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V THE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has asked
the United StatePrmy for help to recover 33
high-powered AK-47 rifles and five pistols stolen
from the weapons storage bond at Camp
Ayanganna, GDF Chief-of-Staff Brigadier
Edward Collins told the Sunday Chronicle.
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THE Guyana Defence Force is offering a $3M reward to
anyone with information leading to the recovery of the
33 high-powered AK-47 rifles and five pistols stolen from
the Army's Camp Ayanganna headquarters.
If you've got a tip, call any of these hotline numbers:
225-8863, 227-7962,226-8645,227-7989 and 226-0119.
The Army says its officers are manning these lines
around the clock and any information given would be
treated with the strictest confidentiality.
mission to Europe
The Caribbean Community is despatching a high-level
lobbying mission to the European Union to seek
substantial financial assistance to cushion the blow to
the region's sugar exporting states, the hardest hit being
Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica.
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In stolen AK-47s
HE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has asked
the United States Army for help to recover
33 high-powered AK-47 rifles and five pis-
tols stolen from the weapons storage bond at
Camp Ayanganna, GDF Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Ed-
ward Collins told the Sunday Chronicle.
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He yesterday said clues
have been found in the bond
that can help track down those
who removed the weapons and
these have been preserved for
DNA and other tests by experts
from the U.S. Army.
As the GDF continued
the probe into the shocking
theft of the guns from its
armoury, this newspaper
asked Collins whether the
Army was seeking help from
the U.S. and other friendly
military forces given the
serious national security im-
plications of the theft and the
very close relations the GDF
has with the U.S., British and
"We have asked the U.S.
Army for help in the probe and
to recover the weapons", he
said, adding that the scope of the
response is expected to be
Collins said the clues the
GDF has found left behind by
those who spirited out the guns
have been put under wraps for
forensic, DNA and other tests
by overseas experts and he ex-
pects the U.S. military would
also respond to the call for help
by dispatching personnel here.
"Yes we are making re-
quests for bilateral help and
whatever form this is given in
we will accept because we have
to recover these weapons and
get those responsible", he said.
Six soldiers, including a
Warrant Officer, who were the
principal staff detailed to secure
the armoury, are being ques-
tioned about the stolen weap-
ons and have been confined to
the Camp Ayanganna base in
Army spokesman Lt Col
Wilbert Lee has said they were
following some leads in the in-
vestigation and some persons
have been questioned and oth-
ers would be.
The guns were stolen re-
cently but the Army is still to
determine the exact period.
The confirmation of the
theft of 33 of the Army's larg-
est weapon type prompted a
statement of serious concern
from President Bharrat
Jagdeo who met Collins and
Police Commissioner Win-
ston Felix on that and the
massacre by gunmen in two
East Bank Demerara villages
last Sunday night.
On Wednesday, Collins vis-
ited and addressed troops at all
the Army's main bases to under-
line the serious national security
implications of the theft of the
Confirmation of the theft
also triggered a weapons inven-
tory check by the Police Force,
Police Commissioner Felix indi-
News that the AK-47 M
rifles and five pistols were sto-
len from the GDF base raised
fears that the automatic weap-
ons may have been sold to
criminal gangs, including those
holed out in the back lands in
Buxton on the East Coast
Demerara, known to use AK-
47s in attacks.
"While the internal investi-
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gation is continuing, efforts are
being directed simultaneously tc
possible linkages with persons
in the wider society who may
be the recipients of the stolen
weapons", Lee told this news-
"All leads will be pursued
with the audacity and force be-
fitting the military", he vowed,
adding, "We are confident thai
we will recover the weapons
wherever they are."
He said the investigation
has pointed to the "very strong
possibility that ranks from the
GDF may be involved in the
disappearance of these weap-
The Police and the Army
are cooperating in the investiga-
tion leading to the recovery of
"Any bit of information and
lead would be pursued relent-
lessly and vigorously in order to
retrieve the weapons and have
them returned to the storage
bond," Collins told the troops
President Jagdeo Friday
night vowed that "whatever it
takes", the Army will go out and
recover the weapons.
"The Army will go out
and recover those weapons,
whatever it takes. They will
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Look out for dead
Guvana noes on 'Blue Alert'
GUYANA has gone into Blue
Alert Status for the dreaded
bird flu, the National Influ-
enza Preparedness Commit-
tee (NIPC) of the Health Min-
istry announced yesterday.
The committee is also ap-
pealing to the public to watch
out for dead birds and to report
any unusual occurrence of death
of birds (wild, backyard or at
farms) in their area.
"Bird watcher and trappers
are particularly asked to report
to the agriculture extension of-
ficers, health officials (doctor,
medex, nurses, malaria workers,
community health workers),
Army officers, Police officers,
or any government officer any
such 'dead bird' occurrence", it
Persons can contact di-
rectly the Ministry of Agricul-
ture (Tel 226-8714) or the Min-
istry of Health (Tel 226-5164)
if such occurrences are noted.
"If someone in the commu-
nity has a telephone, please ask
that person to call us. Persons
with short wave radio sets can
contact the Ministry of Health
@ Mike Alpha or the
Amerindian Hostel @ Alpha
Romeo", the committee said.
It said Guyana continues at
a colour alert BLUE status
which means "no new virus de-
tected locally or in the region,
some global circulation of a new
The NPIC said it has moved
a step closer to finalising the na-
tional preparedness plan for
Guyana in response to the cur.
rent rapid spread of the H5N1
virus, which causes bird flu,
throughout Europe,Asia andAf-
Since 2003, it noted, H5N1
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have to recover those weapons and I hope when they go
into some areas that we are not going to hear the talk about
excessive force and freedom and all of these things," the Presi-
He also indicated that he will not tolerate 'lectures' from abroad
in the Army's all out bid to recover the weapons.
"We are going to recover those weapons because those weap-
ons are only going to be used against our people the people of
this country (because) they are not there to be used on the pulpit,"
the President told a large gathering of Christian religious leaders dur-
ing an interactive encounter he hosted on the lawns of his State
House residence in Georgetown.
The guns are believed to have been spirited out of the stor-
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migratory birds in 40 countries.
The committee noted
that over the last week fears
of transmission to mamma-
lian species, especially cats in
Germany were the focus of
attention once again follow-
ing the death of a cat that
had earlier fed on dead birds.
As fears grew about the virus
spreading, the NIPC said it over the
last week commenced the Bird Flu
Colour Alert System to inform the
public and direct actions against the
It said it continued to de-
velop the public monitoring
system for wild and domestic
bird illness and death and influ-
enza like illness.
The committee is maintain-
ing an appeal to all to observe
basic hygiene practices to help
stem any spread of the disease
It is recommended that:
** All meat and poultry be
cooked above 70C before eat-
** Cooked meat/poultry
should be consumed immedi-
ately or stored below 6C
** Eggs should be properly
washed and cooked before con-
** Raw and cooked foods
should be kept apart.
c** Use only safe water for
cooking and washing
** Keep all kitchen sur-
faces, utensils, dishes and
cutlery clean by washing be-
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mission to Europe
By Rickey Singh
The Caribbean Community
is despatching a high-level
lobbying mission to the Euro-
pean Union to seek substan-
tial financial assistance to
cushion the blow to the
region's sugar exporting
states, the hardest hit being
Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis
The mission is scheduled to
leave today and will have a se-
ries of meetings over one week
in Britain, Germany, Austria,
Finland, and finally at the Eu-
ropean Union headquarters in
It was originally to have
been jointly led by Guyana's
President Bharrat Jagdeo and St
Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister
Denzil Douglas. But instead of
the Guyanese Head of State, his
Minister of Foreign Trade and
Clement Rohee, will be on the
mission that will also include
Jamaica's Agriculture Minister
Roger Clarke and ambassador
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At stake is funding to help
the six affected CARICOM
countries Guyana, Jamaica,
Belize, Barbados, St Kitts and
Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago
- that stand to lose as much
as a 36 per cent reduction over
the next four years in the
price of sugar sold to Europe as
a consequence of the European
Union's controversial sugar
reform regime that takes effect
from July 2006.
According to information
from the Brussels-based Secre-
tariat of the African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) states, the
CARICOM delegation's posi-
tion accords with that of the
ACP group as a whole.
The ACP wants funding
from the EU to be "clearly de-
fined and ring-fenced" under the
Financial Perspective agree-
ment, and for disbursements to
be "fast-tracked and front-
loaded" to ease the envisaged
social and economic dislocations
resulting directly from the EU's
enforced sugar reform regime.
Although no official expla-
nation was made, it was learnt
yesterday that President Jagdeo
has been forced to remain at
home in the face of a series of
armed killings and the disap-
pearance of some 33 AK-47
rifles from the headquarters of
the Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) last week.
The mission's departure for
Europe coincides with the an-
nual memorial anniversary of
President Cheddi Jagan of
Guyana and Jamaica's Prime
Minister Michael Manley who
died within 24 hours of each
other nine years ago tomorrow,
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God will Busl
judge Iraq Paki
wa r dI n President George W.
war decision told Pakistani Pres
Pervez Musharraf yest
B la r he opposed giving Pal
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agreement just reached(
arch rival India.
LONDON (Reuters) British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Buh told a on n
God and history would judge whether he was right to go to ference that he and Mu
war in Iraq, according to the transcript of a television inter-
view that was scheduled to be broadcast yesterday.
In a rare reference to his Christian religious faith, Blair told
broadcaster Michael Parkinson he had struggled with his conscience
over the decision.
"That decision has to be taken and has to be lived with," he "
told ITV's Parkinson programme. tr
"In the end, there is a judgment that, well, if I think if you
have faith about these things then you realise that judgment is made
by other people."
Asked what he meant,
Blair added: "By other
people, by, if you believe
in God, it's made by
"The only way you
can take a decision like
that is to try to do the right
thing, according to your
conscience, and for the
rest of it, you leave it to
the judgment that history
Blair, a regular church-
goer, declined to elaborate
when asked if he prayed
to God before making
such a decision.
More than 100 British
servicemen have died in
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Iraq since Blair agreed to join U.S. President George Bush in a mili-
tary invasion to topple President Saddam Hussein.
Thousands of Iraqi civilians have also died since the March
2003 invasion and in militant attacks following Saddam's fall.
Reg Keys, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq in 2003.
told the BBC that Blair was seeking a religious justification for the
"I think religion has to be kept out of the Iraq conflict. Iraq is a
catastrophic political blunder," said Keys, founder of campaign
group Military Families Against The War.
Blair, in common with many other secular European lead-
ers, rarely refers to his religious beliefs, compared to the more
overt declarations of faith common in American politics.
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Says 'no' to giving
stan nuclear deal
The India deal, an-
nounced on Thursday, marks
a breakthrough for New
Delhi, long treated as a
nuclear pariah by the world,
allowing it to access U.S.
atomic technology and fuel to
meet its soaring energy
needs. The agreement needs
approval by the U.S. Con-
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Pakistani Presi-
dent Pervez Musharraf (R) listen to a question during a
joint news conference after officials talks at Aiwan-e-Sadr
in Islamabad yesterday. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed
discussed the issue in their pri-
vate talks and "I explained that
Pakistan and India are different
countries with different needs
and different histories."
U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice said Paki-
stan had expressed an inter-
est in a deal like the one be-
tween the United States and
India but that "it's not the
right time for that."
Under the deal. India agreed
to separate its military and ci-
vilian nuclear plants and open
the latter to international in-
For 30 years, the United
States led the effort to deny In-
dia nuclear technology because
New Delhi tested and devel-
oped nuclear weapons in contra-
vention of international norms.
Neither India nor its
nuclear-armed neighbour Paki-
stan has signed the international
Pakistan watched the U.S.-
India agreement with interest.
U.S. officials have said
Washington will not conclude
a similar deal with Pakistan,
which is under a cloud be-
cause of the role of its top
atom scientist, Abdul Qadeer
Khan, in a nuclear prolifera-
Rice said it should not be
assumed that "everything we do
in Pakistan is going to be appro-
priate in India or that every-
thing we do in India is going to
be appropriate in Pakistan."
She talked about clean coal
and ethanol energy alternatives
Bush said he recognized Pa-
kistan had growing energy
needs. Asked if the United
States would oppose a natural
gas pipeline to Iran, Bush did
not say no.
"Our beef with Iran is not
the pipeline. Our beef with Iran
is the fact that they want to de-
velop a nuclear weapon," Bush
Bush said Musharraf
brought this issue up with him.
"He explained to me the
natural gas situation here in the
country. We understand you
need to get natural gas in the re-
gion, and that's fine," Bush
Bush arrived in Pakistan
on Friday on the last leg of a
South Asian tour. He was
head back to the United
States later on Saturday.
FImcasisstCnrs ut decideo sII
Democrats yesterday kept up
the drumbeat of criticism of
the Bush administration for
approving a state-owned Arab
company's plan to manage
U.S. ports, saying Congress
must decide whether the deal
should go through.
In their weekly radio ad-
dress, the Democrats also called
for a dramatic increase in the
screening of cargo arriving at
U.S. ports, and increased re-
sources for the U.S. Coast
"I was outraged to learn that
the president wanted to
outsource operations at some
American ports to the United
Arab Emirates," said Francine
Busby. a candidate for the con-
gressional seat left vacant in Cali-
foria by disgraced former Rep.
Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
"Congress should review
and decide on whether or not
this deal should proceed,"
Busby said in the Democratic
She is running in an open
primary next month for the seat
vacated by Cunningham, a Re-
publican. He was sentenced on
Friday to eight years and four
months in prison for taking
$2.4 million in bribes.
Dubai Ports World, which is
owned by the United Arab Emir-
ates, plans to buy British port
operator P&O (PO.L) for $6.85
billion, including its terminals in
six major U.S. ports.
The Bush administration
approved the deal in January,
and a London court has said it
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can go ahead. It is expected to
close next week.
Amid an outcry from U.S. law-
makers of both parties, who fear
the deal could be a Trojan horse for
militants wanting to attack the
United States, the White House
backtracked last weekend and said
it would conduct another 45-day
review of the purchase on national
The company formally
sought that new security review
on Friday, and it has promised
to abide by the result.
Busby complained the
UAE had been one of only three
countries in the world that
recognized the Taliban as a le-
gitimate government in Afghani-
stan. and had served as a finan-
cial staging ground for the Sept
11. attacks on the United
The White House argues
the UAE is now a staunch ally
in its war on terrorism and has
worked to close the loopholes
that allowed al Qaeda operatives
to use the Gulf Arab state as a
financial and logistical hub be-
fore the September 11 attacks.
Busby added the adminis-
tration had ignored the concerns
of the U.S. Coast Guard about
the ports deal.
A Coast Guard memo dis-
closed on Capitol Hill this
week said that intelligence
gaps made it hard to discern
whether the ports takeover
presented a security threat.
The Bush administration
says these concerns were re-
solved before the deal was ap-
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Police charge 14-year-old
with schoolboy's murder
LONDON, (Reuters) Police charged a 14-year-old boy
yesterday with the murder of Joe Geeling, an 11-year-old
schoolboy whose body was found in a park in Bury, Greater
Manchester, earlier this week.
"A 14-year-old boy from Bury has tonight ... been charged
with murder ...," police said in a statement, adding that the boy
would appear before magistrates tomorrow.
Geeling's body was found in a gully in the park on Thurs-
day, the day after he was last seen alive as he walked home
Earlier yesterday, his headmaster Eddie Robinson de-
scribed Geeling, a cystic fibrosis sufferer, as "a lovely well-
mannered boy" who would be greatly missed by his teach-
ers, friends and fellow pupils.
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Puerto Rico governor
By Barbara Liston
ORLANDO, Fla., (Reuters) -
Puerto Rican GovernorAnibal
Acevedo-Vila on Friday
denounced a new
congressional proposal for a
two-part referendum on the
Caribbean island's legal
status, saying the ballot was
written in favour of statehood.
The bill, presented to the
By John McPhaul
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica,
(Reuters) The opponent of
Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Oscar Arias conceded defeat
on Friday in Costa Rica's
presidential election after
weeks of bickering following
an extremely close vote
Otton Solis of the Citizen
Action Party conceded that
Arias, president of Costa Rica
in the late 1980s, had won the
February 5 election.
Solis had challenged results
giving Arias a narrow victory
but gave up the fight after
electoral authorities rejected
hundreds of complaints of
"The country needs clarity.
Oscar Arias will be president as
of May 8," Solis told reporters.
Arias quickly accepted
victory, although electoral
authorities were not
immediately expected to
officially declare him the winner.
"I don't have the words to
thank the people of Costa Rica
for their confidence," he told
Arias, a moderate who
supports free trade with the
United States, won the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1987 for
authoring a peace plan that
helped end civil wars elsewhere
in Central America. Overnight,
he became Costa Rica's only
He is widely recognized for
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came after a presidential task
force called on U.S. lawmakers
to set a date for a plebiscite on
Puerto Rico's legal status,
reinvigorating long debate over
say he is arrogant and heavy
handed, and that he did little for
Costa Rica during his 1986-
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candidate, Oscar Arias (C),
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whether it should seek statehood,
independence or to remain a
In the Puerto Rico Democracy
Act of 2006, Rep. Jose Serrano, a
Democrat from New York, said
his proposal "has the potential to
finally end the colonial status of
Acevedo-Vila, a supporter of
commonwealth status, said it was
misleading to use the word
colonial. "No one is willing to
defend something that is defined
that way," he said.
"That is undemocratic and,
with all due respect, that is un-
American," he told a Hispanic
Many in Costa Rica believe
the close election victory could
make it harder for Arias to win
legislative approval for the
controversial Central America
Free Trade Agreement, or
CAFTA, with the United States.
Critics of CAFTA in Costa
Rica say the accord does not
adequately protect small farmers,
labour groups or the
environment. Opponents have
threatened strikes and
demonstrations if Arias tries to
push it through Congress.
Costa Rica, which does not
have an army, sees itself as
more orderly than many of its
neighbours convulsed in civil
conflicts in the 1980s, but it
has been knocked sideways by
bribery scandals in recent
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Acevedo-Vila said Puerto
Rico had not been considered a
colony since its constitution
was adopted in 1952.
Spain ceded the island,
which lies about 995 miles
(1,600 km) south of Miami, to
the United States in 1898. It
became a commonwealth in
1952 and has its own legislature
Puerto Ricans are U.S.
citizens but island residents do
not vote in U.S. general
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national primaries, when
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WE HAVE no doubt that the top echelons of the
Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence
Force are as deeply embarrassed as the
Guyana Government may be sorely angry and
disturbed by last week's massacre at Agricola and
subsequent disclosure of the brazen, chilling theft of
33 AK-47 rifles from of all places the GDF
headquarters in Georgetown.
Embarrassment and anger are
understandable. But they provide no answers to the
very serious challenges that well-organised criminal
networks, involved in narco-trafficking and gun-
running, pose to national security and the rule of law
in this nation.
No comfort must be drawn either by
comparing worst case scenarios in CARICOM
countries such Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago. What
the Guyanese people need to know is that urgent and
effective actions are being taken to deal with very ugly,
frightening developments on our own doorsteps.
Beating back the criminals requires the
cooperation of ALL sectors of the society. Therefore,
in the current circumstances, it must.be disturbing to
note the silence of those political parties and civil
A WEEK ago yesterday,
Portia Simpson-Miller made
her sterling contribution to
Jamaica's political history
when she emerged as the
victor in a very intense,
expensive and bruising
campaign to succeed Percival
J Patterson as leader of the
ruling People's National
Party (PNP) and the next
Prime Minister of this quite
influential member state
of the Caribbean
In quickly extending his
Minister Kenny Anthony of
St. Lucia, who has lead
responsibility for Governance
and Justice within
CARICOM, told her that it
was "a tribute to the women of
Jamaica that she has been
chosen to lead the country at
governing St. Lucia Labour
Party (SLP) is currently
engaged in a by-election
campaign for the Central
Castries constituency against a
former political maverick
colleague Sarah Flood-
Beaubrun would know
something of the challenges
facing Simpson-Miller, both
within her own party and at the
leadership helm of Jamaica.
Her rise to leadership of
party and country is the much
deserved reward for the
courage, tenacity and vision of
a Jamaican woman of humble
beginnings in a male dominated
society where class and colour
are still influential factors,
however well masked and
To have competed
against a much more politically
seasoned and astute Patterson
in 1992 to succeed the
then ailing Manley was a
surprisingly bold move by
Portia Simpson, then without
the Miller addition to her
She was clobbered by
Patterson, receiving just 756
votes to his overwhelming
2,322 of the valid ballots cast.
In defeat, she kept her
leadership hope alive.
When Patterson clearly
signalled in 2005 his decision to
retire by April 2006, Portia was
ready to muster all her charm
and strength for what became a
national-election type campaign
to succeed Patterson.
In identifying as her
MS PORTIA SIMPSON-
primary and robust competitor,
the tough talking National
Security Minister, Peter
Phillips, the campaign handlers
of Simpson-Miller had her
confidently declaring in media
advertisements, in expectation of
victory: "This is 2006 NOT
1992. Peter Phillips is NOT PJ
And so it was. On
Saturday, February 25, she
emerged, in the words of her
marketed campaign, as "the
people's choice", defeating
Phillips by 237 votes of 3,808
eligible ballots cast.
discussions currently taking
place, in and out of Jamaica.
include some pertinent questions,
society organizations that were so very vocal in rightly
condemning the bizarre murder of Ronald Waddell.
Apparently, they have since conveniently lost their
voices to unequivocally denounce the Agricola
massacre and the theft of so many sophisticated
weapons from the GDF.
What kind of cooperation do such "leaders"
and their organizations have to offer at a time of this
most unnerving development that cries out for the
authorities the disciplined forces and the government
- to back their strong, reassuring words with
Today, people of all races and classes, among
them business people, big and small, market vendors,
shoppers, are all regular victims of crime.
The killings and armed banditry of Agricola now
parallel those of Buxton where criminals have defiantly
pushed the army and police on the defensive. What a
sorry, horrendously tragic development.
Has the government been advised by the top
brass of the Police Force or the GDF to seek urgent
help from either Britain's Scotland Yard or the United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation, or both? If not,
Both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have
had, at different periods, resorted to such a course of
action as part of new anti-crime strategies. In fact, top
UK crime sleuths are currently well located in the
hierarchy of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and
enjoy the full support and confidence of their Jamaican
colleagues. More expertise, to supplement what we
have, cannot harm but help.
And how about the creation of a bi-partisan high-
level committee involving government, opposition
parties and civil society organizations, chaired by the
Minister of Home Affairs, with resource persons from
the police and army, to promote a national anti-crime
cooperation strategy that could help in smashing the
*Did Finance Minister
Omar Davies, who has been able
to silence some of his strident
critics in his management of fiscal
policies, knowingly, or naively
caused the defeat of Phillips by
staying in the very expensive
race for leadership only to receive
a humiliating 283 votes?
It may be difficult for even
Davies' sympathisers to
appreciate that someone of
his political acumen could not
have envisaged defeat as the
campaign prolonged with the two
Ps Portia and Peter being the
Was an accommodation
with Phillips ever considered, or
did Davies quietly
settle to keep the
door open for
victory? With the
passage of time, we I
may come to know :
the answers to some
of the questions
In the final
283 votes amounted
to 46 more than Phillips needed
to win the historic prize of being
the fourth President of the 68-
year-old PNP and, by extension
succeed Patterson as Prime
question, of immediate
importance, is whether Simpson-
Miller will now take the big
gamble and grab the momentum
of support for the PNP, that was
generated by the leadership
campaign, and go for a snap
general election, instead of
waiting until AFTER Cricket
World Cup 2007?
The Stone Polls, done for
the 'Jamaica Observer', and
well respected for reliability
beyond Jamaica, had clearly
shown Portia, once hailed as
the "road warrior", as being
the most favoured of the four
contestants to succeed
Patterson, to defeat the
opposition Jamaica Labour
Party (JLP) of Bruce Golding
at new national election.
A related question, of
course, is how many of the
current Patterson cabinet
ministers may wish to remain
- or will be retained in the
forthcoming cabinet bearing the
signature of Prime Minister
If there is much
uncertainty about what may be
the decision of the very
experienced K.D Knight,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Foreign Trade, and a militant
backer of Phillips in the
leadership campaign, it is felt
that the imperatives of party
unity for a possible fifth
consecutive electoral victory
by the PNP could well result
in the National Security
Minister remaining, along with
Davies. to contest a likely snap
poll to be called by the new
These are some of the tough
challenges awaiting Simpson-
Miller, who was not yet born
when the vision of that elder
statesman of Jamaican and West
Indian politics, Norman
Washington Manley, resulted in
the birth of the PNP, to
become one of the great parties
of our region.
She did not conceal her
hurt at the barbs she suffered
during the campaign about claims
to her intellectual capacity to
lead the party and, more
importantly, to serve as Prime
The claimed deficiency in
intellectual rigour should not, in
all fairness, be confused with the
gender factor. Rather, to be seen
more in the context of the
leadership quality that Jamaica
has traditionally offered within
CARICOM either under a PNP
or JLP administration, and
particularly that provided
by Manley and Patterson.
Today's reality, however,
is that whatever she may lack in
comparison to the
academic qualifications of the
three men she defeated all with
the 'doctor' title to their name -
criminal networks and inspire public confidence?
Limited states of emergency and curfews to
enable blanket operations jointly by the police and
army to smash criminal hideouts and capture their
illegal guns, grenades, other arms and ammunition,
could perhaps also be urgently considered by those
with the power to do so.
For now, members of the public would be awaiting
concrete results to the firm pledges that were made
this past week by the police and army on,
respectively, investigations into the Agricola
massacre and the unprecedented level of theft from
the arsenal of the GDF.
It may also be relevant to learn what, if any,
cooperation has been sought between the security
forces of this country and neighboring Suriname
over the recent significant disappearance of high-
powered guns, grenades and ammunition from an
arms depot of the Surinamese military. Cross-border
crimes, especially of that nature, require maximum
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undoubted popularity and
charm; her unmistakable
women support base, which
extends also to a broad
religious constituency; more
than half of her 60 years in
the party politics of Jamaica,
including various ministerial
responsibilities, have combined
to catapult her to become
CARICOM's second woman
Charles was the Community's
first woman Prime Minister;
and Guyana's Janet Jagan was
the first female Executive
Head of State in the Greater
have to.be made not only
within the PNP and the
administration it will continue
to lead in Kingston with
Simpson-Miller as Prime
Minister in a few weeks
time. So too by CARICOM in
a review of the structure of its
For the 14 years he has
been Prime Minister of
Jamaica, Patterson had chaired
with the high-level of
competence and experience
associated with his regional
contributions, the Prime
Ministerial Sub-Committee for
External Trade and Economic
It will take a lot of
goodwill on the part of
CARICOM Heads of
Government for Jamaica to
retain that portfolio, should it
be the desire of a post-
Patterson PNP administration
for this to be the case.
But at present there
seems to be no shortage of
goodwill for the history-
making Portia Simpson-Miller
at home and within
She faces a difficult
journey ahead, as she eyes
the goal of being chosen by
the Jamaican electorate -
not just her party's voting
delegates as leader for an
anticipated fifth consecutive
term in government for the
PNP at the coming general
election.. . .
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A CALYPSONIAN many
years ago scored a hit with a
'Jumbie Jamboree' song and
some political types here are
also trying to get to the top
of the charts by kicking up a
song and dance about jumbies
in this high-tech age.
Whoa! Watch them ghost
busters dance! It's the political
carnival season and those jumbie
jamboree fanatics are desper-
ately trying to score as big a hit
as the Passa Passa dance craze
that's taking Guyana by storm.
It's a bit comical though,
because these latter day ghost
busters that have come out of
the dark are trying to detect and
trap and catch jumbies only
they can see. And, unlike the in-
fectious beat that drives fans
into the Passa Passa itch and
twitch, these jumbie fanatics are
trying to jump to some weird
music only they can hear.
See that jumbie! What
jumbie? Which jumbie?
Hear that jumbie song?
What jumbie song? Which
I thought jumbies (ghosts
for you young people) were
things left back in the tales the
old folks took a delight with in
trying to scare children back in
my village in my boyhood days.
But jumbies, it seems,
don't die easily for the ghost
buster brigade that has sneaked
out of the cobwebs of the past,
and they are indulging in a lot
of voodoo to resurrect the
ghosts of (not Christmases) but
And so even some veterans
on the local political landscape
are seeing jumbies where none
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In my boyhood, the older,
and wiser, folks would tell us
that if you rub dog 'boo boo' in
your eyes, you would be able
to see jumbies. I can't remem-
ber any in my group ever suc-
ceeding in holding down any of
the old dogs we used to pelt to
get the 'boo boo'.out of the
dogs' eyes to rub in their eyes
to see jumbies.
And the old people used to
tell us that only those born with
caul on their face could see
We heard a lot about
jumbies back then but we never
did see any. No matter how
hard we tried, the jumbies our
grandfathers and grandmothers
and their grandmothers and
grandfathers before them, and
going much further back than
that, saw, we didn't see.
There probably was a scar-
city of people born with caul in
my village in my boyhood days
or the dogs around us then
didn't have the right kind of
'boo boo' in their eyes to rub
into the eyes of wannabe jumbie
Somehow, a lot of people
seem to know people born with
caul on their face these days or
maybe, dogs in Georgetown,
miraculously, are sprouting the
perfect kind of 'boo boo' for the
jumbie watchers and catchers to
rub in their eyes to spot, catch
and trap the jumbies.
And there's another very
Guyana Elections Commis-
sion Chairman, Dr Steve
Surujbally, is a vet of no mean
order. A TV station owner dis-
dainfully calls him the 'Dog
Doctor', but from all accounts
Dr Surujbally is an expert vet-
erinarian an animal doctor and
One would expect that in
the course of his onerous vet
duties, with this apparent sud-
den epidemic of dog 'boo boo'
that is causing some people he
has to deal with as GECOM
Chairman to see jumbies almost
everywhere they turn, he would
have come across the jumbie
spotting 'boo boo' in pets his
vet clients take to him.
But Dr Steve has not yet
summoned an urgent press
conference to tell the world
about any jumbie 'boo boo'
affliction taking hold of dogs
in and around Georgetown.
So, how come other people
around him can spot jumbies
and he, being a top class V-Doc-
tor (vet for short) hasn't yet de-
tected this particular strain of
'boo boo' in any of his pa-
What? He is not that type
Look, from all that I heave
heard about Dr Steve, he is a
very fine V-Doctor and ifjumbie
'boo boo' has hit the dog popu-
lation in and around
Georgetown he would have
clapped eyes on it a long time
ago. Trust me. I have it on good
He has to be the other type
of V-Doctor to spot that kind
of dog 'boo boo'? What foolish-
ness you into now? What other
V-Doctor you know about?
There are a lot of them in
Haiti? And some seem to have
sought political asylum here?
Man, look you are almost
as mysterious as those people
trying to frighten other people
with jumbie stories. What other
V-Doctor you talking about?
Oh! Voodoo Doctor! So,
why didn't you stop beating
around the bush like if you were
looking for jumbies and say so
in the first place?
So because Dr Steve isn't
that kind of V-Doctor, he can't
spot the jumbie spotting strain
of 'boo boo' in the eyes of the
dogs his clients take to him?
And some people around
him trying to convert him into
that kind of V-Doctor to make
him see things the way they see
And you hear they planning
to hold Dr Steve down and rub
some of that deadly strain ofjumbie
spotting dog 'boo boo' in his eyes
so that he would be able to see the
jumbies they are seeing!
Whoa! Talk about a jumbie
Dr Steve has got to be real
A little bird (I assure you
all it was not ajumbie bird) told
me that one of his favourite
songs these days is that Johnny
Nash hit 'I can see clearly now
the rain is gone' and he has
been firmly telling the rest of us
who don't see jumbies that he
"can see all obstacles" in his
It would be a really big,
big, bad, bad jumbie jamboree
now if the good Dr Steve, the
good regular V-Doctor so many
of use know him to be, were to
metamorphose into that other V-
Doctor and proclaim that he has
been up to Mount Ayanganna
and suddenly saw the light and
can now clearly see jumbies.
Imagine Dr Steve, his eyes
full of dog 'boo boo', marching
up and down High Street,
Georgetown, stomping his staff I
as he prods along, piercing all h.
sees with the look of fanaticism
and shouting 'Jumbies on the
Goo, goo plenty dog
Forget that nightmare
spawned by such jumbies, Dr
Steve. Stay a true V-Doctor.
keep your faithful dog stetho-
scope at your side and banish
visions of that wretched jumbie
spotting dog 'boo boo' some
people want to rub into your
Keep some good watch
dogs around you, just in case;
the old folks say dogs set up a
mighty powerful howling when
they see jumbies -- and when
you hear that kind of howling,
get out your tabeege, or light in-
cense sticks or whatever you do
to ward off evil spirits, and that
will keep them at bay.
Those who are professing
to see jumbies as you set the
course for elections by August
this year are trying to give
you a jumbie lash, to knock
you off course for their own
Listen carefully and watch
keenly, and the good V-Doctor
you are, you will soon discover
that most of them are jumbie ex-
perts with long experience in
ghosts, dead and non-existent
people who voted regularly,
faithfully, doggedly and fer-
vently at every elections for al-
most 30 years before October
Those jumbies of old were
exorcised for the October 1992
polls and a lot of people, from
here and overseas, watched long
and closely at the elections in
1992, 1997 and 2001 and no one
spotted the hordes of jumbies
that had roamed freely and with
plenty of fear before that.
The process has been
sanitised and cleansed and
those proclaiming that they
are seeing jumbies in the
shadows are probably still
haunted by the jumbies they
had conjured up and lived
with for the weird and spooky
kind of elections they had
long indulged in and in
which they had become ex-
The jumbie-spotting strain
of dog 'boo boo' is probably
still thick in their eyes.
Don't worry, Dr Steve. If
we see you with two incense
sticks stuck behind your ears or
in your hair, or if we see you
walking with scented candles
and keeping far from white
fowls between now and the elec-
tions, we know you are not
worried about bird flu.
We know you are just tak-
ing precautions like a good V-
Doctor dead set against becom-
ing the other kind of V-Doctor.
And if we see you doing the
Passa Passa Dance, we'll know
you are just trying to beat the
new fangled ghost busters.
Keep the incense sticks
handy, Dr Steve!
"WE MUST cooperate and work together against this
danger...of civil war," said Iraq's President Jalal Talabani, but
others think that the civil war has already arrived. At least
130 people, almost all of them Sunnis, were murdered in
reprisal killings, and over a hundred Sunni mosques attacked,
in the 24 hours after the destruction of the al-Askariya shrine
in Samarra, sacred to the Shias, on 22 February. But it is not
yet time to say that Iraq has slid irrevocably into civil war.
The casualties of the sectarian violence in Iraq are already
comparable to those in the Lebanese civil war a couple of dozen
killed on slow days, a hundred or so on the worst days but Iraq
has about eight times as many people as Lebanon, so there is still
some distance to go. And Iraq may never go the full distance, because
it is hard to hold a proper civil war unless the different ethnic or
religious groups hold separate territories.
The Kurds do, of course, and it is unlikely that the
fighting will ever spread to the north of what now is Iraq,
for Kurdistan is already effectively a separate country
with its own army. The Kurds are currently allied with
the Shia Arab religious parties of southern Iraq who
control politics in the Arabic-speaking eighty per cent of
Iraq, but even if that alliance broke the Shias could not
take back the north. The worst that might happen is
ethnic cleansing around Kirkuk and its oilfields, where
Saddam Hussein encouraged Arab settlement to erode Kurdish
dominance of the area.
Southern Iraq is already controlled by the militias of the
Shia religious parties, and has only a small minority of
Sunnis. Baghdad and the 'Sunni Triangle' in central Iraq are
the only potential battlegrounds of an Iraqi civil war, but even
there it is hard to have a real civil war, because only one side
has an army.
The old, predominantly Sunni Arab army of Iraq was disbanded
by proconsul Paul Bremer soon after the American occupation of
Iraq. The new army and police force being trained by the U.S.
forces are almost entirely Shia (except in Kurdistan, where they
are entirely Kurdish). Indeed, many of Iraq's soldiers are members
of existing Shia and Kurdish militias who have been shifted onto
the payroll of the state.
So how can you have a
civil war? All the Sunnis are
capable of at the moment is
guerilla attacks and terrorism.
Unless really substantial aid
and reinforcements come in
from other Arab countries,
they are unlikely to be able to
move beyond that. They can .' .
kill some American soldiers .*
(they are currently accounting "
for about a thousand a year), ; "
and they can play a tit-for-tat ,.
game of kidnapping and
murder with the Shia militias
and the Interior Ministry's, .
death squads, but they cannot
really challenge Shia control
of Arab Iraq.
Three years after the
American invasion of Iraq, it's possible to discern many of the
final results of this "war of choice to install some democracy
in the heart of the Arab world," as New York Times columnist
Tom Friedman called it just before the invasion began. It
is a study in unintended consequences, and a good
argument for the rule that ideological crusaders must
listen to the experts even though they know that their
hearts are pure. Those consequences will include:
The emergence of an independent Kurdish state in what used
to be northern Iraq.
The destruction of the old, secular Iraq, and the installation of
a thinly disguised Shia theocracy in the Arabic-speaking parts of
A perpetual, low-grade insurgency by the Sunni Arab
minority against the Shia state, but no change in their
current desperate circumstances unless neighboring
Arab states become involved.
The destruction of the secular middle class in Arab Iraq. Most
of these people are abandoning the country as fast as they can, for
they know that all the future holds is Iranian-style social rules plus
an unending Sunni insurgency.
The extension of Iran's power and influence to the borders of
Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The United States has handed Iraq to Iran
on a plate.
American troops will remain in Iraq for several years,
probably right down to the November, ?008 election, because
it is impossible for the Bush Administration to pull out
without admitting a ghastly blunder. Too many people have
died for "sorry" to suffice.
U.S. troops stayed in Vietnam for five years after Richard
Nixon was first elected in1968 on a promise to find an
"honourable" way out, while Henry Kissinger searched for a
formula that would separate U.S. withdrawal from total
defeat for its Vietnamese clients by a "decent interval"
of a couple of years. Two-thirds of all U.S. casualties in
Vietnam occurred during that period. We are probably
going to go through that charade again, but it won't change
any of the outcomes.
Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.
3/4/2006. 9:14 PM
8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
(The writer is a business executive and former
diplomat who publishes widely on Small States
in the global community)
CARIBBEAN territories that
remain overseas territories of
the United Kingdom or
departments of France and
The Netherlands face a
dilemma: how to balance a
desire for greater autonomy
with the benefits they receive
from their non-independent
In the case of the French
Departments, such as
Martinique and Guadeloupe,
they are treated as part of France
and their people benefit from all
the social welfare conditions
that apply to French citizens,
and they are free to move to
France. Additionally, their
security and defence are the
responsibility of the French
There have been movements
for independence within the
French Departments, but in
recent years these movements
have become muted, particularly
as the experience of
independence in some
countries has not resulted in the
great economic and social
advancements that were
Greater autonomy for the
French Departments is arguably
not an issue at this time.
But, the dilemma is now
evident in Bermuda and the
British Virgin Islands (BVI).
With regard to the BVI,
discussions are taking place
between that territory's local
government and the government
of the United Kingdom for
greater powers to be devolved
to the BVI administration.
In Bermuda there is
continuing debate over the
desire for independence
expressed by the government
premier Alex Scott.
Independence is opposed by a
significant number of the
Bermuda populace who
demand a referendum on the
S While Bermuda, with a
population of 68,000 people, is
not geographically a Caribbean
country, its proximity to the
region and historical
administration links it to the
The per capital income and
quality of life in both the BVI
(population: 27,000) and
Bermuda is higher than in many
countries, and the citizens of
both countries have the right to
move to the United Kingdom to
live and work.
Both territories enjoy low
unemployment and are homes
to immigrant labour.
In recent years, the health
of the BVI economy, and its
tourism sector, has attracted
workers from neighboring
islands and Guyana.
But, their non-independent
status has saved their budgets
significant costs for external
affairs, defence and security for
which the United Kingdom
government has responsibility.
These are significant costs
given the area's vulnerability to
drug trafficking, and the myriad
organizations to which
independent countries have to
belong, and in which they have
to be represented to safeguard
Caribbean countries are finding
the costs of security extremely
onerous, and, in reality, they
could not provide such security
as now exists without help from
donor countries and agencies.
Further, several Caribbean
countries can not afford
representation in key
international organizations. As a
result, many times their interests
go unattended, or they have to
fight rearguard actions to defend
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their concerns after decisions
have been taken or rules made.
The World Trade Organisation
(WTO) is one such
In the case of Bermuda, a
break from Britain is regarded
by some as harmful to the
island. The constitutional tie
to Britain, the Head of State
being Queen Elizabeth and the
Privy Council being the final
court of appeal all are seen
as elements of stability that are
important to the financial
services sector which accounts
for 60% of the island's gross
domestic product (GDP).
Like Bermuda, financial
services and tourism are the
major contributors to the
economy of the BVI.
The government of Chief
Minister Dr Orlando Smith in
the BVI is not seeking
independence; it wants greater
autonomy in keeping with
recommendations made by a
Dr Smith has said that past
economic improvements of the
territory have been linked to
and he clearly believes that if
the local government has a
freer hand, economic
development would take place
at a faster rate.
As it is, the BVI enjoys a
large measure of internal self-
government, but the Governor.
as the UK representative, has
direct responsibility for external
affairs, defence and internal
security (including the Police),
the Public Service and the
administration of the courts.
The Constitution provides for a
ministerial system of
government headed by the Chief
Specifically, what the BVI
government is seeking from
Britain is what the Chief
Minister descries as "a better
alignment of rights and
responsibilities between local
government and the UK's
representative (the Governor) in
This, of course, is the age
old problem that every former
colony faced, and which, to
some degree, pushed them into
seeking independence: How to
balance the authority of elected
local representatives with the
powers of the colonial
The price of the protection
of the colonial power and its
financial responsibility for
external affairs, defence and
security is the direct
involvement in government
decision-making by the
Governor and the offices in the
colonial Capital from which he
takes his guidance.
Watson R. Denis
FOLLOWING the aborted
elections of November 29,
1987, in Haiti, a man of the
people in his fifties tersely
declared "We are with
democracy but democracy is
not with us".
This was his peculiar way
of expressing his bitterness and
political impotence. Since
then, in its long journey of
political transition toward
democracy, Haiti has
experienced several electoral
processes. Some of them, such
as the one held on December
16, 1990, took place amid
mass apotheosis, while others,
like those of May and
December 2001, were
.contested by the political class
and civil society. What must
be retained from this electoral
journey is that the people are
in search of real change, and
for them elections represent a
key step toward attaining this
'elusive change. This accounts
for the constant and massive
participation in electoral
On February 7 of this
year, the Haitian people were
once again called to the polls
to elect a President of the
Republic, as well as Deputies
and Senators. Yet again, the
people responded positively
to the convening of elections,
defying fear, intimidation by
armed groups and political
blackmail. Apart from some
organisational problems, it has
been acknowledged that the
February 7 elections were free,
democratic and pluralistic.
Now, the declared results are
expected to reflect at all levels
the democratic will of the
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More than any other
electoral contest in Haiti, the
most recent elections were
conducted under the watchful
eye of the international
community. Directly involved in
their logistics and execution
were the United Nations
Today, it has been
unanimously acknowledged that
the February 7, 2006, elections
were a resounding success for
all: first of all for the Haitian
people, then the international
In other nations where
Caribbean This Week
Organisation (UN), through the
United Nations Stabilisation
Mission in Haiti
WATSON R. DENIS
(MINUSTAH), and the
Organisation of American States
(OAS), as well as soldiers and
police officers from the
assigned to MINUSTAH, who
were responsible for ensuring
voter security, together with the
Haitian National Police.
Additionally, the International
Electoral Mission in Haiti
(MIEEH) was present to gauge
the participation of the people,
as well as the legitimacy and
democratic value of the electoral
political stability has been
attained, elections have been
organised to make minor
changes to political personnel
and fulfil a constitutional role of
political changeover. Today in
Haiti, elections have a
completely different scope: they
are organised with a view to
institutionalising democracy and
achieving the development so
longed for by the people. This
is the challenge, the great
In light of Haiti's current
economic situation, the Haitian
people, despite their willingness
to do so, are unable to single-
handedly take up this great
challenge. Historically, Haiti has
always had a problem in terms
of capital. The support of the
international community is
paramount in order for Haiti to
meet the demands of its
Nevertheless, if we continue our
efforts to solve the fundamental
problem through the tangent,
there would be a recurrence of
the failures of the political
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page 8 & 25.p65
The desire of a people fo
self governance and the right t(
determine their affairs i'
understandable, but the cost i:
high and burdensome on national
And, individual small states
in today's global community are
so increasingly marginalised ir
international relations as tc
make their political
meaningless except for the votes
they cast in international bodies.
But, even the issues on which
they cast votes, and the
organizations in which they cast
them, make little difference to
their individual capacity to
influence global issues.
This is a principal reason
underlying the movement of the
member countries of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARICOM)
to ceding some of their
individual sovereign powers into
a single pool.
Both the BVI and
Bermuda are confronting the
dilemma of dependence, and
there is no easy solution to it.
How the governments deal
with it in ways which do not
overburden their national
budgets, and promote their
continued economic growth
will be a real challenge.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
ONE of the main planks to a
brighter and more prosperous
future is the realisation of a
viable Information and
sector. All of the evidence
point to this fact. This does
not only make economic
sense in job creation and
fuelling economic growth, but
offers tremendous public good
for our population,
particularly the young.
The Government has been
seeking to establish an ICT
sector since 2001 which was
reinforced by an entire chapter
in the National Development
Strategy which was crafted by
ordinary Guyanese. The earlier
efforts were torpedoed when a
massive ICT project to be
supported by the Inter-
American Development Bank
was blocked. The role of the
local phone company in
preventing this project from
getting support was selfish and
More recently, the President
brought the issue of a viable
ICT sector back on the agenda.
In his New Year's Address to the
Nation, he asserted: "Informa-
tion technology offers tremen-
dous promise. With
liberalisation of the telecommu-
nication sector, information
technology can make a signifi-
cant contribution in improving
communication, providing new
and improved goods and ser-
vices, as well as creating thou-
sands of jobs for our young
people. I would like to see tele-
phones, computers and broad-
band access in every school and
household in our country. Early
in the New Year I will
launch an Information
Technology Strategy for
Guyana that will hope-
a fully realize this goal."
Then on Republic
Day, the Head of State
once more asserted: "I
would like to see in the next
five years, 80 per cent of
all Guyanese having access
to the Internet. We must
also work to end the mo-
nopoly on landlines and
services thereby creating a
cation sector to ensure
cheaper and better services
to our people and busi-
nesses. Information Tech-
;A nology will also in the next
few years, dramatically
transform the way education is
delivered. We intend to ensure
that through the use of broad-
band technology, all our schools
will have access to the Internet
and thus able to connect to an
expanded range of educational
resources and from an early age
expose our children to the ex-
pansive, exciting world of
The puzzling questions are:
why would anyone or com-
pany block the development of
this country's economy? Why
should the Guyanese people be
made to suffer a denial of their
right to economic benefits be-
cause of some unjust deal?
Let us look at some of the
basic potential ICT has for
our people. The enormous
job creation opportunities
given the economic activities
associated with ICT. It brings
efficiency and reduces com-
munication and other costs
for businesses and ordinary
citizens. The benefits for the
better delivery of government
services stand out as shown in
other countries. A more criti-
cal element is its contribu-
tion to a more modern and
up-to-date method of delivery
of education to our children.
There is no reason, not even
for profits, why Guyanese
should be kept in the dark ages,
by preventing them access to
technology and new economic
activities. The elements who
want to obstruct ICT growth
seem willing to hold the nation
hostage to their bottom line.
No one disputes the fact
that agreements signed must be
honoured. But there ought to be
a mechanism for adjustments to
the advancement in technology
and development. Opportuni-
ties for a nation ought not to be
obstructed because of self
The main stumbling block
to the growth of our ICT sector
has been GT&T's monopoly on
Government has declared its
intention to end this unnatural
state of affairs. All over the
world this is the trend. The past
several years have seen several
CARICOM States ending the
monopolistic situation in the
Monopolies are anti-free market.
A monopoly prevents
competition which is counter to
any market-based model. There
is no sensible argument which
can justify a telecommunication
monopoly in this day and age.
There are many texts and even
research on this topic that it
requires little elucidation.
Those who were part of
the creation of this monopoly
say that the government is
inconsistent as it maintains a
radio monopoly. This is an
absurd comparison. Also, it is
public knowledge that the
government is committed to
ending the radio monopoly
once the Broadcast
Legislation is passed by the
National Assembly. For those
with conveniently short
memories, it was this
government which was
moving to pass this
legislation, when it ran into
a stonewall of opposition by
the PNCR. The broadcast
legislation will be tabled in
the National Assembly and
consequently, the radio
monopoly inherited by this
administration will soon be a
something of the past.
There is no excuse why
there should be a stifling of the
ICT sector. Speak to any ordi-
nary Guyanese and they would
not only tell you about the need
for better telecommunication
services, but they want to tap
the gains of ICT as countries
such as Singapore, Trinidad and
Tobago, India, Malaysia and
Barbados. We are building a
modern country and a burgeon-
ing ICT sector is a necessary in-
No one with decency or
national pride should ob-
struct our ICT destiny.
Scout association looking
for more volunteers
THE Scout Association of
Guyana, in a bid to increase
membership, is seeking more
adult volunteers to push the
The association, in a press
release, says it provides appro-
priate training to assist new vol-
unteers to perform their func-
tions as Adult Leaders in the
Adults willing to give of
their time and energies to help
influence the participating
young people in the Scout
Movement and who wish to be-
come Leaders and work in ex-
isting Scout Groups or in new
READYFOR THE SAFARI!
PARTICIPANTS in the 2006 Pakaraima's safari saddle up with Castrol-sponsored
items. The Safari heads off into Regions 8 and 9 at midnight tonight. GUYOIL is
the official sponsor of this year's event. (Picture by Cullen Bess-Nelson)
(From page eight)
transition toward democracy,
which is already twenty
years old. The fundamental
problem is firstly economic
and then political. The time
has come to address this cru-
cial problem. If we continue
to cover it up or administer
occasional palliatives, we run
the risk of it growing in in-
tensity, as has occurred over
the last two years.
In order to achieve this, it
is necessary for a new partner-
ship to be developed between
Haitian players who are
cognisant of the stakes of de-
mocracy and national develop-
ment and the international com-
munity that is supportive of
socio-economic change in Haiti.
True change in Haiti must un-
3/4/2006. 8:32 PM
doubtedly come from the Hai-
tians themselves. At the very
least, the actions of the interna-
tional community must reflect
consistency, cohesion and plan-
ning. This is the most effective
way to support the Haitian
people in their quest for democ-
racy and development We can no
longer retreat in the face of this cur-
rent imperative. The new leadership
resulting from the February 7 elec-
tions has made the task easier.
The necessary support can
no longer be provided in the
form of humanitarian aid and
paternalism. There is a need for
something greater. Enlightened
support, a coherent programme
institutionalisation and capital-
ist investment in the short and
long term. At the dawn of the
21st century, Haiti needs a sort
of Marshall Plan for its survival.
Similarly, capital investments
can greatly contribute to politi-
cal stability, democratic
changeover and the emergence of
ardent democrats. Democracy
cannot be an empty shell. With-
out democrats there is no de-
mocracy. Moreover, without
some level of development or
modernisation, democracy will
always be compromised. As in-
dicated by our protagonist: You
can be in favour of democracy
and yet democracy turns its
back on you.
Dr Watson Denis is Po-
litical Adviser at the Secre-
tariat of the Association of
Caribbean States. The views
expressed are not necessarily
the official views of the ACS.
Feedback can be sent to
Scout Groups are invited to at-
tend a General Information
Course on Saturday, March 11
at the Scout Association of
Guyana (SAG) headquarters in
Woolford Avenue, Thomas
The course commences at
13:00 h and concludes at 16:00 h
and the course fee is $200. The as-
sociation says the course content
will cover the History of Scouting,
the Essential Characteristics of
Scouting, the Educational Proposal
of the Scout Movement, and how
Adult Volunteers serve the youth
membership in the Scout Move-
ment in Guyana. Participants are
not required to have any prior
knowledge or experience of Scout-
A follow-up course for
those completing the General
Information Course will be held
the next day at the same venue.
The course content will cover
the Essentials of Scouting so as
to orient adult volunteers to the
Principles, Purpose and
Method of the Scout Move-
ment and their role as Adult
Leaders in the Scout Movement
in Guyana. That course will
commence at 10:00 h and con-
clude at 16:00 h and the course
fee is $500. Participants to this
course must have attended the
General Information Course.
Scouting, SAG says, is a non-
formal educational movement that
provides through volunteer adult
leadership, programmes designed to
be challenging, useful, rewarding
and attractive, with the aim to in-
stil a positive influence on the char-
acter of the participating young
Interested persons can
contact Mr Gary Mendonca
[Tel. 227-3471 (Home) or 609-
7764 (Cell)], or Mrs Zaida
Joaquin [Tel. 227-0668
(Work) 623-0968 (Cell)] for
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HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT UNIT
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following vacancies existing at the Health Sector Development
Unit with the responsibility for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control:
1. Civil Society Assistant
2. Voluntary Counseling and Testing Consultant
Terms of Reference for these positions can be collected from, and
applications addressed to:
Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown
Tel. No: 226-6222, 226-2425
Fax No: 225-6559
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March
17, 2006 at 4 pm. Only short-listed applicants will be
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March, 2006
'I will never promote wide-spread
gambling in Guyana'
President Bharrat Jagdeo
By Mark Ramotar
IN THE midst of growing
concerns over the possible
legalisation of casino gam-
bling in Guyana, President
Bharrat Jagdeo said he in-
tends to have detailed public
consultations with communi-
ties and all the various stake-
holders in society before any
Bill on such activities is put
While recognizing that ca-
sino gambling based on the
model that is used can be
viewed as an infrastructural fa-
cility to attract tourists, the
President assured that there will
be no compromise between at-
tracting tourists to Guyana and
promoting widespread gambling
in the country.
"I will never promote wide-
spread gambling in Guyana," the
President told leaders and rep-
resentatives from the Christian
community during an interac-
tive encounter he hosted on the
lawns of his State House resi-
dence in Georgetown on Friday
Pastor Marlon Hestick had
raised the issue of casino gam-
bling and urged the President
not to consider it.
"I stand here to say we
shouldn't consider it and there
are several reasons why," he
told President Jagdeo to ap-
plause from fellow leaders and
representatives from the Chris-
"I understand that one of
the reasons why the govern-
ment and the business commu-
nity engage in the idea of casino
gambling is that it will bring rev-
enue and that revenue could be
used to ease the pressure and
improve the social circum-
stances of the people, but the
evidence does not endorse that,
particularly as it relates to the
Caribbean," Hestick said.
He told the President he had
taken the time to "research" the
issue before raising it with him.
Hestick outlined some of the
negative consequences of casino
gambling, which he said in-
cludes promises that are rarely
ever fulfilled. He also argued
that the crime rate tends to rise
in areas where there is casino
gambling, and that people spend
enormous amounts of money at
the casinos, money which could
otherwise be spent on affecting
family life in a positive way.
"When a state legalises
gambling, it introduces a culture
that the next generation will live
with as a norm of life. We don't
want that in our country, and as
a church, we stand against the
idea of introducing casino gam-
bling in this country," he said to
applause from the audience.
The President acknowl-
edged Hestick's concerns, and
noted: "I have to, in this
country, find a balance. I have
recognized the concerns about
casino gambling (but) I will
never promote widespread gam-
bling in Guyana where everyone
or anyone can just walk off the
streets, enter a casino and
gamble like the model used in
the United States," the Presi-
Alluding to the casino
model used in The Bahamas, a
popular Caribbean tourist des-
tination with many casinos, the
President pointed out that this
model allows for only the hotel
guests to use the casino facili-
"We have a major issue in
Guyana with putting up the in-
frastructure for tourism (al-
though) we recognized that tour-
ism is one of the biggest growth
areas of the future," the Presi-
i He reasoned that many per-
sons, including young people,
will gain employment in the
"I have an obligation to de-
velop the infrastructure for tour-
ism and to attract more tour-
ists." the President said, while
explaining that he is looking at
the whole issue in the context
of the creation of more jobs for
Guyanese, from the taxi drivers
to the waiters and others work-
ing in the hospitality sector.
"I am not looking to make
tons of money from gambling; I
am trying to ...make Guyana a
better destination for tourism,"
He pointed out that if fea-
sibility studies and cost-benefit
analyses were done on the ba-
sis of visitor arrivals here in
Guyana, it would be made clear
that no hotel beyond maybe
US$2-3M will remain sustain-
able. Tourist arrival numbers are
too low, he pointed out.
"The proposal came
forward...there is a 14-storey ho-
tel to go up at a cost of US$70M
and the (investors) said the only
way they can justify that sort of
infrastructure which is badly
needed is if (they) can get a casino
licence," President Jagdeo told the
"The licence we were
contemplating...is where no
Guyanese could use the casino,"
the President stressed.
The Guyanese Head of
State noted that such models are
being used in several countries
and are distinctly different from
the model used in Las Vegas and
other parts of the United States
where residents can walk off the
street and go into the casino and
"Suriname has a model I
think where nationals are al-
lowed to gamble. We are not
even remotely contemplating
that," the President said.
To underscore the
administration's position on
gambling, the President alluded
to an incident not so long ago
where a businessman brought in
machines called 'one-armed ban-
dits' but the Government imme-
diately took steps to close
down that operation.
"So this issue is still under
discussion. I have said recently
that we're contemplating this
issue and it will only be for
guests of the hotel and people
who come in from abroad. But
before we go to Parliament, and
before we go any further step,
we are going to have detailed
consultations with the commu-
nities," the President assured.
With an anticipated influx of
tourist arrivals here in Guyana
for the Cricket World Cup
(CWC) 2007, there have been
committed efforts by some de-
velopers to provide accommo-
dation for the tourists. This en-
tails the erection of several top
Developers of some of these
hotels currently under construc-
tion may receive casino licences
from the government, depending
on the outcome of the public
consultations that the President
said will be embarked on.
It is understood that at least
four hotels are under construc-
tion for the 2007 World Cup
Cricket. Two of the hotels will
be constructed in the vicinity of
the cricket stadium at Provi-
dence, East Bank Demerara, one
at Versailles. West Bank
Demerara and a five-star hotel
at Turkeyen, East Coast
Demerara, next to the recently
opened and uniquely designed
Guyana International Confer-
ence Centre, and the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) Sec-
And based on several re-
ports, including an online ver-
sion of the Las Vegas Nevada
'Casino City Times' edition for
June last year, there are also
plans to build a 350-room hotel
which would include casino
gambling, not far from Le
Meridien Pegasus in the
Kingston, Georgetown area.
Another hotel is planned
for Main and Quamina
Streets on the site which cur-
rently houses the National
Archives. The government
has swapped the site with a
private investor who is con-
structing a building on
Homestretch Avenue to ac-
commodate the archives.
page 10 & 23.p65
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National Capacity Self Assessment Project
Gu yan Recruitment of Consultants -
Cross-cutting Capacity Issues
The Environmental Protection Agency, the executing agency, for the UNDP/GEF National
Capacity Self Assessment Project, wishes to engage the services of three teams of experts to
carry out a capacity self assessment of priority issues in Guyana common to the three
thematic areas of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification / Land degradation in
1. The Legal and Regulatory Framework.
2. The Institutional and Policy Framework.
3. Other Priority Cross-cutting Issues.
Complete Terms of References for the above-mentioned consultancies can be obtained from
the reception desk at UNDP. the NCSA Project Management Unit located at the
Environmental Protection Agency, IAST Building, UG Campus. or the respective websites at
UNDP (www.u Lndp.o.rggy) or EPA (www.epagua.a.org).
Candidates should submit their applications to the Resident Representative, UNDP. 42
Brickdam & United Nations Place, Stabroek, Georgetown. The envelope should be clearly
marked "NCSA Cross-cutting Capacity Issues".
Deadline for applications is Friday, 17 March, 2006.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants are required to fill the following vacancies in
the Teaching Sector at President's College:
1. ENGLISH TEACHER
ADegree in Education and Humanities
Not less than (5) five years teaching experience.
2. CAPE ECONOMICS TEACHER
ADegree in Economics
Trained Teacher's Certificate
Not less than (5) years teaching experience.
3. BUSINESS TEACHER
A Degree in Business
Trained Teacher's Certificate
Not less than (5) five years teaching experience
4. WARDEN/HOUSE PARENT
ATrained Teaching Certificate
Diploma in Sociology
Not less than (5) five years experience
Applications must be sent to:
President's College Board
Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara
to reach no later than March 26. 2006.
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SUIDA CHRONICLE March 5, 2006 I-
Stone shortage stymies
construction of 400 roads
Government to mull importing building material
By Chamanlall Naipaul
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
has expressed grave concerns
about the humbug a shortage
of stone and cement is
causing in the construction
industry, and has announced
that the government is
examining the possibility of
importing the building
material to facilitate the
infrastructure projects across
During a visit to several vil-
lages on the East Coast
Demerara yesterday, the Presi-
dent explained to residents that
construction has been held up
on about 400 roads because of
a shortage of stones.
At the conclusion of his
visit, President Jagdeo told re-
porters there are only two local
producers of stone and they are
capitalising on the current con-
struction boom by upping
prices which is hurting the con-
Government is reluctant to
resort to become involved in the
business of importing stone, but
if the situation does not im-
prove speedily, then it might be
forced in such a direction, the
He added that one local pro-
ducer has already been given a
deadline of one month to get out
of receivership, and if that pro-
ducer does not comply, then the
government will take appropri-
ate action. He declined to reveal
what action will be taken, ex-
cept to indicate that this has
been already communicated to
The government has already
removed tariffs from cement
originating from extra-regional
sources, and last week it sig-
nalled its intention to import
some 30,000 tonnes of cement
to offset the acute shortage.
While on the visit to villages
on the East Coast Demerara
yesterday, the President reiter-
ated several commitments which
the government made with re-
spect to infrastructural develop-
ment and electrification.
He announced that
$100M has been allocated to
construct several roads in
Annandale, Enterprise and
Enmore, while $70M will be
spent to develop roads and in-
stall electricity supply at
squatter settlement which
The President explained
that the process of initiating
work on the roads in Plaisance/
Goedverwagting began over a
year ago, but it takes some time
to do designs and surveys be-
cause of the tendering proce-
dures. However, he disclosed
that awards for the construction
of the roads will be done by the
(5-year Contract with opinion to renew)
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CLOSING DATE: March 8, 2006.
The National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI)
announces that Receipt Books with
sequence Nos. 59651 59700 and
60054 60100 are not valid for any
business transactions on behalf of
end of the month.
about the deplorable state of
Victoria Road, in Plaisance, a
main artery in the village.
President Jagdeo gave the as-
surance that the road will be
repaired, but only after the
internal roads are completed.
This strategy, he said, will
ensure there is no damage to
the repaired road by the
heavy-duty vehicles that
would traverse it to transport
building material for the in-
During his stop at Nabaclis,
the President disclosed that
some $16M will be spent on re-
pairing several roads in the com-
munity. To the appreciation of
residents, the President an-
nounced that a doctor is to be
permanently stationed at the
C.C. Nicholson Cottage Hospi-
tal. With a doctor at the hospi-
tal, the President suggested that
the Medex now stationed there
could now be redeployed to an-
other area which is in need of
such medical personnel.
He also said that as a result
of the scholarship programme
offered by the Cuban Govern-
ment, Guyana's health system
will benefit from an influx of
some 70 doctors in a year's
time, while 165 medical person-
nel from Cuba will soon arrive
to serve here for five years.
The President also encour-
aged residents to influence the
qualified youths to apply for
scholarships under the new Cu-
ban scholarship programme
which was finalised during his
visit to Cuba earlier this year.
Under this programme, 315
scholarships have been offered
in the fields of medicine, engi-
neering and agriculture.
On the issue of improving
salaries in the public sector, the
President explained that 35 per
cent or US$95M is currently
spent on salaries, and as the
debt burden is further reduced,
there will be "greater room" for
Residents also raised the
issue of the drug problem in
the community and the Presi-
dent said that the Police
Force needs to adopt a more
aggressive approach. He
added, however, that mem-
bers of the community need
to assist as well because they
would know those who are in-
volved in the illicit business.
The problem needs to be
tackled by going after both
the big and small persons be-
hind the illicit trade as well,
the President added.
The Guyanese Head of
State told residents of South
Golden Grove that help will be
provided to the community to
improve drainage, noting that it
was among those areas heavily
hit by recent flooding.
One disappointing area the
President identified was the de-
lay in drainage and irrigation
works as a result of the high bids
that were made. He said that
several of bids under the
US$25M Inter-American Bank
(IDB) Agricultural Support Ser-
vices Programme (ASSP), that
were made for work to develop
drainage and irrigation in the
backlands on the East Coast
Demerara and the West
Demerara were twice that of the
The President visited
Golden Grove, Nabaclis,
Plaisance, Vryheid's Lust
and Mon Repos. He was ac-
companied by Minister of
Housing and Water, Shaik
Baksh and Minister of
Public Service, Dr. Jenni-
3/4/2006, 8:45 PM
The Guyana Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Forest Products Marketing
Council of Guyana, Inc. (FPMC) would be conducting a training programme on Marketing
for Guyana's Forest Products. Stakeholders involved in the production and/ or export of
forest products are encouraged to attend.A registration fee of G$2000.00 would be charged
to cover workshop materials and refreshments. Please see schedule below for information
on the workshop scheduled closest to you.
Date & Time:
Demerara/ Georgetown Stakeholders/ East Bank Essequibo
10t" March 2006. From 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (Red House)
Please contact the FPMC Office at the Kingston, Georgetown
(Tel #: 226 7271-4) to register and uplift preparatory material
in advance of the workshop.
Date & Time:
Date & Time:
Linden, Ituni, Kwakwani, Upper Demerara Stakeholders
11'h March 2006. Form 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Linden Constabulary Training Centre
Linden, Region 10
Please contact the GFC Office at Linden (Tel #: 444 4727) to
register and uplift preparatory material in advance of the workshop
24"' March 2006. From to 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Regional Democratic Centre Board Room
Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast
Please contact the GFC Office at Supenaam (Tel # 774 4944) to
register and uplift preparatory material in advance of the
Please register as
early as possible, places are limited. We look forward to your
Commissioner of Forests
1i2, SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
Applications are invited for suitably qualified persons for entry to a programme of Teacher Training leading to the Trained Teacher's Certificate.
Special emphasis will be placed on the training of persons for the Secondary Academic and Secondary Pre-Vocational Programmes.
I. The College accepts:
(i) CSEC General Proficiency grades I OR II acquired before June 1998 and grades I, II OR III, from June 1998.
(ii) CSEC Basic Proficiency Grade I.
(iii) GCE 'O' Levels, Grades A, C OR E before June 1975 and GCE 'O' Levels, Grades A, B, OR C from June 1975.
(iv) The General Proficiency Grade Four (4) in Mathematics will be accepted from applicants for the Early Childhood, Primary Education Programmes and Secondary Academic /
Pre-Vocational Programmes whose options are not Mathematics based, e.g. Modern Languages, Social Studies, Business Studies, Art, English Language and Music
2. All applicants must have currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics
The following programmes are available-
(a) A three-year Pie-Service Early Childhood Education Programme at Turkeyen.
(b) A three-year Distance Education In-Service Early Childhood Education Programme at Region I (Mabaruma), Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4
(Georgetown/Turkeyen), Region 6 (New Amsterdam), Region 7 (Bartica), Region 9 (Lethem) and Region 10 (Linden).
(c) A three-year Pre-Service Primary Programme at Turkeyen.
(d) A three-year Distance Education In-Service Primary Programme at Region I (Mabaruma), Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4 (Georgetown/Turkeyen),
Region 6 (New Amsterdam), Region 7 (Bartica), Region 9 (Lethem) and Region 10 (Linden).
(e) A three-year Pre-Service Secondary Pre-Vocational Programme (Home Economics, Agricultural Science, Industrial Arts, InformationTechnology and Business Studies) at Turkeyen.
(f) A three-year Pre-Service Secondary Academic Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Art and Music) at Turkeyen.
(g) A three-year In-Service Secondary Academic Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science) at Region 2 (Anna Regina), Region 3 (Vreed-en-Hoop), Region 4
(Georgetown/Turkeyen), Region 6 (Rose Hall) and Region 10 (Linden).
(h) A three-year In-Service Secondary Pre-Vocational Programme (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Business Studies, Spanish, Music, Agricultural Science,
Industrial Arts) Region 4 (Georgetown/Turkeyen).
CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY
AGE AND YEARS OF SERVICE
For the Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Academic/Pre-Vocational In-Service Programmes applicants must be over seventeen (17) years of age and must have
been employed in a school for at least ONE academic year before the commencement of training.
For the Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Academic/Pre-Vocational Pre-Service Programmes applicants must have attained a minimum age of seventeen (17) years on
For the Early Childhood, Primary Pre-Service and In-Service Programmes applicants must have obtained:
(i) A minimum of four (4) GCE 'O' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE (I) sitting OR five (5) GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO (2) sittings.
(The mix here MUST include English Language, Grades 1-3 and Mathematics, Grades I-4).
(ii) A minimum of four (4) CSEC subjects, Grade I, Basic Proficiency at no more than one (I) sitting or a minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects, Grade I, Basic Proficiency at no more than
two (2) sittings. Subjects passed must include English Language and Mathematics.
(iii)A pass at one of the Foundation Examinations (CPCE, GBET, GUIDE).
iv)A pass at the One Year (Certificae in IndIustrial and Social Studies programme offered b tlhe ( ri'itchlow Labour College.
: v"lnstitute of l)alt.Tiocim' an n omirn'g I'ditci' ion ID)( I Maihermnaic :nd I'.ngJi.s 'I ,'d !"ir' a 2 iipoor ocr 2]m-O(I'i.
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For the three-year Pre-Vocational Programme applicants must have obtained:
(i)A minimum of four (4) GCE 'O' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE sitting OR five (5 GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO sittings.
Applicants must have passes in at least TWO areas of specialization.
For applicants desirous of specializing in Agricultural Science.
(ii) A certificate in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture plus currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.
(iii) A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture.
For applicants desirous of specializing in Home Economics.
(iv) A certificate iri Home Economics from Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least TWO Home Economics subjects at the GCE 'O' Level or CSEC Level plus currently a
acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.
(v) A Diploma in Catering and Hospitality from the Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least Home Economics Management or Clothing & Textiles at the GCE 'O' Level or
CSEC Level plus currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics
(vi) A Certificate in Garment Construction from the Carnegie School of Home Economics and at least Food & Nutrition or Home Economics Management at the GCE 'O' Level or
CSEC Level plus currently acceptable qualifications in English Language and Mathematics.
For applicants desirous of specializing in Industrial Arts/Industrial Technology.
(vii) A Guyana Technical Education Examination Basic Craft Certificate or the Guyana Industrial Training Centre Certificate or equivalent plus currently acceptable qualifications in
English Language and Mathematics.
(viii) A Guyana Technical Education Examination Craft Certificate Part I or Parts I and II or Advanced Craft Certificate or equivalent plus acceptable qualifications in English
Language and Mathematics.
(ix) A GuyanaTechnical Education Examination Certificate/Diploma Part I or Parts I and II or Parts I, II and III or equivalent.
For the three-year Secondary Academic Programme applicants must have obtained:
A minimum of four (4) GCE 'O' Level subjects OR four (4) CSEC subjects at ONE sitting and five (5) GCE 'O' Level OR five (5) CSEC subjects at no more than TWO sittings.
Applicants must have passes in Two areas of specialization.
Application forms can be obtained from all Heads of Education Departments.
Before admission to a Pre-Service Programme, successful applicants will be required to undergo a medical examination by an approved Medical Officer.
Successful applicants to the Pre-Service Programme will be required to sign a bond to serve as a teacher in Nursery, Primary, Secondary schools and Practical Industrial Centres in any part
of Guyana for a period of five (5) years immediately after completing the course.
Pre-Service students will receive a grant, which is subject to revision from time to time.
Successful applicants to the In-Service Programme will be required to sign a bond to serve as a teacher in Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Practical Industrial Centres in any part
of Guyana for a period of three (3) years immediately after completing the course.
Distance Education Programmes will commence in July 2006. Completed application forms for these Programmes must be returned to the Heads of Education Departments .no later than
13"' April 2006.
Distance Education tutorials will be held at least once per week for approximately four hours.
Face-to-Face sessions will be held during the vacation period for Distance Education In-Service Programmes.
The Pre-Service and In-Service Secondary Academic Programmes will commence in September 2006. Completed application forms for these programmes must be returned to the relevant
Departments of Education, no later than 13'" April 2006.
Cyril Potter College of Education
Board of Management
Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina.gov.gy
14 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
GETC pushes A A
STUDENTS or the Gu)ana Education Trust College iGETC) are pictured here with repre- i
senlaliies of the British Guiana Education Trust IBGET) Alumni Association. the College :
and parents. BGET Alumni Association. Stanford Solomon of King Solomon Enterprises. '
the Lions Club or Ruimveldl and John Fernandes Ltd. are sponsors of children "ho attend
A release from GETC said thai conscious lo its role in the proi:\]ion (.f quale-d, e.duca3ion [I
students .f families [hat are strugghng tor sur i\e in delenoratiLg ciricumnlances, the Ciollege itself
prolides and arranges scholarships to "dejer\ie student'll ~ nhi.uI dchie and dnhl\ain la cer-
Ltan le\ el of perftorImlce."
John Fernande. Limited meets the full fees of 12 students from the St. John Bosco. .."
Orphanage. Plaisance. The release urged other person and welllikher- to assist the Col- ... .
lege in expanding its -sponsorship programmed.. -
Guyana Power & Light Inc. being an equal opportunity employer
hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to
fill the impending vacancy of Project Implementation Manager
within the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme, Project
Implementation Unit. Middle Street, Georgetown.
S Manage all financial, administrative engineering matters
relating to the UAEP in all respects.
SPreparation of budgets and implementation of Financial
and cost control measures.
SApproval of designs and scope of work.
SSupervision and approval of procurement in accordance
with applicable guidelines.
Preparation of bid documents and the execution of
B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) OR B. Eng. (Electrical)
SWith at least (8) years experience at a Management
Managing large projects financed by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB), World Bank or similar Financing
Institution will be an asset.
,/ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
SPeachtree Accounting package
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/ High level of organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
/ Project Management
,W Problem Solving and Analytical skills
Time Management ability to meet deadlines
/ Computer literacy
W/ The ability to handle rrm.jiFipl tasks simultaneously and
balance competing priorities.
Duration: Initially two C23 years contract.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered.
Applications with resumes should be sent not later than Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 15:00 hrs
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
GUYANA POWER & LIGHT INC.
257/259 Middle St., Cummingsburg .
GEORGETOWN. GPL UPGRADING AND UPDATING!
http 'www.gp inc.o-
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Regional Executive Officer
Region 5 Mahaica/Berbice
Government ads can be viewed at www.gaia gov.gy
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REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL
REGION #5 MAHAICA/BERBICE
West Coast Berbice
1. Prequalified contractors/firms are invited to submit sealed bids for the
Construction of New Nursery School, Waterloo, West Coast Berbice.
Construction of Re-inforced Concrete Timber Composite Bridge, Blairmont
Access Road, West Bank Berbice.
2. Tender documents for the above works can be uplifted from the Office of the
Regional Executive Officer, Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars).
3. Bids must be submitted separately in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the Tenderer and the work being tendered for must be clearly
marked on the top left- hand comer.
Tenders shall be addressed to:
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance (Back Building)
Main & Urquhart Streets
Tenders are to be deposited in the tender box at the Ministry of Finance at the
above address not later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives
who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in the Boardroom
of the National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance at
the above address.
5. All Bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates from:
(a) Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority
(b) Manager, National Insurance Scheme
6. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 2 of the tendered sum.
7. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
reserve the right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest tender.
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LONG SE N'EMPL YEES
GT&T last Saturday saluted those members of staff who achieved twenty-five years of service in the industry and
paid tribute to them for the commitment, hard work and sacrifice they have demonstrated in that quarter of
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are now available through the
state-of-the-art 21"' century
technology are possible only
because of the solid foundation
laid by those who have dedicated
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Compiler. Margaret Washington MarketingOfiker (ReZsarrcb, Marlene Harry C'omtputer Operator.
It is with this history and
knowledge of the telecom-
munication industry that GT&T is
able to provide the quality of
service to customers that far
surpasses all others.
GT&T thanks all staff for their
commitment to the goals of the
company and for setting the
standard of excellence in
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SCHOOLCHILDREN joined representatives of several local organizations yesterday in a
parade through the streets of Georgetown aimed at spreading the message of the
CARICOM Single Market and Economy.
The parade, organised by Caribbean Vizion, started at the National Library.
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By Kenwah Choquanyi
11 1IRLS GO GUYANA, Team Training
In photo, students of West Ruimveldt Primary and other schools at the grand CSME Chif, Ga Henig of Germay haii
awareness parade. Chief, Gundula Henng of Germany has
no regrets after spending one month here
S. on an exploratory expedition in Guyana' s
E -h uncharted jungle last January.
The rowing and cycling ath-
lete, with an MPhil in Biologi-
cal Anthropology from Cam-
bridge University, said: "I en-
joyed every moment of the jour-
ney, from the very warm wel-
come in Georgetown, to the trip
Asked how she enjoyed the
650km exploration to map a
route that has never been entirely
crossed on land before, she re-
sponded: "It was one of the big-
gest tasks I have ever dared sign
up to. I have never taken a whole
MINISTER of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation, Clement Rohee, representatives
of USAID and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, on parade yesterday.
In loving memoryof ourbeloved dad and husband JAGAT RAM
BALRAM known as CECIL of Richmond Hill, Queens, USA
and formerly of 183 Hope West Enmore, East Coast Demerara.
As we cuddle that snowy morning saying "goodbye for the day", little
didwe knowit was going to be ourlaston earth.
Those evil hands that snatched you from us rejoiced. But they must
rememberthatjudgmentdaywillcome one day.
Yes dear, they took your precious life but not your love and
They shattered our hopes and dreams but not our courage
Yes, ithurts to lose you yourdear, butyou did not go alone fora part of
us went with you that day
In life we lovedyou dearly; in death we do the same
And though we cannot see you, we always feel youbyoursides
This we knows true, for when the future seems dark and lonely
The parting unbearable and the tears flow. We always hear you say
S"Don't cry deal am here byyourside"
Giving us the strength and courage to carry on
SYou toiled so tirelessly forus andgive us so much love and happiness
Neverasking foranything in retum
SYesdear, youdidthe bestforus whileyoulived
SAnd in death you guide us to do the same
SYes our family chain is broken by those
And our Ite is notthe same. But weknow
dear yourlove and memories will see us
throu'ghi eacrd ilay
SI. e aiirih .'ou dear God for those
Sr '-. 'r. and lovnag years we shared with
SAnd we pray keep him happy until you
link our farmly ( rain again
We love y,:u a-adydad
to the Amerindian villages, the month off or put everything on
walk through the Savannahs, the line to be able to partake in some-
Sjungle training, the canoeing and thing as grand as that. The privi-
the final trek". lege to trek through the pristine
"I returned filled with won- rainforests of Guyana was sim-
drous experiences and hunger for ply too big a challenge to let
more", she told the Sunday pass. There were so many dif-
Chronicle. ferent facets to the trip, adding OUTOF THE JUNGLI
t .- I"
Forever loved and nembered by your sorrowing
wife Karmin and sons Vishal and Nishal. 1
Five members of the Girls Go Guyana team as they were preparing to embark on their
one-month trek through uncharted jungle i'n Guyana.
'HRONICLE March 5, 2006
the challenge of group dynamics
to it and you get it all! I thor-
oughly enjoyed this trip and
highly recommend it!"
With regard to her impres-
sions of the country and her per-
sonal gains from the exercise, she
told this newspaper that she
loved the warmth of the people
of this "unspoilt country".
"I loved it. I describe it to
my friends as 'the untouched,
unspoilt' country. We were
welcomed with such warmth
and genuine friendliness,
something I will always re-
member. Pristine Guyana -
real rainforests...it still
sounds like a distant fairy tale
to me, yet I have pictures as evi-
dence that it really happened: I
was there. Thank you Guyana!"
The contrasts that Guyana
presented were also a source of
amazement for Hennig.
"Take the city of
Georgetown and the Amerindian
villages for example; they are
worlds apart, yet both in the
same country. The interior, a
place where you find yourself in
the midst of a giant sea of green
and you know there must be
millions of creepers and crawl-
ers and bigger mammals wander-
ing about. Yet, the jungle is ac-
tually a very quiet location and
the few voices that make them-
selves heard become a familiar
"Or when you are walking
on the paths through these tree
giants in dim light shadow lands
and the tiniest most beautiful
blossoms in intense colours
stemming from these giant trees
cover the forest floors on occa-
sion, lifting your spirits in an in-
stant," she related.
"The environment is so
pure; you become adapted to
your surroundings and smug to
some extent until you discover
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a scorpion crawling over your
mosquito net, and it reminds you
in an instant that you are a visi-
tor in a deceptively peaceful en-
vironment that is filled with hid-
den dangers," the Team Training
Hennig said that she was
absolutely delighted with the
Amerindian guides. Although
she grew up in a village close
to the mountains where, she
pointed out that she spent the
last 15 years in a jungle of
grey houses and roads fast
city life style.
She stated that when she
so lO uyana team at a recepton after tneir trip to Guyana s interior.
ATIENm AL BUSINESS PERSONS Wnh VIO!!
Are you seeking space to start up or advance your business in tk-
MNEUrof the city?
This location, the former GUYANA NATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE BANK
HEAD OFFICE, is situated in the HEART of the COMMERCIAL CENTRE
OF THE CITY and is surrounded by LOMBARD, WATER, CORNHILL &
BUGLE STS. It is a stone throw from the EXTREMELY BUSY STABROEK
MARKET AREA, EAST BANK, WEST BAi-K & WEST COAST OF DEM,
TIMEHRI & LINDEN CAR & BUS TERMINALS, TRANSPORT & HARBO-
FERRY STATION, KFC AND DEMICO HOUSE.
If you have the vision you will NOTlet this opportunity pass as the business
spots being offered are HIGHLY ACCESSIBLEand VERY STRATEGIC! A
SECOND CHANCE MAY WELL PROVE VERY DIFFICULT TO COME BY.
Our plans are to immediately develop this building into a mall with modem
facilities and we are open to offers of occupancy.
If you are into or interested in venturing into any of the below-listed enterpi ,
call us and we will offer you what can prove to be the answer to your drear
providing accommodation at either ground or first floor level.
looked at the Amerindians in si-
lent awe, all the values and truths
she had for nature were rein-
forced and helped renew that ini-
tial longing to visit the jungle.
"This was only the
beginning for me and there are so
many worlds out there to explore
and admire. Ideally I would like
to stay in touch with the General
Manager of Bushmasters. lan
Craddock in Guyana. whose
expertise and knowledge and
professionalism impressed me
deeply. Whilst I am working on
my funding to get myself ready
for Round Two, I am spreading
the word about beautiful Guyana
and hope to inspire my friends
and colleagues to follow my
footsteps, Gundula said.
Hennig was one of the six-team
members of Girls Go Guyana who
was in charge of the physical train-
ing throughout 2005, ensuring that
each team member achieves the ex-
ceptional level of fitness required.
Other members of the team were
Rachel Kelsey, expedition leader,
Charlotte Greenwood, Angelique
Lee, Jennifer Williams and Sarah
The key objective of the ex-
pedition was to raise awareness
of Guyana's people and wildfiie.
The team efforts were in
support of The Prince's Trust
Women Working campaign,
an initiative that seeks to link
successful women with young
people who need help to get
their lives back on track.
From 1st March
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Saturday from 7:30am to 6:00pm
-Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm
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SWEDEN has awarded the Insignia of Officer First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star to its Honorary Consul in
Guyana, Mr. Clifford Barrington Reis.
A release from the Consulate in Georgetown said Friday that the award by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden was conferred in recognition
of services rendered in the promotion of Swedish interests.
The award was conferred on Reis during the recent visit to Georgetown by Ambassador Sten Ask who presented his Letters
of Credence to President Bharrat Jagdeo on February 27.
Mr. Reis and Ambassador Sten Ask shake hands after the former presented Reis with the award.
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THE Junior Chamber International Guyana (JCI Guyana) has in-
stalled Ms Sharon Allison Alexander as President of the organisation
that was formerly known as the Guyana Junior Chamber or the Jay-
Also elected at the JCI Guyana's Annual State Convention in December last were Vice Presidents
Petal Adams and Lisette Wills, and Secretary General, Natisha Abel.
According to a release from the organization, the theme under which work will be con-
ducted this year is 'Entrepreneurs in Action-Creating Positive Change for Effective Leader-
The release said "all are welcome to this leadership development organisation where you
will have an opportunity to realise your personal potential through training programmes and
active participation in projects." Members are also exposed to management skills through mana-
gerial training and also get the opportunity to gain experience by being a leader at various
levels in the organisation. They can also contribute to the enhancement of the economic infra-
structure, prosperity and wellbeing of all members of the community.
Ordinary General Members' meetings are held on the ihird Thursday of each month at the
Guyana Red Cross Society headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown at 17:00 h. The scheduled
dates for meetings for the first half of this year are March 16, April 20, May 28 and June 22.
For additional information, please contact the President on 226-5384 or 226-2505, or the
Secretary General on 226-2498 ext.2196.
Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Incumbent would be required to effectively implement the strategic goals and
objectives of the BBCI by enabling the Board to fulfill its governance function and to
provide direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organisation's philosophy,
mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives. This objective is accomplished by
the incumbent performing the following duties:
i-. In coordination with the Contractor and Independent Engineer, review relevant contract
documents, assess construction progress, and prepare reports for the Board;
ii. Give advice, guidance and leadership on all technical and management issues; provide
excellent verbal and written communication to the Board of BBCI and stakeholders;
iii.Oversee the management of the operations and maintenance of the Berbice Bridge;
ensure compliance by BBCI with all contracts including the Concession Agreement;
iv.Interact with contractors, engineers and consultants and resolve issues as they arise;
v. Present monthly financial reports to the Board and possess the ability to plan and
vi. Support operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board
vii. Ensure that the vision, mission, organization, and services are consistently presented
in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
Solid engineering experience applicable to large construction projects and maintenance
Knowledge of Financial Management, Business Finance and Capital Funding would be
Clear understanding of the issues faced by the organizations in the private sector;
Effective leadership skills and the ability to build a complete and strong organization.
Education and Experience:
(a) Masters or Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical engineering or similar
qualifications from a recognized University:
(b) At least five years of experience in engineering and project management;
(c) Knowledge of building codes including material specifications & safety requirements;
(d) Proficient use of MS Office. Internet and MS Project:
(e) Knowledge of floating and loading functions of a Bridge, heavy-duty hydraulic systems
metal fabrication, floating devises and environmental protection would be an asset.
(f) Ability to read engineering drawings and understand engineering specifications would
be an asset.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS: March 6, 2006.
Applications to be addressed to:
Berbice Bridge Company Inc.
126 Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown.
Tel: 226-0576 Fax: 226-6426
Government ads can be viewed on http //ww.'w.gna go, gy
Dr. Cheddi Jagan Memorial Essay Competition
The Dr. Cheddi Jagan Commemoration Committee proudly announces the launching of
an essay competition to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
In the junior category the topic is: Dr. Cheddi Jagan: The Architect of Guyana's
> First Prize:A copy of Cheddi Jagan: My Fight for Guyana's
Freedom plus $15,000.00
> Second Prize:A copy of )r. Cheddi Jagan's West on Trial
r Third Prize:A copy of Dr. Cheddi Jagan's Forbidden Freedom
Entrants in this category must be 16 years old or under and must submit an essay of no
less than 500 words.
In the senior category the topic is: Dr. Cheddi Jagan's vision for a New Global
Human Order aims to put people first in national policies and international
'>Second Prize:l DVD Player
>Third Prize: One Gold Pin
Entrants in this category must be 17 years old or over and must submit an essay of no
less than 1,500 words.
All essays must be submitted to:
Dr. Cheddi Jagan Commemoration Committee
Closing date for the submission of entries is April 15, 2006.
I G^ \ Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC)
ERC C presents its 2006 Inter-Secondary
0 Schools Debating Competition.
Venue: National Centre for Education Resource Development
(NCERD) Battery Road, Kingston
Time: 9:30 hrs
Tuesday, March 07
Stanislaus College vs. West Demerara Secondary School
Wednesday, March 08
Stewartville Secondary vs. Zeeburg Secondary
Thursday, March 09
Annandale Secondary vs. Brickdan Secondary
Friday, March 10
Christ Church Secondary vs. Charlestown Secondary
racism is not prevalent among the younger Guyanese population.
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I~unior Chamber Mgets
new ex-cumive board
SUDA CHROI!!m_ F March 5, 2U
Watch your business
GROW! Advertise in
the Guyana Chronicle.
20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
Take a lobster
By Mark Egan
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) If
you want to crash the glitziest
party of all, the Oscars, here's
a tip from a professional:
Show up at the theatre,
dressed as a chef carrying a
live lobster, looking really
So says Alex Mamlet, one
of America's self-professed top
party crashers, who turned his
exploits into an award-winning
short film 'Kid Protocol'.
"A never-fail technique is
showing up in a chef outfit with
a food item, looking really con-
cerned. Security will always let
you in," Mamlet said in an in-
terview. "The more outrageous
the food item, the more likely
they are to let you in."
Mamlet, who has hob-
INVITATION FOR BIDS
The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds
be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.
1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of the
FLOOD RELIEF ROAD PROJECTS (BLOCK #1) LBI Vryheid's Lust:-
(a) Lot 1(LBI- Success)Roads Reg.#4
(b) Lot 2 (Beterverwagting Annandale)Roads Reg. #4
(c) Lot 3 (Goedverwagting H/S Vryheid's Lust) Roads Reg. #4
(d) Extension of Santa Cruz Primary School Reg. #1
e) Removal & Replacing of Pipe Lines at Samaroo Dam Reg. #3
fConstruction of Woodlands/Expectation/Inverness Multi-Purpose
Community Centre Reg. #5
(g) Rehabilitation of Belvedere South Block 'X' of 7 Residential Road -
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); (b), (c) & (g) is G$10,000 each
and (d), (e) & (f) is $5,000 each. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's
Cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done
between the hours of 08:00h 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 14:00h on Friday, March 24, 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.
nobbed with everyone from di-
rector Stephen Spielberg to ac-
tor Tom Cruise, says he has
used the chef routine with plates
of bananas and exotic fruits and,
on more than one occasion, a
Last year, Mamlet wore a
tuxedo and said he got onto the
Academy Awards red carpet
and then into the theatre, but
was thrown out and "narrowly
avoided being arrested for tres-
"They take their security
pretty seriously at the Oscars,"
he said, adding that this year he
is staying home in New York.
Security is tight on Holly-
wood Boulevard before today's
ceremony. And while police are
treating the event as a potential
terrorism target, they say the
crime they expect to see most
often is trespassing.
"I have no doubt that there
will be party crashers attempt-
ing to enter the location. Some
people do it almost as a chal-
lenge," said Sgt. Mike Arminio,
the Los Angeles Police
Department's emergency plan-
ning coordinator for Hollywood.
"There are various people
with various motives trying to
get in," Arminio said, noting
that most crashers were simply
trying to rub shoulders with the
Each year, he said, about
half a dozen crashers are ar-
rested for trespassing at the Os-
Anyone trying to get inside
Kodak Theatre faces a heavy
challenge. Hundreds of security
guards are on hand and the ar-
eas is cordoned off from pedes-
Arminio said such security
was to be expected after Sept.
"This is a very high-pro-
file event and we need to be
aware that a lot of people in
the world don't like the
United States and this might
be a symbol of what they
don't like," he said.
Organisers declined to talk
about security, saying they do
not want to risk compromising
Repeat party crashers
face an extra hurdle: Security
workers have been given pic-
tures of known suspects to
watch for, some labelled "se-
rial stalker, repeat offender,"
others "trespasser, party
Still, Mamlet urged poten-
tial crashers not to be put off.
"The most important tech-
nique is confidence," he said.
"Part of it is being dressed the
part, looking the part and act-
ing the part and then lying to
get in the door."
The biggest hole in the
elaborate Oscars security plan,
Mamlet said, is that while ev-
eryone from stagehands to re-
porters have to wear official
credentials, the celebrities and
movie executives attending the
event do not.
"If you really act like a ce-
lebrity, the security guards will
worry that they will get into
trouble for not recognizing you,"
And if all that fails, he
said, bring a lobster.
The NationalAgricultural Research Institute invites applicants forthe posts of:
The applicantshould possess:
i. Diploma in Accounting from University of Guyana and 5 (five) years
accounting experience in a Supervisory capacity.
ii. CAT completed, Levels I III with 5 (five) years accounting experience in a
iii. Foundation course in Accountancy from Guyana Technical Institute plus
15 years accounting experience in a supervisory capacity.
iv. Computer skills will be an asset.
B. RESEARCH ASSISTANT
i, A Degree from a recognized Univers, inAgriculture.
Ii. Some managerial skills and comp :er literacy would definitely be an
"Applications should include up-to-date Cu 'culum Vitae and the names and
,addresses of two (2) referees who are familiar with the applicants in a professional
Applications are to reach the Director, NARI, Mon Repos not later than March 14,
Further details on the Job Descriptions, Emoluments and conditions of service can
be obtained from the Personnel Section, NARI, Mon Repos. Tel: 220-2841/2.
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11:30 h Weekly Digest
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DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE
CLOSURE TO ROAD TRAFFIC
For Sunday, March 5, 2006
For Monday, March 6, 2006
For Tuesday, March 7,2006
For Wednesday, March 8, 2006
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"'hrs
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2006. NO. 176 S.
DEMERARA. IN THE HIGH
COURT OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF JUDICATURE.
BETWEEN: THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF THE
FUND. Plaintiff. and The
Proprietor or Proprietors,
Representatives of sub-lot "A",
south half of Lot 38 Dowding
Street Kitty, Georgetown as
more fully described in Lease
dated 14 April 1967 NO. 78.
Defendant. TO: THE ABOVE
NAMED DEFENDANT. TAKE
NOTICE that a Specially
Endorsed Writ of Summons was
on the 24th day of February
2006 issued against you the
said Defendant to appear
before the High Court of the
Supreme Court of Judicature
the Law Courts. Georgetown,
in which the Plaintiffs claim is
for the sum of $201 210 (two
hundred and one thousand two
hundred and ten dollars) with
interest thereon a the rate of
10% per annum from 1
January 2006 to date of
payment, being the amount
due under a certain Bond and
Deed of mortgage duly
executed on 14 September
1988 before Leon Stewart,
Deputy Registrar of Deeds of
Guyana, by Hubert Samuel
Emanuel Williams in favour of
the Plaintiff for the sum of $50
000 (fifty thousand dollars) with
interest thereon at the rate of
8% per annum with effect from
14 September 1988 which rate
of interest was increased to
14% per annum with effect
from 1 July 1989 then
decreased to 10% per annum
with effect from 1 January 1997
until fully paid payable by
monthly instalments of
$647.2 (six hundred and forty
seven dollars and twenty five
cents) and vested with right of
first mortgage on: All the right,
title and interest of the
mortgagor in and to the
remainder of the unexpired
term of a lease for 999 (nine
hundred and ninety nine) years
executed on and commencing
from the 14"h day of April 196T,
No. 78, in respect of sub-lot "A"
being the south half of lot
numbered 38 (thirty eight)
Dowding Street, Kitty Railway
Lands, in the City of
Georgetown, in the County of
Demerara, in the Republic of
Guyana, the said Kitty Railway
Lands being shown on a Plan
by William Downer, Sworn Land
Surveyor, dated 19'" June 1847
and deposited in the Deeds
Registry at Georgetown on the
9'" July, 1947 and the said lot
being shown on a Plan by J.
Phang, Sworn Land Surveyor,
dated 26'" October 1960 and
deposited in the Deeds
Registry aforesaid on the 8"h
August 1964, and the said sub
lot lettered "A" being shown
and defined on a Plan by C. S.
Spence, Sworn Land Surveyor,
dated 27t" 1966 and deposited
in the Deeds Registry aforesaid
on the 8th February, 1967
together with a right of way over
and along a strip of land 10
(10) feet wide running along
and within the western
boundary of the said lot and
leading to Dowding Street. the
said strip of land being shown
marked "Right of Way on the
said Plan by C.S. Spence. If
you desire to defend the said
matter you must not later than
3:30 pm in the forenoon of the
7'" day of April, 2006 file an
Affidavit of Defence and you
must appear before the High
Court of the Supreme Court of
Judicature at the Law Courts
Georgetown on the 10f" day of
April, 2006 at 9 o'clock in the
forenoon. If you fail to file such
Affidavit of Defence or appear
as aforesaid the Plaintiff may
proceed therein and
judgement may be given
against you in your absence.
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NOTICE is hereby given
that SU JIN MING of 116 Grove
Squatting Area, EBD is
applying to the Minister for
Naturalization and that any
person who knows any reason
by Naturalization should not be
granted should send a written
and signed statement of the
facts to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry-of Home
Affairs Georgetown, Guyana.
BAILIFF'S SALE- TAKE
NOTICE that there will publicly
sold to the highest bidder on
Thursday 9th March, 2006 at
Vigilance Magistrate's Court
Yard at 10:00 hours the
following VIZ. (1) 1 small
refrigerator Serial No. 1E
19870180. BIBI SALIMA.
(Plaintiff) VS MIHAIL
Term of sale cash, plus 3%
auction sales due. Sgd. Sita
Ramlal Registrar, Supreme
Court of Judicature.
JUST arrived! Novels, Story
books, magazines, comics,
informative and text to
University level. Also books on
sale from $20 $300. Register
now Tel. 223-8237/ 648-
6098. M F 8.30 am 5 pm.
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
Yoga, Planets protection.
Tabeej, other areas of
spirituality. Contact Buddy -
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI, PO
Box 12154 Georgetown,
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link- 261-5079, Everyday, 07:00
to 21:00 h.
REGISTER YOURSELF TO
MEET FRIEND LOCALLY AND
CONNECT YOU IN LESS THAN
10 MINUTES. CALL 900-8258-
SINGLE females 55 70
yrs would like to meet single
males same age group for
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098., Mon.
Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm, Sat. -
10 am 4 pm.
OVERSEAS visitors and
Guyanese interested in having
Guyanese friends, please call
the Junior/Senior Singles Dating
Service 18 80 yrs. Immediate
Link. Tel. 223-8237/ 648-6098.,
Mon. Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm,
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
DO you ne:d a Driver/
companion? Tel. z92-223-2822.
US Visa Apphcatiorn forms
filled and printed. r:all Bill 225-
SERVICE cane to all
Satellite Dishes. Parts of sale.
Call 623-4686. 223-4731.
GO net shopping visit http:/
Great products. Great prices.
FOR professional repair to
crash vehicle, change nose cut
and front half, etc. Call 642-
HAVE your products
professionally distributed in
the Berbice Region. Contact
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
Carl Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226- 410.
EFFICIENT and reliable
school children taxi, pick up
and drop off. Contact
Michelle. Tel. 611-1172, 664-
Visa related matters
USA, Canada, UK
We prepare & examine
Affidavit of Support
- -- -- -
treatments by overseas trained
guaranteed within 14 days.
HAVING problems with
your air conditioning units.
ridges, washing machine
gas stoves, etc. Then call
Einden. Tel. 641-1086.
SERVICE & repairs to
all models gas stoves and
ovens, domestic &
Lawrence 233-2145, 627-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - --- - -
oa8 Robb Sptreet
;68 Robcb Street,
SoLacy town, G/t.
Ido cooking and cleaning for
22J-~-- 61 24- 840d
Shipping. Need to move freight
bulk. Tel. 623-9847.
DO you need someone to
do cooking and cleaning for
you and cook hostess?
Three day in the week. Call
Tel. 227-8995, 223-2822.
repairing TVs, VCRs, CD/DVD
Players, microwave, amplifiers.
Contact 231-6228, 76 6 &
Light Sts., Alberttown.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
CONTACT Edward Motilall
for sanding and polishing.
Sanding 0 sq. ft. polishing
- 40 sq. ft. Tel. 611-1101.
done as per your request
cudincluding welding fabrication,
steel or concrete. Call 641-
2729 or 228-5357.
ARE you single/couple
seeking a male 33 yrs Cook,
entertainer, cleaner in Guyana/
Caribbean? Willing to travel.
Ask for Rick 610-5334.
FOR all your
renovations, as well as
plumbing and painting,
contact Mohamed on 223-
SERVICE & repairs to all
models gas stoves and ovens,
domestic & industrial.
Contact Lawrence 233-
2145, 627-0720, 646-7400.
SAVE lots of money on
your phone service. US &
Canada- $7.60/min. Monthly
unlimited plans US, Canada,
UK, Brazil. Internet Cafe.
AFFODABLE full service
web hosting packages from -
$15 480/year (5GB Diskspace!
250 GB transfer). Website
NEED to build or
renovate your home or
electrical, etc. Contact
Lawrence 233-2145. 627-
FOR PROMPT AND
RELIABLE SERVICE Gas
stove, washing machine.
clothes dryer, freezer.
vacuum cleaner, etc. Contact
A. Henry. Tel. 226-1629,
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ARE you having party,
cocktail or weekend friends and
need someone to do all your
cooking? Then call Michelle -
Tel 227-8995, 223-2822. I do
home service too.
services & upgrades done on
location by overseas trained
technician. Also convert
yours VHS to DVD. Indian
religious DVD, blank CDs
available. Call 618-1705.
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
REPAIRS & Service to
any electrical appliances
e.g. washing machines,
clothes dryers, air-conditions,
computers etc. ALL JOBS
DONE ON SITE WITH THREE
MONTHS LIMITED I
WARRANTY. Nazim Khan. N.
K. Electrical Services. Tel.
.ij igrr itt 'h i
Students, Visitors, Refugees,
Work Permits, Faily Sponsorships.
Visa Refused? We can appeal
;_. -:in Canada
.p .. ,,-. t 1:
Bal.,ant Persaud & As-ociutes
Certified Canadian Immigration
Member of CSIC # M042097
Guyana: ':.. p r. -*
C, .:".: -:r.. Bourda
(one comer fim GCC Cpcke! GOewdj
FEMALE & male to work
in car wash. Tel. 231-1786,
to work in Taxi Service. Call
226-1300, 9 am 5 pm.
Apply in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville.
1 PASTRY Maker, 1 Baker
with knowledge of pastry and
cakes. Tel. 227-6270, 225-
SECURITY Guards, Porters
& Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex, A & B Water Street.
Contact 226-3361, 227-7829.
TRUCK Driver from East
Coast Demerara. Contact P.,
Ramroop & Sons, Lot 1 'C'
Orange Walk, Bourda, G/town.i
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VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/
experienced school teachers, 1
headmistress. Tel. 220-4981, 4
to 8 pm, 256-3812, Mon. to Fri.,
9 am to 3 pm.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/ville
Assistants. Apply in person with
written application in your own
Maths & English. Horse Shoe:
Racing Service, 6/7 Commerce.
& Longden Sts., between 1:30'
pm & 4 pm.
SYSTEMS Admin. Must
have minimum Maths &!
English GCE/CXC 1 & 2.
Microsoft Office. Call 227-
6837, 227-1051 or send
application to Internet World
Wireless Cafe, 16 'B' Duncan
St., Newtown. Kitty.
ONE full-time room
attendant supervisor. Must have
supervisory experience. Apply
with 1 application, 2 passport
size photographs, 1
recommendation and 1. Police
Clearance. Tel. # 226-2852.
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter girls,
Handyboys, General Cleaner.
Apply in person with written
application & Food Handler's
Certificate at 8 North Road,
Lacytown. Tel. 225-8985.
Able bodies Guards
ages 40-55. liiuLst L
healthy & possess a
clean record.To c 11:
in G/town & lc,'v.
Apply ir [ip ri^ 3t
BelAir Gardens or
2 ATTRACTIVE female Bar
Attendants 1 couple to work in
Variety Store, 1 General
Domestic. All vacancies exist in
the Interior. Middle Mazaruni.
Persons interested, call 225-
7118. during office hours 9 am
to 4 pm.
DATE ENTRY CLERKS
NEEDED. Person should have
computer knowledge, good
phone personality, able to work
independently and work well with
others. Contact email:
vision network hotmail.com.
Call at 225-940 T
20 MALES and females to
work at University of Guyana and
other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re apply).
Contact The Security
Administrator. University of
Guyana, Turkeyen. Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent Road,
VACANCIES for (1) female
to work in office. Must be
computer literate and have
knowledge of secretarial work.
Must be between ages of 23 and
30. Apply in person to 71
Brickdam. Future Homes Realty.
Tel. No. 227-4040 628-0796,
VACANCY exists for 2 Cooks,
3 Counter Clerks to work in
Cafeteria. Also one male. Come
in with a written application at
Lot 8 Stone Avenue BIvyezight
Gardens or call 223-9316, 6'5-
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ARE you a qualified nail
technician or cosmetologist with
a following? Then we have a
Ipace for you at Fantasy Nails &
air, 102 Third & Lighf Streets.
Alberttown. Call 619-7918 for an
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, Bourda.
ONE Female Office
Assistant with knowledge of NIS
and PAVE Roll. Must be
Computer literate must be
between ages 1d and 30
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff and
Fourth Streets, Campbellville,
more than G$100 000
monthly working part-time. No
experience required. We
provide training. Work from
nome. No paper work. No
boss. No investment required.
Come to 89 Brickdam.
opposite the Palms. New
Guyana School Compound,
Fridays 5 pm or Saturdays -
MECHANIC with Auto
Electrical experience and
have knowledge in both
Gasolene and Diesel engines.
Must be willing to work
weekends and with minimum
- City & Guilds Certificate in
Mechanic or equivalent in
addition of 5 years experience
in repairing trucks, forklifts and
vans. SECURITY GUARDS -
applicants with military and
para-military would be at an
advantage. BOND CLERKS -
applicants must have at least
4 subjects at the CXC Level
inclusive of English
Language and Mathematics
with 2 3 years experience.
Apply in person with written
recommendations and valid
Police Clearance to: The
Personnel & Training
Manager National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17 19A
Water Street. South
LOCATED in Mahaica.
Interested person can call 231-
4675 or 225-9407.
130' x 60' on a corner in
4.8M. Tel. 227-40400
SHADES and Shapes
Land for sale. Suitable for
commercial use in C/V. $18M.
TEL. 642-8725, 225 7540.
DOUBLE lots Albert St. -
$18M; Light St. $5M & $10M;
Huge land with 3 houses West
Coast $20M. 609-8109.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground
comprising an area of 2.422
of an English acre. Call 220-
117 MARIGOLD St.,
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft.
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
LAND FOR SALE. LAND
FOR SALE OLEANDER
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 12-0349.
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq.ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details.
HOPE, EBD public road to
river bank. Ideal for ships ware
house, bond $12.5M (US$62
000). Ederson's 226-5496,
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime ...: ,i-,.
miles from V/Hoop r-iell ,1
Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
DEMERARA River- 10 miles
from Linden, transported 250
acres front width 1800 depth, L
800 $100 000 per acre.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
GROVE, PUB. RD. -$6M
MELANIE $2.75M, EARL'S
FOULIS 180'x 150'L river side
- $14.75M, Gas Station Lumber
yard/Saw Mill etc. TEL. 226-
- land/property with pool Happy
Acres, Atlantic Gardens, Lamaha
Gardens, Versailles (double lot),
Duncan St. $9.9M, Meadow
Bank and Highway lands (sand
pit/resort), Diamond 1 Lot -
2.5M, Section L C/ville 60' x
125 Subryanville 60 x 110 -
$15M, Ogle 72' x 290 $16M,
- 5 acres Central Mahaicony -
i;20M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
WE ARE always a blessing.
Vlissengen Road- $15M; 5 '
Street, Alberttown 160 x 30
- $7M, LBI 5.5M (only 1),
Republic Park and Meadow
Brook $5.7M & 7M, Hapy
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 #22-
2626 or Mrs. Laundry #231-
WORK IS TAKING PLACE BUY
AHEAD OF THE MOVEMENT -
EAST BANK DEMERARA.
Hope, Coverden, Craig,
Friendship Alliance Carolina
McDoom (Public Rd..), Sand
Hill (Sand Pit).Also house lots
to build your houses in and
around Georgetown area at
suitable price ranges and also
covering all three counties.
Call for further information.
SUGRIM'S REAL ESTATE
AGENCY: 226-4362 Email:
CAMP ST. $8M, Diamond
-$5M Happy Acres -14 500 sq.
ft. -$18M Happy Acres 7 200
sq. ft.- $9M BelAir Park 45M,
Courida Park- 112' x 130', rove
H/Scheme $900 000, Lamaha
Gdns $1'7M Madawini
SoesdykeEBD 160 x 140
15M, Friendship, EBD 60 x
50 $14M Eccles Public
Road- $23M, South R/veldt -
5.5M, Blankenburq for farm,
00 acres $150 0 per acre,
Blankenburg 17 house lots -
15M, Queenstown 19
house lots $80M,
Queenstown $28M, Eccles,
Industrial, 17 000 sq. ft. -
$23M, Yarrawkabra Dump
Road 100 x 200 $900 000.
Future Homes Realty 227-
4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
ONE room for single
working female. Tel. 624-6271
One-bedroom in Kitty -
$30 000 Call Shades and
hapes Tel. 225-7540.
NEW unfurnished two-
bedroom concrete flat.
Contact 622-8146, 218-2095.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelor's Adventure, ECD.
Tel. 270-1214, Gloria.
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for rent in Alberttown. Tel.
226-2287 for further info.
FOR OVERSEAS VISI-
TORS. PHONE 225-9944
SPACE for rental. Ideal for
restaurant and or Fast Food.
Ideally located. Call 225-
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1 APARTMENT in UG Road
SStudents preferable. Tel. 642-
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat. Shell Road Kitty- $35
000. Contact 225- 8088.
ONE (1) single bedroom
apt. for rental. Call 227-
ROOM FOR SINGLE
WORKING FEMALE. TELE-
ROOM to rent in
Georgetown. Contact 629-
5064, 231-8661 after 5 pm,
at 799 Westminster, Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
FULLY furnished 2-bedroom
air-conditioned house in Bel Air
Park. Call 225-8153.
3-BEDROOM house at 25
Middleton St. C/ville short
term. Contact 225-3383.
apt for overseas auest in
Crjg_ St.. C/ville. 223-1329.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
Russell Sts. Phone 226-
IN Nandy Park, semi-
furnished. 104 Collin swood
Ave., Nandv Park US$500.
SPACIOUS bottom flat 2-
bedroom, unfurnished, all
amenities etc. Call 264-3002,
1 3-BEDROOM concrete
newly built house to rent -
Middle income standard at
Golden Grove, ECD. Call
LAMAHA Gardens one
apartment, A/C mesh phone.
e c..Te......3.2 :4.2 -...8.. .77 42.
apt. at Lusignan, ECD with
light & water $18 000 neg.
Call 220-1457 anytime.
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat
building located at 131 Suraj
Drive. Triumph, ECD. 220-
5173, 220-6245, 645-8090.
FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St..Golden
Grove, ECD. Contact phone
TWO Offices or business
spaces at Main and King
Streets, New Amsterdam.
Contact Tel. # 333-3927 or
for overseas guest at,
Garnett St., C/ville, G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677.
ONE three-bedroom top
flat, fully furnished witn
farave overhead tank. Bel
Air ark. Tel. 225-8986, 277-
ONE small bachelor's
apartment at 207 Barr St.,
Kitty. Price $18 000 + one
month security. Contact
Miss Shaw at same address.
TRIUMPH. ECD 164 Dr
Miller St., 2-bedroom house,
comfortably private $15 000
monthly. Tel. 220-7159, 627-
house (too flat, back house)
at 182 Barr Street, Kitty
with phone, no garage.
Contact Miss Shaw. Price
$60 00..._0 plus security.__.__.
ONE large shop, was
Chinese Restaurant or for other
business. Also shop for tailor.
barber or other business. Princes
and Russell Sts. Phone 226-
FULLY FURNISHED 1 & 2-
BEDROOM APARTMENTS -
AIR-CONDITIONED HOT AND
COLD, PARKING SPACE TO
RENT. FOR OVERSEAS
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392,
610-4911 218-0287, 645-
LARGE concrete bond
suitable for factory packaging
or processing plant, etc. Fully
secure witn entrance for
container. R. Bacchus, Mc
Doom Public Road, next to
Post office. Tel. 226-1903.
EXECUTIVE HOUSES AND
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty,
G/town), etc, bondc C/ville, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 62 -1624.
REGENT ST., Georgetown
central shopping centre
available soon, 3-storey
concrete & steel building top,
middle & around floor 68' x
78' 4 500. Ederson's 226-
GREATER Georgetown -
vacant large corner sfore/shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -
$70 000 monthly plus, area for
a tailor shop $35 000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
OGLE. ECD residential
vacant furnished, setting/dinino
2 luxurious bedrooms TV/AC
phone & other parking several
car $80 000,(US$400 000)
monthly. Ederson's 226-
One-bedroom in Kitty -
$30 000 Call Shades and
Shapes Tel. 225-7540
EXECUTIVE office situated
on United Nations Place
Stabroek with telephone lines.
1 B E R 0 0 M
APARTMENT. 91 Fifth Street,
Cumminus Lod e. Call 222-
ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental. from $4
000 daily/nightly. Call 227-
0902 or 227-3336.
Unfurnished with all
modern facilities. Call 339-
2236. 627-7005 ..
ROOM to rent.
Preferably single male, non
smoker. Tel. 2 2-5541. 9 am
& 6 pm, Mon. Fri.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
SUBRYANVILLE for short
term rental 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished,
rile A/C a rkng space.
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenst wn. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
Bel Air Park USS1000.
bedroom top flat with
telephone K.. S. Raghubir
A ency. Office 225-0545;
APT. houses and rooms
for students, singles nnd
Low Income earners. (20
000 $35 000). Call 900-
FURNISHED ROOM DE-
CENT, SINGLE WORKING
FEMALE. TEL: 226-5035
(08-00 -..17:00 H -RS ). -
apartment 230 Almond
Street. Queenstown, G/
town. Price $40 000 $45
000. Tel. # 616-8083 -
(James). 225.-0 287.
APT. US$500, office
properties US$1 500.
hone Tony Reid's Realty -
AVAILABLE from April,
furnished 1-bedroom apt.,
short or long term in clean
quiet locality, parking, cable
V. Tel. 233-2915.
BUSINESS places -
Camp. Church, Robb.
Regent, Brickdam North
Road others. VISHNU
REALTY 227-0807. 227-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-57T6
OFFICES at Maraj
Building, 185 Charlotte
Street. Tel. 225-3198 or 259-
0953, after 5 pm.
apartment for rent in
Campbellville. Tel. 225-
9915, weekdays after 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday
OFFICES, BOND SPACES
- Camp, Brickdam, Thomas,
North Road, Regent. VISHN
REALTY 227-0807, 227-
SHORT & LONG TERM
RENTALS from US$450 to
US$3 500. VISHNU REALTY -
227-0807, 227-0809. 664-1912.
Happy Acres, Ogle, executive
houses from US$600 to
US$1 500. Enquiries pls call
residential family property.
Big Gardens. Secure. hot/
coTd. a/c room. All self-
contained. Shades &
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom top flat in Kitty with
A/C, hot/cold, with parking
s ace tel etc. Call 642-
8725. SHADES & SHAPES.
1 2 3-BEDROOM flats.
bedroom, fully grilled.
water tanks, A/C. Phone #
Shades and Shapes.
Furnished apts. suitable for
expats as low as US$300.
Tel. 225-7540 642-8725.
Suitable for executives.
ROOMS to let 26 Hill
St. Working couple/bachelor.
Contact ZaTeena at the above
3/4/2006, 8:35 PM
FULLY furnished three-
bedrocm self-contai ned
beautiful house. Yard
space, well secured, front
patio. Call 225-6556 or 610-
FULLY furnished 3-
bedroom bottom flat, master
room, 24 hours arm security,
meshed. etc. House bv I'-
3 rooms -$60 000. ,-il
Romie 225-6556. 610-
D'ANDRADE ST., Kitty-
one secure three (3)-
(bottom flat). Ideal for
working couple/small family
- $35 UOO per month. TeL
Shades & Shapes
Unfurnished apt.. space
suitable for low-income
clients in Kitty. Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar. Bel Air Park.
$40 000. Tel. 225-7540.
ORONOQUE St. well
furnished US$1 000 neg.,
TOP flat in primp
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon,
Real Estate, Advertising
Agency, Office or any other
business. Contact Samad.
APT. from $35 000,
rooms $17 000, house by
itself $100 000, furnished
apt. US 800, US$900 -
US$1 200. bond office,
business place. Call 225-
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 business premises
to rent located at 212 Barr
Street and Stanley Place,
Kitty. Formerly Jay Pees
Ctub and Jay Pees Liquor
Restaurant. Contact Ramit
on Tel. 225-4500, 225-9920.
LARGE spacious 3 flats
building -centrally located,
excellent parking, Tor office
restaurant or hotel at 17/
Waterloo, Street, S/
Cummingsburg. Phone 226-
5903 office, 226-6229 -
PRASHAD Nagar two-
storey seven rooms with
garage, unfurnished, other
various prices from $30 000
to US$2 500. Roberts
Realty 227-7627 Office
227-3768 Home, 644-2099
'- ce ll.......... ...................
NEW concrete building
with (4) 2- bedroom
apartments with toilet and
bath, parking space $25
000 monthly. AA Triumph,
ECD working person only.
Contact Miss Grant at 220-
3173, 9 am to 6 ................
COMING from overseas
or Caribbean countries for
holiday long term short term
stay. Call or check out rates,
Sunflower Hotel or other
homely apartments. 223-
2173 or 25-3817. Ask for
PRASHAD NAGAR 2-
unfurnished house in
large yard space,
electronic security system,
fully grilled. parking
space, overhead tank and
further information and
viewing call 613-3844 or
EYEFUL REALTY Low
income apt. and flats have
been easier before. Areas -
Lodge. South Ruimveldt
and more. Prices as low as -
$20 000, suitable for
couples, singles. etc. 2 & 3
bedrooms apt. Call Eyeful -
33 CANJE Nanar
Berbice a fully furnished
house. The ideal place to
stay whether over
fighting. spending the
weekend, or long term.
Enjoy luxury and
t r a n q u I y i t y ,
a cc o m mo d a t i o n
unsurpassed in Berbice.
4092. Email: address
COMPANIES fully furnished
& unfurnished houses and
apartments Le Ressouvenir
(with pool), Section 'K' C/ville
(2) apts. US$700 & US$600
respectively or whole house
US$1 300: furnished house
Sect. 'M' C/ville US$1 500;
Queenstown. huge property
Diamond, EBD, beautiful
furnished residence US$1
500. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
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QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas visi-
tors on short term basis. Tel. #
MODERN office space -
Waterloo St., Church St., etc.,
2-bedroom upstairs US$450;
2-bedroom, fullfurnished, A/C
hot and cold US$650. 609-
RENT RESIDENCES: Two-flat
properties in upscale
neighbourhood with all
amenities viz: Subrvanville
BEL AIR PARK TWO EXOTid
FURNISHED. Prashad Nagar,
Kingston, Bel Air Springs, for
buildings and flats Brickdam,
Charlotte St., Queenstown,
Regent St. Hadfield St
Thomas St. South Road, Easi
St High St. Princes St.
BONDSWAREHOUSES: In and
out of Georgetown for rental
and for sale, also land suitable
to build warehouses. Call for
further information SUGRIM'S
REAL ESTATE AGENCY: 226-
REALTY 227-4040 628-
0796 611-3866, 642-4680.
TO LET. P/Nagar US$700,
Republic Park US$1 500
Be Air New Haven US$2
000 P/Nagar- $60000-
b1 000, Subranville -
US$750 US$800, Camp St.
- US$400 US$6 000, Bel
Air Park US$600. Atlantic
Gardens US$1 000.
Continental Park US$1
200, Berbice- US$1 000,
Queenstown US$ 1 000,
Alberttown US$500 Sect.
'K' C/ville U$900,
Cummines St. US$3 000
Princes & Russell Sts. $90
000, Charlestown US800
Carmichael St. US$700,
High St US$4 500,
Brickdam US$1 000 US$5
000 Church St. US$5 000,
Waterloo St. $220 000,
North Road US$1 500,
Hadfield St. US$1 500.
ITTY $32 000 C/ville
45 000; D'URBAN
BACKLAND, furnished $90
000A Ham Acres US600;
Kingston US1500; New
Haven US 000
furnished; Bel Air ark, semi-
US$1 000; Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, HAP pyAcres,
Republic Park, others:
OFFICE BUIDLING -
Kingston, Main Street, Church
Street, High Street, New Market
Street, Barr Street Bel Air Park.
BUSINESS PLACES Regent,
Robb Sherif, Croal, others.
BOND PLACES central
Georgetown, East Coast,
Lombard others. LAND FOR
SALE leader Gardens, 130
x 90 feet $16.5M; Happy Acres,
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air Park -
$16.5M others. MENTORE
SINGH REALTY 225-1017 623-
6136 OR 64 Main and Middle
FUTURE HOMES REALTY
- 227-4040 628-0796 611-
3866, 642-4680. TO LET. P/
Na gar- US$700, Republic Park
- U1 500, Bel Air New Haven
- US$2 000 P/Nagar $60 000
- $100 00, Subryanville -
US$750 US$800 Camp St.
- US$400 US$6 6000 Bel Air
Park US$600 Atlantic
Gardens US$1 000,
Continental Park US$1 200,
Berbice US$1 000,
Queenstown US$ 1 000
Alberttown US$500 Sect. 'K
C/ville US$900, Cummings
St. US$3 000, Princes &
Russell Sts. $90 000,
Carmichael St. US$700 High
St US$4 50 Brickdam -
US$1 00- US 000 Church
St- US$5 000 Waterloo St -
$220 000 North Road US$1
500, Hadfield St. US$1 500.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
(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 (FTF);
New Market $80 000;
Carmichael St. $60 000;
Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens -
US$1 500' Campbellville -
US2 000. EAST BANK: Eccles
'AA (F/F- US$2 000; Diamond
-/US$1 500; Republic Park -
US$2 000.' EAST COAST:
Atlantic Gardens US$2 000/
US$1 000/US$500; Happy
Acres US$2 000/USS1 200/
US$500' Le Ressouvenir-
US$2 500; Ogle US$700' BV
-0 00'0; "Oronoque St. -
bU;800- Greenfield Park -
US$1 0dO. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000;
Queenstown US$2 000;
Sheriff US$1 500;
Subrvanville US$1 500; North
Road US$1 000; Brickdam -
restaurants, etc. Land and
properties from $3M $600M,
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
BEL Air Springs and
Ogle Air Strip Road. TEL.
# 611-0315, GANESH.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
concretee & wood). Tel. 263-
2-STOREY concrete and
wooden house suitable for
business, James Street,
Albouystown. Phone 233-6024.
CHARLOTTE STREET -
with potential offices etc., close
to Camp Street $25M. Tel. #
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
LUSIGNAN, ECD. One 2-
storey property with 4
bedrooms (empty lot next to
roperty). Contact Bibi at
PROPERTY for sale, Lot
12 Goed Intent Mahaica
ECD. Tel. 259-0068 or 231-
7362. Must be sold. Price
WELL appointed hotels as
a going concern. Tel. Nos.
Newtown Kitty reduced from -
12M to $8M.'Phone 225-2626,
PRIME business spot 3-in
one stall at Vendor's Arcade
facing Mahaica car park. Call
3940 MIENZIES St.,
Windsor Forest, WCD house
& land, poultry farm. Contact
Mangal Sin h. Sat. & Sun.
after pm. e269-0019.
ONE going business
Premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
wooden and concrete house
Newly built, unpainted. Lot
28 Q Pigeon Island, ECD.
Contact # 220-0114.
PROPERTY FOR SALE.
CONTACT NUMBERS 233-
2415 619-8393, 662-6979,
ONE 12 x 20 wooden
house and landing Diamond
New Scheme $800 000. Tel.
3-BEDROOM house and
land at Bel Air Gardens. All
amenities light, water, etc. Tel.
3-BEDROOM concrete and
wooden house, 133 Vigilance
South, ECD $6.5 neg.
Contact No. 256-3658, 626-
HOUSE and land for sale
situate at Dowdin Street,
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketlev St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Li uor Restaurant (corner lot)
- $18M neg. Contact 227-
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, ,East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
SOUTH RUIMVELDT 3-
bedroom, 2- storey good
neighbour, Gazebo basketball
court & Direct TV $15.5M neg.
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
MUST sell. 77 Main Road,
Atlantic Gardens, 4-bedroom
neighbourhood $28M neg.
AGRICULTURE RD. front
vacant 1-vear old 2-storey, 2-
family building, top/ bottom, 2
luxurious bedrooms, kitchen,
toilet, bath on each floor
parking 4 vehicles $9.5M
UUS$4T000). Ederson's 226-
vacant 3-storey. 6 luxurious
bedrooms, offices of insurance.
Ideal 4-storey computer school,
area $50M neg. (US$250 000).
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
SHERIFF ST. transported
vacant top 2-storey concrete &
wood building. 3 large
bedrooms, offices with modern
convenience; bottom floor 3
large bedrooms or offices $39M
(US$195 000). Ederson's -
ROBB ST. near Bourda
Market vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40 x 88'. land 50' x
100'. deal top/bottom bond -
$40M (US$200 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
BEL AIR PARK vacant
concrete & wood 2-storey split
level ranch type 2 2 luxurious
bedrooms, designed large famil
mini mansion $22.5M US$112
000) neg. Ederson's 226-5496,
E.C.D vacant, 95% unfurnished,
all concrete 2-storey top 3-
bedroom Hollywood designed
bottom $5.5 (US$27 00).
Ederson's 226-5496, Email:
GIFT: Leopold near Smyth
St., vacant 2-storey concrete &
wood building top Hollywood
designed 2 2-bedroom
a artments, self-contained -
.5M, (US$27 000). Ederson's
ECCLES PUBLIC RD. -
vacant 2-storey building on 3
large house lots. Ideal for gas
station plus 2-slorey building -
21M ne~. (US105 00oo neg.
person s 226-54r9, Emai:
URGENTLY needed -
commercial residential buildings
for sale or rent Regent St., Ro5b
St., others. Ederson's 226-
ATLANTIC GARDENS -
vacant new 2-storey ranch type
mansion on 2 huge house lots -
$26M (US$130 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
vacant new hospital 1 block long
75' width can be general
hospital. Ederson's 226-5496,
OVERSEA/local owners of
buildings, we have general
management services paying
landscaping. Call now Ederson's
- 226-5496, Email:
GIFT: Republic Park
residential 2-storey 4-beroom
mansion 3 house lots $21.5M
US$102 000). Ederson's 226-
ECCLES, Public Rd. -vacant
2-storey concrete on double lots.
Ideal for gas station $21M
(US$105 00). Ederson's 226-
ECCLES, EBD- vacant large
bond 6 000 sq. ft. 25 height can
concrete & wooden 3-bedroom
mansion full grilled garage -
$7.5M (US$3 000). Ede rson's
4 n226-596 Email:
ECCLES, EBD vacant large
bond 6 000 sq. ft. 25 height can
store 40 40- containers $50M
(US$250 000). Ederson's 226-
CRAIG two-storey 3-
bedroom house and land 40 x
144 ft, house needs work. Asking
5-$3.9M. Call 225-5591, 619-
Ocean View corner lot, one Block
from E. C. Public Road newly
renovated. Asking $6.9M. Cal
225-5591 or 619-5505.
SALE by owner: Front two-
storey 4-bedroom, killed,
concrete house with toiet bath,
enclosed garage. Second house
both located at Triumph, ECD.
Price negotiable. Tel. 227-6993.
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families.
Propertyinvestor land- 48
x 141, worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens .
Contact Ronald on 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
Vacant possession. _____
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits (2) families,
property investor land 48 x
141, worth viewing, volt 110/
240. Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-
BEAUTIFUL LARGE 2-
STOREY 4-BEDROOM concrete
property, Happy Acres $35M
neg.; Subryanvillie huge
property on double lot $50Ml;
huge concrete property, Bonesika
St., Sect 'K' Cville $22M. TEL.
CROAL ST. $35M, REGENT
ST. $35M. Robb St massive
concrete structure, Le
Ressouvenir (pool), Happy Acres
$13M & $351v, Atantic gardens
16.5M & $45M, (on 3 Lots),
Industry $8.5M, Ogle 290' x
72' GuySuCo Gardens, Bel Air.
illae, Blyqezight $10.5M &
,double lot) Subrlanville
$14.M & $50M, (double lot
Section 'K' $7M & $10.5.
Campbell Ave., C/ville $20M,
land 60' x 120', Triumph -
$8.5M, Mon Repos $8.5M,
Eccles BB $7.5M, Grove,
Parika. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ONE C/VILLE PROPERTY
FOR SALE. CALL 226-7043
AND 613-4225 FOR
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft. by 25
high, can store 40 40
canters $50M (US$250 000).
If qualified move in tomorrow.
Ederson's 226-5496 Email
FUTURE HOMES REALTY
- 227-4040 628-0796 642-
4680, 611-3866. Properties
for sale. Bel Air Spring-
$55M, Bel Air Park-24
$48M Sheriff St. $13M -
60M, Lime St. $80M,
venue of Republic -
13 14 BAGOTSTOWN,
EBD opposite Harbour
Bridge. Luxurious 3-storey
building on double plot of
land. Ieal for home, hotel,
retirement home or office
space. 592-233-5859, 592-
ONE three-storey building -
33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal or
Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable rice cewould be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
buildi.ngor new one. _
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
FOR SALE BY OWNER -
2-storey fully concreted house
5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet sink toilet, cabinet,
hot wafer tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Roaa. Lot 6
Nandy Park EBD Interested
person only.to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.
REGENT/near Camp St.,
vacant possession of any store
mini mall in the 4-storey steel/
concrete general store if
divided you can have 100 or
more mini malls. Money
Tast food. International
restaurant. Daily incomes $1M
or US$500 000. Ederson's -
invest wisely in real estate.
Ederson has 3-storey steel &
concrete building Georgetown
business centre, if divide into
40 mini malls average monthly
income $5M, yearly $60
US$300 000. Note investing
millions in gold/diamond in
interior maTaria/TB/HIV and
other disease. Call us now.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
invest intelligently so your
money invested wisely yearly
income will be millions. Ederson
Realty has 3-storey concrete &
steel building, if divided in mini
malls has yours 24 hours banking
post office/shipping customs/&
will not get lost, will have
helpful security officers as
guides. Ederson's 226-5496.
gardens three-bedroom -
11.5M ned.: Aubrey Barker
oad, double with 5-bedroom
property $16.5M; two-family
ropery wood and concrete -
$12.5M neQ.; D'Urban Street,
wooden two-store carrying
nd- 4. x 150 #12M 3 neg.
0it6wit.h three properties
ansize 45 x 10 $12M
neg.; Lamaha Gardens,
concrete $15.5M nea. Other
oric eS ra1g. ng $1 5 ,M to
$1M. Roberts'ealt t-
227-7627 Office, 227-3768
Home, 644-2099 cell.
WE ARE always a
thinkLng demands that we
buy Real Estate for long
term benefits. Bel ir
Springs US$170 000 only
Bel Air gardens needs
repairs US$200 000,
ubryanville on 10 000 sq.
ft. US$160 000. Lamaha
Gardens US$190 000
rashad. Naaar- $19M, QI
town $11. Queensown
on double ot US$210
000, Sec 'K' $14.5M,
Meadow Brook $114M
South Gardens $12M and
8M. Business property -
;17M, Happy Acres -
21M LBI, Erl's Court -
16M, Republic Park -
PhoneMs. Tucker #225-
2626,Ms. Landry # 231-
2064 or e-mail:
BEL AIR PARK
FUTURE HOMES REALTY -
227-4040, 628-0796, 642-4680,
611-3866. Properties for sale.
Bel Air Spring $55M, Bel Air
Park $24M -$48M, Sheriff St. -
$13M $60M, Lime St. $80M
Avenue of Republic US$1.5M
FUTURE HOMES REALTY -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866,
642-4680. Properties for sale -
Triumph, ECD $9M, South R/
veldt $11M $17M. UG
Gardens US$1.3M, Regent -
US$1.6M Republic Park. EBD -
$35M, North Road $35M -
39M, Thomas St. $45M, Bel
Air Gdns. $90M $100M, New
Providence $75M, Bel Air Park
- $24M US$6M, Ogle $75M,
Lamaha Gdns. $17M $45M,
Sec. 'K' C /ville $23M, Broad
& High Sts. $45M, Croal St. -
$42M, Atlantic Gdns $15M,
Mahaica $10M, Nandy Park -
$10M Earl's Court, LBI $21M,
Mon Repos ECD $9M, Kitt -
$9M $48M, Sheriff St. $38M
$65M Banks Park $47M,
Courida Park US$500 000 -
US$1M, Ave. of Republic -
$1.5M US$2.5M, PINagar -
Queenstown $22M US$400
000, Bel Air Park- US$1M, Main
St. $120M, High St., Kingston
- $100M Alexander Village -
$25M rickdam $40M -
$1501M, Pike St., Kitty.
REALTY 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866, 642-4680.
Properties. for sale -
R/veldt- $11M M, UG
Regent P US$.6
Republic Park EBD 35MM
North Road 35M 39,
Thomas St. $45M Bel Air
Gdns. $90M $100M, New
Providence $75M Bel Air
Park -$24M US$MOgle
- $75M Lamaha Gdns. -
$1 M $45M, Sec. K', C
ville $23M, Broad & High
Sts. $45M, Croal St -
42M, Atlantic G ns -
15M, Mahaica $0M,
Nandy Park $10M, Earl's
Court, LBI $21M Mon
Repos, ECD $9M,itty -
$9M -$48M. Sheriff St. -
$38M, $65M, Banks Park -
$47M Courida Park -
US$5d0 000 US$1M, Ave.
of Republic $1.5M -
US$2.5M, P/Na ar
US$400 000, Bel Air Park -
US lM, Main St. $120M,
High St., Kingston o$10M,
Alexander Villaae $25M,
Brickdam $40 $150M,
Pike St., Kitty.
"HAVE FAITH IN CHRIST,
TODAY". # 227-1988 270-
4470, 623-6431. E-mail:
uEORGETOWuN: Alberttown -
$12M; Bel Air Park $28M/
$16M; Blygezight Gardens -
$20M: Campbellville $15M/
$30M: Middle Street $35M/
55M Carmichael Street -
tree/New Market St. $18M/
11M, Subryanville $30M/
25M Queenstown $45M
S$17M/$15M $12M: Vlissengen
Road 35M; Sheriff Street -
40M. E ST BANK Prospect -
12M Eccles'AA' $32M/$25M;
ccles '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;
tewartville $12M; Parika -
$120M; (commercial), Vreed-en-
HooD $13M/$25M. EAST
COST: Atlantic Gardens -
34M/ 26M/$20M/$16M; Bee
ive $15M; Better Hope $7M
Courbane Park $6.5M Kersain
Park/Good Hope $M/$9M;
Happy Acres $26M/$15M Imax
riumph, Mon Repos (Blocks) -
6M: Non Pariel $12M/$8M/
6M /$M/$4M; Success $5M;
ect. 'C' Enterprise $14M/
10M; Earl's Court (LBI) -$10M;
riumph $8M/$18M' Foulis/
Enmore $7M/$8M; Mahaica (
aoing business) $50M;
GuySuCo/Caricom Gardens -
$50M. Good Hope executive-
$26M, Kingston $15M, Ocle
with pool $70M. BERBICE:
Bath Settlement $8M
(business), New Amsterdam. All
CARINAAT 170 parts doors,
engine5,lghts, suspension, etc.
SIX cute Dachshund
mixed puppies, 4 wks old -
u6 000 each. Tel. 660-
1 1 000-ft. Drill rig with
accessories. Tel. 641-7073.
EARTH FOR SALE.
DELIVERY TO SPOT. TEL.
290 TRACTOR selling
for parts. Tel. 621-0694
ONE COMPLETE GYM
FOR SALE. TEL. 231-5171.
CLEAN DRY EARTH
AND ALSO SAND FOR
SALE. TEL: #611-0881
mannequin life-like $28 000.
Must see. tel. 227-5437.
1 BRAND new in box EZ
up tent 10 x 10. 225-5029,
1 200 Hp outboard
engine Yamaha. Tel. # 662-
6424, 662-6790. 662-0122.
SALE! SALE! On
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
ONE Original Slate Pools
table 1 FREEZER. Contact
Tel. k 270-4225. Cell 615-
RABBITS. Various ages/
sizes. Also Rabbit meat. Tel.
261-5366 and 227-8998 for
DESIGNER Bridal gowns
NOT at designer prices.
Limited quantity available.
LGE double door, no frost,
excellent condition $60 000.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner,
CD Walkmans, car stereo
and DVD Player. Contact
AC UNITS brand new,
5 000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
1 2 400 WATTS 110 volts
Craftsman generation in very
ood condition. Price to go.
hone 255-3718, 6224275.
HOUSEHOLD items such
as 29" TV, bed and others.
SWORDS for sale.
UNIQUE one of a kind
collection of swords.
Collectors only. Tel. 223-
5172 617-7026, 628-2318,
serious enquires only.
3 MICROWAVES, 2 stoves,
2 chainsaws, 1 set mag rims, 1
music set, 1 ack, 1 tape, 2 saw,
1 music set, 2 machines, 1 truck
pump, 2 DVDs. 2 weeding
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp
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
JUST arrived Perkins -
63544, Cummins 855 230
Hp, Detroit diesel 671, 8V
92 Marine 350 Hp, Atlas air
compressor to work jack
hammer has Deutz engine,
Bob cat types 12 x 6.5,
Honda 2 500Psi pressure
washers also in stock lots of
engine and transmission
parts for Caterpillar 3306 &
3304, lots of seal kits
available for Clark skidders
& 518 & 528 Cat skidders.
We specialise in all heavy
duty diesel engine
overhauls. All workmanship
is back by a six months
warranty. Call 218-3899,
SALE SALE SALE
SALE. ELECTRICAL ITEMS
Star Delta Starter. Titian
switches 500 amps 500v.
Bus Bars. Transformer line
wire. Entrance cable.
Polyphase Wati hour
meter. ALLAN WEST auto
MOTORS 3Hp 20 Hp, 25
Hp, 30 Hp, 75 H%, 100 1Hp -
portable compressor 450
Psi. Horizontal compressor
tanks. 2. MISCELLANEOUS
ITEMS Caterpillar 518
skidder parts. Assorted
windscreens. Assorted car
parts. 3. FILTERS A.C.
Delco Tp 540 x filters (oil &
fuel) festschrift tractor. 4.
SAWMILL PARTS winch
heavy duty, 52" & 60" circular
saw blades. 5. TYPE
WRITERS. MANUAL -
Olympia & Royal
ELECTRICAL IBM, Smith
Corona 410 & Royal. 6.
Large four-burner gas stove.
50cc Jailing motorcycle
(new). Tel. 619-1390.
SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5,2006 25
ONE Lister generator
set in good working
condition. Tel. 627-6565.
items and plants for sale.
Owner migrating. Tel. 231-
Burgundy 1 yr. old, excellent
condition. Contact 233-
2263, 647-4466 Rishi.
PITBULL pups 3 mihs
old vaccinated and
dewormed $15 000 each.
Call Edward 626-8121.
DOBERMAN mixed with
Rottweiler pups, fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call Rocky 227-4584.
(length) x 3 .2 ft (height).
hone 226-2962 or 225-
7015 between 8 am and
/4 TON Ford Truck,
enclosed, parts for
Mercedes 200 series,
engine & transmission for
minibus. Call 227-7777.
1 20-FEET Stainless
steel holding room (freezer)
with compressor and
blowers. 233-5859, 623-
.0..... 6... :8_.5 _8..................................
"NEW' yes new Honda
Generators 2500 6000
watts. Manual/key start,
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8
weeks old, fully
vaccinated & dewormed
$15 000 each. Tel.
EARTH for sale. Contact
229-2520, 612-4059, 621-
2160. Delivery on spot. We
also excavating, land
permanent crops on Island
with transferable 50 years
Lease, in Essequibo. Great
Tourism Potentials. Tel. 260-
keyboard and mouse.
Contact 225-3528, 626-
2557, after 6 pm
ONE Food Cart with
deep fryers, hot plate and
more. Also Food Warmers
and household furniture
brass and silvers. Tel. 226-
1 BUFFET and hutch 7-pc
dinette set, 2 corner tables, 1
centre table. All American-
made. Immaculate condition.
Owner leaving country. Phone
275-0041, 0:00 hrs to 20:00
ONE 2 500 watts, low
noise Yamaha generator -
130 000. One barber shop
hydraulic chair $60 000
and one Peak 12 000 BTU
Window A/C $60 000. Call
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 snder, 110 v 240 v
on stand $45 000, 1 electric
chain saw, 110 v $50 000,
1 Yale '/2 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
hardener used to harden
concrete fast or hollow
blocks both $100 000 or
1 500 per gallon, 1 4-
eet aluminium platform
ladder to do cleaning -
$10 000. 6 aluminium
canisters close very tight
for storage of money and
gums and ammo and tools
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, io 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 ight Blue fibreglass
tud e 5 000, 3 new fire
extinguishers in box $10
000 each 100 new ood
ear truck liners, size 20- $1
000 eah, 1 new complete
imported Satellite Dish
Stand larae $100 000, 1
Xerox .5028 copier needs
servicing 240v on stand -
$100 0070, 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
ste up, 110 240 15
000. Owner leaving. 621-
TWO-IRON frame double
beds without mattress in very
aood condition $10 000 and
$15 000. Call 225-9728, 47 A
Station and Railway Sts.,
TWO-Door English Ford
Sports car shell in perfect
condition and Toygta
ressida car. Reasonable o er.
contact Office hours 8.30 to
4.30. Telephone No. 225-
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brad new: 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialinag motpor(ycle,
next to new; amplirfer; I
truck plumpp; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
/Accounting & Computer
,Computer Training CDs
/Indian Classic Film
,Brian Lara 400 Not Out
Alndian Adult XXX DVDs
LSITER engine &
generator water cool & air
oo 9.5 KVA 110/220V. 330
& 500 Bedford engine
(Turbq), differential, TL -ton
sss and many more. Call
5-HEAD 6" widt, planer
- $1.2M (neg); 2 16 service
Planner combinations -
$500 000 each (neg.); 1
moyeable table saw, cut
to 6 400 000. Ral 275-
0208 626-0350, ayee -
VYNIL windows and doors,
2 price, Canadian-made,
excellent quality, howroom.
Lot 1 Success public Road, 4
lots before Texaco Gas
Station. Phone 231-6469 or
225-4592 or 644-9786.
ABIE'S ALSO CANOPIE
WITH Silver tarpaulins 12' x
20'. Contact A.R.K Enterprise
The Container House 17
Lombard Street. Tel.227-
3580, 225-7332, 225-9412.
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels an also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
1 PANASONIC 19"
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest
freezer, 1 Chester drawers.
Contact 226-0616, 170
Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
WATCH and calculator
ba iteris onJy two hundred
dollars ftted ree while u wait.
Insist nly. Maxwel ssilver
de eateries, not .ust
laxwell. Mst be silver oxid e.
uaana are Store and ut
re. 68 Rob St., Lactown
and opposite Saand Ppper
Restaurant. g L o
1 MASSEY Ferguson,
dump trailer in working
condition -190 000,
original suzu Troopr e
an 4WD aear box 220 000
1 steel troa let $70 00
500-ib gas. tank with '/ full
Pgease call 641-2729 or 228-
5-He.ad 6" width
Slanner $1.2M (neg.); 2
1'" ,. service P Jnner
combinations g $50 ts
each (ne.; 1 moveable
Sable s la, t it d s luto
e0. Ba i yee d 62-424
S225-7732 OR 626-2615. 1
Ford 150 1 285 Massey
Ferouscn Tractor, 2 Portabl
weler (1 gas9le & dies ).
1 bobcat, T ]6 rr0 K-A
Iternator& transformer 1
ummings enine. Call 225-
7332 or -26-2615.
1 Acculab Digital gold scale,
15-ounce capacity, A9C/DC, 1 Rite
Weight digital gold scale, 7-
ounce capacity, D/C, 1 Tanita
digital DIA/Gold scale 50 carat
capacity, 1 glass enclosed
balance scale, aold, buyin
office showpiece. Tel. 227-5437:
NEW never used scuba
diving tank, harness, diving
instruments, diving suit full body
3XL, 6.5mm thick, short suit Lge,
for water sports/l-et skiing. Sold
separate or all tor $100 000.
1 STENNER band saw
6", 1 Meber band saw 3, 1
H.ster or lift (gasoline) ]
Wadkin 5-hea moulde,
surface, table router
compressor, mortiser, ;rill
press, broom stick machine,
sharpener, grinders, flat
blades, slotted knives
Profile cutters ($50 000 and
up), 2 small band saws. Tel.
Model M truck. Tel:
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
-15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
ONE refrigerated truck,
GFF series. Call Tel. # 623-
ONE TL 500 Bedford
truck in working
condition. Tel. 225-2487
RZ minibus Long base,
BHH series music. mags &
alarm. Tel. 615-3862.
MERCEDES Benz car, PCC
series $1.4M neg. Tel. 226-
1 GOLD AT 192 Toyota
Carina, standard transmission -
$1.1M neg. Tel. 227-6277, 628-
ONE AE 100 Sprinter, one
AE 100 Ceres. Must go. Owner
leaving country. Call 625-
1 AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla,
Reasonable priced. Call 263-
1 BLUE 4x4 Toyota Pickup
2-door Extra Cab, LrD. Contact
Ryan ...- 6431199..............--
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus
long base EFI, 1 Mitsubishi
Lancer PJJ series. Call 220-
. 6. 6 !..... :.3. 3 8......................................
1 RZ long base mini
bus, working condition
maas, music, etc. $900
00 0. Call 265-3989.
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina,
fully powered, automatic,
excellent condition. Tel. 226-
Wagon. Like new, must be
seen 74 Sheriff St., Cville.
1 RZ long base mini
bus, working condition
maosC musicetc. 900
00 ". 'Call 265-3989.
ONE Toyota Sera
Sport Car in "mint
condition. Call Andv at
225-5474 or 622-9133 for
ONE Honda Capa,
1500cc. One owner. Mag
rims excellent condition.
Tel. # 614-1373. 225-6698.
ONE RAV-4 2002 F 150
Sports, 4-door, 6-clinder
ully loaded $3.2M. Call
ONE Toyota Marino,
fully powered, A/C, music,
very 68ood condition. Tel.
ONE Nissan Sunny.
Contact Paul Mohan 131
Third Street Alexander
Village. Tel. No. 619-1382,
120Y DATSUN excellent
condition broad rims, spoiler.
Tel. 259-0836, 622-0192.
1 AT 192 CARINA, PHH
series. Owner leaving country.
Tel. 256-3795, 626-7635. Ask for
2003 STEPSIDE. TOYOTA
TUNDRA. FULLY LOADED. 619-
125 SCOOTER Burgundy
1 yr. old excellent condition.
Contact 233-2263, 647-4466 -
SUZUKI Vitara (full size) -
manual. P/windows $1.3M
neg. 227-4040, 628-0796,
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
PJJ series excellent condition,
music, A/C, mags. Call 265-
ONE Ford Mustang
condition. No reasonable offer
refused. Call Terry 646-3535,
FORD Tow Truck electric
wrench, cross bar needs minor -
956 000. Tel. 624-8402, 227-
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus, G
series, good for transporting
goods. $330 000 neg. TeF.
263-7138 and 615-2305.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
1 AE 110 Vintage Sprinter,
PHH series, excellent condition,
fully loaded, fully powered.
RZ BUSES excellent
condition, mags, music etc.
starting as low as $87 000.T
Contact Dhani 269-0258, 642-
-2 TOYO TA Tundras -
new, mag rims, fully loaded
- $4M each; 1 Ford F 150 -
$3.5M neg. Call 227-2027.
ONE 3Y minibus in good
workingTcondition private PEE
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
PJJ series. Call 225-6402.
AT 170 CARINA call at good
condition $850 000. Call K &
N. 227-4040, 628-0796, 618-
BARGAIN one Toyota Mark
11, mao rim, tape deck. Bargain
price $500 00. 641-1225, 266-
MUST sell 1 minibus, PEE
series, stick gear $400 000.
Owner leaving country. Call 625-
ONE two-door Daihatsu
Feroza, four-wheel drive.
Good condition. Price $800
000 nea. Tel. 227-8054 or
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Price $500
000 nea. Call 226-2833 or
1 AA 60 Carina
excellent, mags with new
tyres, new CD music system
new battery. Price $420
000 neg. Call 220-0133
1 ERF flat bed lorry, 22-ft,
17-ton with 5-ton Hiab, cn use
as transportation. Price $3 875
000 (neag). Raj 275-0206, 626-
0350, ayee 662-4249.
SPORTS CARS. 1 TOYOTA
CELICA CONVERTIBLE $1.9M,
1 MERCEDES CONVERTIBLE -
6.9M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ONE LONG BASE LAND
ROVER 4-WHEEL DRIVE. CALL
1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
condition for sale. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell. Tel. 625-1188.
1 AT 170 CORONA, fully
powered automatic A/C,
maas, music. Call 256-3216,
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara 4-door. Call 227-5500,
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual $4.1
million. Please contact 623-
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
616-3T36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ISUZU Jeep 4 x 4 Turbo
Diesel. Fully powered 8 seats
like new. 74 Sheriff St., C/
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Corona
white motorcar, excellent
working condition, automatic.
Tel. 270-4112, 619-6087.
AT 192 PHH series, first
owner, never worked hire in
excellent condition $1 350
000 neg. Call 276-0313, 626-
AUTOMATIC EP 82 Starlet,
excellent condition fully
powered with mags & Cb player.
Owner leaving. Price $90000.
Contact Ms. David 222-3460.
TOYOTA Town Ace, 9 seats,
private automatic, music, mags,
original seats $650 000 neg. A
& R Real Estate & Auto Sales -
AT 170 CARINA, fully
powered, A/C, music
immaculate condition $865
000 neg. A & R Real Estate &
Auto ales 222-4782, 222-
1 AT 192 Toyota, PJJ Series,
Carina fully powered maas,
alarm, a/c, spoiler. 1 AE 100
Sprinter mas, nusic, a/c fully
MITSUBISHI RVR PJJ series,
immaculate condition $2.41v
negotiable. Mint condition. Contact
ONE AT 192 Carina motor
car with CD Player. Spoiler
and man rims. Price $1 200
000. Call 227-0902 or 227-
1 TOYOTA Single Cab (3Y
engine, long tra ,solid deff.
4 x 4e ickup GH series -
1 3M neg. 227-4040, 628-
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner LHD.
V6 engine immaculate
condition (automatic) $1.7M.
227-404, 628-0796, 618-
TOYOTA Ceres PHH series
- excellent condition, A/C.
music, spoiler, Air baa.
automatic, (fuYl loaded.
Deal. Tel. 220-3355, 62 --
ONE 212 Carina car. Call
Radesh at 218-2006 before 9
am and after 5 m or 622-5298
anytime or stall Bourda, next
to Wireless Connection,
ONE Toyota Tacoma 1996
year, V6, 4 x 4 automatic
transmission, power steering A/
C, Extra cab, etc. Contact Dellon
- 624-5506, work 226-1926 or
TOYOTA TUNDRA FOR
NUMBERS. 233-2415, 619-
8393, 662-6979, 615-2203.
ONE AT 212 Carina, PHH
series, excellent condition with
spider, spoiler. Price neg.
Contact 263-7339, 621-7802.
IRZ Lona base mags, EFI
music, BHI-- $1.5M neg. IRZ
Long base, BGG $1.2M. A & R
Rea Estate & Auto Sales 222-
AE 81 COROLLA Stick
gear.spoiler, burgundy. Excellent
condition $475 00 neg. A & R
Real Estate & Auto Sales 222-
AT 192 CARINA, fully
powered, mags, A/C, spoiler
music PJJ never in hire $1,5M
neg. A & R Real Estate & Auto
Saes 222-4782, 222-4784.
AT 192 CARINA. fully
powered, mags, music, spoiler
A/C, PHH, never in hire $1.5M
ne. A & R Real Estate & Auto
Sales 222-4782, 222-4784.
ONE G-Touring Wagon -
PJJ series. 45 00 km.
showroom condition $1 550
000 neg. Tel. 621-6452.
ONE 4-Runner. excellent
condition with grill, mags, V6
en ie left han drive. Price
2- 6M negotiable. Call 640-
AE 110 SPRINTER 4 AT
192 Carinas. EP 82 Starlet, AE
100 Corolla Toyota Pick-up T-
100. Amar 226-9691, 621-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape pTayer, bubble tray,
dual air bag, mag rims etc.
- $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-416.
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
gear/front wheel drive in
good condition. Price 460
000 negotiable. Tel. 621-
ONE TT 131 CORONA in
good condition mag rims,
stick ear tape deck. Tel:
626-6N37 after hours # 220-
2 RZ MINIBUSES lonQ
base 1 AT 150 Carina car,
AT 170 Carina car. All in
excellent condition. Phone
ONE 7 600 Ford Turbo 4-
wheel Drive tractor fully
reconditioned. Tel. 617-8156,
263-5634 L. Lalman & Son,
Canal No. 2 Polder.
,uI. L, U,, ~-uJu0, (1) CORONA wagon -
.. never in hire, lady-driven;
PW matic transmission.. 227-1845 (8 am 4
g matiCOtRaONsmis M. f small mini-bus8- private.
long Tage late PGG series pm), 229-6253, anytime.
one owner. Rice $1 250 000,' .!.. -..- o.... .......... Dyyt! e-
neotiable. Call 644-8645 or TOYOTA Double Cab
218-3652. Pickup, PJJ series, never run out
of town in immaculate condition
1 TOYOTA RAV-4, PHH $3.4Mn nea. Owner leaving
series, 4-door, fully powered A/ .' country. Can 276-0313, 626-
C, chrome, mao rims crash bar; :i .,1141 Shahab.
sun roof, CD Player auto 4-. "~' -.......--- ...-.--.-. .
wheel drive. Contact Tel. # 270-. 190 E Mercedes Benz,
4255, Cell 615-1728. .'" cial Edition, automatic, full
' .WD,, powered, 2.6, 6-cyclinder,efu!
ONE Mitsubishi RVR 4WD, .are caeneeds minor ok.
2 000cc Turbo excellent -Sold as is 1.5M cash. Tel. 227-
condition. One Nissan Serena 7677, 624-8402.
8-seater minivan, 2 000cc
diesel Turbo sponge mobile. HONDA Accord Vior fully
Call 225-7332, 227-3580. powered, A/C, music, DVDmags,.
ONE TOYOTA CAMRY SV
41 EXCELLENT CONDITION.
FULLY POWERED. MAG RIMS.
NEW TYRES. OWNED BY GOVT
OFFICER. TEL. 328-7015, 621-
(2) KAWASAK (ZX 6'00
Ninja motorcycles, in excellent
condition. Like new (Cat eyes,
low mileage "LEAVI NG
helmets accessories $475 000.
Phone 223-1885, 642-3722.
TOYOTA Celica Sports -
$250 000, AE 100 Toyota Ceres.
ully powdered, 15" nickel mags,
one owner, music late PHH
series, never worked hire owner
drive $1 275 000. Rajen -
immaculate condition $1 150
000 neg. A & R Real Estate & Auto
Sales -222-4782, 222-4784.
AE 100 Ceres Marino, fully
powered, mags, spoiler, music,
CDPlayer, amp, HH, never in
hire $1 175 000 neg. A & R
Real Estate & Auto Sales 222-
ONE Honda Integra 1996
EK3 Model (Similar to Civic 96),
late PHH series 1"' owner in
excellent condition automaticc),
fully powered mags, original CD
Changer & Player, crystal back,
front & side markers lights, mostly
lady driven. Price $1 550 000
neg. Call 616-5510, 644-3600.
ONE Toyota Tundra, F 150.
Tel. 623-5534, 227-3717
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1 TOYOTA 4X4 Hilux.
automatic. Price negotiable.
Contact cell # 623-4383.
ONE 4 x 4 Hilux Extra Cab
diesel Pick-up (Blue). Tel. 223-
HONDA Prelude Sport
2-door PGG series. Chrome
rims. Excellent condition.
Please call 218-3119, 628-
TOYOTA Marino -
excellent condition, mas,
music, fully powered $1.ZM
niegc.: 622-0192 259-0836.
1 AE 100 TOYOTA Sprinter
(PHH series), automatic, fully
powered, mag rims,
immaculate condition. Price -
1 250 000. Contact Rocky #
1 AT 170 CARINA (Private),
automatic, fully powered, mag
rims. Price $775 000. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902, 225-1400.
1 NISSAN 2 000 Model
Twin Cam, 18 600 miles, fully
powered, next to new
condition, dual side, air bag.
Price -$2.1M. Tel. 622-8684,
ONE Long base RZ mini
bus EFI, excellent
condition, music system,
amplifier/mag rims. Must be
sold. Owner leaving. Tel.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear (PW PM PS).
Price n'eg. all: 223-9021.
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
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MUST BE SOLD. 2 RZ
in immaculate condition; 1 -
Buick car with AT 170 engine,
many more. Call: 220-5516.
WHEN buying or sellingany
type of usea vehicles. Best
prices paid. Contact Mr. Khan -
33-2336 or 623-9972,
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone 322-
TWO (2) Honda CRVs, in
Inspection can be done from
Mon. Fri 11 am 4 pm at
Avinash complex, A & B
Water Street. Contact 226-
ONE GJJ Leyland double
axle truck with 20-cyl. tray and
hylab. Perfect for sand electric
pole planting and scrap iron.
Excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Call 640-2365.
1 MAZDA 929 Wagon -
back wheel drive, good
condition $ 350 000 neg.; 1
AT 170 Carina, PJJ series.
excellent condition $900 000
nea. Call 233-5998, 233-6250,
ONE Clark Fork Lift. Year
1978 Model # C500LPG in
working condition. Ram in need
of repairs. Price negotiable.
Contact Clive or Tony. Tel. #
ONE Mann Truck. Model #
N4510 4 x 4 year 1979. 10
tonnes, in working condition.
Spares available. Price
negotiable. Contact Clive or
Tony. Tel. # 226-0605.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long base
(15-seater minibus) late BHH
series, gear, mag rims, music,
lCD Chaner. Price $1.8M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 AE 100 Toyota Ceres -
(PHH series automatic, fully
powered, A/C, mag rims, CD
Player. Prices $ o 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, mao
rims. Price $925 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
1 NISSAN 4-ton enclosed
truck, 1 2-ton Toyota
enclosed canter, 2 1a-seater
inibu 1 Honda ivic, 1
onda Legen d, 1 Heavy-duty
sewing machine. Tel. 222-
2300, cell o25-2883.
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 225-140U or 621-
One Toyota Hilux Doule
Cab 4 x 4. Price 2M
negotiable. One Toyota Hi Ace
RZ minibus, EFI $1.3M
negotiable. Both in excellent
condition. Contact A. 5ookram.
Tel. # 327-5419 or 623-9125.
1 PICKUP truck Mercedes
Benz GHH 964 1 Metro Rover
car PHH 1470. 1 Toyota
Carina Wagon. All in good
condition. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 256-0303 or
address 51 Nooten Zuil, ECD
or Tel. No. 226-4742.
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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
lender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are ingood working
condition. For more
ii,formation Contact: 264-
1 TOYOTA SR5-V6 (4
FRunner) 4 x 4 (low mileage),
automatic, fully powered. A/C,
r ag rims, C Player, music
set, alarm. Credit available.
Price $2.3M. Contact Rocky
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA CRV (PHH
series) immaculate condition,
automatic fully powered, A/C,
niag rims, stepbars, crash bars,
i1ao C rack CD Player. Price -
.' 2.l ineg). Contact Rocky -
::..J0,. or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 (hard
cover), came in brand new.
Manual, fully powered A/C,
-'hrome mag rims, crash bar,
aoof rack step bar, CD Player,
nusic set, alarm remote start,
auto 4-wheel drive. Price -
S2.7M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/B
engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap; 1
KE 10 engine & gear box; %'
HP motors; poultry waters, trays
troughs, etc.; 1 wooden boat,
I paper feeder, spray cans,
computers and more. Mustbe
sold. Owner leaving country.
Contact Tel. 233-6262
MARINO, PHH series -
$1.2M, Toyota Tacoma Extra
Cab -$2 650 000 Cherokee
Jeep Toyota Pickup 4 x 4 -
S1.7M. Toyota Land Cruiser
Mercedes Convertible RAV-4 -
S3M, Toyota Path Finder -
S1.5M, Toyota Corolla AE 91 -
S890 000 Toyota 11 $775
000, Mitsubishi Lancer $1.9M.
Cifero $1.1M, Toyota Mark
1 $900, Laurel -775 000.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
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. Immaculate
condition. (Hardly used). 1 AE
100 Toyota Corolla (PHH
series), fully skirted. Automatic,
fuy powered A/C, mag rims,
C, DVD -la er, alarm.
Immaculate condition. Price -
31.4M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 FULLY LOADED 2003
TUNDRA WITH HID LIGHTS -
TOP AND BOTTOM,
RUNNING BOARDS WITH
LIGHTS TRD DUAL
EXHAUST PIPES BACK
LEATHER COVER, VIPER
ALARM SYSTEM, 4.7 LITRE,
V8 ENGINE. CALL 225-
5029, 227-3571 .
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4 RUNNER
automatic, fully loaded, CD
and cassette Player, fog lamp,
,ickel mags. competition
exhaust crash bar, side step
oar, brand new looks and drive.
Contact Mr. Khan Auto Sales
28 'BB' Eccles EBD. Tel. 233-
AT 192 CARINA $1.3M
o $1.6M, SV 40 Camry -
$1.7M AT 212 Carina $1.6M.
AT 170 Corona full lite $975
000. EP 82 GT Turbo Starlet
excellent) -$1.1M, Toyota
eres- $1.3M, Honda Civic
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In loving memory of the late BURCHELL
GORDON, and wife IRENE GORDON.
BURCHELL who departed this life on March
04, 1990 IRENE who departed on March 04,
Prayers of love and peace extended by
children Joy, Desrene & Leary.
grandchildren: Marcelle & Jamie Noble.
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....... -,- -.,_.-_
In loving memory of our
beloved son and father
DUDNAUTH SINGH of Lot
8 North Section. Canal
SNo. 2, who departed on
Tree of lle . ;
Each leafmust fall
Thie green, the gold the b
great. the small
Each one in God's orwnd '
lime He'll call
With perfect love He
For eterytl rng there is a season
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brothers, sisters, sons & daughter,
other relatives & friends.
SIn loving and cherished memory of our dear mother
SSHRIMATTY BALESSAR aka AUNTY DATA of 29
. Better Hope South, ECD, who departed mils ire on
.; March 2,2005.
" There is a familywho misses you
Tears are shed in silence
And we breathe sight ofregret
Though yoursmile is gone forever
Still we have loving memories ofyod
A-l om the one we lovedso much
.Those special times will notreturn
When we were all together but
With thelove within our hearts you -. : .-
Will remain with us forever
W. We love you Mom, Sleep on beloved
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SSunita, Richard and Esther, grandchildren, sons-in-
law, ,daughter-jn law .andillp.ther relative @pid,
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The family of ALICE MATHILDA JANE THOMAS
NEE MILLER announces her passing on February 26, 2006
in Washington D.C. USA.
She was the daughter of the late Justice Sidney Miller and the late
Kathleen Miller; sister of Walter Stewart and the late Roland Miller.
She is survived by her son Raoul; step-daughters Dawn and
Sharon; Guardian son Cecil Miller and his family; grandchildren
Shaabani, Aisha, Camalae, Giovanni and Isabella;daughters-in-
law Jessica and Camille; nephews Kenneth, Keith, Peter and Paul;
niece Jennifer; cousins Rosemary Kilkenny, Pamela Fraser and
others; family members Colbert, Lynette, Keith, Vaulda, Michael,
Fay, the Cholmondeleys, the Frasers, the Stewarts and the
LaRoses and many others in Africa, USA., UK, Guyana and the
widerworld, formerwife of Professor Clive Thomas.
The Funeral Service for the late ALICE MILLER
THOMAS will be held in Broward County, Florida, USA on
Saturday. March4, 2006.
A memorial Service will be held at the Bahai National
Centre, Charlotte Street, Georgetown on Sunday,
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of our beloved wife and mom.
January 21, 1957
March 04, 2003
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p\ i ldae
Formerly of 91 Gale Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara, who passed away
on March 04, 2003 in Queens, Nei% York.
Allah saw your pain was getting too much
A cure was not to be
y So He put His ar
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If tears cou
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son-in-law Teddy, granddaughter Zareefa, also all other relatives and friends.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
' D'COSTA: In fond
Srememberance of my i
only loving and canng
ALICIA (JACQUEY) Lt
9533, GDF Admin
Officer Maritime Corp : i
and Technical Records
Officer Air Corp who
was called to eternity on
March 4. 1990
We rniss you still oh
We always will
remember your smile
Your loving ways. your
Those we love live on
memories never fade
The mighty God, whose matchless power f
Is ever new and ever young
And hrm endures. w\nhile endless years
Their everlasting circles run
Fondly remembered by her mom, aunts,
,t* uncle, cousins, god-children, god
sisters, god mother and many friends.
In loving memory of our .
very dear husband and
father CYRIL EDWARD ":
departed this world on
March 1, 1976, of Lot 1 4
There is no replacement of
a father, brother
When ties of love are
broken and loved ones k
have to part
It leaves a broken heart no
words, no flowers, no tears can heal
It only takes a little space to
sayhowmuch we miss you.
But it would take us all our lives
To forget the day we lostyou
Father please hearmy prayers
And keep you in heaven -''
We love you Teddy until we meet again
Sadly missed and forever remembered by his
wife Francis, children Camille, Laurence,
Richard, Marcel, Natalie, grandchildren, other
relatives and friends.
m around you and whispered. "Come with me"
pain filled hearts and tear filled eyes
We watched you fade away
Although we love you so dearly
We could not make you stay
t His arm around vou in His loving care
Made up for all you suffered
And all that seemed unfair
golden heart has stopped beating
lard working hands are at rest
Dur hearts to prove to us "He only takes the best"
ild build a stairway and memories a lane
'e will ialk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again
,ing husband Feroze, two children Shaneeza and Shazad,
3/4/2006. 7:07 PM
28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
At last a...
(From back page)
balls to spare in finishing 40
not out, a fitting farewell for
the Jamaican before he and
left-arm seamer Deighton
Butler start the journey
Both players were not se-
lected in the squad for the
three-Test series, but Hinds will
take some satisfaction in play-
ing a key role in a result that
will lift West Indian spirits
ahead of the first Test starting
on Thursday (Wednesday night
Caribbean time) at the same
New Zealand captain
Stephen Fleming was hoping
his team could match their
efforts of six years ago when
they swept the tourists 5-0.
But whether it was a case of
mental relaxation, compla-
cency or the bitterly cold
The family of the late
( 4 GAVIN MICHAEL
J RENE CALEB wishes
to extend sincere
gratitude to all those
sent cards, offered
assistance or words
of comfort, took time
out to be with the
family, prayed, .
attended the funeral or
in any other way
sympathised with us
Special Ihanks to the staff of the St. Joseph's
\ Mercy Hospital, our neighbours and Pastor
Melvyn Hunte of the Christian Brethren Church.
We thank God for Gavin's 54 years of service.
SMray hie rest in peace.
conditions as night fell over
Auckland, the tourists lacked
their trademark sharpness in
the field, putting down three
catches that proved costly in
this low-scoring contest.
The fact that they had
also chosen to omit economi-
cal left-arm spinner Daniel
Vettori suggested that the
home team were more con-
cerned about preparing for
the Tests to come.
A patient innings of 90 by
all-rounder Scott Styris held the
Black Caps innings together af-
ter Fleming chose to bat first on
winning the toss for the fourth
time in the series.
His effort, which spanned
121 deliveries and included just
five boundaries, was essential to
a respectable total after the rest
of the middle order laboured to
establish any momentum fol-
lowing a poor start.
Left-arm seamer Ian
Bradshaw, who is tipped to
make his Test debut in four
days' time, bowled Lou
Vincent in the second over of
the day while Fidel Edwards
again left an impression on
one of New Zealand's pre-
The fiery pacer struck
Nathan Astle on the side of
the helmet with a short-
pitched delivery, and after
edging a wild drive just wide
of a diving Runako Morton at
second slip, flailed at another
delivery to give Ramdin a
At eight for two in the
fifth over, consolidation was
needed, but 21-year-old Ross
Taylor, in his second ODI,
crashed seven fours in 31 be-
fore dragging a delivery from
Bradshaw onto his stumps.
The boundaries dried up
shortly after with New
Zealand failing to find the
ropes between the 19th and
42nd overs while Smith
bowled his medium-pacers
with economy and consider-
He struck with his very
first delivery when Fleming (32)
drove at a ball wide outside the
off-stump and Ramdin held a
good catch diving to his left.
Styris, who was badly
missed by Chris Gayle off a
skied caught-and-bowled chance
on 29, added 50 with Peter
Fulton before the latter fell to a
catch at midwicket in Hinds'
Smith then accounted for
Hamish Marshall and
Brendon McCullum, but it
was not until his final over,
the 49th of the innings, that
he had the satisfaction of
completing the five-wicket
haul with James Franklin
caught at long-off by Jerome
Taylor and Styris, caught-
and-bowled, off consecutive
Conscious of the threat
posed by Bond in particular,
West Indies openers Gayle and
Daren Ganga seemed intent only
on survival at the start of the
The plan fell apart, how-
ever, when Bond extended
Gayle's poor run so far on the
tour, clipping the left-hander's
off stump when he was just on
Runako Morton, dropped
before he had scored by
Styris at slip off Bond,
played purposefully for 22
until Franklin breached his
defence with the Nevisian
playing back when he should
have been forward.
Not for the first time,
Ganga could not carry on from
a solid start, lofting 'super sub'
Jeetan Patel unerringly to long-
off to depart for 34 and leave
the innings in need of resuscita-
tion at 72 for three in the 25th
Smith swung a massive six
over midwicket but skied an-
other heave off Bond to Vincent
at point, putting the burden
squarely on Chanderpaul when
he joined Dwayne Bravo at the
Missed with his score just
on five by Vincent off Franklin,
Bravo, who had been promoted
to number four in the order,
eased the pressure off his cap-
tain and his team in reaching 38,
only to be well stumped by
McCullum down the leg-side off
The wicketkeeper then
promptly missed a chance of-
fered by Hinds off the same
bowler, allowing him to add 50
for the sixth wicket with his
captain although the required
run-rate was climbing to almost
eight runs per over.
in attempting to acceler-
ate. Chanderpaul hoisted
Kyle Mills to Patel on the
midxvicket boundary, but
jist as the relatively sparse
crowd was preparing to cel-
ebrate vel another New
Zealand victor. Ramdin
turned the match on its head
with an itrpetuous innings.
Improvising well and
striking boldly, the 20-year-
old toi- the lead rule from
Hinds only to gift his wicket
to Bond when going for glory
in attempting to slash the
winning runs over short third
Any lingering anxiety at
that stage was eased by
Hinds off the next delivery
and the West Indies were able
to savour only their third
victory in 23 one-dayers
.... ."i. ..... : ..
NEW ZEALAND innings
L Vincent b Bradshaw 1
S. Fleming c Ramdin b D.R. Smith
N. Astle c Ramdin b Edwards 4
R. Taylor b Bradshaw 31
S. Styris c&b D.R. Smith 90
P. Fulton c Gayle bW. Hinds 19
H. Marshall b D.R. Smith 19
B. McCullum c Ramdin
b D.R.SSmith 10
J. Franklin cTaylor
b D.R. Smith 7
K. Mills not out 2
S. Bond b Edwards 5
Extras: (lb-2, nb-3,w-8) 13
Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 233
Fall of wickets: 1-2,2-8,3-59,4-96,5-
Bowling: F. Edwards 9.3-0-53-2 (nb-
2, w-3), Bradshaw 9-1-49-2 (w-2), J.
Taylor7-0-30-0, C. Gayle 10-0-36-0, D.
since the memorable triumph
over England in the Champi-
ons' Trophy final on Septem-
ber 25, 2004.
It hardly represents a
turnaround with the series
still lost 4-1, but for a team
weighed down by a growing
number of disappoint-
ments, this was a welcome
*' '- .
Smith 1045-6 (nb-1, w-2), W. Hinds
WEST INDIES innings
C. Gayle b Bond 2
D. Gangs c Mills b Patel 34
R. Morton b Franklin 22
D. Bravo stp. McCullum b Astle 38
D. Smith c Vincent b Bond 16
S. Chanderpaul c Patel b Mills 41
W. Hinds not out 40
D. Ramdin c Styris b Bond 38
R. Lewis not out 0
Extras: (Ib-1, nb-1, w-1) 3
Total: (for 7 wickets, 49.4 overs)234
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-54, 3-72, 4-98,
Bowling: K. Mills 9-3-37-1 (nb-1), S.
Bond 9.4-2-32-3, J. Franklin 8-0-38-
1, S. Styris 6-0-26-0, J. Patel 10-0-58-
1, N. Astle 7-0-42-1 (w-1).
Result: West Indies won by 3 wick-
Pacesetters, Colts ..
(From back page)
grabbed 12 rebounds. Also on
16 points was Warren
Oudkerk who also grabbed
five boards. Daren Green had
10 points and 12 boards.
In the second game Mark
Trotz opened for the Colts in
energetic fashion running
the lane hard and scoring two
By halfway of the first quar-
ter, Julius Carter had drilled a
three-pointer to carry the Lin-
den side into the lead at 7-6,
Mark Richards and Anson
Durant also hit three-pointers to
propel the visitors to a 17-13
lead at the end of the first quar-
Royals' Dwight Cooper in
the latter part of the second
dominated the paint, scoring six
of his eight points during this
period as his team enjoyed a
comfortable eight-point lead at
the half 36-28.
Colts were not to be out-
paced and Trotz and Bennett
using their quickness made some
amazing plays in the third pe-
riod to level the game with 1:06
The Colts' run went up a
notch in the fourth quarter when
Sherwin Roberts playing off the
bench scored two clutch bas-
kets, and with excellent passing
from point guard Trevor Mc
Loud, they soon took the lead
for good. Their game was fur-
ther enhanced as centre Dayne
Kendall 'warred' his way in the
paint and scored freely in the
Kendall finished with 12 of
his 17 points in the last half
while he also collected 12 re-
bounds. Trotz, too, marked 17
points, while Bennett scored 13,
and Mc Loud six. The point
guard though proved his all-
round capabilities by grabbing
eight boards while dishing out
the same amount of assists on
At the other end, Durant
had 17 points and seven
boards while Alwin Wilson
finished with 16 points 10
boards and four assists.
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inte rseod inn-6ing ttecls nteseoddy f
ENGLAND 'A' 1st innings 201 (Alex
Loudon 48; Richard Kelly 3-34)
WEST INDIES 1st innings
S. Chattergoon c &
b Mahmood 36
L. Simmons b Broad 45
D. Richards c L.udon b Ciarke 20
Mi. Samuele c Z:; .e
b Mahmood 0
S. Joseph c wrkpr Read b Wharf 44
R. Hinds c Scianki b Clarke 4
P. Browne c i,: ;mood b Clarke 8
R. Kelly ibw. b ca.ty 16
D. Mohamme-" t out 32
J. Richardsc : .n-out 1
G. Tonge c vh!:!, Read
b Mahmood 8
Extras: (b-1,' ab-4) 7
Total: (all f .-' overs) 221
Fall of wkts: 1-85,2-85,3-86,4-109,5-
Bowling: Wharf 22-9-70-1 (nb-1),
iVahmood 14.1-4-28-3, Batty 23-5-52-
1. Broad 8-3-31-1 (nb-1), Clarke 11-
ENGLAND'A' 2nd innings
N. Yarde b Richardscn 0
E. Joyce not out 27
A. Loudon blw b Richardson 18
V. So!anki not out 12
Exiras: (nb-3) 3
Total: (2 wkts, 17 o.ers) 60
Fall o wkts: 1-5, 2-33.
Bowling: Richardson 7-0-25-2,
Tonge 5-0-13-0. :clly 3-0-10-0,
Umpress: Goalarnr: ':cavos, Billy
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Iverson blasts 47...
NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Allen Iverson scored 47 points
and dished out 12 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to
a 119-113 home victory over the Washington Wizards on
Iverson reached 40 points and I0 assists for the second con-
secutive game in helping the Sixers wm for the fifth time in six
contests since the All-Star break.
The point guard showed sohd form throughout the game,
going 17-for-29 from the floor and making 11 of his 12 free
throws. including his first 10.
Scoring on 56 percent from the floor, Philadelphia were also
buoyed by another strong performance from the re-vitalised
Chris Webber, who had 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight as-
"Allen has been playing some great basketball for us and
Chns is playing like he did a few seasons ago." Philadelphia
coach Maurice Cheeks told reporters after the game.
"We need to keep picking up wins if we're going to be a
playoff team "
Philadelphia moved into sixth place in the tight East-
ern Conference standings after improving to 30-28 follow-
ing the win. a half game ahead of the W wizards 129-28). who
slipped to seventh.
The Milwaukee Bucks lie a further half game back in the
eighth and final playoff spot in the East, 3 games clear of the
Andre Iguodala added 19 points for Philadelphia, % while Kyle
Korver had 10 points. despite picking up fi\e fouls.
Ste\en Hunter pro\ ided some solid rebounding while e mak-
n hi; fifth straight stLan at cenir for the Si\I s. hauling do\i n
I rebounds in just 22 minutes
Gilbert Arenas led Washington %kith 33 points and eight as-
sists. but the Wizards lost their third straight game despite out-
rebounding Philadelphia 4S-34.
Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the
% wizards. v ho also got 18 points and 12 rebounds from Caron
AutoruL Daniels chipped in 13 points for ihe \\ Izards,. ho
trailed after every quarter.
In Atlanta, Brad Miller scored 24 points and had 10 re-
bounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the Hawks 102-93.
Ke\in Martin scored 19 and Ron Artest added IS for the
Al Harrington scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds for
In Neo% York. Kirk Herinch scored 33 points as the Bulls
beat the Knicks 108-101l
Ben Gordon scored 32 points and Luol Deng added 17
points and had 15 rebounds for the Bulls.
Malik Rose scored 15 points and had 10) rebounds for the
In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 31 points as the Celtics beat
the Indiana Pacers 99-9S
Raef LaFrentz scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds and
Delonte West added 17 points for the Celtics.
Pela Stojakos ic scored 24 points and Stephen Jackson added
another 20 for the Pacers.
In Dallas, the Mavericks won their franchise record 16th
straight home game with a 90-76 win over the Charlotte
In Phoenix. Sha n Marion had 24 points as the streak-
ing Phoenix Suns won their ninth straight game 123-118
over the Orlando Magic. (Writing by Roger Lajoie in
Phagwah horse racing
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racing meet, to be staged by the Kennard's Memorial Turf
Club on Sunday, March 26, at the Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne,
About $1.2 million in prize money is up for grabs, with the
feature race of the day, the C & Lower one mile race sponsored by
Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), giving the winner $120 000,
second-placer $60 000, third $30 000 and fourth $15 000.
The other races for the day are the G & Lower seven furlongs,
the three-year-olds seven-furlong race, the J & Lower six furlongs,
the F & Lower five furlongs, the K & L six furlongs and the L &
Lower seven furlongs.
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will he charged for any late entry.
Nadal beats Federer
for Dubai title
By Barry Wood
DUBAI, UAE (Reuters) -
Rafael Nadal lifted his first
title of the year, yesterday,
when he beat Roger Federer
2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Dubai
Open final between the
world's two players.
It was the Spanish
teenager's third win in four
meetings with the Swiss world
number one and followed his
semi-final victory over Federer
on to claim his first grand slam
"It is unbelievable to me
that I can win against the best
player in the world, against one
of the best in history," said
Nadal, who was close to tears.
"It's very important and
very special for me, especially
because I was three months off
Nadal, who earned his
13th career title, was playing
only his second tournament
for her Nlossinthiflatest
this year after missing three
months with a foot injury that
kept him out of the Masters
Cup in Shanghai and the
The defeat ended top seed
Federer's 16-match winning
streak this year after he had
claimed titles in Doha and at the
"He deserved to win to-
day," said Federer. "He was
more consistent and I sprayed
a little bit at the end. I didn't go
for crazy but he really played
better in the end."
The 19-year-old Nadal was
able to turn the match in his
favour after Federer almost to-
tally dominated the opening set.
Federer, seeking to win
four titles at one event for the
first time in his career, gave
up only two points on serve as
he broke to lead 2-0 with a
forehand winner and won the
final eight points of the set,
closing it out with a spectacu-
lar over-the-shoulder back-
hand that forced an error
from his opponent.
The Swiss was able to take
control by mixing the pace well,
often coming to the net and not
letting Nadal settle.
In the second set, Federer
led 1-0 and was 30-0 up on
Nadal's serve, but the Spaniard
pulled himself out of a poten-
tially difficult situation.
"He was playing very well,
much better than me," Nadal
"He was playing very com-
fortably. He was playing very
aggressively with his forehand.
I could do nothing because I was
playing very short so for him it
was very easy.
"Then he had 1-0 and 0-30
but I won the game, and when I
won this game I thought I will
try and win every time, and if I
can get back to 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 for
sure I was going to have my
As Federer's level of play
inevitably dropped a little,
Nadal became more aggres-
sive and he managed to make
Nadal earned a break point
to lead 3-2 but was too eager
and netted his return, but his big
forehand kept him in contention
and he broke Federer to love to
"At 4-4 he made one miss
and I played two good points
and I got the break," said Nadal.
"And when I won the second
set the match changed, because
he was going a little bit down
and my level was going up.
"I began the third set well
with a break and that gave me a
lot of confidence, and although
he made a break too at 2-1 I was
still playing well. Then at 4-4
he had one important miss with
his forehand on break point and
I finished very well."
In the third set, Federer hit
two aces blit still dropped the
opening service game when
Nadal hit a powerful crosscourt
Although Federer lev-
elled at 2-2 by hitting a fore-
hand down the line to force a
backhand error, Nadal once
again broke when it counted
most as Federer hit a fore-
hand marginally wide to
leave Nadal serving for vic-
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Kool Aid squash tourney ...
PLAYING unbeaten in a round robin format, National Under-
17 and Under-19 champion Kristian Jeffrey claimed his first
title for the year in the Kool Aid Mash junior squash tourna-
ment at Georgetown Club, Friday.
Jeffrey dropped one point against Alex Arjoon in his final game
9-0, 9-0, 9-1, to cart off the title in Category A.
Arjoon again went down to Pe-
ter De Groot in another Category
A match, after four games 5-9, 9-
3, 7-9, 1-9, while Raphael De
Groot defeated Ingram Edwards 9-
1, 4-9, 9-6, 9-3.
In Category B, Oliver Kear got
i4 past Deje Dias 9-6, 10-8, 9-4,
while Jason Khalil triumphed Rob-
ert Hiscock after a five-game battle'
,/ V 10-8, 3-9,9-4,4-9,9-5, and Keisha
Jeffrey disposed of Cary
McDonald in four games 9-2, 9-0,
KRISTIAN JEFFREY Category C saw Kayla Jef-
frey defeating Alysa Xavier 9-3,
9-3, 9-2, Victoria Arjoon beating Talia Fiedtkou 9-3, 9-7, 10-8
and Ashley Khalil getting past Mary Fung-A-Fat 9-2, 9-0, 9-1.
In Category D. Lee Fung-A-Fat registered double victories, tak-
ing care of Steven Marcus 9-1, 9-1 and Shandon Marcus 9-0, 9-0.
Shem Marcus also had double victories, beating Steven Xavier
9-2, 9-2, and Nyron Joseph 9-0, 9-3.
Also, Nyron Joseph defeated Shandon Marcus 9-2, 9-4, and
Joven Benn disposed of Steven Marcus 9-2, 9-2.
Category E wins went to Tricia Manialall over Ben Mekdeci
17-16, 15-13 and Matthew Xavier over Rebecca Xavier 15-8, 15-
The closing games will be played today from 10:00 h.
, RT CHRONICLE
Mash swimming ...
McRae heads for Commonwealth
Games with two gold
EARLANDO McRae, who is
expected to wing out with
Guyana's contingent to the
2006 Commonwealth Games
in Australia, this morning,
had some good practice in
this year's Mashramani
Swim Meet which began on
Friday at the Castellani Pool.
On Friday, the 17-year-old
won the 15-19 Boys' 50 m
Butterfly, clocking 27.06 sec-
onds, with his closest competi-
tor being Yannick Roberts who
finished second in 27.75 sec-
Yesterday, McRae was vic-
torious in the 50m Breast-
strokes finishing in 32.98 sec-
onds, a few seconds ahead of
Shawn Summerson who clocked
36.20 seconds. McRae could
not upstage Roberts in the
Roberts, the 2005 runner-
up Junior Sportsman-of-the-
Year, swam 55.1 seconds while
McRae finished just behind at
On Friday, Roberts was
victorious in the 200m Indi-
vidual Medley (IM) with a time
of 2:29.42 minutes.
Also on the opening day in
the 15-19 Girls' category
Asanti Mickle won the 50m
Butterfly with a time of 33.14
while Kristyl Robinson finished
second in 35.33.
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BUTTERFLY Swimmers: Competitors in the 15-19 age
group plunge off in the 50m butterfly on Friday. Yannick
Roberts is second from left, while Earlando McRae is on
his right. (Photo: Delano Williams)
In the 13-14 Boys division,
Niall Roberts copped the 50m
Butterfly with a time of 29.06
seconds, while in the 200m
IM he was also victorious fin-
ishing in 2:36.86.
In the female competition of
the same age group Tiffany
Nedd finished first in the 50m
Butterfly in 41.81 seconds, de-
feating Ashley Lane who fin-
ished with a time of 43.56.
In the 11-12 age category,
Noelle Smith emerged the fast-
est female on the first day. In
the 50m Butterfly, she clocked
40.5 seconds, while her closest
opponent Ariel Davis finished
in 49.57 seconds. In the 200m
IM Smith finished with a time
of 3:22.23 while Davis swam
The fastest male in the
butterfly was Linden
Wickham with a time of 43.72
seconds, while in the IM he
In the 9-10 age category, the
battle on the opening day was
between Ronaldo Rodrigues and
Serrano Gonsalves. In the 50m
Butterfly, Gonsalves was victo-
rious but just by a split second.
He finished with a time of
40.29 while Rodrigues clocked
40.66, in the 200m IM
Rodrigues finished seconds
ahead, his time was 3:14.07
while Gonsalves finished in
In the female clash it was
Britney Van Lange who emerged
victorious in the butterfly.clock-
ing a time of 44.87 seconds.
The other age group apart
of the tournament the 8-&-
Under saw Julianna Archer
clock a time of 55.57 seconds in
the female 50 butterfly, to fin-
ish just in front of Soroya
Simmons who finished in 56.22
Nathanael King for the
boys was victorious in both
the 50m Butterfly and the
200m IM. In the Butterfly, he
finished with a time of 53:00
while in the IM it was
Cook slams ton on debut
IIf a l a n I o nI t oII
By N. Ananthanarayanan
NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) -
England opening batsman
Alastair Cook stroked a cen-
tury on his Test debut to
power his team towards pos-
sible victory over sloppy India
in the first Test, yesterday.
England reached 297 for
three at stumps to extend their
overall lead to 367 on a slow
Nagpur pitch where India will
have to bat most of the last day
to save the match.
The 21-year-old Cook was
104 not out, displaying his class
after arriving as a late call up for
The left-handed Essex bats-
man, who made 60 in the first
innings, was dropped on 70 and
91 as the hosts compounded
their woes by grassing four
chances, three of them sitters.
Cook struck 12 fours in his
343-ball knock lasting over six
He shared in three major
partnerships, including a racy
124-run effort for the third
wicket with Kevin Pietersen.
who lashed a chancy 87.
At the close, Paul Collingwood.
dropped on four, was on 36.
Resuming on 322 for nine,
India added one run before
seamer Matthew Hoggard
Shantakumaran Sreesanth leg-
before, ending India's response
to the tourists' 393.
The Yorkshireman returned
C ";'- I '," i w 7 ,0fIr cl;1iiH
ing his sixth live-wicket innings
haul in Tests.
Cook once again was a
picture of calm after being
called up from the A tour in
West Indies because of a cap-
tain Michael Vaughan's knee
injury and the departure of
Trescothick for personal rea-
He added 95 runs for the
first wicket with fellow left-
hander Strauss before left-arm
paceman Irfan Pathan led a brief
fightback to have Strauss and
Ian Bell (1) caught behind off
successive deliveries to make it
97 for two.
Pietersen survived the
first ball from Pathan, but In-
dia let themselves down with
their shocking catching and
The batsman appeared
lucky on 10 after the third um-
pire turned down leg-spinner
Anil Kumble's appeal for a re-
turn catch despite slow motion
replays suggesting that the bats-
man had scooped the ball.
Kumble was again in an-
guish after Pietersen miscued to
deep extra cover on 51 where
Sreesanth dropped the skier.
ENGLAND 1st innings 393 (P.
Collingwood 134 n.o., A. Cook 60; S.
India 1st innings (o/n 322-9)
W. Jaffer c Flintoff b Hoggard 81
V. Sehwag c Pietersen
b Hoggard 2
R. Dravid Ibw b Hoggard 40
S. Tendulkar Ibw b Panesar 16
V. Laxman Ibw b Hoggard 0
M. Kaifb Panesar 91
I. Pathan c Flintoff b Hoggard 2
A. Kumble c Cook b Harmison 58
H. Singh not out 0
S. Sreesanth Ibw b Hoggard 1
Extras: (b-17, lb-3, nb-2, w-5) 27
Total: (all out, 136.5 overs) 323
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-140, 3-149, 4-
Pietersen then cut loose
against Kumble and hit him
for three consecutive bound-
aries, including a six over
midwicket until he miscued
him to be caught at backward
He also struck 14 fours in
his 110-ball effort.
Off-spinner Harbhajan then
dropped a simple return catch
from Cook on 70 and again
watched in dismay when captain
Rahul Dravid put him down in
the slips on 91.
Cook cut Harbhajan for four
past cover to reach triple figure
soon after, jumping in delight
before he was embraced by
"It's the adrenalin that gets
you through," Cook said. "It
was a great feeling when that
ball went through for four."
Collingwood, first innings
top-scorer with 134 not out,
was dropped by Mohammad
Kaif at midwicket off
England are aiming to win a
Test series in India for the first
time in 21 years and play three
Tests and seven one-dayers.
The second Test starts in
Mohali on Thursday.
Bowling: M. Hoggard 30.5-13-57-6.
S. Harmison 27-5-75-1 (nb-1), A.
Flintoff 29-10-68-1 (nb-1, w-1), M.
Panesar 42-19-73-2, i. Blackwell 7-0-
28-0. Bell 1-0-2-0.
ENGLAND 2nd innings
A. Strauss c Dhoni b Pathan 46
A. Cook not out 104
I. Bell c Dhoni b Pathan 1
K. Pietersen c Dravid b Kumble 87
1 ~,.r ..,---d n-' 0 -1
extras: (b-12, lb-7, nb-2, w-2) /3
Total: (for 3 wickets, 87 overs) 297
Fall of wickets: 1-95, 2-97, 3-221.
Bowling: I. Pathan 14-2-48-2 (w-2), S.
Sreesanth 10-2-36-0, A. Kumble 32-
8-101-1 (nb-1), H. Singh 30-6-79-0, V.
Sehwag 1-0-14-0 (rb-1). 4
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 5, 2006
26 honoured for 50th
anniversary awards ceremony
individuals in the sporting
world were honoured as part
of Guyana's 50th anniversary
for sports awards.
They were awarded with
plaques for their indelible
performances throughout the
years, along with last year's
The 9 6np 'iai awardeppt
were Vibart Charles, Sydney
Paul, Samuel Barker, Dennis A.
Patterson AA, Compton
Vyfhuis, Winston Oudkerk,
Compton Julian, George
Oprecht, Burdette Marshall,
Patrick Holder, Harold
'Lightweight' Kissoon, John E.
Nestor, George De Peana, lan
McDonald, Moses Dwarka,
Joseph Lee Lam, Monty Clarke,
H? -i.%:.y ""
Mike Baptiste, Chris Fernandes,
Joseph Britton, Aubrey Bishop
and female greats Lucy
Shuffler, Yvonne Carter,
Josephine Whitehead, Jeanette
Lovell and Claire Harris Thomas.
Prior to the special award
presentation, the 2005 winners
received their awards, but both
Ransford Goodluck and the
Fernandes were not on hand to
receive their awards. Fernandes'
sister and Goodluck's daughter
received on their behalf.
Also, West Indies captain
Shivnarine Chanderpaul at
present in New Zeeland on duty
for the regional side, had his
Year trophy collected by the
Leon Johnson. On hand to
collect her trophy was the
Other recipients of trophies
were Junior Sp.ortswoman
Michelle John, Runner-up
Junior Sportswoman Alika
Morgan, Runner-up Junior
Sportsman Yannick Roberts,
Outstanding Person with
Disability Prince Bedlow, Sports
Coach Linden Johnson, Sports
Team Guyana National U-18
Rugby team, Male Sports
Personality Lenny Shuffler,
Female Sports Personality
Karen Pilgrim, Most Improved
Association Guyana Hockey
Board, Sports Association-of-
the-Year joint winners Guyana
Table Tennis Association and
Guyana Rugby Football Union.
Sports Journalist (print)
Claude David, Sports Journalist
(non-print) Reuben Stoby, and
Sports Journalist photographer
Lawrence Fanfair also received
LIVING sport legends: Awardees display their plaques for their invaluable coniribulion in I
the centre of the group is Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Anthony Xavier.
'Sports persons must prepare
By Faizool Deo
MINISTER of Culture, Youth
and Sport, Anthony Xavier,
touts proper education and a
healthy lifestyle as essential
for Guyana's athletes to
compete successfully in a
The minister made this
pronouncement at the Nuaional
Sports Commission INSCi
2005 Sports A~ard Ceremon\
at the Nauonal Cultural Centre
on Friday night.
"Our Sportsmen and
Sportswomen must undersi;
that it is important for then
prepare themselves be)':
participating in sports." :..
He said that an accept
standard of academic cermfica
a healthy body and a sound'-n
by a disciplined and focused p&r
were some of the important fai~
required for success 1at the higl
The nunister then called
assciaiions and federations
support their athletes by gii
then the neces:,
? *.-*: .'
Srid leaderhip required.
[ I,., After congratulating the
mnd airdees the minister charged
S them to be good ambassadors of
ied` their individual disciplines and
ion.. Guyana as a w hole.
.).d 'Your standing ahead of the
Escrow d is the result of your hard
tors ''orL. commitment, discipline
het and endurance
He sjd that the
Ion resuscitation o:f the Inter-
S Io Guiana Games for April and
ing September 200i6. after an
arv absence of fi\e \ears was \ern
and important in the development
^ ,ir '
of young people whom the
"The general objective of the
games," Xavier said, "is to create
possibilities for the youths to
socialise and compete in
different sport disciplines
focusing on better sports results
and better understanding."
Director of Sport Neil
Kurnar said that the NSC was
highly motivated by the
Government's appointment of
the Board of Directors for the
next two years.
"Under the astute
chairmanship of Mr. C. K.
Plunmerr aind with the vast
experience ofthe members of the
Board of Directors, the
Commission is working towards
the further development of
ports in Guyana.
President of Guyana,
Bharrat Jagdeo, who was on
the programme to gihe the
feature address, had other
SPORTS best: Winners in
t Ihe various:.disciplines and
S those collecting on behalf of
S' 'other winners pose with their
' ..;.' a ards. (Pholo: Winston
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AT LAST A HURRAH
... Windies avoid whitewash with pulsating win eprvieditial te spark
By Fazeer Mohammed the fifth and final One-Day left themselves with too much to tling to 38 off 26 balls and add-
International, last night, do after a very slow start and ing 58 runs for the seventh
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dwayne Smith earned Man- when skipper Shivnarine wicket with Wavell Hinds be-
CMC A battling team effort of-the-Match honours as his ca- Chanderpaul fell in the 43rd over fore falling to Shane Bond in
earned the West Indies a rare reer-best figures of five for 45 for a top score of 41, the Carib- the final over with the scores
success as the tourists limited the Black Caps to 233 bean side looked doomed to yet level.
sneaked a three-wicket vic- all out off 49.3 overs on a slug- another near miss at 175 for six. It was left to Hinds to hit
tory to deny New Zealand a gish Eden Park pitch. However Denesh Ramdin's the winning run with two
clean sweep of the series in The tourists seemed to have aggression and improvisation (Please turn to page 28)
Next Level basketball...
Colts reach semis
By Faizool Deo
COURTS Pacesetters and
Bounty Colts have advanced
to the semi-finals of the Next
Level Entertainment (NLE)
Edward & Beharry
& Company Ltd.
knockout club basketball ex-
travaganza currently under
way at the Cliff Anderson
In much excitement, the
two teams got past Beepats'
Scorpions and Linden's Victory
Valley Royals respectively, Fri-
In the opener, some hot
shooting in the final minutes by
the guards of the Pacesetters
team and a breakdown in their
opponents' offensive led to the
seven-point victory, 68-61
whereas in game two it was 13
points that separated the two
teams at the final whistle 71-58.
Pacesetters went on a 10-5
run in the closing three minutes,
with Kwesi Roberts leading the
charge and drilling a few jump-
ers. The two teams were in a
keen hustle throughout the pre-
vious three quarters.
Calwin Andrews led the
way for the winners, scoring 15
points, while Roberts who
drilled nine points from beyond
the arc had 12. Other double-
figure scorers included Naylon
Loncke 12 points, six boards,
two assists and two steals and
Stephon Gillis who hit two
three-pointers in his 11 points
and seven rebounds.
For the Scorpions, Carl
Jackman scored 16 points and
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YOU can't change what your man
did before you met him. But you
can decide what his past will
mean for your relationship.
SHERRY BOLLERS-DIXON takes
a look at how to deal with the
skeletons in his closet. Page II
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BACK in sour grandparents' da\. there wasn't much that could surprise you about
your partner You watched him g'ro\ up next door. kissed him at 16. married him at 22.
lost your \ irginilt to him, had his kids with him and grew old \ith lum. A man or \\oman
'with a past' was a scandalous thing to be avoided at all costs.
But today. it's not that simple. Most of us put off mar ing 'til \we're 30 although
plenty u of us are also divorced bN then with the highest divorce rate being those aged
25 301 and have an average ten sexual parters in our lifetime. So this means your
prospective or current partners probably ha'e an impressive array of reljaonship skel-
eton< in their closet But %%hat if the past refused to stay buried People see this js a:
disaster. but knot\ing someone's previous history lets you ask questions and some-
times forces discussions that otherwise would have gone unsaid. You'll be richer in
the end because talking can help you define the relationship you %want to have to-
gether. In other words, you can't rum back time, but you can take precautions to en-
sure his past doesn't affect your future.
A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE
Divorcee: the word used to conjure up a lonely forty-
something guy with a-potbelly and egg on his tie. But
nowadays, with more than ever divorced before the age of
35, the single-again-squeeze could look more like...well
Tom Cruise. Susan, 28, says, "I thought I'd hit gold with
Midway luring my legislative term, there was every indication that
a new political force was necessary, The laour Party d become
defunct; my motion for the abolition of nominated seats in local
councils and for the recall of legislators had been defeated; and the
limitations of our Political Action Committee had also become evident.
Many people wanted a mass organization to which they could belong
and which could lead them to political action, This became more and
more pronounced after the government had whitewashed the shooting
of the workers at Plantation Enmore.
John. He was really committed, unlike my previous
partners. One day, John organised a gathering, as he
popped the champagne, he announced his divorce had gone
through. I had not idea but it made sense: he knew how to
be a boyfriend because he'd been a husband."
So, what if your man's been married? First, check that they
split up more than a year ago; otherwise you could be the
'transitional woman' who supports him through his divorce then
gets left behind. Next, establish whether he's still in touch with
. the e. Some people do keep in contact (especially if children
are involved) and others don't. Find out where he's at, decide
how you are with that and let him know. Once that is cleared
Sup,i discuss how he feels about his marriage now. Ask if he
understands why it broke down and what you can both learn
from it. Ensure you always tackle any worries rather than letting
themrfester, because his answers will allay your fears and save
you from needless fretting.
And if the green-eyed monster persists in creeping up on
you, sometimes it can be reassuring to meet his ex. We tend to
build up somebody in our minds, but the reality is usually much
less threatening. And think the positives: If a man's been married,
it means he's the marrying type and not afraid of commitment.
Yes, he has baggage, but with a bit of patience he could be a
OR DRUGS PROBLEM
Actress Kate Moss's friends and family were wild with
anxiety over her stormy on/off relationship with Baby
Shambles front man and drug addict Pete Doherty. But if
your man's managed to put a drug or alcohol problem
behind him, is a happy relationship possible?
People can overcome problems, but they must have the
inclination to change and the support to keep going. They've
been brave enough to tell you about their past: so respect them
for having the courage to share it. Then you should find out
what they're doing to help themselves. What caused the
problem? How do they picture their future? If the drug use was
intravenous, sensitively asked about HIV and hepatitis.
Consult a support group like AA to find out all the
facts. The common understanding is that an addict is
always an addict, so be aware that he has the potential
to relapse. Take steps to avoid common pitfalls. Don't
fall into the partner's therapist trap. It's beguiling to
think you're the 'only person who can help but you're
not, a professional is.
Then put some:. terms and conditions in place: if he
relapses.,it's over 'til he cleans up no buts. Once you've
got that straight you should be able to enjoy a normal
relationship. Work around your social life together. If drink
was his demon, a\oid pubs and come up with fun
alternatives. You d9n't need to keep reminding him, or
yourself, of thepr6blem. Make his past off limits,
especially in your rows, and you can have a happy and
fulfilling love life
HIS PAST IS PACKED WITH
We all know one men who can't get enough of
women. But what if you want to be more than just the
next notch on Mr. I-am-so-fine's bedpost? Find out if
he's ready to settle down. Discuss what a relationship
means to you both and set ground rules. If you say
kissing other people isn't on and he looks
uncomfortable or disagree, that's probably a big clue.
Don't think you've to the power to change him.
That said, not every ladies man is a lost cause. Contrary to
popular wisdom, men aren't all the same. Get his side of the
story by asking in a jokey way "So, I hear you've quite a
reputation! Then listen to his answer. Figure him out and accept
him for what he is. It worked for Roxanne, 28. "I knew Chris
before we got together and I knew what he was like. With
previous girlfriends it was obvious he always felt like he was
in the doghouse, so when we got together I used that to my
advantage. If he stayed out late I didn't shout when he arrived
home, which took away the reason for him to do it.
Finally, judge all men by how they threat you. It could
be that you have the X-factor.
Sunday Chronicle March 5, 2006
Suda Choil Mrh5206Pg--
AFTER lobbying for cultural and economic cooperation be-
tween Caribbean people and their governments last year, Car-
ibbean Vizion last week staged two performances with the
main focus of heightening public awareness of the CSME in
The group staged the performances as part of programme at
the National Culture Centre, Homestretch Avenue which began on
the Monday February 27 and ended Thursday.
The performances were mainly based under the theme 'The
Single Market Shop'.
Hundreds of students accompanied by teachers and principals
flocked the theatre daily to witness the presentation which Carib-
bean Vizion referrers to as 'EDUCULTURE'.
Educulture is defined as the creative use of the cultural arts
that motivates and inspires student to achieve both academic and
artistic success. The methods being used by the group to transmit
the CSME messages are dance, drama, poetry, music and story-
The 10-member cast, lead by 12-year-old Ms. Choc' late Allen,
has already staged their production in Linden and Berbice, the re-
The production is part of a 'CSME Awareness Initiative' in-
volving the Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Coopera-
tion, USAID and Caribbean Vizion. The month-long project com-
menced on Monday February 13, and will conclude on Friday
The project includes many activities such as CSME essay and
scrabble competitions, student debates, library corners, the CSME
Educulture .production and a grand CSME awareness parade. All
activities are targeted at the youth and primarily places focus on
the CSME and its benefits to all Guyanese.
Tomorrow, the group will be moving to Essequibo and on Tues-
day March 7, they will return to the National Cultural Centre for
their final performance, two shows will be held, one at 10:00 hrs
and another at 13:00 hrs.
The organizers have advised students and members of the pub-
lic to remain updated with the month-long activities via the project
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timeline that will be posted weekly in the media.
For the past few weeks, students from various secondary
schools around Guyana have been competing in the CSME student
debate competition which has proven to be a very challenging event
for the judges with all schools being equally prepared for the battle,
the release added.
The final round of this competition is slated for Friday at the
National Cultural Centre.
Secondary schools and tertiary institutions will be vying for a
chance to be crowned CSME Champion and win cash prices both
for their respective schools as well as for their team. They will also
get the opportunity to win a special bonus surprise that will only
be revealed on the day of the Grand Finals.
The ongoing CSME Essay competition is open to primary, sec-
ondary and tertiary level institutions and the winners in each cat-
egory will receives G$5,000, G$10,000 and G$15,000 respectively.
All winners will also receive a $5,000 Young Achievers voucher
compliments Scotia Bank.
The members of Caribbean Vizion are from Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica,
Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. (Kenwah Choquanyi)
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PageW Sund~y Chronicle Maroh 5,, 2006
Scan relate to a
letter I saw in your
column. I am not
33 and successful like
the letter writer, but a
sassy Goth-type girl,
16, who makes really
good grades. My
problem is, I believe, I
have a fatal attraction
for bad boys and
sympathy love. When I
say "sympathy love," I
mean I like a guy just
because he's nice to
me on first impression.
That's what happened with
my first relationship. I liked this
guy, who was kind of a bad boy,
so I talked to him. He pushed
me away. His friend came up
and soothed me while I was
crying. We talked for a few days
and soon went out. Then he
started being mean, saying bad
stuff about my fnends and fam-
.il. and lying. The last sra\\ was
\\hen he made it appear he was
cheating on me with a girl he
had a crush on.
I admit I have a family
problem in that my dad used
to drink and verbally abuse
my mom. He's belter now,
though, and things are much
different. The pain's still
there. Right now I have a
crush on a guy who's not the
best in the world; he's a
druggie and kind of violent.
He's really nice if you look
deep down, and problems can
Am I looking for the wrong
guys? Or is it just me? As a last
note, I am a goofball type per-
son. I fear people don't take me
seriously. I act silly all the time
and still watch cartoons. Is that
0 In Collabo
Madison. you'ree right t)'
sa\ problems can be fixed. but
wrong about whose problems
Your own problems can be fixed
with effort and determination.
but you lack the power to fi
someone else's problems. It's a
little like voting. You get to
olte. but ',ou don't get to oite
for someone else. One man. one
vote. That's the rule.
You're not looking for a bad
boy. you're looking for dad.
Your dad showed you what a
husband is, except he was a bad
one. Your mom showed you
what a wife is, except she was
an abused one. Families can be
as destructive as they are sup-
portive. Things may be differ-
ent now, but the damage has
ration with .
The Guyana CSME Essay Competition m
e Topics A
SPm.- What can CSME do for me?
Sec- Will the free movement of people within the Single Market hinder or
hdn thp memhbr ctat~r T
Ter Discuss the concept of political integration within the context of the
CARICOM Single Market and the Single Economy
CSME Essay Competition
Primary winner $5,000, Secondary Winner $10,000, Tertiary Winner $ 15,000
All Winners receive $5,000 Young Achievers account from Scotia Bank
Drop off entry coupon and essay at COURTS, Main St. Georgetown
Deadline Wednesday 1st March
Friday 24th Feb. CSME at UG, CSME Student Debate Prelims 4.
Sat. 25th Feb. CSME Library Comer Republic Ave. Linden
Saturday 04th March CSME Awareness Parade
Route: Starting Point National Library EAST along Church St. NORTH into Camp St. WEST
into Lamaha St. SOUTH into Main St Back to starting point
dad. Personal counselling or a
practice like the relaxation re-
sponse, popularised by Herbert
Benson, can counteract the ten-
dencies your parents developed
in you and teach you to thwart
WAYNE & TAMARA
am very much in love with this girl. I knew
I found the right person the moment we
were introduced. I thought it was going to
be easy for me to get her, but it has been hell.
Her picture will not leave my mind. I made her
know I will do anything under the sun to make
I dated another girl to delete the first girl from my memory,
but it did not work. I had friends talk to her, but her answer
was still the same What do I do? If she will be mine, I will be
faithful and love her all my life
Jacob, the only answer you will accept is yes. No matter
what you think you could do for her in the future, it counts for
nothing because you won't listen to her now. Your life will be-
come easier when you raise your will does not get to usurp
the will of others.
WAYNE & TAMARA
What is the Multi-Stakeholder Forum
The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a process involving all
residents of Guyana National Conversation.
Why should I participate in a Multi-Stakeholder
The problems in Guyana affect all of us. If we want to live
in a country that provides equal-opportunity for all and
where the rights of all citizens are guaranteed, then we
must join the discussion on achieving this goal.
Is my view really going to make a difference?
The view of each and everyone is important. All concerns
and fears, all suggestions and recommendations will be
recorded and compiled in a document that will be tabled
in the National Assembly. Our leaders will then know
what are the fears and concerns of the people and how
these can be addressed.
An Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC)
project with support of the UNDP
Social Cohesion Programme
page 4 & 21 p65
:Sunday :Chronicle March 5,,.2006
That is vw.hjt dre:-ing like a
Goth suggests black moods, a
negative outlook on lie, and
placing yourself as an outcast.
On the positive side, though, it
gives you a circle to fit in. You
are a member of your own club
with your own uniform.
The first step in breaking
your parents' pattern is to ac-
knowledge you are seeking ad-
dicts and abusive men like your
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ACTRESS Thandie Newton (L) and actor Matt Dillon, two members of the ensemble cast of
the drama film 'Crash' in a scene from the film. (REUTERS/Lions Gate Films/Handout)
But he added. "Sometimes
Nou do something bra\e and
bold and take a risk All of Hol-
l wood is feeling that w\as
about Brokeback It will do
very well in the race It is a
beautiful nmo ie and thanks to
the Oscar race, a few million
more people will see it and it
will change minds "
The five nominees for best
picture, which also include
'Munich' 'Capote' and
McCarthy-era drama 'Good
Night, and Good Luck', re a se-
nous lot issue mo\ ies that re-
lect Holly wood' much-de-
bated liberalism. As a group.
they hae not scored well at the
For example. 'Brokeback
Mountain' has earned $75 nul-
lion after 12 weeks, about $2
nullion less than what 'War of
the Worlds' earned in its first
four days last July.
'Crash' is set in Los An-
geles and has struck a chord
with Oscar others. man\ of
whom lihe in the cilt and can
sympathise with its theme of
races who do not mingle un-
til they crash into each other
with their cars.
The film received si\ Oscar
nominations, t ing for No 2
with George Cloone,'s "Good
Night. and Good Luck'.
Some experts think the onl\
shoo-in for victor\ in a major
calegor', is Philip Se-,mour
Hoffmar as best actor -Holffman
portrayed v. writer Truman
Capote. in 'Capote'. as a ma-
mpulaute and amnlbuous bon \ -
'ant \ ho w ins the confidence ol
a convicted killer then lets the
man and hIs partner die in or-
der to get an ending f,.r his hool:
"In Cold Blood'
But. esen in this categorir.
the competition is fierce
Hoffman has to beat 'Hustle &
Flow' star Terrence Howard,
Heath Ledger fighting his feel-
Ins as one ot the cowboys _in
Brokeback. JIoaquin Phoenix as
singer Io:hnn. Cash in V\alk the
Line' and Da\id Strathaim in a
You Are There performance as
newsman Edward R Murrow in
The best actres-, race is too
close to call betwe een falourites
Reese %itherspoon playing
singer June Caner in \\alk the
Line and Felict\ Huffman in
the role ot a man w ho is near-
ing a se\-chanie operation in
E\en such lesser categories
as- be-i foreign film are consid-
ered toto close to call Three of
the fite tilnm the Palestinian
'Paradise Now', South Africa s
'Totisl' and Germans 's Sophie
School' ha\e chances in that
So hold your horses, grab
your popcorn and wait to see
who wins today. Oscar may or
may not be gay this year but
he will be full of surprises.
By Arthur Spiegelman
LOS ANGELES (Reuters)
Will Oscar go gay or crash?
What seemed like a runaway
gallop for a pair of gay
cowboys may be a closer-
than-expected Oscar horse
'Brokeback Mountain' appar-
ently received a strong.last-
minute challenge from racially
charged drama 'Crash' in the
battle for best picture at the
Academy Awards, interviews
with Academy members and
Oscar pundits suggest.
The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences keeps
the results of its members' vot-
ing totally secret until the mo-
ment of truth today's awards
show that will be watched by
hundreds of millions of people
around the world and hosted for
the first time by sharp-tongued
comedian Jon Stewart.
There are no exit polls, but
that hasn't stopped the talk of
an upset after months of flat-out
Hollywood predictions that its
top film prize will for the first
time go to a gay love story,
'Brokeback Mountain', which
has picked up eight nomina-
tions, the most of any movie
People Magazine published
a special Oscar daily last week
in which the first headline was
in hot pink and declared: 'Os-
car: Yep I'm Gay'. This was su-
perimposed over a photograph
of the gold statuette and a
poster for 'Brokeback Moun-
tain' and posters for two other
films 'Capote' and
"Eight nominations for
the gay cowboy movie, two for
the tranny (transsexual) road
flick, five for the Truman
Capote story at first glance
the lesson of this year's Acad-
emy award is simple. The
shortcut to Oscar glory is a
three-letter word: g-a-y,"
Said Oscar pundit Tom
O'Neil, "I've heard more people
talk of voting for 'Crash' than
for 'Brokeback,' but I remem-
ber when every Academy voter
I spoke to (in 2002) said they
were voting for 'Moulin Rouge'
and the favourite for that year,
'A Simple Mind,' won. It is
very hard to dislodge a front-
"I mean 'Chicago' had to
fend off a last minute surge
from 'The Pianist.' The Os-
car voter wants to be on the
winning side, but maybe
there is an unspoken subtext
this year of enough with
these 'homosexual persecu-
tion movies.' But how can you
judge the unspoken factor -
being politically incorrect in
Hollywood," O'Neil said.
Playwright Tony Kushner,
the author of 'Angels in
America' who is up for an Os-
car as co-author of the screen-
play for "'Munich', acknowl-
edges that some people are
"scared about 'Brokeback' be-
cause it is a gay movie."
SOESDYKE TE HUIS TE COVERDEN
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL
Soesdyke Village, East Bank Demerara
In pursuance of Section 97 (1) of the Local Government Ordinance
Notice, Chapter 150, the Chairman of the Soesdyke Te Huis Te
Coverden Neighbourhood Democratic Council is hereby requesting
the service of a qualified Appraiser to carry out appraisement to
LANDS & BUILDINGS in the SOESDYKE TE HUIS TE COVERDEN
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRATIC COUNCILAREA.
All Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope and deposited in the
Tender Box located at the NDC Office at Soesdyke not later than
March 20, 2006 at 10:00 hours at the time of opening.
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* Minimum 3 years experience driving cars and vans
Qualification t' Experience
* Valid Driver's Licence
* Police Clearance
* Sound Primary Education
* Minimum 3 years experience in a similar position
Qualification t Experience
- Valid Driver's Licence
- Police ClearanLce
* Sound Education
- Minimum 3 years experience di.ioilj Car/Van/Lorry
All applicants must be over 25 years with a pleasant :..s"-im
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience
Apply in person with hand ..' ., application to.
HUMAN RESOURCE. MANAGER
TWViNS MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS
30 Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Dreadful occurrence ThaDeni
I HAVE no doubt in my mind that like myself,
all dentists, especially those who do private
practice would agree that the thing they fear
most in this profession is someone dying while
undergoing treatment in their dental chair.
Although dentists have been taught to dread the
occurrence of either a serious medical emergency
or patient mortality during dental treatment, yet
10 per cent of all non-accidental deaths in the
general population are sudden, unexpected, and
frequently occur in a rather young age group.
Moreover, as our life span increases, the exposure of aged indi-
viduals to routine.dental care will doubtlessly increase. This is of
considerable importance as individuals over the age of 50 not only
have a large proportion of serious incapacitating diseases, but also
appear less able to tolerate various stresses and trauma inflicted
Although not always appreciated as such, the practice of den-
tistry involves considerable psychologic and physiologic (physi-
cal) stress to many patients. For instance, it has been recently dem-
onstrated that as many as 40 per cent of patients subjected to local
anaesthesia and multiple dental extractions will have cardiac
arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Obviously the bodies of most in-
dividuals tolerate such insults very well. However, this is not al-
ways so and it poses a serious problem in patients with certain
recognized diseases, the aged, and in persons taking certain types
Some form of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease
is found in a very large segment of the population with an increas-
ing incidence in the older patient. In fact, various types of cardio-
vascular disorders represent the leading cause of death, thus mak-
ing it by far the most important health problem in Guyana.
How is all this directly relevant to a classical visit to the den-
tist? This is how. Dental patients frequently are required to receive
local anesthesia prior to most regular procedures. Every unit of lo-
cal anaesthetic contains a substance whose-purpose is to ensure
that the principal drug remains as long as possible in the site where
the anaesthetic was deposited. If this does not happen, the numb
effect would only last for a few minutes.
This substance called a vasoconstrictor is also capable of el-
evating the patient's blood pressure. The sudden elevation of blood
pressure can result in a stroke. The second highest cause of death
by vascular (vessel) diseases is stroke. Ischaemic heart disease,
which includes myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are sim-
ply conditions in which the heart does not get sufficient blood to
circulate between the cells of its muscular walls.
Although unanticipated myocardial infarction, collapse, and
death are always a potential occurrence, the practicalities of day to
day practice indicate that certain types of patients are especially
sensitive to the stress of dental treatment.
These include individuals with congestive heart failure, angina
pectoris and recent myocardial infarction. All these conditions come
under the heading of ischaemic heart disease, the main cause of death
from vascular disease.
Some major factors which make a patient a prospective candi-
date for death in the dental chair are physical inactivity ('white collar
workers'), obesity (excessive body fat), stress or aggression and
inveterate smoking. These facilitate heart disease.
Patients who know they suffer from cardiovascular disease
which includes high blood pressure, or are on medication for
any other illness should inform their dentist of these condi-
tions before beginning treatment. Their life may literally de-
pend on it.
UG GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
INVITATION TO BID
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES
The Guyana Revenue Authority is in the process of constructing and repairing
a number of buildings in its Linden, Lethem and Smyth Street locations.
Further details can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner Human and
Financial Resources Division on Telephone number 227-8222.
Proposals are invited from consultants wishing to provide design and
Proposals must include:
Financial resources available
Record of past performance
enter at your own risk
By Megan Rauscher
NEW YORK (Reuters) Better
think twice before soothing
those aching muscles in a
whirlpool bath or hot tub. A
new study shows that
whirlpool bathtubs can be a
breeding ground for a host of
Dr. Rita B. Moyes a
microbiologist at Texas A & M
University tested 43 water
samples from both private and
public whirlpool bathtubs.
"Every tub tested had some kind
of microbial growth," she told
"And I was just getting the
few organisms I was testing for,
so it is probably just the tip of
the iceberg as far as what is
really present. Also, I did no
viral testing," Moyes
In 95 per cent of the tubs,
bacteria derived from feces were
present, while 81 per cent had
fungi and 34 per cent contained
Moyes explained that a
teaspoon of normal tap water
contains about 138 bacteria
and many samples are
bacteria-free. A teaspoon of
whirlpool tub water, on the
other hand, contains an
average of more than two
The interior pipes of
whirlpool baths that are not
filtered or chemically treated,
and non-maintained hot tubs,
are prime areas for
microbes to congregate and
grow, Moyes noted. These
organisms often form a
biofilm a community of
organisms, which work
together and are more
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of consultancy services Design and Supervision Guyana Revenue
Envelopes must be addressed to the:
National Board of Procurement Tender and Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
All proposals must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the National
Procurement Tender and Administration Board building, Ministry of Finance on or
before 09:00h on Tuesday, March 7,2006.
GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites all interested persons to tender for the
purchase and removal of scrap metal from the Demerara and Berbice Estates.
Scrap Metals for sale must be removed within fourteen working days of the completion o
sale. Interested persons will be permitted to examine items before submission of Bids.
Bids should be clearly marked "Tender for Scrap Metals" and Tender Documents can be
obtained from: -
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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. If you are
convinced that you need to think clearly on
possible examination problems, you are
quite right in your thoughts. Then know
that the first step is to understand the sub-
ject matter you are working on. Keep away
from stressful situations, please. It will pay
IN LAST WEEK
Solution to "Find the Order of Happenings
in a Story"
Reminder: It is a good practice to think about
the whole of a story that you have just read, and
to remember the correct order that things hap-
(c) The Squirrel was just beginning to enjoy his
breakfast. (i) Something moving in the willows
caught his eye. (h) He tried to catch a scent,
hut there was none. (d) A snowshoe rabbit was
also watching. b) He was curious, too, and
hopped closer. (g) All at once a coyote jumped
at him. (a) The frightened squirrel ran home. (f)
He climbed a tree and made fun of the coyote.
(e) He warned everyone of the enemy in the
What Happens Next?
1. What will happen next? Answer: (c) The
squirrel will wait till it is safe to return.
2. What will happen later? Answer: (b) The
squirrel will watch for the coyote's trick.
Were you able to write a letter to a friend abroad
and tell him/her about the part you played in
Mashramani 2006? If you were prevented in
any way, you still have time to try it. You never
knowwhatthe-examination paper will entail.
More enthusiastic students can write on how
they celebrated a lottery winning (Remember
your education and health!).
IN THIS WEEK
This section is for you to practise reading for
inference. Remember that the answer is
reached only after a careful searching and think-
ing about each of the things you have found out.
At sixteen years of age Edison found himself
very much alone. He wandered for several
years from town to town, from job to job. He was
often hungry, and usually penniless, but always
brimming with ideas. Some of his ideas led him
into trouble, as they had done previously, but he
never despaired. He spent all his earnings on
books and tools and chemicals, and he longed
for the day when he would have his own labo-
ratory again and time to experiment with all the
ideas that seethed in his brain.
When he was twenty-two, his dream became
a reality. He invented a telegraphic printer and
offered it for sale. He expected to sell it for a
fairly large sum of money, but he was utterly
amazed at the offer he received. Forty thousand
dollars! he could hardly believe it forty thou-
Now he could really start doing big things!
He started by purchasing a small laboratory,
machinery, and chemicals, and he worked, and
In a short time the laboratory proved not to
be small, for Edison simply poured inventions
out into the world, and soon he employed a staff
of 250 men to assist him.
Then he invented something, which in those
days seemed unbelievable. He invented a talk-
ing machine the first gramophone.
He was tremendously excited. The whole
night through he sang into it and shouted into it.
A hundred times or more he said, "Mary had a
Then he rotated a small handle, and every
word he had spoken was faithfully reproduced
just like an echo.
in a few days the whole world buzzed with the
news. Edison had invented a machine that re-
corded the human voice! Edison had made a
talking machine! He was called "The Wizard"
by the newspapers, and people flocked from far
and near to see his magic at work.
Many people doubted him. They did not be-
lieve that a machine could talk.
"It's a trick," they declared. "There's really a
man hiding under the table."
Adapted from a story by Fred Schonnell and
Reading for Inference
1. People said, "It's a trick", because: (a)
Edison was a wizard; (b) a man was hiding
under thelable; (c) no one had ever recorded
a human voice before; (d) the voice sounded
like an echo.
2. Why did Edison spend all of his earnings?
(a) He wanted to try out his ideas. (b) He
didn't know how to save. (c) He was a true in-
ventor. (d) He knew he would have made a for-
3. How would Edison feel when he sold the
printer? (a) tired; (b) hungry; (c) delighted;
Interesting Word Uses
4. Explain the meaning of: "the whole world was
buzzing with the news".
5. What does the following mean: "just like an
6. In your own words, explain the meaning of: "a
Factor Detail Questions
7. Edison shouted into the machine because:
(a) all his workmen had left him; (b) he was so
excited; (c) it made the sound stronger; (d)
he thought it might stop working.
8. Choose the correct sentence. (a) Two hun-
dred men worked for Edison. (b) Every word
came back just like an echo. (c) The printer
was sold for forty-four thousand. (d) Edison
bought books, stools, and chemicals.
9. This story was written to tell: (a) how the first
gramophone was made; (b) about Edison and
his printing machine; (c) about famous inven-
tions; (d) about a wizard and his magic.
10. Choose the word that best describes
Edison: (a) fearful; (b)gifted; (c) crazy; (d)
11. dream: A. to see or hear in sleep; B. a
vision; C. not to be active; D. a nightmare.
12. handle: A. to deal in: B. to manage; C.
that part of something by which to hold it; D. to
Grammar The Preposition
Reminder: The preposition is a word that
points out a noun or a pronoun that is related to
some other word in the sentence.
The noun or pronoun that has some kind of con-
nection with the other word in the sentence is
called the object of the preposition.
1. The school in the street was built for the
The prepositions in the sentence are in and for.
School and street are related, and built and
children are related.
Some frequently used prepositions are: about,
across, against, among, behind, beside, be-
yond, by, except, into, of, out, over, through, till,
under, up, with without. Do your best to remem-
Circle the prepositions and underline the nouns
or pronouns that are in relation to other words
in the sentences.
1. The dog is jumping over the fence.
2. The girl singing outside the backdoor is my.
3. George hung his shirt at the window.
4. Were they singing about Lucy?
A conjunction is a word that joins or con-
nects words, phrases, or clauses:
1. Sandra and Vincent won the lottery.
2. Either John orSandrina s correct.
3. Tim orTot can come.
4. You can either scrape or scratch it.
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Welcome to our Mathematics columns. At
this time you should have a list of topics or
areas in which you have great confidence.
While keeping an eye on those areas, see
whether you can improve on other areas
that give you some amount of problems.
Keep on treating yourself well for the exami-
nation! Love you.
IN LAST WEEK
Solution to "Division ofthe Decimal Number"
1. 18.96 30 = 0.632
2. 18.96 + 0.03 = 632
3. 396 66 + 1.1 = 360.6
4. 369.696 + 0.12 = 3305.8
5. 36.9696 + 1.2 = 30.808
6. 721.21 + 0.07 = 10303
7. 72.0121 + 0.7 = 102.874
8. 795.652 + 1.3 = 73.578
9. 13.871 + 0.13 = 106.7
10. 1.3871 + 0.013 = 106.7
11. 248.052 + 0.07 = 3543.6
12. 24.8052 0.007 = 3543.6
Revision ofAddition, Subtraction, and Multiplication
1. 756.354 + 0.257 = 756.611
2. 2867.39 + 1645.009 = 4512.399
3. 0.07895 + 123.0216 = 123.10055
4. 27.954 + 98.386 = 126.34
5. 16.257 + 3276.389 + 0.007 = 3292.653
6. 15.0805 + 0 08 + 126.387 = 141.5475
7. 68.907 + 907.6 + 3.33 = 979.837
1584 0.095 = 1583.905
15.84 0.095 = 15.745
165.2 3.987 = 161.213
165.286 139.056 = 26.23
1582.673 1058.997 = 496.676
365.9 258.78 = 107.12
1. 0.475 X 100 =47.5
2. 40.603 X 120 = 4872.36
3. 384 X 0.086 = 33.024
4. 53.6 X 43.08 = 2309.088
5. 3.086 X 8.7 = 26.8482
6. 53.427 X 2.5 = 133.5675
7. 90.506 X 65 = 5882.89
When dividing by 10 the decimal point is moved
one place to the left, by 100, two places to the
left and so on.
When multiplying by 10 the decimal point is
moved one place to the right, by 100, two
places to the right and so on.
IN THIS WEEK
Express Improper Fractions as Mixed Num-
a)An improper fraction has its numerator greater
than its denominator. Example: 67/4
b) A mixed number consists of a whole number
and a proper fraction. Example: 16%
c)Aproper fraction has its numerator smaller than
its denominator. Example: %
d) A whole number contains no fraction. Ex-
5. 86/9; 6.156/7
Express Mixed Numbers as Improper Frac-
Express Fractions as Decimals
The first one is done for you.
1. 3/10 0.3;
2. 7/10; 3.5/100;
4. 8/100; 5. 4/1000;
10. 7/10 + 8/1000;
11.70 + 5/10 + 4/100
Read off with denominators (bottom numbers)
of 10, 100, 1000, and so on, using mixed num-
bers where possible.
Example: 34 3/1000 = 34.003
3. 4.36; 4. 27.56;
Another explanation of how the decimal system
The decimal system is an extension of our ordi-
nary number system. Do not be fooled to think
When we write the whole number 777, we
mean 700 + 70 + 7. Is that right? Yes!
Reading from left to right each figure is ten times
the value of the next one.
Remember this always.
Let us now leave whole numbers a little and
go further in our reasoning.
We now have to decide to ieam how to deal with
fractional quantities whose values are less
Let us look at 888.888. It can mean 800 + 80 +
8 + 8/10 + 8/100 + 8/1000. The dot called the
decimal point, separates the whole numbers
from the fractional parts, e.g. the .888, each fig-
ure 8 is ten times the value of the following fig-
ure, reading from left to right.
Thus 8/10 is ten times as great as 8/100, and 8/
100 is ten times as great as 8/1000, and so on.
The same can be said for 0.333: 3/10 is ten
times as great as 3/100, and 3/100 is ten times
as great as 3/1000, and so on.
(Ten times refers to the bottom number or de-
nominator when multiplied by 10.)
Decimals are Fractions
You have seen from above that decimals are frac-
tions (or parts of a whole), which have denomi-
nators of 10, 100, 1000, and so on. All this is in
accordance with the position of the figure after
the decimal point.
(Remember: Any number after a decimal point
is not a whole number.)
Let us look at this bit of reasoning. If we have to
write five hundred and eight, we write 508; the 8
keeps the units (ones) place, the 0 keeps the
tens place, and the 5 keeps the hundreds place.
In the same way if we want to write 9/10 + 7/
1000, we write 0.907; the zero keeping the place
for the missing hundredths.
If we want to write 9/100 + 7/1000, we write
0.097; the zero keeping the place for the miss-
If we want to write 8/10 + 9/100 + 7/10000 we
write 0.8907; the zero keeping the place for the
The zero before the Decimal Point
Also, there is one other thing to understand at
this point of your learning. When there are no
whole numbers it is usual to insert a zero in front
of the decimal point so that for instance, .75
would be written 0.75. We have been doing that
all along. You can continue to practise that.
Read off the following with denominators (bot-
tom numbers) of 10, 100, 1000, etc., using mixed
numbers where it is appropriate:
3. 5.74; 4. 76.43
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Sunday 'Chontible-Ma 'rch'Si'2006
Plaintiff get ex-parte
judgment against defendant
iII'I 1' sevasde on aIleoal techni ah
By George Barclay
IN 1970, plaintiff businessman Segismund Lewis
had been awarded an ex-parte judgment against
Corentyne politician Herbert Patrick Benn for
But, that judgment was set aside because the notice of fixture
in the matter was sent by ordinary mail instead of registered post
as required by law.
Justice Keith Massiah, the trial
judge in the matter agreed with de-
fence counsel that since the notice
of fixture was not effected as pre-
scribed by law, the judgment was
As a consequence, the ex-parte
judgment was set aside.
The particular appeal stemmed
from an ex-parte decision. The
plaintiff Lewis had sued the defen-
dant Benn for slander, and the de-
fendant had only entered a token
He took no further part in the
proceedings and judgment went
against him under Order 25, Rule
9 (1) of the Rules of the High
the judgment and a restoration of
the action to the hearing list.
Lewis appealed that decision.
In his affidavit, the defendant denied being informed of the hear-
ing date of the action or having received notice of it, and on enter-
ing appearance said he gave as his address for service, the chambers
of his counsel, Mr. J. M. Haniff, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
And in his reply thereto, Lewis averred he had caused a
copy of his statement of claim and notice in default of defence
to be served on the defendant at his address for service.
On the Court file, however, it appeared that on March 4, 1971,
notice of fixture was sent by the Registrar, not to Mr. Haniff as
alleged, but to the defendant at Rose Hall, Corentyne, i.e., not to
Barrister Haniff's address.
Before the judge, defence counsel submitted that judgment was
irregularly obtained since the notice of fixture had not been sent by
registered post but by ordinary post.
The court held:
(i) under the provisions of 0. 25. R. 9, service of the notice of
fixture if effected by post must be "by registered post or other-
wise." Otherwise' means in some manner other than registered post,
e.g., personal or substituted service (the ejusdem generis rule does
not apply in Guiana.)
(ii) to obtain judgment without the Registrar following the pro-
cedure laid down in the rule for serving notice of fixture on the de-
fendant was a wrongful act, and so the judgment was irregularly
obtained and the defendant was entitled to have it set aside as of
In his judgment, Justice K. S. Massiah had said: "In 1970, the
plaintiff sued the defendant for slander. On March 9, 1971, judge-
ment was given for the plaintiff, ex parte, by virtue of the provi-
sions of Order 25, rule 9 of the Rules of the High Court, Chapter
3:02. The defendant had entered appearance personally, but took
no further part in the proceedings. Subsequently, he applied for an
order to set aside the order granting judgment to the plaintiff and to
restore ihe action to the hearing list. I heard that application and
granted the orders prayed for. The plaintiff has now appealed from
that decision," Massiah declared.
According to Justice Massiah, "In his affidavit in support of
the summons, the defendant alleged that he= was never informed of
the hearing of the action and did not receive any notice in relation
"When he entered appearance, the defendant gave his address
for service as the chambers of Mr. J. M. Haniff, Barrister-at-law,
New Amsterdam, Berbice, and in his affidavit in reply, the plaintiff
alleged that he caused a copy of his Statement of Claim and notice
in default of defence to be served on the defendant at his address
'However, it appears from a copy of a memorandum oil the
file dated 4th March, 1971, that the notice of the date of hear-
ing of the action (hereinafter referred to as "the notice of fix-
ture") was sent by the Registrar to the defendant at Rose Hall,
Corentyne, and not to Mr. Haniff's Chambers. The defendant
alleged that he never received the notice of fixture.
When the matter came on for hearing, counsel for the defendant
submitted that judgment was irregularly obtained since the notice
of fixture had not been sent by registered post but by ordinary post.
Order 25, rule 9 (1) reads thus:
"In all actions other than those in the preceding rules of this
Order mentioned, if the defendant make default in delivering a de-
fence, the plaintiff may, subject to the provisions of rule 15 of this
Order, on filing a request for hearing, have the action entered on
the Bail Court List for hearing ex-parte and the Judge shall hear
such action ex-parte forthwith or fix a day for such hearing and in
such case may direct that notice of such fixture be served on the
defendant by registered post or otherwise and published in the Of-
ficial Gazette by the Registrar."
Justice Massiah went on to say that Counsel for the
defendant contended that the word "may" in the sentence "the
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Here are a few simple tips
about stoves and ovens.
Microwaves use about 50percent less energy
than conventional ovens. They're most efficient
for small portions or defrosting. For larger items
such as turkeys, microwaving Is least efficient,
Pressure cookers are considerably more
Senergyefficient than regular ovens.
When you open an oven door during cooking,
you lose 25 to 50 degrees or more.
Check your oven door seal tor cracks or
tears. Even a small or gap allows considerable
heat to escape. It also pays. to keep the seal
clean, for better heat retention.
Lining the oven with foil can reduce indoor
air pollution by keeping the interior clean. Before
doing this, however, check the manual so as
no to interfere with the oven's operation.
Put a lid on it.
Lids help retain
heat and speed
If you use glass or ceramic baking
dishes. you can lower the baking
temperature 25, since these materials
retain heat better than others.
,Ose the right size pan for the job. Flat bottoms are
:best, particularly for electric and smooth cooktops.
b6 not preheat longer than necessary. Ten
minutes should be sufficient. Preheating is
ot necessary when broiling.
Dn'nt cook with the door open. This common
practice is quite wasteful.
Want More Info On Mectricat? Loaon t a 7tp.a1ww.yp I
by Petamber Percaud
SI l.BIs S~
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMPONENT
B TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY
The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the
third phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAP III programme consists of three (3)
components including a Community Services Component that finances the provision of social services to targeted
vulnerable groups within the low income population of Guyana, through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and
Community Based Organisations (CBOs).
This component builds on recent initiatives to strengthen the voluntary sector in Guyana by allowing organizations that
have exhibited the capacityto implement community based programs and reach specific underserved groups tofund 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-projectexecution. 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 atthe address hereunder.
V. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Proposals must be submitted as follows: a) Technical Proposal and b) Economic Proposal Bids must be appropriately
marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box, at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on
or before 14:00h on Friday, March 10, 2006 at which time they will be opened in the presence of the Bidder/Representative.
NOTE: The deadline for submission of proposals is extended to Friday March 10, 2006 at 14:00h.
Bidding Documents are available at SIMAP Agency for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
Proposals must be addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAR at the undermentioned address.
Consulting Firms that have
already submitted their Bid are asked to re-submit as per requirement stated above while those to submit are advised to
follow the said procedure.
THERE are numerous books
written on or about Guyana
by non-Guyanese, some good,
some indifferent, others
Edgar Mittelholzer, in the
foreword to his travel book,
WITH A CARIB EYE'.
succinctly dealt with the
S indifferent and the bad books
that only set out to 'cover' the
'exotic', failing to capture the
true spirit of a place.
This article (not a review)
Swill take a look at one of the
S better books on Guyana for a
number of reasons including the
Fact that it dealt with a
conference of writers and artists
- and marked (in a way few other
publications achieved) the
founding of Cooperative
Republic of Guyana in February
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Another reason could be
found at the beginning of the
journal, where the author quoted
Guyanese historian, Elsa Goveia
as saying, "the road to hell is
paved with authoritative half-
truths", signalling his intention
to be somewhat balanced in his
report; perhaps, also cognisant
of the remark by Mittelholzer.
The name of this book is
It was written by Andrew
Salkey, a Jamaican citizen
born in Colon, Panama, now
writing out of London, and
published in 1972 by
Trinidadian, John La Rose,
founder-publisher of New
Beacon Books Limited,
The Caribbean Writers and
Artists Convention which
opened on Tuesday February,
24, 1970, at Critchlow Labour
College, was fraught with
problems from the beginning.
There was a rumour that there
would be a boycott if Mark
Longman, Chairman of Longman
Publishing Group, addressed the
gathering. Black Power was in
the air and Ascria was holding a
seminar of Pan-Africanists and
But the convention was
able to deliberate on its main
business preparing for the
Caribbean Arts Festival in 1971
or 1972 which was in effect
It was indeed an august
gathering including Aubrey
Williams, Milton Williams,
Ivan Van Sertima, Wilson
Harris, Andrew Salkey, Sam
Selvon, Austin Clarke, V. S.
Reid, Jan Carew, Edward
Brathwaithe, Earl Lovelace,
O. R. Dathorne, Robin
Ravelas (R. Dobru), Beryl
McBurnie, Karl Parboosingh,
Ken Corsbie, Donald Lonke,
Ray Luck, Ron Savory, Philip
Moore, Henry Josiah, Sheik
Sadeek, A. J. Seymour,
Martin Carter, Mitzie
Townshend, and Jessica
At the time of the
convention, I was already into
books especially Guyanese and
Caribbean literature. I read
avidly becoming a bookworm
and book collector; glorying in
weekly visits to the National
Library and the bookstores. And
I found money (perhaps
appropriating bus fares. snack
allowances depriving myself the
delicacies form Fahraaz) to buy
I recall with much fondness
now the love gift I made then
in the 1970s of two rare books
by Edgar Mittelhozer,
and 'A SWARTHY BOY'. to
the lady who is now my wife
for almost thirty year!
I'm not too sure from
where I purchased the books,
but I feel strongly they came
from Fogarty's book centre
which is now Rose Bud Cafe.
The bookshop in Guyana
Stores was not as welcoming as
the first mentioned.
Incidentally, Salkey mentioned
in his journal visiting the
bookstores at Fogarty's, SPCK,
and Michael Forde and was
incensed at finding only a few
books by Caribbean writers
while the custodians of the
businesses tried to cover their
For all my interest in
literature, I was unaware of
such an important meeting of
recognized authors and artists
and publishers. I may have
missed the occasion due to
poor publicity which Ivan Van
complained about at the
poorly attended second Edgar
Lecture given by Wilson
At the beginning of the
journal, the beginning of the
journey from Timehri airport to
Georgetown, Salkey mentioned
Zahra Freeth's 'RUN SOFTLY,
DEMERARA', labelling it a
'silly and hostile little travel
Just before the party
reached the city, you would find
some elucidating notes on
Wilson Harris' 'ASCENT TO
OMAI' to be released later that
year. That discussion took place
as Harris, with wife, Margaret,
Sam Selvon and Salkey. were
passing through Albouystown,
the setting of the novel.
Arriving in Georgetown,
you would discover or re-
discover, from the book, that
the National History and Arts
Council was set up in 1965,
incorporating the History and
Culture Council, the Council of
the Arts and the History and
Culture Week Committees
founded by the previous
You would also find
Martin Carter singing,
'Where have all the flowers
gone' and Austin Clarke in
African toga. You would learn
about soft water (that the
author was enjoying in
Station Street) and hard
water in a land of many
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By Kimberly Nordyke
tradition on the feature side, actor-filmmaker Tyler
Perry is preparing to do the same in television.
Perry, whose comedy 'Madea's Family Reunion' opened at No.
1 at the box office last weekend with a $30 million, has signed a
Ir 'deal with independent firm Debmar-Mercury to distribute his origi-
nal comedy series 'House of Payne' in first-run syndication.
The half-hour series revolves around the comical situations that
.-C| :' ensue when a multigenerational family lives under one roof. Perry
L Li l n .. is serving as director, executive producer and one of the writers on
'Payne' but will not star in the show. It's understood that he might
- i | -'. r"make guest appearances at some point, however.
" s IlC aL U He chose to partner with Debmar-Mercury rather than go
through a studio or network in order to retain creative control while
V building his brand, which also includes the film 'Diary of a Mad
Black Woman'" such plays as 'I Know I've Been Changed' and 'I
i Can Do Bad All by Myself' and a home video business, said his
agent, Charles King at William Morris.
"Tyler has had creative control and freedom over everything
w ith he's done," King said. "We believe this is truly going to be
groundbreaking and break the mold in television."
"Nonetheless, taking the syndication route with a half-hour
tcom Please turn to page XIX
XII Guyana Chro
SHAPPY ART: Soeid in a liaht moment. .... I
- Guyanese artist, Earl Speid
By Stacey Bess
AT AGE 26, Earl Speid is moving steadily towards
the acclaim of a contemporary class act in the field
Last week, he told the
Sunday Chronicle that he
believes that "if you are happy
doing something enjoyable it
eventually has a positive effect
on your life and those around
"Being an artist is the
road least travelled. It is filled
with many adversities and
struggles. However, I
encourage all those who
consider themselves artists
and those who merely believe
that they are artistic in some
way to keep making art that
makes them happy," he said.
The joyful consequence of
his choice of an artistic career
has indeed not only become a
pillar of his own happiness but
also the boast of his family. One
of his sisters, Prescella Speid
introduced biu ~s an inspiring
Guyanese,'.vhi bah used his
skills to create, inspire and
educate individuals of all
Earl Speid is a Guyanese
who migrated in 1995 to New
Jersey, United States of America,
and is fortifying himself as a
Building on the fundamental
tenets imparted at a Burrowes
School of Art summer
programme in Guyana, Speid
obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Illustration with a minor in
Animation in 2002 from the
Parson's New School of Design.
He is now attending Kean
University in New Jersey reading
for a Master of Arts (MA)
Education with a teacher's
Earl Speid is by no means
a mundane, one-medium
.specialist. His artistic vibrancy
encompasses art and craft,
mural painting, animation,
life drawing, web designing
and graphic designing that
puts him the realm of a truly
Articulating on his knack for
variation he said, "Art is often
formed out of necessity... My
method of working is similarly
derived from situations that
Jeanne Dublin Speid, a
Guyanese, and Jamaican Earl
Speid senior. He grew up at
Friendship, East Bank
Demerara, in a family of six
ch. '-"en four sisters, one
brother and himself.
"Having such a large family
inspired exploration in guided
play, such as using bamboo to
'Being an artist is the road least travelled. It
is filled with many adversities and struggles.
However, I encourage all those who consider
themselves artists and those who merely
believe that they are artistic in some way to
keep making art that makes them happy.'
compel me to change or develop
a new way of working."
His super creative charge, he
says, was influenced primarily
by historical works of art by
artistic elites such as
Michelangelo and Vincent Van
Gogh and began to sizzle during
his pre-adolescent years.
Speid was born in Guyana to
make a play house and coconut
branches for the roof. I enjoyed
playing with (these) common
place objects found outdoors
such as clay, leaves, twigs, rocks,
and sand," Speid recalled.
At the urging of his parents,
Speid relocated to America. His
pahenrits lt-6tfiAthe would have
greater educational opportunities
in the US. And he has
acknowledged that his art
training has helped to sharpen
his natural ability.
As he currently pursues
his masters in arts education
K-12 (nursery to high school)
he is exposed to sensorial
approach to teaching art which
allows students to access more
authentic artwork, or artwork
that is relative to personal
experiences, "such as, what
one does on a rainy day, what
one feels waking up or going
to bed at night, or emotions
felt o, a rolercoaster ride."
N.M peidworksas a freelance
artist and an independent contractor
marketing his work mainly through
his website, www.earlspeid.com,
business associates and business
cards. He says that most of his jobs
come from client referrals and
people who have seen him working
on the spot
I;t is planning to visit his
homeland Guyana in May
this year. He has begun to
consider mounting an
exhibition in Guyana in the
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WO events in
my attention on
two separate moments
of time. The first was
the whale swimming into
the Thames and the
second was the preview
of James Lovelock's
new book 'The Revenge
Of Gaia: Why The Earth
Is Fighting Back ...' in
the British newspaper
It was the Thames whale
that inspired me to write. Then
- before sending it my eyes
were drawn to the article and I
immediately realized that these
seemingly separate events were
in fact tied together. In actuality,
the preview of James Lovelock's
book on January 16, 2006, and
almost immediately thereafter -
three days later, to be exact the
'coming of the whale in the
Thames' should rightly be seen
as a significant instance of a phe-
nomenon which is known as
Carl Jung's 'synchronicity' with
far-reaching ramifications not
just for Londoners and the Brit-
ish, but peoples across the Earth
As someone who lives
in Suriname the 'coming of the
whale in the Thames' reminds
me of a watershed event in co-
lonial history of our region, par-
By Terence Roberts
CANADA is a unique
country in today's often
confused, and confusing
world, because it has
icle March 5, 2006
maintained via federal
programmes, a balanced
reasonable vision of how a
society should function
justly. Long before the
late Canadian Prime Min-
ister, Pierre Eliot Trudeau
(one of the most uncon-
ventional, fun-loving and
innovative Heads of State
the 20th century ever
knew) expounded both
orally and in writing his
vision of a 'Just soci-
- ety', the idea had been
practically set in mo-
tion far earlier by his
Head of State predeces-
Ssor Sir Wilfred Laurier.
One of the best ways
to see how Canada's
uniqueness expresses and
sustains itself socially is
to check out its Arts, es-
pecially films, creative lit-
erature, and visual arts.
The proposed Canadian
Film Festival, from March
4th to 19th at the Cana-
dian High Commission in
Georgetown will be an
eye-opener for those un-
familiar with Canada's
achievements and status
in the field of film-
ticularly from the perspective of
indigenous peoples: and that is,
the coming of the 'conquistado-
res' to the Americas. Looking
through the eyes of the
Amerindians in that period of
time and using it as a metaphor
- 'all of a sudden' a 'big fish' was
seen 'swimming' from the sea
into the river One can then imag-
ine how everyone might have
flocked in curiosity along the
shores of the river and wondered
what message this wondrous
'fish' had in store for them.
This, however, was the first
ship, which at the end of the
15th century entered this river,
and in historical accounts we are
given the horrific message these
ships brought. (1) We know that
the coming of the ships was not
an accidental event, but served a
specific purpose, being the fo-
cased attention of the minds that
sent the ships on this mission.
Quite differently in many
ways, but at the same time sur-
prisingly similar, the coming of
the whale, swimming from the
sea into the River Thames, was
not an accidental event as well.
Seen through the eyes of those
who, on a heart level, feel that
whales, dolphins and all living
creatures are wondrous beings
with unique intelligence and
rights to their own worlds of ex-
istence, this whale certainly
came with a mission.
What message did this whale
have in store for us humans?
Considering its heart-warming
behaviour putting herself at our
mercy it definitely was a mes-
sage of love and compassion,
diametrically opposed to the
message the 'fish-ship' brought
to the American peoples. As a
matter of fact, we have already
received, in my opinion, the
message in the bottle, so to
speak, that came encrypted with
Through scientific evidence
and sources, James Lovelock
making. The small festival's
line-up of six films, all recent
films from the past ten
years, are a good example of
the many reasonable, sensi-
tive, humane, and just social
values found in Canadian
laws and attitudes, which are
given further sustenance and
criticism via the art of film-
Nevertheless, it is worth
hoping that should this sort
of small festival continue, the
brilliant filw, earlier de-
cades such as 'Mon Oncle
Antoinne', 'Going Down
The Road' and many others
could be shown, since they
have presented unforgettably
humane and sensitive social
values pursued by Canadian
society in the field of film
five decades ago. The films
of Canada, specifically those
by French-speaking Quebec
and Montreal, have long
provided the best alternative
to the dominance of Holly-
wood Films made in North
The difference of
French Canadian films,
including many recent
ones concerned with con-
temporary youth in
Montreal, .v as the
'Eldorado', in the
natural respect ,4r, and in-
fluence of the 'tEovative
tradition of w .ave,oFr
conceived a revolutionary scien-
tific model for the Earth in the
1970's, called the 'Gaia Hypoth-
esis'. He defines Gaia as "a com-
plex entity involving the Earth's
biosphere, atmosphere, oceans,
and soil; the totality constitut-
ing a feedback or cybernetic sys-
tem which seeks an optimal
physical and chemical environ-
ment for life on this planet."
This definition implies that
through Gaia, the Earth has the
capacity to sustain, in a holistic
and durable way, the mainte-
nance of relatively constant con-
ditions favourable for the many
forms of life on her by means
of self-regulating ecosystems
and behaves as if it were a single
living super-organism, adjusting
to the impacts of humanity.
"The Gaia hypothesis", he
says, "is an alternative to that
pessimistic view which sees na-
ture as a primitive force to be
subdued and conquered.... "If we
see the world as a super-organ-
ism of which we are a part not
the owner, nor the tenant, not
'Nouvelle Vague' films
launched by French/Ital-
ian film masters like
Truffaut, Godard, Rohmer,
Rosellini, De Sica, Viscouti,
Wertmnller, etc. Canada
has not severed its cul-
tural connections with
avant-garde art from En-
rope, and this humble re-
serve, expressed both in
the social, political and
cultural vision of Canada,
has enabled a certain
freshness, unusual sur-
prise and honesty, from
In addition, the influx of
artists of Non-Western ori-
gin into the Canadian main-
stream continued the vibrant
idea of Canadian
in the national concept of
'The Vertical Mosaic'. Cana-
dian filmmakers such as
Atom Egoyan, born in
Egypt, and Deepa Mehta,
from India originally, among
others, are examples of this
all-inclusive definition of the
Canadian cultural identity.
Many films and film-
makers of Anglo Canada, on
the other hand, have long
been absorbed and recognized
by Hollywood, so much so
that many people perhaps
do not know that popular
Hollywood actors such as,
Mike Myers, Michael J.
Fox, Kim Cattrell, Keanu
Reeves etc, are Canadians.
This absorbed Canadian tal-
ent which enriched Ameri-
can films, goes way back to
popular film stars of
Hollywood's hey day in the
1940's and onward, such as
Yvonne De Carlo and Rod
Cameron, both unforgettable
stars of hard-hitting West-
erns, and adventure and
adventure in the area of
film-making also upholds
a good example for small
developing countries to
emulate. Canada's ability
to nurture a quantity of
excellent film technicians
has made it a popular
country to make films,
since film technicians do
not have to be imported at
great cost by Hollywood or
European Film companies.
This and many other
aspects of the film and
television industry of
Canada, recommends it as
an important area of study
for upcoming Guyanese
actors, actresses, directors,
film technicians, etc. This
small introduction to
Canadian films offered
by the festival is a
welcome step in a
fruitful direction by the
Commission in Guyana.
even a passenger we could have
a long time ahead of us and our
species might survive for its
allowedd span'. It all depends on
you and me."
But then according to the
preview of his new book he 30
years later concludes, that hu-
manity has messed things up and
has destroyed vital self-regulat-
ing ecosystems of the Earth be-
yond the 'point of no return',
putting herself (our civilisation)
irreversibly on a collision course
with her own destiny. He actu-
ally says: "The climate centres
around the world, which are the
equivalent of the pathology lab
of a hospital, have reported the
Earth's physical condition, and
the climate specialists see it as
seriously ill, and soon to pass
into a morbid fever that may last
as long as 100,000 years. I have
to tell you, as members of the
Earth's family and an intimate
part of it, that you and especially
civilisation are in grave danger."
"We have given Gaia a fe-
ver and soon her condition
will worsen to a state like a
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on November 27, 2005 in Guyana. Satwinder is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurdev of India, while Natasha
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CHICAGO (Reuters) Optimism is good for the heart, a study said last week.
The most optimistic among a group of 545 Dutch men age 64 to 84 had a roughly 50 per cent
lower risk of cardiovascular death over, 15 yeari.of follow-up, according to the study published in
the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Previous research has suggested being optimistic boosts overall physical health and lowers the
risk of death from all causes. A positive attitude also has been shown to help patients who suffer
from heart disease caused by narrowed arteries.
The new study measured participants' level of optimism about their lives by having them
respond to statements such as "I do not look forward.to what lies ahead for me in the years to
come" and "My days seem to be passing by slowly," or "I am still full of plans."
"Optimism can be estimated easily and is stable over long periods," though it does tend to
decrease with age, said lead researcher Erik Giltay of the Institute of Mental Health in Deft, the
On a scale of zero to three, with three being most optimistic, the average scores in the study
fell from 1.5 in 1985 to 1.3 in 2000.
Higher scores were associated with being younger, being better educated, living with others,
having better health, and doing more physical activity.
"It is yet to be established whether interventions aimed at improving an older
individual's level of optimism may reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality," he added.
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From centre page
coma. She has been there
before and recovered, but it
took more than 100,000
years. We are responsible
and will suffer the
consequences: as the cep.tury
progresses, the temperature
will rise eight degrees
centigrade in temperate
regions and five degrees in
the tropics. Much of the
tropical land mass will
become scrub and desert, and
will no longer serve for
regulation; this adds to the 40
per cent of the Earth's
surface we have depleted to
feed ourselves." ...
"We are in a fool's climate,
accidentally kept cool by
smoke, and before this century
is over billions of us will die and
the few breeding pairs of
people that survive will be in the
Arctic where the climate re-
mains tolerable." ... "The worst
will happen and survivors will
have to adapt to a hell of a cli-
mate." ... "We should be the
heart and mind of the Earth, not
its malady. So let us be brave
and cease thinking of human
needs and rights alone, and see
that we have harmed the living
Earth and need to make our
peace with Gaia. We must do it
while we are still strong enough
to negotiate, and not a broken
rabble led by brutal war lords.
Most of all, we should remem-
ber that we are a part of it, and
it is indeed our home."
The title of the book sug-
gests that Gaia has meanwhile
taken emergency measures to
put a stop to this planetary
'sickness', to purge the 'patho-
gens' out of her body and to.
create a new state of equilibrium
needed to sustain life again in a
It is amazing to establish
the fact how these far-sighted
views coincide with perfect
synchronicity to a message,
entitled 'I Am Dying', re-
ceived on August 31st, 2005,
from the Earth Mother her-
self, using the name of 'Gay-
AH'-mah'(2), through the
body of Debbie Wright, a
trance medium in Ashtar's
Trinity, U.S.A. (http://
ForLondoners and the Brit-
ish, it is most significant that the
Earth Mother unambiguously
links her destiny with the des-
tiny of the whales in the oceans,
saying that if the last whale
dies, she will die, and with her,
all her children. Allow me now
to guide you through the most
poignant statements within
Gay-AH'-mah's message in or-
der for her to speak directly to
the people of your country, and
to all peoples of the world as
"I would like to introduce
myself. You may call me
Gay-AH'-mah." ... "You
might say that I am the one
that you do not wish to fool
[Mother Nature] ..."...
"Guess where I get MY life
from ... the one you call Wis-
dom/Mother God. She is MY
mother, and I am YOUR
mother ... at least the mother
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NIS MAIL BAG '
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter I
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme -
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135 i
Tel: 227-3461. .
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of your bodies ..." ... I am dy-
ing ... and that was not sup-
posed to happen. Only when
my children ... and I mean
ALL of my children ... can
embrace 'me' as 'them-
selves', can I once again
flourish in health. Look at me
... do you think I wish to be
incinerated in order to purify
all the wrong that has been
done? I've given all of you
one last chance, but PLEASE
do not say that I have to live
with the scars that have been
inflicted upon me. Do not
feel like you have a RIGHT
to pray that I STOP the
changes that inflict even
MORE damage on me and on
my children. The waste that
gets pumped out of the oceans
[referring to oil derricks] was
killing life that you don't
even consider to be 'life'.
Shall I give you clarity? One
machine on a platform in a
sea pumping oil kills MIL-
LIONS of life-forms A DAY...
thus ends the cycle, because
when you can't even perceive
these life-forms with the na-
ked eye, to you they don't ex-
ist, but to other lifeforms it's
their food. You kill off their
food; you kill off them. You
kill off them; you kill off the
next life-form that feeds on
them. You kill off them ...
and it continues on. And you
think you're smart enough to
stop it by killing off what you
deem to be 'predators'?
(to be continued
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By Gina Serpe
E!Online Johnny Jackson,
the man who kept the beat
for the Jackson 5, and cousin
to Michael, Janet, Tito et al.,
was found stabbed to death in
his Gary. Indiana, home last
There are lots of experts all around teaching you how to stay healthy. And here
are some of the things you would hear from them. Have fun!
P U P E P E T A T I D E M
I F I B R E N S S L S B E
L E R D L C S L K NI E C A
L C F E N C A. E A L N S T
S G H I- S R O E C FR A H S
E S A C) E H R D UL I C T S
L T L A L C G B S I l N C
B S I A N E H R E I JI A
A M T I R T S W E M G D L
T 0 K I R U S T A E I A 0
E S J A U S T T E E N L R *
G S E A O R I A T R I S I
E H E L K V F S N O O M E
V S L E S I C R E X E L S
According to local police.
officers were called to Johnny
Jackson's house at
approximately 11:30 p.m. after
a neighbour phoned in a noise
complaint. The caller, who lived
above Jackson, reported that
the musician and an unidentified
woman were having a heated
exchange on the first floor of the
The police entered
Jackson's home and found
the 54-year-old unconscious
with a stab wound to his chest.
Less than an hour later, the
Lake County coroner's office
pronounced him dead.
The person who placed the
emergency call told cops she
went downstairs after hearing
the commotion and found her
neighbour lying in living room.
It was then she contacted the
Police have no details on
the woman Jackson was
supposedly arguing with.
including how she knew the
drummer. although the
neighbour described the
woman as an acquaintance of
No arrests have been made.
The case is being treated as a
Jackson joined his
famous cousins' singing
troupe in the late 1960s,
replacing the group's
original drummer, Milford
Hite. While Motown sessions
musicians played on most of
the group's greatest cuts,
including 'I Want You Back',
'ABC', 'I'll Be There' and
'Never Can Say Goodbye',
Johnny Jackson was the
band's concert drummer.
After the group disbanded, he
joined an outfit called the
There has always been
some debate as to whether or
not Johnny Jackson was a blood
relative or legitimate cousin of
the hit-making family; however,
it is believed that he was a
nephew of patriarch Joe
It's not immediately known
whether Johnny Jackson had
ever married or had children; he
was living alone at the time of
"It hurts me so bad,"
Jackson's childhood friend
and White Doves bandmate
Anthony Acoff told the
Associated Press. "I called
him that night. We were
supposed to go to a jam
"He was a show
drummer," said another old
friend, Gordon Keith (who
has sued the Jackson 5 over
some early recordings).
"There were times that he
would outshine Michael at
3/3/2006 8.11 PM
S HOSPITAL CORPORATION
Applications are being invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the vacancy of Medical Social Worker within the Corporation.
Applicants should possess the following:
* A Diploma or Degree in Social Work from a recognized
University. Practical knowledge in social work would be
* Two (2) years experience
Applications, along with two (2) references and a recent police
clearance can be sent to:
Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
Deadline for applications is Friday 10th March, 2006
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Journey back to-February-to7O
ONE= REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS
The Government of Guyana (GoG) received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the third
phase of the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP III). The SIMAPIII program consists of three (3) components
including a community services component that finances the provision of selected social services to vulnerable groups
through Non-Governmental (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVEAPPLICANTS (NGOs and CBOs)
NGOs and CBOs that meet the following eligibility criteria may apply: (a) has a membership of 12 or more persons, in
additionto members of the management committee; (b) efforts are directedto accomplishing defined Mission Statement;
(c) must account for its funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and exercises financial
planning through preparation of an annual budget; (d) is not significantly indebted; and (e) has a bank account.
Political parties, government agencies (national or regional), and private for profit organizations are not eligible for
GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS
Proposed projects should range between USD15,000 to.USD50,000 and must provide social services from the menu of
eligible services to one or more designated target groups, listed below. Estimates must be quoted in US currency.
Proposed projects must be completed within a 9 months period. Evidence of beneficiary consultation in the design of the
proposed program, including selection of the proposed services, must be provided. Counterpart funding in the amount of
10% of total project costs in cash or kind is also required.
From page X
about water, he mentioned a most refreshing local beverage,
Puma. Salkey also mentioned that local shoes to go on sale
shortly, Cheddi Jagan's revolutionary dress, the 'sports shirt',
and the revolutionary dress of the time, shirt jac and dashiki.
The book also afforded you a tour of Sheik Sadeek's home in
Newtown and the home of Derek Bickerton in Bel Air Springs.
Bickerton is more known for 'DYNAMICS OF A CREOLE
SYSTEM' but also wrote 'THE MURDERS OF BOYSIE SINGH'
It would be useful to know that there was a discussion on
establishing a local publishing house among John La Rose,
Sheik Sadeek, Henry Josiah, Michael Gilkes and Jocelyn
In closing, let's go back to the main reason for this literary
adventure the founding of the Cooperative Republic of
Guyana. We learn from the journal that that event was also
marked by the performances of 'My Name is Slave' at the
Theatre Guild and 'The Legend of Kaieteur' at Queen's
College. A truly symbolic gesture to the founding of the
Republic was Mr. Forbes Burnham's visit to Plantation
Magdalenburg, Berbice River, "the place where the most
significant Revolution is believed to have started in 1763".
GEORGETOWN JOURNAL is a researcher's delight and
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:
Eligible Target Groups:
At-riskYouth and Children:
Single Parents of Low Income
Individuals and Families
affected by HIV/AIDS:
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation.
Home care; day care; feeding/nutrition programs; facilitating access to
services; social integration/recreation; job orientation skills orjobtcounseling.
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 pregnant teenagers; job orientation;skills or
job counseling; social/leadership skills; youth group organizationsand
facilitation; counseling; substance abuse prevention/rehabilitation; programs
Day Care Services; job orientation skills or job counseling; counseling;
household management training; parenting education; emergency shelter, legal aid.
Care and support services; counseling, facilitating access to services; legal aid.
Shelter/feeding services; facilitating access to services; legal aid.
Counseling and treatment services for substance abusers and theirfamilies;
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND SELECTION
Proposals must be delivered by 14:00h on Friday 17th March, 2006, in sealed envelopes marked Proposal for
Community Services Grants, addressed to the Executive Director, SIMAP 237 Camp Street, Georgetown and must be
placed in the tender box labeled "Request for Proposals, Community Services Grant". Late proposals will be rejected.
Proposals will be opened in the presence of applicants' representatives who choose to attend at 14:00h on the closing
dateof submission of proposals.
Pro.psal selection will be conducted through national competitive selection procedures. The Social impact Amelioration
Prpol f reserves therigof daRyornoneof theapplications submitted.
n'd: IntM d eligible organizations':MUST obtain further information regarding grant conditions arid required format for
pro 0als from the Executive Director, SIMAP Agency. ,.
SOCIAL IMPACT AMELIORATION PROGRAMME
237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-5212/227-3554/227-3575/227-3564
Fax: (592) 227-3600
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From page IX
Judge ... may direct that notice of such fixture be served on
the defendant by registered post or otherwise" is imperative
and not permissive and that the notice of fixture should have
been sent by registered post to ensure that the defendant
received it He urged that everything should have been done
to give the defendant an opportunity to defend the matter and
not only should the notice have been sent by registered post
but it should also have been published in the Official Gazette.
Justice Massiah, who later became Chancellor of the
Judiciary, added "Counsel for the plaintiff submitted in reply
that the word "may" aforesaid is permissive and not
imperative. He pointed to the fact that in the very rule it is
stated that the "Judge shall hear such action ex-parte" but so
far as the notice is concerned, it is stated in the next line that
he "may direct that notice of such fixture be served ... "He
argued that if it were intended that "may" be imperative then
the word "shall" would have been used throughout.
Prima facie, the word "may" is permissive and implies that there
is a discretion to exercise the power conferred, but there are in-
stances when it is construed as being imperative, for there may be
something else in the law that shows that it was intended to hear
an imperative character. Not.unnaturally, there appears to be no
touchstone to determine the obligatory character of the word "may"
and the authorities appear to be somewhat in conflict.
The position seems to be that the law should be examined to
see whether there is anything therein to indicate an intention that
what are merely words of request were intended to operate as a
Massiah explained: "There is nothing in the rule that leads me
to think that "may" therein means "must". The whole purpose of
Order 25 r 9, is to provide for the hearing of the matter ex-parte
where a defendant fai! to file a defence, but the hearing can only
take place after the I intiff has complied with Order 25, rule
15which reads thus:
"No request for fir. I judgement in default of defence shall be
filed unless notice in writing has beei, served upon the defendant
calling upon him to rer -dy his defaultwithin 14 days after service
of such notice. A copy ." such.notice shal be filed in the Registry
immediately after service thereofwith an endorsement thereon of
the time place and particulars of the service of such notice ".
In the concluding remarks of his judgement, Justice Massiah
declared: "I understand the legal position to be that if judgement is
irregularly obtained then it may Ie set aside ex debito justitae, but
if regularly obtained, then it maybe set Aside in the exercise of the
judge's discretion if the defendant satisfies him that his case is meri-
"In my view, to obtain judgement without the Registrar fol-
lowing the procedure laid down in the rule for serving notice
of fixture on the defendant, wis a wrongful act, the judgement,
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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today
you will continue from last week's questions.
These are simple and direct questions, which
will help you, think a little more faster when it
comes to a simple conversation on a science
13. A ...................... is the scientist engaged in
student living things.
14. Living things are divided up into
.......................... and ....... ...........
15 ...................... is the study of science of ani-
16. A.........................is the scientist in engaged
in the study of animals
17 ...................... is the study of science of
18. A....................... is the scientist in engaged
in the study of plants.
19. The leather shoe was once alive because
20. List the five stages or processes involved in the
nutrition of animals
21. When we defecate, which stage in the nutrition
of animals is taking place? ........................
22. Two other names for the large intestine are
...........................and ........... ............
23 .............................. are cud-chewing animals.
24. Give six examples:-
Answers to last week's questions
1. Bioloqv is the study of living things.
2. The breaking down of food into liquid state is called
3. The process of taking food into the mouth is called
Ingeston and we say thatthe food has been takerin.
4. When digested food from the small intestine
is passed into the blood we say that the food
,as been absorbed or that absorption has
5.Awooden chair, leather jacket,
exercise book and cotton shirt
were .............. (Once alive).
6. The seahorse, eel, cat, lizard
and man liv-
i n g
7. The palm tree, moss, fern,
algae, fungi are living Rp&ats
8.Anyting which came from a
plant or an animal was Ki1in
9. The waste matter from the large intestine, after
the body has taken out the useful part of the food, is
10. The faeces of animals are usually called waste
11. Plants mafacr her own food through a
process called ~oosysis
12. The green pigmentation found in plants, espe-
cially the leaves is called chtMrophv.
Hello boys and girls,
Thanks for coming along this week. Let us impress
upon you that you need to consider your topics from
all possible angles and not just from one point of
view. Yes, for safety, each question must be viewed
in many ways. Good confidence is what you need
for good success Love you
IN LAST WEEK
1. Which is generally accepted as a natural division of
the world? Answer: c) oceans
2. Which country is known as an island-continent? An-
swer: d) Australia
3. Which pair of countries is not completely in the south
of South America? Answer: b) Chile, Guyana
4. Which one of these organizations/structures does not
relate to the list of Guyana's foreign relations? Answer:
d) Neighborhood Democratic Council
IN THIS WEEK
Some possible Examination Questions
1. What do you understand by HIV/AIDS?
2. Give the meaning of the term lifestyle.
3. Name a health destroying drug.
4. How does alcohol react in the body system?
5. How is violence dangerous to health?
6. Give one means by which it is known that someone is
lacking proper nutrition.
The Caribbean Food Groups
7. What is significant about a vegetarian diet?
8. What fruit has its seed outside of its meat?
9. When the term meat is used in foods of animal origin,
to what can it refer?
10. What ingredient makes whole wheat bread different
from white bread?
11. What is meant by the term beverage?
12. In which are in Guyana is the Kanuku Mountain range
21. Name three popularvillages on the Corentyne coast.
22. Tell a friend whether the Mazaruni is a branch of the
Essequibo, DemeIra, or Berbice rivers. Locate each
riveron a map. Pointoutthe Mazaruni River.
23. What does the tesm 1iutch occupation" mean?
24. Can you tell what o-operatve village is?
25. Look at the map provided, then identify the towns and
villages represented by dots.
26. Name three watefalls in Guyana.
27. Identify the Mazatni, Cuywha, and Potaro rivers. Into
which main riverdo they empty their water?
Partial map of Guyana
13. About how large (percentage wise) is our savamnah
14. About how wide is Guyana's coastal zone which is
low and narrow?
15. There is only this number of Amerindian tribes re-
maining in Guyana today.
16. Name two towns that were established in 1970.
17. When was it put in writing that slavery was abolished?
18. How were the ex-slaves able to purchase tneir first
19. Give the name of the first village built by a Guyana
government, and where was it located, and when was it
built? What description was given to that village?
20. Where can the ruins of Fort Kyk-over-AI located?
28. How do you use a seat beft in a motor vehicle? Is it
buckled up differently from that used aboard an
29. Can you tell some questions found on the passenger
information card given to disembarking passengers on an
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"Ah come to see de shepherd," Dinah replied. In-
stinctively she took a dislike to the woman she
faced. The tails of her eyes went too far round the
side of her face, her lips were clamped together
too firmly. She seemed a woman who was used to
giving orders and getting them obeyed.
"You can't see 'im now. Service jus' going start.
If you wan' you can stay an' wait in de service an'
you see 'im afterwards." She began to turn away,
as if it didn't matter what Dinah answered, only paus-
ing another moment to add, "It would do you good."
Dinah remained seated and watched the woman
as she walked up the dirt aisle, stepped up on the
wooded platform, and standing on the left of the al-
tar, raised slowly the whistle to her lips. She blew it
hard and loud. There was a stir as everyone rushed
to their proper places. A late couple hurried in from
behind and Dinah noted with surprise that the man
accompanying the woman was Sammy, the gar-
The drum stopped beating. A moment of silence.
Then suddenly it started again, this time louder and
the rhythm now set to a quick, fixed pattern. Sud-
denly, through the front door, a figure appeared. He
was tall and almost jet black, with clearly defined
features, eyes wide apart, gleaming and conde-
scending, a carefully shaven moustache, neatly
pressed, dark navy-blue suit, a stiff shirt and a long
wooden staff with a brass handle and in his left hand
was a large black Bible. His majestic purple and
white turban stood at least fourteen inches above
The Elder Mother walked down from the altar as
he entered and joined the Water Mother, the two
amour-bearers and the Daughters of the First Or-
der in the front row. With a loud confident voice the
shepherd broke into the first line of the hymn Just
As I Am Without One Plea, as he walked on the
platform keeping time within his staff, urging on his
followers with a "one more time, Sisters", and an
"Ahmen, Praise de Lord".
In a few minutes the service was in full swing.
Everyone was singing heartily and adding their "Al-
leluias" and "Yes, Lords". Already one or two of the
more devout were beginning to feel the spirit com-
ing down on them, though restraint was necessary
at such an early period of the service. Several more
hymns were sung - mournfully, sweetly, wailingly.
It was such a far land their voices took them to,
such a far-far land. Away, away, sun, moon, and
stars They Shine So Bright. It was not just the
milk and honey, not just the voice of God they heard,
nor even the happiness of Jesus by their sides. It
was the awayness. Oh Wandering Sheep, Lost
and forlom. Barren, desolate desert. Endless, arid
nothingness. Day after Yesterday. Poor me, poor
me. Lost and far away. Remove poor me. Dis-
solving me. Sweet, sweet release.
(Taken from Orlando Patterson's "the Children of
About the Passage
1. Write to tell a friend what you have gathered from
2: Do you have a personal experience reading some
other text with information related to something in
the passage? Tell it in writing.
3. Imagine you too were living in that part of the
Caribbean and you are telling the tale; write some
descriptive phrases that you would use to portray
the, vividness of the haplessness of the worship-
page 7. & 18.p65
pers' experience at this time.
4. Respond to the characters of Dinah and/or the
person in the purple and white turban in the story
by miming, painting, drawing, or making a model.
That should help you keep the character in mind to
use it, or part of it in your classroom description or
5. Write to a friend telling him or her about a song
or calypso that reminds you about something in the
passage. Say where you think the scriptwriter's
thoughts in the song or calypso might have found
6. Respond to the story event by writing activities
about it on a pamphlet.
The Business Letter
Copy the following communication as a letter, us-
ing semibiock form and open punctuation. Divide
the letter into paragraphs if necessary. Supply what-
ever abbreviations and symbols are necessary.
Address the envelope, and fold and insert the letter.
4567 Demerara Avenue, East Bank Demerara,
March 5h", 2006. Marcus and Marcus, 1673 Avenue
of the Georges, Kitty, Georgetown. Attention of
Personnel Shopping Service. Gentlemen: Shortly
before last July I placed an order with you for a Dy-
namite electric toaster and oven, which was de-
scribed in your catalogue, as indicated by the en-
closed clipping. You have informed me that this
article was out of stock, but that you will have a
supply some time in December. March is now here.
Since I have had no further word from you, I am
writing to enquire whether I may expect shortly to
receive the oven. I shall appreciate hearing from
you. Sincerely yours, Freddy Expect. Enclosure.
Types of Letters
Do you know that business letters are classified
according to their purpose? Yes. But no matter
what is the purpose, a letter must deliver its mes-
sage, in the most effective manner. The types that
will be looked at in these publications are as fol-
1. Letter of application
2. Letter of order
3. Letter of adjustment
4. Letter of payment, and
5. Letter of enquiry.
The Letter of Application,
The letter of application, although a business letter,
must necessarily be personal in nature. Keep that
in mind. It is essentially a sales letter and the appli-
cant and writer is the salesperson. The product
offered for sale is the writer's services.
If the letter of application is a reply to an advertise-
ment, it will usually have to compete with the other
applications that the employer will receive. Of the
fifty or more letters that may reach his or her desk,
s/he will probably select only ten letters that make
the best impression on him or her at first glance.
There are certain things you must do to make sure
that your letter is properly written and it can make
the best impression on the prospective employer.
There are certain steps to be followed in the writing
of a successful application, but in its final form, it
must reflect the characterLotttlp.writer... ... .. _
Never let your letter of application portray the char-
acter of someone alien to you.
The letter of application below is written in the modi-
fied-block style with indented paragraphs. In this
style, the first line of each paragraph is indented -
usually 5 spaces.
TAXIDERMIST'S ASSISTANT Requirements in-
clude ability to meet people with tact and courtesy;
keep appointment calendar and monthly bills; an-
swer telephone; learn simple laboratory routines;
assist in taxidermist's operating room. Permanent
position. High school graduation but no experience
required. Address P.O. Box 1236 G.P.O.C.
2457 Good Staff Place
East Coast Demerara
March 5th, 2006
P.O. Box 1236
Attention: Application for Post of Taxidermist's
Receptionist and Assistant
You are looking for a young person who can serve
as a taxidermist's receptionist, and practical and
laboratory assistant. I am looking for just such a
position. Would it be possible for me to attend a
discussion about my fitness for it?
I have a high school certificate from St. John's Col-
lege. My favourite subjects were Mathematics,
English Language, and Integrated Science. I know
I will feel at home in your laboratory and I believe
that I could learn to be efficient as an assistant in a
I have also had some community work experience
typing long papers for members of a voluntary ser-
vice. I have also attained some recognition as a
good house decorator.
As President of the SeniorGirtsClub and member
of several other student organizations, I have ac-
quired a great deal of experience in meeting people
and in being tactful with them. In fact, the recep-
tionist part of the position you describe lends it a
special appeal for me.
I am eighteen years old, and of average height and
weight. I have always given special attention to
neatness and good eating and communication hab-
You may receive further information about my quali-
fications from Mr. James Haynes, Principal of the
St. John's College, and Miss Joan Sampson, co-
coordinator of the Fifth Form classes also of the
same school mentioned. Mr. King of my Commu-
nity Group is also willing to tell you about me. All of
these persons have consented to respond to in-
quiries from you.
I should be very much appreciative of an interview.
From page XI
scripted series is a big
gamble, given the dearth of
original scripted series,
drama or comedy, in the first-
run syndication marketplace
these days. The lack of uni-
form time period clearances
for shows sold in first-run
syndication makes it more
difficult to mount national
marketing and promotional
campaigns for a show, espe-
cially in today's fragmented
television landscape. Among
the last comedies to take a
stab at first-run syndication
were the 1991-93 revival of
'WKRP in Cincinnati' and
'Harry and the Hendersons',
which ran from 1990-93.
However, Perry has devel-
oped an extremely loyal follow-
From page VI
A FAMILY is seen in a hot tub in an undated file photo. A
new study shows that whirlpool bathtubs can be a
breeding ground for a host of disease-causing bacteria.
resistant to cleaners.
When the-jets are switched
on, the bacteria-packed water
gets blown into the tub. "Due
to the movement of the water,
an aerosol is created that carries
these organisms down into your
lungs or other orifices -
something that doesn't happen
in a regular tub," Moyes
The bacteria found in
whirlpool baths can lead to a
number of diseases, including
urinary tract infections, skin
infections, and pneumonia.
So who is most at risk? "Of
course the young and the old
and the immunocompromised
should not be exposed, including
breathing in the aerosol from
outside the tub," Moyes said.
"A chemically maintained
hot tub should not be a
problem to a healthy person
but if you are having
recurring infections, consider
the tub as a potential source,"
she added. Moyes' research is
published in an online
journal called PM
ing, particularly among black
audiences, after years of touring
the country starring in regional
theatre productions that he also
wrote and produced. Last year,
Perry surprised Hollywood
naysayers with the strong open-
ing for his partly self-financed
feature 'Diary of a Mad Black
Woman', which was distributed
by Lionsgate, as is 'Family Re-
Debmar-Mercury is making
the first 10 episodes of 'Payne'
available to stations in select
markets for spring/summer as
part of a test run, with addi-
tional episodes available for na-
tional distribution in fall 2007.
"The test being done is, in
effect, our version of a pilot,"
said Debmar-Mercury co-presi-
dent Mort Marcus. "The differ-
ence is that... instead of doing
a pilot and having 22 executives
sit around and decide to say yes
or not, we're letting the con-
sumers decide . We're trust-
ing that Tyler has his pulse on
an audience that is
Marcus and fellow co-presi-
dent Ira Bernstein said they are
talking to a "cross section" of
station groups, likely selecting
one or two from each to take
part in the test run. They said
they are looking to choose sta-
tions that represent a number of
groups, including Fox, Tribune,
Viacom and Sinclair, and that
they will likely be stations af-
filiated with Fox, UPN or WB
Bernstein added that re-
sponse to 'Payne' has been
"pretty incredible" for a couple
"First, in general, because of
the dearth of sitcoms that ev-
erybody has written and talked
about, and second, because this
is something that puts the bat
in (the stations') hands a little
bit," he said. "We'll work to-
gether with them... and they'll
be part of the process of sched-
uling it, the on-air test . the
Marcus and Bernstein
added that the deal has been
in the works for six months
or so long before the an-
nouncement from CBS Corp.
and Warner Bros. that UPN
and WB Network would fold
in the fall to form one single
network dubbed the CW, leav-
ing numerous newly inde-
pendent stations scrambling
to find programming. (See
other story on Page XIV)
GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
PREQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS
The Guyana Revenue Authority is in the process of constructing and
repairing a number of buildings in its Linden, Lethem and Smyth Street
The works to be undertaken include:
a) Construction and repair of buildings and infrastructure
b) Electrical work
Further details can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner
Human and Financial Resources Division on Telephone number
Interested contractors must include in their'Expression of Interest'.
1. Proofoffinancial resources to undertake works
2. List of equipment/machinery
3. Valid NIS and GRAcompliance
4. List of manpower resources
5. Record of past performanceofworks completed
6. Locations contractors would wish to be prequalified for.
Prequalifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing.no
identification of the bidder and clearly marked on the top left-hand
corer "Prequalification Bid of construction and repair of
Buildings-Guyana RevenueAuthority" and also specify the location
bidders wish to be prequalified for.
Envelopes should be addressed to the:
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 09:00h on
Tuesday, March 7,2006.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
'Strengthening the Public Sector Investment Management System'
TC No.: ATN/SF-8199-GY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
1.The Ministry of Finance (MOF) invites Proposals from interested firms of IDB member
countries to provide training services for the Project Management Professional
2.A copy of the Terms of Reference and all relevant information relating to this Request
can be obtained from the Technical Coordinator, SPSIMS Project, PCMD, SPS, MOF;
Tel. No.: 592-227-1158; Fax No.: 592-225-3355; Email: email@example.com.
3.Each proposal must include the technical and financial components, placed in a sealed
envelope which bears no identity of the Bidder, and addressed to:
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
4.Proposals must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement
& Tender Administration at the above mentioned address on or before 9:00 hours on
Tuesday, 21' March 2006.
5.Proposals will be opened on Tuesday, 21' March 2006.
6.Late submissions will be returned unopened. The MOF is not required to accept the
Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina.gov.gy.
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S GUYANA ELECTIONS COMMISSION
It Award of Contract For Year 2006
Tenders are invited forth supply of Cornmpuer Hardware and Sofiware, field and office materials and supplies and Capital
Items for use by the Guyana Bectiios Commiission.
Persons/Agencies desirous of tendering are asked to purchase the prescribed Tender Documents from the Guyana
Elections Commission. 41 Hiigh & Cowan Stlreels,, Kingston, Gegetown
Ser.# Descripdo .
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Ball Point Pens
Batteries D Cell
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Toner (Back PE 40)
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Staples (400 5)
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Computer Ink (Back 6615a)
Drum Unit (4050)
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Heavy Duty Staples (38)
Heavy Duty Slaples (5)
Photocopy Paper (8 % x 11)
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Staples (Heavy Duty)
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LOT 4 PRINT & NON PRINT
Pollng Station, Signs
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Banners deno ifng ffiices
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Main& Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, in a seaEed envelope, which does not identify the Tenderer. The envelope should be
clearly marked on the top left hanr corner' Tender fo,' te Suppi .of tenmsto the, Guyana Elections Commission."
Tenders close on, March, 14, 2006 at O :Q .hours and Tenderers are invited to the opening of Tenders, immediately after
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CO.',tSmSlr R OtF REGISTRRtON
bt ____ _
the brain as well
as the heart
By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters) There is growing evidence that what's
good for the heart is also a boon for the aging brain, accord-
ing to a new research review.
In a survey of 26 large studies of older adults, an expert panel
found that certain heart-health factors like high blood pressure,
diabetes and exercise habits appeared key to study participants'
cognitive function as well.
Cognitive function refers to a person's ability to learn, reason
and remember, for example, and these skills commonly decline with
age. In some cases, the decline is part of a process leading to
Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
But a growing number of studies are finding that control-
lable lifestyle factors such as exercise and intellectual and so-
cial engagement throughout life seem to alter a person's risk
of cognitive decline and dementia.
Going out for a daily walk might not prevent Alzheimer's, but
it might help delay its onset, according to Dr. Hugh C. Hendrie of
the Indiana University Center for Aging Research in Indianapolis.
Hendrie headed the committee that conducted the research re-
view, which is published in the Alzheimer's Association journal
Alzheimer's & Dementia.
The review included 96 analyses of 26 North American and Eu-
ropean studies that followed large groups of older adults over time,
charting both cognitive and emotional health.
What emerged was an unexpected level of consistency regard-
ing some risk factors, according to Hendrie.
"It did surprise us a little that there's some consensus develop-
ing," he told Reuters Health.
Among the consistent findings were the associations be-
tween high blood pressure and poorer cognitive function and
between regular exercise and sharper cognitive skills. A num-
ber of studies have also implicated diabetes and excess weight
in contributing to age-related cognitive decline.
The reasons for all these associations are not completely clear,
Hendrie said, but damage to blood vessels either to large vessels
from a major injury like a stroke, or to smaller vessels from the
long-term build-up of plaques may offer one explanation.
So the same things recommended for heart health including
moderate exercise, a healthy diet, and preventing or controlling con-
ditions like high blood pressure and diabetes may protect mental
health as well, according to Hendrie and his colleagues.
Regarding exercise, animal research suggests it may even have
direct protective effects on brain cells, Hendrie pointed out. "It does
look like exercise is important," he said.
Though it's not clear how much exercise is necessary, moderate
activity like walking is a good idea for overall health and, Hendrie
noted, "it's never too late for older people to start."
Mental exercise may also be key, a number of studies show.
Older adults who stay intellectually stimulated through reading or
other hobbies may slow the onset of cognitive decline, and the same
may be true of people who stay socially active.
"The things that are likely to be good for your overall
health anyway," Hendrie said, "may also be good for your
RAMU AND BABU
A monkey called 'Ramu' plays with a dog 'babu' during a
street show in the southern Indian city of Phennai March 1,
2006. REUITS -Babu
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Paper Clips (Small)
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Envelopes (Brown) (15x12)
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Note Pads (8 %x 11)
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LOT 3 CAPITAL ITEMS
Cassette Recorder (Video)
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SudyC;nce ac 06Pn X
IN THOSE moments
when we look away and
hold our breath as we pass
the many garbage piles
along the roadside on our
way to work, school or
market, most of us cannot
deny that we also feel a sense
of shame and frustration. It
is time for us to venture a
little further and think about
our role in the creation of
and management of our
garbage at the individual and
community level. After all,
it's us and those that we care
about whose lives are made
unpleasant by the eyesore
and the stench of garbage.
Man has always generated
waste. However, the quantity
and nature of waste being gen-
erated has changed over time. In
the past, waste was produced
in small amounts and most of it
was decomposable. Today, it is
quite different, the volume of
waste produced has increased
many times, and most of it is
not decomposable! This is
linked not only to the higher
world population, but also to
the reality that more and more
people now live in cities. Also,
we now live in an age of con-
sumerism where people buy,
use and throw-away.
Consumerism makes it nec-
essary for sound solid waste
management at all levels in so-
ciety. If not, then our society
could be easily overwhelmed by
Solid waste is more visible
than any form of waste and gen-
erally includes the garbage or
refuse which we generate daily.
Otherwise referred to as trash,
solid waste consists of every-
day items such as boxes, grass
clippings, bottles, plastics, food
scraps, and so on. Solid waste
also includes solid and semisolid
material such as sludge resulting
from sewage treatment, indus-
trial processes, mining or agri-
Good solid waste manage-
ment safeguards our environ-
ment and health and is brought
about by the involvement of all.
The onus is on us as individu-
als, organizations and communi-
ties to learn about and to take
seriously our responsibilities in
ria~niging our solid waste: '
The choices we make and
the behaviours we practice can
have a great effect on reducing
the amounts of waste we
produce. Reducing waste can
potentially make the biggest
impact on solid waste
management. The argument here
is that the lesser the amount of
waste generated, the lesser the
amount of waste there is to be
managed and the lower the cost
of its management. Another
benefit of reducing waste is that
this extends the lifetime of the
There are four practical ways
of reducing the amount of
waste that has to be managed
at all levels. These are com-
monly referred to as the four
(1) Refuse Resist the
urge to replace things that are in
good condition just to keep up
with new trends. Instead, you
can update items with small
creative ideas, for example you
can make containers such as
flower pots, bags, curtains and
so on, trendy by hand painting
(2) Reuse Always buy
sturdy items so that they last
longer. Reuse containers rather
than throw them away. Soft
drink bottles can be reused to
"set" plants and are ideal for
germination experiments be-
cause they are transparent.
Many cans can be covered with
cloth and be converted into
vases and pencil holders which
give a desk or table a creative
(3) Reduce Carry your
own shopping bag when you go
to the market and put all your
purchases directly into it.
Think of the number of plastic
bags you can prevent from the
entering the environment this
way. Another thing we can do
is consciously look for items
with less packaging or whenever
possible buy items in bulk e.g.
rice, sugar onions etc.
(4) Recycle Separate
the materials that can be re-
cycled from your waste e.g. alu-
minum cans and cardboard boxes
can be sold to a dealer. Most of
your kitchen, paper and yard
waste can be made into com-
post. If we separate out the
'types of waste that can be re-
cycled we are left with mostly
plastic waste, which as yet is
not recycled here in Guyana.
Proper storage is important
in solid waste management. This
discourages vermin and avoids
spillage onto the streets and into
the drains. Depending on the
services available people sepa-
rate and store their waste by
type e.g. paper, glass, and alu-
minum cans, plastic and decom-
It is clear that there is some
possibility in Guyana to take
cardboard, aluminum cans, some
glass bottles and scrap iron out
of the waste that eventually
ends up in the landfill. Unfor-
tunately, the same possibility
does not exist at moment for
plastic. Yet plastic forms a large
part of the waste generated in
households, industries, commer-
cial business and institutions.
The challenge is to find feasible
solutions for reusing and reduc-
ing the plastic waste in Guyana.
The opportunity to generate
workable ideas is now being
provided in a competition sup-
ported by a group of six part-
ners: EPA, Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO), United
Nations Children's Fund
(UNICEF), United Nations De-
(UNDP), Banks D.I.H. and
Demerara Distillers Limited
The competition invites en-
tries with workable ideas for the
re-use and recycling of 'PET'
plastic bottle waste commonly
used in the making of soft drink
bottles. The competition targets
four categories of entries: 8-12
yr, 13-18 yr, Community
Based Organisations and Ter-
tiary Institutions. Posters ad-
vertising the competition are lo-
cated at Banks DIH and DDL
outlets and in all schools. The
competition closes on March
Next week, we will look at
some ideas for reuse and
recycling PET that are already
working in other places. Also
we will talk about the amazing
prizes for winners of the PET
Re-use and Recycling
Remember that you can
share you findings and
ideas with me by sending
your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT
Protection Agency, IAST
Building, Turkeyen, UG
ARIES You're about to begin mingling with all kinds of interesting and un-
usual people, and you'll love every minute of it. There's at least one new ac-
quaintance en route who'll be around for a while, too, thanks to an astrologi-
cal setup that will keep that parade of people you'd otherwise never have met
going strong. Whether they turn out to be friends or partners is up for grabs,
but who cares? Think of this as a social buffet. Treat yourself to just a little
taste of everything.
TAURUS That new and quite authoritative person you've met is probably
quite well outfitted at this point, from head to toe. They'll enjoy spending
money, but if you want to keep up, better check the balance on your credit
I cards and balance your checkbook. If you can't quite keep up, don't try. There
are better ways to impress them, but even if you end up doing some serious
damage to your plastic, think of it as a lesson.
GEMINI Whether it feels comfortable to you or not and initially, at least, it
probably won't you're going to be at centre stage for a couple of days, and
maybe longer. Better accept it, and try to get your sweetheart used to the idea,
too, because if they're in the vicinity, they may also find the spotlight trained
on them. Of course, there are definitely worse things than being worshipped
by a crowd of admirers. Looks like you'll both just have to buck up and smile
CANCER The heavens are primed for encounters of the most delightful kind,
and there's a touch of extremely unexpected romance in the air, too. This is a
lovely combination, no matter what sign yours happens to be. In your case,
however especially if there's someone you've been secretly thinking about,
and you're wondering if they're doing the same the news is particularly good.
Don't be surprised if you receive an answer to that question, via a startling
coincidence that brings you two together.
LEO If anyone is usually quite sure of what, how and when they want to do
what they want to do, it's you. At the moment, however, you're torn between
being good (preparing yourself for tomorrow and going to bed early) and be-
ing bad which would basically entail staying up as late as you like and forget-
ting about anything but tonight. The final decision, of course, rests with your
conscience, but with the right two-legged companion, the right movie and a
big bowl of popcorn, there won't be a contest.
VIRGO It's indisputable that you have a way with words a gift for present-
ing logical, practical arguments that are awfully hard to disagree with. That
talent will come through for you beautifully now, as always, especially at work,
and especially if you add just a touch of charm to the mix when you're chat-
ting with coworkers. After all, you know what they say about bees and honey.
LIBRA If you're still thinking about travel, today's astrological lineup will make
it just about impossible for you to resist any longer. Make the decision. You
don't even have to decide exactly where you're going not just yet. All you
really have to do, at this point, isito inform the powers that be that you'll need
some time off. Once that's done, it will make the situation real and put you in
the mood to choose your destination. Oh, go ahead.
SCORPIO You've been thinking about letting a certain person know just how
much you care in fact, you've been thinking about doing that for some time
now. You're right on the verge of having a 'state of the relationship' meeting
to tell them how you feel. Well, what's the holdup? You know they feel the
same and you know they'll be delighted to hear it. You've even got the perfect
heavenly envoy on duty, right now: The lovely lady Venus is on your side. What
could be better?
SAGITTARIUS It's over temporarily, at least. That work binge you were on
has finally come to an end. That's not to say that you won't be putting in
your time and continuing to do what's necessary to keep your head above
water and your:reputation on the job intact but you may also suddenly find
that you need to make time for your siblings and neighbours. Reintroduce
yourself to them, and rest assured that you'll receive an extremely warm re-
CAPRICORN After all the good work you've done lately, asking for that raise,
bonus or promotion should be a piece of cake. You're confident that you're
earned it, but as usual, you're feeling a bit on the humble side and wondering
why they haven't yet offered it to you. Well, remember that old adage about
the squeaky wheel getting the grease? It's true. Step right up, tell your superi-
ors that you deserve this, and do it in startling, sudden fashion. They'll admire
AQUARIUS You've always been the objective type, far more prone toward
facts and figures than anything that even remotely resembles nostalgia. At the
moment, however, you're feeling like a regular tissue commercial and not at
all shy about spouting phrases you would have made fun of not too long ago.
It all comes down to just one thing: That love is, indeed, grand, and that you're
not afraid to express it.
PISCES The universe has officially granted you 'off duty' status. Your com-
passion knows no bounds, but you've done absolutely everything you can
j for the ones you love. It's time now for them to take care of themselves -
7 and for you to stop feeling guilty about not being able to do more. Besides,
there's someone out there who could do with a bit more of your time and
attention not to mention your company, in private. How about it?
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This apart, our general rules
and the Risks
probiotics & prebiotics
More examples from the world of nutraceuticals
The table below is a continuation from material we provided
earlier which has been constructed from various publications listed
at the end of the article.
See Table on page XXIII
Over the past three years, many novel nutraceuticals have been
isolated, tested and approved or are in the process of approval af-
ter all the scientific evidence and food safety and risk analyses have
been done. Some of these novel nutraceuticals to be commercial-
1. D-Tagatose, a sugar similar to fructose (the major sugar
form in honey). Tagatose occurs naturally in heat-treated milk ac-
cording to the application filed in the Uniedd Kingdom by Aria Food
2. Non-tomato Lycopene derived from the fungus Blakeslea
3. Isomaltulose, a sugar "chemical twin" (isomer) of sucrose,
which occurs naturally at low levels in sugar cane extract and honey
Phytonutrients are simply nutrients of plant origin. Basically,
all nutrients derived from eating plants or drinking beverages tnade
from plants or plant parts would be considered phytonutrients
("phyto" = plant). However, the present use of the term includes
all the plant-based chemicals (phytochemicals), including all the
nutraceuticals we have covered, various chemicals produced by
plants such as amines, phenols, terpenes (including the plant growth/
stem elongation class of hormones called the gibberellins), polysac-
charides, organic acids, vitamins, phytosterols and phytostanols,
pectins (the basis for guava jelly, jams), soluble fibres, saponins,
and many others.
PROBIOTICS & PREBIOTICS:
Probiotics, according to the Dairy Council Digest volume 76
published exactly a year ago, are "living microorganisms that when
consumed in sufficient amounts provide health benefits beyond ba-
sic nutrition." They are basically live bacteria as occurs in cheese
and yogurt. They are called lactic acid bacteria. Well-known ex-
amples include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria, Enterococcus and
Streptococcus thermophilus. The role of the Enterococci in food
and health was the subject of a very recent review published in this
year's (2006) first issue of volume 106 of the journal International
Journal of Food Microbiology a few weeks ago. The yeast Saccha-
romyces boulardii is also a known probiotic microorganism. The,
provide health benefits including reduction of bad cholesterol, re-
duced inflammatory bowel syndrome, reduced risk of stomach ul-
cer caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, and may generally
improve the health of the stomach and intestines.
i ii his icy.iu, c incrgilug piuiJutcs re-carch ell ucaUicc
indicates they may reduce the risk of stomach cancer as well
as cancer of the large intestine (according to a review in the
inaugural volume of the journal Current Issues in Intestinal
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Microbiology published in 2000). Probiotics also have potential in detoxification from heavy
metal contaminants and toxins from fungi the mycotoxins according to a report published in
2004 in volume 49 of the journal Nukleonika by scientist from the Polish Academy of Science.
Prebiotics were defined according to the original proponents of the term, Professors Gibson and
Roberfroid, in 1995 as "non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively
stimulating the growth and (or) activity of one or a limited number of bacterial species already resident
in the colon, and, thus, attempt to improve host health." Recent research indicates there over a hun-
dred different types of bacteria naturally resident in our stomachs!
Functional Food ingredient
Mixture of sugar
Potential health benefits
Has effective cholesterol lowering properties,
particularly Low density lipoprotein (LDL)
cholesterol or "bad" cholesterol;
Decreases platelet aggregation;
Improves symptoms of heart disease
According to the journal Alternative Medicine
Reviewvolume 9 published in 2004.
May help prevent cancer;
iCompound inhibits an enzyme called
Iphosphoinositide kinase, key player in the
development and progression of human tuomurs
according to research findings published in the
journal Cancer Research in September 2005!
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and beverage biotechnology to round off the food and beverage biotechnology segment of these
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition volume 79 published in 2004; Journal of American Col-
lege of Nutrition volume 19; 2003; Altrnaum e Medicine Review volume 8; Annual Review of
Nutrition volume 22 in 2002; Applied and Environmental Microbiology volume 66 published in
May 2000: Federation Amencan Societie. for experimental Biology Journal volume 17 published
in November 2003. En ironmental Health volume 4:25 published November 2005 b\ BioMed
Central) 2004 conference proceedings paper reported in a supplement volume of the Journal of
Nutrition published by the American Societ, for Nutritional Sciences; Annals of the New!York
Academy of Sciences volume 957 published in 2002 Nature volume 437 published September
2005;. Journal of Nutrition volume 132 supplement published as proceedings of an international
research conference on food, nunmuon and cancer: Journal of Medicinal Foodvolume 7 published
in 2004: Thorax volume 58 pubhshed in 2003 bN Bioled Central journals Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences of the US published in September 1997 in 'olume 94: Pnteedming of the National
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5. Breast milk
6. Lactobacillus- Lactobacillus
Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
May reduce the risk of cancer;
*May reduce risk and intensity of asthma;
Has antiplatelet activity
Has antibiotic and antifungal activity;
Maintenance of healthy immune system;
accordingg to a review article published in 2002 in
the journal Phytotherapy Research volume 16)
May improve heart health and reduce the risk of
Has antibiotic and antifungal activity;
IMaintenance of healthy immune system;
May reduce risk of stomach ulcer caused by the
Note Excessive consumption of garlic can induce
hemolytic anemia according to the Journal of
Medicinal Food volume 7 published in 2004.
A natural iron-binding sugar-protein complex
(glycoprotein) which defends babies from infection
and excessive inflammation;
Human lactoferrin gene has now been genetically,
engineered into transgenic cows (according to a
report from Leiden University published in August
2005 in the journal Transgenic Research volume
Potential of genetically engineered, Improved
Lactobacillusto prevent or lower the risk of tooth
decay dental caries! According to a report in
volume 20 of the journal Nature Biotechnology ,
published in July 2002 '.
i Welcome to the 389th edition of
S,'"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
Stips on cooking in Guyana.
needed (in limited quantities) to perform many functions,for instance, as the ram materialfrom
which hormones are made. Some saturatedfat is needed in the diet and coconut is a goodplant
source. So here are two delicious dishes; enjoy'!
4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, Season chicken pieces with salt and Chico Black
cut into chunks Pepper. Heat oil and INDI Curry Powder in a
2 teaspoons salt and Chico Black Pepper. or large skillet over medium-high heat for two
to taste minutes. Stir in onions and garlic, and cook I
3 tablespoons vegetable oil minute more. Add chicken, tossing lightly to coat
1/4 cup NDI Curry Powder with INDI Curry Powder oil. Reduce heat to
I onion, thinly sliced medium, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes. or until
4 cloves garlic, crushed chicken is no longer pink in center and juices run
2(14 ounce) cans coconut milk clear. Pour coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce.
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed, diced tomatoes and sugar into the pan, and stir to combine. Cover
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce and simmer. stirring occasionally, approximately
I'4 c0(t abd 'ta bles'poons sugar 30 to 40 minutes. Makes 12 servings.
12 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4-"2 onions, chopped
3 red bell pepper, chopped
3 green bell pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped roasted garlic
1- /2 (14 ounce) coconut milk _
Salt and Chico Black Pepper to taste
3 pinches crushed red pepper flakes
IPr6h~it oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large skillet, liy chicken breast in vegetable oil
until the chicken just begins to brown. Stir onions,
green beii peppers and red bell peppers into the
skillet with the chicken. Saute until the onions are
translucent. When the vegetables are translucent,
sur inil ii garlic and coconut milk. Let the mixture
copok, 5,to 8 minutes before removing the skillet
from the heat. Season with salt. Chico Black
Pepper& and red pepper flakes. Transfer thf.
mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in a
425 degrees F (220 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes.
or until the vegetables cook down and the chicken
is tender. Makes 12 servings.
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E!Online Moviegoers were just plain mad for Madea. Rothenberg, a
Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Family Reunion', the sequel to Perry's critics.
surprise hit 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman', pulled in $30 million But where
to dominate the weekend box office. can-America
That was almost double the runner-up, Eight Below, whose su- demo, provi
per sled dogs delivered $15.9 million in their second week. crossing-ove
'Madea's Family Reunion', a PG-13 Lionsgate release, stars Rothenberg a
writer-director-producer Perry in several roles including in drag as "definitely re
the ballsy, pistol packing granny. Supporting players include Maya buyers.
Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Jenifer Lewis and Lynn In a press
Whitfield. plays have un
Steve Rothenberg, president of distribution for Lionsgate, said broad spectrum
the company knew the return of the fearless Madea would reso- helping to reach
nate withAfrican-American audiences, as did 'Diary of a Mad Black Despite th
Woman', so they had booked the new movie into more theatres overall box o
than the earlier hit, which debuted as number one exactly a year 'Diary of a M
By Sarah Hall
E!Online Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox are so over the
whole Chandler and Monica routine.
The former 'Friends' twosome is ready to make a return to tele-
vision, with Perry and Cox both inking deals to star in new small-
Perry will be sticking around Peacock headquarters, with a lead-
ing role in Aaron Sorkin's new NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset
Strip. The show centres on the behind-the-scenes action on the set
of a fictional sketch comedy show, similar in style to Saturday Night
Perry will play Matt Albie, a former writer for the show, who
is asked to return after the series' producer quits. Complicating mat-
ters, his character has recently ended a relationship with the show's
leading female cast member, played by Sarah Paulson.
Sorkin has said he wrote the role with Perry in mind, following
the actor's reoccurring guest appearances on 'The West Wing'.
Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet and D.L. Hughley are also at-
tached to star in the ensemble drama. Sorkin will serve as co-execu-
tive producer, along with Thomas Schlamme.
"The problem with getting actors of this calibre is that if the
show doesn't work, Tommy and I can be pretty sure it was our
fault," Sorkin told the Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Cox's new project focuses on a subject matter with
which she's only too familiar tabloid coverage of celebrities.
The actress has signed on to star as tabloid editor Lucy Spiller
in Dirt, a new drama pilot for FX. The series centres on the daily
routine of Cox's character, as she determines which celebs to target
in her publication. Ian Hart is also attached to the project, playing
a neurotic photographer.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Courteney has chosen Dirt for
her return to series television," Nick Grad, the network's vice presi-
dent of original programming, said in a statement Tuesday.
Cox and her husband, David Arquette share executive producer
credits with series director Matthew Carnahan.
Production on the series is scheduled to begin in Los An-
geles later this month.
9 million at 1,483 locations. Madea's return engage-
oked into 2,194 theatres, where it averaged, per
I "whopping" $13,688 despite not being screened for
eas Diary's audience had been 58 per cent Afri-
n women over 35, Reunion had 52 per cent of that
ng that Perry's empowerment-themed sequel is
er to a broader, more ethnical diverse crowd.
also reported that the movie scored a remarkable
recommend" response from 93 per cent of ticket
release, Perry said, "I believe that my films and stage
liversal themes and characters that can appeal to a
m of audiences, and Lionsgate is the ideal partner in
:h these audiences in an innovative and inclusive way."
he big debut for 'Madea's Family Reunion', the
officee was off four per cent from last year, when
[ad Black Woman' was the top draw.
MATTHEW Perry and Courteney Cox are so over the whole
Chandler and Monica routine.
By Josh Grssberg
E!Online For Michael Dougas, these days, greed is not
so good, especially when he's the patsy.
The Wall Street Oscar winner has filed suit against two Boca
Raton, Florida, television production companies for allegedly
misappropriating his mug for commercial gain, according to Fort
Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel newspaper
Douglas' suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauder-
dale, alleges Family Television Studios and Paradigm Media
Group misled the 61-year-old thesp into thinking he was lend-
ing his name and image to an educational initiative when he
agreed to host the Learning About series. He says the compa-
the series as a
.. educational format
that informs the
: viewer on a wide
range of popular
g ing music, history
f $ Instead, the
o complaint states,
S:" the video was
Sglas' star power in
to lure corporate
sponsors to pony
up money for epi-
sodes that never
aired on public
According to court documents obtained by the Sun-Senti-
nel, Douglas was surprised to learn that footage he shot for
Learning About ended up in another programme called Simple
Living without his permission.
Douglas is asking the court to halt the companies from fur-
ther using his name and likeness. He is also seeking all profits
generated from his participation, which his suit claims is in ex-
cess of $5 million because of the harm done to his reputation,
plus more than $75,000 in compensation and additional legal
None of the parties immediately commented on the legal
Douglas' suit is reminiscent of a $25 million complaint
brought by former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite against
another company, WJMK, for allegedly misusing his name and
image in video segments.
As it turns out, Douglas' deal with Family Television in-
cluded a clause stipulating that the actor would lend his ser-
vices to you guessed it WJMK.
Aside from lawsuits, Douglas is looking to reenergise
his movie-star career. Mr. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who
hasn't been seen on the big screen since the 2003 comedy
'It Runs in the Family' with father Kirk Douglas and son
Cameron, has several projects in the pipeline. Among
them: 'The Sentinel', a conspiracy thriller about a spe-
cial agent out to stop the assassination of the President;
the comedy 'You, Me and Dupree' with Owen Wilson, Kate
Hudson and Matt Dillon; and the action-adventure flick,
'Racing the Monsoon', which recalls his swashbuckling
days hunting for buried treasure in 'Romancing the Stone'.