Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00208
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 7/30/2006
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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System ID: UF00088915:00208
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LONDON (Reuters) Two British police officers
have been arrested by colleagues on suspicion of
stealing candy from the staff confectionery shop.
An investigation was launched after "a significant
stock loss" from the sweetshop at Hailsham Police Sta-

tion in southern England, Sussex Police said Friday.
The shop operates by officers helping themselves to the candy
and drinks before leaving money in a tin.
The two officers, who have since been released on bail, have
been suspended while "a number" of other staff and officers have
also been removed from frontline duty while the candy-theft probe
is carried out.
"The integrity of our staff is very important to us and when

we identify problems such as this, we act swiftly and positively
to resolve the issues said Chief Inspector Tony Blaker said.
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THE country's two main political rivals, the incumbent President
Bharrat Jagdeo and Robert Corbin, leader of the main opposition
party, will today seek to trump up large scale support ahead of the
August 28 polls, and they are doing so in familiar and sure territory.

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

Main rivals kick off today

By Neil Marks

THE country's two main po-
litical rivals, the incumbent
President Bharrat Jagdeo and
Robert Corbin, leader of the
main opposition party, will
today seek to trump up large
scale support ahead of the
August 28 polls, and they are
doing so in familiar and sure
President Jagdeo, who leads
the:People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C), is almost guar-
anteed mass support at Albion
on the Corentyne, Berbice, a
traditional stronghold of the
governing alliance.
Mr. Corbin, who leads One
Guyana PNCR, an amalgam-
ation of his People's National
Congress Reform (PNCR) and
other parties and groups, is
keeping its "home" base, the
1763 Monument Square in
Georgetown for the launch of its
campaign this evening. The
venue has always attracted the
biggest crowds for the party.
Both parties are seeking to
change the arithmetic of racial
voting in Guyana and would
seek to demonstrate this.
The PPP/C boasts of in-
creasing support in Linden, the
predominantly Afro-Guyanese

bauxite mining town, where
Corbin was born. And it is cx-
pected that its supporters Ifroin
across the country would con-
verge opposite the Albion
Sports Complex Ground.
For their part, the One
Guyana PNCR would be bring-
ing in its supporters from all re-
gions of Guyana for its special
congress at its Sophia,
Georgetown headquarters, and
the rally to the Monument
Square would provide for the
diversity in crowd support that
it would relish.
"We are bringing in our
troops, our troops will be
mobilised," party General Sec-
retary Mr. Oscar Clarke said
last week.
The PPP/C will pump up
their campaign with cultural
performances backed by the
Shakti Strings Orchestra. The
main speakers are President
Jagdeo and Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds.
The One Guyana PNCR
will commence their rally with
a cultural programme that has a
predominant focus on Afro-
Guyanese artistes, namely the
Yoruba singers, Guyanese reggae
superstars First Born, artistes
from Kross Kolor studios who
produced the now famous X2

of Adrian Dutchin and Jomo.
There is likely to be one dance
group, PNCR executive, Mr
Vincent Alexander said.
The main speakers at the
One Guyana PNCR rally would
be Corbin and party Chairman.
Mr. Winston Murray.
"Naturally, we would be re-

viewing our plan that would re-
vive the economy and make
Guyana a modern 21st century
state of peace and harmony,"
Corbin told the Sunday
Chronicle in an invited com-
Corbin. an attorney by pro-
fession, is stepping on the presi-
dential platform for the first time.
He was elected to the leadership
of the party in February 2003.

following the death of former
President Desmond Hoyte.
For Mr. Jagdeo, an econo-
mist, it is the second time
around rallying his party to the
polls. And while he will have a
lot to boast about to
Berbicians, including solid head-
way finally in fulfilling the
1992 elections promise to build
a bridge across the Berbice
River, he will have to address

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the ticklish issue of crime in the
The main challenge to the
two parties in some of their
support base is most likely the
Alliance For Change (AFC)
which had a disastrous start to
its campaign when the stage
with all its leaders collapsed at
the Parade Ground in
Georgetown Friday evening.
The AFC is basing its
campaign on an end to racial
voting, and it is not unlikely
that it will take some bashing
from the two parties because
of Friday's incident.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 3

Linden tolls rise

put on hold
INCREASED road tolls in the town of Linden have been
put on hold by Minister within the Ministry of Local GoV-
ernment, Mr. Clinton Collymore.
In a letter to Town Clerk, Mr. Phillip Gibbons, released to
the media, Collymore said he was not formally apprised of the
imposition of increases in existing road tolls along with the im-
position of new road tolls for vehicles passing through Linden.
The minister said he was not aware of any consultations
which may have been carried out with the relevant road users
and had also not received any minutes of any statutory meet-
ing of the Interim Management Committee.
Collymore therefore objected to the increased tolls and
instructed Gibbons that these be put on hold until further
notice by the minister in writing.

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meets Greene

THE National Community
Policing Executive has met
acting Police Commissioner
Henry Greene on the role of
the community policing
groups in next month's gen-
eral and regional elections
and Cricket World Cup 2007.
A release from the executive
yesterday said it was led by its
Chairman, Mr. Kishore Gobin,
at the Wednesday meeting with
Greene at Police Headquarters,
Eve Leary, Georgetown.
According to the release,
several "pertinent issues" relat-
ing to both sides were raised and
steps have been taken to address
Crucial among the issues
raised was the role of Commu-
nity Policing operatives in the
upcoming elections and Cricket
World Cup 2007, the release
The body, it said, took the
opportunity to congratulate
Mr. Greene on his elevation,
and assured him of its contin-
ued support for the Force's
administration and the
Guyana Police Force collec-

tively, in the fight against
crime in order to make
Guyana a safer place for all.


ALL parties and stakeholders
should denounce violence
and call on their supporters
and constituencies to engage
in non-violent means of pur-
suing their objectives, the
Electoral Assistance Bureau
(EAB) has recommended in
its first of the fortnightly
Election Violence Education
and Resolution (EVER) Re-
The EAB, a non-govern-
mental organisation is undertak-
ing the project in collaboration
with the International Founda-
tion for Electoral Systems.
During the period June 20
to July 11, monitors for the bu-
reau found most of the commu-
nities calm, but apprehensive
about the elections and poten-
tial for violence.
The only reported incident
of election-related violence was
the burning of the Preliminary
List of Electors (PLE) voters
list outside the Guyana Elec-
tions Commission (GECOM)
by the One Guyana Platform
parties (the People's National
Congress Reform (PNCR),
Working People's Alliance
(WPA) and National Front Al-
liance (NFA)) on June 20, 2006,
the EAB stated.

- EAB urces all parties

"Monitors report that this
symbolic act was characterized
by a PNCR representative as an
expression of its dissatisfaction
with GECOM over alleged inac-
curacies in the list," the report
Otherwise, it said there were
several meetings held by politi-
cal parties and some community
events with political overtones,
but all were calm and the moni-
tors are particularly looking to
see if such kinds of rhetoric con-
tinue as they could contribute to
increasing tensions, the EAB
The EVER project is to cre-
ate a mechanism of monitoring,
reporting and analysis of elec-
tion-related violence, potential
violence, and efforts for peace
that can assist stakeholders and
the public in effectively prevent-
ing and mitigating violence and
diffusing conflicts.
The overall goals of the
project, said the EAB, are vio-
lence prevention and the promo-
tion of free, fair, and peaceful
The EVER project has
fielded 19 "carefully selected and

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POLICE yesterday reported
that victims and other wit-
nesses in two recent robber-
ies have not been willing to
assist in the investigations.
According to a Police press
release, following a recent robbery
at the prominent Gafoor's store
complex on the East Bank
Demerara, a man was arrested and
was in custody for three days.
Witnesses in the employ of

- Police
the company were reluctant to at-
tend an identification parade and
after a writ of Habeas Corpus was
filed in court, the suspect was re-
leased on bail, Police said.
In another robbery at
Muneshwer's in Georgetown,
the release said, two suspects
were arrested on separate occa-

The guard failed to identify
them and the female employees
were reluctant to attend the ID
parade, Police reported.
They said that in both cases
assistance was sought from the
management of the business in
getting the cooperation of wit-
nesses who are in their employ.
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trained" monitors, supple-
mented by increasing numbers
closer to election day, to gather
data on potential and actual elec-
tion violence by conducting in-
terviews with elections commis-
sion officials, leaders of commu-
nity groups, local government
officials, and law enforcement,
as well as by researching media
reports and attending campaign
rallies and other political events,
the EAB stated.
Within the EVER frame-
work, election-related violence
refers to any violence or threat
of violence, against persons or
property, that is aimed at dis-
rupting any part of the electoral
or political process during the
election period; it can range


from property damage to intimi-
dation to physical harm, the bu-
reau explained.
The EAB is urging that po-
litical parties further send a
strong signal to party support-
ers that no matter the grievance,
violence is not the answer.
It also encouraged the po-
litical parties which have not yet
signed the peace pact/code of
conduct for political parties
during the 2006 elections that
was propagated by the Inter-
Religious Organisation (IRO) of
Guyana to join the nine parties
that did so on May 2.
To help address ongoing
tensions, the EAB also recom-
mended that the reliability of the
voters list should be clarified
and confidence built immedi
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Congolese vote to end

years of war, chaos

By David Lewis

KINSHASA, (Reuters) -
Millions of Congolese will
vote today in historic
elections aimed at ending
years of war and chaos in the
heart of Africa and protected
by the world's biggest U.N.
peacekeeping force.
From the crumbling capital
Kinshasa through the thick
jungles of the Congo river basin
and the mist-shrouded peaks of
the east, Congolese will
participate in their first free
elections in more than 40 years.
Schools, churches and tents
in Democratic Republic of
Congo will be transformed into
50,000 polling stations for more
than 25 million voters.
More than 17,000 United
Nations peacekeepers -
backed by 1,000 European
soldiers recently dispatched to
the country will try to
ensure voting can take place

across the former Belgian
colony the size of Western
Those voting in Congo's
lawless east will do so amid
continued fears of attack by
rebels while complaints over
irregularities and an opposition
boycott have already raised the
spectre of violence and a
rejection of the results.
"Everyone wants to go and
vote to finish this for once for
all," Godefrod Shimatsu, a 47
year-old secretary, told Reuters
in Kinshasa.
Today's elections are the
culmination of a three-year
peace process which ended
Congo's last war a 1998-
2003 conflict that sucked in six
neighboring countries and
killed four million people.
mostly from hunger and
The vote is being billed as
a test of democracy in Africa.
in a country blessed with

enormous mineral wealth that
has known little but war and
dictatorship since independence
in 1960.
After decades of the late
dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's rule,
attempts at introducing democracy
began in the early 1990s. However.
two wars during the last decade
have tom Congo apart.
"We (will) elect the
president and he will be there for
five years. Our fathers did not
live long enough to see this. As
their children, we have a chance
to witness this," Shimatsu said.
Incumbent President Joseph
Kabila heads a list of 32 people
- including former rebel chiefs.
sons and a daughter of previous
presidents and a Harvard-trained
doctor in the race for Congo's
top job.
With more than 9.700
others bidding for the 500 seats
in the post-war parliament,
many first-time voters will face
ballot papers as thick as phone

Officials scrambled late
yesterday to deliver voting
materials to the furthest corners
of the vast nation, using planes
and helicopters, canoes, porters
and even donkeys.
World leaders urged the
people of Congo to vote
"The (African Union)
congratulates the Congolese
people for their patience, courage
and faith in the future, which
they have shown during long
periods of war and the three years
of transition," the AU said in a
statement issued yesterday.
The 53-nation group called
on the Congolese to turn out in
large numbers and vote peacefully.
However, the lead-up to the
polls has been marred by
violence with riots erupting
earlier last week in the capital
while six people were killed
during campaigning on

Somali PM links murder to 'international terror'

By Guled Mohamed

BAIDOA, Somalia, (Reuters)
- Somalia's prime minister
yesterday accused Libya,
Egypt, Iran and Eritrea of
fomenting extremism in his
country, and said the killers
of a cabinet minister had
links with "international
His comments came after
hundreds of mourners attended the
funeral of Constitution and
Federalism Minister Abdallah
Deerow Isaq, who was gunned
down outside a mosque in the latest
flare-up of violence in the Horn of
Africa nation.
"He was killed by criminals
linked to international
terrorism," Prime Minister Ali
Mohamed Gedi said in Baidoa.
scat of the interim government
and site of the murder.
"It's unfortunate that somec
countries \vho we thought wcre
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Gedi gave no more details
of his accusations, nor did he
specifically accuse any of those
countries for the murder.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry
spokesman Alaa el-Hadidi
rejected the charges.
"We express sorrow and
astonishment. Sorrow for
saying such a thing and
astonishment for expressing
such a sentiment.
"Egypt's position is known
in supporting the Somali people
and the legitimate government,"
he added.
Gedi's government's standoff
with a burgeoning Islamist
movement, which took control of
Mogadishu and other southern
towns last month, is fast turning
into a regional crisis.
While Ethiopia has sent
troops to protect the fragile
govcmllmenlt at its proI\ inciil base.
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and their top leader. Sheikh
Hassan Dahir Aweys. is on U.S.
and U.N. terrorism lists.
The United States sent its
most explicit warning yet to
Eritrea and Ethiopia to stay out
of the escalating crisis.
"You want to keep Ethiopians
and Eritrcans out of Somalia. that
they don't take their border conflict
and move it into the Somalia
venue," U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State for African Affairs Jendayi
Frazer said in Kinshasa, where she
is monitoring elections.
Protesters outraged at the
minister's assassination burned
tyres and looted shops on
Friday, but calin returned
"The man who did that was
a professional assassin. There's
no way lie would he an
amateur." said resident Abdi Ali.
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lawmakers and ministers siny.l
President Abilullali Yuisiif

and other top government figures
led mourners at the early morning
funeral, witnesses said.
In honour of the minister, a
scheduled parliamentary debate
on a no-confidence motion on
Prime Minister Gedi was
postponed from yesterday to
today, lawmakers told Reuters.
Ministers and lawmakers in
Somalia's interim authorities -
set up in 2004 in the 14th bid to
end anarchy and restore central
rule since 1991 are split on
Gedi's fate.
Those who want him out see
it as a way to draw the rival
Islamists into a power-sharing
pact by offering them his post.
The alternative, many fear, is
Diplomats are urging a return
to peace talks in Sudan.
"We can't drag them to the
table, but I believe there is a lot
(ie (the international coimunitiy)
can do to convince thenl" African
Uniion en\oy to Somalia,
MII1uhammad(l Ali Foum, told
RKuters. (Additional reporting by
A\ndrew C'awthlorne, .ack Kimlbll
and Tia Goldenlertg in Ndairobi)


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Rice in Israel, Hizbollah

threatens more attacks
_By Sue Pleming

JERUSALEM, iReutersi U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice held talks in Israel yesterday to seek
a deal on an international force to end fighting in
Lebanon as Hizbollah threatened more missile attacks
deeper into Israel.
Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed to carry
out more attacks if Israel did not end an offensive launched
after the guerrilla group captured tso soldiers in a ra.d on
July 12.
"Rice is returrung to the region to irn to impose her
conditions on Lebanon again to serxe her new Middle East
project and to serve Israel." Nasrallah ,aid in a televised
addres-, as Rice made her second trip to Israel last eek.
Rice, A ho dined ,itnh Israeli Pnme Minister Ehud Olmert
last evening. said earlier she hoped for agreement on the main
conditions for a ceasefire to be outlined in a U N. resolution
that could be tabled as early as Tuesday.
"I expect the discussion% to be difficult, but there will
have to be give and take," Rice told reporters
"I assume and have every reason to believe that leadership
on both sides of this crisis would like to see it end."
Citing poliucal sources. Israel Radio said Rice and Olmeri
had discussed humanitarian aid to Lebanon. hbo to secure the
release of Israel's captured soldiers and efforts at the U.N.
Secunri Council to agree the mandate of an international force
But the\ did not discus, a timetable for a ceasefire. radio
said. British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he sees agreement
on peacekeepers in days, clearing the way for a ceasefire.
Rice will meet other Israeli ministers today and could hold
talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora later on
her trip. She is liaising closely with the U.S. ambassador in
Beirut who is dealing directly with Lebanese officials.
At least 475 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in
Lebanon in the conflict, and 51 Israelis have died.
In the latest fighting, an Israeli air strike killed a woman
and six children in a house in the southern village of Nmeiriya,
medics said. Another strike also wounded two Indian soldiers
with the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon.
Israel dismissed a U.N. proposal for a three-day truce to
aid civilians trapped by fighting, saying it was already allowing
aid shipments through its blockade of Lebanon. It has allowed
aU.N. envoy access to the military to coordinate aid.
Meanwhile, Israel's forces pulled out of the Hizbollah
stronghold of Bint Jbeil, just across the border, that was scene
of some of the fiercest fighting in the 18-day conflict.
Rice praised Siniora for securing an agreement on Thursday
with Hizbollah cabinet members in Lebanon to seek an
immediate ceasefire that would include the disarming of
Siniora says the main issues to be resolved include Israel's
occupation of the disputed Shebaa Farms area, claimed by
Lebanon, and its detention of Lebanese prisoners.
In a softening of Israel's position that could help Rice steer
the sides towards a ceasefire, a senior Foreign Ministry official
said Israel would not demand the immediate disarming of
Hizbollah. although it still wants it disarmed eventually.
The official said Israel would demand that the proposed
international peacekeeping force in south Lebanon keep
Hizbollah away from the Israeli border and prevent the group
from replenishing its stockpile of rockets from Syria and Iran.
Hizbollah would almost certainly reject a
peacekeeping force whose mandate calls for its

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Peasants protest Venezuelan

reform killings

rights groups link the deaths
of between 50 and 150
activists to the land reform,
which expropriates state and
privately owned land deemed
to be idle.
Landholders who own and
operate Venezuela's giant
estates and cattle ranches
fiercely oppose the reform but
deny they are behind the
They say left-wing
President Hugo Chavez's
government is dressing up
statistics and misrepresenting
rural violence to legitimize the
reform programme, which has
handed millions of acres to
peasant cooperatives.
Last week, gunmen

CARACAS, Venezuela,
(Reuters) Venezuela's vice
president yesterday led
thousands of farmers in a
march in central Venezuela
to protest the killings of
peasant leaders who backed
the government's land
reform campaign.
Vice President Jose Vicente
Rangel vowed to punish those
responsible for slaying dozens
of leaders since the campaign
began several years ago.
"For each attempted murder
against one of our peasants, we
will immediately expropriate
millions of acres (hectares) of
land," Rangel said during a
speech at the demonstration.
Peasant leaders and human

pumped 17 bullets into a car
driven by legislator and land
rights activist Braulio Alvarez. A
bullet grazed Alvarez's cheek,
smashing his teeth.
It was the second time the
legislator had been shot at in less
than a year. In the first ambush,
the long-time peasant activist
took two bullets in his upper
Nobody has been tried or
punished for involvement in the
wave of killings.
Land redistribution has
been a centrepiece of
Chavez's social reforms in
the world's No. 5 oil
exporter. Chavez says the
programme is essential to
make Venezuela which is

a net food importer and
mostly urban -
agriculturally self-
Since the programme was
launched, Venezuela has handed
out more than two million
hectares (4.9 million acres) of
land to cooperatives.
In March, British meat
producer Vestey agreed to hand
Venezuela two farms worth at
least $11 million for use by state
Venezuelan authorities in
early 2005 launched a
dramatic occupation of
Vestey's El Charcote farm,
insisting the farm was idle
and did not have proper

Brazll, U.S. see Doba revival meetings In 5-8 months

By Andrei Khalip
(Reuters) The U.S. trade
representative and Brazil's
foreign minister said
yesterday they expect
international meetings
aimed at unfreezing global
free trade talks to be held
within five to eight months.
The meeting in Rio
between U.S. Trade
Representative Susan Schwab
and Brazilian Foreign
Minister Celso Amorim came
only days after World Trade
Organization Chief Pascal
Lamy indefinitely suspended
the so-called Doha round
talks on Monday.
"Brazil and the United
States are leaders in this effort

to help revive the Doha round,
and we see our meeting today
as the beginning of a process
that we hope our colleagues
from other countries will also
support," Schwab told a
news conference.
The G6 group of leading
WTO trading partners has
failed to agree on how far to
cut farm subsidies and tariffs.
Amorim said he saw five
or eight months as "a
reasonable horizon for us to
try to advance." He also
expected a preparatory, "more
structured encounter of some
kind" to take place between
September and November.
Amorim pledged to talk to
important developing
countries, especially India, to
convey the essence of
yesterday's meeting.

government was running out of
time to take advantage of a
legislation expiring on July 1,
2007, allowing Washington to
negotiate trade deals that cannot
be amended by Congress.
"If we are not able to do
it in the next 5-7 months,
or 6-8 months, it's hard to
imagine after that not
losing a lot of momentum
and then being in a scenario
(with a deal possible) in
two years or three years,
or not at all," she said.
Amorim said a complete
failure of Doha would lead to a
situation when the WTO may
become only a complement to
bilateral and regional trade
accords. "That would be very
bad for all," he said.
Amorim said the issue of
possible Brazilian sanctions

been discussed at the meeting,
although Brazil is analyzing the
Schwab said she hoped
to avoid litigation,
especially with a country
that has $27 billion in
annual trade with the
United States. "I don't
think any of us would like
to be in a situation where
the failure of the Doha
round means that we just
end up with a WTO that is
processing litigations."
A senior Brazilian
foreign ministry official
said on Friday that Brazil,
frustrated with the collapse
of the Doha round, may ask
the WTO to set up a panel
to decide if the United
States has complied with a
ruling ordering it to do

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THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has welcomed
the release from prison of former Haiti Prime Minister
Yvon Neptune.
The Georgetown-based CARICOM Secretariat, in a press
release Friday, noted that the community had repeatedly
condemned the abuse of due process and of the rule of law
associated with the prolonged detention without trial of
Neptune, Prime Minister of Haiti in the government of ousted
former President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
It said Neptune was released following an order by the
Appeals Court of Haiti.
The secretariat, however, said the high profile personality
of Neptune should not obscure the fact that many otier persons
supportive of Aristide and arrested arbitrarily, for what appeared
to be political reasons under the Interim Administration, have
also been denied justice, remaining in prolonged detention
without trial or charge.
In April this year, it noted, the CARICOM Council
for Foreign and Community relations, after reiterating its
concerns over these grave human rights violations, had
called on the Interim Administration "to take the
necessary measures to rectify this objectionable situation"
before it demitted office.
The secretariat added that the new constitutional government
of Haiti has underlined the emphasis it places on strengthening
the judiciary in order to uphold the rule of law and due process.
The earlier release of Mr. Privert, a former Minister
of the Interior, and now of Neptune following judicial
decisions, are a hopeful sign of change which CARICOM
hopes will extend to other persons wrongly arrested and

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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

Editorial )

Pledges of
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BY A welcome coincidence, the presidential candidates
of both the governing People's Progressive Party/Civic
(PPP/C), Bharrat Jagdeo, and the main opposition
People's National Congress Reform One Guyana (PNCR
1 for short), Robert Corbin, struck quite positive notes
at separate press conferences on Friday for clean and
constructive campaigning for the August 28 poll.
President Jagdeo, consistent in focusing on the
government's substantial record of achievements in
regular visits to villages, communities and regions
across the country, made clear at
his media conference that the PPP/C's major thrust
would be on accelerating socio-economic .progress,

"aware that our big success story is restoring the coun-
try to economic viability."
For his part, Mr Corbin, who addresses a special
congress of his party today at which, it is felt, he could
well announce Mr Winston Murray as his Prime Ministe-
rial running mate, gave the firm assurance at his press
conference that the party plans to focus on issues of rel-
evance and importance to Guyanese at all levels of the
society- and--not-get-caught-up-on "negative-polities"-ef
which the people "are more than tired".
While Jagdeo and Corbin were meeting the me-
dia with their varying messages, the new Alliance For
Change (AFC) that harbours hopes of emerging as a
"third force", was refining its own strategies to beat upon
both major parties with tactics that would, of necessity,
require much mudslinging and throwback to the past.
It would be an understatement to say that the AFC is
faced with a formidable uphill task to hold a "balance of
power". One of its frontline candidates boasted at Friday
evening's rally in the city that the party has "raised mil-
lions and millions of dollars" to be equipped for the elec-
tions. Spending those "many millions" wisely is merely
part of the gruelling challenges ahead for the AFC.
What, thankfully, is most encouraging at the start of
elections campaign 2006, is that there seems to be a
general inclination on the part of the contesting parties
to peaceful campaigning to ensure an environment in
which fundamental issues of importance to this nation,
including crime and security and the thrashing of race
hate and disunity, could be properly discussed.
Respect for established norms and practices that

are consistent with the rule of law in a civilised, demo-
cratic, state would be paramount to the honouring of
pledges for "positive" campaigning and in steering vig-
orously away from any semblance of race mongering,
disruption of political meetings and the stirring
of violence.
More than the Ethnic Relations Commission and the
media monitoring machinery put in place by GECOM
would be watching. The security forces will need all the

cooperation they could get to maintain a peaceful envi-
ronment for GECOM to achieve its commitment to con-
duct free and fair elections for which there will be local,
regional and international observer missions.
Guyana deserves the very best from all who seek to
govern its affairs.

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HE battle to
form a. new gov
ernment in
Guyana is now in full
swing with nominations
of candidates last
Wednesday when
10 political parties reg-
istered for the August
28 poll with the Guyana
Elections Commission
By the time.you read this,
there may be nine eligible par-
ties, which is still a long list of
contestants. Except for the ma-
jor opposition People's Na-
tional Congress Reform
(PNCR), most are on the pe-
riphery. The untested among
them is the fledglingAlliance for
Change (AFC)..
What they may all:li ve in
common is a shared hope
of garnering sufficient votes
from an estimated 492,000 elec-
torate under the proportional
representation (PR) system, to
thwart the incumbent People's
Progressive Party/Civic from.
achieving its optimistic forecast
of a fourth consecutive term in
The lists of candidates are
filled with new faces and quite
representative of youth and
:women and a diversity of pro-
fessions with the ruling PPP/C
apparently having a comparative
plus in "surprises" and repre-
However, like the PNCR,
the PPP/C must now also
contend with the challenge
being posed by first-lime
contestant'. he AFC. which
is fanning hopes of holding
the "balance of power" in the
fornmalion of a po'-' I',.ion
col.l.. government.
The AFC should be
, .i ,a : ~ ,that.-:' across

CARICOM. numerous par-
ties have emerged for elec-
tions with hopes of repre-
senting a so-called "third
force" to break traditional
dominance of two parliamen-
tary parties, only to be sorely
Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad
and Tdbago and, of course
Guyana at previous elections
have had such experiences. The
AFC may be in for its own
share of deep hurt or pleasant
Published results of an
opinion poll done earlier this
month for the "Stabroek News"
by the New York-based North
American-Caribbean Teachers
Association (NACTA), gave no
party an overall victory but
placed the incumbent PPP/C as
leading with 42 per cent to the

PNCR's 29; and the fledgling
AFC 13 per cent.
At the Ilast 2001 elections,
the PPP/C was returned to
power with-a majority of 35 of
the 65 seats in the National As-
sembly, based on 53 per cent of
the valid votes it secured. The
PNCR won 27 seats with 42 per
cent of the votes, while three
small parties shared the remain-
ing three seats.

There are some signifi-
cant firsts for this
fourth general elections since
the restoration of electoral
democracy in October 1992
that had brought an end to 28
unbroken years of rule by the
PNC that resulted from
highly .controversial elec-

These 'firsts' would include
the fact that in its 56-year his-
tory as Guyana's oldest party
the incumbent PPP is now con-
testing elections without any of
its candidates bearing the name
There is neither-a Cheddi
Jagan nor a Janet Jagan the
husband and wife co-founders
of the PPP. Or, for that matter
a Derek Jagan, Cheddi's late
brother who had completed the
usualtrio of Jagans for national
Cheddi Jagan died as:Presi-
dent of Guyana in March 1997
11 years after the passing of
President Forbes Burnham,
founder-leader of the
PNC. Janet Jagan had headed
the PPP/C's candidates list in
1997 when the party won its
biggest bloc of valid popular
.votes some 55 per cent.
Now, at 86 years, she
has chosen to stay
out as expected, from elec-
tions 2006, except perhaps
for a ceremonial "guest ap-
pearance" as the party's en-
during matriarch.
Yet.another first is that
the PNCR's candidates' list is
headed by Robert Corbin. A
former Minister of National
Mobilisation, he was elected
party leader on the death of
Burnhan's successor. Desmond
For the first time also.
President Jagdeo. who has
retained Prime Minister Samuel
blinds for this number
two post, is perceived to be
very much in control of the
PI''/C's electoral strategy with-
out the significant influences of
,i .igan or so-called "old guards"
of the party. His challenge is to
reinforce his leadership status
on the country for a second and
fIinall full ter as Head ol SHiae.
in accordance with a strange
ULI.S-syle constitutional re-


Of all the
.tions 2006
significant wou
puzzling profile
PNCR to corite
now carries t
name that was
Nomination D
gress Reform"


gress Reform (OG/PNCR)". It
is not going to be easy .trying to
ist-PNC rule. remember where the slash falls
between OG and PNCR.
/PNCR The new OG/PNCR pro-
"firsts" for elec- file came on the eve of Nomi-
the most nation Day when.things fell
Id be the new and apart.for the formation of a
e assumed by the promised."One Guyana Plat-
st as a party that form" that was being hatched
the pretty long for months in talks involving
madepublic on the PNCR and -ahan'dful
lay the "One of small but-recognised 'par-
e's National Con- liamentary parties.
(OG/PNCR) Among them were the once

For the March 20001 poll,
the PNC, then under the leader-
ship of ex-President Hoyte, had
teamed up with a group of civic
society and other elements
(prominent among them being
businessman Stanley Ming), to
contest as "PNC Reform".
Ming's absence from the now
OG/PNCR's list of candidates.
is among surprises for elections
For next month's battle to
regain government, the PNCR is
also faced with a new threat of
erosion to its traditional support
base. This comes from the AFC.
Its leadership structure is com-
prised of two ex-parliamnentar-
ians. Raphael Trotman and
Kheniraj Ramijattan. Last
year they had defected from the
PNCR and PPI/C respectively
amid their complaints and alle-
Sandwiched between the
PPP/C and the fledgling AF.
the PNCR's lc':1f, nias opted to
cxti'.i tile acronym of the party
beyond the acquired "reform"
attachment, to that of "One
. Guyana/People,'s Nationlil Con-

credible Working People's Alli-
ance (WPA) of the assassinated
Walter Rodney; a Guyana Ac-
tion Party (GAP)' and the Rise.'
Organise and Rebuild (ROAR)
The day prior to nomina-
tion of candidates, .the
PNCR's General Secretary,
Oscar Clarke, was speaking
optimistically about the
party's involvement in the
"One. Guyana Platform".
Surprisingly, the WPA was
at the same time disclosing its
boycott of the' elections and cx-
pressing,regret over the failure
to work out appropriate ar-
rangements for the intended
common platform against the
Some explanations on
what frustrated the original
"One Guyana Platform" idea
and what partio,
organisation ',hia individuals
really comprise the 'One
Guyana' component of the
OG/PNCR acronym may be
offered at today's scheduled
special pre-election congress
of the PNCR.
'., ,,, ;: t Z I',

Power battle in full

L stn 'firsts s a'Oe0patfrm pan alsapr

'. v; ; ..1*1 ..

MATRIARCH: Mrs Janet Jagan




I HAVE had to turn off my
phones since last Wednesday.
So if you have been trying
to get me and got instead,
"We're sorry, the number you
have dialled is not within the
serving area, or is it has been
~rmed off', don't curse GT&T
again. Blame -,; I turned it off.
And if you got no afiin','r
on the landlines you have for
me, stop panicking. I paid the
bills and GT&T didn't cut off
the service. It's just that I
turned those off too.
Believe me I had to do it.
I just couldn't take it any more.
Those calls were beginning to
send me over the edge.
No, it's not those phone sex
calls from females volunteering
all kinds of services. (This porn
video stuff is so much all over
the place that a lot of people
are getting a lot of funny ideas.)
But calls like those don't bother
me much; I can handle indecent
proposals (if you can call them
As I can handle crank calls;
and believe me in my job and
position, I get a lot of those. But
I can handle the cranks too.
It's the other calls that both-
ered me so much that I got des-
perate and had to resort io suco
drastic action (turning off the
phones) to maintain my sanity.
Can you imagine answering
!he phone almost every time it
rings and heiui'i, "How come
you not on the list? How cGi';M
other people on the list and you
not on?"
That's how it's been since
Wednesday when other people,
amid a lot of fanfare, presented
lists of people's names at City
Hall for the August 28 elections.
And as soon as the lists be-
came public, the calls began.
"So, why is your name not
there? What happen?"
I suppose my name is on
the voters list and I would be
concerned if it's not; but why
were so many people worried
about my name not being on
some other list?
Thank God, it's not on a
wanted list (like that other
I know it has been on a
blacklist (well-placed sources
said that not so long ago, it used
to be on the blacklist at the air-
port, but somehow, I was never
barred from leaving the country
- they probably thought I was
the other Khan!).
And according to usually
reliable sources, my name is also
on the wish list of many, many
people! (Yeah, right! Go on
And other usually very re-
liable sources said they heard
my name mentioned very, very
frequently in the hustle to com-
pile the lists they presented
amid such ceremony last
Wednesday at City Hall.
So, they persisted in those
calls that I have now blocked,
they were surprised at not see-

ing my name on any list.
How come, they nagged
me, old names and new names
appeared, and my name is not
I have a confession to make.
My name is precious to me.
My grandfather told me
that after 1 was born, he and
some othieri pondered long and
hard and came up with i i".ne
they thought would be suitable
for me throughout my life.
Others would have to judge
whether I have lived up to it,
but, believe me, I dearly feel that
I have worn it proud, in good
times and in bad times; in lean
times and in bountiful times; in
rough times and in smooth
My grandfather who came
up with the name he thought fit
for me, has been long gone, but
I am sure he smiles approvingly,
from wherever he is these days.
at how 1 have fared with that
I am sure there are many.

alive and well, and others dead am liLc.IJIIl '.' ih Ihi n.imne 'n
and not so well, who would not list bu'iie,, '
share my grandfather's smiling That', right I :im lu''N

approval at how 1 have managed
with my name.
Some I know shake their
head and smile at the mention
of the name; others suck their
teeth hard and grind their teeth
hard, and wish even harder that
they may never hear it again.
Ah, wel.
But for some of Uis, !he
name we have is about all we
have in this life and how well
we live with it, is what really
It was Shakespeare who
said: He who steals my purse
(it would be wallet these days)
steals thrash: but he that filches
from me my good name, steals
that which enriches him not, and
makes me poor indeed.
You know, that
Shakespeare had a really great
way of putting things in fancy
Anyways, you see where I

about he IInI, I get on
I Adinire people \wh,: ha%\
the c,'ur.age ainJ conmictiorn [.
stand up and he counted and
put their n.me,' i'.- ;. u,. : ,
supp,,rl It i.ike' gui, Iti d ,
stuil l, th:it in ucietie. like
our, and iI ,jN; lo I for u% a'
a counir% Ih.iai to Iann more
have come out this time around
to pltiL !heir names and faces
- where their convictions take
Me I wouldn't mind be-
ing on the invitation list for
dance parties people throw, or
for cocktail parties, or wed-
dings, or functions like those.
Those lists suit me just fine.
You know why? Such lists
are there to be gotten on all
year round, and every year. Year
in and year out, those lists
don't fade.
But those other lists that
caused so many other people to


so flood me with so many phone
calls that caused me turn off my
phones last week they come
around only every five years and
the fun (or whatever) is only for
a few weeks.
So, what's the fuss?
Let me stay with the year
in, year out lists.
Who knows what may be in
store for me and my name in
that direction? Whatever it is,

A nation


RACE relations might be at
its lowest in Trinidad and To-
bago these days and we're not
even in an election mode.
Listening to commentators
and callers on the plethora of
radio stations in the country,
there's constant talk about
"we" and "them" by mem-
bers of the two dominant eth-
nic groups in describing each
With no monitoring of the
talk shows by the Telecommu-
nications Authority of Trinidad
and Tobago ('T'A'T), commen-
tators, talk-show hosts aided
and abetted by some of their
gleeful listeners have become
more vile and crude in their lan-
guage in describing the other
ethnic group.
I'm all for freedom of the
media but that freedom as jour-
nalists are always reminded is
not absolute and there are cer-
tain fine lines that we should
not and must not cross.
Race relations in the coun-
try have been tottering on the
edge for several years although
the two major races, Indo and
Afro Trinidadians have largely
lived peacefully side by side.
The only time when there's
some real undercurrent is during
a general elections period when
the two groups traditionally
'thlow their support behind the
two major political parties that

:he edge

reflect their ethnicity.
The lone exception was in
1986 when the National Alli-
ance for Reconstruction (NAR).
an amalgamation of opposition
and various fringe parties was
formed and successfully beat
the People's National Move-
ment (PNM) which previously
ruled the country for 30 unbro-
ken years.
No one can really point to
the moment or the factors when
race relations began to deterio-
rate at the alarming stage that is
facing the country in the present
Afro-Trinidadians may
point to the 1995 victory of the
Basdeo Panday led government
when some of the ruling party's
zealous supporters began chant-
ing "It's we time now" when
the country got its first Indo
prime minister and what added
more suspicion is the firing of
some Afros who held prominent
chairmanship positions at key
state corporations.
Indo-Trinidadians, however,
may be quick to note that their
Afro brothers and sisters were
the ones kicking up the racial
dust in their own face because
for the first time, some equal-
ity was taking place in the
country and discrimination,
once hidden away, was being
brought into the open.
The ethnic division was

also reflected in the outcome of
the December 2001 general elec-
tions when the results emerged
as 18-18 an historic tie in the
electoral process of the country
and which resulted in a major
parliamentary crisis.
So in present day Trinidad
and Tobago, race tensions are
very much alive but neither of
the two political parties are
making any appeals to the
population at large to depart
from the treacherous road they
were travelling.
I've maintained that the
topic of race relations in
Trinidad and Tobago will hardly
be a major issue for either of the
two parties since I rather much
suspect that they deliberately
want to maintain a certain level
of tension between the two
races for their own selfish pur-
pose of getting into and remain-
ing in power. "
More fuel has now been
added to the raging racial fire
now consuming many of our
people when a high court sug-
gested that the government con-
sider renaming the highest
award, currently called the Trin-
ity Cross to one that was ac-
ceptable across the board by all
Shortly after, the Privy
Council ruled that the govern-
ment was being biased and dis-
criminatory in not awarding a li-

cence to the largest Hindu
organisation to have their radio
and television stations while
granting a prominent supporter
of the ruling party a licence to
operate a radio station although
his application was made some
time after the Hindu group had
already applied.
And now the continuing
controversy involving Chief Jus-
tice Satnarine Sharma has really
set the inferno of racial discon-
tent blazing.
Clearly, the racial battle lines
have been drawn; some may say
irreversibly so between the two
dominant races in the country. 1
hope not.
And while the politicians.
the judges, attorneys at law and
other top-ranking people in the
country tear at each other's
throat, no one is looking at the
sinister development taking
place at the level of the masses.
We have not yet reached the
stage of blood shedding and we
have to avoid that at all cost but
the multi-million dollar question
is how to harmonise the two
In 1993 Prime Minister
Patrick Manning conunissioned

my grandfather, I am sure,
would still be nodding his head
in hearty approval.
Can you keep a secret? Did
anyone of those who pestered
me with those phone calls last
week think about checking the
lists for that other name? You
know, I Ras Rief Khan? Hon-
orary Rasta?
Hush don't say a word.

a report from the UWI's Cen-
tre for Ethnic Studies on race
relations in the country.
The report, not surpris-
ingly found widespread com-
plaints and evidence of racial
Mcrimination in both the pub-
lic and private sectors in the
vt. recommendations made
in the report to i~t'ce the sus-
picion and tension between trn
two dominant races in the coun-
try have not been implemented.
Iwo yeaut ago, ,uaMUSC.-
man and media magnate Ken
Gordon and other prominent
individuals in the private sphere
launched the Principles of Fair-
ness which was signed by most
major organizations in the coun-
One of the main points in
the Principles of Fairness is
the recognition that the prob-
lem of racial discrimination
does exist in both the private
and public sectors and calls for
"certain fundamental prin-
ciples of fairness" to arrest
this degeneration of race rela-
tions in the society.
Sadly, the Principles of
Fairness seem to have faded
into oblivion while the people
behind it have gone silent de-
spite the high level of ethnic
tension in the country.
Instead of moving together
as one people, one nation,
Trinidad and Tobago has actu-
ally receded in the area of man-
aging race relations.
Yes, all the ethnic groups
go to the doubles vendors and
roti shop and jump up in fetes
but that can't be mistaken as
racial harmony as some people
like to make it out to be.
For the tension between
the races to be reduced, the
first thing is to acknowledge
that it exists.

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THERE has been significant
progress in the construction
of the Diamond Diagnostic
and Treatment Centre, East
Bank Demerara, the Govern-
mentt liiform;it*,: Agvlcy
(GINA) reported yesterday.
The assessment came dur-
ing a visit by Health Minister,
Dr. Leslie Ramsammny, who the
agency reported, said he was
pleased at the pace of construc-
This was although the con-
tractor reported that there is a
shortage of construction mate-
rials which is affecting some
parts of the building process,
the agency said.
While touring the Doctor's
Quarters, the minister explained
that the facility is being buili to
accommodate 27 Cuban medical
professionals who are expected
to be based at the hospital.
Ramsamnmy said the centre
will offer a number of services
to members of the public includ-
ing X-Rays and an out-patient
department. He said the equip-
ment for the centre has already
been shipped from Cuba and

should arrive in Guivana soon.
"We are not waiting for the
centre to be completed then to
send for the equipment. They
are already on their way and
will be placed in the centre as
soon as it is completed,"
Ramsammy noted.
The minister said too that
the Cuban medical profession-
als will also be in the country
before the centre is completed.
It is anticipated that services
will commence in September.
Diagnostic and treatment
centres are being built at
Mahaicony, Last Coast
Demerara, Leonora, West Coast
Demcrara and Suddic in Region
Two. Twenty-seven Cuban doc-
tors will be assigned to all the
On July 14, President
Bharrat Jagdeo visited the
construction site and ex-
pressed satisfaction at the
pace of the work. The Presi-
dent was also updated on the
progress of similar construc-
tion and rehabilitation works
at healthcare facilities coun-
trywide, GINA said.

murder suspect

THE suspect in the Friday
evening murder of a man ai
Hopetown village, West Coast
Berbice was still at large up
to late yesterday.
Official sources said Police
know his identity and were vig-
orously searching for him with
a view to taking him into cus-
tody for questioning.
They said Police are look-
ing for a 38-year old nian of
Hopetown for questioning into
the death of Waine Sooklall, of
112 Barker Street, Ilopetown.
He was killed in the vicin-
ity of the Coinunity Centre
around 17:15 h on Friday.

Sooklall, a father of three
and a handy;'an, in Hoptnwn
and neighboring villages, died
after receiving a single cutlass
wound across the neck during
an altercation with another man
in the village.
Sources said the fatal
wound was inflicted on him
when he and the suspect report-
edly both armed with cutlasses
faced off during an argument
about who was badderr".
Having dealt the deadly
blow his attacker fled into
nearby bushes and had man-
aged to clude capture up to
late yesterday.

SITE CHECK: Health Minister, Dr.
courtesy GINA)

0 e 0. rgaise

11maeVLa-Differenc Camps

THE Blairmont estate of the
Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) has organised
free day camps next month
for youths in Region Five
The '1 make a Difference
Camps' will be held at the Com-
munity Centre at Blairmont,

West Bank Berbice. and will be
run by Partners of Mercy, an
arm of the Community Centre,
with assistance from members
of the United States Peace
Corps. local teachers and com-
munity leaders in Region Five.
Mr. Andrew Harricharran,
Industrial Welfare and Commu-

Man ho dead

THE man shot dead in the Georgetown compound of the
National Communications Network (NCN) Friday after-
noon has been identified as Michae! juniorr Mason, 25, of
Lot 31 Public Road, Agricola, East Bank Demerara.
The identification came in a Police press release yesterday.
Police said that at about 15:30 hI Friday. they were manning
a roadblock opposite the Botanical Gardens on Sheriff Street when
they observed a taxi stop suddenly and two men leaving it.
Police said the men began running as ranks approached the
car and when on Homestretch Avenue, one of them joined a
motorcar and escaped while the other ran into the compound
of NCN and hid in a vacant lot aback of it.
According to the press release. .s the ranks s'Iurounded the
area in which the man hid, there was an exchange of gunfire.
during which Mason was fatally shot.
One .38 revolver containing two live rounds of matching
ammunmnition and two spent shells were recovered at the scene.
Police said the driver of the motorcar and two other occu-
pants are in custody.
Investigations are continuing.

nity Development Officer, said
GUYSUCO will host seven and
10-year old campers August 7-
11 and 11 to 15-year olds from
August 14 to 18.
Activities will iicliude
sports arts and craft, talent
shows and educational work-
shops which will discuss top-
ics suich ealtlly interper-
sonal relationships, goal setting,
decision making and many other
subjects relevant to the informa-
tional needs of the youngsters.
Harricharran said attendance
is free with lunch and aftPuron
snacks in the package but camp-
eis will be required to get to the
Ithaca car park at Rosignol, at

their own expense, and from
there GUYSUCO will provide
free transportation to Blairmont
before and after camp each day.
With health and safety of
campers as a priority, responsible
aduts will supervise campers and
the Blairmont Estate Primary
Health Care Centre will be avail-
able for the duration to provide any
form of medical care necessary.
The organizers were ac-
cepting applications from in-
terested parents guard-
ians 'ip to Friday last and have
also indicated that they can be
contacted directly at the
venue of the camp for further



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ately by GECOM, "possibly with the assistance from mem-
bers of the international/donor community and civil society."
"The international/donor community and civil society must
impress upon the contesting political parties that a compro-
mise must be sought." the EAB recommended.
The bureau said it hopes that the fortnightly EVER re-
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Another NDC

honours top

SSEE Derformers

THE Mahaicony/Abary Neighbourhood Democratic Coun-
cil was another Region Five NDC which formally
recognized the performance of top achievers at the recent
Secondary School Entrance Examinations (SSEE) during
last week.
Councillors gave cash gifts and trophies to the top perform-
ers in each of the six primary schools within the NDC during a
simple ceremony at the Local Govern tient Office at Dundee,
Ma~uhicony Wednesday last.
The cash awards were provided by the council while tro-
phies handed over were donated by businesspeople within the
Those who received prizes and congratulations were Oma
Ramnarace, Tristan Charran and Jonathan Singh of Novar Pri-
mary, who gained 556, 555 and 551 marks respectively; Jonique
Crawford of Calcutta Primary
(521 marks), Tristan Sreeman of Augsburg Primary (499
marks), Anita Persaudof Karamat Primary (489 marks), Kasima
Singh of Esau and Jacob Primary (472 marks) and Muneshwar
Neelkant of Champagne Pnmarx (391 marks).
Siaff of the NDC said the councillors gave Novar Primary
school three prizes instead of one because of the excellent per-
formance of pupils at that school.
Of the three Novar pupils who received awards, Oma
Ramnarace was among the top 15 performers at the na-
tional level. Tristan Charran among the top 20 and
Jonathan Singh among the top 100.

'Anti-porno' fight tests

Muslim tolerance in Indonesia

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia
Security Correspondent

JAKARTA, (Reuters) A
battle brewing over a draft
anti-smut law has laid bare
deep divisions within Indone-
sia and, say critics, threatens
its traditionally tolerant ap,
proach to Il!m.i
With parliament back in
session from August 18, the
world's biggest Muslim nation
faces what could prove a defin-
ing moment. Pressured by grow-
ing demands from Muslim ac-
tivists, lawmakers are expected
to hammer out the legislation in
the coming months.
Just what kind of bill
emerges and how much lib-
eral Muslims, secular national-
ists, and non-Muslim minorities
water it down beforehand re-
mains to be seen.
Already, proposed changes
would remove kissing in public
from its catalogue of proscribed
acts. Other revisions exempt art
and cultural activities from cen-
sorship, and reduce the chance
of vigilante enforcement by
Muslim hardliners.

Supporters say tough mea-
sures are necessary to protect
the public from corrupting
Western influence. Although
barred by law, explicit material
is available with relative ease in
Indonesia, and television
program!pes regularly feature
bared Jesh and sexual innuendo.
Indonesia's population of
220 million is roughly 85 per
cent Muslim.
"We need to protect our
young generation from moral
degradation," said Tifatul
Sembiring, chairman of the fast-
rising Islamist party, PKS.
"There has not been an anti-
pornography bill in Indonesia,
while (such laws) exist in a
western liberal country like
Many mainstream politi-
cians, including President Susilo
Bambang Yudhoyono, have yet
to take a stand, apparently for
fear of alienating influential re-
ligious forces, including mem-
bers of the governing coalition.
Some are no doubt also
wary of hardline Muslim gangs,
who have taken to smashing up
nightclubs, bars and discos.

Recent targets include of-
fices of the Indonesian edition
of Plavhov The magazine is

tame by local standards but the
name conjures up powerful im-
ages of WE;iern excess.

Opponents see the "Anti-
Pornography and Porno-acts"
law as a stalking horse for de-
mands for austere Saudi-style
Islamic law, which they say is
at odds with Indonesian values.
"There is now a growing
tendency for conforming Islam,
and identifying it, with the Ar-
abs," said Lily Zakiyah Munir,
a Muslim intellectual and gradu-
ate of a traditional Islamic
boarding school.
In general, Islam in Indone-
sia is "immersed in local culture
and local custom", with a wide
tolerance for dissent, said
Munir, who says the proposed
bill dangerously distorts her
"Now things seem to be
changing. More and more
people ... have reduced religion
to what is visible rather than
internalising the values and

teachings of the religion."
In recent years, Indonesia
has seen rising n2n-linritv nf

modest dress for women and
men, increased use of Arabic
honorifics and phrases, and na-
tional efforts to regulate citi-
zens' behaviour.
For example, a proposed
new criminal code would impose
harsh penalties on unmarried
couples living together and other
private acts deemed to violate so-
cial and religious norms.
Seizing on the
decentralisation that accompa-
nied the fall of the authoritarian
Suharto government in 1998,
some locales have passed restric-
tive laws designed to further
public morality.
One such ordinance requires
shopkeepers to close their busi-
nesses during Muslim prayer-
times. Another bylaw gives po-
lice the power to detain women
for prostitution based on sub-
jective judgments about their
It was widely ridiculed af-
ter the arrest of a school-
teacher waiting innocently
on the street for her husband.

By Laura Zuckerman

SALMON, Idaho, (Reuters) -
In a state where pine and fir
outnumber residents, the loss
of several privately owned
spruces should hardly excite
attention, let alone spark a
crusade emblematic of a new
trend to protect trees on pri-
vate land.
But in the ski community of
Ketchum, Idaho, a seasonal
home for the rich and famous
and the last resting place of
writer Ernest Hemingway, a
developer's plan to cut down
three towering conifers on his
property spurred the city to is-
sue an emergency order last
month outlawing the felling of
mature trees.
Resident Lara Babalis
wanted additional assurances.
She spent days collecting signa-
tures on a petition to save the
spruces and engaged in an ex-
tended vigil beneath the trees in
the hours before the cutting ban

was to go into effect.
When Babalis interrupted
her trespassing vigil to walk her
dogs, a construction worker de-
livered a deathblow to the 80-
year-old evergreens. "A guy
with a chainsaw showed up the
minute I took a break. By the
time I came back, they were dy-
ing," she said.
Just two weeks before, the
neighboring town of Hailey
called a halt to the injury or de-
struction of large trees after a
property owner in the business
district chopped down five of
his century-old evergreens.
These resort towns are the
latest among a growing number
of communities from Idaho to
California seeking to protect
their dwindling natural canopies
by placing restrictions on the
cutting of trees on private land.
The policies which do
not apply to timber harvesting
on private tree farms or federal
lands are being imposed amid
debates over future growth in

exclusive enclaves such as
Ketchum and Hailey, which are
hemmed in by public lands and
where developers seek to fill en-
tire lots with structures.

Tree devotees applaud the
measures but property rights
proponents say towns are go-
ing too far.
"Since when do the rights
of trees take precedence over
the rights of people?" said
Elbie Bellon, owner of a tyre
and auto store in Hailey. "I'm
a tree-hugger. I've planted hun-
dreds in my lifetime, but I
think it's totally ridiculous that
someone can come along and
tell you not to cut a tree
Sprawl, old age and lean lo-
cal budgets are behind a steady
loss in the number of mature
trees in many U.S. cities, ac-
cording to American Forests, a
non-profit conservation group

based in Washington D.C.
A study conducted by the
group showed urban areas had
21 per cent less tree cover in
2003 compared to a decade be-
Trees save cities millions
each year by improving air qual-
ity, lowering energy use and re-
ducing storm water runoff.
Deborah Gangloff, executive di-
rector of American Forests,
cites research that suggests trees
raise worker productivity, aid
healing and boost spending by
Worshiped by ancient reli-
gions and praised by poets,
trees were rooted in the Ameri-
can consciousness even before
John Chapman sprinkled apple
seeds across the nation's then
frontier in the early 19th cen-
"Trees invoke a tremendous
amount of passion in individu-
als and in communities," said
Dan Lambe. vice president of
programmes for the National

Arbor Day Foundation.

That passion played out in
public in San Francisco after a
property owner in October cut
down the first of several trees
last year favoured by a wild -
and now celebrated flock of
parrots. City officials re-
sponded to the ensuing outcry
by approving a programme in
January that protects trees des-
ignated as landmarks.
Since then, the city's forestry
council has outlined goals to up-
grade an urban forest whose ori-
gins date back to the late 19th and
early 20th centuries when a nearly
treeless landscape was planted.
In the lakefront community
of Kirkland. Washington, offi-
cials have cut from five to two
the number of healthy trees resi-
dents are allowed to fell on their
property. Violators face a fine of
up to $1,000 a tree and bear the
cost of its replacement.

David Stephenson, manager
of the Idaho Community For-
estry Program, is among those
who hope such steps will reju-
venate the spirit of planting that
infused Western towns a century
ago and provided the framework
for their forests today. He wor-
ries that the decline of commu-
nities' canopies is linked to an
underlying cultural shift.
"People once moved to cit-
ies from rural areas and they
wanted to bring with them that
rural character, which trees rep-
resented," he said. "Now we
have generations born and raised
in cities and we are in danger of
losing that contact with nature."
Back in Ketchum, where
tree cover has declined by an es-
timated 40 per cent since 1993,
residents are still seething over
the developer's destruction of
the three spruces.
"The community is out-
raged with that type of
behaviour," said City Man-
ager Ron LeBlanc.

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M Another significant group
t @ represented on the lists of
Candidates is youth. Not only is
Mn II1" Ithe Presidential Candidate
youthful, but a significant

THE maiim;ith presence
hy the PPP/C an iho
streets of Georgetown on
Nomination Day has left
the Opposition and
detractors in a state of
,shock. So much so, they
have scrambled to

fabricate reasons for this
large turnout.
The Stabroek News sought
to belittle the overwhelming
support for the governing
alliance by falsely claiming that
persons were paid. And the
PNCR was quick to spread
'various rumours as the reasons
.why the PPP/C was able to
attract thousands for its
Nomination Day parade.
Some who participated
were so angry that they
turned up at Freedom
House to protest the
Opposition media's
malicious attacks on them
because of their political
SOne can understand the
shock of the Opposition.

Initially some 30 parties said
hey will contesL th elections.
And before th race started 20
dropped out including the vCr'y
vocal Rupert Roopnaraine of the
WPA, Joey Jagan of the Unity
Party, and Ramsaroop of the
Vision Guyana Group. I do
hope that since they could
not put up, they will now
shut up!
But the shock is not
only as a result of the
massive crowd. The PPP/
!Max it up' to
quote Desra by the
quality of its lists of
candidates. The slate
for: the national,
geographic and
Regional Democratic
Councils not only
meet Constitutional
requirements but
clearly illustrates the
S party's reach, and
A efforts to truly
represent every group
and attracting the best and
brightest Guyanese.
Women are represented on
all the lists and in some regions
they are equal with their male
A very striking aspect of
the 2006 nomination lists is the
number of professionals named.
This exceeds previous Elections.
Additionally, many of the
politicians are trained
professionals. This list clearly
demonstrates the PPP/C's desire
to be inclusive and to involve all
sectors of the Guyanese
population in the exciting
development process triggered
by the PPP/C Government. On
the lists include workers,
farmers, doctors, lawyers,



administrators, politicians,
erLigious m ainistes,_ Public
Servants, educators, IT
entrepreneurs, geologists,
journalists aild :!!!n from the
civic sector of society.
A glance at the other lists
shows that there not so many
skilled, educated and
professional Guyanese. Some of
the country's best and brightest
brains are on the PPP/C lists.

number of the candidates fall
within the youth age group. The
PPP/C lists, again, unlike the
othfclsT, l Clut canl tciagilng
mix of youthful and experienced
One of the greatest
sirclgths of the PPP/C has
been its corisit-n t
position on national unity.
The lists are truly
representative of the
ethnic make-up of the
country. Once more, no

other Party has this multi-
ethnic composition on its
lists of candidates.
Many of the other Parties
have persons who do not either
reside or work in Guyana,
including the main opposition
party. This reflects a failure to

attr jJca UIacoIIo V l.U ',H i
Guyana. On the PPP/C slate, all
candidates on the lists are
citizens who actually live and
serve the country not only at
Elections time. Perhaps, it is the
PNCR leadership's behaviour
such as the storming of City Hall
gate to present its lists that is
keeping committed, bright and
decent Guyanese from joining or

supp6rtirig oppositidd' parties.!
Judging from the
presentation of lists of
candidates, Guyanese know
that their choices are very
limited. The other lists are
mainly the same old faces
(PNCR); family and friends

\rI, al), a llu vLUje1 aL tOib ani
just simply 'unknowns.'
Without a doubt, the
PPP/C is making it up
and would be difficult
for the other parties to
catch up. Everyone is
-~tk;2g forward to a
fair, peaceful and
certainly exciting
campaign period.

After Hollywood and Bollywood,

Kenya has Riverwood'

By Arjun Kohli hugely popular across east
Africa. despite pedestrian
NAIROBI, (Reuters) The scripts and often wooden acting.
black sports car manoeuvres 'Nollywood soap operas are
through the shoppers. shown on satellite television in
thronging Nairobi's River 'Kenya as well as on local
Road and stops. "Ringtone", channels, which favour foreign
a Kenyan gospel singer, steps .programmes.
out and heads into Ndutl One Movie lovers in the former
Stop Shop to check on sales British colony can also watch
of his latest music videO, the latest releases from
"He's sold more than Hollywood in cinemas
10,000 videos in the last five Changing these tastes is a
months. People like watching priority for Kenyan film
songs of prayer," says shop makers
worker Vera Washira. sticking "It's about time we saw
labels and price tags onto stacks things that are lamihar to us and
of CDs and cheap digital videos I the world we live in day-to-
known as VCDs day." says actress Lucy Nyaga.
This bustling street in TAKING FILMSTO
Kenya's capital is at the heart' THE PEOPLE
of a flourishing low-budget' The successs of gospel
video market, nicknamed! music videos which have no
Riverwood in a nod to the story linebut show itars singing
movie-making heartlands of, outside their homes or m quiet
Bombay and Los Angeles, gardens has helped foster a
It's a market Kenya's laste for home-grown videos.
fledgling film industry wants to which nonetheless must
conquer. Film makers in the compete for buyers with
predominantly Christian offenngs from Nollywood as
country see the success of' weH as cheap pirated versions
home-grown gospel music' of Hollywood films.
videos, by singers like. Film' and music videos arc
"'Rmgtone", as one reason for sold on streets, in markets and
optimism. ; I in retail stores for just 250
Local film maker have also shillings ($3.40) each -
been inspired by the 'success of meaning returns can be very low
Nigeria's film industry, known for film makers.
as Nollywood. River Road is at the heart of
Nollywood, whidh the distribution network.
produces low-budget films. look' "I come and buy discs here
off after cash-strapped Nigerian and then sell them at my slall
producers, priced off the big, in Mak\eini district.' said
screen, turned to thp made for Pauline Muthoko after
video market. purchasing 200 discs at Nduti
Now, Nollywood films are One Stop Shop.

Those working in the
industry say it is essential to
harness this hunger for videos to
promote home-made movies.
"I want to make six films by
the end of the year. If I can
penetrate this (home-grown)
market. I'm there." says Alison
Nguibuini, a producer who
worked on the 2005 film, "The
Constant Gardener", parts of
which were filmed in Kenya.
Until now, Nguibuini's main
job has been to facilitate foreign
crews working m Kenya. "It is
through Riverwood that the local
stars will emerge. How else to
make Kenyan stars except by
akong films to the people?"
Across Africa, the advent of
digital technology has made it
easier for film makers to produce
movies digital cameras are
cheaper and the film can be stored
on computer hard drives, edited
and distributed for a fraction of
the costs involved with
traditional 35 mm prnts.
But film makers are still
hamstrung by a lack of
investment as well as small
audiences in countries where
most people will never be able
to afford a cinema ticket and
many do not own televisions.
Kenyan TV channels have
few funds or incentives to
support the local film industry
since they can buy foreign-made
programmes for less. There are
albo 'ew film grants
"The minisiry recently
discussed a 60 per cent quota
for local programming. They
said they wanted this in one

year. No one in the world can
do that. The industry has to
grow into it." says Charlie
Simpson. owner of Kenya's
largest private film studio in
Nollywood generated some
$200 million since 1992,
according to the Nigerian
Copyright Commission.
Kenyan producers say
they too can make a significant
contribution to the economy,
and there are some prominent
international figures committed
to developing stories told and
produced by Kenyans and
other east Africans.
Indian director Mira Nair
has created the "Maisha
Laboratory", which helps east
African screenwriters and
directors develop scripts.
Authorities have also made it
easier for foreigners to shoot in
Kenya by creating a film
commission and a favourable tax
smictue under which production
companies can operate.
If the home-grown film
making industry is still in its
infancy, it does have one
advantage Kenya itself.
The country has long been
a favoured location for foreign
directors. The 60 or so foreign
films made here include classics
like "Out of Africa" and "Born
"I don't know any
director who hasn't wanted
to come back," said Jenny
Pont, a producer who has
worked with many of the
foreign flm crews. "There's
a certain magic here."

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fect storm extending right
across the Horn of Africa.
The 15-year war of all
against all in Somalia is threat-
-eitiir--T-tiIorph into an inter-
national war bringing chaos and
disaster to the rest of the region.
and the al-Qaida-obsessed
securocrats in Washington are
the ones to blame.
The Somalis have nobody
to blame but themselves for
their basic plight. Although So-
malia has only one ethnic group,
one language and one religion,
its people are deeply divided by
clan, and when long-ruling dic-
tator Mohamed Siad Barre was
overthrown in 1991, the clan
leaders were unable to unite and
form a new government. Instead,
the country fell into civil war
and anarchy.
A U.S.-led military interven-
tion in 1992 tried to restore or-
der, but after 18 American sol-
diers and 1,000 Somalis were
killed in a single day (the "Black
Hawk Down" episode), U.S.
forces pulled out.
By 1995 all the other
United Nations troops had fol-
lowed, and Somalia was aban-
doned to its fate as a real-life
version of the Mad Max films:
no government, no police, no
schools, no law, just the trigger-
happy troops of rival warlords
roaring around in "technicals"
mounted with machine-guns or
anti-aircraft cannon, stealing and
killing to their heart's content.
But U.S. interest in Soma-
lia reignited after the terrorist
attacks of 2001, because as a
Muslim country without a gov-

ernment it seemed a potential
haven for Islamist terrorists. At
first American policy concen-
trated on recreating a national
government, and by 2004 a tran-
i io mnl itgiin Ytedb -e sd the
United Nations and the African

Union and led by one of the
warlords, Abdulahi Yusuf, was
installed in the town of Baidoa.
But he was not in the capi-
tal, Mogadishu, because the
three warlords who ruled that
city rejected his authority. So
did most other Somalis.
Meanwhile, a different kind
of authority was emerging in
Mogadishu: the Islamic courts.
It was an attempt, paid for by
local businessmen, to restore or-
der by using religious law to
settle disputes and punish
Each clan's court has juris-
diction only over its own clan
members, but it was a start on

rebuilding a law-abiding society,
and in 2004 they all joined to
form the Union of Islamic
Unfortunately. the mere use
ofllhi word "Islamic" spooked
the U.S. government.
As usual, Washington's re-
sponse was mainly military. It
decided that the Union of Is-
lamic Courts was a threat, and
in February CIA planes deliv-
ered large amounts of money and
guns to the three warlords who
dominated Mogadishu. They
named themselves the Alliance
for the Restoration of Peace and
Counter-Terrorism, and started
trying to suppress the UIC.

Rarely has any CIA plot
backfired so comprehensively.
Volunteers flooded in from all
over southern Somalia to resist
the warlords' attack on the only
institution that showed any
promise of restoring law and or-
der in the country. By early
June the last of the warlords
had been driven out of
Mogadishu, which is now en-
tirely in the hands of the UIC,
and for the first time in 15 years
ordinary citizens are safe from
robbery, rape and murder.
It is by no means clear that
the UIC must fall into the hands
of Islamist radicals who will
turn Somalia into a safe haven
for anti-American terrorists.
Left to their own devices, the
moderate majority of Somalis
can probably ensure that what
finally emerges is a moderate Is-
lamic government with strong
popular support.

But Washington panicked,
and last week it let Ethiopia
send troops in to protect the
isolated "Interim Government"
in Baidoa. That probably means
renewesd-ewar. landiacross -bor-
ders this lime.
Ethiopia has five limes as
many people as Somalia and has
already fought two border wars
with it, in 1964 and 1977. (So-
malia claims most of Ethiopia's
Ogaden region, where the people
are mostly Muslim and ethni-
cally Somali.)
But now it's more complex:
Ethiopia is a largely Christian
country with big and restive
Muslim minorities, and Presi-
dent Meles Zenawi is terrified
that militant Islamists in power
in Somalia might help those mi-
norities to rebel, but this would
not be happening without
Washington's consent. It is ex-
actly the wrong response.
On June 10 Abdulahi
Yusuf's unelected "parliament"
in Baidoa voted to seek foreign
troops, on June 20 the first
Ethiopian troops were spotted
in Baidoa and on the same
day Sheikh Mukhtar Robow,
the UIC's deputy head of secu-
rity, declared: "God willing, we
will remove the Ethiopians in
our country and wage a jihad
against them."
Just when Somalia was
about to escape from its long
nightmare, a new and worse one
has appeared: the prospect of a
war that would consume the en-
tire Horn of Africa (for Eritrea,
teetering on the brink of another
war with Ethiopia itself, is al-
ready sending aid to the UIC).

The entire Hlorn of Africa could
spend the next five years going
through a catastrophe similar to
what the Great Lakes region of
Africa suffered in the later
-1990s.- -. --
Sometimes you really
wish that the State Depart-

By Jasmin Garraway

THE convention establishing
the Sustainable Tourism
Zone of the Greater Carib-
bean (STZC) was signed by
the Heads of State and/ or
Government of the Associa-
tion of Carib-
bean States on
2001. Caril
The con-
vention pro-
poses to contribute to the
achievement of sustainability in
the tourist destinations and to
determine Tourism Indicators,
which would bring about
changes leading to the attain-
ment of sustainability in this
More specifically, Article 3
of the Convention states that
tourism constitutes the main
economic activity for most
countries of the region referred
to as the Greater Caribbean. and
that it represents in itself, a sig-

meant, rather than the Pen-
tagon and the White
House, ran American for-
eign policy.
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries)

nificant factor in foreign ex-
change earnings, economic and
social development.
All parties agreed to "en-
courage the realization of strat-
egies and specific plans of ac-
tion toward facilitating the de-
velopment of tourist products;

_- The Greater

bbean This Week

an increase in the added value of
the Caribbean tourist product
and greater demand for the re-
The Sustainable Tourism
Zone (STZ) is to the author's
knowledge a unique initia-
tive which will position the
Greater Caribbean as the
only such zone in the world.
The STZ will also provide
new and challenging oppor-
tunities for its members to
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Birth order and personality development

(Continued from last week) too high a value. The only child
experiences more sexual guilt.
SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT Younger siblings are more
SEX roles are much influ- likely to suffer impotence be-
enced by parental values and cause of failure to assert them-
practices. selves. -Firs born women are
Boys are encouraged to be- least likely to be virgins at mar-
come physical, aggressive, and riage. General patterns of rela-
find ways of earning a living. tionship with siblings signifi-
Girls are expected to have a ca- cantly help in later sexual devel-
reer but-to know how to cook, opment.
decorate a house, and raise a
family. MARRIAGE
In western societies women Persons are more likely to
are allowed to deviate from the be mutually attracted if they
traditional roles. In sexual en- share common traits. There is
counters men are supposed to a psychological need that is met
be more aggressive than the by the common traits of each
women. other. Oldest brothers of broth-
A boy reared only with girls ers tend to choose youngest sis-
may develop extremes; he may ters and youngest brothers of
feel the need to be assertive or brothers tend to choose oldest
grow up to be weak and non as- sisters.
sertive. The theory is that they
A girl reared with male sib- learn roles in relation to the age
lings may go through life feel- and sex of siblings and may
ing insecure and helpless. wish in marriage to continue the
The only male child tends roles that correspond to those
to be masculine, even if he is of childhood. For example,
close to the mother. An adoles- younger sisters are more likely
cent boy with one sister is likely to marry men with older broth-
to be more masculine, and a boy ers, while women with younger
with one brother is likely to be brothers are more likely to
more feminine, marry men with older sisters.
in families of two girls, both Only children marry young and
sisters become relatively femi- are likely to have stable mar-
nine with considerable interest riages.
in domestic occupations. Girls
with older sisters tend to have Successful marriage com-
the highest degree of conformity binations are:
to the feminine pattern, a. husband with
In families larger than two younger sisters) and wife with
the later born boys tend to dis- older brothers
-play more masculine tendencies, b. husband with older
but unable to compare with sisters) and wife with younger
achievement-oriented older brother
brother or sister. c. husband youngest
In sexual development, married to wife who is oldest
physiological predisposition
notwithstanding, gender iden- Least successful combina-
tity is crucial in homosexual ten- tions:
dencies. Male homosexuals a. husband with older
tend to identify more with and younger sisters married to
mothers, while lesbians dislike a woman with older
their sex roles. biother(s)
The only child in smaller b. husband with older
families tends to have a prepon- sisters) married to a wife with
derance of homosexual. First older and younger brothers)
born anxiety about achievement c. both husband and
may contribute to sexual failure wife oldest
because performance is given d. both husband and

wife youngest

Males as only children
cling to a marriage, while the
youngest male is more likely
to seek a divorce. The oldest
male is less likely to seek a
divorce, while the woman is
second only to the youngest
in the incidence of divorce.

Achievement in the birth
positions is influenced by such
factors as the opportunities for
growth, the individual's gender,
gender of sibling, motivational
drives, and parental values and
pressure. It must be parentheti-

1 --%
cally stated that the innate abil-
ity in the birth order seems ap-
proximately the same.
Generally genetic make up
is about evenly distributed.
The same biological parents, the
home environment and value of
achievement would account for
degrees of equality. The other
factors as motivation would
then account for differences.
The first born men achieve
more than any other group.
They are superior in school
work and they dominate college
and university rolls. Parental
pressure to achieve is greater for
first born.
Social attitudes, up to the
recent past, have prevented
women from achieving. Women
more often than not are placed
in subservient roles. Mother-
hood and time for mothering of-
ten interrupts the career climb.
Much of a woman's accom-
plishments are in later life. A

woman as an only child is of-
ten unsatisfied with her role as
With the Women's Move-
ment in the 1970s and the gen-
der consciousness this is rapidly
First born women achieve
more than later born. First born
perceive their parental approval
as being attached to perfor-
mance. This is carried over to
adult life. In the second born
gender is important. Self-es-
teem is high if the second born
is the only one of his sex in the
family. The accomplishments
of the older brother or sister in-
fluence the later born. How
they are allowed to compete in
childhood will carry over to
later life.
In a small family the young-
est may enjoy assets similar to
a first born. In a lower class
family the pressure on the
youngest to achieve is greater
than in an upper class.

Birth positions and the re-
sulting personality development
can be passed on to children
and grandchildren. This is called
pyramid effect First born chil-
dren are often not planned and
men are less likely than women
to accept responsibilities of
parenthood, the youngest male
only being the least responsible.
The oldest children show
the greatest desire for parent-
hood. They may have been in-
fluenced by their own roles,
even power, of parent surro-
gates in their own childhood.
The middle-born are less likely
than the first to consider parent-
hood. When the younger grows
into competition with the older,
parenthood is often the
playfield; comparing notes
about children and families.
The only child shows low
interest in parenting, but acts re-
sponsibly once the baby ap-
pears. They often complain of
the noise and confusion. Child-
rearing is done with great anxi-

ety. Fathers of "onlies" act
with greater care to daughters
and less to sons. Discipline for
them is not always consistent
and firm.

fewer positive social responses
than those born closer. The sug-
gested reason is that such sib-
lings are more protected by par-
ents and older siblings. The



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view and pursue Sustainable
Tourism Development from a
different perspective and
through the use of
Sustainability Indicators.
The UN World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO) de-
scribes the indicators as "mea-
sures of existence or severity of
current issues, signals of risk
and potential need for action,
and means to identify and mea-
sure the results of our actions".
Indicators pinpoint the key is-
sues, which tourism planners
and managers must regard.
Over time, the ACS has
launched a series of initiatives
aimed at developing specific cri-
teria for proposed destinations
entering the zone at building ca-
pacity in member states. These
have been supported by the
Government of Mexico, the Do-
minican Republic and the For-
eign Commonwealth Office -
Global Opportunities Fund
through the British High Com-
Member states have been
asked to identify and propose

tourist destinations to be in-
cluded in the zone. Several
guidelines have been developed
to assist governments in the ini-
tial process of selecting a tour-
ism destination for inclusion in
the STZ.
To facilitate monitoring
management and data collection,
applicant tourism destinations
should not be a widely spread
out area. This process would be
easier if the applicant destina-
tion boundaries are similar to or
the same as one or more areas
with specific jurisdictions such
as counties, parishes or other
government defined areas.
Ideally, the destination must
be easily defined and should
have a range of tourist facilities
and products including a variety
of accommodation and tourist
Five pilot destinations se-
lected for inclusion in the STZ
in the Dominican Republic,
Domninica, Jamaica, Mexico and
Panama benefited from
sustainability assessments and
gap analyses. A list of reconm-
mendations to address the gaps
identified and an action plan was

prepared for consideration of
tourism officials.
La Romana Bayahibe in the
Dominican Republic was re-
cently used as a test site for the
first ACS Workshop on using
the Tourism Sustainability In-
dex, a quantification system de-
veloped to capture the level of
sustainability across all dimen-
sions in a single number.
These initiatives have
served to create a greater level
of awareness amongst member
states and enhance the visibility
of the zone within the Greater
Caribbean and beyond.
The results of the pilot
cases will serve to inform fu-
ture initiatives and act as a
catalyst for resource mobili-
zation efforts aimed at fully
establishing the Sustainable
Tourism Zone of the Carib-
(Ms. Jasmin Garraway is
the Sustainable Tourism Direc-
tor of the Association of Car-
ibbean States. The opinions ex-
pressed are not necessarily the
official views of the ACS. Com-
ments and reactions can be sent
to mail@acs-aec.org)

The oldest children become
the sterner disciplinarians. For
men it may be a power struggle
than servitude. Second born are
more relaxed and tolerant. The
male will stress more masculine
pursuit and be more attentive to
The later middle born
struggle for identity and power,
have fewer children, and better
adjustment as parents. There
are numerous combinations of
'birth order, marriage, and

Here are a few with their
a) Only child mother and
only child father: mother is more
active, father shies away from
b) Only child mother and
oldest child father; discipline
may become major
responsibility of the father.
c) Oldest child mother
and youngest child father; the
father may shy away from
d) Second child mother
and second child father: this will
depend much on the
parental relationships to affect
parenting styles.
e) Later middle child
mother and youngest child fa-
ther are quite harmonious.
Father may need to be nudged
to take on more responsibility.

While there are some general
principles that account for nor-
mal development in the birth
order, there are numerous ex-
ceptions; exception such as
multiple births (twins), years
between the births, illness or
disability, and so on.
When there are three or
more years after the previous
sibling, these later borns show

protection resulted in their feel-
ing comfortable in new situa-
Chronic illness or physical
and mental ability will make a
difference in the birth order.
Later born will assume that role.
For example, a handicap first
bor will not assume the normal
role of a first born. The second
will then fill that role and the
handicap becomes the young-
Richard Nixon's older
brother and his chronic illness
gave Nixon a first bor role.
Stepbrothers and sisters
bring already learned roles into
a new family relationship. The
children of the mother seem to
adjust much easier than the chil-
dren of the father.

The future structure of
families is destined to change.
Families are becoming smaller,
mothers and fathers are taking
on new roles and there are more
single-parent families, and the
entire socialization process is
Television and new technol-
ogy will produce new dynam-
ics; self gratification will in-
crease at the expense of social
gratification. Community ser-
vices and facilities will increase
to take on some parental roles.
The only child will become
more common. There will be
fewer later middle borns and
perhaps fewer middle borns.
The two child family may
change the kind of society that
is evolving, especially where
first born emphasize intellectual
achievement and the second
born social development.
The implications for
these changes may be far-
reaching in educational plan-
ning, women's issues, and
greater equality of the sexes.

I The Zone I

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 3,. 2006 13_
--,.No tears for stalled lks--, -,,-------

No tears for stalled WTO talks

(The writer is a business executive and former
Caribbean Ambassador to the World Trade
Organisation who publishes widely on Small_
States in the global community)

NO TEARS should be shed
by small developing countries
over the collapse on Monday,
July 24th of trade negotia-
tions at the World Trade
Organisation (WTO). There
was very little in it for them.
Although trumpeted as a
"development" round since No-
vember 2001 when the negotia-
tions began, the talks have been
nothing more than a tussle be-
tween the United States and the
European Union (EU) to get an
advantage over each other for
agricultural exports to the world
In the ministerial meetings
that followed in Cancun in 2003
and Hong Kong in 2005, the ne-
gotiations failed to move because
the U.S. and the EU shadow-
boxed with each other over who
would make the least reduction
in subsidies to their farming
And, while they were doing
so, farming communities in des-
perate countries, such as those
in sub-Saharan Africa, lan-
guished in ever increasing pov-
erty unable to compete in the
global market place even though
their labour is dirt cheap.
The fanning lobbies in the
EU, particularly France, and the
U.S. are powerful groups and
elected representatives cross
them at the risk of being voted

out of office.
In the U.S., upcoming mid-
term elections in farming states
would undoubtedly have influ-
enced the stance of U.S. repre-
sentatives at the WTO talks.
Rice, corn, wheat, soyabeans
and cotton account for 93% of
the subsidies that go to 40% of
big and powerful U.S. farmers.
Britain's Prime Minister
Tony Blair has pointed out the
unfairness of a similar situation
in the EU in which a handful of
wealthy but powerful farmers
benefit from subsidies, but
France's President Jacques
Chirac remains a strong sup-
porter of help to French farm-
So, both the U.S. and the
EU proclaim that they want to
see a reduction in subsidies to
farmers, but each demand deeper
cuts from the other in order to
make the exports of its own
farmers more competitive in the
global market place.
All that happened in
Geneva on July 24th was a re-
enactment of the jockeying for
position between the U.S. and
the EU.

In announcing, finally, that
the five years of talks had
ground to a jarring halt. Pascal
Lamy, the Director-General of

the W'TO, declared: "There are
no winners and losers in this as-
sellbly. Today, I ere are only

losers". But, there would have
been many losers had these
talks succeeded.
For the talks success would
have depended on a deal be-
tween the U.S. and the EU not
only to agree parity on their
cuts in subsidies, but also on
agreement to demand radical re-
ductions in tariffs on agricultural
imports by developing coun-
The result would have been
the annihilation of farmers in
many small countries, such as
those in the Caribbean and Pa-
cific, who would have been un-
able to compete with imports
from the U.S. and the EU.
Rural communities in Africa
would also have been devastated
since, because they cannot com-
pete globally with heavily

sutbsidised lHU and U.S. agricul-
tural exports, they rely heavily
on sales in their domestic llar-
kel, and they would have been
severely undercut by U.S. and
EU products on which tariffs
were reduced.
But, while the failure by the
EU and the U.S. to agree over
agricultural subsidies was the
straw that broke the camel's
back in these talks, it was by no
means the only failure.
Lamy pointed out that the
discussions in Geneva between
the representatives of six WTO
member states the so called
G6 "did not even move on to
the third leg of the triangle -
market access in non-agricul-
tural goods". The G6 are: U.S.,
EU, India, Australia, Brazil and
On market access for non-
agricultural goods, industrialized
nations want developing coun-
tries to cut their tariffs by 60
to 70 per cent while offering to
cut theirs by only 20 to 30 per
cent. Their argument being that
tariffs by developing countries
place their products at a disad-
In other words, having de-
veloped their own industries by
a raft of protectionist measures
over decades, the industrialized
countries now want to kick
away the same ladder for busi-
nesses in developing countries
in their own markets.
It is just as well for devel-
oping countries that the G6 rep-
resentatives did not get past the
obstacle of agricultural subsidies
to contend with the challenge of

market access for non-agricul-
tural goods. For, even if by
some miracle, Brazil, India and
China had agreed to slash tariffs
-o the extend reqrired- by-
industrialised nations, it is most
unlikely that other nations in
Asia, Africa and Latin America
would have acquiesced.
The reality is that, thus far,
these trade negotiations have of-
fered little to developing coun-
tries particularly small ones
such as those in the Caribbean,
the Pacific and Africa.
Indeed, if the trends that
are painfully evident in these
talks continue, the losses in
tariff income for many devel-
oping countries will not only
be huge; there will be little
room in which to replace
them except by high taxes on
already impoverished local
Lamy said that "the failure
of this round would be a blow
to the development prospects
of the more vulnerable members
for whom integration in interna-
tional trade represents the best
hope for growth and poverty al-
leviation". He would have been
right if these talks were indeed
a "development round" with
real and concrete measures for
development permeating the
But, the talks have been
anything but development ori-
Principally, they have been
about rivalry between the farm-
ing lobbies in the EU and the
U.S. for agricultural dominance
of the world market.

To a lesser extent, they
have also been about the
competitive relationship be-
tween the EU and the U.S.
on1 the one hand and the in-
creasingly large developing
economies of China, India
and Brazil on the other.
Neither of those two items
addresses the very different
concerns of poor countries and
small states.
It is now to be hoped that,
in trying to reinvigorate these
talks, the U.S. and the EU es-
pecially will acknowledge that
"free" trade is not necessarily
"fair" trade when the trading re-
lationship is between hugely
unequal nations, and will there-
fore put in place real measures
for the development of poor
and vulnerable countries.
They should start by reaf-
firming their commitment, given
to poor countries in Hong Kong
last November, to provide them
with duty-free, quota free ac-
cess. And, they should volun-
teer to accord to small states
longer periods of duty-free ac-
cess to markets of developed
countries, and permit them to
maintain tariffs on a non-recip-
rocal basis.
The idea that the full
liberalisation of trade in all its
aspects will benefit poor and
small states should be chal-
With the WTO grappling
to find a way forward, now
would be the right time to
make the challenge.
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Courtroom in Seattle yesterday. (REUTERS/Robert Sorbo)


brooms as

By Laila Bassam

BEIRUT (Reuters) Picking
up brooms and donning
green overalls, dozens of
women have taken to clean-
ing the streets of Beirut af-
ter Israeli air strikes scared
off refuse collectors and left
the capital strewn with fes-
tering rubbish.
Around 2,000 refuse collec-
tors and street-sweepers, most
of Syrian or Asian origin, have
fled Lebanon since the start of
the war 18 days ago, paralyz-

ing Sukleen, the firm charged
with keeping Beirut and Mount
Lebanon clean.
With no one to empty skips
and bins, bags of rubbish began
piling up on street corners and
litter was left to fester, prompt-
ing some women to volunteer to
clean up their city.
"If we don't do anything,
those who do not get killed by
Israeli missiles will get killed ...
by germs and diseases," said
Najwa Baroudi, a designer and
artist who was helping clean a
street in Beirut.

By laisuke Wakabayashi

SEATTLE (Reuters) Police
stepped up security at Seattle
synagogues and mosques yes-
terday, a day after a Muslim
man who said he was angry
at Israel shot dead one
woman and wounded five oth-
ers at a Jewish centre.
Naveed Afzal Haq, 31,
burst into the Jewish Federation
of Greater Seattle on Friday af-
ternoon. He surrendered with-
out a struggle and police ar-
rested him on charges of mur-
der and five counts of at-
tempted murder with bail set at
$50 million.
Seattle Police Chief Gil
Kerlikowske said authorities are
treating the shooting as a hate
crime based on conversations

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Dressed in the b~ght green "P
overalls of Sukleen refuse collec- ing up
tors, Baroudi was gathering up what
rubbish from the road and plac- asked
ing it in the skips which another studer
woman was helping lift and doctor
dump into the churning gut of ees are
the garbage truck.
Mona al-Hajj, a housewife
who was helping sweep bus- L
tling Hamra Street, said Sukleen their
was trying to find new employ- tend to
ees but that something had to lectiol
be done before the flies and work
cockroaches infested Lebanese Si
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with pIolice during the rampage.
'c said thathLvanwtined I
United States to leave Iraq, thai
his people (Muslims) were be-
ing mistreated and that the
United States was arming Is-
rael," said Kerlikowske, who
thinks Haq acted alone and is
not part of any terrorist groups.
"He pointedly blamed the
Jewish people for all these prob-
Police officers circled
Seattle's Seward Park area, the
city's traditional Jewish
neighbourhood and home to
three major synagogues. Uni-
formed guards stood outside
Bikur Cholim-Machzikay
Hadath and Sephardic Bikur
Holim synagogues.
"There is high security,"
said Robin Boehler, chairwoman

of the Jewish Federation. "This
is the Ihing we dread the most
happening." She added three of
the victims were not Jewish.
Authorities said they were
"taking every precaution,"
searching for explosives and ad-
ditional suspects, and monitor-
ing the city's synagogues and
Jewish organizations.
Haq, a U.S. citizen, grabbed
a teenage girl as a hostage to force
his way past heavy security and
then fired multiple shots from
two handguns, police said.
Kerlikowske hailed one of
the wounded victims, a preg-
nant woman whose name has
been released, as a hero.

After she was shot in the

pick up

n flee war

Piles of rubbish are mount-
p outside our homes so
are we waiting for?" she
i. "Beirut municipality,
its, charities, housewives,
rs, engineers and employ-
e all taking part."

ebanese are not known for
ecological awareness and
o look down on refuse col-
n as a job for poor migrant
;rs, not themselves.
ukleen is finding it hard to
t new rubbish collectors to
e those who fled.
ukleen director Antoine
an said about 50 of the
any's office staff had
to the streets last week to
ip rubbish in a symbolic
Of course they were un-
o fill the place of 2,000
;rs but they were making
It to the Lebanese that this
respectable thing to do,"
in said.
This job is not shameful

because these are our streets and
our neighborhoods, we made
them dirty and it is our respon-
sibility to keep them clean."
Bassem al-Turk, head of the
volunteer section at Sukleen,
said people were keen to help
out and many were bringing
their children along to join in.
The American University
of Beirut sent an email to stu-
dents calling for volunteers to
help keep the neighbourhood
Wadad al-Hoss, volunteer-
ing with her father, former Leba-
nese Prime Minister Salim al-
Hoss, said the campaign began
when the rubbish began to pile
up and it was clear there was no
one to collect it.
"When we started out, we
were only five women and two
men but now there are teams in
every neighbourhood," she said.
"This is a service to the
nation and to citizens. It is
not shameful; we are clean-
ing our streets as we clean
our homes."

forearm covering her abdo-
men, she still rushed to call
police and stayed on the line
even as the gunman warned
her to hang up the phone, the
chief said.
A hospital spokeswoman
said three of the victims remain
in critical condition. The sur-
viving women range in age from
23 to 43. The dead woman was
identified as Pamela Waechter,
Haq selected the Federation
after doing a Web search look-
ing for "something Jewish,"
Kerlikowske said.
The Jewish federation, a
group covering the Jewish com-
munity around the Puget Sound
region, organized a large rally
last weekend to demonstrate
support for Israel in its fight
against Hizbollah in southern
A silent march to protest Is-
raeli actions in Gaza planned
for yesterday morning in the Se-
attle suburb of Kirkland was
cancelled due to safety con-
cerns, said Arsalan Bukhari,
president of the Seattle chapter
of the Council of American-Is-
lamic Relations.
"The events that are hap-
pening in the Middle East
should not spill over into our
city," said Bukhari.
In light of the fighting in
the Middle East, Seattle police
alerted its officers earlier last
week to carefully monitor
synagogues, temples and'
mosques, but Kerlikowske
said they had received no spe-
cific threats.
Local media reported Haq
was on medication for a bipolar
disorder and had a
misdemeanor lewd conduct
charge pending after allegedly
exposing himself at a shopping
Haq picked up the semi-
automatic weapons and am-
munition at two different
shops the day before the
shooting after going through
the required 5-day waiting
period to buy a handgun in
Washington state, according
to investigators. (Additional
reporting by Elaine

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S battle


By Kenwah Cho Quan Yi
CHILDREN are at great risk
from HIV/AIDS and there is
an urgent need for the edu-
cation sector to strengthen its
overall response to the epi-
demic, according to officials
who are pushing a new ap-
proach to combat the disease.
The United Nations Educa-
tion, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (UNESCO) in a
2005 publication 'Education and
HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean'
.states: "The first two decades
of the HIV and AIDS epidemic
in the Caribbean saw the re-
Ssponse largely concentrated
within the health sector. It is
,only in recent years:that the
need for an expanded response
from the education sector has
been considered".
-The new approach has
*emigged here with the launching
of anAdvocacy and Leadership
Cam paign by the Ministry of
Education in partnership with
the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), the. Education
Development Centre (EDC) of
UNESCO and the University of
the West Indies (UWI).
They, on Friday July 21
last, hosted a retreat and work-
shop, based on the Advocacy
and Leadership Campaign, en-
titled 'Leading the way in the
education sector, advocating for
a comprehensive approach to
HIV/AIDS in Guyana and the
Caribbean'. The session was at
the Sea Breeze Hotel and Con-
vention Centre on Pere Street,
Kitty, Georgetown.
.This worldwide leadership
campaign is designed to advo-
cate for and support capacity
building of the education sector
and to implement comprehen-
sive approaches to combat HIV/
AIDS common among youths.
It also aims at "Advancing
the Education Sector Response
to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean"
which is in direct response to
the urgent needs that have be-
come apparent through these
many efforts.
According to officials, the
response of education is critical
for HIV/AIDS is not just a
health problem; it is deeply
rooted in the cultural, economic
and societal factors of many
They say deepening the
education sector response is
critical for many reasons.

For example:
1.,Education sector leaders
need to consider the impact of
HIV and AIDS on schools,
*teachers andsociety and set
norms for tolerance, and for
communicating essential infor-
mation and skills.
2. Education sector policies
need to, be accepting of teach-
ers and students who are HIV
positive, combat stigma and

discrimination. Beyond the tra-
ditional curriculum, in the hall-
ways and in the school yard,
schools transmit societal values
of tolerance.
3. Schools are workplaces
for thousands of staff who need
essential information, such as
where to access services.
4. Schools need strategies
for young people to succeed, as
school success is a major pro-
tective factor. Schools also need
to be able to identify and refer
young children at greatest risk
for mental health counselling
and other services, thereby re-
ducing the likelihood of their in-
volvement with drugs and other
self-destructive behaviour.
5. Schools are gathering
places in the community and
can serve as the major coordi-
nating mechanism with other
sectors; they can offer ways for
parents and community leaders
to come together to address so-
cial problems.
The campaign, also
launched on February 16, 2005
in Trinidad and Tobago, is part
of a contract, "The Caribbean
Education Sector HIV and
AIDS Capacity Building
Programme" awarded to EDC's
Health and Human Develop-
ment Programmes (HHD) and
The programme is funded
by the Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank, acting in its capac-
ity as administrator of Japan
Special Funds, executed by the
CARICOM Secretariat.
EDC/HHD and UWI will
aim to strengthen the capacity
of the education sector to
implement a comprehensive ap-
proach to HIV and AIDS, ini-
tially in four CARICOM coun-
tries Guyana, Belize,
Suriname and Trinidad and To-
bago, and eventually throughout
the region.
For the next 18 months, the
team will work closely with the
Education Ministries within
these countries to develop ca-
pacities in Advocacy and Lead-
ership, Policy Development,
Endorsement and Dissemina-
tion, Quality Assurance and
Coordination with the NGO
sector and Implementation of
Interventions Peer Education
and Youth Drop-In Centres.
"Advocacy and Leadership,
already being discussed and
launched, and Quality Assur-
ance and Coordination with the
NGO sector and implementa-
tion will be the next focus in
Guyana", said UWI representa-
tive, Facilitator.Dr Pauline
Russell-Browne, at the July 21
workshop and retreat.
The campaign, said Educa-
tion Minister, Dr Henry Jeffrey,
will be a source of finding the
solution to the cause and wide
spread of the disease in Guyana
and the Caribbean, keeping in
mind the efforts that were

placed and billions of dollars
spent to combat HIV/AIDS
without any success.
He added that the campaign
will be fully supported by the
Education Ministry to ensure
success since education has be-
come the basis of that solution.
Russell- Browne explained

that the components of a com-
prehensive approach include:
** Healthy psycho-social
and physical educational envi-
ronment creating a school en-
vironment that is free from
stigma, discrimination, gender
equity, sexual harassment, ho-
mophobia, and violence, and

which includes a zero-tolerance
policy for these elements.
** Skill-based HIV and
AIDS curriculum HIV and
AIDS. Coordinator Ms.
Sharlene Johnson explained that
the Education Ministry is try-
ing to have an eight weeks train-
ing programme for teachers to

implement skill-based curricula
using participatory learning to
enhance students' ability to
translate knowledge into posi-
tive behaviours. The curricula
will be taught in grades one and
two in the form of artistic

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-sli6owsand displays such as a
puppet show and will be infused
in other grades, she said.
** HIV and AIDS services,
care and support providing
treatment, education, links to
voluntary testing and counsel-
ling, mental health and nutrition
services, access to medical care,
housing, vocational support, care
management, and adherence sup-
** Workplace policy on
HIV/AIDS this includes offer-
ing education programmes to
teachers and staff in workplaces,
protecting employees' rights,
and adopting fair personnel poli-
cies for infected and affected in-

Goals of the Campaign
This advocacy and leader-
ship campaign aims to pave the
way to strengthen the education
sector response to promoting
health across the Caribbean re-
gion, especially to address the
HIV and AIDS epidemic. The
goals of the campaign are to:
1. Advocate for a compre-
hensive approach to health pro-
motion and the mitigation of the
impact of the HIV and AIDS
epidemic in the education sector.
2. Create a demand within
the formal and informal educa-
tion sector for the technical
know-how and financial re-
sources for such an approach to
be realized.
3. Advance policies and
programmes that protect the
lives of students, their teachers,
and managers throughout the

4. Promote the inclusion of
persons living with HIV.

The impact of
HIV and AIDS on the
education sector
Demand HIV and AIDS
have a negative effect on stu-
dents, and the number of stu-
dents in schools decreases. As
the epidemic advances, more
children will be sick, and many
children, especially girls, may be
withdrawn from school to care
for sick relatives or to take over
household responsibilities ex-
anple, through exploitation. For
psychological and stigma-related
rasons, children will be less will-
ing to enter and remain in
school, and they may be dis-
tracted and therefore less able to
Supply the education
sector will lose human resources
as teachers, schools administra-
tors and supporting staff die, fall
sick, or be psychologically
traumatised by the family and
community deaths due to AIDS
and therefore become unable to
work. Furthermore, schools will
receive less support from famii-
lies and communities.
Quality education quality
will also be inadequate if cur-
ricula do not provide the knowl-
edge and skills that young
people in an AIDS-affected so-
ciety need, including education
about health and sex, coping
with illness and death in the
family, non-discrimination to-
ward people living with HIV/
AIDS, gender roles, and issues
and life skills.
Planning HIV/AIDS has

an impact on government minis- to accelerate access to treatment
tries, departments, agencies and and bolstering efforts to achieve
pon'ymkat-ers-esp-o-sTIDfTor-- tlarg-es contained within the
proper planning and allocation of Declaration of Commitment and
educational resources and services the Millennium Development

in terms of timing and advance-

Background and Ratio-
nale for the Campaign
Several initiatives within the
Caribbean region and greater glo-
bal community have converged
to call for this campaign to
strengthen the education sector's
response to HIV/AIDS. Working
in conjunction with Caribbean
partners, led by CARICOM,
UNICEF, and with UNESCO,
CAPNET, EDC's Health and Hu-
man Development Programmes
Division has facilitated efforts to
advance accomplishments in
Health and Family Life Education
In the fall of 2005. a major out-
come of the work under this initia-
tive was the creation of the first
Caribbean Regional Curriculum
Framework for lHealth and Family
Lite Ilducation. The frunework pre-
sents learning objectives, standards
for teaching, desired student out-
comes, sample lessons, and re-
source materials.
A four-country study of the
framework implementation pro-
cess is under way in Barbados, St
Lucia, Grenada, and Antigua.
In March 2004, the UNAIDS
Committee of Co-sponsoring
Organizations decided to "jointly
launch a world-wide prevention
education effort for an AIDS-free
generation by 2015, thereby
complementing current initiatives


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The Global Initiative on
HIV/AIDS and Education aims
to support countries as they
develop comprehensive educa-
tion sector-based responses to
HIV/AIDS, with a focus on
children and young people, es-
pecially those who are most
UNESCO is coordinating
the development of this initia-
tive, which will draw upon the
expertise and experience of all
co-sponsors, and will work to
assess gaps and fill needs on a
country-by-country basis.

Recent developments
in Guyana
** A National Policy Docu-
ment on HIV/AIDS in Guyana
was completed in March 2006.
On this document, legislation is
being prepared on stigma and
discrimination to be presented
to parliament.
** The National Hotline
Service which provides infor-
mation on Sexual Transmitted
Infections (STI) and HIV/
** In 2005, the Govern-
ment of Guyana National AIDS
Programme launched a website
** In 2005, more than
20,000 persons received Volun-
tary Counselling and Testing ser-
vices. As of March 2006. a total
of 33 fixed sites and one mobile
team have been set up. Testing
of CD4 counts is centrally lo-
cated at the Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
** Guyana's antiretroviral
(ARV) treatment programme
started in April 2002. There are
now nine fixed treatment sites
across the country and one mo-
bile team that conducts clinic
on a regular basis to the hinter-
land regions. As of March
2003, there were 1,103 per-
sons on antiretroviral therapy.

Recent developments
in Caribbean Minis-
tries of Education
The Ministry of Educa-
tion, Youth Affairs and Sports
in Barbados has sensitised one-
third of its teaching staff to
HIV/AIDS related issues. The
Commission's abstinence
programme was launched in
primary schools.
In 2004, the Ministry of
Education in Jamaica received
cabinet approval for a National
Policy for HIV and AIDS
Management in schools.
In 2003, the Ministry of
Education in Trinidad and To-
bago launched an abstinence
only programme.

How can we create a
healthy psycho-social and
physical education environ-

According to a release:
1. Establish clear regula-
tions about stigma an., dis
crimination, confident-a j.

gender equity and equality, vio-
lence and sexual harassment, ho-
mophobia, violence and bully-
2. Ensure that every educa-
tional institution and setting of-
fers a welcoming atmosphere for
individuals infected and affected
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What steps I
taken to b
providing effei
and AIDS curri
our school
1. Implement a
HIV and AIDS pre
riculum or the Heal
ily Life Educati
throughout the educa
2. Comprehensive
cators on how to te
about HIV and AID
and related issues int
HFLI i. Such training
increase provic
increase prov
iarity and comfort
patory and interact
increase provi
standing of develop
in learning and
skills in managing
behaviour, given thai
education is used pr
i rge group and often
sensitive topics.

Why is it important for the
can be education sector to adopt an
ean HIV and AIDS workplace
egin policy?
active HIV 1. Schools are both educa-
culum in tional environments and work-
places that employ thousands of
)Is? people in the Caribbean.
skills-based 2. Educational systems must
vention cur- address the need to develop,
th and Fam- support and protect those who
on (HFLE) work within them. Workplace
nation system. policies must address all aspects
iely train edu- of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
ach students 3. A workplace policy can
)S, life skills help school administrators,
he context of teachers and support staff pro-
should aim to: tect themselves, students and
ders' content their families from HIV trans-
mission and can minimise the
iders' famil- impact of illness and death.
with partici- 4. Implementing HIV and
ive teaching AIDS policies in schools can
curb unfair employment prac-
ders' under- tices such as mandatory HIV
mental issues testing and discrimination against
students and teachers.
providers' 5. A policy can establish an
g classroom environment conducive to pre-
t skills-based vention, treatment, care and
imarily with support for people,living with
:n deals with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in
the education sector.

by HIV an dU IL..
3. Make sure that every edu-
cational institution and setting
implements a zero-tolerance policy
for discriminatory or stigmatising
actions, violence, sexual harassment
and exploitation by students,
teachers and staff.
4. Take steps to ensure that
every pupil and staff member (1)
has sufficient knowledge of HIV
and AIDS to dispel common
fears and prejudices and (2)
recognise5 that there are no
grounds for stigmatising any in-
fected or affected person, in
school or else where.
5. Ensure that the physical
school environment, including
structures, drinking water and
sanitation facilitates, is safe and
consistently monitored.

Why is it important
for schools to use
such a curriculum?
1. Over the last decade, stud-
ies from around the world have
proven that skills-based inter-
ventions can promote numerous
positive attitudes and
behaviours, including greater so-
ciability, improved communica-
tion, thoughtful and careful de-
cision-making and effective con-
flict resolution.
2. Research demonstrates
that these interventions are also
effective in preventing negative
or high risk behaviours associ-
ated with HIV and AIDS, includ-
ing unsafe sex, use of tobacco,
alcohol and other drugs, and vio-
3. Because skills-based edu-
cation provides numerous op-
portunities for students input
into the learning activities, the
skills that students build and
practice in classroom are easily
transferable to their life outside
the classroom.
4. Research shows that
programmes that incorporate
skills development are more ef-
fective than those that focus
only on transferring information,
exnrmle through lectures


Chief Education Officer, Ms
Joseph and Ms. Mora Oomm
workshop and retreat at Se;
3. Incorporate HIV and
AIDS into a broad health-educa-
tion approach that includes life
skills, communication, conflict
resolution, dealing with phobias,
respect for the environment and
striving to be the "ideal Carib-
bean person".

What can the
education sector do to
improve HIV and AIDS
services to our
teachers and students?
1. Train all education per-
sonnel in HIV and AIDS preven-
tion and awareness.
2. Train all education per-
sonnel about HIV testing and
counselling, including where to
seek services, how to prepare for
being tested, what testing entails
and what pot-test counselling
3. Provide training and pro-
fessional development opportu-
nities to guidance counsellors
and school staff so that they can
address the broad range of HIV/
AIDS related psycho-social is-
sues that students and educators
may be facing in theirs lives.
4. Collaborate with the
medical community to ensure
that educators and learners re-
ceive services in a timely and
confidential manner.

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SPREADING awareness among young people is a key to com-
bating HIV/AIDS, said Professor David Plummer, the Com-
monwealth/UNESCO Chair on HIV/AIDS.
But he noted that young people have not been targeted "well
enough and soon enough".
Professor Plummer made this point during a presentation on
'Deepening Our Understanding of HIV/AIDS Education in the Car-
ibbean' on July 24 last at the Commonwealth Secretariat in Lon-
don, UK.
He was speaking on his first visit to the Secretariat since he
took up the post of Commonwealth-UNESCO Chair at the Uni-
versity of the West Indies in October 2005. This academic posi-
tion is supported by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-
In his talk, Professor Plummer highlighted the evidence in sup-
port of HIV awareness-raising programmes that target education
in the Caribbean, the second most severely affected HIV/AIDS
region in the world.
"The Bahamas, for example, has a low HIV prevalence dur-
ing early teenage years. Other Caribbean nations have broadly simi-
lar patterns," he said.
"These low HIV levels raise the important possibility that if
children can be kept uninfected into adulthood, then HIV can be
largely removed from the population in the space of as little as a
generation. This period of low HIV prevalence among children is
referred to by the World Bank as the 'window of hope'."
However, Professor Plummer prefers to call it a "world of
He also put the spotlight on the 'feminisation' of the epi-
He pointed out that in Trinidad and Tobago, HIV infection
levels are six times higher among females between 15 and 19 years
of age than males in the same age group. Similarly, teenage girls in
Jamaica were two-and-a-half times more likely to be infected with
HIV compared to their male counterparts.
"We must write men into the picture more strongly before
we can deal with HIV," stated Professor Plummer. "HIV aware-
ness programmes should focus on the formation of safe behaviours
from the outset rather than attempting to change entrenched risky
Prof Plummer, who holds a medical degree with a doctorate
in sociology, also made a plea for better research. "We need to
develop skills and sustainability in AIDS research, which will lead
to richer discourses."
Steps in the right direction are already being taken. From De-
cember 2006, the University of the West Indies will offer a part-
time, two-year masters programme in health promotion, which
will use the issue of HIV/AIDS as its chief educational vehicle.
"This one-of-its-kind course will have 12 to 25 students
in the first batch," said Professor Plummer. "Down the line,
we hope to invite experts from Commonwealth countries to
share their knowledge with our students so that compara-
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wide (27.5mm X 22mm).
. Should be accompanied by a note that explains the concept of the design.
SMust be submitted on CD or other digital storage device along with presentable
full colour printout either in CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
SCompetition is open to all Guyanese residents in Guyana or abroad.
* An individual may submit up to three (3) entries.
Closing date: Thursday, August 31, 2006
SThe judges decision will be final.




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GOG/UNDP Capacity Building for the Management of Natural

Resources and the Environment Project

Executing Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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While the direct and indirect economic and social
benefits of mining have many positive impacts on
Guyana's economy, there are significant negative
undesirable impacts, including environmental
impacts, which must be mitigated.

Without mitigation, mercury from small and medium
scale gold mining operations, and suspended solids
in creeks and rivers from small and medium scale
gold and diamond mining operations, can be
regarded as contaminants that may harm the

Mining also causes land degradation and scarring
and exposes or removes topsoil destroying the soil
structure and spoils or reduces soil function. The.
creation .of pits and steep slopes and removal of
Vegetation causes landscape scarring, creates:-
conditions that. can be dangerous, and provides
Sbreediig grounds and habitats for disease bearing
insects such as malaria bearing mosquitoes.

Minig' affects flora and fauna by disrupting or
destroying their habitats and ecosystems, causing
hiaza~ds that lead to accidental death, creating
: pollution that may be injurious or even lethal, and
causingchanges and loss in biodiversity.

Mining (Aendmdment) Regulations 2005

The main aspects of the Mining (Amendment)
Regulations 2005 are:

* Requirements for handling, use, reporting (by
means of registers at the mine sites and the
GGMC), storage of poisonous substances,
including mercury and cyanide and training on
the use of mercury and cyanide;
Mercury use only for Small and Medium Scale
placer mining, in closed systems at the final.
stage of processing;
S.Approval, registration and mandatory use of
Use of protective gear when handling mercury or
Use of settling ponds or devices to remove
settleable solids from tailings discharges from
on-land mines.
Cyanide Permits for Small, Medium and Large
Scale Operators;
Programme for rehabilitation and restoration of
the environment;
Backfilling of placer mines, where applicable;
Sealing and capping of shafts at closed mines;
Stripping and stockpiling of topsoil for use in
Restoration of water courses, where
Environmental Bond required for Large and
Medium Scale Operators, and Reclamation Fee
for Small Scale Operators;
Environmental Management Plan, prepared in
accordance with the Codes of Practice for: (1)
Use and Handling of Poisonous Chemicals; (2):
Waste management and disposal; (3).
Management of sediment losses, effluent and
contaminated drainage from waste
management facilities; (4) Contingency and
response plans for Large and Medium Scale,
Clean up plan checklist for Small Scale Miners;
(5) Mine reclamation and closure plan; (6)
Environmental effects monitoring; (7) Sand and
loam .mining; (8) Quarrying; and (10) control of
flows from lower dams less than 6 metres high
and small dams (which will not be subject to
periodic.inspection by a qualified, registered and
approved engineer);

* Determination by GGMC of number of dredges or
mining operations permitted to dredge or mine in
any area affected by tailings discharge;
Determination by GGMC Commissioner of
turbidity level at affected community;

Mining prohibited in Protected Areas river banks,
nature reserves and parks, and buffer area;
Inspection of environmentally damaged areas
prior to mining and
a Environmental Effects monitoring.

The Mining (Amiendment) Regulations 2005 was
adopted in March'-20Q5 and addresses pollution
prevention and coritrol, mitigation and monitoring of
Senvironmentai.effectsof mining,

. GGMC .has received support through the
"GOG/UNIDP .Capacity :Building Project for the
,Management' of iNatural RiSeurces and the
' Environment to. .ml aena:'n^ucation campaign
which targets.hilne s .ndi .coriftiinity leaders and
memberss. Th' obctye.jfthai mpaign is to make
these 'audiences -a.tre:. pf:h.: purpose and
requirements- o'f ."ie" Minrg: (Amendment)
RegulaticQns: 200Q. aifctp resp nsibilities of the
miners: arid thi :Guyh'a 4 a 0oogy: and Mines
Commission. -, -
The Ministry :6f 'Freign;, ffiirs is therefore
desirous .of contracting tl e- services of a
Communication Professional tOxecute the following
tasks for and under i the direct: supervision of the
Guyana GeQlogy and Mires Commission.



v Documentreview
Conduct key informant interviews
Report on document review and key
informant interviews
Prepare workshop consultation strategy
Execute workshops) for Divisional Officers
and Key Partners
r Prepare report on Workshop outlining the
findings, including the geographical areas to
be targeted. and the messages to be
v Design survey methodology
v Design Pre and Post-Campaign survey
questionnaire '
Compile and analyse Pre-Campaign survey
Prepare and finalize report establishing the
baseline level of knowledge based on the
Pre-Campaign survey results
v Develop and finalize the content for the
approved communication tools
Conduct Training-of-Trainers Workshop to
introduce the tools
Capture media hits
v Analyse reports on the implementation of the
Compile and analyse Post-Campaign survey
v Prepare'and finalize Campaign report


Report.,0.n. .documernt review and key
informant interviews.
Report ohWo6rkshop(s) outlining the findings,
including the geographical areas to be
targeted, and the messages to be
Survey(Ut)hodology, : .

Pre and Post Campaign Survey
Report on the baseline level of knowledge
based on the Pre-Campaign Survey results
Content for the approved communication
Training-of-Trainers Workshop Report
Final Campaign Report
C. Level of Effort
The Communication Professional is expected to
complete all tasks listed and those necessary for the
execution of the stated activity over a period of not.
exceeding ninety-five (95) working days.
1. Proven knowledge and experience iri:
designing and delivering communication:
tools and campaigns;
2. Excellent interpersonal and communication
3. A Degree in an appropriate subject area
including Communication, Public Relations,
Environmental Education, Education; or:a'
closely relatedfield. : :
GOGIUNDP Capacity Building for the'' :
Management of Natural Resources and ithe:
Environment Project
ExecutingAgency: Ministry of ForeignAffairs
Implementing Agency: Guyana Geology ..and
Mines Commission (GGMC)
While the direct and indirect economic and social
benefits of mining have many positive impacts on
Guyana's economy, there are negative undesirable
impacts, including environmental impacts, which
must be mitigated.
The Mining (Amendment) Regulations 2005 was
adopted in March 2005 and addresses pollution
prevention and control, mitigation, and monitoring of
environmental effects of mining.
GGMC has received support through the
GOG/UNDP Capacity Building Project for the
SManagement of Natural Resources and the
Environment to implement an education campaign
which targets miners, and community leaders and
members. The objective of the campaign is to make
these audiences aware of the purpose and
requirements of the Mining (Amendment)
Regulations 2005 and the responsibilities of the
miners and the Guyana Geology and Mines
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is therefore desirous of
contracting. the services of a suitably qualified
Communication Professional to design an education
campaign and produce the educational tools to
support the education campaign. The
Communication Professional will work- under the
direct supervision of the Guyana Geology and Mines.

Interested persons can obtain further information
from www.undp.org.gy.

Applications must be submitted by the August 11,
2006 to:

GoG/UNDP Capacity Building for the Management of
NaturalResources and the EnvironmentProject
"Takuba Lodge"
254 South Road& New Garden Street

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The National Insurance Scheme's Compliance Certificates are
requested mainly by employers and self-employed persons
when they are submitting bids for Government contracts. This
requirement was, introduced in 1996.

One of the conditions that tenderers have to satisfy when they
are submitting tenders for Government contracts is that they
do not have outstanding liabilities to the National Insurance
Scheme. The absence of the National Insurance Scheme's
Compliance Certificate will most certainly deny the person
the opportunity to compete forthe contract.

In the Private Sector the process of tendering for jobs does
not require the tenderer to submit a National Insurance
Scheme Compliance Certificate.

The requirement of a National Insurance Scheme's
Compliance Certificate for competing for jobs is therefore not

Since the introduction of this requirement by Government,
persons who are in default with National Insurance Scheme's
contribution payments have been using various means of
circumventing the requirement, many of which result in
forged certificates being presented to the Tender Boards.

Employers/Self-Employed persons who need a Compliance
Certificate are required to apply to the National Insurance
Scheme office in the district at least seventy-two (72) hours
before the date the certificate is needed. When the
application is received the District Inspector will check on the
status for compliance of the applicant and would forward that
application and the status report to the Office Manager.

Compliance Certificates are issued only by Office Managers
or in the case of Georgetown by the Assistant General
Manager (Operations). They are issued in cases where the
following conditions are satisfied.

1) The employer/self-employed has recently been registered
and is not indebted to National Insurance Scheme.

2) The employer/self-employed has been in existence for
sometime but is not indebted to National Insurance

3) The employer/self-employed is indebted to National
Insurance Scheme but there is an existing agreement
between the two (2) parties to settle the indebtedness over
a given period of time by regular payments and at the
same time honouring the payment of the current

The certificate has a period of validity of one month and its
effective date is inserted on the date it is issued.

There are many instances where applications for compliance
certificates have been rejected because the applicants were
indebted to the Scheme and their past behaviour does not
recommend them to be favourably considered even though
they have entered into an agreement to pay the amounts
owing. The National Insurance Scheme does not seek to
deny a person his right to work but at the same time it
has to take measures to enforce compliance to protect
itself against unscrupulous employers and self-
employed persons.

There have been instances of fraud which were discovered
with regard to presentation of those certificates to Tender
Boards. It was as a result of those discoveries that the system
of issuing multiple certificates to one person has been

Previously a person who requested to tender for more than
one project was issued with multiple certificates ie., one for
each project. That system has been changed and now only
one certificate is issued to a person, but all the agencies to
which he intends to submit tenders are sent copies of the

That measure was introduces to arrest the fraudulent
practices which were creeping into the system.

It is known that the system could be compromised but it is
hoped that by constantly reviewing it, doing so would become
increasingly difficult.





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06:15 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard 07:00 h Dabi's Musical 18:30 h Cabinet Media
02:00 h NCN News presents Krshina Bhajans Hour Briefing
Magazine 06:45 h Ma Ki Anirit Shakti 07:30 h The Ramayan 19:00 h The Diary
02:30 h Late Nite with GINA 07:00 h Ramroop's Furniture 08:00 h Christ for the 19:30 h- IBE Highlights
03:00 h- Movie Store presents Religious Nation 20:30 h Indian Movie
05:00 h The Mystery of the Teachings 08:30 h IQ Show 23:00 h English Movie
Body 07:00 h Kennav Hdl Ltd 09:00 h AvonVideo & DVD
05:30 h Newtown Gospel presents Krishna Bhajans Musical Melodies
Hour 07:15 h A & S Enterprise 09:30 h Indian Movie Channel 13
06:00 h NCN 6 0' Clock presents Krishna Bhajans 12:30 h Nirva's Special Hour
News Magazine (R/B) 08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma (Musical 13:00 h Caribbean 09:00 h Hope for Today
06:30 h BBC News Notes) Temptation Music Mix 10:00 h Revival Crusaders
07:00 h Voice of Victory 09:35 h Guyana Hits Volume 13:30 h Weekly Digest Hour
07:30 h The Fact Two 14:00 h The Three Stooges 10:30 h Children Gospel
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to 11:00 h Kids Animation 14:30 h Vidya's Musical 12:00 h News
Greatness 12:00 h Death Announcement Interlude 14:00 h Charlotte Street
08:30 h Grow with IPED & In Memoriam 15:00 h Payless Musical Westlian
09:30 h 2nd ODI West Indies 12:05 h Guyana Hits Volume Interlude 14:30 h Methodist Chursh
vs Zimbabwe Two 15:30 h Focus on Youths in 15:00 h TBn
13:00 h Lotto Cricket Info & 13:00 h DVD Movie: Ek Bar Islam 15:00 h Faith & Truth
Quiss Mooskura Do 16:00 h Bollywood 16:00 h Motor Cycle Race
13:40 h Cricket Resumes 16:00 h Gurukula Sandesh Sensation 18:00 h Perfect Disaster
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up 16:30 h Teaching of Islam 17:00 h Birthdays and 19:00 h the Foreigner
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock 17:00 h IPA Presents...Shiv Greetings 21:00h-Law&Order
News Magazine Live Mahapuran
18:30 h Lutheran Men's 17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
Fellowship 18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
19:00 h One on One ...Karaoke Live
19:30 h Close Up 19:00 h Birthday greetings/
20:00 h 60 Minutes Death Announcement & In
21:00 h Catholic Magazine Memoriam
21:30 h V2 Hour 20:05 h DVD Movie: I
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22:00 h Movie 00:00 h Sign Off

CHANNEL 18 MTV Channel

05:00 h Sign on 05:30 h Transpacific Bhajans
05:10 h Meditation 06:00 h Bhajans Melodies
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Acne,' blemishes and falling
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BUIDLING Contractor -
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38-FT. BOAT, seine,
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1 Canter, 1 Nissan Pick Up, 1
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VIJAY'S Hair Salon.
Specialises in hair cuts, cold
wave, hair colouring, eye brow
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manicure. 207 Almond Street.
Tel. 226-0205.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
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design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
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2006 evening classes beginning
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classes. Tel. 226-2124 or visit at
211 New Market Street, North

WORK from home for
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Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
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Georgetown, Guyana.
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COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
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Centre @ 227-8361, 618-8283.
Home & Office Services
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systems. For a professional
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BRANDS OF Notebook
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Buying all brands of
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Business Centre, D2 Louisa
Row, Wortmanville. Tel. # 225-
0036, 225-6201.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Avenue.
Prashad Nagar,
Georgetown. Phone 25-
7126, 226-3693. Email:

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
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in Kitty and around G/town.
Call Sharon 649-2358.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary to Advance stages
in Dressmaking, Fabric
Designing, Curtains, Cushions,
Soft toys, Bedroom Elegance,
Foral, Cake Decoration. 226-
9548. Kitty dressmaking
services also.

Study Club (Regionsl-10)
www.sdn p.org.gy/evergreen.
TEL. 226-4634 627-9285,
IBC is currently registering
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Call today for more information.
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MR. LEE (Section 'K' C/ville)
Foundation courses for forms 1
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MEMBERSHIP or exchange
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educational & informative.
Juliette's Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt (by GILHUYS
Square). Tel. 223-8237 or 648-
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Summer Classes $10 000. Tel.
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interested persons by telephone
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Call CFI Telephone Friendship
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Hindi Clasases. Tabeej planet
Protection. Other areas of
spirituality Guidance and
Protection of Spiritual people.
Contact Buddy 225-0677.

We make self-ink stamps for
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WIZARD Cabs short drops
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FOR all your accounting
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WEDDING chairs and arch.
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Need to have your electronic
appliances. Repaired right in the
convenience of your home. Call
617-6382, anytime.
INVESTMENT no need to
work, invest and earn $25 000
per month. For info, call 276-
1195, 618-0701.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced, also your kero range
change to gas. Tel. 628-5867,
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/614-6634.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves, refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060, 616-
5568, Freezezone Enterprises 6
A Shell Road. Kitty_
FOR low cost air conditioner,
refrigerator. microwave, freezer,
drink cooler repairs and servicing
electrical and solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822, 624-
0004, 231-3547.
provide PAYROLL services
including NIS and PAYE schedule.
We give full assurances of on time
delivery and utmost confidentiality.
Please call 625-8857 or 622-
4760 for further information.

FEMALES & males to work
at car wash. Tel. 231-1786,
VACANCY exists for
Cosmetologist. Call 225-
1280 or 231-0144 Orlando
ONE Truck Driver. Contact
R. Narine, 49 Public'Rd., Kitty.
Tel. 227-1923, 616-5679.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
COUNTER Staff, Cleaner,
Barman. Apply in person to
Jerries Snackette, 228 Camp
St. 227-5701.
FEMALE Clerks 25 35
yrs. to work in G/trwn. 288
iddle St., G/town. Tel. 231-
ONE experienced
Cosmetologist who can cut and
wax, (female age 21 28).
Apply in person to Clippers,
200 Camp St.
2 Drivers. Licensed to drive
motor bus. Must have
secondary ;education, from
around Georgetown. 35 Delphi
Street. Prashad Nagar.
MALE & female singers
(vocalists), Sales Clerk -
Computer literate. Apply.
Majestic, Middle Street, G/
town. Tel. 226-6432, 225-8628.
SEWING machine
operators. Apply at Kent
Garment Factory Ltd., Lot D
Lamaha Avenue, Bel Air Park.
Tel. # 225-9404 or 225-4492.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards, Labourers.
Apply in person to BM
Enterprise Inc., GFL Wharf,
Houston, East Bank Demerara.
SEWING Machine
Operators, female to clip & iron
garments. Apply at Kent
Garment Factory Ltd. Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park.
Tel.# 225-4492 or 225-9404.
ONE experienced Cashier
(female age 22 28), one
Delivery Clerk (male 21 25).
Apply in person to Tiles Plus.
140 Regent & Camp Streets,
Essential Mall.
yrs. Aoply in person to Kathy
Dazzling Delite. 161 Zahora
St., Better Hope, ECD. Tel. 623-
2140, 643-4468, 616-1743.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/ville
FOR Security Guards,
Salesboys/Porters. Salesgirls,
Driver with Canter Licence and
female clerical staff. Apply
Avinash Complex in Water St.
Contact 226-3361, 226-7829.
Apply in person. Persons who
responded to the previous Ads
are also asked to contact ARK
Enterprise/The Container
House, 17 Lombard Street Tel.
225-7332, 225-9412.
VACANCIES exist for the
following part-time and full-
time teachers: Mathematics,
English A, Spanish. Phonics.
Physical Education,
Business, Office
Administration, Social
Studies and Information
Technology. Please send
resume to P Box 101652.
20 MALES and females to
work at University of Guyana
and other East Coast locations.
(Former employees can re
apply). Contact The Security
Administrator. University of
Guyana. Turkeyen, Campus or
R.K's Security, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
VACANCIES exist for
Accounts Clerk. Stores Keeper.
Qualifications must be suitable
for the required positions
above. At least, three (3) years
experience in a similar field.
Salary negotiable. Apply to:
BM Enterprise Inc.. GFL Wharf.
Houston, East Bank Demerara.

1 --,






ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 25 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff
and Fourth Streets,
Caripbellville, G/town.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards.
Requirements: Written
application, valid Police
Clearance and two (2) recent
testimonials. Must have a
reasonable educational
background. Age Limit: 25 -
45 years. Closing date: July 31,
2006. Apply to: The Manager,
Guyana Fisheries Limited,
Houston, East Bank Demerara.
more than G$100 000
monthly working part-time.
No experience required. We
provide training. Work from
home. No paper work. No
boss. No investment
required. Come to
Wednesday 5 pm or
Saturday 1 pm to 89
Brickdam, opposite the
Palms, new Guyana School
URGENT vacancies 100
Security Guards for Baton,
Armed and Canine (Dog)
Divisions: 2 lorry and van
drivers to work as Drivers on
Contract (like minibus), 6
Visiting Inspectors with
motorcycles, motor car,
scooters or bicycles for East
Bank and City zones. Contact
The Recruiter, RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road,
Bourda. Tel. 226-7541, 227-

TRUCK drivers.
Skidder Operators,
C h a i n s a w
I nve ntory
Clerk/Tree Spotter,
Chokermen to work
in sawmill and
h a r v e s t i n g
Kw'L.aIAr i area, Tel
440-2317 between
6 & 8 pm or 225-
2471 between 8 am

100 X 50 with concrete
fenced located at 225 Success
7 St., ECD. Tel. 220-3864.
LARGE plot of land East
Coast public Road Serious
inquiries. Tel. No 621-7191.
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft. Price
- $25M. Call. 612-0349
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
comprising an area of 2.422 of
an English acre. Call- 220-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
$7.5M neg.; LBI $2.5M neg.;
neg. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ELECTION giving land
by politician, LBI $3 5M;
Meadow Brook, close to a top
Politician $6M; Prashad
Nagar. close to our Pandit;
Happy Acres- $6M. Phone Mrs.
Tucker, Mr. Prashad Tel. # 225-
2626, 231-2064.
105 x 107 $22M. Industrial
Parcel, built up and fenced,
ini'astructur:s in place and
maintained by Village
Councils. BV 19,994 sq. ft.
(approx. V2 acre) $17M. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 627-8314.

LARGE plot of land in
Parika, near Market on Public
Road, Going cheap. 225-2873,
ATLANTIC Gardens $6M.
Happy Acres, triple lots $19M,
Queenstown. 80 feet x 80 feet -
$20M, C/ville, commercial -
$12TMy,-HITq Street, Kingston -
60 feet x 180 feet $68M,
D'Urban Street, others.
MentorelSlngh Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
CHEAP land East Bank
main road at Soesdyke Highway
Junction. Approx. 60 acres for
residential, commercial and
industrial uses. Divided into 3
Sub division, approved plans for
present and immediate
development on Phase #1
include 1.4161 acre for hotel
construction, approx. 2 acres for
condo or coop and apartment
building, parking lot, swimming
pool, tennis court, grocery store,
garden/park, etc. Plus another
approx. 20 house lots for sale.
Available and allocated for a
security gated-community.
Phase #2 approx. 25 acres,
presently vacant. Phase #3 is
presently working sand pit -
$100M neg. Call owner, H -
226-1742 or C 623-1317.

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
PHONE: 227-0928.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060. 626-2066.
ONE 2-bedroom top flat
at 220 Thomas St., Kitty.
Check within.
FURNISHED room, decent
working girl or boy. Tel. 225-
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas visitors in
Queenstown. Tel. 226-7754.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1.
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
PHONE 225-9944.
FULLY furnished 2-bedroom
air-conditioned house in Bel Air
Park. Call 225-8153
PHONE 225-9944.
NEW 2-bedroom self-
contained flat el Air Park.
'irinr Duncan Street Tel 226-

ONE three-bedroom upper
fiat back building Price 560
000 Tel. No 225-2067
TO rent one-bedroom
apartment 67 Garnett Street
Newtown. Kitty Contact same
2-BEDROOM bottom flat.
88 Middle R., La Periilence -
$25 000 monthly Tel 225-
1-BEDROOM house to rent
in Eccles New Scheme No
Child-en. $35 000 Tel 628-
KITTY one two-bedroom
unfurnished top flat. single or
couple preferable. 227-2143
after 5 pm
ROBB St business property
- $95 000 monthly Ederson's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
ederson@guyana.net gy
ECCLES vacant 2-storey
furnished building US$7 000
monthly. Ederson's -- 226-
5496. ederson@guyana net.gy
SHERIFF St., business
offices $60 000 2-bedroom
US$50 daily. Ederson's 226-
5496. ederson@guyana.net.gy
itself 3-bedroom nice place -
$60 000 per month. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo 233-2968, 613-
FULLY furnished rooms and
apartments to rent on a short
term basis priced from $4 000
nightly. Call 227-0902 or 227-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429. 622-5776
CUMMING'S Lodge, close
to UG 3-bedroom apt., also
rooms for single working people/
student toilet and bath inside.
Tel. 612-0821.

ECCLES, one-bedroom -
$18 000. 233-2968, 613-6674.
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
with telephone in Kitty. Contact
Tel. # 227-6824.
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 willi AC, phone. Tony
Reid 225-26267 231-2064.
contained for rent $15 000,
including light at Ogle. 222-
ROOMS at Lot 1 Yarrow
Dam, apt. at 26 Hill St. Contact
Zaleena at the above address.
1-BEDROOM apartment
COUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
ONE two (2)-bedroom house
by itself, garage, at Cemetery
Road, Lodge. 618-2093.
ONE flat concrete building -
(72 x 30) feet for Chinese to rent
in Enterprise, ECD. Contact 229-
EXECUTIVE office situated on
United Nations Place Stabroek, with
telephone lines. Tel. 226-7380.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
2 APARTMENT to rent upper
flat 2-bedrooms lower flat 1
bedroom 32 North, Vryheid's
Lust. ECD.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
PROPERTIES for rental -
unfurnished and semi-furnished
$20 000. Contact Saberina -
642-6084, 223-9457.
1 BOTTOM flat one-
bedroom sitting room and
kitchen, toilet and bath outside.
for female ($25 000). Tel. 231-
1 2-BEDROOM apt. in
Prashad Nagar, 1 2-bedroom apt.
to share with single working
female. Call 660-2255. 645-
PLACE. Loacated on Sheriff St.,
C/ville. Contact Tel. # 225-6356.
NEW concrete building, 2-
bedroom upper flat B/V, ECD -
$25 000 monthly, working
persons only. Contact Mrs. Grant
- 220-3173.
NEW hotel with 12 fully self-
contained rooms in Regent St.
Space suitable for any type of
businesses 225-2873.619-8225
1400 SQ FT of well
appointed office space, air
conditioned at the coiner of
North & King Streets,
Georgetown. Tel # 225-4106.
ATLANTIC Gardens 1 fully
furnished 3-bedroom house for
short or long term rental with
modern facilities Call 225-
9882, 227-3961
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.).
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas guest.
Short term. Call Tel. 223-1329.
FOR overseas visitors, 2-
bedroom flat, fully furnished, air-
conditioned, parking space,
grilled, meshed, Subryanville.
Tel. 226-5369.
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Garnett St.,
C/ville, G/town. Contact Ms. Dee
on 223-1061 or 612-2677
1 BEDROOM apt.
furnished or unfurnished, lights &
water inclusive, grilled, parking,
quiet, no-flood locality $30 000
monthly. Tel. 233-2915.
$22 000, $32 000, $45 000, $50
000. FURNISHED $26 000, $30
000, $45 000. ROOMS $11 000
- $16 000. Call 231-6236.
UNFURNISHED apartment -
$35 000, Internet Cafe $60
000, Restaurant $70 000,
Beauty Salon $60 000. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 226-0545,

GOOD large Princes, Russell
& Carnp Sts Corner bottom
flat suitable for any business.
Small Shop for any business.
Call 226-3949
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house fully furnished, with
cable TV, phuie, own drive way.
SituatecTat Nan-ty-P:ark .-Call-
ONE 2-bedroom
unfurnished bottom flaat apt., 6"'
St.. Cumming's Lodge, Greater
G/town. Tel. 222-4913 (Students
KINGSTON 2 large entire
floors for offices or residence.
Charlotte St., 1 large top flat.
Can be used for offices. Call
226-4420. 225-5910.
TEL. 218-0392, 648-7504.
EXECUTIVE houses by itself
area- Ogle, Atlantic Gardens. Price
- $100 000 to $250 000 neg.
Enquiries pls call 220-7021, Cell
3-BEDROOM top flat
Lamaha Gardens $65 000,
3-bedroom top flat, Industry -
$35 000. N. P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
ROOMS for rent single
person $3 500 & $3 000,
willing to share $2 000 weekly.
Call Natasha 225-6832 or 612-
4355 from 7 am 8 pm.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water,
in gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh
- 618-5070, 264-2946.
BACK concrete building
measuring 52' x 35' suitable
for cold storage, processing
plant, etc. at Public Road, Mc
Doom Village. Tel. 226-1903.
LOWER flat business,
upper flat offices. Three-
bedroom house, two rooms,
single working females.
DeFreitas Associates, Tel. 225-
0502. 609-2302.
bedroom top flat, grilled, phone
line, lights and parking $47
000 per month. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo. 233-2968, 613-6674.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens Price $100 000 to
$250 000 neg Enquiries pls
Call 220-7021. Cell 624-6527.
PROSPECT $45 000: 2
BAGOTSTOWN decent working
giris/women $20 000. TEL.
26-8148, 625-1624.
TO let or purchase One
wooden and concrete building
with two bedrooms situated at
1096 Panka Public Road Half a
mile from junction. Recently
built Contact Victor Tel 619-
UPPER top flat 2-bedroom
house, semi-furnished, fully
grilled, toilet, bath, over head
lank. private yard, working
(couple preferred) Serious
enquiries. Rental $35 000. Call
231-1487 or 622-3241 between
9 am and 7 pm.
bedroom. fully furnished, AC,
phone and parking, top flat -
US$650 000: Republic Park 4-
bedroom, fully furnished, master
room self-contained, AC,
generator, pressurized hot and
cold water, overhead tanks,
phone, parking, mosquito
reshed, guard hut and more -
US$1 900. 233-2968, 613-6674.
APARTMENTS Courida Park -
US$700. Prashad Nagar, Bel Air
Park US$1 500. Queenstown -
US$3 000, Sect. 'K' C/ville -
US$700, Kitty $100 000 & $80
000, Diamond US$1 500,
Sheriff St., business space. TEL.
OFFICE Business Hadfield
St., High St., Lamaha St., Eccles
Public Rd.. Thomas St., Upper
Regent St., Camp St., Lombard
St., Sheriff St., Kingston.
Lombard. BONDS/
WAREHOUSES- Lombard St.,
Bel Air. BV, ECD. Water St.
Air Springs US$2 000, Dowding
St., Kersaint Park, Lama Ave.,
BAP, Public Road, Kitty. SEMI-
FUR. BelAir Pk, Prashad Nagar,
New Haven, South Ruimveldt
Gdns., Pike St. Contact
AGENCY 226-4362, 621-
8187, 621-4802. Email

TOP flat in prime
commercial area Camp Street
for Airline, Salon, Real Estate,
Advertising Agency, Office or
any other business. Contact
Samad. Tel. 225-5026
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nishpd, 1 R 3J-hperimnm anartmpnf

with parking space to rent. Suitable
for overseas visitors on short term
basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
A FURNISHED two-bedroom
concrete house situated at Lamaha
Park. Parking space, big yard space,
light, water, phone. Price $60 000
neg. Call 223-2919 or 629-6059.
ONE new one-bedroom
apartment in Georgetown with
inside toilet, bath, wash sink,
kitchen, and dining room for
single female or UG student, etc.
$30 000 per month. 621-4928.
ONE three-bedroom house
to rent (fully grilled). Aubrey
Barker Road, South Ruimveldt
Gardens. Facing Mandela
Avenue. Rental furnished $65
000, unfurnished $45 000.
Contact 218-4142, 616-7994.
EXECUTIVE flat in Central
Georgetown in a prominent
building complex. Over 3 600 sq.
ft. of carpeted floor, (roof space with
communication most if interested),
phone lines, security $150 000.
Wills Realty -227-2612,627-8314.
PRIME location for overseas
visitors. Long or short term rentals.
Self-contained furnished
apartments, toilet & bath, wall to
wall carpet, TV, AC, fridge, etc.,
well-secured, meals can be
arranged only US$100 per week.
Call 222-6708/6510.
LAMAHA Gdns. US$2 500,
(semi- furnished), Bel Air Park -
US$3 000, US$5 000
unfurnished, Queenstown
US$850 (Office), Bel Air Park -
US$1 500, Eccles, furnished -
US$1 500. Sonja 225-7197,
UNFURNISHED concrete 2-
bedroom top flat with 24 hrs
water, AC, phone line, grilled
and parking. Suitable for
residence or business $70 000
monthly situated at 268 Thomas
St., North Cummingsburg
between New Market and
Lamaha St. Tel. 231-1549.
furnished 4-bedroom, master
with AC US$600. THOMAS
STREET: 2-bedroom.
unfurnished top flat $70 000
and a whole 3-bedroom
building. unfurnished $100
000 PLUS many great homes in
Prashad Nagar. University
Gardens, and Bel Air Park with
rents ranging from US$1 500 to
US$5 000 and lots more all over.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124
with Style."
OFFICE Business -
Hadfield St., High St.. Lamaha
St., Eccles Public Rd., Thomas
St., Upper Regent St., Camp St.,
Lombard St., Sheriff St.,
Kingston. Lombard. BONDS/
Bel Air, BV, ECD, .Water St.
Air Springs US$2 000, Dowding
St., Kersaint Park, Lama Ave..
BAP, Public Road, Kitty. SEMI-
FUR. Bel Air Pk, Prashad Nagar,
New Haven, South Ruimveldt
Gdns., Pike St. Contact
AGENCY 226-4362, 621-
8187. 621-4802. Email
Estate at its best. We stock the
most convenient homes for all
diplomatic, and expat. Families.
Subryanville $2 500. Bel Air
Gardens $2 500, Sheriff St./S/
ville $2 500, Bel Air Park/newly
renovated $1 500, Queenstown
Ex. Home $2 500. Eccles -
4-bed US$700, Republic Park
- US$1 500, East La Pent.,
Prashad Nagar US$1 000,
Lamaha Gardens US$2 500,
Bel Air Springs US$2 000,
GuySuCo Gardens US$2 000
fur.. D'Urban Backlands US$1
200 fur., Versailles US$1 000
fur., Le Ressouvenir US$5 000,
Atlantic Ville US$2 000, Atlantic
Gardens US 500. Tel. 642-

2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
88 Middle R., La Penitence -
$25 000 monthly. Tel. 225-
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St., C/ville, G/town. Contact
Ms Dnn on 223-inil nr R12-

45 AUSTIN St., C/ville
recently constructed 2-
bedroom upper flat -furnished,
2-bedroom unfurnished lower
flat. Call 621-6879, 612-7112.
ONE three-bedroom top
flat, semi-furnished.
telephone, parking,
Queenstown $65 000 only
long term tenants considered.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
TWO-STOREY concrete
building 45 x 30, land -
61 x 48, driveway 120 x 8,
amenities. Rental of $75
000. Price neg. After seeing
tel. # 226-3033, 616-5960.
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225
ONE three-bedroom fur.
flat in residential area US$1
300; one three-bedroom semi-
fur. concrete house at Johanna
Cecilia, Essequibo Coast, large
fenced premises water
available fridge stove, etc.,
$50 000; seven-bedroom
house, Tucville $55 000;
three-bedroom house on
double lot, Courida Pk. -
US$500; one five-bedroom fur.
house in residential area -
US$900; one three-bedroom
executive house Bel Air Pk. -
US$1 500; one four-bedroom
house, fur., Nandy Pk. US$1
500; one three-bedroom
house, fur., Republic Pk. US$1
500 neg.: Business place for
rental, Camp St. $70 000;
room suitable for Barber Shop,
etc. $20 000; one seven-room
building suitable for offices or
residence, Lamaha Gardens -
US$3 000; one pristine flat,
suitable for executive type
office. Kingston $160,000; one
three-bedroom semi-fur, top
flat, Queenstown $75 000.
Wills Realty 227-1612. 627-
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
ioffice/residence) US$2 500.
Bel Air Park US$1 500, Kitty
-$60,000, $45,000, US$750
- (FF). US$500- (FiF) Caricom;
GuySuCo Gardens USS1
500. EAST BANK: School -
S120 000, Providence $50
000. Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2
000, Diamond USS1 500.
EAST COAST: Courida Park -
US$3 000 (F/F), Atlantic
Gardens US$5 000, US$2
000/US$1 000/US$500.
Happy Acres- US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, Non Pariel $35
000. Le Ressouvenir US$2
500, Ogle US$700/US$1
000 OFFICES: Central
Georgetown USS4 000,
Georgetown 5100 000/ $60
000, Queenstown US$2 000,
Sheriff US$1 500. North
Road US$1 200, Brickdam -
US$800, bond, restaurants.
etc. Versailles executive -
US$3 000, 3-storeyed
residential/office/bond US$1
500, Prashad Nagar (2-
bedroom) $60 000.

LOT M 23 Chateau
Margot. Price negotiable. Tel.
LAND & house for sale at
Triumph, ECD. Contact R.
Narine at 220-6430.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call. Price negotiable
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
PROPERTY for sale,
between Cummings &
Quamina Streets. Contact 225-

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bedroom concrete house. Call
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.


227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Land at Sheriff St & William Sts.
- $42M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Land at Prado Ville for res. 105

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SALE by owner: Front two-
storey, 4-bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with toilet &
bath, enclosed garage.
Second house both located at
Triumph, ECD. 2-bedroom
house with toilet and bath at Cove
& John. Price negotiable. Tel.

EARTH for sale
delivery to spot. Tel. 626-
A l hniios hnld

2-STOREY concrete
property, 3 bedrooms, large
yard. Two houses from Texaco
on High Street. 231-1996.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Land at Felicity 9.000
sq. ft. each $11M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3846. s!, Air Village, 80 x 125
land -$17M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3886. Bel Air Springs 4-
bedroom house on large land
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. 7-bedroom concrete
house in Lodge, 2-family -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Industry 5-bedroom
wbdden and concrete house -
:TWO-STOREY wooden
building located in Triumph
Backlands on large plot of
land. Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-6586.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. LAND FOR SALE. Land
in Grove H/Scheme for res. -
2-apartment building
located at 169 James and
Curtis Sts., Albouystown.
Contact A. King 225-4443 or
622-7628. Price neg.
CRAIG 2-storey 3-
bedroom house with lot size -
35 x 144, needs work. Asking
$3.5M. Call 225-5591 or 619-
storey concrete building 4-
bedroom. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
house fully grilled in New.
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for bond $30.M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
KERSAINT Park vacant
2-storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
REGENT St. new 3-storey
steel building divided into 4
sections, AC US$1.3M.
Ederson's 226-5496
URGENTLY needed -
buildings to buy/rent
Georgetown, other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496.
storey concrete 4-bedroom
mansion $24M/US$120 000.
Ederson's 226-5496
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey 4-bedroom
building $14M/US$70 000.

ENMORE, Newtown $6.5M
neg. TEL. 226-8148. 625-

Freeman Street, East La
Penitence ( 2 min. walk for
KFC Mandela Avenue). Price -
$4S9M. Contact 223-6435.
Serious enquiries only.
GOOD Hope, E.B. Ebo,
buildings 4 900 sq. ft., land -
44 900 sq. ft. resort $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
5496 ederson@guyana.net.gy
- 227-4040. 628-0796, 611-
3866. 4-storey concrete
.building for office or
commercial use US$650


X 107 $22M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Land to build hotel or school in
Cummings St. $35M.
Alberttown new concrete 5-
bedroom house, second
building $11M neg. 227-4040,
628-0796, 611-3866.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
William St., Civiiie 3-,,d'CCm
house AC, hot and cold -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Mahaicony near Police Station
for business and living $30M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
4-bedroom house in Bel Air
Gdns $90M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
4-bedroom house with business
at $29M in Little Diamond.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Queenstown 5-bedroom wooden
and concrete house with
Driveway $16M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
6 flat apts. building on Erving
St., Queenstown $90M. neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
3-storey concrete commercial
building 12 000 sq. ft. -
US$1.5M .
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
5-bedroom concrete house hot
and cold, AC, and swimming
pool in Houston, EBD $85M
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
4-bedroom house in Diamond
H/Scheme, unpainted $,M
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
4'" St. Alberttown, 3-bedroom
with business at bottom $19M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Vlissengen Road, house 2-
storey for business $52M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Crane H/Scheme, 3-bedroom
concrete house $13.5M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
3-bedroom wooden house on
big land 126 x 81 $40M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
4-bedroom house in Republic
Park (2) $32M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Enachu St., Sec 'K' C/ville, 3-
bedroom house, AC, hot and
cold- $35M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Property for sale Sheriff St. -
3-storey wooden. and concrete
commercial building $65M.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Parade St., Kingston, back lot
driveway $35M.
227-4040, 628-0796. 611-3866.
Peter's Hall, land 47 x 290 -
227-4040, 628-0796. 611-3866.
Land at David Street, Kitty for
res. $23M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Dowding St., Kitty 100 x 56 -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Property for sale 4-bedroom
wooden and concrete house in
good condition $17M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796. 611-3866.
5-bedroom house in Bel Air Park
- $22M neg.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
5-bedroom house concrete in P/
Nagar $28M.

Non Pariel, ECD Public Rd.,
2-storey building. Ideal for
doctor's offices $16M.
Ederson's 226-5496
ROBB St., near Bourda
Market 3 2-storey wooden
Buildings $i30vM neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.,
ECCLES, EBD vacant
large bond 6 000 sq. ft., 25 ft.
high roof $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St., Bourda 2-storey
concrete business 40' x 80',
land- 50'x ;00' -$40M/US$200
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Queenstown, vacant possession
3-bedroom mansion $19M/
US$95 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. ederson@guyana.net.gy
HOPE, EBD River side
business -$12.5M/US$73 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
STATION St. vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom mansion,
bottom business $23M/US$115
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
2-STOREY 2-bedroom
house concrete and wood. Fully
double grilled, fully concreted
yard, 4-side concrete fence 10
t high, double front fence,
chicken pen to accommodate 1
000 chicken. Price $4.5 million
neg. Tel. 270-4213, 647-0489.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland, East Canje phone,
electricity, etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St..
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's Liquor
Restaurant (comer lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of SaleW&
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
PARIKA Reserve Road just
off main road Pet Shop.
Building 3-storey building and
land. Asking $39M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
Campbellville $12M.
Subryanville $25M, Happy
Acres $25M. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency. 225-0545, 642-0636.
PROPERTIES for sale in C/
ville, Kitty, Bel Air, Atlantic Gdns,
and many others at unbeatable
prices. Contact Saberina 223-
457, 642-6084.
DO you have a property to
sell/rent? DeFreitas Associates,
Realtors, Valuators. Tel. 225-
0502, 609-2302.
3-BEDROOM, two-storey
wooden building. Fully grilled,
in Uitvlugt, WCD, downstairs
enclosed for business. Make an
offer, must be sold. No
reasonable offer refused. Call
624-5397 or 444-7595.
.. . . .- - -- -
ONE small one-bedroom
house with hall and kitchen,
large land space. Mon Repos
Railway Embankment, just to
main entrance $1.4M neg.
Owner migrating 621-4928.
Transfer available.
bedrooms, all self-contained/
central air conditioning, panel
walls, hot & cold pressurised and
filtered water system. Mosquito
meshed and fully grilled with
MMC Secured parking and more
- $31.5M neg. 233-2969, 613-
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store. Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank.
eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view to Public
Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park. EBD.
Interested person only to call.
Day 226-7806: evening 225-

GROVE $6.5M & $12M, W.
Ruimveldt- $8M, P/Nagar- $25M.
4928, 648-4799.
Missibie, Port Mourant,
Berbice, including Morning
Glory Liquor Restaurant, three-
bedroom furnished house,
upstairs and downstairs. Contact
AGENCY. We have land for all
application house lots,
housing scheme, residential,
commercial, industrial
agricultural and special
purposes in Regions 2 3 4 5, 6
and 10. Tel. 226-4362, Cell
621-8287, 621-4802 Email
Oronoque St. 80ft. x 40 ft. -
$12M, Duncan St. 120 ft. x 60
ft. $18M, Meadow Brook
Gdns. 11,299 sq. ft. $15M,
David St. 120 ft. x 50 ft. -
$20M, Camp St. 122 ft. x 62
ft. $30M, Water St. 308 ft. x
193 ft. US$1.5M, Oleander
Gdns. 120 ft. x 87 ft. $15M,
Ogle 90 ft. x 60 ft. $6M,
Earl's Court, ECD 8 700 sq. ft.
$5M, La Ressouvenir, ECD -
6 000 sq. ft. $5M each,
Vryheid'sLust, ECD 140 ft 75
ft $17M, Triumph 1 /2 acres -
$16M. Chateau Margot 150 x
40 ft. $3.5M, Craig 10,673
sq. ft. $7.5M, Hope, EBD
10,900 s ft $7.5M, La Union
6,000 sq. ft. $3M, Pouderoyen
300 ft. x48 ft. $3M, BelAir
WCB, 45 acres $3M, Land of
Canaan, 150 acres $140M,
Soesdyke, 200 ft. x 60 ft. $8M,
Susannah Rust, 40 acres, 105
acres $16M, $25M, Strand,
New Amsterdam 18,762 sq ft,
15,115 sq. ft.
HIGH ST. Charlestown,
property on land 31' x 80' -
18M; one two-flat concrete
building on large land, Nismes,
WBD $8.5M; two house lots -
80 x 113, LBI $6M each; one
three-bedroom concrete and
wooden house on 14 000 sq. ft.
of land, LBI $18M; one three-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building in good condition, W/
Rust $22M neg.; one five-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building on double lot, Atlantic
Gardens $20M; one two-
bedroom wooden cottage on
stilts, St. Stephen's Street,
Charlestown $2.8M; one three-
bedroom building on %2 acre
land, Land of Canaan $15M;
one large property on High
Street, ingston 60 x 180 ft. -
$125M; one concrete split level
two-bedroom building on large
land, Canal No. 2, WBD $6M;
one two-flat concrete and
wooden five-bedroom building
in good condition, Bourda -
$16M; one sawmill operation
complete with equipment on
large land by riverside with own
transformer $50M. WILLS
REALTY 227-2612, 627-8314
ONE four-bedroom
concrete building in good
condition, Norton St. $18M;
High St., Charlestown. property
- 31 x 80 $18M n ne. one
two-flat concrete building on
large land, Nismes, WBD $8M;
two house lots 80 x 113 -
$6M; one three-bedroom
concrete and wooden house on
4,000 sq. ft. of land, LBI -
$18M neg.; one three-storey
concrete and wooden building
- $22M, W/Rust; one three-
storey concrete and wooden
building, W/Rust $25M neg.;
one five-bedroom concrete and
wooden building on double lot,
Atlantic Gardens $20M; one
three-storey concrete building
in Central G/town $80M: one
two-bedroom wooden cottage
on stilts, St. Stephen's St.,
Charlestown $2.3M; one
three-bedroom building on '/
acre land, Land of Canaan -
$15M, neg.; one large
property on High St.,
Kingston on land 60 x 180 -
$70M neg.; one concrete split
level two-bedroom house on
large land, Canal No. 2, WBD
- $6M; one concrete and
wooden five-bedroom
building. Bourda $16M,
one sawmill operation,
complete with equipment on
large large land by riverside
with independent
transformers $50M; one
four-bedroom wooden
concrete house, on large
large land. Providence -
$12M neg.; 80 acres of land
@ $4M/$3M, per acre, East
Bank Dem.; one four-bedroom
concrete house two-flat,
Tucville $12M. neg. Wills
Realty 227-2612. 62'7-

MILLION dollars deduction
buying property is a planed
event. Queenstown $11.5M,
Kitty $9.5M, Prashad Nagar -
$12.5M, Sec. 'K' $ 4M,
Meadow Brook $13.5M, South
- $9.8M, Guyhoc Park $8.8M,
Bel Air Park $20M. Call Ms.
Tucker or Mr. Sookdeo Tel. #
231-2064, 52709.
$19M, Bel Air Park $100M,
$50M & $21M, Queenstown -
$14M, C/ville $35M & $12M,
Kitty- $15M, Plaisance- $35M.
Atlantic Gdns $40M, La
Penitence $14M, Mc Doom -
$35M, Charlestown $5.8M,
Uitvlugt $7M, North Rd. -
$40M, Tuschen $7M, etc.
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.

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Happy Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Ogle, Queenstown,
Subryanville, Bel Air
Eccles AA, BB, CC,
Roraima Trust,
Covent Gardens
and many more bargains

227-1988. 270-4470
or 623-6431

ONE new two-flat concrete
building, separate occupancy,
three bedrooms upper, two -
lower, parking for more than one
vehicle, Kitty $13M: one two-
flat concrete and wooden
building, three bedrooms -
upper, two lower, D'Urban St.,
Lodge $6.5M; one two-flat
concrete house, one-family, two
baths, two toilets, modern
kitchen cupboards, two
verandahs, to be sold with/
without furniture, Non Pariel,
ECD $17M neg. Wills Realty-
227-2612, 627-8314.
BUSINESS/residential fully
furnished and air conditioned
four-bedroom property situate at
Lot 2 Public Road, Little
Diamond, East Bank Demerara
with going business, large bond.
Ideal for expansion to provide
minimum of 10 self-contained
rooms with a full Brazilian
Restaurant to after for arriving/
departing Brazilian/other
travellers as well as World Cup
Cricket fans, etc. Price
Negotiable. For serious
enquiries contact owner at
above address or on telephone
numbers (w) 225-5457, (h) 265-
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
TO LET Regent St. US$2 500,
Sheriff St. $80 000 US$2
000, Avenue of Republic US$4
000, Brickdam US$3 000,
Cummings St. US$3 500,
Lombard St. US$1 500,
Alberttown US$1 200,
Charlotte St. US$1 600.
Cummings St. US$1 000,
United Place US$900, High
St., Kingston US$4 000, Camp
St. US$1 000, Bel Air Park -
US$3 500 US$5,000. Bel Air
Springs US700, Lamaha Gdns
- US$3 000, Camp St. $60
000, and more house to let. Call
Future Homes Realty.

COLOURS. TEL. 220-1014.
Grasscutter. Tel. 227-
6012, 218-1711.
LARGE quantities of
mango achar. Call 227-3285
or 623-9852.
1 IRON Boat in working
condition. Contact 619-3090.
# 226- 112.

furniture like new. Phone
SHORT and fluffy
Dachshund adorable pets, 6
weeks old. 220-3324, 648-
NEW Canon Photo
copiers 15 pages per
minutes $15 000. Call
225-2611 '
NEWV' Pioneer DVD
duplicators copies 5 DVDs
simultaneously $169 000.
Call 225-2611.
STALL for sale Bourda
Market, No. 27C. Contact Tel.
Tel. No. 618-2589.
1 set of RAV 4 wheels and
tyres, slightly used, 216 x 70 x
16. Contact 624-3044, 222-
SMALL fridge, queen
size bed, dining set, nibby
chair set, used computer.
Going cheap. 231-5767.
ONE roadside shop
suitable for a variety of small
business. Reasonably offer.
Tel. 270-4596. Ask for S. Baksh.
1 PLUCKING Machine.
1 ' Hp motor in working
condition. Price $60 000.
Tel. 270-421,3, 647-0489.
1 WARDROBE, 1 3-pc
suite, 1 wall divider. Contact
MERCURY for mining
in wholesale & retail
quantities. Call 610-3804.
NEW Briggs & Stratton
Pressure washer 2200 psi
pressure $98 000. Call 225-
CHLORINE tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone 227- (8am 4 pm).
Mon. Fri.
1 STAINLESS steel food
cart, complete with deep fryers.
hot plate and more. Phone
1 DOUBLE BED complete
with iron listing, 1 mattress-
SINGLE BED. Tel. 226-1503,
3- 7 pm.
2" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
located Middle Mazaruni.
Call 223-5050.
1 STEEL boat 96-ft.
length, 14-ft. 6 inches width,
6-ft. depth. Contact 619-3090,
POMPEX and Pekinese
(short-footed dogs), adult and
pups. Owner leaving. Call 227-
622 or 227-6502.
1 20-feet stainless steel
holding room (freezer) with
compressor and blowers. 233-
5859. 623-0501.
RABBITS & Rabbit
meat, live, various ages from
$1 000 each. Meat $500
Ib. Telephone 261-5366.
1 STALE Pool Table. Next
to new, well-kept. Price $ '0
000. Call 629-4236.
LABRADOR Retrieve.
pups. Dewormed and
vaccinated 6 weeks old.
Contact Telephone No. 227-
PHILLIPS 64" flat screen
TV Bose 321 Home
Entertainment System
Series two. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 641-2634.
PARTS for Dryeri/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps.
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician 'available. Call
NEW Dell Dimension
Pent um 4 computers 17"
Black Dell monitors, internet
ready. lyr warranty $98 000.
Call 225-2611.
IMPORTED blood liner
boxer puppies. 2 wks old. Call
645-7649, 223-9927 231-
GLADE, Air Wick and
Febreeze air fresheners for the
car and home. Tel. 216-4384,
Cell 611-8824.
1 NINTENDO Game Cube
-3 controls. 5 games I
memory card. Call 227-3165,

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

LOCUS squared for sale
dimension 50 mm x 175 mm x
2000 mm $200 per BM.
serious buyers will be
acknowledged. Phone # 220-
-600wattSspeaters bOXs tBOO
watts each (speakers, horn,
tweeter, etc) brand new. 622-
0267, 629-2239.
BRAND new Split System
AC 24 000 BTU, 18 000 BTU,
12 000 BTU, fully remote
control. Tel. 226-9029, 225-
2873, 619-8225.
unbelievable cost $118 000,
2 free 2T bottle oil and a file.
Call 276-3626, 609-7625.
STEREO Set complete
amplifier, tape deck/CD player,
mixer, horn at a reasonable
price. Bed, wardrobe, freezer.
Tel. 220-7252.
IBM Think Pad Lap top
P111 500 MHz, 196 MB
RAM, 10 GB H/Drive, CD
ROM, WIN XP $75 000.
Tel. 626-8911.
1 PURE Bred German
Shepherd female. 7 months
and 1 Pure Bred German
Shepherd 19 months. Call
233-5859, 623-0501.
ONE Invacare Homecare
bed, imported in August 2005.
No reasonable offer refused.
Please call telephone number
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
PIT bull pups. 8 wks
old, dewormed and
vaccinated. Tel. 223-
4 X 4 PAJERO, Diesel -
excellent condition; 1 30 Hp
Yamaha Outboard engine; 1
Power Inverter, 1 000 watts.
Tel. 228-2525.
POOLS table, Sony and
Laptop, I-Pod. Digital
Cameras, Video Projectors,
Guitars, etc. Contact Majestic.
Tel, # 226-6432, 623-2477.
DVD Club (1300 DVD & 5000
cassettes). Located at Merriman's
Mall. Contact Ronald 223-0972/
THREE (3) female German
Shepherd pups, fifteen (15)
weeks, old vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact 231-9912,
3 THREE heavy-duty
hair dryers attached with chair.
Call 626-0555 or 225-1208.
Ask for Sharon or Rahanna.
Price going cheap.__
1 DIESEL 3 KVA lighting
plank $200 000, 1 Honda
1000 watt, low noise generator.
Made in Japan, next to new
$751000 portable. Call 629-
bNE Laverda 1 32
Combine with plenty spares
and 1 Fiat Combine with new
tracks. Ready to work in field.
Very. very cheap. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 339-
2437, 339-2254.
Professional auto alternator/
generators, 2 -- 214 Xerox
photocopiers, 1 Pittney Bowes
photocopier, tool bit grinder, 1
hqavy-duty drill press. Tel
BODY parts AT 170, AT
150, AE 91, FB 13, FB 12. ET
176, SV 22, ST182, EP 82,
EP 71, Turbo engines &
transmission, door fender,
windscreens. Contact Eddie's
Auto Spares 227-2835.
treading machine, 1 Wilson 18"
Surfacer & jointer, 1
Da.nckaevts 27" surface, 1 -
Ju.Jior white head tools 12"
surface, 1 Wadkin 18" surface
& jo4nter, 1 Richmond, 2 -
Wadklrt sharpeners, 2 cross
cut"saw, 3 spindle boulders.
1 -'VIWadkin 6-head moulder, 1
J...J.. Smith Co. 5-head
moulder, 1 dust collector, flat
blades, slotted blades, blots
and nuts for slotted blade, V
Joint'& Grove & Tongue Cutter,
Drill press, Grinders, sleeves,
compressor jointers. Tel. 270-
6460, 644-0150, 609-7852.

HOLSTIEN milking cows
and heifers. Contact Mahase,
105 Campbell Ave., C/ville.
2 CEMENT mixer with Lister
engine, 1 3-cyl. Lister diesel
engine 34.5 Hp, 1 part engine
Cummins 855 old model. 624-
--3Wf-. ------- ----
38-FT. BOAT, seine, engine,
ice box. 1 Pool Table, 1 Canter,
1 Nissan Pick Up, 1 Corona Car.
Tel. 275-0344/275-0305
ONE set of 4 original rims
complete with tyres for CRV,
hardly used. Call 629-3281 or
229-6696 after 5 pm.
FOR sale and removal. One
well-kept two-bedroom wooden
house, including grills, sliding
door, etc. Going cheap. Call
622-4488 or 646-8070.
AIR Conditioning Units -
sales, repairs installation, new
unit from $80 000. Contact 622-
7971, 613-9920.
NEW 7 500 watts portable.
Low noise generator, used 2 700
watts generator, new DeWalt
router. Tel. 225-0502, 609-2302.
1 2 500 Watts Yamaha
Generator, 3 piece living room
suite, 1 200 BTU Peake Window
AC, 6.3 cu. ft. double door
fridge. Call 226-1769, 612-
EARTH, sand and reef sand
delivery to spot. We also
specialise in excavating,
grading leveling of land
clearing, pipe laying. Tel. #
229-2520, 619-5660.
1 AVANTI AC Unit 3 000
BTU $45 000; 1 HP Printer -
$19 000; 1 Pentium 2
Computer, mouse & keyboard -
$15 000. Call 226-2053.
BRAND new Amana
portable room air-conditioner.
12 000 BTU and 1 Whirlpool
dryer, super capacity, 1 Tools Of
The Trade pot set 12-pc. Tel.
218-4384, 611-8824.
PUPPIES mixed mostly
German Shepherd, 7 weeks old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
Jean or Jonelle at 70 Victoria
Avenue, AA Eccles Telephone
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery charger;
1 bicycle. Tel. 265-5876.
JOHN Deere 30 KVA diesel
.generator like new, Loveson
0 Hp engine, large compressor
with tank, large grinding
machine with stones. 226-4177,
225-2319, 641-2634.
New AT 192 radiators. Brass and
copper type with full one-year
warranty. Price $48 000. Other
models also available. Call 227-
2844, 8:30 am 5 pm, Mon. -
DELL Computer complete
with printer, etc. Daewoo Fridge,
4-burner stove, sharp microwave,
bar table, other household
items. Claybrick Road,
Goedverwagting, ECD.
Telephone No. 222-2196.
TEL. # 624-7023. KITCHEN
DOOR $21 000, OUTER
$35 000. SINGLE DOOR
$50 000. DOUBLE ARCH
1 000 PIECES new
cellular phone parts and
accessories for all types of
cellular phones included
chargers. All for $300 000. 1
large photocopy machine,
Xerox 5028, needs servicing,
240v $150 000. 1 inter
system consists of 6 complete
computer, complete 1 server,
complete units with all cables
and accessories monitor, CPU,
Printer, Key board, UPC
stabilisers, scanner headphone,
etc. $350 000, lots of extra
spares you can't believe it. 2
round tables, 1 plastic, 1
fibreglass with 1 umbrella $20
000. 1 large metal cabinet two
half doors, 5 shelves, for storage
of stationery $25 000. 2 4-
drawer metal filing cabinet -
$20 000 each. Owner migrating.

200 TRUCK tyre liners, nuw,
size 20 wholesale and retail -
$1 000 each; 1 truck hydraulic
dump pump $50 000; 1 large
pressure washer 220v, 320 --
440v for wash bay $125 000; 1
large water pump, 110 -- 240v
could use pressure tank $30

000; 12-240v '/2 1 PH. Embraca
Compressor for refrigerator $10
000 each. 621-4928.
1 2 000 WATTS transformer,
110v 240v to 110v -$8 000, 1
digital camera used floppy disc,
complete with charger $20
000, 1 16-feet aluminium ladder
in 2 8-feet half new English
made $25 000, 1 4-feet
platform ladder for cleaning -
$10 000, 1 Makita electric chain
saw 110v $26 000, 1 cross cut
saw, 110v Black & Decker $8
000, 1 large drill press Milwakee
Delta, 110 -240v $105 000, 1
bench type drill press, 110v
English $60 000, 1 side and
edge sander, 110v 240v on
stand $30 000, 1 industrial
and commercial Dayton
vacuum cleaner with large dust
bag, 110v $35 000, 1 truck
hydraulic dump pump $40
000, 200 new tyre liners for truck
size 20 $1 00 each, 1 large
fire proof, 1 small iron safe,
need fixing, both $105 000. 1
bench grinder large 110v
$30,000 neg, 10 5-gallon
bucket carpet paste sealed $5
000 per bucket. Owner migrating
- 621-4928.

9024, 621-0637.
TEL. 641-8851.
Model M truck. Tel: 455-
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
ONE 3 2 ton Toyota Dyna
for sale. Contact # 623-0957.
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
unregistered. Price neg.
Contact Ryan 629-7010.
ONE Bedford TL 500
10-ton dump truck, GFF
4370. Call 626-1315.
3600 HONDA $700 000. # 619-
engine, diesel. 624-1147, 225-
1 DODGE Dakota Sport
Extra Cab Pick-up, 20 000 km.
Tel 222-5741- Sally.
MUST be sold- 1 Zx7 NINJA
KAWASAKI. Tel. # 225-5512,
15-SEATER Caravan
minibus. Reasonable priced,
Tel. 220-7252.
1 RZ minibus good working
condition. Tel. 227-7548, 629-
IRZ Long Base, BGG 9639,
top conditions $1.3M. Tel.
626-9780, 662-9215.
ONE Toyota Sera PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Contact Mark 624-1821.
USHA 616-9378.
ONE (1) Four-Runner,
immaculate condition, PHH
series. Call 220-0903, 640-2068.
246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer, excellent condition.
Call 623-3404, 222-6510.
1 MITSUBISHI Canter truck,
Long Base, in good working
condition. Contact 264-239'1,
622-1782 Ravi.
ONE Nissan Sunny wagon,
mag rims, in working condition.
$250 000 or best offer. Tel. 270-
" 4465 or 642-6159.
.TOYOTA Corolla EE 103
Wagon. 1996 Model. Excellent
condition, never registered $1
350 000 negotiable. Contact
276-0245, 628-4197.
'ONE Toyota Hilux Surf
with overhead carriage, mag
rims, crash bar, Toyota winch,
AC, CD. $1.2M neg. Contact
Brian 621-6880, 254-0050.

1 JEEP Wrangler excellent
condition for sale. 1 Jeep
Wrangler shell. Tel. 625-1188.
1 RZ long base mini bus,
working condition, mags,
music, etc. $900 000. Call

1 AT 150 Carina automatic,
excellent condition. Price $450
000 neg. Contact Sandra. Tel.
1 GX 90 TOYOTA Mark 11
(PJJ series). Ha-rdly used,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
chrnme man rime sCDnp nivaer


1 NISSAN B 12 Sunny -
automatic, mag rims, spoiler.
Call 270-4266.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.

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I-UI sale one rour-ooor
Black Toyota Starlet. Contact
Shelly on 225-4492/9404, 8
am 4 pm.
1 4-DOOR Hilux Double
Cab, Pickup, 1997 Model, RZN
167. Call 263-7166, 660-
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims &
Sony CD player. Priced to go. #


1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual
4.1 million. Please contact
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap. Suzuki
Vitara, 4-door. Call 227-5500,
ONE Toyota Single Cab
Pick up left hand drive, 22R
engine $1.5M. 233-5156 or
Immaculate condition.
Vehicle never registered -
$1.8M. Call 225-2611.
TOYOTA AE 81, decent
condition $575 000 neg. 233-
2968, 61.3-6674.
TOYOTA Corona AT 150,
working condition $550 000
neg. Call 254-1201 or 660-1873.
1 TOYOTA Dyna, 3-ton
freezer truck, 1 Hilux 4x4 Extra
Cab Pick up. Tel. 619-6595.
1 RZ Minibus Long Base.
1 Lite Ace small bus. Both in
excellent condition. Phone 268-
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
1 AT 192 Carina A/C, Tape,
alarm, mags, spoiler, PGG
series. Never in hire. Tel. 229-
6271/Cell: 625-5611.
1 TOYOTA RZ diesel
minibus, 15-seater excellent
condition. BJJ 9377. Tel. 223-
4472, 623-6335, 618-4481.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
series, immaculate condition -
$2.4M negotiable. Mint
condition. Contact 276-0245,
CONDITION). CALL 229-6838,
1 ZONG Cheng 125
motorcycle, in excellent
condition. CD series. Price $220
000 neg. Tel. 225-8251, 660-
0452. Contact Gary.
246 Caterpillar Skid,
steer, excellent condition.
Call 623-3404. 222-6510.
ONE 1999 TOYOTA Nadia
P4 fully loaded, hardly
driven. Call 619-8066. Price
1 AT 212 CARINA fully
powered, PJJ series, mags,
CD/tape deck, alarm. Tel, 269-
0773, 624-8428.
1 RZ minibus music,
mags, excellent working
condition $1.1M. Contact
(Convertible) 5-speed 4WD
roller bars, etc. PGG series.
Must sell. 627-7797.

Owner leaving $2.2M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 STARLET 61 Turbo.
Excellent condition. Call 611-
5065, 260-2240 Nick.
1 JIALING 125cc Scooter
motorcycle. Excellent condition.
Price $125 000. Call 629-
good condition mag rims,
stick gear, tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 after hour # 220-
BLACK Honda Vigor, mint
condition, fully loaded, mag
rims, spoiler, music, etc. $950
000 neg. Contact 259-3054,
641-8291, 227-7199.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
1 BLUE Toyota Hilux diesel
2L Turbo 4 x 4, Extra Cab auto,
fully loaded, mags, crash bar,
bed liner, etc. Call 223-5172,
ONE Toyota Starlet,
automatic, price $1 300 000
negotiable. Contact 218-4142.
GIVEAWAY price. 1 Toyota
Levin, excellent condition.
Owner leaving country. Tel. 223-
9316, 643-5431, 615-8920.
AT 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Corolla, EP 92
Starlet 4-door, AT 170 Corona.
Amar 227-2834, Cell 621-
ONE AT 150 Corona stick
gear/front wheel drive, in
good condition. Price $460
000 negotiable. Tel. 621-
3343, 648-8153.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray. dual
air bag, mag rims, etc. -
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
1 NEW Model RZ diesel
3000 CC Turbo. GJJ series,
Long base, never worked hire.
Tel. 220-6699 or 664-3323.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working
condition, needs body work
tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
ONE Coaster bus in
Bood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
ONE (1) Toyota Corolla
Wagon. Perfect working
condition. Contact Denise 226-
9362, 642-8373.
ONE 170 Toyota Carina.
Fully powered, mag rims.
Excellent condition. Tel.
256-3216 or 621-3875.
ONE Toyota AT 192
Carina, in excellent condition.
AC, mag rims. fully powered.
etc. Tel. 256-3216, 621-3875.
TOYOTA Starlet, PJJ series,
fully powered, AC, automatic,
woman driven, low mileage $1
275 000 neg, Call 276-0313.
626-1141- Shahab.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract, 10 tons (3) wheel
roller. 3 tons vibrating roller.
All in .good working
conditions. Call 623-3404,
ONE Toyota Dyna truck
(enclosed), GFF series; in
working condition. First owner.
Price $650 000 transferable.
Call 664-7443.
series, burgundy, automatic,
fully powered, AC, CD player
- $1.2M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902.

Long Base 3 200cc.
2280kg, good condition.
Contact 220-6561, 218-
0901, 225-9080, 226-
0195, 623-8321.
1 AE 100 Corolla,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player, hardly
used. Price $1.1M Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Marinn
Excellent CriGuiLion, remote
start alarm, sound system, mag
rims, spoiler, PGG 930. Tel. #
233-5859, 623-0501, 623-
HILUX Surf 4 x 4 4-door
enclosed $2.4M neg., 1 GJJ
Leyland DAF double axle truck
with hyhab, dump 20-cyd. tray.
Price neg. Call 640-2365.
2000 F-150 XLT Super Cab
4-door 4 x 4, mint condition.
Also genuine automotive
leather for your vehicles
interior/Black available. Call
4-DOOR Toyota Starlet,
new model. Toyota Previa
minivan, DVD & CD player,
power windows, mag rims, etc.
Tel. # 226-9029, 225-2873,
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Colour: Cream Pearl, fully
powered, automatic. mag rims,
alarm, PGG series. Price $850
000 neg. Call 621-5848, 645-
3834, anytime.
PRICE $850 000 NEG.
CONTACT 223-5680, 661-
TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4 x 4 -
5-door, fully powered,
automatic, AC, mags, CD, etc.
very neat and clean interior in
immaculate condition $2 350
000 neg. Call 626-1141 or 276-
CANTER Truck, diesel
engine, double wheel, GHH
series, AC, PS, etc., in
immaculate condition, never
work hire. brand new interior -
$1 250 000 neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141.
TOYOTA Verossa V6 -
hardly used, very low miles,
single owner. Excellent
condition. The ultimate
diplomatic ride. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo for price & viewing -
233-2968, 613-6674.
AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Sprinter &
Corolla, EP 92 Starlet 4-
door, T 100 Toyota Pickup,
Mark 11. Amar #227-2834,
1 929 MAZDA Wagon,
back wheel drive, needs
minor body work, good
working condition $250 000
neg. Contact 233-5133 (w),
233-6250 (h).
TWO Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab Pick-ups, 4-wheel
drive. Series 1998 & 2000.
One Toyota Tundra 4-wheel
drive automatic. Call 629-
4979, 220-7430.
1 TOYOTA Corona AT 170,
EFI, white fully powered
automatic, AC, CD player. Amp
& mag rims. Price $950 000
negotiable. Phone 627-3438.
in immaculate condition;
1 Buick car with AT 170
engine. AE 91, AE 81. Pickup
van etc. all in excellent
condition.. Call: 220-
ONE RAV 4L, PJJ series,
fully loaded, TV, CD, bull
bars, excellent condition,
Woman driven and one
Nissan Single Cab Pickup,
GHH series, excellent
condition. Tel. Bobby 220-
4221, Frankie 266-0309
TOYOTA Hilux Double
Cab Pick-up, PHH Series,
like new, new model. Nissan
Pathfinder 4-door 1996
Model, like new. Honda
Delsol Sport car, BMW 3181
Sport car. 226-4177. 225-
2319, 641-2634.



2 NISSAN Pick-ups, X-
Cab, diesel. 4 x 4! Never
registered. Nissan Primera
car. diesel, fully powered!
Mercedes, 4 x 4, Mitsubishi
L200, Doppel Cab, 4 x 4.
diesel (Pick up) Tel. 623-
5463. 223-9860. 641-9547.
HB 12 Nissan Sunny 14
inches mags. 5-forward.
private $375 000 neg. Tel.
225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
Toyota Sera Sports Car flip
up doors, automatic, mags.
deck, etc. very neat cs,. 225-
9700. 623-972, 233-2336.
J'it behind Brickdam Police
Toyota 4 x 4 Runner top
notch condition Only $2 2M
neg. Tel. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
(12)-seater Toyota Lite Ace
minibus mags. 5-forward, etc.
$450 000 neg. Credit
available. 225-9700, 623-
9972. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
100 Sprinter automatic,
mags, deck, 1 owner, never
worked hire $1.1M neg.
225-9700. 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
Toyota back wheel drive
Wagons, needs spray job.
$250 000 anyone. 1 Carib 4
x 4 Wagon (Sprinter) $675
000 neg. 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
192 PHH series automatic,
mags, CD player, pre-amp
equaliser. Te 225-9700,
623-9972, 233-2336. Just
behind Brick. Police
s. ..... ... ...... .. .... ..... ----- .
ton Canter double wheel
diesel. Credit available. Tel.
225-9700. 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
91 Corolla & Sprinter -
automatic, deck. etc. PKK
series, credit available. Tel.
225-9700, 623-9972. Just
behind Brickdam Station.
DEAL of the week -
Toyota Dyna 2-ton truck,
1997 model, fully powered,
Short Base $1.8M;
Toyota Dyna 1.5-ton truck,
1997 model, fully powered,
Short Base $1 750 000.
Vehicle never registered.
Serious enquiries. Call
TOYOTA Levin AE 110 2-
door sport, sitting on 15"
matching alloys with low
profiles, 4-wheel disc, hid
lights, Pioneer system, 4 AGE
2 V engine, 5-forward
excellent condition, Contact
Mr. Boodhoo for price &
viewing 233-2968, 613-
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4
RUNNER automatic, fully
loaded, CD and cassette
Player, fog lamp, nickel
mags, competition
exhaust, crash bar, side
step bar, brand new looks
and drive. Contact Mr. Khan
Auto Sales 28 'BB' Eccles
EBD. Tel. 233-2336, 623-9972.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra cab
LN 170 diesel Pick-up Grand
Dodge Caravan minivan,
PHH series, like new, BMW
525 car; also Kawasaki Jet
Ski, like new. 750 CC, Honda
CBR RR motor bike 600 cc.
2004 Model. Tel. 226-4177,
641-2634, 225-2319.

NOW available -Nissan
stick gear Station Wagon
four doors for only $475 000
pay down $250 000 and six
months to pay off; Tovot.i
176 Station Wago n
automatic for $750 000 pav
down $500 00(1; La iiie
four-cvl+nder-stick gear lou
$400 000 pay down$ $250
000; AE 91 Sprinter for $600
000. automatic; and many
other. Check with Petes Auto
Sales Lot 2 George Street.
back of the Catholic Church,
in Camp and Hadfield Streets.
Only call 226-9951, 226-
646, 231 _4'A 02 .
RECENT shipment from
Ja.pai/Singapore Toyota
Carina AT 192 $675 000,
Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2 $925
000, Toyota Carina AT 212 -
$850 000, Toyota Corolla AE 111
$850 000, Toyota Corolla
Wagon $450 000, Mitsubishi
Mirage $900 000. Mitsubishi
Galant $1 200 000, Honda
Civic $1 050 000. Mitsubishi
RVR $925 000. Toyota Raum -
$900 000, Toyota IST $1 800
000, Mitsubishi Lancer 2001
Model $1 200 000, Nissan
Sunny $1 300 000, Toyota NZE
121 $1 600 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
wharf! Let us order vehicles
directly from Japan and
Singapore and save you money!
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179.

The place you need
to be when


Please contact us at
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street

'usri behind Brickdam
Police Station

Corolla NZE 121, AE 110. EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab- LN 172,
LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN 107, LN
165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab LN
106, Toyota Hilux Surf- RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192, AT
212, Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50. Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4. ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2 GX
100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.
LN 170 EXTRA CAB; LN 100
4939. A NAME AND A

I RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel
227-7540, 629-3900
NISSAN Pllsir --dooi car
'F) pirayei. Ind'IS, one
owidt, low miles, nlin, asking
S;1 ,'7 000(. Call 225-5591
oi 6 9-'5605.
MUST sell. IRZ minibus,
BFF series $550 000 neg. Tel.
444-3324, 614-4250
ONE Toyota Corolla
Silver Gray for sale by owner.
Interested person only. Call
TOYOTA Corolla AE 100
Burgundy automatic. fully
powered, AC, CD player, PHH -
$1 150 000 neg. 226-6096, 622-
1 AT 170 CORONA (full
light) automatic, EFI mag
rims. Price $850 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400. 621-5902.
fully loaded, alarm, CD. Price
S2.2M. Credit available.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina,
manual, mag rim (new
engine and gear). Price -
$475 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
2 TOYOTA'S Long base
RZ carburetor and EFI, BHH
& BGG series $1.2M &
$1.4M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder.
immaculate condition,
automatic, fully loaded.
crash bar $1.4M. Contact
Rocky- # 225-1400 or 621-
PHH series, burgundy.
automatic, fully powered. AC.
CD player $1.250M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400. 821-
1 HONDA Integra, 5-
speed, gear, fully powered,
mag rims, immaculate
condition $750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 AE 100 Corolla,
automatic, fully powered, AC.
mag rims. CD player, hardly
used. Price $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 HONDA Vigor. executive
type car 4-door, right hand
drive, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims.
alarm, CD player $1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
enclosed 5-door 3Y,
automatic, fully powered,
mags crash bar, roof rack.
immaculate condition. Price
$2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4 X 4, 2-door
enclosed cabin carriage, 3Y,
PGG series, manual, crash
bar. CD player and power
wrench, spring leave back
and front $1.4M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1995 model, PJJ series, 5-door,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, (4 x 4), leather
interior, crash bar, immaculate
condition. Price $4.9M,
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (came
in brand new) automatic,
fully powered, AC, chrome
mag rims, CD player, alarm,
remote start, roof rack, crash
bar. (auto 4 x 4). Price $2.4M.
(Immraculnte condition).
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
4 RZ minibus, BHH series.
cai; eye, 1 AE 100 Sprinter,
PHH series, 1 AE 81 Corolla,
PFF series. Tel. 642-4564,
615-3667, 22'-6209. 269-
i CHEVROLET Silverado
5-door enclosed van.
automatic, 4-wheel drive,
side bars, power steering,
nag wheels, good tyres,
good for interior or tourist trip
- $650 000 neg. 1 automatic
Austin Morris car 4-door
resprayed, never regist~-
from England "_,red,
neg. Own, 750 000
sal- I migrating. Quick
-. 2 1-4928.

100 MK 11 $2.5M, GX 110
MK 11 $4.8M, Celica -
$3.5M, 212 Canna $1.6M,
Honda CRV $3.2M. RAV 4
J $2.8M, Tundra V8 -
$4.5M, AT 170 Carina $950
000, AT 192 $1.5M, AT 192
-$-1 -450000,-Mercedes-
Benz C200, fully loaded
$5.4M. Tel. 225-5512, 621-
2239, 647-0850.


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Owner migrating
Must be sold
Trevor Charles
Price G$2.8M neg.
Tel: 225-55121621-2239/

5204 OR 628-7605.
i iv'E-. MA!PD. CALL
ONE experienced
Backhoe Operator. Contact #
TEL. 227-0018.
18-23 ECCLES
ONE experienced
Excavator Operator. Contact #
1 WAITRESS. Contact
Baby, 1B Shell Rd., Kitty. Tel.
HANDYBOY to work in
yard. Must have reference. Call
LARGE amounts of Red
Cedar paying $200 & up per
B.M. Call 261-3055, 623-
ONE Maid. Must know to
cook Indian dishes. Must have
2 references. Contact 223-
URGENTLY Waitresses at
V eeBes Bar, 37 Sandy
Babb St., Kitty. Attractive
BUILDING for school in
East Bank or West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 223-7226/
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198.
for working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
TUG Captain. Must have
knowledge of Quarry. Call
227-2027. General
Domestic. Call 227-2027.
ONE Cook and Bar
Attendant. Apply at Doc's
Pool 0 : r. 315 Middle St.,
between 10:30 hrs and 12:00
ONE Salesgirl, e,
Cleaner/Packer Age _, 25.
Must be please,' and friend-y
and liv and friend!
and livp on the ECD. Call

ONE Live-in Domestic.
age 18 yrs to 35 yrs. Contact
Lisa 231-8773 or 619-2373.
Salary $16 000 per mth

ONE live-in Maid, 45 -
i0 yrs. Call 226-3944.
1 Barmaid, 1 Waitress.
Good pay Live-in on the
West Coast' Demnerara. Call
629-4236, 628-7737.
HIRE car Drivers to
--drve---a- Frepu able -Taxi
Service. Call 227-0902 or
L.,,'Ju ERS Packers
opposite Ice House, Water
Street. Ask for Shalini.
BABIES to taker care of
when mom is at work.
Reasonable price. Tel. 225-
WANTED urgently
properties for sale and
rental. Contact Saberina.
642-6084, 223-9457.
ONE 4-cylinder LD 20
diesel engine for small
minibus, Nissan. 621-
ONE Hire car Driver to
work car at Taxi Service or
around Georgetown. 621-
URGENT wanted
Waitresses to work-in bar.
Reasonable salary offer. Contact
No. 259-0574.
1 LIVE-IN Maid. Apply to
Bibi Jameel's, 14 Vryheid's
Lust Public Rd., ECD. 220-
RETIRED trained nurse
for evening duty 6:30 pm -
11 pm. Tel. 226-1503 after 3
ONE live-in Maid 30 45
yrs. Preferably form country
area. Tel. 621-3865 or 226-
ONE live-in Domestic/
Nanny. Must like children
preferably from the country
area, age 35 to 45. Tel. 609-
693 ii223-5260.
CC5.,r COUinier servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant,5 commerce St.,
G/town. 9-11 am.
HOUSE in Diamond, new
housing scheme to rent. For
further information, call
telephone number # 261-
COUNTER Clerks with
some experience. Apply in
person with Reference and
Police Clearance to Bish &
Sons, 159 Barr Street. Kitty.
SCRAP metal Propane
cutters now. Water Street,
opposite Ice House. Ask for
Dionne, Shalini.
Apply in person to Regent
Household Electronic at 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel.
No. 227-4402.
Welders. Apply in person to
Regency Suites/Hotel, 98
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-
Rust, Georgetown.
ONE mature male to
work in store. Apply in
person at Alpes Variety
Store, 74 Robb Street,
Lacytown, Georgetown.
Domestic in Trinidad. Must
know to cook, be between the
ages 25 & 28 yrs. Tel. 1-868-
ONE experienced
Supervisor. Apply in person
with written application to
Regent Household Electronic.
143 Regent Road Tel. 227-
DECENT working
female roommate to share
furnished apartment in
wk;>, in nnn in ltirlinn
light & water. Call Sharon
649- 2358.
boys. Apply with written
apolLuiiUi i io Rey enl
Household Electronics. 143
Regent Road.JTel. 227-4402.
COOKS and Waitress to
work at Hotel Purple Heart
Rest. & Bar. Charity
Essequibo Coast Call 225-
2535. 626-6909.

ONE Mechanic to work
ii the Interior. Must have
knowledge of Cat
excavators and Perkins
engines. Call tel. # 225-
2535, 626-6909.
ONE full-time
Gardener/Handvmy n
AP yD ln rpson-to TAay's
onopping Centre. 98
Regent Street,
Salesgirls. Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. Tel. 227-
Guards. Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. Tel. 227-
Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. Tel. 227-
SCRAP industrial
engines (Motors)
obsolete parts, excess
inventory. Call 609-
1758: 641-7257.
ONE Cook. Must
know to cook Indian and
English dishes. Tel. 227-
5585, L-Mart, 183
Quamina Street.
1 COOK and Cleaner,
age 30 years up. Preferably
from Georgetown to work
with a Doctor. Tel. # 225-
6 -8 ---..........--... ......... .. ......... .
Salesgirls & Handyboy.
Apply with written
application to g'; variety
154 ..- Variety
,ture. 154 l'iig St. Tel. 223-
COUNTER Clerks with
some experience. Apply in
person with Reference and
Police Clearance to Bish
& Sons, 159 Barr Street,
Apply in person to Regent
Household Electronic at
143 Regent Road, Bourda.
Tel. No. 227-4402.
ONE Maid for
executive household.
Must know to cook Indian
and grilled foods. 2
references. Contact # 223-
ONE Security Guard to
work from 7 pm to 7 am.
Contact Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280 for more
Salespersons with valid
Driving Licence for Arly's Ice
Cream Distribution. Must
have Police Certificate for
character verification.
Phone 225-7608.
ONE experienced PART-
TIME CUTTER to cut with
electric knife at a garment
factory. Apply in person at
R. Sookral & Sons. 108
Regent Street, Lacytown,
DRIVER. Must possess a
valid truck and tractor
licence. Send applications
or apply in person to
Industrial Fabrications Inc.,
Lot 1 Good Hope,
WANTED one live-in
Domestic with experience.
Contact Donna 662-5033,
between the ages of 25 and
40 yrs.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
between 25 35 yrs.
preferably from country
area. Only live-in need
apply to Purple Shop. 12
Fort St.. Kingston. Tel. 226-
EX P E I N t U
Hairdresser Must know to do
manicure, pedicure. facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please contact.
Tei .23-5252 or 628-3415.
ONE Male o) work in a
grocery stall. Nos. 146 149
Sect.'K'4. Bourda Green.
Must be able to read and
between 18 and 25 yrs.
Contact above or call 227-
6201. 614-6439.

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30,2006

DRIVER with valid
truck Licence between 30
and 40 yrs old. Send
application with 2
references to the
Manager. Kei Shar's, 5
Camp St., G/town.
ONE live-in Domestic to
;,ist in the home Must be
from the cuu.'!'r area. Age
between 19 29 ye,; ..
Apply in person to 305 East
Street, South
C u m m i n g s b u r g
Salesgirls and Handyboys.
Apply with written
application to Regent
Household Electronic at
143 Regent Road Bourda.
Telephone No. 227-4402.
phones, CD ROMS hard
drives, computer power
supplies, mother boards,
scrap computers. We clean
up and dump all waste
electrical equipment. Call
609-1758, 641-7257.
LIVE in staff to do semi
clerical work from East
Berbice & West Essequibo.
Application: Personnel
Manager, Lot D Lamaha
Avenue, Bel Air Park,
Georgetown. Contact
Rafeena on Tel. 225-9404
or 225-4492.
Porters, Salesgirls and
Salesboys. Apply Avinash
Complex, Water Street,
Athina's by the East Coast
Bus Park & Anand's
Regent Street. Contact
226-3361, 227-7829
ONE young and
energetic worker with
practical computer
knowledge, who lives
around G/town. apply with
application to Manager at
Petes Video Club, Lot 2
Geoi^g and Hadfield
Streets. Apply in peiC"2.
HONEST, reliable and
experienced Taxi Drivers to
work in a popular Taxi
Service Fully loaded cars
available, good salary
guaranteed. One reference
required. Must have Hire
Car Licence. Call 226-
0731. anytime.
50 SECURITY Guards for
Baton, Armed and Canine
(Dogs) Division, 2 lorry and
van Drivers to work as Drivers
on contract (like minibus).
Contact The Manager, R.K's
Security Service 125,
Regent Road, Bourda.
LIVE-IN Staff to do
Semi Clerical work from
East Berbice & West
Essequibo. Application:
Personnel Manager, Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park,
G/town. Contact Rafeena
on Tel. # 225-9404 or 225-
LIVE-IN staff to do semi
clerical work from East
Berbice & West Essequibo.
Application: Personnel
Manager, Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park, G/
town. Contact Rafeena on
Tel. # 225-9404 or 225-
3 WELDERS and 3
mechanics, 2 Senior
machinists, ability to work
and supervise, 1 Industrial
Electrician. 1 Workshop
Janitor, send written
application with reference
io Technical Service Inc.
8 23 Industrial Site,
Eccles. E. B. Dem.
SCRAP copper, brass,
aluminium, aluminium tins,
cans, radiators to buy.
Registered & Licensed
Metal Dealer, 223
Wellington Street,
Georgetown (near to Strand
Cinema). Phone 225-6347,
ONE experienced
male or female sewing
machine Operator to
supervise the sewing of
shirts, pants and other
qarments. One
experienced Cutter to cut
with cutting knife at
Sooksons Garment
Factory, above R. Sookraj
& Sons on Regent St.
Attractive salary offered.

Carpenters. Must have
previous experience, and
good working ability in
respective field. Work
available for long periods:
( 1 2 years). Apply in
person with written
application: Shivraj's
Oceanic Villas Inc., Bel Air
Highway, East Coast
n emerara, between the
hours L am and 4 prm,
Monday to Friday.
ONE Secretary/
Assistant. Must be mature,
courteous and efficient.
Possessing a sound
secondary education, good
command of the English
Language and computer
literate. Apply in person
with written application,
curriculum vitae and two
recent references to
Street, South
C u m m i n g s b u r g,
TWO persons to work in
Internet Cafe/DVD Club. Must
have complete knowledge,
ability to work with other, must
minimal supervisor. Must
possess at least three subjects
including Mathematics and
English. Interested persons
can apply in writing to the
Manager, Krystal Clear
Wireless Internet Cafe, 314
Sheriff Street, Campbellville.
male Security Guard and 1
male Receptionist ages, 25 -
55. Must have Secondary
Education and at least 1
year experience in that field.
1 application, 1
recommendation, 1 Police
Clearance. 2 passport pictures
at a Hotel 227 South Rd.,
Lacytown, G/town. # 615-
1237. Night shift only #226-
2852. Interviews 10 am 3
pm Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.


(From back page)
of Courts Pacesetters' shooting forward Stephan Gillis, who
hit two back-to-back three pointers, Guyana could not have
bounced back and suffered their humiliating 25-point defeat
72-47 much to the disappointment of the spectators.
iLew., who thrilled those present, scored 19 points, while he
made three steals and tw6 hlcks. dished out four assists and pulled
down four boards. Christian assisted with 4, !Iur boards and
three steals and Mario Davis 11 points.
Guyana were led by Alwyn Wilson who finished the only
double-digit scorer, with 12 points, six boards and three steals,
Andrew Ifill with eight points and seven boards and Marvin
Hartman eight points.
Leading the attack in the female encounter was Pietra Gay
who scored 23 points, shooting 8/19 from the field, of which two
shots were three-pointers.
The former WNBA player also grabbed nine boards and made
six assists, following suit was Afeisa Noel, who just missed a
triple-double. She scored 23 points, 11/15 from the field, grabbed
13 boards and eight steals. Jowana Ortega, who also shot well,
finished with 18 points and four steals.
Nicola Jacobs led the attack for Guyana with 15 points
and four boards, while Natasha Alder assisted with nine.

WICB clarifies its

financial position

ST JOHN'S, Antigua The
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) wishes to clarify
news items appearing on the
condition of the Board's fi-
"a.CtS fUolowing the appear-

Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or

Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304
gfg( g( m

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

CIRCUIT City Internet
Cafe and Computer
School. Lot 2 D'Edward
Village, W/C/B. All
'nternet facilities,
p h o t o c o p y i n g ,
Scanning and Fax
Services. Tel. # 327-
5369 or 625-7189.

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

in the heart f New
Amsterdarn. Price
reduced drastically
Call 333-2457, 337-
2-STOREY prime
residential pr operty
ituated in C aneefi eld
P a nje Pu b lic Road.
Price 20 million ,
negotiable. o ntact
Tel. 327-7164.

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main and King Streets,
NA. Tel: 333-2880. Gift
Flower and Souvenir
Shop. Main & Vryheid
Streets. # 333-3927

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors,
windows and
mouldings. Pitt Street
P Republic Road, N/A.

JUST arrived Caterpillar
312 & 320 Excavators (long &
short boom); Bulldozers (D 8,
D 10, FD 30, FD 40 and 650
Komatsu Excavators). All sizes
of Road Rollers: One mini bus.
Prices negotiable. A.
Sookram Auto Sales,
D'Edward, WCB. Tel. 327-
5419; 623-9125

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases, f 58
Village, Corentyne,
Berbice. Phone 338-2221.
(David Subnauth).
One Ransom 3 -
Disc Plough, one pair
MF 35-cage wheel. one
35 MF back blade, one
steel rake Call Tel: 333-
1, .LITTL _r Giant
ulcndJlln wi l st 11 criyl;lC
1 48" x 36 Itch
propeller; (1) 3'/" dia x
13 ft 6 ins. propeller
sh'ft; 1 Perkins marine
with t"i nsmission 1 -
Bedford e ine block
with standard c.ran k
shaft and heaa, a
sizes of 3-phasb
motors: cutting torch;
one complete gas
weldiq set; one
37 1 M engine
Tel 333-3226 .

ance of excerpts of the Con-
solidated Financial State-
ments for the year ended
September 30, 2005.
These accounts include the
results of both the West Indies
Cricket Board Inc. (Parent
Company) and ICC Cricket
World Cup West Indies 2007
(its 100% owned Subsidiary).
Tlre ;"rd is currently in-
vesting in preparations for nosi-
ing Cricket World Cup 2007
which is the third largest global
sporting event after FIFA's
Football World Cup and the
Olympic Games and on which
US$22.0 million was invested as
at September 30. 2005.
Due to the accounting
treatment required by Inter-
national Accounting Stan-
dards, these amounts cannot
be reflected as an investment
in the Balance Sheet to be
offset against the revenues
from the event but, rather, are
required to be expensed.
Without these amounts, the
accumulated deficit in the Con-
solidated Accounts would re-
flect US$15 million which has
been fairly constant over the
past four (4) years and which
is not going to increase in the
current financial year.
The Board also wishes to
draw attention to its improved
perfornmnce in the current fi-
nancial year which is expected
to show a break-even position
at year end September 30. 2006.
compared with a loss of US$6.5
million in the prior year.
Additionally, steps have
been taken by the WICB to
reduce costs and to identify
! !::;s ;;f r;ove;nue includ-
ing the Windies Superball
Lottery game to be iauiic.id.
in August 2006, the WICB
Co-branded Credit Card, the
ODI's to be held in conjunc-
tion with the Board of Con-
'-n1 for Cricket in India and
-the ice and merchan-
the licensi.. -romoted
dising programme p.
in connection with Cricket
World Cup 2007.

Celtic begin SPL

defence with easy win
By Kenny MacDonald

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) Scottish champions Celtic
kicked off the defence of their soccer title with a comfort-
able 4-1 home win over Kilmarnock yesterday.
Last season's runners-up Hearts were 2-1 winners at 10-man
Dunfermline with goals from Czech Republic strikers Roman
Bednar and Michal Pospisil.
Polish striker Maciej Zurawski fired the opener for Celtic af-
ter 25 minutes before Czech Jari Jarosik headed a fine second in
the 38th.
Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura cnrl-d 6.... a .g-
nificent thiro w~h a free kick from more than 20 metres with 15
minutes left.
Kilmarnock pulled a goal back when Stevt aismith
cracked a left foot shot high into the net from 10 metres be-
fore Zurawski hit his second with a low shot in the final
minute to complete the scoring.
The win left Celtic manager Gordon Strachan feeling vindi-
cated after mixed fortunes in pre-season.
"We must be the only club in history to start the season un-
der pressure despite winning the league and another trophy (the
League Cup)," Strachan told BBC Radio Scotland.
"We are not panicking. Competitive players need competi-
tive games and we don't take friendlies seriously."
"We gave away a couple of chances ... but luckily we have
a good goalkeeper and good defence. So we are very happy
with the opening win."
In an ill-tempered match against Hearts, Dunfermline had de-
fender Andy Tod sent off. Their assistant manager Craig Robertson
was also sent to the stand.
Hibernian drew 1-1 with Aberdeen, Dundee United were
beaten 2-1 at home to Falkirk, while promoted St Mirren began
their campaign with a 2-1 victory at Inverness Caledonian Thistle
thanks to a double from striker John Sutton.
Rangers begin their campaign today against Motherwell.

Brazil's Zagallo not

calling full time on career

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) Mario Zagallo wants
to continue his career in football despite being fired as
Brazil's technical coordinator earlier last week.
The 74-year-old, who was told on Wednesday he would not
be part of the set-up under new coach Dunga, said on Thursday
he was open to offers.
"I'm not even thinking about retiring," the former Brazil
player and coach told Estado news agency. "Football's in my
blood. I'm open to offers."
"I'm not giving in. I wouldn't be telling the truth if I
said that I wasn't upset. I didn't expect it but life is like
"Now, 'ii fine and I feel I can keep working for a long time
to come."
Zagallo officially retired as a coach when he left Flamengo in
2002. However, the report said he might re-consider.
Zagallo is best known for coaching the memorable Pele-in-
spired team that won the 1970 World Cup. He also coached Bra-
zil in 1974 when they finished fourth, and returned to lead them
in France in 1998 when they were runners-up to the hosts.
As a player, Zagallo won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962.
He was also assistant to Carlos Alberto Parreira when they
-'n their frth world title in 1994.

Guyana assured of squash

gold, three silver.medals

GUYANA'S two top players went down in the Under-19
semifinals, but the team were assured of a gold and three
silver medals in the 24th Junior Caribbean Squash
Championships in progress in Jamaica.
Kristian Jeffrey again lost to arch-rival Chris Binnie of
Jamaica, Friday night, who was due to meet Josh Pinnard of
Trinidad & Tobago in yesterday's final, while on the distaff
side, Kristina King bowed io Nadia McCarthy of Barbados.
J;ffrey went down in straight games 9-3, 9-0, 9-7, and
was due to play Ciif S-fine of the Bahamas in the third place
King also lost in straight games 9-3, 0-1 9-1 and was
due to meet Nakit Poon Kong of Trinidad & TobiiS in
the third place play-off, while McCarthy was down to play
Joanna Scoon of Trinidad & Tobago in the final.
Victoria Arjoon and Mary Fung-A-Fat were due to meet
in an all-Guyana Under-13 Girls final, while Alex Arjoon was
scheduled to take on Diana Venner of the OECS in the Un-
der-15 Boys' final, and Keisha Jeffrey was pitted against Ja-
maican Brooke Burrowesin the Under-15 Girls' final.
In the Under-13 Girls' semifinals, Arjoon beat Charlotte
Snaggs of Trinidad & Tobago in straight games, dropping just
two points in the process and Fung-A-Fat disposed of Asha
Gibbs of Barbados, also in straight games, but conceded one
Alex Arjoon put away Van Rolle of Barbados in
straight games, and Jeffrey took care of compatriot Ashley
Khalil, also in straight games.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 27

ST JOHN'S, Antigua,
(CMC) Trinidad & Tobago
continued their stranglehold
oii Biarbados when they de-
feated them by 46 runs yes-
terday to claim a semifinal
place in the inaugural
Stanford 20/20 Tournament.
Having set Barbados 143 to
win from their 20 overs, the
two-island republic dismissed
their opponents for 96 in 18.2
Nicholas Ramjass captured
three wickets for 14 runs from
3.2 overs and Kieran Pollard
collected three for 17 from three

overs to be the most successful
bowlers for T&T.
Floyd Reifer top-scored for
-Bara6ios;iiilwii6T6inrom 21alls
that contained two fours and
was supported by Jason
Haynes whose 25 came from 28
balls and included four bound-
Given a platform of 69 for
the first wicket from William
Perkins and Mario Belcon, their
youngest two and least experi-
enced batsmen, T&T reached
142 for nine from their 20
Perkins hit five fours and

Olympic champion ...

(From back page)
of the positive test in mid-
Gatlin still decided to com-
pete in the U.S. championships
because he did not believe he
had done anything wrong, a
source said. He successfully de-
fended his 100 metres champi-
onship in Indianapolis.
Gatlin, who tied Asafa
Powell's 100 metres world
record of 9.77 seconds, has not
run since then, saying he had a
leg injury.
But Myler said the B
sample test in July also pro-
duced an unusual level of
A friend said, "Gatlin, had
been crying for days."
"Since learning of the posi-
tive test, I have been doing ev-
erything in my power to find
out what caused this to hap-
pen," Gatlin said in his state-
"I have been and will con-
tinue to cooperate fully with
USADA as it moves forward
with the process it has initiated
and hope that when all the facts
are revealed it will be deter-
mined that I have done nothing

Top U.S. athletics official
Craig Masback said: "USA
Track & Field is gravely con-
Cerned that Justin Gatlin has ;
tested positive for banned sub-
"Justin has been one of the
most visible spokespersons for

winning with integrity in the
sport of track and field, and
throughout his career he has
made clear his willingness to
take responsibility for his ac-
tions," Masback said in a state-
"We hope Justin has not
committed a doping offence,
and we await the completion of
the adjudication process."
Gatlin's previous positive
test for an amphetamine
came at the 2001 U.S. junior
championships. It was con-
tained in prescription medi-
cation he had taken for 10
years to treat a form of atten-
tion deficit disorder.
"That experience made me
even more vigilant to make cer-
Stain that 1 (do) not come into
contact with any banned sub-
stance for any reason whatso-
ever, because any additional
anti-doping rule offence could
mean a lifetime ban from the
sport that I love," Gatlin added
in his statement yesterday.
The IAAF gave him early re-
instatement from a two-year ban in
July 2002 but said a second viola-
tion would lead to a life ban.
"Since the positive test at
the University of Tennessee, I
'have been involved with efforts
to educate people about the
dangers of using drugs and
would never do anything to dis-
appoint my fans and support-
ers," said Gatlin.
"It is simply not consis-
tent with either my character
'or my confidence in my God-
given athletic ability to cheat
in any way."

one six in the top score of 36
that earned him the US$25
000 Man-of-the-Match award
and Belcon struck four fours
in 31 from 32 balls.
lan Bradshaw was the pick
of the Barbados bowlers with
three for 25 from four overs and
Fidel Edwards took two for 32
from his four overs.
Then Samuel Badrce gave
T&T the kind of start to their
defence that they relished, when
he had left-handed opener Mar-
tin Nurse adjudged lbw for four
slogging across the line in the
first over.
Things got worse for Bar-
bados when Dale Richards was
run-out for seven in the fourth
over jogging into the crease at
the bowlers' end and failing to
beat Ricardo Powell's direct hit.
This left Barbados on 17
for two, and Reifer and
Haynes got things rolling for
their side, but the T&T
bowlers were tidy with their
lines and lengths, and gained
great support from their
fielders to mount pressure on
the batsmen.
Haynes was first to crack
under the pressure when he
was caught behind driving
loosely at a delivery outside the
off-stump from Reyad Emrit in
the eighth over.
Antonio Mayers followed

20 overs)
W. Perkins c Reifer b Bradshaw 36
M. Belcon stp. Morris b Benn 31
D. Ganga b Bradshaw 1
R. Powell run-out (Morris) 3
D. Ramdln c wkpr Morris
b Bradshaw 0
S. Babwah c & b Collymore 25
K. Pollard run-out (Collymore) 8
S. Badree c Collymore
b Edwards 5
R. Emrit c Bradshaw
b Edwards 2
M. Dillon not out 8
N. Ramjass not out 8
Extras: (lb-5, w-6, nb-4) 15
Total: (9 wkts, 20 overs) 142
Fall of wickets: 1-69,2-75, 3-79,4-79,
Bowling: Collins 4-0-28-0 (nb-4),
Collymore 4-0-22-1, Edwards 4-0-32-
2 (w-6), Bradshaw 4-0-25-3, Benn 4-

mulllhl .i nIlUd-i lkei.' l ll LUrII
1l i i\ I 11 I i li th ~ ei. ind
V.0hen P,1ll.d hI... I lid RKC lel
.,u|ght Ib h in-J. i-el--i in t *i
wide h.ill. the w rising ,.I on the
a .ill lir the H.i .idb.i.ins The
\ i lK.'n, 1,1 14 iull iii I.' lp \ e
,I I baill,
Earlier. Perkins aund
Belcon gai their side a
bright slarl then lhel put on
69 for the first ickel inside
the firlt nine o ers.
Boih bajmnien pla ed ,oth
enterprise tio ihe piint of In-
peluoil\ hut Il c'arrned .\sa\
in a spell \hlen B.irbado '
claimed five wickets for 16 runs
from 22 balls.
Bradshaw made the break-
through, when he had Perkins
caught close to the wicket in the
ninth over.
Two overs later, Bradshaw
added the wicket T&T captain
Daren Ganga bowled for one by
a well-pitched delivery.
Powell was then run-out
for three in the next over,
when he backed up too far
and failed to get a response
for a single from striker
Belcon, who was dismissed
off the very next delivery,
stumped off Sulieman Benn.
Next over. Denesh Ramdin
was caught behind for nought to
give Bradshaw his third wicket

BARBADOS (target: 143 runs from
20 overs)
M. Nurse Ibw b Badree 4
D. Richards run-out (Powell) 7
J. Haynes c wkpr Ramdin
bEmrit 25
F. Refer c wkpr Ramdin
b Pollard 26
A. Mayers c Ganga b Emrit 6
C. Morris c wkpr Ramdin
b Pollard 9
S. Benn c Ganga b Pollard 0
I. Bradshaw c Belcon b Ramjass 3
P. Collins Ibw b Ramjass 1
F. Edwards b RamJass 5
C. Collymore not out 1
Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-6) 9
Total: (all out, 18.2 overs) 96
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-17, 3-45, 4-60,
5-79,6-82,7-83, 8-86,9-86.
Bowling: Badree 2-0-11-1, Dillon 3-
0-22-0, Babwah 4-0-20-0, Emrit 3-0-
9-2 (w-2), Ramjass 3.2-0-14-3 (w-1),
Pollard 3-0-17-3 (w-3).

tl" o 721


Ricardo Powell receives the Play of the Match check of
USD $10,000.00 from R Allen Stanford.

that left T&T on 85 for five in
the 13th over.
Shazam Babwah then got
T&T moving again with some
audacious strokes particularly
square of the wicket, where he
struck Bradshaw for a couple of
boundaries to get off the mark.
He added 22 for the sixth
wicket with Pollard but he was
one of four wickets that tumbled
for 14 runs in the space of five
overs which destabilised T&T
Pollard was run-out for
eight in the 15th over when he

too failed to respond to a call
for a single from Babwah, whom
Corey Collymore then bril-
liantly caught and bowled for 25
low down on his follow-through
in the 17th over.
The wickets of Samuel
Badree, caught in the deep, and
Emrit, caught at midwicket, in
the 18th over to Edwards, slowed
T&T down but Mervyn Dillon
and Ramjass inched them along
to a total out of the reach of their
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HARARE, (Reuters) Stuart
Matsikenyeri struck a ca-
reer-best-89 from 101 balls to
take Zimbabwe to victory over
Bangladesh in the first one-
day international yesterday.
Zimbabwe struck 248 for
eight in reply to Bangladesh's
246 for seven to win by two
wickets with five balls to spare.
Matsikenyeri scored a

J. Omar c Taylor b Muparwa 8
S. Nafees b Ralnsford 78
A. Ahmed c Taylor b Mupariwa 0
M. Ashrful c Hlgglns
b Msakadza 25
H. Bashar c Chibhabha
bMupariwa 40
A. Kapall st Taylor b Masakadza 23
Raflque bMuparlwa 39
K; ~C udnotout 13
M. Mortza not out 8
Extras (lb6 w-7) 12 Total
(for7wickets, 50 overs) 246
Falkofwickets: 1-15, 2-16, 3-75,4-
Bowling E. Rainsford 10-1-35-1 (w-
3), T.prtwa 10-1-61-4 P. Rinke 7-
00. -H. Masakadza5-0-33-2 (w-2),
P. Ut b10-0-35-0, R. Higgins 7-0-
340 S. Matsikenyeri 1-07-0.
ZIMIaWE innings
VSU*dasb S. Hossain 22

feisty 89 off 101 balls with
seven fours and a six. His pre-
vious highest score was the 73
he made against England in
Bulawayo in 2004-05.
Matslkenyeri and Elton
Chigumbura shared a match-
winning stand of 114 after
Zimbabwe's top order had
Chigumbura clipped his un-

C. Chlbhabha c Omar
b Mortaza 1
P. Rinke c Mashudb Mortaza 10
H. Masakadza c Ashraful
bS. Hossain 7
B.TaylorbRafique 25
S. Matsikenyed c Mortaza
bS.Hossain 89
E. Chigumbura not out 70
P. Utseyab Mortaza 8
R.Higglnslbwb Mortaza 0
T. Mupariwa not out 1
Extra: (lb-4, nb-3, w-8) 15
Total: (for 8wickets,
49.1 overs) 248
Fall of wickets: 1-7,2-38,3-50,4-50,
Bowling M. Mortaza 10-1-41-4 (w-
3), S. Hossain 10-3-34-3 (nb-3, w-
3), A. Razzak 10-1-49-0 (w-2), A.
Ahmed 2.1-0-17-0, M. Raflque 10-
0-50-1, A. Kapall 5-0-36-0, M.
Ashraful 2-0-17-0.

beaten 70 off 68 balls with six off, where Mashrafe Mortaza
fours and a six. held a fine catch.
Opener Shahriar Nafeez Mortaza, another pace
faced 116 balls and hit seven bowler, rekindled
fours and a six in his 78, Bangladesh's hopes when he
Bangladesh's top score, bowled Prosper Utseya (8)
Pace bowler Tawanda
Mupariwa took four for 61,
improving on the career-best
figures of three for 19 he took
against Bermuda in Trinidad in
Bangladesh slipped to 16
for two before Nafeez put on
59 for the third wicket with
Mohammad Ashraful, who
scored 25.
Habibul Bashar, who
scored 40, helped Nafeez add
71 for the fourth wicket.
In reply, Zimbabwe
slumped to 50 for four before
Taylor and Matsikenyeri
shared 51 runs to steady the Stuart Matsikenyerl takes off
innings. for a run on the way to his 89
Matsikenyeri and against Bangladesh.(Yahoo
Chigumbura came together in Sport)
the 26th over and they made
steady progress until the and trapped Ryan Higgins
46th over, when (0) in front with consecutive
Matsikenyeri heaved a deliv- deliveries in the 49th over,
ery from pace bowler leaving Zimbabwe to score
Shahadat Hossain to long- five runs off nine balls.

Nw Zealand edge Australia in Tri-Nations

S By Julian Linden

BRISBANE, Australia
(Reuters) A moment of in-
dividual brilliance from Joe
Rokocoko and a superb de-
fensive effort from his team
mates combined to steer New
Zealand to a 13-9 win over
Australia in the Tri-Nations
rugby yesterday.
Rokocoko beat two tacklers
in a blistering run to the line
early in the first half to score
the only try of an absorbing
match that was decided in New
Zealand's favour by the ever-
reliable boot of flyhalf Daniel
Carter converted
Rokocoko's try from out wide
then added a penalty and a drop
goal to keep New Zealand in
front and enable the All Blacks
to extend their lead in the Tri-
Nations and retain the Bledisloe
Australia's points came
from three Stirling Mortlock
penalties as the Wallabies
failed to score a try in a test
for the first time since their
18-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin
in November 2002.

"That was a great test
match, it was like a game of
chess," New Zealand coach
Graham Henry said.
"We're very pleased to
come away with the win but I
think both teams can be very
happy about the way they
Australia certainly played
much better than in their 32-12
loss to New Zealand in
Christchurch three weeks ago
and created several half-chances
in the last quarter of the game
but could not find a way
through the resolute New
Zealand defence.
"It was a game that we
could have won, but in saying
that, I'm not taking anything
from New Zealand's win," Aus-
tralia coach John Connolly said.
"Nuw Zealand are a great
side and it's their time at the
moment but I think we showed
tonight we're not too far away."
Australia opened the scor-
ing in the ninth minute with
Mortlock's first penalty but
surrendered the lead within 70
seconds when Rokocoko
brushed off the attempted tackle
of flanker Rocky Elsom then

dashed down the left touchline
before stepping inside fullback
Chris Latham to chalk up his
31st try in 34 test appearances.
Carter landed the angled
conversion then added a penalty
as New Zealand began to stamp
their authority on the match and
briefly threatened to run away
with the game.
The Australian forwards,
who were decimated by the
New Zealand pack in
Christchurch, once again
struggled in the scrums but
dominated the lineouts, winning
six of New Zealand's throws.
There were some worry-
ing signs in the Australian
defence as Carter fended off
two would-be tacklers and
Rico Gear squandered an
overlap by going alone but
the Australians survived and
kicked a second penalty
through Mortlock to go to the
break trailing 10-6.
New Zealand went further
ahead when Carter snapped a
drop goal off his left foot mid-
way through the second half but

Mortlock brought the margin
back to four points with his
third penalty, setting the stage
for the final quarter, with both
teams throwing everything at
each other without scoring.
"We had to dig pretty deep
there at the end but it just goes
to show defence wins you
games," said All Blacks captain
Richie McCaw, who was a
unanimous choice as man-of-
"We came up a bit short
but it wasn't through a lack
of effort," replied Wallabies
captain George Gregan.
"Sport is all about winning
and we're bitterly disappointed
that we lost but we can be
proud of the way we played."
New Zealand's win was
their third in as many matches
of this year's Tri-Nations and
lifted them to 13 points in the
standings with Australia on six
and South Africa yet to register
a point after two defeats.
Australia host the
Springboks in Sydney next

JOE Rokocoko's solo try was the difference against
Australia. .

Chigumbura ended the
match four balls later when
he smashed a delivery from
medium pacer Aftab Ahmed

through mid-wicket for four.
The second game in the five-
match series will be played at
the same venue today.

Ferguson was

reason I left


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By Mark Elkington

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -
Dutch striker Ruud van
Nistelrooy has said the
breakdown of his relation-
ship with manager Alex
Ferguson was the reason for
him seeking out a move to
Real Madrid from Manches-
ter United.
"My relationship with
Ferguson had ended which was
very painful. He did a lot for
me, waiting for me while I was
injured then giving me the
chance to play and giving me
confidence," van Nistelrooy
told a news conference at the
Bernabeu on Friday.
"But what happened, hap-
pened. A good relationship
ended. It was very disappoint-
ing for me."
The 30-year-old signed a
three-year contract with the
Primera Liga club after passing
a medical earlier on Friday. No
fee was officially disclosed but
Spanish media reported it was
about 15 million euros ($19.12
Signing van Nistelrooy
for United from PSV
Eindhoven had been a per-
sonal quest for Ferguson who
pressed ahead with the move
even after the striker failed
a medical in April 2000.
The Dutchman then sus-
tained a serious cruciate liga-
ment injury while training with
PSV a few days later but United
stood by him and he eventually
joined for a then-British record
fee of 19 million pounds
($35.39 million) in 2001.
He went on to score 150
goals for the club but fell out of
favour at United last season as
Ferguson increasingly selected
Frenchman Louis Saha to part-
ner Wayne Rooney in attack.
The final straw came, van
Nistelroov said, with his omis-
sion from the team for the
League Cup final.
The striker, who scored 20
goals or more in four of his five
se isons at i "I t';': "l put in

1 finai!l decided mly t ine
\i ovet 'li1'i-r the (Le.ague) Cup
!n;l," he <,aid. "That w\as when
1 became unhappy. It haid noth-
Ing io do \\illi the club or the
falns. 11 \;s; l; e rIelationship
\il[ ilth ie imi i,-er lthal broke. I

thought it was best to leave."
"I had an incredible five
years in Manchester and I will
always remember my time there
and the unconditional support
from the fans."
van Nistelrooy said he did
not bear a grudge with Ferguson
over the situation.
"I never got to say goodbye
to Ferguson but there is plenty
of time for that. I owe him a lot

and that is why it was so pain-
Looking ahead van
Nistelrooy said he was excited
about linking up with former
team mate David Beckham.
"It will be great to be re-
united with him. I had two
years with him at United be-
fore he left and I missed him
as a person and a player," he
"I am keen to come here and
to show my qualities."
Real president Ramon
Calderon said: "We are delighted
to be able to complete the sign-
ing of another player requested
by our coach Fabio Capello. He
is a goal0scoring machine with
great technical abilities, good
with his head and both feet.
"This won't be the last
time we are up here presenting
players. We are making a great
effort to construct a winning
team to break this run of three
seasons without a trophy."
van Nistelrooy is Real's
.ni---;o i fi l11n uider' their new
president following it; i;
World Cup-winning captain
and defender Fabio
Cannavaro and Brayil
midfielder EImerson.
The l)utchmean now faces
the challenge of conipetiiin
with Raul. Robinho. Julio
Baptista, Antonio Cassano
and Ronaldo for a place in
the Real atit t'k: .

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 29

Panesar and Harmison bowl England to crushing victory

By Tony Lawrence

(Reuters) Spinner Monty
Panesar destroyed Pakistan's
top order to inspire England
to a crushing innings and
120-run defeat on the third
day of the second Test yes-
The left-arm spinner, who
has rapidly gained cult status
among England fans, took five
for 72 as Pakistan, 342 runs
behind after the first innings,
were dismissed for 222 in the
final session of the day at Old
Strike bowler Steve
Harmison, who took a remark-
able six for 19 in the first in-
nings, swept away the .lower
order with five for 52 and
claimed the first 10-wicket haul
of his Test career.
He was also the first
bowler to take 10 wickets in an
Old Trafford Test since Jim
Laker's extraordinary 10 for 90
against Australia 50 years ago.
No other England bowler took
a wicket in the entire match.
"It wasn't far off the per-
fect game, to be honest," said
England skipper Andrew
St:auss. "If you had to write
down on a piece of paper how
you wanted to win a Test
match that would have been
pretty similar to what hap-
pened this week. It was a
pretty easy game to captain.
'The bowlers were fantas-
tic, Steve in the first innings and
Monty applied some great
pressure in both the first and
second. The way he ap-
proached his work was first
rate. That was crucial as well,
while the batters did a really
clinical job in compiling a big

The 24-year-old Panesar.
-turning-the-bat-sharlply- and ex-
tracting surprising bounce,
snared Pakistan's key men,
Mohammad Yousuf (15) and
skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq (13), in
the space of three overs in the
afternoon before adding vice-
captain Younis Khan (62) to his
list of victims.
He got Yousuf for the sec-
ond time in the match and the
third time in three innings
with the first ball after lunch.
Yousuf, who had saved Pa-
kistan in the first Test with a
double century, was lured for-
ward and beaten by the spin,
leaving his back toe on the line
just outside his crease as Geraint
Jones neatly clipped off the
Inzamam did not even get
that far. He appeared to have
survived a barrage from strike
bowler Harmison when he fell
victim to a wretched piece of
luck, dabbing a ball from Panesar
down onto his boot and straight
to Alastair Cook at silly mid-off.

Younis, unsettled by
Panesar's spin with one delivery
even spinning past both the edge
and the wicketkeeper straight to
first slip, fatally opted to pad up
to an arm ball and went Ibw.
The players returned from
an early tea provoked by light
rain and Panesar, cheered on by
his personal fan club of 17 000
people, immediately returned to
centre stage with a classic left-
armer's dismissal.
Faisal Iqbal (3) pushed
forward to a ball pitching on
his leg stump, the ball zipped
off the surface and the edge
carried to a delighted Marcus
Trescothick at first slip to
make it 174 for six.

Harmuison then barged back
into-the picture, chipping-in
with two wickets in three balls
and three wickets for four runs.
Shahid Afridi snicked behind al-
ter a cameo run-a-ball 17 and
Mohammad Sami slogged
wildly and went in similar fash-
ion for a senseless duck before
the innings ended.
Harmison had broken
through in the morning with a
brute of a delivery to dismiss
Kamran Akmal (4) after Paki-
stan resumed on 12 without
The ball cut in off the
seam and reared towards
Akmal's throat before being

PAKISTAN 1st Innings 119 (S.
Harmison 6-19)
England 1st Innings 461 for 9 decl.
(A. Cook 127, 1. Bell 106 n.o.)
Pakistan 2nd innings (o/n 12-0)
K. Akmal c G. Jones
b Harmlson 4
I. Farhat c Bell b Panesar 34
Y. Khan Ibw b Panesar 62
M. Yousuf stG. Jones
b Panesar 15
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Cook
bPanesar 13
F. Iqbal c Trescothick
b Panesar 29

pouched off the glove by
(eraint .Jones.
Panesar, replacing the strug-
gling Matlhew lloggard at the
Brian Stathami End, then struck
in his fourth over with the
wicket of the left-handed Imran
Farhat like Geraint Jones
playing with a finger fracture af-
ter hurting himself on Friday.
Flicking at a full-length ball,
he inside-edged onto his pad and
into lan Bell's hands at short leg
to depart for a duck.
England now lead the
four-match series 1-0 with the
next game starting at
Headingley in Leeds on Fri-
day, August 4.

A. Razzaq c G. Jones
bHarmison 13
S. Afridi c Strauss b Harmison 17
M. Sami c G. Jones b Harmison 0
U. Gul c G. Jones b Harmison 13
D. Kaneria not out 4
Extras: (b-4, Ib-4, nb-4, w-6) 18
Total: (all out, 67.1 overs) 222
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-60, 3-101, 4-
Bowling M. Hoggard 14-2-52-0 (nb-
3, w-2), S. Harmison 18.1-3-57-5 (w-
3), S. Mahmood 6-1-22-0 (nb-1), M.
Panesar 27-4-72-5, K. Pietersen 2-0-

England's matchwinners, Monty Panesar and Steve
Harmison, lap up the acclaim. (Yahoo Sport).

Records tumble as Jayawardene

hits brilliant 374

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Sri Lanka captain
Mahela Jayawardene scored
a magnificent 374 and helped
to break the record for the
highest partnership in Test
cricket on the third day of the
first Test against South Africa
Jayawardene's marathon
innings, the highest ever score
by a Sri Lankan and the fourth
highest in the all-time individual
innings list, guided his team to
a formidable 756 for five de-
The host's massive score.
the second largest in history by
Sri Lanka. left South Africa fac-
ing a daunting 587-run deficit
with 6-1/2 sessions left in the
However,. hle tourist's longw

fight for survival started well
with openers Andrew Hall (13
not out) and Jacques Rudolph
(24 not out). standing in for the
indisposed Herschelle Gibbs,
finishing on 43 without loss at
the close.
Jayawardener compiled a
624-run stand spanning 160.3
overs with left-hander Kumar
Sangakkara before Andrew
Hall finally found the outside
edge of the latter's bat with a
full-length reverse-swinging
The previous 576-run
record set by compatriots
Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan
Mahanama against India in 1997
was broken as wicketkecper
Mark Boucher conceded four
byes down the le-, side off the
bowling of lefl-aril spinner

Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd reaction
as he walks back after being dismissed for 374. (Yahoo

Nicky Boje.
Celebrated with firecrackers
around the Sinhalese Sports
Club Ground. the new mile-
stone was reached with
Jayawardene on 278 and
Sangakkara on 273. The partner-
ship was also the highest ever
stand in first-class cricket.
When he was finally
bowled by an Andre Nel de-
livery that kept low, the 29-
year-old Jayawardene, who
also passed 6 000 Test runs
during his innings, had faced
572 balls and hit a total of 43
boundaries and one six.
His elegant innings was all
the more remarkable for the fact
that he did not offer South
Africa's fielders a single chance
and was only rarely beaten, his
biggest scare before his eventual
downfall being a Ihw appeal
from Makhaya Ntini that was
slipping down the leg side.

The crowd had swollen
Throughout lhe afternoon as
spectators senCsed an opportu-
nity to walch Jayaw\ardelne
break Brian Lara's reccord Test
score of 400. Bul the carnival anl-
ilosphere \\as punclured whenl
his olf stump \\;as knocked back
shortll aflcr South \Africa look
ilie secollnd ne\\ ball.

SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 169 (A.
de Villiers 65; M. Muralitharan 4-41,
D. Fernando 4-48)
SRI LANKA Ist innings (o/n 485-2)
U. Tharanga c Boucher b Steyn 7
S. Jayasuriya Ibw h Steyn
K. Sangakkmaia c Bouche
b Hall 287
M. Jayawaidene b NOl 374
T. Dilshan Ibw b Steyn 45
C. Kapugederan not out 1
Extras: (b-17, lb-5 nb-8 w-8) 38
Total: (for 5 wickets decl., 185.1
overs) 756
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-14, 3-638, 4-
Bowling M. Ntini 31-3-97-0 (nb-1),

The previous highest score
by a Sri Lankan was the 340
scored by Jayasuriya against
India in 1997 at Premadasa In-
ternational Stadium.
Jayawardene and
Sangakkara also became only
the second pair in Test his-
tory to score 250's in the
same innings after Gary So-
bers and Conrad Hunte for
West Indies against Pakistan
in 1957-58.
Sangakkara's 287, also a per-
sonal best after his 270 against
Zimbabwe in 2004, spanned a
total of 457 deliveries and in-
cluded 35 boundaries.
Middle order batsman
Tillakaratne Dilshan. forced to
wait over 11 hours with his
pads on in the dressing room.
assisted Jayawardene with an
industrious 45 during a fourth-
wicket stand that yielded 113
Pacemnan Date Secyn proved
the most successful bowler,
claiming three for 129 from 26
overs. but it was left-arm spin-
ner Nicks Boje w\ho provided
the greatest threat throughout
the innings.
However despite maintain-
ing a disciplined line and turn-
ing the odd ball sharply, Boje
finished wicketless with 0-221
froUl 65 overs of hard toil.

D. Steyn 26-1-129-3 (nb-6. w-2). A.
Nel 25.1-2-114-1 (nb-1, w-1). A.
Hall 25-2-99-1. N. Boje 65-5-221-0,
J. Rudolph 7-0-45-0, A. Prince 2 -
0 7 0 (w-1) A. de Villiers 4-0-22-
SOU rH AFRICA 2nd innings
,!. Rudolph not out 24
A. Hall not out 13
Extsias: (nb-6) 6
Total: (for no loss. 15 overs) 43
Fall of wickets:Nil
Bowling L. Malinga 4-0-22-0 (nb-2), F.
Maharoof 3-0-9-0 (nb-3), D.
Fernando 3-1-2-0 (nb-1), M.
Muralitharan 4-1-10-0, T. Dilshan 1-1-

List of highest

individual Test


LONDON, England (Reuters) Top 10 individual Test in-
nings after Sri Lanka's Malela Jayawardene scored 374
in the first Test against South Africa yesterday the
fourth highest score in history.
(Read as total runs, player, team. opposition, venue and year)
1. 400* Brian Lara (West Indies) v England, S! John's 2003/
2. 380 Matthew Hayden (Australia) v Zimbabwe. Perth 2003/
3. 375 Brian Lara (West Indies) v England, SI John's 1993/94
4. 374 Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) v Soulli Alfrica. Co-
lombo 2006
5. 365* Gary Sobers (West Indies) v Pakistan. KinlIslon 1957/
6. 364 Leonard .ititlon (ngland) v Australia, The Oval 19I38
7. 340 Sanalh Jaiyasuriya (Sri Ianka) v India. Colombo 1997/
8. 337 la-nif Molammal Pakistan) \West Indies.
Bridgtclwn 1957/58
9. 336* Wally lHaminiond (Lnglandj)v New /calandil. Auckland
=10. 334* Mark Taylor (Australia) v Pakistan. Peshawar 1998/
99 =10. 334 Donald Bradman (Australia) v England. Leeds
denotes unbeaten innings

30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

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McKinnon drives home winner as Guyana beat

St Lucia 3-

By Isaiah Chappelle

OVERSEAS-based midfielder
Kayode McKinnon drove
home a stoppage-time winner
for Guyana's 3-2 triumph in
the first encounter of the
Digicel warm-up two-match
series with St Lucia at the
Mackenzie Sports Club
(MSC) ground, Linden,
Friday night.
Each half belonged to
different sides with overseas-
based striker Randolph Jerome
and former National captain
Neil Hernandez striking for
Guyana in the first half and
Titus Elva and Levi Gilbert
responding for St Lucia in the
second half.
Technical Director Jamal
Shabazz of Trinidad & Tobago
told Chronicle Sport that the
team did well in the first half
and got a scare in the second.
"It was a bit scary when we
took off Jerome, Anthony
Abrams and Hernandez. The
game dropped with the
substitutions. It shows we need
more depth to play the top
teams in the Caribbean."

Shabazz said he had to
make the changes and see



more players in competition
at the international level.
"Though the game was
important for FIFA rankings,
more important is the
preparation for the Digicel Cup
championships in September."

St Lucia's assistant coach
Dudley Foster said the visitors
had problems in their
"Part of the team came in
just this (Friday) morning then
we had to travel for two hours
to the game venue. They had
little or no sleep so we had a
disappointing first half. Then
we did what we had to do and
took the attack to the Guyanese
and it worked for us. But we
conceded a poor goal that cost
us the game."
Within five minutes of play,
Guyana forced the first comer
which resulted in the first goal.
Kayode floated the ball nicely
from the left corner flag and
Jerome cannoned the ball inside
the box to rock the eastern net.
The local team forced six
covers in the half against none
for the visitors, and nine
minutes later, from a similar
corner taken by McKinnon,
goalkeeper Giovanni Deteurville
was sent into action to effect a
good save a close range head
It was after more than 20
minutes play that St Lucia

made one of three inroads in
Guyana's half, but signalled

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that the home team's defence
was suspect, as a striker got
past captain Charles Pollard
to fire to goal.
But Guyana continued
dominating the run of play and
in the 29th minute, McKinnon

took another corner kick from
the left and mid-fielder
Hernandez headed home to the
far corer to give the team a
comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime.
The hosts controlled the first
ten minutes of play after the
resumption and seven minutes into
the half, Jerome collected the ball
on the left wing, cared it to outside
the box, crossed beautifully, but
Abrams, alone in front of the goal,
did not take it well, losing control
and messing the simer
Shortly, after Guyana
forced the first of three corners
in the half. But their last real
inroad was getting a direct free
kick at the left of the box.
McKinnon sent a beauty to the
far 'V' and Deteurville barely
tipped the ball away.
St Lucia began
countering more frequently
and the defence was caught
flat-footed several times. In
the 62nd minute, Elva raced
past wingback Walter Moore,
fired from five metres out and
the ball zoomed under a
diving Richard Reynolds.
Five minutes later, Gregory
Richardson ran on for Jerome,

Codrington for Abrams and
England-born Fabian Brown for
Hernandez. But the changes did
not stop the flow of St Lucia's
attacks. And in the 70th minute,
Pollard and Moore lapsed and
as goalkeeper Reynolds
advanced, Gilbert floated the
ball over their heads for the
Both St Lucia and Guyana
injected fresh legs ten
minutes later. Former
National Under-17 captain
Konata Mannings ran on for
mid-fielder Shawn Beveney.
And just at the start of
stoppage time, Richardson was
brought down on top of the box
and McKinnon sealed victory,
slicing through the crowd with
the direct free kick.
Earlier, the National Under-
17 squad and an Upper
Demerara Under-18/Under-20
combination played to a
goalless draw.
The second international
encounter is billed for the
GFC ground, Bourda, this
evening at 20:00 h and the
supporting match will
showcase women players at

Brown gets rare sprint gold for Jamaica at CAC Games

Four boxers clinch

$10 000 vouchers in

Stabroek Square


By Isaiah Chappelle

FOUR amateur pugilists
boxed their way to $10 000
vouchers in the well-received
Stabroek Square exhibition
card, staged by the Guyana
Amateur Boxing Association
(GABA), Friday afternoon,
ahead of next week's
National Open
Imran Khan of Harpy
Eagles (HE), Dexter Wray of
Ricola, Kevin Persaud of
Essequibo and Colin Hercules
of Forgotten Youth Foundation
(FYF) were adjudged the most
outstanding boxers in the 17-
bout card that attracted a huge
They each received
vouchers donated by sponsor,
Kissoon's Group of

Companies, while each boxer
appearing in the ring, got a
packet of Wheat Up porridge
mix from NAMILCO. The
other sponsor was Ansa McAl
Trading, while the City
Constabulary provided security.
Jared Kissoon pledged
continued support from the
furniture giant, who provided
the ring accessories.
Mayor Hamilton said it
was a good move to take the
exhibition card to Stabroek
Square, to whip up interest in
the sport again.
"Out of this humble effort.
wv, hope it will bring out some
world champions."
The exhibition card was a
prelude to the National Open
championships, to be staged at
the National Gymnasium from
Friday next for three nights.

Imran Khan and Darrel Forde open the Stabroek Square
boxing with a heated exchange. (Delano Williams

CARTAGENA, Colombia,
(CMC) Xavier Brown
produced a terrific finish for
the 200-metre gold medal on
Friday night that gave
Jamaica a rare men's sprint
success at the Central
American and Caribbean

GABA president Affeeze
Khan told Chronicle Sport that
as part of the expansion drive,
boxing gear would be presented
to the City Constabulary on
Wednesday, and that afternoon,
a Buxton gym under former
National coach Evan Parris
would, also, get a similar
The afternoon began with
Under-15 boxer Khan using
his reach effectively to land
some telling jabs and some
left-right combinations on
gym-mate Darrel Forde. The
latter was noticeably worn out
in the second and final round.
By that time, persons on their
way from work stopped and took
in the entertaining bouts, especially
the ones with the peewee boxers.
And by the eighth bout, Hercules
added more excitement, unleashing
some flurries to head of the taller
Anthony Wilson to the delight of
the crowd, who went wild when
he dodged some counter-shots and
answered with more shots to head.
Round two began with
heated exchanges, but
Hercules dominated with
some wicked right hooks to
head, sending the crowd wild
with excitement again.
)clon Allicock put up a;
polshlied perC'oriiancic against
lhe allttacking l:saun Rose. who
cornered himn on the ropes witll
a flurry of punches, but thelc
south-paw skilfully spun out
and countered with shots to
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and he hit the canvas. Allicock
did go down in the second
round but it was ruled a slip.
The Stabroek Square is
also earmarked for another
exhibition card in September.

(CAC) Games.
Brown's strong finish
landed him the gold medal in the
half-lap race in 20.74 seconds
for Jamaica's first men's sprint
title at the CAC Games since
Les Laing won the 200 metres
in 1954 in Mexico.
Outside of track and field,
Trinidad and Tobago collected
silver medals in men's hockey
and boxing, where the US Virgin
Islands also picked up a silver
medal through their light
welterweight Hugo Moolenaar.
The Cubans, already with
the most gold medals entering
day 13, moved impressively to
the top in the medal count,
surpassing Mexico with medals
won overall as well.
The Cubans have a massive
123 gold medals, 78 silver and
51 bronze for a total of 252.
The Mexicans have 248
medals, 94 gold, 78 silver and 76
bronze, followed by Colombia
(67-63-67) and Venezuela (46-
The Jamaicans climbed
one place up to seventh with
seven gold, five silver and six
bronze and lead the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) countries,
ahead of Barbados (6-2-10) in
eighth and Trinidad and
Tobago (1-5-11) in 13th
Only 0.12 seconds
separated the first four finishers
in the men's 200-metre final.
Barbadian Andrew Hinds
got a fast start and came off the
turn into the straightaway with
a clear lead. but he faded as
Hiowvn Antir1.an Ir.'ndin
Christian and Colombia's
lloward MurNillo came rushing
Brown, who finished third
lo Asal'a Powell and Ricardo

National Championship in
Kingston last month, made
telling acceleration in the last 20
metres to snatch victory, ahead
of Murillo (20.78). with Hinds
taking the bronze in 20.83.

Christian took fourth in
20.86 and Dominica's Chris
Lloyd was fifth in 21.06.
There was only one other
medal for the English-speaking
Caribbean at the Pedro de
Heredia Athletics Stadium on
Friday night, going to Barbadian
Keisha Walkes in the women's
Walkes had a best throw
of 48.10 metres behind
champion Yania Serrales
(58.70) and Yarelis Barrios
(58.22) as the Cubans
registered another one of
their many gold-silver sweeps
in track and field this past
Panamanian world leader
Irving Saladino did not
disappoint and captured the
men's long jump easily at 8.29
metres ahead of Cuban legend
Ivan Pedrozo (7.92).
Jamaican Herbert
McGregor (7.78) was fourth
while Bahamians Osbourne
Moxey (7.73) and Trevor
Barry (7.59) got fifth and sixth
respectively, and Trinidad and
Tobago's Lejuan Simon (7.34)
was seventh.
And the Jamaicans, with a
history of their elite athletes not
on show at the CAC Games, set
themselves up for more medals
in the relays on Saturday's final
day of track and field with
strong semi-final performances.
In the 4x100 metres, they
used Brown. Lerone Clarke. Carl
Barrett and Leford Green to
clock 39.35 to win their heat as
the fastest into the final, ahead
of dcfending champions
Iominican Republic (39.82).
the Netherlands Antilles
(39.471. Bahamas (39.49). and
Tlrinidad and Tobago 39.85u.
The Jamaicans were also
fastles in the O160-nlmere r,'liv

minutes (M.59 seconds. to lead
reigning champions Dominican
Republic (3:05.99). Venezuela
(3:06.48) and St Kilts and
Nevis (3:08.71) into the final.
Meanwhile. Trinidad and

Tobago narrowly missed the
men's hockey gold medal when
they lost the final to Cuba on
Wayne Legerton struck two
goals in a remarkable T&T
fightback that allowed them to
wipe off a 2-0 deficit and tie the
match at 2-2, the score even
after 20 minutes of extra-time.
But in a crushing blow for
Legerton, he missed his shot in
the penalty flicks and the
Cubans snatched the gold medal
4-3 on penalties.
Barbados beat Venezuela 3-
2 to claim fifth place.
The T&T women's team
will battle Barbados in the
bronze medal showdown on
In boxing, the US Virgin
Islands' Moolenaar put up a
brave effort against Cuban
Yudel Johnson before losing
on points in the 64kg light
welterweight final.
Johnson, an Olympic silver
medallist in Athens, secured the
win 14-8 on points.
Fermin was also fairly
competitive against Cuban
Yordany Despaigne before losing
the 75kg middleweight final 3-1
on points.
Despaigne suffered a
horrible cut near his left eye that
forced the ringside doctor to
stop the bout and the Cuban
collected the victory because he
was ahead on points.
Also at boxing Friday night,
Jamaican Nicholas Walters
collected his bronze medal in
the featherweight category in
which Puerto Rican Carlos
\,clasquc. heat Ronald de la
Rosa. of the Dominican
Republic 12-3 for the gold
In the night's last bout,
Cuban Osmany Acosta beat

13-9 for gold in the
heavyweight division where
Barbadian Commonwealth
Games bronze medallist
Emmanuel Anderson picked
up a bronze medal.



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RALEIGH, North Carolina,
(Reuters) World and Olym-
pic 100 metres champion
Justin Gatlin said yesterday
he had failed a drugs test af-
ter a relay race in Kansas in
"I have been informed by
the United States Anti-doping
Agency that after a relay race I
ran in Kansas City on April 22,
I tested positive for 'testosier-
one or its precursors'." the 100

metres joint world record holder
said in a statement.
"I cannot account for these
results, because I have never
knowingly used any banned
substance or authonsed anyone
else to administer such a sub-
stance to me."
"It is unfortunate, but II is
true," Gatlin's attorney,
Cameron Myler, told Reuters in
a telephone call from Ne\ York.
The 24-year-old Gatlin.
whose B sample test in July
also produced an unusually

high level of testosterone.
faces a lifetime ban from the
The positive test is the sec-
ond by a major U.S. athlete for
testosterone in recent days.
Tour de France winner
Floyd Landis's team announced
earlier this week that he had
tested positive for the male sex
Landis. who has also denied
doping, is awaiting his B sample
result, which may come out to-

Gallin, who trains under
coach Trevor Graham, was
banned for two years after
testing posiive for an am-
phetamine in 2001 before join-
ing Graham but he was given
early reinstatement by the In-
ternational Association of
Athletics Federations (LAAF).

Nlyler said Gatlin was in
shock when he first learned

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TRINIDAD and Tobago
proved their basketball supe-
riority, capturing the male
and female titles on Friday
night with commanding victo-
ries when the Guyana Ama-
teur Basketball Federation's
(GABF) International Bas-
ketball Tournament con-
cluded at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall.
Both games were played
against the home sides. For the
local ladies it was their third
consecutive blow-out in as
many games 91-54, while the
men (Guyana A) suffered the
worst defeat of their four games
played, being beaten 72-47.
In the male clash the host
team had an early 9-2 lead, but
by the end of the first half the
scores were deadlocked at 28
apiece. It was in the third quar-
ter that the eventual winners re-
ally turned on the engines, led
by Steven Lewis, who was later
named the most valuable player
(MVP) of the tournament. The
visitors, with their supporters
(female players) cheering them
on from the stand, made a cru-
cial run.
Lewis, despite not having
the best perimeter shooting
night, was unstoppable on the
inside. He had three dunks,
including one that rattled the

Not onl did he draw the nble shooting night and except Le i.s rested. Sheldon Christian
foul and complete a three-point for Jason Alonzo their 'big came into the attack and he
play in the run, but he also men' were not doing justice for proved to be a crisp shooter of
made some excellent passes in them on the inside, the ball.
the paint. With just 7:07 left in the Even with the inclusion
The local side, on the other game, T&T were in a command-
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Steven Lewis and Pietra Gay with their spoils at the Malteenoes Sports Club yesterday
afternoon, just after the presentation ceremony. (Delano Williams photo)

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'Of course I've never had

sex without a condom'

By Sherry Boilers-Dixon

OFFICIALLY, you're there for your repeat Pill
prescription, but as you sit in your doctor's
waiting room, you know there's something
else on your mind.
Perhaps you've had a fling, or you and your
boyfriend 'forgot' the condoms a couple of times,
or maybe you think you've got herpes. Either
way, once you're face-to-face with your doctor,
you just can't get the words out. It's not that
you're lying; it's just the whole truth is beyond
Sex is an emotional issue, not a set of clinical
facts, and it's difficult to be open about some-
thing so intimate. In fact, more than a third of 18
to 30 year olds delay getting medical help for a

- Eight times to call an STI

honesty amnesty with your doctor

sexually transmitted infection
(STI) because of their acute em-
barrassment, and one in eight is
so worried about being judged,
they avoid treatment altogether.
But leaving things to chance
is seriously risky. STIs like
chlamydia and gonorrhoea can
have long-term side effects, in-
cluding infertility and chronic
pelvic pain. Try remembering

your doctor will have seen and
heard far worse than your
To help you get a grip on
those embarrassing scenarios,
here are the times you really
should come clean and the
crucial advice you're missing
out on.

STI Confession #1
"My new boyfriend and I
use condoms, but a couple of
times we've got carried away
and haven't bothered..."
This is like Russian rou-
lette with STIs. Unless you've
both had clean sexual health
checks since getting together,
infection is possible. There are
statistics on the odds of you
getting an STI from unprotected
sex, as some people are more
susceptible, and how infectious
someone is at any one time can
vary too.
Experts say the more part-
ners you have unprotected sex
with, the greater your chance of
infection. You can have a sexual
check-up or treatment for an
STI one day, yet still become
re-infected the next.

STI Confession #2
"I'm single and always use
condoms, but oral sex doesn't
count, does it?"
A simple cold sore can
transform oral sex into your
worst nightmare. The risk is
small, but type 1 herpes, the
cold sore virus, can infect the
genital area in exactly the same
way as the type 2 genital-her-
pes virus. It causes painful blis-
ters, itching and flu-like symp-
toms and can be transferred
through skin-to-skin contact
during oral sex.
Impose a total ban on oral
sex if either of you has a cold
sore. Learn to recognize the tin-
gling feeling that signals the on-
set of a cold sore. Over the
counter remedies like Zovirax
will help clear them quicker.
Gonorrhoea bacteria in semen
can also cause throat infections,
so I warn against swallowing.
But if this does happen, it
doesn't mean you have gonor-
rhoea, so your fertility and re-
productive system won'tbe af-
fected, but you will have a sore
throat and high temperature for
a few weeks.

SMI Confetsien #
"I feel so guilty I haven't
been for a sexual check for over
a year or more."
In theory, you should have
a check every time you have
unprotected sex, but most doer
tors would consider this over-
the-top. Conduct a risk assess-
ment is there a chance either
of you has slept with someone
else recently? Have either of
you had previous checks? Were
they clear?
Look out for common signs
of STIs an unusual discharge,
pain when yotr peeers teder-,
ness in the genital area. If you

tick any of these boxes, or you
can't stop worrying, book an

STI Confession #4
"I'm too embarrassed to
ask my boyfriend about his
sexual history, especially now
we've been sleeping together for
five months."
It's never too late to talk
to your boyfriend about the
past. I suggest you set aside a
time when you know you'll
.have plenty of privacy. Use an
example to introduce the sub-
ject, like you read an article (like
this one) on sexual health or
saw a programme on TV. It
might be embarrassing, but the
risk factor isn't going to go
Alternatively, visit your
doctor and tell your man about
the experience.

STI Confession #5
"I get stomach pains and
worry I might have caught
something, although there are
no other signs."
Never ignore abdominal
pain, however embarrassed you
feel, as conditions from appen-
dicitis and ovarian cancer to
pelvic inflammatory disease
(PID) need to be ruled out. Left
untreated, PID can lead to in-
fertility, long term chronic pel-
vic pain and ectopic pregnancy,
and abdominal pain may be the
only sign you get that it's
present. Don't wait for other
symptoms to appear.

STI Confession #6
"I had an STI years ago.
.It's never recurred and my new
boyfriend's sexual health check
was clear, so is unprotected sex
Providing you had treat-
ment for that STI and have had
safe sex since, you should be
clear. STIs like gonorrhoea and
chlamydia can be cured by a
short course of antibiotics, and
the genital-wart virus disap-
pears from the body by itself
(if you don't have.warts, you
don't have the virus).
If you had herpes, however,
you need to be careful. The vi-
rus remains in the body perma-
nently, although you only pass
on the infection just before and
during an outbreak of blisters
when the virus is being 'shed'.
This makes unprotected sex
possible, but in rare cases, the
virus can be shed without an
Experts suggest people
with herpes avoid sex duringan
outbreak. Make sure you know
lots about herpes. Learn the
warning signs such as feeling
generally unwell, tingling or ir-
ritation and pain in the genital

01 COusSSIG# #I
"I had a one-night stand on
a break from my boyfriend and
(Pleae see pae three)

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 3

The Crooked Path

only been dating 10 days, and
I already want to end the re-
It's not like he's psycho or
anything. Actually, he's really
nice to me, but llhere are no
I just know he's not the one
lor me, so why waste my time
on something that won't last?
When we kiss he is overly
aggressive, and I have to wipe
the spit off my face! It's so
My problem is my sister is
dating his older brother, and
they would be mad if I broke his
heart. Also, 1 love his whole

family and don't w
hate me for hurting i
It seems cruel
with him so soon. S
to get him to break
Dating is real
cated, but 1 know
Please, plea
help me!


(From page II)
now I've started getting cystitis. We're back together
now and he wants unprotected sex..."
Being in a long-term relationship is no guarantee that
someone is STI free, as they may simply be symptomless.
The most common cystitis indication burning pain on
peeing can signal an STI such as chlamydia. Crucially, your
doctor would carry out different lests and prescribe com-
pletely different antibiotics for an STI than for cystitis, so
accurate diagnosis is essential.
Getting back with your boyfriend is a great opportu-
nity for you both to go to the doctor together for a check-
up -just in case. Don't play the blame game.

STI Confession #8
"I'm worried I have chlamydia and will be mfertle in
the future... but I don't want to know the worst."
Ignorance is never bliss and one in 12 women in their
early 20s is thought to have chlamydia. It's a massive risk
for long term sexual health, causing PID, ectopic pregnancy
and infertility.
A free urine-screening test can be done at your
doctor's clinic.

ant them to
to break up
Should I try
up with me?
ly compli-
this is not

se. please


RHONDA, we have a German
friend who has been divorced
many years.
After telling us about the
constant conflict in her marriage,
she said. "The first time he
called, my mother answered the
phone. I said, 'Mom, tell him
I'm not home.' But my mother
made me come to the phone, and
I ended up married to him."
Because she didn't follow
her instincts, she didn't marry
the right man.
There is no rule which says
the first one who dates you gets
you. The rule says, as soon as
you know it's not right, you end
it. We get many letters from
people who married someone
they didn't even like.
There is a time to honour
good manners, politeness, and
the wishes of others, and there
is a time to ignore all three.
There is a price to be paid for
following what others want.
A character in an Ursula
K. Le Guin novel makes a re-
mark which can serve as wise
advice. "I have given my love
to what is worthy of love. Is
that not the kingdom and the
unperishing spring?"



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Jack and Jill

I HAVE been best friends with
Penny since high school.
A few years later I became
good friends with Jack. A year
after this Penny and Jack began
I moved across the country
and maintained both friendships
through phone calls. However,
when I returned home, things
I was suddenly single, and
Jack professed he'd had feelings
for me since we met. One night
we went out together, and he
got drunk. When I took him
home, he groped me.
I would have let it slide,

considering his condition. But
after getting him inside his apart-
ment, he pulled me down on his
I immediately left, but kept
the information to myself, not
wanting to make waves.
We stopped spending time
together. I cannot be friends
with a man who will so easily
cheat on his girlfriend.
This week, while visiting
Penny, she asked why I don't
speak to her boyfriend any-
more. Apparently Jack told her
I have thrown our friendship
away, and Penny is upset.
I don't know what to tell

her. She is considering mar-
rying this man but telling the
truth may lose her friend-


HAELEY, sometimes you can't
win for losing, but when you
have to lose, it's better to lose
with the truth.
Talk to Penny. Tell her
three things. One, why you
have to tell her what you are
telling her. Two, what occurred
with Jack. Three, why you
didn't want to tell her.
Why must you tell? Be-
cause Jack is complaining to
Penny without telling her why
you are giving him the cold
shoulder. Jack is lying to Penny
because he wants to use her to
get to you.
Penny may not believe
you, and Jack will continue to
lie. You cannot control their ac-
tions, but you can act to pro-
tect yourself.
What do you know? It's
unsafe to be alone with Jack.


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By Petamber Persaud

THE makers and custodians
of Guyanese Literature were
ever conscious of the need to
preserve, to enhance and to
promote our literary heri-
tage, resulting in numerous
literary periodicals gracing
various stages of our history.
The makers and custodians
of Guyanese Literature were
also cognisant of the need to en-
courage emerging writers and to
reward good writing.
What may be the first re-
corded call for a local literary
prize can be found in the sec-
ond issue of KYK-OVER-AL,
June 1946.
The Honorary Secretary of
the British Guiana Writers' As-
sociation (BGWA), James W.
Smith, at that time suggested
the establishment of a literary
award via The Leo Medal for
poetry, The Webber Medal for
fiction and The Clementi Medal
for non-fiction and drama.
Of interest too was the call

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by the President of the BGWA,
H1. R. Harewood, for a Readers'
Association 'as a sort of
complementary body' to the
writers forum as if to support
what Seymour said early in his
first editorial of KYK, 'there's
so much we can do as a people
if we can get together more'. So
it seemed that the shapers of
KYK were catering for every
aspect of local literature, a re-
flection of its success and lon-
gevity 17 long years and 28
expansive issues.
This is by way of leading
up to the objectives of KYK
which were 'to forge a
Guyanese people, and make
them conscious of their intellec-
tual and spiritual possibilities'
and to record 'the ferment of
cultural activity in the West
Indies and its impact and influ-
ence on life in Guyana'.
To see those objectives
more clearly it would be useful
to locate KYK in its Caribbean
After the Second World War
that affected the British depen-
dences in the West Indies, there
was a fermentation of a West

Indian literature. That move-
ment was given direction by 'the
little review', a title covering the
periodicals of the time including
BIM of Barbados edited by
Frank Collymore and FOCUS
of Jamaica edited by Edna
Manley. 'The little review' was
also labelled the 'nursery of lit-
erature' for the West Indies.
KYK is the only surviving maga-
zine of that period. And there are
many reasons for its survival.
One of those reasons could
be found in the quality and dedi-
cation of the people involved in
the production. KYK was pub-
lished in conjunction with the
BGWA, British Guiana Union
of Cultural Clubs (BGUCC) and
the DFP Advertising Service.
Not much is known of DFP and
its obvious role in the produc-
tion of the journal except that it
was managed by J. E.
The two other organizations
were powerhouses in the devel-
opment of literature and culture.
The BGUCC was formed in
1943 as an umbrella body to
some 40 clubs from various
parts of the country and con-



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sisted of a number of well-re-
spected members of society in-
cluding N. E. Cameron (Presi-
dent), Mildred Mansfield, C. I.
Drayton, A. J. Seymour, E. A.
Q. Potter, and Esme
Cendrecourt, among others.
The BGWA founded just
after the BGUCC was formed
consisted of members like H. R.
Harewood (President), W. I.
Gomes, Seymour, among oth-
ers. KYK-OVER-AL was es-
tablished as the organ of the
BGWA and mouthpiece of the
BGUCC which were very ac-
tive in cultural spheres of
Another reason for the
survival of the journal was that
it functioned as an outlet and
platform for West Indian litera-
ture. This can be seen with the
publications of the works of
Roger Mais, Edward
Brathwaite, Aime Cesaire,
Frank Collymore, George Lam-
ming, Una Marson, Leopold
Sedar Senghor, Philip Sherlock,
Derek Walcott, and Harold
Telemaque, among others.
Within this section will fall the
invaluable articles on West In-
dian literature by Seymour like
'The Literary Adventure of the
West Indies', 'The West Indies
of the Future and the Writer'
and the 'KYK-OVER-AL: An-
thology of West Indian Poetry'.
The editor and the edito-
rial advisory committee (an-
other positive move) which in-
cluded Lloyd Searwar and oth-

ers experimented with various
aspects of magazine production.
For instance, in reference to
timing, the release date was
brought forward to 'less com-
petitive' months, in reference to
size, it was reduced 'for pock-
ets and sachets', and the book
review section was expanded to
include review of art, film and
Seymour also credited his
wife, Elma, for her enormous
help in advertisement and mar-
keting. Elma was a tower of
strength and support to
Seymour in his literary and cul-
tural endeavours.
Despite some criticism lev-
elled against the magazine's lack
of critical analysis, the strength
of KYK was found in its scope
and range in its recording role,
publishing some 500 poems,
400 articles, a few short stories,
symposia and colloquia, and
scores of book reviews.
In poetry, adding to the
above list of West Indian poets,
is the local impact coming from
the pen of Martin Carter, Wil-
son Harris, Jacqueline De
Weever, Edgar Mittelholzer,
Edwina Melville, lan
McDonald, Ivan Van Sertima,
Milton Williams, among others.
In the field of fiction, there
are samplings from Basil
Balgobin, J. A. V. Bourne, Jan
Carew, Eugene Bartrum, Sheik
Sadeek, among others.
While there are only three
plays in the 28 issues of the

magazine, the articles on drama
by N.E. Cameron, Rajkumari
Singh, Ruby Samlalsingh, Frank
Thomasson, and Sara Veecook
are very valuable.
KYK-OVER-AL (see over
all), the magazine, was named
after the ruined Dutch fort of
the same name on a small island
near the confluence of the
Essequibo, Mazaruni, and
Cuyuni Rivers as a watchtower
for 'the expression of an alert
people'. KYK went to sleep in
1961 but so good was its intent
and so valuable its impact, it
was revived in 1984 under the
editorship of Seymour and lan
McDonald, moving to newer
levels of scholarship.
(Responses to this author
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The Excerpt
When critics wish to repudiate the world in which
we live in today, one of their familiar ways of doing it
is to castigate modern man because anxiety is his chief
problem. This, they say, in W. H. Auden's phrase, is
the age of anxiety. This is what we have arrived at
with it, our vaunted progress, our great technological
advances, our great wealth everyone goes about with
a burden of anxiety so enormous that, in the end, our
stomachs and our arteries and our skins express the
tension under which we live. Americans who have lived
in Europe come back to comment on our favourite
farewell which, instead of the old goodbye (God be
with you) is now "Take it easy," each American ad-
monishing the other not to break down from the ten-
sion and strain of modem life.
Whenever an age is characterized by a phrase, it
is presumably in contrast with other ages. If we are
the age of anxiety, what were other ages? And here
the critics and carpers do a very amusing thing. First,
they give us lists of the opposites of anxiety: security,
trust, self-confidence, self-direction. Then without
much further discussion, they let us assume that other
ages, other periods of history, were somehow the ages
of trust or confident direction.
The savage who, on his South Sea island, simply
sat and let bread fruit fall into his lap, the simple peas-
ant, at one with the fields he ploughed and the beasts
he tended, the craftsman busy with his tools and lost
in his fulfillment of the instinct of workmanship these
are the counter-images conjured up by descriptions of
the strain under which men live today. But no one who
lived in those days has returned to testify how paradi-
siacal they really were.
Certainly if we observe and question the savages
or simple pheasants in the world today, we find some-
thing quite different. The untouched savage in the
middle of New Guinea isn't anxious; he is seriously and
continuously frightened of black magic, of enemies
with spears who may kill him or his wives and chil-
dren at any moment, while they stoop to drink from a
spring, or climb a palm tree for a coconut. He goes
wearily, day and night, taut and fearful.
As for the peasant population for the great part of
the world, they aren't so much anxious as hungry.
They aren't anxious about whether they will get a sal-
ary raise, or which of the three colleges of their choice
they will be admitted to, or whether they buy a Ford
or Cadillac, or whether the kind of TV set they want
is too expensive. They are hungry, cold and, in many
parts of the world, they dread that local warfare, and
bandits. Political coups may endanger their homes,
their meager livelihoods and their lives. But surely they
are not anxious.
For anxiety, as we have come to use it to describe
our characteristic state of mind, can be contrasted with
thp active fear of hunger, loss, violence, and death.
--'L ,h n the immedi-
Anxiety is the appropriate emuTLI e immedi-
ate personal terror of volcano, an arrow, the
sorcerer's spell, a stab in the back and other calami-
ties, all directed against one's self disappears.

About the excerpt
1. Read the extract twice over and understand the
drift of it for it is difficult writing.
. -- -- Suppose we teH-yo-that-the writer-talks-about

the general emotional atmosphere in which men lived
in the last century, and still live in today, would you be
able to find support in the extract? Yes? Well, why
not write to a friend telling him/her about the world as
it is approached by Dr. Margaret Mead, the writer of
the extract.
Does our cultural perspective in Guyana allow
us to assess the degree of anxiety to which we are sub-
ject? Tell this also to your friend.
2. How would you describe the writer's style? Is
it engaging in your estimation? Has it held you cap-
tive in any way? What is one significant method em-
ployed in its paragraph development in the support
of main ideas? Have you mastered that method of
paragraphing? Work it out and discuss it with a study

Another Excerpt
The Indians of these wilds have never been sub-
ject to the least restraint; and I knew enough of them
to be aware, that if I tried to force them against their
will, they would take off, and leave me and my pre-
sents unheeded, and never return.
Daddy Quashi was for applying to our guns, as
usual, considering them our best and safest friends. I
immediately offered to knock him down for his cow-
ardice, and he shrank back, begging that I would be
cautious, and not get myself worried; and apologizing
for his want of resolution. My Indian was now in con-
versation with the others, and they asked me if I would
allow them to shoot a dozen arrows into him, and thus
disable him. This would have ruined all. I had come
above three hundred miles on purpose to get a cay-
man uninjured, and not to carry back a mutilated speci-
men. I rejected their proposition with firmness, and
darted a disdainful eye upon the Indians.
Daddy Quashi was again beginning to remonstrate,
and I chased him on the sandbank for a quarter of a
mile. He told me afterwards, he thought he should
have dropped down dead with fright, for he was
firmly persuaded, if I had caught him, I should have
bundled him into the cayman's jaws. Here then we
stood, in silence, like a calm before a thunderstorm.
They wanted to kill him, and I wanted to take him
I now walked up and down the sand, revolving a
dozen projects in my head. The canoe was at a con-
siderable distance, and I ordered the people to bring
it around to the place where we were. The mast was
eight feet long, and not much thicker than my wrist.
I took it out of the canoe and wrapped the sail round
the end of it. Now it appeared clear to me, that if I
went down upon one knee, and held the mast in the
same position as the soldier holds his bayonet when
rushing to the charge, I could force it down the
cayman's throat should he come open-mouthed at
me. When this was told to the Indians they bright-
ened up, and said they would help me to pull him out
r,- river.
01if, "now that you
"Brave squad!" sa ca seif, "now that you
have got me betwixt yourselves and danger. i ."
mustered all hands for the last time before the battle.
We were, four South American Indians, two Negroes
from Africa, a Creole from Trinidad, and myself, a
white man from Yorkshire. In fact, a little tower of
.Babel group,.in dress, no dress, address and language.

About the excerpt
1. By now you will have had the opportunity to read
the extract twice over and understand the drift of it.
What do you think about the purpose of the party and
the variety that went with it? Do you think the adven-
ture was a success? Write a letter to a friend telling
him/her about the contents of the passage among other
bits of information you think you should mention.
2. Read the passage again, and this time, determine
adjectives that can sum up the situation. Look for the
terms that tell about the author's attitude to the people
he was writing about. Write a description which gives
a clear picture of the writer's attitude towards his mis-
3. Write a description of the relationship between
the writer and Daddy Quashi.
4. Write a conversation between the men: four
South American Indians, two Negroes from Africa, a
Creole from Trinidad, and myself, a white man from
Yorkshire. Just tell anything you think is fitting con-
versation for them at this time and purpose.
Improvement of Expression
Metaphor and Simile
Sometimes a direct and simple statement is often
the best way of saying what you have to say. But,
sometimes, you need to add force to your writing by
the use of a figure of speech:
Look at this sentence: "This new law is likely to
cause a great deal of opposition". How much more
body does it have when written: "This new law is likely
to cause a storm of opposition".
We know that there will not actually be a storm,
but the opposition will be so violent that it will appear
like a storm. By using figures of speech a writer can
often add force to what he has to say. He may do it
by exaggeration or by saying the opposite of what he
means (irony), or by one of many other means. But
most commonly the writer uses the comparison in-
volved in Metaphor or Simile.

Careful observation can make you see that in a
simile the comparison between two things is claimed
by the introductory use of "like" or "as".

At noonday the cane fires flicker like red tongues
with black tips under the hot sun.
In a metaphor the idea of comparison is still there
but it is not advertised by the use of "as" or "like"; it
takes the form of a statement and it is left to the reader
to spot that in fact a figure of speech has been used.
At noonday the black-tipped tongues of cane fires
flick under the sun.
Let's hope that you are now able to recognize a
simile or metaphor when you see one, and to say what
is compared with what, and why.
In the simile and metaphor gone before the com-
parison is between the flames of the cane fires and
black-tipped tongues.
Both may flicker, both are to be found burning un-
der the noonday sun, both are behaving like tongues.
You may think that the comparison is a good one or a
bad one. ,T to find reasons for your judgment.
Some students find iiUi ihp metaphor is more diffi-
cult to detect than a simile. This is partly because the
metaphor is much more likely to be compact.
.....ake to. eadig good.Qooks...Write cdwanaly
interesting metaphors and similes as you can recognize.


(From page V)
Boutique on Main St, next
to the first Daily Chronicle of-
Afternoon matinees and
night shows of the best interna-
tional films at Georgetown's
eight cinemas obsessed us, when
we were not on slim Honda
scooters or cranmed into match-
box Minnie Minors, Renaults
and Triumph sports cars head-
ing to the seawall or airport in
high spirits. Of course there
were those who liked our
lifestyle, those called "Wastrels"
in creole slang because they
were idle, and not interested in
the poetry of Andre Breton,
Octavio, Paz, or the novels of
Mittelholtzer, Wilson Harris,
Jack Kerouac, or the wise cul-
tural, psychological, and spiri-
tual writings of Aldous Huxley,
R.D. Lang, David Cooper, Alan
Watts, and Krishnamurti, which
had nurtured our subtle attrac-
In 1975 someone played
"Crazy on you" by Heart in the
sound system of Woodbine
Hotel's lounge, where most
nights our escapades began be-
cause the family of friends
owned the hotel. The song
spoke for the experience re-

elected in our girlfriends' eyes as
they scooped out Crab backs
and sipped Bentleys a blend
of rum, Vimto, Pop, and a touch
of Angostura bitters. Ann
Wilson's voice read our minds
with lines like: "But I tell my-
self that I was doing alright,
with nothing left to do at night,
but go crazy on you." The tune
got hotter and hotter with its
blend of Latin acoustic, electric
guitars and steamy vocals: "And
you don't need to worry, you're
doing line, plying out the plea-
sure vine!"
And yet the song's beauti-
ful last stanza which ends with
the singer's voice soaring
through an echo chamber.
evoked a Guyanese mood with
its mixture of nature and love:
"I was a willow last night in a
dream, I bent down over a clear
running stream, I sang you a
song that I heard up above, and
you kept me alive with your
sweet flowing love!"
Even when the band's songs
are not written by the Wilson
sisters, unlike "Crazy on you"
they seem chosen for reasons
that suit the caring philosophy
of "Heart". One such example
is the touching song "Alone",
one of Ann Wilson's most pro-
found renditions cushioned be-

tween clear piano notes, but al-
ways climbing to intense oper-
atic heights after lines like: "I
hear the ticking of the clock, I'm
lying here the room's pitch dark.
I wonder where you are tonight
no answer on the telephone,
and the night goes by so very
slow, I hope that it won't
This is one of those "Heart"
tunes where their special style
of instrumental ecstasy follows
the vocals, when Nancy Wilson
and her electric guitar get down
with agile erotic dance shots that
can be traced right back to sexy
Cyd Charisse in classic Holly-
wood musicals like "The Band
Wagon" and "The Zigfried Fol-
lies" of the 1950s. One cannot
grasp the total and unique skills
of "Heart" without seeing their
live performances, and there are
videos and DVDs available.
Both the lyrics and emo-
tional tone of Ann Wilson con-
vey social feelings of abandon-
ment, drifting, and desperation,
disguised in romantic stories. I
realized this in 1990 when I
found myself all alone at Christ-
mas in Madrid and kept hear-
ing their new release,
"Stranded", on Spanish air-
waves. Never had I heard a
woman sing so earnestly and

honestly: "You said that you'd
always care, I just turn around
and there's nobody there. Don't
leave me like this, don't leave
me stranded!"
Check it out for yourself.
But some fans of "Heart" would
probably agree that "These
Dreams" is their masterpiece.
Complex, surreal, poetic and
haunting, bearing the ancient
magical cultural traditions of
pastoral Latin and Nordic Eu-
rope, with religious, (or sacrile-
gious?) imagery straight out of
15th century Flemish painting,
or the misty chilled waters of the
Venetian Baroque. Its lines like:
"Spare a little candle, save some
light for me...", and "These
dreams go on when I close my
eyes, every second of the night
I live another life", sung per-
fectly to a cool instrumental
melody, made musical history.
Apart from "Heart", other
Rock bands like Led Zeppelin;
Jethro Tull; The Who; Procul
Harum; Cream; The Jimi
Hendrix Experience; Santana,
are always accepted by
Guyanese who know that Latin
and Western European cultures
have roots in Guyana five cen-
turies old.
The local international
youth culture of the 1970s be-
gan a new era of respect and
celebration of the cosmopolitan
blend of antique pastoral simi-
larities in American, European,
African, Oriental qualities in
Guyanese culture.
The music of "Heart"
speaks with one human
voice, and that makes it at
home in Guyana.



Some of Heart's CDs from 1975 to 1993, "Heart's Greatest
Hits, and", The Essential Heart" are also major CDs.


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IN 1956, the defence counsel
representing a man convicted
of throwing corrosive acid had
sought on appeal to set aside
the verdict on the ground that
the trial judge had by his er-
ror in withholding an incon-
sistent and extricating state-
ment from the jury, led to his
client Simpson, being con-
But the Supreme Court of
Criminal Appeal, while agreeing
with the defence that the trial
judge had erred in not highlight-
ing the inconsistent statement to
the jury, nevertheless agreed
with the jury's verdict of guilty,
since the incriminating evidence
was compelling and overwhelm-
The Supreme Court of
Criminal Appeal, British
Guiana, constituted by Chief
Justice, Sir Frank Holder, (of
Barbados) and Justices of Ap-
peal Kenneth Stoby and R. H.
Luckhoo, dismissed the appeal

and affirmed the conviction and
sentence imposed on Simpson.
Attorney-at-law Mr.
Balram Singh Rai had appeared
for Simpson, while the then So-
licitor General Mr. Shridath
Ramphal (now Sir Shridath
Ramphal) appeared for the re-
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant was
convicted on a charge of unlaw-
fully and maliciously throwing
a corrosive fluid upon Violet
Lane with intent to maim, dis-
figure or disable her or to cause
her grievous bodily harm con-
trary to section 57 (1) of the
Criminal Law (Offences) Ordi-
nance, Chapter 17.
At the trial a witness for
the Crown on oath, made a
statement which was inconsis-
tent with her evidence in her
deposition before the magistrate
at the preliminary inquiry into
the charge against the appellant.
This inconsistency she sought

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preparing the budget and accounts of the Board in
keeping with public sector financial regulations of

Key Responsibilities:
Preparing annual budget, monthly and quarterly
account statements, preparing and maintaining
petty cash and all expenses, salaries, NIS and GRA
statements, cheques, bank reconciliation and other
financial statements as required.

Qualifications and Enperiences
Minimum of Certified Accounting Technician or
Business Management or equivalent qualification
along with two years experience. Experience in
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Candidate must be computer literate.

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

Submission of applications
Application with detailed resumes, which must
include the names of at least two referees must be
received no later than August 11, 2006 and
addressed to:

Regisrar. Pesticides and Tonic Chemicals
/o ministry of lAgriculture
Regent & Yissengen Roads
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to explain by saying that the
magistrate misunderstood her
evidence. The witness there-
fore, according to the Justice of
Appeal judgment, did not dis-
tinctly state that she had made
that statement attributed to her
in her deposition.
Counsel for the appellant
thereupon sought to contradict
the witness by her deposition
but the trial judge declined to al-
low him to do so.
The Court of Criminal Ap-

peal held that unlike the pro-
visions of section 79 (1) of
the Evidence Ordinance, Chap-
ter 25 a witness under cross-
examination may be asked
whether he has made any
former statement relative to
the subject matter of the cause
or matter and inconsistent
with the present testimony, the
circumstances of the supposed
statement being referred to
sufficiently to designate the
particular occasion, and, if he

does not distinctly admit that
he has made that statement,
proof may be given that he did
in fact made it. The trial judge
was therefore wrong in refus-
ing to allow the deposition to
be tendered, the Appellate
Court had said.
Counsel for the appellant
had further submitted that the
wrongful conclusion of that
deposition should result in the
conviction being quashed.
But the Appellate Court


held that the circumstances of
the case pointed so conclu-
sively to the appellant's guilt
that there was no doubt that had
the deposition been admitted
the jury would inevitably have
come to the same conclusion.
The judgment of the Ap-
pellate Court was delivered by
Justice Kenneth Stoby who
later became Chancellor of the

(Please turn to page VIII)

Grant No. 053679


The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA),
and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to minor Civil Works (upgrading of utilities sanitary facilities, water & electricity
& Construction of Teachers' Housing) at nine (9) Primary Schools under the Ministry of Education. Education For All Fast Track Initiative.
Contracting services are required on the educational institutes listed below:

Name of School Location
Utilities Upgrading Schools
1. Chinese Landing Primary Chinese Landing, Barama River, Moruca Sub-Region, Barima/
Waini, Region 1
2 St Dominic Primary Aruka River, Mabaruma, Barima/Waini, Region 1
Teachers' Housing
3. Chiung Mouth Primary School Chiung Mouth Village, North Pakaraima. (Via Kato), Region 8
Teacher's House

The Ministry of Education, Education For All Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) now invites eligible Contractors to submit quotation(s) for
schools listed above. A Contractor will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:
Procurement of Goods or Works Experience as a Contractor in the Hinterland Regions will be considered.
Bids shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) days after Bid opening and shall be delivered to the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board on or before August 15, 2006 not later than 9:00am.
The Bidder shall seal the original and a copy of the Bid in two inner envelopes and one outer envelope, duly marking the inner envelopes
as "ORIGINAL" and "COPY". The inner envelopes, shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the address given in the letter of
Invitation to Quote, and on which should be also written "QUOTATION FOR UTILITIES UPGRADING SCHOOLS AND/OR QUOTATION
The inner and outer envelopes shall:
1 .be addressed to the Employer at the address provided in the Bidding Document (Preliminaries);
2.bear the name of the school; and
3.provide a warning "Do not open before the specified time and date" for Bid opening as defined in the Invitation to Quote.
All documents must be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana.
and placed in the Tender Box located in the building of National Procurement and Tender Administration Board situated at the back of
the Ministry of Finance Building on or before August 15, 2006, not later than 9:00 hours. Bidders or their representatives are invited to
the opening.
Interested Contractors can uplift "Tender Documents" from the Finance Department of the EFA-FTI unit, address below, between the
hours 8:30hrs to 15:00hrs Monday to Friday, for a non-refundable cost of five thousand Guvanese dollars $5,000.00 (GUY).
Payments can be made by Manager's Cheque, Bank Draft or Cash. Cheques must be addressed to Education For All Fast Track Initiative.
Tender documents can be reviewed prior to purchasing at:

Ministry of Education
Education For All Fast Track Initiative (Finance Department)
NCERD Lot 3 Battery Road,
Kingston, Georgetown, GUYANA
Tele: 592-226-0046, Fax: 592-226-0506
Permanent Secretary
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The British High Commission is offering for sale by sealed bids the following:-

Household I Office Furnishings
Electrical Accessories

The above may be viewed in the High Commission compound on Monday
31July 2006 between 0800-1400hrs.

Sealed, written bids should be delivered by 1200hrs on
Wednesday 2 August 2006, clearly indicating
"Electrical Accessories / Furnishing".
All 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 Wednesday 2 August 2006.

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

SToxic Chemicals
SControl Board NOTICE O

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Approved Mosquito Coils
The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board wishes to advise the
general public that the following brands of mosquito coils arc the O.NLY. ones
approved for use in Guya.na:

(a) FISH Mosquito D.)est royer
(b)BAYGON Mosquito Coils: and
(c)PROTOX Mosquito Coils.

In view of the above, any person found using, selling, storing and distributing
;ny.v other coil is guilty of an offence under the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
.,ntrol Act (No. 13 of 20001 and faces a minimum of three months
imprisonment and five thousand dollars fine.

Th.e .ifelty of using of any other brand in Guyana cannot be currently
e..ie!rmined and their use MAY be subjecting those exposed to the
smoke, especially children, to toxic substances that can lead to
iro' o'ic illnesses.

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Jud e


(From page VII)



Please note that the opening of tenders for the purchase
of vehicles which was scheduled for Wednesday 06-08-02
has been deferred to Tuesday 06-08-08:

For further information, contact the Staff Officer One
General Four (Finance) at Camp Ayanganna, Thomas
Lands during normal working hours.
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According to Justice Stoby,
on December 7, 1955, Simpson
was convicted on a charge of
unlawfully and maliciously
throwing a corrosive fluid upon
Violet Luke with intent to
maim, disfigure or disable her
or to cause her grievous bodily
harm, contrary to section 57 (c)
of the Criminal Law (Offences)
Ordinance Chapter 17.
Against this conviction
Simpson appealed. The grounds
of appeal were:
(1) that the trial judge
wrongly excluded the deposi-
tion of Jane Hall, a witness for
the prosecution, when it was
sought to contradict her

(2) that the trial Judge mis-
directed the jury on the burden
of proof.
At the hearing of the ap-
peal. Counsel for the appellant
abandoned the second ground
and confined his argument to
the first. In support of this
ground he contended that the
evidence given by the witness
Jane Hall at the trial was incon-
sistent with that given before
the magistrate and recorded in
the depositions. He gave in-
stances of the variance between
her story told in the
Magistrate's Court and that told
at the trial and urged that it was
for the purpose of showing
those inconsistencies that he
sought to put the deposition of
Hall in evidence which the
Judge refused to pennit to be
He further contended that
the trial Judge in his summing
up to the jury said that the al-
legation of the Crown was that
the appellant before he left the
house had told Hall to say that
it \\as Godfrey Campbell who
had thrown the acid on his


The father, mother, wife, children, sisters
and brothers of the late Desosaran
Persaud (Khrisao) acknowledges with
great appreciation the kind expressions
of sympathy from those who supported
us in our time of sorrow and grief. It is
refreshing that Khrisao was not only
loved and cherished in our eyes but also
valued to many whose lives he touched
in some special way. Special thanks to
the doctors and the nurses of the GPHC
neurology war and many other relatives
and friends who assisted is in some way.
May Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal

daughter; that Hall had in her
evidence at the trial said that it
was not Campbell who had
thrown the acid and that the
reason why she told the police
that it was Campbell was be-
cause the accused had threat-
ened her and that she had to re-
move from the house in which
she and the appellant lived.
No mention was made in
the summing up about her love
for him as the true and only
motivating factor, whereas in
the Magistrate's Court, Hall
only referred to love as the mo-
tive which caused her to put the
blame on Campbell.
Counsel emphasised that
the clearest example of the in-
consistent story of the witness
Hall was where she said that she
had never made a report at the
Police station implicating
Counsel submitted that
where there are discrepancies
between the evidence of a wit-
ness at the trial and his evidence
before the Magistrate at the pre-
liminary inquiry, the deposition
of that witness may be put in
evidence with the object of dis-
crediting the witness and that
this is not a matter within the
discretion of the trial judge.
Counsel contended that by the
exclusion of this evidence the
appellant was prejudiced at the
trial Hall being the principal
witness for the prosecution and
in fact the only witness who
claimed that she saw the appel-
lant near the scene of the crime
when it was committed; that no
one could say what would have
been the impact on the jury if
the deposition of the witness
Hall had been admitted in evi-
On the other hand it was
contended by the then Solicitor
General for the Crown, that the
deposition would be admissible
if it carried the matter any fur-
ther but that implicit in Hall's



statement is a denial that she
made a report at the police sta-
tion mentioning Campbell's
name at the Police station. She
was thereby admitting the ap-
parent difference referred to by
Counsel for the appellant al-
though she was saying that it
was wrongly recorded.
The admission of the depo-
sition as evidence is not there-
fore required; that from reading
the record it is clear that the
purpose of putting in the depo-
sition was to contradict her
statement that she did not make
the report implicating Campbell
at the Police station.
Had the deposition been
read it would not have assisted
the jury to any considerable ex-
tent and the jury would have
come to the said conclusion in
the case. The appellant had
spoken to Hall shortly after the
incident; and told her not to say
that he was the person who had
thrown the acid but that it was
Godfrey Campbell who had
done so. It was therefore un-
necessary for the deposition to
be put in for Counsel to attack
her credibility.
According to the judgment,
the Crown had submitted that
the deposition was not wrongly
The judgment of the Ap-
pellate Court went on to say,
"The surrounding circum-
stances pointed so conclu-
sively to appellant's guilt
that we have no doubt that
had the deposition been ad-
mitted the jury would inevi-
tably have come to the same
conclusion and consequently
we apply the proviso to sec-
tion 6 (1) of the Criminal Ap-
peal Ordinance, Chapter 8,
and hold that although evi-
dence was wrongly excluded
no substantial miscarriage of
justice has occurred and the
appeal is accordingly dis-



SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 a




-Deck passage

on working

boats in Guyana
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slices through and scatters the croaking frogs when they be-
stars and moon in the water. conie silent.
The thumping t o the 65 HP I In- It has been about 12 hours
ternational diesel engine down covering the 60-odd miles since
below becomes part of the we lel't the Rice Marketing
dreams of those in the darkened Board wharf at the mouth of the
riverain settlements we pass. It Decerara River the previous ae-
is such a wonderful moment, ternoon. 1 had wants to see
Soon, Captain Morty Van how the coastal cargo business
Sluytman would cut back on the was doing.
engine revs, turn on his search- "You come along," said
light and nudge the 60-foot long Captain Van Sluytman when I
wooden craft alongside a dock first approached the boat at
at the Land of Promise Planta- Georgetown, "but we have no
tion on the east bank. sleeping accommodation. You'll

have to rough it. And bring along
a snack and drink."
"No problem." I answered.
IIn my late teens. I had been a
deckhand on a freighter boat
taking bananas from the Eastern
Caribbean islands to the UK. I
had also travelled among the is-
lands on various schooners and
motor vessels.
I once went to Guyana on
(Please turn to page X)

CAPTAIN Van Sluytman and son Santana with a passenger.



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situated at Lot 76 Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara.

1r One one flat wooden building with bottom partially enclosed
(1,440 sq. ft.) on land 274' x 48' situated at Lot 354 No. 51
Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

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situated at Parcel 918, Block 41332, Pattensen, Georgetown.

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Tenders must he sealed in an enveloe marked "Tender for Property" and
SultlltSd 10:
The lirector/Se cretay 1
New Building Society Unmited
1 Avenue of the Republic


The British High Commission in Georgetown recommends that
all United Kingdom and European Union Citizens living in
Guyana register their names and contact details at the High

Registration cards are available from the Consular Section at the
British High Commission
44 Main Street

Online registration is also available through the High
Commission website;

If you have registered in previous years, please re-register for

Consular Section
British High Commission

10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

To the


(From page IX)

the inter-island cargo boat the
M.V. ROMARK which had a
regular run between Guyana to
Barbados. I was used to ships
and the sea.
Despite the steady im-
provement of road works and
the ferry system over the last
10 years, Guyana with its
many rivers and the nearly 300
mile coastal Atlantic shoreline,
has a significant maritime sector.
A good deal of fruit such as co-
conuts and citrus is brought
from groves in riverain commu-
The majority in the sector
appear to be hard working small
businesspeople. The water
borne activity provides jobs on
shore, including in the
boatbuilding sector at yards in
the Essequibo region, among
them the April and the

Fiedtkou family operations at
Aside from the yearning for
adventure which still remains
with you from early seafaring
days, I wanted to get a feel of
how this sector was doing.
The outward leg from
Georgetown to the Pomeroon
River was uneventful.
As Captain Van Sluytman
explained, we had to keep about
10 miles offshore so as to avoid
running aground on the sand
banks which extend far from
shore, especially near the town
of Anna Regina, around the half
way point.
The sea is calm and some-
how, as night falls. you catch a
couple winks on top of the
greenheart cargo hatch with
your handbag as pillow.
The TANGO. which was
built in 1993 in the Pomeroon
area out of traditional Guyanese

THE INKS pulling into the Charity selling. (Photos, courtesy Guyana Consulate in

boatbuilding materials of
silverballi, greenheart and mora,
has an average speed of eight
On this trip out, the cargo
was gas bottles mainly, while
on the return trip items carried
include green coconuts, copra
and lumber.
At daybreak, the Captain
brings the TANGO back out
into the river from the Land of
Promise jetty and runs her up
on a nearby makeshift dock on
the river bank at high tide.
There is a leak somewhere up
in the bows and when the tide
falls away, he will caulk and
putty the opening.
We take a speedboat to
the selling at Charity, some 10
miles further south, stopping
to let Captain Van Sluytman
and his young son Santana,
who had come along for the

trip, off at their home on the
west bank.
At the Creole Food World
Restaurant, five minutes walk
from the selling, it was so good
to have a simple breakfast and
where the proprietress gives a
new meaning to the term
personalised service.
I spend a few days with
other friends in the area like
Andrieko Basir and his family
who kindly put me up.
And nothing like a cool co-
conut water drink at the Origi-
nal Juice Centre at the dockside
where I am briefed by the en-
terprising general manager on
expansion plans for the thriving
Mohammed Khan, who
would be instrumental in arrang-
ing the deck passage on the boat
INKS for the return passage, is
the hard working and knowl-

edgeable operations manager of
the Charity selling warehouse
complex. He kindly explained
what type of cargo, including
tasty oranges and grapefruit,
transited the port.
The INKS is a similar sized
vessel to the TANGO but has
different owners. It was also
built in the Pomeroon area, by
Gonsalves in 1992. It was skip-
pered by Captain Reid who,
typically with boats this size,
had a crew of three.
You need this size crew be-
cause on the leg back to
Georgetown, we stopped at
several places to pick up green
coconuts on the way back out
of the river. The crew is needed
to catch them as they are
thrown on board and to place
them evenly in the hold so the

(Please turn to page XI)



The public is hereby notified that the
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
is the owner of land situate at:

Tracts No. 3, 4 and 5 being portions of
Section 'A' Success, in the Island of Leguan,
in the Leguan Local Government district
in the County of Essequibo
(approximately 200 acres)

This land has not been rented by the Bank
and all trespassers will be prosecuted.

Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
48 Water Street



To the


m .

(From page X)

boat would always be stable.
The INKS can carry about 65
tonnes of cargo.
We left Charity around
14:30 h. The INKS had a more
powerful engine (a Cummins
180 HP) so right away I noticed
it had slightly more speed than
the TANGO.
As you leave the dock,
there are several various sized
boats tied up. They bring cargo
from riverain communities fur-
ther upriver.
Not that the extra speed
mattered. It was an experience
just to be on board. I wanted to
join in with the crew's work but
Captain Reid wouldn't agree.
I knew there would be mos-
quitoes while we were so close
to shore. So I had lathered my-
self with both the spray-on in-
sect repellent MOZIPEL (Made
in Guyana!) and that homemade
brew made out of crabwood
seeds by Archie Dear's wife in
Mahdia. Both worked great.
By nightfall, the hatch cover
was well secured for the ride
back on the open sea to
And around 10:00 h we were
at the mouth of the Pomeroon. Sud-
denly we stopped. I had felt a shud-
der in the hull and I knew we were
aground. But we weren't wrecked.
Captain Reid: "There's a
sand bar over the entrance and
we have to wait until the tide
rises for us to go over it."
The engine was shut down
after he had run the boat's hull
right up on the bar. It was 02:00
h when the Cummins rumbled
into life and we were under way
once again.
I was in the cabin this time,
with the crew arranging a "bed"
for me on a big pile of
"pointer" brooms (made from
hard parts of coconut leaves)
which was part of the cargo.
The crew also slept on top of
The shoreline sea atmo-
sphere brought in by the breeze
sort of cancelled out the char-
acteristic diesel/lubricating oils
and copra smells in the cabin.
When I awoke next morning
we were well along the return
route passing Anna Regina. The
remainder of the quart of coco-
nut water obtained from the cen-
tre ie previot afternoon wouM
soIr ttrn so I dfl0i i in one go
and har some cassavayipne and
oranges 1tan had givemnme.
We got to the Georgetown
selling at 1335 in the early af-
ternoon. As,the INKS was
stemed alongside the piles I was
amaamd a how one ,ew voanum-
bear 8ak a hWop of one-and ai
quManr mE0oV ape anl lasmal It
amunil a iahsgz fInims 1ft fret

TtI fefml,.,N, were Raly
linrnltr r gmn rmntm rianthe
]!tbetaamaBIndilltara isonmch:.

I waSl all a be backdaail
wafled to the hotel,,*ntl a
sdiwra:ad which, thrf hthti
spartse Sunday afterrfrithusa d.
. B.-uttwill al^ganmbber
hose: two lefe~l dXth dikps, 0i

the TANGO and the INKS. I
will remember the friendship of
the people of the Essequibo.
I will remember the contri-
bution to Guyana's economy
by these hardworking seafarers.

third from left, has more
oranges than he can
handle, from Mr.
Mohammed Khan, second
from left, and colleagues.

~rll'l ''
JI~ ii


xn Guyana Chroi

Congratulations are extended to Mr and Mrs Harris on their
fourth wedding anniversary. May God continue to bless and
keep you both together for many more years to come.
Greetings from your family and friends.

Happy seventh wedding anniversary greetings are extended
to Krishna and Mala of Seafort Street, Campbellville.
Greetings are coming from your loving sons Arvin and
Brandon, your parents and other relatives.

Congratulations are extended to Mr and Mrs Dwight
Ferguson on their fourth wedding anniversary. Greetings
from your loving son Dwight, Jr and your relatives and

Congratulations go out to Patrice and Fitz Grandison on
their fourth wedding anniversary. Best wishes are from their
parents, brothers, sisters and other relatives.

-9 MI&

ide July 30, 2006

the movie, agreed to have the
Rainbow Raani troupe on its
Caribana parade, and Demerara
Distillers Limited is supporting
the international campaign, along
with the Continental Group of
Samtani, the former Liberty
cinema boss, who worked with
the biggest of stars, from
Amitabh Bachan to Shahrukh
Khan, and who has distributed
films all over the world, agreed

to put his money behind the
script of his friend, director
Mickey Nivelli.
He says the movie contains
aspects of drama, romance, com-
edy, naughty bits as well. It was
filmed on location in Guyana.
The movie revolves on a band
called "The Rainbows" with
first-timer Prashant Kumar as
"Raj", the leader of the band.
Rainbow Raani also stars
Manvi Dhoopar, Sincee Daniels,



Pradeep Samtani eyes the shot. At left is former British High Commissioner Stephen



Neal & Massy Group is a conglomerate operating in the
majority of the English-speaking Caribbean countries.
We have been in business for over 38 years in Guyana,
operating across a wide spectrum of business sectors including:







SSecurity Solutions.

To meet the Group's future business aL A of"( u
succession plan, we are continuing with ,.-, w
Graduate Training Programme
which is no\ in its eighth cyar.
We arc iem iling individuals wh\o possess a keen business sense and
dcmonstratcd leadership ability to join our programme.

- A first degree or equivalent from an accredited inse
- Communication and articulation skills

Applicants should submit a detailed resume to the:
Group Human Resources Officer
Neal & Massy Guyana Limited
PO Box 10200

To reach no later than August 15, 2006



Pascale Piquion, Stephanec
Bentley, Laura Smith, Aldou,
Davidson, Ryan Boda and Jenna
Locals cast in the moite
include former Miss Gu)ana
Olive Gopaul, former Brilish
High Commissioner Stephen
Hiscock, comedian Kirk
Jardim, head of RK's security
Roshan Khan and Miss
Guyana World 2006 first run-
ner-up Kristia Ramlagan.


14 -" U R L u ,

pF I4 -' : 1 .. -. 't .J I
Dessia Braithwaite, Miss Guyana World 2006, poses in jewellery from Kings Jewellery World. Designs by the top
jewel house go on display today at a farewell fashion show at Le Meridien Pegasus. Dessia leaves shortly for the
Miss World pageant in Poland.


Alana Ernest poses for Chronicle photographer Quacy
Sampson upon her return from the Miss Universe

SMipp The One.

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Miss Guyana Universe
2006 Alana Ernest, back
from the red carpet walks of
Donald Trump's Miss
Universe 2006 in Los
Angeles, says she will
spend her year working
with orphanages and HIV/
AIDS programme.
Ernest did not place at
the Miss Universe pageant,
but was not surprised not
to have been included in
the Top 20 slot for a chance
at the title. She says after
the first week she realized
what the pageant was and
she and the other 65
contestants who didn't
make it were there for the
She said the pageant
helped her to develop her
knowledge of the world,
having. had a chance to
interact with the other
contestants from lands she
didn't even knew existed.
She said her trip to
Hollywood's Universal
Studies was the most
exciting of the events she
participated in. Second in
line she says was the All
Stars basketball game,
where she had a chance to
see stars like Usher and
Snoop Dog.
Alana named Oprah asan
Sicon and 1hen askedi*b
tie judges e uwasgjiP
a chanme appear cntii
show Maut rise woulrdanit
Uee topic Do be. she n 0il
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She ansMered JH Muy
became she says-she
knows of expedences alf
people who have had such
a past, but have beenaable
to overcome it and become
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The Dentist Advises
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gum is good

By Dr. Bertrand R. Stuart,
TOOTH decay is an infec-
tious disease powerfully af-
fected by the diet and by the
pattern of its consumption by
the host.
Its dependency on inges-
tion of fermentable dietary car-
bohydrate (sugar) is beyond
question. However, caries do
not occur in germ free animals,
no matter what their diet, thus
establishing it as a fundamental
microbiological disease. Based
on these facts, researchers are
working consistently to iden-
tify new ways to combat tooth
For centuries it has been
known that salivation contrib-
utes positively to oral hygiene
by literally washing away the
colonies of caries producing
germs that constantly prolifer-
ate on the tooth's surface. The
practice of chewing gum origi-
nated with the act of keeping a
smooth pebble in the mouth
and by extension badbreath

may be resisted in this way.
Believe it or not the main
component of chewing gum has
the same origin as gasoline. Not-
withstanding, the merits of
chewing gum as it relates to pre-
venting tooth decay are well
In addition, the act of chew-
ing gum has been identified with
improving memory according to
various studies. Scientists point
to non-mutually exclusive rea-
sons among which the simplest
is the fact that it improves
memory due to its ability to in-
crease the heart rate thus in-
creasing the blood flow to the
As another dimension, it's a
big craze in Japan now to buy
Bust-Up gum. According to a
recent BBC report, tests carried
out by Thailand's
Chulalongkom University show
that chewing gum which con-
tains the chemical Pueraria
mirifica was able to enhance fe-
male breast size by up to 80 per
But more related to our

theme, literature and TV adver-
tisements refer to the buffer ef-
fects that saliva has on dental
plaque and everyone knows that
chewing gum provokes salivary
But there is a new aspect to
the mechanism whereby chewing
gum helps prevent caries. That
aspect has to do with the actual
composition of the chewing gum.
Several studies of humans
have examined the effects of
partial or total substitution of
sugar by Xylitol in chewing
gum. Xylitol is sweet but it is
not a fermentable sugar. Actu-
ally, it is chemically classified as
an alcohol.
As part of the famous
Turku sugar studies, a compari-
son of adults whose diets con-
tained diverse foods in which
fructose substituted for sucrose,
Xylitol substitute for sucrose,
or the usual sucrose containing
foods were exclusively con-
sumed. The result after two
years, supported by a variety
of microbiological salivary and
other observations, demon-

strated dramatic reduction of
decay incidence, about 85% by
comparison with the ordinary
sugar diet.
Studies clearly dem-
onstrate non-carcinogenicity of
Xylitol (65%) content gum.
They also suggested that such
chewing gum was canes inhibi-
tory, despite the limited time
and quantity of exposure of the
dentition gum.
Of course, it should be rec-
ognized that chewing gum would
seem to be an ideal vehicle for
delivering caries inhibitory sub-

stances at relatively high con-
centrations to the surfaces of the
teeth, although the quantities in-
gested may be small.
The factors which are con-
ducive to tooth decay are re-
markably localized to the sur-
faces of the teeth. They are
plaque. its bacterial population.
the acid produced from sugar in
the plaque in juxtaposition to
the tooth surface, and the sugar
challenge to the plaque flora.
Finally, certain factors
should be involved with the
chewing gum for the sake of oral

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The chewing gum must
contain Xylitol sweetener in-
stead of sugar. The content of
Xylitol should be high, that is
over 60 per cent because it is the
Xylitol that specifically attacks
the germ.(strep mutans) which
causes tooth decay.
The gum should be
chewed for at least a total of
20 minutes a day. This implies
that one may chew the gum
four times for five minutes
during the entire day, so as to
derive the maximum effect.

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of prostate specific antigen in the
High amounts may indicate that you
are at risk of developing or have
Symptoms of enlarged Prostate are as follows:
Difficulty starting your urine stream.
Weaker than normal urine stream.
Pain or burning feeling when you urinate.
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as follows:
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(With one hour meal break)
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2. The Taxi Contractor will be required to transport the company's
staff to and from various locations within Georgetown. Special
arrangements will be made for out- of-town trips.
3. The Contractor will be required to provide his own vehicle and
driver, purchase his own fuel, oil, etc. and be responsible for his
own maintenance and repairs.
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(brand, model, registration number), be submitted in sealed
envelopes clearly marked on the outside "TENDER FOR TAXI
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Friday August 4, 2006.
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assigning a reason therefore, and not necessarily to award to the
lowest tender.
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to compete in 'My

Caribbean' Essay Contest

GUYANA'S tourism potential
will be declared by a ten-
year-old this October in the
Bahamas, when the country
competes in the 14th annual
Conde Nast Traveller 'My
Caribbean' Essay contest.
One finalist from each of the
26 participating nations was se-
lected and will be vying for the
prize in October. However, the
glory will be in promoting their
homeland to the wider Caribbean.
Guyana's representative.
Ms. Sidonia Peiters of Lot 94
William Street, Campbellville,
attends the Royal Academy lo-
cated at 149 Crown Street.

Queenstown, and has described
our unique potpourri in her es-
The topic for this year's
competition is "Reporter for
CNT" where each contestant
was required to write in no less
than 250 words, a story about
their country that should show
people more than just the usual
tourist spots.
When Sidonia spoke with
this reporter, the youngster in
her girlish charm explained that
she included all aspects of tour-
ism in her article. Among the
things she spoke about in her
essay were some of the interest-

ing places that can be found in
Guyana, such as, the Botanical
Gardens, Stabroek market, the
St. Georges Cathedral. Sidonia
even spoke about our interior
which contains our majestic
Kaieteur Falls. In addition, our
holidays were explained along
with some of the events that are
observed by the Guyanese
people, such as, the annual re-
"Excited and happy." was
Sidonia's response after being
asked how she felt about repre-
senting Guyana in the contest.
At the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) conference.

one grand prize winner chosen
by a Conde Nast Traveller Edi-
torial Selection Committee will
have his or her "My Caribbean"
essay reprinted in a future issue
of Conde Nast Traveller. In ad-
dition, the winner will receive a
US$2000 award and a special
Sidonia said much credit
goes to her teacher at school
who always encouraged her
to strive for excellence. After
the National Assessment Ex-
amination next year, Sidonia
disclosed Queen's College as
the school she wishes to at-
tend. (Telesha Persaud)

Applications are invited for suitably qualified persons
to fill the position of

The successful candidates are required to work on
a shift system, record and account for all stock
movement to and from the warehouse and to
report directly to the General

Prerequisites required:

i. Four subjects GCE/CXC 'O' Levels,
Mathematics and English must be included.
ii. Applicants must be 25 years and over.

Candidates who are interested are invited to
submit their application and curriculum vitae along
with two references on or before Saturday, August
5, 2006 to:
The General Manager
Guyana Beverages Inc.
1988-1989 Blue mountainn
Festival City
North Ruimvelt
Phone/Fax: 21P -1451/218-0685

Unsuccessfu applications

will no be


SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 1

Sponsored by the Guyana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety Framework Project

Medical Biotechnology Part 9

We had to take a necessary
few weeks break, as this col-
umnist was otherwise in need
of same. Prior to this break
we had an eight-part series
on Medical biotechnology
which we continue this week.
However, to keep readers
mindful of the primary es-
sence of this column, we


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would recap a few salient as-
pects of the national biosafety

National Biosafety Frame-
work in brief
A National Biosafety
Framework (NBF) is a combi-
nation of policy, legal, adminis-
trative and technical instruments
developed as a set of regulatory
instruments to ensure an ad-
equate level of protection/safety
in the field of safe transfer, han-
dling and use of GMOs result-
ing from modern biotechnology
that may have adverse effects
on the conservation and sustain-
able use of biological diversity
or pose risks to human and eco-
system health.
The National Biosafety
Framework development pro-
cess consists of the following
four sequential phases:
Phase 0 -the vision of
the project, design and estab-
lishment of institutional and
project management structures;
Phase 1 the gathering
of baseline data/information fol-
lowing the instigation of surveys
such as this one, and the docu-
mentation and storage of data

Phase 2 the widening
of the scope for identification
of stakeholders, analysis of the
baseline inventories, stakeholder
consultations and training;
Phase 3 drafting of
the National Biosafety Frame-
The National Biosafety
Framework project will take
Guyana from a zero stage where
national biosafety and biotech-
nology policies, biosafety laws
and regulatory regimes are non-
existent, to a stage where a draft
national biosafety framework
document with related draft
biosafety legislation would have
been prepared.
The five key components
of the draft biosafety frame-
work to being developed for
Guyana are:
Biosafety policy;
Regulatory regime includ-
ing appropriate biosafety laws;
System to handle requests
- which would involve the es-
tablishment of administrative,
risk assessment and manage-
ment, and decision-making
Follow up actions involv-
ing monitoring, inspections
and enforcement of biosafety
guidelines and laws; and
Public awareness and par-
To this end, with the assis-
tance of a team of consultants
under guidance, we have re-
viewed all the laws of Guyana
and determined among these
over twenty laws which have
both direct and indirect rel-
evance to the biosafety legisla-
tive framework and related bio-
technology regulation in
Guyana, surveyed the use of
biotechnology and its products
in Guyana, examined existing
and possible capacity building
initiatives relating broadly to
biotechnology and prepared a
draft national biotechnology
policy for subsequent public
consultations to commence in
the next several weeks..

Back to medical biotechnol-
Brief background to
The American Medical As-

Ministry of Health
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sociation describes
pharmacogenomics as a
branch of medicine that "exam-
ines how your genetic makeup
affects your response to drugs."
Structured slightly differently
by the prestigious Royal Soci-
ety of London, it "is the study
of how people's genetic makeup
affects their responses to
drugs." In other words,
"pharmacogenomics combines
traditional pharmaceutical sci-
ences such as biochemistry [or
pharmacology and pharmacoki-
ncticsl with an understanding of
common DNA variations in the
human genome." In our earlier
articles we have defined the ge-
nome in lay terms as the total
genetic or hereditary elements all
organisms, including humans, in-

herit from their parents.
To further explain the con-
cept of pharmacogenomics, we
find it appropriate to quote
from an excellent primer on the
subject published five years ago
by the American Chemical So-
ciety in their journal Chemical
and Engineering News:
"As the name suggests,
pharmacogenetics is the inter-
section of the fields of pharma-
cology and genetics. Simply
stated, pharmacogenetics is the
study of how genetic variations
affect the ways in which people
respond to drugs. These varia-
tions can manifest themselves
as differences in the drug targets
or as differences in the enzymes
that metabolize drugs. A differ-
ence in the target will usually

lead to differences in how well
the drug works, whereas differ-
ences in metabolizing enzymes
can result in differences in either
efficacy or toxicity. It's also
possible that genes not directly
involved in a particular pathway
could end up being predictive of
clinical outcomes.
Alt h o u g h
pharmacogenomics has the po-
tential to radically change the
way health care is provided, it
is only in its infancy. In the fu-
ture, pharmacogenomics could
find uses along the entire drug
discovery and development
timeline, all the way from tar-
get discovery and validation to

(Please turn to page XVIII)



The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) takes this opportunity to

announce that National Identification (ID) cards are currently being

distributed from all GECOM Registration Offices located across Guyana's

ten Administrative Regions.

Registrants o fthe following categories are required to uplift their respective

National Identification Cards from the GECOM Offices that are

responsible for their respective areas:-

(i) New Registrants.

(ii) Registrants who have applied for replacement of their ID Cards

because of loss or damage.

(iii) Registrants who have applied for corrections to incorrect

information on their respective ID Cards.

(iv) Registrants who have applied for new ID Cards because they

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Fig.2: Breast cancer cell







Correct solutions will be found in next Sunday's issue.

The Central Housing and Planning Authority is kindly requesting the persons listed
in the schedule hereunder, to make contact with the Manager of the Land Development
and Administration Department no later than July 31, 2006, with regard to properties
allocated to them by the Authority.

Name Lot
Bibi Acleema Hargobin 544 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara
Chaitram Khargie 279 Section B Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara
Seepersaud Singh 78 Block 8 Plantation Tuschen
Sawhodra Ramnarine 31 Coldingen
Ramnarine Takechandra 418 Plantation Best (Crane)
Lynette Feon Mc Pherson 418 Plantation Best (Crane)
Bibi Mohamed 132 Plantation Golden Grove (Kaneville)
Charles Gonsalves Viola Gonsalves 1343 Cummings I.odge
Roslyn Patrina Chapman & Junior Andra 153 Haslington, East Coast Demerara
Omrou Singh & Bibi Zabeeda Boodhoo 163 Cornelia Ida
Muniram Mohanall 733 Block 8 Mon Repos
Khemraj Ramnarine 80 Golden Grove
Ravindra Budhu 27 Coldingen
Cecelia Bacon 764 West Minister
Rajkumarie Neblett 488 Section C Block Y Golden Grove
Linda Mohamed 2168 Block 8 Tuschen
Majeed Hussain & Qwame Hussain 564 Section C Block Y Golden Grove
Rebeka Ganesh 547 Section C Block Y Gloden Grove
Clara Claire Prescott 68 Section C Block Y Golden Grove
Tessa Farose & Alford Robertson 572 Section A Block X Great Diamond
Peter Dataram & Rajkumarie Dataram 335 Bell West
Theresa George 332 Section C Block Y Golden Grove
Semone Alfred 140 Foulis
Aston Lewis 1046 Amelia's Ward
Lakeram Rajnarine 210 Area X Good Hope
Glasford Archer 249 Cornelia Ida
lan Mc Kenzie & Narissa Mc Kenzie 198/999 West Minister
Omkar Singh 381 Cornelia Ida
Ronald Orin Rowe 71 Foulis
Leon Andrew Neblett 313 plantation Golden Grove
Nixie Harvey 2088 Block 8 PlantationTuschen
Erroline Jetto 550 Block 8 Mon Repos
Wesley Smith & Shermin Gillis Smith 834 Section C Block Y Golden Grove
Shondell Ramphall 201 Cornelia Ida
Please walk along with all Housing documents in relation to the above-mentioned properties. Kindly
respond to this notice urgently.

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Medical Biotechnology ...
(From page XVII)
late-stage clinical trials. Beyond that, pharmacogenomic tests
could find their way into the doctor's office as a means to get
the right medicine to the right patient at the right time."
The field of pharmacogenomics has grown quite remark-
ably with several new studies emerging in very rapid succes-
sion. The term phannacogenoinics is used interchangeably with
pharmacogenetics. While the wide application of
pharmacogenomics may be several years away particularly for
developing countries, the age of the socalled "personalized
medicine" has dawned. It will not be business as usual for doc-
tors to just prescribe any medication for patients without read-
ing and understanding the intricacies of the individualized ge-
netic makeup of a patient.
Some examples of pharmacogenomics:
Different responses of breast cancer to therapy. For ex-
ample. the genetically engineered breast cancer drug Herceptin,
mentioned in one of the earlier articles in this segment of our
series, provides positive results in patients whose genetic
makeup produces high levels of the HER2 gene RNA or pro-
High blood pressure therapy responses differ between
males and females;
Females with the genetic predisposition factor called Mu-
lated factor V Leiden gene for a disease condiuon called venous
thrombosis must avoid taking oral contraceptives. In lay terms.
venous thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots form in
the veins.
According to an article in latest issue of the
Phurmacogenomics Journal volume 6 released this week. five
genes interact with annhypertensive drug therapy in people
with blood pressure.
in neighbonng Brazil scientists of the Brazilian National
Cancer Institute have also published an article linking genetic
vanations in the gene CYP2A6 among 412 healthy Brazilian
males to smoking habits. Our genes determine our smoking hab-
its and addiction!
Genetic makeup of HIV positive patients also determine
their responsiveness to specific drugs according to an over-
view on the subject by Spanish scientists of the Carlos Ill Hos-
pital in Madrid published m the most recent volume of the
journal Pharmacogenomics Journal this week.
If it makes sense to consider why a child may be al-
lergic to some foods while his or her other siblings from
the same parents are not, then we can appreciate these
hereditary variations among us called polymorphisms and
understand their implications for our individualized re-
actions to some drugs hence PHARMACOGENOMICS.

Hello Boys and Girls
Today we will be looking at different liquids around us. Have


SUNDAYICHRONICL1 "tB:i 30~,20066 19

Bacterial Wilt in Tomato Rl

Commercial cultivation of to-
matoes has increased in most
agricultural areas in Guyana
especially those in Regions
Three, Four, Five and Six.
The main varieties cultivated
are: Heat Master, F, Mongal,
Calypso and Creole.
During a recent field visit
conducted by The National Ag-
ricultural Research Institute
(NARI), it was observed that a
number of farmers are experi-
encing a number of agronomical
problems associated with to-
mato cultivation, one of which
is Bacterial Wilt.

Wilting first appears on the
youngest leaves of plants dur-
ing hot daytime temperatures as
indicated in (Figure 1). The in-
fected plants may recover, tem-
porarily, in the evening, when
temperatures are cooler. A few
days later, a sudden and perma-
nent wilt occurs. The roots and
lower portion of the stem have
a browning of their vascular
system. The invaded roots may

rot due to infection from sec-
ondary bacteria. Diseased stems
that are cut and placed in a
small container of water will
show yellowish or grayish bac-
terial ooze coming from the cut
end (Figure 2). When conditions
are less favorable for disease de-
velopment (for example, cool
and dry), the infected plants
may only show signs of stunt-
ing, and adventitious roots may
develop on the main stems. The
lower leaves will turn yellow
before wilting symptoms occur.

Conditions for Disease
Soil is the primary source of
the disease. The bacterium can
survive in soil for extended pe-
riods without a host plant. This
bacterium exists as a group of
variants or races, each of which
attack certain plant groups. Ma-
jor host plants include: eggplant,
banana and plantain; secondary
hosts include pepper, peanut
(groundnut), sweet potato, and
many weeds. The bacterium can
survive in diseased crop debris.

Figure 2: Brown discoloration of internal tissue.

The bacteria are released from
the roots of the affected plant
into the soil and can infect neigh-
boring plants.
Colonization of weeds by
the bacterium R.
solanacearin affects the degree
of carry over of inoculum.
Many weeds-may harbour the
bacteria in the roots yet show
no symptoms. The bacterium
enters tomato tissue through
wounds on the roots arising
from: cultivation, natural
wounds at emergence of lateral
roots, insect chewing or feeding
damage, and nematode feeding.
When the diseased plant is re-
moved from the field, the in-
fected root pieces that remain in
the soil provide bacteria for in-
fection of
new tomato roots. The dis-
persal of bacteria is by irrigation
water, cultivation, transplanting,
wounding and pruning. Infested
soil transported with seedlings
or with farm implements or in-
fected seedlings are a source of
long-distance dispersal of the
bacterium. High temperatures
(for example, 30-35 C) and
high soil moisture favor disease
development. High soil moisture
increases the survival of the
pathogen, its rate of infection
and development, and its spread
through the soil. Bacterial wilt
is a greater problem in heavy
soils and in low-lying areas that
can retain soil moisture for long
periods. This bacterium exists
as a group of variants or races
each of which attack certain
plant groups.

Avoid contaminated land.
Suitable rotations can only be
determined through local expe-
rience because of the diversity
of R. solanacearum strains and
races, and the many agro-cli-
matic zones where reports oc-
Eradicate weed hosts. Re-
move wilted plants, root debris
and volunteer hosts, and burn
them to reduce spread of the



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The Committee of Management of the pbove..
mentioned Credit Union, proposes to award
24 BURSARIES to the children of members.
These awards will be based on the results of
the Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination.

The allocation is as follows:-

SDEMER4 i5ursaries

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disease from plant to plant.
Disinfest tools when used in an
infested field. Wash with water
or bleach or sterilize by flame.
Work in the infested portion of
a field after working in the non
infested areas.
For transplant production,
use disease-free transplants,
sterilized soil medium, or fumi-
gated plant beds. Use proper
sanitation measures for trans-
plant production, and avoid
damage to roots during trans-
planting. Control root-knot
nematodes and root-feeding in-
sects since they may help the
disease to establish and spread.
If field spray programs
have begun prior to fruit-set,
periodic applications of cop-
per based sprays (Mankocide
(2-3 tbsp/gal) alternated with
Cuprosan (1 tbsp/gal) once
weekly as a soil drench is
recommended. This may re-
sult in a reduced rate of
spread of the disease, but
may be of minimal value un-
der conditions highly favor-
able for disease development.


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20 'SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006

- The Cosmopolitan

power of a Pop/Rock Band

By Terence Roberts

WHEN the band "Heart"
emerged with their first al-
bum "Dreamboat Annie" in
1975, the international youth
culture scene, also called Hip
Counter Culture, had al-
ready swept across nations
like Guyana that believed in
cosmopolitan modernity and
intellectual freedom.
"Heart" ushered in a news
mood that was not strictly Rock
or strictly Pop, but a subtly
blended intercourse between the
firm rhythmic energies of struc-
tural instrumentals and the in-
ner softness of emotional female
vocals sung sensually by lead
singer Ann Wilson. backed by
her sister Nancy Wilson, a ver-
satile acoustic and electric gui-
tarist and an outstanding ar-
ranger of the group's many fa-
mous tunes.
The key to the group's
uniqueness and sustained art-
istry lay in its emphasis on
frank, uninhibited feminine vo-
cals which influence and guide
the band's instrumental style,
which is not simply picked
from some prepackaged style of

Rock. Pop, Soul, Reggae, etc.
The band's name, first chosen
by its founders, bassist Steve
Fossen and lyrical electric gui-
tarist Robin Fisher, came to im-
ply a distinct emphasis on the
romantic sentiments and spiri-
tual kinship which the human
heart can symbolise for humans
In 1974. 1 had returned to
Georgetown's hectic and Hip
Youth Culture Scene after years
of involvement in Toronto's Hip
Counter Culture scene, where 1
had worked for the Under-
ground Press and attended se-
lect clubs like "Platform". in the
heart of downtown and open
only from midnight to dawn for
well known Rock. Pop and Jazz
artists who performed there free
before doing their commercial
shows. Many musicians and
myself crossed paths in high
spirits back then, when the
Hippie credo forbid ego trips,
celebrity airs, and too much
In Georgetown I was
shocked to find a large scene of
Guyanese males and females of
every race and mixture who had
let their hair run wild and their

tailors dress them in beautifully
tapered light tropical clothing.
Though many of them still re-
sided at home with their fami-
lies, as is a Guyanese custom,
they were educated and earned

a living as teachers, technicians,
journalists, painters, sculptors,
musicians, designers, bank
clerks, librarians, civil servants.
They enjoyed enormous social
freedom, and formed a close

open-minded culture with much
interracial intimacy. Usually we
could be found in Subryanville,
Kitty, Kingston, Queenstown,
Bel Air Park. Main St, Tiger
Bag (which was filled with sail-

ors' Niteclubs at that time), and
Brickdam; at cafes and pubs in
Hotel Tower, Pegasus, Bookers,
Snack Bar, or outside Caraby
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 30, 2006 21

The Environment -

How can you

help protect it?

Hello Readers,

This week we will look at the
environment and learn about
the various ways in which we
can help to protect it. Here
are some ideas on how we can
do so.
Our planet is in trouble! Al-
most every day we seem to hear
of yet another problem affect-
ing the environment and what a
list of problems pollution, acid
rain, global warming, the de-
struction of rainforests and
other wild habitats, the decline
and extinction of thousands of
species of animals and
plants....and so on.
Nowadays, most of us
know that these threats exist
and that humans have caused
them. Many of us are very wor-
ried about the future of our
planet and unless we can find a'
way of solving the problems we
have made then the environment
will suffer even more.
It all sounds so depressing

- but we certainly mustn't de- Here
spair! Every one of us, what- amples o
ever age we are, can do some- vironmer
thing to help slow down and re- help you
verse some of the damage. We them.
cannot leave the problem-solv-
ing entirely to the experts we Waste
all have a re-
sponsibility for ...
our environ-
ment. We must
learn to live in a >
sustainable way iA
i.e. learn to use
our natural re- *
sources which 0
include air,
freshwater, for- ?
ests, wildlife, Z
farmland and
seas without
damaging them.
As populations U
expand and
lifestyles change, we must keep We h
the World in good condition so lot of rub
that future generations will have in Britain
the same natural resources that
we have. (Please



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are just a few ex-
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ARIES Your world's an orderly, balanced and bright one, and you're doing
your part to keep it that way putting selfishness aside and enjoying giving
I just as much as you're delighting in receiving. This generous mood of yours
also gives you an extra-sparkly charm factor, which won't go unnoticed by
those around you (and may be noticed by one person in particular). Keep the
cycle of good energy going, and get the most out of this special day.

TAURUS There's so much good stuff all around you, you'll just want to
grab hold of as much as possible and revel in it. It's certainly an appropriate
time for indulgence, but you'll be even happier in the end if you mix in a bal-
ance of activities and others will enjoy it with you as well. How about head-
ing up a nice walk before (and maybe after) that big, celebratory meal? It could
just become a special new tradition.

GEMINI The energy the stars are sending you perfectly befits a special
day. You're ready for fun and celebrations surrounding family and friends,
and everything's got a little extra sparkle to it. If there's a romantic connec-
tion happening in your life, that'll be extra shiny, too. Get out the camera to
document the memories, and don't forget to spend a few minutes on the phone
With those who can't be there.

CANCER Home and all things domestic maybe lavish meals, entertaining
family and friends, enjoying coziness and comfort are in the stars, in a way
that seems custom-made for you. You'll actually enjoy troubleshooting any
little bumps that occur in your carefully laid plans, getting creative if relatives
have a tiff or dessert gets burned. Who knows? What starts out as an acci-
dent could turn into a great tradition.

LEO A very special gift could come your way now, and you know how you
love to get gifts. It could be something big in the material realm computer
equipment, a digital doohickey you've been hankering for, a gorgeous piece
of artwork or it could be something intangible but that's even more pre-
Scious. It feels like other people were put here to grant your wishes, but it's
i also a reflection of your own generous spirit and accumulated good karma.

VIRGO Your analytical side goes out the window now, and you're indulg-
ing in sweet sentimentality and the joy of the season. It doesn't hurt that
you've got the day all planned out (which will also come in handy since if
you had to make a decision today, it'd be difficult). Enjoy the company of
family and friends, and don't be surprised if you're moved to tell people how
meaningful they are to you. In fact, just go ahead and do it.

LIBRA With your usual impeccable timing, you've got the good energy
going full-blast and it's just going to continue to flow. The universe is defi-
nitely on your side, and any and all celebrations that you're a part of will be a
smashing success. Meanwhile, there's also the possibility of some amped-up
romance, so don't hesitate to steal some special moments with a special some-
one it could be the best part of a great day.

SCORPIO If life were a reality TV show, you'd be the one who was most
Excited about the final revealing scene, the one with the surprise twist and
S the unveiling of the cause of all the build-up. Today is just like that, except
Without the creepy cosmetic surgery or weird hosts. The sweet little secrets
you've cooked up recently are finally revealed, and (surprise!) everyone loves
them. And (bonus!) someone's got a special thing or two to surprise you,

SAGITTARIUS Friends treasure you, family loves you, and you feel totally
tapped into it all and extra bright and shiny. Life's a gift, and you're gleefully
tearing.off the paper and tying the ribbon around the top of your head (yes,
you're a gift, too!). Some deeper moments during the day will especially please
you talking about what it all means, maybe even being asked for advice by
someone you really respect.

CAPRICORN Letting your industrious side take the day off could prove
challenging. but it'll mean a great deal to.the family and friends who'd like
your complete presence. Whatever's going on at work will definitely still be
there tomorrow, while this day happens only once. Get yourself busy with
enjoying it all to get engaged in the moment appoint yourself official pho-
tographer. or sous chef for a celchratory meal, or make a point of having a
good conversation with each and every person in the room. Or do all three!

AQUARIUS Your mind i ;may he wandering to far-off places perhaps
someone's given you the gift of" a plane ticket, even but friends and family
would still like to feel that you're in the present moment. Make a special ef-
fort to keep your five senses up and running; it you take the tiine to appreci-
ate all that's around you, you won'l be able to help being involved, enjoying
Sit all and connecting with your near and dear.

PISCES Things are just getting better right about now, and today is no
exception to the general trend. In fact, gatherings and groups are wonderful
today, and you've got many an opportunity to strengthen bonds and deepen
connections. The fact that you're sincerely ready to help also makes you a
precious part of the scene and an integral part of the fun. Keep it all in bal-
ance with a little bit of alone time maybe a brisk, thoughtful walk.




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hidden war

The scale of the fighting in
southern Afghanistan has
dramatically increased over
the past few months.
But there is another war
going on at a much more local
level, targeting government in-
frastructure across the country.
Local politicians, police chiefs
and judges are being assassi-
nated, and schools are being
closed due to intimidation or
being burned to the ground, as
Alastair Leithead reports.
The notes were left at

night, pinned to trees outside the
school they were addressed to
the head teacher.
We know you are involved
in girls' education. Unless you
stop we will kill your daughters
and we will kill your family."
The principal had received
many of these warnings, but it
didn't stop him keeping the
school open.
He pinned up his reply on
the same trees: "Do whatever
you have to do and we will do
what we have to do," it read.

A few days later the school
was hit by three rockets, and
explosives were planted around
the outside of the building.
This happened a few weeks
ago in Wardak, a province
neighboring Kabul.
And in the south of the
country the situation is even
'Soft targets'
In Helmand province in the
last eight months almost half the
schools have either been burned

Tributes for Miss Lou

The death of Jamaica's
much loved cultural icon
Louise Bennett-Coverly has
opened a floodgate of trib-
SMiss Lou, as she was af-
fectionately known, died on
Wednesday after she collapsed
at her home in Toronto,
Canada. She was 86.
Louise Bennett-Coverly is
considered Jamaica's premier
folklonst, poet, entertainer and
She was best known for the
personality of Miss Lou whom
she portrayed lie throughout
the Caribbean as well as iia a
series of radio and television
Wonderful performer
In an interview with BBC
Caribbean on Fnday. Holly-
wood icon Harry Belafonte
paid tribute.
"She's a wonderful per-
former- very clever, very
keen". Belafonte said.
"She had a large influence
on many things I have come to
learn and to understand about

the cultures of the Caribbean".
Promoted Jamaican culture
Politicians and artists alike
were quick to voice their praise
and adoration for the woman

who promoted Jamaican culture
Although she went to hve in
Canada, Miss Lou's popularity
was sealed in the radio shows
'Laugh with Louise', 'Miss
Lou's Views' and 'The Lou and
Ranny Show' as well as her sub-
sequent children's TV
programme'Ring Ding'.
Louise Bennett-Coverly re-
ceived official acclaim for her
work during her hfetime.
She was the was awarded an

Member of the British Empire
(MBE), The Norman Manley
Award for Excellence, The Or-
der of Jamaica and an Honorary
Degree from the University of
the West Indies.
She was appointed Cultural
Ambassador at Large for Ja-
A great cultural icon that al-
most single-handedly champi-
oned patois as a valid form of
The Governor General
Tributes poured in following
the news of her death. Janmaca's
Prime Muiniser Portia Simpson
Miller said 'she was regarded as
a close family member. part of
our national landscape'
Former prime minister's
PJ Patterson said "...she be-
came a symbol of national
pride and national unity,"
while Edward Seaga offered:
"She was one of Jamaica's
greatest brand names, rank-
ing with every other star,
product or person in the Ja-
maican firmament."

down, or the teachers have been
intimidated into closing.
They are echoes of a
Taleban government which was
removed from power almost
five years ago, but today's mo-
tives are as much about creat-
ing instability as they are about
religious extremism.
Schools are soft targets, the
night letters instil fear into the
people, and the intention is to
gradually erode the power of
the democratically-elected gov-
Beyond the heavy fighting
in Helmand, the roadside and
suicide car bombs in Kandahar
and across Afghanistan which
are killing coalition soldiers,
Taleban militia and civilians, is
a campaign to bring chaos and
fear to the country.
Just how co-ordinated this
campaign might be is difficult to
say, but every day the list of
dead and injured is increasing.
Some days there are more

attacks across Afghanistan than
there are in Iraq.
"They are killing the lead-
ers of the province," said
Rahman Ibrahim, the former po-
lice chief of south-eastern Paktia
"They tried to assassinate
the governor, the chief of police,
the head of intelligence, the
army chief. They tried to kill
government employees.
"They pay people to burn
schools and organise roadside
bombs, they pay to bring unrest
to the region," he said.
Government officials know
there is often a price on their
heads money is being paid for
carrying out attacks.
Even Taleban commanders
are paying more for fighters
than the Afghan security agen-
cies are offering. -
Education has been lauded
by the international community
as a major success story in post-
Taleban Afghanistan.
Millions of children who
could not go to school are now
receiving an education many of
them girls.
But in parts of the country
this is changing with the new
life that appears to have been
breathed into the insurgency.
One student from Helmand,
who did not want to be named,
described the situation in his
district: "There were around
2,000 students studying with

me at the school, but now that
has all gone to waste.
"The people with money
have moved to the provincial
capital and go to school over
there but the rest have stayed
here and they will be unedu-
In some of the burned
schools copies of the Koran had
not been removed evidence,
some argue, that this was not
done by religious extremists, as
they would have first removed
the sacred texts.
A school, empty at night, is
an easy target for arsonists and
a strong symbol of the state.
"Education is the founda-
tion of any society. You can-
not rebuild after decades of
war without educating and it
should be the very first step
for development," said
Hassina Sherjan, who runs
girls schools for the charity
"They are specifically at-
tacking education as they know
that once people learn and think
for themselves they cannot in-
doctrinate them again with their
own ideologies."
They are specifically at-
tacking education as they
know that once people learn
and think, for themselves
they cannot indoctrinate
them again, Hassina Sherjan,
Schools are easy targets
for those who oppose educa-

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Welcome to the 410" edition of
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taps on coolng in 1 yana 1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp Sugar
-a,. 2 tsp Charmpion RiBaagPowder
1/4 tsp salt
2lb groundbeef Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grihd meat 1 large plantain
2 thick slices white bread coarsely and soak bread in some mil Squeeze ..2 cup milk
1 cup milk untildry and retain milk. Saute onion iutte. r. 1 egg '
3 onion, chopped Add INDI CrryPowder and continue to saute 1 tbsp cooking oil
Butter for 1 minute.
2 tbsp INDI Curry Powder Add meat, sugar, salt, lemonjuice and almonds.
tsp sugar Beat eggs;addhalfto meat mixture.
Salt Whisk otherhalfofmilk. Thoroughlymix bread .
Juice of one lemon into meat mixture; add stock. Put meat mixture
10 almond, slivered into greased oven proof dish; smooth top. Pour .
3 eggs eggmixtureover, top with bayleaves. -. sOSOeI
cup strong beef stock Cook in oven for 30 minutes or until set.
2 bay leaves Remove from oven. Serve with plain boiled rice *** hIe
% cup chopped pasley, tn,- d ey1 caom
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Plantain Fritters

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour sugar,
Champion Baking Powder and salt; set aside.
Peel plantain and slice into twoinch thunks. In
a blender container combine plantain, milk, egg
and cooking oil. Cover and blend until smooth.
Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients t~d
blend. CarefMlly drop one round teaspoon into
deephotoilheatedto 3750 F.
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until done, turn once.
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Hits and Jams crew was sizzling hot! The pictures tell the story of an entertainment packed event that deserves its
place on the national tounsm calendar. Ayana Williams reed away with the title and her car. Kamini Singh, who
placed just behind her, will have to settle for the t wo wheeler because the organizers have no intention of reversing
her fortunes despite popular opinion that she should have won the contest.










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