Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00188
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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: 2/19/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Hopes fade for Philippine villagers

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro

GUINSAUGON, Philippines
(Reuters) The stench of
death hung over a village of
1,800 people in the central
Philippines on Saturday, a
day after a torrent of mud
and rock from a rain-soaked
mountainside engulfed
homes and a crowded school.
Only 46 bodies and 57
survivors had been pulled from
the reddish soil, with the
chances "very, very slim" of
anyone else being found alive,
said Colonel Raul Farnacio, in
charge of the army's relief
"We have two generators.
We will try to work round the

clock but our men have to rest
too," he said.
Friday's disaster, as more
than 200 children and their
mothers celebrated women's
day at the school, buried
Guinsaugon, a farming village
about 675 km (420 miles)
southeast of Manila.
Lacking heavy equipment,
about 300 rescuers must
contend with deep, shifting mud
and an unstable mountainside.
Apart from some iron sheeting,
other debris and a lone hut,
there was little evidence a
village once stood on the site.
A British man identified as
Rebor White, 53, a resident of
the area with his Filipino wife,
was among those killed, the
National Disaster Coordinating

Council said.
The British embassy in
Manila said it could not confirm
details until the next of kin was
The government and
international agencies were
sending water, medicine and
other supplies by air and sea,
but many of the relief goods
must be trucked to the
devastated area on bad roads
and around washed-out bridges
after weeks of steady rain.
"We cannot do anything
any more," Christopher
Libaton, one of the survivors,
said on television. "We just
have to accept what happened
to us."
Two groups of soldiers,
wary of the soft ground. tried

in vain to reach the school
"They had to withdraw.
They couldn't enter," said
Rosette Lerias, governor of
Southern Leyte province. "We
are continuing with our
operations. We have not lost


The Philippines is hit by
about 20 typhoons each year,
with residents and environmental
groups often blaming illegal
logging or mining for making
natural disasters worse.
A series of storms in late
2004 left about 1,800 people
dead or resumed dead northeast

of Manila. On Leyte island in
1991, more than 5,000 died in
floods triggered by a typhoon.
President Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo gathered all
state agencies involved in
disaster operations and said her
priorities were to rescue the
living, recover the dead and
rebuild the community.
"I call on each Filipino to
pray for the victims and the
survivors," Arroyo said in a
statement. "It breaks my heart
to think of those precious
schoolchildren whose innocence
and hope have been so
tragically snuffed out."
C-130 transport planes
carried supplies to Tacloban's
airport, leaving military trucks
to make at least a six-hour trio

to Guinsaugon with medicine.
rice and clothes from UNICEF
and SAID.
The United Nations said it
was sending a team to help
determine emergency needs and
was making an immediate grant
of $50,000 as part of the
international response.
The International Federation
of the Red Cross said it feared
the death toll would be high. It
was sending trauma kits, other
relief goods and about $150,000
in initial aid.
The United States sent two
naval vessels with 17 helicopters
and nearly 1,000 soldiers,
already in the Philippines for
annual military exercises, to the
coastal area.
Australia offered A$1
million ($740,000) to help
evacuate survivors, set up
shelters and provide
emergency items.

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By Silvia Aloisi
ROME (Reuters) The row
over controversial Danish
cartoons of the Prophet
Mohammad forced two
ministers out of their jobs in
Europe and the Middle East
yesterday after clashes
between police and protesters
claimed 11 lives in Libya.
The protest in Benghazi
was the bloodiest so far over
caricatures of the Prophet that
Muslims regard as blasphemous.
Initially resisting calls for
his resignation, Italian Reforms
Minister Roberto Calderoli
stepped down after he was
widely blamed for bloody
clashes in Libya over cartoons
of the Prophet which he had
made into T-shirts and wore on
In Tripoli, the General
People's Congress fired Interior
Minister Nasser al-Mabrouk
Abdallah and police chief's in
Benghazi saying

"disproportionate force" had
been used to disperse protesters
who tried to storm the Italian
The Congress hailed the
dead as "martyrs" and declared
today a day of mourning across
Italian diplomats in Tripoli
said Libyan authorities had told
them at least 11 were dead and
nearly 40 wounded.
After Calderoli resigned,
Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi spoke with Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi by
phone. "(They) fully agreed
that this serious episode must
not affect in a negative way the
friendly relations between Italy
and Libya," Berlusconi's office
said in a statement.
As thousands of Muslims
rallied in central London to keep
up the cycle of cartoon protests
around the world. there was
fresh bloodshed in Pakistan
when four people were

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wounded in gunfire at a
demonstration in the central
Punjab region.
Protests in Pakistan this
week have resulted in at least
five deaths, and on Friday it
became the latest country where
Denmark has decided to
temporarily close its embassy.
Denmark urged any Danes in
Pakistan to leave as soon as
In a bid to harness the
escalating violence, Pakistan
yesterday banned protests in
Islamabad. As the ban was
introduced the country's main
Islamist alliance, Muttahida
Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), said it
would go ahead with its
demonstration today.
"The rally will be held in
Islamabad. It will be a peaceful
rally." Shahid Shamsi, an MMA
spokesman said.
The cartoons, one of which
shows the Prophet wearing a
turban shaped like a bomb.
were first published in Denmark
in September, bill last month
newspapers in Europe and
elsewhere republished them to
assert freedom of expression.
The publications caused
outrage across Europe. the
Middle East and Africa.
hecomlinlg a showdown between
religious tolerIance ;ald freedom
of speech.
Musliils believe inmagoi oof
the Prophel ei re Iorbiddcn but
inod rate NMusli,; al ithIough
finding the caltoool- ileeply
offl cnsie Icar radical s aile
hijacklin ihe issue to deepen
r-ifts bctte, cul ilhe Mthusliun world
and Ihe Wesl.
The shooting in iPakislan
yesterday oCCIIT'ed ais liundreds
of protestle-s peltedl ptlicc \\ ith

stones and tried to block a road
in the town of Chiniot. It was
unclear whether police or
protesters fired the shots.
Police detained 40 activists
of the student wing of an
Islamist group in the city of
Multan as they staged a protest
in defiance of a government ban
on public rallies in Punjab.
Protests in Pakistan have
been large and violent and many
have taken on a distinctly anti-
U.S. tone. In addition to burning
Danish flags, demonstrators
have attacked U.S. fast-food
outlets and burned effigies of
U.S. President George W. Bush.
who is scheduled to visit
Pakistan next month.
Muslim protesters burned
several churches in Nigeria's
northeastern state of Borno

yesterday after police fired tear
gas to disperse a cartoons
protest, officials said.
It was the first violent
protest over the controversial
cartoons in Africa's most
populous country of over 140
million people divided about
equally between Christians and
Britain's Muslim Action
Committee (MAC) which
organized the London event
said they expected 40,000 to
rally peacefully in Trafalgar
Square. A police spokeswoman
said 10,000 were present. One
placard read: "Free Speech =
Cheap Insults"
Around 1,000 people
protested in Copenhagen on
Saturday against the cartoons.
On Friday, a Pakistani

Muslim cleric and his followers
offered rewards amounting to
more than $1 million for anyone
who killed the Danish
cartoonists who drew the
One of the cartoonists,
asking for anonymity, said this
has not been the first threat.
"This is not the first time
we've been threatened, but of
course 1 dislike it every time.
The drawing I made was meant
as a practical joke aimed at the
paper and yet I have been
dragged into this absurd
situation," the cartoonist told
"I didn't think anyone
outside the newspaper's
readers would see the cartoon
and now a billion people have.
It's a surreal situation."


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SIGNAL MOMENT: Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon and Matthias
Bechtolsheim of German Bank KFW sign the agreements for the Protected Areas project.
(Photo, courtesy Office of the President/Sandra Prince)


A MAN was shot dead yester-
day when guards from a se-
curity firm responded to a re-
ported break-in at an East
Bank Demerara company, Po-
lice said.
Police identified the dead
man as Maurice Fraser, called
'Dustin'. 42. of Laing Avenue.
He was shot dead after
three armed guards from the se-
curity service were dispatched
to Polytec Industries Inc. at
McDoom where one of two fe-
male unarmed guards was at-
tacked by two men, Police said.
According to a Police press
release. Fraser and another man.
at about 11:15 h. assaulted the
guard and entered the factory
Armed guards from the se-
curity service, who responded

to the break-in report, con-
fronted the men who were
armed with a piece of iron and
a cutlass and they reacted in an
aggressive manner, Police said.
"Despite being called upon
by the guards to desist from their
actions, they continued. One of
the operatives discharged two
rounds which caused the man
with the cutlass to flee, while
Fraser continued to attack men-
acingly and was fatally shot", Po-
lice said in the statement.
The Sunday Chronicle was
told that Fraser was shot while

trying to scale the fence of the
factory compound.
The female guards at the
compound later left, saying they
feared for their safety.
They told the Sunday
Chronicle the location is with-
out electricity, telephone, radio
and the bushes in the compound
are thick and overgrown.
Polytec Industries Inc has
been the target of burglars
and yesterday it was evident
that the machinery and
equipment in the factory is
being stripped and removed.

THE German Government is
financing a euros 2.93M
project to further ensure isus-
tainable management of se-
lected conservation areas un-
der the Guyana Protected Ar-
eas System (GPAS)
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said docu-
ments for the project were
signed Friday at the Office of
the President in Georgetown by
the stakeholders, including the
governments of Guyana and
Germany, and officials from the
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the
Iwokrama International Centre
for Rainforest Conservation and
The agreements signed
would see three components of
the project being executed fi-
nancing (euros 2.56M), training
(euros 370,000), and a small
grant facility (US$180,000 maxi-
mum), for collaborative manage-
ment projects dealing with
Amerindian communities.
Minister of Finance
Saisnarine Kowlessar and
Matthias Bechtolsheim of Ger-
man Bank KFW signed the fi-
nancing agreement for the Pro-
tected Areas Project.
Head of the Presidential Sec-
retariat Dr Roger Luncheon
signed for the grant facility and
Doorga Persaud, Chief Execu-
tive, EPA and David Singh.
General Manager of Iwokrama
International signed the agree-
ment for training.
The euros 2.56M will spe-
cifically support ecosystems
conservation initiatives, GINA
noted, and stems from a co-fi-
nancing agreement between the

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Guyana and German govern-
ments signed in the early 1990s.
"We have been working
with stakeholders to ensure we
are at the same playing level
with the international commu-
nity with the creation of pro-
tected areas...we have been
working with the international
community actively in the areas
of the environment and conser-
vation and GPAS continues to
enjoy this support," Luncheon
He said this project will see,
during its first phase of imple-
mentation, work being done at
the two identified protected ar-
eas Kanuku Mountains in Re-
gion Nine and Shell Beach in
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The role of the EPA would
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protected areas.
The training component en-
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persons over the next two years
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"This is a very signal mo-
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It fulfils a part of our mandate
in promoting ways of conserva-
tion and stable use of the
rainforest. It is also an integral
part of transferring our experi-
ence to other areas of Guyana."
Iwokrama's Singh said.
Meanwhile, Persaud of the
EPA noted that the agency has
a major role to play in the ef-
fective protection and manage-
ment of environment as well as
sustainable utilisation of natural
The Guyana Government,
Luncheon said, has not di-
rectly invested heavily in the
protected areas, but has been
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South African President
Thabo Mbeki yesterday
hailed Haiti's election out-
come, which local officials
have said could lead to the
return of ousted former
President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide has been living in
exile in South Africa since 2004
after he fled an uprising over
charges of despotism and cor-
South Africa's foreign min-
ister said this month Pretoria
would monitor conditions after
the February 7 poll in which
Aristide's long time ally Rene
Preval triumphed to see
whether it would be safe for
Aristide to go back.
In a statement yesterday,
Mbeki congratulated Preval but
did not give any clues about
Aristide's future.
"South Africa is of the firm
view that the outcome of the
elections is indeed an expres-
sion of the democratic will of
the people of Haiti," Mbeki
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South Africa's warm recep-
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the rebellion against him.
Aristide, who remains
popular in Haiti's poor slums,
has kept a low profile for most
of his stay in South Africa and
not commented on his possible
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CARACAS (Reuters) Venezu-
elan President Hugo Chavez
on Friday warned the United
States would get no more
Venezuelan oil if Washington
"crosses the line" as rela-
tions between the two govern-
ments deteriorated in an es-
calating battle of words.
The latest exchange between
the United States and top oil
supplier Venezuela came two
weeks after left-winger Chavez
expelled a U.S. naval attach ac-
cused of spying and Washington
sent home a Venezuelan diplo-
mat in tit-for-tat dispute.
Chavez's comments came a
day after U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice said Wash-
ington wanted to curb his influ-
ence in South America by lob-
bying allies to criticise the
former soldier allied with U.S.
foe Cuba.
"The U.S. government
should know that if they cross
the line they will not have any
Venezuelan oil," Chavez said at
a public event. "I have started
taking measures in that respect,
I'm not going to say what," he

Venezuela, the world's No.
5 oil exporter, supplies 15 per
cent of U.S. energy imports.
Chavez has warned the United
States over its oil supplies be-
fore and he did not say what
might trigger measures against
U.S. shipments.
Analysts say it would be
difficult for Caracas to cut oil
sales to the United States,
which takes half of its petro-
leum and has the refineries to
process the heavy crude. Chavez
is also benefiting from oil rev-
enues to finance social pro-
grams for the poor as he pre-
pares for an election in Decem-
Despite worsening ties, the
Venezuelan ambassador to Wash-
ington said recently Venezuela
would remain a secure oil sup-
plier to the United States.
Fortified by soaring petro-
leum revenues, Chavez has
reached out to his South Ameri-
can neighbours and captured
anti-U.S. sentiment with his
message of socialist revolution
as an alternative to U.S.-backed
free-market policies.
Chavez brands U.S. Presi-
dent George W. Bush "Mr. Dan-
ger" and often blasts U.S. "im-



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ialist" policies. U.S. officials expose any anti-democratic poli-
Sthe populist president is cies in what she termed an "in-
ding democracy at home and oculation" strategy to counter
rking to destabilise the re- Chavez, who is allied to U.S.
n. foe Cuba.
"You form your front Mr. "I think it's fair to say
that one of the biggest
problems that we face in
that regard are the poli-
cies of Venezuela, which
as you say, are attempt-
Sing to influence
it neighbours away from
J. democratic processes,"
Rice told a congressional
She said she had con-
tacted governments to pub-
licly criticism a treason trial
against leaders of a move-
ment, Sumate, which had re-
ceived U.S. funding and
helped organise a 2004 ref-
erendum that failed to oust
Since Chavez's 1998
PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ election, relations be-
tween Washington and
nger and we'll form ours, Caracas have steadily dete-
)nt against front," Chavez riorated even though Venezu-
d. ela still supplies the U.S.
Rice said on Thursday markets. Chavez has sparred
ashington would try to curb with Washington over arms
avez's anti-American influ- sales to Venezuela and drug
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RENE Preval, the only Haitian to have served a full
five-year term as President on the basis of free and
fair elections, will need all the help possible, both
internally and from the international community, in
presiding over what remains the oldest and most
poverty-stricken nation in the Western Hemisphere,
after more than two centuries of independence.
Known to have been a very close ally of his
former populist mentor, ex-President Jean Bertrand
Aristide whose government was deposed by a
combination of external and internal forces two years
ago Preval faces the immediate challenge to secure
crucial support from some of the 32 other presidential
candidates at the February 7 elections. Foremost
among them would be the former short-term President
Leslie Manigat.
At the same time, he would be aware of the need
to stamp his own authority on the governance of the
country without alienating potential support from

Aristide's Lavalas Party from which he had evidently
profited in securing his declared 49 per cent of valid
votes cast.
That was before the Provisional Electoral Council
and the international community accepted a Brazilian
initiative to spread around some 85,000 blank ballots,
cast for Preval and 32 other candidates in proportion
to what had already been previously declared as valid
votes, to give him the constitutional required 51
Understandably, Manigat, a former head of the
UWI's Institute of International Relations in Trinidad, is
not happy, since in the absence of a clear majority of
more than 50 per cent, there is normally a presidential
run-off between the two leading candidates. Normalcy,
however, is a rarity in the turbulent politics of crisis-
ridden Haiti, as Manigat himself well knows.
The reality is that with Preval being so very much
on the edge of victory on the basis of declared official
results, and Manigat far behind with no more than 12
percent of the valid votes, and the country once again
threatened with lawlessness, a practical initiative
seemed necessary.
In the circumstances, declaring Preval, the front-
runner, as the "victor" as the UN's Kofi Annan said
on Friday in New York, was "a reasonable way to
resolve an impasse that could have led to violence and
Both the George Bush administration and the UN
Security Council came out quickly last week with
endorsements of Preval's victory and their separate
assurances to work closely with a new government
in Port-au-Prince to promote initiatives to stimulate
peace and progress in Haiti's national interest.
Our own Caribbean Community is no major player

on Haiti, but quite a helpful influential voice, as it ha
proven to be over the years, as President-designat
Preval well knows even before he had the privilege o
being the Head of State to sign on Haiti's accession
to CARCOM in 1997.
Now is not the time to recall how things could have
been different these past two years, had CARICOM's
"peace proposals" to end the confrontation while
Aristide was still in office, not been suddenly ignored,
having been originally embraced by major powers like
the USA, France and Canada.
Let's hope that CARICOM's pleas to the
international community for urgent and sustain
efforts to give democracy a chance to work for th
good of the Haitian masses do not fall on deaf ears
We await the practical initiatives to help Haiti af
arrangements get underway for next month'.
ceremonial inauguration of President Preval.

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WITH new national
elections just over five
months away, Guyana is
back to the season of
customary warnings,
threats, allegations, counter-
claims and, of course lots of
At the centre of it all
is the question of who really

is NOT

ready for the

Is it the Guyana
Elections Commission
(GECOM), the major
opposition PNCR, or any of
the array of small parties,
some 30 of which had
presented themselves at the
2001 elections?
It cannot be to the
advantage of either of the major
contestants for power PPP/
C and PNCR, to frustrate the
elections from taking place.
Worse, a boycott could only
result in Guyana being the
biggest loser.
Perhaps, therefore,
more than just focusing on the
functioning of GECOM, there
should also be critical
evaluations of how the PNCR
and other parties now
competing to wrest power
from the incumbent, are
educating and mobilising their
respective supporters for a
peaceful and enlightened
exercise in electoral democracy.
The governing PPP/C,
now seeking a consecutive

allocated the remaining three
In contrast to the
claims of the PNCR and
grumblings from a few new and
small parties, GECOM's
chairman, Steve Surujbally,
insists, as he again did at a
media conference last
Wednesday, that the
Commission was well within
reach of attaining its objectives
for elections-readiness -
possibly even ahead of the
constitutional deadline of
August 4,
Surujbally, who heads
the seven-member GECOM -
on which both the PPP/C and
PNCR have equal
representation is quite
confident that with the
registration process already
showing some 76 per cent

completion, the Commission
would achieve its
goal before closure of the
exercise fixed for March 19.
The confidence
demonstrated by the GECOM
chairman appointed with the
consent of the late President
Hoyte seems to be well
shared by, among others:
The Joint
International Technical
Assessors (Kwadwo Gyan and
Stephen Beale); the
international donors that are
involved in funding; the
Commonwealth Secretary
General's Special Envoy, Sir
Paul Reeves; in addition to the

confidence shown by the Private
Sector Commission (PSC).
It was somewhat
amusing to learn that the trio of

PNCR representatives on
GECOM could have rushed into
holding a press conference to
challenge the accuracy of an

aspect of the PSC's press
statement specifically the word
"concluded" instead, as it should
have been, "concluding", in
relation to signing of an
impending contract for electronic
Why the anger when, as
those commissioners and the
party they represent well
knew, that an authorised
spokesman for the PSC was a
phone call away?


Like their
fellow commissioners representing
the PPP/C, they would have

fourth term since the restoration
of electoral democracy in
October 1992, says it is "ready".
However, according to its
General Secretary, Donald
Ramotar, the party "shares the
reservations" of some others on
the need for more registration
centres in the coastal areas.
Ramotar said the PPP/C
has informed GECOM that
there should at least be six more
such centres to "ease the burden
of people who are anxious to be
registered and should be
reasonably facilitated to do so".
Opposition Leader of
the PNCR, Robert Corbin, on
the other hand, is casting doubts
on the competence and integrity
of GECOM by his range
of complaints in a statement last

,f!. Z.Bd ,I
His complaints against
and demands on GECOM on
various issues, including the
process of voter registration,
database for new registrants as
voters, delays in concluding
arrangements for electronic
scanning of fingerprints, and
more, reflect familiar refrains of
the PNCR at both the 1997 and
2001 general elections.
The problem is that
because the PNCR has made it a

habit to cry "wolf", to
propagandise against GECOM
with a view to casting doubts on
the results of all elections since
the party finally lost power in
1992 after 28 years
in government, it has become
quite difficult to determine, with
reasonable accuracy, its legitimate
claims to ensure free and fair
The truth is that in
continuing from where the late
President Desmond Hoyte left
off for this, his first leading of the
PNCR into national elections,
Corbin is confronted with a
major credibility problem.
It is one rooted in his
party's own
history of rigged
elections to sustain
itself in power in
complete defiance
of the findings of f
national, regional
and international
missions. And, by
comparison, the
verification of all ,
such observer
missions of the
credibility of elections that
resulted in outright victories for
the PPP/C in 1992, 1997 and


At the last general
elections for the 65-member
parliament, Guyanese voters
once again demonstrated their
keen interest with a very
impressive 88 per cent turn out.
The incumbent PPP/C
received some 53 per cent of the
votes for 35 seats, and 42 per
cent went to the PNCR with 27
seats. Together, ROAR and what
then existed as WPA/GAP, were

known the exact status o
negotiations for the electronic
fingerprinting contract.
Or, for that matte
any issue of misrepresentatio
or confusion about what the
are doing to ensure realisatio
of free and fair elections i
Was it a coincidence
that at the time when th,
PNCR's commissioners wer
engaged in the unusual exercise
of moving to publicly discus
the business of GECOM, wit
the rule of the game, th
tradition being to strive
internally, for consensus
Corbin was preparing for hi
broadcast verbal whipping o
the Commission for claimed
lack of elections-readiness?
Or are the Guyanest
electorate witnessing th,
unfolding of an old, divisive
and costly politics to causi
as much confusion an(
discontent as possible with the
objective of discrediting th'
legitimacy of the elections and
in a worse case scenario return
to violence, lawlessness ant
Personally, though
lacking the charisma an(
influence of the party'
(Forbes Burnham) or hi
successor Desmond Hoyte;
seriously believe that Corbir
would wish to be remember
more favourably for hi.
commitment to electoral
democracy and the rule of law
-particularly in view of the
prevailing regional an
international climate.
While, therefore, th
commissioners on GECOV
work along with chairman
Surujbally to achieve th(
best possible arrangement.
to ensure free and fai
elections, the backroon
advisers and strategists o
incumbent Presiden
Bharrat Jagdeo and Mr
Corbin may, for all we know
already be preparing foi
coming televised debates o
leadership and governance
of this nation.

Experts, donors give nod to

GECOM as PNCR protests

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

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YOU sucking experts, like
me, would know you really
can't do both at the same
time sucking cane and blow-
ing whistle.
You can do several other
things at the same time, but you
can't blow a whistle and suck
cane in the same breath.
What's sucking cane? Trust
someone born in Georgetown to
demonstrate such stupidity.
Any good rural village boy
like me who while growing up,
early sharpened the uncanny in-
stinct to spot the most succu-
lent stalks of cane while raiding
cane fields and keeping a sharp
lookout for rangers on horse-
back or hiding in the fields,
would suck their teeth at such
rank ignorance. Schuups.
Sucking cane is probably
the next best thing after breast-
feeding. Ask any village, boy.
After the breast, the next best
thing growing up sucking is
sugar cane. Endless delight,
much satisfaction especially
from stolen canes.
There are other stages of
sucking after canes, of course,
but village boys are schooled in
the art for the more esoteric
things later in life through learn-
ing the intricacies of cane suck-
Cane sucking is a finely-
honed art you have to know
which canes to pick from the
fields; you have to be able to
spot the shape, the colour, the
contours, to know from which
joints the best juices would
It's like knowing when's
the best time to pelt down that
mango that has been tantalising
you from on high in your
neighbour's tree for days. Only
an expert, with the right aim and
sure arm, can pick the time, the
hour, the minute (when the
neighbour's bad dog is off tak-
ing a nap) to separate that
mango from its stem and pluck
it as it falls before the
neighbour's mongrel discerns
your ambition.
One day too soon, or one
day too late, and you might as
well go after a force-ripe mango.
Ambition is made of sweeter
stuff than that.
Mango juice, like cane
juice, is the best nectar when
squeezed from such dangerous
exploits. That's the perfect
schooling for boys for the more
hazardous escapades later in
life, like stolen kisses and other
infinitely more heavenly plea-
sures that we need not dwell on
here, at this time.




We're into sucking cane for
the time being.
And after fleeing the fields
with the perfect joints, you have
to be a skilled peeler to be able
to get at the soft flesh, and then
you have to set your mouth in
a certain way, to get the juice
and be able to savour it.,
The best juices do not
come easily no pain, no gain;
wrong strain, bad cane. Pick the
wrong stalk, or the wrong field,
or pick the wrong time, and you
might as well suck wood or
suck salt.
Pick the right cane, have
the right teeth and strong jaw
muscles, and cane sucking is a
source of wondrous pleasures.

And sucking deep of the
cane nectar nourishes you for
blowing the sweetest and most
piercing of whistles.
As boys we had whistling
contests after cane sucking
bouts and I am sure that would
have nurtured us well for the
travails of adolescence and the
tortures of adulthood.
But, deep down in that vil-
lage and in the cane fields we
wandered and raided in the ram-
bling days of boyhood, we knew
you can't suck cane and blow
whistle at the same time.
A man can eye up two or
three women at the same time
(that's called living rather dan-
gerously) and can suck two

genips, or two cherries, or
gooseberry, or two or even three
tamarind seeds at the same time.
But you can't suck cane
and blow whistle.
And you can't mind tiger
and dog in the same pen or put
chicken hawk and chicken in the
came coop. The two don't go to-
And a man, or woman,
can't preach peace and violence
at the same time. You have to
pick your tune. You either blow
whistle, or suck cane we
learnt that as kids.
Similarly, a man, or woman,
can't be a hero and a villain or
brigand at the same time. Pick
your choice, take your stand and
let the cane stalks fall where
they may.
And you are either for or
against free and fair elections -
you can't want free and fair
elections and don't want free
and fair elections.

Ask the people of Haiti -
Sthey have been screwed so man)
times but they stuck it out last
week for the electoral process
and, despite the odds, in the end
their will prevailed.
Like Guyanese betrayed b)
the mockery of free and fair
elections (mystery, ballots and
all) for almost 30 years but who
did not lose faith and fought for
reforms, they stuck the course
and have to persevere to see it
The mass of Haitians didn't
make the long trek to the polls
to knock ballot boxes over and
stuff fake ballots into the boxes.
They weren't into sucking cane
and blowing whistle at the same
They opted for a course and
stayed with it
Trying to suck cane and
blow whistle at the same time is
making believe; you're fooling no
one but yourself and it's much

like peeing in the wind.
That's another thing grow-
ing up in the village taught us
boys. You never pee against the
wind. That's as dangerous as
sucking cane and blowing
And that's something to
dwell on, right?
But it's a lesson we learned
as boys and it should be a tune
worth whistling soon after
some really good cane juice
Set your mouth right and
blow and suck, now.


France: Another Nuclea

"THE LEADERS of states
who use terrorist methods
against us. as well as those
who consider using...weapons
of mass destruction, must un-
derstand that they would ex-
pose themselves to a firm and
appropriate response on our
part. This response could be
a conventional one. It might
also be of a different kind."
On January 19. President
Jacques Chirac announced a ma-
jor change m
French nuclear satreg) w uhle
visiting lie Longue. the country's
main nuclear submarine base
Speaking on the nussle-fitrng sub-
marine Le Vigilant. he said tha mi
future France would consider us-
ing nuclear weapons against anrt
country that supported a major
terrorist attack against it But he
did promise that he'd onl\ nuke
it a lile bit- "We should not hase
to choose between inaction and
obbieranon..The flei.bilir and
reactivity of our strategic Inuclear
forces should allow us to respond
against its power centres, against
its capacity to act."
Oh. good For a minute
there it sounded a, it Chirac
was planning to obliterate an\N
countN that he suspected of
sponsoring a terrorist attack
against France, but nuo He
,would onl\ nuke their power
centres" and their 'capiait) to
\\ hai does that mean in

practice Well it seems io mean
that if terrorists flew a hijacked
plane into a tall building in Pans
and Chirac suspected that Iran
was behind it, for example, he
would onl\ nuke the prime
nunister's office. the defence
ministry and the intelligence
headquarters in Tehran. and
nmabe three or four kes mill-
tars facilities around the coun-
tri With luck. only a few nul-
lion Iranians would die
Chirac is so concernedd
about sparing innocent lies that
he has even ordered France's
mlisiles to be modified for se-
lectie sinkes that don't oblit-
erate whole countries All our
nuclear forces hate been
reconfigured according, To this
end. the number of warheads has
been reduced on some inussiles
on our submarines." he sjid.
Dunng the Cold War eter\
one ot the si .een missiles on
each French submarine had six
nuclear w\ heads. because
France wanted to be able to kill
fiftt or a hundred million Rus-
sans if the Soviet Union eser
invaded Western Europe il
was called "deterrence '" But
noiw. Chtrac as the missiles on each French
submarine carr\ unl\ t\wo or
three few warhEads. adjusted to
cause miller nuclear e,.plo-
Ion'. In casJ he wants :to kill
lhreigners in Irelai el', smaller

What on earth has incited
Chirac to tanr talking like this
onl\ months before he leaves
office? Panl\. one suspects. it
is iuti his frustration at no
klnger being in the limelight, but
he also has a more serious goal:
to secure the future of France's
"force de frappe" i nuclear strik-
ing force long after he has left
office. Like is creator. Charles
de Gaulle, he behe\es that it is
an essential element of France's
independence and it, ticket to
all the high tables of the planet
E\en among Chirac's own
right-'ilng colleagues there is
now open debate about the de-
,irabilii\ of maintaining France's
nuclear rliking force forever
Aller all. the So iet Union. the
enems it %%as built to deter, has

r 'Rogui
been gone for fifteen years now.
and there is not a single
nuclear-weapons power in the
world that sees France as a po-
leniial enemy.
It costs three billon euros
(52 billion) a year just to main-
tain the country's nuclear stnk-
ing force, and one dai in the
not too distant future it will
cost a great deal more to
modernize it. Whb don't we
just scrap it?
Faced with a similar di-
lemma on the other side of the
Channel, Tons
Blair s government simply
argues that Britain must keep
its nuclear weapons because -
well. because who knowss what
the world will be like went)
years from now ? In Cartesian
France. however. \ou are ex-
pected to make a more coherent
argument than that. so Chirac Is
doing the best he can
Chirac's basic problem is
that France has no real, nuclear-
armed enemy to deter with its
nukes any more. His solution is
to extend the target list to in-
clude non-nuclear enemies- "ter-
ronsl-supporing states," for ex-
ample and jusif, their reten-
tion that way
Chrac's new position is not
unique The United States re-
tracted its old half-promise not
to use nukes against non-
nuclear-weapons states years
ago. and the Bush administration

i State'

has been pressing for the de\el-
opment of a new generation of
"mini-nukes" to do exacils what
Chirac suggests at a somewhat
lower cost in innocent hivesi.
Bush believed that Saddam
Hussein supported the 9/11 ter-
rorist attacks against the ruited
States (or at least he said he did).
and existing US doctnne would
have allowed him to use those
nukes in response
He invaded instead because
the neo-conser\atiles w\ho run
LiS foreign policy had been seek-
ing a pretext to do e\actlN that
for years. but another time might
be different So why shouldn't
Chirac adopt the same doctrine?
Because to demand that
countries outside the nuclear
weapons club renounce an)
ambitions to get them, while
the existing members expand
their nuclear target lists to in-
clude countries that don't hase
them, is worse than hypocriti-
cal. It is self-defeating. After
this, how can France demand
with a straight face that Iran
forego nuclear weapons? The
world has got used to this sort
of behaviour from the sole su-
perpower, but who gave Chirac
permission to behave like an
American president?
Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.



Haiti poses


THE victory by Rene Prival
in Haiti's presidential elec-
tions poses challenges for the
member countries of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market
After the former President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide accused
the United States of orchestrat-
ing his removal and forcing him
into exile in February 2004,
CARICOM, as a group, de-
clined to recognize the interim
government of Mr Gerard
It was well known that
the regional grouping was di-
vided on how to treat with
Haiti. In the end, the view
prevailed that the Latortue
regime would not be
recognized and Haiti would
not be allowed access to the
councils of CARICOM.
Preval's election victory
changes all that and CARICOM
Secretary-General Edwin
Carrington is reported to have
said: "We are ready to receive
Haiti back into the institutions
of the Caribbean Community."
But, he added, "We will
now sit with Haiti to discuss
the conditions of its re-entry
into CARICOM."
Importantly, Mr Carrington
drew attention to the Revised
Treaty of Chaguaramas which
includes provisions for the Car-
ibbean Single Market (CSM) to

which Haiti is not a signatory.
He said: "We now have to
sit with Haiti on this and other
issues, including how are they
prepared to come on board with
the Revised Treaty and what is
the process of acceding to the
various elements of the Single
It is Haiti's accession to the
CSM that poses the greatest
challenge to CARICOM.
Haiti with a population of
8.3 million is the poorest coun-
try in the hemisphere. Its
people are three million more
than the rest of CARICOM
Both its economic and po-
litical conditions have caused
many of its people to flee from
its shores in search of a better
While the United States
has been the main target of
their refuge, the Dominican
Republic and the Bahamas
have also experienced the il-
legal entry of Haitians into
their countries.
Recently, groups of Hai-
tian refugees have turned up
in Jamaica, Antigua and
The election of Mr Pr6val,
by just over 51% of the popu-
lation, does not speak to a
united country. Haiti continues
to live on a political powder
keg. And, the political manipu-
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circumstances is the match that
could ignite it any time.
In any event, Haiti is a far
way from the establishment of
democratic institutions, and even
farther away from the kind of
widespread respect for them
that would underpin their main-
CARICOM's first duty of care
to a member of its community
is to welcome back into its fold
the constitutionally elected gov-
ernment of Rene Pr6val in elec-



with the Haitian Government
and international donor and
financial community for at
least two years to create the
machinery for financing and
managing projects in Haiti.
Among these should be
health care, particularly HIV/
AIDS, education and human
resource development,
infrastructural projects that
would encourage foreign and
local private sector invest-
ment, and, very importantly,
the building of democratic in-

zons", a military exercise that
is to extend for several
Nonetheless, the U.S. Gov-
ernment has congratulated Mr
Prdval on his election and State
Department spokesman, Tom
Casey, said "We look forward to
working with the new govern-
ment to help the Haitian people
build a better future for them-
CARICOM should take
the U.S. Government at its
word, and act as an honest
broker to unlock aid for Haiti
that has already been ap-
proved from the U.S. and
other countries and agencies,
and to develop a programme

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bal community)

Ions at hich ha'e been endorsed
bN the Organisation of Ameri-
can States
Ha' ing done 0o.
CARICOM should take the
lead in the international comniu-
nttl in raising the financial and
other help that Hamit urgently
needs if the unwelcome flight of
its people to other countries is
to stop.

This will call for a seri-
ous diplomatic effort, and
may well require the creation
of a special CARICOM Task
Force devoted to working

stitutions supported b. leg-
islation and enforcement ma-
In this regard. CARICOMI
nught enlis the help of Canada
in a joint effort to engage the
Li S Government at the earliest
opportunity in the peaceful and
progressive development of
Reports from the Do-
minican Republic, Haiti's
neighbour, reveal that some
800 U.S. troops landed at a
port city in the Dominican
Republic, barely 80 miles
from the Haitian border, last
Thursday. Ostensibly, they
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By Neil Marks
OU Bega's 'Mambo No 5'?
enny G's 'Going Home'?
By a Chinese military band?
Why not?
Those who turned up at the
National Cultural Centre in
Georgetown Tuesday evening
were enthralled and showed it in
sheer delightful applause every

there was compliance when
Lou Bega's spicy 'Mambo
No 5' blared from the en-
First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo,
looking gorgeous as ever, was
among those who heeded the
entreaty, and from the looks of
it, thoroughly enjoyed the
The military band aims at,

tet of all
cal solo,
Kenny C
their Va]
there in t



wind instruments, vo- ta
and part singing. ba
n the soulful mood of ec
j's 'Going Home' was de
1, it put many of the w
who chose to spend th
lentine's Day evening
:he mood. C
g Hesheng's musical A
i of the joyous Water- Ju
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cular and the cheerful Chinese
nd was graceful in acknowl-
Iging the warmth of the thun-
:rous Guyanese appreciation
which engulfed the confines of
e meeting place.
The Military Band of the
hinese People's Liberation
rmy, which was founded in
ily 1952, is the only one large
ind band in China. More than
)0 works and 100 artistes from
:e Military Band have won
izes in competitions at home
Id abroad.
In recent years, the Mili-
ry Band has paid visits to Ja-
in, Thailand, France, Finland,
ingapore, Italy, Holland and
e regions of Hong Kong and


Macao for competition and per- ing over ceremony for the return
formance. of Hong Kong and Macao to
The military band, compris- mainland China.
ing 20 officers from the People's During its visit to
Republic of China, visited Guyana, the band members
Guyana February 13-15. paid a courtesy call on Chief-
The visit to Guyana was. of-Staff of the Guyana De-
the penultimate stop of their fence Force, Brigadier Ed-
Caribbean tour which saw them ward Collins, and were
visit Grenada, St Lucia, Trinidad honoured at a special lun-
and Tobago. cheon hosted by the Guyana
The band was led by Se- Defence Force.
nior Colonel Li Younglong The band departed Guyana
and included other officers on Wednesday for the final leg
from the rank of Colonel to of its Caribbean tour in Antigua
Lieutenant, two of whom and Barbuda.
were women. Truly, the Chinese
In 1997 and 1999, the band brought to Guyana their
successfully fulfilled its task of amazing culture, with a dif-
music performance at the hand- ferent taste.

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IN THE MOOD: a singer and the band perform for Valentine's Day.

time a number was over.
The Military Band of China
stopped over in Guyana on a
Caribbean tour and dished out
compositions many in the Na-
tional Cultural Centre did not
expect to hear.
And when the MC en-
couraged, "Please feel free to
move and shake your body",

besides nationalisation, the
specialisation and
popularisation of its art, and is
characterized by its excellent
performances, great variety,
fresh style, compliance with all
tastes and tremendous momen-
tum. Its performing styles in-
cluded various ensemble play-
ing, duo, quartet, sextet and oc-

when boys and girls in love lit-
erally splash water on each
other, further cemented the love
mood of the evening. But the
husbands, we noted, were too
busy tapping their knees, than
hugging their wives.
Xiao Ou's music to a na-
tional song of Guyana named
"Salute to Guyana" was spec-


The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on behalf of the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia is inviting applications from Muslim students
who wish to pursue studies at the University of Guyana (UG) in the following disciplines:
M.B.Bs Agriculture
Dentistry ComputerScience
Pharmacology Management
Veterinary Medicine Accountancy
All courses must be Degree courses, and all Loans are interest free.
Students must have been admitted to the University at the time of application.
The deadline for submission of applications to the CIOG is March 31, 2006.
For more information please contact:-
Br. Roy Achmed van Tholl
Central Islamic Organisation Of Guyana
CIOG Islamic Complex
Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown
Telephones: 225-8654, 225-6167, 227-1033. Fax: 227-2475: E-mail:

SALUTE TO GUYANA: Members of the Military Band of China play a Guyanese national
song during their concert at the National Cultural Centre Tuesday evening. (Delano Will-
iams photos)

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REALISTIC vision for
a country or company
requires new,
innovative and unconventional
ideas and action. Too many
times, a small section of our
population and workplaces
are fearful of the changes
which are required to attain
the vision we have set our
sights on. People are
comfortable with doing things
in the same and usually the
old, tired manner. I am not
advocating change just for
change sake, but only where
there are strong and
convincing merits for the new
In pursuing a vision for a
modern, stable and prosperous
State or the restructuring of a
Company, there are still obstacles
that will have to be surmounted
.that do not entail material
resources but the attitude of
people in the political and social
arena. And this may pose a
pressing challenge in the current
modernization drive.
I have attended two
public fora recently and there
: again I was reminded of old

attitudes, tricks and
behaviour by certain people
who want to cling to the past.
Sadly, these persons are
reluctant to deal with the new
dispensations, especially
responding to the aspirations
of the young and future
Many of these
individuals still have
significant access to the
media, political clout and
present themselves to the
international community as
the walking embodiment of
solutions and ideas for
Guyana's progress. They
would turn up at public
activities and fora to rehash
falsehoods, worn-out
solutions and purport to
speak for the wider public.
They pollute public dialogue
and discussions with their
old, divisive ideas.
This on-going
negativism by these elements
makes the young fearful of
entering the public arena to
add their contribution to the
national effort to attain a new
vision for our country. A

feeling of hopelessness and
despair is imposed on our
population by the fossilized
thinking frothing at the mouth with
sheer hate and disaffection. When
you read what they write or listen
to what they speak, all you get is
an attempt to take Guyana down
the road of ethnic intolerance and
instability. The more they speak,
the more one gets the feeling that
they want to deny this and future
generations the full benefits of a

stable and modern nation.
Two recent examples
are striking of this dinosauric
behaviour threatening to slow
down opr journey to our
common vision.
The first one
involves an incident between
a teacher and a student. These
same warped voices instead
of looking at the issue from
the important angle of
whether there was a violation
or not, has now injected naked
ethnicity and politics. A
crime is a crime,
notwithstanding one's
ethnicity. If we are to move
forward at a rapid pace, we
need to understand the
supremacy of principles and
obedience to things which are
good for the country and its
The second case has to
do with interventions made at a

private sector activity on the
topic of democracy and elections.
There we had creme de la creme
of that section of society which
want to take us back to the past
and frustrate our journey into the
bright future. Once again,
misrepresentations and
unadulterated distortions of the
reality were presented as the
reality. Luckily, other members
of the audience protested such
obscenities. Thankfully, it is only
some of the same small cabal,
who belong to several past
generations, who are engaged in
such retrogressive antics.
The present generation
is not involved in such
campaigns. Perhaps, these
elements should listen and
observe more of those who hold
the key to our future.
That Elections are
around the corer seemed to have
invigorated this small dangerous
group which must be persuaded
to desist from their unhelpful
postures. They want to drop
their own burden on this and
future generations. The young is
asking: why are they blocking us

from attaining this grand vision?
I am sure Guyana
would not be the first nor last
country whose voyage was
obstructed by those who want
to cling to the past, a past
characterized by division,
confrontation and archaic
political gamesmanship. For any
company, this too is a severe
Guyana is at the
crossroads. This year marks the
36th year of our Republic and
40th year of our Independence.
We are certainly a mature nation.
A mature nation's inhabitants
'have to demonstrate that
maturity to inspire confidence
land trust in the future and
'realising the vision we set
In the coming
months, this generation,
Particularly the youth, will be
saying to those who stand in
the path of progress and unity
not to hold us back. Let us
remember to keep our eyes on
the prize the realization of
the vision for a greater



The Guyana Conference of Seventh Day Adventists invites one and all to the GOOD NEWS GOSPEL
EXPLOSION with International Evangelist Claudius Morgan.

Meetings are held nightly from Friday February 17, 2006 at 19:00 h or 7 pm UNDER THE BIG
TENTS AT THE Crusade site located between Campbellville and Prashad Nagar.

Come, hear topics such as: Death in the Kitchen, Nightmare in Paradise, Born Half Dead
and much much more. Enjoy heavenly singing, special prayers and wonderful music by
local artistes.
Buses are available to transport persons to the Crusade site
Bus routes and time are as follow: Sunday February 19 at 17:30 or 5:30 pm Mondays to Fridays
pick up times are at 18:30 h or 6:30 pm.

* South Ruinveldt Tirn into Tucville bridge East La Penitence Mandela Pike Street Crusade
* Hunter Street- Front Road Mandela Avenue A 0

* Multilateral School East Mandela Avenue Ilunter Street Crusade Site

* Albouystown SDA Church to Crusade Site

* Graham's Bakery to Third Street to Irving Street to Sandy Babb Street to Campbell Avenue to
Crusade Site

* Agricola Market Road Stabroek Market to South Road to Kitty Market to Crusade Site

* Sophia D Field to Crusade Site

SSmyth and Durban to Mandela Avenu e to Crusade Site

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THE CITY Council has
advised citizens against
erecting posters and
billboards without its
permission and has warned
of demolition of such
material if the advisory is
not heeded.
A press release from
the Mayor and City
Councillors of Georgetown
expressed concern over the
large number of signs, posters
and billboards that are being
erected in different parts of
Georgetown without its
According to the
release, the Municipal and
District Councils Act, Chapter
28:01 of the Laws of Guyana,

requires any organisation
wishing to erect signs within the
limits of the boundaries of the
City, to seek permission of the
City Council.
"The placement of
signs in such an irregular
and ad hoc manner disrupts

the general aesthetic and
beauty of Georgetown. This
could not help Guyana's
efforts to raise standards in
preparation for World Cup
Cricket in' 2007. All
Guyanese have a stake in this
event," the release noted.

Seek permission before

erecting posters, billboards

City Council advises

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following


Prospective candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences
with three years experience in project implementation, monitoring and

Previous work experience with Government /International Funding Agency
would be an asset.

Applications should be accompanied by two (2) reference letters and
forwarded not later than February 28, 2006 to the:

Chief Planning Officer
State Planning Secretariat
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
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NDAY CHRONICLE Februa, 19, 2006

Latin American women

gain, but sexism persists

By Lorraine Orlandi

'hilean President-elect
lichelle Bachelet embodies
ie rise of women into Latin
merican power circles, but
a region known for sexism
omen still face offenses
nging from macho slights
Assault, even by their
Bachelet's election last
tonth as the first woman
resident of her socially
conservative country was seen
s a major step toward making
'omen equal political players
nd empowering female leaders
cross the hemisphere, such as
residential candidate Lourdes
lores in Peru.
Education and changing
eliefs, largely among women
themselves, have helped them
'in ground in politics, business
md other areas. But great gaps
remain, especially for the poor.
"For Latin machismo,
ind I say this as a man,
;Bachelet's election) is an
important symbol," Norberto
onsani, director of the institute
)f international relations at
Argentina's Universidad
Nacional de la Plata.
"A woman president
was unthinkable. It's an
important opening, although
there is a long way to go," he

In Latin America more
women are entering the labour
force than in any other region,
but many work for low salaries
or for nothing on family farms
or in businesses.
In the poorest nations,
women bear the brunt of
poverty. In Bolivia, for

example, they die at high rates
from cervical cancer and
complications during pregnancy
and childbirth that stem from
inadequate health care and
Across the region,
violence against women is
widespread but often
unreported and even tolerated,
activists say. Until November,
it was not a crime to rape your

wife in Mexico.
"What women have
gained is one thing. How we
have been received is another."
said Patricia Mercado, a fringe
party candidate for Mexican
president. "It's not with open


Bachelet, 54, a left-
leaning doctor and single mother
jailed under the dictatorship of
Gen. August Pinochet, seems
well aware that she ruffles
Chile's conservative feathers.
"A woman. Separated.
A socialist. An agnostic. All
possible sins together," she
jokes. Chile legalised divorce
only in 2004 and relatively few
women work outside the home.
Bachelet is the fourth
woman elected to lead a Latin
American nation, after Mireya
Moscoso in Panama, Violeta
Chamorro in Nicaragua and
Janet Jagan in Guyana.
Unlike her predecessors.
though, she did not follow a
popular or powerful husband
into the limelight. Today,
women's rising self-esteem may
be giving them more clout.
"If I am able to get my
family ahead, my business, if I
am opening doors, then 1 also

have more confidence in other
women," said Mexican
presidential candidate Mercado.
who addressed a recent business
forum and found she was the
only woman in the room.
The question now, said
Marina Castaneda, a Mexican
writer and author of the book 'El
Machismo Invisible' ('Invisible
Machismo'), is whether Bachelet
can govern as a woman.
"In a macho country, to
have authority, you have to be a
macho person, you have to
become like the men because
otherwise no one will listen to
you or respect you or obey
you," she said.
"In truly democratic
societies, power lies with
institutions," Castaneda said. "In
Latin America, we're not quite
there yet, power still resides
with the force of personality. To
have authority, you have to be


Abuse of women is
rooted in Latin American history,
from the European conquest of
indigenous people to the
"maquila" assembly-factory
boom in the 1990s, the
international rights group
MADRE says.

That persists despite
women's gains. Largely
indigenous Guatemala, for
example, faces a new wave of
women's murders.
Maricela Ortiz sees the




hundreds of women raped,
tortured and killed on Mexico's
U.S. border in the past 12
years, among them her 17-year-
old goddaughter.
Ortiz, an advocate for
families of more than 340
women murdered in Ciudad
Juarez since 1993, says a
backlash works against women
in her city, which brings
together poor women seeking
factory jobs, would-be migrants
and drug traffickers.

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"'The woman. when she
feels empowered. when she
begins to earn. when she can get
ahead without a man ... becomes
his potential victim." said Ortiz.
Her goddaughter Lilia
Alejandra Garcia Andrade
disappeared after leaving work
at a factory in 200!. A week
later, her body was found with
signs of rape and torture.
Victims' families and federal
prosecutors blame
institutionalized sexism for
authorities' slow and sloppy
response to the violence.
"All those murdered
women worked: they don't kill
the housewife taking care of her
babies." said Mexican
newspaper columnist
Guadalupe Loaeza. "The
Mexican male has a lot of fear,
fear of not being macho, of
feeling unappreciated."
Women's advocates
hope education can change
In one Mexican
advertising campaign, leading
women intellectuals, artists and
journalists are pictured with
their faces shockingly bruised,
made-up as victims of domestic
violence to show the problem
affects all women.
Loaeza, who describes
her own son as macho, says
women as well as men
perpetuate sexism.
"Where did he come
from, how did he learn
that?" she said of her grown
son's attitude. "We women
create macho men. We
educate them with the same
patterns we saw in our own


12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19,200

The way forward for

Crime and Justice in the Caribbean

ACING a wall-to-wall
crowd of over 600 at the
formal opening of the
4th International
Conference on Crime and
Justice in the Caribbean last
Wednesday, Trinidad and
Tobago Attorney General
John Jeremie publicly
agreed with Professor
Ramesh Deosaran's proposal
for the Government in each
CARICOM state to establish
a Research and Policy
Development Fund to
facilitate high-level research
on crime and justice. Mr.
Jeremie pledged his
Government's support for
this proposal.
As chairman of the
formal opening and Director of
the Centre for Criminology and
Criminal Justice which
sponsored the four-day
conference, Deosaran had
explained to the large audience
at the UWI Learning Resource
Centre that "the gaps now
existing between policy makers
and professional researchers in
the Caribbean are too wide, too
contaminated by mutual
suspicions and detrimental to

national development." He
suggested the establishment of
this fund with a "professional,
independent Board" to manage
applications and award research
"We have to get more
serious about research and
policy analysis in the areas of
crime and justice," Deosaran
remarked to the approving
audience which included,
Caribbean Court of Justice
President Michael de la Bastide,
Chief Justice Sat Sharma,
Jamaica Chief Justice Lensley
Wolfe, Senate President Linda
Baboolal, UWI Vice Chancellor
Nigel Harris, Police
Commissioner Trevor Paul, and
a host of Diplomats, foreign
scholars, Ministers, Members
of Parliament and other civic
It came as no surprise to
see so many senior government
officials were seen mixing with
researchers local, regional and
international since the theme
of the crime conference was
'New Challenges for the
Caribbean: From Research to
Policy'. More than 300 persons
registered for the conference

which generated 30 panels and
more than 100 research papers.
The panel topics ranged from
illegal firearms trafficking,
trans-national crime, policing,
crime and the media, judicial
and penal reform, school
violence and delinquency, crime
and public policy, criminal
deportees, terrorism, private
security and crime and tourism.
Speaking on crime and
tourism at the Tobago leg of the
conference, Jamaica Chief
Justice Lensley Wolfe told the
audience at the Mt Irvine Hotel
that the researchers cannot be
left out or marginalised in the
policy development process
since policies, like court
judgements, must be guided by
rational thinking and not so
much by pressure to do
something overnight. He
commended the organizers, the
Centre for Criminology and
Criminal Justice, and said how
well he has been treated as a
Jamaican guest, and how useful
he found the presentations.
The tendency for
CARICOM governments to
hire foreign consultants at
exorbitant fees "to do what local

and regional experts can do
and do better" was a repeated
concern by both presenters
and participants. One
participant remarked that
governments find it safer to
hire foreigners since these
foreigners "care more about
fees and pleasing the
politicians than about doing
what is right and culturally
relevant." And so these
policies fail one after the
other, he said.
The question now
asked is what next? Where
will all these rich ideas now
go? When this question was
posed to the Conference
Director, Professor Deosaran,
he said: "In the first place, as
researchers and policy
analysts, we cannot
implement the action
necessary to arrest and
convict criminals. We do not
have the legal authority to
patrol the streets to prevent
crime or to direct unruly
traffic or even to deal with
school delinquency. These
duties are for the legally-
empowered entities whom we
all know. What we have done
through this four-day
conference is to throw some
light on the way forward, to
provide a refreshed road map,
to insist on evidence-based
policies accompanied with a
evaluation component, and to
make our expertise available to
our country, rather than being
isolated from the policy
makers and the implementing
He added: "We
invited officials from our
protective services, the
judiciary, the various
ministries and non-
governmental organizations,
even teachers and the business
sector, hoping that these ideas
will supplement their own
agenda for reducing crime and
violence in the society. These

people have their work to do.
What more can we do?"
As a means of charting
the way forward from this four-
day pioneering crime and justice
conference, the Centre for
Criminology and Criminal
Justice has drawn up a
Declaration of Ten Resolutions
arising from the various panel
These are:
1. That a Research and
Policy Development Fund be
established by each
CARICOM government with
an initial capital sum of US$2
million and further that an
independent group of
professional experts be
appointed to manage and
fund research applications.
2. That crime policies
across the Caribbean be more
reliably informed by proper
research, data analysis and
evaluation components for
more effective and
sustainable results, and
further that more reliance be
placed on local and regional
researchers than on foreign
3. That there be a
greater extent of public
accountability by the
protective services and other
agencies responsible for
crime and justice, and that
mechanisms for such
accountability be improved
and more fully democratised.
4. That there be
established a joint crime
research -policy group of
experts in each CARICOM
state, and framed mainly
between each government
and the University of the
West Indies, and further that
a research and policy agenda
in each state be constructed
in conjunction with the
existing CARICOM Task
Force on Crime and Security.
5. That the University of
the West Indies itself make a
greater and more determined

effort in providing financial,
manpower, and
infrastructural support to
research and teaching
programmes in criminology,
security and criminal justice.
6. That the business
sector across the Caribbean,
apart from its dutiful
expressions of concerns over
crime and violence, now
undertake to either establish
or contribute to funding for
research and policy
development in the areas of
crime and justice research.
7. That each CARICOM
government establish a
National Crime Commission
- as proposed by the
CARICOM Task Force on
Crime and Security to help
mobilise civic partnerships in
the crime prevention
programmes. (St Lucia and
Barbados have already done
8. That the Centre for
Criminology and Criminal
Justice obtain the resources
required for publishing
selected papers from the
Conference, and that such
papers be published in a
manner that can be easily
available and utilised by the
general public.
9. That a Judicial
Education Forum be
established by the Joint
Group of Experts (# 4 above)
and in collaboration with the
Office of Chief Justice in
each CARICOM state to
provide bi-monthly
discussions for the public
benefit on selected court
judgements and related
judicial issues.
10. That crime prevention
and delinquency control be
part of the teacher training
programmes across the
Caribbean, and further that
the University of the West
Indies provide technical
support for establishing such


Notice of Award
The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the China Scholarship
Council is offering two (2) scholarships at the Masters Degree level for
the 2006/2007 academic year in China.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to pursue studies
in the following field:

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The minimum requirement for consideration for studies at the Master's
Degree level is a M.D. or M.B.B.S. pass with a minimum Grade Point
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The closing date for the receipt of applications is Febi uary 27, 2006.

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St Ignatius school

board installed

THE newly-appointed Board
of Governors of the St
Ignatius Secondary School
near Lethem in Central
Rupununi has been installed.
The members were
officially inaugurated on
February 8 last and will manage
the affairs of the 50-plus-year-
old school.
A press release said this is
a first for Region Nine (Upper
Takutu/Upper Essequibo).
It said this new
management arrangement is
expected to assist the school to
become functionally capable to
better assist students attain the
highest level of learning.
It is hoped that the burden
now placed on Head Teachers
and Deputies to manage every
aspect of school life will be
eased, allowing them to focus
more on the delivery of
education, the release explained.
Deputy Coordinator of the
School Board Secretariat in the


Day of


ORLD Da. ol.
Prayer %%ill be observed
on Friday, March 3 this
year under the theme
'Signs of the times'.
The Worship
Service is written by the
women of the World Day
Committee of South

Ministry of Education, Mr
Tarachand Chetram, who
officiated at the inauguration
ceremony, reiterated the
ministry's policy to empower
communities to manage the
affairs of their schools.
Chetram explained various
sections of the school board act
to the board governors and said
he was heartened that several
persons on the board were old
students of the school.
He noted they now hold
leadership positions at the
regional and community levels
and have accepted the challenge
to give back their time and
expertise for the betterment of
their alma mater.
To date, 19 regional
secondary schools are being
managed by school boards.
Chairman of the newly-
elected board of governors, Mr
Alfred Ramsarran, a former student
of the school, and former Pupil
Teacher, said board members have

Africa and adapted hb Ihe
Gu)ana world Dun of
Prayer Committee.
\World Dai of
Pra er is a global
ecumenical movement of
women of mania traditions
in more Ilian 170
countries and regions
i ho hate a continuing
relationship in pratIer
and service. This brings
them in closer fello.%ship,
understanding aid action
ithroughout thr sear.
1 he ;er'ice in
Georgetlimn %ill be held
1at St. \iidre '- Kirk,
Brickdam and Avenue of
the Republic at 17:00 h.

made familiarisation visits to the
school and met students and
Ramsarran noted that the
board has established its Human
Resource and Finance Committee
which will commence work
shortly. In the initial phase of
planning, focus will be placed on
preparing a work programme for
the 2007 budget and emphasis
will be placed in areas which will
make teachers comfortable.
Among the officials at the
ceremony were Chairman of
Region Nine, Mr Vincent
Henry, Regional Vice Chairman,
Mr Clarindo Rudolph and
Regional Education Officer, Ms
Mayfield Benjamin.
Other members of the
board are Francis Foo,
Terrence Boston, Harold
D'Aguiar, Gormain D'Aguiar,
Richard Rennie, Roderick
George, Eulex Franklin,
Derek Williams and Wilson

Ser ices w ill alno
he held in Nee"
imsterdani. Corriverton,
wes Cooasi Berbice,
Beler% eru aging, East
Coast Demerara; Grove,
East Bank Demerara,
SWesl Coast Demerara,
Linden, Bartica,
Essequibi Coast and
North Rupunmni District.
On Sunday,
March 5, there will be a
service for children at
Calvary Lutheran
Church, Alexander Street
and North Road,
Georgetown at 15:00 h.
An invitation is
extended to all.


Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Ltd. (GMSA) has been instrumental in
obtaining IDB/MIF funding to assist our Producers/Exporters in improving on the
presentation of their products in the domestic and international market place through
better Labeling & Packaging.

As part of the second phase of the project, a series of demonstration workshops on
nutritional labeling & barcoding have been arranged in Regions #3, #4 ar,, I 10 as .11, .. -

Region 43s 'arikc
lMarketing C'entre

Region 44 GNMSA
toardroorn, -Sophia
Exhibition Site

Region -7 10- LEAP
DerneraraO 1) Business
(Cen tre,
Republic Avenue,

MVarch 1, 2006

February 28, 2006

March 2, 2006


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Project Coordinator Nadira Beete
Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Secretariat
National Exhibition Site, Sophia, Georgetown
Tel. 592-227-4295, 2237405, 628-4844
Email: gma_guyana@yahoo.com

A BRANCH of the Trinidad
and Tobago-based Caribbean
Union College (CUC) has
been officially launched here.
Education Minister, Dr
Henry Jeffrey was at the
ceremony Tuesday and
promised the full support of the
government once CUC is
committed to developing the
education sector.
CUC Vice President of
Academic Administration, Dr
Hamil Tobias, told the audience
at the Josel Education Institute
in Queenstown, Georgetown. the
institution will specialise in
Bachelor Degrees in Education
for teachers.
The college is to be
housed at the Josel Institute.
He pointed out that the

college will in no way be
competing with the Cyril Potter
College of Education (CPCE),
but instead would like to
contribute to teacher
development here.
According to Tobias,
teachers can do the first two or
three years at the CPCE, then
move to the CUC for an
additional two years, working
towards their first degrees.
"We will come here and
partnership with the government
to meet a dire need, so that
teachers can be more adequately
qualified to do their job," Tobias
Another programme
scheduled to be on stream at the
college this year is a Bachelor of
Science in Behavioural Science

College opens

branch in1 1

Region #7 Cuyuni/Mazaruni
Regional Administration Office, Bartica, Essequibo River
Tel: 455-2251, 455-2224
Fax: 455-2272, 455-2316, 455-2232

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors to undertake the following works on
behalf of the Regional Administration:

1. Construction of heavy-duty bridge, Bartica Hospital Compound, Bartica.
2. Construction of Education Office, Kamarang.
3. Extension of messhall and kitchen Secondary School Complex,'.':'ri,-i -ii .:i,
Upper Mazaruni.
4. Construction of 2 apartment Teachers Quarters, Falls Top, Middle Mazaruni.
5. Construction of Health Centre, Bartica Hospital Compound, Bartica.
6. Completion of Isseneru Health Post.,' I.i.11 Mazaruni.
7. Maintenance works BuildingA -13 First Street, Bartica.
8. Maintenance works Regional Guest House. SecondAvenue, Bartica.
9. Maintenance works Government Quarters. FourthAvenue, Bartica.

Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit during normal
working hours, Monday- Friday, at a non-refundable sum of S2 000 each.

Tender Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and marked clearly at the top left hand
corner "Tenderfor...." and addressed to:

The Chairman
Regional Tender Board
RegionalAdministration Office

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box located in1the Regional Administration Office. First
SAvenue, Barti,ri not aterthan 3 pm QiMarch6,206,,, ..

:Tenders will opened immediately after closing in the Regional A&tinistratio.Office
Boardroom. .Tenderers or their agents may be present at ihe opening. ,.

Bids without NIS and Guyana Revenue Authority Compliance Certificates will be deemed,

G. V. Misir
Regional Executive Officer


and an Associate of Science in
Business Administration.
Tobias said the
expansion of the progranmme will
depend on the kind of response
it receives. "Our capacity to
expand to include other areas
will to a large extent depend on
your response to our
CUC will also be
offering degrees from the
Andrews University (AU).
Berrien Springs. Michigan. USA.
to which it is affiliated.
The programmes will
be offered at a reduced cost in
Guyana, officials said.
Jeffrey emphasised the
importance of a good education
in any country and
acknowledged that the
government alone cannot
provide all that is necessary.
"So we are looking for
all kinds of interventions," he
Only about 10 per cent
of Guyanese students, he noted.
are moving to tertiary education,
and this is because some of the
brightest are not afforded the
He said the
government is
implementing several
programmes to ensure that
this trend is reversed.

CRlMCLE February 19,2005

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SPresident in De Hoop.


opportunity to raise their con-
cerns and make suggestions,
GINA reported-
One farmer spoke of the lack
of irrigation water because many
of the channels were blocked to
prevent flood water from reach-
ing the coastal areas, it said, and
reported that this is being recti-
fied by the MMAIADA.
Some farmers claimed that the
distribution of the $100,000
cheques to rice and cash crops
farmers was not fairly done and
the President advised that all
cases of dishonesty should be re-
ported to the Rice Producers As-
sociation (RPA), which has re-
sponsibility for the distribution.
GINA said he also told the
residents that tenants and not
landlords must benefit from the
financial assistance.
Commenting on the overall
situation in the river, residents

reported to the President that the
water has reduced significantly
and land is again visible in some
areas. However, the animal mor-
tality rate has increased as there
is no grass and many of the ani-
mals are suffering from cramps
or diarrhoea caused by eating the
moss-covered grass.
GINA said 6,753 animals
have been reported lost so far to
the floods in the Abary River.
It said farmers also ex-
pressed their gratitude to the
government for the relief inter-
ventions rendered since they
have been under flood water.
Floods spawned by heavy
rains since December have
devastated many parts of the
mainly agricultural grid in
the MMA and the government
has declared the region a di-
saster zone to clear the way
for international assistance.

By Chamanlall Naipaul

THE Guyana Public Service
Union (GPSU) has joined
other groups worried about es-
calating crime and is advocat-
ing a comprehensive approach
to address the scourge.
At a press conference yes-
terday at its Georgetown head-
quarters, union President Patrick
Yarde argued that the growing
crime problem stems from dete-
riorating social conditions which
have led to a collapse of the pri-
mary and secondary institutions
that are the foundation of the so-
cial fabric.
The family unit, he said, is not
what it used to be and is now be-
ing influenced negatively through
television and other factors. Sec-
ondary institutions such as the
school and the church have also
undergone fundamental changes
which contrast in major ways with
their roles previously with respect
to law and order, he said.
Mr Yarde said dysfunc-
tional families cannot impart the
desired values in youths and the
community no more plays the
supporting role of maintaining
discipline and order among young
people, as in the past.
Coupled with this, there has
been a lack of enlightened gover-
nance and not enough job oppor-
tunities further compounds the
crime problem, he contended.
Consequently, youths do
not see their future lying in the
legitimate way and increasingly
crime appears attractive, he said.
The method being used to tackle
the problem, he submitted, is an
unsuccessful way of dealing with
the problem.
He argued therefore that the
struggle by the GPSU for an im-
provement in the Public Service
is integrally linked to national
General Secretary of the


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GPSU, Ms Chandrawattie
Persaud, said sections of soci-
ety are concerned that the po-
lice, judiciary and other agencies
are not able to contain or reduce
crime levels.
"The stage has been
reached where many citizens
seem to see criminal activity as
a natural feature of the society.
Even cases of murder are now
treated as normal which is un-
like the state of affairs previ-
ously existing in the Guyanese
society, when a single such in-
cident was the cause of alarm
for months and was the subject
of conversation by the popula-
tion. The government, which
should be charged with major
responsibility for the formula-
tion and implementation of poli-
cies to ensure the security of the
population, does not seem to be
unduly alarmed at the escalat-
ing crime level," she charged.
She claimed that despite the
evidence of drugs and crime in
all areas of society for more than
two decades, it was the first
time that a minister in the gov-
ernment acknowledged that drug
barons are destabilising Guyana
and contaminating the youths,
when Minister of Home Affairs,
Ms Gail Teixeira addressed the
flag raising ceremony of Region
Four (Demerara/Mahaica) on

However, she observed
that it would be useless to for-
mulate and implement policies
to eradicate or reduce the level
of crime without having a
proper understanding of the
reasons behind it.
Persaud contended that

many reasons have been ad-
vanced for the crime rate but
more enlightened approaches
locate the reasons in sociologi-
cal, economic and psychological
"The fact of the matter is
that as a society which has un-
dergone changes in response to
developments, both internal and
external to Guyana, patterns of
behaviour which once
characterized society have also
fundamentally changed. Norms,

standards and patterns of
behaviour which were once as-
sociated with the young, in par-
ticular, have been changed, from
a sociological perspective. Any-
one who would like to gain a
meaningful appreciation of the
reasons for crime must focus on
the social order, that is, why per-
sons obey or disobey rules,"
Persaud asserted.
Consultant to the GPSU,
Dr Ivor Mitchell feels that the
quality and number of prosecu-
tors in the courts has to be
"beefed up" as too often crimi-
nals are freed because of a lack
or inadequate prosecution.
The number of magistrates
needs to be vastly increased, he
urged, because with the emer-
gence of the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME)
there will be a loss in this area
which will compound the situa-
tion where already there is a
shortage of magistrates.
Mitchell said he was con-
cerned that so far'he has not
seen any plans and programmes
by the government to address
this problem.
The government, he sug-
gested, needs to be proactive
and anticipate difficulties and
establish mechanisms to deal
with them through a scientific
approach, rather than adopt-
ing a "knee jerk" approach.


Texaco West Indies Limited, a subsidiary of
SChevron Corporation, has an exciting and challenging
opportunity for a Retailer to manage and market Petroleum
Products at one of our strategic sites in Guyana.

Applicants must meet the
following minimum requirements:
Fair knowledge of the Petroleum Industry
Appreciation for Safe Work Environment
Appreciation for Customer Service
SExhibit Excellent Leadership and Managerial Skills

Application packages are available at our Ramsburg Terminal
Office, for a non-refundable fee of GS5,000.00.

All applications must be forwarded
to the following address:

Retail District Manager,
Texaco West Indies Limited,
Ramsburg Providence
East Bank Demerara.

Closing date for accepting applications -
February 28, 2006
at 4.00 p.m.

GUsI oapeI


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I 'SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

S" chroniclee ph oogr pher Cullen Bes -Nel on snapped this pic-
S' lure a dumpsile on an empi t lot be ween Re az Trading on
Camp Street and Ihe New Thriiinp Restauranl aI the corners
Sof Camnp Street and Brickdam.

*He is p .dini; wih residents J nd itndors no desist from
.' C '- ,_ I -ALit, bu :.w- nijl i told hi CtoldtheChrl-lmie th,[ h d, ile n-in.,
v ._.-. ; alldone ,t in, iechrnr e r, un o h p. p.,, plc I, .,.c ihe
-'t ,11' ..- h.h I ulblih Id u pe hduo d rlI ihere.,cr ile
. ...1. hJI 1 h h ,,' ,u,( Icd up r %,lh t e itunti,_n
,-hc. bw ......Im I. -1d ",-I cle Thr h h the problem ,.a+ rep,1ricd
[M 'VIC.,t -i ,,,I irid CL ( iun il -1kho .1rw',.,..d'pi s
. ,,_- orl,-lI, ut, l, e ho dump lelup e there
Hek pleLading %%ih rteidents and %endor d it) d.riomii
S'h lti--hro" l1g garbuir., at l a the location and urged thenm to dlipose of
r '-- "^ their "asit in a propter manner bi using recognized disposal
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All rights, title and interests in and to Mining Licence for Mine located in the
interior region of Guyana, South America on a tract of State Land including the
location of the old Honey Camp Goldfield, situated partly on the Issano Branch
Road and including a part of the headwaters of Haimaraparu Creek and Okuwa
River, right bank tributaries of the Mazaruni River, and containing an area of
approximately 4,723.2 acres, known as HONEY CAMP GOLDFIELDS, more fully
described in Mining Licence dated October 23, 1991.

Together with Machinery and Equipment, Office Equipment and Assorted Tools
located at 9 Miles Issano on an "AS IS WHERE IS" basis. These include:

1. Two (2) Volvo Trucks
2. One (1) Caterpillar D8N Bulldozer
3. Two (2) Caterpillar 235C Excavators
4. Two (2) Bedford MKP 4 x 4 Winch Trucks
5. One (1) Mobile Diamond Drill Unit
6. One (1) Torgerson Impact Crusher
7. One (1) 12" HY G Gold Concentrator with Electric Motor and switches
8. One (1) 38" HY G Gold Concentrator (part for Gold Recovery Plant)
9. Two (2) Washing, Crushing and Recovery System
10. One (1) Seco Screen Assembly for Washing and Crushing Plant
11. One (1) Mercury Press
12. One (1) Portable Saw Mill
13. One (1) 21' Trommel Screen part of Washing Recovery Plant
14. Four (4) Conveyor Systems 2 30" x 50', 1 42" x 40' and 1 36" x 75'.

Plus the rights to our residual interest in the following machinery and equipment:

1. Three (3) Caterpillar Excavators
2. Two (2) Caterpillar Generating Sets
3. One (1) Caterpillar Tractor
4. One (1) Caterpillar Industrial Engine
5. One (1) Caterpillar Bulldozer

Sealed Bids marked 'Bid for Honey Camp Goldfields' must be sent no later than
March 3, 2006 to:

Mr. John T. Tracey
Receiver / Manager
C/o Guyana Bank For Trade F industry Limited
47 /48 Water Street

For further information please call 226 8 84' 9/226 4217 or 227- 3682

The Receiver reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid.

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Google on Friday formally rejected the U.S. Justice
Department's subpoena of data from the Web search
leader, arguing the demand violated the privacy of users'
Web searches and its own trade secrets. REUTERS/Steve

Google rejects

Justice Dept. bid

for search info

By Eric Auchard
Google Inc. on Friday for-
mally rejected the U.S. Jus-
tice Department's subpoena
of data from the Web search
leader, arguing the demand.
violated the privacy of users'
Web searches and its own
trade secrets.
Responding to a motion by
U.S. Attorney General Alberto

Gonzales, Google also said in a
filing in U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of Califor-
nia the government demand to
disclose Web search data was
The Bush administration
is seeking to compel Google to
hand over Web search data as
part of a bid by the Justice
Department to appeal a 2004
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although she had worked
very hard to pass the C&G
Examinations she was still
shocked and surprised when she
was told how well she had done.
She said she had always
been fascinated with Computers
and would move on to major in
Information Technology at the
University of Guyana in the
very near future.
programme of the Awards
presentation at the AEA Branch
also saw the handing over of
C&G Certificates in Software
application to five AEA Berbice
students who had passed the
international examinations in
These examinations had

comprised questions related to
micro computer studies.
Windows operations. Word
Processing. Spreadsheets and
Data Bases among other aspects
of Information Technology
software application.
Tuition had been
provided by the AEA IT
Department. Another
Distinction had been obtained,
i m m e di a t e y
following Bijadder's
performance, by student
Mervin Sookram.
Announcing this, head
of the Department, Mr.
Cleveland Rose however could
not say whether this student
would get a C&G Medal similar
to Bijadder's since C&G usually
had prerequisites in addition to
distinctions for handing over

this award.
Rose said that the AEA
has turned out three batches of
C&G Graduates in the Subject
of Software Application
Theory and Practice since the
AEA/C&G collaboration
started in 2002.
There had been an
average 95 per cent passes
among the three batches: 85 per
cent pass rate among the first
batch and 100 per cent in the
other two.
collaboration with City and
Guilds ends in March but
Staff are optimistic that it
will continue into another
four-year period at the
conclusion of the current

Mrs. Charmaine Bijadder receives her C&G gold medal for exceptional performance
from businessman and member of the AEA Board, Mr. Rohan Marray.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned
The Medex Certificate from the University of Guyana or equivalent qualification acceptable
to the Medical Board of Guyana. Previous experience working in the mining district will be
an asset.

The incumbent will be required to work in interior locations,

Technical Diploma in Mining, Geology, Civil Engineering or Environmental Science from
the University of Guyana or any other recognized institution/university.

Three (3) GCE'O' Level/CXC including English Language or equivalent.
Intermediate Typewriting and at least two (2) years experience. Must be computer literate.

Three (3) subjects GCE 'O' Level/CXC including English Language and Mathematics, must
be computer literate.

A B.Sc. degree in Chemistry or its equivalent from a recognized Institution. Experience in
the operation of a Geological Survey Laboratory will be an advantage.

Five (5) subjects GCE O' Level/CXC of which two (2) must be science subjects plus
relevant experience in chemical laboratory work.
The General/Ordinary Technical Diploma in Science from the Government Technical
Institute or other recognized institution, plus relevant experience in chemical laboratory

Three (3) subjects GCE O' Level/CXC including English Language, Mathematics; and one
(1) science subject.

Asound Secondary education. Applicants must possess a bvicyde

Applications should be addressed to the Administrative Marivager, and should reach no
later than February 28, 2006.





Monday March 13, 2006
Three (3) years
18 years and older
CXC Mathematics, English, Integrated Science
US High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Other credentials accepted based on evaluation.

Monday Friday 16:00h to 21:00h
Saturday 09:00h 13:00h

Pre-Nursing classes for students selected who do not have all of.the
required qualifications.

Applications Registration and Examination Fees $2000.00



CXC Mathematics, English
9 months
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 17:00h 21:00h

EKG Training (1 week)
IV Training (1 week)
American Association Certification:
(ACLS) Advance Cardiac Life Support
(BLS) Basic Life Support (with Automatic External
Defibrillation (A.E.D.)
(CPR) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

SDeadline for Applications is Friday March 3, 2006

Please call 226-6244. Monday -- Friday 09:00h 15:-,1,i' 648-4102
V Monday Friday 17:1." ii 21:0h/Saturday 09:00h 12:00h for

Unversa! Emergency Care School o .ui3si,[

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20 aSUNDAY CHBONIGtE ff~1iklI~1~h 1~iUE

Public Works Ministry to remove

derelict vehicles, obstacles

By Chamanlall Naipaul

THE Ministry of Public
Works and Communications
has begun a campaign to

remove derelict vehicles and
obstacles impinging on right
of ways.
Chief Works Officer in
the ministry, Mr. Mewburn

Amsterdam told the Guyana
Chronicle notices have been sent
to persons on the East Bank
Demerara and West Demerara
asking them to remove derelict




The Guyana Revenue Authority Customs & Trade Administration, invites bids for the
, ,ii, '... in

1. 1212 cases Heineken Beer

2. 40 cases Heineken Beer

3. 426 cases Heineken Beer

4. 250 cases Heineken Beer

5. 13 cases & 20 bottles Heineken Beer

6. 5 cases Heineken Beer, 22 cases & 10 bottles Polar Beer

7. 5 case Heineken Beer, 22 cases & 10 tins Polar Beer

3. 1 bottles Ivanoff Vodka (750ml), 2 bottles Extra Mature Rum (750ml). 7 l.il,,.,
El Dorado Rum (750ml), 1 bottle XM 5yrs Old Rum (750ml), 2 bottles Superior
High Wine (75'1.'1i!I, 16 bottles El Dorado Black Label Rum (200ml), 1 bottle
f.1' Vodka t..', 'i :

9. 9 cases Heineken Pilsner Beer (24 x 250 ml) & 17 cases Polar Beer (24 x 250 ml)

10.481 pieces of C.:.1 Phones Accessories, 2 Gents Watches. 3 Ladies Watches,
489 pieces of Cellular Accessories & 14 pieces of Cellular Phones

11.969 cartons of Ovaltinr

12.5 cases. Heineken (33 .1, 22 cases & 6 .,li.-. i' a'mi, and 10 cases Polar Beet

Bid forms may be uplihfied from the receptionist, Customs & Trade ,-., ii- :a- ii.'i, Main &
Hope ;. eogi0town. Completed bids must be placed in the tender box located at
Customs Main lor bbiy., on ir before the. ii : date of Friday, February 24, 2006 at 14:00h.

F in f iorm tiaon can bL; obtained from the Enforcement, i i .iii.- Il-: ,: & Quality Review
Division, Custom & Tiade Administration [I I. i, -ii at telephone No. 226-2060.

Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing no .:i-ri; ir i:,n of the bidder and must
be accompanied by a valid Tax Compliance Certificate.

All items must be bid for separately as per item number.

Bids must be clearly marked on the top right-hand corner of the sealed envelope as follows:

The Commissioner-General.
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha & East Streets
Georgei r l n- .
"d s for Sale"

" The F i'nrig bidder wil tb intuit rned via'mail and teleption6;
'> ; \ **.

'Tfe Guyajna Rever~e Aulhoio t serves tlie-right to accept or reject any or all the bids
Swithou assigning any reason whatsoever, and not necessarily to riake an award to the
lowest bidder

K. Sattaur

vehicles and obstacles illegally
dumped on road parapets.
This is in accordance
with the persuasive approach
being adopted by the ministry
as a first step, Amsterdam said.
Some 25 notices have
been dispatched so far,
Amsterdam indicated, including
two on the West Demerara sent
since last December. With
respect to the latter, Amsterdam
explained that the two business
entities have constructions in
the path of a four-lane roadway
that is now being built.
So far, the owners have
not responded, and the next
step will be to send in a
demolition crew as work on the
roadway is being held up
because of the encroachment by
these business places,
Amsterdam said. He, however,
declined to give a specific time
when this would happen, as he
is hopeful that the matter could

be resolved without the necessity
of resorting to such actions.
Asked why persons are
allowed to build on government
reserves and afterwards they are
requested to demolish or remove
structures, Amsterdam replied
that in many instances, the
respective Neighbourhood
Democratic Councils (NDCs) give
permission for the construction
without consulting the Ministry
which has responsibility for
public roadways and adjoining
He conceded that there is
a need to take measures to ensure
there is coordination between
NDCs and the Ministry in such
As regards those persons
who were given notices recently,
Amsterdam said they will be
granted a period of 14 days to
respond, failing which they will
be called in for discussions. If
the matter is not resolved, then

the Ministry will take
whatever action is necessary in
accordance with law.
In addition.
Amsterdam said the Ministry
is embarking on a programme
to remove unauthorised signs
that have been placed along the
Georgetown/Mahaica route.
and currently, an inventory of
the areas affected is being
The Ministry is aiming
at completing the exercise of
removing derelict vehicles and
obstacles along the roadways
by the end of this year.
Amsterdam said.
Minister of Transport
and Hydraulics. Harry Narine
Nawbatt last week announced
that his Ministry will be
embarking on a campaign to
remove derelict vehicles and
obstacles illegally placed along
the public roadways across the
He noted that apart
from being unsightly, these
illegally paced obstacles are
dangerous and pose health

Model No. 1 (2006) Guyana, ESSEQUIBO RIVER
The Regional Democratic Council of Region #7 CuyunilMazaruni will commence re-sanding
the beaches of Bartica on February 20,2006 and is scheduled to lastfor an indefinite period.

Re-sanding operations will be done using a re-modelled dredge to pump the sand from the sand
banks to the beaches. Pipes will be straddled on empty steel drums across the channel. This
activity will be conducted in the area demarcated by the following coordinates.

N 060 24'45"
N 06 24'31"
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LARGE prime land
(residential/commercial) with 2-
family house. Store downstairs.
Charlotte St., Bourda. Only -
$25M. Owner -226-1742, 623-
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.
LARGE prime lot, concrete
bridge (Dowdin St., Kitty).
Approved plans for 3 buildings.
3 storeys high. Only $7!
million. Owner H 231-7410.-
C 609-0247.
HOPE, EBD land public
road to river bank. Ideal for ships
warehouse, bond with active.2-
storey general business -
$12.5M1US$62 000. Ederson's
226-5496, Emaii:
DEMERARA River, 10 miles
from Linden transported 250
acres, front width 1 800 depth,
L 800. Ideal for wharf $100
000 per acre. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
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-
(NORTH) land/property with
pool, Happy 'Acres, Atlantic
Gardens. Lamaha Gardens,
Versailles (double lot), Duncan
St. $9-9M, Meadow Bank ahd
Highway lands (sand pit/resort),
Diamond 1 Lot $2.5M,
Section L C/vilie 60' x 125.
Subryanville 60 x 110 $15M,
Ogle 72' x 290 $16M, 15
acres Central Mahaicony -
$20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
WE ARE always a blessing;
Vlissengen Road $15M: 5.1
Street. Alberttown 160 x 30 -
$7M. LBI $5-5M (only 1).
Republic Park and Meadow'
Brook $5.7M & $7M, Happy'
Acres $5.5M; Gated
Community; Chateau Margot -
$8M for house lots rich
minds only: Lamaha Gardens -
$12M. Queenstown in excess
of $20M, Bel Air Gardens and
Springs neg. Phone Mrs.
Tucker #225-2626 or Mrs.
Laundry #231-2064.

1 3-bedroom semi
furnished, self-contained
apartment Call 223-7919.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelors Adventure, ECD. Tel.
270-1214. Gloria.
PHONE 225-9944
PHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
ONE furnished .3-
bedroom house to rent
Subryanville. Call 226-8629.
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Telephone
unfurnished apartments, upper
and lower flats. 233-6160.
Furnished HOUSE IN
Nandy Park USS600. Contact
223-6524. 628-0747, 664-2893
- Success Realty.
Miller St.. 2-bedroom house -
$15 000 monthly. Tel. 220-
7159. 627-6232.
EXECUTIVE property from
US$300 USS500 USS700.
Ormela 225-2166. 277-0155,
BEL AIR $60 000.
KEYHOMES 223-4267. 612-
SPACIOUS bottom flat 2-
bedroom, unfurnished, all
amenities, etc Call 26-3002,
647-0261. 610-3117.
2-BEDROOM bottom fiat -
$35 000. 48 Sandy Babb St..
Kitty. No flooding. Phone 227-

APT. US$500, office
space executive properties -
US$1 500. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198.
ONE two-bedroom apt.
sel f contained.
Independence Boulevard, La
Penitence. Tel. 231-6731,
628-8822, Michael.
ROOMS for single
working people. Cont. Mrs.
Dolly, 5 Water St.. Kingston,
'Georgetown. 263-5421, 227-
4 3 3.2. : .. ........................... ....... .......... ........................
NEW one-bedroom
apartment in quite area.
Suitable for single working
girl. Price $25 000 and $27
000. Phone 227-5852.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.
FOUR-bedroom house
at 47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
TURKEYEN executive
4-bedroom house.
Unfurnished with all modern
facilities. Call 339-2236, 627-
ONE room for one single
working female. Tel. 624-
6271. 231-7878, 223-8955.
flat house in Guyhoc Park. Tel.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male, non smoker. Tel.
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
- Fri.
FURNISHED 3-bedroon
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., C/ville. 223-
flat on Sheriff Street. Contact
Golin at 20 Sheriff St., opposite
NEW furnished 2-
bedroom house for overseas
guest US$500 per mth. Call
227-3546 or 609-4128.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom house for rent 80
Albert & Laluni Sts..
Queenstown. Tel. 226-7452.
LARGE Colonial Cottage
for offices in Alexander Street
or Internet Cafe with guard hut.
Call 225-8578.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
term rental 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished.
grilled. A/C, parking space. Tel:
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
bedroom top flat with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Office 225-0545;
.. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. .- .. . - -- -
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.
at Mon Repos, ECD. Toilet and
bath. electricity, water. Call 220-
0571. 646-6998
PRIME spot in the most
busy part of Regent Street to
rent. Tel. 225-2873, 226-
9029, 619-8225.
ALBERTTOWN furnished
2-bedroorn apt., short/long term
rental for overseas visitors. Call
EFFICIENT For all your Real
Estate Needs NORBERT
DEFREITAS 231-1506/642-
ONE three-bedroom
upstairs fully furnished house.
garage. over head tank
Located Bel Air Park. Tel

KITTY 2-storey 3-bedroom
house unfurnished $50 000.
Tel. No. 226-5999.
ONE large shop, was
Chinese Restaurant, or for other
business. Phone 226-3949.
GOOD for Tailor, Barber
Shop dr other business small.
Princes and Russell Streets
Shop. Phone 226-3949.
APARTMENT, Industry $25 000;
1 1-bedroom apartment, Industry
- $20 900. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
SEMI furnished residential
family' property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom top flat in Kitty with A/
C, hot/cold, with parking space,
tel., etc. Call 642-8725. SHADES
Shades and Shapes -
Furnished apts.. suitable for
expats. As low as US$300 Tel.
225-7540, 642-8725. Suitable
for executives.
Shades & Shapes -
Unfurnished apt. space suitable
for low-income clients, in Kitty,
Queenstown, Prashad Nagar. Bel
Air Park $40 000. Tel. 225-
1 2 3-BEDROOM flats.
Furnished unfurnished, self-
contained, master bedroom,
fully grilled, water tanks, A/C.
Phone # 226-1342. 625-3340.
apts., houses, office space, bond
space. Lamaha Gdns, Bel Air
Park, Subryanville, Section 'K',
etc. Call 225-8578, 225-0353.
concrete house to let, Mon
Repos. ECD, Agriculture Road
near Green Tank. No electricity.
Tel. 231-7255. working hours.
FOUR (4)bedroom furnished
house $65 000, one (1) bedroom
furnished apartment with a/c. $
neg. Telephone 225-3466 -
225-7268- 613-9866
FULLY furnished rooms and
apartment from as low as $4
000 daily. We also have monthly
prices from US$650 (utility bills
inclusive). Call 227-3336 or 227-
commercial properties
furnished and unfurnished.
Prices ranging from $50 000
up. Contact Carmen Greene's
Realty. Tel. 226-1192, 623-
APT. from $35 000. rooms
- $17 000, house bv itself $100
000, furnished apt. US$800,
US$900 US$1 200. bond
office business place. Call 225-
2709, 225-0989.
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.
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town). etc., bond, C/ville. etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
SOUTH Ruimveldt house (3-
bed) $45 000; Alberttown
(upstairs), phone $40 000;
Prashad Nagar (1-bed) parking
- $20 000: Duncan St. (2-bed) -
$32 000; Newtown (1-bed) $20
000 & $22 000. Call 231-6236.
OGLE, ECD residential
vacant furnished, sitting/dining,
2 luxurious bedrooms, TV/AC,
phone & other parking several
car $100 000/US$500 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
ederson@guyana.net gy
1 BEAUTIFUL 3-bedroom
apartment at Eccles Park. Inside
toilet and bath, cupboards, 24
hrs light and water supply.
parking facilities for vehicles, etc.
Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB'
Eccies New Housing Scheme,
EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 623-9972.
Shades & Shapes -
Attention: Business oriented
renters we stock commercial
properties suitable for all natures
of businesses in Central
Georgetown, East Coast, etc
Tel. 642-8725, 225 7540.
Eyeful Creative Agency:
Low-income real estate has
never been better. Call us for
all your one and two-bedroom
top and bottom flats
apartments. as low as $25 000.
Call our brokers. Tel. 900 8258,
900 8259.

One-bedroom in Kitty $30
000. Call Shades and Shapes.
Tel. 225-7540.
2-BEDROOM cottage at
799 Westminster, Canal #1,
WBD. Contact # 615-2230.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle, executive houses
from US$600 to US$1 500.
Enquiries pls call -.624-6527/
EXECUTIVE apts. and
houses, furnished and
unfurnished US$450 to US$3
000; 1-bedroom apt. furnished.
in Queenstown US$400 (neg.).
Call us on 225-8578.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
3-BEDROOM fully furnished
apt. Kitty, air-conditioned, hot
and cold water, 24 hrs security,
spacious compound US$600.
Call 615-4133- day, 225-8427 -
Shades and Shapes..
Exclusive houses in
residential areas: equipped
with generator, fully furnished,
A/C. hot & cold, yard space,
easy transaction suitable for
diplomats. Prices as low as 1
US$1 200. Tel. 642-8725.
COMPANIES fully furnished &
unfurnished houses and
apartments. University Garden?
Le Ressouvenir (wit-, p,:,l:l,,
'Section 'K' C/ville ( 2 apts. -
US$650 & US$550),
Queenstown, Subryanville. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
for prompt efficient professional
and easy transaction into your
new homes Rental, Sale or
Commercial properties. Listing in
areas: EXCLUSIVE: Bel Air Park
US$1 000 US$5 000; Bel Air
Springs US$1 700 US$3
000; GuySuCo Gardens US$1
200; Subryanville USS3 000;

1-BEDROOM for nurse or
working female. VSO to share
furnished top flat in Kitty. 3-
bedroom bottom flat parking,
bath tub alt new, lovely
cupboards, no flooding, Kitty.
Call 225-8578. 225-0353.
ONE business premises to
rent located at 212 Barr Street
and Stanley Place. Kitty.
Formerly Jay Pees Club and Jay
Pees Liquor Restaurant. Contact
Ramjit on Tel. 225-4500, 225-
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
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392,
610-4911, 218-0287, 645-
7705. _
FOR professional working
people available for March. New
unfurnished 2-bedroom
apartment with telephone and
security. Location -Nandy Park,
East Bank Demerara. Rental -
$48 000 monthly. Call 233-
UG ROAD furnished
apartments, single & double
room apartments good for
overseas guest, office spaces -
good for any type of businesses,
well-secured, air-conaitioned,
TV. security. Meals can be
arranged for guest. Call 222-
6708. 623-3404
income apt. and flats have been
easier before. Areas Kitty,
Newtown. Campbellville,
Alberttown Lodge, South
Ruimveldt and more. Prices as
low as $20 000, suitable for
couples, singles, etc. 2 & 3
bedrooms apt Call Eyeful 900-
8258. 900-8259.
Income. Move into an apartment
suitable for low income renters
in area Kitty. Aiberttown.
Campbellviile. Lodge. Central
Oueenstown. Prices as low as
$25 000 $30 000. Tel. 642-
8725. 225-7540.

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.
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.
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 -
APARTMENT from $40 000
various location in and out of
GT short and long terms rental
from US$350 up. Executive
houses from US$500 up.
Church, North Road. Thomas
Vlissengen, Regent, Robb
others. Also land for sale from -
$1M and up. 227-0807 70809,
BEL AIR PARK: 4 buildings,
both furnished and unfurnished
with rentals ranging from US$1
500 to US$5 500 and a 3-
bedroom ground floor
apartment, fully A/C, and
furnished at US$900: OGLE: 3-
bedroom partly furnished $80
bedroom top flat, furnished, A/
C, US$800. TURKEYEN: new
3-bedroom fully furnished.
generator, US$1 200 and lots
more all over. OFFICES: Main,
Middle, Robb and Church
Streets. Call 226-7128, 615-
KITTY $32 000; C!ville -
furnished $90 000; Happy Acres
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500;
New Haven US$2 000,
furnished; Bel Air Park, semi-
US$1 000; Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanville, Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others. OFFICE
BUIDLING Kingston. Main
Street. Church Street, High
Street, New Market Street, Barr
Street, Bel Air Park. BUSINESS
PLACES Regent, Robb,
Sheriff, Croal, others. BOND
PLACES central Georgetown,
East Coast. Lombard. others.
Gardens. 130 x 90 feet $16.5M;
Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens,
Bel Air Park $16.5M, others.
225-1017, 623-6136 OR 64
Main and Middle Streets,
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i :
(office/residence) US$2 500;
New Haven, New Garden -
US$600: Bel Air Park US$2
000/US$700; Queenstown -
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$1 500!
US$800: Subryanville -
US$700/US$1 000; Kitty -
US$750 (F/F)/US$500 (F/F); New
Market $80 000: Carmichael
St. $60 000; Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500;
Campbeilville US$2 000.
EASTBANK: Eccles 'AA (F!F) -
US$2 000; Diamond -IUS$1 500;
Republic Park US$2 000.
EAST COAST: Atlantic Gardens
- US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500;
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500; Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500; Ogle US$700; BV
- $50 000; Oronoque St. -
US$800: Greenfield Park -
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000;
Queenstown US$2 000; Sheriff
- US$1 500: Subryanvilie -
US$1 500. North Road US$1
000: Brickdam -- US800; bond!
space, restaurants, etc. Land
and properties from $3M
5600M. (negotiable).

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
GREIA Please list your
properties for sale or rental
with us arid expect quick
-esults Tel 225-4398. 225-

CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
HOUSE for sale and
removal on Sheriff St. Contact
227-1511, 227-2486.
bedroom property for sale in
Amelia's Ward, Linden.
Price negotiable. Call: 223-
SHERIFF ST. -2-storeyed
wooden and concrete property
- $13M neg. Tel. 231-4228.
concrete bungalow property -
$3M neg. Tel. 226-1192. 231-
SALE by owner: Front two-
storey. 4-bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with toilet &
bath, enclosed garage-
Second house both located at
Triumph. ECD. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-6993.
3-BEDROOM concrete
and wooden house, 133
Vigilance South. ECD $6.5M
neg. Contact No. 256-3658.
175 Atlantic Gdns.. ECD -
house and lance residential
area. Call Alex 6i4-1544 -
anytime or 220-0836 after 5
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
EFFICIENT An agent that
works for you!. NORBERT
DEFREITAS- 231-1506/642-
2-FLAT concrete and
wooden property in Prashad
Nagar. Price -' $14M neg.
Contact Peter Khan. (No
Agents). Tel. 227-2933. 616-
a-BEDROOM house and.
land at Bel Air Gardens. All.
amenities light, water, etc.
Tel. 227-4161.
CRAIG 2-storey 3-
bedroom modern house, land
size 80 x 144 ft. Asking -
$3.9M. House needs work Call
225-5591 or 619-5505.
storey property with 4
bedrooms (empty lot next to
property). Contact Bibi at
3940 MIENZIES St.,
Windsor Forest. WCD -
house & land, poultry farm
Contact Mangal Singh. Sat.
& Sun. after 4 pm. Tel 269-
Air $22M, C/ville $19M,
Owen St. $11M, (lands also).
Ormela 225-2166, 271-
0155, 626-6618.
FOR quick sale. 1
Beautiful 3-bedroom flat
concrete house with large yard
space $2M neg. Owner
leaving country. Tel. # 628-
4413. 276-0548.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
Springs. Prashad Nagar.
South/North Ruimveldt, etc..
from $5M upwards. HEMS.-
BEL Air Park vacancy new
concrete, 2-storey Hollywood
designed, 4 luxurious
bedrooms, sitting, dining.
kitchen, bath, mansion, patioi
outdoor. $26MiUS$130 000
Ederson's 226-5496.
2-STOREY business.
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland. East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
POPULAR Video C'ub in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688
Annandale Sth $3 3M1S2M.
Ruimzight Gdns. $12 5M
Crane Old Rd. $9M Land,
Fouhs. ECD -S9.5M,
Bachel :'s Adv. ECD 5.5M.
C 2l 223-6346!263-7110 -
Seeker's Choice Real Est.

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Supreme Court injunction of a
law to penalise Web site
operators who allow children to
view pornography.
Google is going it alone in
opposing the U.S. government
request. Rivals Microsoft Corp.
and Yahoo Inc. are among the
companies that have complied
with the Justice Department
demand for data to be used to
make its case.
Google's lawyers said the
company shares the
government's concern with
materials harmful to minors but
argued that the request for its
data was irrelevant. They offered
a series of technical-arguments
why this data was not useful.
The Mountain View,
California-based company said
that complying with the U.S.
government's request for "untold
millions of search queries" would
put an undue burden on the
company, including a "week of
engineer time to complete."
"Algorithms regularly
change. The identical search
query submitted today may
yield a different result than the
identical search conducted
yesterday," attorneys from
Perkins Coic LLP. the company's
external legal counsel, argue in
the filing.
Complying with Ihe Justice
Department recquestl would also
force Google lo reveal how it
Web search technology works -
something it jealously guards as
a trade secret. the company
argued. It refuses to disclose c\ en
the total number ,o searches
conducted each day.
Google's resistance

contrasts with a deal the
company has struck with the
Chinese government to censor
some searches on a new site in
China, a move that has drawn
sharp criticism from members of
the U.S. Congress and human
rights activists.
"Google users trust that
when they enter a search query
into a Google search box ... that
Google will keep private
whatever information users
communicate absent a
compelling reason," attorneys
for Google said in the filing.
The legal spat also comes
amid heightened sensitivity to
privacy issues by the company
as it recently began offering a
new version of its Google
Desktop service that vacuums
up data stored on user PCs and
makes it accessible on the users'
other computers. For customers
who consent to the service.
copies of their data are stored on
Google's central computers.
Privacy activists have rallied
to the defense of Google for
fighting the U.S. government
request while some conservative
and religious organizations have
criticised the company for failing
to help the government combat
child pornography.
The American Civil Liberties
Union, with other civil rights
groups, bookstores and
alternative media outlets filed a
friend of the court brief on behalf
of Google.
The hearing on the Justice
Department motion to compel
GCoogle to divulge the search data
is scheduled to take place on
March 13 in San Jose before U.S.
District Judge James Ware.

"The government must show
that this request is the most
relevant way to accomplish its
goal," said Perry Aftab, an
attorney, privacy activist and
executive director of
WiredSafety.org, a popular
online child safety site.
"Why would Google or
anyone else turn over data
that might create further risks
for their customers? The
public policy gains don't
outweigh the risks," she said.

08:30 h I.Q. Show
09:00 h Religious Melodies
09:15 h Avon DVD Melodies
09:45 h Playboy Taxi Music
10:00 h Indian Movie
12:30 h The Fact
13:00 h Village Voice
13:30 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
14:00 h Movie
16:00 h Payless Musical
16:30 h focus on Youth in
17:00 h Birthday & Other
17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memoriam
18:00 h Weakly Digest
18:30 h The Diary
19:00 h Dr. Matthews
19:30 h IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
22:30 h Movie: The Fog


02:00 h NCN 6'0 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
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 New Life Ministries
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h National Geographic
11:00 h Guyana Notebook (R/
12:00 h Press Conference
With Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Information for the
Nation Building
14:00 h Apki Kushi Shakti
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
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18:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock

News Magazine Live
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 Movie


05:00 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:30 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h A&S Enterprise
presents Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma

(Musical Notes)
09:35 h Postmaster General
Christmas Message
09:37 h Christmas Greetings
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11:00 h Kids Animation
11:45 h DVD Movie
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& In Memoriam
12:58 h Postmaster General
Christmas Message
13:00 h DVD Movie Vishwas
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents Shi
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h Mere Awaaz Suno
Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday greetings,
Death Announcements & In
20:00 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
20:05 h DVD Movie:
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TODAY'S FORECAST: Mainly fair weather conditions may be
interrupted by a few cloudy spells with isolated showers over
near inland and inland locations.
WINDS: Northeasterly to Southerly at 1 to 7m.p.s.
WAVES: Moderate reaching about 2.0m in open waters.
HIGH TIDE: 07:09h at (2.56m) and 19:50h at (2.52m)
LOW TIDE: 00:58h at (0.95m) and 13:53h at (0.90m)
SUNRISE: 06:08h
SUNSET: 18:04h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.5-30.5C over coastal areas and
& 29.5-31.5C over inland and interior locations.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.5 24.0C over coastal areas
and 19.5-23.5C over near inland and interior locations.
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety of
the marine community.
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Sooth your aching hearts
with sensual words from sensual
Guyanese women and me. Call
the adult chat line: TEL: 900-
8260, 900-8261, 8262.

All types of used and
reconditioned vehicles for sale.
Easy transaction. Prices as low
as $500 000.Call 900- 8258,

BUILDING, renovating
any kind of construction
work? Free estimates.
Prompt. reasonable and
reliable service. Call 622-
WE specialise in building,
repairing, painting, plumbing.
sanding, v rniehinm tiling.
masonry. ".' .-'. .iii low
income homes. Call M. Z.
Construction. 642-3478.

NOW open First Choice
Barber Shop. Professional
Barbers, cool & comfortable
atmosphere. Lot 2 West Half
Austin St. & Durey Lane, C/ville.
Tel. 223-6182.

FIRST Choice Beauty
School of Cosmetology is now
registering students. Course
begins March. Contact Beverley
- 225-0891, 223-7527, 629-
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.
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in
Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails.
Barbering, Basic & Advance
Hair Cutting which begin
February 27, 2006. Te. 226-
2124 or visit at 211 New
Market Street. North

WORK from home filling
envelopes for US$$$. For
information, send stamped self-
addressed to: Paul Ferreira, C/
O Acquero P.O. Morcua Region
#1 Guyana.
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Aroher, P.O. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
voijr spare tini',, ii;nr, 100
envelopes for LU i' .' .r more
weekly. For information send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Randolph Williams.,
P.O Box 12154 Georgetown,
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for USS500 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.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental 272
Eiss-ssar Avenue, Prashad
Naqa,. 7".:: '. .. Phone
225-71._- .. '. .:' Email
di:iiysar.it oreniataiiryahoo.corn i

EXPERT computer
iep : irs, upgrades. cuslom-
:it[ FCS done yorur horneo.
,i'fice. 24 hours 626-8911i
' !-7 'f 0. Genius

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
Computer repairs. sales and
networking, home and office
services available. Call Kris -
220-6262, 624-5659, 220-0054.

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,
Painting. etc.), Decorative
Cushions, Designing Curtains.
Bedroom Elegance, Soft
Furnishing, Soft Toys, Floral
Arrangement, Craft, Cake
Decoration, 153 Barr St., Kitty.

INC. Foreign Language
Courses for children (3-13 yrs.),
CXC Students (4'' & 51' Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.
NAIL tipping, designing.
silkwrapping, manicuring.
pedicuring, facials & relaxing
courses are being offered.
Register now, as low as $4 500
per course. Call Michelle 227-
7342. 625-6337, 222-3263.

Computer Training Centre
58 Upper Robo &
Oronoque Sts Bourda
Tel. 225-15410
Earn Local and Canadian
C r "rl "I :' D .d I:..-,. -.
Microsoft Office, Computer
Repairs and Upgrades
Desktop P, ',i, ,i ; Corel
Draw, QuickBooks.
i ,.,. -i, ,; etc

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.
all your extra lesson needs.
Maths, English, Bio, Chem.,
Phy., P.O.A., P.O.B. & O.A. $1
500 per subject. Special
package for CXC students. 96
Sheriff & Bonasika Streets.
Section 'K'. Campbellville. Tel.
Now registering students for our
Experienced arid qualified
teachers. spac;ioius classro ims
remedial programme for slow
!earners SECONDARY
SUBJECTS offered include -
Matihernatics English A.
Integrated Science. Social
Studies. Geography, Princ.iples
of Accounts. Pfinmciples of
EBusiness, Office
\dmnim siration. Information
Technology, etc We aiso offer
veiling lessons. computer
cla, ses, adult education. e't.r
For mo'e ainformrihton, call us
on telephone It 263-7368, 619-
3289. 629-3176. 612-012 or
vust us at LOT 22 GOED

school Leavers. Subjects
include-: Mathematics, English
Language, Social Studies,
Integrated Science, Geography,
Information Technology,
Principles of Business, Principles
of Accounts, Office
Administration. Also available
computer classes and adult
education. Call or contact us Lot
21 Mc Doom Public Road, East
Bank Demerara. Telephone No.
223-5389, 231-5012, 619-3289.

4 CHICKEN pens and 7
acres of land. 233-6160.
SCAFFOLDS $1 000 per
day. Free transportation. Tel.

Naturopathic Centre. Are
you in need of care for your
elderly loved ones at a
home away from home?
Call to enquire of all our
services available 226-
0210, 226-8091 from 8 am
to 5 pm.

HERBAL treatments.
Scarpotic itch, ulcer, back
pain, gall stone, sexual
problems, pile, cold,
stoppage of water, internal
cleaning, many more.
Appointment 220-7342/609-
HERBAL remedies for
ailments for eg. kidney stones.
gall stones, hypertension.
diabetes, etc. Also available
natural deodorants, toothpastes,
soaps, shampoos, conditioners,
etc. Call us at 226-0210. 226-
8091 between 9am and 5pm.

ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street. Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driving
Permit. Call 227-3869, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
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.

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.

MASSAGE, for hotel,
house by appointment. Mrs.
Singh Tel. 220-4842 or
INDULGE in a body massage
Scalm your thoughts and relieve
body tension Certified Massage
Therapist- UlelliVerbeke-615-
FEELING tired noi sleeping
well stressed out" Then try a
passage Definite result. By
certified therapist Contact Sally
on 276-3623 Located in West

KAMI.LL.E and George
Gomes please, contact St.
Cialro Mohabir (Landlord)'
con'.rring aymeint .o GW
GPL and rent

10 MINUTES. CALL 900-8258,
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.
INDO Guyanese male in
30s from Bronx, New York is
seeking single girl as possible
life partner. "Engineer by
profession. Enjoys water
sports, biking, fishing and
hiking. Dependable and
caring. Write me
jerrybrnx@optonline.net or J.
Dee. PO Box 1065. Bronx, NY
ARE you a single
independent male between 55
& 70 yrs? Are you honest and
caring and interested in a serious
relationship with single
independent ladies 55 65 yrs?
Don't miss this lifetime
opportunity! Call tel. 223-8237.
Mon. Fri. 8.30 am 6 pm.
Sat.- 10 am 4 pm.
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.

XANADU Girls Club invites
ou to games night
Saturdays. Books review
(Fridays). Call 225-2598.

www.net4global.com -
affordable, full service web
hosting packages. Hosting from
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable
rates. Call Rochelle at
Cluster Marketing on Tel.
609-8109, anytime.
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HAVING problems with
yourair conditioning units.
fridges, washing machine,
gas'stoves, etc. Then call
Linden. Tel. 641-1086.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-9
construction work welding,
carpentry, masonry and
general construction work.
all 641-2729, 228-5357 -
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and
ovens, domestic &
industrial. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145. 627-
0720, 646-7400


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EFFICIENT and reliable
school children taxi, pick up
and drop off. Contact
Michelle. Tel. 611-1172, 664-
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business -
carpentry, .,,,iii,,, plumbing
electrical, etc. Contact Lawrence
- 233-2145, 627-0720, 646-

Live and work in the
USA via the USA Green
Lottery Program
sponsored by the US
Contact us on how to
enter for the Green
Card L..t!'-t,, Program

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
HAVE your massages done
professionally. Certified
masseuse. Also Herbal soaps and
scrubs. Tel. 225-8855, 223-8993.
1 pm 6 pm.
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HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced, also your kerorange
changed to gas. Tel. 628-5867,
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/223-
stove, washing machine,
clothes dryer, freezer, vacuum
cleaner, etc. Contact A. Henry.
Tel. 226-1629, 223-4556, 625-
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines,
refrigerators, gas stoves,
microwave ovens, etc.
Freezezone Enterprises, 6 "A"
Shell Road, Kitty. Telephone
227-0060, 616-5568, spare parts
REPAIRS & Service to any
electrical appliances e.g.
washing machines, clothes
dryers, air-conditions,
freezers, refrigerators.
computers, etc. ALL JOBS
WARRANTY. Nazim Khan. N.
K. Electrical Services. Tel.
270-4595, 626-2847 (anytime).

Tel. # 227-2238.
1 TABLE hand to work in
Baker Shop. Call 227-6270, 225-
TRUCK/VAN Drivers.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts.. C/ville.
BARBERS do you have the
skills? No facility? Then we're here
for you Call Beveiy 225-0891/
629-1114 Limited space available.
VACANCIES exist for
Waitress, Night Cooks and Bill
Cleik.s Apply at Survival 16
Duncan S[I & Vissengen Road
Newtown, Kitty
VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/
experienced school teachers.
1 headmnisi ress. Tel. 220-
4981 4 to 8 pm. 256-3812
Mon. to Fri 9 am to 3 prm.
SALES Clerks must have
Konowl'edqe of Maths and Enqiiish
2 yrs working experience. Apply
;n person with v:ritten
application to Lens Sheriff &
Fourth Streets. Cvillle

Guards and Driver with Canter
Licence. Apply Avinash
Complex, A & B Water Street,
Georgetown Contact 226-
3361, 227-7829
ONE Day-Care Attendant/
Play School Teacher. Applicant
must be between 18 and 30 yrs.
Please apply with application
to "Bumble Bee Child Care
Center". 287 Albert & Church
Sts., Q/town. Salary $18 000
per mth.
Service invites application to
fill the positions (a) 20
responsible security guards; (b)
supervisors with cycles; (c) I
gardener to work ', day. Apply
in person 80 Seaforth St., C/
ville. Tel. 227-3540.
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 24h.
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.
SUPERVISOR experience at
least three (3) years.
Qualifications Diploma in
Mechanical Engineering.
Attractive salary and other
benefits. Preferably person
living on EBD. Apply in person
to: Friendship Oxygen Limited,
30 Friendship, EBD between
the hours of 1 and 4 pm.
100 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(dog) divisions. 2 Lorry and Van
Drivers to work as Drivers on
contract (like minibus). 6
Visiting Inspectors with
motorcycles, motorcar. scooters
or bicycles for East Bank and
city zones. Contact: The
Manager, R.K's Security
Service, 125 Regent Road,

LAMAHA Gardens. corner
lot. Negotiable. Tel. 226-7874
or 642-4827.
Tel. 220-9199 and 621-7191.
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. #
626-3955, 222-3610.
130' x 60' on a corner in -
$4.8M. Tel. 227-4040, 611-
3866, 628-0796.
LAND, Lot 80 $11M.
land and house Lot 114 -
$12M at Vreed-en-Hoop,
W.C. Dem. Call 233-2783.
ONE land in Grove
Housing Scheme with new
foundation. Contact phone #
226-7443. 627-4867.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 it by 152 ft.
Price S25M. Call 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground. comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call 220-9675.
Shades and Shapes. La d
for saie. Suitable for
conm ercial use in C!V S18M.
Tl. 642-8725. 225-7540.
TWO transported adia-
cent lots in Eari's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006

1 PROPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale. Price neg. Plaisance -
business purposes. 231-7666,
ONE in completed
concrete structure and land at
Mon Repos, ECD. Contact
Surojunie. # 220-0953.
BEL Air Springs and
Ogle Air Strip Road. TEL.
# 611-0315, GANESH.
LARGE property 2-storey
six bedrooms concrete and
wooden building, 26 Hill St.,
Albouystown. Tel. 223-4133.
2-STOREY concrete
building in South Ruimveldt
Park also house with Lots of
land in Stewartville. Going
cheap. Tel. 225-2873, 226-
9029. 619-8225.
C/VILLE 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens,
suits (2) families, property
investor, land 48' x 141
worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
PROPERTY $15M land 60'
x 110'; huge property, land -
60' x 120 $120M; Ogle -
roperty, land 72' x 290' -
16M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Property investor land -
48 x 141, worth viewing.
Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-2650,
KITTY $6.5M neg.),
$10M (neg.), $9.5M,
D'Urban St. $8.8M neg.,
$14M, Camp Street $8.5M,
Queenstown $15M, $16M,
$18M, $22M and others. Call
Low-income property for
sale in areas such as Kitty, C/V,
Alberttown, Lodge, La
Penitence, South Ruimveldt,
East Coast, Eccles, Agricola,
etc. As low as $2.5M. Call 900-
8258 and 900- 8259.
KERSAINT Park vacant
new 2-storey concrete property
on /: acre land, 3 bedrooms. 2
toilets. 2 baths $15M/ US$75
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I :
ECCLES residential -
vacant corner fully concrete 2-
storey. new, 4 luxurious
bedrooms. 2 huge sitting rooms
- $21M neg./US$105 000.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
DOCTOR own your 2-storey
concrete hospital in New Market
St., from road to alley. Ideal
general hospital $17.5M/
US$87 000. Ederson's 226-
5496, Email:
vacant 2-storey 6-bedroom
building on double lot to build
another house $3.7M/US$17
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i I :
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
.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.
house in Norton Street $3.5M;
property in Princes St. $3.5M:
one huge 4-bedroom concrete
house with master room, on
double lot. Friendship, EBD,
Public Road. Contact Success
Realty. 223-6524, 628-0747,
LAND 72' X 290' $16M:
Ressouvenir (pool): Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M & $45M,
(triple lot); Industry $8.5M;
GuvSuCo Gardens: Bel Air
Village; Biygezight $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 &
;ccles $7.75M; Grove Public
Road Parika: Albouystown -
$. 5MI'$3.5M TEL. 226-8148,

concrete property on double lot
100 x 100 in Happy Acres.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey ranch type
mansion on 2 huge house lots,
10 coconut & other fruits trees,
area for tennis/swimming pool
3/4-storey luxurious hotel -
$26M/US$130 000. Ederson's
226-5496, Email:
BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6 luxurious
Bedrooms, foreign offices. Ideal
4-storey computer school, etc.
$50M/US$250 000. Ederson's
226-5496, Email:
Georgetown business centre
malls, monthly income $5M,
average yearly $60M/US$300
000. Ederson's 226-5496,
Email: ederson@guyana.net.gy
GIFT: Republic Park
residential 2-storey 4-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots area
for tennis pool $19.5M/ US$97
000. Ederson's 226-5496,
Email: ederson@guyana.net.gy
ROBB ST., near Bourda
Market, vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40' x 80'; land 50' x
100'. Ideal- $40M/ US$200 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
ECCLES,-EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft. by 25
height can store 40 40'
containers $50M/US$250 000.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
OVERSEA/local doctor
vacant new hospital 1 block long,
75 width can be general hospital
snackette. Inspection anytime.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local owners of
buildings we have general
management services paying
bills, rates, taxes, repairs/
landscaping. Call now
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
edersonS@guyana.net.gy ......
URGENTLY needed -
commercial residential buildings
for sale or rent Regent St., Robb
St., North Rd., Church St.,
Vlissengen Rd., other areas not
mentioned. Ederson's 226-
5496, Email:
vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden building, note 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments $13M/US$65 000.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
ECCLES Public Rd. vacant
2-storey concrete on double lots.
Ideal for car showroom, van,
truck. Ideal also 4-storey general
auto parts store. If qualified,
move in tomorrow. $21M/
US$105 000. Ederson's 226-
5496, Enail
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GARDEN vacant 2-storey
concrete & wooden 3-bedroom
mansion fully grilled garage -
$7.5M/US$37 000. Ederson's -
226-5496, Email:
vacant 1-year-old 2-storey 2-
family building top, bottom -
2 luxurious bedrooms, kitchen,
toilet, bath on each floor, parking
$9.5M/US$47 000. Ederson's
226-5496, Email:
new 2-storey concrete 4
luxurious bedrooms, 1 master
bedroom, 2-car garage,
mansion- $13M/US$65 000.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
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-
LAND for residential and
commercial purpose in and out
of Georgetown price from $1M
to $70M dollars. Commercial
and residential properties in and
out of Georgetown price from
$4M to $80M dollars rentals for
residential and commercial
purpose in and out of
Georgetown. Price from $45 000
to US$3 000. Call 227-0807,
227-0809. Cell 664-1912

3-bedroom, concrete, on a
cool street $25M. COURIDA
PARK: large 8-bedroom
mansion, fully furnished -
5- storey building US$850
000. WATER STREET: Vacant
lot 193 ft. by 308 ft. (59, 444
sq. ft.) US$1.5M. MEADOW
BANK: 2 vacant lots $5M.
QUEENSTOWN: 4-bedroom
concrete on over 10 000 sq. ft.
of land on a quiet street $35M
and lots more all over. Call
226-7128 615-6124.
Home of Better Bargains".
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.
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
erson only to call. Day 226-
806; evening 225-8410.
OWNER leaving.
Enterprise, ECD one brand
new 5-bedroom, 2-storeyed
concrete building for sale. All
conveniences included. Water,
electricity, telephone, parking
for 2 vehicles, fully grilled, 2
toilets & baths, storeroom,
lacquered floor upstairs, tiled
downstairs, modern kitchen,
veranda, yard space. Contact
Eddie. Tel. 611-8912, 227-3788.
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.
WE ARE always a
blessing. Generation thinking
demands that we buy Real
Estate for long term benefits.
Bel Air Springs US$170 000
only, Bel Air Gardens needs
.repairs US$200 000,
Subryanville on 10 000 sq. ft.
- US$160 000. Lamaha
Gardens US$190 000,
Prashad Nagar $19M, Q/town
- $11M, Queenstown on
double lot US$210 000, Sec
'K' $14.5M, Meadow Brook -
$14M. South Gardens $12M
and $8M. Business property -
$17M, Happy Acres 21M,
LBI, Ear's Court 16M
Republic Park $20M on
double lot. BUY NOW IT'S
Tucker #225-2626, Ms.
Landry # 231-2064 or e-mail:
TODAY". # 227-1988, 270-4470,
623-6431. E-mail:
GEORGETOWN: Alberttown -
$12M; Bel Air Park $28M/$16M;
Blygezight Gardens $20M;
Campbellville $15M/$30M;
Middle Street $35M/$55M;
Carmichael Street $28M;
D'Urban St. $18M; East Street/
New Market St. $18M/$11M,
Subryanville $30M/$25M;
Queenstown $45M/$30M/
$20M/$15M/$12M; Kitty $17M/
$15M/$12M; Vlissengen Road -
$35M; Sheriff Street $40M.
EAST BANK: Prospect.- $12M:
Eccles 'AA'- $32M/$25M; Eccles
'CC' $12M/$18M; Diamond
(executive) $50M; Grove
(business) $18M/$12M; Nandy
Park $20M; Friendship road
to river $15M. WEST BANK/
COAST: Canal No. 1 $11M;
Roraima Trust $12M;
Stewartville $12M; Parika -
$120M; (commercial), Vreed-en-
Hoop $13M/$25M. EAST
COAST: Atlantic Gardens $34M/
$26M/$20M/$16M; Bee Hive -
15M; Better Hope $7M;
Courbane Park $6.5M; Kersaint
Park/Good Hope $7M/$9M;
Happy Acres $26M/$15M; Imax
Gardens $8M/$6M/$5M;
Lusignan $12M/$5.5M/$3.2M,
Triumph, Mon Repos (Blocks) -
$6M; Non Pariel $12M/$8M/
$6M/$5M/$4M; Success $5M;
Sect. 'C' Enterprise $14M/
$10M; Earl's Court (LBI) $10M;
Triumph $8M/$18M: Foulis/
Enmore $7M/$8M; Mahaica (
going business) $50M;
GuySuCo/Caricom Gardens -
$5M. BERBICE: Bath
Settlement $8M (business), New
Amsterdam. All prices

PURE Bred German
Shepherd for sale. 226-1902.
290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
3072. _
"JESUS is Lord". Exercise
and graph books per dozen.
Call 227-7850.
SALE. TEL: #611-0881.
CAMERAS. Call 223-3865.
THREE foreign pools
tables. Contact 28 First Street,
Campbellville. 642-9161.
ONE Computer with printer
in good working condition.
Contact Tel. 227-8665 or 231-
1 200 CC Jailing
motorcycle 200 Nitro.
Excellent condition. Contact
609-7617. Vishaul.
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.
ONE Briggs and Stratton
pressure washer 5.5 Hp and
2300 psi. Brand new $95
000. Tel. 225-2611.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
PIT Bull pup, 3 months old.
vaccinated p dewormed..
Contact Richard 615-2462.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas.
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, Kenmore
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. Phone
CHLORINE Tablets -
3" for swimming pools
only. Phone: 227-4857 (8
am 4 pm) Monday to
PIT Bull Terrier. 8 wks old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Price
neg. Tel. 223-4472, 623-5321.
FOOD Cart with deep fryers,
hot plate and more. Also food
warmers. Phone 226-0170.
1 7" Polaroid Swivel
Screen portable DVD with all
accessories. 1 20 GB Ipod with
accessories. Call 218-4384.
FOUR Cannon Photo
Copiers, table model. 8 x 11
to 11 x 17 binder/laminator.
Tel. 226-6527 or inspection
at Tennessee Night Club.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
DIESEL Generator 1.9
kw, petrol generators 850
watts. Contact 226-8272 -
Dalgety Teas & Herbs, Robb
& Alexander Sts., G/T,
DOBERMAN pups, mixed
with Rottweiler, fully vaccinated.
Call Rory 227-4584.
CAT 936E front end loader
parts; 1 tilting Ram complete;
1 front differential, 1 3304 DI
head complete. Call Tel.# 223-
6590, 646-7912._
WASHING machines (Twin
tub), 110 volts. Price $36 000
and $48 000. Also, optical
mouse + Keyboard for
computers. Telephone 227-
0928, .641-2026.......
1 UPRIGHT freezer, 1 4-
burner stove. 1 microwave, 1
Sportsman lantern. Call 227-
4454, 611-4643.
ONE Taurus engine 8Hp
with one 5.5 RVA generator
lighting plant. Working
condition. Price $2 750 000
neg. Contact 644-0737 or 660-

PURE bred German
Shepherd for sale. 660-4844,
EXCELLENT tyres for all
types of vehicles, trucks and
car tyres. Very cheap. Call
ONE gents Honda Hero
100cc working condition $70
000. Contact 220-2480, 643-
ONE 3306 Caterpillar
engine, one low bed trailer,
one Nissan Laurel car, C 33.
All prices negotiable. Tel.
Rottweiler puppies, 3 months,
9 Vlissengen Rd. Call 227-
4846 (Bus.), 227-8586 -
(Home). .
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and
Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Monday to
COMPUTER training
videos: Comptia A+, Network+
2005, security+, Linux, MCSE
2003, Office 2003 & more.
Call Brian 660-0845.
LAB equipment full
works to start a lab and 1
Yamaha generator, 2 600
watts. Tel. 225-3199.
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.
1 LAPTOP Compaq
computer, 95 MG RAM 2 GIG
HD at Stabroek Market. Call
for more info. 225-2525, 8 am
to 4 pm. 661-4849.
ONE new wedding dress,
(beautiful), from the USA, size -
5M or medium. Contact Lyn on
- 222-3389 anytime afternoon.
Price neg.
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.
New 52" High definition
Samsung floor model TV with
flat screen antique style CD,
cassette & record Player. Tel.
225-2873. 226-9029, 619-
ECONOMICS aprons and
caps, graduation gown and
other type of garment
construction. Any quantity &
design. Call 227-7850.
SONY mini stereo 5-disc
automatic changer, AM/FM
radio, record player, double
cassette, remote control, new.
Owner left for overseas. Tel.
226-7085, 225-6288.
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.
1 KINETIC Style Scooter in
good working condition.
Reasonable price. Contact
Balram at Starr Computer
between 8 am and 4.30 pm on.
Tel. 227-8131, Cell 622-3559.
1 38 ft. fishing boat with
350 Ib (brand new) Bang Mary
seine with 1 55 Yamaha
outboard Motor and cadil line.
Best offer $700 000. Call Ravi
-617-4875 or Ringo 621-2235.
TOOLS Electric saw, drills,
cordless screwdrivers, cordless
telephones, electric sanding
machines, Home Theatre
System and lots more. Call
276-0245, 628-4179.
1 5-PCS. Nibi set $15 000,
1 3-pcs living suite $15 000, 1
13" colour TV with remote $25
000, 1 Sony 52X CD-RW $5
000, 1 ATX Power supply (new) -
$2 000, 1 baby walker $1 000.
Tel. 610-0700. _
FARMERS! Now is the time
to increase your yields and
returns on all crops (rice, cane,
greens, vegetables, etc). Spend
title and ain more, liquid
fertilizers, (Bio Algreen-S90) &
seeds are available. To order
call 218-0437, 642-6238. 227-
8876 (evenings), 610-8529,
609-6124, 260-4380, 260-4272,
628-4473, 663-7826.
1 TWO-DOOR refrigerator
(168 litre, 110v) in excellent
working condition, 1 double
bed with mattress, 1 dining
table in good condition, 1
stereo cabinet in good
condition. Call 223-1172 or
618-2344 for more

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). _
223-5273 OR 223-5274, FOR
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
4,000; Alum: 55 Ibs -
5,000; Soda Ash: 50 Ibs -
5,000; Sulphuric acid: 45
gals $45,000; Granular
Chlorine, Chlorine gas.
Phone: 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.__
COMPUTER desk tops,
Laptops from Acers, Dell,
Toshiba. Laptops from
$170 000. We match any
price. We guarantee only
new systems, customised
to your specifications. Call
Tel. 335-3002/626-9441/
1 5-HEADED 6" width
planner. Price $1.3M
neg.; 2 16" Service
planner combinations -
600 000 (each) Wadkin;
1 moveable table saw,
cut up to 6". Price $500
000. Raj 275-0208 or
626-0350 or Bayee 662-
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-
WATCH and calculator
batteries, new shipment -
lust arrived. Only $200,
fitted free while you wait.
Guyana Variety Store and
Nu Centre. Robb Street,
opposite Salt & Pepper
Restaurant. Tel. 226-4333/
NEW scuba diving tank
and accessories; new 2 diving
suits XXL 6.5mm thick; large
GE refrigerator, 2-door, no frost;
custom-made wooden bed, full
size with drawer at foot and
locking compartment at head;
Acculab digital gold scale 1502
capacity AC/DC; Rite weight
digital gold scale, 8-oz capacity
DC, high quality balance scale
glass enclosed; USA made
faucets, hot and cold water.
Much more. Owner leaving -
227-5437 or 622-7028
1 6-INCH joiner, 110 -
'240V on bench $45 000, 1
skill mitre adjustable saw, 110v
- $35 000, 1 hand cross cut saw,
110 v $15 000, 1 large heavy
duty bench grinder, 110 v $25
000, 1 edge sander, 110 v-
240 v on stand $45 000, 1
electric chain saw, 110 v $50
000, 1 Yaje '/ ton chain hoist
- $25 000, 1 vacuum cleaner
industrial and commercial for
cleaning floor carpet, 110 v
with large dust bag on wheels
- $35 000, USA Model, 2 45-
gallon drums concrete
gardener used to harden
concrete fast or hollow blocks
both $100 000 or $1 500
per gallon, 1 4-feet
aluminium platform ladder
to do cleaning $10 000, 6
aluminium canisters close
very tight for storage of
money and gums and ammo
and tools 3 x 2 x 12 $10
000 3 x 2 x 15 $15 000 3
x 2 x 12 $18 000, USA Model,
1 110 240V pressure water
pump complete with pressure
tank and switch $40 000,
12 private Oxygen bottles, no
rent paid $20 000 each, 1
new in box 18 000 BTU
Peak Split Unit Remote, 240
V $100 000, 1 new 16 feet
aluminium ladder in 8 feet
halves, Mexican made $25
000, 1 large General Electric
stand up freezer 110 v in
excellent condition $100 000,
1 new large light Blue fibreglass
tub $35 00, 3 new fire
extinguishers in box $10 000
each, 100 new good year truck
liners, size 20 $1 000 each, 1
new complete imported
Satellite Dish Stand large -
$100 000, 1 Xerox 5028 copier
needs servicing 240v on
stand $100 000. 6 metal
four-drawer used filing
cabinets at $20 000 each,
2 new executive writing desk
chairs in box $25 000, 1
2000 watts transformer step
down and step up, 110 240
- $15 000. Owner leaving.

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1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2
drills; 1 saw; 1 Jialing
motorcycle, next to new;
1 amplifier; 1 truck pump;
1 battery charger; 1 bicycle.
Tel. 265-5876.
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.

,Spanish, French,
.,Accounting & Computer
/Norton Internet
,Computer Training CDs
SIndian Classic Film
/Brian Lara 400 Not Out
SIndian Adult XXX DVDs

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 Friday (Saturday:
8 am 12 noon).
diesel engine with twin disc
pto on 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

ONE Toyota RAV 4 PJJ
series. Telephone 623-9713,
Model M truck. Tel:
minibus 15 seats -
S1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
ONE new Massey
Ferguson 290 Tractor $3M
Tel. 254-0373.
TEL. # 623-7212.
1 AT 192 CARINA 1T
TEL. 647-0096.
PHONE 226-0170.
CALL 627-0087.
ONE refrigerated truck,
GFF series. Call Tel. # 623-
BEDFORD truck for sale.
Contact 642-5789, 227-
8932, 220-9877
AT 192 CARINA fully
powered, excellent condition.
Tel. 226-9316, 617-1505..
1 RZ long base mini bus,
working condition, mags,
music, etc. $900 000. Call
1 NISSAN Pick-up,
excellent condition, mags,
A/C, music, etc. Contact
220-7976 or 618-1666.
TOYOTA Starlet Glanza
S. Automatic red, fully
powered, new on wharf $1
850 000 neg. Tel. 225-2611.
Cedia 2003 model silver,
automatic, fully powered,
never registered $2.5M.
Tel. 225-2611.
ONE Nissan Laurel, in
excellent condition. Fully
powered, mags. Price neg.
Call 644-5880.
ONE Nissan Caravan -
PEE 2660. $350 000. Price
negotiable. Call 277-0108,
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux,
PHH series excellent
condition. Price neg.
Contact 220-3946.

TOYOTA Camry SV 40,
good condition, fully powered,
mag rims. Price neg. Contact
218-0901, 623-8321
NISSAN Laurel model
C33,(PW. PM, PS), 4-cylinder,
GEAR. Price $600 000 neg.
Call # 629-7419 or 223-9021
- Monty.
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
small credit can be arranged -
$1 150 000. Tel. 218-4060.
loaded, manual, excellent
condition. Call 218-4384, 611-
very good condition Crystal
Light, etc. $1.6M. TEL. 226-
8 48, 625-1624.
FOR sale Labarian, one
Crystal and one Honda Civic.
Sold as parts. Tel. # 227-6113,
225-850, 622-6895. Toyota KE
70 Corolla.
TOYOTA 4-Runner V6
engine, left hand drive, mag
rims, music system, etc. Excellent
condition. 622-6746. Price $1.6
million neg.
SJAGUAR XJ 12 12-cylinder
Sports car, needs general work,
sold as is $250 A00. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long base
(15-seater minibus) late BHH
series, gear, mag rims, music, CD
Changer. Price $1.8M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Toyota Ceres -
(PHH series) automatic, fully
powered, A/C, mag rims, CD
Player. Price $1 250 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 HONDA Civic (PJJ series)
1999 model manual, fully
powered, A/C. Price $1.9M
(hardly used). Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Mark 11
(4-cylinder new engine),
automatic, fully powered, mag
rims. Price $925 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
*YAMAHA Virgo 750cc
motorcycle, just imported into
country, not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer $250
000. Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina -
(PHH series never in hire),
automatic, fully powered A/C,
mag rims. Price $1.2M (neg.).
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 GREY Mitsubishi Lancer,
PJJ 80 series. 1 HI-Ace RZ bus
high top, PHH series. All in
excellent condition & fully
loaded with A/C. Tel. 226-6458
or 624-5196.
1 AE 210 TOYOTA Corona
(new model) late PHH series,
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, hardly used.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$2M. Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (4 x 4)
2-door, 3Y, manual, crash bar,
cabin carriage enclosed, A/C,
CD Player, wrench. Excellent.
Price $1.6M (neg.) Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 110 Toyota Sprinter
(PJJ series) never in hire,
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, CD Spoiler.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$1.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902. .
W HEN buying or selling your
vehicles, kindly contact Rocky
Auto Sales, located at 91 Middle
Road, La Penitence,
Georgetown. Telephone Nos,
22541400, 621-5902. You get
quality, quick sale, clean transfer,
and money's worth for your
vehicle. (Please call before),
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
Ruiner) 4 x 4 (low mileage)
automatic, fully powered. A'C.
mag rims, CD Player, music set.
alarm. Credit available. Price -
$2.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
series) immaculate condition,
automatic, fully powered, A/C.
mag rims, step bars, crash bars,
ro rack, CD Player. Price -
$3,2M (neg). Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
..1 TOYOTA (4-door) Tercel
(executive Pearl Red), (PHH
series), automatic, fully loaded,
alarm, remote start, sun roof.
Price $2.1M. Immaculate
condition. 1 Toyota RZ (15-
seater) EFI cat eye, music set,
gear, mag rims. Price $1.4M.
immaculatee condition. (Hardly
used). 1 AE 100 Toyota Corolla
(PHH series), fully skirted.
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, CD, DVD Player,
alarm. Immaculate condition.
Price $1.4M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.

1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter,
PHH series, excellent condition,
fully loaded, fully powered.
Contact 623-4572, 222-5053.
CERES. TEL. 229-6533 OR 613-
192, 100, TOWN Ace, G-
Touring, cat eye RZ, Dodge Ram
2003, Starlet, 91 Wagon,
Daihatsu Diesel, Pathfinder,
Toyota Pick-up 4 x 4. 225-2166,
626-1372, 648-0189.
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer, good
condition with mag rims. Contact
54 Craig St., C/ville, 2 houses
east of Sheriff St. 227-2435.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder,
immaculate condition low
mileage, A/C, CD, mags, stick
shift, off road/on road. Phone
227-8550, 660-6993 Anita
TWO (2) Honda CRVs in
excellent condition.
Inspection can be done from
Mon. Fri. 11 am 4 pm at
Avinash Complex A & B Water
Street. Contact 226-3361,
authorised agent. Beat the
profiteers, utilise our services.
AT 192 $665 000; AT 212 -
$790 000; L Touring $725
000; Lancer $745 000. We
guarantee lowest prices and
best services. Tel. 660-0627,
HYUNDAI Accent car, PFF
series, excellent condition -
$550 000 negotiable. Contact
Hakeem 276-0245, 628-
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered, 8 seats,
like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). 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 ............
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
- long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/
c. immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Coaster bus in good
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.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf -
crash bar, A/C, alarm, mag
rims, CD set. Excellent
condition. Tel. 226-2514.
ONE AT 192 motor car with
mag rims and C D Player. Price
- $1 250 000. Call 227-3336
or 227-0902.
2 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
cars. Fully loaded, 1 stick, 1
automatic. Both just completely
refurbished and sprayed. 1 AE 81
Corolla back half shell with 4
complete doors. Tel. 619-5087,
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
624-842 227-7677, 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 900000 cash. 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-
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 (hard
cover), came in brand new.
Manual, fully powered, A/C,
chrome mag nms crash bar, roof
rack, step bar, Cb Player, music
set, alarm, remote start, auto 4-
wheel drive. Price $2.7M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
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.

in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. Like new, must be
seen. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condi-
tion, needs body work
tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
IN stock selling 3 Carinas
- AT 192 & 2 212. Also mag
rims, size 15, Japanese.
Contact 627-4067 for more
ONE AT 212 Toyota
Carina PJJ series in
excellent condition, fully
powered. Phone No. 265-
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully owered, 8 seats,
like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/
ville. 223-9687.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus,
long base, EFI'with mags rims,
CD Player in good condition.
Call 233-2939, cell 616-4638.
(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
(M onty). ........ . ... .
in immaculate condition; 1
- Buick car with AT 170
en ine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
1 -DUMP truck, 1 -water tender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
ONE AE 100 Sprinter, one
AE 100 Ceres. Must go. Owner
leaving country. Call 625-1676.
600 XT Yamaha Trail bike,
top notch condition. Must be
seen. Giveaway US$3 500 with
registration. Contact Mr. Khan -
28 'BB' Eccles, EBD. Tel. 233-
2336 or 623-9972.
1 AE 100 Sprinter EFI,
spoiler, 16 inches nickel mags,
CD Player, etc. Contact Mr. Khan
- 28 'BB' Eccles New Housing
Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or
WHEN buying or selling any
type of used vehicles. Best prices
paid. Contact Mr. Khan 233-
2336 or 623-9972_, a.n.ytime.23
125 CC Street bike ($150
000 neg.). Contact Mr. Khan -
28 'BB Eccles New Housing
Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or
1 E 190 Mercedes Benz
Sports model sun roof, 17
inches nickel mags. Many more.
Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB'
Eccles New Housing Scheme,
EBD. Tel. 233-2336 or 623-
AUTOMATIC AE 91 Sprinter
EFI spoiler, CD Player, air-
conditioner, etc. $775 000 neg.
Contact Mr. Khan 28 'BB'
Eccles New Housing Scheme,
EBD. Tel. 233-2336.
ONE Laurel car C 31
working condition, fully
powered, 4 mags. Price $3
50 000 neg. Can be
inspected at Eccles Old Road.
Tel. 644-0737, 660-3292.
TOYOTA Previa mini van -
fully loaded with CD, DVD &
mags. Very nice family vehicle.
# 225-2873, 619-8225, 226-
TOYOTA Carina AT 192 -
$1.1M, $1.2M and $1.3 million.
Marino $1.1 million. Dolly's
Auto Rental 225-7126.
1 GX 81 Toyota Mark 11
fully powered, mag rim, clean
condition going cheap.
Contact 615-2464 or 226-
7855 Sham.
170 TOYOTA Corona car -
PJJ series, in excellent
condition. Call Devein. 623-

ONE Nissan Sentra, PGG
series (FB-13), 15" mag rims,
CD Deck, A/C, etc. Kris 624-
5659, 220-0054.
FORD 150 Pick Up 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray. dual
air bag mag rims, etc. S5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone
ONE Toyota AT 192 in
excellent condition. A/C, 15"
mag rims, CD Player,
equaliser, power steering, etc.
Tel. 662-9897, 231-5710.
TOYOTA Celica & Nissan
Blue Bird, good condition -
$300 000 each: Tel. Nos. 615-
4133 (Day), 225-8427 (Night).
1. TOYOTA Ceres
excellent conditions PHH
series, fully loaded, A/C,
automatic, music, spoiler
going cheap. Tel. # 220-3355
or 624-6050.
AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
semi automatic, good
condition, etc. Price
negotiable. Call 225-0299.
1 AT 192 CARINA, PJJ series
-$1 350 000, one AT 150 Corona,
stick gear $550 000. Tel 225-
1103, 612-4477, 231-3690.
1 3Y bus, excellent
condition $575 000. Call 225-
1103, 612-4477, after 5 pm 231-
............. .. .... ........ .. .... .... ... ..............
1 NISSAN Sunny B12,
automatic, 4WD, very good
condition $650 000. Tel. 277-
3405, 268-3666.
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer -
fully loaded. Owner leaving
country. Contact No. 646-
AT 170 CARINA $750
000, Marino $1.1M. # 225-
7126. Dolly's Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Ave., Prashad
Brazilian 290 140isc plough
and 120-ft. trailer for sale. All
in excellent working condition.
Call 269-0570 or 619-1435.
ONE Mitsubishi Galant, PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Phone 624-6240 or 233-5700
(between the hours of 6 am and
7 am and 8 pm and 10 pm).
MARINO fully
automatic, excellent
condition, A/C. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
EE 100 Toyota Corolla,
1298 CC manual transmission,
excellent working condition.
mags and music, PHH series.
226-8740 and 612-3111. Price
1 AT 170 Corona stick gear,
excellent condition. Pete's
Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
TOYOTA Tacoma Blue,
excellent condition, PJJ
series. Pete's Auto Sales, Lot
2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
2 000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma Extra Cab low
mileage. New model 4-door
Toyota Starlet mag rims. Low
mileage PJJ series. Tel. 225-
2873, 226-9029, 619-8225.
AE 100 COROLLA, fully
powered, automatic, mags,
D/DVD Player, Spodiler,
immaculate condition 1 350
neg. A&R Real Estate & Auto
Sale 222-4782, 222-4784/
GIVE away price!!! 1 AE
110 Toyota Sprinter, PJJ
series. Immaculate condition,
CD Deck, mag rims, Spoiler,
etc. Owner leaving contact # -
223-9316 (H), 227-3283 (W)
615-8920 . '
TWO 3Y buses $300 000
and $425 000; 1 Nissan
Caravan, stick gear, BGG series
- $575 000. Contact Dave
Auto Sale. Tel. 225-1103, 612-
4477, 643-6909, after 4 pm
2 MITSUBISHI Lancers -
CK 11, fully powered, A/C,
music, PJJ series, never in
hire. 150 Corona A/C, music
- $475 000 neg A&R Real
Estate & Auto Sale 222-
4782 / 222-4784, 618-0025.
STARLET White, fully
automatic, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georpetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.

TOYOTA T100 Pick-up, 2
DRAGLINES with pile driving
hammer and HYMAC 58CC. Te.
TWO long base open tray
Mitsubishi Canters. Excellent
working condition. 31 (East)
Meten-Meer-Zorg. Phone 625-
HONDA Prelude Sport
2-door PGG series. Chrome
rims. Excellent condition.
Please call 218-3119. 628-
RZ- Long & short, EFI, BHH
& BJJ series. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
26-SEATER & 29-seater
buses. Excellent condition.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
CERES fully automatic,
excellent condition, A/C.
Pete's Auto Sales. Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951.
226-5546, 231-7432.
2 AT 170 Carinas fully
automatic, A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
AT 192 CARINA fully
automatic. A/C, PHH series,
excellent condition. Pete's
Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
AE 100 SPRINTER- fully
automatic, A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
BLUE Bird White, fully
automatic, excellent
condition. A/C. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
AE 100 COROLLA fully
automatic, A/C, excellent
condition. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street.
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
fully automatic, A/C PJJ
series. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 2 George Street, Werk-
en-Rust, Georgetown. Tel.
226-9951, 226-5546, 231-
AE 81 COROLLA red,
fully automatic, excellent
condition, A/C. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George Street.
Werk-en-Rust Georgetown.
Tel. 226-9951. 226-5546.
ONE Yamaha YZ 125
grass track bike never raced.
ike new $600-000; one
Yamaha PW 80 child dirt
bike, good condition $150
000. Contact (Corentyne) -
624-1501, ask for Dave.
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 S1 650 000
neg. Tel. 259-3158.
ONE 1994 Mark 11 car. In
immaculate condition. Fully
loaded, imported from Japan
in November, 2005. Owner
migrating. Price $3.3M
negotiable. Contact 337-2506.
611-1651, 646-4834.
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 -
$775 000, Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.9M & $2M; Toyota 4-Runner
- $1.6M; Cifero $1.1M; Toyota
Mark 11 $900 000; Mercedes
Convertible $7M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
TOYOTA Carina Scrap
AA 60 (back wheel drive).
Price $100 000. Nissan
Caravan minibus E-24
series, NA20 original
engine good condition.
Price $650 000. Toyota
Dyna 200 Canter truck 2
000. Short base good
condition, BHH 6394,
white. Price $1.1M neg.
Call 624-3614, 274-056.
274-0609, 109 Public
Road Friendship/Buxton,
ECD, (opposite Cemetery).
Ask for W. Sharper.

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ONE 4-Runner, excellent
condition with grill, mags, V6
engine, left hand drive. Price
$2.2M negotiable. Call 640-
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.
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. Tel. 222-4763 or 623-
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas.
cat eyes, ZX 600 excellent
condition, one owner,
leaving helmets, covers.
accessories. No reasonable
offer refused. Phone 223-
1885, 642-3722.
2 AE 100 Sprinters, 1 AE
91 Sprinter, 1 XT 600
Yamaha (trail bike), 1
Mercedes Benz (E 190
series). Contact 28 'BB'
Eccles New Housing Scheme,
EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 623-
9972, 617-8944.
TOYOTA 192 Carina -
fully powered, A/C,. music.
immaculate condition -
S1.3M neg. G-Touring
Wagon fully powered,
excellent condition price
neg. A&R Real Estate & Auto
Sale 222-4782 222-4784,
5029, 227-3571 .
ONE GJJ Leyland double
axle truck with 20-cyl. tray and
hylab. Perfect for sand electric
pole planting and scrap iron.
Excellent condition. Price -
$4.5M negotiable. Call 640-
.1 ERF Flat Bed lorry -
17-ton, with 5-ton Hiab, just
arrived from UK, can used as
a vehicle transporter. Price -
S3.975M (neg.). Contact Raj
- 275-0208, 626-0350 or
Bayee 662-4249.
2 SUPER Custom RZ, long
base $1.3M $1.4M, 3 RZ
mini, buses long base, EFI,
mags, etc $1.4M 16M, 1 -
250 Honda Vigor 5-cyl, fully
powered, mags, music, A/C. etc.
- $1.1M neg. A & R REAL
4782 1 222-4784, 618-0025
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
B engine: 1 Mini Bus scrap:
1 KE 10 engine & gear box;
4 HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat. 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
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 $1 050 009,
Mitsubishi RVR $925 000:
Toyota Raum $1 100 000. All
prices are negotiable and
quoted on the Wharf! Contact
Fazela Auto Sale 276-0245.
AUTO SALES 222-4782 i
222-4784, 618-0025. AT 170
Corona. AT 192 Carina, AT
150 Corona, AE 81 Corolla,
RZ bus. Marino, Ceres, AE 91
Corolla. Mark 2, Honda Vigor
100 Corolla & Sprinter.
Starlet, Hilux Surf, 4 x 4 Pick
up. Town Ace bus, G-touring
Wagon. 812, B13 Sunny. EE
98 Wagon. 3Y bus. Much
more. All prices neg. Vehicle
as low as $500 000.
ONE Black Toyota
Pick-uo truck first owner -
(big foot) 7 '/6 inch lift
kii. air shocks, portion bar,
track bar, Def stabiliser, Idle
arm truss, front and back
swizzle arm, Def ratio, can
pull 5000 Ibs Fully
loaded, all kits are
originally. Custom out from
Toyota Factniv Stick shift
5-speed. EF! 4-cylinder
22R with inij cted and
system. Tel 226-6527,
6 3-7242. Inspection ai
the Tenne .;see NeiN:

Silverado Pick Up, enclosed.
5-door, power steering, mag
wheels, good tyres.
automatic, good for interior
transportation service $750
000 neg. PFF series, 1 Morris
Ital car 5-seater, excellent
condition, came in from
England, never registered,
new tyres $1.2M. 1 Morris J-
2 van GZ series $75 000,
transferable with spares. 1
Toyota RT 81 car, needs
body work, engine overhaul -
$100 000 neg., transferable
with spare. Owner'leaving.
For information call 621-
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3
& ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra
Cab LN 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.
Big Slash 4 Mash Deo
Maraj Auto Sales is giving away
-$100 000 cash back. Free DVD
layer with your choice of
eadrest or a dash board,
screen; free 2006 Licence, free
Certificate of Fitness, & full tank
OF petrol. Now Available: Cars:
Toyota Corolla NZE 121;
Toyota Ipsum (8-seater); Toyota
Passo (2004 Model), Toyota
Wills VS (2002 Model); Toyota
Prius (Hybrid); Toyota Vista ZZV
50, Toyota Corolla AE 110/
Toyota Sprinter AE 110; Toyota
Starlet (4Doors)/Glanza Turbo
EP 91; Toyota Cynos
Convertible; Toyota Cynos
Sports Couple EL 52; Honda
Civic EK 3; Mitsubishi Lancer
CK2. Also in stock Mitsubishi
Canter open tray trucks &
Toyota Hilux Pick-ups. Order
early & get the best prices on
Duty Free vehicles, full after
sales service & financing
available. Get cash for Mash
from Deo MarajAuto Sales. 207
Sheriff & Sixth Streets,
Campbellville. Call us at 226-
4939 or check us out at
Avalanche building. A NAME

1 MINIBUS Driver for
Route 42. Call 231-4599.
WAITRESSES to work in
Bar. Call 662-5549, 662-
ONE Live-in Babysitter.
Apply in person to 287 Albert
St., Q/town.
18-23 ECCLES
1 COOK to work from 5am
and 1 Sales Clerk. Apply 53
David St.. Kitty.
1 BARMAN. Apply to
Mutt's Express. Tel. 223-
7968, 628-9835. Ask for
1 MALE to work in
Grocery Stall between 18
and 25 yrs. Call 614-6439
or 227-6201.
BARGIRLS. Waitresses and
experienced Cook. Call 623-
9557 or 609-6931. Attractive
apt. for working persons
in city or suburban with
moderate rental. 226-
LIVE-IN Domestic 25
- 35 yrs. old with
weekend off. Call Shiv on
225-8270 during working

to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or 617-
--------- -
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
1 LIVE-IN Maid to live in
Georgetown. 45 years & older.
Attractive salary. Telephone
ONE male Cleaner, one
Driver. Apply Technical
Services Inc., 18- 23 Eccles
Industrial Site, EBD.
ONE Security Guard, Cook,
Waitress, Waiter and Domestic
Cleaners. Contact 645-0787. 28
Sheriff & First Streets,
BUSINESS owners/
vendors to participate in a
one-day national
exhibition. Interested
person, kindly call 218-
CARPENTER with own
tools. Must have Mason
experience. Apply 68 Robb
Street, Guyana Variety Store.
SALESBOY to sell
electronics item. Must have
experience. Salary and
commission. Apply 68 Robb
Street, Guyana Variety Store.
Electronics item. Must have
experience. Apply 68 Robb
Street, Guyana Variety Store.
COMMERCIAL properties/
land/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
makers. To make complete
shirt. Apply at 170 Camp &
Charlotte Streets, Lacytown,
ONE live-in Maid from
country area between ages
25 and 30 yrs. Apply 52
Evans & Russell Sts.,
Charlestown. Call 226-7189.
Barber. Call 225-5426 or 644-
3555. Pauline Hairdressing
Salon, 177 Charlotte Street.
1 COOK to work on a
residential farm Linden
Highway. Call 662-7516, 663-
MASON, Carpenter and
Labourers. Apply at
Household Plus, 131
Regent St., Bourda. Tel.
ONE Driver for a Canter
truck to do hire work. Must
have a valid Licence to drive
a lorry. Call 227-3336 or 227-
LEES Snackette. One
Cook to make Purl, Egg
ball, Potatoes ball. 231-
1272 267 Thomas & New
Market Sts. Opposite
URGENTLY needed -
live-in Waitresses to work in
a liquor restaurant.
Reasonable salary. Contact
Balo 259-0574.
ATTRACTIVE Waitress to
work at Jam's Bar at
Montrose, ECD. $7 500
weekly. Phone 220-2706,
could live-in.
1 FEMALE to work in DVD
Club. Apply in person to Movie
Town DVD Club, 5 Alexander
St., Kitty (op Police Station).
Tel. 223-24.
KITCHEN staff,
experienced waitresses
day shift. Handyman.
Contact Eric tel. 643-
4403. 223-1682 or contact
189 Barr Street. Kitty.
A Live-in (General)
Domestic between the ages of
30 and 45 years. Applicant
must be from out of
Georgetown. 260-2989. 260-
one Cook between the ages of
18 and 35 yrs. Apply in person
to 27 North Road, Lacytown.
DIESEL Mechanic to work
in the Interior. Must have
knowledge of Cat excavators,
Perkins engine and Arc
welding. Call # 225-2535 or

TEL. 227-8863, 227-8893.
Persons to work in every
industry construction, sales,
domestic, accounting,
clerical, etc. Call for more
information. Tel. 900-8258,
WATCHMAN, Labourers,
Fitter/Machinist, 1 Accounts/
Stock Clerk. Apply in person
to: Dalip Trading Ltd., 11 -
14 Broad St., Charlestown.
Tel. 225-0239.
Hairdresser. Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or
2 CONTRACT cars needed
urgently. Serious enquiries
only. Contact Pacesetters
Taxi Service. Tel. 223-7909,
ONE 2-bedroom
apartment in quiet
neighbourhood in or around
Georgetown. For rental to a
decent working female.
Please call 610-0700.
BUYING all scrap metal,
aluminium, copper, brass
and scrap iron. Call 266-
2515, 266-2207, 266-2076,
266-2492 (Fax) Email:
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.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
carpenters, masons and
labourers to work within the
Georgetown area.
Requirements. Must be able
to work without supervision.
Contact 98 Hadfield Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown ,
ONE Sales Attendant, one
Assistant, Disc Jockey. Must
have knowledge of all types of
music (Indian music) preferable.
One all-rounder that will be
above to trained as a Bar Man,
Waiter, DJ, etc. Tel. 226-6527,
appointment after 5 pm daily.
Tennessee Entertainment
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.
WANTED urgently one
Bitumen truck operator to
work in the Interior. Must have
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Williams is top

favourite for today's

65km event

FORMER Caribbean road race champion, Marion Williams,
will be the favourite to ride away again with the second 65
km event in West Demerara for the second consecutive week.
This meet is the annual series sponsored by R&R Interna-
tional, and the National Park leg will be staged next week Satur-
day, February 25, because the venue was used yesterday for the
Children's Costume Parade.
After campaigning in Anguilla last year, Williams began the
year with three stormy wins, even smashing the 35-lap record
set by Jude Bently on August 14, 2004 in which he clocked one
hour 19 minutes 37.50 seconds in a Rentokil-sponsored meeL
Last week Saturday, Williams recorded one hour 19 min-
utes 36.67 seconds, and like Bently two years ago, lapped the
entire field on his way in establishing the record.
After that record performance, Williams rode away with the
Mash 65km road race sponsored by the National Sports Com-
mission in West Demerara, taking the title a second consecutive
year, and in the process, slashing five minutes from the time' he
finished last year.
His main challengers will be Bently, Warren McKay,
Sherwin Osbourne, Darren Allen and Lear Nunes.
Alonzo Greaves who seemingly lost his prowess following
his sojourn in the USA mid last year, will be the favourite for the
junior prize.
Wheelers again start from the Demerara Harbour Bridge at
09:00 h, race to Bushy Park on the East Bank Essequibo and re-
turn to the Demerara Harbour Bridge for the finish.
The first six finishers will receive prizes, along with eight
sprint prizes, while the top two juniors will also get prizes.
Cyclists are required to wear their dub jerseys or plain
white jerseys.

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over an eight-year period, federal officials said. A Delray Police detective, Jack Makler, 64. pleaded guilty to
Linda Marks, 57, of Delray Beach, was accused of corruption charges for using his position onthe police force to help "b __
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Manufacturers beware:

Shape up,

or close down

By Neil Marks

LOCAL manufacturers have
to shape up and improve the
quality of their products to
meet new challenges from
companies in the Caribbean
or they may have to close
That's the blunt warning
from Executive Director of the
Guyana National Bureau of
Standards (GNBS), Dr
Chatterpaul Ramcharran.
S Imports from the Carib-
bean, he said, are being checked
for quality at ports of entry
Sphere, to prevent substandard
Goods getting into the local mar-
ket with the advent of the Car-
ibbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME).
Conversely, Guyanese com-
Sp.inic- which fail to measure up
., could face the squeeze region-
a.lly, he said.
:. .. Ramcharran warned that lo-
..cal companies could also lose
o. t on the local market, since
consumers would go for better

quality and packaged imported
products sold cheaper than the
same items made here.
"They may very well have
to close shop and function as
agents, for products coming from
Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.
This is the reality of the CSME,
if our manufacturers, producers.
and processors don't jump
proactively on the bandwagon
and implement standards." he
Guyana is among six Carib-
bean Community (CARICOM)
member states that last month
signed on to the. Caribbean
Single Market.
Ramcharran, in an interview
with the Sunday Chronicle,
noted that products from the
Caribbean which fail to meet
quality standards would be
barred from the local market.
Since November last year,
he said, GNBS officers have
been stationed at ports of entry
and operate through coopera-
tion with the Customs and
Trade Administration (CTA).

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He explained that the bureau
is working to harmonize national
standards with regional stan-
dards prepared by the
CARICOM Regional Organiza-
tion for Standards and Quality.
"We have to monitor im-
ports. The fact that the CSME
is effective now, the markets are
open. We cannot restrict prod-
ucts coming into the market, so
a lot of regional products would
end up on the Guyanese mar-
"We have to ensure the
products comply with the same
regional standards. We've forged
cooperation with CTA and we
have inspectors monitoring cus-
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tions at bonds and warehouses.
We also monitor shipping mani-
fests, so we can know who is
bringing what from where, be-
ginning to zero in on quality of
imports," he said.

The system is working and
importers are seeing the need to
comply with the GNBS re-
quirements, the bureau chief re-
ported. He said that before the
CSM, only about 20-25 im-
porters would register with the
agency but now it has a roll of
105 and more are coming on
This is sending a signal to
importers to carefully select
suppliers who produce and sell
quality goods, Ramcharran said.
On the local front, GNBS is
encouraging more companies to
implement the 1SO 9001 stan-
dard in order to have a fair foot-
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So far, only four companies
have been able to upgrade their
operations to achieve the stan-
dard: Edward B. Beharry and
Company. Demerara Oxygen
Company. Demerara Distillers
Limited, and more recently, the
Guyana Sugar Corporation's
Blairmont estate.
Ramcharran said four more
companies are in a state of
readiness, while six others are
in the pipeline. However, for
other companies, the GNBS is
trying to get them involved in
the national standards mark
"This would make it pos-
sible for their products to be
distinguishable on the local and
regional markers, putting them
at tremendous advantage,"
Ramcharran said, since the na-
tional standard mark is based
on international standards.
The bureau has also put in
place a national standard
scheme for micro and small en-
terprises "so that their prod-
ucts would have a better mar-
ket value."
"Whether large, small, me-
dium or micro, local companies
will have to implement the-rel-
evant standards. They have to
upgrade or enhance their opera-
tions, put quality systems in
place, so their products can be-
come recognized, and be able to
participate in free trade."
He warned that it would be
a "sad mistake" if companies do
not do this and cited the ex-
ample of poultry and poultry
Ramcharran said the Re-
gional Organization for Stan-
dards and Quality has extended
the deadline for poultry and

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table eggs producers to comply
with agreed standards.
Suppliers of poultry mea
and poultry products have unti
January 2007. while those sup
plying table eggs have until Janu-
ary 2008 to comply.
If local producers and sup-
pliers fail to implement the stan-
dards, they may have to close.
he pointed out.
"Jamaica, Trinidad and Bar-
bados would be able to flood the
Guyanese market with table eggs
and poultry products poultry
products that are well packaged
well labeled, well graded, and at
competitive prices. What this
means is that Guyanese would
go for these products, and the
Guyanese products on the
Guyanese market would not be
He sees no difficulty with
the informal arrangement
whereby small scale poultry
producers sell to their
neighbours and those in their vil-
lages in small qualities, but
warns they too can come in for
the competition.
"If I need a couple of eggs
and I can go over to my
neighbour and get a few, 1 would
buy...But then if I see eggs on
the market that are well pack-
aged, well labeled, well graded,
and if the price is right, I would
buy it and forget about my
neighbour. This is the stark re-
ality," Ramcharran insisted.
As it stands, he said, only a
few local producers can comply
with the standards that have
been set up.
He stressed that local
companies should take stan-
dards seriously or risk going
out of business.

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Zealand, (CMC) New
Zealand's greater depth and
variety proved too much for
the West Indies in the open-
ing fixture of the five-match
One-Day International series
as the hosts completed an 81-
run victory under the lights of
the Westpac Stadium last
Replying to the Black
Caps' formidable total of 288
for nine, the Caribbean side
threatened briefly to challenge
that target before subsiding to
207 all out in the 48th over.
The teams now travel to
the popular tourist area of
Queenstown for the second
match on Wednesday with the
West Indies still likely to be
without the services of all-
rounder Dwayne Bravo, who
has not taken the field since in-
juring his side during the
Twenti'20 match in Auckland
on Thurdal
Opening bowlers Shane
Bond and James Franklin had
accountedd for Chris Gayle (6)
and Runako Morton (first-ball
ducki respectively within the
first five overs of the chase to

put the visitors on the back
foot at 14 for two.
Daren Ganga and
Ramnaresh Sarwan then revived
the innings in an 88-run third-
wicket stand, but with the re-
quired run-rate increasing all the
time and the New Zealanders
retaining their discipline, it was
the West Indies who caved in
under the increasing pressure.
Ganga, who struck seven
fours in getting to 54 and gen-
erally played with quiet assur-"
ance alongside the fluent
Sarwan, drove too early at a
Scott Styris delivery in the 22nd
over and gave a simple catch to
Nathan Astle at extra-cover.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
made his intentions clear on his
arrival, however the combina-
tion of his exaggerated square-
on batting stance and the spin
extracted by 'super sub' Jeetan
Patel produced one of the more
embarrassing dismissals for the
experienced left-hander.
Attempting to play a deliv-
ery pitched outside his leg-
stump from the off-spinner,
Chanderpaul got himself into so
much of a tangle that the ball
spun past his bat, went through

his legs and
clipped his off-
stump to send
him back to the
pavilion with
his head bowed
for 18.
Wav.e l
Hinds followed
five runs later,
swinging a
short ball from
Daniel Vettori
to Franklin on
the midwicket
boundary and
left his side tot-
tering at 142
for five.
The experi-
enced left-arm
orthodox spin-
ner who fin-
ished with the
fine figures of
two for 29 off
ten overs en-
joyed a gener-
ous slice of
luck in dislodg-
ing Sarwan,
whose 16th
ODI half-cen-
tury was com-
piled through
compact drives
and nudges,
with only three

Giyle eventually made
lhc h leakthrough,, working
I- ... in the 24th over.
Fleming started busily
and IlIe scoring rate in-
c ea,.,_d in an 88-run sec-
iid- wcket stand between
i1ch senior players, the
Ne-.,, Zealand captain
cia,,hing the only six of the
innings in reaching the half-
cenltuly mark off just 43
S alkl
That six was hoisted
off leg-spinning all-
rounder Lewis, who had
Ihc J diinction of becoming
the first 'super-sub' ever
Ito be used by the West
Indie- as he replaced
Jeroime Taylor, the young
Jamaican fast bowler's five
overs costing 34 runs.
The crowd was expect-,
ing to enjoy a real run-glut '
in the final ten overs but
when Smith's clever change
SofI pace prompted Fleming
1 push a simple catch to
hi, \\e,-t Indian counterpan
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decorating the
innings of 56.
Mis-stumped the over be-
fore, Sarwan lunged at Vettori
once too often and umpire Tony
Hill erroneously adjudged that
the batsman had edged the de-
livery that rebounded off
wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum's gloves for substi-
tute fielder Lou Vincent to take
the catch diving forward at
Dwayne Smith swatted
three sixes over midwicket to
keep his teammates expecting a
miracle, but with Denesh
Ramdin and Rawl Lewis depart-
ing before him, the hard-hitting
right-hander holed out to long-
off off seamer Michael Mason
for 38 off 25 balls.
The last pair delayed the in-
evitable for a few overs before
Fidel Edwards lost patience and
swung at Patel for Franklin to
take the catch and seal victory
running in off the long-off
boundary. An opening stand of
136 between Astle and Jamie
How a new wicket record for
New Zealand in ODI's against
the West Indies gave the home
team an ideal foundation after
they had won the toss and cho-
sen to bat.

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A NEW effort to revive the
celluloid game is being made
with the staging of the Lin-
den Mashramani table tennis
championship for table ten-
nis players in the mining
All categories of play in-
cluding the Under-13. Under- 15.
Under-17. Open categories for
male and fimale players are bc-
ile.ciu cid l ... . .

Coordinator of the tourna-
ment on behalf of the Linden
Table-Tennis Association is
coach Raynor 'Copter' Ander-
The competition gets
started at 12:00 h at Ihe
Watooka Club. which has not
staged a tournament for several
years and Anderson is grateful
to the i, Ii. 'i ifor allowing

Mashramani tournament.
The return to competitive
table tennis will be welcomed
also and several trophies are at
Organiser Anderson said
it is open to all players. Even
those who are unable to se-
cure a racquet are encouraged
to turn up as racquets will be
provided or play in the -coi-

However despite Astle's top
score of 90, and 66 from How,
only skipper Stephen Fleming
(55) managed to maintain the
momentum and when he fell in
the 40th over at 224 for two, the
Black Caps could only add 64
more runs in losing seven wick-
ets over the final ten overs.
Gayle showed his worth
with the ball in taking two for
42, while Smith played a signifi-
cant all-round role, claiming two
for 50, pouching a catch on the
boundary and executing a run-
out in the penultimate over with
an electrifying piece of fielding
that typified the resurgent West
Indies effort.
This effort came when it
seemed like the home team
would have comfortably
romped past their best-ever to-
tal against the Caribbean side of
302 for six in Christchurch six
years ago.
Fleming was delighted to see
his openers justify the decision
to bat first in ideal conditions.
Edwards impressed with fear-
some pace but could not estab-
lish consistency in line and
length, finishing with the expen-
sive figures of one for 65 off ten
He created a stir however
with his pace and left an im-
pression on Fleming, a sear-
ing bouncer.from the Barba-
dian pacer crashing into the
tall left-hander's helmet dur-
ing the course of his innings.
There was none of that
drama in the afternoon sunshine
as Astle and How set about
their work with a minimum of
fuss. The pair kept the
scoreboard ticking over at a
healthy rate. How being the first
to the half-century mark (iff 75
balls allhiugh the experienced
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ing faced 106 balls and struck
just seven fours.
From then on, the runs dried
up in the midst of a regular pro-
cession of batsmen to and from
the wicket.
McCullum was caught at
the wicket off Lewis, Peter
Fulton swung Gayle into
Smith's safe hands and when
Franklin miscued a heave off
Bradshaw to give the left-armer
his only wicket, the Black Caps
had lost three wickets for 19
runs at a critical stage of their
Styris restored some impe-
tus with 36 at tbtter than a run-
a-ball until he was trapped pal-
pably Ibw by Edwards in the
same over in which he had
freakishly odged three consecu-
tive deliveries past his leg-
Smith's 60-metre pinpoint,
return to Ramdin had removed
Hamish Marshall in the 49th'
over, .and when thei
wicketkeeper's underarm return
IL thlie tlunip, II1 lie Lai.t ball tI
the inninrl .i- ac ounii I..r
\eiiCi' lie \\ .-t I Indie. IOull
ha.e le v..l %. ll l iio.l III
their late eloil 1i1 ihe I eld
Their batting. ho"eter,
left a lot to be desired in the
second hulf of the match. Not'
for the first lime. consislrency
reniains an elusive quality) in
the \\est Indies team.

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NEW ZEALAND (50 overs maxi-
J. How b Gayle 66
N. Astle c Bradshaw
b D.R. Smith 90
S. Fleming c Chanderpaul
bD.R. Smith 55
S. Styris Ibw b Edwards 36
B. McCullum c wkpr
Ramdlnb Lewis 2
P. Fulton c D.R. Smith b Gayle 7
J. Franklin c Lewis b Bradshaw 2.
H. Marshall run-out (Smith) 7
D. Vettori run-out (Ramdin) 0
S. Bond not out 0
Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-8, nb-4) 23
Total: (9 wkts) 288
M. Mason did not bat. NB: Super
Sub J. Patel (P. Fullon, West Indies
innings, 0.0 overs).
Fall ot wickets: 1-136,2-224,3-234, 4-
240, 5-255. 6-259.7-278. 8-288, 9-288.
Bowling: Edwards 10-0-65-1 (nb-2.
w-3), Bradshaw 10-0-53-1 (w-2).Tay-
lor 5-0-34-0. D.R. Smith 10-0-50-2.
Gayle 10-1-42-2 (nb-1). Lewis 5-0-33-
1 (nb-1; w-1).

Overs: 50
WEST INDIES (target:
289 runs from 50 overs)
C. Gayle c Vettori b Bond 6
D. Ganga c Aslle b Styris 54
R. Morton b Franklin U
R. Sarwan c (sub.) Vincent
bVettori 56
S. Chanderpaul b Palel 18
W. Hinds c Franklin b Vettort 3
D. Smith c Patel b Mason 38
D. Ramdin c Styris b Mason 5
R Lewis run-out 5
I. Bradshaw not out 10
F. Edwards c Franklin b Palel 3
Extras: (b-1. lb-1, w-6. nb-1) 9
Total- (all out) 207
Super Sub: R Lewis (J. Taylor.
New Zealand innings, 31 overs).
Fall of wickets: 1-10. 2-14, 3-102.4-
137, 5-142. 6-153, 7-184 8-191, 9-
Bowling: Franklin 7-1-32-1 (w-1),
Bond 9-1-41-1 (w-2), Mason 9-0-36-
2 (nb-1, w-1), Styris 3-0-21-1 (w-1),
Vettori 10-0-29-2. Palel 9.3-1-46-2.
Overs: 47.3

All designers and representative of
Costume Band/Floats who will be
participating in the Mash 2006 Costume
Float Parade are invited

to attend a meeting at the Ministry of

Culture, Youth & Sports,

,Head Office 71 -72 Main Street,

Georgetown on Monday,

February 20, 2006 at 17:00 h

Badrinath poised

to claim fifth title
NATIONAL champion Shawn Badrinath was poised to claim
his fifth consecutive Bounty Farm Mash squash title at
Georgetown Club, last evening, meeting Randy Hope in
the Open final.
In Friday's semifinals at the Geoigctov n Cricket Club
IGCCI coun. Badrnnah again
beat n\ al Robert Feniande-, in
match of long rallies.. Pla% tig
with a handicap of -35, he v on
the first game. 15-12. but
Fernandes I handicap 301
bounced back to take the sec-
ond, 15-12. after Badrinath
seemingly lowed down. The
defending champion. however,
Swon the decider 15-8 to reach
the final a fifth consecurt e
Randy Hope I handicap
+10) continued his dream
SHAWN BADRINATH run, defeating Teesha
NMohabeer (+131. after drop-
ping the first game 12-15. levelling the match in the sec-
ond 17-15 and taking the decider 17-15. He reached his
first-ever final in any competition.
In the "'' category seeiniinal6. the Jelre- twinrr played a
close match, with Ka., +la I +8i taking first game 17-15. Keish.,
i+6i bounced back to lc,.el the match in the ,econid 15-10 then
Kavla won the decider 15-12. to reach the final.
Lee Fung-A-Fat 1+12) defeated Deje Dia, li0 in straight
games 15-12. 15-3. to claim the other place
The finals were fixed for last evening at the
Georgetown Club court.

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ELISHABA Johnson who celebrated his seventh birthday last
week, finished yesterday with two wins in the. National Sports
Commission (NSC)-sponsored Mash Table Tennis tournament.
Just tall enough to see over the table the 'little man' was able
to record victories in the seven-and-under boys' division and the
nine-and-under division at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
In the first age division mentioned. Johnson, son of na
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NEW Zealand's Daniel Vettori stifled the Windies bats-
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spin bowling in the first ODI in Wellington, yesterday.
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) FIFA vice-president Aus-
tin 'Jack' Warner said Friday he has asked the FIFA Ethics JACK WARNER
and Fair Play Committee to refer his controversial ticketing
sale matter to FIFA's Executive Committee at its next meet-
ing scheduled for March 16-17.
He explained that on January 18, he wrote to the FIFA Gen-
eral Secretary and asked him to refer the conduct of sale and distri-
bution of FIFA World Cup tickets to the Ethics Committee "and
or the FIFA Executive committee in an effort at total transparency"
to determine whether he had breached any ethical actions.
"I do wish to reiterate that the above initiative was taken
by me," Warner said.
Warner revealed FIFA's Ticketing and Accommodation official
Enrique Byrom came to Trinidad on February 10 to conduct an
audit into the sale of tickets for the World Cup 2006 Finals and
left fully satisfied.
"The audit began the said night and was concluded in the wee
hours of Sunday February 12. The officials left fully satisfied,"
Warner said.
He added that following the audit, Byrom "thanked the
TTFF and us for the high level of transparency in the sale
and distribution of tickets and for the cooperation given gen-
Warner, a special adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Football
Federation, became the centre of an investigation after it was re-
vealed that his family-owned Simpaul Travel Services had a mo-
nopoly over the sale of World Cup tickets.
The Committee for Ethics and Fair Play found that be-
cause of his involvement with Simpaul Travel Service, Warner
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon
overlooked at work or bossed around by
your friends? Find out how to give your
assertiveness a boost.
Think of someone you know who has a natural air of
authority, who gets things done and is respected by everyone
around them. That's an assertive person. They're someone
who never needs to shout, threaten or cajole other people.
You'll never catch them putting up with sloppy service in a
restaurant or shop, or kicking themselves for saying yes to
something when they really meant to say no. Let's face it,
life doesn't always go the way we want it to, whether we're
dealing with difficult people at work or returning damaged
goods to a shop, we all have to stand up for ourselves from
time to time, and make sure our voices are heard. And that's
where assertiveness comes in.
Being assertive is a way of expressing your thoughts, feelings
and beliefs in a direct, honest and appropriate way. Unfortunately,
few of us find it easy. There are plenty of aggressive people around
- especially bosses who may think they're being assertive but
who are actually using bullying tactics. In contrast, some people
are life's doormats, whose passive attitude is an indirect invitation
for others to walk all over them.
To be assertive is to be neither a doormat nor a bully. Be-
ing assertive doesn't necessarily mean always getting your own
way, but it does make other people listen to you. It's about
both sides reaching a good outcome, or at least one they feel
they can live with and have contributed to.

Do oul quiz to find Iul it if \ou ,impl\ ha\ tit \0on \\int,
or \\ heihel ',ou'le more of ai hull\ or a dooillnat.

1. A colleague spends all her time ri.ad Rin, pr-.iinalj call In her
mobile, which you find distracting and i1 rl.iLtm,' 1 ou
a) Put up with it you don't v ani it. upet her
b) Tell her to sit somewhere else. .
c) Leave a polite note on her desk, e'.pI.ilin2ii' h', ,ou ob-
ject and asking her to stop..
2. Your aunt, who can't drive, asks if Iu II pid' her up from a
shopping centre on the other side of town. You:
a) Agree even though it's going to disrupt your plans for
the day. Well, she is family.
b) B) Tell her she must be joking it's her problem that
she can't drive.
c) Decline, telling her you have .i.r-i:,nel'cit.. that can't be
cancelled, and suggest she takes a taxi.

3. Your boss asks you to work late for the third time this week.
,You know that the de.idhne important, but you've promised
Your partner you'll be home for dinner. You:.
a) Agree to stay late, and then spend the rest of the evening
feeling resentful and guilty.
b) Tell your boss you've already done your fair share this
week and it's time she asked someone else.'
c) Explain that. you have other commitments and offer to
come in early another day instead.

4. You've bought a pair of shoes and onea of ihe heels has fallen
. off after only a couple of, weeks. You:
a) Throw them away arid buy a new:.pail; you're obvi-
ously heavy-footed.
b) Go back to the shop, acLcume.h. hin i1i elling you shoddy
goods and demand your money back.
c) Explain to the shop assistant what has happened and
tell them you would like your money back:

Mostly 'A's:
You like to please other people, but in doing so you may leave
yourself open for others to take advantage of your good nature.
Your attitude stems largely from a fear that you might be disliked if
you disagree with someone. The trouble is you could become
resentful if you ignore your own needs. Your self-esteem could
suffer too, as people-pleasing sends your subconscious the message
that you're not important. Concentrate on what you want for a
change it's not going to make you unpopular. In fact, people will
respect you for it. Follow our simple techniques to get people to
listen to you and take your point of view into account.

Mostlv "B s:
i,'l ri nIt'i put upi.n by a3n, bh.d.. .re ,.. 1u Being confronta-
tional miaI\ help too e \' ur oi n aa\ bhul I', probably making
your Ihle liresfiul FIL.rcini people to doi hingr ,iour way may also
make theni i.-Ient ou so in mth; long run r .ou wouldd find that you
lose IIc Iled and dial colleagiuesi it i.Orkl \.V ll Irr, against t you. After
all, nrb>hod, v. .aint. t be around inomeorne h, threatening all the
time. -A~d it, d t>dfor ,ou to Iei o i,.urked up TaLke a deep breath,
relax :ind coLi mnidr c:ioperanon an .L soniprnomls'i r an option.

Mostly 'C's: .
You hjte a knack ofi gelint 'soor p-inr.i icr... without ruffling
feathers, andJ .ou recogni'mc thai seniblc coinprt.nml e is not a sign
of weakness. You ani c lrii sone o \. inn. not Ljust 'i..urself, but you
are strong enough i.' r.c;lc e 'irt in ju]iit SI kei,-'p lie peace. You
state your needs calmly and listen to lher,' views, having the self-
assurance to recognize that you may not always be right. You're
assertive in a quiet but effective way, and you reap the rewards -
people want to be around you and colleagues respect you.

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Whether you're a bully or a doormat, don't worry help
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learn hoI\ to be' asertive. Here are the basics you need.

Being assertive isn't about shouting the odds. It's about mak-
ing your point in a friendly but direct way. Smiling when you speak
will m1i.dkc people n.rem 'U, illrln to listen. If you have an'important
meeting arnd know ,0id II need to be assertive, find a quiet space
beforehand ieten the ork loilci will do) and take 'exerjl Jeep
breaths: Tiihl %IIl help I:.- steady your voice.
[hce more concise 'i, ou are. the bigger the impact. Poierlul, ef-
fecti.e pe.-.ple ue ialia\' sucLinct Sound as though you know what
you '..ni and people \ ill belic .e you. Make it a rule to listen more
often ihjn ', '. peak %,hen you're negotiating. Stay focused on the
other person and make j real effort to concentrate on what they're
saying, r:rther than ret-arling what you want to say next in your

Apologising, making excuses or giving unnecessary expla-
nations will send a mixed message to the person listening.
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nates in different parts of the body. Orange represents assertiveness
From page II and works on the sacral chakra, which is situated just below the
navel. This is the centre of our emotions and creativity and brings
clearly as possible. Try to avoid: I'm sorry to have to ask you everything back into balance. If it's not your colour, don't worry
this' or 'I feel awful about this but...' and 'I wouldn't ask, because you don't have to wear orange all over -just a splash of
only...' Instead acknowledge the other person's viewpoint, for o s a
examponly...' Instead acknowledge the other person's viewpoint, for y orange in a scarf, or a T-shirt if you are a man, will help. You should
example saying 'I understand what you mean' or 'I hear you
are angry' and go on to state your case pleasantly but without also include plenty of orange-coloured foods in your diet, such as
apologising. carrots, mango and orange lentils.
Place orange items around your home particularly in the south-
4. MAKE EYE CONTACT ern most point of your living room it's a yang colour, so it goes
We're not talking threatening stares, but an inviting eye-to-eye best in the south of the property. And if your attempts to be as-
focus. Looking down or away can be misread as embarrassment or sertive just end up as aggression, choose blues, indigos and purples
boredom, and speaking over your shoulder or muttering while con- to clam your anger. Finding it impossible to stand up for yourself?
centrating on something else will make the other person feel as Go for vibrant reds to give an added boost to your energy and mo-
though they don't matter. It may also give the impression you don't tivation.
mean what you say.
5. BODY LANGUAGE Getting flustered or aggressive will often make you seem weak
Gesture with open hand movements, rather than a pointed fin- and may turn people against you, but staying calm will help you
ger. Don't fold your arms, as this is a defensive body position. Keep feel and look in control. Practice deep relaxation for at least 45 min-
your posture relaxed and make sure you're on the same level as the utes every week to help you stay calm and rational. This could
other person. Standing over someone can appear menacing and ag- involve anything you choose, from yoga to meditation.
gressive, while staying seated can seem arrogant. Stand facing them,
making sure your feet are pointing towards them if your feet are JUST SAY NO
turned away it can give the unconscious impression that you can't Going along with something when you'd rather not, can cause
wait to escape. stress, headaches, shoulder tension and disturbed sleep. When some-
body puts you on the spot, instead of worrying about saying no,
ACTION weigh up the implications of agreeing. It's usually only when you
put the phone down that you realise what you've let yourself in
So now you know the basics of being assertive, but it's not for. Buy yourself some time by saying you need to think about it
always easy to put them into practice, especially if your self-es- and will get back to them. If you need to turn them down, don't
teem is on the low side. You need to feel worthy of using the tech- confuse rejecting someone's request with rejecting them people
niques; otherwise it's going to be difficult for you to stick to them. will happily accept a polite, honest refusal, with no apologies or
Try these tips for some assertiveness backup. explanations. For example, if someone asks you to come to lunch
or to an event, just simply say 'No thanks'. That should be enough
TRAIN YOUR MIND you don't need to account for yourself. Or try the assertive re-
Chances are it's a lack of confidence that's stopping you fusal, acknowledging the reason for their request. For example, 'I
being assertive now, whether it's turning you into a doormat know you want to discuss the office party, but I can't have lunch
or making you overcompensate with aggressive behaviour. Hyp- with you today.'
notherapy can help. Use it to tap into your unconscious mind
and make suggestions to boost your sense of self-worth. If you BE AUTHENTIC
talk or think about what you don't want to happen for ex- Don't act steely and tough if that's not you. People will realise
ample 'I don't want to mess up and embarrass myself" the you're not being genuine. Celebrate your true self instead. You'll
subconscious mind will pick up on "mess up" and "embarrass come across better and feel more confident. If you're shy, don't
myself" and assume that is what you want. Instead, tell your- try to disguise it you'll seem nervous and uptight. Ask a true
self "I want to go into that job interview speaking clearly and friend to describe your personality. You might think of yourself as
looking confident." too soft, but a friend will see you as sweet and sensitive. Appreci-
ate those qualities rather than trying to change them. It's important
THE FUTURE'S ORANGE to present yourself authentically, so if you're an earth mother type,
Don't just grab the first top out of the drawer. If you choose a shoulder padded power suit won't ring true. Of course, you need
the right colour clothing it can have a major effect on your to dress appropriately, but try to get a bit of your personal style
assertiveness. Each colour has its own energy vibration and reso- in there, too.

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acoustic neuroma, a benign tumour that grows in the
nerve connecting the ear to the brain that is associated
with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and
The only published study regarding noise and acoustic
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and colleagues at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
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neuroma between 1999 and 2002 in three geographic
areas in Sweden. They interviewed 146 patients and
564 healthy control subjects regarding types and
duration of loud noise exposure.
Exposure to loud noise, defined as that exceeding a level
of 80 decibels, was associated with a marked increase in
the odds of acoustic neuroma.
The categories associated with the highest risk were
exposure to machines, power tools, and/or construction, and
exposure to music, including employment in the music
The authors observed that the risk associated with noise
exposure was found in both men and women.
However, there was no risk associated with loud noise
when hearing protection was used.
"The findings of an increased risk of acoustic
neuroma with loud noise exposure support previous
research," Edwards' group notes. They recommend
additional research to validate self-reports of noise
exposure and to examine the possibility of detection

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kids, much less hide their own
emotional turmoil. That is why
infants cry when they sense
their mother is upset. You are
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your children don't know about

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natural teeth

THOSE who are
lucky to still be
in the
possession of their
natural teeth should be
intelligent enough to
maintain their good
fortune by having
prophylaxis (cleaning)
done at least once
every three months.
Mind you, cleaning
does not whiten teeth;
all it does is to remove
plaque, calculus and
extraneous stains such
as nicotine deposits.
If cleaning is not done, per-
sons may suffer from periodon-
tal (gum) disease despite regu-
lar and thorough brushing with
flossing. These preventative
measures cannot guarantee the
absolute freedom from any den-
tal affliction because direct vi-
sion and objective procedures
are essential.
Scaling, root planing and
curettage (scraping diseased
gums) have been the basic pro-
cedures in the periodontal
therapy long before periodon-
tics was recognized as a spe-
cialty of dentists. Exactly, what
are the indications, contradic-
tions and expectations of these
modalities of treatment?

The periodontal lesion con-
sists of a pocket. The tooth as-
pect of this pocket is the den-
tin and cementum of the root.
The soft tissue aspect is com-
prised of an epithelial lining and
connective tissue. When ob-
served under a microscope, the
soft tissue displays a chronic
inflammatory lesion.
Prophylaxis includes the re-
moval of dental plaque, calculus
and stains, thereby eliminating
all the factors causing the in-
flammation. The supragingival
(which is visible above the gum
line) deposits are easily re-
moved. Subgingival calculus re-
quires the placing of the instru-
ments below the gingival margin.
Scalers are used on the crown
of a root to scrape off the hard
calculus (tartar) while curettes
of an ultrasonic machine fit be-
low the crest.
Root planing is the removal
of calculus and "root roughness"
from the surface of the tooth.
The goal is to leave a smooth
glasslike surface. This accom-
plishes the removal of necrotic
cementum and dentin, bacterial
products and endotoxins (poi-
sons) in the decayed cementum.
Curettage has a minimal effect
on the fibrous or firm gingival
pockets. However, in the case
of spongy gums, the inner
pocket lining is scraped away.

The Dentist Advises
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The more bleeding that occurs
in the process, the better the re-
sults. Deep, narrow pockets
will not shrink and are difficult
to scale due to the adjacent soft
tissue walls which are firmly at-
tached. Such areas are often seen
in the upper anterior region.
The most desirable outcome
to curettage, therefore, are regen-
eration and reattachment. Un-
fortunately, epithelial adaption
does not create a stable result.
Healing of the pocket may
occur in three different ways:
regeneration, reattachment and
epithelial adaption. Regeneration
is the growth of new tissues.
Young cells develop into
specialised tissues. Regeneration
is the formation of new peri-
odontal ligament and new ce-
mentum with the attachment of
gingival epithelium to tooth sur-
face denuded of disease. Epithe-
lial adaption is close apposition
of gingival epithelium to the
tooth surface. This is not firmly
attached to the root surface. A
probe (dental instrument) will
not pass into the pocket, but
breakdown can occur with the
first insult from plaque and cal-


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Generally, there can never
be complete recovery from
moderate to severe periodontal
disease. Once the alveolar bone
is destroyed in the process of
the ailment, naturally, there is
inadequate support for the tooth
and it now becomes shaky. De-
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In some severe cases,
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not waiting to

learn Spanish
By Daniel Trotta
NEW YORK (Reuters) America's reputation as an English-only na-
tion is fading, and not just because cartoon character Bart Simpson
says "Ay, Caramba!" and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
recycles his old movie line "Hasta la vista, baby."
Across the United States more people are mixing Spanish into
conversation, and American parents are fighting to place their kids
in bilingual schools.
In Washington, parents used to camp out on the sidewalk for
days to enroll their children in Oyster Elementary, the capital's only
public bilingual school. After changing to a lottery for admission, it
has a waiting list of 120 kids for each grade.
"We have children from poor families sitting next to
congressmen's children. That's the beauty of the programme," said
Marta Guzman, principal of the school, considered a model for
teaching Americans Spanish and helping immigrants learn English.
Now 11.5 per cent of the U.S. population, or more than 30
million people, speak Spanish at home, U.S. Census data show, and
Hispanic immigrants are feeling at home in their adopted country.
"My mother doesn't know more than three words of English,
but when she comes to visit she's happy," said Mexican-born Susana
Johnston of Hoboken, New Jersey. "There are a lot of Latinos but
also a lot of Americans who speak Spanish."
New Yorkers call their corner store a "bodega." Border
towns know that a transnational factory is a "maquiladora."
Small children learn from cartoon character Dora the Ex
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Hoyte won libel action but lost

application for judgment execution

By George Barclay

IN 1972, Mr. Hugh
Desmond Hoyte was
granted judgment with
costs against Liberation
Press Limited and Post
Papers Ltd., for libel
committed against him
by those bodies.
But the man who later be-
came President of this country
suffered a setback when his ap-
plication to a judge in Chambers
to compel nine directors of the
Liberation Press Limited, to pay
the judgment in accordance with
the law, was refused by the
Mr. Hoyte was ordered to
pay costs to the respondents.
The law under which Hoyte
had approached the Court for
the execution of the judgment
was Section 18 (1) of the Pub-
lication and Newspapers Act,
Chapter 21:01which came into
force in September, 1972, pro-
vides as follows:

"Where a person against
whom a judgment is recovered
in a civil action for libel pub-
lished in a book or newspaper
is a body corporate, the judg-
ment shall, subject to the pro-
visions of subsections (2) and
(3), be enforceable jointly and
severally against the body cor-
porate and every person who
was a director or an officer at
the time of the publication."
At the hearing of the appli-
cation, Sir Lionel Luckhoo, S. C.
had appeared for Hoyte.
Mr. B. O. Adams, S.C., Mr.
Miles Fitzpatrick and Mr.
Ashton Chase represented the
As gleaned from the judg-
ment of trial judge, Mr. Maurice
Churaman, in February, 1972,
the plaintiff Hoyte commenced
an action against the defendants,
a body corporate, in which he
alleged that he had been libeled
by them in January of the same
He obtained judgment
against them in October, 1973,
and was awarded damages and

He subsequently sought an
order from a judge in Chambers
to issue execution against nine
defendants personally, who are
directors of the Liberation Press
Limited, in accordance with sec-
tion 18 of the Act.
The Judge held that the
amendment to the Act which
transmitted judgment against a
body corporate onto others
whom the law has already re-
garded as distinct, separate and
apart from the former was a
serious interference with a sub-
stantive right.
According to Justice
Churaman: "It could hardly
be denied that on the 23rd
September, 1972, with the en-
actment of the Law Revision
Act of 1972;(Act No. 4 of
1972), Parliament for the
first time in the history of our
jurisprudence lifted the cor-
porate veil and exposed the
directors of a corporate body
in certain clearly defined cir-
cumstances to personal liabil-
ity for a judgment recovered

from the corporate entity for
the tort of libel. The relevant
portion of the Act is now con-
tained in section 18 of the
Publication and Newspapers
Act, Chapter 21:01 hereinaf-
ter referred to in this judg-
ment as the 'Act'.
Justice Churaman added:
"In January, 1972, the defen-
dants herein libelled the plain-
tiff. The plaintiff commenced
an action in February, 1972.
Section 18 of the Act, passed by
Parliament during the pendency
of the plaintiff's action, received
the Presidential assent on Sep-
tember 23rd, 1972.
"The matter was heard by
Justice Kenneth George who on
October 5th, 1973, entered judg-
ment for the plaintiff with costs.
"The judgment against the
defendants herein remains unsat-
isfied, their assets appearing in-
"The applicant/plaintiff by
a Summons in Chambers now
calls in aid section 18 of the Act
seeking the leave of the Court
to issue execution against nine
named directors, hereafter called
the respondents, of the first
named defendant, they presum-
ably comprising the directorate
in January 1972 when the libel
was published," Justice
Churaman explained.
After referring to Section 18
(1) of the Act, the judge noted
that execution for the enforce-
ment of the judgment shall not
issue against any such director
or officer, save with the leave of
the Court.
He explained that leave to
issue such execution shall be
granted if it appears to the court
that the assets of the body cor-
porate are insufficient to satisfy
the judgment, unless the direc-
tor or officer satisfies the Court
that the libel was published

without his knowledge, and that
he exercised all due diligence to
prevent the commission thereof
and to mitigate (by way of suit-
able public apology or other-
wise) any damage or prejudiced
caused or likely to be caused to
the person libeled.
The judgment went on to
say that Sir Lionel Luckhoo had
contended that notwithstanding
the fact that section 18 came
into force in September 1972,
on a true and proper interpre-
tation of that section, Parlia-
ment clearly manifested an in-
tention that it should embrace a
libel published in January, 1972.
In short, the wording of the sec-
tion on a simple reading would
include any judgment given af-
ter the 23rd September, 1972,
even in respect of a libel pub-
lished prior to that date.
Counsel for the respondents
in a conjoint submission con-
tended that the provisions of
subsection (3) manifestly led to
an inference that Parliament did
not intend the section to apply
to libels published prior to its
enactment, but only libels sub-
sequent thereto.
Some additional points
were urged by Mr. Adams and
Mr. Chase, but according to
the judge, "I think it fair to
say that the question
whether or not the section is
retrospective (in the sense
with which that word has
come to be used in the law of
statute interpretation)
formed the focal point of the
arguments urged by counsel
for the respondents and in
view of the conclusions I have
reached on this point, it is
necessary to express any
opinion on any other point.
"It is therefore vital to ex-
amine the Act as a whole to de-
termine whether or not section

18 applies only to libels pub-
lished after 23rd September,
1972, or all libels whether be-
fore or after that date.
"The section does not
expressly say whether or not
it does, for it is trite law that
where the words of a statute
are precise and
unambiguous, then it is the
function of the Court to give
expression to it, regardless of
its consequences. But the
section is not free of
ambiguity, for it is silent as
to whether or not its
provisions apply to libels
prior its enactment."
After citing a number of le-
gal authorities in support of his
judgment, Justice Churaman
noted, "In the matter at hand,
publication was in January,
1972. Under the law as it then
stood, a director was not bur-
dened to exercise due diligence.
"In September, 1972, he is
told to exercise all due diligence
if he is to avoid liability. How
could anyone in September, ex-
ercise to prevent something that
has already occurred? The
proposition only has to be so
stated to reveal its manifest and
basic absurdity."
"Then there is the
further aspect of mitigation",
Justice Churaman said and
added, "that word has a
juridical import in the law of
defamation. Section 18 deals
with defamation in the form
of libels. To mitigate in the
law of defamation is to
manifest such contrite
conduct, e.g. apology as would
tend to lessen or reduce
damages. The apology, to
have meaning and realism,
must be sufficiently

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Da Vinec

By Daniel Flynn
MADRID (Reuters) A gold seal emblazoned on
the stone altar of a house in a wealthy Madrid
neighbourhood reminds the young men of Opus
Dei of their mission.
The sign, a cross locked within a circle, was chosen by the
Catholic group's founder, Saint Jose Maria Escriva,to embody his
-vision of Christianity at the heart of the world.
'This cross is a reminder the founder exhorted us to emulate
the first Christians, moving in the world and converting others with
our faith," said Guillermo, one of around a dozen men living in the
comfortable but unobtrusive residence.
Founded in Madrid in 1928 when Escriva was a 26-year-old
priest, Opus Dei Latin for 'God's Work' is one of Catholicism's
most dynamic and controversial groups.
It teaches ordinary Catholics to strive for saintliness through
their work and has more than 84,000 members. Escriva was
canonised in 2002 despite some opposition from liberal Catholics
and the group continues to attract suspicion.
Critics accuse Opus of promoting right-wing beliefs and using
aggressive recruiting methods. Some former members allege cult-like
practices such as brainwashing and coercion.
Its notoriety soared with the 2003 bestseller 'The Da Vinci
Code', in which U.S. author Dan Brown depicted it as a secretive
society ruthlessly plotting to keep the church conservative.
"So many lies are told about Opus, even by ex-members who
lost their way," said Reyes Carreno, a mother of five who runs nurs-
ery schools. "We are just ordinary Christians."
Like three-quarters of members, Carreno is a supernumerary,
meaning she can marry and have children. She and her husband make
donations to "the Work" but she laughs at the idea it is a sect -
saying members are free to do as they choose.
"There was a time when Opus was not so open ... That may

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have given the impression of occultism, even though it never ex-
isted," said Carreno, 44. Opus became more accessible when Pope
John Paul recognized its special status in 1982, she said.
The practice of corporal mortification, an attempt to imitate
Christ's Passion, has aroused mistrust. Critics say Opus encour-
ages flagellation and the use of the cilice a belt tightened around
the thigh with metal prongs pointing inwards which is used in some
religious orders.
Members say the reality is much more normal: mortification
can mean doing a job well when tired or doing a favour without
seeking reward. Escriva said the best mortification was a smile.
"I do not flagellate myself or put on a cilice. It would shock
my wife," said teacher Juan Manuel Saenz, 39, whose spouse is
not an Opus member. "I have other types of mortification: praying
while I feed my baby, for example."
In increasingly secular Spain, many people view Opus with mis-
trust. Some point to the wealth and influence of members and the
group's own assets, including a $42 million New York headquar-
Opus founded Spain's most prestigious business school, IESE,
and executives at some of the country's top companies are said to
be sympathisers. Spain's third largest bank, Banco Popular, donated
21 million euros ($25.27 million) last year to charities linked to
Opus's Navarre University has been responsible for producing
some of the country's highest achievers. Its respected journalism
school claims to have produced more than half of the editors of
Spain's national newspapers. The Vatican spokesman, Joaquin
Navarro-Valls, is a prominent Opus member.
Opus has been accused of wielding political clout. During Fran-
cisco Franco's dictatorship, members formed the backbone of a
"technocrat" cabinet from the late 1950s which dragged Spain from
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subsequently survived to Franco's death in 1975.
More recently, a former defence minister during Spain's 1996-
2004 conservative government said he was a member. Other figures
in the Popular Party, which backed conservative social policy and
a church role in education, were linked to the group.
"I defy anyone to prove Opus Dei has ever supported any gov-
ernment," said Opus spokesman Manuel Garrido. "Individual mem-
bers are free to take part in politics, like any Catholic, but Opus
does not take positions on social or political issues."
The smartly dressed Garrido is a "numerary." He lives in an
Opus house near Madrid's business district, is celibate and donates
much of his income to the group, his "family."
"God asked me to renounce human love and dedicate myself to
him," said Garrido. "It is comfortable to have lukewarm beliefs but
Opus wants us to show we're Catholic, helping others."
Some ex-members have attacked the group's methods. Maria
del Carmen Tapia in her book 'Beyond the Threshold' depicts
Escriva as authoritarian and accuses Opus of brainwashing young
While Opus Dei has often dismissed Tapia's criticisms as out-
dated and inaccurate, more recent former members still complain
about the group's methods.
"When I wanted to leave they did not want me to go and tried
to keep me. Eventually, they let me go," said a former member who
joined Opus at the age of 19. He asked not to be identified.
Opus priest and theologian Jose Carlos Martin, in charge of
promoting other members of Opus as possible candidates for saint-
hood, said liberty is essential.
"Nobody in Opus Dei is obliged to stay," he said. "If someone
leaves Opus there is no trauma they continue their working life.
The only trauma could be that they have not been faithful to a call
from God."
The Opus Dei school Tajamar was founded in 1958 at Escriva's
request to tackle a lack of education in one of Madrid's poorest
suburbs. It is an answer to critics who complain that Opus Dei
ignores the poor in favor of recruiting among the elites.
"There is a lot of demagoguery with this issue. Opus does a lot
of social work at its schools," said Garrido. "Opus is not an NGO,
although it has many members who work in NGOs."
Starting from a cow shed amid tumble-down shacks, Tajamar
has 1,500 male students from 3 to 18. Its manicured campus houses
one of Madrid's best graphic design schools.
"Of course we try to instill the values of Opus Dei," said school
director Alfonso Aguilo over lunch. "But we also have students who
are Jehovah's Witnesses and Muslims. They can choose not to at-
tend religion classes."
Mohammed Karimian, an Iranian whose lather works in his
country's embassy in Madrid, praised the teaching at Tajamar. "I
have never been made to feel different because I am Muslim."
Escriva began Opus by recruiting university students and the
group focuses on the educated when it starts in new countries.
"Where do you start in order to reach all social classes?"
said Martin. "If an intellectual accepts God, that person is go-
ing to have a rapid influence in society."

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Sunday Chronicle February 19,2006

Architects of historic buildings

By L -e 11 S-eni Lur Departmen of I Uirt Ge u fi

THIS, our final article on the early architects/
designers, looks at: Baron Harco Theodor Hora
Siccama, who is credited with the design of the
High Court (opened 1887) and John Bradshaw
Sharpies, designer/builder of some unique/iron
work residences in Georgetown.

Born in the Hague, Netherlands, on August 9, 1842, Baron Harco
Theodor Siccama came to British Guiana in February 1879 as the
Colonial Engineer. He remained until 1887 when he returned to the
Netherlands and died in the Hague on October 1, 1921. It appears
that the Baron was brought to British Guiana to better the seawall
of which 207 feet of the Kitty part had slid into the sea in 1874.
The Baron proposed a strong mud wall faced with stone to be con-
structed, and this was completed in April 1882.
A military man, Baron Siccama was a Knight 4th class. He trav-
eled in Asia, included Hong Kong and Singapore. After his return to
the Netherlands from British Guiana, he wrote (1912) an account
on the Demerara Bar, which appeared in the Timehri Journal.
In 1878, the want of room in the Public Buildings had demanded
a new building, and after his arrival, the Baron, as head of the Pub-
lic Works Department, was tasked with the design. The Victoria
Law Courts, now renamed the High Court, was the result. The
building was opened on Queen Victoria's birthday, May 24, 1887.
There is a likelihood that the former Catholic Brother, Cesar

Castellani. an Italian trained architect, many have had much to do
with the architectural design, as he was then working as a
draughtsman/architect in Siccama's office. Dutch influence is evi-
dent in the roof features of the building, however. In 1886, Siccama
was appointed State Secretary charged with the responsibility of
State Affairs Inventory and Railways. He returned to the Nether-
lands in 1887.
A distinctive 'style' of domestic architecture emerged in British
Guiana during the late 19th century through the creative skill of a
slave woman's son. John Bradshaw Sharpies, fathered by British
architect, James Bradshaw Sharpies (1799-1859) was born in 1845
in the colony.
John followed in his father's footsteps and became a builder/
contractor. In 1880, he startedihis own business: British Guiana
Sawmill and Kingston Steam Woodworking Factory, located in Wa-
ter Street. His woodworking factory was extensively equipped with
machinery allowing for the finest craftsmanship in his work. Ven-
turing into building contracting, John Sharpies carried out possibly
the largest contract of that time, building all the railway stations,
bridges, stores and other railway projects from Georgetown to
Rosignol and from Vreed-en-hoop to Greenwich Park. Sharpies also
designed and built a number of houses in Georgetown, recognized
by the iron stairs and balconies, steep gable roofs and carved doors.
Two outstanding extant examples can be seen in Queenstown: one
in Forshaw Street and the other in Anira and Oronoque Streets. An-

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other fine example, still existing, is in Duke Street, Kingston.
The National Trust of Guyana remains committed to the
preservation of Guyana's heritage. To this end, we invite em-
bers of the community to take an active role in ensuring the
survival of the nation's patrimony for the benefit of future gen-

plorer, who uses Spanish in her adventures.
Encarta Webster's Dictionary of the English Language lists some
50 words that its general editor calls "post-NAFTA," referring to
1994's North American Free Trade Agreement linking the econo-
mies of Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Among them are Amexica, a blend of America and Mexico
referring;to the U.S.-Mexican border region, and Amexican,
meaning English as influenced by Latin America.
There are English terms like bridge town a pair of cities sepa-
rated by the river marking the U.S.-Mexican border and Spanish
ones like matricula consular an identity card issued by Mexican
consulates to Mexican nationals in the United States.
Anne Soukhanov, Encarta's U.S. general editor, said Spanish
some day may surpass French as a source of words in English.
"I don't see why not. I can't predict how long it will take, but
I will say that the influence of Spanish is continuing as we sit here,"
Soukhanov said.
Some defenders of Spanish in the United States resent the way
Schwarzenegger uses the language. Carmen Fought, a linguistics pro-
fessor at Pitzer College in California, calls it "mock Spanish" and
suggests the country has a double standard when it comes to speak-
ing Spanish.
"It's perfectly fine for white people to say 'Hasta la vista,
baby' to each other, but there is no tolerance for Spanish speak-
ing co-workers who say 'hasta la vista' to each other," Fought
said. "There's a a lot of negativity attached to the use of Span-
ish. It's associated with poverty and a lack of education."
That backlash seems to have faded in the small town of St. Hel-
ena in California's wine-producing Napa Valley, a magnet for Mexi-
can farm workers. The elementary school offers "dual immersion"
schooling in English and Spanish.
"We've seen an upswing in the number of English-only
parents who value giving their child a second language," prin-
cipal Robin McCrae said. "There are a number who don't want
their children just to be citizens of a small town, but citizens
of the world."




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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 us-
ing notes that are suitable and sufficient for
revision. Keep on treating yourself well for
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SMixed Applications

1). There are fifteen boxes of dog -j---J Each
box contains 15 bags Each bng contains Y
cups How rrany 1us of:: dog t::i ,:- are there in
the bPsArs'we-r 3'75 Cu"i.
2). On her last trip to L-e n'-itef lnd Natty counted
98 94, Bs 69 and 8R n.-mcianq trees .in each
settlemert she visited. Her brother's r.u-nbers
were 87,92, f00 63, and 78 Aho hada greater
:* average' By how much is the average greate-o
SArtswer r atty 3
3). Make a deces on. Ii a story' the winner is of
fered a choice: He can take $1 000,000 alto-
Sgether or he can take $1,000 the first day,
$20,000 the second day $200,000 the third day
What should he take on the last day to make up
the $1,000,C0007 Arswer. 779 000

Thi value of the underlined digit:
4). ..75 Answer. W',hat is the value of the frve?
S5) 89 7 Answer' What is the va'ue of the seven
6). 0 91 47 Arnswe"' 'Atiat is the value of the four?
7) 18 9754 Answer 'hat is the value of The

The word name for the decimals:
8), 0 6- 30 ; Answer sixty-nrine point zer ,r.'
9) 24 46 Answer Tw-,er.ty-fjour point four six
10) C.C' .08 Answer. Point zeio zero zerc eiaht

Explaining reason:
1 i1 ',A.,-, doesn't placing a zero to the right of
the digit 9 C ance the value of 0.9? Answer.
Because itccc-r, -,i--t c:'-ange -"e original l ,. a'..
12). ,.'1- does ,lad ng a zero tidw.-een the deck
mral point ani -d T-, dcgit 9 ch anai the .v al Ju of 3 R9'?
ecauseu twill alei thie value o' t-, r' 11. r ,C ;:.
It wi I ro.' bIco mrE 0, 3' h. '.t :h is a smallr

The decimal as a fraction or mixed number.
13I ) 0 An,F.'-.r -' i
S14). 7.5 A' ,i .,.e. 7 1
.15), 0.64 Ans-..v'.. r 1'/1,"
S16) 0.53 Answer: 5 :/1 .1':
17; 38.7 A-; ,cr 38 .
1- 0." :.4 A/'I-.. : 191 .'
19; 71 '" Answer 71 '0C1000
2': 0._ ....:- Answer. "C :

'Jlumbeir in standard form:
Sta'ida-c forrr neans an ..-t 2 nii
ures -x : e,- thtI -,ar ifor fcT of
2 ethou: :
3 hlnrdr:c's
3 tens
4 on e

T hc answer i 753 1

v'r, te the stando'-d orrr of sev.nr :ncian,.- y-
The answer is 7052

Idontify the equivalent decimals.
29)0.9; 0.09, 0 90 Answer 0.9; O.90
30i, 0 508 0 .58 0 5.80 Ar-swAer C 58, 0 583
31). 2.9 2.90 Answer: 2.9 2.90
32' 1 09 Answer It'em rl i ci-oln- in fratiure
33"i .0 8, 0.80dC., 0.880 Arr-.,r r 0 ~9,
0. ,9 3
:. 58 5 8816 P, ': PA v -'A 5. 0. 5 8 : .1 3
251 0.040; 0 00 0 04 r.Ar.- r I0 '-' 0,04

Name two d. ci-mals between car pFairs /'u j7-
,3i). 5 and 6 Answer 5.6 & 5,9
37i. 5.8 and 5.9 Ar swer 5.85 & 5.89
38). 7.49 and 7,7 Answer 7,58 & 7 B
39". 8.765and 8.766 Answer 8.7654 8.763

40) Do you think that there is al'A'.ays arcther
decrnal between any two decimals? Yes. Ex-
pla'n yovjr reasoning. There are always incre-
mients towards the next digil in an y number.
41) In rainingg for a triathlon, a b ker r.des 28 5
km, 25.7 kin, and 38.75 km. About how far has
ne ridden sofar? Answer 92,95 km
42). The Amazon iTurtle Park will cost 'ess for a
fam#y of two,

Proof- Amazon Tu.rte Park;- $550 X 2 + $37'.5 X
2 = $1,750
Mu.sej!m .475 X 4 = $1 ,97J,3
43i.22i11 I 9.11 1 =1115 Answer. True
141 7 1 215 < 4 1 Answer True
45). 53:'5 + 24/5 > 52/7 Answer False
48', 1 7'9 2..'3 < 1 % Answer True
47). 4 57 3 1/18 < 2 Answer T-.ie

48; Thevolurmeor a f ijure is 960 cmli if 'tie ier-gthi
s 12 cm and the width is '"i cmI, h-, is the
'iei,-ihL Iin .in? Answer: 8 cm

49'). De::le se $260by-C-:. Anis'..eLi.- 1iLJ

5-:i. 31:,C. i .-.i- were packed in I:a..- each
containing 53'3 Tr.-: ,ai.] were ti-r:- placed in
crates of 2": How -nri' crates were used?
ArswFr 241 crates

51) T he rmean of ten nr-[bors I--rr. .50 hat sT-.t
sum eiof-r Len r ber-.? .A-wer 500

52). Sir "F.:: 'i play n 33 cricket test matches.
, .-,,: 57 inr i-j was not C S.' -. .n r- i 'i
...7 -,._ :; .I9. was his avera-a e sc,,- e oer in
-,i -.,. :o:h-. narest rujn Answe" "rr ri -rs

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.6 13 4 0 '
actor-rf i35 A nsw r Fa s : 3 f: -t-ri
7, 39 13i. ,. 3 or 2
c), factor sL 15 Answer' -:I- a factor is
7 a 49.
t' Afactcrof s 43 An sw'er Ys: 8 srI a

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1). 2 to the 4' power is equal to oneof these.
(a) 16 (b) 28
(c ) 56 (d)4

2). 6 23 5 113= ?
{a) 12 (b) 111/3
()1 1/3 (d)6 113

3). 2t7 X 4 213 = ?
(a) 42/3 b) 4 1/3
(c) 11/3 (d) 1 2.3

4)., .08 X 10000
(a)8 (b) 800
(c )8 (d) 0.8

5). 0.00876 + 10
(a) 0.0876
(b) 0.000876
(c) 0.00876
(d) 876

6). 50 X 30X 0.25
(a) 375
(b) 37500
(d) 0.375

7). 3.87% as a decimal fraction is one of
(a) 3.87 (b) 0.387
(c) 0.0387 (d)0.387

8). Express 16/25 as a percentage.
(a) 5 % (b) 64 %
(c ) 0.65 % (d) 6,4 %

9). What remains after taking 40 % of
(a) $2,000 (b) $4,000
(c) S3,000 (d) $3,000

10). A boy scored 90% in a test. If the maxi-
mum mark was 40, then the girl's mark was

a) 32

(b) 36

11). The average of three numbers is99. The
average of the first two is 100. Find the third
a) 297 {b) 200
(c )12 (d) 97
12. 6 + i6 + 1i 3= ?
(a) 182 ,! "'
(0 ) d) '.

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a -.:' b) 66260
(c } -. d) 66160

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SUNDAY CHRONJCLE. February .9,. QQ., z9


Guyanahas lost a ICC U-19 World Cup was a

good and faithful son

... Tribute by Cosmo Hamilton

FLAGS will not be flown at half mast this week On public
buildings in Georgetown, and needless to say there will
not be any designated official period of mourning for
Desmond 'Watto' Watkins who passed peacefully from
time to eternity last Thursday, February 9.
But he was a tangible icon who meant so much to so many
yet he never sought headlines or craved the spotlight. He was
not a national hero yet he was internationally known in the
cricketing fraternity.
'Watto', as he was called, was a fixture at the Georgetown
Cricket Club as a dressing room attendant, net practice bowler,
and mentor for much of his life.
He was a proud Guyanese, quite simply a decent man of
modest means, well-liked and respected by all those whose lives
he touched. And despite the absence of all of the trappings of
:riional honour, his family, his friends, and colleagues ensured
that he made a dignified exit.
Am\nng his multitude of friends of inicrna.iinial acclaim is
former H\est Indies captain, now ICC referee Chue Lloyd, who
considers him more or less a member of his family. On visits to
Guyana however brief, Lloyd would contact Watkins tc be ap-
prised of his health and well-being.
Speaking from his home in Manchester, England, Lloyd la-
mented Watto's passing as a great personal loss and wishedhe
could have attended his funeral. Lloyd left for Sydney. Austra-
lia, on February 14, where he attended a memorial for the late
Australian media mogul Kerry Packer on Friday, and then trav-
elled to Bangladesh on official ICC business.
The legendary left-hander recalled fondly Watkins
bowling to him at net practice as far back as the early 60s
at DCC as well as Bourda, and if the ball was hit only
fractionally in the air, Watto would claim that he was hav-
ing difficulty reading his delivery, and that he would have
been out caught.
Lloyd would then remind Watkins that according to the
rules of the game of cricket he was only allowed nine fieldsmen,
and that they would
have had tob blessed
with Herculean athletics
"skills to make such
Over the years
1 I Watkins had bowled to
Great batsmen from all of
Sthe visiting West Indies
touring teams since the
late 50s, including Sir
Garfield Sobers, Rohan
Kanhai. and the 3 Ws -
in fact he has claimed to
have clean-bowled Sir
Worrell with a googly.
DESMOND'WATTO' WATKINS And it is apposite to
mention that all of the
past players, including Greenidge. Haynes, Richards and
Hooper. as well as many of the present players like
Chanderpaul. Sarwan and King. speak affectionately and re-
.pectfully about Desmond Walkins.
In 1979 Watto made what was his first and perhaps his
only trip abroad when he was given an all-expenses paid vaca-
tion to Barbados by then West Indies captain to attend the Aus-
tralia/West Indies Super Test at Kensington Oval. As I recall.
Watkins travelled then in the company of Sylvia Lloyd, late
mother of Clive Lloyd, and Marjorie Gibbs. late mother of
former West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs.
He thoroughly enjoyed the trip and even worked the
players' dressing room at Kensington as though it were
his own at Bourda. He I- as just that kind of man.
To nany of uLs Watto was our link to the past when one of
the simple pleasures of lile was to linger outside of the Bouirda
ground after a big match with such characters as the late lack
Waterloo. and 'Cowboy, and Bow Tie, and Morgan. analysing
the day's play with incisive commentary until well into the
night. This good-natured man took us back to a time when tak-
ing drugs meant simply swallowing a couple of Whizz. or an
injection of penicillin. or an antibiotic.
He made us remember a time when it was safe to drive a
taxi to earn an honest living.
Watto would be sorely missed not by those whom he graced
with his presence each day. but by many of uis who visited
from abroad periodically. No longer will we be greeted at Bourda
by his warml embrace and constant gaaf.' his knowledge of the
ganie. his coge nt assessment of tle local talent. and his coloulrul
seriess. And when the world comes to visit in 2007 Wallo would
not he there to greet them except perhaps in spirit.
Ver quieCtlcy Guyanai has lost a good and faithful son and
C.e ha\e all lost a good friend.
Butil I, \\ork on arith in done. And as the late (iil\inese,
poel lauireal ('c\Cland llHniitllon wrote upio the pas il i )of
h\\'alii' s il, 1 0 ir ;l- ,\\'o1 l J (1] Nl arch 1 .. I ';., "I) lI] -
l1w' ci'nd )l ,i ',ICll', P lav\ \\ill rcs nulce in ollici1'1 \,,o Ie,,. i l ^ ] '

learning experience -- Johnson

By Ravendra Madholall

skipper Leon Johnson said
that the International
Cricket Council (ICC) Youth
World Cup in Sri Lanka was
a learning experience for
him and the rest of the team.
The team returned home on
Friday night after losing to In-
dia at the quarter-final stage.
Eighteen-year-old Johnson
told Chronicle Sport that his
team was very committed and
he believed that the players
have shown significant improve-
"The guys really played
hard cricket. They were very
dedicated and committed to the
game but we were very disap-
pointed in not reaching the fi-
nal. Credit must go to the India
team, though, who had played
the better cricket," Johnson
The left-hander who
scored a solid 117 not out
against Pakistan in their
third warm-up match prior to
the prestigious event said
that his coach Roddy Estwick,

manager Jimmy Adams and
physiotherapist Phyllis
Burnette had done a good job
with the team.
"Jimmy was very inspira-

West Indies Under-19 cap-
tain Leon Johnson
tional and he imparted his
knowledge well and was very
cooperative while coach Estwick
was also instrumental along
with Burnette in all areas,"
Johnson revealed.

Asked why he had not
done much bowling in the en-
tire tournament Johnson
stated: "The bowlers were up
to the standard and I felt that
I wasn't needed, so I decided
not to bowl in the matches."
Johnson said that his
deputy, Trinidadian Jason
Mohammed, was very coopera-
tive in terms of getting the task
done and was always encourag-
ing the players to keep going.
The Windies captain also
pinpointed his compatriot
Gajanand Singh along with Wil-
liams Perkins, left-arm wrist-
spinner Rishi Bachan and
Shamarh Brooks for excelling in
their respective areas.
The Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) all-rounder has
made his intentions clear that he
will be eyeing a spot in the na-
tional team which has qualified
for the regional Carib Beer
four-day tournament.
"My club (GCC) has
reached the semi-final stage in
the Guyflag Demerara first-di-
vision cricket competition and I
would like to score heavily to
gain a spot in the Guyana team

for the semi-final encounter
against Barbados in April,"
Johnson declared.
Johnson also mentioned
that the players were given the

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opportunity to watch the first
day of the final Test match be-
tween hosts Pakistan and India.
The Caribbean team played
five warm-up matches against
Pakistan's Under-19 where they
won only two.
Further warm-up games
against New Zealand and Sri
Lanka (one each) saw them
record consecutive victories.

... Board forced to revert to original five matches

Zimbabwe about turn on Kenya series

By Steven Price in Harare

ZIMBABWE have dropped controversial plans to reduce the
forthcoming one-day series against Kenya from five to three
matches after the board was condemned by the ICC for its ac-
tion over this and the proposed tri-nation series in Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe had agreed to play Kenya in five ODIs, but last
week this was reduced to three matches without explanation, and
without the Kenyans even being consulted or notified. On Thurs-
day, a source inside Zimbabwe Cricket said that Kenya would be
given an ultimatum accept the revisions or the tour would be can-
celled. He added that this decision had come from Ozias Bvule. the
board's managing director, although this cannot be confirmed.
But it is understood that Bsvule. who was in Dubai for an ex-
ecutive meeting. was given a tough time over Zimbabwe's conduct
and its complete failure to keep other boards advised of the situa-
tion. Earlier this month. ZC wrote to the ICC confirming the five
matches and asking for ICC officials to be provided, so officials in
Dubai were surprised at the about turn.
Bvute is reported to have claimed that the change was be-
cause ZC could not provide TV coverage for third-umpire de-
cisions for five games. However, under ICC regulations, TV
replays are not needed for ODIs where a Full Member plays
an Associate, as is the case
Insiders believe that Zimba-
S b\\ are l c deeply worried d thai
Kenva might win the series and
S.. so leapfrog themn in the ICC ODI
S '' Rankings. thus depri\ ing them of
S ', a place in lhe lucrative ICC ('hail-
- plons Trophy play-oIffs. ZC are
l t also rumoured to be in deep fi-
nancial trouble. so much so that
.1 \. B utle is thouighl to have made an
ij unsuccessful cbid to gel the ICC
e executive to atl\anlce his board
SioneV dtuc frl'llom ne\t eCXicar
'World C'ip.
OZIAS BVUTE Kenva arrive in Zilnhbalwe
on Thursday and will play t wo
matches inl Hulawayo and three inl Harare. The. have been
training hai'd under their ilneN coach. Roger Harper. and do
not lack ill experience. Zinllbal)h\, however. haIe o il becen
together th o \weeks since tlie end of the player strike andi coll-
tain jic'i faces \ilth anll real iiiteratioiuin;! \eplosure. lThe\ are
;-l uider''1 c''Ichi. ke'in ('ll ii'ih!;. si iti iini tlic'\ loiha\P not
; i X\s sd'- ,\'- t<'1 c'

who suspended themselves from Test cricket last month, simply
have to win to prove they have arrested the slide.
The two met last October when Kenya toured and played
a side labelled Zimbabwe A, but one which contained most of
their best players, such as Tatenda Taibu and Heath Streak.
Kenya won 3-0. Since then, the player drain inside Zimbabwe
has continued apace. (Cricinfo)

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Sm... sP.r T CHRONiCL

Nepal snatch Plate

final in thriller

By Andrew McGlashan

NEPAL pulled off a thrilling
one-wicket win in the ICCU/
19 Plate final against New
Zealand, with two balls to
spare after they appeared to
be dead and buried at 75 for
6. Basant Regmi was the
hero with an incredible all-
round performance, hitting a
sparkling 66 off 74 balls to
follow his 3 for 41.
Scores: Nepal 205 for 9
(Regmi 66) beat New Zealand
204 (Astle 66, Regmi 3 for 41)
by one wicket.
However, he wasn't alone
in the amazing finish as Ratan
Rauniyar showed his batting
prowess after Nepal had started
the final ten overs needing 70 to
win. When Rauniyar carved the
winning boundary backward of
square it sparked scenes of wild
celebrations as all of the Nepal
players and staff sprinted on to
the field.
They had reached the Plate
final in 2002 but lost to Zim-

babwe; this time they pulled it
off ... and in amazing circum-
stances. Shock results have been
like London buses in this tour-
nament: it may have taken 38
matches for the first when
Nepal downed South Africa -
but then another came along al-
most straight away.
Roy Dias, Nepal's Sri
Lankan coach, could hardly
contain his joy: "After the
2002 final it is just great that
we have got across the line -
for the players and the coun-
try. People will celebrate a
lot because it is very impor-
tant for Nepal. We have
beaten two Test-playing na-
tions and that's a great
achievement for the young-
sters as they can now believe
in themselves."
Dias added that he never
thought the target was out of
reach: "I knew we had batsmen
lower down the order and we
just needed a partnership. Even
with one wicket left we only
need a run-a-ball plus the odd

Net Rockers

Inter-ward foot-

ball starts today

DEFENDING champions Amelia's/Kara Kara combined
will open their defence of the Net Rockers annual inter-
ward football championship tonight against Mines/West
Watooka/Canvas City at the Mackenzie Sports Club
ground as part of a double-header feature.
The opening game at 18:00 h game is between Amelia's
Ward/Kara Kara who meet Mines/West Watooka/Canvas City
combined with the other game at 20:00h bringing together
Wisroc/Block 22 against the Half Mile/One Mile unit.
Tournament organiser Marion Washington told Chronicle
Sport that Ansa McAl Trading is the main sponsor and the
winning prize is $80 000 and a trophy, the second player gets
$50 000 and third $20 000. The tournament which began in
1989 was won by Central Mackenzie. Between 1997and 2004
the competition was not staged but last year Amelia's Ward
won the tournament.
Washington said several new players are likely to be show-
cased in the tournament which will allow for new faces in the
various communities to be part of the tournament which has
attracted some eight ward teams.
The other teams are Clristianburg/Blueberry Hill who
take on Silvercity/Valley in the first game next Friday at
18:00 h and Central Mackenzie who match skills with
Scheme/Silvertown/Buck combined at 20:00 h to complete
the double header. (Joe Chapman)

Women's teams invited to

DCB annual general meeting
THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) at its Annual General
Meeting (AGM) on January 29, formally accepted the re-
sponsibility for Women's cricket to be integrated into the
mainstream of Guyana's cricket as mandated by the ICC
through the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
In tlis riegi.ard Ihe l)clmeara Cricket Board (DCB) at ilt ex-

as Technical Consultantl \iilh specific responsibilities to coolr-
dinate all activities rclati\ce to \Vomen's Crickel in Denicrar.
The board is therefore inviting all clubs with existing
and expectant women's teams to attend its AGM tomor-
row at the GNIC Sports Club Woolford Avenue, Thomas
l.ands from 17:00 h.

The captain, Kanishka
Chaugai was equally
thrilled: "It's a big achieve-
ment for me because, for a lot
of this side, it is the last time
we will play Under-19 cricket
and to take home some sil-
verware from the Plate is
Chasing targets has been
Nepal's problem in this tour-
nament and they again ap-
peared to be caving in under
the pressure. After a prom-
ising opening stand of 36,
wickets tumbled at regular
intervals as the Kiwis tight-
ened the noose. But Nepal
hadn't got to this stage of the
tournament without having
some real fight and now

showing as the final overs
came into view.
With four overs to go they
needed 34; by the last it was
down to nine. The Kiwis were
rattled, so much so that they
conceded a no-ball in the final
over because they didn't have
four fielders inside the circle.
That was the moment they fi-
nally cracked with the next ball
Nepal secured an astonishing
All the New Zealanders
could do was stand with
hands on hips. They certainly
hadn't been at their best in
this match, but this was a bit-
ter pill to swallow.
Their batting had scraped to
204 thanks to Todd Astle's 66
then the bowlers, especially

Ratan Rauniyar and Raj Shrestha embrace after Nepal's
one-wicket win, against New Zealand in the Under-19
World Cup Plate Final.

they showed it in grand
Firstly, Regmi in partner-
ship with Prem Chaudhary be-
gan to fray some nerves in the
New Zealand camp. Still.
though, it was hard to think that
Nepal could turn the game on
its head, especially when
Chaudhary and Sashi Kcsari.
the Supersub. fell in quick suc-
cession to leave them f)lounder-
ing at 148 for 8.
Regmi, however, refused
to give in and encouraged
Rauniyar to hang in there

all they could to separate the
pai.l but slowly the pressure
began to tell. Fielders started
letting boundaries through
their legs and the tension was

Hamish Bennett. performed
their roles with aplomb for at
least 35 overs. However, they
have learnt and in the harshest
possible way that there is
never time to relax.
Colin Miunro had seemingly
settled any early nerves in the
field with two early wickets as
Nepal began their chase, and
some useful spin bowling meant
New Zealand had one hand on
the Plate.
However, it was only the
loosest of grips and the trophy
was snatched from their

ha\e been one of the stars in
this WVorld Cup. If today's Su-
per League final lives up to
this it viill be sonic match.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 19, 2006


Liverpool beat

Man Utd in FA Cup,

Newcastle win
LONDON, England (Reuters) Liverpool ended their 85-
year Manchester United jinx when a first-half Peter Crouch
header gave them a deserved 1-0 win in the FA Cup foot-
ball fifth round at Anfield yesterday.
They will be joined in the quarter-finals by Newcastle
United, who beat second division Southampton 1-0 with a goal
by Kieron Dyer in his first start since August, following his
recovery from a mystery illness.
Third division Brentford, who beat Sunderland in the last
round, went out after a 3-1 defeat at Charlton Athletic while
Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United drew 0-0 in a turgid
all-Premier clash at the Reebok Stadium.
Liverpool had not beaten United in nine FA Cup ties
spanning 85 years, including the 1996 and 1977 finals, but
were always in command of a shot-shy lunchtime kick-off.
United, record 11-time winners of the Cup and run-
ners-up last season, were desperately disappointing de-
spite fielding an attacking side and Liverpool keeper Pepe
Reina was not forced to make a worthwhile save on his
return from suspension.
Although Liverpool face Benfica in the Champions League
on Tuesday, coach Raphael Benitez also put out a full-strength
side who took control of
midfield from the start.

The goal came in the
19th minute when a deep :'. .
Steve Finnan cross
reached' an unmarked
Crouch whose excellent s '
header went in off both ''*
United failed to make
any impression in the first
half and were only margin- -
ally more involved in the \
second despite the addi- '' .
tion of halftime substi- PETER CROUCH
tutes Louis Saha and Alan
Smith after 77 minutes.
Their first serious shot on goal did not arrive until the 80th
minute when Ryan Giggs drove a right-footer over the bar.
Last month United grabbed a last-minute 1-0 league
win at Old Trafford and they had also scored two late goals
to snatch a 2-1 win in the teams' last FA Cup meeting in
United's 1999 treble year.
This time, even with seven minutes of added time, there
was to be no comeback.
That extra time was a result of lengthy treatment for Smith.
who landed in agony after trying to block a John Arne Riise
shot late in normal time and suffered a broken leg and dislo-
cated ankle.
"It's a really bad one and it's going to be very long term -
it is one of the worst I have seen." United manager Alex
Ferguson told MUTV.
Ferguson also claimed that Liverpool had played for "only
five minutes", felt his side had dominated the second half and
said the luck had been against them.
Match-winner Crouch said of his goal: "Liverpool against
Man United is probably the biggest fixture in English football
and so to get the winner is something special.
"We were heartbroken to lose in the last minute at Old
Trafford in the league and so this makes up for that and I
thought we deserved it overall," he told the Liverpool
Newcastle, who sacked manager Graeme Souness two weeks
ago, kept their season alive by reaching the last eight for the
sixth lime in 10 years.
They dominated the first half hut Southalptonl's 18- c;r-
old Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski \%as equal to Iheir
cIforts, saving particularly we\%ll from Shola Amneobi and then
aided by the post when Jean-Alain Boumsong heal himi to i
I cIc ouli do little i bi til til e lic l in the 68 minintetl h v,

Tle fiou remaining fifth round games will be played
today, including Chelsea at home to third division
Colchester United and an all-Premier clash between Aston
Villa and Manchester C'it.
The draw for the quarter-finals takes place tomorrow.

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. You are fast
approaching the time to prove that you have
really been studying all along, Are you
aware of this? If so or not, try to get your-
selves in a better shape for examination
success. Grease the wheels of friendship
within your study groups; keep away from
stressful situations, please. It will pay divi-
dends! Be careful now!


Solution to "Sentences"
1, ';Whch group of words is not a sentence?
Answer b) Giving your best
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Answer b) What isycour name?'
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lion, Answer a) lovers
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'ong Answer b) s pped anda jumped
5. Pick Out the word That joins the two simple
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therissi!. Answer c) because

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some; anybody
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m) Shirley'S, Ours, hers; iv) Sandy, me, her
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;,''-nero wnIuld you pJt S,'ecc'?

Telephone books

-e"lephonet books list Dronle's names in alpha-
betilcal o'der Fach page has guide w'nrds to
hcelpyou, Onei g.ider wrd tnlls theflirst pn.arnor n n
the page Ther ao-h- tells the last one, PRad the
pag hbe!c'w.

o-'uterWarren 1 C:.-i.:. .-. River -'.: 277-j.C3
Porter Wes ey, 9 Sampon 7' 5..'; J
-'*orter Dr 'Wi-a -2 'ir-r Avenue 22C-079
-Irn.' y PI 1 l :.It. 12 Beaach P -.. '- n:.
Powers Cedric 22 -lali Lane -55''-:
-' ,.. C,.';.-.. 386 :- .i..,.: I Avenue -. ':*- .
.__r. in 1 W m ." '65 F6 i r ..'ie.- ,. 32--. 112

Use ic. pagr --::"m te"cr t ,.-",-.. -.irk to an-
S:,- r -I. qije tic.ns.
1, What are -c g i do words for th :, 1r.?
Circle them.

2, Where doe. Celeste 'ra:lo' ir.le?

3, 'Wat 'no Fph'-ne. l -i..-rb.r 'ar Portnoy =ip'p

4, Vvhere would youV pat 'he name. :'oseop Fowel
on this page?

5, Would you put 1ed Pnwe-s before or after
Cedric Powvers?

6, Would you put the name Tom Pray on this


A, Synonyms are words that mean nearly the
same, Read the words in the Bank tbeow, They
are synonyms for underlined words in the story,
Write the synonym next to the word

begin rattled crashed
screamed flashed
stared pouLnded ternfiec

Rick w'as very (scared) __ The wAnd howled:,
S All the vindcAws (shook) in their
frames. The screen door ,banged) The
rain wou'd ('start}_ soon
Fosteps i(thuriped) across :ho porch
Yellow eyes (looked) at Rick through the
s,rreen, I lightning (flared: Rick cold see
the shape of an anirMal

B, Write syrncnyms for these words, Use a dic-
tonary to check yourwork
happy, under beside noise, wet, save, easy,


A, Antonyms are words that mean early oppo-
site. Change the meaning o this story, Ue an
an:onym f-tom the Barnk for each under:rine word.

late sad owned
yourger hard angry

Gwen was feenlng h apply) S Shr sat sm l.r-id
__ t 'her oldor) sister
"" is very (early)__ "1Morn, wil be i ploascd'
when she :.iTrs home' T hi r narre work was (easy)

B. Write ani'nynsfcr these bh acketd words

nfssin ;dra1pprd-, tr-,cat, The cat (growll-d)
SIt was (skinny) nd had a ; oni",

Ross e said. "'cu are i(r ugly)
irT, ,

cat and veL


Sharing an Experience

You ,,e..-i' on an a I-dr-ay b kc trip You went .,'* -n
somre ctass-rs rd .'nr pare-nts You saw
th.-: cOL.ntryside- You had pictures of what it
coked I ke The sun was ho.

:'%rie- a letter to a friend out of town. Desenbe
the bike trip. Use al five scrsps Tell what you
saw, heard, fe'., smelled, and tasted. Remem-
berto use today's date Say how much you an-
;cyod it Writ the gr acrtir. closing, and signa-
ture, too.

Building Up!

Describing with your Senses

Pretend you are working at a food table at a
street fair You have cookies, pizza, and pret-
zels You have fresh mangoes and pickles, too.
Pick one thing you want to sell most of all, Write
a description Tell how it looks, feels, smells, and
sounds. Make someone want to buy it. Be ready
to read your description aloud to a listening ear,

2/17/2006, 7:47 PM

Sunday Chronicle, February 19, 2006

Page XII
U I-

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

Job Summary

The incumbent will be required to co-ordinate the development
and implementation of a marketing programme to be approved
by Top Management with the objective of ensuring the
achievement of the strategic goals of the Company; especially
as it relates to corporate marketing and achievement of sales

The person appointed will be required to lead marketing
personnel in ensuring the plan is executed, inclusive of
managing and effecting sales promotion programmes
aimed at escalating the market share of the business and to
provide an information system of available marketing facts anc
market share.

Job Requirements:

The successful person should have a
University Level Business Degree/Diploma and
at least five (5) years post qualification experience
in a reputable commercial enterprise of which
three (3) years should be at a managerial level.

Persons with demonstrated marketing skills, capable of
delivering sales budgets, profit forecasts in association with
proven entrepreneurial leadership skills would be favourably


Attractive Salary and benefits will commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

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A sound secondary education.
At least 3 years Marketing experience.
Computer literate and have knowledge of
Word Processing Software.
Excellent Communicating skills
Pleasant personality.

Kindly send written applications to:
The Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 10320

ki-. IM o.-*-r ).Q ri i.,.. .-a,-, n tnnA



Suinabl pr>.-qualified contractors are requested to submit sealed quotations for the under-
mentioned works/supplies:


(a) Bridges
Construction of footbath bridges (10)
(i) Tain (ii) No. 79 Village (iii) Liverpool (iv) Black Bush Polder
(v) Crabwood Creek (vi) Whim (vii) Sisters, EBB

(b) Buildings
Rehabilitation of Amerindian Hostel Springlands

(c) Drainage & Irrigation
(i) Construct and backfill greenheart timber revetments
(a) 52/74 NDC area
(b) Seaforth
(c) Bolaro Sluice
(ii) Rehabilitation of Timber Bridges
(a) Lesbeholden (2)
(b) Mibicuri
(c) Johanna
(d) Yakusari
(iii) Construct and backfill R/C structures
(a) 52/74 Manarabisi
(b) East Bank Berbice
(c) Macundu
(iv) Rehabilitation/Excavation of Drainage & Irrigation Canals
(a) Bush Lot West Drainage Canal
(b) No. 51 South Sideline
(c) No. 48 Middle Walk Irrigation Canal
(d) Whim main collector drain
(e) Whittaker Cross Manarabisi (empoldering)

(i) Land and Water Transport (Supply & Deliver) at N/AAdmin. Office
(a) 1 Fiber glass boat on metal trailer with 75 HB outboard engine
(b) 6 100 cc motor cycles
(c) 2 125 cc motor cycles
(ii) Furniture & Equipment -Administration
(a) Computer with accessories (110V). (Please quote w arrantl /made.)
(b) Metal four-drawer steel filing cabinets with locks
(iii) Health Supply & deliver to New Amsterdam Hospital
(i) Medical equipment & office furniture. Check with Regional Executive
Officer (REO) for more details.
(iv) Education -Supply & deliver to various schools/offices
(a) Schools & office funiture/equipment. Check with REO for more details.
(v) Dietary -(Supply & deliver) Check with REO for more details.
(vi) Janitorial and cleaning supplies Supply and deliver to New Amsterdam
Hospital.'Check with REO for more details.
(vii) Stationery & Office Supplies Supply and deliver (Health) Check with
REO for more details.
(viii) Supply and deliver poly tubes
(a) Black Bush Polder NDC Office (various sizes). Check with REO for more details.

3.Contractors tendering for works must ensure that they inspect all w ork sites or seek
clarification (s) where necessary before submitting their bids since no verification i ill be

4.Tenders for Lot 1 (a & b) bridges and buildings can be uplifted from the Regional
Accounting Unit. New Amsterdam. while those in respect of (c) Drainage and Irrigation
can be uplifted from the Hydraulics Office. Whim. all at a non-refundable cost of fifteen
hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per item in each sub-lot.

5.Tender documents for Lot II supplies w ith detailed specifications can be uplifted from
the Regional Accounting Unit at a non-refundable cost of one thousand dollars ($1.000)
per sub-lot (i-viii).

6.Tender for each job or supply in sub-lots must be secured separately in a plain sealed
envelope marked the job/supply tendered for. addressed to the Chainman. Regional Tender
Board and deposited in tlhe tender bok located at the Regional Adiniistration Building.
Vir man's Erven. New Amsterdam. Berbice. Valid certificates of compliance from the
GGu~ana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme must accompany tender

7. Closing date for tenders is February 27. 2006 at 09:00 hrs.- Contractors/suppliers or
their representatives may be present at the opening immediately after the closing of the
tender box.

8.TheRegional Tender Board reserves the right not to accept the lowest tender and to
disqualif an y tender for non-compliance without assigning any reasoi(s). .

Rcgionail .I\ccUdive Officer
Region 6
East Berbice. Corentyie: '



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Guyana Chronir

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SPECIAL f0th anniversary meetings are extended to
Mr. and Mrs. Ramlakhan-of Canada who celebrate
their special day on February 24. Love and best
wishes from their six loving children, especially Buddy
and family of Gdrana, oth relatives and friends.

.U *'^

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mr.
and Mrs. Szala of Lodge Housing Scheme who
celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on February
14. Greelings from Iheir children Nickesha and
Movina, other relatives and friends.

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I m I
SPECIAL anniversary greetings are extended to
Jonathan and Elene Tulsie who celebrate Iheir 161h
weddinQ anniversary\ on February 25. GreelinQs from
their parents, Aposlle and Rosy Tulsie, and their
beautiful daughter
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By Norman Faria

The average person in Guyana and most of
the Caribbean countries may hazard a guess at what
that word means. A hunting weapon thrown by whirling
a projectile around your head? A type of skirt? A native
people's (Amerindian) dish? A brand of washing machine

Nor even close. It's a pit and pebble strategy game which origi-
nared thousands of years ago in Africa and was brought to the west-
ern hemisphere by African slaves. It is played by two persons on a
rectangular shaped game board, one foot-and-a-half in length with a
row of six hand-sized trays on each side.
Manufacturing I for modem day enthusiasts at his small "fac-
lorv" in his SI James, Barbados home is Lee Farnum-Badley, a Ven-
ezuelan born retired economist who is ably helped in the "labour of
love" by his Guyanese-born wife, Margaret.
Lee says the game evolved from a counting instrument used by
engineers and accountants of the ancient Kush civilisation of the Up-
per Nile more than 5000 years ago.
"It must have then transferred to the Atlantic with traders
sailing down the Niger River from Central Africa. Two variants
of the game came across the Atlantic to Barbados with African
slaves: one version from the Asante and the other from Yoruba.
In Barbados, the Iwo games must doubtlessly be counted among
the island's finest examples of anthropological heritage. The
rules and tools of both games have been faithfully preserved
over the ages, handed down accurately from generation to gen-
eration," he said while extolling its virtues at the Caribbean
Gift and Craft Show in Barbados.
How nz II played' Farum's instructions pamphlet coming with
his games is detailed He however sums it up: "At the start of a
round, four seeds are placed in each tray or 'house' divided between
the two players In a series of calculated and complex moves with a
player redistributing seeds following a counter-clockwise path from
house to house around the board, each player needs to capture a
majonly of the 48 seeds on the board."
Why did ii survive? Wasn't most original culture lost during sla-
very' Lee answers "It was driven underground. Its survival can
therefore only be attributed to the game's superb ingenuity. Warri's
techmncal integnty as a game of skill, sets it squarely among the
world's finest strategy games. It is simpler to learn than chess and

can be played at any level with
great enjoyment. Because it has
no luck factors, however, mas-
tery at competitive levels calls
for close evaluation of the
evolving circumstances of the
board and much forward think-
Traditionally, the game
board is made of wood (the
original counting device was ap-
parently stone). But Lee makes
his "modern" set from
thermoformed polystyrene. In-
stead of "horse nickars" from

- LEE-Farnum-Bedley and his Guyana-born wife, Margaret.

the Caesalpinia bonduc tree, tra
grassroots village level, Lee's sets
The instructions pamphlet is
ish or German.
How are things going with s;
the USAID office in Barbados a
and Commercial Centre before i
that with the United Nations De
are going well. He gets steady or
America and Europe.
It's catching on with Barbadi
ing extinct when older aficionado
to pass it on. Last year, Lee org
ment in Barbados.
Strangely, the game is absent
ibbean such as Jamaica, the Doi
Rico. It is also not known on mai
cluding Guyana) except in small p1
the Eastern Caribbean have introt
point the reasons for this but rese
He has "Guyana-roots". WI
grandfather John Parry Fan
Guiana in search of a fortune i
the Northwest District in the I
in Caracas, Venezuela where h
ing at the time. At age 10, he
Barbados. His parents later jo
in 1961 and his father return
his maternal Aunt Lady Stob
Justice at the time, Guyana-bo
Lee and Margaret (nee Bir
and event decorator, love entertain
house. Lee plays the Venezuela
sings with a parang group. The c
from Guyana and Churrazco, a.cl
SThe couple has three child
1 bot from Lee's previous i
pievious'mamage. B elove per&d
is a frequent refrain from passe
provide endless distractions and
For more information on t
chase a set, contact






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Hello boys and girls 27. C -:,r p.as to measure the an-l'r 'l
t's good to meet again with you today. -A1 :,ii a,, (iv}.li. -. al l.'_il insrtrurne-l should he use?
Today you will continue from last week's ,&sii: :i) and ii c, y (D) Rain Gauge
test, to test your knowledge on what you i.CI ,1 (iv) and ;ij cr 1' 'Vii weather con'ltions will most
have learned through out the pass year. ,Di (i ,.') andi i.1 on y likely destroy farmer b:own's crops?
That Is in the form of multiple-choice.
34 Terr-rites i('od ants) cuL :d be founds I Rain II Floods
Continue form number:- living in all of the following areas except. Ill Strorg wirds
IV Dark. clouds
32. Geovanni forecasts weamuer condi- (A) under a rilingo. r.
tions such as temperature, rainfall, wind speed (B) in the roo' D) II and Ill '"
and atmn spheric pressure using various (C) on the woodern fernce. 29. Which of tiese objects is most likely to'
instruments. (D, in the lora grass float ona after ? (C) Plastic
Be I,'.A is a diacran of :ne h LIu'an excretory
(A) Metle-r-ologist. -) B oloiisi. 35. The we:athe r' an r rep:'ted '-,t e -. 'iD r. SLt' i adri enfar (sw-er questions
(C) Botanist .Ci Astrcloqis9 w:l1 be a S'iUT* -'F 'E w"ir :r bowing 30 -anJ 2'
at a greatt :: r at 1K 15 hrs on ',,e:.-.-. .Jr a..
33.Which state ert beIo' is true ab Lut i*::-***' two nitI u Lnei. ::jh,.l a student use .
flo',erig. plants? test these c c.-n.i:'r]? t ?

(A) An.rer ICrieter and win d vane

Answers to last week's questions
(i)They have paralie& or nel-veined leaves 30. Which part of the excretory system the
(i iTh ey all make their own food 26. Which process in the wader cycle fills 'eler B rep events. (.) Left Kidney
ikiin They have tap or fibrous roots up lakes, ivers and seas? 31 What conveys the une from the kidney to

36-.- I" EN-* 5 n i,,ec-
A nswe rs to .ast week's ... ......... ...

Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. For your
time-table to be effective you can do the fo -
lowing things.
- Pin up your time-table on a wall in a promi-
nent place, e.g. above your table or desk, or
on the fridge o where you wash the dishes.
-As you revise, include any unfinished work you
still have to do as part of your studies
- Improve your interaction with your time-table
Good confidence is what you need for good
success Love you


Some useful Notes on Guyana
The original inhabitants of Guyana were :hce
- -n i-' Eii.n- T c-: DL'r:h came inthe 16" century
and t'-: Ther-~were -h rj.Ts of rulri'n *--' ':
i-1 ~c Dutch, British, and French u..tii lth.i 19'
1.-,'. ry In 1il14 R.i'-, ; ti i ., succeeded in l -. -
ing Guyana as its. own -.-:r.:- ih state.. GC.. l n.:F
-.' J I .i.., ;i i rule I i its .- I.:: --Ii in
C"4."*" ..' ya a .. .."- C-- f '- : .-i i-. t-f i, Status
in 1970.

Solution to "Some 0_...-stions to answer
S)-. -uid L' i T,
a 'c" o- s the a -e :f i, *i -I itn ,1 sq au e T C4iei
anc : i krJomete-s'? Answer: :.: .1 n-i or
;' 14 9 klk

2, What can be said a out tho con-maralIvo s Zc0s
o'Greal Br ian and GLuy.a- a A .,Aer _.yana ri" -
Grea- Bniran are roughly of the sare size.
3.What ca- be said abc.t Hogg Island and Barba-
dos Ar.swr.- Ho..gg sIi an.rd a-: Barbados are
roughly of :re same lc' 't.h..
4. Ab 'ui wvhat "r.:i,' nta.. . .:1 :: ,y n,. i is 1$ eSz :di.,? .
Answer Over 0S ::.
5. G '.. HI Ili)narae --,'h-- p(u::-ul:l'.: i" O. :.a:.;[a
city. Arlsw.e- ,:h:..t 1'.:"." nflL
6. On -'e coast -he heat is g--:a:t- How do tr.,
breea :- s hi i, i' i;t ::-;'.X ,I -n1111 '. i... :.:'t;. '. Ii K:':-; hiea
'.*-s'r: TI-e -.,:in: br-e -eesfan the :.esaC -air

upon the i.'ie : f the U .:,

. :- ..r ," .
9, ,n w,,' hiat sida i the, rn,'. is Ir.'. -I 3 1:;', _- a nI to
T e,;-r, n Gu ,._,.: he.,

Answer me F l-: nilnn questions quickly. YOL are
[ 1-. ' .. to oo ',you r otes only u Ipo c A in'p e-
pn heofth .-- exerfse
1. '-at si a perse th'o cmes lnto a cI un:r,-,, anc
Sets uC hc''i .: I -
n. ~ as C: f er :.lr- tA .*. h. : '-.- s pie PA ton ,3 o. n
:3 What iS t imacinar.; - hic divides i ccart-
i -'to t heT ph-r -es- i -
4 ',.t ats the c-st:,p^ c;rtabruic su cC 'o a rop i
,.5 : i :.l - l f _

5. ame there entities that look after security and
protecton oTproperty of persons
6. Name the first Guyanese to form a Trade Union
in Guyana to fight for better wages and working
*..ndit )n:-
What orfani-.alon bargains for teachers' salary and
,.*^.**.- i g[i .:. n-:. hi,'na!s?
7 The fastest means of getting a message to
ShIt"err :i-n r.::afr um-a from Georgetown is his
S. Was t "- -.- u e' f t. .t e tn ,,ta'yof the Esseq;ibo
i*. er that Fort Kykh over-Al was built?
' Name a hir l-.! l:ari .. Oastinalion that has an air-
=.rr.'r "ectiy ,-.c nected wit~ it.
1 W\hai is te-: bi.'c-.st island:- Ti- Esseq-Jbo River?
11 Iih *1r ni~. rr-eri has tiee fl:-wirg wo ds writ-
ten on.n i' Toc rhe. mneory of five sugar workers

12. .,'.a: -ar0], -. i oay is marked by23V' Febru-

t 3.1 s a-t' "r namr'e :.:f r e'hrrad use-d ',her
i.,'-, -- a c. : -s tsits products toC ar bbean courtiies
* ii .fp.. .. i.-,.l...-.I:- from therm if not, what Is.t?
14. Many s swri'ls are built near rivers becau3seof
S. use~ f' tHo ,i''r.
I NaMr-e -- ways -'" i no r'..j-.
16. NamP n.%ny syr-bc s that are pu: together'
for I -' u Ccat cf Ar
17 '' sch 'a er, is c nd 1 n--e 'c RIver?
1 'Rc, o-n Pc GCuyant a rmap s Daic fori.e ?
I19' 1 t- i"n he Guy."-3 map s '* A- 'vR er [. . ?
2: Na r tlrC e wvays by ,,hic a-- indi;vjcua ray
>4 iK U 4tL1/d

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Howard: ve jia.st fin sies a piece of ha.rkr7roaiind
Lisa: BacKgrcl.rd music? Oh, like the music
they're piay;ng here now:
Howard: Yes. You hear il e'.veryitiere restauiranl5s.
airports, super.rarkets, depart'nenl stejrs -
Bill: In banks, too. I ro:_ed it wf.tle we w-ere in
the bank Ioday
Lisa: Did ycu7 I didn't,
Howard. You're not supposed to ronice it. It's just
there, in ihe background it's supposed xo influence
your attitudes, put -y', in Ite right mood.
* Lisa: I'm not sure 1 like that idea
How'ard Well, it seems to work. Compani:as pay
millions of dollars every year for backgroLurd mu-
sic. Its supposed to give you a ottler feel-rg about
yourself and the people a round you. Factores use
it a lot. It makes me workers happy, and ihey work
better that way. In one factory, music inc-easerd
production 4.5 percent
BIll: I should think they'd get tired of hearing
music all day
Howard They don't though One fellow in Sar
Fernando told me, "if the music stops, ar-nebody
always runs to the telephone to complain."
Lisa Now that I think about lI can't remember
w'hep 'here wastn t background music in restaurants
and stores.
Howard That shows how young you are actually y
it all lsarid during World lWr I:1 iwhen some fato--
ris had their own orc- estras to ": ec e ,' rke a h si r.-
and calm. Now, of zours e, :e nrrsic is piped in to
a mrac-ine, and different kinds of music are played
aid ffterenit times d'Luri;g to-iL, day. Thoy play fis.eOr
music at ten in the -rnm"rg 1rian al eight, for in-
stance, bu"a-ase workers tend to be C.'.t'L1 ii ri
Sill: VWiat about -e.staurants? Do they l..y the
same music for luiiih arUn dniinr'i
Howard: 1 don't n war ,. r-i.. r t al but Iknoit. rrat -i -
burger places play fast music. When ti-.y .taile.i
playing aster music, they found that a customer
spent -nly seved''IIL. ak1 i r LIL s cal Ig TiL tin!-,' "':iS
tweny tvo-i mrinru-e he fore that.
Lisa So tll -, 'aoje more PkL pl-I coming in and
out to buy ha mh a-ers
Howard. Exactly, I.,- l Ia's 3 for tLusi r-; ::- You
can see vwy music has become so .:11i.-. In
Scanton, for i'sla--i:: thirty, differently u,-ii'opar-'Ls are
sell rng tb-kro u.nd music services.
Lia I csrtl I nm k thl-c's 3so-r'clhir ai.a ult t that I
don t qi. ila like.
Howard: I know what you imei-a1, but lots of people
-,or t agree with you, ihe Xerox Corp,.oral rr in
Ronda-e spends more than S80 000 a year for
background music. Pnsons use it, and farmers use
it to keep their caiie calm, It's even supposed to
have an effect on plants.
Bill: Well i t may calm cattle, but it's nol making
me forget; m hungry Let's try to get that waitress
bring to us a menu.

,'. Reao thi conversatior once or twice more and
note the following particulars:
(a) The relationship between the persons speak-
(b) Howard's ffrend.
(C) How Howard earns his living.
(d) Places where background music is played
(e) Lisa does not like the background musi-c Can
you guess why9

2. Write a letter lo a friend IeTng him or her about
nac re-. hnI- .s that Ithrai-rst you oujwaJday Include
1ne information whichh the ,-in'.-e-sation prov'ided if
it is new to you

The Poern
I found a dimpled spider, fat and vh iic.
Cr a wnr:e 1ea a :l, holding up a main.
L ke a vwt.te piece of white satin :;lolh -
iAssoried characters of death and blight
Mi.xed ready to bLai:i the rncmnirq right.
Like the 'rgredieents of a a.nh's broth -
A snow-drop spider, a flowo-- like -filti'
And dead wings carried like a paper kite
'Ahat had tha! twow.-er to do with being wn0te
The wayside blue and innocent neai-all'
atiat brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white mot"h thiither in the night?
'Ai at but design of darkness to appa:l" -
If design governs in a thig so small
Robe4 Frostg

1. What is the poem :a kng about' ;
2 Give a rnarito the poe',
3. Wtat are the folirwrg- hel a7l satir cloth,
.'ilch i b"ctl kirdred spidc. d'esin of darkl.es,'
4. What is meant by the phrase .ss..-e, charac-
ters of duLai and 3gqnri '"
5. Copy o" a figure Cf speech and: name it. Say
how appropratle itis to Iiu poc s r n.r- sag
6. Xbo ^d you say th'. the poem is ,'7.1 i 1..'
your pirscir reas'i":"


Turr :"e 'rll,:n',ing rnto Rer-i-ted or C rer:
S'ch. :RL* r 'r :; blr II ,, ,r I, you are turn-
ing Dirre:t into Ir.drei-.1 S?.e echr yi.. -' and "our"
in D~U: .Ct.L':Lli c boLj become ':i.i, '; I a nd
'"y. hol'n ber'-rTe ',. r- If you are not careful
vUL Wilt ,d.i "' .' ma 11i pronoun refers. S-r.ie contexts do nol
make a clear point of reference so tc .:adcr
needs to be helped '..*;hna F pron .1. is not
clear a noun should be ;, :st iLliU J for it )

1 ,r .' ./LL I J' ...' L,- I':. l. iJ'.. 1 to 11a.:
the g-lrnes" asked.
2. 'If you do ri'e move from -erCi by o-morrow," i .
no ice.ran said "1 s-..-il have to compel yu to do
so "
3, '1I d not believe," declared the referee, '"hat the
centre-forward .vas off-side ,,+w-n he suco-ed the
goal." ;
4: I asked, 'kV.erer do I go from here?"
5, 'The situation no.6,, argued 's never what it is
aast year nor what it i'i be nexi yea

Developing a Fictiomnal Narrative
Like any ether narrative, a fictional nar.rati,*e tells a
story. A short storp:S a fictional narrative built around
a complication Note the characters, the setting
ine events that form the plot, and the point of view
from which the story in Literature model is told be-
low. You will note tha lthe characters are not using
standard language This is permitted.

They went out from the house. The sun tumedthe
sweat of Durante to hot water and then dried his
skin so that his clothes felt transparent 'Tony. I

gc.rt be mean." said Ci..rarre. "Stand right there
where I can see you. Cor'i try to get close. Now
is:-en The sheriffs gonna be along ihis trail some-
lime t-aay, looking for me. e II load up htir'elf
ard all his garg w-th water out of your tanks. Thnen
ih. 11 follow my s;gn across 'ie desert. Get me?
He'll follow if he 'ines water on the place. Bul he's
not gonna find ,/'aTer'.
"What you done, poor Dick?'" said Tony. *Now
look, I couid hide you in tie old wine cellar where
nobody -'
"The sheriff's nol ~ganna find wale ,' said Ouranle.
'11 s gonna be I ke this."
He pu: the rifle to his shoulder aimed, fired. The
shot struck the base of the nearest tank, ranging
down !h rough the bollo in Asernicrcle of darkness
be-gar to stain the soil near the edge of the iron wall.
Tony fail on h;s knees, "No, no, Dck' lGood
Dick" he said 'Look, al the vineyard. Itwill die. It
wil turn ito old, dead wood, Dick,"
"Shut your face said Durante "Now 've
sta-ted I kinda Iike Ithe job,"
Max Braid, 'rne on the Desenr

If you lock carefully at what is written, you will no-
tice W'at in the short story someone is fleeing from
someone else. Tns has formed the basic action
as in couniless fictional narati.'es, bon shor- sto-
ies and novels. Look at the frs. paragrar.h !o' this

In tl-j short slory C'jra 'aL, ruthless and single-
rrin-4e, c.,nfrcnt. kind, truistirg Tory. Throg:n
ith ages; -.rfil:.-rs have icrd stories about the
struggle between good and e',l Read from
"Tony L'ci an .." in lthlu last paraqrach for Itie
ev'ide r-..

Just to -ernin- you: The short story, one kind of
fictional -!'arai.,e as created inr the writer s imagina-
tion. it tells about some made up event or occur-:
r.':-2C, Irt a snort story, arn event or series of events
frmT the plot. The events happen to characters,
usJa I't 3'2-Tpl-. T--i., ha~uen in a tirrr and place -
the setting and are fold from a -.e'an angle, or
point of view. in fthe c-an below, examine the ele-
rnents that make ir th- shr- st-ry,' "W'ine on the

Other story elements: D-l drJ- ppl'l characters,
setting, and point of view. here are :he- ieq1ua ly
important slory eemenls. Jon "rdiakl;in a feature
story w-iter. says 1-lat a story coinsis:5 of a se-
ai.erc! of actions i at occur when a sympathetic
character encounters a complicating siijalion that
helshe confronts and solves." tn other words a
slory centres on a drblem or complication, and
its solution, or resolution

The complication The most a:'ention-grabbing el-
emern ofa story its cormplcation The compica.
tion may be exter al (John trying to keep his kite up
high) or it may be internal (Sarah is torn between
loyalty and honesty when her mother tells a lie)

The resolution This is the solution to the
character's problem. The resolution must grow out
of the story.

Try doing a short story of your own choosing along
the given lines as used by dynamic writer, Max

d C . .. .. . P. . .

Sm I

Prequalification of Contractors

Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

The Government of Guyana is in the process of constructing and repairing a number
of buildings in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The works to be undertaken include:

a) Construction and repair of buildings and infrastructure
b) Electrical work
c) Plumbing

Interested contractors must include in their 'Expression of Interest':

1. Proof of financial resources to undertake works
2. List of equipment/machinery
3. Valid NIS and GRA compliance
4. List of manpower resources
5. Record of past performance of works completed
6. Regions contractors would wish to be prequalified for

Prequalifications must be placed in plain sealed envelope bearing no identification
of the bidder and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Prequalification
Bid of construction and repair of Buildings" and also specify the regions) bidders
wish to be prequalified for and addressed to:
National Board of Procurement Tender and Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

All prequalification bids must be deposited in the tender box located in the
National Procurement Tender and Administration Board building, Ministry of
Finance on or before 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina.gov.gy


The Government of Guyana is in the process of constructing and preparing a
number of buildings in various Regions in Guyana.

Proposals are invited from consultants wishing to provide design and supervisory'

Proposals must include:

1. Financial resources available
S 2. Manpower resources
3. Record of past performance
4. Fee structure

Proposals must be placed in plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the bidder and clearly marked on the top left hand comer "Proposal for
provision of consultancy services design and supervision"

Proposal must be addresses to the:
SNational Board of Procurement Tender and Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
SAll proposals must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the National
Procurement Tender and Administration Board building, Ministry of finance on
or before 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Government ads can be viewed on http:/vww.gina.gov.gy


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 agreement to finance several projects
under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Fifth Programme. Construction of
the sub-projects is expected to be implemented in 2006/2007. 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. Station Street- Rehabilitation Reg. #2

2. Cateye Street Rehabilitation Reg. # 2

3. Sea Field Nursery School Construction -Reg. #5

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of the
Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a
Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$10,000
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 of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown,
on or before 10 am on Wednesday, March 8,2006.

Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the name of the
sub-project clearly marked on the top left hand corner. The envelope
should in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
at 10 am on Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

Project Manager
February 14, 2006

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified contracting firms/individual
contractors to be pre-qualified to provide services to the Guyana Defence Force during
the financial year 2006. Contractors who had previously been pre-qualified must

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:

a. Construction and repair of Buildings.
b. Construction and maintenance of Roads and Car Parks.
c. Construction and maintenance of Bridges and Fences.
d. Construction and maintenance of Wells.
e. Construction and maintenance of Wharfs and Revetments.
f. Construction and maintenance of Other Infrastructures.

Contractors are required to submit:

a. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. The certificate
must reflect the name of the Company/Finn and not the owners.
b A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
c. Evidence of financial resources available from banking institutions to undertake works.
d. List of manpower/resources.
e. Record of past performance of works completed during the past three years.
f. List of machinery and equipment owned by firm/contractor.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the
contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left hand comer the areas) of work to
be undertaken.

Expressions of interest ( relevant categorv(ies))

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

Contractors/firns must be deposited m the tender box located at the Ministrn oll Finance.
no later than Tuesday 28th lFebruary. 2006 at 09:0()hrs. Documents will be opened
immediately after on the same day, and contractors or their representatives are invited to
The Staff Officer 2 General 4 (Hingineer) GD()1 may be contacted lor any other
information required.
Government ads car be viewed on http /itw;vw gina gov gy

nuS day Chronicle. Februpreys 19;;20pig


Page XIX

Sundy Croncle ebrary19, 006Pag XX

Wetlands in Guvana

From page XX
trenches, which is home to a
range of flora and fauna.
Often, a Caiman can be
spotted in the city's trenches,
parrots can be heard flying
overhead, and Egrets can be
seen rummaging around and
so forth. It is highly probable
that you live next to, near or
in a Wetland. They can easily
be taken for granted but they
are very useful and our
livelihoods depend on them.
Wetlands are among the
world's most productive
environments. They are cradles
of biological diversity, providing
the water and primary
productivity upon which
countless species of plants and
animals depend for survival. Of
the 20,000 species of fish in the
world, more than 40 per cent
live in fresh water. Wetlands are
also important storehouses of
plant genetic material. Rice, for
example, which is a common
Wetland plant, is the staple diet
of more than half of humanity
and one of Guyana's major
activities in the agriculture
Because of the
interactions of physical,
biological and chemical
components of a wetland,
such as soils, water, plants!
and animals, the wetland is

able to perform many vital
functions in water storage;
storm protection and flood
mitigation; shoreline
stabilisation and erosion

control; groundwater
recharge (the movement of
water from the Wetland down
into the underground
aquifer); groundwater
discharge (the movement of
water upward to become
surface water in a Wetland);
water purification through
retention of nutrients,
sediments, and pollutants; and
stabilisation of local climate
conditions, particularly
rainfall and temperature.
More and more, economists
and other scientists are working'
in the field of the valuation ofi
ecosystem services. This is a'
difficult task, still full of uncer-
tainties, but there is no other

choice than to progress in this
direction. Some recent studies
have indicated that ecosystems
provide at least US$ 33 trillion
worth of services annually, of

which US$ 4.9 trillion are at-
tributed to Wetlands. To put
this figure into perspective the
estimated GDP of the entire
world was US$ 32 trillion in
You would now agree that
Wetlands provide a compre-
hensive range of vital func-
tions. Again, these functions
should not be taken for
granted. Our population is
growing, our generation of
wastes is increasing and our
use of materials is also ex-
panding. If we do not consider
our impact on nature there
can be detrimental effects.
However, we can continue to
develop and prosper without

putting our natural environ-
ment in jeopardy, provided
that we consider our respon-
sibility for future genera-
tions. What better way to do
so than to strive for recogni-
tion of the many unique char-
acteristics of our Wetlands.
Next week, we will continue our
focus on the Ramsar Conven-
tion as we feel it is of major im-
portance for Guyana "the land
of many waters."
For nore information on
.Wetlands, you can check
these websites:

Remember that you can
share your thoughts on
the Ramsar Convention
with us by sending your
letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT
Division, Environmental
Protection Agency,
IAST Building,
Thrkeyen, UG Campus,

Hoyte won libel action

but lost application...

From page VI
proximate to the date of publication; but that cannot truly be
said to have been possible in the circumstances herein.
"Sir Lionel says the respondents must mitigate now to escape
liability", the judge reported and added: "I do not agree. The dam-
ages have already been fixed; it was by Justice George, on October
5, 1973.
"How could one mitigate in the law defamation when the dam-
ages have already been ascertained and fixed by the Court? And, of
course, the words 'or otherwise' after 'apology' are significant. They
appear to me to allow for proper amends to be made, and that can
only be achieved prior to a final assessment of damages by a com-
petent Court.
"Implicit in subsection (3) therefore is a clear defence available
to directors or officers of companies; it is the only manner by which
they are afforded protection from subsection (1), and as subsection
(3) gives to them this defence, the efficacy of which is directly re-
ferable to the date of he publication of the libel, then, on any view
of the matter, it would be impossible for the respondents to avail
themselves of the statutory defence,
"To say that they must do the best they can in the circum-
stances is to deny them the "safety-line" in subsection (3), their
position may be likened to one caught within a chasm, who, as he
clutches the safety line suddenly finds himself plummeting through
the void of the insubstantial, for alas, the other end of the line had
been left unsecured!
"Parliament could never have intended the respondents to be placed
in this dilemma, he said, and added: 'To construe the section as appertain-
ing to libels punished prior to September, 1972, would be in my opinion
to whittle down and smother the efficacy of the only defence afforded by
the section; to do so would be against all the canons of construction and
contrary to a true sense of justice.
"For indeed, where the law gives to one a sword against
him who holds but only a shield, I take the latter to mean
without his hands tied. To hold otherwise would be to make a
mockery of the law. The application is accordingly refused.
Costs to each respondent to be taxed certified fit for Coun-
sel," Justice Maurice Churaman, had ruled.


My son has drowned and his body has not been found.
cannot get a Death Certificate, but he has been declared I
missing, presumably drowned by the Guyana Police Force. *
Must his family suffer for seven (7) years before he is 01
declared legally dead, and we can receive a Death Certificate? E

No! Whereas a Death Certificate is advocated as
proof of death, the General Manager has the power
to accept other documentation such as the police
records and certificate of presumption of death. Do
submit all relevant documents, along with a claim
for Survivors Benefit.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.

C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag) I
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place I
P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: pr_nis@solution2000.net
Tel: 227-3461.
-__.-__,-,- . . . . . . - "-



There is an impending vacancyifor a


Job Purpose:
To take responsibility for the effective execution of the Corporate policies of the
Corporation. To plan and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the
development of postal business. Administration of the Post Office Corporation.
Qualifications and Experience:
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Economics or relevant Social
Sciences field, with at least five (5) years experience in a Managerial
2. Bachelor's Degree in Management, Economics, Accounting or relevant
Social Sciences Field, with eight (8)' years experience in a Managerial
Experience in Postal Business would be an asset.
Applicants for the position must have the following:

1. ExcellentAnalytical Skills
2. Excellent Communication Skills, both oral and written
3. Leadership Qualities- must be a good team player
4. Excellent interpersonal Skills
5. Ahigh degree of initiative, drive and resourcefulness
6. Proficiency in computer applications such as word and power point
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be mailed to reach no
later than Wednesday, February 22,2006 to the:
Secretary- Board of Directors
Guyana Post Office Corporation
Robb Street
NB: Do no submit original certificates.

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Page XXI

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Page XX Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

Wetlands in Guyana


This week, we will look
at why Guyanese
should be concerned
with the Ramsar
Any country that is party
to this global agreement has the
opportunity to protect and use
its Wetlands wisely. Wetlands
are one of the most unique and
vulnerable ecosystems in this
region. The Ramsar Convention
is currently the only standing
global agreement which ad-

( I t .

type. But what is unique about
Shell Beach is that four out of
the eight species of marine
turtles have chosen our shores


Tne GL,-: rinerinir i.i uvana (GoG) received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (1i0-B to r uppol, I rh- ti hii
I:n.:'r riet h- 'rr '.:i: j i n-,pact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP i!,i The SIMAP III program consists of tri eeii I.: :rpcirienr
irr,: lu.-inr, j community services component that finances the provision of selected social service:i r,:I jt i.u iieI i up;
th i'h r i .:r,-1-,i...:e nrmental (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

r ,1n:, ind : CE6j i th r meet the -o:llowing eligibility criteria may apply: (a) has a membership of 1i ii rn i e per2,,:. in
j'dlditn t,: mnember:t ut the management committee; (b) efforts are directed to accomplishing defr:i l11 '. -ion lntemienr'
I:. muIt ii ::i:urnl tc its funds in accordance with genep illyy accepted accounting principles irnd e.t'i:i;re: l iin:
IlI rrnin thii :,IJ r pr) epr ration of an annual budget; (d) is not :.ignrrill: rirly indebted; and (e) has a bank i.: ': unir

F':liiii. pjartii- .:i'.'einment agencies (national or regional), and private for profit organisation: jiw not eligili' e Hor

Fropo,-ed prolecti; c shouldd range between USD15,000 to USD50,000 and must provide social sei vic l-tiornr thre menu .:i
eligible er vi:- ie 10 ,one or more designated target groups, listed below. Estimates must be quoted in 1-,S :ci1ienrcy
Priopuc'edJ pi:oijecl r 'u t be completed within a 9 months period. Evidence of beneficiary consultation in the design c t the
propi:1-.ed progra.rn. in': eluding selection of the proposed services, must be provided. Counterpart funding in the amount 'of
S1 C: of total projlelt i: co.ts in cash or kind is also required.

Eigible Tjlrgel t..i ups


Abused ballered AWomnen:

Al-i isk Youlth and Childien:

Single Farents of Low Income

Individual.; and Families
affecedi by HIV AIDS

Honmeless Personsi Fimilies:

Sub'snl.nce Abus-ers.

Eligible Activities/Services
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating ac e-,i to
services; social integration/recreation.

Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating ac c es to
services; social integration/recreation; job orientation skills or job unrselirin

Crisis intervention and other support services; legal aid; counseling for
perpetrators; activities with males in violence prevention.
Parenting education (including adolescents who are parents);
counseling/shelter services for pregnantteenagers; job orientation skills or
job counseling; social/leadership skills; youth group organizations and
facilitation; counseling; substance abuse prevention/rehabilitation, programs
for street children.

Day Care Services; job orientation skills orjob counseling; counseling,
household managementtraining; parenting education; emergency shelter, legal aid

Care and support services; counseling, facilitating access to service. lei.l ..ld

Shelter/feeding services; facilitating access to services; legal aid

Counseling and treatment services for substance abusers and the ir lli alies
rehabilitation services.

F- r: p, >i: nius .- iie dliehvered by 14:00h on Friday 3rd March, 2006, in sealed envelopes marked Proposal for Community
Services Grants -jdressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown anrd mu-it bn pl.ci'ed in th:
trenjr-: r L,,:. Lled Request for Proposals, Community Services Grant". Late proposals will be reiiHcied Propl:- v.'ill
tb1 ,pnrd in the pipeence of applicants' representatives who choose to attend at 14:00h i:,n trhe i:-:lin, de :iof
:uirri: ..nri if pro:oC,:'I 3Is.

Proposal selection will be conducted through national competitive selection procedures. The So: i ii Iil r .Airelh:lr itinr
Programme reserves the righttofund any or none of rt ii,- ppiI: iIi:rin, uL.,ir n-.

Interested eligible organizations MUST obtain -'iji l i information regarding grant conditions ..irn.J I -i.iI.-:1 'i t:i I:
proposals 'i -n rr: Executive Director, SIMAP Agency.

237 Camp Street. South Cummingsbuli I:.) ri.:l' 'n .-'uv inr,:
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-355 4 7-'.' -,
-3:~. '5 1 3', H I.~1


dresses concerns in Wetland
The Convention on Wet-
lands is guided by its mission
statement, which is 'the conser-
vation and wise use of Wet-
lands, by national action and in-
ternational cooperation as a
means to achieving sustainable
development throughout the
world.' This means ensuring that
activities which might affect
Wetlands will not lead to the
loss of biodiversity or diminish
the many ecological, hydrologi-
cal, cultural or social values of
From the previous article
you would have recognized that
Guyana quali- ...... -
fies as having '
sites contain-
ing representa-
tive, rare or
unique wet-
land types and
sites of inter- -
national im-
portance for
Many incred-
ible Wetlands
have breath-
taking sceneries such as the
Coastal wetland Shell Beach,
which is a unique nesting ground
for marine turtles. Quite fasci-
nating is the fact that there are
about three hundred species of

turtles in the world, of
just eight are the marin
and forty or so the land


ie type

as their nesting grounds.
Another significantly im-
portant Wetland in Guyana is
the North Rupununi Savannah
Wetland, which is the habitat for
a variety of fishes, birds, mam-
mals, reptiles, amphibians and
invertebrate species. Once more,
this area has international im-
portance for conserving
biodiversity, since it is the home
to the largest freshwater fish in
the world, the great Arapaima.
This is an air-breathing fish and
the adult can reach three metres
in length and weigh up to
200kg. The Arapaima takes
many years to grow to its large
size. Records show that ances-
tors of the Arapaima were on
earth 100 million years before


Intensive studies have
shown that there are at least
476 species of birds in this
broader human ecosystem,
one of which is the Harpy
Eagle, reputedly
the most
powerful bird of
prey in the world!
However, as you
know, there are
many more
throughout the
Georgetown for
example, is
situated on a
d coastal Wetland
and also hosts a
dense network of canals and

Please see page XXI


,.age 9 & 20 p65

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

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Page XXII Sunday Ch~oni~Ie F~bri~ary :19, 2006

Biotechnology & Biosafety Column
Sponsored by the Guyana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety
Framework Project

Food and Beverage

Biotechnology and the

Risks Associated

Nutraceutics, ptonutrients

probiotics & prebiotics

N OUR last article,
we provided a brief
account of the genesis
of the nutraceutical
terminology as per
account of Professors
Andlauer and Furst, of the
University of Hohenheim's
Institute of Biological
Chemistry and Nutrition, in
an article published in
2002 in the journal Food
Research International
volume 35. We noted its
relatively recent vintage
from a coinage in 1989 by
the New York-based
Foundation for Innovation
in Medicine.

Recapping from last week,
nutraceuticals have been de-
scribed as "substances that may
be considered a food or part of
a food and provides medical or
health benefits including the
prevention and treatment of dis-
ease." Nutraceuticals may also
be defined as "natural, bioactive
chemical compounds that have
health promoting, disease pre-
venting, or medicinal proper-
ties." We have gotten to the
stage of food biotechnology
where these nutraceuticals are
now isolated in pure form and
packaged in supplement dosage
forms as capsules, caplets or
An example is the 5 mg ly-
copene gel capsules which we
have on the local market here.
In this case, the tomato fruit
(new scientific name of tomato
plant is Solanum lycopersicum,
previously called Lycopersicon
esculentum) is a functional food
containing lycopene as the
nutraceutical ingredient.
A complete biochemical
analysis of the edible tomato
and five of its wild, very small
fruiting relatives was reported in
the January 2005 issue of the
Journal of Experimental Botany
volume 56 by researchers from
the Max-Planck Institute for
Molecular Plant Physiology in
Germany and their colleague
from the Otto Warburg Centre
;or Biotechnology in Israel. The
ilvpe6of noleculia asce irT' 'aoh "'

variety of plant nutrients and
biochemical compounds is the
new field of research called
metabolic profiling!
R e m e m b e r,
nutraceuticals are derived
from "functional foods,"
which by definition contain
"natural, bioactive chemical
compounds that have health
promoting, disease prevent-
ing, or medicinal properties."
We gave the example of to-
mato which contains the pig-
ment lycopene, used as a food
colourant, but now proven to
have health benefits in reduc-
ing the risk of prostate and
breast cancers and heart dis-
ease, because of its very po-
tent "antioxidant" properties,
according to review articles
published in 2000 in the Jour-
nal of American College of
Nutrition volume 19; 2003 in
the journal Alternative Medi-
cine Review volume 8 and in
Annual Review of Nutrition
volume 22 in 2002 and a 2004
conference proceedings paper
reported in a supplement vol-
ume of the Journal of Nutri-
tion published by the Ameri-
can Society for Nutritional
Interestingly, plant physiol-
ogy students exposed to the ba-
sics of photosynthesis will ap-
preciate the "smartness" of the
chloroplast in harnessing the an-
tioxidant properties of caro-
tenoids in the photosynthetic
machinery! This is nicely re-
viewed by a science couple of
the University of Colorado,
Professors Barbara
and her husband,
Professor William..
Adams, in their re-
view article pub-
lished in the De-
cember 2002 issue
of the journal Sci-
ence volume 298
published by the
American Associa-
tion for the Ad-
vancement of Sci-
As a powerful LOW -fif
"antioxidant," lyco- corn oil
pene is considered
to act in ways that me dicinf
initiate "self-in- ip
duced" death of
cancer cells a process in cell
biology called-apoptosis We are -

now beginning to tap the "wis-
dom" of plants after all these

The table at right has been
constructed from various pub-
lications which will be listed
next week for relevant credit to
the hardworking scientists in
these fields a basic ethic in this

GM Golden rice
biofortified with vitamin A
aimed at reducing the incidence
of nearly half a million child
blindness in developing coun-

Below: The chemical struc-
ture of Oleocanthal the won-
der anti-inflammatory
nutraceutical from extra-virgin
olive oil L, L

Next week, we shall continue with very brief tours of phytonutrients, prebiotics and
probiotics in food and beverage biotechnology.

Email address: caesarbiosafety@yahoo.com or coordinator@biosafetyguyana.org

* The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed under the auspices of the
Environmental Protection Agency

Functional Food Nutraceutical ingredient Potential health benefits
1. Tea; green tea Catechins May reduce the risk of cancer
epigallocatechin, and kidney stones; [Note:
epigallocatechin gallate; excessive consumption may
Theaflavins and decrease the therapeutic
Thearubigins effects of the anticoagulant,
warfarin! according to Annals
of Pharmacotherapy volume

2. Dark grapes; red wine Resveratrol May improve heart health and
reduce the risk of heart
Has cancer prevention activity
(according to Baht and
Pezzuto in the Annals of the
New Academy of Sciences
volume 957 published in 2002

3. Olive oil extra virgin Oleocanthal (a newly A natural anti-inflammatory
brand discovered compound) compound with similar
potency and pharmacological
profile as ibuprofen (the
active ingredient in some pain-
may be linked to overall
beneficial effects of olive oil
in improving heart health and
the reduction of heart disease
in Mediterranean populations
(according to a report
published in September 2005
in the prestigious journal
Nature volume 437 by
American, Australian and
Korean scientists)

4. Broccoli, cabbage and Carotenoids, Lowers low density
cauliflower sulphuraphanes, cholesterol reducing the risk
dithiolthiones, of heart disease: reduces risk
isothiocyanates and of breast cancer; maintenance
indoles of healthy immune system;
Sulphuraphanes induce
detoxification of cancer
causing enzymes

5. Oats Beta glucan Reduces risk of heart disease

6. Cereal grains e.g.whole fiber Reduces risk of heart disease

7. Fruits and vegetables Flavonoids Flavones May reduce the risk of cancer

8. Fish and fish oils Omega-3 fatty acids May reduce the risk of heart
disease; improve mental
functions; may reduce
depressive tendencies;
improve visual functions
9. Yogurt Lactobacillus May improve stomach and
intestinal health; and may
increase "work-place"
healthiness! (according to a
Swedish study in the e-joural
Environmental Healhh
published by BioMed Central)
10. Soybeans and soy-based Phytoestrogens May reduce menopause
fbods the isoflavones symptoms such as hotflashes
iDaidzein and Genistein
11. Green vegetables Lutein Contributes to the
maintenance of healthy vision

12. Dark chocolate

(-)-Epicatechin a flavonol Improves heart health; may
reduce the risk of heart disease
(Proceedings of the National
SAcademy o'fsciences of the
US published on January 24,
2006 in volume 103 by
German and American



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itionally used in Africa and at the
use flat marble counters.
available in English, French, Span-
les? Lee who once worked with
s the Director of the US Business
ts closure in 1993, and then after
velopment Programme says they
Jers from the Caribbean and North

n youngsters, after nearly becom-
s were finding it harder and harder
anised a successful Warri Tourna-

from the larger islands in the Car-
ninican Republic/Haiti and Puerto
nland North or South America (in-
)kets where recent migrations from
luced it. Lee can't at this time pin-
irch is ongoing.
iat are they? His Barbadian-born
rum emigrated to then British
a the gold and diamond fields of
at 1800s. Lee was actually born
is Guyanese parents were work-
as sent to a boarding school in
ined him. When he mother died
ed to Venezuela, Lee lived with
, the wife of the island's Chief
rn Sir Kenneth Stoby.
ch), who is a professional interior
ing, travelling and remodelling their
string instrument, the cuatro, and
ouple's.favourite dish is Pepperpot
larboil'd tenderloin steak from Ar-

-n Maja, 24, and William-Lee, 20,
rriage, and Alan, 19, from her
g, BeriV'Curb the dog, Mr. Famum"
sby) and cat, Princess Pussy Cat,
he rules of warr or how to pur-
Lee Farnum-Badley at

ROLE MODELS: The Nelsons collect their gift from
Chairman of the Over 35 Section of the RHTYSC, Mr.
Neville Beaton.



Youth Club honours

married couples on

Valentine's Day
Three married couples in the Ancient County with a
combined total of 114 years of marriage, were honoured on
Valentine's Day by the Over 35 group members of the Rose
Hall Town Ye" and Sports Club.
Mr. a . Charles Nelson with 44 years of marriage; Mr.
and Mrs. Ueorge Ross who were married for 40 years; Mr. and
Mrs. Ken Ketwaroo who have chalked up 30 years of marriage
were the couples honoured on the occasion of the launching of
the first 'Role Model Family' awards Ceremony at the Club's
head office in Rose Hall.
According to Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Hilbert Foster, the awards form part of the Club's activities to
encourage Berbicians to place more emphasis on the importance
of family and the need for families to work together as a unit.
He said this against the background of the loss of value in family
life. There are many broken homes resulting in a social nightmare
of single parent households, Foster noted, and added that many
children also do not have productive relationships with either
their parents or siblings.
Foster praised Ihe couples as peifect role models for the
youngerr generation bi their commitment, discipline and love for
each other. HeijLso called for the renewal of a close family culture
in Berbice a`- feels that broken family units are the main
reasons wh 'hoiths are choosirig.the path of drugs, crime and
pre-martial sex. Each of the awardees received a set of gifts from
the club and ihanked the Club for making their Valentine's Day
this year
Speaking on behalf of the three couples. Mr. Nelson said that
the keys toa a s-,cessful marriageltre honesiN, trust, the ability
to forgive and forget, faith in (~gand nmos iniportantly, love
for each o-th) r i',.0 .ilo called.boniparenls ioday-fo set proper
examples for their kid_ to follow and to be their children's best
friend and closest advisor on the valuesof life.
The Club pLans to award three married couples every
Valentine's Day.
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OSCAR 'B', extreme leh, and
Jomo, extreme right, croon
into their mikes, while Byron
Lee accompanies them on
the guitar, Lima, the lone
female in the band, awaits
her turn to sing.

Week 2 Q/

witl Byron Lee and

the Dragonaires
BYRON Lee and the Dragonaires are due in Guyana this week
for Mash Bash 50-50 in observance of the 50 years Byron Lee
has been in the music industry, as well as Banks DIH's 50 years
in business. Byron Lee has been a regular visitor to Guyana
since 1994.
A spokesperson for pr: ..'rers. Mingles Incorporated, said
B.ron Lee is expected in or. .londay evening for several perfor-
mances here His band fullro n Tuesday and a press conference
will be held shortly after theiin rial. Another Band out of St. Kils.
Ultrasonic, is scheduled o ar. also.
On Tuesday evening. B,. Lee the band will hold a concert at
Le Meridien Pegasus TickeL >r theeconcert cost $4 000. Another
show is scheduled for Thirst t' on Wednesday evening when Adnih
Dutchin, Jomo, Spider Man n nika Marshall and DJ Kerwin will
join the list of performers, price of admis,,in there is $1 81
before, and $2 000 at the gal
On February 23, Byr(; ee and the Dragonaires will lead
the Banks DIH contingent me Mash Day Parade.

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ARTIST, art historian,
archaeologist, anthropologist,
biographer and novelist, Denis
Williams was born on February
1, 1923, in Georgetown, the
capital city of Guyana. He lived
on three continents at crucial
times times of intellectual
upsurge, times of political
ferment and times of creativity
in arts. Williams was caught up
in the action wherever he went,
sharpening his perception of the
living and the past as reflected in
the innovations found in his art,
craft and writing.
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and exhibitions. A few of his
publications included 'IM-
1922-1972' (1973), 'HABITAT
Works also backed his talk
as he founded a number of
organizations like the Burrowes
School of Art and the Walter
Roth Museum of Anthropology
to preserve scholarship and pro-
mote the arts. Williams effec-
tively merged science and art to
this end.,
Williams lived a full and
fruitful li enriched by the
women who walked beside him
and the 11 ,children he fathered.
In 1973, the Government of
Guyanahonoured him with Golden
Arrow of Achievement. In 1989,
he was awarded the Cacique Crown
of Honour and in the same year
awarded a DLitt honorss causa) by
the IUniversitv of the We't Indieq
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FI..n, I"' to 1962, he lec-
liled i ir .in rts and Art His-
t*i jr T.i :crhnial Institute of Af-
Ii .,il S1luLiin, Khartoum.
Ihe-,e t'ars provided his
lir'.t e\pei'ience in archaeol-
.gI iand pro' ided material for
hi firlI novel, 'OTHER
I -OIP'\RDS'. first published
h Ne" Author Limited, anim-
prinm il Hutchinson, 1963.
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itself again and again in his life,
urging him to dig deeper in his
search and research, constraining
him to move from land to land.
Wasting no time on his re-
turn to the UK, Williams was able,
by December 1950, to put on and
exhibition at Gimpel Fils, the suc-
cess of which opened the way
for him to become visiting tutor
at Slade
School of
Fine Art,
and lecturer
at the Cen-
tral School .
of Art,
An -
other turn-. ,
ing point in .;...
his life
came with
the longing:
to find out
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to the public'. That situation
hasn't changed much since then.
about estrangement and alien-
ation. Incidentally, this book falls
within the first wave of the
Guyanese novel tradition.
Moving to Nigeria in 1962,
he lectured in African Studies at
the University of Ife and at the
University of Lagos. At both
universities, he editedjournals in
African Studies and started mu-
seum collections of African
artefacts. This African sojourn
was quite productive for Will-
iams because it was' during this
time he published his monumen-
tal, if controversial work 'ICON
and IMAGE: A Study of Sacred
and Secular Forms in African
Classical Art', published inl974.
Williams also published his sec-
ond novel, 'THE THIRD
TEMPTATION' while in Nige-
ria, another innovative bit of
writing, experimenting with the
nouveau roman technique.
After his sojourn in the land
of his ancestors, Williams re-
turned, in the late 1960s, to
Guyana, the land of his birth. He
soon became the prime mover of
art in this country especially by
offering encouragement to Indig-
enous artists. He founded and
became the first principal of the
Burrowes School of Art, and also
founded and was a director of
the Walter Roth Museum of An-
While he was in the primor-
dial haven, the interior of
Guyana, he started a third novel,
'THE SPERM of GOD', exam- t
ining the 'mongrel, polyglot so-
ciety' of the New World where
there is no 'purity of speom'.
Dr. Denis Williams died on
June 28,1998, yet his legacy lives
on; in 2004, his book 'PREHIS-
TORIC GUIANA'was published
by Ian Randal at the behest.of
the Ministry of Culture, Youth
& Sport.
* Williams, Toni., Denis
Williams -A Biographical.tNte.
* Williams, Charlotte.

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old cow elephant, form a heart shape with their trunks while the sun sets in
the background at an elephant camp in the former Thai kingdom of
Ayutthaya, 70 km (44 miles) north of Bangkok February 12, 2006. (REUTERS/
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A pair of tropical kissing fish kiss at a pet store in Shanrhai February 14, 2006.
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Cookery Corner
(" j l/) Welcome to the 387"'edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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3(2 /2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 Chico Black Pepper to taste
3 large onions, halved and sliced thin
2-1/4 cups red wine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Adjust oven rack to middle position and
preheat oven to 450 degrees. Set an empty
soup kettle over medium heat. Pour oil into a
large bowl; add roasts, and turn to coat.
Generously sprinkle both sides with salt and
pepper. Turn heat to medium-high. Place the
first roast in the kettle, and cook until brown, 4
to 5 minutes. Turn, and cook until the other
side is well brown, 4 to 5 minutes longer.

Remove roast from pan to a baking sheet. Repeat
with remaining roast. Add onions to pan, and cook
until soft and golden brown around the edges, 4 to 5
minutes. Pour in wine, and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat. Return pot roast to pan, and
cover with a sheet of heavy-duty foil, pressing on
foil so that it is concave and touches the roast.
Using a potholder, seal completely around the
edges. Place lid snugly on pan; return to a medium-
high burner until panjuices start to bubble. Set pan
in oven; cook until roasts are tender, about 1 V2
hours. Carefully remove lid and foil, then remove
roasts to a plate. Heat onions and pan drippings
over medium-high heat. Mix flour with '/ cup of
water, and add to drippings; simmer until thickened
slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Slice roast, and serve
immediately with gravy passed separately.
Serves 12

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I x 3-1 2- ro-l-pound boneIe. beer chuck roast
I teaspoon sall
Stea.s.pooa Chico Black Pepper
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1/4 teaspoon ground allptce
I.'4 tea.i poon ground .. lu. -
I cup chopped onion
2 tablespoon cooking oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
I clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cup tomatojuice
1-1/2 cup beef broth
8 medium carrots, halved crosswise
4 medium potatoes, quartered
2 large onions, cut into wedges
2 cup cold water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Triim at frat'ri meat In a I mall boul, combined. te s-ahl. Chico-'
Black Pepper, mace nurmeg, alL picr. and closes, rub ontqi.;.
meat. For marinade. s.r together the chopped oniia, Z:
Lablespoons oil. lemonjuice. ;.megar and garlic P lacemena 4i. '."
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. from bag, resersmg the minnade In a 6- to 8-quan pan,
brown meat on all sides in 2 tablespoons hot oil. Drain off
excess oil. Add the reserved marinade, tomato juice and beef
broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2
hours. Add carrots, potatoes and onion wedges. Return to
boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes
more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Transfer meat
and vegetables to a platter. Keep meat and vegetables warm.
For gravy, skim fat from cooking juices; discard fat. Measure
2-1/2 cups of thejuices. Discard remaining juices. Return the
2-1/2 cups juices to the pan. Stir cold water into flour. Stir
into juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook
and stir for 1 minute more. Serve gravy with meat and

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reveals "Todd Smith" on new album

By Clover Hope

NEW YORK (Reuters Billboard) LL Cool J's
next album, 'Todd Smith', is set for a March
21 release.
His first self-titled affair and 12th Def Jam album features
guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginui ine, Freeway
and Juelz Santana.
A video for Jermaine Dupri-produced lead single "Control
Myself', featuring Jennifer Lopez, was recently shot in New
York and Atlanta by director Hype Williams. A spnng lour is
also in the works.
'Todd Smith' taken from the rapper's given name, James
Todd Smith will be the follow-up to 2004's 'The Definition'.
which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has Nold 747.01K)
copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan
LL Cool J discussed the new album during a recent
interview with Billboard.
"All I can really do is what I do and what comes
natural, what I love," he said when asked if. as a veterann
artist, he consciously tried to appeal to a younger
audience. "If you pay attention to that, then hopeful
someone should be able to relate to it. Whatever project
I'm involved with, I try to make it positive and fun and
as cool. 1 just make it to my taste, in other words, and go
from there."
Having already tackled film and television. LL is also
venturing into fashion with the launch of two new
signature collections. He premiered his high-end line Todd
Smith and the active wear line TS last week during
Olympus Fashion Week in New York.

LL COOL J is seen at New York Fashion Week, February 9,
2006. LL Cool J's nexl album. 'Todd Smith.' is set for a
March 21 release. (REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky)

'Jeffersons' star dies
By Joal Ryan
E!Online Franklin Cover, the character actor who endured
racial barbs as Tom Willis for 10 years on TV's The
Jeffersons, died last week Sunday of pneumonia at a New
Jersey rest home for performers, it was announced last
Cover was 77, and had been convalescing from an unspecified
heart condition since last December, the Associated Press reported.
From 1975 to 1985, Cover costarred on 'The Jeffersons',
the popular and enduring spinoff of 'All in the Family'.
Like its forerunner, 'The Jeffersons' was about a loudmouth
with strong, and some would say,
wrongheaded opinions. On 'The
Jeffersons', the Archie Bunker-style
bigot was George Jefferson. a black
man originally from Harlem, played
by Sherman Hemsley.
As Jefferson's neighbour in a de-
luxe Manhattan apartment building inm
the "sky-y-y," Willis made for a big
target. He frequently was dended as
a monkeyy," on account of his being
mighty white, and a "zebra," on ac- T
count of his marriage to a black
woman Helen.
While the role didn't bring Cover -
any critical accolades, it did help him
make history. According to Total Television, Tom and Helen
Willis were the first interracial couple to be featured on a prime-
time series.
Roxie Rokei, who played Helen Willis, and later became better
known as rocker Lenny Kravitz's real-life mother, died in 1995.
Born on November 20, 1928 in Cleveland, Cover worked
on TV on a guest star basis after The Jeffersons' run ended.
His last appearance, per the Internet Movie Database. came in
a 1999 episode of Will & Grace.
On the big screen, Cover played one of Stepford,
Connecticut's resident robot-tinkering chauvinists in the origi-
nal "The Stepford Wives', released in 1975. In the greed-is-good
19%0s, he got eaten by the Wall Street sharks in Oliver Stone's
Wan Street

By Borys Kit

Comedian/actor Bernie Mac
is in final negotiations to sign
on for his first role in a big-
screen drama, co-starring
with Terrence Howard in
'PDR' for Lionsgate Films.
'PDR', or Philadelphia De-
partment of Recreation,
chronicles the real-life story of
Jim Ellis (Howard), who in the
1970s transformed a group of
troubled inner-city kids into one
of the best swim teams in the
vl .: will play the janitor
who. ith Howard, fights the
closing, of a rec centre and helps
turn i: into a vital community
S: iAh African commercials
hlnk, Sunu Goncra is making
hi, 1',, lire directorial debut on
the I,, i. which was penned by
Mich Gozzard and Kevin M.
i' i, scheduled to start
shit in late April l'ome-
xh c' :ithe East Coast.
has earned a pair of

Emmy and Golden Globe nomi
nations for his work on Fox'
'The Bernie Mac Show'
Featurewise, his credits'include
'Bad Santa', 'Ocean's Eleven
and 'Ocean's Twelve'. He
starred in the 2004 baseball
themed comedy 'Mr. 3000'.

Valentine's breakup report denied

S LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Hollywood lovebirds Tom Cruise ......
and Katie Holmes remain engaged to be married and are -
proceeding with wedding plans, his publicist said last week, _T
denying a Valentine's Day report to the contrary.
"It should be known that the story (of a breakup) is 100 -
per cent false," spokesman Paul Bloch said in a statement sent
to news agencies in response to the report, from celebrity maga-
zine Life & Style.
"Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes are still engaged and are mov-
ing forward with their wedding plans, as well as planning for
S the arrival of their child. Despite the malicious fallacies put forth V
... the couple is looking forward to a long and happy life to-
gether as a family."
Twice-married Cruise, 43, and Holmes, 27, began dating in "
April, but far from keeping their relationship low-key, the "Mis- .
sion: Impossible" star became the butt of jokes in May after
publicly declaring his passion for his new girlfriend in a manic,
couch-jumping appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
He proposed tc Holmes in June at the Eiffel 'lower in Paris
and announced their engagement the next day at a news confer-
ence. The pair said in October they were expecting a baby and .
the next month Cruise said he had bought a sonogram machine
so they could monitor the development of their child in utero.
In an ABC interview in the fall, the couple said they
planned to marry in 2006, but no precise date was set.
Citing unnamed sources described only as "multiple insid-
ers." Life & Style reported on Tuesday that Cruise and Holmes "
had agreed to call off their engagement but maintain the "cha-
rade" of a romance until after the birth of their baby.
In the meantime, the magazine said, the two stars planned i ..
to live in Cruise's Beverly Hills home, though sleep in separate
bedrooms, through the summer.. .. .
The report anonymously quoted a friend of Cruise as say-
ing. "Their relationship is basically over." but that the actor THE COVER of the new issue of 'Life & Style' magazine
plans to buy Holmes her own home nearby and share custody featuring a photograph of actor Tom Cruise and fiancee
Sof the child, actress Katie Holmes is shown in this publicity photogr
A spokeswoman for Life & Style said the magazine stood released February 14, 2006. (REUTERS/Life & Style
behind its story "'100 per cent."






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A Diplomatic Mission in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the
position of Community Liaison Office (CLO)AdministrativeAssistant. The
incumbent serves as an assistant to the Community Liaison Office
Coordinator in the areas of welcoming and orientation, events planning,
Newsletter publishing/editing, and information and resource
management. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week).
SALARY: G$847.00 per hour, if all requirements are met.


All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. High School diploma is required.

2. One year of educational or professional experience in event planning,
customer service, social work or a related field is required.

3. Good working knowledge, speaking/reading/writing, English is

4. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word,
Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher).

5. Must be able to search and find information and resources on the

6. Good interpersonal skills are required.

Persons wishing to.apply should submit a current resume, or curriculum
vitae, with a cover letter to:
Human Resources Office
(CLO Administrative Assistant)
P.O. Box 10507

CLOSING DATE: Monday. March 6 2006

Only c,;..' ,:, ;s meeting qualifications listed above will be

Friendly society sharing

with Rupununi children

EIRIPAN, a friendly society
dedicated to working with
children born and/or living in
the Rupununi region of
Guyana, is looking to attract
further support from those
who share its ideals.
The group was formed by
a group of friends headed by
Mrs. Melanie McTurk, and re-
cently completed its 'Christmas
for Makanaima's Angels'
Donors were asked to pro-
vide a toy for a specific child,
and along with it, the children
were provided with a "utility
bag" comprising a durable cup,
spoon, plate, soap, toothbrush
and a sample tube of tooth-
paste. A press release from the
group said that 190 such bags
were distributed, and ex-
pressed gratitude to the do-

In another component of
the project, the group worked
with the villages of Kwaimatta
and Fairview to throw a Christ-
mas party at which there were
games and gift giving and the
provision of a hot meal and
"We are of the belief that
access to education and a sense
of personal worth are necessary
factors in the process that trans-
forms a child into a complete in-
dividual, and that growing up
without money need not mean
growing up without hope," the
group stated.
'Eiripan' is a Macushi word
meaning to share and was cho-
sen because it captured the ide-
ology of sharing as practiced by
many of the communities that
make up the region.

The concept of sharing also
encompasses the type of inter-
action and projects in which the
organisation hopes to be in-
volved in the future.
"Benefit would be garnered
from the sharing of resources,
skills and knowledge to sup-
port and foster child develop-
ment through education and an
enhanced sense of self worth
among the children who oc-
cupy an underdeveloped re-
gion of the nation," Eiripan
The group said that while
it hopes to eventually develop
and support projects that di-
rectly support education
through scholarships, book
drives and science camps, it is
also dedicated to the enhance-
ment of child development
through the provision of toys.


The Ministry of Ilealth invites applications for the positions of:
Staff Nurse Ptolemy Reid
Rehabilitation Centre

Qualified in nursing and registered with the generall Nursing C'ouncil o1

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EA student wins City and Guilds gold medal

By Clifford Stanley

'HE West Berbice Branch of
he Adult Education
association (AEA) recently
truck gold when one of its
students won a medal of
excellence from .the City and
;uilds Institute of London.
Mrs. Charmaine
ijadder of New Amsterdam
'on a gold medal from C&G
.ondon for exceptional
performance in the Institute's
examinations in Applied
nfornnation Technology in late
Mrs. Bijadder had been
ulored by the Information
technology Department of the
\EA Branch. She had taken the
'ity and Guilds examination in
software Application through
.at Branch and had passed with
Information on the
performance of Mrs. Bijadder
was released.on Wednesday last
when she was presented with the
medal during an award ceremony
for AEA graduates at the Branch
Headquarters at New

Among those present at
the award ceremony were
students of secondary schools
and staff of the AEA West
Berbice Branch and member of
the AEA Board of Governors
New Amsterdam Businessman
Mr. Rohan Marray.
It was Mr. Marray, a
former President of the Berbice
Chamber of Commerce and
Development Association
(BCCDA) who handed over the
City and Guilds Award and
Certificates to other successful
Coordinator of the
Branch. Mrs. Patricia Lynch,
disclosed that the AEA Berbice
Branch started tutoring for C&G
and working for the Institute in
2002. Bijadder is the first student
of the AEA to have been
internationally recognized.
She was on Wednesday
credited with doing the AEA
Branch proud.
Bijadder is a Legal Clerk
Grade II at the New Amsterdam
High Court. She said that

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AEA C&G Graduates in
Software Application 2005
with Graduate of
Distinction Mervin
Sookram fourth from left
and AEA staffer Mr.
Cleveland Rose and Mrs.
Patricia Lynch in the rear.

A 1ading IVManufacturing Compu~ a Vr'
has posItions for the following posts

Qualification & E e-.enrc
Valid Dri ,,r's Licence
Police CleaI icO
Sound Secondary Education
0Minimulrlln 3 years e2:pFrience d; ving cars and vans

Oualification f Epernce
Valid Driver's Licence
*-Police Clearance
SSoundl Priinaiy Education
Minimum 3 years experience in a similar pi;osiif

Qualification & Experience
Valid Driver's-Licence
Police Clearance
Sound Education
Minimum 3 years experience Iri'ing Car Vai/ -1 y ;

Al applicants must be over 25 years with a pleasant p li ',;'!.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience

Apply in person with hand written application to:
30 Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

2/18/2006. 9:00 PM

Dale: 12006-01-301 Loan No: 436GY IFB No: 1/2)06

The (iovernmcnt of(;iuvana (GOO). the International 1 und for Agricultural t)evclopin cnl
(Il-AD), and iihe Caribbean Development Bank (CD)B) have approved (by oIan and grant lhe
sum of approximately USS16.5 M. to fund the Poor Ruirl Communities Support Services
Project (>PRCSSP). which is working g to alleviate povert\ in Regions 2 & 3 bh increasing rural
household in comes through the expansion of 'on lfrm' production and fostering the promotion
of rural nicronIterpriscs.. Part of the proceeds of the f loan \ill bi e used for eligible expendi(uries
under w which this invitation for bids is made.

The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCTCSSP. and has
5 major components: D&I Rehabilitation. Technical Support Ser\ices. C rcdit Services.
Community Investmenlt Initiatives anld Project Coordination. It \\ill utili/e a demand driveIn
approach and will involve ill beneiciy paricirpticipation in all aspects of the lProject Cycle.

The MOA. through the PRCSSP no\\ invites sealed bids from suitable eligible suppliers lor
undertake ng the tollo\\illg:

The Supply and Installation of Sc\\in,' Machines and Kitchen Appliances to the Aliki Women's
Handicraft & Development Association. E.ssequi bo River. Region 3 Lot ; I 2006
Bid documents can be purchased from the Project Manager's Office from February 2 ).2006
lor al non-refundable fe e of four thousand dollars ($4.000).

13ids must be enclosed in scaled envelopes bearing. no identity of the bidder and musIt be
clearly marked on the top. left hand corner "Biid for the Supply of and Installation of Sew\ing
Machines and Kitchen Appliances PRCSSP. I)o not open before 14.(00)hrs. On March 22.2006.
Bidders are also required to state clearly\ onl.the envelope the lot ,Ir w\\hich the bid is being
made." All bids nusts be accompanied by\ a bid security bond in a fixed amount equivalent to
no less than one hundred and Iitf thousand dollars ((iS15)0.000()). Valid income la\
Compliance and NIS Certificates and must be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Road.
All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministrx oflAgriculture
building before 14:00 hrs on Wednesday. March 22. 2006. Bidders or their representatives may
be present at the opening of the bids. which \\ill take place immediately altler 14-.00i hr; on
Wednesday. March 22. 2006. The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all lhe
bids without assigning any reason. 1
Perm;anent Secretac
Government ads can be viewedj on http.!f/rww.gix: ,o' gy:




1i ...SUDAY

Help for



CATTLE farmers in the Abary
River, Region Five (Mahaica/
Berbice) who suffered legiti-
mate losses from recent heavy
floods will receive monetary
assistance from the govern-
ment, President Bharrat

Jagdeo assured yesterday.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said the as-
surance came when Mr Jagdeo
met farmers and officials of the
Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary
Agricultural Development Au-

thority (MMA/ADA) at the
agency's Oriverwagt office be-
fore visiting the Abary River.
During the meeting, some
farmers requested monetary assis-
tance while others requested more
veterinary supplies, Drainage and
Irrigation (D&I) infrastructure and
improvement in the breed of cattle
in the area. GINA said. However,
the majority voted for the finan-
cial aid, it reported.
President Jagdeo, it said, ex-
plained that cattle farmers will
receive assistance to a maximum
of $200,000 each but those who
benefited from the earlier cash
crop.and rice financial packages
will not be entitled to claim.

There are 224 cattle farmers
in the Abary River and the West
Coast Berbice Cattle Farmers'
Association will verify those
eligible to benefit, GINA said.
It said President Jagdeo also
instructed the Civil Defence Com-
mission (CDC) to ensure that the
distribution of potable water to
residents is boosted urgently.
Arrangements have been made
to deliver additional tanks to the
households in the district from to-
day, the agency said, noting that
some 30 tanks had been distrib-
uted to residents for them to store
their own supplies from rainfall.
In the interim, the MMA/
ADA will organise for residents

to get potable water supply fer-
ried along the river on its uni-
float vessels, it said.
GINA said Mr Jagdeo also
updated residents and farmers on
the government's long-term in-
terventions since the floods, in-
cluding mobilising funds to
dredge the Abary River at a cost
of about US$1M.
He said the Venezuelan Gov-
ernment has indicated its willing-
ness to provide assistance and has
commenced an assessment.
-President Jagdeo noted that
two excavators have already
been provided to the region to
raise the level of embankments
around villages while two pumps

have been deployed for use it
the coastal villages.
In addition, he said, the ship
ment of heavy-duty equipment
provided under the US$4M loar
from the Italian government will
arrive next month.
"We have to plan for the fu-
ture and we are looking at rein-
forcing the drainage system
During my visits to communi-
ties, people made several sugges-
tions. The engineers were oul
and looked at the areas and it will
cost us a substantial sum ol
money. At present we are look-
ing at about US$15M tc
$20M," the President said.
Farmers were also given the


books mischief

- minister charges
MINISTER within the Ministry of Labour, Human Resources
and Social Security, Ms Bibi Shadick yesterday charged that
mischief was behind reported problems in the distribution of
pension books to some villages on the East Coast Demerara.
She told the Sunday Chronicle there was no information in
her ministry to suggest that old age pensioners were advised to
go to the Starlite Cinema on the East Coast Demerara on Friday
to uplift their pension books.
The policy of the ministry is not to harass pensioners but to
assist them. Shadick said, adding that because of its concern about
pensioners having to travel to collect their pensions, the system
of taking the books to the villages was introduced.
She contended that it would seem therefore that someone or
some persons mischievously went and informed pensioners to
turn up at Starlite on Friday.
However, she apologised to the affected pensioners and said
she will be mounting an investigation into the incident today.
If officers within her ministry are guilty of any wrongdoing,
stern disciplinary steps will be taken, Shadick warned.
Two other newspapers yesterday reported that several pen-
sioners were at the Starlite Cinema for hours Friday after being
told to go there to uplift pension books which entitle them to the
monthly pensions from the State. The frustrated pensioners left
after no officials turned up with their books, the reports said.
Shadick noted that so far about 85% of the areas have been
covered in the pension books distribution programme.
She said that in Regions Five (Mahaica/Berbice) and Six (East
Berbice/Corentyne) 90% of the books has been distributed while
distribution on the Essequibo Coast, Leguan and Wakenaam is
almost complete.
Distribution, she said, is ongoing in Region 10 (Upper
In Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo), the books
have been flown in and distribution should have begun by yes-
terday, the minister indicated.
Later this month distribution will begin in Mahdia, while Cato
has been held back because a special plane has to be chartered.
Shadick said because this is expensive, the public assistance
and pensionbooks ill be flown in at the same time.
Howevei he pointed out that the pension system has now
been computised and like any new system there % ill ce some
imiial problems like names not being on lists. '
As these are discovered they are promptly rectified, she
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MASH BAND: another group in the grand Children's Mashramani Costume parade in the National
Park in Georgetown yesterday. (Delano Williams photo)


fiADNUS M CLE -Februa 6


Fears over England tour TV and radio coverage ---
V AND radio coverage in Baxter said: "$612m is a phe- petition from Asian-run senters and commentators cho- em o ra__
ngland for the forthcoming nomenal sum of money and TV channels in the UK, sen by Nimbus rather than its P ti
st series in India is still in they want to claw back some of such as Sony and ARY usual team. In loving memory of SIMON
)ubt as the new rights- it." Digital, which is broad- A spokesman for Sky de- CARLTON NG-A-FOO, alka DICK
olderr is asking for higher The clock is ticking on casting India's current tour dined to comment because of of Lethem Rupununi who
es negotiations as the first Test of Pakistan. confidentiality contracts departed this life on Februar, 14
Nimhbus whn naid $ 612m hepins in Naenur on March If it lands the rights, Sky signed during negotiations. 2005 -

(352m) for rights to India's home
matches until 2010, reportedly
wants 5m from English TV and
is in talks with Sky.
A BBC radio spokeswoman
said: "We're still in negotiations
with Nimbus."
BBC cricket producer Peter

Sky holds exclusive rights
to all of England's home games
after signing a new four-year
deal in 2005, and has shown
England's overseas Tests for
over 10 years.
But it could face com-

(From back page)
The FIFA Executive Committee will now decide on a penalty
for Warner at its March meeting and, according to its own statutes,
could expel him from FIFA.
Warner said that he had only returned to Trinidad and To-
bago late Thursday night after attending two FIFA meetings
in Zurich one with the Ethics and Fair Play Committee at
which he said he was summoned on Wednesday 15, and the
other, the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Thursday.

may also be forced to use pre-

(BBC Sport)

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year-old Te /(fe/ t/if/AV
SThe wife, children and other relatives of the late
Johnson MUNTAZ ALI wish to extend our profound gratitude to
all those who attended the funeral, assisted, offered
kind words of comfort, telephoned, sent cards or in
cop s their own special way sympathised with them during
u.,, their bereavement.
t* i --- i-__i thn__._ .O fhn i^-mnin ~.,'n -rr ThA

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(From back page)
tional coach Linden Johnson,
played undefeated in a round
robin competition.
He defeated Caleb Hinds
(the eventual second place
finisher) 14-12 and 11-2,
while he got past Joshua Sue-
Ho 11-7, 11-7.
To win the second place
Hinds won against Sue Ho 11-
9 and 11-4.
In the nine and under-boys'
division, Johnson defeated
Albert Jessemy in the finals,
three games to one 11-4, 11-13,
11-5 and 11-6.
In the girls' nine-and-un-
der final, M. Khan defeated
Deborah Sue-Ho three
straight games 11-5, 11-6 and
Stephen Patior finished as
champion in the boys' 11-and-
under age division after he de-
feated Joshua Cummings 11-8,
11-2, 8-11 and 11-4.
In the 13-and-under girls' fi-
nal Connie Chung defeated her
niece Saskeia Chung 11-9, 11-
9 and 14-12.
While the under-13-boys'
age division has reached as far
as the quarter-final. That divi-
sion will, however, continue to-
The 15 years-and-under
girls' division has reached the
quarter-final stage and will con-
tinue on Tuesday.
Whereas the 15 years-and-
under boys' and 18 years- and-
under boys' have reached the
last-16 stage. A winner will not
be known until Wednesday
when those divisions continue.
Today, the competition
serves off at 12:00 h with the
C class open. At 14:00 h the
B class open will be contested
followed by the men's and
women's singles from 16:00

Specai rticanks to ithU oviueriInmntli u u uylana, Ilel
Grenadian Government The Embassy of the United
States, Mr & Mrs Robert Corbin, .the PNC/R, CIOG,
SQueenstown Jama Masjid. ARCC, FPA, GFC, PSC,
GCCI, Lions Club of West Berbice, Dr. Max Hanoman
Sand staff of St Joseph Mercy Hospital.
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sisters, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces,
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Forall of us you did your best
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Sadly missed by his wife, children, grand
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relatives of the late GEORGE
a.k.a. BOY BLUE wish to epress ; .'-
their gratitude and lhanl: to all IhoSe ; -, ,w
who ha.e Show.n Iove and hilndnes: in |
our tme oi bereavement .
Special thanks to the Georgetown rM.1ior
& City Council Ihe staff of the Canadi3n
Soietly of Internalional Health ICSIH}
Pastor Raphael Massiah Ihe Board and
members of First Assembl' of God Chur:ch
tD'Urban St and the Roraima BikersAssociation .
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funeral offered
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telephoned prayed or in
their own special way
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Surveys staff of Officers Mess; Management and
staff of GNNL, Derinis Jonris and .:re'. Mr Donald
Pierre and crew

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SINGH: In sad and loving
memory of our beloved husband
and father POORAN SINGH
of Crane Village, West Coast
Demerara, who departed this life
on February 18,1995.
We never asked formiracles
But todayjust one woulddo
To see the doorpushing open
And see you walking through .
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come
We would wish with all ourhearts
Foryesteryears andyou
There isa bridge of memories
From here to heaven above
That keeps you very close to us
It's called the bridge of love
If memories could build a stairway
And remembrance makes a lane
We'd walk the long road to reach you
Andbringyou home again
There is a link that death can't sever
Love and remembrance last forever Will alwa y s be
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE FebrUa'i 19 '2006


Albion, Port Mourant clash in

Balram Shane memorial final

By Vemen Walter

AFTER more than three
months without cricket as a
result of rain, cricket fans in
the ancient county of Berbice
will have a chance to see
some action when Albion
Community Centre and Port
Mourant clash today in the
annual Balram Shane Memo-
rial cricket match at the
Albion Community Centre
The 50-over encounter
which was originally set for

Sunday, December 4 last year,
but had to be postponed be-
cause of the inclement weather,
promises to be a keenly con-
tested affair, although on paper
Albion should be highly
favoured to come out victori-
This is the sixth straight
year that Rose Hall Town busi-
nessman Deonarine Balram of
Shane General Store is
organising the match in memory
of his father Balram Shane and
the match is also being used as
a fund-raising venture for both

Bell hits fighting

78 but England

bowled out for 299

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) another innings in this warm-up
Ian Bell hit a fighting 78 for game and another warm-up
England who- were bowled game to come as well. I think it
out for 299 on the opening was a pretty good day for us."
day of their three-day warm- In the morning, opener
up against the Cricket Club Andrew Strauss hit 11 bound-
of India President's XI yes- aries in his 77-ball 51 and put
terday. on 102 for the second wicket
Bell's 186-ball effort in- with skipper Michael
eluded seven boundaries and a Vaughan, who made 54.
six but the 23-year-old
right-hander threw his
wicket away just as he ,
was getting on top of ." ..
the bowling.
Bell and Paul
Collingwood (47 not ,
out) shared a stand of 60
before he was stumped
by Vinayak Samant, giv- ...
ing the charge to left-arm
spinner Hitschu
Bachhani having hit him
for a six the previous .
ball. '.
His dismissal ..;;' :.
sparked a collapse with .
the remaining four wick-
ets falling for just 36 i-
runs. I
Coming in at the
fall of the second Ian Bell plays a shot during a three-
wicket, Bell got off to day warm-up match against the
a subdued start, strik- Cricket Club of India President's XI
ing the first of his in Mumbai, yesterday. (REUTERS/
seven boundaries from Punit Paranjpe).

his 63rd delivery. He
t.dded 42 for the fourth
wicket with Kevin Pietersen
(26) and 47 for the fifth with
Andrew Flintoff (20).
"It was quite nice to gel out
there and spend some time at
the crease against spinners who
were actually able to get the ball
to turn and bounce." Bell told
"A lot of the guys got out
there and got some lime and
some runs under their belt early
on :n this tour and there's still

ENGLAND XI 1st innings
A. Strauss b Waingankar 51
M. Prior b Verma 0
M. Vaughan c Samant
b Waingankar 54
I. Bell stp. Samant b Bachani 78
K. Pietersen b Ansari 26
A. Flintoff c Indulkar b Redkar 20
P. Collingwood not out 47
G. Jones c Muzumdar
SWniangankar 1
I. Blackwell c KUikreja b Bachani

Opener Marcus Trescothick
and paceman Liam Plunkett
missed England's first day of
their tour opener due to illness.
Bell was England's top run-
getter in the Test series on the
tour of Pakistan late last year
with 313 runs, including a hun-
dred and two fifties.
"I spent some time at the
crease early on in that series
and I think that just gave me
confidence foi the rest of the
series," he said.

M. Hoggard b Abid Nabi 3
M Panesar run-out (Mota) 3
Extras: (lb-1, w-l, nb-13) 15
Total: (all out, 89.3 overs) 299
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-103,3-114, 4-
156, 5-203, 6-263,7-265, 8-272,9-280.
Bowling: Verma 6-3-18-1 (nb-2. w-1).
Abid Nabi 9-6-17-1. Mota 3-0-33-0,
Waingankar 15-0-53-3 (nb-11),
Hazare 6-0-28-0, Kulkarni 10-3-21-0,
Eachani 18.3-2-66-2. Ansari 6-0-14-1.
Redkar 16-1-48-1.

the Albion and Port Mourant
cricket clubs.
Having surrendered the
trophy for the first time in
2005, Albion will be keen to
regain supremacy, boasting a
powerful lineup that includes
some eight players who have
represented Guyana at either
the junior or the senior level.
Sewnarine Chattergoon and
Narsingh Deonarine spearhead
their batting which, also in-
cludes the likes of Ramnarine
Chattergoon, Imran Khan,
Shastri Persaud, Suraj Sahadeo
and promising teenagers Ranga
Lachigadu and Jonathan Foo.

Opener Chattergoon and
fellow left-hander Deonarine
have both been named in the
West Indies A Team to take on
the touring England A Team in
the first of two Test matches,
starting next Thursday in
Antigua and will be eager to get
some runs under their belts; for
since the completion of the
league stages of the Carib Beer
Cricket Series two weeks ago,
they have been without com-
petitive cricket.
Like their batting, Albion,
the national Baron Foods cham-
pions, also possess a strong
bowling attack which, as usual,

S.A. selectors

keep faith in Smith

SOUTH Africa have announced their squads for the
Twenty20 match and the one-day series against Australia
- and they also took the step of announcing yet another
vote of confidence in captain Graeme Smith following a
disappointing tour of Australia. In his last eight one-dayers
and eight Tests, Smith has averaged just over 20 in both
forms of the game.
"We wish to state that we have absolute confidence in
Graeme Smith's leadership and batting abilities," Gerald Majola,
the CEO of Cricket South Africa, said in a statement. "We be-
lieve that Graeme and the Proteas can turn the tables in South
It's the second time in two weeks that Majola has come
out in support of the captain. On February 7, the day when
the central contracts were announced, Majola insisted: "Cricket
South Africa has the fullest confidence in Graeme Smith as cap-
tain of the Proteas."
To this end Vince van der Bijl, the board's manager,
said that South Africa were going to adopt a more deter-
mined approach. "Both Graeme and Mickey (Arthur) are
confident that the team effort will be more ruthless and
that fielding errors have been eradicated."
Loots Bosman, Roger Telemachus and Neil McKenzie have
all been selected in the Pro20 side, as part of the selectors' aim
to rest and rotate players before next year's World Cup. The
spinners Thadi Tshablala and Robin Peterson have also earned
a call-up, with Peterson also making a return to the one-day
AB de Villiers has earned a recall to both squads after he
was dropped for the VB Series in order to rediscover his touch
in the shortened version of the game at domestic level.
"No one doubts AB's talents," the chairman of selec-
tors, Haroon Lorgat, said in a statement, "and the way he
responded to our request to play in the domestic Pro20
games was outstanding."
Justin Kemp is in both
squads, but his participation
will be subject to passing a
medical. Andre Nel will also
undergo a fitness test this week,
but is hoping to play in the i
ODIs. But Jacques Kallis has I
been excluded from both squads
as he continues to recover from
an elbow injury. I
Makhaya Ntini returns at-
ter injury, which will be a fillip
to a South African side who fol- I
lowed up a disappointing 2-0
Test defeat to Australia by win-
ning just three of eight one-day
South Africa Pro20(
squad: Gracme Smith (capt),
Loots Bosman. AB tie Villiers, The selectors have backed
Herschelle Gibbs. Andrew Iall, their captain Graeme Smith
Justin Kcmp, Neil McKenzie. again.
Makhaya Ntini, Justin Ontoneg.
Robin Peterson. Riogier Tcilemachus. Thandi Tsihabhla. Johan van
der Wath.
One day squad: Graeime Smith (capt), Mlark Boucher.
AB de Villiers, Boea )Dippenaar, Herschetle Gibbs, Andrew
Hall, .ustin Kemp, Chari Langeveldt. Andre Net, Makhaya
Ntini, Robin !'ete'rson. Shaun PoH'!ok. Ashwell Prince,
J.on;! v~In dI c i I r:icnfo)

is expected to be based prima-
rily on spin with off-spinners,
Mangru, Deonarine and Ro-
maine Chattergoon together with

leg-spinner Davendra Bishoo
and left-arm spinner
Veersammy Permaul leading the
S e w n a r i n e
Chattergoon's underrated
leg-spin and the off-spin of
Lachigadu can also be called
upon should the need arise
while medium pacers
Doodnauth Lalbeharry and
Asraf Ghanny will take care
of the pace department.
Port Mourant on the other
hand, in the process of rebuild-
ing will be depending heavily on
former Guyana Under-19 bats-
men Moshein Perkhan and
Roopnarine Ramgobin to come
good with the bat in the absence
of Homchand Pooran and Zamal
Khan currently playing semi-
professional cricket in Trinidad
and Tobago if they are going
challenge their opponents.
Apart from Perkhan and
Ramgobin. Rajiv Ivan, who


created a storm in the 2005
Sir Garfield Sobers School's
Under-19 tournament in Bar-
bados, Dillon Samaroo, Sham
Surendra, Rohan Tulsie and
Poorandra Debdyal are all ca-
pable of making runs at this
Medium pacers Samaroo
and Surendra lead their
bowling with support coming
from off-spinners Rajendra
Latcha, Rajendra Bolo and
Play starts at 09:30 h.
Coloured clothing will be worn
while balls and black sight
screens will be used.
The two clubs will share all
funds generated from the game.
Teams: Port Mourant -
Rajiv Ivan (captain), Roopnarine
Ramgobin, Rohan Tulsie,
Gobin Narine, Rajendra Bolo,
Rajendra Latcha, Dillon
Samaroo, Sham Surendra,
Yougendra Permaul, Yudendra
Harrinarine, Rudranauth
Lutchman, Moonsammy
Veerasammy and Poorandra
Debdyal. Moonsammy
Kalimootoo is the manager.
Albion Orvin Mangru
(captain), Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Ramnarine
Chattergoon, Narsingh
Deonarine, Ranga Lachigadu,
Imran Khan, Suraj Sahadeo,
Jonathan Foo, Shastri
Persaud, Asraf Ghanny,
Veerasammy Permaul,
Davendra Bishoo, Doodnauth
Lalbeharry and Karamchand
Shivdyal. The manager is
Dhanpaul Sahadeo.
Mahendra Singh and
Goodnarine Ramdeo are the

Inzamam to keep

captaincy job

for rest of 2006
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) Inzamam-ul-Haq will re-
main as Pakistan captain for the rest of the year, even
though his side have lost the current home one-day series
to India.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided yesterday
Inzamam and vice-captain Younis Khan would stay in place
for the tours to Sri Lanka and England, the ICC Champions
Trophy and the home series against West Indies in December.
Inzamam was given a
one-year extension as
skipper last April, taking
him through to the end
of the India series, which
concludes today with the
final one-dayer in
Karachi. India lead the
series 3-1.
Under his cap-
taincy, Pakistan have "
drawn Test series in In- ,. .
dia and Vest Indies. -
They ha;, beaten En-
gland an-d India at
onze ..' 35. wo INZAMAM-UL-HAQ
Inzamna f, 35, who
has appeared in 107 Tests and 355 one-da) internationals has
been canp:;n since November 2003.
PCB ib:!rman Shaharyar Khan said in a staltemenil the de-
cision hadi been made to ensure stability and continuity in the
lie a':-. announced that Pakistan wanted to recruit
owiin wieldingg coaches or the senior team and were
i.te'r Souih Africani .h: 5 hordes.

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ever, an, d civil rights group Libr
erty says the growth of track-
ing raises data privacy concerns.
Kevin Brown, operations
director of tracking firm
Follows, said there was noth-s
ing covert about tracking monitored, how-
thanks to strict regulations.
"An employee has to con-
sent to having their mobile
tracked. A privmpacny can't cerns.

the user knowing," he told
"Under government rules
we send random alerts to
each phone we track, inform-
ing the user they are being,
All that is needed to trace a
mobile phone is a computer
with an Internet connection.
Once a phone is activated for
tracking, it becomes a mobile
electronic tag and its approxi-
mate position can be followed
using the service provider's Web
Although there was a flurry
of interest when the service was
launched in 2003 from private
individuals suspicious about
whether their partners really
were working late at the office, a
the would-be sleuths were
quickly disappointed.
"You can forget about bor-n
rowing your partner's phoner
and 'consenting' to being
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A cell phone is seen in an undated photo. Advances in mobile phone tracking technology
are turning British firms into cyber sleuths as they keep a virtual eye on their staff, vehicles
and stock. (Will Burgess/Reuters)

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It tracks cell phone SIM
cards with accuracy that var-
ies depending on the satura-
tion of SIM masts in city
centers the technology can
pinpoint a phone to within a
hundred yards, while in rural
locations it might be several
The most obvious applica-
tion of the technology is for
freight and delivery firms, but
there has also been interest
among small businesses that
have tradesmen or sales staff on
the road.
Andrew Overton at
Verilocation said many of his
company's 60,000 subscribers,
mostly small businesses, wanted
to know where their workers
were for security reasons and
for better asset management.
"There is increasing aware-
ness about the importance of
knowing where your staff are in
case of incidents like the July
London bombings. Knowing
where your nearest employee is
to a customer is also important.
It allows a company to improve
Overton said tracking also
allowed bosses to check
whether workers were taking
the quickest route to a job or
whether the expenses they sub-
mitted matched the miles they
had driven.

Not everyone is so enthu-
siastic about the growth of



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 13)
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 funo 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

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.

The consultancy must be conducted by an established legal entity. The Team Leader of the Technical Assistance
consultancy should have the following qualifications:
A first 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.

Interested parties can uplift terms of reference and further information on the Community Services Component from the
Executive Director, SIMAR at the address hereunder.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday March 3, 2006. Proposals must be addressed to the Executive
Director, SIMAR at the under-mentioned address.

237 Camn Street, South C .rnmiril.i:' !:.ir. Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: .,5'? 227-3600

2/17/2006, 8:08 PM

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on 21/2 lots of land with two garages, etc. $22M,
Republic Park, EBD.
Tel. 227-2612, 627-8314.

Sunday Chronicle February 19, 2006

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Sunday Chronicle-February ,19,0Q6

Firms turn cyber.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday February 10, 2006 Thursday February 16, 2006
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.20
-Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 196.00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
Bank Average 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.21

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.84 202.68

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$200.25
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 135.83 148.20 155.50 163.63

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 316.17 343.00 353.83 364.50
D. Euro
Bank Average 213.10 230.00 245.00 256.00
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Feb. 15, 2006
TT = G$ 28.78
Bdos$ = G$91.78 3 months 4.77000% US 7.50%
J$ = G$ 4.45 6 months 4.94000% Guyana 15.24%
EC$= G$65.61
Belize$= G$ 93.65
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.



The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualilc.'J pcircn; to
fill the following vacancies in its Human Resources and Information Services



Full details including the requirements and job description fbr each ,posit ion can be
obtained by accessing the Bank's website at ._ .. '.,i- -. ,i i ,, _
Application and a detailed C'trricuitim Vitae should be submitted not later than
ri ii.r. .. .'~- i i'. r, air nd should be addressed to:
11 !MANlN R! I lRCES DEPA i-', I.NIT

From page IX
rights and we at Liberty will be keeping a close eye on this area to see if companies who do
monitor their staff are complying with the regulations," she said.
Logistics expert Richard Wilding said keeping track of staff and equipment could produce signifi-
cant cost benefits to companies if they used the information effectively.
"There are benefits in service enhancements providing a better service to customers and all the
attendant advantages that can bring, and also operational gains from managing people and assets bet-
ter," said Wilding, a professor of supply chain risk management.
According to Wilding, a company that knows where its staff are and can work out whether they will make
appointment dates and then communicate with customers will win out over those that do not
"Giving customers transparency of where their delivery or tradesman is in the supply chain en-
hances the value of what a company can offer customers," said Wilding from Britain's Cranfield School
of Management, a post-graduate institution that specialises in business and logistics.
Transparency builds trust which, in turn, saves cost.
"Customers who don't trust their suppliers can over-order, or hold extra inventory, or shop around
for alternatives."
Operationally, companies that use tracking can gain by optimising their staff.
"If you know where vehicle or employee is and a customer calls you, you have the opportunity to reroute."
Wilding said large-scale truckers have been using similar techniques for years, but using expensive
satellite navigation equipment.
"Mobile phone tracking is far cheaper and produces similar business benefits."



5 Subjects CXC including Mathematics
and English Language.
Computer skills in Word Processing,
SSpread Sheet and Data Base.
Previous experience will be an asset.

Salary commensurate with qualifications
Uand experience

Apply in writing w th
contact Telephone number to:
P.O. BOX: 101371

not later than FEBRUARY 27, 2006


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 performance 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:
It should be deposited in the tender box located in the Permanent Secretanr's Office on
or before I5:00hrs on Februar 28th. 2006.
Government ads can be viewed on http iv'.w gma gov gy

Page X


Sleep on it!

By Megan Rauscher

NEW YORK (Reuters) When
faced with a major decision,
such as buying a car or a
house, it's best to do your
homework, and then forget
about it for a while and let
your unconscious churn
through the options.
According to the results of
a novel study published last
week in the journal Science, un-
conscious deliberation may lead
to a more satisfying choice than
mere conscious deliberation
alone, at least for major deci-
Conscious deliberation is
fine for the less important, more

mundane everyday choices like
deciding which shampoo or
towels to buy, but not for big-
ger decisions, the report indi-
Four investigators in the
department of psychology at
the University of Amsterdam,
the Netherlands, confirmed
the value of what they call
the "deliberation-without-at-
tention" hypothesis in a se-
ries of studies on consumer
choice both in the lab set-
ting, as well as in real life
among shoppers in depart-
ment stores.
For example, in a car-shop-
ping experiment, participants
read a complex series of facts

about cars they were consider-
ing purchasing. Immediately af-
terwards, they were given
puzzles to keep their conscious
selves busy.
After working on the
puzzles, this group of pur-
chasers reported greater sat-
isfaction with their car choice
than did subjects who were
given no puzzles and had to
decide what car to purchase
immediately after consciously
pondering the facts.
But for making simple de-
cisions, such as choosing be-
tween different sets of towels,
conscious deliberations were all
that was needed to make satis-
fying choices.

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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 for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
following projects:-

(a) Lot 1 (Mon Repos -Annandale)Roads Reg.#4
(b) Lot 2 (Mc Kenzie Ville De Endragt South)Roads Reg. #4
(c) Lot 3 (Lusignan Melanie) Roads Reg. #4

(i) Rehabilitation of Niggs-Belverdere North Residential Roads Reg. #6
(ii) Rehabilitation of Kiltern Nursery School Reg. #6

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 items (a) & (ii) is G$5,000 each and
(b), (c) & (i) is $10,000 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 08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from
08:00h to 14:30h 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

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00 hrs on Friday, March 3, 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 obligated to
give any reasonss.

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

There are several possible
reasons why conscious thought
sometimes leads to poor judg-
ment, the researchers say. Con-
sciousness has a "low capacity"
causing individuals to consider
only a subset of relevant infor-
mation and they may inappro-
priately weight the importance
or relevance of this information.
In contrast, the human sub-
conscious has a higher capacity

to integrate more information,
which can lead to better choices.
First author Dr. Ap
Dijksterhuis told Reuters
Health: "The take-home mes-
sage is that when you have to
make a decision, the first step
should be to get all the informa-
tion necessary for the decision.
Once you have the information,
you have to decide, and this is
best done with conscious

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thought for simple decisions,
but left to unconscious thought
- to 'sleep on it' when the de-
cision is complex."
The novel finding from
these studies is the "idea that
we can think unconsciously
and that unconscious thought
is actually superior to con-
scious thought for complex
decisions," the researcher


Date: 2006-02-05
Contract No.: 11,12,14,15,16 & 17/2005

The Government of Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved (by Loan and Grant)
the sum 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 under which 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, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the following:

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

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

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

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

17/2005 Rehabilitation andExcavation ofChannels. Construction of Structures.
Riverstown/ Onderneeming WUA. Essequibo Coast. Region No.2

14/2005 Construction of Vreed-en-Hoop/La Jalousie All Weather Access Road. West
Coast Demerara. Region No.3 (Re-Advertisement)

Bidding Document (and amn additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office. at Den Alnstel. West Coast Demerara from February 06. 2006. for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8.000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible 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
must be clearly marked on the top. left-hand corer "Tender for the ............... Region
No.2 Lot..../2005 PRCSSP Do not open before 09.00 hrs on March 7. 2006."

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by a Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand 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

All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Finance building.
Main & Urquhart Streets. Georgetown. before 09:00 lhrs. on Marchl07. 2006. Bids will
be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend immediately after 09:0()hrs.
on March 07. 2(X)6.

The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids without assigning any
reason whatsoever. and not necessarily to make an award to the low est Bidder.

Pennanent Secretar
Ministry of Agriculture

Government ads can De viewed orn hrtp ''. g r go. gy

SUnday, hrni cJe-Feebriary,,, 2006o

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Loan No. 1107/SF-GY


1. The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of Basic Education
Access and Management Support (BEAMS) Programme. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract
for the Supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the "Purchaser" ) now invites sealed
bids from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank regional and non-regional
member countries for the Printing of RALP READERS.

3. The BEAMS Project Implementation Unit has the undertaking of facilitating this
process and all relevant information for this bid can be had by contacting:

The Project Manager
BEAMS Programme
109 Barima Avenue
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626
FaxNo.: (592) 225-2773
e-mail beamspiu(_aSolutions2000.net

4. Interested bidders may purchase a set of Bidding Documents, by written
communication to the Project Manager- BEAMS Programme or by applying in person
for a non-refundable sum of four thousand Guyana dollars (G$4,000). Bidding
Documents can be mailed to the prospective bidder once requested, but all mailing
charges must be borne by the bidder. Payments for the purchase of Bidding
Documents shall be either cash or Manager's Cheque.

5 Each bid must be accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificates for
firms registered in Guyana. In addition a Bid Bond from a recognize Financial
Institution covering 2% of the Bid price.

6. Bids will be on sale from February 20, 2006 to March 20, 2006 at the BEAMS Project
Implementation Unit, 109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park on Mondays Fridays except
on National Holidays between the hours of: 09:00 11:00 hrs. and 13:00 -15:00 hrs.

Bids must be placed in two (2) envelopes:

a. The inner envelope containing the bid must have the name and address of the
bidder and must be sealed.
b. The bid which is enclosed in the inner envelope must then be placed in an outer
envelope clearly marked at the top left-hand corer 'BEAMS BID FOR THE
PRINTING OF RALP READERS' and be addressed to:

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

8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Boardat the above-mentioned address on or before 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, March 20,2006.

9. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday
March 20, 2006 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board.

10. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Purchaser is not required to accept the
lowest priced bid but the bid that is considered the lowest evaluated.


Sunday ChronicleFehruary ,19, 2006



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Bight in


SOUTHERN Blight is a common disease occurring on
tomatoes worldwide and is common in tropical and sub
tropical areas. This disease can be found in most
tomato-growing areas locally. Under favourable
conditions, this disease can result in plant death and
severe crop losses. This
disease can also affect
other crops such as black
eye pea and red kidney
beans etc. This disease is
also known by several
other common names such
as Southern Wilt and
Southern Stem Rot.
This disease is caused by
the fungus Sclerotium rolfsii
sec. It can exist as both a
saprophyte and a parasite in
nature. It produces an abun-
dance of white fluffy
branched mycelium that
forms sclerotia. These scle-
rotia are roundish in shape and off white when immature
becoming dark brown when mature. Some strains of this
fungus have been reported basidial perfect stage referred to
as Athelia rolfsii. However, the role of this perfect stage in
the life cycle of this pathogen is unknown.
This organism can be found affecting the roots, stem
and fruits of the tomato plant. Plant parts in or near the
soil line are first affected. The first noticeable symptom is
usually a brown to black rot of the stem near the soil line.
This lesion develops rapidly, completely girdling the stem
resulting in rapid wilting and yellowing of the above ground
parts of the plant.
When seedlings are at-
tacked, the fungus in-
vades all parts of the
seedling resulting in
rapid death. Under
favourable environmen-
tal conditions, an
abundance of white
cottony mycelium
covering the stem le-
sion and extending sev-
eral centimeters up the
stem is commonly ob-
served. Numerous
whitish immature scle-
rotia that later become dark brown will appear on the myce-
lium mat within a few days.
Tomato fruits in contact with infested soil or fungal
mycelium quickly become infected. Infected fruits become
sunken and soft and often a starred shaped lesion is ob-
served. Affected fruits collapse and become completely
covered with white mycelium and sclerotia.
The fungus can survive several years as sclerotia in the
soil and plant debris. S. rolfsii is generally restricted to the
upper 2-3 inches of the soil and will not survive at deeper
levels. Sclerotia can be easily disseminated by movement
of infested soil or plant materials. Spread within the field
can occur through contact with fungal mycelium. This or-
ganism is active in warm wet weather and results in high
incidences of the disease.
Control of this disease can be difficult especially under
conditions that are favourable for disease development.
However, losses can be significantly reduced through a com-
bination of several different strategies in disease manage-
ment. Practice crop rotation for a period of at least two
years using non susceptible crops such as corn. This will
reduce the inoculum concentration and disease incidence.
Prepare land properly. Bury all crop litter 3-5 inches
below soil surface. None of the buried litter should be
brought back near the soil surface by cultivation during the
current -s on.
Prie ,e movement of infected soil and plants from in-
fected cir ds to disease free areas.
Fur .cides can be used in disease management. The
fungicide pentachlonitrobenzene (PCNB) (marketed as
earthic& e) was found to be very effective in control-
ling tbt disease based on trails conducted in Region
Three. ruhis fungicide can be applied to planting holes
prior i ''ansplanting or can be used in the transplant
water. is also restricts disease spread if applied to
affected.: plants as soon as symptoms appear.

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ARIES Don't let that temper get away from you, especially if you're working
r on a project around the house with your special someone. You've got things to
do, and you're quite ready to get them done. Be nice and be cooperative and
be sure to save some energy for recreation tonight. After all that work, along
with what you've been dealing with lately, you know you've earned it.

TAURUS You're on the lookout for your someone special and you abso-
lutely will not stop until you have them clearly in your sights. If you're attached,
i'. -.. it's easy. Spoil them rotten tonight. If you're not, your mission, should you
.choose to accept it, is to get out of the way and let them approach you with-
..'" ;! out giving them 'that look.' Make it easy on them, just this once.

GEMINI As you've no doubt realized over the past week or so, no matter how
4 much you'd like it to, love doesn't run on a schedule especially not this kind of
love. You've found someone who's really, really appealing to your intellect and
S your brain as well as to your eyes. Who's to say how it will end? Only the two
of you. If you're smart, do what you can to make sure the evening ends with a
S, ,'. lovely, romantic kiss.

.. CANCER Ready to let go and let the universe handle things? Mostly those
Stricky matters going on between family members? Well, it's about time. There's
", .x, only so much you can do to start with, and once you've exhausted those ef-
forts, it will be up to them to take the ball and run with it. If they do, all the
j | better. If they don't, resolve to offer your help from a distance. You can't live
someone's life for them.

.. LEO You've never run short on charm and you never will. Right about now,
-i"fT that talent will come in extremely handy, too even more so than usual, that is.
r Now, since the rest of us here on planet number three may not be quite so glib,
: .",, help us out. Entertain us. Let every charming syllable slip from your lips.

VIRGO Ready to dig your heels in and defend what you believe in? Bet you are
and bet you're quite eager to do it, too. If you're up against someone who's
not as well armed as you are verbally, at least (which, at this moment, in-
cludes just about everyone) try not to be too critical. Why show someone up if
S that's not what's really called for?

LIBRA -- The heavens have decided to increase your charm and make you even
more intensely persuasive. Of course, that's something you've been good at for
a long time, and you've never really needed any help with it. Still, your skill at
the rules of etiquette will make what's already a charming evening go along
even more smoothly. Remember, it's what you do best and what others expect
of you. Smile pretty.

U SCORPIO There's something going on behind the scenes a very big some-
-\ thing and you've been privy to it for some time. You don't have permission to
let anyone know about it, which goes double for whoever you're sure is already
S_'-- involved. It may be tough to keep quiet, but you need to do it, so you will.
Relax. You'll be proud of yourself when it's all over.

SAGITTARIUS Your peers are tired of your excuses. They want to see you,
p and they want to see you now, even if you do have to get up for work tomor-
o ,'.a row especially early. Too bad, because after all, so do they. They haven't had a
good laugh in a long time, and they need you. It's admittedly your astrologi-
Scal job to entertain, so don't deprive them any further.

CAPRICORN It's not just your loved ones who are so darned pleased with
what you've been able to successfully tackle lately, it's also the higher-ups who've
been watching you to see if you're ready for a bump up the career ladder. You
know you're worthy of both their attention and affection and you've proven
it. Once the news arrives, and it will, let loose and do just a tad of celebrating.
You've certainly earned this.

AQUARIUS -- Someone you've had your eye on will be more than happy to stay
S up late tonight, chatting away about every subject imaginable. Make some cof-
fee, and make yourself available. You may be tired at work tomorrow, but you've
S heard of power naps, and you're undoubtedly familiar with the concept. Take
one, then gulp down that coffee and head out to continue astounding the
I #. masses. Your mission is to keep your reputation intact. Ready? Bet you are.

PISCES -- This relationship is more than ready for Stage Two, so if you're think-
ing of taking that giant leap toward intimacy, don't hesitate. You can do it
now, and rest assured that it will all work out quite well. If this someone is
taken, however, you might want to cool your heels and do not pass Go.
B. There's no reason for you to share affections with anyone. You're loving, com-
passionate and more than worth the effort it takes to have you. Say that,
. and say it firmly to them, but also to yourself.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to
undergo a period of Training as Management Trainees for possible
absorption in a dynamic Organisation.
Administrators- Applicants must possess the Degree in
B u s i n e s s / P u b I i c
Management/Administrative or other
related field.

Auditors Applicants must possess the Degree in
Accountancy/or equivalent qualification
from a recognized institution.
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
P. O. Box 1071
Deadline for submission of applications is February 21. 2006.

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Category IA Dry Ration
Category IB Fresh Ration
Category 2 Medical Supplies
Category 3 Agricultural Supplies
Category 4 Janitorial Supplies

Category 5 Stationery Supplies
Category 6 Pest Control Services
Category 7 Sanitation Disposal Service
Category 8 -Building Materials

Tender documents may be uplifted from the office of the Staff Officer One General Four
(Finance), Camp Avanganna during normal working hours from Monday 2006-02-27
to March 2006-03-13. Bidders will be required to purchase tender documents at a non-
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificate of compliance from both the
Commissioner of Guvana Revenue Authority and Manager. National Insurance Scheme:
and hid security equivalent to 2% of the cost of the items tendered for.

'Tenders for each category must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope, which does
not in any way identify the tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top left hand comer

TENDER FOR CATEGORY (insert relevant category)

Tenders must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetow n

lenders must he deposited in the tender ho\ located at tite Nitnvist otf 1 uine_ no later
than IlLesda\. March 14. 2())1( at t)9.( I)(hr. l Cenders \ 1 e opened imim cdiatcl\ after
Onl the salle da\. lld lenderers or therli rCepreset-;Cllit \ Cs are 1 in\ lied to a ltcll d.