellate Court, con- she saw three other persons, August 29, 1993, she did so fol-
stituted by Chancellor of the whom she had known before, lowing which she accompanied
Judiciary, Mr. Cecil Kennard scaling the fence of the yard. her stepfather to the Fort
and Justices of appeal, Mr. It was her evidence that she Wellington Police Station where
Lennox Perry and Mr. Prem had known both appellants a report was made. On the fol-
Persaud, ordered a.retrial. 1990 and would lowinf d sch' w-sklun to n
-., ... .. .. often see them. As a matter of Dr. James at Mahaicony Cot-
freed accused were each allowed fact, she said in evidence at the tage Hospital where she was ex-
bail in the sum of $125, 000.00. trial that she had seen the No. amined and a medical report is-
At the hearing of the appeal, 1 appellant on an average of sued.
the appellants were represented once per week in her / The appellants were ar-
by Mr. S. D. S. Hardyal, S.C., neighbour's yard. rested on August 30, 1993, and
while Miss Yonnette As regards the No. 2, she when told of the allegation they
Cummings, Deputy Director of saw him about two to three denied same. They were later
Public Prosecutions (now a High confronted by the victim who
Court judge) appeared for the told the police in their presence
State. what the appellants had done to
The main judgment was de- her andAthey again denied the al-
livered by the Chancellor. legation. t
The facts of the case dis- Apart from the evidence of
closed that the appellants were victim, there was no other evi-
indicted for the offence of rape dence linking the appellants
committed on a 14-year-old girl with the commission of the of-
on August 16, 1993, at Bush fence. The defence of the appel-
Lot, West Coast, Berbice. lants was an "alibi". They con-
They stood their trial at the plants waended than "alibi". They were some-
Berbice Criminal Assizes tended that they were some-
Berbice Criminal Assizes during where else at the time the crime
the month of April, 1998 and was committed.
were found guilty by a major- However, according to the
ity jury verdict of 11:1 on April Chancellor, by the verdict of
27, 1998. guilty it is clear that the jury
However, sentence was had rejected the defence and had
passed on them by the trial CHANCELLOR accepted the evidence of the vic-
judge on May 19, 1998, after he CECIL KENNARD tim.
had considered a Probation Delivering his judgment,
Officer's Report which had times per week and that he lives Chancellor Kennard had said:
been ordered by him. about eight houses away from "What we are concerned with is
Each appellant was sen- her mother's. It was her further whether the appellants have had
tenced to a term of imprison- evidence that she was a virgin a fair trial and not whether they
ment for life. before the incident, are guilty or innocent of the of-
Both appealed their convic- After the incident, she re- fence charged. This court does
tions and sentences on a num- mailed at home until her guard- not sit to determine whether a
her of grounds, ians returned at about 6:00 p.m. convicted man is "guilty" or
The victim lived with her However, she did not speak to "not guilty" of the crime for
m other and stepfatherbic. The them about the incident but on which he was convicted.
West Coast of Berbice. The
mother and stepfather had left
'home at 6.30 a.m. on the date
in question to attend a funeral
in the Black Bush Polder area on
the Corentyne.
When they left, the victim
was at home with her two
younger brothers. About 11.30
a.m. that day whilst the victim
alone was in the house the two The Government Information Agency (GINA)
appellants and another person invites Contractors to undertake the following:
who was never arrested and
charged entered the house and
sexually assaulted her. Printing of booklets/brochures
It was her evidence that No. Servicing of air-conditioning units
1 appellant was the first person
to have had sexual intercourse a Maintenance personnel with
with her after which the third experience in carpentry, plumbing
whom she knew as 'Kama' did
so. and masonry.

After the latter had had
sexual intercourse with her, he
opened the door to the bedroom
in which he and No. 1 appellant
were and the No. 2 appellant
entered and also had sexual in-
tercourse with her whilst she
was being held by the other two
She further testified that
whilst the No. 2 accused was
having sexual intercourse with
her she "blacked out" and when
she recovered she heard some-
one outside the building shout-
ing that her mother was coming.
She then looked out of the
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misdirected ury
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"That was the jury's func-
tion. What we usually sit here
to do, in our criminal jurisdic-
tion, is to review what hap-
pened at the trial and determine
whether it was a fair one. If it
was, we must dismiss the ap-
peal. If it was not, we may
quash the conviction," the
Chancellor said and added:
"It is quite clear from the
record that the summing up was
deficient in the following re,-
(1) There were no directions
on the identification evidence
given by the victim.
(2) There were no directions
given on acting in concert.
(3) No proper directions
given on the approach the jury
should take in relation to
previous inconsistent state-
ments made by the victim at the
Preliminary Inquiry.
(4) The defence of No. 1
appellant was "not fairly" put
to the jury.
"In relation to acting in con-
cert, I do not think that the No.
1 appellant can justifiably com-
plain as there is evidence on
record which clearly establishes
that he was acting together with
'Kama'. However, this non-di-
rection has a significant bearing
on the case of the No. 2 appel-

lant in view of Magistrate's Roy
"So far as the failure of the
trial judge to direct the jury as
to the approach they should
take in considering the evidence
of identification given by the
victim, it may not have mattered
if there were no other major de-
ficiencies in the summing up as
the court would have had to
consider whether it is a proper
ease in which to apply the pro-
viso in Section 13 (1) of the

Court of Appeal Act Chapter

"The judge had quite er-
roneously suggested to the
jury that the defence could be
one of consent when the de-
fence of the No. 1 was in fact
a case of mistaken identity.
Even though the judge later
attempted to clear this up,
none-the-less, the way he
dealt with the issue could

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APRIL, 4, 2005.


The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites Tenders for the following Projects:

1. Cullen to Zorg En Vlygt, Water Supply Project at Essequibo
Coast, Region No. 2, Bid Identification No. GWI-GOG P001-

2. Walton Hall to Exmouth, Water Supply Project at Essequibo
Coast, Region No. 2, Bid Identification No. GWI-GOG-

3. Good Hope to Onderneeming, Water Supply Project at Essequibo
Coast, Region No. 2, Bid Identification No. GWI-GOG-P003-C01-

The works consist of the supply and installation of the following:

* 2000m of 200mm diameter PVC pipelines from Cullen to Zorg
En Vlygt.
* 2000m of 200mm diameter PVC pipelines from Walton Hall to
* 3700 of 200mm diameter PVC pipelines at Good Hope to

The construction of trench crossings, road crossings and pressure tc-sting of
systems are included in these projects.

Bid Documents can be purchased from April 7, 2005 at GWI's Cu:
Relations and Commercial Office: Vlissengen Road and Church St, : '
Air Park, Georgetown, for a non refundable fee of G$5,000 each ,
must be placed in the Tender Box, Ministry of Finance, Main & t
Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 0 9:00 hrs, April 26,'

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children. among school-age children as
Eleven years ago, the regards dental diseases were
exhortations by --dentaL-gradually.imnlemented ind that
personnel on radio and has been the fundamental thru,
television during the observances by the Ministry of Health over
basically highlighted three the years.
points. There were: the Dentistry in the Public
proposed Dental Registration Service began in 1930, when
Bill, the present and future of the Georgetown Hospital
dentistry in Guyana and the Dental clinic was established.
importance of prevention in oral Back then, the lone dentist
health especially among only attended to persons
children. Plans formulated to classified on the basis of
promote a preventive attitude income as either 'property'

I Ministry of Health

1. The Ministry of Health invites tenders for the supply of the following items:

Project No.
Project No.04
Project No.05
Project No.06
Project No.07
Project No.08
Project No.09
Project No. 10
Project No.11
Project No.12
Project No.13
Project No.14
Project No. 15
Project No.16
Project No. 17

Project Name
2 x 4 x 4 Vehicle
1 x Inter Acoustic Diagnostic Audiometer
6 x Ultrasound Machine (Electrotherapy)
6 x Infra Red Lamp
100 x Infant Scales
100 x Infant/Child height measuring boards
8 x Centrifuge
2 x Safety cabinet class 11
5 x Photovoltaic vaccine (solar) refrigerator
2 x Dental Chairs
100 x Haemoglobinometerset, Sahli type complete
100 x Spygmomanometer Aneroid 300mm with cuff
1 x Digital Photocopier/Printer
3 x HP Compaq Business Noteook Pentium M 1.6

Program 7
Program 7
Program 6
Program 3
Program 3
Program 6
Program 6
Program 3
Program 3
Program 6
Program 3

2. Tender documents MUST be uplifted from the Ministry's Materials Management Unit, Government
Pharmacy Bond Building, Kingston (Sabeita/Angela, 226 9351) between 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

3. Each Tender (on document as at # 2 above) must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any
way identify the Tenderer, and which should be clearly marked on the top left hand comer,
Project No. l Tender for the Supply of name of Item where the Grey areas will be filled in with
the relevant Project Number and name of item tendered for
For example
'Project No. _05_. Tender forthe Suppy of I x INTER.ACOUSTIC ODIgNOSTICGAUDIOMETER

4. Tenders should be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of Finance and be deposited in the Tender Box (including tenders sent by courier) situated on the
second floor of the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Sts:, Georgetown not later than Tuesday 26th
April 2005 at 9am at which time they will be opened and to which the public, Tenderers and/ or
representatives are invited.

5. Each local Tender must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from both Guyana Revenue
'thority and National Insurance Scheme and a bid security of 2% of the Tendered sum.

o. 'c riders failing to meet any of the above requirements will be deemed non responsive.

ay-.u Rcepnauth
t ', .. Secretary

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or 'pauper' patients.
He worked four hours per
week and was paid according
to how many patients he
treated. Ten years later, there
were only two government
dentists. In fact, over the
period of 40 years, in 1970,
only five dentists worked with
the State. Today, the State
employs more than 60 dental
practitioners of which nearly
half are dental surgeons.
Incidentally, the population
has been decreasing. In 1970,
the population was estimated at
750,000 and in 1992 the official
census revealed a population of
717,452 persons. This means
that the dentist population ratib
improvement as observed in
recent years is partly an
l1 | 1 1, ih'.I 1 -,1nsillullt'
bod) ot denut-i', uuh as ,he
Dental.Council, with legislation
autonomy can foster long-term
strategies to develop the dental
department of the Ministry of
Health, in every aspect of its
.existence. Meanwhile, NGO's
such as Colgate Palmolive have
been rendering a sterling
contribution to oral health
among our children.
The depositions given for
the tenets of prevention as
being the best approach in
oral health have been
thoroughly explored and
proven. In the context of
Guyana's economy,
prevention which certainly is
infinitely cheaper than cure,
should therefore be
emphasised on national level.
For example, the cost of
installing and operating the
fluoride dispensing machines

he Dentist Advises
l~(i ggIaaijNi;EnCHI1 gB

at the three major wells in
Georgetown, producing
fluoridated water for 100days
a year is, estimated to be 65
per cent of the foreign
exchange being utilised

annually in the procurement
of dental materials for
curative procedures alone.
Remember that fluoride
reduces the incidence of tooth
decay up to 45 per cent.

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I am a 60 years old man who have never applied for a Pension .,
because I am still working.

However, recently I met a friend of mine who said I am enftled S
to Old Age Pension. Is it true that I can receive an Old Ag:--- 0]
Pension even though I am working?

Yes, you can receive Old Age Pension even though you are I
employed. Remember, Old Age benefit is paid at age 60 years,
either as a Pension or a Grant.

Please visit the nearest NIS Office to you with your Birth ,!
Certificate and any other relevant documents to support your I
name. There, you will complete an OAB 1 Form (Applicatton-fr--1
Old Age Benefit). -

For further Information, Please call the number stated below. I

1 Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call. I
C/O Ms. Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (AG)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Tel: 227-3461 -
E-mail: pr_nis@solution2000.net I
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NOT since November
9, 1908, when the
colony of British
Guiana introduced
the Dentists Ordinances to
recognize the practice of
dentistry here, was so much
national attention paid to the
profession as occurred on
April 7, 1994 when the theme
of World Health Day focused
on oral health. This year, on
April 7, World Health Day
focused on mothers and

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For many farmers, the
maintenance and
sustainability of an
ecological friendly
insect pest management
programme can be challeng-
ing in many aspects. Ever so
often there is the urge to
spray synthetic chemicals to
alleviate the problem but
while the results ma y be in-
stantaneous, there are tre-
mendous damages done to
the environment such as the
destruction of natural preda-
tors, water pollution etc.
Spraying of solanaceous
crops which include tomatoes,
boulanger and peppers can be
dangerous for human consump-
tion if the recommended appli-
cation of dosages, information
pertaining to harvest after the
use of chemical are not adhere
According to Christopher
Warui, VSO entomologist attach
to NARI, the management of
insect pests rarely relies on a
single control tactic and usually,
a variety of tactics are integrated
to maintain pests at acceptable
levels and minimize the chance
that insects will adapt to any
one management tactic. The goal
is not to Eliminate all pests, but
rather, to reduce pest popula-
tions to tolerable levels. Identi-
fying pests promptly allows
necessary and effective treat-
ments to be applied before pest
populations reach damaging lev-

For early identification of
insects the farmer has to put in
place a proper scouting mecha-
nism that will alert him in good
time before insect pests cause
serious damage to the crops.
Pest infestation will be expected
to be lower during the early pe-
riods after the floods but rapid
build up is anticipated as the in-
sects start recovering from the
devastation and will eat vora-
ciously at any green matter at
hand. Scouting targets specific
insects and select search tech-
niques accordingly. As well as
looking carefully at a random
sample of plants, scouts may
use other methods of sampling

such as sweep nets, ground
cloth or 'beat sheet', bright ad-
hesive-covered yellow and blue
cards. For some pests, adult
populations are monitored for
advance warning of egg-laying
and larval stages. Black light
traps are used to attract night-
flying adults. Adults of many
moths can be lured to traps by
manufactured pheromones.
The following therefore are
the main insects to be expected
on Solanaceous crops and a brief
description of their management

Coleoptera Beetles can be
recognized by their hardened
forewings and their soft hind
wings folded under the forew-
ings when the insect is at rest.
The mouthparts are well devel-
oped and capable of biting,
chewing and even boringinto
stems, tubers and leaves. Some
examples of beetles that are
solanaceae pests are:

Flea beetle, Epitrix pilosa,
E. spp,

The adults are brown mea-
suring. about 1.2mm. The in-
sects attack a variety of
solanaceae crops by gnawing
numerous small holes on leaves
but the lower epidermis remains
windowed. Considerable dam-
age may be caused when high
populAtions attack the plants
especially on young plants.


Fig 1: Adult Flea beetle

The adult females lays its



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eggs on the soil near the host
plants, and the larvae hatch af-
ter 5 days and invade the roots
of the plants. They pupate in
the soil and adults emerge in 4
to 5 days. A generation takes
about a month to complete a life

White Grubs and Cutworms

White grubs are the im-
mature stages (larvae) of
some beetles. Adults feed on
leaves of trees, whereas the
larvae feed on roots. Root-
feeding causes wilting, stunt-
ing, and death of the plant if
enough feeding occurs. Fe-
males lay eggs in dead veg-
etation on the soil surface and
in weeds, where moisture is
high. Young larvae feed on
the leaves of emerging corn,
whereas the older larvae cut
the plant off at the base

(hence the name "cutworm")
or bore into the plant. After
four or five weeks of feeding
the larvae pupate in the soil.

Fig 2: Cutworms


Cultural controls
If possible, all fallen
plant parts should be re-
moved and destroyed. Adja-
cent or nearby sequential
plantings should be avoided.
Crops should be deep-
planted immediately follow-
ing the floods and remove all
volunteer hosts plants and
solanaceous weeds near the
cropping area. Crop rotation
helps reduce populations. It
is best to plant deep-rooted
j legumes in rotation with sus-
ceptible crops. The most se-
vere damage occurs on crops
C that follow grass.

Natural enemies
Parasites and predators
play a role in the management

of the pests and chemicals car
be disruptive to the natural bal-
ance of pest: parasite relation-
ships as to cause an upsurge ol

True bugs, Hemiptera arn
sucking insects and can be
recognized by their froni
wings, which are leathery

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Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, April 01, 2005 Thursday, April 07, 2005

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 189.00 198.00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 197.00 203.00 204.00
DemeraraBank 195.00 197.00 20L00 202.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
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B. Canadian Dollar
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C. Pound Sterling
BankAverage 318.33 346.00 349.83 368.00

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E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
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Rate For Thur., Apr. 07, 2005
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participate in the management of the entire project cycle: project identification,
preparation, implementation and evaluation. In addition to this, he/she context,
he/she will assist the HoS in supervising and managing the following tasks:.
e The preparation of new projects establishment of terms of reference,
recruitment of consultants etc.
The start up of the projects
Monitoring of on going projects analyse annual project work plans and
Closure of the projects

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THE QUEEN, Candacie Franklyn is flanked by the runners-up, from left are fourth runner-up Chelan Yhap, first runner-up
Tatum Reis, second runner-up Asha Pieters and third runner-up Melesa Archer.

. -4 t .'410 definitely win the crown. First Born, calypsonian, Mighty and applause. She looked Hence, the crowd was in
'. There were low points as Rebel, and Trinidadian chutney stunning in her Derek Moore- an approving uproar when,
1 1 well, Ms. Franklyn says. When icon, Rikki Jai, were also well designed peach and gold gown after a 15-minute break, the
| she missed a turn or faltered in received, and immediately became a judges had decided that
her response to a question, she In the evening gown crowd favourite along with Candacie Franklyn had
thought that the end had finally segment that followed, Ms. pageant-veteran Asha Pieters, earned a place in the top five
p come and all her hopes of Franklyn was the first delegate who had earlier been favoured
Sv r winning were dashed. to appear onstage to loud cheers to win the title. (Please turn to centre)

verse 2005.
At the end of six months of
preparations the longest in
Guyana's excursions into the
field of pageantry the once
reserved young woman who at
times grappled with doubts
about winning the contest,
wowed the judges from the
outset and won not only the
crown, but also the prize for
thc b',: rlh>J b.Jd
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brnetine Ih, n-~w quen :-niid
"the ec.:hne his n:'It ,'et sunk
in but v. hen he Sunda-,
Chronicle inter i.-.d her linst
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here '
The 2 --: r--ld recalled
i.he hihpoin[t ,:t her [ujimi.ni .
...hen tie In. si -d particular
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CANDACIE Franklyn struts
her stuff during the
swimsuit segment of
Miss Guyana Universe
2005 at Blairmont
Community Centre
GrMinrl RerBirc.

During her training,
Candacie says she developed
very close relationships with the
other delegates who had become
like sisters.
In the long run-up to the
finale, there was an
intelligence segment aired
live on National
Communication Network
(NCN) and a swimsuit
segment hosted at the
Blairmont Community
Centre Ground in Berbice.
The delegates also appeared
at a fashion held at Anna
Regina on the Essequibo
Coast last December.
There were initially 18
delegates in the running for the
crown, but only 14 made it to
the Cultural Centre.
The contest began with a
bang as the beauties took to the
stage in their swimwear,
modelling to the beat of a
popular Spanish number.
The National Dance
Company then thrilled the
audience with several lively
well-choreographed dances amid
cheers of approval. The
subsequent performances by
Guyana's own reggae group,

toun II, Derl UIce.

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The Minibus Associations are presently in discussions, and operators would be duly
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HISTORY was cre
ated last Sunday
night when final-
year University of
Guyana Law student,
Candacie Franklin, a self-
confessed "tomr boy" was
crowned Miss Guyana Uni-

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Guyana Chroi

Dennis Roy Craig

1929 2004

By Petamber Persaud

EDUCATORS will always
find innovative ways to get the
message across. That's not to
say that traditional methods
have fallen short or have
failed the envoys. But gifted
educators feel the pulse of the
people and adapt accordingly.
Dennis Craig was such a
person who knew the impor-
tance of Creolese in the teaching
of Standard English as elucidated
in the following papers: 'Cre-
ole Languages and Primary Edu-
cation', 'Creole and Standard
English. Partial learning, base
grammar and the mesolect' and
'Language education in a post-
Creole society'.
This is how The Society of
Caribbean Linguistics described
Craig, "His work was seminal to

the development of appropriate
methodologies for teaching the
official languages in Creole soci-
eties." Although the idea was
not new (Beryl Loftman Bailey
said as much in her 'Jamaican
Creole Syntax' published in
1966), it was Craig who main-
tained the focus on the subject
throughout the region.
Craig also knew the use
and value of poetry in getting
to the heart of the matter.
Velma Pollard, a poet and lan-
guage educator, who knew
him well, said "concurrent
with all these activities, Pro-
fessor Craig wrote poetry",
experimenting with the purist
form of language. And he suc-
ceeded according to the cita-
tion read at his winning The
Guyana Prize, "There is a
simplicity and directness
about the language of Craig's
poetry which is refreshing; no
overblown descriptions or
loud assertions, rather a quiet
engagement with places and
people and ideas. To write
simply, as anyone who has
tried to do it will know, is the
hardest task of all..."
Craig was not afraid to use
both methods Creolese and
poetry. But first he laid the
groundwork with his seminal
publication, 'Creole Languages
and Primary Education', 1977
and other studies in education
that was to earn him a Personal
Professorship in 1978.
.... His poetry demonstrated to
the grass root what he posited

in his academic outpourings.
Stop and smell his 'Flowers',
his most anthologised and one of
the best-known verses through-
out the Caribbean. 'Flowers',
according to Al Creighton, "is
very well-crafted, well-structured
poem using a conventional
Petrarchan sonnet form." Or lis-
ten to the song of his roots in
'hear i/here i/rasta/far i/from Af-
rica/cut off/rootward/from ras/
forward I/i-wood/re-root/like
wood/turn tree/spread seed...'
The essence of the man and
his work was captured in this
poem 'words are the stuffs the
cow fed on/and that's why for a
cow, to ruminate/is to chew the
cud while for man/it's to turn
words slowly over in the mind/
the difference lies in discontent/
at lack of separation/which are
my words and which are yours/

and from them, how shall we ex-
tract/the juices of our proper in-
Dennis Craig was so engaged
in his work with literacy, lan-
guage and education that his
marriage to someone of like in-
clination was in the offing. To-
gether he and his wife, Profes-
sor Zellynne Jennings, 'nipped
in the bud' many shortcomings
in the teaching/learning process.
This man/wife combination is-
sued a consultancy, Education
and Development Services Inc.,
a Journal of Education and a
book of poetry, 'Near to the Sea-
shore', among other activities.
Educator, linguist, painter, poet,
Professor Dennis Craig was born on
October 22, 1929 in Regent Street,
Georgetown, attending the St.
Barnabas Primary School in the
same street before going on to the
Progressive High School in Upper
Robb Street.
Very early, he embarked on
a career in the field of education,
teaching for a while in various
parts of Guyana before heading
the Echols High School
(Demerara Bauxite Company,


As an external student in
1952, he passed the University
of London BA Degree in English
and French and in 1958 the B Sc.
Degree in Sociology and Eco-
In 1956, he left Guyana for
Jamaica, attending the Univer-
sity of the West Indies and
teaching at the Mico Teachers
In 1961, he was awarded
one of two Jamaican Common-
wealth Scholarships to the Uni-
versity of London, gaining his
MA in Education and his Ph. D
in Sociolinguistics and Language
Back in Jamaica, during the
years 1982 1985, he held a
number of key positions in edu-
cation before being entrusted
with the deanship of the Faculty
of Education across three UWI
In 1988, he returned to
Guyana, at the invitation of his
childhood friend, the then Presi-
dent of Guyana, Hugh Desmond
Hoyte, to establish and direct
the National Centre for Educa-
tional Resource Development
In 1991, he became the Vice-
Chancellor of the University of
Guyana, continuing his long and
illustrious career in education.
Alongside his teaching and
administrative duties, he pro-
duced copious numbers of pa-
pers and publications including:
'Learning English: First
Workbook with Teacher's
Guide', 1967
'The New Caribbean Read-
ers, Introductory Books' (with
Hilary Sherlock), 1979
'New World English' (with
Grace Walker-Gordon).
In 1996, to honour this great
son of the soil, the University of
Guyana Library mounted.an ex-
hibition of several of Craig's aca-
demic publications under the
title, 'Flowers'.
In 1998, Dennis Craig; uon
The Guyana Prize for hieciature
in the Best First Book of:Poetry
category with his 'Near the Sea-
shore: Collected Poems 1996'
submitted as a manuscript.which
later published by Literary Pub-
lication Series, Education and
Development Services Inc.
His wide range of poetry has
found its way into significant
publications like 'Bim', 'Carib-
bean Quarterly', 'Caribbean
Voices', 'Savacou' and 'Kyk-
over-al'. 'These :occasional po-
ems,' part of the citation on
Craig's winning The Guyana
Prize read, 'were just the out-
crops of a subslantial poetic ter-
Professor Dennis Roy
Craig died on ,February 29,
2004, but his 'flowers' of:pub-
lications and poetry will con-
tinue to bloom, fostering bet-
ter understanding among all
levels of society.

* Al Creighton's articles on Craig in StabroeklNews 2004
& 2005
* Material supplied Paulette Paul
* Online tribute to Craig
* Interview with George Cave

Responses to this author by Telephone '# 226-0065 or
e-mail: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com

teady to

the world!

(From page IX)

along with Pieters, Tatum
Reis, Melesa Archer and
Chelan Yhap.
When the five competed in
the first half of the intelligence
segment that followed, they all
gave strong and competent
answers to the questions about
their respective platforms.
In the second half of the
segment they were asked the
question: "If you were to win
the Miss Guyana Universe
pageant, what would you
consider to be your most
important role as an
ambassador?" The other four
failed to match the confidence,
articulation and exuberance with
which Franklyn presented her
In true courtroom fashion,
the budding lawyer elo-
quently replied by saying that
she would consider her most
important role as Miss
Guyana Universe to be pro-
moting Guyana internation-
She said she would promote
Guyana's eco-tourism since this
type of tourist market is not
prevalent in the Caribbean.
It apparently came as no
surprise to the audience when
Chelan Yhap, Melesa Archer,
Asha Pieters and Tatum Reis

were announced fourth, third,
second and first runners-up re-
spectively, while Ms. Franklyn
was declared Miss Guyana Uni-
verse 2005.
Former Queen Odessa
Phillips crowned the
Pageant Coordinator, Mr.
Odinga Lumumba said the
queen will receive a scholar-
ship and $1M in cash and
prizes while the first, second,
third and fourth runners-up
will receive $150,000,
$75,000, $50,000 and
$25,000 cash respectively, in
addition to other prizes.
Ms. Franklin says she is an-
ticipating a grand welcome when
she returns to her hometown in
the near future.
Franklyn is set to represent
Guyana at the Miss Universe
Pageant to be held next month in
Bangkok, Thailand, where she
will compete against beauties
from around the world. She has
about one month to prepare for
the prestigious event and says
she looks forward to the chal-
Her goal, she says, is to put
Guyana on the international
tourism map when she goes to
Thailand. She proposes to en-
lighten the other delegates and
others at the international pag-
eant about what her country has

to offer.
The newcomer to pag-
eantry says she is still ad-
justing to having her hair
and make-up done everyday
and being pampered every-
where she goes. These.
perks she says, have added
to her confidence and she
feels ready to take on the
world. (Timica Forrester)

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Community Centre Ground for the swimsuit, competition. At extreme right is the queen
Candacie Franklyn.



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By Terence Roberts



Si -of conemporay1woma

THE films of Monica
Vitti do not age with
time. There is little
or no reason to
categorise Vitti's films, which
are few, as items of relevance
only to the 1960's Italy from
where she originates, or to
white women.
Because Vitti's films first
appeared in the 1960s, her
popularity soared then, but even
though she never tried to be-
come, or remain, a popular 'film
star', and actually made less
films, until almost vanishing

Clearly, the two worked closely
together, understood each other,
and even agreed ohn their objec-
tives; but Vitti naturally had
something of her own which
Antonioni knew would make
his films a success.
What Vitti had was 'spirit'.
A compelling way of looking
beyond the camera filming her,
looking at something bigger than
'acting', something about life
that she was focused on, com-
ing to terms with, and convey-
ing. This was evident from her
first major film with Antonioni,

was once the lover of the miss-
ing girl. We eventually come to
realise that the film is showing
us how out own weaknesses
and jealousies often create a
need in us to get away from our
mistakes, and start over fresh.
From 'L'Avventura', Vitti
established her specific style of
appearance on the screen. Was
she obeying orders, or was it
what she wished to portray her-
self? Vitti's natural ease with
herself in these roles proves
that those half-wild, half-con-
trolled hairstyles, those simple

MONICA VITTI, the stunning Italian star of Antonioni's prize-winning L'Avventura.

from the screen today, her
legacy as an artist of the cinema
remains indelible.
Four films made Monica
Vitti a classic modern actress:
'L'Avventura' 1959; 'La Notte'
1960; 'The Eclipse' 1962; and
'Red Desert' 1963. Vitti's other
films, such as 'Modesty Blaise'
are delightful, comical and nice
to look at. But these first four
films, which are all available
with English sub-titles on video
and DVD and are expensive be-
cause they are precious film
classics, sum up the vital les-
sons of life this beautiful actress
gave us. Because these four
films were all made by
Michelangelo Antonioni. Italy's
outstanding film-maker, Vitti's
creative contribution to these
films has often been overlooked
-in-favour-ofAntonioni's genius.

'L'Avventura', a film which
caused an uproar and was booed
when it won the Cannes Film
Festival prize in 1960. What
had offended some, but caused
praise from others (whose opin-
ion really mattered), was really
Antonioni's total lack of regard
for conventional humdrum
storytelling; the film opens with
a popular girl of a wealthy fam-
ily suddenly gone missing while
on a seaside vacation, but unlike
the typical stale, predictable
films we have come to expect,
the film never continues this
theme, which has no follow-up.
Instead, Antonioni focuses on
Vitti and her girlfriend whose
adventures start when they
speed away from their wealthy
relatives and begin a life of self-
.questioning .in.the company, of
.a lonely architect/artist, who

elegant dresses and skirts, were
tools of her visual style. As
Claudia, the sensitive and caring
young woman who falls for the
lover of her missing friend in
'L'Avventurra', Vitti tells her
girlfriend: "Oh. how I wish that
everything were so much sim-
This desire and pursuit of
simplicity is explored with
care and sensuality in these
four classic films. In 'La
Notte', Vitti acting as
Valentina, the withdrawn,
witty and perceptive daughter
of an Industrialist, seduces
Marcello Mastroianni with
her quick mind, her style of
appearance, leaning by a win-
dow, coming down a stairway,
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(1) Construction of a.New Building Ascension Nursery School $12, 00

(2) Rehabilitation of Tucville Primary School $10,000,000
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The Ministry of Education invites pre-qualified Contractors/Suppliers to undertake and complete Works at
the following locations:

Name of Project Allocation of Project

(1) Construction of a New Building Ascension Nursery School $12,000,000
(2) Rehabilitation of Tucville Primary School $10,000,000
(3) Rehabilitation of St. Gabriel's Primary School $15,000,000
(4) Rehabilitation of Kingston Community High School $9,700,000
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(From page VII)
close to the body but
membrane-like at the tips.
Nymphs resemble adults in
shape but are often colored
differently and do not have
fully developed wings.

Green stink bug, Nezara
viridula, (Hemiptera:

Description and Biology
Stink bugs are the shield-
shaped bugs 1/2 to 2/3 of an
inch long. Eggs are barrel-shaped
and found on the undersides of

-.. Fig 3: Green sunk bug



leaves in masses of 10 to 50.
Nymphs are similar in shape to
adults, but more brightly col-
ored and patterned. Coreidae
bugs are dark-colored true bugs
with parallel sides. Three spe-
cies attack tomato, two of
which have flattened hind tibia
(lower legs).

Lacewing bugs, Corythaica
cyathicollis, C. monacha
(Hemiptera: Tingidae);

Fig 4: Damage caused by lacew-
ing bugs.

Phthia picta

Fig 5: Adult Phthia picta on a
tomato fruit

Management Option for Bugs
Cultural controls
Trap crops (cowpeas, beans
and cruciferous plants) may
have some value. The trap crop
should be sprayed before stink-
bug nymphs become adults.
Weed management in and around
the field prior to panting the
crop is important

Natural enemies
Several species of parasitoid
wasps attack eggs of bugs. In-
sect predators also consume
eggs. A tachinid fly parasitizes
stinkbug nymphs and adults,
and a wasp parasitizes eggs.

Aphids, Whiteflies, Scale In-
sects And Mealybugs
Members of this group can
be recognized by their mouth-
parts, which consist of piercing
needle like structures. All
Homoptera are plant feeders
and some are serious pests.
Aphids, white flies, and mealy-
bugs secrete a sweet substance
called honeydew on which
many ants feed. This sticky
substance also food for the
multiplication of the black fun-
gus called Sooty Mould. The
Homoptreran pests also trans-

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Thursday April 14, 2005 from 0900 hrs, "Want of Entry Vehicles" presently stored at the
Guyana National Industrial Company Inc. Wharf (GNIC), 2 Lombard Street, Charlestown.

The vehicles can be inspected from Monday 11th to Wednesday 131h April, 2005 from
0830 hrs 1500 hrs Guyana National Industrial Company Inc Wharf (GNIC), 2 Lombard
Street, Charlestown.

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vehicles purchased must be removed from the sale site within fourteen (14) days of
purchase. Vehicles not removed within the specified period will be forfeited. Payment
must be made in cash or Manager's Cheques payable to the "Guyana Revenue Authority".

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(a) Registration must be done by all prospective buyers at 0800 hrs on
Friday 8th April, 2005, at Guyana National Industrial Company Inc Wharf
(GNIC), 2 Lombard Street, Charlestown. Buyers must provide proper
identification at time of registration.

(b) Winning bids under G$100,000.00 must be paid for immediately.

(c) For winning bids over G$100,000.00, a twenty-five percent (25%) deposit must
be made immediately and the remainder must be paid by the end of the same

(d) Deposits and auction fees will be forfeited if bids are not honoured.

S,- - ./ KhurshiSattaur, .
j.. ::-: .. .. CaommisS-ioner-General

mit plant diseases, eg Tristeza
virus and Gummosis.

The Aphids, Aphis gossypii
(Homoptera: Aphididae)

Description and Biology

Aphids are soft-bodied,
sucking insects that can rapidly
colonize plants due to their
short generation time. Adults
are delicate, pear- or spindle-
shaped insects with a posterior
pair of tubes (cornicles), which
project upward and backward
from the dorsal surface of the
abdomen and which are used for
excreting a defensive fluid.

Fig 6: An Aphid

Management Options for

For tomatoes when plants
have two or fewer true leaves,

examine six plants per sample
for aphids. If plants have more
than three leaves but are not yet
blooming, examine the terminal
three leaflets trifoliatee) of the
third expanded leaf from the top
of the main stem. After bloom,
examine the terminal trifoliate of
the seventh leaf from the tip of
any branch.
Insecticides will not slow
the spread of most aphid-trans-
mitted plant viruses. Certain
mineral oil formulations, if ap-
plied strictly according to the
label before 5%-10% infection,
may delay spread of these vi-
ruses by interfering with the at-
tachment of virus to the aphid's

Natural enemies
Parasitic wasps, ladybird
beetles, syrphid fly larvae, and
lacewing larvae attack aphids
that reproduce on the crop. In
humid weather, fungi may kill
many aphids.

Whitefly, Bemisia Tabacii
(Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)


The Whitefly is approxi-
mately 1/16 of an inch in length,
and has powdery white wings
held tent-like over a-yellow
body while at rest. Whiteflies are
usually found on the undersides
of leaves, often in pairs. Males
are smaller than females.
A mobile first instar or
crawler stage hatches from the-
egg and settles on the leaf. It
then develops through immobile
second, third, and fourth instars,
which look like semi-transpar-
ent, flat, oval scales. The fourth
instar is more yellow and more

easily seen without the aid of a
hand lens, typically has very
distinct eyespots, and is re-
ferred to as, a "red-eyed

Fig 7: Whiteflies on the under
surface of a Tomato leaf

Whiteflies can reach high
numbers on tomato and eggplant
but is rarely a problem on pep-
pers. Generally, whitefly popu-
lations are highest during the
rains although, the number of
whiteflies carrying virus is usu-
ally higher in the dry season.
The whitefly is less often a
problem but may reach damag-
ing numbers in summer. Tomato
yellow leaf curl virus causes
problems in all tomato-growing

Management Option for
Scouting/ thresholds
When plants have three or
fewer true leaves, examine six
plants per sample for adult
whiteflies. If plants have more
than three leaves, examine the
terminal leaflet of the third leaf
from the top of the stalk. For
nymphs, examine a terminal leaf-
let from the third leaf from the
top until seven leaves are
present and from the seventh
leaf from the top thereafter.




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(From page VI)
very well have led the jury into a state of confusion as to
what the defence of No. 1 appellant really was and might
very well have resulted in a miscarriage of justice.
"In his attempt to explain to the jury what the No. 1 ap-
penam ncMaiL wn1u WL MWKr!pl-pM- > r- -
her' the trial judge could very well had conveyed to the jury
the impression that the defence was one of consent, and there-
fore that this appellant was admitting having had sexual inter-
course with the victim on the day in question which was not
his defence.
"In dealing with two letters which the defence had tendered
through the victim at the trial, the trial judge had suggested to
the jury that they were indicative of consent by the victim. The
defence was not one of consent but it was an alibi.
"In fact, the purpose of tendering the letters was to dis-
credit the witness and to ask the jury to conclude that she was
not a witness of truth. In his treatment of those letters, the
trial judge must have conveyed to the jury the impression that
the defence was suggesting that it was a case of consent which
distorted the defence.
"The defence at no stage was contending that the defence
was that the victim had consented to the sexual act. It was an
alibi that he was elsewhere at the time of the Commission of
the offence", the judgment emphasised.
Dealing with the appeal of the No. 2 Appellant, the Chan-
cellor added: "As I said earlier there was no direction given by
the trial judge on the issue of identification nor were they given
any direction on the concept of acting in concert. The latter
aspect is very important and will play a crucial part in the de-
termination of the appeal of the second named appellant.
"There is a further defect in the summing up as the trial
judge had failed to direct the jury as to the approach they should
take in considering a previous inconsistent statement made by
the victim at the Preliminary Inquiry on an important aspect of
the case.
"Magistrate Roy, who had conducted the Preliminary In-
quiry into this matter, had testified at the trial that the victim
had told him at the said Preliminary Inquiry inter alia:
"I knew when No. 2 came in. I did not know anything after
No. 2 came in the bedroom."
Chancellor Kennard noted that according to that state-
ment the second named appellant did nothing to the vic-
tim after he had entered the bedroom where the sexual
assault had taken place.
That statement is to be contrasted with her-evidence at the
trial where she had stated inter alia.
"I saw Rakesh (No. 2 appellant) entering the room. Kama
opened the door for him. Whilst Shazam (No. 1 appellant) was
holding my hands on the bed, Rakesh took off his pants and he
took his erect penis and put it in my vagina. Whilst he was
having sex with me I had a black out".
Going on the Chancellor said, "It is quite clear that those
two statements are diametrically opposed to each other and this
called for a specific direction by the trial judge. He ought to
have directed the jury that if they accepted the evidence of Mag-
istrate Roy, then the victim would have made an inconsistent
statement on an important issue and in the absence of a satis-
factory explanation for this inconsistency, they should regard
her as an unreliable witness so far as that aspect of her evi-
dence is concerned.
"They should have been further directed that if they found
her to be unreliable on that aspect of the matter, they ought to
find the No. 2 appellant not guilty as there was no other evi-
dence linking him' with the commission of the offence. The di-
rections given by the trial judge were quite unhelpful as all he
told the jury was: "Well you have heard the Magistrate. The
Magistrate said he recorded what she told him."
The Chancellor observed that apart from that, whatever di-
rections the trial judge had given on previous inconsistent state-
ments left much to be desired.
Allowing the appeals on the grounds that the appellants
did not have a fair trial, the Chancellor said that it was a known
fact that sexual offences against women and children are on the
increase and the offence for which the appellants are charged
was indeed a serious one as the legislature had prescribed a maxi-
mum period of imprisonment for life on conviction for such
He added: "The prosecution's case is indeed a very
strong one as the two appellants are well known to the vic-
tim and the offence is alleged to have committed in broad
daylight. When all the relevant factors are taken into ac-
count, this is a case where justice demands that the appel-
lants be retried and I so order."

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Keith David
N THE glory of the cel
ebrations over the mag
nificent play by the
West Indies, I watch
with much amusement as
cricket fans looked to the sky
with great anticipation of
favourable weather. What was
interesting, and quite charac-
teristic of the cricket 'fever'
in Cnyana ,v-ciry(Iyears, Is
the theme 'Cricket for Rain'.
Such has meant for many
that the gods must have some-
thing -against cricket and
therefore, fill our skies with
rain clouds every time cricket
comes to Guyana.
In contrast, those of us who
would have experienced the
worst of the floods may be very
conscious of the future possi-
bilities and therefore find our-
selves being too gullible to the

many discourses of the day. One '
such point has implied that the
primary rainy season preceding
summer may in fact come very
early this year.
I wish to say, to you my
readers, that the rainy season
began at the signalling of the
eastern Equinox, last March.
There will be the usual transi-
tion three months after: in June. cricket season which is ex-
This end of March to June pe- tended to the.-Caribbean en.-
iod ncides with the spring incides with the period when
season in the North and the Fall inter-regional travel is most
season of the South. comfortable. This is the pe-
Yet further, and as we try riod, for countries in the
to understand the mystical North, of late Spring through
occurrences around the Summer into early Fall. At
cricket season, we must ap- the first end of this period
preciate that by virtue of (May/June) we experience the
most of the developed coun- peak of wet season.
tries being located in the As mentioned, the first
northern hemisphere, refer- rainy season actually
ences and activities reflect commences in March and ends
the dominating conditions of in June, but the peak and
the North. Subsequently, the subsequent heavy rainfall occurs



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very simple and can be found
along the path of the apparent
movement of the sun about its
equatorial journey. As the
concentration of the sun's
energy moves from the
southern hemisphere to the
equator, areas along this path
experience increased
temperatures, but the processes
of evaporation, condensation and
cloud formation which permit
precipitation (rainfall in
Guyana), continue and end long
after this apparent movement.
Hence, as the earth revolves
around the sun and the focus
of the sun's energy is on the
equator in the East,
thunderclouds can be observed
in the southeast below the
equator as if they were trailing
the focal energy of the sun to
the equator.
But this, as revealing as
it may seem, is only half the
story. The unpredictable
flashes of heavy rainfall as
commonly experienced in
Guyana is further compli-
cated by the large areas of
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(From page XII)
waiting to light her cigarette. She erases everything that
gets in the way between Mastroianni and herself.
What Vitti rebelled against in these classic films is the idea that
modem life makes our lives better, or more satisfying, by provid-
ing more fancy new objects and gadgets which divert our attention
from the more self-satisfying pleasures of the mind and body. Vitti's
female attractiveness contrasts with her melancholy and troubled
look in these films; it tells us that only men who share her concern
for a more simple and better world and personal life, can get by her
skeptical mind, breakthrough her cool exterior, and ravish her.
In the first scenes of 'The Eclipse', we see Vitti slowly walk-
ing up and down the apartment of her lover, who she is about to
break up with. The camera then shows-us objects, that xeflectthe_
-ac-w~ r i.-.vupi,. asutrays tilled with cigarette butts, empty
bottles, dirty glasses, used napkins, etc. Back in her own apart-
ment, the camera shows us what really excites Vitti: an invitation
to an art exhibition, or where is the right spot to hang an abstract
photo she just bought. When her girlfriend who recently returned
from living in Kenya invites her over to her apartment, we feel Vitti's
thrill and primal joy from identifying with a more 'primitive' and
simple, yet harsh lifestyle, as she remakes herself like an African
tribes-woman and prances on the bed with a spear in her friend's
African decorated apartment.
Vitti's roles in these four films share Antonioni's belief that an
interest in art which balances the powers of the mind and body
helps to guide us away from unessential interests. When Vitti meets
Alain Delon in 'The Eclipse', it is his hectic energetic role as a stock
broker witnessing the ups and downs of other people's finances
which attracts her to him. Delon remains himself, unimpressed by
money, while having to pursue it.
Vitti's femininity and sexuality, on film is expressed in loose
clothing, like towels, bathrobes, dresses and skirts, almost never
trousers. She delays a lot, tantalising, before being seduced, as with
Delon in 'The Eclipse', where in his bedroom, she feels some in-
visible person is watching before she explodes in passion. Later,
she phones him and when he answers, asking 'Hello, Hello?" des-
perately, she quietly puts the phone down on him without reply-
ing, preserving her feminine mystique.
'Red Desert' is the only colour film of these four Vitti classics;
it is one of the most beautiful and touching films ever made about
modem life. Vitti plays the wife (and mother of a small boy) of a
man in charge of an industrial factory. Vitti is emotionally disturbed
by the pollution caused by the job her husband does; this deep
contradiction -of earning a living from what is destroying the very
fabric of our earth, is the topic which made this film precious for
both the developed and developing world. Vitti in this film is at her
best, standing beautifully against scenes like abstract paintings, hug-
ging herself as if she were always cold, staring quietly and in di-
shevelled beauty at the sad world around her, and again finally giv-
ing into passion with the outsider who shares her feelings about
the modem world.
Monica Vitti's films answer life's problem with tenderness.


Sound Secondary Education.
Ownership of a reliable car.
Possession of a valid Driver's Licence.
Good communication skills.
Flexible working hours.

Experience as an Outdoor Salesman would be an

Application and Curriculum Vitae with two recent
references should be sent to:

The General Manager
Guyana Lottery Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 10189, Georgetown, Guyana

Only successful applications will be acknowledged.

Closing date is Saturday April 16, 2005.

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Invitation to the Public for Written Submission
The Age of Consent Bill 2004 (Bill No. 22/2004) has been committed to a Special
Select Committee of the National Assembly. This Bill seeks to amend the Criminal
Law (Offences) Act, Cap. 8:01, in order to increase the age of consent from thirteen
(13) years to sixteen (16) years. It also seeks to amend the Marriage Act, Cap. 45:01, to
say that a female of sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age may petition the High
Court forpermission to be married.

The Committee has begun its work but wishes to receive from members of the public,
individuals as well as organizations, their views on the age of consent.

The Committee is, therefore, extending an invitation to members of the public to
forward written submissions of their views on this matter not later than 15 April

Individuals and organizations who are willing to appear before the Committee to give
oral evidence should indicate this in their submissions.

All submissions must be addressedto:

The Clerk
Special Select Committee on the Age of Consent Bill 3004
(Bill No. 22 of 2004)
Committees Division
Parliament Office
Public Buildings

L. Coonjah
Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly
15 March 2005

Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Board

Invitation to Tender

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry of Agriculture invites tenders from suitably qualified
and experienced suppliers for provision of the following goods and services:

Supply of two mobile drainage pumps to the National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry of
Agriculture and installation of same with associated civil works.

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry
of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee of
five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each tender

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the tenderer and
marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for

Tenders shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday, 12th April,

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at
09:00 hours on Tuesday, 12th April, 2005 in the boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance at the above address.
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager of the National
Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority.
6. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the tender sum.
7. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance reserves the right to reject any
or all tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
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_opportunitiesto aid economic and social development in the countries of the Region.
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Provides support for preprogramming and programming missions, and actively
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Assesses the institutional capacity of executing agencies in coordination with the
Financial Analyst. Reviews reports prepared by Consultants with respect to
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Keeps in depth knowledge and a continuous follow-up of the most relevant matters in
the technical, economic, financial and institutional field affecting the assigned sector
or speciality.
Performs other functions pertaining to the Country Office as assigned by the
Education: Master's Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or
Experience: Minimum of six (6) years of professional relevant experience in the local
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Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for minor works to be undertaken by the Ministry of Health.
Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:
a). Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
(i) Carpentry and masonry
(ii) Painting
(iii) Plumbing
b). Construction and repairs to bridges and fences
c). Electrical Repairs and Maintenance to Buildings

Contractors are required to submit at the time of tendering:

1). A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It must be noted that
where a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company I/Firm the Certificate must reflect the
name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2). A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
3). Evidence of financial resources from banking institutions available to undertake works.
4). List of manpowerlresources.
5). Record of past performance.
6). List of machinery/equipment

Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelop, bearing no identity of the Contractor and should
clearly indicate on the top left-hand corner the areas of work to be undertaken.

Pie-qualifications should be address to:
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Health
Brickdam, Georgetown
and deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Health, Brickdam not later than 15th April, 2005 at 10.00hrs.
Contactors or their representatives may be present at the opening of the Pre-qualification.

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malignant, all have a malignant
Sebaceous Adenomas are
the most common. They arise
from oil-producing skin glands.
They occur in older individuals.
Cocker Spaniels seem to be
affected more often than other
breeds. These adenomas are
light-coloured, usually less than
an inch long, and present a
cauliflower-like appearance.
The surface of the skin may be
ulcerated. About 25 per cent are
low-grade cancers. Large
adenomas should be removed.
They are more likely to be
genuine cancers.
Mast Cell Tumours are
common in older dogs. They are
prevalent in Boxers and Boston
terriers. The average dog with a
mast cell tumour is about eight
years old. Look for these
tumours on the hind legs, lower
abdomen and prepuce (foreskin
of the penis).
Typically. they are multi-
nodular growths less than an
inch in length. About one out of
these is malignant. Cancer is
',more likely when growth is
tifapid and size is greater than one
"Inch. Pieces of malignant mast
;cell tumours can break off from
the parent mass and. via the
blood stream, be transported to
and lodge themselves in distant
Cortisone thereby may be
introduced to decrease
temporarily the size of mast cell
tumours, but the treatment of
choice is surgical removal.
An Epidermoid
Carcinoma is a
cauliflower-like mass of
tissue neoplasmm) or a
hard flat grayish-
looking ulcer that
does not heal. Its

size is variable. It occurs on the
feet and legs and sometimes
elsewhere. Hair may be lost
around the tumour due to
constant licking. This tumour is
malignant and should be
A Melanoma is a
malignant mass of tissue
which takes its name from
the brown or black pigment
usually associated with it.
Often it develops in a pre-
existing mole. You should
suspect melanoma when a
mole starts to enlarge or
spread out, becomes elevated
above the surface of the skin
or starts to bleed. Melanomas
are more common in Scottish
Terriers, Boston Terriers and
Cocker Spaniels.
A suspicious mole should be
removed. Melanomas spread
widely, often at an early stage.



Histiocytomas are rapidly
growing button-like tumours
that occur in younger dogs.
They are to be found most
commonly on the feet, face and
ears. In appearance, they are
dome-shaped, raised, red,
irritated-looking and painful to
the touch. Some histiocytomas
grow smaller and disappear on
their own in a few weeks.
Others may need to be removed.
Most of the above text has
been taken from a handbook
authored by Drs. Carlson and

Please implement disease
preventative measures
(vaccinations, routine
dewormings, monthly anti-
Heartworm medication, etc) and
adopt-a-pet from the GSPCA's
Animal Clinic and Shelter at
Robb Street and Orange Walk,
if you have the wherewithal to
care well for the animals. Also,
find out more about the
Society's free spay and
neutering programme by calling

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weekly feature giving recipes
tips on cooking in Guyana

| Radish Write-up

We recently discovered this these zippy, spicy. nutritious vegetable in
some of our local supermarkets. Radishes are highly underrated and
worth a try! When buying radishes, select those that are smooth
and brightly colored. They should be hard to the touch. Soft
or spongy radishes indicate an old product. Keep radishes
refrigerated. They will keep longer if you store them
with their tops trimmed.

Seven radishes have only twenty calories and they're
fat free, so they won't add to waistline. They also
fall within the guidelines of most low carbohydrate
plans as well. Low in sodium, radishes will provide
about 30% of your daily recommended allowance of
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S. .:2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup slices green bell pepper
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp INDI Curry Powder
V2 cup cream of coconut
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 tsp. salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
1 /2 cups quartered radishes
steamed rice (optional)

Serves 4


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smallbowl. Set aside.
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pepper, reduce heat and cook, stirring
frequently, until nearly crisp-tender, about 2
minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring
frequently, until shrimp just turn pink, about 2
minutes. Add INDI Curry Powder and cook
and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir
in cream of coconut. lime juice. salt. cayenne,
and reserved cornstarch mixture. Bring to a
boil, stirring constantly. Add radishes and,
cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is clear ,'`,
about 1 minute. Serve over steamed rice if

Curry Powder
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Karol Jozef Wojtyla

Before he became the leader of
the Roman Catholic Church,

Pope John Paul I

Friends in Wadowice, a
town of 8,000 Catholics and
2,000 Jews 35 miles southwest
of Krakow, called Wojtyla
"Lolek." He was born in 1920,
the second son of Karol Wojtyla
(pronounced voy-TIH-wah) Sr.,
a retired army officer and tailor,
and Emilia Kaczorowska
Wojtyla, a schoolteacher of
Lithuanian descent.
The Wojtylas were strict
Catholics but did not share the
anti-Semitic views of many
Poles. One of the young
Wojtyla's playmates was Jerzy
Kluger, a Jew who remembers
youthful soccer games, Catho-
lics versus Jews.
But in the predominantly
Catholic town of Wadowice, the
Jewish population was small.
Kluger said Wojtyla would vol-
unteer to help even the odds on
the playing field.
"There usually was not
enough Jews, so somebody had
to play on the Jewish team and
he was always sort of ready,
you know," Kluger said in a
2003 interview.
For the time and place, the
friendship between the two men

I was Karol Jozef

was unusual but they formed
a lasting bond. Kluger would
later play a key role as a go-
between for John Paul II and
Israeli officials when the
Vatican extended long-overdue
diplomatic recognition to Israel.
Indeed, Wojtyla became
the first pope to visit a syna-
gogue and the first to visit the
memorial at Auschwitz to vic-
tims of the Holocaust. In end-
ing the Catholic-Jewish es-
trangement, he called Jews "our:
elder brothers."

As a schoolboy, Wojtyla
was both an excellent student
and an athlete who skied,
hiked,; kayaked and swam in
the Skawa River. But death
hovered over the family, mak-1
ing itself felt first when an in-
fant sister died before Wojtyla!
was born.
It struck again in 1929i
when his mother died of heart
and kidney problems, just a
month before his ninth birth-
day. And when he was 12, his
26-year-old brother Edmund, a
physician in the town of

I t7

Bielsko, died of scarlet fever.
"I would say he lost his
childhood at 12, when he lost his
brother," said Szczepan
Mogielnicki, a childhood friend
of Wojtyla, in a 2003 CNN in-
terview. "There was no youth-
ful folly in him Even
Shen he played ,,..
sports, he %as
verx concen-
tra ed -
but ot .


had ..
a lot -- ...

son rl He
wa I, \e \ ':',c. i
noble person.
and he e\pic-sed
thing- in a 'eri noble
way, but there was no folly."
Wojtyla himself had two
near misses with mortality in his
youth. He was hit once by a
streetcar and again by a truck in

1944 while a college student.
The injuries left the otherwise
robust pope 5-foot-10 1/2
inches, 175 pounds in his prime
- with a slight stoop to his
shoulders that was particularly

cluding a dislocated shoulder, a
fractured femur, hip-replace-
ment surgery, the removal of a
precancerous tumor from his
colon and an attempt on his life
by a gunman whose two bullets
wounded the pope in the abdo-
men, right arm and left hand.
Wojtyla and his father lived
in a spartan, one-room apart-
ment behind the church, and the
father devoted himself to rais-
ing his son. He sewed his son's
clothes and had the boy study
in a chilly room to toughen him
and develop his concentration.
But the father didn't forget
about play. A friend remembers
entering the Wojtylas' apart-
ment and finding father and son
playing soccer with a ball made
of rags.
Mind and soul
Wojtyla's passions in those
early years were poetry, religion
and the theater. Upon gradua-
tion from Marcin Wadowita high
school in Wadowice, in 1938, he
and his father moved to
Krakow where he enrolled at
Jagiellonian University to study
literature and philosophy.
Wojtyla also enrolled
fi.e. in a drama school,
4L, founding an under-
ground theater
company %
". rnting and
ac ing in
p I a ;s
: hat
fre -
: dealt
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a n d
p ., -

p-ied in
p poe (r y
re d i ii s

aind literi-ry
: i d c u l ion
S, groups Friends
.!! s-a\ lie a, in inense
.. r'"" and gifted actoi and a tine
* ..* .'*', e',:-._.. simger
tice- "He was really talented,"
able when he was tired. said Danuta Michalowska in a
Even as an adult he was be- 2003 CNN interview. "He was
set by physical difficulties, in- Continued on
page three




MAY 18
Born in Wadowice
(Krak6w), Poland.
Baptized by the
military chaplain P.
Franciszek Zak.
Lived with his
parents at Rynek 2,
(now Via Koscielna 7,
apt. no. 4).

Attended the
elementary school for
boys, and then the
prep years of
secondary school
"Marcin Wadowita" in
which during all his
classes he achieved
top grades.

His mother dies.

Admitted to the State
Secondary School for
boys. "Marcin

His brother Edmund

Finishes the third
form of Secondary

His first student'
performances in
\Vadowice. during
Secondary School he

Continued on
page three

Pope John Paul II

1920 2005

1 ..u.e bur ,is remains in i e

ear,'d as a seed of ;inmortality -
our hearts are' full oJ sadness, yet
at the same time of joyfil hope

and proim-und gratiiiude. "...' .

NBIC wishes to express its deepest
sympathy to the Roman Catholic
community in Guyana and the rest of the
world on the loss of this great humanitarian.
May the legacy of Pope John Paul II, of peace, love and

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Pope JAMY,I aul P.,.

Karol Jozef Wojtyla

Continued from
page two


The priesthood

nism and champion of human
rights, a powerful preacher and
sophisticated intellectual able to
defeat Marxists in their own
line of dialogue."
^ According to George
Weigel, who has written exten-
sively about the pope, Wojtyla
demanded permits to build
churches, defended youth
groups and ordained priests to
work underground in Czecho-
Wojtyla was once asked if
he feared retribution from gov-
ernment officials.
"I'm not afraid of them," he'
he was named the auxiliary replied. "They are afraid of
bishop of Krakow. me."
When the Vatican Council II The
began the deliberations in 1962 Scholar Priest
that would revolutionize the

In spite of all his activities,
Wojtyla didn't slight his schol-
arly duties.
He wrote a treatise in 1960
called "Love and Responsibil-
ity" that laid out the foundation
for what Weigel calls "a modem
Catholic sexual ethic."
His second doctoral thesis
- "Evaluation of the Possibil-
ity of Constructing a Christian
Ethic based on the System of
Max Scheler" was published
that same year.
In 1969, the Polish Theo-
logical Society published
Wojtyla's "The Acting Person,"
a dense philosophical tract on
phenomenology that Wojtyla
discussed during a U.S. visit in
"All sorts of people turned.
up," recalls Jude Dougherty,
chairman of the philosophy de-
partment at Catholic University
in .Washington, where the talk
was held. "ll was extremely
well-received by people who
were familiar with the subject.
And those who weren't were
awed to hear a cardinal who
was ver) learned and very
\\eigel wrote that in 1976,
when Wojtyla was invited to
lead spiritual exercises before
Pope Paul VI at a Lenten retreat,
his first three references were to
the Bible. St. Augustine and Ger-
man philosopher Martin
In 1977, Wojtyla gave a talk
at a university in Milan called
"The Problem of Creating Cul-
ture through Human Praxis."

Habemus Papem
Continued on
page four



Continued from
page two
is president of the
Society of Mary; first
'pilgrimage to

Admitted into the
Society of Mary.

Receives the
Sacrament of
MAY 14
Completes leaving
exams at Secondary
Enrolls in the Faculty
of Philosophy (course
of Polish Philosophy)
at Jagellonian
University, Krak6w.
He and his father
move to Krak6w (Via
Tyniecka 10).
Academic Year.
While studying at
University he joins
the "Studio 38",
experimental theater
_group founded by
Continued on
page four

am -
self to
God's ser-
vice." .
It was.another
18 months, however, be-
fore Wojtyla began studying at
an underground seminary in
Krakow and registered for the-
ology courses at the university,
even though the Nazis were ac-
tively killing priests who op-
posed them.
"The rest of us, we were
like most intellectuals at the
time, practicing Catholics, but
our Catholicism was rather su-
perficial," Michalowska said.
"There was a distinct difference
between him and us."
He continued his studies,
acted and worked in a chemical
plant uAtil August 1944. But
when the Germans began round-
ing up Polish men, Wojtyla took
refuge in the archbishop of
Krakow's residence and re-
mained there until the end of the
He was ordained in 1946 in
Krakow and spent much of the
next few years studying he
earned a master's degree and
doctorates in theology and phi-
losophy before taking up
priestly duties as an assistant
pastor in Krakow in 1949.

i n .g
earned a
doctorate in
When the university's the-
ology department was abol-
ished in 1954, presumably un-
der pressure from the commu-
nist government, the entire fac-
ulty reconstituted itself at the
Seminary of Krakow, and
Wojtyla continued his studies
He was also hired that same
year by the Catholic University
of Lublin the only Catholic
university in the communist
world as a non-tenured pro-
fessor. The arrangement turned
Wojtyla into a commuter, shut-
tling between Lublin and
Krakow on the overnight train
to teach and counsel in one city
and study in the other.
He also founded and ran a
service that dealt with marital
problems, from family planning
and illegitimacy to alcoholism
and physical abuse. TIME
magazine called it "perhaps the
most successful marriage insti-
tute in Christianity."
In 1956, Wojtyla was ap-
pointed to the chair of ethics at
Catholic University, and his as-
cent through the church hierar-
chy got a boost in 1958 when

yet genial
Wojtyla has been described,
by all accounts, as a genial and
charming companion, a good lis-
tener and not above what TIME
calls "good-natured kidding."
Margaret Steinfels, the
former editor of Commonweal
magazine in New York, de-
scribed him as "a very brilliant
man, very intelligent and very
holy... extremely amiable and af-
fable, and wonderful to talk and
dine with."
He also was shrewd
enough not to let
his distaste for
communism show. His appoint-
ment as cardinal in 1967 by -
Pope Paul VI was welcomed by
the government. Wojtyla was
considered "tough but flexible"
and a moderate reformer, but an
improvement on old-school
hard-liners who were unalter-
ably opposed to communism
and communists.
Wojtyla bided his time, en-
gaging in a strategy that honored
Catholic beliefs and traditions
while accommodating the com-
munist government.
The Catholic Church in Po-
land served as an important out-
let for the expression of national
feeling. In his book "John Paul
II," George Blazynski wrote that
Wojtyla encouraged this expres-
sion in a form that did not "pro-
voke a brutal reaction by forces
within and perhaps without the
But he also proved to be
what Current Biography called
"a resilient enemy of commu-j

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Karol Jozef Wojtyla

Continued from
page three

.Alhiough he had e,,iblished
himself as a 'formidable intellec-
tual pre-ence aj ell a~ an
able administraior :nd fund-
raiser fe,' suspected that the
Sacred College of Cardinals
would choose \\'oli'l as the
next pope after the death of
John Paul I in September 1978'
Butl hen the cardinals
were unable to agree on a can-
didate after se\en rounds of bal-
loting. \VWi',, la \ a< chosen on
the eighth round Lile in the al-
ternoon of October 1 .
He reponedly formallI ac-
cepied ht' elecnon before the
cardinals vtuh tears in his eles.
(Associates sai the pope uas
an emotional man. and %as of-
ten mo,,ed o tears b\ children I
Wolti la cho-e the same
name as his predecessor -
whose reign lasted just 34 daos
before he died of a heart attack
and added another Roman
numeral in beconune the first
Slaxice pope He .;as .lso .[he
ylear stfl-el T17 a-,LaiiA VV1iWr-
15231 and. at 58. the soungesit
pope in 132 .ears
"I \\as afraid to receive this
nonunation." he told the crowd
front a bal.con\ oerlo..kng SL
Peter'_ Squ.ue. "but I did it in
the spirt of obedience to Our
Lord and in the total confidence
in His mother, the most holy
Weigel said that when
Wojtyla's election was an-
nounced, Yuri Andropov, leader
of the Soviet Union's KGB in-
telligence agency, warned the
Politburo that there could be
trouble ahead. He was right.
Less than eight months af-
ter his inauguration, Wojtyla re-
turned to Poland as Pope John
Paul II for nine cathartic days.
Huge, adoring crowds met
him wherever he went and were


an acute source of embarrass-
nent 0o the conmmlunist[ goern-
ment (fficall,. tile counir'
'., litheis i I a .I jalso suffer-
ing from food shortages The
pe pcadded to the authornmes'
di-conit b'.r renunding his tel-
lo,, Poles of thetr human nght-
"That ,,as the beginning of
the end of %\hat \%e call the So-
\ ie[ Empire." Robert Mo. nihain.

editor and publisher of the
magazine "Inside the Vatican,"
told CNN in a 2003 interview.
"I think he brought that empire
down, but not with missiles and
not even with economic sanc-
tions, but just by being a man,
by being a man of faith."
In the fall of 1979, the pope
flew to Ireland and celebrated a
Mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park
for 1:2 million people more
than a quarter of Ireland's popu-
lation at the time.
He continued on to the

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United Sates \%here hi sIIS 10to
Boston. NMlssachusett. Nev.
York, Philadclphia. Pennslia-
nia. Des ,Moine,. lou Chi-
cago. [Illnoti. and \\ashington
took on the trapping- ot rnajor
holiday ,
The Catholic Church John
Paul (I inhented in 197S uas in
shambles Reforms begun b\
the Vatican Council [I -.hook the

church to its foundation, and
the tumult within the church
could be compared to the tur-
moil in the outer world during
the 1960s era of peace, love
and protests over the war in
"The church went through
a tremendous crisis," says
Moynihan. "It knocked the
church to its knees. It lost one-'
third of its priests and a tremen-
dous number of nuns."
John Paul II embarked on
nothing less. than a restoration of
the church, one grounded in its
conservative tradition. His rejec-
tion of contraception and abor-
tion was absolute and unbending,
and his almost dictatorial man-
ner did not always play well.
"When he came to power
and he was elected, he realized
that one thing he had to do was
to restore clarity to Catholic
teaching. And he says, 'OK,
maybe they won't obey, maybe
they don't accept, but at least
they'll know what the church
stands for,'"' said Wilton Wynn,
author of "Keeper Of The Keys,"'
in a 2003 CNN interview.
"It's a mistake to apply
American democratic proce-
dures to the faith and truth," the
pope said. "You cannot take a
vote on the truth."
Hans Kung, a liberal Catho-
lic theologian who crossed
swords with the pope, told
TIME, "This pope is a disas-
ter for our church. There's
charm there, but he's closed-
In his opposition to contra-
ception, abortion and euthana-

sia, for example, he accused the
industrialized world of fostering
"a culture of death."
The pope also con
founded critics with
his insistence that
church doctrine prohibits the
ordination of women. In affirm-
ing his position in a letter to
bishops in 1994, he wrote in
uncompromising fashion that
"this judgment is to be defini-
tively held by all the church's
"The pope's conservatism'
on issues such as contraception
or abortion comes, I think, from
his view of women and what he
thinks their role and their sta-
tus in society should be," said
Mary Segers, a political science
professor at Rutgers University,
in a CNN interview from 2003.
"I think the pope grew up with
that. It's reinforced in Poland by
a fierce devotion to the Virgin
Mary as the patroness of Po-
However, his opposition to
the ordination of women priests
had its supporters as well.
"Catholics believe what the
priest is doing 'is, in a. sense,
representing the sacrifice of
Christ," said Helen Hull
Hitchcock of the Catholic group
Women For Faith And Family.
"He's standing in the person of
Christ. He represents Christ in
a way. And it makes sense then,
that someone who is represent-
ing Christ would be male, as
Christ was."

Epitome of piety
The pope often explained

himself % ith dense closely rea-
soned and deeply philosophical
enc)clicals. His et,' iclcals, let-
lers and other % ritings fill more
than 150 olumes
In 1094. the pope ,,rote
3nswers t-o %itten questions
posed to hint b Ihalian ournal-
ist Vittorto Nlesson. Messor
then edited them into "'Cros-
ing the Threshold i.f Hope," a
book that became a best-seller
n niani countrie-s.
Mant, obserers hae said
John Pauls record im nuted. -kl-
though the church has expanded
in Africa and Latin Anienca -
the latter accounts for about

ers in the industrialized siorld.
including Poland
His inilleibiln on issues
%v ith international ranufications.
- birth control in .frHca. for
c\amnple drevi strong ctiti-
cin ma u
"The church's refusal of
condoms even for saving lives
is absolutely incomprehen-
sible," Frenchjournalist Henri
Tincq told TIME "It disquali-
fies the church from having any
role in the whole debate over
But many are certain the
pope's papacy will be remem-
bered not for its shortfalls but
its achievements.
"You'd be hard pressed to
name any global- figure who has
achieved 100 percent of the
things they set out to achieve,"
said John Allen, a Vatican ana-
lyst for CNN and Rome corre-
spondent for the National
Catholic Reporter. "I think the
measure of success really has to
be sort of fidelity to one's own
vision and the capacity to make
that vision real."'
It is doubtful there has ever
been a pope who so success-
fully translated his strength, de-
termination and faith into such
widespread respect and good-
will. In a world of shifting.
trends and leaders of question-
able virtue, John Paul II was a
towering figure at the moral
center of modem life.
"This is not a pope who
looks at the public opinion
polls," said Father Thomas
Reese, editor in chief of the
Catholic weekly magazine
"America" and author of
"Inside the Vatican." "He
says what he thinks is right
and wrong from conviction.
And that's why people ad-
mire him. He's a man of in-
tegrity and prayer, even if
they don't agree with him."




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Tadeusz Kudlitski

Joins the Student
Society at the
Jagellonian University
tEucharistic and
a-haritvy section).
University military
trammgin camp at
Ozonmla. near Sadowa
Wiszna for Polish and
Ukraine students.
Second World War
Registers for the
second year
university courses in
Literature and

Meets Jan
Tyranowski. tailor, a
ran of profound
spirituality. shaped by
the Carmelite School.
Introduces Woltv'a to
the writings of John
of the Cross and
Teresa d'Avila.
Participates in the
underground theater
He earns a living and
forestalls deportation
and imprisonment. as
a stone cutter in
quarry at Zakrz6owek.

His father dies.
Receives into his
house the family of
Kotlarczyk, founder of
the live words theater
First presentation of
Kr61l Duch (The Spirit
King) by Jiliusz

Transferred to Solvay
chemical plant.
Begins clandestine
studies for the
priesthood in
Krak6w's underground
seminary; registers in
the Faculty of
Theology of the

Takes the lead role of
"Samuel Zborowski"
by Juliusz S3owacki
making his first
appearance on the
theatrical scene. It is
also his last
appearance in the
world of theater
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(Clandestinely; they
perform in the house
of a group of friends).
Hit by an automobile;
recovery in hospital.
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together with other
seminarians to the
Residence where he
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The Conclave




pope is elected

T he election of a new
supreme pontiff is
mysterious and that
rical, fixed in a cocktail
of ritual, prayer, and politics.
The most substantial electoral
happenings following the death
of beloved John Paul II will be
behind closed, doors in the
Sistine Chapel surrounded by
Michelangelo's Renaissance
frescos. The suspenseful selec- ..,. ..
tion will end with the urbi et
orbi message (to the people and
to the world) from the central
loggia of St. Peter's Basilica and
the installation mass of the new
father of the Church. The time
period in between, interregnum,
is uncertain and dynamic, par-
ticularly because the transition
from mourning to appointment
regards the life-long profession
of the legal and spiritual head of
the.world's most dominant reli-
At least 15 days after the Vatican city as seen in the nights
Pope's passing, but not more -
than 20, the conclave election adisors of the pope. specifi- nine days: reernng back to
must begin. Previously in the call chosen by him. Since ancient Rome, when the nth.
time of horse and buggy travel 1179. the right to elect the pope day of the month as consid-
it happened that some cardinals, ha; been granted exclusively to ered a day of service for the
especially the Americans, them The more modern con- dead i Note that the interreg-
missed the conclave because clae retermng back to the prac- num runi more than nine da's..
they could not get to Rome in tice oi locking the cardinal, in a but many still refer to the en-
time. Today virtually every room dunng otmng until a new tire period between the death of
member of the College of Car- pope is chosen. has evolved the pope and tlhe Start of the
dinals could be in Rome within o er time The term comes rorn conclave as the no'emdiales.,
15 hours if necessary. The Col- two Latin uords. cunm dclae, During the da. after the
lege of Cardinals as we know it meaning ith a ke ." and the death of the pope and the time
today is made up of 117 mem- practice %as intended to force the conclave actually tarts, car-
bers from all five continents and them to hurs up and aloid out- dinals are free to stay where er
61 nations. s'de mfluence as they are to be the like in Rome Once the
A college of electors of the guided by the Holy Spunt. conclave actually] begin'. cardi-
Pope is composed of cardinals Within this 15-to-20-day nalt .et up their sleeping ar-
of the Roman Catholic Church, span is a formal period of rangenents in the \acan hos-
excluding -those 80 years and mourning for the deceased John telr) In the past. cardinals lived
older. Cardinals are the closest Paul [1 called the noeimdiales in humble abodes within the


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Scripture: John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the Resurrection
and the Life, the one believing in me w ill
live even though he dies; and whoever
lives and believes in meshall neverdie." A

Key Thought: Jesus is life. He '
conquered.death and rose as the first-born
of many brothers. When we attach
ourselves to him in faith we rise to new
Prayer Response: We thank you Lord for you are the Resurrection and
Life, and in you we have life.
Decision: I will not give in today to anxiety, despair or discouragement for
these are the signs of death and I want to live my life in witness to the
Resurrection and the Life.
Petition: Come. Lord Jesus...


Vatican inside
Apostolic Palace, the large com-
plex on the north side of St..
Peter's Square. Their spartan
cubicles were erected with cots
and wash bins, but this time
they will stay in hotel-style
rooms in the St. Martha House
constructed by.John Paul II11 in-
side the Vatican.
In the meantime, the body
of 84-year-old John Paul has
been laid out inside the papal
palace since Sunday. less than
12 hours after his death, his
folded hands intertwined with a
rosary. The viewing ceremony
was a private one for cardinals.
bishops, church officials, and
prominent Italian officials while
over one million others filled the
square prayerfully watching on
television broadcast by Italian
networks. The public part of
the mourning for Pope John
Paul II began on Monday. The
Pope's body will be displayed
at St. Peter's Basilica for four
more days until the funeral cer-
emony on Friday.
On the first day of conclave,
April 18,'2005,'cardinals will

meet in the morning to celebrate
the Eucharist, then proceed to
the Sistine Chapel and vote once.
The Sistine Chapel will continue
to be closed the following day,
while voting is performed up to
four times per day. If no one is
elected in the first three days the
cardinals will pause for a day of
prayer and then hold seen more
votes, followed by another day
of prayer. If a two-thiurds major-
ity after about 12 da\. selects
no one, the cardinals ma. then
vole to elect a pope by a simple.
Traditionally black smoke
ha3 been the symbol that a pope
has not yet been selected based
on the practice of burning the
ballots after each vote. Now that
the smoke is chemically in-
duced, the message is still clear.
Black smoke will continue to
breath through the Sistine
Chapel chimney each day of
voting, indicating our need to
wait. White smoke will at last
indicate.that a new father of the
Continued on
page seven


Continued from
page five
Third year of
theological studies.
Elected vice-
president of the
student organization
"Bratnia Pomoc"
IFraternal Help) at
University. Serves in
this capacity until..
the end of May 1946.

Ordained a priest. As
on the preceding
occasions, he
received Holy Orders
from the hands of
Metropolitan Adam
Sapieha in his private
Leaves Poland to
begin studies in
Earns a licentiate in
With Fr. Starowieyski
he travels to France,
Belgium and Holland.
In the area of
Charleroi he carries
out his pastoral
activities with the
Polish workers.
JUNE 14-19
Defends his thesis
"The Problems of Faith
in the Works of St.
John of the Cross";
earns a doctorate in
Earns a master's
degree in theology at
the Jagellonian
University in Krak6w
(1942-1946). Earns a
doctorate in sacred
theology in the
Faculty of Theology at
the Jagellonian
University with
highest marks.
Archbishop Baziak
puts him on leave
,(until 1953) to
complete his
qualifying exams for a
university position.
Up until now he :
served as a chaplain
to the university
students (in St.
Florian's) aid' for
health workers. '
Faculty of Theology at
the Jagellonian
University abolished,
this faculty is then
organized at the
Seminary of Krak6w
where he continues
his studies. Catholic
University of Lublin
offers him a non-

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Continued from page six
Roman Catholic Church has heen choen.
Before the ho.', anrnouncrienti and tuiinng the \:,rinn pro-
ces-. the-balance of puoer in the Roman.n Catiihlic Church shifin
temporary to the anierlengo or ch.amberl.ri ,f the Vatican. The
tranisinon is tr.aiumoaic because since the nimreni of lohn Paul
[I's death on Saturday nighi. the pov.er LtrL[Lture thatt governed
the Roman Catholic hierarch. for the pat 2 -,ear, fell awaN.
Spanith Cardinal Ediuardo. Malnirn Sonij.-do tll be the admnnis-
raute. but not spin.i.il father ,:f the m:r.- ihan ..ne million Catho-
lic, unul a neu pope i elected. The cabtnc-i atnd ouhn Paul's in-
ner circle automaiieall', 10oI theli po.'.er. including liaiari Cardi-
nal .-\ngelo Sod.ino pre'.ioi', c an:.i SecretarN ot Siate. He '..%ill
ho.w.e'er pln', an important role in preparing;. for the ,oincla e.
Once a cardinal is elected actnc dean ,f the Collece of Car-
dinals. Monsignor Razinger. avill approach ihe ne, hi elected
pontiff and ask. Do ;ou accept i our canoriical elccunn as Su-
preme Pontiff"" From the moimeni the new Pope utters the \\ord
accept. iIl accept. as a canonical matter, he is the pope. A fewt
da, laticir the nev. pope \ ill celebrate a mass that symnibolizes
the b-egiimng of hji irurnistr'
Today there is a certain presidential aspect of the Pope's
uork and his election, as he i- called upon nou io be chief
executive officer of the Church, an intellectual. media star,
and hnl% pastor. Thc result ol the series of secretie cer-
emonies. public performances, and conclave rituals %ili soon
,hp the deslin) of nai ons. cultplr.,.zina ,ocip! oemenet s.

"You are Peter, and on
this rock I will build my
The pope has many official
titles: Bishop of Rome, vicar of
Christ, Successor to the Prince
of the Apostles, Supreme Ptn-
tiff of the Universal Church, Pa-
triarch of the West, Primate of
Italy, Archbishop and Metro-
politan of the Roman province,
Sovereign of the state of Vatican
City, Servant of the Servants of
God. The title Bishop of Rome
is the basis for the others: an in-
dividual is pope because he is
bishop of Rome (and thus the
successor of Peter), not vice
As wielders of the highest
power in the church, popes is-
sue authoritative doctrinal state-
ments, convoke councils, adju-
dicate legal questions, establish
dioceses, appoint bishops, and
perform a host of other func-
tions. Never in history have
these powers been exercised
more fully or broadly than at
The pope is assisted by an
elaborate bureaucracy known as
the Curia. After many reorgani-
zations, the Curia still retains
the same tripartite structure it
was given in the 16th century:
(1) congregations (administra-
tive committees), each charged
with a specific area of govern-
ment; (2) tribunals, to handle le-
gal matters; (3) offices, coun-
,cils, and secretariats, of which
the most important now is the
secretariat of state, which func-
tions as the chief organ of gov-
ernment. to which the others
generally report.
,, The',pqpe.-i 'elected by

the College of Cardinals
within several weeks after that preceded it. Although in
his predecessor's death. The theory any baptized male can
cardinals are sequestered be elected pope, the cardi-
into a conclave under an oath nals have not gone outside
to keep the voting a secret. theii" own number since the
This system, many times 16th century. Until then it
modified, has been in use was not uncommon to elect
since the 11th century, when as pope individuals who had
it definitively replaced the not yet received priestly or-
rather haphazard systems donation.



Continued from
page six
professorship which
he accepts.

Appointed Auxiliary
Bishop to Archbishop
Mons. Eugeniusz
Baziak of Krak6w.
Ordained Bishop in
the Cathedral of

published by the
Academy of Sciences
Naukowel of the
Catholic Liniversity of
Lublin: "Evaluatin oof
the Possibility of
Constructing a
Christian Ethic based
on the System of Maav
First edition of "Love
and Responsibility"
led. by TNKUL).

After the death of
Archbishop Baziak,
named Vicar
Leaves for Rome to
participate in the
first session of the
Second Vatican
Council (October 11 -
December 8).

Participates in the II

Continued on
page eight

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S/ of love tand peace live on.

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8 Pope John Paul II

CHRONICLE April, 2005

Cardinal Walter Kasper
Kasper, 71, is one of the few prelates
recognized outside the College of
Cardinals as a serious theologian. He
served as dean of the theological faculty
in Munster and later in Tubingen in
Germany. Doctrinally. he would be in
the Reform Parry camp on many
issues. In 1993, as a diocesan bishop in
Rottenburg-Sturtgart, he joined then-
Bishop Karl Lehmann of Mainz and
another German prelate in ssuing a
pastoral letter encouraging divorced and
civ illy remarried Catholics to return to
the sacraments. Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger rejected the letter. In 1999 he
moved to Rome to take over as
secretary, and eventually president- of
the Vatican's ecumenical affairs office.
He was elevated to cardinal in February

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Once the archbishop of Munich and for
many years prefect of the Sacred
Congregation for the Doctnne of Faith,
Ratzinger. 77, is one of the most
powerful men in the Vatican and is
widely acknowledged as a leading
theologian. Ratzinger has served for 20
years as John Paul U's chief theological
adviser. As a young priest he was on
the progressive side of theological
debates but shifted to the right after the
student revolutions of 1968. In the
Vatican. he has been the driving force
behind crackdowns on liberation
theology. religious pluralsm, challenges
to traditional moral teachings on issues
such as homosexualar. and dissent on
such issues as women's ordination. The
dean of the College of Cardinals since
November 2002. he was elevated to
cardinal by Pope Paul VI in June 1977.

Cardinal Ivan Dias
The archbishop of Mumbai. Dias, 68.
served in the Vatican diplomatic corps,
including postings in Ghana. Togo,
Benin, Albania. Scandinavia, Indonesia
and Madagascar. He speaks at least a
little of 16 languages. and he knows
global politics as few cardinals do. He is
also a rare theological conservative
among Indian bishops, known for a
more moderate stance. In a Vatican
address in November 2003, he praised a
priest who counseled women who had
abortions to give their unborn child a
name so they could anucipate "meeting
their baby one day" in heaven. He also
referred to homosexuality as a disease
of the soul. and said he prayed for such
people to be "'-cured of their unnatural
tendencies." He was appointed
archbishop in November 1996 and
elevated to cardinal in February 2001.

Cardinal Camillo Ruini
Another possible Italian candidate,
Ruini, 73, is vicar general of the Rome
diocese and president of the Italian
bishops' conference. A one-time
theology teacher, he is conservative and
close to the pope, and may prove to be
a compromise candidate upon whom
most cardinals can agree. He was
ordained a priest in 1954 and has served
as auxiliary bishop of Rome. He was
elevatedto cardinal in June 1991.

Cardinal Jorge
Mario Bergoglio
A Jesuit and the archbishop of Buenos
Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio, 68, is one
.. of the few cardinals whose background
-., is not in philosophy or theology. He
trained as a chemist before deciding to
become a priest. Ordained in
December 1969, he was elected the
Jesuit provincial for Argentina in 1973
and held the position for many years.
Bergogho is today close to the
Comunione e Liberazione movement.
Bergoglio is known for simplicity and
humility. In Argentina, for example, he
takes public transportation rather than
a chauffer-driven limousine He was
ele% ated to cardinal in February 2001.

Cardinal Francis Arinze .
The son of a Nigerian tribal chief,
Annze, 72, converted to Catholicism
when he was 9. He has spent the past
2) years in Rome, first as president of
the Pontifical Council for Interreligiou
Dialogue and currently as prefect of
the Congregation for Divine Worship
He has been instrumental in the
Vatcan's dialogue with Hindus,
Muslinms and Buddhists. His
theological positions range from
moderate to conservative, and he has
attracted attention for his blunt
comments In a commencement
address at Georgetown Umversity in
May 2003. Artrze said the fanuly is
under siege around the world. "scorned
and banahzed by pornography.
desecrated by fornication and adultery,
mocked by homosexuality, sabotaged
by irregular unions and cut in two by
divorce." He was elevated to cardinal
by John Paul 11 in May 1985.

Cardinal Christoph
An Austrian and one of the youngest
cardinals. Schonborn's relative youth
he is 60 makes him a long shot.
Schonborn is of noble heritage, and
some 19 members of his family have
over the centuries been archbishops.
bishops c-r pests. He speaks several
languages fluently, including French.
Italian and En2lish. in addition to
German. His heritage also might help
him hold his ou n alongside other uorld
figures, an important quality for a
potential pope. He was elevated to
cardinal in February 1998.

Cardinal Norberto
Rivera Carrera
Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera has
served as archbishop of Mexico, one of
the most complex archdioceses in the
world, since 1995. Rivera Carrera, 62,
is a traditionalist on doctrine and
' S -liturgy, and like many other Latin
-. American churchmen, he is a strong
advocate of social justice. His criticism
of globalization and political
corruption so annoyed Mexico's
.'{ Salinas government that it threatened
to adopt a law forbidding priests from
commenting-on politics. A conservative
on virtually all church matters, in
1990, he closed a seminary that he
Y charged was teaching "Marxism" under
the guise of libenationtheology. Carrera
S wapsrdained at24pand wa.selqvated to
S cVcdial in February 1998.




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Session of the
Second Vatican
Metropolitan Bishop
of Krak6w.

Papal Bull for the
appointment of
Archbishop of
Leaves for the III
session of the
Second Vatican
Council (September
14 November 21);
at its conclusion
makes a pilgrimage
to the Holy Land,
remaining for two

Participates in the
work on Schema
XIII, Gaudium et
spes on the Church
in the contemporary
world (Ariccia, 31
January 31 -
February 6; Rome,
February 8-13; Rome,
March 29 April 6).
September 14 -
December 8
IV Session and
solemn closing of
the Second Vatican

Commission for the
Apostolate of the
Laity is established;
Archbishop Wojty3a
is made President.
Present at the
celebrations of the
Millennium of the
Baptism of Poland.

MAY 29
Paul VI announces
the next Consistory.
Among the names of
the new Cardinals
elect is that of Karol
June 28
Cardinal in the
Sistine Chapel, by
Pope Paul VI -
titular S. Cesareo in

Takes possession of
the titular Church,
S. Cesareo in
Palatio, Rome.

Official address
becomes the
Residence in Via

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Cardinal Dionigi
Considered the most likely Italian
candidate to succeed John Paul II,
Cardinal Dionigi Tenamanzi is
considered a conservative moral
theologian. The archbishop of
Milan, Tentamanzi, 70, is moderate-
to-conservative on theological issues
and is rumored to have worked on
John Paul's encyclical, "Evangelium
Vitae." He is close to the
--conservative-Catholic orgamzaton
Opus Dei and published an article in
1998 praising Opus Dei founder
Jos& Mana Escnvdi de Balaguer.
Howeer, he also backed some of
the anuglobalizanon protests at the
July 2001 G-8 Sumnut in Genoa.
gi\ ing a speech to a meeting of
thousands of .oung Catholics in
which he said that "a single Afncan
child sick with AIDS counts more
than the entire unmierse." Ordained
at 23, he spent 32 years teaching
future priests and running
seminaries in Milan and Rome. He
was elevated to cardinal in February

Claudio Hummes
Hummes, 70, is the archbishop of
Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a member of
the Franciscan order. Born in
southern Brazil to German parents,
as a young bishop, he had a
reputaton as a progressive.
opposing Brazil's military regime
and backing worker strikes.
Hummes also allowed famous
Brazilian leftist Luiz Indicio Lula da
Silva. nov% the country's president.
to make political speeches during
Masses. Under John Paul 1I,
Hummes moved somewhat to the-
right, adopting a more traditional
theological stance and distancing
himself from political action. In
July 2000, when a Brazilian priest
suggested that condoms could be
justified to fight AIDS, Hummes
threatened disciplinary action. Yet
he defends the Movimento dos Sem
Terra (landless movement), arguing
that people should be encouraged to
organize themselves to defend their
rights. He was elevated to cardinal
in February 2001.

Pope John

While international media
attention will be focused on the
men who would be Pope after
the passing of Pope John Paul
II, little is known about his
predecessor and papal
namesake, Pope John Paul I.

Albino Luciani was born in
the Forno de Canale (now called
Canale d'Agordo) in the
Belluno province, region of
Veneto northern Italy.
He was educated in the mi-
nor and major seminaries of the
diocese of Belluno and ordained
a priest of the Roman Catholic
Church on July 7, 1935. Luciani
later received a doctorate in sa-
cred theology from the Pontifi-
cal Gregorian University in
Rome. He served as his
diocese's seminary vice rector
from 1937 to 1947, also teach-
ing students in the areas of dog-
matic and moral theology, canon
law and sacred art.
In 1948, he was named pro-
vicar general, and in 1958, vicar
general of that diocese, before
being made bishop of Vittorio
Veneto in 1958 by Pope John
XXIII. As a bishop, he partici-
pated in all the sessions of the
Second Vatican Council (1962-
1965). On December 15, 1969,
he was appointed patriarch of
Venice by Pope Paul VI. Pope
Paul raised him to the
cardinalaje on March 5. 1973.
John Paul dJecribed himself
as quiet. unasumin;. and mod-
est, with a \'arnm -ense of hu-
mor. In hi, notable .Angelus of
August. deliherel rn the first
da. of hiu,p,apc:,.. he rmpre-sed
the o'(k i,'Air h.'i natural
inendlini -. .* .... -

The Smiling Pope

He was elected on the third
ballot of the 1978 Papal Con-
clave. He became pope on Au-
gust 26, 1978, and died 33 days
later on September 28, 1978.
His papacy was one of the
shortest reigns in papal history,

resulting in the Year of Three
Pope John Paul I was not
in office long enough to make
any major practical changes
within the Vatican or the Roman
Catholic Church (except for his

abandonment of the Papal Coro-
nation). His impact was two-
fold: his image as a warm,
gentle, kind man captivated the
world. The media in particular
fell under his spell. A writer him-
self, he was a skilled communi-
cator. Whereas
Pope Paul VI
spoke as if he

the Vatican, however, he was-
seen as an intellectual light-
weight not up to the responsi-
bilities of the papacy. In the
words of John Cornwell, "they
treated him with condescen-
John Paul's quick death,
only 33 days after his election,
caused worldwide shock. The
official cause of death specified
by the Vatican was a myocar-
dial infarction, a common heart
attack. However, a certain de-
gree of uncertainty accompanies
this diagnosis because no au-
topsy was performed.
The Vatican's handling of
several events surrounding
the death provoked further
concern. The manner of his
death raised many serious

"What can we say of John Paul I? It
seems to us that only yesterday he
emerged from this assembly of ours to put
on the papal robes-not a light weight. But
what warmth of charity, nay, what 'an
abundant outpouring of love'-which
came forth from in the few days of his
ministry and which in his last Sunday
address before the Angelus he desired
should come upon the world. This is also
confirmed by his wise instructions to the
faithful who were present at his public
audiences on faith, hope and love." Pope


John Paul II

was delivering a
doctoral thesis,
John Paul I pro-
duced warmth,
laughter, a 'feel
good factor', and
plenty of media-
friendly sound
While he
may have im-
pFressd yebople
by his personal
warmth, within

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questions about the conduct of
senior Vatican figures. Even
those who believe that John
Paul I died naturally admit
that the Vatican in its han-
dling of the death behaved
with at best scant regard for
the truth or accuracy. For oth-
ers, the suspicion remains that
the 'smiling pope', who
charmed the world, died in a
highly suspicious manner that
'has yet to be explained, ad-
equately. ''"

Convokes the
Commission of the
Archdiocesan Synod-
of Krak6w.
Is elected to the
Council of the
Secretary General of
the Synod of Bishops.

Opening of the
Archdiocesan Synod-
of Krak6w.
Foundations of
Renewal: A Study on
the Implementation of
the Second Vatican
Council, which
reflects his efforts to
educate the people of
his archdiocese on
Vatican II, (Published
by PTT).

First meeting of the
commission of
experts on the
Provincial Synod
presided over by
Cardinal Wojty-a.
Audience with Paul

APRIL 17-25
In Italy, participates
in meetings
commemorating the
VII Centenary of St.
Thomas where he
gives a paper (April
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Franciszkanska 3. Up
until that time he
continued to reside
at his old lodgings in
Via Kanonicza 22.
During his visitation
to the parish of
Corpus Domini he
makes a visit to the
Jewish Community
and to the Synagogue
in the Kazimierz
section of Krak6w.
The Polish
Theological Society
(PIT) of Krakow
publishes "The Acting
Person" (Osoba i cyzn).

Consecration of
Stani3saw Smolenski
and Albin Malysiak.
MAY 29
Participates with
other Polish priests
in St Pleters at the
celebrations for the
50th anniversary of
the priesthood of
Paul VI.

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Raphael's rendering of the fateful meeting between Leo the Great and Attila the Hun.

Papal Parallel

ue t whatmanyhaveook at Pope St. Leo the Great

reierreu to as his ma
jestic spiritual pres-
ence, Pope John Paul II has
often referred to as a sort of
spiritual descendant of one
the greatest popes of antiq-
uity, indeed in the whole his-
tory of the Papacy itself -
Pope St. Leo I, or Leo the
Great. Had Leo reigned in

today's world of mass media
* and global communication
networks. Unfortunately
enough, even among Catho-
lics, Leo's great legacy re-
mains unknown and, conse-
quently, unheralded.
Leo's place and date of
birth is unknown but his pon-

tificate, next to that of St. Gre-
gory I, is the most significant
and important in Christian an-
tiquity. At a time when .the
Church was experiencing the
greatest obstacles to her
progress in consequence of the
hastening disintegration of the
Western Empire, while the Ori-

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ent was profoundly agitated
over dogmatic controversies,
this great pope, with far-seeing
sagacity and powerful hand,
guided the destiny of the Roman
and Universal Church. Accord-
ing to the "Liber Pontificalis",
Leo was a native of Tuscany
and his father's name was
The earliest certain histori-
cal information about Leo re-
veals him a deacon of the Ro-
man Church-* under Pope
Celestine I (422-32). Even dur-
ing this period he was known
outside of Rome, and had some
relations with Gaul, since
Cassianus in 430 or 431 wrote
at Leo's suggestion his work
"De Incarnatione Domini con-
tra Nestorium", prefacing it
with a letter of dedication to
Leo. About this time Cyril of
Alexandria appealed to Rome
against the pretensions of
Bishop Juvenal of Jerusalem.
During the pontificate of Sixtus
III (422-40), Leo was sent to
Gaul by Emperor Valentinian III
to settle a'dispute and bring
about a reconciliation between
Aetius, the chief military com-
mander of the province, and the
chief magistrate, Albinus. This
commission is a proof oi" the
great confidence placed in the
clever and able deacon by the
Imperial Court. Sixtus III died
on 19 August. 440, while Leo
was in Gaul. and the latter was
chosen his successor. Returning
to Rome, Leo was consecrated
on 29 September of the same
year, and governed the Roman
Ghurch for the next twenty'-one

Leo's chief aim was to sus-
tain the unity of the Church.
Not long after his elevation to
the Chair of Peter, he saw him-
self compelled to combat ener-
getically the heresies which se-
riously threatened church unity
even in the West. Leo had as-
certained through Bishop
Septimus of Altinum, that in
Aquileia priests, deacons, and
clerics, who had been adherents
of Pelagius, were admitted to
communion without an explicit
abjuration of their heresy. The
pope sharply censured this pro-
cedure, and directed that a pro-
vincial synod should be as-
sembled in Aquileia, at which
such persons were to be re-
quired to abjure Pelagianism
publicly and to subscribe to an
unequivocal confession of Faith.
This zealous pastor waged war
even more strenuously against
Manichaeism, inasmuch as its
adherents, who had been driven
from Africa by the Vandals, had
settled in Rome, and had suc-
ceeded in establishing a secret
Manichican community there.
The greatly disorganized
ecclesiastical condition of certain
countries, resulting from na-
tional migrations, demanded
closer bonds between their epis-
copate and Rome for the better
promotion of ecclesiastical life.
Leo, with this object in view,
determined to make use of the
papal vicariate of the bishops of
Aries for the province of Gaul

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Continued from
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of the Synod of
Bishops. Card.
Wojty-a, member of
the Synod of Bishops,
is relator on the
doctrinal section.
Visit to San Giovanni
Rotondo. (He was
there for the first
time during his
student years and
met with Padre Pio).

First National
Assembly of
Physicians and
convoked by Cardinal
Wojtyaa at Krakow
First meeting of the
new Council of the
Secretary General of
the Synod of Bishops.

MARCH 7-13
Gives the spiritual
exercises at the
Vatican, in the
presence of Pope
Paul VI. the
meditations from
which have been
published as A Sign
of Contradiction. He
returns to Krak6ow on
the 16th of March.
Card. WojtyV3a
presides over the
Polish delegation at,
the international
conference in Rome
for the preparations
of the new Apostolic
Constitution for

Receives a doctorate
honorss causa" from
Johannes Guttenberg
University, Mainz.
September 30 -
October 29
IV General Assembly
of the Synod of
Bishops. Is elected to
the Council of the
Secretary General of
the Synod on the 24th
of, October.

MARCH 12-17
Working sessions at
the Congregation for
Seminaries and
Institutes of Study.
During this same
time he is present at.
the ceremony in
which the pallium is
conferred to
Archbishop Tomasek.
MAY 16-19
Session of the
Council of the
Secretary General of
the Synod of Bishops.
Lecture on "Love and
Marriage" at the
Centro Intemazionale

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for the creation of a centre
for the Gallican episcopate in
immediate union with Rome. In
the beginning his efforts were
greatly hampered by his con-
flict with.St. Hilary, then
Bishop of Aries. Even earlier,
conflicts had arisen relative to
the vicariate of the bishops of
Arles and its privileges. Hilary
made excessive use of his au-


- In Leo's conception of his. Prosper, a Christian chroni-
,duties-as--supreme pastor, -the-clerwt;nftiiaboui455, gives the
maintenance of strict ecclesias- following simple account of
tical discipline occupied a Leo's famous interview with the
prominent place. This was par- king of the Huns, a man whom
ticularly important at a time the Church had dubbed, the
when the continual ravages of Scourge of God:
the barbarians were introducing "Now Attila, having
disorder into all conditions of once more collected his
life, and the rules of morality forces which had been
were being seriously violated. scattered in Gaul [at the
Leo used his utmost energy in battle of Chalons], took his
maintaining this discipline, in-
sisted on the exact observance way through Pannonia into
of the ecclesiastical precepts, Italy... To the emperor and
and did not hesitate to rebuke the senate and Roman
people none of-all the

Pope Leo the Great as seen in this medieval fresco

thority over other ecclesiastical
provinces, and claimed that all
bishops should be consecrated
by him, instead of by their own
metropolitan. .The pope as-
sembled a Roman synod (about.
445) and, when complaints
brought against by Hilary a
Bishop Celidonius could not be
verified, reinstated the latter in
his see. Hilary returned to Arles
before the synod was over; the
pope deprived him of jurisdic-
tion over the other Gallhc pro\ -
inces and of metropolitan rights
over the prince of Vienne,
only allowing him to retain his
Diocese of Aries.

when necessary
In his far-reaching pastoral
care of the Universal Church, in
the West and in the East, the
pope never neglected the domes-
tic interests of the Church at
Rome. When Northern Italy had
been devastated by Attila, Leo
by a personal encounter with
the King of the Huns prevented
hiomf marching upon Rome.
At the emperor's wish, Leo, ac-
companied by the Consul
Avienus and the Prefect.
Trigetius, went in 452 to Up-
per Italy, and met Attila at
Mincio in the viciniiN of

proposed plans to oppose,
the enemy seemed so
practicable as to send
legates to the most savage
king and beg for peace.
Our most blessed Pope Leo
-trusting in the help of God,
who never fails the righ-
teous in their trials -
undertook the task,
accompanied by Avienus, a
man of consular rank, and
the prefect Trygetius. And
the outcome was what his
faith had foreseen; for when
the king had received the
embassy, he was so im-
pressed by the presence of
the high priest -that he
ordered his army to give up
warfare and, after he had
promised peace, he
departed beyond the
The pope also succeeded in
obtaining another great favour
for the inhabitants of Rome.
When in 455 the city was cap-
tured by the Vandals under
Genseric, although for a fort-
night the town had been plun-
dered, Leo's intercession ob-
tained a promise that the city
should not be injured and that
the lives of the inhabitants
should be spared. These inci-
dents show the high moral au-
thority enjoyed by the pope,
manifested even in temporal af-
fairs. Leo was always on terms
of intimacy with the Western
Imperial Court. In 450 Emperor
Valentinian III visited Rome, ac-
companied by his wife Eudoxia
and his mother Galla Placidia.
On the feast of Cathedra Petri
(22 February). the Imperial
family with their bnlliant reti-

nue took part in the solemn ser-
vices at St. Peter's. upon which
occasion the pope delivered an
impressive sermon. Leo was
also active in'building and re-
storing churches. He built a ba-
silica over the grave of Pope
Cornelius in the Via Appia. The
roof of St. Paul's without the
Walls having been destroyed by
lightning, he had it replaced, and
undertook other improvements
in the basilica. He persuaded
Empress Galla Placidia, as seen
from the inscription, to have ex-
ecuted the great mosaic of the
Arch of Triumph, which has
survived to our day. Leo also re-
stored St. Peter's on the Vatican.
Leo was no less active in
the spiritual elevation of the
Roman congregations, and
his sermons, of which ninety-
six'genuine examples have
been preserved, are remark-
able for their profundity,
clearness of diction, and el-
evated style. The first five of
these, which were delivered
on the anniversaries of his
consecration, manifest his
lofty conception of the dig-
nity of his office, as well as
his thorough conviction of
the primacy of the Bishop of
Rome, shown forth in so out-
spoken and decisive a manner
by his whole activity as su-
preme pastor. Of his letters,
which are of great impor-
tance for church history, 143
have come down to us: we also
possess thirty" which were
sent to him. The so-called

Leonianum" is a collection of
oriiattns and prefaces of the-
Mass, prepared in the second
half of the sixth century. Leo
died on 10 November, 461, and
was buried in the vestibule of
St. Peter's on the Vatican. In
688 Pope Sergius had his re-
mains transferred to the ba-
silica itself, and a special al-
tar erected over them. They
rest to-day in St. Peter's, be-
neath the altar specially dedi-
cated to St. Leo. In 1754
Benedict XIV exalted him to
the dignity of Doctor of the
Church (doctor ecclesise). In
the Latin Church the feast
day of the great pope .is held
on 11 April, and in the East-
ern Church on 18 February.
Adapted from website,

Continued from
page nine
Stud! Famfglla (CISF)
meetlng'on the
occasion of the 10th
anniversary of
Humanae Vitae.
AUGUST 11-12
Present at the
funeral of Paul VI.
Conclave begins.
John Paul I IAlbmo
Luciani) is elected
John Paul I receives
Cardinals and Card.
Wojty3a in private
audience; 3
September, he is
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Former President of Guyana, Dr Cheddie Jagan greets Pope John Paul II. Guyana has had official diplomatic
relations with Vatican City for roughly a decade now. (Photo courtesy L'Osservatore Romano)



Pope John Paul II ushered in a new era
of the Papacy, a man who firmly rooted
himself in the doctrines of his faith,
while with his travels, equivalent to cir-
cumnavigating the globe several times tak-
ing that doctrine with, him all over the world.

Though his papal travels
never brought him to Guyana,
his papacy touched the lives of
many of his flock in this coun-
Bishop Francis Alleyne,
head of the Diocese of
Georgetown spoke about Pope
John Paul II.
"When I was a deacon in
1985, he visited Trinidad and I
was deacon at the mass and af-
ter the mass everybody got a
chance to shake his hand."
Bishop Alleyne said that he
got a chance to be in a public
audience with the pope again,
just before taking up his ap-
pointment in Guyana.
"Certainly," said Bishop
Alleyne, "I admired the stature
of the man. He didn't just say
things that you would expect a
pope to say, you sensed that
there was a conviction behind
it, that he was saying this out
of profound belief in what he
was saying...that he was com-
ing from a faith perspective."
Alleyne said that the Pope,
for example, always put for-
ward a message of peace and
this was something he held to
throughout not only his papal
career, but all his life. even meet-
ing the man who attempted to
assassinate him.
/'In that way, he appealed

to the whole world and that was
consistent, it was genuine. It
was persistent and consistent."
Bishop Terrence Alleyne
said that though it is hard for
him to judge exactly how his-
tory will judge John Paul II, cer-
tainly he was a great figure in
papal history.
M onsig nor
Montrose, the
Chancellor for
the Roman Catholic Church in
Guyana, said that leading up to
his death, local parishioners had
been praying for the ailing Pope.
"We didn't have a sense
that he was sick for a long time
not until quite recently when
there were signs that he would
succumb again. Throughout the
parishes, we have been pray-
Montrose recounted his
personal experiences with Pope
John Paul II.
"He became Pope about
three or four years after I be-
came a priest...I spent some
time in Rome, when he was
The Monsignor' was there
on the day when the Pope was
shot. Montrose said that where
he and has his colleagues were
was a distance of about a mile
and a half from the Vatican


"I ran all the way there." Of
course by the time Montrose
reached the Square, the pontiff
had already been taken into
emergency care. Montrose got
a chance to see John Paul, un-
der better circumstances when

the-Pope was havirn
ence with South Ame
in Rome.
"I met him a
when he came to coil
really interesting m
for the first time anm


Bishop Francis Alleyne.

ig an audi- him a little bit. He asked me
rican clergy where I was from and I said that
I was from Guyana and then he
year later, thought a bit, he closed his eyes
lege. It was probably he was trying to look.
meetingg him at the geography in his mind -
d talking to and then he blurted out 'Jim
Jones!' and I said, 'No,
-.--, Guyana."'"
Montrose said that his per-
sonal opinion of the Pope was
that John Paul II was a very
open person.
"I don't want to say very
ordinary but yes, perhaps
very ordinary. He mixed quite
easily. In fact when the Africans
were meeting him I "poped" as
That second time, Montrose
recalled he didn't get a chance
to enter a verbal exchange with
the Pope, courtesy of course of
the Catholic leader's elite secu-
rity team, the Swiss Guard.
"It was funny," recalled
Montrose, "I was walking to-
wards him and he was coming
towards me and some kind of
music was playing. He was
swaying with the music, and I
don't know what the security
thought but one moment we
were walking towards each other
then suddenly I was in the
crowd somewhere., nd he
passed by. The security was
something else: without touch-
ing me, I was just swayed
As a person, said Montrose,
Pope John Paul II was very
confident of the workings of the
Holy Spirit in his Life, certain

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present at the
ceremony of the
pontificate of John
Paul I.
Leaves for the
funeral of Pope John
Paul I.
Conclave begins.
Cardinal Karol
Wojtyla is elected
264t1 Pope at
approximately 5:15.
p.m. He is the 263rd
Successor of Peter.
Cardinal Karol
Wojty3a is elected
successor to Pope
John Paul I, the
264th Pope of the
Catholic Church and
takes the name John
Paul II .
John Paul II's
historic embrace of
Cardinal Wyszyski .
John Paul II accepts
the request made by
Argentina and Chile
for the Holy See's
mediation in solving
the controversy
between the two
John Paul II
addresses the
General Assembly of
the. U.N. in New

Pastoral Visit in
Zaire, Republic of the
Congo, Kenya,
Ghana, Upper Volta
and Ivory Coast (2-12
May 1980).
Apostolic Voyage 5
John Paul II receives
in audience the
President of the
United States of
America, Jimmy
Carter .

John Paul II receives
in audience a
delegation headed by
Lech Walesa of the
Polish Independent
MAY 13
At 5:19 p.m. a young
turk Mehmet Ali Agca
makes an attempt on
the Pope's life while
he was circling St.
Peter's Square before
his General
Audience. Severly,
wounded, the Pope
was operated on for 6
hours at Gemelli

MAY 29
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John Paul II and the
Archbishop of
Canterbury, Dr.
Robert Runcie at
the end of the
celebration in the
Anglican Canterbury
September 15
John Paul II receives
Organisation leader,
Yasser Arafat in
audience .

Papal Bull Aperite
portas Redemptori ,
announcing the
Jubilee for the
1950th anniversary of
the Redemption
Visit to thelRebibbia
prison and meeting
with All Agca the
Turk who made an
attempt on the life of
John Paul II on 13
May 1981.

Diplomatic relations
between the Holy See
nv-th4 +e.0 Unite-,-.

Bilateral and
multilateral relations
of the Holy See
Publication of the
Instruction of the
Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith
on certain aspects of
theology of liberation

Pastoral Visit in
Venezuela, Ecuador,
Peru and Trinidad
and Tobago (26
January-6 February
Apostolic Voyage 25
John Paul II receives
in audience the
Israeli Prime
Minister, Simon
Peres .

John Paul II and the
Dicastery heads of
the Roman Curia
meet with Bishops of
the Brazilian
.Episcopal Conference
at the end of their
"ad limina visit" (13-
15 March 1986).
John Paul II makes a
visit to Rome's main

Instruction Donum
vitae of the
Congregation for the
Doctrine, published 2
March 1987 on

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Monsignor Terrence Montrose (third from left) chats with
Bishop Alleyne during a procession last year.

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mat it would lead him along
the right .path, even if it meant
going against the grain of what
"He was convinced that our
work was not the work of the
world but the work of God.. .he
tried to teach that to the Church
and to world, and sometimes
people went along with him and
sometimes they didn't. He was
quite strong in his vision that
God is leading his Church."
John Paul's Moral forti
tude is something that
Fr. Keith Hardless a
prominent member of the
clergy in Guyana finds to
have been his most endearing
"When I came to Guyana in
1971, Paul VI was Pope then
and the Vatican[II] Council was
going on for quite a while. The

Church began what was like a ops in the Caribbean are actu-
freefall; all kinds of things be- ally friends with each other, and
oatoachbnna. there were all that there is greater solidarity
kndso experiments nemg tned, when it came to spiritual issues.
there was a terrific fallout of "And [at that time] we re-
priests. ally weren't the bad boys, the
I think what one of the first bad children, you know."
things John Paul did was to Hardless said that addition-
stop that. He made it harder for ally, the Pope also continued
priests to give up their the work of his two predeces-
vows.. .He came to stop freefall. sors in opening the image of the
He wanted to bring some order Church.
into the Church." "The Church before the
Hardless said that the situ- Vatican [II] Council was a for-
ation was frightening and many tress-like building. People
were beginning to wonder at the found getting to the Church a
time if anyone would be able to burden and the Council freed all
put a stop to it. that up."
Hardless said that the Hardless said that John
changes that the Holy Father Paul II was a profound thinker
intended to put into.place to fa- who possessed "his own phi-
cilitate his goals did not.affect losophy about life, and one who
the Caribbean Church. He said did not shirk from confronting
that what is almost unique hard, often painful issues.
among.bishops in any particu- "He brought that into the
lar geographical area is that bish- ^ Church," said Hardless, "He an-
swered questions that people

Father John Persaud in audience with Pope John Paul II.

were asking: he answered the
question about women priests;
he answered the -questions on-
abortions and contraceptives;
he wasn't afraid to confront
these issues and say 'This is
the Church's position on this.'
Many people would go along
with wanting to please and be
nice to everybody and be
everybody's friend and be
popular, but he was detennined
to speak, to bring a kind of
moral truth back into the
ather John Persaud,
Vicar-General of the
Didcese of
Georgetown, also spoke about
his encounters with John Paul
"In 1985," said Pesaud, "he
visited Trinidad and couple of
years after or thereabouts, St.
Lucia. I was present at both
conferences. In Trinidad I was
just ordained a deacon at the
time and then in St. Lucia I was
already priest. It was really
fantastic, electrifying; he cer-
tainly had a welcome that was
Caribbean. I remember Trinidad
so well, the whole stadium
erupted and this was after hours
and hours of waiting in the rain.
The people just came alive al-
though they were soaked to the
bone. Rain poured that day and
they were there all day, and yet
with a carnival spirit they just
erupted and welcomed him."
Persaud recalled that al-
* though the pontiff was visibly
tired on what was the final lap
of harrowing series of trips
around the globe, he still had that
energy to be able to reach out.
"I think every person in the
stadium left that day really feel-
ing that the Pope embraced him
or her personally, even though
you were in a crowd of people.
He had that way about
him...you always felt as if he
was speaking directly to you or
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respect for human
life in its origin and
on the dignity of
San Francisco, USA,
the Holy.Father ,'
meets with AIDS
patients at "Mission
Dolores Basilica" and
embraces a little boy
called Brendan.

For the first time, the
financial report of the
Holy See (for the year
1986) is published.
MAY 21
Inauguration of the
Dono di Maria shelter
in the Vatican,
entrusted to Mother
Teresa's Missionary
Sisters of Charity.

MAY 27
John Paul II receives
in audience the
President of the
United States of
America, George
Official visit of the
President of the
USSR, Mikhail
Exchange of official
representatives at
the level of the
apostolic nuncio and
special ambassador
between the Holy See
and the Soviet
During his Angelus
message John Paul II
makes an appeal for
peace in the Persian
Gulf, following the
invasion of Kuwait by

Letters to the
President of the
United States,
George Bush and to
the President of Iraq,
Sadam Hussein in an
attempt to avert the
Gulf War.
Official visit of
President of the
Polish Republic, Lech
Wa3esa .

Holy See recognizes
the Russian
Federation .
At the Angelus John
Paul II announces to
the faithful that he
will go to Gemelli
Polyclinic Hospital
that evening for
diagnostic tests. On
July 15, the Holy
Father undergoes

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embracing you.",
Persaud said that later on,
he like Montrose was study-
ing in Rome when he was able
to meet the pontiff, not once -
like the Monsignor but on a
few occasions.
"One time in particular
stood out, just prior to his visit
to Cuba. I was studying canon
law and each year one of the
tribunals of Rome, the Pope's
tribunals, the Roman Rota, the
year for it is opened by the
Holy Father and afterwards he
has a special mass for those
who attend. It's a very closed
affair in fact, open to a limited
number of people; I attend
that. Even though he wasn't
the celebrant of the mass, since
he was getting ready to visit
Cuba, he met us after the mass.
I met him personally again and
he held my hand for a very long
time and chatted with me. My
experience, like Monsignor
Montrose's, was that when
you told him where you were
from, he gave you the impres-
sion that he knew exactly
where it was... He was cer-
tainly a people's person, there
was this amazing thing that he
had about his personality. You
really got caught up in him and
he was a great communicator."
Persaud said that, to him,
one of the great impacts that
John Paul H had as Pope, was
that he brought the papacy out
of Rome and to the people, for
the first time, Persaud felt, in
"Even though there were
few popes before him who trav-
elled out Paul VI for example
addressing the United Nations
in New York this pope- cer-
tainly did it, he travelled the

world. Every corner of the
world had a sense of knowing
the Pope. He really came to the
people and that's why I think
we are now seeing the
downpouring of grief that we
are seeing at his passing."
Persaud said even while ail-
ing the Pope continued to reach
out, even to the recently held
Youth Summit in Canada.
"He had a special place in
his heart for young people. Ev-
erywhere he went he made spe-
cial time for them. They knew
him in a personal way."
Persaud said that John Paul
II's integrity placed him in the
position where he had the ear
and the trust of many world
"In a sense he was bigger
than just the Catholic commu-
It was not just members of

the local Catholic community.
who held Pope John Paul II in
high regard..
"I have always been an ad-
mirer of the Pope," said Angli-
can Bishop Randolph George in
an invited comment.
"He did a great deal to send
to the world the teaching of
Christ; by his words and his
own example."
George said that the tradi-
tional rift between the Anglican
and Catholic churches notwith-
standing, for the past half century
or so the"two have been encour-
aging closer ties with one another.
"For the past fifty years,
every Archbishop of Canter-
bury [Head of the Anglican
Church] has met with the reign-
ing pontiff," said George.
The Bishop said what he
expects in a post-John Paul II
era would simply be a continu-


While Pope John Paul and, by extension the
Catholic, has had his admirers, his detractors
have been just as many. Here are two differing
views about the Pope and the Church which
appeared in Guyana Chronicle the week the
Pope was buried.
TALKING about "reaching out" and witnessing to "others"
comes to mind.
But there is the other type of reaching out that interfaith
taught us. Pope John Paul 11 was a veteran in that.
"Dialogue, and not conversion, is the way to reach out'to
Muslims and the peoples of other faiths", was his way as realized
by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Professor of Islamic Studies at Hart-
ford Seminary.
So when Muslims are saddened at his demise and express
sympathy, .they ayqsincere reason to. The. late Pope .was up-,

ation of the good relations be-
tween Anglicans and Catholics,
in the hope of an eventual re-
unification of the two denomi-
Pandit Reepu Daman
Persaud, President of the
Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha
said that the death of John Paul
was a loss to not only the
Catholic. community but to the
entire world.
"He did not confine," said
Persaud, "his utterances and ex-
pressions to things pnly theo-
logical but he is known to have
spoken out on other issues. He,
for example, showed a tremen-
dous interest in the alleviation
of poverty, in improving the liv-
ing condition of the poorer
class. He also had appreciation
for young people's aspirations.
Those are sterling qualities
which show him in a great light."

Persaud said that he will al-
ways remember the Pope as
someone who believed in religious
_esxchanaes.ii__eious dialogue ...

one can pray at the same altar;
consequently, I believe that
people can approach the same
one God in different ways. I
truly believe that the Pope
shared that view and so he was
prepared to be responsive on
the question of multi-religion
and multiculture. The world is
plural and that is something the
Pope recognized in my view."
According to a release from
the Guyana Islamic Trust,
"John Paul II was widely re-
spected by Muslims who ap-
preciated his positive contribu-
tion towards international peace
and interfaith dialogue."
The release stated that
GIT hoped that "John Paul's
legacy of openness and toler-
ance will live on, and con-
tinue to influence the promo-
tion of cordial dialogue and
understanding between Mus-
lims and Christians. in
Guyana and further afield."


doubtedly Muslim-friendly.
As the Head of the Catholic world, he travelled to many Mus-
lim lands dunng his half-century tenure and endured many a harsh
comment from his opponents because of this friendliness.
In Morocco, he kissed the Quran in front of 50.000 Muslim
youths in 1989.
On the Iraq war, he publicly denounced such unfounded at-
tacks on the Muslims.
When chided by Israelis for being vocally sympathetic to the
Palestinians he didn't budge.
Along with scholars of Azhar, Egypt, the waving Pontiff ini-
tiated Christian-Muslim dialogue, calling for better relations
through mutual understanding.
He visited Indonesia in 1989 and Tunisia in 1986 and called
the Muslims his "brothers" when he condemned the war in Leba-
non. -
"In a world that desires unity and peace, but which

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surgery to remove a
benign intestinal
tumor. John Paul II
is released from
Gemelli Polyclinic on
26 July.

The Holy Father
dislocates his right
shoulder during a fall
at the end of an
audience in the Hall
of Benediction. He
spent one day at
Gemelli Hospital; his
shoulder is
immobilized for one
At Jerusalem, signing
of an agreement on
some basic principles
regulating relations
between the Holy See
and the State of Israel.
Following an
accidental fall on the
evening of 28 April
1994, which caused a
fracture of the right
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Father e

Father is recove&reaat
the Gemelli Polyclinic
Hospital and
undergoes an
operation. Released
from hospital on 27
May 1994.
MAY 22
SApostolic Letter
sacerdotalls [English,
French, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish]
-\,to the Bishops on
Reserving Priestly
Ordination to Men
Encyclical Letter
Evangelium vitae
[English, French,
German, Italian,
Polish, Portuguese,
Spanish] on the
Value and
Inviolability of
Human Life,
published 30 March
1995. Commentary
on Evangelium vitae
[Italian, Spanish].
Evangelium vitae and
law [Italian] .
Mary Ann Glendon,
appointed by John
Paul II as the first
woman to head a
Holy See delegation,
addresses the 4th
UN Conference on
Women in Beijing
(4-15 September

The Holy Father
celebrates Holy Mass
at St. Peter's Basilica
on the 50th

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experiences a thousand
tensions and conflicts, be-
lievers should foster friend-
ship and union among hu-
manity and the people who
comprise a single community
on earth. We know that the
Mother of God is greatly
venerated also by our Mus-
lim brothers."
(L'Osservatore Romano, Au-
gust 1985). He means Mary,
on whom be peace.
As Pope with a Muslim
audience, he challenged his
own Church standing on God
when courting the God of the
Muslims, Allah. That was
Muslims have to be
thankful as he was another
partner from Poland who op-
posed the atheist ideology
sweeping Europe and the
Muslim world.
The story of the Prophet of
Islam entertaining Najran Chris-
tians in his mosque came to
mind when we learnt that the
Pope was the first clergy of his
order to set feet in a mosque. We
must respect him and others for
King Negus salvaged the
Muslims in Ethiopia and re-
garded their faith with rever-
Until today we respect him
to the extent that his mention is
a blessed recital in the Quran.
Pope John Paul will be re-
membered in history for his ef-
forts in Christian-Muslim rela-
tions and more.
Like Heraclius, he too
wished reverence for the
The ancient Roman Em-
peror once said upon hearing of
Muhammad: If I should meet
him I'll kiss his feet!
Prayers? Each faith destines
its own rituals. But as a be-
liever we must be saddened
upon the passing of a soul the
wa\ Muhammad was at Abu
Ta b's death
We must pray: May Allah
grant better. Well the Quran
couldn't be more precise
when it yielded to this spirit:
5:82 ...and nearest among
them in love to the believers
wilt thou find those who say,
."We are Christians": because
amongst these are men de-
voted to learning and men
who have renounced the
world, and they are not arro-
Hoping the next Pope
strengthens this relationship of
love and justice.
A rightful legacy, isn't it?

MANY scientists were re-
ligious men and it was their re-
ligious beliefs that often in-
spired their scientific discover-
Religion, though, did not
treat a number of scientists very
well, for example, Giordino
Bruno, Nicolaus Copernicus,
Galileo d'alilei and Rene
Of Copernicus, who put the
Sun, not the Earth, at the cen-
tre of the universe, Martin

in 1633, ordered to recant, and
forced to spend the last eight
years of his life finder house ar-
About a century after
Galileo's death the Church re-
laxed its rules against discussing
the motion of the Earth, al-
though Galileo's Dialogue re-
mained on the Index of Forbid-
den Books until 1835. While
many have seen the condemna-
tion of Galileo as a typical ex-
ample of the struggle of the
forces of reason and enlighten-
ment against those of authority
and superstition, the Church has
moved steadily to reassess
His views on the relation-
ship between scientific research
and biblical interpretation have
been endorsed by the Vatican
since 1893.

teach us 'how to go to heaven,
not how the heavens go'
More than 300 years later,
John Paul II, paraphrasing
Galileo, said, "The Bible ...
does not wish to teach how the
heavens were made but how one
goes to heaven." The Pope's
point was that it would be a
blunder to use the Bible as an
elementary book of astronomy,
geology and biology.
Bruno, philosopher, as-
tronomer and mathematician,
propagated his beliefs in the in-
finite universe and the multi-
plicity of worlds, in which he
rejected the Church-approved
geocentric theory and went be-
yond the Copernican heliocen-
tric theory.
Denounced to the Venetian
Inquisition in May 1592 for his

Vatican square

Luther, founder of the Lutheran
Communion, said, "The fool
would overturn the whole-world
of astronomy" (A.C. Crombie,
Augustine to Galileo, 1961).
Copernicus' major work
was later placed by the Roman
Catholic Church on its Index of
Forbidden Books. No half-way
measures, those inquisitors.
Galileo, mathematician, as-
tronomer and physicist, was the
first man to use the telescope to
study the skies. He proved that
the Earth revolves around the
Sun and is not the centre of the
universe, as had been believed
from a literal interpretation of
scriptures such as Joshua 10:12-
13 and Psalm 93:1.
For his 'heresy' he was
tried by the Inquisition in Rome

* In 1979 Pope John Paql II
stated that Galileo had suffered
injustice at the hands df!the
church. A statement b ithe
pppe before the Pontifical Acad-
emy of Sciences in 1992 is! in-
terpreted by some as a rehabili-
tation of Galileo.
The Roman Church has
made its peace with Galileo.
However, many fundamentalist
churches might find it hard to
accept some of his views, such
as his conclusion that it is pot
the intention of the Holy Ghost
to teach us physics or 11s-
tronomy, or to show us whether
the earth moved or was at rest.
The purpose of the Holy
Ghost in the scriptures, as he ex-
pressed it in a remark, which: he
attributed to a cardinal, was' to

'heretical' theories, Bruno was
arrested and tried. In Venice his
trial seemed to be proceeding in
a favourable way; but then the
Roman Inquisition demanded his
extradition, and on Jan. 27,
1593, he was jailed in the Ro-
man palace of the Holy Office.
During his seven-year trial,
his defence did not satisfy the in-
quisitors, who demanded an un-
conditional retraction of his theo-
ries. He made a desperate attempt
to demonstrate that his views
were not incompatible with the
Christian conception of God and
creation. The inquisitors rejected
his arguments and pressed him
for a formal retraction.
Bruno finally declared that
he had nothing to retract and
that he did not even know what

he had to retract. Whereupon,
Pope Clement VIII ordered that
he be sentenced as an impeni-
tent and obstinate heretic.
On Feb. 8, 4600 the death
sentence was formally read to
him. Not long after, he was
brought to the stake, his tongue
in a gag, and burned alive.
Descartes, mathematician,
scientist and philosopher, also
ran afoul of the Church for his
liberal philosophy which was
considered a serious threat to
established religion. In 1667 the
Church placed Descartes' works
on the Index of Forbidden
Books, and the University of
Oxford forbade the teaching of
his doctrines.
Descartes gave us the Car-
tesian coordinate plane used by
all math students today. In
1619, one of Descartes' con-
temporaries, Lucilio Vanini, was
burned at the stake for daring to
give natural explanations of
miracles. During the tenure of
one grand inquisitor 2,000 per-
sons were burned at the stake.
(Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
gives an excellent account of the
scholars, doctors and other
learned honest Christians who
were put to death for daring to
disagree with the Church's
teachings and literal interpreta-
tions and misuse of Scriptures.
The Church finally ceased pub-
lication of the Index of Forbid-
den Books in 1966, and it was
relegated to the status of a his-
toric document.
We should be thankful that
intolerant religion has been
stripped of its. power to,,cen-
sor, imprison, torture, murder
and wage war. Today, intoler-
ant religion can only condemn
'heretics' to hellfire, not to the
literal fire at the stake. Were
intolerant religion ever to re-
gain that power, we might
very well see a repeat of the
Religionists have murdered
scientists; I have yet to discover
a scientist who has murdered a
Did I hear someone mumble
something about Judeo-Chris-
tian ethics, brotherly love, agree
to disagree...?



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anniversary of his
priestly ordination
with the diocese of
John Paul II receives
in audience the.
President of the
Council of State and
the Council of
Ministers of the
Republic of Cuba,.' -
Fidel Castro Ruz .

John Paul II receives
in audience Prime
Minister of Israel,
Benjamin Netanyahu. -

Opening presentation
of the Holy See
Internet Site.

Pastoral Visit to the
people afflicted by the
earthquake in the
Italian r-gions of
Umbria and the
MIarches. The Pope
Visits the towns of
-, nnifo,-Cesi and,

Meeting with the
President of Cuba;
Fidel Castro Ruz, at
the Palacio de la

John Paul II receives
in: audience the
president of Iran,

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President of Iran,
Seyyed Mohammad
Khatami .
World-wide television
coverage of the Holy
Father's message and
Urbi et Orbi [English,
French, German.
Italian, Portuguese,
Spanishl blessing for
the passage into the
Year 2000.
Jubilee Pilgrimage to
the Holy Land (20-26
March 2000).
Apostolic Voyage 91
[English, Italian I
Visit of H.M. Queen
Elizabeth H of England
and of H.R.H. Prince
Philip, Duke of
The New Fundamental
Law of Vatican City
State [ Italian,
German, Portuguese]
went into effect
(signed by the Holy
Father on 26
November 2000).
Following the
terrorist attacks of 11
September and during
the war in
Afghanistan, the Pope
before praying the
Angelus, invited
Catholics to a day of
fasting for peace ( 14
December 2001) and
invited leaders of the
world's religions to a
Day of Prayer for
Peace in the World in
Assisi (24 January
Apostolic Visit in
Toronto for the XVII
World Youth Day,
Guatemala City and
Mexico City (23 July -
2August 2002).
An honorary
citizenship of Rome is
conferred on Pope
John Paul II.
Presentation of
"R man Triptych -
M, citations", a book of
poems by Pope John
Paul II.
Beatification of Mother
Te esa of Calcutta.
2( 14
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Pu lication of the book
of John Paul II, Rise,
Let Us Be On Our Way.
November 4
Received in audience
Mr. Ayad Allawi, Prime
Mii sister of the Iraqi
interim government.

A Special


from GNNL

Publishers of the Guyana
Chronicle and Sunday Chronicle

The life of Pope John Paul II was one which
inspired millionsofpeople worldwide to live
their own lives with dignity, faith and above
all hope. While his passing will be solemnly
mourned by his flock, his legacy provides the
foundation on which the Church and the
World can build a better tomorrow.

The Pope stood out primarily because of
his moral fortitude, an inherent "righteousness"
that he would not compromise, yet still
managing somehow to act with a magnanimity
and a majesty that earned him the respect of
persons who, had his character been different,
would have been his opponents, by virtue of
his being at the helm of the Church.

It is our privilege therefore to compile this
Special commemorative supplement on the life
of Pope John Paul I1. We would like to thank
the major stakeholders, the advertisers and the
Diocese of Guyana %\ hose officials pro\ ided
in\ valuable assistance in helping u_, to put this
publication together.

The N lanag'enlent and Staff of the Guyana
Chroni.cle. in particular the Editorial
Departirient. % would like to omin in pi.a ing for
r1h sife pa,,.tge Of the M ,ul of PTpe c .1011 Pa.ul
li. and to paitlke in the cekbialtion of his life
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