Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00194
 Material Information
Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 4/2/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
Classification: lcc - Newspaper N & CPR
System ID: UF00088915:00194
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"Jeanne Leonard, a spokeswoman for Liberty! Property Tnist, and other local pohlicisans were trying to mediate the dispute.
PHILADELPHIA, tReuters)- Philadelphia's plumb. the bmiding's developer, sard the unnals had been used In man\ The union did not return phone calls seeking comment.
ers are seeing red about an attempt to install other buildings around the country and would cut water use by
"green toilets" in a new high-rise building, say- 1.6 mdhlon gallon, 6 million liters) a year. "We would be frus- WITH THE COMPLIMENTS' OF
~Iing their work may dry up, treated if we are unable to use this technology that's being used in
Plumberrs Union Local 690 has come out against many other places without incident," Leonard said.
the mstallation of waterless urinals in the Comcast Cen- The union opposes the urinals because they do not have water
ter, a 9794foot (300)-meter) building that will be the lines and would therefore require less labour than the traditional PSHESS 491

The Chronicle is at http*//www.guyanachronicle.com

fear for their lives Page two

Taxi driver's
bullet-riddled body
found in Sophia
Page 12

CITY RAID: soldiers deployed in the military-type operation q ,
on the busy Water Street shopping area in Georgetown
yesterday morning. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)


Judge asks Felix to

ust fy wanted bulletin
Court Judge William *- *ay r a le t f a o h i i sioner of Police. to issue a
yesterday ordered Po- a V T a le t e rf rt e rlv wanted bulletin f or the appli-
mmissioner Winston cantss dated 29th day of March.
o justify the wanted has caused the applicants to AK-47 rifles and five pistols re- so. plicants had control. 2006, on the ground that his de-
Sthe Police Force last conclude that the GPF; wants ported stolen from the Guyana Justice Ramlal yesterday Mr Puran also submitted vision is unconstitutional and/
sued for businessman the applicants to meet the fate Defence Force (GDF;) Camp granted a Nisi Order directed to that the newspaper advertise- or in excess of jurisdiction.
Khan and three others of recently wanted men. that is, Ayanganna headquarters in Commissioner Felix ordering ment as set out in the wanted "And it is further ordered
:heir lawyers chal- being dead", they submitted. Georgetown. None of the stolen him to show why a Writ of bulletin by the Police gave the that an Order or Rule Nisi of
the legality of the Po- The Police last week issued guns were found in the wide- Certiorari should not be issued impression that the applicants Mandamus be issued directed to
glaring them wanted a wanted bulletin for Khan and spread raids which appeared to quashing his decision to issue were criminals who were the Commissioner- to show
the others, with their photo- be continuing in Georgetown the wanted bulletin for appli- wanted dead or alive. cause why a Writ of Mandamus
lawyers argued that as graphs, saying they were yesterday when heavily-armed cants Roger Khan, Ricardo Reacting to this submis- should not be issued compelling
a person is wanted, "it "wanted for questioning" in soldiers and Police cordoned off Rodrigues, Paul Rodrigues and sion, the judge suggested that Mr Win~ston Felix, in his caplic-
cessarily mean that the connection with investigations a section of Water Street and Gerald Pereira. The judge's or- the applicants, though not the ity as the Commissioner of Po-
ave sufficient evidence into the discovery of firearms, searched the Swiss House der followed an application by owners of the premises might lice, Guyana, to withdraw the
:e" but said that in the ammunition, drugs and other il- Cambio business place. the applicants for Writs of Cer- have been conspirators, but wanted bulletin hereto exhibited
Khan and the others, the legal items found during the Lawyer~s for the four men tiorar-i and Mandamus. Puran said there was no sugges- and marked "ExA" issued on the
ave not done so. Joint Services operation con- named in the bulletin argued that The ex parte application, tion to infer that the applicants 29th day of March, 2006 against
e fact that the GPF ducted two Sundays ago. the Police cannot issue wanted which was heard in open court, were acting in concert with any- the Applicants.
SPolice Force) has not The Joint Services said the bulletins for questioning people began with Mr Vic Puran, asso- one. "And it is further ordered
e lawful steps to have four-day operation was part of and said if the Police have evi- ciated with other lawyers Mr He contended that the ac- that a sealed and certified copy
;of arrest legally issued, the search for 33 high-powered dence to charge, they should do Glenn Hanoman and Miss tion by Felix was unlawful and of the Motion with the Affida-
Mishka Puran, submitting that asked that the decision be vit in Support together with a
no narcotics had been found in quashed and that the advertise- sealed and certified copy of the
the properties in which the ap- ment be withdrawn. Order Nisi of Certiorari and the
; I ~ ~ ~ S t ~ rAfter hearing the arguments Order Nisi of Mandamus be
a* put forward by Mr Puran, the served on Mr. Winston Felix."
judgee declared: "It is ordered Thmatrwsdjundo
I~rf~rthat an Order Nuisi of Certiorari April 10 before the same judge.
r be issued directed to Winston Yesterday, service of the writ
I~rlL~a5Felix, in his capacity as the was effected by a Marshal of the
Commissioner of Police, Supreme Court on the Commis-
Guyana Police Force to show sioner of Police. A copy of the
cause why a Writ of Certiorari writ will be served on the Attor-
cr t r~,should not be issued quashing ney General tomorrow.
the decision of Winston Felix, The Commissioner and the
in his capacity as the Commis- Attorney General are named re-
~jp t 1~11 s k-~Li ~ 1k~M L~i~48 9 Pspondents in the matter.
In an affidavit in support of
3~ L~i i~~ ~a~the motion, Khan and the oth-
ers say they are businessmen
..- .-- and have declined the invitation
rE BETTEP GSM of the Police Force to go to any
ETWrORk police station.
lj ~c~"We are advised by our at-
torneys that the concept of be-
ing wanted for questioning is for
the Wild West and that the
Commissioner of Police has no
,I i such power under the Police Act,
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Chapter 16:01 of the laws of
Guyana to declare persons
wanted for questioning", they
The men claim the issuance
of the wanted bulletin is a
"blemish to our character and
reputation" and "it is clear that
the bulletin was not for the pur-
pose of informing us because the
bulletin indicated to members of
the press that our photographs
were available at the Police Me
dia and Public Relations Office."
They add: "We are not in
volved in any of the illegal ac
tivities laid out in the said
wanted bulletin.
"We are fearful that some
enthusiastic member of the
Guyana Police Force may seek
to execute this wanted bulletin
and would violate our legal
rights and harm our persons in
sodinghave been further ad-
vised by our Attorneys-at-law
and do verily believe that the
Guyana Police Force in the
presenttoia emsta fhuass n
the stipulated offences set out
in the wanted bulletin."
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and police swooped on a sec-
tion of the bustling Water
Street, Georgetown shopping
district yesterday morning,
sealing it off for a search in
a military-type operation.

There was no official state-
ment on the precision operation
during which security personnel
searched the Swiss House
Cambio on Water Street as hel-
meted soldiers and police in
battle gear took up strategic po-

sitions, guns at the ready.
Huge mlilitary trucks were
positioned to block off the
street as the troops moved in to
cordon off the area for the
Police in a statement said

they conducted early morning
raids in several other areas
within the city but did not men-
tion the major Water Street op-
Police said areas targeted in
those searches were

Campbellville Housing Scheme,
Kitty, Sophia and Middle Road,
La Penitence.
Ten houses were searched in
those raids and 11 persons, in-
cluding a female, were held on
an arrest warrant for simple lar-
ceny, robbery under arms and
Other offences, police reported.
They said three suitcases
with clothing and other items, a
television set, a 40 HP Yamaha
outboard engine and a red and
black motorcycle suspected to
have been stolen or unlawfully
obtained, were seized.
In the absence of any offi-
cial word on the major Joint
Services operation that targeted
Swiss House Cambio, there was
speculation that it was related
to the search by the Joint Ser-
vices for the 33 bigh-powered
AK-47 rifles and five pistols re-
ported stolen more than a
month ago from a storage bond
in the Guyana Defence Forces

(GDF) Camp Ayanganna head-
quarters in Georgetown.
This, however, could not be
officially confirmed and Swiss
House Cambio managers said
they did not know what was
behind the search of the business
In an operation launched
two weeks ago in and around
the city, the Joint Services tar-
geted the Blue Iguana nightclub
and two other popular city
nightspots, among other places.
The Joint Services had said
that that operation, stretched
over four days, would continue
in an effort to recover the AK-
47s and pistols. None of the
missing guns were found in that
exercise and it was not known
if any was found in yesterday's
major operation.
The joint Police and GDF
release last month reported that

also noted that while the
wanted bulletin included drugs,
the word was not in the letter
of response they received from
Deputy Commissioner Henry
Greene to one they wrote Felix
questioning the legality of the
"The insertion of drugs in
the wanted bulletin questions
the bona fides of the Commis-
sioner of Police when he caused
it to be made", they charged.
In his letter. Greene said:
"However, might I inform you
that efforts to contact your ci-
ents in relation to arms and
equipment found at premises
hitherto fore occupied by them,
have proven futile over the past
two (2) weeks. Therefore your
clients are wanted by the Police
in relation to various investiga-
tions currently under way. If
needs be they will be arrested."
Puran told the Chronicle
td ss ng hde iss the me i
of the Police bulletin, noting

that while the bulletin had in-
cluded [illegal] drugs, Greene's
letter included only arms and
Greene's letter stated that
the men "seem to have formed
conclusions for which they have
no basis. Some of theml were
previously in Police custody
and suffered no harm.
This was most likely in re-
sponse to the part of the law-
yers' initial correspondence
which stated that the wanted
men had no confidence in Felix
and in the Force under him, and
were fearful that their legal
rights would be violated while
in custody.
Greene also issued a warn-
ing: directed to Puran and
Hanoman themselves that if
they were aware of their clients'
whereabouts and failed to no-
tify, or turn them over to, the
law enforcement authorities,

they may be "held accountable"
for their conduct in that regard.
'May I again urge that you
cooperate with the law enforce,,
ment authorities in this matter'
Greene stated'
The Police on Wednesday
evening put out a wanted bulle-
tin for Khan, whose business
places, in and around
Georgetown, were raided in re-
cent joint operations by the Po-
lice Force and the Guyana De-
fence Force.
Those named in the bul-
letin are Paul Rodrigues of 29
Dadanawa Street, Section
'K', Campbellville, Ricardo
Rodrigues of Bel Air Springs,
Shaheed Khan, also known as
Roger Khan of 133 Rotunda
Place, D'Aguiar's Park, Hous-
ton, and Gerald Pereira of 86
Lanisaha Springs,
Georgetown. (GEORGE

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been a negotiating or decision-
making session but an "exchange

overcoming differences on cutting

Trade Organisation's Doha
Round which aims to create a
new world trade order that
would raise millions of people
from poverty.
"'There is a possibility of
agreeing these modalities by the
end ofApril," said Mandelson.

U.S. TradeRepresentative Rob 'Foreign Minister Celso
Portman at a news conference Amorim.
at the end of two days of talks Amorim stressed the get-
with European Trade together, which followed
Commissioner Peter gloomy meetings last month in
Mandelson and Brazilian London and Geneva, had not

"We didn't always agree
but we agreed we need to keep
trying. ... I believe we inched
closer to resolution," said

(Reuters) Faltering talks on
a global trade deal inched
forward in meetings in Rio de
Janeiro and an April 30

deadline for ,agreement on
cutting tariffs on farm and
manufactured goods could still
be met, said Brazilian, U.S.
and European officials

By Mariam Karouny

BHAGDAD (Reuters) Leaders

Alianc beeocr ngd pbicl y
for the first time yesterday
for Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step
down as prime minister to
break iveeks of deadlock over
a nationaSI unimb hoeencmen .

came down, the military said. It
did not know if the crew
A militant group said it shot
down the aircraft near Baghdad
and a local official said residents
saw a two-seater Apache
gunship take fire and crash.
The move against Jaafari,
declared publicly by one leader
and echoed, anonymously, by
others came as parties held their
latest round of talks on a grand
coalition with Kurds and
Sunnis. They remain adamant in
their rejection of Jaafari.
Those talks, which officials
hope can ultimately avert civil
war, ended yesterday's session
with a significant compromise
deal on how security issues will
be handled once a cabinet is
A U.S. diplomat reiterated it
was Washington's "analysis
thattJaafkari ha nt ascef we
minister his ability to unite
Iraqis and his competence as a
leader. But, he stressed to
reporters, "We have no
He deemed comments from
rival Shi'ite leaders that
President George W. Bush had

A top aide to Jaafari
immediately rejected the call.
U.S. military spokesmen

heli ptesr nly that it wnt
down southwest of Baghdad
around dusk and "the status of
the crew is unknown." The
little known Rashedeen Army

It ntm saefoe te iointa y
statement that it shot down a
helicopter near Yusuflya.
A local official in the town
said residents saw an Apache
come down and crash. The area
is a refuge for Sunni insurgents
who have claimed the
downings of many of the more
than 50 helicopters lost in three
years of war-
A Marine involved in a
clash with insurgents on Friday
died, brmngmg the number of
deaths in March among U.S.
troops to 30, the lowest
monthly toll in two years. But
Iraqi casualties have been
Jaafari won the Alliance
nomination inanmiternal ballot
in February by a single vote
over the candidate of the bloc's
most powerful party, aided by
Iranian-backed cleric Moqtada
al-Sadr. .
ofBuats senior se anc
anonymously, said four of
seven main groups within the
bloc now wanted him to give
up the nomination for a second
term if, as is all but certain, he
fails within a day or two to
persuade Sunni and Kurdish
parties to drop their refusal to
serve in a cabinet under him.
"Daoud's call is supported
by at least 60 per cent of
Alliance members of
parliament," another senior
Alliance official from another
group within the bloc told
"e needatnothe 24hours

The United States, anxious
for calm that would let it start
pullingdout its troopsfolla:
coalition seen as critical to
stemming sectarian violence
that has killed hundreds since
a major Shi'ite shrine was
bombed month ago.
Privately, rival Alliance
leaders have been turning
against Jaafari but the call
yesterday was their first public
sitaeds against J afari, who

v"ioncenand bols ter the

"'"onsmsalso view the
soft-spoken Islamist
physician's reliance on
the Iranian-backed Sadr
with suspicion.

directly asked them to drop
U.S. and Iraqi officials say
a unity gvrmamt bmcr m an

election, is vital to averting all-
out war after five weeks of
spiralling sectarian bloodshed,
"I call on Jaafari to take a
courageous step and set a fine

The Monitor, along with
Iraqi and U.S. officials, has
denied any negotiations took
place to secure her release, a week
after three Western Christian
peace activists were rescued by
U.S. special forces.
Carroll has told Islamic Party
leader Tareq al-Hashemi, whose
moderate Sunni group urged her
release, that she did not know
who kidnapped her. But she said
she had been well treated and
described her captors as
According to Carroll, she
was kept in a darkened room for
most of her captivity. She likened
it to living in a "cave" with few
sounds and only a trickle of
information from the outside
world, could earn her a publishing
Carroll's captors had one
final demand the night before her
release: In return for her freedom,
she had to make a video praising
her captors and attacking the
United States.
The video, which has
sparkedecriticism against Carroll
on conservative Internet sites,
appeared on a jihadist Web site
that also shows videos of
beheadings and attacks on
American forces, the paper said.
Carroll told her father
that she felt compelled to
make statements strongly
critical of President George W.
Bush and his policy in Iraq to
secure her freedom, the
newspaper said.

By Jason Szep

BOSTON (Reuters) Freed
American journalist Jill
Carroll will return from
Baghdad in a few days, her
newspaper said on Friday, as
details emerged of her 82-day
captivity in a cave-like room
sealed off from the world by
Islamic militants who
threatened to kill her if she
co berated with Americans
The Christian Science
Monitor, where the 28-year-old
worked as a freelancer when she
was kidnapped on January 7,
said Carroll was warned that she
may be killed if she talked with
U.S. officials after her release.
After her kidnappers
dropped her off at the Iraqi
Islamic Party office in Baghdad
on Thursday, Carroll was at first
reluctant to go with an American
mlitar ecrt to the fortified
Green Zone, headquarters of the
U.S. military, her newspaper said.
Her kidnappers said the
Green Zone had been infiltrated
by Islamic militants and Carroll
might be killed if she cooperated
with the Americans, the Monitor
said in a report, quoting the
journalist's family.
A Baghdad correspondent
for the newspaper, Scott
Peterson, convinced Carroll it
was safe and persuaded her over
the telephone that it was the best
course of action, the report said.
Since she was freed, Carroll
has met with friends in Baghdad

and undergone medical checks,
said the Monitor's Washington
bureau chief, David Cook.
He said Carroll would return
to the United States in the next
couple of days to see her family
and "decompress" before
appearing at the newspaper's
Boston headquarters for a
celebration and a news

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim
al-Jaafari speaks to
reporters during a news
conference in Baghdad in
this March 23, 2006 file
photo. Leaders of Iraq's
ruling Shi'ite Alliance bloc
called publicly for the first
time on April 1, 2006 for
Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step
down as prime minister. (Al

example by stepping down,"
Kasim Daoud, a senior member
of the independent group within
the Alliance, told Reuters.

Jill Carroll, freelance writer
for The Christian Science
Monitor, .is seen in
Baghdad, iraq March 30,
2006 shortly after her
release after 83 days as a
hostage. (Scott Peterson/
The Christian Science

"We'll have a better fix on
how she's doing when we lay
eyes on her, which we hope will
not be too much longer," Cook
told Reuters.

partner and another man. ANSA
news agency said Alessi told
prosecutors the child had been
killed because he was crying.
Two masked men armed
with a knife took Tommaso after
they had entered the family
home and bound and ga ed the

have been dema deda ecn
suspect u hos fnegn rpit

by the intruders to bind the
Onofri family had also
confessed to the kidnapping.

appealed for 'Tommaso's
rleas .
reSt te television RAI said
police were searc ing for
Tommaso's body near a river
near Parma in northern Italy

maaon rio dA esea aho
worked at the Onofri family's

chlAlessi Ildin estigtodo h
where the body was dumped'
television said.
Police detained Alessi. his

By Silvia Aloisi
ROME, Reuters Asick 18-
month-old toddler, whose
kidnapping in Italy transfixed
the nation, has been killed,
Itabian television said

suffeorn rn e~pile y, wh
s atcelld from his home on

Prominent figures from
Pope Benedict and politicians to
singers and soccer players

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ready to return home


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NEll' YORK. (Reutersl -
Thousands of immigrants
and their supporters
chanted, blew whistles and
waved flags from dozens of
Latino American countries
yesterday as they marched

A festive crowd of more
than 10,000 people shouted
"We are all Americans," and
carried banners in Spanish and
English saying "We are not
criminals" and "Immigrant rgh7ts
are human rights" in their trek
from Brooklyn across the East
River to Manhattan.
"We are workers not
terrorists," said Augustin
Rangel, 40, who came from
Mexico four years ago and has
two jobs as a painter and bar
worker. "We work hard for this
country and for our families. We
want the same rights as
everyone else."
The New York protest was
the largest of several held across
the country in the Los Angeles
area and other cities.
The rally point in New
York was the square outside the
Federal Plaza building in
Manhattan where immigrants
line up on weekdays to have
federal officials process their
visas. Yesterday, it was a
colourful sea of flags and
resembled street festival with
children, parents, and senior
Camella Pinkney-Price of
the Hispanic Evangelical
Churches said the march was
held to protest an immigration
bill that would criminalise
anyone who helped any of the
nation's estimated 11 million
undocumented workers.
"We want to sayl that we
deserve to be legal," she said.
"Why are people called illegal
immigrants when they have shed
blood, sweat and tears to work
in this country?"


The flashpoint for protests
in the past several weeks has
been debate in Congress on an
overhaul of immigration laws
that could toughen enforcement
and tighteri border security.
The House of
Representatives passed a bill

thec construction of a 700-mile

The Senale iis debaing an
alternantethal proudeilsaway H
for remlporar! wo:rkesrs as wesll
as illegal Iimmigrants to
eventually becomez U.S
citizens, as well as toughen
workplace enforcement of
immigration rules. It also

George W. Bush.
Jose Richards, who came
to the United States in the
1960s and remains here legally,
carried a Jamaican flag as a
banner that said '"Leave no
immigrant behind."
"I do not support the part
of the bill that makes
undocumented immigrants
felons," he said. "We are not
Julio Diaz, 30, an illegal
immigrant cafeteria worker
who came to the United States
at age 17 from Veracruz,
Mexico, marched with his wife
and two children, ages seven
and eight, who carried
American flags.
"We came today to
support legalising immigrants
like me," he said. "We don't
need amnesty but we would
like temporary visas so we
don'trisk our lives crossing the
border to visit our families.
"I pay taxes and I work
In Costa Mesa, California,
about 40 miles (64 km) south
of Los Angeles, an estimated
1,'500 people turned out amid
wind and rain to protest the
bill and praise the contributions
Javier Bonales, an official
with the local arm of the
International Brotherhood of
Teamsters, a powerful union
of transportation and freight
workers, pushed for boycott.
"On May I we are
planning a great American
boycott, he said. "For one day,
we will just not go to work and
not buy anything. We will stay
home and we will show our
duIj~plit foi alf'these: workers.Y
The mostly young and
Latino crowd marched around
city hall, waving U.S. and
Mexican flags. School buses
dropped off loads of
demonstrators while a heavy
police presence kept an eye on
the boisterous, but peaceful,
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 2, 2006

TdE * IN


IN OUR sister daily edition yesterday, further
Coverage was given to the ongoing verbal ex-
changes between the Police and lawyers over
four Guyanese nationals, among therin busi-
nessman Roger Khan for whom a
"wanted bulletin" was issued last week by the
As this controversy deepens, with warnings from both
sides to resort to options open to them, a crucial ques-
tion is: What has happened to the mysterious and most
nerve-wracking disappearance of 33 AK-47 rifles and
five pistols from the guarded storage bond of the Guyana
Defence Force (GDF) as first disclosed by the Army more
than a month ago?
There is the general understanding that the Guyana

Suriname, has already reported progress, with the ar-
rest of six people, among them Surinamese soldiers,
:~in c~ontiebtion wNith a' ri~ajortheft of arr17s, ammui~nitrierandc
grenades from an arms depot in that country.
As previously noted, it was following Suriname's dis-
closure of that arms and ammunition theft that we were
to learn of the unprecedented scale of arms theft from
the GDF.
In the face of public apprehension over sensitive na-
tional security matters, and the climbing rates of mur-
der and armed robberies, it is most reasonable to ask
of the Army and Police what progress they are really
making, if any, in recovering those stolen 33 AK-47 rifles
and five pistols.

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Probing of alarming bugged 'talk'

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Police Force does not have any legal power to compel
anyone to "visit"', or show up at a Police station to assist
an inquiry into' a repirrted criminall malstte~r, be it discovi~ery
of illegal guns, drugs, or else.
It is also known that if the investigating Police are in
possession of enough relevant evidence, then a war-
rant for the arrest of persons being sought could be is-
sued and charges imposed to have them placed before
a court of law.
However, while the Police and lawyers for the four
men on a "wanted list" are sorting out their next respec-
tive moves, the Guyanese public needs to know why the
GDF has gone silent, after an initial flow of communica-
tion via the media, on its hunt for those very dangerous
high-powered rifles?
However much ~we may sympathise with the chal-
lenges facing both the GPF and the GDF, this business
of such a massive theft of sophisticated arms from un-
.der the very nose, so to speak, of our Army, is certainly a
legitimate' public coricern.
Are the six soldiers initially confined to base by the
GDF, following the discoveryr" of the sensational arms
theft, still in detention? And if internal inquiries have
made that no longer necessary assuming this to be
the case then why the silence on further initiatives,
without having to divulge sensitive intelligence informa-
In contrast, Guyana's border neighbour

try requiring the Police Commis-
sioner to meet with ANY "num-
ber one" Guyanese leader.
The governing People's
Progressive Party has claimed
that the Felix-Williams conver-
sation, as recorded, reveals a
plot" by the main opposition
party, PNCR, to "subvert the
electoral process" for the sched-
uled general election not later

alleged involvement of former
Home Affairs Minister Ronald
Gajraj in extra-judicial killings
by a phantom 'death
squad', and disclosures of his
bugged conversations, the
Guyana Government had ap-
pointed in March 2005 a high-
level independent Presidential
Commission of Inquiry to inves-
tigate the "credibility" of the al-
legations and make public their
The Minister was exoner-
ated from any implications of
involvement in extra-judicial
killings, even on the basis of his
bugged telephone conversations,
though his relationship with at
least two individuals of notori-

body should explain why the
range of sensitive political and
security issues discussed must
now be simply ignored as "a
private conversation".
If there is really no external
diplomatic interest in maintain-

THE Guyana BarAssociation Ac
(GBA) and Guyana Trades featu
Union Congress (GTUC) Assoc
have, in separate statements pared
last week, focused on the
right to privacy aspect of
the illegal wiretap of a
conversation between the .
country's Police Commis-
sioner, Winston Felix, and
the Vice-Chairman and
parliamentarian of the
main opposition
People's National Con-
gress Reform (PNCR).
This development was
the subject of my column last
Sunday. But, given the evi-
dent serious political, BHA
social and security implica-
tions it warrants revisiting to- Unior
day. dorse

t least a distinguishing
re of the Bar
iation's statement, com-
Swith that of the'Ik~ades

airport, slaughtered eight
people and unleashed a
reign of terror in the vil-
lage community of

At issue is not only
whether a Police
Commissioner has the right to
privacy in his telephone conver-
sation, without having to worry
about unlawful bugging. He is,
unequivocally, entitled like
all of us to such a basic right.
Rather, a pertinent question
is whether the Commissioner
should not also be mindful of
the nature of his telephone con-
versation with a politician,
even one with whom he
apparently has a chummy re-
lationship to judge from the
recorded familiarity in dis-
cussing sensitive matters of
huge national significance.
Like, for instance, state se-
curity, governance arrange-
ments, in relation to the com-
ing election, and respect for the
rights of others, among them
identified public officials in the
private and state sector.
Such a professional/moral
obligation seems relevant, in
fairness to Felix himself
and consistent with his office
of chief security officer and the
law enforcement institution he
represents in the national inter-
The crucial issue, of
course, is how could such and
other relevant questions be
considered in the absence of
any inquiry internal or
Some have emotionally
called for Commissioner Felix's
resignation while others think
that no less than an internal in-
quiry, headed by a judge, is the
least of actions that should be
pursued by the government of
President Bharrat Jagdeo.
Against the background of
the political uproar over

than August 4 this year.
It is an allegation that the
PNCR has strongly rejected,
even as it maintains its pres-
sures, with picketing demon-
strations and hostile
salvos, against the Guyana
Elections Commission and
the government for a post-
ponement of the poll beyond
August 4.
Over then, to GECOM on
elections-readiness. And
over also to Police
Commissioner Felix, Home
Affairs Minister Gail

ing the status quo in essence
leaving things as they are so far
as the Felix-Williams "talk" goes
- then what should the public
expect in this affair from the
What about the expletives
and racist remarks? What
about arrangements for the
coming general election and
related sensitive issues of
"extension" of a
government's mandate?
Or, for that matter, security
and possession of firearms at
the stadium for Cricket World
Cup 2007, as well as killings
at Burton and the strange talk
about causing a "diversion" at
a media briefing when the criti-
cal issue of the Agricola mas-
sacre came up at question
There is also that intrigu-
ing reference to a politician, re-
ferred to as "Number One",
who the Commissioner is re-
ported as saying, that had he
known he was back in the coun-
try, "I would have set up some-
thing tonight...I ain't know he
come back..."
Who is 'Number 1", and
why the anxiety for the
Commissioner's meeting with
him, at night, if necessary? Af-
ter all, there was no prior re-
porting in the local media of any
issue/development in the coun-

made for a "Lfull and complete
investigation of all aspects of
the matter" of the recorded
The Ge'orgetown-based
CARICOM Secretariat,
which is monitoring current
controversies over arrange-
ments for the coming general
election, scheduled constitu-
tionally for not later than

n Congress, was its en-
ment of calls otherwise

Strangely, both the lawyers
body and that of a truncated
labour organisation, avoided
even a single comment on any
aspect of the serious nature of
the estimated 17-minute con-
versation itself.
Yet, they would be aware
that the illegal bugging and the
nature of the controversial
conversation should not, in all

August 4, may also wish to
pay heed to the political
~and security implications of
the illegally taped Felix-Wil-
.. liams conversation.
p? a:ri'~ti Particularly since a pos-
sible extension of the life of the
~%i~ll1government, is involved,
~Yie~should the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM) fail to
meet the August 4 deadline,
GAIL TEIXEIRA with its related problems for

ety and the procedures by
which he had issued firearm li-
cences came under strong criti-
cisms. .
Now we come to the bug-
ging drama of 2006 and the claim
of Police Commissioner Felix
that he has committed no
wrongs by the nature of his
conversation and, therefore,
does not contemplate resigna-

In my reckoning, and based
on conversations held with at-
torneys at law and social com-
mentators, since there should be
no serious technical difficulties
in verifying the voices in the un-
lawful tape recording. some-

an interim governance arrange-
ment as discussed in that
taped conversation.
The bugged conversa-
tion, as is known, occurred
shortly after a group
of men, dressed like po-
licemen and armed with
sub-machine guns, had cor-
doned off a section of the
main highway linking the
city and the international

fairness to the national interest,
be separated.
Certainly not in view of the
very sensitive issues raised in
the conversation and now very
much in the public domain with
its broadcast and publication of
the transcript. Both the illegal
wiretap and the nature of the
controversial "'private talk" con-
stitute an alarming development.

Teixeira, and Attorney Gen-
eral Doodnauth Singh, on
where Gisyana goes from
here on that alarming wire-
tapped talk between Felix
and Williams.

age 6 & 27.p65

11'hile the U S. played a sig-
nificanl role In Initiatung action at
the W'orld Trade Organisation
(WTO) w~hlch led to the loss of
preferential mnarkets In the EU for
bananas. and Washmgton should
play an acutle part In finding a
soluto:n to the adverse effect on
the region, the EUL Is also a cru-
cial player.
This same argument holds
good fo:r enme and security in the
The rise of drug trafficking
fro-m Siouth Amenca through the
Caribbetan is targeted as much to
E~urope as It Iis to the United
States. The EUI. therefore. has as
much interest In addressing ttus
problem as does the Uinited
Stales. The presence of Euro-
pean te~rntoncs In the Canlbbean
- the Bnlish and Dutch overseas
erm~ones~ and the French De~part-
mecnts bolster the fundamntcnal
Imlportance of the EU's continued
and acute parucipation In con-
trlbuting to the Caribbean's
struggle witlh seiurity issues
And. ll should be the Canb-
be~an that takes the lead In pre-
panng the discussion papers for
such a conference. After all. Car-
ibbean countries should best
know what their problems are,
and they should be in the best
position to determine the solu-
tions including what assistance
they need from the international
community and in which areas.
Amongst these should be: a
programme of adjustment for
Caribbean economies, including
how they will diversify away
from traditional agricultural com-
modity exports which can no
longer compete; and a plan for a
mutual regional security sySti~m
with reciprocal obligations that
embraces all the players in the
Caribbean, including the U.S.,
Britain, France and the Nether-
If such a conference will
truly be convened in 2007,
work on the preparation of its
working documents by the
Caribbean's most able people
drawn from the universities
and the public and private sec-
tors should start now. (Re-
sponses to:
ronaldsanders29 @hotmail.com)

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the~~~ Crben



1s the devil stallcing T&tT?

while making h~is getaway. The
murderer menacingly pointed his
gunl at people driving their cars,
My friends, fearing for their
lives and for their six-year-old,
slammed on the gas to get out
of harm's way.
They're now pleading with
my husband and I to follow
them to get out of the hell hole
that Trinidad is becoming.
I joke with my husband that
we cannot even consider going
to his country, Iraq, because of
the continuing violence and
bloodshed there. So we will re-
main in the lesser of the two
Crime is also beginning to
bite into the tourism industry in
sister-isle Tobago. It was just a
matter of time before foreigners
blanked Tobago because of the
robbery, rape and violence
against them.
Tour operators in the United
Kingdom, the largest tourist
market for Tobago, sent letters

to Tourism Secretary Neil Wil-
son expressing concern about
the crime situation on the is-
More damaging is the fact
that the tour operators, ac-
knowledging their responsibility
to their clients, have begun
warning British holiday makers
about visiting Tobago.
I've long stopped inviting
friends to Trinidad. I'm afraid I
can't guarantee their safety. So
I've stopped gloating about eat-
ing peppery doubles on the side
of the road, taking a drive up to
Maracas Bay just to eat freshly
fried shark and bake or a drive
down to Debe in the Southlands
to eat all types of Indian delica-
cies standing on the pavement.
But with all the trouble
that has befallen the land, I
haven't lost my faith,
It is really the only thing
that is keeping me sane
these days, as I battle the
daily demons.

killers of kidnapped 64-year-old
Trini-American Baliram
Maharal whose body parts were
found in two containers and
buried in separate shallow
How do these evil stalkers
begin to conceptualise these aw-
ful deeds? Burying a woman
still alive and chopping a man
in several pieces and burying
them in two graves? Sounds like
something out of a Stephen
King or Dean Coontz book.
The reality is that crime is
taking a toll on the psyche of
., Despite all the evidence of
a very buoyant energy-pro-
pelled economy, crime is con-
tinuing to drive people out of
the country.
In two weeks time, I'm go-
ing to be saying farewell to an-
other family who will be mak-
ing Dubai their new home.
SIf ever they had doubts
about packing up and moving,

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

INC THE middle of last week,
standing in my kitchen, a
preacher on radio was asking
whether the devil was walk-
ing the land of Trinidad and
I didn't wait to hear his an-
swer but muttered angrily that
the devil really seemed to be in
control of the country these
The night before I had
heard about the very awful and
brutal murder of the six-year-
old boy Sean Luke, sodomised
to death with a piece of sugar
cane and then buried in a shal-
low grave in a cane field. The
autopsy revealed that Sean's in-
ternal organs were~ruptured
when the cane stalk was pushed
through his body, reaching to
the chest cavity.
I'm sure you're shuddering
as you read this. Tears too.
Many people who don't know
this beautiful child cried, imag-
ining his pain and suffering at the
hands of a monster/monsters.
People called on the radio
stations, choking back their
tears. Some could hardly finish
a sentence. Men and women.
How in God's name can this
happen to one of ours? -
I felt embarrassed that l had
to write this tragic piece of
news of the little boy for an in-
ternational audience to read.
What would people in far away
countries, reading this horrible
>article think about Trinidadians?
What manner of monsters and
fiends are stalking this land, they
may ask. Have we lost the es-
sence of our humanity?

begiA eo escb tese lwad we
forcement officers who are sup-
posed to protect and serve but
who failed to immediately jump
into their vans and cars and join
the scores of villagers in their
search for Sean who had disap-
peared a few hours earlier?
There was no response
from the police Sunday, neither
on Monday. They only re-
sponded when mom, Pauline
Lum Fai, in all her desperation
decided to report his disappear-
ance to the U.S. embassy since
Sean was an American citizen,
having been born there but liv-
ing most of his life in Trinidad.
On Monday, his pants and
underwear were found. By
Tuesday, with the help of
tracker dogs, the broken body of
the little boy was found in a
shal m m deaccn ed him as
being very friendly, someone
who could talk the ear off any-
one. We can only imagine this
innocent chatterbox, full of sto-
ries and giggles.
Sean Luke is the second
boy buggered arid killed this
Last month, the body of 12-
year-old Dane Andrews was
found in a crocodile-infested
pond near his home. An au-
topsy showed he was buggered.
No one has yet been ar-
rested. The trail has gone cold,
police say.
There's also the constant
reminder in the media about the
unsolved murder of ll-year-old
Akiel Chambers whose body
was found at the bottom of a
swimming pool in 1998. An au-
topsy also found that he was
buggered before has,death.

Scan's death br-ought the
country s murder toll to 102 up
to March 28. At the time of writ-
ing, there had been 43 murders
for the month. In February there
were 20 and in January, 38.
Monsters, devils, evildoers.
all varieties of people without
a semblance of conscience in
their souls are all around us in
this land.
They are also responsible
for burying alive 45-year-old
Samdaye Rampersad.
Kidnapped last November,
Rampersad, whose kindness
was described as legendary in
her neighbourhood, was taken
by gunmen from outside the
small shop she ran in front of
her home.
An autopsy concluded that
she died from asphyxiation by
dirt, indicating that she was
thrown alive into the makeshift
grave, which police discovered
last January.
How can I also describe the

an incident two weeks ago, ce-
mented their view that they
were making the right decision.
Turning into their street, they
came face to face with a gunman
who minutes earlier, had bra-
zenly killed a vegetable vendor
and apparently crashed his car

pean beet sugar pxlducers pre-
cipltated the EU c~ur in pn-ces to
CA9RICOM1 sugar producers. As
the same time. Brazil has led
the UrN peacekeeping forces In
Harll. and it is a pleading voice
mn negotiations at the W'TO. al-
though again sis agenda for
surs In subsidies and reduction
of laniffs is out of syne with the
Interess of the smaller
CARICOM countries which
continue to requireC prolreclonS
andl longer penlods of adlust-
ment If their economies are to
sur Ive.
And. nolwithstanding the
stridency in the relationship be-
tweern the U.S and Venezuela.
the Caribbean should w~ant a se-
nior representative of President
Hugo Chavez's governmment at
the conference table. The Ven-
ezuelan offer of deferred pay-
ment for a part of the cost of
oil supplies to Caribbean coun-
tries is not without significant
difficulties to these territories
including increase in their al-
ready burdensome debt, and
these difficulties should be con-
sideled int m~~'rultiiatkd acon-
ference which is sincerely con-
cerned with the plight of the
Mexico has tended to view
the Caribbean through the prism
of the North American Free
Trade Area (NAFTA) where it
secured an advantage over the
Caribbean for exports into the
U.S., indeed causing several en-
terprises in the region to col-
lapse. Its principal interest in
the region has been Cuba. But,
Mexico remains a big player in
the hemisphere, and a more

By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business
exrecutiv;e and former
Caribbean diplomat who
publishes widely on small
states in the global commu-

AFTER U.S. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice had
a meeting with CARICOM
Foreign M~inisters in Mlarch,
an editorial in the Barbados
Nation Newspaper pro-
claimed: "Nothing new from
Rice Mleeting".
Righrfully,. the edulonal sur-
mised shal "'no more than a on-
hour wrorkring session''produrced
.'nothing n\ew of slgnifiance"In
the U.S.-CARICOM realaton-
The agreement "on the im-
portance of the international
community remaining engaged
in Haiti over the long term, in
order to promote stability and
socio-economic progress" was
the least they could say.
Except for one line, the joint
'pr6sf shithinde~ffissuedlit the
end of the meeting which was
held in the Bahamas, tended to
confirm the conclusion of the
Nation's editorial.
The single sentence that
tantalised the reader declared:
"They agreed to convene a
Conference on the Caribbean at
a mutually convenient time in
It has to be assumed that
this proposed 'Conference on
the Caribbean' will be a full-
blown discussion of the enor-
mous challenges and threats that

confront the Carribbean from
loss of preferential markets for
traditional exports, through de-
creased aid and miestment and
the adverse effects of drug traf-
fickling. to the surinal of the
unique Caribbean culture and
And, if indeed. the Confer-
ence on the Canbbean wi~ll tackle
these issues. it has to be further
assumed that the~r members of
the Intrrruianona community
writh a Canbbean interest such
as Bntain, France and The NetLh-
erlands w\ill be Invitled to aliend
as well as the European lnio~n
4 EU I, the International Mon-
etary Fund (IMhF). the World
Bank; and the Inter-Amencan
Developments Bank~ (LDB).
Similariv, it is assumed that
the Dominican Republic and
Haiti will be asked to attend
since they are amongst the larg-
est countries in the region.
Predictably, Cuba which
should also be present at such
a meeting will not be invited
in keeping with current U.S.
policy. But, there is every rea-
son why Canada and Mexico,
and now Venezuela and Brazil
should be asked to attend.
Canada has traditionally
played an important role in de-
velopment assistance in the
Commonwealth Caribbean, and
it has strengthened its contribu-
tion to the Caribbean by its
more recent involvement in
Brazil too is emerging as a
significant player in the region
even though not always with
approval. Its challenge at the
WTO of EU subsidies to Euro-

thoughtful focus on the region
wo~uld be helpful
If. indeed, it Is such a con-
ference lalbeir w~ithour CubaL
Ihat the U.S. Secretary of Slate
and CARICOML~ Foreign Milnls-
Iers enviiaged. then It should be
we~lomezdasitong o\ erdue
One cannote Imagine that
what the UI.S Secretary of Slate
and CARICOMl Forelgn Mlnlj-
Iers had in mind wat stnerly a
conferences on the Caribbean be-
tween themselves. For, if that
is the case. what has been the fo-
c~us olf these meetings between
Ms Rice and CARICOM For-
eign Ministers, three of which
have been held since she as-
sumed the office of Secretary of
In any event, a bilateral
meeting between the U.S. and
CARICOM countries could
hardly be classified as a "Con-
ference on the Caribbean", and
a U.S.-CARICOM encounter -
even if it lasted a day rather than
an hour could not deal with the
myriad other conjunctures of the
Caribbean with the international
Of immediate importance to
Caribbean countries is their
trade, aid and investment rela-
tionship with the EU where they
have lost preferential markets for
sugar and bananas creating deep
anguish over the level and dura-
tion of compensation that they
require to adjust their economies
and fmnd gainful employment for
their people.

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GCYA~tNA'S civil e~ngineering
technological caplacity has
been significantly boosted
with the acquisition of' the
first $25M\ cone penetromelrter
byv the local engineering firm
B.K. In~e~ternatiol.
Thle use of the state ofI the
art( equipment obtalined from
Italy was demonstrated yester-
day at Tuschen, East Bank
Essequibo with Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds and Minister of
Transport and Hydraulics, Mr
Harry Narine Nawbatt witness-
ing the operation.
The equipment was secured
as part of a contract for refur-
bishing sea defence on the
8,ssequibo Coast, Tuschen and
Hague in Region Three (West
Demerara/Essequibo Islands)
totalling some four kilometres
and funded by the European
Union (EU) to the tune of $3.6
Under the terms of agree-
ment, on completion of the con-
tract the equipment will be
handed over to the Government
of Guyana.
Officials of B.K. Inlterna-
tional, which is refurbishing sea
defences on the Essequibo
Coast and in Region Three. told
the Sunday Chr~onicle that the
penetr~ometer has distinct ad-
vantage~s over the traditional
laboratoryl testing of soil chat-
aIcteristics which i; cr`uciall in the
design alnd execution of sea~ dc-
fenlce wor~s.
TIhe offlicia~ls explainel !hat
theL stateC ofL thec arlt equipment
can dol so~il ana~lysis on Site and 1
prm"\idc the results~ immediately lcr
w~hich~ savsc al lot ofI timelL and
"ic; les mch morei- ac~curate calli-

Chiei f Excutiivc Off~iceri of

cB.K.t! Intrnatlciol nal. Mr Bnan
T\iwari silds tht ror the Sac- l\
qu~oirenm o the.l eq ~uipment. i

wlleek lori resu~lts il be chined.

f'or the etermlnination1 of soil
c~har~acterIistics aInd allows fotr
better~l deCSignting~ o prlojct'CS he-
cause obtaining a wider sample
of soil chara;cteristics is now
N~awbatt had similar views
and said he was satisfied that
civil enlgineering in Guyanal has
moved a step further.
Cone penetrometer technol-
ogy (CPT) is a method of pro-
vidling "real-time" datli for use
in characterising the subsurface,
as opposed to older methods of
analysing subsurface condi-
tions in the laboratory. It con-
sists of a steel cone that is hy-
draulically pushed into the
proulnd at up to 40,000 pounds
Sensors on the tip of the
cone collect data. Standard cone
penetrometers collect
information to classify
soil type by using sen-
Ssors that measure cone.
tip pressure and fric-
Stion. CPT is often
used in conjunction
with Hydropunch
tests, which use the
CPT holes to extract
.ground water for labo-
ratory analysis. An in-
nov ation of the CP1 ?
allows. multiple CPT I4.
tools to be in:er-
change~d dur-ing: a silil -
penetration. withour
withdrawing the CPT :
rod string from1 the rtld

Initially devecloped ~
to collect in'olrmation i
atbout soil chara';cteris- I
tics. as sens or. techlno~l-
ogy was devetloed. I
CPT` also, became a i
p'latfrmhl for co~llectlin~ i
informationn~abut \ava i
riety ~ ~ ~ ofcnaiat'
Recet adancein

expandedt co~ne peni-

of petrcleumll bydrol~car~--

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krs, compI~oundts. mtc~c- I
als, radcioactivity. ex- :
plosives. and soil re

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(From page three)
they set up checkpoints along the lower East Coast
Demerara and Georgetown and conducted roadblocks and cor-
don and search operations aimed at apprehending criminals
and seizing illegal firearms and ammunition.
Several persons were charged after that operation for il-
legal possession of arms and~ammunition and other offences
and Police last week issued a wanted bulletin for business-
manl Roger Khan and three others saying they were "wanted
for questioning" in connection with anns, ammunition, drugs
and other illegal items found in that exercise. (See other story
on page one).
The Police and Army had also reported detaining more
than 175 motor vehicles, many: of thern heavily tinted and
some with questionable documents.
On Mlrch 19). GD~F troops anld policemen swooped on
allI of Khan's known! businesses in Georgetow~n - DreamE~orks
Housing Developmeml in Glarn:ett Street: the Reecf Club at1
601. Station Street. K~itty. andl the Malster's Toulch C'arpet
Cleaners at 2nd Street~. 13e! Air Village. They allso cardchd
his private residence in Rotundali Pla\ce. D'Agulilar's Parlk, oni
the southern fringes ofI Ge~orgelownl ~ndl dleployedc a teamn to
Knlow Islanld in; the lissequibo Riiler. w\here he: an~l clwnsi a

Cordlon andi sear~clch were2i also~ icond~ufctd atI thc popubul~l
Buddyl\'s Nighr C'ilub In Sher~iiff ';!2rec. where~~c~ a 'mOtOr. ve-

popu"lar Ava;lani~ch Night ( i'lub in Sheriff` SlreenI:- house at U;
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;'he.lolint b~\i on !ics ilctlti memb~ said th \ ill condu~ic cl

'All inlformationl will continue to, be treated wvith the
str~ictest of confidence anld n~o individual or areca is off'
linuts." the Jloint Services stressed last month.


Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds inspecting the
working of the
penetrometer at
Tuschen yesterday.
(Winston Oudkerk

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and its various clones and
affiliates (apart from those in
Afghanistan and Iraq. which are
directly linked to foreign
occupations). the total fatlalitics
all around the world are well
under a thousand people. Less
than one person a day
worldwide is being killed in so-
called Islamist terrorist
attacks. More people than that
are dying of dog-bites.
This is not a global crisis,
however much President Bush
strives to define it as such.
From the start, the "war on
terror" has served as a cover for
various plans for asserting U.S.
military and political hegemony
around the world that were
already on the agenda of the neo-
conservatives for years before
they took control of U.S. foreign
and defence policy with the
inauguration of Mr. Bush in
January, 2001.
It has been one of the
longest and most successful
hoaxes in history but the
strategies that hide behind it
are still doomed to end in

Gwynne Dyer is a Lon~don-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published int
45 countries.

'YOU'RE allowed to lie for
jihad. You're allowed any
technique to defeat your
enemy," Zacarias Moussaoui
told the Virginia courtroom
on March 27, trying to
explain why he had changed
his story about not being
directly involved in the 9/11
Now he wants to die a
martyr, not rot in an American
prison for the rest of his life, so
now he claims that he and the
pathetically incompetent British
shoe-bomber, Richard Reid,
were scheduled to fly a fifth
hijacked plane into the White
House on September 11, 2001.
That's not what he said before,
but you're allowed to lie for
Moussaoui initially denied
knowledge of the 9/11 plot, but
subsequently signed a
confession that he was the
missing "20th hijacker"-
(Three of the four hijacked
planes on that day had teams of
five hijackers aboard, but one
was a man short.) Then he
repudiated his confession,
explaining that it was only a
.joke, and now he has repudiated

that repudiation, insisting that
he was indeed part of the plot.
You have to lie a lot for jihad-
The main reason
Moussaoui keeps changing his
story is that he is a seriously
disturbed individual: his court
appearances have often been
incoherent, abusive and even
hysterical. To qualify for the
death penalty, he must show
that he had foreknowledge of the
9/11 attacks and deliberately
withheld it. Otherwise, he
wasn't responsible for any
deaths, and cannot be executed,
even under U.S. law.
After 9/11, he happily
signed a confession admitting
that he had been part of the
team, because he felt that that
would bring him honour-
The truth is probably that
he was initially asked to take
part of the plot but had been
excluded from it well before
September, 2001. The leaders of
the attack, while not exactly
paragons of stability
themselves, were unlikely to
have wanted him along ashe was
clearly a security risk.
Since that is too humiliating
a truth for Moussaoui to bear,

he f~lops back: and forth between
claimning some role in the 9/11
operation and denying any

worthless and yet his trial
does tell us some important
things about 9/11. It reminds us
of the spectacular incompetence
of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation: they did not
seriously interrogate Moussaoui
for almost a month after his
arrest on immigration charges
on August 16, 2001, so he was
under minimal pressure to spill
the beans about 9)/11 (if he had
any). It also reminds us that the
White House wasn't paying
attention to intelligence about
terrorist threats anyway, so
focused was it on building a
case for invading Iraq.
Above all, it reminds us of
what sad sacks the terrorists
were. Over the past four and a
half years, the Bush
Administration has constructed
its entire foreign policy on a
"war against terror" which
presupposes a serious
opponent on the other side. The
imagery is straight out of an old
James Bond movie: super-
villains in caves with plans for
world conquest sending out
legions of fanatical, high-tech
Islamist terrorists to murder
.innocent Americans. The reality,

as Moussaoui amply
dlemonstrates, is a bit less
In an alternate universe
where they had not come under
the influence of Osama bin
Laden, Moussaoui and his
colleagues could have been the
subjects of an Arabic-language
sitcom about hopeless losers
adrift in the West and lost
between two cultures.
The only reason they
managed to pull off the 9/11
attacks, despite scattering clues
around like confetti, was that
nobody was looking. In four and
a half years, it hasn't happened
Indeed, NOBODY has been
killed by terrorists in North
America since 9/11, the longest
completely terrorism-free period
since the 1960s. And none of
the terrorist attacks elsewhere
during this time (only two of
which happened in Western
countries, in Spain and Britain)
were at all innovative or high-
tech. It's back to truck-bombs
and backpacks stuffed with

connection with it, as he veers
between wanting to live or
wishing for a martyr's death at
'the hands of American
executioners. In his latest story,
he and Richard Reid were to
have had their very own
hijacked plane to crash into the
White House.
Moussaoui's testimony is

(Reuters) A Brazilian plane
Crashed into a mountainside
as it carried passengers from
the oil town of Macae to Rio
de Janeiro, killing all 19
people onboard, rescue
services and the airline said
Team Empresa Aerea airline
said two crew members and 17
passengers died in the Friday
night crash of the twin engine
LET 410 near Saquarema city,
about 60 miles (100 km) east of
Rio de Janeiro.
The dead included
employees of the construction
company Hochtief, which is

building an administrative
complex for the state-run energy
company Petrobras in Macae-
Team official David Faria said.
They were heading home for the
The plane left Macae, the
base for offshore oil operations
in Rio de Janeiro state, for the
40-minute flight to Rio de
Janeiro city about 110 miles (180
km) to the southwest-
Contact was lost with the
plane about 20 minutes after
take-off. he said
"Local residents heard the
noise of the airplane then it
collided with a mountain," Faria
told Reuters.

A fire brigade official in
Saquarema said the plane went
down in a mountainous region
between Saquarema and Rio
Bonito. T~he terrain had made
the recovery operation
difficult and rescuers did not
reach the site until early
yesterday morning-
The aircraft was destroyed,
the official said-
Faria said no problems
were reported with the plane
before contact was lost. The
cause of the crash was not yet
"The pilot had a lot of
experience, more than 30 years
experience," he said.

Two air force helicopters
ferried the corpses to a
government mortuary in Rio dc
Janeiro. All were badly burnt and
mutilated. Roger Anlcilotti, head
of the Legal Medical Institute.
told Agencia Estado local news
agency. Most will need to bc
identified using DNA tests, he
A Hochtief official said its
employees were heading to Rio
to catch a shuttle flight to Sao
Paulo to spend the weekend at
The Rio-based airline was
set up six years ago mainly to
serve personnel in Brazil's oil

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public professionals on the
crafting of a national ICT strat-
egy. The UNDP has also re-
sponded by providing a short-
term consultant to work on this
initiative. His Excellency him-
self has been close to the effort,
emphasising the sense of ur-
gency and offering guidance as
we move forward."
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shelf to gather dust. The fact
that the Office of the Presi-
dent is the focal point shows
constant attention at the
highest level.
The responses from the
thematic areas will be consid-
ered and the final strategy writ-
ten up. The Strategy will then
be presented to the public.
Flowing from the Strategy will
be a plan of action and a course
of implementation as to be out-
lined in the document.
Members of the workshop
will be engaged via e-mail and a
special ICT Guyana website
created for the targeted groups

and the wider public.
The success of the strategy
is also critical on the involve-
ment of all stakeholders espe-
cially the private sector, NGOs
and the government's point
agency and the public's full un-
derstanding of the role and pur-
pose of ICT in their day-to-day
lives. As the President indicated
ICT is not the panacea to some
of our development challenges,
but holds the key to realising
many of our unfulfilled poten-
The spirit and tone of the
workshop was: the time to act
is now!

attended all five thematic
groups, listening as well as mak-
ing in puts in the discussion
which will shape the final docu-
ment which would set the course
for Guyana's ICT take-off.
As Coordinator of the
ICT4D Strategy, I was asked
by many what are the next
steps. The President assured
the Workshop that this Strat-
egy will not be put on some

THE Guyana ICT Workshop Goals.
was held and judging from "There is a budding ICT
the overwhelming response, sector in Guyana. Aspects of
there is now a deep national the government's operations are
interest and commitment to now carried out through the ap-
this sector. All is now set for plication of ICT. The private
the finalisation of our ICT sector has been employing ICT
strategy. to enhance productivity and
In my opening remarks as production and ultimately, more
co-ordinator of the ICT strat- profits. IT is now part of our
egy, I told the workshop: "A school curriculum. Along our
modern Guyana beckons. The coast, there is about 100 private
modern State we envisage de- computer science centres/
pends on our people's ability to classes. Importantly, new in-
harness and take full advantage vestment and job creation ac-
Sof the benefits of Information tivitie$ are being created through
Sand Communications Technol- ICT Such as call centres,
~ogy (ICT). A true measure of a Internet-cafes, and IT. supply

Sthe tip of the proverbial
Iceberg. ICT can be used
to h frher im eve ted:

especially'education and
health, and provide reliable
and affordable telecommu-
nications services, and
yes, create thousands of
new jobs for our young
people. There is so much
unchartered ICT territory
for Guyanese to cover.
"The emergence of ICT
in Guyana has been with-
out any national roadmap
by Robert or strategy. We know of
.the earlier efforts to de-
Persaud, MBA velop an ICT sector being
jeopardised by factors out-
modern country is no longer side the control of the Govern-
only its glimmering physical in- ment and people of Guyana. We
frastructure and metropolis or know that there will be hurdles
its sophisticated military hard- to overcome. We know too that
ware, but the advanced state of Guyana must do what is neces-
its ICT sector. sary to fulfill our ICT destiny-
"The Guyana National De- "The President of Guyana,
Development Strategy and the in,his New Year's address to the
Poverty R~eduction Strategy Pa- nation, declared that an ICT
jper, both generated by Strategy will be launched as
SGuyanese after wide consulta- part of his vision of building a
tions, have underscored the modern Guyana. That has be-
promise ICT holds for Guyana's come the clarion call for action
Overall doel;opment. In Novem- to realise Guyana's ICT poten-
ber 2005, the United Nations tial at the earliest opportunity-
World Summit on Information "During the past several
ISociety declared ICT as sine months, the Office of the Presi-
qanon for countries to achieve dent has held a series of discus-
teMillennium Development sions with various private and

standable that people will view
the process with some degree of
Justice Singh said that me-
diation provides a speedy alter-
native to resolve disputes
among parties. However, he
conceded that the process has
been moving at a slow pace and
that there is a need for greater
public awareness.
According to the Acting
Chancellor, a proposal has been
made to deal with the issue of
funding of the mediation pro-
cess. The proposal, which has
been submitted to the govern-
ment, has not been finalised as
yet. He said that it is proposed
that the government contribute -
60 per cent and the disputing
parties 20 per cent each of the
total cost.
He expressed gratitude to
the US AID and the Research
and Training Institute for the
assistance in the implementation
of mediation.
Justice Singh also appealed
to the media for cooperation in
helping to sensitise and educate
the public on mediation as an
alternative dispute resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolu-
tion Consultant and Chief Ex-
ecutive Officer of the Dispute
Resolution of Jamaica, Ms
Donna Parchment, pointed out
that the introduction of media-
tion in the court system has to
be viewed in the context of the
modernisation of the justice
system, and keeping apace vvith
what is happening in other parts
of the world. C
She lauded the introduction
of mediation into the court sys-
tem in Guyana, stating that it is
part of the effort to modernise
the justice system and therefore
is a step in the right direction.
Ms. Parchment said that
mediation will allow judges,
more time to work on other
cases which cannot be dealt
with at the level of mediation.
She cited the example of
Canada where 40 per cent of
cases are dealt with through me-
diation, and contended. that
while the number is a miliority,
it still relieves judges of a sig
nificant amount of time they
would have to spend on cases
that are dealt with by mediation.
Commercial entities could
also benefit tremendouslylfrom
mediation, Ms. Parchment
noitgdaoas die hssghwoolst n tt
necessary under mediation, and
lengthy period it takes to re-
solve matters in the courts
would be reduced.

On the issue of a sustained
public awareness programme in
Guyana, Ms. Parchment
pointed out that funding has
been one of the problems affect-
ing such a programme, but con-
ceded that it is an important
factor in ensuring the success-
ful implementation of the strat-
egy. She also appealed for co-
operation from the media in this
The Jamaican Consultant
stressed that the issue of fees
for the mediators is a ~pivotal
one in ensuring the
sustainability of mediation as a
viable alternative to the dispute
resolution process.
Revision of rules/guidelines
governing the timeliness and
other aspects of mediation is
another issue which has to be
tackled in order for the success-
ful implementation of the me-
diatory process, she noted.
Ms. Parchment also identi-
fled preparedness of both attor-
neys and parties involved in
disputes as being a prerequisite
for successful and effective
A multi-faceted
programme of advocacy, di-
rect training for mediators as
wel as pdro ision for the geo

tion in order for all to have
the ability to access the pro-
cess is needed, Ms. Parch-
ment said.

By Chamanlall Naipaul I

ACTING Chancellor of the
Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh
has emphasised that the me-
diation process introduced in
the justice system is not di-
verced from the court system
which seems to be the percep-
tion by some members of so-
clety. I
At a press briefing last week
at the United States Agency for
International Development
(USAID), Carmichael Street,
Justice Singh emphatically de-
clared that while a judge does
not preside over the mediation
between parties in dispute, the
entire process is reinforced by
the justice system arid col-
nected to the court.
He explained that mediation
is an option that is offered by
the legal system and if accepted
by disputing parties, the out-
Scome is binding on the parties
through a legal order which is is-
sued by the court. .
However, he said in a soci-
.ety which has a culture arid tra-
dition of settling disputes in a
court of law presided over by a
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f6Sldents ready
RESIDENTS of Berbice who applied for passports
during 2004, can now uplift them at the Immigration and
Passport offices in New A~msterdam and Springlands.
A released from the Central Imnugration and Passport Office
ssaid persons wvho appbedj in 700-1 and are ha ng difficult\ m
uplifting their new~ pasjports. should contact the Divisional
Commande~r. Ass~ljant Co~mmisslione Clinio~n Con~ay, at the
.B' Divlsio-n Divilslonal Headquanrtrs at Nrew Amsterdamll.
Staffers at the Central Immigration and Passport
OMecr are working on newF passports for the year 2005 and
the public will be advised when the completed documents
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Interest Rate for the 2nd Quarter 2006

The public is hereby informed that all late payments of tax
will attract interest. The interest rate for the 2nd ure
(1"' April 30'hJune, 2006) is 19.54% per annum.

The calculation of this interest rate is based on the prime
lending rate as published by the Bank of Guyana plus
500 basis points.

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MANAGUA, (Reuters) Nicaraguan rightists who have twice
beaten back former Sandinista President Daniel Ortega's bids
to return to power have chosen a candidate to face Ortega in the
November presidential election.
Jose Rizo, who stepped down last year as Nicaraguan vice
president and had a tense relationship with President Enrique Bolanos,
was elected as candidate for the right-wing Liberal Constitutional
Party late on Friday.
"I will win these elections and beat them once more, proving that
the Nicaraguan people do not want to go back to a Sandinista regime,"
Rizo told a press conference yesterday.
In contrast to past elections, however, the Nicaraguan right is
fractured and in disarray.
Rizo has not yet outlined a political platform but said past
governments have been inefficient in efforts to solve poverty and
other ills in one of the hemisphere's poorest countries.
Ortega is making his fourth bid to regain the presidency and bring
the leftist Sandinistas back to power.
He is also being challenged by Herty Lewites, once a high-ranking
revolutionary under Ortega who since fallen out with the Sandinista
The United States, concerned about a political swing to the left
across much of Latin America, is afraid former Cold War foe Ortega
could win this race as he has built up power in the Congress and with
electoral authorities.
Polls show Lewites, Ortega and pro-business candidate Eduardo
Montealegre about tied as Lewites splits the Sandinista vote and
pulls support from the political center.
Washington has made it clear it would prefer Lewites to Ortega,
whose 1980s Sandinista government faced the U.S.-backed Contra
rebels in a civil war that cost some 30,000 lives.
Ortega led the 1979 Sandinista revolution that ousted the Somoza
family dictatorship. He was president until 1990, when he lost to
U.S. favorite Violeta Chamorro, who ran as part of ananti-Sandinista
Ortega has lost in two previous elections to Liberal Constitutional
Party candidates, most recently to President Enrique Bolanos in

think that such a miracle could
have taken place in the midst of
so many material limitations.
H-owever, the segment of
thie visit that impressed mec
most wa;;s wYhen we arrived at a
hanll where I wans being awaited
by a large group of
ml~uanaers delivered their usual
pre`sentations. several workers
took~ the floor-. Addressing me as
Secretary G~eneral of the
Association of' Caribbeanr States:
they explained their enthusiasm
to continue the battle of the
repairs and asked me to notify
the remaining ACS countries
that they are willing to make the
same sacrifice for their
Caribbean brothers and sisters.
This gesture of
graciousness and
unselfishness triggered an

'Therle I metl inve~ntors. one~ who
developed ahattery. othersw\ho

electricity.;l as ell aIs mother
adjustments that were mnade rto
the engine dec. In other words.
they over~came the effLects of` the
blo;ckade to get their trains
Although the authorities
are awaiting Chinese trains,
they have remained wide awake
and thus far, the Programme to
Modernise the Railway has
succeeded in repairing 1,886
carriages and 64 trains.
I was surprised when they

the blockade-
For Cuba, abandoning this
mode of transport is not an
option, since the Cuban people
have a tradition of railways, the
costs are less than other means
of transport, it's safer, more
enl'ironnienta yn frien ls band
integrated into the traditions of
the Cuban society.
To address the difficulties
stemming from the political
decision taken by the United
States of America, the Cubans
hv rohpoeo d wain bt

By Ruben Silid
GIVEN the vastness of the
Cuban territory and the
extraordinary boom
experienced in the sugar
industry during the 19th
century, it'tsanio surprise that

introduced the railway as the
primary mode of transport.
The train reached that
Caribbean country before its
then metropolis and it
maintained a more modern train
than that u ed in Spain, well
intothe 0th entry.
During my last official visit
to the Government of Cuba,
upon the invitation of the
Ministry of Transport, I had the
opportunity to experience the
world of the railway, a place
where, accompanied by my
good friend Angel Socarris, I
held an interesting meeting with
Minister Pazo Torrado. This
r natnhen seemdsotot sewell
not only because of the
familiarity and professionalism
with which he speaks, but also
because of the clarity with
which he explains each of the
topics that fall under his
purle severe problems
created by the blockade against
Cuba are well known, and in the
particular case of the railway,
the shortage of parts and the
difficulties encountered in
receiving specific services from
manufacturers are two grave
problems that stand out. These
40 years of blockade have
reduced the machines to more
than half of what the Cuban
railway park used to be prior to

showed me the last train that
was rebuilt next to another that
was coming in at that time to
undergo the same repairs. The
latter was almost identical to one
of the old carts used by the
sugar mills; while the repaired
train looked in pristine
condition, ready to go out and
provide the much needed
service. It was impossible to

outpouring of emotion within
me, seeing Caribbean
solidarity expressed in its full
(Dr Rubin Silid' Valdez is
the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are nor
nzecessarily the official views of
the ACS. Feedback can be sent
to: mail@acs-aec.org)

their weapons have been
patriotic fervour, devotion to
work as well as creativity, with
t trop w emulating an "army"
Driven by the enthusiasm
of my hosts, we visited the La
Cidnega factory, where I had a
chance to meet with the
workers of that establishment.
The factory looked like a mass
of men and women, whose
arduousness is reflected in the
number of hours they devote to
their job. On that labour front
line there are those who work
as many as 14 hours a day.

4/1/2006, 8:49 PM


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Tel: 233-55i15 Fax: 233-5915

Proprietors of vacant lots within the Eccles/Ramsburg NDC are hereby
required to clear same of long grass, weeds and overgrowths within one
(1) month of publication of this notice.

Otherwise, the Council will undertake to do such works at a cost that would
be added to their account at the Council's Office.

ByI Order
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Eccles/Ramnsburg N~iDC:

Colette Jeffrey in her stall at Bourda Market yesterday.

EARLY yesterday morning,
four gunmen descended on
unsuspecting vendors at
Bourda Market, Georgetown
and carted off a substantial
amount of money after
beating them with their guns.
Vendor, Colette Jeffrey, 36,
said the bandits struck at about
03:15 h yesterday morning. She
said she was asleep, but her stall
was open. Two employees
were attending to it at the time.
She told the Sunday
Chronicle that she was rudely
awakened when one of the
robbers dealt a blow to her
The vendor said the bandits
immediately demanded cash.
She said she handed over a
quantity of money she had in
the stall and the thieves fled.
One of the woman's injured
employees said that he and
another man were sitting on a
bench outside the stall when
they saw the bandits who
confronted them with handguns.
The gunmen beat the men and
took them into the stall.
The owner of a snackette,
who was sitting near Jeffrey's
stall, was also relieved of his
cellular phone after the bandits
emptied his pockets-
Then they also robbed
about five other vendors who
were selling vegetables nearby
before walking away from the
The vegetables vendors
had already packed up and
left when this newspaper
visited yesterday morning,
but Jeffrey's stall was still

THE proprietor of Link Bar
located at Lot 54 D'Urban
Street, Lodge was shot in the
head by four gunmen who
stormed into his business
place early yesterday
Lucius Prescott called
'Pressy', 50, of Lot 472 Parrot
Lane, North East La Penitence,
Georgetown, a former member

The wounded Link B
of the Presidential Guard, is in
a critical condition at the
Woodlands Hospital.
The police said about
0330h four gunmrnhe d u
Link Bar on D' Urban Street.
Reports said patrons who were
in the bar when the bandits
entered, were frisked and robbed
before they were forced to lie
face down ohl the floor,
According to reports, the
gunmen emptied Prescott's
pockets and discovered his
police identification card in his

wallet. The Police said when
they realized he was also armed;
the bandits shot him in the
head, took the firearm and
ammunition, and fled in a car
that was parked outside the
All four men were armed
with 9mm pistols.
It is believed that the same
getaway car the bandits escaped

r proprietor, Lucius

in was hijacked from taxi driver,
Desmond Bentick, whose
bullet-riddled body was
discovered in Sophia, Greater
Geo getsown yesterday morninhe

Chronicle yesterday that he usually
opens his business from about
15:00 hto midnight daily, but went
a little later yesterday morning
because he had special pmmotion
by the Mischievous Guys Band.
She said Prescott opened
the Link Bar about a year-
and-a-half ago and was never

h yesterday, Bentick was found
dead with multiple gunshot
wounds to his body.
In press release, the police
asked anyone with information
on Bentick's death to make
contact with the police on
telephone numbers: 225-6411,
226-6978, 225-8196, 225-6941,
227-2128, 226-1389 or 226-
Mother of the slain man,
MardgareC Aonrew, ttold n
began driving the car a few
months ago. The vehicle, she
said, was owned by a friend

THE bullet-riddled body of
23-year-old taxi driver,
Desmond Bentick, of Lot 64
William Street, Kitty, in
Georgetown, was found in 'B'
Field Sophia, near the
'Blacka', Greater
Reports are that that
Bentick, who drove an AE 91
silver grey motor car, PJJ 3974,
was hired by four men who
forced him into Sophia where he
was killed. The men fled with
the vehicle. (See other story on
this page)
The police said about 05:30

The slain taxi driver,
Desmond Bentick.
called Otis.
She said Bentick's cellular
phone and his wrist watch were
missing when his body-was
Aeniord gs too reprs ,ft
times about the body, he walked
some distance from the attack
before he collapsed and died.
The trail of blood was evident.
When the Chronicle .
visited Bentick's home
yesterday his relatives were
inconsolable and a group of
mourners, including his
friends had gathered.


Link Bar


shot in the

Gunmen rob Bourda

market vendors again

t---o the righre~ye-may-failTlue
to injuries received, but further
testing on Tuesday revealed
tht healmngbis ongoring,sand the

At visiting time last
Wednesday. Samantha's
relatives wer-e feeding her w~ith
biscuits that were soaked in
milk for easy consumption.
Her abuser has been
sending messages to her stating
that he will send money to take
care of her. He also warns her
not to speak to members of the
Police Force or any other
Samantha told this
newspaper that she knows that
if she rekindles the relationship,
death would surely find her.
At the time of writing
this report, her abuser
remains at large. (Jeune
Bailey Van-Kerick)

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A YOUNG woman is
currently lying in the New
bamtera n rklospital
Her teeth are loosely fitted
in her mouth. Her hair is close
shaven on one side of her head,
andi full length on the other.
The sole of a boot is imprinted
on her back. chest and thigh.
Her right arm is fractured, and
so is her left leg. Her back and
thighs are criss-crossed with
bruises after she was dragged
down a stairway.
Have never seen the
devastating effects of physical
abuse that were so obvious on
young Samantha. I had visited
her at the hospital on
Wednesday at the urging of a
colleague who felt strongly
about domestic violence and
who wanted me to see what
some women endure at the
hands of their spouses.
Samantha was recently
beaten to within inches of her
life by her policeman common
law husband. It was not her
first beating. Since they began
living together as man and wife
more than a year ago, Samantha
painfully recounted that the
beatings have been constant.
No intervention, it appears'
has been able to curb the
attacks. Over time, she has
been beaten with pieces of
wood in various sizes
She made countless efforts
to leave the relationship, but '
her abuser would always find
her. Then, the punishment
would be even greater'
Residents of New
Amsterdam, where the couple
once lived with Samantha's two
children, aged five and two'
told the Sunday Chronicle that
the beatings inflicted on the

Samantha down a flight of stairs
from the neighbour's home, into
their yard where she was left
apparently to die. During the
downward haul, the skin of the
back and thighs, were removed
by the friction.
In her weak and painful
state, Samantha managed to
secretly cali the Police for help.
The mobile patrol responded,
but her abuser was overheard
telling his colleagues that
everything was alright and that

he would see them tomorrow.
The cops, she said, left without
enquiring further. Her reputed
husband left the home shortly
thereafter. The couple had
moved to the area three weeks
prior to the incident.
After his departure, her
neighbours came to her rescue,
and took her to the New
Amsterdam Hospital where she
was admitted a patient.
Initially, she was told by a
medical practitioner, that sight

young woman was a norm. They
collectively stated that the male
folk in the community would
attempt to rescue the woman, but
to no avail. The man, they said,
would usually keep them at bay
by brandishing his gun. On many
occasions, the young woman
would run into the streets with
her attacker in hot pursuit, they
But last Saturday night's
beating was the worst experience,
It started just after midnight.
ALn argument escalated over a
missing unlicensed gun.
Samantha said the weapon
was last seen on February 26,
Mash night in New Amsterdam.
In company with others, they
had gone out drinking. She
claimed that her reputed husband
had left the group to relieve
himself. Shortly thereafter, they
had proceeded to their East Canje
home in ataxi "
The woman said the gun was
missing since then, and her
husband accused her of hiding or
selling it.
Dissatisfied with her demial
of knowledge of the whereabouts
of the weapon, the cop, armed
with a 2x2 piece of wood, began
inflicting several lashes about her
body, cursing her in the process.
As she screamed for her
neighbours to help, Samantha
recalled her husband saying that

by the time he was finished
with her, she would have no
teeth in her mouth,
Samnantha said she managed to
open the front door of the house,
allowing the children to escape
fimmbeing witnesses of the ordeal
which lasted for about 45 minutes.
Enduring the strokes from the
wood. Samantha averaged when
the minors would have reached her
neighbour's house, and attempted
to flee. However her flight for
freedom was short-lived as her
reputed husband, jumped the
fence dividing the two yards.
Armed with a kitchen knife, he
rushed up the flight of fifteen
stairs, warning the female
neighbour not to intervene.
He then caught his wife by
her hair. Holding the tresses
with one hand, the beatings
continued during which period
the right arm which was used
to shield her face from a blow
was fractured. The left leg was
also broken during the ordeal.
She was then stomped mn her
back, chest and thigh. The
imprints on her flesh were seen
by this reporter.
As she lay helpless in the
sitting room of the neighbour's
home, the man used a knife to
shear off portions of her hair,
leaving her with two uneven
lengths of hair.
Apparently wanting her
dead, the man then dragged

BOGOTA, Colombia,
(Reuters) Colombian troops
killed 22 Marxist rebels
yesterday in an offensive
aimed at preventing guerrilla
attacks during campaigning
for the May presidential
election, the army said.
The army killed 14
members of the country's largest
rebel group, the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colombia,
which is known by its Spanish
initials FARC, and eight
members of the National
Liberation Army, or ELN, army
spokesmen said.

The fighting took place in
six different regions of Colombia
as part of an armed forces
offensive aimed at weakening
rebels ahead of the May 28
presidential election, they said-
President Alvaro Uribe, a
close U.S. ally, is on course to
win 64 per cent of the vote in
his bid f or a second term,
thanks largely to his tough
policies against the rebels,
according to a recent poll.
Violence related to the
country's four-decade-old war
has fallen sharply since Uribe
won his first four-year term in

2002 and put the military on
the offensive, although the
armed forces say there are still
more than armed 20,000
Marxist rebels, mainly in the
The rebels fighting
for socialist revolution in
a country with a huge
divide between rich and
poor have little support
in the cities where most
Colombians live but have
grown strong in part
thanks to money from
kidnapping and cocaine

Name Region

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Gerald Mjahase 2
Goolzar Namdar 3 (WCD)
Syed Bacchus : ~3(WBD)
Angela Torrezao 4 (EBD)
Shelisja Khan 4 (ECD)
Johnny Mafi-qius 5
Chuck Dodnauth 5 ..
Sherry Lalta 6
Emery Moonsammy 7
Tobias Peters 8
Randy Gilber't 9
Frank Fyffe 10

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4/1/2006, 8:34 PM

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Tel. Nos: 225-6739and 225-6799
Fax: 225-4145
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West sentiments, as it is
felt that the Western pow-
ers are supporting Israel
and are not honest bro-
kers," the party said.
Mention was also made
of the rise of China as a
world power, and the emer-
gence of Brazil, Russia, India
and China whose influence
on international relations is
The Committee also ex
pressed solidarity with
China in its desire to pre-
serve its sovereignty and ter-
ritorial integrity, and called
for a peaceful resolution to
the dispute in relation to
Closer to home, the victory
of Rene Preval in the Haitian
elections was seen as proof of
the democratic forces at work in
that country.
The release said the
meeting ended on a high
note with the party ex-
pressing optimism about
another elections victory.
In this matter, much atten-
tion was given to strength-
ening the party, both
organisationally and insti-
tutionally, to enable it to
carry out its elections
work effectively, the re-
lease added.

efforts to address the secu-
rity concerns of the
Guyanese people were
emphasised, including the
need for greater commu-
nity policing, and a more
aggressive approach not
only to curbing criminal ac-
tivities in society, but in
apprehending and bringing
to justice those involved in
criminal activities," the re-
lease stated.
According to a press re-
lease, the party looked at
political developments and
expressed concern over at-
tempts by the opposition
parties to undermine the
democratic process by at-
tacking the Guyana Elections
Commission (GECOM) and
undermining confidence in
that body.
The party is calling on
GECOM to ensure that the
Claims and Objections period
commence on April 4as sched-
uled, and not to allow itself to
be trapped into a situation
where it may not be in a posi-
tion to hold elections before the
constitutionally due date, since
this could have dire conse-

THE Central Commit-
tee of the People's Pro-
gressive Party (PPP)
has emphasised the
need for greater efforts
to address security con-
cerns of the populace.
At a meeting last week-
end, the ruling party's central
committee considered the
crime situation and the miss-
ing 33 AK-47s, as well as
Other developments on the
local and international scene.
"The party calls on the
authorities to leave no stone
unturned in the recovery of
these weapons and bringing
to justice of anyone found
guilty," the party said in a
press release-
The party noted that the
loss of these weapons has seri-
ous security implications for
the country. It added that the
recent killings in Agricola and
Eccles on the East Bank
Demerara demonstrated that
criminal forces intent on de-
stroying the peace and stability
of the nation-
"The need for greater

In addition, the party
also referred to the number of
persons unable to register be-
cause of the unavailability of
birth certificates, and called
on the relevant authorities to
put mechanisms in place to
"fast track" the process in
order to allow for these per-
sons to be registered.
The party also expressed
satisfaction with the perfor-
mance of the local economy
despite adverse weather con-
ditions and depressed com-
modity prices for some ma-
jor exports-
At the international level,
concern was expressed over the
tense situation in the Middle
East, especially in Iraq where
dozens of lives are lost daily,
despite the holding of national
The party expressed the
view that this trend will con-
tinue unless the occupying
forces leave the country as soon
as possible.
"The victory of the
militant Hamas in recent
elections in Palestine is in-
dicative of strong anti-

page 14 & 19 p,65

'Leave no stone unturned'

in missing weapons' probe


crime requires


united response

- Dr Michael Scott
GUYANA is a society on the edge of an abyss according to
Dr. Michael Scott, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Dr. Scott was at the time speaking at the joint parliamen-
tary opposition's symposium on crime, held under the
theme, 'Unity for Security Stand Up Against Crime and
In his presentation, entitled 'Guyana at the precipice', Dr.
Scott listed some of the central characteristics of organised crime
and the degree to which their presence indicated the downward
slide of a society.
Organised crime, the academic stated, undermines official
institutions of a state, creating in a parallel system of things
enforced not by legal measures but with violence. He noted
under this system, criminals legitimise themselves and their en-
terprises by creating a parallel economy which provides em-
ployment for its own lawyers, accountants, enforcement per-
sonnel, as well in other areas.
'Cnme~. Dr Silott wa~rned --neter has j herugn face,. and
\\hen organlcred requlres~ an o~rganisedl and unified repo~nse
In his presenijrion, acounlant and partner In the ftrrm,
Ram and nlcRae stated that Gulana has becrome a \er_1
dangerous place to Ii\e He poilnted out that eten before
he made his presecntation. he had to -subm It it fr his jtaff
to scrulnnir e slinc they felt that he couldj POSsilel put
himse~lf In danger
4 fairly large audience turned up for the esent, pack-
ing C~ity Hall. After the main presentations. the poor was
open for qluestions and comments from the audience. T~he
j? mposium wais co-sponsored by parliamentary opposition
parties.GCAIP. WPS. ROSR. and thePNCR.

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Mothers' Union (MUJ): Caring
for the Family, and upholding
Christ's teaching on the nature
The MU is a worldwide
Anglican organisation whose
purpose is to uphold family life
S od u eh i fta .aree fr fam ili s

Mrs. James of Hopetown
Village, West Coast Berbice,
said: "I am happy and proud
to report that at 50, our MU is
vibrant, alive and kicking and
looking forward to be of even
greater service to the Church and
our community as the days go

The St Michael's M\IU, is
located in the Anglican Parish of
similar name which stretches
from Number 28 Village to
The MU, based at the
historic St iMichael's church

in Mr 15 6 it
membership of 15.
All the founding members

fHE Mothers' Union (MU) of
he St Mijchael's A4nglican
=hurch in Wvest Berbice
-ecently proudly passed a
milestone of 50 years
community service in
strengthening and preserving

Me br Mrs. Joatnroauges
aid that the occasion of the 50th
Anniversary observances in
March was a source of great pride
md also of great humility to the
-urrent members.
The occasion served
orefresh and strengthen the
zonmlitment of the members to
he two main objectives of the


M\Iembers o~f the St Michael's Mothers' Union who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of its

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B. SINGH & SONS General Store
S. PAUL Supermarket & General Store
PHAGO'S General Store

A.ALLY & Sons General Store
EVIL EYES Audio & Video Centre
J's Supermarket

KHRIS Pharmacy
POONAI'S Pharmacy
IMRAN & SON Variety Store
BOBBY'S Boutique .
R&S Shopping Complex
PERMAUL'S Snackette
SAIN'S Supermarket
FUTURE LINE Fast Food & Family
Entertainment Centre


Service also available at:

Blairmont Settlement
9 Stelling Road
C Bush Lot Village W.C.B

15-9 Main & Cooper's Lane
15 Main Street
2 Essex &Z Republic Road

Persram Gas Station, Port Mourant
Port Mourant
Rose Hall Town
Rose Hall Town
102D, independence Avenue, Rose Hall Town
54 Belvedere Road
Belvedere Settlement
Albion Front
11 C Williamsburg

183 Susannah Village

LoT 2o B, No.78 VILLAGE
17 A Bush Lot Villagde

2 Zeskendren Mahaicony E.C.D

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the touch 1000 SefVice of these banks: B


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STOKHIOLM (Reuters) The use of mobile phiones over a king
period of time can raise the risk for brain tumours, a new
Swedish study said on Friday, contradicting the conclusions of
other researchers.
The Dutch Health Council, in an overview of research from
around the world, last year found no evidence radiation from mobile
phones and TV towers was harmful. A four-year British survey
released in January showed no link between regular, long-term use
of cell phones and the most common type of tumor.
However, researchers at the Swedish National Institute for
Working Life said they looked at the mobile phone use of 905
people between the age of 20 and 80 who had been diagnosed with
a malignant brain tumour and found a link.
"A total 85 of these 905 cases were so-called high users of mobile
phones, that is they began early to use mobile and, or wireless
telephones and used them a lot," the study said.
"The study also shows that the rise in risk is noticeable for.
tumors on the side of the head where the phone was said to be
used," it added.
Kjell Mild, who led the study, said the figures meant that
heavy users of mobile phones, for instance of who make mobile
phone calls for 2,000 hours or more in their life, had a 240 per
cent increased risk for a malignant tumour on the side of the
head the phone is used.

5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the office of the address
below on or before 09:00 am on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 and must be
accompanied cy a Bid Security of not less than one per cent (1%) of the
bid price. The Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof
on or before the time and date specified for the reception of bids. Late
bids will be rei(cted and ~returned unopened.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidders' reorruentatives who choose to attend at 09.00 hours on
TIuesday, Mal 30, 2006, at th~e office of:

The? Chairman,
Natic- aa Procur~ement and Tender Administration Board
Wes rn back building
Miinil .ry of Finance,
Main ~Urquhart Streets,
Geor jetown, Guyana ~

7. Bidders regis: ered in Guyana must submit an IRD Compliance indicating
that the Biddrs- has met his/her income Tax obligations for the three (3)
years immed lately preceding the year of tender. and an NIS Compliance
indicating that the Bidder has met his/her obligations for the month
immediately preceding the month of tender.

'L Closing date for the purchase of tenders is May 9, 2006. A mandatory
vlQisit to all locations is arranged for April 20, 2006.

Central Housing & Planning Authority
EUILow income Housingt Project` .

Euup a Uio

MEMBERS of the Anglican
Mothers' Union celebrated Lady
Day last Sunday at the St.
George's Cathedral. -
More than 300 Mothers'
Union members from Georgetown
and its environs mark the
Annunciation of our Lord to the
glamsedDVirgin Mary also called

ChMarch 2,snine months befto e
Church in memory of the visit of
the Angel Gabriel to our Lady, the
Virgin Mary to announce to her
that she had been chosen to be the
mother of our Lord, hence the
name 'Lady Day'.
This year, the celebrationwasheld
on March 26 to coincide with
Mothering Sun~day, anotherimportant
day in the Church'scalendar.
Led by the Diocesan
President, Mrs. Sheran Hlarper, the
women, allresplendently dressed'
took part in a procession of
witness along Carmichael,
Quamina and Water Streets, and
North Road, before entering the
Cathedral for the grand
communion service. They
marched to music supplied by the
Salvation Army band.
The service was conducted by
Reverend Father Terry Davis,

Rector of the: i'edral, and the
atmosphere: in .e of rejoicing,
a release born~ the Mother's
Union said. Representatives of
the Brotherh~ood of St Andrew
also attended! the service.
Similar observances were

held simultaneously in every
other region of the country, since
the Mothers' Union in Guyana
is countrywide.
In picture are celebrants
outside the St. George's

EULfow income Housing Programme
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Br~ickdam & United[ Nations Place
Georgetown, Guyana.
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MUs countrywide and senior
officials of the Anglican Church.
Among other activities, the
St. Michael's MU aims to
replace all th~e windows of the St
Ivichael's Church.
The current leadership
comprises Branch Leader Mrs.
Rosaline Reddock, Secretary
Jean Nicholson and Treasurer
Mary Blair.
Mrs. James. who is also the
Regional Officer for MUs in
West Berbice, sa!id that the St
Michael's MUl has over the
years beenl chiefly engaged in
encouraging anid supporting
residents in the Parish to be
better parents.
Members ojf the ]MU work
continuously within th
community with families that
have been torn apart, with
children without fathers, people

who have marital problems and
marriages which have met with
"Our attention goes out to
everyone regardless of race or
religious persuasion. We counsel
them and we give financial and
Other forms of material support
if necessary" she said.
Mrs. James said that
members of the MU also work
with ch lden at ld Sunday School
and wih oshmany times felt
greatly gratified by positive
changes observed in the
behaviour of those we have
worked with," she said.'
She added: "For us in the
MU there is no greater
satisfaction to be achieved
than that which comes from
helping others."



Teandter No. 8/ACP/G UA0l 1 5-TWO~4/12001 5

1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grant from the 8'"
European Development Fund towards the cost of a Low Income
Housing Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract~ for Civil
Works at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice
(Region 6).

2. The EU/Low Income Housing Programme (hereinafter called "the
Employer") now invites Construction Firms to submit sealed bids for the
following tender:

1. Construction of R~oads, Drains, Culvert~s and Water Supply
Network at Glatsgow, East Bank Berbice.

3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the
Bidding Documents for their eligibility to participate at the Office of
EU/LHIP, Central Housing & Planning Authority, Ministry of Housing and
oaer n1 Brdamp& 5Uni Nations Place, Stabroek, Georgetown

4. The Bidding Documents can be purchased with completion of the Tender
Document request form available at the EU/LIHP office and tipon
.payment of a non-reimbursable fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars
(jG$10 000) per tender. The method of payment will be Manager's
cheque payable to the EUILow income Housing Programe. It will not be
necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete set of
Bidding Documents, since these can be sent by mail or e-mail.

A~t 50, St.
Mothers' ...
(From page 15)
are deceased, but Mrs. Beryl
Robertson and Mrs. Hyacinth
Alfred, two of the second batch of
the MU are both in their nineties
and in fairly good health.
The two longstanding
members reside at Hopetown,
West Coast Berbice .and wI\ere
specially honoured during the
Activities to mark the occasion
included a Community Health Day
at the Hopetown Flat School, an
anniversary dinner, a clean-up
campaign day and a Thanksgiving
Service which was attended by
representatives of other

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onT 5% DISCO

APRIL 3 to 8t, 2006.



The United States Embassy in Georgetown is
see king Proposals from interested
persons/firms for the operation of its cafeteria
located in the Chancery at 100 Young and
Duke Streets, Kingston, Georgetown.
Tender Documents can be uplifted from the
receptionist at the Duke Street VIP entrance of
the Embassy.
Closing date:
All Tenders must be received by the U.S.
Embassy not later than Friday, April 14, 2006,
at 3 pm.
Tenders received after this date and time
will be rejected without further

Please note:

1. Motion must be submitted to the Secretary, clo
Guynico Sports Club, Woolford Avenue, Thomas

2. Affiliates are asked to ensure that their subscriptions
are paid for 2006 including 2005 outstanding
Registration and Competition Fees.
3. Affiliates are advised to refer to Rules 13-15 of the
G.C.A. Constitution as regards delegates for the
Annual General Meeting.
Please make a Special Effort to attend this Annual General
R. Ramkissoon

Notice is hereby given that the 15'h Annual General Meeting of
the Georgetown Cricket Association will be held on Wednesday.
April 26, 2006 at 17:30 hours at the Guyana National Industrial
Company Incorporated (GNIC1), Woolford Avenue, Thomas
Lands, Georgetown.


a. Call to Order (Prayers)
b. Administrative Report period January 2005 -
February 2006
c. Financial Report
d. Motion
e. Correspondence
f. Any Other Business
g. Election of Office Bearers (2006-2007)



The Govierment of Guyana. has set up a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit to w\orki with community groups. among
other stakeholders. to implement a broad-based and participatory PRS Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. Regional PRS
Committees have been established in several regions to coordinate community level activity in monitoring progress toward
t-he achievement of the goals of the PRS on a violuntary basis. Committees are now being established mn
Regions 1 and 7.
Applications are hereby invited for the posts of Regional Coordinator. Region 1. Regional Coordinator Region 7. and for
Committee members in1 both regions. Applications should be sent to the Head. M & E Unit. PCPMU, Office of the President.
New Garden Street. Georgetown. by April 30 2006. Applicants must be resident in the region.

Qualifications (Coordinators)
O Tertiary~ level training such as a Diploma or Degree in1 an appropriate area of study
O Demonstrated experience in1 leadership roles and effective oral and written presentation skills.
Coordinators are paid a stipend and transportation expenses. The appointment will be for a period of one year in the first
instance. Incumbents are eligible for reappointment on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance.
Qualifications (Committee Members)
0 Relevant experience in community work with demonstrated knowledge of local environmental andlor
0~ Training in related areas of community work, local development initiatives etc.
O Ability to engage community members in M&E field activities.
Committee members are paid transportation and meal allowances in accordance with activities undertkent and are
appointed for one year in the first instance. Incumbents are eligible for reappointment on an annual basis upon satisfactory
Complete Terms of Reference for these positions may be obtained from the M&E Unit, Office of the President. New Garden
Street or your Regional Democratic Office
Telephone 223-0971/75 or Fax 223-523)

I hereby apply for the following positionss. (Please indicate which positions)

Regional Coordinator, Region 10 Regional Committee Member, Region 1n

Regional Coordinator, Region 7n Regional Committee Member, Region 7C
Name: ......_ ......... ...._ _.....

Address: .......... ....._ ...._ ...._

Sex: MaleO Female
Telephone Number (s): ...................................
E-Mail address if any: ........... ......... ...._ _.....

Current activities job or otherwise: .......... ......... ......... ...

Experience in community activities: ...

Previous experience in PRSP activities if any: .......... ......... ...._

Qualificationss: ....................

What can you contribute to this process by becoming a PRS Coordinator/Committee member?

Government ads can be viewed at www~gina.gov gy



In response to article in the

24th March, 2006 the following
is submitted to give the public
a clear understanding of the
issues raised therein.

Defaulting Employers And Self-Emp~loyed Persons
The Regulations governing National Insurance Scheme provide for
employers and self-employed persons who owe contributions to the Scheme
to be placed before the Court to answer for the offences.

The Court may order that the amount owing by the defaulter be paid within a
given period of time or such other order as may be considered reasonable in
the particular case.

If the Court orders that the amount be paid within a given period and that
order is not complied with, the Court may be approached to issue a writ of
execution in relation to the defaulter.

Such action may result in the seizure of property belonging to the defaulter to
the value of the amount owe

The laws governing National Insurance Scheme do not allow for any other
method to be employed in relation to those defaulters.

Over the years, the Management of National Insurance Scheme has always
used the Courts as a last resort in treating with defaulting employers and self-
employed persons. Management has over the years developed other
approaches, which are less time consuming and which yield greater results
than Court. actions. Those approaches often result in Agreements being
arrived at between the Scheme and the defaulters to liquidate their
indebtedness in a given manner within a given period oftime.

If the terms of the Agreement are breached by the defaulter during the period
specified the matter would most likely be referred to the Courts.

The organization has also been publishing the names of defaulting
employers/self-employed persons in the newspapers from time to time.

Compliance Certificates
Employers and Self-employed persons who tender for Government
Contracts are requested to submit with their tender documents, a Compliance
Certificate from National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Those employers/self-
employed persons would normally apply to NIS for the required certificate.
Compliance certificates are also required by persons applying for visas as
well as foreigners seeking to renew their work permits here.

The employers/self-employed persons to whom the certificates are issued
are classified into three (3) categories:
a) new employers/self-employed persons who had no previous
obligation to NIS;
b) existing employers/self-employed persons who have honoured
all their obligations to NIS, and
c) employers/s elf- emp loyed persons who have existing
obligations to NIS, but are unable to currently honour same,
and have entered into an agreement with the Scheme to clear
those obligations.

The Certificates that are issued state specifically the condition under which
they are issued. The National Isurance Scheme does not seek to deny any
Semployedaself- employed Rrson the right to work, hence the issuing of
certificates once the debris acknowledged; And an agreement brokered.

Those :e"tificate~s are validfq~aio;ne (1)month from the date they are issued.

The Compliance Certificate isa reqt iremerlt for tenderers when they atre
making: bids for jobs that fall Jnder the preview of a particular sector of the

The certificate is not a legal requirement and hence its issuance or rejection
does not impinge on the legality~ of the Scheme's operations.

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The issuance of the certificate does not absolve a person of his/her
indebtedness to the Scheme.

Contract Workers
The law makes provision for persons who are gainfully employed to be
classified either under a contract for service (self-employment) or a contract
of service (employed).

The employer of those persons who are classified under a contract of service
have certain obligations to be fulfilled in respect of his employees. Among
them are
1 The payment of contributions employersr' portion),
2. The deduction of contributions from the employee's
wages/salary, and
3 The remittance of those contributions to NIS in the approved

Persons who are under a contract for service are responsible for paying their
contributions to NIS.

Within recent years, it has been observed that some employers have been
insisting that their employees sign contracts which would make them
responsible for the payment of their own contributions toNIS.

Those employees are being labelled as self-employed persons while still
under the control of their employers.

In so doing employers shirk their responsibility of paying the employers'
portion of the employees' contribution. Such action may result in the
negation of certain rights which the person should enjoy as an employee.

This situation is becoming wide-spread. It is at present attracting the
attention of the Competent Authority i.e the National Insurance Board.

Other Matters
The non-payment of contributions by employers and self-employed persons
would have a negative effect on the NIS's reserves in the years to come.

It would therefore be incorrect to say that the non-payment of contributions
is absorbed by the reserves of the Scheme.

The reserves are monies which constitute the National Insurance Fund and
which are invested in securities to meet the future liabilities of the Scheme.
The reserves therefore are critical to the health and longevity of the Fund.

When employers/self-emlployed persons fail to pay contributions to the
Scheme on time, it jeopardizes the Scheme's ability to meet its current
liabilities and also to provide for those in the future.

The non-payment or the delay in payment of contributions is regarded as one
that has serious consequences for the health of the Scheme. As such those
private companies which owe monies;to the Scheme for long periods of time
have all been placed before the Cop or have- entered into agreements
which they~are honouring.;_

There are however .two companies wji ih are in receivership. The
Management of NIS is in contact with I fe- lieceiviers so as to ensure that it
receives the..maxinum payment possib ,-froin' them in relation to the
indebtedn~es~s.; 1: i-~-i~. : i~ -

All self-employed persons, contract workers, construction workers, mining
workers, transportation workers and every working person earning in excess
of $7.50 need to be registered with the National Insurance Scheme, and have
contributions paid on their behalf.

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19:00 h Birthday Greetings/
Death Announcement & In
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Brin.g 4IU our'spCrtiseb to an org~anizati~on commis~it~ted~BJ to @r-tusessnr ,satis~faction, emphiu r dediart~ion
and shareholidera confide~ncp. .-\ pleading financ$Il inltitultion is se'9king anr I~aindividul L~to jin it
Mantsa.genten:i t Czsrm alr the Ala n ag.c~, IUompl~li an ce.

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+ DeBfvelp .PolljUteS. Praticesf, Proced$u res Syst~zems and Training~ Progt~rams:
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Asspist i~n tev'Oie aridt S~Implemntt.~i.. action of corrtjiv acj9t Eios req~iujked fo~r any rpotkfts on

& Rreinedy~ NOrsn-~3ltthgp#ilanc~ke nd Resolv~~e Pl~roffPiega;

io LiaisD Wirfh IReulator5 And Odler extemail con~tacts.i

I~n ordeCr to) pe~irfo ~n ~the (u~nctions of the possItio, ~tim fo~llownlg corntperencies anre r~qralrled

+ .FOH1~a At 0 ailly its l~aw (to~ deal wI iti h dcumLenJ~rtuum ralinhr co~mpleaietirs Insrl ch~ ed uste
buLs i nes:sl anad a mi~nim~um of theree !'7f yearsp exp:ac.a~seriene in th~Be field.
*ii Tholro~u h &knwledge of`PE the ll oirng. trU~st and mortgage~~L St~~atutory and reg~ualaory

Tho~r !utghbow; lee o.~ i~c f money l-udrin I1IL sBtatutory91 a~nd1~~riutator! req~ui~rements

EnI..nlyI: inte~rpersonal and.if. .II anidzationa~l skills and theic asbilty~ to p~rl;ritue delegate andi
delal wit~h the workloa~~IQ;td~ to meet sc.Jeallins.
Excellfenit wi0erit tenad oral. co-mmuxi~cation1 .dails. tlcegotitirinr andRc an.l-.uca~l .dllb?:

If ? olu mlf~~Ee the' above recq uircemelnts. pleaect apljy1 to:

The~ Vice President
P.O9. Boxa 1061~

Geosrgetownf, Cuyana

Yourll comC~pfa.reheSive:~ rt~Esue Shot~ LIId bC ce ~~vedq tu> later rlhan Aptrif 7, 2n .Al plii:o: wl
be treated am the strictest of confidence.

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-11/2hrs

12:05 h special Navratri
13:00 h DVD Movie:
16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh
16:30 h Teaching of Islam
17:00 h IPA Presents.. Shiv
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent



19:00 h Greetings and
19:30 h Faith in Action A
Catholic Series
20:00 h Reba Beginnings
20:30 h A Return to God's
Biblical Foundation
21:00 h New Charmed
22:00 h Desperate Housewives
00:00 h Sign Off


05:00 h Sign on with the
Maharmrtunjaya Mantra
05:05 h Medication Unlock
the Mysteries
05:30 h Quran This Morning
06:00 h R. Gossai General Store
Presents Shiva Bhajans
06:15nh -Skettoo'sh Lumber Yard

06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:30 h Kennav Hdl Ltd
Presents Shiva Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma (Musical
Notes) A Live Call-in- Program
09:35 h Local Indian
Performers Host Rocky Persaud
10:05 h Special Navratri
11:00 h Kids Animation
12:00 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam


09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Australian Grand Prix
12:30 h Movie
14:30 h The Methodist Church
in Guyana
15:00 h TBN
15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h Golf
18:00 h Biography
19:00 h Wrestling Mania


06:00 h Sign On
06:05 h Morning Melodies
08:00 h Cartoons
09:00 h Patsanmjali
10:00 h Caribbean Massala
11:00 h Indian Movie
14:00 h Family Movie
16:00 h PG Movie
18:00 h In Da Mix (G. Mosely
19:00 h Setting Things Right
20:00 h Musical Moods
21:00 h STVS Creole Gaff
23:30 h Action Movie
02:00 h Sign Off

05:55 aig 12dis
06:00 h Gospel Music Break
06:30 h NBC Headline News
07:00 h Gina
07:30 h Countdown
08:00 h Documentary
09:00 h Movie
11:00 h Everybody Loves
1: -dS ort
13:30 h -"Our communities, Our
14:30 h -Wisdom from the Word
15:00 h Sitcom
16:00 h Parenting & You
17:00 h Tape Four Stories
18:00 h Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h Catholic Magazine

e00 askoicn Co down -

O100h GT Rhythms
21 30 h Music Break

22:00 h Desperate Houswives
23:00 h Movie


06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Inspirational Melodies
06:45 h Bhajan Melodies
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h The Ramayan
08:00 h Christ For The Nation
08:30 h I.Q. Show (Live)
09:00 h Religious Melodies
09:15 h Avon Video & DVD
Musical- a aoi ou

10:15 h Indian Movie
13:00 h Current Affairs
13:30 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
14:00 h Movie Down and
16:00 h Weekly Digest
16:30 h Focus on Youth in Islam
17:00 h Birthday & Other
17:15 h Death Announcements/
In Memoriam
18:00 h Launching of ICT
19:00 h the Dary
19:30 h IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indiani Movie
23:300 h Movi-: Dead 2


02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock News
Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
04:30 h Day 3 Australia vs
West Indies
06:30 h NCN 6 O'clock News
Magazine (R/B)
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h- Lifting Guyana to

0:0 nle Cricket Resumes
09:10 h The Fact
09:30 h Cricket Resumes
11:30 h Guyana Offerings
12:0 h Press Conference with

1 :00 h -Breaking the Silence -

13:30 h Feature

14:00 h Apki Kushi Shakti
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With IPED
16:00 h Agri Digest
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Roundup
18:00 h NCN 6 O' clock News
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One On One
19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Caribbean Passport
21:30 h Movie


08:55 h Sign On
09:00 h Sunday Mass Our
Lady of the Angels
10:30 h This week in India
11:00 h Showbiz India
12:00 h Showbiz India Extreme
12:30 h Asian Variety Show
13:30 h Fresh Prince of Bel Air
14:00 h One Magic Christmas
16:00 h On Season
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EaL Ui ECTRICAN aevaiabe -
RD.electrical int.7, 28 Old Road
FOgle Domestic industry,
comercial installtions 612-
6285,mes 222-2076 fles

tcOOtSultants nd

Int7- lgran VI989Sai Ry

(USA ICand Canada)
Paesfor aplaConsulars

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VACANCY exists for (1)
one experienced Nail
Technician. Tel. No. 225-
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman s Mall, Bourda.

wTs rte ap lcato to
Sts., C/ville.
PORTERS. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons, 1 'C'
Orange al Bour a, $9
Oown. Saary starting at $
0 up.
PrSeECURISTa egurards,

TRUCK Drivers. Contact
P. Ramroop & Sons, Lot 1 C
Orange Walk, Bourda. Tel.
22 -10405 Salary startED

Barber, 1 experienced Hair
Dresser to work at Exotic Hair
Salon, Harbour Bridge Mall.
Call 644-3555 and 642-
good personality, able to
work independently and well
with others. Contact Email:
vision networkr hotmai corn
INSTITUTE, 60 Light St.,
Alberttown Georgetown. Tel. #
223-7226, 227-4798.
Mathematics, Chemistry &
Physics Teachers.
VACANCY exists for 2
Cooks 3 C f ier Ik rok
male. Come in with a

8rt ztni ca sA 9 nc
223-9316, 615-8920.
IBC has vacancy for one
full-time IT Teacher with
SBA experience. Apply in

1 FEMALE Resource
Personnel, 1 Accounts Clerk.
Must have 3 yrs working
experience, passes in Maths,
English & Accio nts. Awpl ein

application to Alabama
Trading. Georgetown. Ferry
Stelling. Call 623-1615.
VACANCIES exist for
Kitchen Assistant, Counter
girls, Handyboys, General
Cleaner. Apply in person with
Hantten app ict n Fotod
North Road, Lacytown. Tel.
225-8985. OPRTR


custo hae Gah Er lish

in0 1r calle n2e7-6W83 rorlP27
Duncan St., N/town, Kitty.

Ass saM ALEApply inC errscoar
with written application in
Lour own handwriting.
Requirements: Maths &
English. Horse Shoe Racing
Service. 6/7 Commerce &
Longden Sts.. between 1:30
pm & 4 pm
20 MALES and females
Gou work at Univhensity a
Coas locations. ( 0rnpm

or R.K's Security. 125
Regent Road, Bourda.

SINGLES Dating Service -
talk all evening with
professional entrepreneurs.
ACSO. Register to meet
someone new in less than 1 hr.
Also we arrange Lunch, Dinner
Dates and hinterland tours. Call
900-8258, 8259, 8260, 900-
8261. 900-8262.

boat 38' length, width 7'.
stern 6 Y/2 ft, ice box 500-lb,
1 Yamaha engine (15). 5000-
Ib 2 ?2' Seine. 3 months old.
Contact Preka. Tel. 275-0344/

BIDI NG cnt ne o

estimates. Call 622-0267, 629-

build n~g. reaieicng .Iiintin .

homes. Call M. Z
Construction. 642-3478

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street. for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nalls. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
1 6 .:.. .... . .. .. . ..
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in Airbrushing.
Acrylic Nails. Barbering, Basic
& Advance Hair Cutting Class.
Nel 22M6 24 or vs at 2

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

information sen stmpe se
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Getorgetowuvna, Guyana. ~~~~
CO TROL yor ir o e
workn nifrni hUm n fillngrnH0
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
ce.set91.99...lr.?',yana ~~~
USE your spare time filling
one hundred envelopes for
US$50 dor mor w-ely d Se
envelope for information to
o eirym Peago G 5 Setieon

deprAessed, de on poss se
Ran I h I inacr # 26 -0
(20:00 h 23:00 h.)

DOLLY'S Auto Rental 272
Bissessar Avenue, Prashed
Nagar, Georgetown. Phone -
225-7126, 226-3693. Email:


S vces8 a~> ombe 240 res

maintenance. Call 227-6837 or
227-'1051 at Internet World, 16
BE' Duncan St.. Newtown Kitty.
EXPERT c pter
rea bS u gra es, cus om
office, 24 h usa # 62-809n
231-7650. Geniu

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Call
Sharon 627-1170.

a~l7~1 e *

uEL 22664 2-25 6 4
5947. _
DOMESTIC Science Class
offers Elementary & Advanced
Ca se i 'obok'erns APastr .

T TE r -N48U G
,,.,,,e Courses for
Students i4th & 5th Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.

Cotmputer TPrainingCnre
58 Upper Robb &
SOrono q ue Sis., Bourda
Tel- 225-1540
Ejrn~ LOCBI ind Canajllian
MjCTasoft: Office, Computer
Repairs and UpgradeS
Desktop Publishing, Corel
Drawt. Quick~ooks and
Peachtree Accounting, etc

ARE ouL preparing for CXC
Englishh t leantgure, anrnih od
pro essional tu or ng? Reading
and phonics classes also
available. Call Debbie 227-

wo ro 9fRo N om n R
information ,n 26l 50IG719bal
Euca ion Ln 2157.
e situ2e 5-3568 hel. R~oed vi IN
Reepair anndstal tron crs]
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refri eration. Computer R~epairs
an Plus.
PRACTICAL Electronic
course beginning April 20. Learn
to repair combination CD
Pat rs am lifir,e tel vi iorn
products. Course ta~u ht by
eprenna. wta rl Abd l'
6551, 349 East Street, G/

twENROL now at Evoluition

Sl da toa id~aakeFic mocm
anforrnation, call 2 900 9
pm to 8 pm. Address at 56
Chalmners Place Brickdamn.
Geor etown
NAIL Tipping. Designing-
Silkwrrapping. Mlanicuring
Pedicuring, co~urses. Register

from $ 00 ers course. Call
Mabichdelleing c 22-732, 22

eis hc nt. si rn cu n s i g
nsdoo ele ace,fusort t
flora araln ementsg. ck

Woulld you like to help your
child become a fluent reader?
Then get him/her a copy of
"Hooked on Phoenix. Master
Reader" today. Call 660-4513
to place order. Also available
are LeapF Frog DVDs in (1)
Letter Factor, od2) Word

Cace ,(4) MathCCireus.od

HERBAL facials. Fully
body massage, herbal
cosmetics for overall care.
Tel. 223-8993 only on

n US arrv d N o eso St
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

LOST in vicinity of Kaieteur
News -black ba containing
work and personal documents
Finder cal 222-5446 or 6271
6731. Reward offered,

LEARN to drive. B & C
Driving School. Pick up drop
off. Tel. 225-0150 or 622-
1 6 1 1
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driving
Permit. For more information
call us on Tel. No. 227-3869-
622-8162, 611-9038-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driine since a9)7d. Sudrentt

thiose d3 ins, no qu~
night business. R.K's Instrue
of Motorin 125, Regent
Road, Bour a.

o. fuJt u hun Fu Yg

Camp Street, N/C/B. 225-0677
Cell 629-2119 -

Aro MAthR py M~ae n e
Certified therapist. Call Maria or
Paul 644-2433, 625-8038.
MRS. SINGH Massa e
hotel ~uest, house serivice ane
at my om by appointment-
e. 220-4842 or 615-
FEELING tired, not sleeping
well skeessede ut?e Then try a
crtif ed hr pistc Cont ct I ll

interesteM per Css byteleph n
fo friC ship rsheoinous r lat on

t1:0 2061h5079, Everyday, 07 00
33 YRS old Muslim East
Indian Bachelor, never married.
seeks to correspond with religious
females between the a es of 25
and 30 for a serious relationship
leading to marriage. Write to
Abdool, P.O. Box 16, New
Amsterdam. Berbice
seWH TEw Am an on m a

Iiataa d. Ae Seieena 3
nakrud sSeund adr in
hgpndt lnG nPaul en, ai
Suite 3A, New Jersey 07042

US Visa Application forms
filled and printed. Call Bill -
SERVICE repairs to all gas
stoves and ovens, both industrial
and domestic. Contact Lawrence
at 233-2145, 646-7400. 627-

Business Cass, Skiiled Workers>
Students. Visitors. Refugees.
Work Permits. Family Sponsorship~s
Visa Refused? We can appeal
iyout casein Canada.
ined Coy~alltos ito ae

B~alwant Persaud &Associates
Certified Canadfian irarrngyrabon
Ii~embefr of CSIC # MO42097
Canada: 038- 84-~5.

Guyana: 58U~Iper Robb and
Otoncouxis Sts.80ar-da
(oi !ne omer mGe. Caocke Ground;
Tel: 225154G, 622-8308

FOR all your construction.
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/6;14-6634.
AFFORDABLE full service

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68g Rob1 Street,
Lacytowvn G/t.
(NutC e~ntre wildn)
227-7677 /624-840

it sd. wahrn zecinnem
clear retc Contc SA He r .
R PAIRS & Srvice toean

dres ir-concd i i. fr eess
DefrNser Nors TEtc AHLTHORBE
Services. Tel. 270-4595, 626-
2847 (anytime).

1 FEMALE Clerk 25 years
up. Apply in person at 288
Middle St. Tel. 231-5171.

ACerCCOU SG Clerks, I l
pe son to Clairans, Church St.

pain NEyC ntct Lo 29 Stitnoa
Street, Kitty. No experience

Dage 11 & 22.o65

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bedroom apt., semi-furnished,
fully grilled bottom flat -$35
Oun montUGy R months rnt 1
222-4782, 222-4784 or 647-

beAo FURoNrrHEeD hwow
situated at Lamaha Park.
Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price -
$60 000 neg. Call 223-2919 or
PRIME business spot on
Sheriff St. C & S Nite Club and
Roof Garden. Interested person
only. Contact C & S Nite Club,
28 Sheriff & First Sts., C/ville.
Tel. # 227-3128, 645-0787.

VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287, 645-7705.
LAMAHA Gardens'
residential vacant concrete
furnished 2-storey 5-bedroom
hot, cold, TV, phone, AC, fully
S9lld ranasie, double lo:

residential mansion vacant
furnished 2-storey concrete 5
luxurious Hollywood designed
bedrooms. US$800.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
GREATER .Georgetown -
vacant large corner store, shop.
Ideal for Chinese restaurant -$70
000 monthly plus area for a
tailor shop, salon $25 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

ad Mrud Geor et wn i
busiest most commercial areas.
Call Shades and Shapes 6412-
8725, 225-7540
house with 2 baths, 3 bedroqgms'
parking, telephone, etc. Call
Shades and Shapes -642-8725,
SEEKING to buy your own

Te lo mth exert a
Shadesiand Shapes to handle
it for you. For consultancy call
642-8725, 225-7540.

Low Ync nUeLCa u norgail yur
low income and one-bedroom
apt. suitable for singles or small

su 00ton, 3590tw as lo
900-8258, 900-8259.
very breezy with simple
furnishing stove, fridge,

or S7 (us 8e) Price ;(e g.)
FURNISHED & unfurnished
- University Gardens, Bel Air,
Couricla Park, Lamaha Park and
much ~more. From $60 000
upward. Call Anthony 222-
5330, 625-7090.

houFUR Sndtw~oDtewdoboe rapt
Ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per mth.: aqd
- US$30 ~& US$25 per day. Call
227-3546j, 609-4129.
unfurnished houses and flats
Subryanville, Lamaha :Gdns,
Bel Air Park, etc, etc. Prices
from US$500. So,nja 22;-
7197, 623-2537.
OFFICE or business 24 x
235 space. 331 Cumimings St..
rj ,i. Sixth Street. Call
.Iules. 227-1319.. 225-4709,

lolAPARTMENUT re~ntaldaishorti
US 800 mths wit all modern

ONE three-bedroom
bottom flat. in residential
area. in Georgetown. You can
upt d rieh22hday not at

SHADES and Shapes --
unfurnished executive house
Iin Subrvanville. Bel Air
Springs. New Haven and
Queenistown with 4 bedr-oomrs.
generator, etc Can be m~ade
furnished. Call 642-8725. 225-

situated on United Nations
Place Stabroek, with
17e31phone lines. Tel. 226-
Kitty, C/ville, Lamaha Park.
brrsohoerd an 3 fu~r shed 1 & 3-
be ---m 23---- -
ONE 2-bedroom apt.,
Industry/Ogle area, all
conveniences $30 000 monthly.
Contact 222-6940, 8 am 4 pm.
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212..
LAMAHA Gardens one-
bedroom furnished apartment -
AC, phoe 77ril d, etc. Tel. 226-

EXECUTIVE house i2-storey
concreted fully furnished, 'AA
Eccles, East Bank Demerdra. TEL
# 611-0315 GANIESH '
1 FURNISHED, 2-bedroom
grilled bottom flat io Roxanne
Burnham Gdns. wi h telephone
and parking. Contact Victor -
227-7821 or 614-493 .

aeEXECUg VEthooe byis
Price $100 000 to $250 O000
neg. Enquiries pls call 220-7021,
Cell 624-6527. .
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown. G/
town. Telephone & lots of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.
ONE top flat with three
bedrooms and garage, water
tanks installed. Howes St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1534,
between 6 pm & 8pm.
FURNISHED Ame~rican styled
apts. Suitable for a :couple or
snrl person -234 0 029,56 0

SHADES and Shapes
completely furnished 3
bedroom house by itself in

twuo lat -G6a4r2d-87s2235-b7a5 -
FINDING a job I as never
been easier. Call Eyeful Creative
Agency on 900-8258, 900-8259
900-8260, 900-8261 and 9001

Channel TV. parking facilities.
233-2336 or 623-9972.1
SHORT term a artrients for
ovuerseasowgues tt~ Erleas
Subryanville. Contact Shades
and Shapes on 642-8725, 225-
750URNISHED ; and
unfurnished houses: and

placs ch e b tshnd- b~ MO0s
Republic Park -225L6556!0r 610-

US$8AOT0 000 S u~rnse ia
000, bond, office, business$ place.
Call 225-2709, 623-2591, 225-
2, 3, 4 bedrooms) -.$18 040, $22
000, $25 000. $30 000, $40 000.
$50 000, $60 000. Rooms $14
000 -$16 000. Call 231-6236.
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 pm-
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
Gu ine spcaceb ald plav e( ttt
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.

a artmnte seeker t a'sinc me g
0o pay$35 000000$40 0000 $ 5
000 for a top or bottom flat with
two or three bedrooms? Then
call to register with Shades and
Shapes- 225-7540. 642-8725.
The deficiency has been
Georgetown central shopping
centre available soon 3-storey
concrete and steel building -
top/mniddle and ground floor -
68` x 78' 4 500 sqi. ft fully
AC. rental of building is US~i6
000 per annum. Ederson's -
226-54?96 Emnaii
ede~rson~iguyan~a~lnet gy

220-2622, 220-4897.
CINE apartment, toilet
and bath, 4 houses, back
Racing Services, Lot 8
Second St., La Penitence.
D'ANDRADE ST., Gritty -
one secure three (3)-
bedroom apartment, (bottom
flat). Ideal for working
couple/small family $35
380per month. Tel. 621-

TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp
Street for Airline, Salon,
Real Estate, Advertising
Agency, Office or any other
Iusinesis C ntact Samad.

furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartment with pa.(king
space to rent. Suitable for
overseas visitors on short
term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/
bedroom concrete house

sae ight, wat phone
Price $60 000 neg. Call 223-
2919 or 629 -6059.
FURNISHED one & two-
bedroom apts. suitable for
short & long term overseas
guest. Meals can be
arranged. Grilled & security.
Along UG Ri~ad. Call 222-
6708, 6d5160, between 12
noon and pmn.
SHADES and Shapes -
6 fully furnished executive
type apartments suitable for
diplomats, air-conditioned.
hot and cold, generator, etc.

b-l 7i a2 5Cu~eensstowar

ONE bottom flat 2-
bedroom house at 182 Barr
St., Kitty. Price $30 000. 1
adress omt nre ae 0
Zena on 227-0165 or 648-
furnished and uriftrnished
apt., 2-bedroom and 3-

Gedo et wn and ECDfo
house by itself. Call 222-
4782, 222-4784 or 647-

unfurnished house in
EXCELLENT Icondition,

eeactonic sc rity syspsq

fulce, ovred tpn kang
a r-conditioniig. For
further inforrriation and
viewing call 613-3844 or

FRe ISHED une u rh ed
US$400, Bei Air adn
US$1 000, Oleanider Garden
- US$1 000, Prashad Nagar
- US$500, Queenstown -
US$600 & UiS$1 500,
Camnpbellville -1US$1 200.
Kitty US$400. Phone 225-
7173. 223-0267,i 646-6261.
KITTY 32 ;000; C/
ville $45 000;: D'URBAN
BACK LAND, furnished
$90 000; Happy Acres -
PLACES, Kingston US$1
500; New Haven US$2
000, furnished; Bel Air
Park. semi- US$1 000;
Samabha a vGiarden~s.
Queenst wFn, Prashact
Nagar. Happy Acres.
Republic Park, others.
Kington reMai igSttrre

Ne etMark~et St ret, Bar
Regent. Robb, Sheriff.
Croal, others. BOND
PLACES -central
Georgetown. East Coast.
Lombard. Others. LAND
FOR SALE Oleanider
Gardens. 130 x 90) feet -
$16.5M1: Happy Acres.
Atlantic Gardens, Bel Air
Park -- S16.5M. Others.
225-101'7 623-6136 OR 64
M~aini and( Middle Streets.

938 PARIKA, EBE situated
on Riverside. Suitable for
sawmill, etc. Contact Edward
Martin 260-4722.
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
OPri~ce $25M. Call: 612-
03 9
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x .31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.

cnTIWO t~ra~nasorCe ta j
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-
8am and 8-10pm for details.
15 ACRES at
Yarrawkabra 50 years, lease
access to GPL and water, one
minutes drive in from the
Highway. Call Rudy Bacchus

COURT $5.75M, Subryanville
- $14.75M. Foulis 180' jx 150 -
Gas Station/Lumber Yard/
S2agwmtl, tc. TEL. 22 -8148.

miles from Linden transported
250 acres front id~th 010800

acerp E~derson's 2296-54p9
E m a i 1 I :
ederson@guyana netjgy_
Atlantic Gardens, Liamaha

SdS2o L, C/Ill 60'
$14.75M, 15 acres ICentral
Mahaicony, M~ado~ Bank
Highway ~Lands (sand pit
le~s~ort). TEL. 2~26-8148. 625-

PHONE: 227-0928.

RegORSAGeEe saCe to l n
FURNISHiD flit to let
overseas visitors.
Telephone 22 -0e242.the-

bedroom top flat n~ Bel Air Park.
Call 225-3517.

overses sv isors: Telph ne

BUSINESS places on
Sheriff St. (large). Call
Anthony 222-5331, 625-
OFFI E space on Camp
Street $000. Call Anthony
-222-533 625-7090.
ONE bottom flat
aparmerr toilet, bath,

FULLY: furnished 2-
bedroom air-conditioned
house in Bel Air Park. Call

253MBdEdeOnOM hoCs il
short term. Contact 225-
LARGE bottom flat &
rooms, 26 Hill St. Contact
Zalina at the above address

furnY e~Campntllvillhe
1. 3-bedroom apts. 233
ONE two-bedroom
apartment semni- furnished -
$35 000. Tel. #! 616-0938.
1 -2-STOREY. 3-bedroom
house located at Aninadale
M~arshon. Tel 641-0724. 220-
EXECUITIVE office 700
sq. ft. air conditioned,
carpeted. phones. Call
Anthony 222-5331. 625-

BUSINESS places, offices.
houses, apartments whatever you
need! Call Norbert deFreitas -
TWO one-bedroom
apartments $30 000, $25 000.
Call 227-8485. No Agent.
F R ISE rom fr
single working male or female
$4 500 weekly. Tel. # 627.

for b P RT of botto rn l
video world. Call 226-2260.
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
6Russel22 S349P~hone 226-

47FOUR-bedroomr hus at

4Groe77E3C5D.7Contact phone
1 ONE-bedroom
,apartment and 1 two-bedrooni
apartment with telephone in
Kitty. Tel. # 227-6824.
LARGE Princes, Russell &
Camp Sts. bottom flat. Suitable
for any business. Call 226-3949.

Cam SMSs. sh~o fco a yR bsinss
Call 226-3949.
2 -BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster, Canal
#1. WBD. Contact # 615-
2230 -
P,HONE 225-9944. ,
toilet and bath, ECD. Tel, 615-

contN ned apnaertmet nomese Ar
Park, facing Duncan Street.

or sale n Boouerdsat Grn.rIent

27r8stoor 2e7b-8 58P ne
ROOMS and apa tm~ents

r7 090 d F2/in I rojrCm I

1 3-BEDROOM upper
flat building located at!131
Suraj Drive, Triumph, ECD.
220-5173, 220-6245, :645-

to let laAGre WBD, le
than 1 minute rom harbour
Bige. Te:637.
WOODEN 3-bedroom back
roue ,with wtar 1-7 3F5ur0
mon hy. 27 2.
OFFICE space 1 400 sq.
NorthAir dco di ionebre 35

4Gle06getown. Tel. 225-
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035

-US$1 500. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
ONE three-bedroom upstairs
-fully furnished garage.
overhead tank. Tel. 225-8986,
277-3814. 619-9972.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G!town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-

air MPs Sreet re tpefat for
advertising agency, office or
any other business. Tel. 615-
TWO two-store
buildings for r-esidence o
bsines~s in Nehw Market2S2

.2331. _
bedroom top flat and semi-
furnished self contained
rooms available. Call 225
0168 Monday Wednesday.
Friday, between 9 am 2 pm
HOUSE. Dazzel Scheme -
2-bedroom apt. $15 000;
Kitty Public Rd., business
place and living quarters,
South Public Rd.. business
place h-ouse. Monl Repos.
furnished apt USS50 daily
Success Realty 223-65241.

washman to work at wash
ba Call 220-4058

ir u

Able-bodied Guards

a es 40- 55. Mustbe
hiealthy &; possess a
Cleani 1600rd.To work
in G/town & lower

App ~i~n person:: 31 T

ONE Female Office
'Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
,Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
~knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person
with written application and

etrents Caan lvile
G/town -
Dynamic Security Patrol
Officers for University of
Guyana -scooters/
motorcycle an asset. Also
male and female security
guards required. Great
conditions and benefits.
Contact The Security
Administrator, R.K's
National Security Network'
125 Regent Road. Bourda*
MECHANIC with auto
electrical experience and
have knowledge in both

Mok ek-e anb wi

Q iuamiiaion Ct e vGuls
Certificate in Motor
Me hamic/ ~i Mcanic o

repairing trucks, forklift and
vans. Truck Drivers. For
heavy duty and light truck
(2 -3 tons). Remuneration:
Package negotiable. Apply
in persons to The Personnel
M ndage LGyaa) n it

South Cummingsburg

Exst fo FOREST N~lAGE ,
All0 INTS (Lf/UER 5f,


Ali positions are in
Kwakwrani orea grant
Affractriresalary iRincentive.
Apply to:
Genies fwral Mar er-
P.~O. Borx10429, Glmsnr I
Telf: 440~-23'17
between 6 zm &I 8 Ill

Rd., EBD. Contact
Success Realty 223-
6524, 628-0747.
Water Street $25M.
0adsRat 231-

Enterprise Gardens .
size 50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel
# 626-3955. 222-3610.
130' x 60' on a corner
in $4.8M. Tel. 227-
4040. 611-3866, 628-
1LAND at Covent
Gardens. East Bank
Demerara. 120 x 40
transported Tel. 227-
1881, 227-0265, Cell 642-

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 2, 2006j

VUive rnree-oemourn
unfiurnished house in Garnett
Street. Camnpbellville with 24
hrs. water. v;ery spacious and
with all modernised faci~lties,
arrangement can be m-ade to
nave it furnished, depends on
tenants potentials. Secure
parking available. Contact
223-1860. Price US$400

1 FLAT concrete house,
Anndale $2.4M neg. 621-

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Pr-ice nego-
PRASHAD N gar $15M,
Bel Air Park $20M. Mandys
Realty 231-1049/647-2058.
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroomT house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
PROPERTY for sale b
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
OLEANDER Gdns, Bel Air
Park, Subryanville, Regent
Rd., Robb St., Bel Air Gdns.,
etc. Sonja 225-7197, 623-
bedroom house, Ocean View,
corner Lot, one block from E.
C. Public Road. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.
CRAIG 2-storey 3
bedroom house with land size -
35 x 144 ft. house need work
asking $3.9M. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.
building located in Triumnph
Backhands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. MLISt be
sol.1 Call ..... 86
BARRACK ST., Kingsto-,
opp. Peace Corp. Building.
Ideal for any type of businesses,
Plenty yard space. Tel. 609-
8834, 227-1014.
ONE two-storey house,
yard space, two garages,
overhead tank. -BEL Air Park.
Tel. 277-3814, 225-8986,
ONE going bui s
premises; one seCuared
beautifully tiled office: one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel: 333-2500.
ONE two-bedroom i
concrete building located at
Goed Hope Gardens, ECD,
vacant possession. Tel. 642-
PROPERTY for sale by
owner. Two-storey concrete
building, Bel Air Park. Tel. No.
LUMBER Yard with large
house on East Coast $70
million. Future Homes
Realty. 227-4040. 628-0796,

Secti0N ''Enct rr iceh (e w
side) $3.2M. Phone 270-4013,
619-8439. 8 am 5 pm.
NON PARIEL $16M neg.;
Prashad Nagar $30M neg.

h2571N73/h 223 l6 6-
house lot. Ku~ru Kururu 100' x
200' $1.2M. TEL. 226-8148,
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.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-

w4-BEDROO)M oncretet &
Charlestown, formerly Rudy s
Li uorMRestaura~ntnon (o7


page 9 & 24.p65

KERSA.INT Park res deit
vacanlt new 2-storey concrete on
% acre land 3 luxurious
designed bedrooms and
furniture, 2 toilets/ baths, kitchen

Eder~s 's- r226US49765 Emal

TR PLE lots in
Alberttown, business and
large h use -3fron bu idi g
Front :u~ll- ni earns

ruid d e~qS pe~d with a ~
modern features wall-to-wall
carpet, fully air-conditioned
(7 AC units), large
verandah, bar, fully grilled
and lots more. Must see to
appreciate. Price negotiable.
Sp~ac t80 prkl52- Oas3 Phone

YOU can only buly a
house when you use tyh9
'hmaginatlon th ht).Get
houei AeBezeQu estown -
$11.5M; Kitty -$7.5M; Bel Air
Park $15M; Sec. 'K' $16M;
Prashad Nagar $11.8M;
South Gardens $9M;
Meadow Brook $13M. All
prices reduced by 35% 35%
35%. Phone Mrs. Jackson
from God's Favourite Realty,
Bel Air Park 225-5198, 648-
2881. Main work time Sat.
& Sunday. TAKE NOTE.
GEORGETOWN land size -
48' W x 100 L; fully
grilled living space of 2470
sq. ft.; 5 bedrooms including
one master bedroom; 3 full
washrooms with hot and cold
showers; ceramic, terrazzo
and purple heart floor; built-
in-closets and cupboards;
concrete and grilled fence
with 2 entrances: 2 000 gal.
concrete in ground 3-stage
filtration water storage tank
Price negotiable. Tel. #f 629-
SOUTH $15M. $6M
$8M, North $4M, Alber-ttown
S$12.5M, $10M, Queenstown
$45Mi, $35M. Camp Street -
$9Mi~, $16M,, $80M, Regent
Street $40M, $80M, US$1M,

coba tee $2M $'
$;40ML1, Ave. of Republic.
Prashad Nagar $15M, $20M.
$25M, Bel Air Park $16M, .
$26M, $28M, $25M,
Brickdamn $20M, Happy
Acres $28M, $24M, $32M1.
Sheriff Street $38M1. $30M1.
Goodwraill Realty 223-5204
or 628-7605.

290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
SALE. TEL: #611-08811.....
HOUSEHOLD items bed,
chair sets. etc. 609-7358,
NEW Honda Generator
2500/6000 watts, keyimanual
start, EU/UK standard. Call
PURE Bred Ger~man
Shepherd, vaccinated and
dewormed. Telephone Call
number 226-1902-

SpeAkMrs b EeR 14 00 wtt .
new article 622-0267, 629-
ONE (1) 3Y engine
m~iea -e, finished 25.825 Km.
Excel ent condition. Contact
ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine, excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master, Leonora,
ONE 20" Samsung colour
television. Remote control
perfect condition (110v). 611-
Shepherd pups. 7 wks. Old fully
vaccinated. Contact 225-3747.
GOING out of business.
Internet Cafe computers'
scanners, printers, co ters,
chairs, desks, etc.Ca27-
1319, 225-4709.
1 2 400 WATTS 110 volts
Craftsman generation in very
ec 5d c iio0n. P~rie t o.

ntGOINCG oeut of busiunt s

1319, 225-4709.

1 LYCENSED passenger
(17) boat 23 x 7 x 3 % with
engine 150 Hp, life jackets, etc.
Price negotiable. Call 264-
TRUCK for sale model -
TK: one 7-piece dining set
(glass): 1 microwave (Sharp):
1 (Sharp) VcR: 1 washing
niachine (Avanti); 1 six-

Teephon~em 6d10-57 \te

geJC-N Deer 3n0eKVA diesel

mprHpso ewrgine,nk, I e
jil-1,311-,] machine with stones.
1..-4177. 225-2319, 641-
1 HONDA pressure
wassa r,1b and nem t2 r Is
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery
charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
LABRADOR & Doberman
mixed pups and Labrador
and Ridgeback mixed pups.
Tel. 226-7846 from Mon. to
Fri. 3:30 pm to 8 pm, Sat. &
Sun. from 8 am to 8 pm.
television, 1 white
Westinghouse double door
fridge, 1 Whirlpool chest
nrez ct1 2C~hstr draw rsO
Garnett St., Newtown,
FOREIGN pools table for
business and house use also
AC, 18 000 BTU for house or
office use. Contact C & S Nite
Club, 28 Sheriff & First Sts., C/
ville. Tel. 227-3128 or 645-
GE/NX Al rm System:
wholesale pricaers to private
citizens, installers and
security/alarm companies.
Electra Alarms (R.K s) 125
Regent Road. Bourda. Tel.
226-7541. 227-5072.
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips aon ai~ dish. View up
to 125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Tel. 231-
6093, 227-1151 (Office).
JUST arrived from the UK
are 4 and 6-cylinder Perkins
Engines. Lister Engine and
Hydrauilic Power Packs,
portable welding plants and
generator. Contact Tel. # 220-
2034 or # 220-1787.
5-EA E width planer -
$1.2M (ne ); 2 16" service
Planner co binations l $500
000 each (neg.); 1 moveable
table saw, cut up to 6 -$400
000. Ray 275-0208, 626-
0350. Bayee 662-4249.
1 Ford F 150, 1 285
Massey Ferguson Tractor, 2
Portable welder (1 gasoline &
1 diesel), 1 bobcat, 1 -100
KVA alternator & transformer,
1 Cummings engine. Call 225-
7332 or 626-2615.
One Frigidaire Freezer 25
CF: One Woods Custom
Freezer: One plucking
machine (can pluck eight
chickens); Quantity of Watering
and Feeding Cans. Call 328-
2007 or 616-6225.
1 HONDA 9 Hp, 3 000

Pxcell nt rrk ng a $1h7e5r 0
neg. 1 Honda 13 Hp, 3 500,
PSI Pressure washer in
excellent working condition
-$225 000 neg. Call 220-
ONE tar converter for front
end loader. Lister engine &
generator water cool & air
cool, 9.5 KVA, 110/220V.
330 & 500 Bedford engine
(Turbo), differential, TL 7-
ton Chassis and many more.
Call 339-3608.
1997 FORD Ecnoline
van 70 000 miles, 2-225
Envirude outboard engine,
1 7Hp Sears outboard
engine. AII in perfect
working condition. Contact
Murtland De Freitas,
Plantation Sarah Johanna,
EBD. Tel. 662-4079.
bed truck 60 x 180 without
engine. Sold as is or by parts.

SRepd Sna~pp boatfa l

Whe~ddi 229 2o~uderoyen,

ONE (2-storey) transported
concrete property. fully grilled
and fenced. 7 bedroom~s. Owner
leaving country Call Miathura -
625-1676, 231-0555
FOREIGN/Local investor -
invests wisely, 4/5-storev steel
building. Your income (will be
rnillions dollars per day.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
.1-. so.,-, q :I~~ u ,.;Inr, rl m I .,
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large boled46 Oft sq ft. egrht

$50M US$250 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
ederson@guyana net gy
HOPE, EBD land public
road river bank. Ideal ship/ware
house/bond active 2-storey
general business $12.5M/
US$63 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
ee gon guana net:Ry
NEW Road, Vreed-en-Hoop
wone twbou-s eye tco cre tr
house lots and lots of yard space.
Must see. Price $12.5M. Call
SOUTH Ruimveldt 3-
bedroom: 2-storey, good
neighbourhood. Gazebo,
basketball court and Direct TV.
Price negotiable. Call Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
SALE by owner: Front two-
storey, 4-bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with toilet &
bath, enclosed garage. Second
house both located at Triumph,
ECD. Price negotiable. Tel. 227-
LOTS B & BB as one,
Edinburg, Leonora, (Opposite
Leonora Park). Huge 2-flat
concrete and wooden house on
over 1 (one) acre of land and 4
cars garage. Serious enquiries.
Tel. 226-0776, 227-483 .
2 WOODEN buildings at
Gordon St., Kitty with four
apartment buildings, in
excellent condition. No repairs
needed. Price slashed to make
pur.:chase easy. ? or more
information, call 225-9882.
UG Road newly built 2-
storey building with going
r~estaur-ant and bar-, internet cafe,
self-contained apartments.
Office space pools tables. Call
between 12 noon andl 6 prn
Ser-ious enquiries only. 222-
6708/65 -- --
ECCLES Residential -
vacant corner new concrete 2-
storey 4 luxurious Hollywood
Iecilned] bdroomTs, furniture.
i.;:1 '.I i .' 000. Ederson's
226-549(6. Email
D'URBAN\ St., Lodge -
wise investment buying this 2-
storey concrete building 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments, monthly rent will
pay your mortgage
Ederson's -226-5496.
-.- m a 1

REGENT. near Camp St. ~
vacant possession of a new 4/
5-steorra storeel concrete
1M or U S 200O 000.
Ederson's 226-5496 Email:
REGENT St., Bourda -
vacaent 22%to yof bsne s
& ground floor, one lar e
office $17M, US$85 0 0
neg. Ederson's 226-5496
E m aI

BEL AIR PARK corner 2-
storey concrete building,
double lot, top -3 bedrooms,
bottom 2 b drooms -$20M,
US$100 000 ne Ederson s
-226-5496 Emai :
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vaceant neew 2-stmraensir~arh
3 house lots $28M to
US$140 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
-6--- S / L 6C L
OWNERS of building we
have general management
services paying your bills,
rates. Ederson's 226-5496.
E m a i
ECCLES nar aanrtP oRe

cuoxnucr 8ffibeedroornsM o

US965 000. Ederson'sm 26

500 W!ATTS, low
noise Yamiaha Generator and
1 1 200 BTU wmndow Peake
AC Tel. 226-1769. 612-
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 Walkm~ans, car stereo
-4dD 2D Pla6 264Contact

AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU. Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973. Going
DINING table 82" x 42",,
no chairs, TV & cabinet 71
72" x 55", stereo cabinet 74"
(L) x 48 (H). Call 226-7494
STALL for sale corner
spot, good location Stabroek
Market. Tel. 277-3814, 619~

MERCURY in wholesale
and retail quantity. Best price
guaranteed. Contact # 223-
PIT bull puppies Red
Nose, 12 weeks old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Contact Phil.
220 3173
1 7-PIECE oval shape
dining set $35 000, 5-seater
chair set $15 000. Tel. # 627-
1 RISOGRAPH copier (Fr
2950). Call 231-7464, 625-
3375, 259-0275, 259-0505
646-2436 '
$500 at Movie Town OVD
Club. Tel. 223-7245. 231~
5602. For the best quality
MACHINE made envelopes.
Good prices, order only. Get
inquisitive, call 223-5204 or
227-4876, anytime.
FOR sale/rental active
large snacktette. Bourda Market
Lights, phone, coolers. TV,~ etc
C3all 226-5063, 231-4139
LAB equipment full works

toereraartora 2 6b00 awtts. Irn.2a2h
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs also one
trail harrow. 16d~ea 9f5r rice
wark contact 6305
1 20-FEET stainless steel
h-olding room (freezer) with
compressor and blowers -
$450 000. 233-5859, 623-
0501, 623-8058.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks olds
fully vaccinated & dewormed -
$15 000 each. Tel. 229-6527'
610 971
ZENITH 42"' Plasma TV,
Philips 64"' flat screen TV, Bose
321 Home Entertainment
System Series Two. 226-4177,
225-2319, 641-2634-
HOUSEHOLD items e.g.
bed, wardrobe, 2 large stereo
sets for any bar-b-que, disco
wedding, etc. Reasonably
pric d. Cal 2 9 252
BODY parts AT 170, AT
150. AE 91, EE 96, EP 71, EP
82, FB 12, FB 13. ST 182. SV
4 engines tan~smis ios283

T $-Door English Ford
Sports car shell In perfect
condition and Toyota Cressida
car. Reasonable offer. Contact
Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
Telephone No_s, 225-1?911' _~
miniature Ninja CBR for kids,
gas model, key and manual
start, full flare, light, horn.
exhaust system, brand new -
$180 000. Call 624-8402, 225-
Network. For efficient and
quality sky satellite dish services
& reconnections. Best after sale
service, & free installation-
6Phon~e #022C-79 t6h4e6- 80
ONE (1) upright deep
freezer complete witn
shelves, 220 volts in perfect
condition. One 24 000 BTU
iana onic S it Arecond to

combmpbur er,w seakers and

C7"ntractnin (84104 or 6s2

B~iLiDiNG at Bel Air Avenue
Lamaha Gardjens. Excellent
condition. S23M neg. Prime
iocationi. C~all 225-7706 or 645.
URGENT needed
commercial residential building
for sale/rent Regent St., Robb
St. Ederson's 226-5496.
Email; ederson@guyana.net.gy

226-8148. 625-1624.
li CUTUR Rd.
residential vacant, new 1-year 2-
storey 2-family building, top/
bottom 2 luxurious bedrooms -
$8.6M or US$42 000. Ederson's
-226-5496. Email:
BRICK(DAM, Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey, 6 luxurious
bedroomsloffices for insurance.
4de~aM4-st~oey2 cm~pterd sco -
226-5496. Email:
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Rulmveldt
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on 624-
1370. No reasonable offer
refused. Vacant possession.
property, Happy Acres $35M
neg.; Subryanville -huge
property on double lot -$50M;
huge concrete property, Bonesika
St., Sect 'K', C/ville $22M. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
-227-4040, 628-0796, 642-
4680, 611-38660 Properties for
Bale. Ele Air T ;n i $ ,
Sheriff St $13M $60M
Lime St. $80M1, Avenue o

ROBB ST., Bourda nea
niarket vacant 2-storey concrete
building 40' x 88'. land 50' x
100', if divided into 80 mini malls
your daily income will be m~illions
dollars. Fulture development 4
si .0 .I.- n.- 31I store $40M or
U. i~.*."1.* Sderson's 22
5496. Emah.
EBD, opposite Harbour Bridge -
luxurious 3-storey building,
double plot of land. ideal for
home. hotel, business/office.
592-233-5859, 592-623-0501.
592-623-8958. http://
w w w ge o c it ies c om /
ONE three-storev building -
33 000 sq. ft. at Paria.delfr
Hotel, Store. Hospital or any
oth-er type of businesses, etc. Any
reasodneablde pric tcw dsdbae
Shneiff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
----ENTERPRISE Gardens East
Coast Demerara upstairs 3-
bedroom residence includes
master room; downstairs 2-
bedroom self -contained, Maidd
qu rters, thultsm she arknn
lcn$6.5 neotiable. Cail 62 -
4809 or aft r 6 pm 225-7034.

?-story Rull ydrooo rseteW2 h

bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet. cabinet, hot
water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car gara e, front
view to PPbli cBDoant. Lotte6
Nandy Pr, ED neres e
person only to call. Day8412026-
7806; evening 225 81.
FOR sale one concrete
Factory with tiled floor can be
used for Fish Factory, Food
Manufacturer, church or bond
Loatison 8 West Ruirnveldtoa2"d,
between BACIF and Fire Station,
behind GuySon's. Going at $32M
neg. Avoid lies of down paym~ents
none done yet. Call26-44
or 231-2930.
ECD one brand new 5-
bedroom. 2-storeyed concrete
building for sale. All
conveniences included.
Water. electricity, telephone.
pring f~ort2 ve icls atuhl

stosrercumil dd nrds for

m den o tceanc vada Taerd
611-8912, 227-3788.

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.JUSTot;;whadrf Ken!worti-
tractor an~d 40-toi
Oetamian e low: boy trader
poweredl by aj 3406 TA
Cateroillar engn~e.. 425 Hip
Both itemis are in ;nmmac ulate e
condition. MuiLst see to
appreciate Call 218-3899
623-1003, 2i8-1469.
1 MEBER band saw 3 1
Hyster forklift gasoline) 1
Wadkin 5-head mloulder.. 1
surface, table router-
compressor, mortiser, drill
press, broom stick machine,
sharpener, grinders, flat
blades, slotted knives, Profile
cut 1rsb n5d0s0a sand up2, 02
6460, 644-0150
TOTAL 2 600. TWO 15" 1 100

CALL # 625-8763, ANYTIME.

21 BEDFO)RD Mode
M truck:. Tel: 455-2303.
ON~E riefnneratedd trunrk
G;FF series. C~ail Te;. #i i23
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!.iiP C 1i~ rn-ags. -14
r ms Nh o tae dck, 4-
cyllinder- EFL, PFi- series $825
000 neg Ca i 222-4782. 222-
4784, 647-4565 Domiinic.
!: 1932 Carina. Honda, AE 81.
10anlno, Ceres, AT 15, 812
Sunny. AE 100, Star-let and
mullch m~ore from $350 000.
222-4782, 222-4784.
1 HONDA Civic (PJJ
series) 1999 mnodel manual,
fulily powered. A/C. Price
$1.9M (hardly used Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
$1.8M; 3Y $400 000 $600
000: RZ -$70 000 (3Y en Ie)l

S00m R.Zb atoarsmati M. Dave
Auto Sales. Tel. # 225-1103,
Cell 612-4477. Credit can be
arranged. All prices neg.
1 3-TON Nissan Canter
$1.5M, 1 2-ton Toyota Canter -
$650 000; 1 Honda Civic $300
000: 1 Honda Leyland $750
00 ; 3 1s2 seater mitni ues

1ei i-. h' ires -$50 MO.

F 150 CHEVY $3.9M neg.;
Toy~ota Tacomna Twin Cab-
$2.5M~ no x4 Toyota/2 x 4
Toyota =~ I.- .. a-Runner stick
gear and automatic. Dave Aulto
Sales Tel. # 225-1103, Cel!
612-4477. Credit canl be
arranged. Prices neg.
212 CARINAA (Doctorl
rve) omile!iage -$1 650
0ile~i:00. AE 110 Sprintori, PJJ 51
550 000. TT 190 Corona S1
D iOo 00 -1 5M; AE 100(

S1.3W. AT 170` Corolla/Coro-a
t;T775 000 Dave Auto Sales

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Co-~ntac Tel. 23-6262 :3


"S1.6M, SVeei 4 Camy $17M

AT 212 Car-ina $1.6M, AT 170
Coronia. full lite $975 000. EP
F5 ,; Tu bo Sarei exciej
Honda Crdce (1997 model) -
S1 6M. Toyota Caidina
$1 2M,. AE 91 Sprmnter 700
000 and much more. 227-
4040, 628-0796. 618-7483.

A~CMPY ;:.

ONE- AT 150 Corona stici
yeai:r/Don! wheei drive, in
Scondition~ Pr-ice $460
Tei. 621
3341_ ---
AE 110 Toyota Sprinter
Inotor Car. late PHH series, fully
loaded. Contact Marvin 612
3111, 226-8740. Excellent
working condition
HH 3265, BH-H 1457. 1 Cab
BGG 6538. Contact Sham~eer
-tel 526-9780. 662-9215.
ONE Toyota Ceres, full
loaded, one owner. We l
maintained. Call 642-0682,
618-7179, 254-0550.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater
m a nu al $4.1 m il i o n .
Please contact 6?3 '031.
E. 3.,,, 1 yr. old. excellent
.ii~ Contact 233 2263,

SUUKI Vtr ll ie

$1.3 ne aea,22 On4df 68-
0796. 61 -748,3
TOYOTA AT 192 Car-ina
fully powered, automaRtic
excellent condition. T'el. 226
9)316, 617-1505.
4-WJD RANGE Ro~ver
Lnd Rover with alloy rimns
& Soniy CD p~layer. Pr ced a ,
gio. #r 621-74--0

longO t-ay 17 feet, 4D! 5
iirni Slte cor196tnn. 7 1
ShNEi Coaster bu n 7

ON~E TT 131 COlRONAi 1
good condiitoion man~ :.0
tic' : ape- dech Te .
G26 ... 1 hours # %220

ONE 1100 MF Tracts .
Suitable for Rome Pliouch
or Timrber Granit. Police neg.
Contact Lawrence. Pho~ne
TOYOTA Hilux Jeep P.l)
seci ACC autonatc c~oiao
automatic. Contact Sar'ah 225-
250O0, 646-5S888

PHAT e1ri FtawCoron -
powered, automatic, AC. etc. In
immnaculate condition $1 450
000. Call 276-0313, 626-1141-
1 NISSAN' Pathfinder,
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded, crash
bar $1.4M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GJX 81 Mark 11
(4-cylinder new engine),
auaton at c,Prli 7ow~e e

iontact0Rocky 225-14?00 or

1 TOYOTA G-Touriing
Wagon (PHH series)
aulomnatic, flliiy powered, ma
r-ims, CD. Price $;1.3M (neg.).
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
621 -5902.
1 Kf 192r TOYOTA1 Carin!a
/pie.auromnatic, fuly
powered. ACl. rniag rims; CD
alarm., remiote start. Price-
Si 3M. Cont:act Rockry # 2:.5

NISSANL L~auriel (01 door

ca)ecletcodto ne
$425a~ 000nc i .or

wLith spa~res I:.
Call 620-?74 029 '35 8

with 2T endl:ne.. dnviny, b~oJy
isork n~eerie71 lei. 64 -9047
1 RZ mininbus in immiaculate
condition wilth music, mngs
crystal iilyhts. etc $1.5M neg
Contact G66-0798
Corona fuily powered w tl A.
en as. Exceeilent crton 2 Price

TOYOTA SV 50 Vista,
immaculate, fuLl/y loaded, factory
TV, new -naI tyres, perfect in
every w~ay Lr/-4474. 226-1844.
1 AT 192 automatic, one
owner, PJJ fully loaded, mags,
deck $1.2 million neg. 233-2336
or 623-9972.
ONE AT 192 in mint
condition, fully powered, one RZ
minibus. Excellent condition
Tel. No. 265-3694-
NISSAN Pulsar 4-door car
silver, mags, CD Player. like new.
Must see. Call 225-5591, 619-

cr1 TOYOTA AE 1 Sprintaed
628-7737. Price $1.1M.
1 TOYOTA Premio Motor car.
O~ne owner, leaving. Credit
available. Price $1.8M. Call
1 NISSAN Caravan, 15-
seater- minibus CD player.
amnplifie a -dition: or as
parts. C :
1 1%SSAN Biie Bird car .
toi - autorriatic, excelient
Pace - $900C 000
Contact R~ocky # 225--?1400 or
21i-5 902
(1) N vSSAN~ Frontier 2003
inode! su le: chaqce. linmaui~late
condition; Pice negotn~iFFe
S623-89 9

b13-4000 i

stick gpar. Wagon al. ii fIre

35 5Mi neg Tel. 2071
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
clear~iront! wheel drive, in
Z.. I con~dition Price $460

1 TOYOT^ ciorlle Cab (3Y
--,r^ lonaH i.?. deff, 4 x
GHH seres -$1.3M 1
neg 3227-4040, 6283-0796, 618.
74 3
ONE AT 192 Carina motor
car with CD Player. Spoiler
and manl rim~s. Price $1 200
000. Call 227-0902 or 227-
3336. -
1 929 MAZDA Wagon, back
wheel drive, needs minor body
work, good working condition -
$250 000 neg. Contact 233-5133
(w)j, 233-6250 (h).
SV 30 CAMRY automatic.
AC, fully powered, mag rims,
immaculate condition, hardly
1sd- $ 1.21J.C~o9@ct Rocky -

1 RZ bus, Long base

31 e : excellent condition $151

B(.a1I -.gContact Puran?- i
BlaDam, Pouderoyen, WBD.
TelI. # 264-1239. 615-2817.
1 DYNA Truck, enclosed
1 1.5M. 1 Mazda Pick-up -
$800 i'000; 1 American
Standard com~pressor. 150 ibs
tal $3"r0 00 t -

1 TOYOTiA RAVI-4. PH(1 -
sene:s. 000o- powe-ed,
NC chor r rimse crash

i='qntact eq 3

-., 42 u.5-17


or so 9-, good
Call 51^3 7531,



on nae i

.initBt Ryan- 620-7C1C

Jee~p ,. shell Tai 625

1 RZ; i;ng L;-se mini b~is

music e::Si'cc~ 390 00 Cl

1 J-RUNNER au~tomatic.
excellent conidltion Si AM.
Cntc R90cky # 225-14E00

mmlraculatee condition.
Tiptronic. -1 1 -tc Cal
22'0-6770, 1 -' 1 ~
1 TOYOTA 4X4 Hilux
automatic. Pr-ice negotiable
Contact cell # 623-4383.
TOYOTA G-Touring
Wagon. 5 A engine
automatic. like new. 74
Sheriff St.. C/ville 223-

iie law;:,ii Cal22 -5591 or 6 '

7677. 024 84C2
1 AE 0 YT
Eprinter (PH seri a e~ -I
mautmg c ful poe1 r?
m a0 Cor isc Ro nn aculate ?
5902. 225-,1400
AT *S2 CARiiNA. PJJ ser as
C r 1800 O Os ne n;E 10
000 neg.: 1 RZ mm inbus. BHH
series, mIusic. ma1R rlimlS ex
Con. $1 300 00D ; AE
100. Sprinter $1 000
ne. aldona .~ PJJ
series -$1 30C : n i

70now .H ..- .. AT 0

000; u~y Huur !gro! o ile sto l
lasts. Harry and Son Auto Sale
Maraj Buildin a. Tel. 227-
1R881 227-02 5. Cell 642-

nal s in :n nr

ii I11:lrn :i i It
1 ii

02 6
N)'E Nsisan Laure l fully
loaded M~odei C 33, 1-
iylinder, gear. (PW,. PM~. PS)
Price neg. C?!I 223-9021
Ceil: 629-7419 i(Monty),
!w TON~Fo-d Truick, enclosed.
partsj for Mort-cedc;s 200 ser-ies.
..*** Ca r a s ssion for

ssrles, immaculiate condition -
S2.4M ... a 1 idin~t
condition. : .~~.. ? ~.."95*4.

13 S~kicdder

b i

nd hon resh
to 5 i nou

T u bi

Runner~ 4 x 41 (iow~ m leage ,
automatic, fully powered. A/C
mag rims.. CD Player. music set
alarm. Credit available. Price
$2.3M. Contact Rocky - 225
1400 or 621-5902
series) immaculate condition
autolrmatri. nsuiiy p le ed.a A
bars, roof rack, CD Player.
Price $;3.2Mv (neg). Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-

ON~E GJJ Levianid double
axie truck with 20-cvd. tray and
hihab Perefec for sanid
selecric pole '";

condition. Price niegotiable s
Call 640-2365
TOY OTA Hii uix Do uble
lab Pic isp a? astertiesd e
door 1996 mnodel, Honda De~sol
Short car, BMW~l ,18i Short car
226-4177, 225-2319. 641-


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26 s.~DAuY C);IRF~~(igip~,Vlygg; 006

10-man Real hold

Barca at Nou camp

By Simon Baskett with a 1-0 victory at Real
MADRID, Spain (Reuters)- A The win pushed Manuel
classy solo goal by Brazilian Pellegrini's side up one place
striker Ronaldo and some out- to seventh, while Cup final-
standing goalkeeping from istsZaragozaremain 10th.
Iker Casillas helped 10-man At the other end, base-
Real Madrid come from be- ment club Malaga look to be
hind to hold leaders Barcelona heading for relegation after a
to al-1 4raw at the Non Camp, 3-0 defeat by fellow strugglers
yesterday. Real Sociedad.
The result did little to stop Barca were welcomed
Barca's progress towards a sec- onto the pitch by aspectacu-
ond consecutive league title, lar crimson and blue mo-
however, as they remain a com- saic held up by the 98 000
fortable 11 points clear of their fans at the Nou Camp and
arch-rivals at the top of the table they responded with a high-
with seven games left to play. tempo start.
Real fell behind to a~ contro- Dutch midfielder Mark
versial Ronaldinho penalty mid- van Bommel gave Casillas
way through the first hal~f and a couple of early scares and
suffered another setback soon af- leading striker Samuel
ter when Roberto Carlos, who Eto'o almost put the
had conceded the spot kick, was Catalans ahead with a vi-
red-carded minutes later for say- cious low drive but his
ing something to the referee. shot was beaten away by
But Real, who were crushed the alert Real keeper.
3-0 by Barca at the Bernabeu Barca proceeded to pour
this season, salvagedadraw and through the Real midfield al-
some pride when Ronaldo-roared most at will, although they
on to a clever through-ball from took the lead in controversial
Julio Baptista and netted with a circumstances after Van
deft chip eight minutes before Bommelengineered penalty
the break. when he easily went to
Earlier yesterday, Villarreal ground under a Roberto
warmed up for next- week's Carlos challenge.
Champions League quarter-final, Ronaldinho sent
second leg against Inter Milan Casillas the wrong way
when they secured their first when he fired low into the
Primera Liga win in five outings corner with his spot kick.

* a ,J

Please contact: Mlr. G. Winter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or
M~r. Clifofod Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304




m i~PI
HONEST & reliable Taxi
Drivers to work in a popular #1l
service. Fully loaded and
we lemahi tieare cars goo
oneasefererice 2r~equird.

knONoEr )d Waitres e as
a pleasant personality. Apply
Rn ersoturn at heofOdaysdseey
207 Barr St. Kitt wity
application & ID after 11:30

3yWsAIT ESS, C)Ieaners, 20 -
Certificate, from in and around
G/town. Apply with written
application and references to
Taj RestP rant,N?28hCanipa S.
2 WAITRESSES to work
at Kathy Dazzing Delite
161 Zohara St., Better
Hope ECD. Tel. 623-2140,
617-el449 =

Bat SECURdTanGuard fnof
(Dog~s) Division, 2 lorry and
van Drivers to work as Drivers
Con cnttr ct iakne mirnibuK\
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, Bourda. __
FEMALE Clerical
tssistarntts A Il inaterson
your own handwriting.
Requirements: Maths &
English. Horse Shoe Racing
Service. 6/7 Commerce &
Longden Sts., between 1:30
pm & 4 pm.
WOODS Letterwood,
Wabaima, (spice wood),
a mlatelYotohd tsoanceasn
general domestic, live-in
maid, gardener/handyman.
64Blvi Curt, Bell Air. Tel.
TIME Office Clerk, age 25 or
over. Must have cornp ter
Ceparane 1 Applicationc 1
recommendation, 2 passport
pictures at a Hotel, 227 South
R2L658t~own, G/town. Office
Foest Ma agera, Acouah

Doctor, Moulder Operator,
Bulldozer Operator & Truck
Drivers. AI| positions are in

K aoean alea abn t

wanted. Recent photo and
reference must be attached
to application. No older than
h5yas eb nst matrrn

Singh, P.O.Box 5866
Ti idd7 9W~est Indies or Tel.

SuWANTED atafSurvival
Shift Cashier, Salesgirl.
Applicants must apply with
a written application and a
passport size photograph to
16 Vlissengen Road,
Newtown, Kitty. Tel. # 227-
8506. Transportation is
provided for employees
living within/around
Georgetown -



ONE three-ton Canter.
Debra Tel. # 223-8233 (Work),
223-2498 (Home). 643-8093.
CSALou eTnADiY 06 -3786

Sprinter~forT 01$ pa o0
eight hundred thousand and
CntacoPheste'os uto Sans,
Lot 2 G.eor~ge and Hadfield
Stret~s,i 226-9951, 226-5546

73K MILES, 4X4. HID'S, 20's
CALL TADDY- 623-3786
(Serious enquiries only).
TWO Toyota Corona cars,
stick for $750 000 ~and
automatic for $800'000,
balne wit$i 0f iO modtph
AII pa ~ers are in order-
Contact Pete's Auto Sales.
SrteetsG r26 -951 2H2 Se
or 231-7432-
series,' excellent condition;
seies ear laent condi in1
Toyota Corona Premio,
excellent condition. All
vehiecres' autdomatic cotA
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
2G~eor99e nd22H d~fiel Sr ts,
7432. ,
RECENT shipment from
?en "ota Cb 1 aLA 19CK
2 $925 000, Toyota Corolla
AE 111 i$850 000, To ota
Mtuihiia ne $160 0000,
Mitsubishi RV $925 000'
Toyota Raum $1 100 000. AII
pne rn the Wr.bCeonaancd
fazela- Awuto Sales 276-
0245, 6 8- 179-
FOR0 F 150 2 X 4 Extra
Cla P ouo, (utuoxrna c3Y
erline -tmai oith cew
xtaCab 4 x4 Pickup
automaticc) $2.7M, Toyota
12-seater minibus- $400 000,
Toyota Xtra Cab Tundra (never
r~egistered)d $24.M, Mere es
$5.5M, Toy00ta Single Cab 4
xd as 480x 00,1 D ubl$1C9
neg. 227-4040, 628-0796

recoNEitoned vehicieshi ntr
Toyota Cordla NZE 121, Toyota
Ipsum (8-seater) Toyota Passo
2 042 1oe), To oa Wri
(GH rid), Tobyota Vit aZC 50

GLancei-CK2.,Toyota Carldn

Wagon Toyota Hilux
Pickups. Order early and get
the best prices on duty free
vehicles. Full after sales

226-4939'. A name and a
service you can trust.
To o~ta0Corolla 03NZEoln2d
Civic EK3 & ES1. Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab LN 172, LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN 107,
LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN
169, To ota Hilux Single Cab
- LN 1 6, Toyota Hilux Surf _
RZN 185 YN 130, KZN 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV, Toyota Carina AT
192, AT 212, Toyota Marino
AE 100, Toyota Vista AZV 50.

4. :A 26 C 1 X 1
2A. To ota Corona Premio AT
210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110. Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer
SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda'
Georgetown. Tel. 226-8953'
226-1973, 227-3185, Fax.
227-3185. We give you the
best cause you deserve the

1 TOYOTA Starlet Glanza,
fully loaded. Price neg. Contact
226-0041, 621-5407.
2 AT 170 cars, 2 AT 150 car-s.
Pl on 2e~xcel ent condition.

$1.8M. Tel. 613-9442.
1 NISSAN Frontier (Super
charge) Extra Cabl2003
mo e d, au~torraticrimsull
wheel drive, new tyres, (GJJ
series), immaculate condition.
Price $4.3M. Contact Rocky
K2H2A-1 00 or 62 -5S90 .
Corona, AT 192 Carina, AE 100
Sprinter and Corolla, AE 91
Sprinter, & Corolla, AT 170
Carina & Corona; AE 81 Corolla,
AA 60 Carirja; AT 212 Carina,
AE 110 Carolld and Sprinter, RZ
mnbs TR nRA aLe a d shohrn
back Pickup (Extra Cab) and
(King Cab), Hilux Surf (enclose)
ad opn6 1ak07C6 3t S~u~nl on
Lot 10.- 10 Hadfield Street,
Stabroek, G/town, behind
Brickdam Police Station.

0018 -

seEXPERI2E2N4C3E girls to

TELEPHONE 642-8781q
CONTACT 623-0957.-- -

faObNeEd Tr ck D~river f r
1923, 616-5679
1 LIVE-IN Mai 25 40
yrs. Must know to cook. Call

LIVE-IN Domestic 22 _
28 yrs. to work in Trinidad.
Call 774-4546, 1-868-683-
TO buy old batteries'
copper, brass, aluminium and
2crp207.n. Call 266-2515'

comCAter lterate. Apy t
Kam~b at6Mini M~a 36 Sheriff

for working persons in city
or suburban with moderate
rentalUS R9140US and

BOYS to work as kitchen
Assistants at Germans
Restaurant, 53 Robb St., L/town.
SECURITY Guard, Cleaner,
Handyman. Apply to Exclusive

Bar, 14 Public Rd., Vryheid's
Lust, ECD. Tel. 220-5244.
ONE Cook and Bar
At en nt.Mpdpl a~ttDoe' Peoe
10:30 hrs and 12:00 hrs
ONE Lorry Driver, for East
Demerara Estate preferably from
Mahaica Area. Call 228-2480'
228-5378, 613-8554.
WAITER, Waitress,
Cashier. Apply to Kamboat
Restaurant, 51 Sheriff St. or
17 Public Rd., Vryheid's
Lust, ECD.

Clearance, ID Ca
BOND workers. Must be
able to read and write. Send
written application to:
Manager, Keishar's, 5 Camp &
Hadfield Sts., G/town.
TRAINEE Machinists
Electrician and Mechanic'
Must know about Diesel
engine. Apply 18 23
Industrial Site, Eccles,

- -~~l~
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, a23e 325 to 45. Tel. 609-
--ONE Slesgirl, one
Mean /erac nt.Agedl8ien y
8n ivel on the ECD. Call

GeorgRtoPnn Eh~at out skirt
for serious buyers, investors
Pice 7 $3M2 0n 7,.Phor
DECENT working
female roommate to share
furnished apartment in
Kitty $19 000 including
6 7ht 1w~aer. Call Sharon
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
withewtritten applcto to
Ele tronic, 143 Regent Road.
Tel. 227-4404.
r-- ONE Cook to make puri,
egg ball and one
LHo seeepr Cel T2h31-71a2sn
New Market Sts., opp. Public
ONE minibus Driver
(Route 41), 40 50 yrs
Contact O. King, 399
Baramita Street, South
Ruimveldt Gardens.
ONE live-in family to work

ngvr.Ap71rmaat19M2 D na
St., Newtown, Kitty. 225-6571.
to work in the interior. Must
haeep16ene-T 9Call 225-

sev2eTM tDhriver3-for new'
experience. Email name'
address, tel. No. to:
toEXPkERENCGErD Waitreoss s
Restaurant, UG Road -$1 000
per shift. Apply in person
between 3 pm and 6 pm.
COMMERCIAL properties/
baond businessephj ess officaeds/
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148
1 CLERK to do NIS,
Wages, etc. with computer
knwledgpe. Po ehrswa dd 1

General Store, 116 Regent
Road, Bourda.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Mes c)now tofd cmlanicurned

1 GENERAL Domestic
from the East Coast to work 3
days per week. Tel. 220-6115.
ONE live-in Maid
between the ages 30 and 45
t wor ko-0 a oigl fem
- 8:30 -16:30 h. Sat. 09:00
- 12:00 h.

H mwrakin ge abnce i
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
-167 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
to do hire car work and one
male dispatcher 40o work
night. Reference from last
employer needed. Call
Jeffrey. anytime after 5 pm.
Cell # 622-8350.

Bissan's Trading, 94 King
Street, Lacytown. between
Regent & Robb.

V learnet WIac litieAH
hot. o c op yvi nfg
Seannc ns Tand3a
5369 or 625-7189.

TWO Offices or
buslinK s sp~ate eat M~ain
Amsterdam. Contact Tel.
# 333-3G927N br s32nl2s6s

lace O0ft x 35 t 1
~ecdur beautifullty
ti tdice 30ft x 25ft.
'1" be reodom No~us~ea

UPPER f lat .of two-
store ed building for
Pucsainesis Cp Y:rpo s -
ocarten too r tet
neeadtuarters) PO8ace
T 1ep hone if 6 18 -

,b~uildinhg newly built in
thse heart of Ne w
Aemdsuceerd adm g at i cParli c e
Call 33 3 -24 5 7, 3 3
2-STOREY prime
re~asidenteipl Cprop~ert
Cauaeed In icnoiled
Price million
negotiable. iContac d~
Tel. 327-7164


2Ro~ad, N/A. Te .333-

JUST arrived Cater illar

Toyota Hux. Prices
Stiab DEd ar~d CB.ATul
327-5319. 623-9 25.

One Ranso r
Ploug on pair

acsP Y 1 GEN an~c

orentr #5rced
hbnaut3 -2221 (Lava

at eU SI r v 320

ei~~ md275~i~

dr line wit 3T7L enGian;1t
- x 36;" pitch oroaeleer;
(1 ~3Y2" dia. x 13 ft 6 ins.
Breo Ie lr mhf~ri s ahr e, with
transmission; 1 Bedford
en ine block with standard
c ~nkizsehsaftopnt;1 head
motors; cutting~ torc ; one
Scomrpete ~a weldfina
se;on T371 3G3-
32 6.

1 NISSAN Pathfinder CHaURdCH~iViewtrHotel,
rd 3 d lo er ad3 S ve
Never usce Nieht Ha8 Stes.#3-3927
2mo45rcy l. .g 38


SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 2, 2006 nr

G NNL advance to se mis


lifeon March 31,2005.
Sunrise: Novemberl.1954
Sunset: March31,2005
"lali the thoughts of those who care r g
dhyd eash sa nes ior hearts
Youarelovinglyrememberedinevery way
Sadly missed by her husband Ganesh, children Shamie, Padmini & Anandi,
sons-m-~law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and other relatives & friends.

Watch your business

GR O W! Advertise in

the Guyana Chronicle.

Tel: 226-3243-9

Or 225-4475

WILLIAMIS: In loving and cherishe-d
memory of a dearest mother, daughter ,
sister, aunt, niece and cousin MICHELLE
who passed on to God's Glorious
Kingdom on March 30: 1988.
You are gone butnotforgotten
We think of you everyday and miss you :
verymuch. f
Lifegoeson, weknowthatistrue, butitis
not the same without you. ;
Noeters, no words, can say how we miss ~ ~ ~ .:
You are lovinglyremembered in every way :3
M~ayGod continue to grantyou Eternal Rest.
Sadly missed by your daughter Stephanie, mother,
sister, brothers: aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

. .srl rpmZt~~la

HONORA, formerly of
Meten-Meer Zorg. died
peacefully at home,
surrounded by her
family on Mlonday.
February 27, 2006 in
I;( her90'year .
Beloved wife of the late.
Jonathan Adolphus Exeter.'
Loving mother of Norma
Baichoo-Douglas, Rachel, Joycelyn and the late Jonathan
Exeter. Cherished grandmother ofAaron Exeter, Richard
~ Exeter, Roslyn Baichoo. Barrington Baichoo and adoring
J'r rljt~ l~:iv.r...:Ire of Brandon Baichoo and Caieb
Thompson. Sister-in-law of Cecii Exeter, Iris King. Inez
King. Edna Williams (Ernest), Lindon Exeter, Iris Williams
and Edith Exeter (USA). Adoring aunt to the King family,
Holder family. Isaacs family, W~illiams family and Exeter
family. Fond cousins of the Leacoks. Newlands. W'illiams,
-Brothersons and Fridays.
Funeral service took place at St. Stephen's Anglican
Church? Ottawa, Canada on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at
11 a~.int:ermet a PmcrestCemetery Ottaw~a Canada I

The other match brought
together GNNL 'B', Stabroek
News 'B' and Sports Desk.
GNNL again triumphed with 90
games followed by Sports
Desk's 68. Stabroek News 'B'
brought up the rear with 63.
GNNL's leading scorers were
Mederick Shortt with the maxi-
mum 18 games, Godfrey
Samuels and Mortimer Garrett
with 17 each and James Mars
on 14.
Timothy Whyte's 16
games were all that was
needed to secure second po-
sition for Sports Desk while
Stabroek News players could
not find their rhythm.
Sports Desk suffered two
loves with Tris Hutson and
skipper Mark Young being
taken down lovers' lane.

GARY Jansen marked the
maximum 18 games as
Guyana National Newspapers
Limited (GNNL) justified
their 'A' team status, whip-

ping Prime News and
Stabroek News in 'llesday's
sitting at the GNNL Sports
Club, Lama Avenue.
With that victory, GNNL

'A' booked a place in the semi-
finals in the Annual Western
Union Inter-Media Dominoes
In the feature match, GNNL
'A' chalked up 79 games, Prime
News 69 and Stabrock News
'A' 6.
Other top scorers for the
victors were Leo Ramalho and
Orin Boston with 15 and 14
games respectively. Adam Har-
ris 17 games and Esan Griffith
14 were enough for Prime News'
cause while the outspoken
Stabroek News' Michael Da
Silva 14 could not muster up
support from his team mates.
Allison Graham of
Stabroek News offered his
love twice and it was accepted
by Prime News Esan Griffith
and GNNL's Nigel Edwards.

(From back page)
Boodram attacked on the
bell, followed by Philander,
the bunch reacting some sec-
onds later but still holding on.
Coming for the home-
stretch, Boodram who was in
the lead started the sprint,
followed by Philander, with
Greaves powering from be-
hind, passing the others to
cross the line- quarter of a
wheel ahead of Philander.
Earlier, Williams reclaimed
the Juveniles ten-lap race in
25:51.90 minutes, including the
two sprint prizes, with Chris

wine Crd other tdo dr

Holder took the 12-14 years
race, along with the sprint
prize, followed by Johnatan
Fag dte Veterans Under-45,


Bekele wins " "
(From back page)
Kenya's Isaac Songok to
cross the line in 10 minutes
54 seconds at Fuknoka's
chilly seaside course.
S ongok went one better
than his bronze last year, finish-
ing just a second behind Bekele,
with Morocco's Adil Kaouch
third in 10:57.
"No victories are ever easy
but today was the toughest,"
B8ekele told reporters after col-
lecting his 17th world title in
trac ind rnd vdrafs cutt .

close. The course was very flat
and fast, and it was very
windy, so it was hard to droP
the other competitors."
Tirunesh Dibaba made it
an Ethiopian double, produc-
ing a powedial finishing burst
to defend her 8km title.
Dibaba, who won the 4km
race last year, outsprinted
Kenyan-born Lornah Kiplagat,
who runs for the Netherlands,
to win in 25:21.
"I knew I had better finish-
ing speed so I wasn't too
demoralised," said Dibaba, who
missed nearly a week of train-
ing in the run-up to the cham-
pionships through illness.
"I wasn't feeling very well.
It was very hard but hopefully
this will be the first of many
gold medals."
onKipla at fini hed five tech
Ethiopia's Meselech Melkamu
third in 25:3?8-
The 4km races for both
men and women will be
dropped from next year's
world cross country champi-

virgil Jones was again the win-
ner, with Kennard Lovell second
and Shameer Baksh third, while
Beresford Bookey chalked up
another win in the Over-45 race '
ahead of Compton Persaud and
Neville Atwell.
Lloyd Thomas won the
Upright race, with Osafo
Matherson second and Nigel
Jacobs third, who also claimed
the sprint prize.
In the BMX events, Rawle
McLean won the 6-9 race'
Zayad Baksh was second and
Kareem McLean third, while
Pnnar Manda swns oho w nner
Tariq Baksh

Lloy~d ThO asn s cion rWait:
Grant-Stuart and third Travis
Glasgow, while Ashley An-
thony' won the 6-12 Girls' race.
AuM aer l Unialri 1
Shameer Baksh, and family
members presented the






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Young Warriors 3 6
Port Mourant 3 4
Rose Hall Community
Centre 3 4
Blai mot 3 4
Rose 1al Town Courts 3 3
Bermine 3 2
West Berbice 3 2
Scotsburg United 3 2
Kildonan 3 2
Skeldon 3 1
Police 3 0



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copy to jaffhyvm(4quyana.net.qv no later than April 15, 2006.

1. Compilation of the institutional analy ses and proposals for institutions of
Amazon River Basin and analysis of institutional strengthening
2. Specialized consultations to analyze the institutional strengthening needs of
institutions responsible for water resource management; preparation of study/
technical proposal for implementing horizontal cooperation among Amazon
3. Terms of Reference preparation for Decision Support System:
4. Terms of Reference for Hydroclimatological Forecasting System;
5. International multidisciplinary workshop on technical basis for For~ecastinlg
Sy stem:
6. Terms of Reference for strengthening academic and meteorological institutions:
7. Institutional interchange of scientific information. knowledge and experiences:
8. Analysis of information on value of hydrological cycle in the provision of
goods and services;
9. Evaluation of hydrological and climate change risks to vulnerablee communities
and ecosy~stems:
10. Standardization and joint action proposals among Basin countries and national
1 1. Investigation into legal aspects of priority issues:
12. Completion of l and-use/environlmen tal zoning m~aps for critical c communities
and ecosystems or hot spots
13. TDRs for hotspot studies and joint action proposals:
14. Terms of Reference for the execution of environmental information and
education programmeS:
15. PPP and PEP preparation: Evaluation and M2ionitoring Plan:
16. Technlical proposals for acquilisition / dissemmiation of techni catl/sci entj fic
information 011 land and w-ater r-esourceS:
17. Idenhfication; and selection of pilot demonstration projlects-

pag^ 5 & 28.p65



D'Andrade was the only
batsman offering any significant
resistance in making 34.
Off-spinner Orvin Mangru
three for 10, fast bowler
Doodnauth Lalbeharry two for'
5 and leg-spinner Sewnarine
Chattergoon two for 10 did the
Albion 76 for one in 14.4
overs. Sewnairine Chattergoon
and Narsingh Deonarine were
not out on 34 and 20
Over at Blairmont, the host
beat Scotsburg United by 22
Winning the toss and
taking first knock;~ Blairmont
rattled up 112 for nine from
their allotted 20 overs. Ayube
Khan 24 and Deolall Orilall 21
were the men among the runs.
Off-spinner Budhram Sukdeo
bagged three for 18.
Scotsburg United were
shot out for 90 in 16.3 overs.
Michael Saul top-scored with
Left-arm spinner Clifton
McDonald three for three and
off-spinner Karamdat
Bissondyal three for 19 were
the wicket-takers for Blairmont.
Across at the Rose Hall
Community Centre ground in
Canje, Rose Hall Community
Centre beat Skeldon
Community Centre by 50 runs.

Rose Hall Community
Centre won the toss, batted and
posted 161 for eight in their 20
overs. Sumir 58 was well
supported by a fluent 48 from
the bat of Sasenarine Sukdeo.
Reid picked up four for 24
from his four overs and off-
spinner Salim Rasheed two for
Skeldon could only reach 111
for eight when their allotment of
overs expired. Neville Williams
and Sherwin Muray made 22 and
20 each. Omar led the way with
the ball with four for 28, medium
pacer Seon Jhetto two for 19 and
off-spinner Rumesh Munna two
for 24 bowling for Rose Hall

Community Centre.
And at Kildonan, Kildonan
had the better of Police by three
Police won the toss and
put together 108 for seven at
the completion of their 20
overs. Mokhan led the way
with 52. Off-spinner Haslyn
George snapped up three for 25
and left-arm spinner Ryan
Girdharry two for 16.
Kildonan scored 109 for
7 in 19.3 overs. Girdharry
returned with the bat to
make 37 not out. Left-arm
spinner Jason Leitch
collected three for 21 for

opened their account with two
The left-hander spanked
five fours and two sixes in an
unbeaten 53 to ensure Port
Mourant climb into joint third
with Blairmont Community
Centre and Rose Hall
Community Centre, both of
whom were victorious.
Rose Hall Town Courts
chalked up 117 for eight in 20
overs with ASsad Fudadin
making 34 and Khemraj
Mahadeo 28. Latcha had four
for 14 from his quota of four
Port Mourant 118 for one
off 16.3 overs. Moshein
Perkhan was unbeaten on 41.
At Bush Lot in West
Berbice, Young Warriors
whipped West Berbice by 22

Young Warriors made 127
for eight at the end of their 20
overs after winning the toss
with Farook Hussain and Ishwar
Singh making 25 each. Off-
spinner Claudius Fraser took
two for 18 bowling for the West
Berbicians who were dismissed
for 105 in 18 overs.
Kanje Sedoc scored 21. Off-
spinner Hubern Evans captured
two for five, left-arm pacer
Davendra Ramoutar two for 18
and medium pacer Gajanand
Singh two for 19.
Over at Albion, Albion
thrashed Bermine by nine
Bermine called correctly,
took first strike and were
bundled out for a paltry 73 in
exactly 20 overs. Anthony

By Vemen Walter
Nagamootoo fashioned a
superb unbeaten half-
century to spur Port Mourant
to a nine-wicket upset victory
overFRs yal st rdn Cut
action, in the Berbice Zone

Palloj 20/20 Na iona F
Division Cricket
Albion Community Centre
and Young Warriors also
continued their winning way to
jointly lead the standings with
a maximum six points from
three matches while Kildonan'
the other team to record a
victory in the round, finally

By Justin Palmer

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Dutch striker
Ruud van Nistelrooy hit a
second-half winner for
Manchester United at Bolton
Wanderers, yesterday, to cut
Chelsea's lead to seven
points after the champions
were held 0-0 at
van Nistelrooy, starting
from the bench again despite
netting the winner against West
Ham in midweek, converted
Louis Saha's cross on 79
minutes to seal a 2-1 win at the
Reebok Stadium and breathe
new life into the title race.
Saha had cancelled out
Kevin Davies's opener for
Bolton. Chelsea were frustrated
rmi re egat onthhreeat ed
par Londoners held at St
Andrews in a lunchtime kickoff.
With six games to play,
Chelsea have 79 points from 32
games with United on 72. Third-
placed Liverpool (64) play
away at West Bromwich Albion
in a late kiickioff (1615).
In other games, fourth-
placed Tottenham Hotspur had
Michael Dawson sent off in a
3-1 defeat at Newcastle United
while Thierry Henry scored
twice in Arsenal's 5-0
demolition of Aston Villa, who
are being dragged into the
relegation dogfigpht.
At the bottom,
rsm on fsihird succe~s vn
Cottage. gave the south coalst
side hope of escaping the dr-op.
Bottom iide Suniderland dlrew
2-2 atl Evertoin and will be
r~elegatedi if` West Brom~ dcfeat

Cchelsa mannarer jl,,i

having won just one from their
last five on their travels.
"I am concerned, I want to
win every game, I'm not happy
with the performance and result,
he told Sky Sports.
"We did not deserve to win
the game, Birmingham deserved
a point ... they showed great
spirit. I have to praise the way
they fought.
"It's (the title) in our hands.
The important thing is we keep


into a fingertip save from long
Chelsea almost stole the
points at the death but
Argentine Hernan Crespo
wasted two good chances while
defender Ricardo Carvalho
headed over.
The leaders also had two
goals ruled out, Mourinho
lamenting the decision to
nullify Asier Del Horno's 50th
minute header after Carvalho,

WINNERI :,nchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy (left)
keeps the from Bolton's Gary Speed during their English
P'remlier I e soccer match at The Reebok Stadium, Bolton,
Englandc o: Yahoo Sports)

winning a i

bo~tton: ti

c;;ihes at home and
npions again."
mn. third from
ng fr-om shipping
r' last two games
CUP. acrenace
a. produced the
nament~i whenl (cl

in an off~side position. was
deemied to be active.
"We~c scored a goal .I it was
not o~ffidec. It w~as a clear goal
accor-dinlg to thei rules. I don't
wiant to say mo~re about it
bfecuse every single word I say
in! this runnrtry the next day iy

Permanrlent Secretar'
Miistrv of Agricultlure

Gov~er nm~enti r s c~an be vl:iewed at we7:.g.Sna go::C: gy


i'" 29

r~k' a

K~uznetsova upsets

Sharapova to win

MIAMI, Florida. (Reuters) Svetlana K~uznetsova earned
her first title since 2004 when she upset an unsettled
Maria Sharapora 6-4. 6-3 to w~in the Nasdaq-100 Open, yes-
Kuznetsova won the battle of Russians to secure her first
WTA trophy since triumphing in Bali in September 2004,
shortly after breaking through to claim the U.S. Open crown.
She now owns six career titles.
Sharapova, seeded fourth, was a bundle of nerves and
seemed distracted by a nois) smarll plane dragging an advertis-
ing banner that droned throughout the opening set until chased
off by a police helicopter.
-t 11 n though today. ilhe wasi hining winners off both sides
and I couldn't put two pouus~ together." Sharapova told report-
ers. "I was a1 httle tired froml my previous liatches.
"But it was still a great week~, that's the way it goes in
sport I do need some umre of f."
Kumnetsova will return to 10th in the rankings tomor-
row, bending \'enus \williamj down to 11th.
..1 wasi not expecting this," she told reporters. "But I was
enjoy! mg at ,o mluch "I've been working very hard. I deserve
this title, I gave my best."'
Sharapova made 16 forehand errors in the 49-minute first
set while Kuznetsova, given a pain-killer for a headache early
in the second set, kept her concentration much better.
The 12th seed improved her record against Sharapova to 3-
2 as she ran away with the second set against her error-prone
Sharapova had been bidding to become only the third
woman after Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters to win the back-
to-back American events at Indian Wells and M~iami in the
same year.

CRUCIAL shots: New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd prepares
for a free throw as Atlanta Hawks guard Josh Childress
(1) watches late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basket-
ball game. Kidd's free throws were crucial in the Nets
91-88 win. (Photo: Yahoo Sports)


LOAN NO. 1558 /SF-GY


The Cooperativ~e Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-Am~eicean
Development Banki (IDB) of US$22.5M toward the cost of implementing the
Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). The primary objective of the
progranute is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency- of agricultural production
on the coastal plain of Guyana.

The Government of Guy;ana has established a Programme Executing Unit (PEU) within
the Ministry; of Agriculture which is responsible for the implementation of the programme.

The Ministry of Agriculture now invites applications from suitably qualified persons to
fill the position of an Institutional Specialist in the PEU.

The detailed Temas of Reference (TOR) for the position is available from the onfce of the
Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Agr-iculture. at the address given bclow.l from
April 3. 2006G during nonnal w\ork~ing hour-s.

The closing time and date for the receipt of the applications is the close of business at
16.30~h on April 20. 2006C.

Applicants are required to submit one (1) original and tw\o (2) copies of their applications.
enclosing a recent C.V.. prepared in sufficient detail for the purpose of' evaluation.

Applicants should ensure that applications bea1rtheir- full address. phone numbers and
e-mail. so that contact w\ith the applicant ma!- be fa~cilitated.

Pennanent Secretary
Ministry of Agricultu~re
Regent &r Vhlssengen Roads
Georgetow\n. Gu! auna.
Government ads can be viewed at www.gina.gov.gy



Request for Consultancy Services

For Instructors/Trrainers to conduct:

The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme financed by the
European Union, is assisting the local private sector of Linden and Region 10 in
creating/expanding businesses, and will contribute to creating a more favourable
investment environment. The core activities of the programme include the provision of
business/advisory services to smali and medium enterprises, the provision of a managed
business incubator for new businesses and the promotion of the region for new
investment, both local and foreign. Accompanying measures include vocational training,
institutional strengthening, a revolving credit fund, and the rehabilitation of the socio-
economic infrastructure.
LEAP invites Consultants with the relevant experience to submit proposals to conduct a
training course on the above subject for LEAP Clients.
Profile of consultant:
e Diploma in Computer Science or Equivalent Qualifications*
5 years professional experience in small business computer applications.
*Experience in Computer Business Applications Training.
Terms of Reference for this consultancy can be uplifted at the LEAP Office, 97-98
Republic Avenue, McKenzie Linden. or by contacting Ms. Susan Singh at

Proposals must be submitted to the LEAP Office on or before April 10. 2006. Proposals
may also be submitted electronically to. In i sl; wo. ... .~ : .
Confi rmation of recei pt of p roposalI is the res pons ibility of the subm itti ng consult nt.
Proposals including up to date CV and twJo (2) references must be sent to:
international Project Manager
Linden Economic Advancement Programme
97-98 Republic Avenue

I~h'~%~ = (r ~ CJ r I =~C~~

while Josh Smith added 17
Atlanta, who slipped to 21-
49, the fourth worst record in
the NBA, shot 47 percent from
the field, but went to the line
just 22 times, making only 15 of
them and were out-rebounded
In Toronto, Leandro
Barbosa scored 28 points as
the Phoenix Suns beat the
Raptors 140-126.
In Orlando, Jameer Nelson
scored 27 points as the Magic
beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-
99, handing the Mavericks their
third straight loss.
In Charlotte, Andres
Nocioni scored 24 points and
had 11 rebounds as the Chicago
Bulls beat the Bobcats 113-107.
In New York, Allen Iverson
scored 47 points as the Phila-
delphia 76ers beat the Knicks
117-11klahoma City, Marc
Jackson scored 24 points as the
New Orleans Hornets beat the
Memphis Grizzlies 107-102-
In Auburn Hills, Richard
Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince
both scored 25 points as the
Detroit Pistons beat the Mil-
waukee Bucks 112-105.
In Houston, Yao Ming
scored 38 points and had 11
rebounds as the Rockets beat
the Washmngton Wizards 105-

the 10th time in the past 12
games and won their sixth
straight road game.
New Jersey (43-28) lead the
Philadelphia 76ers by 10 games
with 11 left to play, leaving
them one win shy of the Atlan-
tic Division title.
"We played one of our
worst games of the streak," New

Jersey's Jason Kidd told report-
ers after the game.
"We weren't that much
better than they were tonight.
On defence we got some stops
when we had to.
Atlanta led by as many as
11 points in the first quarter
and kept the game close
throughout, with the score
tied 84-84 with less than a
minute remaining in regula-
tion time.
Vince Carter then tipped in
his own rebound to put the
Nets ahead by two with 42.6
seconds left to play. Kidd then
made five of six free throw at-
tempts in the dying seconds to
preserve the lead over the
Hawks, who have lost five of
their last six.
"I thought our effort was
great," Atlanta coach Mike
Woodson told reporters.
te"We had our hancesutown
take advantage and pull this one
Richard Jefferson scored
27 points and Carter added
Kidd had 11 points and six
rebounds for the Nets, who
won despite shooting just 34.7
percent from the floor. But the
Nets made 37 of their 42 free
throw attempts.
Joe Johnson led the Hawks
with 22 points and eight assists

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
The New Jersey Nets edged
the Atlanta Hawks 91-88 on
Friday to clinch a playoff
spot with their 11th succes-
sive victory.
The Nets, who are on the
third-longest winning streak in
franchise history, held their op-
nonents to under 90 points for

4/1/2006 8 27 PM


NetS dowvn Haks to

secure playoKf spot

30 SUDA .00

~ I ~~~1 11111111' ~~11 ~IIC;III~~

THE Mighty Smoker
summed up the
launching of the .
Guyana Blind Cricket
Association (Guyb.c~a)
in the closing song
'There ain't nothing q
blind people can't do'. r
A steering cormmit-
tee of the Guyb.c.a was
officially installed by
Director of Sport Neil
Kumar at the City Hall
on Frday evening. '
Mark Harper takes -
the position as presi-
dent, with Cecil Morris
his deputy, Charles
Vandyke secretary,
Theresa Pemberton trea-
surer, Marva Smith as- AT the launching: Stanley Cooke makes remarks. At the head table
sistant secretary/trea- from left: Debra Backer, Julie Lewis, Mark Harper, Ralph Ramkarran
surer and Sean Devers SC and Neil Kumar.

Invitation to Tender

MInilStry of Edu cation
21 Brickdam, Georgetown
The Ministry of Education invites qualified Contractors to undertakie and complete 1c
works at ithe follow~ine locations:

1. Extension of West Ruimv-eldt Primary School
2. Rehabilitation of East Rulmveldt Secondary School
3. Replacement of Roof- Passident's College
-1. Extension of North Rulmveldt Library
5. Extension of Library- Critchlow Labour College
6. Completion of Fence- Cyril Potter College of Education
7. Rehabilitation of Building-Adult Education Association
8. Repairs to Cafeteria roof- U.G (Turkeyven)
9. Repairs to Bursary roof-University of Guyana, Turkieyen
10. Repairs to roof, windows and canopy- Library\ building U.G, Turktelen
11. Repairs to Communication building studio- Univeersity of Guyana, Turkieen
12. Repairs to Chemistry Laboratory- Natural Science buildling-Ul.G, Turkieyen
13. Extension and renovation of Laboratory-- Health Science buildling- UG, Turieyen

All Tenders submitted must be accompanied by valid GRZA and NIS Complianlce

~Tender Documents can be obtained from:

Mlr. T.Persaud
Mimistry of Education
21 Brickidam

Dulnnne norlmal wo irkin hours at a non-1~~llrefunabl fee~ of` i ;()($-0.00) fli c thousands
do~llars (Guy-ana Dollars).

Te~nderIs shou~ldi be adre~ssed t,:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Mminist ry of Fina nce
Main and Uirquhart Streets
Geo rgetow-n

Te~ndcrs~ sh~ould heI deposYited mn the tender box alt Nationatl Boardl of Procuryment
and Tendler Administration, Ministry- of Finance. not Ilater thaln Tuesda !-

Tuesdayl\. April 18. 2006).

bers: Stacy Britton, Julie Lewis,
Cecil Glasgow and Wilton
Spenser, while the coaches are
Bharat Mangru and Roderick
Players were in action from
yesterday at the Demerara
Cricket Club (DCC) ground in
Queenstown, coming up against
a combined team from Trinidad
and Barbados in two matches.
The Caribbean Council for
the Blind-Eye Care Guyana
took the initiative to introduce
that form of cricket to Guyana
and several persons, visually
impaired and sighted who, when
approached, were very keen
about the idea and took great in-
terest in forming the association
and developing the programme.
In the welcome address
Harper said that he was
humbled by the experience.
"In my career of many
years, I have experienced many
magical and special moments but
being actively involved with this
organisation and the people who


=hi mieg n how transopar-

mission (NSC) and the Govern-
ment will give their support."
Peters addressed the role of
the GCB in the development of
all cricket, saying blind cricket
must not be treated lightly.
"Blind cricket is fairly new
to Guyana, therefore it is in our-
interest to be involved. so as to
be able to see the association
through its embryonic stage into
one of lasting success."
This success as in so many
other sports in Guyana depends
heavily on financial contribution
from the business community.
Vandyke stated that the as-
sociation needed money to take
part in the WICCB 40 overs
competition in Barbados July 4-

He disclosed that they re-
ceived assistance and promises
from a number of entities.
Along with the Mighty
Smoker, Lady Tempest
Camille Basdeo and Desiree
Hannays preformed songs
while Fonette Welch recited
two poems.

have dared to make a difference
and to rise above their chal-
lenges is truly a humbling expe-
Among the notable names
present at the launching were:
Speaker of the National Assem-
bly Ralph Ramkarran SC,
Member of Parliament Debra
Backer, Guyana Cricket Board's
vice-president Malcolm Peters
and secretary of the West Indies
Cricket Council for the Blind
(WICCB) and who also holds
the position as head of the vis-
iting delegation.
Ramkarran charged the asso-
ciation to fight for their interest.
"Despite the fact that many
people have disabilities you
have to fight for your interest
to get on the national agenda."
Both Kumar and Peters
threw their weight behind
the association.
Kumar said that he had no
hesitation in installing the com-
mittee and only asked for them
to embrace accountability, get

By Faizool Deo public relations officer (PRO).
The Ex-Officio members are

Stanley Cooke and Colin
Stewart, the Committee Mem-

with concussion, received two
stitches to his head, and was
taken to hospital for precau-
tionary scans.
Australia won the first two

hitting Langer, Matthew
Hayden edged a drive and was
well caught by Herschelle
Gibbs in the gully.
Ricky Ponting and Damien
Martyn responded aggressively
and put on 56 off 49 balls for
the second wicket.
Ntini ended the partnership
when Martyn, on 21, skied a
pull to Andre Nel at mid-on.
Four overs later Ponting,
who hit five f'ours and a six in
his 34, pushed forward to an
Ntini delivery and edged it to
AB de Villie~rs at third slip.
Ntini struck again in his

Sy on in thrn hfor >ort
reduce Australia to 89 for
Adam Gilchrist scor-ed 12
before pulling a ball from fast
bowler Andre Nel down
Jacques Rudolph's throat at
deep square leg.
Number five Hussey and
Shane Warne tilted the balance
back towards Australia with a
stand of 68 which ended when
Warne. who hit seven fours in
hris 36. hook~ed a ball fr-om Ntini
aInd w~as cau~ghtl by' Shaun Pol-
lock at fine leg.
Hu~ssey w\as trapped in
fr-ont by Ileft-ar-m spinner Nicky
Boje in the fourth over- before
the enforced close.
He faced 153 balls and hit
11 fours, and his dismissal
ended a partnership of 68
with Lee.

Symonds 8-2-26-1 (nb-2).
AUSTRALIA lst innings
J. L~angder retire bdhbrtin 0
R. Punting c de Villiers b Ntini 34
D. Martyn c Nel b Ntini 21
M1. Hussey lbw b Boje 73
A. Syrnonds lbw b Ntini
A. Gilchrist c Rudolph b Nel 12
S. Warne c Pollock b Ntini 36
B. Lee not out 42
M. Kasprowicznotout 0
Ex'ras tb-5. Ib-14, w-2) 21
co.i overs) L46
Fall of wickets: 1-12.2-68. 3-73. 4-89.
Bowling: M. Ntini 16.2-2-80-5 (w-1),
A. Net 15-2-42-1 (w-1). S. Pollock 13-
1 52-0. J.sKallis,1p-2:43-o. to sole 4-

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came to Australia's rescue af-


South Africa
added 65 to their
overnight score of
238 for six before
they were dismissed
in the 19th over of
the day.
Number five
Prince batted- for 248
minutes, facing 170
balls and hit 11

paing fl t oote
drive against fast
bowler Brett Lee and
was caught by Justin
Langer at second

South Africa
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through the efforts
of number nine
Nicky Boje who
Slipped 43 off 46
balls and hit nine
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to Langer in the gully.
Lee took three
for 57, while fast bowler Stuart
Clar-k claimed three for 81.
In Ntini's next over after

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B. Dippenaar c Gilchrist b; Clark 32
J. Kallis b Lee 37
A. Prince c Langer b Lee 93
J. Rudolph c Hayden b Warne 25
M. Boucher lbw b Symonds 24
S. Pollock c Ponting b Clark 8
N. Boje c Langer b Kasprowicz 43
A. Nelc Martynb Lee 0
M. Ntini not out 0
Total: (all out. 97.2 overs) 303
Fall of wickets: 1-26. 2-38. 3-97. 4-
106, 5-161, 6-233, 7-251. 8-285, 9-
Bowling: B. Lee 24-8-57-3 {nb-3). S.
Clark 28-8-81-3, M. Kasprowicz 24.2-
I4-86-2 (nb-4). S. Warrie 3-2-49-1. A.

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laboulring on 67 for one with
Boodram (18) already tulcking
away two fours and Heyliger on
After the interval, there was
a steady procession to and from
.the pavilion as wickets tumbled
on areguhir basis, except for last-
year's National 20/20 one-day
selectee David Wallace, who
was very patient, playing some
handsome cover drives.
Boodram nipped a regula-
tion catch to Perry for 18. Soon
after Heyliger found the gloves
of Perry who had a good day
behind the stumps (89-3).
Essequibo Under-17 player
Anil Persaud (four) came in and
was deceived by a Gonsalves'
googly (93-4).
Wallace, going nicely,
brought up his team's hundred
with a single to mid-off in the
37th over in 115 minutes. He
made full use of the bad balls
but had difficulty in finding a
useful partner, as Oyono
Sampson (six) who, became

G~onsalves' thir J victim.
sp'ooned a catch to subs~titute
K~ellon Merchant at sho t middle
wicket (108-.5).
Wicktetkeeper Abdool Salim
(12) thlreatened momeznta~rily
with two straight drive for fours
before he popped a c'atchl to
Chris Pattadin at mid-onl off
pacer Chidanand Shivram who
ended with two for 63 before
Essequlibo struggled on 1341 for
five at tea.
W~allace who looked well set
for a half-century lapsed in con-
centration and was adjudged lbw
by Shivr~am for 48 which was
laced with five fours in his 89-
ball s~tay; at the crease in 91
Kevin Gordon (ten) and
Ryan Hercules (ten) were
quickly sent back by pacer

BE;nedict Prince (two for 32) andc
Shiviram respectively, ast~h. isi-
tors slipped further into trouble
at 161l for eight.
Muk~esh Singh (20) practi-
cally halted the home team's
push for a bigger f~irst innings
lead, with his cameo innings
threee fours) before he softly
gave Jacobs his only wicket f~or
18 runs fr-om 9.2 overs while
Andries had a solitary w;ick~et
and Gionsalves gave awaty 38
r~uns from his 21 overs for his
four-wicket haul.
Today, the final day, the
city boys will look to~ bow~l out
the opposition liefore they can
erase the deficit and gain an
outright victory., The not-out
batmen for the visitors were
Fredericks on 21 with the
little Boodram yet to score.

By Ravendra Madholall

STILL breeding 249 runs to
make Demerara bat again af-
ter being forced to follow on,
Essequibo in their second in-
nings ivere 21 without any
loss at the end of the second
day's play in the 2006 GTM
Inter-county three-day Un-
der-19 cricket competition at
the famous Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) ground,
Bourda, yesterday.
The home team, having
chalked up first innings lead, re-
sumed yesterday morning satis-
factorily placed at 431 for four
then declared 35 minutes into
the penultimate day's play on
464 for five with National
middle-order batsman and cap-
tain Steven Jacobs, who was
101 overnight, only adding eight
runs to his score.
The technically correct
right-handed Jacobs struck 14
attractive fours and two sixes off
138 balls in 155 minutes.

GCC's left handed batsman
Gavin Singh made a stubborn
unbeaten 25 which included a
four and Tro\ Gonsalves, who
grabbed four Essequibian wick-
ets, on seven.
Left-arm orthlodox spinner
Andrew Wong. the Bartican,
grabbed three for 11.3 from his
28 overs, howling for underdogs
When the lads from the
Cinderella County began their
task of chasing the gigantic to-
tal, they got off to an encourag-
ing start after ]Fredericks, in ag-
gressive mood, spanked four
fours in the space of two overs.
But with the introduction
of off-spinner Clive Andries
from the southern end (probably
inspired by the presence of
former West Indies legendary
off-spinner Lance Glibbs) he im-
mediately caused problem as he
induced a drive from the solidly-
looking Fredericks who hit the
safety pads of Singh at silly-
point and wickeetkeeper Joseph

Perry completed the rebound
Fredericks, who batted for
just 52 minutes for his 37, re-
ceived 45 balls, before Jason
Heyliger joined Mahendra
Boodram and they two carried
the score to 50 for Essequibo in
the 58th minute off 15 overs.
At lunch, in sunny condi-
tions and on a typically flat
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The tourists won the toss
and batted first, reaching a for-
midable 347 for one declared
from 18 overs, with Trevor
Broomes making 55 then retir-
ing hurt while another retiree,
Uric Andrews, scored 52 and
Rajendra Ramnarine 35.
Michael Durham chipped in

with 32.
Watched by a large crowd,
the Guyanese, in reply were all
out for 251 in the 29th over but
not before Smith hit the only
hundred in the match.
Today is the second en-
counter at the same venue
and more excitement is pre-

DESPITE a valiant 124 from
right-handed Neil Smith,
Guyana still suffered a 96-
run defeat against the
Trinidad &r Tobago/Barbados
Combined team in the first
of the two-match historical
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Do you find yourself too restless to relax?
Do you suffer from insomnia and/or feel constantly tired?
Do you regularly suffer from migraines or headaches?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
Do you often feel angry or irritable?
Do you find yourself indecisive and get annoyed?
Do you have a low self-esteem?
Do you frequently suffer from colds and flu?
Do you suffer from problem skin such as eczema or spols
Do you have a low libido?
Have you noticed any changes in your menstrual cycle?
Do you often overeat or lose your appetite?

Thankfully, stress is not usually life-threatening and just by fol-
lowing our ten tips below you will soon be able to manage the pres-
sure and pains of modern society.


By Sherry Bollers-Dixopn

IT'S official we are a nation of stressed individuals.
Each year, almost 13 million working days are lost due to stress,
and according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research, around
half a million people believe they are experiencing stress at a level
hait is takgo srpr that we often need help with managing our
hectic lifestyles. Stress affects one in five of us at any one time and
is second only to musculoskeletal disorders as being the most com-
mon type of work-related illness reported.
David Stalker at Worldwide Health. a leading online vitamins
anld supplements company, says: "We could all do with some extra
help at stressful times whether it be a major crisis or minor stresses
such as ongoinlg pressure at the office. Otherwise our health, work
anld relationships pay the price our immune system will weaken
anld wve will age at a faster rate."
But it's not all had news some stress can be good for us. It is
o~ne of our best lines of defence and is useful wihen facing short-
term pressurec. Not only can new challenges or relationships keep
life interesting but it can make us more attentive and increase our
strength. Therefore, taking charge of our busy and competitive
lifestyles is thte key to living longer and feeling younger
Not sure if you're: stressed? If you answer ves to more than
four of the following questions, you are probably part of the in-
creasingly worrying statistic.

\our cardiolascular and Imlmune s\olemn wIhleits II nti-mlnlmmj-
tory properties will help combat stress. Good rats can be found mn
Keep alcohol to a minimum, sticking to no more than seven units a sunflower and virgin olive oil, avocado, fish, soybeans, and sesame
week if you're a woman, and 14 units if you're a man (one glass of and pumpkin seeds. Dr Mark Atkinson says: "Most people do not
wine is around two units). consume enough essential fatty acids for their body to function prop-
erly. They are necessary for optimum well-being and can help pre-

vent and control heart disease by reducing blood pressure and un-
clogging arteries." Avoid or reduce your intake of foods high in satu-
rated fats such as dairy products, cakes, crisps and pastries.

9 It's Good to Talk
The motto a 'problem shared is a problem halved' is still true to-
day. We regularly need moral support to solve stressful situations
and a local therapist or advisor can provide a reassuring shoulder to
cry on. Talking to someone can help identify the reasons for stress
and illustrate ways to remove or reduce them. But if the thought of
paying for professional help is stress in itself then advice from a
good friend or partner canl be just as effective. Laughter is another
fantastic remedy because it recleases the stress hor~monle cortisol, so
taking part in furn activities will increase your immune function andi
disease resistance.

10 Get Some Sleep
A good might's sleep is vital to a healthy life and if we don't get
enough shut eye we can feel slug-
gish, unrtable and distracted. Dr
Mark Atkinson says: "Sleep has a
'considerable impact on stress ley-
els, not to mention illness and in-
fection1. Try to get at least seven
;-tor eight hours sleep every night so
your body can repair and replen-
ish itself." If you can't drift off,
write a list of all your worries and
briefly plan how you can manage

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them later. Try to push them out of your mind, accepting you can-
not deal with them before bed and your troubles should seem less
daunting. Instead, focus on pleasant memories and thoughts such a
relaxing holiday abroad to allow stress levels to drop even further.

lI you thought that stress was the purview of adults, think again. A
recent survey of more than 1300 parents by holiday park company
Siblu, revealed a surprising fact about modern childhood the chil-
dren of this generation are stressed and their parents know it.
The Siblu survey showed that while 81% of parents believe that
their children's lives have become more stressful, 71 per cent say
that they don't have time for fun with their kids. Experts say that
stress in children can be caused by a myriad of factors that are re-
alities of modern life, such as family conflict, academic and peer
pressure and community violence. Children's reaction to stress is
largely dependent on their personality and maturity. As a result,
manifestations of stress in children can run the gamut from crying,
aggression, irritability and nervousness to the exacerbation of exist-
ing illnesses like asthma, colitis and peptic ulcer. So how can you
help your kids cope? Here are six pointers to show you how:
i. Make time to play: Children process and express a lot of their
creativity, fears and experiences through play so make time to play
with your kids. Pay attention to what your children enjoy and what
is age-appropriate. Visit a play park, play a board-game or take
part in sports as a family unit.
2. Keep communication lines open: Ensure that your kids know
that they can talk to you about things that bother them. Pay atten-
tion to changes in outlook or behaviour and ask questions about
what they are experiencing every day to pinpoint sources of stress
and assist in finding ways to cope.
3. Encourage support systems: Encourage your kids to meet and
make new friends and suggest activities they can participate in with
friends with your assistance like attendance at concerts, movies or
4. Examine your own behaviour: Are you subjecting your kids to
undue stress by, for example, being overzealous about academic per-
formance? How do you cope with your own stress? Positive mod-
els of stress-management in the home can go a long way to show-
ing kids how to cope.
5. Exercise together: Exercise is an established stress-buster so get
the family ready and get going! Walk, swim or hike together.
6. Get Help: If all else fails and you recognise that your child
is stressed, seek. professionathbelp from a qualified counsellor
or deerapist.-

2 Get Your Five a Day
Only 67 per cent of us are aware we should be eating at least five
portions of fruit and vegetables each day, as they are packed with
essential vitamins and minerals, according to a Food Standards
Agency (FSA) survey. Adhering to the recommended daily intake
ivill not only help support your immune system in its fight against
illness and infection, but you are less likely to develop heart dis-
ease and some cancers. A diet rich mn iron also helps reduce stress
especially when combined with fruit and vegetables, so our bodies
can absorb maximum iron in food. Iron-rich foods include red meat
such as beef, lamb and pork and green leafy vegetables.

3 Take a Natural Supplement
There are many alternative ways to improve our health with natu-
ral supplements boasting many healing properties. Beware of
supplements making unreliable and controversial claims. Instead,
choose familiar or verified products sulch as Worldwide Health Liv-
ing Fountainl American Ginseng which is fully compliant with strict
FDA regulations for product purity and potency. Dr Mark Atkmnson,
a holistic medical physician and one of the UK's leading practitio-
ners mn alternative medicine, says: "Ginseng provides a general tonic
to help people adjust to tension and worry. Not only does the herb
promote resistance to stress but it can also enhance your mood and
energy levels."

4 Exercise
You do not have to be a gym bunny to beat stress.
Exercise releases happy hormones such as seroto-
nin in your body doctors even prescribe it for 5 g~
depression. Regular physical activity is a great way
to cope with stress, helping you achieve focus and
control of your life again. Just half an hour of brisk
walking, cycling or swimming three times a week
will help reduce anxiety and encourage peaceful
sleep. Apart from other obvious benefits such as
strengthening your immune system, cardiovascu- ~-
lar system, muscles and bones, you can keep fit on your own or in
a group. And it's great fun too!

5 Stop Smloking
Smokers lead unhealthier lifestyles and tend to report higher levels
of stress than non-smokers, according to research by the health char-
ity No Smoking Day (NSD). Puffinlg on a cigarette uses up the an-
tioxidants vital for helping our bodies fight and neutralise free radi-
cals which have a detrimental effect on the way we handle illness.
Giving up the bad habit will increase your energy levels as the car-
bon monoxide leaves your system and will also notice positive
changes in your confidence and self-esteem. Although you may ex-
perience some side effects for the first few weeks, your stress ley-
els will drop significantly.

6 Relaxation Techmiques
Taking just 20 minutes of deep relaxation a day can make a real
difference to your stress levels. Choose an activity you enjoy from
yoga and meditation to simple
~stretching which will gradually lift
muscle strength, flexibility and
breathing. Whether you are feeling
tense in a meeting at work or while
doing the chores at home, try medi-
tating for a couple of minutes. Con-
centrate on breathing mn and out and
notice how you feel the cool air
when inhaling and the warm air
when exhaling. It does take time and
persistence to get a regular breath-
ing pattern but you will soon feel
relaxed and focused.

7 Music Therapy
Whether walking in the park or relaxing in a bubbly bath, spending
some quality time alone while playing music will drastically reduce
stress levels. Listening to calming music can lower blood pressure
and elevate your mood, promoting feelings of serenity. Self-help
and motivation CD's such as Worldwide Health Guided Relaxation
Audio CD helps you respond to life's hurdles in a more calm and
collected way. Dr Mark Atkinson says: "By combining your
favourite pastime with soft sounds, you can create your own home-
made luxury experience which is a perfect way to soothe the pres-
sures of a tough day's work."

8 Get Your Essential Fatty Acids
Stocking up on healthy fats that are rich in Omega 3's will enhance

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1 Drink More Water
Water is an essential part of our diet and if we
deprive our bodies of this necessity, we will
become dehydrated and fatigued. We lose about
two and half litres of water daily through
sweating, exhaling and urinating, so it is vital
we replenish our system by drinking eight
glasses a day. Caffeine should be avoided as it
raises stress hormones and can lead to insom-
nia, so replace tea, coffee and coke with water,
'juice and herbal teas. Green tea is a good op-
tion because it contains an amino acidd which
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9. Move it.
Regular exercise bolsters brain-nurturing chemicals, producing
serotonins and improving your reaction time, creativity and memory
retention. A study at Middlesex University in England found that
participants scored higher on a creativity test after engaging in 25
minutes of aerobic exercise. Likewise, a University of Illinois study
found that inactive individuals increased their memory and ability
to multitask by more than 15 per cent after participating in a walk-
ing programme.

10. Go With the Flow.
Don't think of every setback as a catastrophe or spend
time worrying about what might happen. Accept things for
what they are and focus on controlling your efforts not the
outcome. By devoting your full attention to the situation at
hand, you will feel more relaxed and in control and the future
will take care of itself.



GuySuCo Enclineering Department, LBl,
E.C.D invites Sealed bids construct:-

*Construction of Reinforced Concrete Flat
Bridge at Check Point, Blairmont

*Construction of Heavy Duty Reinforced
Concrete High Bridge at ECC 24, Blairmont

Interested contractors should purchase bids from
the Engineering Services Department by latest
Thursday April 13, 2006. Compulsory Site visit at
bidder's ow~n expense is arranged for Thursday Apnil
6, 2006, 9 am at Blairmont Estate.
Bids closing date is 2pm on Wednesday April 19,

rfhe Giuyann Sugar C:orporation Inc. Reserves Lthe right to
accept or reject any or all the tenders without alssigning any)
Group Agricultural Engineer


The Guyana Forestry commission
(GFC) wishes to advise the general
public, in particular stakeholders of
Lx nden and surrounding
Communities that with effect from 1st
April, 2006, the Linden Forest
Station will cease to operate on a 24
hour basis. The time of operation
will be similar to all day:loperation
stations (Monday -~ T~hursday
8:00hrs 16:30hrs and Friday
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ticed feeling love and compassion, their brains went into action, con-
necting and building new circuitry at high speed, making them more
effective and better able to cope in crisis.

5. G3et Enough Sleep.
A National Consumers League survey found that about 60 per-
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city hospital. The environment is stressful and
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When stress levels rise, most of us unknowingly stop breath-
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Take a few minutes to organise and clear your work surface
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store a backup copy away from your desk in case of fire or theft.

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Research shows that people who believe in and regularly
pray to a higher power are better able to cope with crisis and
have lower blood pressure than those who use alternate stress

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Instead of taking another trip to the coffee station, go for a walk
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I have a friend, actuallS an ex-girlfriend. We went out for three years and broke up a year
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I believe they should. So whatever her famil! doesn't do for her, I do. I pay for stuff ike
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Pahk ~V(';

\seah m-, e.:.by-,friend 1?
rhi-re, tus nothing` hjppeneJ :,nd
I didn ITsleep wn-rh him I abourr
dropped my drawers. ~ ~i
Here I felt I had the perfect
tery where monks take a vow
lady, and now this. I asked her
of silence. Only once each
to explain to me the night's
year is a monk permitted to
events step-by-step. She be-
speak. One year a monk said
came defensive, angry, and told
me it's in the past. Don't worry, rte asl,"aste
she said. Well, why tell me six sl. h olwn erhs
years after she hid it from me, brtrmokepid"I
when her story isn't consistent dntcr o ortn f
enouh tobelivevoice." The year after that
I stll ave't fundout their abbot scolded, "All this
what I want to know. It always bceighst tp"
turn arond o me.Why Your wife tried to protect
can't she come clean? What herself in case her sister spilled
is se araidofShe reahes the beans. That didn't happen.
to me about communication Now your wife regrets men-
but doesn't follow her own tioning the subject. In spite of
standrds.herself, however, the truth
keeps trying to pop out of her
KAL mouth-
Communication skills are
sometimes said to be the key to
Karl, your letter reminds us
good relationships. But rather
of the story about a monas-

10! girlfriend and I were
madl) in lose wrhen I packed
-up -and moved -to Las legas.
She followedd soon after. I
knewr wrhen I left I didn't have
an) thing to worry about. She
came tol\egas. and we started
our lies. Two years later we
got married and bought a
house. Twso years after that
her sister and husband came
: to legas on their vacation.
Befo~re they arrived, out of
the big blue sk~y my wife said,
:. "Honey. I have something to
tell you O~n mly last night be-
fore i mat-, ed here I had a get-
;i. IogetherT wtlh friends at my
iistr." ho~u-e. We had a few
donks~ and after a few hours
every one left." So I say,
--Afte~r Iour years you tell
me rhr\ H hy?" She said, "I
justr wanredl to be honest."
Isa tr hlnking, Yeah, right.
So. I -aid, "Who was
there'". She mentioned
some names. I said, "Is
tharlllh~. i wa r on

nt go and didn't think
ans thing of it. Two
years later she comes
olut and says, "Oh

than teach women to drink beer,
poke each other in the ribs, and
watch football on television as
men do men are told to ex-
press themselves verbally as
women do.
The evidence this strat-
egy works is weak. In reality,
people have different aims,
and these different aims are
the root of the problem. Your
wife has a guilty secret. Per-
haps she or her sister will tell
you, or perhaps you will learn
that good communication is
what people want only when
it serves their own interest.


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g to see the position of the root, looking for a tooth to make
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Sunday Chronicle:Aprl Q,,aQQB.,

Page V') a

room for the tooth to come
through into a useful position.
What are the main reasons
for taking wisdom teeth out?
1. When it is clear that the
wisdom teeth will be able to
come- through into a useful
position because there is not
enough room, and when they
are also causing some pain or
2. If they have only
partially come through and are
decayed such teeth will often
be susceptible to decay as it
will be difficult to clean them as
thoroughly as your other teeth,
3. If the wisdom tooth is
causing a cleaning problem and
has no real use.
4. If a wisdom tooth starts
to "over-grow".
This often happens if the
lower one has already been
removed or is impacted and
cannot come through. The upper

conac~ wlr anl UIe upper oneC
has no tooth to bite against.
5. If they are painful.
Are wisdom teeth
difficult to take out? It all
depends on the position and
the shape of the roots. Your
dentist will advise you as to
how easy or difficult each
tooth will be to remove after
looking at the x-rays. Upper
wisdom teeth are often more
straightforward to remove
than the lower ones which
are more likely to be
impacted. Your dentist will
advise you whether the tooth
should be taken out at a
dental practice, or whether
you should be referred to a
specialist (oral surgeon) at a
hospital. Very occasionally
there is a possibility of some
numbness of the lip after the
removal of a lower tooth -
your dentist will tell you if it
is possible in your case.

part of it is still covered, the
gum may become sore and
perhaps swollen. Food particles
and bacteria can collect under
'the gum edge, and it will be
difficult to clean effectively. This
can sometimes be very painful~and
the person can hardly open their
mouth without pain.
Your dentist will advise you
whether this is a temporary
problem that can be dealt with
by using mouthwashes and
special cleaning methods (and
possibly antibiotics), or
whether it is better to have the
tooth removed, or even a minor
surgery to cut away a piece of
the gum which may be causing
the problem.
What can I do to help
myself? A mouthwash of
medium hot water with a

teaspoonful of salt will help to
reduce gum soreness and
inflammation. (check that it is
not too hot before using it).
Swish the solution around the
tooth, trying to get it into the
areas your toothbrush cannot
reach. An antibacterial
mouthwash such as corsodyl
can also be useful to reduce the
inflammation. Pain-relieving
tablets such as paracetamol or
aspirin can also be useful for
short-term use, but consult your
dentist if the pain continues.
But if it does not help? If
the pain does not go away or if
you find it difficult to open
your mouth, you should see a
dentist. They will be able to see
the cause of the problem, and
advise you accordingly. It may
be useful to clean around the
tooth very thoroughly, and an
antibiotic may be prescribed.
Are x-rays needed? The

RECENTLY a 30-year-old
man e-mailed me asking a
series of questions about
wisdom teeth. Here is my
answer to him.
Why do we have wisdom
teeth? Adults can have a
maximum of 32 teeth. The
wisdom teeth are the last to
come through, right at the back.
They usually appear between
the ages of 17 and 25 although
sometimes they appear many
years later. People often have
jaws that are too small for all 32
teeth. In fact, 28 teeth are often
the most we have room for. So,
if all the other teeth are present
and healthy there may not be
enough space for the wisdom
teeth to come through properly.

Do they always cause
problems? No. If there is room
they will usually erupt into
their right positions and cause
no more problems than any
other tooth. Often there will be
some slight discomfort as they
come through the gum, but this
is only temporary and will
disappear once the tooth is fully
in position.
What is an impacted
wisdom tooth? If there is not
enough room, the wisdom tooth
may try to erupt, but will get
stuck against the tooth in front
of it. The wisdom tooth will be
at an angle, and will be described
by the dentist as "impacted". If
part of thie wisdom tooth has
appeared through the gum and


The British High Commission has a vacancy for:-

Duties include:
Operation of the Switchboard 0730-1430 Monday to Friday;
Production of costings for all private telephone calls;
Distribution of incoming mail and supervision of the despatch of
outgoing mail;
Co-ordination of all requests for Official Transport;
Assistance in preparation of Customs entries and related
Receipt of incoming goods and entering details onto ORA~CLE
based system;
Act as Deputy Systems Administrator, maintaining the efficient
running of the Mission's IT systems.

Past experience as a Receptionist, together with an IT background, would
be an advantage. However, training will be provided.

Closing date for applications is Friday 7 April 2006.

Please send your written applications, clearly indicating on the envelope
"RECEPTIONIST", together with two recent references and Police
Clearance tO:
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British High Commission
44 Main St

Appications are welcomed rom-~ all part~s of the community and woe actively
encouraged :;interest fr~om' l women,:'~ ethic minori~1ty jro~ups and those with a1

3/31 2006. 10:13 AM

the Class One, Grade One, Trained
Teacher's Certidficate in 1999 fr-om
the Cyril Potter College of Educa-
tion (CPCE), Rose Hall Centre in
As Best Graduating Student
from the Education Programme,
he has won the Guyana Teach-
ers' Union prize.

'It i5 an innate something. I think I wvas born wvith it
(ability to understand mathematics). And mly success
motivates me to continue.' Sean AlcBean. Best
Gradualttng Student in the Education Pro~granmie of the
School of Education and Humanities.



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Sunday Chronicle April :

through the grace of God, motiva-
tion fmm my family and an inner
desire to succeed," Mc Bean said.
His sister-in-law, Michelle
Semple-Mc Bean, who was the
best education student to gradu-
ate from UG in 2000 (Early
Childhood Education), encour-
aged him to perform with dis-
tinction. In addition, his older
sister is currently completing a
degree in Mathematics at UG.
Ten years ago, he chose the
teaching profession for a career.
He had deliberated between
teaching and accounting. It was
difficult for him to land a job in
the finance sector in Guyana's
ancient county Berbice ~-
anhere Me Bean was born,
.nutured alnd continues to live.
Fjre. perhaps, denied him
o`pportunllne-, in the account-
...nL realm Because since ot-
ing fol:r reaching he has ex-
Celled and now says, "I think
that I was born to be a
teacher )
Mr. Mc Bean grew up and
still lives at Phillipi Farm,
Corentyne, Berbice. Phillipi is
essentially a farming district,
where mainly rice and vegetables
are cultivated. He has been so
acculturated to farming that to
this day he maintains a kitchen
garden of vegetables to supple-
ment his subsistence.
This man is mn love with
Mathematics andminlove with
Berbice. He left the county
Please see page VII

Chowl~lic, w\ ho copped the Vice
Ch;nlCellor's: Special Award for
Best Grjcduating Student other
than the winner of the

Vice Chancellor's Special award
for executing the best research
project, he, by virtue of his
higher Grade Point Average

By~ Slaces Bess
SE~N Ilr~cean is outstanding
when i tcomes to the under-
jtanding and manipulation of
nunal1 hscotepraie.
he~ hal recenrl! prieten hl- nu-
mercncal deteriti bi gradluarynS
at the top of, his cljss at the Um-
ve~rsivc~ of Guvanal. Alc~ean
wocn the~ Bet G'raduaiing Stu-
dent from the Educaiorin
Procramme- of the Scholu at
Education and Humnineis\. at
UiG . Turkeien C;Lmpus at last
Not\ember cointocanon
But because oft the ulnw iI.
uinp jl*nenunation ofi Iiirnfo j.
noc.n bi the unite~rall regardinr
toplete~l alhchietement b! 30s 1'
Bea~n'* accomplishment w~ .Il-
mosl~ rt larihed b\ Ifalllure of ree.
ag~nmel-n In the public omirn ~!
.\e week sagathe.. Llc Sun.
Jj! Chrnclelr highlighted the
eceille-nt perforlmance~ o Nee~l

Preadent's, Medal and the
Chaincellor's; Medal, who in the
o~plnlion of the School of Edu-
catiocn aind Humanities' Special
Pane~l had demonstrated the
me>[\ out*tanding research abil-
I1: In the Education Degree
.Accolrdlng to the Student's
\\el fre~ Division of UG,
Cho\une' award made her the
bes-l gradu31ng student from the
Educanol~n Programme. How-
ev\ er. Mc~ Bean later pointed out
thria, although she had won the

(GPA) was the best Education
UG's Vice-Chancellor, Mr.
Al Creighton subsequently con-
firmed Mc Bean's position. In-
deed, the GPA numbers made
the distinction.
It would have been remiss
of Sunday Chronicle not to
share his success with the
Mc Bean is teacher, who ma..
jored in Mathematics to earn aDe-
gree in Education. He started the
programme in 2001 after obtaining

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SI was issued a p4 by NIS to uplift my mother's pension order book and to cash
Usher pension vouchers. -

I After I collected the last book and went to NIS to have the p4 updated, the 4
I NIS clerk took the p4. I was informed that my mother had changed her nominee. of
I Can I still cash the vouchers in my possession? How can the nominee be 4 I
Changed without my consultation? I
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Sor your mother.

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maternal deaths

idene i II
LONDON (Reuters) Hemorrhage and high blood pressure are the leading causes of maternal
deaths in poor countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to research published
last Thesday.
Each year. about eight milhon woimen1 3uffe pregnancy'-welaind compilications and overr half a onltlion di~e.
but mainy of the deaths would be prPsented acrcrdmpg to the: Wo~rld Heallh Organisaton ('WHO'
"Ln our ana~lysil of Joint causes of death. hemlorrhage w~as the leading caruse of maternal dealths
in Afnca and Asia," said Dr A. Aletilng Gulmezoglu. of the W'HO'r department of rerproduente
health and rese~arch.
"Hlpenrtnsion disorderrs repreen I he higher cause or death mn Latl.-m Amnc and ihe Canb-
bean he added ma report published onhne by~ The Lancetl medical journal
H i/AIDS caused about ili per Lcent of male~ma ldearh in Afncra, whlle anemia and obctructed
labor resulted in one-renth of suchb deaths In Asia Deaths related to abortions we rre hughest in Lain
Am~lenca and the Caribbean.
Abortion-relatedj Jeath s ani exceed 30 percent In parts of Latin Amesrica and e~astrn Euro.pe.
Gulme~zoalu said
.The reasonable tanrilon In aborton-re~ljted deaths is a call folr Increasedj ;lnnito~n to acesj In
those ;Ireas to jert ices that can help women avoid uinwa nted birth," he jdderd.
In deve~loped counine-. the le~adlng dr caue of women d~irng dunng c~hildbirth are col:mpllical~non
related to Cae~saran -sectlon debterlr and aneithesia
Gulmezoglu and hus team renee data o:r :n mo~re than 35.000~ matemal deatlh- The ailm oi tle
ciind wais to- determine w~h \ namen wrere dyi~ng dunng pregonant and birth and rhat measjures
are needed to: preleni them
Thes! found thdt in Aficai and1 A rhage. \ which can~ be a\ oldedi o.r treated if the nght diagnosis I:, made
The researc~hersi caid mnesiz~um iulphare should be amillable In all region\. paracularl In Latiin
Ame~nca and the Canbbean, for womeln ruffenng from seizures due to hrgh blood prerjure and

Effective antenalal care could help identify women at risk of high blood pressure and
eclampsia which results in convulsion during late pregulanc.

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only to pursue higher education in the field at UG as he was already into his teaching
career, which was started at J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School.
While studying in Georgetown, he taught at Kingston Community High School from 2001 2004
where he was elevated to Head of Department. He was later transferred to St. Stanislaus College serv-
ing there from September 2004 to July 2005.
Having completed his degree, he has returned to J.C. Chandisingh.
Considering his aptitude for Mathematics, Mc Bean said, "It is an innate something. I think I was
born with it (ability to understand mathematics). And my success motivates me to continue."
From the CPCE Rose Hall Centre, Mc Bean had emerged best graduating student, which earned
him the privilege of swiftly swapping roles from student to lecturer at the college. While studying in
Georgetown he also lectured at CPCE's central location at Turkeyen.
He currently supervises the Mathematics department at J.C. Chandisingh and is planning to take
his Mathematics studies to the master's level in order to better understand the nature of the subject
and trends that can enhance teaching methods.
"Mathematics is a subject that we (Guyanese) are poor in, based on the CXC results. I did the
research in this area," Mc Bean said.
He reasoned that in order to help students improve their performance in Mathematics, teachers
must understand the nature of the problem and develop teaching strategies to help them correct the
Sir Mc Bean confesses that sometimes teaching is challenging and that he has to "dig deep, because
some students are fearful."
He has vowed to dedicate the rest of his life to teaching, and to teaching mathematics. He observed
that the application of Math is necessary in many other areas of life and believes that once students
can excel at Mathematics, they will stand out in life.
He is grateful to Mr. William Kellman, Ms. Shirley Henry Benn, Ms. Daphne Maltpress,
Ms. Shivon Sue-Chee, Mr. Peter Wintz, Ms. Patricia Persaud, Mr. Azad Khan, Mr. Mohandatt
Goolsarran and Ms. Bonita Hunter. Mr. Mc Bean says a special 'thank you' to the Ministry of
Education staff which assisted in finalising his placement to teach in Georgetown schools.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who are desirous of pursuing
training as Single Trained Midwives. These persons will be required to function in the
riverain or hinterland regions at district/community level.

The training will commence in May 2006 and will be of two (2) years duration. Before
admission to the training programme persons must be passed as medically fit and will be
required to enter into a contractual agreement to serve the Government of Guyana for a
period of not less than five (5) years.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) per
month and a ration allowance of one thousand, eight hundred and ten dollars
($1,810.00) per month throughout the duration of the course.

(a) Two (2) Subjects of the G.C.E 'O' Level grades A, B or C with English Language
being one. A Science subject or Mathematics will be an asset.
(b) Two (2) subjects C.X.C General Proficiency Grades 1,2 or 3 or Basic 1, with English
Language being one. A Science subject or Mathematics will be an asset.
(c) Successful completion of the Pre-Nursing Course conducted by the General
Nursing Council of Guyana.
(d) A credit at the Patient Care Assistant Training Programme with tw~o (2) years post
qualification experience.
(e) A credit at the Community, Health Workers' Training Programme with two (2) years
post qualification experience.

Applications should be made on the prescribed form, which is available at the Office of
the Regional Democratic Councils/Regional Health Officers, Health Institutions and
Ministry of Health.

These forms should be forwarded to the office of the:

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HAVANA (Reuters) Omara Portuondo swears the ghosts of
Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez
follow her wherever she sings.
And at 75, the surviving star of the Buena Vista Social Club
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Last week, the Cuban diva performed in Mexico. This
month, she will be in Colombia, followed by a six-nation
European tour in July and August and on to Hungary in October.
"'I miss them so much. They're always with me, on every
stage," Portuondo said in her dressing room before a recent
Her smoky voice and sad "bolero" ballads that tell of lost
love recall Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
She was the only woman on the Buena Vista Social
Club album recorded at a jam session with guitarist Ry
Cooder in 1996. It sold a million copies, won a Grammy
and relaunched the careers of a group of largely forgotten
Named after a seniors-only social club in a western
Havana neighbourhood, the album sparked a revival of
world interest in traditional Cuban music, source of the
rhythmic cha cha cha and mambo dances in the heady days
of 1940 and 1950s Havana.
The story of the musicians' late-life jump to international
fame was told in 1999 by German director Wim Wenders in his
Oscar-nominated documentary 'Buena Vista Social Club'.
But time has taken its toll on the band.
Its oldest member, guitarist and front man Compay
Segundo, died in 2003 at age 95. Pianist Ruben Gonzalez
passed away months later at 84. Singer Ibrahim Ferrer died
last year aged 78. A week ago, singer and composer Pio
Leyva died of a heart attack at 88.
As the curtain rises at Havana's National Theatre at a recent
performance, Portuondo's sensual voice fills the auditorium. She
steps forward gingerly, looking down to avoid tripping on a
toL .opening song is a soulful bolero, 'What's Left For Me

Portuondo was born in Havana in 1930 when the city was
thriving on sugar wealth. Her mother came from a rich Spanish
family and eloped with a black baseball player.
The petite Portuondo started out in show business
as a dancer at Havana's famed Tropicana cabaret. In
1952, she formed a female vocal quartet called Las
D'Aida that once opened for Nat King Cole at the
"I'm just a little Cuban mulatta who loved music since I
was a girl," she said. "I'm so happy to have the strength to
continue," she added backstage, changing out of sneakers into
high heeled shoes.
By the time Ry Cooder invited her to join the Buena Vista
project, Portuondo had a singing career spanning four and half
decades that included countless recordings.

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It was her duet with Compay Segundo of the bolero 'Veinte
Anos' ('Tw~enty Years') on the Buena Vista album, however,
that shot her to global prominence.
"Today, many people all over the world know me as a
symbol of Cuban music, and I owe that to Buena Vista," she
Portuondo has recorded three solo albums, including
'Dos Gardenias' (2001) and 'Flor de Amor' (2004), and she
has appeared as guest singer on a dozen more since her
career relaunched.
And her passport continues to fill up with stamps: Macao,
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul.
At every stop, she religiously sings 'Twenty
And misses Compay, his small hat and big cigar.
"Every time we went out on stage to sing the song, he would
stand next to me and put his hand on my backside," Portuondo
"I would tell him, 'Compay, please, you know my back
well enough.' But he was such a devil and we had the
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Read the story. Think of a title for it. Write the
title where it should go.
Anna was at a beach picnic. She was ready to
fix some hot dogs. When she turned her back,
a seagull grabbed the hot dogs. It flew up into
a tree and started to eat the hot dogs. Quickly
Anna threw it a bun. It grabbed the bun in mid-
air. But it dropped the hot dogs. Anna caught
them and put them in a safe spot.
Write a story about the picture which was de-
scribed to you above. Give it a title, too.

1.Title Make it interesting.
Tell something about the story.
Tell the setting.
2. Beginning TTl h th pcoh ac r b they
3. Ending Tell how they solve the problem
they have.
Be sure the ending fits the rest of
the stoy

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3. If you came out of a bedroom, which way
must you turn to reach the front door?
4. If you entered by the front door, which way
must you turn to reach the living room?
5. If you entered by the back door, which way
would you turn to reach the living room?
6. Draw a floor plan of the house and show it to
a friend.

Hlow well have you read?

Cross the lawn and go through the arch at the
other side. Then turn to the left along the
passageway. When you get to the end of this
covered passage, cross the paved courtyard
with the fountain in the middle and look for the
door marked K8.

The Questions

1. After passing under the arch, do you turn to
the left or right or go straight on?
2. Which would you cross first, lawn or
3. Was the fountain in the middle of the lawn?
4. If you turned by the same way,
a) which way would you turn to reach the lawn
from the passage?
b) which would you pass first; the fountain or the

Inventing Titles
If you have a picture with an international car-
rier, or two, with passengers embarking, a truck
with passengers' baggage, and some runway
workers, what title would you give that picture?
Here are some questions to help you

Hello boys and girls,

Keep reading stories, magazines, school
texts, the newspapers, and your religious
books. Y ou will say some day that you did
the correct thing in your quest for
knowledge and understanding.
Keep pressing toward the mark of high

V erbs in Bold Print
1. The bruised bats had been beaten for a
hundred days.
2. It will become dry and hot in the north.
3. On 4th April she married George in New
4. In 1 999 the Gorgons finally beat them.
The Sentence
REMINDER: A sentence is a complete thought.
1. I finished my breakfast early yesterday morn-
ing. (Sentence)
2. Decided to call my sister Mary. (Non-sentence
- Missing subject)
3. A house next door to the blacksmith's shop,
(Non-sentence Missing predicate)
4. They've been friends for six months. (Sen-
5. Skipping over the fence. (Non-sentence -
Missing subject and predicate)
6. Brought a great discomfort to the family. Non-
sentence Missing subject)
'7. Family business is a uniting force. (Sentence)
8. Good for you. (Non-sentence Missing sub-
ject and predicate)
9. When the fire goes out. (Dependent clause
- Missing main clause for the complex sen-

Fantasy is that special kind of literature that
concerns itself with impossible things things
that could never happen in the natural world.
Fantasies are stories about animals, people,
things, places and events that defy reality.

The writing at the bottom of this statement is
fantasy. Read it thoroughly. Answer the
grammar questions at the bottom.

The dog looked at the cat with distrust. "If you
are so deaf as you say you are, how can you
understand me?"
"I can read lips," the cat replied smugly.
"Then ycvhy do you pretend that you don't
understand a word when the human holler at
you?" the dog wanted to know.
The old cat rolled her eyes, "If they find out that
I can read lips, silly-head, they'll stop laughing
at themselves for yelling at me and expect me
to obey them. I happen to LIKE sleeping on the
stove, hiding in the dryer, and paring my nails
on the firewood. Why let them think they can
tongue-lash me for it?"

1. There are three nouns in the first paragraph.
Two of them are cat and do Find the third

2. Point out the verb in the statement, "I can read
3. What word functions as a verb modifier (an
adverb) in the statement "the cat replied
4. Point out the definite article in "The old cat
rolled her eyes."
5. Pick out the compound word in this
sentence: Why let them think that they can
tongue-lash me for it?
6. There is another compound word in the
passage. It comes before the one you just
found. Tell what it is.

More about fantasy

Do you know that part of growing up is to live in
a world ~of fantasy? Y es. To fantasise is to
make believe, to imagine especially when it can
be done to a great extent. How would you be
able to play 'dolly house' and 'mommy and
daddy' or 'the three bears' if it was not for that
part of you that allows you to make believe?

In the world of make believe animals can talk
and dream, fairies can abound in their good or
sometimes bad works, and clocks and houses
can be given human qualities. Birds, bats, and
rats can do well for far bigger animals than
themselves. Cats can be kings. It is all in the
name of balance. Make believe is a vital part
of enjoyment and growing up during childhood.
The world is so full of pressure that a way of
escape must be sought at times. (Not that you
should ever want to stay there!)

Do your best to write a story in which animals
and trees and ships can behave like human
beings. Choose your own setting, characters,
and plot. Make it an original. Read it to persons
older or younger than yourself, and listen to their
comments. Friends who do appreciate fantasy
will surely ask for more,


Read this other paragraph for comprehension.
Then answer the questions below it,

When you read, picture the description carefully
in your mind. Then, without looking back to the
passage, answer the questions set for you.

It was quite a small house. When you entered
by the door, you were in a narrow passage that
led straight through to the back door. A door to
the left led into a large living room, and two
doors on the right led into two small bedrooms'


1. How many rooms were in the house?
2. How many outside doors were mentioned?

*Does my title tell something about
the picture's idea?
*Is it interesting?
*Is it written correctly?

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6. The smallest number that can be made us-
ing the digits 707832 is 203,778.
7. 0.3 multiplied by 10.002 is 3.0006.
8. 30 and 3 hundredths written in decimal is
9. 51 and seven tenths written in decimal is
51.7. .
10. 25 written in Roman numerals is XXV-
11. 2/15 + 6/15 = 8/15
12. 7/8 + 1/4 1/8 = 8/8 =1.

1. Wlhat is seven hundred and thirteen thou-
sand, five
2. What is three hundred thousand, eighteen?
3. What is nine million, thirty thousand, ninety?
4. What is three hundred million, seventeen
5. What is the largest number that can be
made using the digits 8, 9, 0, 6, 5?
6. What is the smallest number that can be
made using the digits 9993245?
7. What is 0.2 multiplied by 50.002?
8. What is 35 and one hundredths written in
9. What is 306 and three tenths written in
10. What is 18 written in Roman numerals?
11. What is 7/15 + 4/15?
12. What is 7/9 + 1/18 1/9?

Bonito's Place
The chart below shows how many mangoes,
vegetable salads, and cold juices were sold
at Bo0nito's Place during July, August and

Item July A/gust S/tembr
mangoes 896 1567 1096
vegeta ble
salads 3976 4983 5765
cold juices 2564 2654 2756

Use the chart to answer the questions.

8. How many mangoes and vegetable salads
were sold in July?
9. Were more cold juices sold in July or Au-
10. Were more mangoes and vegetable sal-
ads sold in August or September?
i1. How many cold juices were sold in August
and September?

MIATHEMATICS for Common Entrance for
April 1P, 2005
Hello boy and gris
We are here to improve your skills, con-
tent, and attitude. Be good to yourself by
being regular at your study, and by im-
proving the big habit of self-dliscipline. See
how much you can do today.

Rounded to the nearest ten-dollar:
1. $456 = $460; 2. $1,6;23 = $1,620; 3. $794
= $790; 4. $7,995 = $8,000; 5. $456,321 =
$456,320; 6. $550 = $550; 7. $6,749 =

Rounded to the nearest thousand:
1. 45,674 + 53,987 = 100,000; 2. $65,976 +
$6,402 = $72,000; 3. 857,326 + 475,054 =
1 ,332, 000; 4. $99,842 + $6,720 = $107,000 '
5. 569,089 + 65,070 = 634,000

Exact or rounded number, *
1. 10 fruits on the dinner table (Exact); 2. 30
days April (Exact); 3. 19,000 grains of sand
in my blanket (Rounded); 4. Johnny saw
100,000 stars (Rounded); 5. 366 days in a
leap year (Exact); 6i. 790 students who at-
tended school (Exact); 7. 1999,675,300 shad-
ows in the jungle (Rounded); 8. outfit costs
$31,986 (Exact)

Reminder: To round a number to a certain
place, we look at the digit to the right of
that place. Look again.

Reminder: The line of symmetry is what you get
when you fold a figure in half so that the two
halves match each other exactly. When you fold
a figure into the exact half and the halves match
you call the figure symmetrical.

Reminder: Not all figures have a line of sym^
metry. Likewise some figures have two lines
of symmetry,

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1.2. How many vegetable salads were sold in
September over July?
13. How many vegetable salads were sold in
July and August?
14. How many mangoes were sold in July to

Conversion of Decimals t-o Fractions

We know that decimals are fractions with de-
nominators 10, 100, 1000, etc. Using this
fact we can always convert a decimal to a
vulgar fraction.

Example 1

Convert 0.32 to a fraction.

0.32 = 32/100 = 8/25 (reduced to its low-
est terms)

We need to note something very important
here, when we are comparing decimals and
fractions. When we are doing that it is best
to convert the fraction into a decimal, than to
convert the decimal into the fraction.

Example 2

Convert 0.2 to a vulgar fraction in its lowest

0.2 = 2/10 = 1/5

Example 3

Convert 0.45 to a vulgar fraction in its lowest

0.45 = 45/100 = 9/20


COnVert the following to fractions in their low-
est terms.
Do not forget that you must deal only with the
decimal part. In other words, let the whole
number alone.
1. 0.12
2. 0.35
3. 4.75
4. 698
6. 10.22
7. 29.62
8. 24.75


Pay strict attention here!
1. Eight hundred and sixteen thousand, two
is 816, 002
2. Eight hundred thousand, fifteen is 800, 015
3. One million, one thousand, fifty is
4. One hundred million, seven hundred is
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The Global Fund for the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved
funding for the fight against HIVIAIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Guyana. The objective
of this project is to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS by reducing the transmission
of HIV, reducing the morbidity and mortality and mitigating the social and economic impact
of the epidemic i n Guyana.

Towards this end, the following consultancies are required to develop appropriate
messages, and to disseminate these messages into a format and manner appropriate to
reduce the spread and impact of HIVIAIDS:

*To reduce stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS/STI in Guyana
To increase comm unity involvement in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and
To reduce HIV transmission among~ high risk groups (youths, CSV~s, MSMS)
To encourage early HIV testi ng
*To increase condom social marketing
To promote early diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
*To promote women empowerment and increase skills in condom negotiation
To promote adherence among HIV positive persons on Anti-Retroviral Therapy

A detailed terms of reference each consultancy including objectives, characteristics,
selection criteria, list of activities and expected results can be uplifted from:
The Executive Director
Attn: Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email: mohgog~@networksgy.com, prakash sookdeo@excite.com

All proposals are to be submitted to the address below no later than 9 am on April 25,

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

Proposals will be opened shortly thereafter on the same day, April 25, 2006


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another capacity to relive the
past with her 83-year-old
mother, a journey which is
labelled the 'last' visit by a
matriarch now too frail to
All of the above events
have their genesis in the year
1915. That was the year when
Naidu's paternal grandfather
and maternal grandmother came
to Guyana from India on the
same ship, S.S. Ganges.
Naidu's mother, Chelema,
was born in 1922 at Plantation
Herstelling and Naidu's father,
Chinsammy, was born in 1919
at Diamond Sugar Estate, both
areas on the East Bank of
Demerara, Guyana. Her father
loved reading and 'kept many
interesting books in his room,
especially on politics and the
working class people'. Janet
Naidu, the seventh of eight
children (four boys and four
girls) grew up in Covent Garden
which is actually an island, a
marker of which the residents
are proud.
Poet, painter, biographer,
Janet Almelu Naidu was born in
July 1953 in Covent Garden,
East Bank Demerara, one of
two known writers from that
She was educated at
Providence Government School,
Mrs. Thomas Secretarial School
and at Critchlow Labour

also fizzled out and did not
continue its publication.
However, Rajkumari Singh
continued to provide artistic
offerings in her home. During
Naidiz's short stint with the
group, she came into contact
with Rooplall Monar, Guska,
Mahadai Das, and Henry
Naidu migrated to Canada in
1975, furthering her studies
in Business Administration at
Ryerson Institute and English at
University of Toronto,
eventually gaining a degree in
Political Science and Caribbean
At present, she is a human
resources manager; "leading and
managing 'workplace diversity'
issues and is a strong advocate
for equality and human rights".

College. At the college, she
completed the communication
As early as age 14, she
started sketching. It started
as she accompanied her
mother who was an itinerant
vendor of sweetmeats when
the older woman was doing
'her rounds. Because of her
mother's inability to write,
that is to record credit
transactions, Naidu did that
task on a scratch pad. It was
during the lull in business,
Naidu filled the time by
sketching. The cover designs
of both of her books were
water colour drawings done
by her.
At that same age, she was
caught up in the pen-pal culture
of the time. Many letters she
created then were highly
imaginative, construed to
improve her image of a lowly,
rural state in the eyes of her pen
pals from other worlds. Those
letters were also titivated with
love verses. The pen pal culture
opened new vistas, making them
very attractive to her.
In 1973, her first two
poems were published in
HERITAGE TWO which also
included poems by Rooplall
Monar, Mahadai Das and
Rajkumari Singh, and a story by
the last mentioned writer.
Elfrieda Bissember did art work

for that book. That journal was
started by Rajkumari Singh who
was the first recognized East
Indian woman writer in Guyana
and who became the 'surrogate
and artistic mother to younger
writers and artists;.
Janet Naidu started
writing poetry more or less
by accident. In the early
1970s, she was working as a
Secretary to the American
Institute for Free Labor
Development located east of
the home of Rajkumari Singh.
Naidu was attracted by the
cultural and literary and
artistic offerings emanating
from next door, noting
especially the dramatic plays
by Rajkumari Singh and the
classical Indian dances by
her son Gora Singh.
Naidu eventual became part
of the group but more as an
observer than as a writer or
artist. Although Naidu
was encouraged to become
fully involved, her mind and
spirit had already left
Guyana as :her plans to
immigrate to Canada were
about to mature. The group

by Petamber Persaud

JANET Naidu's first book of
published in 1999 was short-
listed in the 2000 Guyana
Prize for Literature
competition. At that time, the
shortlist in that category
comprised of three entries
only with John Agard
winning in the best book of
poetry category and Maggie
Harris the best first book of
in Guyana, the author's
birthplace, and in Canada, her
adopted home, with numerous
references to her ancestral home,
India. It's a collection of images
drawing from the past as 'a ,
promise of healing in the
present' .
When that book was
launched in Guyana in 2000,
many established writers
including Paloma Mohamed and
Rooplall Monar read selections
from it,
Naidu is back in Guyana to
promote her second book of
poems, RAINWATER. This
collection of 51 poems offers
another look at themes of Indian
Indenture from India to
Guytina, the second wave of
migration, exile and identity, and
The writer is back home in

From her base in Canada,
she's mn frequent contact with
writers, artists and artistes in
North America including Arnold
Itwaru, Bernard Heydorn, Peter
Jailall, Richard Rupnarain and
Suresh Hanoman. This contact
is presently evolving into a
formal group of writers and
artists named, Pakaraima, a
mountain range in the Essequibo
region of Guyana.
Janet Naidu has written a
number of biographies
including a delightful one on
her beloved mother.

* Interview with Janet Naidu on March 27, 2006,
Geo town, Gu ana
SHERITAGE TWO, Georgetown, Guyana, 1973

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WITH weight at 2701bs and a
height of 5'2, Guyanese-
American Caroline Jhingory
remembers most that "'Being
overweight froze my
adolescence. I did not have
boyfriends, attend my prom or
wear cute clothes like other
Her weight also imposed on
her physical health as
wealth. Caroline remembers the
heavy squeezing pains in her
chest after climbing only two
flights of stairs.
As a college freshman, she
decided to stop obesity in it's'
tracks. Caroline pursued what
-she refers to as "organic weight
loss;" she saw a nutritionist and
joined a gym. She lost 70 pounds
the first year, 30 the next and 10
the last year.
In a world obsessed with
weight loss surgery, pills and diet
shakes, Caroline proved that a
diet of determination, portion
control and exercise works.
Overcoming obstacles is not
unfamiliar to Caroline. During
hurricane Katrina in August
2005, she was a Tulane
University graduate student
residing in New Orleans. Much
of Caroline's personal belongings
were destroyed by mold damage
and looters.
"I know that there are

She also attributes her
grandfather, Joseph Jhingory, a
former police sergeant at the
Brickdam station in
Georgetown, as her inspiration.
"My grandfather is 86 years
0171 and could still run a
marathon," Caroline states with
Now at 150 pounds'
Caroline, 25, maintains her
weight loss by not eating
processed food, hitting the gym
five days a week, playing
racquetball and dancing to
Calypso at Washington, DC's
many West Indian nightclubs.
She works as an
international trade analyst for
the United States Department of
Labor in DC and has added
applying to law school to her
plate as well. .
In the long term, Carohine
aspires to be the US Secretary
of Labor, but for right now, she
is working on a career as a fitness
motivational s eaker and author
With Il C 1oin h
already achievedarohe is livi g
proof that there is "Lno such
thing as the impossible."

dise Village. When I started
teacher training in the 1960s, I
took further lessons in theory
and practice and eventually be-
came a music teacher,
relates Georgetown-born
He taught at several schools
including East La Penitence Pri-
mary and Campbellville
Primary but had stints
playing with the 1970s
Guyanese bands Vee Jays, the
Graduates and the Merritones.
Remember them? The fellow on

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missed his family. His daughter
now works at Courts it
Georgetown while his sons~
Clinton and Creston are in
Guyana as well. He also went
back teaching.
Back in Barbados in 1990.
he got a job as a one-man band
at the (now defunct) Indian res-
taurant Taj before spending a
six-year stint at the ofter;
boisterous bar/restaurant at Bar-
bados' main bus terminal on
Fairchild Street in Bridgetown.
In 2004, he started at the Eagle'z

By Norman Faria

IN A scene from the still
memorable anti-Nazi
movie 1942 'CASABLANCA',
the star Humphrey Bogart
saunters over to the lobby of
his bar Ricks' Caf6 to resident
pianist Sam (played by Arthur
'Dooley' Wilson).
Melancholy over his pend-
ing separation from his long time
girlfriend Isla (Ingrid Bergman),
he tells Sam: "Play it again",
meaning run through once again
the haunting ballad 'As time
Goes by'.
It was a familiar and natural
scene to many cinema goers at
the time: bar habitues finding so-
lace, and happiness and enjoy-
ment as well, in the background
playing of the pianist.
Today, entertainment estab-
lishments cut costs by installing
hi-fi systems and playing tapes,
in the process throwing many
musicians out of work. The mu-
sic, often blaring from speakers
on the sidewalk as a form of ad-
vertisement, is so loud you have
to shout to carry on a conversa-
tion with someone next to you.
For those wishing a quiet

are in Georgetown, Guyana or
Bridgetown, Barbados.
One of these oases is the
Eagles Nest located on
Tweedside Road in St. Michael
pari-sh, a few m~irtes drive
east of the Barbadian capital.
Inside the bar/restaurant, run
by Barbadian lan Glasgow and
his Gu ana born-wife Shakira
(nee Dhanie), Lawrence Francis
sits behind his Yamaha PSR273
organ stroking the keyboards.
Four days a week, from six un-
til late in the evening, he's there,
sitting with his back to a wall,
papered appropriately with for-
est scenes reminiscent of his
What made him get into the
"music business", as he de-
scribes it?
"I came from a musical fam-
ily. My aunt, Florizel Francis
had an LRSM in music. When I
was a teenager growing up in
Belladrum on the West Coast,
Berbice, I took lessons from
Annie Smith, popularly known
as Teacher Luck, in nearby Para-

the keyboards was Lawrence.
He came to Barbados in
1979. He played in the Bajan
bands Reunion and The Es-
corts around the hotel cir-
cuit. He remembers Barba-
dian band members such as
Basil Archer and Wesley Tay-
lor, lead singer and rhythm
guitarist respectively with Re-
union. There was also Rollin
Farley, the bass player
with The Escorts and grand-
son of the late great Barba-
dian folk singer Shilling.
What ever became of them?
Most of them have emigrated,
Francis tells you, though ev-
ery now and again he meets
up with one of them.
In 1983, he returned to
Guyana, mainly because he

Francis, also known in Bar-
bados as Evelyn, feels the art
of one-man bands in entertain-
ment establishments is still ar,
honourable occupation.
"I still believe people like to
hear natural sounds from a mu-
sician rather than taped stuff. It
doesn' t have to be a piano. It car
be a guitar or any instrument. 1
started with a piano bul
switched to an organ because
there it has a more sustained
sound. I want to say that every-
thing I do is natural. There i!
some accompaniment such at
bass rhythm guitar built into the
organ, but I play my own tunes.'
What type of music does he
"I play all types. The oldie

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.,nicle April 2, 2006


By Brian Rapp
(Adapted from the March 22, 2006 edition of Clayton News

WHEN Clayton High School senior Raj Persaud asked his father
what he wanted for his birthday on March 8, Charlie Persaud
replied, "The only thing I want is for you to get the Morehead
The younger Persaud said, "I felt like asking him, 'Couldn't I
just go to Wal-Mart and pick you up a pair of new socks?"'"
It turns out that Plan B won't be necessary. The youngest child
of Charlie and Mohinie Persaud found out fittingly enough on
March 8 that he had become the first Guyanese to win the presti-
gious Morehead scholarship and the fourth CHS student ever to re-
ceive the most prestigious college scholarship offered in the state of
North Carolina. He is one of just two Johnston County students to
earn the scholarship this year, along with Emily Carter of South
Johnston High School.
"I'm still in shock," Persaud, 17, said. "I'm expecting Ashton
Kutcher (star of 'That 70s Show' and 'Punked') to walk through the
door any second and tell me I've been punked."
Persaud, who was born in Anna Regina, is a former student of
CV Nunes Primary School and Queen's College.
The Morehead Scholarship, named after long-time University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill benefactor John Motley Morehead, was
instituted in 1957. The four-year scholarship, valued at approximately
$80,000 for in-state and $140,000 for out-of-state students, covers
all undergraduate college expenses, including the cost of a laptop com-
puter and four summer enrichment experiences.
Persaud is one of 53 high school seniors in the United States
and Great Britain to be chosen for the scholarship this year. A total
of 1,620 applied.
CHS guidance counsellor Pam Savage, who recommended Persaud
for the honour, said, "Raj is the quintessential Morehead Scholar. If
he hadn't gotten it, I'm not sure we'd ever have another one who'd
Persaud said, "It's the biggest thing P've ever dreamed of, and
my biggest accomplishment. I feel that way because of the potential
this gives me to do so much good, to utilise all my talent and skills
to make a positive impact on society the capacity to do that is

By all accounts, Persaud already has had a major impact on
Clayton High School in just the two and a half years he has been a
Arrivmng mn the spring semester of his sophomore year in 2004,
the native of Guyana (by way of a short stay in Lakeland, Fla.)
admitted he was "overwhelmed at first" in acclimating to American
"My dad came here because his church (Faith Community) of-
fered him a job," Persaud said. "It was a bit of culture shock, but I
realized very quickly I had to take charge of my future."
He credits his father's life-long devotion to missionary
work and education (Charlie Persaud served as principal
of a school in Guyana for rural students) and his mother's
losing battle with cancer (Sewranie Persayd died when Raj
was seven years old) for shaping ~his own social
consciousness and activism.
"Everyone I have met has had an influence on me, but if I had to
list who has had the most, it would be my dad," Persaud said.
"Growing up, watching his amazing service to others, and the
sacrifices he and my mom (Mohinie) made to move here and pro-
vide me and my older sisters an education in this country I think
getting this scholarship helps repay them for those sacrifices."
Savage said, "Raj has always been very community-focused. He
jumped right in when he got here and founded Teens Changing the
World. To him, there is nothing too little to do to get people to think
about others."
Teens Changing the World is a service club whose members en-
gage in a variety of activities to provide community assistance, in-
cluding visiting senior citizens' homes, collecting hats for cancer vic-
tims who have lost hair due to chemotherapy and encouraging diver-
sity in the high school through 'Mix It Up Day', when students
spent lunch sitting with strangers.
In addition to founding that club, Persaud also is president of
the Interact Club; creator and Web manager for Inspiration4All, an
Internet chat group that offers aid to suicidal teenagers; and a board
member of the Youth Council of North Carolina on HIV Awareness.
As part of that group, Persaud organised and sponsored several
AIDS awareness sessions mn his native country of Guyana, for which
he was awarded the Governor's Award for HIV/AID)S as Youth Vol-
unteer of the Year.
A straight-A student with a 5.04 grade-point average, Persand
has been on the Principal's List (for maintaining an A average
in all subjects) his entire high school career. He has earned AP
Scholar with Honour recognition, been named a Quest Bridge
College Match Finalist, received an Editor's Choice award and
recognition as a 2004 Youth Poet by Youth Voice Newsletter for
his writings, and has served as a school ambassador to the Na-
tional Youth Parliament in Guyana.
Along with the Governor's Award for his involvement with HIV/
AIDS education, Persaud also has earned selection to attend the Ro-
tary Club Youth Leadership Awards Conference and the state Cata-
lyst Conference for Youth Leaders.
He also was the district and state winner of the Rotary Against
Drugs Speech Competition in 2005.
Persaud hopes to pursue a degree in biology (his favourite sub-
ject) with a secondary concentration in public policy.
His long-term, goal is to become an oncologist a specialist in
cancer research and treatment as a result of his mother's experi-
ence with the disease.
"That was a tough learning experience," he said. "But going
through it gave me the desire to help others go through it and sup-
port them."
Persaud said that social awareness and motivation is what most
attracted him to Chapel Hill even though he remains a candidate
for scholarships at Harvard and Yale universities, as well as the
Robertson Scholarship, a combined grant to both UNC-Chapel Hill
and Duke University.
He expects to accept the Morehead by the April 14 notification
"Winning this (the Morehead) is giving me the opportunity

gv the sills md mt ivan tonle4 otsh toalwte t
see their potential to do good and help people live lives of dig-
"The atmosphere at UNC, I feel, really helps drive you to be
more productive, and the Morehead is a wonderful tool to do some-
thing that will have a tremendous positive impact," he said.
Persaud is the first CHS student to earn the Morehead Scholar-
ship since Natalie Sanders in 1999. He and fellow CHS senior A~lex
Wiedemann, who was named two weeks ago as a Parks Scholarship
winner to North Carolina State University, are the first CHS stu-
dents ever to receive the Parks and Morehead scholarships in the
same graduating class.
CHS Principal Jerry Smith said, "This is a tremendous
hoaor for the school ed particularly, for this seno classes
school, and these scholarships reflect the character and achieve-
n~i:ent this class has demonstrated all along~."

like the drunk cowboys old-timer
Guyanese saw in the movie
westerns smashing up the honky
tonk piano in the saloons with
flying chairs. But generally, bar
people appreciate the back-
ground music which definitely
adds to the ambiance of the
The late George Harrison
of the British group The
Beatles once lamented during
the 1980s that electronic gad-
getry had all but killed off
creative musicianship. Does
Francis agree with that? H~ow
is the interest among young
people these days in learning
to play instruments?
"I would agree with
Harrison. If you look back at
the 1940s and 1950s in
Guyana and Barbados, there
were many more employed
musicians. Even big bands.
The only amplifying pieces
of equipment were the micro-
phones and speakers for the
singers. Today, there are chips
and tapes that can be inserted
into equipment. Look at the
D.J.s! They probably can't
read a note of music but
people look up to them as if
they are creating the music
they are playing on the turn-
"I would sa ," he adds
"that people are still interested
in learning music. Most young-
sters opt for the guitar or bass.
They learn a few chords and
make out. But keyboard playing
is more demanding. I always en-
courage the teaching of music by
qualified teachers from an early
As I sip a beer handed over
by Shakira ("From the North
West District!" she tells you
proudly), l ask Lawrence to play
me a song. It is'Blueberry Hill'
by Fats Domino, who, because
he had to be rescued from the
floods in New Orleans, prob-
ably sympathised with those
Guyanese who also got flooded
out early this year. Does
Lawrence know it?
"Do I know it?!! Listen to
this," says Lawrence as he eases
into the opening bars of the rock
and roll classic.
In the dim light at the
back of the Eagle's Nest, the
handful of patrons in the still
young night, look up once
again. Look up once again to
wonder at the remarkable phe-
nomenon of one of the few
resident working pianists in
the island.

goodies and country and west-
erns go over well. Their popu-
larity never dies. The type of
crowd that comes here doesn't
go in for the more hip hop type
of music, but I can play a few
tunes for the younger set. I also
play church music. In fact, I am
the organist at my church," he
says as he scans the room in
which there is an' assortment of
patrons ranging from Guyanese
contract workers to retirees and
Does he get many requests?

om let) Fazill; S.Ramsaywak, T. `

Francis, now 63, replies: "It de-
pends on the night of the week
when there are more people. Or
when couples come and one part-
ner wants a song played for an-
other. I can't promise I will
know the whole tune but I will
He's however honest with
you. The Eagle's Nest is in a
working class district. Most of
the clientele are fellows,
sometimes with female com-
panions, who come in to down
a few beers or polish off a
bottle of rum after a hard
working day. Or grab a snack
of fried chicken and chips
which Shakira excellently
prepares. By late evening,
some of the patrons couldn't
let's put it this way care
less if the music was live or
Down at the bus terminal
when he was working there,
Francis had to duck a few beer
bottles hurled through the air
when tempers flared among the
more inebriated patrons. It was

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Worksnan awarded judgsnent

agairnstTool~sie Persaud Ltd.

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per ton, but the company
unilaterally reduced it to eight
cents per ton. Protests by the
plaintiff and his co-workers
were to no avail.
The trialjudge accepted the
evidence of plaintiff and his
witnesses wherever there was a
conflict with the company's
witnesses, save in respect of
plaintiff's claim for period
February 22 to April 6, 1969,
which was not proved,
The defendant company
contended the action was
misconceived; it ought to have
been brought for unliquidated
damages for breach of agreement
and not for a liquidated amount
of $3, 571.14. The company
further contended that a
unilateral reduction to eight
cents per ton being a
fundamental repudiation
amounted to a termination of
the contract.
Justice George had held:
(i) The Guyana Court of

Appeal decision in Nobrega v.
A. G. of Guyana that an
employer does not have the
right unilaterally to change a
contract with his employee so
as to reduce remuneration, is

plaintiff, who was in the
defendant's employl between the
years 1966 and 1970, claims
from them a sum of $3, 571.14
for work done and services
rendered by him to them
between January 12 and June
28, 1969, and January 11 and
August 7,1970.
In its defence, the
company said through Mr.
Bob Narine who then held
the post of credit controller
at their head office, that
between 1966 and October
1968, the plaintiff was
employed in backing, that is,
spading up stone quarry-
sifting and sand and was paid
at the rate of 15 cents per ton.
However, according to
Narine, after October, 1968, a
new arrangement was entered
into with the workmen. Under
it, they agreed, to accept a flat
rate of $8 per politoon for
backing sand regardless of the
size of the pontoon.
He stated that the work
involved in the unloading of
.boats was more onerous than
that of pontoons. In support of
this, he pointed out that the
actuaI~unloading was done by a
dragline. In the case of boat,
however, because of its
construction, all the material had
to be backed to a central spot
to enable the dragline to operate
efficiently. A pontoon, on the
Other hand, is an open vessel
and therefore there is a much
larger area within which the

dragline could operate. But he
admitted that a quantity of sand
amounting to two or three lorry
loads would be left in the
pontoon after the drag line
operation and this had to be
swept up.
He denied that the plaintiff
ever complained about any
reduction in his wage. He also
denied either telling the plaintiff
that he would contact the
defendants head office or that
the defendant could not pay
any more for unloading.
Support for the plaintiff's
evidence as to the reduction in
rate came from Cecil Ramballie
who was the defendants' time-
keeper in Berbice during 1969.
Justice George in arriving
at his conclusion had added:
"LIn any event, however, the
plaintiff would be entitled to
sue for work done and
services rendered in respect
of the week when he first
received the reduced wage.
But even more important in
the absence of compelling
authority to the contrary, I
am of the opinion that I am
bound a by the views
expressed by the majority of
the court of Appeal in Nobrea
v Attorney General (1968).
There it was held that an
employer did not have a right
unilaterally to change a
contract with his employee so
as to reduce his
remuneration. Judgment was
gned in favour of the

By George Barclay
IN 1974, Justice Kenneth
George, who later became
Chancellor of the Judiciary,
followed the Guyana Court of
Appeal's decision in the case
of Nobrega versus the
Attorney General, when
awarding judgment against
Toolsie Persaud Ltd., for
paying workman Durga
Persaud a lower wage than
that agreed upon.
But following that ruling,
when Nobrega's decision was
said to be binding on the High
Court and the Court of Appeal,
the legal editor's note stated:-
"Since the decision of the
Guyana Court of Appeal in
Peter Persaud ET Al. V. Pln.
Versailles &r Schoon Ord. Ltd
(1970) 17 W.I.R. (West Indian
Report) 107, it is not true to say
that the High Court is bound by
the decisions of the Privy
Council. The decisions of that

Board insofar as the Guyana
High Court and the Guyana
Court of Appeal are concerned,
are merely persuasive."
At the hearing of the action
brought by Durga Persaud
against Toolsie Persaud, Ltd.,
Mr. Ashton Chase, S.C.,
associated with Mr. Martin
Zephyr represented the plaintiff
while Mr. S. Persaud appeared
for the defendants.
The facts of the case
disclosed that the plaintiff
Persaud sued the defendant
company for $3, 571.14 for
work done and services rendered
between January 12, and June
28, 1969, and on January 11
and August, 1970.
The nature of the work
involved the unloading of sand,
stone and quarry siftings from
boats and pontoons alongside
the company's wharf on the
Canje River,
The rate for unloading as
originally agreed was 15 cents


binding on the court.
(ii) Plaintiff is entitled to
judgment in the liquidated sum
claimed, less $355.00 since it is
found as a fact that he did not
work for period February 22, to
April6, 1969.
The judge had awarded
judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $3, 216, with costs fixed
at $700.
Delivering his judgment,
Justice George had said: "The

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Here is a little exercise to do. Draw a table like
the one blow and complete it.

Table See table at rigrht
After completing the above table you will find out
that electricity can cause heat, light, and sound

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2. What organizations and /or persons in your com-
munity are involved in your well-being?
3. Name some health factors that they address.
4. If you choose to live alone far away from
company would it be a wise choice for your
5. Draw a home that sports a healthy environment.

8 What Guyana Exports

Main Exports

Rice, sugar, which are each measured by the tonne;
timber, which is measured by the m cube; shrimp
and molasses, which are each measured by kg;
and rum which is measured by the litre.

Other exports in much smaller quantities

Fruits and vegetables
Furniture and handicraft
Postcards and art work; ceramic work

N.B: Nibbi and bamboo, that are used to make fur-
niture, are products of our rain forest.
Our art work includes paintings which are done on
canvas and worked in oil paint, water colour, or pen-


adnu, Chronicle A ri 6

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need to ann electrical supply unless you know~2
you whatto do. Y ou must never experiment with
electrical mains. you can try experiments with a
torch battery, and learn a lot about electricity in
this way, because a torch battery does not have
enouah electricity to harm you.

also m~laketh~ings mova~~ve r~andevenmae icurs
Electricity can cause harm to our bodies that is
called electrical shock. This causes your
muscles to be affected and cannot move away
from the source of electricity easily. Try to find
out more about this.

The Circuit
The electrical circuit is the path which current
flows. A simple circuit is made up of conductors
or wires, a battery or cells, a bulb and a switch.
The cells or battery has stored electricity or cur-
rent. The conductors allows current to flow
through it. The switch controls the current while
the bulb uses the current.

See circuit at right

Note Y- ou must never touch anything that is con-

Hello boys andgirls, .__
It's good to meet again with you today. To-
day we will look at the topic Electricity.


Electricity is a form of energy. It is difficult to
explain what it is but we know what it can be used
for. It is one of the most useful forms of energy,
since it can be made to travel through wires to
any place it is needed. Look at the pictures be-
low and try to list the equipment that uses elec-

.1, r

What Electricity Makes Them Do

Electrical Appliances

Give out sound.

Give out light signals

Move around freely

Hot plate
Reading lamp
Electric fan
Cordless telephone

tions to gauge your level of understanding. Pay strict
attention and read carefully, now.

A First, health carries a definition. As a mat-
ter of fact, health carries many definitions such as:

1. The path to enable children and all people to
increase responsibility for improving their health.
2. A social, educational and political action by
people and organized entities to teach the public
about actions that support health.

3. The absence of any disturbing factors) on a
person's overall well being

B. Second, health must be promoted. Health
promotion is based upon a set of principles. Here
are some of them:

1. The entire population as a whole must be in-
volved in health promotion each day of their irves.
2. They must be actually acting out the notion of
3. They must be seeking out the hidden factors
that affect health.
4. The population must also use many diverse
ways to procure health.


1. Should anyone forget about his or her well being
even for a small part of the day?

Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to these columns today. Have you
been learning information better using pic-
tures? It is a step in the right direction. Y our
written examination papers are asking for more
recognition and interpretation of pictures of
places, people, and other objects.

Collect worthwhile pictures, drawings and
three-dimensional objects and address their
content in your study groups. It will pay divi-
dends. Carry on smartly!



A. Health

This week you'll be looking generally at health and
how it is promoted. Everyone who lives has some
degree of health,
Health is the total well-being of a person. Even the
quickness of your brain at your study in school has
to do with the level of health that you enjoy or don't

Let us see what you are being exposed to today. At
the end of it you are required to answer some ques-

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g. "Y our suggestifons would b~e genu
inely appreciated."
h. "I would appreciate the help."
i. "W~e will be grateful for this spe-
cial service."

5. Make it Easy to Respond: Courtesy in letters
makes it easier for the receiver of request let-
ters to grant favours. For example, in a letter
requesting a company to participate in a spell-
ing competition, a copy of the programme may
accompany the original so that the recipient may
grasp a better and immediate understanding of
the event, and hence a good appreciation of what
the company is getting into. Remember the
company's pride, recognition, etc.

In summing up remember the cornerstone to
successful requ st letters. The successful ones
are usually persuasive and have the following

1. Attention-getting statement or device that en-
courages the reader to continue reading the let-
2. Statements that (a) present fact,
or (b) meet the reader's needs.
3. Presentation of request in terms of how it will
benefit the reader, if possible.
4. Request for action

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Ah, she's respectable,' the chit! The impression
she gave me there yesterday was, I assure you,
the very strangest of all; it was quite beyond any
of the others. I did put my foot in it! She'll never
speak to me again."
Hideous and obscure as it all was, it held Mrs.
Grose briefly silent; then she granted my point
with a frankness which, I made sure, had more
behind it. "I think indeed, Miss, she never will.
She does have a grand manner about it!"
"And that manner" I summed it up "is practi-
cally what's the matter with her now!"
Oh, that manner, I could see in my visitor's face,
and not a little else besides! She asks me ev-
ery three minutes if I think you're coming in."
"I see i see." I, too, on my side, had so much
more than worked it out. "Has she said to you
since yesterday except to repudiate her famil-
iarity with anything so dreadful a single other
word about Miss Jessel?"
"Not one, Miss, And of course you know," my
friend added, "I took it from her, by the lake, that,
just then and there at least, there w~as nobody."
"Rather! And, naturally, you take it from her still."
"I don't contradict her. What else can I do?"
"Nothing in the world! Y otne the cleverest little
person to deal with. Y otwe made them their
two friends, I mean still cleverer even than na-
ture did; for it was wondrous material to play on!
Flora has now her grievance, and shell work it
to the end."

The Poem
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightening
Do not go gentle into the good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who with blinding sight,
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas

Qualities of Request Letters

In the request letter, close attention must be given
to the reader's need, and so bring closer to ac-
complishing the purpose of the letter in receipt.
Among other things, it must be well written and
courteous and tactful.

There should be evidence of the following quali-
1. Conciseness: Avoid the needless repetition
of words and ideas. Make sure that every word
in the letter contributes to its good success.
Avoid including any unnecessary ideas that do
not contribute to the reader's understanding of
your. request.

2. Clarity and Completeness of Ideas: Whatever
you write, test it for coherence. Have enough
details to give a vivid, concrete picture that is
enough for the reader to take the desired ac-

3. Courtesy and Tactfulness: Use the person's
correct name; spell it well. It is always better to
address it to a person rather than to a company.
Use expressions of appreciation. Here is how
you may end:

"May I please...."
"I will be grateful if you...."
"Will you please...."
"I would appreciate having...."
"Please send me...."


Getting th~e message

1. Quote a line or two that show repetition of
both words and sounds.
2. What is a refrain? Show where in the poem
that the poet uses a refrain.
3. Quote parallel structures that the poet uses.
4. In what way does the author use end-rhymes?
Give the scheme or pattern in the stanzas?
5. What effect is achieved by the rhyme schemes
and pattern of the stanzas?

The Excerpt

Before a new day, in my room, had fully broken,
my eyes opened to Mrs. Grose, who had come
to my bedside with worse news. Flora was so
markedly feverish that an illness was perhaps at
hand; she had passed a night of extreme unrest,
a night agitated above all by fears that had for
their subject not in the least her former, but wholly
her present, governess. It was not against the
possible re-entrance of Miss Jessel on the scene
that she protested it was conspicuously and
passionately against mine. I was promptly on
my feet of course, and with an immense deal to
ask; the more that my friend had discernibly now
girded her loins to meet trie ordce more. This I
felt as soon as I had put to her the question of
her sense of.the child's sincerity as against my
ownn. "She persists in denying to you that she
saw, or has even seen, anythingg' '
My visitor's trouble, truly, wa~ reat. "Ah, Miss,
it isn't a matter on which I can push her! Y et it
isn't either, I must say, as if I much needed to. It
has made her, every inch of her, quite old."
"Oh, I see her perfectly from here. She resents,
for all the world like some high little personage,
the imputation on her truthfulness and, as it were,
her respectability. 'Mliss Jessel indeed she!'

1. What do you gather is happening in the
2. What aspect of the language has grasped
your attention?
3. Write a story with a plot which includes
part of what is provided in the excerpt.

Th'le Successful L.etter of Inquiryr or Reqluest

Dear Mr. Washington:

Please send me "Daily Living", the leaflet adver-
tised in this month's "Godspell News" magazine.
My address is 175 Good Walkington Park, West
Bank Demerara.

I certainly appreciate your distributing this valu-
able leaflet.

Y ours truly,
Elle Small

A letter ordering a product or a service brings in
money for the business organization to which it
is sent. Other requests letters, however, do not
directly benefit the receiver. In fact, it is believed
that they may cause an inconvenience, cost
money, or take up valuable time. If the reader
sees no direct benefit, the successful request
letter must be persuasive and appeal to pride,
fairplay, fear, recognition, or self-worth.

Do you see how the everyday request letter
above tries to appeal to recognition and self-

4. Ulse expressions of expectation such as the
following that are appropriate in anticipating a
favourable response to a special request.

"I hope that we can count on your



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Sunday Chronicle.-A 6

midity, the margins of leaf le-
sions often appear water-
soaked. The initial symptom on
seedlings is a water-soaked area
on the undersides of the coty-
ledons (Fig. 3). As the cotyle-
dons expand, the lesion be-
comes necrotic and often ex-
_ends along~thelengt of~the
midrib. Lesions on young true
leaves are small and dark brown
and may have chlorotic halos.
Seedlings infected with fruit
blotch often do not collapse and
die in the greenhouse, but the in-
cidence of foliar symptoms will
increase slowly in a warm,

moist environment.
The taxonomy of the
causal agent of bacterial fruit
blotch remains uncertain.
The pathogen is a gram-
negative, rod-shaped, motile
bacterium with single polar
being very similar but not
identical to Pseudomonas
pseudoalcaligenes Stanier
subsp. citrulli Schaad et al., a
watermelon seedling
pathogen reported in 1979,
which is now taxonomically
classified as Acidoverax

avenae subsp. citrulli (Schaad
et al.) Willems et al. However,
the seedling bacterium does
not produce a hypersensitive
response in tobacco leaves
and does not cause symptoms
in watermelon fruit, whereas
the fruit blotch bacterium
produces a hypersensitive
response in tobacco and
causes seedling blight, leaf
lesions, and fruit symptoms
in watermelon. Fatty acid
methyl ester analysis also
indicates that the seedling
bacterium and the fruit

Please turn to page XXII

BACTERIAL fruit blotch is
caused by a bacterium that
has yet to be classified and
was detected according to lit-
erature (www.aces~edu) in the
USA. In Guyana, farmers in
Region 6 have reported symp-
toms similar to bacterial fruit
Farmers are urged to pro-
vide a feedback to the National
Agricultural Research Institute
(NARI) on telephone numbers:
220-2249, 220-2812 should any
of the following symptoms be
observed in their fields.

The symptom of bacterial fruit
blotch of watermelon is a dark
olive green stain or blotch on the
upper surface of the fruit (Fig.

The blotch is first noticeable
as a small water-soaked area,
less than 1 cm in diameter, but

it rapidly e-pands to cover
much of the fruit surface in 7-
10 days. As the blotch increases
in size, the ar;:a around the ini-
tial infection site becomes ne-
crotic. In advanced stages of le-
sion development, the epidermis

of the rind ruptures, and fre-
quently a transparent or amber-
coloured substance is exuded
(Fig. 2). Fruit lesions rarely ex-
tend into the flesh of water-
melon, but when this occurs, the
bacteria contaminate the seeds.
Secondary rotting organisms are
responsible for the ultimate de-
cay and collapse of the fruit.
Rapid expansion of fruit lesions
usually occurs during the few
weeks prior to harvest. Bacterial
fruit blotch also affects melons,
often resulting in water-soaked
pits on the fruit's surface, but
the disease is best characterized
in watermelon.
The fruit blotch bacterium
:e'" "n:e::: lae lth oudgh hf
may appear healthy to the un-
trained eye. Leaf lesions are
small, dark brown, somewhat
angular, and often inconspicu-
ous. During periods of high hu-

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The G~overnment of Gruyana (GioG), the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved
(by loan and grant) the sum of approximately USS16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural
Conununities Support Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate
poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by increasing rural household incomes through the
expansion of on farm production and fostering the promotion of rural micro-
enterprises. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be used for eligible expenditures
under which this invitation for bids is made'

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

The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for
undertaking the following works in Region 3.

1 8'2~004Construction of Naamnryck all weather access road, East Bank Essequibo,
Region 3 (Re- tendered)

SSDA/2006Supply of Securityi Services to D~en Amstel Project Office, Region 3

Bidding Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at DenAmnstel, West Coast Demerara from March 13. 2006 for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) for No. I8/2004 and four
thousand dollars ($4,000) for SSDA/2006 or its equivalent in a freely convertible
currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same

Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder
and must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner "Tender for the ..........-
PRCSSP ............/2006. Do not open before 09.00hrs, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006,
for No. 18/2004 and do not open before: 14:00hrs on Wednesday, April 18, 2006 for
SSDA/2006"' Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope-

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid opening and must be
accompanied by a security of no less than two hundred thousand guyana dollars
(G$200,000.) for No. 18/2004, no security bid is re uired for SSDA/2006 or its
equivalent in a convertible currency, valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates.

All tenders for No. 18/2004 must be addressed to the:

The Chairman '
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of IFinance,
iMain and Urquhart Streets,

All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Fmnance
building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. before 9:00 hrs on Tuesday,
April 18, 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to
attend immediately after 9:00 hrs on Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

All tenders for SSDA/2006 must be addressed to: .

The Chairman,
Ministerial Tender Board,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Regent and Vlissengen Roads,

All bids are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Ministry of Agriculture
building, Regent and Vlissengen Roads, Georgetown. before 14:00 hrs on Wednesday,
April 12, 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to
attend immediately after 14:00 brs on W~ednesday, April 12, 2006

The employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids without assigning
any reason whatsoever, and not necessarily to, make an award to the lowest Bidder,

Message from Mr. M.
Secretary-General of

EVERY year on March 23, the
World Meteorological
Organisation (WMO) and its
187 members, as well as me-

2004, devastation by the Indian
Ocean tsunami reached an ex-
ceptional level in terms of hu-
man loss, number of countries
affected and the magnitude of
subsequent response-and-recov-
ery efforts.
During the 10-year period
1992-2001, natural disasters
worldwide were linked to more



teorological communities
worldwide celebrate World
Meteorological Day. This
Day commemorates the en-
try into force in 1950 of the
Convention that created the
Organisation. For the year
2006, the theme 'Preventing
and mitigating natural disas-
ters' was chosen for the cel-
ebration. The choice is made
in recognition of the fact that
90 per cent of all natural haz-
ards are related to weather,
climate and water, and of the
vital role played by WMO and
the National Meteorological
and Hydrological Services
(NMHSs) in all countries in
contributing to prevention,
preparedness and mitigation
of natural disasters, as well as
those arising from environ-
mental emergencies. A syn-
opsis of extreme events in
the recent past shows their
growing impact on sustain-
able development.
TChe year 2005 was marked
by prolonged droughts in parts
of the Greater Horn of Africa,
parts of Europe and Asia, Aus-
tralia and Brazil. Malawi suf-
fered its worst drought in a de-
cade. Heavy rainfall, excep-
tional in some cases, caused ex-
tensive flooding in various parts
of the world. A record number
of devastating hurricanes was
observed in the Atlantic Ocean.
This year, the Antarctic ozone
hole was the third largest ever
recorded after the years 2000
and 2003. Also, greater ozone
depletion took place in the Arc-
The year 2004 had already
been earmarked as very severe
in terms of natural disasters. In
particular, on December 26,

than 622,000 deaths and affect-
ing more than two billion
people. Economic losses from
hydro- meteorological disasters
were estimated at US$ 446 bil-
lion, thus accounting for about
65 per cent of the total losses
due to all natural disasters for
the period.
The economic impact of
natural disasters has shown a
marked upward trend over the
last several decades. Addition-
ally, developing countries, espe-

ci ally the Least Developed
Countries (LDCs) are more af-
fected by these hazards,
thereby, increasing their vulner-
ability and setting back their
economic and social growth,
sometimes by decades.
For WMO, preventing and
mitigating natural disasters is a
top priority. For example, in the
context of the implementation
of the Millennium Declaration,
WMO is actively promoting a
"culture of prevention". It is re-
called that in January 2005, the
Second World Conference on
Disaster Reduction was held in
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, providing
a unique opportunity to pro-
mote a strategic and systematic
approach to reducing risk-and
vulnerability to hazards. The

taken to considerably reduce the
resulting loss of life and socio-
economic damage. WMO and
the National Meteorological and
Hydrological Services contribute
significantly, at international and
national levels, in the identifica-
tion, assessment and monitoring
of disaster risks and the provi-
sion of early warnings. WMO
remains committed to working
with national authorities and
partners in halving the number
of deaths due to natural disas-
ters of meteorological, hydro-
logical and climatic origin over
the next 15 years.
It is recognized that a
fundamental pre-condition
for disaster preparedness is a

Please see page XIX

Permanent Secretary
M ministry of Agriculture

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P igeXV~II

'Sahtaaf ChtbblC~ApiiZ Y; 2006

11 .pI 1-4y
Confrene aoptd te Fame

Italonec provided the framewor
for govrnmentsionternational
an eion ald agemncies, nonD-gv

ernmental organizations
(NGOs), the private sector and
other actors, to work together in
promoting a culture of preven-
WMO is actively involved
in the implementation of the
Framework. With a strong com-
mitment to disaster prevention
and mitigation, the Fourteenth
World Meteorological Congress
(Geneva, 2003) established a
new cross-cutting programme,
the Natural Disaster Prevention
and Mitigation (DPM)
Programme, which is based on
the establishment of an
Organisation-wide coordination
framework and strong strategic
partnerships, building on all of
WMO's Programmes in syn-
ergy, in order to raise awareness
on the benefits of proactive
strategies for prevention.
While natural hazards may
not be avoided, integration of
risk assessment and early warn-
ings, with prevention and miti-
gation measures, can prevent
them from becoming disasters.
That means that action can be

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Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Members
of The New Building Society Limited will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 246 April,
2006 at the Hotel Tower Limited, 74-75 Main Street, Georgetown for the following
1. To receive the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors and
Auditors for the year ended 31" December, 2005.

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors and
Auditors for the year ended 31" December, 2005 be and are hereby adopted."

2. To elect Directors in accordance with Rule 47(1).
The Directors retiring by rotation are Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul
Narine, who, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election. Rule 47(2).

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the retiring Directors Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul Narine be and
are hereby elected Directors of the Society."

3. To fix the remuneration of the Directors in accordance with Rule 45.

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the remuneration of the Directors for the year 2006 be the sum of
$5,400,000: to be apportioned as fees and travelling as the Board decides."

4. To appoint Auditors in accordance with Section 16(1) of the New Building
Society Act.

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That Messrs. Jack A. Alli, Sons and Company be and are hereby appointed
Auditors for the period ending with the conclusion of the next Annual General

5. To fix the remuneration of the Auditors in accordance with Section I6(7) of the
NBS Act.

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"That the remuneration of the Auditors be fixed at $2,250,000: for the year

6. To amend Rule 22(2)(11) of the NBS Rules:

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution as a Specila Resolution:
"That no advance in respect of such security shall exceed ten million dollars."

7. To fix charitable donations in accordance with Section 8(b) of the NBS Act

To consider and if thought fit pass the following resolution:-
"fghad0 th unta mylpraedO fr Charitable Donations be fixed at

8. To transact any other business of which due notice shall have been given in
accordance with Rule 36.

Blf Onlar of the Board,
A k

MA. L.Arloon
24 Maerch, 2006

PIBBsO Quote:

Only Members holding the following Accounts or their duty appointed
proxies are entitled to attend the Meeting-
Save Et Prosper Accounts
Five Dollar Share Accounts
Mortgage Accounts
Please bring your Passbook to gain entry to the Meeting.

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Sunday Chronicle A ril 2, 2006

Page XIX

"hae onstribubost o
National Mleleorological
and Hydrological
Sen~ices in all aspects of
disaster prevention and
mitigation are well
recognised and used
effectii el y in a II
countriesj. I would invite
na~llonal a utiorities' i
scientific communities,
inter go vernmental and
non -go vernmental
or ganisation s, the
private sector, the media
and th e pub li c to be
a ware of the role of
NMHSs and ensure that
they have the capacity to
contribute to the
mitigation of disasters

andv to poien tthe
the Mlillennium
Development Goals.

Remnembertrhat you
canr share y~or ~findings
and ideas w'ith~ me by
_sending yrour_letters .
lo: "Our
Environment C/o
EIT Division,
Protection Agency,
IAS T Building,
Turkeyen, UG

\\nos lj ommute~d to. eve~nd-
Ing its earl\ warilng surem oo
addlress Ot'her hazairds. beyond
those ofi h\Jromleol Irolo~g ical
o~rigin. How\e~c,~\ier, bl srly
warnings systems exist for
many such hazards, they need
to be further improved and
made available to all countries,
particularly to those with least
resources. The challenge is there-
fore to ensure that all countries
may have the necessary sys-
tems, infrastructure, human ca-
pacity, organizational structures
and technical capacity, to fully
utilise and build on the early
warning systems.
The NMHSs also provide
vital information, enabling their
respective countries to develop
proactive strategies for
mitigating the impacts of natural
disasters. An NMHS may use
various approaches to
disseminate information to its
authorities and general public,
relying specially on the best
locally available technologies.
However, many challenges
remain in ensuring that all
countries are adequately
equipped with an effective alert
system, for the timely and
effective flow of warnings to
the community. Countries must
also develop the capacity to
respond to the information
through effective emergency
planning and response.
Furthermore, education and
public outreach programmes are
a critical component of the
preventive strategies needed to
enable the public to understand
hazards and their potential
Historical observations of
hazards are also critical for
assessing ttj vulnerability of

climate- and water-related
hazards. Climate data are
needed to quantify the
intensity and frequency of
events, characterising the
potential damage of extreme
events, and predicting
expected damages.
Systematic studies of
meteorological and
hydrological observations of
hazards and their impacts
constitute a useful knowledge
base for disaster risk

From pae XVIII

well-functioning early
warnig system Tiijlil of
delivering accurate
information to the population
at risk, dependably and in a
timely manner. To this end,
WMO coordinates the
relevant activities of NMHSs
so that each of them receives
the required data to ensure
that operational early
warnings for weather-, water-
,and climate-related hazards
are provided effectively and
regardless of political
The WMO centres,
including its three World
Meteorological Centres and 40
Regional Specialised
Meteorological Centres
(RSMCs), provide all nations
with the necessary global
operational infrastructure for
observing, detecting, modelling,
forecasting and issuing early
warnings for a wide range of
hazards, ranging from short-
lived, violent events of limited
geographical extent, such as
tornadoes and flash floods, to
large-scale phenomena such as
droughts, which can affect the
better part of a continent and
entire populations anywhere
from months to years,
In particular, WMO's global
network has proven to be
particularly effective for issuing
tropical cyclone (hurricane and
typhoon) early warnings. The
WMO six RSMCs with
specialisation in tropical
cyclones, issue forecasts and
advisories around the clock.
NMHSs produce their national
tropical ycohne wt nig which
makers, the media and the
public. In every country, the
NMHS is the sole source of
such official warnings.
Beyond natural hazards,
WMO also supports its Mem-
bers and partner organizations in
responding to large-scale
transboundary environmental
emergencies, such as may be
caused by nuclear accidents,
volcanic eruptions, chemical ac-
cidents or wildfires. In collabo-
ration with other oreanisations.

Thro-ugh IIs technology
transier. capacil buldding, and
dataj managemelnt prog~rammes.
W~1fO w~orks Io encure dial all
NMHSs, particularly those of
developing countries, have ac-
cess to critical hazard-related
data. Real-time monitoring by
the NMHSs allows for timely
information on the immediately
pre- and post-disaster condi-
tions, enabling the emergency
response and recovery teams to
direct their efforts to the most
affected areas. Through its land-
and space-based observing sys-
tems, WMO also plays a key
role in the international initiative
for developing a Global Earth
Observation System of Systems
In the longer term,
according to the
Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC),
which is sponsored by
WMO and the United
Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP), climate
change could result in
increased heat stress,
especially in urban areas,
increased drought and risk of
flooding in other areas. Water
shortage and quality
problems are projected to
keep increasing in many
water-scarce regions of the
world. There is a need for a
better understanding of the
climate system and the
development of capabilities
for predicting natural climate
variability and human-
induced climate change.
Strong support for research
programmes in these areas
has long been one of the core
strengthseofoWMO, an wl
WMO's proven system
provides the world community
with an invaluable operational
instrument to address the in-
creasing threat of natural disas-
ters to sustainable development.
Any operational system to ad-
dress multihazards could benefit
from and be built on existing
successful structures for issuing
warning of hydrometeorological
As we celebrate this

The British High Commission is offering for sale by sealed bids the following:-

One 1100cc Honda Motor Cycle
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Electrical Accessories

The above may be viewed in the High Commission compound on Wednesday
April 5, 2006 between 0800-1400hrs.

Sealed, written bids should be delivered by 1200hrs on Friday April 7, 2006,
clearly indicating "Honda" or "Yamaha" for Motor Cycles and
"Electrical Accessories / Furnishing" for other items.
AII bids should be addressed to:
Management Officer
British High Commission
44 Main Street

Sale is on an "as seen as is" basis. Bids will be opened at 1400hrs
on Friday April 7, 2006.

The British High Commission reserves the right to accept or reject all or
part of any offer- that might be made.

3/31/2006, 3:09 DMv


Supply of Workishop Equtipment for School ProjectS
Date of the Invitation: April 5 and
April 9, 2006
Loan Contract No.: 1107/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No.: B3.1G.116
.& B3.2G.117

1. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank towards the cost of the Basic Education
Access Management Support (BEAM~iS) Programme Phase 1. It iS
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments under the Contract for the Supply of Workshop
Equipment for School Projects

2. The Government of Guyana acting through the Ministry of Education,
now invites sealed bids from interested Suppliers for the Supply of
Workshop Equipment for School Projects-

3. Interested Suppliers may obtain further information, including eligibility
to participate and may inspect and purchase the Bidding Documents at
the address below, as from April 3 to April 19. Bid documents may be
purchased by written communication or by applying in person between
09:30 and 15:00 hours, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays to
the office ofthe:.

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Project Manager
Basic Education Access Ma nagement Support (BEAMS) Programme
Project Implementation Unit
109 BelAir Park
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel.#4 (592) 226 4401
e-ma il.bea mspiu~so lutio ns2000. net
4. The cost for one set of Bid Documents for the project shall be a non-
reimbursable amount of G$10,000 in the form of a Bank Draft made
payable to the "Project Manager, BEAMS Programme".

5. The envelope containing the Bid must include all supporting document
to satisfy the Evaluation Criteria and must be marked at the top right
hand corner Bid for the Supply of Workshop Equipment for School
Projects "and addressed to:
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Building
Main & Ufquhart Streets
6. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board at the address mentioned above before
09:00 on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. It will not be necessary to submit
bids in person since they may be sent by mail. However, the Employer
is not responsible for bids not received thereof and/or after the time and
date specified for receipt of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returned unopened.

7. Valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme
Certificates of Complia nce must accompany bids for firms registered in
Guyana. AII other requisite documentation must be submitted along
with the bid.
8. Bid proposals will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend
immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in the
Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration
Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown,

Per~manaent Secret~ary

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Invitation for Bids



Applications are i invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions
in the University of Guyana:
A Higher Degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent.
A First Degree in Library and Information Science or ALA(Chartered, U. K.)
PLUS relevant post-qualification experience.
A First Degree in an approved discipline. Preference will be given to the following:
Agriculture, Computer Science, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and
Experience in Library operations will be a distinct advantage. Computer skill and
knowledge of the application of Information Technology in Libraries are highly
At least a good First Degree from a recognized university in either of the following:
Economics; Education, with specialisation in planning; development planning or
project pslanning. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant post-
graduate qualification and knowledge of i indicators for planning anti development
in education. Ability in the use of computers is required. Experience in relevant
statistical packages, for example, SPSS will be a distinct advantage.
The Planning Officer is expected to assist in the preparation, implementation and
eV81Uation of plans and programmes for Faculty operations and development,
i improvement of camp us i infrastructure, management of i nter-u university and other
linkages/projects, bilateral and multilateral cooperation and resource mobilisation
thrusts of the University. The Planning Officer is also expected to assist in the
compilation of statistical data and other activities undertaken by the Office of
Resource Mobilisation and Planning.
A First Degree and previous experience in an administrative or supervisory
capacity plus proficiency in use of computer software: Data base management
Systems, Spreadsheet, Word processing.
Ple8Sant personality and positive attitude
Team-player and self-starter
Good oral and written communication skills
Flexible individual with good planning and organisational abilities
Sound interpersonal skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Duties may be obtained from the Personnel Division, University of Guyana.
Placement on salary scale would depend on level of qualification and experience.
Non-Taxable Allowances: Housing (20% of basic salary) and travelling.
Entertainment and additional travelling allowance are payable depending on
special responsibilities, annual/vacation/study/sabbatical leave (whichever is
applicable) and leave passage and book allowances.
Medical Scheme and Pension or Gratuity schemes (whichever is applicable).
Anyone recruited from overseas will receive up to four (4) full economy air fares
(i.e. for self, spouse and two (2) unmarried children up to eighteen (18) years of
age) from poi nt ofrecruitment, and asettli ng-i allowance.
Applications with Curriculum Vitae, THREE (3) COPIES, stating full name,
date of birth, marital status, qualifications (with dates and overall grades
obtained), work experience (with dates) full names and addresses of three (3)
referees, who can testify to the academic and/or professional capabilities of the
applicant, (one of whom must be your present or last employer, where
applicable) must reach the Personnel Division, University of Guyana, P.O. Box
10-1110, Georgetown, Email: uqp~d~dtelsnetqy.net Fax No. 592-222-4181, or
Courier Service, not later than April 25, 2006 (Tel. Nos. 222-4181/5271)
Website: www.uog. edu.gy

S~ii6gy 'C~ii~ot~iC)v ~A~pril:~, ~2~6'~

ARIES You are really in your element when it comes to verbalising compli-
cated concepts so that your audience (whether that means your coworkers at
the company picnic, your grandparents, your honey pie, your little sister, your
little sister's punk rock honey pie, or whomever) can grasp just what a good
idea it is that you have. Yep, you take too-complicated-for-words and turn it
into why-didn't-I see-that. It's a gift, you know. You'iI call on this talent to Great

TAURUS Sometimes bad-old habits can muck up a good-old-fashioned good
)i time. Whether it's tobacco or a tendency toward unnecessary bickering with a
loved one, there's a certain bad-old habit that you'd do well to get rid of. Or
at least get started on the project changing behavioral patterns takes time,
commitment and lots of energy, you know. But you've got all three, in spades.

GEMINI Put on your Sherlock Holmes cap, get out your spare magnifying
glass and call up whomever it is who plays Watson in your life: Today you've
got a mystery to solve! Whether it's work-related or a purely personal matter,
you're going to have to pay close attention to all the pertinent details. And
remember, once you've ruled out everything that's impossible, whatever re-
mains, however implausible, must be the answer.

CANCER Today you take a lollygagging kind of meander through one of the
showing-signs-of-springtime gardens of your soul. Yep, it's an ideal day to wan-
der around eyoureown isdes ad check otejust howM yu're hd i anyway

Little tadpoles? Murky waters? Your own crystal-clear reflection? Sprint as quickly
as you can across the Field of Ambition, and then rest a while under the Tree
of contentment.

LEO Warm up your computer and stretch out your fingers, because you are
communicating like nobody's business. You are going to write notes to your
aunts, notes to your uncles, a couple of heartfelt missives to your high school
buddies, another to yoi.r siblings and/or cousins, and then you'll put together
some what-I'm-doing-now updates for each of your old bosses (at least the
ones you liked and respected). When you're done, you'll have really connected
a lot!

VIRGO Y'ou're good at a lot of things. Table tennis, map reading, coloring
inside the lines, picking up useful phrases in foreign languages, dividing por.
tions equally, predicting the future based on lessons learned in the past: any
or all of these may be strengths of yours. Another thing you're good at, no
question, is keeping in touch with the people you care about and letting them
know, in all kinds of creative ways, that you care.

LIBRA Sometimes (like today) it's just exactly when you still have plenty of
energy to keep going that it's a good time to take a step back. Take a time out
and try to see if, in fact, the boat is heading in the right direction. Then check
the engines, say 'how are ya' to the ship's engineer, take a stroll around the
deck, have a quick seafood lunch, then get back to where you were: full steam

SCORPIO Sometimes less is more. And sometimes less is less. Today it's ei-
ther more or less, depending on what you're talking about. Less force may be
more forceful when it comes to getting your point across. But more communi-
cation may be more effective than silence.50o apply the rules of 'less is less is
more is more' selectively. One thing, after all, is sure: More flexibility is al-
most always more.

SAGITTARIUS Sometimes it's easier for you to get to the heart of a matter
(any matter) if you talk it over with a kindred spirit. So if there's something
on your mind, call up someone you trust and get started on going over it.
What exactly is the issue? What are its constituent parts? How can you better
understand it? What can you do to make it yours?

CAPRICORN -- You know how to get things done. You're good at putting
projects to bed and singing your cousin's children to sleep so the grown ups
can play cards downstairs in peace. You aren't the kind of person who gives
Up but you might sometimes be tempted to expand a small project at the
very last minute so that it becomes a massive and hard-to-accomplish task. so
don't try to teach the three year old how to play bridge. Just rock him to sleep.

AQUARIUS Whether you're a body builder, an interpretive dancer or an ar-
chitecture intern, this is the time to embrace your ideas. So go to the gym,
practice your pirouette or draw up your blueprints. You could see your imagi-
saio le om j lta ta thle ot po tqtuckIy tan er ers thought wa
ing on, you can rest assured that it will be fabulous once it's finished.

PISCES You're cool. Yes, you are. Admit it: You have cool ideas, cool plans,
a cool head and sometimes maybe you have cold feet. Are you nervous that
what you thought you wanted isn't going to turn out to be so cool? Are you
Thinking about bolting? Giving up the whole project? Don't. It's a good idea
and a big idea, and of course you're nervous. But put on wool socks and go
for it.

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I tbsp/gal) alternated with Cuprosan (1 tbsp/gal) once weekly
I is recommended) may result in a reduced rate of spread of
I the disease, but they may be of minimal value under
I conditions highly favourable for disease development. Do
not spray mature fruits.
1EDITOR's NOTE: We have taken a break this week
3 from our series on Hot Peppers to inform you of the
Bacterial fruit blotch in watermelons. We will resume
I publication of articles on the' Hot Peppers in next

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6. Affirmative answer
8. Point on; the compass that
is closer to SOurth West
10. A device which detects or
measures a physical
13. Cry making loud,
convulsive gasps.
15. An irregular verb w~ith its
past tense and past
participle ieing different
from each other and

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water at 212 %
Fairenheit and freezes at
32% Fahrenheit.
:20. A local Organisation.
: 21. User Defined.
23. A preposition.

20. Gross National Product (Abbr.).
The total market value of all
goods and services produced
by a nation during a specified
22. Politically Correct (Abbr.).
26. Third person singular present
indicative of be.
27. Symbol for the element

24. Euroisits national currency.
25. Protocol Data Unit (Abbr.).
28. Point on the compass that is
closerto South East(SE).
29. "Region #7, Cuyuni -
Administrative Region of

1. Homophone
2. Alocal security service.
:4. The country code for the
Netherlands Antilles.
6. A rude, noisy and
aggressive youth.
7. Emergency Room(Abbr.). A
section of a health care

sudden illness or trauma.
9. A complete system of units
of measurement.
;11. Acountry's basic currency

ed, but having the same form
as its past participle.
14. An Administrative Region of
Guyana. Region # 8, Potaro -
16. Male call name.
17. A preposition.
18. "*'* the truth. and sell it not;
also wisdom, and instruction,
and understanding'.
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19. Of or pertaining to birds.

Play the Chromicle Crossword
Competitions and give yourself
that opportunity of experiencing
the excitement of winning a
competition that is informative,
puzzling and educating.

A Pre-Easter "!S-B-Wl" puzzle for
$40,000.00 is also presented to
you. This competition is
scheduled to be drawn on Friday,
April 07, 2006. Thibrules for this
competition remain the same,
except, that wYhere there is one
error, the prize money is
$25,000.00 and for two errors the
pnize money is $15,000.00. I f
there is more than one winner the
prize money will1 be shared
among the winners.

You will need coupons'8nd clues

for the coupons so just purchase
a copy of the Sunday or
Wednesday Chronicle. For
extra coupons, purchases can be
made at our offices in Linden,
Ne w Amsterdam and
Georgetown. You can also
obtain extra coupons from Mr.
Vincent Mercurius of D'Edward
Village, Rosignol, Berbice.
They cost $20.00 each or
$40.00 for two as: they appear in
the Sunday or Wednesday
If you play smart you can win
this offer of $410,000.00. The
more you play the greater is the
possibility of winning. The
amount of entries submitted
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twelli e~ntr)i or- they; wl/l no0t be
.judged. Then place those

entries in a Chromicle Crossword
box at location near to you.
The additional incentives of
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Players are reminded that no
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on the day the puzzle is drawn
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COokery Corner

Welcome to thre 593"' edition of
L' r "Champion Cookery Corner", a
/ weekly feature giving recipes and
-- tips on cooking in Guyana.

For your next picnic or the daily: school packed luncht whry not try something different!

and YOL~k

COME April 5, 2006 at 10:00 hrs at
the National Cultural Centre,
cHomestretch Avenue, an additional
page will be added to the Enacyclopedia of the
Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC).
This important activity will be the Finals
(Georgetown) of the Ethnic Relations Commlission
between Zeeburg Secondary and Christ Church
SSecondary School. The moot is, "Our National Motto
"One People, One Nation, On1e Destiny" is an
Unattainable Ideal'.
Eight Secondary Schools participated in Round 1 and
the Semi-Finals- with Brickdam Secondary withdrawing at
the last moment leaving Annandale with a walk-over.
This competition should have been done in early 2005,
but only began in March 2006.
In conversation with the Deputy Hiead Mistress of
Christ Church Secondary Ms Gillian Giddings, she said
"Parents, children, staff and academicians were all elated."
The debates were encouraging and augur well for a new
Guyana. One parent who witnessed the first Semi-Finals
between St. Stanislaus College and Annandale said "It is
interesting to have young people charting a destiny for the
future". An old Students of Queens College, the parent wras
very optimistic that young people can move Guyana
The debates were highly successful. Honorary Chief
Judge Goeffrey Smith remarked that there is evidence of
indepth research from all the teams.
Undoubtedly, the upcoming finals will be of an
exceedingly high standard.
At this time, may the best team win.

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I shallot, finely chopped
1 apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
%/ cup diced celery
1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
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pickle relish and toss until all ingredients
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place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the
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Kenny Rogers

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INANH11ILLE I~illbnards .Almostl an) arthir with the right fi-
nanc~ing can releace albums all his life. but o~nl) a handful
can remriain relevant on radio an achicnement most acts con-
sider the golden lickLet

Err radIII hit 'Bu! h10 a Roset'. \eleran performelnr Kcnn! Rogcr I'

Wilth n frejh recol~rding co-ntract from Capitl~~ R~co~rds Nasht ille
In hand. Roge~rs ret~urns wi th newu sing~le 1I Can' Linlose You' The
track Is No ir on the rcountr1 chart. wiith pln<~ jt II:I2 or the I.'3
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the led;I track frOm Roge~r`T new~ albumT.'\ j[lH i aer &Bni e reeae

Roger'S 5.als he hai Icarned oucr and Ia cri fro:m hl- experlnence
w\ith adi tjhi '"if ou~ do j greal song, Ithey I \rll ylai: II aInd If
yo~Uu in tI) \lou illn Itnd in~ Imewih ete-r,.ni el;e arJ hecom L~~ll
pared.L ImI1 fine wrilh thjt as lo~ne` :i I knle' ;he~ rules
"Radio was great to me back in the '80s, so I don't think they
owe me anything," he continues. "I'm just hoping to give them
something they can't say 'no' to."
Before moving to Capitol, Rogers most recently recorded for
his own label, Dreamcatcher Records. And while he had some suc-
cesses there, he says the label never had the financing to compete
with the majors in the promotion arena. "We were (putting) out
records we thought were top fives, (but) it cost so much ... we
weren't really accomplishing anything.
"There comes a point in the career where y~ou need radio more
than it needs you," he says. "It's not payola, it's just thle cost of
doing business to get a record to where it needs to go, an~d we just
didn't have the funds."

So when Capitol Records Nashville president/CEO Mike
Dungan made him an offer, something Rogers says was "no ques-
tion a gamble for them," Rogers viewed it as "a great opportunity
to experiment at a high level."
(Capitol has long owned most of Rogers' catalogue, and Rogers
expects to one day lease the masters of his Dreamncatchler works to
Capitol so his entire catalogue will be in one place.)
The new album was the three-time Gramcmy Award winner's
first pairing with country's hottest producer, Dann Huff. Among

Bond hero Roger

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ridiculous. Imagine, e\ ry barmian inl the w orld knrH- Bond
and wrrsed him martinis." g

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dollar hits behind them. one
would think Ge~orge Clooney
and Brad Pitt wouldn't need
to steal. but they do and are
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Danny Ocean and Pitt's Rusty

KENNY ROGERS at the Country Music Association Music
Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, June 11, 2005. (M. J.
Masotti, Jr./Reuters)

its highlights is a duet with Rogers' longtime friend, Don Henley,
on the track 'Calling Me'.
For Huff, working with Rogers first involved a bit of getting
over his own awe. "H-e was part of the whole soundtrack of my
entire growing-up life," Huff says, still sounding a bit starstruck.
Dungan and Rogers first got acquainted a few years ago when
the label exec asked the artist to help promote a greatest-hits com-
pilation Capitol was releasing.
"In the process we fell in love with Kenny, the man," Dungan
says. "I came away thinking, 'This is a man who knows who he is,
but is a little restless in terms of making a statement."'
So Dungan remembers telling Rogers he wanted him to make "a
different kind of record, (not) an '80s-based Kenny Rogers record."
Rogers says Huff produced his material in a way that's "a little
more edgy than anyone I'd ever worked with before."
The sound they achieved, Dungan says, is "Kenny's voice
totally dry. There was no processing," a staple of some of
Rogers' slicker earlier works. Obn "Water & Bridges," Dungan
says, "it's just like Kenny is sitting right in front of you."
(Reuters/Billboard )

The movie, 'Ocean's 13',
follows 'Ocean's Eleven' and
'Ocean's Twelve', which to-
gether grossed more than $800


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2001 and based on a 1960 movie
starring Frank Sinatra and his
Las Vegas 'Rat Pack', raked in
more than $450 million world-
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Other $360 million.
C'looney won a best sup-
portmng actor Oscar earlier
this month for playing a CIA
agent in the political drama

LONDON (Reuters) Welsh singing legend
Tom Jones was knighted by Queen
Elizabeth on Wednesday in honour of the
hip-swivelling star's four decades of
Jones, 65, whose real name is Thomas
Woodward, received the accolade for services to
music at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in
"It is fantastic. I love seeing the Queen and
I have always been a royalist," he told the BBC
"She is lovely and she still is lovely. She
has got a great smile and her whole face lights
up when she smiles."
Sir Tom known as Jones the Voice in his
homeland had his first number one hit in 1965
with 'It's Not Unusual' and went on to notch
up series of chart successes including 'Delilah',
'Green Green Grass Of Home' and 'Sex Bomb'.
A contemporary of Elvis Presley, he has
won a new legion of fans in recent years
performing with modern stars such as
Wyclef Jean and Robbie Williams.

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BRITISH singer Tom Jones displays the
knighthood he received from Britain's
Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in
central London March 29, 2006. (Andrew


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