Title: Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00111
 Material Information
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: May 6, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00088915
Volume ID: VID00111
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
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The Chronicle is at http://www.guyanachronicle.com

deliNy i led Lust in Translation The Rule-, of InfideliN Ifr.um To- States, where acknowledged rates of cheating came to 3.9
L USt In ur MSI!fIO n kIo 10o Tennessee." per cent of men and 3.1 per cent of women. But on a na-
On a world iale mrien in .-African countries from Tog to tional average, U.S. adulterers were much more likely to
NEW YORK (Reuters) Men in South Africa say Mozambique %ere most likely io hate taken another exuadl pall- beat themselves up o.er it.
a they cheat instead of taking second or third wives, ner in the last 12 months. iih js iman as 3-' per cent s ing the\.
Americans lament that lose has died in their mar- had been unfaithful in that time, according to data compiled h\ WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
riages. and the Japanese believe extra-marital sex Druckerman
'isn't adultery if they pay for it. While the French ina\ be the first to croncise illicit 'ex in nio\ -
S These are just a few of the cultural excuses for ies and books., only 3 8 of married men and 2 per cent of .omen in A t1
cheating on one's spouse as recorded by Pamela France admired to. ha\ ing affairs.
Druckerman. author of a new comparative look at mifi- They were outdone by the strait-laced citizens of the United -

Joint Services destroy

illegal airstrip
THE Army and Police were yesterday continuing a joint operation to destroy an illegal airstrip discovered near
was spotted in the area, official sources confirmed yesterday.

WOMEN wearing Madrassi Rumal (head gear) sit in a makeshift logie, or mud house, during Indian Arrival Day celebrations
at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, yesterday. The women are from Leopora, West Coast Demerara. They were in one
of many floats depicting various aspects of the way of life of the first East Indians who came here, beginning May 5, 18.38.
The celebration was organised by the Indian Religious, Cultural and Social Organisation of West Demerara. (Delano Williams

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THE Army and Police were yesterday continuing a joint op-
eration to destroy an illegal airstrip discovered near Orealla
on the Corentyne River after a foreign aircraft was spotted in
the area, official sources confirmed yesterday.
An Army officer said the Joint Services operation was launched
Friday afternoon and is expected to continue today.
Initial indications are that the airstrip may have been used by
a cocaine smuggling network and security officers were looking into
reports that persons armed with high-powered AK-47 rifles were
seen near the illegal airstrip.
Guyana Defence Force troops have been deployed in the bor-
der region with Suriname before on similar missions and destroyed
an illegal airstrip used by drug smuggling gangs about a year ago.
A source said residents alerted officials after they spotted an
aircraft that was "not local" in the area Friday and troops were
dispatched in the joint operation.
Men with AK-47 rifles have been seen around the airstrip at
the small community of Arabe, off Orealla, a community located
53 miles up the Corentye River overlooking Suriname, a source said.
Army sources added that a quantity of aviation fuel, cook-
ing utensils and personal hygiene items were also found in
the vicinity of the airstrip.

President to meet NIS

top brass on concerns
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday met residents of com-
munities in East Berbice and was apprised of issues affecting
them, mainly deplorable community roads and delays in Na-
tional Insurance Scheme (NIS) payments for retired workers.
"This is unacceptable and unfair. NIS should not use their poor
record keeping to deny people who have been paying their money
all the time...I will-meet with the entire senior managers and board
members next week to deal with this issue. All I want is for people
to get what they work for," the President promised.
The Government Information Agency (GINA) said Mr. Jagdeo
met residents of Gagaram and Cumberland, Canje, and was told of
the poor condition of the streets in these areas.
The President said he is cognisant of their concerns but more
pressing issues have to be dealt with first, the agency reported.
"We will have to.find money to fix this but the main road is
priority right now. Next week I would get the Work Services group
(of the Ministry of Transport and Hydraulics) to begin paving the
main road," the President told them.
At New Amsterdam, the agency said he checked on roads in
the town and expressed satisfaction with what he saw.
In 2005, the government unveiled a $950M street repair project
for the towns of Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) New
Amsterdam, Rose Hall and Corriverton.
Several streets in New Amsterdam were targeted for improve-
ments while the road network in Rose Hall town was also repaired
under a $600M contract, the agency said. Several other major road
projects were completed in the region while others are ongoing, in-
cluding the New Amsterdain to Moleson Creek road, it said.
GINA said President Jagdeo also met members of the Berbice
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Friday evening at the
Little Rock Hotel in New Amsterdam where he urged that they be
prepared for the challenges and opportunities that will come with
several major developmental projects.
Commenting on the discussions after the meeting, the President
said. "I asked them to pay attention to the challenges that will come
with the Skeldon modernisation project and the Berbice River Bridge.
I urged them not to be static in their analysis and to try to be a bit
dynamic; to explore what these possibilities will bring and apprise
their membership of what they can do."
The President, along with Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud also
met cattle farmers whose cattle graze on Guyana Sugar Corporation land,
and the company's officials at the Port Mourant Training Centre.
"We have to now work to concretise earlier discussions and see
how we can.assist farmers to prepare some new pastures so that
they can exit the part that Guysuco needs for the expansion
programme. In the next few weeks the Agriculture Minister will be
meeting with cattle farmers and Guysuco to work out a specific
plan. We at the Central Government will. help with some more
equipment to clear the land and have somewhere to move the cattle,"
the President promised.
Mr. Jagdeo was last night due to attend the Indian Arrival Com-
mittee mela at the Albion Sports Complex, as part of activities to
mark Indian Arrival Day yesterday.
President Jagdeo began a two-day visit to Region Six Fri-
day when he attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the
Port Mourant Training School, among other activities.

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Fatal highway crash:

Mother left waiting for breadwinner,

other says son found on roadside

THE mothers of the two
young men killed in the Fri-
day night crash on the
Soesdyke/Linden highway
are left with heartbreaking
stories of dedicated sons they
depended on.
Avinash Lall also known as
'Nash,' 20, of Lot 354 Third
Street, Herstelling, East Bank
Demerara, and Steve McKenzie,

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also known as Steve Ederson
Pratt, 19, of Lot'377 East
Ruimveldt. Georgetown. were
.killed when the vehicle they
were in collided with a parked
truck on the Socsdyke/Linden
Highway. Lall I was the driver of
the Toyota pickup.
The two were sub-con-
tracted to mobile phone com-
pany Digicel'.
The mother of McKenzie.
Jacqueline Pratt, whose tears
kept flowing, yesterday said she
depended on the money her son
worked hard for.
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waiting on last night from him
when I get the news," she told
the Sunday Chronicle.
She said her son, who had
10 siblings, worked with Digicel
even before the company was
formally launched.
One of his sisters,
Tamara McKenzie, said in
tears that her brother was al-

ways working. She said the
family had no problem with
him and added that everyone
who came to visit her mother
so far had shed tears.
Not far from this home live
two others injured in the accident
and admitted to the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
(GPHC)-Jermain Rodrigues, 19,

and Troy Scott, 20, both of Lot 424
East Ruimveldt, who are brothers-
The others injured were
Darnell Bob and Rawle Butters.
Zorina Lall, mother of Lall,
who was also in tears at the
time, said she was informed by
a former secretary of Digicel Fri-
day night that seven males were

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In grief, she said her son,

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She said her son \\ as found
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Digicel, in a statement yes-
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dened by the deaths of Lall and
The company said the
Calatel employees'. subcon-
tracted to Digicel, were return-
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Soesdyke/Linden High\ ay
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Three other passengers in
the car were injured and remain
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Lall and McKenzie in theirtiinK
of grief.
"Our thoughts and
prayers are with them at this
difficult time. Digicel also
wishes a speedy recovery to
the three Calatel employees
'who remain in hospital", the
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By Tansa Musa
YAOUNDE, (Reuters) -
Teams of-rescuers and villag-
ers combed thick tropical for-
est in southern Cameroon
early today for the wreckage
of a Kenya Airways passenger
plane which crashed after
takeoff in the central African
country, officials said.
The Boeing 737-800 air-
craft, which was carrying 114
people from more than 20 coun-
tries, went missing yesterday
after leaving Douala .airport
bound for Nairobi in torrential
rain. It was reported to have
come down in thick jungle:
Military helicopters backed
up by villagers on motorbikes
had searched a swathe of the
forest-covered terrain south-
west of the capital Yaounde
But they failed to locate the
plane, which initially set off
from Ivory Coast, before dark-
ness fell.?
"The crisis committee ... has
decided to set up several teams


made up of villagers to continue
the search throughout the
night," Placide Ndobo, a .local
government official in the south-
ern region, told Reuters.
Kenyan President Mwai
Kibaki said he had sent a high-level
government team led by Transport
Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere to
help the Cameroonian authorities
find out what had happened to the
"I wish to assure all that we
have put in motion a mechanism
to help establish the status of
the Kenya Airways plane,"
Kibaki said in a statement.
Kenya Airways Group
Managing Director Titus
Naikuni said yesterday the au-
thorities in Cameroon had
picked up an automatically gen-
erated distress signal from the
area where the plane went-miss-
Radar-equipped helicopters.
including one sent by. the
French military from a base in-
neighbouring Gabon, were fo-
cusing on an area between three
or four towns, a French diplo-
mat in Cameroon said.

The aircraft, which was
only six months old, was carry-
ing 105 passengers and nine
crew, including. Africans, Chi-
nese, Indians, Europeans and an
American. "
Kenya Airways said the
Douala control tower had received
a last message from the aircraft right
after takeoff. It had been due to land
in Nairobi at 6:15 a.m. (0315
GMT) yesterday.
Kenya Airways .has three
737-800s in its fleet and
Naikuni said they had not de-
cided whether to ground .the

By Jon Boyle
PARIS, (Reuters) France
votes today in a presidential-
run-off ballot that pits the
right-wing son of a Hungar-
ian immigrant against a So-
cialist bidding .to become
France's first .woman presi-
Combative former Interior
Minister Nicolas Sarkozy was
favourite to win after opinion
surveys conducted on the eve:of'
polling gave him a cohmrnanding

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) A tornado wiped
out most of a small farming
town in southwestern Kansas,
killing nine people and in-
juring at least 63, emergency
officials said yesterday.
The funnel cloud hit
Greensburg Friday evening,
smashing buildings, overturning
vehicles and knocking out com-
munications towers. Aerial tele-
vision news footage showed ru-
ins throughout the.community

10-point lead over Segolene
Royal, a regional leader and
former schools minister.
Polling booths across main-
land France open at 8 a.m.
(0600 GMT), but about I mil-
lion citizens in.. France's over-
seas territories and French resi-
dents in the Americas voted
yesterday in'a move to encour-
age voter participation.
In total, some 44.5 mil-
lion French voters are eli-
gible to cast their ballot.
Opinion polls giving an ini-

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of about 1,800 people.
Rescue workers were going
door to door, aided by National
Guard troops. Some residents
said on television that emer-
gency sirens had given them
about 20 minutes of warning
before the punishing winds
slammed into the town.
"There is the possibility of
others being found," said Sharon
Watson, a spokeswoman for the
state emergency management
agency, about the number of
people killed. "It's a significant
disaster in terms of an entire

tial indication of the result
are expected to be released
straight after voting ends at
8 p.m. (1800 GMT).
Royal will need a political
tsunami to sweep away her ri-
val and win the Elysee but
whoever triumphs, the election
marks a generation shift as in-
cumbent Jacques Chirac, 74,
bows out after 12 years at the
head of the euro zone's second-
biggest economy.
Today's vote is the culmi-
nation of a fierce.campaign in
which Royal warned that her
opponent would be a "danger-
ous choice" whose election
could spark.suburban riots.
Sarkozy's camp said she-was a
gaffe-prone lightweight, a tax-
and-spend Socialist unable to
keep her cool.
The two have offered con-
trasting visions of France.
Royal combined left-wing
,economic policies and a consen-
sual approach to social affairs in
a "change without brutality" re-
form package.
Sarkozy campaigned for the
"silent majority" of hard-work-
ing French people, vowing real
change with reforms that would
shake up a hidebound economy
to foster growth, jobs and
spending power and restore na-
tional identity.
He topped the first round
vote on April 22 with 31.2 per
cent of the ballot against 25.9
per cent for Royal. Turnout
was almost a record at 84.5
per cent.

town being nearly wiped out. It
is certainly a tremendous
amount of damage arid rubble."
She had no estimate on how
much property damage the
storm caused.
The tornado was "mas-
sive," measuring up to 1 mile
(1.6 km) wide, said Michael
Lacy, a forecaster with the Na-
tional Weather Service in Dodge
City, Kansas.
Winds were as strong as
165 mph (266 kph), he said.
In Washington, -White
House spokesman David
Almacy said "the President's
thoughts and prayers are with
the people of Greensburg and all
those who have suffered loss
and injury."
U.S. Federal Emergency
Management Agency director
David Paulison has spoken with
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius,
and Bush planned to contact
the governor later in the day, an.
administration official said.
Severe thunderstorms con-
tinued to move through the U.S.
Midwest and more tornadoes
are possible.
Greensburg's hospital and.
schools were destroyed. The
water tower next to the town's
main tourist attraction the
world's largest hand-dug well -
was knocked down, Lacy said.
The town.also boasts a 1,000 lb
(454 kg) meteor.
Eight people died in
Greensburg and one in nearby
Stafford County, Watson said.
The peak U.S. tornado sea-
son runs from March through
early July.
Tornadoes kill about 70
people on average in the United
States each year. The worst clus-
ter came on April 3-4, 1974,
when 307 people were killed by
148 tornadoes in 13 states.
The most violent single
tornado appeared on March
18, 1925, killing 689 people
as it ran from Missouri
across southern Illinois into
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Akon axed over dirty dancing

U.S. communications giant
Verizon has fired Akon over
the American rapper's crude
and sexually-charged dance
with Chaguanas teenager
SDanah Alleyne in Port-of-
Spain three weeks ago, a
number of Web sites reported
Fox News said Verizon
broke off with the hip hop star
"after he simulated the rape of
a 15-year-old girl on stage at a
show in Trinidad."
WorldNetDaily.com re-
ported Verizon's vice- presi-
dent corporate communications
Jim Gerace as admitting the
corporation had made a "mis-
take" partnering with the con-
troversial performer.
Verizon had promoted
Akon-as one of the musicians
on its nmobile-phone music ser-
vice, and said it would no longer
sponsor a.major tour in which
the rapper was the opening act.
: Verizon removedAkon ring
tones from its' Web site,
SWordNetDaily reported Fri-
S. d ay. .:. -. : ', -
Th&emove could cost Akon
millions of dollars, industry
; : commentators said in blog dis-
Fox News quoted Verizon
as saying: "This week the part-
nership ended. We have music
: services on our cellphone ser-
vice and we were promoting
him as one of the artists.
"The other part of the
sponsorship was the Gwen
Stefani tour. of which he was
an opening act. We are no longer
sponsoring the tour."
The Akon scandal broke
after an April 12 performance
S: at -Zen nightclub in which the
American rapper duped Alleyne
into thinking she was compet-
ing in an impromptu dance
competition to win a trip to Af-
S After the teen "won" the
contest, Akon announced the
Africa prize was actually him.
A video recording of the
American star dragging the
pastor's daughter across the Zen.
stage and simulating various sex
positions was circulated on the
Internet. ''
It caused a furore that
prompted Prime Minister
Patrick Manning to call for an

Alleyne would later
apologise, saying she got carried
Akon was labelled "the rape
rapper" by some Internet re-
ports, but his defenders
criticised Alleyne for her pro-
vocative dress and alluring
It was not the first time,
however, that Akon was re-
ported to have engaged in unin-
hibited dirty dancing on stage.
Tmz.com claims to have
"obtained exclusive footage of
Tara Reid getting the Akon treat-
ment during a party. at the
Sundance Film Festival."
WorldNetDaily reports:
"In his video for his hit
Smack Dat, Akon hits actress
Tara Reid on her behind and
then sandwiches her in a sexu-
ally provocative way be-.
tween himself and another

The son of Senegalese par-
ents, Akon served five years in
In late 2005, he was shot in
a shoulder when his manager
Robert Montanez was killed in
a drive-by shooting.
Akon professes to be a
Muslim and a believer and prac-
titioner of polygamy.
Ian Alleyne, brother of
Danah Alleyne, said he wel-
comed Verizon's decision to cut
ties with Akon.
He said, "That's a very
strong signal they have sent and
I fully agree with it."
Alleyne said, however, that
while the action has brought
little comfort to the family, it
would not put an end to the
He said, "We are now pick-
ing up the pieces and don't want
to go back on that Danah/Akon

Chavez to force steelmaker
to supply Venezuela

CARACAS, (Reuters) Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez said yes-
terday he would Issue a de-
cree forcing Venezuela's larg-
est steelmaker to supply the
local market, two days after
he threatened to nationalist
the foreign-owned company.
Chavez, who has taken over
utilities and oilfields this year in
a drive to turn the OPEC coun-
try into a socialist state, said he
would, tell the company, Sidor-
Ternium, his plan at an emer-
gency meeting with its top
shareholder from Argentina this
week. .
"If you do not agree, give
me it, I'll grab the company, I'll
pay whatever it costs, I am, not
going to rob you," Chavez said
at an event to form a single po-
litical party from the dozens of
groups that support him.
The man who calls Cuban
leader Fidel Castro his mentor
said he would pass the law for
Sidor -using powers Congress
gave him to rule by decree this
Chavez complained that the
company, which is majority-
owned by Latin America's larg-
est steel-making group,
Ternium, mainly exports its
steel, leaving Venezuelans to im-

port the,product from as far
away as China.
Venezuela's exchange con-
trols prompt some companies to
put a priority on selling prod-
ucts abroad to ensure they are
paid in a foreign currency rather
than the local bolivar, which
trades on the black market at al-.
most half its official rate.
Chavez, who calls capi-
talism an evil, said the com-
pany was violating the terms
of a deal struck with a pre-
vious government when it
was privatised.
"Before exporting a single
ton abroad, first you have to
guarantee me that all the
(Venezuelan) companies are
supplied," Chavez said yes-
terday. "I won't put up with
it any more. Enough of talk-
Chavez, who has mainly.
targeted U.S. and European
companies with his take-
overs, said on Thursday he
'was reluctant to nationalise
Ternium-Sidor because its
main investors were Latin
American. Still, the parent
company's share price fell to
an almost two-month low im-
mediately after his statement
on Thursday.

When Alleyne spoke to the
Guardian Friday, he said he was
preparing to go to Zen for
drinks with some friends from
Alleyne said no
organisation, local or foreign,
should endorse any performer
who conducts himself "on stage
or off stage" in the manner
Akon did on April 12..
"Government at the end of
the day must review our legis-
lation pertaining to foreign
artistes coming here to per-
form," he said.
"These foreign acts must
be scrutinised thoroughly be-
fore work permits are
"No ex-convict must be al-
lowed to come to Trinidad and
Tobago again and do what he
was allowed to do.
"This is not about
Danah... It is about protecting
every young girl from being
taken advantage of."

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Editorial )

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo's unequivocal declaration
of support last Friday for the future of sugar, a vital sec-
tor of Guyana's economy, was perhaps his way of ex-
pressing faith in the government's planned push for ag-
ricultural expansion and diversification with maximum
use" of .new 'technologies and modern
marketing techniques.
Coincidentally, while the President was pointing to
the difficulties facing the region's sugar industry and re-
lated negotiations with the European Union (EU) for im-
proved market access arid conditions for sugar, assess-
ment was taking place on the outcome of a Special Min-
isterial Conference on Sugar that concluded in Fiji on
He is evidently undaunted by the lingering differences
between the EU and sugar-exporting. countries of the Af-,
rican, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group on the chal-
lenges posed by Europe's new Sugar Protocol.
Consequently, the President spoke optimistically of
the government's determination to "reverse" the social
and economic deficits of the past, with a new, coordi-
nated and sustained strategy in agricultural expansion
and diversification as well as continued and more
.favourable attention being paid to the rising tourism sec- '
Guyana's delegation to last week's ACP-EC Special

Vision for agriculture

Conference on Sugar in Fiji was headed by Foreign
Trade Minister Dr. Henry Jeffrey. A statement would most
likely be forthcoming from him later this week.
Already, however, it seems that one of the very knotty
issues that could even involve collective legal action, if
necessary, by the ACP group of sugar producing coun-
tries, is whether the European Commission (EC)
will avoid including the new Sugar Protocol in the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement (EPA). currently under ne-
Sugar remains a critical pillar of Guyana's economy
and it is not without significance that Corentyne was
chosen as the region for observing the 50th anniversary
of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) training
In that region is the high profile US$169 million sugar
modernisation project that.,is nearing completion at
Skeldon, and which speaks to the imagination-for
sugar's future in the nation's overall economic strategy.
Plans for the development of bio-fuels'to reduce the
heavy and costly dependence on fossil-fuels, with etha-
nol production as the expected first step, must be viewed
within the context of the agricultural diversification strat-
egy programme.
President Jagdeo, currently shouldering lead respon-
sibility among CARICOM leaders for the region's agri-

cultural sector, would be expected to have a special fo-
cus on Guyana's role in the community's strategy.
There is a general recognition of Guyana's capacity
to provide leadership in the implementation of plans for a
drastic reduction in the region's huge annual food im-
ports of no less than US$3 billion.
This approach is linked to a cohesive partnership
process to achieve regional food security within
CARICOM, consistent with the vision for a seamless re-
gional economy.

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Cabinet 'coup in St Lucia

- Compton's challenge in fracas over Taiwan ties

not h'-i n g
short of a
diplomatic coup has
taken place within the
less. than five-month old
St Lucia government of
Prime Minister Sir
John Compton.
It involves the de fact
replacement last week of
some ten years of diplomatic
ties with the People's Re-
public of China in favour ofl
a return to Taiwan via a
highly controversial route
charted by a faction within
Compton'.s cabinet.
Foreign Minister Rufus
Bousqtcet once sacked from
cabinet in a previous Complon
.administration under controver-
sial ciiicuilstances hias
emerged as primary coordinator

Minister of Housing and Loi
Government Rich 1 rederi

of the'pro-Taiwanese wing.
His team-mates include
Minister of Housing and Lo-
cal Governiment- Richard
Frederick. himself the focus
iof much controversy dtiun ingi
Ins, IX'. coilh. "i s ii ceriul,cle'-
ti(n and since.

The hastening by the
Bousquet-led push for a return
to ties with Taiwan has taken
place infldirect contrast to the
.publicly stated position of'the
Prime' Minister that the
United Workers Party ad-
ministration would, appro-
priately, sustain St Lucia's
o n e C h i n a "
policy, as established by the
previous St Lucia Labour
Party government of Dr
Kenny Anthony back in
This matured foreign
policy stance was first ar-
ticulated by Compton in an
interview with the Caribbean
Media Corporation within
days of his UWP's 11-6 de-
feat of Anthony's two-term ad-
It reflects the position con-
sistent with that of.the 192
member states of the United
Nations except for a com-
parative handful, no more
than 25 countries currently
linked with Taiwan. Four of
these are within CARICOM
Belize, Haiti, St Kitts and
Nevis and St Vincent and'the
Grenadines. .
The norm ever since
1971 when the UN General
Assembly approved a resolu-
tion to restore China's lawful
seat in the.world body, has al-
ways. been for severing dip-
lomatic relations with Taiwan
in favour of the People's Re-
public of China. The last two
cal C.... ies toI do so
ck were The Bahamas and
Last week, amid the po-
Slitical manocuvrings involv-
ing the Taiwanese govern-
ment and the Bousquet-led
faction in Compton's cabinet
for renewal of- ties with
Taipei. Suriname pointedly
rebuffed overtures to enter

diplomatic relations w
Suriname's Foreig
sister, Lygia Kraag-Ke
told the media in Para

of having received a
from the Taiwanese g
ment "oflering milli
dollars in financial an
nical assistance" in ret
diplomatic relations.
"I don't lose my
what Taiwan has to off

said. "A foi final choice has al-
ready been made and that
is- our one-China policy..."
Across in St Lucia,
Compton. the 82-year-old
veteran politician and longest
serving post-independence
Prime Minister of that Wind-
ward Island state, was due to
return home this weekend
from New York where he had
gone last Tuesday 'or a re-
ported medical check-i,.
T'ne Prime
Minister l,as the challeng-
ing task -iinw facing him to
dispel public perception
that h c h .as been
outmanoteuvred by a ma-
jority of his cabinet col-
letgues in their quest t'. ;e-
new cdipnltmatic relations
with Taist an.
l3c'foI' l i'.' for New
York lasi Tueslday. he had

ith Tai- postponed making .an ex-
pected national broadcast on
:n Min- Monday night that would-
teldijk, have dealt with the widening
maribo internal party/government-
controversy involving the--
vigorous campaign by Taiwan
and leading figures. of the
government to
supplant relations
with Beijing which maintains
a full-fledged embassy in
The broadcast postpone-
ment, significantly, followed
the dramatic development
earlier that day (April 30) of
.a meeting organised for vis-
iting Taiwanese Foreign Min-
ister, Jamies Huang, by For-
eign MinisterBousquet and
request his pro-Taiwan colleagues for
overn- the formal signing of a
ons of "memorandum of understand-
d tech- ing" to usher in new diplo-
turn tbr .maticrelations with Taipei.
Officially, de jure diplo-
self in matic ties still exist between
er", she Castries and Beijing. But

Foreign Minister
Rufus Bousquet
with the memorandum signed
by Foreign Minister
Bousquet and his Taiwanese
counterpart, and the subse-

quent symbolic hoisting of
Taiwan's flag, it seems a mat-
ter of time before an initia-
tive takes place to advise St
Lucia's Governor General,
Dame Perett Louisy. for
a credential-receiving .cer-
emony to accommodate new
diplomatic ties with Taipei.
There lies the rub. On



whose request will the Gover-
nor General accept the creden-
tial of a Taiwanese ambassador
to St Lucia, the Foreign
She ts aware of the Prime
Minister's expressed preference
to stay with the country's one-
Chinapolicy. and implicitly
stated this in her "Throne
Speech" last month when. with-
out calling names, she said that.-
a chon:' ;M government did not
mean changes in diplomatic re-
Unless. therefore. Sir Johl
engages'in a volte-face, .\which in
the current circumstances seCem-
unlikely. the'; CoutLid be another
16',bnarrassing moment in this
ongoing St Lucian saga.
initially engi z iaciI" by a pro-
Taiwanese Ifaxcaio in the Prime
Minister's cabitSi..
Or, considering the impli-
cations of the1 apparent inter
nal coup that has ,lakcn

place, reportedly for
pledged projects assistance
in some privately discussed
parliamentary constituencies
- are St Lucians about to
witness the exercise of con-
stitutional Prime Ministerial
powers to undercut moves
by a perceived rebel group of-
cabinet ministers?

Will. for' instance, there
be a reshuffle of the cabinet,
with at least two major casu-
alties, as some domestic po-
litical observers think likely,
in an effort to end the
unsavory public conduct of
diplomacy involving China
and Taiwan'?
The real surprise would be
if. in the end of all the shenmii-
;,1, tcing witnessed, a Taiwan-
ese embassy does replace
China's in St Lucia under this
Compton administration.
Further, is it reasonable to
really expect the cabinet status
quo to remain with, for, in-
stance. Rufus Bousquet as For-
eign Minister in the face of
the political lacerations already
suffered by Sir John Comptoin
as Prime Minister and IWP
t 'r?
St. Lucia and te rest o
CARICOM shmwldM soon

Pae 6 & 27 pS6






RAS to rhaated, bro!
Is what manner of fire rass
madness stalking this land in
this day and age?!
Fireballs flying the night
sky intent on evil against young
innocents? In Guyana?
And there I was in my ig-
norance thinking the only fire-
balls people in this world have
to worry about are the kind the
poor people in Iraq and else-
where have to fear from the
bombs pouring down on them
like fire from the skies.
Now, out of the blue, there
is this fire rass madness to add
to our further troubles in this
Can you believe the rank
foolishness, the bare
dotishness, the ignorance, the
freaking mess that's filling
the minds of-some people
here in this day and age?
Listen up, bro. This is the
age of the internet, the cell
-phone, the Ipod, the MP-3

player, Cds, DVDs I mean raving madness of troubled.
this is the marvel age, when if souls is this, bro? From
you can think it, it may be pos- where would such rank
sible. -dotishness and foolishness
Anything's. possible but come? You ever hear such
does that meah there are.living, freaking sh-t from educated
breathing human beings who be- people?
lieve a living old woman can As a boy growing up in
shrink herself so small to crawl rural Guyana, tales of 'Ole
through the crack in a wall, or Higue' (vampires), jumbies
under a door, or a window (ghosts), fairmaids (mer-
ledge, sneak into a room. and maids) and all manner of evil
suck the blood of babies? supernatural creatures
What manner of dark asinin- abounded. We listened to
ity is this that's, still stalking them,, told in fine theatrical
this land, where people rig up style by the story-tellers,
copper wires, barbed wire, -meant mostly to scare espe-.
chicken pen mesh and even fish cially boys out of their wits,
hooks to steal electricity from especially on dark nights in
Guyala Power and Light to those days when electricity
shed light in their house, and was not as common place as
power TV sets and CD players, it is today. *
and DVD players. and yet still Those were the days of
dwell in such dark caves of the kerosene and gas lamps which
mind where they see fire rass cast flickering shadows that
going to suck the blood of ba- magnified those jumbie and fire
bies? rass stories on impressionable
What manner of stark young minds.

But to us boys growing up,
those were just tales, backed up
by no kind of evidence that
would have led to us to pee our
beds in fear of a fire rass crawl-
ing under the window sill or
door to suck our blood as we
lay snoring and dreaming of
sweet delights to pluck.in the
Which village in Guyana
has not had its fair share of so,
called encounters with voodoo
or obeah men and women, or
ole higue or jumbie?.
Folklorists would prob-
ably be more adept at explor-
ing the roots of such super-
stitions but I can't remember
hearing in my village or any-
where near my village, about
.any old woman .being caught.
beaten and killed because vil-
lagers claimed she was an ole
higue trapped in her vampire
But now, down through
the'years that should have

brought enlightenment and
sent such evil apparitions
running for cover in the dark
caves, living, breathing human
beings.stream forth, chase,
cornet, beat an old woman of
unsound mind to death,
swearing she was an ole
kass to raathed, bro!
Such ranting and raving
are enough to make one run
for cover and seek refuge in
the Pakaraima Mountains.
bro. hoping that alone, one
may dwell in peace and
In this day and age, when
I and I should have long

moved past such ignorance to
dwell in enlightenment and
the ever unfolding glories and
wonders, there are people be-
ing sidetracked into down-
right asininity and paths that
could lead to only more dark-
It's time for those holding to
the true faith to hold strong and
rally against this fire rass. mad-
ness that some freaking how is
still abroad in this land.
It's time to send fires pon
dem, bro.
It's either that. or face more
fire rass madness.
In the more times, bro, in
the more times.

By Ron Cheong

I GET up in the morning,
shower, dress myself and set
off for work.
Am I a free agent with con-
-scious control over my actions'?
I am tempted to say yes. But
could much of what I do be out
of conditioning, both positive
and negative, now long sub-
merged? And when I don't want
to go to work, but go anyway,
am I exercising free will or am I
acting against my will?
Aside from the control as-
cribed to free will, two other
factors are generally acknowl-
edged to influence behaviour:
environmental conditioning and
genetics. These two. factors are
the crux of the nature vs. nur-
ture debate. And many studies
over the past century have iried
to gauge their contributions.
One such inquiry called the
Little Albert Study was con-
ducted by John Watson in the
1920's (ethical guidelines today
would not permit a repeat of

Nine month old Albert was
selected because of his placid
disposition. Albert would
gurgle and make happy .sounds
when a little white rat was pre-
sented to him. The-experiment-
ers then paired the white rat
with a loud noise every time the
rat was presented. The noise
would startle Albert and make
him cry.
After a while the experi-
menters found that presenting
the rat alone would cause Albert
distress and make him cry. Even
more disturbing Albert
generalised this response to
other furry animals and objects,
and would begin to cry in their
There are no records on
Albert as an adult. But the in-
ference can be taken that simi-
lar processes underlie many
adult reactions. Consequently,
people often have little insight
into.the basis of many of their
aversions or affinities, or of their
behaviours generated out of
these aversions and affinities.
All they may be aware of is a

drive to do whatever is neces-
sary to gain a release from some
internal state of dissonance.
This was the premise of the
1962 movie the Manchurian
Candidate. In the movie, a fic-
tional prisoner-of-war (Laurence
Harvey) is brainwashed and
programmed to become an as-
sassin. He is completely un-
aware of this. When the war
ends, he is released and returns
to the States much like a human
time bomb to be reactivated for
his assassin role when the time
is right.
To set him in motion his
handlers needed only present
him a simple innocuous cue -
the Queen of Diamonds from a
deck of cards.
On the genetics front, stud-
ies have shown that twins sepa-
rated at birth, that grow up in
much different circumstances.
are surprisingly similar in hob-
bies they choose, type of work
they do. and even in the colours
they like and the clothes they
wear. As these children age they'
become more like their hiologi-

cal twins, whom they may have
never met before, rather than
becoming more like their adop-
tive families.
Other genetic work also
shows that genes influence traits
such as disposition and propen-
sity towards violence,'in much
the same manner that they in-
fluence hair or eye colour.
Given the powerful influ-
ences of environmental condi-
tioning, particularly during our
formative years, and genetics.
which become more pro-
nounced. as we age: the logical
question is how much of a role
remains available for free will to
take command of?
Thi& however. may be a
moot question to the extent
that free will is oriented to-
wards the same outcomes
that environmental condition-
ing and genetics are leaning
towards. Free will can. be
credited much like the hus-
band who claims to he in
charge. with his wife oni\
deciding where the faniul\
lives, w hat they -*.*' ,.

cations they take, the schools
the children go to, the car
they drive, how much they
save. etc.
The question therefore be-
conme. to what extent can free
will. as it exists, direct a
person's behaviour, if the goal
is not in harmony with the
person's environmental condi-
tioning and genetic biases?
We get one view on this
from the judicial system. In
cases of severe mental illness
like psychosis, courts recognize
an insanity or mental disorder
delence. A person can be deemed
not. criminally liable by reason
of insanity. This idea Si
stretched even further to include
diminished responsibility in
crimes of passion, which are
judged less-harshly than cases
"in cold blood." These rulings
imply a continuum from a point
where free will is not opera-
tional in an insane person, to an
area where free will is dimin-
ished but not totally absent.
and iinallv to acts of complete

Say we accept the idea of
some continuum; the point
where free will 'icks in is not
as clearly demarcated as the
above would indicate. Poor
impulse control, for example.
has a biological basis. But
criminal acts arising from
poor impulse control, or the
need for instant gratification.
is viewed more as a charac-
ter defect. It is therefore
seen as something that can he
.brought under control if ihi
person simply cerciised
more will power.
This does nol sit \sill. c,
specially when coniris'tOldl \\ ni
passion being treated ais a miti
gating taCtO'r in s*mie circum-
stance. The debate is 'H;;.i"d to
Whether we are all com-
pletely at the mercy of genes
and environment, or we exer-
cise free will along a con-
tinuum. I think that it's safe
to say that a majority of
people would prefer to be-
lieve that they exercise more
rather than le"- f -1'".

The, chm-lienge -for foele'wlll

I ByShalefKha


Scotland: the Road to Nowhere

May, the Scottish
National Party,
which promises to hold a ref-
erendum on independence by
2010, won the largest number
of seats in the election for the
Scottish Parliament.
It's the first time that
Labour has lost an election in
Scotland in over fifty years, and
the first time ever that the Scot-
tish separatists are in a position
to lead a government. So'why
does this not feel even a bit mo-
One reason is that Alex
Salmond, the leader of the Scot-
tish National Party, will have to
form a coalition government.
The SNP won 47 seats to
Labour's 46, but forla majority
in the Parliament in Edinburgh
it needs 65. Its most likely part-
ner is- the Liberal -Democratic
Party, which won 16 seats. Add

a couple of Greens and one "in-
dependent" who is actually a
former deputy leader of the
SNP, and he can probably reach
the magic number but the
Liberal Democrats are dead set
against a referendum on inde-
Salmond will probably yield
gracefully and postpone .a ref-
erendum on independence until
a second term, because he
knows that the Nationalists can-
not win a referendum now. The.
SNP got more votes this time
because Scots wanted to punish
the Labour Party, which had
been in power long enough to
wear out its welcome, but popu-
lar support for actual indepen-
dence for Scotland has been
stuck at around 25 per cent for
the past thirty years.
What Salmond and the SNP
really need is a long period in
office when they can pick fights

with the British government on
issues where they will look like
defenders'of Scottish rights.
The SNP's programme for the
"first hundred days" is rich in
symbolic demands of that sort:
"repatriation" of North Sea oil
revenues (i.e. all for Scotland,
none for England); a separate
Scottish Olympic team; Scot-
tish control over British nego-
tiations with the European
Union pn fisheries issues, and so
But even that strategy
won't get very far, because the
SNP's prospective coalition
partners will riot want perpetual
confrontations with London.
The SNP is now ,beginning the
same long and thankless process
that the separatist Parti Quebe-
cois entered when it won its first
election in Quebec in 1976.
Quebec is the right analogy,
because in both cases "indepen-

dence" is mainly of emotional
importance and the emotion
is not all that powerful. Basque
separatists' in Spain, Kurds in
Turkey, and Tamils in Sri Lanka
have bitter memories of mis-
treatment and repression by the
majority nationality in relatively
recent times, but for French-Ca-
nadians and Scots it is mainly a
legacy issue.
The basic argument of sepa-
ratists in both of these places is
that history took the wrong turn
a few hundred years ago. Even
if things are comfortable at the
moment, it is our duty to make
the history come out right at
last. But things ARE pretty
comfortable: Scots already con-
trol most domestic issues in
Scotland through their own par-
liament, as does the French-,
speaking majority in the prov-
ince of Quebec. GDP per capital
in Scotland is 95 per cent of the

average figure for all of Britain,
the same as Quebec's in relation
to the rest of Canada.
No doubt an independent
Scotland or an independent
Quebec would do well economi-
cally, but they're doing well eco-
nomically now. Do they really
need to go through all the po-
litical turbulence and economic
uncertainty of creating an inde-
pendent state, in order to end up
not very far from where they
are now? In Quebec, the answer
has always been no.
The Parti Quebecois was in
power in Quebec for most of the
past thirty years, but it only
twice dared to call a referendum
on independence, and both
times it lost. Like the PQ ver-
sus the Liberals in Quebec, the
SNP may establish itself as the
only practical alternative to
Labour in Scotland. It may form
the government there for most

The Rio Group and the European Union support Haiti

By Rubn Sili tegration was such that certain
forces were successful in getting
AT RECENT international President Aristide to leave.
meetings, appoint of consen- In order to address that situ-
sus has.been achieved with ation, important, sectors of the
respect to. Haiti, on different international community drew
aspects of regional integra- closer to the Haitians so as to
.tion, despite the fact that it assist their country in regaining
has undergone difficulties its political stability and
spanning a period of two de-' .strengthening constitutional or-
cades. der. With that support, Haiti
During the process of trah- .was able to create a provisional
sition lowdrd democracy on government led by Gerard
the heel, of the fall ot the Latortoue as Prime Minister,
Duvalier dictatorship, it suf- and his responsibility was to
fereld se% eral coups d'ital, two organise elections that would
foreign intervennoni and has facilitate the return to constitu-
maintained high levels of po- iionality and the political ad:
htical conflict .. n ministraiive restructuring of the
Haiti's last major political nanon.
crisis wa related to the armed In the interim, Haiti re-
poltical movements that were ceti ed countless offers of assis-
opposed to the government stance to support the develop-
led b% President lean ment ,'f the Haitian nation, but
Bertrand Aristide. We must most of them have not
not lose sight of the .ac4 that materniaised. more than one year
those movements went armed.- after the assumption of power
gangs that converged nto'thl .by resident Rene Preval, fol-
streeti to micite iheaverthrow. owing elections that were ob-
of the constitutinealpresideni. 'herted b\ the entire interna-
There were confrontations nional community.
bemteen ihese gangs and the The 13th Ministerial Meet-
'2olernment and, a.' a conse- ing between the Rio Group and
quence ot those altercation the European Union held re-
and Lwith the intervention ol cently in Santo Domingo, Do-
ilie international community, minican Republic, placed par-
those irregular forces were ticular emphasis on the interna-
dealt with. Hoe\er, the staie tional'c,ommunity's interest in
of conflict and poliucal disin- Haiti.'

That commitment is of great
significance for a country like
Haiti, which is seeking new
channels for development.
A The ministers of both inter-
national organizations agreed to
make the Haitian situation a pri-
ority for international co-opera-
tion, as is evident in the press
release prepared to distribute
the results of the meeting: "The
Ministers ratified the commit-'
ment assumed in the 2005 Lux-
emburg Declaration, and 'ex-

socioeconomic development re-
quires the ongoing support of
the international community.
Bilateral donors and interna-
tional organizations must sup-
port the priorities identified by
the Haitian authorities, disburs--
ing with greater celerity, the
contributions pledged for co-
operation projects that are
geared toward eradicating pov-
erty,-improving basic services
and increasing civic safety. At
the same time, greater technical

pledged in different forums
finally reaching a popula-
tion that has been
clamouring to get on board
the train of social develop-
ment once and for. all.
It is our desire that the
commitment toward Haiti re-
* suits in the creation of a
mechanism that. would bring
- assistance, which would
strengthen the local capacity
for investment in develop-
ment, influencing basic aspects
such as health, education, nu-
trition, access to potable wa-
ter and sanitation services.
There are many ex-
amples of nations shaken by
violence and political insta-
bility that have emerged
from that state through eco-
nomic growth and the ap-
plication of measures that
have enabled them to escape
the snares of poverty.
These factors usually cre-
ate a vicious cycle, raising the
question as to which comes
first poverty or violence.
(Dr. Rub6n Silit Valdez is
the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean
The views expressed are
not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback
can be sent'to: mail@acs-

of the next thirty years. But
even that would not mean that
it will ever achieve its objective
of independence.

After a generation of futile
effort to convince Quebecers to
vote for independence, the Parti
Quebecois tumbled to third-
party status in last March's
Quebec election. The SNP is
riding high at the moment, but
the same fate may await it fur-
ther down the road, because the
majority response to its grand
project is likely to be: why
There is one big difference,
however. A majority of En-
glish-Canadians always wanted
to keep francophone Quebec
within the country, and were
willing to make major economic
and political concessions to
persuade French-Canadians to
stay. Whereas 59 per cent of
English people, according to a
recent opinion poll, are in favour
of Scottish independence -
more than twice the proportion
of Scots who are.
The numbers are suspect:
ask a slightly different question,
and you'd get a quite different
answer. The English aren't ac-
tually eager to push Scotland
out of the Union. But it is true
that most English people would
hardly notice if the northern-
most bit of Britain, containing
less than a tenth of the country's
population, became a separate
After all, it would still be in
the European Union, so what's
the difference?
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.)

pressed their willingness to con-
tinue deepening short, medium
and long term co-operation with
Haiti, indicating thatthese are
shared challenges and priority
concerns. They established that
peace, the restoration of order
and overcoming the decline in
security are fundamental in or-
der to facilitate strong.state in-
stitutions, legal certainty, re-
spect for human rights and the
strengthening of the democratic
climate created by the efforts of
President Rend Preval.
They recognized that Haiti's

assistance efforts are necessary
in order to increase Haiti's ca-
paciLy to absorb intern.itionial
.co-operaltion flows,"
This support' lakes on
greater relet ance-since undei -
-lying ihe grate political prob-
lems outlined above, is an
unsu,'tainable economnicand
social situation that gener-
ates indicators of extreme
.poverty. It is for that reason
that we want to consider the
commitment recently as-
sumed as an initial step to-
ward having the resources

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Thce ,altie Added Tax and Excise Tax Department is
continuing its outreach activities to the East Bank and East
Coast of [)Demcriai during the month of May. The weekly
schedule will be advertised in-the media to alert interested
persons in the.below mentioned areas. The areas being
targeted during the first \v c-Ik of May are as follows:




SUNrDA nnuCRNICLE May 0, u20

The culprit

of harmful

t The writer is a business national finance like Hong Kong and non-OECD".
consultant and former and Singapore restrict exchang- Non-OECD countries
k- Caribbean diplomat) ing tax information to domestic viewed the purpose of the Glo- a
interests and Switzerland re- bal Forum differently. Many .
stricts it to cases of tax fraud' of them argued that what was
BACK in 2000, the and the like. necessary in international finan-
Organisation for Economic The report, published by cial services was a level playing
Cooperation and Develop- the Commonwealth Secretariat field, not one set of rules and
ment (OECD), delivered a in London, was commissioned practices .for OECD countries
body blow to small countries by the International Trade and and another set for smaller ju-
that operated offshore finan- Investment Organisation
cial services by blacklisting (ITIO), a grouping of small
them as "non cooperative". countries with international fi-
Now it seems that OECD nance centres. f
countries are the non coopera- From the outset of the
-tive culprits over their o\vn OECD initiative on so called
rules. "harmful tax competition",
According to the OECD re- small jurisdictions had
port in 2000, thirty-five coun- recognized it as a ploy by : ..
tries with offshore jurisdictions OECD countries to discredit i
had tax practices that were them.
"harmful" presumably to them. There appeared to be two
Among these practices were low objectives: the first was to
or no tax, bearer share compa- coerce small jurisdictions
nies, poor regulation and an ab- into handing over financial C
sence of tax information ex- information on OECD
change agreements. nationals and companies that i
Now a report, written by could be used to.tax them in
Camille Stoll-Davey of Oxford their domestic jurisdictions; risdictions.
University and entitled "As- and the second was to cripple What the latest report
sessing the Playing Field", sug- the offshore financial shows is that for the OECD,
gests that OECD member coun- services sector in small business has remained as usual.
tries do not operate to a higher countries so that they could While the OECD has insisted
standard than so-called offshore not offer competition to that small jurisdictions remove
centres and in important cases OECD member states. banking secrecy laws,
they operate to a lower stan- But the OECD had not strengthen regulation, end bearer
dard. counted on a robust reaction shares for companies, and adopt
Among the observations from several small jurisdictions tax information exchange agree-
made in the report are: which pooled their resources to ments, many of their own mem-
** Many U.S. states, in- counter the OECD effort. Nor, ber states have not done so.
cluding Delaware and Nevada, did it bargain for dissension It seems, therefore, that the
do not require companies to within its ranks as Switzerland, Global Forum still has much
provide beneficial ownership in- Austria and Luxembourg broke work to do before the playing
formation. Yet Delaware compa- away from the others, arguing field for competition in financial
nies are arguably the corporate that their economies had more services will be anywhere near
vehicles most frequently used to lose. level.
by non-residents of the United The OECD was forced to -But, the attacks on the off-
States for so-called offshore invent a so-called 'Global Fo- shore financial services sectors
transactions, rum' to which they invited par- of small jurisdictions have not
** The U.S., UK., Canada, ticipation from non-OECD stopped even though many
France, Germany, Italy, Swit- countries seeking "to ensure the OECD countries continue to
zerland, Austria, Luxembourg implementation of high stan- break or ignore their own rules.
and Costa Rica still permit dards of transparency and infor- For instance a bill was
bearer share companies and matioh exchange in a way that sponsored'in the U.S. Senate
therefore accept a reduction in is fair, equitable and permits fair last February designed to stop
transparency. competition between all coun- perceived "tax shelter abuses".
** Major players in inter- tries, large and small, OECD The sponsors of the bill

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claimed that the U.S. Treasury
was losing $100bn in revenue
annually, and they identified
three Caribbean territories
among the so-called .shelters -
Cayman Islands, the British Vir-
gin Islands and Anguilla.'
This caused the Cayman
Minister for international fi-
nancial services Alden
McNee McLaughlin fo de-
clare: "We do deeply resent
and- seek to dispel the idea
that somehow because we are
not located onshore we are il-
The reality is that Carib-
bean jurisdictions have so
greatly strengthened their legal
and regulatory framework that
they are fighting a losing battle
in the effort to compete in in-
ternational financial services
with Switzerland, Austria, and
certain states in the United
States whose arrangements are
far less stringent.
Further, while many

Is now in the bustess of

OECD countries have insisted
on tax information exchange
agreements with small jurisdic-
tions they have not been will-
ing to provide complementary
double taxation agreements.
Consequently, the gain
has all been one sided. The
OECD countries are able to
get information on their na-
tionals and companies for tax
purposes, but small countries
have not been able to secure
investment from OECD na-
tionals and countries that
might be encouraged by
double taxation agreements.
In the Caribbean, Barbados
appears to be an exception to
this rule because it has, aggres-
sively pursued tax and invest-
ment treaties, including double
taxation agreements, with sev-
eral countries.
A recent report by interna-
tional tax expert Bruce Zagaris,
says-that "over.the last year
new tax and investment treaties
have propelled the growth of
Barbados international financial
services sector".
Meanwhile, Singapore has
taken a different tact. Almost
ignoring the OECD on banking
laws and taxes, Singapore has
launched a drive to carve a sig-
nificant place in the global
economy by bolstering banking
secrecy laws and offering gen-
erous tax incentives.
Almost 40 private banks are
now reported to have regional

operations in Singapore,
including Swiss institutions
such as Bank Julius Baer
managing an estimated $150
billion in private wealth.
Citigroup's headquarters for all
private banking outside the
United States is now in
Singapore, and so too is the
global headquarters of Standard
Chartered Bank of Britain.
Singapore's financial sector
is growing quickly. Money is
said to be pouring in from Asia's
fast-growing economies, Middle
Eastern oil money, and Japanese
and Europeans fleeing new ef-
forts to tax their offshore earn-
But, the bill introduced in
the U.S. Senate in February also
names Singapore as a "possible
shelter" for U.S. taxes.
The struggle for a place in
the international financial ser-
vices sector is far from over. At
the core of it remains the fact
that-many OECD countries
maintain practices that they de-
mand small jurisdictions give up.
Small jurisdictions
should continue to work to-
gether at the highest levels to
hold on to the crumbs of the
industry that they have
fought for valiantly. World
wide business would also
greatly benefit from their ef-

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Ths wo- w "mid at promoting team building and work
.These workshops were ..
teams throughoutthe hospital. "-managers and
Two hundred and fifteen employees including sei ,, ...,
supervisors participated.

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promoting teamwork was setup. Six employees were selected by
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FOR most women body im-
age is everything.
"We females are often so
self-conscious about the way we
look that we have to turn off all
the lights before we can have
sexual intercourse, even with
our husbands."
i Children at the age of four
or five begin to become con-
scious about their body image
and even their sexuality. They
watch themselves in the full
length mirror and become fasci-
nated and obsessed.
They notice with great in-
terest the sexual differences of
opposite sex siblings when na-
ked in a bathroom. This fasci-
nation or obsession continues
into adult years.
Women, more than men.
wear clothes to make the body
have a shape of a fashion model:
Because of the obsession there
is now a movement against the
Baby Doll.images.- an unreal-
istic image.
We. have been conditioned
into thinking what theideal man
or woman would loo1 like and
arc obsessively pursuing it.
Society places responsibil-
ity on women, more than men,

to be the ideal, the mbdel. While
the ideal physical1 man is a
Charles Atlas oi Hiulk Hogan;
the ideal woman is Raquel
Welch or Britney Spdars with a
baby-doll image
As a result, society places
pressure, ard women respond
to, the huge conimercialising of
women's make-Lup; from the
hair-do to the Oye-lashes, the
bras, the cosmetics, the hoses
and to the shoes.
When the woman responds
she is fashionable, when a man
does he is vain or "trying to
look young"; not a compliment.
Men who use make-up
are cross-dressers and not in
the mainstream (or men
stream). Women go to great
length and at the risk of their
health, and wear certain
types of clothing 'to look sexy;
the high-heel shoes, the cop-
metics, etc. The 'woman sell-
ing perfume in ,the television
commercial must end up in
the arms of a mai or it is' not
worth it. Even tlhe commer-
cial for a car has a female
model half naked,';or there is\
selling tooth pastel with a bi-
kini girl. Sex sells because

we all buy. : i
Nudity is a problem in
western societies and it is!
viewed as sexuality, unlike sonie
societies, such as in Africa aid'
Oceania where women are baie-,
breasted. In the Pacific Oceania;

men show off their genitals cov-
ered with elongated sheaths
very much unlike Western men.
Western Women and men
on the whole see nudity as a
form of sexuality. The stripper
who removes her-clothes gradu-
ally is intended to sexually tease
men." There are professional
groups of men and women
(Tanta societies) who teach
women how to be sexual by


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The Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation
(MOFTIC) and the, National Advisory iCommittee on. External
Negotiations (NACEN) in collaboration with the European
Commission (EC) have.organised a series of public awareness /
consultation seminars on the Ecdnomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA. -

This Awareness / Consultation iniiative is part of an ACP-EU
funded trade capacity building project. The Seminars being
planned are intended to specific ly target the private sector in the
country to get their participation in trade issues. S


vvest Demerara May 7 at 5:00 PM

Ch ,nmber of Commerce Contact: 269-0020

Linden May 8 at 10:00 AM

T ., r Commereo Contact: 444=2901

L For (rl~o rmation kindly conMac! oi local Chambor of

gradually removing their clothes.
Many women understand this
and use it to attract a male or
seduce him to sex.
Body image and sexuality
is closely linked to self-esteem
because we place so much em-
phasis on body image. Women
who perceive their bodies as
less than perfect are reluctant to
become naked in front of any-
one; girls at the gym shower or
steam-room, in front of female
family members, even in front


of their husbands. Girls. who
have high self-esteem flaunt
their stuff.
Sandra writes, "Even
though I am sexually active,
I am still very conscious of my
body and I do not get naked
in front of anyone. I would
partially undress and dive
underneath the bed covers.
Even though my boyfriend as-
sures me, I have pangs of em-
barrassment, especially when
I look at my sagging breast".
Other women would agree
that once you feel g6od about
your body, you will have high
confidence and good sqlf-esteem.
Individual men and women
seem to consider some parts
more sexy and attractive than
others. Some men 'attend to
breasts, others to legs, bottoms,
etc. Face and the "coke-bottle
shape" generally are given more
attention, especially at first
glance. This attention rewards
women, who in turn pay more
attention to those parts.
Since there is no perfect
-woman, a female would flaunt

that part of the body that is
given attention and she feels
good about it. This is done'even
if she is called a "bitch" or a
The Caribbean women are
noted for full-bottom and hips,
Latin women for their breasts.
It is said that men who lack
nurturance in infancy and child-
hood would pay more attention
to breasts, a very Freudian idea.
Historically women were
not allowed to be sexy. In fact,
women were considered devil
incarnate to seduce men such as
Adam. In Victorian times
women wore clothing to cover
from their necks to their toes.
Words such as "legs" and
"breasts" were obscene.
Today sexuality is in the
open and nude beaches and colo-
nies are common; buying and
wearing sexy clothing is on the
rise as never before.
The tiny bikini leaves little
to the imagination.
The world of sexuality
has exploded and is explod-
ing daily.

Burger King

eyeing Guyana?

GUYANESE may soon be able to chow down on a Whopper or a signature burger from fast
food giant, Burger King, according to Hardbeatnews.
"Burger King is considering entering the market in Guyana," Keva Silversmith, a Burger King
spokesperson was quoted assaying by Hardbeatne,.s, a New York-based agency which reports
mainly on news affecting Caribbean-Americans.
Burger King has 11,129 restaurants in 61 countries worldwide.
The news agency said the Burger King spokesperson declined to confirm a time frame, insisting
instead in an email statement, "We are currently eValuating its potential with no definite entry
plans at this time."
Guyanese-born financial analyst, Val Willia ns, sees the timing as "appropriate" with
fast food chains like Church's, Popeye's, KFC and Pizza Hut already established.
"Burger King would fall right in," said W0hliam "As the country is changing so the timing is
appropriate," Harbeatnews quoted him as sayi g.
The Burger Kingmovecomes as its fiercest American competitor, McDonald's, announced last
week that it would franchise nearly 1,600 existing restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Burger King restaurants are currently found in more than 70 Caribbean and Latin American
countries including Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St.
Lucia, St. Maarten, and Trinidad.
More than 90 per cent of them.are owned arid operated by independent franchisees.

Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce


The Honourable ManniiranPrashad Minister of Tourism. ndustlry
and Commerce hereby infqoms the Public that a meeting xwas held
with representative es of theC(onsumer Movement of GIuvana
(CMOG) on March 22, 2007.

At that meeting it was agreed that:

(1) The Ministry of Tou'rism and the Consumer Mo\ ment of
Guyana would hold a live television programmed to
highlight the activities of the consumer body.
(2) A training .'-..-- I
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I bodies.

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SUNDAY CHRONIC!LEMay 6,,2.007 11

Minister denounces vulgarity at 'cultural' shows

GUYANA is rich with its own
cultural identity and there is
no need to promote vulgarity
in the guise of culture, Min-
ister of Human Services-and
Social Security Priya
Manickchand said yesterday.
Adults should be leading by
example by practising what is
preached. she told hundreds at
the, Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling.
West Coast- Demerara, for the
169th anniversary observance of
, the arrival of East Indians in
"We live in an excit-
ing and promising time where all
cultures are given an opportu-
nity and indeed are encouraged
to flourish, providing those of

us who live here with the envi-
able prospect of being part of a
multi-cultural, multi-ethnic soci-
ety in which we can all partici-
pate equally in the nation's de-
velopment and growth," Ms.
Manickchand said.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency- (GINA) said she
urged that vulgar and suggestive
dancing at cultural presentations
among children taking part in
these events must not be toler-
She said it is worrisome to see
children in shows that are errone-
ously dubbed 'cultural' in vulgar and
suggestive performances.
"We must not mislead them.
as to the true nature of culture

by involving, teaching and
cheering them on in activities
that are vulgar and debasing and
have nothing to do with true
cultural expression." .
GINA said the minister urged
the gathering at the event hosted
by the Indian Religious Cultural.
and Social Organisation to encour-
age their children to he confident
and progressive in order that they
become.productive and well-
rounded individuals.
She also noted, it said, that
as a society, people cannot
speak of arresting the violence
and abuse meted out to women
and girls and then in the same
breath encourage behaviour that
can lead to violence.

Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds was.also at the event that
highlighted cultural perfor-
mances in the form of dances,
songs and skits. Indian cuisine

was also on sale.
May 5, 1838 is observed as
the date of arrival of East Indi-
ans to Guyana, on two ships
the Hesperus and the Whitby.

During the period 1838
and 1917 more than 200,000
East Indians arrived on these
shores to work on the sugar
cane plantations.

ARRIVAL ANNIVERSARY: Prime Minister Samuel and Minister Priya Manickchand, on his
left, among others at yesterday's programme at Vreed-en-Hoop. (Photo, courtesy GINA)

ARRIVAL SHOW: children.during a performance at the Vreed-en-Hoop selling yesterday,
(Photo, courtesy GINA)



Timber Grading Training Course

The (uyana Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Forest
Products Marketing Council of Guyana Inc. will be conducting .a
Timber Grading Training Course from 28"'May to 8 "' June 2007. This
course will be held at the GFC Head Office, Kingston; Georgetown.
The cost of the course isGS25.000.00 which covers training material.
field trips, meals and refreshments. Persons interested in becoming
Timber Graders are urged to make use of this opportunity as the i FC
will be stepping up the enforcement of Ihe grading rules and other
guidelines pertaining io wood products sold locally and exported. The
services of Timber Giraders will be vital to this effort. Companies
without the services of Timber Graders are ad\,ised to utilize this
opportunity to get their staff trained.

Since the number of places available are l limited. persons are urged to
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Notice is hereby given that the MMA/ADA has resumed possession
of the following tracts of State Lands in the Project Area for the non-
payment of Drainage and Irrigation (D&l) charges. Anyone entering
these lands without the expressed written permission of the
Authority will be prosecuted.


4 37.39 Section B Onvarwagt
Abary River. MMA Area 2
Rice cultivation lands.

5 67.00 As above
13 59.7 6 As above
14 60.014 As above

23 8.49 Abary Flats R. Bank

24 45.10 Abary Flats R. Bank
25 45.98 Abary Flats R, Bank
26 57 887 beihiri I).tr..owa I
River. MMA Area 2
Rice Cultivation lands.

35 66.298
31 60.433
-Plot 10 24

As above
Abory Flats R Bonk

-RB 5906,500.00 Previously under the control of
Belmont investments Ltd (defunct)
and occupied/rented out by
SKenneth Sealy and others
S1,624,376.00!' As above.
S1,448,847.00 As above.
S1,455,005.00 As above.
3SA 0-iI l)'. A, ib ,b u,.
S5143,281.00 Previdulsy under the control of
I Belmont Investments Ltd (def
and used for livestock rearing.
S761,123.00 Asabove.
S775,914.00 As above..
A'O !.1.411:3,4371 O Pr1e.iou ly under the control of
Belmont Investments Ltd (defunct)
and occupied/rented out by
Kenneth Sealy and others.
S.1,607,356.00 Asabove.
S1,465,163.00 As obove
51172813.00 Previously under the control of
Belmont Investments Lid (deijndc)
and used for livestock rearing.

Notice is also given that the Authority will commence legal action
to recover the amounts owed from the previous
occupants/tenants of these lands.

SGD Aubrey Charles,
General Manager,

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Cabinet outreach in

St. Cuthbert's Mission

RESIDENTS of the only.
Amerindian reservation in
Region ..Four (Demerara/
Mahaica), St. Cuthbert's
Mission, yesterday got an op-
portunity to highlight their
concerns to a high-level team
of government officials led by
Minister of Education Shaik
Baksh and Minister in the
Ministry Dr. Desrey Fox.
Mr. Baksh told the resi-

dents that they were there to
examine ways in which the gov-
ernment can provide additional
support to the community.
"We are a people-oriented
government; that is why we are
out here. As you would see we
are not only here at elections
time but -we come back to the
communities to fulfill our prom-
ises to you. We remain a gov-
ernment that has the welfare of

its people at heart," he said.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said resi-
dents raised several concerns, in-
cluding the need for repairs to
the community's access road
and the teachers' quarters.
It said Baksh informed
them that the Regional Ad-
ministration was provided
with an allocation for repairs
to the building which will

commence later this month.
Updating residents on the
recently completed $45M St
Cuthbert's. Mission Secondary
School, the agency said Baksh
called for patience from the
community while the ministry
is working round the clock to
furnish the school with the nec-
essary equipment for its use in
the upcoming September school.

The school has modem fa-
cilities including an Information
Technology Laboratory, which
will be boosted with two com-
puters provided by the Minis-
try of Education, GINA re-
According to the agency,
Dr. Fox said the administration
must be congratulated for the
significant emphasis it has
placed on the development of
Amerindians over the years; She
called for -support in the
government's many Amerindian
development programmes.
GINA said she observed
that the community has grown
,and developed over the years
and residents are now benefit-
ing from electricity, schools,
health centres and most impor-
tantly potable water made pos-
sible through a collaborative ef-

fort between Guyana and India
at a cost of $5.7M.
I Expressing appreciation for
the team's visit, Village Captain
Pierre Andrews said he was
pleased with the continued fo-
cus shown by the administra-
Other members of the team
were Deputy Permanent Secre-
tary, Ministry of Education,
Winston Browne, Regional Ex-
ecutive'Office Shafdar Alli and'
other education officials.
The Amerindian reservation
of St. Cuthbert's Mission is lo-
cated. 65 miles up the Mahaica
River and has a population of
about 2,000.
Residents of the commu-
nity are involved mainly in
logging and handicraft from
which they earn their daily

OUTREACH: Education Minister
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Shaik Bksh, left, and Minister Dr. Desrey Fox at the

Shaik BAksh, left, and Minister Dr. Desrey Fox at the

A SECTION of the residents at the St. Cuthbert's
community meeting. (Photo, courtesy GINA)

Mission Primary School during the

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THE Guyana Public Service
Union (GPSU) is opposed to
the appointment of retired
Guyana Defence Force Colo-
nel Chabilall Ramsarup as
" Head of the Customs and
Trade Administration.
At a press conference at its
Georgetown headquarters Fri-
S day, the union said it views the
appointment with "alarm and
According to executive
member Ms. Vera Norton, the
union is concerned about the
unsuitability of Ramsarup to
function effectively in the ca-
pacity because he has had no
previous experience or exposure
in this department to which he
has been appointed..
President of the GPSU, Mr.

Patrick Yarde, however, pointed
out that he has nothing against
Ramsarup but opposes the ap-
pointment on a point of prin-
Norton declared: "In addi-
tion, we are concerned that Ms.
Ingrid Griffith, who has been
acting as Commissioner, was
overlooked by appointment es-
pecially as during the period of
her appointment, she not only
performed effectively in, this
position but also that during
her tenure Ms. Griffith as head
of the Customs and Trade Ad-
ministration, the management
revenue targets of the depart-
ment were exceeded by hun-
dreds of millions of dollars each
She added: "In.our view

it was reasonable to expect
Ms. Griffith would in the cir-
cumstances have been seri-
ously considered for appoint-
ment as Mr. (Lambert)
Marks' successor."
Both Yarde and Norton ex-
pressed concern that no rational
or reasonable explanation has
been given-for her not being ap-
pointed to the post.
Yarde said the union was
never consulted on the appoint-
ment and charged that senior of-
ficials within the Guyana Rev-
enue Authority (GRA) are en-
gaged in union busting cam-
He added that such injus-
tice breaks the morale of public
servants and vowed that the
union will do whatever is nec-

essary to correct the anomaly.
He also described the
appointment as a case of "eye
pass arid disrespect for a public
officer to be treated in such a
"It stinks and is worrying,"
he reiterated.
He suggested that the re-
tired Colonel should have not
accepted the position knowing
that he does not merit it.
The GRA, in a statement
late Friday, said it saw the
need to "correct the miscon-
ception- in the public domain
that the appointment" of
Ramsarup was made to the
substantial position as Com-
missioner for the Customs
and Trade Administration

U.S. dark chocolate sales

soar on health benefits

By Anupreeta Das

NEW YORK (Reuters) US.
dark chocolate salesare any-
thing but bittersweet, as its
much-touted health benefits
and mass marketing intro-
duced by companies such as
Hershey Co. and .inrdt &
Sprungli Co. Plc. turn the
product into a popular, guilt-
free indulgence. .
Dark chocolate sales in-
creased 49 per cent to $1.88 bil-
lion between 2003 and 2006, ac-
cording to one study.
"It tastes good and.at the
same time people have the per-
ception that it has added health
benefits," said Marcia
Mogelonsky, a senior analyst
with research firm Mintel Inter-.
national, who authored the
March 2007 study.
Analysts expect to see
more competition in this
segment, as more companies
begin marketing dark chocolate
through grocery stores and
other mass outlets called the
"mass" or "entry-level"
premium chocolate category.
Some companies are even
beginning to market chocolate
as a "health" food. .
"Mass has been under-pen-
etrated as far as dark and pre-
mium chocolate goes," said

Mitchell Corwin, an analyst
who follows the confectionery
industry for Morningstar Inc.
"You're seeing more pre-
mium brands hit the mass retail-
ers because that's where con-
sumers are going in greater num-
bers and they are demanding
higher quality products,"

The dark chocolate trend
began about five years :ago and
is peaking now, Mogelonsky
"Companies have been
working hard to introduce
people to different ranges of
dark chocolate, from 45 per cent
to 75 per cent cacao," she said.
Last year, Mars Nutrition
for Health & Well-Being, a
.division of Mars Inc.,
launched CocoaVia, a line of
dark and premium chocolates
and chocolate products sold
purely on a heart-healthy
Lindt and Ghirardelli, which
are perceived as premium
brands, have also expanded their
distribution in -mass channels
through products such as
Eindt's 72 per cent Cocoa Bar
and Ghirardelli's Intense Dark
Hershey's Extra Dark and
Cacao Reserve premium dark

chocolate lines drove sales
growth in the most recent quar-
ter, the company said recently.
Hershey has acquired niche
dark and organic chocolate
brands such as Dagoba and is
also investing in research and
marketing to drive category
"Continued growth in
both our Special Dark and
Extra Dark enabled us to
maintain our leadership-
share within a segment that
is experiencing explosive-
growth," Chief Executive Ri-
chard Lenny recently told in-
vestors in a conference call.

But some analysts and nu-
tritionists have warned against
overselling chocolate as a health
"If you consume about an
ounce of dark chocolate a day,
you will see some cardiovascu-.
lar benefits," said Jeffrey
Blumberg, a professor of nutri-
tion science and policy at Tufts
Speaking at a symposium
on chocolate trends organised
by the Chocolate Manufactur-
ers Association, an industry
body, on Friday, Blumberg said
there is strong scientific evi-



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dence of dark chocolate's anti-
oxidant benefits, "but it is high
in fat and calories."
Consumers also do not
want to buy chocolate as a
healthh\ food," said Douglas
Healy, the project director of
HealthFocus International, a
health and wellness consulting
firm, al the panel.
'"Consumers will react
against it" if companies stop
selling dark chocolate as an
indulgence, albeit one with
benefits, he added.

"The GRA wishes to re-
emphasise what it said in an
earlier press statement, that the
Governing Board considered

Ramsarup's appointment as a
supernumerary post", the au-
thority said.
It said Mr. Marks still
holds the portfolio of Commis-
sioner of the C&TA. "How-
ever, it is to be noted that Mr.
Marks has been away from
work for more than two years
due to prolonged illness and
was sent on one-month's annual
vacation effective May 2." "
"The position for Commis-
sioner for the C&TA was there-
fore not vacant.-Hence there
was no need to advertise for a
vacancy which never existed", it
"However, with the likely

medical boarding of Mr. Marks,
the position will become vacant
and will give rise to the possible
need to advertise for candidates
to officially fill the position",
the GRA said.
"For the time being the
Board saw a need to avoid
further controversy over the
continued absence of Mr.
Marks due to illness and of
him being paid even though
he does not carry out any
The Board's decision
was made taking various
concerns into consideration.
Among them was the public's
image of the widespread cor-
ruption within the Customs
The GRA commends
Deputy Commissioner, Ingrid
Griffith and her staff who have
done a commendable job in the
absence of Mr. Marks and in
suppressing corruption.
However, the GRA be-
lieves that if it were to appoint
an internal staff to the supernu-
merary post. it will not restore
the public's confidence nor will
it give credence to the GRA's
efforts to fight corruption.
The GRA hopes that
stakeholders and the gen-
eral public will support its
initiatives to ensure that the
Customs-is effectively man-
aged since it is obvious that
there is an external percep-
tion that the GRA is not tak-
ing drastic action to correct
irregularities, especially
within the Customs depart-


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By Timothy Gardner

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
Ducks in the Dakotas, tana-
gers in Texas and grosbeaks
along the Gulf of Mexico
could all be hit by the rapid
growth of wind power unless
the renewable electricity
farms are carefully sited, ex-
perts said.
"The first three rules of
avoiding impacts with wind tur-
bines are always going to be lo-
cationlocation, location," Mike
Daulton, a spokesman with the
National Audubon Society, said
in a telephone interview.
Clean-energy wind farms
are cropping up rapidly in the
. United States on rising concerns
about greenhouse gas carbon di-
oxide emissions and flat output
of natural gas, which fires most
of the power plants built since
the 1990s., U.S. wind power is
expected to increase by 26 per-
cent in installed generation this
year, after similar growth last

A study by the National
Academy of Sciences released.
late this week found that wind
energy could reduce the energy.
sector's carbon dioxide emis-
sions by 4.5 percent by 2020.
But federafand state gov-
ernments should take environ;-
mental impacts of wind energy
more seriously as part of the
planning, locating and regulating
turbines, it said.
It said the percentage of
birds killed by collisions with
the towers "and spinning
blades of turbines were few
compared with kills, from ve-
hicles and buildings. But
wind turbines could begin to
threaten local populations of
some bat and bird species, es-
pecially along migration cor-
ridors, if wind power grows
rapidly over the next 20
years, it said.
Audubon supports wind
power, believing it reduces glo-
bal-warming pollution and that
any climate change resulting.
from fossil fuel emissions would

kill more birds than wind tur-
bines would. The group cau-
tions, however, that industry-
wide safeguards should be devel-
oped to minimize bird harm.
The American Wind En-
ergy Association said the in-
dustry funds wildlife research
through agreements with con-
servation groups and urged
the National Academies to
study all energy sources for
impacts on wildlife.

A wind farm went up at the
Altamont Pass Wind Resource
Area in California in the 1980s
that has killed birds of prey like
* golden, eagles, whose popula-
tions are still recovering from
* use of the now-banned pesticide
"It's kind of raptor heaven
and there's a big wind.farm in
the middle of it," said.
Audubon's Daulton. "From our
standpoint, the site is particu-
larly bad."
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where in some areas its power
can be cheaper than that from
fossil fuel sources. It is also
home to the Gulf Coast region,
a major flyway for migration of
tropical birds.
"I don't envision these
wind turbines being like a giant
weed eater chopping birds to
bits," said Clifford Shackelford,
an ornithologist at the Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department.
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peak, however, during spring
migrations when cool fronts
from the North bring late-
night storms. "Like any air-
line, bad weather at night
makes it hard for birds to fly,
and they use the lights on
turbines as beacons in bad
weather." He said several
species of tanagers, gros-
beaks and other birds could
suffer, without planning.,
Turbines more than 200 feet
high are often li-t so airlines
.avoid them.
North and South Dakota
are also areas of potential
risk because much of the U.S.
water fowl population breeds
in an area known as the Prai-
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rate falls to

28 per cent

- Newsweek
WASHINGTON. (Reuters) President George W. Bush's
approval rating has fallen to 28 per cent in a Newsweek
Poll released yesterday, an all-time low for Bush in that
survey. 0
Nearly two out of three Amencans 62 per cent behese
Bush's recent actions in Iraq show he is "stubborn and un ilhlng
to adnut his nuistakes." Newsweek reported Just 30 per cent
think Bush's execution of the Iraq war demonsiraies he is
killingg to take political risks" to do what's right
Bush's unpopularity ma3 also be casting a dark shadow
over Republican chances for keeping the White House in
1008. Democratic front-runners lead potential Republican
contenders in head-to-head malch-ups across the board the
poll suggests.
Illinois Sen Barack Obama fares best against the lead
Republicans so far in the race. Obama bested Republican front-
runner and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuham by 50
per cent to 43 per cent among registered voters who responded
to the poll.
Obama topped Arizona Sen. John McCain by 52 per cent
to 39 per cent and defeated former Massachusetts Go\. Mmn
Romney by 58 per cent to 29 per cent, Newsweek reported
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Chnion. the front-runner
among Democratic voters, topped Giuhanm by 49 per cent to
46 per cent, beat out McCain 50 per cent to 44 per cent and
outdistanced Romney 57 per cent to 35 per cent, the poll found
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edw.ards topped Giuliani
by 6 points. McCain by 10 and Romne3 b\ 37 points in the
The poll, conducted by Princeton Survey Research
Associates International on Wednesday and Thursday,
interviewed 1.001 adults 18 and older. It had a margin of
error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Imported Muslim brides isolated in Germany

BERLIN, (Reuters) Necla
Kelek, an Istanbul-born soci-
ologist and writer, has made
a name for herself in Ger-
many with a book about
"mail-order brides" brought
from rural Turkey as wives
for young Turkish men liv-
ing in this country.
These marriages, arranged
by the man's parents according
to traditional customs, have

markedly increased the number
of Turkish women here who
have little or no knowledge of
their new home country and of-
ten end up isolated in Turkish
In addition to writing her
book "The Foreign Bride",
Kelek has campaigned un-
successfully for a law requir-
ing Turkish brides to be at least
24 years old before they are al-

U.S. prisons groom

dogs for Iraq war

By Jason Szep

CRANSTON, R.I., (Reuters)
- Edward Parent, 31, is doing
10 years at a medium-secu-
rity prison here for killing a
teenage girl while drunk driv-
ing. Chuck, who dozes in
Parent's cell, has committed
no crime..
Chuck is a Labrador re-
triever, one of dozens of dogs
being trained by prison inmates
in a fast-growing programme*
that provides "service dogs" to
help U.S. veterans who have
lost arms and legs or suffered
brain injuries in the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan.
"The Iraq war is going to
change the whole demographics
of the disabled population in
this country," said Sheila
O'Brien, executive director.of
the National Education for As-
sistance Dog Service (NEADS),
which has trained dogs to assist
people who are deaf or physi-
cally disabled since 1976.
O'Brien tapped the
nation's swelling prison popu-
lation for help since 1998, after
some persuading by then Mas-
sachusetts prison commissioner
Michael Maloney. She's, now
convinced, inmates can train
dogs like professionals and
wants to build on' the
programme's 10 prisons by
adding three more.
"The prison programme
just about cuts the time needed
for formal training in half." she
The number of young.
physically disabled U.S. veter-
ans is surging. Already, at least
180,000 veterans of the Iraq
and Afghanistan wars have ap-
plied for disability benefits.
O'Brien reckons thousands are
wounded badly enough to need
"We-are gearing up to meel
that need and one way we are
doing that is by-doubling the
number of puppies that we are
placing in prison," she said.
Inmates stay with the dogs
24 hours a day for about a year.
meeting with an' expert trainer
from NEADS once a week and
even brushing their puppy's
teeth at night, before the dogs
enter two months of more ad-
vanced training with profession-
"Chuck is like my son. I
treat him as th.t.;" said Parent,
who is serving a 10-year sen-
tence at the John J. Moran me-

dium security prison in Rhode
Island for killing a teenage
woman with his car while driv-
ing under the influence pf alco-
"I protect him from other
dogs. Other inmates. From him-
self. I take care of him just as I
would my child. I feed him. I
bathe him. Everything," he said.
"What it's done for me is unbe-

In one instruction session
devoted to preparing dogs for
dealing, with strangers, a
NEADS trainer donned a Hal-
loween witch's hat with flowing
gredn hair and crouched as she
snaked her way through. the
puppies. Some cowered. One
urinated in fear. Calm puppies
won crunchy snacks.
WhenI not in training, the
dogs can do something else -.
lighten the prison's mood.
"Some people who you
perceive to be the hardest
hardcore inmates melt when
they see them," said Jay Young,
a convicted murderer who is
serving 40 years. "When the less
aggressive inmates see that, it
makes the place calmer."
Patting "Juanita", a golden
retriever, he adds, "For me, the
companionship is the best thing.
It changes things on a personal
level for you. You learn a lot
about yourself."
The programme, now con-
fined to New England states, in-
cludes a perk coveted by in-
mates a single-bed cell.
But it's not for all prison-
ers. Capt. Nelson Lefebvre, who
oversees the dog training at
Rhode Island's prison, prohib-
its sex offenders and anyone
known to have abused animals.
"It's also a lot of responsi-
bility and I don't think every-
one wants that," he said. "I
don't have that many guys ap-
proaching me to do it."

The first dog to graduate
the programme went to Roland
Paqueltc. 28. who lost his feet
in Afghanistan when a bomb ex-
ploded under his Humvee in
Helioand province in 2005.
Doctors amputated.-his legs
above his knees. Today, in
Texas. he relies on 2-year-ol.d
Rainbow. a Labrador retriever.
"I use her like I would a
cane. .She can actually sup

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lowed to move to Germany.
Kelek moved to Germany
with her family as a child but
rebelled against the-same-tra-
ditions sre 'degicribes in the
"What saved me was that
my father had abandoned us
and I wasn't attractive enough
for suitors it is because of
this that I am free," Kelek told
Reuters by telephone from Ber-
"I am a very religious per-
son and am also raising my son
to be religious. Islamic tradition
and Turkish culture are in me
but I cannot accept a system in
which I am not free and in
which I-must serve a man.
"My older sisters were
married off in Turkey when

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rebelled against his authority
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"Every year, a new first
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Turkish import brides should
be at least 24 years old to
come to Germany. But this
failed as some Turkish
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nated against the brides.
"Many of the import brides
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away for free.
"The headscarf is a stigma.
Whether a woman covers up or
strips in both instances she
is dependant on the man and
not free. In both cases she is a
sexual object.
"I am not trying to turn
every girl into a victim of the
headscarf but there are vic-
tims and I talk about them.
Maybe sometimes I don't
mention the willing
headscarf wearers enough.
Fine. But those other women
take no responsibility for the
misery that exists among
Muslim women. Their social
and political responsibility
extends only to saying 'be-
lieve in God and pray. That
will free you"'.

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By Tota-Mangar

FOR over three quarters of a
century, East Indian
indentured labourers were
exported from the Indian sub-'
continent to the West Indian
colonies, ostensibly to fill the
void created by the mass
exodus of ex-slaves from the
plantations following the
abolition of the despicable
system of slavery and moreso
the premature termination of
the apprenticeship scheme in
This influx into thei
Caribbean in the p. ,'-
emancipation' period .I thei
nineteenth and early 20th
centuries was only one 'egmetIri
of a wider movement of Indi.n
labour.to other parts of the
world including Mauritius, Sir
Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Fiji',
the Strait Settlements. Natal and
other parts of the African
Overall. where thle English-
speaking Caribbean is concerned,
substantial numbers of
indentured Indians weeic
imported. Based on statistical
id i, lLL Guyana (the fo ii-iel
British Guiana), was' the.
recipient of 239,900 East Indlan
immigrants up to the termiiatiion,
of the system in 1917: T inJidad
143.939; Jamaica 36,412;
Greniada 3.033; St. Vincent
2.472; St. Lucia 4.354 and St.
Kitts 337.
IIn addition, the non-English
speaking Caribbean. also
imported India inldlntilid L
labourers. For ...,iple. iliC
FrenC ch colonies .,,,. m.i'
dcle arlint ents) \l1.1 .ii t iLI.
received 25,5(" (- I.Id l. liire
45.844 tnld I .., lh i ... ..
19.276, SSuriinmtic while under
Dutch rule imported 35.501
The i miportatiion of,
indentured labourers from the
Indi :n sub-continent was part of
the continuing search for a
reliable labour force to meet the
needs of the powerful
As far as Guyana is
concerned, the "Gladstone
Experinavil" piroed to be the.
basis of' East Indian
immigration. John Gladstone,
the father of' liberal British
statesman, William Ewart
Gladstone, was the proprietor
of two West Demerara Estates,
V reed-en-Hoop and Vreed-eni-
Stein at precisely the time
when the British Guianese
planters were beginning to
experience an acute labour
shortage as a consequence of'
the mass withdrawal of ex-
slaves from plantation labour
during this period of 'crisis,
experimentation and change'
in the 1830s.
John Gladstone \ rote the
Calcutta reIcruitiiing firm:
Gillander,. Arbutnot ,tind
Company inquiring about the
possibility of obtaininhE Indian

immigrants for his estates. The
firm's prompt reply was that it
envisaged no recruiting
problems and that Indians were
already in service in another
British colony, Mauritius.
Subsequently, Gladstone
received permission for his
scheme from both the
Colonial Office and the
Board of Control of the East
India Company. The first
batch of Indian -indentured
labourers arrived in Guyana-
on board the steamships
"Whitby" and "Hesperus" in
May, 1838.
This initial experimentation
was not confined to Gladstone's
two estates but it involved
plantations Highbury and
Waterloo in Berbice, Belle View,
West Bank Demerara, and Anna
Regina on the Essequibo Coast
as well.
This immigration scheme to
. Guyana involving Indian
immigrants commenced in 1838
with a temporary halt from July
1839 to 1845, after which it
continued virtually
uninterrupted to 1917 during
1. lu'ch time 239'.109 immigrants
landed in Gtuin).r Of this figure
75,547 returned to the land of
their birth while the remainder
who ,ur i\ed the system chose
to remain here and make this
,,unitr their homeland.

EI Inthdian indentured
labourers and their descendants
-led and ate toiling unceasingly
to ensure the survival of the
sugJI indu-sri in the nineteenth,
tenlitli and twenty-first
centuries The vast majority of
the % ,ork-ftice in the sugar
industry are Indo-Guyanese and
sugar remains one of the most
important foreign exchange
earners in the country in the face
of grave global challenges.
Guyanese of Indian
origin are largely responsible
for the prominence of
Guyana's rice industry. The
Indian. indentured labourers
in the late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries
began to cultivate rice on a
large scale and this was
linked to the almost exclusive
Indian village settlements
which emerged at the time.
They are integrally involved
in cattle rearing, milk selling
and cash crop cultivation. ,
Ever since the 1880s Indian
immigrants have displayed a high
occupational profile in a number
of off-plantation economic
activities including cab-drivers.
barbers, tailors, carpenters. boat-
builders, charcoal makers. sieve-
makers, goldsmiths, porters.
small scale manufacturers, and[
Today. Gutyanese of Indian
origin are found in cvc'r. ',ph1cc
of activity including busiics,,-.
the professional class, politic,.
religion and- trade tuii'ims
East Indian immigrants and

their descendants have ensured
there is a rich cultural heritage in
this multi-cultural and pluralistic
society of ours. Indian customs,
values and traditions have
survived over the years. They
brought with them their main
religions, Hinduism and Islam.
Approximately 83% of the
immigrants were Hindus
while 14% were Muslims.
The remaining three per cent
were Christians. Mosques and
temples began to dot our
coastal landscape from the
.late nineteenth century.
Related to this were the
introduction of languages,
Hindi and Arabic and several
other Indian dialects.
T|ie Ramayan, the Bhagwat
Gita, and the Holy Quran are
prized holy books in many
households today.
A significant contribution is
in the area of dress. Traditional
Indian wear such as shalwar,
sari, kurta and dhoti are popular
today. Some of these have taken
on nationalistic flavour. The
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Indian ritual marriage form and
the extended family system have
continued over time with only
few changes.
Indian music, songs, films
dance and other art forms have
taken-root in Guyanese society.
Indian foods like roti, puri,
curry, dal, polouri, bara, keer and
vegetable dishes are regularly
consumed by every ethnic group
in our society.
Indian festivals are widely
celebrated. These include the
colourful Phagwah, Deepavali
(festival of lights), Raimnoumi,
Shiv-Ratri, Youman Nabi, Eid-ul-
Azha and Eid-ul-Fitr. Four of
these are today celebrated as
truly. Guyanese national
holidays, a testimony to their
Hindus and Muslims
regularly perform their
religious or thanksgiving
ceremonies. Evidence of this
development among Hindus is
reflected in the numerous
Jhandi and other flags and
Murtis which are proudly

displayed in devotees' yards
and homes respectively.
East Indian immigrants and
their descendants were able to
survive largely due to their
resilience, determination,
custom, tradition and
commitment to family which
invariably promotes thrift,
industry and self-esteem. They
continue to make valuable
contributions to the overall
progress and development of
Guyana. Their strong cultural
ties are undoubtedly a motivating
factor as they march forward
into this new millennium of ours
with a great sense of purpose
and maturity.
After all, Guyana
relentlessly seeks to have greater
economic benefits, socio-
political stability and national
cohesiveness at this juncture of
its history. All its people are in
this ongoing struggle in the face
of harsh global realities.
A Happy 169th
Anniversary of Indian Arrival
in Guyana.

THE bronze sculpture of the steamship 'Whytoy which brought s me of the first Indian
indentured labourers here, in the Indian Monument Garden, Carn and Church Streets,

HELPING HAND: Diocesan Pre
(Photo, courtesy Mothers' Uni

THE Mothers' Union
Parenting Group Facilitators
in the Anglican Diocese of
Guyana visited plane crash
survivor, Mrs. Bernice
Perreira on Thursday and
made a contribution of food
items, clothing and a cheque
to assist her during her stay
in Georgetown.
Diocesan President, Mrs.
Sheran Harper, also presented a
plaque for bravery and courage
with the inscription, "The love
of a mother, the strength of a
parent, the will to survive..."
The organisation said she
encouraged Perreira to be strong
in faith during this challenging

..--- .

By Ambassador Celso
Minister of External
Relations, Brazil

DIPLOMATS, as well as politi-
cal scientists and newsmen, like
to invent names in order to ex-
plain new facts that happen ev-
erywhere and every time.
Some years ago it was fash-
ionable to speak of "variable ge-
mGifietry coalitions", which was
the name for temporary alliances
among groups of countries.
Nowadays there is a prolifera-
tion of groups (G's) that belong

By Shirley Thomas

A MIRACLE baby, born
weighing 940 grams (less than
two pounds), then plummeting
to 640 grams (just over one
pound), despite going through
a series of life threatening
complications, has made an
incredible 'comeback', tipping
1.5 kilos on the scales, now
that she is three months old.
,Some of the complications
battled by the premature arrival
since being born to 42-year old
Yvette Conyers of Timehri, East
Bank Demerara, on January 28
last, were anaemia, jaundice, res-
piratory stress; repeated blood
trauma, multi-drug resistance

and difficulty with feeding.
Baby Carolina, as she had
come to be called at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation, was born at 26
weeks, and Departmental Head
of the Paediatric and Maternity
Ward, Dr. Clive Bowman, noted
that the .hospital normally loses
about 50 per cent of such babies.
But, he said, the staff
worked beyond the normal call
of duty to ensure Baby Carolina
lived. .
But while giving their share
of credit to medical staff at the
Paediatric and Maternity Ward
Sof the hospital, Dr. Bowman
credits the greater share of the
victory to divine intervention.

sident, Mrs. Sheran Harper, left, with Bernice Perreira, her five-year-old son, and husband.

' time and assured liem thai the
Mothers' Uninii ,. iil id be
there to give ennouii.ial .Itd spirl-
tual support .11n\ 1ie
Perreira'-, reljile, ii.inked
the Moihers LUnion I,.i their
thoughtb-ul gesture and nirtid ithj
the presence o' [the
menibers helped her i[io sile i i
the first unie i.n'e the .ii.i h.ip
the group said
Perreira and her tne-,ea-ii
,,Ild on sur'ied tilh -\pril 25
crash of an Islander .incill' ne.ir
Kopinang off ilie PAk.jirJina
Mountains in ..hich hcir bh\
pilot Rohan Shii .i ,indt .inoihei
passenger E NI...
Kpinau-i died.

ioi evei 'daj dipliim.it.
The Group .o' Seten iG-i,
CJ'ine about in the I)-I ,1-'., an
infaomial gathering r i tie st-en
chestt counines II ihe ., irld"
\s [imn'e teni b\ ihe C-7 e\-
Ipunded its LJc'i iie .li, d n ebeg.n ir
'hild meeting, hI r 'peitit siul-.
1 .1' c s s ell I .u i i .e J1ini`.1 t i iii-
.ilui. In 1 I t l. RL uiI .1 .% '.j illidni -
i.'d into ihe gitIup \'. hch I'et..ilitt
ili' pI ensl i G-S J. liiii Al1i Ilie'

01cp. iil'.,1 iii order to deal with
!some economic matters.
The G-7 (or G-8) does not
,haie a fixed structure or a
Ipermanenl administration. It
:'iehoo es the country that
A~olds itl rotational chairman-
',hip to propose the summit
figenda and to make the
Preparations for the meeting.
lihe leaders of the group are
lo discuss the main interna-
lional subjects and to reach
informal cooperation agree-
knents once a year.
The original format of the
P-7 (a "rich-men's club") is no
longer suitable for the 21st cen-
tury. We all now go through a
difficult period in international

The i v. i "'. '. ,
brou-. ii itto LGe rfi,' ''LI .'. n I' r rnedi-
cal a.iicrtion ,Ji j piobe is C'on-
lniirl- inLO tHie L.iu-e I th L
Bcin icL Pciieii '.til deepl',
irauill-lisled b'I ihe i.jeed,. [.,ii.1
.fitei 'l re- aine dL cl n L],.' U-n-n.,
Lilel [ Ihe ,, l.l h hC [ '- tL..I ilu i
-0on in .1 i '. h.N-.I ,Ideal II -LI-.
1iin hil, t n.iii undei lihe plain
She said the last thing
she remembered before the
plane crashed was seeing trees
to the side of the aircraft as it
swept inio the jungle.
Si'l s.iJ '. hen hlie le c iI'ILLIt
C lun.1,l.,irie h lie JiLl, id i'in
the pil-,l .and Itri hcli clnldiLenii

relations l-iced h cii is ii .
lone'alidin': ch.illen ucs p.t, ,i
and liunl el >.>i l.il I -ll i -ii Cn.-
\iroiinei dewi uJc .iii.. i hlini.Iii
righi %i l.iri n 'nl,r c... r,,n .,,i

nhe'p de',l u in I,,I .i,.I r ji,",ri i
d i. t Itili. l. .1i1,.I 1 tl -u l l', dl -
ri r.., ..eii. n. a ii '..r i.i in) .

in dii li i, n i i IC I ll .,..- 0 ii -I

Ii)le .i il ,, in ied cli.il l e i,_ .
Sei ,. it.,l mechanisms are available
to ii,.i.. ilie new world order.
liiin.ii.il mechanisms such
as the G-8 do not preclude the
need for strengthening the mul-
lil.,tei.i system and for widen-
in t h-I.:- participation of develop-
1iii- t. 1 entries in formal decision-
.nimaking processes.
The United Nations Secu--
rity Council (UNSC) should be
expanded in order to increase its
representation. legitimacy and
effectiveness. That has been the
goal of the Group of Four (G-
4). which is made tip by Brazil,
Gernmany. India and Japan.
In the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) the cre-
ation of the Group of Twenty

Icl h .lI:,,, '.'.La-d .id hutL h.I on 'l
'..i.s .ihi'.e .nd stripped u d: h:i.,
vI 1.hlich had .1 pi i I Iheie
pl.iun i sti ing on it
bli tnred as. -Lhei it .lic l Lili.ng
I' hlurs to 1 et hii Otut .Ltld thtie
in, i i' i1 find hei ii % Iwi iriln
i tlii' bedi tip ind .lide
.I.. 1 1. u 1p .an Jd ide d .. In .1.,-
-a.dji d ',.l nin- hi.-.. %1iC .. L' .i
Ihi. liiiu Jins leCIliii he i t.'.il
hib', .nd lie i in
ShcI-e c ed in ihe Jui .it ili.ih
Il'hil .Ind .a ti ll 1 hln iI eh l e ilm l.
i'2. Ohe s nllted iillh i' j .iu
.iiaddlirng her Int e-.,e r->liJ 1,r,
She '%as found al about
14:00h. 24 hours alter the
plane crashed.

iG( -21)li h nged lih p.iiL n '..I
Iijde re -l[lj[|olih ns, and 1llldllI.d-
Ji ilii'.ll.JA l e elei-ilci ill is d -
u i. .n' -mii kir' s -thirt .'[i 11[ .'. I'''
L..i U c ple' ence ,.I d l..I,,l.,-'
"' l l I. . l ,l .l h is _ll t
L rI l 11.il .uiLll'lll ,
Is evrIIioe picseCntin theIin-I
irlr niai i rit'l li, i .ons 1nl.el 11
I'n- e t illh .S0 t il t illl ih e i.a
tile ailencli Pie.tlenl .l.i ciue-
Chiijc. holimsto e la I geu n -iait s-
n'i ..sI ihe G-N le.adei .I Ihi Jde -
lehpiri w iti.nliee blo -.n i c n Ir',s
nll.I[CId I' .lake p.ul IIi till d-
111 .'l -ll,,n "I ll e 1 i.illl ll t \1
i l uica) P i c'i i l Bbi .i .tti l
-_ul.,' h.n.,1 L...l- .1.1 ,iil .1 I.,.I
lilt. l..d lsIi .iy a, il i c o.o-
.. .ili. I [*,, ,'-1 ', *. id l4'u ll .'0 l It-
il ,- I i- Si~ l llllil .iill 111 -uh|llCI
is ever more present in the in-
ternational relations agenda.
In the 2005 Summit, held at
Glencagles. Scotland, the focus
was on climate change. It was ti
this summit that the wide dia-
logue with developing countries
in the format G-8+5 (Brazil.
China. India, Mexico and South
Africa) began to.take shape.
In the Saint Petersburg Sunm-
mit held last year, Brazil coor-
dinated the drafting of the devel-
oping countries declaration
which added to the main topics
of the summit (energy. security.
education and infectious dis-
eases) the subjects of world trade
and financial resources

LABOUR of love: Yvette Conyers and her miracle baby
Carolina at the GPHC shortly before leaving for home Friday.

The ncl G -, 1 Sumii .i ill
hIe lieild 4 i[l t. i ill d.miiii ii
Cr ln .i\i liI', i II I i ut'lle
-i Ii Pre iul ni ii. l.a -. ill h,:
Th,.' .e lih-c i,' hi i V.i, ,1 I llI. l G er-
,' Ic ,- , ,I i [11 l.0 h .I
dl.i NlUt. 1 i. 1I1ulli liii.
Thle tuhtitl- 1.1 lie ditL ".1 1[11h.1
.Ie tlir.ilc tti.l.'nC iciie' ,ible ci.
e['.', .iul1i pe n li'i,,c ilen r .ui J inii 'l .
I heul p[l, n, goid m the le u.iWIIn tI
\w c.i c o ni m.y. i iil nv.el', a 'il I| ul,

t he. n IC i lr,i .,l l R i 's il i.i

aCnd hina%.) cLiitrllewi not b eI
h, h rie u I.- c. .d i il. 1 l

i s .; I ai. l .l 11i II.._ .1. i i ." I ..
the global matters. When the
world economy is involved, any
discussion format that excludes
the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India.
and China) countries will not be
The expanded dialogue of the
G-8 must be improved on a penna-
nent basis. Ideally that process will
lead to a new "'G" (maybe G-13)
without hain to other formal InLul-
tilateral institutions.
The main conclusion is
that global governance cannot
he restricted to the most de-
%eloped countries, there being
a growing consensus that ig-
noring the yearnings and con-
cerns of three fourths of man-
kind is not wise or practical.

At a press conference at the
Maternity Wing of the GPHC
Friday, the physician who has
continuously been taking an in-
terest in the case, and doing ev-
erything in his power to ensure
the child lives and is able to join

her family at home, modestly as-
serted: "Ninety per cent of the
success, I think was due to Di-
vine intervention."
And now. after a -10-year
break from child-bearing, the
mother of four has received for
Mother's Day what she consid-
ers the best gift at this time.
Proudly and gratefully cud-
dling the tiny bundle, fully
handed over to her by the nurs-
ing staff of the hospital Friday,
Ms. Conyers with mixed emo-
tions shed tears.
Conyers, who is of strong
faith, recalled that her doctor had
soon after the birth ofthe child
said she was not likely ito live,
because of her low birtl weight,
added to the complications. Even
though frowning that the doctor
had unwittingly sent out such a
thought, the woman expressed
gratitude to him and his nursing
staff for all the hard work they
put in so that her baby would
Commenting on Conyers'
incredible faith. Bowman said she
kept insisting, "My baby is go-
ing to live, I know my baby
would live."
And even though she has
hiree oili :,., at home, ranging
from ages 13-16, Conyers re-
mained in hospital for the en-
tin ihietc months' confinement
required for the baby's reco, -
Bowman said that at the
time olf admission, the baby was
1,'in,' tih, -li respiratory stress
,nd Ihad i, he given oxygen.
i\l,.. ih it'' of the difficult\
.soCi.'l,..I ith breast feeding
.iii.i i I i. I.,. she h d tl hbe
Icd i lh i ,,i ., .notus fluids.
D L .-.I.. .11 l this. .nl I .. % '
i.1111 n.i n ,.,i, her \\as a chal-
ILc'I' ilh -...I did their best ti
., lId l.0 l II Ventilate her.
Me in.- li. Ms. June Cato.
Itr i LT -I .i. iJental Sister in
hi.,g Ic Ii i,. Maternity Unit.
iLo d -'.fil i,,ile at that that the
st.itf w'i|t.' .I 24/7" to ensure
Ilie bab\ ., ,:' iome. They were
.,llioveil'l.-L I-riday when this
.,s najmade a .,.ility.
Conmers said her baby
was named Carolina, after
her father, Carlos Urea

THE proud mother Yvette Conyers and her miracle baby
Carolina with Dr. Clive Bowman, Head of the Paediatric and
Maternity Unit of the GPHC.

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tab 21st centui'y

Miracle baby in

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By Carmel Crimmins

pines, (Reuters) The
reporter's morning routine is
the same as everyone else's
except for one subtle differ-
ence, he scans his fellow
commuters for would-be as-
"When I get on public
transport I lbok around to see
if any of the passengers have
Suspicious bulges," said the jour-
nalist, who declined to be
The correspondent of a
Philippine national newspaper
fears security officials may am-

bush him because of stories he
has written about detained left-
wing activists. A friend in intel-
ligence has told him high-rank-
ing police are angry about his
"My wife has asked me to
find another job or stop writing
about these things for the
threats to stop," said the re-
porter in an interview in his
modest bungalow in southern
Luzon. the Philippines' main is-
"But it's not right for these
people to impose what they
want on journalists."
The Philippines isn't the
worst place in the world to be


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a reporter but it's second only
to Iraq.
Investigative stories about
drug trafficking, gambling and
other illegal activities put lives
at risk.
The media's breathless
style of reporting and impas-
sioned commentary is often too
much for shady kingpins, par-
ticularly in rural areas, where
police and military protection
can be bought.
"Those guys who have
power in the provinces, they
feel like they are kings. So, if
you criticise them it's taboo,"
said Joe Torres, chairman of the
National Union of Journalists in
the Philippines.
Last year was particularly
-,bad for press freedom with 10
reporters killed, behind Iraq's
This year is expected to be
even worse as media criticism of
politicians gathers pace ahead of
polling in congressional and lo-
cal elections on May 14.

Three reporters have been
killed so far in 2007, including
one editor shot in the head while
drinking coffee.
Delfin Mallari was meant to
be the fourth but his would-be
killers only wounded him before
taking off on a motorcycle in the
morning rush-hour in Lucena

city, 75 miles (120 km) south of
"I felt as if someone had
boxed me on my left side," said
the 53-year-old after the gun at-
tack last month. "I'm afraid of
what will happen next."
Mallari, who works for the
national broadsheet, Philippine
Daily Inquirer, believes the hit
was ordered by a person he had
criticised on a radio programme.
But journalists are not always
Bribes and favours oil the
media machine and reporters can
fall victim to disgruntled paymas-
ters or their rivals.
In rural areas, most journal-
ists do not earn a regular wage.
Press reporters are paid around
10 pesos ($0.21) per column inch
and radio and television journal-
ists are often expected to find ad-
vertising for their stations and get
a commission in return.
It is accepted that people will
take bribes to supplement their
meagre income.
Envelopes with cash are dis-
creetly handed out after news
conferences. Politicians, press
agents and officials make "dona-
tions" to help cover reporters' ex-
Some correspondents receive
monthly payments of up to
50,000 pesos (about $1;050)
from politicians for regular posi-
tive articles or broadcasts. Re-

quests for such coverage peak
in the run-up to elections.
"A lot of journalists are
involved in unethical practices.
They accept bribes to write a
certain way," said Torres, add-
ing that he knew of some re-
porters who had been mur-
dered because they had upped
their prices.
"The politician ordered
them killed because they asked
for more money..It's cheaper
to have them killed.

More than 800 people,
most of them left-wing activ-
ists but also journalists, have
been murdered or reported
missing over the past six years
and a U.N. investigator said in
February that the military ap-
peared to be responsible for
many of the killings. Manila
has promised to prosecute
those responsible but no one
has been arrested and the mur-
ders continue. Government
supporters say those gunned
down are communist rebels
but critics say authorities are
removing left-wing opponents
ahead of elections.
Fearing that they cannot
trust anyone, some journalists
rely on firearms to protect
"The most efficient
way to defend ourselves is

with guns," said Joel Sy
Egco, president of the Asso-
ciation of Responsible Media
(ARMED), an organisation
that encourages reporters to
Egco, who is also the chair-
man of the National Press
Club's committee on press free-
dom, normally carries a fully-
loaded .40 calibre pistol and
keeps an extra magazine of bul-
lets in his car.
In southern Luzon, the
newspaper reporter in fear of
his life prefers to rely on his
wits and good humour.
"My wife has said, 'If you
get killed, please don't use
my car, I can't afford to get it
cleaned up afterwards."

(From page 15)
port my weight when I'm get-
ting up off the ground. She
retrieves things for me -
anything from a TV remote
to my cell phone to keys that
I dropped getting out of the
car," he said.
"I put some scent on the
inside of my cell phone so
she can find it throughout
the house. I tell her to fetch
the phone and she'll go sniff-
ing around looking for my
cell phone."
Training each dog costs be-
tween $17,000 and $19,000.
NEADS, which does not re-
ceive state or federal funding,
typically charges disabled cli-
ents a fee of $9,500 and raises'
the rest through grants,
fundraising and other sources.
The fee is waived for soldiers.
Human rights advocates say
the prison programme repre-
sents the sort of rehabilitation
lacking in most prisons at a time
when the United States has 2.2
million people behind bars -
about a quarter of all the world's
"It's good but one
programme is not going to
solve the correctional night-
mare in the United States
(hat is the warehousing of
prisoners who are largely
idle," said Kara Gotsch, advo-
cacy director of the Sentenc-
ing Project, an advocacy


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will be opened on Sunday 6th May 2007

from 9:00 am, to 1:00 pm

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Persons to work in our

Windows' Department.

Must be 25yrs or older, should have
Maths and English Grade I or 2
C.X.C or G.C.E.
Knowledge about Glass, Windows
and other Aluminium Products
would be an asset.

Please send your applications to:

The Personnel Department, Gafoors,

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Institute in

By Lenny Armogum he
' been Heart Institute (CHI), Pa
Sthe new medical organisation (P
4 which set up house in Octo- (A
ber 2006 at the Georgetown Ai
Public Hospital Corporation lei
has announced that it will be thi
inserting pacemakers begin- of
tj ning May 18 this year. m
; CHI President, Dr. Gary the
Stephens, told the Guyana Post m
the U.S.-based medical device pl
maker, Medtronic Company,
world leader in medical technol- fe
ogy, has selected the CHI as one A
of the international sites for its ac
products. The Guyanese-.born ar
physician said CHI will also be br
handling Implantable
Cardioverter Defibrillators St
(ICD) and defibrillators. sc.
According to him, there will th
also be a registry later so that ge

people from overseas with pace-
makers, defibrillators, and ICDs
can register with CHI. If the
overseas visitor encounters any
medical problems when in
Guyana, the CHI will be able to.
assist them.
Dr. Stephens also told this
reporter that CHI's recent trip
to Guyana was very successful.
He reported that
Amplatzer, a -I.S.-based com-
pany, provided 15 devices to
treat congenital heart defects.
The devices, which normally
cost about US$5,000 each, were
donated to CHI and were used
on patients suffering from con-
genital heart defects. A congeni-
tal heart defect/is any type of



rs to be

id at

n Heart


oart problem that is present at
The patients who had
tent Ductus Arteriosus
DA), Atrial Septal Defect
kSD), and Coarctation of the
orta (CoA), had their prob-
ms corrected at CHI. In a PDA
ere is an abnormal circulation
blood between two of the
ajor arteries near the heart. If
e PDA is not fixed the patient.
ay need a heart and lung trans-
ant later in life.
An ASD is what is often re-
rred to as a hole in the heart.
CoA is a narrowing of the
>rta between the upper body
tery branches and the
anches to the lower body.
. During the first two days,
ephens said, the visiting team
reened about 120 children, and
ey identified the ones with con-
nital defects. Once identified,
e children were taken to the
itheter Lab where the team was
le to fix defects. The surgeries
ere performed by using cardiac
theterisation. In this procedure
e cardiologist inserted a thin
astic tube (catheter) into the ar-
ry in the leg., From there the
be can be advanced into the
chambers of the heart or into the
ronary arteries."
"It was amazing because
before this facility opened in
uyana, many children had to'
to India for this procedure.
ow the CHI can do this pro-
dure in Guyana. We are very
happy, especially as this proce-
ire is a first in the English-
'eaking Caribbean. We also

have a lot of interest from Bar-
bados and Trinidad," said
In addition to performing
the surgeries, the cardiolo-
gists also reassessed the chil-
dren who had heart surgery
in India through the Kids
First Fund programme.
Stephens also said the CHI
is working with the Guyana
Government to start a paediat-
ric cardiac registry for babies

Logo Competition

1. Organizer
National Road Safety Council
(1) NRSC promotes:

(a) Assist in coordinating and to advise the Government on, National Road Safety.

(b) To promote the Safety of the public on all roads in Guyana:

(c) To coordinate the planning and implementation of all matters related to road safely in Guyana.

2. Form of the competition
Logo design must be suitable for a letterhead.

3. Conditions of participation
The competition is open to anyone. All participants are personally responsible for ensuring that the
designs do not infringe any third-party copyright. The penalty for plagiarism, whether intentional or n -s
elimination from the competition.

4. Exhibition
Selections from the entries will be displayed at the National Road Safety Council office at the Guy' -.a Red
Cross Society Headquarters

5. Registration deadline
Registrations will be accepted ,-n June 29, 2007
Guidelines available at:

National Road Safety Council
Gu,.yna Red Cross Society Headquarters
Eve Leary

6. Entries
Yo.u can participate with any number of works. All designs, including digital printouts, shall be submitite
pasted on a letter size (8 5 x 11) sheet. Please send them to the above address or by e-mail

Mail: more than one entry (max. 3) may be entered in one envelope and each entry must clearly st o' the,
name, address and telephone number of the designer

E-mail: each work should be forwarded in a separate e-mail to:
nat roadsafetycouncil@hotmail.com

Finalists will receive notification by e-mail/telephone

7. Work
The design can be text-based, logo or any C.,. i:.., ...ii.r of these and other graphic elements.
It must be easily recognizable and any text should be easy to read
The design must be able to be printed in -black and white-, and in -full colour- (if applicable)
The entries submitted must-be of a size .ii i,- for a letterhead
(Bear in mind that the design must be suitable for use on screen: internet CD-ROM, TV, video; bn
banners on paper: in newspaper print, letterhead. carns advertisements, posters; and on textile or
various gadgets (pencils. etc))

8. Copyright
The copyright or design right of the work sent in is owned by National Road Safety Council.

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1998 PICKUP, 2440 cc

SThis vehicle is available for inspection at MACOR:P,'
26 Pr\m ilcii, L,EBD, during normal working hours
.08:00h 16:30h
Tender. must be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly
marked on the TopFRight-Imd.. C'ormr
"Tender for one (1) TOYOTA HILUX VE411CLE"
and placed in the Tender Box at the Security Desk.

Closing date and opening ('qftenders -il/ f' held
on J1edne'dh, 16th Map 22007at 16:30k.

Successful bidders will be required to make fill.
payment of the tendered amount "-'. iiloi one week
of receipt-of notice from MACORP. MACOR P
ILrCele C he i i.:iht t, 1 iet j t I.r accept the highest
I1 ,ill\ wilder.

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with congenital defects. With
the registry in place, all .that is
needed is a telephone call or a
telegram to the parents of the
babies when the next team of
cardiologists visits Guyana.
Some of the services of-
fered at the CHI are digital
catheterisation, angiogram tests,
stress tests, echocardiograms,
holter monitoring, and electro
A digital catheterisation is a

digital system that provides
crystal clear images of the heart
and arteries; an angiogram is an
imaging test that uses x-rays to
view the body's blood vessels;
a stress test helps a doctor find
out how well the heart handles
work; an echocardiogram is a
test that uses sound waves to
create a moving picture of the
heart; holter monitoring is a con-
tinuous tape recording of a
patient's EKG for twenty four

hours; and an electro cardiogram
is an electrical recording of the
heart and it is used in the inves-
tigation of heart disease.
Dr. Stephens is a
Cardiothoracic Surgeon and
his office is located in Brook-
lyn at 94-13 Flatlands Av-
Senue. The telephone number
is: (718)257-8180. He is cur-
rently planning -to open an
office at 109 Street and
Lefferts Blvd.

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We advise that the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located at

.the Guyoil Service Station Kitty is now operational.

We thank you for your usual kind co-operation.

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JOSEPH Sahadeo, the num-
ber one accused in the
Valentine's Day Customs
bust who was remanded to
'prison on April 27 last, was
granted bail in the sum of.
$500,000 last week in the-
High Court by Justice
Jainarine Singh.
The Guyana Revenue au-
thority (GRA) was not served
with any such petition for bail
and therefore was denied the


Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
I. I,', Midnistry of Education invites sealed bids from eligible Pre-qualified bidders for the execution of
the following Work:

1. Rehabilitation Work

2. Rehabilitation Work

3. Construction of Fence

:.1. Repairs

5. Routing Work

6. Rehabilitation W'ork

7 construction of Fenceo

8. Rehabilitation Work .

9. Rehabilitation W'ork

Adult Education Association

'- IEast Ruim eldt Secondary

West RIuimiveldt Primary

-- Palmnille Nuisert

S Kurui Kuri College

( Quenstoli n C. I.S

North Georgetown Secondarny

( Canalita Nurseir

Richard Islhmannel Secondary

opportunity of being heard in
the High Court.
Sahadeo, also known as
Daddo, and seven other men
were charged in relation to what
has been termed the biggest bust
in customs history.
The GRA has alleged that
Sahadeo, businessman Mark
Chandra, Umbar Angad, Shawn
Ali, Neil Samaroo, Vinod
BhIfgwandin, Krishendat
Ramdin and Madhu were all in--
volved in the February 14th
bust during which some $70M
of uncustomed alcoholic bever-
ages and energy drinks were
seized from aboard /Sahadeo's
ship, the Lady Kimberly.
The eight have been
charged with the evasion of
import duties contrary to sec-
tion 218 (e) of the Customs
Act, Chapter 82:01, and deal-
ing with goods with intent to
defraud the Revenue of Du-
ties thereon contrary to sec-
tion 218 (d) of the Customs
Act, Chapter 82:01.
Sahadeo has additionally
been charged with hiring a per-
son to assist in the evasion of
the Customs Law contrary to
section 204 (3) of the Customs
Act, 82:01.
Only four of the accused -
Sahadeo, Chandra, Ali and
Madhu showed up last month
to answer to charges. Vinod
Bhagwandin aka Ajai was sub-
sequenty arrested and placed
on $200,000. Everyone except
Sahadeo was granted bail, and
warrants were issued for the
men who failed to turn up.
Contacted yesterday for a
comment on the recent devel-

opments, GRA prosecutor
Gino Persaud expressed sur-
prise that bail was granted in
the High Court without the
GRA being served with such'
a,petition that would have
been filed.
It meant therefore, he said,
that the GRA did not have the
opportunity to be heard in the
application before Justice,
Jainarine Singh.
He stated that while he was
informed by Sahadeo's lawyer,
Khemraj Ramjattan, that a pe-.
tition would be filed in the High
Court seeking bail for Sahadeo,
the GRA which was the body
that instituted the charges was.
never served with any documen-
tation showing that an approach
was made to the High Court for
Persaud said that after bail
was granted he telephoned Mr.
Ramjattan to enquire as to why
the GRA was not served with
his petition and he was in-.
formed by .Ramjattan that noti-
fication was sent instead to the
Director of Public Prosecu-
Persaud had opposed bail
for Sahadeo on the grounds that
the smuggling accused was
likely to tamper with the'
prosecution's witnesses. He
had informed Magistrate Priya'
Seenarine-Beharry, before whom
the men had appeared to an-
swer to the charges, that
Sahadeo had already contacted
one witness and asked that per-
son not to testify.
Salhadeo, Chandra, Ali
and Madhu are expected to
.reappear in court on June 4.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Compettitive Bidding NC B) procedures. specified in ith
Procurement Act, 2003 and regulations. 2004. and is open Lo. only Pre-quali filed C'ontractors.

Interested eligible Pre-qualified bidders may ..1i.1"ii., Iie i inf lratt n from M -i; T. Persaud. Ministry
of Education, 21 Brickdam. An inspection ofthe3 Bidding Documents can be conducted at tlie above
address between the hours of 8:30 amto 4:00 pm on weekdays.

4 All bids must b.c accompanied by Valid NIS and G.RA(IRD) Compliance Certificates.

The Tender document may be purchased from the ". Iun-ny of education 21 Brickdam lo a non-.
refundable fee of five thousand dollars S5,000. each. The method of payment accepted\\ ill bheash.

6. f. enderss must be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the lenderer a;d must he
clearly marked ori the top, left- hand corner "Tender for (name of project).. MOE. renderers \\ io ilre
applying for more than one project/lot must place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic bidding
will bepermitted. Latcbids will be rejected.

All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00hi on 1 uieda. I15" 1laN. 2007...\ll
bids will be opened in the .presence of those contractors or their representalih ss ho choose to
attend ,

The address referred t" above is:
". Chairm in .. .
SNational PrIoiirm nit ender administrationn Board
'Ministr of -'inance ('4Ontpiuntl
; Main & lAJrtluha' Strtts;

. I h, right ul to : .cc I or r.eL'ci ii i 'r. l lh I l, ;\ ihoIll ..., i y ion
i . .

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education

THE Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG), a non-
profit charitable organisation, has been rendering financial
assistance to poor persons in need of surgery, medication, spec-
tacles and accommodation for treatment and surgery abroad.
CIOG, in a statement, said it has assisted several persons for
the year so far and donated more than $1M to enable them undergo
medical treatment.
Some of those who received assistance from the CIOG are:
** Bibi Mariam Khan, 63, of 39 Leonora Jib. West Coast
Demerara $15,000 for spectacles in January. She is a widow and
a diabetic.
** Ansari Khan, 33, of 32 A Shell Road Kitty. He suffered frori
Recklinghausen disease. He received US$4,333 for surgery which was don6
by Dr Ferdinand Pencoe in Trinidad and Tobago, on February 2.
**-Faziqi Ally, 33, of Maryville. Leguan received USS$750 fo
,eye surgery at the Caribbean Eve Institute in Trinidad and Tobagi
in February.
** Nazeem Abdool, 49, of 20 A Kersaint Park, East Coas
Demerara was diagno. d with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his lef
.ear'with lNodal Metast ,is with Facial Palsy. He received $100,0
for radiation treatment at the Cancer Institute of Guyana on Apri
**, Nazir Khan of Leguan who is physically: challenged, re
ceived ,i ,WheelCbaih r'om CIOG, courtesy of Food for the Poo
GT B.-gda.YVisl"'.3 of Peter's Hall who is alsq physicallyy cha
n, ged etqeivld.a t.hL hair froin CIQG, courtesy" lFood for th
Poor, Gtyana Inc. '$Rc. ving the wheekhhir on her behalf was lk
father; Mohannted'Yu :f.
CIOG expressed thanks to Food for the Poor Guyana Inc. an
all those who contrib 'ted towards this worthy cause. The bpd
also appealed for mo! financial assistance to assist other patients!
"These donatic go a far way in alleviating the suffer
ing of the poor and edy and allow them to live comfortable
lives," CIOG Presidi t Mr. Fazeel M Ferouz said.

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released on bail

3AY CHRONICLE May 6, 2007
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07:30 1- Mulling Ministries
(08:00 11- Islam & You
09.00 h- Tabshir Voice of Islam
Si0:00 h- House of Israel Bible
10-30- Focus on GRA
S11:00 h Nation Watch
13:00 h- African Presence
14:00h- Dalgety's Africa
S15:00h Greetings
15;05 h- Death Announcemnets
15:10 h- College on Air
16:00h- From. the Hearth
- Church Minisries
17"00h- New Life Ministries
17:30' h- Mystery of the
18:00h The Sports Show
19:00h Greetings
19:10 h- spotlight (R/B)
20:00h Memory Lane
21:00h- Death Announcements
& In Memoriam
21:10 h That's Who I am
22:00h Movie
00:30 h- Sign Off
07:30 h--C. Dookie & Sons
presents Hanuman Bhajans
07:45 h Annandale Kali devi
Shako Mandir
08:00 h Deaths
Announcement & In Memoriam
08:05 h- Children Movie
10:00 h- DVD Movie
12M00 h Deaths
Announcements & In
13:00 h- John Ferriandes
Insurance Presents 'National
14:00 h- NTN VH 1 Music
15:00 h- Western Classic

17:00 h- Moto GP
18:00 h- Birthday Greetings/
Deaths Announcement & In
M emoriam
19:00 h- Chitrahaar
.19:30 h- NTN Indian Musical
20:00 h- DVD Movie
23:00 h Western Classic
00:30 h- Sign Off
07:00 h- Documentary
08:00 h- Geetmala
09:00h Indian Movie
12:00h Deaths and in
12:30 h- Radha Krishna Mandir
13:00h- Interlude
14:00h Focus on GRA
-14:30 h- Shirdi Sai Parti Sa
15:00h -End Times
15:30 h- Banks Beer Music
16:00h Cartoons
.17:00h- Greetings
17:30 h- Interlude
.18:00h Deaths and In
20:00h voice of the People
20:30 h- Pushipanjali 2007
21:3Q h- Deaths and In
22:30 h -'Viewers Choice:
Indian Movie
00:30 h English Movie
- 02:00 h -English Movie
03:00 h English Movie

07:30 h- Count down
08:00h- Islamic Documentary
08:30 h- family Movie
10.00 h Family Movie
'.12:00h- Sitcom

12:30 h- sports
13:30 h- The Shonnet. Moore
14:00 h Indian Music Break
1:30 h- Wisdom From the Word
15:00 h- Oldies Music Hour
16L:00 h- Parenting & you
17:00 h- Tape 4 Stories
17:30 h- Gospel Music Break
18:00 h- Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h- Headlines Today
20:00 h- TBA
20:30 h Youths for Christ
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22:00 h- Desperate Housewives
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00:00 h- Sign Off
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09:00 h- Movie
12:00 h- Football
14:00 h Travelers Extreme
15:00 h- Discovery Health
16:00 h- FBI Files
17:00 h- Movie
19:00 h- Oldies are Goldies
20:00 h Khans Family time
20:30 h- Movie
06:00h NCN News
07:00 h- Voice qf victory
07:30 h- Assembly Prayer
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to
Greatness .
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h- Anmol Geet'
10:00 h- National Geographic
1 ;00 h- Homestretch Magazine
. 11:30 h- Weekly Digest
12L:00 h- Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h- Feature
14;00 h- In Style
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine -

15:00 h- Grew wi'liI PED
16:00 h- Feature
16:30h- Family Forum
17:00 h- Lutheran Men's
17:30 h- Guysuco round Up
18:00 h NCN Week in Review
1900h- Close Up
20:05 h Feature
20:30 h Kala Milan
21:00 h- Between the Lines
21:30 h- Movie
07:00h News
07:05 h sports
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08:00h- Christ is the Answer.
08:30 h Message for the Hour
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09:30 h- GTM under 19
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13:30 Country Eastern and
14:00h- GTM under 19
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18:00h News
18:05 h- sports
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19:00 h Salute to Senior
20:00h Bible Reading
20:30 h- answers
20:55 h Scripture Songs
21:00 h- Holiness Hour
21:30h- IPED andYou
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. 22:30 h-.Concert Hall
2.3:00 h- Death & Messages
23:55 h- News
98:1 FM
22:00 h- Oldies are Goldies
22:05 h Party Times
:00:00 h- Link with the BBC



Tenders are invited from GuySuCo Registered

Contractors for Changing Sheets on Boiler Roof


Details of scope of work and bill of quantities can be uplifted
from the Factory Manager- East Demerara Estate Enmore.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the project
description clearly indicated at the top right hand corner
and placed in the Tender Box in the Finance Office LBI by
May 11,2007.

Updated copies of IRD and NIS Compliance Certificates must
be attached to the Tender application.;

The Estate reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the
Tenders without assigning any reasons) or not necessarily to
award to the lowest bidder.

East Demerara Estate
La Bonne Intention (LBI)
East Coast Demerara
Tel. No. 220- 2891-4
Fax-No. 220-2694

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic Of Guyana

Rehabilitation of Scale Foundation and Structure
SSkeldon Wharf, Skeldon Estate

The Guyana Sugar Corporation invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the Rehabilitation of Scale Foundation and Structure Skelden Wharf,
Skeldon Estate. The delivery /construction period is six (6) weeks.

Interested.eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Guyana Sugar.
Corporation, Projects Department Factory Operations, La Bonne Intention Estate
and purchase tlhe Bid Documents at the stated address given below from 8:00 a m.
to 4:00 p.m.

Qualification requirements include: NIS and IRD compliances, Work
Programme, List of Similar Projects, List of Equipment Available for the Project.

A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders.upon payment of a non-refundable fee of G$ 5,000. The method of
payment will be in Cash or Manager's Cheque payable to
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

The Addresses referred to above are:

Purchasing Address of Bid Documents-

Purchasing Manager Factory
Materials Management Department
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No,: (592)-222-2910, 3163

The Gtuyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
reject the lowest or any tender.

Submission and Opening.
Address of Bid Documents

The Security Manager's Office'
Guyana Sugar Corporation inc.
Ogle Estate
Tender Box # 10
reserves the right to acc-pit oi

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WHEN you need quality
vehicles to rent. Contact us at
Royal Auto Sales, 212 Almond
and New Garden Streets,
Queenstown. Telephone
numbers 227-2664 or 609-
9112 or 665-7400. .

WORK from home for.
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
IT'S a once in life time
opportunity, use your spare
time filling envelopes weekly.
Send stamp self-addressed
envelope. Contact M. Narine.
Lot 108 Grant 805 Crabwood
Creek. Berbice
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100'
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stampeq self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154-Georgetown, Guyana.

FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nai artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings Street Bourda.
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-
.NAYELLI School of
-Cosmetology is -now offering a
special 3,months Cosmetology
package. Also evening classes
in Acrylic Nails, Air Brush and
basis Haircutting. Special
courses in Barbenng starting
Sunday, May 6. Time 10 am
to',1 pm. Tel. 226-2124 or visit
at 24 I'w Market Street, North
C/bura . Limited space .

360 SEALED keys of King
Solomon, readings, baths,
b ealings, breaking spells
personal protection and
property, business- and
domestic matters. 615-8751.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Express Cards. Phone 225-
7126, 226-3693. Email:


SEWING done at Kitty
Home Studio Any type of
costume, clothing, altering
Contact Sunita 231-7626
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking. fabric designing. '
curtains, cushions, soft toys, solti
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548. 610-41.05
FOR all tjpes of
dr ssmrnaking uniform and
alt, ng at affordable price
n Kity and around G/town.
nt 4, Garnette Street. C/ville (
9ous' s away from Sheriff St.).
L- Shsron 649-2358

oute. 136 ShIll Road, Kitty.
me 225-9587. Electrical
bilation and Wiring. Air-
c, n tioning and
Re geration. Elect:cnic and
S 'vision repairs. Portuguese,
,nisi. Matnematics

EARN a Certificate, Diploma or'
Degree, in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #21-5079

51 William St., & Stanley Palce, Kitty
CALL 618-4770

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i Apprenlice trIining lop electrical
Be lrainel for electrical work in
the Caribbean or anywhere.
.: Expand your skills fop a

S growing inllIslry.
Slapt a new electrical career.
currently registering students for'
its full time (Forms .1 5)
*afternoon lessons and evening
classes, Subiects offered: Maths,
English A, Social Studies, POA,
PB OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee $1
500 per subject. Tel. #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916. 615-8919.


Manuals available '
onte topic :
"How to

love smart"

Find the one you want-
Get along with the one you have
"Beauty fades smalt is forever-"
The making of a happy woman

Based on Bestsellers by
Dr. Phil and Judge Judy

Call: Sharmie Shaw
225-2598, 641-0784
for an International University
Degree in Business
Management, Travel Tourism
and Hospitality or Marketing
Management from The
Association of Business
Executive (ABE) London.
Courses are: CERTIFICATE
LEVEL Business. Accounting.
Quantitative Methods, Business
Communication, Marketin
Management, and Tourism Afl
classes commence on 7"' May
2007 for exams in December
2007.Daily, Evenin and Week
end classes. REGISTER
TODAY! 262 Thomas Street,
North Cummingsburg, G/town.
Tel. 223 7210, 225 5474 225
- 2397

Motoring 248 Forshaw and
Oronoque Sts. "You train to
Pass" 227-1063 226-78/4,
6 4 4 7 2 1 1
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Drivinq School. First
Federation Buidiiho, Manget
Place & Croal StreetW t ,,.,-i
& automatic. Phone .
4858 622-2872, 646--:
ENROL now at S1auion
Driving School, Lot 2 Croni
Street, Stabroek You could also
obtain an International Drier s
Permit. Call 227-3869 2 227
3835, 227-7560 622-8162. 61'-

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57 Uppdr Robb St. Bourda,
Georgetown. Guyana. -
(Between Oronoque &
Albert Streets. Next to Jialing)
Tel 225-1540, 622-8308

Now Registering students
for Local and Canadian
Computer Certificate /
Diploma Courses.
Computernsed / :x: ur.i.r..-
Computer Repairs.
Networking. Microsoft Office.

SALE! Novels/story books,
etc. Also rent and X-change. Call
Juliette's Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237..

Indera Singh Massage. If you
need a balance massage try my
therapeutic massage combined
with reflexology. Cell .615-6665.
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts.
alleviate pain, stress and body
tension. Ulelli Verbeke Certified
Massage Therapist. Tel. 592-
615-87T47. Home Services
available http://
Let me help easy your pain
from cardiovascular and
respiratory disorder, swelling
in the feet ando points, poor
circulation, due to diabetes,
neck shouLlder, "and upper
and lower back pain,
curvatures of the spine,
hamstring and calf muscle
pain due to congestion of
sacral nerves, and stress.
Call 227-4282 anytime. 153
Regent Street.

-FOR adoption 1 pair
SDachshund dogs short and
adorable pets. Tel. 220-3324.
NOTICE that there will publicly
sold to the highest bidder on
Thursday'100" May, 2007 at
Vigilance Magistrate's Court Yard
at 10:00 hours the following: VIZ
(1) 1 Gold Star TV colou. (2) 1
Super Drive DVD & VCR, (3) 1
music set drawer system with
speaker (2) two, (4) 1 (3) three-
piece chair set Brown, (5) 1 glass
table .(small). Voulda Jones
(Plaintiff) vs Shawn Ramalho
(Defendant). Term of sale cash.
Plus 3% auction sales due. Sgd.
Sita Ramlal, Registrar, Supreme
Court of Judicature.
APPLICATION for Music and
Dancing Licence Pursuant to the
Music and Dancing Licences
Chapter 23:03. We, Neil Brown
and Onisia Brown, both of 11
Providence, EBD, Guyana,
hereby give notice that we
applied to the Magistrate of the
Georgetown Magisterial District
for a Certificate under the Music
and Dancing Licences Act.
authorizing the grant to me of a
Music and Dancing Licence to
keep or use the place wje -
Stadium View Restaurant & Bar
situate at 11 Providence, EBD for
public entertainment. NOTICE of
any objections to the application
should be sent forthwith to the
DISTRICT and a copy of fny such
Notice should be sent to the
subscriber. Sgd Neil Brown,
Onisia Brown. Dated al
Georgetown. Demerara, This 2
day of May. 2007

Day Cards 13" x 20". Tel. 648-
4024, 220-0397. We deliver.

GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
LOOKING for friends,
companions? Call the Junior,
Senior, Singles, Dating Service
18 80 yrs. Immediate link upon
registration. Tel. 223-8237, 648-
6098. Mon. Fri. 8:30 am 5
pm, Sat. 10 am 4pm (both
pho ies same time).

CHAIRS to rent for barbers
or hair dressers also renting
chairs for nails technicians. TeE
225-5426, 644-3555.

SELF ink office or business
stamps in hour. Trophy Stall,
Bourda Market. 225-9230/623-

SPIRITUAL help from
Suriname. for sickness.
problems, evil, etc. Tel. 220-
708, 612-6417.
POLAR SHIFT study polar
shift on the net and know what's
happening with your world.
Focus on the preparedness and
not on the past. Michael Jupiter

VISIT nrvi's Royal.Hair
Fashion in -r,- --., Mall, Regent
and Camp Streets. For more
information and appointments,
call Tncia 227-7525 or 227-
ROXIE'S Fashion. Design
you own one- of-a-kind swim suit,
gym wear and dance costume
and we will sew to your
imagination. Leotardo tiqht-
and custom made .i:.ir,,,
school clothes and working
uniform on sale. Call 227-8538

CONTACT 619-2296.
REPAIRS to hydraulic-
accumulators. Contact
Friendshi Oxygen Limited.
Phone # 266-2171.
DO you need someone to
cook & clean f6r you (5) days a
week from 7.30 am to 4 pm? Tel.
664:6661 anytime!
STECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
-dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc Call 622-4521/218-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan # 650-
2017/ 265-2634.

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Skilled \\ :ker s Btlsinsc
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FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and p.-,s,,i i Contact Mohamed
on 2'..'. 667-6644.
SERVICING and repairing
of all types of pressure washer,
outboard engine, chainsaw,
brush cutter, lawn mower, water
3umps, etc. Tel. 627-7835, 266-

FOR low cost air conditioner,
refri erator, microwave, freezers,
drink and water coolers, water
heater and washing -I:-,,,- e
repairs and servicing. i ( il .I
3547, 225-4822, 624-0004.
REPAIRS done to batteries.
We specialise in rebuilding post,-
fixing loose connections and also
sealing. Contact Richard at 655-
0282 or 619-8434.
LABORATORY blood and
urine test. Fever. V-DRL, HIV,
Liver, Kidney., Heart, cholesterol,
Joint pains. 5 Cummings St. and
North Rd. Tel. 646-3226. Inter,
American Medical Center.


*ii E 3.- DELIVERY
t iiyUYANA.

CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit: www.hahintfnet

DRIVER/Salesman for water
distribution business. Tel. 222-
3488, 680-3863. .
25-4380E .
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker, one Domestic person. Call
TWO experienced bodywork
men. Contact Andrew 32 Sheriff
& Dadanawa Streets, C/ville..
BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
TRUCK'Canter Driver. Apply
in person. P. Ramroop & Sons.
23 Lombard St
MALE & female Singers.
Handymen (boy). security jinrd
person to work in Record .:i,
Apply Majesties 226-6432.
K SEWING machine operators.
Kent Garment Factory, 13
Plasiance Public Road. ECD -
Office assistants. CXC
English and Mathematics 1 to 3.
D [ama Avenue, Bel Air Park
FOR Porters. Salesoirls. boys
& Security Guards. Appfy Avinash
Complex, Water Street Call 226-
3361. 227-7829.
SEWING Machine
Operators. Draftericutter. porters.
m echanic. carDent, .'-l.i'
gardeners. D Lama, -: :
Air Park 225-4492
RECEPTION'iTST for Me.c'-al
Office. Tel. 646-32?6. betwcnr
10 am and 4 pmc-
OFFICE Ass slant. CXC
English and Mathemnatics I to 3
D Lama Ave Bel Air Park. 225-
4492 225-9404

DRIVER/Canter Driver.
Apply in person to P. Ramroop
& Sons, 23 Fort St.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards at National
Security Service. Apply at 80
Seaforth Street,
Campbellville. Tel. 227-3540.
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker, 1 male Table Hand
Baker. Contact Hurry's Pastry
Palace, Lot 2 Bel Air Village,
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
work in Kwakwani, Logging
Camp. CXC Accounts or
years Book-keeping
experience. Tel. 623-9889 or
DRIVER. Must have truck
van, tractor & lorry Licence, 3
yrs. experience. Apply to Lens
Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/ville
with written application and 2
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to Lens,
.i i.-iff & Fourth Streets,. C/

VACANCY exists for
Marketing Representatives to
work in the fields. Applicants
from all across Guyana are
welcome. Salary is attractive.
Tel. 225-9695/621-8271.
A special place' of
comfortable atmosphere
awaits an experienced
Cnmrptninqist must do. nails
ni.1 dii ,,- Fi,,, h in the city mall
and one e- i:..:r.,- .- ,j
Seamstress or v-. ,-,,. .,,i '- il
-GENERAL Clerks, Office
Clerks, Gardeners, Security
Guards. Apply in person at R.
Sookraj & Sons,'108 Regent
St., Lacytown (opp. GBTI.
girls to sew straight stitch,
overedge, binding machines,
clippers and examiners. Apply
in person at R Sookraj & Sons,
108 Regent St.- Lacytown (opp.
VACANCY exists -
experienced Graphic Designer,
experienced Computer
Operator. Corporate Advocates,
137 A Duncan Street, Bel Air
Park. Tel. # 223-7415/226-
ONE Salesclerk with
Cashier experience. Apply
stating qualifications and
experience along with copies
of two references to the
Manager, Kards Plus City Mall,
111 .112, Camp Street,
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk, Salesclerk.
F.lu.i have experience in
ri,.vGare and electrical. One
Security Guard. Apply with
written application iamson
General Store, 116 Regent
Road Bourda
VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part- time Teachers
in the following subjects:
Spanish, Business
Communication, English A/B
Information Technology and
Social Studies Please send
written application and CV to
PO Box 101652.
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Musi h! knowledge
of Payroll, NIS Fil,,-:i and must
be computer ie- at; Must.be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have. knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
apply in person with a written
application and two (2) references
to: Len's, 136 Sheriff & Fourth
Sts., C/vile. Tel: 227-2486
invited from suitably qualified
persons for the vacant positions
of: Security Guards must be
able-bodies. Billing & Delivery
Clerks [between the a es of 27
and 35 years) Safes staff
(preferably. male).
Requireme ,i : i-
have a ...
background and p devious
exoernence wi'i be an -3--et
person .
S,: :- ,,,ii (one 2f
.r -r ,u L : m hm 'ths !last
place cf #mr''.,~-,-.--.. a'-i a
valid F'.-i -- .,: .. ', ; The
Managing Director, Jited
Investment Trading Co Ltd
200 Camp Street

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GREIA Enmore, ECD 5
acres from main road $27M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737; 651-
GREIA large plot of land
for sale in Lamaha Gardens.
Price $20M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
60-ft. with 11-ft. driveway, fully
fenced $10 600 000
negotiable. Tel. 642-4827.
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.,
GREIA land in Canal No.
2 Polder, good for farming/
poultry, etc. Price $6M. Tel.
225-4398, 225r3737, 651-
GREIA i 501 acres of rice
land at Paradise, Essequibo
Coast. Price -$60M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-37 7, 651-7078.
GREIA Ipnd at Soesdyke,
24 acres good for sand pit
operation $40M neg. Tel.
225-4398, 25-3737, 651-
7078. I
GREIA land at
Friendship EBD with small
cottage- 4, fx r 200, from road
to river. Pricel--1$5M, Tel. 225-
4398, 225-37 37, 651-7078.
46 ACRES of leased land
for farm or resort. Bordered by
the Linden Highway and the
Kuru Kuru Creek. Pease call
227-3767 after work for more
acres farm land with creek.
Alliance Road Timehri 1.2
acres cultivated one farm
house. Call 261-5500 or 643-
GREIA- 130 acres of prime
land on Linden Highway to.
Demerara River with 4 000
gearing cocop trees. Price -
50M. Tel. 225-4398 225-
37,37 651-7078.98, 225-
St., Kitty- Large house lot- L
137x w 22;with approved
plans for three houses. ,$6
mil ion neg. Call # 226-1742
or 623-1317. _
SAILA PARK Vreed-6n-
Hoop, Housing. cheme. House
lot forsale, near the public
road. Prime location, .2 miles
from V/Hoop Stellihg.
Reasonable Price. Tel. # 225-
7670 or 254-097.1
QUEENSTWN, corner -
$33M, Lamaha Gardens -
15M, Pra had Nagar $11M,
Eccles a8M Sheriff Street.-
$55M, Republic Park double
lot- $28M KEYHOMES 231-
8469. 684-1852.
MEDIA Production
Assistant. 5! CX4 s, excellent
writing skills; basic knowledge
of. we design, well spoken &
groomed. Email resume to:
TWO hous lots at
Meadow Bank BBD $2M
LAND OF CANAAN 80 acres ot
transported developed land
with man made lak (850' x 380'
x8') 12,000 df canals (28' k 7')
bond (75' 44 and -one -
copcrete hose. Foperty can
be sold in blpcks dr parcels of
ten 910 acre- $3.2M er acre.
Wills Realty 1- 2272612, 627-
8314. _____.
Lamaha, GARDENS -
$15M & h10Ma Diamond
Public Road $45v Central
Georgetown-' U~$850 000.
WCD 9 acres-$5M, WCD -
16 House lots,- Parika, 124
acres- $75MWBD r Roadside,
40 acres, Diamond Housing
Scheme E B!D Riverside -
acres, sCanal;#2 50 acres &
10 acres an many more. 227-
0464, 646-3251,
EARL'S .Court $5M,
double lot, Albbrttown 16 x
28 reduced from $9M, $6.8M,
Meadow Brook reduced from
$9.5M to $7.5M, 7 acres of land
over looking the Atlantic
US$350 000, Bel Air Springs
double lot -,US$140 00 ,
acre of land,: close to Sheriff
for hospital school hotel, gas
station US$180 000. Prasad
Nagar, double lot U$70 000,
Happy Acres lot $7.5M,
Atlantic Cdns., $6.5M, Eccles -
$10M. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626, 226-3068,
225-5198, 225-2709. '
227-4040, 621-6246. LAND
FOR S-AIr: .r--"- . -
FO..R L aI s our'L LBI -
i7M, Melanie; Damanshana,
CDI1 acre $112M Alberttown
$7.5M, Atlantic Gdns S10M,
Bartica 5 acres $10M,
GuySut-o Park $12M.
Aricola, EBD -: front, 180 x 50
25M, Stone Ave. -. $13M -
$24M Queen town $33M,
herif f St. $42M US$1.5M,
Parika. land 69 acres $24M,
Timehri, EBD, 25 acres $45M,
Diamond front $3.8M
Lamaha Gdns. $ $22M. I a.-
St.-$12M, Depn'- "
Gdn- -ul
6.... at. Lamaha
.... 16M, Friendship, 1.2
* acre- $15M High St., Kingston
$75M, Happy Acres, front 6
S ots $38M. Call for details.

NAGAR. CALL 617-6850 -
GREIA- Land at Grove, EBD
$1.5M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Versailles, WBD,
house lot $7M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Soesdyke 54.4
acres $75M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078. _




AREA $1.5M (US)i








FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty. Call 226-1640.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
ROOM to rent. Long term,
short term. Sunflower Hotel.
Tel. No. 225-3817.
231-8661, 629-5061.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. Tel 663-6338. ,
BOTTOM flat business new
Anglet Canal No. 2 Polder,
WBD. Tel. 669-1866, 267-2690.
PHONE 225-9944.
KITTY, Cam pbeliville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. 6.13-2647.
NEWTOWN, Kitty -
furnished apartment suited for
visitors. Tel. 621-3438, 609-
BELAir Park, fullyfurnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
REGENT St. business
place, large and secure ground
floor for any type of businesses
BOTTOM flat 3.bo.r..,.
$80 000 neg C, ii,- r,..i
and cold, self contained. ,etc.
Tel. 628-6855
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
REPUBLIC Park -. 4-
bedroom upper flat, on
storage bond. One busir)ess
place. 233-6160. _
SPACES for business or
offices,' etc. Centrally located in
G/town: Call 225-7131. 664-
2-BEDROOM bottom at
Yarrow Dam. Contact Zalina, 26
Hill Street, Albouystown. i
NANDY Park ope two-
bedroom apartment light, Water
and grill, etc. Tel. 227-4786.
BUSINESS place and living
quarters Kitty, Public Roa ;
business place South Road.
Success Realty 223-6524,

PRASHAD Nagar $25 600
(parking), C/ville $450 000,
Kitty $35 000, Queenstowh -
$50 000. Furnished $26 00D -
$45 000. Call 231'6236. I
LAL'S REALTY 'l1-73 5
612-9574. Kingstoni. ,b-btdro.ni
60 000. Robb S.- -bedro in
$50 000. King St -, $80 I]00
(business). Robb qt .
(busi. u.. o- l QQO0

LG. GROUND floor for
business to rent in Kitty. Ideal
for school (250 students), bond.
supermarket, restaurant, bar &
snackette, etc. Tel. electricity,
generator. Call 225-0571

$40 000. TEL. 220-0996.
ONE two-bedroom apt. -
inside toilet and bath at Atlantic
Gardens, Public Road. $25 000
Chris 220-7724.
FOR rent --- one two-
bedroom bottom flat at 31
Middle St., Mc Doom. Phone
TWO (2)-bedroom
apartment in Bel Air Park to let.
Tel. 227-0308.
POSH spacious apt. with
gar ae in G/town. Contact 225-
026! 4 _pm & 6 pm 649-4855.
227-2995. KITTY.
APARTMENTS to rent -
Prashad Nagar furnished and
semi-furnished AC hot/cold
shower. Call 618-3222.
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette,'
barber shop internet cafe, salon,
etc. V/hoop. Call 225-7073, 225-
ONE bottom flat 2-
bedroom, car park, toilet, bath,
telephone, hot and cold water,
AC, grilled, at LBI. Tel. 220-
0177. _____
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
17:00 HRS.) ,
ONE three-bedroom
apartment furnished with
telephone working, hot and cold
water in Wortmanville area. Tel.
227-7830 or 629-5946.
bedroom top flat with one self-
contained bedroom and all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
2-BEDROOM apartment top
flat at Ogle Front, ECD. Contact
Tel. 222-3835.
SPACIOUS two-bedroom
apartment in Bent Street. Tel.
225-0586. $40 000)._
LOT 60 Back St., Mc Doom,
EBD 2- bedroom, 1 bottom
apt. with sitting room & kitchen.
water, light, etc. Tel. 231-2743.
Georgetown 2 400 sq. ft., new
building US$2 500. 227-0464,
NEW 2-bedroom bottom flat
apartment, spacious in
residential area, UG Road. Tel.
222-2056, 614-0745.
BOTTOM flat in Grove, EBD
2 bedrooms, living room,
kitchen, spacious yard. all
modern amenities. From June,
1, 2007. Tel. 266-2547.
OFFICE space at "Orealla,
Business Centre" on Church
Street (building before Go-
Invest). Contact 'Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280. .
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel. 227-
7830, 629-5946.:
NEW 3-bedroom bottom flat
apartment at Lot 55 Robb Street.
Toilet, water, bath, etc. Tel 223-
BEDROOM apartments for
overseas visitors long or short
term. Call 222-6510., 23-3404
FOUR (4)-bedroom house
upstairs include toilet oand
bathroom. Kitchen downstairs,
garage. Tel. No. 647-0257, 233-
BUSINESS place. Regent
St., Internet Cafe, Beauty Salon,
Office space, Chinese
Restaurant, Bond space. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency, 130 Garnett
St. Newtown, Kitfy. 225-0545,
ONE-BEDROOM bottom- flat
apartment with in side toilet.
bath, kitchen, living quarters.
(Private yard) situated at 47
D'Urban St.. Wortmanville.
Serious enquiries. Working
couple preferred. Call 225-1080.
cell 641-7211, 9 am 7 pm.
1 3-BEDROOM house in
Alexander Village. Phone,
parking. sern.riti a H .-.H r_
000-per month. Furnished and
unfurnished,' one-bedroom,
starting from $30 000 per
month, furnished 1- bedroom
apartments in hotel starting
from US$700 per month. 233-
2968, 613-6674.- _
-"" .. uTr ANVILLE,
PARK, KITTY top flat $80 000
EAST STREET bottom flai
residence doctors office,
CUMMINGS ST. (business) -
(business), HUGE B LSD G1
town KIT. .Y lousiness). TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.

BEL Air 2 self-contained
bedroom flat and 4-bedroom
bungalow with 2 self -contained
bedrooms Bel Air Park. Phone
WE have highly residential
houses in status quo areas in
and around Georgetown. Call
AGENCY 226-4362.
ONE Business place to rent
in Charlotte Street (bottom flat).
Ideal for business or office,
restaurant, internetcafe. Tel.
225-5426, cell 644-3555.
3-BEDROOM house at 72
Barrack Street, Kingston semi-
furnished light telephone water,
grilled, etc. Tel. 226-8730 -
Jean or Rajin.
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat house, situated at
129 Amla Avenue, Prashad.
Contact 645-1976 & 612-8337.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-57 76'
C/VILLE semri-furnished
apts. for overseas visitors.
Starting from US$15 per night.
Call Anand 622-2118, anytime,
bedroom top flat with all-
conveniences. K. S.jRAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in ;Craig St.,
Campbellville for! overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel. 223-
itself $75 00, 1 op flat, fully
furn $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-3856.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent, short
term or long term; Alexander
Village. Cal[226-9046 or 668-
2747 I '
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Camp bellville for overseas
guest. Short term. fall Tel. 227-
7830, 629-5946.. .
0 ARE you looking for space
for your internet service? Contact
R. R. SAMUELS 215 David &
Lamaha Sts., Kitty. Tel. 225-
1514. -.__
$50 000 & ;$40 000.
KEYHOMES 230-8469, 684-
1852. '
0001US$1' 00. KEYHOMES -
KEYHOMES'- 2A1-846b9, 684-
ONE th iee-betroom bottom
flat situated, in Kitty. One two-
bedroom bottom flat situated in
Kitty. Tel. 1.23-0453 or '227-
6675. No gent.
ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long' term basis from
sixty thousand mionthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-0336 or
231-4110 _
BEDROOM apt.l Ideal for a
couple or single person US 500
per mth.US 2 5per day.Call 227-
3546, 609 4129.
bedroom fully furnished, upper
-flat apartment. Secured, AC
telephone parking, hot and
cold. Call 613-6005, 226-1457
FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84 x 32), suitable
for processing plant factory
storage etc at Public Road Mc
Doom. -none 226-1903..
FURNISAHED 5'bedrooms,
ACs, ,Master bedroom, 2-car
gara I All furnishings are new
- US i 200. 227-0464, 646-
3251 .
EKISTING restaurant $160
000 par month or business space
- $13: .000 per month. Located
at the corners of Cummings &
Sixth Streets. Tel. 225-4709.
MIDDLE and top floor 1,100
sq. ft. Ideally suited for office or
scho4 Camp St. North
Cumningsburg. Call Richard
609-7675 or 33-2614.
1';LG. 3-bedroom A'merican-
style self-contained apt. full
furnished, telephone, grill, parkinn
1 Ouu. si zeafort St., C/
ville. Mr. Paul 231-9181. 684-
house by itself fully furn. US$1
200. 5-bedroom, fully furn.
Central G/town US$2 000.
Wills Realty. Tel. # 227-2612
647-0856, 627-A' -

OFFICE spaces in central
business area, Camp St. US$1
000; Charlotte St. US$1 000'
US$750; respectively, Kingston
US$1 000; Kitty suitabFe for
supermarket, hardware.
electrical spare parts boutique
etc. $220 nn n-,n .i.ew Market
i. two-flat concrete building by
itself US$1 200 per month
Wills Realty 227-2612. 627-
8314. 647-0856.

7504, 218-0392, 218-4635.
ONE three bedroom unfurl.
House on Main St., New
Amsterdam, basic utilities
available $50 000 per month.
Wills Realty, contact Natasha
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 00q, others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
ONE three-bedroom house
76 Republic Drive, BV big
space to drive in vehicles toilet
and bath water and over head
tanks 220-2593 & 627-6083.
Mr. & Mrs. Dodson..
ONE four bedroom fully
furn. House in residential area
four AC's, four balconies.
telephone, etc.Nandy Park -
US$1500. Wills Realty 227-
2612; 627-8314.

FLarge space ideal for bond
I or business -
Charlotte St. (Near Camp St)
'! .12 ,:= i, (

Bagotstown (nice area)
Large 1-bedroom $35,000
Large 3-bedroom $65,000
Annandale 3 bedrooms

Eccles 2 bedroom

LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, close to Sheriff
St. Fully furnished with AC, hot
& cold bath etc. Transportation
available. Call 226-8990, 615-
QUEENSTOWN, fully fumished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
inq space to rent Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843..
ATLANTIC Gds., Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom, toilet
& bath, bottom flat. parking lot,
large yard space. Price neg. Tel:
220-779, 610-4560.
: EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pIs. Call 220-
._7021. Cell 624-657.
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 perday, long
term also available. Tel. 624-4225.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section 'A Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 227-3064,233-2175,
623-1562. __
NEW three-bedroom semi-
furnished house with one self-
contained bedroom parking
spaces located in Kitty. Call 225-
1889 between the hours of 6 and
9 pm or email
BUSINESS premises --
Quamina St., Charlotte St.,
residential Craig St Republic
Park apts. C/ville, Bel Air Park,
D'Urban St., Lodge. 225-0502,
225-5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
OFFICE or business space
to rent 1 spacious bottom flat
located at 77 Hadfield St., Werk-
en-Rust, G/town. Contact
Lyndon Amsterdam or Roysdale
Forde on Tel. 227-1656 or 227-
0676 during Office hours.
4-BEDROOM, 2-storey
house, 2 2 baths, parkng,
..residential, etc hni i QkJ '
u'mrisned 3-bedroom residential
home @ US$1 800; furnished
2-bedroom top/bottom apts. @
US$600, residential. Others
Call 226-2372.
unfurnished New Haven US$2
500 Bel Air P-,p .. an .
UO.. uu and
uoa2 000 and US$2 500
Prashad Nagar US$2 000 and
US$800 C/ville $45 000,
Kitty $40 000. Sonja. -
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A. P. -
US$1 200, Section 'K' US$700
USS600, Apt. $35 000. $45
000. S55 000. $65 000 rooms
2ond9. office business Tel 227-
8 "--) 22? ,709 91.

Air Park, 184 Eping Ave. &
Kaieteur Rd. Immaculate,
modern, convenient, secue
spacious, fully grilled & air-
conditioned. 1 master and 2
bedrooms, 3 /2 baths, double
garage, etc. .agents, embassies
and international organizations
are all welcome. Call 277-
3814, 225-4413 646-9319,
619-9972, 614-0949 or
sharonxs@nyc:rr.com __ _
bedroom partly furnished -
US$1 800 and (2) another 3-
bedroom fully furnished US$3
Great 5-bedroom, partly
furnished 5-bedroom US$3
500 PLUS. Bel Air Park $80
000, and 2 at US$1 500 and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with Style.
- 227-4040 621-6246. TO LET
- Buddies Park EBL US$500
-US$700 Contirental Park,
EBD US$2 508, Republic
Park apts US$60 US$2'
500 Queenstown *- US$1 200
US$2 500, AA Eicles US$1
500 US$4 000, New Haven -
US$2 5.00 Sec !K' C/ville -
US$2 500 GuySuCo Park ECD
US$2 500 US$3 000 Be!
Air Park US$2 500 US$3
000, Bel Air. Springs US 2
500, Bel Air Gdns'-US$2 00,
Prbshad Nagar -i US$2 500.
Bel Air Springs US$3 500 -
US$4 500, Regent St. US$8
000 US15 000, Camp St. -
US$1 500 $60 000 Duncan
St. $100 000, Bly. Gdns -
5S$ 500.
ONE eight-bedroom
executive fully fur. property t.
let in prime residential are,
razor wire mounted on fence
generator in place 4 ACs, ho:
and cold water, filtered water
throughout the building. ef.
one two-bedrdfm one leave'
concrete house, new. Grove
$35 000, per month; one two-
bedroom lower flat -
constructed in Bourda, i .
per m o nth; o ne .,',:,-t ed i, .,
semi-fur, lower lai u: :;'-
US$1 000, middle floor 1 00,
sq ft, approx, US$750: two
bedroom lower flat' Robb S .
Bourda US$6p0; two-
bedroom lower flat, Camp St. -
$45 000, entire I concrete :
building and compound., North
Cummingsburg. Wills Realty
227-2612, 627-8314.
000 Area Q Turkey
furnished U6$1 30. I
Georgetown concrete building
suitable for resident/office -.
US$1 200, "' BUDDY
COMPOUND Providence two
buildings together US$1 500.:
Mandela/Alexander\ Village
suitable for restaurant $70,
000, BARR STRE.T lar e'
PLACES Bel Air-Park, Bel
New Haven, Happy, Acres.
Eccles, Continental Park.
SALE Kingston; Wright Lane
with land O x 100 ,- $48M
North Road before Canp Street
- $25M, C/ville corner
160 x 60 $16M. Ouncan Street
on double lots $30M, Section
K renovated twp families -
$18M, Bel Air Park $27M,
el Air Springs, Republic Park,
Continental. AA Eccles.
Meadow Bank 8.5Mi South
Ruimveldt, Atlartic Gardens
four bedrooms $16M ,others.
$2.4M, Diamond! BB -' $900
00, LBI Earl C urt 100 x
100 $5M, WNter Street -
$35M, Atlantic Gardens 6M.
Happy Acres 2.5, Lots 21M.
Le Ressouvenir- $36M. h.-,
Mentore/Singh R alty
1017/623-6136. I

inAl innnmo:Hniicnc f-^

LOW Income: houses for
sale in Berbice $2.6M. Tel #
227-4551, 682-2,59.
BEL Air iSprings
$33M negotiable
Keyhomes 231f8469. 611-
0315. GANESH'
- $15M. NICE. GANESH -
,, ywu-DeCl ooim iw-
storey house with; small farni
in Timehri. Phone 642-
FOR' sale b owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call
623 A9717
MEADC''VW aitk two-
Storey, concrete; building
(transport availa fle) -41-
4295. 622-7859.
CALL 263-5338.
AT 40 Alianti: Vi
apartments '.
dowr .' ,"'
$9 n _"

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HOUSE and land 61
Marshall St. Annandale South,
ECD $2.2M. Contact 263-
PROPERTY for sale at 207
Barr St., Kitty. behind Odessy
Restaurant. Call Zena at 22T-
0165 or 648-0340 $8 million.
lot, Railway St., Kitty. Vacant
possession. Call 227-6305,
4 1 6 7 2 4 -
NANDY PARK 2-storey
concrete executive styled
family home with all modern
amenities. Price negotiable.
Call 622-9961, 231-9-176.
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
house fully grilled in New
Amsterdam. Te: 333-2500.
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartment, no repair, vacant
possession. 642-0636.
NO agent call Mrs.
-Wilson 226-2650, 229-2566
to view -6-bedroom, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 110-
240v. Suits 2 families, large
GREIA commercial
building Robb St., large four-
storey concrete building -
$100M neg. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7_078._
two-storey building on land -
50' x 100'. Price.- $6M-neg.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
FOR sale or rent double lot
L-Shape 220' x 50/140' x 40
(total area 360' x 90') at Public
Road mc Doom Village Phone
toilets and bath. Modern
kitchen. Fully grilled. Good
Hope New Scheme ECD.13M.
Neg. 623-1388
TWO properties in
Queenstown for sale $17M
neg. Desire repairs. Properties
for $14M upwards. Tel. 225-
farm on 5 acres of land at Cane
Grove. ECD. Has farm house
and basic utilities. Call 227-
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
$17M. KEYHOMES 231-
8469, 684-1852.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
PROPERTY $14M. TEL. 226-
1192, 623-7742.
ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small farm in
Timebri. Phone -. 642-9947.
BUSINESS place. central
location newly constructed two-
storeyed concrete building,
-vacant possession. Price
negotiable. Tel. 642-0636.
1 -- 2-BEDROOM concrete
bungalow house with half down
stairs owner leaving $8M neg.
Agriculture Road, 'New
Scheme. Mon Repos. 684-
1011. 625-6821.
Croal \ Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6-..luxurious
bedroom mansion ideal
International Hotel $65M,
US$325 000 Ederson's 226-
Kingston, near Foreign
Embassies colonial mansion,
ideal international Hotel -
$85M. US$425 000. Ederson's
OGLE $4M, $7M,
Houston $4M. Kitty $4.5M.
$5.5M. $7,5M,. Tucville -
R. 5M. $10M, Alberttown
$4M. Call 231-6236
New Hope. E.B.D. Poad \
Rivef \wharf \ Lg.ships ',. ware
house ,' ".A. I; j. -. i .11 i '. i -
S12 M II .- Ede -'.rn's
226-5416.3 "
Cam p ci Robb 3-2-storevy
Seal 4-esi6;V
:. .i1' suo;im 2( rninir.
S,. 1 nii poay mortgages,
$26M, US$130 000. Ederson's
7325, 612-9574. Kingston -
$35M. Bel Air Park,- $25M,
Middle St. $65M, North Road
S iorr 1 Subrvainville $30M.
--.3i -. $757V New Road,
',''C $,30M & S70M ieg.,
'7 Annanaale -
S 1i Good Hope ,...
, ;. $9M, Friendship,
ELi-- I -14.M. Crane WCD -
$30 M.

Brickdam vacant 2-storey
4- bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal International
Hotel\InsLurance $45M, US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
G\town central ideal for 5
3-storey buildings, make 20 mini
malls, monthly rent pays
mortgages $70M neg. US$350
000. Ederson's 226-549.
Enterprise Garden business
investment, new 2-storey
concrete building, bottom
general store $85M, US$42
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Atlantic Gardens vacant
new 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M, US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. '
North Ruimveldt vacant
new 2-flat concrete building 4-
luxurous bedrooms area for
tennis \swimming $12.5M,
US$62 000. Ederson's 226-
North Rd. vacant 2-storey
concrete building. Ideal
Insurance \ Internet, $25M,
US$125 000. Ederson's -. 226-
Non Pariel, E.C.D 2storey
concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis \
swimming. $14M, US$70 000.
Ederson s 226-5496.
BB Eccles vacant new 2-
storey concrete 6-luxurious
bedroom mansion, parking, AC.
$30M US$150 000. Ederson's
Overseas\Guyanese Doctors
who wants new hospital,
computer lab, X-rays burnt unit.
Invest wisely $40M neg.
US$220 000. Ederson' s 226-
5496 ..................
Soesdyke 'Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
r2 mansion. Area for teriis
swimming pooL $13M. US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Have you buildings for sale?
AA-Eccles, Central .G\Iow.n,'
Republic Park. We have buyers
US dollars. Ederson's 226-
Robb\ Bourda market 2-
storey building. $75M\$50M,
US$250 000. Owner needs
medical Ederson's ..226-5496.
Guyanese overseas owners
of buildings, trying to managing
their property losing, millions.
Ederson Realty has professional'
management services. 226-
2-FLAT concrete property -
No. 2 Canal. 2-flat house
Linden, house and land
Enterprise Gardens, house -
Atlantic Ville, house Alberttown
$3.M. Success Realty .- 223-
6524, 628-0747, 266-5431
Coghlan Dam, vacant flat
concrete building, 3-bedroom
with all modern convenience -
$5 3M. Ederson's 226-5496.
Stabroek, Brickdam 2-
storey corner building. Ideal
Doctors clinic, medicaF center,
Insurance. Internet cafe $26M,
US$130 00u. Ederson's -
Parika, prime commercial
area, 3-building, for any
business, General store, Mall or
International hotel invest wisely.
$85M neg. Ederson's 226-5496.
BEL AIR Park $22M and
$32M, Courida Park, corner -
$60M, Oleander Gardens -
$50M neg. KEYHOMES 231-
8469, 684-1852.
COTTAGE quiet, safe
ne:ghbourhood in Geor town
fromr house. Asking- $8 orbert
deFleitas 642%-874.
GREIA large concrete
building in C/ville, suitable for
school, offices or other business.,
Price $65M. Tel. 225-4398.
225-3737, 651-7078.
ONE sea sea side property
on the East Coast before LBI on
5 house lots new reduced from
$55M to US$210 000. God's
Realty .Ltd. 225-3068/225-

NEW house f ul.y
furnished, 2-.5 bath, central AC.
S25 miles from Disney World.
','-,*-,I Price US$294 000 or
neg. Phone No. 954-/,.t o,,.,
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St..
Charlestown. formerly Rudy s
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$1.8M neg. Contact 227-620,4..
GREIA Trumph, ECD -
$7M, $12M, LUi.i. ECL-
$9M. $3M, Mon Repos $8M
Ogle, ECD $4M, S10M Tei
225-4398, 225-3737. 651-707".
GREIA *-- cornmercial
property at Camp Street, :om
repairs, earns USS2 000
monthly. Good for .,-. .-.1
Price $50M. Tel. ",-. ,'',,
225-3737, 651-7078
TEL. 226-1192, 623-7/....

C/ville $55M & $35M, North
Road $35M, Surbryanville -
$30M, Bel Air Park $30M, Land
of Canaan $60M.Land Ogle
$7M etc., etc. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
GREIA Queenstown, New
Garden Street -_$50M. Upper
Forshaw Street, large concrete
building on sprawling land space
$65M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078..

Samantha Point Y", T
kltl *i Jlnph ll k' :', '2 '.1
Eccles sil 1" I & I "
Republic Park $30M
Nandy Park S17M
Hcrstelling v,14M
Industry$90M '


StabrooekArea $US 15MI

C/ille $8M

-223 4928/609-2201

GREIA large concrete
building with. four rooms, toilets,
bath, sitting on land 250 x 60 ft.
at Paradise, Esseguibo Coast.
Price $6M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Prashad Nagar large
concrete and wooden buildings
with good land space $24Rv,
Section 'K' C/ville $30M $28M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA Newly constructed
concrete. building in Eccles, EBD
56.x 263 rooms, one master. 3
toilets, 3 baths. Price $21M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA large colonial
wooden & concrete building, on
sprawling land at Parika. facing
the Atlantic nice for quiet
retirement. Price $25M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
Middle St. $65M, Camp St. -
.US$1.8M Wellington St. -
$100M, Nandy Park .$18M.
Church St. US$600 000,
Thomas St. US$600 000,
Atlantic Gardens $22M, Eccles.
And many more. 227-0464, 646-
3251.- -.........-..
SINGLE family 2-bedroom
concrete house with large family
room at Lot 96 & 97 Pearl East
Bank -Demerara (enclosed
concrete double lot. Tel. 223-
9362.(Guyana) 407-343-8338
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, tour-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
,toilet, hot and cold viewing
allery, house 28' x 75', land -
51 x 00o'.
GREIA- Nightclub business
ready, turn keys move in with
living quarters in central G/town
S$T5M. Restaurant with living
quarter in Kitty $68M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078
. ....... -- - -- - - - -- - -- - -- -- - - - - --
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartments, no repairs. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0545,
6 4 2 -0 636.. ............ .............................................
ONE two-flat property situate
at Lot 179 Freeman Street, East
La Penitence, Georgetown, with
garage and Water Tank $8.5
million negotiable. Tel. No. 223-
6516, between_8 am and 4 pmi
GREIA .- D'Abreu Street,
Newtown, Kitty 2-storey
building, solid structure and in
gdod condition with three self-
contained apartments on double
lots. Price $24M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737. 651-7078.
m, n-hedroom concrete
house and land for sale. sltuate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra. East
Bank Demerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft., size of and 200
x 130.7/ 201.68 x 156.56 Call
Mark.- 626-2002.
SALE. We have properties for
1ll ourposes starting from $8
.-. rtis. Take action
0 ,''. .i I.u J ,v ... '" nlv.
according to your lal ,
Phone Mrs Persaud Go'd
Favourite Realty 225-5198.
225-3068, 225-2709. 225-2626.
larg e concrete, d Fu ccde
building, 4 rooms top, 2 rooms
- bottom complete with lavatory
anu Sanitary ,, -.i.. Building
one year old Prir-,- $S14M Te(
2 2 5 -3 7 3 7 - . : .

232 SOUTH Road, Bourda,
Georgetown Guyana. Enquiries
tel. 227-79/7.
ONE prime business
property located at corner, with
double entrance and parking
facility. Tel. # 226-1629.
ONE (1) twd-flat building
anand and at 64, D'Urban Stree,
G/town. Suitable for business
and or dwelling. Pricea $15M
negotiable. Cal Gordon on Tel.
No. 226-3595 (0), 646-0448 -
,223-4127 j_
ENTERPRISE Gardens, East
Coast Demerara upstairs 3-
bedroom residence includes
master room. Downstairs 2-
bedroom self contained, maid's
Quarters, fully meshed and
grilled with lots of parking.
Mn$6.5 negotiable. Call 628-
4809 or after 6 pm 225-7034.
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 Public Road. Lot6 Nandy
Park, EBD. Interested-person only
to call, Day 226-7806; evening -
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house on large land, Canal No.
2 $6M; one two- flat concrete
and wooden building in good
condition, Bourda $16M, one
sawmill with gang saw, ramp,
hoist, etc. on large land $40M;
one saw mills with all equipment
on 189,850 sq. ft. $285M, N.A
Berbice; large entertainment
centre, in central G/.town on
11000 sq. ft. land US$1 000
000. Wills Realtyv 227-2612,
627-8314, 647-0856.
the GPH. Concrete 2-flat -
$30M. BEL AIR PARK, Large 5-
bedroom concrete $25M-and
another 3-bedroom- $30M. BEL
AIR SPRINGS: very nice 3-
bedroom mansion $60M. MAIN
STREET $100M, US$1M and
US$3M and lots more all over.
Call 226-7128 615-6124.
Home of Better Bargains".
UNIVERSITY Gardens on 1
acre of land US$395 000, Bel
Air Garden on 1/, acre of land -
US$275 000, Bel Air Springs -
US$450 000, Jacaranda Ave.i
Bel Air Park $280 000. Great
house on triple lot in Queenston
US$350 000. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-2626/
53068/55198, email:
One Property on 4 houselots in
Courida Park.
ONE five-bedroom concrete
building Area D North Sophia -
16M; one three-bedroom
wooden building on corner, in
excellent condition, Albertown -
$15M; one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden property
in South Ruimveldt Gardens, G/
town $17M neg., one large bond
on land with erections, thereon,
Charlestown $35M; one four-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building Tucville $8.5M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-8314,
N'"W Market St. $60M,
Camp St. $40M Queenstown -
$60M, Bel Air Park $27M,
Newtown $20M & $11M. P/
Naar $28M & $25M S/R/veldt
-$17M, Ogle $20M. Courida
Park $60M, Good Hope $25M,
Republic Park $35M & $34M,
$25M, $20M, New Providence -
$20M, Bougainville Park 2
house compound $25M,
Versailles, gated dream home -
$60M. Essequibo 2-flat $9.5M,
Kingston, Ave of the Republic,
Sheriff Street. LAND South Rd. -
$11.5M, Avenue of Republic -
$70M, diamond $3M, Felicity,
ECD 9,000 s. ft. Regent St.,
Ogle. be Frelias Associates -
225-0502, 225-5782, 609-2302,
NEW Market St. $60M.
Camp St. -$40M Queenstown -
$60M, Bel Air Park $27M
Newtow 20 & $11M. P;
Naar 28& 25M. S/R/veldt
$17M, O0le $20M, Courida
Park $60v, Good Hoe 25M,
Republic Park 35M & $34M,
25M, $20M, New Providence -
20M, Bougainville Park'- 2
house compound $25M,
Versailles, gated dream home --
$60M. Essequibo 2-flat $9.5M.
Kingston. Ave of the Republic,
sheriff Street. LAND South Rd. -
S11.5M Avenue of Republic -
S70M, Diarnond- $3M. Felicity.
E UU -GG _. ., ... nt Rt
Oqle. De Freitas Associates -
225-0502 225-5782, 609-2302,
NORTH Americ., .
reduction n on i i i .; : ,.,il,

r. : i .l.1 Shell Po d
I and residence i .,
businei., _.. "*"' Prashad
Newtown. Kitty ,
Nagar $16M. Subryanviiie.
cot age on 3 000 sq. ft. land -
$7M. Queenstown land 160 x
60 $225M. Alberttown land
160 x 25 for school $6 9M
Subryanville land $17M Bel
Air uprio -.$34M. Sec! K'. -
$17M. Phone Mi Pf-aud 225-
3068, 685-0923 225b-518
Land at LBI $5fM only and (iv%
land reduction.

ONE concrete property in the
vicinity of Camp and middle
Sts., repairs suited for doctor's
residence and home $15M ned.
Phone Mr. Indhall 618-471
225-5198 or Ms. King 225-
2626, 225-2068
227-404040 621-6246
Queenstown $15M US$875
000, Festival City $18M,
Kersaint Park LBI $27M $55M,
Sheriff St: $165M $1.3M,
Garden of Eden $25M, Kitty -
$.12M $21M, Aericola, EBL -
$8M, Atlantic Vilre $9M, Mon
Repos, ECD- $10M, Broad St. -
$2 M $42M, East St., New
Market St. US$1.5M, AA Eccles
$50M, Bel Air Springs $55M -
$75M, Bel Air Park $28M -
$30M, Camp St. US$1.2M,
Berbice $270, New Gdns St.'
Queenstown US$1.2M, Re ent
US$1.5M, Non Pariel ECD -
$16M,.and many more properties
for sale. Call for details.
4362 OR E-MAIL:
RESIDENTIAL: Section K (2) -
new modern buildings Prashad
Na.yar {2), yezight Gds -
$3 Atlantic Gds. $17.5M,
Happy Acres $28M,
Campbellville building with
three apartments -' $6.M,
Eccles $30M, Qlueenstown -
$1I5M & (Land] -$12M Norton
St. $14.5M, Albert St' $9M
Vreed-en-Hoop, prime front
business & residence, Kitty -
10M, $9M & $4M South Road
$8M Lying St. $9M, D'Urban
St. $6M, Triumph $9M &
6.5M, Non Pariel $15M 9.M
nnandale $7M, Enmore with
business $6M, Enterprise Gds -
$8M, Alexander Village $7M,
Grove $10M $9M & $4.5M,
1B Eccles $1.M, Best village -
$7.5M (with three lots) two large
house lots D'Urban St. $. Tel.

TEL. 231-5171
RCA TV, 52 inches, floor
model. Call 614-4046.
ONE Gold Detector GPX 4
000. Tel. 222-6672, 653-0114.
3245, 270-1709.
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
.. -........ . . . s
TABLES. TEL. 227-3128.
7-FT. new freezer for sale
Frigidaire $120 000: Call 225-
0571. .
ONE 33-ft. keel bottom boat.
Price negotiable_. Call 220-9882.
CAT RENTAL. CALL 626-7127.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone
641-2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers, 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 615-1203.
- -- - ---- -- -- -- -- -- -- -.... .. ..... .... .. .
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456, 231-
1074. ____
with combination and key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
4 4 4 6 ............................................................. ..... ....
ONE Heavy-duty cover stitch
sewing machine" Call 622-4386,
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint 5-glIs. pail and 1-gal. All
colours Tel 220-1014.
2 DOBERMAN p Lips, pure
bred and 2 young adult Germran
shepherds, pure bred. 625-6006.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
niinnies with vaccination
"^' T. - ---- n,
certificate. Call 22b-b-,oc, oa,-

USED 20" Toshiba
Televisions. X-Box systems &
Games Cal! 666-2122
anUl ime. . ...
1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCk
unit, 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel 225-4937 -
r CPP fryers, plastic chairs
-... "' Hilux 4 x 4
a n d ta b le 1 lo y u i ...
Single Cab pick up. Tel. bo,-
571.2 -234 598. Tel. bo. -
FOR sale entire furniture
work shop inc. Machinery andt
- j ...-. ts.. Price to sell
.",',, -.,. li '5wner ;
S-" ... 622-4 -.
*,3 ,, ,t

ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generator
used X-box and play station
games. Call 227-3355.
2 HONDA pressure
washers, 2 chain saws, 2
machines, 2 microwaves 1
pump, 2 saws. Ca 265-5876.
LARGE quantities o01 black
plastic bags in wholesale and
retail. Very cheap. Call 225-
2500, 646-5888.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559, 619-
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
Doberman pups, 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. # 222-5013.

42"S .r P -vrin,TV

61' Mitsubishi DLPTV

:,' Cameras

DeWalt Generalor

I oplip

Xerox Copier

STIHL Brushcutter

1 DVD Club over 1000
DVDs. No reasonable. Offer
refused 220-3324.
FUFFLY Dachshund
puppies fully vaccinated and
dewormed Karl Tel. # 226-
9162 or 662-4353.
equipment. 1 PV 500 AMP
QSCEX 4000 Stanton Dual
CD PlaY.!. r...Te.l..623-2923.
ONE Datsun engine and
ear box 120Y, ood condition.
Price $40 000. Call 617-
8242- cell.
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000. one ar e Avanti fridoe
$58 000. Call 646-598n,
Volt Freezer in perfect
condition. Contact # 645:-1976
& 612-8337.. .....
SALE! 5550 watts Briggs
* and Stratton gqener.afor/
Motorola RIZR, KRZR cell
phones. Tel. 227-3717, 623-
534.. '
EARTH & reef sand
excavating,, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Cohtact 628-3840 or 644-
DESKTOP computer vesta
2007 amplifier, pro speakers,
mini D D camcorder, TV.
microwave, used laptops 669-
9386, 645-1059.. ......... ........
ONE new Coleman
generator on wheels 6875
watts, 120/240 volts out put
supply one foreign pools
tale all 223-647 pools
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumpns,
motors, belts valves knobs
etc. Technician available. Cal
ASSORTED electrical
items, motors, compressors,
switch gears, entrance
switches, wire, band saw
edger, etc. Call 654-0647.
-US brand name clothing
gents!laoies. ,,..
Geodfrey/Beenie, computer
accessories, hard drive
memory stick........cheap. Call
ONE 36" Panasonic
Television, one large foreign
pool table, in excellent
condition. Call Basantie or 681-
1336 or 655-5322.
FOR sale or rental two (2)
new 2006 style David's Bridal
'Michael Angelo) wedding
-'.ns, beaded with real
.R, & 10. style,.
.4 b. e .. h nhe e
-, colour: white. ..
_',,, o,,>oeter lining: 100%
-, ,: -.. : ir,,ja 100% nylon.
..,.1 ,r veil and
,., t Contact WVilton rD
!-- ior 629-6873



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1 22RB Dragline for sale
'with 2 years contract. Owner
leaving country. Contact 623-
8 WEEKS old puppies
mixed with Rottweiler and
German Shepard vaccinated
and dewormed. Phone 223-
1 MID Range speaker box 2
12" eminences, 4 bullet
tweeters, 2 10" horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinetteset. Tel. 611-3153.
PITBULL 8 wks. and 10
wks. old.' Excellent for
obreedtin and security.
Contact ay 264-2911 or
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502 134A & 404A. Also helium
for balloons and argon gas.
Phone 233-0654, (8am-- 4
pm), Mon. to Fri;
RICE Mill No. 5, all
modern- machinery full
electrical packing and sealing
machine. No. 68 Corentyne.
Contact 338-4209/2319/2660.
R E'S 'TA U R A N T.
equipment, chairs, stools,
freezer, commercial coffee
perculator fans blenders, HP
printer, photocopy machine.
all Julian 225-4709..
ONE Complete 6" Land
dredge, one 5' Lavador, one
Mult.bahd Yaesu radio with
antenna, one 6-cylinder
Perkins engine on bed. Call
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower,
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2
Y2" Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. Call 267-2329.
ONE Heavy duty, 5,550
watts Briggs & Stratton Stand-
by generator in excellent
condition. Priced easy. Call
624-7205 or Diana on 225-
3173.. Ext. 21. .
types of furniture for all classes
at: unbeatable price. Free gifts
and delivery at Morgan's
Furniture Store, 167 Charlotte
Street. L/town. 226-4129. No
business on Saturdays the
Lord's Sabbath.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices Ruimzeioht Gardens,
WCD Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
t67 ea.Lfer 3 pm.
-STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-623-651-
2 33(USL. ....,......_ ......_
.SHEET Rock Joint
Corripourd.. Boat Collon,
MDF. Purpl.ee-ar & Kabak -ii
doors, 30 x -i frosted iOuvet
glass aluminum louvro frames.
NTel 20-3067 616-1914


108 Regent Stre(.ti
Tel: 2264173

S5 colour 90" Miosqitiuo
\, ii. S95 per yard
R t'ady made :i liin'it .
ll'ge size $L1.29
'all siii ill size'S999
c.n li .
S 6(I Saltair Siiiiiin :
aesertetd colours 699
per yarf .
'60) Viso Stilting -
assrted colours S509
per y;ard,
6l" tAweriean Drill
assorted coloturl' ")'
per ard

Latest uniforiu
Linet Pl.iin alid
At lo pricee'

45" \ tIiti aiuld
colo II'd Pollo er

I ed' I: qe" a I

imaae processor 6.0 MEGA
PIXEL With 512 x D Card. One
extra battery and case $70,000.
Tel: 223-2166, 621-3383.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases, fast and efficient service.
0E- 11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBD. Phone 233-0654 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
1 DELL C521 Computer
AMD3200 (2.0 GHZ) 512MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM 17" flat
screen, new in box G$160 000.
Tel. 233-2546, 623-0501.
1 BANGA Mary Fishing boat.
35-ft. length, along with Yamaha
40 Hp turtle back, 400 lbs, 2 V.
inches seine with ice box.
Contact 220-9961, 667-8921.
(Silver) brand new (never used)
in plastic, manual and charger -
$27 000 negotiable. Also pure
bred pit bulls $25 000 neg. Tel.
220- 173.
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM, 56K
Fax modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
G........ D-.......... ..........O.LiL iER
1000 gramms purity 999.5 +0
(999.9%), speed 1 hour for every
ounce (31g) of metal. Tel. 625-
CAUSTIC soda 55 lbs $4
640, alum, 55 Ibs $5.800, Soda
ash 55 lbs $8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45-gals $52 200, granular
chlorinechlorine gas. Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(8 am 4 pm), n.o Fri.
m.._ -. .4 . ... ._ n. F..i.. ..............
LEYLAND Def $2 500 000,
Massey Ferguson 35 tractor -
$550 000, Forklift 2)-ton,
Sherpavan diesel $700 000,
JCB 3-ton telescopic forklift
Hymac $900 000, (2) 40-foot
trailers 1.6 each. Tel'. 218-1014,
Navy T-Shirts $3 000, Men
French Connection Shirt $5
500, Ralph Lauren T-Shirt $6
000, Ralph Lauren Shirt (Long
& Short Sleeve) $6 500. Ladies
Slrn Fit Gap Shirt $3 400.
Please. contact Sabeta Cell
"COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Photoshop 10,
Corel Draw 13, 'Office 2007, 2006
Quickbooks & Peac'h tree
Accounting, Point-of-Sale,
SE0carta 2007, Typing and
children educational, games and
mUch more. Call Anthony 227-
. 80:0, 625-7090> ...
generatorr 50 KVA; one year old,
e.Nw model Perkins engine -
$2.1M.) (Multi 8 in Planer, with
Joine r& saw) (Table saw with
Liter engine 24 inch blade $500
,00,'(neg.)) Sander. Mortiser, Drill
Prss, Cross cut table saw. 440
vot, Rajan 626-0350, 275-
0208. _____
.'l -YAMAHA Chappy, 50cc.-
$65 000. 1 Yamaha generator
2600 watts $150 000. 20
HaInging'baskets $60 000 all.
Bar.-b-cue grill $20 000. Tel:
2260NE Butcher shop in Bourda
Market. Contact 622-4955,
between 10 am and 5pm or'220-
6440. anytime after 5 pm.
1 5-HEAD 8-inch Robinson
moulder, 1 4-head 12-inch
Robinson Moulder,. 1 5-head 4-
inch Robinson Moulder, 1 24-inch
surface, 2 joiners and and
surfacers, 1 Maber Band saw, 1
Wadkin band saw, slotted knives
flat knives, round blocks square
blocks, etc. Tel. 222-6460. 609-
7852, 644-0150.
I DELL E 521 CPU' and
3800+ processor, 250G. HD, 1.0
G memrnory DVD burner, multi
card reader 19" LCD monitor, etc.
$275 000; 1 Acer CPU and
3500+ processor, 160 G.HD 512
memory, DVD burner, multi card
reader and 19" LCD monitor -
$210 000: 1 Hp slim ling CPU
7733, 200 GHD 512 memory
DVD burner, multi card reader -
$195 000. Tel 231-9181, 684-
4456 Paul.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18' Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers, 4 44T Drive
horns, 6 QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer,
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete witth wires, disco lights,
fogqgingq machine. One Nissan 4x
4 cmnrjlete wilh bed liner, search
iamps and ".'.v'i,'e Call 263-7305
or 618-899',-

dredge engine beaded radiator
-.$550 000; 6- inch and 4" PVC
pressure pipes. Call 613-5501.
-_ u. .e.. ......e..:.....C..... ...... ...... ...
launch, 55 ft. length, 11 ft. .
wide, powered by Marine
Caterpillar, Turbo charge, 135
Hp engine $6M neg., 1 8210
4WD tractor with f 20 dish
Bladan Rome Plough $4M
neg., 1 steel pontoon, 34 ft. -
length, 16 ft. wide $4M.
Contact 624-9125.

1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
I NISSAN Bluebird, good
condition $200 000. 681-5678
ONE AT 192 and AT 212,
all in excellent condition. Tel.
ONE Long Base RZ, EFI,
BHH Series, mags, music, etc.
Tel. 660-3972.
FORD F-150 4 x 4 4-door
excellent condition $3.8M.
223-5324, 220-1324.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition, fully powered. Tel.
No. 265-3694. ,
623-5534, 227-371,7.
series.- Price $1.7M (neg.).
Phone 226-5999, 653-5722.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218, 231-
ONE (one) Six (6)-Lug
Toyota RZ minibus. BJJ series.
TeL. 623-7394/226-4548.
ONE Austin Maestro
500 car, one Austin
Maestro 500 one ton van.
... .... ..... ...... ..........................
ONE AT 170 Carina,
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. # 256-
3750, 622-2881.
1 SUZUKI Motorcycle GSX
750 F finished 5 000 Km only, 1
Honda 750. Tel. # 685-3433,
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880,
6 1 2 7 6 6 6 PRICE
ONE Toyota Dyna, Short
based enclosed and 2 -2 192
Carinas, Price neg. contact 662-
9637 ..
ONE Tacoma, back tray
cover (new) US$1.3M. Tel.,225-
3737, 225-4398.
AE 110 COROLLA new
model, mint condition 623-
8353, 225-6359.
CRV. 'BMW, Nissan.
Pathfinder. x x 4 $1.7M,'4 x 4
Toyota $2M, Toyota Lancer -
$2M, 212 $2M. Keyhomes -
684-1852, 223-1846.
1 AE 91 SPRINTER b fully
powered mint condition, price
neg. Owner leaving country.
Contact Navin -*220-'9818, 684-
0962. __
1 NISSAN FB 12 car.
Excellent condition. Price ,-
$550 000 neg. 648-1011, 625-
1 ISUZU Pickup working
condition. Must be sold. Price
negotiable. Tel 226-4129, 226-
ONE AE 110 Sprinter fully
powered. EFI. Excellent
condition. Call cell 619-3644.
Price neg. PJJ series.
automatic, good condition -
$675 000 neg. Tel. 227-5795.
SINGLE Cab Toyota Hilux
front & rear leaf spring, good for
Interior. Call 222-6510, 623.
1 BMW Convertible.
immaculate condition. Owner
leaving $1.5M neg. Call 646-
B.M.W. 318i, low mileage.
just -arrived. $4 600 000
negotiable. Tel. 642-4827.
ONE 110 Toyota Sprinter
motor car. PHH series. Tel 623.-
8852/2 18-1384.
AT 170 Canna fuliy
powered a Iitom' iti l. iais
rnusia .ai.c Tel .."'-321i6 621-

ONE Toyota Corolla-AE 91 -
automatic, fully powered,'etc.
Tel. 220-1574, 621-9101.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims, 4
AGE, 20 valve engine, Pioneer
music system, crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210.
CONDITION. Contact 258-0619,
BGG 3Y 15-seater minibus
in good condition; 1 400cc, PAA
series Lancer motor car with
spares. Price negotiable. Call
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla.
private, manual. Price $425
00. Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater,
manual, new sdats, new engine.
Price $1.1M. Contact Rocky-
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 SV 30 Camry automatic.
AC, mag rims $1M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
diff, manual 4 x 4. $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
'1999 YEAR Alteeza 17"
alloy rims, in dash TV, CD player
etc. Price $neti. Contact us at
227-2664. 609-9112 or 665-
I1 NISSAN Laurel
automatic fully powered, clean
$550 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
oT- TOYOTA 212 Carina,
PJJ Series, never in hire.
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mag rims. $1.7M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 NISSAN Sunny (JN 100)
SN13 diesel engine, L Hand,
PHH Series, manual. $650 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA Camry, L.H.D,D
manual fully powered, a/c,
sunroof. Prlce $850 0000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina -
(back wheel drive), manual, fully
powered, mag rims, private -
$550 000. Contact Rocky 225-
4.00..621-.902. ........ .................
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered.
excellent condition. Price $650
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
GRAND Cherokee Ltd. Ed.
with 20" spinners, leather interior.
Acura Legend fully loaded.
leather interior Lexami rims. Tel.
226-6432, 623-2477.
1 1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door manual, 4 x 4; straight six left
hand, immaculate condition. Price
.. $1.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona (
full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immrnaculate
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
5902. ....
1- EPT92 Starlet, newTmodeil
2-door Turbo, automatic, fully
powered, a/c maq rims. alarm.
CD Player, (late PHH Series).
$1 2M. Contact Rocky 22 -
140 .. ...0/621-5902. .....................................
1-. G-TOAURINGu Wagon.
automatic, fully powered, a/c-
mNag rims, CD player, crystal
I'ghs, exhaust system, like new
(PHH). $1.4M. Contact Rocky -
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (3Y) -
EFI, automatic, fully powered,
(4 x 4) AC, mags, crash bar,
alarm, CD player, remote start,
roof rack, sun roof. Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky --225-1400. 621
1 AE 100 Corolla $1.2M, 1
AE 100 Sprinter $1.2M, 1 8 14
Sunny $1.2M neg., 1 NZE -
$2.7M neg., 1 2005 Tacoma.
Unique Au o Sales 223-1877.
1 2000 MODEL AT 212 -
leather interior, dual air bag, abs,
pioneer Surround system brand
new 17" rims & tyre, remote start.
alarm, very low mileage; late
PKK series. Call 613-0613, 669-
AT 192 CARINA- $1'250 000
$1 650 000, AT 212 Carina -
-$1.6M.- S2.2M, NZE Corolla -
2. 9M. Honda Civic- $1.6M.
Alteeza $5M, Camry $1.6M
CRV $3 450 000, Nissan 4 x 4 -
$1.1M. Toyota 4 x 4 $2.1M,
Hilux Surf $1.9M $3M. and
manv more. Contact us at Royal
Aut6 Sales. 212 Almond and
New Garden ': .t
Qu eeris-ln 4 e.
cirnr ers: 227-2o64 or ,., ,'
nor 665-7400.

SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished.only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
1 AT 170 Carina- PGG series
-automatic, fully powered, mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 000
S. 1 TOYOTA Mark II SX80
with manual gear box. Call
ff 622 350 ......................
ONE Land Rover Discovery
leather interior; one Nissan RZI
812) sports car. Contact
ohamed- 220-7277.
1 HILUX Surf 4 x 4 AC, CD
player, remote start, alarm, roof
rack, crash bar etc. $2M neg.
Tel. 662-9757 or 668-6161

BMW 325i

automatic, CD
sound system,
mag wheels, full
skirt kit, alarm

and more.

$1.8 M
S -

ONE Toyota Glanza Starlet.
PKK series. 'Immaculate
condition (alarm, rims. DVD.
etc). Fully. loaded. Tel. 623-

2ONE Toyota T100 4 x 4,
Extra Cab, 5-speed 2.5M neg.
One Toyota Tundra 4 x 4. Tel.
ONE 2690 KG Dyna canter
enclosed, GHH series, in good
working condition, hardly used.
Tel. 229-2378 /642-5970/619-
1 AT.170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent .condition, mag
rims, fog 'lamps, original
s oiler. Price neg. Telephone
. .-. ........ ... . .. ...... ......
1 TOYOTA4 x 4, in excellent
condition with all bars. 1 Nissan
4 x 4 Nissan Caravan. Tel. 225-
8802: 629-5387.
1 TOYOTA Sprinter AE70,
PEE series, back wheel drive,
good condition. Price $525 000.
Contact Singh. Tel. 222-6026,
I ONE RZ mini bjjs, EFI, BGG.
series, in ood condition. Music
System. eel. 669-9438. 621-
Good condition manual $750
000 neg. Tel. 664-8787/227-
............... ........ .. .... ..... ... .. ........... ...........
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition, needs
bodywork tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered.
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
7 4 5 2 ..................................
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump. 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Cal 640-
2 65.
1 RZ mini bus sEFI. L Base
with mags. 1 AT 170 Stick Gear.
Both in excellent condition
Phone 268-3953, 612.5419.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. .Good
working condition and fully
-powered. Price $750,000(
ne.gotiable:... Contact 220-.3410.
ONE Toyota Carina AA 60
in good condition. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
225-3155, 626-9813.
excellent ,..1,1 ...i. 2 AT 'j2
Carina LI I, ii powered
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.
AA 60 CARINA. Price .200
000; one RT 100 gear box $20
1no Pr, 1.....144-2461 or 622-
" .,.-, .i- -" "-I-
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ.
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over. excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel. 220-
410)3. 616-0956.
AT 192 $1.3M. AT 212 -
S1.6M, Mitsubishi Lancel -i
$1.6M, RAV-4 $2.2M. Uniaon"
Auto Sales 227-"' ." 6.,'-
AT 1u2 $1 3M. G-Tourir'i
.. 17" rims ' k e.
I, R RA''-4 Unique
Auto Sales '.-- ', 7

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1 SERIES, 111 Land
Rover working condition. Tel.
Call No. 622-6159. 660-3008
TOYOTA D4 Vista car, PJJ
series, like new, also Honda RR
600cc. 225-2319, 650-9878.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors. Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue, PKK.'series, W/ CD, AC.
etc. 4 20" mag rims
(nickel). W/C lu.-.- T6l. 231-
336, 625-3c :..f_
DODGE Grand Caravan
PHH series, also Seadoo Jet
Sky, Honda Del Sol sport car.
225-2319, 650-9878, 226-
BMW 317i car $500 000,
Suzuki 4-door car $450 000.
Suzuki 4 x 4 Jeep $550 000.
226-4177, 225-2319, 650-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors.
good condition, CD/Tape
player, bubble tray, dual air
bag. mag rims, etc. $5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
TOYOTA'Tundra 4 x 4
Extra cab GKK series, also
Yamaha Ri motorcycle
Yamaha ATV 4-wheel oike.
226-4177, 225-2319. 650-
AT 192 -$1 150 000, RAV-
4 -P'JJ series, mags, roof rack,
etc. $2.6M. Clean. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
FORD Wrecker truck- crash
bar, lift bar. needs minor works,
sold as is. Must see. Price -
$450 000. Phone 227-7677,
... ............. ...... L L ,,
1- AE 100 COROLLA,
PHH Series- $ 1 150 000
neg.. 1 AT 170 Corona. PGG
Series, 45 n i, -. $950 000
neg. Call .211 -2640. 613-
BMW 325i Conv.ertible.
automatic., low mileage.
leather curtain and CD
players. Excellent condition.
1.9M. Phone 227-7377.
ONE 2690' KG Dyna
canter enclosed. GHH series
in goodwol king condition.
hardly used. Tel. 229-2378 /
.l2. 970, i. 243-'
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3)'wheel roller.
3 tons vibrating roller. All in
good working conditions. Call
623-3404, 222-6708.
.1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidde-r all are in good
working condition. For more
,nform aii.r, c .:nir I t,4-
co 946.
JUSF airr.ved fhorrn ._ijp.n
- 2001 Tim,Jjl Tovotj i ..n
,- 'an .- \ M nel Tro .ia
RZ minibus, fully loaded -
9-? 5M neg. Call 645-88701
-22 4l i .
FOR sale one Toyola
Carina AT 170 in working
condition. Asking $650 000
negotiable. Call telephone
numbers 223-3436, 648-
4585, 654-5819.
Toyota 4-Runner. 20" chrome
wheels, alarm, lather interior.
power seats, sun roof; Pioneer
5VD Player etc,Call: 623-
ONE EP A 3r.,rlr: AT
l-'i '-,'r'i.. L i ''6- C .-arin.-l. 021
Nissan pick-up, AE 70 Corolla,
NT Convertible. All excellent
condition. AC, CD player. mag
rims, etc. Tel. 229-7018, 648-
9292 Krishna. -
GARBAGE Compacting
Truck, GMC Tow Truck, Parts
!or Nissan 720 Pick Up -
Differentials, Gear Box, Power
Box. Engine, etc: TK Dump
Truck. Lathe for machine shop.
Call Richard 609-7675.1233-
210 PREM 110 Corona
'12 Carina, Mitsubishl Lancer
AT 192 Carina. G '
Wagon, AE 1 10 C
Sprinter, AE 100 Spnriner an
Corolla. AT 170 Corona and
Carina, AE 91 Spr'niei and
Corolla BUSES. RZ & iono
and Short 8se,-EF!F & C tor)
Lite Ace and Town Ace (finger
lip and laulati c 4-Runnoer
enclosed i&lp open back.
Single and Extra C.Ili i ear
and automat"r .'v 8 RA1A 4.
;..^inatic ancd .. r Pete's
Auto Sale. 2 Gorge
Street. ,A' en-Rust
Georgetown ,elidJ Brnca-uamr
Cathedral Churc1 So,.,t Into
G.-orr'e Street "'I -2 '..,
22,-5546. 23 7-'1332


ONE Toyota AE 100
Corolla. qood condition $800
000. Phone 227-2016/684
5350. "
ONE Toyota Corolla AT 82
in good condition mag rims,
spoiler music systems, etc. Tel.
- 667-5318.
vehicle number PJJ 4663,
automatic, mag rims: AC. CD
player, alarm system. Contact
Krishna 622-5717 or 220-,
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
afli maqs. automatic. Excellent
,... ,. Price $700,000. 1
'. _i. FB 13 Stick Gear
Call: 629-4236.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camry. AE
91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 6415-
6288, 231-0555. All prices neg.
1 LADIES motorcycle.
80CC, 1 EP 71 Starlet 4-door, f
Toyota Townace minibus, 12-
seater. No reasonable .I.--
refused. Call 623-8682 -
1 3Y Super Custom,
Toyota Hiace bus (private). 1
Toyota Corona AE,, 16
Wagon (automatic). Both in
excellent condition. Tel.
-> 220-1574, 621-9101.
AT 170 Corolla, EFI clean
interior and exterior, white.
Excellent condition $800 000
neg. This offer can't be refused.
Contact Curwin # 618-7719
or 233-0185.
megrims, music set. CD player,
alarm, powered windows
power steering etc. In excellent
condition. Ter 609-9832, 222-
4367. Price 1.2 M :negotiable
0 AT 190 CORONA- $1 450
,000, Camrv $1.7M, SV 43
Ceres ma gs rim $1 050 000,
Starlet AT ": 1 050 000,
RAV-4, bus T.i,,.i F150. Tel.
218-1014 -I ---..
1 LEYLAND Double axle
hauler, 1 40' triple axle trail-r
1 Leyland 'id'-i-i axle I' i :
truck (tray i. .- : i 2 Fc i ,
(German tractors) with l-- I
Ford tractor 7840, '.. .i-t
loading bucket, 1 15-ton winch
1 RISING Sun Auto Sales -
140 Regent Pri Bnirda. Tel.
624-116- Ir: I ndra 4 x
4, 2001,, :. .-1,, Toyota
Tundra 4 x 4. 2001. fully
loaded; Toyota Tundra 2 x 4,
2002, fully loaded; Nissan
"l,,r. '996, fully loaded;
Dingo 2000, .ni
loaded Honda Capi, 2000 .Ui
'_ J ,J T.. ota Raum ,-n'.,.,.
i, hi : .,.-. Toyota Vitz. 2000,

AT 212 1 ".T 170 Carina, fully
loaded, ..'i, cars have fu
chrome mags, 1 HB 12 Sunny.
Black, nickel rnags. :.....
--owered, 1 I
J 4 x
,E . ,
.. ... ri 2 small b ses. 2
uPs, 2AT 1 ,- F. ,
Contact- M r. t, ,,, I-,,,..
B n c k d arn P o h :- ,h ,, 1. i .
-r,.,' n. P 2, ,.",;, 1 -
"on SuzuLI- :1. 1
I.' Tovot.- l -* ; i 11
1 -Tovta i
engine'i i. i -door
"ir-f (I.HD. 4 x 4 Four-runner,
P.H Series (immaculate
S,. $1.5M neg., 1
S,. solid deff, back and
S ring 4 x 4-
S .' "-" :,. Tundra
'. l "i 1- ' ,-'-I 'F -
Xtra ( f- i i 4 x 4 never
r,-tereri $2.8M, 1 5-door
Srnanual) $1.4M,
b- solid deff. 4 x 4
; : .2M.JTel. 225-0995,

" 624-0762. A NAME AND A

ONE LONG base EFI Super
Custom RZ BHH 3529 hardly
used. Tel: 626-9780.
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
1i 1 -,-iI used vehicles locate
,:.th Rd. & Alexander St..
T 1.',:,:arina & Corolla, AE 100.
..f-, i-i & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
, minibus. 227-1845 Mon. Fri..
212, 1 AT 170 Carina, fully loaded,
both cars have full chrome mags, 1
HB 12 Sunny. Black, nickel mags,
sunroof, fully powered, 1 AT 150
Corona, automatic, 1 -4 x 4 Runner
(5-door). 1 Mitsubishi Pajero, 1
ercedes Benz, 2 IRZ minibuses,
2 small buses, 2 pick ups. 2AT 192,
2AE 100. Contact Mr. Khan, behind
Brickdam Police Station, 10/10
Hadfield Street or 225-9700, 609-
6600, 233-2336, 623-9972.
ONE T--nt Lnrl Crui nr FJ
8 0 . .., I 1- i- ..... : : i 3 F
engi- 4 ': .' . ..- ii fully
power& -.J i .. ... I..: i.. .. : self
start, -i-,,. -, F 1 -1F i .,-r.- CD
play 'I .,',.h7', I I.- lour-
whec i,, ,. r --,. :-.ars.
high and low range drive, 4 new
i, r : h. ,,i I. lh (,: ,a,.!"u :l. L-I,
i ,l.' ,1 3 c.. I j n i.' ; ,
1 ., I .- r I Ij i IA-, ,

visor, power steering, new 12v
jali.r, a.,:l and front wiper, air
.,:,,,i t.... excellent, power
-i... I. lull, security system from
theft, 2 years 10 months old, PJJ
series, immaculate condition
excellent interior and fuel
consumption, well kept. never went
in the Interior. Owner migrating -
$8.6M, neg. 641-2284.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110. EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172. LN
170.RZN174, Tota Hilux Dotble Cab
YN107 LN 0tT LN 165, 4x4. RZN
167. RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106. Toyota Hilux Surf-
RZN 185YN 130, KZN 185 Mitsubishi
Center FE 638E. FE6387EV.
Toyola Carina AT 192, AT
211. Toyota Marina AE 100,-
Toyota VistaAZV 50. Honda
CRV RO01 Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
:C A21 SXA11 Toyota Mark
ii .rf.1 SXM 15 Toyota Mark 2 GX
100, Lancer IK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210 Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
C ,-i -, Lancer '-SC2A. Toyota
C.-..-.n G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose. Ramde hol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd., Bourda,
Geor etown. Tel. 226-8953,
226-1973. 227-3185. Fax.
227-318.5. We give you the.
best cause you deserve the
140 Regent Road, Bourda.
Georgetown, Guyana, South
America. Tel. 592-226-4165, 624-
1160. Fax: 592-226-4050. Honda
City VTI 4A 2001 Model: 2000, 32
000 Kmn, Colour Beie Accessories:
CD player, alloy wIeels, reverse
sensor cc: 1493 cc. -. -,ii,,-
1996 (registered 1997 .-i: .
Transmission: A'-itc -.'-sAr- ? .:- .
alloy wheels. CD '
iu -Kmn, '. Colour: Smilver.
.c ri,-, C D players YOT1,
'.:- !- I ..I i,,r il, side skirts, .. "'
,i,,:,,,,- i,. .muto cc. 1290cc,
Interior: :- ii,-. TOYOTA ECHO (7)
Model: -.-. 'Ir, i i JuIl)
Color: .u 11 rn i -, :- Aut
Accessories alloy wheels, CD
I,, 1i c ,- ,sor cc: 1299cc.
,-.:. ...i. NISSAN SUNNY
(, e s,:,.i, 1 i d 2 34 000 Km
Colour: 3old tfr:nmi'-inn- Auto
Accessories: :-, i. i -,h- I 1 i ,
wheels. CD player, cc: -l v.--
-iterior leather. TOYOTA
SOLUNA GLIA(8) Model: 2000,
47 000. Km, Colon . ii...,
I transmission: ri,,rI.)rT, "i,
Accessories: Alloy wheels, single
disc. cc:1498 cc. Interior Leather
HONDA FIT 2002 (8) Model:
2002 (registered 2003) 27 000
Kmr, Colour: Red, Transmission:
Automatic Accessories: CD
Changer, alloy wheels. rC-e':,,
sensors7-speed mode.
cc: 1493cc, Interior: L .
HONDA CItY 2001 (8l Model:
2001 (Registered 2002C 33 000
Km, Colour: Beige,' transmission:
Automatic Accessories' CD
changer, alloy wheels, reverse
sensor cc: 1493cc, Interior.
1.5XLI (8) Model: 2002 29,000
Km, Colour Silver, transmission
auto, accessories, full body kil.
,.- 1 -.nf i-I-i- 1.-y wheels.
,, :. r, i fog lights

Interior (atiMhor. HONDA CRV
AUTO (9) M.odel. 1998.1,00r
Km. Color. Blue transmission:
auto. accesscri es: Sun Iro f, l-I)
rack. alloy wheels, CD :..' ,
reverse sensor, rear i-
cc.1972c Interior leather.
,MITSUBISHI Model L ancer year
988.. in "i-r. MITSUBISHI
1988 Lilly ....' -
Model Lancer year 2uu ,ota
4x4 -Extra Cab. V6 manual-
cc: 1800.00. year:2000 Colour
BJ Year 1988 cc: 657cc Trans:
Model Wagon R Year 1996 cc:
657c'.. Irans: auto

AE 91 Toyota Sprinter
(private) automatic, fully
powered $725 000. Contact
Rky_- 225-1400/621-5902
ONE Town Ace minibus. 12
seats, BGG series. Asking $500)
000 nea. Contact David. 233-
0203, 654-8219.
1 TOYOTA (22R) L/hand- solid
Def. manual, fully powered, A/C
CD player (enclosed 2-door with 5
seats) sunroof, 4-wheel drive, (PHH
Series), alarm, Crstal light. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (Long Base) -
diesel engine, (BKK No.,
automatic, fully powered, A/C. CD
player, music set 4-wheel drive.
rice $2.2M. 1 toyota RZ (Long
Base) diesel engine. (BKK No.)
manual, 1Fi, Turbo, CD player.
Price $2.3M. Contact Rocky -
621-5902 or 225-1400.
S ;,- ,, J .,r,,-oof $3 0
i i.. I i .. ,.,- 190 E
excellent . ..,: .,iron.
Custom kit : i- iT,, ,,,, 19! .
528 E fully -4q..i : .3 i '
All prices ..- .:. i ,- :. .-1060
- leave message. .
LEYLAND 420 truck. Toyota
Corolla car, Ford 3 000 tractor, 4-
wheel arches for Hilux. Gate and
Globe valves of various sizes.
assorted electrical items. 1 240v
refrigerator. Sold as is where is. Tel.
265-7137, 629-1515..

190 E Mercedes Benz
Lililed Ldition 2.6. 6
cylinder, automatic,
fully ,po.'e'-&J, sun i, 1:: .
custom 'Ir or work,
full skirt :. 1g CD
player and more.
Needs minor Engine


,,. .... .... ._
--lg --, -

I MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for
B ib i.................... .... .
COOK/Cleaner, 1
Cornmpter'literate person. #
ONE Driver to drive canter.
Contact Tel. 220-3459, 616-
SUPERVISOR. 624-5082.
AGES 30 50.
TEL. 225-5075, 225-7364.
DRIVERS to work in Taxi
Service. Tel. 231-5808, 624-
1 LIVE-IN Maid and 1 live-
in Waitress to work at Jamns
Bar. Tel. 220-2706.
FEMALE to work in Office,
Call 231-8469, 684-1852.
ONE (1) live-in general
Domestic. Must be able to cook
Tel. 227-2993, 629-2424
NEWLY built self -contained
rooms in Prashad Nagar. Contact
227-2993 or 629-2424.
LIVE-IN 3 Waitresses. Apply
to Sugar Stick Pool Bar &
Restaurant. Call Ameer 220-
Harndyboys. Apply with
application to Regent Househokd
Electronics, 143 Regent Road
Domestic, 30 40 vts old. Tel
628-1286, 225-2749 between
:0 am & 5 pm
ROCKERZ Taxi Service
needs contract cars with
Drivers. Tel. 277-0031. 277-
0146, 653-4217.
ONE Cook, ar duate f;on0
Carnegie, waiter. 20 15 ,.s
Julian's Restacirant ,- Bar 31
Curnrings St. Tel. 225-47On9
3ERVICE -- South a.,
:umminos Streets needs anyv
amount 1 cars to work at Base.
Cdntact Mr. Khan antimoe.
225-9700 or 609-6600

ONE live-in Domestic, age
20 --35 yrs. Tel. 226-0170.
SERVICE 641-2284.
2 WAITRESSES. Apply in
person Green House
Restaurant & Bar. UG Road.
Call 222-6510.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
person can contact tel. #-225-
703, 625-5136.
GUARDS. TELE. 227-7619.
ONE Office Assistant with
valid Driver's Licence, for
doctor's Office. Tel. 226-6229,
LABOURERS for residential
farm on highway $2 000 per
day. Tel. 261-3055.
SPINDLE Turner for iob
work. 2' x 2" x 30" $200, 4" x 4'
x 48" $500. Tel. 261-3055.
1 HANDYBOY. Apply in
person -. Hilton Crest Hotel, 12
Henry Street. Werk-en-rust. Tel.
225-9211, 227-0501.
ONE Domestic to work 3
days per week. 192 Duncan St..
Newtown, Kitty.. 225-6571.
ONE property to buy in
Georgetown from owner. Price
range not more than $9M.
Please call 613-6071 or 689-
-SPICY Dishes. Wanted
Salesperson, also 1 Gardener.
Handyman and Assistant Cook.
Apply 53 David Street, Kitty. 9
am 4 pm.
CHILLY'S Restaurant & Bar.
Wanted attractive waitress and
cleaner. Contact Derick. Tel.
226-5972 between 10 am and 2
pm. Attractive wages.
SALESCLERK. 16 to 22
year. Apply with written
application to Rite Price. 94
Regent St., opposite Acme
Photo Studio.
COOKS, Waitress,
Bartenders. Handyman. Apply
in person to New Court Yard -
Watchmen, Counter Salesclerk.
Apply to Dalip Trading Ltd.. 11-
14 Broad St., Charlestown.
CONTRACT cars. hire car
Drivers and Dispatchers needed.
Contact Classic Cabs. Tel 226-
7268, 621-1548
ONE live Maid. Must be kind
and courteous. Contact 222--
4890, 682-3230 between the
ages of 20 and 35.
Scheme. Person willing to
exchange or give up, (for good
offer). Call 231-6236.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
person can contact tel. # 225-
9703, 625-5136.
experience necessary. Age 40
yrs and over. Salary
negotiable. 622-9961, 231-9176
MAID. Must be honest and
reliable to work in Lamaha
Gardens. Contact 225-3637.
RELIABLE Drivers to work
in a popular taxi service.
Excellent pay. One reference
required. Call 226-0731 -
ONE Domestic to work 4
days a week from 8 am to 1 pnm
Preferable person from between
Ogle and Montrose. Call 222-
6T08. .
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant. 5 commerce St..
G/town. 9-11 am.
Apply in person with written
-: '.:-,in Hack's Halaal
--:i -,, I 5 Commerce St.
Gitown 9 -11anm.
A FEMALE Off ce Assistant -
n sai rk; nigh sch ni led.;cationi
tI' bo trained Apply R -
H Ieaity. P 0 Box 10135
Gr.igqeO wii. t:Guyana
-CALL 226-9700
'v'aiters. Kitchen Assistant.
"..nvs. Apply in person.
Han r.y.., viurar
Hack s Halaal I o...
Commerce Street, G/town. 9 amn
-11 am

WAITRESS Cleaner. Must
be able to answer phone. Apply
in person to Hilton Restaurant,
1 Garnett & Middleton Sts., C/
ville. Tel. 226-5818.
ONE live-in Domestic to do
general house work. Must be
able to work around kids & pets.
Excellent salary. Apply 68 Robb
Street. Guyana Variety Store &
Nut Centre. Ask for Cindy.
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirl,
Porters. Applicants must have
secondary knowledge and
apply with a written application
to 16 Duncan and Vlissengen
Road. Tel. # 227-8506.
PLANNING your wedding?
Call on the experts at Trails and
Treassures, Wedding and Gift
Shop to make your dream day a
reality. Tel # 225-6296 or visit
us at 346 East St., N/C/Burg. G/
SIX (6) dogs (Doberman &
German Shepherd), 6 mths 2
yrs $10 $20 *000 instant cash.
Contact Maryann RK's Security
Services, 172 Light & Charlotte
Streets, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
7541, 227-5072.
DRIVERS with at least 10
years experienced to drive large
vehicle. Sound secondary
education will be an asset.
Apply 68 Robb-St., Lacytown.
Nut Centre building. ask for
Cindy. _
1 MALE Bond Clerk to work
in factory. Females to work in
garment factory for shift: 1pm
Midday to 8:30 pm. Call 227-
8041/2 or apply in person to 22
Austin Street. Campbellville,
between 1 and 4 pm.
ONE Security Guard, age
35 55 yrs. Apply in perFon
at 288 Middle St. :- ..,
Preferably from East Coast.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
leaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906

WANTED. PHONE 222-2211.
.Handyboys. Apply within
Prakash Variety Store. 5
America St. Tel. 227-7468.
1 ClV\L Engineer, 1 Heavy
Duty Diesel Mechanic. To work
with construction company in
the Interior (N6rth West District).
Interested persons) contact
Rueben or Troy. Tel. # 226--
3799, John 777-4065.
WELDERS fabricate
for grills work. T. Persaud
57 Russell St.,
Charlestown. Phone No.
227-6204. Cell No. 609-
\BILL Clerks with computer
knowledge, cooks, salesqirls,
cleaners and porters. Apply at
Survival 16 Duncan &
Vlissengen Road with written
application and recent passport
size picture.
'ONE Domestic worker to
wash. press, clean and do
general housework. Also she
should know how to deal with
children ages 10, 11 and 17.
Working hours 7 am 3 pm.
Interested person contact
Eunice Major at Tel. # 218-
4524, 645-2979 or 628-0756
LIST of Species: Purple
Heart, Darina, Kabukalli,
Shibadan (Pink), Tauroniro,
Tatabu. Silverballi (Brown),
Green Heart. RED Cedar
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over ..
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should be announced by next
' The, players organised
themselves into t\ o teams simi-
lar to that of the North and
South teams and played'a 50.
minute game,'the first segment
being 20 mi nutes and the second
Yellows.led 5-0 at the end
of the first segment but the.
Greens, benefiting from two
English coaches in the side,
dominated the second with a,-
double try coming from
former West Indies player
Troy Arjoon, West Indies"
player Albert La Rose and
coach Laurie Adonis, who also
scored a conversion. The'Yel-
lows' two tries came from
youth -players Gavin Thomp-
son and Robin Cordis.
No one:. reached close to
the try line in the first 13
minutes of play, then the Yel-
lows got a penalty but Ado-
nis. failed to convert it and
two minutes, later it was
'Greens' turn,_ with Ryan
Hinckson missing the goal.
Then 'just before the
whistle at the end of the seg-
ment, West Indies player
Claudius Butts initiated the
play on the left wing, found
Jason Tyrell who passed to
Under-19 player Thompson
for the try, racingfrom the
22-metre line. West Indies
player Theodore Henry was
no, good with the conversion
and.Yellows led 5-0 at the
But three minutes into
the second segment, Adonis
got the ball at the five-metre
line, evaded two players and
touched down to level the
.-Very shortly after;
Greens won the ball from
a scrum and coach Alton.
'Agard broke 'away, found
Arjoon who faked the de-
fence and ran from the 22-
metre line for the try.
Hinckson again was not ac-
curate with the conversion.
The third try for Greens
was a beautiful piece of play.
They worked the line from the
right, and La- Rose at the left
-end, received the ball, tapped it
over the defence and raced for-
ward to down the ball for th<
try. Adonis did not get the con-
Fifteen minutes in, Greens
got a penalty and Adonis was
good this time. sending his fan
club applauding and shouting in
He initiated the fourth try.
starting the build-up between
the five- and 22-metre lines.
passed to Arjoon who raced to
the try .line, downing the ball
under the goal. Adonis was good
with the conversion for the full
seven points.
Yellows got a consolation
about eight minutes to the fi-
nal whistle. Henry made the
witial run, was brought down
at about the 22-metre line
an ; -..:,,;- Cordis got
the i udl aross the line. They)
chose not to take h t'h cnver-
-siow iuilk --

Khan inspires Stewartville to emphatic victory

SHEIK Khan hit a belliger-
ent 122 to inspire
Stewartville to an emphatic
100-run victory over Conan
XI in the latest round of the
Muslim Youth Organisation-
sponsored Golyn and Sons
15-over softball cricket cbm-
petition on the West Coast of

.The-right-handed Khan
smashed ten sixes and seven
fours as his side raced to 214 for
eight at the completion of the 15
overs while Conan XI in reply
were all out for 114 in 14.4
Mukesh Ramlall took three

Shivgobin leads

Independence to victory
AN unbeaten 84 from Kishan Shivgobin led Independence
to an exciting four-run win over United in the latest round
of the New Line Aqua Farm/West Demerara Cricket Asso-
ciation 40-over competition.
Independence, in reply to United's challenging 167 all out
in 22 overs, galloped to 171 for five in the 15th over. Anil Singh
took three for 19 and Harricharran Persaud grabbed three-17,
bowling for Independence.
Canal Sports Club (CSC) thrashed Western United by
a massive 161-run margin. CSC batted first and piled up
a sufficient 289 all out 'in 35 overs with Fazal Katrimballin
hitting 68 while Mahendra Pratabji made 57.
Sahendra Mohan-picked up three for 48 from his eight overs
bowling for Western United who in reply reached 128 all out
in 20 overs with Rovin Stanley making 29.
Cultural A defeated Western United in their second
match of the weekend by 149 runs. Cultural A made 215
all out in 24 overs with Hanif Azeez hitting a fine 61 as
Kevin William nabbed five for 29 from four overs.
When Western United batted, they crumbled for 66 in 17
overs as Norman Thomas grabbed four for 20 from six overs.
In other matches, All Youths beat Belle View.while CSC
in their second encounter defeated La Grange.
Points table after the completion of five rounds.
In zone A, Cultural A 12 points and CSC nine points. In
zone B, Cultural .B 12 points and All Youths eight points. In
zone C, Windsor Forest 12 points and Independence .nine
points. In zone D, Cornelia Ida 13 points and Zeeburg eight

The competition continues today.

In loving memory of our beloved
husband, dad, grandfather, father-
in-law, brother, brother-in-law
(AK) SHINES OF 54 Little
Diamond, EBD.

D.O.B: 28-09-1955
D.O.D: 7-05-2003
Four sad and lonely years have now gone by since we saw
As we cuddle and kissed that rainy afternoon
Saying "goodbye for the evening"
Little did we know it was going to be our last on earth
Those ev, hn1ilas ihat snatched you from us rejoiced
We didn't see you suffer, we didn't see you cry
We only got the message you died without saying good
The parting unbearable and tears flow
You toiled'so tirelessly for us and gave us so much lovi
and happiness and never asking anything in return
I Yes dear, you did your best for us while you.lived
: and in death you guide us to do the some
The very same life you shared with us is still
there dad with your love and memories
Rest in peace my love

* forever remembered by your sorrowing wife Bibi -
Zemeena Sookdeo u/k (Baby Shines), daughters Annette
Anita and only son Avinch, grandson Alx son-in-la v
Mahendra, brothers, sister and sisters-in-law, o0 :
^ relatives and friends. .


In lovi






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God b
For our li


ng memory of our beloved
mother and grandmother.
nrly of Hope East Enmore,
who departed this life on '
May 3, 2000.

It's been seven years since God closed
His arms around you '
and took you to be with Him
e whispered to you, "Come to me my lovely daughter ,
and I'll take away your pain." i

Your golden heart stopped beating ,h ,a.
Your silky, soft and comforting hands at rest --" _
broke our hearts and proved to us He only takes the best .) j
e wish God could've spared you for a few more years
ves would be much better with more laughter and less tears
)ur lives go on without you and nothing is the same
ve hide t.h heartache when someone speaks your name

Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living our lives without you is the hardest part of all

May Allah continue to grant her soul'eternal rest.

Sadly inm-td by her loving husband Ramnarine Makardajh (Gandhi), five children Davo,
Lzzy Pasy -errence and Kevin; grandchildren Shelly, Shivalie, Vickash, Sauray, Robin.
Nikesho, Rahul. Anionio, Laurenzo, Annmarie, Stephanie, Nicholas and .F,-'- ; brothers,
sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, ni news, I .: ; n i:I
Oth. relatiives and friends.

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for 22, bowling for Conan XI,
who in reply never threatened
the total with Sheik Ahmad
making an unbeaten 61 which
included five sixes as Ramlall re-
turning to grab two for 15 from
his allotted three'overs.
Scores in the .other
Leonora Youths defeated
Anna Catherina Sportf Club XI
(ACSC) by six wickets. ACSC
XI 122 all out in 14.1 overs:
Lakeram Ramnarine 34 (2x6);
Rajin Rahaman 3-10 (3),
Ganesh Rambharose 3-8 (3).
Leonora Youths in reply, 124-4
in 12 overs: Vigen Kowlessar 26
Majeed XI beat Foundation
XI by 36 runs. Majeed XI 118-
,9: Shawn Ragubar 24 (3x6);
Nafeez Mohamed 3-9. Founda-
tion XI in reply 82 all out in
13.3 overs: Mohamed 17 (2x6);
Avinash Shradananda 3-15 (3).
Rohit Jainarine 3-11(3).
Rocky IX handed Conan XI
their second defeat of the day
by five wickets. Conan XI 115
all out in 14.3 overs: Mangal
Singh (31 (3x6); Riaz Khan 3-
10 (3). Rocky IX 118-5 off 13,5
overs; Sheik Ahmad 61* (5x6);
Ramesh Ramlall 2-15 (3).
Farm Masjid defeated
Firecrew XI by 36 runs. Farm
Masjid 116 all out in 14.3
overs: Imtiaz Mohamed 20
(3x6); Ronald Singh 4-19 (3).
Firecrew XI in reply 80 all
out in 12 overs: Bhupenora
Persaud 16 (1x4); Rajendra
Persaud 4-14 (3).
Cornelia Ida East Youth



and Sports Club (CIEY&SC)
beat Unstoppable XI by 16
runs. CIEY&SC 169-7: Dial
Kemnarine 68 ;(7x6, 2x4),
Dindial Harry 2-17 (3). Un-
stoppable XI in reply, reached
153-7: Gobin Hansraj 58 (5x6).
Rangers XI defeated Meten-
Meer-Zorg East Sports Club
(MMZESC) by four wickets.'
;MMZESC 104-6: Nadim Hanif
37 (3x6); Sanath La Channa 2-
. 18 (3). Rangers IX in reply 105-
6 in 12 overs: Bhisram Singh 41
(4x6); Vijay Singh 2-20 (3).
Young Warriors beat War-
riors by 13 runs. Young War-
" riors 83 all out in 14 overs:
Desmond Allen 20 (2x6);
Rohan Narine 4-16 (3). Young
Warriors in reply 70 all out
in 12 overs: Tony Singh 24
(2x6); Anil Sukhdeo 3-8 (3).
Unstoppable XI defeated

Riders XI by six wickets. Rid-
ers XI 153-7: Sunil Gobin 52
(6x6), Randell Premdass 32
(3x4); Donald Lallbeharry 2-30
(3). Unstoppable XI in reply
154-4 in 12.3 overs: Gobin
Hansraj 33 (3x6), Orlando 29
(3x6); Mark Braithwaithe 2-18
Uitvlugt Youths beat
Madina XI by six wickets.
Madina XI 64 all out in 10
overs: Naresh Singh 15 (lx6);
Mark Singh 4-15 (3). Uitvlugt
in reply 66-4 in 7.2 overs:
Nimran Shaw 18 (1x6); Calvin
Clarke 3-15 (2).
At Farm Masjld, in the
other scheduled match of the
day, they earned a walkover
from Cornelia Ida West Under-
The competition Contin-
ues today.

ARCHER: In loving memory of // l
-our dear mother PEARL \
ARCHER who departed this life
on May 8, 2003. V
Loving memories we will never forget
Sadly missed along, life's way
With silent thought and deep regret
We think of you everyday
No longer in our life to share
But in our hearts you are always there
This ayis remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed, we shall never forget
For those we love don't go away
They walk besides us everyday
Unseen and unheard, but always near '_
So loved, So missed, and so very dear.
Remembered by her loving daughters Claudette, Joycelyn and' I
i- Monico grandchildren Ron, Terrence, Candacy, & others, sister; Olga ,
Mi_. and other relatives and friends.


Wariner powers home

in 400 metres world

dress rehearsal

By Alastair Himmer be," Wariner told Reuters. "I
Think it's a possible goal to
OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) break the world record ,at the
World and Olympic gold world championships in Au-
medallist Jeremy Wariner gust."
underlined his dominance in The 23-year-old added:
"The track was real fast.. I was
impressed with the way it was.
I've never seen a surface like this
in the States so I can't wait to
Some back."
Darold Williamson trailed
Wariner home in second in 44.68
Switch Australia's Sean Wroe third
in 45.58.
., SA China's Olympic cham-
pion Liu Xiang eased to vic-
tory in his first overseas race
of the year as he ,won the
33 9 omen's 110 metres hurdles in
13.14 well outside-his
worW d record of 12.88.
"I'm confident I'can come
'back to Osaka and win the world
S JEREMY WARINER title later this year," Liu told,
-. Reuters. "Ive won four times
the 400 metres with a crush- -:in Osaka. It's a lucky place for
ing victory at the IAAF Japan me."
Grand Prix yesterday. Liu's compatriot Shi
The American powered .Dongpeng finished second in
home in ,4.02 seconds in Osaka -13:24 with Japan's Tasuku
S then threatened to break Michael Tanonaka third in 13.59.
Johnson's world record of 43.18
a: this year's world athletics WILLIAMSSHOCK
championships at the same There was a surprise in the
venue. ;women's 100 metres when

Johnson set his world
record in l1999 but Wariner is on
a fastl-rack to joining his fellow
S American: among the greatest
- 400m runners in history.
"I'm right where I want to

world champion Lauryn Will-
iams was, beaten by Cydonie
Mothersill of the Cayman Is-
Mothersill blew past the
American at the 60-metre mark

to clock a winning time of 11.33
with Williams, who also took
silver at the 2004 Olympics,.
crossing the line in 11.44.
. Japan.'s Shingo Suetsugu
took advantage of former Olym-
pic champion Maurice Greene's
late pullout to win the men's
100m in 10.23.
World champion
Bershawn Jackson surged to
victory in the men's. 400m
hurdles in 48.13 ahead of
American rival James Carter
despite tweaking a hamstring

. on the third hurdle.
Carter clocked 48.22 with
Japan's Dai Tamesue third in
48.73 in a repeat of the result
at the 2005 world champion-
ships in Helsinki.
"I tried to back up a little
bit to see if the hamstring would
loosen up," said, Jackson.,
"Heart got me through. I just
wanted to win."
This year's world champi-
onships take place at Osaka's
Nagai Stadium from August
25 to September 2.

Nets edge out

Raptors to advance

in playoffs

By Larry Fine
Jersey (Reuters) Richard
Jefferson scored the go-
ahead points with 83 seconds
left and, then made a leaping
steal to help the New Jersey
Nets beat the Toronto Rap-
tors 98-97 and clinch their
playoff series on Friday.
The dramatic victory lifted.
the Nets to a 4-2 win over
Toronto and put New Jersey
into the Eastern Conference
semi-finals against the Cleve-
land Cavaliers, who swept the
Washington Wizards in four.

.The best-of-seven series
starts today in Cleveland.
"We look forward to th
challenge," Nets coac
Lawrence Frank told reporter
about facing the second-seede
Cavaliers, led by LeBron James
The other Eastern Confer
ence semi-final pitted the top
seeded Detroit Pistons against
the Chicago Bulls with the firs
game yesterday in Detroit.
Jefferson put the Net
ahead with a spinning drive t
the hoop and iced the victor
under his own 'basket as Jos
Calderon tried to lob the ba
down low to Raptors forward
Chris Bosh. Jefferson stretch
out to snare the pass and shov
yelled it off to guard Jason Kid
as the buzzer sounded.
"We had a chance to wi
the basketball game," Raptor
coach Sam Mitchell told report
ers. "They made just one mor
play than we did."
The Raptors, who had bee
blown out in their previous tw
games in New Jersey, came ot
firing in game six determined t
send the series Rick to Toront
Despite a cold touch b
Bosh, Toronto shot 54.3 pei
cent from the floor in the firn
half and carried a 46-43 !ead int
The Nets outscored the Rap
tors by 10 points in the third qua
ter for a 75-68 lead, and stretch
it to a 10-point edge in the four
with Kidd directing the attack an
Vince Carter taking the ball to th
Bosh caught fire late in th
fiour'!h quarter to lead the Rap
tors back and Lave Toronto
97-96 lead with a short ban
shot \\ ith 47.9 seconds left.
After missed chances b
both sides, the Nets used Carte
as a decov on one side of th
court and Kidd passed t
Jefferson. who twisted and spu
his way to a lay-up for the lead
"He spunm and made a toug
shot in t.:tc'".'Raptors coac
Mitchci suid, adding that.vit'tor
was si- Slitinii rh if Caldero
had got the ball to Bosh.

A bloody Rahul Dravid Is helped out of the nets after being
hit on the nose In Eden Gardens, Kolkata, yesterday.(Yahooo

I Dravid

suffers head.,

Sinjury before


i tour ;




KOLKATA, India (Reuters) -
India captain Rahul Dravid
suffered a head injury at prac-
tice yesterday, two days before
the team are due to leave for
their tour of Bangladesh.
Dravid was hit in the face
by a short ball from seamer
Rudra Pratap Singh while bat-
ting at the preparatory camp.
The 34-year-old was struck"
through the gap between the
helmet visor and grille while
trying to sway away from a
short delivery. He was bleeding
profusely and was taken to
A board spokesman said the
injury was not serious.
"His condition has been
diagnosed as 'nose trau.na',"
the spokesman told reporters.
"He was hit on the grille
and the bal! grazed his nose.
There was no cut, just bruises.
It is not serious."
Dravid bpsi been advised
complete rest for the next 24

The selection committee
did not name a vice-captaini
for the tour, with senior bats.
men Sachin Tendulkar and(
Sourav Ganguly rested from
the one-day side but retained
for the Tests.
India, who suffered a shock
exit in the first round of the
World Cup. play a three-matchl
one-day seri;. gainsl
Bangladesh starting in Dhaka o0
Thursday followed by two
Out-of- form hatsmari
Virender Sehwag made the one'
day team but was dropped
from the Test side.
Off-spinner Harbhajan
Singh, left-iarm seamer Irfa.
Pathan and pacer Ajit Agarkar
all part of the World Cup dis
appointment, were dropped
from both teams.
Former captain Ray
Shastri was named cricke
manager last month after
Australian Greg Chappell re
signed as coach.

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Gough backs Strauss

to be England captain

ANDREW Strauss is favourite
to take over, as England cap-
tain should Michael Vaughan
be ruled out of the first Test
against West Indies through
Former England player
Darren .Gough backed Strauss
for the Lord's Test, which starts
on May 17.
He told-BBC Five Live:
"Without a doubt, Strauss, as
She's done it before and knows
what it's all about."
Vaughan broke his finger on
Thursday, playing for Yorkshire
in an attempt to get more
matches under his belt.
The 32-year-old is rated
as doubtful for the first Test'
and could miss the second
one, at his county ground
Headingley, too, as the injury
typically takes a month to
Strauss led England last'
summer when Vaughan and
Andrew Flintoff were both
injured: ,
SHe-started with a traumatic
5-0 whitewash against Sri Larika
in the one-day series, but won
the Test series against Pakistan
3-0. 6
However a fit-again

Andrew Strauss led-
England to a 3-0 Test win
against Pakistan in 2006.
Flintoff was-preferred to
Strauss to lead England dur-
ing the Ashes series in Aus-
tralia, where England were
trounced 5-0 in the Tests but
bounced-back to win the one-
day CB Series.
But Flintoff was publicly
reprimanded and stripped of the
vice-captaincy during the World
Cup in the Caribbean after a
drunken episode involving a
Gough said: "Unfortu-
nately he (Flintoff) got done
for going out and having a
drink but that should not stop
him being captain of En-
"But I think they will go for
Andrew Strauss."
Paul Collingwood is the
third name in the frame but he
has very, little captaincy expe-
rience although he would relish
the chance.
He said: "To get men-
tioned with the captaincy is
obviously a great feeling. I've
done a few games for Durham
a couple of seasons ago.
I enjoy the challenges olf
captaincy but, as I'\e sa.iid.
hopefully this will be in the Iiu-
ture and hopefully Michael
Vaughan will be fit."
-' In 'ti' atrenfpr( t''i T iil.

Vaughan could use a hyperbaric
oxygen chamber to speed up the
healing process.
Both Simon Jones and Mat-
thew Hoggard have used the
chamber before with varying de-
grees of success.
Jones failed to recover
from an ankle injury which
ruled him out of the fifth and
final-Ashes Test at The Oval
in 2005.
But Hoggard did recover

from a hand injury in time to
face Pakistan at Lord's last
summer and took five wickets
in the match.
Yorkshire physiotherapist
Scott McAllister said: "It is
just one of the options being
considered, but it may or may
not be beneficial in Michael's
"We're icing the finger to
keep. swelling to a minimum
and concentrating on making
sure it is immobile at all
"That combination of
regular icing and immobility
could well be the best route
to follow but we're keeping
.an open mind right now."
(BBC Sport)

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) -
Former England batsman
Geoff Boycott believes India
captain Rahul Dravid needs
to be more assertive for the
team to rediscover success.
"Rahul Dravid is a superb
batsman, a lovely lad whom no-
body dislikes but be needs to
stand up and take charge," Boy-
cott said yesterday. "He is not
a born leader".
"A strong leader is a must.

India's best period in recent
years has been with a strong
captain (Sourav) Gangulyv anJd a
nice man behind the scenes in
John Wright.
"They complemented cich
other,." Boycott wrote in
'Mmiii-iai dailyy DNA 'ycsti'rda,

Zimbabwe Cricket exposed by John Howard's action

Changing the game

By Steven Price in Harare

THE news that John Howard,
Australia's prime minister,
has offered to pay any fine
levied on Cricket Australia
should it refuse to send a side
to Zimbabwe later this year
would have made Peter
Chingoka, back here .in
Harare after being lavishly
entertained at the World Cup,
splutter into his morning. cof-
fee ... and it wouldn't have
done anything for Malcolm
Speed's digestion either.
Howard's unexpected move
means that Zimbabwe's place in
world cricket is not only again
under the spotlight, but is also
far less secure that it was 24
hours ago.
Until now, although the
boards in Australia, England and
New Zealand have all come un-
der pressure .from their respec-
tive governments, they have all
gone through with the commit-
ments rather than. face a
swingeing fine from the ICC.
-Zimbabwe Cricket has car-
-ried on, bolstered by the knowl-
edge that the financial penalties
for shunning it would almost
guarantee it from anything more
than rhetoric.
But all that has changed.
With Howard commendably
backing his government's
stance with money, Cricket
Australia no longer has to
worry about the balance
sheet. It may 'well decide to
spare its players a moral di-
lemma and opt to stay at
home. If it doesn't, then the
sympathy for it being caught
between a rock and a hard
place might turn to open hos-

Speed also faces a conun-
drum. If Australia back out then
do the ICC fine them, and face
a public backlash, or not fine
them and open the floodgates for
any country to opt out of
tours? Almost certainly, it will
make Howard pay up. After all,
its publicity rating can hardly
get any lower after the
shambles in the Caribbean, but

Prime Minister John
Howard his offer has
changed the whole game.

the hatches will need to be bat-
tened down in Dubai.
Zimbaibwe Cricket, and no
doubt some elsewhere in the
cricketing fraternity, will offer
tired arguments about
Australia's visit not being politi-

cal and boosting the profile of
the game here. That's simply
Since Chingoka was reap-
pointed by the government in
2006 the board has under-
taken a purge of all oppo-
nents, and any shred of hope
it was remotely apolitical dis-
appeared. It operates using
intimidation of players, ad-
ministrators, and reporters -
and benefits a chosen few,
just as the government itself
The substantial funds that
the ICC pours into Zimbabwe
disappear into a black hole. The
players are blackmailed into
signing contracts and paid little
and late the administration
grows increasingly bloated, and
on the ground the game contin-
ues to decline, through neglect
and a lack of money.
Where the cash goes is
anyone's guess, but the board
stands accused of serious fi-
nancial misconduct. The ICC
has in its possession a foren-
sic audit of dubious credibil-
ity but seems unwilling to
share it with anyone.
Australia's visit would be
used by the state-run media and
ZC as an opportunity to brag
to anyone that will listen that
the country is operating nor-

Furthermore, the TV rev-
enue the three ODIs generated


would be unlikely to filter too
far down the gravy train. Only
a handful would be likely to
benefit. And, as attendancess at
recent ODIs here have shown.
so dire have things become that
few would bother to watch
The next few weeks will
be interesting.. The ball -is
now in Cricket Australia's
court, and the great and the
good in Harare .and Dubai
.will be waiting nervously to
see what happen. (Cricinfo).




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of the previous captain-coach
combination when New
Zealander Wright served as
India's first foreign coach for al-
most five years.
The Indian board is look-
ing for Greg Chappell's suc-
cessor after the Australian
resigned as coach following
the team's first-round exit in
the World Cup in the Carib-
"A coach can help with moti-
vation, shaping a player's batting or
bowling plus organisation, but in the
end, the captain should be the guy
pulling the strings."
Dravid was retained as
skipper for the next three se-
ries, starting with the tour of
Bangladesh which starts on
Thursday, with former India
captain Ravi Shastri ap-
pointed cricket manager.
"Finding another coach is
not the panacea to building a
grcat side. I don't think it mat-
ters whether a coach is from In-
dia or abroad. For me, too much
is made of the role of the coach."
Boycott said.
"India have just had a
strong coach .in Greg
Chappell and a nice man in
as.ckptain. (Dravid). It doesn't
workas-,well" ; -, . '',
' '- i ''.'''. ":' ,,i? i

5/5/2007. 9:28 PM

5/5/2007. 10:07 PM

I In i capai Daidn e st



Man United on brink

of Premier League title

I.WI ... et ammoe pI

By Mike Collett

LONDON,- England
(Reuters) Manchester
United took a giant step to-
wards the Premier League
title when.' they beat
Manchester City 1-0 in a one-
sided local derby yesterday to
open up an eight-point lead
over defending champions
2-a Chelsea.
United. who won with a
34th minute penalty from
Cristiano Ronaldo, have 88
points with two matches to
play which means Chelsea; on
80 points with three matches to
go. must win'at Arsenal today
to keep alive their slim hopes
of a third successive champion-
Anything less and United
will go. to Stanford Bridge to
playC Chclea on Wednesday as
At the other end of the
table, West Ham United
moved out of the relegation
zone for the first time since
early December with a 3-1
home win over Bolton Wan-
derers with Argentine
midfielder Carlos Tevez scor-

ing twice.
Wigan Athletic though,
slipped into the bottom three
for the first time this season -
and three points adrift after
losing 1-0 at home to
Middlesbrough, their eighth suc-
cessive match without a win.
Mark Viduka scored the only
goal in the 29th minute.
Fulham moved up to 15th
after their 1-0 win over Cham-
pions League finalists
Liverpool at Craven Cottage
with American substitute
Clint Dempsey_ scoring the
goal after 69 minutes.
Sheffield United failed to
ease their relegation worries-
as a 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa
left them 16th, level on 38
points with West Ham.
Everton moved up to fifth'
and effectively secured a place
in itext season's UEFA Cup
with a 3-0 home win over fel-
low hopefuls Portsmouth while.
Reading's hopes of a first Euro-
pean place took a knock with a
surprise 2-0 home defeat by rel-'
cgated Watford.
Blackburn Rovers stayed in
contention for a UEFA Cup
place with a 2-0 win at

Newcastle United where fit-
again Michael Owen made his
first home appearance since De-
cember 2005.

All the early attention was
focused on the lunchtime kick-
off at Eastlands in a Manches-
ter derby totally dominated by
United but decided by two pen-
Ronaldo scored his but
City's Darius Vassell blew
a chance to equalise from
the spot when Edwin van
der Sar saved his 81st
minute effort.
United, recovering
from their shattering loss
to AC Milan in the Cham-
pions League semi-final,
on Wednesday, dominated
from first kick to last and
always looked like winning,
to go within touching di.s-
tance of their first title
since 2003.
"A delighted United man-
ager Alex Ferguson told Sky
Sports: "The courage they
showed today was fantastic.
You saw the real Manchester
United today, there was tired-
ness there and our game
wasn't as sharp as normal,
but derby games can be like

He said a draw between Ar-
senal and Chelsea today would
"do me fine" but that he would
not watch the match on televi-
sion and was due to go to Spain.

It was the second successive
home match in which City had
missed a penalty' after Joey
Barton's failure against Aston
Villa last week and meant they
ended the season without a goal
in eight successive home
matches since New Year's Day.
Their season's tally of 10
home league goals is the worst
record in the English top tier
since league football began in

By Julian Linden

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
t Australia captain Ricky
Pointing. believes his team
will continue to dominate
world cricket toryears to
-come unless their opponents
Rival countries had been
hoping Australia would, lose
their grip on world cricket iw ith
the retirements of Shane Warne.
Glenn McGrath. Justin Langcr
ani Damien Martyn.
But those hopes look to
have been dashed after an
Australian team featuring
the next generation of play-
ers hardly broke sweat on
the way to winning the World
Cup for the third time in a

Of the 15 Australians who
played, in the World Cup, only
McGrath is'quitting. The two
openers Adam Gilchrist and
Matthew Hayden both want to
continue despite being in their


late 30s.-

"The kill, that were on. There is also no shortage
Display at that World Cup have of quality younger players
probably ne\tr been seen before coming through with Michael
in international cricket and that C('larlc. Mike Hussey and
Should he soniething that iwe \ndlrew Symonds already
,h auld he \cr' proud ol. eiCm regulars.
Pointing iild ropor'emrs after the Australia's long search
:i] dirmi\ed home \esiclda. lor an all-rounder looks to
Potuine .aid tile recent e.xo have borne fruit in the form
.: iior pi,;\ers would ntt of Shane Watson. while the
-... 'v, iihr orn'- last bowling stocks look as
S. h..ap. healthy asever since the
"I think if an thing %se emergence of Stuart Clark,
Stne i!n Lcased that margin Shaun Tait, Nathan Bracken'
holit een ;!. le'amns through and Mitchell Johnson.
liiS (ourni.: ..:'l." Ponting Australia's biggest probicn m
,, l.7. .." -,' -" ," ifnl z a ncti 't .p I

3 &30o65 '' 1"6

ment for spinner Warne. but fact and loo.< at what we are do-
Ponting said the future was still ing," he said.
as bright as ever. "And look at how they are
"I think we have j'v t gone playing their cricket and
ahead and even widened that make sure next time they
gap so it is up to the opposi- play against us, they can com-
tion countries to address that pete better against us."

SLpetter to the

Sports Editor

Work together for

the betterment of

Windies cricket
I REMEMBER from an early age my father always saying to
me "you can't be wrong, and want to be strong at the same
time." Well daddy, I guess the West Indies Cricket Board WICB
has proved your statement all wrong.
I am 100 percent in support of West .Indies Players Associa-
tion (WIPA) and its current stance ,on supporting the well being of
West Indian cricketers. ,
For far too long the board has taken for granted and has also
taken advantage of the players, who have always been under-
equipped for discussion and dialogue.
Now that WIPA is in existence this makes the players "money-
grabbers", how preposterous.
The board may have a point to argue that currently their play-
ers are underachievers. However, the fact still remains that the board
still has a commitment to honour and must be held.accountable for
the present state of affairs which continues to embarrass West In-
-dians on the international scene.
On the topic of underachievers, who is to take the blame for
the rapidly declining standard of cricket in the Caribbean ... the
players? No way! While we were enjoying our golden years in the
80s and 90s, what did the board do to cultivate and nurture our
talent? What did the board do about upgrading our cricket facili-
What did the board do about our grassroots cricket? What did
the board do to maintain a high level of competition at the first
class level? I can ask a lot of "what has, and the answer will al-
ways be an emphatic NOTHING! Now-to put the icing on the
cake the board has now become dictators and has now begun the
practice of being autocratic leaders. This absurdity must end!
The players have been mistreated for too long and enough-is
enough. Why must they pay the penalty for your negligence and
your incompetence of the past? The WIPA is merely looking after
their players' best interests and' have been doing a fantastic job too.
Maybe WICB should take a page from their book!
The evidence is'clear and the WICB is guilty. Stop this
nonsense and honour your commitments. Start to respect the
WIPA as every other Test-playing board does.
Work together for the betterment of West Indies cricket.

SA coach Arthur

under fire

ROGER Telemachus and
Robin Petersen have
criticised South Africa coach
Mickey Arthur for his man-
management during the
World Cup.
Telemachus, the only player
in the 15-man squad not to get

a game during the tournament,
and spinner Peterson believe
Arthur made several mistakes as.
the Proteas crashed out at the
semi-final stage to Australia.
"I'm not afraid to say I am
spitting mad. And I'm not the
only one who feels this %way. To
this day I do not know whs\ 1
did not get an opportunity to
play." Telemachus said in re-
marks reported by the Cape
Argus newspaper.
"I thought those of us
who were not regular mem-
bers of the first-choice team
would be given a chance
against Ireland a-nd
Tclenmichus said Arthur's
ongoing excuses 'do not make
"Eecry time wec pla\ the
Aussics iwe seem to l ''CCZe'. And.

every time all sorts of excuse.,
are made." he added.
"The players who were in-i
volved in these games should?
accept the blame for what wenq

\\ rong.
Peterson echoe
Telemachus's sentiments.
"One departs from her
with expectations because yo
have been selected, only t
have to wait again for an op
portunity to show what yo
have to offer," he said
(CGricket Australia) .
I. .I" .l; t ". *. t

,i, ~ .

Pointing believes Australia

will continue to dominate

Bangladesh to

tour New Zealand

in December

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) Bangladesh will tour New
Zealand in December and January for two Tests and three
one-day internationals, the Bangladesh Cricket Board
(BCB) said last week..
'"In return New Zealand \\ill visit Bangladesh in October
next veal'" BCB gencral-secretari Mahbub Anam told Reuters.
Both series \\ill he in addition to the International Cricket
Council's (ICC)Future 'loturs lrogramme.
."New Zealand hame agreed to play against us after see-
ing our performances in the World Cup." Anam said..
Bangladesh beat India and l3ci:rmida in the grIup phase to
reach the Sutper Eight in thle C.('ihhJIcan. hut could only manage
an upset victor) os\Lr South .\Amrica in their si' suhseiuiicnt
matches to finish scventh in the worldl d Cup ,standings.
Sri Lanka chonfirined lthe\ would d plau three Test,'\ when
lih'\ liost r inelldesh in .lineC. Anam sIll I' li ill he i the
second liile Banm adcsh \\ill hali\e played three Test, in ai
rL'i''es alter hcir niu idc'n tlhre-Test rubber iegains't Paki-
stan in 21)1003.
Bangladesh's iast Test was against Australia in April
2006 but they host India for two Tests and three ODIs this
month, . . i .



S.SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 6, 2007 31' .


' -


Demerara, Berbice clash in GTA

By Ravendra Madholall

DESPITE the stormy weather
lately, the Guyana National
Stadium, the modern cricket
facility at Providence, will be
ready to allow play once the
sun shines this morning, as.
reigning champions
Demerara clash with arch-ri-
vals Berbice in the deciding
round of the 2007 GTM Un-
der-19 Inter-county cricket
competition from 09:30 h.
In the previous two one-
dayers rain had hampered a full
day's play. But should there be
play today, a keen contest is
highly anticipated in this final
round with the youngsters no
doubt trying to impress the se-
lectors for the upcoming regional.
youth tournament.
Both camps will be looking
for improved weather condi-
Demerara. who won the
three-day version comfortably,
will be hoping to continue their
dominance in the abbreviated
version after their easy win
against Essequibo.

Berbice, who also dis-
posed of Essequibo, will, how-
ever, have to show better ap-
plication in their approach
against the formidable
Demerara team. and seek as-
cendancy after their relega-
tion in the 2005 competition.
The last time they clashed
the hosts came out victorious
via the Duckworth-Lewis sys-
tem, with their skipper Steven
Jacobs hitting an electrifying 81.
If Demerara'.s all-round
strength can prevail in this de-
ciding round, the Berbicians will
be hard-pressed to really halt
the opposition's unbeaten run
in this year's competition, hav-
ing done so well in the longer
version of the game.
Steven Jacobs, the in-form
Rajendra Chandrika, Robin
Bacchus and Chris Patadin
whose form eluded him in the
one-day competition, will have to
do the bulk of the batting while
diminutive left-hander Vishal
Singh, all-rounder Travis
Blyden and Kellon Carmichael
will be the men capable of domi-
nating with the bat as well

The wicket-keeping spot
continues to be a major problem
for the Demerara team after
Delroy Jacobs and Joseph Perry


have shown equal competence
behind the stumps but with little
credit to their batting.
Much is expected of
Demerara's formidable bowling
attack which should rest on the
shoulders of pacers. Leon Scott,
Chidanand Shivram, Delroy

George. medium p
Carmichael. The slow-boy
department will be spearhe
by off-spinner Clive An
left-arm spinner Tot:
Bishun, leg-spinner Blydei
off-spinner Steven Jacobs.
Berbice, on the o
hand, will be looking to
revenge against their o
nents who have beaten t
in the three-day gam
GCC ground, Bourda. I
side will be led by nati
player Veerasammy Perr
He will definitely hand
spin while off-spinner Raji
Bolo, who was quite impre
in the first: match aga
Demerara, will lend suppo
Left-arm orthodox sp
Eugene La Fleur, occasion
spinner Farouk Hussain,
continues to show improve
with the ball, can add varied
The pacers, left-
swing bowler Deven
Ramoutar will spearhead
attack while he can expect
distance from Travis Perr
Keyron Frazer. who
surprisingly omitted for

A one-dayer

pacer match against Essequibo. should Ha.
wling find his place back in the team. Na:
headed Leg-spinner Jonathan Foo Ric
dries, should assist in the bowling de-
aram apartment as well.
n and Foo has been in good form
coming off an aggressive half-
ther century against Essequibo while
take Seon Hetymer who made a fine
ppo- 42 also against Essequibo will
them again be asked to take up the
ie at batting mantle.
[heir Openers Terrence De
ional Cunha, Hussain, Parsram
maul. Tilkuram, Dane Benny and
le the Permaul are useful batsmen ca-
endra pable of scoring quick runs on
;ssive a track that is expected to play
ainst normally throughout the 100
)rt. overs, if necessary.
inner The two umpires for today's
il off- game are Nigel Duguid and Sh- Vee
who annon Crawford with Krishna tail
ment Lall as standby. tail
ety. Demerara team reads: Fan
-arm Steven Jacobs (captain), Foi
ndra Rajendra Chandrika (vice-cap- Tra
d the tain), Chris Patadin, Vishal Ra
ct as- Singh, Robin Bacchus, Delroy Fle
ry. Jacobs (wkp.), Joseph Perry Dei
was (wkp), Totaram Bishun, Travis '
r the Blyden, Clive Andries, Leon Wa
Scott, Chivdanand Shivram, will
Kellon Carmichael and Delon spo


milton. The manager i,
zimul Drepaul with Daniel
hmond as coach.
Berbice team reads:

erasammy Permaul (cap-
n), Dane Benny (vice-cap-
n), Terrence De Cunha,
rouk Hussain, Jonathan
o, Parasram Tilkurani.
ivis Perry; Keyron Frazer.
jendra Bolo, Eugene La
eur, Seott Hetymer and
vendra Ramoutar.
The manager is Vemeno
Iter while Hubern Evans
I take up the coach's re-

-~ a
~r~'~p- ~ a ~'~2 ~ .~5 .

By Joe Chapman

GUYANA'S return to the Se-
nior Caribbeaun Basketball
Championships has been
boosted with the news that
Sherwin William Henry, 40,
is now an accredited Interna-
tional Basketball Federation
(FIBA) referee and Guyana's
only one at the moment.
Henry, who hails from Lin-
den, became the lone FIBA ref-
eree, succeeding United States-
based Howard Peters, who was
unable to be re-certified and
was taken off the list last year.
Henry's appointment
comes at a time after Guyana

lost its only FIBA referee, who
was unable to attend re-certifi-
cation clinics over the past
years after migration.
It is ten years since Pe-
ters was first listed as a FIBA
referee and he was re-certi-
fied in 1999.
He then migrated to the
United States and with Guyana
not having attended the CBC
championships since 2000, he
was unable to connect with
FIBA to ensure his fitness is
what it should be and to refresh
his knowledge as a referee.
Henry has -become also the
first referee from Linden to be
so accredited and joins the list

Young Reggae Boys snatch

late win to redeem hopes
KINGSTON. Jamaica iCMCi Jamaica's young Reggae
Bois earned their first points of the FIFA Under-17 World
Cup qualifiers when they came from behind to beat the
United States 3-2 on Friday.
Play ing at Ihe National Stadium in Group B ut" the lourna-
ment. Jamaica goit lae second half goil-d from Sh.inmri Bro>- ii
t7Sthi. Deer Ogrill i82ndi and Juhn-Ro.. D sil', i.iYihi I..
o erturn a 2.'- deficit at halftine and re '.e heir .iia p.ilgn.
In the other much. Trinidad & Tob.-gu, .lA.. ollecled leoi
tiri point ".hen the. deteiied Canjad 2. I
Jamiica. needing a ,'.In to reunecl ilicir t.lihnce in what
ha-. been a disappointing tournament for them, seemed en route
to a second.l u ce,. .e loss \,.hen tihe' trailed 2-0 at halftime.
Sheanon \illiams had put the UIS ahead in the 15th
minute %hen he took on the Jamaican defence with his
pace and finished mith a beautiful \olle past g-ualkeepur
Oneil Wilson.
..lniic. lel ll further behind \then t. N 1.. N iin, t iil-.led IlI.
lead htr the LIS in ihe 33rd minuile. heilti, \'\ i .n i' .in cli,.
range iih a low shot
The 2-0 .corehne remained unlil 13 miniie' Irii t lhe end
when the ho,,s -,iaged a numiraculous comeback
First. Brown scrambled home front close range after a
toal-mouth mix-up. Ogrill then converted an accurate cross
tl level Ihe scores four minutes later before Doyley scored
from the spot in time added to snatch the late win.
De-pite ihe I.s-. their firi t.:. Ca ibic..n .-idc in I'i ,L r.
h- Ih US -.till ulLIl ic,.I lor the \\ i rld Cup lie I 2lih n.,e' u-
tive jchic'.errient for the country.,
Earlier, T&T got goals from Stephen Knox in the fourth
ininuie and Letion Paul in the 38th tl, grab an i.il, 2.n lal.d ,n
-heir conte-.t,[a. t, hce Canadins.
Randi Edwini-Brnsu then scored t minute after the
rt-lairt lto se up an inlere-.ting fini'.h but I& 1 lihii in it.
the slim lead.

of only four Guyanese who
have been successful in becom-
ing FIBA referees.
Before him were John 'Fishy'
Yates and Cecil Chin in 1978 and
Howard Peters in 1997.
The Caribbean Basket-
ball Confederation has man-
dated that:only FIBA-quali-
fied referees accompany
Failing to do so would at-
tract a fine of US$1.000 or the
cost for a replacement-from an-
other country.
With Henry now on this list
of only 57 from the Caribbean
Zone area, should Peters do the
refresher clinic, normally held a

few days before the CBC cham-
pionships, then Guyana could
be assured of two referees to the
championships as it intends to
send both a male and female
team to the tournament in
Puerto Rico.
Henry has been refereeing
in local and international
matches but was barred from
FIBA-sanctioned international
tournaments, since only ap-
proved FIBA referees can offi-
ciate at such competitions.
He is a former player
with the Linden club, Wismar
Pistons. He switched to refer-
eeing more than ten years

WIPA advises players

to sign contracts

(CMC) THE West Indies
Players Association (WIPA)
have advised its players to
sign their match tour con-
tracts, paving the way for the
tour of England to proceed as
WIPA and the West Indies
Cricket Board were locked in a
dispute over whether the En-
gland tour was part of the In-
ternational Cricket Council's
Future Tours Programme.
The matter is expected to go
before a high-powered arbitra-
tion panel on May 15, almost a
week after the team is scheduled
to leave the Caribbean.
But in a media release
late Friday, WIPA said it ad-
vised its players to "sign the
standard match/tour contract
subject to the decision of the
arbitration panel".
"Our decision above was
made purely in the interest of
West Indies cricket and our
players. However, we wish to
reiterate that the pre-tour con-
11.10u.,I r'.cotiation has been un-
.,:i,.;,,ji i d a iud' st again ask
thai this not be repeated."
WIPA said.

Both WIPA and the WICB
were busy this week, staging
news conferences to argue their
side of the heavily disputed
WIPA's chief executive
Dinrnath Ramnarine said
Thursday he wanted the ar-
bitration completed prior to
the team's departure Tuesday
but had stopped short of say-
ing whether there would be
strike action by players.
"We at WIPA always make
a collective decision and I can-
not say what the players would
do," he said then.
At another media conference
Friday, the WICB's chief execu-
tive Bruce Aanensen said
Ramnarine had been uncoopera-
tive and had hinted at strike ac-
tion to stop the tour from pro-
"The players have nothing
to lose by signing the contract
subject to the outcome of the
arbitration." Aanensen had con-
The Ramnaresh Sarwan-
led 15-man squad are scheduled
to play four Tests aiiid three
One-Day.Internationai, on the
tour of England.

Colts edge past Royals

71-69 for first win

... Nets off to a 63-57 victory

By Joe Chapman

DEFENDING champions
Bounty Colts of Georgetown
secured their first win after
three starts, narrowly beating
Victory Valley Royals of Lin-
den 71-69 while another city
club Nets got their start with
a win against Linden's
Glands Trucking Service
Bulli 63-57. The two wins
were recorded as play in
Guyana Amateur Basketball
Federation's national club
championship resumed at the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall
Friday night.
The Colts were coming off
two losses and could consider
themselves lucky after taking
charge in the first quarter 25-18.


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at halftime 34-31 and 56-50 :a1
the end of the third quarter.
The Royals were able to
keep within striking distance
throughout the game and there
some questionable calls which
secenid ''o 'hAs' goae acainsi
heinc and tihcv suffered the un-
'lotonUat early first-hall loss of

centre Mark Richards who w"is
tagged with five fouls.
But Royals were still posi-
tioned to win the game down
the stretch in the fourth quar-
The scores were tied at 42"
in the third quarter with 5:54
left and Royals took the lead
44-42 but could not sustain'
the momentum and were
still behind at the end of the
third period 50-56.
In the fourth period the.
Royals were able to mouinl then
challenge and rallied to level the,
scores at 62 with just about fi\tl
minutes left.
But the close calls, aided bh\
poor finishing by Royals. in the end
ensured the Colts. led by veteran
former national guard Clareno.
Bennett who had 26 game-highi
points, galloped to their first \\in;
as the Royals started the touoirn!
ment on a losing note.
Bennett was supported Ih
Gavin Bearam who had 18
points while for Roai,
Orland Webb and Dvwight
Cooper each got 12 points.
In the fits game Geor ieltmo ii
Nets maintainedlltheir lead hihrou.'l
out the period ofplaiy being in li-o;:
11-11, 31-25. 45-42 and finill;
wininnig 63-57 against Glanmd
Trucking Sen ice Bulls of Linden.
Drun.oiin McCaulay Ifinl
ished with the top score ol It
points and Fabian Johnson gi.
17. The Bulls' best players
Secre Kurleigh Austin with 2{1
and Terrence James 12.
The competition contin-
ues tonight at 19:30 h when
Linden's Glands Trucking
Service Bulls play Neiv
Amsterdam Warriors and at
21:00 h Beepats Scorpions of
Georgetown come up 'agaitils
Victory Valley Royals of Lin-

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missing, feared dead, aboard
a Kenya Airways passenger
plane that crashed in south-

ern Cameroon shortly after
takeoff, a Confederation of
African Football official said
Referee Omgba Zing Martin
and linesmen Engelbert Effa and

Street Sense wins

Kentucky Derby
STREET Sense, ridden by Calvin Borel, won the 133rd
Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs yesterday.
The Carl Nafzger-trained colt had just one horse behind him
at one stage but Borel steered his charge magnificently through
the 20-runner field.
Street Sense who was on the shoulder of long-time leader
Hard Spun entering the home stretch streaked clear.
Hard Spun dug deep to hold on for second, while
Curlin ran a big race to snatch third.
Nafzger won the race for the second time following his vic-
tory: on Unbridled in 1990.
He said: "He's a top horse. He's taken us everywhere we've
been and he's taken us to victory here."
Street Sense became the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile
winner to win the Kentucky Derby.
He was also the first two-year-old champion to win the
Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979.
The steady rain that had fallen on historic Churchill Downs
over the past two days abated overnight and allowed track of-
ficials to label the surface "fast" by mid-afternoon.
Street Sense's winning margin in America's most cel-
ebrated race was two-and-a-half lengths in front of a 150
000 crowd. (BBC Sport)

Greens triumph

over Yellows

in replacement

By Isaiah Chappelle rugby clash at the National
G 2 Park, yesterday.
GREENS triumphed 25-10 The Guyana Rugby
over Yellows in a replacement Football Union (GRFU)
match for the North-South Iclled 11 HIle ifficijial a.ni

that was to kick off the 15s
season because the play area
was flooded at the .ouihern
part of the field, reaching as
far as the 22-metre line, and
along the two wings.
GRFU president Noel Ado-
nis told Chronicle Sport that the'
mijich v ii oa.iriinicJd to afti.rd

.'the officials the opportunity to
see players before they went
into the club competition as the
GRFU prepare for the West
Indies senior and junior cham-
pionships in August and July
However, he would not
risk the players under
flooded conditions a situa-
tion that arose even after Mhe
Mayor & City Council as-
sured citizens that there
would be no flooding in the
Adonis said the official
rugby programme would ion-
tinue with the William Blacklaan
15s competition which will kick
off next week Saturday. .
Asked when a squad
would be selected,'he iaid
that the GRFU was working
on a timetable and the squad I
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of Guyana Arts lecturer, says
this painting of an Indian
peasant girl, adorned in
traditional dress, addresses
the custom of Indian Hindus
and Muslims wherein girls
were not allowed to venture
out alone, but accompanied
only by a male of the
household. She looks to the
future, her peers are in the
background. It forms part of
the Indentureship exhibition
at the National Museum.

THIS painting by final year University of Guyana Arts
student Brian Tankoon depicts a Chinese woman
performing ancestor worship. In the background are
dragons, mythical to Chinese culture. It forms part of the
Indentureship exhibition at the National Museum.

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By Sherry li. m.w

, ..........

There's only one way to
survive a wedding look
like the most
successful person there,
even if you're not.
This is how to fake it.....

Make an Entrance
Being the top guest means
making the top entrance. Park a
smoke-spewing, rust covered
wreck next to all those shiny
new Mercedes and, sorry,

you've fallen at the first hurdle
- if your car is ready for the
knacker's yard, it will be as-
sumed you are too.
On the other hand, go to the
other, extreme and turn up in a
1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
(available from most vintage hire
specialists) and no-one will
question your status.
Yes, they might question
your sense of decency, espe-"
cially when the bride arrives in
a smoke-spewing, rust covered
wreck, but an entrance is an en-


Wear it well
Okay, so you've swanked
up to the church/registry office/
whatever, in a smart car, which
should've grabbed everyone's
attention, so make sure you
hold that attention when you get
out of the motor.
The first "step is not to
show your pants (a la Ms Liz
Hurley), even though your
whole ensemble will be under
scrutiny. Follow these golden

rules and even the most sartori-
ally-challenged among you can
look like you've spent a for-

1. If "slick and sophisti-
cated" is the look you're after,
you can't go wrong with a
snappy suit or if you are wear-
ing a sexy dress, wear a light
jacket or shawl in church. After
all you wouldn't want the
priest to fluff his lines whilst he
concentrated on you during the
wedding ceremony.

2. Keep jewellery to a mini-
mum less is definitely more,
but make sure it looks expen-

3. Hats may not be com-
pulsory these days, but wed-
dings are a great excuse to wear
one, as long as you don't choose
a baseball cap it'll add class to
your ensemble.

4. Matching shoes and bag
might seem a bit Queen Mum-
ish in this day and age, but you
can't argue with the fact that it
always look really slick, so if
you can't match them, do at
least try to co-ordinate them.

5. Rich or successful actu-
ally means "groomed" so make
sure your shoes are cleaned and
polished, your clothes are prop-
.erly- ironed,. and that you
haven't any loose buttons or
threads to detract from the fin-
ished look.

6. Always make room in
your bag for a spare pair of
tights. We really don't need to
remind you that ladders are
never chic.

7. While the high street is
great for elegant suits, if you're
really gunning for the "most
successful person a the wedding
award' you need to be in a good
quality designer number. But
you don't have to remortage
your house for it.

8.. So now you know how
to look gorgeous the last thing
you want is your man to let
you down. Make sure he fol-
lows these rules:

Get him into a black,
navy or grey suit.
If you're in black, he
can't wear navy.
Choose either a plain
white shirt or a cool colour like
lilac or mint. A double cuff al-
ways look more expensive, but
make sure the cufflinks are
simple and coordinated with the
shirt and tie (not jokey cartoon
Keep ties simple. Match
a plain lilac, lemon or mint tie
with a white shirt; or with a
colour shirt choose a tie in the
same colour but one shade
lighter or darker.
Shoes must be black and
freshly polished.

Mind your Ps and Qs
Of course, all the hard work

that you've been putting in so
far will be for nothing if you use
the wrong fork, start a food
fight or linger too long over a
post-nuptial kiss with the
Yup, for even the most po-
* lite person in the world, wed-
ding etiquette is a minefield.
However, forewarned is fore-
armed. First off, do your home-
work. Swot up by reading on
the web how to get through the
day without offending anyone -
or, more importantly, showing
yourself up.
The secret of looking good
at a wedding is to stay clam, be-
cause everyone around you will
be flapping like mad. For ex-
ample, at the receiving line, you
don't have to worry about say-
ing the right thing "Hello,
lovely wedding, lovely day" is
enough. Don' dwell, there's a
line of people to get through,
just be yourself.

Talk yourself up
Weddings are an orgy of ca-
reer one-upmanship, as the stu-
dents, scroungers and others
you knew way back when,
jockey for supremacy in the
size-of-salary/importance of job
stakes. This is your chance to.
shine. Follow these hints and -
as far as your audience is con-
cerned you'll be Bill Gates in
a twin set and pearls.
Keep shut: "Powerful
people talk less and less suc-
cessful people chatter," says
life coach Caroline Arnold.
'Listen, observe, and you'll
exude confidence, depth and
mystery.' Don't undersell
"It's profoundly boring"
says Arnold. "Never say I'm
'only' a teacher or 'only' a
mother. Keep it light but confi-
dent. If .you've recently been
made redundant say 'I'm one of
those fashionable downsizers,
everybody's doing it.' It will
make you sound happy where
you are. Remember you're not
an office dogsbody, you're the
'Office Operations Facilator'.

Buy the Right present
Present buying has the dual
potential for total glory and ut-
ter disaster. If you're sticking
with tradition, remember that
there are toasters and there are
Remember the style and el-
egance of couple, and don't buy
cheap for cheap sake. But these
days, largely because the aver-
age of marriage has increased so
much, it's often assumed that
the couple will have a lot of the
domestic stuff already.
Check to see if there is a
wedding list and if not then gift
vouchers are in order.
If you want to be different
and be remembered, you
have permission to be as
original inspired or wacky as
you like, because the best
pirewns.'artite ones the
coulp@ will;talk alidut a long
time after.

Paqe ? & 23 p65

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The Sidewalk Film Club will screen "The Secret" on Tuesday.
The secret of "The Secret" is "ask...belieVe...receive".
This feature length movie presentation reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It has been passed throughout
the ages, travelling through centuries to reach you.W
This is The Secret to everything, the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: e enr thing:
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According to the producer of the film, for the first time in history, the world's leading scientists, authors,.
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it: Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein.
The creator Rhonda Byrne explains that she was inspired to create "The Secret" after reading the 191(10 classic
"The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles.
This title was preceded by numerous other books, including the 1906 book "Thought Vibration or the Li,% of
Attraction in the Thought World" by William Walker Atkinson, editor of New Thought magazine.
The film was discussed by American media personalities Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Ellen DeGeneres
Admission is Free. There will be a discussion on with the film.
The screening starts at 19:00 h.

Another Bandit Queen?

29 murder charges, but she wants to be an Indian MP

Another woman in India is
trying to bridge the gap be-
tween a life of murder, gang-
sterism and crime to that of
politician, law maker and
film star.

PHOOLAN Devi was one of
India's most famous
Seema Parihar was once one
of northern India's most feared
bandits. Now. she
wants to be a member
of parliament.
Ms Parihar, who
faces charges on 29
counts of murder and
kidnapping, is hoping
to be elected to repre-
sent a district in the
state of Uttar Pradesh
for India's Lok Sabha,
or lower house of Par-
liament. ,
She says that she Ms Pa
has the perfect role the po(
model to make such a
dramatic transformation the
Bandit Queen.
.wlls iniys

- Phoolan Devi, who became a
member of parliament in 1996
after a long career roaming cen-
tral India's remote countryside,
allegedly stealing from and kill-
ing wealthy, upper-caste land-
owners who she said exploited
poor, landless farmers.
I Ms Devi was murdered in
Delhi by an upper caste Hindu
while still serving as an MP in
2001. /.
"I want to carry forward the
'legacy of Phoolan Devi," Ms
Parihar told the BBC.
Like her inspirational prede-
cessor, she is able to stand for,
election because Indian laws do
not debar an accused person
until a final conviction is handed
down by the courts.
Given India's tortuously
slow legal system, that can take
I When journalists remind
the aspiring MP about her
murky past, she has a ready
"It's not my fault that I
.__was a dacoit. (bandit), They kid-
napped me when I was young,"

r e

rihar says she wants to help

she says, referring to her abduc-
tion as a child by a criminal gang
operating in the remote coun-
tryside of northern India.
"I have seen violence in my
-early days. This violence has

not helped anyone," she an-
nounced at a recent election.
rally. "We want peace and jus-
tice for all. Vote for me."
Ms Parihar is now the In-
dian Justice Party's candidate
for the Bhadoi parliamentary
seat, which fell vacant after the
incumbent died.
She says -that she learnt to
handle guns at the age of 15, and
spent a total of 18. years in the
custody of dacoits..

In 2000 she surrendered and
went to jail. But she was granted
bail and played the lead role of
a woman bandit in a film chroni-
cling her life called Wounded.
But unlike Bandit Queen,
the film made about the life of
Phoolan Devi, Wounded has not
been a hit.
Cynics say that her politi-
cal career may well suffer the
same fate as her attempts to
succeed on the silver screen.
Her party is almost a non-

existent it has no well known
leader and its campaigning to
date has been low profile in the
So desperate has upper
caste Ms Parihar become in
her efforts to galvanise the
lower caste masses that her
entire family are constantly
on hand to help her in cam-
On policy details, she says
improvement of roads are a pri-
ority, as are improvements in
working conditions for hand-

made carpet industry workers.
She says that she would also
like'to revive the brass utensil
cottage industry.
Although her campaign did
succeed in attracting more pub-
lic attention, she did not appear
to have the self-confidence of a
winning candidate.
"The wind is blowing
favourably, but the result is in
the hands of God," she said.
Voting was on Thursday,
the results come out next

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Sundav Chronicle May 6, 2007

a SI

I 've been married
16 years and
thought my wife
and I had a good
We used to talk for hours on
end. Most of her requests I
would fulfill. For example, she
loved steamed crabs and beer,
and even though it was expen-
sive, I would get it for her on
an almost daily basis.
When she wasn't working,
which was most of our mar-
riage, I asked her to cook and.
clean, but she told me she didn't
like that kind of work and rarely
did it.
Both of us were religious.
and took marriage seriously. I
tried to make her happy. For
example, if she said she was sad,
I would carry her off to a ho-
tel. She loved to stay in hotels.
In about January 2005 my
wife was once again working. 'I
noticed she mentioned a guy's
name a lot, but I didn't think
much of it mainly because of our

relationship and my wife is gre-
garious by nature.
As the months went on I
noticed she was always on the
cell phone, and if the kids were
in the vicinity, she would tell
them to go away.
So I got real curious as to
what she was talking about that
was so secretive. I put a mini-
recorder in the car. When I re-
trieved the recorder, I got the
shock of my life.
On the recorder she was re-
laying to a friend her affair with
her coworker, and how he
wanted to break it off because
he felt bad about being unfaith-
ful to.his girlfriend.
Just to imagine some
other man doing things to

your wife is a horrible feel-
ing. She didn't have him use
protection, and she would
kiss me afterward. It was just
unimaginable. I'm still try-
ing to make sense of it all. I
always prided myself so
much on my marriage and
family other people would
come to me for advice. I feel
like a failure.
I reasoned my feeling for her
would come back, but it didn't.
I saw many articles that said my
anger would subside, but it only
subsided when we parted.
I know what the experts
say,. but it woula never have
been the same. All the experts
say something was lacking, but
1 go over and over and over this

in my head. Why
it seem I put up with he
she kicked me to the curl

You have been abused
by the "experts."
First, by their sugg
there is a surefire way t(
any relationship work, ar
ond, by making, you feel
failure. Since they have
themselves as experts, th
defined you as the problem
We've mentioned
that the best-selling relati
author of the last 20 ye.
a "Ph.D." from a school

does was shut down by the state of
er, and California as a diploma mill.
b? His ex-wife and former
business partner is the author of
NATE more than a dozen relationship
books. Last time we checked
twice she was married to her fifth
gestion This whole field rests on a
o make very shaky foundation. About
nd sec-. problems in marriage, most of
[ like a us would agree, "there is avail-
defined able in modem science a large
ey have body of facts bearing on these
em. points: enough to clear up most
before of the problems that arise."
ionship That sounds like a contempo-
ars has rary statement.
which It isn't. It was written in

1925 by Paul Popenoe, the fa-
ther of marriage counseling.
The same advice is dressed up
for each generation as a cure-
all, but the divorce rate is a si-
lent witness to the truth. We
cannot control what others
may do, and no one has the
power to manufacture love in
We find no fault in you.
Your marriage looks like the
classic case of a giver and a
taker, and there is nothing
more you could have done to
keep this spoiled woman
from kicking you to the curb.



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Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007

Suda CrnceMy6207PteV


SEVERAL senior citizens
have been consistently seek-
ing information from me
about dentures and it seems
in this regard that many oth-
ers still are not aware of the
certain salient facts.
Perhaps the most important
aspect has to do with the basic
challenge that persons encoun-
ter when provided with new

dentures. There is generally
overwhelming adaptational
Adaptation to a denture is
twofold: the denture must be
tolerated at rest, and it must be
manipulated in function. Due to
sensory nerve endings espe-
cially concentrated at the tip of
the tongue and lips, new den-
tures which act as foreign bod-

ies would contribute to all
kinds of unpleasant sensations.
But with time these sensations
are generally screened out.
An edentulous (toothless)
mouth does not mean an auto-
matic commitment to dentures.
During my career I recall refus-
ing to make dentures for some
elderly persons simply because
the confided, "Doc I'm only

doing this because my son (or
daughter) is sending for me to
live with them in the States and
they said I musn't come over
without teeth."
Clearly, if one does not
want dentures then its point-
less asking them to adapt to
it. The dentist reserves the
right to treat or not to treat,
depending on the diagnosis
and circumstances.
More than any other disci-
pline in dentistry, prosthodon-
tics ( the provision of artificial
teeth) leaves the dentist holding
the proverbial basket to carry
water. The patient never can re-
alize that his satisfaction and the
success of the finished product
depend heavily on the physical
features that his own mouth
presents. ,4
Dentures should clearly not
be made for patients who either.
do not want them or who can-'
not wear them. The truth of this
can often become clouded by
the circumstances of the older
patient, and one of the most
important aspects of success,
that of motivation, may be over-
The geriatric (elderly) pa-
tient is often in a dependent

he Dentist Advise
/,----,--EE lltlS Mu.a It,

situation where he is in the care
of his children or the authorities
of an institution. When required
to treat such a patient, it be-
comes necessary to establish ex-
actly what is to be satisfied: the
standard of dental excellence the
dentist sets himself, the aims of
the patient's guardians or the
patients own wishes.
Even though the psycho-
logical and social welfare of
a patient may be overwhelm-
ingly affected by the presence
or absence of teeth, complete
dentures are not a biological
necessity. In fact, they may
not even be biologically desir-
able. They do not preserve
bone, they do not improve the
status of soft tissues, nor are
they mandatory-for nutri-
tional adequacy.
Acceptable appearance of
having teeth is hardly worth-
while if proper function is lack-
ing. There is nothing natural
about complete dentures. One
cannot compare individual teeth
held in the sockets by periodon-
tal ligaments, to tooth units of"
acrylic resting on the oral mu-
The provisions of new
complete lower dentures should

be avoided for the older patient
wherever possible because it
calls for the greatest contribu-
tion from the patient in terms
of acquired skills and muscular
Elderly persons are the
least able to cope with such
perquisites. Even when the re-
maining teeth are in poor con-
dition, it can. still be of advan-
tage to keep them for a period
as transitional anchor for partial
denture. The patient is given
time to learn the muscular con-
tortions necessary to contend
perhaps with a large free-end
saddle and later with a complete
lower denture.
Patients should be encour-
aged to rehabilitate existing den-
tures rather than have new ones
made. The natural comparison
of the old denture with the new
one invariable leaves the patient
with a false sense of dissatisfac-
tion because he has already
adapted and accustomed to the
Just like the toothless
mouth, diagnosis for the par-
tially edentulous mouth must
begin by determining
whether or not a denture
should be made at all.

National Commission on Law and Order


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Page VI Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007

Mude a0Je oo

Two convicted


escape g

I N 1989, Anand Mohan Persaud and Rohanf
Singh, acting in concert allegedly shot to
death farmer Balkrishna Persaud, at Joe
Hook, 60 miles up the Mahaica River.,
Nearly two years later, on April 22, 1991, the two men were
charged with the murder of Balkrishria Persaud.
On March 11, 1993, they were convicted and sentenced to death
after a trial at the Demerara Assizes. A mixed jury, misdirected by
the trial judge on the question of the weaknesses in identification
of the accused, had returned a verdict of guilty.
-*he appellants, represented by Mr. Doodnauth Singh, S.C.,
(now Attorney General) and Mr. Carl Singh (now Chief Justice and
acting Chancellor) appealed the convictions and sentences.
Mr. lIan Chang, Director of Public Prosecutions, (now Justice
of Appeal)"appeared for the State.
The Appellate Court that heard the appeal was constituted by
Chancellor Kenneth George and Justices of Appeal, Mr. Cecil
Kennard and Mr. Maurice Churaman.
Several submissions and weighty legal arguments were put for-
ward by counsel for the appellants and the State.
The hearing lasted three days. Over 54 cases were referred to
in the judgment.
The main judgment was delivered by Chancellor George. That
judgment supported by the other judges, concluded in favour of


the appellants. The appeal was allowed with conviction and sen-
tence being set aside.
The fatal error in the case before the jury was in the sum-,
ming up by the trial judge. The Appellate Court in evaluat-
ing the evidence found that
- there was need for amplitude of
assistance to the jury on the
question of weaknesses in the
identification evidence and the
failure of the police to hold an
identification parade.
As a consequence, the appel-
lants escaped the gallows.
The facts of the case were set .,
out in the judgment of Chancellor
George. Between 11 p.m. and
midnight on 19th July,1989 the 6-e'
sound of a shot gun disturbed .
what must have been an other-
wise peaceful and quiet night in a .
small community some 50 to 60 .
miles up the Mahaica River.
The place was Joe Hook GATTORNEYGENERAL
where the deceased (Balkrishna DOODNAUTH SINGH S.C.

file By George Barclay

Persaud), his wife and three children lived as part of a community,
all the members of which were related to each other.
The weapon used was a shot gun and the result was that the
deceased fell dead in his house.
Nearly two years later, on 22nd April 1991, the appellants
were charged with his murder and, on 11th March 1993, were
convicted and sentenced to death
after a trial at the Demerara as-
The evidence led by the
prosecution was as follows:
Denokumarie, the wifeof the
deceased, along with the deceased
and their three children lived in a
two-bedroomed house at Joe
Hook along the Mahaica River.
In that area the river runs east
and west and the deceased had
dug a narrow channel from the
river ,to a distance of about two
rods from their house and also
constructed a landing leading from
the river to their holding.
CHIEF JUSTICE, They were asleep about
MR. CARL SINGH. 11.30 p.m. on July 19, 1989
when the husband and wife
were aroused by the barking of their dog. It was moonlight,
but apparently the light was not very bright. They left the
bedroom for the living room which faces the river.
They heard a knocking at the front door and the husband asked
who it was. The response came from a male and it indicated that it
was the police. This was coupled with a request that they open
the door. The deceased did not comply with the request but in-
stead armed himself with a pestle and took up position near the
The person lashed one of the nearby windows causing it to
shatter and ran down the stairs. The deceased began to shout to
his brother in law (Suresh), who lived in a house on an adjoining
plot of land telling him that someone was on his premises.
The deceased aid wife then positioned themselves at a
window that faced the river.. Deokumarie then saw two persons.
walking towards their house along the landing. They entered
the yard in file, the second appellant walking in front of the

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by Petamber Persaud

"They came in
ships...hearts brimful of
hope" wrote the poetess,
Mahadai Das, one of the
first Guyanese women
writers of Indian ancestry.
Some 169 years have
elapsed since the first batches of
Indian indenture labourers ar-
rived in British Guiana from In-
dia. They came to El Dorado'
with "hearts brimful of hope".
That ongoing journey (extending
to other lands called the
Diaspora) is being, captured in
the literature produced by this
The first writings by East
Indian immigrants were the let-
ters sent back home to India and
the replies, none of which have

survived. The'first examples of
writings in English by Indian
immigrants were letters to the
press mainly about the deplor-
able living and working condi-
The most outstanding expo-
nent of this genre was Bechu of
Enmore Estate whose remon-
strations surfaced in the late
1800s. Around that same pe-
riod, Joseph Ruhomon who was
born in Guyana in 1873 came to
prominence as a journalist and
Ruhomon 'was a pioneer
and pacesetter on many
fronts, gaining honours like
"the first modern Indian in-
tellectual in British Guiana",
"a litterateur of outstanding
ability" and "thinker". In
1894, he delivered a
groundbreaking lecture in


That lecture entitled, "India:
the Progress of her People at
Home and Abroad and How
those in British Guiana may
Improve themselves" was pub-
lished later that year.
The first book-length work
by an East Indian was
"London's Heart Probe and
Britain's Destiny" by Ayube
Edun published after his visit to
England in 1928.
The first anthology of writ-
ings by East Indians was An
Anthology of Local Indian
Verse" edited by C. E. J.
Ramcharitar-Lalla in 1934.
However, most of the
,twenty one poems in that col-
lection were steeped in Victo-
rian influence as seen in a poem
by W. W. Persaud, "reluctant be
to throw aside the reins of En-

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gland, as thy guide". This work
also included the poetry of the
editor, the Ruhomon brothers
(Peter and Joseph), and J. W.
The early 20th century saw
the rise of an Indian intellectu-
alism which gave birth to forma-
tion of social and cultural
organizations. Drama played a
major role in the development of
this new thrust by Indians. Dur-
ing the 1940s, the British
Guiana Dramatic Society which
was established in 1936 came to
prominence but for most of its

existence it was guilty of pro-
ducing plays from out of India
as was the case with the other
groups mimicking English,
Dutch and German plays.
It must be noted that this
society was an East Indian
group promoting such ethnic
interest in Georgetown; it
was started by the Singh clan
comprising of J. B. Singh and
his wife, Alice Bhagwandai,
with their daughter,
Rajkumari Singh, and
grandchildren carrying the
torch into present day. This

society distinguished itself by
publishing a journal, the
DRAMAG, and also estab-
lished cultural ties between
this country and Surinam.
Peter Kempadoo is the first
Guyanese of Indian ancestry to
write a novel. That book.
Guiana Boy, was self-published
in 1960 by a small press. New
Literature (Publishing) Limited,
founded by Kempadoo. One of
the reasons for self-publishing
was that major English publish-
ing houses at the time wanted
the language of book to be re-
fashioned to suit English read-
But the author was not in-
clined to follow suit as did most
of the other Guyanese and Car-
ibbean writers.
The 1960s seemed to be a

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Development of

Page VII


Development of Imagnae....... .
DevelOpment Ofimaginative Twcoicted

Literature ...

From page VII

fertile period for women writing and on the whole Guyanese literature. Rajkumari Singh was part of the Guyana Writers'
Group which was very active and established herself as the 'first recognized East Indian woman writer in Guyana, pioneering
and enhancing the slighted "coolie art forms", and becoming the "surrogate cultural and artistic mother to younger writers
and artists". In 1960, she published "A Garland of Stories" exploring various themes like racial prejudice and; racial integra-
tion. In 1966, she won the prize for the best radio play with "Roraima". Her other plays are "Hoofbeats at Midnight", "The
Sound of her Bells", "A White Camellia and A Blue Star" and "Bohemian Interlude". In 1971, she published "A Collection of
Poems", which tells ofther perception and true feeling about issues affecting her.
In the 1970s, Sheik Sadeek, a poet, novelist, and playwright became a one-man publishing industry. As a publisher, Sadeek holds a
record that is unmatched even unto today in a fast-paced electronic world. Many of his publications including his three novels totalling
some six hundred pages rolled off of duplicating machines.
Now there are many significant writers from the Indian community adding to the potpourri of Guyanese literature, some prolific
others versed in many genres of writing, some internationally recognized and scores of emerging writers. A few names to be mentioned in a
long and growing list of writers of Indian Ancestry include David Dabydeen, winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Poetry and three
times winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, Sasenarine Persaud, Cyril Dabydeen, Gokarran Sukhdeo, Harischandra Khemraj, Janice
Lo Shinebourne, Narmala Shewcharan, Oonya Kempadoo and Ryhaan Shah.
Guyanese literature is still young but is getting better each day, thanks to each member of the Guyanese family especially
the writers from the Indian community who are making a significant impact on the literature of the country.

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com

Literary update
Books to be launched: 'Selected Poems by Egbert Martin edited by David Dabydeen, a Derek Walcott book, and 'An
Anthology of Short Stories from Guyana' edited by Petamber Persaud, published by Dido Press, UK.



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The second appellant said "Oye padne come down a battam
here" and the deceased enquired his mission.
The appellant merely repeated his request. Then came the fire-
arm shot which mortally felled the deceased.
According to Suresh, it was the second appellant who-fired
a shot from a shot gun. In her further evidence Deokumarie
said that after her husband fell she shouted and ran into a'
bedroom where she picked up her infant child who by then
had been awakened, no-doubt by the talking and noise.
She heard footsteps in the house and tried to close the bed-
room door; but the person .prevented her and entered the room.
There he choked her and cut her left ear and the left side of her face
and demanded to be told where they kept their money.
She recognized the person to be the first appellant, whom she
called Chulo, by means of alighted lamp that was in the room. He
continued to squeeze her neck.
She told him that she had no money and begged him to release
her. He again cut her neck and cuffed her in the throat, then left
the room and ran out of the house.
She went to one of the front windows where she saw two men
in a canoe paddling along the small channel towards the river and
thence in the direction of the conservancy.
She along with the children, went to the lifeless body of her
husband. She shook him and told her children that someone had
-killed their father. She then went to her brother-in-law's home but
neither he nor his wife was there.
In the meanwhile, the brother-in-law who said that he had
heard the deceased calling out to him for help, said that he took up
a cutlass and was leaving his home in order to render assistance
when his wife restrained him on the. steps of their home.
As a result of what she said, he looked and saw the two ap-
pellants, one of whom (the second appellant) had a shot gun. Fear
caused him to turn back into his house where he took up a posi-
tion at a window.
He saw the two appellants walk up to the verandah of
the deceased's home and heard the second appellant invite the
deceased to come down stairs. Thereafter that appellant shot
the deceased with the shot gun. He and his wife immediately
left their home through fear and sought refuge in a neighbour's
Both Deokumarie and Suresh claimed to have known the
appellants because of their frequent visits to the area and to
the former's yard in order to catch parrots and toucans.
The Prosecution's case against the two was that they were act-
ing in concert either to kill or to do grievous bodily harm to
Balkkrishna Persaud as a result of which he died, or (as the trial
judge out it) that they were acting in concert to commit the felony
of robbery with violence under arms and that Balkrishna Persaud
met his death during the execution of those plans.
During the course of the cross-examination of the two princi-
pal witnesses on whom the prosecution's case completely de-
pended, several inconsistencies were revealed between their evidence
and previous statements made by them.
Among the most important were those concerned with the iden-
tity of the appellants, Firstly, as to Deokumarie, the evidence
revealed that in her first written statement to the police (which was
given nearly two years after the killing on 3rd April 1991) she did
not mention the name of either of the appellants as the men that
she had seen on the landing and in the yard.
And in her evidence at the preliminary inquiry she did not
state the name of the person who had invited her husband out of
the house.
The Court of Appeal had found that the trial judge was most
unhelpful when he omitted to help the jury on the question of weak-
nesses in identification that was crying out for help.
The jury having retired to consider their verdict at 2.30r p.m.
returned to the court room after having been in the jury room for
some two hours and 15 minutes and the foreman of the jury re-
quested of the trial judge further guidance on the question of iden-
tification "as the members of the panel had doubts regarding iden-
Unfortunately, however, they did not receive that assis-
tance as the trial judge merely recited to the jury the evidence
of the two principle witnesses for the prosecution, without high-
lighting the weaknesses in their evidence of identification.


By Terence Roberts

TODAY when the
songs of any pop
group become
internationally loved, it
may not be, only
because of their songs,
but how handsome,
pretty, stylishly.
dressed members of
the group. appear, how
exciting and
memorable their live
performances are, and
last but not least, how
helpful to the songs, in
a visual artistic manner,
their music videos are.
Duran Duran, one of the
most memorable, exciting and
intelligent pop groups ever to
emerge out of Britain in the
'1980s.is a perfect example of all
the above qualities.
'But in Duran's case, these
qualities have tended to over-
shadow the group's most im-
portant, basic feature: their
many amazing, intensely, de-
scriptive, poetic and intelligent
Great songs often become
lost in the multitude of other
songs that keep piling up, re-
questing exposure and airplay.
Unless we pause and consider
the unique words, tone, emo-
- tional honesty of songs, we can
miss their sustained value. One
of Duran's first popular songs
was "Planet Earth" from 1979-
80; it signaled that this band's
songs were not going to be
straight forward simple lyrics,
but an intensely poetically de-
scriptive language which pro-
duces wonder and interest in-us.
One stanza from "Planet Earth"
went something like this:

"Only came outside to
watch the nightfall with
the rain'
I heard you making
patterns rhyme,
Like sonie new romantic
looking for the TV
You 'll see I'm right some
other time."

The song became popular.
like many to follow, even
though whale it was saying

seemed obscure.
But perhaps its meaning
was so close to the band's
yearning to capture our interest,
to telling how they got together
with an artistic vision based on
combining music with various
Forms of visual art, that a young
generation grasped it, especially
since the music video for the
song was so stylishly made,
with the band dressed like Dan-
dies, expressing a firm desire to
share ideas, and information,
leading to a belief in the earth's
creative potential, not a dooms-
day scenario.
The song also launched one
of Duran Duran's foremost vir-
tues, the honesty of human tone
delivered by vocalist Simon Le
Bon's steep, yearning voice.
There was no pop group
like Duran Duran before they
came along, though the
Beatles and David Bowie in-
dicated multi-media songs.
The.choice of a Spanish name
"Duran Duran" (taken from a
character in the Roger Vadin,
French-Italian 1968 Pop Film
"Barbarella" starring Jane
Fonda) which means "Angel",
seemed unusual fo- an En-
Sglish Pop group, and the band
was never madly loved (like
the Beatles) by the British
press and public, as they were
in France, Italy, Canada, the
US, Japan, India, or South
Nevertheless, the band's
early donning of 19th century
Dandy fashions continued a
style started by outstanding -
British rock groups like Procul
Harum and Jethro Tull, whose
lyrics were also beautifully de-
scriptive, poetic and intelligent.
The originality of Duran
Dtran was so surprising to
many music critics in the UK
and US, that they became an-
noyed and derisive of the band's
colourful cosmopolitan blend of
mysterious witty lyrics, chic
fashion, outdoor videos made in
remote wild sunny tropical
countries like Sri Lanka, and the
use'of Afro and Oriental actors
in close social relation to the
Even more shocking was the
discovery that vocalist-Simon
Le Bon, .Keyboardist Nick
Rhodes and Bassist John Tay-
lor, had little formal training in
music. Their ability was there-
fore sheer magic, raw inner vi-
sion materalised structurally. A

natural knack that defined true
artists, not academics.
However, they were all in-
tellectual enough to reflect vari-
ous serious influences from me-
dia theorist like Marshal
McCluhan and Roland Barthes,
whose books like "Understand-
ing Media", and "Image/Music/
Text" are valuable manuals for
creative guidance in a progres-



sive world.
And yet these extra visual
qualities to Duran Duran's mu-
sic took nothing away from the
exciting, infectious appeal of all
their songs when heard. On one
of their first albums, the song,
"Is there something I should
know", gives us Le Bon's voice

and the band's chorus soaring
with emotional appeal in these
opening lines:

"Please, please tell me
now is there something I
should know,
Is -there something I
should say that will

make you come my way?
Do you feel the same,
cause you won't let it

This was the sort of

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GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancy:


The main function is to assist in auditing all projects and financial systems in the Health Sector
Development Unit in-order to assess the effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial and other
related records, and efficiency of operations.

Qualifications and Experience

" Degree in Accountancy OR- ACCA (level II)
accounting/financial environment

PLUS 2 years experience working in

Diploma in Accountancy OR Certified Accounting Technician CertificateI(Level Ill) PLUS
5 years experience working in accounting/financral environment at the level of Assistant

All applicants must be familiar with accounting procedures for loansigrants given by International
Funding Agencies and Government Accounting Systems. Have knowledge and practical experience
with and simple software applications (Word.-Excel, Power Point. and Internet).

Details for this position could be obtained from, and applications addressed to:

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
East Street
Tele NOS. 226-6222/226-2425
Fax NO. 225-6559

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, May II, 2007.

"Duran Duran" at the heightof their fame in the 1980's (from left) Rover Taylor (Drums),
John Taylor (Base), Nick Rhodes (Keyboards), Simon Le Bon (Vocalist), Andy Taylor (Lead

Still fresh the

morning after

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song, at the beginning
of the band's fame, when
heard at high volume, that
sent waves of emotional joy
along streets, in clubs,
stores, etc, in big cities.
Listen to the opening of an-
other song: "Hungry Like The
Wolf"'. There is no other song

like it. The song begins with a
girl giggling, obviously in bed
(where she has probably just
snapped off a piece of choco-
What comes next is the bub-
bling bouncing instrumental
melody, which sweeps us along at
a wild but harmonious pace. The
video also broke new ground, with
the band searching forLeBon who

had lost his love but finds adven-
ture in a wild tropical country. This
is also the video when Le Bon runs
on a beach, then stoops to pick up
a native child who runs to him.
This scene would become
one of the most humane mo-
ments in pop culture history.
"Hungry Like The Wolf' may
be a song about the search for
meaning in life's flux, but the



The Ministry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified Bidders to provide:

i) Stationery, Field Material and Janitorial supplies to the
Guyana Police Force.
ii) Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary Supplies to the
Guyana Prison Service'.

The delivery period for each project is twelve'(12) months.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) Procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to
all Bidders.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain information from the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and inspect the Bidding Documents at
the Ministry from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:30hrs and

Complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased on the
submission of a written application to the Permnanent Secretary, Ministry of
Home Affairs, 6 Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown and.upon payment of a
non refundable fee of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars. The method of
payment will be in cash or manager's cheque.

Any Bid when totalling all lots that is tendered for above three million ($3M)
dollars Will attract a two percent{2%) Bid Security.

Bidders are required to submit their bids with the following:

1. A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioner General
of Guyana Revenue Authority.(GRA).
2. A valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer on the outside. The envelopes should be clearly marked in the
upper left hand corner "Stationery, Field Material and Janitorial
Supplies requirements Guyana Police Force".
Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary Supplies Guyana Prison

Bids must be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the Tender Box at the above address no later than
09:00hrs on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Electronic Bidding will not be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

Bids will be opened at 09:00hrs on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 in the
Boardroom of the Natiorial Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration and in the presence of the bidders or their representatives
who choose to attend the opening in person.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs



video also hints that European
colonisers were really the ones
who were hungry, needing the
help of the colonised.
Of all the Duran-Duran songs:
"Save a Prayer" is an instant, pro-
found classic pop song. Here pop
music is no longer fickle entertain-
ment, but breaks through into a
cosmic religious joy. Nothing com-
pares, to tlhe haunting opening in-
strumental melody of this song, be-
fore Le Bon's voice finds an unfor-
gettable frail, lonesome tone of care
in the rendition of these lines:

"You saw me standing at
the corner of a main
all alone ain't much fun,
so you're looking for the
and you know just what
it takes and where to
And you wanted to
dance so I asked you to
With a spirit in your

soul; some people call it
A one-night stand, but
we can call it paradise.
Don't say a prayer for
me now, save it til the
morning after."

This music video was a
series of stunning images:
with bassist John Taylor play-
ing a South American bam-
boo pan flute beside a water-
fall, and perhaps its greatest
moment, when the whole
band in white walks slowly
towards a huge Buddha, their
eyes raised in reverence to its
serene wisdom.
The many hit songs of
Duran Duran from the 1980s
up to recently, with their uplift-
ing hit. "Raise your hands to
the big sky", reflect all their
changes, their aging, family re-
sponsibilities etc, which band
members old and new, have un-
But most of all, the band
has remained like human angels.
who guide us, paying attention


to our lives, celebrating the real
lives of artists, lovers, characters
in all walks of life, in unforget-
table songs like "Rio", "Girls on
Film" (where drummer Roger
Taylor in the video spins his
drumsticks in one hand, styl-
ishly symbolising the spinning
of a movie reel full of pleasure)
"The Reflex", "New Moon on
Monday", A View To A Kill",
"Notorious" etc, songs that re-
flect serious social international
issues as well.
All this has been simply
the ongoing work of a unique
band, whose members at the
peak of their fame often came
down like angels in subways,
on side walks at night beside
the cafes of Bloor St. West,
and Queen Street West in
Toronto, on New York's
Broadway and Madison Av-
enues, on LA's Rodeo Drive,
on Via Condotti in
Rome...every where people
rode the waves of beautiful
pop songs like theirs, in an
always fresh morning after.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following vacancy:


Under the direct supervision of Ministerial HIV/A IDS Committee and in close collaboration
with the Coordinator for Line Ministries at the HSDU. the Focal Point will be responsible for
planning, executing and mainstreaming the Ministry's HIV/AIDS program and other duties
as specified in the position's Terms c f Reference.

Qualifications and Experience:

V A Bachelor's Degree in Management. Public Management or equivalent from a
recognized university.
/ Knowledge of the operations of the Guyana Public Sector.
Experience in managing and.oordinating HIV/AIDS projects.

Terms of reference for this position could he obtained from the Health Sector Development
Unit, and applications must be marked "Focal Point" and addressed to:

The Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation Compound
East Street
Tele Nos. 226-6222/226-2425
Fax No. 225-6559

Deadline for submission ol'application is Friday, May 1.1, 2007.

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Sunda Croni.cle Ma 6. 200 Page ,I

Guyanese Sherry


New Edimtor-InJChUeh1orUSHE Caribbean

This magazine represents the true wealth of the Caribbean
women, her lifestyle whether it be for building her self-esteem, ad-
vice on how to get that job and keep it, food facts to keep her
healthy and of course the fashion.
All of our fashion is styled by Caribbean models and top de-
signers who deserve the recognition.
In my first issue I promote Michelle Cole of Colefacts a
Guyanese based designer. I met her in Guyana over 6 years ago
and I know her work to be top class. Hair and beauty advice is of
course paramount to the Caribbean woman who loves to look good
and feel good.
I want this magazine to become a household name with Carib-

bean people all over the world."
Sherry admits that her move to the islands was a promise
that she had made to her grandmother many years ago, to give
back and share what she had learnt and experienced.
"One of the reasons I decided to come to St. Lucia was be-
cause of my grandmother, Irene Williams, who was a seamstress
in Forshaw Street, Queenstown.
She always told me that in life whatever knowledge you've
gained was on the strength of someone else doing the ground
work. She said that you should always come back and give
back something from what you have gained. I see this as my

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one great price!

.T his month, SHE Caribbean is not only
celebrating the release of an all new
issue but also the appointment of
Sunday Chronicle columnist Sherry
Dixon as the Editor in Chief.
Dixon who is Guyanese by birth takes up the new position
with a wealth of experience in publishing, having been the editor
for Pride magazine in the UK for over 10 years.
Starting out as a Beauty Editor of the magazine, which has be-
come the lifestyle bible for women of colour in the UK, Sherry
became the Editor and a leading name in health and beauty for women
of color in the UK.
She has done numerous television and radio shows helping to
dispel the myths surrounding the health and beauty for women of
Her accolades and achievements do not end there. Sherry started
her career in public relations and true to form, she felt the need to
expand her knowledge and went on to study beauty part time for
over 6 years.
She then changed careers and became a successful makeup art-
ist for exclusive brands including Parfum Givenchy, Chanel and Estee
Lauder. She also acts as a consultant for the UK based Visage and
has endorsed their Black by Design hair and makeup range.
The new SHE Editor in Chief is highly respected in the ethnic
community in Britain and developed a following of dedicated read-
ers with her health, lifestyle, beauty and relationship articles.
For many years, before her recent appointment, Dixon
worked with SHE as a Contributing Editor. Dixon has also writ-
ten for many publications including The Guardian, Observer,
Times and of course, as you all know, Sherry has been a col-
umnist for the Pepperpot section of the Guyana Chronicle on
Sunday for the last six years. Her column is well read by sub-
scribers all over the world.
Mae Wayne, the Publisher of SHE Caribbean sees this as a huge
step forward for SHE Caribbean which is now gaining a strong pres-
ence all over the world.
"After eight years of producing SHE Magazine; I felt that it
needed to take the next step to really grow in the international mar-
ket. Britain is our largest market after the Caribbean.
Sherry Dixon had a great reputation as the Editor of Pride and
is very respected in the black community in the UK. Being Guyanese
by birth, I felt that Sherry could relate, to the Caribbean," said
The publisher, who has made SHE Caribbean, the leading
women's magazine in the region, is positive that Dixon will take
the magazine to the next level by increasing readership in the UK.
For the future of the publication, Dixon says "Every woman
of Caribbean origin should subscribe to SHE Caribbean in the
same way that most Caucasian women buy Cosmopolitan and

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Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007

Page XI


Guyana Chroi




- Visions of the Past

WITH the passing of the
Emancipation Act of 1834, the
sugar planters of British Guiana,
like their counterparts in other
British territories, found themselves in a dilemma
to replace the freed slaves.
And so the system of indentureship came into existence. People
from different continents were trafficked to this part of the world,
unsuspecting that their hearts brimming with joy of a bright future
would be plummeted in despair.
Four groups of people were sailed to these shores under
indentureship, and although the system came to resemble the face of
slavery, it has left legacies of cultural traditions which influence our
daily lives and which today forms modem day multi-cultural Guyana.
May 5 is observed as Arrival Day here, and even though the
holiday takes on more significance for East Indians, who celebrate
the arrival of the first batch of workers on May 5, 1838, it is also
meant to reflect on the life of the Portuguese, Chinese and Africans
who came under the indentureship system.
For the seventh time, the National Museum is hosting an exhibi-
tion titled "Indentureship" under the theme "Celebrating our Cul-
tural Diversity".
Presented in displays of artifacts, written material, photographs
and paintings, it is a rich collection wrapped intrigue, disbelief, and
wonder and delightful discoveries.
The exliibition opened Wednesday and juns' umiil M; i6.
**i .* .' *- *.ji :

THE Opium pipe Chinese ued. Opium smoking was popular
among the Chinese immigrants, with complaints that they
were too "high" to work.

The Chinese
A simple bird kite hangs at a section dealing with the Chinese,
but it tells a truth not known about today's kite flying craze at Eas-
ter time.
Kite flying originated as a Chinese tradition to mark the begin-
ning of spring. However, because of the plantation owners were ever
so suspicious of the planter class, the Chinese claimed that it repre-
sented the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It was a clever argument, as at that time, Christians celebrated
Easter to the glory of the risen Christ.
The Chinese came to Guyana from 1853-1879. Among the
favourite pastimes of the Chinese was opium smoking. There were
many instances when the plantation owners had to deal with the
fact that they were too "high" to work.
The Chinese immigrants who came to British Guiana originated
mainly from the south coast of China from such areas as Hong Kong,
Canton, Amoy and Whampoa. Those who came were of two groups:
Punti ( who formed more than half of the population of the prov-
ince of Kwang Tung, and who considered themselves the rightful
owners of the soil) and the Hakka (squatters).

The East Indians
The largest group of indentured immigrants who came to Guyana
were the East Indians, starting under Vreed-en-hoop pliantition owner ,
John .Gladstone.
They came from different districts in tie north and south of In-
diia. In the north, they came from Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar. and .
to a' limited extent
Punjab. From the
south, mo-t orig1-
nated from ihe lanul
and Telinga i.hinet,
of : the NLadr .,
They were
shipped from the
port of Calcutta. and
wthd first baich ar-
Srived here on Ma s.
1838 aboard ihe ship.
Between I ',3.b-
1858ta large number
were "Hill Collie"
(Dhangars, MNund_,.
Kols, Orgoni from
Nagpur, a sub-di i-
sion of the Ren(ial
Up until 191-
about 240, 11 111 Id l
ans were bru,.ht it
British Guiana and
allocated to planta- AN Indian girl who came to Guyana
tions around the under indentureship.
Much of the traditions they brought are fading, but the exhibi-
tion gives glimpses of what used to be practiced.
For example, displays of the "lorha" and "sil", stones used to
grind massala, showcases what were primary objects in the Indian
woman's kitchen. Though she too toiled on the plantations, cooking
was one of the most important daily routines of an Indian wife. Many
will tell you that-coconut.choka made from grinding roasted coconut
with seasoning and pepper far out-tastes those made from today's
modern methods.
You will see too a checkered Rumal (headscarf). wern ih
Madrassi Indian women. The Rumal, (the plain white more recog-
nizable) Ir1u it ill, t .,me .-nI. I ud ing a
thing of the p.,i -I

The Portu ,
The P-rnugue1e oe frI ne f Irfm'r.n' Iin arme in Brit-
o ] . .-.

An African fish vendor who came to Guyana from Liberia.

A Chinese immigrant family.

TWO Portuguese dancers.






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MASKS are an important component
for African rituals and other

ish Guiana under indentureship.
They left their homeland
because of political instability,
poverty and vain promises of
El Dorado, the golden city.
The first batch of 40 arrived
on May 3, 1835 on the ship
Louisa Baillie.
They came from the island
of Madeira. pad -ispposedl. one o
of the reason, tof bringing them
was to balance thee back t6 '1tk
ration on the colRN -' .
Ho%% eT. aflcermi
suitable for tibel.irk tLctsu~en.
the harsh climate. .
The exhibitibp features-'
hand made knitted doileys
and cloaks which adorned the -
homes of the immigrants.
They employed themselves in -
this craft for leisure and to
make some money The.\ alko
crafted furniture.-.

The Africans
The trafficking -.f. Afr1-
cans to British Guianai a .i
initiated in 1840 as a- rc a temporary halt of the East
Indian scheme and it.-became
one of the most sensitive
It is not hard to imagine
why there was skepticism.
Many feared that it was the
revival ofthe;slaye trade.
Those who came were
from Sierra Leone and St Hel-
ena (of Yoruba and Congo ori-
gins). Others came from
Liberia and the Cape de Verde
On display at the exhibi-
tion are mask and drums,
which are important compo-
nents of African rituals and
.elebratin ',
\\ith this background
the Africans have made
substantial contributions to
'he- delopment or the
arts. 2

is one of the
Iitp irnrt daily,
of an Indian w it |
r. Implements,
nig the brick used
1 f grindlng massala, are
dislalted. 9. -

.SP e

IRS O '"^
9 r- >
..-.t$ S, .... '

iAnl :i tutc'i-k ciia

,. !

Knitted doileys adorned the homes of the Portuguese
immigrants from Madeira.

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S ." f J '

By Raschid Osman

FOR more than a decade, the
annual Gospelfest- has regaled
audiences at ifW- NaIroath
Cultural Centre, a' C j.
-of music, song, dance'ani t
drama offered with such;fi-
nesse and 6clat that it tran-
scends the usual fare pre-
sented by churches.
Showing off the talent of the
Youth Department of First As-
sembly of God, Worimanville.
this annual happening had drawn
Sunto itself such a reputation that
it plays to sold-out houses, with
would-be patrons waiting on the
outside with the hope of getting
into the auditorium somehow.;.
There was no show last
year, for a lumber of reasons.
But last Easter Sunda.,
evening Gospel returned to t! c
National Cultural Centre, ir.:
once again it was a performance
that the producers must be
proud of.
The stage d6cor was eve-
catching. Swaths of fabric, in
block colours. depended fro
the ceiling. with golden canligr
phy spelling out thi the m.(i
the show: Forgivene-.. I.Pc b:,
ing, Anointing, and Ceicer. n:
Th'ge overall them, ro
Gospel'fegl 2007 wa_
River"; and the fabric to 1 P
i. irMany hie<.s 1 to be had i...

The show was mad
splendid by .t
neing; and it*

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duty. I gained an absolutely brilliant education and a lot of experience in England.
-' I touched the glass ceiling, met many celebrities like signers Luther Vandross & Barry White, Rev-
erend Jessie Jackson, President Nelson Mandela, boxer Lennox Lewis, Prime Minster Tony Blair and
author Maya Angelou. I have been blessed and I want to share some of my knowledge and make my
mark in the Caribbean," Dixon said.
Dixon is looking forward to reaching all of the ethnic communities and increasing SHE's
readership in the UK.
"I would like to bring to SHE Caribbean all of the influences of the ethnic races around the world
because Caribbean people come from many different ethnic backgrounds. This will make the current
issue of SHE extremely exciting. I have a large following in Britain and everyone was excited about my
move because they knew that I was taking a huge plunge that many want to make but do not. They
are all looking forward to the new issues of the magazine."
The new May/June issue of SHE Caribbean is spectacular with superstar performer Beyonce siz-
zling on the cover. The talented singer and actress talks about her life and there is speculation on
whether she will get married in the Caribbean.
SHE also has a huge section highlighting all of the hotspots around the Caribbean and
must do activities for the perfect holiday. As usual, the magazine contains fashion spreads,
designer spotlights, beauty tips and sex advice.
Pick up your copy of SHE Caribbean today at newsstands and bookstores!



The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board is establishing a
modern Pesticides Analytical Laboratory to aid in improving the Board's
capacity to monitor and enforce the pesticides and toxic chemicals
regulations and to enhance Guyana's obligations towards safe and
wholesome food, both locally and internationally. The Laboratory is in the
National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) Compound, Mon Repos,
East Coast Demerara.

This state-of-the art analytical facility will be equipped with the latest high:
performance gas and liquid chromatographs supported with the latest
technology in mass spectrometry along with other technologically
advanced supporting equipment required for international accreditation
and standardization.

The Board is seeking an analytical chemist and a laboratory technician to
be part of the staff for this laboratory. The incumbents must be able to'
develop and apply methods in keeping with Good Laboratory Practices
for high output of qualitative and quantitative analysis of a wide variety of
pesticide molecules by Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid
Chromatographs and Mass Spectrometry.

Key Responsibilities:
Ideally the candidates should have a strong background in chemistry, a'
familiarity with the many types of analytical instrumentation, some,
management experience and the ability to quickly solve operational.
problems. The ideal candidates must have an attention to detail and
critical thinking, ability to multitask and produce quality results under:
critical timelines.

Qualifications and Experience:
A Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry along with two years
experience or a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry with five years'
experience or two years (for technician) or other similarly related
discipline; computer literacy; and. excellent. inter-personal,.
communication, reporting and presentation skills. Experience working
with Gas and Liquid Chromatographs would be a definite advantage.

A competitive salary package is offered for this position, commensurate
with qualifications and experience, and is negotiable.

Submission of applications:
Application with detailed resume and stating the position applied for must
include the names of at least two referees must be submitted not later
than May 25, 2007, addressed to:

~* Pa9~ti &"444465

Registrar, Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board
Ministry of Agriculture Compound
Regent Street & Vlissengen Roads
Georgetown, Guyana

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The Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security invites
applicants to fill the following positions at the Guyana Women's
Leadership Institute, Public Road, Cove & John. East Coast
(a) Coordinator
(b) Administrative Assistant
(c) Accounts Clerk 111

Kindly send all applications to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Labour, Human Services
& Social Security
Lot 1 Water & Cornhill Streets
Stabroek, Georgetown.

Closing date for applications is May 25,2007.

Job description/job specification for the above-mentioned
positions can be uplifted from the Personnel-Department, Ministry
of Labour, Human Services & Social Security.

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Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007

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Sally Rajkumar's first love
SERENITY is synonymous with tranquility, Her dentist advised her to take up massage therapy as a profession and so she began studying,
peace, calm. learning the art of Swedish and Shiatsu (Japanese), Aroma Therapy and Reflexology.
Sally Rajkumar feels it every time she has a In time, she started receiving clients and eventually had to leave dentistry. Of course, she hadn't a
job to do, or rather, the pleasure-of meeting her hard time doing that.
first love "It gives me joy to look after people," she says.
Her massage parlour. Serenni. situated on busy Sally Rajkumar can be reached on at 223-3792.
Regent Street in downtown Georgetown. allows her
to indulge in her passion. her lo\e. her humanity Benefits of massage
massage. 1. Dispels Anxiety, hyperactivity and other symptoms of stress
As a dental nurse, in between sessions when 2. Reduces reaction to stressful events
she noticed her boss was a bit stressed, she 3. Relieves depression, stress, pain,.tension and insomnia
would ask her if she wanted a massage. The 4. Relieves muscular tension, improves mobility and flexibility
dentist would ahways commend her. And
then there were others, like her relatives 5. Increases alertness, energy levels, circulation and lymphatic drainage
and friends who she would treat. 6. Relieves the muscular tension that causes some headaches, the pains
of severe headaches and reduce sensitivity in headaches
7. Relaxes stiff muscles and stress that contribute to back pain
8= Reduces-sweling and stiffness, improves well-being by alleviating
anxiety and lifting mood

Interested persons are invited to apply for entry to the following
a. The August Holiday five-week programme::

Beginning July 23, 2007 and ending August 24,

b. One-year Certificate course for Beginners

Beginning September 17, 2007.

Applicants are allowed one of the following subjects. Drawing is
compulsory for al! students.

Graphic Design
Textile Design
Leather craft

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained
from the Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue,
Georgetown or from the Receptionist, Ministry of Culture, Youth
and Sport, Mairn Street, Georgelown.

Completed forms must reach the school not later than Friday.
July 20, 2007 for the one-year Certificate programme and
Thursday, June 21, 2007 for the five-week Modular programme


Aion frr Aca micgear 2007200

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to
pursue full-time courses leading to:

a. the Burrowes School of Art Diploma (Dip BSA)
b. the Burrowes School of Art Certificate (Cert BSA)

Applicants must be seventeen years old by September 01, 2007
and must satisfy the following requirements:-

a. For the 3-year Diploma program:

CXC or GCE O'Level Certificate with four (or
more) passes
of which English Language must be one. Passes
in Art, English Literature and/or Caribbean History
would be an asset.

b. For the 2yeaIrCertificate programme:
SSPE or equivalent
a sound primary or secondary school education
and an aptitude for art

Completed forms with two recent passport-size photographs and
two testimonials must reach the school not later thar Friday, July

Applicants will be interviewed on August 27 & 28, 2007.

Applicants who are invited to attend an interview must each submit a
portfolio of artwork along with birth and academic certificates.

All Applicants must do a practical Drawing test.

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained
from the Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue,
Georgetown or from the Receptionist, Ministry of Culture, Youth and
Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.

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A test is being sold on the
internet that enables parents
to check the sex of their
unborn baby at just six
The kit, sold by DNA
Worldwide for 189, is contro-
.P versial. Critics claim it may
prompt parents to abort if they
are unhappy with the test re-

The company rejected
these claims, saying the early
results, obtained from a fin-
ger-prick of blood, allow par-
ents more time to plan for
their baby.
It says the test is 99% ac-
curate and offers a refund for
wrong predictions.

Early baby sex

test over the web


National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

1 The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of
Agriculture invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced
bidders to undertake the following projects:

a.) Construction of Scour Protection at Kofi Outfall
Channel, East Bank Demerara, Region 4.
b.) Repairs to Structures along the Crown Dam, East
Coast Demerara, Region 4.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement,Act

3. Interested .eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents
and obtain further information, from the Office of the Chief
Executive Officer, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority,
during normal working hours.

4. Bid documents can, be uplifted from thie office of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, 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 bid

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand
corner "Tender for"____________

Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later
than 09:00 h on Tuesday 15"th, May 2007. Electronic bidding will
not be permitted. Late "ids will be rejected

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at09:00 h on Tuesday 15t',
May 2007in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance
from the Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the
Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to
not less than 2% of the bid sum.

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, reserves the right to reject any or all bids without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to
award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

The concept of an early
pregnancy sex test is not new -
last year the UK's Institute of
Child Health successfully
trialled a similar "seven week"
But this was used for
women at risk of having ba-
bies affected by disorders that
usually only affect boys, such
as Duchene muscular dystro-
Currently, some hospitals
will tell a couple the sex of their
child, if they want, at their 20
week ultrasound scan.
But David Nicholson, di-
rector of DNA Worldwide, said
parents are excited by the preg-
nancy and don't want to have
wait until their 20-week scan to
find out.
Once a woman has taken
the test, she sends her sample
directly to the company's labo-
ratory for analysis and will re-
ceive the result in the post or
can access it online using a pro-
tected password..
The test looks for DNA
from the baby in the
mother's blood. If it picks up

a Y-chromosome, that means
a baby boy can be "confi-
dently" predicted.
If there is no Y-chromosome
DNA, the company can state
"with equal confidence" that the
baby will be a girl, the company

Campaigners were worried
about the possible ramifica-
Julia Millington of the
Prolife Alliance said: "There is
a real risk that some people
would choose to abort babies of
a certain gender."
Michaela Aston of the
pro-life charity LIFE said:
"This test is very danger-
ous. It would inevitably
lead to babies being
aborted simply for not be-
ing the 'required' sex."
She rejected the notion that
the test would allow parents
more time to plan for their
baby's a rival, arguing that the
needs of baby boys and girls
were identical.
She was also concerned

it would lead to some
women in some countries
being coerced into having
Mr Nicholson said sur-
veys of the company's US cus-
tomers, who have been able
to buy the test since 2006,
suggested these concerns
were unfounded.
But he said he welcomed an
open and wider debate on this
He stressed that any couple
wanting to find out the sex of
their child for medical or genetic
reasons should seek the help of
a medical practitioner who
could provide counselling -
something not provided along-
side the company's test.
The Royal College of Ob-
stetricians and Gynaecologists
believes sex selection for non-
medical purposes is inappropri-
A spokesman added:
"Focus should remain
firmly on the health and
care of the mother and de-
veloping baby, rather than


The Registrar Public Service Appellate Tribunal is interested in repairs and
rehabilitating the Public Service Appellate Tribunal Building Brickdam,
Georgetown, Guyana.

Interested Contractors are invited to submit for undertaking the following

Installation of Non-Skid Tiles and Awning Windows to Public
.Service Appellate Tribunal Building Brickdam, Georgetown,

Tender Documents can be obtained from the Registrar Public Service
Appellate Tribunal, Brickdam, Georgetown upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000).

Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
Tenderer. The envelope must be marked on the top left hand corner "Tender
for Installation of Non-Skid Tiles and Awning Windows to Public Service
Appellate Tribunal Building" and must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and TenderAdministration
Ministry of Finance Building
Main & Urquhart Streets

not later than 9: am on Tuesday, May 22, 20C'

Tenders must be accompanied by a vat d IRD and NIS Certificates of
Compliance. All Tenders must be depositLd in the Tender Box situated on
the First Floor of the Ministry of Finance Bilding Main & Urquhart Streets,
not later than 9:am on Tuesday, May 22, 20C

Tenders will be opened after the closing ime, in the presence of those
Tenderers or their representatives who wis' to attend.

Public Service Appellate Tribunal

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OME soils are naturally low in nutrients
whilst others become depleted due to
continuous cropping.
Farmers are generally aware when this condition arises.
They usually refer to their soils in this state as being "run down".
Farmers invariably use fertilizers and manures to correct this prob-
lem. The use of fertilizers has become an essential and routine part
of many crop production systems. Farmers do not use fertilizers
just to grow big crops or to increase the nutrient content of their
soils. They do so to make a living. As a result, any fertilizer prac-
tice must be technically correct to ensure it gives a fair economic
return to the farmers.
It is desirable that fertilizers be utilized in a proper or efficient
manner. Efficiency of fertilizer use by crops is of major economic
interest.. Fertilizers must also be used efficiently to minimize losses
and environmental pollution.
Soils are the medium in which crops grow to feed and clothe
the world. Plants nutrients obtained from the soil are essential for
the growth and development of healthy plants. Seventeen nutri-
ents are known to be essential for plant growth. Apart from the C,
H, and 0 (from air and water) the others can be obtained from the
The essential nutrient elements are categorized by the quanti-
ties with which they are required to sustain healthy plant growth.
The essential plant nutrients are classified into macro and micronu-
Macronutrients Of the 14 essential elements obtained from
the soil by plants, six are used in relatively large quantities and are
thus referred to as macronutrients. They-are N, P, K, Ca, Mg and
Micronutrients The other nutrient elements (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn,
B, Mg, CI and Co) are used in very small amounts, hence the name
The forms in which they are utilized by plants and their func-
tions are shown in Table 1.
Nutrient Taken up as Some important functions
Nitrogen -NO.3NH4 Component of important cell compounds,
ranging from proteins to chlorophyll and
Phosphorus H2 P4' HPO4" Constituent of genes, has a central role in
plant energy transfer and protein
S_________ metabolism..
Potassium K- Helps in osmotic and ionic regulation.
Important for many enzyme functions in
carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
Calcium Ca' Involved in.cell division and plays a major
role in the maintenance of membrane
Magnesium Mg' Component of chlorophyll, and a factor in
many enizymatic reactions.
Sulphur SO4" Constituent of proteins, amino acids and
vitamins. Necessary for production of plant
______ ___ oils.
Iron Fe Component of many enzymes, including
cytchromes (respiratory enzymes) and the
ferrddotins involved in functions such as N
fixation and photosynthesis.
Zinc Zn' Necessary for the correct functioning of a
range of important enzyme systems, for the
synthesis of nucleic acids, and the
metabolism of auxin (a plant hormone).
Manganese Mn"- Component of several enzymes including
those involved in photosynthesis.
Copper Cu"' Component of. a range of important
enzymes. Necessary for- proper
.photosynthesis. Involved in grain
S.___ production.
Boron H3BO3 Required.for carbohydrate metabolism
Molybdenum MOO4'" Required for normal assimilation of N in
plants, for the reduction of NO3 to NH4 .
Also required for N fixation and for
Chlorine Cl" Essential for photosynthesis, and for
osmoregulation of plants growing on saline
Cobalt Co-' Required.for N-fixation

A deficiency of an element essential for plant growth will re-
sult in a decrease in the normal growth of the plant and will effect
the yield of thq crop. Deficiency symptoms can be categorized into
five types:
(i). Chlorosis, which is a yellowing, either uniform or
interveinal of plant tissue due to a reduction in the chlorophyll for-
mation processes;
(ii) Necrosis, or death of plant tissue;
(iii) Lack of new growth or terminal growth resulting in
(iv) An accumulation of anthocyanin and an appearance of a
reddish colour; and
(v) Stunting or reduced growth with either normal or dark
green colour or yellowing..
The -characteristic deficiency symptoms of the essential
plant nutrients are summarized below:
1. Nitrogen
N is a mobile nutrient. The characteristic deficiency symptom
is a general yellowing. Symptoms will first appear in older leaves.

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Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture invites, tenders from suitably qualified and
experienced contractors and suppliers or specialised firms to undertake the following projects:

Lot I
a.) Supply of HydraulicSuper Long Reach Excavators to the National Drainage and IrrigationAuthority.
b.) Supply of Track Type Dozers to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
c.) Supply of Mini Excavators to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
Lot 2
a.) Supply of Pontoons to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
b.) Supply of Punts to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
c.) Supply ofAluminium Boats and Outboard Engines to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
a.) Supply o farc welding aid acetylene torch sets to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
b.) .Supply of4-wheel drive vehicles to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.

Lot 4
a.) Supply and installation of Communication Set to National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain further information- from the Office of the Chief
Executive Officer, National Drainage and IrrigationAuthorityduring normal'working hours.
4.: Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority. 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 bid document

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the of the Bidder and marked on the top
left hand corner "Tender for "
Bids shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

anmd deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday. 15' May, 2007. Electronic
bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected
6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, 15"-May, 2007 in the boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministry of
Finance at the above address.

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager of the National Insurancc .h\e'itc
and the Commissioner G(cieral of Guyana Revenue Authority

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the bid sum.
9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance reserves the right to reject any or all
bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement of Energy Meters & Service Cable for the
Electrification of Orealla/Siparuta
OPM G-o4-2007
1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that
appeared in Development Business, issue no. 578 of 16"' March 2002.
2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the. Inter-American
Development Bank towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which
includes a Hinterland Project Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the
Government intends to conduct several demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of
the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the procurement distribution line
hardware and transformers for the construction of distribution networks at Orealla and
Si'paruta, Region 6. This contract will be financed from IDB loan resources. Bidding will be
governed by the Inter-American Development Bank's eligibility rules and procedures.
3. The Office of the Prime Minister now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the supply of:
Lot 1 Energy Meters
Lot 2 Duplex Service Cable
The delivery period is earliest to fifty-six (56) calendar days from the award of each contract.
4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the
Procurement of Works and Goods financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, and is
-open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Policies.
5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the Project
Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding Documents at
the address given below at 1.0 from April 24, 2007 to June 11, 2007, Mondays to Fridays
during the hours 08:00 to 16;30 hours.
6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial Capacity, Experience and
Technical Capacity, delivery schedule, responsiveness to all lots. A margin of preference for
eligible national contractors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding
7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders in person or on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of $5,000 Guyana dollars:
Office of the Project Implementation Unit -
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque. The Bidding Documents may
be sent to interested eligible bidders outside of Guyana in electronic form at no cost. Request
for Bidding Documents may be sent to the e-mail address: uaep-iuqgelectricity.gov.gy.
8.Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday June 12,
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administrationi Board
(Northwestern building)
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives or anyone who choose to attend in person by 09:00
hours, Tuesday June 12, 2007. All bids must be accompanied by.Bid Security in an amount
no less than 2% of the bid price.
9. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana Revenue
Authority and National Insurance Scheme Compliance Certificates indicating that they
have met their Income Tax and NIS obligation.



From page XVII
2. Phosphorus
P deficiency is usually identified on young plants. Plant growth
is generally stunted. In corn, the plants are dark green with reddish
purple tips and leaf margins.
3. Potassium
A deficiency of K results in the burning of' leaf tips followed
by the margins. Some K is mobile element; the older leaves are the
first to show deficiency symptoms. Plants also become less resis-
tant to disease symptoms as a result of K deficiency.

4. Calcium
Calcium is an immobile nutrient and as such deficiency symp-
toms first appear in young leaves and tissue. Terminal buds fail to
develop and there is a breakdown of tissue in petioles. In some
cases, leaves may become gelatinous and stick together. In the case
of tomatoes, blossom end rot results from Ca deficiency.

5. Magnesium
Mg.is mobile, hence older or lower leaves become deficient. In
corn, there is interveinal yellowing, the veins remaining green. In
cucumber the older leaves become chlorotic beginning at leaf tips
and between veins.
6. Sulphur
Sulphur is mobile, hence the older leaves appear deficient first.
Plants generally appear yellow as a result of deficiency.
The characteristic deficiency symptoms of the micronutrients
are sh6wn in Table 2.
Micronutrient Deficiency Symptoms
Fe Interveinal chlorosiss at growing points which
later turn white
Mn lnterveinal chlorosis
Zn Stunted growth and thickened,leaves. Resetting
in fruit trees.
Cu' Wilting of terminal buds in vegetables. Young
leaves in corn turn yellow.
B Terminal buds stop growing. Youngest leaves
become pale green.
Mg Yellowing in legumes. Leaf mottling in
CI Not clearly defined.
Co Not clearly defined.

Table 2: Characteristic mieronutrient deficiency symptoms

Plants need adequate supplies of nutrients for good growth and
high yields. When the soil itself cannot supply the quantities of
nutrients needed by the plant, best yields would not be obtained
unless the shortage of plant nutrients is made up by applying the
missing substances as fertilizers. A fertilizer is a material, the main
function of which is to provide plant nutrients.
Fertilizers are classified into two categories inorganic and or-
ganic. The inorganic (mineral) fertilizer is a fertilizer in which the
declared nutrients are in the form of inorganic salts obtained by
extraction and/or by physical and/or chemical industrial processes.
Organic fertilizers are carbonaceous materials mainly of vegetable
and/or animal origin added to the soil specifically for the nutrition
of plants. '
Inorganic fertilizers include urea (Source of N), TSP (Source of
P), muriate of potash (source of K) and compound fertilizers such
as 15:15:15. Inorginic fertilizers could be granular, coated, slow-
release, etc.
Organic fertilizers (manures) are derived from the wastes of
plants and animals. Litter from poultry, cows, sheep, etc., are com-
monly used for fertilization. Decomposed organic materials (Com-
posts) are the most common organic fertilizers.
Commercial fertilizers, and manure and other sources of essen-
tial and non-essential elements for plants, animals and human be-
ings should be applied for the benefit of society as well as the farmer.
The benefits include efficient crop production, improved environ-
mental quality,.quality of feed and food and energy production.
Fertilizers must be used in a proper or efficient manner. Effi-
ciency of fertilizer use by crops is of major economic interest. Fer-
tilizers must also be used efficiently to minimize losses and conse-
quently environmental pollution.
Efficiency of fertilizer use by crops is influenced by
(i) Rate of application. (ii) Method of application:
(ii) timing of application, and
(iii) Growing conditions affecting yield such as soil proper-
ties and soi management practices employed.

R1e W e itf I6 the moma of fertilizer to apply. Different crops
have different nutrient requirements and as such rates vary from
crop to crop. The rate also varies with the crop variety. Informa
Please see page XIX
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From page XVIII

tion is available on the nutrient requirements of most crops to pro-
duce maximum economic yields.

The basis for recommending the kinds and quantities of fertil-
izer for a particular crop is soil testing. Soil testing as part of the
field of agronomy, is concerned with the relationship between the
quantity and chemical form of the essential nutrients in the soils
and the resulting plant growth. Soil testing assesses the relative ad-
equacies of available nutrients (or lime requirement) and provides
guidance on amounts of fertilizer (or lime) required to obtain opti-.
mum growth conditions for plants. The soil testing analysis aspect
of soil and fertilizer management is of paramount importance to
efficient crop production.

In summary, soil testing gives an indication of the following: .

(i) Whether the soil needs fertilizer or lime or both for prof-
itable crop'growth;
(ii)' The kinds, amounts and forms of fertilizer or other amend-
ments needed;
(iii) Whether toxic amounts of salts or other compounds are
present and therefore the need for special management practices be

In order to make sound fertilizer/lime recommendations, the in-
formation supplied by the farmers as well as that predicted from
climate records, soil maps and yield response data assist in detect-
ing yield potential.
The soil test recommendations must be followed for profitable
yield to be obtained. If less than the recommended amount df fer-
tilizer is used, the expected yield will not be obtained and yields
may be so low that a lops will be made, not a profit. Excessive use
of fertilizer could result in death of the crop. Further, although there
may be good crop growth, the extra increase in yield resulting from
the excess fertilizer used may be worth, less than the cost of the
excess of fertilizer.

It is important that the recommended rates of fertilizers be ap-
plied in a timely manner. In some instances, all of the fertilizer may
need to applied preplant or at planting, especially P. In other in-
stances, the recommended rates may need to be split (applied at
different times). This is generally the case with the application of
N and K fertilizers.
It is very important to apply fertilizers at the time stated in
the recommendations. Timing is important as the needs vary with
the stage of plant development. If application is too late, maximum
benefits would not be obtained. This can also lead to losses of ap-
plied fertilizer and environmental pollution.

When fertilizers are applied, care must be taken to ensure that
the fertilizer is placed near enough for the roots to readily absorb it .
while at the same time the-concentration is not so high enough to
cause injury to the roots. The soluble constituents of fertilizers dif-.
fuse through the soil vertically and only slightly in a lateral direc-
tion. The method of application, therefore, must ensure -distribu-
tion to reach the plant roots.
There are three methods .generally used for fertilizer applica-
tions. These are broadcast, placement and foliar application.

-In this method the fertilizer is spread as uniformly over the,
field as possible. This is commonly referred to as 'shying'. This
method is suitable for crops whose seeds are broadcast. The fertil-
izer is usually broadcast after the land has been ploughed and then
mixed with the soil ploughs or cultivators.

Placement is when the fertilizer is put in a small area close to
the plant or seed. This could be done irt spots or as bands.
The spot placement, the fertilizer is put approximately 5 cm
(2 inches) away from the seed and 5 cm below the soil. The fertil-
izer should not be left exposed on the surface of the soils. This
will lead to the loss of fertilizer. This method is useful for crops
such as corn, bean, pumpkin, squash, melons and cucumber which
have large seeds.
In band placement, the fertilizer is placed in bands on one side
or both sides of the row, about 5 cm below the seed and 5 away-
from the seed or plant. This method is usefi crops which are
sensitive to direct contact with f.'"werr
Band placement ..j nzers. --
Band placement also used for tree crops such as citrus. co-
conuts ",ocado and papaws. In this case, the.fertilizer is put in a
circular band around the tree. Trees are usually treated individu-
ally, the fertilizer being applied around each tree within the spread
of the branches, but beginning a few meters from the trunk. Gener-
ally, the fertilizer is placed around the dripline.of the plant canopy.
The fertilizer must be worked into the soil as much as possible
after application.

I olear4Agtication
ft lsiitibe application of fertilizer directly to the foliage,
of iftrl eas a.liquid spray. The nutrients can be absorbed
direcd li *Hn t leaves although only in limited quantities.



The Ministry of Culture, Youth and-Sport will be conducting skills training for persons between the ages 16 and 25 in the following
technical vocational skills:

Business Studies
Motor Mechanics
Welding and Fabrication'

Electrical Installation


The 10-month training programme for both females and males commences in September 2007 and concludes in July
2008. This intensive residential programme for youths selected from all ten Regions will be conducted at our training centre at Kuru
Kuru on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway in Region 4.
Persons below age 18 will require theapproval of parents/guardians to attend the programme. Proof of age is a
requirement and may be requested prior to persons being selected.
Potential students for the Kuru Kuru programme will be required to complete application forms and write the
mandatory entry level test at the following venues on the dates listed below. STARTING TIME FOR THE TEST IS 09:00hr at
all venues.

2 Cotton Field Secondary School, Essequibo Coast 2007-05-05


Tapakuma Primary S.chool
Charity N.D.C. Office
8'" of May Community High School.
Good Hope Primary School
-New Opportunity Corps, Ondemeeming
Kabakaburi Primary School
Wakapoa Primary School

Leguan Secondary School
Wakenaam Secondary'School
Lower Bonasika Primary School Islands
Karia Karia Primary School
Aliki Landing Primary School
Den Amstel Primary Schoo!
Vreed-en-Ho.op Primary School
PFarika/Salem Secondary School
Goed Fortuin Primary School
Meten-Meer-Zorg Primary Scnool
Patentia Primary School
Uitvlugt Secondary School
Canal # 1 Two Brothers Primary School

Vryheid's Lust Primary School E.C.D)
Helena # 2 Primary School (E.C.D)
Diamond Community Centre (E.B.D)
St. Mary's Primary School (Soesdyke E.B.D)
Paradise Primary School (E.C.D)
Timehri Primary School (EBD)
St Cuthbert's Mission
Carifesta Sports Complex (Carifesta Avenue)

Rosignol Primary School
Bath Settlement Primary School
Belladrum Secondary .School
Mortice Primary School
Mahaicony Primary School .
Zeeland Primary School
Moraikobai Mission Primary School

Smythfield Drop-in Centre
Sisters Primary School
New Amsterdam Primary School
Port Mourant Adolescent Youth Friendly Space
Albion N.D.C
Rose Hall Estate Primary School
-Whim NDC
Fyrish Primary School
No. 53 Union Complex
Amerindian Hostel, Corriverton
Sandvoort Primary School
Yakusari Primary School
Lower Corentyne Secondary School
Line Path Secondary School
Skeldon Hiah 5rh ,-,
Kildonan Centre
Black Bush Polder N.D.C.





2007-05-14 --2007-06-12

10 Kwakwani Primary School 2007-05-13
Christianburg Primary School 2GG7-.5-18
Ituni Primary School 2007-05-19
Mackenzie High School 2007-05-25
Coomacka Primary School 2007-05-27
-Muritaro Demerara River Primary School 2007-06-17
Wiruni Berbice River Primary School 2007-06-30
Great Falls Primary School 2007-07-07
Special arrangciecl.s la1e been made tfori specific areas i n Regions 1.7. 87, and 9 ihronugh the IICIX ()lkces. tDocume nl in
these CR gions must I e ictlirnIctd to the Diriector ol 'raining not later trilln .linic .(). 2007. T'hc ;inlph;tion andl test nu-
hp wrincin in ink. Work done in peniicil nil not lhe. marked.
.. Einfalsaelvctioc nt pt.rwilS. Jenfo t l pIo.g(Nlttler. ).i.Uh h4IAd tt ..r.e~s 1t.h ,e clItr,, t t, .....
Successful applicants will be notified bIy letter.



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The best-known goat in Sudan has died months after being
"married" to a man in the South Sudan capital, Juba.
Local elders ordered a man found having sex with the goat, later
called Rose, to "many" her last February.
"The idea was to publicly embarrass the man," says. Tom
Rhodes, editor of the Juba Post, which first ran the story.
The BBC's story of the "wedding" caught the public imagina-
tion and became one of the most read internet stories..


Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on
a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets
of Juba.
'Sense of humour'
After the marriage, Rose had a male kid but "not a human
one" Mr Rhodes said, hastily.
The "husband", Charles Tombe, said he was drunk at the
time but has since refused to comment on the issue. The kid

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is owned by Mr Tombe.
More than a year after the BBC story was first published, it is
still picked up by various web forums and being emailed across the
world. Recently it got more than
100,000 page views for five suc-
cessive days.
Over time, it has received sev- M.
eral million hits making it histori-
cally one of the biggest-hitting
stories the BBC News website has
A Google search uncovers
more than Im different web pages,
based on the same story.
Mr Rhodes, a Briton who helped found the Juba Post in
2004, was shocked when he learned how many people around
the world had read the story his newspaper had originally pub-
lished as a short, light-hearted account and not even bothered
to publish on its website.
"Wow what have we done? We have triggered a monster," he

CHARLES Tombe is refusing to comment on the affair.

He said that he had seen that it occasionally returned in the
BBC's "Most read stories" and was worried that he would have
trouble with South Sudanese, accusing his paper of tarnishing the
image of the region now trying to rebuild after 21 years.of war.
But he says he has not come across any such anger.
"It doesn't portray Sudan in a bad light it shows the
Sudanese have a sense.of humour," he says, referring to the
elders' original punishment.
He has, however, had people come up and say to him: "Oh,
you're the goat man."
Mr Rhodes explains that South Sudan remains a conservative
If a man is caught sleeping with a girl, he is ordered to marry
her immediately in order to save her honour and that of her family,
he says.
This was the basis for Mr Tombe's punishment, after the goat's
owner found him with his animal and complained to local elders.
They ordered him to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars
($50, at the time) and also named the goat Rose.
Afterwards, he left with the goat, not quite hand-in-hand,
more hand-in-hoof, to his home in the Hai Malakal suburb of
i'ha and not in Upper Nile State as we originally reported.

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Sunday Chronicle May- 6, 2007

Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007

Tags follow 'NEMO'

fish to home
The remarkable homing instincts of some coral reef fish have been revealed.
A team tagged t.o species of reef fish larvae to see where the ju\enjle_ were going after
spending weeks and even months maturing in open sea.
It found most of the orange clownfish made famous by the Finding Nemo movie and
vagabond butterfly fish returned to the reef where they had fusit hatched
Writing in the journal Science, the team said the diicoer, could hae implications for marine
'Marine fish lay very small eggs. and when they do, they are released Into the water col-
umn," explained co-author Professor Geoff Jones from James Cook Umversity in Queensland,
"They develop into a really tiny little larvae that we think drift around in the water
currents, sometimes for months.
"The nussing ink in our understanding
of coral reef fish has always been. where
do the larvae go?"
But until now, finding this out has been
extremely tricky attaching tags to
miniscule larvae is not an easy task.
So the international team of research-
ers tackled the problem by getting the
mother to help.
They did this by collecting female coral reef fish from a small 0.3 sq km reef in Kimbe
Bay, Papua New Guinea, and injecting them with a rare, stable barium isotope.
The females pass this i.sotope to their developing offspring where it accumulate, in their
bones. gi ing the baby fish unique chemical signatures.
A few weeks Ilter, the teamn returned to the reef and collected young fih to test then to see
if the' came the "tag"
"We found that 610 well mer half were conuno back to the muiall land reer.e which
was an unexpected result." Proles'tr Jones told the BBC
The sciennsts are uncertain how the mllidl. coloured orange clokmnfish and vagabond
bunerftlfish perform this feat but hope to find out with further research
"Perhaps the'i are somehow remaining in sen-.or. contact wuih iheir home island and are able
to maintain their position and not end up drifting to far away.' said Professor Jones.
*Or maybe they are getting carried away. but the. have a homing mechanism to swim
back to their home reef."
Although the study, \was earned out on iwo species. Professor Jones believes the finding
may appl. to other coral reef fish too, and if this is the case. it could hate consequences for
marine consern aton
It shows that small no-take marine reserves are a good way to protect over-fished
species. he said. because there should be enough juveniles returning to the area to sus-
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ARIES -- Are you spending too much energy worrying about what other
people think of you? Or not enough? Right now, your reputation might be
- your top concern, but you cannot lose sight of what's truly important. No
matter what, you shouldn't do something just because it makes you look good
or makes someone else.like you. Your reputation will suffer more in the long
run if you succumb to peer pressure. No one can respect someone like that --
and that's not who you are.

TAURUS -- That fun, extravagant getaway you've been talking about -- and
worrying about -- is definitely going to happen soon. So today go ahead and
start planning how you're going to spend each of your days during this trip.
Put together a-loose itinerary. You'll be seeing things from a whole new
perspective on this journey, and you'll gain a deeper understanding of some
important issues. This journey could change your life.

GEMINI -- Trying to help someone be happier is an extremely difficult un-
dertaking -- and a big gamble. Sometimes you simply have toilet people live
the way they choose to live -- even if you're positive that they're not getting
all the happiness.they deserve. Encourage them whenever it seems appropri-
ate and include them in social events, of course -- but make sure that your
insistent efforts in this area are not actually making someone you care about
feel worse.

CANCER -- Your physical energy is going to waver unpredictably today. but
this will not negatively affect your mental acuity. You will still be as sharp as
a tack, and you'll notice something very interesting developig -- while other
people are oblivious. You have an advantage here, so keep a close eye on
this situation until you can move in for a big success, either monetarily or
perhaps socially.

LEO -- It will become amazingly easy to deal with the irritating behavior of
some people today -- as soon as you realize that it's all a game, and some
people aren't as good at playing it as they think they are. Their arrogance is
not a sign that they know what they're talking about -- quite the contrary!
They're using this attitude to mask their insecurities. So don't succumb to
empty threats. You've got the power in this situation, and everyone knows it.

VIRGO -- Someone close to you is dealing with some confusion. You may
want to help solve this person's dilemma, but your input could be seen as
something critical instead of constructive -- no matter how sensitive you try
to be. So keep your distance and get. involved only if you are specifically
asked to. If you've been feeling an urge to host a party, today is a great day
to research some ideas for food and decorations.

LIBRA -_ The presence of someone who shows up uninvited'at a group event
might make everyone feel weird at first, but you need to get used to this per-
son hanging around. You may think about suggesting that she or he leave.
but that would not come off well. Being hospitable will create a lot more har-
mony in your life. This person has elbowed ,in for a reason, and that reason
may be more important than you realize.

SCORPIO -- Today, how you communicate with other people will reveal how
much progress you've made in the willpower department. Will you be able to
hold your tongue when someone pushes your buttons? Will you be able to
deliver criticism with enough tact that no one's feelings are hurt -- but not so
much that the message is lost? Rest easy -- the stars are giving you a power-
ful boost today.

SAGITTARIUS -- Let yourself enjoy more music and art today -- they both
hold a lot of appeal for you, probably because they have been missing from
your life recently. This is a great day for a concert, so check local event list-
ings and see whether anyone interesting is playing tonight. Look for unusual
or unfamiliar types of music, to give your ears an aural treat. Visual art will
stimulate your mind, too, so stop by a museum or an art gallery to get a fix.

CAPRICORN -- The way you handled a recent conflict was quite an accom-
plishment -- it looks as though you're finally learning how to stand your
ground against bombastic personalities! You should be proud of yourself --
and you shouldn't hesitate to use these new skills again. In fact. you might
get a chance to do just that later today when a pleasant conversation sud-
denly takes an awkward turn. Get things back on track by speaking the truth
and not giving in to peer pressure.

AQUARIUS -- Your mental energy and your physical energy are out of sync
today, and you will need to adjust on a dime in order to preserve as much
harmony as possible. Luckily, a lot of people ciose to you today are ready to
calm your mood or give you an energy boost when you need it. Humor will
.have an extremely invigorating effect, so whenever you start to feel tired to-
day, visit a funny website or take a few minutes to chat with someone who
can always make you giggle.

PISCES Your most helpful coworkers are in in excepti i>ally helpful mood
lately, so don't be surprised if you're overwhehnmed b- ,their offers to help.
You don't have to accept these offers if you don't want to, so don't feel pres-
sure to keep your colleagues busy. In your personal life. you'll be the one
feeling the need to help people out -- a friend might need help on a particu-
larly busy day that's coming up. Give this pal a call and offer to lend a hand.

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Pag X I SudyCrncl a ,20

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In the house where I. grew up, my brother was on
his back in his bed for almost 33 years, in the same cor-
ner of his room, under the same window, beside the
same yellow walls. Oliver was blind and mute. His
legs were twisted. He didfi't have the strength to lift
his head or the intelligence to learn anything.
Today I am an English teacher, and each time I in-
troduce my class to The Miracle Worker, a play about
the blind and deaf Helen Keller, I tell my students about
Oliver. Once a boy raised his hand and said, "Oh, Mr.
de Vinck, you mean he was a vegetable."
I stammered for a.few seconds. My family and I
fed Oliver. We changed his diapers, bathed him, tick-'
led his chest to make him laugh. We listened to him
laugh as we watched television downstairs. We listened
to him as he rocked his arms up and down to make the
bed squeak. We listened to him cough in the middle of
the night.
"Well, I guess you could call him a vegetable," I fi-
nally said. "I called him Oliver, my brother. You would
.) have liked him."
When my mother was pregnant with Oliver, she was
overcome by fumes from a leaking coal-burning stove.
My father pulled her outside, where she revived quickly.
On April 20th, 1947, Oliver was born. A healthy-
looking, plump, beautiful bqy. A few months later, my
mother brought him to a window and held him in the
sunlight. Oliver looked directly into the sun and my
mother realized that her baby was blind. My parents
;earned, with the passing months, that blindness was part
of the problem.
,The doctor at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York
City told my mother and father there was absolutely
nothing that could be done for Oliver. Hc didn't want
my parents to grasp at false hope. "You could place
him in an institution," he said.
"But he is our son," my parents replied. "We will
take Oliver home, of course."
The good doctor said, "Then take him home and love
him-" ......
Even now, five years after his death, Oliver remains
the weakest, most helpless human being I ever met, and
yet he was one of the most powerful. He could do ab-
solutely nothing except breathe, sleep and eat; yet he
was responsible for love, courage and insight....

(Christopher De Vinck, "The Power of My Power-
less Brother"),

About the Excerpt and Composition Writing in
Today's piece was chosen to help you see how dia-
logue helps writing; how thoughts are captured in dia-

something, what you think about something and what
some other person thinks about something. Just perse-
vere once you are shown the way.

Use the picture below to write an interesting composi-

The poem: Responding to Imagery
The images the poet uses enable readers to share
the poet's unique experience of the world. How would
you respond to the images in the following poem?
Here comes the poem.

Corsons Inlet A. R. Ammons
I went for a walk over the dunes again this morning
to the sea,
then turned right along
the surf
rounded a naked headland
and returned
along the inlet shore:
it was muggy sunny, the wind from the sea steady
and high,
crisp in the running sand,
some breakthroughs of sun
but after a bit
continuous overcast:
the walk liberating, I vas released from forms,
from the perpendiculars,
straight lines, blocks, boxes, binds
of thought
into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and
of sight...

Sometimes people are much affected by a poem that
they feel a need to respond in a creative way. Here
are some ways that you can try:
1. Create a collage to express the image's meaning to
2. Use your journal to write about the feelings the im-
age has aroused.-in you.
3. Write a poem on a image that inspires you.
4. Read the poem aloud for-a friend or a group of class-

But beside dialogue, notice how the writer is reveal- Another Poem
ing the happening in simple terms but yet being effec- Home Thoughts
tive. You feel what is to come even before it comes Oh something just now must be happening there!
along. That suddenly and quiveringly. here,
Amid the city noises, I must think
Read the piece again and really get the feeling of Of mangoesleaning to the river's brink,
love, courage and insight that pervades the atmosphere. And dexterous Davie climbing high above,
In writing compositions, guidance is never too much. The gold fruits ebon-speckled to remove,
You can do many things in composition writing: tell And toss them quickly in the tangled mass
about something that happened. wha.soe as or. Of wis-wis twisted round the guinea grass.
S. lik e.. ,, i i,, ,'- "o wa ..- ;AndvCyil.ooming through the bramble-track
Sike. abou sometto do- Apria.bunch of bananas on his back;
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Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the
W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) For Anne Gregory

And Georgie none could ever dive like him -
Throwing his scanty clothes for a swim;
And school-boys from Bridge-tunnel going home,
Watching the waters downward dash and foam.
This is a daytime dream, there's something in it,
Oh something's happening there this very minute!

1. How do you know that the poet is away from the place
he is remembering?
2. Why has he not mentioned any of the unpleasant
memories? Is he being romantic and sentimental? Give
reasons for your answer.
3. What do the words do to you to give pleasure in this

Solution to "Grammar Link"
Make subjects and verbs agree in inverted sentences.

1. There (is, are) usually many people in an extended
family group.
2. Included in the extended family (is, are) in-laws and
-3. Hovering behind the children in that window (stands,
stand) their large, stuffed toys.
4. Under the huge tree (rests, rest) two of Johnny's sec-
ond cousins.
5. Here (runs, run) a large iguana.
6. There (was, were) several musicians who carried man-
dolins, and who are especially the sons of the great ones.
7. In the African Blues (lives, live) a sense of hope,
strength, forgiveness and survival.

Grammatically correct structures are enhancers to writ-
Note the Tense Sequence and Other Tense Uses

1. Suit the tense of dependent clauses and of ver-
bal phrases to the time expressed by the verb in
the main clause.

(i) We sold the house that we had built (not built).
(ii) I planned to go (not have gone) to the reunion.
(At the time of planning, the reunion had not taken place.)
(iii) Having hurried (not Hurrying) home, I ate lunch.
(The hurrying preceded the eating.)

2. When indirect discourse follows a past tense, use
the auxiliaries could, should, would, and might, not
can, shall, will, and may.
John declared that he would (not will) help us.

3. Express in present tense the verb in a noun
clause that states a generally accepted truth or a
fact that is true for all time.
I forgot that light travels (not travelled) faster than
4. Keep in the same tense any verbs that are parallel in
He slipped past his guard and made (not make) a swift

Now take some time off to check the language used in
all your exercise books, especially those checked by your
teachers recently. Are all of your sentences really what
they should be? Is your anwe,,eas.s q rriv&yqa?,Good.
Then you are in a position of comfpj 8 ; .eq.p,


Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007


Sunday Chronicle May 6, 2007



Gospelfest shines ...

From centre

saxophone artistry of Guyanese-born Courtney Fadlin.
Fadlin is a purist, making most of the strong melodic line as he
performs, the dominant legato passages coming out golden and pure,
with just a. few embellishments for ornamentation.
Fadlin plays with. a sincerity that is commendable and the one-
ness between the musician and the messages he offers with his songs
of faith comes over unmistakably .
And then there was Ruth Osman.-
Ruth Osmari now lives in Trinidad; where she sings often with
gospel artiste Sean Daniel, and is often on the bill at concerts at
As a singer, Osman has grown. She was never possessed of a
big voice, but she overrides this with sensible aplomb, never over-
extending herself. She keeps within her range, the voice lustrous
and dark in the lower register, getting a bit thin as she reaches higher;
an area she ventures into only now and then.
In between the two extremes of the scale, Osman makes use of
intelligent phrasing, in full control.of her vibrato, at times appeal-
ing to her audience with a child-like tone that creeps into the voice,
bringing with it an endearing vulnerability.
On Easter Sunday night she closed off her only song with
just a bit of-scatting, so well done that she left her audience
asking for more. Osman, of course, does a lot of jazz perfor-
mances. She .did not walk with her flute this time around, and
some wished that she had..

Gospelfest 2007 told us too of Johan Jackman, an up-and-com-
ing singer with a good voice.
One hopes that he does not allow his voice to be spoilt by
adopting the shouting and carrying on in-which so many of our
singers indulge today, as they belt out what they loosely term "sing-
Jackman is possessed of a pure tone. He projects his song so
effortlessly that it seems to be second -nature to him.
He sang My Prayer, a duet with Michelle Henry, and
aroused his audience into. rapturous applause at song's end.
The duo offered a beautifully modulated performance, very mu-
sical, though on occasion Henry extended herself too high. breaking
the restrained tone the song called for.
The dancers were a delight.
Under director Deborah Hudson, the Cekahalame Dancers have
blossomed into a competent organization.
Hudson, a former member of the National Dance Company, has
passed on to her group a wonderful feel for the dance, rich in Afri--
can retentions, and infused with a riot of arabesques that creates
for the ensemble a language that is both. important and so enter-
Her dancers made good use of their wide, flaring costumes,
the young ones particularly endearing, and they brought the
house down in one item when they came on with cell phones
to their ears, telling of that pervasive bug that has suddenly

infected the Guyanese population, a plague that came with
the advent of Digicel.
Anil Azeez and his chutney gospel is still something of a nov-
elty here, though one hears that he is quite popular in neighboring
Trinidad and Tobago.
He has dared to come up with lyrics and music heavily laden
with the Indo-Guyanese idiom.
At Gospelfest 2007, he showed that he had'honed his stage
presence with a truly Indian peasant style, unique in the world of
gospel. Azeez has also wisely embellished his act with the addition;
of three Indian dancers, a move that truly enriches his performance.
Kester Dearie and his team were also on the programme. cater-
ing for the young and the young at heart, his performance as fier\
as ever, ablaze with evangelistic fervour urging us to avoid damna-'
tion and rush to be saved.
Finally, Fitzroy Tyrrell added his own brand of drama Ito
Gospelfest, with a series of skits punctuating the show, though they
were all linked, .telling the story of an obeah man who finally see,'
the true light.
He was as.hilarious as one has come to expect, and he did g,
the message across.
At show's end, one wondered where Gospelfest goes from here.
The institution that is Gospelfest appears to have out-
stripped its present format, and it might be a good idea for its
producers to look at something new for Gospelfest 2008.


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 450th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana. -

This week we feature recipes from North A.frica. Over several centuries traders, travelers,
invaders, migrants and immigrants all have influenced the cuisineofiNoi'th Africa.
I lb. chopped beef Mix the meal, breadcr.umbs. parsley, nutmeg,
'A cup bread crumbs onion powder, salt, Chico BKlak Pepper, egg and
I Tbsp chopped parsley watdr. .
dash ofnatmieg ,
tsp. onion powder Form the mixture into iiuetballs and brown in
salt and pepper to taste broiler until golden brown.
I egg, slightly beaten
Sauce: Steam the tomatoes .ind onion. Put the meat.
ciLp chopped onion steamed tomatoes and onions and all remaining
2 tomatoes. chopped seasonings into a potalong with the tomato juice.
I Tbsp. chopped parsley
..tsp. salt lose tightly and simnmergentlv for 30minute!.
dash of saffron & dash ,~ -fiii ,iii .ni
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[Algerian Shorba
Soup is traditionally the first course int an Algerian me(a. This soup is made with chicken, but ,ou can
also use lamb or beef.
I '/lbs chicken, cubed Put meat, onion, zucchini, potato, celery, carrot.
1 yellow onion, grated salt. Chico Btlack Pepper cinnamon, paprika.
'/Izucchini. grated tomato paste, oil, chick-peas (if using dried kind)
'' small potato, grated and ", cup or'water in a large pot.
/ Aribcelery, halved
I carrot, halved Cover and saute over low heat for 20 minutes.
1/4 cup dried chick-peas, soaked overnight in Add the rest of the water, bring to a boil and
water and drained OR canned chick-peas simmer for 45 minutes.
2 tsp. Salt & 1/2 tsp. Chico Black Pepper i
* Vtsp. Cinnamon & 1 tbsp. Paprika Add Champion Pasta Shells and chickpeas (if
2 tbsp. tomato paste using canned).
I tbsp. olive oil
8 cups of water Cook ibr minutes. Addpatrsleyand mint.
,." cup Chhatmpion Pasta Shells ,
I tbsp. chopped parsley Ser\e with lemon slices..
I tsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
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PATNA, India Bollywood
megastar Aishwarya Rai has
been summoned to explain an
"obscene" kissing scene, In-
dian officials said Saturday,
just days after a similar row
engulfed Hollywood's Rich-
ard Gere.
Rai, who recently married
into the Indian film industry's
most famous family was or-
dered to appear before a district
court over a scene in which she
is kissed lightly on the cheek.

Her "Dhoom-II" co-star
Hrithik Roshan.and the owners
of a cinema which screened the
action film have also been sum-
moned to Muzaffarpur court in
the eastern state of Bihar on
May 30.
"The court also sent notices
to the Bihar government for al-
lowing screening of the film de-
spite its 'obscene' content," a
court official said.
He said the judge handed out
the orders after a lawyer argued

the film "offended public sen-
The 33-year-old Rai, who
was crowned Miss World in
1994 and married Bollywood
heart-throb Abhishek Bachchan
last week, has not responded to
the court order, government of-
ficials said in the state capital
The summons came after
a district court in another
state issued arrest warrants
for Gere and Indian actress

HRITHIK ROSHAN and Aishwarya Rai in a scene from Dhoom 2.

Actor David Hasselhoff has said footage leaked on TV and the
internet in which he appears drunk shows him relapsing from
treatment as an "alcoholic".
In the film made by his daughters, an apparently inebriated
Hasselhoff is lying on the floor, clumsily-eating a hamburger and
slurring his words.
One of his daughters can be heard asking him why he gets drunk,
to which he replies that he is "lonely".
In a statement, Hasselhoff has
said he is now back on track with --- .
his recovery.
"I am a recovering alcoholic," he
"Unfortunately, one evening I
did have a brief relapse, but part of
recovery is relapse."
The tape's existence was first "- -
reported on Thursday by US TV %'..
tabloid shows The Insider, Enter-
tainment Tonight and Extra. F
Clips were quickly posted on their
The star said in the statement -
that he had asked to be filmed so he
could watch hinjmelf back. However D

Shilpa Shetty, whom he
kissed enthusiastically at an
HIV/ AIDS awareness show
this month in New Delhi.
The incident triggered a
public storm in India, known
for its chaste public
behaviour despite
Bollywood's sexually sugges-
tive song-and-dance routines.
Radical Hindus burned effi-
gies of the 57-year-old Gere in
India's entertainment hub-
Mumbai and organised street
rallies in several cities.
The 31-year-old Shetty -
winner of Britain's Celebrity
Big Brother reality show this
year appealed for calm after
the kissing incident.
Gere later offered a "sincere
apology" for any offence he
"What is most important to
me is that my intentions as an HIV/
AIDS advocate be made clear and
my friends in India understand it
has never been nor could it ever be,
my intention to offend you," he
said in a statement
"If that has happened, of
course it is easy for me to offer
a sincere apology," Gere said.
In both cases the celebrities
are accused of indulging in "ob-
scene acts" which carries a pen-
alty of three months imprison-
ment, a fine or both.
Public acts of endearment
are banned in India under
the British-era Obscenity
Act. (BollywoodWorld)

he insists it was never supposed to be made public.
The 54-year-old actor says the break up with his former wife,
Pamela Bach, after 16 years of marriage has not helped with his
'Positive relationship'
"I have been going through a painful divorce and I have recently
been separated from my children due to my work, I have been suc-
cessfully dealing with my issue."
"Because of my honest and positive relationship with
my daughters, who were concerned for my well-being,
there was a tape made that night to show me what I was
like," he said.
The former Baywatch star, who is currently appearing in a Las
Vegas stage version of The Producers is warned on the tape that he
could lose his job for getting in a state.
"Dad, you need to promise me you're not
gonna get alcohol tonight, OK? A doctor's com-
ing over here in the morning to check your al-
cohol level and if there's any alcohol in your
system you're gonna be fired from the show."
.The girl also asks him why he continues to
"Cause I'm lonely. I have trouble in my
life," he says.
Last year it was reported that the actor
had been banned from boarding a flight
*- from the UK as he was drunk.
,W1-: That was later denied by his publicist, who
claimed he had chosen not to get on the plane
.as he was not well.
In addition to Taylor-Ann, the couple
3AVID HASSELHOFF have a 14-year-old daughter, Hayley Amber.

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