Guyana chronicle
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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: 10/8/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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The Chronicle is at http://www.guyanachronicle.com

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BERLIN (Reuters) A German lawyer hopes to drum
up more business by pursuing state compensation
claims for people who believe they were abducted
by aliens.
'"'her's quite obviously demand for legal advice here,"
Jens Lorek told Reutrs by telephone on Thwusday. "The
trouble is, people ae afraid of making fools of themselves

in court."
Lorek. a lawyer based in the eastern city of Dresden who
specialises in social and labour law, said he hoped to expand his
client base by taking on the unusual work.
He has yet to win any abduction claims, but says there are
plenty of potential clients, noting that extra-terrestrial watchdogs
report scores of alien assaults every year.
"These people could appeal for therapies or cures," he said.
Lorek, 41, is pinning his hopes for success on a German law
which grants kidnap victims the right to state compensation.



Asked if he was worried he might look ridiculous by seeking
justice for clients haunted by aliens, Lorek was unfazed.
"Nobody has laughed about it up until now."



in store for traffic violators

- Rohee announces at accident victim's funeral

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Green vows!
NATURE lovers Eliza Florendo and
Luis Menendez officially became one
yesterday when they exchanged vows
at Arrowpoint Nature Resort, seven
miles into the Kamuni Creek, a
tributary of the Demerara River.
Florendo, Director of
Environmental Management at the
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), and Menendez, an Industrial
Engineer of Panama City, Panama,
tied the knot in an unusual but glitzy
jungle setting at the resort they both
fell in love with after a short vacation
there three years ago.
Mr and Mrs Luis Menendez spare
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

Relatives mourn the loss of 21-year-old Keisha Crawford. Her father is second from right.
Crawford was killed in a road accident that claimed the lives of two others two Fridays
ago. (Pictures by Quacy Sampson)

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MINSTER of Home Affairs (right) in a reflective mood at the Church of God, Plaisance as
relatives of Keisha Crawford sing the final hymn at her funeral service yesterday.

Tougher penalties in

store for traffic violators

Rohee announces at accident victim's funeral

TOUGHER penalties for those
who violate traffic laws are
coinig. Minister of lHome Af-
fairs IMr. Clement Rohee an-
nounced yesterday at the funeral
service for Keisha Crawford.
the eldest of the three victims
in the September 29 East Coast
highway crash was laid to rest.
Minister Rohee said that
the reform of the country's traf-
fic laws would incorporate
higher fines, and said he would
also strongly consider revoking
the licences of repeat traffic of-
fenders. He also hinted at the
institutionalising a breath alco-
hol test. so as to get drunken
drivers off the roadways.
Keisha Crawford, 21. was
in the bus 'State Property' when
its speeding driver, who has
since turned himself in. crashed
into another bus outside the
Ocean View Hotel on the East
Coast Uemerara. The crash also
took the lies of two others.
Latoya Daniels. 13 and Quincy
Junor. 17.
The young woman died
from drowning, after she was
pitched into a nearby canal.
Crawford had gone to thle City
to collect the baby of a close
family friend. The baby. Shamar
Singh. miraculously survived
the accident.

Keisha Crawford's brother collapses at her funeral service.

At the church service held
at Plaisance. where all the vic-
tims of the deadly crash resided.
Minister Rohee said relatives
must feel a sense of justice in
cases where others recklessly
take the lives of their loved
Beside him in the Church of
God were Traffic Chief Roland
Alleyne and Commander of the
East Demerara Police Division
Mr. Lerov Bruinmel. Leader of
the People's National Congress
Reform One Guyana (PNCR
- IG) was also at the funeral
service held at the Church of
God. Plaisance.
The Minister could not say
when the "modern" traffic leg-
islation would be tabled in the
National Assembly, but he said
the legal process has already

commenced, and President
Bharrat Jagdeo has assured that
improved traffic legislation
would be given priority.
Survivors of the deadly
crash, mainly school children,
recalled that driver was speed-
ing, and it was when he at-
tempted to go between a mini-
bus and a truck that he caused
the accident. The incident
caused outrage and prompted
calls for stiffer penalties against
those who break the traffic
laws. "
The driver of the minibus
fled the scene and came out
of hiding Monday when he
turned himself in at the
Sparendaam Police Station.
He is likely to be charged
with causing death by danger-
ous driving. (Neil Marks)


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

Fire Prevention Week


threat of fire is

national priority
Home Affairs Minister
REMOVING the threat of fire from homes and businesses
is a national priority and a culture of five safety must be
promoted, Home Affair Minister Clement Rohee said.
This is the view of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee
who launched fire prevention week which begins today under
the theme 'Contribute Toward National Development ThrouLgh
Fire Prevention'. The theme must be "our constant reminder",
the Minister said.
His remarks were made against the background of a recent
spate of fires. Last month, fire took the lives of a mother and
her five children in Linden, destroyed the Region Pour Regional
Democratic Council building at Paradise. East Coast Demerara,
an NCN transmission station at Linden. the former Guyana
Broadcasting House on High Street, a building in the Guyana
Elections Commission (GECOM) compound, and other build-
ings in various communities.
"So far for this year. 82 buildings were destroyed, while 69
others were severely damaged. More importantly, 21 precious
lives were lost and 334 persons were left homeless.
"Approximately 10 per cent of the actual fires responded
to by the Guyana Fire Service is suspected to have been set bh
arsonists. I wish to state that once found, perpetrators of these
nefarious acts will be dealt with severely, according to the law."
Minister Rohee said in an address to the nation.
The Minister pointed to the devastating consequences of
uncontrollable fires on Guyana's economic and social well-he-
ing, including the destruction of property, dislocation of jobs,
rebuilding costs, the risk factor of doing business which can un-
dermine Guyana's attractiveness as a destination for potential
investors, and the destruction of this country's cultural heri-
"Since my assumption to the Office of Minister of Home
Affairs, I have met with the business community and private
security firms and am heartened by their positive predisposi-
tion and commitment towards assisting the Fire Service in achiev-
ing its aims and objectives.
"During this year, there has been an increase in the Fire
Department's fire fighting fleet. However, there are other areas
of the Fire Service that are in need of improvement. One such
area is the forensic investigative capacity. This deficiency is
manifested by the number of mystery fires whose origin is yet
to be determined. The Fire Service and the Police will be work-
ing together to improve this area," the Minister said.
He has encouraged Guyanese to fully participate in the
activities for Fire Prevention Week which include radio and
television programmes, visits to schools and other institu-
tions, seminars and lecture sessions. One of the highlights
of the week will be the re-activation of the Fire Advisory
Board which is responsible for advising the Minister of
Home Affairs on all matters pertaining to the prevention
of fires and related issues. The Board has been inactive
for decades, the Minister said.




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(Barbados Nation) The
woman whom immigration
officials plucked from the
murky waters of the Consti-
tution River Thursday was
deported yesterday.
Angela Allen, also kno\\ n as
Angela Browne and hb\ a; num-t
her of other names. appeared in
court charged with assaulting
and resisting ltWo imnig.rationl
anotherr charge in the )is-
Irict "B" jurisdiction ot Cliltr-
ing the island \ while ilnlcr a.l d --
poriation order \\as not dealt
with after Allen pleaded guilty
to the other charges.
Immigration Officer
Clarence Harewood revealed at
least three instances where the
43-year-old woman w\ho was
staying at Duncans. St Philip.
was put out of the island. The
last time was earlier this year.
Magistrate Christopher
Birch told the 43-year-old
woman that he did not know
how many times she had to be
deported in order for her to
realise she was an undesirable

"Go hack and slay in
Guyana. I hope we don't see
\ o again." he told her.
Sergeant Wendell Greenidge
said lthat some time in Septem-
her an immigration officer spot-
ted Alien who had been de-
ported in Julv and confronted
her. The fleet-footed woman got
asa\s that liine.
ilowever, she was no lltha
,\s Ii on Thutrsday wh lien officials
again spoiled her in the (Cit vcen
though she jumped into the river
in a vain alltteipl t to escape.
Allen admiitted to rc-cnter-
ing the island illegally using dif-
ferL'it aliases to elt in btll said
she slipped into the river while
fI leeing. She said the officers
grabbed her. choked her and
pushed her around.
She said her current pass-
port was in the custody of the
honorary consul for Guyana.
Magistrate Birch con-
victed, reprimanded and dis-
charged Allen for assaulting
and resisting immigration of-
ficers Kareem Carter and
Wayne Beckles. He ordered
her deported immediately.


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Magistrate Chandra Sohan wishes to state that he has
been misquoted in the article under the headline 'Berbice
Magistrate blames lawyer for 'channa bomb' attack' pub-
lished on page three of the Saturday. October 7 edition
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Outspoken journalist critic

shot dead in Moscow

By James Kilner

MOSCOW (Reuters) Rus-
sian journalist Anna
Politkovskaya, an outspoken
critic of President Vladimir
Putin, was shot dead yester-
day at her apartment block in
central Moscow, police said.
"According to initial infor-
mation she was killed by two
shots when leaving the lift.
Neighbours found her body," a
police source told Reuters. Po-
lice found a pistol and four
rounds in the lift.
Politkovskaya, a 48-year-
old mother of two, won inter-
national fame and numerous
prizes for her dogged pursuit of
rights abuses by Putin's gov-
ernment, particularly in the vio-
lent southern province of
"The first thing that comes
to mind is that Anna was killed
for her professional activities.
We don't see any other motive
for this terrible crime," said
Vitaly Yaroshevsky, a deputy
editor of the newspaper where
Politkovskaya worked.
Moscow chief prosecutor
Yuri Syomin told reporters at
the crime scene, a nine-storey
Soviet-era apartment building in
central Moscow. that he was
treating the death as murder.
Paramedics took
Politkovskaya's body, wrapped
in a white sheet, out of the build-
ing and put it into an ambu-
lance. A middle-aged women laid
flowers at the doors of the
building and then stood with her
head against the wall, crying.
Former Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev, a share-
holder in Politkovskaya's news-
paper Novaya Gazeta, de-
scribed the killing as a "savage
"It is a blow to the entire
democratic, independent press."
Gorbachev told Interfax news
agency. "It is a grave crime
against the country, against all
of us."
In the days before her
death, Politkovskaya had been
working on a story about tor-
ture in Chechnya, which was
expected to be published tomor-
row, her newspaper said.

The rebel province has been
a constant headache for the
Kremlin. Russia sent troops in
1994 to crush an insurgency but
after 12 years of bloodshed and
the devastation of the

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya speaks at a news
conference in Moscow in this February 27, 2001, file
photograph. (Alexander Natruskin/File/Reuters)

province's capital Grozny, spo-
radic attacks continue.
"We have not got the article
yet but we know that she had
evidence and photos." Novaya
Gazeta's Yaroshevsky said.
Politkovskaya was a fierce
critic of Putin, whom she be-
lieved had failed to shake off his
past as a KGB agent.
She accused him of crushing
liberty, stifling freedom and
dragging Russia back into its au-
thoritarian Soviet past.

"Why do I so dislike
Putin'" she wrote in her book
'Putin's Russia' which was
widely published overseas but
not in Russia.
"1 dislike him for ... his cyni-
cism. for his racism, for his lies
... for the massacre of the inno-
cents which went on throughout
his first term as president."
In New York. ihe Commit-
tee to Protect Journalists de-
scribed Politko\ skaya's murder
as a "'ide\ astalting development

for journalism in Russia."
"She was an intrepid and
brave reporter who repeatedly
risked her life to report the
news from that region," spokes-
woman Abi Wright said.
Born to Soviet Ukrainian
diplomats in New York in 1958,
Politkovskaya studied journal-
ism at Moscow's State Univer-
sity and began her career in state
After the collapse of the
Soviet Union she began work-
ing at the independent media
which began to flourish under
Politkovskaya's war report-
ing often meant she 'was under
scrutiny by Russian politicians
and. sometimes, the security
services. She had been arrested
and held in a pit for three days
in Chechnya and received nu-
merous death threats.
She alleged she was unable
to cover the bloody siege of a
school at Beslan in 2004 in
which more than 330 children
and parents died when troops
stormed the school because she
was poisoned on the flight from
Moscow and ended up in hos-
Her murder is the most
high-profile killing of a jour-
nalist here since the death of
U.S. journalist Paul
Klebnikov in 2004.

World powers to discuss

possible Iran sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) Six
world powers agreed on Fri-
day to discuss possible UN
Security Council sanctions
to punish Iran for failing to
halt its nuclear programme
but said they were still open
to negotiations with Tehran.
The United States, which has
accused Iran of trying to build a
nuclear bomb, portrayed the
agreement with Britain. France.
Germany. Russia and China as a
decision by the six powers to im-
pose sanctions, with just their
scope now to be determined.
"The decision has been
made we'll go for sanctions. The
question is what will the extent
of the sanctions be," U.S. Un-
der Secretary of Stale for Politi-
cal Affairs Nicholas Burns told
reporters after the London min-
isterial-level meeting.

Burns said the six powers'
political directors would hold
talks on Tluesday or Wednesday
and that their UN ambassadors
were expected to begin discuss-
ing a sanctions resolution the
following day.
While Washington, backed
by Britain, is lobbying hard for
sanctions. Russia and China
have opposed this route.
Russia reiterated after the
meeting that talks with Iran
were the way forward and that
it would continue to pursue that
goal at the United Nations.
"We have firmly confirmed
that we will hold consultations
in the UN Security Council on
what additional measures to take
to incite the Iranian party to ac-
cepting the proposals thai the
sextel made in early June." Rus-
sian Foreign Ministcr Scrgei

Lavrov was quoted as saying by
the Interfax newss agency.
In June, the six powers of-
fered Iran economic and politi-
cal incentives to halt uranium
enrichment. In its reply. Iran
hinted at some flexibility over
suspension but not as a precon-
dition for talks.
Iran. which says its nuclear
programme is only for power
generation, missed a Security
Council deadline of August 31 to
slop utraniuml enrnchinenl. Apart
from Germany, the powers that
met in London were veto-wield-
ing Security Council members.
"Further pressure (on Iran)
is needed," British Foreign Sec-
retary Margaret Beckett told re-
In July, a UN resolution

(Please turn to page 11)

A soldier stands guard at a deserted road in Kirkuk, about
250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, October 7, 2006.

Iraqi forces

detain scores in

oil city crackdown

By Mustafa Mahmoud

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters)
Thousands of Iraqi police and
soldiers swept through the
restive Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk
yesterday, searching homes
for weapons and insurgents
after all residents were or-
dered off the streets.
In northern Tal Afar, north-
west of Kirkuk. a suicide car
bomber killed 14 people in an
attack on an Iraqi army check-
point, the latest in a series of
deadly suicide bombings in the
toswn since the start of the Mus-
lim holy month of Ramadan.
U.S. military officials had
predicted a surge in violence
over Raliadan.
The Interior Ministry said
51 bodies had been found in
Baghdad in the past 24 hours.
lan\ tortured and bound, a
typical feature of sectarian
death squad killings.
The bloodshed followed a
warningg by U'.S. Senate Anned
Services Courmittee Chairman
John Warner that Iraq's govern-
ment had 60 to 90 days to control
the violence that threatens ci\il war
or the United States would have
to reconsider its options.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri*
al-Maliki held talks with Sunni
tribal leaders yesterday and an-
nounced plans for reconstruc-
tion projects in western Anbar
province. heartland of tthe Sunni
An alliance of Sunni tribal
leaders has promised to help
Maliki's government root out al
Qaeda militants who have set up
bases in the province, making it
the deadliest area in Iraq for
U.S. soldiers and largely outside
Baghdad's control.
Maliki's governnient is un-
Idr pressure Ironi the Ameri-
cans to show some progress in
contailling the insurgent and sec-
tarian violence convulsing lthe
country, and the crackdown ill
Kirkuk is one of se\ eral milital.
operations n\\ under s .a.
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thaii 20 people on Septeliber
Kirkuk police chicf IMajor
General Shirko Shakir said cars
and pedestrians had been cleared

from the city's streets after an
indefinite curfew was imposed
on Friday night and Iraqi secu-
rity forces began sweeping
through neighborhoods.
More than 184 people had
been arrested and 450 weapons
seized, he said.
"This operation is an at-
tempt to control the deteriora-
tion of the security situation in
the city. We will continue it un-
til we clean up the city and end
insurgent activity." he said.

Iraqi police Major General
Jamal Taher said a 15 kn-long
trench had been dug south of the
city in the last week to try to
prevent insurgents and car
bombs from entering Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces have beefed up
security in many cities. fearing
an increase in violence with the
start of Ramadan.
Yesterday's car bomb attack
in Tal Afar was the fourth sui-
cide car bombing on an army or
police checkpoint in the town
since the start of the holy
month two \ ceks ago.
The town has been largely
free of violence since U.S.-led
forces drove out al Qacda inili-
tants in a 2005 offensive. In
March. President Bush cited Tal
Afar as an example of progress
being made in Iraq.
The govNernment has failed
to control the violence that has
killed thousands of Iraqis. de-
spite a series of plans aimed at
ending the bloodshed and recon-
ciling Shi'ites. Sunnis and Kurds.

Gunmen this week ab-
ducted and killed a Kurdish law-
maker in the capital. where U.S.
and Iraqi forces h\ e launched
a major operation to regain con-
trol of the streets. He was the
first nmemnber of the parliament
s\\ or in in N March to be killed.
U.S. envos Zalmi0
Khalil/ad and lhe top U.S. mili-
lari commander in Iraq Genert.il
Geor'ge C('ase condcmnIed Ihe
killings in a statecient yestcrda\
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p'o i' 0, lo\\iild l freedomm 3 and
I.S. officials say sectlr-
inl conulici betwleein ucajority
Shi'ites and minority Sunni
:Arabs has overtaken the in-
surgency as the nain cause
of attacks that kill sonie 100
Iraqis a day.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

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Arias says Cubans need

a say in government

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica,
(Reuters) Costa Rican Presi-
dent Oscar Arias said Cuba
should let its people vote on a
post-Fidel Castro government,
as their aging leader's illness
leaves the communist-run
island's future in question.
Arias, a Nobel Peace laure-
ate and respected Latin Ameri-
can statesman, has irked the Cu-
ban government by repeatedly
calling for a democratic transition
since Castro temporarily handed
power to his brother Raul on
July 31 following emergency in-
testinal surgery.

"For all those who clamour
for 'self determination, leave
Cuba alone,' what 1 would like is
'self determination, and that is
only obtained by asking the Cu-
ban people what they want,"'
Arias told Reuters in an interview.
Arias has described
Cuba's communist regime
as a dictatorship that has
condemned the nation to
Speaking to Reuters on Fri-
day, he said a recent article in
Cuba's Granma newspaper
criticising his leadership and say-
ing he was "militarising" police

to curb his opponents was
clearly a reaction to his calls
for regime change.
He said the newspaper's
allegation that Costa Rican
police were suppressing pro-
tests was "ridiculous."
"The Cubans aren't accus-
tomed to Latin American
countries criticizing them; the
United States yes. but a Latin
American country, no." Arias
He said it was regrettable
there was a reticence in the re-
gion to criticise Cuba.
"It's part of the conven

tional wisdom in Latin America
not to criticise Cuba," he said.
"Only I have raised my voice
among leaders in Latin America
calling for a transition instead of
a succession once Fidel disap-
Cuba says Castro is re-
covering and the Communist
Party will not relinquish
power whether he is ill or
Arias, who brokered
peace plans for Central
American civil wars in the
1980s, was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1987.

Bolivians bury 16 killed

in miseones c shr erlir thise ear
in miners clashesovenent has so far ru

By Eduardo Garcia

HUANUNI, Bolivia, (Reuters)
- Grieving Bolivian families
held funerals yesterday for 16
people killed when rival
groups of miners attacked
each other with dynamite in
an impoverished town in the
Andean highlands.
A truce restored a tense calm
to the town of Huanuni. where
the violence erupted between in-
dependent and state-employed
miners fighting to work in the
government-owned mine, which
is one of the world's biggest tin
deposits, local media reported.
Weeping relatives gathered at
the two funeral parlours in the
town as streets were blocked off
to make way for the mourners.
Shops started to reopen and
white flags hung from miners'
houses, some scarred by the dy-
namite attacks.
"We're neighbours and rela-
tives but some worked for the
state and some worked for the
(independent mining) coopera-
tives," said Walter Condori.
whose uncle was among the
dead. "I just hope peace returns
but the government must find a

way to solve this or we'll keep
killing each other."
Local media said talks over
the mine's future involving the
government of President Evo
Morales and the rival miners
would begin tomorrow. Morales
on Friday fired his mining min-
ister, who was criticised for not
foreseeing the violence.

But in Huanuni, a bleak
town of about 40,000 people.
angry miners continued to blame
the government.
"I don't think anyone from
the government will come (to-
day) because they're to blame
for not having found a peaceful
solution," said Prudencio
Pacheco, leader of the mining co-
operative that fought for more
control of the mine.
Some 1,200 state-employed
miners and 4,000 independent
miners work at Huanuni, which
produces 10.000 tonnes of tin a
year, slightly more than half
Bolivia's total production.
The violence began when
hundreds of independent miners
threw lit sticks of dynamite at

their rivals and packed dyna-
mite into tires, which they
rolled down to explode near
state-employed miners guard-
ing mine entrances.
There were deaths on both
sides and about 60 people
were hurt before a truce was
reached late on Friday.
Both state-employed
miners and independent
miners work parts of the
vast tin mine the South
American country's biggest
- and the independent co-
operatives have long been
demanding larger conces-
sions to work the site.
State-employed workers
complain that while they earn
a monthly wage. workers
from the independent coop-
eratives are paid according to
the amount of ore they ex-
tract. frequently earning more
than mine staff.
Leftist Morales, who has
strong support among miners.
was elected on pledges to
fight poverty and restore state
conltol to natural resources in
South America's poorest
lie nationalised t lh energy

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Former Guatemalan dictator
Efrain Rios Montt may face
genocide charges related to
widespread massacres of
Maya Indians at the height of
one of Latin America's bloodi-
est civil wars in the early
Guatemalan prosecutors are
reviewing evidence dating to the
1960-1996 civil war to deter-
mine whether human rights ac-
tivists have a case against the 80-
year-old retired general, public
prosecutor Nancy Lorena Paiz
said on Friday.
Two prominent human
rights groups have spent five
years scouring wiar-r;IV;iaed haiiam-

lets and villages for evidence,
which includes first-hand ac-
counts of massacres by survi-
vors of the conflict in which an
estimated 200,000() people died.
If public prosecutors (ldeiem the
evidence sufficient, a Guatcnmalan
judge will decide whclehier Rios
Monit, who ran lor president in
2003 two decades alter his 1982-83
coup-led rule. can island trial.
Rios Monitt, the second iof
liree ailti-communist rulers hbe-
tween the early 1970)s and early
1980.;, declcired an1 il-oul wwar on
Icftisl gucrrill;is l hliing is i .S -
hacked 2overIn nI it :1
G(uii.iteniili a pr'li doii inoill '
M/!ay;n lighlalnds miUl *uiucs.
H i s I'ri '! r! i l; 1 ;1 '

characterized by army and
paramilitary massacres of en-
tire villages thought to
sympathise with rebels and is
conm idcrcd hi lt 1 l]!6] rights
groups lti b. Ilh0 bhlodies1. p1
riodl of the" Wi Will, 11 N.
brokered Ipeace Icl IaC c, eilined.
All previous efforts to
proseculc Rios Mollt have
I;'aricer this y;ear a Spain-
isii high court judge visited
(G.'nIlteliilta to gather gi'tno-
cide evidence agilinst hiii
but lie rI' i!'ied (i'iptiv-.
)niidc'd : d l !i'h. '; calls
from'ni Si oi' -i,, :lilt'"
a*'. rest I '*t: i n o ]. P I 1

but his
led out

a similar approach to tie cash-
strapped mining sector.
In a televised address late
on Friday. Morales said "the
entire Bolivian nation is in
mourning" and urged the
miners involved in the con-
flict to "think of the coun-
try," state news agency ABI

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Panama recalls

medicine after

mystery deaths

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) Panama on Friday withdrew
stocks of a medicine used by thousands to treat high blood
pressure after investigations linked it to a mystery illness
that has killed 19 people.
Health Minister Camilo Alleyne said officials were recalling
Lisinopril tablets from pharmacies, hospitals and private clin-
ics across the Central American country as scientists tested the
drug for toxic agents that may have poisoned 30 people.
"The cause is still not completely confirmed," Alleyne told
a news conference late on Friday. "We decided as a safety pre-
caution to withdraw this medicine from use."
Lisinopril is a drug made by several companies that is used
to treat hypertension and heart failure.
The death toll from the mystery illness-- which starts with
nausea, fever and weakness, and soon progresses t6 acute kid-
ney failure, partial paralysis and death rose by one to 19 on
Friday. Another 11 people are sick.
First reported a month ago, the illness has struck mainly
elderly men being treated for high blood pressure, diabetes and
kidney disorders. Most were taking multiple treatments.
Post-mortem tests revealed damage to kidney and nerve tis-
sue, which officials said pointed to possible toxic agents.
Some 7,000 Panamanians have public health service prescrip-
tions for Lisinopril. Alleyne could not say how many private
patients also use the drug.
Panamanian and U.S. scientists working on the case
had ruled out illnesses like dengue fever, influenza and
West Nile virus.



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THE NEED for prison reform has once again surfaced
for discussion following last week's official tour of the
Georgetown Prisons by a high-level team of officials from
the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(GCCI) and the Guyana Manufacturers Association
In yesterday's edition the suggestions made by
the GMA/GCCI delegation, following the thoughtful
prison visit, were given further exposure along with
proposals it is felt should also be considered in new
Today, we wish to place the emphasis for reforms of
not just the prison system but other vital sectors such
as justice administration and the disciplined forces-po-

lice and army. During the recent August 28 elections,
President Bharrat Jagdeo had frequently pointed
to reforms that would have to be pursued for the judi-
ciary, police and army.
Although recognizing the need for a new prison to
deal with the pressing overcrowding problem, the private
sector representatives quite rightly noted that a new
prison by itself would not be enough unless the project
is implemented in the context of a legislative programme
on penal reform.
Such a reform programme must come to terms with
the factors contributing to overcrowded prisons a prob-
lem plaguing governments across our Caribbean Com-
These would include changing the laws that
criminalise too many youth and first offenders found
guilty by the courts in possession of small quantities of
marijuana for personal use and who are often thrown
into prison cells with hardened convicts.
Alternative measures like non-custodial sentencing
and community service should be considered in new ap-
proaches to deal with an overcrowded prison popula-
tion and with a focus on rehabilitation and not
criminalising young and first offenders.
When she served as President of Guyana, Mrs. Janet
Jagan had openly embraced proposals for penal reform.
She specifically supported a review of existing laws un-
der which persons are thrown into prison for being in
possession of small quantities of marijuana.
Perhaps the idea should be revisited as part of wider

programmes of reforms the government intends to pur-
sue. These would include reforms of the judiciary, army
and police service.
Armed with its mandate from the electorate, the PPP/
C administration is now expected to be vigorous in ad-
vancing such reforms, aware, as it should be, of the value
in seeking widest possible consultations with the parlia-
mentary opposition and civil society.
The heavy legislative programme envisaged for the
government's current fourth term may undoubtedly re-
quire additional human and financial resources to
strengthen the Attorney General's ministry. It would be a
good investment, considering outstanding issues on con-
stitutional reform.


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Snub from US airlines; Region sees devastation

THE United States Congress
has gone into recess for next
month's mid-term elections
leaving the Caribbean liter-
ally bawling over a discrimi-
natory legislative measure
that could ruin the economies
of this region's tourist-de-
pendent destinations and
bring dreaded social upheav-
The development is ex-
pected to be passionately dis-
cussed topic at the forthcoming
2t)1h annual Caribbean tourism
Conference in The Bahanmas,
scheduled for October 21-22.
Halihamian Prime Minister Perry
('hristie currently has lead re-
sponsibility for regional tour-
ism. Guvana. which is increas-
ii'.iy striving to expand its tour-
isit sector. witould naturally be
c!ocsel\ monitoring lih develop-
lienits. I
The problems has to dIlo \\ith
ill amendment to what is
known as the Western Heni-
hliere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
eiCuiring all American cili/ens
returning home by air from holi-
',' or business in the Carib-
hean. Mexico and Canada to be
in possession of a valid I'S
passport, effective frotim Janu
ar 8,. 2007.
On the other hand. thie
;eiiindminet discriminaltes in
l.' ,ur of cruise line passenger'
\\ ih will have an extra two and
hall' years to comply with the
nt'A\ law. efleclive June 200'). It

:don 'Butch' Stewart

: t' .' i' done in lihe inlerl '.

Silh Allerica's Homeland
h.islalik e infras it,-t
I winL ll 'e Wi it LCII ISI
~, ; ;, I i I tll / 'i "l ii' ,
]I, ofilt :" e'i l al ci ll. IN'ht A !(>()(I

for America.
The irony is that while the
US-based airlines account for
the most significant percentage
of tourist arrivals in the Carib-
bean, they have simply refused
to cooperate with the cruise line
operators to achieve a unified
position for lhie passport re-
quiremlent to be effective by
June 2009.
At first glance, tliere mai
seen no plausible reason for tile
Caribbean region the bridge
between the Iwo Aiertieas to
quarrel, since ii is ihe right of
IVLERY sovereign nation to eln-
act laws and
establish mechanisms in defence
of its own territorial integrity
and llatiolnal secunllv interests.
Iloiwever,. w\ hen that right is
exercised in a call, s, discrinii-
naltorv mtanillnr that could se-
verely undertlcnne llie economic
anld national security interests
of America',, proclaimed "third
border neighbours" that were
influenced by Washington
to heavily invest in anti-terror-
isil security ventures, only to
now face pending economic
devastation, then the amended
\\' IT hI ila' hl effect on Ith ric
gion of a surprising terrible kick
in the groin.

It should be known that.
collnrary to tlle Iear expressed
by one of thle region's best
known entrepreneurs and higih-
esi fiver o its Iourismn sector,.
(lodolln 'Bulch' Slewart, lhis
unfolding major problem cannot
seriously he assuociatel \w'ilh
CA'\RCM g,.Cerlnlllt''s deci-
sion lto support Ve\ne/uc a lor a
lioni-perilneient seal on lihe UN
Security Councll.
On reflection, Ihe
'eleblalled visionar\ ol
111e i1]ti rllnit>ionll;ll, lm ous Snl
dais lesot ils ( ii s I tt' Ci (illih
eaUl, should umlersltanld wM\h
iv\t'11 e seque11c ',C lll ol' \,e l ,
(1.1111w!n Im ck it) law hl l N"'l,1
tlill 0 icl', i l i 'd
lii~ il lti( a'i it. ilI l I
\\ I I I canntil l l etLli\'eli h,'
lii1ked Io C,\A RI 't)NI'M \.Illn
!i l \ 's sul ilinit in 1 1 K- l ,t : I
Net\ i,, lo su']ppoil V:ne/tlCel .
'.Ilt I'Foi lhe 'N .SCrCtiily ('Ctiii
cil '. i ll"l i 'pref nce I lo
(G ,icii ald', I 'S -h1 ic'kL' cJ t',1n1 !1

Nor should CARICOM be
unfairly punished by the US for
President Hugto Clhave/'s sur-
prising branding last inontll of
George Bush as "the devil".
as 'Bulch' Ste\\art thinks.
Slew ar himself has likened
the amended \1VTI
to "probably the single mIlost
destructive economic calaslro-
phe that could happen, short of
a nuclear attack on Caribbeani
lor tllh ir par. tlie LBarba-
dos-ba;set ('aritbbean Tourlsm l
Organisatlion iTO) has coim-
pared the de\elopinlen Ilo ";a
categelory si\ hurricane";
while the Puerto Rico based
(Caribbea;n Hlotel .Association
(C'HA) earnedd of a "genluinel
economic alnd social upheaal"

President Hugo Chavez
as a result olf expected slli fls by
\Americans in their overseas
Travel for pleasure orf business.
Both Stlcwart and allither
ainou's Jamaicanl name illn Car-
ihbean tulorism. John Issa. w\nLit
public last week with patssion-
atei pleas for tlle region's gov-
ernimilents It) cl quickly ill com--
ing forward with practical rte-
sponses how 0o Ill ,le 1 milligah'C
thllll' soci -e.'o n iiom ic c Ilis
Iu1 Cnn. s(11 111Citneq iual or discrmi1
lialory I niplCi ent'Ulallion ill ill'
\i lid p ',ss[,p i I' rCq iiil 'l ill I t'
A\lli 'icl ';o1 ]lml i ionil; I ,c i l. ,
( ';ir'il'b ,i:i r "l 1 i

( ',\! 1( /\ 1 ]ll| :ld', o (;,. \
erllllmenll hla\t e olen been hI bialll.'l
[or ailing lo lake initilia'ivc h,l
rliale sect.lor and/or civil so i-
Cl\ r r[' ,sentl ili\e, o ,nsid,'r

they should. In some cases they'
ma\ well have been justified.
However, in this particular
case of the amended WHTI. it
would be rather unfair
to shift focus from the ungra-
cious, ill-considerate position
adopted by I'niled States-based
international airlines that doi
profitable business with our
Caribbean region.
These airlines had simply
refused to cooperate with the
operators of the US cruise lines
doing business in this region, to
achieve a level playing field in
thle passport reqluiremlent for
\Americants travellhng by air or
sea to thie Caribbean region. In
other words, filing an imple-
neniitatioln lime- irame appli-
cable Io bollh air and sea tra\el-
Ilis unified approach, it is
fell b\ stakeholders, would haIve
given the Caribbean region valu-
able space to make necessary
adjustmlents and go oll a ne\w
marketing offensive in time for
a June 2009 deadline instead of
the quite dislocating deadline of
January 8. 2007 for air travel-
Quiitc unlike lhe p1 osili\c :I-
titude dCleonsi aled bv the LI'S
cruise line representatives who
have been lobbying Congres-
sional support illn tandem also
Sith I a group of somIe 27 Sena-
tors from Forida to delay
implementation of the passport
requiremient and make it appli-
cable simulltanteoulslv for both
airl and sea tira sellers, ieplresel-
tatives of thle LS-based airlines
,said no to cooperaliton and. as
tlhe record would slhow, silded
willih the Amerii.a's Air lrans-
porl Association AGAINST
seeking an extension beVond
Jallnuar S8. 2007.
Wh\\, anl onil whose behal
did Ihese ailrli es :l 'l so 1 ll 1o
n.:11111 It i'.s intl knm i t\\ t I 11
ii et' lgl't'I d in t olt'I i ll, I n i 'I I'
il*i CI IARI I'OM i)\ernI I I kC I

lItomn lhe ;iin nd >l, \V1I [1 hI ,
wsr,\d ito l ni shllln'l |x'\p]'H' hIn',
t \lI' ll \ \I I I NI .') l' it' te l s t I
( ':mi'i "n';in's \ ilil inII m Ild n i\
I' I l l lie comi tn ini I -" ll, ';\ I\ \ il'
plendenceI on 1lrei.. lllCrrieli ,.
I Thle rai, tlait oil louriN 1 ,1-
rival s to tie ('alb leaii h[\ .ms
ndl sea.n, speik ouddly to he 't.l .

guish being faced as a conse-
quence of a rather uncaring de-
cision by US lawmakers to rep-
resentations made. even by the
cruise line operators, for an
extension to June 2009 for the
passport requirement for Ameri-
can travellers.

Using 2005 as a compari-
son. there were approximately
22.5 nlillion sia\ over tourists
(largely air trai sellers) to the Car-
ibbean and ihey spent an esti-
imated IUSS23 billion. On the

other hand. about 19.8 million
cruise visitors came last year
and are reported as having
spent less than USS3 Billion.
CARICOM's Council on
Trade and Elcolnomic Dc\ elop-
ientil (OTED),. hais been acti\ e
in lobbying efforts with the US
State Department and U S t law-

Condoleezza Rice
imik, sl \\ ll lforl-i .'d i l' \ i
PI' I I ronillt I o '.1IN l\m \i i "m

itit i l tes is lo11'111 ists l' l
I ]tl tdli I .i'ibi : lit t' I t',
It renlle\ 'J and moii I' o'
caused pleas ly l1h; i]gi ... l
well rIlllain e h\ Utii]'ih'. : tc

US lawmakers fail to achieve a
rethink for a delayed and unified
implementation process for the
passport requirement, then one
option currently on the table is
for Caribbean governments to
collectively require
that American cruise line pas-
sengers also be in possession
of a valid passport on arrival
with effect from January 8.
The Caribbean cannot sim-
ply genuflect in the face of a se-
riously threatened demise of its
most high profile economic sec-
tor which accounts for no less
than a third of Gross Domestic
Product. in some countries
much more: and approxi-

lately 25 per cent in regular
cemploymelnt without launch-
ing a new offensive to achieve
equality in implementation of
the new passport requirement.
As L'S Secretari of State
Condoleezza Rice was recenll\
reminded b\ CARICOM in a
plea for an extension beyond
.lanuarn S. 2007. tle Cuaribbean
region has lfor long been one of
the few regions of the world to
which US citizens call travel
\\ithoul possession of a pass-
porl .
Since. therefore, there has
been a rather poor education
progranulne by ULS authorities
the'iiselves to sensitive Ameri-
cans to thle ine passport
mitquii'Vllent. many Amellulican citizens
are still unaware of this de\l-
opmllll' and oln discovery could
\well shifl to non-Caribbeain ldc
(onsequelntl, tilhe CCarib-
Ihanl relioii st.iids tIo le a: ma-
jor loser' ill America'.s quest
to iurtlher expand its "hointiland
seturilt" ihlralu-lCtulire. Qumt-
tioll is ihtlh'r this \en'" trou-
blin- probirill requiring "urge(11
ii focui ised aitlention
surl'aced -t lasi tteelk's ihiW"-
loui: iiil'lnu'ilal umeeitti lu iNt 'fl
York of (' \RICOM l'orFi'g.ii
SMlinisters Iwnul ndd IS Siettiar,
of t "Sc1 I' ,i),.nlla ;ls 'Tr r'-
sponse?.t ,

" -'^tflt

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

SO SEX may be the cause.
Just when so many people
were beginning to wonder what
was the major factor driving
Guyanese mini-bus drivers nuts
and what could be done to make
them see the licht. research out
in London last week nay be
pointing them in thle right direc-
According o tohe research-
ers. more than a million motor-
ists in London think about sex
rather than thle road ahead and
millions inorc \whot don't indulge
in intimate thoughts are worn-
ing about work or thinking
about their families.
Research from car insurlcr
More Than foullnd one in fi\l
drivers admit to concentratinge
behind the \\heel less than 75
per cent of the lime, w\ith 1.2
million thinking miostl\ aibott
And se\ wasn't the onli
non-trallffic thoughts mlolonilsis
have. lFor 3.2 million dri\ rs
\ ork \\as the iuin focus and lor
two million ilore it \\xis tlai ili
issues that dominated.
l sale habils can be Iun-
learned iust as eIasil\ as lhe,\ cani
be learned, bu itfirst. drivers
illis recognize thie risk tlle\
face bM Iot conconllir1g OI1
tilhcir driving." said Lis.aI )oir i.
director olf L)ri\er c,,Rsearch i t
Cranfield Uni crsitl of ilie
So. !is sex to l e blalied l
the hordes of crazy; ininl-hbu
drivers set loose on tile hih-
ways and bvw\a\s of Guyana?
Is that why the mini-bus culture
being so roundly condemned so
deeply associated with reported
sexual escapades between
schoolgirls and mini-bus drivers
and conductors?
Are the short skirts, tight
jeans and swinging low hip
jeans to be blamed for driving
mini-bus drivers so crazy that
they drive people to death al-
most every week?
Something has to be done to
curb the dirty ways of the lu-
natic mini-bus posse wreaking
death and serious injuries on so
many people on our roads, and
if sex on the mind is a factor,
Parliament would have to draw
up some really drastic laws.
So, how about introducing a
capon law for mini-bus drivers
found guilty of dangerous and
deadly driving?
The Oxford Encyclopaedic
English Dictionary I checked
defined capon as "a domestic
cock castrated and fattened for
Now, I don't really think
that many people would even
contemplate eating fattened
Guyanese mini-bus drivers
but castrating a few who
refuse to toe the line and
making capons out of them,
would certainly send the mes-
sage home.

How about that for curbing
the sex drive that may be driv-
ing them so crazy that they of-
ten kill people on the roads?
Every time the horrors of a
deadly mini-bus crash hit the
headlines, the cries and shouts
go up for stiffer penalties for
the offenders.
A lot of people have been
calling for stiffer penalties for
drivers found guilty of speeding
and drunk driving (the mainl
causes of fatal accideclnts righllyl
reasoning that a \few months be-
hind bars 1or not so hea\ \ lines
are not enough to keep them in
Drastic steps are needed and
if sex on the mind is a i;major
factor in this escalating deal\
epidemic, let's take a capon lawv
for dangerous drivers to Parlia-
mnent and pul it to debate and
see what stuff the lawmnlakers
are made of.
Some imemnbers elected to
Parliament like to cro\\ a lot. so
let's see what kind of crowing a

proposed capon law can bring
Drivers taking delight in
drinking and taking bets on
racing each other to see who
cets \\ here first, surel\ tdo not
have obscr\ing speed limits
and slow signs and other traIf-
tic signals on their minild, and
they arc noIt likely to obbe tilhe
la\w like la\\ -abiding people
iThe\ liotusl\ hace othlie
things on their mind, and if se\
is number onef iudgitg Ironm
those reported sexual escapades
w ith schoolgcirls lthat arce deep ly
part of ltle mini-bus culture).
then :1 capoin la is just lwhat
thle\' uia\ need to mnak0 e theni
keep their iund on the road and
on dri ing sal'el\. and not going
A capon la mila\ be paill-
f'ul. but all of those \ ho haic'
lost loved ones to luiatic mini-
bus d'i\e"is know lull well tile
pain of sucli a blow.
Solimetllg that will work i,

needed to slow tlhei down and
to keep their mind on the rules
of sae drix Iing.
Think of how much it will
save the country if the capon
law was to be introduced.
The mere thought of be-
colling a capon mini-bus
driver should be enough to
bring ithe lunatics to their
senses and once they see the
light. Itlere would be no need
for policemen to be deployed
to keep a; check oin them: no
need for speed limits: no need
for radar equipment to clock
those \\who speed: no need for
sio Umany other things that cost
All the Police Traffic De-
partment may need toi put up
along tille highiwayvs and b\ \\ avs
ina be bright and prominent
dralstwings of fat domestic cocks
\wilth a sign saving 'lBeure tihe
Relmemlber w\ hat lhat direc-
lor of Dri\er Research said ill

:"- ,,

the news itemn I referredto ear-
lier on?
"'Unsafe habits can be un-
learned just as easily as they can
be learned. but first. dr\crs must
recognize the risk ',he\ lace b\
not concentratiing on their dr\-
\1ant to lake any bets on

Mandela ex-wife

Winnie remains

political force at 70

South Africans marked on
Tuesday the 70th birthday of
controversial anti-apartheid
heroine Winnie Madikizela-
Mandela, who is re-emerging
as a symbol for leftists in the
nation's divided ruling alli-
Madikizela-Mandela, who
fought for decades against South
Africa's white minority rule
government, received a stream
of congratulatory phone calls,
including one from her famous
ex-husband Nelson Mandela.
"Nelson Mandela called
early in the day and they had a
very lengthy discussion about
life," said Udo Froese, a
spokesman for Madikizela-
Mandela. "He called her Zami,
an endearment name for his ex-
wife. They spent a heck of long
time on the phone."
Madikizela-Mandela, who
married Mandela in 1958, was a
fearsome opponent of the apart-
heid regime while her husband
languished in jail for 27 years un-
til his historic release in 1990. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is seen in this June 26. 20"5 file photo. jt ..t
She gained heroine status as Safodien/Reuters)

how fast lunatic mini-bus driv-
ers would learn the right way.
just by seeing traffic signs of fat
domestic cocks?
I bet such signs would keep
their minds free of sex. even
while they are not on the road.
Let's hear it for the capon

she under\ ent detention, ban-
11 i1l an11 iitlipnl Sonnll ,2II
o\eC lile \ea,11.i c0ro\ ting her
leadership iole :as tie tire-
bri!nd Ihead of !he women's
tI I'[ f the rnow iunl g A\ri-
a.ix Natimnal Conlgress
But her star began to fall
aiter Mandela's release.
Known as otherhr of
the Nation' for her role in
the freedom struggle, she
was branded the 'Mugger
of the Nation' after revela-
tions about the violent ac-
ti\ities of her 'Mandela
United Football Club'
group of enforcers.
She was convicted in
1991 of kidnapping and as-
sault in connection with the
death of a 14-year-old town-
ship activist, whose body was
found near her home with his
throat cut. Her six-year jail
term was later rcduced.on ap-
peal to a fine.
Her reputation was fur-
ther knocked when
Mandela sacked her from
his newly-elected ANC
government in 1995 and di-
vorced her for adultery a
year later. Yet she remains
popular to many, especially
among the ANC's rank and
file and its leftist allies.
Last week, she received
a rapturous welcome at a
congress of the powerful
-.--1. '' ~-P 'union fed-
( lJ .I u i. . . .. '
eration, an ANC ally that
has become increasingly
disillusioned with what it
perceivesto be the p-&si-
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

U.S. Bill on Internet

gambling: Morality

or Protectionism?

(The writer is a business ex-
ecutive and former Carib-
bean Ambassador at the
World Trade Organisation)
THE value of publicly-traded
Internet gaming companies
in Britain and their subsid-
iaries in the Caribbean has
been savaged by a Bill
adopted in late September by
the U.S. Congress making it
illegal for banks and credit
card companies to make pay-
ment to foreign online gam-
bling sites.
Over US$7 billion was
wiped off the market value of
companies that were worth
US$12 billion.
Revenues to the UK gov-
ernment and more signifi-
cantly to governments of Car-
ibbean countries such as
Antigua and Barbuda, Belize
and Costa Rica-will be re-
duced immediately and em-
ployment will be adversely af-
If the United States was
not the main centre of the

world for gambling, the Bill, os-
tensibly adopted on the basis
of morality, may have been ac-
But, the fact is that the
U.S. is the major centre in the
world for gambling. Five years
ago, spending in U.S. land-based
casinos alone reached almost
US$26 billion. It is much more
today. And, there is no effort
in Congress to close down U.S.
casinos on any moral basis.
To the contrary, Nevada
Congressman Jon Porter intro-
duced a Bill last May to study
whether on line gambling sites.
run by U.S. companies, could
be regulated effectively. Mr
Porter's Bill is backed by casi-
nos whose lobby, the American
Gaming Association. is on
record as saying that U.S. based
casinos would like to open on
Further, the Bill, passed by
Congress in September. ex-
pressly makes legal bets through
the Internet on U.S. horse rac-
ing, U.S. Internet lotteries. U.S.


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fantasy sports, and, more criti-
cally, allows states and Native
American tribes to auithorise
Internet-gaminig of almost any
kind that occurs wholly within
the borders of the state in which
they are located.
So, even though the moral
argument is being touted, and
the religious right in the U.S.
has welcomed the Bill, it has
little to do with morals and more
to do with stopping Internet
gaining companies from outside
the U.S. providing services to
U.S. customers.
Bob Goodlatte, the Con-
gressman from Virginia, summed
up this protectionist position
when he declared that the Bill
would stop "US$6 billion from
being sucked out of the
economy" annually.
It is this \ver protectionist
position that caused successive
governments of the small Car-
ibbean island. Antigua and
Barbuda, to bring a case against
the U.S. to the World Trade
Organisation (\VTO), complain-
ing that in its commitments un-
der the General Agreement on
Trade in Services gatsS). the
U.S. bound itself to provide
market access and national treat-
ment to the cross-border supply
of foreign services that come
within the category of 'other
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But. the law -just like the
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A \V TO Panel has already
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its laws into conformity with
its international obligations.
This new Bill. which specifi-
cally permits a whole host of

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tunities, is even more blatantly
discriminatory against the sup-
ply of gaming services to the
U.S. from other countries than
U.S. law was before Antigua and
Barbuda won its ruling from the
Therefore, the WTO
should take a very dim view
of this very protectionist de-
velopment once Antigua and
Barbuda draws it to their at-
It does appear that some
Congressmen, especially
Representative Jim Leach of
Iowa and Senator Bill Frist
who piloted the Bill in the
House and Senate, had their
eyes on the upcoming mid-
term elections in the U.S.
where they hoped to drum up
votes from the religious right.
Significantly. the very
people that the U.S. Congress
supposedly voted to protect
from Internet gambling have ex-
pressed outrage at the Bill.
Michael Bolcerek, the President
of the U.S. Poker Players As-
sociation, is reported as stating
that "allowing the Bill to be-
come law would run contrary to

public opinion" and "the mil-
lions of Americans who enjoy
playing this great game will
have the last voice in the debate
come Election Day".
The context of the Bill's
passage also raises serious ques-
tions of just how much study
Senators gave to it, and the ex-
tent to which they really under-
stood that it was also a trade is-
sue with implications for the
U.S. in the WTO.
The Senate adopted the Bill
in a late night pre-recess session
of Congress. It was tagged on at
the last minute to the Safe Port
Act that was designed to stop
companies from other countries
(such as almost happened with
a Dubai company earlier this
year) having security rights at a
U.S. port. Many of those who
voted for the Bill to cramp
Internet gambling were really
concerned about the security of
U.S. ports.
Sharp teeth will be given to
the Bill after the President signs
it into law. Then, the U.S. Trea-
sury Department. the Federal
Reserve and the Department of
Justice will write the regulations
to enforce the law.
It looks, therefore, as if
the battlefield for this issue
is where Antigua and
Barbuda took it in the first
place the WTO. If not, a
sad precedent will be ac-
cepted by which the ill-ad-
vised domestic legislation of
countries, even if it is passed
by legislators without full
understanding of its implica-
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

No Genocide in Darfur

By Gwynne Dyer
ON ONE issue, at least,
George Bush and George
Clooney are in perfect ac-
cord: what is happening in
Darfur is a genocide, and
Something Must Be Done.
But it isn't a genocide, and
Nothing Will Be Done.
"What you'll hear is, well,
the government of Sudan must
invite the United Nations in for
us to act," said President
George W. Bush in mid-
September. "Well, there are
other alternatives, like passing a
UN resolution saying we're
coming in with a UN force in
order to save lives." But for all
Bush's tough talk, he wasn't re-
ally ready to fight his way into
Darfur, so the actual UN reso-
lution says that Sudan's Presi-
dent Omar al-Bashir must ap-
prove the force. "Philanthropic
imperialism" has a dwindling

constituency in Washington.
Actor George Clooney is
still up for it, though. If the pro-
posed force of 20,000 UN
troops was not in Darfur by the
end of September, he told the
United Nations Security Coun-
cil three weeks ago, the scene
will be set for "the first geno-
cide of the 21st century." There
would be no point in sending
UN troops later: "You will sim-
ply need men with shovels and
bleached linen and
headstones." As if the UN could
actually come up with 20,000
troops to send, and would
authorise them to fight their
way into Sudan against Bashir's
The end-of-September
deadline for putting a 20,000-
strong force of United Nations
troops into Darfur, including
large numbers of soldiers drawn
from NATO countries, was al-
ways a fantasy. The deadline
has passed without any soften-
ing of the Sudanese
government's total rejection of
the plan, and no Western troops
are heading for Sudan any time
soon. Instead, the existing force
of 7,000 troops from African
Union countries that tries to
protect the refugee camps, un-
der-equipped and poorly sup-
plied though it is, will stay at
least until the end of the year.
This is the best available
outcome, and may even save
some tens of thousands of lives
-especially if the Western coun-
tries now give that African
Union force the money, fuel,
night-flying helicopters and
other resources it needs to do
the job. It will continue to be
grim in Darfur, but at least the
West has avoided a military in-
tervention in Africa that would
have made the Somalia debacle

in 1992-93 look like a success
Darfur, the western region
of Sudan, is as big as France, but
it has only six million
people. They are all black Afri-
cans and all Muslims, but some
were Arabised long ago, while
other groups, notably the
Zaghawa and the Fur, have re-
tained their original African lan-
guages and ethnic identities.
(Darfur means "home of the
Fur".) Resources are scarce, and
the various groups are often in
conflict over them.
Nevertheless, Darfur re-
mained relatively quiet
during the dreadful war (two
million dead in the past twenty
years) between the African eth-

nic groups of southern Sudan,
where most people are Chris-
tians or animists, and the Mus-
lims of the Arabised north who
dominated Sudan's government,
army and economy. It was the
peace settlement between north
and south in 2003 that triggered
the revolt in Darfur.
That peace deal gave the
southern rebels a share in the
central government, a half-share
of the oil revenues now pour-
ing in from wells that are mostly
located in "southern" territory.
and the right to a referendum on
independence from Sudan in six
years' time. So some leaders of
the Zaghawa and the Fur de-
cided to emulate the
southerners: launch a revolt in


DIALOGUE is a form of con-
versation and a form of re-
lating to people that differs
from mediation, negotiation,
and debate in that it seeks to
inform and learn, but not
persuade or resolve any-
thing. This approach is often
more successful in deep-
rooted, value-based conflicts
where negotiation is impos-
sible. Progress in such situ-
ations requires the break-
down of stereotypes, a will-
ingness to listen and respect
others' views, and a willing-
ness to open oneself to new
ideas. Dialogue allows this
to happen, often before
people are willing to sit down
to discuss "resolution,"
"consensus," or areas of
"common ground."
While dialogue has been in
use in conflict situations (by the
Quakers, for instance) for de-
cades, it has become increas-
ingly common in non-religious
settings over the last ten years.
The Public Conversations
Project, one of the leaders in ap-
plying dialogue to public de-
bates, describes dialogue as a
conversation in which people
"speak openly and listen re-
spectfully and attentively. Dia-
logue excludes attack and de-
fence and avoids derogatory at-
tributions based on assumptions
about the motives, meanings, or
character of others. In dialogue,
questions are sincere, stimulated
by curiosity and interest. An-
swers often disclose what pre-
viously has been unspoken."
(Chasin et al, 1996; p. 325.)
This can be contrasted with
debate, which often becomes re-
petitive, entrenched, and rhe-
torical. Rather than opening
people up to new ideas, debate
tends to close them down-
they get an "I already heard this
a thousand times" attitude, and
they just talk louder and argue
harder about their own views,
rather than being receptive to
others'. The following table,
taken from 'From Diatribe to
Dialogue on Divisive Public Is-
sues: Approaches Drawn from
Family Therapy', (Mediation
Quarterly, Summer 1996) com-
pares dialogue to debate, high-

Darfur, and try to cut a similar
deal with Khartoum in return
for ending it.
The regime in Khartoum
used the same tactic that it had
employed extensively in the
war in the south: it armed and
paid Arabised groups (the
Janjaweed militia) to fight the
rebels. And just as in the south,
the bulk of the victims were in-
nocent civilians. A great many
people died, and almost half the
population fled to refugee
camps that sprang up inside
Darfur and across the frontier in
International aid agencies
try to care for the refugees
and the African Union sent a
7.000-strong force to protect

approach to dialogue are col-
laborating with participants,
preventing re-enactment of
the "old" ways of communi-
cating and relating with the

lighting the key differences in other side, and fos
each of several categories. new way of conununi
Key elements of the PCP imposing a strict (th

P(s/rti//,/( r c il),'i//

Prc-mnceting comtnttinication lbct-een
sponsors and participants is minimal and
largely irrelevant to what follows.

tearing a
eating by
ouigh ne-

Participants tend to be leaders known for
propounding a carefully crafted position. The
personas displayed in the debate are usually
already familiar to the public. The behavior of
the participants tends to conform to

The atmosphere is threatening; arracks and
interruptions are expected by participants and
are usually permitted by moderators.

Participants speak as representatives of

them, but none of the for-
eigners took sides in the
fighting. At peace talks in
Abuja last May Khartoum
offered the rebels posts in the
provincial government and a
share of oil revenues, and one
rebel group, Minni Minawi's
Sudan Liberation Army, ac-
cepted the deal. However,
two rival groups didn't and
even the SLA split, with
breakaway factions joining
the rejectionists to form the
National Redemption Front.
In July fighting resumed,
with Minnawi's SLA now coop-
erating with government troops
and the Janjaweed against the
remaining rebels. What is needed
is not outside military interven-

gotiated) set of ground rules
and a pre-formulated struc-
ture. Unlike transformative
mediation, where the media-
tor "follows the parties
around," the facilitators of
dialogue definitely do the
leading by asking very care-

tion against either side, but a re-
turn to the peace table. Alex de
Waal, an advisor to the African
Union mediation team at the
talks, reckons that another $100
million on the table would prob-
ably have persuaded most of the
rebel hold-outs to accept the
Darfur is not another
Rwanda, another Cambodia,
another Holocaust in the
making, as the "Never Again"
slogans of protesters in the
West suggest. It is a cruel war
of a kind lamentably common
in Africa, and the most use-
ful thing non-Africans can do
is to support the African
Union's mediators and its
troops on the ground.
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.)

fully formulated questions
which are answered in a pre-
defined order. However, dia-
logue facilitators do not look
for or highlight areas of com-
mon ground, nor do they
(Please turn to page 11)

Pre-mneeting contacts and preparation of participants
are essential elements of the full process.

Those chosen to participate are not necessarily
outspoken leaders. Whoever they are, they speak as
individuals whose own unique experiences differ in
some respect from others on their side. Their
behavior is likely to vary in some degree and along
some dimensions from stereotypical images others
may hold of them.

The atmosphere is one of safety; facilitator propose,
get agreement on, and enforce clear ground rules to
enhance safety and promote respectful exchange.

Participants speak as individuals, from their own
unique experience.

Participants speak to their own constituents Participants speak to one another.
and, pi. rhap,, to the undecided middle.

Differences within "sides" are denied or

P.tilcipaint" L:,pt_"-. iin-.'.i\ t '.tin: c, )n m irm en!'
ito a point of view. approach, or idea.

P.articipant- listen in oirdj r ro ICtuite the I ither
,idlI i da.11. a.n to cxpo- e faulp. [I ..I ii their
arguments. Que- ii. 'i .1tt .t I.-d t.,'m a.1
position of certainly. These tquesuons are
often rhetorical challenges or disguised
!s ta te m e n ts.. ... .. ...... . .. . .. ..

Differences among participants on the same side are
r,'\ c.led, as individual and personal foundations of
bell, s .ind values are explored.

Participants express uncertainties, as well as deeply
held believes.

Parricipn.nCs lren ro understand and gain insight
tinr, rlhe bliects .tnd concerns of the others.
QI t III ., I .IlL ti.kLd from a position of curiosity.

St.itrem nclts .1tL ptldlicr..blI .ind offer little In'\\ New information surfaces.
Inth 'lm .ti 1n.

Suctces requires simple impassioned
Sr.ir i e il iS-;.

)ebates operate within the constraints of the
;dominant public discourse. (The discourse
defines the problem and the options for
,- lulion. It assumes that fundamental needs
and values are already clearly understood.)

Success requires exploration of the complexities of
the issue being discussed.

P.I icip.ints are encouraged to question the
dinm.Inr public discourse, that is, to express
fundamental needs that may or may not be reflected
inI the discourse and t(o exp\lre various options for
pl. 1l1k in definition and resolution. IParticipants may
disc(vr inadequacies in the usual latOngIage and
concepts tused iln lhe publlic debate.

Table from Richard Chasin, Margaret Herzig, Sallyann Roth, Laura Chasin,. 'Carorl Becker: and Robert R. Stains, .I: "FIrom Diatribe to
Dialogue on Divisive Public Issues: Approaches Drawn from Familyv Therapy". 1Mediation Ouarterly 199I., 13 #4. p. 3.6.

10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006


THE growing consensus regarding the desired objectives
in education warrants a constant examination and re-ex-
amination of the goals and practices. Distant and recent
past principles and practices of textbooks and curriculum
materials, tradition-based instructions have not been ad-
equate to meet the times nor the demands of sustained
changes. This discussion on Teaching for Understanding
focuses on understanding and performance-based assess-
ments and how these will play out over time with teach-
ers in the classrooms. It encourages a dialogue of pro-
fessionals and stakeholders to stimulate and cultivate our
own community of colleges to develop an understanding
of teaching for understanding.

Teaching for Understanding was identified and developed in the
late 1980s at Harvard Graduate School of Education with pioneer-
ing figures such as Howard Gardner, David Perkins and Vito
Perrone..It began as a five-year research project with several teach-
ers froni Secondary Schools in the State of Massachusetts. The
project was to analyse the process of learning to teach for under-
standing the nature of classroom practice and the work of students
in these schools. Consultants were brought in from all over the
United States and the globe.

The term teaching for understanding seems a hackneyed and
mundane tension, "Well we have heard that one before" syndrome.
This discussion takes on a new twist with new research and new
interpretation. This new mantra has gone around the globe to be
discussed, implement, assess and reassess.

There are several stages suggested to help prepare new teach-
ers. This is significant because changes in education do not come
easy, especially for older successful professionals. The first step
of teaching and learning; a teacher knowing his own motive/passion
for teaching. A second is to examine present and changing educa-
tional goals and objectives; both general and specific, national and
local. A third consideration is the content and how it will help
achieve the goals; knowing that content and knowledge and skills
are ever changing. Such knowledge is not all written in stone but
comes from the teacher, the learner, the knowledge-based society -
the generative connections. A student can visualise the map for the
information or topic as it relates to itself and to other contingency
materials. The fourth consideration is the method of passing on the
information to the learner and that this is now not a passive but an
active process with the teacher and learner interacting dynamic. This
is a dynamic interplay. The teacher is not the only authoritarian
source and the child is not empty. The new teacher may have to
forgo her old college text or curricular development and pedagogy.

An open mind is the best tool. A forth phase is the assessment
phase of what has been successful and what has not been. Of course,
assessment is a continuous phase but best completed with a great
perspective at the end or near to it. This will, in turn. help the next
phase of goal setting and planning.

The aim of the projects was divided into several sections.

1. Define what is worth understanding by organising cur-
riculum materials around generative topics while on the core of the
subject matter. Generative topics are instances where the content
is determined by the expertise of the educators and the needs of
the students.

2. State goals and clarify what students are expected to un-
derstand. These goals are fundamental ideas and questions of disci-
pline. These must then become the focus of the school and the
school policies.

3. Getting students to understand and perfornn on the basis
of that understanding. To know, understand, analyse and

There are four levels of understanding:

(a) Level one or naive is where the student sees knowledge
as intuitive and the grasping of knowledge available in the world.
They do not see learning in school and its relationships to every-
day living.

(b) Novice learning is grounded on testing and schooling. They
do see some communication in the knowledge the\ learn but in a
mechanistic step-by-step approach.

(c) Appreciative understanding is based on disciplinary
knowledge and modes of thinking. Students see knowledge as com-
plex with procedures and criteria often used by experts in the field.
Students do see a relationship between the disciplines.

(d) Master learning is where performances are predominantly
integrative, creative and critical. Students can see and move from
one dimension of knowledge to another with greater flexibility. They
see the forest aisswell as the trees in the w\\ world o knowledge. Kno\\l-
edge can then be communicated in creative ways.


The qualities oit understanding depend on the domain of the
knowledge. Geography is different fIrom that of an understanding.
of physics or mathematics. A strudeInt 111mst therefore shift from the

traditional discipline with isolated facts, to a rich concept of net-

The Harvard project identified four domains and within each
dimension are four levels of understanding naive, novice, appre-
ciative and master.

1. Knowledge is where a student must be able to remove
early intuition and in-school beliefs into a more generalised thesis
of the global functions and relations and a new interpretation of
the world of facts. Such knowledge is the result of careful inquiry.

2. Method is the process of inquiry to acquire knowledge.
There has been constantly public debate among communities on
this issue. For this a skeptism is required. A student needs to un-
derstand the process of defining a problem and establishing a hy-
pothesis about it. Of course, the method is closely tied to the
knowledge to be acquired.

3. Purpose is the principle grounded on the conviction that
knowledge is a tool to explain. Students must then recognize the
purposes and interests of knowledge development.

4. There must be on-going assessment of student understand-
ing and performance. These assessments are frequent and are di-
rectly related to the established goals.

5. The need to further define or redefine goals guided by
the results of the assessments. As a result, teachers must continue
to be learners based on reciprocity and honesty.

Teaching principles and practices of necessity must remain
dynamic and vibrant, in part because of the changing times
and conditions of the profession. More importantly, however,
is the need for new knowledge to refine and retool our under-
standing and skills to become even more efficient, to become
even more productive. Teaching for understanding is a more
recent movement to create and sustain such dynamism and
efficiency. It may not be the best of such catalyst into the
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'I've had enough'

Reepu Daman Persaud after 41 years as Parliamentarian

By Chamanlall Naipaul

"IT HAS been a great expe-
rience, education and an op-
portunity to serve in the
highest forum of the country
and being among the most
experienced parliamentar-
ians. On my first day in Par-
liament December 7, 1964, I
got a feeling of satisfaction,
particularly because I came

"I think I have had enough. It is time to

give the young people a chance."

Former Member of Parliament Reepu Daman Persaud

from the sugar plantations
where politics was always
That is how Reepu Daman
Persaud, who has now exited the

World powers to ...

(From page four)
authorised the Security
Council to "adopt appropriate
measures" to pressure Iran
under article 41, Chapter 7 of
the U.N. Charter, which re-
ferred to commercial or dip-
lomatic sanctions but ex-
cluded military force.
"We are proposing to con-
sult on measures under Article
41. That means not military
measures but it does mean other
measures which can put pres-
sure on Iran in order to bring
them to the negotiating table."
said Beckett.
A senior U.S. official told
reporters the six powers were
discussing imposing "graduated
sanctions" against Iran. starting
with measures against at its
nuclear industry.
The official, who declined
to be named, said these could
include limiting trade in "dual-
use" technologies with civilian
and military applications, re-
stricting investment in the in-
dustry and limiting contacts
with Iranian nuclear scientists.
After four months of nego-
tiations between European
Union foreign policy chief
Javier Solana and top Iranian
nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani,
Tehran says it will not stop its
atomic work and has a right to
nuclear technology.
Iran has shrugged off the

sanctions threat. The world's
fourth largest oil exporter feels
it can cope with such steps.
A European diplomat said
the London meeting had essen-
tially shifted future talks on
whether to start drafting sanc-
tions back to New York. under
the auspices of the United Na-
"We bring back the ball to
the Security Council," the dip-
lomat told Reuters. asking not
to be named. "The real discus-
sion on sanctions is going to be
in New York."
The six powers said in a
statement after the London
meeting they were "deeply
disappointed" Iran was not
prepared to suspend its en-
richment-related and repro-
cessing activities but that
they would continue efforts to
find a negotiated solution.

parliamentary scene, summed up
his 41 years in the National As-
sembly during an interview with
the Sunday Chronicle.
The only person who has
had more years in the National
Assembly. is the late President
of Guyana. Dr. Cheddi Jagan
who served for some 45 years.
The veteran politician is not
among those representing the
ruling People's Progressive
Palny/Civic tPPP/C) in the Ninth
Parliament. Asked \\hat
prompted his exit fromn parlia-
mentary life. he replied: "1 think
1 have had enough. It is time to
give the voutlg people a chance."
Reepu Daman Persaud en-
tered active politics in his teen-
age years in the early 1950s as;
a member of the Grove PPP
Earlier he was influenced by
Dr. Jagan to join the PPP and
shortly after joined the cam-
paign team in the lower
Demerara River where J.P
Latchmansingh \\as the candi-
date in the 1953 elections.
He became the campaign
manager for Fred Bowman in
1957 and Ranji Chandisingh in

In 1958. Persaud was
elected to the general council
(now central committee) of the
party. and became a voice in
community for the Grove area.
leading campaigner for the sugar
estate to release land for hous-
ing and lots to be sold for one
dollar, as \well as making repre-
sentation for electricity and wa-
In 1964. lie fulfilled his
dream of becoming a N member of
Parliament. I Il became an allicu-
late speaker and excellent Ide-
bater, and \was in the forefront
in the struggle against dictator-
ship alongside Dr. Jagan.
Recalling one of his fond
moments as a youth. he said
along \\itll a friend hlie was lis-
tening to a presentation by Dr.
Jagan in the then Legislative
Council. He said he turned to
his friend and said:
"One of these days I will be
speaking there." [he friend re-
plied: "In your treuns. Wake up!"
Persaud said that during his
long parliamentary career, hle sat
among some of the most distin-
guished ;and eloquent debaters

such as Dr. Jagan. L.F.S
Burnham, Rudy Kendall.
Boysie Ramkarran, Rudy Luck,
Winifred Gaskin, Ashton Chase
and Cedric NuneLs.
One of his memorable mo-
ments in the National Assem-
bly, was the tussle he had with
former Speaker of the National
Assembly, Sase Narine. who, in
the late 1980s, had gagged Dr.
Jagan. then Leader of the Op-
position. Persaud recounted that
during a vote on a bill. the
Speaker had ruled that Dr. Jagan
could not vote or speak which
he immediately took to the floor
on a point of order, quoting the
relevant Standing Order and
making his submissions. He
eventually wvon out in the debate
with Narine.
"1 felt real excited about the
dramatic situation in which I tri-
umphed." Persaud related.
lie regards the period 1964
to 1967 in the Parliament as
"being reasonable", but from
1968. the situation began to de-
teriorate with the enactment of
oppressive bills which paved
the way for rigged elections.
"1 spoke out against those
oppressive bills." he recalled.
but eventually spoke on all
subjects including legal matters.
With respect to the latter, he
said he had to do battle with le

(Please turn to page 13)

(From page nine)
push parties towards
settlement. Rather, they struc-
ture the session in a way that
encourages mutual recogni-
tion. In so doing, they are also
likely to generate empower-
ment, though that is not a pre-
defined goal as it is in trans-
formative mediation. Never-
theless, the results of dia-
logue are usually extremely
transformative, as people
emerge from the process with
a much deeper understanding
of both their own views and
the views of people on the
other side. While this does not
necessarily lead to settle-
ment-in fact it seldom does
in the protracted, deep-rooted
public policy conflicts that the
PCP generally deals with-it
does initiate a new way of
dealing with these conflicts
that have the potential, over
the long term, for transform-
ing the public debate, not just
the private dialogues of the
immediate participants.
For More Information:
Contact: Guy Burgess or Heidi
Burgess, Co-Directors, Conflict
Research Consortium, Univer-
sity of Colorado. Campus Box
327, Boulder, Colorado, 80309-
0327, E-mail:
burgess@colorado.edu Phone:
(303) 492-1635; Fax:
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Pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Co-operative Societies' Regulation Chapter 88:01, I
hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE CO-
OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD., Regd. No. 1254 will be held on Wednesday, October
25, 2006 at 10:00 h in theAuditorium, Camp Ayanganna, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.
2. Agenda will be as follows:
a) Meeting Call to Order;
b) Roll Call;
c) Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting and any intervening
Special General Meeting;
d) Consideration and approval of Committee's Report;
e) Consideration and approval of Supervisors's Report;
f) Hearing and deciding upon complaints by members aggrieved by a decision of the
g) Consideration and approval ofAuditor's Report;
h) Motions;
i) Election of Committee of Management and Supervisory Committee
j) Any other Business.
3. Notice of complaint to be brought before the meeting must be submitted to the Secretary
in writing at least two (2) days before the date fixed for the meeting.
4. Lt. Col. T. Ross. Chairman is hereby authorised to preside.
/ Georgetown October 4, 2006
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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

Local journalists win

PAHO media awards

has copped the Best Feature
and the award for coverage
for HIV/AIDS in this year's
Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) Carib-
bean Media Awards for Excel-
lence in Health Journalism.
Johnson won in the national
competition for his story 'The
fear of stones HIV/AIDS in
Guyana' published in the
Guyana Chronicle.
Meanwhile. Guyana
copped three regional prizes.
The Guyana National AIDS
Programme Secretariat
(NAPS) was awarded the re-
gional prize for the best sub-
mission in the 'Mass Media

Campaign in Health' category,
while Ms. Melanie Allicock
from Kaicteur News was
awarded a Certificate of Merit
for her submission of 'My
Stepfather used me as his wife'
in the UNICEF Award cat-
egory, and the Panos Fellow-
ship for sustained, exemplary
effort in health coverage.
Ms. Jennifer Ganesh repre-
senting NAPS and Allicock will
receive the awards at the re-
gional presentation on: No\em-
ber 3 at the Sherbourne Confer-
ence Centre in Barbados.
The PAl10 Caribbean Me-
dia Awards for licellence in
Health Journalism is judged both
at the national and regional le\ -

els. The winning entries at tlhe
national level are then for-
warded and judged ;t the regional
level. The national and regional
judging of this annual event was
held in September in Guyana
and Barbados respectively.
In the national competition,
Ms. Allicock won in the Best
News Story category for an ar-
ticle entitled 'Fake Malaria
drugs hunted' while the best
storv on a non-conlunllllicable
disease was won b\ Olu0(atoyin
.llcyne of Stabrock News for
her article '(Girl I i. dies of ova-
rian; cancer .
('hrislopher iYaw ofi
Stabrock News won tlie pri/iz
for best storI onilL disas- t pire-

The Regional Democratic Council of Region 10 in collaboration with LEAP
wants to recruit a
Senior Economic Planner
for RDC's Regional Development Unit (RDU), which was recently
established in order to coordinate the economic development activities in
the entire Region.
If you ...
are a holder of a Degree in Economics (or any appropriate
are experienced in different planning devices (log frame, project
cycle management, systemic planning, etc ).
like to work in a small, motivated and result-oriented team under
the supervision of the Regional Economic Officer.
like to cooperate with internationals projects,
are strong in networking, liaising and communicating,
are experienced in the commonly used Microsoft package, and if
have a strong working relationship with the private sector and its
representative institutions
then you might be the right person we are looking for.
We offer an interesting work place in which you will be responsible for the
economic planning, plan implementation and monitoring in Region 10
within the Regional Developmant Unit while creating a favourable
environment to economic growth ..id ultimately to job creation. You will be
cooperating with an international expert, who looks after the regional
development strategy into which the economic aspects will be integrated,
and at a later stage with one or two more national colleagues once the
respective posts are created.
You will be in close contact with the Linden Chamber of Commerce,
Industry and Development and the Linden Economic Advancement
Programme and various other stakeholders within the Region.
The post is vacant for a duration of one year renewable under the
respective LEAP work programme. There is a good chance that this post
will be fully integrated into RDC's personnel at a later date.
Collect the detailed terms of reference at the Regional Democratic Council
(reception desk), at the new LEAP's Office at the Linden Business Centre
(Republic Avenue 97/98) or via e-mail
(torsten.striepke@leapquyana.org) and submit your application better,
detailed CV and all necessary documents including the names of three
reference persons and your salary expectations until October 13, 2006 at
4 pm at one of the aforementioned addresses.
Pre-selected candidates will be invited for interview and PC
test before October 20, 2006. All those who have responded to
the first public announce eent' e on't have to re-apply.
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paredness for his article 'Abary
drainage slow".
Best television feature or
documentary prize went to
former Evening News reporter
Roy Babel for his submission
'Fight the Spread'.
The national awards will be
presented at a ceremony slated
for November this year.
Thirty entries were received
for the national leg of the com-
petition which invited entries in
IS categories including three
new award categories the
Panos Award for a Guyanese
Journalism anId at the regional
level the Painos Fello\\ship and
the Kaiser Fellowship in health
prograI;lllu e.
Pianos is a regional
orgllt slttio lli that works to
strengthen ci\il society by help-
ing journalists to cover sustain-
able development issues that are
o\ erlooked and misunderstood.
in particular those with an im-
paet that transcends national
The Kaiser Fellowship is
awarded by a US-based non-
profit. private foundation focus-
ing on major health issues. The
fellowship programme sponsors
opportunities lor both US and
international journalists inter-
ested in health reporting and in-
clides a sulumer internship
programllle for \oung miintlorl
loiuriiilisis inIterii t.' in special-
t1/rii ii hIe.allh rportling.
The PA HO Caribbean
Media Awards for Excellence
in Health .Journalism seeks
to encourage the promotion
of stories which illustrate the
inextricable link between
health and development, in-
crease awareness of health
and other development is-
sues, and influence the adop-
tion of healthy lifestyles in
the Caribbean through the
dissemination of reliable in-
formation on health.


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Marketing Executive

at Banks DIH
CARLTON Joao has been appointed Sales and Marketing
Executive at Banks DIH from October 1. His appointment
is part of the restructuring at the company, a release from
the company said.
Joao had been described as a young vibrant executive who
has been involved in various developmental projects across the
country since joining the company in August 1993.
The new sales executive admits that the challenges are real
but said he is committed to assist Marketing Director Mr. George
McDonald to develop the best interest of the sales department
at Banks DIH.
Joao has, in fact started to get familiar with the operations of
his new department and has decided to confront the challenges head
on in an effort to enhance and increase sales for the company.
Joao, a recipient of a Banks DIH bursary award, completed
his secondary education at Queen's College. went on to Uni-
versity of Guyana where he obtained a Diploma in a technol-
ogy programme and later gained a Peter D'Aguiar memorial
scholarship where he read for his Bachelors Degree in Civil En-
gineering, receiving the Best Graduating Student award.
He also participated in several training programmes in
Quality Management, Project Management. Environmen-
tal Management and most recently, the Richard Ivey Busi-
ness School at the University of Western Ontario where
he completed the Ivey Executive Programme in Business

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 20061


Reepu Daman Persaud making a point in the National Assembly two years ago.

(From page 11)

gal luminaries such as Sir
Shridath Ramphal. Dr. Mohamed
Shahabudeen and Keith Massiah
who all commended him for his
contributions, despite not being
a lawyer.
He fondly remembers that
on the eve of the elections of
December 6, 1964, he spoke at
a public meeting at Grove. East
Bank. next to Diamond, his
After the meeting which
was attended by a wide cross-
section of the community,
Persaud said supporters from
both his party and the opposi-
tion declared: "Buddy (his nick-
name), we wish you well."
His opponents for the con-
stituency (Lower Demerara)
were John Femandes (senior) of
the then United Force (UF) and
Mc Williams of the People's
National Congress (PNC).
"I was number four on the
priority list of candidates, so it
was a foregone conclusion that
he was a winning candidate,"
Persaud exuded.

He said during the period of
1964-'68, the debates were of a
high standard and listed some
the formidable debating pairs
such as Jagan/Burnham.,
Ramsahoye/Ranmphal and
"After 1968. not only de-
mocracy was ruptured, but well
established parliamentary norms
disappeared which was sad be-
cause the country had already
gained independence." Persaud
However. he said: "In 1992,
it was a feeling of triumph and
victory virtually delivered from
the shackles of semi-dictator-
After the elections in 1992,
which the People's Progressive
party won after 28 years in the
opposition, Persaud, who be-
came Minister of Agriculture
and Hydraulics, said it was a
challenging situation because al-
most immediately he was con-
fronted with the collapse of the
sea defence at Lusignan on the
East Coast Demerara. He said he
garnered the services of the
Guyana Sugar Corporation

(GUYSUCO)t, the Chief of Slllt
of the Guvana Defence orc ,i'.
the Commllissioner of Police Cand
public and p:riN\alc seclot Cl gi-
IIe \\as sa;stiledl wit ll their
response, as he irecci\d tllir
full cooperation in restoring tlle
situation to nortlnalc\.
IHe said also that he spent a
whole week during the disaster
with the people which the\
much appreciated.
Comparing his tenure as an
opposition parliamentarian \cr-
sus the period on the govern-
ment benches. Persaud pointed
out that they are essentially dif-
ferent roles.
As an opposition parlia-
mentarian, he said "\ou are
more aggressive, and you ask tile
questions." while being on the
government side you tend to be
calmer, providing the answers to
Did he ever think of quit-
"Never, despite the frustra-
tions which were immeasurable.
particularly, during the period of
rigged elections when the PPP
had a small number of seats, and
knowing that you have your
head against the wall which
showed no sign of crumbling."
Instead, he said it made himn

more resolute and hlie reine\ed
hii enc rgies through lthe inspi-
i1tiion and optimismI of l r.
Jag ll.
I o\\ did he ianagie to C\-
ecute his religious anid political
irsponsibillitis simultaneouss.
particularly in light of being the
President of the largest local
I lndut organisation'.
"You have to develop the
,aU of 'managinig Wour lime and
plans. It is not easy..." hle
noted and added that he re-
cci\cd full support from his
fauiil in pursuing his public
duties and responsibilities.
lie recalled that he weas
lighting a dti a \\ hen he received
a call of the collapse of the
Lusignan sea defence and had to
innmediately leave.
"While my family would
have liked me to be with them
more they demonstrated full un-
derstanding." Persaud related.
"1 remember once I was
eating together with the family
and they remarked that they re-
ally enjoyed this and it and
would like this to happen more
freCquently." he recounted. On
reflection now, he said he would
hai c liked to spend more time
with his family, but the realities
of public life precluded that.
Speaking on the contention

Former Minister and Member of Parliament, Reepu Daman

that politics and religion should
nor be mii\ed, he acknowledged
the merits of such a position.
but feels that there are also
strong arguments against it and
therefore is of the view that it
should be left to the individual
to decide.
Looking back at his parlia-
mentarv career, he said he has
no regrets but would have liked
to see implemented a Parliamen-
tary Schedule of Activities
which \was on the agenda dur-
ing his tenure but has not been
implemented as yet. He also
would like to see more effective
debates in the House during the
new Parliament and the whip-
ping up of more public interest
in the activities of the National
Assembly, as well as more fre-
quent appearances in Parliament
by the President and suggests
about four times per year.
He feels too that proroguing
of the National Assembly should
be done more regularly and in a
more structured manner.
Persaud strongly feels that

the electorate should have the
power to recall recalcitrant par-
liamentarians and in this regard
he said there has been draft leg-
islation which arose out of the
Constitutional Reform Commit-
tee and that the process should
be expedited.
The emoluments of legisla-
tors should also be enhanced as
it is perhaps the lowest in the
Caribbean. Persaud said.
On his advice to new and
young legislators, the veteran
exhorted that they should al-
ways conduct themselves with
dignity and honour and not to
harbour acrimonies across the
floor despite strongly articulat-
ing their respective positions.
They should also prepare
their speeches and know when to
stop speaking, thereby ensuring
their presentations are effective.
Young parliamentarians
must also recognize and up-
hold the importance of serv-
ing the interests of people
and the country which are

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The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd (NICIL)/ Privatisation Unit (PU) invites suitably


The incumbent must possess the following Qualifications:
1- Minimum ofa First Degree in Business or Economics or Management or any
other such related field;
Post experience of at least three years;
Excellent computerskills and ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word.

Additionally, working knowledge of any of the following will be a plus MS Access. MS PowerPoint. MS
Project and Peachtree Accounting.

The successful candidate will be expected to:'
Assist in the preparation of Information Memoranda and related financial documents for various
privatisation offerings or other forms of investment offers;
D Manage specific projects related to entities or properties owned by the In picture, champion speller Joanna Suchit and her
Govemment/NICI L/PU; teacher at Zealand Primary School, Ms. Yonette Wilson.
D Prepare project reports and budgets when necessary.
By Clifford Stanley
Preference will be given to persons displaying excellent analytical writing, computer and interpersonal JOANNA Suchit, a sixth grader at Zealand Primary School,
skills and capable of working in a dynamic and challenging environment. Only persons meeting the Mahaicony, last week buzzed past four knockout rounds of
above qualifications will be acknowledged. a spelling bee competition to be adjudged champion speller for
her age group in schools in Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice).
Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Her classmate Jason Yadram got swatted at the beginning of the
fourth round, but by this time it was only he and Nyana Evans of
Mahaicony Primary still airborne and so they tasted the nectar of
SECRETARIES (2) second place in the competition.
Seven other sixth grade pupils who survived up to the third
round were given joint third places by the Regional Department of
The incumbent must possess the following Qualifications: Education of Region 5 which had organized the spelling bee as par
M Passes in English Language at the GCE/CXC levels, recognized Secretarial qualifications and of a programme in observance of Education Month 2006.
twoyears experience; The venue had been the auditorium of the Hopetown Primary
SExcellent computerskills using MS Office. school. Hopetown, West Coast Berbice, and the words for the com-
petition had been taken from text books which the children are cur-
The successful candidate will be expected torently using in class, the organizers said.
The successful candidates will be expected to do the following: The Sixth Graders are children who are one year away from the
D Work and assist the Executive Director; secondary school entrance level.
S Work and assist the Finance Controller. The third places were won by: Haleema Adikhan of Bath Pri-
mary, Ayasha Semple and Ann Fordyce of Belladruim Primary
BothP candidates are expect p be proficient in typingi-operating the PC, filing, receptionist functions Teshanti Mohabir and Indra Singh of Number 8 Primay, Dukesh
and ariyother tasks assigned. Persaud of Blairthont Primary andYasmin Shariff of Latchmansingh
SC Champion speller Suchit. who hailsfrom Cottage Mahaicony
Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. andis the daughter of Susan Suchit likes to fead, herTavourite t-
ing the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books.
S-Sothe Spel ll Beefaorher wasd from be'nni tat tend,eanr on
___________R___P_ TESJC JeJI R ^ -ventful fighrto tb speak. No turblencenhitscever. -
SECRETARIES (2) Her class teacher, Ms Yonette Wilson said: "Joannahas always
bSeven othoda splixth grad. Se pupils Aho survived up to the third

Sere given joint third places by the Regional petive n pclasr
tWl years exp eriene; Te Parents who attended the competition, which is the first in the
petition inhad recen tae lo text ps ooks which the children ar cur-

fulcadidate will be e todo the following : entl y usio g in class, the oreanisers said.
STexTeQ d ,o iu The Sixth Graders are children who are one year away from the

S Work and assist the. Executive Director; secondary school entrance level.

B. Work and assist the Finance Controllerather f the second places were won by: H aleema Adikh said:n of Bath Pris
s .e .t ;. TeShati Mohabir and Indra Singh i of Number 8 P" maW, Dukesh
eqestandayotraka ls osignedl pe n od'Primary.

Remneratin: Commensurte with was really a good ex ercise. It will help the kids a lot in improving
Rem rating: Cmmensurat with qualifications and experience their vocabulary enouragin them to study more."
IHe agreed with Mrs. Suchit that there should be more Spelling
.Applicationstogetherwith CVandtwoteferences should be addressed to Bees and at different levels in the schools within Region 5(Mahaica/
Executive Director/Executive Secretary and Head Spelling Bees had been held sporadically in Region 5 in the
National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd/Privatisation Unitpast Mr. Gavin enry.n overseas-based Guancse but not in
126 Barrack Street The Spelling Bee organized by the Regional Department of Edu-

Georgetown An Official in the Department said that they will compile
a list of words to be used in future competitions and send these
Not laterathan October 23, 2006 tr all lary schools early next year so as to encouraged more
p'cnties. in the
participation it them. Mql,\ -.".,,-'.,

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'My Carib" ekWb W(I !Bay!innrtIeanucled Oct)ber 24

GUYANESE schoolgirl
Sidonia Peters has been
named among the finalists of
the Conde Nast Traveler
'My Caribbean' essay con-
Conde Nast released the
names of the 14th annual essay
contest on Friday.
Each year. schoolchildren
between the ages of eight and
12 enter a writing contest geared
toward promoting tourism
awareness in the Caribbean.
A release out of New York
said Friday that each finalist and
a chaperone will fly to the Car-
ibbean Tourism Conference
(CTC) in Grand Bahama Island.
which is being held this year
from October 22-October 24,
2006. A grand prize-winner and
two runners-up will be an-
nounced during the awards cer-

emony on October 24. 2006. A
$2.000 scholarship for the win-
ner and two $500 scholarships
for the runners-up will be
awarded, the release said.
The release promised that
each of the 26 finalists at-
tending the Caribbean Tour-
ism Conference this year will
receive an eye-opening expe-
rience into the world of
tourism. The contest. spon-
sored by Conde Nast Trav-
eler, the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation. American Air-
lines. Pelican Bay Hotel.
UNEXSO Grand Bahama,
and the Grand Bahama Island
magazine. educates elemeln-i
tarV schoolchildren in t he
Caribbean about lhe impor-
tance of tourism to their
Grade school children of

the 32 C'TO member countries
were asked to submit a 250-
word essay on the following
"Imiagine that \ ol are a
travel journalist land youl have
been assigned to write a story
about your country for Conde
Nast Traveler. Remember that
our editorial mission is Truth in
Travel, and we like t o go be-
neath the surface to show
people more than just the usualI
tourist spots."
The tihele and rules Ifor the
20006 'lM Caribbean' essay :
contest were e colitumiCated to
all C(TO l Cmemolbers and the Min-
islter' of Tourisml by I isa
SHughes. Vice President aind
Publisher of C'onde Nist
ira\i ler. Ilie contest \\as then
anlllili'isercd hlllouglh ti l school
\\stem ll each Caribbealn coull-

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*Preference would be given to persons
with minimum three (3) yrs experience.
*Must be able to repair electronic &
electrical items eg. Microwave ovens, pressure washers,
generators etc.

Please Send or bring application along with
two (2) recent passport size photographs and
two (2) recent testimonials, To; The Personnel Dept
Gafsons Industries Limited Houston Complex E.B.D

try. This year's 26 islands/na-
tions participated with over 114
essays received. After a nmulti-
step judging process involving
the ministries of tourism. tihe
ministries of education and tlie
Caribbean Tourismn
Organisation, a finalist was cho-
seln on each island.
The winning essay will be
published in the Januuary issue of
Conde Nast Traveler. on nexxs-
staiuds on December 26. 2(X)6.
Guyanese. Roshan Morris
\\lon the contest in 2004 with
her essay 'Magnificent
Kaieitur'. In 2002, Shiugobin
.laikairtan also of Guyana.,

claimed the first runner-up spot
in the competition.
The finalists this year in
alphabetical order by country
are: Anguilla, Vince Webster;
Aruba, Belinda Ho; The Ba-
hamas, Shant6 Swan; Barba-
dos, Ashley Harris; Belize,
Vivian Courtenay; Bermuda,
Sarah Hopkin; British Virgin
Islands, Joseph Archibald-
Bowers; Cayman Islands.
Ashley Amador; Dominica,
Jawole Mandisa Joseph; )o-
minican Republic, Virginia
Niifiez Mir; Grenada. Joshua
Tiilsol: (luyana. Sidonia Pe-
ters; Haiti, Clhristina

Melodie Beauboeuf; Jamaica,
Renee Duhaney; Martinique,
Daphne Xavier Maximin-
Anne; Montserrat, Tiffannie
Skerritt; Nevis, Austine
Liburd; St. Eustatius,
Reinalda Fleming; St. Kitts.
Renicia McDonald: St. Lucia.
Nadege Boriel: St. Maarten,
Alexandria Stanford; St.
Vincent & The Grenadines,
Yahtibah Speedwell:
Suriname. Jasherel
.Wielzen; Trinidad & Tobago,
Kyle Ramdeo: 'urks &
Caicos. Crivanne Adams;
U.S. Virgin Islands. Tequan

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,'1' Tiee identification Course -
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forest in-.entory, eco-tourism and S,'
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Stakeholders agree

on decent work agenda

_Wesley Gibbings

LABOUR market reform may not solve all the
problems of the world, but the international
community is placing much higher odds on
the concept of "decent work" as a key element
of the development process and a way out of
debilitating gaps between economic growth
and social progress.
The United Nations International Labour
Organisation (ILO) describes the objectives of de-
cent work as meant "to give effect to principles
and rights at the workplace; to accelerate eco-
nomic growth while generating jobs; to improve
the effectiveness of social protection as a means
of increasing equity; and throughout, promoting
social dialogue for participatory socio-economic
and sustainable development."
ILO Director General, Juan Somavia, said at
a September meeting of the International Mon-
etary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in
Singapore that one "major imbalance" confront-
ing the world was "the imbalance between eco-
nomic growth and the opportunity for decent
Caribbean governments, in collaboration with
the social partners, have latched on to the new
approach in the face of challenges posed by
globalisation, social inequity and overall declines
in productivity.
In a rare display of united action, regional gov-
ernments, labour unions and employers'
organizations have also all agreed that the tripar-
tite approach is a superior option when address-
ing these shortcomings and in converting talk of
decent work into reality.
When the ILO-hosted Tripartite Caribbean
Employment Forum takes place in Barbados
on October 10-12, a developmental template
based on the appropriate implementation of
ILO Conventions, together with "efforts to
find a job-creating macro- and micro-economic
framework" will be examined in the context of
finding practical application of the new ap-
Director of the ILO Caribbean Subregional
Office, Dr.Ana Teresa Romero, said one clear need
is for labour issues to be more urgently consid-
ered in the process of economic policymaking.
It was a point also made by Barbadian trade
unionist, Sir Roy Trotman who told last May's
16th American Regional Meeting of the ILO that
the concept of decent work needed to become the
standard for all labour arrangements and a plat-
form for the development process.
Caribbean Employers' Federation (CEF),
Marcel Meyer, told a May Forum in St. Lucia
that enhanced social dialogue was necessary to
ensure that the objective of job creation, under
conditions of decent work, was realized.
This coincides with the view that the best

way to achieve such goals is through recognition
of the belief that productivity improvements will
only come when societies realise that the creation
of more and better jobs must receive the same
attention as economic gains.
According to a background document pre-
pared for this week's discussions, the situation
also requires labour markets and labour market
institutions that "operate within a context of so-
cial partnership."
All of this can degenerate into mere talk,
however, if measures to increase productivity are
not accompanied by interventions to embed so-
cial protection as a way of addressing issues of
The available data suggest that in economies
such as Trinidadd and I loh.a's, based on resource
based activities, there has been a rise in levels of
productivity, with special reference to the op-
erations of multi-national companies. This is
largely attributable to the increased incidence of
a climate of labour flexibility, says the ILO back-
ground document.
There is corresponding evidence, though, that
in tourism-based economies such as in Barbados,
Gross Domestic Product has not kept pace with
growth in employment levels.
The fear is that if income from the sector
does not also grow, measures of labour produc-
tivity will decline as a natural consequence.
Rising labour costs have also emerged as se-
rious concerns in countries such as Jaiaica and,
latterly, Trinidad and Tobago.
Recent wage demands by trade unions in the
twin-island state have led to calls by the govern-
ment for restraint and accompanying concerns
about the rising cost of living.
At the sectoral level, the agriculture sector
has appeared to have suffered most from changes
in international trade and the decline of traditional
export-oriented production.
ILO statistics point to the fact that over in
20l- the region reached a low in CARitL'OM ex-
ports to the European Union when such activi-
ties accounted for 10.9 per cent of total world
The declining fortunes of Caribbean export
agriculture have led to dramatic action in Trinidad
and Tobago at Caroni 1975 Ltd. in the banana
industry in Suriname and throt,'h the complete
closure of the sugar industry in St Kitts and
The challenge, says the ILO, is to find a mix
of restructuring strategies that would ensure that
equity applies and that displaced workers are
It is hoped this week's three-party talks
in Barbados will take the social dialogue pro-
cess further ahead in the spirit in which the
notion of decent work is seemingly being
embraced by all.

The Sunday Chronicle continues its series on the fresh faces on tht

Roy Babel

By Shawnel Cudjoe

BEATING the campaign
trail for five weeks has left
Roy Mark Babel thirsting
for more and nothing is out
of reach, including the
The Sunday Chronicle re-
cently sat down with the 27-
year-old "go-getter" who
firmly laid his dream on the
table. "I see myself becoming
the President of the Coopera-
tive Republic of Guyana," Ba-
bel stated frankly.
For the Surinamese-born
Babel, being in Guyana was
never part of his plans, nor was
becoming a journalist, but poli-
tics was always at the back of
his mind. He moved here at
the age of nine, when his
mother, a social work analyst
was transferred because of her
Babel was crushed, be-
cause it meant moving away
from Holland and what he
considered his second family.
lie and his mother had al-
readIly moved there fronu
"Coming to Guyana was
something I really did not
want to do...it meant leaving
the comfort of my dad and
closer relatives." Babel said.
Since then, however,
Guyana has remained home.
Even though his mother moved
to the United States shortly
after. Roy stayed with his
grandmother in Berbice. "I
guess she (Mom) just wanted
to give me a proper schooling."
Babel told this newspaper.
The early travels, Babel
said. opened his mind and
taught him a lot about the vari-
ous cultures of the people he
He lived with his grand-
mother until he left New
Amsterdam some eight years
ago when he gained employ-
ment at the VCT Channel 28.
first as a cameraman, then as
a reporter. He later became the
television news outfit's anchor
at the Evening News, and up
until elections, was assistant
editor there.
Although he spent eight

years as a reporter, Babel said
that it was never his career in-
"Reporting was something
not intended, but I just happened
to fall into it and I decided to
stay," he said.
Before settling on journal-
ism, Babel held other job port-
folios including that of lawyer's
clerk, teacher, video editor and
control operator.

Political Position
Babel recently surprised
many with his decision to enter
politics. He was a candidate on
the People's National Congress
Reform 1 Guyana (PNCR 1G)
He said he joined that plat-
form because none of the others
had impressed him. Babel be-
lieves that the party has a real
vision for Guyana and besides,
it is filled with "intellectuals."
Describing the experience on
the campaign trail as "memo-
rable", Babel said his decision to
enter politics was anything but
spur of the moment with several
factors contributing to his final
choice. These included his love
for pubic speaking, the feeling
that he could make a significant
difference in a particular area and
the opportunity to address some
of the issues affecting young
Babel believes that "politics
of today is the politics of old and
with a developing society you
need to change the political cul-
ture and me getting involved
would help to change that cul-
"I also had an opportunity
to read the People's National
Congress Reform I-Guyana
PNCR IG youth empowerment
scheme (YES), a powerful
programme which helps to de-
velop young people and deals
with the introduction of a vol-
untary national service and ac-
cess to land. All of those things
are things which you see fitting
into society today had the PNC
been elected into government,"
Babel stated.
Youths, he said, need to be
given the opportunity by the
older folks to show that they can
be productive members of soci-

- Jour

"Guyana's political culture
needs to change, and as long as
the bigger heads in the parties
realise that, there is much scope
for youths. As long as young
people are given the opportu-
nity, I can bet my last dollar that
Guyana will change," Babel as-
The articulate young man
summed up his five weeks of
campaigning as "exciting" and
Stepping up to the podium
as a candidate for any political
party for the first time, was a
task that Babel warmed to quite
quickly. After all, he had his ex-
perience as a journalist and youth
activist in the Leo Club and other
organizations behind him.
"As a youth activist in the
Leo Club, Chamber International
and all of those clubs and
organizations that I have been in-
volved with, I was given the op-
portunity to take up leading
roles," Roy stated.
However, that did not pre-
vent a bit of nervousness from
creeping in while on his way to
his first meeting at Bush Lot on
the Corentyne.
"At my first meeting, on my
way to the Corentyne, I was a
bit nervous because I was going
into an area where I was a total
stranger...nobody knew me
there and I was kind of worried
about when I speak how persons
would react and that kind of
stuff." he recalled.
"When I was introduced, I
took the podium and I started
speaking and I said: 'Bush Lot,
are you ready for a PNCR 1G
Government?' and the crowd
went 'Yea'! And that was it for
me; I just let loose and started
speaking," he said.
Roy said positives he
would take away from poli-
ticking include the ability to
make a difference in the sense
that when you speak to
people, they expect so much
from you and knowing that
you are in a position to help
... people, I think is a positive
for me because that's my rea-
son for getting into politics as
well, and the recognition it

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: local political scene

On the downside, Roy said
that he was unable to practice
journalism as he used to.
"Journalism is something I
have grown to love. I have
...reached to a stage where 1 am
beginning to see results from my
work," he said.
Giving his view on the way
the elections were conducted,
Roy said he was a bit dissatisfied.
He said the made several obser-
vations countrywide of things
happening which weren't sup-
posed to.
"Those are basic things that
should have been corrected .and
(should) not have happened in
he first place so I am not satis-
fied with how the elections were
conducted because of those little
small things," he said.
According to Babel, the
party's campaign was well con-
ducted and deserves a nine on a
scale from one to ten. "My rea-
son is they campaigned specifi-
cally on issues, everyday issues
and reality, and not petty is-
sues." However, he felt that their
television campaign should have
been more aggressive to get their
messages across.
Babel opined that his party's
loss could have been a result of a
large number of supporters not
voting as well as the number of
supporters that currently reside
Despite the disappoint-
ment this time around, Babel
said he is ready to do it all over
again. In the meantime, how-
ever, he is intends to further
his studies in the United
States, in his quest to climbing
"higher in the party" and to-
wards the presidency.

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THE international charity
book ship, Logos II is sched-
uled to dock in Guyana on
The Logos II has been oper-
ating since 1989 by Educational
Books Exhibits Ltd. (EBE), a
non-profit charity organisation
registered in the United Kingdom.
In its 18 years of operation, the
Logos II has made more than 300
port visits to 78 countries on
four continents.
The vessel will be docked
at the Muneshwers Wharf.
Georgetown from Wednesday
to October 31. Logos II pro-
motes international understand-
ing and worldwide education.
Through cultural exchange
programmes, community ser-
vice initiatives, and a floating
book fair, the Logos II experi-
ence encourages all who come
on board to expand their hori-
zons and embark on a voyage
of discovery.
Visitors can interact with an
international crew representing
more than 45 different countries.

According to a press release, in
every port of call, crew members

seek to
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of purpose and meaning.

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vited to experience cultures


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By everelc Alert
The -tage is set for Guyana to
real.:e its full ,:,:eiiii.3al as a
prime location for forest
products. These can range
from felled logs or rough sawn
lumber to intricately designed
moL i,: and fl,',,rir,:.
AlrE :y some of the big names
on :e international woods
ma t are turning their
atte on to this small South
Am can countrywhich shares
the nazon region known for
its Je variety and exquisite
spe -s of trees.
Ace ding to the Director of the
rec -tly established Forest
Pro .lcts Marketing Council of
Gu ';a Inc., Guyana has a
wide: variety of wood species
that -ie in high demand, but the
prol !m is.marketing these
proi icts.
Citi' g 'bullet wood' as an
exa ;ple, Sukhraj said there is
a gr )d market out there for the
sp :ies but when local
pror.-icers try to sell 'bullet
wo(. no one knows what he is
talk ,g about. However, when it
is i arketed as 'manilkara
bidt ntata' which is the scientific
.an e or as 'macaranduba'
whi n is how it is known in
Brazil then markets open up.
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Photo Courtesy of- Forest Products Marketing Council of Guyana Inc

December of 2005, the Council
has a two pronged approach to
ensure the growth and
development of the local
forestry sector.
On the international side, the
Council is actively marketing
and promoting Guyana's forest
Working with USAID, the
Council was able to attend a
number of international trade
fairs with brochures and
samples of available products
and was able to negotiate with
North American companies to
get them interested in what
Guyana has to offer.

Advertising ir-iM_ ,.ll- I.ll, is
also helping the marketing
strategy. A full page
advertisement highlighting
local forest products appeared
in 'Imported Woods' one of the
more widely circulated
magazines in the USA that
caters for buyers and sellers in
the sector and is distributed to
about 15,000 architects.
In the Caribbean, the Council
is targeting a number of key
island markets and has been
spending four to five days on
each island working with
consulates and other officials,
making presentations and
hosting seminars.

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It hopes to widen its -",i ,ing'
strategy next year to include
Europe. It is also looking at
China where reports are that
local products can compare
favourably with what is on the
"The idea is to get Guyana's
timber products known on the
m international market. To let
buyers know that Guyana is a
source of good quality forest
products. For too long we have
been confined to the USA, UK
and Caribbean markets, but
there is a large market for
forest products out there. Our
job is basically to let the
international players know we
have these species and they
can get them in quality and
quantity," Sukhaj said.
On the local front, the Council
is working with producers to
broaden the range of forest
products exported and widen
the international customer
base and at the same time
increase the capacity of local
According to Sukhraj, the
Council is working to get the
industry ready by providing
training and exposure so that
local producers can become
familiar with international

organizations such as the
International Wood Products
Association which is one of the
premier international wood
products association based in
the USA.
He said four Guyanese
companies are now members of
"i.- i -:" ;:,>.iIiil.n and as such are
listed on web sites, featured in
magazines and are advertised
in some of the most widely
circulated magazines that deal
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Emphasis is also being placed
on ensuring local produces
comply with international
standards that guide forest use
as international markets
demand that products come
from verified and certified
The C:'uiiI: I also serves as a
receptacle foroi d'er- and ii:l.:al
producers have no export
experience, the Council will
guide them through the entire
process from documentation to
finding carriers, even finding
Companies are also being
encouraged to make use of
information technology and
many producers who just a few
months back were operating
'Allholul a computerized data
base, now have their own web
sites and are surfing the
information highway looking for
The Council also provides
support for overseas buyers
overseas by ensuring only
quality produce are exported.

One of the main 'l1-i -e
.:. il the sector is the freight
cost for produce and this single
factor very often detennines
whether the exporter will make
a profit or not.
Rates from Guyana to the main
markets are somewhat higher
and sometimes producers are
not able to tap in to some
markets so instead they have to
look to high end markets.
Another challenge is getting
companies to realize that they
have to continuously retool to
keep abreast with new
technologies. This could prove
to be somewhat costly but in the
long run it is to the benefit of the

Staff training and development
is also being pushed by the
C oun.-i:l and foreign companies
that are investing here are
being encouraged to set up
local offices and provide
training which generally
improves the human capacity
baseof,:.i -n: ni,n the ,:- i.:.r
With all this emphasis, the
Council is projecting that the
forestry sector will become an
even more significant
contributor to Guyana's
Last year export totaled US$ 48
million and at end August this
year exports had already
reached US$ 38 million, 25
percent higher than
corresponding period last year.
Over US$50 million was
invested in the wood sector
over the last two years.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006 1I

In locked-down

Baghdad, city

life moves online

By Hiba Moussa

BAGHDAD (Reuters) In the
endless daily battle against
the fear and isolation of life
under lock-down, the people
of Baghdad have found a way
to keep their city alive: mov-
ing it online.

visiting a doctor," said Zainab.
35. an office secretary who
asked to be identified by her
first name. "Honestly, the out-
side craziness freaks me out."
She has not seen her friends
for months. Instead, she meets
them over online video-confer-

wireless \\'i-li access to its sat-
ellite broadband hookup for
about $40 a month.
Most Iraqis have only expe-
rienced the Internet since the fall
of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
The ousted leader officially
linked Iraq to the Web when his
government set up the State

A man chats online at an Internet cafe in Baghdad, September 17, 2006. (Faleh Kheiber/

Instead of enjoying an out- "Most of the tim
door meal at one of the fish res- about the security s
taurants along the Tigris em- Who had been kill
bankment, 28-year-old house- napped, or recently
wife Dunya Saad spends her country."
evenings at the computer in her
living room, chatting with her BUSINESS OP1
friends on Yahoo Messenger. NITY
Most of her relatives and Moving Baghd
fiends live on-the far side oft he cyberspace., *.beeo
Tigris, and seeing them in per- free- market ingenuity
son is nearly impossible. Perhaps the hard
"l's ad :nol to see: your,... elebWciity.tMuch of
friends like in the good old had electricity for 12
, ^^Sy'iy^S'&J u arB the V' s
Since lp rFbruar bombitig neiglibourhoods now
of a Sl i'i shrine in Samarra tricity from the rid fo
pprk I ao ouf sectari. ,. t stx h Iur 'i
J I V ft. _t

r - - ,
placement for the daily intefac-
tions of city life.
In Baghdad, shops close
early. Cars are not permitted on
the streets after 9.00 p.m.
Many parts of the city are com-
pletely deserted by sunset.
Hundreds of thousands of
people have been forced to
move to parts of the city where
they do not know the
"I only go out on emergen-
cies like attending a funeral or

from theit lilohertz.
Most middle cla
holds now have cable
down the street
neighbourhood "gener
who gives them dies
ated power for a month
about $10 per ampec
seven amperes are
enough for a computer
a fridge. An air co
costs more.
A neighborhood
cafe will sell a subscr

e we talk Company for Internet Services
situation. in 2000. But private connec-
led, kid- tions were banned and the only
fled the legal provider blocked access to
e-mail and chat sites.
Today, companies have
PORTU- sprung up around Baghdad,
taking advantage of new
lad into broadband satellite connec-
a feat of tjoas that make it possible to
establish a mini internei'ser-
est part is vice provider without relying
.Baghdad' bn ahy centralized infr A: c-
-18 hours ture at all.
ed jn%-a- . It it
v' Most I lt ,bf^rn. riif'i^ut,
get elec- Imernet proi ider- in different
r just four parts of Baghdad, says liesub-
,-c .cribes to satellic broadhand
people 9, c c ykill fmiisytfl-

rAnt-g-his ate
S One of his providers has a
ss house- two-megabit-per-second con-
:s snaking nection a similar speed to a
to a single home's broadband link in
rator man" most Western countries which
sel-gencr- costs about $7.000 a month
hly fee of over satellite.
re. Six or it sells access to 200 sub-
usually scribers across three Baghdad
a TV and neighborhoods, earning a toll
nditioner of about $8.)000 in revenue.
Private generators power
d Internet the Wi-lFi oltspols during the
iption for dal;v. with Iaillcries offering up

to 200 amperes of pow er 1,>
keep then running without in-
iciruption through the night,!

For freelance journalist
Alnmar Ali. 30. the Interne:,
is a place to find lo\e n ..
city where flirting wilh i
woman can get a man kid-
iapped or killed.
SIe has only been online for

aboui a year. but he already ha:
a ime list o -female friends
uAh whom he keeps in toucd
on a nearly daily basis. Some
li\e in other neighborhoods
some in other countries.
"It's not like reality
But I enjoy it." he says
"It's a good means to es-
cape our miserable reality
At least, until a new morn
ing comes.-

The Government of Guyana, has set up a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit to
work with community groups, among other stakeholders, to implement a broad-
based and participatory PRS Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. Regional PRS
M&E Committees have been established in several regions. These committees
coordinate community level activity in monitoring progress towards the
achievement of the goals of the PRS on a voluntary basis. Avacancy now exists
for a Coordinator in Region 9.

Appications are hereby invited for this pos'. Ap. ct :-s c5 be sent to the
Head. M&E Unit. PCPMU, Office of tne PresSdent New Gar-den Street.
Georgetown, by October 27. 2006. Applicants must be resident int te region.

Tertiary level training such as a Diploma or Degree in an appropriate area
of study or the equivalent.
Demonstrated experience in leadership roles and effective oral and written
presentation skills.
Previous experience in monitoring and evaluation activities desirable.
Coordinators are paid a stipend and transportation expenses. The appointment
will be for a period of one year in the first instance. Incumbents are eligible for
reappointment on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance.

Complete Terms of Reference for these positions may be obtained from the
M&E Unit, Office of the President, New Garden Street.
Telephone 223-0971/75 or Fax 223-5231


I hereby apply for the position of Regional PRS M&E Coordinator. Region 9

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

Investors bet on rising costs for

scarce water "
scarcNe wVa e (lVReuters) lInvesto's
who have seen energy prices
rocket due to scarce supplies
are starting to wvagelr that

forecasted shortages will
cause the value of water to
skyrocket. offering big gains
to companies active in the
I like globally traded conm-
miodities like oil. gold or wheat,
waler tends to be priced locally
by a1ulhontie ss\who provide it as
i public good, generally draw-
ing from nearby sources such as
lake, or ri\er basins.
"Water is not treated like oil
because you usually do not
transport ii over very long dis-
tances." said Wolfgang Grabs.
who heads the water resources
division of the World Meteoro-
logical Organisation (WMO),

The WMO's Grabs said big
investments will be required to
improve the way households.
manufacturers and farmers use
Without substantial
changes, he said"hot spots" lor
water scarcity including parts
of the United States. Spain.
China. India. Pakistan, Somalia.
Namibin. Botswana, and else-
where will stretch existing wa-
ter resources to the limit.
From a financial perspec-
tive. this could translate into
more business for the companies
that maintain, fix and improve
water pipelines and storage sys-
tems. as well as specialists in

Two women draw water from a public well in a shanty
town area in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in this March 22,2006 file
photo. Investors who have seen energy prices rocket due
to scarce supplies are starting to wager that forecasted
shortages will cause the value of water to skyrocket,
offering big gains to companies active in the sector. (Thierry

the United Nations weather
In the absence of a futures
market in water, speculators
have bought shares in utilities
and water-related companies
such as Waste Management.
ITT Corp.. American States
Water and Suez. expecting them
to profit from intensified efforts
to tackle water scarcity.
Investors can also track
stock market water indices like
the Dow Jones U.S. Water In-
dex, the International Securities
Exchange ISE-B&S Water Index
and the Palisades Water Index.
Philippe Rohner, who man-
ages a 1.7 billion euro ($2.1 bil-
lion) water equity fund for the
Swiss bank Pictet, said water
had been "essentially over-
looked" during the recent com-
modities boom. despite clear
warnings over shortages that
would require sizeable invest-
ments to overcome.
"It is an industry that re-
quires capital, and where the re-
turns can be quite attractive for
investors in equities." he said in
a recent interview at Pictet's
Geneva headquarters.

According to United Na-
tions estimates, one third of the
world's population livs in:-ar .
eas iith:water shNtrages and U1.
billionlt pople ,lck ,c'csss$'tb
safe drikid g waters
Climate change has also
provoked more frequent and in-
tense droughts in sub-tropical
areas of Asia and Africa. exac-
erbating shortages in some of
the world's poorest untries.

dams, irrigation and desalination
The price of fresh water_
which the bank Pictet has-esti-
mated at 0.2 per cent its equiva-
lent volume in crude oil may
also need to rise to discourage
waste. Grabs said.
"We may need to find a
better water pricing system to
make people conscious of the
value of water." he said.
"One of the inevitable conse-
quences of water scarcity is that its
price in monetary terms will go
up." said Achim Steiner, executive
director at the United Nations En-
vironment Programme. South
Africa's tariff system may be a
model for other countries, because
it is designed to discourage heavy
water use but guarantee minimum
supplies for the poor, he said.
Some countries may also
need to stop making water-in-
tensive products like cotton.
steel, paper and cement and in-
stead import these goods from
countries with more plentiful
water resources.
Others could be forced to re-
strict agricultural activity or stop
using energy from water-demand-
ing sources such as nuclear power
to ensure household and other pri-
4rity needs are met.
SThose livin:iu poor nations
are likely to be squeezed most
1j any shit ji wawd morn ox- :
pensawe water, 'riabi said..'a
tey have thlteass scope to cut'
'ready low water copm FIdptio..
S "The biggest competitlof
will be in countries where ag-
ricultural production for food
security is directly in compe-
tition with other areas," he

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TODAY'S FORECAST: During the morning and early
afternoon.occurrences of showers and a risk of
thunderstorms are expected predominamy over west
demerara and North west district
WAVES: Slight to modieate reaching about 1 5 metres in open
WINDS: will vary between the northeast and east at 3.0 to
12.0 metres per second
HIGH TIDE: 04.39h at 3.21 meties and 16:36h at 3:33 metres
LOW TIDE: 10.29h at 0:32 metres and 23:01h at 031 metres
SUNRISE: 05:40h 05:41
SUNSET 17:41h 17:42
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0-32.5 Celsius along the Coast
& 31.0-33.5 Celsius over near inland and inland regions.
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WANTED ( h L jI IF f1plJ," I' ,I ,, .
LAND FOR SALE FOR HIRE iwi iI .,111.. \'.In

38-FT. BOAT, seine,
engine, ice box. 1 Pool Table,
1 Canter, 1 Nissan Pick Up, 1
Corona Car. Tel. 275-0344/

BUIDLING Contractor -
mason, carpentry, painting,
plumbing, tiling and guttering.
Prompt, reasonable and
reliable services. Free
estimates. Ca" 622-0267, 629-

FANTASY Beauty School.
51 Norton St. & Louisa Row,
226-3822. Learn Nail
Technology and earn big in
Stie for the Christmas Holidays.
Register now.
VIJAY'S Hair Salon.
Specialises in hair cuts. cold
wave. hair colouring, eye brow
Searching, waxing, pedicure and
manicure. 207 Almond Street.
Tel. 226-0205.
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package -evening classes
beginning October 16, 2006.
Courses inAir brushing Acrylic nails,
Bartering. Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124 or
visit at 211 New Market Street.
North Cummingsburg.

WORK from home for US$$$$
,,eekly. Information? Send
stamped envelope to Nicola
A-cher, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your
pare time filling 100 envelopes
:a US$500 or more weekly For
formation send stamped self-
sndressed envelope to Randolph
':/Vliiams, PO Box 12154
eourgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working g from home filling 100
en','elopes for US$500 or more
Aoikly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
,-velope to Nathaniel
'.,';iiams, PO Box 12154
CGeorgetown. Guyana.

ARE you cursed,
pressede, demon possessed
Need finance? Call
Apostle Randolph Williams -
21-6050 (20:00 h 23:00

COMPUTER sales, repairs,
i-aded? Dell laptops from -
I', .11 Desk tops with flat
rreen from S138 000,
o-mputer City Unit 8, Gafoors
topping Mall. Houston, EBD.
25-3656. 647-2400.
)ringla.nds, Corriverton,
: mrbice. 335-3002.

.MPUTER Repairs, Sales &
.ises Call Kersting's Computer
,a'rs & Sales Centre @ 227-
: 618-8283. Home & Office
,,.ices available 24 hrs.
,. Kerstings.org.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
Bissessar Avenue,
hiad Nagar. GC-lrntq'qrln
accept Maste' ..i
ran Ex)ress Cards Phone
225-7120, 226' .693
m a
;,a! tore0nratal@yahr ', comi

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rinq at I a lf rdalii iri r
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K. SANKAR of Courbane Park,
Annandale offers Elementary,
Intermediate & Advance
Dressmaking classes and services.
Call 220-9532.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate, Advance
dressmaking fabric designing, tie-
dye, batik, curtains, cushions, soft
toys, soft furnishing, floral
arrangement, cake decoration. 153
Barr St., Kitty. 226-9548

MORE INFO., CALL 226-9948.
CXC Maths. English.
Business subjects. Jan./June
2007. Also classes for Forms I. II.
Ill & IV. Call Mr. Lee 227-7850
NAIL tipping, designing,
silkwrapping, manicunng, pedicunng.
courses Register now $5 000 per
course. Call Michelle 227-7342, 222-
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
infonnation, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079
TECHNICAL Studies Institute,
36 Shell Road, Kitty. Tel 225-9587
Electrical Installation and wiring,
television rep airs and electronics,
refrigeration and air conditioning:
computer building, repairs and
NEEDS" For 4" & 5"'' form
students. CXC subjects.- Biology
Chemistry, Physics. Accounts.
OP. POB, Maths. English $1
500per subject per month Come
in at 96 Bonasika and Sheriff
Sts.. Section K' C,'ville or call
on Tel. # 223-8928.
ADULT Education It is never
too late to learn. Join the Adult
evening classes. Mathematics.
English, Social Studies. Science.
Computer Studies. Learn to
become more confident as public
speakers, be able to help your child
with his/her school work, etc. Call
231-5012. 223-53.89. 226-5857.
619-3298. Academy of Professional
Studies. Lot 21 Mc Doom Public
Road. EBD


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Study Club (Regionsi-10)
www. sdnp o r g y/
evergreen. TEL. 226-4634,
627-9285, 664-5947
THE Lively Stones Learning
Centre located at 186 Almond
Street. Queenstown offers CXC
classes in the afternoon arnd
evenings for the following subject
areas by trained and experienced
teaches: Mathematics, English
Language, History. Geography,
Econorn cs, POB. POA, OA, Social
Studies. Integrated Science,
Chemistry, Biology, HSB and
Spanish. Call us on 231-1199


Computer Training
Enrol now for new
classes in
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Also. earn Canadian

Call 225-1540

International Business
College. '62 Thomas Street.
North Cummingsbuig, G.'town
I B C is currently registering
students for the fellow nlr classes -
t1) Full time Secondati Schoolo
for Forms 1 -5. (2) Evening Classes
for Adults and CXC Repeaters, (3)
Association of Business Executives
IABEI and (4) Certificate Computer
Courses. Call today for more
information. Tel. 225- 5474 223
7210 and 225 -2397. IBC SlSdent
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EVENING lessons -- students
in Primary Forms 1 5 School
Leavers Sublects include.
Mathematics English
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Accounts, Office Administration,
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Information Technology.
Integrated Science. Human and
Social Biology, Chemistry.
Physics, Biology. Adult
Education. Come in or call us
231-5012, 223-5389, 226-
5857, 619-3289. Academy of
Professional Studies, Lot 21 Mc
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60-90 ACRES of land in
Parika can be rented or lease
in whole or in part. Call 642-
6238, 218-0437, 227-8876
Having a party? Need to rent
chairs & tables at affordable
prices. Contact 226-2299. 227-

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ENROL now at Shalom
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,., t (;i; t, Srlut' i t k, "Y' I 1 'ould
Ii S)t' l , ) ii 11 ll itt o i ir ll r
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Si i m ti. i i [ ,; 1 I i l :ltI ;31

ENROL at Genesis
Driving School. Manual &
automatic. 48 Princes and
Camp Sts. Summer Classes
$10 000. Tel. 225-7755.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual &
automatic. Phone # 225-4858.
622-2872, 646-7806

V MARTIAL Art Ju Jitsu/
Kung-fu/Yoga sport self-defence.
International. Enrol for new
classes, 228 Camp Street. N/C/
Burg. 225-0677. 629-2119.

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verkeke. 615-
MRS. SINGH'S Massage
Hotel and Home Service
available bv appointment.
I also work at my home. Tel
220-4842. 615-6665.
ARE you sleeping well'
Suffteiiig tromii lower andt
upper back pain, stiffness in
the neck and shoulder Then
try a massage trom a certified
therapist for results Call Tel.
t 617-8480 ;276-3623 Sally
MOKSHA Centre for
Holistic Health Therapy offers
Massage (Aromatherapy.
Sports Recovery, Swedish,
Traditional Thai),
Reflexology and Reiki
attunements and treatments
Service offered by
Internationally Certified
Therapist Call 231-0691 or 643-
0647 for an appointment

TAKE NOTICE that there
awill be publicly sold to the
highest bidder at Georgetown
Magistrate's Court yard on
Thursday 19"' day of October,
2006 at 9 00 am 1. One
microwave tSharp). Model No.
R 310FW Serial No. 12687 2,
Panasonic CD & Tape Deck,
Model No SAAK 78 with 2
speakers Serial No
DSOKFD006330. 3 One (4)-
buiner stove in wooden case
without fitting and gas bottle 4
(I) large rug (carpet). GLORIA
BELGRAVE represented herein
by her duly constituted Attornev
landlord -and VERELYN
JAMES Defendant/Tenant.
Terms of Sale Cash. Plus 3%'b
auction Sale Duty. Sgd. Sita
Ramlal, Pe.jltr-ir Supreme
Court of .Iu. l iii i,

interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079 Everyday, 07:00
'to 21:00 h.
LOOKING for friends or a
serious relationship? Call The
Junior/SenioriSingle Dating
Service, 18 80 yrs.
Immediate link after
registration. Sat. & Sun. only
10 am -- 4 pi. Tel. 223-8237.
GUYANESE Indian male
seeks female for live-in
co npailonll (con nmmon law
wife), between 40 to 50 years
old Must be from country side
honest and decent. If you are
the lucky person, you will be
well taken care of. Phone 220-
4822, ask for Rasheed
A middle aind. divorced
Indi, 1n p of1a s on;al woulld
liIk to i i 1 l nd ita h III
i lt l It I l dt 0 ,1 ti l 1` o 11
both localIv a nd ,iblold
a'nd et iv.' n .'0 lild 4.5 yls.
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30 YRS. old female seeks
pen friends, 30 40 yrs old.
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown,
19 YRS. female seeks pen
friends. 20 25 yrs Hobbies
dancing, reading, travelling,
meeting new friends. Write to:
S. Jurnan, 297 Atlantic Gds.,
Businessman, retired East
Indian American resides in
Trinidad, seeks a female
companion who is fairly
attractive and thin. under 45
years. Call 0011-868-341-353

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Charka planet tabeej protection,
guidance and protection for
spiritual people. Contact Buddy
- 225-0677.

SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname. For all problems -
220-0708, 612-6417.
SUFFERING from spiritual.
mental or physical sickness?
Sexual or pregnancy
difficulties? Problems with the
law. money, business or love?
Family disputes, enemies.
thieves, etc.? For spiritual help,
healing and protection, call
Priest at 621-0552.

OFFICIAL translations &
interpretations Portuguese,
Spanish. French. Harry &
Torres Inc. Regd. 563035.
Prof: Dixie K. Harry. Post
Graduate I E.S A.P. Brazil.
Tel. 592-662-4283.

FOR professional repairs
to crash vehicle change
nose cut. front half. etc. Call
ELECTRICAL work done
on small or large scales at
affordable rates Call Shawn
or Rae 225-1066
SEWING machine repairs.
168 Charlotte St., Bourda. G/
town Tel 223-8994. 629-7396
- Gregory.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television. VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan # 265-
2634. 612-2982.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as vyell
as masonry, vanishing,
plumbing and painting.
Contact Mohamed on 223-
9710, 614-6634
FOR low cost air-conditioners,
refrigerators, microwaves, freezers,
drink coolers repairs and servicing
electrical aind solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822. 624-
0004. 321-3547.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves. refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060, 641-
2026. Freeze,'one Enterprises, A 'A
Shell Road, Kitty.
SERVICES Gais stove, washing
li chie, ck'loth div' is, tlro tr'tis.
H ll t111110I, 1 i1 110 I It 029- 7
vacuum clneanri's, I'tc. Conlltict
Anthony H'nly. TeI # 2 6252q74 ,\3-
4;it5 .123. ';t15).
NIED to huild .1 norvalte oui
ilonim or buNi'll i s crl llpontly 11 us '1
t'l]'tinc ,il pltntiiini etc Also Si'vICO

Io '.'V .,'o I '-1 1

KIDS Day Out Play Group.
Contact 226-2299, 227-0331.
Enrol now today.

USA Green
Card Lottery



Earn your Green

Card now, enter

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sponsored lottery.

We also do Visitor's
Visa applications.

Call 225-1540,


SALESMAN to work on a
mmnivan. Call 220-4530.
FOR upholsters & stitchers.
Call 256-3538, 622-4760.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merrimans Mall, Bourda.
Porters. Salesgirl. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons. 1 'C' Orange
Walk, Bourda, G/town. Tel. 227-
Porter boy with store experience.
AplySanjay Variety Store. Tel. #
FOR Salesgirls/boys,
Porters and Security Guards.
Apply Avinash Complex in
Water Street. Contact 226-
3361. 227-7829
Porters & Security Guards. Apply
in person to P Ramroop & Sons,
23 Lombard Street. Werk-en-Rust
PORTERS to work at Garment
Factory & Stores. Apply at Lot D
Lama Avenue. Bel Air Park.
Contact Reshma on Tel. 225-4492
or 225-9404.
MIDDLE aged Handyman:
labourer. Secondary Education,
helpful but not essential.
Accommodation can be provided.
Call 226-9810 after 6 pm.
URGENTLY needed one
Maid between the ages of 20 and
35 ears. Must be polite and
honest. Serious applicants only
Call 226-6411, 646-7400, 627-
1 MECHANIC Assistant. 1
Porter, Labourers, Chainsaw
Operators. Sawmill Operators.
1 Crane Operator. Contact 233-
2423, Goldfield Inc., Lot 'C'
Eccles, EBD.
Operator. Computer Tutors.
Apply in person to Computer
Training Centre. 58 Upper
Robb & ronoque Sts.. Bourda.
No telephone calls please.
EXIST for full time retired or
trained teachers in the following
subjects: Principles of 1 :
Social Studie E. i:, i. : -
Please send ,I it. i and CV
to PO BOX 101652.
URGENT vacancies males
and females security ranks from the
West Coast and West Bank areas
to work on the West Coast Apply\
RK's Security Services, i2P
Rcoent Io.lid Botrdo
have Illirritnirr 5 yeais wosiKitti
ex pere r'lntc e as 1 Di rii
Sa eslln Must haic a va dI
Dllver Li icence vanl lorry Piolice
Cle't(irwnce Applv in peison \ith
VOUN tel0(phr nt niinipl)0('1 t1 T'h"e
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PRIVATE School a
reputable private school has
vacancies for full-time retired/
trained/experienced teachers
for the following positions:
Principles of Business. Office
Administration, Principles of
Accounts. English Language,
Food and Nutrition, Primary 1
4, Electronic Document
Preparation and
Management, Information
Technology. Send
applications along with C.V.
to The Principal P.O. Box

Experience in Acetylene,
Ark, Mig, Exhaust, and
P1ie Bending Machine.

Salary would be commensurate
with qualifications and Experience
Addess ap atfen tote ie OpatiorsMa agr:

AT Public Road
Mahaicony, ECD. Call
Success Realty 223-6524,
CAMP and Quamina
Streets. Call Tony Reid's
Realty. Tel. # 231-2064
or 225-2626.
400 ft. x 32 ft. for farming and
agriculture. Call Mala 622-
SELLING out. Diamond
Housing Scheme, house lot.
See & make offer. 613-8182.
LAND perfect for the
storing of logs, with wharf on
the EBD. Contact Peggy. Tel.
# 226-8161, 225-7737.
IDEAL business place
at Public Road, Mc Doom,
EBD. L 130' x 50'. Price -
$12 000 000.Contact #
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft. Price
- $25M. Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre
Call: 220-9675.
KURU Kururu. Soesdyke.
Linden Highway 15 acres
farm land with Creek, one
house lot 200 ft. x 100 ft.
Call 261-5500.
LINDEN 7.5 acres farm
land, average 1 000 fruit trees.
$15M. Ederson's 226-5496.
pool and without pools. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
Campbellville $10.75M,
Cummings St. $12M, Mc
Doom $4.75M, Melanie -
$2.75M. Highway lands TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop Housing Scherne.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location. 2
miles from V/Hoop Stelling
Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-

CALL 227-5917.
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty Call 226-1640
ROOM for single
working female. Tele-
phone: 227-0928.
ROOM to rent in
residential area Contact
231-8661. 629-5064.
ONE 2-bedroom top
flat at 220 Thomas St.,
Kitty. Check within.

79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060. 626-2066.
2-BEDROOM apt. 149
Middle Rd., La Penitence.
Tel. 223-8981.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995- Kitty.
ONE room self-contained
apartment. Tiled bath, etc. Tel.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
bedroom upper flat Kitty $45
000. Contact Curtis 225-8088.
ONE-BEDROOM apt. @ 79
Lamaha St., Alberttown. Contact
# 231-6110.
FOR rent or sale house -
Atlantic Gdns. Fully furnished.
Call 646-6136 or 642-5642.
2 BEDROOM apt. Industry/
Ogle toilet & bath, self contained
30 000. Tel. 222-6940
ROOMS to rent Lot 226
Garnett Street. Contact Robin -
612-1516, 616-5321.
PHONE 225-9944.
2-BEDROOM apartment in
Bel Air Park. Tel. 225-8097. Cell
1-BEDROOM apartment
COUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty. Fully
killed. tiled, AC, water 24 hours. etc.
rice ($45 000) neg. Call 609-
MIDDLE flat. Camp St., area
ideally suitably for office or school.
Call Richard 609-7675, 233-2614,
APARTMENTS fully furnished
with TV, DVD, stove, AC, etc. in
South Ruimveldt. Tel. 218-4801.
647-2549, 642-5576.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
- $80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained. etc. Tel.
ONE 3-bedroom top flat. Price
- $15 000 at 99 Meten-Meer-Zorg,
Housing Scheme. Tel. # 609-9437.
TWO large flats in Barrack
St Kingston; one top flat in
Charlotte St for office or
business. Tel. 226-4420/225-
TWO 1-bedroom apts $30
000 each. 3-bedroom apt. with 2
bath tubs $45 000. Parking. Tel.
KITTY. Nandy Park, Republic
Park. Grove. Industry Better Hope.
Diamond. 1 ,2 3-bedroom 233-
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)
1-BEDROOM fully furn:shed
apt. in Kitty. For overseas and
out of town visitors. Call 644-
7743. 227-2466.
LARGE Princes, Camp.
Russell Streets corner, bottom
flat. Good for any need or
business. 226-3949.
STORE at Regent & Hinck
Sts., Berbice Car Park. Suitable
for Boutique or store, etc. Tel.
225-2319, 226-4177, 628-9267.
ONE 2-storey 3-bedroom
house in excellent condition
furnished or unfurnished. Earl's
Court. LBI. Call Naresh Persaud
- 225-9882
3-BEDROOM Apt. C/ville
toilet and bath, n ir ',,- '
000 monthly. 3 .
advice required Contact 61)'-
ONE (1) bottom flat furnished
apartment, situated at Lot 109
Carmichael Street. North
'.. .... .. ... .4 G /town. Tel. 1 227-

FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Garnett St.. C/
ville. G/town. Contact Ms. Dee on
223-1061 or 612-2677.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for couple, single
person US$400 per mth
US$20 per day. Tel. 227-3546.

WANTED 2 & 3 bedroom
flats price range $30 $60 pmi
suitable clients available. Call
Preview Realty -225 8088.
ROOMS for UG Student, or
single working persons and 3-
bedroom apt. for small family
near UG. Call 612-0821.
5082, 226-8261.
ONE single bedroom
apartment to rent. Preferably a
single working person. For more
information, call 611-3020.
ECCLES vacant 2-storey
furnished mansion US$650
monthly. Ederson's -226-5496.
2 & 3 BEDROOM flats
between $40000 $55000 pm
in Prospect, Bagotstown, Eccles.
etc. Call Preview Realty 225-
NEW semi-furnished
concrete house in gated
community with 24 hrs security,
fully grilled, water tank installed.
Farm EBD. Call 625-6734.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house fully furnished, with
cable TV, phone, own drive way
Situated at Nandy Park. Call
furnished 3-bedroom house
for rent in Eccles Housing
Scheme. 3 months only. $30
000 per month. 629-3208.
BATH. 227-0972.
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold water,
telephone, AC, Blygezigth
Gardens. Rent negotiable. Tel.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
NEW concrete house, 2-
bedroom top flat, Triumph.
ECD $25 000 monthly: 2-
bedroom bottom flat $20
000. Contact 220-3173
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water.
in gated community Weekly o-
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh -
618-5070, 641-2946
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves aiea Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 ne. Enquiries pis. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527
TEL. 623-4572, 222-5053.
SMALL office space located
at 106B, Regent Road. Bourda
Ibackor Giddins Pawnshop)- $25
000 monthly. Contact 226-7656 or
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-i
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent Suitable
for overseas visitors on short tern
basis Tel # 226-5137/227-1843
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms Queenstown
residential, from US$25 per day
'-nr: term also available. el 623-

TOP fiat $40 000. ( I
bedroom $30 000, rooms $17
000 $19 000. Section FF -
US$600 & USS700, house by itself
- US$500. Call 225-2709. Business
office bond.
$22 000, $32 000, $45 000. $50
000. FURNISHED $26 000, S30
000, $45 000. ROOMS S11
000 $16 000. Call 231-6236.
US$700. TEL. 624-5082, 226-
VISITORS. TEL: 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287.
WBD excu live '
bedroom lowe' l lat f,,r
inim edol ate rental ileat n1 1
quite nei( () hou r hood
US$500 (neqi Jewanram -
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-
BEL Air furnished AC, hot
and cold, g ner-ll o< tolt U.S$2 000
Camp St hiio l.hed, AC
JS$700, Natndy Park furnished.
AC USS750, Ogle fiirnisho.d
AC, US$1 500. #225-5512.


HOUSE by itself apt
US$500 with AC, phone. Tony
Reid 225-2626, 231-2064.
FURNISHED & unfurnished
executive houses and flats -
Lamaha Gardens/Prashad Nagar,
Section K. Bel Air Park, Courida
Park, Sheriff St., Happy Acres from
US$1 200 US$00 S$5 000. Sonja -
225-7197, 623-2537.
PRIME location for overseas
visitors Long or short term rentals.
Self-contained furnished apartments,
toilet & bath, wall-to-wall carpet, TV,
AC, fndge, etc., well secured, meals
can be arranged, only US$100 per
week. Call 222-6708/6510.
ONE two-bedroom top flat
(back house) semi-furnished house
situated at 182 Barr St., Kitty.
Contact Zena at 233 Lamaha St.,
Newtown or call 648-0340. (Price
$50 000 monthly). Also (1) one-
bedroom apartment at same
address $18 000 monthly.
bedroom top flat $40 000, Bel
Air Gardens, 4-bedroom executive
house US$1 500, Nandy Park. 3-
bedroom house (furnished) -
US$650, Bel Air Park, 4-bedroom
house US$800. N. P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-4799.
flat. Queenstown $50 000, two-
bedroom bottom flat, Kitty $30
000, Nandy Park fully furnished
Ranch type house US$700
Contact Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg. Tel 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 Home,
644-2099- Cell.
SHADES & Shapes Inc.
Realistic Real Estate -
residential, executive furnished,
unfurnished and semi-furnished -
Bel Air Gardens. New Haven, Bel
Air. GuySuCo Gardens, Happy
Acres, Bel Air Park, Springs-US$1
700. Gardens. etc. -US$700.
Office space, bond space, land &
property sales. Shades Shapes
c 642-8725.
furnished house US$1 300:
COURIDA PARK 1 & 2-bedroom
furnished & unfurnished 1 & 2-
bedroom apts.: NANDY PARK -
furnished house. AC: DIAMOND
executive house US$1 500. TEL.
226-8148. 625-1624.
FURNISHED three (3)-storey
house with spacious well-
developed lawns, six (6) self-
contained rooms. (5) are air-
conditioned. three (3) other rooms.
(2) are air-conditioned. three (31
sitting areas, two dining areas, two
(2) verandahs, two 121 kitchen
areas. maid's quti'ler and outdoor
.. ....... ' . i dditio n al
mmr .. .. i l .. 1. i, .. . C o nta c t
226-3361. 227-7829 226-6594.
FOUR bedroom concrete top ofat
with master room ., ', oonm' fuliv
furnished $125 ..... Lamahlia
Gdns ei:lti '----. executivee
property .. i ... pool and
awn tenri .,_,..i i.i 5)0 s n q 'n
fully furnished. Bel Air Park, I' -
bedroom semi-furnished top flat
Queenstown $55 000, four-bedroom
house unfurnished. South Riveldt Park
- $60 000. two-bedroom executive
rental, full furnished 24 hrs secuntv
Kingston- USS1 500, one three--
bedroom fully furnished flat in
secure environment USS1 300
on : one fully furnished II''ouse i
residential aica \vitn veianda to
each room. Nanid Park US.
500: office s:ace tO' H 'lee:.
' .j I 30' x 70 1.i : 000
S:ace 60' x 40' with a few
items of furniture. Camp St
G$150 000. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314,
Have Faith in Christ. today". 27-
1988. 623-6431. 27.0-4470 Eniall
I ewana r e a i(\a h o o
GEORGETOWN: Hiqli Street
(office/residence) US$2 500. Bel
Air Park -- USS 1 500. Kitty- $t60
000. $45 00l0 USS75.0 (F LI
US$500 (F/F) Canconr GutvSuCo
Gardens US$1 200 EAST BANK.
School $120 000, Provit.enice
$50 000, Eccle? '\A' (F:F) USS2
000. Diamond U.S$1 500 EAST
COAST: Couila P,11k I:: 000
i1 "F) Atl, nti, ;:iJd !'n ; L*'S:
;A.), USS:2 00 'USS I tu0C't) sm ,),
Haopy Acres US$. 0i00t LISI1
200 US$500, Non Par itIi S5 iO00
Ie RessoLiveiill USS;' 500 Oli
SSss700/US 1 i000 OFFICES
Contial Georqetohin liS -| 000.
' i.-..- ,- I ( $100 000t.'$0 00t0.
i USS2 (100. Shetifl
- US$1 500, No'thl Road US$1
200, Brickdani US$RO,) bond
reIOS;tai l ,Inls. et' Vei s lll's
executives( US )' 00( ;-torey
500, Na m, .* USi~:~ '.S
IesidC i ct i'.t it'c~s iti' (:t
Cumlinlngs & Lr;' Sl.'0 ''10
East St. $75 ",:. Ki:tv ,-t-15 On

BUSINESS place -
bottom flat, opp. Diary Bar; 2-
bedroom bottom flat apt.
Lamaha Gdns. Call Success
Realty 223-6524. 628-0747.
ONE fully furnished
residential property in Bourda
consists of five self-contained
bedrooms and parking for four
vehicles. Can also be used as
office. Very reasonably prices.
Tel. 645-0135 or 231-7745.
225-5591 OR 619-5505.

DIAMOND. Craig, Better
Hope, Annandale. 233-6160.
MASSIVE reduction 60%
60% 60% 225-2626, 231-
PHONE 613-3189.
PROPERTY with large
land space, East Coast
Public Road. Tel. 220-
9199 or 621-7191.
BEAUTIFUL executive
houses on double lot and
lands. TEL. # 611-0315

Do you have an

apartment or lower
flat, or space

We can do the

and then get the
right tenants for you.

(We also sell & rent
all types of properties).

2-FLAT concrete 4-
bedroom. big yard space
lovely home S20M, Reent
St. $55M. 225-5512, 6-7-
building located in Triumph
Backlands on aarge plot of
land Make an offer. Must be
sold. Call 220-658 ..
ONE going business
prelmises: one secured
beautiful\, tiled office o'ne
three-bedroomr nt- ose fi;: ,
grilled n Ne, AnsT.er.
Te 1333-25'
URGENN needed
itltl nIl :i":
Georgetown otner areas
Ederson's -- 226.--50'o .
ederson@jguyani net gy
and concrete house
Excellent condition. Area i H
Lot 3 Ogle Front. ECD
Contact Keith on 222-7'960
or 626-4501.
TWO-STORE' concrete
house, excellent condilio1:
Are,a H Lot 10 O le ,orst:'
Road. ECI C ont, t tho
'22 -79601 ol .4',' 1
I BEL AIR tLack ot
1,e h l Pr llaI r'm St'lSc1'o!
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Melani" Nouth. 1 '. :it
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.MBED RO O fi i,.
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S20M AIs.) on .4 X 4
I fM Ca(Ild 6 13-

acres transported
developed land with man
made lake (850 x 380 x
8), bond 74 x 44. Also a
concrete house. Tel. 218-
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 (corner lot)
- $18M neg. Contact 227-

AUBREY Barker Rd., S/
Ruimveldt 3-bedroom
house; Friendship Public Rd.
- house with business on
bottom flat. Call Success
Realty 223-6524, 628-
secure gated community 4-
bedroom wooden & concrete
yard space G$16.5M.
Norbert deFreitas 231-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
1 CONCRETE 3-bedroom
house with land, top flat fully
killed, overhead tank, fully
furnished. 501 Section 'B' Non
Pariel, ECD,Tel. No. 226-
2477, 266-2093.
PARIKA Reserve
Road just off main road -
Pet Shop. Building 3-
storey building and land.
Asking $39M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for bond $30M/USS150
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
HOPE, EBD river side
business S12M!US$60 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
SOESDYKE vacant 2-
storev wooden & concrete 3-
bedroom mansion $13.5Mi
US$67 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
ederson@guyana net.gy
vacant new 2-storey building.
Qualified move in tomorrow
S- 22M neyg.US$110 000
Ederson's 226-5496
ederson@Lguyana net.gy
buildings Granv llie Park,
Subrvanvilie.'Prashad Nagar
Diamond'Grove. Ederson's
".-,=- J .1 1 ,, net.gy
ROBBCamp Sts 3 2-
store, woodenn ,.. 1,,,i
ideal or l !00 mi- on i
Road to aO i\- $35M. 226-
2-fi at onrete 5-bedroc
buiidin s,. ea h iolo!ie eightt
i, ter $6M LIS3, 000
Ederson's 2 2-5496.
ederson@guyana ne .gy
ROBB/Bourda Market -
vacani 2-storey concrete
building Road;ally Idea! 100
malls $50M Ederson's-
2 2 6 5 4 9 6

ATLANTIC Guldens -
vacant nei'\ 2stolei 4
bCdroomn n' sna d i'! ,,1,
LISS7 O .' Ederson's 22-
:! 06

GROVE $1 5.M I Si2rvl, V
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SERVICE S .'.; ; 1s .
N 0 I t 2 ,t
L'-\htPBFLLV\ L.iL 6-
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,, 1 ',\~ kN ,le\ v ,1 110
- 220 volts-, Mrs Wilson
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GAS Station with modern
convenience store, fully air-
conditioned and stand by
generator. 12 13 Rosignol
Public Road, Rosignol, WCB.
Contact Keith 222-7960 or 626-
ONE two-storey concrete
and wooden house for sale -
56' x 26' with Jacuzzi bath,
etc. Eccles New Housing
Scheme. Call 233-2738.
622-5794. 640-0661.
ANNANDALE North two-
storey three-bedroom house
and land, newly renovated
with water, toilets and bath -
up and down. Asking -
$4.9M. Call 225-5591 or
WANTED urgently residential,
commercial buildings and land
to buy or rent. Tel 225-8097,
226-1476. Cell 661-0550.
Subryanville $30M & $15M, Bel
Air Park S25M & US$500 000,
Evans St. $6M, Dennis St. -
$35M, South Gdns. $101M,
Oleander Gdns $45M, etc., etc.
Sonja 225-7197. 623-2537.
TWO-FLAT 3-bedroom
wooden & concrete property at
Best, WCD with verandah. plus
toilet and bath upstairs. Light,
water and telephone, massive
land space. Cost $8.5M.
Charles, Singh Realty. Tel. #
225-5512, 621-2239
SALE by owner:
Front two-sforey. 4-
bedroom, grilled,
concrete house with
toilet & bath, enclosed
garage. Second house
South Tocated at T ILpi 1h,
ECD. 2-bedroom house
with toilet and bath at Cove
& John. Price negotiable.
Tel. 227-6993.
BUYING, selling, renting or
managing of properties. Call us
at Raphael's Real Estate &
Property Management Service.
204 E Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Tel. # 225-8241 or 227-4950. Fax
227-1537. Email:
ONE (1) newly
constructed three (3)-
storey concrete building,
located Lot 31 Broad
Street, Charlestown.
Convenient for business
and comfortable dwelling.
Contact Millenniumn
Consultancy Unit 166
Charlotte St., Lacytown.
Tel. 227-4757, 627-5279.
business/residence $18.5M, 2-
bedroom ENMORE property
$6.75M LBI $3.9M, KITTY -
$6.5M, Iummings St. $12M, Mc
Doom $4.75M, Anna Catherina
- $3M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
ONE three-storey building 33
000 sq. ft at Panka. Ideal for-Hotel
Store, Hospital or any other type of
businesses, etc. Any reasonable
price would be considered. Contact
men's at Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511. N.B.:
Extra land to extend building
or new one.
LOT 63 The Town &
Country Estates, Pin.
Versailles. West Bank
Demerara. Located in gated
community with 24 hours
security. high quality finish
throughout. 3 bedrooms, fully
furnished, solar water heater,
move in condition. Available
for immediate occupancy.
Contact Seetaram. 264-2946 or
Ganesh 618-5070.
Essequibo superb package from
migrant sturdy well-built concrete
house, excellent water supply, 10
kva generator, 4-wheel dnve pick
up, brush cutters, water pumps,
etc. Beautiful garden and two
acres of orchardand seven acres
cleared well- kept land $47M
ono. 266-2111, 619-6648.
BUSINESS spots Camp
& Quamina Sts., Cummings &
Second Sts., Cummings &
Quamina. Cummings St. (by
hospital), from road to alley -
$14M, Robb St. (by Oronoque
St.) $7M. New Market St. (by
Main St.) -- $15M, Better Hope,
business property $10aM,
Cummingsburg (Doctor's
Office/Clinic) $10M. Call 231-
BRAND new house -- Lot
202 Section 'C' Enterprise,
ECD 30 x 35 feet. 2-storey 5-
bedroom, 1 store room
concrete house, telephone,
electricity 110 220 volts.
Toilets 2, baths 2. 18-feet
veranda, upstairs floor
lacquered, downstairs tiled,
house fully grilled, yard space
and bond 30 x 20 feet. Call
Eddio 611-8912. 227-3788.

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
arage, front view to Public
oad Lot 6 Nandy Park. EBD.
Interested person only to call.
Day 226-7806; evening 225-
$18.5M neg.; Enmore property -
several lands also BLYGEZIGHT
GARDENS: 2-storey on 60' x
120', land $14.25M neg.; Kitty
$6M & $14.5M; Cummings St.
$12M; Mc Doom $4.5M
DIAMOND $18M & $4,9M.
ECCLES AA, Anna Catherina
$2.75M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ONE concrete building 47
ft. x 34 ft. with bond attached
- 25 ft. x 25 ft. with inside
bath, very large shop in front,
two bedrooms and kitchen.
Also A 6 KVA dieselgenerator
plant, freezer, TV, etc.
Suitable for business, guest
house, church, etc. Situated
at Monkey Mountain, North
Pakaraimas, just in front of Air
Strip and next to Police
Station. Contact Andy or call
641-1127. 609-8490
THOMAS Street, front two-
storey cottage wood and concrete -
$10.5M neg., South Aubrey Barker
Road, two-storev five-bedroom -
$12.5M neg.. Section K' C/ville
three bedroom, two-storey $20M
neg., TuLcville, two-storey four-
bedroo $5.5M. Melanie Cotla ie
needs repair $2.5M, Non Panel
$6M and others Prces from S5.5M
- $100M. Contact Roberts Realty.
First Federation Life El. I Tel 22)-
7627 Office. 227-.."' Home.
644-2099 Cell.
TODAY". 227-1988, 270-
4470. 623-6431. Non Parel
- $6 M,$8 MI/$10 ,$ 12 M,
Imax Gardens 14M,'
S10Mi$7M, Annindale -
10M!S4M. Courbane Park
- $7M/$12M, Lusignan -
$12Mi$4M, Good Hope -
$26M/$14M/S3 M, Mon
Re pos $9M, Triumph -
$14MIS9M. Success $6M.
Happy Acres $25M/$45M,
Atlantic Gardens $14M
$20M/$25MiS34M. Ole -
235M/$28M/$ S16M /$0M,
Lamaha Gardens $16M,
Prashad Nagar $18M/
S25M, Bel Air Park
$22M/$30M, Kitty $24M/
$9M, Alberttown $15M,
East Street $241M, Sussex
Street (business) $91l,
Friendship. EBD $16M
Parika, Business $130M.
University Gardens;
Turkeyen $80M,r/35M.
Subryanville $27M,
Nandy Park $18M, Eccles
- $30M/$20M/$15M, land
for sale Earl's Court -
$6.8M (120' x 90'), Happy
Acres $9M, Lamaha
Gardens $11M, Prospect
Nagar, Bel Air Park, Queenstown.
Section K, AA Eccles, D'Aguiar
Park, New Providence, Ogle,
Cuummings Lodge, Little
Diamond, Kitty, Liliendaal, etc.
POTENTIAL: Thomas Street -
15,925 sq. ft.. Camp St 7,564
sq. ft., Mc Doom 10,535 sq. ft.,
Goedverwagting 12,075 sq. ft.,
La Penitence Public Road,
Princes St., Sussex St., Grove
Public Road, Regent St., South
Road. Little Diamond, CAMP ST.
Croal St., New Amsterdam,
Brickdam, Eccles Public Rd., UG
Road Cummings Lodge.
LAND: For any type of
application: House lots in prime
areas, wharf age, bond, cattle
ranch, aqua culture, resort, rice
farming Land of Canaan,
Friendship, Linden Highway. TO
LET: We have the perfect flats,
houses and bonds for the middle
income, executives, embassies,
well-secured with most
amenities. Tel. 226-4362/621-
4802 Email:

(7-bed), 3 apts. 3 telephones -
$8M, South Ruimveldt Gdns -
$10M, North Ruinveldt $4 5M,
East La Penitence $4.5M,
Tucville $6M, D'Urban St.
$6NM, Guyhoc Park $7.5M.
D'Aguiar Scheme (Houston) -
$15M, Eccles $5M, $GM, $71M
& (with bath tub & jaccuzzi) -
$15M, Ogle (2-flat) 6-bedroomr
$19M, Success (5-bedroom) 3
apts. $15M, Prospect $7M,
Providence 2-flat (5-bed) -
$10M, Kitty $GM, $7M, $9M &
$10M, Friendship 2-flat (with
business) from road to river -
$12M, Diamond- $3M. LAND
Canal No. 2 $350 000,
Diamond $500 000. Call 231-

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EARTH for sale Delivery
to spot Tel. 626-7127
PUPS for sale Rottweller
mixed with Doberman Rocky -
2 TELEVISION sets, one fndge
and one generator Tel 225-2613.
ROIE'S Fashion 1 week
sale Leotards anr i iligts S800
Tel. # 227-8538
PARTS for twin tub washing
Inachines 1ne\ iTelephone 641-
2026. 227-0060.
1 ROWING machine. 1 pair
speaker boxes, 1 glass case. 1
swing Call 223-1647.
weeks old. Fully vaccinated and
dewormed Tel.223-0754
WARDROBE, dining tables.
doublequeen bed, vanity.
writing desk. telephone 227-
pups. 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
BAR stools, tables. couch,
freezer & speakers with Boxes.
233-6814 or 622-7900.
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060, 641-2026.
CUTE fluffy Dachshund (7
wks. old) pups. dewormed and
vaccinated. Tel. # 226-9548.
18 INCHES Celestion
frontline II speakers, 2800
watts. Tel. 226-2913, 231-
PARTS for the two-door
Cherokee engine and all other
parts. Tel. # 225-5955, 642-4926
ONE complete Fishing
Boat. Measuring 52 ft.
(length) x 8 1 ft. 'width x 5
r/ in. depth. Tel. # 645-
ONE Nissan diesel patrol
Station Wagon Toyota car
AT 140, Honda generator 6
500 watts. Tel. 220-1014.
EARTH for sale. Delivery
on spot. Also excavating,
grading and land leveling.
Tel. 229-2520, 628-3840.
ONE Admiral, no frost, two-
door refrigerator. Like new
Asking $65 000. Call 225-5591.
7-piece dinette set, electric
oven, Fisher double cassette
deck, 1 000 watts, auto
transformer. Tel. 611-3153
1 RZ MINIBUS Lung Base.
BHH series; 1 B 12 Sunniy. EFI
stick gear, fully power with music
and spoiler. Phone 268-3953.

64" PHILIPS TV brand new,
also Bose 321 Series 11 DVD
home entertainment system.
225-2319. 226-4177, 628-9267.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition. Property
at 75E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours.
generator diesel four-cylinder
engine, also Lovson 10 Hp
engine. 628-9267, 225-2319,
LOWEST prices best split
t e air conditioning units. 9000
U 24 000 BTU. Contact 622-
7971, 613-9920.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
riotors, belts, valves, knobs. etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
EARTH also white sand for
sale Contact Mark Anthony
Trucking Service. 265-3113,
266-0394. 610-6686.
ALUMINIUM tray deferential
gear box and other parts. Tel.
260-2882. 628-9136 Gopaul.
EARTH, sand and reef sand,
excavating, grading, leveling of
sand, clearing & laying of pipe
also done. Call 628-3840.
ONE Food Cart, white
pisstic chairs and tables, suites.
couch foot spa, dishes. glasses,
vases, etc Phone 226-0170
COMPUTER, 4-burner. 27
Snarp TL, Magic Chef fridges.
DVD. s'iwing machines, small CD
plver cabinet Contact 645-
337. '225-4929.
STALL for sale. corner spot,
1qood location, Stabroek Market.
Pi ,e i 'i, contactt Tel
. -4. i i 6 19-9972
Ip Lister and one 3.0 Hp Petter
engines. Also large quantity of
Lisler parts Call 226-9810 after
6 pmi
1 2 1/2-TON Hyster forklift. 1
- 50 KVA Perkins generator
,diesel), 1 complete furniture
factor equipment. Contact 614-
6053 or 222-4208.
STEREO Set in parts -
Amp. Deck. CD player,
household items, bed.
wardrobe, freezer Tel. 220-
TOSHIBA Lap top 1.6 Gz.
loads of software ihardi used,
Make offer. 613-8182
SELLING out 3 000 4" blocks
1l1ih quality). Make offer 613-
PURE American Pit Pull
pups (3 months). Contact Imran
- 265-3206, 265-2057. 642-
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats. pumps,
motors, belts. valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
PURE bred Pit Bull male
stud produces excellent line of
Pit Bulls. Also females. Price
neg. 220-0437. 622-2772.
LAND Rover parts. We
specialise in new/ used Land
Rover parts. Check out Rover
World Motor Spares at 356
Cummings St., N/C/Burg. G/
town. Tel. 226-2229.
PURE Bred Doberman pups
- 3 months 3 females (Black &
Tan) & 1 male (Red) Tails
docked G$20 000 each Tel. #
233-5859, 625-6006.
NEW Compaq computer
Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz CPU 80 GR
hard drive 256 memory, DVD RW/
CD RW rom, Fax modem $110
000, Flash drive 256 Mb $4
000, 512 Mb $6 000. Tel. 228-
5168, 622-4174.
HURRY to Sky Universal,
authorised dealer of Phillips Sky
Digital Satellite Dish. For the
best offer, 156 Channels
including pay per view and
audio. Call 227-1151, 231-6093.
1 HONDA Motorcycle 125cc
scrambler $140 000: 1 Toyota
4 x 4 gear box $100 000; 1
gold detector $80 000; 1 2Hp
20v motor $20 000: 1 12v
battery charger. Tel. 663-3120.
Fibreglass pleasure boat with
150 Hp Mercury engine,
excellent condition. Asking
$1.8M. 12 automatic plass'er,
waterels, hardly used $2 400
each. Phone 225-6752 or 623-
5.1 CHANNEL Surround
sound system turns your DVD
player into/HOME THEATRE
ONLY $23 000. Also uniquely
hands free phone with LCD
screen and calculator features.
night light and inuch more $61
000 ONLY APC F .11. L i ck lips
450 and 350VA i *7, 622-

CONTACT 621-2859.
JUST arrived from the UK
are, generators in different sizes,
22RB dragline engine,
transmission and under carriage
parts, Perkins engines 4 & 6
cylinders, 1 400 & 1 500 x 20
tyres, mini excavator and
caterpillar excavator & skid steer.
TK truck Cab & engine, model
M axles, etc. Also (1) 6" dredge
complete, (2) icom radio & (1)
Toyota Hilux E-Cab 4x4 Pick up
in excellent condition. Contact
Tel. 220-2034, Tel./Fax 220-





RUNNER (SR5 SUV). In perfect
working condition, less than 100
000 miles from the vehicle since
new, with all options including
CD Drive. AC & all power
windows. 1 280 SEL
MERCEDES. In perfect running
condition, brand new seats, only
45 000 miles on metre. has 4
brand new tyres, everything
works on this vehicle. 1 JEEP
In perfect running condition. 1 -
BACKHOE In perfect running
condition, brand new cutting
chain 2 285 CFM
attachments, in good running
condition. Detroit diesel engine.
Telephone Number 227-4386 or

Model M truck Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra.
F 150. Tel. 623-5534.
3511. CONTACT. 624-7684.
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548. 629-3996
1 3Y 15-seater bus, BGG
2748. Working condition. Tel.
ONE AT 150 Carina in good
condition $350 000 neg. Tel. #
MERCEDES 200 low
mileage. Immaculate condition.
Tel. 226-9049.
ONE GX 90 Mark 11, fully
loaded. Call 617-2256. 254-
0550, 649-9889
1 3Y minibus. Excellent
working condition $475 000
neg. Call 612-0648.
ONE Nissan Blue Bird in
excellent condition. CD
player. Tel. 233-2574. 609-
1 TACOMA. excellent
condition Price nieootiable.
Tel. 1 233-3702, 64 -4501.
1 CARAVAN minibus in
working condition for sale.
Tel. 22Z0-7252.
FORD tow ti uck needs
minor work $750 000.
Phone 644-8402, 225-2503.
1 RZ minibus BGG
series, very good condition.
Call Victor 228-5651, 642-

ONE Double Cab 4 x 4
Toyota Hilux. Tel. # 226-1629.
1 2-TON Mitsubishi Dyna
Canter, open back good
working. Contact 648-0-150,
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call 225-
DODGE Grand Caravan
(SE) 5-door double air bags,
ike new. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 628-9267
ONE Yamaha R1 in
excellent condition. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. # 614-9644
1 NISSAN B 12 Sunny -
mag rims, spoiler $385 000
neg. Call 270-4266, 662-
ONE AT 170 Carina &
one AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI. fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 64-3821.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192 -
fully powered automatic, AC.
PJ series. Tel. 220-8858, 641-
series, good working condition.
Price 5750 000 neg. Tel. 626-
TOYOTA Dyna 2-ton truck
Toyota Dyna, 1.5-ton truck. 1998
model. Vehicles never registered.
1 SHORT Base Nissan
Canter, HH sees, fully powered.
excellent condition $1.1M neg.
Call 663-8716 Papo.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition
needs body work tape deck.
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus.
BJJ series, diesel, 4 x 4. good
condition S1.4M neg. Call
641-0519, 223-0873 after 7



Tel. 225-5512,


1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina
good condition, stick gear.
AC, fully powered. $77 000
neg. Call 227-1471.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump.
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors. Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891
ONE Nissan Sunny
wagon. mao rims, in working
condition, $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
AT 212 Carina, AT 192 Carina.
AE 100 Corolla, Toyota Ceres.
621-6037. 227-2834.
ONE Toyota Tacoma Extra
Cab Fully powered,
automatic. AC. Call 63-3400.
231-3837, 233-5911.
ONE Honda F 2-600 CBR.
cod condition Price- $400
o00 neg Tel. 256-3215. 641-
AE 110 Corolla PJJ series.
in excellent condition, fully
powered. Call 611-1311, 611-
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tic, 15" mags Excellent loaded, Model C 33, 4-
on $1.2M neg. Tel. cylinder, gear, (PW, PM, PSI.
96. 622-6889. Price ,.- ',all: 223-9021.
6 -6 Cell: i 1 i (Monty).
'OYOTA 3Y minibus, 580 C HYMAC wi .
,excellent condition 580 C HYMACit "" I
00. Contact Rocky tract, 10 tons (3) wheel .. i .
00. 621-5902. tons vibrating roller. All in qood
working conditions. Call 623-
:P 82 4-door Starlet 3404, 22-6708.
tic. AC, mag rims. Price
000 Contact Rocky I DUMP truck, water
00. 621-5902. tender and 330 Tiibehr Jack
;.1.. ill are in good worlkin
E Toyota Carina Wagon ..... ,.., For more information
7 in good working Contact: 264-2946.
i4. M2rims. AC. Tel MW 318i 2-door car,
.44. 62- working condition. Price to go -
EAT 170 Carina PKK $650000. Also Suzuki 4x4 Jeep
immaculate condition. $750 000. 226-4177, 225-
$875 000.Contact Paul 2319, 628-9267.
237 61-9451 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
RZ Long Base, BGG ..il ,,_ LN 170 2L diesel also
hardly used mags, spider, I .. 1997 Pathfinder with
set. Price 81 280 000 4-cvlinder engine. 225-231 9,
ble. Contact 626-9780. 226-4177, 628-9267.
5.__ 1 TOYOTA Townace (12
T 170 TOYOTA Corona seats), minibus, manual, sun
ellent condition, mag roof. excellent condition
fog lamps, original Price $700 000. Contact
Price neg. Telephone Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
22. 5902.
DOUBLE Cab (4-door). small
truck tray, enclosed, new tyres.
34 000 original miles, diesell,
... like new $1.4M neg Tel. 231-
8121, 226-9659.
fi Si.'t : W AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla -
manual, private, CD player
iGi Jii,' JStO 0 Price $500 000 neg. Contact
Rocky -- 225-1400. 621-5902
VEHICLE TOYOTA Sera Sports car-
2-door, 48 000 Km, automatic,
fully powered, PJJ series, AC, CD
layer. Price $1.4M. Contact
Rocky- 225-1400.
INTEGRATED Amplifier 500
watts speakers boxes, with
S. speakers horn tweeters, etc.. one
-.-.. ." .7- 125 G motorcycle. Price
negotiable. 622-0267, 629-
Co 2239.
i2) KAWASAKI Ninjas ZX -
600 at eyes), like new. 1 owner.
Excellent condition, low
mileage. Give away ($475 000).
hirndf rick'uafe Phone 223-1885. 642-3722.
Police Station ONE Nissan Jeep PFF
series, in good condition.
Contact GRPA. 70 Q amina
Street, South Cummingsburg,
.- TGeorgetown. Tel. # 225-3278.
ONE AE 81 Corolla.
automatic, never in hire $525
N 525i Black four-door 000, one Toyota Tacoma, auto.
bag, leather interior, fully powered Both in excellent
nda Delsol Convertible condition. Tel. 270-4465, 642-
r. 628-9267, 226-4177, 6159.
.1 ST 190 Toyota Corona
100 SPRINTER PJJ series). Came in new
tic fully powered $1 Automatic, fully powered.
0 AT 170 Corona AC, mag rims. Price
gear S775 000. Tel. $1.9M. Contact Rock #
. 225-2172. 225-1400 or 621-5902.
NDA Prelude 2-door 1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
:ar, high performance, series), new shocks,
sic. CD changer, mags, automatic, fully powered,
i. 74 SheriffSt. 225- AC, mag rims. Price S1
250 000. Contact Rocky #
'OTA Dyna Truck wide 225-1400 or 621-5902.
wipers, 14B, 2 / tons, 1 NISSAN Pathfinder
ke new. Excellent (Diesel engine). Automatic,
n. Sheriff St. 225-4420 fully powered, mag rims, crash
SR b bar, clean. Price S1.81v.
OOR Truck with 8-feet Contact Rocky # 225-1400
uble wheels, 3Y, AC, 6 or 621-5902.
ce and clean. M ust be .. -- -- - . ....... .
sheriff St. 226-9109. MF 290. M 390, MF 399,
........ .. FIAT 110 580C HYMAC
4 round lights, TEL. 616-9402.
tic A C im m a c u la te -... *~-.
n. line new. 74 Sheriff GMC Tow truck, Suzuki
9109. Samuri, Nissan 720 4 x 4 "as
is". Refuse Compacting truck and
UX Surf 4 x 4 with roof TK Bedford dump truck "as is.
tc. S.16M. Isuzu Call 609-7675. 233-2614. 227-
- S700 0G0) 27-7304, 1894.
0. '1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
3-TON Mitsubishl (immaculate condition)
d Canter truck. Good Automatic, fully powered. AC,
condition $1600 000. mag rims, crash bar. Price -
29-3891. $1.9M. Contact Rocky #
NISSAN 225-1400 or 621-5902.
it working n ii .... 1 EP 71 Toyol.i Starlet
- $450 00. Contact (2-door). Turbo iPGG
225 1400, 621-5902. series), manual. fully
)N Toyota Dyna truck, lowered. rC CD la er
alarr. 4r Prd; s 1 $850 00
15. 4-head lap edge Contact Rocky # 225-1400
ove and tong lane, or 621-5902
ger. Contact #609 o-. 2 ......
e1 AA 60 Toyota Carnna (back
-AT 170 Carin--KK wheel drive). Private, manual,
T P17c0C Cnain fully powered, nima lions,
immaculate condition, excellent condition. rice -
875 000.Contact Paul $525 000. Contact Rocky i
37, 619-9451. 225-1400 or 621-5902.
TOYOTA /'ra Cab ET 176 TOYOTA Corona
(2001 model), first W,lgorn (illIaCulate
lik -lwvi. immaculalt condition) Manual, AC
n ,, '25.8-095. 628- p' wer steelinr. (round hack
ne., ndr ") Pricr: $850
170 TOYOTA Carina CU0. Cro;nac Rocky # 225-
ly powered, AC, music .100 o 621.5902
reasonable. Tel. 648- MAZDA CorveitiblH MX> 5
20 3-755. Miata sporl-; i,-, hard ;ind soft
rToocta HI ,ce RZ top, lo, .. PI''e'
music, ma a 3, Phon 2 27 i's 7,
c', ,ond;'ion 1.4 Ph 2
*.-., c|,.. I c ld'tioil. r- 225-2502
6 or 259-3237. '1 nE Mcrcodr, Betni
"COecial <-'inIrr
,D 15) P' c Up 73 '., i itom' .:
~aod condition r ....; p ,-'ed 26-cylinder. full
a rr nbuiii l'tra/ flair package, and lots uf exh-a
ba u!,le m trsy, o M-' sie have rninor wok. Sold
bg. Ulis, etc, as $1.4M cash. 225-"1503, 225.-
.r. .e. 220-16.... Q-4631.

cylinder sports carl Needs
general work. Sold as is
100 000. P0 hone 6-17-3)000i
.225-4631, 225-2503
TOYOTA Town Ace new
model 8-seatci, 6 Sun
roof. pop up, full ll 1 ht
front an rear, front and
rear AC, clean, clean,
condition. Sheriff St 225-
635 ;



.lttenitio, ve'licle
Ncd a go(tod dletl
foir v0,tor lo1tor
\ chicle cycle'.'
\\ c have rcrady
markets for vott

1 BLACK Toyota Tundr,i
never registered. 20 nag
rims & tyres, crash bar. side
step, side rails, bed line
also imported internal panol
doors. Tel. 220-2470. 624-
6772, 222-5741
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner iV6
left hand driver Enclosed
automatic, fully powered
chrome mag rims, sun roof.
crash bar, side bar. CD pla-er
x4). Price S2 4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 62 -
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
(PHH series) Automatic, full,
powered. AC, mag rims. CD
MP3 player, new shocks. D\VD
immaculate condition Price
S2.4M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-
door) 3 Y engine., 4 \ i
manual, crash" bar, AC, CD
player, cabin carriage.
powered wench. immaculate
condition. Price S1 3
Contact Rocky # ??5-1400
or 621 5902
(3)-wheel roller. vibra:it i 3)-
ton roller, 580c Hymac. .146
Caterpillar (skid sleer). Bob
cat. All in excellent condition
Call 623-3404. 222-6708.
ONE Toyota Sprinter AE
101- manual in excellent
working condition. Fully
leather interior, power seats
fiberglass, door. panel and
back dash. tape deck. etc $1
250 000 neg Tel. 220-9477
1 ENCLOSED Hilux Surf 4 x
4, PGG series, excellent
condition. AC. CD player, mags
crash bar, overhead
hunting lights, 'o lamp :.
neg n contact 621-68P O. 25.1.
HONDA Civic 1999 Modci.
CD .-' I'"ri-. maq ,ims. soOiitr,
44 ( 11, Froii Sinqupoe -
$1 000 000 negotiable (on tih-
wharf). Contact Fazela Auto
Sales -276-0245 p68-4179
2 AT '92 both PHH sern
autom mjte l"" I- I '" >; oI
CD player l [ I ii h i, i (e'
,sh or .. ...I .l -970i ,
023-9972 23 16. Jui,
behind Brickdii Polii,
R7 MIINIBUSES & 2: Cantis
I', I Contact Mr. K ,irh n nri
r |, l 1 n ,Po l lc f t h l 1 <
S;( l ;2 3 / / 1 2 t <,'- 3
:.' seati i m. ill bhu. ve 'y
-,ii,, ehlrl e with mart
ii I ,' .. l si. .itS, rt 22
!)700. r;23-9 ,72, ,!. -2
,Jllst l ihind i-llckd rin P ,'i,,

170 Carin) a-ulotiiltic,. ly
;oad em, lenl C)D plI;v
A..',II <,"/ )00 2.. :",
I ir 2 2i
t -,t ;2, ,, 2 3;(t
-c1 -hli,:. Brick dliii Pol
NIS S- ,
,iodel e I i .; lapi.
player ,mayc rim larmr a I
3or '1 0 .r, -
3 50 '. I ''. .. .i. .. h, ,' i
neq 'ia le C Fazela
Auto SI',s .. V i 6?8-

The vehicles listed here
under aire available "as is
where is" for sale. 1 Land
Rover Discovery 300 TDI, 1
Land Rover Defender 110
TDI. I Chcrokee 1995
Model (Green)c 1 Cherokee
1995 Model (Gold). Contact
Hazeline or endy Tel. No.
Galant Irorm Singapore
Leather seats. CD chanreir.
viper alarm, full flared
niaq inms n'lvri i'l gisteri'd
$ t :.-00 000 .'rf3r ntil0 n li.- in
the wharf). ii fo
someone with dutty free
concession. Contact azela
Auto Sales 276-0245.
DAVID Auto Sales. We
buy and sell used vehicles.
In stock AE 91, AT 170
Corolla and Carina, AE 100
Sprinter and Corona, AT
192 Carina, AT 212 Carina.
SV 40 Camry, AE 210 Long
Base RZ. RAV 4. We locate
at 238 South Road and
Alexander St Tel 227-
1845. Monday -Friday -
229-6253 anytlre. _



2L Turbo automatic
timer, Rancho
1999 model

S31).2 N.I

Tel. 225-5542,


VEHICLES AT 212 Carina,
fully loaded: AT 192, new
model. EFI cat eyes RZ
mini bus KZH 110: 2004
Toyota Taconma new model
RAV 4, Mitsubishi Paiero.
Credit terms and trade in
facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales, 111
Croal St Stabrook. Tel
.'5. 0773, 615-4095.
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
HIACE Super Custom
bus Lexus Version, diesel
b2L engine), automatic,
ual air-conditioner, triple
sun1 roof. electronic blids
auto steering, tilt. crystal
lights execute ie seats: 17"
mnaqs w hec aut start.
alain. systei:i. D\ sound
s stem. Too m i ,h i to
i,.,, $3 9',I. Miercedr
X diesel. iini
S B)l k 6.4M .
Tel. 618-7'564
AF 192 C,',INA fully
.Ri S AE I T 1 -
cF., SV 43 C inirv GX 90.
G\ 1.00. Maik 11. H' onda
C( ',/. RAV .4 t-lLux Surf. 4-
F' n 1un n P ,ithfi nde -
1 1M. To~ota Pickup
g ln. ,, ", 1 -uLI '
i\ 'i I .' rI I ;'tJS
DiES El. ;, 9'. ) $4 5Mi
sul DIESE L ,1 I 97)9
5iiiO.M R: L qI" F I
I 1 0 )JO, B S)norts
and 4-dioor Staril t .'P-
, o r, 1 -dri r S hawn
218 0 4, 0 18 /483
RECENT shipment
fr on Ja aniSinqapore
ota Carina AT 192 -
I la n c e $r 8 '0 T i

c0 00; Tornota N.ZE
1 ', S ,' 0 I ' I
I' S I i n S iie n,' iaul. ,irLr
qur tpl o.: tile i i I
l li Il. II
SJia n.. ii y -1o
a y cI i ll ney!
C., ontac Fa ala Au to
Sales 276- 0?45. 628
417 9
USED vi -iicl(: e S\/V
r nnry/21:" C rrnri 2 1 .
./ i Ira) <'\ l i ,' ('' ., l/n ,
/A! 100 L

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, i t) 1 S o I i I ; i r I I. ; 1 "

i s n Va.i n' e e I i o 1

ceni i n av v
S a naes o 1 C
1 'h i oieK
Sales. tot l131 C. c "

!..INCOLN Town car
(Ford) four-door luxury
Sedan automatic, power
window, locks, digital
dislh, TV and DVD
players, air
conditionin g. Only 47
000 miles. Like new -
S3.9M. Term available.
Phone 647-3000, 225-
2503. 225-4631.
ONE Black Toyota
Truck 4 WD, stick shift (5-
WOplo id) with lairqg tyres and
rms 8' lift kit. air shocks
aiid lots of other
accessories Tel Leonard -
226-6527, 623-7242. First
owner Inspection at the
Tennessee Night Club.
$850 000, AE 100 Sprinter -
S1.3M, AT 192 Carina $1
550 000, AT 212 Carina -
S1.7M. AT 212 Carina S1
750 000. GX 100 Mark 11
S2.5M, Mitsubishi Galant -
S2.4M. Mitsubishi Lancer -
S1.8M, Honda CRV $3.0M,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab diesel 2
L Turbo $3.2M, Toyota
Tacoma 2001 Model S3.8M.
Nissan Pathfinder 2002, fully
loaded $6.5M, Toyota Land
Cruiser VX Limited diesel -
S8 5M. Nissan Frontier Extra
Cab fully loaded $2.9M, RZ
minibus S1.5M, RZ minibus
diesel $2.6M Tel # 225-5512.
647-0856.Tel. 223-6218,!
after 4 pm 231-3690,
Cell 612-4477. Also
Wagon cars.
Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110 EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ES1I 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
R01, 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.
PREMIO 210 Corona
- PHH series. 212 C ....
PHH & PJJ series, %T iJ2
Carina (PGG. PHH, PJJ &
PKK series). AE 100 Corolla
& Sprinter PHH & PJJ
series. Honda Civic PHH
series, AE 110 Corolla &
Sprinter. Marino& Ceres -
PHH & PJJ series,
Mitsubishi Lancer PHH &
PJJ series Camrv SV 40 &
SV 43 PHH & PJJ series,
L-Touring & G-Touring
Wagons PHH & PJJ series,
AT 170 Carina & Corona -
PGG & PHH series, AE 91
Corolla & Sprinter PGG &
PFF series BUSE,' RZ
short and lonq base BHH &
BJJ series (EFI) TownA Ace
& Lite Ace F;. r TiF
Super Ci i .. P .
EFt PI i 1. X4 RL' II JIEF
Hilux Surf open and
enclosed 4 x 4 PcIk up & 2
x4 Pick up, RA\..', FH" &
PJJ series. CR\ -PHH &
PJJ series. Pete's Auto
Sale,'Lot 2 George Stroet,
Werk -en-Rust, Georgetown
(ehlnd Brickdarn
Catlhediral ClIurch, 0 south.
into George Street) Tel..
r 9951. 22-'-5546 231

iC '. IA C COcO! i A v'AGOj
A E I 00. P1!It LI ,-. O'1'"0'.
HI.UX ; N 17 rF1 X fT
HIIIL X Nl I.N ;00 '',
, AR: NISSAN tA, i .
;IN '
l i i i : I
I li'. i l 4 ,

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A ,. r*I -

STRETCH Limousine,
White (Largest in country).
seats up to 16 persons.
equipped with 4 TV
screens DVD sound
system. Fully powered, too
much to mention. Contact
Exotic Rentals 68 Robb
St Lacytown G/t. Tel.
227-7677, 647- 000 Mr
1 TOYOTA Tacoma
1999 model), Extra Cab,
GHH series). Automatic
fully powered, AC, may
rims, bed liner, crystal
light, hardly used, new
front. Price S2 7M.
Contact Rocky- # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.

|mt I

Thl pIlace ou need
to bie wlhen


Please contact us ai
Lot 10-10 hadfield Street
Just behind Brickdam
Police Station

HIRE car Drivers (24 hrs).
Contact Tel. 227-0018.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
40-50 years. Telephone
CONTRACT cars and
dispatchers. Call Pacesetters
Taxi Service 223-7909.

Apply in person to

27 Lama Ave Bel Air Park
(nexti :i the Chroniclre

paying $250 and up per BM.
Call 261-3055.
OME mature taxi Driver.
Must be honest and reliable.
Call 618-8295.
\Vaitress to work in Bar
Attractive ,alarv. Contact 259-
and one Cleaner. Call 226-
7227, 663-9603. 612-1488.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198.
2 WAITRESSES. Apply to
Bibi Jameel's, 14 ryheid's :Lst
Public Rd., ECD. Call 220-
SPINDLE Turners 4 x 4 x
48 $500 each. 2 x 2 x 30-
$120 each. Call 261-3055.
Ogle area. Tel. 623-2114 or
1 H'\NDYBOY. 1 Cook.
Shop Assistant Arply 353 Eai
St opposite G own i :tii
EXP-.,;IENC.LD Cc,,ter
'Clerk Apply 'vitli wiitti n
applirationi l to H1,-" .is GeoneIi
Sto..? i. i-' ,e:'l .,id, Bo, ''a
T '', e' e1 Cook. two
expelt'e' > rF -odl Attindan;n- with
ffuu H.iundio ;. -0

ON! S,' nirl !.
CIl ,. 'r I l ; A e '18 ';
IMls i' i' s. ;ni ,ind ftiendlv

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006

Creole. preferably male and
House Cleaner to I
Georgetown. Tel.
ONE Geneial Domestic.
Apply at 297 B Thomas St.,
South Cu...... tIl-i1 House
behind : i -. .r. Ask for
Alana. C, ,i -
MEN to do delivery
service for a restaurant. Must
own a motorcycle. Apply in
person to 53 David St litty
MANAGER witi hotel &
night club management 1
experience to work at an outi
of town hotel. Call 62G-6000


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EXPERIENCEa cetylene
a setting welders and i odV
.I .... Contact M1 Il,
II .... a, i! 70 S 'co Ii i
,c Ii I I

LABOURERS to \voik it I.
4Rt' SSOe 1u.v l; i I ) O11 1 i
EC D popos ite t men's
.11 , ,, ,t ,

,inils b,!s:ness
b s .. .. .148
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SUPPLY o o roofing materlls.
Delivery 4 6 weeks to Plin
Veosailles, WVV ,Mateoiil type
icetnillwe(art ol corII'I ll'le I lB 00)
Bl1 S5'0iwn l0nilr I ;00 ) i.,1
dchi st t (Itl`lll ~l r ';" r. .1II1 ~l
wolkr'is forernen t Conltact -Roariir.a
lust 11 ',C,, I , P in

UK BA~^ .., ... Is
i . i Ma Must have
ei'x ) M(11 it 'o in 1 ily e
i '.e C(']'l .' I ;.il etc l ll I 'e
[in 'lv' mti ii I i 1 1i n Iti ill l i

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I Reututrs) Soul
chancel s of( qualil'
2008 A\lricaii Nali
nals N ill take
niosedi il' thei l
hlia lod iN.

(10 H\\tl id 11 Cup
;xt lls I liuind t CIro
1 l ie ll lt iih ir '

.ii' ., til
Cosmy ri.

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;otii h \lfr'cn i.

RAC \i4
tet, '

leeson o 22l taking place this weekend
in thle second round o'f iluIahfi-
I(;, SA cil. The 12 riioup \winners ad-
lh Africa's \vance o Ilhc finals in (lGhana.
Nii, for tihe plus t ile i lhre I hesl second-place
ions ( up fi- teLaills.
;i "eriousl F I 'riner Bra/il coach Cairlo'
ois' in ilat- Albcrto I'iarrciira. who lakes
chiarce, of' Souith Africa curly
.' i nc\t \tLca' \11'i accompany \ lthe
hi lI\ c silc to Zambia.
ip i is South Africa were lield to
a 0-0 honie dr;-aw by Conto in
their o)eningi qualifier :ast
.i t t.' monel!t whilee Zambia w\on 2-
') in Chadl.
Ii f 1 1r ai rs o- r l ",,
S li;.,l \ \ 7,lic 11. \ illthutl snker
j/ 7, I'canii \l(';itllh\. \\oho reiccted
i W T l' i, l lroitll c Hi akTer
Sq1ad1an "-nn
\lt', h1i \\ho hlias sc
i Q : \t. r \ i iti lNt'.iilasli I'. i'ii "

il i r ii 1 1Ci. rr 1it r
AIi- I iirc' \ni lii aicrl t in i-
ke l'ilt I i ii ici: i p la it i is

iuaiIoI f a I ,Ima 1) because iii
1i li ha aiN lali l iii

i itie ci!) \ mi-ll nia iBielefeld does
ti "it "alil hiinl to pla .

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.'h, n l ed a si.mhnit h i t

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nit \ \,' t'Oi the ,,kc? ,' {1,

crowd." said nidfieldcr Andre.
Togo arc hoping to persuade
Arsenal striker Emmanuel
Adebayor to recommit to the
national side after he refused to
play against Benin last mon th in
the ongoing row Iover World
Cup honus payments.
The 'Togolese travel to Ml:!i
for a tough Group Oin c qali
fier on Sunday.
Tunisia will be without in-
jured Brazilian-born strike
Francileudo idos Santo ; 01
tomorrow\ '" Group I-our meet-
ing Y ith Sudan in Tunis.
IvoryC Coast. under ne'
(;erman coah UIii Stielikt
entertain Gahon in (Groni
One on Sulllda\.
Sti'like has already mnia
;an impact !h omiittini Piri
St G eritiain strike
Iolnai tlllture Kaiou. a fo_,ie-
captain of the I olrianis.
i! is the till' co m pell i\(
'ailte !or l\ i'. Ctasi si i c I, ,!.Ce
opcm11ni -rc- i'" n-,1 11n) 1atlionll h111,
',' t U p iinll'-.
!: oorlri c.haimp onl
Cmii eroon iand Nigeriia i:c
triek\ lies tils we cekeno gains
littlc-knoi\\nIi positiono.
i ici'i' l. i\\ ih t i; 'rc
sinker S'L u Iel I to' tnos ),! uia
\\Nlvh \, e'eri,] iit,\ el io l., srihr

m a" '': 0 r ' iT c o r
S a o I, lie g'ni
i, ,,a i 'aeri t a:i:ls." mir
.;'s'ttIO C 0.!oac1h -',ite
t iiultpi. "'e1 .rt' Li i;
p)lll ofl a s,,ho ."

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town. .
E X P ER 1 E N C '
Bartend r a d
Waitress An-l- in neRs. ,

SEMi-skilled. joiner, spra
painter, apprentice good pay
Call 233-2770.
chain sawn or mill cut, iovndl
quality. Sizes: 1" 2" x --
x 6ft. and up. Quantity 10.000
BM Tel. # 625-3116.
BETWEEN 17 & 22 YRS.
LUMBER chain sawn, or mill
cut good quality. Size squares
5" x 5". 3' x 3', 2" x 6'. etc.
Continuous orders Tel. 625-
TUTORS for English,
Remedial reading classes.
etc Courses offered Spanish,
i:'-tronics. Weldinga.
Refrigeration, Cal
Annmarie 275-0719.
CARPENTER with own
tools to effect basic
maintenance work. Apply 68
Robb St, Lacytown. Guyana
Variety Store ut Centre Ask
for Johnny.
WHOLE Day Domestic to
--.... k in
work 3 .- 6 days pda ......
small home. in downtown
Georgetown. Good salary
Pr.nfprred married person.
Call 223-1647.




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

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases. # 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 stoel rake Call Tel.
1 LITTLE Giant dragline
Swith^ in' 1 48" x36"
with i v.,,,
pitc propeller. (1) 30/ u0. .
13 ft6 ins. propeller shaft; 1 -
Perkins marine with
tranismissioh. 1 Bedford
engine block with standard
crank shaft and head: all
cutting torch, one complete
... ,lrinq set; one
--.r i.

71 GM engine i .


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

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main and Kinq Streets.
NA Tel: 333-2880 Gift
Flower and Souvl v r
Shop Main & Vryheid
Streets # 333-3927

Store, panel doors, cupboard
doors, windows and
mouldings. Pitt Street &
Republic Road, N/A. Tel 333-

1- GOING business
place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-
,-red beautifullv tiled
office 30tt x .. i
bedroorn house fully
riled in N/A.Call 333-
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes -
located in Coburg street
Inext to Poice
Headquarters s eCal6
-- Teleu 8-6634
Telepnuo ..

S' i I, o th e !i- -l, l, \ '
;tour s .I;d "i\t oil .' urs-

da\ right iN the Brmuda

Cricket Board w\as fast Iioler
ieorg'e 'lT rieii. .r.
a t riaen, lYBI-itel l e.iein g
\\ic ke-lakcr in ihe riunplihant
\Americas Challpionship caim-
paign iln Auglust. has heen sul-
fering from a hanmstrinlg injury
since retuingl from Callada and
has not recovered sulfTicienilv.
National coach Gus Logic
criticized the highly-rated
youngster lor his "slowness" in
gecling the in ju ry properly dealt
with. as well Iis "casual" efforts
at getting himself in the appro-
priate shape to play interna-
(ional cricket.
On the captaincy Irmil, Clay
Smilh ias b en named skipper for
tihe w\o loirn-day Intercontinenltal
('up games against Kenya and
I lolland in Nairobi anmid Preoria.
Worries over Smitlh's iltjured
knee micants he will not play in
;ll o(f Itie scheduled one-day
gaiies, leaving Irving Romainie
he in charge in
to collilluit :, I,'
lial forl of Iolie game.
"We're still not 100 per cent
happy that Clay's knee is fully
recovered so we decided that
splitting the captaincy was the
h",t option in the circum-

(From iJock page)
tin1g', rein11. Ibreakiln his record in the process.
'ieirn thiien broke his' on\\I riecrrd anld vnent for the overa
lap r-ccor' set Na bItack in tile 70s by an nirltiguiiai in a Foi
uill(a 2 car. to now clock 35.62 seconds.
c ha has been burning utp llte Bushy Park course1 in BaHrados, s
ttmuch 1so that lie created hated ri alr\ \\ith Barbadian Mar
Malon\ev \\hio will also be on show at South Dakota on Octob
So. great rivahly will be the order in Group 3. Somirnerbell an
King. Vicira and King. anid Malone\ and Vicira.
\nd ihai is just for Group 3 races. There \\ill be lhe rielurn i
Ihle Big Bilkes'. itll Canadian Kev in Giraham and his teani.
ITher e w\\ill also be more drivers and riders from lthe US.
Canlada. Jamaica. Barbados. Trinidad & Tobago. and of course hos
October 29 should be one hot affair, as the organizers a
tempt to avoid the rain that is expected with the moon on tl
first weekend in November, hence the change.

Moore returns today..

(From back page)

ration and WBO champion
Gairy St Clair.
Hloward battled with 'Hur-
ricane' hlugo Lewis to a draw
on the Terrenee Alli/Andrew'
'Sixhead' Lewis card at the
GCC ground. Bourda, back in
September, 1996. though he
bowed to (the 'Hurricane' in the
oilher two encounters. lle came
lhroughlithre ranks, even meeting
thle renowned Michael Parris
along lite ;,;,'.
In the undercard, the un-
defeated Lennox Alleyne,
who went to Australia for
about two fights, will be coim-
ing up against Winston

Pompey in a middleweig
scrap, while Leon Gilkes ai
Mitchell Rogers will have
rematch over six rounds
the heavyweight division.
The two clashed on tl
'Sixhead' Lewis/'Deadly' Den
Dallon card in April and Rogt
calmle out victorious. with Gilk
calling for a rematch.
In the fcntale corner. Pauli
London, sister of world chat
pion Pamela London, will
coming up against Veroni
'r!his will be the fir
G(BBC card for the year a
the second promotion for t
year, the other being I
'Sixhead'. (Isaiah Chappel

stances." Logie saia.


South Africa must avoid

defeat in Nations Cup


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006_ z.

Corrales loses title on scales, fight goes ahead ema

By Kieran Mulvaney
LAS VEGAS, USA (Reuters)
- Diego Corrales lost his
World Boxing Council light-
weight title on Friday, a day
before he was due to step into
the ring to defend it, after
failing to make the weight for
his showdown with Joel
While the fight still went
ahead, under WBC rules
Corrales could not have won the
title back even if he had beaten
Cuban-born Casamayor yester-
day. Casamayor, however, will
be champion if he won.
Corrales's trainer Joe Goossen
told reporters his fighter had not
eaten anything in three days.
"We got down to 142
(pounds) 10, 11 days before,"
he said.
"Starting with Monday,
all he's had to eat was a tin
of tuna and a salad."
Corrales was fined $240
000, 20 percent of his $1.2
million purse, by the Nevada
State Athletic Commission.
Half of that fine will be paid
to Casamayor.
The Corrales camp also
agreed to pay financial compen-
sation to Casamayor. though
terms of that deal were not dis-
Corrales tipped the scales at
139.5 pounds, four and a half
pounds above the lightweight
limit, at the official weigh-in,
while Casamayor came in right
on the limit of 135 pounds.
After two hours of trying
to sweat off the additional
weight, Corrales was able to

their fighter will be allowed to
weigh more than 147 pounds at
a second weigh-in at midday
Lightweight boxers fre-
quently gained 12 pounds or
more between weighing in and
fighting after they have eaten
and rehydrated.
"I actually worked myself to
the point where I almost fainted
twice, and Joe (Goossen) had to
pretty much walk me out of the
gym," said Corrales, who re-
jected talk that the attempt to

make weight made it too dan-
gerous for him to fight yester-
"Safety is not the relevant
issue," said Corrales. "My job
is to fight. My safety is second-
ary to my job.
"If I were to ever hurt my-
self, or remove myself from my
family's life, because of the job
I have, that's the price I'm go-
ing to pay."
Ironically. Corrales was in
Casamayor's position twice in
the past year.

Last October, his opponent
Jose Luis Castillo also failed to
make weight, but the fight went
ahead after a deal similar to that
reached between Corrales and
When Castillo again failed
to make weight for another
scheduled bout between the
two in May, the fight was can-
celled amid much acrimony.
The Nevada Commission
fined Castillo $250 000 and
suspended his licence to box
for the rest of the year.

E ~e -/ o/ !
OSWALD GILL aka REDS formerly of 53 Wismar
Housing Scheme, Linden
Sunrise:April 12, 1956
Sunset: September 12, 2006
, Age:50
The family of the late OSWALD GILL also known as
r "REDS" wishes to thank all those who sympathised and
Supported us during ourtime of sorrow.
We sincerely appreciate all your prayers, visits, telephone
calls, cards, floral tributes, words of comfort and everything
you did.
Inserted by his loving brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law.
brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces.
great nephews, relatives and friends.
Sleep on "Reds" You are in your Lord's care.
7 j LVa t Aoul frA.e A fit zeaec

lose only a half pound.
Following talks between *
the two camps. the fight pro-
ceeded with the agreement nei-

cpc- yn Ilemoria

semis and In loving memory of our dearly
beloved father, son and brother ;
PHILLIPS of Arakaka, North
West District and 147 Durbana
Sa urd y Square, Lamaha Gardens
THE long-awaited softball Georgetown who died on
cricket semi-finals and final, October 9, 1997

under the auspices of the
Guyana Floodlight Cricket
Association (GFCA), will be
played next Saturday at the
Banks DIH Thirst Park
ground and much entertain-
ment is expected when the
four teams converge to do
battle for supremacy.
The first semi-final is
scheduled to commence at 17:00
h with Georgetown favourites
Campbellville colliding with
Ryan XI of West Coast
Demerara. while in the second
encounter Scotshuro of Berbice
will challenge Success XI of East
Coast Demerara.
The final will he played
the same night following the
conclusion of the two semis.
Each game will be contested
in a 15-over-per-siie.
Players from holh teams, inl
ihc linal will wear medals spon-
suLcd I". l'rophy Still ol
BolurdaI M.1irkcl whilIe tlc 'A\inl
Il i l ophyi is plrisc nlc.d w\lli
the coimplimninls oi Mike s
Phi rirlacv. T!he.' 'll]]lcl'-np will
('t lliccl ;t 1 ' p !',ir l byr
,\nel linitrprise.
The iii;man-of-the-imatch
trfophi y iltbIjr thine nainit of,
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dren Mark, .J
and Linda
s, cousins, ,

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(October 5, 1913.
October 8, 2004)
Founder of Nagasar Sawh Ltd.
Sadly and dearly missed
A memorial to my loving husband
Our affectionate and caring father, grand father
and great grand father who was called to the
great beyond two years ago. A pioneer in the
Sawmilling and Logging Industry and Producer
of Tapered Wallaba Shingles.
A caring employer and patriot who served his
country with pride and optimism. Equally
missed by all his friends, co-workers and

Inserted by his loving wife Jaiput, children,
grandchildren and great grand children.

5In JFJhiortamj
In loving and cherished
memories of our beloved one
Clonbrook, ECD. who
Departed this life on
October 7. 2002.

Just a thought of sweet
Just a memory sad and
Just the love and sweet
Of those who think of you
You're not forgotten.
father dear
Nor ever shall you be
As long as life and memory last
We shall remember thee
We think of you in silence
No eyes can see us weep
But still within ouraching hea is
Your memory we keep
Someday we hope to meet yo
Someday we know not when
We shall meet in a better land
And never part again
0 how patient in thy suffering
When no hand could give
thooc ase
God. the holpor ofthe helpless,
Saw thy pain and gave thee i ,,
A million times we'il miss you
A million times we II ciy
If tove cou ild have saved yo),
Yoiu ite\er would have died
It broke loii, r t ls to lose' '(i
But iou did not !o along
Fo rpailt ofus ,wnt with lyou
rhe day God tool, you honlim


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Sadly mlissod
witO Lynetto.
iand Ricky, g p .
othersr, sist
ilatives and fii

* Ii

It has been nine years now
since God called you home to
A thousand wishes can't bring
you back, we know because
we've tried
Neither can a millions tears, we
A know because we've cried

We wish your absence was
just a dream
But your memories are of gold
. For today, tomorrow and
We miss and will always love

Sadly missed by his wife Suzette, child
Kathleen and Tiffany. Parents Bryan
Phillips, brothers and sister, uncles, aunts
Rodrigues family and other friends.

. loving
o Indir;
1 ildren



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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 8, 2006


Albion favoured in today's

Neal and Massy final

By Vemen Walter

IT was in 1995, in the S.N.
Singh 40- overs competition
when a team from Essequibo
last defeated a Berbice team
in a national first division
cricket final.
On that occasion. North
Essequibo upset Albion in an
exciting match, played at the
world-famous GCC ground,
Eleven years later, Bourda
is again the venue and it's the
same national 40-over competi-

tion, though under a new spon-
sor that Albion once again come
up against opponents from the
Cinderella County this time
it is South Essequibo in the
2006 Neal and Massy final to-
Being the underdogs, as
was the case with North
Essequibo, South Essequibo will
be hoping to emulate their fel-
low Essequibians by creating
another major upset in
Guyana's cricket. However,
they could have their work cut
out against an Albion team brim-
ming with confidence.
Hunting for their fourth
title at this level, following

triumphs in the 1985 Bristol
Cup, 2001 Suni Burst Orange
Juice and 2005 Baron Foods
tournaments, the Berbicians,
fresh front their thrilling six-
run victory over D)enerrar
Cricket Club (DCC) in last
week's second semi-final at
Everest, have only been
beaten once in a 40- or 50-
over match within the past
twelve months.
That shocking defeat was
against West Berbice a few
weeks ago. in the Neal and
Massy Berbice Lone final at
Boasting a lineup that in-
cludes \Vest Indies plaCyers
Sewnarinc Chattergoon and
Narsin gh Deonarine tgethel
w ith (Guisana's T'venlts\20) bats-
man Imran Khan and a number
of olher current and former
Berbice senior inter-counl\ and
Guvana Under-19) cricketers.
Albion possesses a good all-
round team. with a nice blend
of youth and experience.
Middle-ordecr batsman
Deonarine. with four Test
matches and an equal amount of
ODIs under his belt, along with
opener Chattergoon who repre-
sented the West Indies in three
ODIs earlier this year. could
make life difficult for the South
Essequibo on what should be a
batsman-frienidly Bourda track.
Khan. Shastri Persaud.
Suraj Sahadeo, Johnathan
Foo and the in-form Ranga
Lachigadu will lend support
as the Corentyne team. like
in the match versus ICC.
will again be without the ser-
vices of all-rounder
Ramnarine Chattergoon,
who is unavailable due to
cricketing commitments with
the University of the West

Indies, Cave Hill Campus in
Albion's I o\ling will he led
by skipper Orvin Mangrn with
fellow off-spinner Deonarine,
left-arnn spinner Vc.erasallnunyl
Perimaul and leg-spinners
Davendra Bishoo and
Chattergoon, playing pivotal
Medium pacer Doodnauth
Lalbeharry will pro\ ide backup.
On the other hand. South
Elssequibo, buoyed by their \ic-

years and with the likes of Ravi
Behairy. Norman Fredericks,
Kuminar Dass. Patrick Rooplall
and Devanand Madhoo at their
disposal. tiley are capable of
surprising the Albion bowlers.
Their hbo\ling \will be spear-
headed by medium pacers
Mortimer Miller. Hlusbard Tho-
nias and Chanderdat Jairamn.
Seepcrsaud. with his left-arm
spin. off-spinner Rooplall and
Fredericks with leg-spin will

take care of the spin Depart-
Play starts at 10:00 h
with umpires Eddie Nicholls
and Clyde Duncan. Colin
Alfred is the standby.
Teams: South Essequibo
- Beesham Seepersaud (cap-
tain), Ravi Beharry. Norman
Fredericks. Kumar Dass,
Patrick Rooplall. Jewan
Singh. Devanand Madho,
Chanderdat Jairam, Mortimer

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Miller, Husbard Thomas,
Deolall Rooplall, Horatio
Paul and Shanon Jagmohan.
Linden Daniels is the man-
Albion: Orvin Mangru
(captain), Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Shastri
Persaud, Narsingh
Deonarine, Ranga Lachigadu,
Imran Khan, Suraj Sahadeo,
Johnathan Foo, Doodnauth
Lalbeharry, Davendra Bishoo,
Veerasammy Permaul,
Leyland Edwards, Manoj
Pooranauth and Hemant
Rabindrandat. The manager
is Dhanpaul Sahadeo.

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tory over Berbice champions
West Berbice in their seni-final
encounter, have easily been the
most impressive I:.sseqiuibo ta't.ii
of late.
Added to that, their domi-
inance in the Esseqluibo Busta
Cricket Festival is also a tes-
timony of their ability and
cannot he written off easily.
Although, losing four of
their promising \ounig players.
Parmiesh\l ar Neel. Ro\ slon
Alkiins, Dillon lleyliger and
Norwavne Fredelicks. all doing
duties with the I-ssequlho UIn-
der-17 team in the CLI('O UIn-
der-17 Inter-counil\ tournaimenilt
Fssequibo team still possesses
a formidable line-up with vet-
eran Beesham Seepersaud at the
Seepersaud. a former
Guvana youth player have delm-
onstlrated his \er.atlilil\ 1 o ci ic

Tharanga spurs Sri Lanka to

victory with sparkling 105

By Geetinder Garewal

NIOHAI., India. (Reuters) -
Young opener Upul Tharanga
struck a sparkling 105 to spur
Sri Lanka to a 37-run victory
over Bangladesh in the open-
ing Champions Trophy quali-
fier yesterday.
The 21 -year-old left-hander
notched up his fifth triple-fig-
ure knock ill only his 30th gamile
to anchor his I'e:ni to 302 for
eight after they \were asked to
bat first.
Bangladesh made a fighting
265 for nine in reply, although
thc\ never threatened Sri Lanka
after managing just 201 runs inl
the first 10 overs.
Tharainaga hit 11 fours and a
six frotm 129) balls and raised
four fifl partnerships to give
Sri Lanka momentum in the
middle o\vers.
The elegant batsman
scored 347 runs with two hun-
dreds in the 5-0 drubbing of
hosts England in June and
July after coming into the top
order in the absence of
former captain Marvan

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Tharanga drove elegantly
for many of his boundaries
and lofted a straight six
against left-arm spinner
Abdur Razzak. He was
clean-bo\wled giving pacer
Mashrafe Mortaza the charge


in the 43rd over.
1ie put on (67 for the first
\\i cket \ lth the cxperijenced
Sainath Ja.yasuriyi (31). 63 each
for tfle second anLd third \\ ick-
ct s s\\ith skipper Mahela
Jl a;l\\s rlldee aind K'umar
Saniakkara (22) riepec!\'ely
aild 1 lor the fourth i\\tCkct

SRI LANKA innings
U. Tharanga b Mortaza 105
S. Jayasuriya Ibw b Rasel 31
UR. J.yawardene c A. Ahmed
h Rnzzan: 35
K. Siangonyla. c MMoi taza
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with Atapattu.
Atapattu (40) showed
he had not lost his touch
despite returning from a
six-month injury layoff
while Jayawardene's 35
was filled with audacious
Bangladesh dug in
for the full quota of
S overs against a team
they beat for the first
time in February.
S However. only
left-hander Saqibul
Hasan passed fifty.
top-scoring with an
unbeaten 67. as Sri
Lankan bowlers
chipped away at the
other end.
Pacenan Farveez
S Maharoof struck vital
blows to finish with
three for 47 after dis-
missing the solid
Aftab Ahmed (33)
and skipper Habibul
Bashar (0) in one over.
Wicketkeeper Kumar
Sangakkara claimed
four dismissals.
Sri Lanka. joint winners in
2002. and defending champions
\est Indies are favoured to go
through to the eight-team main
round from the ]qu 1 ii ing
West Indies play Zinmba-
Ie in Alnnedabad today .

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b D. Fernando 18
A. Ahmed c Sangakkara
b 'Maharoof 33
S. Hasan not out 67
H. Bashar c M. Jayawardene
b 1a1iihnrcof 0
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G n Io aoI h

Rise to the occasion and support our national team

By Allan La Rose

THERE has never been a
prouder era in Guyana's foot-
ball history than this current
moment we are savouring.
After eleven consecutive in-
ternational engagements over a
19-month period, the Guyana
senior national footballers are
yet to be beaten. This remark-
able continuous achievement
reached heights of invincibility
and authority in the last five
outings, as all five countries
were denied one goal while the
'Golden Boys' hammered in
In fact, the Guyanese

have not conceded a goal in
their last 470 minutes of in-
ternational football. No other
Caribbean country can boast
of such a record at this time.
Their excellent performance,
executed in Curacao last month
where they swept aside
Suriname, Grenada and the host
country in their Digicel prelimi-
nary group matches with eleven
unanswered goals, is unmatched
in the history of Guyana's foot-
ball and could best be described
as 'Mission Demolition'.
No one within the football
fraternity would disagree that
the current crop of footballers
representing this country have

done us proud as a nation and
brought us respectability like
never before, yet enough recog-
nition at home is not being given
to them for their excellent per-
formances. In the interim, ho\w-
ever, the world governing body
for the sport FIFA has re-
warded the continuous success
with the country's highest rank-
ing ever.
The journey to Carib-
bean football stardom has
only just begun and for the
hope, energy and confidence
of the team to continue in
this vein a wholesome na-
tional commitment, which
could adequately prepare the

Underpaid and underestimated

Dover delivers

WAYNE Dover is a fighter.
He has been that all his life.
Since his days growing up in
the tough Leopold Street, Do-
ver found himself engaged in
not only physical fights but
also battles to stay on the
right side.
Today he is living proof that
youths are leaders of today
rather than tomorrow. At age
32 'Wiggy' is already Guyana's
youngest and most successful
national football coach, having
secured eight victories and one
draw in the nine international
matches where he has been at
the helm.
If someone were to line up
Earl O'Neil, Ashton Taylor.
Derek 'Slight' Whyte. Desmond
Alfred, Lennox 'Cross Eye'
Arthur and the rest, none would
be able to match the winning
streak of the fellow now being
referred to as the 'Man with the
Golden Touch'.
Since he turned to coach-
ing in 1999 the dreadlocked
Dover has been breaking
records and turning into gold
everything that he touches.

national IooIuall coacn
Wayne Dover.

He was only 26 years old
when be stopped playing as a
defender for Beacon Football
Club and became its coach.
"I will say that I have had
successes while being a national
coach but I was not the only
one involved," a humble Dover
said in a recent interview.
"Guyana has some special play-
ers. The fact that we have many
players participating in profes-
sional leagues overseas has
made quite a difference," the na-
tional coach stated.
"The exposure that these
players have gotten has helped
in making my job a little easier."

Dover was the understudy of
Brazilian Technical Director
Nieder Dos Santos and was ap-
pointed national coach in Feb-
ruary 2005.
The bold appointment by
the Guyana Football Federa-
tion raised eyebrows in sev-
eral sections but Dover has
worked tirelessly to prove
that the GFF had made the
right choice even though his
salary was less than 100th of
Dos Santos'.
Early last year, in his first
outing as national coach he drew
3-3 with Barbados. Over the
years Guyana had been soaking
up blows from the Land of the
Flying Fish and the draw was a
welcome result.
When the GFF introduced
its Exposure Programme late
last year Dominica was the first
team to visit. Guyana won both
matches of the friendly series.
The victories allowed Guyana
to make an unprecedented 14-
place jump in the FIFA rankings.
Due to a rotation
programme implemented by the
GFF, Paul James was named na-
tional coach for the series
against Antigua played early in
However, Dover was back
at the helm for another two-
match friendly series against St
Lucia which Guyana won. His
Cinderella run did not stop
there. He edged out Barbados 1-
0 in Barbados early last month
in a friendly warm-up for the
Digicel Cup.
Leading a team that in-
cluded more than nine over-
seas-based pro-league play-
ers, Dover headed to Curacao
to participate in the Digicel
Cup. In their first encounter
Guyana hammered nemesis
Suriname 5-0.
It was the most severe
whipping in recent history that
Suriname had taken ifrom
Guyana at the senior national
level. The Netherlands Antilles
received the same Ihuiliation as
Suriname, as they too were
humbled 5-0 by the team that
international recording star
Eddie Grant had proposed to al-
low the use of the Rinngban g
Dover's most cherished vic-
tory was the 1-0 over Grenada
that gave Guyana a clean sweep
of its group. It was another
record for the young and enter-

prising coach.
In the 2004 World Cup
qualifiers Grenada had ham-
mered Guyana 5-0 at their na-
tional stadium. Dover was on
the bench as Dos Santos' assis-
tant then. Eddie Grant too was
on hand to witness the huge de-
feat. The Grenadians then trav-
elled here for the return match
and whipped Guyana.
So for Dover, a father of
two, the 1-0 victory was sweet
revenge. "After suffering two
heavy defeats to Grenada the
margin of our victory didn't
mean anything. Once we won
the game that was it."
The victories in the Digicel
Cup has not only inspired the
coach and the players but has
re-ignited a national passion for
football, not seen since the days
of Patrick 'Labba' Barton. Keith
'Wiler' Niles. CIlde O()iler
Watson. D)enil 'llunkv B.rai'n
Tlholmplson andl ollhir.
"Trying to keep our \\in-
ning streak intact is a umotiva-
tion. It makes nmc want to carr\
on and do well." said Dover,. the
holder of a B licence. To
supplement his meagre income
Dover accepted an offer to
double as Alpha United's coach
in June of this year.
Alpha United are now un-
defeated in seven games in
the Premier League. another
testimony to Dover's Midas
touch. In an invited coim-
ment, president of Alpha
United, Odinga Lumunba,
declared that as a national
coach. Dover is underpaid
and underestimated.
"Outside of cricket Dover is
probably the most successful
national coach. Yet he doesn't
have a regular job and a house.
His income is inadequate,"
Lumumba said.
"With our limited resources,
we at Alpha United are giving
him what we can. IHowever. I
think the GFF and the National
Sports (Comllllliion should con-
silder proviing himl '\ illl st m i,,
additii a cl i income ." l.AlntiltihbI
Dover, married for six
years, would not romnentel oni
the size of his salary. IIe con-
tended Ihat as a true patriot
he is putting Guyana first.
"Guyana's football has been
blowing in the wind flor ltoo
long. If' I can make a contri-
bution to bringing about a
change I will. It doesn't mat-
ter what time or place, I am

team, is needed.
I have been privileged to ex-
perience what was demanded of
sister Caricom States. Jamaica
and Trinidad and Tobago to
firstly,. dominate Caribbean foot-
ball and secondly, qualify for a

World Cup finals.
In both countries, whenever
the teams played at their re-
spective homes the stadiums
were full and the fan support
was overwhelming. The media
and business were always very
much involved so that the suc-
cessful marketing and financing
of the teams were realized. It
was a total national involve-
The success of the National
teams created an air of National

unity and harmony for the Rise to the occasion and
people, support the National football
This present national foot- team in whatever way you can
ball team has the potential to as the 'Journey to Victory' con-
become Kings of Caribbean tinues.
football next year February. Note: The full squad that
Though it might sound over- represented the country in
ambitious or farfetched it is a Curacao reads: Charles Pol-
destiny that could be reached. lard (captain), Howard Lowe,
According to Technical Director Walter Moore, Leslie
Jamal Shabaaz, "Guyana is the Holligan, Kayode McKinnon,
sleeping giant of Caribbean foot- Carey Harris, Gregory
ball." Richardson, Nigel
Are we on the verge of ris- Codrington, Randolph
ing out of our slumber and Jerome, Anthony Abrams,
claiming our rightful position in Shawn Bishop, Neil
Caribbean football? Hernandez, Errick Williams,
We have just over a month Konata Mannings, Dirk Ar-
to prepare for the Digicel Car- cher, Orlando Gilgeous, An-
ibbean Cup semi-final round to drew Durant and Richard
be staged right here in Guyana. Reynolds.
Interestingly, our three oppo- Officials: Manager
nents in the group Aubrey Hutson, Technical
Guadeloupe, Antigua and Santo Director Jamal Shabaaz and
1)omingo are teams I am con- Coaches Wayne Dover and
fident we can overcome. Kevin Pearce.

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By N.Ananthanarayanan

NEW DELHI. India IReuterst
- Host nation India go into
-he Champions Trophy next
ceek desperate to improve
,heir one-day form and hope-
'ul of settling on the team's
.hort-game tactics ahead of
oext year's World Cup.

Timing is everything in
cricket and had the ev ent come
a few months earlier, the joint
winners of the 2002 tournament
would have been confident of
victory as skipper Rahul
Dravid's side were beautng ev-
cry opponent they faced.
Coach Greg Chappell
won many admirers after he
took overlast September and
infused flexibility to help In-
dia crush Sri Lanka 6-1 and
then win 4-1 in Pakistan and
5-1 against England at home-
However. the Australian
batting great is suddenly under
fire from the media and former
players, who now sa n-idless
experimenting had ruined the
players' confidence.
The slidebegan in May
with a 4-1 series slump in the
Caribbean. and continued .t the
tri-series in Malaysia last
month. where they won juit one
of four ganes and failed t reach
the final of an event ircludrm.
West Indies and Australuia

Critics blame the tear's
plight on the trnkering of a
proven top order after Dravid.
a mainstay of the mri I le -order.
,ened the :
w.o series.
Former pkiPF Rav i
Shastri has crincitcr I)ravid.
saying he s:i '.uit '...' ii. '
and not let Chappell dilate
"It's lit jhe r ', "! t.
himself an toit i l,. ;cll
that in future he 'sill call the

shots," he said in a recent
newspaper interview.
--A coach must only help
the captain but the final decision
must rest w ith Dravid," he said.
"'He -hould decide who t
,nouid alt atl number three anti!
.o)( the coach.
PMr.\idh hit a mlalch-winUnigi
105 in the tirst game ini the \Vest
Indies. biut has invade only t'
runm in his next eight innings.
Explosive opener
Virender Sehwag, pushed
down the order in Kuala
Lumpur after Sachin
Tendulkar returned after
shoulder surgery, also
struggled and scored just 28
runs in the tournament.
The 21-year-old Irfan
Pathan is another case in point.
Pathan was hailed as an
emerging all-rounder after his


success as a pinch-hitting nuln-
her three batsman, but he has
lost the edge in his pace bowl-
ing in ;he last two months.
He was dropped during
India's Test series victory in
the WVest Indies and critics
said the pressure was telling
on the player, seen as key to
India's W world Cup hopes.
i..'- -ver. the talismnanic
Tendiular remains an inspira-
The 33-year-old batsman
sniiaheJl -11 not out against
West i:'dies in Malaysia on lhis
return from the latest of a series
of wear and tear injuries sif-
fered in the last six years.
Tnda.ikar. who holds the

in..l itir iIcs would also Il '
come lie most-capped player in
the otreingt pool iialchi against
E:ngi.i.: i t()ctober 15.
Hte shares the mark of
367 appearances s with Paki-
st;lll o t'er Inzimant a)-iil-
Haq;. iI '"ill miss tle c\enil
due tIo .' four-nlatch ban.

Demerara in control

after Essequibo

bowled out for 123

ly Ravendra Mladholall

'IHE doom and the glooml
that prevailed around the
Enmore Conmmunity Centre
ground yesterday evening
might have been in keeping
with the mood in the
Essequibo camp after
.eIetendra Sookdeo grafted a
superb 83 to propel
D)emerara to a commanding
position at the end of the first
da 's play in the 2007 Clico
I'nder-17 two-day Inter-
county cricket competition.
'lie ieorgeiCto\\n Cricket
Club's tirst dii\s on pla cr hit
Iive well-c\ecuMed tours as his
side w\\ere salisiclort\ placed
at I SO for four off 03 overs with
a comfortable lead of 63. after
they bosoled out the lads from
the Cinderella County for a
meagre 123 in 34. I o\ers of the
restricted 65 o\ ers.
The st\'lish Sookdeo was
associated in a partnership of 99
with 'Trov DIudnauth for the
fourth wicket. )udnaulh iwas
unbeaten on 42 with a solitary
four from 73 balls in 102) in-
utes. The oliher not-out bats-
mian is Ralindia Ranikellawanl
on six.
Sookdeo's onl\ blemCish in
his 154-ball occupation at the
crease for 165 minutes \\as
when Narendra iMadholall
bubbled out an casv catch at
cover off left-arm orthodox
spinner Floyd Henry on 77.
Dudnauthl and Sookdeo
also capitalised effectively
from some sloppy fielding by
the Essequibians while the
latter brought up his half-
century in fine style. whip-

ping medium pacer Triston
lassena for four down to-
ward long leg-before ac-
knowledging the applause
from his team mates and the
small gathering.
By then he had tucked away
fivte fours in Ill1 ninuies froni
109 deliveries. Sookdeo and
I)udrIaulh joined Iforces \when'I
the score was h1) after )lDmeIrara
lost opener Tre\on (hlltith n>i.
Raitmdra iNaikbh n (0 ) 14- 2.
I'le ili\ le fti-lhandi r Ryant
RaIlilmanal planted nmeiculotusly
initial before entertaining the
alheriing with cle\er running
and risky singles. lie also par-
licipaled in a \ italt 55-rn third-
wicket stand with the composed
Sookdeo that drained the enthu-
siasm out of the Essequibians.
Rajmangal eventually tried
too much for smart singles and
was caught short of his crease to
be run-out for 27 which included
four fours in 107 minutes and
facing 85 balls.
Earlier, Essequibo. after be-
ing asked to take fisrt strike on
a track which seemed to deterio-
ralte as ihe g:aln progressed, losi
their skipper Norwayne
Fredericks (0). Rovindra
Parasrani (0) and Madholall (0)
to the enthusiast c pacers cap-
tain ltcon Scott and Carl
Ramnbhar'ose to leave them pre-
cariouslyv placed at seven for
Scott (1-17). who howled
with some amount of pace
and aggression, firstly ac-
counted for Fredericks while
Rambharose (2-23). who had
extracted nice bounce and
away movement, had
Parasram and Madholall in

Harbhajan apologises for

offending fellow Sikhs

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) India off-spinner Harbhajan
Singh apologised yesterday for offending his Sikh conm-
munity hy appearing in a liquor advertisement with his
hair down.
Slogan-sholuting protesters marched llrough the Sikh holy'
city of Amritlsar in the north- i
ern stale of' I'unjab and burn
Harbhajan's effigy after he ap- "
peared in lhe advertisement
with team mates Mahendra
Dhoni and Ynui aj Singh. -
Uncut hair covered by a
turban is an article of faith
of the Sikh religion.
Il;arbhaian was asked to I
laphooi, i le I iltllt, nblIon" hi,,h- -
'1 "as niot; isue keepsi "
imy hair out could lead to such ,l
a huge debate.," I larhaian told .
repofters-S. "It apoh ogie to tie
enllire Sikli Ico lllllllliltv \\h' e '"os
,;entinL'll i cte i'tii,'" HARBHAJAN SINGH
''The 26 .-'' is kei y toI
hosl s ildia's ; I ,. is .l tie ll t lli ,i.iion.l C ritl- l ti o n-
cil (IC') ('hiliiilons T''roliph3 iithichli lean yeslerd(lai.

quick fashion.
At that stage a swift capitu-
lation seemed in sight but the
talented Royston Alkins repro-
duced the same form he had
shown in the Under-15 version
earlier this year. and carved out
another compact half-century.
His 65 came from 82 balls
while lie stayed at the crease
tor 99 minutes and stroked
nine elegant fours and was
engaged in a promising 82-
run fourth-wicket stand with
Parmeshwar Neel who made
27 with live fours.
L ven the brief stoppage for
rain. which resulted in 41 min-
ltes being lost. could not inter-
fere with the home team's high
spirits of intimidating

By Osnman Samiuddin

IN a u-turn that would make
politicians the world over
proud. Younis Khan has been
reinstated as captain of Paki-
stan for the Champions Tro-
phy by the new head of the
Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB). Dr Naseem Ashraf.
Ashraf was addressing re-
porters at Gaddafi Stadium in
Lahore. having taken over late
Friday night following
Shalia 'ar\ KI Ihan's resignation.
H- said, "Our team is no
less than an\ in world cricket.
Our first priority is to unify' the
team for the sake of the coun-
try. We are looking at a positive
future for Pakistan cricket and
in that light Younis Khan has
been reinstated as captain and
Mohammad Yotusuf is to be his
\ ice-captain."
Rumouors were rife late Fri-
day night following Shaharvar's
resignation that the captaincy
would change hands once again.
lTwvo PC officials had admitted
to Cricinfo that a change 'was
likely though Bob Wooliner. the
Pik ; . ,' Lc'h hadl lerl'nulo!u- '
sleniid il.
Other changes arie ino
expected and Ashraf has set
the ball rolling 'b sacking
Mushltaql Ahmed, iwho hadtl
been recently appointed as-
sistant coach to the Pakisltin
l sill. l]'s lppoiniiill ni
had ai c'sed e\ ebmow\ s iec'It'll\

Essequibo's batsmen. At lunch
Essequibo were 84 for four but
upon resumptions wickets
tumbled on a regular basis.
Apart from Terrence
Tulsiram who struggled for 11,
no other batsman touched
double digits as left-arm ortho-
dox spinner Totaram Bishun.
who has been Essequibo biggest
tormentor, once again snared
three for 23 while off-spinner
Leon Lake grabbed three for 26.
The hosts omitted Ameer
Khan, Roger Henry and
Javeed Rasheed from their
14-man contingent while the
visitors excluded Imran
Khan, Kenworth Smith and
Oyono Sampson from their
14-man party.

as he was one of the players
implicated in Justice
Qayyum's match-fixing re-
port. an inquiry that had rec-
ommended Mushtaq be
banned from holding posi-
tions of responsibility with
the Pakistan team.
Ashraf said that he was
under instructions from
President Pervez Musharraf.
also Patron of the PCB, to
streamline and clean the
"All ilTrele\Vant staff will be
purged within 45 days. There is
no place for politics in cricket
and transparency is needed.
Cricket will be run by cricket-
ers and the board by good ad-
Younis had quit as captain
on Thursday mloring, claiulning
darkly that he didn't \r ant l be
a djumllmy captain". It \\as
thought that lie was unhappy at
not being taken seriously b\
board officials over a number of
issues. including the selection of
IFaisal Iqbal as a replacement for
Inamain for the Champions
Trophy squad. Younis told re-
pt>orler's I', e ,iike';' N; '!ie
ca.plalncI ltot ill,' .il lln once
ai;.un. lveii if \\i'sn t captain
I would ha'\e gien m\ full ef-
I'ortl as a plhI cr-
Youinis' resignation led
eventually to Shahar' are's
and in a full circle of 'orts.
ilte lllttir's 1', as l '.n I .' i1ie
\a i fol"r ile return il tlihe
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S-40iqnland (Reuters) Stinning wins for Scot-
tah'-and CypRus and draws for Macg4opla ahd Israel pro-
vided the'main shocks 1h the third'round of Euro 2008
qualifying games played across the continent yesterday.
Scotland shocked World Cup finalists France 1-0 at
Hampden Park with a second half goal from Gary Caldwell to
move clear at the top of Group B after a victory that assistant
manager Ally McCoisi described as "the greatest in our his-
Scotland's win brought to an end France's European record
of 23 successive unbeaten away qualifying matches in either
the World Cup or European Championship.
The Scots maintained their own 100 percent start as
they followed up victories over the Faroe Islands and
France, who avenged their World Cup final defeat by beat-
ing Italy in their last qualifier a month ago, last lost an away
qualifying match in either competition on September 9 1992,
when they lost 2-0 in Bulgaria.
They had two goals disallowed against the Scots at Hampden
but had no response after Caldwell swept home from close range
to score the only legal goal of the afternoon.

Cyprus, so often the whipping boys in internationals,
scored their greatest victory since they began playing competi-
tive soccer 46 years ago with a 5-2 win over Ireland in Nicosia
in Group D.
The result was completely unexpected after Cyprus were
routed 6-1 by Slovakia last month and was Ireland's worst com-
petitive defeat for 35 years since Austria beat them 6-0 in Linz
in a European qualifier in November 1971.
It was also Cyprus's first competitive victory since a 3-
0 win over the Faroe Islands in August last year and
their first win at home since they beat Malta in Novem-
ber 2002.
Although Ireland scored first and equalised after going 2-1
behind, they were outclassed in the second half as Cyprus scored
three times without reply.
Ireland defender Richard Dunne completed a miserable day
for his team when he was sent off 12 minutes from time and
now misses Wednesday's home match against the Czech Re-

Macedonia also did well to hold England to a 0-0 draw at
Old Trafford in Group E, while in the same group Russia were
held to a 1-1 draw at home by Israel who stretched their
unbeaten run in World Cup and European qualifiers to 13
England, who had won their opening two games including a
1-0 victory against Macedonia last month, never got going apart
from a rasping, late shot from Steven Gerrard that hit the bar.
Gerrard though, will miss England's game in Croatia on
Wednesday after picking up his second booking of the compe-

Cyprus were not the only big winners on a day when the
goals flowed.
Slovakia followed.up their 6-1 win over Cyprus last month
with a 5-1 win over Wales in Cardiff where the only chink of
light for the hosts was Gareth Bale becoming their youngest
international scorer aged just 17 years 83 days.
The Slovaks were outstanding and ripped the Welsh
defence apart with some clinical counter-attacking.
In the same Group D Czech Republic thrashed San Marino
7-0 to move top of the standings with their third straight win,
while San Marino have now let in 20 goals in two matches af-
ter their 13-0 defeat by Germany last month.
Croatia also slammed in seven without reply in their Group
E match against Andorra.
It was the perfect warm-up for Croatia who meet England
on Wednesday and Mladen Petric proved himself the man in
form with four of the seven.

World champions Italy, who drew their opening qualifier
with Lithuania then lost to France in their second, recorded their
first win of the competition with a 2-0 win over Ukraine in
Rome with both goals coming in the last 19 minutes.
Massimo Oddo put Italy ahead with a 71st minute pen-
alty and Luca Toni wrapped up the points with a superb
volley eight minutes later.
Spain meanwhile slumped to their second straight defeat in
Group F, going down 2-0 to Sweden in Stockholm where
Marcus Allback scored his 27th goal for his country after a bril-
liant counter-attacking move just seconds after Spain almost
equalised at the other end.
European champions Greece also won, following up
their 1-0 Group C win over Moldova in their opening match
with a 1-0 win over Norway in Athens where Costas
Katsouranis scored the only goal in a match delayed for
50 minutes following a downpour before kickoff.

Walsh welcomnas Lloyd's involvement

wifft Windies team

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contributions of legendary West
Indies players would help sig-
nificantly in helping the team to
possibly return to the glory
days of the 1980s and early
"1 thought that was one of
the major innovators missing
from the team," the 43-year-
old, former fast bowler said.
"The team is young potcn-

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inin tile team to provide sup-
p1)t ito the management
'"iu lu'ii re.
Si ...I, chairman of the
'. It Iti Cricket Committee,
.r K,'-ii entrusted with the
i. I." i Ibility of building
tn, I Il,. strengthening the
I I 111 r'Trformance and en-
S',..i I. In; "a stronger culture
..I li'l o. iionalism and disci-
I'li n'
\\.1III, who finished with

his career with 519 Test and 227
One-day International wickets.
said West Indies had the poten-
tial to beat any team in the
world, pointing to the recent
DLF Cup Tri-Nation Series
where they reached the final
against world champions Aus-
"I thought that the show
they put on proved that, if
they could be consistent, they
have a chance," Walsh

T&T friendly against SVG to go ahead
OI'RT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, scheduled from 6.30 pm at the their representatives chose the
(t(Mt' Trinidad & Tobago's Hasely Crawford Stadium," the course of action that they did."
friendly international against national federation said in a In a hastily arranged press
St Vincent & the Grenadines statement. conference on Friday, members
kicked off at 18:30 h as "Captain Dwight Yorke of the national team, through a
nl nned the T~r F onnthall and the full nuadt will take statement read hb Yorke threat-

Federation announced yester-
Worried by possible strike
action from senior members of
the Soca Warriors, the TTFF
had said Friday it would make
an announcement on the status
of the game by midday yester-
"Pursuant to thle undertak-
ing given by the TIlFF that we
would. by noon today (yester-
day). advise of developments in
the situation involving the Soca
Warriors. we wish to advise that
the game against St Vincent &
the Grenadines will proceed as

the field as originally agreed
and for the purpose for which
they had been brought to
Trinidad & Tobago by the
Football Federation.
"Although nothing in their
statement indicated otherwise.
we felt the need to proceed with
caution, given the degree of sur-
prise with which the .'l.,cr'
news conference was sprung
upon us yesterday. We take this
opportunity to reiterate that the
players had agreed to ventilate
the causative issue tomorrow
and we were surprised when.
notwithstanding this decision.

ened to quit the side after
Wednesday's international
friendly against Panama.
The players accused
the national federation of
failing to deliver on
"promises and contractual
obligations", though they
neglected to outline what
these were.'
Though the players gave
the assurance they would
honour their commitments to
play the two pending
friendlies, the TTFF said in
a statement it was preparing
for a possible boycott.









Moore returns today to keep

fight date with Howard

NATIONAL bantamweight second round TKO over vision, the southpaw Moore is Boxing Union (WBU)
champion Leon 'Hurry Up' Errol Trotman in Barbados considered tall for the general champion Angel
Moore returns today, ahead last weekend, his 15th knock- build of boxers in that division. Manfredi, then former
of a main bout clash with out in 16 fights. Hugo Lewis Standing at 5:10, he is very World Boxing Council
Vincent 'The Kid' Howard on is the only other Guyanese heavy-handed. (WBC) champion Kevin
the Guyana Boxing Board of who is undefeated with more Opponent for the vacant Kelly WBC.
Control (GBBC) card at the than 14 fights. lightweight title, Howard is He also fought present
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Rated 15th in the world by very experienced with International Boxing Fed
two Saturdays hence. the World Boxing Organisation fights against well-known
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kota, perhaps, for the first
time in October three aces -
David Sommerbell, Andrew
King and Mark Viera will
clash for Caribbean champi-


David Sommerbell is the
reigning champion, a crown he
won in 1996 when three legs of
the championship were staged

FLASHBACK: Jamaican David Sommerbell leads Andrew King in the goose neck at South
Dakota. It was second leg of the Caribbean Championship in 1998. (Photo: Robin Peters)

at Doter Raceway in Jamai.a.
the South Dakota and
Wallerfield in Trinidad & To-
bago. Andrew King was second.
Then in 1998, Sommerbell
won at both Dover and South
Dakota in a superior Mazda
RX, which he eventually sold
the car to Andrew Morgan who
never got to use it because of
Customs red tapes.
King once ruled the roost at
South Dakota, growing from his
first outing in Group 1 back in
1975 in a modified Austin 1100,
while still a schoolboy at St
Stanislaus. He skipped Group 2
and advanced to the rarified
Group 3 in a fully race-prepared
Mini from Regan Rodrigues. He
did well both at home and
Trinidad & Tobago.
After the dormant years
in the 80s, he was backing
Group 2 Mini that he, also,
entered in Group 3 up 1996.
He bought the Mazda Rx3
that he went on to break
Rahaman's lap record.
Now in this first leg of a
revived Caribbean Champi-
onship enters Vieira into the
equation. The audacious
former motorcycle star re-
built his second generation
Mazda Rx7, and with the
faster machine eclipsed
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Everyone reacts to menopause in different ways, so you need to
know what to expect in order to help yourself to stay healthy and
happy and to know what treatment and lifestyle changes could be
of benefit to you. The menopause is not something to fear although
some women dread reaching it, others look on it as a new lease on
life physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually.
The precise definition of the menopause is the time when your
periods stop permanently, recognized retrospectively after an
absence of periods for 12 months. This happens to most women
between the age of 40 and 58, with an average age of 51.4 years. A
few women reach their menopause in their thirties (before 40 this
is called premature menopause and can be induced surgically or by
drug treatment), and a smaller number don't reach menopause until

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There are several things influencing the timing of the menopause
in individual women. When your mother and grandmother went
through their menopause influences the timing of yours. Factors
influencing the possibility of an earlier menopause include having
no children and being a smoker (smoking may make it happen two
years earlier). Childhood treatment of cancer, with radiation to the
pelvis or chemotherapy, may also bring on an early menopause.
During the years leading up to the time when your periods stop,
you may notice changes occurring to your body. These carry on
for some time after the menopause as well. So when we talk of
'going through the change of life' we are describing an ongoing
process rather than a sudden event. This time is technically known
as the perimenopause, and it usually lasts for about four years.
The changes happen as the ovaries' production of oestrogen slows
down, with hormone levels yo-yoing just as they did in adolescence
It is not easy to diagnose the perimenopause using blood tests
because your hormone levels can yo-yo about for several years
before periods finish. After your last period, there are two hormones
commonly used to indicate that it has happened LH and FSH.
These are very high once oestrogen levels are low. Menopausal
symptoms are caused by changes in levels of oestrogen, mainly
produced by your ovaries but some are made in fatty tissue and
the adrenal glands.
Only about 10 per cent of women stop menstruating suddenly.
You may have irregular bleeding for some time before periods stop
altogether, and you may notice more or less frequent bleeds. These
bleeds may be heavier or lighter than you have previously
experienced; you may be worried that there is another cause for
the changes in your periods so do not hesitate to seek medical advice.
Around 75 per cent of women experience hot flushes,
night sweats and heat intolerance and these can predate the
menopause. In most cases, they settle in a couple of years
but women can experience hot flushes for many years. They
are often the reason for seeking treatment with HRT. which
is extremely effective at relieving this problem.

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Hot flushes are associated
with sudden hormone changes in
the bloodstream, and may give
'you a feeling of gentle warmth or
sudden severe bursts of heat and
drenching sweats. Flushes can
last from a few seconds to several
minutes and are particularly
distressing at night when they
may add to insomnia caused by
other reasons.
Common psychological and
emotional symptoms are
irritability, a changed sleeping
pattern and mood swings,
sometimes leading to an episode
of clinical depression. These
symptoms may have more to do
with other changes in your. life -
some women mourn the loss of
fertility and feel unattractive.

Reduction in oestrogen levels
is one of the causes of osteoporosis, putting women at risk of bone
fractures in later life. There are no symptoms in the early stages so
you should be aware of things that may increase your risk of
developing it and what you can do to prevent bone density loss.
These include regular
calcium and vi
D diets and ttl
HRT if sou are
suitable Other nag
hormonal drugs arteil
available nowadays.
for osteoporosis-
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condition can be -
identified b a .
special X-rae of
your hip and back
called a DE~A
Reduced leel_ of
oestrogen cause.
thinning oi the
membrane lining he
vagina plus proqblIme
with dryness. Slnllla.
changes occur In he .
urethra and O0l 1 .1%m
experience le ikng of
urine, difficult in
passing urine 'nd
needing to empti, .our"
bladder more frequenllh. .
particularly .i nighi
These problem respond
well to HRT t.,ken b\ _
mouth or applied locally ,
as a cream.
It is essenII. Ito take.. -~
a good look a )',uli .
lifestyle in the run up to the menopause, not least because proper
planning can help ease. if not alleviate. long-ternl problems like
osteoporosis (brittle bones) and heart disease.
Bone strength in young adult life is boosted by a diet rich in
foods containing calcium and vitamin D, together with regular
weight-bearing exercise. Bones reach their peak mass in the 20s but
after that your bone mass will depend on the body's response to
hormones, along with hereditary factors and your lifestyle.
Smokers have a higher rate of bone-loss compared with non-
smokers and mightl also have an earlier menopause. Among other
things increasing voulr risks are a family history of osteoporosis.
conditions \with low oestrogen levels such as anorexia and exercise-
induced anmenonrrhoca (the absence of periods for at least one year)
aind inadequate diet and exercise.
Exercise and diet is also thought to help relieve symptoms of
the menopause. Using these can also help lnimiiilise other long-term
affects that the rcdiici.on of horlnmones can bring, such as heart

Plenty of calcium in the diet is one way of reducing
bone density loss. Foods rich in calcium include dairy
products like milk, cheese and yoghurt, canned fish (with
bones), bread, cereals and pulses, some green vegetables
and several types of seeds and nuts (sesame seeds and
peanuts, for example).



Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006

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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006



By Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) For hundreds of years. Debrett's has
guided Britain's aristocracy through the niceties of meeting
royalty, going to the races or eating soup in the correct way.
Now the publishers of the bible of blue-blooded behaviour are
straying into previously unmentionable areas of the life of a mod-
ern girl "with a new book offering guidance on adultery, toplessness
and celebrity gossip.
The first edition of lDcbrelt's Peerage and Baronetage known
in Britain as the "toff's bible" was published in 1769. and its tome
on manners. Debretl's Correct Fornm. has guiIded high society for
But according to its editor, Jo Ailchison. the new book 'Eti-
quette lor Girls' is a sign that the traditional arbiters of civility are
catching up with the times.
"It's a nod to the modern day," she told Reuters. "We're pull-
ing Debrett's out of Victorian times and trying to make it irelevant
to toda.'" The book's ad\ ice ranges froll hlo\\ to conduct a sleaze-
free office fling or a disease-free one night stand, to how to smoke
at social occasions and w hatl to do wuhen v ou meetl a celebrity.
"Avoid dark-allev gr-perv and uinlad\ like fumbling iln the back
of a cab." the guide sas on thile subject of ne night stands,. I-
cuss the necessaries to avoid plaluinig anl o\e children or disease.
and you're awav."
On smoking it decrees: "Al\ways use a proper ashtraV never a
wine bottle, flo\\er pot or used plate and a\oid allowing smoke
to billow out of the nostrils. It is also inelegant to leave the ciga-
rette unsupported in the mouth..."
But Aitchison insists the book is not all about sex, lies and par-
tying. The core values of Debrett's remain elegance, composure
and dignity are all important, whether you are dining with the Queen
or cheating on your husband.
"We are trying to give girls confidence to behave in the correct
way," she told Reuters. "It's a bit like a survival guide for modern
life, so we have had to include certain subject matters that are new
for Debrett's."
The world of celebrity is "peopled by psycho fans and fame
hags," the book says, and is best treated with caution.
As well as advice on affairs, Aitchison points out that the
book also includes suggestions on less risque subjects: How
to behave properly on the way to work "don't sit on the bus
and bellow down your mobile phone" and what to take to a
music festival "earplugs and a pillow."

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Officer at the GRDB, Head Office, 116 117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

Main Responsibilities:
To serve as advocate for the GRDB and to build and maintain positive relationships
with the public.
To improve the communication process between the GRDB and its members &
stakeholders through the use of electronic media such as website, email,
newsletters and publications.
To co-ordinate the production and publication of annual report and quarterly
To interact with the media in disseminating information to stakeholders in the
industry and the public.
To help publicise research accomplishments and the transfer of research results to
stakeholders within the industry.

Qualification and experience:

A University Degree in English Language or Public Communication and at least three years
relevant work experience.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office would be a distinct advantage

Applications must be sent to:
The Administrative Manager
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Closing date for applications is October 27, 2006.
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I am 40 and the daughter of
an alcoholic. My parents have
been married 43 years and
have stayed together for lack
of money and because of
their health. They are really
great people, but it is the typi-
cal story.
The short version is when
things were going fine for me,
Dad would lose his temper and
be drunk. Mom. my sister, and
1 would end up in a neighbour's
apartment. When things were
going horrible. Dad would be
nice. Just when 1 was used to
walking on eggshells, he would
be nice.
So while I was young, I
dated plenty of men, just to
have company, and did not sleep
with them. I got into a pattern
of being alone and not letting a
man close to me. At least one
man from church wanted to date
me, but I couldn't do it. I have
trouble making time for men.
1 help out my elderly par-
ents on a regular basis in addi-
tion to working. How do I break
this pattern? It seems like I am
going to have to rethink this.

Edith, in his autobiography
'My Life', Bill Clinton talks
about the enjoyable train trip he
took with his alcoholic stepfa-
ther to see a baseball game in St.
Louis. It was the only trip they
took together. Clinton also men-
tions the only time he and his
stepfather went fishing together,

and the only time they went
into the woods to cut down a
Christmas tree.
The former president
concludes, "There were so
many things that meant a lot
to me but were never to oc-
cur again." That's what liv-
ing with a drunk is like. You

hold on to the few good
memories to blot out the
present and give yourself
hope for the future. That
hoped-for future never
materialises, hut it enables
you to ignore the bad and
cling to the 10 per cent which
is good.
It seems odd that our minds
work this way. You might think
that rewards randomly given at
rare intervals would lead to
hopelessness, but the opposite
is true. Intermittent rewards
rarely given bind us tighter than
regular rewards regularly
given. That's why you think
your parents are "great
You say you need to re-
think things, and that is the first
idea you need to rethink. Living
in a bottle was more important
to your father than his living
children. Unexpected niceness
in the midst of terror creates the
hardest pattern to break.
If you want to know what
happened to your chances for
a successful marriage and
happy children, look no far-
ther than your drunken fa-
ther and enabling
mother. The one thing they
had to do to deserve your
care in their old age, they (lid
not do. Coming to terms with
that reality is the first step
in understanding your pat-
tern with mlen.



I've been going out with my girlfriend six months. She is
an alcoholic and possibly bulimic. The problem is she
seems to constantly lie, which is probably due to the
alcohol. However, the biggest problem is when we arrange
to do something, she manages to ruin it by "oversleeping"
or forgetting we made the arrangement.
I ring her and leave messages, but she will wait two hours
before calling back. Before you ask, she works from home and
is not busy. I think in a relationship with your significant other,
you answer the phone. I am trying to work out if she is messing
me around or actually loves me as she says.

Luke, the novelist Nelson Algren once offered three pieces
of advice: never play poker with a stranger named Doc, never
eat at a restaurant called Mom's. and never sleep with a woman
who has more problems than you do. The third item on the
list, broadened to include both sexes, would make the quote

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means big business

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK (Reuters) Sarah
Kugelman once suffered so
much work-related stress that
her doctor told her to change
her lifestyle or risk dying be-
fore the age of 40.
She heeded that advice and
launched a line of anti-stress
skincare products as well, part
of the booming so-called stress
industry that experts say is
worth more than $11 billion a
With overworked, over-
wrought consumers seeking
cures ranging from
aromatherapy to Zen medita-
tion, the industry is predicted
to grow to almost $14 billion in
the next two years, experts say.
Job-related stress alone af-
fects as many as two in five
workers at any given time and
has caused one in five people to
quit a job at some time in their
career. It costs business some
$300 billion a year, research
"Like any type of prob-
lem, there's an industry
around it, trying to solve it,"
said David Lee, an expert on
workplace issues based in
Bar Mills, Maine.

Consumers are trying lots
of tactics to battle stress coun-
selling, company wellness
programmes, massage services,
self-help books, spas, stress
balls, potpourri and products
from laundry detergent to bed-
room slippers to oral sprays
treated with scents designed to
calm them down.
Even a mail solicitation for
a popular celebrity magazine
offers subscribers free issues
that will make "your stress melt
"Everything marches under
the name of stress," said Dr.
Paul Rosch, head of The Ameri-
can Institute of Stress in Yon-
kers, New York.
Kugelmnan said her anti-
stress products, called skyn
Iceland, were developed with a
group of doctors and scientists
to help battle the affects of
stress on skin.
"A lot of people talk
about stress relief but they're
relieving stress with a red lip
gloss," she said. "There's not
a lot of credibility in that.
"What's so hard about this
business is there isn't a lot of
regulation so it's possible to
make claims that are not real."
said Kugelman, who spent sev-

eral years in the high-pressure
world of marketing and product
development at major cosmet-
ics companies before founding
her own company.
"That's what gives the in-
dustry a bad name." she said.
It's hard to tell what works,
given that stress, or the lack
thereof, can't really be mea-
sured, Rosch said.
"Stress is different for
each of us and there's no
stress reduction strategy
that's a panacea," he said.
"You can't say whether these
things work or not.
"It's not really a science
and a lot of it is commercially
But demand for anti-stress
products and services is unre-
lenting, said Dr. Alan Hirsch.
neurological director of the
Smell & Taste Research and
Treatment Foundation in Chi-
"We've seen a spike after 9/
11 because people are overall
more anxious." Hirsch said,
"and people seek situations that
make them reduce their degree
of stress.
"One way of doing it is by
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THE BOOMING so-called
stress industry is worth more
than $11 billion a year, experts
say. With overworked,
overwrought consumers
seeking cures ranging from
aromatherapy to Zen
meditation, the industry is
predicted to grow to almost
$14 billion in the next two
years, experts say. (Paul

GBTI donates to the
Guyana Fire Service for their week of activities

.I .

,Als. Collette Lkiien, Officer-in-Charge, .
Human Resources and.t Adhinistration
presents the cheque to MR.i: Joseph Mc Donald,
Fire Prevention Officer GBTI


The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and
Social Security intends to issue Pension Books
for 2007 by mid December 2006.

Lists containing names and addresses of
pensioners have been placed at Post Offices.

You are kindly asked to check the list for your
name as it appears on your National
Identification Card and/or Passport.

If you encounter difficulties in identifying your
name or if there are corrections to be made on
the list please telephone our hotlines: 225-6202
or 225-9981.



The Delegation of the European Commission in Guyana has the intention
of concluding with a Company specialized in the provision of cleaning
services, a service contract for providing such services at its premises in
Georgetown, Guyana.

The Contract will be awarded after tender following a restricted
procedure. Only the Companies pre-selected among those having
replied to this call for an expression of interest will be invited to submit a

If you are interested in providing such a service to the Delegation, you can
uplift the conditions for the pre-selection from the date of publication of
this notice from:

The Delegation of the European Commission
11 Sendall Place, Stabroek, Georgetown

The deadline for the submission of the documents required bfr the pre-
selection, is
November 03,2006

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y adnuS CIfronicle Octobet 8, 2006

IN 1961, the Federal
Supreme Court iniBritish
Guiana, set aside a judgment
because a Supreme Court
Marshal, in executing a levy
to satisfy a judgment debt,
unlawfully levied; on an
immovable property instead
of concentrating firstly on
movable properties.

That court constituted by
Justices Rennie, Archer and
Wylie allowed the appeal of the
plaintiff Singh versus
McCloggan, and granted costs to
the appellant for both the
Appellate Court and the Court
The facts of the case
disclosed that execution was

levied upon the immovable
property of the appellant to
satisfy judgment debt.
The marshal did not inquire
as to whether or not the
appellant owned movable
property and !nade no return to
the writ with regard to
Order 36, rule 42 of the

WeiffleMI I i

Rules of the Supreme Court,
1955 [B.G.], authorises the
marshal to levy upon
immovables in the event of the


movable property taken in
execution as being in his opinion
insuficicnt, and. in that event, to
levy to the extent of the
insufficiency in value.
At the hearing of the
appeal, Dr. Fenton
Ramsahoye, S. C., and Mr.
Clarence A. F. Hughes, S.C.,
appeared for the appellant

I lJil By George Barclay

while Mr. C. R. Wong
represented the respondent.
Chief Justice Wylie delivered
the Court's judgment.
According to him: "The
appellant has appealed against
a judgment of the Supreme
Court of British Guiana
dismissing the claim praying for
an order that the levy on his
land be cancelled and the sale
conducted by the marshal of the
Supreme Court in respect of the
land be set aside.
"The only ground of appeal
that has been argued before this
court is that the marshal is
bound in the execution of this
writ to levy first on movables
and only having done that is he
authorised to levy on
"The evidence given by the
marshal and the return made to
the writ shows, in fact, that no
levy was made on movables
and. indeed, it has been
conceded before us by counsel
for the respondent that no such
levy was made. There is no
doubt that the writ did require
the marshal to levy first on
"It was submitted to us at
considerable length that this was
a requirement of Roman Dutch
Law. but is now a matter of
statute Law in British Guiana.
That follows in my opinion
from the provisions of sections
8 and 75 of the Supreme Court
Ordinance [B.G.] and

consequently the provisions of
the Civil Law of British Guiana
Ordinance [B.G.], are not
"Rule 42 of Ordinance 36
of the Rules of the. Supreme
Court, 1955 [B.G.], is the
rule which now regulates the
question as to what order the
marshal was to observe in

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levying on the property of the
judgment debtor. Paragraph
(I) of that rule requires the

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The Government of Guyana is inviting proposals from firms or individuals
interested in managing the complex. While the preference is for joint venture
offers, with the Government and/or the Fishermen's Coop Society in the area,
proposals for a total lease of the complex will be seriously considered. The
Government's long-term goal is to develop within the respective Fishermen's
Coop Societies, the ability to manage and operate the facilities.

The minimum information in the proposals should contain the following:

Business plan for the operation of the complex.
Amount of capital to be invested with details.
Management structure for the complex indicating
relationships with the
parent company and the government.
Period of operating and managing the complex.
Validity period of offer.

Additional information can be obtained from the Fisheries Department. 18
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown. Telephone numbers are (592)-226-4398 /

Proposals are to be submitted not later than Monday, October 23, 2006 to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent & Vlissengen Roads,
Georgetown. Telephone number is 592-227-5527.

Permanent Secretary .. ,
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complexes along the Coastland. The Project's main aim was to increase the
production of by artisanal fishermen. The main facilities at the #43 Fish Port
Complex are:

ICE STORAGE -12 tons capacity (20' x 14')
FISH STORAGE -10 tons capacity (20' x 27')
WHARF -30'x10'
RAMP -51'x71'

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Dieseline -1 No. 2,000 gls
Kerosene -1 No. 800 gls

WATER STORAGE -1 No. 25,000 gls
-1 No. 1,000 gls
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employees to fill vacancies.

POSITIONS: Aviation Security Officer

Applicants will he subjtlct to on the Job Training.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants are required to work flexible hours
on a shift basis.
Miust ha\e a pleasant personality and to be able to interact appropriately
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Applicant must include contact number, a copy of1 a valid Police
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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006

Page VII

Female national hockey teIam members to pi

skills against Latin American counterparts

By Shauna Jemmott and
Sherlock Wint

METAL peg digs into the dirt
as strong feet propel their
athletic bodies forward. Soft
hands firmly grip the handle
of the curved stick as they
move forward. They are
unaware of the perspiration
dripping down their faces and
wet, matted hair partially
covering their eyes. They are
only concerned about moving
Meet Guyana's All Female
National Hockey Team, a sexy
group of energetic. ambitious
young women who are totally
ignorant of the attitude of
quitting, failing or giving up.
Their only focus is moving
Moving forward is not just
a requirement to win but the
heart beat of each player.
The National Hockey team
and their support staff depart
Guyana next Wednesday,
October 11, for Venezuela to
compete in the Goodwill Four-
Nation Tournament.
The full contingent
expected to travel will include
16 field players, a coach, a
manager, a medex and an
Women from Guyana -
Venezuela- Brazil Peru will
match skills, stamina and
fortitude on the hockey field
October 12- 15 2006 in Caracas.
This is the first time after
five years that this all-female
,quyanese team will be
competing at international field
; Five years ago, the females
lost. ll their games against
second division clubs in
Trinidad. Today, a new
generation with hockey sticks in
hand stands ready to prove their
The coach, Mr. Philip
Fernandes told the Sunday
Chronicle, five years ago marked
the first exposure. Today, the

game has grown, standards have
improved and the clubs have
Hockey was always popular
and supported by women, and
women's hockey is known to
generate more vibrant
tournaments, he pointed out.
Fernandes said while
Guyanese women were actively
involved in the sport in the
1970s, the teams back then
dissolved as the players
migrated, resulting in an absence
in female participation in the
game for more than two decades.
The governing body for the
sport in Guyana, the Guyana
Hockey Federation, tried
desperately to revive the sport,
selecting 25 women players
from various clubs for an
international competition in
Trinidad in 2001.
However, the former
national team was badly beaten.
"That was a starting point
for us, and a revival point for
women's hockey in general." the
coach said.
According to Fernandes,
today our local clubs are
participating in overseas
tournaments providing their
members with the much-
needed international
exposure even before they
were selected in the national
He traced hockey's big
boost here to November of 2004
when Diamond Mineral
launched the first International
Indoor Hockey Fest at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall in the
process attracting nmimerous
foreign teams, winning mo ,.
support and raising tl f'.
standards of hockey in Guyana.
Fernandes said his vision ls
that Guyana would one day (e
able to host outdoor
international tournaments.
Reflecting on the hockey
board's unrelenting efforts to
acquire a piece of land from the
Government to develop the
sport, the sports icon explained:

"The International Federation
told us that we need to show
that we have control over
sizable land" in order to have
such privileges.
They have not been able to
acquire the land. so they have
had to settle for practice
sessions at cricket grounds.
Commenting on his job as
coach for the women. he stated
that working with the females
has not been a difficult task
since they are 'coachable' -
willing to learn and to try new
"Because of their
attitude towards the game
and the ability to learn, we
have seen great
improvement... The quality
of players is at higher
standard... This team is
better prepared. They can
win. I don't know the level of
the opposition, but this team
is certainly a great deal
stronger than the team we
have carried in 2001" a
beaming proudly informed
the Sunday Chronicle.
The support they receive
from the business community
and the media has been
encouraging and the girls are
ready to compete, Coach
Fernandes said.
This newspaper spoke
with some members of the team
just before another practice
session and had a lively
interactive interview.
They have been practising
twice each day from at 5:30 hrs
for two hours and in the
afternoons from 17:00,hrs up
I o2d:00 hrs undlrfloodlights.
Standing at ease, clad in
the'g gears, -a~d with hockey.
sticks in hand, the girls freely
expressed themselves.
They described themselves
as "determined", "excited' and
always anxious to get in the
When prompted on issues
that can surface with so many
females together, they

exchanged quick glances, then
Latoya Fordyce spoke:
"We have mood swings. but
we learn to deal with it. You
just back off and let them have
the mood swing, but it does not
occur too much."
While the reasons for
Joining hockey varied from
person to person loving a
challenge, being influenced
by a great player or a relative
in the sport, or just being
active in a club the reason
for them practising today
does not vary: they all want
to win!
Chantelle Fernandes. the
shortest in the team (but
definitely not the slowest from
what we saw!!) echoed the view
of every member on the teamn.
"We have a strong chance of
Marisha Rodrigues pointed
out that they have not seen
their opponents play. but that
is a minor issue based on their
skill and their thirst to win.
According to Laloya, one
disadvantage is. "the other
teams practise on the lurf while
we practise on the green."
The local ceam's greatest
advantage, she added, comes
from the different clubs
represented on it. Marisha
promised their fans and all
Guyana on behalf of her team
members to perform at their
"We will give 110 per
cent," she promised.
Chantelle added, "and if we
do not win, be proud of us
because we did our best."
The girls bubbling with
excitement cautioned that if they
do win, the celebrations will
start before they reach home. So
when they return in Guyana. it
will be to "continue the
Apart from their rigorous
workout schedule during the
week, weekends are dedicated to
matches against their male


The males are very quick
and it is a challenge to keep
up, Latoya confessed. She,

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- 'For Bettin'

or Worse'
by Petamber Persaud
SHEILA King, who recently celebrated her four-score-and-
fourth birth anniversary, is the most senior Guyanese woman
writer, born and bred in Guyana and still residing in the land
of her birth. And she is preparing another treasury of her work
to mark the occasion. In fact, many of her pieces whether po-
etry, fiction or drama, are usually penned to celebrate or mark
special events, local or international. 'The Cruellest Test', an
adult short story won the first prize in the Human Rights Year
Short Story competition held in 1968. In the same year mark-
ing the Human Rights event, her poem, 'Triumph of the Mar-
tyrs', was included in an anthology of poems, 'VOICES OF
GUYANA', a P. E. N. (Guyana) initiative, edited by Donald
The writing career of Sheila King blossomed during the flower-
ing of women writing in Guyana in the 1960s. Numerous women





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writers surfaced during that period, including Evadne D'Oliviera,
Cecile Nobrega, Doris Harper-Wills, Rajkuniari Singh, Syble Dou-
glas and others. That group of women writers became a force to be
reckoned with, pioneering many aspects of Guyanese Literature.
King was part of what may be the first Guyanese anthology of
stories. That slim book, 'STORIES FROM GUYANA', was pro-
duced to coincide with Expo '67 in Canada.
Incidentally, coming out from Expo'67, was a humorous poem,
'Delightful Delinquent Millie', written by King about the macaw
that made history on that occasion. In fact, the poem became so
popular locally that it was produced on stage in one of the Brink
Shows of the 1960s.
Another groundbreaking literary effort King was involved in
(with other women writers) was the publication of 'GUYANA
DRUMS', a collection of poems prepared for the first Caribbean
Festival of Arts (Carifesta) held in Guyana, 1972. That book has
gone down in our history as the first anthology of Guyanese women
In 1993. King published a small number of copies of her po-
ems in a slim volume entitled 'OUR HOMES SPRING POETRY'.
But she made contribution to Guyanese literature in other genres
of writing. Two of her plays. 'A MATTER OF POLICY' and
'HANDS ACROSS ITHE RIVER' were produced for radio. And
'FOR BETlIN' OR WORSE' was produced on stage at the The-
atre Guild Playhouse, Kingston. (Georgecown..
King also acted in plays such as N. E. Cameron's 'JAMAICA
JOE' and George Bernard Shaw's 'ANDROCLES AND THE
LION'. She was a co-director for the Cameron's production of 'THE
She was also associated with another great man of letters Wil-
son Harris. At a tender age. King was part of an informal literary
circle comprising of Harris and Malcolm King, discussing mainly
Shakespeare. Milton, and Camus.
Career public servant, poetess, playwright, children writer,
Sheila Lucille King was born in September 1922. This Libra-born
woman was the second of five children. product of parents who
were admixtures of European. African and Amerindian ancestry.
At age 19. a well-spoken and Sheila King entered the Public
Service, a move that led to a remarkable career, resulting in a num-
ber of firsts. In 1951. she was appointed the first female Probation

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& Welfare Officer. In 1965, she
became the first female Labour Of-
In 1972, she was made the
first Organising Secretary of the
newly formed Council on the Af-
fairs and Status of Women in .J IJ..,B.
Guyana (CASWIG). In 1975, she
was appointed first female Assistant Chief Labour Officer.
Her greatest satisfaction was when, in support of Eileen Cox's
letter and on behalf of CASWIG, King was instrumental in getting
government to remove a ban on the employment of married women
in the Public Service.
In 1984, Sheila Lucille King was honoured by the government
with a Medal of Service award for outstanding service beyond the
call of duty in the field of social service.
She is still writing and winning prizes but lately she has
focused her attention on producing literature for children. Per-
haps, picking from where she left off some forty years ago when
her children story 'Princess Sunshine's Golden Necklace' was
adjudged a winner. Or perhaps because that story was recently
republished in an anthology of children stories edited by Janet
Jagan, another prolific writer of children literature. Sheila
King has approached her writing with such fervour that she
won the newly established Henry Josiah Writing Short Story
for Children in two consecutive years, offering stiff competi-
tion to all and sundry young and old.
Responses to this author telephone
(592) 226-0065 or email:
Guyanese Literature Update:
1. Under preparation by this author is A HANDBOOK
OF GUYANESE LITERATURE. Information supplied on
any aspect of our literature will be duly acknowledged.
2. GUYANA, the first official book showcasing this
country, is now on sale at bookstores in Georgetown

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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006


Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006

Touch a light switch,

catch a cold, study finds

By Maggie Fox, Health and
Science Correspondent

Life!) Someone with a cold
may just have left a little
drop of virus on the light
switch for you to pick up and
infect yourself with,
researchers found in a real-
life look at how colds get
passed around.
Adults with runny noses
leave the virus on about 35 per
cent of objects they touch. such
as telephones, door handles and
tele vision controls, the
researchers at the Uni\ersity of
Virginia reported on Friday.

An hour after someone
leaves a virus-infected droplet
on a surface, it can be picked up
60 per cent of the time. And 24
hours later. 33 per cent of the'
little virus-laden droplets got
onto a finger, the researchers
told a meeting of the American
Society of Microbiology.
"Sonme adults left a few ...
and some contaminated almost
all of the sites tested." said Dr.
Owen Hendley, a professor of
pediatrics at the Uni\ersity of
Virginia Health System. who led
the study.
\Althotugh lte sludv \\wa
funded b\ tie makers of :a
disinfectant spray. I endle>\ said

it is far more important for
people to remember to wash
their hands.
"In order to get infected
with the rhinovirus which
causes essentially half of the
colds in adults and children,
you have to get the virus on
your fingertip and then you
stick in your own nose and
your own eye." Hendley said
in a telephone interview.
His team wa\\ hinted to study
just lio\\ often this acltualI
happens. So thie\ put 111
advertisetCmentI illn ihe
C('ha lotlles\ ille. \ i .iii nt
n \s'papetl 'eek kin' pco'pi,' x\\il

0Fr m pm'?
Battle against o
using aromas, another way of doing it is eating comfort foods, anuothur \.is of dt.. it is to
drink alcohol or to seek psychological intervention. \We're seeing all of hI';ci thin.,s in-
crease." he said.
earlier generations, and I've C. hait ;lre a ii' l o i lc 'i'i.'re .tis \.' :. '.\.
"Itn the old daJ \ to -.ui\ i\e \ou nhald Io L e like a I u hboatl ri t i\er e I e. 1,\. ,\,\\ \ 'u
need ,> he like a \ iite-w.ater kai.k "
Tite '.te.'s indi':n\ ceate'. its '\\In di'iiinndll iin ke t .] ik .. : Ie A in\Iu !',III .O I il hii ;,iook.
'The rruth about Stc ss'.
"'\\hal i'. actually \\rong \n ilth people \\lho 'a th'\ 'e' silf'll't Iroin sis i s i lK'\ IaI
experiencing lear an ant anxiety," sh said.
"This fear hasn't happened by accident. I's been delibcIhratel\ engendered LC \ ,ite se-111 mtan
ageinent industry itself. spreading what it calls sire'ss awareness.'
And it's harmful. Patnmore said. "It's making tlhen psychologically weaker, it's turning
them into hypochondriacs and it's suggesting to them that quite normal emllotions andl nor-
mal psychological mechanisms are a sign of disease."

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of:

Chief Education Officer

1. a. Post graduate degree in an area related to Education
b. An acceptable management degree or diploma
c. In excess of eight (8) years experience in an education sector with at least
two (2) years at supervisory level in Guyana
d. Proven management ability:

(i) Capacity to provide visionary leadership and develop
and manage a plan.
(ii) Willingness to work with stakeholders and support school
(iii) Demonstrable ability to take hard decisions, particularly in
relation to incentives and discipline.

2. Applicants for position of Chief Education Officer, will beexpected to provide a vision
statement of no more than three thousand (3000) words outlining their understanding
of the structure of the education sector, its present and future directions, its currentand
assessed future difficulties and some proposed solu tions.

3. The applicant will be required to attend an interview and to defend his/her

Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department,
Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam.

Applications on Public Service Commission no, 31 forms should be sent to:

Public Service Commission
Fort Street, Kingston.
Closing date is Friday, October 13th, 2006.

They founu.d 15 who were
infected with rhinoviruses and
asked them to spend Ithe night
in hotel rooms.
The \volunteers were asked
to Imovex around the room, sleep
there, and get up and spend two
hours in tlle room before
checking out. The researchers
then asked them to point to
se\ eral places tlie\ had touched.
"Of the 150 sites that they
pointed out to ust. 52 had \ iruts
on theml. which is 35 per'entl."
l leidles' said.


n, i i L'-J ,rIh\ \, ain.

"Then there were three bad
boys in there. We found virus
on eight of the 10 sites which
we sampled," Hendley said.
Other studies have shown
that some people are "super-
spreaders" of certain infections.
"Whether they were real
snotty or they were sloppy. I
don't know," he said. "We
weren'tt in there watching
Then the researchers did a
second phase.
"lBecaluse iller is \ irus on
ai surl.tce. tlhiai doesn't Uiean lihal
\on aie eoitii. to be infecled
\\ illI I." l iendlel\ s.iIid.
The cse.1 lers had saved
n1111C III *IIampl's [oI11n eachl
\ fIiilei SeC \eiCal \\eek<' laiCr.
IlIhe\ p1 t 11111e .drops of lheliir
MluCH- L I I'll irtl 'AiCe.' Mi botl l
r1I'o m S0 ;'ll l '\ ll e Il;etdr\ t. )I II
hour. ,',III" \\ere le t f or 2

"Each person was exposed
to his or her own mucus,"
Hendley said ensuring they
would not become ill again.
"We asked them to flip on
a light switch or to dial the 9 on
the telephone or to hold the
telephone handset," Hendley
Then they tested each
volunteer's fingers. One-third of
the time, a volunteer picked up
virus irom touching.an object in
a room \\where lhe \ irnis had been
drying for a full dav.
In a rooiln \\xherle h1e \irus
al;d died for .n am hour. ite
\oilunltCee piik Le up \irlts 60
per Cenll nl ily' il[ .
"So \ouir hu,,hand could
leace it there Io'm 1u and go
to \ork an\d \u l could b\
chancee turn i1 a light :ind i'
' on then iutl i i.7 t'.o l ni" v>
and ) our t'ee ai'nd get
infected." Hendle -.aid.



The Government of Guyana (GOG) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have
signed an agreement to finance several projects under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF)
Fifth Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is expected to be implemented in
2006/2007. The sub-projects consist primarily of buildings and other civil works aimed at
improving the social and economic infrastructure.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-projects;

- Reg. #2
- Reg. #3
- Reg. #3
- Reg. #3
- Reg. #4
- Reg. #4
- Reg. #8
- Reg. #9

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from.the office of the Basic
Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a MANAGER'S
CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND. Tender
Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$5,000

(Nos. 1 -7)and G$10,000 (No. 8) per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates (both of
which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid) should be addressed to
the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at
237 Camp Street, SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday,

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

The Basic Need Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowestor any other tender.

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders at 10:00
a.m. on Friday.October20.2006.

Project Manager
September 15, 2006

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Jib Housing Scheme Street Rehabilitation
Nowrang Dam Water Supply Extension
Nimes Old Road Water Supply Extension
Tushen North Water Supply Extension
Good Hope/Lusignan Bridge Construction
Clonbrook Bridge- Construction
Micobie Village Water Supply System
Culvert City Water Supply System Upgrading

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II ri II

By Neil Marks

AINBOW Raani as a movie
might have disappointed, but
the soundtrack, especially
the theme song performed
by the Mighty Sparrow, is a
hit at home and in the
Caribbean and it is set to
take off in Canada, USA, UK,
India and South Africa.
The original Rainbows band of Ar-
kansas, USA, is set to take the Rain-
bow Raani music to Bollywood as Sparrow and the band are lined
up to perform at the mega event
honoring Indian music makers and
musicians of the world's most pro-
lific film industry.
More than 15 of the hottest
singers from India, Pakistan.
Bangladesh and the Caribbean are
going to set the stage on fire and in
fact, Sparrow himself is to be
honoured with a lifetime achieve-
ment award at the function billed
for Trump Taj Mahal in New Jer-
sey, USA on November 4.
The lead players of the band,
the 'Rainbows' Arnab Banerjee,
Abin Thomas, Michael Allen and
Andy Blume have already received
great reviews on their work. In fact,
Sparrow's recording with them was
historical, as for the first time in his
40-year musical career, he has sung ARNAB BANERJEE
somebody else's song.
When Mickey Nivelli began writing the script for his movie, he
knew the story surrounded a band in the West Indies, specifically
Guyana. "I begaui iIutikin g, thai if a band consisted of an Afro, an
Indian, a White guy and a Chinese, really existed in the West Indies,
what would they call themselves?"
So when he met his music makers, who also happened to be a
foursome, he asked them during the filming and then until after the
release of the movie if they would carry the name Rainbows, and
they agreed. Thus, the Rainbows were born.

HAPPY 19th wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Shanta and Vernan Vishnu who
celebrated their special day on September 6.
Greetings from their children, wellwishers, Karlo
Jamaludeen, other relatives and friends.

They say a great song is one that provides that mystical force
which connects the listener to the artist a connection that is per-
sonal, often unexplained, yet one
that stands for something, and.is
meant to carry the listener through
that moment be it a moment of
joy, sadness, triumph, or clarity.
The Rainbows have been play-
ing together for the past three to
four years. According to Arnab,
who leads the band, they all met in
college (University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville) and came together be-
cause they shared similar musical
interests even though coming from
diverse musical backgrounds.
"Perhaps that was the single
most important factor in shaping
the overall qBulity of the songs in
the movie." said Arnab.
"Mickey wanted a unique
ABIN THOMAS flavour to the songs contemnpo-
rary, yet fresh; melodies and
rhythm that would appeal to people regardless of age or demograph-
ics," he added.
He says "having the privilege of collaborating with the Mighty
Sparrow added an incredible dimension to the project".
"We hope that our listeners worldwide enjoy the Rainbow Raani
soundtrack as much as we enjoyed creating it." he says.
Arnab Banerjee litendly descended from music. He is a professional
maverick soaked in musical inspiration Lirm his family of aristes. His grand-
father, the Late Paresh Banerjec. was a noted actor and playback artist of
the 50s Bengali and Hindi screen. Amab's father. Probir Banerjee. is an ac-
conmplished singer with a repertoire of seven l genres of Indian music and a
commercial Bengali album to his credit
Arnab has taken initial vocal training from his father, and con-
tinues to consult him on an ongoing basis. His voice is a perfect fit
for a vast repertoire of contemporary pop songs. Also a keyboard
and tabla player, Arnab has a wide appreciation for several genres of
music, from Indian Classical to mainstream Hip-Hop.
The initial upbringing in a family inclined towards classical mu-
sic, combined with contemporary influence, allows Arnab to render
a certain element of uniqueness in his compositions.
The years since then until now, Arnab reflected, have been a pe-
riod of "intense hard work and a feverish passion to contribute to
the music industry".
Abin, another member of the band, was born in Kerala, India,

HAPPY first wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Mohan and Elena Singh who celebrate
their special day today. Greetings from their loving
son, Tevin, parents, Mr, and Mrs. Claude Welcome
of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, and Mr. and Mrs.
Phagu Singh of the USA. Brothers, sisters, other
relatives and friends.

and raised in Dubai where he would jam on a Technics keyboard. He
went to the United States to live the American dream and this is
where it all happened. Having a degree in Mechanical Engineering
didn't really excite him.
After meeting his fellow band members, he discovered similar
musical interests and things just
fell in place.
Musically, Abin is deeply influ-
enced by A.R. Rahman, the famous
Indian composer. Western influ-
ences include The Eagles, Guns &
Roses and Bryan Adams, among
others. He strongly believes that
S music is the universal language a
language known to all.
"As a musician, I feel blessed
to be part of this medium of com-
munication and I hope to inspire the
world through our band's music," he
A man of few words and
breathtaking bass rifts is Michael
Allen, the bassist and flute player
of the band. His passion for travel
has led him to explore many places
around the world, and to develop a
MICHAELALLEN taste for many styles of music. Fol-
lowing several years of jazz train-
ing. Michael has cultivated his musical interests, performing rock,
jazz, Western classical, calypso, and R&B in various groups.


By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) Mona Lisa, the mysterious woman
immortalized in Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century
masterpiece, had just given birth to her second son when
she sat for the painting, a French art expert said on
The discovery was made by a tean of Canadian scientists
who used special infrared and three-dimensional technology to
peer through hitherto impenetrable paint layers on the work,
which now sits in the Louvre museum in Paris.
Bruno Mottin of the French Museums' Center for Research
and Restoration said that on very close examination of the
painting it became clear that the Mona Lisa's dress was cov-
ered in a thin transparent gauze veil.
"This type of gauze dress ... was typical of the kind worn
in early 16th century Italy by women who were pregnant or
who had just given birth. This is something that had never been
seen up to now because the painting was always judged to be
dark and difficult to examine," he told a news conference.
"We can now say that this painting by Leonardo da Vinci
was painted to commemorate
the birth of the second son of
the Mona Lisa, which helps
us to date it more precisely to
around 1503."
The young woman with
the ambiguous half smile has
been identified as Lisa
Gherardini. wife of Florentine
merchant Francesco de
Gio:ondo. She had five chil-
Mottin also said that,
con rary to popular belief, the
subject had not let her hair
hane freely but in fact wore a
bor slet from which only a few
cur ll" managed to escape.
"People A\sls a \w'ote
tha the lona I.isa had al-
Ioss ed her hair to hang fricel
ovr her shoulders. T'Ihis
greatly surprised historians
because letting your hair hang
freely during the Renaissance A SNAPSHOT of a high resolul
was typical of young girls handout photo. (National Rese
and women of poor virtue."
he said.
The experts from Canada's National Research Council said
the painting was in fragile condition but should not suffer too
much damage if taken care of properly.
"The wood panel on which the Monia Lisa is painted is
ma; mmammuesmrmaa

'le October 8, 2006 x

He also plays the flute occasionally with a Christian gospel group from
Kenya, and has shared stage with Anoushka Shankar, supporting her on the
tanpura. He brings a unique blend of influences to the team.
Andy Blume possesses blazzin' guitar hooks. As a rock/punk
musician with an ear for a catchy
pop song, Andy was the perfect
choice for adding an edge to the
group's compositions.
His rock background comple-
ments the other musical styles
found in the Rainbows. His erratic
dancing and endless energy make
Shis stage performances memorable
Arnab said directing with the
Mighty Sparrow was humbling ex-
perience. He spoke glowingly of his
S"devotion, contagious energy, and
his constant wit.
Sparrow too, was in praise of
their work. "1 don't have the mo-
nopoly on talent. These guys have
sweet voices. Can you improve
ANDY BLUME perfection?"
Rainbow Raani producer
Pradeep Samtani is more than happy that the band and Sparrow have
been chosen to perform at the Bollywood Music Awards.
Of course, it would be a further platform to sell his gen-
der-bender movie, which he hopes will appeal to international


sensitive to temperature and climate variations. However, if its
current storage conditions are maintained, there is no risk of deg-
radation," the NRC said in a statement.
"The 12 cm (3-1/2 inch) split on the top half of the paint-
ing, which was probably due to the removal of the original frame
and repaired between the middle of the 18th and beginning of
the 19th century, appears to be stable and has not worsened over
The council had hoped to discover more details about
Leonardo's "sfumato" technique of subtly blending one tone into
another, which the artist used to create a hazy effect. But scien-
tist John Taylor said the team had been frustrated by the lack of
brush stroke detail on the painting.
"It's extremely thinly painted and extremely flat, and yet
the details of the curls of hair, for example are extremely dis-
tinct. So the technique is unlike anything we've ever seen be-
fore. Leonardo was in a league of his own," he said.
Close examination of the craquelure the fine pattern of cracks
formed on old paintings showed the paint layers were still
firmly attached to the poplar wood panel on which Leonardo
created his masterpiece.

ion 3D model of the Mona Lisa is seen in this undated
arch Council of Canada/Handout/Reuters)

"We didn't see an) sign of paint lifting. So lor a 5010-
year-old painting it's very good news. And if the) continue
to keep it the way they have in an environment-conlrolled
chamber, it could remain like that for a .er long time,"
Taylor said.
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dad sues over

By Natalie Finn

E!ONLINE Fantasia
Barrino's life pre-American
Idol may not have been a fairy
tale, but according to her
father, the book about her life
includes some parts that are
pure fiction.
The American Idol winner's
dad, Joseph Barrino. sued
publisher Simon & Schuster for
$10 million last month, alleging
that the 2005 memoir 'Fantasia:
Life Is Not a Fairytale' contains
"false, exaggerated, sensational,
intentional and malicious
Joe Barrino, a truck
driver and a musician himself,
is claiming that, although his
daughter is listed as the
book's author, it was the
singer's grandmother, pastor
Addie Collins, who actually
penned the story. The details
that granny supposedly fudged
include a description of Joe
Barrino as being hostile to the
music industry, a part where
he asks his daughter for
money, and the suggestion
that his children's music
careers were more important
to him than their education.
(Fantasia has three brothers
and their parents, Joe and
Diane, are still married.)
In Life Is Not a Fairytale.
which was recently umade into a
Lifetime biopic starring the
author-on-record herself, Barrino
provides a first-person account
of her life, from her poverty-
stricken upbringing in North



Carolina to becoming a single
mother at 17 to winning the Idol
crown in 2004. She discusses
being raped as a teenager by a
high school classmate and also
discloses that she was
functionally illiterate,
memorising the songs that she
was scheduled to pertorln by
ear. rather than by reading the
lyrics, andli mprvising her hwayI
Ih-llo llh somel of Idol's scriptedl
"The unfortunate
publication of Fantasia's life
story by Simon & Schuster
seeks to capitalise on her
Anmerican Idol success
through disparaging certain
members of her family," .loe
Barrino's attorney. Kendall
Minter, said in a statement.
"The lawsuit seeks to redress
these wrongs and restore the
integrity of the family
Just how certain episodes
of Barrino's life really played

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out has already been an issue.
Fox objected to a scene in
Lifetime's small-screen
adaptation of her bio in which
an Idol producer oh-so-gently
informs Barrino of the chatter
swirling about her being a high
school dropout and unwed
mother. The fictional
producer then sensitively
informs the Ilhen-19-year-old
that no one would blame; her]
for dro'ppiing out of the
Fo\ declared the scene to be
a "complete fabrication."
Besides, in addition to being
slca/y, it also would have been
shoddy business. HBarrino's
debut album. Free Yourself. \\as
nominated for four (Grainllivs
and her first single, "1 Believe,"
spent 1 1 weeks atop ihe
Billboard 100.
News of the lawsuit comes
as Life Is Not a Fairytale's
ghostwriter, Kim Green, spoke
out to Radar Online saying she


would like some recognition for
her contribution to the book.
which sold nearly 50.000 copies
and made the New York Times
bestseller list.
"1 want people to know that
I wrote that book," says Green.
who was reportedly paid
$45.000 for her efforts.
Green tells Radar Onliinc thai
she decided to come forward and
publicly demand
acknow\ledmienl after nol being
asked to consult on the Ii'eltime
biopic and the indignity of having
to actually buy a ticket to a
recent Fantasia concert in
But with Joe Barrino's
lawsuit pending. Green's timing
might be a little off.
As for Fantasia, the 22-
year-old songbird is set to
release her sophomore effort,
tentatively titled 'Young (irl,
Old Soul', and featuring a
duet with uber-diva Aretha
Franklin, November 28.

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By Terence Roberts

CREATING pleasure is one of
the foremost objectives of the
Arts, whether literature,
painting, sculpture, films,
music, theatre, cuisine. But
the word 'pleasure',5 s a con-
cept amid feeling 1 today un-
der a' ack from those who
seem i get 'pleasure; from
causis people pain, and this
abnoi al behaviour has be-
come. omnilon, like a newi
trend ': fashion that is sold
to citi 'us on the front pages
of ne .papers. iin novels.
poem. 'ilins and the horrible
lines ;ian;ly songs. lTo solme
exten -.ichl negative content
in the -lts and media help to
make ,is adjust to pain, atnd
beconi' numb to pleasure.
both lp'italll and pliysicall.
O 'i l,'t "lh .l' .' 'I\
'a hCrV .he' ',\ % 0 Id 1 1h ', i\'!CC
.1 '.iIk Ct1 l ]1 ,.'p! .'1'.\ U\ 111 '
[li\ [ ,'.J lliC',but lll 'll '" Hl. It
h II ,!\ mn d'liitu1n loi 'o0 dl

ing the historical wrongs and.
pains humans Ihave inflicted on
each other. One look at the an-
cient culture and painting of
tropical Africa (not Elgypt) and
India reveals an enolnllous eIm-
phasis on sensuality. serenlity.
magical effects. and erolics,
which adcd up to pleasure. -O()n
of the helpful acts of the de l l-
oping world has been the illlto-
duction of sociological iepoorts.
docuimlentary fiilns, essays andl
anthropological s'tulies, histori-
cal evidence which ser xc to in-
torm aind instruct politicians.
goV'clinellnllts. ci\ il selr\ inl,.
busince peopIle, eLtc. \\hlo i'
thll pal \ .illCtI llionl. 11 Il\ '1i 1)r-
clr Cquiipped mii all' tl o pl''o-
pol e ri- l .actlI\ 1 : ', \\ 11 lich ol\
problellms olf itmdiii lcr'.i. lini!g
c nc( I rCC 'IIiIj aJl' id '. nLt1 l \'iolL'Tl
1an l rtilon ll inin. 'nr \ ii,

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while making us feel it imagina-
What better purpose can
the creative arts serve if not
to inspire and create a cul-
ture of pleasure via poetry,
fiction, flluns. theatre, photog-
raphy, painting, sculpture,
songs and instrumental inmu-
sic. cuisine? If people's lives
are difficult. with little love
or affection, money, with ill-
ness, fear, lack of freedom
due to famiil\. social, or reli-
gious pressures. racism, etc..
Nwhat purpose ould it serve
to experience works of art
that were no different than
all these probl s iii There is
:a word o t the illness of wal-
lowingl in olne's sufftcring. or
misfortune. or depression:
-\las'ochism'. fhlie tfanionus
21ih century exi\ tcl iliiit

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S Ministry of Education


The Ministry of Education invites .:eaedi bids froml pre-qtL'i;fiod
bidders to uind take and conm.' t i e i' ,lovV'inc m ni tnijn'e .im

rehabilitation works.
(1) Rehabilitation Winfer Gardens Primary School
(2) Rehabilitation New Amsterdam Technical Institute
(3) Construction of Toilet Block Ascension Community High School

2 Bidding will Lb conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and are open
to pre-qualified contractors only.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from
T. Persaud, Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam, tel.#: 223-7900 and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the above address, from Mondays -
Thursdays: 9:00 am 3:30 pm and Fridays 9:00 am 2:30 pm.

4 Qualifications requirements are listed in Section two (11) (Bidding Data
Sheet), ITB 19.1 of the bid document.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders from Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam at a non
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5000.00) each. The method of
payment is cash. The Bidding documents will be uplifted at the time of

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 am on
Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Bids should bear no identity of the bidder.
Electronic bidding will not be accepted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids
will be opened in the presence of the bidders' or their representatives
who choose to attend in person at the address below. All bids must be
accompanied by valid G.R.Aand N.I.S compliances.

7. Address:

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

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary



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'THE FOUR CONTINENTS il;. by Pieter Paul Rubens, one of many paintings displaying
the nrmily o, n an by this great Southern Dutcn painter, whose -lemish culture strove
tor human pleasure.

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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006


From page XII
and Simone de Beauvoir,
also called such mental wal-
lowing, 'Bad faith'.
The work of art that
delivers pleasure may do so in
three basic ways, sometimes all
three combined. (1) Story. (2)
Brilliant use of words,
sentences, stanzas, paragraphs,
or the arrangement of scenes, as
in films, theatre, photography.
(3) Structure; the final stylistic
arrangement of the work of art.
For example, some of the best
recent Pop songs, like 'Be
without you' by Mary J. Blige;
'Dontcha' by the Pussycat
Dolls; 'Crazy' by Nzarls
Barkley; 'Boyfriend' by Ashlee

Simpson, nor Bollywood Pop
.songs like 'Kiss me Baby' and
'Falak Dekhun' from Garamn
Masala. The entire structure of
these songs adds up to pleasure,
and adds to a culture of
pleasure. Yet, the work of art
does not have to repeat words
of love in a simplistic and
immature fashion to project
pleasure, as these songs prove.
Pleasure is a concept, a feeling
which exists IN OPPOSITION
to the tragic and negative
circumstances that are also a
part of our lives, but which good
works of art do not glorify as
In one of the greatest nov-
els ever written, 'The Outsider'
by Albert Camus, the narrator-

THE unique ancient pre-Columbian sculptures of the
Remojodas culture of pre-Columbian Mexico, depicted
frankly laughing natives.

hero is made to feel he is a-
heartless, cold-blooded killer by
conventions of his of his soci-
ety after he is arrested for de-
fending himself against someone
who attacks him with a knife.
But while on trial, evidence is
provided showing that on the
day he knew his mother died, he
went swimming on the beach
with his girlfriend, and had sex
with her. In short, he did not act
as if he had respect for his
mother, did not wallow in un-
happiness, depression, self-pity,
and for this he is seen as a
heartless born-killer, and con-
demned to death.
But at the novel's end.
when a priest visits him in his
cell and asks him to repent and
beg forgiveness before God. he
explains in a brilliant unforget-
table scene that he is happy in
his heart and conscience, and
cannot repcnl, because he is not
what society made him out to
be. This masterpiece of art, of
profound human and social
value, which helped Camnus to
receive the Nobel Prize for lit-
erature, shows where the pur-
suit of pleasure can be made to
look like a crime against social
Nowhere in the novel is
there evidence that the narrator
disliked, disrespected, or did
not inwardly love or mourn the
loss of his mother, but his posi-
tive behaviour at a time of nega-
tive circumstances, condemned
him as an 'outsider' in society's
eyes. Calnus's novels \\ere all
about I the human conscience
and 'The Plague' is another
which depicts pleasure as lthe
social commitment of a w\onder-
ful doctor who lakes care of his
fellow citizens during a deadly
epidemic. The culture of plea-
sure is therefore also a social
path in our daily lives, where we
offer help pleasantly to others.
in our jobs. in the streets, in ca-
fes, clubs, at school, etc. In
short, everywhere we encounter
each other, that is. if we see our-

N I 'N

In accordance with Section 10(4) of the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act, Chapter
82:21, the public is hereby notified that the next general licensing meeting of the
District Licensing Board for the county of Demerara, will be held on
Wednesday, 22nd November 2006 at 1300 hrs (1.00pm) at the Georgetown
Magistrate's Court No. 1.

Applications for the issue and transfer of intoxicating liquor licences for hotels,
restaurants, members' clubs, taverns and spirit shops should be submitted to the
Commissioner of Customs and Trade Administration not later than thirty (30) days
prior to the holding of the meeting.

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.Guyana.zeueauPAutbodty .-,-,-- .................. . . . .. .

selve s as human.
In South Anerica, the tradi-
tion of a culture of pleasure is
rooted in Pre-Columbian times,
when cocoa was cultivated and
chocolate invented as an aphro-
disiac. Numerous Indian tribes
from Mexico to Argentina were
noted for their joviality and
sensuality, their love of feasting
and creativity. The famous
Remojodas Indians of pre-
Columbian Vera Cruz in Mexico
became known for their unique
figurative sculptures if frankly
laughing faces. In Guyana, na-
tive Indian tribes like the
Warraus, Akawaio, Arawak,
Wapishanna and Wai-Wai be-
came known for their easy-go-
ing, fun-loving habits, and love

of comedy.
Only after European con-
quests did such cultures learn
concepts like 'original sin',
'pornography' etc. Spanish and
Portuguese brought somber
tragic religious ideas from a Eu-
rope that was plagued by
bloody wars among themselves
and Moorish invaders. Whereas
Latins wore dark somber
clothes, Indians in North and
South America wore very
colourful clothes and accesso-
ries. Only the Netherlands, es-
pecially the Southern Dutch or
Flemish, who settled perma-
nently in Essequibo, Demerara
and Berbice between 1580 and
1812, had a fun-loving, uninhib-
ited culture of sensuality, drink,

feasting, dance, similar to the
native Indians in many ways.
They also wore brightly striped
and embroidered clothes, which
turned out to be one of the rea-
sons Indian tribes in Guyana
liked them.
Moreover, Flemish cul-
ture was one of the first in
Europe to display equality be-
tween races, and both Natives
and Africans would gradually
grow with the, into one fam-
ily tree in Guyana's history.
Today, sweet pastries, ginger
beet, cane juice, black pud-
ding, all introduced by Hol-
land to Guyana, are not seen
as ethnic European culture,
but a creole Guyanese cul-
ture of pleasure.

Republic of Guyana
Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit
Office of the President
Credit No. 3726-GY., Project ID No. OP/EOI-0609001 Expressions of interest

The Government of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank toward
the cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit (PSTAC), and intends to
apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.
The Country Financial Accountability Assessment (CF AA) in Guyana, conducted
in June 2002. revealed several deficiencies related to the fiscal, financial and
fiduciary management systems in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Based on
the CFAA team's assessment the recommendations were narrowed to three
critical components, one of which is to, 'Strengthen the Integrity Commission's
operations relating to the disclosure of public officials' assets.
Stemming from this report, a Fiduciary Oversight study (Bradford report) was
conducted to identify and categorize specific recommendations based on the
above named focus area, as well as the two other areas reviewed. Thirty of the
report's total recommendations were later approved and selected for
implementation by the Government. Of these, two recommendations specifically
related to the role of the Integrity Commission. The recommendations identified
that the role of the Integrity Commission should be remodeled based on the
Trinidad and Tobago's Integrity Commission to take on four roles: Prevention:
Investigation; Enforcement; and Enlistment of public support.
The Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit now invite eligible
consultants to indicate their interest in providing services to design the reform of
the Integrity Commission of Guyana to be modeled on the Trinidad and Tobago
Integrity Commission that will undertake the four roles mentioned above. This
would partly entail the drafting of new legislation/regulations; developing new
procedures and systems; conducting staffing needs assessment and redesigning
of the organization; etc. Interested consultants must provide information
indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of
similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate
skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the
World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World
Bank Borrowers (current edition). Interested consultants may obtain further
information at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by October 20,

Mr. Marc King Procurement Officer
Office of the President
Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit (PCPMU)
New Garden St. Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana.
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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006

Molasses urea blocks as

supplementary feed for cattle

CATTLE production systems
in Guyana are pasture based
with solme sllpplellentaltion
using locally available agro-
by-products. These by-prod-
iucts are mainly coprai meal,
rice bran, w heat middling and
molasses. In recent times, tihe
amount of land available for
.-razing and pasture has been
reduced and restricted be-
cause of tIhe increased ex-
ports of cargo rice and copra.
This has worsenedd l lie poor
nutritional status of the
cattle due to the reductions in
Molasses, a source of high
energy may be used to offset
some of the deficiencies result-

ing flrom this siluatioln. IlHow
ever, because it is a liquid, soimeI
dilTiculies are experienced with
iranslrl;alion, storage, handling
.ind dlisrinbution. Using Moloks-
ses l;reai Block (NMUlB) can im-
pio\ lIlih utilil\ ol this Ifed c Ie
source, not o11tnll o\ ercomilig
it. liandiid l niid soirige C piob
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Thle inclusiiOn olf e cl lllind
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Iihe abilil\ of 111C cattle to digest
feed. Thlie utilisiion of lthe urea
iln u111 inian.I is. llo\ \C r. call, for
care in otIrdcr to a\oid to\icii\
problems. The consumption of
urea bh animal s must hb limited

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lilin illl( is to mli\ it il thle t11)-
lisscs to miakeN Molilscs s Ureai
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us(i ofl urLea ill a IliunilcMid a ld pro-
gr'ssi\ie manner, It inlcrcases the
efficiency ofroughige uilisiion
rcsultin hi increased milk yield.


Invitation for Bids

1. The Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank towards the
Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply of
Goods and Services.
2. The Government of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from eligible
suppliers for the supply of:
53 Desktop Computers
53 UPS 500VA
53 Black &White LaserJet Pnnter
105 Stabilizers 1200VA
110 SurgeArrest
1 Scanner, flat bed
53 modems
53 Software. Microsoft Office Professional 2003

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift
Bidding Documents at the following address from 9:00 h to 15 30 h from September 25.
Health Sector Development Unit
Attention:Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: prakash_sookdeo@excite.comr
3. Bidding Document can be pcL'chased by interested bidders upon payment of a non
refundable fee of G$5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The
method coi in- a ..,il be by company cheque.
4. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the
name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not
open before Tuesday, October 24, 2006."
5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown. Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday. October 24. 2006
and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representative who choose to attend at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on October
6. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name
of the company submitting the bid from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the
National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
7. A Bid Security of five hundred and thirty three thousand five hundred and twenty
dollars of the tendered sum is required.
T h' hat.sert is noti.riiiinlihhl for hids not received thereof on or before the time

eps asibitfor the re iod d returned

uA d. r ..
Prakloh Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470,226-2425,226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: / prakash sookdeo(excite.com
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li may :ls,; improve i ertiliy in
animals where mineral delCicin-
cies occulr.

Thlie composition olf ie
blocks can \'aI1l\1 in accordance
\\ilh thel puiIpose o tl e o l' ocks.
1 pe il in ii. il. lype oil pi( dli
()liton l Illd 11C seai ol I C e l\ i%1'.
Otlied ic'edietC l' lCil I ille met I
pointed suel as poullr\ miiure
ti'e a sotilCe of nitrogenC anld drugs
fro treamlieni against parasities.
an\ igiCildienlts can be tused
to make NIl'Bl in accordance
\\ ilh tlihe ai ilahililv\ nutriti\c
value price. easiness olf
ulilisation and their inl]ucnce on
the qIuality of the blocks. The
ingrediens used locally air clas-
sified as : ftolloms:
Urea: This is a source of ni-
lrogeen. \\ Ilich can bie digesIed by
cattle. It is expected to pro\ ide
nilrogen hkclv to be dclicicn ill
[lie Ieed of ruminlanll. Its con-
sumption should be vilitmied in
(qlianlil and spread oul over
lile in order to avoid toxicihv
,id -rCgUla;le ile le\el on llamlllo-
niall i h ruenat;c this would aid
in the better degradation of' the
cellulose matter.
Molasses: Molasses is a
source of ruinen fernentble en-
crgy source or carbohydrate. It
is a palatable carrier for urea and
minerals. It is also a source of
trace elements and somenic macro
elements such as sulphur. cal-
cium, iron. potassium and a
good source of B vitamins. The
taste and smell of molasses are
very appetizing and make the
block more attractive to the ani-
Absorbent: The primary
function of the absorbent/ fibre
is to absorb molasses, which is

block. Wheatl and rice brlans for
example 1 ha1\e \lrious uses.
They have good nutritive vahle
and pro\ ide energy, protein and
phosphorus. They also absorb
the water obtained in the miolas-
ses and pro\ id the block \\ ith
structure. The best sources of

fibre are dried leaves from lor-
age trees such as Gi (;icidiia spp..
sugar cane biegasse, chopped hay
anti rice strI;. Beliore using fi-
bre. it muiisl be chopped into
small pieces, dried and passed
through a 1-2 c11i scrccn.
Salt: I hIs is' added both as
L '(oiriicc (Il tlllc'nIIl Ialld to pre-
\ il lite 1 11ls Iro l dealing too
iLiic 1i ol Ile M lIl. fCeed blocks
tic gcneimill\ meant to be taken
on a 'little land often' basis.
lhislcer, someC animals nmay
conIsunmeMol llle han is necessIary
at a lime. This nmay lead to urea
molasses loxiclties. High levels
of salt lend to reduce intake.
Binder: Agents that have
been employ ed to hold other in-
gredients together in the feed
blocks are called binders. These
include: quicklime. slaked lime.
plaster and cemenIt.

Proportion of ingredients
The literature has indicated
several proportional composi-
tions. The Iocus of table 1 will
be on three different composi-

\\eight. The following proce-
dcure should he observed while
niaking the IMUB:
1. Weigh all ingredients
2. Dissolve the urea and
salt in hot water
3. Mix urea/salt solution
Smith filler/c cement
4. Mix cement paste
with molasses to uniform con-
5. Line the moulds with
6. Pour mass into
moulds and compact it
7. Leave for one to two
days for blocks to harden.

The quality of the block
should be: smooth and even with
the ingredients very' well dis-
tributed throughout the block.

Ingredients 1 1 2 1 3
Rice bran % 1 30 30 20
Molasses % 35 45 50
Minerals % 15 0 0
Urea% 2.5 10 10
Salt % 2.5 5 10
Cement % 15 10 10

Table 1: Composition of Dif-
ferent Blocks
The essential materials
needed to make a MUB are:
moulds. ingredients. mixing
equipment, scale, mixing pans/
In making the blocks, the
WaterI: cement ratio is very im-
portant. ;as it \\ill determine the
final quality of the block. The
quality of the water used de-
pends on the a1iou1int otf cement.
The ration is 100 parts of ce-
ment to 37 parts water by

hard enough so that it is not eas-
ily squashed between the fingers
and resistant enough not to
break when a person steps on
The cost per block depends
on the ingredients used, their
unit cost and the size of the
For further information
on the making and using of
MUB please contact: N.
Cumberbatch. Research Sci-
entist attach to NARI. Mon
Repos, E.C.D.

In accordance with Section 10(4) of the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act,
Chapter 82:21, the public is hereby notified that the next general licensing meeting
of the District Licensing Board for the county of Essequibo, will be held on
Tuesday, 14th November 2006 at 1300 hrs (1.00 pm)at the Suddie
Magistrate's Court.

SApplicants for the Issue and transfer of intoxicating liquor licences for hotels,
'restaurants, members' clubs, taverns and spirit shops should be submitted to the
Commissioner of Customs and Trade Administration not later than thirty (30) days
prior to the holding of the meeting.

.. . . . : .

Khurshid Sattaur
Guyana Revenue Authorityv

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Sunday Chronicle October 8, 2006

Hello Readers,

THIS week, we will examine
the importance of standards
as we celebrate National
Quality week. We will also
examine some ways in which
we can improve the standard
and quality of our products
and services. National quality
week is here again. This
significant event which is
celebrated in Guyana from
October 09-14 will culminate
on World Standards Day
which is observed on October
14 annually.

The definition and
observance of a quality week, in
conjunction with World
Standards Day, has become a
yearly feature in Guyana to
communicate commitment to
standards and quality, and to
raise the quality consciousness
of the people of Guyana.
The theme chosen this year
by the International Standards
Organizations for the celebration
of world standards day is
'Standards: Big benefits for
small business'. The focus
therefore, this week is on
standardisation in relation to
small business. The primary
concern of any business should
be quality of its products and
services since the image of the
business depends on these

In order to be successful, a
business must offer products or
services that meet a well-

defined need, use or purpose;
satisfy customers' expectations
comply with applicable
standards and specifications;
comply with statutory and
other requirements of society;
are made available at
competitive prices; and that are
provided at cost which will
yield a profit.
In order to meet its
objectives, the business need to
organise itself in such a way
that the technical, administrative
and human factors affecting the
quality of its products and
services will be under control.
All such control should be
oriented towards reduction,
elimination and most
importantly, prevention of
quality deficiencies.
Quality must be built into
good during the production
processes and into services
during their performances by
every individual involved in an
organisation. This means that
there must be definite approach
within any organization to set
and maintain specific standards
at all stages of production of
goods and rendering of services
in order that the desired quality
levels will always be attained.

The management of an
organisation or business has the
highest and ultimate
responsibility for the quality of
goods and services through the
effective harnessing of
appropriate materials.
personnel, machinery and
methods that it employs in lthe
production of the goods and the
rendering of the services to
Quality, as prime necessity.
should be a personal

commitment for each and every
worker in the business.
Standards must not be lowered
and quality should not be
compromised, even when
allowance has been made for
differences of taste, and other
Quality must become a
habit of each one of us. We muust
think quality, plan quality, do
quality and maintain quality at
all times.

The kec to an, successful
product or service is that the
customer must be satisfied at all
limes. To satisfy the customer.
the product must arrive in the
right quantities, at the right time
at the right place, and provide
the righli functions for the right
period of time. Of course, all of
these imust be available to the
customer at the right time.
Ii is not enough. ho\\cver.
to produce goods and se prices
in the right quantity at the right
time. Equally important is to
assure the customers h that Ithe
goods produced are of the right
In ernatlional traIde and
commerce demand that there
should be strict adihrience to
laid down standards and quahty
specifications. Countries \wlichl
cannot produce goods and
services of very high quality
find it very difficult to penetrate
the international markets.

Guyana's move for a

In accordance with Section 10(4) of the intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act,
Chapter 82:21, the public is hereby notified that the next general licensing meeting
of the District Licensing Board for the county of Berbice, will be held on
Tuesday., 14?h November 2006 at 13:00 hrs (1:00 pm)at the New Amsterdam
Magistrate's Court.

Applicants 1o; the issue and transfer of intoxicating ';i.! r. ..~.e, for hitcis,
restaurants, members' clubs, taverns and spirit shops shod ie i ito
the Commissioner of Customs and Trarie Administraiion 1;ui later tiilrn thirty (3,1
days prior to thr holding o' the meeting.

Khurshid Sattaur
, Commissioner-Generai
I Guyana Revenue Authority .
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better and more stable
economy is dependent on
the excellence we put in to
our work, our products, and
services and the controls
we utilize to ensure that
excellence. As we celebrate
National Quality Week, let
us invoke that quality
consciousness, build on the
quality culture, and
maintain quality at all
times. Do join us next week
when we will continue to
look at more interesting
and informative issues.
A happy national Quality

This article was provided
by Dr. Chatterpaul Ralncharran,
Guyana National Bureau of
Standards in collaboration with

Vacancies exist in the Ministry of Health for the undermentioned positions:-

1. Assistant FieldAuditor
2. Stock Verifier


Assistant Field Auditor

GCE 'O' Level/ CXC (General I-lll) or Basic I in at least four (4) subjects
including English Language plus a minimum of four (4) years relevant
experience, at least two (2) of which should be at the Clerk III level or any
equivalent grade in either Accounting, Storekeeping, Auditing or in any other
related field.


GCE 'O' Level / CXC (General I- III) or Basic I in at least three (3) subjects
including English Language or Mathematics plus a minimum of six (6) years
relevant experience, at least two (2) years of which should be at the Clerk III
level or an equivalent grade in eitherAccounting, Storekeeping, Auditing or any
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Full primary education plus a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience,
at least two (2) years of which should be at the Clerk III level or an equivalent
grade in eitherAccounting. Storekeeping, Auditing or in any other related field.

Stock Verifier

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including English Language plus four (4) years experience in Government
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She sang almost as soon as she could talk. Stand-
ing before a mirror, hairbrush in hand, Denyce graves
would mimic the gospel singers she heard at the Gar-
den of Prayer Pentecostal Church in Washington, D.C.
Noting the ways music transformed her mother, Dor-
othy, the little girl, decided that it was something you
could always call on, even when you possessed noth-
ing else.
To the outside world in the early 1970s, Denyce
and her family seemed deprived. Her parents had sepa-
rated, and her mother, who worked as a laundress and
typist, could barely make ends meet. But inside their
scrubbed apartment was a secret world filled with up-
lifting words of gospel music, encyclopedias and wall
hangings reminding the children that hard work and faith
were the paths to success.
"You are special," Dorothy told her son and two
daughters regularly. "You can do anything."
Sometimes the mother's dreams clashed might-
ily with reality. On Galveston Street in Southwest Wash-
ington, Denyce was ridiculed by neighbourhood children
for wearing homemade dresses and for her "uncool"
taste in music. Bullies mistook her reserve for snob-
bishness and taunted her for "acting white."
One day, a mentally disturbed neighbour wan-
dered by while the Graves children helped Dorothy wash
their car. The woman began cursing at the family, and
then lunged at them with a broom handle. Dorothy
chased the woman away, but when she returned, her
hands were shaking. Denyce's stomach churned as she
picked up a soapy sponge from the bucket.
Suddenly, from across the car's roof, she heard
a deep and gentle hum. Then her mother's rich alto
burst forth in a familiar gospel song. Instinctively
Denyce joined in. Then the other children followed until
their combined voices were as strong as a wall. Sing-
ing seemed to make the bad stuff go away.
'There is a public high school that you should con-
sider applying to," Denyce's teacher, Judith Grove, told
her one day in 1977, when Denyce was in junior high
school. "It's called the Duke Ellington School of Arts."
Grove handed Denyce an application. "You need an
audition to get in."
Under Grove's tutelage, the tall, gawky girl
began to blossom with hope. "I want to perform on
stage," she announced to Grove one day. She began
singing solos in church and spent extra hours practic-
ing at school. But first she had to escape the streets
of her Washington neighbourhood. Going to Ellington
would be a good start.
(Taken from "She Heard the Music" by Suzanne
About the Passage
What a wonderful piece of writing! There was not
going in circles. The writer knew what was to be told
and told it forthwith. This is a manageable style that
can be tried by you CXC students. Note how few but
telling words make up the dialogue.
Now, try to respond to the following stimulating ques-
tions to get deeper into Suzanne Chazin's writing.
1. Read the passage and note all that is told about
little Denyce Graves. Note how the writer has made
her identify with her parent's values and teachings.
Note how loudly the home surroundings spoke to
Denyce and her siblings about paths to success.
2. What is implied by the following words?
a) "She sang almost as soon as she could talk."
b) "inside their scrubbed apartment;"
c) "Sometimes the mother's dreams clashed might-
ily with reality."
d) "Bullies mistook her reserve for snobbishness;"

e) "until their combined voices were a strong wall;"
f) "Going to Ellington would be a good start."
3. Note the kinds of challenges the family members
were made to face and how they were able to solve

Something to try: Make up a story about a young
man who is greatly influenced by parental guidance and
other worthy influences in his environment. What would
you make him become? What would you make him
be influenced by? Do try to write.
Personal Check: What have you mastered well in
your writing so far? Check up and come up with a fair
answer, then resolve to add more skills to improve
reader interest and a better score.
Bringing the Story to Life
Reminder: There are many ways to bring a story
to life.
Let's look at the use of dialogue.
"You are special," Dorothy told her son and two
daughters regularly. "You can do anything."
Instead of:
Dorothy told her son and two daughters that they
were special and could do anything.
Punctuating the Dialogue
Reminder: When we use dialogue in a story we
must be careful to have the correct punctuation.
Solution to the Exercise
a) "Do you see any balloons?" said Francis
b) "No," said Betty. "Can you see any from
where you are now?"
c) "The vagabonds are in hiding," said the
scared mother after a while.
d) "What a long way we are from the river!"
said Dorcas.

2. Were you able to make a splendid job of making
up the two conversation lines and punctuating them
well? What did you make the old gentleman and the
old Dartmouth sailor say to the children? Let's hope
that they were good thoughts. Let a good study part-
ner look at your effort

The Passage
Ten thousand vehicles careened through the Green
Park this perfect afternoon. Such a show! And I have
seen all watch'd it narrowly, and at my leisure. Pri-
vate barouches, cabs, and coups, some fine horseflesh
- lapdogs, footmen, fashions, foreigners, cockades on
hats, crests on panels the full oceanic tide of New
York's wealth and 'gentility'. It was an impressive, rich,
international circus on a grand scale, full of action and
colour in the beauty of the day, under the clear sun and
moderate breeze. Yet what I saw in those hours (I took
two other occasions, two other afternoons to watch the
same scene) confirms a thought that haunts me every
additional glimpse I get of our top-loftical general or
rather exceptional phases of wealth and fashion in this
country namely, that they are ill at ease, much too
conscious, cased in too many cerements, and far from
happy that there is nothing in them which we who
are poor and plain need at all envy, and that instead of
the perennial smell of the grass and woods and shores,
their typical redolence is of soaps and essences, very
rare may be, but suggesting the barber shop some-
thing that turns stale and musty in a few hours anyhow.

What interesting ways some writers can set down
personal and private observations of their fellow human-
kind! Can you be as direct as the unnamed writer

above? Try this kind. We hope it appeals to you.

Let's set you some questions to make sure that the
message and intent are properly assessed.
1. What is the meaning of each word as it is used
in the passage?
a) careening,
b) 'gentility',
c) cerements,
d) redolence
2. Were there really ten thousand vehicles at the
Green Park? The writer has certainly used figure lan-
guage. State that figure of speech, and say why the
writer has used it.
3. Why do you think that the ongoing affair at the
Green Park was termed "interminable circus on a grand
scale"? Explain this for an interested partner to under-

Let's go quickly through the part of speech called
the pronoun. Here is a list of the different types of pro-
(a) Personal pronoun, e.g. the first speaker (first
person), e.g. I, us; the one spoken to (second person),
you, yours; the one spoken of (third person), e.g. she,
it, they.
She has eaten the tarts and the gum.
(b) Interrogative pronoun asks questions, e.g. who,
what, whom, etc
Who is in the house?
With whom did you speak?
(c ) Relative pronoun, (This is both pronoun and
connective.) E.g. who, whichever,
This is the gentleman who came in later today.
The man whom you booked was young Germy.
(d) Demonstrative pronoun points out. Examples
are this and that.
These are the errors.
What is this?
(e) Indefinite pronoun does not point out so defi-
nitely as the demonstrative one. Examples are: any-
one, someone.
Some have been hanged already.
No one had a good bank balance that year.
(f) Compound personal pronoun used to
emphasise and to reflect the subject or refer to it
They did the work themselves.
She hit herself unconscious.

Something to do
A) Grab a suitable book and find sentences where
the pronouns can be readily identified by you.
B) Write an interesting story based on the given pic-
ture. Make sure that you use your pronouns correctly

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Suda Choncl Octbe 8, 200 Page~ XV

ON SOME occasions,
patients attend the dental
clinic with signs and
symptoms depicting the oral
phenomenon of a venereal
disease. While gonorrhea of
the throat is sometimes
encountered, syphilis is seen
more often.
It is well established that
HIV infection is linked to
syphilis. Our experience shows
that at no time did any of these
patients have a prior knowledge
of the actual cause of their

Syphilis is a venereal disease
(sexually transmitted) caused
by a spiral shaped germ that can
move about like a tadpole.
Someone can either acquire the
disease or be bor with it. The
untreated acquired form has
three easily recognisable stages:

1. The primary lesion called
the chancre 'sore' is usually

2. The secondary lesions are
numerous reddish patches or

3. The tertiary lesion called
gumma (similar to chance) is
found in the mouth.

Ten per cent of the
syphilitic patients manifest
ulcers on the lining of the
mouth. These correspond to
the site of inoculation where
there is a defect in the surface
continuity of the skin or
mucosa lining. The germs are

transferred by direct contact
with primary or secondary
lesions of an infected
individual. The chances
develop about three weeks
after inoculation and persist
for three weeks or two
Syphilis increases the risk of
both transmitting and getting
infected with HIV by up to five
times. Having HIV at the same
time can change the symptoms
and course of syphilis. In
addition, syphilis is an important
predictor for becoming HIV
infected because it is a marker for
behaviours associated with HIV
While chancres on the
genitals are characteristically
painless, oral lesions become
painful soon after they
ulcerate because of the
contamination by the oral
fluids and naturally occurring
bacteria. Also. certain areas
of the person's neck usually
become tender and painful to
The primary lesions occur
most often on the lips, tip of the
tongue, in the tonsillar region
and on the gum. They start as
small red boils which get bigger
and eventually ulcerate. The
fluid coming from these nodules
is extremely infectious and at
this point the disease can easily
be transmitted to another person
through the so-called French
Mature chancres measure
from 0.5 to 2 centimeters in
diameter and have narrow,
copper coloured, slightly raised
borders with a reddish-brown

/ page VII

ever, declared that they devised new strategies to deal with
each challenge.
For them, the most difficult part of the game is defending a
short corner which is the equivalent to a penalty corner in soccer.
Questioned on their sex appeal and natural attraction, they all
chorused, "We just laugh, and keep playing".
"We even get compliments on our legs, but we just smile and
keep playing," Marisha added.
And what's life like for them off the hockey field? It turns out
that they are still down to earth regular Guyanese girls.
Clubbing, hanging out, supporting other clubs, playing squash,
and engaging in fund- raising activities, are some of the off-field
Further probing on what's it like on the 'inside' revealed that
they love being crazy in their spare time, cracking jokes, 'tantalising'
each other and any other possible thing that ends up in laughter.
The 2006 National Female Hockey Team members are proud
that they have increased awareness of the game hockey in Guyana
and that they can demonstrate to young Guyancse women that there
is nothing that cannot be done if they put their minds to it!
The Sunday Chronicle joins all Guyana in wishing the
team success. The members of the team are:
Latoya Fordyce (Captain) Tricia Fiedtkou (Vice-Captain)
Brennette Gordon, Wendy Boodhoo, Natalie Hing, Kerensa
Fernandes,, Amanda Garnett,, Vanessa Pires,, Maria Munroe,
Yohance Alexander, Tracey Atkinson, Avonda James, Tiffany
Solomon, Trisha Woodroffe, Carol Caine, Marisha Rodrigues,
, Chanitelle Fernandes.,

base (centre). The lesions are
ulcerated over nearly their entire
surface with a base that is shiny
and usually clear of rotted
material and debris. Chancres

occurring on the border of the
lips are usually crusted.
When it is initiated
during the primary stage f the
disease, penicillin injections

over a period of seven days
will successfully eliminate
syphilis in the vast majority
of cases.
The multiple secondary
lesions of syphilis appear five
to six weeks after the
disappearance of the chancres
and undergo spontaneous
remission within a few weeks,
but recurrences may be
manifested periodically for
months or even years.
Sometimes the disease involves

the brain causing madness and
dearth. Children who were born
with syphilis develop teeth
with jagged edges and have
some pointed shape.
Although a variety of
lesions may occur in
different parts of the body
during the tertiary stage of
untreated syphilis, gumma
develops in half such
cases. They are most
common syphilitic lesions
seen in the oral cavity.

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squaw, son, STOP, torn, Warne;r wear,
worn, Zr.

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P a g e X V I u da h o ic e O t be 2 0

Medical Biotechnology

- Part 16

Pharmacogenomics 7

Necessity for
pharmacogenetics education
in clinical practice

ACCORDING to an article
published in the August 2005
issue of Biotechnologyi
Healthcare entitled 'Seeing pa-
tients through genetic lenses'.
the US National Coalition for
Health Professional Educators
in Genetics advocates all health
professionals should understand
the following 17elements of ge-
netics which all health care
practitioners must possess as
basic knowledge [We quote the
full list here]:

1. "Basic human genet-
ics terminology.
2. Basic patterns of bio-
logical inheritance and variation,
within families and within
populations. '
3. How identification of
disease-associated genetic varia-
tions facilitates development of
prevention, diagnosis, and treat-
ment options.
4. Importance of family
history (minimum three genera-
tions) in assessing predisposi-
tion to disease.
5. Role of genetic factors
in maintaining health and pre-
venting disease.

6. Difference between
clinical diagnosis of disease and
identification of genetic predis-
position to disease (genetic
variation is not strictly corre-
lated with disease nmanifesta-
7. Role of behavioral,
social, andid environmental fiac-
tors (lifestyle, sotcioeconomiitc
factors, pollutants. etc.) to
modify or influence genetics inl
the mianiftestation of disease.
S. Influence of e1hno-
culture and economics in the
prevalence and diagnosis of ge-
netic disease.
9. Influence of ethnicity,
culture, related health beliefs.
and economics in the client's
ability to use genetic informa-
tion and services.
10. Potential physical
and/or psychosocial benefits,
limitations, and risks of genetic
information for individuals.
family members, and communi-
11. The range of genetic
approaches to treatment of dis-
ease (prevention, gene-based
drugs, gene therapy, and
pharmacogenomic-based pre-
scribing to match individual ge-
netic profiles).
12. Resources available
to assist clients seeking genetic
information or services, includ-

ing the types of genetics pro-
fessionals available and their di-
verse responsibilities.
13. Components of the
genelic-counseling process and
Ihe indications lior referral to ge-
netic specialists.
14. Indications tor genetic
testing and/or gene-based inler-
15. Ethical. legal, and so-
cial issues related to genetic test-
ing and recording of genetic in-
formation (e.g., privacy, the po-
tential for genetic discrimination
in health insurance and employ-
inent) provision. followi-uilp, and
16. History of misuse of
human genetic information (eu-
17. One's own profes-
sional role in the referral to ge-
netics services, or quality re-
view of genetic services."

Obviously. our local human
and infrastructural capacities
may not enable our healthcare
professionals tlie scope to delve\
into the practice of

lnelic across lie specl itrum ofl
present possi'iliitilies iniledtI
atelyc lo\l\e er,. it is pitrudelnt to
suggest an11 enhlinced ictlioi
within the local heialthcare
police\ t'raii U or k to encourage
the increased usi otl wider ar-
ray of medical genetics in our
diagnostic and prognostic reper-

8 Skills all healthcare pro-
fessionals should master
All healthcare professionals
should be able to (August 2005
issue of Biotechnology
Healthcare) quoted to avoid
any ambiguities from para-
p h r a s i n g

1. "Gather genetic fam-
ily-history information, includ-
ing an appropriate multigenera-
tional family history.
2. Identify clients who
would benefit from genetic ser-
3. Explain basic

Please see page XIX

From page VI
marshal to levy upon and take in execution as much of the movable property of the party
condemned to be pointed out by the party at whose instance the writ was issued or his agent as
will in the marshal's opinion realise at execution sale proceeds sufficient to satisfy the
judgment and costs, and there is a right given to the judgment debtor to point out any other
movable property on which he would like executions to be levied first", Justice Wylie had said.
Justice Wylie added the evidence shows that the marshal proceeded to the property, he saw the
present appellant (the judgment debtor) a little way from the judgment debtor's house, told him he
was going to levy and he proceeded to the judgment debtor's property to levy.
The judgment added, "There is nothing to suggest that he took any steps to see that the judgment
debtor pointed out property. He was there, the marshal spoke to him, but he does not appear to have
asked him to come along and point out property.
The marshal or the respondent has not given any evidence to indicate that a proper search
was made for movables. The marshal did not even enter the appellant's house, and finally,
there is no return on the writ at all with regard to movables. Whether there are movables or
not, the levy cannot be complete until the return has been made to the writ on movables. It
follows, therefore, that in this case, there has been no levy on the movables.
The Chief Justice in his judgment went on to explain that paragraph (2) of the rule authorises the
marshal to levy upon immovables in the event of the movable property taken in execution being in the
marshal's opinion insufficient. Paragraph 2 also authorises the marshal to levy on immovables to the
extent in value of such part of the judgment creditor's claim as will, in the marshal's opinion, remain
unsatisfied after the sale of the movable property levied upon.
He added that it was quite obvious that the rule gives no power to the marshal to proceed to levy
on immovable property until he has first levied on movable properties.
"In this case, he did not do that, and it follows that he had no authority to levy on immovable
property, that the purported levy is irregular and it must be set aside.
"Accordingly. the annual should be -llowcd. the judgmen'n of the Court below s t aside and an
order made in the terms as prayed in the statement of claim", Justice Wylie had said..
The others judges of the Federal Court concurred.
In concurring, Justice Rennie had said, "The appeal will accordingly be allowed, the
judgment will be set aside and judgment entered for the appellant, and the levy declared null
and void and set aside. The appellant will have the costs of the appeal and the cost of the trial
in the court below.

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4. 5

ARIES -- In addition to a few personal conflicts, there will be quite a few
semi-insunrmountable scheduling conflicts that will throw a wrench into your
plans for most of the day. But do not try to solve all the problems alone -
making everything work is not your responsibility. You cannot make everyone
happy, so don't waste your time trying. As the day moves forward, things
may free up, so don't worry about things not working out until you absolutely
have to.

TAURUS -- Lately there has been a lot of change going on in your life, and
it's normal to feel like you don't have a clear idea of what to do next. Clarity
will come if you listen to your instincts and cut yourself some slack. If you
feel distanced from the people who really matter in your life, that is a problem
that can be easily remedied. Pick up the phone, ask them what they're doing
for dinner tonight (or lunch next week, or breakfast tomorrow) and invite them

GEMINI -- From time to time, looking deep inside your own heart is the very
best way to see the truth about world around you. If you feel you are moving
into an introspective, inward-focused time, then just go with it. The universe
is reminding you that you are the most important thing in your life. After all.
if you can't take care of yourself, how can you take care of the people you
lo ve? It's not selfish. It's smart. The answers lie within you.

CANCER -- Whatever has been holding you back has got to get out of your
life today\! You need space, time and silence to get your tasks under your firm
control. So if a high maintenance friend sends you a desperate email or leaves
\ou a frantic voice mail. promise them you can give them all the time they
need some other daV. Right now, you can't respond to every bomb thrown
\our \\ av. Prioritise yourself first. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

LEO -- Today. it might feel like you are stuck inside one of those snow-globe
souvenirs and someone has just picked it up and shaken it. Hard. Everything
in your life is knocked out its normal moorings right now and is floating around
with little, if any, direction. But it's easy to make lemonade out of this lemon-
like experience ... look upon this as a turning point, when the slate is wiped
clean and the future is yours to create in a new way. Dictate your dreams and

VIRGO -- Not everyone knows when to step back and give someone else
their time in the limelight, but you sure do! So today, when the praise starts
getting heaped up on you, step away and make sure everyone gets his or her
fair share. Celebrate the fact that you are secure enough in yourself not to
feel threatened when the people you work with get some credit too. Plus, there
could be some fragile egos at stake, and you'll be feeling generous.

LIBRA -- You have been in the thick of things for quite a while now, busy
with school or work and not feeling particularity in sync with a very special
person in your life. This is something you should work on changing today. If
you are in the midst of making a big decision, ask this person to help you
sort things out. You have to invite them into your life if you want them to be
in your life, understand? Not everyone wants to barge in and invade your

SCORPIO -- Today, the cautious, humble side of you is telling you to stop
for a moment to review the situation. Listen to this little voice inside of you
- and don't let yourself get caught up in the moment. You shouldn't be in
any hurry to get anywhere right now, so take all the time you need to map
out your plan of action ... things will go smoothly if you plan well, so be
patient. Your hot opportunities are things you earned they aren't going

SAGITTARIUS -- An awkward silence can easily evolve into a long period of
miscommunications. So if you put your foot in your mouth today, rely on
honesty to dig you out of that hole be real, 'fess up and all will be forgiven.
The worst thing you can do is dance around the truth you will only end up
looking suspicious. Conversely, if it's you who is on the receiving end of a
tacky comment, be generous and try to create an environment where the other
person can be real and 'fess up.

CAPRICORN -- In one of your newer relationships, things are well on their
way toward gaining real momentum. This is a partnership built on mutual
respect and a shared sense of what is right. Finding a person who brings out
the best in you no matter what mood you're in is rare this is a person you
can rely on, a person you should rely on. You are starting to align yourself
with the people who deserve you. Let others from your past stay there.

AQUARIUS -- If you are considering turning back on an emotional journey
today, try to hang in there for one more day! If you just keep going a little
further, you can turn a corner very soon, and see a broad, beautiful road ahead
of you. Your continued efforts, and commitment to improving yourself, are
powerful signs to show the universe. It is something that can't be denied.
For moral support, look to the people in your life who are always there for
you. They are there for you now, waiting to help.

PISCES -- If you feel like you've been giving more than you've been getting
in an old relationship, you just may be right. But before you approach your
friend with these suspicions, consider the significant value this relationship
has in your life. Is this issue a deal-breaker? These extra sacrifices might be
temporary, and if you make a big issue out of them, you might be causing
more drama than you need in your life right now. Try to hold your tongue
and keep the peace.

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Fig. concepts of probability and
disease susceptibility, and the
influence, of genetic factors
in maintenance of health and
development of disease. .
4. .Seek assistance froni
and refer to appropriate genet-.
ics experts and peer-support re-
5. Obtain credible, curI-
rent information about genetics;
for self, clients, and colleagues.-
6. Use effectively neW
information technologies to ob-
tain current information abotit
7. Educate others about.
client-focused policy issues.-,
8. Participate in prbfes-

sional and public education
about genetics."

Skills 1, 2 and 3 can be re-
quired with some immediacy at
the local level. Skill 8 can also
be enhanced with this column as
a public education trigger. Our
local Medical Council can per-
haps look at these aspects in
the interest of local needs and
benefits as well as the strategic
role of these issues in enhanc-
ing Guyana's capacity to assure
tourists of enhanced local
healthcare capacity in this era of

Genes and disease risks -
the case of Sickle Cell anemia
The involvement of our
genes in our susceptibility to

sickle cell anemia disease is one
of the best documented with
very useful local relevance be-
cause of our local human ge-
nonlic diversity. As depicted in
Figure 1 below, a change in a
single amino acid subunit alters
the .normal structure of hemo-
globin A to the abnormal hemo-
globin S (see figure 2) the he-
moglobin variant responsible for
sickle cell anemia disease!

Fig,l: Structure of Adult Hemo-
globin A
[Source: US National Institutes
of Health Web books]

Fig.2: Sickle cell hemoglo-
[Source: US National

Institutes of Health Web
books l

We will consider additional
details on this next week.


All articles in this column
are authored by John Cae-
sar, the consulting national
project coordinator.
Email address:

The National Biosafety
Framework Project is ex- ,
ecuted under the auspices,
of the Environmental Pro-.
tection Agency

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Welcome to the 420th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
S/ weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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.Royal Icing is a pure white icing that dries to a smooth, hard, matte finish. Besides its lovely finish
it also colors beautifully which makes it a favorite of professionals who use it not only :or it ir i-'
cakes and cookies, but also for intricate piping of decorations (flowers, borders, and lettering). It
is simply a mixture of powdered (icing or confectioners) sugar, lemon juice, and raw egg whites.
It is important when working with royal icing to keep it covered as much as possible as it dries out
very quickly. Another way to prevent a crust from forming on the icing's surface is to add a few
drops of glycerin (glycerol) to the icing. Glycerin is a sweet, odorless, clear, and syrupy liquid
(chemically an alcohol) that comes from fats and oils. It is available in cake decorating stores and
Once you arc ready to frost your cake or cookies you want to make sure the royal icing has the
proper consistency. Too runny and it will run over the sides: too stiff and it won't spread nicely.
So, for the right consistency. first test the icing by lifting your spoon and letting the icing drip back
into the bowl. The proper consistency is when the ribbon of icing that falls back into the bowl
remains on the surface for about 5 seconds before disappearing. If the icing is too runny, thicken
by adding a little more icing sugar. Do not add too much sugar at once. You want the icing to
spread smoothly but don't worry about a few light streaks. They will disappear as the icing dries,
and be aware that the icing can take several hours, or even overnight, to dry completely.

2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups (330 grams) Champion Icing Sugar.
si lted

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a
hand mixer), beat the egg whites with the
lemon juice.

Add the sifted Champion hini Stugatr and
beat on low speed until combined and


Baking Powder
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By Gina Serpe

E!Online Beyonce Knowles is feeling the 'Baby' love. Jen-
nifer Armour, not so much.
A U.S. District Court judge has thrown out a copy-
right-infringement lawsuit accusing the Grammy winner
of ripping off one of Armour's songs for Knowles' 2003
hit 'Baby Boy'.
Armour, a Minneapolis singer-songwriter, filed the suit in Hous-
ton last July, claiming the 25-year-old superstar stole the chart-
topping single's lyrics and hooks from 'Got a Little Bit of Love
For You', a song Armour had written and shopped around in the
months preceding the hit's release.
The suit claimed the B'Day girl got a hold of the Armour
song after her former manager sent out a demo to several mu-
sic biz heavyweights. Among the studio recipients were Co-
lumbia Records and Atlantic Recording Corporations, the la-
bel homes of Knowles and reggae star Sean Paul, who is fea-
tured on the track.
However, on Monday, a federal judge dismissed.the lawsuit af-
ter comparing the two songs and finding that they were "substan-
tially dissimilar."
"It's unfortunate that lawsuits such as this.one occur, but I am
grateful and relieved to have this behind me, and I am eager to move
on," Knowles said in a statement released through Music World
Entertainment, the management company run by her father, Mathew
It's not the first time Knowles has gotten the chance to put
such an event behind her.
In October 2003, Knowles, her Destiny's Child cohorts
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and Knowles' father
were slapped with a $200 million copyright-infringement law-
suit by Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson,
who claimed they ripped off one of his tracks in their 2001
smash hit 'Survivor'.
According to the producer, the trio stole parts of 'Glorious', a
single he'd sent to the group's manager, the elder Knowles, in June
2000. Robinson claimed he hadn't realized his work had been pil-
fered until he heard the Destiny's Child song in a TV commercial.
Unfortunately, lawsuits in the Knowles family aren't strictly
father-daughter affairs.
, .kastlmo bh.the chaniAteppe: and her nmoher: Tina Knowle%.,

were on the receiving end of a $1.5 million lawsuit by a former
business associate who claims the designing duo owed him money
from a deal he brokered that led to the creation of the Knowles'
House of Dereon clothing line.
Beyonce, meanwhile, is making sure she can pay for all
those billable hours, and is prepping for a girl-powered fall
tour in support of her sophomore solo album, B'Day..

Kim Basinger

accused of


custody orders
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Oscar-winning actress Kim
Basinger pleaded innocent on Wednesday to violating child cus-
tody orders in her divorce case with her ex-husband, actor Alec
Basinger, who faces a maximum punishment of 60 days in
jail and a $12,000 fine, entered the plea through her defence
attorney and did not attend a hearing in Los Angeles Superior
Superior Court Commissioner Maren Nelson ordered

ACTRESS KIM Basinger is seen at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
May 1, 2006. (Keith Bedford/Reuters)

film noir 'L.A. Confidential'.
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Basinger to stand
trial next year on
12 contempt
charges, Which
stem from accu-
sations by
Baldwin that she
violated court
orders over the
custody of their
-only child, 10-
year-old daugh-
ter Ireland.
Basinger, 52
and Baldwin, 48,
married in 1993
and separated
seven years later.
Their divorce
was final in
2002 and the
couple has since
been involved in
a bitter and pro-
tracted custody
Basinger, a
former top
model, won an
Academy Award
for the 1997