Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00224
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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: 11/26/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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BEIJING (Reuters) A company in northeast China The report did not explain why the public would want to in-
raised $379 million from gullible members of the vest in ants but, in the southern region of Gangxi, black ants are WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
public by promising big profits from a project to sold by the bagful to be'steeped in tea or soaked in liquor as a WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
breed ants, Xinhua news agency said. natural remedy for ailments such as arthritis.
The Dooghua Ecological Breeding Company, in The number of economic crimes in China had risen by nearly
S Liaoning province, offered returns of 35 to 60 per cent 10 per cent so far this year, the ministry said, warning that the S
on investment in the bogus project, Xinhua said. The trend could lead to social instability.
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THE annual Main Big Lime
is set for December 26 and
Tourism, Industry and Com-
merce Minister Manniram
Prashad is projecting that it
will be one of the biggest.
"Preparations are moving
ahead", he told the Government
Information Agency (GINA),
adding that the Main Street av-
enue in Georgetown, which is
being redone, should be ready
in two weeks.
When the avenue is re-
stored, said Prashad, "we
should commence decoration of
the trees and street lighting be-
ginning at Guyana Stores right
up to the Ministry of Finance."
"This Christmas will be
one of the biggest in years," he
told the agency, referring to ex-
pected tourist arrivals for De-
cember. "Last year the figure
for arrivals through the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport was
just under 20,000. This year we
expect around 25,000 to 30,000
people arriving."
GINA said he explained
that his ministry will build on
experiences from past Big
Limes to make the event better.
"We will definitely improve
from last year," he promised.
He said officials are also
looking at curbing the problem
of too loud music and will be
talking to sponsors of the event
to find a solution.
Referring to security mea-

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Could the ability to source
and exploit international niche
markets be the critical factor that
has been eluding local
businesses and keeping profit
margins to a minimum?
The USAID/Guyana Country
Strategic Plan 2004-2008 notes that
Guyana's business community
must devise ways of identifying and
exploiting promising markets. They
must-create market niches by
identifying services and products for
which customers are willing to pay a
premium, and produce and export
products and services that meet
international standards."
Through the Guyana Trade
and Investment Support (GTIS)
Project efforts are being directed
to expose local businesses to the
demands of the international
markets and gearing them to meet
these demands.
According to Vijay Rambridch,
Business Development Services
Manager and Jocelyn Williams,
Trade Policy Outreach Manager,
both of the GTIS Project, the
emphasis is on four promising
sectors, non-traditional agriculture,
forestry, tourism and fishery.
Appearing.on a recent edition of
What's Up in Business, a television
programme that is broadcast on the
second and fourth Tuesday of every
'month on NCN Channel 11 at 20:05,
Rambridch said that in the forestry

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sector emphasis is on down
stream processing and marketing
of lesser known species.
He noted that through the
GTIS Project local operators and
producers in the forestry sector
were able to attend two
international trade shows and
coming out of this, some seven-
eight international companies
have expressed an interest in
working with local producers. In
addition two investors are
providing technical assistance to
local operators which has resulted
in 10-15 of the lesser known
species of wood being utilised for
export production.
Producers are also looking at
other uses for some of the better
known species such as greenheart
and purpleheart.
According to Rambridch, the
project is working in close
collaboration with the Forest
Producers Marketing Council and
that arrangement is working well.
He predicts that by the end of this
year the sector will see a US$10
million increase in exports and this
should double by next year.
In the non-traditional
agriculture sector, Rambridch
said GTIS is working through
the National Agriculture
Research Institute (NARI) and
the new Guyana Marketing
Corporation (GMC), to capture
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market and they have already
been able to source one
importer out of New York who
is interested in about 10-
20.000 pounds of hot peppers
To fill this demand 20-25 local
farmers have been identified and
the first shipment of 2,000 pounds
should be leaving Guyana at
around the end of the month.
GTIS has targeted that by
the second half of next year,
pepper export will reach 10,000
pounds per week.
The Project is also working
with the same importer to ship
pumpkins starting with five
containers per month. For this

venture, five large scale
have been identified and
expected that 120 acres of I
be under pumpkin cultiva
February 2007.
In the fishery sector,
noted that Guyana like so ma
countries has experienced a
in catch.
With this is mind, the
efforts are directed towards
culture and a two-pronged ap
has been adopted.
The Project, through the
of Agriculture, is working
farmers to remove the bottle
inputs such as feed and finger
At the other end, focu
providing technical assistant

two large pilot projects have been
identified as sort of training
A National Aqua-culture
Association has been
established that meets weekly at
the GTIS office where producers
and technical experts try to
resolve issues surrounding
interest in aqua culture.
As a result, fish
production at the two farms
has increased tremendously
and Williams predicts that by
March 2007 one of the farms will
be ready to export.
Williams is also one of
GTIS's driving forces behind the
tourism sector and has been an
integral player in the
development of the birding
S industry as a new sub-sector.
According to Williams, few
international tour operators are
aware that Guyana has over
1000 species of birds so the
Project, through the Tourism and
Hospitality Association of
Guyana (THAG) has
farmers implemented a series of
d it is initiatives to change this.
and will She said the project has
tion by yielded some success and
recently ten international birding
Williams companies visited Guyana
nyother resulting in one of the premier
decline companies now interested in
listing Guyana as one of its
e GTIS destinations for 2007.
s aqua- While there have been
approach successes in the four sectors, the
journey has not been without
Ministry hiccups and there are still a
ig with number of challenges ahead.
necks in One of the biggest challenge
rings. facing not only GTIS but the
s is on Guyana Office for Investment
ice and (Golnvest) as well, is getting

producers/operators to share their
According to the Chief
Executive Officer of Golnvest
Geoff DaSilva, local business
operators need to develop a
culture of working together and
realising that the market demand
is big enough to accommodate
more producers.
He noted that what the GTIS
Project is doing is to use a small
number of local businesses to
initiate a number of initiatives and
plans to show what can be
achieved but the challenge after
that is to win over the entire sector.
Another challenge is for the
local businesses to stick with what
they would have learnt through the
GTIS Project.
It was noted that sometimes
businesses, after reaching the
required standard and making it
into the international market,
tend to slip back into traditional
practices, sometimes as a cost
cutting measure. This could
result in an internationally sub-
standard product.
When this happens, not only
is the product and the company
black-marked, but closer scrutiny
is now placed on all products
coming outof Guyana.
The GTIS Project is just over
two years or half of its lifetime and
from the reports, the desired
outcomes can be met
Its success however, will rest
not with the project developers or
those executing it, but with the
beneficiaries, the farmers and tour
operators and their success will
be measured by the sustainability
of their operations and the
development of the sectors.

sures for the Main Big Lime,
Prashad said, "We just finished
Guyexpo and it was a huge suc-
cess, especially in terms of se-
curity. The event was used as
a dry run for CWC (Cricket
World Cup 2007) and we are
thinking about doing the same
for Main Big Lime. We will
have adequate security."
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IN AN ongoing effort to maintain high standards in avia-
tion and to enhance the safety of the travelling public,
four senior pilots of member companies of the Aircraft
Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) recently success-
fully completed a Transport Canada Approved Check Pi-
lot Course.
The association, in a statement Friday, said the Check Pi-
lot course was done at the Phoenix Aviation Resources Inc, in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Guyanese pilots who successfully completed the
course are:
** Captain Ahmad Mazar Ally Managing Director, Air
Services Ltd.
** Captain Gerard Gonsalves Director of Operations,
Trans Guyana Airways
** Captain Zaul Ramotar Chief Pilot, Trans Guyana Air-
** Captain Ronald Reece Chairman/Chief Pilot, Wings

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for Main Big Lime last year, the
secretariat provided each partici-
pant with food franchises and
beverage vendors with a 10 by
20 tent, 50 chairs and 20 tables,
security personnel, adequate
lighting, garbage receptacles, and
an after event cleaning of the en-
tire facility.
It is expected that similar
standards will be set for this
year's event, it said.

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By Clifford Stanley
POLICE were yesterday con-
tinuing investigations into
the death of a 69-year-old
businessman during an attack
on his home at Good Faith,
Mahaicony on Friday night.
Rambarran Singh, also
known as Jaio, was discovered
dead in the upper flat of his busi-

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Aviation Ltd.
According to the AOAG,
the course was held in Sep-
tember and included Ground
School as well as Flight Simu-
lator Training in B737-200 at
the Air Canada facility in
Vancouver, BC.
On their return to
Guyana, the Check Pilots
were also checked and moni-
tored by the Inspectors of the
Regional Aviation Safety and
Oversight System (RASOS),
the cost of which was borne
by members of the association.
The member companies
of the AOAG have offered
the services of these pilots to
the GCAA to be used as des-
ignated Check Pilots acting
for flight operations inspec-
tors as provided for under
the GCAA regulations.

ness place shortly after bandits
had attacked him and his son
and escaped with an undis-
closed sum of money, a cell
phone and his double-barreled
Police and relatives refuted
reports in yesterday's Kaieteur
News that the businessman was
shot dead.
His son, Rajendra Singh,
Said he heard no shot
during the attack and
there was no wound on
his father's body.
Police said that con-
trary to the report in the
Kaieteur News, the body
bore no marks of vio-
"Information has
been received from rela-
tives that Rambarran
Singh suffered from a
heart condition. The
body is at the Lyken
Parlour awaiting a post
mortem examination".
Police said.
Rajendra Singh, who
was treated at a city hos-
pital for body and head
S injuries and discharged,
said yesterday that he
and his father were about
to close off business for the day
at around 21:15 h when the

bandits came into the shop pos-
ing as customers.
Singh said there were four
persons involved in the attack,
three males and one female.
One of the men was an
Amerindian and the other two
Afro-Guyanese, he said. The

female was Afro-Guyanese. ATTACKED: The business place at Good Faith, Mahaicony
The four ordered beers and
cigarettes and Singh said he had
turned around to serve them
when he felt a severe blow at the
back of his head and realized .....

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UK moves to allay fears Palesti

after spy radiation death By Nidal al-Mughra,

By Sophie Walker

LONDON, (Reuters) British
officials sought yesterday to
allay public health fears fol-
lowing the killing by radia-
tion poisoning of a former
Russian spy who blamed his
mysterious death on Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin.
Police were scrutinising se-
curity camera footage taken
when Alexander Litvinenko, a
Kremlin critic who became a
British citizen last month, met
contacts in a sushi restaurant and
a London hotel before falling ill.
Litvinenko died Thursday
night after a three-week illness
that saw his hair fall out, his
body waste away and his organs
slowly fail. In a statement read
out after his death, he accused
Putin of what would be the
Kremlin's first political assassi-
nation in the West since the Cold
"You may succeed in silencing
one man. But a howl of protest
from around the world will rever-
berate, Mr Putin, in your ears for
the rest of your life," he said.
The British government said
yesterday that Litvinenko's
body had been moved from the
hospital where he died to a Lon-
don mortuary.
"All the necessary health
and safety precautions were
take.; after a full risk assessment
by the Health Protection
Agency. The body is now the
responsibility of the coroner."
Asked whether a post-mortem
would be conducted, a government
source told Reuters: "The question
... is being considered against the
difficulty there may be in opening
him up."
The agency (HPA) urged
the public to call a telephone
hotline for advice if they had
been at any of the locations
where traces of the rare radioac-
tive isotope Polonium 210 -
discovered in Litvinenko's body
- were found.
"We are trying to pin down
anybody who might have been
in contact with any of the radio-
activity," said Pat Troop, HPA
chief executive. "He may have
left some on a surface. If they
take it off that surface and put
it all into their mouths, that's
when they might be at risk," she

told BBC television.
Police had found radioactive
traces at thle restaurant, tile ho-
tel and Litvinenko's home. Of-
ficials were preparing to decon-
tamlinate the restaurant after
police finished their search.

The British Foreign Office
said it had asked Moscow to
pass on any information that
might help the police inquiry.
Putin shrugged off
Litvinenko's charge.
"It is a great pity that even
something as tragic as a man's
death is being used for political
provocation," he said.
European politicians urged
Putin to help the investigation
and warned of potentially grave
consequences for Russia.
"Should it turn out that the
Russian secret services were
actually involved in the murder
of Litvinenko, it would be a
very serious matter," said Mar-
tin Schulz, Socialist leader in
the European Parliament.
Others suggested the death
was part of a plot to discredit
the Kremlin, noting that
Litvinenko's drawn-out death
would have given him time to
tell any damaging secrets he was
Russian daily newspaper
Komsomolskaya Pravda specu-
lated: "Such a chain of events plays
right into the hands of those who
would wish to compromise Rus-
sia in the world arena and to cause
its leadership to fall out with West-
em leaders."
Alexander Goldfarb. Rus-
sian dissident and close friend
of Litvinenko, responded:
"This smacks to me of a clas-
sic KGB disinformation cam-
paign to cover up their tracks."
The use of Polonium 210 sug-
gested to experts only a sophisti-
cated group, if not a powerful state.
was behind the crime.
"This is not a tool chosen
by a group of amateurs. These
people had some serious re-
sources behind them," Dr An-
drea Sella, chemistry lecturer at
University College London, told
Reuters. (With reporting from
Dmitry Solovyov in Moscow,
Madeline Chambers in Berlin
and Sakari Suoninen in

nians announce Gaza ceasefire

Minister Ismail Haniych agreed
with all factions and resistance
groups on calm, including the
stopping of rocket fire, starting
from 6 a.m. (0400 MT) on Sun-
day," Abbas spokesman Nabil
Abu Rdainah said.
He said Olnert, informed of
the development by Abbas "agreed
that Israel will stop operations and
begin the withdrawal from Gaza at
the same time".
In Jerusalem, an Olmert
spokeswoman said "Abbas told
the prime minister that all the
Palestinian factions are comunit-

ted to the agreement."
"Abbas asked in response
that Israel stop all military op-
erations in the Gaza Strip and
withdraw all the forces," she
said. "The prime minister ...
told Abbas that Israel would re-
spond favourably as Israel was
operating in the Gaza Strip in
response to the violence. With
the end of violence, Israel would
be happy to withdraw its
Palestinian militants have
been firing rockets into south-
ern Israel daily in what they

term a response to Israeli at-
tacks in the Gaza Strip.
Israel withdrew troops and
settlers from the territory last
year but resumed ground opera-
tions in June after militants
from Gaza tunnelled across the
border and seized an Israeli sol-
dier, who is still being held.
Several militant groups
met earlier in the day with
Haniyeh, a leader of the gov-
erning Hamas group, and
agreed to halt attacks from
Gaza if Israel ceased its mili-
tary activities there.


GAZA, (Reuters) Palestinian
militants will cease rocket
attacks on Israel from the
Gaza Strip today, President
Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
in a telephone call yesterday,
an Abbas aide said.
Israel welcomed the move
and promised to end its military
operations in the Gaza Strip if
the Palestinian violence
"President Abbas and Prime

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By Mussab Al-Khairalla and Claudia Parsons

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) A U.N. envoy urged Iraq's govern-
ment yesterday to halt a slide into civil war and stop the
"cancer" of sectarianism from destroying the country.
As a curfew on Baghdad was extended until tomorrow, de-
railing a trip to Iran by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the United
Nations' representative said car bombs on Thursday that killed
more than 200 Shi'ites and "blind acts of revenge" were "tear-
ing apart the very political and social fabric of Iraq".
"No country could tolerate such a cancer in its body poli-
tic," Ashraf Qazi said in a statement.
Talabani was to have flown to Tehran today, but his
spokesman Hiwa Othman said it was now hoped the trip could
go ahead tomorrow after a third day of curfew in Baghdad.
Talabani had said he would not go to Tehran until Baghdad air-
port reopens.
The president met government leaders again last evening to
discuss how to resolve the current crisis and avert a worsening
of violence. An official familiar with the talks said a joint state-
ment on security measures would be made today.
Talabani's visit to anti-American Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. whom Washington accuses of backing
militant fellow Shi'ites in Iraq, is part of efforts to involve its
neighbours in efforts to prevent civil war. Othman said that con-
trary to some speculation. Syria's president would not join the
U.S. President George W. Bush appears sceptical of what
his adversaries Iran and Syria are willing to do. However, Vice
President Dick Cheney was in Saudi Arabia yesterday, expected
to discuss Saudi influence over Iraq's restive Sunni minority.
Bush is expected to meet Maliki in Jordan on Wednesday,
despite a threat by a key Maliki ally, radical Shi'ite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr, to boycott the government if it goes ahead.
The Shi'ite-led government has called for calm, desperate
to avert the sort of sharp escalation in violence that followed
an attack on a Shi'ite shrine in Samarra in February.

Fearful Iraqis spent sleepless nights guarding their homes
after gunmen attacked mosques and burned homes in a Sunni
enclave on Friday following the worst bomb attack since Saddam
Hussein's overthrow in April 2003.

Abu Marwah, who lives in the Jamia area of mainly Sunni
west Baghdad, said: "All the men in the area were on alert ...
we received information that militias were expected to attack.
Of course we all had our Kalashnikovs."
The city of seven million was under a tight curfew imposed
after 202 were killed in Sadr City, stronghold of Moqtada al-
Sadr's Mehdi Army militia, which Sunni Arabs blame for thou-
sands of death squad killings since the Samarra bombing.
"Everybody is tense, everybody is expecting something may
happen at any moment," said Abu Marwah, 40, who spent
much of the night on the roof of his home, keeping watch, gun
to hand.
Mortar rounds hit Sadr City and other districts after dark
yesterday, causing a number of casualties, police said.
An Interior Ministry source said the bodies of 30 victims
of violence were picked up in Baghdad on Friday and 17 yes-
terday. Yarmouk hospital in west Baghdad said it took in 33 in
the two days.
Hakim al-Zamily, a deputy health minister from Sadr's fac-
tion, said 33 Shi'ites were killed in west Baghdad in sectarian
attacks. Police and the hospital could not confirm it.
In apparent revenge for the Sadr City bombings, mosques
and homes were attacked in a Sunni enclave in northwest
Baghdad on Friday, although the government and U.S. military
questioned yesterday accounts from residents and police of up
to 30 dead.
Police found the bodies of 21 men and boys from an
extended Shi'ite family yesterday in a mainly Sunni Arab
village in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, security
sources said.
Despite centuries of harmony between Shi'ite Muslims and
the Sunni minority, three years of bigotry and bloodshed have
turned Baghdad's rich mix of communities into a patchwork of
fearful, heavily armed and mutually hostile sectarian redoubts.
Among Iraq's leaders, too, tensions have risen sharply
as Maliki's 6-month-old unity government struggles to
function. Iraq's top Sunni cleric, now in exile and wanted
on terrorism charges, said: "This government ... exploits
(Additional reporting by Claudia Parsons, Ahmed
Rasheed, Ross Colvin and Alastair Macdonald in Baghdad,
Jonathan Wright in Cairo and Caren Bohan in Washing-


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CARACAS. Venezuela, is favoured to win the Dec. 3
(Reuters) Hundreds of thou- vote.
sands of people marched in Opposition leaders have fre-
Caracas yesterday to back op- quently called marches to dem-
position presidential candi- onstrate the strength of their
date Manuel Rosales as he movement against the left-wuing
closed his campaign against leader. though polls sho\\
President Hugo Chavez. who Chavez ahead by up to 31

Five tourists die in

Chilean plane crash

SANTLAGO, Chile, (Reuters) Five tourists and their pi-
lot died on Friday when the small plane they were travel-
ling in crashed in southern Chile, the Interior Ministry
The plane took off at 1.35 p.m. (1635 GMT/1135 EST)
from an airbase near the city of Coyhaique, 1,170 miles (1.887
km) south of the Chilean capital Santiago. An hour later, it is-
sued a distress call before disappearing.
Rescue teams found the wreckage and the six bodies just
after 7.00 p.m. There were no survivors.
At least two of five passengers were Portuguese and not
Brazilians as the government earlier reported.
Southern Chile is an increasingly popular destination
for tourists, drawn to its lakes, fjords, rivers, snow-capped
mountains and glaciers. Many visitors hire light aircraft
to get a bird's eye view of the scenery.

PDVSA says "event"

affects Amuay
CARACAS, Venezuela, (Reuters) Venezuelan state oil com-
pany PDVSA yesterday said an "operational event" had affected
a unit of the 640,000 barrel per day (bpd) Amuay refinery.
A Venezuelan newspaper yesterday reported there had been an
explosion at the facility.
PDVSA said in a statement that "an operational event was reg-
istered that affected a furnace of the Hydrosulfurization Unit Num-
ber 4 of the Amuay refinery" at 9:21 p.m. on Friday night.
The nationally circulating El Nacional newspaper yesterday re-
ported an explosion at Amuay and blackouts in the neighboring
towns, citing witnesses in the area.
The statement did not define the operational event and did not
confirm whether or not it had been an explosion. The unit was in
startup, PDVSA said, following a maintenance stoppage announced
in September.
It added that there had been no injuries, that other refinery units
had not been affected, and that the company did not expect the
event to affect fuel supply commitments.
PDVSA officials did not answer repeated phone calls from
Reuters requesting clarification.

GCUAYAQlUIL. l:Ecuador.
(Reuters) Leftist presiden-
tial candidate Rafael Correa
pulled ahead in a poll y ester-
day. a day before Ecuadorean
voters decide whether lie or
banana mogul Alvaro Nohoa
will le the country's eighth
ruler in a tdeade.
A poll yesterdayS slowed
Correa. a former finance uiinis-
ter allied with Vene/lueIa's Presi-
dent Hugo Chae/,. ahead of
Noboa nby eight percentage
points before today's run-off
The stark contrast between
the two candidates reflects a
broader split in Latin America.
where Chavez has drawn sup-
port with his message of social-
ist revolution to counter U.S.
influence and free-trade policies.
The Cedatos-Gallup poll
released yesterday showed sup-
port for Correa surged to 54 per
cent while backing for Noboa
dipped to 46 per cent. The poll
of 5.658 people was carried out
on Friday and had a 3 percent-
age point margin of error.
About 17 per cent of
Ecuadoreans were still unsure
about their mandatory vote as


Huge rally in Caracas for

Chavez rival before vote

By Patrick NMarkey

Demlionstrators along the
city's main highway waved
VeneLtuela'Is red \ello\\ and
blue lag and cheered a os Rosales
delivered at fiery speech Ipronm-
ising victory .
"'lie real sur\vy\, not theI
ones that ha\e been bought.
show that within a fe'\ days
V\ecnezuela w Mill ha-ve aC Il\\
president" Rosales said fromi
a stage mounted on tile high-
\\ a\. ."A nd i, tlialt not
enough lor theii. lihe.\ neCed
to see this live\ sur\i\ of all
of Vene'tiula." lie said. point-

ing to the crowd.
"'We ha\e to bel hcre so
Chale, \%ill go ava\." said
Maria LICe A\brCu. 69. a Portu-
guese iminigrant, sitting in a
\wheelchair under the intense
Caribbean sun. "'Hle's done
nothing good. Thia' \\ lh I sup-
port Rosales.
Resales. gCe\ 'or of lIthe
oil-rich Z.ulia stale. l. pioil-
ised to addre-,s ipr-oblems like'
crime ;and unllllplo'\ lilcllt and
Irdisllibublc hli c [nalllel" oil
\calltlh i lougih direct tlsu si-
diLs to families.
C'have/. a fomilici soldier'

and close :ally of Cuba's Fidel
Castro. has built up strong sup-
port anLong the poor through his
\ ell-publicised jabs at the Bush
administration and a
multibillion-dollar social devel-
opment campaign.
During the namrch. he wxas on
the other side of the country' in-
augurating a nx\\ public transit
project i Ml.aracaibo. the capi-
til of Rosales' homellc state.
Critics in V Ine/uiela ac-
cu.;c C.ha\c/,. irsl elected in
I1Q8. of using state inslitu-
Ilons to advance his o\ ii po-
litical interess, s\hile the

the\ decide \\ ho ol the tc wo can-
didates offers tihe best rliemetdiCes
to the political tillimloil that thas
forced out llhce LpresideLnts in 10
\ears in tIlL' poor An\idcain cioun-
i \.
'Tin not surLe \\ he. 11 either
doeCs an\ 1 thing for til' Lounitir\ it
\\ill be a surprise. lThel \ forget
about places like this." said
Marta Zabala. a pregniantl house-
w ile in the iiipo\ erishled August
28 barrio outside Guayaquil
"For me. it will probably be
Noboa. 56. a banana mogul
who is licuador's \wealthiest
man, wvon an October first-
round vole with a populist cam-
paign offering jobs and cheap
Correa spooked Wall Street
and centrist voters with pronm-
ises to overhaul congress and re-
negotiate foreign debt, but he
has gained momentum after soft-
ening his tone.
Electoral authorities said
they expect initial results as
early as tomorrow morning, but
the very tight race and Correa's
charges of possible vote rigging
have raised concerns of possible
post-election protests.
Both men come from the

port cilt of Gua\ayLlUil. \\ihree
coastal areas li\ e oft tuna and
shritiping and rt-ural road's are
lined \\ ith the banana planta-
tions lhat make Ecuador the"
\\ orldI top exporter of lthe
But thel t\wo candidates
could nol be further apart.

Born into a humble faunil\.
Correa. 43. \\on scholarships
from an early age landL received
degrees in Ihte 1.nited States and
Europe. Ilis brief stint as fi-
nlance minillistel \\as nutrked by
a tussIl w\ith the VWorld Bank.
and former teachers described
him as keenly aware of Latin
America's inequalities.
His outsider status and
battle cry against the discredited
congress and Ecuador's political
old guard have drawn the sup-
port of voters who blame tradi-
tional parties for years of insta-
bility and corruption.
Noboa. who counts some of
the \world's jetset among his
personal friends, is on his third
attempt for the presidency.
Employing a minx of religion
and old-fashioned populism, he
says his business experience can

I'.S. Stae )Department calls
hill aIucla. the fourth-cmr'cy
thel region.
Venezuela. the fourth-

largest exporter of oil to the
United States, ha: been ai the
forefront of Latin America's
resurgent Latin Amrerican

help battle the poverty afflict-
inC one in six of his countrlnmen.
lie brands Correa a radi-
cal who \\ would upend
licLuador's ecoonomy. But
Noboa's critics sa\ the mag-
nate \\ il! use political office
to bolster his empire that
stretclhes fromn bananas aind
coflCee to construction. 1He
has brushed off charges of
\\orkcr exploitation at his
Standing outside their poor
barrio's rickety homes fash-
ioned froi sugar cane. Isidio
Pact/ and W\ilmar Vallc were en-
gagedl in debate about the mer-
its ofeach candidate.
"Noboa's money is his.
not for poor Ecuadoreans and
the other one, Correa. won't
be able to fulfill what he
promises." Paez said. "At
least the man who has assets
here isn't going to let his
business go bankrupt."
(Additional reporting by
Carlos Andrade in Quito)

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An editorial viewpoint

THERE was something quite special about this year's ob-
servance by Guyana in joining with the rest of the world
to mark the 26th anniversary of "International Day for
the Elimination of Violence against Women".
It was not just the picture of togetherness (as shown, for
example, in yesterday's Guyana Chronicle) in opposing the
evil of domestic violence against our women folk. Expressions
of outrage came from government ministers, representatives
of the main parliamentary opposition, women of the legal and
other professions at Friday's public rally at Parliament Build-
ing, as well as in statements from non-government
Rather, it was the unanimity and coherence with which
those voices were raised by various women's, human rights and
other organizations against what Home Affairs Minister Clem-
ent Rohee has deemed "the silent epidemic" creating havoc in
family life and negatively impacting on the wider society.
As noted by women organizations of the PPP/C and PNCR.
as well as the Guyana Human Rights Association. Red Thread
and the Help and Shelter agency, it is not enough to have on
the statute book the Domestic Violence Act. It is to ensure se-
rious, methodical implementation as well as working to toughen
existing laws, such as for sexual offences.
New Minister of -lumlan Services and Social
Security, Priya Manickchand, appears quite anxious for the en-
forcement of tougher penalties against those found guilty of bat-

A'machismo' sickness

eriing women anId sexual olTfIences coinuiltted against then.
As non-governmental organizations pointed oul in a joint
press statement on iFriday, the prevailing attitude towards
women who report incidences of the degrading crime of rape is
one of scepticism by the law enforcement agencies and, I
would add as occurs in court cases where rape victims are
at times compelled to relive the horrors of that heinous crime
against them.
Perhaps the time is now for Guyana to seriously consider
the establishment of a special court to deal with family matters
like divorce, custody of children, sharing of assets and, of course
the horrible crime of rape.
Domestic violence reveals more than physical scars
against women and traumatized children. They do more
than shatter the norms of civility in family life.
This "epidemic" not so really 'silent' also impacts
on economic productivity and social relations at various levels,
making a farce of equal rights that others are fighting for in the
face of a prevailing backward, brutal "machismo" that could be
curbed by implementation of even existing laws while new laws
are being drafted.
Women organizations, human rights activists and all those
whose social conscience drives them to battle the plague of vio-
lence against women, would be encouraged by the militancy also
being displayed across our Caribbean region and the extra-re-
gional fraternal networks.
Together. they can keep hope alive for a new dawn in the
international struggle to eliminate this crime against women
whose fundamental rights are callously violated with recurring

cowardly displays of machismo.
The perpetrators are men with no sense of shame for
brutalising and degrading women in seeking to assert their con-
cept of "power", but betraying in the process a sad ignorance
of the meaning of partnership and equal rights.
Given the common positions stated over the past two
days by public officials and NGO groups, perhaps we can
optimistically look forward to meaningful developments,
including more effective implementation of the Domestic
Violence Act and introduction of new laws, before the ob-
servance in 2007 of the 27th anniversary of another "In-
ternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against


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- Challenge for our CARICOM heads

IN THIS column last Sunday,
1 reported on a still restricted
50-page report submitted last
month to CARICOM Heads
of Government by a
"Technical Working Group on
Governance" that proposed
some significant changes for
more relevant and effective
conduct of the business of the
now 33-year-old Caribbean
At the core of the TWG's
recommendations is a proposal
for the establishment of a high-
level four member CARICOM
Commission empowered with
executive authority and
approval by parliament of a
"single CARICOM Act" by all
participating member states in
accordance with the letter and
spirit of the new CARICOM
Treaty that provides for the
creation of the emerging
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME).
The call by the TW,(; for a
CARICOM Conmllission --- ltie
modalities of functioning and
financing of which are outlined
in its report -- copies 14 years
after the idea for such ;ini
administrative niechaini in .\;as
first proposed in the fair-
cleaclhing 1992 cpoirt l Thilie
West Indian CoinitsII nii .
headed ts SiIt ",Li l:iA l
Ti d i i I : i .
t.| I|. ,' 'n I h ,' ..if .f ,i. -
.,illtel i i.-n ; m"r .u. i:,.'.-

if it is recover lost ground and
respond t lileth demands of the
present and the I'utulle, the West
Indies must put in place
machinery that overcomes this
But a mixture of political
opportunism, crass pettiness
and false assumptions were to
result in the shelving of the idea
of such an empowered


(Commission with promise of
pursuing it later, along with
other significant
recomnniendations embodied in
the WIC's report.
The 19')2 Port-o'f Spain
Summi it at which corL
recoUilliiendations of the
commission n i CL'
discusLsed, missedd ;Ian
opportunity to take ,a firm,
iisionin.rI\ sand i fiou\ 0111 o1'
creating of i a nian.'l 'e nit -ill
-ti ruciti lt' Ii !! .Id li. et
. it'nid l fit necessi lur sot

arrangements and studies. For
instance, that of the 2000
'Review of tile Stiucture and
Functioning of the CARICOM
Even the ideas suggested in
that "review" were to be
sidelined with the explanation
that the Ileads of Government
had decided (at their 2003
Montego Bay Summit) to have
an even more wider examination
of the governance system of the
conmmunnity's business in
preparation for operationalising
the CSME.

By November 2003 a
committee of technocrats,
functioning within the
context of a Prime
Ministerial Expert Working
Group on "regional
governance" with a mandate
grounded in "The Rose Hall
Declaration" of the 2003
Summit, returned to the
imperatives in having a
CARICOM Commission "or
other executive mechaniisml".
iBut the paper chase would
contintic as the realisation of
su chi governance mechanisms
\\as to remain elusive.
The political merry-go-.
roiunid on creation of lihe
conlll)ia.ioll tonltinued light up
to laIt yecar s CARICOM
Suimitiitl in St L.ucia, when
another lchniecal working g
(iroup \\&as established.
!h T h ,,in .,ll .i Ls t is s itt. ,,I
chairel by \auialin [ t \is witlh

Denis Benn as vice-chairman.
included coming up with
recommendations on specific
guidelines on the funtclioning of
a management body empowered
with executive authority.
Having outlined their
recommendations, including
calling for a four-member
CARICOM Commission of
"persons of high political
experience", vested with
executive authority, tihe
members of the TWG offered
the justification for the
proposed approach for effective
governance in the regional
integration process.
"There is growing
recognition", the TWG noted.
"that an effective system of
regional governance is a key
requirement for the optimal
functioning of the agreed
regional integration space. The
quickening pace of integration
evident in the move towards
the establishment of the CSME
now requires the introduction
of an innovative system of
regional decision-making, if the
objectives of Caribbean
integration are to be
The TWG's report was to
have been discussed at a
scheduled-special mccting of
CARICOM leaders earlier this
month in Port-of-Spain. For
reasons not clear the meeting
was indefinitely postponed
I doubt tt;u it would take
place before the first Inteir-
Sessional Meeting of
CARICOM leaders planned Ior
February next year in StVincent
and the Grenadines,.
In thle circumInsltancs.L is
relevant to ask \whether the
political inerri -go-1imoun! 11 1 .1
decision to establtih t11e
('CARICOM Commission \\ill
'. .....''" t;e 'r^\x;.d~ '*i- :1 nri' ll ,"i-

Sessional Meeting.
There are eminent)
qualified CARICOM nationals
"of high political experience" to
comprise the proposed four-
member commission.


However, to suggest
potential names could onl)
further prejudice the chances ol
this elusive governance
mechanism bein"
established any time soon, ii
view of the evident reluctance
by CARICOM leaders t(
devolve executive authority.
That is something the
Community Secretariat ha.
never been given under an)
Secretary General from tht
now late William Demas t(
the current Edwin Carrington.
Interestingly, three of th
former Secretaries-General
Demlns, Alister McIntyre and
Roderick Rainford. were to ht
subsequently involved
in studies .hlt ressulted ii
recommi nd nations for at
e 1m I o 'ow e r e
CARICOM Commission
Dl)mas and Mclntyre on Thi
\\est Indian Commission ant
Ritinfiol on the recent
.11, o l^ rkinll (jUoup Ol
(,xt n i~t l^ ,|'| ,..

conducted in the interest of
achieving the laudable objectives
of the substantially revised
"Chaguaramas Treaty".
The question is whether
fear of losing or sharing some
of the power they control is at
the core of the apparent
reluctance by CARICOM
leaders to devolve execuilive
authority for effective
governance of the Community.
If not, then the region's
public should
be enlightened why there
continues to be pathetic foot-
dragging on a
recommendation, repeatedly
made, for the creation of an
empowered CARICOMN
Commission, as articulated
in the comprehensive 1992
"'Time for Action" report by
The West Indian
Commission (WIC).
A core recommendation in
that report by the 15-nmeihber
WIC of eminent C('ARICOMl
nationals - chaired by
Ra;.iiphil twii /Ali'tier Mcllnt\yr
s \'ite- hlairi an l; \as ;I or lthe
eslahlishnlieii ol a three-
tIcitnber body. 1emtpowe red wilth
executive ailthorsy to m;i;inage
the ;ll'fairs of the colninitnilt.
based on solnel of -itn ol oni
guideline's of' thI I uropean
( 1 1U0 1111|( \\1(
1I 11 l'l li H .ll O h d 1
CARI ) O ., ( ,;.,- M ,1. ;il


WELL raas to rhaatid, me
In one of my trips to Ja
maica, I got me an amusing
booklet purporting to help yoi
understand Jamaican.
It's not that need to get mi
a dictionary to help me con
verse with anyone of our breth
ren and sistrep from the Carib
I have no problem under
standing Jamaicans, Barbadians
Trinis and people from the small
Put me among a group o:
fine Caribbean people and I'll b
able to talk and get on well witl
them, when it matters.
I don't need a dictionary
for the English-speaking Car
ibbean because when it comes
to talking and getting along,
am like Georgie in that Bob
Marley song who "would
make the fire light, as it was
love was burning through the
No woman, no cry I have
no problem understanding the
sistren and brethren from the
Caribbean (although one has to
be always careful with those re-
ally guttural Barbadians who car
sometimes have you straining
your ears to understand what
they are saying.)
So, it was not a problem of
comprehension that led me tc
grab that booklet on understand-
ing Jamaican.
I saw it, I liked it and I had
to get it. That's just me.
Several years ago, a lecturer
in Communications and Effec-
tive Speaking had predicted to
my class that it would not have
been long before curse words (u
know those #%@***&%%#
words) become accepted in ev-
eryday conversation.
He was so right, because it
was not long after that those
(expletives deleted) were being
used left, right and centre, in
movies and in novels and even
in dictionaries.
My lecturer rightly rea-
soned that there are no better
words than curse words that
could best vent one's feelings.
Man, was he soooooo right!
Imagine being polite and
telling someone who offends
you simply, "I am upset with
you" as against "You tek you
raas and pass me" or something
even stronger. U know what I
We Guyanese have our very
effective terms to tell people
just how we feel when we feel
Just stand back and listen to
a good busing session between
two neighbours, or others who
fall out, and tell mi I~' nn!
I love our Guyanese ver-
-"'ilar and wouldn't trade it for
the world.
But, the Caribbean man that
I am, I like to go regional at
times and spread the love, mak-
'iih'g'swedt 'husic with words as
I go with the flow. '



So it is with me and that
booklet on understanding Jamai-
g can. I keep it handy because I
u find Jamaican very apt to de-
scribe some situations when the
e vernacular of other places would
not do.
And raas to rhaatid is what
I found fitting to describe the
freaking mess that's being
tossed around in this country of
S ours.
S I just couldn't believe it.
Power for the street lights
f in Georgetown may soon be cut
e off because the City Council
1 owes Guyana Power & Light
(GPL) $243M!
S That was the word from
Mayor Hamilton Green last
s week when he announced that
I the Bourda Market Constabu-
S lary Outpost and the Constabu-
S lary Training Complex had al-
s ready been darkened since No-
S vember 21.


bean countries could really
end up benefiting from a re-
ality check delivered by Brit-
ish Prime Minister Tony
Blair when he said there will
be no stopping the disman-
tling of preferential access on
the very few remaining com-
modities to the European
While it may have also been
a bitter blow to some countries
still hoping to lobby for prefer-
ential access, others may have
viewed it as being realistic
though the Caribbean, like their
counterparts in Africa and the
Pacific, have been insistent that
they don't want handouts from
the European Union (EU) but
only fair trade and a suitable
transition period to be competi-
The EU is the main trading
partner for most of the 78 Afri-
can, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) countries.
Under the Cotonou Agree-
ment, the EU and ACP have a
system of preferences which are
expected to be replaced by the
end of 2007 by World Trade
Organisation (WTO) compatible
trading agreements.
The European Commission
has put forward the Economic
Faritnerh!n Agreements (EPAs)
to replace these accords.
Blair, at a recent one-day
conference in London under the
theme 'Transforming the Carib-
bean '7'onomy: New Avenues
bn ,1 the Car-
for Investment", ugrp t ar-
ibbeap to start tjinking'about
te st-prfernces er and to

He said those places have
since been forced to use genera-
tors and current to the Munici-
pal Abattoir and South Road
Day Care Centre was also cut
off Friday.
Mayor Green said next on
the list to be discontinued is
street lighting.
Yeah, right!
Raas to rhaatid!
Traffic lights not working
for years, and now the city may
be in darkness because City Hall
cannot pay its light bills!
Raas to rhaatid!
GPL cuts off lights to poor
citizens who dare to fall behind
for a couple of months and the
City Council runs up a bill of
$243M and the Mayor is pout-
Raas to rhaatid!
And what's even more over-
bearing is the finger-pointing. "It
wasn't me!"

Raas to rhaatid!
Mr Green blamed the loom-
ing "potential crisis", which
would adversely affect citizens
and workers, on the council's
narrow revenue base, the atti-
tude of the Government and a
"stubborn" City Hall adminis-
Yeah right!
Raas to rhaatid!
Oh, Most High, when will
this foolishness in this city end
and righteousness prevail?
If u find a term better than
my Jamaican to describe the s..t
that's being heaped on us, email
me at khan@guyana.net.gy but
be careful because my spam
guard would not accept those
choice curse words u may have
in mind.
In the meantime, raas to
And hail up the Jamai-

ity check

- aribbean

develop their economy as the
EU special export deals on
sugar, bananas and other agricul-
tural produce evaporate.
He believed the Caribbean
in the next two decades could
be a thriving region with new
economic activity based on
competitive agricultural com-
modities, agro-enterprises, food
security, services, tourism and a
more integrated single market.
The Blair-initiated confer-
ence was organised following
strong criticisms against him by
Caribbean heads at last year's
Commonwealth heads meeting
in Malta.
Barbadian Prime Minister
Owen Arthur who has been lead-
ing the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) into the Carib-
bean Single Market (CSM)
agreed that the Caribbean must
have an economic vision beyond
trade preferences.
Given the realities facing the
Caribbean, it is a good time to
raise the issue of where indi-
vidual countries in the Carib-
bean see themselves in the next
ten or even 20 years.
But how many countries
have already developed that 'vi-
sion' of where they want to be
in a specific timeframe and what
they should do to arrive there?
Not very many that I know.
The few notable exceptions
are Barbados, wnlci .c .?' to
be clear on where it wants to go
and Trinidad and Tobago which
developed the 2020 Vision in
which it is aimingfa. first world
s'2L'? in the next 15 years.
The Organ"Goi'!n of East-

ern Caribbean States (OECS) is
coming up with its own version
of "shared sovereignty with an
executive commission," while
Jamaica has talked off and on
about a 2020 vision in the same
vein as Trinidad and Tobago,
but cannot seem to go beyond
the rhetoric.
A bit on the Trinidad and
Tobago 'vision'. Even if
Trinidad and Tobago does not
attain the ambitious goal of de-
veloped status by the year
2020, the government has been
leveraging its oil and gas re-
sources in a way to ensure the
sustainable long-term develop-
ment of the country.
There have already been no-
table improvements such as in
education, health, social services
and infrastructure, although
there are complaints that the
government can do more given
the millions of dollars in rev-
enue surplus coming to the na-
tional coffers from the vast en-
ergy sector every year.
There was also strong pri-
vate sector and national involve-
ment in Trinidad and Tobago's
Vision 2020 Draft National Stra-
tegic Plan which was prepared
by a multi-sectoral group com-
prising reports from 28 sub-
committees and involving 84
public participation sessions
across the twin-island state.
The draft plan articulates
five aev 'i"'nent priorities: de-
veloping innovate\, cople;
nurturing a caring society; gov-
erning effectively: enabling
competitive businesses, and in-
vesting in sonl,' :-,r

and environment
In recognizing that a major
strategy would entail changing
existing mindsets and culture, a
crucial element of the draft plan
is based on measuring perfor-
I've mentioned the Trinidad
vision only to emphasise the
critical need for countries to ar-
ticulate their medium to long
term development plans and to
begin to think about their
economy in a post-preferences
era, as suggested by the British
Prime Minister, and how best to
prepare for the challenges ahead
and maintain sustainability.
On a wider focus, does the
Caribbean ;iave a coherent action
plan guiding their negotiations to
address enhancing the region's
productive capacity so that
trade-related development will
mean we do have products and
services to trade first in our
single market and new commodi-
ties with value-added to put onto
the international market'.
There have been loads of talk
about addressing supply side
constraints but exactly what are
we preparing to supply? What
are the research and innovation
coming out of the universities to
"keJhc regioncompetitive and
innovative .
Wltn- r re the ,r Angos-

Demerara Brown sugars?
Are we also marshalling
and retooling our intellectual
capital for the kind of 21st cen-
tury that our small vulnerable
economies will need to survive?
So a lot to ponder and a lot
of deep self-examination as
trade preferences and barriers
tumble down around us.
And although Europe is
proposing their EPAs, the Car-
ibbean should not even bank too
much on that as there are al-
ready concerns that it is lean-
ing more in the interest of the
ELI, rather than on our small,
developing and vulnerable
Dr. PJ. Gomes, Guyana's
Ambassador to Brussels and
one of the most dynamic Car-
ibbean diplomats there, warned
that the EPA negotiations could
lead to a cul de sac with open
markets to be flooded by EU
products and services and mar-
ginal Caribbean exports into
Europe if the region doesn't
take the limited time and avail-
able resources to retool its
economies and search for value-
added innovations in agriculture,
tourism, engineering, for in-
Maybe a lot of that is al-
ready taking place but not yet
marshalled into genuine inte-
grated efforts.
Dr. Gomes was also con-
cerned that the negotiations of
EPAs seem to have unions, em-
ployers' organizations, private
enterprise, manufacturers
merely as bystanders in the
margins of all the legal texts be-
ing drafted of what will deter-
mine the survival of the region
as a wi.,!!.-
All this howev'C. confirms
to me, that our Caribbt)Cn
economies must put their house
in order, starting with a vision
or a plan for their people and
their economies.
The first step: having a
mindset change, to one that
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 200

Never a Caribbean airline?

(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)

A YEAR ago in a commentary
entitled "Time to Ground
National Airlines", I observed
that: "The national airline
option has not worked for the
CARICOM area. And, if it
continues to be pursued, air
traffic into and out of the re-
gion will pass to carriers of
other countries with little if
any regard for CARICOM's
development goals".
On November 21st this
year, Caribbean Airlines the
proposed successor company
to BW1A, the Trinidad and To-
bago state-owned airline an-
nounced that it was entering a
"partnership" with British Air-
ways from March next year,
Under this "partnership".
Caribbean Airlines will give up
BWIA's current lucrative slots
at London's Heathrow Airport
in return for code sharing with
BA from Gatwick Airport a
considerable distance from Lon-
don. BA will clearly be the se-
nior partner in this proposed re-
lationship controlling the inven-
tory and pricing.
My observation in Novem-
ber last year echoed the views
of several regional airline ex-
perts, and reflected the conclu-
sion of the 1992 West Indian
Commission which stated in its
report. "Time for Action", that
a single CARICOM airline, in
some form. was vitally neces-
sary and the national airline op-
tion should be abandoned.
The calls for a regional air-
line came against the background
of severe financial losses by all
the national airlines, and even
the privately-owned Caribbean
Star, which was competing with

LIAT in the Eastern and South-
ern Caribbean.
At the lime, three gocvern-
ment-ow\ned airlines that serve
multi-destinations \within llithe re-
gion,i were all undergoing in1ajor
restructuring exercises. This fol-
lowed a decade during which
they collectively incuin-cd losses

in excess of US$1.5 billion
funded by taxpayers' money.
These airlines were: Air Ja-
maica, BWIA and LIATl though
it should be mentioned that Ba-
hamas Air, the national airline of
the Bahamas, and Cayman Air-
lines \were also doing poorly.
The restructuring of the
three airlines are expensive
and are being funded by tax-
payers. US$400 million was
spent on restructuring Air Ja-
maica, the Jamaica state-
owned airline. Yet, last year.
the airline lost another
US$136 million which will
have to be picked up by the
government. This questions
the value of its restructuring.
In the case of BWIA. the
Trinidad and Tobago state-

owned airline, tile overnlment
was backing tile airline's bor-
row\ings and other transactions
with guarantees. Finally, this
year. thie government decidetl to
close down BWIA and pumpl
US$250 million into a successor
company, Caribbean Airlines.
Caribbean Airlines is essen-
tially BWIA with all the old
union contracts gone. This
means some of the employees
will be severed and others of-
fered new relationships will
the new entity.
With regard to LIAT. the
restructuring figure bandied
about last year was US$50 mil-
lion. At that time, continued
competition with Caribbean
Star was still envisaged.
In all this discussion
about restructuring and fi-
nancing, the notion of a
single Caribbean airline was
hardly discussed even
though. in 1995, the Carib-
bean Tourism Organisation
(CTO) commissioned a re-
port which identified huge
savings that could be achieved
through co-operation and dif-
ferent levels of integration of
national airlines.
The annual sa\ ings were
sufficient to otftset the annual
losses that these airlines typi-
cally sustained.
The CTO-conmiissioned
study was ignored.
In 2005. the Caribbean
Hotel Association tCHA) exam-
ined the issue again and in clear.
unequivocal terms concluded
that a regional airline was the
only way forward.
It issued a White Paper to
fornmthe basis for aJdiscussion
betw6e'lhbe three airlines and
their ~_1bh6enment owners and
call@ .fl the creation of a re-
gional airline.



Medical Practitioners are hereby notified that the Council will
be holding itsAnnual Continuing Medical Session on Sunday,
December 3, 2006 at the Hotel Tower from 08:30 h. Six
Lectures will be presented as follows:

1. Diverticulosis of the Colon (An Informative

Review) Dr. Dalgleish Joseph

2. Arresting the Progression of Chronic Renal

Failure Prof. George Nicholson

3. Commonly Used Drugs in Pregnancy Dr. M. Y.
4. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy The Guyana
Experience- Dr. Narendra Bhalla

5. Management of Acute Myocardiac Infraction

Dr. Alfred Sparman

(. .oiint Replacement (The Guyk-ia Experience) -
Dr. Fawcett Jeffrey

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Again, the While Paper wlas
Then, on November 21st
this year, the new Caribbean
Airlines announced the forma-
tion of its "partnership" with
British Airways starting from
March next year.
What is remarkable about
this announcement is that a Car-
ibbean airline can find the means
to partner with a foreign airline
but there is no sign that the air-
lines of the Caribbean can part-
ner with each other.
Caribbean Airlines, for
instance, has already made
suggested plans to establish
its own Dash-8 subsidiary to
feed its bigger airlines at
hubs in Trinidad, Barbados
and Antigua. This means
that it will still compete with
LIAT and Caribbean Star or
the airline that emerges
from a current negotiation
between these two ailing air-
lines to create a single air-
It took years of losing
money, through competition
with each other, before the

shareholders of LIAT and Car-
ibbean Star finally decided to
stop their joint haeliorrhaging.
In the meantime, Air Ja-
maica stands mightily aloof
from the developments sur-
rounding the other nationally
owned airlines. It will continue
as the national airline of Jamaica
and the Jamaican taxpayers will
foot the hill of IUS$536 million
that might otherwise be spent
on health or education.
It will also continue to
compete with BWIA/Carib-
bean Airlines out of New York
into the Eastern Caribbean
causing both airlines to lose
What is more, according to
the Ministry of Finance, Air Ja-
maica will be using "older model
planes" in an effort to save
US$25 million. Although, who
will be happy over the use of
"older model planes" is
anybody "s guess.
But. the problems of Car-
ibbean airlines have not changed
since a year ago.
They still face high costs as
a consequence of their separate

operations. They continue ti
forego the benefits of economic
of scale that could have applied
to a single airline or even to th
merged operation of some c
their activities such as offices
airports, check-in counters, tele
communication circuits, and th
purchase of jet fuel.
BWIA and Air Jamaica still
carry fewer passengers into an
out of the region than their foi
eign competitors. For instance
American Airlines carries fa
more people between Miam
and Port-of-Spain than BWL
The national Caribbean airline
are outdone by the foreign car
riers with greater resources.
These national airlines wil
not long survive unless govern
ments continue to pour money
into them. The case for ground
ing them remains solid.
Trinidad and Tobago ma
have Caribbean Airlines fron
January and for a time, bu
it seems that the CARICOIN
region will never have a Car
ibbean airline.
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SAYING "1 told you so" everybody else in the region has misleading. And now w
usually just annoys people, so them Iran. Syria. Israel. know, froap Omar Nasiri'"
I try to avoid it. Egypt and the U.S. knew testimony, that Libi ha
The milk has been spilled, that Saddam had once had them declared that Iraq was al
and it won't help to rub their too because it helped him to gSt Qaeda's main target wel
noses in it (to mix a metaphor). them (during the Iran-Iraq W.ar.*' before he was captured.
But in this case 1 just have to in the 1980s). '. .- Nasiri told Newsnight tha
say: I told you so. What nobody knew at that months before the 9/11 attack
Last week Omar Nasiri. a time was that Saddam really had and the U.S. invasion o
Moroccan who spent seven destroyed them all as ordered Afghanistan, he had been in
years infiltrating 'ai"Qaei as a mosque where the question wa
double agent working for the asked "Where is the bes
French and British intelligence country' to fight the jihad?'" amt
sr\ ices. told tle B13C's ,"'- L Libi had replied that Iraq wa
Newsnighl programune that al- -" the chosen country because i
Qaeda deliberately fed false was the "weakest."
information to the U.S. By "weakest." h
government in order to ^. presumably meant that it
encourage it to invade Iraq. ., economy swas crumbling unde
According to Nasiri (a UN sanctions. its once-higl
pseudlon mul). lbn Sheikh al-Libi. living standard was falling fast
who ran al-Qaeda training and its ruler. Saddam Husseir
camps in Afghanistan and was w'as both incompetent an,
captured in the U.S. invasion of deeply unpopular. So Iraq wa
that country five years ago. told the right place to start the jihad
his U.S. interrogators that For the extremists of al
Saddam Hussein was ' Qaeda. the "jihad" had to b
cooperating with the terrorist ,- waged first and foremost gains
organisation to plan attacks -. --- the existing governments o
with chemical and biological Muslim countries, to replace
weapons. after the Gulf War of 1990-91. them with regimes made up o
That was exactly what poor So. American forces people like themselves swhl
old Colin Powell. U.S. Secretary scooped up lbn Sheikh al-Libi truly knew and obeyed the ivil
of State at the time. told the in Aflhanistan in November. of God.
United Nations Security 2001. and sent hint off to rEgypt Al-Qaeda. a largely Aral
Council in IFebruary. 2003. when to be tortured (because the U.S. organisation operating from exil
he wa;s ti\ ing to get the UN to itself doesn't do torture) in the in Afghanistan. s'as looking fo
back the invasion of Iraq. He presence of American a first foothold back home i'
said 1 ta;11 "a senior terrorist interrogators. And Libi told his the Arab world, and Libi \wa
operative"' who "w'\as lie tboutl Saddalm Hussein's saying that the leadership ha
re sponsible for one of ial- comlpliciiy \ iitii al-Qacda. \which chosen Iraq as the best place t,
QaeLd:Ci's training .iitips in Colin Powell sei/ed on as slart. So when lie was facet
;ghaI i iii" hadd tol .d S. |islil'itliti: lor the t.S. llaack w\ ith lEgyplin lori tir rs al,
Illct.lt ors halt S:ltdall on It.u .A\lnierican interrogators ,1 lc\
I losscin hadi otl ci'd to trai ll il- I low d1o we know that L ibi months later., the olsious thin
QaCedIa in the use o of chlellica] lied under' torture'? Well, ;; would b ', i' .,. cllis tli
anild biol'oical weapons. know thatl p irt ,; -edu would 'erstiade tie 1' S.
W ilhl hlle w\istloimi rainiig focused on invadlc la.q.
'..".' ti it is obvious that withstanding interrogation I'nm not saying that that'
Clther Ilc .S. was lying, or else and giving false information. why lithe U.S. ini ...
Ih;Il the "senior Ilrorist We know from olin Powell '- v n ead
opel'ativi" had licdil to (hi a .S.. that ..me il-,.Qaeda being advocated and planned
since Siilan diin'l ave any o :. did give the neo-conservatives whI
chs nical and bi. .i.Ical inf, animation that later turned
.,;,. ~ Practicall,' o-Ml. to, he deliherael Pte^ ;eepage nl

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UNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006

Gossip as a human function

'HE use of gossip as a sig-
ificant aspect of human
,ehaviour has recently been
'iven considerable attention.
"It has a long history but a
'hort past". It serves its mas-
ers well but is devastating to
ts victims.
In spite of its ill effects, it
vill endure as a human practice
md thus the continued interest
n its functions. It has grown
o become a national and inter-
rational industry, sustained by
ambiguity and anxiety and per-
sonalities that feed on these un-
Scholars believe that it
serves a useful human function
of emotionally grooming the
participants, while acting as ca-
.harsis in releasing high anxiety
in "dying to tell".
There are several types of
gossip, such as social, business
and cyberspace. This article fo-
cuses on the social aspects and
its ramifications.
Gossip is popularly de-
fined as rumour or talk of a per-
sonal, sensational or intimate
nature. It could also be a per-
son who habitually spreads
such personal intimate rumours.
A gossip is public informa-
tion that reflects a private guess
or hypotheses. The evidence is
circumstantial and it is embel-
lished by allegations and attri-
butions or desperate attempts
to find explanations for specific

motives or behaviours.
It is a human effort to want
to make sense and meaning out
of situations, especially those
ambiguous and uncertain. The
gossip would intensify when in-

formation is lacking and the
need for it grows.
Gossip is communication
without verification; but the
communication has some degree
of familiarity and intimacy. and
it is intended for dissemination.
Gossip is different from
runour. While both may involve
"idle talk"., and are unconfirnled.
gossip is more common in small.
intimate groups. It is more
chatty and conversational with
little physical or psychological
distance between listener and
Rumours are impersonal
and may involve strangers.

From page eight
surrounded George W. Bush even before he won the
residency, for ideological and geo-strategic reasons that had
nothing to do with terrorism.
Why Bush himself went along with it is an enduring mystery.
md Maureen Dowd's hypothesis that it's really driven by Oedipal
conflict ("Dad didn't take Baghdad, but I will") is as good as any.
But the invasion would have happened without Libi's lies. It
would even have happened without 9/11, if the neo-cons had got
their way.
The point is that al-Qaeda wanted to attack Saddam itself, but
was happy to have the U.S. invade Iraq and overthrow him instead
because it knew that in the long run it would benefit from the
ensuing war of resistance against foreign occupation.
I have been saying this all along, because I know a little about
how Salafists think, and quite a lot about how terrorist strategies
However, Nasiri's revelations are the first circumstantial
evidence that al-Qaeda leaders actively tried to encourage the U.S.
Every day that U.S. troops have been in Iraq since March,
2003 has been a day when they served the purposes of al-
Every day that they remain, they will continue to serve
its purposes.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent
journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.)


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There is a sense of external ur-
gency with some remoteness of
the information.
In gossip, however, there is
a high consensus among the
participants they may be-
long to the same community and
be quite familiar with each other.
As a result, there may be greater
group cohesiveness and consen-
The origin of the word
"gossip" goes back to the
eleventh century and comes
from the Old English or
Anglo-Saxon word,


"Godsibb". which means "an
individual related to one in
God", or simply "godparent".
Up to the sixteenth century
of the Middle English era. it re-
ferred to men who share a fel-
lowship in drink, or women in-
vited to witness a birth. There-
after, it evolvedI as "idle talk".
especially among women.
By the seventeenth cen-
tury. it had already earned the
term "hearsay" and developed a
negative connotation. Follow-
ing the 1800s the word emerged
quite close to its present mean-
ing and usage.
The present definition of
gossip seems quite inad-
equate when one examines
the structure and functions of

the word. Besides the given
definition it bears a negative
Communication specialists
suggest that there is tremendous
importance in gossip, especially
in the workplace. It helps to un-
derstand the sub-groups. the in-
ner and outer groups, those who
may get the raise or who "may
be sleeping their way to the
Where the gossip takes
place may determine with
whom and the purpose it

Neighborhood gossip may
differ from church gossip.
There Illma be more scrutiny or
resistance about a church scan-
dal than about the gossip of an

Gossip is sustained bl
mIan'y factors such as uincer-
taintly. anxiety. an attention-
seeking personality or the des-
perate need for information. The
quality of uncertainly is one of
amnbiguily with respect to dura-
tion and occurrence of the inlior-
There is a question of
doubt, of \vagueness and lthe
want of assurance. This state of
doubt coupled with the desire

Pursuant to Article 135 of the Company's Articles
of Association, the Board of Directors of
declared an Interim Dividend of 11 cents per
share free of Company Taxes in respect of the
Year 2006.

The Register of Members and Share Transfer
Books of Demerara Distillers Limited will be
closed from December 01, 2006 December 08,
2006, both days inclusive, for the purpose of
preparing the Dividend Warrants.

This Divideno w;::h naid on December 08, 2006
This Divideno wi rered
to those Shareholders whose names a' ~O tere
on the Register of Members at the time of closure
of the register.


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to know motivates one to ur-
When this urgency is ac-
companied by the strong need
to explain human behaviour in
common sense terms, attribu-
tion error of faulty explanation
is frequently the result.
Behaviour in the attribu-
tion suggests that explana-
tions are given in subjective
or personal terms. Such ex-
planations are pervasive in
human behaviour and will
find greater force when vali-
dated by a consensus of sym-
pathetic listeners often
without objective evidence.
It satisfies, however, the
immediate need to know.
Ambiguity is another factor
that can sustain the gossip. Un-
like uncertainty, the realm of
possibilities is reduced. Like
uncertainty it is still subjective.
wavering in opinions, hesitation
and doubt \with continued ele-
ments of obscurilv.
:As the possibilities of ex-
planations are narrowed. gossip-
Crs may find greater motivation
to explain and to tell.
If there is no specific per-
sonality type for the gossip-
monger. there are trails that
seem to follow him. A highly
anxious individual is more likely
to spread and/or repeal a gos-
sip. These individuals tend to
dwell on uncertain\ and are
very likely to believe that a gos-
sip has a source of fact or it
would not have begun in the
first place.
The behaviour can be so
compulsive as to continue the
gossip in the face of facts.
The construction of a gossip
in the human mind may be no
less than construction of ill

symptoms of an individual's
neurotic manifestations.
A gossip may be an indi-
vidual with a greater degree of
insecurity and finds security
and attention from the act of
gossiping. Any psychological
aloofness breeds a sense of
separation anxiety. The indi-
vidual then develops skills in
capturing and manipulating the
much needed attention and se-
People who gossip a great
deal tend to work in people-ori-
ented professions. As such,
gossip becomes a form of sub-
limated therapy, a catharsis
seeking needed outlet with keen
or sympathetic listeners.
Their morbid ideas and/or
emotions are purged thereby re-
leasing the anxieties and tension.
an unburdening of the soul.
A particular gossip is an in-
dividual island of consciousness
but which must act as a mnem-
ber of a whole and must submit
to the pattern or group of re-
lated personality traits. Such
personalities or traits that cre-
ate or spawn gossips are ideal
for the breeding of neuroses.
The listener, sympathetic
or critical, helps the transfor-
mation of consciousness of
the inner feelings of one's
own existence. The differ-
ence with the sympathetic
listener and professional
therapist is that there is no
higher order conditioning to
treat or deal effectively with
the source cause.
Thus. the trait will re-occur
as a neurosis with new gossip
of the greater need for it.
The thinking component
of a gossip indicates the in
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By Manuel Madriz Fornos
RUM forms part of the historical-cultural heritage of the
Greater Caribbean.
It is also a significant economic item in that region, which
is understood to be the islands of the Caribbean and the Conti-
nental Caribbean as a whole.
Rum became an important product of the Antilles (West
Indies) following the introduction of sugar cane in 1493 by
Christopher Columbus.
Rum is mentioned for the very first time in documents origi-
nating in Barbados in 1650, in which ,it is referred to as "kill-
devil" or "rumbullion" (a word coming from Devonshire, En-
gland, which means 'a great tumult') In 1667, it was simply
called rum, which gave rise to the Spanish word ron and the
French Word rhum.
The islands of the Caribbean aIe dosely linked to the
origins of rum. Suffice it to say that rum has been exported
to the world from' the Caribbean since the 17th and 18th
centuries, from the Antilles to Europe and the English colo-
nies. Furthermore, among other uses,,it served as an item
of exchange in the trade in slaves, gold and ivory in Africa
and in the skin trade with the North American Indians.
There is also a series of rum industries in the Continental
Caribbean, but each one with its owA historical-cultural par-
ticularities, which differ from those of the Caribbean islands,
especially in the manufacturing process. Nevertheless, they both
recognize rum as a by-product of suga" cane.
As a result of this historical-cultural and economic reality,
rum is of strategic importance for the Greater Caribbean.
The entity representing rum in the Caribbean islands

is the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association
(WIRSPA), which is headquartered in Barbados.
WIRSPA's greatest asset has been its organisation, which
has endowed it with a vast capacity to develop rum exports,

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

an activity in which the Caribbean has been involved for 300
years. This experience has allowed it tI develop a series of
mechanisms and activities.geared tovarc not only maintaining
traditional markets and conquering n w ones, but also enhanc-
ing and modernising the entire rum ndistry in the islands of
the Caribbean., '
The industry's development has riot been the same in the
Continental Caribbean where rum exports have only recently
begun, with great success and large potential.
The first meeting among the ruin producers of the Caribbean
islands and the Continental Caribbea tbok place in 2002, within
the framework of the Association ofi Caribbean States (ACS),
and stemmed from an initiative by 1lr. Patrick Mayers, in his
capacity as Chairman of WIRSPA, in which he proposed the
ACS as an ideal forum for seeking an' agreement on a common
definition of rum, among the producers of both regions, to
strengthen the negotiating position of the rum industry of the
Greater Caribbean, in the framework of the Free Trade

Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), which, as it is well known,.
has experienced some paralysis in its development.
Three meetings were convened in the framework of the
ACS, with progress made in many aspects, such as the joint
drafting of a matrix document of definitions of alcoholic bever-
ages derived from sugar cane or its by-products (in accordance
with their respective national legislation) as a reference docu-
ment; and closer relations among the rum producers of the
Greater Caribbean. i
Unfortunately, agreement could not be reached then
regarding the common definition of rum, which, coupled
with the, stalled 4TAA negotiations, put a damper on the
dialogue' that htadibegun.
The ACS Secretariat, as mandated by the Trade Commit-
tee, has engaged in consultations with various rum companies
and associations to promote the resumption of the Rum Dia-
logue mdeeings.' During the course of these consultations, great
enthusiasm has be.n observed among the rum entrepreneurs ahd
associations of ihe industry to recommence the dialogue and to
also explore pr ~able and possible areas of co-operatiit, in-
cluding coordi action mechanisms to benefit the rum industry
in the Greater aiibbean.
The resu option of the Rum Dialogue is carded for
next year, Whi h opens up a new area of co-operation and
rapprochemei t that may strengthen, utilise and develop
the collective capabilities of the rum industries of the
Greater Carilbean.
(Manuel Madriz is the Trade Director at the Secre-
tariat of the Association of Caribbean States. The opin-
ions expressed are not necessarily the official views of the
ACS. Comments can be sent to: mail@acs-aec.org)

Gossip as a human..

From page nine

completeness of the infor-
mation. The uncertainty and
ambiguity help launch and
sustain the gossiping.
In the meantime, the gos-
siper attempts desperately to
establish veracity of his com-,
"mnication. He depends on all:
sources, primary or secondary,
to confirm, however, remotely,'
the information that is offered.
Information that is in con-
flict will be filtered out of the'
cognitive processing, allowing
only information that fits the;
predisposed thinking frame-
work. The gossiper, to present
himself as credible, will claim a
special relationship, present or

past, with the source. He may
claim that he is privy to inside

A gossiper may be a per-
so ality type and his gossip is
a reflection of that specific trait,
"as a man speaks so is he".
The function and spread of
gossip is a feature of age as well
as:of gender. Adolescents gos-
sip as much as nine times per
day about each other.
Unexpectedly, they are
thtee times more likely to gos-
sip about their own sex than
about the opposite sex. They
are also equally likely to talk
about their own affairs than

Girls are more likely to talk
about boys they like. The more
popular boys are talked about
more. The most popular boys
rarely talk about the girls they
like. College women do gossip
more than men. The nature of
the gossip includes family,
friends and relationships.
College men are more likely
to "talk'i about sports and poli-
tics. Older women, and espe-
cially those who live in their
community longer, gossip more
than younger women. The age-
old proverb of women as gos-
sipers may not he far-fetched.
Gossip serves useful
socio-psychological functions
for the cohesiveness of the

group and who is in and who
is out, who may be promoted
and who may be fired. Apart
from shaping group and indi-
vidual behaviour, it makes
one feel good about oneself to
be a confidant; to be a trusted
member and be held in con-
fidence, to be on the inside.
It can be an excellent self-
esteei; indicator. It can also act
as a power meter. Those who
hold knowledge hold power;
those who have special knowl-
edge hhve special power.
A sense of superiority
complex is developed and can
become a weapon of psycho-
logical warfare. A gossip may be
a compliment for the gossipee,
S"There is only one thing,
worse tlian being gossiped about
and that is nor being gossiped
about" O. Wilde.
Gossiping is a socially per-
vasive phenomenon engaged in

by both sexes, all age groups
and different occupational lev-
els college professors, top
executives and political leaders,
It is a human phenom-
enon that serves a useful
socio-psychological purpose.
With gossip, social standards
are set, thereby sensitising
group behaviour and setting
limitations on our own inside
information within groups
and among groups. When a
neighbour or co-worker
tattletales about another's
strange habits, he is telling
others about the gossiper, as
well as the neighbourhood. A
gossip can be an effective
method of social/moral con-
trol. It tells the listeners)
that there are rules of con-
duct and the rules have been
The future of gossiping as

a social or human phenomenon
is assured. As a human trait it
is pervasive.
One wonders if there is not
biological pre-programming that
may be responsible for its
growth and development. How-
ever, the numerous factors that
sustain it as a social practice will
ensure its continued existence.
As long as there are inse-
cure individuals in a world that
is always seeking knowledge
from a less than perfect world
encyclopaedia, there will be
Even if this is accom-
plished, the socio-psychological
need will always exist to give
the group a sense of identity; a
feeling of togetherness.
Another good thing about
gossip is that it is within
everybody's reach and it is
much more interesting than
another form of speech.


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SUNDHAYMCHcONIHKeVNfember 26, 2006

Indian team to

manage Buddy's hotel

By Mark Ramotar

A TWENTY-member team of
Indian nationals, who will
form the top management
staff for Buddy's Interna-
tional Hotel, is due to arrive
in Guyana around mid-De-
cember, a few weeks before
the grand opening of the
state-of-the-art four-star ho-
tel being constructed at
Providence, East Bank
This was announced yester-
day by Mr. Buddy Shivraj, who
sits at the helm of the multi-bil-
lion-dollar Shivraj Enterprises
which is building the US$8-$10
million hotel.
He said the highly skilled
and trained Indian personnel
will hold the top management
positions among the hotel staff.
He told the Sunday
Chronicle that in a few days he
will begin hiring some 150
Guyanese to be support staff at
the hotel.
There are also reports that
several Chinese nationals will be
brought from China to work
mainly in the restaurants of the
Shivraj told this newspaper
he would prefer not to go into
details on the Chinese staff
members to be recruited, but
noted that he is allowed 20 per
cent overseas staff for the 250

room showpiece hotel in
He said he wants his hotel
to be managed by highly trained
and expert workers so that it
can live up to expectations of
being Guyana's finest by inter-
national standards.
Shivraj said the hotel,
scheduled to be opened by
January month-end, has already
been booked to accommodate
teams, officials, media and spon-
sors for Cricket World Cup
According to him, the Local
Organising Committee (LOC) of
Cricket World Cup 2007 has al-
ready booked all the hotel
rooms, since there is a heavy
demand for accommodation.
Even with Buddy's which
will effectively be the
country's biggest hotel offer-
ing the most diversified fea-
tures in terms of conveniences
and entertainment, there re-
mains still a great need for more
hotel rooms for the anticipated
influx of visitors to Guyana,
thus the urgent push for alter-
natives such as 'Bed and Break-
fast' facilities.
Shivraj noted that he an-
swered the call of the LOC and
the government, when it adver-
tised for expressions of interest
in building accommodation for
Cricket World Cup.
Buddy's International Hotel

is intended to be Guyana's first
and only four-star-rated interna-
tional facility.
Located immediately south
of the cricket stadium in Provi-
dence, the hotel will be six
storeys high and the rooms will
feature two queen-size beds,
chairs, tables, desks, hot and
cold baths, television, radio, and
other facilities.
One significant feature will
be the guests' option of request-
ing any room to be customised
with electronic/communication

As regards security, each
room will be accessed by both
keys and electronic cards, issued
to bona fide guests of the hotel
and all rooms will be serviced
by wireless fibre optic facilities.
Shivraj said.
In addition, he said, there
will be a perimeter fence and
manned, surveillance systems to
monitor activities around the
Among other features, the
hotel will have two restaurants,
an international conference
room, a modern discotheque.
lawn tennis and basketball
courts, a bowling alley and a
state-of-the-art gymnasium
with trained attendants.
The hotel is the latest

That seat is ours

THE governing People's
Progressive Party/Civic
(PPP/C) is maintaining
that it received more votes
in Region 10 than the Alli-
ance For Change (AFC)
party at the August 28 elec-
tions and as such has no
intention of giving up a
seat in Parliament to that
The AFC has been vigor-
ously arguing for a Region 10
(Upper Demerar/Berbice) seat
allocated to the PPP/C claiming
that it obtained more votes in
that region and has taken the
matter to court.
But PPP General Secretary,
Mr. Donald Ramotar, at a news
conference at the party's Free-
dom House headquarters Fri-
day, refuted this claim by the
AFC and pointed out that the
records will show that the PPP/
C had more votes than the
"We have noted that this
matter has been taken to court
and we are looking forward to
our day in court," Ramotar told
"For the AFC and some
other band-waggoners to claim
that they are entitled to the seat
after such a long lapse must be



treated with more than a grain
of salt," he argued.
Ramotar also said his party
rejected the position that some
of the ballot boxes were not
counted when the declaration
was made.
"Over the past few
weeks reports have been ap-
pearing in the press that sug-
gest that the AFC has gotten
more votes than the PPP/C in
Region 10; the PPP has been
examining that claim and we
have seen evidence that sug-
gest that that is not the case,"
he declared.
"We are of the view that the
PPP/C has received more votes
than the AFC in that region and
our position is based on our
records and on the official re-
ports given to GECOM
(Guyana Elections Commission)
by its staff in Region 10.'
Ramotar added.
He noted that the results of
the elections in Region 10 were
declared by the Clerk on behalf
of the Returning Officer. who

was ill at that time.
That declaration showed
that the AFC received 3,166
votes and the PPP/C obtained
3,189 votes. Ramotar said this
declaration was signed off by
GECOM and all the Counting
Agents of the political parties
who were present at the
It was on this basis that the
Chief Election Officer made his
oral declaration on August 31.
2006. lie said.
He noted that the Returning
Officer on resuming her duties
made another declaration which
showed that the AFC got 3.188
votes and the PPP/C received
3.273 votes.
During the first week of
September the CEO wrote each
contesting party informing them
of the results and requested
those parties that won seats to
extract names from their respec-
tive lists for Parliamenl and for
the Regional Democratic Coun-
On October 20., the
CEO declared the official
results of thre persons
elected and at the sanir
time repeated the results
which. -ere sent to the par-
ties in September.

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diversification of business for
Buddy's (the Shivraj Group)
which was first associated with
the sale of automobiles, with
Buddy's Auto Sales being a
household name.
But this closed in 1995 af-
ter a shift in the company's in-
vestment strategy, influenced
by a lessened demand for its
Buddy's decided to throw
its energy behind recreation, en-
tertainment, food and housing to
a population it said craved these
things in a packaged way and
presented with quality and ex-
In 1999, Buddy's Pool Hall

opened on Sheriff Street,
Georgetown, changing the land-
scape of Guyana's entertain-
ment strip. The bottom flat of
the five-storey building was de-
signed as a nightclub and
opened in 2000, providing a top
class clubbing scene.
However, Buddy's was not
done yet. In 2003, a vast
chicken farm was established,
providing some 1.5 million birds
every year since then.
In 2004, the Mei Tung
restaurant was opened on the
third floor of the Pool Hall,
offering an authentic atmo-
sphere to the run of the mill
Chinese restaurants. Buddy's

Gym was also established that
year and is today's the
country's largest gym, out-
classing the others in the ser-
vices it offers.
Under construction now is
Buddy's Housing Estate on the
East Bank Demerara. It is
poised to provide from two-
bedroom to four-bedroom self-
contained houses.
Shivraj said the state-of-
the-art four-star hotel being
constructed would represent
the company's largest in-
vestment to date and cement
the company's place high
among the leading Guyanese

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robbed in city
A (;IGERI \N couple who had just arrived in the country,
Sras lrbeaten and robblid by two imeenFriday night while get-
ling out of ;a taxi in (Cauipbllville. (.GorgectoMii, Police said.
Poli'eC I,'ps ll' ill Rita G(liI.iintICr (6 and h !iC husband were
I b h d(l altoiiIl 1.'0 (h 1 .idaiv :t ShClriTl ani1 Canje Streets.
( ,m i['hL'll\ illr
TItG CiMillis.:i ha C rlic i arrived i\c a 11 the Cheddi Jagan lnlierna-
Iollial .\ii|ponl ((.11A) and11 Iravcll'di to C(amphellill i. w ilth a taxi.
Poulii i.dit Ill i' i lIrobbe 'rs. o lne \\ ith aI handgun. took a\ av Ritla
(ihuinte'r's handiai which 'l mainclt IS.SS3.000()(); 300 El) uros. a
\ atcL'h. jw\\CllCiy aniltl liiid'CUMents lld escaplCed il foot aller she
\\,i cal' ii) \\ illIh i)C l \\' Of >d .
MN el':i\\ lle iin li lticc. i.iln' \'lllalt. Slicilia Rainl larran. 50.
aniil h L lhun- h nl. ui il Lot, .Col nii l\ lin. w5e'ce robbed hv three
IIm n. one (, Ilh 1'm ai lmel \' illl a hilntl. inl
Ilolice ad liel o' plO \\as iat lic' o ie,\hcn the bandits en-
S ic i: -,- i l h'ld th ii at li iillt.

'. ,, Ik I i 'V7. 1'1. Ni fin iLA
izolerti l' i' au'; l NcsicrdclayN
checked on the state of 'pre-
paredness of the drainage
system on the flood prone
East Coast Demerara and
said lie was satisfied.
Accompanied by a team of
officials and media representa-
tives, he visited several sites
where drainage pumps and other
facilities are installed, and the
East Demerara Water Conser-
vancy (EDWC).
However. Mr. Persaud cau-
tioned against complacency,
urging officials that constant
monitoring of the situation is
imperative bearing in mind the
experience Guyana has had with
flooding in recent times.
Persaud who was accompa-
nied by Region Four (Demerara/
Mahaica) Chairman, Mr. Clem-
ent Corlette and Senior Engi-
neer of the National Drainage
and Irrigation Authority
(NDIA), Mr. Lionel
Wordsworth, inspected drainage
pumps at Plaisance. Montrose.
Lusignan, Strathavon and kokers
at Company Road in Buxton
and Craig Milne Canal at Cove
and John.
He also examined ongoing

the rece'lll\ Ic;pail i ko.c, ,oi
Cotipaln Road.- Buton. \ i ich
\\ais done alt aI co.t of 0 oneC

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i(lease turn to page 21)

Businessman dies

(From page three)

that the business place was
under attack.
The bandit who had struck
him. him several times more on
his head and shoulders, and
then showed him a handgun and
demanded that he hand over all
the money in the cash drawer.
Singh said that as he was
complying. he saw his father
being forcibly taken up to the
upper hat by another bandit.
The younger Singh said he
received several more blows to
his head and upper body from
the armed bandit while handing
over the cash from the day's
He was, however, all the
while hearing sounds indicating
a violent struggle going on in the

upper flat between his father
and the bandit who had taken
him upstairs.
Then the sounds stopped.
he related.
He said the bandits col-
lected all the money he had and
demanded the keys to the safe
which he handed over.
He said they then bound his
arms together using his shirt.
They ransacked the safe and
then shortly after they and the
female ran out of the building on
to the public road.
While on the public road
they discharged a round appar-
ently from his father's shotgun.
he said.
After they had run off into the
darkness, the younger Singh said.
he managed to free himself and
rushed to the door of the shop and

. .

began screening for help.
He then rushed up stairs to
check on his father and saw the
older Singh lying unconscious.
The 69-year-old was pro-
nounced dead on arrival at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
A grieving Singh said he and
his father were the only two
surviving members of the fam-
ily which had comprised his
mother and a sister up to 15
years ago.
His mother died in 1988
and his sole sister in 1991 and
he and his father had been liv-
ing alone in the home/business
place since then.
Yesterday he was still
traumatised and could not
say how much money the
bandits had gotten away with.

IMPROVISED ROPE: Sandra Persaud, a niece of the dead
businessman, holds a blood-stained shirt which the
bandits used to tie up Rajendra Singh.


All Medical Practitioners

Topic: Clinical use of Blood and Blood Products

Presenter: Dr. Clement McEwan
Guyana National Blood Transfusion Service

Date: Wednesday November 29, 2006

Time: 18:00h (6 pm)

Venue: Eye Clinic Waiting Area,
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

One CME Credit will be awarded

Dr. Madan Rambaran
Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public iHospital Corporation

ONGOING: Machinery on routine cleaning of the East Demerara Water Conservancy yesterday. (Quacy Sampson photo)

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Ministry of Public Works & Communications

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications after several notices, is
continuing the campaign to clear all obstructions from the East Coast
Demerara and East Bank Demerara Public roads, from property line to
property line on both sides of the roadways.

Obstructions include:

* All accumulations or deposits such as white sand, loam, earth, wood,
refuse, construction debris, rubbish, scrap metal, ironmongery, derelict
vehicles, permanently parked vehicles and any other material of whatever

* Constructions or erections inclusive of buildings, shacks, tents,
vending stalls, fences, signs and signboards.

This campaign will shortly be extended to all other public roads including on
the West Coast Demerara and in Region 6.

All obstructions must be removed forthwith.

MAinistr ofPubic Works andCommunications

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006 3C

Fire guts two West Coast Demerara houses

By Michel Outridge
FIRE believed to be electrical
in origin destroyed two
houses at De Willem, West
Coast Demerara early yester-
day morning, leaving six per-
sons homeless.
It broke out in the house at
Lot 85 Public Road, De Willem
and spread to the building at Lot
84, gutting both.
Romeza Ali, 32. said she.
her husband and two children
were sleeping in the lower flat
of the house when, at about
02:00 h, she heard a popping
She said she smelled some-
thing burning and the lights in
her room dimmed before the
place went dark.
Ali recalled getting out of
bed and waking the others and
said they managed to get out of
the heavily grilled house as the
flames spread.
They were forced to jump
the fence because she could not
open the lock on the gate. she
"When I saw the upper flat
of the house engulfed in flames
I knew I had to get out with my
family and we could not save
anything at all," she said. She

said her in-laws have been in-
formed about the tragedy.
Neighbours said they heard
crackling sounds and saw
sparks on the power line from
the Guyana Power and Light
(GPL) utility pole to the house
before the fire started.
Ali said her husband frac-
tured his leg while scaling the
fence and their motorcar which
was parked in the garage was
She said the upper flat
where the fire started was
locked by her in-laws who re-
side overseas and no one could
get in to try to put out the
As a result, the building was
gutted in just over half an hour.
with only parts of the concrete
structure remaining.
She estimated their losses at
around $50M because both flats
were well-furnished.
Ali said she, her husband, a
goldsmith, and their children, six
and two years old, will be stay-
ing in a workshop at the back
of the yard until they can find
somewhere to live.
The two-flat house next
door was also gutted, leaving
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HOMELESS: Herman and Shameeza Lakhan outside the burnt house.



Guyana Water Inc. is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons
to fill the position of Chief Internal Auditor

The responsibilities for this post include the preparation of a
comprehensive internal audit programme, directing the implementation
of approved programme, and coordinating a variety of performance.
financial and operational audits and special studies.

The requirements of this post are:

A Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy or equivalent qualification
Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors preferred
Five (5) years experience in internal/external audit at a senior
Ability to maintain a professional and independent role
Good report writing skills
Ability to manage a small team
Excellent communication skills
Proficiency in the use of computers

Interested persons should submit applications with curriculum vitae to
reach the Managing Director, Guyana Water Inc., 10 Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown, on or before December 5, 2006.
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Commonwealth SG lauds GECOM

tary-General Donald
McKinnon has lauded the
Guyana Elections Commis-
sion (GECOM) for its effec-
tive management of the 2006
general and regional elec-
tions in Guyana, the commis-
sion has reported.
In a letter dated November
17, 2006 to Dr. Steve
Surujbally, Chairman of
GECOM, Mr. McKinnon ac-
knowledged the commitment of
the commission and its secre-
tariat in administering the elec-
tions in an efficient manner.
Congratulating GECOM for
a "job well done", the commis-
sion said McKinnon noted in his
letter to Surujbally that
GECOM and its secretariat
"were effective in managing the
election process in the face of
controversy, pressure, fear and
Referring specifically to the
manner in which the elections
were conducted, the letter fur-
ther conveyed McKinnon's po-
sition that "the peaceful atmo-
sphere on and after polling day
is of great significance for
Guyana and must be built upon
for the future", GECOM said.
GECOM said McKinnon,
in his letter, also assured
Surujbally that the Common-
wealth stood ready to assist
Guyana in implementing recom-
mendations by the Common-
wealth Observer Group which
monitored the August 28 elec-

He singled out the need to
review the methodology used to
constitute the commission and
the construction of a totally
new voters register which com-
mands the confidence of all
Guyanese as key areas to be ad-
dressed as soon as possible.
Sir Paul Reeves, the Com-
monwealth Secretary General's
Special Envoy to Guyana, pre-
sented the letter to Surujbally
last week. In accepting the con-
gratulatory letter, GECOM
said Surujbally thanked Sir Paul
for the support the commission
received from him throughout
the preparations for the elec-
It said Surujbally recalled
that he had already written
McKinnon expressing most sin-
cere gratitude on behalf of the
commission and its secretariat
for the pivotal role of the Com-
monwealth Secretariat in con-
tributing to the locally and in-
ternationallv acclaimed success
of the elections.
The GECOM Chairman
further acknowledged the Com-
monwealth Secretariat's early
interest in GECOM's thrust to
solidify and promote the demo-
cratic electoral process which
resulted in the establishment of
a permanent officer, Mr. Chucks
Ihekaibeya, in Guyana.
He noted that later, the
Commonwealth Secretariat's
commitment to Guyana was
made more evident by the mul-
tiple visits of Sir Paul who per-
severed, at crucial times, in his

GOOD JOB: Sir Paul Reeves, left, presents the letter to GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve
Surujbally. (Photo, courtesy GECOM)

support for GECOM.
Surujbally also thanked the
Commonwealth for providing
technical officers like Mr. Keith
Hathaway (Needs Assessor).
Dr. Afari-Gyan (Technical As-
sessor and Advisor to the Chair-
man) and Mr. Tim Neale (Me-
dia Consultant).
The Chairman also referred
in glowing terms to the presence
of the Commonwealth

Secretariat's Advance Elections
Monitor, Ms. Allison
Sutherland, and later that of the
main Observer Mission under
the leadership of Mr. Ratu Epeli
GECOM said he
emphasized that their activities
were important elements in the
pre-, peri-and post election en-

Surujbally said, too, that
"the professional way in which
this knowledgeable Observer
Team carried out its functions
attested to the honesty, integ-
rity, independence, non-parti-
sanship and commitment,
which stood us all in good
The GECOM Chairman
posited that "the high level of

confidence which the Common-
wealth Secretariat vested in the
commission and its secretariat
was always evident, not lastly
via the CS Special Envoy's un-
ambiguous and helpful pro-
He said most noteworthy
among those was the statement
that the 2001 Official List of
Electors (OLE) was patent
enough to be used as the basis
to commence Continuous Reg-
istration and as a prerequisite to
the production of the OLE for
the 2006 elections.
Referring to the assistance
provided by representatives of
the Commonwealth Secretariat,
Surujbally pointed out that
Afari-Gyan and Sir Paul went a
step further in educating stake-
holders that focusing on the list
alone should not be the only
and final consideration.
He said the objective
should rather be ensuring that
checks and balances and solid
measures would exist to thwart
any attempts to undermine a
transparent and fair electoral
Surujbally also assured
Sir Paul and the Common-
wealth Secretariat that the
experiences shared will be
put to good use as GECOM
and its Secretariat continue
to carry out their mandate
over the coming years hope-
fully with the continuous
support of the Common-
wealth Secretariat.

C oastI Dm r r'a ..I. I

HOMELESS: the Ali family in distress.

(From page 13)

only the concrete structure as
Ilernian and Shaineela
Lakhan,. whio own the West Side
Taixi S"ervice at the samle location.
were Iefl only witl thle clothes
onl their backs.
They said the fire fIro llthe
neigllhours' house quickly
spread to their house and they
did not get a chance to save
anything inside.
Hlerman, called IHassan, 30.
said he woke up after smelling

something burning and saw his
neighbour's house in llames.
He said he quickly woke up
his wife. Sha;meela. 21 and ran
oul of the house.
lHe said he droic outl tIli
two Illolor cars parked in the
1'ront of the v.ard and looked on
helplessly a;s thle house llh\ Ihad
been rentinlg Ifo seven months
wa'.s no more.
He said lhe owners, who re-
side overseas, were also iln-
formed about the disaster, and
he is not sure where e we ill

Lakhan said his losses run
into millions and the Guyana
Fire Service (GFS) tender
which showed up a while af-
ter his neighbour's house had
been bulrnlt. had no xvater, or
his house would have been
lie said the\y had to fill up
will water before they re-
turned to douse the flames
which were threatening two
other houses.
The fire fighters, how-
ever, managed to save those
two houses, lie said.

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Honorary Trade Representative in Atlanta, Georgia.

It is an eicellefit presentation
of a real life journey through five
generations, on foot, on water, on
wheels, and through the air.
Shundell's determination,
zeal and emotional drive, por-
tray the work of a professional
filmmaker who has now laid the
foundation for her future works
in the film industry.
As a qualified filmmaker
having graduated from New
,- York University, Tisch School
of Arts, in Film and Television
Production, she has employed
her talents and lessons learnt, to
produce what can only be de-
scribed as a multi-continent link-
age of roots from the 19th
through the 21st century.
Not quite, two hundred
years of ancestral history, but
the generations covered do link
a great number of years, and a
small number of really close
relatives. It is a film that
soothes the soul and brings to
ith Neilson Wray, Guyana's life the historic reality of
The information in the film

may be personal, but the per-
spective is inescapable and
makes it a DVD useful for edu-
cational exercises and social en-
The documentary will be
launched publicly in Atlanta,
Georgia during December 17
through December 23 at the
Tara Cinema and other venues
around Metro Atlanta.
At that time, releases of the
DVD will also be available.
While in Atlanta, for the re-

cently concluded Film Festival,
the Guyanese filmmaker paid a
courtesy call on Guyana's Hon-
orary Trade Representative,
Neilson Wray, who attended the
premiere of the movie during the
film festival.
The trade representative
was greatly impressed with
the documentary and c icour-
aged Prasad to continue
pressing towards the mark of
becoming number one in her
field of work.

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ON MONDAY, November 13
last, the annual Atlanta Indo-
American Film Festival pre-
sented a special viewing of
the notable documentary,
a journey back to India'.
The film is produced by
Guyanese filmmaker Shundell
Prasad who arrived in Atlanta
(at short notice) for the elite oc-
casion. It was shown at the
Cinefest Film Theater, of Geor-
gia State University, Courtland
Avenue, Atlanta.
The presentation was very
well attended by a cross section
of Guyanese and a number of
other Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) nationals resident
in the Atlanta area.
Also in attendance was Mr.
Ani Agnihotri, Director of the
Atlanta Indo-American Film
Festival (AIAFF).
The organisation fea-
tured a five day (November
10-14) delightful journey into
independent Indian cinema,
with a special selection of
mainstream films, discussions
with filmmakers, and a gala
New (2005 and 2006) fea-

ture-length, and short films
from India and from the Non-
Resident Indian (NRI)
Diaspora, in Narrative and
Documentary categories were
Shundell Prasad's entry
was decidedly most highly
favoured in the documentary
Her documentary film pre-
sents the filmmaker's journey
as she travels three continents
to trace her roots back to India.
Filmed on location in New
York, Toronto, Guyana and In-
dia, the film examines the mas-
sive Indian Diaspora. It explores
the imperial rule over India dur-
ing the time when Indians were
taken as indentured servants and
cargoed throughout the world as
In this darkness,
Shundell's forefathers trav-
elled to Guyana, (pre-Inde-
pendence British Guiana). In
the film she retraces their
migration from India, and
discovers the descendants of
her forefathers living in dire
poverty in almost forgotten
areas of India.
The film has a brief clip in-
terview with Guyana's Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo.

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believed to be living with
HIV/AIDS, according to sta-
tistics from the Ministry of
Every year, on December 1,
the waid takes stock of the chal-
lenges in fighting the disease and
new cnnitents atemade.
In observance of World
AIDS Day 2006, the Guyana
Chronicle begins a series of six
articles on the programmes used
here to fight the disease.
We begin, though, with a
story of a university student,
24, currently employed at a
commercial bank, who sees
hope after testing positive for
HIV/AIDS. His name has been
withheld. HIV/AIDS is the lead-
ing cause of death in Guyana in
the 15-44 age group.

In 2005, I realized that I
might be HIV positive. I had be-
come very ill and lost a lot of
weight. I started worrying about
I was scared of finding out
the truth. I thought that I would
kill myself if I was positive. I
thought that it would be better
not to know, and every timI I
heard 'HIV' I felt scared. I did
not want to hear anything.

I thought that if I was HIV
positive, it would be the end of
my life. I did not trust any of
the counselling services, since I
heard many stories of confiden-
tiality being breached. I did not
have anyone to talk to about
this, and my life was hell.

In July 2006, I could not
keep it to myself, and I confided
in my best friend who knows
everything about me. He urged
me to do the test, but I could
not bring myself to do it.
Another friend who I had
recently met, seemed to me to
be very considerate and confi-
dential and opposed to discrimi-
nation. I told him how scared I
was and I started to cry.
He told me that if I did not
go to do the test, he would stop
talking to me and tell this other
guy I had a crush on. I believed
he was crazy enough to do that.
He also said he was going to go
with me to do the test.
He and I went to do the test
My best friend also wanted to go
with me, but he had to work.

The counsellor told me

about the test, and what was in-
volved. I gave the blood. I did
not feel I wanted my friend with
me for the results. The counsel-
lor asked me about the girl 1
had. I said nothing. She subse-
quently said she did not care
about my sexual orientation, but
I did not feel I wanted to say
anything. She interpreted the
results for me, and asked me if
I had anything to say.
The tears came to my eyes,
but I was determined not to cry.
I had to leave and go back to
work, and I put on a brave face
and went out.
That afternoon, I told my
friend the results. It was diffi-
cult. He found out that the St.
Joseph's Mercy Hospital was
good to go for the check up.
That night I went home and cried
until I slept.

After a few days, I made the
appointment-to see the doctor
and counsellor at the Mercy
Hospital, Georgetown. I was
scared of going to the GUM
Clinic which seemed too public.
I realized that people would see
me going into Mercy, but that
my health was important and I
did not care what they would

think. The HIV advertisements
now made sense to me, maybe
too late.
I decided to read everything
I could find on the Internet and
everywhere else. The doctor
asked me whether I had sex
with men. I thought it was im-
portant to tell him the truth, and
face any discrimination. There
was none. They explained the
treatment to me, and took the
I went back after a month
to start the ARV treatment.
There were many tablets. I make
sure that I know what tablets I
am taking to keep informed.

I used to put my cell phone
on alarm to remember when to
take the tablets. There were
many six in the morning, five
in the night. After a while I have
grown accustomed to the rou-
tine. I have a pill box which al-
lows me to fix the tablets in dos-
ages. Most significant, I have
stopped smoking and drinking.
I have found that it is easy
to have a good time like other
people. I tell my friends that 1
get drunk easily so I would not
drink beers now. I eat better
now, and I exercise every night.


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TWENTY-FOUR NIGHTS, 24 venues: Guiana 1838, the movie that tells of the abolition of slavery and the arrival of
,East Indians in Guyana, began playing at open-air venues across the country Friday night. Here, a section of the
crowd watches the movie in the compound of the Comelia'Ida mandir, West Coast Demerara. Starting Friday, the
movie is running for 24 nights at 24 different venues in Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice. The movie was filmed
entirely in Guyana ind was produced by Guyanese Rohit Jagessar.

I feel good.

I wish my mother could
know, but I know she will be
upset. Unlike cancer and TB and
diabetes, she probably thinks
that HIV is preventable. I try to
hide the tablets from them my
mother and my siblings. I also
try to leave the TV at any
programme talking about HIV/
AIDS. I do not think my mother
would put me out if she knows;
she would probably be upset
with me for a little bit.
I do not know when I would
tell her orthe rest of my family. She
has seen me ill and has dropped
hints, but I don't answer her. I think
Mummy knows.

I told another friend. He
cried with me for half an hour.
He used to call me regularly be-
fore I told him, but I have not
heard much from him since. I
think because I stopped drink-
ing and smoking and probably
not wanting to go out.
Last year. 1 had unpro-
tected sex with someone who 1
have feelings for and who has
feelings for me. We thought that
we could trust each other. I told
him a few weeks ago to go and
do a test since I am now HIV
positive. It was difficult for me
to do. He said he would go. I
have to check with him.

I saw something at my
workplace. where they say
something that they will not un-
knowingly screen people for
HIV. 1 do not want them to
know my status, since I am
scared of being fired. I do not
know if they have any laws to
stop that from happening. I
keep my business to myself.
Before the test, I some-
times lost focus. a ,nd ii ime
my manager asked, me if every-
thing was okay. I told her after

I had accepted my test results
that everything is fine.

I want to educate other
people, to encourage them to do
the test if they think they are
positive and to start the treat-
ment. People should not think
that 'not knowing is best'. Be-
fore, at work, whenever they
started talking about HIV at
work, I used to shut up. Now,
I make sure I keep the conver-
sation going and talk about what
I know, like how people are
more likely to die from diabe-
tes or heart disease complica-
tions rather than HIV/AIDS.
I have not thought of join-
ing any organisation. I think it
would be nice to meet other
people who are HIV positive so
as to share what is happening
with us.

Death is the last thing on my
mind. I am detennined to live well
with HIV. I have been inspired by
other stories, like that of Magic
Johnson [American basketball
player who is HIV positive]. I be-
lieve I am responsible for myself
and have to keep a positive out-
look on life.
Whenever I get depressed,
1 call my best friend. I would
like to continue my educa-
tion, and to get a better job,
and to do all the things which
I had planned to do. Now, I
appreciate life even more.

(** Our thanks to the Society
Against Sexual Orientation
Discrimination for allowing us
to use this story. In tomorrow's
issue, we examine the work of
two Hindu organizations in
removing myths about how the
disease s smorai hn.,- h. y
preach abstinence as the best
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GUYANA forest products ex-
porters are looking to in-
crease the current 12 per cent
share of the lucrative Barba-
dos lumber market in the
years ahead.
That's the word from
Luvindra Sukhraj, Director of
Guyana's Forest Products Mar-
keting Council (FPMC) who
last week headed a four-person
team to the island, speaking
with major stakeholders in the
sector and getting an update on
market conditions there.
Guyana exports US$6.8
million worth of forest prod-
ucts, excluding logs and pilings
but including products such as
sawn lumber, doors and win-
dows and shingles.
"The four day visit was
very successful. We achieved
what we set out to accomplish",

Berbice Police Division, As-
sistant Commissioner
Clinton Conway has an-
nounced that 379 ranks will
be deployed in strategic areas
of the 'Ancient County' to
minimise the incidence of
criminal activity for Christ-
Road accidents and traffic
congestion are also covered in
the plan to make the division a
safer place during the festive
season, he said.
Conway made the an-
nouncement Thursday while ad-
dressing, among others, senior

said Mr. Sukhraj.
He added: "We met with
key buyers and other stakehold-
ers and the public session with
the general public was well re-
ceived. We were able in a com-
prehensive way to understand
some of the problems the im-
porters here are facing. I would
say we got a very positive feed-
back about the products in gen-
eral and look forward to increas-
ing the market share here."
"What we were also push-
ing is other equally durable and
sometimes cheaper lumber than
the greenheart and purpleheart
wood that is more well known
among the Barbadian public.
There are several species such
as Kakuballi,wamara and tatabu
which are suitable for home and
other building construction," he

and junior Police ranks, members
of the other uniformed services,
the business community and
Regional Chairman Zulifikar
Mustapha of Region Six (East
Berbice/Corentyne), in the Rec-
reation Hall of Central Police
Station, New Amsterdam.
Outlining the strategy for
the two months period ending
January 15, 2007, Conway said
there would be increased mobile
and foot patrols, heightened
vigilance, roadblocks, cordon
and search operations and more
traffic patrols, including to es-
cort vehicles from Rosignol to
the Abary Bridge. ,

Sukhraj said the council
website, www.fpmcguy.org,
may be viewed for more infor-
mation. The Guyana Consulate
in Barbados may also be con-
tacted by interested parties
The council's role is to as-
sist in improving the production
and marketing capabilities of
Guyana's forest products sector.
The FMPC team also vis-
ited the offices of Caribbean Ex-
port which assisted in financing
the trip to Barbados.
Aside from Barhbados. the
team has visited six other coun-
tries including the U.S.. Trinidad
and Tobago and St Lucia.
The team included Market-
ing Promotion Officer Kamini
Ragnath, and consultants
Rodney Ragubhansee and
Hemraj Seecharan.

He said of special focus in
the period ahead will be the
main shopping area and munici-
pal markets in New
Amsterdam, Rose Hall, Port
Mourant, Corriverton and
Rosignol, which are known for
criminal activities.
The division for which
Conway is responsible
stretches from Abary, West
Coast Berbice to Orealla,
Corentyne River. It is further
divided into three sub-divisions
that would also have a higher
level of 24-hour mobile patrol,
he stated.
He said cops will be pa-
trolling, as well, Angoy's Av-
enue, a squatting area on the
eastern fringe of New
Amsterdam, which has the
potential for a high crime
rate as several persons who
commit crimes are from that
Conway said, with the
celebratory season approaching,
all ranks on vacation will have
to resume duty by December 1
and those who usually do not
work at weekends would have
to do so.
The operational plan will
include Neighbourhood Police
ranks and it is expected thai
Community Policing Groups
would be involved, too.
However, Conway cau-
tioned that people must still
use "their God given resources"
to protect themselves.
"Sharpen your senses, as
it can assist you in your ef-
fort to fight crime," he ad-
vised, noting that alarms,
Right lights and dogs, not
necessarily top breed ani-
mals, and intuition can
bring great results in the
battle against criminal ele-

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PUSHING WOOD: members of the Guyana team with Michael Edwards, centre, of Carter's
General Stores in Barbados, one of the largest stores on the island. (Photo, courtesy
Guyana Consulate in Barbados)




Date of the Invitation: November 26, 2006
1. Bids are hereby invited from suitably qualified Contractors to undertake
and complete the following works for the Bureau of Statistics
a. To Demolish existing Bureau of Statistics Building atAvenue of
the Republic, and Brickdam, Georgetown, Demerara in Region 4
b. To construct new building at same location
2. Bid Documents can be obtained for a non-reimbursable amount of
G$10 000 or US$50.00 in the form of a Bank Draft made payable to the
"Chief Statistician: Bureau of Statistics", from November 28 to
December 8,2006, between 08:30 h to 11:30 h and 13:00 to 15:30 h from
Monday to Thursday, and 08:30 h to 11:30 h and 13:00 h to 14:30 h on
Friday, except on public holidays at the address below:
Bureau of Statistics
Accounts Section
Avenue of the Republic & Brickdam
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. # (592) 227-1155,7789
3. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
Bidder and should clearly indicate on the top right hand comer, the works
tendered for, and addressed to:-
National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance Building
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
4. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board at the address mentioned above on or
before 09:00 h on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. The Bureau of
Statistics reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids without
assigning any reason to such rejection. Late Bids will be rejected and
returned unopened.
5. Valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme
Certificates of Compliance must accompany Bids for firms registered in
Guyana. All other requisite documentation must be submitted along with
the Bid.
6. Bid proposals will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend immediately
after 09:00 h on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 in the Boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance Main & Lrqiihart Streets Georgetown. Guyana
Chief Statistician:
Bureau of Statistics
Co-operative Republic of Guyana

DDL, unions

sign new

pay pact
A THREE-YEAR collective agreement between the
Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the three unions
representing its workers was recently clinched.
The unions representing the workers are the Clerical and
Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), the Guyana Agricultural
and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Guyana Labour
Union (GLU).
The agreement, which covers the three years from January
1 this year, caters for performance based increases in salaries
and wages, salary scales for the various categories of workers
and an escalator/protection clause.
With respect to the latter, the Performance Based Increases
(PBI) were influenced by a national inflation of 6% per year,
but should the inflation rate exceed the minimum increase in
any given year by one per cent, the parties will meet to decide
if and by how much the PBIs may be adjusted.
The agreement also covers leave passage assistance
which states that employees, who have completed between
one year and four years service,, shall be entitled to 50%
of annual basic salary and employees with five or more
years of service shall be entitled to one month's basic sal-
ary annually.

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1. The waterfall is
arguably the highest
single drop waterfall in the
world at 741 feet This
waterfall is located on the
Potaro River in Guyana.
7. Expression.
9. Irregular verb having two
past tenses and two past
participles which are the
10. Old English (Abbr).
12. Abbreviation for stumped
by, on Cricket scorecards.
13. Christmas, a Christian
feast commemorating the
of Jesus Christ.
14. Personal call name.
17. RoyalAcademy(Abbr).
18. Max was very excited to
meet his new_
20. Acronym for Insurance
News Network.
22. Hawaii (Abbr).
23. Production Assistant

25. Point on the compass.
26. Antonym for the adjective,
27. Mount not
arguably but definitely the
world's highest mountain
at 29,028 feet and located
in Nepal.
32. Biblical name.
33. Homophone.
34. The abbreviation for a
State in the United States
2. A febrile condition in
which there are alternative
periods of chills, fever, and
sweating. Used chiefly in
reference to the fever
associated with malaria
3. European Union (abbr).
4. Acronym for "Ready And
5. Irregular verb having the
same form in the past
tense and past participle
as its infinitive and not
ending with ed like other
regular verbs.

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Friday's 'Should-Be-Won'
competition is now presented to
you. One player captured the
two-errors' prize at this drawing.
Congratulations to Mr. James
Massiah of North Ruimveldt,
Gerogetown. Mr. Massiah not
only won the competition but he
also secured for himself the
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Once again the results
have proven that its rewarding
when you play 40+ or 80+
Mr. James Massiah along
with the other 40+ and 80+
entries players are advised to
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6. Good Friday is the Friday
before Easter mainly
observed by Christians in
commemoration of the
and crucifixion of
Jesus Christ.
7. Mountain on the Left Bank
of the Mazaruni River in
8. Point on the compass that is
closer to West.
11. Irregular verb having its past
tense and past participle
different from each other
and also different from its
12. Any of a group of drugs
which act to reduce the
levels of cholesterol in the

15. Acronymfor"TakeAWalk".
16. Necessary ingredient for
the Christmas Fruit cake or
19. Used to express various
emotions such as
satisfaction, surprise,
delight, dislike or pain.
21. Sleep lightly or briefly.
24. Irregular verb not having its
past tense ending with -ed
but having the same form
as its past participle.
28. Acronym for"View".
29. The CXC student got good
grades for his essay on "An
ordeal with the_
30. Point on the compass that is
closer to South.
31. TaxExempt(Abbr.).

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now presented to you. This 'A-C'
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Position on scrap

metal business

ban unchanged

PM Hinds
PRIME Minister Samuel Hinds has said the Government
will maintain its position of banning the scrap metal trade
from January 1, 2007.
He reiterated the unchanged position in light of questions
about the willingness to revisit the decision if the business be-
comes more regularised, the Government Information Agency
(GINA) stated.
Mr Hinds said the current social and economic costs of van-
dalism tremendously outweigh any possible positives the trad-
ing may present.
Meanwhile, GINA said repeated complaints about the hor-
rific effects of vandalism which extend beyond property dam-
age and theft continue to reach
the Prime Minister's Office
from utility service providers,
as well as other businesses.
Earlier this month, a resi-
dent of Amelia's Ward, Linden,
S'was killed and several others in-
jured as a result of Guyana
" Power & Light (GPL) earth
cables being vandalised, GINA
`. recalled.
Additionally, the agency
said, about 4,000 feet of power
lines in Sophia, recently in-
PRIME MINISTER stalled under the Unserved Ar-
SAMUEL HINDS eas Electrification Programme
(UAEP), were stolen by van-
dals and, subsequently, a large quantity of the material was
found cut in smaller lengths in the stockpile of a scrap metal
Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Guyana
Water Incorporated (GWI) have suffered similar losses, GINA said.
The agency stated that scrap metal dealers have, over the
years, been condoning various forms of vandalism by provid-
ing a ready market for vandalised goods and visits to their pre-
mises revealed possession of illegally acquired items.
A meeting with stakeholders was convened by the Of-
fice of the Prime Minister, in an effort to regularise the
trade, but the unrepentant attitude of vandals and opera-
tors in the enterprise has forced the Government to im-
pose harsher measures and halt the industry, GINA noted.

Committee to oversee

major fisheries sector

AN ADVIISORY Committee is to be established, likely before
year end, to oversee the implementation of policies for sus-
tainable utilisation and management of fisheries resources.
the Government Information Agency (GINA) has reported.
Acting Principal Fisheries Officer Dawn Maison said the pro-
cess for its establishment is being initiated to provide assistance
and guidance to the subject minister for the effective management
and development of the sector.
She said the committee will be tasked with reviewing and
prioritising the implementation of activities included in the Fisher-
ies Management Plan (FMP) being adjusted.
According to her. the strategy seeks to promote the conserva-
tion and sustainable development of the industry and is among the
Government initiatives in accordance with the new Fisheries Act
that gives effect to the legal and institutional framework for manag-
ing and developing the enterprise.
Ms. Maison said several major plans would be explored to en-
sure effective management and surveillance of fisheries resources.
including a vessel monitoring system that will be undertaken
through a collaborative effort among the Fisheries Department. the
Police and the Coast Guard.
The system would assist the Fisheries Department to better
monitor the 'closed season' and contribute to effective management
of the resources, she explained.
Maison said there are numerous opportunities in the
sector particularly because there are unexploited re-
She acknowledged the need for improved gear technology to
exploit such resources and a quota for extracting sea bobs, in addi-
ti9n to implementing regulations and legislation for managing the
operations sustainable.
Earlier this month, stakeholders were engaged in the final con-
sultation on the draft document and some of the recommendations
made are being review 2d before it is presented to Cabinet, GINA
A similar committee to the one being named, operated for two
years from 1986 and was resuscitated in 1994 under the chairman-
ship of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for
Fisheries but was dissolved some five years later. GINA recalled.
The agency said Guyana's fisheries sector is comprised of three
primary components. marinee and inland fisheries and aquaculture.
Most of the fishi. g activities are concentrated on the con-
tinental shelf and, to a minimal level, the continental slope
where there is no activity in the far offshore area and the po-
tential of the coastal and oceanic pelagics (fish inhabiting up-
per level of sea) are ot yet known. GINA said.

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bugbear of indiscriminate
clumping of garbage by residents
which threatens to cripple
drainage pumps is a major dit-
ficulty which has to be o\er-
One pump at the Montrose
Pumping Station had to be shut
down for about three weeks af-
ter being damaged by solid
waste dumped into an adjoin-
ing drainage canal, officials at
the site related to the minister.
Persaud issued an appeal to
residents to desist from this
practice and dispose of garbage

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French had role in Rwanda president's death

- Kagame

KIGALI, (Reuters) Senior
Hutu commanders backed by
France shot down the plane
carrying Rwanda's president in
1994, killing him and touching
off a genocide, Rwandan Presi-
dent Paul Kagame told
Reuters yesterday.
Kagame also said in an ex-
clusive interview that France
harboured former government
officials who masterminded the
slaughter of 800.000 minority
Tutsis and politically moderate
Hutus during the 100 days of
bloodshed which followed
Rwandan President Juvenal
Habyarimana's death in the
plane crash.
"The ICTR (International
Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda)
has information pointing to
people who were responsible
for gunning down
Habyarimana's plane, and these
are Hutu extremists including
senior commanders at the time
of that government with the
support of France," Kagame
said, at times visibly angry.

Ka;an:lc maIde his comlniielll
a day alter Kigali scI\ c:cid diplo-
maice ties w ith lParis, fu tnous at
a French judge \\ hli issued anre-i
warrants for nine olf Kagame's
associates and ci:llcd lor Kagaime
to face trial o\eir tlie do\\ning of
Habyarimana's plane.

The ca,ie hias re\ i\ ed
RI\\salLIda's f lcringi ClII1III\ to-
5ards ils tlormier all\ Friancec
w which il ta\ s ar'[rcd. trained andi
ga\ c orders, to tIhooe \\ ho earned
out thle genocide.
Shortly after the inter-
view, Rwandan officials said

French ambassador Domin-
iqule )echerf had boarded a
plane for Paris. The Belgian
foreign ministry said it has
agreed with Rwanda that it
can protect the French enm-
bassy and French interests in
Rw anda.

in lthe prescribed and proper
C'orltcll conllcrred \\ ilh thle
inirister ton ltlis issue,. dentiy-
nug discarded lyres ;1& one of the
mIain problems \illh respect to
improper disposal.
Another matter of serious
concern revealed dIuring the visil
was the carefree attitude of
some pump attendants, particu-
larly at those sites which fall
under the purview of the re-
gional administration.
On this score. Persaud
urged that appropriate disciplin-
ary measures be taken against
errant pump attendants because

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of the dire consequences thial
could result from their negligent
He also implored supLr\i-
sor\ officials to ensure lihat
pumpt attendantsI i canry out their
functions effectively and effi-
The tour of parts of the
EDWC found water levels nor-
mal and routine cleaning and
maintenance work ongoing with
the use of machinery.
The readings for the water
levels at various points along the
EDWC at midday yesterday
showed: Flagstaff- 53.85 GD
(Georgetown Data); Lama -
53.70 GD; Land of Canaan -
54.10 GD; and at Mahaica
Creek 52.80.
Persaud explained that some
water was released three weeks
ago to deliberately ensure that
the level of the conservancy
was kept to a minimum in an-
ticipation of the imminent heavy
Wordsworth observed that
the drainage system has coped
with the heavy rainfall over
the past two days as there has
not been any report of flood-
Updating reporters on
drainage works across the coun-
try, Persaud said servicing of
drainage pumps in Regions Two
(Pomeroon/Supenaam), Three
(Essequibo Islands/West
Demerara), and Six (East Berbice
Corentyne) are complete, while
in Region Four is 95% com-
plete, and in Region Five
(Mahaica/Berbice), the refur-
bishing of the Trafalgar pump is
95% complete.
Maintenance of drainage
and irrigation channels in all
the regions are either com-
plete or nearing completion,
Persaud also reported.

TODAY'S FORECAST: The northern half of Guyana are
likely to experience light to moderate showers and cut
burst of isolated thunder. Conditions are likely to
improve by afternoon. Elsewhere can expect mostly fair
weather conditions to be interrupted by cloudy spells
with isolated showers.
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.4m in open
WINDS: North-easterly to South-easterly at 1 to 6mps,
gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 07:37h at (2.45m) and 20:00h at (2.61 m)
LOW TIDE: 01:27h at (0.82m) and 13:33h at (1.23m)
SUNRISE: 05:47h
SUNSET: 17:34h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0 -33.5C over inland and
interior locations & 29.5-33.0C over coastal areas.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 20.0 23.0C over near inland
and interior locations & 22.5-25.5C over coastal areas.
RAINFALL G\Town: 56.7mm
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with the
ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision
of the weather information and warnings for the
safety of the marine community.

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everyday 07:00 h to 21:00 h.
US Based Guyanese, East
Indian female, seeks decent
educated male between the ages
of 39 and 47 yrs. Reply with
photograph to: Salema, P.O. Box
180031, Richmond Hill Jamaica,
Queens. NY 11418. USA.
Businessman retired East Indian
American resides in Trinidad, seeks
a female companion who is fairly
attractive and thin, under 45 years.
Call 0011-868-341-3534.
GRAND Re-opening of the
Junior/Senior/Singles Dating
Service 18 -80 yrs. Only decent
and serious females eligible for
registration. Strict rules applied.
Free Gift for Christmas when
registered. Call now 223-4267
Mon. Fri., 9 am 5 pm. Sat. 10
am 4 pm.

STAMPS We make self ink
stamps in Y hour. Trophy Stall,
Bourda Market. 225-9230.

SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname. For all problems -
220-0708, 612-6417.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone #266-2171.

ALL types of pressure washer
repairs also outboard engines,
lawn mower, water pumps, chain
saws, brush-cutter. Tel. 627-7835.

1 1E Canadian
We can assist you
to migrate to Canada.
Skilled Workleurs Business
Class Students Refugees
Work Permils
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cases *
Visitor's Visas
Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
nImigration Consultants
57. Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts., Bourda.
Tel. 225-1540. 622-8308
Canada: 416-431-8845
Apprmed by the Canadian Govt.
to wreresent chints.

HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine, gas
stove, air-conditioner? Then call
Linden on 641-1086.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers, dryers,
microwaves stoves eep fryers, etc.
Call 622-4521/218-0050.
TECHNICIAN on call for all your
television, VCR and microwave
repairs. We provide home service.
CalRyan #265-2634, 612-2982.
FOR all your construction repairs.
renovations, as well as masonry,
varnishing, plumbing and painting
Contact Mohamed on 223-9710,
HAVE your gas stoves and oven
service or the Christmas Holidays.
Both domestic and industrial. Call
Lawrence 226-6411, 627-0720,

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in the USA.
Last week for entering
the US Govt.-sponsored
Green Card Lottery.

57, Upper Robb Street,
(between Oronoque
and Albert Sts.)
Tel: 225-1540

FOR low cost air conditioner,
refrigerator, microwave, freezer, drink
cooler repairs and servicing
electrical and solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822, 624-
0004, 321-3547.
COMPUTER repairs and
upgrading, also XP tweaking to
increase performance. H6me
service can be arranged. Call # 265-
3050 or 647-4738, Email:
FOR efficient service and repairs
washing machines. gas stoves.
microwaves, refrigerators, etc.
Telephone 227-0060, 641-2026.
Freezezone Enterprises. 6 'A' Shell
Road. Kitty.

ONE experienced seamstress.
great wages and benefits. Roxie's -
122 Mernman's Mall, Bourda.
ONE Handyman. Apply in person
to ARK Enterprise Tho Container
House, 17 Lombard St., Werk-en-

TRAINING, travelling, boarding
and lodging. HEALTH
Shopping Mall, Rosignol West
Bank Berbice.

Vhicancv e ists for

5 Vears
experience required
Conpulcer literacy
is an asset

Send CV to:
Hope Christian
20-21 Plantation,
Hope Enmore
East Coast Demerara

STAFF to work in record shop -
computer literate; Snackelte
Assistant, handyman, Cook,
SecurityGuard. Majesties. Tel. #f
VACANCY for experienced Tiler
and a mature Diiver (39 years and
over). Appy in person kegency
Suites Hatel, 98 Hadfield Street,
Salegirs/boys, Porters & Security
Guards. Apply: Avinash Complex.
Water St Athina's bythe East Coast
bus park & Anand's Regent St. Call
226-3361, 227-7829.
MALE and female singers to sing
in live band, Guitarists handyman.
Caretaker. Apply Majestics. Tel.
PORTERS. Apply with
handwritten application, police
clearance to Alabama Trading, G/
town Ferry Stelling.
VACANCY/WANTED for 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 Ar Park. Contact
Reshma on Tel. 225-4492 or 225-
be computer literate. Apply in
person to: ARK EnterpriseiThe
Container House, 17 Lombard
St.. Werk-en-Rust.
for Baton, Armed and Canine
(dog) Divisions, 2 lorry and van
drivers to work as drivers on
contract (like mini bus). 6 Visiting
Inspector with motorcycles, motor
car, scooters or bicycles for East
Bank and city zones. Contact The
Recruiter, RK's Security Services.
125 Regent Road, Bourda.
Specialty fruit & vegetable
producers. Barbados Wes Indies.
Employment opportunities for the
following positions: SENIOR
MANAGER. Requirements:
Commercial crop production in
supervisor capacity Hands-on
leadership and communication
skills Ability to prioritise work tasking
Record keeping skills. Salary win
include: US $1 000/mth +
production incentives. Rent
allowance, travel allowance.
vehicle and running costs.
Requirements: Experience with
sales Highly energetic able to work
long hours. Record keeping and
computer literacy Stock systems
implementation. Salar will
include: US $ 800!mth +
production incentives
Accommodation on site.
Female workers will be considered
Requirements: Some vegetable
production experience. Payment
will be in relation to production
ability. All applications with CV
should be sent to Natures Produce
Inc, P.O. Box 4132. Spieghtstown.

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WANTED 'd ,llE D1 i o li sli' .i .

VACANCIES exist for the
following Teachers on part-time
or full-time basic. English and
Principles of Accounts. Apply
with written application and CV
to International Business
College 262 Thomas Street,
N/C/E., Georgetown.
Apply in person with written
application to: The Secretary,
Pharmachem Pharmacy &
Drug Store, 322 New Market
Street, (opposite Georgetown
Hospital), Monday Friday -
9 am 1 pm.
employment for dual post of
Gardener, Cleaners,
Handyman & Security
Guards. Salary commences
from $9 000 per week.
Retired Head teachers and
Class One Grade One
Trained CPCE Graduates.
Salary starts from $45 000.
Vacancy exists in all subject
areas from Nursery to Primary
through Secondary faculties.
22 Atlantic Gardens, East
Coast Demerara. 220-9303,
220-8265 & 626-2080

ECD. CALL 227-1711.
$7 MILLION residential land.
Phone 225-2626, 231-2064.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd. Triumph
Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
118 X 49.8 house lot with small
building, 119 Pearl H/S, EBD -
$2.5M neg. Call Garvin 627-
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call: 612-
NEW HOPE, EBD road, river,
wharf, large ships, ware house,
active general store. $12M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
EARUS COURT 2 house lots
9 800 sq. ft. Build luxurious
mansion, area for pool, tennis.
$4M. Ederson's 226-5496.
spot with steel frame. Ideal 4-
storey general store, 200 mini
malls. Ederson's 226-5496.
lands and properties with pool
and without pool. REPUBLIC
PARK beautiful property with
pool on 3 lots of land. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
YARRAWKAKRA one spacious
2-bedroom unfurnished flat
concrete bungalow house, with
complete roofing septic tank.
fenced yard of 100 x 200 ft. Price
- $4.5M neg. Please contact 612-
6698 or 642-2479 anytime.
NIRUIMVELDT-$4M. Earl's Court,
LBI $5M, Duncan St. Bel Air Park
- $17M, Vlissengen Rd. S10M,
Campbellville $10M. N. P.
4928, 609-2201.
VERSAILLES 125' x 67' in
gated compound $5.9M. 6
house lots Crane/La Union
Public Road $3M each. 15
acres farm land Canal #1 -
$11.75M. Crane/La Union 5
lots, Property & rice mill -
$45M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
GARDENS $6.9m,
Campbellville $10.75m.
Cummings St. $12m,
FRIENDSHIP, riverside, Bee
Hive, double lot $6.75m.
Melanie $2.75m, Non Pariel -
$1.75n, Property- S4.75m, Mc
Doom $4.75m. Highway lands
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.

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GUIANA CHRONICL. 0Sunrda vnovemner ~t6:o006-

bearing fruits, 2-storey
mansion, 2-storey workers,
5,000 poultry. $15M (US$75
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
Amelia's Ward Linden. Size -
128' x 128', 130' x 60' $600 000.
Roberts Realty, First Federation
Life Bldg. 227-7627 Office,
227-3768 Home, 644-2099-
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house s tom-$700 000;
East Bank Demerara; business cenbre
los andhouse lots at Paika -$3M
up. 619-6648, 266-2111.
DIAMOND Public Road huge
loti- $50M neg., Regent Road
corner $30M neg.,'Atlantic
Ville double lot $12M;
Meadow Bank double lot *
$4M, East Bank, 6 acres, road
to river $80M neg,, Robb St
- US$850 000, Ave. of Republic
- $70M, West Coast 9 acres -
$15M, West Coast -\16 lots r
$13M, Land of Canaan -137
caes, Happy Acres 6 lots, 3
lot, 1 lots, Oleander Gardens
- ;$18M. 227-0464/646-3251.

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ROOM for single working
f male. Telephone: 22T-
09 28.
FbR overseas visitors apt.
td rent in Kitty. Call 226-
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-0242
ROOM to rent in residential area.
Contact 231-8661, 629-5064.
ONE 3-bedroom bottom flat 41
Station Street, Kitty. Tel. 227-
7439 Shirley.
1 3-BEDROOM flat Lamaha
Street, Queenstown $45 000.
Tel. # 225-3370.
TEL. 227-2993.
Fully furnished apartment in
Kitty. 1-bedroom for oversea
pr out of town guests. Call
227-2466 or 644-7743.
;ONE 2-bedroom unfurnished
lat. Immaculate condition. 14
ent Street, Werk-en-Rust. Call
226-8389 between Monday
and Friday, 8 am and 4 pm
'ONE three-bedroom, upper
Flat. Price $60 000. One
three-bedroom, lower flat.
IPrice $45 000. 179 Pike
Street, Kitty. Tel. 225-2067.
*No agents.
bedrooms, 5 AC, 1 master -
US$1 500. Prashad Nagar-4
bedrooms, .master, 1 AC, hot &
:cold, security system, semi-
furnished US$1 500 US. Tel.
Newtown $21 000, Prashad
Nagar (Parking) $22 000 &
$25 000, Ogle 3-bed apt.
(Master bedroom with toilet &
bath) $50 000, Happy Acres -
3-bedroom upstairs (phone &
parking) $45 000, Lamaha
Gdns $60 000. Call 231-
executive house, Residence/
office; QUEENSTOWN -
executive house, residence/
office; Nandy Park furnished
house, A/C, etc.. US$700;
Diamond executive house,
furnished, executive houses;
Eccles AA 1 & 2-bedroom
apartments; Industrir
Cumming's L ori.- e. 22
ItA'" Ia. Tel. 226-
3-BEDROOM apt. for small
family & rooms for UG Student,
single working persons.
Cumming's Lodge, near UG.
Call 612-0821.
SHORT term rental for overseas
clients. Fully furnished apts.,
phone, well secured, AC, etc.
anies Realty 270-4695, 643-
NEW spacious 2-flat building
Ogle Air View area. Renting
separately or together- 222-7516.
BUSINESS place, car park area,
ground floor. K. S. Rahubir
Agency. Office- 225-054, 642-
0636 : . .___
TWO fully furnished Al properties
- Eccles residential. Orion
Investments 619-4682, 623-9179,
-227-7162. ------

apartment, fully furnished with air-
condition, telephone, parking,
mosquito meshed. Tel. 642-0636.
2-BEDROOM apartment. Contact
Elizabeth Laurie at Lot 51 Middle
Road, La Penitence, Greater
Georgetown. Tel. 225-9145.
TOP FLAT, furnished three-
bedroom with telephone, parking
and yard space. 225-0545/642-
BUSINESS place Regent
St. Restaurant, internet cafe,
snackette, beauty salon, office
space. K. S. Raghubir
Agency 225-0545/642-
ONE newly built flat two-bedroom
house at Diamond, H/Scheme.
Grilled, painted, electricity, water.
fence and drive way parkinT.
Preferable working coupe -
000. Contact 621-2361.
APTS. from US$600 in Section
'K' Queenstown Kingston. Call
231-2064, 225-2626.
FURNISHED bottom flat 45
000. Too flat $40 000, al in
South, Place by itself -$8 000.
Phone Tel. 225-2626/231-2064.
ATLANTIC Garden, unfurnished
two-storeyed building with
teleh ng, overhead tank.
K. Ragubir Agency. Office -
225-054 642-063.
1-BEDROOM self-contained
apartment at Liliendaal. Contact
222-3270, 222-3610
ONE furnished apartment, one-
bedroom at 319 East Street, North
C/burg. Price $30 000. Telephone
No. 225-5664 or 641-6217.
FURNISHED house 79
Atlantic Gdns. Call 220-
6060, 626-2066.
BUSINESS apartments to rent in
G/town $55 000 up. Call 621-
2601, 226-5718.
FURNISHED rooms for single
working male $4 500 weekly Tel.
# 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville
furnished and unfurnished 1, 3-
bedroom apts. 233-6160
3-BEDROOM top flat with
verandah & parking $48 000.
Tel.225,5512, 647-0856.
FURNIS-ED rooms single person
only at Bachelors Adventure, ECD.
Tel 229-6149 Glona.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained, etc. Tel.
FULLY furnished one-bedroom
bottom flat apartment 10'9
Carmichael St. Tel. # 227-4847
or 648-7196.
3-BEDROOM semi-furnished
executive house in Hugh Ghanie
Park- US$1 000. Call 13-6005,

SUBRYANVILLE fully furnished
and secure executive apartment
air conditioner, telephone and
parking. 613-6005, 226-1457.
ONE 1-flat concrete building for
rent. Light and water. Streets.
662-6888- Julie.
REPUBLIC Park 4-bedroom
upper flat on storage bond.
One business place. 233-
FURNISHED flats for overseas
visitors. Phone 227-2995 Kitty.
ROOMS and apartments to
let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 dairy. Call 97
3336/227-non" --
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1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty. Fully
grilled, tiled AC water 24 hours.
etc. Price- $45 b 0) neg. Call 609-
3-BEDROOM house to let at 194
Barr Street, Kitty $50 000 monthly.
No Pets, no parig. Tel. 226-7810.
KITTY. TEL 623-4700.
2-BEDROOM upper flat South
Ruimveldt Park toilet and bath,
well fenced yard $35 000 neg.
Call 663-5111, 610-4698, 218-0117
after 7 pm.
HOUSE for rent. Enjoy the
safety and comfort of a recently
renovated 3/2 home in luxurious
Bel Air Park, with all amenities
available. Immediately for
rental. All air-conditioned,
generator, hot/cold water,
security, fully furnished. Serious
enquines, please call 227-3083,
--624-6283; 611-0761.

226-5035 (08:00 17:00 HRS.)
NANDY Park 2-bedroom, easy
access to transportation, phone line,
parking, and lots of security. Long
term rental. Contact John 22T-
2/3-BEDROOM. Call 218-0392,
648-7504, 218-0287.
FURNISHED American styled apts.
Suitable for a couple or single
erson $4 000/$5000perday.
Call ,'31-6429, 622-5776
NEW fumished two-bedroom apt.
Ideal Tr a couple, single person -
US$5Q per mth, US$30 per day.
CaUl2 7-3546, 69-4129.
-LAT building in New Market
St.' oposite Promenade for
resnlaeral or business. $8 000
C 227-2331, 624-1055.
S R "STAY- semi-furnished
3- edr0om house for rent in
Edcles Housing Scheme. 3
merths only. $30 000. per
month. 629-3208.
KITT. TEL 623-4700, 227-4702.
NANDY Park 4-bedroom house
by itself, master room has shower
and bath, all rooms are self-
contained, hot/cold, meshed and
grilled also phone and secured
parking. Long or short term
rental. Contact John 227-3843-
bedroom, AC in master, fully
furnished US$600. BEL AIR
PARK: 3-bedroom furnished -
large 4-bedroom, needs some
fixing will deduct from rent any
repairs undertaken by tenant.
Rent between US$700 to US$1
000: CROAL STREET: Middle
floo\ for business (26 ft. by 11 ft.)
renti- $220 000. PLUS: New
Haven, Subryanville, University
Gardens, etc. Call 226-7128,
"Homes with Style."
ONE Office space available on
Church Street, Georgetown (2
building s before Camp Street) -
$55 000 month utilities
inclusive. Call Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280 for appointment
BAGOSTOWN/Nandy Park -
large commercial property for
rent store, school, etc. MUST
SEE. Furnished houses ,-
US$700 & US$825. N. P.
4928, 609-2201.
IMMEDIATELY available for
prOfessional working people new
-beroom unfumished apartment
with telephone. Nandy Park, EBD
$60 000 per month. Tel. 226-
9561 ;Angela.
ONE (1) 3-bedroom top flat 273
East La' Penitence (PP Lamaha
Park). Good roads now, breezy
verandah. Vehicle space, just -
$55 000. No bargaining
necessary. Contact A.A. Fenty.
Tel. 218-1808, 226-4764, 625-
ROOMS $15 000, 2-b/r top flat
P/Nagar $60 000, fumished, 3-
b/r P/Nagar- US$650, BB Eccles
$40 0(0, Prospect $40 1000,
Bagotsto*n $35 000 Me Dtlom
$60 000. Tel. 225-8088. o

MONTH Norbert DeFreitas

,n- three-bedroom fully
furnished upstairs. overhead
tank, garage space. Location Bel
Air Park. Tel. 225-4413, 662-
-557, 619-9972, 277-3814.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water, in
gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh -
618-5070, 641-2946.
WANTED someone to share
three-bedroom apartment in
Georgetown. Spacious room,
kitchen, light, water, etc. Call
609-8684 or 647-3720.
KITTY 2-bedroom $30 000.
Stone Ave., C/ville, 2-bedroom
- $40 000 with parking. Camp
St. (business) US$4 000, New
Market St. (Office). Unique
Realty 227-3551/647-0856.
FUJLIY furnished 3-bedroom
upper flat for short/medium
term rental (local & overseas
clients). Call 226-0210 (9 am -
5 pm).

PRASHAD Nagar 4-bedroom,
fully furnished house (concrete),
telephone, hot/cold, master
room, parking, guard hut, etc.
Tel. 231-4310/618-7895.
Faith in Christ, today". 227-1988,
623-6431, 270-4470. Email:
(office/residence) US$2 500,
el Air Park US$1 500, Kitty -
$60 000, $45 000, US$750 (F/
F), US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 200.
EAST BANK: School $120 000,
Providence -$50 900, Eccles 'AA'
(F/F) US$2 000,!Diamnond-US$1
500. EAST COAST: Courida Park
- US$3 000 (F/F), Atlantic
Gardens US$51 000/US$2 000/
US$1 000/US$50, Happy Acres
- US$2 000/US$ 200/US$500,
Non Pariel -'$35 000, Le
Ressouvnir US$2 500, Ogle -
US$700/1S$1 I0Q. OFFICES:
Central Georetqwn US$4 000,
Georgewn .$10O 000/160 000,
Queenstn US$2 000, Sheriff
- US$1 5, North Road US$1
200, Brickdam 4 US$800, bond,
restaurants, elc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000, 3-storey
resdential/offic/bond US$1
500. Nandy Park US650,
residence/bu ihess/office -
Cummings & Light $120 000,
East St. $75 00Q Kitty $45 000
KITTY $50 000, C/ville $60
000, Lamaha Gardens, two-
bedroom $75 000, Queenstown,
two-bedroom $50 000;
Executive Places Bel Air Park,
Courida Park, Eccles, Lamaha
Gardens, Happy Acres,
Continental Park, Section 'K',
others. Office spaces Kingston,
Brckdam Main Street, Middle,
Camp, Queenstown others.
MentorelSingh Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136 or 64 Main and
Middle Streets, Georgetown.
3-BEDROOM apt. & for small
family rooms for UG Student single
working persons. Cumming's
Lodge, near UG Call 612-0821.
EXECUTIVE houses by themselves
area Ogle, Atlantic Gardens. Price
- $100 000 to $250 000 neg.
Enquiries pls. Call 220-7021. Cell
CUMMINGS LODGE: fumished 2-
bedroom bottom flat $45 000.
Unity Place (Croal S) office space
intemet, etc $40 000. BEL AIR
GARDENS 4-bedroom house
US$1200 neg. N.P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES- 223-4928.
SOUTH R/veldt, 4 bedrooms $60
000, Camp St., semi-furn. -
US$450, Nandy Park, fully fum., AC
- US$70 New Haven fully fum..
AC US$ 000, D'Aguiar Park, fully
fum., AC, hot and cold, swimming
pool US$2 000. UNIQUE
REALTY. Tel. # 227-3551, 647-
ONE Office space available on
Church Street, Georgetown (2
buildings before Camp Street) -
$55 000 month, utilities
inclusive. Call Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280 for
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.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fumished 1
& 3e-bedroom apartment with
parking space to rent. Suitable for
overseas visitors on short term ba-
sis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843

TOP flat $40 000; (1 bedroom -
$30 00, rooms $17 nn-1
P0 s.P.ni ,, T F US$600 &
uS$700 house b itself -US$500.
Call 225,2709. Business office
bedroom top flt $40 000, Bel
Air Gardens, 4-bedroom
executive house US$1 500,
Nandy Park, 3-bedroom house
(furnished) US$650, Bel Air
ark 4-bedroom house -
SERVICES 223-4928. 648-
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512,
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two. three & four
beoo ens residential.
from US$25 per day long term ao
available Tel624-4225

218-0392, 648-7504, 218-0287.

PROPERTIES from 7 million up.
All 35% deduction. Phone 225-
2626, 231-2064.
FOR sale by owner property at
Public Road De Hoop, Mahaica,
ECD. Call 623-2717.

For dlyour Red Estatie Ms Buying,
Selling, Loosing of residenc,
commercial and industrial
load/property also
morlgage/finoncing approval,
valuation, property
Call anytime
Jewanram's Realty
2n7.M1 &7 W64W U1i1 !l4
Emdb jewmlnreaety@y1hoo.com

DO you have your property to
sell/rent? Call Husain Realty.
Telephone number 642-3478.
PROPERTY with large land
space East Coast Demerara
Public Road. Tel. 220-9199, 621-
For removal One wooden
lae) house in Prashad Nagar.
$3.2. Tel. 227-4040, 611-3866.
FUTURE Homes Realty 227-
4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Newly refurbished property in Bel
Air Park. $32M.
KITTY two-storeyed concrete
building, six bedrooms and land
space for a next building.
Telephone 231-1186.
UG AREA Two-storeyed building
with land space. Price- $13M. K.
S. Raghubir Agency. 225-0545,
2-STOREY house and land at
Lot 3216 Buttercup Place, S/RI
veldt $10M neg. Contact 614-
1829, 221-2163, 226-7578.
HAVE you buildings for sale -
Granville Park/Subryanville/
South Ruimveldt, Kitty, Bel Air?
Call now. Ederson's 226-5496.
mansion on two house lots, area
20 vehicles, bond 20 000 bags.
$30M. Ederson's- 226-5496.
ROBB/CAMP Sts. 3 2-storey
wooden buildings. Ideal for
(100) mini malls. Land road
to alley. $28M. Ederson's -
3-storey concrete, 6 bedrooms
luxurious mansion on 3 house
lots. $65M neg. Ederson's
ROBB St., Bourda Market -
2-storey c', ee building.,
road/Alley. Ideal 4 storey
mini malls. $50M. Ederson's -
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings need general repairs?
Our management Servicesl-
pays rates & taxes. Ederson'si-
KINGSTON vacant 3-storey,
3-bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal foreign embassy. $85M
neg. Ederson's 226-5496.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-storey, 4-
bedroom colonial mansion, 3
house lots. Ideal hotel,
insurance. $50M. Ederson's -
COGHLAN DAM vacant 2 new
flat concrete buildings, front 3
bedrooms, back 2 bedrooms -
$5.8M. Ederson's 226-5496.
FRIENDSHIP, EBD public road,
new concrete 2-stgrey 4-
bedroom luxurious mansion -
$12M. Ederson's 2!6-5496.
D'URBAN/Lodge, new, 2-
storeyed, 4 2-bedroom
apartments, monthly rents topay
your mortgages $14M/US$70
000. Ederson's 226-5496.

SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey, 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis,
swimming pool. $13.5M
(US$67 Q00). Ederson's -
storey concrete building. Size:
32'x 22. Land size: 90'x 50' -
$8M. (US$40 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496.
ECCLES B' $25M, Nandy
Park 30M Shamrock
Gardens $35M, Prashad
Nagar $40M, Bel Air Park -
SERVICES 223-4928, 609-
BEST, WCD $8.5M, Good
Hope, ECD $9M neg.;
Sussex Street (Business &
Residential) $7.5M; Earl's
Court, IJBI $16M; South
Ruimvelot $15.5M; Bar
Street, Kitty $14.5M neg.;
Gordon Street, Kitty $14M;
Leonora, WCD $12M.
Charles, Singh Realty. Tel.
Ville, O le. Bel Air Springs,,
Prashad Nagar, Subryanville,
Campbe lville, Regent Road,
Church St., Alberttown,
Kingsto1, Cummings St.,
Cummings Lodge, Carmichael
St., High St., Meadow Bank,
Triumph ECD, Bel Air, New
Haven, Brickdam and many
more. f27-0464/646-3251.
HOWESiStreet $6.5M, South -
$5M, Roxanne Gardens $5.5M,
Bel Air Parke- $20M. $25M,
Prashad,Nagar $14M, $18M,
Campbellvilte $8.5M, $28M,
Section 'K' $28M and other
residential and commercial areas.
Call us at Goodwill Realty 223-
5204 or 628-7605.
A BEAUTIFUL large 4-
,bedroom concrete house at
Ruimzeight Garden, WCD with
24 hours armed security, built-
in wardrobe, 2 bathrooms, hot
and cold water, kitchen diner
and many extra. Please call
268-3214 for quick sale.
SPACIOUS new 2-flat concrete
building, Ogle Air Strip area.
Vacant.- immediate occupancy
TEL. 225-5512, 621-2239.
TWO-,STOREY wood and
concrete house. Excellent
condition, Area 'H' Lot 3 Ogle
Front, ECD. Contact Keith on
222-7960 or 626-4501.
ONE going business premises; one
secured beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully grilled
- in New Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
4-BEDROOM concrete & wooden
house. Ketley St., Charlestown,
formerly Rudy s Liquor Restaurant
(comer lot) $18M neg. Contact
SUSSEX STREET shop with 3-
bedroom living upstairs, stock &
freezers, etc.yard space G$8M.
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506,
transported developed land with
man-made lake (850' x 380' x 8'),
bond 74' x 44'. Also a concrete
house. Tel. 218-2310

TWO furnished executive
properties Lamaha Gardens
(Price negotiable), business
property. Norton Street. Land -
Atlantic Gardens). Orian
Investments. Tel. 619-4682,227-
7162, 623-9179.
Transported concrete first building
with two self-contained three-
bedroom apartment. No repairs.
Telephone 642-0636.
TUCVILLE $7M, N/Ruimveldt
- $9M, D'Urban St. $14M,
Ogle $19M, Campbellville -
$16M, Eccles 'CC' $15M,
Nandy Park $17M. N. P.
4928, 609-2201.
HUGE Ghanie Park 5-bedroom
in executive house for immediate
sale. Hot and cold, fully grilled.
underground reservoir, overhead
tank. Owner leaving. Call 613-
6005 or 226-1457.
PARIKA Reserve Road just off
main road Pet Shop. Building -
3-torey building and land. Asking
- $39MNorbet deFreitas-231
NEW house fully fumished 2.5
bath, central AC 25 miles from
Disney World, Florida. Price -
US$294 000 or neg. Phone No. 1
954-294-7373. .

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24 GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, November 26,2006

MUST go! 5-bedroom new
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
house. Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD. Call Eddie -
611-8912 or 227-3788.

5512, 621-2239.
Garnett St. $25M, Barr St. -
$13M, South Rd (two) $25M,
$45M, Regent St. $40M.
Thomas St. $60M, High St. -
$50M, Palmyra (Berbice). Public
Road with store, bond and
workshop $70M. Kitty $50M.
Penitence Public Road ($35M),
Camp St. (North & South) $60M
and $80M, Thomas St. $75M.
South Road $50M, $45M.
Camp St. US$2M. Main St -
$750 000, Regent St. -
Warehouse $32M, Business -
$70M, For car mart 59.444
sq. ft. -US$1.5M, Sugrim's
Real Estate Agency. Tel. 226-
4362. E-mail:
ONE three-storey building 33
000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal for
Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other type of businesses. etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Lens at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
PROPERTY for sale at Windsor
Forest. Railway Line, WCD. Two-
storeyed house in excellent
condition. Price $1.2M neg.
Contact Nafeeza 254-0749.
1 4-BEDROOM wooden house
located at 2683 Manatee Place
South, R/V, Pk. Tel. ft 218-1384.
218-4483. Asking price $8.5M.
$6.5M & $12M. W. Ruimveldt -
$8M, P/Na ar $25M. N. P.
4928, 648-4799.
Nepent2002 @ya
PROPERTIES from 7 million
up. All 35% deduction. Phone
225-2626, 231-2064.
$15M, Kitty $9.5M $15M,
Alberttown $15M, South
Ruimveldt $15M, Bel Air Park
- $40M. UNIQUE EALTY. Tel.
# 227-3551, 617-0856.
NEW HOPE: East Bank
Demerara three vacant house
lots, each 40 ft. by 108.9 ft.
(4356 sq. ft.), will sell each for
$1.5M, but if somebody wants
all 3, we'll give them for less
than $4M. Remember you are
talking about more than
13,000 sq. ft. BEL A.R PARK:
",,r nice executive 3-bedroom
home S'w. MAIN &
MIDDLE: vacant lot $100M.
CAMP STREET: ideal mall site
- $130M. PLUS great bargains
in Kingston. Water Street, and
Main Street. Call 226-7128,
615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "The Home of
Better Bargains."
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gdns -
New house (phone &
parking), vacant $9M;
D'Urban St. vacant 2-flat
(by Guinness Bar) $5.8M;
East La Penitence vacant
(2-apt.) house $4.5M;
Providence vacant 4-
bedroom 2-flat $7M. Land
-Diamond $500 000:
Liliendaal $4M; North
Ruimveldt $3M. Call 231-

one three-storeyed concrete
building with back house -
$100M. 227-0464/646-3251.
ALEXANDER Village one
two-storeyed concrete building.
5 bedrooms, 2 master rooms,
bar, 2-car garage, security
system, fully alarmed, hot &
cold water, generator. 227-

fully concreted house 5 bedrooms,
2 full bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet, hot water
tank, eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car garage,
front view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nady
Park, EBD. Interested person only to
call. Day 226-7806; evening 225-

SANDY Babb St., Kitty 3-storey
business property with space for
another building $17M; Ketley
St., Charlestown, 1 2-storey
concrete house plus 50 x 30
concrete bond $20M: Gordon St.,
Kitty 2-storey buildings on one
lot $14M: Kaikan St., North
Ruimveldt 1 2-storey house, 5
rooms excellent condition -
$15.5M. For more information,
call Naresh Persaud 225-9882.
massive concrete property
reduced to $16.5M. Blygezight
- $13.5M, Subryanville (on
double lot) Vlissengen Road,
Sheriff St.. Republic Park and
Le Ressouvenir with pool,
GuySuCo Gardens, Kitty $6M
to $14 5M. Cummings St. -
$12M, Friendship -$12.9M. Mc
Doom $4.5M, Vreed-en-Hoop
Public Rd. $19.5M. Leonora
Public Road $10.75M. Crane
Pub Rd. land S3M. & 5
properties with rice mill $45M.
Anna Catherina $2 75M. 15
acres- Canal #1 $11.75M.
Non Pariel $4,5M, David St.,
Kittv- $26.5M. TEL. 226-8148/

PROPERTY sei':ng in Ogle
with double lot $27M. Thomas
Street $16 and $52M,
Blygezight $13M. Atlantic
Gardens $40M. Guyhoc $60M,
Gordon Street $6M,
Annandale $5.5M, 2.6 acres
in Turkeyen $36M. Atlantic
Ville $32M. Phone Shawn -
218-1014. 618-7483.
flat concrete and wooden, four-
bedroom building with a store,
bond, garage. Business as a
going concern CAMP STREET
- $60M; one three-flat concrete
and wooden building suitable
for executive office, hotel,
school, doctor's private
practice, having all social
services and with a parking lot
BRICKDAM US$750 000;
large three-flat concrete and
wooden building suitable for
office, school, warehouse. Just
to go!!! A going business and
residence with a bond and
parking on DIAMOND, EAST
AGENCY. Tel. 226-4362. E-
m a i I

WAGES Envelopes. Any amount.
Call 226-9734, 613-2602.
EARTH for sale delivery to spot.
Also Bob Cat rental. 626-7127.

NEW. CALL 663-1516. OWNER

SHOCK treatment for swimming
pools. Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm), Mon. to Fri
HANGING basket plants for sale. 1
Yamaha generator EF 2600D.
Contact 618-2526, 611-0448.

(Fax & Copier)
brand new Price

1 Tape Recorder
(Cassette & radio) one
of a kind
with 10 attached
speakers price -

1 Round Carpet
(ideal for centre table)
Price $4000 1

1 BROWN Dachshund pup 14
months vaccinated and dewoimed
Tel. 220-4375.

ONE Datsun engine and gear
box 120Y, good condition Price
- $40 000 Call 617-8242- cell

SECOND-HAND baby cradle.
Contact Ms Clarke on 226-0254
bet 9 am and 3 pm.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools onlv. Phone
227-4857 18 am 4 pm). Mon.
to Fri
1 STHIL. 280 Grasscutter $78
000. Brand new the accessories
No reasonable offer refused Tel.

MOTOROLA L7 $43 000, V31
- $60 000. Razr. 1 Gym Master
treadmill $23 000, I Stihl 160
weeding Machine $75 000.
Call 623-2000. 223-2110. Ask
for Percy.
4 HONDA Power washers. 2
STHIL weeding machines, 1 12
I planer, 1 air compressor, 1 6
000 Yamaha Generator, 1 Lawn
mower. New items Tel. 267-
2329, 646-5179

2 HONDA pressure washers. 2
chain saws, 2 machines. 2
microwaves. 1 pump, 2 saws Call
WHEELS 33 x 12.5R 15. 6
holes, very nice, chrome
aluminum rims with quality tyres
- $200 000. 220-4791.
HOUSEHOLD articles such as
beds, fridge, Chester drawer, TV
stand, suite, etc. Tel. 226-5400.

BRAND new Whirlpool 5-cycle
2-speed Super capacity washing
machine. Phone 623-1079.

MIXED breed pups 7 wks.. fully
vaccinated and dewormed $5
000 each. Call 225-0301, 643-

VANITY $10 000, Sharp fax
machine/copier $13 000,
house'"i' items. Telephone
ONE Maddlem Truck GHH
4576. Reasonable offer. Call

NEW Pioneer DVD/CD
Duplicator burns 5 discs at a
time $169 000. Call 225-2611,

2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines. 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
64" PHILIPS TV brand new, also
Bose 321 Series 11 DVD home
entertainment system. 225-2319,

PROPERTYATBEST WCD WITH PARTS for washing PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
VERANDAH PLU'STOILETAND machines. Telephone Thermostats, pumps, motors, belts,
BATH UPSTAIRS, LIGHT,WATER 227-0060, 641-2026. valves knobs, etc. Technician
AND TELEPHONE MASSIVE available. Call 622-5776.
LAND SPACE. COST $8.5M, PARTS for twin tub washing ..
CHARLES, SINGH REALTY. TEL. machines (new). Telephone 641-- TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11 car
225-5512, 621-2239. 2026, 227-0060. perfect condition. Property at 75E
OG5-5 LE51 one 4-bedroom 2-Garnett Street, Kitty. Phone 225-
OGLE one 4-bedroom 1911 office hours.
concrete building, 1 master NEW 18" Celestion frontline 11 1911 officehours.
with 1 self-contained, Maid's sakers 2800 watts Call 226- ST or sale, corner spot,
quarter on lot measuring 'location, Stabroek Market. Price
100'x 100'. $28M neg. 227- POMPEK PUPS 6 WEEKS negotiable. Contact Tel. 225-
0464/646-3251 OLD FULLY VACCINATED. 231- 4413, 277-3814, 619-9972.

PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors,
belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
ONE king size bed, one Mahogany
vanity, plant stand, 2 carpets other
articles one five-piece circle set.
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W auto
transformer), new pressure sprayer,
single bed 7-piece dinette set.
Tel 611-3153.
ONE Hot music system
including CD/DVD Player, four
basses, two tweeters, low mix,
high mix, micro speaker and
much more suitable for
entertainment for church or
disco. Also 19". 20", 25", 27"
television for home and
Nintendo, also brand new
microwaves. Prices negotiable.
Tel. 645-8837.
EARTH. sand and reef sand.
excavating, grading, leveling of
sand. clearing & laying of pipe
also done. Call 628-3840.
STUDY desks, lamps, stool, 36"
fan, bed, kitchen ware, projection
screen, coffee set and more. Dial
- 227-1234.

FREON gas: 11. 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A. also Helium gas
for balloons an Argon gas.
Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon to Frin.

VIDEO Projectors, Ipods. Digital
cameras, guitars, laptops, flat
screen TVs. DVD recorders, etc
Majestics. Tel. # 226-6432, 623-

ROTTWEILER pups mixed with
German Shepherd. Fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
Phone Dr. Maclean, 226-3592.
227-0116 or 223-0754.
PUPS for sale Doberman and
Belgian Malanoil mixed.
Excellent guard dogs, fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
TELEPHONE 254-1145 OR Cell
COMPUTER Programmes from
- $2 000 2006 Antivirus.
AutoCAD 2006, Accounting,
Point-of-Sale Office 03, Web
Designing, Corel Draw 12,
Spanish. Typing, Games. Much
more Call Anthony 227-8006,
DBX Dynamic bass booster,
incredible bass $65 000:
Gemini 24 Sec. sampler $25
000; Super Pro 15 inches. 1 600
watts speakers $35 000 pair.

HURRY to Sky Universal,
authorized dealer of Phillips Sky
Digital Satellite Dish. For the
best offer. 156 Channels
including pay per view and audio.
Call 227-1151. 231-609.
FURNITURE workshop close
down sale. All woodworking
machines priced to sell as a
package inc. Existing contracts.
Opportunity to start your own
workshop. Call 622-4760. Owner
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb $4 000;
Alum 55-lb $5 000, Soda Ash -
50-lb $7 500. Sulphuric Acid 45-
S- $45 000, Granular Chlorine
chlorine gas. Pu,, 227-485/
- (8 am 4pm) Mon. to Fri.

NEW Briggs pressure washer
2200 psi $98 000. Call 225-
2611, 225-5645.

1 RADIO controlled Nikko
Wrangler Jeep, 1 Blue Thunder
Racing Wheel for Playstation 1
& 2 systems. 1 Galaxsee 675
Power Refractor telescope. Call
LARGE lot with 2-storey house.
Trairsported 40 x 300-ft
Pr ime location: Main Ail port
Road, 20 mmni from G/town and
airport. Can have multi-uses:
rental. On one side of lot is
canal. Priced to sell Guy$20M
or US$100 000 neg. Also one
511 Leyland truck without tray/
dump $1.4M. Contact 1-718-
823 8296: 519-576-9116: 227-

New Computer system
complete with speakers, CD
Rom, DVD Drive, etc. Call
Robert 225-6984/621-5154.

USED casement windows for
sale. Used 2-burner gas stove
with oven. Call 225-0301/643-

1 FRIDGE $20 000, 1 4-
burner gas stove $8 000, 2
wardrobes $8 000 each, 2
dressing cases $6 000 each.
All in good condition. 2 double
beds. Phone 226-4692.
ONE Stainless steel Food
Cart compact with deep fryers,
hot plate, storage
compartments, etc. 1 large
suite and 1 couch. Tel. 226-
OXYGEN and Acetylene gases
- fast and efficient service. 10 -
11 Mc Doom Public Road, EBD.
Phone 223-6533 (8 am 4 pm)
Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 am 12
DELL Dimension Computer
system (Black), 2 Ghz
Processor. 17 monitor internet
ready, Windows XP. 1 yr.
warranty $98 000. Call 225-
2611, 225-5645.
KENMORE upright freezer 21
cubic ft., Frigidaire chest freezer
- 7 cubic feet. 627-6659, 327-
5348. Yamaha 180 cc Scooter.
Excellent condition.
AMPLIFIER CD player, tape
deck, speaker boxes, brand new
article Hi watts, and one
motorcycle 125 G. Excellent
condition All prices negotiable.
622-0267, 629-2239.
1 STRONG wooden book chest
with over 50 children's books.
Excellent condition $16 000,
1 steel table $10 000. 618-
15 HP Johnson, 10 HpJohnson
outboard engines. Excellent
condition. 627-6659, 327-5348.
ORIGINAL Honda Pressure
washers. Honda water pumps -
2' and 3" compressors. All new.
627-6659, 327-5348.
1 18 000 watts, 110 220 diesel
generator, 1 200 Hp Yamaha
outboard engine. Call 662-6790
or 661-0122.

COMPLETE Computer System
- internet ready, 15' monitor, 1
yr. warranty S63 000. FREE
printer. Call 225-2611. 225-5645.
SATELLITE Dish one complete
working 22-ft C-band Satellite
Dish and 20-ft. tower. Tel. 226-
INDUSTRIAL microwave.
rotisserie grill, double bowl cake
mixer, baby stroller/car seat, baby
crib and queen size bed. Tel. 259-
3054, 609-6315.
2 HONDA Power washers, 1
STHIL weeding machines, 1 12
5. planer, 1 air compressor, 1 6
000 Yamaha Generator, 1 Lawn
mower. New items. Tel. 267-
2329, 646-5179.
75 4-Feet Defuser Parabolic.
Fluorescent Lamps 4 tubes.
240V $8 000 each. 100 new
truck tyre liners Good Year -
size 20 $1 000 each. 1 Briggs
and Stratton Pressure Washer
2000 PSI, 2.1 GMP $75 000.
1 Sears 110V pressure water
pump stainless steel pump
barrel $30 000. 1 truck dump
pump $25 000. 1 computer
transformer input 110 or 120,
220 or 240. 380 or 415. output
- 110, 120. 220, 240 $55 000.
1 Canon NP 6221 photocopy
machine, needs servicing
$100 000. 1 Xerox 5028
photocopy machine, needs
servicing $100 000. All
machines on stand with wheels
and have a manual. Owner
migrating- ,
BOX. CALL 621-6049, 227-
- $20 000, SINGLE FRAME -
TEL. 270-4532 OR 624-7023.

ONE-CYLINDER Better Engine
3HP G$120 000, one-cylinder
Lister engine with or without
generator 7.5 KVA, one 2-
cylinder Lister engine 13HP,
Lister diesel welder 280 amps,
portable, Lister 3-cylinder
engine with or without generator.
Contact 624-3187.
1 RICE Cooker (New) $4 000,
1 5-piece Dinette set $15
000, 1 3-piece suite $18
000, Plastic Barrels $2 000,
Clothes Rack $2 000, 1 Bed
& Mattress $15 000, 1 small
fridge $25 000, 1 TV 20" -
$25 000. Tel. 231-6660.
DELL Computers: Brand new
P4 (3.9GHz) and Celeron
(2.5GHz) computers. With:
modem, network card, 128 MB
video. 256.512MB memory.
CD burner/DVD player, USB
keyboard & mouse and 17-
inch flat screen or monitor.
Custom orders and wholesale
offered. For details call Raval
@ 223-5308 or 626-8784.
MUSIC/Band Equipment &
Household Items. 4-Burner
Admiral Stove w/oven (Free
Gas Bottle) $50 000. 27"
Sharp Television $60 000.
32" Sony Flat screen TV $165
000. Sofa Leather 3/2 (Slightly
damaged) $50 000. Alesis
Drum Machine (New) $40 000
Pioneer Amplifier (House) $30
000. Peavey Vocal/Guitar.
effects $30 000 Roland
Octopad $40 000. Mackie 16-
Channel Mixer $65 000.
Peavey Equalizer $30 000.
Ashley Equalizer $55 000.
Shure Cordless Mic $80 000.
Shure SM 58 Mics $15 000
ea. Yorkville Direct Boxes $12
000. Berhinger Ultra bass Pro -
$45 000. JBL Eon G2 15"
Powered speaker $120 000.
Lexicon Delay $50 000. 4 -
QSC Amplifiers 4 000W $290
000. Drum Set Tama. 5-pc. -
$200 000. Stage 23 x 32 $500
000. 85 KVA Generator -
$2.5M. Complete P.A.
Systems, speakers 12/15/18.
horns. 32 & 24 Channel
Soundcraft console; speaker
cones, drum mikes, cable tester,
Nurex. Spiders. Bullets:
CD...etc. Contact Shiek Ally -

PARTS 150 Jialing
motorcycle in excellent
condition. Engine $70 000.
front shocks with stem $30 000,
1 pair back shocks $8 000.
complete crash bar with foot
rest $3 000. 1 pair exhaust -
$15 000. headlamp $7 000.
1 pair fog lamp $7 000. 1 pair
trafficator $2 000, 1 handle -
$1 000. complete front brakes
with disc $5 000, front fender
- $2 000, back fender $3 000.
back aluminium rim 3 $15 000,
front aluminum rim $10 000.
Contact 650-4701.
drill press 110. 240v on stand -
$105 000: 1 bench type drill
press English made, 110 v $60
00: 1 Black & Decker cross cut
saw, 110v $10 000; 1 2 000
watts transformer $10 000: 1
new 16-feet ladder aluminum
in 2 8-ft. half English made -
$25 000: 1 4-feet platform
ladder for cleaning $10 000:
1 side and edge sander. 110 -
240 v on stand $30 000: 1
industrial and commercial
Dayton vacuum cleaner with
large dust bag, 110v for floor
or carpet cleaning $35 000; 1
truck hydraulic dump pump -
$35 000: 200 new tyre liners
for truck size 20 $1 000 each
W/S: 1 large bench grinder 110v
- $30 000: 10 buckets of 5-
-", carpet adhesive paste -
"' .,,h basins with
'5 000 each: h basi ns w
hot and cold water fittings -
000 each. British made: 50
parabolic diffusers, 4 ft. x 2 ft.
lamps with cubical reflectors
and 4 4-ft. tubes 240 volts -
$12 500 each; 12 GE security
lamps with ballast 240v $
000 each. 3 000 watts. Call

Model M truck k TeIl
WAGON. TEL. 254-0899.
1 RZ minibus good
working condition.' Tel.
227-7548, 629-3996
EXCAVATOR Daewoo Solar
200 111 (Factory refurbished).
Contact Sarnm 625-7741. 222-

GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, November 26,2006

DODGE Grand Caravan
(SE) 5-door double air
bags, like new. 226-4177.
ONE 192 Carina (PJJ series),
woman driven, never in hire.
Price $1.4M neg. Contact
Paul 259-3237 or 619-9451.




behind Brickdam
Police 0 Stefioen

1 TOYOTA RZ minibus, Long
Base. EFI (Cateye), music.
mags, BHH series. (Clean &
Tidy). 229-6491 646-2080 -

2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
AT 192 CARINA, PHH Series.
$1.4 min. Owner leaving. Call
225-3221/8915 Office.
1 AT 192 CARINA. PJJ series, $1
425 000 neg. Tel. 613-8221, 222-
MUST be sold 1 Long Base
RZ minibus very good
condition. $1M neg. Call 220-

ONE Marino PHH series, mag
rims, CD player in excellent
condition. Price $1 350 000
neg. Contact 629-7103/274-

1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle
truck with hyhab. dump, 20-cyd.
Tray. Price neg. Call 640-2365.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534.
ONE Toyota Carina AT 170 EFI.
excellent condition. Price $850
000. Tel. 226-8973 or 664-3488.
1 JEEP Wrangler, PCC 8604. Call
227-3308 after 5 pm. 616-8804.
Price neg.
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer- PJJ series.
fully equipped. Owner leaving
country. Call 646-1933.
1 AT 170 Carina EFI.
automatic, mag rims. Price -
$825 000. Contact Rocky 225-
2 AT Toyota Coronas (half
light & full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $850 000
each. Contact Rocky 225-




I | ii r|lu. A I

ONE AT 170 Corona car PGG
series. Split lights, PW, PM
automatic refurbished and sprayed
- $775 000. Tel. 619-5087, 218-
remote start, alarm, mag rims, dual
air bags. ABS. Excellent condition.
Call 609-2310, 624-1241.

ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
$1.2M. Toyota MK 11 $T.5M,
BMW 528E $850 000, Laurel
Grande $650 000. All fully
equipped. Prices negotiable.
225-1060. 641-0607. Leave
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona.
fully light, EFI, motor car. One
owner, mags, music, etc. $750
000. Call 629-4236/641-3958.
ONE long base Canter truck
in good working condition. 3-
ton. Contact Ravi 622-1782/

excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFI. fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition.
needs body work tape deck.
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended
Cab. 2003 Toyota Tundra,
fully loaded. 619-0063,
ONE Nissan Sunny
wagon, mag rims in
working condition. $250
000 or best offer. Tel.
270-4465 or 642-6159
ONE AE 100 Toyota Corolla,
in excellent working
condition. Price neg. Phone
227-7458, 613-6149.
-1 CANDY Apple Red BMW -
mag rims. leather seats & fully
loaded; 1 Toyota Corolla
Wagon; 1 Z3 Convertible
BMW mag rims & fully
loaded. Only serious
enquiries. Phone: tel. 226-
6458 or 642-9797.

.. E ONE
TEL. 629-3528/231-2070/
NISSAN Maxima in good
working condition 33 509 miles
genuinee). Phone 226-7321,
223-1789, after 6 pm.
ISUZU ELF 3-ton open truck
from Japan, open tray 14-feet
AC. Immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff Street. 226-9109.
14-feet tray, new from Japan.
Excellent condition. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 226-9109.
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, 15B engine, 14-feet tray,
AC, 3 tons, just arrived from
Japan. 74 Sheriff St. 226-9109.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck new
model, 4 D 35 3 tons, 14 feet
open tray, AC, fresh from Japan.
74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-9109.e

TOYOTA RZ Long Base -
BGG Series, in immaculate
..cndition,.with solid engine,
gear box and differential -
$1.1M neg. Call 276-0313,
626-1141 SHAHAB.
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual, excellent condition
$625 000. Contact Rocky
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (Diosel
engine). Automatic, fully
poweredmag rims crash bar,
clean. Price $1.8M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1 TOYOTA n "aD hl lux
14-wheel drive manual maq
rims, crash bar. side bars.
immaculate condition. Price -
$2.7M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902
^ .2 CARINA- automatic
fully powered. AC, mag rims,
never in hire, CD player $1
350 000 neg. Contact Rocky
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-door)
22 engine. (4 x 4) automatic,
crash bar. AC, CD player, cabin
carriage, mag rims., fully
powered immaculate condition.
Price 1.4M. Contact Rocky -
t 225-1400 or 621-5902.

NISSAN Sunny 2003 model only
done 6 000 mires, AC/PS/PW/ABS,
fully loaded never registered -
$2.2M. Call 25-2611, 225-5645.
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina
Wagon (back wheel drive).
automatic, excellent condition,
solid engine. Price $450 000
neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra manual, fully
powered, AC. (flip lights),
immaculate condition. Price -
$675 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400/ 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra Cab
SGJJ series), manual, AC (4 x 4).
rice $2.5M (hardly used).
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-door
manual. 4 x 4, straight six. left hand,
immaculate condition. Price -
$1.6M. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims. Price $1 250
000. Contact Rocky 4 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long Base 15-
seater mini bus. (EFI), brand
new engine, chrome mag rims,
music, immaculate condition.
Price $1.2M. Credit Available
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet (2-
door), Turbo (PGG series).
manual, fully powered. AC,
CD player, alarm. Price -
$800 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902
AE 110 COROLLA 30"'
Anniversary Edition Lady driven,
fully powered, dual air bags, ABS
brakes, mint condition $1.8M
Phone Hamid 227-2127. 17
Broad St., Charlestown 623-
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (Immaculate
condition' automatic. fully
powered. AC, chrome mag rims.
crash bar, CD. Price $3.2M
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Serena (mini van) -
fully loaded. (hardly used).
automatic, fully powered, dual
sun roof, AC, sliding door Price -
$3M. Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 AT 170 Carina fully powered,
EFI AC, mags, spoiler, automatic.
1 At 192 Carina. PJJ series. One
owner, low mileage, music, AC,
ma s. Owner leaving. Contact
Safraz 220-2047, 6T4-1939.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser 2006
model, leather seats, auto and
fully powered, left hand drive.
$14 million. One 1998 model
Land Cruiser (manual).
Immaculate condition. $12
million. Tel. 227-4040, 225-
0995, 611-3866.
1 MORRIS Marina motor car. 4-
door imported from England.
Never registered, excellent
condition $850 000 neg.
registered. 1 Chevy Silverado 4
x 4 enclosed 4-door, power
steering, mag rims, automatic for
Interior run $750 000 neg. 1
Land Cruiser Toyota PJJ series,
fully automatic, hardly used, fully
powered $8.2M neg Mint
condition. Leather seats. Owner
migrating 621-4928.
1 Mitsubishi Pajero Jr. fully
powered, automatic, A/C, C/D,
mags. 227-1845 from Monday --
Friday 8 am 4 pm or 229-
6253 anytime.
1 HILUX Surf fully powered,
nickel crash bar, low sound system,
alarim, 17 comb rim. excellent.
Contact 227-1845/229-6253.
DAVID Auto Sales, 238 South Rd.
& Alexander St. Buying & Selling
used vehicle, AE 91 Corona &
Sprinter, AT 170 Carina &
Corona. AE100 Corolla &
Sprinter. 192 Canna. 212 Corona,
212 Carina, SB40. 210 Corona,
RZ Long & Short Base 227-1845
-- 9 an 4 pm Monday Friday -
229-6253 anytirne.
ONE AT 212 Carina automatic,
fully powered A/C, mags, etc.
"rir 1,l 650 000 reg. Tel.

TOYOTA Carina E. 5 door, lift
back, sun roof, fully Do ,n '- ' C
automn'-lir ^ ce ile nt .. .....
one ow i rIl ,, jw 1, I
2471 o .
Ne otiable. (C. ,1. .770' c'
8 580 (i ,
ONE Mitsubishi Cantlor truck
i . 3-ton. GI:' series -
":'.. 1111 1 Toyota Hiace Super
1,, 000 cc:. Turbo cha re,
diesel 'rlninr~ P 1 'pries, hardly
iu-ed. I : ,, ..... i ne Toyota
Hilux Double : -I4 1HH Series. 3
Y engine $2.7 million. One 29-
seater bus I lir ,l. i, Rosa, JJ
series - ; ...II .... One 20-
seater Toyota Coasta; ,iis. l-I-
swrie's $2.9 million 225- i5 ;
4- 1 |II 7

1 AT 192 CARINA f/powered
with music & AC. Price $1.4M
neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.

1 AE 110 COROLLA, f/powered
with AC & music. PJJ Series.
Price $1.5M. neg. Tel. 266-
2461, 625-6397.
TOYOTA Townace small bus 12-
seater, qood condition. Priced to
Do $5600 000. Contact 35
eaforth St., C/ville. Phone 231-
1271, Cell 610-2037. Hyneter.
NISSAN Sunny FB 12, stick
gear, PKK series $550 000
lneg.). A 1 condition. Rajen -
27-0208, 626-0350.
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404, 222-6708.
TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint
condition. PHH series, fully
powered, mag rims, side bars.
fog lam s and crystal h/lights.
Sony CD/MP3/tape player.$3M
negotiable. Contact 648-9485.
62 -1102, 226-7228.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser -
fully powered, PJJ Series, mint
condition, new tyres, rmags, etc.
Must see. Owner migrating -
$7 5M neg One Toyota AE 91,
fully powered, automatic, mag
wheels Excellent condition -
$650 000 neg. 641-2284.

ETC. $2 950 000 NEG. CALL
276-0313, 626-1141

AT 170 CARINA $975 000,
190 Corona $1 450 000, AT
192 Carina $1 350 000 PJJ
series in mint condition. AT 212
Canna $1 750 000 with DVD.
mags. etc Honda CRV- $3 1M,
Toyota RAV 4 $3.1M. UNIQUE
AUTO SALES. Tel. 227-3551,
USED vehicles. SV 40 Camr/
212 Carina, 210 Coron I..;
192 Carina AE Iq0 Jt :
Corona, AE 91 t r,
Corolla. Nissan
Nissan, 4-Runner
Vanette. Toyota Towni
buses. Vehicles from $30 0
Contact Dave Auto Sal.: .-ot
10'Croal Street, StabroKi*el*.
223-6218/after 4 pm,-,a -
3690. Cell 612-47 so
Wagon cars.
210 CORONA. 212 Carina, AT
192 Carina. AE 100 Corolla and
Sprinter, Lancer, Camry SV 40 ,
GX L-Touring Wagon. AT 170
Corona and Carina, AE 91
Sprinter and Corolla. BUSES:
RZ Long and Short Base (EFI &
C/tor). PICKUP: 4-Runner.
enclosed and open back. CRV
& RAVA 4. At all times you can
call for other models and prices.
Credit for vehicles is available.
Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 02 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown (behind Brickdarn
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546. 231-7432.

WILL VS (2004) MODEL.;
4939. A NAME AND A

Hyundai Accent 1995 model.
Owner leaving. Must sell! $800
000 ii nearest offel. Call 622-
C' o wL Con 'al ora c cri' rl'
...\. _,," 11u6 eizo on .ell
1in-1980, address 282. Foulis.
I-i S. Prlce $4()0 000 neg.

Dump Truck, 1 John Deere
Backhoe. Call 623-9566.
TOYOTA Glanza fully
automatic, AC/PS/PW ABS, maq
rims, never registered $1.8M.
Call 225-2611, 225-5645.
BMW 318i 2-door car,
working condition. Price to go
-$6500)00. Also Suzuki 4 x 4
Jeep $750 000. 226-4177,
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg.
Telephone 622-0322.
BMW 525i Black four-door car
air bag, leather interior. Also
Honda Delsol Convertible
sport car. 226-4177. 225-2319.
1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab Tacoma
(2001 model), first owner, (like
new). immaculate $3.1M
neg. 225-0995, 628-0796.
CONDITION $800 000.
SALES. TEL. # 225-5512,
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors.
good condition, CDTape player,
bubble tray, dualairbag mag rims,
etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 20-7416.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle
truck with hyhab. dump. 20-cyd.
Tray. Price neg. Call 640-2365.

ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded. Model C 33, 4-cylinder,
gear. (PW, PM, PS). Price neg.
Call: 223-9021, Cell: 629-7419
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab pick-
up LN 170 2L diesel also Nissan
1997 Pathfinder with 4-cylinOer
engine. 225-2319, 226-4177.
1 AT 212 CARINA 2000 Model,
leather interior, DVD, TV/CD,
keyless entry. ABS. dual air bags,
i T mag rims, very low mileage.
Excellent condition. Call 613-
TOYOTA AT 192 $1 000 000.
Dolly's Auto Rental, 272
Bissessar Ave.. Prashad Nagar.
Tel. 2 5-7!26, 226-3693.
TWO;i nda CRVs in excellent
.condjti~'n. Inspection can be
dor e at Lots E & F Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Call 226-
, 3361, 227-7829. 226-6594.
ONE Black Tovota Pick up 4-
wheel drive, extra large wheels
of factory, lift kit the only one
around. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242. Tennessee on Sheriff
AT 212 AUTOMATIC, fully
powered. Price $1.4M. SV 41
Camry. GX 81 Mark 11 $1.2M.
RZ minibus EFI. Long Base,
BGG $1.3M, Toyota Ipsum -
$2.7M. Phone 218-1014, 618-
Toyota Altezza XXE 10. Subaru
Forester. Mercedes Benz A160
5-door wagon, BMW 328i, 2-
door coup. 1994 Honda Civic
Ex Coup (DOMC VTEC. Oiian
Investments. Tel. 619-4682,
227-7162. 623-9179.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water tender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working
condition. For more
information Contact' 264-
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT 192
Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry, AE 91
Corolla Waqon. Owner leaving
country. Call # 645-6288, 2311-
0555. All prices neg.
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero 10 2003
model, 50 000 km, PKK -61.
Mint condition. Call Trevor
John 333-2416, 333-4404,
623-6990. Price S4.5 million
ONE RZ BHH Series top
condition, mags, crystal lights.
Contact Seemanqal at E,,;
D"?. Le-nnis St., Sophia. Tel.
AT 170 CORONA fully
powered, EFI ,C, mrna, big
;Iusic, frosted tint, etc $850
000 neg. Tel. 220-6.45, 624-

ONE (I) Toyota Tundra, 2001
Model- new mnag., lyres,
spoiler, fibreglass tray cover with
bed liner, CD player, like new
Contact Fizul. Tel. # 226-8879
or 615-8518.
TOYOTA ,,e sma I'
I s-seater, good condition
Priced to go $60 000.
Contact 35 Sealorth St.. C/vilr
Phone 231.1271. Cell 610-
20)37, Hynolno.

REALTY 225-5512, 621-2239
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 80.
Automatic transmission 3F
engine, 4 500 cc engine. EFI.
fully powered, windows, door
locks, self start, alarm, AM/FM,
stereo and CD player, automatic
Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and
low range drive, 4 new Good
Year tyres and mag rims size (16)
crash bar, fog lamps, adjustable
steering wheel, roof rack, back
lights grilled, back toe bar, 5
doors, sun visor, power steering.
new 12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner, excellent.
power mirrors, fully security
system from theft, 2 years 10
months old, PJJ series,
immaculate condition, excellent
interior and fuel consumption.
well kept, never went in the
Interior. Owner migrating -
$8.6M, neg. 641-2284.

AT 212 & 192 Carinas, AE100
Sprinter, EP 82 Starlet 4-door,
Mitsubishi, Pajero J. R., Wagon
Caldina, pickup. T100 & Single
Cab. Amar- 227-2834/621-6037

3216, 621-3875.
CALL 261-3055.

ONE Nail Technician:
Hairdresser with clients. Call
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to work in
Kitty. Tel. # 231-6355.
WAITRESSES need urgently.
Attractive salary. Tel. 259-

WATCHMAN. Apply at: Household
Plus, 131 Regent Road, Bourda
FAZIA. TEL. 225-1280, 231-0144.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic, 40-
50 years. Telephone 642-
A HIRE car Driver to work car
around GeorEetown at Taxi
Service 64 f-2)284
A Livo-ii Babv-.sittr age i8 -I)
\rs Reading and wanting skills would
be an t atrc TsI 2e.O-b44b.

YEARS UP. TEL. 231-5171.

TEL. 231-5171.

WELDERS Meohani s
Maich 'inists Elictl ti ns
&Liani'es. Apply, 18-25 Et l
Indiistiiril Site. EBD

ONE Driver for Office work. Apply
in person at 106/10r amaha &
Cdi '";C el Sts. or call 225-8915/
ONE Mo'', ,TNr 2 days in
. R .. ,. 35-. CalL 613-

~ _ __


GRADER Operator with at
least 5 yrs. Experience to work
in re ion 6, Berbice. Contact
COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.



22-35 YEARS



QITOWN.TEL 613-3843.
BARTENDER, waitress. Apy to
flat shop Sheriff St., C/vile. Call
264-2263. 225-0431.
1 OR 2-BEDROOM flat. for
mature single male $20 000.
Call Fred 227-8758 (9 am 5
pm, Mon. Fri.).
ONE Live-in Salesgirl from
country area. Free apartment
provided. Good sar. A 18 -
25. Call 220-6586PART-TIME
and full-time girls to work in shop
onE CDe. Age 18 26. Call
electrical, plumbing &
hardware experience, also
Porter. Apply with written
application to: Hamson's
General Store, 116 Regent
Road, Bourda.
and Porter boys. Apply to
Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent
Road, 227-4402, 225-2792.
SALESMEN, Salesgirls and
Porters. Apply at Survival, 16
Duncan St & Vlissengen Road.
ONE Maid for 2 days in
Subryanville. Age 35 49. Call
613-6005 or 226-1457.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-
5198, 231-2064.
ONE enclosed miniva.i or
light truck, diesel, with
automatic transmission.
Call Lawrence 322-0309.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel.625-1906.
ONE Domestic to work from
Mon. Sat. Contact Sandra -
CONTACTTEL. 646-3996,227-
ONE (1) Waitress. Apply to
Monty's Restaurant & Bar, Last
..re.. L. TI. 220-784.
2 WAITRESSES, 1 Maid to
work at Bibi Jameels Bar. Live-
in can be arranged. Contact
uiUI .LU-,n.-.
ONE mature living Domestic/
Baby-sitter. Preferably from
country area. Call 226-4756/
2 SALESGIRLS to work on
Regent St. Apply Payless Gift &
Variety Store, 223-7864.
Qualified and experienced
Plumber to work in Trinidad.
Altractive salary. Interested
persons can cont=;1; 2i1-5167
or 624-4788 between 12 noon
.'Q'. nm 7 rm and 9 pm.



$80 000 TO
US$1 200.

$6M -$8M


TEL. # 225-5512/

PART-TIME holiday staff decent
cleaners and waitress from in or
around G/town. Willing to work
flexible hours. Apply in writing to:
Taj Restaurant, next to PTaza
Cinema. No Phone calls.
Guard, part-time. 1 Application,
1 recommendation, Police
Clearance, 2 passport size
pictures at a Hotel. 227 South
Rd. Lacytown, G/town. 226-
2852, 615-1237.
75 MALES and females of dynamic
security work at prestigious locations.
25 males and females as SC's/
armed officers. Paid Police Training,
great opportunity, 2 drivers for car,
van and lorry, three(3) years
minimum expenence. Conct The
Recruiter RK s Security Services, 125
Regent Road, Bourda.
MATURE individual with or without
family to live and work on farm at
Soesdyke/inden Highway. Call Ken
- 227-5194 or sendapplication to 1
'C' Hadfield SL, G/town, (building
next Institute of Small Business
Development Finance).ONE
Salesid one Cleaner/Packer. Age
18 -25. Must be pleasant and
friendly and live on the ECD. Call
Must be decent and ambitious.
Persons from country and interior
locations can apply. Furnished
private flat, excellent salary and
conditions and annual leave
proided. Two part-time Maids from
East Coast to work in Atlantic Gardens.
Contact Mrs. Khan, RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road, Bourda.
ONE live-in Maid- (17-40 yrsold).
Experience good, but not necessary.
Training will be provided.at
with 3 subjects CXC/GCE
including English. Good
Presentation and Computer Skill.
experience in a similar capacity
is an advantage. EXPERIENCED
DELIVERY VAN. Apply in person
with written application to:-
MILL).___ __
EXPERIENCED curry cooks,
counter servers. Apply in person
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
commerce St., G/town. 9-11 am
LABOURERS to work Regency
Suites, 98 Hadfield S reet
Werk-en Rust or call 226-0550/
oART-TIME Help to wash and
clean. No cooking. r n" livina
between Grove and Garden-of-
Eden, EBD. Contact Shiv -225-

ONE Night shift Cleaner. one aay
shift Hanayman (boy), one night shift
able-bodied Security. Visit the
Tennessee Entertainment Centre.
Tel. 226-6527. 623-7242.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
PUMP Attendants, 5 Salesgirl, 4
Handyboys, 6 Lou'.;l: -lerk
Cashiers, 2 Wash Bay men. Apply
@ Texaco, Vlissengen Road with
written application.

One (1) Female Office Assistant -
Must have knowledge of Payroll,
NIS, Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
ages of 25 and 30 years old. Must
have knowledge of Maths &
English and at least two (2) years
working experience. Aply in
person with a written application
and two (2) references to: Len's,
136 Sheriff& Fourth Sts., C/ville.
Tel: 227-2486.
RORAIMA Trust & Investment
Inc. requires skilled workers
and general labourers for
immediate employment. Sub-
contractors are also required for
- Formwork, columns & beams,
steelwork, concrete casting,
block laying, plastering,
electrical, plumbing, timber
stairs, roofing. Sub-
contractors and skilled
workers must have own tools.
Apply at Roraima Trust &
Investment Inc. Plantation
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara. Phone 264-
2946. Fax: 264-2949.
ONE live-in Maid (17 40 yrs
old). Experience good, but not
necessary. Training will be provided.
Must be decent and ambitious.
Persons from country and interior
locations can apply. Furnished
private flat, excellent salary and
conditions and annual leave
provided. Two part-time Maids
from East Coast to work In
Atlantic Gardens. Contact Mrs.
Khan, RK's Security Services.
125 Regent Road, Bourda.

Watch your








Tel: 226-

3243-9 or



Blairmont through to

Pallonji Twenty2O final

... beat GCC by five wickets

By Vemen Walter

INSPIRED by a fantastic all-
round performance from skip-
per Karamdat Bissondial,
Blairmont Community Cen-
tre trounced the much-touted
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) by five wickets, to
book their place in the final
of the inaugural Shapoorji
Pallonji national Twenty20
first division cricket competi-
In an exciting semi-final
showdown, contested yester-
day at the Blairmont Commu-
nity Centre ground, man-of-the-
match Bissondial grabbed two
for 22 from three overs, to help
restrict the Bourda boys to 138
for eight at the expiration of
their allotment of 20 overs, then
slammed five fours and a six in
a delightful 55 from 46 balls, as
Blairmont reached 141 for five,
hitting the jackpot with four de-
liveries to spare.
The West Berbicians have
now assured themselves of at
least $500 000 and will await
the winner of today's second
countrywide semifinal between
Young Warriors and Central
Essequibo, fixed for the Rose
Hall Community Centre ground
in Canje, to know who their op-
ponents will be in next
Sunday's final, set for Bourda.
The winner will take home a
whopping $1 000 000.
Needing to score at a
challenging 6.95 runs per
over, Blairmont set about the
task admirably, with the 27-
year-old Bissondial and his
opening partner Jailall

Everest only

Guyanese team

in male semis

DEFENDING champions
Everest Hikers is Guyana's
only male team in the semi-
finals of the Diamond Min-
eral Water-sponsored Inter-
national Hockey Festival.
Guyana's other teams: GCC,
Old Forts and Western Drag-
ons all failed to make the cut
at the Cliff Anderson Sports
In the ladies' competition,
no Guyanese team will play in
the final, but either GCC or
Everesi C3,!; h2!!]e for the third
place trophy.
Everest ladies, up to press
line, ;'C.C winless, but they
were scheduled to go up against
Raiders. The teams that are defi-
nitely in are Ventures (6 pts),
Malvern (6 pts) and Raiders (6
The male division is less
complicated. Everest and
Malvern Ia;'" nhth won three
games and are on nine points

They were set to play each
other late last night to decide a
group 'A' winner. In the 'B'
group, Notre Dame and Toronto
are both on six points and were
also set to play last night to dic-
tate a group winner. The win-
ner of group 'A' will play group
'B' runner-up while group 'A'
runner-up will be group 'B'
winner. -
The Veterans competition
(until press time) was opened
with Malvern, Fatima and Old
Old Fort battling for the top
two pIn..
Yesterday, Raiders ti-
male team defeated Ven-
!"irt-s 7-2. while GCC male
team recorded then i'.)
victory (3-2) over Brook-
lyn All-Stars.
The female GCC team
went down to Malvern (5-2)
and Raiders (2-1). The semi-
finals will be played midday
tnday with the finals set for
tonight. (tS-'o1 Deo)

Heeralall, posting 55 for the
first wicket within the first
eight overs.
The burly Heeralall, as he
did in the previous match
against North Essequibo a week
ago, when he notched up an un-
beaten half-century, was severe
on the fast bowlers, playing
several cracking shots, including
a savage pull off Reon King that
sailed over midwicket for six, in
the former Test bowler's second
over and the third of the innings.
After Heeralall was bowled
by leg-spinner Ricardo
Jadunauth, dabbing at a delivery
that hurried on to him (28 with
four fours and a six), Bissondial
again found a useful partner in
Heeralall Brigdelall 29 not out,
in rattling up another 48 for the
third wicket in six overs, carry-
ing the score to 106 for three in
the 15th over, having teamed up
at 58 for two in the 9th over,
when Vejai Heeralall, 1, was
trapped in front of his stumps
!by off-spinner Ravi Sarwan.
Capitalising fully on a
pretty ordinary showing from
the GCC bowlers, Bissondial
arrived at his fifty from 42 de-
liveries, with a simple push off
leg-spinner Leon Johnson to
cover for a single, much to the
delight of the large crowd that
included senior officials of the
Guyana Cricket Board and rep-
resentatives of the sponsors
Shapoorji Pallonji, before being
Nedesh Basdeo 12 and
Horris McDonald, duck, were
the other batsmen dismissed
before Bisnarine Basdeo,
with two runs needed, clob-
bered the second delivery of
the last over, bowled by me-
dium pacer Paul Bevaun,
wide of mid-wicket for four,

to ignite wild celebration.
King, Bevaun, Jadunauth
and Sarwan, finished with a
wicket each for GCC.
Jadunauth 33 from 31 balls,
decorated with five blistering
fours, Azeemul Haniff 24 from
16 deliveries (two fours and a
six) and a 15-ball 23 from
Bevaun earlier were the main

contributors in GCC's effort
with the bat, after they were
asked to take first strike, on a
slow track, in scorching heat.
Jadunauth and Johnson 17,
featured in a 49-run second-
wicket stand that lasted eight
overs, to lay a solid foundation
for a more-fonridableGCCto-
tal, but once they parted com-
pany in the 9th over, with the
total on 62, wickets tumbled
regularly, with most of the bats-
men paying the price for poor
shot selection.
Leg-spinner Chrisindat
Bissondial was the pick of the
Blairmont bowlers, capturing
three for 29 from four overs and
was ably assisted by his brother
GCC were presented
with a cheque valued $200 000
for their effort in the tourna-
ment, at the conclusion of the

(From page 30)
some sort of momentum in the batting.
Coach David Williams during the lunch interval told Chronicle
Sport that he was very confident that his boys would put a fight
against the bowlers and tidy up the scoreboard with some quick
"We are mentally prepared to take up the challenge and I
was very confident last night that a different scenario will pre-
vail this morning and subsequently the guys did it and piled
up a competitive first innings total," the Trinidadian Williams
Kelly and Sammy continued to drain the enthusiasm from the
Sri Lanka 'A' team bowlers with the former, in particular, batting
well hitting three fours and two sixes in his 86-ball 37. He occu-
pied the crease for 116 minutes and was there when his team's 200
materialized in the 74th over.
St Lucian Sammy, who has so far featured in three One-
day Internationals for West Indies, took full control on the sec-
ond morning to reach his half-century by turning his 69th de-
livery from left-arm orthodox spinner Sajeewa Weerakoon to
square leg 'u; ""o-kowledging the applause from his team-
Sammy eventually fell for a well-constructed 80 after nipping a
..... ii on catch to wicketkeeper Kanshal Silva off pacer Nuwan
Kulaekera. who snar sI.-77 from 28 overs while lcft-arm pacer
K u l a s c k c ra. w h o s n aru'c t s ix o r .. .
Gayan Wijekoon supported with two for 39 from Bla.- In ... er
and there was one wicket each for Ruchira Perera and medium pacer
Kaushal Lokuarachchi.
Rampaul (2) and Andre Richardson (8) did not add anything
significant on the board but their resistance at the end played an
excellent role in assisting Sammy lo build a modest total for the
West Indies reserves. .. ...
Today is the penultimate day adn c t'

SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006

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India send


selector to



opening loss
(Reuters) The Indian
cricket board asked chief
selector Dilip Vengsarkar
yesterday to travel to
South Africa amid
stinging criticism
following the team's bad
start to the tour.
South Africa crushed
India by 157 runs in the
second one-day
international on Wednesday
after skittling them for 91 on
a bouncy Durban pitch to
extend the tourists poor
batting in the last few
"Vengsarkar will join
the team before the Test
series," the board's chief
administrative officer,
Ratnakar Shetty, told
Shetty said there was
no reason to panic due to
the loss, which has renewed
attacks on coach Greg
Chappell by sections of the
Indian media.
'There is panic only in
the media and public," he
said. "We are a democracy
and anybody can talk
India reeled off a string
of one-day victories until
mid-2006 under Chappell,
who was praised for
ushering in changes and
backing youngsters.
However, the team has
struggled since they were
-upset-4-1 in West Indies in
May. They also failed to
reach the semi-finals of the
recent ICC Champions
Trophy at home after faring
poorly in a preceding tri-
series in Malaysia.
South Africa lead the
five-match one-day series
1-0 with the third game
to be played in Cape
Town today.The three-
Test series starts at the
Wanderers in
Johannesburg on
December 15.


Te: 2 -3

From back page
when they are pressured and
closely marked, and more of-
ten than not resort to rough
tactics. Also their usual short
passes could be hampered by
the inclement weather cur-
rently prevailing.
The home side should
retain the same starting line-
up for the 15:00 h
appointment, although there
are some niggling injuries
which have been expertly
attended to by the team's
physiotherapists Paula
Alexander and Trinbagonian
Dave Isaac.
Randolph Jerome and Nigel
Codrington should spearhead the
attack again with the midfield
quadroon of Shawn Bishop.
Kayode McKinnon, Gregory
Richardson and Shawn Beveney.
The captain and 'Field Marshal

General' Charles Pollard, along
with Howard Lowe, Leslie
Holligan and Walter Moore, will
form the rock-solid defence to
be complemented by Richard
Reynolds in goal.
On the opposite half of
the pitch the French
custodian Marvis Fausta and
his back line of captain Alain
Vertot, Marving Onesta,
Constant Theresine and
Frederic Phaan will be
severely tested by the goal-
hungry Guy-Stars.
The Mocka brothers,
Dominique and Eric, together
with the physically-inclined
Cedric Vanoukia are expected to
form the midfield, while up front
a lot will depend on Gerald
Gavarin, Xavier Bematol and
former French International
Joycelyn Angloma who came
on as a substitute to open the
scoring in the 3-0 win against the

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who departed this
earthly life on 90-11-20.
Dad, 16 years have
passed, yet it only
seemed like yesterday
Your memory will forever
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Reminding us of your
warmth, kindness and
caring love
You taught us self respect and
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We will cherish yourmemories
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Sadly missed by children,
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Dominican Republic.
The Spanish-speaking
Dominicans will have to
improve a lot on their first
outing when they confront
Antigua and Barbuda in
today's first game set for
13:00 h. Both sides were
brushed aside easily on
Friday with goalkeeper
Miguel Lloyd of the-
Dominican Republic
outshining all efforts.
The Antiguans for their
physical-natured game
should get past their
opponents who seem to be
the weakest of the four

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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006


France end Pumas jinx;

Wallabies, Springboks win

By Rex Gowar

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- France overcame Argentina
for the first time since 1999,
winning 27-26 in Paris, but
yesterday otherwise belonged
to the touring southern hemi-
sphere sides.
England .vent down 25-14
to South Africa. their third de-
feat in four November tests, and
they were booed off their
Twickenhan pitch although de-
fiant. beleaguered coach Andy
Robinson said he w\ would soldier
Australia beat Scotland 44-
15 at MIurrayfield for a 2-I tally
on tour. \\wile World Cup
favourites Ne\ Zealanld were
play ing Wales in Cardiff later on
the final weekend of the No-
vember test window.
Italy. having lost narrowly
to Australia and Argentina.
beat Canada 41-6 and Ire-
land, after wins over the
Wallabies and Springboks.
face the Pacific Islanders in
Dublin today.
France. who had lost their
previous four games against Ar-
gentina. scored three tries in-
cluding two by speedy winger
Christophe Dominici and 12
points from the boot of
scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili.
But the French. after some
dominant play and glimpses of
their trademark flair had seen
them take a 27-9 lead with 30
minutes to go, allowed the Pu-
mas to hit back.
Argentina, who recorded
their first win over England at
Twickenham two weeks ago be-
fore overcoming Italy last week-
end, scored two second-half

By Waheed Khan

KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) President of the
International Olympic Com-
mittee (IOC) Jacques Rogge
said he did not see cricket be-
ing included in the Olympic
~. ---

Games in the near future.
On his firsl visit i Paki-
sltan, Rogge toldl reicprlers in
l.ilore thinl although icrckel was
a ip iilar sp Irli he didl nol ,st ('

pic haiiliv.

tries through number eight
Gonzalo Longo and fullback
Juan Martin Hernande/.

"Neither has the Interna-
tional Cricket Council ap-
proached the IOC for consider-
ation," he said.
Rogge, however, said that
the issue of squash being in-
cluded in the Summer Games
would be discussed in 2009
when the host city for the 2016
Olympiad is decided.
Rogge is on a maiden visit
to Pakistan and the national
Olympic council is hoping it
will lead to more financial
and technical assistance for
sports in the country.
He also highlighted the
IOC's zero-toleralnce ofl alhleels
using drugs.
T'wo of I'Pakistlan's Iladinii
boxers, Mehruliflh Laisi mand
Faisal Karin,. were banned this
week lor testing positive after
a dope test a; the Soulh \Aiiin
Gailnes held illn C'loIlibo in A\I-
'akistalni criikclees, ShItlbll
Akhhlanr ind ,Molhainiuad A\silt
have also been lannll'dl ;dlThr ih,
. inU !'iipojlilke'..l
ollns, I'iophi I i 1 Inldwi

beat them soundly but iln those
last 20 tminiluts \ e nearly died
from anguish." said F-rance nanl-

"The IOC has a strong
policy to curb the use of banned
substances by athletes," he said.
"It is necessary for
healthy and fair play to dis-
courage the use of drugs and
banned substances for which
IOC will take every step,"
Rogge added.
The IOC chief also visited
Islamabad and met President
Pervez Musharraf and Prilme
Minister Shaukat Aziz.
"His visit is a big boost for
Pakistan sports as he has got an
opportunity to see for himself
ihe sports culture lhat exists in
C Iever pair'l o l o society L
Kl' l:lii al K lian. l si 'niir o ifi'i cilt I of
ll' 'P;kisl;imn ()I % lCpi.c A\ SLcci
l ion '";tll \ 'st'iil it ;
lTh'l; .' I li l c ( l I' l or
spo 's ill 'u iIli *I 1 ,ln l \\ .
ilare i 'opinl to -,'I Ii iore li i n I
Cial nl el'clihnm ssislA
o10 l' ll pllom ot I ''' l 0lt sp t,
imi]) ll l t I I i ll ll.
Khalln sld.
Ro;ige said iihat he had
. I 'ein ihp; I C' by ithe
t.i' tii(i a s5) rt in nihl' iur .t

Pretorius put over a
Twl\ickenhiam intl Crneational record
tour drop goals in the Spring-
boks' first wiin against England
in eight meetings. a result that
will have critics seeking
Robinson's head.
"'The players pul in 100
percent today and lhal's some-
thing I think e vcrone's got Ito
look at." Robiinson said defen-
IHe said Elngland hald hlad
ifour lought glamnes ianil "llthe guL\s
have coie thlrougli \\s ith credit
... ob\ iously we're disap-
"We co ICd.d I\\ 11) tlln\

penalties .... (The team) is a
work in progress." he added.
Asked if he expected to be
given the time needed to build
his side. he added: "Currently.
South Africa's coach .lake
White has also been under a
lot of pressure o\er poor re-
sults this year. Yesterday's
win was the Springboks' first
in seven away tests.
After the win. he received
lthe support of his players with
captain John Sini saying: "'We
as players certainly know what
he's done lfr us since the days
of 2003 anld the \\aI he has

brought us (through) to now.
"We certainly were playing
today for Jake."
Pretorius had a tally of 20
to add to prop CJ Van der
Linde's try. Wing Mark Cueto
scored England's try and flyhalf
Andy Goode put over three
penalties. Australia won the
Murrayfield try count five-two.
with two by winger Mark
Gerrard. and centre Stirling
Mortlock kicked 19 points.
Italy wing Marko
Stanojevic also had two tries
in the match in
Fontanafredda. north of

Boozer flowing as Jazz beat

Lakers to extend win streak

.-. m .
South Africa produced some solid defence to keep
England at bay. (BBC Sport)

A one-point win finishing
on the back foot was not ex-
actly what the French wanted
against the team they face in
the inaugural match of the
World Cup they are staging
in 10 months' time.
"We played a good match
for an hour and were hoping to

ager Jo Maso.
"Our balance sheet is ex-
tremely positive," Argentina
coach Marcelo Loffreda said.
"We have enhanced our pedi-

Springboks flyhalf Andre

NEW YORK. NY (Reuters) -
Carlos Boozer. Mehmet
Okur and Deron Williams
contributed double-doubles
as the red-hot Utah .lazz beat
the Los Angeles Lakers t14-
108 in Salt Lake City, ex-
tending their win streak to
eight games on Friday.
Boo/er outshone Lakers
All-Star Kobe B aiinl. pouring
in 31 points and pulling down
16 rebounds as the Jazz contin-
ued their best start to a season
in franchise history by improv-
ing their record to 12-1.
Okur added 18 points and
12 rebounds and Deron Will-
iams chipped in with 15 points
and 10 assists as the Jazz re-
ceived double-digit efforts from
six players.
Capping off an all-around
good night, Andrei Kirilenko
made his return to the Jazz

iaw r <


lineup after missing five
games with an ankle injury
and helped out with five
blocked shots, four points and
four assists.
The Lakers dynamic du o ofl
BIryanit and Li;ntiir OdoLm had
;Inolhcr producliC c ouling. scor-
ing 27 a;i d 2 (I poils ICspC'-
li\cl\h bul I \\ .,s [h i 'ilo toullh Io
kcicp I us .An i''les i ii l ab orb
ing llite I si I ,ss in l \Ci.' I i lles.
The .1,// hid looked
poised fo'r lheir fir t home
loss when Odomn hit a three-
poin-ter to lic fhc I.amie at
107-10f7 itlh j.11 o 'me a
miinute to play.
Bilt lI 1i 01 g 0ot no
closely. illi.m s hillin.' bl;ick
' fll si it ti s b' i o ii a1l'
1:1// 111 r tl .1

Dirk Nowitzki bagged 31
lxints and 10 rebounds as the Dal-
las Ma\encks held on to beat the
Spurs 95-92 in San Antonio. to
claim their eighth strighht win after
olening thie season \\itll four con-
secutive losses.
J.R. Smith had 31 points and
Carmelo Anthony added 30 as
the Niggcls \\on a 140-129
shootout over the Golden State

Warriors in Denver.
Allen Iverson made a daz-
zling return to the court af-
ter missing two games with a
bad tooth, scoring a season-
high 46 points and dishing
out 10 assists as the 76ers
rolled to a 123-108 win over
the Chicago Bulls, pulling
out of a four-game losing

Anelka double sinks Arsenal;

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Nicolas Anelka scored twice
against his old club to help
Bolton Wanderers beat Arse-
nal 3-1 to go third in the Pre-
mier League soccer yesterday.
The Frenchman struck in
each half after Abdoulaye Faye
had put Bolton in front.
Gilberto Silva was on target for
the Gunners, who have now
lost on their last three league vis-
its to the Reebok Stadium.
Steven Gerrard grabbed his
first league goal of the season to
give Liverpool a 1-0 victory
over Manchester City, firing
past keeper Nicky Weaver after
68 minutes to seal his team's
sixth home league win of the sea-
Aston Villa moved above
Arsenal into fourth spot after
a Gareth Barry penalty sal-
vaged a 1-1 draw at home to
Leaders Manchester United
take ou clhanpions Chelsea. who
trail Ihicnl by three points, ill the
\weekend's stanlldolt f'iXlure to-

beat City

West Ham United wel-
comed new Icelandic owner


Eggert Magnusson to Upton
Park before beating fellow
strugglers Sheffield United 1-
0 while Reading went sixth
with a 1-0 win at 10-man
Charlton Athletic stayed
bottom after coming from a
goal down to draw 1-1 with
Everton at the Valley.

Softball cricket competition

THE Young .!Guns Sports.Club of Enmore,'Ea'st'Co"ast
Demerara, is hosting a softball cricket competition, to.
day, at the Enmore-Hope West Sports Club ground, near
e p les
De L e n pe u '-ast
the Eninore ope West Primary School.
_C '6mp tj Y,

.For, er 1. c
TII Yo ng s I titio to-
m ro
stakeas'e''cash prizes, a ram (sheep) and trophies.
. P 6 n 86

b, 09. 4 h
Teams w6riting to'take part should register betbre 09:45 h
iind.the ;Qm etition is scheduled to get-under way al'-000 h,
eir4tsformation WntuctAnahd P"ud 6-'Ird--
e 56-36

IOC's Rogge sees no

inclusion for cricket

P ^s^~ V

SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006 29

Aussies show no mercy

By Julian Linden

BRISBANE, Australia
(Reuters) Australia built up
a massive 626-run lead over
England on the third day of
the first Ashes Test yesterday
after passing up the opportu-
nity of a quick kill in the se-
ries opener.
Australian captain Ricky
Ponting had the option of en-
forcing the follow-on after En-
gland crumbled to 157 all out in
reply to his team's first-innings
total of 602 for nine, but de-
cided for a slower, more punish-
ing approach.
Mindful that the second
Test in Adelaide starts in just
six days, Ponting decided to
give his own bowlers a rest
while sending England's weary
pacemen back into the field on
a hot and humid Brisbane day,
safe in the knowledge that his

unbroken stand of 113 be-
tween Langer and Ponting
left Australia poised to make
an early declaration today.
England's first innings came
to an abrupt end before tea af-
ter Glenn McGrath, playing his
first Test in almost 11 months,
demolished their batting line-up
with 6-50.

The 36-year-old silenced
the critics who claimed he was
too old to make a comeback by
removing dangerman Kevin
Pietersen before lunch then pol-
ishing off the tail in the middle
session as the tourists lost their
last seven wickets for 79.
Ian Bell top-scored for En-
gland with 50 but the only other
player to make at least 20 was
left-arm spinner Ashley Giles,
who made 24 before he was last
man out.

lan Bell shows the Australian crowd that he's learnt a
thing or two since struggling in the 2005 series. (BBC

team has a huge lead and two
days to bowl the visitors out.
Pointing's decision also
allowed his top-order bats-
men to get in some extra time
in the middle and reinforce
their dominance over En-
gland, who have made a dis-
appointing start in their bid
to retain the Ashes they won
in 2005.
When stumps were drawn,
Australia were cruising along at
181 for one in their second in-
nings with opener Justin Langer
unbeaten on 88 and Ponting not
out 51 after becoming just the
ninth player to pass 9 000 Test
England did pick up the
wicket of Matthew Hayden
for 37 with the total on 68
when he was run-out from a
brilliant outfield thrown
from James Anderson but an

AUSTRALIA first innings 602-9 de-
England first innings (o/n 53-3)
A.Strauss c Hussey b McGrath 12
A.Cook c Warne b McGrath 11
I.Bell c Ponting b Clark 50
P.Collingwood c Gilchrist
b Clark 5
K.Pietersen Ibw b McGrath 16
A.Flintoff c Gilchrist b Lee 0
G.Jones Ibw b McGrath 19
A.Giles c Hayden b McGrath 24
M.Hoggard c Gilchrist b Clark 0
S.Harmison c Gilchrist
b McGrath 0
J.Anderson not out 2
Extras: (b-2, lb-8, w-2, nb-6) 18

McGrath triggered the
collapse when he trapped
Pietersen lbw for 16 when the
batsman failed to offer a shot
to a ball that pitched outside
off stump and darted back in.
England's troubles deep-
ened in the next over when Brett
Lee dismissed England captain
Andrew Flintoff for a duck,
caught behind by Adam
Gilchrist, though television re-
plays suggested Lee may have
overstepped the mark and a no-
ball should have been called.
Bell and wicketkeeper
Geraint Jones put on 47 for
the sixth wicket to stall the
Australian bowlers but the
.end came quickly once Jones
fell lbw to McGrath for 19
soon after lunch.
Bell batted almost four
hours to reach his half-century
but England's resistance ended

Total: (all out, 61.1 overs) 157
Fall: 1-28, 2-28,3-42,4-78,5-79,6-126,
Bowling: Lee 15-3-51-1 (nb-5, w-2),
McGrath 23.1-8-50-6 (nb-1), Clark 14-
5-21-3, Warne 9-0-25-0.
AUSTRALIA second innings
J.Langer not out 88
M.Hayden run-out 37
R.Ponting not out 51
Extras: (lb-4, nb-10 5
Total: (for one wicket, 40 overs)181
Fall of wickets: 1-68.
Bowling: Hoggard 8-1-31-0, Ander-
son 9-1-54-0, Flintoff 5-2-11-0,
Harmison 10-1-45-0, Giles 5-0-22-0,
Pletersen 3-0-14-0.

when he edged Stuart Clark to
Pointing at slip.
Matthew Hoggard and
Steve Harmison both made
ducks before Giles gifted
McGrath his sixth scalp when
he skied a catch to Hayden. "To
walk off with six wickets I'm

obviously delighted with the
way it's gone," McGrath said in
a televised interview.
"Now we can have a bit of
a rest and wait for the cracks
to widen and have another go
at them. Things are looking
very good for us."




McGrath registers

29th five-wicket

haul in Tests
BRISBANE, (Reuters) Factbox on Australian bowler
Glenn McGrath after he took 6-50 against England in the
first Ashes Test yesterday:
Born: February 9 1970 Right-arm fast-medium bowler.
Teams: New South Wales. Australia Tests: 120*. 639 runs, 548
wickets. Debut: v New Zealand, Perth, 1993. Highest score:
61. Best bowling: 8-24. One-day internationals: 230, 342 wick-
The spearhead of Australia's bowling attack, for over a de-
cade, and the most prolific fast bowler in Test cricket history.
Third in the all-time list of wicket-takers, behind spinners
Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.
Specialises in unerring accuracy around off-stump and
good bounce. Nicknamed 'Pigeon' because of his thin legs
but has been troubled by injuries in recent years.
Took 8-38 in the second Test at Lord's on his first Ashes
tour in England in 1997
Was named Wisden Cricketer-of-the-Year in 1998 and
won the Allan Border Medal as Australia's best player for
Took a Test hat-trick against the West Indies in Perth
in 2000.
Took 7-15 against Namibia at the 2003 World Cup when
Australia won the tournament.
Injured his ankle in 2004 but returned with a five-wicket
haul against Sri Lanka at Darwin that year.
Three months later, at Nagpur, he became the first fast
bowler to play 100 matches for Australia.
Made a career-best 61 with the bat v New Zealand at
Brisbane in 2004.
Later that year lie took 8-24 v Pakista-i in Perth. the sec-
ond-best figures by an Australian.
Captured his 500th Test wicket when he dismissed
Marcus Trescothick in the first Ashes Test at Lord's in
Was named man-of-the-mnatch after steering Australia
to victory but stepped on a ball on the morning of the
second 'lest and missed the match. Australia lost the se-
ries 2-1.
Took a 10-nmonth break from international cricket in
2000 Ito care for his wife Jane alter she was diagnosed with
Following her recovery., made his comeback to one-day
international cricket in October and helped Australia win
the Champions Trophy for the firisl time a nionih later.
Returned to Test cricket in the first Ashes match in
Brisbane in November 2006, taking 6-50., to register his
29th five-wicket haul in Tests.

Sports View by Neil Kumar

BRIAN Charles Lara and the
present West Indies tour
Management must not be al-
lowed to remain silent on the
shocking and humiliating
dropping of Guyanese and
West Indian star batsman
Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Down with insularity and
discrimination in West Indies
Cricket! Up with Justice!
What goes for one goes for
all! There could be no justifica-
tion for a decision that is humili-
ating and frustrating. Sarwan's
brutal removal from the West
Indies Cricket team is an insult
to his millions of fans around
the world, and particularly the
Caribbean people.
What a foolish statement
was made by Lara after West
Indies were humiliated in the
ICC finals against Australia a
mere two weeks ago. He in-
sulted the entire Caribbean when
he said that the team suffered
from 'Stage Fright'. Who is Lara
to talk about anybody's atti-
tude? How absurd for Lara to
say that Sarwan can "reflect and
come back strong".
Ridley Jacobs the former
West Indies Vice-captain and
competent wicketkeeper-
batsman spoke ill of Lara im-
mediately after he stopped
playing in Test cricket.
Riche Richardson, Courtney
Walsh, Jimmy Adams, Cari Hooper
and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are all
former West Indies captains who
should come together and write one
of Cricket's best-sellers about
'Brian Lara'. Several West Indies
Cricket coaches and managers,
among them Clive Lloyd and
Rohan Kanhai, should also write
about the reasons why West Indies
cricket is at its lowest under Lara's
captaincy, and the reason that the
team never appears to have any
unity when he is not the captain.
Team spirit and morale
are very low and the present
West Indies team seems not
to be motivated and to be
heading for further defeat.
Lara has certainly achieved
greatness in cricket. But Lara
was never allowed to captain
the Queen's Park Oval team. He
never led Trinidad and Tobago
to win any Regional louirnamient
as captain. Lara is an individual
who has certainly earned the
reputation and recognition as an
individualistic and controversial
cricketer. This year lie went to
Carnival and failed to represent
West Indies. Next year he will
want to play in the World Cup.
Lara is not bigger than the game

of cricket. Much more will be
written about West Indies
Cricket Administrators' insular-
ity and Brian Lara in the future.
The time is most oppor-
tune when the entire Carib-
bean must rally behind one
of the world's best One-day
International Cricketers,
Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Only recently, he was rated as
the world's number one batsman in
One-day cricket. This is a clear tes-
tamnent to his world class and abil-
ity. He. Sarwan. led his cotmuntry's
team to win the inaugural Allan
Stanford 20/20 tournament.
Guyana is also the defend-
ing One-day International
Cricket Champions of the Car-
ibbean. Sarwan's achievement to
his national team is much more
than Lara's.
Let us rally behind Sarwan
for the good of West Indies

Sarwan must be included in
the West Indies final eleven for
the next Test match.
Ramnaresh Sarwan was not
dropped for fitness, injury or
his commitment to West Indies
cricket. He was not dropped for
any bad behaviour or insubor-
dination. I challenge the manage-
ment of the West Indies team to
come out and give reasons for
the shocking removal of Sarwan
from the West Indies team.
The team was selected by the
Coach Bennett King and Laua and
there are efforts to keep King as
coach and Lant as captain for the
nexl T 'est totr to England.
This shocking omission is
clearly to demoralise Sarwan and
gel him to react. Sarwan has
kept and will keep his cool on
this issue, but West Indian fans
must demand that the Adiiiinis-
trators of West Indies cricket
give us an explanation.
And this reminds us that
the West Indies cricket ad-
ministrators are still to let us
know why Carl Hooper was
removed from the captaincy.

WICB administrators

must explain why

Sarwan was dropped

build ujo massive 626-run lead over tourists



for weary

30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006


(From Ravendra Madholall at
Guaracara Park in South
Trinidad, in association with
Mike's Pharmacy, Trophy
Stall and Institute of Busi-
ness Education)

SRI Lanka 'A' batsmen
staged a grand fightback to
reach 184 for four in reply to
West Indies 'A' 267 at the end
of an eventful second day's
play in the first unofficial
Test match at the Guaracara
Park in Trinidad and Tobago
Skipper Tilan Samaraweera
and Gayan Wijekoon were the
not-out batsmen on 33 and 24
respectively. They capitalised
effectively on a solid start laid
by their two opening batsmen
who posted 96 for the first
Left-handed Avishka
Gunawardene and Mahela
Udawatte took up the challenge

after West Indies 'A' team's in-
nings closed seven overs after
the lunch interval. The Sri
Lankans began their chase
enterprisingly by racing to their
first fifty in the 12th over with
Gunawardene hitting the ball in
all directions on the lightning
fast outfield.
He soon brought up his
50 from just 61 balls while
Udawatte was content to offer
support at the other end.
Despite the West Indies ANs
tidy fielding, their fast bowlers
were un-penctrative and con-
ceded boundaries on a regular
However, right-arm pacer
Darrcn Sammy instigated a mi-
nor collapse, having

WEST INDIES A' first innings (oln
D. Smith b Perera 21
S. Chattergoon c Mendis
b Kulasekera 00
W. Hinds c wkp. Silva
b Kulasekera 0
S. Joseph Ibw Kulasekera 6
R. Hinds c Samaraweera
b Kulasekera 5
N. Deonarine c Kulasekera
b Lokuarachchi 54
P Brown Ibw Kulasekera 33
D. Sammy c wkp. Silva
b Wijekoon 80
.K. Kelly c Weerakoon
b Lokuarachchi 37
R. Rampaul c wkp. Silva
b Kulasekera 2
A. Richardson not out 8
Extras: (b-2, Ib-5, w-2, nb-12) 21
Total: (all out, 96.2 overs) 267
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-14, 3-21, 4-29,

Gunawardene flashing at a wide
delivery and was taken by Ryan
Hinds at cover point for 53. He
faced 76 balls and occupied the
crease for 76 minutes hitting six
fours and a solitary six.
Udawatte became Sammy's
second victim bowled compre-
hensively for a 79-ball 39 which
contained six fours while Jeevan
Mendis (12) was caught by
skipper Sylvester Joseph at slip
for 12, and Jevan Mubarack (7)
also became Ryan Hinds' vic-
Samaraweeera, who has so
far batted for 115 minutes and
faced 84 balls for his unbeaten
33 with just one four, shared an
unbeaten 40-run sixth-wicket
stand with his other overnight
partner Wijekoon who batted
for 50 minutes.
Sammy has taken two for
24 from six overs while Bar-
badian left-arm orthodox spin-
ner Ryan Hinds snatched two
for 55 from 20 overs.
Earlier, West Indies 'A',
who resumed from their over-
night score of 130 for six, made
hay while the sun shone and
progressed nicely to 239 for
eight at lunch with Darren
Sammy on a fluent 60 and local
boy Ravi Rampaul on two.
Guyanese left-hander
Narsingh Deonarine who was
overnight on 40 added a further
14 runs to his innings before he
tried to punch left-arm pacer
Kaushal Lokuarachchi to back-
ward point and popped a simple
catch to Nuwan Kulasekera for
He also posted a vital sev-
enth-wicket stand with
Sammy that really frustrated
the visitors in the morning
Sri Lanka 'A' team failed to
reproduce the dominance they
had on the shortened first-day's
play being 130 for six from 56
Trinidad and Tobago's
hard-hitting batting all-
rounder Richard Kelly linked
up with the confident Sammy
and the two entertained the
small gathering with some
fine shots, and shared an-
other valuable 69-run eighth-
wicket stand, which lasted for
89 minutes to give the hosts

(Please turn to page 26)

Bowing: R. Perera 16-2-54-1 (nb-5)
N. Kulasekera 28-3-77-6 (nb-7, w-2),
G. Wijekoon 18.2-8-39-2, K.
Lokuarachchil6-6-41-1, S.
Weekakoon 13-1-34-0, J. Mubarak 5-
SRI LANKA 'A' first innings
A.Gunawardene c R. Hinds
b Sammy 53
M. Udawatte b Sammy 39
J. Mendis c Joseph b R. Hinds 12
T. Samaraweera not out 33
J. Mubarack c Sammy
bR. Hinds 7
G. Wijekoon not out 24
Extras:(ib-2, b-i,nb-13) L
Total: (for 4 wkts, off 53 overs) 184
Fall of wickets: 1- 96,2-103,3-132,4-
Bowling: A. Richardson 9-2-31-0
(nb-4), R. Rampaul 11-2-41-0 (nb-5),
R. Kelly 4-0-20-0, R. Hinds 20-3-55-2,
D. Sammy 6-1-24-2, N. Deonarine 3-


Practice pitches need

development for CWC

... Sub-committee formed to get them ready

By Faizool Deo

WHEN the ICC delegation
met at the World Cup sta-
dium on November 16, they
had a problem with the prac-
tice pitches and not the match
pitch at the Providence Sta-
This problem is not taken
lightly at the local level and al-
ready a sub-committee, with the
task of getting the pitches up to
scratch, has been formed.
This information was re-
layed to the media, on Friday
at the Local Organisation Com-
mittee (LOC) weekly press
briefing by the LOC chairman,
Minister of Culture, Youth and
Sport Dr Frank Anthony, and
chairman of the Sub-committee
dealing with Cricket Operations
Chetram Singh.
Singh acknowledged that
there is a lot of work to be

done on the practice pitches,
stating that they were of "ma-
jor concern for the LOC".
The new committee formed
consists of Singh, Major General
(retired) Norman McLean,
Clyde Duncan, Bish Panday and
Director of Sport Neil Kumar,
along with support from Walter
Willis and Karan Singh.
The services of agronomist
and former president of the
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC), Jeff Fraser, has been
sought to help get the work
done. The practice pitches at
Providence Stadium are not the
only concern but the practice
pitch at Everest as well.
According to Singh a bounce
test (the Clegg Hammer test) in-
dicated that Everest needs a lot
of work.
He said the test done on
Bourda proved satisfactory.
Providence Stadium match

pitch bounciness was com-
pared to that of the
Kensington Oval by the ICC
delegation. Singh quoted ICC
pitch consultant Andy
Atkinson as saying that he
(Atkinson) "does not foresee
any problems with the
pitch". The LOC Cricket
Operations head though is
looking to make the pitch
even bouncer.
Along with the practice
pitches, the other problem
that the ICC delegation had
was the looseness at the
Southern end of the Provi-
dence outfield.
As a result of this, the com-
pany that built the pitch and
outfield Terrafirma will be back
on Tuesday. Originally, the
company was scheduled to be
back from January to March to
make sure that everything runs
smoothly. But it is necessary

for them to return now, accord-
ing to Singh.
Singh said that the Carib

Beer regional first class cricket
match will be held on the ground
January 28-31.
The one-day test of the
pitch will come in two KFC
Cup one-day encounters on
February 2 and 10.

Increased funding from Bakewell for Topp XX

REIGNING Kashif & Shang-
hai champions, Topp XX, re-
ceived increased funding
from Bakewell to look for
their sixth title.
In a simple ceremony at the
company's North Road pre-
mises, yesterday, Bakewell

handed over the sponsorship,
pledging to give a bigger pack-
age to cover the whole of next
Marketing Manager
Maurice Robello told Chronicle
Sport that the company was not
only pleased with the perfor-

mance of the team on the field
of play, but with the discipline
of both the executives and play-
"That is what really
counts the discipline. We
follow them closely and we
are very pleased. Once that

SEVEN years' support: Bakewell's Roti Hut manager Sheik Mohamed presents the
sponsorship cheque to Topp XX secretary/treasurer Beverly McDonald. (Winston Oudkerk

happens, Bakewell continue
with Topp XX."
Robello disclosed that this
package was an increase on the
previous years and that the
company would sponsor the
team for the whole year, next
Club president Claude
Beckles told Chronicle Sport
that usually, the sponsorship
covered the club for the yearend
engagements, which was mainly
the Kashif & Shanghai champi-
onship, the funding taking care
of every aspect of playing -
gear and travelling.
Beckles said it was seven
years the company has sup-
ported the club and he wel-
comed the pledge for sponsor-
ship for the entire year, next
He said the arrangement
was initiated by the Kashif &
Shanghai Organisation.
The club is the only
one to Nwin the now popular
Kashif & Shanghai back-
to-back, with five titles to
date, winning their first in

$1.2 M in prize money for El Dorado

Boxing Day horse race meet

THE country's topI horses will
gallop on Boxing Day for
$1.2 million in prize money
at the El Dorado racing meet
at the Kennard's lMemorial
Turf Club, Bush Lot Farm,
This is the second year
Demerara Distillers Limited
(DDL) will he sponsoring the
o11 cl undI '' 1t' I t r:I(lo ) ;iI -
nor and the input will continue.
Trophy Stall will put up a
trophy for the Champion
Jockey in memory of the late
Neville Sunich, a former jockey.
There will also be incen-

lives for trainers, grooms and
Eight races are on the day's
programme, with the race for C-
Lower horses over nine fIurlongs
having the biggest purse of $130
000 for the winner.
There are races for tlhre-year-
olds over a mile and two-year-olds
Open over seven furlongs.
nlif i"'i ,'! e on Iridi n DC
member 15 with the secretary at
the club's Bush Lot Farm office.
Owners can also enter
their horse through
Inshanally Habibula at Rising
Sun (tel~ hone 624-9213),

Michael Simms (220-5963 or
611-8344) or Justice Kennard
at the Police Complaints Au-

thority (Land Court Build-
ing), 39 Brickdam (226-1399.
225-4818 or 623-7609).

Grasstrack meeting

next Sunday
GRASSTRACK lovers will have to wait until next Sun-
day for the r-nini:ng-off of thll their' tagie !of Banks Beer
National Grasstrack Series.
The third stage was scheduled to he held yesterday at the
Ogle Community Centre ground.
However, heavy rain yesterday morning forced
organizers to reschedule the event. The third stage will
now be held on Sunday and will begin at 10:00 h.

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Guyana and Guadeloupe

out to keep perfect record

BATTLE FOR POSSESSION! Guyana's midfielder Kayc
McKinnon (ight) and Antigua's forward Gayson Gregor
a tussle for the ball in last Friday's match where Guya
won 6-0. (Winston Oudkerk photos)

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HOST Guyana and the
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Guadeloupe meet today in
what could be termed the
most anticipated match-up
and one that could determine
who will top group 'H' of the
Digicel Caribbean Cup round
two competition being played
at the GCC ground.
Both sides scored impressive
wins in their opening games on
Friday to maintain the enviable
record of being the only teams
not to give up a goal in this
year's tournament. Today, if
they are to maintain that proud
defensive run it means fans are
in for a goal-less draw, but from
,b what was displayed on Friday,
*" along with their first round
qualifying results, this game is
assured of goals.
Guyana's 'Guy-Stars' have
been enjoying a goal-feast so far
in the competition with 17 un-
answered goals from their four
outings while their French coun-
terparts have been on target nine
times from the same amount of
For those who were privi-
leged to witness the two
teams play last Friday and are
football-minded you would
agree that Guyana should get

past the Frenchmen who, no
doubt, have a rich football
Besides the home support
the 'Guy-Stars' will enjoy, their
confidence and controlled ag-
gression, while maintaining pos-
session, will be pivotal for them
to stretch their unbeaten run in

International football to four-
teen games. Add to this a col-
lective team spirit and self-mo-
tivated will to overcome any
opposition and you will agree
that Guadeloupe will have to
deliver something special this
afternoon to stop the 'Stars'
from securing a deserved place

in next year's finals.
While the French-speak-
ing opposition have demon-
strated good technical skills
and ball possession when
they are given the room, they
appear to run short of ideas

Please see page 27

HEAVY showers early yesterday morning left some parts of the GCC field under water
and forced the Local Organising Committee to pump the water out in order for the pitch
to be ready for play.


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GUYANA'S Technical Direc- it's a game we eagerly look for- another win tomorrow (today).
tor, Trinbagonian Jamal ward to. will book our place in next
Shabazz is expecting stiff op- It's not going to be easy. year's finals. We are prepared
position from Guadeloupe We have observed some weak- for any conditions, though we
this afternoon, but thinks his nesses in them and we will would have preferred a hard
team is ready for whatever the be exploiting them.' pitch."
Frenchmen have to offer. "It is going to be an evenly 'Again I make a special
Speaking to Chronicle Sport contested match because they have appeal to the general public
just before a light training ses- good ball movement and purpose to come out and support the
sion at the YMCA ground yes- in their play, but in the end we will team. This is an opportunity
terday, the TD declared," This prevail." Shabazz promised. for the people to come to-
is the most important game "The players are all excited gether and share in the suc-
since I have been in charge and and ready for the match since cess."



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with models, celebrities and
anyone who has their photos
in the papers they all get
airbrushed so what you see is
not reality!
2. Of course be pro-
active in looking good. But only
change what is healthy for you
to change; going over the top
with, for example, starvation di-
ets or extreme cosmetic surgery
is a sign you need to work at
being more comfortable with
whom you are.
3. Being actively
Kina to your body will help you
feel better about it. Indulging in
sensual activities such as dance,
massage and loving sex will
work wonders for your body
4. Remember that
after the first ten seconds, most
people won't judge you on the
way you look. If your person-
ality shines through, you will
make a good impression and
people will respond positively
to you.
5. If in any situation
you find yourself feeling bad
about the way you look, use
this quick strategy. Remember a
time when you felt really con-
fident in your appearance, then
take a deep breath and as you
let it out, let yourself feel good.
Then add in confident body
language to make yourself
seem confident even when
you're not.
1. Stand tall. A confident
posture is one with head held
high and shoulders back. Place
your feet about a foot's length
apart so that you're well bal-
anced. Keep eye contact with

the other person.
2. Look happy. A positive
expression will not only give the
impression of confidence and
make you feel better about your-
self, it will make you approach-
able, and make people want to
be with you.
3. Work to lose the ner-
vous habits that signal a lack of
confidence. Get a trusted friend
or colleague to tell you one thing
you do that makes you seem
nervous fidgeting with
jewellery, saying 'you know' all
the time. Then work to reduce
4. Be confident enough to
take up space. Don't shrink into
a corer, but allow yourself to
take centre stage with broad ges-
tures and a clear, definite voice
5. Make sure you are tak-
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talking equally along with oth-
ers. So in a twosome you should
be talking roughly 50 per cent
of the time, in a threesome
roughly 33 per cent and so on.
Finally, put the icing on the
cake by dressing confidently.
6. Don't hide inside your
clothes, choosing too-big sizes
because you hate your figure.
Dress gurus suggest that what-
ever size you are, outlining your
shape will make a more confi-

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dent and so more effective
7. Yes, black is the new
black. But brighter colours make
a statement that you are happy
to be noticed because you know
you look good.
8. In work situations,
wear whatever fits with the of-
fice culture (jeans, skirt, suit) so
you're accepted by your col-
leagues. But always dress
slightly above your level, with
the best clothes you can afford,
to make the statement that
you're worth it.
9. Have your own indi-
vidual take on styling so that
you're not slavishly following
fashion. Develop a signature el-
ement that marks you out -
wonderful earrings, a classy
scarf or a signature scent. If
choosing between a conserva-
tive look and a stunning one, re-
sist the temptation to play it
safe. Dress to turn heads and
you will which in itself will
boost your self-esteem.

Act confident
Once you've started to
build your self-esteem, you'll
find your increased confidence
affecting how you act in the rest
of your life. Here are more tips
to build on that particularly in
the workplace.


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1. People with low self-
esteem often put such high ex-
pectations on themselves that
they can never feel good. Get a
clear idea of what you can ex-
pect of yourself in the work-
place checking it out with
your manager and work to
2. Avoid colleagues who
sap your self-esteem, either by
putting you down or by build-
ing themselves up so much that
you feel inferior. Instead, mix
with ones who because they be-
lieve in themselves, are secure
enough to let you do the same.
3. It can be tempting to
think you have to handle every-
thing alone, and struggle on even
when you're not coping. But a
truly confident person admits
when they've reached their lim-
its and asks clearly for more re-
sources from colleagues and
4. Get a mentor or buddy,
someone a few steps above you
on the work ladder, who is posi-
tive and who can encourage you.
Meet regularly say once a
month to review your progress
and plan the next move.
5. You may feel that you
need to hide your successes -
that it's not good to brag. But
it's vital to acknowledge them to
yourself and let others realise
you're doing well. So be proud
of your victories and share

Making decisions -
particularly on big
issues such as job
change or project
management may tap
into your self-doubt, so
you spend all your time
wobbling about what to
do. Here's a useful five
part strategy.
1. First set a goal and
make it clear, positive and
yours. In particular, to begin
with, don't worry about what
other people want; go with your
own gut reaction.
2. Collect information.
Choose three people you re-
spect, and who respect you.
Don't ask them to make the de-
cision for you but do ask
'what do I need to know in or-
der to make a good decision
here'. Then let what you've
learned settle for a while.
3. Remind yourself of
your abilities. You may be
wary of making a decision
because you are scared you
won't cope. So make a list
- maybe with the support
of a colleague of the
strengths you have that
could help you action your
4. Remove blocks. If you
know that something is stop-
ping you actioning any deci-
sion you make, pinpoint
what. Then find ways round
the block by brainstorming
creative solutions.
5. Make the best decision
you can. Then sleep on it. If in
the morning you have doubts,
imagine deciding otherwise and
see how that feels. If in the
morning there seem to be no
major objections, then action
what you've decided and stick
with that.

Dealing with difficult
people at work or at
home can be a real
challenge to your self-
I. A difficult person is of-
ten difficult because they lack
self-esteem. Instead of being an-
gry or scared of them, look be-
hind the facade and imagine a
howling baby. That'll alter the
way you deal with them and
so shift the way they react to
2. A difficult person can
often make you feel in the
wrong. So when dealing with
one, remind yourself of your
strong points; if necessary keep
an actual list that you can read
through before and after any
tricky meetings.
3. Reward difficult people
for not being difficult. Smile,
congratulate or act upon any-
thing they do that is positive or
constructive. If they're 're-
warded' for being easy rather
than difficult, they'll learn
that's a.better way. ..
4. Bridge the gap be-
tween you and them. Ask
yourself what part of what
they want you could actually
give them then offer that, as
far as you possibly can.
They'll see you are willing to
deal, and so will be more will-
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I READ that tl
common topic
contacted abo
My wife and I
married nearly 15 ye
am not in the least c
about cheating. I kno
of us would ever have
I am very concern
that we aren't as
husband and wife as
be, or as I would like
Although we talk d
day, our conversa
superficial, and w
discuss goals, thou
feelings. At times we
like siblings or room
What do you s
help us become eac
"other half," as descri
of your articles?

own. If you went to Picasso and
asked him how to paint
Guernica and he told you -
do you think you could then go
paint it?
r Georges Perrier knows the
magic of his fare lies elsewhere.
It is the same with
For decades
professionals have taught
that relationships are a
matter of mastering a set
of skills. It's like learning
how to drive a car. Any two
he most people can have a great
you are relationship, if they've
out is mastered the skills.
But if the driver's education
have been model of relationships is true,
ears, and I then you could make anyone
concerned your best friend or spouse.
ow neither Many people get married
an affair, for no stronger reason than that
ned though one of them is male and the
close as other female. The divorce rate
we should proves that is not a good enough
us to be. reason to marry. You cannot
luring the manipulate or cheat genuine love
tions are into existence.
we rarely The starting point for you
ghts, and and your wife is to figure out
seem more how you got together. What
mates than caused the wedding, and what
are your feelings about one
suggest to another right now?
:h other's That's where you must
bed in one begin as you decide where to
go from here. Be absolutely
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JOSEPH ingredient cannot be added to
a finished dish.

JOSEPH. we recently heard
a story about Georges Perrier.
perhaps the most celebrated
French chef in America.
Perrier was asked why he
freely gives out recipes to his
dishes. He answered the
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I AM 57 years old, and at this late date in my life I have
fallen in love with a woman, 48.
She lives close to me, so we bump into each other all the
time. I think and dream about her constantly. The problem is
I simply cannot fathom her feelings toward me.
I have known her eight months, and there is no intimacy
on any level, although I am sure she knows I would like things
to be different. At the beginning of our relationship I stopped
calling and asking her out for that reason, but I remained friendly
and helpful.
She, on the other hand, calls me almost every weekend
wanting to do things like dinner at her house, movies, or things
she know s I like to do.
She is highly intelligent. well-read, and her interests paral-
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I sometimes think I am foolish and selfish, but this lack
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talked about this. We dance around issues and put them off
for another day
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is eat dinner and look out the windows. Something's amiss here.
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SEVERAL months ago, a man of
about 55 asked me whether
masturbation could result in bad
After recovering from my surprise, I told him that I
did not see an obvious connection, and asked him where
he came up with this idea. He said someone told him that.
I dismissed the issue as a joke until I recently read an
article by the great Jewish sage and rabbi Ramban of the
middle ages who wrote that excessive evacuation of sperm
causes one's strength to grow weak, one's eyesight to grow
dim and bad breath to appear.
Of course no research has been done to support the
premise although there are many factors scientifically
proven to cause bad breath.
But on an aspect which is more verifiable, how is your
breath? Not sure? Well don't be worried many studies
show that generally people are unable to judge their own
bad breath in an objective fashion. This is probably
because we all have certain preconceptions of how bad
our own breath smells. We are heavily influenced by our
mindset, regardless of how bad the smell actually is.
The reason for this lies in the fact that the oral
cavity, the source of our breath, is connected to our
nose by way of an opening which lies in the back of
our mouths in the region of our soft palate. Since
noses tend to filter out and ignore back ground others,
it tends to filter out our own bad breath too. This

means that it is quite possible for a person to have
bad breath and not be aware of it.
If our noses can't reliably help us judge the quality of
our own breath, how can we determine if we do have bad
breath? One solution is to ask the opinion of a spouse or
significant other.
In lieu of the availability of these individuals, you
might ask a friend or your dentist at your next
appointment. If you find this too personal a question to
ask an adult, don't overlook asking a child.
As we all know, sometimes the least inhibited and
the most honest responses come from children. Is
there the way a person can test their own breath?
There are ways to accurately smell your breath,
however you have to take a slightly indirect root.
Now do this experiment? It will check the odour
associated with the back of your tongue. (Your tongue
"posterior" aspect). Take a spoon, turn it upside down,
and use it to scrape the very back portion of your tongue.
( Don't be surprised you have an active gag reflex, while
the spoon is back there).
Take a look at the material that has been scrapped off.
usually it's a thick, whitish material. Now. take a whiff
of it. Not so bad? Pretty nasty? This smell, as opposed
to the sampling from the anterior portion of your tongue.
is probably the way your breath, smells to others.
Although there are over seventy reasons why one can
have bad breath, the most common cause is odour-
producing bacteria that grow in the mouth and thrive on

food particles.
The sulphur compounds released by these germs make
your breath smell. r portion of their tongue. More
accurately, most person's bad breath is caused by the
bacteria which live in this coating.
(The second most common fundamental cause of
bad breath is bacteria which live and accumulate
elsewhere in a person's mouth.)
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combat and prevent bad breath.


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er 2 2006

Magistrate who usurped function

of Rice Assessment Committee

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HE Full Court in 1971 found that a magis-
trate overstepped his bounds when he pro-
ceeded to hear and determine a rice ten-
ancy matter, which was the exclusive right of the
Rice Assessment Committee.
The Magistrate had awarded damages and costs to John
Nagreadie who alleged that he was a tenant of appellant Noor Abjal,
and had claimed damages for trespass
Abjal appealed the ruling.
The Full Court, which heard the appeal, was constituted by
Chief Justice Mr. H.B.S. Boilers and High Court Judges Mr. Akbar
Khan and Mr. Frank Vieira.
That Full Court held that it was a matter for the assessment
Committee to decide the question of tenancy of rice lands.
The facts of the case disclosed that the respondent,
SNagreadie, claimed to be a tenant of ten acres of rice land
rented from the appellant. He alleged acts of trespass against
the appellant in preventing him from reaping the rice crop
and said he was entitled to the protection of the Rice Farmers
(Security of Tenure) Ordinance.
The appellant denied the relationship of landlord and tenant
and averred that the magistrate had no jurisdiction to entertain the


Fi sBy George Barclay

claim, as that was a question, which fell within the exclusive juris-
diction of the Assessment Committee.
The appellant made the same submissions in the Full Court to
that made before the magistrate.

The Full Court held:
(i) it was for the Assessment Committee to decide the ques-
tion of tenancy of rice lands;
(ii) the magistrate had no jurisdiction to proceed to hear and
determine the matter;
(iii) the magistrate should have put the matter down sine die
pending an investigation by the Assessment Committee into the
question whether there was a valid tenancy existing between par-

At the hearing of the appeal, the appellant was represented by
Mr. J.O.F Haynes, S.C. and Mr. Doodnauth Singh, S.C., now At-
torney General. Mr. F L. Brotherson appeared for the respon-


The facts of the case disclosed that on
January 9, 1970, the respondent filed a
plaint in the Magistrate's Court of
S the Essequibo Judicial District in
which he alleged that he was a ten-
ant of the appellant in respect of
ten acres of rice lands situate at
Fredericksburg, Wakenaam, Rio
Essequibo and thus entitled to the
protection of the Rice Farmers (Se-
curity of Tenure) Ordinance, No
31 of 1956.
He averred that since No-
vember 14, 1969, the appellant
without any lawful authority,
committed several acts of tres-
pass by barring and barricading
his rice lands thus effectively
preventing him from reaping the
Please see page VII


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Page VII

MagiStrate who usurped...

Magistrate who usurpe. E

for the respondent to establish
satisfactorily the factum of ten-
ancy which under the Ordi-

1970 Spring crop which was nancecan only be done by an
estimated to yield 150 bags of Assessment Committee and this,
padi at $6.50 per bag = clearly, has not been done in
$975.00. In addition, he this matter.
claimed the sum of $10, Mr. Brotherson, in reply,
000.00 as prospective general submitted that the lands were
damages. undisputably rice lands and
In his defence, dated when the evidence is considered
January 27, 1970, the appel- then the only possible inference
lant expressly denied that he that the learned Magistrate
was at any time the landlord could have come to was that a
of the respondent and he yearly tenancy had been created
averred that the Magistrate in respect thereto.
had no jurisdiction to enter- After perusing the argu-
tain the claim. ments on both sides and the
Before the learned Magis- cases cited, the Chief Justice ex-
trate, Counsel for the appellant plained, "Having regard to the
submitted in liminc (1) that the provisions of the Ordinance and
plaint was bad in law and could the relevant authorities quoted,
not be entertained because this it is clear, we feel, that a Mag-
would mean that the Court istrate does have jurisdiction and
would be exercising a jurisdic- is, in fact, the proper forum to
tion under Section 51 (1) of the award damages for trespass in
Ordinance which, under section relation to rice lands even
11 thereof was within the exclu- though the amount claimed is in
sive jurisdiction of the Assess- excess of the statutory limit of
ment Committee set up under $250.00 videe section 51 (4) on
the said Ordinance and (2) the this aspect).
Court had no jurisdiction to "But it is equally clear that
hear and determine the matter, he can only do so where the fac-
Counsel cited Small v. Saul tum of tenancy has first been
and Saul (1965) 8 W.I.R. 351 in satisfactorily established before
support of his arguments. The the competent forum, viz: the
learned Magistrate overruled the Assessment Committee for the
submissions and proceeded to area in which the rice lands are
take evidence from the parties situated.
and their respective witnesses. "Clearly, this has not been
At the close of the case for done in this matter. Mr.
the appellant, his counsel Brotherson's submission that
reiterated that there was no having regard to the undisputed
proof, in the absence of fact that the lands are rice lands
documentary evidence such and that from the evidence itself
as a receipt, that any the learned Magistrate was
relationship of landlord and entitled to draw the inference
tenant existed between the that a yearly tenancy had been
parties and he requested the created in respect thereto, is
Court to decline jurisdiction surely, an untenable
in view of the unsatisfactory proposition", the President of
evidence of the respondent, the Court had said.
In reply, counsel for the re- He added, "As we see it,
spondent submitted that all ten- it is for the Assessment
ancies in relation to rice lands Committee to decide the
are re-statutory tenancies and question of tenancy of rice
that trespass had been estab- lands and, accordingly, in this
lished by the appellant and his matter, the learned
witnesses. Magistrate was clearly acting
On July 10, 1970, the Mag- outside the scope of his
istrate gave decision in favour of authority when he found as
the respondent and awarded stated by him in his
him damages, costs and Memorandum of reasons for
counsel's fee in the total sum of decision.
$1,218.50. "I found as a fact from the
Chief Justice Boilers who evidence that the defendant who
had delivered the judgment on denied being the plaintiffs land-
behalf of the Court had said lord at the trial, was in fact his
In the appeal before us, Mr. landlord and did have a transac-
Doodnauth Singh submitted ion with the plaintiff as alleged
that the Respondent's claim was by the letter which pointed to
based chiefly upon trespass' and and were related to his tenancy
upon that basis the learned of the rice lands in question".
Magistrate had no jurisdiction re allowing, the 'apea
,JQ"1juridicton LI'LL

Magistrate's order, the C.J. de-
clared, "What has really hap-
pened here is that the respon-
dent has based his claim on an
action for damages for trespass
based upon a contract of ten-
ancy and the learned Magistrate,
in such circumstances, had no
jurisdiction to proceed to hear
and determine the matter.
"What he should have
done was to have put the
matter down sine die pending
an investigation by the
Assessment Committee into
the question whether there
was a valid tenancy existing
between the parties". the
judgment disclosed.

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with the film adaptation, starring Audrey Hepburn as Rima.


by Petamber Persaud
In preceding weeks, through this column, we were privileged
to peek into the lives of sonic of the early novelists on the
landscape of Guyanese literature. This piece will attempt a
closer look at four early Guyanese novels, namely, Edward
Jenkins' LUTCHMEE and DILLOO, 1877, James Rodway's IN
1904. and A. R. F. Webber's THOSE THAT BE IN BONDAGE,
Each of those four books was written by men born outside
of Guyana: a large part of our early literature was written by non-
Guyanese for reasons already elucidated in this column.
However, two of those persons, Rodway and Webber, became
adopted sons of the soil, in fact; those two became mighty men of
Guyana. Strange but true only one of the four was born in Britain,

namely Rodway; Jenkins was
born in India, Hudson Argentina
and Webber Tobago.
Jenkins and Hudson gravi-
tated to Britain while Rodway
and Webber gravitated to British
Guiana. Of interest, too, Jenkins
and Rodway came to British J-
Guiana in 1870, Jenkins returned
to his adopted home while Rodway stayed making this country
his adopted home. All of those four men were born in the nine-
teenth century.
LUTCHMEE AND DILLOO, according to its blurb, 'begun in
India, Dilloo and Hunoomaun's rivalry over Dilloo's wife, Lutchmee,
is continued on a sugar estate in Guyana, where it leads to the plan-
ning of an armed rebellion among the indentured labourers and a
tragic denouement'.
That novel came out of the author's need to make a certain
research paper more accessible to grass root
readership. That paper was labelled. THE
monumental work that despite the inclusion of
two woodcuts and a groundbreaking literary
stile did not convince Jenkins that his message
got through to the lay reader.
That paper was the result of Jenkins'
visit to British Guiana 'to investigate the coolie
condition' acting on behalf of the Anti-Slavery
Society and the Aborigines Protection Society. That ac-
tion stemmed from the establishment of the Royal Commission of
Enquiry investigating the William Des Voeux's report which was a
complaint about the awful indenture system, a new system of sla-
very by another name.
IN GUIANA WILDS, A Study of Two Women, tells a tale
of romance and riches, another version of the El Dorado saga, a
story of a Glasgow clerk who comes to Georgetown, British Guiana
in search of employment. He finds love and fortune. The story goes
that he marries a half-Amerindian girl, a move that leads to Roraima
and the discovery of gold coins with the image of Queen Elizabeth.
Like LUTCHMEE and DILLOO, the story of Rodway's
novel began elsewhere then more to British Guiana. The
pattern is the same in GREEN MANSIONS that is set in

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different countries, moving from Venezuela through the
Amazon jungle to this country, and THOSE THAT BE IN
BONDAGE which moved among the landscapes of Tobago,
Trinidad and British Guiana.
IN GUIANA WILDS was the first novel to explore the
Amerindian subject as a main theme, a subject later quantum-
theorised by the prolific Wilson Harris.
GREEN MANSIONS is the story of man's flight from his
homeland and his romance with a spectre girl/creature called Rima
in the virgin jungle of South America.
In 1887, William Henry Hudson travelled to British Guiana
from London to take up an appointment in a public office. During
that stint, he was a daily visitor to a 'familiar' house in Main Street,
Georgetown, the residence of a 'Mr. Abel' whose full name was
Abel Guevez de Argensola.
Abel, poet and naturalist, was a fugitive from Venezuela who
refused to return home despite news of a windfall fortune awaiting
him in Caracas.
He stayed in Guyana, becoming a favourite of Georgetown
society, a man held in high esteem and 'even affection'. The two
men were attracted to each other chiefly because of a mutual 'love
of poetry' even though one was 'suckled' on the literature of Spain
and the other English Literature. There were other areas of interest
shared by the two men and they would 'tired the sun with talk-
ing'. It was during those bouts of talking. Hudson was gifted the
The novel, THOSE THAT BE IN BONDAGE, A Tale of
Indian Indentures and Sunlit Western Waters, was released in 1917.
the year that saw the official abolition of immigrant labour from
India to British Guiana. It describes the bittersweet experiences of
East Indians in the West Indies, exposing many of the attendant
ills of that slavery by another name.
All four novels examined the condition of life in British Guiana
during the late 19th century and early 20th century by writers of
diverse backgrounds with varied agendas. But they went further
like fiction is wont in offering other angles orr tedious histories.

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and children at a school in south
Mumbai where the film unit
was shooting.
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also to give the paparazzi the
"1 was so fascinated by the
chaos, the traffic, different rules
we have been having that I
wanted to get out on the road.
So I bought a helmet and was
able to ride around quite peace-
fully. Bike is about freedom, a
bike is about being by you...,"
he said.
Pitt said that he and Jolie
had a great time in Goa and
found the holy city of Varanasi
truly amazing.
"We had an amazing time in
Varanasi. I have never seen any-
thing like it: I have never seen a




country like this. I told my
friend... put this on your list;
you must come here... see this,"
he said.
The Hollywood star said
that he was impressed about the
sheer number of people living
together, living in harmony... the
colours of the cities, the smell
of the cities, their food and ar-
"Overall it's been an ex-
traordinary trip for us which
neither of us has ever been be-
fore. We loved Dipawali (the
Indian festival of lights Oct
21)," he said.
He also said he would
very much like to be here for

Holi, the other Indian festi-
val he had heard much about.
Before leaving he said one
souvenir that he is definitely
carrying with him is the Indian
kurta pajma (loose shirt and
pyjamas), which he liked very
In "A Mighty Heart", shot
in Pune and Mumbai for the
last one month, Jolie plays
the part of Mariane, wife of
Wall Street Journal reporter
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In December 2004, a terrible
tragedy took place. This was
when over 250,000 people in
a number of South Asian
countries in the Indian
Ocean lost their lives in the
tsunami disaster. There was
also tremendous personal, so-
cial and economic loss.
But out of that unprec-
edented natural disaster came
something good, argues Toronto
cardiologist Dr.Vivian Rambihar.
It stirred a world-wave of sym-
pathy and outpouring of finan-
cial and other support.
Guyana-born Dr.Rambihar
suggests this positive aspect
supports a theory he has long
advanced for social change -that
of chaos and complexity.
"The new science of chaos
and complexity, which provides
new meanings, models and meta-
phors for life, the universe and
everything else, includes novel
ideas for how and why things
happen. These have spontane-
ously emerged across diverse

disciplines as better explana-
tions and better methods to
achieve change in the complex
web of interconnections and in-
teractions we share," he told the
Sunday Chronicle in an inter-
"Our search for meaning
and purpose continues. But
like a global heart beating, wev
are awakened by the tsunami to
rethink our world and make last-
ing change. he added.
Perhaps more impor-
tantly, he maintains, out of
the chaos and complexity ap-
proach has come a better un-
derstanding of heart disease.
This extends to the complex
interactions leading to ethnic
differences in heart disease
patterns, as now widely re-
ported for South Asians
(people of Indian heritage),
large populations in Trinidad,
Guyana and Suriname,
people of African origin,
aboriginals and others.
The former Queen's College
student and Guyana Scholar
(Mathematics and Physics)

who emigrated to Canada in
1970 has written a book on the
subject. A previous book has a
foreword by the late Guyanese
President Dr.Cheddi Jagan com-
mending him for his ideas on

chaos and complexity.
Dr.Rambihar is the first
to apply this science to medi-
cine, health and society. It
was discovered by Ueda in Ja-
pan and Lorenz in the U.S. in

the 1970s.Excess heart dis-
ease among people of South
Asian descent has been re-
ported as early as 1959 from
Singapore, and indepen-
dently noted by Dr.Mohan
Ragbeer, former Dean of
Medicine at the University of
the West Indies. Research
now shows a similar pattern
of excess and early heart dis-
ease and diabetes wherever
South Asians have migrated.
Dr.Rambihar is the first in
North America to raise this
issue in 1990, introducing
this concept in lectures
widely, including in Barba-
dos, Jamaica, Trinidad and
even Martinique.
But is this anything new?
Surely, the old saying "Out of
something bad always comes
something good" reflects the
traditional attitude of people
over centuries .They took trag-
edies, natural and man-made,
and learnt from lessons to pre-
vent or minimize future calami-
Dr.Rambihar answers: "

"What has happened since the
1970s is that fractals, chaos and
complexity offer an explanation
for these observations, with
applications to everyday life.
This field started as mathemat-
ics and physics but has now ex-
tended across all disciplines. The
terms used can be confusing.
The ideas however are intuitive.
They simply reflect a new
thinking on how and why things
happen. The multiple interac-
tions make things complex, but
simplicity can arise from this
complexity and it is possible to
use it to create change for the
Dr.Rambihar has been a
cardiologist (specializing in
heart problems) in the
Toronto area for over 30
years. His patients include
significant number of all
ethnicities from the Carib-
bean and all over the world.
This experience led him to
observe ethnic differences

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there are "many traditional leadership theories". One may question
his blanket theory that "newer leadership and change practice tends
to include ideas consistent with chaos-complexity." What about the
dimension of social classes ? However, he advocates being proac-
tive rather than reactive, as a leadership strategy that anticipates
and expects the uncertainties, 'complexities and nonlinearities at
work in society, which have influenced history and will undoubt-
edly influence the future.
Dr.Rambihar feels that multiple approaches are needed to
solve complex world problems and thus we maybe are working in
different ways for the same thing. He concludes: "We need both

emotion and reason, which are contained fractally in each other, to
rethink and make a better. world. Our emotional response to the
tsunami led to unprecedented global support, while critical analy-
sis leads to new ways for aid delivery, reconstruction and sustained
development. An emotional response to the crying needs globally
combines with a rational and critical analysis to fashion a better
future for the world."
(Norman Faria is Guyana's Honorary Consul in Barba-
*dos. This is the third in a series of features coming out of his
recent visit to Toronto. Next: "The rights of Farm workers
and migrant labour").

From page X
that could not be easily seen elsewhere. Dr.Rambihar stresses
that there is now extensive documentation of ethnic differ-
ences in disease patterns. The Association of Black Cardiolo-
gists and other organizations have reported this for a long
time for people of African origin, for example, arising from a
combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Valuable information on risk factors, he explains, came out of
Framington, a white community in the U.S. That study did not
however reflect the experience of many ethnic populations, he said.
In some of them, risk is underestimated and others overestimated..
Dr.Peter Brindle and colleagues at Bristol University in the
UK propose new ethnic specific risk tables that are more valid, he
said. These show highest heart risks among people of Pakistani
and Bangladesh origin, high risk in people of Indian and African
origin but lowest among Chinese. There is variation and exceptions
and thus need however for individualization, he said. Editorials of
medical journals are increasingly reporting the need to consider
ethnicity among other factors when thinking of health and plan-
ning prevention and health services.
Regarding South Asians, Dr.Rambihar elaborates:
Current guidelines (in the medical profession) underestimate
risk and disease in all populations and are based on
population data without or with few South Asians included.
The diet of South Asians is often traditional and even if
vegetarian is often high in saturated fat, carbohydrates and
sugar leading to increase health risk. An enlarging waistline
seems accepted as inevitable for middle age, with difficulty
or reluctance in achieving enough exercise. Women tend to
avoid exercise, partly cultural and partly to avoid exercise
in the presence of men. Using a complexity approach for such
complex issues should help us to anticipate, and leverage
change now for better health for the individual and for all
communities at risk."
On a wider level, dealing for example with eradication of
poverty and economic underdevelopment, Dr.Ramibhar concedes.

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Awaken, 0 Sleeping Giant

By Neil Marks

Kaieteur National Park is but a paradox.
Here is a natural wonder of unparalleled distinction, one that
invites reverential awe, but attracts a mere 200 visitors or so per
month. Some of its teeming plant and animal life are rare and
endangered. Its beauties include the rare Guiana Cock-of-the-rock,
and the gold dart-poison, giant tank bromeliads and carnivorous
As for the falls, Kaieteur, its distinction lies in the unique
combination of great height and large volume.
It reflects a tumble of 741-feet in a single drop, rushing 45, 000
gallons of Potaro's black water off the escarpment down to a
magnificent gorge, making it one of the most powerful waterfalls in
the world, rivaling even the Jog falls of India's Karnataka state during
the monsoon season.
In the western hemisphere, Kaieteur Falls is second in height
only to Angel Falls, Venezuela (3012 feet), and is five times the height
of Niagara Falls at the border of the U.S. and Canada. Unlike Angel
Falls, Kaieteur carries a large volume of water year round.
According to legend, the Falls is named after Kaie, one of the
great old chieftains of the Patamuna people, who inhabit the
Pakaraima mountains in Guyana's interior. He is said to have
committed self sacrifice by paddling his canoe over the edge of the
falls, to appease Makonaima, the great spirit god, in order to save
the tribe from being destroyed by the savage Caribs.
However, as Shyam Nokta, the chairman of the Kaieteur National
Park Board says, there is much to relish than the falls itself.
He says Kaieteur is a protected area since 1929, having been
so designated by the colonial government, "out of recognition
of its immense value" in terms of its landscape and ecological
"In 1929, it became perhaps one of first protective areas in this

part of the hemisphere, and preceded Guyana becoming independent.
This tells the extent to which Kaieteur has been recognized," he says.
When local tour company Rainforest Tours and the National Parks
Commission decided to undertake an overland trip to Kaieteur to
help boost its ratings, Shyam decided to take the trip.
In the four years he has been at the helm of the management
body for the Park, he has not been satisfied with the visitor figures
to Kaieteur. What's more, he operates on a tight budget and there is
only so much he can do to protect the biodiversity of Guyana's best
known, but least experienced natural wonder.
Usually, visitors are flown from the Ogle airport, on the outskirts
of Georgetown, to the Falls. There they spend a mere two hours.
Nokta says it is unfair to them to spend so much money, about
US$200, about the same cost to a Caribbean island from Guyana,
and experience so little.
The overland trip was decided upon not only to aggressively
begin a marketing strategy that allows visitors to experience the rich
biodiversity of the Park and the challenges of the landscape, but also
to examine ways of restricting illegal activities and unauthorised entry
to the park.
Nokta headed the team that included representatives from the
National Parks Commission, the Guyana Forestry Commission, the
Environmental Protection Agency, the Hydromet Department, and
myself, as the lone journalist.
The 11-member team departed on November 1. Our journey
would take but two days. The team departed Georgetown and
headed to Pamela Landing, Mahdia, where we then boarded
speedboats for Amatuk, where Frank Singh of Rainforest Tours
has a house and employs Amerindians to cook meals for those
he takes on expeditions to the Park. He has been doing it for
years now.
From there, it was off to Waratuk. the station at the entrance to
the Park. Here. Nokta has come to commission the monitoring station,

me, Bha..k:, Hgma,.Frank Nain, Shyami and Gibson I

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which was completed at a cost of G$3.8M. Two wardens from the
Amerindian community of Chenapau have been hired to conduct the
monitoring exercise. They have been provided with a multi-frequency
radio set, an electrical generator, a water pump and wooden boat.
Nokta tells members of the team that the station is ideally located
as it allows for monitoring and enforcement of the rules governing
the park, which details no mining or hunting.
He says too the station has facilities to provide overland visitors
with accommodation for a night. We would know, we were able to
sling our hammocks for a good night.rest.
Nokta points out that the most difficult challenge he faces is
being able to monitor the Park.
The 1929 law was effected "to provide for the control of the
said park and for the preservation of natural scenery, fauna and flora
of the said park".
It originally encompassed 44 square miles, but in the early 1970s
the park boundaries were reduced to 7.5 square miles around the
falls to take advantage of the mineral resources of the area.
The Act has been amended over the years, the last being in March
1999, when the area of the Park was increased to 242 square miles
with the hope of conserving the inherent natural beauty of Kaieteur
for future generations.
Nokta says much of the Park is densely forested and much
of it is inaccessible. Much activity, whether for tourism or
research, is carried out in just about a five mile radius around
the falls, as such Nokta says the challenge is being able to
monitor the wider Kaleteur area, "being able to monitor the
movement of people in and out, and to prevent illegal activities
such as mining."
The Park board has adopted a zero tolerance policy towards
mining, and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the EPA,
the Forestry Commission and the Police conduct a coordinated
exercise at least twice a year to ensure that this policy is not being
For all of the Park. there are but four wardens, and another is
currently being trained. Nokta says the Park board is looking to
strengthen its relationship with the various agencies to be able to
better monitor Kaieteur. He envisages a permanent police presence
at Kaieteur.
The challenge he faces is that the Board does not benefit
from a government subvention and so primarily depends on the
landing fee it collects from visitors. This is a mere US$10, but
this might soon increase to US$15. The rest of the revenue comes
from that charged for overnight visitors who occupy the guest
house for a measly US$12.5 each. Further, little revenue comes
in from a newly erected souvenir shop which lies just off the
As su ch, liiuc ih lic\ coplllnt olf hllC area dlep-nds on this Ilnimal
funding and the behest of the National Parks Commiission \ hiich has
to budget tinds tfor Kaitcleur lanil( Il cointll s ollhr parks.


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Intermittently, we are covered with the mist from the falls. With all
but white in view, it's like if we are walking in clouds. It's a beautiful
feeling that speaks to the majesty of the natural giant nearby.
Gibson explains that as the mist rises from the gorge, a
cloud forest habitat is created at the top of the falls along the
riparian forest which supports more epiphytes than a typical
rain forest, yielding tree branches covered with mosses, orchids,
ferns and aroids.
There are several endemic species of plants found in Kaieteur
area including a member of the family Rapateaceae, endemic to the
Guiana shield and a recently described fern, Hecistopteris
Little is known about the animal species of the Potaro Plateau,
according to documents supplied by the EPA. Preliminary studies
from recent visits by specialists have indicated that this area is
particularly rich in animal life, and that the presence of previously
unidentified species is probable.
Historically, agouti, paca, tapir, red brocket deer, collared peccary,
bushmaster, labaria, jaguarundi, raccoon, golden frogs and tegu have
been recorded for this'area.
Although the fauna inventories for the area are incomplete, there
are a number of animals considered under the Convention on the
International Trade oi Endangered Species (CITES) to be extremely
rare, in broad geographic range.
Important species known to be in the area are the cock-of-the-
rock bird, as well as bush dogs (Speothos venaticus), listed by CITES
as extremely rare.
The avifauna of the area attracts interest and enthusiasm. Several
of the species are new to Guyana and others are considered to be
rare or endangered. The Plateau has a number of larger mammals of
international conservation importance, including the giant otter and
bush dog. Jaguar is said to be present and is reported not to be
hunted, and small wild cats are known.
The presence of these large mammalian predators,
combined with such large avian predators as the harpy eagle,
as well as the abundance of smaller species of hawks and
falcons, suggest that both the Plateau's aquatic and terrestrial
ecosystem are probably healthy, each with a large volume of
prey species, the EPA points out
The number of primate species is high for the region, and the
list includes a number of species that are elsewhere rare in the country,
such as Spider monkeys. The presence of Cebus albifrons, the EPA
says, means that the Plateau has three species of capuchin monkey
in the same area, a very rare occurrence.

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Recent studies have recorded 187 species of bird and 53 or
54 species of mammal. The area's topography means that the
plateau has the potential for exceptional biological diversity due
to the enhancing effects of altitudinal zonation of flora and
However, at Kaieteur, an overnight night tourists' delight and
that of the overland team, is being able to see the golden dart-poison
frog and the Guiana cock-of-the-rock, the dance of the swifts and
the giant tank bromeliads.
Gibson boasts that the Cock-of-the-Rock, called so because they
build their nests on faces of cliffs, large boulders, caves or steep
gorges, knows his call. Maybe so, he has worked here for over a
decade, both as warden and tour guide. We were not able to see one
as he claimed from the bottom of mount Tekuit, from where we had
to climb 1, 800 feet up and then 300 feet down to the falls. But as
he conducted the tour of the falls' immediate environs, we did catch
site of the beauty.
He informs us of the dance the males perform to win over the
attention of the females. Their courtship leks include loud noises,
brilliant coloured plumage and active display.
Unfortunately, such conspicuous advertising also attracts
predators to Cock-of-the-Rock leks. In Suriname, Trail (1987)
found that the calls of Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock males
displaying at leks could be heard several hundred meters
through the forest and a diverse group of predators was attracted
to the leks studied.
The golden dart-poison frog, called Colostethus beebei, Gibson
informs, has toxins 1, 600 times that of cocaine. It's a scary but
amazing revelation for us. You know we aren't going close to that
thing, except with our cameras of course.
The bright yellow/orange frog spends its entire life-cycle inside
the micro-ecosystem of the cloud forest's bromeliads. It is an
opportunistic sit-and-wait predator whose diet includes many small
arthropods, but especially mosquitoes and midges.
The most eye-catching plant in Kaieteur National Park is
Brocchinia micrantha, a thick-stalked terrestrial Bromeliad that can
grow to 12 feet high. Gibson actually knows these by their scientific
name. He says it comes from the years he has spent at Kaieteur and
his privilege of interacting with the different researchers that come.
The bromeliads grow through the unique microclimate the falls
has created. It collects water in a "tank" formed by the base of its
Unlike tourists who fly in to Kaieteur for a two hour stay,

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their little princess, Simran and other relatives and
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those who stay overnight are able to see the dance of the swifts,
either at sunset or sunrise.
The white-chinned and white-collared swifts are easily recog-
nized by their rapid, fluttering flight, and long, narrow wings.
They make their home on the nearby cliffs of the plateau as well
as behind the falls itself. These insect-eating birds fill the air at dawn
and dusk, and they spend most of their waking time in the air, skim-
ming around the falls and feeding on flying insects.
At night they sweep down at amazing speed to settle in their
roosts. The roar of the torrent is immense, yet these tiny birds dive
through the raging water to safety behind.

There currently exists no management plan for the environmen-
tal conservation and protection of the Kaieteur National Park al-
though a master plan for ecotourism development of the Park has
been produced with support and assistance from the Organisation of
American States.
The Government of Guyana is pursuing the establishment of a
Protected Areas System and is currently advancing this objective
through the National Biodiversity Advisory Committee, with the
implementation of the National Biodiversity Action Plan, which was
approved by the Cabinet in November 1999.
However, with his limited funding, Nokta looks at improving the infra-
structure at Kaieteur, not just for tourism, but for managing the Park.
The plan is to develop eco-lodges to encourage more overnight
visitors. Ideally, it would be located next to a stream, in an open area.
so as not to interrupt the vegetation in the immediate area of the falls.
The walk to the falls would be under 10 minutes.
Also, the plan includes establishing a centre for visitors, which
would provide washroom facilities, basic interpretation, and refresh-
Nokta is currently "shopping" around for donor funding to realise
the plan. He also wants to see an administrative centre that would
house the wardens. He also wants to see a health worker based at
He sees a continuing role for the two communities closest to the
falls and it immediate environs. Chenapau is most important.
It is located outside the boundaries of the Park, but two of its
representatives, including the Patamuna village captain sit on the
Kaieteur board.
The community has but 500 inhabitants, and over half of
the workers at Kaeietur are from Chenapau. The people speak
their traditional Patamuna dialect, but they understand and
speak English as well.
For a living, they engage in hunting, farming, fishing and small-
scale mining. They use bow and arrow to catch birds, animals and
fish. Warishi, a traditional backpack made of vines, is used to trans-
port their produce and during their spare time they knit fishing nets,
hammocks and slings used to carry their babies.
Their traditional meals include cassava bread, pepper pot, fish,
and wild meat such as labba, wild hog, wild deer, agouti, and birds
such as marudi and powis.
With the establishment of the souvenir shop at Kaieteur, Nokta
says a new door is opened to the Patamuna people. He wants to help
the community to go into craft production to supply to the shop, so
that they can have another source of income.
Nokta points out that the eco-tourism project of the World Wild-
life Fund (WWF) is important to the community. A guest house is on
its way to completion and an airstrip is underway.
Nokta says this will open up the community to tourism. It will
give outsiders a chance to indulge in the traditions and history of the
Patamuna people, who have over the centuries mastered the art of
living off the mountains.
However, whilemChenapau rests outside the Park, Menzies Land-
ing, a community of coastlanders rests within the Park.
According to Nokta, it has existed for over a decade now and was
formed to facilitate the movement of goods to the miners in the
greater area. Menzies Landing came into existence because of the fact
that the only airstrip for the area was at Kaieteur.
Nokta has had his share of problems with this "transient com-
"We work closely with them, they know they are residents in
the park and they have to abide by the regulations. When we noted
activities to the contrary, we have had to take firm action," he says.
What happens to Menzies Landing in the long run, is beyond the
jurisdiction of the Park board which Nokta heads.
He wants to see no activity that troubles with the biodiversity of
Kaieteur. His ultimate goal is to see an increase in visitors to Kaieteur, not
those who spend only two hours, but those who want to spend a longer
As such, Nokta would like to see much more of the overland
expeditions to Kaieteur.
"The true experience lies in being able to visit areas much beyond
the falls the experience of camping out in the rainforest, interacting
in an intimate way with biodiversity, being able to visit Chenapau,
and other communities. It is much more than experiencing the natural
beauty of Kaieteur, but the culture and rich history of the Patamuna
people," he says.
And why, he doesn't leave out the self accomplishment of being
able to traverse the same terrain of Charles Barrington Brown, who
became the first European visitor to discover the falls on April 24,
1870. Along the Potaro river, a feeling of euphoria envelopes your
entire being as you spot the falls from a distance, with forest covered
mountains surrounding you, each painting a new picture of the world
beautiful. When you see waters from Kaicteur gushing at the bottom
of mount Tukeit, the climb ahead seems no more daunting.
When you trek up the "Oh, my god!" mountain and the falls
opens to your eyes, you know you have accomplished no ordinary
feat. And what a trophy the view is lor the effort!
As it is, Kaieteur is but a sleeping giant, waiting to be awak-
ened and to be explored by the world over................

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Broken or missing INNER seals
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Wires & other devices installed in
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THE Renaissance Recording and Production Group has announced the re-
lease of it's brand new single entitled "Meant to Be".
Written by lyricist Mario Amres and sung by Mark Hall is a soulful R&B number
dedicated to all those truly in love, the music house says.
The group was formed in 1999 with the mission to use it's music as a positive
influence for unity and peace in Guyana, and at the same time bring recognition to
Co-operative Republic of Guyana Guyanese music both locally and internationally.
Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit Its first CD release was the "One World" album in 2003, with songs such
Policy Coordination and Programme Management Unit as the very popular Temperature Rising and Living at the Crossroads.
Office of the President Renaissance is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Pub-
IT Hardware & Software lishers of Canada. Mario Amres, one of the driving forces behind Renaissance hosts
Credit No. 3726-GY a music programme on CNS TV6 on Saturdays at 21:00 h.
Contract/Bid No. PCP'L-200611002 The group is currently looking for a young rap /hip-hop artist "with a dynamic
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On December 2, 2006 from 20:00 h, the group will be hosting "Return
The Government of Guvana has received financing from the World Bank
of the Rock Classics" featuring Mario Amres with the rock band "Inner Power"
toward the cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit, and it intends
with special guest artists Mark Hall and Amanda Pieters.
to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for the with special guest artists Mark Hall and Amanda Pieters.
"So come and enjoy an evening of fantastic musical experience," Renais-
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ONE of wooden pieces for LeatherClayWood's upcoming

LeatherClayWood, conceived inh
2005 as a joint venture initia-
tive of Nicholas Young, Colin
Bollers and Sabine Mclntosh, is
putting it out again and offers
you the chance to carve your
own pieces.
So far, lhe group has held
tI\mo 0'\l biltonl and a third
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Yana and \\ill run froin Deceim-
ber 7-10.
George Simon. distinguished
artist and archeologist, will de-
clare the exhibition open. The
public is invited.
During the period of the ex-
hibition, some of the artisans
will be on the lawns of the

The Guyana Rice Project Management Unit, a Unit under the Ministry of
Agriculture is desirous of renting a building to relocate its office staff.


(1) The building should be centrally located and have approximately
six (6) enclosed offices.
(2) Must have secure parking facilities for at least four (4) vehicles.
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Sealed bids must reach the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
not later than November 30, 2006 at 15:00 h, clearly marked on the top
left-hand corer "Office for the GRPMU". Included must be the location
and expected date of rental of the building.


"Members of the Public"

Please be advised that the Ministry of
Housing & Water/Central Housing &
Planning Authority (Planning and
Development Department) is now
located at the Social Impact
Amelioration Programme (SIMAP
Building Ground Floor), Lot 237 Camp
Street, South Cummingsburg,
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Umnana Yana and, together with
the artisan, visitors can create
their own item of craft. Mcln-
tosh says this should be most
enjoyable for children and
adults alike.
The exhibition will feature
artisans from tIhroughout
The re \\ ill Ie \\ wooden sculp
tlures h (ti nn:ia finest l Ilpl

tors, exquisitely turned and
decorated wooden bowls and
plates, walking sticks, beads,
and original carvings of
Guyana's wildlife. In clay, there
would be a wide range of items,
with an amazing diversity of
finish, function and motif.
Mclntosh says.
There will be unique and
hea tiiul leather sculpture,

plaques, belts, bags and sandals,
she add. Also displaying works
would be Josefa Tamayo, win-
ner of this year's National
Drawing Competition.
The exhibition will cer-
tainly provide a great oppor-
tunity for visitors who are
looking for gifts that are au-
thentic local craft and truly

^ Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation I

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following items and
services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:
A. Provision of Laboratory Supplies
B. Provision of Stationery Supplies
C. Provision of Garbage Bags
D. Provision of Printed Materials
E. Provision of Cleaning Supplies
F Provision of Medical Equipment (CDC funded)
G. Provision of Pest Control Services
H. Provision of Sanitact Services
I. Provision of maintenance and repair services for Elevators
J. Provision of maintenance and repair services for Perkins Generators
K. Provision of maintenance and repair services for imaging equipment
L. Installation of Perkins Generator and associated power transfer hardware
M. Relocation of fire escape step from Seaman's Wards to the ACDC Building
N. De-silting of external and internal perimeter drains
0. Supply of PVC Insulated cables and associated cable termination hardware
P. Extension of GPHC mortuary and installation of complete refrigeration system
Q. Provision of Maintenance and repair services for the GPHC mortuary
refrigeration systems
R. Construction of roof over existing Lunch Room

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $2,000 each.
3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way identify the
Tenderer, and should be clearly marked on thetop left hand corer
"Tender for (specific item (s)".
4. Tenders for items A, B,C, D, E, F, G, I, J, L, M, N, P, Q and R must be addressed to The
Chairperson, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Tenders Committee and must be placed
in the Tender Box situated in the Administrative Building, GPHC not later than 09:00h on
Tuesday December 12,2006.
Tenders for items K and 0 must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in the Tender Box
situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later than
09:00h, on Tuesday December 12, 2006.
Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to attend the openings.
5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority(IRD) and from the General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if the individual is tendering or company,
if the company is tendering.
6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation doesnot binditselfto acceptthe
lowest or any Tender.
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D Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Certification would
be an asset;
0 Three(3) to five(5) years experience administering, designing and implementing LANs and WAN;
0 Knowledge and Experience in router, bridge, switches, radio and antennae configuration and
o Knowledge and Experience in network security and optimization techniques;
0 Knowledge and Experience working with wireless networking technologies;

Database Administrator (1)
The Job:
The Database Administrator is expected to design, develop, monitor and maintain all databases within the
GRA and ensure secure access and high performance of these databases;

D Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized university
E Microsoft Certified Database Administrator Certification would be an asset;
E Three(3) to five(5) years experience designing, implementing and administering relational databases;
E Knowledge and experience with Oracle and/or SQL databases;
O Knowledge and experience with PL/SQL or SQL query languages and reports writing tools such as
Crystal Reports;
0 Knowledge and Experience in database security and optimization techniques;
O Knowledge programming using Delphi, Visual Basic, C++ or similar languages will be an asset;
D Knowledge and Experience implementing and maintaining large data warehouse will be an asset;

Data Exchange Specialist (1)
The Job:
The Data Exchange Specialist is expected to develop, implement, maintain and manage an electronic
mailing and data transfer system for the Revenue Authority that provides secure, reliable and high speed
access to internal and external users.

0 A Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized university.
O Microsoft Certified Network Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or
Microsoft Exchange Server certification will be an asset.
[ Three(3) to five(5) years experience working with electronic data exchange technologies;
0 Knowledge and experience Installing, Configuring and Managing Microsoft Exchange/Enterprise
E-mail Server & Services;
0 Knowledge and experience in IIS Administration and using various communications tools, techniques
and electronic data formats;
0 Knowledge and Experience with security technologies such as Antivirus, Firewall, Proxy, Encryption,
E Knowledge and Experience using quality assurance and performance optimization techniques;
0 Knowledge of database and networking concepts, products, services, protocols and software will be
an asset;

Web Developer (1)
The Job:
The Web Developer will be required to provide technical design leadership to develop a comprehensive
content management system for the Authority's web presence. The Web developer is expected to design
and maintain a dynamic, attractive, interactive, accessible and up-to-date web presence as an integral
component of the business processes of the Authority.

D A Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized university;
O Certified Internet Wed developer (CIW) qualifications or other professional certification in web
development from a recognized institution will be an asset;
C Three(3) to five(5) years experience in dynamic and interactive website design, development,
deployment and maintenance;
E Well-versed in IIS administration and website management;
o Expertise in scripting & servlets development using HTML, JAVA, VBScript, XML Perl or similar tools;
E Proficiency in server-side programming, graphics design, and content management systems;
u Knowledge and Experience in web security and performance optimization techniques;
j Knowledge and experience with Internet, Networking or Telecommunication technologies will be an
F Knowledge and experience with SQL, ODBC and database administration will be a strong plus;

Applications, including CV, should be sent on or before November 27, 2006 to:

The Commissioner General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets
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By Ruel Johnson

THE fourth issueeof-The Arts Journal had its media launch
last Thursday at an event that ironically saw most of the me-
dia houses absent.
Representatives from a total of three media houses turned up
at the simple launch held at the Rupununi Room of the Tower Ho-
tel, although every media house was invited.
Commenting on the rationale of having a media launch, Secre-
tary to the Arts Forum Incorporated the group which publishes
the Journal Ameena Gafoor, stated that the media plays a pow-
erful role in shaping and influencing public opinion; with the Arts
having taken a back seat within the public sphere, the Forum thought
that the media could play a more active role in bringing them to the
Gafoor, the founding editor of the Journal, stated that
Guyana has not only a vibrant tradition of fiction, but also an
invaluable artistic heritage which needs greater recognition.
The Journal was envisioned as a vehicle which offers critical
perspectives to contemporary literature, art and culture of Guyana
and the Caribbean, and the first issue focusing on the Indian pres-
ence in the artistic and cultural life of the region came out in 2004.
The publication of the peer-reviewed critical journal is also intended

AN oil on canvas piece by by Aubrey Williams, Revolt
(Berbice slave rebellion),1960, featured in the fourth Arts

to encourage a high standard of scholarship in reference to these
Gafoor stated that the successes of the Journal, with subscrip-
tions being held by a number of libraries and private collections in
the region and further. The journal is printed in a limited edi-
tion but, however, what is important is that it reaches out to a
target audience of students, researchers and scholars, locally and
internationally, the founding editor Gafoor noted.
Subscriptions for the journal come from the main librar-
ies of universities as well as a number of public libraries and
private collections in Guyana, the West Indies, Canada, the
USA, the United Kingdom, while a few copies have reached
Australia and India. The previous issue was funded by
UNESCO, while the cost for the printing of the current issue
was covered by a grant from the IDB.
According to Gafoor. the journal is committed to writing is lu-
cid and free of linguistic jargon so much so that its accessible lan-
guage has broadened its appeal to a general readership.
"Guest-edited by Dr. Gemma Robinson, the fourth issue,"
stated a release from the Arts Forum. "contains creative pieces by
Wilson Ilarris. Fred D'aguiar, Vahni Capildeo and David Dahydeen,
and highlights well-researched enquiry into areas such as Publish-
ing, the emergence of a literary voice in the region by the Guest-
editor, art, film and photography, among other important but little-
known areas of scholarship. The cover of this issue featuresithe
work of Guyanese artist George Simon while the art of Aubrey
Williams is discussed from a scholarly and fresh perspective by
Dr. Leon Wainwright."
The journal is available in bookstores around Georgetown.


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The Passage

He felt a great content at being here, where he
had come as a young man and where he had done
his work. The room was little changed; the same
rugs and skins on the earth floor, the same desk
with his candlesticks, the same thick, wavy white
walls that muted sound, that shut out the world and
gave response to the spirit.
As the darkness faded into the gray of a winter
morning he listened for the church bells, and for
another sound, that always amused him here; the whistle
of a locomotive. Yes, he had come with the buffalo,
and he had lived to see railway trains running into Santa
F6. He had accomplished an historic period.
In New Mexico he always awoke a young man; not
until he rose and began to shave did he realise that he
was growing older. His first consciousness was the
sense of the light, dry wind blowing through the windows,
with the fragrance of hot sun and sage-brush and sweet
clover; a wind that made one's body feel light and one's
heart cry "To-day, to-day," like a child's.
Beautiful surroundings, the society of learned
men, the charm of noble women, the graces of art, could
not make up to him for the loss of those light-hearted
mornings of the desert, for the wind that made one a
boy again. He had noticed that this peculiar quality in
the air of new countries vanished after they were tamed
by man and made to bear harvests. Parts of Texaco
and Kansas that he had first known as open range had
since been made into rich farming districts, and the air
had since lost that lightness, that dry aromatic odour.
The moisture of ploughed land, the heaviness of labour
and growth and grain-bearing, utterly destroyed it; one
could breathe that only on the bright edges of the world,
on the great grass plains or the sage-brush desert.
The air would disappear from the whole earth in
time, perhaps; but long after his day. He did not know
just when it had become so necessary to him, but he
had come back to die in exile for the sake of it.
Something soft and wild and free, something that
whispered to the ear on the pillow, lightened the heart,
softly, softly picked the lock, slid the bolts, and released
the prisoned spirit of man into the wind, into the blue
and gold, into the morning, into the morning!
(Taken from the novel DEATH COMES FOR THE
ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather)

About the Passage

The novel from which the passage is taken tells the
story of Bishop Jean Latour, who has left his parish in
France and returned to New Mexico, where he had
served as young man. In the scene above,, the bishop
awakes in the same small room he had lived in years
earlier, and he muses about the past. The scene is set
in the mid-nineteenth century.

Write a similar story based upon the picture.

The above passage is used to show some of the
clauses and sentence structures that we covered during
the past months.

Look closely at what we are identifying. (There are
s.ome reminders below found after Clauses and
Seiuences identified and Exercise 1. Look out for them
m SW.):
Clauses and Septences
"As the darkness faded into the gray of a winter
morning" Adverb clause;
"Yes, he had come with the buffalo, and he had

lived to see railway trains running into Santa F6." -
Compound sentence;
"He had accomplished an historic period." -
Simple sentence;
"That he was growing older" Noun clause;
"He had noticed that this peculiar quality in the
air of new countries vanished after they were tamed
by man and made to bear harvests." Complex
"That he had first known as open range" -
Adjective clause;
"He did not know just when it had become so
necessary to him, but he had come back to die in exile
for the sake of it." Compound-complex sentence.

Exercise 1
The following sentences are based on the passage
above. Each sentence contains a clause that appears
in bold print. Indicate whether the bold-faced clause is
a main clause or a subordinate clause.

1. Because Bishop Jean Marie Latour had once
lived in the room, he felt at home there.
2. The room had changed remarkably little, even
though many years had passed.
3. The furnishings that he recalled so well still stood
in the room.
4. The bishop awoke, began to shave, and reflected
about the land and why he felt so contented there.
5. The bishop, who was now an old man, felt almost
like a boy again in his former surroundings.
6. He experienced a feeling of newness and vigour
whenever he breathed the light, dry morning air
of New Mexico.
7. The source of the invigorating air was the country
around him, which was still untamed.
8. Other places once produced this remarkable effect,
but they no longer did.
9. A sense of newness disappeared after an area was
10. Although progress brought with it many civilized
comforts and pleasures, it also carried a high price.

A Simple Sentence: This has only one main clause and
no subordinate clauses.

Flowers brighten. Simple sentence)
.Stories and riddles entertain. [simple sentence.

One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one's own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.
Ogden Nash Family Court

with compound subject]
Anecdotes entertain and amuse. [simple sentence
with compound predicate]
Anecdotes and riddles entertain and amuse. [simple
sentence with compound subject and compound
Stories about the old folk entertain adults and
children alike. [simple sentence expanded]

A compound sentence: This has two or more main
clauses. Each main clause of a compound sentence has
its own subject and predicate, and these main clauses
are usually joined by a comma and a co-coordinating
conjunction (such as and, but, or, nor, yet, or for).

s v s v
Flowers brighten, ,\ ~cl-a- and whitewash whitens.
Main Clause 2
Flowers brighten, Mainclause and whitewash whitens,
Main Clause 2
S v
but smut darkens. Main Clause 3

Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences


A complex sentence: This has one main clause and
one or more subordinate clauses.

sv s v
I like Billy Bunter stories N"1'":CIIe because they have
real-life characters.su'rdinat Clau"se

When I read the novels, su)ndiTM'iain Clause I enjoy them
Main Clause
because they are true to life. ubordinae Clause

A Compound Complex Sentence has two or more
main clauses and at least one subordinate clause.

s v
I read the novel Death Comes for The Archbishop. \""
(l.uHSc S V
which was
written by Willa Cather. s,,a,,n,,ue n'"' and I wrote a
report about it. \L,"'(:w""'e

The Adjective Clause
An adjective clause is a subordinate clause that
moditfies a noun or a pronoun. Adjective clauses may
be introduced by the relative pronouns (who, whom.
whose. I hat. and which) a nd by the subordinating
conjunctions where and when.

The writer whom I like best is Mark Mathabane.
I like a writer who enchants me.

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Welcome to the second segment where we will continue to examine the global issue of poverty.
Previously, we looked at what the United Nations (UN) is doing about poverty and the extensive-
ness of the issues. This week we will identify some factors which may be major contributors, what
rights we have as humans and what can be done to address poverty.
It can be argued that development is a process of expanding the real freedom people enjoy. Subse-
quently, development requires that the major sources of bondage such as poverty, systematic social
deprivation just to name a few, be removed. As mentioned last week millions of people across the
globe are enslaved in poverty.
Some primary factors which contribute to poverty
Poverty can be defined as "the lack of basic necessity to live a healthy and productive life." Pov-
erty is a social problem which affects all dimensions of society. The most effective way to fight any
problem, including poverty, is not by treating the symptoms but by attacking the source. Poverty is
considered a social problem and should therefore be addressed with a social solution. Don't be con-
fused with the terms 'cause and factor'.
A factor may be defined as something that contributes to its continuation of an issue which al-
ready exisTs, so isnotme cause orU3e- me rssue. nrprrwww.s,.-orgn. cas prmndutcmp- l -

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There are many factors which contribute to poverty, five of which are considered as primary and
which may lead to the development of secondary factors.
These factors are listed in no specific order.
Knowledge is power and with power comes the abiljy to influence change. Persons who
Please turn to page XXII


Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Health, Materials Management Unit
CDC Cooperative Agreement 923074
1. The Ministry of Health has received funding under the CDC
Co-operative Agreement 923074 for the purchase of IT Equipment,
Medical Equipment, Office Furniture and Office Equipment for selected
programs and now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders
for the supply and delivery of same:
MoH 18/2006 IT Equipment and Medical Equipment
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MoH 20/2006 Office Equipment
The delivery period is 2 months after awarding of contract.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is
open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries)
as defined in the Bidding Documents.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information,
clarification, examine and uplift bid documents (upon presentation of
receipt from Ministry of Health- see No. 5 below) at the address in No. 8
below, from Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm:
4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of
Compliance from NIS and GRA which should be submitted by companies
with offices registered in Guyana. Additional requirements/ details are
provided in the Bidding Documents.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be
purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable cash
fee of:
MoH 18/2006 IT Equipment and Medical Equipment -
MoH 19/2006 Office Furniture-G $10,000
MoH 20/2006 Office Equipment-G $5,000
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below (No. 9) at or before 9
am November 28, 2006. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late
bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9 am
November 28, 2006. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as
listed below:
MoH 18/2006 IT Equipment and Medical Equipment- Bid Security of
MoH 19/2006 Office Furniture- No Bid Security of G$ 69,000
MoH 20/2006 Office Equipment- No Bid Security required
7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see No. 5 also):
ashierr -Accounts Department (GroundtFloor)
Ministry of Health, Brickdam, Georgetown

8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting
bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of
Health, see No.3 above)
Ms Sabeita Hardeo or-Ms Raywattie Balkarran
Materials Aanagement Unit, MAinistriy ofHealth
Lot 1 A hMdflat, Kingston, Geoigetown
Tel 22 69351, Fax 22 57767, E mail: osharif200Oidyahoo.com

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see No. 6 also)
The chairmann
National Procuremenl and lender Administration (North
Western Building) Ministry of l'niance
Main and Uql Iquharl Sltrel,
Georigelown, Gi/Yana

Band leaders/owners are being invited to
provide musical accompaniment for the
2007 Chutney Competition.

Details regarding the composition of the band,
etc. Are available at the Mash Secretariat, 71-72
Main Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown,
telephone no. 226-4764.

Bids should be submitted iot later than
November 30,2006.


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ISSUE From page XXI

are ignorant of specific information cannot make significant contributions. Without the
necessary information to make wise decisions people become powerless. In the fight against
poverty we must determine what information is missing. Communities need to be empowered
by providing selected education which is applicable to their situation.

The resources that are intended to be used for community development may be diverted to other
use by persons in power; this can be a major hindrance to development.

ouinc pciuuns may want to argue that charity can contribute to ongoing poverty. It gives a person
little or no scope to help themselves; instead they think they cannot function without outside assis-

A high disease rate automatically means a high level of absenteeism and low productivity. Disease
can result in misery, discomfort and death. Therefore, the healthier the population the higher will be
the productivity.

This is when people feel powerless. As a result, they become complacent thinking that they can-
not do anything to foster change. Consequently, they seek to discourage the persons who are trying to
achieve goals. Other factors such as lack of markets, poor infrastructure, poor leadership, bad gover-
nance, underemployment etc., are matters which may spur as a result of those mentioned above and
can be considered as secondary factors.

The UN created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
in 1948. These rights are listed below in random order.

Humans Rights Approach states that every human being has
the right to the following:
1. Food, housing & clothing
2. Safe Environment
3. Health & Social Services
4. Education & Training
5. Decent work
6. Benefits of science and technology
7. Cultural identify
8. Peace & security
9. Non- discrimination
10. Access to justice
11. Freedom of expression
The UN, however, recognized that 58 years after the declaration of human rights millions of people
are too crippled by poverty to fulfill these rights. The UN therefore attempts to mitigate this by
placing alleviation of poverty as a top priority in the millennium development goals (MDG). They
have recognized that a global partnership is needed to fight poverty and are constantly seeking global
harmony. Presently, one third of the time has already elapsed and according to the current trend most
developing countries will fail to meet the MDGs by 2015. http://www.un.org/csa/socdev/poverty/

Some practical ways of approaching this matter
An effective way to tackle poverty is to think globally but act locally. Global collabora-
tion is needed from all sectors; however every countryis responsible for taking the necessary
actions. In the fight against poverty we need not treat the symptoms in addition to address-
ing the factors. These five factors which can be considered as primary in turn, contribute to
secondary factors such as: poor governance, underemployment and lack of capital. These five
factors are not independent of each other. Every person needs to play a part, no matter how
insignificant your role may seem. We need to do our part to address this issue or poverty
will continue to permeate every society, even the wealthy ones.

Do join us next week where we will continue to explore more interesting

You can also share your ideas with other readers by sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmental Protection Agency,
AST Building, Turkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER GEORGETOWN. Or
aemait.usatfeit.epiguyana@yal edcot ith questi6nyandammerts.




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ARIES -- New ideas have a way of intimidating some people, but definitely
not you -- you have the insight and wisdom to recognize a good thing when
Sit comes along. Today, keep your eyes peeled for a crowd of people running
and screaming -- and then go see what they were running from and scream-
ing about. Chances are, it's the brilliant new idea you have been searching
for. Be proud of going against the crowd and making your own way through
this period of your life.
TAURUS -- Making order out of the chaos that surrounds you today will
bring a deep sense of accomplishment, not to mention clarity. Finally, the in-
Screasingly weird actions of a loved one will make more sense. This person
wanted your attention -- and has certainly got it now! Can't decide whether
or not to take the plunge on that big purchase? Take some time to mull it over
-- if you pull out that credit card too soon, you could be sorry. Take things at
your own pace.
GEMINI -- Someone from the past will come back into your life today, and
"1 you'll find that this person has radically changed. Give him or her the benefit
of any doubt, and make some time to find out what caused the transforma-
tion. Foreign influences can have a positive impact on your life, so reach out
and explore different cultures. Wrapping your mind around unfamiliar cus-
toms, foods and music will enlighten you and provide an idea about how to
solve a recurring problem.
SCANCER -- Teamwork can be" amagiTal thing that helps a group of people
Create new, innovative ideas where only opinions existed before. But collabo-
ration can also cause a lot of tension and conflict if tender egos are involved.
Today, be an eager and active participant in a group brainstorming activity,
but do not let yourself get married to one or two ideas. Learn how to give in,
and other people will give in, too. Cooperation is the key to keeping the peace.
LEO -- You feel ready to go on to the next level; however, it looks as though
you're the only one right now. But don't worry -- being out of sync is not
necessarily a bad sign. Don't read more into it than it deserves. If you can
come to realise that it's natural for individuals to be on different paths in life,
being patient will be a lot easier. Bide your time by envisioning how you would
like things to be -- you might send a subconscious hint to the one you're
waiting for.
VIRGO -- Want to learn something new today? Take your big to-do list, put
it in a blender and press 'puree'. It's time to mix things up a bit! From how you
take your morning coffee to where you shop for your groceries, you could
use a bit of a change. These regular routines are not written in stone, so why
get stuck in a rut? If you think that changing where you do your dry cleaning
. or taking a new route home from work won't make much of an impact on things,
think again.
LIBRA -- Creating an intellectual connection with someone else is easier than
you think -- it just requires that you be bold. So if you need to make headway
with someone, today is the day to put forth just a little bit more effort than
you might be comfortable with. But have no fear -- someone will be there to
S give you the moral support you think you need. Of course, don't be surprised
Sif you end up being just fine on your own! You have the brains to take the
conversation in all the right directions.
W SCORPIO -- The interior decorator deep inside of you is rearing its beauti-
S fully coiffured head today! Every drab room you see will pain you, so your
vivid imagination will actively seek out solutions. This is a great day to take
another look at your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen -- and to start sketching
out the fantastic new ideas you come up with. Redecorating or changing your
home in some way is a sign that you are ready for big, beautiful changes in
SAGITTARIUS -- It takes a lot of energy to meet new people, so if you aren't
exactly in a social-butterfly mood, the people in your life need to be under-
standing. If they're pushing you to go out or to host a gathering, let them
know right away that you're looking for a break in the action. It might be time
> to put your dancing shoes in the closet, and then dig out a comfy blanket
and a nice juicy novel. Meet new people in a fictional world.
CAPRICORN -- This is not a very good time for you to be starting some-
thing new, especially if the new venture involves a great deal of risk. So be
wary of new schemes or opportunities that arrive on your doorstep or in your
Semail inbox today. In fact, even invitations to hot new social events could be
misleading. Look to the fine print to make sure your obligations are no greater
than to attend and enjoy yourself. Watch for people who assume a greater
commitment than you are ready to give.
AQUARIUS -- If you feel as though no one understands where you're com-
ing from today, don't be surprised. The universe is pushing you into a more
S polarised environment, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to find like-
minded people to keep you company. If you stop worrying about whom to sit
next to at lunch and start thinking of ways to strike up conversations with
n strangers, you'll be much better prepared to make the most of this new phase
of your life. Poke at the outside of your envelope.
PISCES -- Lately, your eagerness to please other people is at odds with your
available time -- it looks as though you are due for some major reprioritising.
f Figuring out whom to assist could be a little difficult -- and it's not the squeaki-
est wheel that should get the grease first! You need to help the person who
helps you whenever you need a hand. It's time for you to make a karmic re-
payment. You will get a huge ego boost after doing so.

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- - Sunday Chronicle November 26, 2006


S~iida~iChr'nibe W~mb~'~ 206 'a~e~II

A child looks at a
scale model of a
shantytown made by
Brazilian craftsman
Lino Silva, known to
his neighbours as Tio
Lino (Uncle Lino),
solely from material
he recycled from
garbage inside Rio de
Janeiro's largest slum
Rocinha November
23, 2006. Tio Lino,
who has been making.
a living for the past
20 years by selling
his work to tourists,
has opened a
workshop to teach
crafts to some 150
children in the violent
slum that is home to
some 200,000 poor
Brazilians. (REUTERS/
Bruno Domingos)

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Corporation, which is one of China's largest producers of condoms, in Tianjin
November 23, 2006. The number of reported HIV/AIDS cases in China has
grown by nearly 30 percent so far this year, the Health Ministry said on
Wednesday, warning that the virus seemed to be spreading from high-risk
groups to the general public.(REUTERS/Jason Lee)

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1 cup light brown sugar, firmly
Y' cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. Champion Baking Powd
2 tsp. cinnamon
'/ tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Welcome to the 427? edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

packed Cream together butter and sugar until light
and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blend well.
Stir together remaining dry ingredients and
add slowly to butter mixture, blending well.
er On floured surface, roll out half of dough at
a time, to a 1/8" thickness. Cut into shapes
as desired with floured cookie cutters and
bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

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A delicious blend ofsalty and sweet makes these white chocolate peanut butter balls taste as good as
they look. Makes about 4 dozen snowballs.

I '/ cups peanut butter
V2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
16-ounce Champion Icing Sugar
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
/2 cup shelled, unsalted peanuts
Line 1 large baking sheet with aluminum foil
and another with waxed paper; set both aside.
Using an electric mixer (or a wooden spoon),
beat together the peanut butter and butter in a
large bowl until blended and smooth. Add the
Champion Icing Sugar, V cup at a time; blend
until smooth.

Press the mixture into 1-inch balls. (The dough will
be dry, so it may be easier to form with damp hands.)
Place the balls on the foil-lined sheet. Let stand
until firm, about 30 minutes. Melt the white
chocolate chips and shortening in a heatproof bowl
set atop a pot of simmering water over medium-
high heat. Stir continuously until smooth. Remove
the pan from the heat. Using a toothpick for a
handle, pierce each ball, then dip it into the melted
chocolate. Spoon chocolate over the balls to coat
them, if needed. Set them on the waxed-paper-
lined sheet and top each with a peanut half.
Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Store in an
airtight container in the refrigerator.

P t to 3 d P Cool on wire rack and decorate if desired.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare
cookie sheets with cooking spray, butter Makes 3 dozen cookies
or shortening.
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Baking Powder
Custard Powder ASTA
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Icing Sugar
Curry Powder
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Suntaav Chnronmi e NovemberT, 22006



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SONIA NOEL, who has made an indelible mark in
the Caribbean, returned to the local catwalk last
weekend. Style on the Green, as she named the show,
was held on the lawns of Cara Lodge. It was a
breathtaking return from a two year hiatus and
featured trademarked pieces of earth tones and
intricate designs, especially the bamboo work woven
into white cotton. Her label is called Mariska's

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