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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of 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: 2/5/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
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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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Internet auction site e-bay, where the soul of the
whale that died two weeks ago after swimming up the
River Thames is being offered, has said it can't sell things
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he handed his soul to me. He asked me to sell it, so I could invest
the money raised in other bottlenosed whales," said the seller from
Minneapolis, giving the whale the wrong gender.
It is not the first item of whale-related memorabilia to go up
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The watering can used to keep the female whale wet as rescu-
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HIGHLIGHTS OF AID PROGRAMME
* 965 scholarships for next five years: 715 in medicine with 315
going in 2006 and 100 annually each for next four years
* A faculty of medicine to be created for Guyanese students in
Cuba
* 250 scholarships for agriculture science and engineering
* Port Mourant Hospital to be converted into a new state-of the-
art ophthalmology centre to be equipped and staffed by the
Cuban Government
* Guyana Government will purchase for US$1.2m four 'compre-
hensive diagnosis and treatment centres' with the Cuban
Government providing 27 medical personnel for each centre
* 20 doctors from Cuba immediately to be deployed in locations
without doctors
* Instructors for the local nursing programme to increase
complement of nurses by 2,000. More medexes to be trained
* GUYSUCO to retain sugar industry specialists


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By Chamanlall Naipaul

CUBA is setting up a state of
the art eye care centre in
Guyana under a massive aid
programme for the local
health sector, President


Bharrat Jagdeo announced
here yesterday.
The ophthalmology centre
will be at Port Mourant, Berbice,
and will be staffed with Cuban
specialists, Mr Jagdeo said at a
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State House residence.
He returned home Friday
night from an official visit to
Cuba where he met President
Fidel Castro and ministers of
the Cuban government.
He told reporters that the
Port Mourant Hospital will be
refurbished to accommodate the
modern ophthalmology centre
which will be furnished by the
Cuban government and manned
by Cuban specialist doctors and
technicians.
During his discussions in
Cuba, President Jagdeo said he
was assured by Cuban officials
that the centre will always be
equipped with the best and most
modern technology.
He explained that the tradi-
tional services being provided by
the Port Mourant Hospital will
be preserved in addition to the
ophthalmology centre which
will carry out eye surgery free
of charge for both local patients
and those from neighboring
countries.
Specialists from Cuba are to
arrive here in a matter of weeks.
the President said, to begin
preparations for the establish-
ment of the modern medical fa-
cility.
Asked whether this devel-
opment would not make the
west uncomfortable, the
President replied he would not
be able to say. He added that
he does not make decisions
based on who would be com-
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TREMENDOUS BOOST
The centre will be a tre-
mendous boost for Guyana as
it would enable many more
Guyanese to access eye surgery
and at the same time avoid them
having to travel abroad, which
costs huge sums of money, Mr
Jagdeo observed.
He said the Cuban special-
ists will be stationed for a pe-
riod of five years and their sala-
ries will be paid by the Cuban
Government, while the Govern-
ment of Guyana will provide a
stipend and accommodation.
While in Cuba also, the
President said he met some of
the Guyanese there for eye sur-
gery and they all told him how
impressed they are with, not
only the medical treatment, but
the accommodation and post-
surgery care as well.
President Jagdeo expressed
gratitude to the Cuban Govern-
ment and people for the gener-
ous assistance they are render
ing to Guyanese in the field of
medicine.
Apart from the ophthal-
mology centre, he announced
that out of the visit Guyana has
been requested to set aside
US$1.2M to acquire equipment
for the establishment of four di-
agnostic and trei iit centres
across the couoiiry by the Cu-
ban Government.
It is highly likely that the
equipment will be acquired from


Cuba at cost price, the Presi-
dent indicated, as the Cubans
have vast experience in the large
scale procurement of medical
equipment.
These centres, he said, will
each boast a clinical laboratory,
an intensive care, X-ray, surgi-
cal and ultra-sound units and
will be manned by a team of 27
specialist doctors and techni-
cians whose salaries will also be
paid by the Cuban Government
and they will serve for a period
of five years.
This will impact heavily on
medical care in Guyana as
people will not have to travel
to Georgetown to access such
medical facilities which will be
operating on a 24-hour basis.
he said.
The exact locations of
these centres have not been
finaliscd but the intention is to
have 'emn attached to the re-
gional hospitals and in densely
populated areas to ease the
pressure on the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation,
the President explained.
Efforts are under way also
to launch a cardiac centre here
next month, he noted.
In addition, another batch
of 20 Cuban doctors will arrive
here shortly to further boost
medical services in outlying
communities where there are
shortages of doctors.
Among the communities to
benefit from the services of the
batch of Cuban doctors are


Moruka, Port Kaituma, some on
the Essequibo coast,
Paramakatoi, Upper Mazaruni,
Black Bush Polder, Skeldon and
Nabaclis.
The President said these
communities will benefit from
the services of the doctors on a
permanent basis as they will be
stationed in these districts.

SPECIAL FACULTY
Cuba has also agreed, he said,
to train an additional 715
Guyanese in medicine and the
first batch of 300 will leave for
Cuba later this year. Thereafter.
others will leave in batches of
100 a year.
This is in addition to the 300
Guyanese who are already
studying in Cuba. 70 of whom
are pursuing studies in medicine.
However, the President said
a special faculty of medicine will
be established for the new batch
of students, unlike the previous
arrangeme:. where Guyanese
students have been scattered
across various parts of Cuba.
The President noted that the
long term plan is that the
Guyanese medical students will
replace the Cubans on their re-
turn to Guyana, as they are all
on a contract to serve the gov-
ernment for a minimum of five
years.
The Cuban authorities are
also examining the possibility of
providing instructors to train
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nurses here to ease the cur-
rent shortage of nurses, Mr
Jagdeo said, noting that Guyana
needs an additional 2,000 over
the next five years.
Scholarships in the field
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By Chamanlall Naipaul
FOREIGN Minister, Dr Rudy
Insanally has emphasised that
external diplomacy is essen-
tial for mobilising interna-
tional support for local poli-
cies and programmes, reject-
ing the contention that it is a
net consumer of resources.
During the 2006 budget de-
bate in the National Assembly
on Friday, he noted that by its
very nature diplomacy is dis-
creet, but it helps to win friends
and influence policies that are
helpful to development.
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sumer of resources, it is, to the
contrary, an invaluable instru-
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the allocations for expenditure,
particularly our contributions to
the work of international
organizations is thus without
any doubt, a modest yet worth-
while investment."
He recalled that during last
year's budget debate, he had in-
dicated that his ministry will
embark on formulating a five-
year strategic plan and informed
the House that it has been com-
pleted.
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cartoon furor grows


By Rasha Elass

DAMASCUS (Reuters) Furi-
ous Syrians set fire to the
Daiish and Norwegian em-
bassies yesterday as protests
over cartoons of the Prophet
Mohammad showed no signs
of abating despite calls for
calm.
Oil giant Iran, already em-
broiled in a dispute with the
West over its nuclear
programme, said it was review-
ing trade ties with countries
that have published such carica-
tures.
Chanting "God is Greatest",
thousands of protesters
stormed the Danish embassy,
burned the Danish flag and re-
placed it with a flag reading
"No God but Allah,
Mohammad is His Prophet."
They set fires which badly dam-
aged the building before being
put out.
No one was hurt as the em-
bassy was closed at the time.
Demonstrators also set the
Norwegian embassy ablaze. It
was brought under control by
firefighters.
Police fired teargas to dis-
perse protesters there and also
used water hoses to hold back
others from storming the French
embassy. Scores of riot police
were also deployed to protect
the U.S. mission.
Denmark and Norway ad-
vised their citizens to leave
Syria.
Denmark is at the eye of the
storm as the cartoons that
Muslim demonstrators find of-
fensive, one of the Prophet
with a turban resembling a
bomb, first appeared in a Dan-
ish daily.
A small Norwegian Chris-
tian newspaper was one of the
first newspaper outside Den-
mark to publish the cartoons.
They have now appeared in pa-
pers in Bulgaria, Denmark,
France, Germany, Italy, Spain,
Switzerland, Hungary, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland.
Sweden, which shares its
Syrian embassy with Denmark
and Chile, was also dragged into
the Damascus protests. It sum-
moned the Syrian ambassador
in Stockholm in protest.
Sweden, Denmark and Nor-
way said the Syrian authorities
had not done enough to protect
their buildings in the capital.
There was no immediate
comment from Syrian officials.


IRAN TRADE THREAT
The row has already had an
economic impact with Arab
countries boycotting Danish
goods, but in a new twist yes-
terday, Iran said it had formed
a committee to review trade ties
with countries that published
cartoons deemed to insult the
Prophet.
"A committee has been
formed to review trade ties," a
spokesman for the presidential
office said.
From Afghanistan to
Lahore, demonstrators rallied
yesterday to condemn the
cartoons in what has devel-
oped into a face-off between
press freedom and religious
respect.
Newspapers have insisted
on their right to print the car-
toons, citing freedom of speech.
But Muslims find depicting
the Prophet Mohammad offen-
sive.
European leaders have
called for calm, expressing deep
concern about the furor that has
become a lightning rod for anti-
European sentiment in the Is-
lamic world.
A black wreath was laid at
the Danish embassy in Ankara.
About 1,500 people were out-
side the Danish embassy in
London.
About 100 people pro-
tested in the northern Afghan


city of Kunduz with some
shouting "Death to Denmark,"
a resident said.
Around 500 students of Is-
lamic seminaries or madrasas
protested in the eastern Paki-
stani city of Lahore, chanting
"Down with Denmark" and
"Hang the culprits."
Dozens of Palestinian
youths tried to storm the office
of the European Union in Gaza
and pledged to give their "blood
to redeem the Prophet."

PUBLICATION BARRED,
EDITOR ARRESTED
In South Africa, a court
granted a request by a Muslim
group to bar publication of the
cartoons.
Jordan's state prosecutor
arrested the editor of a tabloid
weekly which had published the
cartoons. He had already been
sacked by publishers of his
Shihan weekly for reprinting the
turban-bomb cartoon as part of
an article headlined "An Islamic
Intifada (Uprising) against the
Danish insult to Islam."
Despite the number of Eu-
ropean newspapers which had
used the images, European Jus-
tice Commissioner Franco
Frattini told La Repubblica it
was not for the European Union
to apologise.
"No, it's not Europe's duty,
nor do 1 think it is the duty of


(Danish) Prime Minister
Rasmussen. We don't have the
power to apologise in the name
of the press. That would be vio-
lating the basis of freedom of the
press," he said.
Foreign Minister Abdullah
Gul of Muslim but secular Tur-
key, a European Union candi-
date country, called for calm and
for mutual respect between
Muslims and non-Muslims.
And a prominent British
Muslim expressed outrage at
placards carried at a rally out-
side the Danish embassy on Fri-
day saying "Europe your 9/11
will come."
"I've been calling scores of
Muslim groups around the coun-
try today to talk about this,"
Asghar Bukhari of Britain's
Muslim Public Affairs Commit-
tee said. "Every single one of
us is outraged by this bunch of
thugs."
In Denmark, a network of
moderate Muslims established
yesterday condemned the at-
tack on the Danish embassy and
urged restraint.
"It is terrible. This is no
longer about the cartoons,
the situation is out of con-
trol. I cannot take enough ex-
ception to it," said Syrian-
born Naser Khader, the first
immigrant member of the
Danish parliament, who ini-
tiated the group.


Red Sea ferry


survivors say


captain fled
By Tom Perry

SAFAGA (Reuters) Survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster
said yesterday the Egyptian captain had fled his burning
ship by lifeboat and abandoned them to their fate, as hopes
faded of finding some 800 missing people.
Some passengers, plucked alive from the sea or from boats
after the ferry caught fire and sank early on Friday, said crew
members had told them not to worry about the blaze below
deck and even ordered them to take off lifejackets.
An official at el-Salam Maritime Transport Company, which
owned the Al Salam 98, said the captain, named as Sayyed
Omar, was still unaccounted for. The company will issue a writ-
ten statement on the disaster later yesterday, he added.
Rescue workers have recovered 195 bodies from the Red
Sea and saved 400 people, but about 800 more, most of them
Egyptian workers returning from Saudi Arabia, are missing.
The director of the Red Sea Ports Authority, Major-Gen-
eral Mahfouz Taha, said 378 survivors had come ashore on the
Egyptian side. The Saudi authorities said they had picked up
22.
Survivors said a fire broke out below deck shortly after the
35-year-old vessel left the Saudi port of Duba on Thursday
evening with 1,272 passengers and a crew of about 100.
The ship began to list but the crew continued to sail out
into the Red Sea rather than turn back to the Saudi port, they
told reporters in the Egyptian port of Safaga, where the ferry
should have landed early on Friday.
Egyptian survivor Shahata Ali said the passengers had told
the captain about the fire but he told them not to worry.
"We were wearing lifejackets but they told us there was
nothing wrong, told us to take them off and they took away
the lifejackets. Then the boat started to sink and the captain
took a boat and left," he added, speaking to Reuters Television.
"The captain was the first to leave and we were surprised to
see the boat sinking," added Khaled Hassan, another survivor.
Other survivors told similar stories.
"There was a fire but the crew stopped the people from
putting on lifejackets so that it wouldn't cause a panic," said
Abdel RaoufAbdel Nabi.
"There was a blaze down below," said Nader Galal Abdel
Shafi, another arrival on the same rescue boat. "The crew said
'Don't worry, we will put it out.' When things got really bad
the crew just went off in the lifeboats and left us on board."

FIRE BROKE OUT ON VEHICLE
Shirin Hassan, the head of the maritime section of the Egyp-
tian Ministry of Transport, told state television the fire seemed
to have broken out on a vehicle on the lower car deck.
The crew thought they had put it out but it flared up again,
he said, citing a preliminary analysis.
It was not immediately clear why coastguards did not ap-
pear to have received any distress signal from the ferry.
State news agency MENA reported Hassan saying another
ship, the Saint Catherine, established contact with the ferry's
second officer who was in a lifeboat after the ship sank. Hassan
said military rescue teams were alerted immediately afterwards.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has ordered an im-
mediate investigation into the disaster, visited some of the in-
jured in a hospital in the port of Hurghada yesterday.
Mubarak ordered the government to pay 30,000 Egyptian
pounds ($5,200) in compensation to each of the families of the
dead and 15,000 pounds to each of the survivors, MENA said.
In Safaga, riot police fired four tear gas canisters at angry
relatives of the passengers after some in the crowd had thrown
stones at the police holding them back at the gate to the port,
witnesses said.
An official read out a partial list of the names of survivors
to the assembled relatives.
Fathi Kamel cried out: "Allahu Akbar (God is Most Great)"
when he heard that his nephew was among the survivors.
Others broke down in tears when the reading ended
and they had not heard the names they were waiting for.


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U.N. troops step up patrols ahead of Haiti election


By Kieran Murray
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti,
(Reuters) U.N. peacekeep-
ing soldiers and police
stepped up patrols in the Hai-
tian capital yesterday to ward
off violence during the Car-
ibbean nation's first election
since Jean-Bertrand Aristide
was ousted two years ago.
A U.N. official said they
planned an "exercise" to ensure
the oft-delayed presidential and
legislative election, now set for
Tuesday, happened in a "safe
and secure manner."
"People will see a lot of sol-
diers and a lot of police around to
make sure people know the elec-
tion is going to go smoothly," said
David Wimhurst, a spokesman for
the U.N. mission in Haiti.
A white U.N. armoured
personnel carrier with a half
dozen blue-helmeted soldiers
cruised a main road near the
Port-au-Prince airport and
troops pulled over passenger
buses and searched occupants.


"It's a dangerous city and a
dangerous time. People are ner-
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with the U.N. force near the air-
port. "We are nervous."
Haiti was tense three days
ahead of the vote, aimed at set-
ting the poorest nation in the
Americas back on a. democratic
track after Aristide, a champion
of the poor who was accused of
despotism and corruption, was
chased into exile by a bloody re-
bellion in February 2004.
Two leading candidates for
president, businessman Charles
Baker and former President
Leslie Manigat, had major street
rallies planned for yesterday in
Port-au-Prince as campaigning
entered its final hours. The gov-
ernment decreed electioneering
should end by tonight. .
Presidential front-runner Rene
Preval, a former Aristide ally who
is opposed by Haiti's business elite,
called off a major rally in front of
the National Palace yesterday be-
cause of threats of an attack against
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By RICKEY SINGH


Questions on


Waddeil's death

THE SHOCKING execution-style killing last
Monday night by unknown gunmen of controversial
television 'talk show' host, Ronald Waddell, leaves a
number of unanswered questions.
First, who, or what organisation/group - political,
cultural or otherwise -- could possibly benefit from
such a heinous, cowardly act?
Certainly hot the Guyana Government; not ANY of
the political parties large or small. Nor, for that
matter, any section of our diverse ethnic communities.
So, who killed Waddell, and why?
It would be strange to discover that it had
anything to do with his militant, controversial stands,
via local television, in relation to racial/political
divisions in this country.
After all, there are other so-called "TV
personalities" in what remains Guyana's version of
"wild west" media, who are yet to exercise the
necessary restraint in a volatile social/political climate.
The best known victim of political assassination
in this country was, and remains, the legendary Walter
Rodney. Some 25 years later, not one of the suspected
intellectual authors and actual enforcers of that
horrendous criminal act has been placed before a
court of law for murdering such an outstanding, unique
son of this nation.


Today, five days after Waddell's death,
speculations are rife about the real motive behind his
brutal murder. In the vicious atmosphere of rumours
and spreading of racial/political poison, there will
continue to be endless finger-pointing as to who may
be involved and why.
There have never been any serious doubts as to
who were behind the assassination of Walter Rodney
- and why. He was certainly NEVER involved in either
"gang warfare" or "drug-trafficking".
To him, appropriately, belongs Robert Marley's
memorable "Redemption" song, and more. Walter is
Guyana's truly outstanding post-independence martyr.
Now, as decent-minded people in this nation join
Waddell's loved ones and friends in mourning his
death, the act of assassination remains a matter for
the police to resolve. Not any politician or party; not
any self-serving group, seeking to play police.
It is sensible, and most desirable that, as
President Bharrat Jagdeo, Dr. Roger Luncheon,
Anglican Bishop Randolph George and the group of
foreign diplomats in Guyana have urged the police
be left totally unhindered to thoroughly conduct their
investigations.
I never knew Waddell personally, and what I came
to know of him had much to do with his highly
controversial views as a TV host and political activist.
Now that he has been murdered, and his body
cremated yesterday, I am learning that he was also a
"journalist". It is news to know that he was indeed so
recognized in life.
More importantly, the sentiments separately
expressed by Bishop George and the group of foreign
diplomats need to be fully embraced. Bishop George's
plea bears repetition:
"I call on our political leaders, our politicians,
media practitioners, all in position of influence in our
society to resist the temptation to see this incident as
ammunition to be used against those with whom they
may differ in any way. A dastardly act has been


committed on a brother. Let us do nothing to impede
the forces of justice in finding and punishing the guilty
ones..."
In their own commendabie joint statement, ths
resident top difiornats of the United States of
America, Britain, Canada and the European Union, not
only expressed their opposition to violence and
reaffirmed shared commitment to a peaceful political
process.
Speaking against the backdrop of Waddell's
killing, they also warned: "Violence and the resulting
culture of fear undermine the stable functioning of
society, eroding everything from democratic
development to the investment climate to civic life.."
In asking questions about Waddell's murder, and
in sympathising with his survivors, I think it is also
quite compelling for all Guyanese across ethnic,
religious and political boundaries, to remember the
many other sons and daughters whose lives have
been wasted in various criminal acts, within recent
years including armed robberies; kidnapping and
revenge gang-killings in our troubled village
communities.




CHRONICLE
Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Sunday Editor: Nlichele Nurse
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Lama Avenue. Bel Air Park. Georgetoun. Guyana.


HAITI old fears, elusive dream

recent surprised bilateral meeting
in Port-of-Spain of Prime
CARICOM 'S watch for Tuesday's elections minister Patrick Manning and
interim Haitian Prime Minister


REPRESENTATIVES of the
Caribbean Community's
component on an
International Monitoring
Mission for Haiti's
presidential and
parliamentary elections on
Tuesday, were due to depart
yesterday for the Haitian
capital, Port-au-Prince.
Danville Walker, the
respected director of elections
in Jamaica, must undoubtedly
share the concerns of his
colleagues on the monitoring
mission of which he is vice-
chairman about the security
environment in view of
continuing reports of
likely violence and disruption
of the electoral process.
T h o u g h
a comparatively small segment
- possibly no more than half
dozen of the monitoring team,
which is headed by Canadian
Jean-Pierre
Kingsley, CARICOM's
participation is quite consistent
with its commitment for a
return to constitutional
government, ever since the
ousting from power on
February 29, 2004 of President
Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Walker has been
CARICOM's point man in
assessing, over recent
months, elections-readiness
arrangements by Haiti's
Provisional Electoral Council,
making good use, in the
process, of his own recognized
skills and experiences in the
conduct of elections in Jamaica.
After three
postponements and now
lingering fears that pro and anti-
Aristide forces would be
involved in violent
confrontations, largely due to
poor voting arrangements and
electoral fraud. CARICOM has
already signalled that Haiti's
return to the Councils of the


Community depends on creation
of a legitimate government, based
on free and fair elections.
That clear warning was
firmly stated just a few days ago
in Kingston by the Prime
Minister of St. Lucia, Kenny
Anthony, who has lead
responsibility among


FORMER PRESIDENT
JEAN BERTRAND
ARISTIDE
CARICOM leaders for
Governance and Justice.
CARICOM may be the
world's smallest economic
integration movement in the
global economy, but it has
distinguished itself by insisting
on democratic governance based
on independently supervised
free and fair elections.
That much was made
pellucidly clear to ex-President
Rene Preval when Haiti gained
provisional access as the
Community's newest (also
poorest and most populated)
member state on July 4, 1997 at
a CARICOM Summit hosted
by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson.

GUYANA AS REFERENCE

The biggest and longest
victim of electoral fraud within
the 32-year-old Caribbean
Community would undoubtedly
be today's governing People's
Progressive Party in Guyana.
It was forced into the
wilderness of opposition politics


by institutionalized electoral
fraud from 1968 until its return
to power at the October 1992
elections for which the Carter
Centre had played a most valuable
role.
Ironically, by 1997, when
Janet Jagan, widow of President
Cheddi Jagan emerged with an
even more decisive electoral
victory than her husband had
secured in 1992, politically-
instigated violence, arson
and widespread lawlessness, led
to CARICOM's mediation at the
invitation of the government in
Georgetown.
Guyana was to remain a
reference point for reminding
CARICOM of the dangers in
being silent as it
was for far too
long in
condemning
electoral fraud
under the then f
governing
administrations of
Forbes Burnham,
and later, Desmond
Hoyte.
CARICOM has
since emerged as a
regular monitor of
elections across
the Community and, guided by
its 'Charter of Civil Society',
proudly upholds electoral
democracy as a mantra in regional
governance politics
Interestingly enough, the
Haitian politician who had signed
for his country's accession to
CARICOM membership and is
viewed as the front-runner among
some 33 other presidential
candidates for Tuesday's
elections is Rene Preval, former
ally of Aristide and quite familiar
with the emphasis the
Community places on
democratic governance.
If he is successful, either
on Tuesday. or in what is widely
expected to be a presidential run-


off next month, Preval would
be in no doubt of what's
expected of him to renew and
maintain good relations.
But that may be easier
said than experienced, given the
fundamental differences in
political culture and the habit
of a governing political
directorate in Port-au-Prince
becoming entangled with
corrupt forces, whose interests
mock the tragic depths of
poverty and illiteracy of
the Haitian masses.

FOCUS IN PORT-OF-
SPAIN

This week, while initial


results of Tuesday's elections
are being disclosed,
CARICOM Heads of
Government would be engaged
at a two-day meeting in Port-
of-Spain, starting on Thursday,
in considering the
Community's relations with a
new constitutional government
in Haiti

FOCUS IN PORT-OF-
SPAIN

Their meeting comes
11 days after the ceremonial
inauguration at Mona of the
single market component of
the emerging CARICOM
Single Market and Economy
(CSME). It also follows the


EX-PRESIDENT RENE
PREVAIL
Gerard Latortue.
Latortue's January 25
encounter with Manning, current


chairman-ofthe Community and
host for Thursday's Inter-
Sessional Meeting, was his first,
and seemingly the last, with a
CARICOM Head of
Government.
The rule of thumb has
been, since-the ousting of the
Aristide presidency, that there
must not be any "collective
engagement" between
CARICOM and the United
States-created interim regime in
Port-au-Prince, until a legitimate.
constitutional government is in
place.
Making this
happen with Tuesday's
elections, is the enormous
challenge of the Haitian people,
victims of poor governance by
1


successive governments -
military and civilian for as
long as they care to remember
Prior to and after the formal
end of the 'Duvalierist' era.
Even as members of
the International Elections
Monitoring Mission were
preparing to leave for Haiti
yesterday, a Reuters news
agency report out of Port-au-
Prince was indicating that the
fears among candidates and
eligible voters were tha!
Tuesday's elections could well
prove "the most poorly
organised" in the brief
democratic history of that
Caribbean nation.
According to Haitian
human rights officials, with
whom I have been in contact
there are good reasons to thin
that a significant level, no le,
than 25 per cent, of an estimate
3.5 million voters, 93 per cer
armed with ID cards, could b
disenfranchised apar
from others too frustrated an(
disenchanted to bother to queue
up in very uncomfortable
conditions to cast their ballots.
A major problem is the
long distance, between five and
seven miles in some cases,
that voters would have to walk
in order to cast their
ballots, due to controversially
located voting centres.
Significantly, their
placements happen to be
outside of the urban slum
communities and scattered far-
flung depressed rural areas
known to be among traditional
bases of popular support foi
Aristide's Lavalas party.
Preval, for one, is
hoping to gain support from'
voters in such rural and urban
communities, by exploiting his
former links with the deposed
Haitian President currently
living in exile with his family
in South Africa.
Question is how many
will do the long walk to
queue up, amid the
anticipated confusion and
feared violence, to cast their
ballots with hopes for the
promised better governance
and peace that continue to
be an elusive dream.


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SUNDAY CHRONICL- February-5, 2006






..L STRESSED


* jS r fKa


I AM stressed out.
You think you got stress?
Wait till you hear my woes.
I was heading into work
yesterday morning and a pigeon
dumped its dung on my head.
That's right the pigeon flew
over everybody else around and
chose to let loose its faeces on
my head.
I don't know what made
that pigeon mad at me, but it
picked me not long after I had
just shampooed my hair and had
a shower to lend me some of its
bird dung gel. I don't use hair gel
but that bird felt I needed some
of its custom-made brand to
plaster my hair.
One second earlier or one
second later, the pigeon shit
would have missed my head, but
the bird found its mark, and it
was me.
Talk about stress.
Some people feel they have
got so much stress that they
want the world to know about
it and proceed to burden others
with it. They even take a day
off from work to shed stress.
Others block main highways
with other people's heavy duty
excavators and old vehicles and
jump and shout as a form of
stress relief.
So I am shedding stress by
sharing some of mine with you.
I like to sleep late because
I go to sleep late and I am so
stressed out because the sun


won't let me get my best sleep.
At this time of year, the sun
chooses to wake me just as I
am getting into some sweet,
sweet sleep by peeking through
a crack in the wall of my room
right into my eyes.
I tried blocking the crack
with old newspaper but the sun
somehow finds other cracks to
creak into my eyes and I am
wide awake when I want to be
deep in sleep.
You think you got stress?
There's a pack of dogs in
the yard where I live and they
just love to decorate the place
with their dung. I get home at
nights and guess who's got to
navigate through a minefield of
dug ca ca a lot? That's right,
me. I think that's the dogs' way
of showing their deep affection
for me and I am now an expert
in dodging puddles of dog dung
at night.
You think you got stress?
There's a nice young lady I
know and I try to say nice things
to her; you know what I mean?
Guess what? She doesn't
take me on. She looks at this dog
ca ca dodging expert as if I am a
big lump of dog ca ca. And that
makes me feel like dog ca ca.
Please, don't tell me about
stress.


I polished my shoes last
week and put them out to catch
some of the sunlight and went
for a nap away from the sun.
You know what? The sun
also went for a nap, the rains
came and my nicely polished
shoes got wet and lost the
shine I was fervently praying
for.
Talk about stress.
Ever tried getting someone
urgently in an emergency on a
cell phone? Ever heard that grat-
ing 'We're sorry, the number
you have dialled is not within
the service area, or it has been
turned off' recording? And you
press redial, and redial manually,
then press redial, and redial
manually again and get the same
recording?
Well, I have to do it often
from where I sit at work and I
have got big stress.
I was thinking about asking
the company to invest in some
carrier pigeons to be trained to
take urgent messages to report-
ers and photographers out in
the field to replace GT&T's cell
phone service, but yesterday's
close encounter of the worst
kind with that pigeon gave me
a change of heart.
Not satisfied with inter-
rupting my deep morning slum-


I xernldpomay ruia


will be on implementing it to
ensure the efficient and effective
performance of its policy and
operational functions in further-
ing the interests of the govern-
ment and people of Guyana by
transforming the country
through modernisation and part-
nership, he said.
Touching on border prob-
lems facing Guyana, he said the
primary goal is securing sover-
eignty and territorial integrity.
"Besieged as we are on two
sides to the east and west by
border problems, we must of
necessity give particular atten-
tion to our first goal the pro-
tection of sovereignty and ter-
ritorial integrity," Insanally ob-
served.
He said over the past year
there has been "a quiet truce" in
relations with Venezuela, the
leadership of which has publicly
admitted that its claim to
Guyana's territory has no legal
basis but is founded on obsolete
political perceptions.
Nevertheless, Guyana con-
tinues to be denied the right to
develop Essequibo as a result of
Venezuela's dissuasion of in-
vestment in the region.
"Under the good offices of
the UN Secretary General, we
are committed to explore the
possibilities of an amicable reso-
lution of the controversy. At
the same time, through patient
diplomacy, we have sought to
build on the support for our
cause which we have received
from CARICOM, the Common-
wealth and other friendly coun-
tries," Insanally informed the
House.


He also reported that
shortly it is expected that the
high level Commission which
was created by the two coun-
tries would be resuscitated with
the objective of promoting a cli-
mate of confidence and coopera-
tion.
As regards the border prob-
lem with Suriname, which is be-
fore the International Law of the
Sea Tribunal, the minister noted
that judgement is due by mid
next year once the parties have
submitted their replies, as
Guyana has submitted its me-
morial (body of arguments) and
Suriname its counter-memorial.
The award will enable
Guyana to explore and exploit
the resources that, are "right-
fully ours for the benefit of the
economy," he said.
In the meantime, he said as
neighbours and sister states of
CARICOM, the two countries
continue to cooperate with each
other in areas such as customs,
immigration and health.
He also said that in the con-


text of Guyana's maritime de-
limitation, it is advancing prepa-
rations for the submission to
the United Nations Commission
on the limits of the continental
shelf.
With respect to Brazil, re-
lations are moving apace as sev-
eral agreements for cooperation
in the fields of agriculture,
health, transport and trade have
been clinched, the minister re-
ported.
Of special significance in the
International Road Transport
Agreement to facilitate the
movement of goods and services
between the two countries, the
Foreign Minister informed the
House that the Takutu Bridge is
scheduled to be completed by
the.end of June this year.
He added that in order "to
give life to the concept of
Guyana as a gateway between
the Caribbean and South
America, we have also estab-
lished honorary consulates in
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
as well as in Lima, Peru."


ber, at this time of year, too, the
sun has gotten into the habit of
peering right into my eyes by
bouncing its rays off the shiny
roof of a house next to the
newspaper offices.
Its glare almost blinds me
for a while and I have to back
off from the computer until it
slips into sleep, to dream per-
haps about tickling me awake in
the morning.
You think you got stress?Z
I've got so much stress that
I take tablets to keep my blood
pressure down; and those tab-
lets make you pee a lot.
Guess what? The restrooms
where I work are a long way
from my office and I've got to
do a quick jog every time I've
got to go. My co-workers think
those little jogs are my form of
exercise and I manage to quickly
convert the grimace on my face
into a sort of a smile as I dash
by them in the corridor.
Ever tried smiling when
you're in a hurry to go and


someone wants to stop you for
a chat?
Talk about stress.
The air conditioner in mN
office is old and has grown ac-
customed to me, I think.
It likes to keep me company
and it chooses to do so not by a
nice comforting whirr. I am sure
it keeps a close watch on me,
and when I am deep into editing
some really hard to decipher
stuff a reporter tries to pass off
as a story, it goes into such loud
thumping that's it enough to
drive me crazy.
And then there are mosqui-
toes that somehow find their
way into the office at nights to
buzz and bite and keep me com-
pany.
And in the mornings, I find
little lumps of insect ca ca
strewn around the books and
documents in the office.
I pick up the phone to call
someone to complain and the
methylated spirit the Office As-
sistant uses to clean the hand in-


k~rument is till fresh. and clings
to the hand and ear, tarnishing
the morning freshness of the af-
ter-shave and cologne I delight
in.
You think you've got
stress?
I've got pigeons, dogs, mos-
quitoes, night insects and the
sun, among other things, to
think about and I just got a lot
more stress.
That nice young lady I
mentioned earlier just passed
by and she gave me such a
nasty look that I had to bend
my head.
And guess what? I sud-
denly found out where the dog
ca ca cologne smell was coming
from all morning on the sole
of one of my shiny new sneak-
ers.
I am taking a stress day
off.


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INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP Ill Operations. It is intended that such funds be
applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

.1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-
i) Rehabilitation of Anna Catherina Block'X' Residential Drainage- Region 3
ii) Rehabilitation of Sarah Johanna Road Region 4
iii) Rehabilitation of Zorg-en-Hoop Road Region 5
iv) Rehabilitation of Belvedere South Block'X' of 7 Residential Road Region 6
v) Construction of Cracana Multi-Purpose Building Region 9
vi) Extension of Santa CruZPrimary School Region 1

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street,Georgetown, Tel: 227-3554
(Contracts Department).
3. Bids from a Firm/Company must attach a copy of the business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents. (Page 3-3)
4. The cost of the Bidding Document for items i, ii & vi is G$5,000.00 each and items
ii, iii & iv is G$10,000.00 each. Payment can be made in cash or by Manager's
cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from 08:00h to 14:30h
on Friday.
5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid sum. The
Bid Boid/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour SIMAP
Agency from a Commercial Bank/ Financial House/Insurance Company using
the form supplied by SIMAR Personal cheques will not be accepted.
6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP AgencyTender Box, at
SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or before
14:00h on Thursday 24th February, 2006 at which time they will be opened in the
presence of the bidders/representatives.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SIMAP AGENCY


Gunmen hijack miner's car
THREE gunmen hijacked a car owned by a miner as he
was leaving a Georgetown nightspot Friday night.
Police said Chetram Ramrathan, of Independence Boulevard,
Georgetown, was attacked and robbed of his motor car by the
men on Durban Street. also in the city. at about 21:00 h.
S Police said the miner was at a night spot in Durban Street
and was about to leave in his brown AT 192 Toyota Carina,
PJJ 7358. when the men held him at gunpoint and forced him
into the back seat of the vehicle.
They took over the vehicle and drove to Durban
Backlands where Ramrathan was released and they drove
off with the ear, Police said.






8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE .February 5, 2006,


"Addicted to Oil"


By Gwynne Dyer

"AMERICA is addicted to oil,
which is often imported from
unstable parts of the world,"
said President George W.
Bush in his State of the Union
speech on Wednesday. And his
solution? He's going to cut
US oil imports from the
Middle East by 75 per cent,
and replace the missing oil
with ethanol made from
fermented plant waste:
"If...being dependent upon oil
is a problem for the long
term, why don't we figure out
how to drive our cars using a
different type of fuel?"
Not a word from Mr.
Bush about attacking the
demand side of the equation
by burning less oil (although
after the1973-74 oil embargo
the US managed to cut its oil
consumption by almost 30 per
cent strictly by energy
conservation). Not a word
about the consequences for
climate change of burning so
much oil, or about the
implications of soaring oil
demand in the emerging Asian


giants, China and India, for
prices and supply. Just a
promise to cut American oil
imports from the Middle
East by three-quarters by
2025.
As so often with
President Bush, it's hard to tell
whether he is trying to fool us,
or just fooling himself. Sixty per
cent of the oil that the United
States consumes is imported
(up from 53 per cent when
Bush came into office). Last
year, less than one-fifth of that
imported oil came from the
Middle East, so achieving
Bush's stated goal would only
bring the share of imported oil
in US consumption back to the
level of 2001. And much of it
would still come from "unstable
parts of the world."
Actually, Mr. Bush is
being unfair to the Middle East,
which is the most stable part of
the planet in terms of the
longevity of its regimes.
Perhaps he is afraid that
his vaunted democratic
revolutions will actually come
to pass, for free elections almost
anywhere in the region would


produce governments much more
hostile to the American presence
than the current regimes. (See
Hamas's recent victory in the
Palestinian occupied territories,
for example.) But he is also
barking up the wrong tree: the real
vulnerabilities of the US lie
elsewhere.
The three largest sources
of American oil imports are
Canada, Venezuela and Nigeria.
Canada is stable, but Venezuela is
definitely not, mainly because the
US keeps trying to destabilize
it. The Bush administration
loathes President Hugo Chavez for
his socialism and his closeness to
Fidel Castro, and has already been
implicated in one attempted coup
against him in 2002. If there were
to be another attempt, and Chavez
suspected American involvement,
an embargo on Venezuelan oil
exports to the United States would
be pretty much a certainty. As for
Nigeria....
"It must be clear that
the Nigerian government cannot
protect your-workers or assets,"
declared the Movement for the
Emancipation of the Niger Delta
(MEND) in an e-mail last month


to oil companies working in
the region. "Leave our land
while you can, or die in it. Our
aim is to totally destroy the
capacity of the Nigerian
government to export oil."
Since mid-December,
two major pipelines have been
blown up in the Niger Delta,
home to all of Nigeria's oil.


Nine people were killed in an
attack on the Italian oil
company Agip. Four
foreigners were kidnapped


from an offshore rig (and later
released, presumably on
payment of a large ransom). And
at least seventeen people died in
a motorboat raid on a Shell flow
station in the swamps around
Wari.
MEND is the latest
expression of the seething
dissatisfaction of the region's 20
million people with the fact that
all that oil has brought them so
little prosperity. In fact, all of
Nigeria's 129 million people
have a legitimate grievance, for
most of the $350 billion that the
country has earned from oil
exports in the past fifty years
has been stolen by a narrow
politico-military elite, but only
the people of the Delta live
amidst the pollution that the oil
causes, and only they can take
direct action.
Moreover, the protest
groups and the guerillas are often
tangled up with the criminal
gangs who siphon off oil from
the pipelines ("bunkering", as it
is known). The major foreign oil
companies operating in the
Delta (Royal Dutch Shell,
Chevron, ENI and Exxon) have
long turned a blind eye to the
bunkering in return for being
left alone to get on with their
operations, and the gangs
restricted their stealing to about


ten percent of Nigeria's oil. But
with the passage of time they
have got richer, more heavily
armed, and greedier.
The Nigerian
government seems helpless to
do anything about the security
situation in the Delta (as it is
about most things). The double
threat of political guerillas and
criminal gangs has got so severe
that Stakeholder Democracy
Network, an anti-corruption
group active in the area.
suggested in a report last month
that "Shell and (other) foreign
oil operators may have to go
offshore altogether by 2008 as
security and public order
deteriorate."
And who would then
buy the onshore oil facilities,
assuming that MEND had not
destroyed them? Probably
China, which is willing to
accept higher levels of risk
than strictly commercial
companies in order to have
secure long-term oil supplies.
If Mr. Bush insists on
treating oil as a supply rather
than a demand problem, he
should at least find the right
trees to bark up.
Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.


Chavez rallies supporters amid clash with U.S.


By Patrick Markey

CARACAS (Reuters)
Venezuela's President Hugo
Chavez rallied tens of
thousands of supporters in
Caracas yesterday as the
socialist leader squared off
with Washington in a
diplomatic spat over charges
of U.S. espionage.
In a sea of red banners and
flags, state oil workers, students
and public employees marked
the anniversary of a 1992 coup
Chavez led as a young soldier,
while his opponents marched to
protest against a leader they
accuse of authoritarian rule.
Ties between Washington


and oil producer Venezuela hit
a new low in the last week after
Chavez expelled a U.S. military
attache accused of spying and
the U.S. government responded
by ordering a Venezuelan
embassy official to leave.
The Venezuelan leader has
put himself at the center of
regional opposition to U.S.
President George W. Bush who
he calls "Mr Danger" while
Washington brands Chavez a
threat to regional stability and
criticizes his alliance with Cuba.
"There is no opposition
here; the only opposition is
Bush and his gang in
Washington. They are gang
members," Vice President Jose


Vicente Rangel said at the rally.
"The real modern-day Hitler is
George Bush. For me he is Adolf
Bush."
Marchers hoisted placards
praising Chavez's social
programmess for the poor and
bearing images of Argentine
revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che"
Guevara and Cuban President
Fidel Castro as the rally snaked
along a highway toward the
center of the capital.
Buses brought Chavez
supporters from outside the
capital and many wore red T-
shirts from government
ministries, regional governor
offices and state-run
programs.


The president was
expected to address supporters
later yesterday after returning
from a trip to Havana.
Flush with cash from high
crude prices, Chavez is
promoting socialist reforms at
home and aggressively
challenging U.S. free-market
proposals by allying himself
with his South American
neighbours, as well as Cuba
and Iran.
Since his 1998 election,
Chavez has clashed
repeatedly with the United
States. which he accuses of
trying to overthrow his
government and backing a
brief 2002 coup attempt that


he survived with the help of
loyal troops.
Critics accuse the
Venezuelan leader of eroding
democracy by controlling
institutions such as the courts
while Washington brands him a
negative force for teaming up
with Havana to spread his
revolutionary message through
South America.
In another part of Caracas,
several thousand opposition
supporters took to the streets
yesterday as they tried to rally
their ranks before presidential
elections in December.
"This march is motivated
by heart. The one Chavez has
organised is moved with money


and pressure and tricks,
anything to force people to vote
and go to a march," said
Antonio Ledezma, leader of the
small ABP party.
Chavez. whose
supporters refer to him
fondly as "El Comandante,"
was a young paratrooper
when he led the failed military
rebellion on February 4, 1992.
He served two years in prison
before rising to political
power on a promise to better
the lives of the impoverished
majority.
Since winning a 2004
referendum he has
consolidated his
government and vowed to
accelerate a raft of reforms
such as land redistribution
and tighter state control
over the country's oil and
mining sectors.


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the follow ing works for the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Peter's Hall. East Bank Demerara:

Construction of Pontoons DHB

Tender documents can be uplifted at the DHBC Office. Peter's Hall. East Bank Dcmerara.
following payment of a non-refundable sum of five thousand dollars ($5.000.00).

Tenderers must provide valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance
Compliance Certificates. Failure to do so will result in the automatic disqualification of the
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The National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.

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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

S2006/2007 CUBAN SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS TENABLE IN CUBA

I he G(overnment of Guyana in collaboration wx itt the Government of Cuba under the
Cuban Scholarship Programme is o'fcring a limited number of undergraduate scholarships
for the academic vear 202002007.

Applications are hercb\ invited from suitably qualified persons between the ages of
16-25 years iu'r consideration in the follo, wing i)rioilt\ fields of stud\" :

Agricultural Sciences
Medical Sciences
Engineering
Natural Sciences
I
SApplication forms along wxith a detailed fact sheet can be uplifted from the Permanent
SSeretary. Office of the President. Public Service Ministry. Training Division (Durban
SStreet) and all Regional Democratic Council Offices.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is March 31, 2006.

Applications should be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the President,
SNew Garden Street, Georgetown.

' .J. Webster
Permanent Secretary
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I page 8 & 25.p65







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FLOOD



FACTS (2)


IE first part of the Flood
,cts evoked a response
om an overseas-based
uyanese who pointed out
at in giving a background
flooding in Guyana I
nitted an important
ntributory factor.
Allow me to quote a
action of that e-mail: "Of
course you did mention that it
as because of the intense
ins in the backlands which is
e fact, but I feel that you
wouldd have elaborated a little
ore on the real reason The
inazon River. It is
mmertime now in the region
the Andes and due to global
arming 3 million tons of
residue) on a daily average are
:ing deposited at the mouth of
e Amazon. With the flowing
the Guyana current from
st to west brings with it the
uff that is now so heavily
led up at the mouth of all our
vers, thus causing severe
water logging in the rivers."

ROLE OF
GOVERNMENT

We all can remember the
tacks against President Bush
ir not responding quickly
hen Hurricane Katrina
imaged New Orleans. Also,
resident Mussahraff of
akistan was criticised for
oth in dealing with the
irthquake which ravaged an
tire province. But in
uyana, President Jagdeo and
s government are condemned
. the opposition for acting
omptly, taking a hands-on
iproach and paying
ntinuous attention to our
Jod situation.
The Head of the


Presidential Secretariat in
commenting on this criticism
stated: "The PPP/C
administration is adamant; the role
of the PPP/C political directorate
will always be people-based at
events such as natural disasters.
To reject this position is
unreasonable and unacceptable."
The President has declared that
he and his ministers will not sit

I -qp


on their hands or stay in their
offices while Guyanese are facing
difficulties.
Since incidents of
flooding were reported in
December 2005, President Jagdeo
and several members of the
Cabinet, along with technical
officials, including those from the
Civil Defence Commission,
visited the areas to assess and
offer assistance.
It is clear that wherever
and whenever there is a problem,
the government will respond even
if it means that the President and
his ministers will have to wade
through flood water or be in
shelters with the victims. This
has been the case for the past six
weeks when the current blood
situation surfaced. And will
continue to be a policy position.
But the presence of


these officials does not take
away from the technical work
of the respective experts and
agencies. The hands-on
approach allowed for
bureaucratic hurdles to be
cleared and quick policy
decision making. The model
used by Guyana in its disaster
response is being copied by
international agencies. In fact,
Pakistan used the same
approach when its President
was forced to dispatch three
government ministers to the
affected province to oversee the
humanitarian responses. There
was no objection from the Red
Crescent, the UN or foreign
governments which helped.


At the end of the day,
the only thing that matters is
what the people think,
especially the victims. They
have resoundingly welcomed the
direct involvement and
intervention of the Head of
State and his ministers. The
critics once again are certainly
out of sync with reality.

FUTURE
INTERVENTIONS

The reality is that Guyana
will be forever susceptible to
seasonal flooding either through
heavy rainfall or the annual
unusually high spring tides
which cause over-topping of the
river banks and damaged sea
defence structures.
The interventions of
the past several years have
only managed to contain the
extent of flooding and reverse
neglect of the country's
infrastructure. Local and foreign
experts have pronounced on


short, medium and long-term
solutions. Many of these have
been and are still being worked
on.
The government is
looking at another US$60M or
G$12 billion to carry out both
short and long-term impact
interventions on the country's
drainage system as part of a
massive Emergency Disaster
Mitigation and Prevention
Progranmme.
An international
appeal has been launched
following the declaration of
the hardest hit areas (Region
Five and parts of Region Two)
as disaster zones.
Some of the planned


works identified are:
the dredging of the four (4)
rivers, the Abary, Pomeroon,
Mahaica and Mahaicony
straighten the bends in the
rivers, particularly in the Abary
and Mahaicony rivers.
the placement of new
pumps at No. 28 village or
examine an offer to have the
abandoned pumps rehabilitated
the outfall at Land of
Canaan needed to be dredged to
maintain maximum outflow
while at Kofi; the banks would
be raised while Barama would
clear obstructions to water
flows at the outfalls
in Regions 1, 2 and 3, new
weeding boats will be provided
and semi-permanent
rehabilitation works on the
Region 2 Conservancy
encouraged .
in Region 6, four
excavators would be assigned to
remain in that area
Then, there is the US$40M
MMA phase two which has


been on the cards for decades
and for which the massive
resources needed will have to
be mobilised.
Further, the
responsiveness and capacity of
the local government bodies will
also have to be reviewed. Public
and private structures and
impediments to drainage will
have to be dealt with.
The impending
international assistance and local
resources will have to be re-
directed for these projects no
doubt limiting allocations and
readjusting national priorities.
Our experience must
also be seen in a global context.
According to a recent Reuters
newswire: "More frequent
floods and drought, blamed by
some scientists on global
warming, brought a near 20
percent rise in natural disasters
in 2005, researchers said. The
bad news was that rising
urbanisation, with people in
developing countries often
crowding into environmentally


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INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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INVITATION TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS WITHIN THE
POOR RURAL COMMUNITIES SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT (PRCSSP)
The "Poor Rural Communities Support Services Project" (PRCSSP) is a poverty
alleviation project being implemented in Regions 2 and 3 of Guyana. The Project
comprises four major components (Technical Service Supply, Community Investment
Fund, Credit and Drainage and Irrigation), which are implemented utilizing a demand-
driven approach involving the full participation of the beneficiary communities in
decision-making in project activities. The Project is funded by the Government of
Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

The Project is now seeking qualified and experienced personnel to fill the under
mentioned positions.

1. POSITION: ACCOUNTS CLERK (1)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Five (5) subjects CXC including Mathematics and
English.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Full primary education. Previous experience would be
an asset.
Interested applicants should submit their applications, including detailed
Curriculum Vitae to the Project Manager's Office, PRCSSP, Den Amstel, West Coas
Demerara to reach him no later than February 10, 2006.

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2/4/2006, 7:28 PM


PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS

MINISTRY OF LABOUR, HUMAN SERVICES AND SOCIAL SECURITY
The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security hereby invites suitably
qualified contracting firms/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for
pre-qualification, for works to be undertaken for 2006.

The works to be undertaken are as follows:

(a) Construction and rehabilitation of buildings and infrastructure.
(b) Electrical works.
(c) Installation and maintenance of air-condition units.
(d) Plumbing.

Interested contractors/tenderers are reminded that all "Expression of Interest"
must be accompanied by:

(a) Proof of financial resources to undertake works.
(b) List of equipment/ machinery.
(c) Valid NIS and GRA compliances.
(d) List of manpower/resources.
(e) Record of past perfonnance of works completed.

Pre-qualifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner of the envelope
"Pre-qualification Bid" and addressed to:

CHAIRMAN
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dangerous areas around big
cities, meant the risk of
disasters was growing, said
ISDR director Salvano Briceno.
"Countries and communities
need to understand their risks,
invest in resources and
prioritise their policies to
reduce their vulnerability to
natural disasters," he said.
In 2005, there were 360
natural disasters, ranging
from hurricane Katrina,
which killed 1,322 people in
New Orleans, to a measles
epidemic in Nigeria in which
more than 500 died.
Floods and droughts made up
237 of the total. Disasters
affected the lives of 157.5
million people meaning
they were killed, injured,
required immediate
assistance or evacuated up
from 150.4 million the year
before. "The increase (in
disasters) is mainly due to
the rising numbers of floods
and droughts that affect large
swathes of a population."


I







10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 5, 2006


Free movement of people and a larger fund


By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat who
publishes widely on
Small States in the global
community)
THE 13 operational
countries of the Caribbean
Community and Common
Market (CARICOM) should
agree to the completely free
movement of people from
Less Developed Countrie
(LDC's) to the More
Developed Countries
(MDC's) on a non-reciprocal
basis as the first step to
encouraging them into the
Caribbean Single Market
(CSM).
The Bahamas and Haiti are


excluded from this proposition.
There should also be
agreement that the seven LDC's
would be allocated at least 60
per cent of the resources of the
Regional Development Fund
(RDF) to implement structural
adjustment programmes. And,
theft fund itself should be larger
than is presently contemplated.
SSince it is unlikely that the
CARICOM countries alone can
contribute the resources that an
enlarged RDF would require,
contributions should be sought
from-outside countries and
regions.
S!Thus, CARICOM should
commit itself to placing on the
agenda of its negotiations with
th European Union (EU) for
Economic Partnership
Agreements (EPA's) the
proposition that the EU should
contribute to funding
adjustment in the LDC's


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- the price of the CSME


through the RDF.
After all, the loss of
preferential treatment for
bananas in the EU market has
materially hurt the economies of
St Lucia, St Vincent and the
Grenadines and Dominica. And,
the sugar industry of St Kitts -
already ailing fell to the EU
hatchet :that hacked the
preferential price paid for sughr.
Agreement from the EUi to
contribute to the fund for the
structural' adjustment of the
OECS countries should fihd
resonance in Canada, the United
States and Japan all threeI of
which ,njoy trade surpluses with
the OECS nations.
These two practical
measures of non-recipro al
freedom of movement of people
from the LDC's to the MDC's,
and the larger allocation of ithe
RDF's resources to the LDC's
would, undoubtedly, embolden
the countries of the Organisation
of Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS) to join the CSM on Jpne
30th without equivocation. i
A NECESSITY
There can be no doubt that
regional integration ifor
CARICOM countries is a
necessity.
In this connection, even if
the OECS countries do proceed
to establish an Economic Union
on June 18th, they will still be
weaker and less able to
manoeuvre in the international
community than if they were
part of the CSME.
By the same token, a CSME
of .13 countries is also stronger
than the group of six that kicked
it off on January 30th. The two
groups need each other. I
But, there are genuine
concerns ,among the OECS
countries, and they should be
addressed, particularly as the
issues are not insurmountable.


The primary concern of
the OECS, or LDC's, is not
about the movement of skilled
CARICOM nationals into their
countries. Both the
governments and the private
sectors in the OECS recognize
that they need skills if their
economies are to grow. They
also recognize that some of
their own skilled people will
move to other CARICOM
countries, and they will have to
be replaced.
Their bigger fear is that,
under the CSM, competition
from better resource
companies in larger
CARICOM countries will
close their local companies
creating unemployment and
social and political upheaval.
In their view, therefore,
dislocated labour particularly
unskilled should be able to
move to other countries.
If such dislocated labour
does move to other
CARICOM countries and
finds employment, then clearly
they will be satisfying a need
and contributing to that
country's economic well being.
Given that there is little
unemployment benefits in
CARICOM countries, labour
is very unlikely to move from
being unemployed in their own
homeland, where they at least
have the benefit of a family
network, to being unemployed
in another country where there
is no support at all.
Consequently, the
prospect of huge numbers of
unskilled labour from the
OECS swelling the ranks of the
unemployed in the rest of
CARICOM is most unlikely.

GREATEST BENEFICIARY

With regard to the RDF,
Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
and Barbados should


acknowledge that the benefits
of trade in goods under
CARICOM have flowed
primarily to them. In recent
years, a similar development
has taken place in financial
services especially.
Trinidad and Tobago has
been the greatest beneficiary
both in trade in goods and
services to the rest of


SIR RONALD SANDERS
i
CARICOM and, on i a
comparative basis, pore
particularly to the OECS.
Consequently, it is in Trinidad
and Tobago's self interest to be
generous in its contribution to
the RDF.
Of course, the Trinidad and
Tobago government would be
right in pointing to the
Venezuelan PetroCaribe facility
to which the OECS countries
have signed-up as a diminution
of its market within
CARICOM, and, therefore,
reason to be less supportive of
these countries.
That argument, of course,
speaks directly to the danger
that PetroCaribe poses to ahe
project of deeper integration
within CARICOM.
But, Trinidad and Tobago's
government should take up the
gauntlet thrown down by nt
Lucia's Prime Minister Kenny
Anthony it should work with
the Trinidad oil companies to
match the Venezuelan terms,
and by so doing, not only
maintain its market ih
CARICOM, but also safeguard
the regional integration project


TO ALL MEDICAL



PRACTITIONERS
- -- ------ ------


The Medical Council of Guyana wishes to remind all
medical practitioners that in accordance with Section 8 of
the Medical Practitioners'Act, 1991i, any practitioner who
desires to practise in the country during any given year
must be registered to do so in the month of January of the
said year.


The Council has granted an extension of this time to
February 20, 2006 for medical practitioners to complete
their registration. Failure to put themselves in order will
result in sanctions being taken against them.


Dr. M. Y. Bacchus
Chairman
Medical Council of Guyana


VACANCY
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORT
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Assistant Field Officer; Presidenl's southh .ItA a"rd, Republic of Guana. ( P ARGi

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- Planning and implementing aeti\ irie, in four arca%; .er ice, e\pedition%,
skill, physical recreation % ith the support of Field Assistants ilihin the region%
and NDC'%.
-The assisting to the Eeculite Officer in coordinating the fullest, iacie participation
and support of Go' ernment. Non-Goernmental organisarions an;d other comnmunir
organizations and persons.
- Exercising good judgment in supern iing the 'ork of the Lnit leaders, participant,
and instructors.

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Other countries within
CARICOM;- such as Guyana
and Belize may well argue
that their own situation also
demands special attention.
Unquestionably, they do.
Guyana is a Highly
Indebted Poor Country (HPIC)
and it will shortly face the loss
of millions of dollars of annual
revenue from the cut in the
price that the EU will pay for
its sugar.
Belize has already suffered.
the loss of a preferential price
for its banana exports to the EU
and will join Guyana in
enduring a slash in the price for
its sugar.
The situation of these two
countries strengthens the
argument for a larger RDF, and
one to which significant
contributions are made by the
EU, the US, Canada and Japan.
But to encourage the
support of. external countries,
CARICOM nations must show
themselves ready to make the
hard decisions that are
necessary to show that they are
serious. Therefore, the CSME
must move ahead at full pace
with the OECS joining on June
30th as pledged.
If non-reciprocal free
movement of people from
LDC's to MDC's helps, there
is no harm in granting it. And,
a larger RDF with specific
allocations to the LDC's to
assist with structural
adjustment is patently
necessary.
CARICOM should now
move to put implementing and
management capability ini place
for the CSME one that would
command the support and
confidence of the international
community.
It is time for the
CARICOM Commission to
be established with the
CSME as the full time task
of one of the Commissioners.
(Responses to:
ronaldsanders29@hotmail.com)






'DAY CHRiilCtLE Februgry, 5,. .. ,...



The death of freedom


John Pilger:
COMMENT

Christmas Eve, I dropped
on Brian Haw, whose
iched, pacing figure was
t visible through the
ezing fog. For four and a
f years, Brian has camped
London's Parliament
iare with a graphic display
photographs that show the
ror and suffering imposed
Iraqi children by British
icies.
The effectiveness of his
ion was demonstrated last
ril when the Blair government
aned any expression of
positionn within a kilometre of
rliament. The high court
,sequently ruled that, because
presence preceded the ban,
an was an exception.
Day after day, night after
ht, season upon season, he
lains a beacon, illuminating the
'at crime of Iraq and the
Aardice of the House of
mmons. As we talked, two
men brought him a Christmas
tal and mulled wine. They
inked him, shook his hand and
Tried on. He had never seen
:m before. "That's typical of
public," he said. A man in a
striped suit and tie emerged
m the fog, carrying a small
eath. "I intend to place this at
SCenotaph and read out the
nes of the dead in Iraq," he said
Brian. who cautioned him:
Mu'll spend the night in cells,


mate." We watched him stride
off and lay his wreath. His head
bowed, he appeared to be
whispering. Thirty years ago, I
watched dissidents do
something similar outside the
walls of the Kremlin.
As night had covered him,
he was lucky. On December 7,
Maya Evans, a vegan chef aged
25, was convicted of breaching
the new Serious Organised
Crime and Police Act by reading
aloud at the Cenotaph the names
of 97 British soldiers killed in
Iraq. So serious was her crime
that it required 14 policemen in
two vans to arrest her. She was
fined and given a criminal record
for the rest of her life.

FREEDOM IS DYING

Eighty-year-old John Catt
served with the Royal Air Force
in World War II. Last September,
he was stopped by police in
Brighton for wearing an
"offensive" T-shirt, which
suggested that Bush and Blair
be tried for war crimes. He was
arrested under the Terrorism Act
and handcuffed, with his arms
held behind his back. The official
record of the arrest says the
"purpose" of searching him was
"terrorism" and the "grounds for
intervention" were "carrying
placard and T-shirt with anti-
Blair info [sic]".

HE IS AWAITING TRIAL.

Such cases compare with


others that remain secret and
beyond any form of justice:
those of the foreign nationals
held at Belmarsh prison, who
have never been charged, let alone
put on trial. They are held "on
suspicion". Some of the
"evidence" against them,
whatever it is, the Blair
government has now admitted,
could have been extracted under
torture at Guantanamo and Abu
Ghraib. They are political
prisoners in all but name. They
face the prospect of being
spirited out of the country into
the arms of a regime that may
torture them to death. Their
isolated families, including
children, are quietly going mad.
And for what? From
September 11, 2001 to
September 30 last year, a total
of 895 people were arrested in
Britain under the Terrorism Act.
Only 23 have been convicted of
offences covered by the Act. As
for real terrorists, the identity
of two of the July 7 bombers,
including the suspected
mastermind, was known to MI5,
and nothing was done. And Blair
wants to give them more power.
Having helped to devastate Iraq,
he is now killing freedom in his
own country.
Consider parallel events in
the United States. Last October,
an American surgeon, loved by
his patients, was punished with
22 years in prison for founding
a charity, Help the Needy, which
helped children in Iraq stricken
by an economic and


CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT

REGIONAL NON-REIMBURSABLE TECHNICAL
COOPERATION NO. ANT/SF-9137-RG








The CARICOM Secretariat is desirous of contracting a Consulting Firm to
facilitate the execution of the captioned project.

The Objectives of the Project are as follows:

The general objective of the project is to support the implementation of a single
market for goods in the CSME.

The specific objectives of the project are to provide CARICOM Member States
with technical recommendations and/or draft legal instruments for:

(i) the application of harmonised and/or uniform non-tariff trade policy
instruments and procedures in the CSME;
(ii) the harmonised and/or uniform procedures for invocation of temporary
global safeguards; and
(iii) the introduction of free circulation of goods in the Community.

Full details of the consultancy can be obtained by accessing the CARICOM Web
page at http://wwwcaricom.org,

The closing date for accepting applications is March 3, 2006.

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humanitarian blockade imposed
by the US and Britain. In raising
money for infants dying from
diarrhoea, Dr. Rafil Dhafir broke
a siege that, according to
UNICEF, had caused the deaths
of half a million under the age of
five. The then attorney general
of the United States, John
Ashcroft, called Dr. Dhafir, a
Muslim, a "terrorist", a
description mocked by even the
judge in his politically motivated
travesty of a trial.
The Dhafir case is not
extraordinary. In the same month,
three US circuit court judges
ruled in favour of the Bush
regime's "right" to imprison an
American citizen "indefinitely"
without charging him with a
crime. This was the case of
Joseph Padilla, a petty criminal
who allegedly visited Pakistan
before he was arrested at Chicago
airport three and a half years ago.
He was never charged and no
evidence has ever been presented
against him. Now mired in legal
complexity, the case puts George
W Bush above the law and
outlaws the Bill of Rights.
Indeed, on November 14, the US
Senate effectively voted to ban
habeas corpus by passing an
amendment that overturned a
Supreme Court ruling allowing
Guantanamo prisoners access to
a federal court. Thus, the


touchstone of the US's most
celebrated freedom was
scrapped. Without habeas
corpus, a government can
simply lock away its opponents
and implement a dictatorship.
A related, insidious tyranny
is being imposed across the
world. For all his troubles in Iraq,
Bush has carried out the
recommendations of a messianic
conspiracy theory called the
"Project for a New American
Century". Written by his
ideological sponsors shortly
before he came to power, it
foresaw his administration as a
military dictatorship behind a
democratic facade: "the cavalry
on a new American frontier"
guided by a blend of paranoia
and megalomania. More than
700 US bases are now placed
strategically in compliant
countries, notably at the
gateways to the sources of fossil
fuels and encircling the Middle
East and Central Asia. "Pre-
emptive" aggression is policy,
including the use of nuclear
weapons. The chemical warfare
industry has been reinvigorated.
Missile treaties have been torn
up. Space has been militarised.
Global warming has been
embraced. The powers of the
president have never been
greater. The judicial system has
been subverted, along with civil


liberties. The former senior CIA
analyst Rav McGovern, who
once prepared the White House
daily briefing, told me that the
authors of the Project for a New
American Century and those
now occupying positions of
executive power used to be
known in Washington as "the
crazies". He said, "We should
now be very worried about
fascism."
In his epic acceptance of the
Nobel Prize in literature on
December 7, Harold Pinter spoke
of "a vast tapestry of lies, upon
which we feed". He asked why
"the systematic brutality, the
widespread atrocities, the
ruthless suppression of
independent thought" of
Stalinist Russia was well known
in the West while American state
crimes were merely
"superficially recorded, let alone
documented, let alone
acknowledged".
A silence has reigned. Across
the world, the extinction and
suffering of countless human
beings can be attributed to
rampant American power, "but
you wouldn't know it", said
Pinter. "It never happened.
Nothing ever happened. Even
while it was happening, it wasn't
happening. It didn't matter. It
was of no interest."
To its credit, The Guardian
in London published every word
of Pinter's warning. To its
shame, though unsurprising, the
state television broadcaster
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2/4/2006, 7:26 PM


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UVNwEqSITYO7F yGVWA


Career Choices: Be informed, Planyour future
Friday, February 10, 2006, Turkeyen Campus

Opening Ceremony commences at 10.30 h
In the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT)
The following organizations will showcase their opportunities, requirements for
employment and vacancies.

Banks DIH Guyana Sugar
Demerara Distillers Ltd. Corporation
Guyana Elections Guyana Tourism
Commission Authority
Guvana Forestry Le Meridien Pegasus
Commission Guyana Telephone &
Guyana Geology & Telegraph Co.
Mines Medicare Pharmacy
Guyana National Bureau Ministry of Agriculture
of Standards (Hydromet)
Guyana National Ministry of Culture.
Industrial Corporation Youth & Sport
Guyana Police Force Ministry of Foreign
Guvana Power and Affairs
Light Ministry of Health
Guvana Prison Service Ministry of Labour
Guyana Responsible Neal & Massy Group
Parenthood Association Ram & McRae
Guyana Revenue Stabrock Newxs
Authority Sterling Products Ltd
Guyana Rice University of Guvana
Development Board Faculties & Library

Open/Career Day ends at 16.30h

All are invited
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Are Caribbean islands at risk


of drowning like Tuvalu?



- exploring concerns of rising sea levels in the Caribbean


By Dawn Marie Roper,
Freelance Writer

KINGSTON, (Panos) Tuvalu
- the fourth smallest nation
in the world is sinking, at
least as compared with the
surrounding seas. With a total
land area of 10 square miles
Tuvalu's highest point is only
15 feet or 4 metres high a
factor that makes it very
vulnerable to sea-level rises
caused by climate change.
"The majority of
Tuvalu is less than two metres
above sea level. This is an
incredibly vulnerable country,"
says Stephanie Long, climate
justice campaigner from Friends
of the Earth Australia, while
describing the dire circumstances
of Tuvalu. "During peak tide the
airstrip was under water."


Long was speaking at a
conference on climate change held
in Canada recently. Ocean
scientists have recorded sea-level
rise of about one-sixth of an inch
every year. Tuvaluans have long
been suffering the effects. During
high tides, seawater seeps through
the ground, destroying crops,
damaging roads, flooding houses
and even washing out graves. It
is a traumatic situation for the
people, who are chiefly
subsistence farmers and
fishermen. Many are attached to
their ancestral homes and are
reluctant to leave Tuvalu despite
the constant flooding from the
sea.
The former British
colony shares common
characteristics with Caribbean
islands. Tuvalu enjoys a tropical
climate and, like the Caribbean


region, the Pacific has reported
an increase in the number and
intensity of cyclones over the
years. The cyclones batter
Tuvalu's economy as they
completely destroy banana and
coconut cultivations.
Tuvalu's population has
already started to migrate to
places like Australia, New
Zealand and other pacific islands.
But the country's officials realise
that the ultimate solution for its
1.0,200 inhabitants is total
abandonment of the atolls -
Tuvalu comprises nine coral
atolls lying north east of
Australia and north of New
Zealand. As Long pointed out,
if and when this happens,
Tuvalu faces total loss of its
culture. It is a painful prospect
for any nation.
The tiny islands of


Tuvalu are extremely beautiful -
similar to those in the Caribbean.
But unlike the Caribbean, Tuvalu
has not been able to capitalise
much on tourism because of its
remoteness. And now because of
sea-level rise, any prospect of
encouraging more tourism is
unlikely.
But what about the
Caribbean? Could sea level rise
force an evacuation of the
islands?
"We do have concerns about
rising sea levels, although none
of our islands is threatened, for
now at least," says Anthony
Deyal, Public Education and
Outreach Specialist for the
Mainstreaming Adaptation to
Climate Change (MACC) project
in the Caribbean.
Climate change is
often used to refer to the
ongoing changes in modern
climate, including the average
rise in surface temperature
known as global warming.
Some effects of climate change
include rising sea levels,


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warmer sea-surface
temperatures and possible
increases in severe weather
events. Some researchers say
that the number and strength
of hurricanes, tornadoes, and
other events has increased
over the last 15 20 years.
However, scientists are still
looking into this.
Last year the Caribbean
experienced what was possibly
the busiest hurricane season ever.
According to weather reports,
there were 22 named storms in
2005 surpassing the record of 21
set in 1933. Thirteen of the
storms were hurricanes, edging
by one the previous record set
in 1969. Seven of the hurricanes
were considered major. For
2006, meteorologists have
predicted 17 named storms while
explaining that nine of them
could become hurricanes.
But the Caribbean is
most concerned about other
aspects of climate change, even
as sea level rise threatens to 'sink'
Tuvalu. It seems global warming
poses a more serious threat to
Caribbean tourism, the lifeblood
of its economies, than does sea
level rise.
"If the Caribbean
becomes too warm, or if the
northern countries experience
milder winters, this may result in
a shift in tourist destinations,"
w a r n s
www.caribbeanclimate.org, the
website of the Caribbean
Community Centre for Climate


Change (CCCCC).
So can rising sea-levels
be ignored in the Caribbean?
According to
'Concepts and Issues in
Climate Change' a handbook
for Caribbean Journalists
published by the MACC
project, saline intrusion from
sea-level rise threatens
territories like Antigua &
Barbuda, the Bahamas,
Barbados, Dominica,
Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis and
Trinidad & Tobago. Although
Caribbean islands are not
'sinking', they frequently
suffer coastal flooding from
high storm surges. But
whether the source of the
flooding is gradual sea-level
rise or intense storm surges
the effects are devastating.
Caribbean islands have
already lost coastal
ecosystems, suffered
infrastructural damage,
destruction of crops and loss
of life.


Do not

litter.

Let's

glitter.

A message from the
Mayor and City
Council.


VACANCY$



A1 ^ ^ A IA l^ BA I >



Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to
undergo a period of Training as Management Trainees for possible
absorption in a dynamic Organisation.


Administrators





Auditors


Applicants must possess the
B u s i n e s s / P u
Management/Administrative
related field.


Degree in
b I i c
or other


- Applicants must possess the Degree in
Accountancy/or equivalent qualification
from a recognized institution.


MI 6VUPNITS
THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS DIVISION OF
THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM, INDUSTRY & COMMERCE
INVITES YOU TO BE A PART OF ITS ANNUAL
WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY ACTIVITY.

'BOOKMARK COMPETITION'
PRIZES WOULD BE AWARDED TO
TEN WINNING ENTRIES
(one winner per Region)

Here is how to enter:
Develop a Bookmark by creating a slogan and logo with what the theme means to you.

Theme: "Consumer Rights, Legislative Drafting Essential for Tourism
Development"
RULES:
-Only children aged 14 17 years old
-Size of the Bookmark 2 /2by 8 1/2
-Bookmark could be decorated with words, phrases, drawings and graphics
-Entries must be completed with your name, age, address and telephone number.
-One entry per student.
-Employees of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, affiliated organizations
and their relatives are not eligible to enter.
-Forms available at the Ministry
-Entry forms may be photocopied and submitted.
-All entries should be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce
-Closing date for entry is February 22. 2006
Consumer Affairs Division

Nam e: ..............................................

Age: ...................................... .......

A address: .......................... .. ....... .. ... ...........................

Tel: ......................... ...................



Ministry of Tourismn, Industry & C (17omm7 rce. consumerer A/ffa'irv Division 229
South Rd., Lactvown, Georgetown. Lmail caIc/Cl u anca. cc


Applicants must have strong communication skills, be highly
motivated and committed, in addition to being Computer Literate.
Successful applicants would undergo a period of Training designed
to place them in Middle Management Positions. They must be able
to master Procedures very quickly and understand Policy in order to
lead a team confidently upon completing initial training period.
Applications must be sent to:
Vacancies for Management Trainees
Manager
P. O. Box 1071
Georgetown
Deadline for submission of applications is February 21, 2006.
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Mechanic dies in Highway accident


A MECHANIC who left his
Albouystown home to fix a
truck that had encountered
problems on the Soesdyke/
Linden Highway, was crushed
to death by the very vehicle
early yesterday morning.
According to reports, 47-
year-old Christopher Van
Doimen was called out of his 22
Callendar Street, Albouystown
home at about 19:30 h Friday to
repair a truck that was stalled on
the highway.
His grieving wife, Lucille
Johnson, 48, who is employed
with the Guyana Chronicle as
Assistant Librarian told this
newspaper that her husband was
under the truck, while its owner,
Dennis Jones, had parked his
motor car facing the truck to
provide light.
She said she learnt that a
carrier truck contracted by the
Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
with eight occupants was


descending a hill on its way to
the City when it slammed into
the truck under which Van


Doimen was working. The
impact caused the parked truck
to roll over Van Doimen's body.


The seaman/mechanic/electrician
died on the spot.
Johnson said she
received the dreaded news via
telephone at about 01:30 h
yesterday. By the time she got
to the scene, however, Van
Doimen's body had already been
removed.
Reports are that the


A MIDDLE-AGED fisherman
is the latest person to have
died on the Essequibo Coast
Public Road.
According to reports
reaching the Chronicle, the
fisherman Tillack Ram, known
as 'Bagan', was cycling home
around 21:00 h on the Paradise


impact also badly damaged Jones'
car. Jones himself was injured and
is now hospitalized in a stable
condition.
The seven soldiers in the
truck were also injured. They are
Sergeant Gomes, Lance
Corporals, Hunte and Tanner;
Privates Narine, Kowlessar,
Bailey and Campbell. They were


Public Road when tragedy
struck.
Reports are that the man
was attempting to overtake a
vehicle when he was hit by a car
proceeding to Charity from
Supenaam. Eyewitnesses said
the impact hurled the man and
his bicycle several feet into the


taken to the Mackenzie
Hospital, Linden, and were later
transported to Camp Ayanganna,
in the city.
An army spokesman
said yesterday that the
whereabouts of the lone injured
civilian, who is also the owner
of the vehicle contracted to the
army, were unknown.
Van Doimen is survived
by Johnson and his five
children, siblings and scores
of relatives. (Michel
Outridge)


air.
Ram was rushed to the
Suddie Hospital, some 16 miles
away, where he was pronounced
dead.
A post mortem is
expected to be performed on
the body shortly. The Police
are investigating.


ONE COOK

to work at a home located at University
Gardens, ECD
* Must be able to prepare sea food dishes
and others
Preference will be given to person with a
certificate from the
C:(-nc',ie School of Home Economics


VACANCIES

VACANCIES


exist for
a. One (1) Master for Coastal Vessel


J.


b. One (1) Mate for Coastal Vessel

The applicants must possess valid Master and Mate's
Certificates.
Salaries will commensurate with experience and
qualifications.
Applicants should apply in writing to P.O. Box 10988, not
later than Friday, February 10,2006.

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

SALE BY SEALED TENDER
The Inter-American Development Bank is offering for
sale by sealed tender Office Furniture.

Interested persons are invited to bid for these items, which
may be viewed from Monday, February 6 Friday,
February 10, 2006 between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Bids must be submitted in writing and addressed:
For Sale by Sealed Tender
Administrative Coordinator
Inter-American Development Bank
47 High Street. Kingston

Closing date for Bid is February 10, 2006


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Flood waters damaging roads


FLOOD waters from the
Mahaica and Mahaicony
Rivers have exacted a heavy

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road and the Mahaicony
Branch roads, two major


farm to market roads in
Region Five (Mahaica/
Berbice).


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Residents said that the
flood waters sweeping over
several sections of these
roadways over the past four
weeks have washed away the
bitumen surface and have cut deep
gouges in the clay underneath.
Damage to the
Mahaicony Branch road is
particularly noticeable at


Mortice where water moving
from west to east swept over
the road way, scoured its
surface and damaged the mud
underneath.
The De Hoop Branch
road was similarly
damaged from Frederick
Johanna, three miles in from the
public road, going inland.


"The road from
Frederick Johanna going in is
in a mess," an official source
said.
"Both roads now
look like scrubbing boards and
it is going to take millions,
maybe even hundreds of
millions of dollars to get them
back into the shape they were
originally in," the source said.
Sections of both
roadways were still under
water up to late last week.


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A TODDLER drowned in the
flooded Abary backlands on
Friday last.
Reports said that the
child, two-year-old Michael
Emmanuel Hinds Jnr., was one of
three children of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Hinds of Copeman, next
to the MMA's Conservancy, 30
miles up the Abary River.
The boy's father works


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with the MMA's hinterland
Maintenance crew and was
living with his wife and three
children in MMA quarters near
to the Conservancy at the time
of the tragedy.
Reports said that around
midday Friday, Michael Hinds
Jnr. apparently escaped the
supervision of his parents and
wandered off to the


Conservancy where he fell
overboard and drowned.
His body was recovered
from the Conservancy in the
vicinity of the Maina Canal
Head Regulator (MCHR) a few
hours later and is now at the
mortuary at the Fort Wellington
Hospital awaiting examination.
The Police are
investigating.


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Wednesday February 8, 2006
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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Community
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Coast flood


protests over
SOME of the persons who staged rowdy protests at
Catherine. Calcutta and Little Abary on the East
Coast Demerara on Friday. said yesterday that exca-
vators deployed to their villages had done satisfactory
work and there had been a significant ease in flood
conditions.
"Many people are happy about this and since this develop-'
ment there has been no tendency or inclination by anyone to
resume protests The protests are discontinued and the area is
calm." one resident said.
Mr B. Bisnauth, Chairman of the Mahaicony/Abary
Neighborhood Democratic Council, said yesterday that incom-
plete or damaged embankments on the north to south running
main drains and the east to west running outlet into the Atlantic
hjd been the major sources of flooding in the three villages.
This was particularly at high tides when the Atlantic koker
is closed and when back dam water flowing from the south to
the ocean had nowhere to go and had backed up into residential
areas.
Bisnauth said that to present a recurrence, machines do-
ploIed in the villages on Friday were used to repair and com-
plete embankments on the eastern and western sides of Burma
drain and the Aban sideline trench the two main drains in the
area.
And yesterday the machines were strengthening both the
northern and southern embankments of the east to west flowing
Atlantic outlet, the Bellamy Canal, from Calcutta to Central
Mahaicon). a distance of about six miles, to prevent flooding
from this source
The developments followed rowdy protests in Calcutta,
Catherine and Little Abary on Friday by persons who felt that
the villages were being neglected in a situation were they had
been flooded out due to deterioration of the residential drainage
system.
Protesters blocked the Georgetown to Rosignol highway at
Burma, Mahaicony after seizing a low bed trailer carrying aCal-
erpillar excavator.
They punctured the wheels of the trailer, stranding it across
the main highway and stacked old velucles, tyres and other de-
bns to further block the road to traffic.
The heavy roadblocks left motonsts and commuters stranded
on both sides for more than eight hours and Pohce were deployed
to restore order and clear the highway.
Seven persons were wounded when not Police were forced
to open fire with pellets and to release tear gas to disperse the
some 250 protesters and get on with clearing the roadway.
-Bisnauth, whose Neighbourhood Council is responsible
for Catherine, Calcutta and Little Abary villages, among
others, yesterday said five more machines were upgrading
residential drainage in the NDC.


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od Hope foreshore for the cremation of Ronald Waddell.


SERVICE: PNCR leader Mr Robert Corbin, third from left in front row, and Waddell's reputed wife, Ms Bonita Harris,
centre, at the funeral service in the Brickdam Cathedral.


Waddell cremated amid




calls to reject violence


RONALD Waddell, the contro-
versial TV 'talk show' host
killed Monday night by un-
known gunmen, was cremated
yesterday amid calls by politi-
cians to heed the request of his
reputed wife, Bonita Harris,
for a rejection of violence in
politics and in all relation-
ships.
The funeral procession from
Georgetown to the troubled vil-
lage of Buxton, East Coast
Demerara, and then to the Good
Hope foreshore for the cremation,
triggered unease among East
Coast communities.
Saturday is the busiest day at
the popular Mon Repos market,
the largest on the East Coast
which draws throngs of shop-
pers, but it was almost deserted
yesterday. Stallholders and ven-
dors stayed away and the few,
who ventured out, hurriedly
packed up and moved out as the
procession neared in the after-
noon.
Police kept a close watch and
cleared the main road for the pro-
cession and a spokesman said
there were no incidents.
Waddell, 57, who spoke out
against perceived marginalisation
of Afro-Guyanese on his TV
show from which he was late last
year unplugged by HBTV 9 for
controversial statements, was
hailed by Opposition and
People's National Congress Re-
form Leader, Mr Robert Corbin
as "a passionate fighter for the
rights of his people."
.At the funeral service at the
Brickdam Cathedral in
Georgetown, Corbin said "this
country cannot move forward in
peace" unless all citizens enjoy
equity, calling Waddell a fearless
and tireless champion of the op-
pressed.
He urged a continuation of
the fight against extra-judicial kill-
ings, violence in general, and a
move towards mutual respect
among races.
Leader of the Rise and
Organise Guyana (ROAR) party,


Mr Ravi Dev also called for a
condemnation of violence in its
entirety and said no one ought
to be killed the way Waddell
was.
He said disagreements
should be addressed in a peace-
ful fashion.
After the service, the funeral
procession made its way to the
Good Hope foreshore, but this
was bypassed in the first in-


RONALD WADDELL
stance for a viewing of Waddell's
body in Buxton, where emotions
ran high among members of a
vociferous crowd.
On the way to Buxton, the
funeral procession stirred anxi-
ety among many, as the crowd
was not all the time orderly and
heavily armed Police were sta-
tioned along the route.
Some members of the pro-
cession rode in overloaded buses,
hanging out of windows, while
some sat in open car trunks
while onthe move.
When passing the two Police
stations along the way,
Sparendaam and
Beterverwagting, some members
of the procession hurled deroga-
tory slurs at the Police while
waving black and red flags.
The PNCR flag flew from
one vehicle in the cortege.
Vendors out at the Mon
Repos market packed up early
to avoid the funeral procession.
The market usually runs
into the night, but stallholders


who ventured out closed at mid-
day, while the street vendors who
usually take over both sides of
the road were not in sight.
Those who sell aback the
market scurried to pack up in the
afternoon when it appeared that
the procession was heading back
to the city.
Stallholders reported that
there were no negative incidents,
but nonetheless bemoaned the
loss of sales.
When the procession reached
Buxton, the Police set up road
blocks at Vigilance, and held up
traffic for almost two hours,
much to the ire of those who had
no choice than to wait. Some re-
turned to where they came from,
unable to bear the wait.
The body was cremated
hours after the scheduled time of
12:30 h.
Reports said Waddell was
leaving his Subryanville,
Georgetown home and was in the
driver's seat of the car, between
19:30 h and 20:00 h Monday
when two men walked up and
opened fire, raking him and the
vehicle with bullets.
Persons, who said they heard
the rapid shooting, looked
around and saw flashing bursts of
fire from the guns before the kill-
ers fled.
Police in a press release said
automatic guns were apparently
used in the attack on Waddell
who was a lightning rod for con-
troversy, particularly coming out
of his statements on at least two
television shows he produced
and hosted on HBTV Channel 9.
As late as last year, HBTV
management pulled Waddell off
the air after his latest controver-
sial pronouncements, on his
show 'Taking care of business',
in support of what he referred to
as 'The Buxton Resistance' the
gunmen in Buxton with whom
he was accused of associating.
His statements on that
programme also resulted in him
being called into the Ethnic Re-
lations Commission.


Meanwhile, investiga-
tions continue into Waddell's
execution and the Police are
urging anyone who has infor-


nation concerning any suspi-
cious vehicles) seen in the
area prior to or after the in-
cident, to contact them on


telephone numbers 225-6411,
225-7625, 226-6978, 225-8196,
225-3650,225-6941,226-1389,
227-2128 or 911.


At a simple ceremony on Friday January 27, 2006, four Members of
Staff of the National Bank of Industry and Commerce Limited were
presented with awards for outstanding service and professionalism
when communicating with both Customers and Staff.























The awardees are:
Mr. Christopher Rajcoomar, Customer Service Representative/Typist from
the Anna Regina Sub-Branch.

Ms. Deniece Dunbar, Customer Service Representative assigned to the
Accounts Department, Water Street Branch.

Mrs. Alicia Hooper, Customer Service Representative, at Savage Street Sub-
Branch.

Mr. Neyamat Ali, Customer Service Representative/Teller attached to the
Commercial Credit Department at the Water Street Branch.

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(From page 11 )

ignored it. All that
Newsnight flatulence about the
- arts. all that recycled preening
for the cameras at Booker Prize-
giving e ents. vet the BBC could
not Inake room for Britain's


greatest living dramatist, so
honoured, to tell the truth.
For the BBC, it simply
never happened, just as the
killing ofhalfa million children
by America's medieval siege of
Iraq during tlie 1990s never
happened, just as the l)Dha fir and


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Padilla trials and the Senate vote,
banning freedom, never
happened. The political
prisoners of Belmarsh barely
exist, and a big, brave posse of
Metropolitan police never swept
away Maya Evans as she
publicly grieved for British


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(IF \L) .iid lth Ca.nbi:b.in Dc'. c lopmliniti B.II ~I ICDBE lii ,ir I.ppr d ic b' L..in and Grant)
the stun of approximately US$16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural Communities Support
Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by
increasing rural household incomes through the expansion of on-farm production and
fostering the promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of the proceeds of the loan will
be used for eligible expenditures underwhich this invitation to tender is made.

The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP. and
has 5 major components, D&1 Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services. Credit
Services, Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize a
demand driven approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of
the Project Cycle.

The MOA, though the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the following:

11/2005 Excavation of Channels and Construction of Structures. Bethany WUA.
Supetaam River, Essequibo Coast, Region No. 2

12/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels, Construction of Stmctures.
Zorg/Golden Fleece, WUA, Essequibo Coast, Region No.2

15/2005 Rehabilitation and Excavation of Channels, Construction of Structures.
JohannatCecelia/Zorg, WUA, Essequibo Coast, Region No.2

16/2005 Rehabilitation of Channels, Construction of Structures. Upgrading of Dam to
SAll weather Access Road Fear Not WUA_Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

17/ ;05 -.Rehabilitation andExcavation ofChannels, Construction of Structures.
Riverstown/ Ondemeeming WUA, Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

14/ :)5 Construction of Vreed-en-Hoop/La Jalousie All Weather Access Road. West
Coast Deterara, Region No.3 (Re-Advertisement)

Bi. ng Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at DenAmstel. Wesl.Coast Demerara from Februanr 06. 2006. for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) or its equivalent in a freely
coni crtible currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at
the same office.
Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
muz: be clearly marked on the top. left-hand corner "Tender for the ...............Region
No Lot..../2005 PRCSSP. Do not open before 09.00 hrs on March 7. 2006."

Bi,. shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by ;iSccurity of no less than Two HundredThousand Guyana Dollars (G$200.000.) or
its equivalent in a convertible currency, valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates and
must be addressed to:

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

Ai ds are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Fifiance building.
Main & Urquhart Streets. Georgetown, before 09:00 hrs. on March 07. 2006. Bids will
be opened in tliepresence ofthe'bidders who choose to attend inunediately after 09:00hrs.
on March.07. 2006.. .

The Emplo-yereserves the right to accept or reject:any or all Bids without assigning any
reason aiatseerer. and not necessarily Io make an award to the lowest Bidder.


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The death of...


soldiers killed in the cause of
nothing, except rotten power.
Bereft of irony, but with
a snigger, the BBC newsreader
Fiona Bruce introduced, as
news, a Christmas
propaganda film about Bush's
dogs. That happened. Now
imiaine Bruce reading the
following: "Here is delayed
news, jusl in. From 1945 to
2005. the United States
attempted to overthrow 50
gciernimenis. many of theim
!eLn ira :.e nc! 1 o c-ui]i 30

S nnic.l regimes. In the
rcCss, C5 couiiC isCs were
i, bhcJ causing the loss of
s\ciral million lives and the
despair of millions more."
(Thanks to William Blum's
The Rogue State. published
by Zed Books.)
The icon of horror of
Saddam Hussein's rule is a
1988 film of petrified bodies
in the Kurdish town of
Halabja, killed in a chemical
weapons attack. The attack
has been referred to a great
deal by Bush and Blair and
the film shown a great-deal by
the BBC. At the time, as I
know from personal
experience, the Foreign Office
tried to cover up the crime at
Halabja. The Americans tried


to blame it on Iran. Today, in an
age of images, there are no images
of the chemical weapons attack
on Fallujah in Nvember 2004.
This allowed the Americans to
deny it until they were caught out
recently by investigators using
the Internet. For the BBC,
American atrocitic;s simply do
not happen.
In 1999. ', ning in
W\ashinglon ani ., i learned the
true scale oino i,, ,i \ : what the
nlAmei, l :' can.. : n called
han'- "nl ii /,.'. :n1ing ih9c)

S aircr "', c 0 omba
Imis ,o s O\'L ;'! ',i t)S every
mission as b ;' ,in or strafing.
"We' re i o Jov, I the last
ot!thouse," a US! '! ,ial protested.
"There reae siii ;i things left
[to bomb], bhi ')i ,i iny." That
was more than six .,:'irs ago. In
recent months, ihc ain assault on
Iraq has multiplied; the effect on
the ground canno: be imagined.
For the BBC it has not happened.
The black farce extends to
those pseudo-humanitarians in
the media and elsewhere, who
themselves have never seen the
effects of cluster bombs and air-
burst shells, yet continue to
invoke the crimes of Hussein to
justify the the nightmare in Iraq
and to protect a quisling prime
minister who has sold out his


Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission

NOTICE



The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is inviting interesting Suppliers to
submit Tenders for the supply items:

a. CATEGORY 1 One (1) Plan Copier
b. CATEGORY 2 Four (4) Computers with UPS, Line Conditioner and
Surge Protector

Tender Documents can be obtained for a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars ($5000) per category, from the cashier, Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission, D'Urban Backlands, Georgetown, Monday to Friday between the
.hours of 08:30hrs and 16:00hrs.

The completed Tender Documents must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing
no identification of the Tenderer and marked on the top right hand side of the
envelope the category they are tendering for. For example."Category 1 Plan
Copier" and should be addressed to:
The Chairman, Commission Tender Board
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands
GEORGETOWN

and must be deposited in the Tender Box of the Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission located at the above address on or before 1.4:00hrs or 2 pm on
Wednesday, February 22,2006.

Tenders will be opened at 14:00hrs or 2 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in
the presence of Tenderers who may wish to be present.

All Tenders must be submitted on the Original Tender Documents purchased
from the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission with the additional
documentation requested as outlined in the Tender Documents.

SThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all of the Tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever, and
are not necessarilyto make an award to the lowest Tenderer.

Andrew.R. Bishop
Commissioner Chief Executive Officer
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission


country and made the world
more dangerous. Curiously, some
of them insist on describing
themselves as "liberals" and "left
of centre", even "anti-fascists".
They want some respectability.
I suppose. This is
understandable, given that the
league table of the carnage of
Hussein was overtaken long ago
by that of their hero in Do\wning
Street. who will nexL suppoil ian
attack on Iran.
This cannot chang; e un;il
we. in the West. lool in the
'niiorrl a;nd Con'ron iit he (.i'i e
ains and narcissism; ,,' ;he
power applied in ourn mne: 'is
extremes andt terrorismi. iihe
traditional double standard no
longer works; there are now
millions like Brian Haw,
Maya Evans, John Catt and
the man in the pinstriped suit,
with his wreath. Looking in
the mirror means
understanding that a violent
and undemocratic order is
being imposed by those whose
actions are little different
from the actions of fascists.
The difference used to be
distance. Now they are
bringing it home.
John Pilger's new book,
Freedom Next Time, will be
published in June by Bantam
Press


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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting
of the Queen's College Old Students' Association will be
held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 13:00h in the
Queen's College Music Room.

The Agenda is as follows:-
1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Adoption of the Minutes of the 2005 Annual
General Meeting
3. Treasurer's Report
4. President's Report
5. Adoption of the Statement of Accounts of the
Association and the reportthereon submitted by
the Association's Auditors
6. Election of Office Bearers
7. Appointment of the Auditors
8. Consideration of Notices of Motion

Notices of Motion must reach the Secretary 48 hours
before the appointed time of the meeting.

Secretary
Queen's College Old Students' Association




NATIONAL BANK
OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE LIMITED
A s.ub y Rof eBpuhic Bank Amited

EXECUTION SALE
Properties for Execution Sale at the Instance of the
Registrar of the Supreme Court, to be held on
February 07, 2006 at the State Warehouse, Kingston
at 13:00hrs On behalf of National Bank of Industry and
Commerce Limited

Parcel 184 Block IX Zone East Bank Demerara, Part of
Former Lot 19 Arcadia Village, East Bank Demerara.
(Residential)
A tract of land lying and being on the left bank of the
Abary Creek commencing at a paal about 450 rods below
Grant # 4614. (Agricultural)

House Lot #112 and cultivation Lot #91 Johanna North
Section of Black Bush Polder, Berbice.
(Residential/Agricultural)

Parcel #215, Block XXXI, part of Plantation Hampton Court,
Essequibo. (Residential/Commercial)

Parcel #46 and #47, Block XXXII, Part of Devonshire Castle,
Essequibo Coast. (Residential/Commercial)
Parcel #349 Block XXXII, Part of Devonshire Castle,
Essequibo Coast. (Agricultural/Commercial)
For further information kindly call'
Tel: 226-4091/5 Ext. 267


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COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS


The Government of Guyana (GoG) received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB to support te mird
phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAP III program consists of ihree 13) components
including a community services component that finances the provision of selected social services to vulnerable groups
S through Non-Governmental (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS (NGOs and CBOs)
NGOs and CBOs that meet the -ui!:,vring eligibility criteria may apply: (a) has a membership of 12 or more perir.3, in~
S addition to members of the management committee; (b) efforts are directed to accomplishing defined Mission Statement;
:; (c) must account for its funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and exercises financial
planning through preparation of an annual budget; (d) is not significantly indebted; and (e) has a bank account.

Political parties, government agencies (national or regional), and private for profit organizations are not eligible for
funding.

S GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS
Proposed projects should range between USD15,000 to USD50,000 and must provide social services from the menu of
eligible services to one or more designated target groups, listed below. Estimates must be quoted in US currency.
Proposed projects must be completed within a 9 months period. Evidence of beneficiary consultation in the design of the
proposed program, including selection of the proposed services, must be provided. Counterpart funding inthe amount of
10% of total project costs in cash or kind is also required.


Eligible Target Groups:
Elderly:


Disabled:

Abused/battered Women:

At-riskYouth and Children:




Single Parents of Low Income
Households:

Individuals and Families
affected by HIV/AIDS:
Homeless Persons/Families:
Substance Abusers:


Eligible Activities/Services
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation.
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
'services; social integration/recreation; job orientation skills or job counseling.
Crisis intervention and othersupport services; legal aid; counseling for
perpetrators; activities with males in violence prevention.
Parenting education (including adolescents who are parents);
counseling/shelter services for pregnant teenagers; job orientation skills or
job counseling; social/leadership skills; youth group organizations and
facilitation; counseling; substance abuse prevention/rehabilitation; programs
forstreet children.

Day Care Services; job orientation skills orjob counseling; counseling;
household management training; parenting education; emergency shelter legal aid.

Care and support services; counseling, facilitating access to services; legal aid.
Shelter/feeding services;facilitating access to services; legal aid.
Counseling and treatment services for substance abusers and their families;
rehabilitation services.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND SELECTION
Proposals must be delivered by 14:00h on Friday 3rd March, 2006, in sealed envelopes marked Proposal for Community
Services Grants, addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP 237 Camp Street, Georgetown and must be placed in the
tender box labeled "Request for Proposals, Community Services Grant". Late proposals will be rejected. Proposals will
be opened in the presence of applicants' representatives who choose to attend at 14:00h on the closing date of
submission of proposals.

Proposal selection will be conducted through national competitive selection procedures. The Social Impact Amelioration
Programme reserves the rightto fund any or none of the applications submitted.

Interested eligible organizations MUST obtain further information regarding grant conditions and required format for
proposals fromthe Executive Director, SIMAP Agency.

SOCIAL IMPACT AMELIORATION PROGRAMME
237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: (592) 227-3600


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CHANNEL 13
09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Children Gospel
12:00 h Movie
13:30 h TBN
14:30 h Methodist Church
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
16:30 h Biography
20:00 h Insider 411
20:30 h Dateline
21:00 h Extreme Makcver

CHANNEL 4

06:00 h Sign On
06:05 h Morning Melodies
08:00 h Cartoons
09:00 h Patsanmjali
10:00 h Caribbean Massala
11:00 h Indian Movie
14:00 h Family Movie
16:00 h PG Movie
18:00 h In Da Mix (G.
Mosely Production)
19:00 h Setting Things Right
20:00 h Musical Moods
21:00 h STVS Creole Gaff
23:30 h Action Movie


02:00 h Sign Off


GWTV CHANNEL 2

05:45 h Sign On
05:55 h Inspirational
Melodies
05:57 h Daily word
06:00 h Indian Music Break
06:30 h NBC Headline News
07:00 h Gina
07:30 h Countdown
Ministries
08:00 h Creflo Dollar
09:00 h Movie
10:30 h Everybody Loves
Raymond
11:00 h Three's Company
12:00 h Sports
12:30 h Sports
13:00 h Sports
14:00 h Fountain Pure
15:00 h Healthy Living
16:00 h Parenting & You
17:00 h Tape Four Stories
17:30 h Music Break (Gospel)
18:00 h Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h Catholic Magazine
19:30 h Week in Review
20:00 h Ring Side Boxing
Profiles
21:00 h Extreme Makeover


22:00 h
Housewives
23:00 h Movie


Dcspe


MTV CHANNEL 14 CABLE
65

06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Inspirational
Melodies
06:45 h Bhajan Melodies
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h Bhakti Bhajans
08:00 h Christ For The Nation
(Live)
08:30 h I.Q. Show (Live)
09:00 h Religious Melodies
09:15 h Avon DVD Melodies
09:45 h Playboy Taxi Music
Break
10:00 h Indian Movie
12:30 h The Diary
13:00 h The Ramayan
13:30 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
14:00 h Cabinet Media
Briefing
14:30 h Movie
16:30 h Payless Musical
Interlude
17:00 h Birthday & Other


Greetings
17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memoriam
18:00 h Weekly Digest
18:30 h Asian Variety Show
(AVS)
rate 19:00 h Dr. Matthews
19:30 h IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h English Movie


00:00 h Sign Off

NCN INC. CHANNEL 11

02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock News
Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h Inspiration
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
Hour
06:00 h NCN 6 O'clock News
Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h BBC News
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h BBC World
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
Greatness
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h National Geographic
11:00 h Homestretch
Magazine
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Press Conference with
Cabinet Secretary


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For Sunday, February 5, 2006
For Monday, February 6,2006
For Tuesday, February 7, 2006


13:00 h Info For Nation
Building
13:30 h Agri Digest
14:00 h Apki Kushi Shakti
Strings
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With IPED
16:00 h Feature
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
Fellowship


09:30h
ll:00h
12:30h


For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"'hrs

PEDESTRIANS DOaNOT SIT ON BRIDGE


COMMUNITY SERVICES COMPONENT

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY

I. BACKGROUND
The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the
third phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAP III programme consists of three (3)
components including a Community Services Component that finances the provision of social services to targeted
vulnerable groups within the low income population of Guyana, through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and
Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

This component builds on recent initiatives to strengthen the voluntary sector in Guyana by allowing organizations that
have exhibited the capacity to implement community based programs and reach specific underserved groups to fund new
and expanded activities. At the same time the voluntary sector continues to be relatively undeveloped. Technical
Assistance is required to assist organizations in implementing project activities in terms with the requirements of the
grant.

II. OBJECTIVE OF THETECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Technical Assistance consultancy will be responsible for the provision of technical assistance, technical oversight
and monitoring of sub-project execution. The Technical Assistance consultancy will not implement individual projects.


III. CHARACTERISTICS OFTHE TECHNICALASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY
The consultancy must be conducted by an established legal entity. The Team Leader of the
consultancy should have the following qualifications:
Afirst degree in Social Sciences
Minimum of five (5) years experience in working with NGOs in Guyana
(including organisational development and capacity building)
Knowledge of the NGO community in Guyana.
Knowledge of social sector issues in Guyana.


Technical Assistance


IV. SCOPEOFWORKS
Interested parties can uplift terms of reference and further information on the Community Services Component from the
Executive Director, SIMAP atthe address hereunder.


V. SUBMISSIONS OF PROPOSALS
The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday March 3, 2006. Proposals must be addressed to the Executive
Director, SIMARP atthe under-mentioned address.


SOCIAL IMPACT AMELIORATION PROGRAMME
237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: (592) 227-3600


13:45 hrs
16:15/20:30 hrs "APP MUJHE ACHCHE
"THE FOG" LAGNE LAGE"
with Tom Welling with Hrhillnrmihi


plus
"LORD OF WAR"
with Nicholas Cage


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16:30/8:30 hrs
"EXCESSIVE FORCE 2"
plus
"GET RICH OR DIE
TRYING"

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GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC

INVITATION FOR BIDS

GuySuCo, Engineering Services Department, LBI, ECD
invites sealed bids to construct:

SHeavy Duty Reinforced Concrete High Bridge at
Hope CNC
S1000m Lig' t Duty Paal-Offat Blairmont

Interested contr tors should purchase bids from the
Engineering Ser ces Department by latest Tuesday,
February 28, 2006.

Site visits at bidd 's own expense is arranged for Monday
13, and Tuesday 14, February 2006 at 9 am respectively.

Bids closing date is 2 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all of the tenders without assigning
any reasonss.

GroupAgricultural Engineer
220-2197,220-1083


17:30 h Guysuco Roundup
18:00 h NCN 6 0' clock
News Magazine
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One On One
19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Caribbean Passport
21:30 h Launch of Caricom
Single Market (R/B)
23:30 h Movie


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SALE COUNSELLING L ; .

I WANTED H.REL" 1 ,
LAND FOR SALE FOR HIR EC ASSIIEDS .
LEGALS BEAUTY SALON PROPERTY FOR SALE EDUCATIONAL Be) Air 1I-uk
TO LET LEARN TO DRIVE HERBAL MEDICINE AUTO SALES Georgerown.
SERVICES DRESSMAKING HEALTH MASSAGE


PLEASE CHCYUAiDS*O TH[ FIRST'DAYOFAPPEARAN .IFOR '*I CLL*IO 6


SOVEREIGN HOUSE.
Luxurious and elegant
accommodation for diplomats
and overseas visitors. Tel: 615-
9236 or 613-6425.


SARVANAND'S Auto
Sales, Lot 96 Section 'A' No.
78 Corriverton, Berbice.
Contact Sarvanand on Tel.
335-3516 or Cell 621-1744
E m a i I
sarvanan@networksgy.com
Now in stock 4 Nissan Datsun
Single Cab Pick-ups. We also
import with orders.


BUILDING, renovating
any kind of construction
work? Free estimates.
Prompt, reasonable and
reliable service. Call 622-
0267/629-2239.


INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for
cold wave, straightening,
facial, manicure, scalp
treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601.
NAYELLE SCHOOL OF
COSMETOLOGY is now
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in Airrushing,
Acrylic Nails, Barbering, Basic
& Advance Hair Cutting which
begin January 30. 2006. Tel.
226-2124 or visit at 211 New
Market Street, North
Cummingsburg.


WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly.
Information? Send stamped
envelope to Nicola Archer,
P.O. Box 12154 Georgetown,
Guyana.
LOOKING for investors to
export seafoods, diamond,
gold, timber. Read markets
available. Contact 643-8028 for
more information.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling
100 envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For
information, send stamped
self-addressed envelope to
Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.


NEED a car to rent? Call
Pretty Posse Car Rental.
227-7821 or 614-4934.


SALE SALE! SALE!
DESIGNER CLOTHING FROM
U.S.A. & CANADA FROM $100
UP DANCING DAYS
BOUTIQUE, 338 CUMMINGS
STREET, GEORGETOWN #
225-5699; 617 PARIKA, EAST
BANK ESSEQUIBO -TEL: 260-
4451.


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

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CLASSES in Designing
and Dressmaking, Smocking
Embroidery, Tie-dye,
Curtains, Floral and more.
Call Shamie Shaw (Sharmila)
- 225-2598. Canadian trained
tutor
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate,
Advance Dressmaking, Fabric
Designing (Tie-dye, Batik,
Painntng, ec.), Decorative
Cushions, Designing Curtains,
Bedroom Elegance, Soft
Furnishing, Soft Toys, Floral
Arrangement, Craft, Cake
Decoration, 153 Barr St., Kitty.
226-9548.


SHEER Magic
Cosmetologist Day Classes. Join
Evening Classes in February and
get a discount. Call # 226-9448,
628-7880.
SHIVALA ACA,_1EMY. Why
wait? Registry n,'w! Let the
professionals guidi- ou. ACCA,
CAT and CXC. Tel 220-4986.
613-7220.
THE LANGUAGE INSTITUTEE
INC. Foreigr Language
Courses for children 13 yrs.).
CXC Students (4'"h. ." Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 2. 7303.
DOMESTIC S .'ence Class
offers Cookery nd Pastry
Classes. Elerrn itary &
Advanced. Tu says &
Thursday. Registration starts.
Jan. 31. Contact Nu. 227-7048.
NAIL TIPPING, designing,
silk wrapping, manicuring and
pedicuring courses being
offered. Register now, pay only -
$4 500 per course. Call
Michelle, tel. # 227-7342, 222-
3263.
A complete Nails Course at
a low price which includes Acrylic
tips, silk wrap, straw nails,
sculpture, toe tips, pedicure,
manicure, air brush and much
more at a low price. Call Timica
on # 226-9448.
TECHNICAL Studies
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics,
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer Repairs
- an A Plus.
THE LEARNING AND
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE. For all
your extra lesson needs. Maths,
English, Bio, Chem., Phy., P.O.A.,
P. .B. & O.A. $1 500 per subject.
Special package for CXC students.
96 Sheriff & Bonasika Streets,
Section 'K', Campbellville. Tel.
223-8928.
INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Continuing registration for our
FULL-TIME, SECONDARY
SCHOOL, evening classes for
CXC (continued and new
classes) repeaters, afternoon
lessons for Public School
students, ABE, etc. Call today
for more information. 262
THOMAS ST., NIC/B.,
GEORGETOWN. TEL. 225-
2397, 225-5474.


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COMPUTER

TRAINING

CENTRE

local and Canadian Diplomas
Computer Repairs. MS Office
omnputerised Accounting,
Networking, Internet/Emai,
Corel Draw etc.
Day, Evening and
I ',lA' il ca(lsses


K. SANKAR offers
elementary, intermediate and t e
advance Dressmaking Floral Upper b & Oronoqe S
Courbane Pk., Annandale, B01urd0Te 225-1
lECae. .C,...2..,......


1 OPEN back canter for
hire. Call 222-3477. Cell 645-
4988


BOB Cat rental.
Levelling, grading, filling and
developing of land also
landscaping. Call: 626-7127.



HERBAL treatments.
Scarpotic itch, ulcer, back pain,
gall stone, sexual problems,
pile, cold, stoppage of water,
internal cleaning, many more.
Appointment 220-7342/609-
1308.



WE build Low Income
homes for less than $10 000
per month. Please enquire at
- 227-2494, 227-2479 and
218-1957 after hrs.



JUST arrived! Novels, Story
books, magazines, comics,
informative and text to
University level. Also books on
sale from $20 $300. Register
now and get free gifts. Tel.
223-8237, M F 8.30 am 5
pm. Sat. 10 am 4 pm.


PRUDENTIAL School of
Motoring "you train to pass' -
227-1063, 226-7874. 642-4827.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858/622-2872.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know
who they deal with. Driving is
serious business, not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring, 125, Regent
Road, Bourda.



MASSAGE, for hotel,
house by appointment.
Mrs. Singh Tel. 220-4842
or 615-6665.
INDULGE in a body
massage calm your thoughts
and relieve body tension
Certified Massage Therapist -
Ulelli Verbeke 615-8747.
FEELING tired, not
sleeping well stressed out?
Then try a massage. Definite
result. By certified therapist.
Contact Sally on 276-3623.
Located in West Demerara.
NO one can beat us! Visit
our office, register and our
courteous staff gives you
immediate connections. You
will also be allowed to say
hello on our telephone to one
of your friends. Call the Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Services
- 18 80 years. Tel. 223-8237,
M F 8.30 am 5 pm. Sat.
10 am 4 pm. Free gift for
Valentine.



BAILIFF'S SALE. TAKE
NOTICE that there will be
publicly sold to the highest
bidder at the Vreed-en-Hoop
Magistrate's Court Yard on
Friday, the 10'" February, 2006
the following: 1. One seven-
seater circle suite (coloured).
2. One coloured carpet. 3. One
4-burner gas stove with gas
cylinder. GEORGE
BENJAMIN. Plaintiff. Writ No.
1/2005. -and- YVONNE
MORRISON. Defendant. Term
of sale cash. Plus 3% auction
sale duty. Sgd. Sita Ramlal,
Registrar.


BAILIFF'S SALE. TAKE
NOTICE that there will be
publicly sold to the highest
idder at the Vreed-en-Hoop
Magistrate's Court Yard on
Friday, the 10" February, 2006
the following: 1. One brown two-
burner gas stove with gas
cylinder. GEORGE BENJAMIN.
Plaintiff. Writ No. 4/04. -and-
ONIKA MARTIN. Defendant.
Term of sale cash. Plus 3%
auction sale duty. Sgd. Sita
Ramlal, Registrar.


COMMUNICATE with
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.


SPECIAL CLASSES -
Planets protection, Tabeej,
other spiritual areas. Contact
Buddy 225-0677.


EXPERIENCED and
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
9410.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fr ers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
0050.
PROFESSIONAL
construction work welding,
carpentry, masonry and
general construction work.
all 641-2729, 228-5357 -
Mukesh.
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and ovens,
domestic & industrial. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
0720, 646-7400.
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Call Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
anytime.

USM VISAGREEN
CARD LOTTERY

Live and work in the
USA via the USA
Green Card
Lottery Program
sponsored by the US
Govt.
Contact us on how to
enter for the Green Card
Lottery Program
Balwant Persaud &
Associates
Certified Immigration
Consultants
Tel: 225-1540

Email: bht. r^S3Jh;j C3

NEED to build or renovate
your home or business -
carpentry, painting, plumbing
electrical, etc. Contact Lawrence
- 233-2145, 627-0720. 646-
7400.
OUR Clients North
American based Indo Guyanese
males wish to correspond with
females between the ages of 25
and 40 years. Free registration.
Call 622-8308.
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/223-9773/614-
6634
HAVE a property to sell or
rent? Call Ena's Beauty Salon.
24 Cotton Tree Village. Berb c.
Enrolment on Wednesdays.
Trqipnn available 227-4043,
1 , 1 627-2258.


NEED a reliable and
trustworthy baby-sitter? Then
call Onica 609-5333, 226-
5574.
FOR PROMPT AND
RELIABLE SERVICE Gas
stove, washing machine, clothes
dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner,
etc. Contact A. Henry. Tel. 226-
1629, 223-4556, 625-8974.


MIGRATE TO
CANADA
Live, Work, Visit of
Study in Canada.
Canada: 41 (-431-8845.
647-284-0375.
Guvana: 225-1540)
WIcandoimmlligrt0ionb .oem



GIRLS to work in bar,
living available. Contact
Ameer or Shanta. Tel. 220-
7770, 622-8321.
TRUCK/VAN Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
1 LIVE-IN Baby-sitter. 1 Day
Care Assistant. Apply with written
application to 287 Albert Street,
no later than February 8, 2006.
2 DRIVERS, living around
Georgetown. Must have
Licence to driva for 30-seater
bus. Apply in person at 35
Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar.
2 PORTERS work in Market
preferably around Kitty -
Campbel[ville area. Starting
salary $6 500 per week. Tel.
No. 225-1837, 226-0204.
COMPUTER Operator.
Must have CXC/GCE Maths &
English also Microsoft Office.
Internet World, 16 'B' Duncan
St., Newtown, Kitty. __
VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/
experienced school teachers,
1 headmistress. Tel. 220-
4981, 4 to 8 pm, 256-3812,
Mon. to Fri., 9 am to 3 pm.
BARBERS DO YOU HAVE
THE SKILLS? NO FACILITY?
THEN WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.
CALL-BEVERLY- 225-0891/629-
1114. LIMITED SPACE
AVAILABLE.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person with
written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth-Streets, C/ville.
DOCTORS part/full-time,
possible for partnership in
various locations. A new medical
centre, a foreign-based
company. Tel. 226-2625, email:
usamedical@gmail.com.
SECURITY GUARD for
Lombard St. Lumber Yard. Day
and night rotating shifts.
Physically fit. Minimum salary -
$8 000 per week. Call 225-2471,
9 am 4 pm.
RECEPTIONIST pleasant
personality, communication and
computer skills. Previous
experience an asset. Apply with
written application to: Maryann,
R.K's Security Services, 125
Regent Road, Bourda.
INSTITUTE OF
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION -
Vacancies exist for trained and
experienced teachers. 25 yrs and
over to teach in Nursery, Primary
& Secondary at Mon Repos and
Grove. EBD. Tel. 629-5300,
265-3996.
VACANCY exists for one
female Clerk. Must be computer
literate and have minimum of
three subjects CXC. Apply with
written application at Lot 135
North Road. Lacytown. above
Somwaru Travel Agency. Tel.
610-6172.


APEX EDUCATION -
vacancy exists for teachers in
Business & Science subjects at
CSEC levels. Experience will
be an asset. Apply in person at
11 Vryheid's Lust, Public Road,
ECD. Tel. 220-9303, Instant
employment.
A VACANCY EXISTS for
a professional Live-in House
Keeper and Child care person.
Ages 38 yrs 55 yrs. Good
references a must. Experienced
farmer needed. Ages 45 yrs -
55 yrs. Friendship, EBD. 223-
6191, 226-9729. Closing date
March 24'".
VACANCY exists for one
Clerk with a sound secondary
education. Must possess
computer knowledge of
Quickbooks, Excel, Word and
the Internet. Please send
written application to: The
Manager, P.O. Box # 26035,
Georgetown. Please ensure a
contact number is listed.
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Campbellville, G/town.
MARKETING and Sales
Agents for Demerara, Berbice,
Essequibo. Also. Secretary/
Personnel Assistant, Intelligent
Maid (Live-in or live out),
Trainee Computer Operators/
Tutors. Apply in person with
written application between 10
am and 1 pm to Canadian
Immigration Services, 58 Upper
Robb and Oronoque Sts.,
Bourda (one corner from
Bourda Cricket Ground.
SCALER/OFFICE CLERK -
to work in Kwakwani area
Timber Grant. Either Scaler or
Accounts experience with
appropriate educational back
ground. Salary negotiable.
LUMBER SALESMAN -
experience not necessary but
knowledge of lumber species,
size and construction a must.
Excellent Math and
interpersonal skills. CHECKER
- to assist Salesman in function
described above. DRIVER off
road experience and ex Police
or Army training preferred,
licensed for car, trucks and
tractor. Send written
application with character
references to General Manager,
P.O. Box 10429, Georgetown
no later than Feb. 28, 2006.



LAMAHA Gardens, corner
- $15 million negotiable. 226-
7874, 642-4827.
117 MARIGOLD St.,
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
3955, 222-3610.
RESIDENTIAL lot 130'
x 60' on a corner in $4.8M.
Tel. 227-4040, 611-3866,
628-0796.
LOCATED in Mahaica
close to the New Bridge.
Interested person can call -
231-4675 or 225-9407.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
(anytme).._________
LAND FOR SALE. LAND
FOR SALE OLEANDER
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call 220-9675.
LAND, Lot 80 $11M, land
and house Lot 114 $12M at
Vreed-en-Hoop, W.C. Dem. Call
233-2783.
LAND OF CANAAN.
Blankenburg (WCD). Happy
Acres. Oleander Gardens.
Campbellville. -227-0464.
624-8234.







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HOUSE lot at 134 Nandy
Park approx 77.7 ft. long by
62 ft. wide. Enquire 226-
1084.
LAND 1.2 acres with
citrus, 2-storey -...- i r,; 30
ft. x 18 ft. 23 Alliance, Timehri,
East Bank Demerara. Phone
266-2093.
TWO transported ad-
lacent lots in Earl's Court,
LBI 18 080 sq ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
between 6-8am and 8-10pm
for details.
LAND for sale residential
area, 45 x 90, main road -
$6.5M neg. Contact Roberts
Realty 227-7627 office,
227-3768 Home, 644-2099 -
Cell.
DEMERARA River 10
miles from Linden, 250 acres
1 800 ft. by 8 000 ft. Ideal
wharf $100 000 per acre.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
HOPE. EBD public road
to river bank. Ideal for ships
warehouse $12.5M (US$62
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
ederson@guyana.net.gy
70 ACRES of prime
agricultural land (Titled)- 16
acres cultivated with citrus 2
buildings, river fr,:,,i-,rj f.-'
wharf Prince C.a, r '.' -:l
Bank Demerara River. Phone
266-2093.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,
2 miles from V/Hoop
Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
254-0397.
NEWTOWN $8M;
Meadow Bank $5M; Canal
No. 1 -15 acres $9M South
Ruimveldt $4.5M;
Wortmanville double lot -
$8.8M. Telephone 225-
3006, 646-6261.
GREIA Meadow Bank -
$5M; Le Ressouvenir $8M:
Friendship, EBD % acre
facing Demerara River $16M;
Versailles 1/ acre can
construct wharf on Demerara
River $16M. Tel. 225-3737,
225-4398.
PRIME residential house
lots-sized 50 ft. x 100 ft. plus
two hundred and twenty acres
of transported land. Located at
No. 6 Bel Air, WCB, adjacent
to public road. overlooking the
Atlantic. Tel. 232-0219 or 625-
0262.
LE RESSOUVENIR
(NORTH) land/property with
pool. Happy Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens.
Versailles (double lot), Duncan
St. $9.9M, Meadow Bank and
Highway lands (sand pit/resort),
etc. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.



2-BEDROOM concrete
apt. E.C. Demerara. Contact
No. 615-1994.
ROOM FOR SINGLE
WORKING FEMALE. TELE-
PHONE: 227-0928.
2 2-BEDROOM apts.
Contact Tel. # 220-5782, 220-
3975, anytime after 5 pm.
SHORT-TERM RENTALS
FOR OVERSEAS VISI-
TORS. PHONE 225-9944
BEL AIR PARK -
unfurnished 2-bedroom
bottom apt. $40 000. Tel. No.
226-5999.
2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster, Canal
#1. WBD. Contact # 615-
2230.
BRICKDAM US$1 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
BEL Air Park US$1 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
S $40 000 house, $80 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
HOUSE by itself Bel Air,
3 4-bedroom, parking, etc.
Ormela 277-0155, 626-
6618, 225-2166.
BOTTOM flat $60 000;
P/Nagar. Ormela 277-0155,
626-6618, 225-2166.
ONE building in Prashad
Nagar, suitable for School or
offices. Rent negotiable.
Telephone 226-0174.
GREIA Section 'K, C/
ville, whole unfurnished
building $90 000 neg. Tel.
225-3737. 225-4398.


SUBRYANVILLE US$1
200. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
612-2766.
1 LACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russeli Sts. Phone 226-
6603. 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St..Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male, non smoker. Te.
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
Fri.
ONE fully furnished
school or office building
situated in C/ville. Call 615-
1203. 226-2913.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville. 223-1329.
ONE three-bedroom top
flat in Kitty. unfurnished -
$45 000. Tel. # 226-0884.
BEL AIR PARK -
US$750. KEYHOMES -
223-4267, 612-2766.
SUBRYANVILLE for short
term rental 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished,
grilled, A/C, parking space. Tel.
226-5369.
(ONE) 2-bedroom bottom
fiat fully furnished apartment
at 85 Gordon Street. Kitty.
Phone 225-3441.
FURNISHED rooms-with
toilet & bath. Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel. 270-1214
- Gloria.
NEW furnished 2-
bedroom house for overseas
guest US$500 per mth. Call
27-3546 or 609-4128.
NEW one-bedroom apt. in
quiet area, suitable for single
working girl. Price $27 000.
Phone 227-5852.
2-STrREY 3 bedroom
house KITTY unfurnished -
$50 000. Tel. No. 226-5999.
REPUBLIC Park, Phase 1,
one top flat self-contained
apt. Call 225-5426 or 644-
3555.
PRASHAD NAGAR -
US$500. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
REGENT STREET, SHERIFF
STREET. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
BEL Air Park with swimming
pool US$3 500. KEYHOMES
- 223-4267, 612-2766.
$40 000 house, $80 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
BEL AIR PARK US$750.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
SUBRYANVILLE US$1
200. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
612-2766.
BRICKDAM US$1 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
BEL Air Park US$1 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
266 Atlantic Gdns. Fully
furnished. Tel. 220-3735.
NEW 2-bedroom self-
contained apartment tiled
bath, etc. Bel Air Park, facing
Duncan Street. Tel. 226-2675.
FURNISHED and
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
SEMI-FURNISHED
apartment in Queenstown $45
000. Call 641-3920 or 616-8083,
after 5 pm.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
in Charlestown, Georgetown.
Call Tel. # 227-4563 (Miss
Mohamed).
2-BEDROOM bottom flat -
Eccles New Scheme, EBD. Fully
grilled, light and water. Call 233-
2117.
ESTABLISHED business flat
to rent for any type of
businesses. Ideal for bond, in
Barr St., Kitty. Call 226-4014.
2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment with all modern
amenities, in residential area -
Oge. Close to airstrip. Tel. 642-
2956.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
2677.
ONE two-bedroom building
at 410 N.E. La Penitence, H/
Scheme. Rent $30 000 per
month. Call 227-6285.


NORTON ST. unfurnished
3-bedroom apartments $35
000. Tel. 231-2167 between 4
and 8 pm. No agents please.
TO rent one bottom flat 2-
bcdroom at 34 Delhi Street,
Prashad Nagar. No agent
required. Call 220-3938. -
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
642-8725.
UNFURNISHED three-
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212.
FURNISHED ROOM DE-
CENT, SINGLE WORKING FE-
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
APT. houses and rooms for
students, singles and Low
Income earners. ($20 000 -
$35 000). Call 900-8258, 900-
8262.
2 SELF-CONTAINED apts.
at Mon Repos, ECD. Toilet and
bath, electricity, water. Call 220-
0571, 646-6998.
QUEENSTOWN Diplomatic
home, American styled US$2
500. KEYHOMES 223-4267,
612-2766.
BEL Air Park US$1 500,
generator, A/C, Maid's quarters.
ully furnished, foreign
embassies. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
ONE bedroom for decent
working bachelor, situated at 316
Middle Street, North
Cummingsburg. Contact Eddie
at the above address.
BEL Air Park US$1 500,
generator. A/C, Maid's quarters.
Fully furnished, foreign
embassies. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
ONE three-bedroom upstairs
fully furnished house, garage.
over head tank. Located Bel Air
Park. Tel. 225-8986/277-3814.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or single
person $4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-5776.
SEMI furnished residential
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished at 236 Anaida Avenue,
Eccles. EBD. Contact No. 233-
2562 and 623-0338.
HOUSE by itself, Bel Air Park
- US$600, unfurnished, hot and
cold, garage, bed. etc. Ormela
- 277-0155, 626-6618, 225-
2166.
TOP flat $45 000. Ormela
- 277-0155. 626-6618, 225-
2166.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle, executive houses from
- US$600 to US$1 500. Enquiries -
pis call 624-6527/220-7021.
ONE large unfurnished
lower flat with bour rooms in East
Street suitable for business,
office, etc. US$500. Call 227-
3285 or 623-9852.
THREE-BEDROOM flats
self-contained master bedroom,
furnished, grilled, water tanks, A/
C, phone. Tel #'226-1342, 615-
3340.
ONE, two, three & four-
bedroom apartments rrom US$400
- US$1 500. Short & long term.
Queenstown, Georgetown. Tel.
624-4225.
OFFICE space to rent over 3
300 sq. ft. Queenstown, G/town.
Telephone & lots of parking
space. Price negotiable. Call
624-4225.
EXECUTIVE houses -
furnished and unfurnished. 3-
bedroom house fully furnished,
all rooms self-contained. house
by itself $50 000. 225-6556.,
610-4581.
PRIME location in V/Hoop.
WBD half of a bottom flat for
internet caf6, salon, boutique.
Tel. 225-7074, 225-6430. 264-
2694. Mon. Sun. 9 am 5
pm.
FOR overseas visitors -
house in Kitty, top flat furnished.
Contact Iris 617-3792. after
working hours. Dora Brooklyn -
718-282-3195, 917-653-7574.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to share located at
6'" Street Cummings Lodge.
Preferable student male.
Contact 337-4612, 624-0897.
617-5633.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suitable
for overseas visitors on short term
basis. Tel. # 226-5137!227-1843.


FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
FOR overseas guests
house, furnished flats, rooms.
house and apartment. Self -
contained and AC. Contact C &
S Night Club. Tel. 227-3128,
cell 622-7977.
RENTAL of kitchen & dining
area with all modern amenities.
at prime location along UG
Road. Serious enquiries only.
Call 222-6510, 6708, between
12 noon and 6 pm.
PRASHAD Nagar, Lamaha
Gardens, Werk-en-Rust, Kitty.
Newtown furnished/
unfurnished $25 000, US$2
500: Kingston office space.
Telephone 225-3006, 646-
6261.
FOR AMBASSADORS/
DIPLOMATS/EXECUTIVES/
COMPANIES fully furnished &
unfurnished houses and
apartments. University Gardens,
Le Ressouvenir (with pool),
Section 'K' C/ville (2 apts. -
US$650 & US$550),
Queenstown, Subryanville. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
EXECUTIVE HOUSES AND
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town), etc., bond, C/ville, etc.
TEL 226-8148, 625-1624.
2-BEDROOM bottom apt. -
$30 000 preferred single person,
3-bedroom top apt. $45 000.
Others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372.
ONE house for rent. Semi-
furnished fully grilled. 4
bedrooms with 1 master room.
Executive type home. Location
- Ogle, ECD. Lot 3 Old Rd. Call
622-6165 for more information.
SHORT and long-term fully
furnished apts. -suitable for
overseas visitors in residential areas:
Queenstown, Bel Air Park. Lamaha
Gdns. etc. Call: Shades & Shapes -
642-8725.
FOR executive professional
only, 33 Continental Park
(Republic Park area), two-storey
double garage, security alarm,
hot water US$800 month
negotiable. Call 233-5493 after
6 pm.
D'ANDRADE ST., Newtown,
Kitty three-bedroom apartment
(bottom flat), front house, well-
secured and all modern
amenities. Small family
preferred. No pi:.'L;. place
available. Tel. --:b-4744, 621-
3438.
LARGE two-storey- 7
rooms, four-self contained, over
head tank, in Prashad Nagar -
US$1 000 and others. Roberts
Realty, First Federation Life
Building 227-7627 Office.
227-3768 Home, 644-2099 -
Cell.
FULLY furnished 1 & 2-
bedroom apartments air-
conditioned, hot and cold,
parking space to rent. For
overseas visitors. Tel: 218-
0392, 610-4911, 218-0287.
645-7705.
COMING from overseas
check out Sunflower Hotel or
other locations quiet area daily.
monthly, hourly A/C, T.C store,
etc. Call 225-3817 or 227-0805.
We take bookings.
CALL VISH REALTY for
rentals properties apartments
large offices space, bond space
& business premises. Prices from
- $40 000 to US$2 500. Tel. #
225-9780. Cell 613-9181.
VANIE REALTY
CONSTRUCTION, AUTO SALES
- 231-7765, 270-4695, 643-
1695. Properties to let. Houses -
furnished and unfurnished from
- $50 000 unfurnished to
US$600 furnished Section
'K'.
ONE furnished 2-bedroom
bottom flat fully meshed and
grilled, located in Roxanne
urnham Gardens. Telephone
and parking available. Call
Victor 227-7821 or 614-4934
for short or long term rental.
ECCLES PARK rental one
3-bedroom bottom flat
apartment to rent $45 000 neg.
Inside toilet and bath,
cupboards, 24 hrs., light and
water, parking facilities and
telephone. Call Mr. Khan 233-
2336 or 623-9972. 617-8944.
UG ROAD furnished
apartments, single & double
room apartments good for
overseas guest. office spaces
good for any type of businesses.
well-secured, air-conditioned.
TV, security. Meals can be
arranged for guest. Call 222-
6708, 623-3404.


OGLE 2-bedroom furnished
- 227-0464, 624-8234.


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Call
Up-To-The-Minute- Realty
All matters are
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Tel/Fax: 227-0721
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Hours of Business
8.30 am 5 pm

FULLY furnished three (3)-
storey house with spacious well-
developed lawns. Six (6) self-
contained rooms (5 are air
conditioned), three (3) other
rooms (2 are air-conditioned),
three (3) sitting areas, two (2)
dining areas, two (2) verandahs.
two (2) kitchen areas, maid's
quarter & outdoor swimming
pool. For additional
information/enquiries contact
226-3361, 227-7829, 226-6594.
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KITTY $32 000; C/ville $45
000; D'URBAN BACKLAND,
furnished $90 000; Happy Acres
- US$600; EXECUTIVE
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500;
New Haven US$2 000:
furnished. Bel Air 'ark, semi -
US$1000; Lama!-a Gardens.
Subryanville. jeenstown,
Prashad Nagar, ppy Acres.
UNIVERSITY GARDENS,
Republic Park, ct rs. OFFICE
BUILDING Ki !ston. Main
Street, Church ,reet, High
Street, New Mark. Street, Barr
Street, Bel Air Pa. BUSINESS
PLACES Re nt, Robb,
Sheriff, Croal, offers. BOND
PLACES central Georgetown,
East Coast, Lorm ard. others.
LAND FOR SALE Oleander
Gardens, 130 x 90 iet- $16.5M;
Happy Acres. Atlaitic Gardens,
Bel Air Park $16.5M. others.
MENTORE/SINGH REALTY -
225-1017, 623-6136 or 64 Main
and Middle Streets,
Georgetown.



PRIME location. No agent,
sold by owner. Call 227-8519.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
187 WATERLOO Street
(front house). Contact No. 233-
2745, 2783.
BUIDLING situated in
Blygezight Gardens. Price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
0174.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
gotiable.
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
5739
HAPPY Acres $15M,
Atlantic Gardens $23M.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
BEL AIR PARK double lot
- $45M neg. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
--...... ..... --- -- ---- ----P r- -- - M-
D'AGUIARS Park $45M.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
CAMPBELLVILLE $8M.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
PRASHAD NAGAR -
US$500. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
REGENT STREET, SHERIFF
STREET. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
BEL Air Park with swimming
pool US$3 500. KEYHOMES
- 223-4267, 612-2766.
REPUBLIC Park (new) -
$20M. KEYHOMES 223-
4267, 612-2766.
CHARLESTOWN. fully
concrete executive $13M.
Ormela 277-0155, 626-6618,
225-2166.
P/NAGAR $15M NEG.
ORMELA 277-0155, 626-
6618, 225-2166.
JOHN ST., C/VILLE $8M.
ORMELA 277-0155, 626-
6618, 225-2166.
ROBB ST.. business $40M
neg.; Campbellvil!e, two-
storeyed $13M neg ; East Bank
- Meadow Bank $7.5M.
Telephone 225-3006.


ONE (1) flat concrete
house situated at
Annandale, E C Dem. Price
- $3M. Call 621-4253.
QUEENSTOWN
Diplomatic home, American
styled US$2 500.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
ECCLES New concrete -
$18M, also Eccles(AA)- $36M.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
LAMAHA Gardens $17M,
Prashad Nagar $16M.
KEYHOMES 223-4267, 612-
2766.
ATLANTIC Gardens, front
- one concrete-fenced house
lot. Contact Tel. 220-5699, Cell
613-3487.
ATLANTIC Gardens, front
- one 6-bedroom mansion.
Contact Tel. 220-5699, Cell
613-3487.
CRANE HIGHWAY,
RUIMZEIGHT GARDENS. 227-
0464, 624-8234.
GREIA Please list your
properties for sale or rental
with us and expect quick
results. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-
bedroom property for sale in
Amelia's Ward, Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-
4938.
CHARLESTOWN
concrete and wooden house,
yard space suitable for any
business $19.5M. Tel. 226-
0170.
.... ... .. ... . .. ..........
1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale $40M, price neg.
Plaisance suitable business
purposes. 231-7666, 226-
7817.
ONE double lot 128' x
40' 3-bedroom property wood
and concrete. Price
negotiable. No Agent. Phone
623-2789.
BUILDING situated in area
3 2 D Sophia, North of the
Embankment Road. Price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
0174.
ONE transported concrete
7-bedroom property. Must sell.
(Non-flooded area). Owner
leaving. Call Mathura 625-
1676 No Agent.
PLAISANCE 3-bedroom
Ocean view corner lot house.
one block from E C Public
Road. Asking $6.9M. Call 225-
5591, 619-5505.
/2 ACRE of land 200
length and 100 width, 3
chicken pens and lots of fruit
trees. Owner migrating $4.8
million. Tel. 610-2037, 261-
6086.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
killed in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
GREIA Large new built
beautiful modern concrete
building with up to date facility.
Price $33M neg. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
PROPERTY at 92
Oronoque St., Queenstown -
$15M neg., repairs. No Agents.
Dial 26-7494.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-
2678.
LE PENITENCE (Public
Road), Mc Doom (highway),
Eccles (highway), Bagotstown
- 3-storeyed concrete, Republic
Park 227-0464. 624-8234.
ATLANTIC Gardens.
Atlantic Ville. Bel Air Park,
Alberttown, Vlissengen Road.
Kingston, Regent Street.
Carmichael St. 227-0464.
624-8234.
HUGE PROPERTY ON
120' X 60' LAND. Back of
land suitable for another house/
bond, etc. Campbell Avenue.
near Sheriff St./Demico Outlet
- $20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
1624.
BEL AIR SPRINGS.
Prashad Nagar, Blygezight
Gardens. Section K'
Campbellville. Meadow Brook.
Festival City, Land of Canaan,
EBD. West Ruimveldt,
Charlestown from S2.8M
upwards. HEMS 225-3006/
646-6261.


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POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
333-3688.
ONE four-bedroom house,
self-contained on ECD, 30
minutes drive from city. Contact
227-6993 available from 01
March, 2006. Serious enquiries
only.
'C/VILLE 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suits
(2), families, property
investor, land 4 x 141,
wothiviewing. Mrs. Y. Wilson
226-2650, 229-2566.
d LARGE wooden house on
double lot $1.8M and double
loti- $1.2M, at De Kenderen,
West Coast Dem. Contact Khan
660-7924 or 263-5267 after
5 pm.
S KERSAINT Park vacant
new 2-storey property acre
lahcd, 3-bedroom, 2 toilets,
baths $15M (US$75 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
i OVERSEAS/local doctor,
new hospital, 1 block long, 75
width. Can be general hospital.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
'D'URBAN St., Lodge,
vacant 2-storey concrete/
wooden building, Hollywood
designed apartments $13M
(US$65 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
STATION St., Kitty 2-
storey, 8-bedroom residence, for
taxi, internet/general business
$13.5M (US$67 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
GIFT: High land, no
flooding Yarrawkabra 3
buildings, general store, 2-flat
2-bedroom house, 3
unfinished, 2-storey concrete
building $4M (US$20 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
GIFT: Kingston vacant
corner 3-storey 6-bedroom
mansion for foreign offices -
$36M (US$180 000).
Ederson's -:226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
URGENTLY needed -
Commercial, residential
buildings for sale or rent.
Regent St., Robb St.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
OVERSEAS local owners
of buildings we have general
management services paying
bills, rates/ taxes. Ederson's-
226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy_
BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6-bedroom
mansion. Ideal foreign mission
- $50M neg. (US$250 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
ECCLES. residential -
vacant corner fully concrete 2
storey luxurious bedroom -
$25M neg. (US$125 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens vacant 2-storey
concrete/wooden 3-bedroom
mansion, fully grilled, garage -
$7.5M, (US$75 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
GIFT: Republic Park-
residential 2-storey, 4-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots $20M
(US$100 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
ATLANTIC Gardens new
2"storey ranch type mansion on
2 .house lots $26M (US$130
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I
ederson@guyana.net.gy
FOREIGN local investors -
3-storey steel and concrete
building Georgetown business
centre divided into 40 mini
malls US$300 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
NOOTENZUIL, ECD -
vacant 2-storey 6-bedroom
building, on double lot to build
another house $3.7M (US$17
000) neg. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
TUSCHEN Housing
Scheme 1-year-old 2-storey
concrete 3-bedroom mansion
Hollywood style. Inspection
anytime $7.5M (US$37 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
no


BANKS PARK- $11M, South
$8M and $9M, land $4.5M -
South, South $16M, double lot
house and land. Tel. 218-4396,
622-5853.
DOCTORS own your 2-
storey concrete hospital in New
Market Street. Ideal general
hospital $17.5M (US$87 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana.net.gy
GREIA Near Demerara
Harbour Bridge, huge three-
storey concrete on double lots,
concreted, compound with
storage bond and security hut.
Price $52M neg. Tel. 225-3737,
225-4398. i
GREIA Canal No. 2 $3M,
$4M, Diamond $3M, Crai -
4M, Strasphey ECD $5M,
Triumph, ECD $7M, Alberttown
$6M, Newtown $7M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
CAMPBELLVILLE 6i
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,
kitchens, suits (2) families.,
Property investor land- 48 x'
141,worth viewing. Mrs. Y. Wilson'
226-2650, 229-2566.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
$16.5M & $45M; Alberttown -
23M $47M; Foulis $8M;
Triumph $22M; Hampton!
Court, E'bo Coast -$5M. All neg.:
265-3067/233-2180/616-7803.
GOING Cheap! New vacant!
2-storey concrete 5-bedroom;
house. Lot 202 Section 'C':
Enterprise, ECD with 2 toilets, 2:
baths, fully grilled, 110 220v,
telephone. Tel. 611-8912, 227-
3788 Eddie.
183 185 TRIUMPH;
Backlands Agriculture Road. 2
Foundation pads with columns
installed 20' x 30' and 50' x 100',
Excellent piece of property. 233-
2546, 623-8058, 623-0501.
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house, South
Ruimveldt Gardens Contact
Ronald on 662-5033 or Samantha
on 624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant
possession.
13 -14 PANDIT Street,
Bagotstown, East Bank
Demerara. Modern luxurious 3-
storey building on double plot
of land. Ideal for home, hotel,
school or retirement home.
Tel. 623-0501, 623-8058, 233-
2546.
VANIES REALTY
CONSTRUCTION Co. also AUTO
SALES 231-7765. 270-4695.
643-1695. Properties for sale -
South Ruimveldt $7M; Mocha
$2M; wooded building 3-storey
$25M neg All amenities.
UG ROAD one-year-old
two-storey concrete building
well-designed with going
business. Restaurant, bar, roof
garden, Internet Cafe, Office
spaces, self-contained
apartments. Serious enquiries
only. Call 222-6510, 222-
6708.
GREIA Lamaha Gdns. -
$17M; Supply.EBD Public
Road to. Demerara River with
large concrete building -
$20M: Versailles, WCD with
access to Demerara River -
$14M, $18M; Kitt $16M;
Station St., $12M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
RENTAL/buying and
selling of property. Quality
houses at competitive prices.
262 Thomas Street, N/C/burg,
Call today 'for more
information: Tel. (0) 223-7219
- Mr. Hemal Ajodha, Cell 629-
2119 Mr. Vishnu Ramdhani.
ONE, three-storey building -
33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal for
Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
5 EXECUTIVE HOUSES -
for sale of top quality. All
houses are fully concreted with
two flats with master room, A/
C, hot and cold, closets, tiled
floor, etc: Prashad Nagar-
$38M, $35M and $22M, N/
RuimveldI $15M, Meadow
Brook Gardens $13.5M.
MASTER PIECE REAL ESTATE
- 218-4396, 622-5853.
FOR SALE BY OWNER -
2-storey fully concreted house
- 5 bedrooms. 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet, hot
water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park. EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.


PRINCES St., N/B $6.3M,
Annandale Sth $3.3M/$2M.
Ruimzight Gdns. $12.5M, Crane
Old Rd. $9M. Land: Foulis,
ECD $9.5M, Bachelor's Adv.,
ECD $5.5M. Call 223-6346/
263-7110 Seeker's Choice
Real Est.
BEL AIR PARK $30M,
Vlissengen Road $35M,
Nandy Park $10.5M, Brickdam
$30.5M, Alberttown (business
premises) $18.5M, Bel Air
Gardens (land) $40.5M, Water
Street (bond) $32.5M.
Atlantic Gardens (double lot) -
$15.5M, Water Street (business
premises) $60M, Happy Acres
land (6 lots together) $35M,
Sheriff Street $40M. Vish
Realty 225-9780, Cell 613-
9181.
SOUTH PARK double for
business or residence, 5-
bedroom two-storey $16.5M;
two-family residence on main
road Aubrey Barker $12.5M;
Atlantic Ville, needs repair -
$6.5M;.Kitty Gordon Street -
three old building, land size -
45 x 110 $12M; others prices
ranging $6.5M $100M.
Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Building 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 -
Home, 644-2099 Cell.
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TRIPLE lots in Alberttown,
business and large house front
building measuring 30 ft. x 60
ft. Front building earns average
US$1 000. Back building
equipped with all modern features
wall-to-wall carpet, fully air-
conditioned (7 AC units), large
verandah, bar, fully grilled and
lots more. Must see to appreciate.
Price negotiable, space to park
12 cars. Phone 227-7677, 624-
8402/225-2503. _
ONE two-bedroom wooden
cottage St. Stephen's Street,
Charlestown $2.8M; two house
lots, 80 ft. x 113 ft., LBI $6M
each; one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
on double lot, Atlantic Gardens
$20M; one four-bedroom
concrete building on double
lot, Republic Park $20M; one
two-bedroom wooden cottage
on land 45 x 110 ft.,
Subryanville $16M neg.; four-
bedroom executive house, Bel
Air Park $28M; one three-
storey concrete and wooden
building, George Street -
$35M neg.; one old building
on large land, Camp St. -
$10M; one old house on very
large land, Queenstown -
$20M; one wooden and
concrete house on land 14 000
sq. ft, LBI $20M. Wills Realty
227-2612, 627-8314.
OGLE PROPERTY WITH
LAND -72' X 290'- $16M, CROAL
ST. $35M, REGENT STREET -
$35M, Le Ressouvenir (pool),
Atlantic Gardens $16.5M, &
$45M, (triple lot), Industry $8.5M,
GuySuCo Gardens, Bel Air
Village. Blygezight $10.5M &
$20M, (double lot), Prashad
Nagar $16.5M, Subryanville -
$24M & $48M. (double lot) Bel
Air Park, Queenstown $15M,
Duncan St. $9.9M. Kitty -
$10.5M, Triumph $8.5M &
Eccles $7.75M, Grove Public
Road, Parika Albouystown -
$2.5M/$3.5M. TEL 226-8148,
625-1624.



ONE new electric meat
saw. Contact Tel. 231-4691.
POM Pek Dachshund pups.
female only. Call 227-6202.
290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
3072.
"JESUS is Lord". Exercise
and graph books per dozen.
Call 227-7850.
ONE snack shop for sale -
226-2318, 622-5181. Price
negotiable.__
1 DOUBLE stall on Bourda
Green, close to North Road.
Call 643-6909.
PUPS for sale. Rottweiler
mixed with Doberman. Contact
Rocky 227-4584.
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-3113
or 610-6686.
SALE! SALE! On. enticing
French and American
lingerie, Call 225-4495 or
626-3178,
LAB equipment full works
to start a lab and 1 Yamaha
generator, 2 600 watts. Tel.
225-3199.
1 CRAFTSMAN 110v,
2400 watts generator. Priced
to go. Tel. 255-3718, 226-
9078, 622-4275.


4 POOL TABLES. TEL.
265-2103.
1 2005 HONDA CBR 600
RR, 1 200 Tacoma 4 x 4.
Owner leaving country. Tel.
622-8617.
WASHING machines
twin tub 110 volts) 8 Kg $49
00, 6.5 Kg $38 000.
Telephone -227-0060, 616-
5568.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.),
1 Coco Cola Cooler, 1
warmer. Tel. 627-8749 or
223-3024.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas.i
Also shock treatment for'
swimming pools. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday
to Friday.
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner, CD
Walkmans, car stereo and
DVD Player. Contact 225-
4112, 626-9264.
AC UNITS brand neW,, 5
000 150 BTU, Kenmdre
brand. Contact Juliana,at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
Going reasonable.
"NEW' yes new Honda
Generators 2500 6000
watts. Manual/key start, Eu-
British guaranteed. Phope
233-5500.
PUPS mother and
father, short and fluffy. 6
weeks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 220-4825,
anytime.
CHLORINE Tablets -
3" for swimming pools
only. Phone: 227-4857 (8
am 4 pm) Monday to
Friday.
ONE outboard 8 Johnson
engine, excellent condition.
Call 268-2244 Road Master,
Leonora, WCD.
REFRIGERATOR (large 2
doors), excellent condition,
no frost (GE), black. Call
625-7090.
PURE bred pitbull pups!
quality blood lines, 6 wks'
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 614-8209
2 POOLS table ini
excellent condition $2501
000 each negotiable.i
Contact Ameer 220-7770,
622-8321.
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1 LADIES' Jailing 50
cc. Priced reasonable for
quick sale. Must go
immediately. Call 641-
6916.
BRUSH Cutters 2,
chain saw 1. lawn mowers
- 3. blowers 2. Contact
Leonard 642-8868 or 225-
8527.
GERMAN Shepherd; &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated' &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
LABRADOR and German
Shepherd mixed pups 2.: ,
months old. 2 females. Tel. 226-
0931 or 616-7377.
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1 WEDDING dress Lsed, 1
second hand wardrobe, 1
German Shepherd puppy. Call
254-1217. Reasonable prices.
HOUSEHOLD items -
wardrobe, beds. stereo sets for
wedding, disco, etc. At' a
reasonable offer. Tel. 220-7252.
1 GRL upright freezer $35
000, 1 Compaq computer
system $55 000, 1 5 000 watts
generate coil $65 000. Tel. #
621-042T.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22.
502. 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons ahd
Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857
id8 am 4 pm) Monday Ito
rid a y ........................................................
QUANTITY of
permanent crops on Island
with transferable 50 years.
Lease in Essequibo. Great
Tourism Potentials. Tel.
260-4459.
PARTS for dryers!
washers thermostats, bells.
pumps motors, couplings,
valves, etc. Technicians
available. Call 231-6429,
622-5776.
ONE 3306 Caterpillar
engine, one low bed trailer, one
Nissan Laurel car, C 33. All
prices negotiable. Tel. 229-
6527.
1 WEB RAMP. 1 Sony
digital camera 3.2, 1 external
S6R Modem. 124 Port Hub.
Call 226-7755 (8 am 5 pm.
ONE 40-ft. fishing boat with
900-lb seine 6 000-lb ice box.
Price negotiable. Contact
Ramsehai on telephone
number 613-5936. 220-7530.


2 NEW flat screen TVs -
$75 000 each, neg. 1 stainless
steel bar-b-que grill (big) -
$100 000 neg. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 226-5136, 643-
6997.
CLOSING off sale a
quantity of Brazilian-made
tops and jerseys, also leotard
and tights -,$500 up. 122 -
123 Merriman's Mall, Bourda
622-4386.


FOR SALE

CD/DVD SALES

Computer Training Software
., Accounting Programmes

SNonon Anti-Virus 2006

CCI1ssic Indian Songs

SInoian Adult XXX DVD

.Brian Lara,400 not out


CLEAN DRY EARTH AND
ALSO SAND FOR SALE.
TEL: #611-0881.FOOD CART
with fryer, storage
compartment, etc. and food
warmers. Tel. 226-0170.
LAB COATS, HOME
ECONOMICS aprons and caps,
graduation gown and other type
of garment construction. Any
quantity & design. Call 227-
850.
ONE king size bed Serta
mattress; 20 inches Panasonic
television, 110 v 220v; Chester
drawers and solar type hair dryer,
one salon trolley. Owner leaving
226-1769.
ALL foreign used Honda,
Toyota, Nissan, Mazda parts.
tyres. lights, bumper, fenders,-
leather seats and engines, etc.
Contact Wazim. Tel. 220-5327,
627-4562.
ORIGINAL movies, VHS
wholesale and retail, digital
cameras, DVD recorders, video
projectors, 1200 turntables,
pools tables, etc. Tel. 226-6432,
623-2477.
TWO-Door English Ford
Sports car shell in perfect
condition and Toyota Cressida
car. Reasonable offer. Contact
Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
Telephone No. 225-1911.
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone:
223-6533 (8 am 4 pm)
Monday to riday (Saturday:
8 am 12 noon).
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to ne.v: 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
5876.
ONE rear cargo
compartment door suitable for
Toyota 4-Runners 1996 -
2000, complete with
upholstery panels, glass, 1
hydraulic shocks and
emblems. Price neg. Call 226-
0731.
ONE T V Cabinet, one large
vanity case (beauty salon), one
clothes drawer with cabinet, one
small Chester drawer, one three-
piece Green suite. 226-7494 or
2 Oronoque St., Queenstown,
Georgetown.
SKY Universal, authorised
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093. 227-1151 (Office).
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
$4.000: Alum: 55 Ibs $5.000;
Soda Ash: 50 lbs $5,000;
Sulphuric acid: 45 gals -
$45,000; Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday to
Friday.
1 HYSTER Fork Lift, 2
Surfacers, 3 Band saws, 1 cross
cut saws, 1 5-head moulder, 2
grinders, 2 bench saws, 1 wood
lathe, 1 broom stick machine. 1
portable rip saw, profile cutters,
blades. Round and square blocks.
Tel. 270-6460, 644-0150.
1 ISUZU Trooper engine
& 4 WD gear box $220 000,
1 500-lb. gas tank approx. half
filled $120 000, 1 steel
trolley $80 000, 1 Massey
Ferguson dump trailer in
working condition $190 000.
Call 641-2729, 228-5357.


WATCH and calculator
batteries, new shipment -
just arrived. Only $200, fitted
Tree while you wait. Guyana
Variety Store and Nut Centre.
Robb Street, opposite Salt
& Pepper Restaurant. Tel.
226-4333/227-1228.
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp
diesel engine with twin disc
pto ori bed, good general
conditi(' on $1.25M. 4H ft.
steel pontoon EX 12" diesel
with 15 x 28 ft. purple heart
sluice $0.5M. Located
Middle ; Mazaruni. Call
223-51050.
C IPfUTER deesk tops,
Laptops: from Acers, Dell,
Toshiba. Car audio, DVD
Players, LCD Screen Players,
CD Players. We match any
price. 'We guarantee only new
systems, customised to your
specifications. Call Tel. 335-
3002/626-9441/222-4547.
EQUIPMENT for sale.
Invitation to bid for the
following list of equipment. 1
Catefepillar D6M bulldozer, 1
Caterpillar D6 MXL bulldozer,
1 Caterpillar D4 bulldozer. 1
Caterp)illar 140G motor grader.
UNSERVICABLE 1 SP 48
Compactor roller, 2 EL 200
Caterpillar Excavator. 1 428
Caterpillar back hoe, ; DA 40
roller., Can be viewed at
Seereeram Bros. Ltd
Compound, Garden of Eden,
EBD. Contact Rakesh on Tel. #
266-2303. Reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.



3 F-150. TEL. 220-
9010 OR 646-1930.
21 BEDFORD
MODEL M TRUCK. TEL:
455-2303.
2003 Stepside Tundra,
fully loaded. 619-0063, 643-
9891.
TOYOTA Hiace
minibus 15 seats $1.7M
neg. Tel. #- 642-5899.
2 AT 170 Coronas.
Price $675 000 neg. Tel
621-1071. 270-6007.
ONE Galant, 4-door fully
powered, excellent condition.
Tel. No. 623-5127.
1 ET 176 Carina Wagon,
stick gear. Call Jeffrey. Tel.
# 622-8350 or 617-9031.
ONE AT 170 Carina with
music, A/C, clean and
excellent condition. Tel.
611-1146.
2 TOYOTA buses,
Super Custom, diesel
engines. Tel. # 225-
1429, 624-1147.
ONE refrigerated truck
for sale. No reasonable offer
refused. Tel. # 623-7212.
AE 100 Sprinter, AE 100
Ceres, EP 71 Starlet. Owner
leaving country. Call
Mathura 625-1676.
ONE Nissan Wagon,
Stick gear. One owner. Asking
$400 000 negotiable.
Phone 623-2789.
1 NISSAN Sunny BF 12
needs minor repairs. No
reasonable offer refused.
Contact 647-9764.
1 EP 82 Toyota Starlet,
excellent condition. Price -
$850 000 neg. Tel. # 265-
6690, 661-3123.
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf in excellent condition.
Price neg. Contact 220-
3946, 609-5339.
ONE RZ minibus BHH
series, in good condition,
mag rims, music system.
Tel. 646-6516.
NISSAN Laurel
excellent condition. Price
$380 000 neg. Tel. 226-
8634, 625-7703.
ONE Toyota Crown.
Mod-MS 122, series PBB.
Price $550 000. Laurence
616-9378.
JUST imported
Mitsubishi RVR 4 x 4, good
-mileage. G$3.3M neg. Tel.
642-9600 or 643-8366.
1 MERCEDES Benz
vehicle Serious enquiries.
Call 226-7755 (8 am 5
pm).
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab -
$2 650 000, 1 Cherokee Jeep -
$1.3M. Toyota Pick-up 4 x 4 -
$1.7M, Toyota Corolla AE 91 -
$900 000. Toyota Corolla 11 -
S775 000. Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.9M & $2M. TEL. 226-8148,
625-1624.


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1 JEEP Cherokee (good
condition). Call 226-7755 (8
am 5 pm).
1 RZ minibus EFI long
base; 1 AT 170 Carina car.
All in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953.
1 RZ LONG-BASE EFI,
PHH series 1450. Contact
Shameer Tel. # 662-9215 or
626-9780.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
whitee. Going cheap
uzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500. 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
4-WD- RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced
to go. # 621-7445.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA
Corona, automatic.
excellent condition. Price
n.eg otiable. Telephone -
223-1557.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf
crash bar, A/C, alarm, mag
rims, CD set. Excellent
condition. Tel. 226-2514.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
and one Toyota Carina 212.
Contact 54 Craig Street,
Campbellville. Tel. 227-
2435.
MITSUBISHI Canter.truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/
c, immaculate, condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
Contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
refused.
1 RZ bus, good
condition. Contact Tirbani -
233-2562, 623-0338, 199
Anaida Ave., Eccles, EBD.
NISSAN Station Wagon.
Asking $550 000. Make an
offer and drive away. Terms.
Call 226-3134 for inspection.
ONE TT 131 CORONA
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
ONE Honda 250 motor
scooter in good working
condition, CD 1280. Price -
$250 000 negotiable. Tel.
661-7015.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape
deck, AC etc. Tel. 617-
4063/225-0236.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer -
fully loaded. Owner leaving
country. Contact No. 646-1944.
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven;(1)
small mini-bus private. Tel:
227-1845 (8 am 4 pm),
229-6253, anytime.
ONE Long base RZ
mini bus EFI, excellent
condition, music system,
amplifier/mag rims. Must
be sold. Owner leaving.
Tel. 270-4250.
ONE Nissan Laurel -
fully loaded, Model C 33,
4-cylinder, gear, (PW, PM.
PS). Price neg. Call: 223-
9021, Cell: 629-7419
(Monty).
MUST BE SOLD. 2 RZ
in immaculate condition;
1 Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 100,
excellent condition. Fully
powered, DVD, mags, flair kit.
Price $1 250 000. Tel. 220-
1627, 621-9099.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
2946.
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.
AT 170 CARINA $750
000, Marino $1.1M. # 225-
7126. Dolly's Auto Rental, 272
Bissessar Ave., Prashad Nagar.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone
322-0309.


1 TOYOTA RZ Long base,
EFI, cat eye, mags, music -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
automatic, excellent condition
- $875 000. Tel. # 231-2612.
611-5370. Owner leaving the
country.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11 GX
100 good as new, low
mileage, Sports wheel & pipe.
Tel. 227-7658, 265-3615, after
hrs.
1 FORD F150, 1999, 2-door
automatic, fully loaded $3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-
5902.
1 NISSAN Cherokee.
excellent condition $850 000.
Contact Rocky -225-1400, 621-
5902.
1 TOYOTA Corolla AE 100.
excellent condition. Price neg.
Tel. # 222-4898 or 621-8543.
1 TOYOTA Tercel -
automatic, fully loaded, alarm,
sunroof, low mileage, hardly
used. $2.1M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic 1999
model manual, fully
powered, A/C, PJJ series $2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
621-5902.
1 AE 100 TOYOTA Corolla
- automatic, fully powered,
PHH series, never in hired -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
4 AT 192 Carinas, AE 100
Corolla, EP 82 Starlet Turbo,
Toyota Extra Cab Pick-up,
Toyota T100 Pick-up. Awar -
227-2834, 621-6037.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer -
immaculate condition, fully
loaded, colour Silver Grey.
Owner driven (female). Phone
226-6210, Cell 624-0450.
AE 100 Toyota Ceres -
automatic, fully powered, a/
c, mag rims, CD player,
spoiler, PHH series. $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
621-5902.
ONE TOYOTA Hiace IRZ
minibus, BGG series, engine
in good condition and vehicle
road worthy. Price $1M. Tel.
226-9890, 227-2612, 627-
8314.
NISSAN Pulsar 4-door car
with mag wheel, CD Player, fully
loaded, like new, Mitsubishi
Canter with refrigeration system,
3-ton truck. Call 225-5591, 619-
5505.
1 SV 32 Toyota Camry
(private hardly used),
automatic, fully powered, Ai
C, mag rims, clean car. Price
$1 350 000. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
BMW 325 I Convertible -
auto start, alarm, TV, DVD
System, very nice. Must see. Low
miles $2.5 million. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
1 AE 100 TOYCTA Sprinter
- automatic, excellent condition
- $1.1M neg.; 1 AE 100 Corolla -
automatic, fully power $1.2M
neg. Class. Call 628-7737..
ON wharf AT 192 Carina ($1
750 000) 212 Carina ($ 2 100
000). Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
610-3666.
ONE Toyota Carina 212
(mags) and one Mitsubishi
cancer (mags). Contact 54 Craig
Street, C/ville, 2 houses east of
Sheriff Street. Tel. 227-2435.
MAZDA Miata Convertible
Sports car only 17 000 miles,
5-speed, CD Player, like new -
$2.2 million. Call 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-cylinder
Sports car, needs general work,
sold as is $250 000. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
FORD Taurus Luxury Sedan
- 4-door, fully powered, 46 000
miles, just imported into country,
not registered, will register at no
cost to buyer $1.5 million. Call
624-8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE V6 -
2-door fully powered, automatic,
A/C. sunroof, auto start, alarm,
CD Player, mag wheels, roof
lights, front electrical damaged,
already bought most of parts
back, sold as is $1 Million. Call
624-8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) 4-
door luxury Sedan automatic,
power window, locks, seats,
digital dash, TV & DVD Player,
air-conditioner, only 47 000
miles, like new $4.5 million.
Call 624-8402, 227-7677, 225-
2503.


MAZDA Titan box truck
extended height box, fully
powered, A/C, like new, never
registered, will register at no cost
to buyer $1 900 000 cash. Call
624-8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle, just imported into
country, not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer $250
000. Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
TOYOTA Land Cruiser FZJ
80, manual 4 500cc. Fully
powered, roof rack, winch, bull
bar, side bars, fender flares, extra
gas tank. All genuine Toyota.
el. 222-4763 or 623-4441.
1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark 11
(immaculate condition) -
automatic, fully powered, A/
C. new engine, alarm, remote
start, credit available. Price -
$1M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 SV40 Toyota Camry
(PHH series), automatic, fully
powered, A/C,' chrome mag
rims, CD player, new tyres.
Immaculate condition. rice
- $2M. neg. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 4-Runner
V6, automatic, fully powered, a/
c, mags, CD player, music set,
built-in alarm system, new spray
job included. $2.3M. Credit
available. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
2AT 192 Carinas. PJJ series,
hardly used fully powered, A/
C, mag, music, etc. 1 Dodge Ram
- V8 engine, PJJ series. Owner
leaving. Contact Safraz 220-
2047, 644-6433.
1 WHITE reconditioned
Carina 212 TI (new model),
immaculate condition, PJJ
series, fully loaded, CD Deck -
$2M neg. Call Kim 226-
3441, Rasco 625-2518.
ONE RAV-4 GX 1997
model 98 000 KMH, airbags,
alarm, remote doors foreign,
no plate, fully loaded.
Immaculate condition $4.2M
neg. Phone 220-1543 or 645-
6016.
TWO Volk Wagons as is, pay
- $300 000 and get the other at
half price, plus numerous spares
to build another. Call 641-9128
- Shawn, North Road and
Wellington Street.
1 JEEP Wrangler $1.5M
neg, 1 Toyota Hilux, solid axle -
$1.5M, 1 Mazda B 2600 X-CAB
- $1.6M, 1 six-cylinder Perkins. 1
20-ft Reefer container Call -
617-8400.
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas, cat
eyes, ZX-600 excellent
condition, one owner, leaving
helmets, covers, accessories.
No reasonable offer refused.
Phone 223-1885, 642-3722.
TOYOTA Carina AA 60
Saloon needs repairs. Toyota
Dyna Canter truck, 2000 Kg.
Nissan Caravan bus, NA 20
engine series. Tel. 624-3614
- Cell, 274-0563, 274-0609.
ONE 2-ton enclosed
Mitsubishi Canter GHH 7721.
Price $1 650 000 neg. One
Toyota RZ minibus, automatic,
15-seater with mag rims and
music set. Price $1 650 000
neg. Tel. 259-3158.
VANIES REALTY
CONSTRUCTION, AUTO SALES
- 231-7765, 270-4695, 643-
1695. Vehicle for sale. AT 170 -
$675 000, AE 100 $1 150 000,
212 $1.8M and much more.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX 81
- excellent condition, remote
start, alarm, DVD/CD Player,
brand new tyres and magrims,
very low mileage, A/C, fully
powered. Call 613-0613, 624-
6628.
HYUNDAI Accent Car PFF
series, excellent condition $675
000 negotiable; Toyota Corolla
AE 111, never registered $1.7M
negotiable. Purchaser to pay
registration. Mint condition, very
low mileage. Contact Hakeem -
276-0245, 628-4179.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf (Dark
Green) 4 x 4 3Y engine,
Sunroof. Chrome rims 92745
Km. Former Director's vehicle,
excellent condition. Manual
transmission PGG 9103. Call
Allison 233-2631, 617-1576 or
Onassis 623-0775.
1 HONDA CRV (PHH series),
lady driven, low mileage,
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, step bars. crash bars.
roof rack, CD player. Immaculate
condition. Price $3.2M.
Contact Rocky #621-5902 or
225-1400.


1 Toyota Rav 4 (4-door)
came in brand new (fully skirted).
manual, fully powered, A/C,
chrome mag rims, roof rack. crash
bar, CD player, alarm, remote
start, step bar. Immaculate
condition. Price $2.7M (auto-
4 x 4). Contact Rocky #621-
5902 or 225-1400.
1 INTERNATIONAL
Tractor: 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
B engine: 1 Mini Bus scrap: 1
KE 10 engine & ear box; %
HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.: 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and oure.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
6262
AE 91 SPRINTER $500
000, AT 170 manual $650 000,
EP 71 Starlet $775 000, 2-ton
Canter- $1.1M, 212 Carina -
$1.6M, 212 Carina. new model -
$2M, Mitsubishi Lancer S1.7M,
Hilux Surf $2.4M, IRZ minibus
- S1M. Vehicle on wharf
available from S1.5M. Tel.
218-4396, 622-5853.
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HARRY AND SONS AUTO
SALES RZ- $1 350 000; RZ -
$1 800 000; 192 $1 200 000;
192 $1 250 000; AT 170 $775
000; Mark 11 GX 90 $2 200
000: RAV-4 $3 000 000; AE 100
Corolla $1 000 000; Mitsubishi/
Lancer $1 600 000. 185
Charlotte, Maraj Building.
Contact No. 227-1881, 227-
0265.
RECENT shipment from
Japan Toyota Carina AT 192 -
$675 000; Mitsubishi Lancer CK
2 $925 000; Toyota Corolla AE
111 $850 000: Toyota Corolla
Wagon $650 000; Mitsubishi
Mirage $1 050 000; Mitsubishi
RVR $925 000; Toyota Raum -
$1 100 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
wharf. Contact Hakeem 276-
0245, 628-4179.
1 XT YAMAHA 600 US$3
500; 1 Toyota AE 100 Sprinter -
5-forward, CD Player. amp., 16"
nickel mags, etc $1.1M neg.; 1
Toyota KE 74 Corolla Wagon -
brand new rims and tyres, CD
Player, recently over sprayed,
clean car $575 000 neg.; 1
Mercedes Benz E 190 series
Sports Model 17" nickel mags,
top notch $1.1 million neg.
Tel. 233-2336 or 623-9972.
ARE you interested in
buying or selling your
vehicles? Then contact Anita
or Rocky at Anita's Auto Sales
at 43 Croal & Alexander Sts.,
Georgetown or on Tel. No.
227-8550, 628-2833, 645-
3596. Toyota Carina AT 212,
AT 192, AT 170, AT 150, AA
60, Toyota Corolla & Sprinter
AE 100, AE 110, AE 91, Nissan
Sunny FB 13, FB 12, Blue
Bird, Mitsubishi Lancer,
minibuses IRZ, 3Y Caravan,
4-Runners, P/ups, BMW,
Toyota Wagon ET 176.
LANCER PJJ series,
automatic; 212 Carina PHH
series, automatic; AE 100
Corolla & Sprinter PHH & PGG
series; Marino & Ceres PHH &
PGG series, automatic; AT 170
Corona & Carina, FB 13 Sunny
Starlet, automatic and many
others. BUSES: RZ Long & Short
Base bus BJJ & BHH series;
Town Ace and Light Ace,
automatic and gear. PICK-UP:
Single Cab PJJ& PHH series &
Tacoma Single Cab, EFI. Small
amount of credit can be
obtained when you are buying.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, back of Brickdam
Cathedral Church. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
NOW IN STOCK. Toyota
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab
- L 172, LN 170, RZN 174,
Toyota Hilux Double Cab YN
107, LN 107, LN 165, 4 x 4,
RZN 167, RZN 169 Toyota
Hilux Single Cab LN 106,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185 YN
130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi Canter
FE 638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100, Toyota
Vista AZV 50, Honda CRV RO1,
Toyota RAV 4. ZCA 26, ACA
21, SXA 11, Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2
GX 100, Lancer CK 2A,
Toyota Corona Premio AT
210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110. Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon
AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-
8953. 226-1973, 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause you
deserve the best.


2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA V6,
2005, 1000 RR HONDA
TITANIUM, 1 MUFFLER
UNDER THE SEAT. 2005, R1
YAMAHA BLUE & WHITE, 2
MUFFLERS UNDER THE SEAT,
CHROME WHEELS, 2000
TUNDRA RED, 2004
KAWASAKI, 636 ZXR -
GREEN. TEL. 612-0099, 444-
6617 OR 615-3226.
NEW SHIPMENT
RECONDITIONED
VEHICLES. CARS:
MITSUBISHI LANCER CK 2A;
TOYOTA COROLLA NZE
121; TOYOTA IPSUM (8-
SEATER); TOYOTA PRIUS
(HYBRID), TOYOTA WILL
TOYOTA COROLLA AE 110/
SPRINTER AE 110, TOYOTA
VISTA ZZV 50 STARLET (5-
DOOR)/GLANZA TURBO EP
91, TOYOTA PASSO (NEW
2004) TOYOTA CYNOS
CONVERTIBLE, TOYOTA
CYNOS SPORTS COUPE EL
52 HONDA CIVIC. TRUCKS:
MITSUBISHI CANTER 2-TON
OPEN TRAY, ORDER EARLY
AND GET THE BEST PRICES
ON DUTY FREE AND DUTY
PAID VEHICLES, FULL AFTER
SALES SERVICE AND
FINANCING AVAILABLE. DEO
MARAJ AUTO SALES. 207
SHERIFF AND SIXTH
STREETS, CAMPBELLVILLE -
226-4939. A NAME AND A
SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST.



1 LIVE-IN DOMESTIC,
40-50 YEARS.
TELEPHONE 642-8781.
ONE RECONDITIONED
POOLS TABLE. TEL. 276-0394.
3 MACHINISTS. APPLY
18-23 ECCLES
INDUSTRIAL SITE, E B
DEMERARA.
GIRLS to sew. Apply
353 East St. Opposite G/
town Public Hospital.
MALE & females to work at
car wash. Tel. 231-1786 or 621-
5332.
ONE skilful Administrator
and Salesman or women with
driving skill, with an attitude of a
servant.
ONE Live-in Maid, 2
waitresses. Contact Bibi
Jameel. Phone 220-5244. 14
Vryheid's Lust.
INDUSTRIOUS and
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
THREE-BEDROOM apt.
for working persons in city
or suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
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ONE Live-in Domestic.
Between ages 18 and 30 years
old. Call Tel. 227-5665, 226-
7346.
HIRE car Drivers to work
day or night, shift and
Dispatchers. Call Jeffrey.
Tel. # 622-8350 or 617-
9031.
ONE Live-in Maid to
cook Indian dishes and do
light house work. Call 339-
4240 Amina.
EXPERIENCED Drivers
to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or 617-
9031.
1 FULL-TIME Auto
Mechanic supervisor. Attractive
salary. 225-4325 Ms Wrong.
ONE General Domestic
over 35 yrs. Salary $5 000
per week. Please call tel. # -
225-4656.
WAITRESSES. Apply in
person to Monty's Restaurant &
Bar. Last Street LBI or Tel. 220-
7846.
WANTED at Doc's Pools
Bar Bar girl, Waitress and
Cook. Tel. # 623-9557.
ONE girl to work in
mechanic office to keep
documents in order. Call #
226-9448, Timica.
IF you have a house,
building or apartment to rent
or sell, give us a call now. 265-
3067, 233-2180, 616-7803.
ONE male Cleaner, one
Driver. Apply Technical
Services Inc., 18 23 Eccles
Industrial Site, EBD.
LIVE-IN Domestic 25 -
35 yrs. old with weekend
off. Call Shiv on 225-8270
during working hours.
1 HAIRDRESSER, 1 Barber.
Call 225-5426 or 644-3555.
Pauline Hairdressing Salon, 177
Charlotte Street.


EXPERIENCED Puri
Maker also Salesgirl to work in
cafeteria. Apply Garden City
Cafe, 45 High St., Kingston.
CARPENTERS/Masons
with own tools. Apply Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb Street.
Ask for Johnny.
ONE ARC AND ACETY-
LENE WELDER. MUST KNOW
GRILL WORK. CONTACT: 21
BROAD STREET,
CHARLESTOWN. TEL: 225-
2835.
1 HANDYMAN, Gardener
between the age of 25 and 30
years. Please contact A 20
arima Avenue, Bel Air Park,
Georgetown.
LEES Snackette. One
Cook to make Purl. Egg
ball, Potatoes ball. 231-
1272 267 Thomas & New
Market Sts. Opposite PHG.
KITCHEN staff,
experienced waitresses -
day shift, Handyman.
Contact Eric tel. 643-
4403. 223-1682 or contact
189 Barr Street, Kitty.
COMPUTER Operator.
Must have CXC/GCE Maths
& English also Microsoft
Office. Internet World, 16
'B' Duncan St., Newtown,
Kitty.
EXPERIENCED Driver and
Conductor to work on minibus -
Kitty/Cville Route. Contact
621-7312, 231-4633. 661-
5599, 226-8024.
MIDDLE aged male
individual with secondary
education to work in small
Hardware store.
Accommodation can be
provided. Call 226-9810.
ACCOUNTS/Stock Clerk,
Fitter/Machinist, Labourers.
Apply in person to Dalip Trading
Ltd., 11 14 Broad St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 225-0239.
BUSINESS owners/
vendors to participate in a
one-day national exhibition.
Interested person, kindly call
218-3726/617-4400/261-
5625.
ONE experienced Cook
specialising in all dishes. Apply
to Sleeping Guest House, 151
Church Street or call 231-7667,
between 10 am and 4 pm.
EXPERIENCED
Handyboys. Apply with written
application to Regent
Household, Electronic at 143
Regent Road, Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
edicure, facial and
airstyles, etc. Also chairs
to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
ONE LIVE-IN Domestic to
assist in home. Must be from
the country area. Age
between 18 and 25 years.
Apply in person to: 305 East
Street, South C/burg.
BUYING all scrap metal,
aluminium, copper, brass and
scrap iron. Call 266-2515, 266-
2207. 266-2076. 266-2492
(Fax) Email:
rnetram@yahoo.com
HONEST and Reliable
Drivers to work in a large busy
taxi service. Fully loaded cars,
excellent pay and benefits.
Must have hire car Licence.
Please call 226-0731 anytime.
EXPERIENCED
Waitresses & Kitchen Help to
work at The Green House
Restaurant & Bar UG Road -
$1 000 per shift. Apply in
person between 5 pm and 6
pm daily.
CLERICAL staff,
salesgirls, porters, guards &
driver with Canter Licence.
Apply Avinash Complex, A
& B Water Street,
Georgetown. Contact 226-
3361, 227-7829.
RESIDENTIAL AND
COMMERCIAL properties/
land/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
625-1624.
ABLE-BODIED
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St.'
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri. .._.
WANTED 2 females
and 1 male security
personnel. Apply in person
with relevant information
to: The Business School, 43
Brickdam, Stabroek, G/town.
Tel./Fax. 226-2319.


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ONE Driver. Contact
Ann, Tel. # 227-2800.
LIVE-IN Caretaker.
Preferably couple with no
children from countryside.
Please send written
application to: The
Secretary, P.O. Box # 26035,
Georgetown. Please ensure
a contact number is listed.
1 OFFICEAssistant. Must
be able to make up wages &
NIS. Must have computer
knowledge. Ages between 35
and 48 years. Apply with
written application to
Hamson General Store, 116
Regent Road, Bourda.
50 SECURITY Guards
for Baton, Armed and
Canine (Dogs) Division, 2
lorry and van Drivers to
work as Drivers on contract
(like minibus). Contact The
Manager. R.K's Security
Service 125. Regent
Road, Bourda.
CARPENTER/JOINER.
Attractive remuneration
package offered. Apply in
person to: The Personnel &
Training Manager, National-
Hardware (Guyana) Limited,
17 19A Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
ONE Graphic Designer/
Computer Operator. who can
manage an Internet Service
and also printing of logos on
to various commodities.
Interested persons must have
at least three (3) subjects at
CXC examination, one of
them must be "English
Language" and a good
knowledge about computers.
Please send you applications
to "DOUBLE L
ESTABLISHMENT" Lot 22
Shell Road Kitty,
Georgetown, Guyana along
with your address and a valid
contact number. Contact
Leonard 642-8868, 225-
8527.


1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI), automatic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel.- 338-
2345.


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


1- GOING business
place, 30ft x 35t1 1-
secured beautifully tiled
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3
bedroom house fully
grilled in N/A.Call 333-
2500.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes
located in Coburg Street
(next to Police
Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634



1 3-STOREYED
building, newly built in the
heart of New Amsterdam.
Price reduced
drastically. Call 333-
2457, 337-2348.
2-STOREY prime
residential property
situated in Canefield
Canje Public Road. Price
- $20 million, negotiable.
Contact Tel. 327-7164.


Wales swept aside 47-13 "



by impressive England


... Ireland beat Italy 26-16


By Rex Gowar

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- England will not easily
loosen their grip on the World
Cup rugby next year if
yesterday's emphatic 47-13
win over European champi-
ons Wales is anything to go
by.
The world champions ran
in six tries at Twickenham to
sound a warning not only to
their immediate rivals in the rest
of the Six Nations tournament
but the southern hemisphere gi-
ants too.
Ireland, who struggled to
beat Italy 26-16 in Dublin, and
Scotland, who host France at
Murrayfield today, look like
they could also be on the receiv-
ing end of a beating by Andy
Robinson's fast maturing side.
France, expected to brush
aside the Scots, will need to live
up to their pre-tournament tag
of favourites to halt England
when they meet in Paris next
month.
The Welsh were lacking half
a dozen of the players who
helped them win the grand slam
last season and were not over-


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This did not, however, di-
minish England's performance
as the penultimate Six Nations
tournament before the 2007
Rugby World Cup in France got
under way.
Six different players
scored the tries for England
- who led 15-10 at the break
- three of them veterans of
the 2003 World Cup victory
in Australia.
Wing Mark Cueto and
flanker Lewis Moody touched
down in the first half, while cen-
tre Mike Tindall and replace-
ments Lawrence Dallaglio, Matt
Dawson and Tom Voyce did so
after the interval.
England's performance
was full of confidence, for-
ward control and intelligent
running, a far cry from last
year's Cardiff fixture that
Wales took 11-9 and another
step forward from last
November's tests.
"It's our ability to play in dif-
ferent ways and I think that
showed today," Robinson said.
"We are not tying to kid ourselves
that we are better than we are but
we did show an improvement and
a more complete game."
His Wales counterpart
Mike Ruddock saw no disgrace
in the size of the defeat and
said: "If ever we're going to
have a test of playing depth, it's
best that it happens this year
rather than next year. a World
Cup year."

FRANCE NEXT
Ireland, who scored two
tries to one, need a dramatic im-
provement when they meet
France in Paris next weekend.
"If you go to the Stade de


France and play like that you're
going to get obliterated," said
captain Brian O'Driscoll in a
brutal summing up of the
Lansdowne Road match.
Coach Eddie O'Sullivan,
however, said Ireland could
benefit from the more open
game he expects France to
display.
"I think France will throw
the ball around a bit and it will
be an open game which will suit
us," he told the post-match
news conference.
Italy have to quickly lick the
wounds of a Dublin defeat in
which the luck was with the
Irish to brace themselves for
England's visit to Rome next
weekend.
Captain Marco Bortolami
came off early with a head wound
that needed three stitches but the
hurt was more psychological for
Pierre Berbizier's team after a con-
troversial try helped the home side
to their win.
Television replays appeared to
show that wing Tommy Bowe did
not touch the ball down properly
for Ireland's second try and
Berbizier complained afterwards
that the referee had not consulted
the video umpire.
"We want to play with the
same rights as the other team.
we cannot play with a handi-
cap." Berbizier said.
Bortolami said the im-
proving Italy side has "an-
other small step to make to
win these matches".


Smith leads




From back page
into the fouirIh and final day today.
Earlier. Guyana rescuing ;it l245 lor cight. added 31 runs for
the loss of their last two wickets, as they \xerc dismissed for 276.
a lead o 87 runs on firsl innings.
lest batsman R;iunnaresh Sarwan. unbeaten on 104 overnight,
added Iust folur to his score. before falling to the last ball of the
day's first over Iromn meldium-pacer Jean Paul.
Overall, the right-hander batted 280 minutes, faced 228 balls
and lashed 13 fours and one six.
The last wicket pair of Imran Jaferally (15 not out) and Reon
King (9) managed to eke 27 runs out of the last wicket before the
innings closed.
Kenroy Peters, who accounted for King, finished with four
for 43 while Paul grabbed two for 41.
Smith and Craig Emmanuel then gave the Windwards a solid
start as they added 68 for th'e first wicket in enterprising fashion.
SAfter going to the lunch break at 39 without loss with Smith
on 22 and Emmanuel. 15, the Windwards lost Emmanuel Ibw to
off spinner Imran Jaferally for 26.
Alvin LaFuille joined Smith in a second wicket stand of
38 before Smith was caught at leg slip by Narsingh Deonarine
off Sarwan's leg-spin, shortly after tea with the scoie on 106.
He batted 172 minutes, faced 152 balls and struck six
fours.
LaFuille, unbeaten on 19 and Hyron Shallow, 34 then saw
Windwards safely to the close, despite a near two-hour long
rain interruption. Play will start half an hour earlier on
-today's final day....


SECOND-HALF tries from Mike Tindall, Lawrence Dallagl
Matt Dawson and Tom Voyce take the game away frr
Wales. (BBC Sport)


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functions to be carried out as we draw even closer to this
landmark occasion," Gordon pointed out.
"Cricket has always been a binding force among Caribbean
people and this is a signal opportunity for the sport, which means
so much for us as a region, to unite us in an even more meaningful
way.
The tournament opening ceremony will be staged on
March 11 in a new stadium being constructed in Trelawney,
Jamaica, with action getting under way two days later with
the opening fixture between West Indies and Pakistan at
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SIn loving memory of
our dear son and
brother MARK
ANTHONY
BELLAMY of 1 4
Supply, E. B. Dem
Departed this world
February 3, 1985.
Alive in our hearts.
Sadly missed &
forever remembered
by your mom
Camille, brothers & sisters
Laurence, Richard. Marcel & Natalie,.. :
Cousins &other relatives -- .;
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RAMJEAWAN In loving memory of our .
beloved father and grandfather
RAMJEAWAN LUTCHMAN a/k -
HARRYPAUL o E.sit VVillage WCD. "
whodeparted.February2. 1997 '


SA wonderful father has gone to rest
SFor all ofus Dad did his best
We miss you andai as atii Dad
Your place in our heart no other ran fill
God knows best to ease ourpain, s.
SHe calledyou home to etermalrest
Sadly missed and lovingly
. remembered by his children Pam.
Roy, Neirmela, Mala, Sharmila and
Rakesh, grands Vijeta, Kevin. Alex,
Alana, Melissa, Anela, Alicia, Rishi,
Rahaul and Andrew. in-laws Boyie,
Dennis, Singh, Anil and Susie,
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memories our beloved one VERNON
MAURICE HINDS who left us on February 3,
2005.
The one we love
Remains a pait of us
Ourloved one V H. left the world .
Butneverourhearts.
Sadly missed by his wife Joan Hinds,
children, grandchildren, foster son and
daughter-in-law, sisters and brothers.


Davidson spurs ECI to victory

A FINE all-round perfor- spurred Engineering Con- to a 31-run victory over 'Dis-
mance from Hillary Davidson struction Incorporated (ECI) turbing the Peace' in their
first of the two best-of-three
25-over tape ball cricket en-


In Loving memory of



who departed this life on February 1st, 1994
Another year has passedsince you were_
called to your heavenY home
Yet to us it seems as i t was onfy
yesterday that you shared our fives
We miss you &earfy hut are comforted with
memories of af the wonderul, loving times
we shared.


counter which began last
Sunday at the National Park
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Davidson slammed four
fours and two towering sixes in
his 45 to help his team set up a
challenging 185 all out in the
penultimate over and then
bowled out the opposition for
154 in the 22nd over.
Davidson got good support
from Trevor Henry who made
47 (6x4, 1x6). Christopher
Barnwell grabbed three for
19 from his five required,
overs while there were two:
wickets each for Jason Benn,
Dennis Squires and Paul
Bevaun.
In Disturbing the Peace' in-
nings, the top scorer was Steven
Jacobs who hit an even half-cen-
tury which contained seven
fours.
Davidson returned with the
ball to claim three for 28 from


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Vidor, Sharon, Karran, grandchildren, other relatives and friends
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IDILCHAND: In cherished memory of
SURSATTIE DILCHAND of Tenez Firme,
Canal No. 1 Polder. West Bank Demerara,
who died on January 30, 1987.
Dear Mom:
You stand besides our beds at nights
We know because we sense a glowing light
You come with the wind and touch us gently
We seem to hearyou whisper
"I love you my dear ones. you are all still very
precious
Although many years have gone by"
DearMom:
Nineteen years seems not so very long
We do not gneve but have memories
That makes us strong
In your memories we see the love you shared
And know how much you really cared
For each and everyone of us
DearMom:
S You will always be remembered by your
husband, eleven children, sons and
daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great
grandchildren, other relatives.

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Remembenng our beloved one LUIGI
MARCUE WICKHAM, of NtE York l
Bagolslown Easlt Ban kD,-nrraird -.N
Sunrise February 1 1, 1931
Sunset February 01,2003 :
Three ears h3le Fpasej d .I'e .
that sadda.
LVhen our loI ed one nas called

Your lile tas lulil lindli\ d eed
Giving a helping hand lo all rnneed
J Only those who had e l ost wouldd lell the pain
of ala sI tarei e, i.
Gone s the lace ie Ija e ,, dear
S'.eelts the rvo-e ise Itoh r ed o hear
Clear is the rnemor sweel is your name
In ourlhearts ou iLll aays remain
Remembered by his loving wife, children, grandchildren,
great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives and friends.
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HILLARY DAVIDSON
his five overs while Justin
Plummer and Henry assisted
with two wickets apiece.
'The second fixture is
scheduled for today from
13:00 h at the same venue.

Under-19

World Cup

cricket...
From page 31
not lacking for diversity.
It would be a success if not
only a clutch of young players
came onto the scene, but a
couple of developing
cricketing nations made steps
to establish themselves.
The 'big' attraction then
made its appearance; a huge el-
ephant with rider plodded
into the marquee, carrying the
trophy and presenting it to
Speed.
It was an impressive addi-
tion to the show, certainly not
something you would see at
Lord's or the MCG, but you
just sat there hoping it was
not an easily spooked ani-
mal. The master of ceremo-
nies couldn't resist an obvi-
ous pun as the elephant plod-
ded away, claiming this was
going to be a "jumbo tourna-
ment".
Speed's opening speech
followed and showed he still
had a sense of humour, de-
spite a number of testing situ-
ations he has had to deal with
around the world of late.
"The ICC are often blamed
when things go wrong in in-
ternational cricket," he said,
"so it was.no surprise that as
I drove from the airport in
the heavy rain I was told it
was the first time in 12 years
it had rained in February."
There certainly isn't
much that can be done about
the weather and it just has to
be hoped that it doesn't af-
fect the tournament to any
great extent.
Despite the untimely
rain, however, thoughts are
now firmly turning towards
the real action with the build-
up now complete. As Speed
added, "may the best team
win". (Cricinfo)


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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
(ICC CWC 2007) is one of the world's
largest sporting events, attracting a
worldwide television audience of over
two billion people. The prestige of the
Event and its global reach makes it a
target for ambush marketing, a
phrase which is becoming more famil-
-iar among people in the Caribbean.


What is ambush marketing?

Ambush marketing (otherwise known as guerilla
marketing) is the strategic placement of market-
ing material and promotions at events to attract
consumer and media attention. It is an exploitive
tactic by a party to gain benefits from an event's
publicity, without having any connection with the
event or paid anything to derive such benefits.


Direct Attacks vs. Surprise Attacks

There are two forms of ambush marketing:

1. Association- These are direct attempts by an
ambusher to mislead the public into thinking
they are an authorised partner or associated
with the event. For example:

Promotions where the prize is a travel package
or ticket to the Event
A company advertising its brand a., an
"unofficial sponsor" of the ICC CWC( 2007
Advertising using the ICC CWC 2007 match
schedule

2. Intrusion- These are surprise atte mpts where an
ambusher uses the event as a means to
promote their brand or services. For example:
Placing ads on the outskirts ofthe stadiumm
premises


* The sale of unofficial ICC CWC 20'
merchandise at or around st:,_;..


related


KNOW THE FACTS

Why discourage ambushers?
Cornnmercial partnership; are vital to the
existence of the ICC Cricket \.'orl Cup arid -rric et
as a sport. If successfuli, ,t]n-ibu Ish l-art keting po-e s
.1n economiic threat to ou0L licensees' investments
and could affect the ability of the tournamrenit to
attract tJfture spnsorship Unaui.tho i Ised associa-
tionw dilute the value of thl eent t arnd the value
ot any offi,:cil ss'ocatioin s '.,ith it.

Who is authorised by ICC CWC 2007 Inc. ?
Oil, C IC CWC 2C'7 cori'inzeiial partners bro.e d-
cajst and official licensees will be 31utL1101 -led to
use the Event's logo and its tiadenmaiks. ICC CWC
2'_U_,1 7 i'o0; I'IerL.i paitrite '; 1 i re _!L(G Electronic .
Pep-i, Hlutch. Hecl H' ondta. i di. Ol-i aind Ca.ble &-
WiielIes- More piatnet r: .\-'ill he appI i I :rtetd O.er
their' c-ur'e or-f the coming -e

What can official licensees do?

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pt .: ,; r n O ',petltiotr- 1" iai 4''n..
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Ii3t''.h tickets


Ad'.ertike in officrl publications approved
by ICC CWC :c07 Inc.

Il-.e their rights tjo riii ket their product, or
servliceS


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What are we doing to prevent
ambush marketing?

ine pri:oe'.'-rntat r'.*', mlea MiIe'I incuJ .
IC C'.VC 2c .:.: logo and mascot trademark
S-I e .t l I t O ,"'l

Government action in the form of the
ICC CVVC WI 00oo Act (Sunset Legislation).
When the I:gi,-l..tion is passed. ambush
market,in will be ~c, iiinnal offense
Selection nl d instruction of law firms in
the C rbbean, United Kingdom and India
tc, assist in monitoring for infl ingement

-* appointment of a rights compliance and
internet monitoring specialist firm


* The unauthorised sale of tickets a 'or
hospitality services to the event


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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 5, 2006



Droga penalty puts Ivory Coast through



Drogba penalty puts Ivory Coast through


By Trevor Huggins

CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) -
Captain Didier Drogba con-
verted the winning spot-kick
to give Ivory Coast a 12-11
penalty shoot-out victory over
Cameroon yesterday to
clinch an African Nations
Cup football semi-final with
Nigeria.
With extra time finishing 1-
1, Drogba rifled home the win-
ner after Cameroon's Samuel
Eto'o, the tournament's top
scorer, became the first player
to miss from the spot after all
22 previous players had found
the net.
The game burst briefly into
life after 90 minutes of tedium
when Ivorian Bakary Kone rifled
home in the second minute of
extra time and Cameroon lev-
elled three minutes later with
fellow substitute Albert Meyong
Ze.
Having also drawn 1-1 after
extra time, Nigeria beat Tunisia
6-5 in a penalty shootout in the
earlier quarter-final in Port Said
to reach their semi-final berth in
Alexandria on Tuesday.
Host nation Egypt will play
Senegal in the other semi-final in
Cairo on the same day.
The dramatic end to the
game at Cairo's Military Sta-
dium followed successful spot-
kicks by all 11 players from
each side, including the goalkeep-


ers.
When Eto'o stepped up for
his second penalty he skied it
high over the bar.
Drogba, whose men had lost
home and away to Cameroon in
qualifying but still pipped them
to a place at the World Cup in


DI--ER DROGBA

DIDIER DROGBA


Germany, made sure there
would be no revenge for his op-
ponents as he swept his second
penalty home.
Victory followed a game in
which Ivory Coast had settled
first, their midfielders quick to
open the supply line through to
Drogba, who flashed a header
wide after a few minutes after


Kanga Akale's inviting cross
from the left.
Eto'o landed in a heap twice
in the early exchanges and it
was soon clear the Barcelona
striker was going to face some
crunching tackles.
With the Ivorians pushing
forward, Cameroon keeper
Hamidou Souleymanou needed
to make a brave save as Drogba
lunged at a bouncing ball in the
area after a long punt upfield.

ETO'O CHANCE
The only real scoring
chance of the half fell to Eto'o
five minutes before the break.
The Barcelona striker raced
on to a great through-ball from
Jean Makoun but his shot was
brilliantly parried by keeper
Jean-Jacques Tizie and then de-
flected away off defender
Emmanuel Eboue.
Ivory Coast, looking hun-
grier for the win and more de-
termined in the tackle, kept up
the pressure right from the re-
start, winning a series of cor-
ners.
Rigobert Song replied with a
bullet header from Geremi's comer
that would have been a certain goal
had the Cameroon captain been
able keep it on target
However, the match soon
became bogged down again with


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neither side able to find time and
space to create much, relying in-
stead on flashes of individual
skill, such as Drogba's swivel
and shot on 68 minutes.
Without creating any clear-
cut chances, Cameroon gradu-
ally took the upper hand and


defender Timothee Atouba
nearly struck the goal of the
tournament with a 25-metre
pile-driver which Tizie tipped
over the bar.
Extra time came as no sur-
prise, but the early fireworks
did.
Arouna Kone crashed a 20-
metre shot against the Cameroon
crossbar and Bakary Kone man-


aged to control the rebound and
rifle home a low shot.
Cameroon hit back straight
away with Geremi rattling the
Ivorian crossbar before Meyong
Ze was played in by Daniel
Ngom Kome for a clinical fin-
ish.
The action finished there,
sending the game to a pro-
longed, nail-biting finish.


Shearer sets Newcastle

record, 200 up for Henry


By Tony Jimenez

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Former England captain
Alan Shearer broke
Newcastle United's goal-scor-
ing record in a 2-0 home win
over fellow strugglers Ports-
mouth yesterday.
The 35-year-old, who
took on the role of assistant
to caretaker boss Glenn
Roeder following the mid-
week sacking of Graeme
Souness, scored in the second
half to eclipse Jackie
Milburn's record of 200
goals.
"Knowing Alan Shearer like
I do, he will be happy to share
that (the record) with the fans
and send them away really
happy," Roeder told Sky
Sports.
It was Newcastle's first vic-
tory in seven league games and
lifted them to 15th in the table,
having picked up 29 points
from 24 games.
France striker Thierry
Henry also reached a significant
milestone, grabbing his 200th
goal for injury-hit Arsenal in
their 2-0 triumph at Birmingham
City.
Arsenal, on 40 points,
moved up one place to fifth, one
point behind neighbours
Tottenham Hotspur who host
Charlton Athletic in a London
derby today.


Leaders Chelsea entertain
third-placed Liverpool today,
allowing second-placed
Manchester United to trim their
lead to 12 points with a lively
4-2 victory over Fulham at Old
Trafford.
An inspired Cristiano
Ronaldo was twice on target for
the Reds, the first a swinging
free kick, and his second com-
ing late on to quell a spirited
challenge from a Fulham side
without an away win this sea-
son.
Park Ji-sung and Louis
Saha were also on target for
United in a five-goal first half
in which Brian McBride and
Heidar Helguson twice re-
duced the deficit to a single
goal.
United manager Alex
Ferguson refused to concede the
title and said he would become
a Liverpool fan for the day to-
day.
"I will have my red and
white on to support Liverpool
against Chelsea today)," he told
Sky Sports.
"It can happen it hap-
pened to us once but
(Chelsea) are consistent and un-
less they really throw the cham-
pionship away I can't see it.
They really need to make cata-
strophic mistakes."
Luke Moore's hat-trick in-
spired Aston Villa to a 4-0 rout
of sliding Middlesbrough while


new signing Dean Ashton
marked his first start for West
Ham United with a goal in the
2-0 home win over bottom club
Sunderland, who had Stephen
Wright sent off.
West Bromwich Albion de-
feated Blackburn Rovers 2-0
and Bolton Wanderers shared a
1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic.

JORDAN OFF
David Weir's goal gave
Everton a 1-0 win at home to
Manchester City, who had
Stephen Jordan sent off with
one minute to go.
New signing Dean Kiely
was in sparkling form for sec-
ond-from-bottom Portsmouth
and it took Newcastle until the
41st minute to force the break-
through.
Kiely made a fine save to
deny Shearer but Charles
N'Zogbia was on hand to con-
vert the rebound.
Shearer, in his 550th top-
flight appearance, made it 2-0
after 64 minutes when he beat
Kiely having run on to a ball
from Shola Ameobi.
"Everything was perfect
because it was a win, he
scored from open play, which
I think he would have pre-
ferred to have done, and it
couldn't be a more perfect
day for Alan Shearer, the rest
of the players and the fans,"
Roeder said.


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for India in 0DI series


IT'S been just two days since
they suffered their second-
heaviest defeat in Tests, but
India's chance for redemption
isn't too far away.
Victory in the five-match
one-day series, starting in


Peshawar tomorrow, would go
a long way in soothing the
wounds but India will know
that they begin the contest as
underdogs, against a buoyant
side that have won 10 of their
last 12 games.


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BOB Woolmer oversees a training session, with Shahid
Afridi (middle) and Kamran Akmal in the background,
Peshawar, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport)


The upbeat Pakistan squad,
almost identical to their Test
side, trained for around two
hours at the Arbab Niaz Sta-
dium last afternoon, with
Inzamam-ul-Haq having a long
batting session. Inzamam had
missed the Karachi Test owing
to a long-term back injury but
was expected to don the
pyjamas for the opening game
here.
There was already a buzz
outside the ground, with the
public looking forward to the
first one-dayer in the city for
more then 16 months. The
authorities at the Arbab Niaz
Stadium indicated that tick-
ets were all sold out and close
to 15 000 were expected to
turn up.
Recently England had re-
fused to play in Peshawar cit-
ing security fears and the city
has always been in the spotlight
owing to its proximity to Af-
ghanistan.
Ten members of the Indian
squad had a net session this
morning before heading off to
visit the Khyber Pass.
India's spirit received a
boost with the addition of four
new players to the squad, with
Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina,
Murali Kartik and S. Sreesanth
having a net session in the af-
ternoon.
Having been part of the
Uttar Pradesh side that re-
cently triumphed in the
Ranji Trophy triumph, Kaif
and Raina would be expected
to provide a lift with their


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THE much anticipated an-
nual Oscar E. Shew Memo-
rial Points System twelve-
team two-round aggregate
Domino competition will
come to life with at the
Everest Cricket Club Pavil-
ion, Camp Road, on Sunday,
February 19.
Oscar Shew passed away on
February 15. 1999 in the
U.S.A. and in a fitting tribute
his son, dominoes enthusiast
Manniram Shew decided to hold
a memorial tourney and has up-
kept this tradition since it was
first played in 2000.
The late Oscar was also a
charter member of the South
Georgetown Lions Club and
was awarded the Mclvin Jones
Fellowship (25 years Lionism
Service), and a one-minute si-
lence would be observed after
which a tribute will be done h\
the president of the South
Georgecown Lions Club along
with othcr members andl cluii
president of ELveres Ci-icl i
Club.
Prizes at stake are: is -
a inning trophy and '.-%,I",
000, :- u :' ': ', :-


prize will be a trophy and $27
000.
The teams that are to be
in contention for top honours
are: Infinity, Canal '6',
Future, Friends, Desperado,
F&H Supremes, Tennis.
Taliban, International 6, Sri
Lanka, Frankie's and Everest.
Zeelugt Sports Club, Snake.
Professional 6. Mean
Machine, Rebels, Segundo,
Honesty, Shop 6, Matrix.
Turning Point, Determined
Guys, Snake, One Love,
Generals and Yard Dogs.
The points system rules
developed by dominoes en-
thusiast 'Mannie' Shew are
hereby explained: for each 6
games made the team will
gain 15 points, for each 5
games made the team gains
10 points, for each 4 games
made the team gains 8 points,
for each 3 games made the
team gains 6 points, for each
2 games made the team gains
i4 points, for every 1 game
made the team gains I point.
i'.o each love the team re-
c ves the team loses 5 point:.
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will be in charge of any 'under-
hand' or corrupt during the
tournament.
Any team found or ad-
judged by members of the com-
mittee to be in fraudulent or
scampishh' business will be dis-
qualified with their money not
refundable. An example of such
an act is: if any team that has
no chance of winning and has
been offered money by another
team to throw the match to
them, both teams will be dis-
qualified. Also any other inter-
ferences will be judged by the
committee who will make their
decisions.
Other interested teams are
asked to contact Manniranm
Shew on 227-2447 and 625-
4134. Orin Boston on 231-6317
ext. 225 and 616-1958. Edmund
Sammy on 216-3949 or 642-
6250 and Roderick Harry on
226-3243-9 ext. 259. Teams will
play on a first-come basis.
All teams are kindly
asked to walk with a good
pack of playable dominoes.
Star!ing-tinme is ,scheduled
for !2:00 h atr,' 'he ,', -


acrobatic fielding along with
some handy middle-order
runs. Kartik will provide the
team with the left-arm spin
option and, considering
Harbhajan Singh's indifferent
form so far, he might turn out
to be a crucial addition.
Despite winning eight of
their last 12 games, India, as
Rahul Dravid has admitted,
are yet to completely come
to terms with the new ODI
rules (Supersubs and
Powerplays). They will be
up against a side that have
thrived under the innovations
- with multi-dimensional
players oozing out of every
pore and can easily have the
momentum stolen from under
their noses.
As expected, security
arrangements were beefed
up for the game, with the
full knowledge that even a
minor occurrence could be
a black mark. Two days
ago, the local police were
forced to laathi-charge an-
gry fans who protested
against the non-availabil-
ity of tickets but they will
hope that the next two days
pass without incident.
(Cricinfo)


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REPORTS that Zimbabwe's cricketers had signed contracts of-
fered to them by the board have turned out to be false.
Yesterday, unknown sources said that Zimbabwe Cricket had
bypassed group negotiations and had approached players on a onc-
on-one basis to offer them new contracts. It was claimed that 16
had signed after meeting board officials during the day.
But a source representing the players told Cricinfo that noth-
ing had been signed, and in fact the players had not only refused to
do so, but had also again withdrawn from all cricket in frustration
at the board's handling of the dispute. That means that tomorrow's
final round of matches in the Faithwear one-day tournament is likely
to go ahead without any of those involved in the negotiations.
"We decided to pull back and not sign the contracts," the source
told Cricinfo. "And further, we're not going to play cricket until
this thing is sorted out."
The players remain concerned about the way that their
outstanding backpay is being addressed, and most are also not
happy with the new contracts
they are being offered, which
they feel are inferior to what
they were presented before.
They are also very unh.il:r., Ili
Zimbabwe Cricket has refuse J ...I.. -
Clive Field, the players' associ. .iI r.p- i
resentativc toacton their beli.ill i. I
forcing them to deal individu ill, III
the board. "It's a further step K.: il c
source explained. "because nov :ii c
the player rep issue as well a it.. .
tract one."
Hamilton Masakadza c d..Ii. cJ
that view, telling Cricinfo: "Any-
thing to do with us, you can still HAMILTON MASAKADZA
speak to Clive. He still represents
us and it's not right for anyone but us to do away with him."
Zimbabwe Cricket is unlikely to improve the contract and it is
possible that offers could be made to the next tier of players. How-
ever, this week's Faithwear matches have shown that those players
are nowhere near being good enough to play international cricket


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TT ih r t iCHor aer Si o ce r


T&T inch closer to victory after Simmons century


By AdrielRichard

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,
(CMC) Trinidad & Tobago
had victory over Barbados,
and their first regional first-
class title in 21 years in sight
after three days of their
Carib Beer Series match yes-
terday.
Chasing 412 runs to win,
Barbados were 112 for six in
their second innings when bad
light stopped play six overs
early at the Carlton Sports
Club.
Dave Mohammed snared
three wickets for 21 runs from
10 overs in the 50 minutes be-
fore the umpires picked bails,
Mervyn Dillon collected two
early scalps, and Amit
Jaggernauth added another to
put the Barbadians on the back-
foot.
Ryan Hinds' 32, Dale
Richards' 31, and Wayne
Blackman's 25 have been
Barbados' best efforts with
the bat.
T&T. leading by 92 runs on
first innings. had been dismissed
for 319 in their second innings
about 45 minutes after the lunch
interval.
Opening batsman Lendl
Simmons hit his second first-
class hundred of 115 to top
score for the visitors, T&T
captain Daren Ganga retired
hurt for 59. and batting super-


star Brian Lara scored 47
ter than a run-a-ball.
Fidel Edwards was th
successful Barbados b
with four for 56 from 11
and Ryan Austin took thi
64 from 14.2 overs of off
Barbados though, app
to be making a fist of it,


LENDL SIMMONS

Richards batted for aim
hour to share 41 for th
wicket.
Dillon however, mad
breakthrough when h
Richards adjudged Ibw
playing across a full-I
delivery, and in his nex
added the scalp of
Wilkinson brilliantly c
at mid-off by a flying Ri


at bet- Kelly for a duck.
Barbados captain Ryan
e most Hinds came to the wicket and
owler with Blackman carried Barbados
overs, to 41 for two at tea.
ree for The two consolidated Bar-
f-spin. bados' position with a partner-
peared ship of 45 for the third wicket,
when after rain delayed the resump-
tion after the break by almost
half-hour.
Blackman had dropped
anchor and looked solid
enough until he played to
back to a googly from
Mohammed and was ad-
judged lbw after about an
hour.
S The most controversial mo-
ment of the game however, was
just around the corner, when
Hinds, moving down the pitch
to loft a delivery from
Mohammed, was deceived by
the flight and was dubiously ad-
judged Ibw by Barbadian umpire
Tunley Franklyn.
Two more wickets fell in
the space of seven balls, when
Alcindo Holder was caught at
ost an square cover for eight, advanc-
e first ing and unleashing an ill-advised
almighty heave, and Patrick
de the Browne was neatly caught be-
e had hind off Jaggernauth for a duck.
for 31 Earlier, the runs contin-
ength ued to flow for T&T, after
t over they resumed from their bed-
Kurt time position of 145 for one.
aught Simmons and Ganga con-
chard tinued to score runs as they


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pleased, with the younger
batsman arriving at his land-
mark with a single on a
misfield by the mid-wicket
fielder.
The pair added 122 for the
second wicket before Simmons
was caught at backward square
leg top-edging a sweep after
batting for just over three hours,
facing 151 balls and striking 14
boundaries.
Lara arrived and was simply
Lara, adding 72 with Ganga for
the third wicket in the last 45
minutes before lunch.
He struck half-dozen fours
and a couple of sixes one over


FIDEL EDWARDS
the pavilion at square leg off
Austin, the other over long-on
off Ryan Nurse from 31 balls
before he was caught inside the
deep mid-wicket boundary.
Ganga, who had been struck
on his forearm by Edwards, re-
tired hurt during lunch, and was
whisked away for a precaution-
ary X-ray that did not contain
bad news.
His absence energised the
Barbadians, and they removed
the last six T&T wickets for 32
runs in the space of 4.2 overs.
None of them scored more than
10, but the lead was significant
enough then, not to bother too
much.
No team has scored more
than 400 runs to win a regional


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first-class match.
The Windwards have come
closest, scoring 371 to defeat
the same T&T by two wickets
more than two decades ago at
Queen's Park Oval.
Victory would draw T&T
level with Barbados on 36
points, and unless Guyana




TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1st innings
259
BARBADOS 1st innings 167
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2nd innings
(o/n 145 for one)
L. Simmons c Bradshaw
b Hinds 115
D. Bravo c wkpr Browne
b Austin 50
D. Ganga retired hurt 59
B. Lara c Austin b Nurse 47
D. Ramdin c wkpr Browne
b Edwards 1
I. Khan c Hinds b.Austin 8
R. Kelly b Edwards 8
R. Emrit c Wilkinson b Austin 9
M. Dillon b Edwards 0
D Mohammed Ibw b Edwards 0
A. Jaggernauth not out 0
Extras- (b-6. lb-4, w-2, nb-10) 22
Total.lall outl 319
Fail ol wickels: 1-93,2-215,3-287,4-
288. 5304.6-306,7-313,8-313.
Bowling: Eawards 11-1-56-4 (nb-6),
Bradshaw 14-449-0 (nb-1), Hinds 12-0-


can defeat Windward Islands
in Grenada to force a three-
way tie, the Trinis would fi-
nally be able to get the mon-
key off their backs.
T&T last won the re-
gional first-class title in 1985
under former West Indies off-
spin bowler Ranjie Nanan.




64-1, Austin 142-1-64-3, Nurse 9-063-1
(w-2), Wilkinson 3-0-134 (nb-1).
BARBADOS 2nd innings (target:
412 runs)
D. Richards Ibw b Dillon 31
W. Blackman Ibw b Mohammed 25
K. Wilkinson c Kelly b Dillon 0
R. Hinds Ibw b Mohammed 32
F. Reifer not out 14
A. Holder c (sub) S. Ganga
b Mohammed 8
P. Browne c wkpr Ramdin
b Jaggernauth 0
I. Bradshaw not out 0
Extras: (lb-1, nb-1) 2
Total: (6 wkts) 112
Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-41,3-86,4-95,
5-105,6-106.
Bowling: Kelly 4-1-25-0, Dillon 10-3-
28-2, Emrit 7-5-5-0, Bravo 5-0-25-0
(nb-1), Mohammed 10-4-21-3,
Jaggernauth 6-2-7-1.
Position: Barbados trail by 300
runs with four second innings
wickets standing.


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Under-19 World

Cup cricket

launched with

typical Sri

Lankan flair
By Andrew McGlashan in Colombo
ON a sultry evening in Colombo the Under-19 World Cup was
!h'nched with typical Sri Lankan flair. The town may have
been lashed by some unseasonable heavy rain, but that didn't
put a damper on the event as 16 teams and numerous digni-
taries descended on the Taj Samudra hotel.
This is the second time Sri Lanka has hosted the tournament,
and along with the 2002 Champions Trophy, they know how to
put on a decent show. Last night that involved traditional dancing
and the appearance of a very well behaved elephant.
The Under-19 World Cup has grown in stature since the 1998
tournament. and there
were some heavy-I
weight figures on the I
top table. Malcolm j
Speed had flown in.
yesterday morning ~.
and was joined by the
Sri Lankan Minister
of Sports and Youth h A _
Affairs, Jeewan (
Kumaranatunga, the
chairman of Sri Lanka
Cricket, Jayantha
Dharmadasa and Ian M- s l
Frykberg, director of
the Global Cricket
the Global Cricket SPECIAL applause was reserved for
Corporation. the host's captain, Angelo Mathew.
First of all, the
captains were paraded onto stage preceded by a group of drum-
oers and lively dancers. Moises Henriques. the Australian captain,
Sled the way accompanied by his flag-bearer
A special round of applause was saved fir the host country
and their skipper, Angelo Mathewss. and the tswo tables of USA
players greeted their captain with hearty applause.
The widest smiles were also worn by the players from some
of the lesser known countries, with the Ugandans clearly soak-
ing up the atmosphere.
Digital cameras were not in short supply. as players grabbed
memories of the biggest moment in their life. There was one player,
however, who will have been fairly used to the situation: Nepal's
captain, Kanishka Chaugai, is appearing in his third Under-19 World
Cup an impressive feat.
As the captains lined up on stage, they lit up a world map
behind them with each of their countries. Asia was aglow -
five nations are involved in the World Cup but the British
Isles was also shining strongly, and the USA beaming brightly.
The ICC want a global game and this tournament is certainly
Please see page 26


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CWC approaches- Gordon


KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) With 400 days left
before the 2007 World Cup,
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) president, Ken Gor-
don, has called on the region
to act with "diligence, preci-
sion and enthusiasm", to


EBFU kicks off

two leagues today
AFIER a four-year absence at the Timehri Red Ground,
the East Bank Football Union (EBFU) will kick off two
league competitions today.
The U-15 New GPC 2006 League kicks off this morning
from 10:00 h on the Timehri Red Ground with a double-header.
Grove Hi Tec Reform will clash with Mocha Champs fol-
lowed by Soesdyke taking on Timehri Panthers.
Another league, the 2006 seniors will start soon after a
march past at 12:15 h by the eight teams involved.
A Bagotstown and Houston Stars game will kick off the
action, followed by a game between Mocha Champs and
Grove Hi Tec, while the feature dash is between Soesdyke
and Timehri Panthers.


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make the event the best ever.
"We are really very close to
the event now and everyone
must recognize the diligence,
precision and enthusiasm with
which we must all undertake our
respective duties to ensure this
is indeed the Best Cricket World
Cup ever," Gordon, also the
chairman of Cricket World Cup
2007 Inc, said.


"All around us, a lot of
work is taking place on ven-
ues and related infrastruc-
ture and various officials -
from those in cricket opera-
tions to ticketing, to the
countless volunteers whom
we will rely on heavily are
readying themselves to wel-
come the world in just over a
year from now. We cannot af-


ford to be complacent or in-
attentive to the slightest de-
tail."
The Caribbean is sched-
uled to host the event for the
first time next year, when it
bowls off from March 11 to
April 28 across eight territo-
ries.
Gordon, who replaced
Rawle Brancker as chairman


of CWC 2007 Inc last year,
called on residents in the
eight countries to throw their
support behind their
respective Local Organising
Committees and get involved
wherever possible.
"There will be several
operational and voluntary


Please see page 25


SST GEORGE'S, Grenada. cups. as the Windward Is- Fhe 24-- ear-old left- -
(CMC) Opener Deion lands made a solid reply in hander stro.ed an allrac- -
Smith hit a half-centur to Itheir second innings live 63 Ihai fi-rmed the ha-
ensure there were no hic- against Guyana on Ihe sis of the o\indwards' 148
rain-arrected third day of for two at the close, as the
their Carib Beer Series bull a lead of 61 heading
match at the Tanteen Rec-
reational Oval yesterday. Please see page 25 DEVON SMITH
WINDWARD ISLANDS 1st innings
11 R


189 (L Seoastien 64; M
Nagamootoo 5-41)
GUYANA 1st innings (o/n 245 for
eight)
K. Arjune c Sammy b Lewis 4
S. Jacobs c Smith b Lewis 11
N. Deonarine c Sammy b Peters 30
A. Fudadin c Smith b Lewis 1
R. Sarwan c Sammy b Paul 108
T. Dowlin b Sammy 17
M. Nagamootoo Ibw b Peters 11
D. Christian c Sebastien b Peters 9
R. Griffith c Sammy b Paul 36
I. Jefferally not out 15
R. King b Peters 9
Extras: (lb-12, w-1, nb-12) 25
Total: (all out, 95.1 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-50, 3-52,4-52,
5-102,6-131,7-147,8-243,9-249.
Bowling: Butler 12-1-32-0, Lewis 29-
8-81-3, Paul 11-0-41-2, Peters 16.1-3-
43-4, Sammy 13-6-20-1, Sebastien
11-0-33-0, Smith 5-1-14-0.
WINDWARDS 2nd innings
D. Smith c Deonarine b Sarwan 63
C. Emmanuel Ibw b Jaferally 26
A. LaFuille not out 19
H. Shallow not out 34
Extras: (Ib-2, b-2, nb-2) 6
Total: (2wkts) 148
Fall of wickets: 1-68,2-106.
Bowling: King 5-3-7-0, Griffith 5-2-
10-0, Nagamootoo 16-4-35-0,
Deonarine 9-2-25-0, Jaferally 13-3-
22-1, Sarwan 10-0-45-1.
Position: Windwards lead by 61
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UNLEASH TINEH


POWER


By Sherry
Bollers-Dixon

This article is about
power and how you
can use it to be what
you want to be, to do
what you want to do,
and have what you
want in life.

LET me break it down. The
power that each of us is born
with is part of God, the spiri-
tual aspect of our being,
which is perfect. This power
is a creator, or generator of
energy that is either poten-
tial or kinetic. Potential en-
ergy is passive energy, energy
that is stored, waiting to be
used. Kinetic energy is active
energy, energy that is being
used. As active energy, this
power is neutral and may be
used to create sickness, lone-
liness, poverty, crime or war
or good health, wealth,
peace, friendship, happiness
and fulfilment.
God has given us what
-some call free will, but what if
I call it the option of choice. We
have the choice to use our
power positively or negatively,
Constructively or destructively.
If that is so, you may ask, why


on earth would any one choose
the negative? No one would
consciously make such a choice.
And that's the point! Most of
our choices are made uncon-
sciously. You need to heighten
your consciousness, your self-
awareness, so that you can
choose consciously.
The first truth you need to
accept is that you are already a
complete person, with nothing
missing. That's the way God
made you.
The second truth is that
you are a creative being. That is
your nature, and you're always
creating.
The third truth is that you
create from your beliefs about
God, yourself, and life in gen-
eral.
The fourth truth is that
you have made decisions
about yourself, others, and
life that were once conscious
decisions, but have become
unconscious ones, and yet
continue to direct your deci-
sions and to determine the
quality of your life.
The fifth truth is that the
universe is totally supportive
and cooperative. It says "yes"
to your ideas, to both the good
ones and the bad ones. It' says
"yes" even to an idea that will
destroy you. So no one is com-
ing along to save you. Only you
can do that.


There is a story of a man
who fell into a deep hole and
yelled for someone to throw him
a rope. When it finally became
apparent to him that no rope
was forthcoming, he grew tired
of waiting and got out himself.
What I am getting at is that the
same power that traps you also
frees you. You have the power
and you've always used it. You
have no choice over that. The
power flows continually and
will be used, no matter what.
You do have a choice as to how
you use this power.
Your transformation de-
pends upon conscious choices.
And your conscious choices de-
pend upon your increased
awareness of yourself, upon
your willingness to practice the
art and skill of self-observation.
Begin to stand back from your-
self and observe your thoughts,
beliefs, reactions to people,
those who push your buttons
and those who don't. Observe
your body reactions. Notice
when you are tense or relaxed.
These are messages from your
body, and you should learn to
understand them. Observe the
results in your life and recognize
that the physical universe
doesn't lie. Accept that you can
only reap what you sow.
One of the biggest obstacles
we create in our lives is our re-
sistance to change. Most of us


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combat change from the day we
are born until the day we die.
Knowing that change is inevi-
table doesn't stop us from fight-
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happiness. And, as we think
that what we want emanates
from others, we become
frightened. We come to believe
"they" are withholding, and we
seek to placate them to get what
we think we need. That is what


friends, our lovers and our jobs
Sto remain the same. That \"a
we think ne tll be safe. Oer
the coming weeks, we will learn
together. that uhen,you.are at
one % ith ) ourself and God, you
can quit resisting change. You
\ill learn to accept that all e,.-
pressions of God are dynamic
and that. consequently \anous
aspects of ourselves and our
lives are always changing.

OTHERS ARE NOT
YOUR SOURCE
''Self-reliance depends on
inouing deep Within;yourself
that, no matter what's going on
i n.your life, others are not your
source. It's. known that while
you do need other people and
do choose to iract with them,
they're not responsible for
your happiness
People may be the avenue,
the channel, through which your
happiness, well-being and
prosperity ,flow, but they are
not the cause. The lisirce is
God your Higher Self )our
True Self. Because we think
other people are the source of
our good, ue make them into
gods. We look to our parents,
children. mate: and friends to
21i ? us seclrir :;burdln,',e and


dependence is. We manipulate
and threaten others to get what
we want. We really believe that
if "they" don't give it to us, we
won't have it. As a result, our
relationships become based
upon dependence instead of
upon love.
To look to others as the
source of your life is to look in
the wrong place, and you will
never be satisfied. You may try
to find a substitute for love by
insatiably seeking money, food
or possessions, but ultimately
you will still feel empty and
alone. Look at the tragedy of
Marilyn Monroe. She was a
woman of great beauty and tal-
ent, yet she died of an overdose
of drugs. The sadness in her life
came because she was not self-
reliant. She did not recognize her
God within. In her quest for
gratification, she used her
beauty, talent and helplessness.
But no matter how many
people adored her, either as fans
or as friends, it wasn't enough.
She didn't know that she was
the source. She thought it might
be anyone or everyone else. She
was begging for someone, some-
thing to fill the empty vessel of
herself, never recognizing the
ironic truth. ... ..


IN YOU!


Page II


We all do that at one time
or another. We beg others to fill
us up. But when we are honest
with ourselves, we know that it
just doesn't work. It doesn't
work because we are already
filled with the Spirit, just wait-
ing to be poured forth.
It takes real courage to
break out of these snarls.
Courage is required because
we've entangled need and
love. Each of us, parent and
child, is scared to death that, if
the other recognizes his or her
own wholeness, we won't be
needed. Actually the opposite
is true. The more secure, whole,
actualised and self-reliant a per-
son is, the more he or she is
able to be sensitive and respond
to the other person. True
self-reliance allows love to
flow.
Let's look at how
dependency develops. As
parents we don't accept the fact
that maturing is a gradual
process. The result is that the
child goes from birth to
adulthood by curious path. In
our desire to keep children
dependent because we think
their dependence proves their
S e Ioi ... '..' don't allow
iheiCi i. nuJILre graduallyy We
d.iin't ll', I.... lici take sm all,
indep.ndcii ntmature steps. We
Jn'i i-ii l heii i learn from
ihell i'.. ii ihlakes and
;UcCie,'r hoI.I. 1 handle their
o-~ n li'.e; Inlriead, it's total
dependence one day and
c'cinplete independence the next.
One da.\ c a)i "Well, you're
only sceenteen You're still just
a kid, >., I'll make the
decisions." The ne't day, they
are eighteen and we say,
you're an aduli nou\,sogetout
there and make your own
decisionss" In [his way, we
become lle :the urce for our
-hildren and may remain so
past their initial adulthood
'the child hbconime' mature in
ars. but not in emotions. The
Hpfid then looks for. and often
s, a mate he/she hopes will
r.the role of the protective
pent. The newk couple has
children and perpetuates the
cy cle. This dependence of the
parents is visited upon the
children
The final twist in this Vi-.
cious circle is the dependence of
.old age. It's sort of a game
called "I am old now. so [' 1 lose
my mind and you'll take care of
me." So we go from dependence
to dependency, from birth
through adulthood and into old
age without ever achieving ma-
turity and self-reliance.
The sorrow is that each of:
us has sufficient God-given
power to become self-reliant. In
fact, we each use our power.
Some of us, through lack Of
consciousness, use it toward
sickness and helplessness.
others of us, for strengths we
can hide behind. And there are
the enlightened ones who use
their power within for loving,
nurturing, supportive
relationships. They are self-
reliant ones, the ones who are
creative, prosperous and healthy.
The marvellous fact is,however,
that no matter how misdirected
your power was yesterday, YOU
CAN make a complete
turnaround today. You can do
this by expanding- yonr:
consciousness, your self-"
awareness and tuning into the
Spirit that's an integral part otf
your True Self. :
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1 issue- of the Sunday
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Growing up in rural
Guyana, Port
Mourant to be exact.
Indian films played an
integral part in my/ our
lives. In the absence ol T 's.
VCR'S and DV D'S.
cinemas were the next best
thing and one of the primary
sources of entertainment.
With fanatical adherence we
saw Indian movies most
Saturday's even though
most of us could not speak a
word of Hindi in this case
truth is stranger than
fiction. Mr. Raymond
Boodram, proprietor of
Roopmahal cinema and a
friend of my dad, would often
give me complimentary
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Dal Lake, Srinagar
Asha Parekh, Shammi
Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman,
Vijayantimala, and Jeetendra
were my favorite stars. I had
the good fortune of meeting
Jeetendra and hanging out with
him. "Jumping Jack" was a ton
of laughs. In those days two of


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. ere - the .encr\ .nd place, i Gu\
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%.-,s Kashnr. Juhhbbed V.,a', (-;u\an
S. .Irzerlj.nd .A, J \oun-aier I Ri\er
pro'nii'Jd ini\'ell Ito one dJ %.hlikC
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celest'.l .nd ethereal beiut\u Au-t
depiLied on the screen \\Id cali- Kj.rh
er.,. anir, nece'ral otherr place, pared
Prior to 2004 I visited all at 930
the places on my master wish in pe
list and some, except for Kash- K
mir. Due to security/safety con- mast
cerns (Kashmir was/is bogged N.Y.
down in a protracted war in- antic
volving India and Pakistan), I we a
postponed visiting Kashmir on ferm:
any of my trips to India. Then we w
like a bolt of lightning, on a re- rity 4
cent visit, we decided this is our relief
best chance (as Indo-Pak rela- what
tions seem to be thawing), Ihavi
against the advice of friends dian
who seem to think Osama Bin of th
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Pakistan controlled Kashmir. We
actually spent the better part of
two days in Mumbai deliberat-
ing/putting the trip together.
Finally boarded the jet at
Mumbai's Sahar airport bound
for Delhi, then on to the Vale of
Kashmir. At about 85,800 square


iI i, slighil hitgger than
indJ' 3.10) Ii ha- a popu-
..I Jboui 12 million i-o
na', 'i million The Indu,
11ios through Kaihmir
Lhe E;Nequibo Ri\er lh\O\
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rn ia 2825'i It i,
inir' highe-l peak com-
to Gu'.ana's Nit Rortalni
0 ft. Just to put things
respective
.ashmir was # 1 on my
er wish list, ahead of
So you can imagine the
ipation and anxiety as
await touching terra
a. Upon landing and as
alked towards the secu-
officials a deep sigh of
f enveloped me. After
seemed like an eternity
e arrived in Kashmir (In-
controlled) and memory
ose movies of my boy-
days came rushing back.
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not to make hotel reservations.


Pahalgam (Source: Gharib Ha
Rather than taking a taxi we de-
cided to board a bus to the city,
some 6.75 miles away, with the
expectation of having some in-
teraction with the locals. Did
the same in Mexico, Morocco
and several countries in Europe
- thoroughly enjoyed the expe-
rience. If first impressions rule
the roost then this trip had the
beginnings of a huge disappoint-
ment the crude bus, the dusty,
bumpy road, the omnipresent
armed security personnel (never
saw so many guns), check-
points etc. contrived to make
this a most inauspicious begin-
ning.

DALIAKE
A throng was waiting at the
bus depot. "Runners" for hotels,
guest houses, and houseboats
pulled and tugged at us. In halt-
ing English they beseeched us
to utilize their establishments.
Due to language constraints
communication was a minor in-
convenience. One fellow (we
will use the pseudonym Kabir)
stood out, with his persistence
and congenial demeanor. Some
quick investigative work at the
administration building, after
Kabir produced proper identifi-


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invites sealed bids to construct:

-Heavy Duty Reinforced Concrete High Bridge at
Hope CNC
1000m Light Duty Paal-Off at Blairmont

Interested contractors should purchase bids from the
Engineering Services Department by latest Tuesday,
February 28, 2006.

Site visits at bidder's own expense is arranged for Monday
13, and Tuesday 14, February 2006 at 9 am respectively.

Bids closing date is 2 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

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cation to the authorities, with
the admonishment that he deals
with us fairly and honestly and
exercise extreme caution, we de-
cided to look at his houseboats.
Upon completing the short,
about 2 miles, uneventful ride a
somewhat dirty, idyllic Dal
Lake, at the edge of the city, was
staring at us. Overcoming initial
hesitation we boarded the
shikara which wound its way in
a smooth, gliding
manner in the serene lake,
past scores of houseboats with
all sorts of colors and exotic
names, with men, women, and
children waving in a friendly
manner. The further we went a
resplendent Dal Lake began to
manifest itself. The houseboat
did not look like much. Noting
our skepticism, again Kabir,
with those doleful eyes, pleaded
- we took the guided tour, not-
ing the three bedrooms, each
with bath, and living/dining room
combination. Of course the deck


offers a full panoramic view of
the lake and some lush green on
the surrounding elevation. The
houseboat was basic, nothing
very fancy nor luxurious (that's
not to say there aren't luxurious
ones). We decided to gamble
with two days in Dal Lake, leav-
ing a lot to Kabir's perceived in-
genuity.
We were in for a pleasant
surprise. Kabir pulled all stops,
apparently promising himself to
ensure this is the best possible
vacation. With reckless abandon
he set the wheels in motion: 4
wheel drive and shikara on call
at our whims and fancies, a very
limited but delectable menu.
Seems like the attention to
minute details is to compensate
for the lack of luxury.
With scores and scores of
colorful shikaras dotting the
lake, some for pleasure, oth-
ers for basic transportation,
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interested persons to tender for the purchase and
removal of scrap metal from the Demerara and Berbice
Estates.

Scrap Metals for sale must be removed within fourteen
working days of the completion of sale. Interested
persons will be permitted to examine items before
submission of Bids.

Bids should be clearly marked "Tender for Scrap
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Ogle Estate
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Three


Just before Christmas, as I was coming home
from Christmas shopping, I saw through the
basement window, my 19-year-old son and his
girlfriend having sex. It was early evening, and my
husband and my other two sons were home. I was
incensed.
I was ready to march in there and raise the roof. My husband,
on the other hand, thought that it would be a mistake and convinced
me he would talk to our son the next day. He did, but candy-coated
it by saying he thought he had seen them doing something and not
to do it again. The bedroom door was also to remain open.
1 wasn't happy with that but went along to keep the peace.
Two days later, I came home from work at 11 p.m. and found them
in his room again with the door closed. Their clothes were on, but I
yelled at them and asked her to leave. For almost six weeks now
my son and I have not spoken.
My heart is broken because 1 don't know what to do. I'm the
bad guy again, and my husband can't see what the problem is. He
feels I should apologise for shouting at them. I feel an apology is in
order from my son. Am I missing something? Have I lost all per-
spective?
PEGGY

Peggy, you are not operating a bordello or a flophouse. Your
home is not a place where people meet to have sex. Your son is
living in your house under your rules. If he wants different rules.
he can move out, support himself, and make his own rules.
In setting rules for your son, there are several things to con-
sider. You don't want to become a grandmother an) sooner than
necessary, and you don't want drugs or alcohol abused in your home.


Sons


You do want parents of girls to know your house is a place with
adult supervision, not a bachelor pad. And you want rules which
are reasonable for all three boys.
As long as the boys are in your home, their problems auto-
matically become your problems. The discussion of rules must be-
gin with your husband. His desire to be a "cool dad" undermines
the need for order in the household. There is no reason for you to
be a bad guy, prison guard, or the only grown-up in the house.
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NOTICE
SUBMISSION OF RETURNS AND
PAYMENT OF LOCAL CONSUMPTION TAX
Registered manufacturers of chargeable goods under the
Consumption Tax Act, Chapter 80:02 are required to submit monthly
Consumption Tax Returns in quadruplicate (whether sales have taken
place or not) on the prescribed Form 3 and Form 3A and pay the
relevant taxes not later than the fifteenth (15") day of the month
following the end of the calendar month to which the return relates
along with a statement and or copies of the relevant bills.

N.B. January 2006, Consumption Tax Returns must be submitted
and taxes paid on or before Wednesday 15"t February 2006.

Manufacturers are reminded that failure to submit Consumption Tax
Returns and make payments by the specified date of the month, will
result in a fine of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) and five
thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for each day the return and payment are
not submitted and paid according to the provision of the Consumption
Tax Act, Chapter 80:02.



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Commissioner- General
Guyana Revenue Authority


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TENDERS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES 2006

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide Consultancy Services to
the Ministry of Public Works and Communications in the following areas in 2006:
(i) Rehabilitation/Construction of Roads:
a) Burnt earth
b) Surface treatment
c) Sand asphalt
d) Asphaltic concrete
e) Crusher run
f) Laterite surface
(ii) Rehabilitation of Buildings:
The Tenns of Reference for the Works are:
a) Preparation of working drawings. specifications, design and bills of quantities.
b) Supervision of Construction and Certification of works and preparation of
payment certificates.
Consultants are requested to submit in their Tenders the following information:
a) Technical and organisational ability.
b) General experience and performance records.
c) CurTiculum Vitae of key Persolnel Staff.
d) List of equipment owned and their condition.
Consultants must also submit in their tenders their percentage fees for executing \ orks
at (i) and (ii) above.
Tenders must be addressed to the Permanent Secretar. Ministry of Public Works and
Conimunications. eight'ss Lane. Kingston. and must be placed in the tender box on the
middle floor of the building not later than 14(0() hours on Mondax. Februnar )6. 2)()6.
Tenders \\ill be opened at 14 i()) hours on tile sale lda Tenderers or theii
rcpcsntati',es c would \x witness the opcln i if Ihc\ \\ isl to do so
Tenders mIust be scaled and clcarl\ marked on the top lefl-hand corner the ser\ ices
beiny tendeicd ior. Valid Certificates of Compliance frrom lthei Gu( ann Re\ clnle
AuthotitI\ nni the National Insurance Scheme musl be subnlitlcd
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Cesar


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Our most prolific nineteenth century architect



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CESAR Castellani, after
whom Castellani House on
Vlissengen Road has been
named, was the most prolific
of out 19th century architects.
He came to British Guiana in
1860 with a group of Italian
priests, as a Lay Brother for
the Jesuits, and was respon-
sible for a variety of architec-
tural works for the Catholic
Church. Following his re-
lease from the Jesuits in
1872, Castellani turned fully
to architecture. In 1873, he
married a Guianese, at Sa-
cred Heart Church, and later
became choirmaster and or-
ganist there. He lived at Lot
64 Middle Street we believe
that the house he lived in still
stands. Cesar Castellani died
in Georgetown on August 2,
1905.
Castellani was educated in
Italy. He was an accomplished
architect; his works showing
solid professional training and
familiarity with contemporary
European architecture and archi-
tectural writings. Whilst the ma-
jority of his works can be found
in Georgetown, he also designed
the Public Hospital in New
Amsterdam. Possibly his earli-
est building and one for which
he received much praise, was St.
Mary's Cathedral (Brickdam)
opened in 1868 and destroyed
by fire in 1913. This building
was described in 1872 as "the
finest ecclesiastical building in
the West Indies". The design


was of the European Gothic
style prevalent during that cen-
tury, the building possessing a
wonderfully intricate steeple
and very decorative windows.
Another of his early projects
was the Girls' Orphanage build-
ing in the compound of St.
Joseph's Ursuline Convent,
Camp Street, opened in Novem-
ber 1869.
In 1872, Castellani was
granted leave from the Jesu-
its and joined the staff of the
Public Works Department
under Baron Hora Siccama,,
the Colonial Engineer, as a
draughtsman. A major project
for Castellani was the alter-
ations and additions (1872-
1882) to the Sacred Heart
Church, Main Street. This
wooden- building by Fr.
Benedict Schembri, was
originally much smaller.
Castellani added the western
entrance and twin towers
(Castellani's original twin
towers were squatter and
were raised sometime after
1917 to its present height). He
also designed the extensions
at North, south and east sides
again in wood, thus com-
pletely enveloping the origi-
nal structure. During the
construction, he was said to
have been "unmanageable"
and had his contract termi-
nated. Recognising his design
capability, however, Fr.
Ignatius Scoles, priest/archi-
tect, wrote in the prestigious


local journal, 'Timehri', in
1885, that the front facade of
Sacred Heart Church was
"the finest ecclesiastical
specimen of the Italian style
in Demerara."
Cesar Castellani's creativity
extended to the interior decora-
tion of his buildings: his delight-
ful treatment of the interior of
the Sacred Heart Church, includ-
ing the beautiful High Altar and
tabernacle, and the intricate ceil-
ing of its sacristy, attest to his
artistic ability He became in-
volved in the internal design of
other buildings. For example,
the 1875 coffered timber ceiling
of the Parliament Chambers (re-
constructed this year); and the
1882 main bar of the Demerara
Ice House, unfortunately re-
placed in the late 1940s. The
bar was based upon the most
advanced European cafe design
and was described by one archi-
tectural historian as "good as
anything in Paris or Berlin." The
style of the decorative ceiling of
the dining hall in State House is
such that we believe that this
too is Castellani's creation. In
1888, Castellani was engaged on
the interior decoration to the
sanctuary of the St. Mary's Ca-
thedral.
The Public Hospital in
New Amsterdam, just re-
cently losing its prime
function, is another of
Castellani's fine works.
Opened in 1885, the hospi-
tal was described by the


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By George Barclay
BUSINESSMAN Moneram Hazari, who took foreign currency
to the Timehri International Airport in 1973 for the purpose
uf export, was convicted by a magistrate and fined three times
the money involved. He was also sentenced to six months im-
prisonment.
His appeal to the Full Court of Appeal was dismissed and so
was his final appeal to the Guyana Court of Appeal in 1976.
But, that final Court, presided over by Chancellor J.O.F. Haynes
and Justices of Appeal E.V. Luckhoo and Keith Massiah, dismissed
the appeal, affirmed the conviction and forfeiture but varied the sen-
tence to a fine of$1, 000, or six months imprisonment in default.
The facts of the case are that on September 29, 1973, the ap-
pellant was at the Timehri Airport for the purpose of travelling to
Canada. Having passed through immigration, he was on his way to
board the aeroplane when Ronald Hunte, an officer of the Customs
and Excise Department stationed at the airport, accosted him.
On being questioned, Hazari said that he had declared $23 in
Canadian currency and that he had no other money in his posses-
sion.
On conducting a search of the appellant's bags, Hunte found
$1, 945.00 in United States of America currency notes and $569.00
in Canadian currency notes in three glass containers which were in
three jars of achaar
In the appellant's clothing he found currency notes of those
countries in the sum of $62.00. The appellant admitted that it was
Canadian and American currency. He was charged with bringing cur-
rency notes to an airport for the purpose of exportation contrary
to Para. 3 of Part III of the Fifth Schedule to the Exchange Control
Ordinance, 1958.
He was found guilty and fined three times the sum of money


he was allegedly endeavouring to export or in default thereof, he
was to serve a term of imprisonment of six months. The money
itself was ordered to be forfeited. The appellant's appeal to the
Full Court was dismissed.
On appeal to the Court of Appeal, counsel for the appellant
contended that (1) the charge was bad in law. (2) there was no proof
that the currency notes were legal tender, and (3) although under
section 216 of the Customs Ordinance, Chapter 309, the Comp-
troller of Customs could elect a penalty of treble the value of the
goods in question, such election could only be made on oath on
behalf of the Comptroller and this was not done.
Among other things, the Appellate Court held: (1) That
the charge was not bad in law and was properly laid under the
Exchange Control Ordinance 1958 and not the Exchange Con-
trol Act Chapter 86:01 because the latter was not in force at
the date of the commission of the offence, nor was it included
in the Laws of Guyana until December 31, 1973, by virtue of
the Law Revision Order 1973, which was only made on De-
cember 29, 1973.
(2) That the charge was properly laid under the Fifth Schedule
of the Exchange Control (Amendment) Ordinance, 1965 since the
amendment which had redesignated the Fifth Schedule as the Fourth
Schedule had been repeated.
(3) That the charge laid was not bad in law for failing to refer
to Section 34 of the Exchange Control Ordinance 1958, as that sec-
tion referred specifically to actual exportation of currency and not
to taking currency to a place for exportation as was the case here.
(4) That the charge should have included a reference to Para 1
(I) of the Fifth Schedule as this was the section creating the offence
, but the omission had in no way prejudiced or misled the appel-
lant because the charge, as instituted, clearly indicated to him the


case he had to meet.
(5) That the words "This note is legal tender..." and 'Will pay
to the bearer on demand' which were found on the currency notes
were hearsay and inadmissible, but the appellant's admission and
assertion to Hunte that "all is good money" was prima facie evi-
dence and proof that the currency notes were legal tender.
(6) That whether or not the Comptroller has elected a penalty
as prescribed by Section 216 of the Ordinance is a matter of which
the Court should be satisfied by evidence on oath, and since there
was no such evidence, the magistrate was not empowered to fine
the appellant treble the value of the currency notes.
(7) That the Court of Appeal inherited the powers of the Brit-
ish Caribbean Court of Appeal, which had the power of amending
complaints by virtue of Article 5 (2) by the British Caribbean Court
of Appeal Order in Council, 1962, and accordingly the Court of
Appeal could amend the complaint in this case by inserting therein
a reference to Para I (1) of Para iii of the Fifth Schedule to the
Exchange Control: Ordinance, 1958, the judgment of the Court of
Appeal declared, as it dismissed the Appeal, affirmed Conviction
and forfeiture and varied sentence to a fine of $1, 000 of six months
imprisonment in default thereof.
Delivering his judgment, Justice of Appeal Massiah (who later
became Chancellor), noted that the appellant was convicted in the
magistrate's court for "bringing currency notes to an airport for the
purpose of exportation" contrary to Para 3 of Part iii of the Fifth
Schedule to the Exchange Control Ordinance 1958.
At the hearing of the appeal, Senior Counsel Mr. C. Lloyd
Luckhoo appeared for the appellant while the then Assistant
Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Loris Ganpatsingh, ap-
peared for the Respondent, Paul Burnett, Comptroller of Cus-
toms.


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SLand mar ,ks of Literature ..


Landmarks of Literature


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LITERARY

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Guyanese Antholoqies


of Prose and


by Petamber Persaud

S A NATION grows,
periodic
assessments of
every aspect of that
development are necessary.
It's unfortunate that the
literature that mirrors that
society is omitted from the
reckoning. It's unfortunate
the literature that acts as a
barometer of a nation's
progress is not taken into
account. Perhaps that's why
the work of anthologists is
so vital they are
bookkeepers of the nation's
invaluable literary heritage.
Anthologists are makers
and shapers of a literature
and could be held
responsible for whatever
label good or bad is
pasted on that body of work.
A country is identified by
its literature. And so- far,
Guyana has benefited enor-
mously from her anthologists
and their anthologies.
An anthology for the pur-


pose of this article is a collec-
tion of stories or poems or a
combination of both genres by
various writers. It would be
useful also to be mindful that an
anthology, in original Greek lan-
guage, meant a collection of
flowers. Consequently, an an-
thology ought to be and do a
number of things. An anthology
ought to bring out the best,
bring attention to the best, have
a fair representation of the lit-
erary landscape, and provide
writers with a wider audience.
Additionally, an anthology
ought to be able to form a link
between the writer and the
reader; it ought to be some sort
of record of the achievement of
the people and so serve to build
a sense of national pride.
Quite a constraint for a
book; enough reasons why
many anthologies begin with
apologies.
Our Guyanese anthologies
are no different from the rest
suffering from lack of space
which leads to omission of
longer materials and a true rep-
resentation of prolific writers
covering different periods; inad-
equate funding; lack of access to


certain works leading to over-
sight; and subjection to an
anthologist's personal prefer-
ences and prejudice.
The story of our first an-
thology, 'GUIANESE PO-
ETRY', edited by N. E.
Cameron in 1931, is quite en-
lightening. While at the Univer-
sity of Cambridge, Cameron was
embarrassed to find that he was
unable to give an account of the
literature of his country. Return-
ing home, he researched our lit-
erature covering a period of one
hundred years, resulting in the
country's first major landmark
of its poetry.
The first anthology of
writings by East Indians was
'AN ANTHOLOGY OF LO-
CAL 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 Vic-
torian influence as seen in a
poem by W. W. Persaud, 're-
luctant be to throw aside the
reins of England, as thy
guide'.
With that collection,
Guyana was able to boast of a
second anthology in a short


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space of time.
The first anthology of sto-
ries may be 'STORIES FROM
GUYANA' which was printed
in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
This collection of children sto-
ries were written by Rajkumari
Singh. Sheila King, Doris
Harper-Wills, Cecile Nobrega,
Evadne D'Oliveira and others.
Many of these stories were later
reprinted in 'THE LURE OF
THE MERMAID AND
OTHER CHILDREN STO-
RIES' edited by Janet Jagan in
2002.


The first anthology of
prose and poetry was 'MY
LOVELY NATIVE LAND' ed-
ited by Arthur and Elma
Seymour in 1971. This col-
lection may be the first to be
published abroad Longman
Caribbean Publishers.
The first anthology of
women writers was 'GUYANA
DRUMS', published in 1972
with poems by Syble Douglas.
Pat Cameron, Sheila King,
Evadne D'Oliveira, Mitzie
Townshend and Shana Yardan.
The country's greatest an-


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thologist was A. J. Seymour
who was responsible for about
a third of the country's antholo-
gies. His first anthology was
'FOURTEEN GUIANESE PO-
EMS FOR CHILDREN', pub-
lished in 1953 in a story book
fashion that you could read in
one of his autobiographies. One
year later, he followed that up
with 'THE KYKOVERAL AN-
THOLOGY OF GUIANESE
POETRY', devoting a whole is-
sue of the literary journal he
started editing in 1945.
In 1961, Seymour
produced 'THEMES OF
SONG', a collection of forty
five poems, requested by the
then Minister of Education,
Honourable Balram Singh

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Guyanese Anthologies


of Prose and


From page VII
Rai to mark the conclusion of
National History and
Culture Week 1960. This
collection holds the
distinction of been a national
Lestseller with the sale of
5000 copies.
As mentioned before,
anthologies mark certain periods
in the history of a country. After


the country gained its
independence from Britain in
1966, Guyana was able to boa-t
some eight anthologies in the
next ten years.
In 1968. Donald Trotman
produced i 'VOICES OF
GUYANA'. About this period
'STORIES FROM GUYANA'
surfaced. .
In 1971, Arthur
Seymour teamed up with
his wife, Elma, to produce,


'MY LOVELY NATIVE
LAND'.
'GUYANA DRUMS' cam
out in 1972. Then in 1973
Elma Seymour edited 'SUN
IS A SHAPELY FIRE'. Ii
1974, the Progressive Youtl
Organisation (PYO), youtl
arm of the PPP, published
'FOR THE FIGHTING
FRONT' to mark its 8t]
Festival Congress.
To mark oui tenth anniversary


Poetry

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History and Arts Council Aft
e produced, 'INDEPENDENCE antholo
, TEN, GUYANESE WRITING most pi
N 1966-1976'. Singh
n In December 1976, the in 199
h National History and Arts Anthol
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S successful staging of one of its in 2000
h creative writing courses. This 2001,'C
author graduated from that others.
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7, SKY DANCE' an
logy of Poems by
ese of Indian Ancestry,
Sby 'ETERNAL QUEST'
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CRAB-MAN' in 2003 and
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THE POETRY OF THE EAST
INDIAN DIASPORA 1901-
1991'.
'THEY CAME IN SHIPS',
An Anthology of Indo-Guyanese
Prose and Poetry, selected by
Lloyd Searwar, lan McDonald.
Laxhmie Kallicharan, and Joel
Benjamin was published in 1988 to
mark 150th anniversary of the
arrival of East Indians from India
to Guyana.
And the list goes on. But to
round off this article, mention
must be made of anthologies
edited by Guyanese in the
Diaspora like those by 0. R.
Dathorne, Frank Birbalsingh,
Victor Ramraj, John Agard and
Grace Nichols.
As Guyana celebrates its
40th independence anniversary,
we could look back with pride to
the wonderful literary heritage
shaped by our anthologies of
prose and poetry.


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From page XI


Kashmir


yet others for business,
Dal Lake was (is) a major ac-
tivity hub. Several mer-
chants, tradesmen and crafts-
men stopped by, trying to sell
us several items-scarves,
shawls, sweaters, blankets
etc. Looks like the word trav-
eled fast that tourists are on
the lake. Later in the after-
noon we cruised on Dal Lake
aboard the shikara, lounging
comfortably on its cushioned
seats under the colorful
canopy, affording us an oppor-
tunity to see folks diving and
swimming, saying hello to
them, viewing merchandise
on floating shops (brought
back fond memories of gon-
dola rides in Venice, Italy),
even dipping our hands and
feet in the cold water (appar-
ently the fresh waters origi-
nate from the surrounding
snow capped mountains), saw
some marine life, varied
fauna and flora present
themselves with Lotus pre-
dominating, stopped at a gar-
den on the other side, ob-
served fountains spouting
water several yards into the
air. As the afternoon wore on
and sunset approaching, it
began to get chilly. The
shikarawala provided woolen
covers to combat the chill.

SRINAGAR
Srinagar, the summer capi-
tal of Indian controlled Kashmir,
on the banks of the Jhelum
River, is the commercial hub
where most of the shops and


bazaars are located. In addition
to scarves, shawls, sweaters,
and blankets, one could get
cricket bats made from Kashmiri
willow for under $15.00.
A gorgeous mosaic of
mosques, shrines, lakes, and
beautiful, well- appointed gar-
dens await you. Some of these
invite favorable comparisons
with Europe's Amsterdam and
Venice.

GULMARG
The 38 mile or so drive
from
Srinagar to Gulmarg took
about 1 1/2 hours, as the road
was shared
by one and all, at times
moving at tortoise like speed.
Driving up the gentle incline af-
forded several Kodak moments
- tall fir and pine trees in neat
columns and rows, snow-
capped mountains, and mead-
ows galore. Several horse opera-
tors offered to take us up on
horses. We decided to use the
snow lift to one of India's few
ski destinations.

PAHALGAM
Pahalgam is about 64 miles
from Srinagar. Along the way
saffron and mustard fields, again
firs and pines dominate the land-
scape here. Kabir negotiated
with horse operators and secured
two horses with guides to take
us in a circuitous route up the
mountain. Nearly fell off the
horse "a couple of times."
Even though its been scarred
and devastated by the ongoing


senseless Indo-Pak conflict, it's
desolation and isolation are
slowly reversing. Tourists, in
small numbers, are returning.
For a fleeting moment, movie
buffs/romantics and anyone else
could pretend to be a young,
dashing, debonair Shammi
Kapoor serenading a beautiful
lass, Asha Parekh, on a snow
capped mountain or by a flow-
ing, gushing stream with water
hurtling down or in a beautiful
garden. One could even play
with a "kid" (young goat) with
its thick wheatish color coat in
the extensive meadows. With
some proper, prior planning one
could have a heck of a good time.
Though our visit was
short and encompassed a
relatively small area, Muslim
dominated Vale of Kashmir,
its breathtaking and captivat-
ing beauty, combined with
the warmth and friendliness
of its people have left a spell
binding effect on us. This au-
gurs well for a return visit, in
the not too distant future
when, hopefully, Kashmir
will cease to be a pawn in the
hard to fathom Indo/Pak con-
flict. Oh yea, Kabir provided
excellent service. Two days
easily became 5. Poor fellow
was thrown out of our SUV by
security personnel on our
way to the airport.
Editor's note: Above
was written prior to the
earthquake. Our heartfelt
sympathy and condolence
to the Kashmiris.


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A NATIONAL NO-LOAN & NO INTEREST PROGRAMME


FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BUILD YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT ANY LOAN AND NO
INTEREST TO PAY A CHANCE FOR ALL CITIZENS IN EVERY VILLAGE AND
HOUSING SCHEMES IN REGIONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 AND
10 TO OWN THEIR OWN HOUSE


Come into:
The Red Door
The Upper Flat
The End Building at
The corner of Camp & Bent Streets (Lot 10)
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown
Business Hours:
Monday Friday from
8am-4pm
Sundaysfrom
8 am -12 noon
. LOW INCOME
Two-bedroom flat house 20x20
Monthly payment approximately -
$10,000
Cost-$1,000,000
Plan -$10,000
Down Payment-$100,000
Legal fee -$5,000
Years to pay 7 ears 6 months


* MIDDLE INCOME
Three-bedroom flat house 30x25
Monthly payment approximately
$14,000
Cost- $1.5 million
Plan-$15,000
Down Payment- $100,000
Legal fee- $5,000
Years to pay- 8 years 3 months
* HIGH INCOME
Four-bedroom flat house 40x27
Monthly payment approximately -
$15,000
Cost- $2 million
Plan -$20,000
Down Payment- $100,000
Legal fee-$5,000
Years to pay 10 years 6 months


Construction starts and completed in three (3) to four (4) months after the full down payment is made
to ensure a solid foundation. The foundation will leave for thirty one (31) days for a proper curing and
then work will resume, but monthly payment must still be made.
(g INSPECTION FEE: $5,000
A PROJECT OF ORAL'S ENTERPRISE HOME BUILDING DIVISION
Moving People Ahead!


Page IX


Visit to


By David Douglas

NEW YORK (Reuter) For the
treatment of uterine fibroids, a
minimally invasive procedure
called uterine artery
embolisation (UAE) that shrinks
fibroids by cutting off their
blood supply is as effective as re-
moving fibroids with an opera-
tion called myomectomy, a study
confirms. But UAE offers the ad-
vantages of a speedier and less
eventful recovery, the study
shows.
"As the evidence builds
demonstrating uterine artery
embolisation's comparable effi-
cacy to hysterectomy and myo-
mectomy and superior safety, I
hope that more physicians will
view the procedure more
favourably, resulting in a de-


crease in major surgeries in
favour of a minimally invasive
technique," Dr. Scott C.
Goodwin told Reuters Health.
Uterine fibroids can cause
excessive menstrual bleedings,
pelvic pain, and frequent urina-
tion. The benign tumors occur
in about 25 percent of all
women and are the leading cause
of hysterectomy, or removal of
the uterus, in the US.
For their study, Goodwin,
of the VA Greater Los Angeles
Health Care System and col-
leagues at 16 US centers as-
signed a group of women with
uterine fibroids to UAE or
myomectomy based on "a best
treatment decision made by the
patient and her physician ac-
cording to the standard of care
at each site."


In all. 149 patients received
UAE and 60 underwent myo-
mectomy. All patients were fol-
lowed for six months and the
UAE patients were also evalu-
ated at 1 year.
Following treatment, both
groups experienced significant
improvement in overall quality
of life and menstrual bleeding.
However, UAE patients
stayed in the hospital an aver-
age of only one day versus 2.5
days in myomectomy patients.
UAE patients resumed normal
activities and returned to work
significantly sooner than myo-
mectomy patients.
In addition, at least one
adverse event was seen in 40
per cent of the myomectomy
patients compared with just
22 per cent of the UAE group.


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HOSPITAL CORPORATION
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1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following items to the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.


Monitoring Electrodes (Adults & Paeds)
Pharmaceutical Envelopes
Pampers (Adults & Paeds)
Garbage Bags


Tenderers can bid on any or all of the above-mentioned works
separately.

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00h to
15:00h, Monday to Friday upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $1000 each.

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way identify
the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender for
(specific item(s))".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, and must be placed in the Tender Box
situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later
than 09:00h., Tuesday 7th February, 2006.

Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to attend the openings.

5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General Manager.
National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if individual is
tendering or company if company is tendering.

6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the lowest
or any Tender.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer


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GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

NOTICE


TAX PRACTICE CERTIFICATE FOR
PROFESSIONALS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE


Professionals listed below, who practise their profession privately for
reward, are required by law Section 39 of the Tax Act, Chapter 80:01 to
obtain their Tax Practice Certificate in order to practise their profession in
Guyana.


* Accountants
* Architects
* Auditors
* Dentists
* Engineers
* Legal Practitioners


* Medical Practitioners
* Optometrists
SPharmacists
SPhysiotherapists
* Surveyors
SVeterinary Surgeons


The Tax Practice Certificate is valid for a period of one (1) calendar year.
The fee which is due on 1" January, 2006 must be paid on or before
Tuesday, 28'" February, 2006.

Professionals are required to apply to the Commissioner Internal Revenue
for the Certificate, and are advised that in addition to paying the prescribed
fee they must:-

Submit all tax returns due to the date of application for the
Certificate.

Pay all relevant taxes due and payable.

The Commissioner-General reserves the right to take legal action against
defaulters.




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Commissioner- General
Guyana RevenueAuthority


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Primary School, Charity Secondary
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NOTICE

The public is hereby informed that Licences for Motor Vehicles, House
Agents, Hucksters, Betting shops and other business Licences will be on sale
from Monday 6" February, 2006 at the Licence Revenue Office, located at
Smyth & Princes Streets, Georgetown and Certifying and Regional Offices
around the country.

Persons renewing their Motor Vehicle Licences are required to present their
Registration Certificate, Certificate of Fitness, Insurance Certificate and
Licence for the previous year.

Applicants for renewal of Trade Licences should produce their previous years
Licence, proof of Address and Identification (I. D. or Passport).

There is a three (3) months grace period which ends on the Friday 5th May,
2006. Taxpayers are advised to purchase their Licences before the end of this
period.


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Commissioner-General
Guyana Revenue Authority


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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. Let us remind
you again that cramming is not in keeping with
the principles of understanding. Start your re-
vision process now. Revision allows you to
reinforce your ability to recall material and to
review the connections you have made be-
tween materials in hand and other topics. Be
careful now!
'Bye.

IN LAS'WEEK

Solution to "Sentence Completion"
A sentence completion exercise can contain a mix-
ture of structures. That is, it can contain putting-
the-right-words-together items and vocabulary items.
You must pay attention to the sentence structure to
see in what way it is incomplete.
1. The car stopped because he had run out -
petrol. Answer: B. of;
2. This novel is extremely poor; it -. Answer: C.
isn't worth reading
3. This is by the best picture he has painted.
Answer: A. far
4. The engine stopped -. Answer: A. suddenly
5. Do you know what the is for calculating the
area of a circle? Answer: C. formula
6. He'll improve in time; it's only a of practice.
Answer: B. question

Solution to "Consonant Clusters"
A. Identify the consonant clusters.
A consonant cluster is a group of consonants found
together in a word.
screw spring scrub string spread threw
earth thread straight dry clear fourth

B. Complete the sentences.
1. The pitcher threw the ball to the catcher.
2. George found a scrub for Stanley's dog.
3. Maggie tightened the spring on the chair leg.
4. Harry looked forward to the fourth of February.
5. The carrion crow spread its wings.
6. Sometimes it is hard to thread a needle.
7. The weather is clear and dry.
8. The Earth is a planet.


Solution to "Alphabetical Order"
Reminder: Facts are listed alphabetically in a source
book like an encyclopedia.
Random Order: spider flags buffalo -
dance coins whistles kites eyes -
ranches pianos bands gold stars -
nests ovens
Alphabetical Order: 1. bands; 2. buffalo; 3. coins;
4. dance; 5. eyes; 6. flags; 7. gold; 8. kites; 9.
nests; 10. ovens; 11. pianos; 12. ranches; 13.
spider; 14. stars; 15. whistles

IN THIS WEEK


Read for Meaning
First Passage
The Spotted Flycatcher
The spotted flycatcher seems to live entirely on in-
sects that it catches in the air. It chooses as a perch
a dead branch or a bare rail, from which it can have
a clear view and flight. With the spotted fly-catcher
each insect is the object of a separate flight and
chase. Other birds, chaffinches for example, may
be seen to do the same thing with some particularly
attractive insect, such as Mayfly; but they are not so
expert, and with them the practice is an exception
and not a habit.
The spotted flycatcher's plumage is dull, and the male
and female are alike. When the young are fledged,
they are much in evidence, perched on some con-
venient place, such as the garden fence, waiting to
be fed by the old birds. The young of a pa;r that
nested in creepers by the garden door at Fallowfield
appeared in a row on the lawn-tennis net in the morn-
ing when they left the nest.

Questions
1. Has the spotted fly-catcher bright plumage?
2. Which bird makes a separate flight like the fly-
catcher to catch a fly?
3. Which is the cleverer at fly-catching, the chaffinch
or the spotted flycatcher?
4. Does the spotted flycatcher appear to live on any-
thing else besides insects?
5. Is the spotted flycatcher a shy bird?
6. How do you know when a young flycatcher is
fledged?
7. Write a letter to a friend telling him/her about the
characteristics of the flycatcher.

Another Passage
Tie Fisher
The fisher is a sort of weasel. He gained his name
by stealing and not by fishing. The fur-trappers of
the cold North sometimes use frozen fish with which
to bait their traps. When the fisher smells the bait,
he drops a stick or a stone on the trap. Up go the
steel jaws, and the trap is useless. Then the cun-
ning animal eats the fish: that is why he is called the
fisher.
Questions

1) Who eats the fish?
2) Does the fisher fish?
3) What does the fur-trapper of the northern country
put in his trap?
4) Is the fisher caught in the trap?
5) What is caught in the trap instead of the fisher?

Grammar
Question and Verb
Let us help you this week to frame questions as they
should be made in English. You can be asked to
identify kinds of sentences in your examination.
We know that some of you do not have the right hab-
its in using the verbs do, does, is and are. So, we


have provided an opportunity for some practice now
to get the right habits into your system.
How to begin: Ask both yourself and study part-
ners if you make mistakes with question patterns in
using the verbs do, does, is and are. Hear what they
have to say and plan to use the guidelines below
accordingly.
1. Here are two tables which have been prepared to
help you practise making correct sentences. Work
them orally and quickly. Do not spend too much time
with a table; be serious and quick. You can easily
get back to any one of them some other time.


2. Complete the question
your own choice.


with a word or phrase of


bible One


Able iko


3. Do oral work on a lively dialogue in which there
are many questions taken from the exercise above.
Construct the questions correctly.

Composition Writing

Here is a picture. Study it, and then write a composi-
tion inspired by it in about 120-150 words.


2/3/2006, 7:24 PM


the girl
the mother
the sister
the friend
the neighbour
the teacher
Does the book
the magazine
the handout
the will
the dialogue


the stories
the tales
the episodes
the descriptions
the spiders
the cushions
Do the manatees
the circles
the beverages
the hills
the arachnids


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Common Entrance


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Welcome to our Mathematics columns. At this time
you should not have to go back to your text books,
lesson material and so on too often. On the whole
you should be using notes that are suitable and suf-
ficient for revision. Keep on treating yourself well
for the examination! Love you.
'Bye.
INLAS'WEEK
Lots of Practice Work

Solution to "Decimal Comparison"
Here is a reminder that < means less than and > means
more than. The symbols < and > are used to compare
decimals and other quantities.
1) 0.67 > 0.06
2) 2.8 > 2.08
3. 32.00 < 32.07
4) 0.56 < 5.06
5) 0.34 < 0.43
6) 46.09 < 46.9
7) 65.8 > 8.65

Solution to "Complete Series"
8) 0.06, 0.08, 0.1 ,0.12 ,0.14
9) 6.43, 6.53, 6.63, 673 ,683
10) 79.75, 7976 79.77, 7978 ,7979
11)7.42, 6.41, 54,439,338
12)12.83,1273, 12.63, 1253 ,1243

Solution to "Order from Least to Greatest"
13) 2.3, 0.23, 23. Answer: 0.23, 2.3, 23
14) 77, 0.7, 7.7, 0.77, 7.77. Answer: 0.7, 0.77, 7.7, 7.77,
77
15) 0.56, 0.52, 1.05. Answer: 0.52, 0.56, 1.05
16) 3.5, 3.35, 3.53, 5.33. Answer: 3.35, 3.5, 3.53, 5.33

Solution to "Complete the Chart"
Reminder: 1m equals 100 cm.

No. Metres Centimetres
17. 1.57 157
18. 29.63 2,963
19. 786.54 78,654
20. 7.569 756.9
21. 8.7875 878.75


Reminder: Forms of the same Number

Ones Tenths Hundredths

9 0
9 0___0 0,

9 ones are equal to 9.
90 tenths are equal to 9.
900 hundredths are equal to 9.

Solution to "Forms of same Value"
(Forms of the same value are in bold print.)
22. 50 ,50. 500 50 tenths
23. 9,90, 900,90 tenths
24. 78 78 tenths, 780 0.78

Cubes, Rectangular Prisms & Pyramids


The faces of the figures below are fiat faces.
The part of the figure where faces meet is an edge.
The part of the figure where edges meet is a vertex.


S-. Verlex
Fa"' Face


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IN THIS WEEK
Problem Solving Project
Shooting Baskets
Sandra kept track of the scores of the partners playing
basketball. She wrote down the number of times they
made a basket. Then she wrote this as a fraction and
reduced it to lowest terms if she could. The first one is
finished. Finish all of the others.


# Player Ties Bask- Frac- Fraction
O ets tion In lowest
terms
1. Rosie 6 3 316 1/2
2. Banes 4 3
3. Francis 10 5
4 Princess 8 2
O 5. Gertrude 12 8
6. Bellamy 8 7
7. Lewis 12 9
8. Simone 9 6
9. Charles 6 2
O 10. Brenda 10 4


Extra workout:
Who has the best score?

Digits and Numbers
We can use the digits 4, 6, and 8 to write six numbers.
Can you get them right?
Do you have 468, 486, 648, 684, 846, 864? If you have
those six numbers then you are correct.
Of the six numbers pick out the least and then the great-
est.
Do you have 468 for the least and 864 for the greatest?
Then you are indeed remembering your basics. Keep it
up!
Exercise
A). Use the digits to write the least number and the great-
est number.
1). 4, 6, 9, 2
2). 8, 9, 9, 1
3). 8, 7, 3
4). 2, 5, 7, 9
5). 7, 1, 8, 9
B). Use digits from 0 to 9 to write the least four-digit num-
ber.
C). Use digit from 0 to 9 to write the greatest four-digit
number.


lie Graph
This is an optional exercise, which means that you can
choose to do it if you care. The enrichment features here
provide interesting and challenging activities for everyone.
Try it. You will be glad you did.


Use the clues to find the number and letter.
1. Clue 1. The number is between 6000 and 8000.

2. Clue 2. The letter is a consonant.

3. Clue 3. The sum of all the digits is 12.

4. Clue 4. The letter is in the word friend.

5. Clue 5. He sum of the tens' digit and the ones' digit is

6. Clue 6. The sum of the digits is thirteen.

7. Clue 7. The consonant is accompanied by digits that
add up to 12.

8. Clue 8. The letter is in the word baby.

Anothergraph

Store Cases
Grocery ti
Drug 44 II
Department 4t4
Bath Shop II


Susan keeps a tally of cases of soap being sent to stores.

1. Use Susan's tallies to draw a bar graph. Remember to
include a title, some labels, and numbers.
Use your bar graph to solve.

2. Which store is being sent the greatest number of
cases? The least number of cases?

3. How many more cases are being sent to the drugstore
than the grocery store?

4. What is the total number of cases being sent to the
stores?

5. The drugstore asked to have its next shipment doubled.
Ho many cases will be sent to the drugstore?

6. The bath shop asked that its quota be multiplied by
two and a half. How many cases will be sent to the bath
store?

7. The department store wants its quota to be slashed
by half. How many cases will be sent to the department
store?

8. How many more cases does the drug store now
order than the grocery store?


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highest honour that a Governor
can give to a citizen.
She was born to 100 per
cent Amerindian parents of the
Carib tribe and was adopted by
Bill and Catherine Mead of
South Ohio,.United States of
America in Guyana, December 7,
1999.
Her new parents took her
home to Ohio, USA, one week
later. Her adoption by the Meads
was sealed in Scioto County,
Ohio, USA on February 24,
2000.
Mead's acculturation to
American language and customs
was an extensive crossover.
Evidently, her parents, Bill
and Catherine, did everything in
their power to motivate her into
social acceptance.
Church involvement aided
this process well. Mead was
baptised at Friendship
Church of Christ less than
three months after taking up
residency in Ohio, on March
7, 2000. Every year, she comes
to Guyana to visit and work
with missions of the Church
of Christ. Each year, she also
participates in a variety of
church activities, which
include helping the poor,
Vacation Bible School, and
church camp.
US citizens' adoption of an
indigenous Indian girl from South
America, who is on the road to
success, will make an interesting
feature story any part of the
world. And the Meads have done
their part to give their daughter
recognition and media coverage.
In 2000, two newspapers
interviewed her. Both
publications of Portsmouth,
Ohio featured her on the front
page. In 2004, she was also
featured in a Sunday publication
of a Georgetown, Guyana
newspaper.
In a letter tb the Sunday


Chronicle, the Meads said
Sheron attended Bet Sehfer
Academy (a home school) from
December 1999 until graduation
February 5, 2004. Mead was
featured as a member of Who's
Who Among American High
School Students, 2002-2003. She
started at the Rickenbacker Air
Force Base at Columbus, Ohio,
and was scheduled to re-enter
Shawnee State University last
month.
Even, prior to gaining US
citizenship on June 30, 2000,
the Honourable Ted Strickland,
Member of Congress, had a flag
flown for her over the United
States Capitol on February 2,
2000. Sheron Mead has since
travelled to Trinidad and
Tobago, Barbados, Canada and
Scotland.
The tenacious Carib spirit is
certainly alive in this young
lady's soul.
She became a Cadet
Airman First Class in the
Civil Air Patrol (no longer
active); an active member in
4-H; and has met and had
discussions with three
members of US Congress and
one member of US Senate -
Congressman Mike McIntyre,
Senator Elizabeth Dole,
Congressman Rob Portman
and Congressman Ted
Strickland.
Her talks with the Congress
and Senate members must have
been'impressive since she was


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SACRED masks sit on an altar before a performance of an ancient Mayan play in Rabinal,
Guatemala January 24, 2006. (Daniel LeClair/Reuters)







Clive Sankardyal



'The Brown Curl


made a Congressional Intern to
Congressman Rob Portman in
September 2004 and worked in
his Portsmouth, Ohio office
once a week. Last year October,
she was appointed
Congressional Intern to
Congresswoman Jean Schmidt
after she received a latter of
support and recommendation
from Congressman Portman. He
is now a Presidential Cabinet
Member (Secretary of Trade).
Sheron Mead was made
Honourable Member of the
Kentucky Colonels on
February 24, 2003. This is the
highest honour the Governor
can give a citizen. She
became a member of Young
Eagles (flying club) in April
2003 and completed Red Cross
CPR and First Aid studies that
same year.
She has had extra lessons in
flight instruction, sign language
and piano. She got her Ohio
driver's licence in 2004 shortly
after receiving her acceptance
letter to attend Shawnee State
University in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Her other credits include
recognition from the Ohio Air
National Guard. She took
MEPS on July 5, 2005; was
inducted July 28; left for BMT
at Lackland AFB August 30,
2005; completed USAF Basic
Octoberl4, 2005 and was
promoted to Airman First
Class with two medals. (Stacey
Bess)


by Chamanlall Naipaul


A REMARKABLE piece of literature has joined
the list of excellent Guyanese novels. This time,
the author is a former career teacher from a humble
rural background. But surely, this first novel will
remove him from obscurity.
'The Brown Curtains' by Clive Sankardyal expected to hit the
bookshelves in Guyana by the end of this month is indeed a brilliant
piece of prose writing for a first novel, and is a must read for every
Guyanese, particularly as a means of delving into the more sophisti-
cated and complex issues of race relations, cultural tolerance, sociol-
ogy, philosophy and politics.
It is not surprising that the book won the St. Lucia National
Writers Award where Sankardyal is currently based and like many
of Guyana's foremost writers, he has also excelled while being abroad.
Perhaps, being away from the actual situation gives one the space
and time to soberly and objectively analyse and reflect on the
Guyanese reality which has been so much influenced by politics and
race relations.
However, 'The Brown Curtains', in which the main character Raj, a
migrant Guyanese pharmacist of Indian descent, becomes involved with
Felicity, a St. Lucian beauty of African extraction, and eventually marries
her, gives a vivid description of how deep-seated are traditions, culture and
religious beliefs. The novel provides an insight into the nerve-wracking com-
plexities they can cause within families.
When Raj's staunch Hindu parents and siblings back home in
Zeelugt hear about his relationship with Felicity and the couple's
intention of getting married, it caused ripples, immediately triggering
a feeling of a betrayal of Raj's religious and traditional beliefs. In the
process, Raj is resented and shunned.
"Look wha shame Raj bring pun awe," Raj's mother declares,
stressing their committed involvement in the Mandir in the village.
Even more distressing to his parents and siblings was the
fact that, in accordance with Hindu tradition, they had already
"fixed" him with a girl of their choice from the village.
And it is here the long saga of
an emotional battle between Raj and
his parents becomes intensified.
His parents insist on orthodoxy
and Raj holds out on his more mod-
ern and open approach to issues of
love and marriage, and, in a deter-
mined manner, resists his parents'
insistence on giving up Felicity to
marry the Hindu girl of their
choice.
hi the end, Raj's father, reluc-
tantly,.painfully, and in a state of
depression, attends the couple's
wedding ceremony in St. Lucia, and
eventually begins taking steps to
accept his daughter-in-law.
While the main plot of 'The
Brown Curtains' is the story of Raj
CUVE SANKARDYAL and Felicity, this is wonderfully in-
terwoven with an insight of the
mindset of Guyanese teachers in the 1980s, about the politics and
future of their homeland, which decisively influenced their migration
to other Caribbean territories, and the trials and tribulations they
endured in adjusting to a new culture and environment.
The intricacies of this. process of adjustment is so lucidly nar-
rated by Sankardyal who refers to himself in the book as RPp,%


that one gets the feeling that he i.
particularly those scenes where i
Guyanese adjectives, expressions
For a first book, Sankardyal
those who have read V.S Naipaul
a similarity in style, whereby serio
are related in lavish humour and
firmly embedded in the story.
I have been privileged to wo
ten years at Zeeburg Secondary S
more years, and have always foul
with an excellent sense of humc
Brown Curtains'.
It is also no wonder that the :
lage of Zeelugt, East Bank Esseqi
and to which he is so committed
many residents fondly referred to
One of the witty charact
Sankardyal describes so vivid
to Zeelugt and his indelible e'
nostalgic reflection in his boo






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By Mica Rosenberg

RABINAL, Guatemala
(Reuters) It outlived the Span-
ish conquest and a crushing
civil war and it survived de-
cades of repression by the
Guatemala government of the
Maya heartland. Now the old-
est drama in the Americas
has been declared a global
masterpiece.
The Rabinal Achi is per-
formed annually at a January
festival. Anthropologists say it
has been staged since 1400 and
tells the story of the clash of
two Mayan kingdoms 500 years
earlier.
The play, now sponsored
by the government, was almost
extinguished by army massacres


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actually there with these fellows,
ievitably tempers flare and all the
and cuss words flow freely.
ias done a remarkable job, and for
s Miguel Street, they would sense
)us issues of sociology and culture
hilarity, but the message remains

rk with Sankardyal for more than
-hool and to be his friend for many
d him to be a humble "roots man"
,ur so evidently reflected in 'The
gettingg of his book mirrors the vil-
libo where he lived most of his life
. While he was living in Guyana,
him as 'Zeelugt'.
rs in the book, 'Kalli', whom
y, characterises his attachment
periences there, and hence his


and repression during
Guatemala's 36-year civil war,
when it was viewed as a possi-
bly subversive focus of
organising by the indigenous
community.
"We were treated like
witches," said the play's current
director, 69-year-old Jose Leon
Coloch, who oversees everything
from the colourful velvet cos-
tumes and masks to other details
of the staging, a role passed from
father to son.
Since the war ended in 1996,
the drama has made a comeback,
culminating in a successful, gov-
ernment-backed bid for its rec-
ognition by the U.N. Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation, UNESCO.
The latest performance is
the first since UNESCO
named the play a Masterpiece
of the Oral and Intangible
Heritage of Humanity at the
end of 2005. The award car-
ries no direct financial ben-
efit, but the government and
the play's custodians hope it
will attract donors to fund per-


formances overseas.
Guatemala's cash-strapped
Ministry of Culture now
subsidies the production with
about $4,000 annually and pays
Coloch a salary of about $400 a
month.
"We are doing what we can
and we hope that other, intera-
tional entities start to do the
same," said Deputy Culture
Minister Enrique Matheu.
CLANDESTINE DANCERS
Before a recent performance
of the play began, the actors
passed in front of an altar of
masks and pine incense in a back
room of Coloch's house to ask
for their ancestors' protection
and guidance.
The main character in the
drama is a Quiche warrior
who.invades the neighboring
kingdom of Rabinal After a
battle, he is captured and sen-
tenced to death but before the
execution he is granted sev-
eral wishes including a visit
his homeland, giving his word
he will return.


He does and is honourably
killed by his captors.
The whole two-hour drama
is played out several times dur-
ing the week-long festival in dif-
ferent sacred sites around
Rabinal, the capital of the fonner
kingdom and now a small coun-
try town some three hours from
Guatemala City.
The main characters speak
their lines in muffled tones
through layers of cloth and
wooden masks that cover their
faces, while pacing back and
forth in a small circle.
The dialogue, passed down
orally until it was written down
in the 1800s, is accompanied by
the muted rhythm of the Tumn,
a traditional wooden drum and
the occasional rattling of cym-
bals and bells held by the actors.
The play is written in an an-
cient form of Achi, a language
still spoken in Rabinal It is the
only piece of theatre in Latin
America that is set before the
Spanish conquest and staged en-
tirely in an indigenous language,
although nearly 30 dances with


mixed Mayan and Spanish roots
are performed in RabinaL
"The Spanish made d ns of
attempts to sppress this drama,"
said Dennis Tedlock of the State
University of New York who has
translated the play to English "It
made the Spanish nvous to have
a portrayal of a world that they
werenot in"
Dancers clandestinely con-
tinued to perform the story dur-
ing colonial times, but the tradi-
tion was nearly lost during
Guatemala's 36-year-long civil
war that killed over 200,000
mostly Mayan civilians.

ABSENCE FOR YEARS
Rabinal's outlying villages
were the scene of some of the
country's worst massacres. Ac-
cording to a 1999 U.N.-backed
truth report, soldiers and
paramilitaries raped Maya
women and smashed children's
heads open on rocks, killing 143 .
in the nearby village of Rio Ne-
gro.
During the war, the play dis-
appeared for several years when


meetings of gmops larger than
two people sparked the
military's fears of guerrilla
gamasing
Some worry that the new
UNESCO Mand coald destroy the
essece of r only smviving pe-
IEmpm-damainmLiAmnica.
-The title is a tragedy," said
Virgilio Yeo Jeronimo, a youth
group leader in Rabinal "This
just neinftices de image of in-
digenous people as a tourist at-
traction. It turns it into a mar-
etable object"
Bat frColochand seven ac-
soiussolmly perfiming infront
of the comenesy for a handful of
locals, the main audience is their
ancestors buried behind the
cdurhaor ner the nins scattered
in the hills amould thetown.
"The Rabial Adc is a re-
Eigims service," said Sariah
Acrm do, who helped Guate-
mala submit its proposal to
UNESCO. "It's et an artis-
tic capressi; it as an ct of
faith."


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By Stacey Bess

T HE 2005 best
graduating student in
the Education Programme
from the University of
Guyana's *School of
Education and Humanities
was stunned when Sunday
Chronicle called her last
week seeking an interview
regarding her excellent
performance.
Although she attended the
2005 graduation ceremony held
last November at UG's
Turkeyen Campus and felt sat-
isfied with achieving her Bach-
elors of Education Degree with
distinction, Neeta Chowtie was
oblivious that she had also
copped the Vice Chancellor's
Special Award for Best Gradu-
ating Student other than the win-
ner of the President's Medal and
the Chancellor's Medal, who in
the opinion of the School's Spe-
cial Panel, has demonstrated the
most outstanding research abil-
ity in the Education Degree
Programme.
"It's hard for me to absorb
this," she told the Sunday
Chronicle, "but I'm very happy,"
she added.
Twenty-eight year-old Neeta
Chowtie's family tree is laden
with teachers. She began to blos-


som in this noble profession at
age 16 at her primary-level alma
mater, Graham's Hall Primary
School, Graham's Hall, East
Coast Demerara, where she con-
tinues to serve. She started as a
junior teacher and is now a
trained graduate.
Chowtie was born at
Suddie, Essequibo Coast and
lived at Affiance, also on the
Essequibo Coast, until she
was four. years old. She has
lived the last 24 years at
Cummings Lodge, Greater
Georgetown, a small commu-
nity, she says, in which every-
one was once famiar with one
anothecToday, Cummins LAge
is a busier conmmuniy, which is
home to people from different
parts of the country, especially
those who are seeking resi-
dency dose to UG's Turkeyen
Campus.
Chowtie said that the seeds
planted by other family mem-
bers in the education sector in
Guyana bore fruit in her life,
making it easy for her to propa-
gate the family tradition.
Moreover, she likes being
around children.
"I like to listen to their con-
versations. Sometimes I think
that I'm still child at heart And
they are so innocent, they speak
freely, without holding back;
they are honest. With adults,


most times, the truth does noti
come out the right wa\s. she
posited.
The St. Rosc Hih School
alumni earned her Trained Teach-
ers Certificate tPrimar) oiNro
the Cyril Poller College of Edu
cation (CPCE) in 1997.
CPCE, she had chosen science
an optional area of stud,.
her astulcnes in the subjec:!
was awarded the Vice Princpals
Award for Science (content and
the Vinelli Industrnes prie for
Best Graduating Student in Sci-
ence (methodology).
Chowtie's interest in sci-
ence spawned her university
years prompting her to ex-
plore 'The Interactive Teach-
ing of Science at the Primary
Level' for her research project
in partial fulfilment of the
.Degree in Education.
Students of Graham's Hall
Primary became the subjects of
the research activity as Ms.
Chowtie compared the tradi-
tional "chalk and talk" method of
teaching science with the tech-
nique of utilising manipulative
aids. In essence, she evaluated
the effects of passive learning
against that of active learning.
Her findings revealed, after
engaging two classes one in ac-
tive learning style and the other
in passive approach utilising
the identical curriculum, that the


active learners demonstrated a
deeper understanding of the sub-
ject over the passive learners. A
corresponding mode of assess-
ment was the basis for conclu-
sion.
"It was difficult to cope be-
tween school and assignments,"
she recounted.
After school she rested be-
fore planning school lessons for
the following day. Early momn-
ing hours, between 02:00 hrs.
and 05:00 hrs., became her
study period.
Ms. Chowtie, who is from
a single-parent family, had to un-
ravel numerous kinks to get to
the prize. Her mother and
brother are elated by her success.
Her mother, whom she de-
scribed as her greatest strength,
became ill during her final year


atUG
At one time I thought that
I was not going to finis' whale I
saaredL" she said.
The encourageme:- -.f her
mother, myoungemrlother Fiends
and colleagues motivai ,er to
finish the Edcation Deg: .c.
Chowtie has conciided,
'Determination is the key to
success, bt you cannot be suc-
cessful without the support of
family, friends, add prayer."
She is gratef to Mr. Ed-
ward Jarvis; Ms. Gaitri
Sing; Ms. Padmoutie
Piram; fm-er Headmaster
of Graham's Hall Primary
SdchM# Me Prie David; the
staff f Graham's Hall Pri-
mary 3am Researdc Lecturer,
Ms- Ruth Dwaer for their
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By Terence Roberts


WHEN I was
growing up in the
1950's in the
western half of Shell Road
and Barr Street, Kitty, there
was a Guyanese lady, Mrs.
Brandt, purely of non-Anglo
European descent, who
quickly realized my artistic
bent from the early age of
nine, and began to casually
guide me towards the
reading of unique serious
novels and seeing films of
similar quality. Mrs.
Brandt's younger sons were
my friends and like most of
the residents of Kitty back
then, the Hollywood cinema
with its polished port-holed
doors and turquoise lobby
filled with vintage posters
(like an exciting art gallery)
was the most educational
place of entertainment and
human development in Kitty.
At that time in the
1950's, the most popular
films among boys our age


were vintage Westerns with
names like: 'Man from God's
country'. 'Masterson of
Kansas', 'Lone Hand', 'Ride
a crooked trail', etc, with
cowboy stars of strong moral
and social values such as
George Montgomery, Joel
McCrea. Audie Murphy, etc.
At Christmas time, the
village neighborhoods,
streets, and shops were filled
with boys, and some girls,
between the ages of seven
and fifteen, fashionably
-dressed in colourful cowboy
clothes, our silver, black, and
steel-blue six-guns leaving the
air filled with cap-pistol
smoke as we fought mock
battles, seen in such films,
between ranchers, marauding
"savages", sheriffs or posses
pursuing bad men, lone
gunfighters facing each other
in the street, etc, etc. All this
mock violence around lattice-
work wall, stairs, fences, and
pillars of our weather-beaten
wooden Guyanese houses
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since all of us, by no means
of rich families, have grown
up to be law-abiding
educated professionals in
diverse careers, whether in
Guyana of abroad.
Films Like 'Ball of Fire' also
helped to nurture the possibil-
ity of genuine romantic involve-
ment between different classes,
races, and personalities of
Guyanese boys and girls, in
Georgetown and Kitty at least,
where in the 50's, 60's and even
70's, adults like Mrs. Brandt did
not instruct or prevent their
children from developing inti-
mate or social relationships with
those of another race or class.
This is why I happened to
know the Brandt's weather-
beaten but comfortable house so
well.
Mrs. Brandt's interest in
my intellectual development
increased when she over-
heard me relating the events
of the first novel I had disci-
plined myself to read to the
end, at the age of seven. It was
a western called 'Silver Can-
yon' by Louis Lamour, and
this prompted her to invite me
into herself and husband's
bedroom where their book-
shelses. crammed with paper-
backs. were made available to
me from then on. Later, at


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around the age of ten, when
I had returned one of the
many exciting westerns I
chose to borrow, she suddenly
took down a different hefty
paper back and told me it was
time to start reading serious .
fiction.
The novel was called 'Mos-
quitoes', the first novel by one
of the greatest 20th century
novelists, William Faulkner. She
told me to keep the novel, and
keep trying to read it no matter
how difficult it seemed. Indeed,
never had I attempted a novel


so difficult, with shifting tenses,
long winding sentences filled
with shifting thoughts. Yet later
I came to cherish this great and
rare novel about young people
becoming artists.
My introduction by Mrs.
Brandt to the 1940's Film 'Ball
of Fire', occurred one Kitty af-
ternoon of sea breeze and clear
blue skies as she came to her
front door, bare feet, and over-
hearing our young boys' gossip
about neighbourhood girl-attrac-
tions. Her freckled face burst
into a grin, before she mentioned
a film we must remember to see
when we became a bit older. The
film was 'Ball of Fire' with Bar-
bara Stanwyck as 'Sugarpuss',
the showgirl jazz singer in a
Nightclub. The film apparently
had a reputation as socially dar-
ing, and it was not until I was
in my late teens that I saw it
free of charge at a midweek mati-
nee at the Plaza cinema, where
I hung out.
This is the sort of film
that had enormous relevance
for our earlier Guyanese
generation who realized that
poverty, little education, and
bad social influences could
push physically beautiful
women into bad company,
harming their chances for
growth and true happiness.
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Creole vernacular, and from
the film's opening scenes
with her performing in
skimpy silk clothes to the
real Gene Krupa Jazz or-
chestra, we can guess the sort
of gold-digging doll she is.
However, the brilliance
of this classic film lay in its
originality in building its
story around the topic of
"slang" use, a sort of highly
creative hip American Creole
language used by the working
class, Afro-Americans, Jazz
artists; gigolos, and "wise
guys". Sugarpuss is the
mistress of such speech; it's
the only language she uses.
Gary Cooper is the
intellectual studying such
language, and he tries, to
interview her, but even the
very rapid slang she uses to
dismiss him, interests him,
and he asks her to repeat it
so that he can write it down.
Dana Andrews is Sugarpuss's
con-man boyfriend pursued
by the Law. Due to Andrews,
she finds herselfalso wanted,
and ends up taking refuge in
a strict house with Cooper
and a bunch of old wise
University Professors.
Such a wild woman in such
an intellectual environment is
bound to turn conventional val-
ues upside down, and soon we
see her teaching the Professors
how to dance to Jazz and the
Latin Cha-Cha-Cha beat. Of
course, Cooper's quiet but un-
biased interest gets to
Sugarpuss' heart, and they
gradually find true love, Holly-
wood style, with each other.
Con-man Dana Andrews comes
to realise too late that Sugarpuss
is not really the bad girl he
thinks she really is, or wants her
to be.
By the time I saw 'Ball of
Fire' in the late 60's, I had
moved away from Kitty vil-
lage and almost never saw
Mrs. Brandt, because I had
become a wild Georgetown
'sweet boy', living it up. I
never did get a chance to
thank Mrs. Brandt for all the
good guidance she gave me, so
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It's good to meet again with you today.
i5day you will continue from last week 's
test, to test your knowledge on what you
have learned through out the pass year.
lat is in the form of multiple-choice.

Continue form number:-,

19. The type of teeth that is used for grinding
is the
(A) incisor (B) canine
(C) pre-molar (D) molar

20. Which substance boils at 100 C?
(A) Cow's milk (B) Pure water
(C) Cooking oil (D) "Black suede" cologne

21. The final stage in the life cycle of the
butterfly is the
(A) imago (B) larva
(C) caterpillar (D) pupa

22. Which organ churns food into a thick
liquid?
(A) Liver (B) Intestine
(C) Pancreas (D) Stomach

Study the diagram of the simple circuit below
then answer question 23 and 25.


Answers to last week's questions


I ji C .i


23. Which of the symbols in the circuit above
represents the battery?


(A) L
(C) N


(B) M
(D) O


11. Electricity is a form of (C) energy
12. What develops into a seed after fer-
tilization? (B) Ovule
13. Which gas given off by plants is im-
portant to animals? (B) Oxygen
14. Which of the following is not needed
for seeds to germinate? (D) Warmth
15. One method of making a temporary
magnet is by (A) beating
16. All the following would decay in a gar-
bage dump except: (B) plastic bottles


24. What is the function of the symbol at M?


(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)


Works as a fuse
Exposes the wires
Stores the current
Completes the circuit


25. Which other name would you give to
the letter L?


(A) strokes
(B) Lines
(C) Cells
(D) power


=A= evg --E. .
17. On plant earth, soil is found on the
(B) crust
18. The unit of energy is the (B) joule


Hello boys and girls,
lianks for coming along this week. If you have
already started revision, you are on the right
pathway to good success. By and by you will
find yourself working a little less in your study
groups and a little more in pairs. Soon you will
be comfortable working on your own. Good
confidence is what you need for good success!
Love you
'Bye.

IN LAS1WEEK

Healthful Hints
1) Health is the total well-being of a person and ev,-
eryone who lives has some degree of health.
2) The quickness of your brain tells about the level


of health that you enjoy.
3) All persons should
strive to increase respon-
sibility for improving their
own personal health.
4) Social, educational
and political organizations
have a responsibility to
promote and preserve
public health.
5) Disturbing factors)
impinge on a person's
overall well being.
6) Health is promoted
when a set of principles
are in operation.


7) The entire population
ways to procure health.


must use many different


Solution to Questions
1) No one should forget about his or her well being
even for a small part of the day.
2) Community entities which
are involved in my well-being
are the garbage collection
Svans, the community clubs and
fi churches, and gangs that
clean the trenches and drains
.L and weed the parapets. I un-
V derstand that other communi-
ties have recreational facilities
for their children of my age
group.
3) Healthy eating, a loving re-
lationship with my parents
and guardians, healthy family meetings, caring well
for something like a pet, and doing regular home
chores can help keep me healthy in mind and body.

IN THIS WEEK
Do You Remember?
1. Into how many counties is Guyana divided?
2. How many administrative regions do we have
spreading over these counties?
3. What is meant by the term "highland region"?
4. Where does a river begin?
5. What is an island?
6. About how many islands are found in the
Essequibo River?


7. Name two of the well-known inhabited islands of
the Essequibo River.
8. Exactly where do we find the Mazaruni prison?
9. What is the abbreviation for the name of the Min-
istry of Education?
10. What is a tributary? Name two in the Essequibo
county.
11. In which natural region are diamonds most
found?
12. Where is the national 1763 monument found?
13. Where is the town of New Amsterdam located?
14. Can you tell which two bridges must be driven
over on your way to West Berbice from
Georgetown?
15. For what does the abbreviation NBIC stand?
16. Is the Salvation Army the name of a church or-
ganization or a military organization?
17. The Easter season is observed by this religion.
18. The family that consists of mother, father and
children is known by this name.
19. The set of nations in the Caribbean that is
banded together for the good of its trade and other
well-beings is called by this name.
20. The term U.K stands for this.
21. A lake is described as ...
22. The Pomeroon River is known to have many of
these mammals.
23. The Kaieteur fall is this high.
24. This is the number of nations that once ruled
Guyana in turns.
25. Name two Dutch place names in Guyana.
26. For what is our St. George's Cathedral known?
27. Which cathedral is found on Brickdam?
28. The Harbour Bridge is found across this river.
29. Mashramani marks an event like this.
30. Is the Pakaraima a fish or a mountain range?


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The Passage never he asked think of wearing a wrist watch the
stranger's reply is not part of the joke.


Abruptly he fell to searching for the words as she
wanted to hear. "She has a graceful neck, auburn
hair, sober eyes. She's clean articulate, though shy
-." He looked sideways at her. "I think you'll like
her."

"Whether I like her or not is unimportant."

"She will produce healthy children," he added, "
something that your three offspring have thus far
been unable to do."

She continued to frown at him. Then apparently as
weary of the encounter as he was, she concluded.
S"Then you wish me to speak to banns with the
Powelses?"

"Why not?" he replied hurriedly, "I rather thought that
was the point of all this."

She nodded, a solemn look upon her face, as sad
and preoccupied as the one she'd arrived with. He
had hoped to walk back through the castle gates
with her smiling, on his arm, a pretty family portrait
which he was certain would please Sophia.

But apparently it was not to be. As she started to
rise, he again gave her generous support. He was
sorry that she had cooled toward him. And he was
doubly sorry that he had been unable to fill her ro-
mantic head with avowals of passionate love. Of
course she had yet to meet Harriet. All of his en-
counters with the young woman in the past had been
at cotillions at country house parties, and then a
fortnight which he'd spend in at Hadley Park in
Shrewsbury. Now, thinking on the shy, timid, rather
stern-looking girl, he doubted seriously if there was
a single impulse in her entire personality which would
in all honesty be called passionate.

Questions

1) pretend that you are the person in the extract.
Wiite a personal account of how you view your ex-
-peiience mentioned in the text.

2) Write a description of the girl that the gentleman
was bringing into his family.

3) Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it
upon a notice board.

Punctuation

Punctuate the following passages and insert the
necessary capital letters.
Exercise One

where you are going my lad said the older man is a
'question that doesn't interest us what we want to
kndw is where yod were on tuesday night at seven
o'clock when as you know old mr bunbury the
butcher was killed if you tell us the exact truth it
may help us i should like to the young man replied
but how can i it isnt my secret

Exercise ro
one day as he was walking along the street a friend
of mine whom I shall call jack ratter met a complete
stranger the stranger was carrying a large clumsy
clock staggering along as best he could under its
enormous weight mr ratter paused eyed the
stranger que-,tioningly and then with a smile did you


Exercise liree

A Poem The semi-colons and capitals are still in.
You are to supply the other punctuation marks.

There was a man With a burning desire; "As soon
as I can I want to retire; Retirement is what I
want to get on to And work I will not But do what I
want to." With energy vast He laboured undaunted
In order at last To do what he wanted. But when
after all His struggles were through He couldn't
recall What he wanted to do.

Making better Sentences
We are still in our bid to help you make better con-
structed sentences to enhance your compositions.
Work along and enjoy the set of exercises below.
Pay attention to what you have been doing within
the past weeks.

Exercise 1: Join the following pairs of sentences
using "enough" or "so ...that", whichever makes the
better sense.

a) Henry was fairly strong. He lifted the weight but
it cost him a great effort.
b) Henry was very strong. Consequently it was
easy for him to lift the weight.
c) Heineken spoke very solemnly. Everybody was
impressed.
d) Heineken spoke fairly loudly. He gave them all a
chance to hear (but they had to listen hard.)

A reminder: When the result is a negative one, we
commonly use "too" instead of "enough" with an
adjective or adverb and "too many" or "too much"
with a noun.


Exercise 2: Change the construction of the follow-
ing sentences by using "so ... that" instead of "too".
a) The president was too proud to take the advice
of his ministers.
b) Shelly spoke too quickly for them to hear what
she was reciting.
c) The crowded speed boat sank too quickly for
anybody who could not swim to be rescued.
d) They were certain to be too late to catch the flight.
e) The scooter was travelling too fast to take the
corner safely.


A reminder: When we have the common noun with
the adjective in the main clause, we have a choice
of three constructions.
1) Johnny was a gifted enoughpainter to paint land-
scapes while he was still a child.
2) Johnny was such a gifted painter that he painted
landscapes while he was still a child.
3) Johnny was so gifted a painter that he painted
landscapes while he was still a child.

Exercise 3: Join the following pairs without leaving
out the noun in the main clause.
1) Herman was a hot-headed young man. He never
stopped to think.
2) Hilton is a very foolish fellow. Nobody will listen


to him.
3) Jennifer is a very sensible girl. Her mother can
safely use her to look after her brothers and sis-
ters.
4) Simon Thompson is a quick worker. He always
has time to spare.

Exercise 4:
The Relationship of Time and Cause
Reminder: In the real world two actions which have
a time relationship often have a cause and effect
relationship as well.

For Example:
(a) When we saw an antelope on a hill in the zoo-
logical park, we quickly stopped our car.

(b) Because we saw an antelope on a hill in the zoo-
logical park, we quickly stopped our car.

Seeing the antelope just happened before we
stopped our car and was the cause of our stopping
it! 'h, '.' you use "when" or "because' does not
alter logic of the message.

In the sentences given as examples, y ; .;, r': t, :',
the first contains a subordinate adverbial clause of
time because it emphasizes the time relationship,
and the second contains a subordinate adverbial
clause of cause because it emphasizes the cause
relationship.

In cases where there is a i '.,.. '. of time and
cause a participial phrase is often used in place of
a clause.

Seeing an -ntai,;.e on a hill, we stopped our
car under a tree.

In this kind of construction, if the participial
phrase comes first, the subject of the verb in the
main clause must be the doer of the action de-
scribed by the participle.

Please notice the comma after the participial phrase.

When the participial phrase is put between the sub-
ject and the verb of the main clause:

a) It must be marked off by commas;
b) The main verb must not be given a pronoun
subject referring back to the noun at the begin-
ning.

We, seeing an antelope on a hill, stopped
our car to see it better.
Not:
We, seeing an antelope on a hill, we stopped
our car to see it better.

Even though this construction is not very common
in English, it is usually better to say:

Seeing an antelope on a hill, we stopped our
car to see it bette,

In what is known Es the absolute construction there
is generally a sin;mar time and cause relationship:

The antelope having been spotted, we im-
mediately became excited.
The baby lion being hurt, the hunters felt
bound to nourish it and set it free again.
Note that you should not place a comma in front of
the participle.





Sunday_ Ch&i_ _bdr',~o ~g I


Cancer


A FEW months ago,
someone sent an
elderly woman to
consult me at the Cheddi
Jagan Dental Centre. I do
not usually attend to patients
sent specially to see me at my
place of employment, but I
made this an exception. The
woman said she wanted to
have her tooth extracted and
when she opened her mouth,
one of the worst cancers I
ever saw confronted me.
Cancer is one of the leading
killers in the world today. It had
been established that head and
neck cancer predominate among
these. Although the specific
causes of the cancers usually
seen by dentists remain un-
known, several factors have
been associated with their ori-
gin.
Cancers of most head and
neck sites have been related to
cigarette, cigar and pipe smok-
ing. The relative cancer risk in-
creases with the duration and
amount smoked per day. The
incidence of oral cancer among
cigarette smokers had been es-
timated to be six times greater
than that observed in non smok-
ers and is likely related to a va-


riety of substances, including
nicotine and tars in cigarette
smoke.
Studies of alcoholic popula-
tions who do not use tobacco
have demonstrated an increased
relative risk of developing oral
throat and voice box cancers.
Alcohol may serve as a local ir-
ritant, causing a chemical burn
that increases cell membrane
permeability and absorption of
cancer-forming compounds dis-
solved in alcohol. It may also
lead to impaired absorption of
the nutrients and vitamins that
could increase the incidence of
cancer. When a person drinks as
well as smokes, the risk is mul-
tiplied by fifteen.
In 2003, Blot, Winn and
Fraumeni, published find-
ings that suggest mouthwash
is a possible risk factor in
oral and throat cancers. In an
interview of 866 patients with
oral and threat cancers, risks
increased ii proportion to
duration and frequent
mouthwash nse regardless of
gender. Since then, however.
other studies have refuted
this despite the high alcohol
content in some mouth-
washes.
Chronic mechanical oral ir-
ritation such as from dentures,


risks


The Dentist Advises
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irregular or sharp teeth and fill-
ings, hot spicy foods, improper
oral hygiene and other physical
agents that have been suggested
as possible factors in the devel-
opment of intraoral cancers.
Three groups of DNA viruses
have been shownbe oncogenic (can-
cer producing) in humans. These
include parvovirus such as human
papillomavirus, the adenoviruses,
and the herpes virus groups.
Metabolic and dietary defi-
ciencies may also have a role in
the cause of head and neck can-
cers. An increased incidence of
oral cavity and throat cancers
has been seen in Scandinavian
women with Plummer-Vinson
syndrome, a disease caused by
iron and riboflavin deficiencies.
In another case study involving
women in North Carolina with
oral cavity cancer, a protective
effect of diets high fruits and
vegetables, including vitamin C
and beta-carotene, was seen for
patients who were of tobacco
and snuff.
Exposures to asbestos and
wood dust are occupational
risk factors implicated in the
development of head and


GUYANA GEOLOGY AND MINES COMMISSION


SALE OF USED VEHICLES


The vehicles listed hereunder are available for sale to the public by Open Tender

All bids should be sealed in envelopes and clearly marked "Tender for Used Vehicle -
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Upper Brickdam. Georgetown". and should be
submitted before 2 pm on Thursday, February 9. 2006. Bids will be opened immediately
after the said time mentioned.

The vehicles will be sold "as is" and the successful bidder will be required to remove the
vehicle off the premises at his own expense within seven (7) days of notification of award.

The vehicles will be available for inspection at the Guyana Geology and Mines
Commission (GGMC), Upper Brickdam, Georgetown, between the hours of 08:00 hrs. to
12:00 hrs. and 13:00 hrs. to 16:30 hrs., Mondays to Thursdays and 08:00 hrs. to 12:00
hrs. and 13:00 hrs. to 15:30 hrs. on Fridays.

The Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any tender without assigning any
reason.

Vehicles


(a) Pajero
PGG 5787

(b) Toyota Double Cab Pick-up
PGG 9827


Operational

Not Operational


Robeson Benn
Commissioner


neck cancers. Also causing
nasal and sinus cancers are
isopropyl oils, sulphuric acid,
chromium, mustard gas, and
chemicals in leather and tex-
tile processing.
Farmers, fishermen and
other outdoor workers may be
prone to skin cancer (especially
the lips) from prolonged ultra
violet exposure from the sun's
rays.
It may seem that every-
thing could cause cancer. But
the fact of the matter is that
genetics plays an important
role on deciding whether a
person develops cancer or not.
The thing to do therefore in
any case is to play it safe.


By Patricia Reaney
LONDON (Reuters) An early warning system based on
climate models, average rainfall and data on seasonal
malaria can predict the risk of an epidemic of the killer
disease five months in advance, scientists said last
Wednesday.
The system has been devised by researchers in the United
States, Britain and Botswana.
"We can give warnings of high risk of an epidemic to the health
agency and officials in the country ahead of the rainy season. This
is something they have not had before," said Tim Palmer, a climate
modeller at the European Center for Medium Range Weather
Forecasts in Reading, England.
Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes,
kills more than a million people a year, mostly young children
in Africa.
Changes in climate and rainfall have an impact on the
seriousness of a malaria outbreak. In countries like Botswana,
where the system was tested, the risk of an epidemic increases
after a season of heavy rain.
The system would enable health officials to take preventative
action such as spraying stagnant water or supplying antimalarial
drugs earlier.
"If you leave it until the end of the rainy season, it is pretty

Please tur to page XXIII


GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA/
CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND FIFTH PROGRAMME



The Government of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank
(CDB) and the Government of Canada through the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA) have recently signed an
agreementto finance several projects underthe Basic Needs Trust Fund
(BNTF)- Fifth Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is expected
to be implemented in 200612007. The sub-projects consist primarily of
buildings and other civil works aimed at improving the social and
economic infrastructure.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-
projects:
1. Zorg Bs Shed Road & Cross Street Rehabilitation Reg. #2

2. Mnkundar Street- Rehabilitation Reg. #2

3. Shirley Merle ldd-Ridley Nursery School Construction Reg. #3

4. G(eenwich Park Primary/Nursry School Const Reg. #3

5. Lane Avenue Roads Rehabilitation Reg. #10

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the
office ofthe Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the
form of a MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS
TRUST FUND. Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-
refundable fee of G$S0,000 per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance
Certificates (both of which should be in the name of individual or firm
submitting the bid) should be addressed to the Project Manager, and
deposited in the Tender Box ofthe Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp
Street, SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on or before 10 am on
Friday, February24, 2006.

Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the name
of the sub-project clearly marked on the top left hand comer. The
envelope should in noway identifythe tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or
another tender.

Tenderers ortheir representatives may be present at the opening of the
tenders at 10 am on Friday, February 24,2006.


Project Manager
January20, 2006


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Ministry of Housing & Water
Central Housing & Planning Authority


Job Characteristics
In this position, the Systems support analyst is required to have in-depth knowledge oJ'local-and
wide-area networks and will be required to assist in the identification and resolution of network
operation problems. The Systems support analyst will perform network administration.
infrastructure maintenance t:.isks and SOL Server database administration duties.
The Systems support analyst will be required to perform first-tier user support functions and
should have an in-depth understanding of PC hardware, peripherals, devices, and software
applications to indndependently install, maintain, and trouble-shoot PC hardware/softivare and
resolve the majority of user and system problems.
The Systents support analyst is also required to have working .knowledge of the software
development life cycle and will be required to develop and maintain client server software
applications.

Qualifications
* Diploma /Degree in Computer Science/Information Technologv from a recognized
University.
* ACSA certification. COMAPTA A or Network certification
Applications including detailed Curriculum Jitae should be addressed to
The Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place
Georgetown
To reach no later than the February 10, 2006
Detailed Job descriptions can be obtained from the Administrative Officer or e-mail
housing(A)quyana.net.gy


GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC.


The GUYSUCO Training Centre is recognized internationally for excellence in
Basic Engineering and specialised skills training. If you are between 15 and
17 years then apply for a GUYSUCO apprenticeship. On completion of
apprenticeship, opportunities exist for further education and for advancement
into managerial positions within the Corporation.
Apprenticeships are available in the following areas:
A Fitting and Machining
A Agricultural Mechanic
A Auto Electrical Mechanic
A Electrical
A Instrument Mechanic
A Sugar Processing

Entry Requirements
1. Candidates must have an interest in engineering and will have
completed their Secondary Education. Passes in CXC at Grade 3
Level or above in English, Mathematics and Science will be a
distinct advantage.

2. Suitably qualified candidates will be required to participate in
selection tests and those successful, will be short listed to attend
final selection interviews for the Apprenticeship Scheme.
Training includes a two-year residential period at the GUYSUCO Training
Centre, Port Mourant, (GTC/PM) and undergoing two years industrial
training.
Application Procedure
Application Forms will be available from the Personnel Department of the
various Sugar Estates namely East Berbice (Albion & Rose Hall), Skeldon,
Blairmont, Wales, Uitvlugt, Enmore, East Demerara (LBI) Estates. Guysuco
Training Centre and from Guysuco Head Office. Ogle Estate. The closing
date for all applications is February 20,2006.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME COULD
BE UPLIFTED FROM THEABOVENAMED LOCATIONS.
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GUYANA
PROUDLY HOSTING

SICC Cricket
S World Cup
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LOCAL ORGANISING

COMMITTEE
91 MIDDLE STREET, SOUTH CUMMINGSBURG
GEORGETOWN


Applications are invited for the post of Confidential SecretarylAdministrative
Assistantto the Chief Executive Officer.


a) Title of Position:

Reports to:


Confidential Secretary/ Administrative Assistant

Chief Executive Officer


Job Summary: To perform routine secretarial and administrative
supportfunctionsforthe Chief Executive Officer

b). Qualifications and Experience

Administrative Professional Secretaries' Diploma Institute of Distance and
Continuing Education

OR
Diploma in Secretarial Science from the Government Technical Institute or New
Amsterdam Technical Institute together with 5 years experience as a Secretary
orAdministrativeAssistant in a dynamic organisation.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and E-mail Spreadsheet
Management will be an asset.

Ability to operate standard office equipment. A pleasant personality and
excellentorganisational skills.

Ability to work with a high level of independence.

c) Salary negotiable.

Further information can be obtained from the Guyana Local Organising
Committee.

d). Applications are to be forwarded to

The Chief Executive Officer
Guyana Local Organising Committee
91 Middle Street
South Cummingsburg
Georgetown

The closing date for applications is Friday, February 10, 2006.


COMPUTER


i OPERATOR

REQUIREMENTS:

0 5 subjects C'C including ialiheinatics and
English Language.
0 Computer skills in \\ord Processing. Spread
Sheet and Data Base.
0 Pre~ ious experience % ill be an asset.


Q Salan- commensurate \0ith qualifications and experience

Appl\ in person \iith writtenn application and contact
S telephone number to

THE PERSONNEL MANAGER
P.O. BOX 1013" 1
GEORGETO\\ N

not later than FEBRl'-RI.R Y 200-. 6.


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Sunday Chronicle February 5, 2006





I


B) Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES IReuiersi
The celebrity phenomenon
dubbed 'Brangelina' has Irig-
gered a media leier sur-
rounding Brad Pill and
Angelina Jolie that some oh-
servers sa\ ha! reached lthe
point of insanil) far oier-
shadouinig Ihe hoopla that at-
tended such couple! a-
'Bennifer' and "Tonika'.
The- lei c col'iill nl ,a;l li-rn 1,i
m on:i- [i i. .Ilii- ja, pr .-_ri niii
by hti o,-.,r Fin .P.. p.',".:'t I.'
the niodJw .-.I I .- =.. l.iar thji
neith. -r ,I.r ha. p.uti I.- .:l. ...
knov Iclded
Dipclldihl ,,i halh T\
shove ,i'u i-cri ..I i 'H *2
lebrity magazine or gossip col-
umn you read, Jolie is expect-
ing a girl, no! a boy, no! twins;
the pair plans a Valentine's Day
wedding in Malibu, or possibly
at George Clooney's Italian
villa, unless they have already
married in a secret Buddhist cer-
emony.
They are also reported to
have hired British celebrity chef
Jamie Oliver to do the catering,.
Madonna's husband Guy
Ritchie to be best man and have
commissioned an Italian jewel-
ler to come up with the ring.
Or does the sultry Oscar-
winning actress (or possibly
Pitt) have cold feet about tying
the knot whoever said mar-
riage was imminent anyway? -
and is Brad's ex-wife Jennifer


Antitil ri dji. tated 'or happily
I .o ing on i
Igole e im'.aie Ie rnredt ani
Pin. ed hoIe think you guys..r:
rsui prpul.sr Fripnd .' ole
%ri ton h.'- spl,.dJ uLp i-ncl
Somr', hipe. Therr i's even ai
lippedi nIerel', lu l.-- in, ihe
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LEN%\\E TI--EM ALONE

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liberation of ouhtI's that seem
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getting marned. I1 don t want a
story about they're not getting
married I think you guys
should just drop the whole
things."
Some hope. There's even a
Brangelina.net Web site,
"There has always been a
certain fascination with ce-
lebrity but with today's pro-
liferation of outlets that seem
to be competing for the same
photos and stories, it has
reached a point that seems
completely insane," said PR
consultant Ken Sunshine,
whose clients include several
celebrities.
Even Time magazine has ac-
knowledged the deafening noise,
carrying a darkly satirical car-
toon last week that featured the


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whether you wt- r it ,o .It -,
sanity. Tas well as anyone could"
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whether you want to or not. It's
by osmosis," Thompson said.
Sunshine said Jolie and Pitt
seem to be dealing with this in
sanity as well as anyone could"
alhoue the regrettd ethe media
obsession with their personal
lives rather than Jolie's work as
a goodwill ambassador for the
U.N. refugee agency.

tactics and were more open
with the media, Sunshine
doubted they would be left in
peace.
"It never happens. If it
were that simple my job would
be a lot easier. They (the
paparazzi) don't want the truth.
They want something lurid or
beyond normal imagination.


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INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards the execution.of SIMAP III Operations. It.is
intended that such funds be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken
by SIMAP Agency.

1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids fo, furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-

i) Rehabilitation of Two Friends Road Reg.4
ii) Construction of Yurong Paru Multi-Purpose Building Reg. 9
iii) Construction of Jawalla Primary/Nursery School Reg. 7

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown,
Tel. 227-3554 (Contracts Dept).

3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include s copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents (Page 3-3).

4. The cost of the Bidding Document for items i & ii above is G$10,000 and
Item iii is $5,000 each. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's Cheque in
favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between
the hours of 08:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs from Monday to Thursday and fror
08:00h to 14:30 hrs on Fridays.

5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less that 2% of the bid sum.
The Bid Bond/Guarantee must be'in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour
of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance
Company, using the form supplied by SIMAR Personal cheques will not be
accepted.

6. Bids must be appropriately marked,and delivered to SIMAP Agency lender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Thursday, February 10, 2006 at which time they will be
opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives.

7. SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not (c! 'igi'-l to
give any reasonss.

Executive-Director
SIMAP Agency


VACANCY ACCOUNTANT

The Commonwealth Youth Programme invites
applications from suitably qualified candidates for the
position ofAccountant.


Applicants should possess the following:


-University graduate in Mahagement and or Accounting
ACCA accreditation or equivalent
Work experience in computerised accounting
environment (must have hands-on experience with
Quick Books or similar accounting package)
Effective communication and management skills.
Experience in project management/accounting and
programme cycle budgeting.
-Be a good team player.


Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience.


Applications should be addressed to P.O. Box 101063
Georgetown and should reach no later than February 15,
2006.


Only persons who are short listed shall be contacted.


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Sponsored by the Guyana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety Fra'mework Project


Food and Beverage Biotechnology


- and the Risks Associated Part 5


WE HAVE devoted a
considerable number of
articles in this column to
Food and Beverage
biotechnology because of its
most direct impact on human
health, food security, animal
husbandry, human, livestock
and poultry nutrition, among
others. It is this branch of
modern biotechnology which
:- evokes the most passionate
debate on the potential risks


aside from impacts on
agricultural biodiversity and,
to some extent, the
environment.

In our discussions two
weeks ago. enzyme engineering/
technology and its impact as
well as basic aspects of the en-
zyme technology industry were
highlighted. We will provide ex-
amples of specific bio-process-
ing functions of some of the ge-


netically engineered enzymes in
the food and beverage biotech-
nology industry.

Functions of GM enzymes
in food and beverage processing

1. GM ENZYMES IN
BAKING -
a. Maltogen amylase
(Novamyl) is an enzyme used
to delay the process by which
bread becomes stale.


INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is
intended that such funds be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken
by SIMAP Agency.

1. S!MAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following Flood Relief (Road)projects:-

i) Block4 (Philadelphia -Plaisance) Reg. 3 & Reg. 4
(a) Lot 1 (Philadelphia Para Field) Reg.3
(b) Lot 2 (Long Pond Versailles) Reg. 3
(c) Lot 3 (Mocha Arcadia-Little Diamond) Reg. 4
(d) Lot 4 (Sparendaam-Plaisance) Reg. 4

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown,
Tel. 227-3554 (Contracts Dept).

3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents (Page 3-3).

4. The cost of the bidding Document for Lot 2 and Lot 4 is G$10,000 each and
Lot I and Lot 3 is $5,000 each. Payment can be in cash cr by Manager's
Gheq ue, in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between the hours of 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and
08:00h to 14:30h on tridays.

5. Bidsn must hi accompanied by a Bid Bond of not iess thai 2% of the bid sum.
Th:e Bii E .i .:. '.i. -antee must be in the form of a Ma1nager's Cheque in favour
of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank Financial House/insurance
Companyy, sing the form supplied by SIMAP Personal cheques will not be
accepod.

6. Bids iu; appiroo'iatiy n, 'ked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAr-? Agency. 237 Cl, p Street, Cumnmmgsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Friday, ,ebruary 17, 2006. at ., i.mc they ., i be
opened ;.'e. : ic . tr.e i:s i' repfresn t ?.; .

7. SIMAP e !H"aia .to '- -i-tth. :ow - :. b ; I 7 c, r- :1to
give any :i ".


b. Alpha-amylase func-
tions in the breakdown of starch
as well as the production of
maltose
c. Glucose oxidase
functions in ensuring the stabil-
ity of the dough
d. Pentosanase func-
tions in breaking down pen-
tosans, the large molecule carbo-
hydrates derived from five-car-
bon simple sugars. This leads to
reduced gluten production.
Gluten is a mixture of two
classes of seed proteins called
gliadin and glutenin according
to the FAO's Glossary of Bio-
technology for Food and Agri-
culture published in 2001. Glu-
ten causes allergies in some per-
sons. Thus, the use of biotech-
nology is additionally beneficial
to the health of persons allergic
to this grain/seed protein.

2. GM ENZYMES IN SOFT
DRINKS PRODUCTION -
Glucose oxidase, derived
from genetically engineered fun-
gus, Aspergillus niger is used as
an antioxidant in soft drinks.
This is the same enzyme, we
mentioned last week, is used as
a preservative for cold storage
of shrimp (Biotechnological Ap-
olications of Cold-Adapted Or-
ganisms 1999 edited by
Margesin & Schinner -
Springer-Verlag publishers) be-
cause of its genetically engi-
neered ability to be active at
low/freezing temperatures.

3. GM ENZYMES IN THE
POULTRY AND PIG FEED
INDUSTRY -
The enzyme phytase is
used to "liberate" phytic acid,
a bound, unavailable form of
phosphate comprising between


Date:


Time:


VENUE:


one and five per cent of the veg-
etable .food/feed for pigs and
poultry (Current Reviews in
Biotechnology Volume 23 pub-
lished in 2003). According to
the authors of this review, pu-
rified phytases have been ob-
tained from 8 bacteria, 10 mold
fungi and 10 yeast fungi.
4. GM ENZYMES IN BEER
BREWING -
Cellulases, beta-
glucanases, alpha amylases,
proteases, maltogenic amy-
lases, all together function in
the process by which the brew
ingredients are turned into "liq-
uid" (liquefaction process). For
example, cellulase is the en-
zyme responsible for digesting
the cell walls of the barley
grains. The same enzymes are
also responsible for what is
called clarification, a process
which allows for the final beer
product to be "translucent" or
"see through"- beer quality pa-
rameter called clarity. Other-
wise, beer will appear "cloudy."

Maltogenic amylases are
derived from genetically engi-
neered bacteria called Bacillus
amyloliquefaciens, a "cousin" of
the soil bacterium Bacillus
thuringiensis, source of the
famed Bt toxin whose gene has
been genetically engineered into
cotton, maize and other crops
for insect resistance.

5. GM ENZYMES IN WINE
MAKING -
a. Glucose oxidase is
used to remove oxygen gas (as
antioxidant) from wine
b. Pectinase is used to
increase wine yield. This en-
zyme is also used in the jams
and jellies industry. It is the en-
zyme responsible for breaking
down a substance called pectin
which acts as "cement" between
plant cells in the form of what
plant anatomy students will
identify as the calcium pectate


component of the middle
lamella.

According to Professor
Linda Bisson of the department
of Viticulture and Enology, at
the University of California -
Davis, in her review published
2004 in volume 18 of the jour-
nal Food Biotechnology, wine
yeasts are presently genetically
engineered for intrinsic traits/
quality such as fermentation
performance, reduction of "off-
character" production, increase
in aroma character production
and improvement of healthful-
ness of wines. Facts comple-
mented by chapter 3 of Geneti-
cally Engineered Foods edited
by Professor Knut Heller, pub-
lished in print 2003 and online
2005.

6.GM ENZYMES IN FRUIT
JUICE PRODUCTION -
Pectinase is used to in-
crease the yield of the juice and
also in preventing the fruit juice
from appearing "cloudy."

7. GM ENZYMES IN
CHEESE MAKING
We have mentioned
chymosin, the GM enzyme for
making cheese instead of the tra-
dition rennet obtained from the
stomach linings of calves. The
gene for calf chymosin was ge-
netically engineered into the
fungus Aspergillus niger, which
then had the capacity to produce
chymosin outside of calf stom-
ach! Protein digesting enzymes
called proteases are also used in
the manufacture of cheese.

The bioprocess
technology involved in soft
cheese production in the light
of low-fat healthy food
consciousness, has also
become complex high tech
because of factors influencing

Please see page XXIII


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Georgetown, GUYANA
Tel: 231-6265, 231-6479, 231-6281, 231-6473
Tel./Fax: 231-6246
Email:ceo@ethnicrelations.org.gy


Monday, February 6, 2006


10:00 -14:00 hours


UmanaYana, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown


Come out and contribute to a peaceful and harmonious Guyana
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The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) invites all Leaders and
representatives of the Labour Movement to a discussion on
promoting a peaceful environment for the 2006 Regional &
General Elections.


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c F r 5


Food and Beverage


Biotechnology


- and the


Risks Associated Part 5


flavour and texture
development (International
Journal of Dairy Technology
volume 57 number 4
published in November 2004)
In Guyana, a number of the
cheese brands on the market in-
dicate they have proteases de-
rived from Endothia parasitica.
According to Cornell University
data, since 1990 when GM


chymosin was approved fol-
lowing stringent food safety
risk analysis, more than 70 per
cent of US manufactured cheese
is now based on GM chymosin.
It is important to note some
basic facts. According to a re-
port published in 2001 by the
International Life sciences Insti-
tute of Europe, headquartered in
Belgium, "Genetic modification


Yet another unauthorized experiment in geneetcaly-modified food


technology and food Con-
sumer health and safety" (page
9) (quoted here): "It is impos-
sible to provide an adequate
supply of 'traditional' calf
chymosin: the global annual
cheese production of 14 million
tones requires 56,000 kg [kilo-
grams] of chymosin, equivalent
to 70 million tones of calf stom-
achs." Can you imagine how
many "baby" cattle would have
to be slaughtered for this
amount of chymosin?
Next week, we shall take
a very brief tour of some of
the other areas of food and
beverage biotechnology food
additives, nutraceuticals,
phytonutrients, probiotics
and prebiotics.
Email address:
caesarbiosafety@yahoo.com
or
coordinator@biosafetyguyana.org
The National Biosafety
Framework Project is ex-
ecuted under the auspices of
the Environmental Protection
Agency


MOZAMBIQUAN child awaits treatment for malaria at the
Manhica Hospital, a small centre 47 miles from
Mozambique's capital Maputo August 8, 2005. REUTERS/
Grant Neuenburg


GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH


FLOOD AD

000HOW TO CLEAN
YOUR HOME AND YARD

AFTER FLOODING
1. If your house was flooded, remove all vinolay/ vinyl, carpets or other
floor coverings and rubber tiles that have started to raise from floors
before you begin to clean.

2. Clean the walls and floorwith disinfectant eg: bleach, Hygenol, Pinesol etc


3. When dry, clean the house a second time with
disinfectant to remove the rank smell.

4. Wash all articles that came into contact with
flood water such as clothing, buckets, pots,
pans, mats etc., with water treated with bleach.


TO MAKE LEACH
SOLUTION
FOR SANITISING
1 PART BLEACH TO
10 PARTS WATER
e.g. 1 cup bleach to 10 cups water


5. Clean your yard and drain all pools ofwater. Then
sprinkle the yard with disinfectant such as bleach, Jeyes fluid,
Pinesol, Hygenol etc.

6. Discard all food that has been in contact with flood water.

7. Store all household garbage in bags for collection.


8. Remove bottles, tyres and other containers
that are likely to collect water to prevent
mosquito breeding.

9. Repair all broken pipes and water mains
or report to GWI for assistance.

10. REMEMBER thoroughly WASH your
hands with soa after clean inn


fr~~en


VISORIES


ROE N T CO NTR* L *


In flooded conditions, rodents (rats
and mice) become a greater threat
to health.


YOU CAN CONTROL RODENTS BY:


V/


Keeping rubbish bins closed


SUsing rat bait always place
away from children and pets


/ Keeping all food items and drinking
water in sealed containers


v


Wiping countertops with water treated
with bleach before preparing meals


V Always rinsing dishes with water treated
with bleach before using


v Throwing away all food and food packages "
that show signs of rat bites. '--' [';/ .

PLAY YOUR PART IN KEEPING YOURSELF
AND YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTHY!
,Oe y h ORMR NFRAIO O "


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NARI advisory on




Cercospora early





blight in Celery


Cercospora early
blight is a
common disease
affecting celery in many
celery growing areas
in Guyana. This
disease causes
severe damage to the
affected plants


resulting in a marked
reduction in the
quality and
marketability of this
crop. In addition,
Cercospora early
blight weakens the
leaves and petiole
resulting in poor


yields. The need for
early identification in
the infection cycle is
critical if control
measures are to be
effective.
The fungus Cercospora apii
causes Cercospora early blight
in celery.


TENDER NOTICE

CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS
SEA AND RIVER DEFENCE DIVISION

Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified contractors to undertake and complete
the following works for the Sea and River Defence Division of the Ministry of Public
Works and Communications:

Lot 1- Boulder Slope protection at Orangestien, East Bank Essequibo, Region 3
Lot 2- Boulder Slope protection at Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo, Region 3
Lot 3- Rehabilitation of River Defences at Skeldon, East Coast Berbice, Region 6
Lot 4- Construction of 220m Rip Rap at Line Path, East Coast Berbice, Region 6
Lot 5- Sealing of Cavities at Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara, Region 3

Tender documents from Lots 1 and 2 can be obtained from the Office of the
Project Manager, Guyana Sea Defences Emergency Works Project at Fort Street
Kingston, Georgetown during the normal working hours from January 31, 2006
to February 14, 2006. Tender documents for Lots 3, 4 and 5 can be obtained from the same
office from January 31, 2006 to February 7,2006.

The cost per tender document for Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4 is G$5,000.
The cost per tender document for Lot 5 is G$1,000.

Payment is non-refundable and should be made in favour of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

Tender documents must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing
no identity of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand
corner the Lot tendered for.

Tenders for Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 should be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main Street
Georgetown
and deposited in the respective Tender Box at that address on/or before 09:00h
on Tuesday, February 14, 2006.

Tenders for Lot 5 should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministry Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston
Georgetown
and deposited in the respective Tender Box at that address on/or before 09:00 h
on Tuesday, February 7,2006.

Tenders for Lot 5 will be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 7,2006 in the
presence ot'Tenderers or their representatives who choose to attend at the Ministny of
Public Works and Communication.

Tenders for Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4 will be opened at 09:00() hrs on Tuesday, Februar
in the presence of Tenderers or their representatives \who choose to attend at! 1
ol Finance.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all the Pre-qualification Bids without assigning reasons) for sucn
rejection.

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary
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SYMPTOMS
This disease can affect
the leaves, petiole and stem
of the celery plants. Initial
symptoms are observed as
small round yellowish brown


spots on both sides of the
foliage. These spots rapidly
expand under favorable envi-
ronmental conditions to
cover areas of 1 cm or more.
These eventually become
ashen gray in colour and
take in a papery texture and
usually do not have a distinct
margin. The affect leaves will
eventually become dry, with-
ered and die. Under high dis-
ease pressures, leaf petiole


I


and stem are also affected re-
sulting in severe crop losses.

Celery leaves
damaged by
Cercospora early
blight

DISEASE SPREAD
This disease is favoured by
high humidity and temperatures
between 150 C and 300 C. and
is spread within and between
fields through movement of
spores, wind, wind splashed
rain, water splashes, farm work-
ers, tools etc. Movement of in-
fected transplants into the dis-
ease free areas can also result in
the spread of the disease.


CONTROL
Several management strate-
gies can be utilised in an inte-
grated approach in controlling
this disease. These include:
Use only disease free
seeds;
Remove all infected
plants present in the transplant
area and burn;
Crop rotation should
be practiced especially in areas


with a history of this disease;
Deep ploughing of
crop residue will help reduce the
concentration of fungal inocu-
lum;
Reduce humidity
within growing areas by increas-
ing aeration through increase
row spacing and reduce plant-
ing density;
Fungicides can be
used effectively in disease
management. Fungicides
should be used in nurser-
ies as soon as the disease
is identified. This will pre-
vent transfer of the disease
to transplanted areas.
Three fungicides were
found to be effective in the
control of this disease lo-
cally based on a trial con-
ducted in Region 3 by
NARI/PRCSSP are:
Chlorothalonil (Bravo,
Bravo Ultrex and Maximo),
Benomil (Benlate) and
Tiabendazole (Mertect) ap-
plied at the manufacturers'
recommended rates. These
fungicides should be used
in rotation and applied
with sufficient water vol-
ume to reach lower leaves
and petiole.


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CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of the Bank's member
countries to fill the following positions at its headquarters located in Barbados:

Projects Department:
o Operations Officer (Human Resource Development)
o Operations Officer (Technical Assistance)

The Bank's member countries are the Commonwealth Caribbean countries
together with Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United
Kingdom and the People's Republic of China.

Full details including the requirements for each position and general information
about the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) may be obtained by accessing the
Bank's web page at httr://www.carb )ank.org. The Bank routinely places
information on career opportunities on its website.


CDB is a multi-lateral development finance institution that works in collaborate
with its Borrowing Member Countries to promote sustainable, social and econor
development within these countries rnd economic cooperation and integrati
among them.


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Sunday Chronicle February 5, 2006


Page XXIV








Sunday CrnceFbur5


World


Day-

EVERY year
February 2, peo
many parts of the
celebrate
Wetlands Day.
years ago, on that
the Iranian Ci


Ramsar, several
countries agreed that
Wetlands are in danger
and that steps need to
be taken to save them.


WHAT IS WETLAND?
Wetlands are areas of land
that are wet all year round or at
least part of the year. Com-
monly referred to as swamps,
marshes and bogs, wetlands are
often found between dry lands
and water bodies such as rivers
and lakes. Wetlands may not al-
ways appear to be wet; many
dry out for long periods of time.
Others may appear dry on the
surface but are soaked under-
neath
Some wetlands are formed in
low-lying areas where water
drains and collects. Others bor-
der salt or fresh water bodies
such as oceans, rivers or ponds.
The mangrove forests that are
found between the sea and the
costal plain in Guyana are wet-
lands as are the swamps border-
ing the creeks along the Linden
Highway. In some cases, man-
made wetlands such as fish-
ponds, irrigated agricultural
land, reservoirs and canals are
created.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC
FEATURES OF A
WETLAND?
Wetlands vary in their ap-
pearance and size. Differences in


Wetlands


February 2 i:

on spite these differences, Wetlands
ple in share three basic features:
world Hydrology (water) '
world Hydric Soils (soils


that form due to presence of
water,) and
S Hydrophytic Vegeta-
tion (plants that grow well in
wet soils)


WETLAND BENEFITS
These natural systems play
an important role in the health


4QROSC@P.


holds
Squatting.
Use of excessive
quantities of fertilisers on crops.
Over-use of wetland
resources e.g. fish, birds, palms.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO
PROTECT A WETLAND?
There are many things that
people can do to protect Wet-
lands. These include:
Support only Wet-
land friendly activities in and
around these areas.
Avoid disturbing wet-
lands if possible.
Share information
with other people.
Learn more about the
Wetlands in your environment.
Encourage Wetland
Protection in your community
Lobby for Wetland


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ARIES -- Angry? Wishing the world would just leave you alone and step
handing over choices you don't feel ready to make? The good news ;'
that you have options. You can arrange for a break in the action, and yoL II
definitely be able to find someone in a similar mood who'll be game ,'
play hooky with you. Oh, well. You're due for a day off, anyway. Put son..
distance between you and whoever or whatever is irritating you.

TAURUS While you were brushing your teeth this morning, you m. y
have looked in the mirror and suddenly decided there was somethirq
you'd like to change about yourself. Well, good for you. You can do i,
and you know it. What you may not know is that if you start the project
now, you'll see results in an amazingly short amount of time. That go s
for diets, cosmetic changes or even just attitude adjustments. Get busy.


GEMINI -- You're not in the mood for angry words, bright lights or loud
music and no rushing around, either. This will amaze your friends, who've
come to expect non-stop activity and commotion as your absolute favourite
state of affairs. Still, you're perfectly entitled to silence when you want it.
Could it be time for a trip to the country? Or maybe just a day alone, with
the headphones on and the phone turned off?


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ot our environment and me qual-
ity of our water. Wetlands pro-
vide support for:
Fish and wildlife habi-
tats
Complex food webs
Water absorption to
reduce flooding and damage
Sediment traps
Erosion control
Water quality
Groundwater to build
up (recharge); maintaining flows
in streams by releasing water
during dry periods
Open space and aes-
thetic (beautifying) value

THREATS TO WETLANDS
Wetlands are prevented from
carrying out their important
functions because of man's bad
practices, for example:


plant type, water flow and
chemistry (e.g. saltiness. acid- Deslruction of Man-
ity); soil type. landform and cli- groves for use as firewood or
mate contribute to the variety of building material.
wetland types found around the :: Removal of sand from
world. Wetlands may ocupi. heaches.
jIus a le\\ hundred square Ieel :: Dischari'e of a
or cover thousands of acres. Dc- hloin factoLnesc. i ai'l aid hoii iOL-


protection policies.

WETLANDS ARE
'LIFELINES'
The international focus
for World Wetlands Day 2006
is the role of wetlands in sup-
porting life and sustaining
livelihoods, especially for the
poor.
In the face of poverty, wet-
lands are lifelines for food,
transport and business. But ir-
respective of whether people or
countries are rich or poor, wet-
lands act as lifelines by:
Protecting people and
property during times of heavy
rain, absorbing water and releas-
ing it gradually so flooding is re-
duced.
Improving water
quality through the removal
of impurities and the addition
of oxygen, enabling water to
be used many times over for
drinking, farming, irrigation,
industry and many other pur-
poses. Without water there is
no life.
Moving sediment and
depositing it on flood plains.
thus creating fertile soil for ag-
riculture and horticulture.
Sustaining fisheries.
both freshwater and marine, as
a basic food commodity for mil-
lions of people.
Providing a stopovcr
for migratory birds on the long
flight from one side of the world
to the other.
: Contributing to
human health and well-being
as a venue for recreation and

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CANCER -- The heavens have a plan: They're aiming to bring you close (or
even closer) to both your friends and/or your lover closer than you have
been in some time, which is really saying something for your affectionate
sign. You'll probably end up in a long heart-to-heart, too, regarding a dis-
pute that's taken far too long to resolve. Whether you're delivering or ac-
cepting the apology, expect a happy ending.

LEO -- Stop worrying about your job, and about what might happen 'if.'
That dreaded 'if isn't going to happen. Even if your dealings with a certain
higher-up have been less than amicable, you'll be able to smooth things
over nicely. Show up a couple of minutes early, ask for five minutes and
have a nice heart-to-heart chat. Bet you'll end up even better off, profes-
sionally and personally speaking, than you were before.

VIRGO You want to make things better, and you're ready to give in and
admit you were wrong this time if they'll agree to a couple of teeny,
tiny 'conditions.' For example: 1) There will be no more pouting when you
offer suggestions about how to make something better. 2) There will be
no more pouting when it turns out that you're right. Your mission: Present
your suggestions without even a hint of criticism in your tone.

LIBRA -- You can definitely expect at least one more wonderful day, and
one more wonderful evening, too. Better stock up on all the things you'll
need to create the ambiance you're after, too: food, music and maybe
some incense or some scented candles. Better make a couple of phone
calls, too to the friends who ordinarily call you at least once every evening.

SCORPIO -- For days now okay, maybe weeks you've been going on
and on about your new sweetheart. Now it's time to take Mr. Right or Ms.
Wonderful to face the ultimate test: meeting the gang. If you're especially
proud of them and how could you not be show up just a few minutes
late and make a grand entrance. They don't call it 'fashionably late' for
nothing.

SAGITTARIUS -- You've been working hard. Really hard. In fact, you're
Actually thinking that you're much too tired to go out tonight. Before
e you refuse, though, think over the offer and the person who's offering.
) It might be wiser to sneak in a power-nap and force yourself to mingle.
( First of all, you have your reputation to think of as a non-stop
'recreationist' who's always game for just one more of just about any-
thing.

CAPRICORN -- Okay, so if any sign is, it's yours that's ordinarily the very
soul of discretion, self-control and discipline. Still, it won't take much arm-
twisting to talk you into a little recreation at this particular moment in time.
It will take even less persuasion if you just so happen to be at the mercy
of someone you've been dying to spend a few quality hours alone with
for a long, long time. Oh, go ahead. But lose the guilt first.

AQUARIUS -- You've been looking at your life lately and wondering if it's
at all the way you want it to be. If you're not sure anymore, you have
options. You can either seek out a realtor in the city or state of your choice,
or you can start flipping through the atlas to find a country you might like
to get to know better for a couple of years. Less drastic? Redecorate. 'Cre-
ate' an entirely new home right where you are.


PISCES -- The heavens have arranged for each and every word you utter
to emerge sounding firm, grounded and absolute!k impossible to argue
Switch. That goes double for emotional issues, which will undoubtedly he
the subject. Fortunately, there's no time like the present for a heart-to-
heart talk with the person i\ lo) n most. Stop mulling and start talking
' :-.- Mv\ake the call and clear ih ai. You 'l feel much better afterward.


World
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At zoo,


breeding rare...

From page XXVII
started hand-rearing the cubs. These cats are tame.
"We wanted to make sure that these moms would not kill them.
So we pulled them. We found hand-rearing these cubs would help.
They have been socialised to people," Howard said.
As she speaks, Zoe, purrs and makes a sound familiar to own-
ers of any domestic cat a half-purr, half-snuffle called chuffing or
prusten.
The meowing and prusten sounds are natural adult vocalisations.
Lang said. "They wouldn't be doing it if they weren't this com-
fortable."
As he speaks, Zoe starts to hiss.
"She's hissing at me," Lang said. "She's partial to fe-
males." Zoe growls when he continues talking, them purrs im-
mediately when Howard begins speaking again.
Few clouded leopards are on public display, but the National
Zoo plans to feature some of its rare specimens in a new, treetop-
level exhibit later this year. The Front Royal conservation facility
is not open to the general public.
Howard, whose fame mainly lies in artificially inseminating the
notoriously hard-to-breed giant pandas, says she does not consider
this the pinnacle of her career. She is responsible for the concep-
tion of Tai Shan, the 6-month-old panda cub currently basking in
the oohs and aahs of visitors to the National Zoo in Washington,
D.C.
She is more proud of the clouded leopards she has helped
bring into the world. "Giant pandas are easy compared to
clouded leopards," Howard said.



World Wetlands


Day-

From page XXV
relaxation 'there's
mind and body.


February 2


something about water' that renews the


In numerous ways, wetlands are lifelines for our continuing ex-
istence on this earth, even though we don't always recognize or re-
spect the vital role they play.
World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of
the importance of wetlands and to celebrate their infinitesimal ca-
pacity for sustaining life.
Colour the drawing of a Wetland


You can share your ideas with other readers by
sending your letters to: "Our Environment", C/o
EIT Division, Environmental Protection Agency,
1iAT Building', g urKeven, C campus,


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i'February 5, 2006


Page XXVt


DOG IN I_

TRAINING!


A Chinese soldier trains a dog by skipping rope at a military base in Nanjing,
east China's Jiangsu province January 28, 2006. Picture taken January 28,
2006. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Daily


A HANDOUT photo shows a female clouded leopard at the
Smithsonian's National Zoo Conservation and Research
Center in Front Royal, Virginia in July of 1996. (Jessie
Cohen/Smighsonian's National Zoo/Handout/Files/
Reuters)


instantly. Even if they could
tolerate one another in a cage,
they refused to breed. And they
hid.
The Smithsonian staff over-
came those problems through
dogged patience, making one
change after another to reduce
the animals' stress, improve
their health and get them in the
mood for mating. These ranged
from giving them trees to climb,
to varying their diet and gradu-
ally getting them used to being
together.
The clouded leopards are
the smallest of the "great cats,"
just 36 inches (a metre) long and
..eighing between 25 and 50
pounds (10 and 20 kg). Their
large, gray paws and bowed legs
make them well suited for tree-
climbing.
Named ior the cloud-


shaped gray and black markings
on its short fur, the clouded
leopard is found in southern
China, Thailand, Malaysia and
Indonesia's islands of Sumatra
and Borneo.
DNA evidence suggests that
the clouded leopard may be
most closely related to the ex-
tinct saber-tooth cat of North
America a legacy carried today
in its unusually long canine
teeth.

KILLINGS AT NIGHT
At the Smithsonian centre,
a small female purrs in an en-
closure and meows frantically
when carnivore specialist Ken
Lang enters. After he scratches
her, she goes back to trying to
get the attention of the much
larger male in the next cage.
"Obviously, with his bite,


he'd kill her in a second," Lang
said. He is trying to habituate
the two, in the eventual hope of
a mating.
The National Zoo team
worked on one pair for a year,
getting the male and female
used to one another before
they dared leave them alone
together for a night. "That's
when the killings occur, is at
night," Howard said.
Lang, Howard and a few
other experts, mostly in Thai-
land, have been studying clouded
leopards for 20 years. They be-
lieve they are finally beginning
to understand them, and what
they are learning defies common
wisdom about zoo animals.
"The biggest problem we
have (in zoos) everywhere is the
males kill the females," Howard
said. "What is it that makes
them so weird, that makes them
kill their mates?"
It turned out that in zoos,
the shy, tree-dwelling cats, were
usually put next to the aggres-
sive and loud tigers.
'It was bad for a clouded
leopard to put it near something
that can eat them." Howard said.
And they were put in typi-
cal cages, with concrete floors
and nowhere to hide. "They
love to go up," Howard says.
"Let them climb, their stress
hormones go down."
So in Thailand, the ieop-
ards' cages were fitted with
large trees. As soon as they
were moved away from flie big
cats, into cages with large
tree limbs they could climb
on, the stress hormone levels
in their droppings plunged,
the females started ovulating
and the males began produc-
ing normal sperm.
The specialists also learned
what to feed the leopards.
"The most common mis-
take with any carnivore, includ-
ing cats, is you just throw in
meat," Howard -,aid Thce need
other nutrients. Including cal.
cium. So they ,o'rke.l \. ilIh feed
producers to formul.ale ja special
leopard chow.

BREAKING THE RULES
And in perhaps the big-
gest rejection of conventional
wisdom, the keepers and ets
Please see page XX VI


CHAMPION


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 385' edition of "Champion
Cookery Corner", a weekly feature giving recipes
and tips on cooking in Guyana.


SCheese is a solidfood made from the curdled milk of various animals most commonly
cows, but sometimes goats, sheep, reindeer and water buffalo. It is a very nutritious
.substance which can be used as a garnish and in many other ways on, or in dishes.


Ingredients:
10 slices bread
butter.
2 cup diced ham
3 4 Ib grated Cheddar cheese
2 Oup milk.
'% teaspoon salt
11.4 teaspoon Chico Black Pepper
'i. 'l'eapon tdry mustard
- ueggs

Directions:
Crease '\ 13 iinch ian. Remove crusts


from bread, butter and cut into cubes.
Layer bread cubes, ham and cheese in pan.
Beat eggs. Add milk. salt, Chico Black
Pepper and mustard. Pour egg mixture
over bread.
Cover with foil
and .refrigerate
overnight. Bake
at 325 degrees for
1 hour. | '

Uncover after
first i hour.


5 cups cooked Champion Pasta of your
choice
(approx 4 cups uncooked)
5 tbsp butter
2 eggs
12 tsp salt
2 tsp Chico Black Pepper
3 cups milk
2 cups shredded local Mozzarella cheese
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Cook the macaroni until done asper pacl~
instructions. Do not overcook it. Drain macaroni,'
in strainer. Place macaroni, butter, salt, Ch'::
Black Pepper, milk. mozzarella cheese and 3 cups:
of cheddar cheese in casserole dish. Mix eggs in'i .'
bowl first and then stir into mixture.

Cover everything with aluminum foil and
cook for 45 minutes at350 degrees.

Uncover and add extra cup o:' chcJdar
cheese across the top. Bake uillk.em e'd
for another 15 minutes.


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ACTOR TEW NCE Howard takes a break from media
interviews alter receivng a best actor nomination for his
role in "Hustle and Flow in Beverly Hills, January 31, 2006.
(Fred Prousermeuters)


joining Foster in thriller
By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Renters) Freshly minted Oscar nominee j
Terrence Howard is set to star opposite Jodie Foster in the
revenge thriller 'The Brave One'.
Neil Jordan ('Breakfast on Pluto') is in negotiations to di- i
rect the Warner Bros. project.
Foster is set as the title character, a woman who recovers
from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and :
physical journey for revenge and justice. Howard will play a
cop who has a tough choice to make.
He received an Oscar nomination Tuesday for his lead
role as a pimp in 'Hustle & Flow'. He also received Golden
Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for the
film. Additionally, he and his 'Crash' castmates shared a
SAG Award for film ensemble last Sunday.


for Bassett, Vance


By Gia Srpe

E!Online Laoks ke double
trouble for Angela Bassett
and Courtney B. Vae.
The camera-ready couple
are the proud paenis of twins,
a boy and a girl, wh made dthir
grand entrance last Fiday, ac-
cording to pblicistAlexDubee
The children, the first for the
coupe. were born toa smogate
mother.
The newborns' ames and
vital statistics were not re-
leased.
Bassett, 47, and Vance, 45,
met while emrlled in the drana
programme at Yale Uiwasity in
the late '80s, but didn't begin
dating until both were cast in a
play in Los Angeles in the fan
of 1996.
"We're like old Ifiends who
all of a sudden looked up and
said, 'Hmmm,' Vance todd
People magazine at the time.
Gradually, it dawned o Is that
we like each other"
The couple anrioned tLhir
engagement in Decanber ofthe
same year and tied the iam Oct.
12, 1997, the first m nage for
both actors.
Bassett hit the big time fol-
lowing her 1993 portrayal of
Tina Turner in the biopic
'What's Love Got to Do with
It'. for which she won a Golden
Globe and received an Oscar
nomination for Best Actress.
She went on to star in 'Witing
to Exhale' and "How Sella Got
Her Groove Back'. She was last
heard, but not seen, n te big
screen as Brad Pitt's faceless
boss in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'.
Next up is arolein "Aeef amid


the Bee', a drama following a
young inner-city girl who makes
it to the National Spelling Bee
due out April 28.
Bassett, who was a pre-
senter at Sunday night's Screen
Actors Guild Awards, also
serves as CIA director on
ABC's 'Alias', which ends its
run in May.
Vance's small-screen day
job as assistant district at-
torney Ron Carver on 'Law &
Order: Criminal Intent' -
does not appear to be simi-
larly imperiled. The show is
a consistent top 30 player for
NBC, averaging 11. million
viewers this season, and ap-
pears on track for renewal


LOOKS like double trouble for Angela Bassett and Courtney
B. Vance.


5-,


By Dean Goodman

LOS ANGELES (Renters)
R&B singer R. Kelly, the
soulful crooner who let his
libido loose in a passionate
album, led contenders for the
20th annual Soul Train Mu-
sic Awards, which honour the
leading lights in the soul,
R&B and hip-hop worlds, or-
ganizers said on Thursday.


The Chicago-based singer,
whose first name is Robert,
picked up three nominations for
the event, which will be taped
on March 4 at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium. Highlights
will air in syndication from
March 11 through March 19.
Unlike Michael Jackson,
Kelly's career has barely
been affected by longstanding
legal problems. In Illinois, he


faces a 14-count indictment
charging him with child por-
nography based on a video-
tape of him having sex with
a person prosecutors allege
was underage. He faced simi-
lar charges in Florida, but
they were dropped on a legal
technicality.
Nine acts received two
nominations each: the Black
Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey,
Keyshia Cole, John Legend,


BRAD PITT, star of the new action film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'
poses as he arrives at the film's premiere in Mexico City,
June 8, 2005. ABC is developing a series based on 'Mr.
and Mrs. Smith,' the hit thriller that starred Pitt and Angelina
Jolie. (Daniel Aguilar/Reuters)


ABC developing


'Mr. & Mrs.



Smith' series
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (Reuter) ABC is developing a series based on
'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', the hit thriller that starred Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie.
The network has ordered a pilot, which the film's director, Doug
Liman, is expected to shoot, subject to availability.
It envisages the pilot will be ready for midseason 2006-07 or
fall 2007 consideration.
'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', revolving around a pair of married
assassins hired to kill each other, earned more than $186 mil-
lion at the North American box office last summer, and sparked
a real-life romance between the two leads.


Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani,
Bobby Valentino, Kanye West
and Charlie Wilson.
Kelly was cited for best
R&B/soul single (male),
"Trapped in the Closet
(Chapter 1)," best R&B/soul
album, male, "TP.3 Re-
loaded," and best music
video, "Trapped in the
Closet (Chapter 1)."
His album, 'TP.3 Reloaded,"
which debuted at No. 1 on the
U.S. pop charts last year, is
crammed with steamy bedroom
tunes, and boasts the unusual
five-part saga "Trapped in the
Closet," which revolves around a
strange woman, her husband and
his gay lover.
Kelly will also receive the in-
augural Stevie Wonder Award for
achievement in songwriting,
which the Motown legend will
present.
Other special awards include
the Quincy Jones Award for ca-
reer achievement, which will go
to Jamie Foxx and Destiny's


Child, and the Sammy Davis,
Jr. Entertainer of the Year
award to acclaimed newcomer
John Legend.
The awards are organised
by Don Cornelius, the creator
of the TV dance show "Soul
Train," which has aired in syn-
dication since 1971.
Cornelius declined to
identify any particular art-
ists or songs last year that
caught his fancy, but said
there were no new releases
that received heavy play on
his CD player.
"The really, really
good music that Marvin
(Gaye) and Otis Redding,
and Lou (Rawls) and
Luther (Vandross) and
people like that (made) is
really going on upstairs,"
Cornelius told Reuters. "I
think the period of the
'70s and '80s was the pe-
riod when the very best
music of the soul category
was made. The very best."


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