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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
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
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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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investigating terrorist

threat against airlines

THE United States Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
and the Transportation
Safety Authority are investi-
gating a terrorist threat
against American Airlines,
North American Airlines and
BWIA. a spokesman at the
United States embassy here
said yesterday.
Embassy spokesperson
Niles Cole told the Sunday
Chronicle further details cannot
be provided "because this is an
ongoing investigation".
"The U.S. government
takes threats against American
citizens seriously at all times re-
gardless whether or not the

threat turns out to be valid or
credible", he said.
"As a result", said Mr.
Cole. "the FBI and the Trans-
portation Safety Authority are
The Guyana government
said it received the threat Fri-
day and is "taking the issue se-
riously" although it suspects it
is a prank.
The government said it has
mobilised the Joint Services and
was in discussion with airline
operators here and "bilateral
partners in the international se-
curity arena."
The threat came Iron an
emlail seni Friday to the U.S.

embassy, newspapers and air-
lines here.
The mail said that start-
ing Friday some American
Airlines, North American Air-
lines and HWIA flights trans-
porting American citizens Irom
the U.S. to lBritain, the Carib-
bean and African destinations
and returning flights will be un-
der serious chemical attack
from an "independent militant
New York-based North
American Airlines and Trinidad-
based BWIA have regular sched-
uled Ilights between Guyana and
U.S. airports.
The e-mail was sent by M.

Atayuv from
atayuv @yahoo.com.
The threat up to late yes-
terday had not affected any
flights from the Cheddi Jagan
International Airport, Timehri
to the U.S.. an official at the air-
port said.
Culture. Youth and Sports
Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony,
announced Friday that a repu-
table private security firm with
experience in anti-terrorism
methods has been contracted to
train some 300 local personnel
to provide security during the
Guyana leg of the Cricket World
C'up 2007 tournament,

Security, he stressed at a
news briefing, is being treated
with utmost priority as it is
one aspect of concern to every-
Anthony said the firm has
been engaged under a special
contract to train members of
the Guyana Police Force and
personnel of private security
There is also an arrange-
ment in place, he said, for shar-
ing intelligence among the secu-
rity forces of the various terri-
tories which will be coordinated
by a centre in Trinidad.
With just 99 days to go be-

fore Cricket World Cup 2007,
the minister assured that prepa-
rations in Guyana are on track
and all outstanding work is be-
ing assiduously addressed to en-
sure the country is ready for the
world's third largest sporting
At a press briefing at the
Guyana National Stadium at
Providence, East Bank
Demerara, which attracted
visiting journalists from
North America and the Car-
ibbean, he said work on the
stadium is 99% complete and
the outfield and pitch are

Guyana scores with

international birders

SEVEN international birding
tour operators who were here
recently plan to start selling
Guyana as an ideal destina-
tion for bird watching, tour
organizers said.
The tour operators and two
media representatives from the
United Kingdom visited several
locations in Guyana from No-
vember 12-26 as part of the
birding tourism programme that
is a joint partnership between
the Guyana Tourism Authority
(GTA) and the United States
Agency for International Devel-
opment (USAID)/Guyana
Trade and Investment Support
(GTIS) project.
After spending nine days
birding throughout Guyana. in-
cluding stops at Georgetown's
Botanical Gardens. the
Shanklands. Baganara and
Arrowpoint resorts. Kaieteur
Falls. Surama Village. lwokruna.
Wowetta Village. Rock View
Lodge. and Karanambu Ranch.
hlic nine \ i[tor, > cL nlictiiLded tt.r
Gii',.l.nt is a fantasic \\ tdcir-
For GiVIanu too IIleIr mar-i
ket itself as : destination. Tim
Harl. a guide lor The Tra selling
Naluralist. pointed out that the
counliry needs to protect the
wilderness. improve accommo-
dation facilities and make sure
that prices are competitive.
"We''ve been to most parls

of the world between us and 1
can tell you that Guyana stands
up well in comparison with
other places," he stated.
GTIS said hie noted that
Guyana's advantage over its
main competitors (Peru, Ven-
ezuela. Ecuador. Northern Bra-
zil, and Suriname) is that it is
English-speaking and is much
easier to access in terms of
flights and travel time, particu-
larly .for the North American
and European market.
According to Earl. while the
team was not able to see all the
800 species of birds, they saw
376 in the ten days that they
travelled around the country.
"That's a big score. The
birds you have here are acces-
sible. The Cock-of-the-Rock is
up there with the great birds of
the world, and you've got them
here in Guyana and we can get
in to see them easily." he noted.
GTIS said he pointed out
that one of their faxourite places
1'or birding \\.'. tIhe l11ie 'r'.1m
forest. ilth one of the lt Ih-
Itht' being thle c nlltopl \\.lk-
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Hoe\er lie noted tha:it to
attract birders to a new couin-
try, and keep them coming, con-
servation issues Imust be made
a high priority.
"You need to find out ho\\

he posited.
The operators, he said, felt
that Guyana must set up na-
tional parks to protect the natu-
ral resources.
"These birds and wildlife
will move away or die out if you
don't protect them and if they
go people will not come back
here." he said.
"People visiting countries
like to go to national parks.
They like to feel that the coun-
try they are visiting thinks
enough about its habitat and
environment to protect it.
Guyana could do with some.
National parks are big mag-
nets. People respect govern-
ments that set up national
parks," he noted.
However. GTIS said. de-
spite this recommendation the
tour operators said they would
feature Guvana as a destination
on their website and in their
newsletters, and matn\ plan to
give lectures on Guyana to their
local naturalist and birding
Tlhe Iledla representatives
who were on the FAM trip will
also be publishing articles in
Neotropical Birding and
Birdwatch maigaines.
The guides also said they
would Ie writing articles for
other publications including

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to be sentenced tomorrow
RHONDA Gomes, 24, of Lot 3009 North Ruimveldt,
Georgetown, pleaded guilty Friday to an unlawful gun
possession and other charges before Magistrate Oneidge
Walrond-Allicock and is to be sentenced tomorrow.
Gomes, charged along with Swiss Ilouse Caiibio owncr,
Fiarok lRazac and his beauty queen wife, Ca;rolan Lynch,
iniltially pleaded ino guilty when she appeared before atclingg
ChiCel M i; 11 i Cecil Sullivain on November 13 lIisl,
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.30 ammunition, 20 rounds .38 aunition, 2oudsn, 35 rounds
.32 rounds ammunition, one .22 round of ammunition and
47 12-guage cartridges.
Gomes after her first appearance, continued to attend
court as her trial was supposed to conmmece, and was
represented by several attorneys including Nigul Hughes
and Mark Waldron.

Corporal punishment

in schools not


HEAD of the Presidential
Secretariat, Dr. Roger
Luncheon has stressed that
the government backs the use
of corporal punishment in
schools, noting that it has not
been abolished.
lHe made the point at his
weekly post-Cobinet news
briefing Thursday, the
Government Infornmation
Ai-vn .' (GINA) said.
According to the agency, he
said Cabinet noted tlhe recent
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adlninistraiion took steps to
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GINA said lie emphasised
that the resort to corporal
punishment in schools,
though restricted, has not
been abolished in the
education system.
Asked why the government
still supports corporal
punishment in light of Guyana's
coilniilm enlts at the
internalioi evl vel for its
abolition, lie said, "In the
absence Il a Ipatently discernible
pulishtilient by rilnk :itd file
GIIyvInI seC it is moii stl unlikely
lthai 1e I dminiistlllion would
go nol tiIn I lihb Ito implemetliil
:itnd l i1) l some justification
I1o so doiil. ,"
ie noted, G;INA said, the
government conceives that
corporal punishment can be
an emotive issue but its
concerns are deeply rooted in
an abiding conviction by most
Guyanese that the penalty
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the election of councillors of Local Democratic organs.
A motion dealing with the nomination of members of the
Select Committee is also scheduled to be tabled.
Another, to be tabled by People's National Congress
Reform (PNCR) member, Mr. Winston Murray, calls for
the National Assembly to accept the National Development
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LONDON/ROME, (Reuters) -
A radioactive substance that
killed former Russian spy
Alexander Litvinenko has
been found in Italian contact
Mario Scaramella but so far
he shows no sign of radiation
poisoning, a British hospital
said yesterday.
However, an Italian senator
who spoke to Scaramella yes-
terday said health officials had
told Scaramella the dose of ra-
diation he has received is usu-
ally fatal.
Litvinenko's mysterious
poisoning by the radioactive
isotope polonium 210 has
sparked a health scare and
strained London's relations with
In another twist, British
health officials said yesterday
they had checked an area of top
soccer club Arsenal's London
stadium for radiation as part of
the Litvinenko probe, but had
found no risk to public health.
Litvinenko, a former agent
turned fierce Kremlin critic, ac-
cused Russian President
Vladimir Putin of ordering his
slow, agonising death.
Moscow denies involve-
ment. Other theories have
centred on the possible involve-
ment of rogue Russian agents.
Scaramella met Litvinenko at
a London sushi restaurant on
Nov. 1, the same day the Rus-
sian fell ill, to show him e-mails
from a source warning both their
lives might be in danger.
Officials said a female rela-
tive of Litvinenko reported
to be his widow Marina had
traces of polonium 210 in her
urine. They said she was not in
short-term danger and any long-
term risk was likely to be small.
The London hospital treat-
ing Scaramella said he was well
and initial tests showed no evi-
dence of radiation sickness.
Italian Senator Paolo
Guzzanti, who spoke to
Scaramella by phone, said health
officials had told him the
amount of polonium in his body

was 10 or 20 times less than
that detected in Litvinenko. but
was still in a lethal quantity.
"They also said so far. no-
body could ever survive this
poison, so it is very unlikely he
could. But, if he doesn't col-
lapse in three months, there is
a kind of hope ... They said
that every six months ... the ra-
"dioactivity decreases by half,"
he told Reuters.
Italy's chief medical officer
was briefed by health officials
in London yesterday, a British
government source said.
The check on Arsenal's
new 60,000 seat stadium is in-
triguing because Andrei
Lugovoi, a former KGB officer
who met Litvinenko on Nov. 1,
told British newspapers he
travelled to London on Oct. 31
with his wife and three children
to watch CSKA Moscow play
Arsenal in a Champions League
game on Nov. 1.
Lugovoi told The Times
last month Litvinenko had asked
to see him to discuss a business
opportunity and said he had
nothing to do with any attempt
on Litvinenko's life.
An Arsenal spokeswoman
said the club had been assured
that the stadium was absolutely
safe to operate.
British authorities said last
week that traces of radiation
had been found at 12 sites and
aboard planes that carried
33,000 passengers in the past
"We know of nobody who
has reported to any UK hospi-
tal with symptoms similar to
Litvinenko," the government
source said.
Tests for radiation at the
university where Russian
politician Yegor Gaidar col-
lapsed last month and at the
hospital that treated him
proved negative, Irish health
officials said.
Russia's Defence Minis-
ter Sergei Ivanov promised
full cooperation with the
Litvinenko investigation.

Bombs devastate Baghdad market

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- kill 51
By Mussab Al-Khairalla and
Alastair Macdonald

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) Car
bombs tore through a fruit
and vegetable market in a
Shi'ite area of central
Baghdad yesterday, killing at
least 51 people in another
devastating attack fuelling a
vicious cycle of sectarian vio-
The bombing came two
days after U.S. President George
W. Bush met Iraq's prime min-
ister to discuss ways to avert
all-out civil war and 10 days af-
ter the bloodiest attack since the
U.S. invasion killed more than
200 people in the capital.
It coincided with a report
that U.S. Defence Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld told the White
House before announcing his
resignation last month the
administration's Iraq strategy
was not working and proposed
a battery of changes including
possible troop reductions.
"In my view it is time for a
major adjustment. Clearly, what
U.S. forces are currently doing
in Iraq is not working well
enough or fast enough."
Rumsfeld said in the classified
memo, dated Nov. 6. obtained
by The New York Times.
The Pentagon confirmed the
memo's authenticity but de-
clined further comment.
Rumsfeld outlined several
options in the memo for policy
changes, including reductions in
U.S. forces and bases in Iraq as
well as a recasting of the U.S.
mission and goals there, but he
endorsed no specific recommen-
His language was echoed in
remarks Bush made on Nov. 8
when he announced Rumsfeld's
resignation the day after Demo-
crats won control of Congress
in elections dominated by voter
unhappiness over the Iraq war.
Bush said it was time for a
change in Iraq and Iraq policy
was "not working well enough,
fast enough."
Rumsfeld, who has publicly
voiced confidence over U.S.
strategy in Iraq, remains in
charge at the Pentagon until his

Among the proposals out-
lined in the Rumsfeld memo
were positioning substantial
U.S. forces near the Iranian and
Syrian borders to stem infiltra-
tion and reduce Iranian influence
on the Iraqi government.
The White House said
Bush would meet one of the
most powerful Shi'ite leaders in
Iraq, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, to-
morrow and the Sunni vice
president later this month as he
seeks to become more directly
involved in calming sectarian
Hakim yesterday brushed
aside the sectarian violence as
politically inspired and rejected
a call by U.N. Secretary Gen-
eral Kofi Annan for an interna-
tional summit on Iraq, saying
the "solution is from Baghdad,
not conferences outside Iraq."

This week, an independent
bipartisan group will recom-
mend to Bush U.S. troops pull
back into their bases in Iraq in
more of a support role, while
providing training and equip-
ment for Iraqi forces and prepar-
ing for a gradual withdrawal.
Bush has indicated he will
look closely at but not nec-
essarily heed the findings of
the independent Iraq Study
Group. Internal White House
and Pentagon reviews are also
nearing completion.
"I want to hear all advice
before I make any decisions
about adjustments to our
strategy in Iraq," he said yes-
terday, while insisting that
his objective remained a
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successor, former CIA chief
Robert Gates. is confirmed by
the Senate.
Bush, under pressure to
change course in Iraq,
pledged in his weekly radio
address yesterday to seek bi-
partisan consensus on the
way forward.
In Baghdad, angry locals
screamed in rage against Saddam
Hussein's Baath party and
speculated Sunni insurgents
may have planted the bombs in
retaliation for a raid on a nearby
Sunni rebel stronghold Friday
by Iraqi and U.S. troops.

A resident spoke of three
huge blasts going off in the space
of two or three minutes, send-
ing black smoke billowing
through the narrow lanes of the
old Sadriya quarter and leaving
a scene of carnage and devasta-
A dozen cars were charred
and market stalls were burnt
Sources at police headquar-
ters and the Interior Ministry
said 51 people were killed and
90 people wounded.
"The first explosion shook
the area and a large piece of
shrapnel landed near me. I saw
people carrying bodies and
dazed people running in all di-
rections," said the resident, who
asked to remain anonymous.
"My brother! My
brother!" one man screamed as
he tried in vain on his mobile
phone to raise a relative who
had been shopping nearby.
Friday, Iraqi and American
troops stormed the Fadhil area
of the old quarter, backed by
U.S. attack helicopters, and
fought suspected Sunni mili-
tants for several hours.
: That show of strength came
a day after Iraqi Prime Minis-
ter Nuri al-Maliki said Iraqi
forces would be able to take
over from U.S. troops by June
In talks in Jordan, Bush
strongly backed him as the
"right guy" and agreed to speed
up training of Iraqi troops so
they could take responsibility
movie quickly.

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MONTREAL, (Reuters) Canada's official opposition Lib-
erals yesterday unexpectedly chose former Environment
Minister Stephane Dion as their new leader despite po-
litical shortcomings that could hinder his chances in an
election expected next year.
Dion, in fourth place after the first round of voting, beat
former Harvard academic Michael Ignatieff on the fourth and
final ballot at a Montreal leadership convention. Dion won by
2,521 votes to 2,084.
The Liberals have dominated Canadian politics for the past
century but lost power to the Conservatives in a January elec-
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set to fall in 2007, sparking a new election.
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environment, a topic of increasing importance to Canadians.
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English with a heavy French accent, which could make it hard
to win over voters in what is a predominantly Anglophone coun-
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which accounts for a quarter of the seats in the federal Parlia-
French-speaking separatists strongly dislike him for his ef-
forts to prevent them from holding a successful referendum on
whether Quebec should break away from the rest of Canada.
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Dion won the leadership, the Liberals would win 27 per
cent support if an election were held now, compared with
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 3, 2006


An editorial viewpoint
By Rickey Singh

IN WHAT' is viewed as the "Roger Khan saga" involving
allegations of narco-trafficking, execution plots, his forc-
ible and secretive entry into the U.S. from Trinidad and
Tobago to face trial for "conspiring to export cocaine" into
that country, it is reasonable for even those with no sym-
pathies for the Guyanese businessman, to ask what's re-
ally going on?
The question is not intended to side either with Khan, his
United States accusers, or those who first imprisoned him in
Suriname on sensational allegations, including murder plots, only
to suddenly deport him on a mere "illegal entry" charge, and then
mysteriously send him under police guard to l'rinidad and To-
bago from where he was flown to the U.S. against his will.
According to public perception, a businessman like Khan,
who at 34 is a very wealthy owner of extensive business inter-
ests, could well be involved in illegal activities such as drug traf-
ficking. But public perception is not evidence for a court of
law. any more than even the 'perception index' of the reputed
Transparency International.
If public perception were to be substituted for due pro-
cess, then some other "business" people, as well as some
politicians, customs, immigration and crime-investigating police
officials could well be behind bars for their questionable assets.
Basically, those questioning what's really going on in the
case of Roger Khan would wish to ascertain whether there have
been denials of due process by both Surinanlese and subse-
quently United States authorities. Or, to put it differently.
whether laws have been intentionally broken under the pretext
of upholding the rule of law?
If Khan did the crime he must certainly serve the lime. But
that requires transparent, unbiased and competent investigation
and, most decidedly, a fair trial in or out of Guyana. That
decisive moment has not yet been reached.
Even the incriminating claims against him in the last
U.S. State Department International Narcotics Control
Strategy Report has been found to be flawed in relation,
for instance, to a concession as claimed to have been
granted him by the Guyana Forestry Commission if we
are to be guided by the official denial that followed the
publication of that report..

Questions on 'Roger Khan saga'

Ilow\ev\er, tIwo recent developments iln Trinilidad and Tobago
romi where Khan was secretly flown off to the
U.S., following his sudden release from prison in Surinalne iaf-
ler being detained, along with his three bodyguards in ,June, have
deepened interest in this highly controversial case.
First, as reported in the local and regional media last month,
Khan's lawyers were successful in securing the ruling by a High
Court Judge to permit a judicial review of the proceedings that
had resulted in their client's removal, against his will, from
Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S.
The ruling allowed Khan to "ch allenge and impugn" the de-
cisions of two officials of the Trinidad and Tobago government,
namely immigration officer Stephen Sookraln, and lawyer David
West of the Attorney General's office. Khan's lawyers had iden-
tified them as having been involved in the controversial arrange-
ments to have him flown to the U.S.
Secondly, came a surprising intervention by the Director of
Public Prosecutions, Geoffrey Henderson, to have the charges
brought against Sookrain and Best withdrawn.
By last week, I was informed, Khan's lawyers were in
the process of applying to the Trinidad and Tobago High
Court for a review of the DPP's action to determine
whether his "discretion" in the matter involving their cli-
ent, was "properly exercised".
When I first reported earlier this year in this newspaper on
"Uncle Sam's Kidnapping of Khan", as published on July 2.
one U.S. diplomat was to remark in another newspaper that
perhaps it may have resulted from "too much reading of spy
That \was certainly no denial. Subsequent events, including
disclosures by the Surinamnese authorities, were to confirm llha
Roger Khan could only have been Ilown to lthe U.S. against his
will as the govCernmentl in Paramaribo had admitted deporting
him to Guyana via Trinidad and Tobago.
Why' Suriname did not deport Khan directly to Guyana in
the straightforward manner as recently done for his
three bodyguards is another mailer. Last Friday, all Ihree of the
bodyguardsd" walked free afler pleading guilty in the
Georgeto\n Magmistrates Courl Ito having illegally departed this
cotunir\ lor Surina'ie.
Of) even greater significance is why was Khan simply
deported for being an "illegal alien" in Suriname when,
following his dramatic capture and incarceration and

waiting for his day in court, he was accused by Justice Min-
ister and former Police Commissioner, Chandrikhapersad
Santokhi of having planned to "assassinate" a number of
unnamed public officials in that country.
NO EVIDENCE is known to have been advanced then or
even right up to the time of Khan's controversial deportation
from Suriname and kidnapping into the U.S.
In any other CARICOM jurisdiction legal proceedings
would certainly have been instituted'against Justice Minister
Santokhi who, according to media reports, had been in regular
contact with collaborators in the Guyana Police Force before and
during Khan's imprisonment in Suriname.
The case becomes even more intriguing when it is realized
that having originally claimed that there was "sufficient evidence
to secure a grand jury indictment" against Khan for allegedly
exporting cocaine into the U.S. the world's biggest consumer
of illegal drugs his American prosecutors kept requesting and
obtaining court permission for more time to "gather appropri-
ate evidence..."
Whatever happened to the "sufficient evidence" that led to
the grand jury indictment? As I recall, there have already been
three such adjournments, and a "trial" is not now expected be-
fore March next year. That would be some nine months after
Khan was forcibly taken into the U.S. following his sudden.
controversial "deportation" of convenience from Suriname.
Consequently, the recurring question: What's really
going on by law enforcement and judicial authorities in
the case of Roger Khan?


Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
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Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyana.

Of elections and

witness 'protection'

Chavez/Anthony victories and threat to

region justice system

WITH three weeks to go for Christmas day, the guessing game
about an early general election this year in Jamaica has been
put to rest with lingering speculations of its likelihood before
the start of Cricket World Cup 2007.
For all the public displays of optimism, both the incumbent
People's National Party and its challenger for power, the Jamaica
Labour Party, remain anxiously glued to the shifting moods of the
electorate as reflected in recent opinion polls while their strategists
nervously plan ahead.
Across in Venezuela pollsters and political pundits are engaged
in their own electoral mathematics as voters today trek to polling
divisions to decide whether to keep President Hugo Chavez for an-
other six-year term. Or, quite unlikely, make President George Bush
happy by giving state power instead to his U.S.-backed challenger
Manuel Rosales.
The charismatic Chavez. ever in a pugntaciouIs mood when it
comes to President Bush. boasted to his followers at a closing ca-ii
paign rally: "We are confronting the devil (his caricature of Bush)
and we will hit a home run-off the devil on Sund.ay"
Today's presidential battle in Venezuela perhaps holds more
interest than any other within recent memory for a United States
administration that is already bewildered by a sIring of electoral
victories this year by lellist or lefl-of-centre presidents in Latin
Caribbean Community governments, with the possible excep-
tion of The Bahamas, are all assumed to be looking out for a Chave/.
victory, and not just because of the Vene/uela-initiated
'PetroCaribe' project with which many ofl hei, including Guyana's,
are involved.
Much is at stake for sovereign rights, political stability and se-
curityl o the C:ainhbeban-Luatin American region at today's crucial
presidcntial poll in Ve1ne/uela.
For its part, ( Guyalna could hope for some last-track agreements
with a new C'haczc administration on ecotnormic development, with
foreign investment, in the disputed region of the Essequibo, instead
i ,ol;t,till)iinlg f ijendship I;hl mqric from Caracas., ,


organizations linked to the criminal underworld go free.
It doesn't really matter now what specific instance. what
particular case may have finally pushed DPP Henderson into
going public with his recent sombre message as it affects his
"You only have to look at the statistics to realise", he said.
"that many witnesses seem to be intimidated to the point where

Across in the Eastern Caribbean, the duel for power be- they refuse to come to court. It is a serious cause for concern...
tween St Lucia's governing Labour Party and the opposition "There are even police officers who are afraid to give
United Workers Party moves into its final week before voters evidence....and we do not even have sufficient objective evi-
decided next Monday (December 11) on what is expected to be dence in the form of fingerprints or DNA...We have to rely
a third consecutive term for the administration of Prime Min- almost exclusively on either the account of witnesses or on
ister Kenny Anthony. confessions..."
Meanwhile, along with recurring debates oni issues of elections Now that the DPP and Chief Magistrate have sounded the alarm
campaign funding, abolishing of the death penalty for murder and bell. hopefully with the cooperation of the Attorney General and
replacing the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as the local bar associations, new initiatives could be collectively pur-
the final appellate court for all member states of CARICOM, there sued to effectively curb the chilling problem facing the criminal jus-
is now a new concern in a number of national jurisdictions over an lice system in that twiin-island state.
endangered criminal justice system due to lack of an effective \wit- Whatever the measure of success achieved in Trinidad and To-
ness protection programme, hago could stimulate or guide other CARICOM jurisdictions that
The issue was forcefully brought to public attention with an are also suffering the consequences of not having even the sem-
alarming warning just over a week ago by Trinidad and Tobago's balance of a witness protection programme, and which also lack the
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Geoffrey Henderson, and technologies of fingerprint and DNA testing.
immediately found support from Chief Magistrate Sherman For all the outpourings of rage by officialdom against ranpanl
McNicholls. criminality, the escalating murders, armed kidnarppings and robber-
Henderson and McNicholls deserve to be coinmenided for go- ies. too many CARICOMN administrations continue to substitute
ing public on the dangers facing the criminal justice system dcue talk for action when it comes to having in place an effective \\il-
largely to the absence of an effective system to protect witnesses, ness protection progranlmne ais well as enabling technological devices
But the reality is that tIhey cannot escape some of the blame as to stop the decay of the criminal justice administration system.
ipart of" the coterie of public officials involved in the criminal jus- Question is why, since their collective agreement back in 1997
lice administration system, including the Attorney General, John to establish, with assistance of the U.S.. a region-wide witness pro-
Jeremie. Whatl, for instance. tendered written alert/suggestions to election progranmile, slruclured to meel requirements of local juris-
(he relevant authorities existed before the I)PP wenl public w\ith dictions and sustained by collaboration of all participating slates,
his expressed fears'? no such plan Iias been impleiimenicid'?
Crumbling of tie criminal justice system has been e\i- Main fcaluris of a proposed "Criminal Justice Proleclion
dent for a pretty long time, not only in Trinidad and Tobago Prog'raiicune' were outlined in thle historic 'T' ariinership for I'ro-
but in a number of other CARIICOMI jurisdictions, as would perity and Security in the Caribbean'" agreement signed in May 1997
be known to judges, magistrates, local bar associations and and known as tihe "B ridgelo\ n Accord". Ilt lid resulted lfrom ulrcsi-
human rights activists. dent Bill Clinton's summit in Barbados \with CARICONI Icaders,
As well. of course, those often n lell to suffer the terrible the first such seeing on Caribbean soil.
pain when key witnesses in court trials a.e ruthlessly executed, ju- Nine years have passed without such a witness protection
rorls compromised and judicial and lail enforcement personnel in- programmnie in operation in any CARIC)OM state.
tinidaled, as. murdeerers and fat cats of the illicit drug trade and rogue; ,, .i, Why,', b .,. ,:, .,
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 3, 2006



I PULLED back just in time
one day last week from stop-
ping and shaking hands with
a jiggling Santa in Fogarty's
on Water Street, Georgetown.
I was moving through the
popular store and saw this
short fat man in red and with a
white beard trying to stand and
wine, and he looked so amus-
ing that I was about to stop
and give him some advice on
how to do some good and
proper back-balling.
(It seemed to me that was
what the poor smiling guy was
trying to get into, wriggling his
waist in a poor imitation of
As I neared him. I was even
thinking about offering to give
the Santa a back-balling demon-
stration by hoping to entice one
of the many swaying ladies
moving around the store to join
me and show the jolly fellow
how it's done. (Fogarty's, after
all, puts on several shows for its
shoppers and why not me?)
But before I could pluck up
the courage to get up close and
personal and hit a hottie, real-
ity hit home.
The jiggling Santa was a
fake Santa one of those large
wind-up toys operating on bat-
teries and made to look as if it's
I rattled up a quick thank
you prayer to the Most High,
thanking him profusely that he
had stopped me just in time
from making a right ass of my-
self by stopping to chat with a
jiggling fake Santa.
And there went all my
hopes of scoring with one of
those hot, hot female shoppers
in Fogarty's that day.
It's a good Christmas touch
by Fogarty's though. I saw sev-
eral persons laughing at his
never-ending antics as they
passed by, some bending over in
Spreading joy through
laughter fits in with the spirit of
the season and what better way
to go Ho! Ho! Ho! than wrig-
gling as you go along, hoping
some good luck and glad tidings
wriggle their way to your cor-
That Santa programmed to
back-ball in his own fashion is
a sure sign that the Christmas
spirit has already taken hold.
Better that spirit than the
kind some people believe have
taken hold at the Annandale Sec-
ondary School on the East
Coast Demerara, where protest-
ing parents last week managed
to get the authorities to smash
down a canteen they claim was
built on the old graves of
Dutchmen, annoying their spir-
its and causing a mystery illness
affecting some mostly female
Those are the kinds of
ghost stories we can do with-
out at this season and the
sooner the authorities can get to

the bottom of this mystery the
better it would be for all con-
Yo, Region Four Education
Department authorities! How
about asking Fogarty's to help
you get a wriggling Santa to put
near them restless dead Dutch-
men and give them something to
laugh and go Ho! Ho! Ho! about
rather than trying to scare poor
school students'?
Talk about mean
This is the time when stu-
dents look forward to Christmas
parties to ease their minds after
all that hard studying during the
rest of the year and it's so mean
to scare them with scary ghost
Me? I ain looking forward
to getting round and about this
I wish 1 could meet a real

Santa and get him to share with
me his secret about getting into
and out of other people's
houses at nights this season
without getting caught. That
calls for a lot of skill which I
don't think that wriggling fake
Santa at Fogarty's can share
with me.
All right, people I have no
intention of becoming a cat bur-
glar. I don't break into other
people's homes, if that's what
you are thinking.
It's just that I wish I can get
like the real Santa to pop into
other people's houses because
of the invitations I gel around
this time.
What invitations?
Shhh...don't tell anybody,
I don't know why but 1
have often been told by some of
the female of the species they

wish they could wake up
Christmas morning and find me
in their Christmas stocking.
I don't know why. Is it be-
cause 1 am not a huge man and
can be stuffed in a Christmas
I wish I can help fulfil that
wish. Oh, what joy to the
world that would be!
Yeah, right!
Anyways. there's nothing
wrong in wishing, is there?
In the meantime. I'll try to
persuade the top guys at
Fogarty's to see if they would
allow me to stick around that
wriggling fake Santa trying to
back-ball, and see if I could
meet a real Santa who can
teach me the secrets of the real
Christmas is all about shar-
ing and maybe the real Santa
would pop by and share his se-


eds s-nce lk\el iof
ontiLc. oci.al and
Opmneni \atr iro u
tly, the integration
spurred just last
e continent's For-
reached an agree-
th American citi-
l throughout the
tout visas.
promote develop-
g within the com-
ammit will also ex-
sibility of setting
the South", a pro-
ed by President
of Venezuela.
ian president out-
goals and mecha-
applied at the so-
ral, economic, en-
and institutional
levels to create the
can bloc". Many
re not new, and it
that his ideas on
ial and cultural is-
sely with those of
anese President
(1918-1997) for a
Human Order,
gently championed
the international

sidelines of the
summit, the Boliv-
nt is organising a
ial summit", ex-
act 1,500 partici-
uss various issues
migration, the en-

indigenous peoples. he.alh. edu-
cation. enploynieni. the e\er-
ise of democrats. .nd respe'i
for Cultural dl\ C il'.i
Co-sponsored by leftist
trade unions and farmers'
organizations allied to Presi-
dent Morales, it expectedly
will reject neo-liberal policies
while condemning all Washing-
ton-encouraged free trade
Actually, the topic of free
trade features prominently in
President Morales' paper. In
speaking out against free trade
as advanced under the stalled
Free Trade Area of the Ameri-
cas (FTAA), he expresses a
preference for "fair trade".
At the summit, trade con-
cerns are anticipated to gener-
ate intense discussions and, ob-
viously, also differences in
views since some South Ameri-
can countries are actively nego-
tiating free trade agreements
with the United States. It is no
secret, too, that Bolivia is a
strong supporter of the
Bolivarian Alternative to Free
Trade (ALBA), the anti-FTAA
initiative promoted by Venezu-
In previous SACN discus-
sions, the idea of a convergence
of the Andean Group and
Mercosur to form the basis of
the South American political
and economic union had already
gained some sort of a consen-
whilee has already recognized


BOLIVIA'S President Eio at arNming sp
Morales in late October re- political. econl
leased a paper advocating culturalJde\cl
steps the fledgling South country to co.i
American Community of Na- Significand
tions (SACN) should take to process was
deepen the continent's inte- week when th
gration process. eign Ministers
This document, circulated ment for Soul
earlier to all South American zens to trave
presidents, proposes that the continent with
second Summit of the Commu- And to pi
nity, to be held in the Bob\ian ment financing
city of Cochabamba on Decem- munity, the sut
ber 8-9, must "pass beyond amine the fea
declarations to deeds". Presi- up a "Bank of
dent Morales challenges his col- posal initiate
leagues to "advance towards a Hugo Chavez
treaty which makes the South The Boliv
American Community of Na- lines specific
tions true SouthAmerican bloc nisms to be a
at the political, economic, social cial and culture
and cultural level." vironmental,
Indeed, the overall objective arid political 1
of the SACN is to evolve itself "South Ameri
into a union with strong politi- of his views a
cal and economic clout. But the is significant
community is handicapped economic, soc
from moving purposely in this sues mesh clo
direction because it has no es- former Guy;
tablished central secretariat or Cheddi Jagan
an administrative structure New Global
manned by international civil which is curr
servants, by Guyana in
There are some South arena.
American leaders who want the On the s
SACN to move rapidly to such presidential si
a union since this will provide ian governme
effective political and economic parallel "soc
advantages. But.President Mo- pected to attr
rales warns about moving too pants, to disc
fast and proposes that the pro- p :-:.-n t"o
cess of integration should evolve

crets with me.
So, if you see me lurking
around that wriggling Santa

this fact and recently rejoined
the Andean Community as an
associate member. This leaves
out Guyana and Suriname from
gaining from such a convergence
since they do not belong to ei-
ther group.
Certainly, it now becomes
essential for them to take steps
in associating themselves with
one of these two groups, pref-
erably Mercosur.
One important aspect of in-
tegration that the leaders will
review is the Initiative for the
Integration of Regional Infra-
structure in South America
As one of the main integra-
tion planks of the community,
IIRSA has already developed
comprehensive plans for estab-
lishing transportation links
across the continent. However,
concerns are being expressed
about the objectives of the
IIRSA road projects, including
their effects on the natural envi-
As President Morales puts
it, these projects must "take
into account the concerns of the
people who want to see high-
ways in the framework of poles
of development and not high-
ways through which containers
pass for export in the midst of
'nr"ridore f' misery .'nd an in-

at Fogarty's, please don't
think I am trying to learn
back-balling lessons from it.

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c;ri.,- inr,.iernal dehit
\\ ith regard to en. irt..ninen-
1.i1 ,,Lae- thee remain a, l p
pru.rii;. cspeci.ll .' hen mnosT,
, ithe ,ouniric-s tirin p.rt ot
ihe laire -\rmzon bjsin In
hll ,e C.unlriie'. the fore'si
:lrri, gj reia palt ol their na-
iion:il en' iionmenil.l heriti'2e
which h the', ha c ii', pil.iec
Since Illo-4 .a the firsi Sum-
11111 the Anieric. A in Miaini.
Gu', ania uggeied the creation
,:,f reiiunal 'orci nionitoring
lund" to assist the countriC. in
ni-aging then I'ornct reoiiurces
li train loreTi rangers, and to
conduct cientalic studies uf
',rest products and their tainable development.
The South American lead-
ers should revisit this idea
which can surely aid in the
"environmental integration" of
the continent.
It is expected that this sum-
mit will have to move the
South American integration'
process another step forward.
At this moment, the people of
the continent want to see some
tangible actions to improve
their standards of living and ce-
ment growing unity at the po-
litical, economic and social lev-
Certainly, this is a stiff chal-
lenge considering the ideological
differences among the various
presidents and the bilateral dis-
agreements existing between
some of the countries.
However, if the leaders
agree on a plan of action, even
if it has limited objectives but
geared towards closer integra-
tion, the decisions of this sum-
mit will be regarded as very
In this respect, President
Morales will feel satisfied that
his ideas on South American
unity are taking root.
(** The writer is
Guyana's ambassador to
Venezuela. The views ex-
pressed are solely those of
the writer.)

South American

summit in Bolivia sets

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 3, 2006

Canada: The

"MICHAEL Ignatieff strode
back into Canada bearing
gilt-edged promises that he
had kept a close watch on our
political evolution during his
decades on foreign soil and
that he would be appropri-
ately sensitive to our
sociopolitical nuances. He
then, by stating a position on
Quebec as a nation, pro-
ceeded to break our single
most important political ta-
boo. It is as if a papal candi-
date had suddenly barged into
a Catholic church and set the
altar ablaze."
So ran the lead editorial of
one of Canada's two national
newspapers, the National Post,
on the day after the blaze
spread to the roof. When
Michael Ignatieff, a candidate
for the leadership of the Liberal
Party and therefore potentially
a future prime minister, declared
last June that he saw the mainly
French-speaking province of
Quebec as "a nation" within
Canada, and was open to new
negotiations to enshrine that
concept in the constitution, he
re-opened the wound that never
really heals, and condemned the
country to another constitu-
tional crisis.
In October, taking their lead
from Ignatieff, the Quebec
branch of the Liberal Party
adopted a resolution calling for
the party to recognize "the
Quebec nation within Canada,"
and to "officialise this histori-
cal and social reality." Then the
separatist Quebec party in the
federal parliament, the Bloc
Quebecois, seized on that to in-
troduce a bill demanding "that
this House recognize that Que-
becers form a nation."
The Bloc hoped the other
parties would vote against
the bill, thereby demonstrat-
ing their alleged hostility to
French-speaking Quebecers
and their aspirations, but
Prime Minister Stephen
Harper was too clever for

Last week Wednesday, he
introduced a resolution declaring
that parliament recognizess that
the Quebecois form a nation
CANADA," and all the parties
flocked, to support it even

f'- .'A, / .-Mm

the Bloc Quebecois.
In one swift move Harper
won support for his Conserva-
tive Party in Quebec in the next
election, and boosted the
chances that Michael Ignatieff,
the easiest candidate to beat,
will win the leadership of the
Liberal Party. However, he also
raised the spectre of Quebec
separatism from its shallow
Harper's Conservatives, of
course, insist that they have
done no such thing. His Que-
bec lieutenant, Transport Min-
ister Lawrence Cannon, in a
performance that would have
left Don Rumsfeld envious, de-
nied that the motion had any le-
gal consequences: "We are not
at the point of a constitutional
demand. Has anyone seen a
constitutional demand in the
works? No, we haven't seen
one. Is it our intention to have
one? No, there is no intention
to have one."
But Andre Boisclair, leader
of the Parti Quebecois which
spearheads the separatist move-
ment within Quebec, took a very


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Dog Woke Up

different view. The motion to speaking majority in the other
recognize that Quebecers form a nine provinces is almost cer-
nation "will give us a powerful tainly doomed to failure for the
tool for the international recog- same reasons as the first two:
nition of a future sovereign there is no such formula. So at
Quebec... I feel better equipped the end of this road, very prob-
today to talk about sovereignty ably, lies a third referendum in
to Quebecers than I was before a Quebec that is feeling rejected
the motion." and alienated.
Since the "quiet revolution" Prime Minister Harper
of the 1960s delivered Quebec ;bears a good deal of blame for
into the modern world politi- this train-wreck with his too-
cally, the issue of independence clever resolution declaring the
for Canada's only French-major- Quebecois to be a nation
ity province has never gone "within a united Canada," but
away for long. The separatist the true responsibility lies with
Parti Quebecois has been in Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian-
power much of the time since born academic and journalist
then, and is favoured in the who had lived abroad for 27
opinion polls to return to consecutive years before he ar-
power in the next provincial rived in Canada from Harvard
election. Twice it has held ref- University last year to offer the
erendums on independence, and Liberal Party and the country
twice it has failed to get a "yes" his leadership.
vote, but it has promised an- The lesson that most Cana-
other when the circumstances dians (including most French-
are right. Canadians) had gleaned from the
In practice, "when the long and gruelling ordeal of ref-
circumstances are right" has erenda and constitutional crises
meant when francophone was that the country worked
Quebecers are feeling alien- perfectly well in practice, but
ated from English-speaking could not be made to work in
Canada. theory so stop obsessing
The first referendum on in- about constitutional principles.
dependence in 1980 was de- But Ignatieff was absent for all
feated 60-40, but after two that time, and he simply hadn't
failed attempts at constitutional grasped the lesson.
reform the second referendum in In the words of Ken
1995 came within a hair's- Dryden, also at one point a Lib-
breadth of saying "yes". Canada eral leadership candidate,
has now almost certainly em- Ignatieff "bumped into a chair
barked, willy-nilly, on a third and woke the dog up."
attempt at constitutional reform, But he will probably be
regardless of how much the, long gone, back to Harvard or
present government denies it. some other ivory tower, be-
The sleeping dog has fore the storm really hits
woken, and will have its day. Canada.
But a third attempt at, find- (** Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
ing a constitutional formula that don-based independent jour-
will satisfy both nationalist! nalist whose articles are pub-
Quebecois and the English- lished in 45 countries.)

By Ruben Silie

SINCE 1990, the United Nations has been working fer-
vently to propagate the concept of human development as
a methodology that places the value of an individual be-
fore all else, as something in itself, understanding that
the human being is the primary resource to advance the
fostering of development.
From that perspective, the objective is "...to create a
favourable environment so that persons, both individually and
collectively, could develop all their potential and have a rea-
sonable opportunity to live a productive and creative life ac-
cording to their n eds and interests".
This year we have observed how some of the countries that
have experienced economic growth have been unable to dupli-
cate such growth in the area of human development. These coun-
tries have shown economic growth rates which, while they en-
hance official rep6rts on the functioning of their respective
economies, are not so impressive in terms of their responses to
overcoming the existing levels' of poverty.
After sixteen years of implementation, the results of this
valuable programme have undoubtedly managed to emphasise
the importance of the human being as the subject and object of
development. It has given us an entire conceptual mechanism
and a methodology that allows for the deepening of the ap-
proach to the social reality, and in the process, to alter it.
If we were to draw up a list of conceptual legacies, we could
include issues such as the consolidation of individual rights and
freedoms; the promotion of social and cultural rights; the
institutionality of democracy; expanding the view to include the
more vulnerable groups or sectors; the crucial perspective re-
garding exclusion and the lack of opportunities to participate
actively in social and political decisions.
Nevertheless, despite all this great advancement made pos-
sible for us by the adoption of that more humane vision of the
social reality, poverty persists and most of our citizens are still
not living a quality civic life that would allow them to exercise
all.their rights.
The development programmes we have implemented in re-
cent years, even though they have raised productiv;,t '- :!s
and the capacity t(; gener-... .lthl have faith ~"- ; .:i' r:tl,

Castro's era in

Cuba may be over

- experts

By Jeff Franks

HAVANA, (Reuters) Fidel
Castro's absence yesterday
from a major military parade
in his honour was the surest
sign yet that his 47-year-long
reign as Cuba's undisputed
leader has come to an end,
experts said.
They said illness and old age
had done what 10 U.S. presi-
dents could not, clearing the
way for his brother Raul Castro
to take full command of the is-
Cuban officials have in-
sisted he will recover from in-
testinal surgery in late July that
forced him to temporarily turn
over power to Raul, his longtime
defence minister.
As late as Friday, Cuban
Vice President Carlos Lage said
in a closing ceremony for
Castro's 80th birthday celebra-
tion that "Fidel is recovering,
we will have him among us, he
will continue leading."
But his inability last week
to attend any of the birthday
events, culminating with
yesterday's parade in Havana's
Revolution Square, says other-
:wise, analysts said.
"I think Dec. 2 clearly
marks the end of the Fidel era.
We have now unambiguously
entered a new post-Fidel phase
in, the revolution," said Frank
Mora, a professor of national
security strategy at the National
War College in Washington.
Castro has not been seen in
public for more than four:
months, and looked feeble in the
few photos and videos the gov-

ernment has released, leading
many analysts to predict a re-
duced role for him in the future.
SBut they still watched
closely last week to see if the
bearded revolutionary who has
survived war and assassination
attempts and been a fixture on
the world scene since 1959
might show up at his birthday

Fidel Castro

celebration in better health.
Even after he sent a message
to an opening birthday gala on
STuesday saying he was not up
to attending, many experts and
Cubans thought he would show
;up for the military parade, the
kind of grand occasion at which
ihe has revelled in the past.

Now it is obvious, said
Latin American expert Julia
Sweig of the Council of For-
eign Relations in Washington,
"Fidel really is not well
enough to make public ap

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guarantee better distribution of wealth.
As a matter of fact, job opportunities have not been con-
sistent with the demand. The job market has grown more
quickly than employment, leaving the average income of the
working population at a highly precarious level.
As the labour supply has become globalised, migra-
tion has emerged as an escape valve for the social pres-
sure brought about by the demand for employment; but

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

even though it resolves the issue concerning the job mar-
ket it has not served as a process that could efficiently
help overcome poverty.
A counterproductive consequence of migration is that by
deepening the transnationality 6f societies, consumption expec-
tations become even greater.
The great dilenuna regarding the concentration of earnings
is that never before has consumption become a current prac-
tice, whose spectrum grows wider as a result of the expansion
of communications. Consumption has been proclaimed as one
of the status indicators most preferred and desired by the popu-
lation in general.
That context of economic growth without human develop-
ment helps to increase social inequalities and exclusion, severely
affecting social cohesion.
In other words, despite the considerable material progress
experienced by humanity, poverty continues to be an unresolved
This must be a reason for alarm for all, since, as indi-
cated by the new Nobel Peace Prize Winner,
Muhammad Yunus, poverty is a threat to peace.
(** Dr. Rubin Silie Valdez is the Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States. The views expressed are not
necessarily the official views of the ACS. Comments can be
sent to: mail@acs-aec.org)
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WISHBONE OPENING: Co-owners of the re-opened Wishbone restaurant, Leonard Gomes and Raymond Alli help
their daughters Zelena and Cassie to cut the ribbon to officially open the restaurant.

The Wishbone is back

THE popular 1990's city restaurant, Wishbone, has re-opened
thanks to Lenray's Investment, the proprietors of the People's
Pawn Shop, Red Dragon Club and the Coney Island.
According to the investors, the new Wishbone follows the
popular buffet-style service, but with a much wider menu.

The new restaurant also boasts an air-conditioned VIP lounge
and cameras that allow you to see the cooks in action.
The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Robb
Street, Georgetown complex that once housed the famous
German's Restaurant.


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THE government has in-
vested more than $1B this
year to further strengthen
the country's coastland
against high tides through
the construction, upgrading
and maintenance of sea de-
fences, according to the Gov-
ernment Information Agency
It said that earlier this
year, the administration allo-
cated $650M for several sea
defence projects. An additional
$549M was later made avail-
able for more improvement
At Leguan. rip-rap con-
struction was done at Blenheim,
Phoenix and Belfield at a total
cost of $300M while three sepa-
rate projects are ongoing at Rush
Brook, Zeelandia and Maria
Johanna on Wakenaam Island
that would cost $219M, the
agency said.
Another $100M is being
spent to continue works at
Ruimzeight, West Coast
Demerara on a programme that
targets construction of close to
400 metres of rip-rap structure
annually. Under the 2005 work
programme, $101M was spent
to construct the first 400
GINA said that based on
the effectiveness of the rip-rap
construction, the government
introduced it also at Crane. West
Coast Demerara.
In Region Six (East Berbice/
Corcntyne), the slope wall at
Skeldon was reinforced under a
$13M project while at Glasgow.

$96M is being spent on similar
works slated for completion be-
fore this month end.
A $47M project at Line
Path, Skeldon is expected to
commence shortly, the agency
In Region Two (Pomeroon/
Supenaam), another vulnerable
area, $14M was spent to
strengthen the sea defence at
Devonshire Castle and Maria's
Other infrastructural works
were completed in other areas
including construction of an
earthen embankment from
Montrose to Triumph, East
Coast Demerara, emergency re-
pairs at Foulis and revetment
works at Belle Vue, West Bank
Project Manager of the Sea
Defence Unit of the Ministry of
Public Works and Communica-
tions, Agnes Dalrymple, told
GINA focus is directed mostly
on construction rather than
emergency repairs, taking into
consideration the high cost as-
sociated with sea defence
Work is under way to en-
hance monitoring and mainte-
nance of the sea defence infra-
structure and it is expected that
an effective system will be in
full operation early next year,
the agency said.
The land level on the
coastal plain is about one
metre below the high tide
level and with the effects of
global warming which result
in 'ice-caps' melting, and
constant rise in the sea level,
Guyana's shoreline is under
threat, it noted.

A large scale Mining Company wishes
to receive Tenders from prospective
Contractors for the Hauling of Bauxite
Ore at its Kwakwani location.

Details of the job can be obtained from
the office of the Finance Manager
Ramdeo Kumar at the below mentioned




Please submit all offers by December 4 2006 for the attention of:

278 Forshaw Street, Queenstown,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel: 592-22-50231/74286. Fax:592-22-58975


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done several courses in manage-
ment, financial management,
management auditing, fish tech-
nology training and others, the
company said.
Mr. Seepaul has been em-
ployed at Banks since 1981,


when he joined as junior clerk
in the beverage warehouse
where he served for five years
and was subsequently trans-
lerred to the liquor \\ arhouse
where he attained the position
of manager and served in that ca-
pacity lor six years.
By v irtue of his hard work
and dedication, the comllpaIn
said he wa\s gi\en the challenge
o manage Ihe company ,s credit

BREWERY giant Banks DIH
Limited has made two more
The company announced
that Trevor Nero is the new ex-
ecutive in charge of the Trisco
division, while
Seepaul has been
appointed Fi-
nance Controller.
Mr. Nero
joined the com-
pany in January,
1994 as the man-
ager of the Nov-
elty Ice and Luco

food plants and
worked his way
up to his present
According to
the company,
managing those
departments -
brought out his
managerial ability
and interpersonal
skills and this en- MR.
courage manage-
ment to add another department
under his responsibility, paving
the way for him to manage the
bakery. This became possible
after training in bakery technol-
ogy at Salisbury College in En-
On his return, he was pro-
moted to senior executive. with
additional duties, managing the
canteen, dairy, no.\veltv ice
plant. Trisco hiscuits. and cereal
Prior to his appointment at
Banks DIH Limited. Nero
worked for 12 \'ears al Guyanma
Fisheries Limited. He started as
the quality controller and sub-
sequently as the managing d-
rec,tor. a position he resigned in
1993 to join Banks.
Nero has a Bachelor's De-
gree in Biology/Chemistry. 20
years experience ranging from
laboratory technician, food
product development technolo-
gist in fruits, fish, meat and ve-
etable processing plant.
The Trisco executive has

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To all Timber Dealers, Saw Millers, Owners of
Lumber Yards, Firewood and Charcoal Producers

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) wishes to invite all Timber
Dealers (both lumber yard operators and exporters). Saw Millers,
Firewood and Charcoal Producers in Region 10 to attend an important
meeting on:

Wednesday 6th December, 2006,
from 9 11:00am
at the Linden Constabulary Boardroom,

James Singh
Commissioner ofForests

CHUTNEY SOCA WINNERS: from left: Kamla Rampersaud, Rajesh Dubraj, Girley Persaud and Prem Singh.

Chutney winners get prizes

WINNERS in the national
Chutney Soca singing com-
petition held November 18
last at the Starlight Drive-in
cinema, East Coast
Demerara, yesterday re-
ceived their prizes at a cer-
emony at the Ogle Commu-
nity Centre, also on the East
Ms. Kamla Rampersaud.
who was first. \woon $200.000
cash. a trophy from Impulse
Enerigv Drink. a trip lor two
to the Ari\ro Poinlt resort and
a hamtlpelr fromi Ricks' and
Co inlng ill second \\ l s r.
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The third prize was given
to Ms. Girley Persau'd who re-
ceived $50.000 and a hamper.
Mr. Prem Singh secured the
fourth place and won $25,000
cash and a hamper.
The six other contestants
were each awarded $10.000 and

a hamper.
According to promoter of
the competition. Mr. Sheik
Yaseen, the four judges rated
the contestants on originality.
timing, melody, presentation
and stage performance.
Main sponsors of the show
were Carib Beer (Ansa McAl),

Banks DIH, Sacre-Core and
Guyadin Construction.
Yaseen said the top three
winners will represent
Guyana against Suriname
and Trinidad in April 2007 at
the Caribbean Chutney Soca
Competition likely to be held

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vitae, no later than Friday December 8,2006.

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The Human Resources Officer
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department, a function he performed for eleven years.
He was promoted to executive in charge of the credit and
internal audit departments in 2003, a position he held up to the
time of his a;rp. ini-
ment as the Finance
( ,,rr,,.lk r.
Over the past 25
yeartn, le nitiased a
weMIth of ..,-..% Ii'h- r

mitarke ingl, iatfonalt-
titn t.chtology, eftgi-
neering, production
and finance and
served on several
cmmimes, inclndinc
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sm He asthe As- MR. TREVOR NERO
.c iation of Account-
ing Technician and Certified Accounting Technician qualifications
and is pursuing the final stages of the ACCA examination.
He also has a certificate and diploma in credit manage-
ment as well as a certificate in supervision and manage-

SANTA CLAUS IN TOWN: Christmas cheer giver Santa Claus arriving at Guyana Stores in Georgetown yesterday. He led
a grand parade to the store.

Urban development scheme

to continue next year

THE development and
modernisation thrust of the
government will enhance the
efficiency of the six munici-
palities in 2007 through the
implementation of the Mu-
nicipal Development Plan,
the Government Information




Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of
Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Guyana.

The applicant must hold at least a PhD degree and must have
considerable experience in University Administration. Preference will be
given to a person at the Professorial level.

The applicant should demonstrate an awareness of the issues pertinent
to higher education in a developing country such as Guyana; and should
evince a capability of giving leadership in the development and delivery of
tertiary eWvei curricula, relevant to the needs of the country. The applicant
hluldl aLso ave significant experience in planning, research, and
lmaim rmitin q4iredforthe administration of a university.

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Agency (GINA) has reported.
The five-year document, it
said, was designed by the six
municipalities with the assis-
tance of consultants from the
Federation of Canadian Munici-
palities (FCM) employed by
the Urban Development
Programme (UDP).
The plan's recommenda-
tions will be handed over to the
UDP for the implementation
process to begin, shortly, the
agency said.
FCM is an association of
municipal governments in
Canada that has supported the
local government reform pro-
cess in Guyana.
The plan caters for institu-
tional strengthening, capacity-
building and financial account-
ability among other areas in the
municipalities. ,

The plan. GINA said.
seeks to make municipalities
financially independent by im-
proving the operations of the
revenue structures, including
rates and taxes collection,
markets and recreational facili-
It is with this revenue
that the municipalities would
fund and maintain the recom-
mendations of the five-year
plan and beyond, the agency
It reported that for munici-
palities to be more aggressive.
the government amended Ar-
ticles 28:04 and 28:01of the
Municipal and District Coun-
cils Act to reflect valuation roles
based on current market values
and to increase the functioning
capacity of the municipalities

The Valuafio Dii ;on of
the Minisry- of Finance was
subsequently upgraded, person-
nel were trained and the depart-
ment equipped with computers,
GINA said.
It added that several by-
laws had to be revised to ensure
that fines were made relevant to
the current economic trends.
This, it said, was imple-
mented in the Corriverton, Rose
Hall and Anna Regina munici-
The UDP is being ex-
ecuted at a total cost of more
than $4B and is an initiative
by the government to improve
infrastructure and basic ser-
vices within the municipali-
ties of Anna Regina, Linden,
Georgetown, Corriverton,
Rose Hall and New


Toolsie Persaud Limited is establishing a Modern Sawmilling Plant atAnarika, on the right
bank of the Essequibo River, and urgently requires over 100 suitably quaj.iJe and
experienced persons to fill the following positions on location in time forthest week f
January 2007:-

Operation & Production Stupterirende
Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent
Electrical Maintenance Superintendent
Senior Sales Representative
Head Rig Band Saw Operators

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U-MOBILE yesterday ers in the market in Guyana can
launched its Christmas pro- expect new and exciting offer-
motion 'Walk In Dance ings especially during this
Out' featuring reigning Soca Christmas season.
monarch Adrian Dutchin of He added that next year all
X2 and a masquerade band. U-Mobile customers will ben-
The company said Custom- efit from an improved network
ers who buy new handsets with the best coverage, new
(Motorola C 122 or Nokia products, great service and
1110) for $7,999 will get a free state-of-the-art handsets.
CD player and a chance to win According to Gill, all hand-
a Sony Ericsson W810i. sets being sold are brand new
Adrian and the masquerade with warranties from the manu-
flouncers were among the first factuiers.
to "walk in" and then "dance The masquerade band will
out" with new CD players, it be travelling with U-Mobile
said. brand ambassadors around the
Chief Executive Officer Tim country during the season to
Bahrani, Marketing Director Ri- provide traditional Guyanese
chard Gill and Sales Director Christmas entertainment and
Sherif El Fayoumi were at the bring more awareness of the
store to greet customers and "Walk In Dance Out" offer.
hand over the free CD players, the company aid.
Speaking with journalists The offer is available across
after the launch. Marketing Di- the country at all U-Mobile
rector Richard Gill said custom- stores (Georgetown, New

DANCE IN: Adrian Dutchin
displays the cell phone and
CD player up for grabs in
U-Mobile's Christmas
promotion. (Delano
Williams photo)

Amsterdam. Linden) and par-
ticipating vendors.
U-Mobile was recently ac-
quired by Digicel, the fastest
growing cell phone company
in the Caribbean.

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Employment Opportunity

The Guyana Red Cross Society has a vacancy for the position of:


The Field Manager will be responsible for the implementation of
programme related activities and other health initiatives along the East
Coast and East Bank of Demerara.

Specifically, the Field Manager will conduct regular field visits to the
target communities to meet with community and youth groups and
overlook the programme activities. The Field Manager will monitor and
evaluate the programme activities in the communities and also be a key
member of the GRC team. The Field Manager will be expected to take a
lead role in networking, building, and maintaining good relations with
key partners including local NGOs, government authorities, and donor

This position requires a University degree or diploma in a health related
field and at least 2 years working experience. Computer literacy, is
essential, along with excellent oral and written communication and
interpersonal skills. The suitable candidate must demonstrate effective
time management skills and be willing to travel throughout Region 4.
The ability to work within a multicultural setting, especially with local
communities would be an asset.

Suitably qualified individuals should mail, fax' or e-mail their
applications, curriculum vitae and the names of two referees by Friday
December 1, 2006.

The Administrator
Guyana Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 10524

E-mail: guyanaredcross @yahoo.com

Only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

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STUDENTS ofAnnandale Secondary School, embroiled
in a controversy over a mystery illness allegedly affect-
ing several children, have been temporarily relocated for
the school environment to be cleaned to ensure there is
no health threat, an official said last week.
Regional Education Officer, Ms. Dudmattie Singh,
made the announcement Wednesday when she met par-
ents to update them on developments at the school where
classes have been disrupted.
Students had been staying away since several went
down to the mystery illness about two weeks ago.
Under the temporary relocation arrangement, Singh said, stu-

dents from forms one to three will attend classes at the
Annandale Primary School, while those in forms four and five
will be housed at the Lusignan Primary School. At both loca-
tions classes will run from 12:30h to 16:30 h, she said.
Enhancing the environment, she said, will include fu-
migating the building, repairing the sewage system and a
general cleaning and sprucing up of the environment.
The exercise will be overlooked by officials of the En-
vironmental Protection Agency and the health care sys-
tem, the officer said.
Classes at the school are scheduled to be resumed by
Tuesday, Singh said.

Last Tuesday, the canteen, at the centre of the con-
troversy over the illness of the affected children, was de-
molished resulting from a decision by the Regional Demo-
cratic Council of Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica) in con-
junction with the owner of the demolished structure.
Some parents claimed it was built on the grave of
Dutchmen and that this somehow caused the mystery ill-
ness. They demanded that the canteen be torn down.
The controversy at the school broke out when 12 stu-
dents reportedly became ill but after being examined at
the Georgetown Hospital Corporation (GPHC) doctors
concluded that nothing medically was wrong with them.

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FOR want of a scientific diagnosis and a proper labelling, the
author chooses to call this phenomenon the "Annandale Sec-
ondary School" Syndrome.
It may be a form of conversion disorder or hysteria. There are no
physiological symptoms but the pain is real to the sufferer.
The hospital doctors were baffled but treated the students as if they had
food poisoning. Some students took soft drinks, others did not.
After blood sampling had been taken the doctors had determined
that there was nothing wrong with the students.
The problem is that individuals assumed the "cause" to be the
"Dutchman" or ghosts or devil with people offering to help using
their own "cures".
It is interesting to note that most of the students were female and
from the same school.
It is the opinion of this author, without more facts and symp-
toms, that this a type of conversion disorder, sometimes labelled as

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This is not an uncommon problem as it has been documented as
hysteria, especially during the Middle Ages in Europe.
It is similar to an incident at Crabwood Creek Primary School
about twelve years ago.
The most recent American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual (DSM TR, 2000) dropped the word hysteria
for conversion disorder.
The term hysteria comes from Greek which meant "the uterus".
It was wrongly believed that the disease affected only women; espe-
cially when the uterus would wander from its place of origin.
It is a disease of the mind where individuals who share a common
bond are likely.to be affected as a group. This is better understood in
a mother and daughter when a child who identifies with the mother
will develop feelings and attitudes as the mother.
For example, the mother fears spiders or creeping and crawling
things around the house, and the daughter will develop similar symp-
toms of fear a shared neurosis. "
It is again noted that the Annandale students were mostly girls
about the same age.
In prehistoric times, diseases were considered to be outside the
body. It was assumed that spiritual forces would attack the person
and this would be purged by such practices as exorcism.
Later, men such as Hippocrates (the father or medicine) postu-
lated that disease originated in the body and there was an imbalance of
the fluid matter.
In the Middle Ages the idea of evil forces was again revived. In the
1800s, Sigmund Freud attempted
to find a physical sue for mental
functioning. His followers med uto
explain mental line, caused by
emotional conflicts, repression.
Snimboic behas\io ur and fanlaiae.
Psychosomauc dileea'es are.
% hen the different organs of the
b,-dy% nial be affected through
Utress or anl\eties \ii heart at-
lack. high blood pressure. ulcer.
etc These are called p'ychoso-

+i; ri.

Static or psycho-physiological disorders.
There is a neurotic or conversion disorder the mind affecting the
Body; converting mind to body.
S The Austrian Psychoanalyst Freud (1856-1939), with his col-
league Joseph Bleuler (1845-1925), used the term hysteria as a type
of neurosis and suggested that such conditions arise from traumatic
experiences in early childhood, transfer of biological drives (id) from
childhood to later years. A third factor is that when the personality
ego is unable to control the powerful id drive.
S These symptoms are attention getting and may be explicated by
the individual.
S Among the characteristics are behaviours including:
** vain and ego-centric
** labile and excitable (emotionally unstable)
** dramatic attention getting
** consciousness of sex
** demanding

Psychogenic diseases have no organic base and are often dis-
Smissed as unreal and are linked to psychological factors or conflicts.
They are not under the voluntary control of the individual.
A soldier who is afraid to go to the battle front may suddenly
develop paralysis of the legs. A woman afraid of facing her angry boss
may develop a headache or stomach ache which appears real to her.
The person may take pain killers, see a specialist to no avail and
much time and money are spent in the process. In the meantime there
may be adverse effects of the many drugs the catrogemic problem.
The person at first may seem warm and friendly and even flatter
the individual and thus seem genuinely likable you may even want to

help them. The person may be-
come self-deprecating. Such
behaviours are more in rural than
urban areas as quite evident in Ja-
Factors are
** age group
** grades
** race
** gender

The classic symptoms are
(DSMIVTR) Text Revision- la-
belled also as pseudo-neurologi-
** The motor and sensory
functions are affected
** They are not intentional
** There is marked distress


ly provided or feigned

Problems in coordination:
** paralysis or logical weakness of a particular movement
** lump in the throat
** urinary intension
** loss of sense of touch
** double vision
** blindness and/or deafness

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** convulsions
** hallucinations

The pain the person feels may
even require hospitahsanon. The per-
son may esen become an invalid and
buffer impairment in Lifest) Ie.
They may become excessive to
the point of blocking recovery and re-
suming a normal lifestyle.

There is no short cut to the process.
A prper diagnosis. n would be useful to de-
Stermine the "cause" or symptoms.
'"he most frequent is a one-to-one interview and noting of the
'. nip oms verbal and non-verbal. Some symptoms may be gath-
eredJ rom family members or close associates who have noted the
1i nptoms.
'he person may be asked to write a personal history of a few
page,. followed up with a discussion of these. Psychological tests are
j'a I kble such as Sentence Completion Test, Thematic Appreciation
Tes., )raw a Person Test, Rorschach. All of which will attempt to
c \ami ne the unconscious conflicts and anxieties that may exist.
ome of the tests are sophisticated and may need trained
pers inel. However, one can derive much information from the
simp 2st tests.

is important for the counsellor, teacher and parent to examine their
own; 'itudes or cynicism to these problems because they can be derived
from a cynical problem. There is a need to examine the individual to ensure and
exclude any physiological problem. This is followed by a personal history of
illness, fear, anxieties and coping devices.
1 he highest mental/emotional level at which the individual has
funct rned up to this time in his life must be noted primary school,
high :hool, college, etc. It is important to examine the individual for
what stress and anxieties have or may have been impinging on the
individual's life, fear, stress at this time.
11 counselling there may be need for family support. The next
step would be to help the person become aware of his own psycho-
logical functioning fears, anxieties, coping devices, etc.
7 he person may be allowed to lean on someone for a time- a significant
other a family member or even the counsellor. He may show regressed
behaviour of being fed, clothed by someone else, etc. Recognise the defences
or coping and not to remove them immediately.
It is important to listen to what is said and more important what
is me nt. It is important not to dwell on the "sick aspect" as it can
become overwhelming and detract from focusing on the real and imme-
diate feeling.
( ounselling should help the person take on more responsibility
and learn to listen to themselves. It must be emphasised that since
this is a disease of the mind and body, the mind or belief system of the
individual will make a great deal of difference.
It could be the priest, the obeah man, the doctor. What would be
significant would be for the sufferer to become self-aware of the cause,
the symptoms and the result of the illness.
The use of the priest or obeah man may be useful if the belief
system is such that the "patient" would accept and relate to it.
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of Muslims runs deep

By Bernd Debusmann,
Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
When radio host Jerry Klein
suggested that all Muslims in
the United States should be
identified with a crescent-
shape tattoo or a distinctive
arm band, the phone lines
jamlied instantly.
T'he first caller to the sta-
tion in Washington said that
Klein must be "off his rocker."
The second congratulated him
and idded: "Not only do you
tatti > them in the middle of
their forehead but you ship them
out of this country ... they are
here to kill us."
Another said that tattoos,
armbands and other identifying
markers such as crescent marks
on driver's licences, passports
and birth certificates did not go
far enough. "What good is iden-
tifying them?" he asked. "You
have to set up encampments like
during World War Two with the
Japanese and Germans."
It the end of the one-hour
sho rich with arguments on
wh\ isual identification of "the

threat in our midst" would al-
leviate the public's fears, Klein
revealed that he had staged a
hoax. It drew out reactions that
are not uncommon in post-9/11
"I can't believe any of you
are sick enough to have agreed
for one second with anything 1
said." he told his audience on
the AM station 630 WMAL
(hlttp:// ww1w. 'wmial.com/),
which covers Washington,
Northern Virginia and Maryland
"For me to suggest to tat-
too marks on people's bodies.
have them wear armbands, put
a crescent moon on their driver's
licence on their passport or
birth certificate is disgusting.
It's beyond disgusting.
"Because basically what
you just did was show me how
the German people allowed
what happened to the Jews to
happen ... We need to separate
them, we need to tattoo their
arms, we need to make them
wear the yellow Star of David.
we need to put them in concen-
tration camps. we basically just
need to kill them all because
they are dangerous."

The show aired on Nov. 26,
the Sunday after the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday, and Klein said in an
interview afterwards he had
been surprised by the response.
"The switchboard went
from empty to totally jammed
within minutess" said Klein.
"There were plenty of callers
angry with me, but there were
plenty who agreed."
Those in agreement are not
a fringe minority: a Gallup poll
this summer of more than 1.000
Americans showed that 39 per
cent were in favour of requiring
Muslims in the United States,
including American citizens, to
carry special identification.
Roughly a quarter of those
polled said they would not
want to live next door to a Mus-
lim and a third thought that
Muslims in the United States
sympathised with al Qaeda, the
extremist group behind the
Sept. 1 1. 2001 attacks on New
York and Washington.
A poll carried out by the



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Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR), an advocacy
group, found that for one in
three Americans, the word Islam
triggers negative connotations
such as "war," "hatred" and
"terrorist." The war in Iraq has
contributed to such perceptions.
Klein's show followed a
week of heated discussions on
talk radio, including his own, and
online forums over an incident
on Nov. 22 involving six Mus-
lim clerics. They were hand-
cuffed and taken off a U.S. Air-
ways flight after passengers re-
ported "suspicious behaviour"
that included praying in the de-
parture gate area.
The clerics, on their way to
a meeting of the North Ameri-
can Inains Federation, were de-
tained in a holding cell. ques-
tioned by police and FBI
agents, and released. Muslim
community leaders saw the in-
cident as yet more evidence of
anti-Muslim prejudice.
Several American Muslims
interviewed on the subject of
prejudice over the past few
weeks said ignorance was at the
core of the problem.
"The level of knowledge is
very, very low." said Mohamed
Esa, a U.S. Muslim of Arab de-
scent who teaches a course on
Islam at McDaniel College in
Maryland. "There are 1.3 bil-
lion Muslims in the world and
some people think they are all
Hossam Ahmed. a retired
Air Force Reserve colonel who
occasionally leads prayer meet-

ings for the small Muslim con-
gregation at the Pentagon,
agreed. "Ignorance is the num-
ber one problem. Education is
of the essence."
There are no hard figures on
how many Muslims have been
subject to harassment or preju-
dice and community leaders say
that ugly incidents can prompt
spontaneous expressions of
support. Such as the e-mail a
Minneapolis woman sent to
CAIR after the imams were
taken off their flight.
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offer plane tickets, I would be
happy to drive at least 2 or 3

of them. My car is small, but
at least some of our hearts in
this land of the free are large."
And optimists saw signs of
change in the Nov. 4 election of
the first Muslim to the U.S.
House of Representatives,
which has 435 members.
Democrat Keith Ellison,
a 43-year-old African-Ameri-
can lawyer, did not stress his
religion during his campaign
for a Minnesota seat, but said
his victory would "signal to
people who are not Muslims
that Muslims have a lot to of-
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Poverty, tradition shackle Mauritania's slaves

By Daniel Flynn

NOUAKCHOTT, (Reuters) -
Born a slave, like his entire
family, Matalla Mbreik toiled
from dawn to dusk selling
water and tending his
master's flocks on the lonely
fringes of the Saharan desert,
until he could take no more.
"I still have the scars from
my beatings, like my mother and
sisters," said the 32-year-old
Mauritanian, staring at the
floor, dressed in flowing pale-
blue embroidered robes. "All
they gave us to eat were left-
After years spent dreaming
of escape, Mbreik seized his
chance two months ago when a
Mauritanian army truck passed
him searching for an oasis in the
"I told them to shoot me
rather than take me back to my
master," said Mbreik. red-faced
with shame, sitting in the office
of anti-slavery group SOS-
Although banned by law in
1980, slavery in Mauritania has
persisted, perpetuated by pov-
erty and rigid customs. Authori-
ties long denied its existence but
campaigners estimate there are
still hundreds of thousands of
slaves among the three million
population the highest ratio
in the world.
Chattel slavery, where one
person is the property of an-

other, has existed in the impov-
erished West African country
for more than 800 years, since
Arab-Berber raiders swept
across the Sahara to subjugate
black African tribes.
Traditionally, members of
the haratin slave caste must
marry who their masters say
and can be given as gifts, bought
and sold, or presented to the
poor as charity.
Children are often separated
from their mothers and sent to
work in other homes. Girls fre-
quently suffer sexual abuse.
"Westerners think of slaves
as people in chains," said
Boubacar Messaoud, head of
SOS-Slave. "Slaves here have no
need to be chained up because
they are educated in submission
... They are chained in their
Just as Christianity was
once used to justify the trans-
Atlantic slave trade, rights
workers say many Muslim
teachers, or marabouts. in
Mauritania preach subservience.
"Paradise under your master's
foot" is a Mauritanian saying.
"If my master had been
kind, I would not have left him,"
said Mbreik, tightly gripping
the edge of the sofa.

The International Day for
the Abolition of Slavery yester-
day marked the landmark 1949
U.N. convention against people

trafficking. Anti-slavery cam-
paigners estimate there are still
more than 25 million slaves
Slavery remains rife in
many parts of West Africa's arid
Sahel region, such as
neighboring Mali or Niger,
ranked among the poorest coun-
tries in the world.
"We are a country of castes,
like all the other countries in this
region," said Colonel Ely Ould
Mohamed Vail, the head of
Mauritania's military junta
which seized power last year,
vowing a transition to democ-
racy after decades of dictator-
"But Mauritania, more than
other countries, is addressing
this problem of castes and their
consequences on post-indepen-
dence society," he said, point-
ing to the adoption of interna-
tional conventions and efforts to
educate former slaves.
SOS-Slave's Messaoud says
the situation has improved since
the junta ousted former presi-
dent Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed
Taya in a bloodless coup. He
hopes the transition to presi-
dential elections in March will
bring freedom for all
"We are optimistic because
Mauritania's rulers now ac-
knowledge that slavery exists."
said Messaoud, who was jailed
several times under Taya's re-
gime. "If the elections are trans-

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By Phil Stewart

ROME, (Reuters) Raffaela
La Pasta is not sure but
thinks that the still half-bur-
ied skeleton she is unearth-
ing in downtown Rome is fe-
male, and at least 1,600-
A leg-bone is sticking up
through the dirt and the outline
of the skull is just visible, even
in this pit 8 metres (26 feet) be-
low the surface of the city.
"She's not the only one.
There are others we found too,"
La Pasta said, coolly.
This archaeological site,
which has also yielded a trove
of Roman coins, pottery and
even toys, is just one of doz-
ens being drilled in the eternal
city thanks to a metro project
that is giving La Pasta and other
scientists a rare, deep look be-
A few of the finds, like a
2,000-year-old Roman compass
La Pasta's team found, went on
display at a downtown museum
from yesterday.
Other artefacts will join the
exhibition as they are discovered
in the coming months, while
Rome forges ahead with its
plans to punch a tunnel under
the historic centre to make way
for a long-awaited subway line.
"You're standing on top the
world's biggest archaeological
collection," said the exhibit's cu-
rator, Maria Antonietta Tomei,
motioning to the earth below.
"And our museum exhibit
will only get bigger."
The project is massive,
with an eight-digit price tag just
for the first stage of the excava-
At spots throughout Rome,
archaeologists are walling off

bits of sidewalk, streets and
squares trying to find out how
to build the subway line a
daunting, costly task for urban
Central Rome is still full of
surprises. In June, another
group of archaeologists found
the skeleton of a woman who
they think may have ruled Rome
3,000 years ago before
Romulus and Remus are cred-
ited with founding the city.
The metro line aims to run
deep enough underground to
avoid disturbing ancient
artefacts as it winds it way un-
der an historic centre that in-
cludes structures like the Forum
and the Colosseum which are
sensitive to vibrations in the
"The issue is not the metro
itself, which is going to run far
enough below the surface that
there is no risk," said Giovanni
Simonacci, the Metro C
project's technical director.
The problem, he said, is fig-
uring out how to get people
from the surface of the city
down to the metro line without
disturbing an important historic
"We don't know where (the
precise entry and exit points)
will be yet because we don't
know what is down there," he
said. "Phase One" of the exca-
vations are meant to reach
depths of 11 metres (36 ft)
across the city. The target date
was originally set for December
but has already been pushed
back until at least the end of
March due to new discoveries.
It's hard to tell if Mayor
Walter Veltroni is squinting be-
cause of the sunlight or because
he realises how challenging his
so-called "archaeological metro"

project will be.
Standing in the middle of
Rome's busiest square. Piazza
Venezia, Veltroni peers below
the ground into what his team
of archaeologists have uncov-
ered: a well preserved cellar of
a palace built in the 17th cen-
The cellar's interior window
frames and staircase are intact,
just as they would have been
before the palace was destroyed
to make way for the famous
Roman square around a century
ago. They had covered right
over it.
The archaeologists said
they plan to tear down the cel-
lar to find other buildings they
suspect are buried even deeper
"We don't know what's down
there," Veltroni told Reuters, rais-
ing his voice over the buzz of Pi-
azza Venezia's traffic.
"Now we're naturally more
recent. When we go deeper to
look for the real Rome. we see
what we find."
The metro project could
have unforeseen consequences
for the city. Veltroni did not rule
out turning part of Piazza
Venezia into a museum if there
was a highly important discov-
La Pasta said the project could
yield more finds than Veltroni and
others might imagine.
On a dig that she worked on
a block away, the team reached
a depth of 17 metres (56 feel).
They found entire siruclures,
including perfectly preserved
sections of a 2,000-year-old Ro-
man wall thai are now in the
Rome metro building's head-
"It was a whole new layer
of the city," she said.

parent that will be a real vic-
With many escaped slaves
unwilling or too ashamed to
prosecute their former masters,
SOS-Slave is campaigning for
the right to bring third party
prosecutions against slave-own-
"Mauritania has never con-
victed anyone for practising sla-
very. That would mark the start
of recognition that slavery is no
longer acceptable," he said.
"The laws forbid slavery, but
they are new and traditions are
very old."

Former slave owner
Mohamed Salem Ould
Hamada's family willingly
freed all their slaves in 1991.

He now condemns slavery as
unjust but understands how
the ancient practice came to
exist. "In our religion slavery
is a bad thing," said Hamada,
citing the Koranic story of
Yusuf sold into slavery in
Egypt. "It exists because
there are problems which are
worse: poverty."
"In many cases, it is the
slaves themselves who want the
procedure," said Hamada.
"While problems of poverty
continue to exist, slavery will
In a poor shanty-town near
Nouakchott's airport, where
corrugated iron shacks dot the
sand dunes and goats nibble at
piles of rubbish, SOS-Slave has
helped Aichana start a new life.
Children in torn rags play
beside the "street", marked by

car tyres planted in the sand,
outside the small shop which
she established with money
from the group.
"Before when I worked, it
was never for me even if I
earned money I had to give it to
my master," Aichana said, sit-
ting inside on a red mat beside
shelves stacked with couscous,
soap, dry biscuits, pasta, and
condensed milk.
"When I was young, I
thought life was like that, but as
I grew older and saw how other
people lived, I felt ashamed,"
she added, as flies settled on her
face in the morning haze.
"Now, all I want is to be
able to earn my living hon-
estly ... for my children to go
to school, for them to be hon-
est and grow up like normal



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^' Hydropower is a renewable
form of energy that uses
water to generate electricity.

Gasolene Diesel Kero
ESSO 161.00 138.90 128.00
GUYOIL 161.00 138.50 128.00
SOL 160.90 140.90 130.00
CHEVRON 166.10 147.73 136.00
Average price displayed at the pump December 02, 2006.

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l hatch 66

TODAY'S FORECAST: Occurrences of showers and
possible isolated thunderstorms are expected
predominantly over Demerara and Berbice.
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 1.5m in open
WINDS: Will vary between the northeast and east at 3
to 12mps, gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 06:26h at (2.91 m) and 18:45h at (3.06m)
LOW TIDE: 00:1 Oh at (0.34m) and 12:24h at (0.75m)
SUNRISE: 05:49h
SUNSET: 17:35h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 31.0 -33.5C over near inland
and inland regions & 30.0-32.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.0C over inland and
interior locations & 24.0-26.0C along the coast.
RAINFALL G\Town: trace
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.
-- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284


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For Sunday, December 3, 2006
For Monday, December 4, 2006
For Tuesday. December 5, 2006

- 14:30h
- 14:30h
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For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about I-l"'lhrs

Government is offering a limited number of scholarships at the PhD le el
for the 2007/2008 academic year in Austria.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to undertake high
level study on the following issues:

-Environmental Studies
Hydraulic Engineering


The minimum requirement for consideration for studies at the PhD level is
a Masters Degree.

Please note that the age limit for applicants is 35 years and qualifications
and/or training should be relevant to their intended field of study.

Application forms can be obtained fi-om the Permanent Secretary. Public
Service Ministry, 164 Waterloo Street, Georgetown and the Scholarships
Department, Training Division, D' Urban Street and Vlissengen Road,

Closing date for the receipt of applications is December 8, 2006.

Permanent Secretary
Public Service Ministry

Pa /l i 1 n ,1


j 4 2007

Registration forms are available

at all Regional Offices and at the

Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport







- $200,000


Registration ends on:-

Saturday, Decem her 9, 2006



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JYAON i aDeember 03 ......._ ...... .................. ............. ............ ... ....... ........

WANTED .u ; ,(



for short-term. Call 233-5288. COURSE. REGISTER KNOW
REGENT View Guest House, 9448.
120.Regent Road, Lacytown
above CJ's Variety Store. New I
rooms, lowest prices, Walk-ins
welcome, reservations can be
made on Tel. # 661-3361-24-


ONE 38 FT Basha Boat
complete with engine & seine.
SMitsubishi Caanter. 2AT 170
Carina cars. Call Preka 275-

WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send
stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
I addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on .nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-

ARE you cursed, depressed,
demon possessed OR need
finance? Call. Apostle
Randolph Williams # 261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h.)

DOLLY'S Auto Rental 272
j Bissessar Avenue, Prashad
Nagar, Georgetown. We
accept Master, Visa and American
Express Cards. Phone 225-
7126, 226-3693. Email:

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services-Call Kersfng's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

i FOR' all ypes of dressmaking
uniform and altering at
affordable price in Kitty and
around G/town2 Lot 45 Garnette
SStreet. C/ville (.2 houses away
from Sheriff St.). Call Sharon -

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SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain, cholesterol pressure,
Sgall stone. impotentcy.
colds. 220-7342, 609-
1'30 8.

ENTIRE northern tiger island
Situated in the Essequibo River,
SHaribura fertile land; good for
faring $5000 Guaa dollars per
ere per year: (ease,call 774-
;034. 6jl-6855.
TR dRof sun.-i or, n
syfe:ar f
ftaps hngs, criurchei,
crusades,. ,ding
concerts ao'eil anal ?h.,A.
Salsd,&w e ih Ike

aei27.i 6t3.
724t .Tenrep se
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Register for an International
University Degree in Business
Admin-stration (BA) or Travel
Tourism & Hospitality (TTH)
from Association of Business
Executive (ASE) London
Courses are:
Certificate Level
1. Intro to Business
2. Intro to Accounting
3. Intro to Bus. Comm
4, Intro to Quantitative
5. Intro to travel, Tourism
& Hospitality
Diploma Part 1
1. Economics
2. Organisational Behaviour
3. Accounting
4. Business communication
5. Travel, Tourism
& Hospitality etc.
Other classes in Diploma 11 and
Advance Diploma and also available
Ask our office fo more information
All class commence oin
JANUARY 8, 2007,
Daily, Evening &
Weekend Classes
262 Thomas Street, North
Cummingshurg. G/Town.

EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regions1 -10)
TEL. 226-4634, 627-92 85.
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
TECHNICAL Studies Institute,
136 Shell Road Kitty. Tel. 225
9587 647-6738. Electrical
installation and wiring, air
conditioning and refrigeration,
television and electronic repairs,
information technology
GUYANA Training College for
International skills. Get prepared
for the local and international
job market. Training on the
Canadian Curriculum for the
certified personal support worker
programme. Canadian
certification as recognisd by
private colleges and universities.
Ocean View Hotel Campus. Day
and evening classes. Call 222-
5430, ext 271, 222-3997, 663-


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Do you. \:InlI, to

stand out this

sc'nmll at work,

functions or

-for special

Then \\alr a Derek

-.Moore DI)cigl.

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yga 0s OLv, al r-conUIIUI
call Linden on 641-10
ALL types of pressure
repairs also outboard
lawn mower, water pu
saws, brush-cutter. Tel.
appliance repairs -
', r" nC.:rowaves, sto
ui r_; ci;:. Call 622-4

ii- I your con
rr-pai, innovations a
',,,3,'r., r varnishing,
jnr i: ,:iiai" nt'i C.- i .-. lP
.o. arr22j- ii .t 4i-lJii
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MOTORING "You train to pass".
227-1063, 226-7874, 644-7211.
ENROL now at Shalom Driving
School. Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek. You could also obtain
an International Driver's Permit.
For more information, call 227-
3869, 622-8162, 611-9038.
ENROL now at Soman & Sons
Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 622-2872, 646-7806.

Indera Singh Massage. If you
need a balance massage try my
therapeutic massage combined
with reflexology. Cell 615-6665.

We do Plaques with picture,
logos or any format. Free
delivery. Trophy Stall Bourda
Market. 225-9230.

GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through
the CFI Telephone Friendship
Link. Call 592-261-5079,
everyday 07:00 h to 21:00 h.
GRAND Re-opening of the
Junior/Senior/Singles Dating
Service 18 80 yrs. Only
decent, serious females and
males eligible for registration.
Strict rules applied. Free Gift for
Christmas when registered. Call
now 223-8237, Mon. Fri., 8
am 5 pm, Sat. 10 am -4 pm.
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.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Ox en Limited.
Phone #266-217f.

Ca Aadna C
blu m tigration
We can assist you
to migrate to Canada.
Sktiled Workeis Business
Class Students R Refugees
Work Permits *
Sponsorshpps Appeas
for Rufised Cases ,
Visitor's Visas
Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
imrnmig'ation Consultants

Oronoque Sts., Bourda.
TeL 225-1540, ;: -5 38
Canada: 416-43.-
; ,

NEED cadastral plans for Housing
Schemes such as Diamond/
Grove. Call 647-1206.
SHOE Store Owners. Get your
shoes etc., stitched before sale.
Contact Cell # 619-4917.
HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine,
CATt.P Air- diti np? Thin

82 Albert St. & Regent Road,
j Bourca, Georgetown
Tel: 223-8176/225-7444
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. Home
service can be arranged. Call # 265-
3050 or 647-4738. Email:

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

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


86 2-LABOURERS to work at
S chicken shop 225-9304.
e washer MALES & female to work. at car
engines, wash. Tel. # 231-1786, 621-
ips, chain 5332.
627-7835. ---
lable for ONE experienced seamstress,
washers great wages and benefits. Roxie's -
washers, dMerrimai's Mall, Bourda
4521/218- ONE experience purl & rot
.... maker. Apply.in person to Anjali's
struction Food Deli; 322 New Market St.
s well as MALE and female singers to
plumbing sing in live band,. Guitarists,
P1,,1.-.3iT,ed Handymian Care+ar' rt'ppl,,,'
A . .... l .Jp1.;. 'tis, .T4-... .- il ;':..


HAVE your gas stoves and oven
service for the Christmas Holidays.
Both domestic and industrial. Call
Lawrence 226-6411, 627-0720,

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Miianitlflll blesignt
StoCk on site

82 Albert St. & Regent Road,
Bourda, Georgetown
Tel: 2238176/225-7444
Anne Marie
UPHOLSTERY done. Excellent
workmanship guaranteed. We
upholster chairs, car seats all
household furniture, etc. We do
house to house service. Contact
- 650-0469.



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PORTERS. Apply with
handwritten application, police
clearance to Alabama Trading,
G/town Ferry Stelling.
ONE (1) Office Clerk (Male).
Contact Mentore/Singh's Real
Estate, 64 Main & Middle Sts.,
G/town. 225-1017.
VACANCY exists for one (1)
Kitchen Assistant (male). Apply
in person at German's
Restaurant, 8 New Market Street.
FEMALE and male singers to
sing in Live Band. Handyman,
Security Guard, Barman,
Waitresses. Apply Majestics. Tel.
# 226-6432.
PORTERS to work at GarmentFactory
& Stores. Apply at Lot D Lama Avenue.
Bel Air Pai Contact Reshma on Tel.
225-4492 or 225-9404
1 EXPERIENCED Driver. Age 30
50 yrs old. Must have van and
truck licence. Send application
to Lot 10 Meadow Bank. Tel.
1 MECHANIC, must have
knowledge of little welding.
$3000 per day. Send
application to Lot 10 Meadow
Bank. Tel. 225-9304.
VACANCY for experienced Tiler
and a mature Driver (39 years and
over). Apply in person Regency
Suites Hotel, 98 Hadfield Street,
INTELLIGENT female 18 25
to work in a small library/office
in West Ruimveldt, weekends
only. Please Call 223-8237 Mon.
Sat 9am 4pm.
SECRETARY, Data Processing
and Sales persons. Good
computer skills. Apply Vish
Trading area D, Public Road.
Le Ressourvenir. East Coast
INSTITUTE teachers for
English, Chemistry, Physics.
Biology, Information
Technology, Social Studies for
next term. At Georgetown and
West Coast Branches. Tel. 223-
7226, 227-4798.
ONE Secretary to work form 2 to
11 between the ages of 28 and
37 years old. Must be computer
literate and have a sound
secondary education. Call 227-
3336. after hours 231-4110.
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, Ni
C/B, Georgetown.
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.
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
Atlanlic Gardens, East Coast
Demerara. 220-9303, 220-8265
& 626-2080
One (1) Female Office Assistant -
Must have knowledge of Payroll,
NIS, Filing and must be computer
literate. MNuss be between the ages
of 25 and 30 years old. Must have
knowledge of Maths & English and
at least two (2) years working
experience. Apply in person with a
written application and two i2)
references to: Len's, 136 Sheriff &
Fourh Sts., C/yille. Tel: 227-2486.
Experience two (2) years in a
'similar position requirements:
(a). four (4) CXC including
English & MLathematics (b)
Computer literate (c) LCC Higher
Abcounts or equivalent. Apply
- in: person to Friendship Oxygen
Limited 30 Friendship. EBD..
beiF.V E ',. r ,- Ir ..-,, ,I i 'i) J u0

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ONE Female Supervisor
(Applicants must have good
communication skills and must
at all times have a pleasant
personality and maturity. Must
have knowledge of stock taking,
balancing and ability to
operate a Club, one able body
security and day shift
handyman. Apply in person to:
The Tennessee Entertainment
Centre on Sheriff St. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242. Good wages
to ability.
VACANCIES exist for qualified
teachers to teach the following
subjects at CXC level -0
Information Technology,
Mathematic, Biology, English
A. English B, Agriculture
Science. Please send
application to: Methodos
Education, Lot 7 First Street,
Grove Housing Scheme, East
Bank Demerara.
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.
Specialty fruit & vegetable
producers. Barbados West Indies.
Employment opportunities for the
following positions: SENIOR
MANAGER. Requirements:
Commercial crop production in
supervisor capacity Hands-on
leadership and communication
skills Ability toprioritise work tasin
Record keeping skills. Salary wil
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 lierracy. Stock systems
Implementation. Salary will
include: US $ 800/rth +
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
shoudbe sentto: Natures Produce
Inc, P.O. Box 4132, Spieghtstown,

ECD. CALL 227-1711.'
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
CUMMINGS & Second Sts. 9180'
x 90') selling at cost price
Cummings & uarnina Sts. Call
EARLE'S Court 2 house lots 9800
sq ft build luxurious mansion area
for pool, teenis $4M. Ederson's
NEW Hope EBD Road. river, wharf,
1g. ships, ware house active
general store $12M. Ederson's
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call: 612-
GRIEA- North Ruimveldt -$4.5M,.
Meadow Bank $4.5M Supply
Road to river $16M. Tel. 2259 '
3737, 225-4398.
469 ACRE of land at West Bank
Abary well cultivated for rice adn
cattle. Price negotiable. Call 232-
0547, 623-1234.
bearing fruits.,2-storey mansion.
2-storey workers, 5.000 poultry.
!l wn'7.-'.i7 51000 Ederson's-
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YARRAW1 bedroom unfurnished flat concrete
bungalow house with complete
roofi setic tank fenced yard of 100
x 20(ft. Price. $4.5M ne. Please
contact 612-6698 or 642-2479 -
A,,-,l;j. ;':d Linden. Size -128'
> I-, 1 '9 60'-$600000. Roberts
Realt First Federation Life Bldg. -
227-7627 Office, 227-3768 -
Home, 644-2099- Cell.
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lots from $700 000;
East Bank Demerara; business centre
lots and lxxouselotsat Parika -$3M
up. 619-6648. 266-2111.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866 Land for sale.
Queenstown $35M, Sheriff St
- $45M US$1M. 2 acres
Houston $35M $45M. North
R/veldt $4M, Diamond H/
Scheme $4.2M. Grove #1
Scheme S1.2M, Lamaha
Gdns $17M, Land of Canaan
EBD 40 acres $3.5M, each
er acre and 3 per acre. Banks
ark 62 x 184 High St Kingston
-$75M. Canal No. 1 84 x ,00-
$17M, Main & Middle Sts. -
$150M, Camp St 150 x 90 -
$75M, David St Kitty $25M,
Sheet Anchore Village 28 Lots
- $28M, Stone Ave 2 lots $24M,
Peter's Hall EBD 47 x 290 -
$45M,Dowding St & Vlissengen
Road $35M.

ROOM for single working
female. Telephone: 227-
FOR overseas visitors apt.
to rent in Kitty. Call 226-
622-7740, 628-7915.
1 FURNISHED top flat $45
000 in Kitty. Call 226-0064,
FURNISHED flats for overseas
visitors. Phone 227-2995, Kitty.
ROOM to rent in residential area.
Contact 231-8661. 629-5064.
HOUSE for rental US$500
up upwards. 225-2626, 231-
2 64.
1 BUSINESS place 90 Robb
St. Phone 226-1156, 225-
FURNISHED house 79
Atlantic Gdns. Call 220-
6060, 626-2066.
ONE room with bed. etc $15
000 a month. Telephone
68730 or 645-7312.
1 3-BEDROOM flat Lamaha
Street. Queenstown $45 000.
Tel. # 225-3370.
bedroom apartments, fully
furnished. Tel. 642-5082.
FURNISHED rooms for single
working male $4 500 weekly.
Tel. #"613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
1-BEDROOM self-contained
apartment at Liliendaal.
Contact 222-? 70. 222-3610.
3-BEDROOM top flat with
verandah & parking $48
000. Tel.225-5512, 647-
TEL. 227-2993.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained, etc. Tel.
1 unfurnished apt in Kitty. Fully
grilled, tiled C A .' t.-r 24 hours.
etc Pnrce- -.4'-. Ii neg. Call
FULLY furnished one-bedroorn
bottom flat a, .j ...-. I 10"9
Carmichael St Ti : ._--4847
or 648-7196.
3-BEDROOM semi-furnished
executive house in Hugh
Ghanie Park US$1 000. Call
613-6005, 226-1457.
3-BEDROOM apartment, fully
furnished in Craig St .
Campbellvilie for overseas
'-jiSf Shori ter. Call Tel.

. I-E JRO,-,r.1 i. (all rooms
.:~.i ntained) electricity
.-i..d.'Jd @$70 000, others
r,,.-:s ar.d aJts any price
,i-.Ae Call -22.-2372 .

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BUSINESS place. Regent St.,
restaurant. snackette. office,
Internet cafe, Beauty Salon.
REPUBLIC Park 4-bedroom
upper flat on storage bond.
One business place. 233-
2 SMALL office space located
at 106B Regent Road, Bourda
(back of Giddings Pawn Shop)
rental $25 000 monthly.
Contact 226-7656 or 614-3522.
UNFURNISHED two storeyed
building with yard space,
telephone, overhead tank.
parking. K.S. RAGHUBIR. 225-
0545, 642-0636.
1 2-BEDROOM apartment
Middle Road La Penitence, Price
$28 000. Telephone 227-6678.
Couple or single person.
ONE three bedroom top and
bottom flat in residential area,
phone 227-1275 please do not
call on Saturdays.
ONE three bedroom, upper flat,
back building price $60 000
monthly. Address 179 Pike
Street, Kitty. Tel. NO. 225-2067.
No Agent.
EXECUTIVE house in Ogle
residential area, exquisitely
furnished, in breezy area meet
all diplomatic requirements.
Tel. # 624-8315, 222-3346.
TEL. 226-5035 (08:00 17:00
2-BEDROOM apartment. Contact
Elizabeth Laurie at Lot 51 Middle
Road, La Penitence, Greater
Georgetown Tel. 225-9144.
SHORT term rental for overseas
clients. Fully furnished apts.,
phone, well secured. AC, etc
Vanies Realty 270-4695, 643-
ROOMS and apartments to
let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
ALBERTTOWN 1 bedroom apt.
with inside toilet and bath.
Preferably a couple $30 000
monthly. Jewanram's Realty -
227-1988, 623-6431.
1 NEW and spacious 2 bedroom
apartment in residential area.
Price $60 000. Tel. 222-2056.
No Agents please.
APARTMENTS (1.2.3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22 000,
$25 000, $35 000, $45 000, $50
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000, Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
OFFICE space at Orealla
business center on Church St.,
G/town (building before Go
Invest) in prime business area -
$55 000 month. Call Sandra for
appt. 226-3284 or 616-8280.
TEN fully furnished and
unfurnished executive houses
and apt. for the season in
residential areas -- Georgetown
and others. Call 642-8725.
1 BEDROOM cottage fully
furnished also, one 1-bedroom apt
single person, overseas guest.
overseas student. Tel. 227-1379.
SUBRYANVILLE fully furnished
and secure executive apartment,
air conditioner, telephone and
parking. 613-6005. 226-1457.
EXECUTIVE houses Courida
& D'Aguiar's Parks, fully
furnished .TEL. 611-0315,
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or
single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
SHORT STAY semi-furnished
3-bedroom house for rent in
Eccles Housing Scheme. 3
months only. $30 000 per
month. 629-3208.
SECTION 'M' CNILLE- apartment
2 bedroom unfurnished clean,
safe and decent G$40 000.
Norbert deFreitas -231-1506/642-
1 2-BEDROOM self contained
apt 88 Middle Rd.. la Penitence
close to Hindu Temple $32
000. Call 225-4345.
MONTH Norbert DeFreitas-231-

EXECUTIVE houses by themselves
area Ogle. Atlantic Gardens. Price -
S100 000 to $250 00 -r E.-; r ies
pis. Call 220-7021. C-., 7 7
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished upstairs, overhead
tank, garage space. Location
Bel Air Park. Tel. 225-4413.
662-5567. 619-9972, 277-
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FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water, in
gated community. Weekly or
monthly rental. Contact Ganesh -
618-5070, 641-2946.
2 BEDROOMS, house by itself,
with verandah, parking and
telephone $40 000. Unique
Auto Sales. Tel. # 227-3551,
2 BEDROOM house, pressure
water system, night watchman,
ideal for offices or small family -
$60 000. Tel. 225-6197. R. Ally.
IMMEDIATELY available for
professional working people new
-beroom unfurnished apartment
with telephone. Nandy Park, EBD
- $60 000 per month. Tel. 226-
9561 Angela.
LET AA Eccles US$3000 -
US$4000, Middle St $60 000
- US$400, Carnp St $60 000 -
US$4000. Charlotte St-
US$600, Regent St US$2000
- US$15 V00. Avenue of
Republic- US$4000, Sec. 'K' C!
ville US$1300. Bel Air Park -
US$800 US$5000, P. Nagar -
US$1500, Larnaha Gdns.
US$2.500. North Road -
US$1600 per flat, High St
Kingston US$4000 and many
more flats to rent Call for details
- 227-4040.
ONE two bedroom unfurnished
top flat, Lamaha Gardens $75
000 (tel, own parking, hot and
cold water), two bedroom cottage
new Wortmanville. parking,
phone $50 000, office space
30 x 60, upper Hadfield St..
Stabroek S80 000, one large
building suitable for school or
other major enterprise. One four
bedroom top flat fully furnished
- US$650. one three bedroom
bottom flat fully furnished with
master room and 2 AC's -
US$750, Eccles. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
Faith in Christ. today". 227-1988,
623-6431, 270-4470. Email:
jewanalrea lt yy ahoo.com
GEORGETOWN: Hiqh Street office /
residence) US$2 500, Bel Air Park
- US$1 500 Kitty- $60 000, $45
000, US$750 (F/1 US$500 (F/F)
Cancom/GuySuCo Gardens US$1
200. EAST BANK: School $120
000, Providence -$50 000. Eccles
'AA' (FF) US$2 000 Diamond -
US$T 500. EAST COAST: Courida
Park US$3 000 (F/F), Atlantic
Gardens US$5 000/US$2 000/
US.1 000/US$500. Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$500. Non
Panel $35 000, Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500. Ogle US$700/US$1
000. OFFICEST Central Georgetown
- US$4 000. Georgetown $100 000/
$60 000. Queenstown US$2 000,
Sheriff- US$1 500, North Road -
US$1 200. Brickdam US$800,
bond, restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000, 3-storev
residential/office/bond US$1
500. Nandy Park US650,
Cumminqs & Liqht $120 000,
East St. 75 000, Kitty $45 000.
AC in master, fully furnished -
US$600. BEL AIR PARK: 3-
bedroom furnished US$1 500.
bedroom needs some fixing will
deduct from rent any repairs
undertaken by tenant. Rent between
- US$700 to USS1 000. CROAL
STREET: Middle floor for business
26 ft. by 111 ft.) rent $220 000.
PLUS: New Haven. Subryanville,
University Gardens, etc. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY For "Homes with Style."
BEL Air Park- US$1600. Bel Air
Spring US$1700, Queenstown
- US$2000, New Haven
US$1700, Lamaha Park -
US$1500, Sheriff St. -
US$1500. house by itself $55
000, apt. $35 000 $45 000,
business/office, bond. 225-
POPULAR Video Club in very busy
area in NewAmsterdam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be negotiated. Call
333-2990 or after hours 333-3688
TOP flat $40 000; (1 bedroom -
$30 000, rooms $17 000 $19
000, Section F F US$600 &
US$700, house by itself US$500.
Call 225-2709. Business office
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential.
', :, l.'25 per day long term also
., J Ti. lel 624-4225.

QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished 1 &
3e-bedroom apartment with parking
space to rent Suitable for 'vw'ea-, "iI-
tors on short term basis i. -' .
CUMMINGS LODGE: 'umiheld 2-
t- r,-,,,r.1 bottom flat 'I '. 1. ,,
Li ,,i: 'lce (Croal St.) office space.
internet. etc $40 000. BEL AIR
GARDENS 4-bedroom house
US$1200 neg. N.P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928.
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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,
Brickdam, Main Street, Middle,
Camp, Queenstown others.
Mentore/Singh Realty- 225-
1017, 623-6136 or 64 Main and
Middle Streets, Georgetown.
GRIEA furnished apartment
Subryanville, US$550,
concrete office in Section 'K',
C/ville furnished, can be used
as office/residence suitable for
embassy officials/foreign
mission, Prashad Nagar -
US$400, Eccles US$1500.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
218-0392, 648-7504, 218-
bedroom top flat $40 000, Bel
Air Gardens, 4-bedroom
executive house US$1 500,
Nandy Park, 3-bedroom house
(furnished) US$650, Bel Air
Park, 4-bedroom house -
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512,
FULLY furnished Lamaha
Gardens US$750, Eccles 'AA'
- US$1300, Bel Air Park -
US$1500, Lamaha Gardens -
US$1500. Prashad Nagar -
US$1000. Courida Park US$,
Subryanville US$850, New
Haven US$1700. D'Aguiar
Park US$2000, Queenstown
- US$800, Queenstown -
US$900. S/K!Campbellville -
US$2500. Atlantic Gardens -
Eccles 'AA' US$1200 Kitty -
US$400, Robb Street-
US$650, Happy Acres -
US$1500, Bel Air Springs --
US$1700. Liliendaal $40 000.
C o n t a c t
Prime realty@gmail.ocm 222-
1319. 616-5693.

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


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.ii.i. Road Tel. 220-9199, 621-
NEW LY built .... .' I
wooden house 56 ...... L.. :
Master Bedroom, ,:. 11
2738, 640-0661.
ONE gqorn hi hi" -'" premises; one
secure-d ,-, ii ii, i-ll office; one
three-bedrooimr house fully grilled -
in New Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500

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entrances on Camp & Durban
Streets, very busy area suitable
for any business large building
Call R ?n,.-l- 25-4631, 225-
2503, -1 .,.


CAMP $E oo820,00o U. IM ueaI.
Avmet olf Ru Ntates
P o~Slh 21 2M, Bel AIr Palrt 32 55
Hasten (3098-1t01L) $4MM
Bpy tres- 8tttaw $35.5
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65M NEG. 225-4631, 225-2503,
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512,
TWO-STOREY wood and
concrete house. Excellent
condition, Area 'H' Lot 3 Ogle
Front. ECD. Contact Keith on
222-7960 or 626-4501.
4-BEDROOM concrete & wooden
house. Ketley St.. Charlestown,
fomierly Rudys Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg. Contact
2-storey house with parking for
8-10 cars. Ideal for Taxi Service
or body workshop $8M. Call
225-9882, 650-2724.
REALTY. TEL. # 225-5512, 621-
transported developed land with
man-made lake (850' x 380' x 81,
bond 74' x 44. Also a concrete
house. Tel. 218-2319.
GREIA- Mc Doom S7M, Eccles
- $7M, Albertown $7M, Eccies -
$33M. Section "K' $33M, $65M.
Tel. 225-3737. 225-4398.
HUGE Ghanie Park 5-bedroom
in executive house for
r,,'r. .31-,: ,ie. Hot and cold,
I'lii, 'III, underground
reservoir, overhead tank. Owner
leaving. Call 613-6005 or 226-
PARIKA Reserve Road just off
main road Pet Shop. Building 3-
storey building and land. Asking -
$IC5M Norbert deFreitas 231-
,. r,-1_ ,.5874.
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-storey
mansion on two house lots, area
20 vehicles bond 20 000 bas -
$30M. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB/Camp St. 3 2-storey
wooden buildings. Ideal for
(100) mini malls. Land road to
alley $28M. Ederson's 226-
Soesdyke Public Rd. vacant 2-
storey 3 bedroom mansion. Area
for tennis swimming pool -
$13.5M/US$67 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for sale,
Granville Park. Subryanville,
South Ruimveldt, Kitty, Bel Air.
Call now Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St Bourda. Marker new
2-storey concrete building.
Road, alle. Ideal 4-storey mini
malls $50M. Ederson's 226-
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings needs general repairs.
Our management services, pays,
rates, taxes. Ederson's 226-
BRICKDAM. vacant 2-storey 4
bedrooms colonial mansion. 3
house lots ideal hotel, insurance
- $50M. Ederson's 226-5496.
ALBERT, Robb St. corner spot
with steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
general store 200 mini malls.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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CROAL, Stabroek, new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion on 3 house
lots $65M neg. Ederson's -
MON Re Pos ECD new 2-storey
concrete t.u;.i.in- size 32' x 22
land size i:i .' $8M/US$40
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
new concrete 2-storey, 4
bedrooms luxurious mansion -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
KINGSTON vacant 3-storey, 3
bedrooms colonial mansion.
Ideal foreign embassy $85M/
US$425 000 neg. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
COGLANDAM vacant 2-flat
concrete building, front 3
bedrooms, back 2 bedrooms
$5.8M. Ederson's 226-5496.

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DURBAN, Lodge. new 2-storey,
4 2-bedroom apartment.
monthly rents/pays your
mortgages, $14M. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
NEW house fully fumished. 2.5
bath, central AC 25 miles from
Disney World. Florida. Price -
US$294 000 or neg. Phone No.
MUST go! 5-bedroom new
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
house. Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD. Call Eddie -
611-8912 or 227-3788.
UG Area, large concrete and
wooden building with land
space, price $13M. K.S.
RAGHUBIR 225-0545, 642-
BUSINESS place, Garnett St,
large tow concrete and
wooden building no repairs.
K.S. RAGHUBIR. 225-0545,
front building with two self
contained three bedroom
apartments. No repairs. 642-
234 SECOND St., Herstelling,
EBD wooden and concrete
house, toilet and bath (upper),
1 bedroom, toilet and bat
power) $7.5 million. Tel: 265-

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
5512, 621-2239.
SIZE 50 X 100 FT. ASKING -
$4.9M. CALL 225-5591 OR
LARGE lot with 2-storey house.
Transported 40 x 300-ft.
Prime location: Main Airport
Road, 20 min. from G/town and
airport. Can have multi-uses
rental. On one side of lot is
canal. Priced to sell Guy$20M
or US100 000 neg. Also one
cll L-"1-ind truck without tray/
1,-,] i 1 .0.1 Cr.nntnrt 1-718-
S1. : 19- 2- 11, 227-
BEST WCD S8.5M, Good Hope,
ECD $9M neg.: Sussex Street -
(Business & Residential)- $7.5M;
Earls Court, LBI $16M: South
Ruimveldt $15.5M; Bar Street,
Kitty $14.5M neg.; Gordon
Street, Kitty $14M: Leonora.
WCD $12M. Charles, Singh
Realty. Tel. 225-5512/621-2239.

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SOUTH Ruimveldt brand new
.reezy corner house [vacant]
)hone & parking $8M. C/
tille, vacant, 3 apartments [7-
)edroomed] corner house
phone & parking] $15M.
'Urban St., vacant 2-flat, 2-
'amily house [close to
3uinness Bar] $5.8M. East
La Penitence vacant 2
apartments house [phone &
oarkipg] $4.5M. LAND:
Diamond $500 000, North
Ruimveldt $3M, Liliendaal -
$4M.: Call: 231-6236.
NEW HOPE: East Bank
Demerara three vacant house
iots,: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 AIR PARK:
very nice executive 3-bedroom
home $32M. MAIN &
MIDPLE: 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 "The Home of Better
ONE three-storey building 33
000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal for
Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other tpe of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
$6.5M & $12M, W. Ruimveldt
$8M, P/Nagar $25M. N. P.
4928, 648-4799.
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.
Lot6Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
806: evening 225-8410.
SANDY BabbSt., 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- 22-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.
227-4040, 611-3866, 628-
0796 Properties for sale -
Queenstown $16M $78M.
Bel Air Park $24M $55M
,Durban St $18M, Kitty- $17M
- $34M, Vreed-en-Hoop -
$65M, Meadow Brook $17M.
Lamaha Gdns $60M, King
Edward St $10M, BIYgezig
,Gdns-$19M, Saffon S- $5
Diamond H/Scheme $11M.
Agricola $10M Ogle $20M
- US$550 000, Parafaith
lHarmony $5.2M, Regent St -
$45M US$1.6M, Plaisance -
$23M, Sheriff St $60M -
US$1.3M, Alexander Villae -
$28M, Atlantic Gdns $23M -
55M, Lamaha Gdns $23M -
:$100M, Subryanville $70M -
'$125M, Bel Air Springs $67M
- $165M, Linden $.5M, Sec.
K':C/ville $22M, New Haven
- $33M, CC Eccles $20M BB
Eccles $25M, Oleander Gdns
- $47M, Good Hope WBD -
$50M Broad St C/town $30M
- $$OM, Bel Air Gdns $87M -
$95M, Kingston $20M -
US$525 000.
three-flat concrete and
wooden, four-bedrQom
building with a store, bond,
garage. Business as a going
concern CAMP STREET -
$60i; one three-flat concrete
and wooden building suitable
for executive office,, hotel,
school, doctor's *private
pra twice, having all social
services and with parking lot
BRICKDAM US$750 000;
largo three-flat concrete and
wooden building suitable for
office school warehouse. Just
VILLAGE. Price to go!!! A
going business and residence
with a bond and parking on
AGENCY. Tel. 226-4362. E-
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225-5512, 621-2239.
Gamett St. $25M, Barr St. $13M,
South Rd (two)l- $25M, $45M,
Regent St.- $M Thomas St. -
$60M, Hi'gh St. -O50M, Palmyra
(Berbice) Public Road with store,
bond and workshop $70M, Kitty -
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, Reent St. -
Warehouse $32M, Business -
$70M, For car mart 59,444
sq. ft. US$1.5M, Surim's
Real Estate Agency. Te]. 226-
4362. E-mail:

EARTH for sale delivery to spot.
Also Bob Cat rental. 626-7127.
NEW. CALL 663-1516. OWNER
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060, 641-2026.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 64T-
2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline 11
speakers,.2800 watts. Call 226-
2913, 615-1203.
SHOCK treatment for swimming
pools. Phone 227-4857 (8 am -'
4 pm), Mon. to Fri
1 BRAND new Whirlpool dryer,
super capacity. Call 18-4384
or 618-5805.
1 JIALING motorcycle in
excellent condition. Tel, 2311
6389, 629-,1863, 227-262.


Accounting and
McAfee 2007
Utilities to Fix
Adult Indlan

box 120Y good codition. Price
- $40 w .all61-242-.cell
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
227-4857 ( am -'4:pm), Mon.
to Fri.
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,
ONE Fridge 11.3 cubic, one
four burner gas stove. Tel. 609-
4818, Kay.
15 HP Johnson, 10 HpJohnson
outboard engines. Excellent
condition. 627-6659, 327-5348.



2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
ROTTWEILER & Doberman pups
4 months old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
NEW Briggs pressure washer
2200 psi $98 000. Call 225-
2611, 225-5645.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors,
belts valves knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11 car,
perfect condition. Property at
5E Garnett Street. Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours.
complete working 22-ft C-band
Satellite Dish and 20-ft. tower.
Tel. 226-4795/618-5278.
ELECTRIC oven. (1 000 W auto
transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
1 18 000 watts, 110 220
diesel generator, 1 200 H
Yamaha outboard engine. Call
662-6790 or 661-0122.
ORIGINAL Honda Pressure
washers, Honda water pumps -
2' and 3 compressors. All new.
627-6659, 327-5348._
ONE GE 30 inches gas range
with broiler. Contact Patrick -
233-2583 or 644-7972.
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EARTH sand and reef sand,
excavatng, grading, leveling
of sand, clearin g& 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.
2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
FIBRE Glass boat 20 ft x 6
cabin cruiser $60 000 slightly
damaged. Tel. 225-4631, 225-
2503, 647-3000.
1 40Hp outboard engine,
Yhanna Dry shaft for sale 28
length. Contact Rich 225-
ONE AE 81 Toyota Corolla,
excellent condition. Tel. 618-
4457 or 648-2427.
BILLBOARD top hits 1950 -
2006. Get your music selection
on CD/MP3. Contact 626-8019,
231-2440. Web:
2 HONDA Power washers, 1
STHIL weeding machines, 1 12
'/ planer, 1 air compressor, 1 6
000 Yamaha Generator, 1
Lawn mower. New items. Tel.
267-2329, 646-5179.
FREON gas: 11, 12 22 502
134A & 404A, also Heliurn gas
for balloons an ArAon gas.
Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri.
PUPS for sale Doberman and
Belgian Malanoil mixed.
Excellent guard dogs, fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
TELEPHONE 254-1145 OR Cell
HURRY to Sky Universal,
authorised dealer of Phillips
Sky Digital Satellite Dish. For
the best offer. 156 Channels
including pay per view and
audio. Cal 227-1151, 231-609.







BENZ 190E parts, engine (4-
cylinder) and gear box, drive
shaft, bonnet, radiator, door
class (4-pc.), bottles,' etc. All -
$295 000 cash. Tel. 225-4631,
225-2503, 647-3000.

ONE brand new ceramic kiln
medium size US$1000 neg. One
Lister generator (10 kva), in
good working condition, one 7
piece dining set in good
condition chairs plastic. 624-
8315, 222-3346, anytime.
3 POOL tables. Must be sold.
Owner leaving Ally 9 Railway
Line Better Hope, ECD. 220-
1 USED RZ engine, 1 Mitsubishi
canter 4D 32 engine, 1 canter.
breaks Survo. Call 226-2996,,
1 TC 57, NEW Holland
combine, 2 tractors, 1 25Hp
outboard engine, 1 Bedford 330
Lorry. Call 232-0547, 623,
ONE Stainless steel Food
Cart compact with deep fryers.
hot plate, storage
compartments, etc. 1 large
suite and 1 couch. Tel. 226-
MOTOROLA L7 $43 000, V3i
- $60 000, Razr, 1 Gym Master
treadmill $23 000, 1 Stihl 160
weeding Machine $75 000.
Call 623-2000, 223-2110. Ask
for Percy.
ONE 22 KW air cooled diesel
generator Trailer mounted. 220-
403 phase silenced. Phone 444-
ALL types of feed and rice bran,
broke, paddy, boosie, pet rice,
copra meal, white rice, brown
rice & baby chicks. Call us we
have the best price around -
261-5533, 336-3996, 614-1150.
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb $4 000;
Alum 55-lb $5 000, Soda Ash -
50-lb $7 500, Sulphuric Acid 45-
al $45 000. Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone 227-4857
- (8 am 4pm) Mon. to Fri.
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
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.
ONE complete music set with 8
bottom 18" fang speakers, 6
upright top with 15" double
speakers. 4 44T drew horns, 6
- ASC amplifiers, equalizers,
crossovers (numack) 1 -32 amps
turn up transformer, -100 watts
bullets. Also 8 metal hall spot
camps 18" x 15" complete with
wires disco lights, fogging
machine. One Nissan 4x 4
complete with bed liner, search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305
or 618-8996.
$2,950 000 (two million, nine
hundred and fifty thousand
dollars) OBO. 1 197 KW ON
$3 000 000 (three million
dollars) OBO. 1 125 KW CAT
PRICE: $3 000 000) three
millions). OBO 1 120 KW
PRICE:$1 200 000 (one million
two hundred thousand dollars),
OBO. Generator sets have been:
overhauled and are in perfect
working condition. 1 DITCH
BACKHOE with new chain andi
in perfect working condition. 1,
P & L Engineering &
Construction Company Ltd2. 61E
'/2 David Street, Kitty. Tel. # 227-
4386 or 227-4412.
2 FILING cabinet, 8 office chairs,
guillotine, Hp printer 9300.
scanner, laminating machine.
binding machine, photocopier.
stabilizers, backups ata boxes,
antenna (wireless) computer
systems, glass cases, lighting sign.
222-649 231-8748, 110-3452.
OXYGEN and Acetylene gases
- fast and efficient service. 10 -
11 Mc Doom Public Road, EBD.
Phone 223-6533 (8 am 4pm),
Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 am 12
BRAND new fridigare
refrigerators, 14 cubic, double
door no frost, white $120 000.
De Walt Compressor $95 000,
Electrical accessories switches.
points decorator plates. Call
Abdul Rahim 647-6557, 227-

PROJECTORS, Laptop digital
cameras, guitars, keyboards,
DVD recorders, Plasma TVs, I-
Pods, PSP, Phones. Tel. # 226-
6432, 225-8628. Majestics.
DELL Dimension Computer
system (Black), 2 Ghz Processor,
17" monitor, internet ready
Windows XP, 1yr. 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.__
2 BRAND new imported Pools
Table. Contact Mohan Persaud,
11 Independence St., La Grange,
WBD. 263-5226.
COMPLETE Computer System
internet read 15" monitor 1
yr. warranty $63 000. FREE
printer. Call 225-2611, 225-5645.
BRAND new V3i Razr with
itunes, V6 Pebl and L7 SIvr.
Contact Sultan 645-6217, Shiek
HONDA 6500 ES generator
from Canada, one freezer (whirl
pool), chest freezer. Call 225-
7978, 57900-...
SALON items going cheap 2
in one salon station, 1 sink,
salon table, etc for further
information. Contact Penny on
Tel. Nos. 225-0196, 225-2636
or 629-7405.
ONE-CYLINDER Petter 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
CRADLE 56" x 39" $15 000,
rocking chair $3 000, baby
rocker Fisher Price $4 000,
car seat Evenflo $12 000, Jig
saw -Black & Decker- $25 000
Circle Saw Black & Decker -
$25 000, Bench Grinder- Black
& Decker $25 000, Computer
CPU 80g hard drive $85 000.
Call 223-4492, after 5 pm,
anytime on weekends.
BOX. CALL 621-6049, 227-
DELL Computers Dell
Dimension 3100 with 3.06 Ghz
Hyper threading Pentium 4, 80
GB. hard drive modem, XP, CD-
RW/DVD, 17" Flat Screen. USB
keyboard & mouse, 512Mb
memory, 96 Mb Video, audio,
Ire-install CD. $182 000. Call
:223-5308/626-8784 9 am to 9
,pm Sunday to Sunday.
ONE CHAR broil portable gas
barbeque. arill $40 000 one
50-gallon (4 ft. x 2 ft.) aquarium
With pump, fishes stand, lights -
$100 000; Barbie doll's house -
4 ft x 4 ft (pink) .$60 000, two
sofa beds (rey and brown) -
$80 000 $0T0 000, large wall
divider, can accommodate 64"
TV, stereo equipment, fully
upholstered (must see) $180
0GO. Phone 225-2503, 225-
4631, 647-3000.
$20 000, SINGLE FRAME -
TEL. 270-4532 OR 624-7023.
1 LARGE MILWAKEE Delta drill
press 110, 240v on stand $105
000; 1 bench type drill ress English
made, 110 v $60 000; 1 Blak &
Decker cross cut saw, 110v $10
000; 1 2 000 watts tranIsformer -
$10 000; 1 new 16-feet ladder
aluminum in 2 8-ft. half En lish
made $25 000; 1 4-feet plaorm
ladder for cleaning $10 0006 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-gallon carpet
adhesive paste $5 000 each; 4
wash basins with hot and cold water
fittings $8 000 each, British made:
50 parabolic diffusers, 4 ft. x 2 ft.
lamps with cubical reflectors and 4
S- 4-ft. tubes 240 volts $12 500
each: 12 GE security lamps with
i ballast 240v $6 000each,3 000
i watts. Call 641-2284.

A/T, 4WD, A/C,
P/S, P/W, P/M

TELi 821-6015

2000 MODEL Toyota Tacoma.
Tel. 610-3880, 612-7666.Price
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
LEVIN *EFI, AC, rims, etc. Call
DODGE Grand Caravan (SE)
5-door double air bags, like
new. 226-4177, 225-2319
series fully equipped. Owner
leaving country. Call 646-1933.
AT 192 CARINA, PHH Series.
$1.4 min. Owner leaving. Call
225-3221/8915 Office.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle
truck with hyhab, dump, 20-cyd.
Tray. Price neg. Call 640-2365.




lOT2G & DlSM.
LE 226 5046 OR 026 "S1
series, stick gear, power
widow. music. Al copdition
S $550 000 (neg.). Rafen -
275-0208, 626-0350.

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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 164Channel Mixer -
$65 000. Reavey 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 157 Powered speaker -
120 000. Lexicon Delay $50
000. 4- QSC Amplifiers 4
000W $290 000. rum Set
Tama, 5-pc. $200 000. Stage
23 x 321 $500 000. 85 KVA
Generator- $2.5M. Complete
P.A. Systems, speakers 12/
15/18, horns, 32 & 24 Channel
Sound raft console; speaker
cones, drum mikes, cable tester,
Nurex, Spiders, Bullets;
CD...etc.- Contact Shiek Ally-
227 -7528/629-4282/613-

Model M truck. Tel:
F 150. TEL. 623-5534,
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548, 629-3996

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1 HILUX Surf fully powered
sunroof, nickel crashar, loud
sound system, alarm, mag rims,
mint condition $2.3M. Call 259-
3054, 609-6315.
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina Wagon
(back wheel drive), automatic,
excellent condition solid
engine. Price $400 000 neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-

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Police Station

1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-door
manual, 4 x 4, straight six, left hand.
immaculate condition. Price $1.6M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual, excellent condition -
$625 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (Diesel
engine). Automatic, fully
powered. maq rims, crash bar.
clean. Price $1.8M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1 MITSUBISHI Canter enclosed
.- ,ii.-,... condition GHH series.
:.- .7 million. 1 Hiace Super
Cusjtnm, minibus, working condition,
;FF :-- ; Price $600 000
Telephone 259-3158
1 TOYOTA Double Cab Hilux
(4-wheel drivea)- manual, mag
rims. crash bar. side bars.
immaculate condition. Price -
$2.7M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
AT 192 CARINA automatic,
fully powered. AC, mag rims,
never in hire. CD player $1.3M
neg. Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-door)
22R engine. (4 x 4) automatic.
crash oar, AC. CD player, cabin
carriage, mag rims, fully
powered immaculate condition.
Price $1.4M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered.
AC. mag rims. Price -
$1.2M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 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
(GJJ series), manual. AC (4 x 4).
Price $2.5M (hardly used).
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
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, 621-5902.
(immaculate condition) -
automatic. fully powered. AC,
chrome mag rims, crash bar. CD.
P:ice $3.2M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Serena (mini van) -
fully loaded, (hardly used),
automatic, fully powered, dual sun
roo, AC, sliding door. Price $3.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 AT 170 Carina EFI,
automatic. maprims. Price $825
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
2 AT 170 Toyota Coronas (half
light & full light) automatic, fully
powered. a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $850 000 each.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet (2-
door), Turbo (PGG series,
manual, fully cowered, AC.
CD player afarm. Price -
$800 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA HILU Surf (4 x 4) PHH
Series, automatic, fully powered,
al/c, mag rims, crash bars, .fog
lamps. CD player, alarm, sunroof.
music set. step bar, immaculate
condition, hardly used. $2 350
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400.


EXCAVATOR Daewoo Solar
200 111 (Factory refurbished).
Contact Sam 625-7741, 222-
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.

Thec place yyou need
to be when


Please contact us at
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
Just behind Brickdam
Police Station
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ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ONE SV 40 CAMRY fully
loaded, keyless entry, mag rims
never registered. Price $2.5M
negotiable. Tel. 225-3255.
excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFI. fully
cowered. Tel. 222-2905, 641.
GRIEA Toyota Tundra 4x4
excellent condition. Price neg.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
ONE AE 91 Corolla in good
condition. Magrims, music
systems, PGG series. Price -
$675 000. Tel, 222-5078.
AT 170 Carina $975 000, AT
192 carina $1 350 000, AT
212 carina $1 650 000. Honda
CRV $3.1M, Hilux Diesel -
$3.7M. Unique Auto Sales. Tel.
# 227-3551, 647-0856.
NISSAN Presea mags, fully
power, air conditioned, good
condition. Asking $550 000.
Call Elson 622-5465.
$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
m message. .......................
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
ONE AAL60.Carina, in excellent
working condition, needs bod
work Tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-
ONE Nissan Sunny wagon.
mag rims in working
condition $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
1 SV 32 TOYOTA Camry,
automatic mag CD, excellent
condition. Call 225-4435, 624-
.. .....^... .... .... ........ ......... .........
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
motor car AC, mags, CD,
spoiler. Excellent condition -
$700 000, automatic, 1 AE 100
Toyota.Corolla Call 629-4236.
LONG Base RZ, BGG series in
immaculate condition with
solid engine, gear box and
Def. Call 276-0313, 626-1141
-$1.2M1 negs.q hahab.
TOYOTA Dyna long base canter
in excellent condition $1 300
000 neg. Call 276-0313, 626-
1141 Shahab.
ASKING $1.7M. CALL 225-
5591, 619-5505. -
ONE AE 100 Toyota Corolla.
in excellent working
condition. Price neg. Phone
227-7458, 613-6149.
FORD tow truck needs minor
work Phone 624-8402, 225-
NISSAN'Pathfinder SE-V6 fully
powered slightly damaged sold
as is with documents $700 000.
Tel 225-4631, 225-2503, 624-


ONE 3-ton Toyota Dyna with
aluminum box tray Call 621-2859
BEST VALUE 1 RZ minibus in
excellent condition mags modern
seats, etc. Call 229-6421, 616-
9523. 231-3868.

I GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle
truck with hyhab, dump, 20-cyd.
Tray. Price neg. Call 640-2365.
Dump Truck 1 John Deere
Backhoe. Call 623-9566.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5 Miata
sports car, hard and soft top, low
mileage. Price negotiable. Term
available. Phone 227-7677, 647-
3000, 225-2503.

190E MERCEDES Benz Special
Edition automatic, fully
powered, 2.6-cylinder, full flair
package and lots of extra. Must
see have minor work. Sold as is
cash. 225-2503, 225-4631.
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 SheriffSt.,
C/ville. 226-9109.
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new model,
15B engine, 14-feet tray. AC, 3
tons, lust 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.
ONE AT 170 CORONA Motor car.
EFI in excellent condition,
recently resprayed, CD, EQ, AC,
PW, spoiler. Call 231-5680.
NISSAN Sunny 2003 model only
done 6 000 miles, AC/PS/PW/ABS,
fully loaded, never registered -
$2.2M. Call 225-2611, 225-5645.
FORD Lincoin limousine. (Black)
- 7-seater. first to arrive in
Guyana, needs some work. Sold
as is with documents $2.5
million. Tel. 225-4631, 225-
2503. 647-7300.
1 HONDA CRV. PHH series, like
new. big music, mags, AC, air
bag. Contact Shafeez 220-2047.
ONE AT 170 Corona car, PGG series
Split lights, PW, PM, automatic,
refurbished and sprayed $775 000.
Tel. 619-5087. 218-3018.
PJJ Toyota Hilux Surf 4x4, fully
powered, AC, automatic, CD.
mags in immaculate condition -
$2 650 000 neg. Call 276-0313,
626-1141, Shahab.
TOYOTA Carina E, 5-door. lift back,
sun roof, fully powered, a/c,
automatic, excellent conditiononne
owrer from new. Tel. 225-2471 or
TOYOTA Townace small bus 12-
seater, good condition. Pnced togo
- $600 000. Contact 35 Seaforth St.
C/ville. Phone 231-1271. Cell 610-
2037, Hyneter.
580 C HYMAC with swamp tract,
10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3 tons
vibrating roller. All in good ,working
conditions. Call 623-3404. 222-

TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint condition.
PHH series, fully powered, mag
rims, side bars, fog lamps and
crystal h/li~hts. Sony CD/MP3/tape
player. $3M negotiable. Contact
648-9485. 624-l102, 226-7228.
FORD Lincoln limousine. (Black)
- 7-seater, first to arrive in
Guyana. Needs some work. Sold
as is with documents $2.5
million. Tel. 225-4631, 225-
2503, 647-7300.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser fully
powered, PJJ Series, mint condition,
new tyres, mags, etc. Must see.
Owner migrating $7.5M neg. One
Toyota AE 91, fully powered.
automatic, mag wheels. Excellent

TOYOTA Glanza fully
automatic, AC/PS/PW ABS mag
rims, never registered $1.8M. Call
225-2611, 225-5645...
BMW 318i. 2-door car, working
condition. Price to go $650
000. Also Suzuki 4 x 4 Jeep -
$750 000. 226-4177. 225-2319
STRETCH Limousine, White
(largest in country), seats up to
16 persons equipped with 4 TV
screens, DVD sound system. Fully
powered. Too much to mention.
Contact Exotic Rentals 68 Robb
Street, Lacytown, G/t. Tel. 227-
7677, 647-3000 Mr. Singh.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, inag rims.
fog lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg_. Telephon-e. 6.22-0322.....
BMW 525i Black four-door car air
bag, leather interior. Also Honda
DeTsol Convertible sport car. 226-
4177. 225-2319.


ONE long base Canter truck in
good working condition. 3-ton.
Contact Ravi 622-1782/264-
1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab Tacoma
(2001 model), first owner (like
iew) immaculate $3.1M neg.
225-0995, 628-0796.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors, good
condition, CD/Tape player, bubble
tray dual air bag. mag rims, etc. -
$5 M _neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully loaded,
Model C 33, 4-cylinder, gear (PW,
PM, PS). Price neg. Call: 223-9021.
C 62-7419 (Monty) ...
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab pick-up LN
170 2L diesel also Nissan 1997
Pathfinder with 4-cylinder engine.
225-2319, 226-4177,
AT 212 & 192 Carinas, AE100
Sprinter, CP 82 Starlet 4-door,
Mitsubishi, Pajero J. R., Wagon
Caldina, pickup. T100 & Single Cab.
Amar 227-2834/621-6037
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 1.92
Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry. AE 91
Corolla Wagon. Owner leaving
country. Call # 645-6288. 231-055,5.
All prices neg.
1 MITSUBISHI Paiero 10 2003
model, 50 000 km, PKK 461. Mint
condition. Call Trevor John 333-
2416. 333-4404, 623-6990. Price
- $4.5 million neg.
REALTY 225-5512, 621-2239.
CONDITION $800 000.
TEL. # 225-5512, 621-2239.
GJJ series Extra cab Pick up 1999
model, automatic, 4x4. CD, air
bag, crash bar. winch, 6 year
warranty battery, life time warranty
air. filter, brand new tyres, mags,
bed liner etc. in immaculate
condition, never run off road.
Owner leaving country $2 900
000 nrieg Call 276-0313 or 626-
ONE Mitsubishi Canter truck
enclosed. 3-ton GFF series $950
000. 1 Toyota Hiace Super Custom 3
000 cc, Turbo charge, diesel engine,
BJJ series, hardly used. $2.4 million.
One Toyota Hilux Double Cab, PHH
Series 3 Y engine $2.7 million.
One 29-seater bus Mitsubishi Rosa,
JJ series $3.5million. One 29-seater
Toyola Coaster bus, BHH series $2.9
million. 225-1429; 624-1147.
PLAYER. Price $1 175 000 neg.
For enquires please call 226-
3596 or 621-4476.
PRIVATE Toyota Lite Ace 9 seater
minibus with 4 new tyres, CD
player, radio, mag rims, excellent
condition $1.2M, one Sunny car
with spoiler new tyres, mag rims,
CD player $1.2M. Sold by owner
call 223-5204, 628-7605.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) four-
door luxury Sedan automatic,
power window, locks, digital dish,
TV and DVD players, air
conditioning. Only 47 000 miles.
Like new $3.9M. Terms available.
Phone 647-3000, 225-2503, 225-
DAVID Auto Sales, 238 South Rd.
& Alexander St. Buying & Selling
used vehicle, AE 91 Corona
Sprinter. AT 170 Carina & Corona,
AE100 Corolla & Sprinter, 192
Carina 212 Corona 212 Carina.
SB40, 210 Corona, RZ Long & Short
Base. 227-1845 9 am 4 pim
Monday Friday 229-6253 -
anytime .........
USED vehicles. SV 40 Camry/212
Carina, 210 Corona, AT 192 Carina,
AE 100 Corolla/Sprinter, AT 170
Carina/Corona AE 91 Sprinter, AE
81 Corolla, Nissan Sunny, 4 x 4
Nissan, 4-Runner. Nissan Vanette,
Toyota Townace RZ buses.
Vehicles from $300 000. Contact
Dave Auto Sales Lot 10 Croal
Street, Stabroek. Tel, 223-6218/
after 4 pr 231-3690, Cell -
612-4.4'77..Al.so Wa.gon 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-Rusl,
Georgetown (behind Brickdarn
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street) Tel. 226-9951.
226-)546, 231-7432.


ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic transmission 3F
engine, 4 500 cc engine, EFI,
full 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-
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110.
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra ,ab-
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174,Byota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux
Single Cab LN 106, Toyota
Hilux Surf RZN 185 YN 130.
KZN 185. Mitsubishi Canter
FE 638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192. AT 212.
Toyota Marino AE 100.
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26. ACA 21. SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15.
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer
CK 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT 210. Toyota Hiace
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From back page

regaining the title was built
by their runners and field
athletes. In the overall points
standing for this competition,
Upper Demerara River and
Kwakwani dominated. Their
athletes were able to amass
561/2 points, way ahead of
second-place finishers East
Georgetown on 415 points and
third-placers East Coast
Demerara on 415 points.
Leading the charge for
the winners in athletics were
under-eight male athlete
Okogha Peters who totalled
36 points, under-12 male ath-
lete Deion Duke who finished
with 45 points, and under-20
field athlete Ronald Payne
(30 points).

Best ever'


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From back page
The action kicks off at
10:00 h with 13 events
carded. Gayadin said that
events for females are also
scheduled. In the expert cat-
egory Andy 'Lightning'
Rajkaran will be battling to
hold off the challenge of
Stephen Vieira, Vassy
Barry, Joe Budram and
Mustaq Ali.
Rajkaran and Vieira
have a personal score to
settle, as the former pushed
Vieira into second place
twice when the Guyana
Motor Racing and Sports
Club held its International
Meeting at the South Da-
kota Circuit in October.
In addition to the Ex-
pert Category, there will
be one for Novices and
another fpr.Reginners.
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In the open category of the
athletics, middle distance run-
ners Dennis Horatio (North
Georgetown) and Alika Morgan
(East Georgetown) took the
glory. They dominated the long
distance events and \were dul!y
Bartica's teachers through a
good performance from their fe-
nale athletes were able to fin-
ish the competition with 271
points. Finishing second were
Corentyne with 262 points,
while West Demerara finished

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Bravo out of ODI series;

replaced by Collymore
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CMC) West Indies have been
struck another blow ahead of their One-Day International
series against Pakistan as key all-rounder Dwayne Bravo
has been forced to return home early.
A release from Imran Khan, the team's communications of-
ficer, said yesterday Bravo left for Trinidad & Tobago Friday
evening to be with persons who are close to him and are sick.
"West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo sought and received
the permission of the selectors to return home to be with per-
sons close to him who are unwell," the release stated.
The 23-year-old Bravo, who
played a major part in the West
Indies' recent Champions Trophy
campaign in India, has been re-
placed by fast bowler Corey
Collymore for the five-match One
Day Series. }
"Collymore who was part of the
Test squad but not originally named
in the West Indies One Day squad,
travelled with the squad from Karachi *'J-. 8
to Islamabad for the start of the ODI
series against Pakistan." the release
continued. DWAYNE BRAVO
Bravo's departure follows that D E AV
of vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan who was forced out
of the tour after sustaining a hairline fracture in his right
foot while batting on the last day of the final Test in
Ian Bradshaw, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith,
who were called up from the Caribbean for the series, have
joined the squad for the series which bowls off Tuesday in

In the under-21 division of
the competition Bartica's
Shelana Gounga finished with
18 points to \\in the female tro-
phy. while two male teachers
from the district were lied with
teachers from Ptl'arLo/SiparLuni
and East Georgetown in the
same ace division. Fiona Men-
tis gave Bartica another trophy
by finishing the top female (30
points) in the 21-30 category.

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From page 27
However, Nedesh Basdeo,
6, and his brother Bisnarine, 13,
played sensibly in the remain-
ing overs to ensure that they
were still there at the innings'
Needing to score at exactly
seven runs per over. Young War-
riors, who were handed a six-
runs penalty for failing to bowl
their quota of overs in the allot-
ted eight minutes, wcre always
on course despite Blairmont
picking up the wicket of
Hussain 7. in the second over.
when the batsman was given out
leg-before to medium pacer
Baichan Boodhoo with 12 runs
on the board.
Ramdeen. who spanked six
fours and a six in a knock of 58
that spanned 39 deliveries fea-
tured in a 51-run second-wicket
partnership in five overs with
Gajanand Singh, whose contri-
bution was 22.
Daesrath made 18. Evans
18 and Beharry 16 that con-
tained two massive sixes over
mid-wicket were at the
crease when victory was

In cycling. Geron Will-
iams from North Georgetown
and Diana Pollydore from
New Amsterdam, Canje,
claimed the male and female
overall titles.
The competition is set to
continue next year in Linden,
while plans are already on
stream to hold them in 2008
at the Guyana National Sta-
dium at Providence and 2012
in Rupununi.

Wallace 30, and Denish Joseph
and Mohindra Boodraln with
20 each were the main run-get-
tcrs for Central Essequibo.
GCC added $100 000 for
their effort, to the $200 000
collected earlier on while Cen-
tral Essequibo received a further

$50 000 to go with their $200
000 that was presented to them
upon their demise in the semi-
Apart from the $1000 000,
Young Warriors were also
presented with the beautiful
Shapoorji Pallonji trophy.

OffIT-spinner Karamdal
Bissondial weighed in with ad-
mirable figures of three for 17
firolm four overs hut it was not
enough to stop Young Warriors.
Earlier in the day,
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC), led by national all-
rounder Neil McGarrell, over-
powered Central Essequibo by
seven wickets, in their third
place play-off.
McGarell grabbed three for
23 with his left-arm spin to re-
strict the Essequibians to 139
for eight from their allotment of
20 overs, before stroking an un-
beaten 55 (five fours and a six)
to guide the Bourda boys to 143
for five in 17.4 overs
The former West Indies
Test player ended the match in
fine style, hoisting off-spinner
Rovindra Parsram high over
long-off for six. also bringing up
his half-century in the process.
He added an unfinished
97-run fourth-wicket stand
with Azeemul Haniff, who
clobbered four fours and a six
in a well compiled 46, with
their team delicately placed
on 46 for three in the seventh
Medium pacer Latchman
Rohit had two for 22, bowling
for Central Essequibo.
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Village, ECD who ..
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December 1,2004.
God took you in His
care, our dear father i
Now we take comfort only in knowing that your
pain is over
We try to carry on as normal because you would
want us to
But it hurts so much now that we have lost you
And if we could have you back for even just a
We 'I say goodbye, kiss you and smile because
you smile
And tomorrow has come and you no longer are
But you are always in our hearts and we know
you're always near
Sadly missed by your loving wife,children, V-;
Sgrandchildren,son-in-law, daughters-in-law, ',
grand son-in-law, great granddaughter, .^
S sisters and relatives and friends. .

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MRS. JASTINA KHAN who passed away on
December 1, 2001.
Lovingly remembered by her family -
daughter Halima Ishoof,
granddaughters Malika Kissoon,
Scheherazade Ishoof-Khan, Sabriya
Ishoof, grandson Saif Ishoof, great
grandchildren Ameera Kissoon,
Sakinah Khan, Hamza Bahouj, Krimah
rKhan, and Rania Ishoof.


of the life liof ESTHER FRANCO
(A.K.A) ELIZA of Edinburgh
Village, EBB who departed on
r No time can erase those
memories, and no one can ill the '
That exist since you left. you were
truly a remarkable individual
With such special qualities, you
touched the lives of those you
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Match switched to Blairmont ground ...

Albion, South Essequibo clash in

Neal and Massy 40-over final today

By Ravendra Madholall

DESPITE the absence of two
of their most experienced
players, Narsingh Deonarine
and Sewnarine Chattergoon,
due to West Indies 'A' team
commitments, Albion will
still be pre-match favourites
against South Essequibo in
today's rescheduled Neal and
Massy 40-over first division
cricket final.
Today's match has been
shifted from the GCC ground,
Bourda, to Blairmont Commu-
nity Centre ground, Berbice, and
South Essequibo will be looking
to emulate fellow Essequibians,
North Essequibo, who had

beaten the same Albion in the
1995 S.N. Singh 40-over cricket
The South Essequibo team
will be led by left-arm orthodox
spinner Bisham Seepersaud, a
former national youth player,
and his wealth of experience of
skippering Essequibo a few
years ago, will be a morale-
booster for him.
In the great upset that year,
Seepersaud was playing for
North Essequibo.
The batsmen from both
teams will also be conscious that
they will have to take aerial
route if they are going to accu-
mulate quick runs. Ravi Beharry
and Norman Fredericks are the

two men likely to start the in-
nings for South Essequibo.
The left-handed Fredericks,
who scored an impressive half-
century against Berbice in the
initial round of the 2006 three-
day Guyana Cricket Board se-
nior Inter-county at Everest, is
expected to take up the bulk of
the batting.
Beharry, the fluent Kumar
Dass, the hard-hitting Patrick
Rooplall, who recently gained
the reputation of being a very
flamboyant batsman, will be
looking to record good scores for
South Essequibo against a very
competitive Albion bowling at-
Other players with good



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first division experience will be
keen to play supporting roles
for the senior boys. Jewan
Singh, Devanand Madho,
Chanderdat Jairam, Mortimer
Miller, Husbard Thomas,
Horatio Paul have all done well
in the preliminary round and
shall be in a good frame of mind
of taking on the strong attack.
On the other hand, the
Berbice team Albion will
want to continue their domi-
nance in local cricket. They will
be undoubtedly brimming with
confidence after beating power-
house GCC in the 2006 Baron
Foods national first division fi-
nal recently on their home
Deonarine and Sewnarine
Chattergoon had played vital
roles in their triumph against
GCC while in the semi-final
they defeated another formi-
dable Georgetown team, DCC.
Skipper Orvin Mangru, a
star in the Youth tournament in
2003, will have a bunch of play-
ers eagerly looking to display
their talent and more impor-
tantly making an impression at
the first division level.
Ramnarine Chattergoon,
brother of Sewnarine
Chattergoon, will open the bat-
ting with national Under-15
batsman Manoj Poorannauth,
while exciting national
Twenty20 player Imran Khan
can play an important part at
number three.
Ranga Lachigadu, who was

the man in the limelight when
his team beat DCC, will again
be asked to play the assisting
role in the middle-order while the
likes of national Under-15 skip-
per Jonathan Foo, Suraj
Sahadeo and wicketkeeper/bats-

man Shastri Persaud are capable
enough to make a solid contri-
In the bowling department
which is very disciplined, left-
arm spinner Veerasammy
Permaul, leg-spinner Davendra
Bishoo will definitely lead the
slow bowling department while
in the fast bowling area the ex-
perienced Doodnauth
Lalbeharry will share the cherry
with the energetic Leyland
When the action gets crack-
ing at 09:30 h, umpires
Devendra Anandjit and Clement

Brusch will put on the bails
while Nigel Duguid will take up
standby duties.
Albion team reads: Orvin
Mangru (captain), Ramnarine
Chattergoon, Manoj
Poorannauth, Jonathan Foo,
Ranga Lachigadu, Imran Khan,
Suraj Sahadeo, Shastri Persaud
(wkp.), Doodnauth Lalbeharry,
Davendra Bishoo, Veerasammy
Permaul, Leyland Edwards,
Sahadeo Somai and Hemant
Rabindradat. Dhanpaul Sahadeo
is the manager.
South Essequibo team
reads: Bisham Seepersaud
(captain), Ravi Beharry,
Norman Fredericks, Kumar
Dass, Patrick Rooplall,
Jewan Singh, Devanand
Madho, Chanderdat Jairam,
Mortimer Miller, Husbard
Thomas, Horatio Paul and
Shanon Jagmohan. Linden
Daniels is the manager.

Prince leads Pistons

to eighth straight win

DETROIT, Mich. (Reuters) -
Tayshaun Prince matched a
career-high with 31 points to
help the streaking Detroit
Pistons beat the New York
Knicks 108-100 in Auburn


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Pistons, who shot 48 percent
from the field and hit 11 of their
22 three-point attempts. Prince
had six of the three-pointers, a
career high.
Detroit led 56-49 at the half
and by 13 points after three
quarters and despite a Knicks
comeback attempt early in the
fourth LM quaer, were never really
in danger of losing the lead.
Richard Hamilton added 26
points and went 1 -lor-11 from
the line for the Pistons. and
Rashecd Wallace hauled down
14 rebounds.
Eddy Curry led the Knicks
with 24 points and Jamal
Crawflord came off the bench to
add 18 points for New York.
The Dallas Mavericks ex-

tended their winning streak to
12 games by routing the Sacra-
mento Kings 109-90 at home.
Josh Howard led the Mavs with
24 points. Dallas have not lost
since starting the season 0-4.
Carmelo Anthony contin-
ued his hot shooting with 35
points to help the Denver Nug-
gets beat the Minnesota
Timbcrwolves 106-92.
In Washington. Gilbert Are-
nas had 33 points and 10 assists
as the Wizards beat the Char-
lotte Bobcats 121-109.
LeBron James had 31
points, including 13 in the fi-
nal quarter, as the Cleveland
Cavaliers pulled away for a
106-95 win over the Atlanta

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Collingwood's 206, Pietersen

158 help England to 551-6

By Julian Linden

ADELAIDE, Australia
(Reuters) England picked
up the crucial wicket of Jus-
tin Langer to reduce Austra-
lia to 28 for one after Paul
Collingwood and Kevin
Pietersen enabled the tour-
ists to post a daunting total of
551-6 in the second Ashes
Test yesterday.
Langer was caught by Kevin
Pietersen at gully for four off
the bowling of Andrew Flintoff,
leaving Matthew Hayden (12
not out) and Ricky Ponting (11
not out) to a survive a tricky
nine-over spell through to
England were able to declare

over 100 runs in one of the
worst collective performances
of their careers with Stuart
Clark (3-75) the pick of the

Collingwood was out on the
last ball before tea but not be-
fore he had torn up the record
books with a calculated 392-ball
innings that featured 16 bound-
aries and helped erase the dis-
appointment of getting out for
96 in Brisbane.
He broke Jack Hobbs's
record of 187 set in 1928-29,
for the highest score by an En-
glishman at Adelaide Oval as
well his beating his own previ-
ous high Test score of 186,

Kevin Pietersen reaches his sixth Test century off 149
runs but is then forced into his shell. (BBC Sport photo)

late in the final session after
Collingwood grafted 206 and
Pietersen 158 to put the tour-
ists in control of the match just
days after they were thrashed
by277 riis in the first Test in
Collihgwood became only
the third.Englishman, and the
first since Wally Hammond 70
years ago,: to score a Test
double-century in Australia af-
ter a superb display over eight
and a half hours.
He also shared a record
fourth-wicket partnership of
310 with Pietersen, who
equalled his highest Test
score, to subdue Australia's
bowlers on a docile pitch that
offered little encouragement.
Shane Warne (1-167), Brett
Lee (1-139) and Glenn
McGrath (0-107) all conceded

ENGLAND first innings (overnight
A.Strauss c Martyn b Clark 14
A.Cook c Gilchrist b Clark 27
I.Bell c and b Lee 60
P.Collingwood c Gilchrist
bClark 206
K.Pietersen run-out 158
A.Flintoff not out 38
G.Jones c Martyn b Warne 1
A.Giles not out 27
Extras: (lb-10,w-2, nb-8) 20
Total: (for six wickets decl., 168
overs) 551

made against Pakistan at Lord's
earlier this year.
The 30-year-old also be-
came just the eighth Englishman
to score a double-ton in an
Ashes Test and joined Tip Fos-
ter and Wally Hammond as the
only men to achieve the feat on
Australian soil.
Collingwood's partner-
ship with Pietersen was the
highest fourth-wicket stand
by an English pair against
Australia, beating Graham
Thorpe and Nasser Hussain's
288 at Edgbaston in 1997.
It was also the highest
stand in an Ashes Test at
Adelaide, beating the 262
made by Hammond and Dou-
glas Jardine in 1928-29.
The pair started the day
with England on 266-3 and
added 202 more before the part-

Fall of wickets: 1-32,2-45,3-158,4-
Bowling: Lee 34-1-139-1 (nb-8, w-
1), McGrath 30-5-107-0, Clark 34-
6-75-3, Warne 53-9-167-1 (w-1),
Clarke 17-2-53-0
AUSTRALIA first innings
J.Langer c Pietersen b Flintoff 4
M.Hayden not out 12
R.Ponting not out 11
Extras: (nb-1) 1
Total: (for one wicket,
9 overs) 28
Fall of wicket: 1-8

Paul Collingwood took just two further deliveries to reach
three figures, and receives a standing ovation from the
Adelaide crowd. He later went on to record a double-
century. (BBC Sport)

nership finally ended when a
tired Collingwood edged Clark
to wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.
Collingwood had resumed
on 98 and had brought up his
maiden Ashes ton in the second
over of the day when he clipped
express paceman Lee through
midwicket for three.
Pietersen also made amends
for falling agonisingly short of
a hundred in Brisbane when he
was out for 92 as he brought up
his fourth Test ton off 149 balls
in 199 minutes.

The South African-born
batsman was more aggressive
than Collingwood, smashing 14
fours and a six, but chanced his
arm once too often and was run
out by a direct hit from Ponting
after equalling his 158 from the
last Ashes Test in 2005.

Warne captured his first
wicket in his 47th over when
Geraint Jones was caught by
Damien Martyn for one, but
Flintoff (38 not out) and Ashley
Giles (27 not out) added 60 in
63 minutes to set up the decla-
England's prospects of
winning the match to square the
series will depend on the per-
formance of their bowlers, who
conceded more than 800 runs in
Brisbane for the gain of just 10
Their main strike bowler
Steve Harmison, who struggled
with his rhythm in Brisbane, did
not bowl in yesterday's final
half hour, with Flintoff sharing
the new ball with Matthew
England won back the
Ashes last year for the first
time since 1989.

New Zealand recall

Sinclair for Sri Lanka Test

ADELAIDE, Australia
(Reuters) Mathew Sinclair
was recalled to the New
Zealand Test team for the
first time in two years as part
of a 13-man squad for next
week's first Test against Sri


Lanka in Christchurch.
The New Zealand selectors
also included specialist opener
Craig Cumming and holstered
the leam's pace allack alflcr
Kyle Mills was Iruled out with
a knee injury.
Michael Mason and lain
O'Brien were added to the
squad. although one of Ihem is
likely to he omitted when the
squiad is trimmed to 12.
Sinclair made a double-
century on his Test debut
against the West Indies in

1999 but has struggled to hold
his place in the team and has
not played a Test in two years.
New Zealand coach John
Bracewell said Sinclair had been
recalled because of his consis-
tent performances in first-class
cricket, while Cumming was in-
cluded because the Kiwis
wanted a specialist opener after
experimenting with different
"In Sinclair's case, it is a
continuation of the runs he
scored last season and
Cumming has had Test experi-
ence," Bracewell told the New
Zealand Press Association.
"In the end. it came down
to a sheer weight of runs comn-
pared with the other possible
"We've gone back to look-
ing at selecting options who
choose to open rather 11han be-
ing asked to."
New Zealand: Stephen
Fleming (captain), Craig
Cumming, Jamie How.
Mathew Sinclair. Nathan
Astle. Jacob Orani. Brendon
lMcCullum, Dlaniel Vcttori,
.lames Franklin, Shane
Bond, Chris Martin, Michael
Mason, lan O'Brien.

12/2/2006, 8:32 PM

By Julian Linden

ADELAIDE, Australia
(Reuters) England's cricket-
ers say they still have a long
way to go to win the second
Ashes Test against Australia
with the real hard work still
in front of them.
England rebounded from
their 277-run loss in last
week's opening Test in
Brisbane to finish the second
day at Adelaide Oval in a
strong position after declar-
ing at 551-6 then reducing
Australia to 28-1 at stumps.
Paul Collingwood made 206
to become just the third
Englisman to score a Test
double-century in Australia
while Kevin Pietersen matched
his highest Test score of 158.
The pair shared a record
fourth-wicket partnership of
310 but said they were wary
about making any bold predic-
tions for the match because the
Adelaide Oval was so slow.
"We certainly haven't
cracked it," Collingwood told
a news conference.
"We've had two good days
against them and you have to
remember that this is a pretty
flat, slow pitch and you're not
going to be blasted out on this
"We've gone a long way and
given ourselves a lot of confi-
dence over the past two innings
of doing well against them.
We're heading in the right direc-
tion. We've had a couple of good
days here but we want to press
Pietersen said England's
success in getting the wicket
of Justin Langer cheaply just
before stumps had given the
team the confidence to go on
with the job today.
"It was really important.
That's what we set ourselves
out to do," he said.
"We set ourselves a target
of going out there and coming
hard at the Aussies and picking
up a wicket.
"Our target was one wicket
and it's just a case of hitting our
disciplines tomorrow, setting re-
ally good fields, positive defen-
sive fields possibly and boring

the Australians."
Collingwood admitted he
was a bundle of nerves after
starting the day on 98 not
The 30-year-old was dis-
missed for 96 in Brisbane when
he had a rush of blood but made
no mistake this time. He clipped
express paceman Brett Lee
through midwicket for three
runs in the second over of the
"It's a nice feeling. It's
been a good day for us,"
Collingwood said.
"I turned up this morning
and needed two more for my
century; there were a few nerves
"It wasn't just the century
I was looking at I wanted to
make a big one.
"It was the nervous nineties
that got me out last week. I just
wanted to get it out of the way
and go on."
Pietersen also made amends
for falling agonisingly short of
a hundred in Brisbane when he
was out for 92 as he brought up
his sixth Test ton off 149 balls
in 199 minutes.
He was eventually run-
out for 158, the same score
he made against Australia in
the last Ashes Test in 2005
and again against Sri Lanka
at Lord's this year.
"You can probably see
from the way I walked off
the field, I was full of laughs
and giggles thinking surely
not," Pietersen said about his
run of 158s.
"If you'd have given me
158 yesterday I would have
taken it but it is disappointing
getting so close but it's not a
bad problem to have.
"To get ourselves to 550
shows a lot of grit and determi-
nation and the way we play our
"For Colly and I to be part
of most of those runs is fantas-
tic. The way he plays and the
way I play complement each
other really well.
"It's a flat wicket. Our
bowlers are going to have to
bowl really, really well and
we're going to have to catch
all our catches."

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get carried away by

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Camptowm, Silver Shattas

clash in K&S football opener
By Isaiah Chappelle Silver Shattas in the opening day at the Mackenzie Sports game of the double-header. Mohammed recalled that the called us to say he is comic
match of the 17th Kashif & Club (MSC) ground, Linden, The Kashif & Shanghai company injected $4 000 in the for the final."
O-time champions, Shanghai (K&S) Christmas while two former champions Organisation released the fix- first competition back in 1990, Mohammed disclosed t
ptown, will clash with football extravaganza on Fri- will battle in the feature tures, yesterday, during the which was used as the first the organizers were thinking
briefing of the teams at Thirst prize money, but did not allow returning a play day to Buxt
Park. the use of its name until after the first venue on the E
SSecond year winners, Eagles seven continuous years of spon- Coast Demerara, but the fac
United, the only club to play in scoring the event, ties were vandalised beyond
all but one, will meet 2001 "At the end of seven years, pair, with no changing facility
S champions Victoria Kings from they said you guys passed the available.
., 20:00 h. test." Wales, which was tentati
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CONTINUED support: Banks DIH's lan Hercules (left) pledges the company's commitment.
K&S directors Kashif Mohammed and Aubrey Major are to his left. (Winston Oudkerk


C Registrar
The Caribbean Examinations Council invites nominations and applications for the post
of Registrar. The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.
Caribbean Examinations Council is a regional institution supported by sixteen
governments with its Headquarters in Barbados and with an office for the Western
Caribbean in Jamaica. The Council provides, twice a year, regional examinations in
a wide range of subjects for students in the English speaking Caribbean, Saba and
St Maarten. The Council also administers other examinations for governments of
individual territories.

The Registrar, as Chief Executive Officer, is required to:
-provide leadership for the organization;
ensure timely and effective implementation of the strategic and operational plans;
inspire and motivate staff to perform at optimum levels and to achieve targets set;
be responsible for the effective and efficient conduct of examinations;
represent the Council in its relations with member Governments, other institutions
and organizations with which the Council has to do business.

Candidates should have:
-the ability and the vision to lead the organization through changing times;
-a distinguished record of leadership skills and experience of senior management;
-a thorough knowledge of the Caribbean region;
-a commitment to the education of Caribbean youth and knowledge of theories and
practices relevant to administering examinations.

The ideal candidate should be:
-an accomplished manager of financial and human resources;
-able te promote research;
capable of collaborating with a variety of scholars, funding agencies and govern-
ment officials;
able to supervise cooperative projects with governments, international organisa-
tions, educational in-tiiunio.n, and professional associations.
The successful candidate should have;
-appropriate academic and professional qualifications and should have a minimum
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The Council offers a regionally competitive salary. Benefits include a fully maintained
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the Chairman of the Council at the address given below.
Applications should include the names and addresses of three references and should be
submitted by January 15, 2007.
The UWI Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council
Vice Chancellor's Office
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Requests for further particulars should be addressed, in writing, to the Chairman
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by telephone (876) 927 2406, or (876) 935 8525, fax (876) 927 0253, or e-mail

L/e ueniI g cnamIplon
Bakewell Topp XX will make
their first appearance on
Wednesday, December 20, com-
ing up against BV/Triumph at
the GFC ground, Bourda.
Original sponsors Banks
DIH also pledged continued
support of the championships,
with Public Relations Officer
lan Hercules linking the
country's present international
success to Kashif & Shanghai.
"Guyana is showing ben-
efits of keeping footballers
active. The rating has gone
Hercules said the com-
pany was again pumping in
excess of $1 million, spent on
various aspects of staging the
now regionally acclaimed
"We will like to continue to
the end of time. They demon-
strated what is excellence. We
will continue to support them.
They demonstrated the ability
to manage."
K&S Director Kashif

1n le llcompanyllt J pomelll
out that football had a lot of
conflicting aspects, like prize
monies not being paid and it
did not want its name to be
associated with such nega-
"Banks is now involved
with activities staged by the
Kashif & Shanghai
Mohammed thanked the
company "wholeheartedly" for
"having faith" with the promo-
tions group over the years.
"Banks is now involved
with activities staged by the
Kashif & Shanghai
The promoter announced
that Joe Public of Trinidad &
Tobago would definitely partici-
pate in the championships and
its owner, Jack Warner, a FIFA
vice-president, would be here
for the final on New Year's
"We have been inviting
Mr Warner for years and he
came only last year. Now he

SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 26, 2006




ls nowluw a UconJ.IrmeaU venue iuor eL
Christmas Eve double-header,
while Blairmont will remain the
venue for the Christmas Day
fixtures, and the GCC ground
for the semifinals. The other
play days will be at the MSC
and GFC.
The championships kick
off, next week Sunday, with the
opening ceremony, complete
with a march past of the local
participating teams.
The out-of-town teams will
field eleven registered players
and an official, while all the
players of the home team must
be on parade. Berbice will not
be on parade.
On parade, too, will be all
the winners of the various
years, from the first -
Milerock, Eagles, Botofago/
Central Hikers, Camptown,
Topp XX, Beacons, Topp XX,
Milerock, Doc's Khelwalaas,
Topp XX, Topp XX, Victoria
Kings,-Fruta Conquerors,
Camptown, Fruta Conquer-
ors and Topp XX.

Windies strike late after

steady Sri Lanka batting

(CMC) Sri Lanka 'A'
threatened to take a firm grip
of the second unofficial 'Test'
thanks to their batsmen but
West Indies 'A' struck back
late in the day to put the
match in the balance at the
Warner Park Stadium yester-

Mahela Udawatte, Avishka
Gunawaricne and captain
Thilan Samaraweera all cracked
half-centuries as the visitors
reached 202 for four at the
close, in reply to the West
Indies' 358 all out.
Revelling in ideal batting
conditions. Udawatte struck 76
and Gunawardene stroked 55.
and shared in an attractive open-
ing stand of 103 to put the visi-
lors (1 o "'' lor their l:i',r
Udawaie and Salnaraweera.
unbeaten on 51 at the close, then
posted 85 for the third wicket
before two wickets fell late in
the day, handing back the West
Indians some of the advantage.
Placed at 12 without loss

at lunch, Udawatte and
Gunawardene flourished af-
ter the break as they batted
positively against the West
Indies bowlers.
Udawatte struck 10 bound-
aries, facing 166 balls in 265 min-
utes at the crease while
Gunawardene hammered seven
fours in 77 balls and 121 minutes.
Left-arm spinner Ryan
Hinds finally broke the stand
when he trapped Gunawardene
Medium-pacer Darren Suamy
quickly disposed of new batsman
Malintha Wamnapura, caught and
bowled for two. to leave Sri Lanka
at 106 for two.
Saniaraweera, however.
joined Udawatte to steer their
side to safety. The 30-year-old
Samaraweera. with 39 Tests
behind him, stroked seven
fours from 108 balls in 145

WEST INDIES 'A' 1st innings (274-8
D. Smith cwkp. Silva
b Wijekoon 69
W. Hinds c wkp. Silva
b Kulasekera 5
T. Dowlin c wkp.
Silva Kulasekera 3
S. Joseph c & b Bandara 59
R. Hinds c Samaraweera
b Wijekoon 12
N. Deonarine c wkp. Silva
b Anim,lr '-i -' r
P. Browne Ibw o Bandara 0
D. Sammy c Mubarak
b Bandara 48
R. Kelly Ibw b Kulasekera 5
R. Rampaul not out 64
A. Richardson Ibw.b Bandara 19
Extras: (lb-5, b-6, w-1, nb-7) 19
Total: (all out, 108.3 overs) 358
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-41, 3-129, 4-

minutes at the crease.
Sri Lanka seemed set to
close the day in a strong posi-
tion but Udawatte fell by the
run-out route and Ryan Hinds
then had Russell Arnold caught
at slip by Sammy for a duck, as
the visitors stumbled to 197 for
Hinds has been the best West
Indies bowler with two for 44.
Earlier, Ravi Rampaul
slammed a pugnacious 64 as the
Windies pushed on from their
overnight position of 274 for
Rampaul blasted four fours
and four sixes from just 61 balls,
before the innings folded for the
addition of 84 runs.
Fast bowler Malinga
Bandara captured four for
100 while medium pacer
Nuwan Kulasekera finished
with three for 38.

143, '-178, 6-178, 7-258, 8-270, 9-274.
Bowling: Kulasekera 15-6-38-3,
Amarasinghe 21-2-71-1,
Wijekoon 17-2-70-2, Bandara
26.3-1-100-4, Arnold 27-6-63-0,
Mubarak 2-0-5-0.
SRI LANKA 1st innings
A. Gunawardene Ibw b R. Hinds 55
M. Udawatte run-out 76
M. Warnapura c & b Sammy 2
T. Samaraweera not out 51
R. Arnold c Sammy b R. Hinds 0
I MVubarak not ct 2
Extras: (lb-2, w-2, no-12) 16
Total: (4 wkts, 65 overs) 202
Fall of wickets: 1-103,2-106,3-196,4-
Bowling: Richardson 11-2-44-0,
Rampaul 12-0-49-0, Kelly 8-1-23-0,
Sammy 12-2-27-1, R. Hinds 15-1-44-
2, W Hinds 3-2-4-0, Deonarine 4-1-9-


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Young Warriors cart off Shapoorji Pallonji Trophy and $1M

By Vemen Walter

YOUNG Warriors have cre-
ated history, by not only be-
coming the first ever Na-
tional Twenty20 first division
cricket champions but also
pocketing the most lucrative
winning incentive for any
sports in Guyana, when they
easily trounced Blairmont
Community Centre in the fi-
nal of the inaugural
Shapoorji Pallonji tourna-
ment, yesterday, at the
Blairmont Community Cen-
tre ground.
The five-wicket win, en-
sured the team from
Cumberland in East Canje cart
off the whopping $1 000 000
while Blairmont Community
Centre took home half of the
amount as the runners-up.
Set 140 to win in 20 overs,
Young Warriors were propelled
to the jackpot through a magnifi-
cent half-century from opener
Richard Ramdeen, reaching 142
for five in 18.2 overs when 50-
year-old veteran, Hubern Evans
smashed the second delivery of
the 19th over through extra-
cover to begin wild celebration
in Young Warriors' camp and
among their supporters.
Blairmont had earlier on
rattled up 139 for seven in
their 20 overs, a score they
would have been disappointed
with after openers Krisindat
Bissondial and Jaipaul
Heralall had laid a solid foun-
dation in front of a large
crowd, on a sun-drenched af-
Krisindat Bissondial, 29, in-
cluding three fours from 29 de-
liveries and Jaipaul Heeralall,
44, off 40 deliveries laced with

... GCC triumph in third place clash

two huge sixes, reeled off 66 in
10 overs for the first wicket, but
once left-arm spinner Anil
Beharry initiated the break-
through by removing Bissondial
to a catch at deep-backward
square by Damodar Daesrath
and Gajanand Singh's off-spin
accounted for the demise of
Jaipaul Heeralall to end a sec-
ond-wicket stand of 44 between
Jaipaul Heeralall and Vejai
Heeralall 15. it was capitulation

From a healthy position of
110 for one in the 15th over.
Blairmont lost six wickets for a
mere five runs, tumbling to 115
for seven in the 18th over.
Jaipaul Heeralall, well
caught by Hussain at deep mid-
wicket and Brendon Bess, duck.
caught also by Hussain, this
time at long-off, were sent back
by Gajanand Singh in consecu-
tive deliveries and when Vejai
Heeralall offered Gajanand Singh
a simple catch at deep-mid-

wicket off Balram Samaroo.
three Blairmont wickets had
gone without a run scored.
More disaster struck
when Heeralall Bridgelall 1,
in the 16th over was spec-
tacularly stumped by
wicketkeeper Ishwar Singh
to earn off-spinner Samaroo
(3-21), his second wicket, and
with Gajanand Singh (3-23)
snapping up Horris
McDonald 0, missing a swipe
for Ishwar Singh to effect an-

other excellent" piece of
stumping in the very next
over coupled with Lakram

K. Bissondial c Daesrath
b Beharry 29
J. Heeralall c Hussain b G. Singh 44
V. Heeralall c G. Singh
b Samaroo 15
B. Bess c Hussain b G. Singh 0
H. Bridgelall stp. wkp. I. Singh
b Samaroo 1
N. Basdeo not out 6
H. McDonald stp. Wkp. I. Singh
b G. Singh 0
L. Sukra c Maltay b Samaroo 1
B. Basdeo not out 13
Extras: (lb-9, nb-1, w-14) 24
Penalty runs 6
Total: (for 7 wkts, 20 overs) 139
Fall of wickets: 1-66,2-110,3-110,4-
Bowling: Wintz 4-0-19-0(w-3), Maltay 4-
0-30-0 (nb-2, w-3), Beharry 3-0-22-0 (w-
3), Samaroo 4-0-21-3 (w-2), Singh 4-0-



YOUNG Warriors skipper Hubern Evans (left) cc;lectinc the $1,000.000 cheque from
Project Manager of Shapoorji Pallonji Mr. Parthiban (Vemen Walter photo


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By Allan La Rose

LIKE the song says 'Ain't no stopping us now'. These were
the positive words coming from co-captain of the 'Guy-Stars'
Express and president of the Guyana Football Federation
(GFF), Colin Klass, minutes after the launch and draw for the
finals of the Caribbean's richest and premier football show-
piece the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
With just over a month before the finals kick-off in Trinidad
and Tobago on January 12, an air of expectation pervades the foot-
ball fraternity of Guyana, having witnessed the vintage performances
in the second round qualifiers at home.
Never before in the long and chequered history of Guyana's
football have we enjoyed such success and regional respect like we
are presently savouring.
I am sure those who have the sport clear and close to their hearts
will acknowledge that this is our proudest moment of achievement
and certainly will want to be part of the history which we confi-
dently anticipate when the tournament climaxes on Jianuairy 23.

4'- Ci TRINIDAD and'Tobago fans on a game day.

199 O. C. ..

Yes! I, like some of my compatriots and regional experts, sense
that this is Guyana's time in the changing of the baton for Carib-
bean football supremacy. We have a great opportunity to go all the
way to the finals and lift the coveted Digicel Cup.
At the launch and draw for the finals FIFA's vice president Aus-
tin 'Jack' Warner showered praises on the Guyana leam for their
recent rise in football and hinted that team Guyana must be the
side to beat at this year's finals. How we have been able to succeed
with such limited available resources is teslinmony to our natural
will and spirit to progress wherever we go and in whatever we do.
The road to the finals so far has been smooth and
sprinkled with little difficulty, but come next month it will be
tough and full of quality opposition. It will be a test of our
character and will to prevail at a higher level as we go in
search of Digicel Cup glory.
The path to qualifying for a World Cup finals is by far more
demanding. but if wxe can lake a page out of the books of Jamaica
and Trinidad &Tobago I am positive we can all be celebrating Iour
first Caribbean Cup championship.
All and sutndry in those respective sister Caricon countries were
on board of the 'trains' delrtinining the courses for success which
subsequently benefited the nations and commanded respect and rec-
ognition globally.
The time is now more than ripe for the \wholehearled in\ol\c-
imcnl aind support of Corporate Guyana, the governmentt. the GI (H
and the people at large to get on board tlec 'Guy-Slats' li\prcss.
sel to continue e exploding at full speed.
Already the likes of IFederal Managcient Systems. Banks 1)DI
Limited Diiemerara Mutual Life, Guyana Beverages Inc.. the I'all
and the Governmenl of Guyana have given Iheir support.
The learm needs our involvcnlmen and support so that when ihe
memorabilia and paraphernalia are out on the market w\e in st pur-
chase with pride and the knowledge that we are giiing our sincere
In both T&T and Jamaica the Corporate businesses provided
salaries for the players and finance where necessary, while the
people wore the team colours proudly atll times. Wherever the
leain went to play there was support in numbers, including Ihe
Minister of Sport.
This is our opportunity to be part of the history that is
about to be recorded, so get on board the Express Train in or-
deyto determine our destiny and dreams.



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Sukra, 1, attempting to hit
Samaroo over the top only
to be caught by Kwesi Maltay
at long-off one over later,
Blairmont were in total dis-
Please see page 23

23-3 (w-3), Evans 1-0-9-0.
F. Hussain Ibw b Budhoo 7
R. Ramdeen c &
b Karamdat Bissondial 58
G. Singh Ibw
b Karamdat Bissondial 22
D. Daesrath c B. Basdeo
b Karamdat Bissondial 18
H. Evans not out 18
I. Singh c Budhoo c B. Basdeo 0
A. Beharry not out 16
Extras: (lb-1, w-2) 3
Total: (for 5 wkts; 18.2 overs) 142
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-63, 3-104,4-
Bowling: Bess 3-0-25-0 (w-1),
Budhoo 2-0-15-0, B. Basdeo 4-0-35-
1 (w-1), Mc Donald 2-0-16-0,
Karamdat Bissondial 4-0-17-3,
Krisindat Bissondial 3-0-29-0, N.
Basdeo 0.2-0-4-0.

consecutive win

for Upper Demerara

and Kwakwani

By Faizool Deo

UPPER Demerara River and
Kwakwani proved their ath-
letic capabilities when they
romped to victory in the 46th
annual Ministry of Educa-
tion/Guyana Teachers Union

(GTU) National Schools'
Track and Field, Cycling and
Swimming championships,
which was held from last
Tuesday to Friday in
The victory (made by
amassing 62 points) marked the

11th overalliand the third con-
secutive for the district. Finish-
ing second overall were Bartica
(winners of the teachers' com-
petition) with 60 points while
East Georgetown (winners of
the swimming competition) fin-
ished third with 59 points.

Corentyne (the best Berbice
team) claimed the cycling title at
the games.
District 10's road to
Please see page 23

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RONALD PAYNE (in the yellow) collects Upper Demerara
River and Kwakwani athletics champion trophy.

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Tel: 227-0632-5
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BARTICA dominate the female teachers 4x4 relay race as 25-year-old Lovern Spencer
(right) collects the baton from another teacher at the second 100 metres mark and
powers her team to victory. (Quacy Sampson photos)

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Sunday Chronicle December 3, 2006




There's nothing more sexy than confidence. If
there's one thing most people need more of it's
inner confidence. In the last of this four-part
special you will recognize your weak spots and
develop your self-confidence and self-esteem
in your work, your relationships and all areas of
your life. Get started now!

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Never let a bleak past
cloud your future.
Philippians 315-21


A confident woman
makes a successful partner -
so bring your self-esteem
into your love life.
1. Make a list of what you
need and deserve from a part-
ner and from a relationship.
This isn't just about going for
what you need it's about hold-
ing out for it. Settling for sec-
ond best even if it seems easier
- is never the answer.
2. Never expect your re-
lationship to fill the gap left in
your heart by low self-esteem.
If you don't love yourself, no
one else will love you.
3. Giving to your partner
will raise your self-esteem be-
cause you'll learn you have
something to give. Taking from
your partner will boost your
self-esteem because you'll learn
they feel you're worth it.
4. If you realise that you

had more confidence before you
met your partner or that you
get your confidence back when
they are absent it is the wrong
relationship. Walk.
5. After a relationship
breakdown, it will take time for
your confidence to build back
up. Don't try to boost it tem-
porarily by leaping into another
relationship; you'll only fail and
take another knock. Instead, give
yourself at least three months
for every year your relationship
lasted before you date again;
that will give you time to grieve.
learn the lessons and feel good
about yourself again.
Survey after survey sug-
gests that men find confidence
in bed the ultimate turn on.
1. If there's something
you want from your partner.
ask for it directly. Most men
love to please and want to know
how. so clear and confident re-
quests work.
2. Remember that in bed.

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3. If he asks you to do
something and you don't know
how, don't panic. Instead, ask
him to teach you to do what he
likes in the way he likes. He'll
feel good about getting exactly
what he wants and you will
learn something new!
4. If he asks you do to
something and the thought turns
you off completely, try it once
to check whether the reality is
any better than your horror fan-
tasy. If it's not, say a clear no.
You deserve to only do things
you want to: he deserves to
have a partner who is enjoying
herself all the time.
5. Touching boosts oxy-
tocin, which in turn makes
you feel good about yourself.
So if you feel low in self-es-
teem, ask for a cuddle. No
need to have sex unless you

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want that too a cuddle alone will often give you the con-
fidence boost you need.
With more confidence, you'll be more able to take on new
challenges in life.
1. Continually set yourself a challenge in the area you're
weakest in. If your vulnerability is talking to people, approach
a new one every day. If you hate writing reports, aim to write
one a week.
2. If you stretch yourself in a new job, relationship,
exercise regime don't expect to succeed first time. You can't
develop if you never push your limits. So if you do mess up,
admit it, work out what you need to do differently next time -
then do it.
3. Taking on and accomplishing new challenges,
teaches you a valuable lesson. You learn that your initial fear
disappears as you keep working at something. So next time
you feel nervous you will be less thrown and more able to
4. Keep an achievement diary. Then if you get stuck at
anything, read back over your previous victories to remind your-
self that you succeeded.
5. If you do something good, don't wait. Celebrate.
Have a glass of champagne. Throw a huge party. Or sim-
ply pat yourself on the back and reinforce the message that
you're worth it.

Resources for confidence
6. Some books to read:
Positive Thinking by Susan Quilliam, published by Dorling
Confidence Finding it and Living it by Barbara De Angelis
published by Hay House
Self Esteem Bible by Gael Lindenfield priced published
by Thorsons
Life Planner by Jennifer Percival published by Word of
The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas
and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships by
Rand J Paterson, published by New Harbinger Publications
7. A course to take:
Stand Up For Yourself An Interactive Assertiveness Work-
shop with Penny Tompkins and Marian Way (details on
www.cleanlanguage.co.uk, booking form on www.apricotisland).
8. Life coaching to consider: Search on the internet for a
life coach practising near you or look them up in your phone
9. Counsellors to talk to if you feel you need extra help
with traumatic incidents:

The United Stales embassy in Guyana recently
held a poster and essay competition for school
children in Guiana in observance of Interna-
tional Education Week.
The winners have been chosen and today we
feature the first prize winners. Next week, we
will publish the second and third prize winners.

What is the value of education to you?

By Dharamraj Shivraj, 14
My great grand-father, an immigrant from India, always said
to me in his native tongue 'Yesham na vidya, na tapo na
Please turn to page XIII

DRIVERS with Canter Licence
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Althina's by the East Coast Bus Park
& & Anand's in Regent Street
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A dynamic regional company involved in the
distribution of mobile handsets, accessories and
related services is looking for competent
individuals to fill the following vacancies:
STORE MANAGERS (Bartica, Leonora, Bagotstown)
SALES CLERKS (Essequibo Coast, Parika, Bartica,
Georgetown, Leonora, Bagotstown)

Please submit applications to the address below
no later than Friday, December 8, 2006:
P.O. BX 018
Goor0atow0 -Guyana.
Or by ema5 -. -li:y a S 5.




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

A University Degree in Geography, Environmental Studies, Architecture and/or
any other related field
A University Diploma in the relevant field, plus at least two (2) years work experience.
Details of duties could be obtained from the Human Resource Manager, to reach no
later than December 6, 2006.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place


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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Sunday Chronicle December 3, 2006


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I HAD a close, healthy working
relationship with the head of my company
until another administrative assistant
came in.
I was told to train her so I would be free to travel for the
company, which I did. I successfully went to bat for her with
the boss to get her a significant raise, because she was
She didn't want to ask for a raise herself. She told me she
would appreciate my help in speaking up for her, and she got a
huge raise out of it. When she had a death in her immediate
family, I, again, spoke to our boss on her behalf.
The company paid for her to fly across country to the
funeral. I took up a collection in our office to give her travelling
Now this admin speaks disrespectfully to me and makes
every effort to prevent me from interacting with our boss. She
uses filthy language in the office and on the phone with our
colleagues. I briefly met with this admin in private and told
her she is not to speak to me so disrespectfully. She was
The boss thinks she is terrific, but is rarely exposed to
what the rest of us see. Her behaviour is daily unprofessional,
yet she seems to get away with it!
In a couple of months her responsibilities will shift to
another area, and I will be back in the position of close assistant
to our boss.
I look forward to this transition as I feel my boss's
perception is that I am not "engaged," when in fact I try to be
but am constantly blocked by this rude girl.
I want to have the close communication with the boss

I had originally. What should I do?


AUDREY, to paint a realistic picture an artist must solve
the problem of perspective.
This can be done by imagining the canvas is an open
window. The artist then paints on the canvas as if painting the
scene on window glass. That's how the problem of perspective
can be solved.
You think your boss has a perspective problem. You are
in a hurry for him to recognize how bad an employee this admin
is, which means you are also in a hurry for him to recognize
what a bad situation you put him in.
Of course he doesn't want to see her flaws. She was hired
at adequate wages, and he increased her salary on your
If you point out her flaws, he will feel the fool for having
listened to you. You are like the tailor who told the emperor how
beautiful his new clothes were, and now you want him to admit
he's been walking down the street naked. In fact, he has to admit
to two misjudgments: one about her and one about you.
Your best bet is to keep quiet and wait this out. You
vouched for her so you could assume your new responsibilities.
And look what it's done.
Now you have a person who can't or won't do the job
properly. We can't fault your boss for his perspective on
this matter because you are the one who painted the
picture for him.


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Medical Care as I was never qualified for Sickness Benefit.
My drugs cost a lot of money, and I am a poor person.
Why can't I get Medical Care from NIS.

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The Upper Mahaica River Farmers Development Group
(UMRFDG) has recently received funding from the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA) under the Building
Community Capacity Project Phase II (BCCP II) to undertake a
project entitled "Surviving Future Floods through Crop
Diversification." To implement this project the UJpper Mahaica
River Fannrmers Development Group is inviting applications
from suitable persons to fill the position of:

Project Coordinator

A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of
Agriculture (GSA) or equivalent.
A minimum of 5 years experience in providing
extension services to farmers.
Computer literacy will be an asset.

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the Upper
Mahaica/Mahaicony Area.

Applications must be addressed to the:

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As you know from my last article bad breath
(halitosis) can be caused by a number of problems. In
fact, while studying dentistry we had to use a textbook
entitled, "The Seventy-seven Causes of Halitosis "
Oral diseases, fermentation of food particles in the
mouth, sinus infections and unclean dentures can all
contribute to mouth odour. Many non-oral diseases,
such as lung infections, kidney failure, or severe liver
disease, can also cause bad breath, though rarely.
Certain foods, especially ones like garlic and onion
that contain pungent oils, can contribute to bad breath
because the oils are carried to your lungs and out
through your mouth. Smoking is also a major cause
of bad breath.
The most effective treatment of bad breath is to treat
the cause. Poor oral hygiene can be improved by
appropriate brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental
checkups.Gentle brushing of the tongue should be part of
daily oral hygiene. In addition to good oral hygiene, the
judicious use of mouth washes is helpful. But remember,
mouthwash will not make bad breath go away.
Mouthwash only gets rid of bad breath
temporarily. If you do use mouthwash, look for an
antiseptic (kills the germs that cause bad breath) and
with plaque-reducing properties. The best time to use

a mouthwash is at bedtime. Its effect carries on
throughout the night when the saliva flow is
practically halted, and when bacteria proliferate most.
Also, it is not a good idea to use mouthwash and
toothpaste at the same time because toothpaste
contains anionic ingredients which can interfere with
the cationic antibacterial present in many
When rinsing with a mouthwash, do not forget
to gargle, with your tongue out, so that the
mouthwash can reach the back of your tongue
where most of the smell often exists. Try saying
"aahhh" while you gargle and breathing through
your nose to allow the liquid to get way back.
Mouthwashes should remain in your mouth at
least 30 seconds for it to be effective.
Most people believe that as long as they brush their
teeth they should not have bad breath. But the truth is
most people only brush their teeth for 30 to 45 seconds.
One should brush the teeth, gums and tongue, and floss
obeying the Rule of Thoroughness. This Rule states that
the total time spent cleaning the mouth during every 24
hours must be equal to the amount of natural teeth in
minutes. For example, if a person has 20 teeth they should
spend at least 20 minutes every day brushing, flossing,

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If you breathe into your hand, you will never
know if you have bad breath. You see, when you
breathe, you do not use your throat the same way
you do when you talk. When you talk, you tend to
bring out the odours from the back of your mouth
(where bad breath frequently originates), which
simply breathing does not do. Also, because we tend
to get used to our own smells, it is hard for a person
to tell if he or she has bad breath.
Finally, nearly all the cases of bad breath can
be successfully treated. (Halitosis due to lung
cancer is a common example of untreatable bad
breath). The standard treatment is identifying the
cause and eliminating it. In most cases that
treatment consists of getting rid of condemned
teeth, restoring decayed crowns, prophylaxis
(cleaning/polishing), providing proper dentures,
obeying the Rule of Thoroughness, good nutrition
and regular dental evaluations.

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by Petamber Persaud

ON OCTOBER 24, 2002, I
staged a symposium on
Guyanese Literature at the
National Library,
Georgetown, Guyana.
The event was well sub-
scribed to and the interaction
was beyond expectations, some-
times leading to heated ex-
changes. It went into overtime
with writers, readers, lovers of
literature unwilling to let go of
such a revealing and rewarding
evening. And during refresh-
ment, we kept regurgitating the
food for thought offered up by
the symposium.
And all that took place
against the frightful backdrop of
mayhem, gunplay and kidnap-
ping in the streets of
Georgetown, some of the action
took place not far from the li-
brary. (Incidentally and sadly,
the media couldn't spare time
nor space to even make an ink-

blot of or streak of reference to
the literary event.)
As organiser, I was heart-
ened by the response of persons
who braved the upsurge in vio-
lence in our country, obviously
risking lives and limb that day,
to support a literary event. But
many confessed during the ses-
sion and later that they were
hungering for such a forum to
air their concern, seek answers
and to work on solution on
matters affecting local writing.
Issues ventilated at that
symposium included the state
of Guyanese literature,
the need for more perfor-
mance venues for poetry and
other forms of the literary pre-
sentations, the need of writers
to market themselves, the re-
vamping of parts of the Guyana
Prize for Literature, the need to
encourage and horn the skill of
local writers, the establishment
of an institutionalized writers'
workshop, the publication of a

regular quarterly literary maga-
zine and the copyright act.
The participants at that
symposium who were agitating
for performance venues will
now be gratified with what has
happened since then and what
continues to happen at various
and varying locations in
In 2002, the Upscale
(Guyana) Restaurant
launched a weekly Tuesday
night open 'mic' poetry ses-
sion. There was only stand-
ing room on that opening
night The sessions were well
subscribed to and well at-
tended for quite a while but
petered out after about a year.
But while it lasted, it filled a
great need in this country -
offering aspirating poets (and
established ones) an opportu-
nity to showcase their talent.
Now in November 2006, Up-
scale has re-launched that
open 'mic' poetry format, pick-

ing up the pieces and learn-
ing from the past. From the
response on the re-launch oc-
Scasion, the event seems to be
back on track, bang on target.
There are many plans on
Show to maintain interest in
the event. One such innova-
Stion is a monetary incentive
Sto be given to regular 'Up-
Sscale' performers, courtesy of
the Bank of Nova Scotia in
Guyana. Other innovations
include poetry slam and
'rapso' poetry.
The introduction of the
Upscale open 'mic' poetry for-
mat is the brainchild of entrepre-
neur, Asafa George.
In 2006, the Sidewalk Caf6
& Jazz Club staged the first in
a series of poetry events. That
was the first ever 'poetry and
pan' competition in Guyana.
There were two categories of
competitions school children
& open which were under-
taken over a period of four
weeks. According to new Gen-
eral Manager, Vanessa Simon,
over that period, she had seen
enormous improvement in the
presentations especially since
the test piece had to be use from
preliminary rounds through to
the final. In the near future, that
location will stage poetry slam
and DEF poetry. This move is
to add impetus to the revival of
interest in the performance of
poetry in Guyana.
Poetry slam is quite an in-
novation form to poetry. Like
storytelling in the oral tradition
where there is crowd participa-
tion and response, performances
at the slam are judge by the au-
The Umana Yana in
Kingston is a meeting place and

has been the venue for all man-
ner of functions since it was
erected. Increasingly it is becom-
ing one of the main venues for
the performing art. In 2004, the
first ever three-day performance
of poetry was staged there un-
der the imposing- title, 'An Od-
yssey of Guyanese Poetry'.
Over that three-day period,
some twenty-four performers
and poets presented the poetry
of nine Guyanese poets includ-
ing Martin Carter, A. J.
Seymour, J. W. Chinapen,
Laxhmi Kallicharan, Rajkumari
Singh, Wordsworth McAndrew,
Sheik Sadeek, John Agard and
Ian McDonald. On October 15,
2005, the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport staged World
Poetry Day at the Umana Yana.
Some poems were presented by
nationals of foreign missions
housed in this country.
Castellani House is the Na-
tional Art Gallery. And more.
Much more than just the hous-
ing of the national art treasures
and the exhibition of art work.
It has become the hottest spot
in Georgetown for the perform-
ing art. On March 18, 2004,
Castellani House started THE
JOURNEY, an evening of litera-
ture, celebrating Guyanese lit-
erature, past and present, in
performances and pictures. This
ongoing series of literary events
has cover much ground since
then, expanding the adventure in
literature effecting such themes
as 'literature in translation',
'school days are happy, happy
days' and 'celebrating living


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drama. The seventh stage of The
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Wednesday November 29,
2006; it was a resounding suc-
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from around the world delivered
by some of the best voices/read-
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Lancaster, Dr. Rovin Deodat,
Dr. Ian McDonald, Alim
Hosein, Rosamund Addo,
Vanda Radzik, Sacha Wallace,
Evan Persaud and schoolgirl,
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its inception 1909 was a plat-
form for book related activities
but increasingly the institution
is making reading, literacy and
literature more attractive. Now
that location has on its calendar
of events 'A Dip into Litera-
ture' which is a varied and flex-
ible scheme introducing litera-
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from primary to secondary
school, to whet their appetite,
to increase their appreciation of j
literature and to uncover and
nurture related talents. A 'Dip
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IN 1959, Dr Ramos nearly lost his life when the
motorcycle he was riding collided with a train at
the Uitvlugft Train crossing, West Coast
He was severely injured and sought an action for damages,
against the train company, Transport & Harbours Department, and
a T&H.D. employee named Chance.
But as fate would have it, fol-
lowing a 3-day hearing of the ac- ":
tion before Chief Justice, Joseph A.
Luckhoo, the Court found that "
there was no provision in the
T&HD Ordinance, Chapter 261,
which gives the right to bring ac- r.s *, ." -
tion in tort against the defendants
which do not relate to the defen-
dants constitutional liabilities.
On the day in question, Dr.
Ramos was riding a motor cycle
which collided with a train at a
level crossing, .
A railway employee had made
signals in the prescribed manner for
the plaintiff to stop, but the plain- CHIEF JUSTICE SIR
tiff either did not fully appreciate JOSEPH LUCKHOO
the signals or misaveraged the passing of the train in attempting
to cross the track.
In his action for damages for negligence it was submitted th.a
the first defendant was a Government Department and therefore
not liable to tort.

The Chief Justice held that:
There is no provision in the Transport & Harbours Depart-
ment Ordinance, Chapter 26, which gives the right to bring action
in tort against the Department which do not relate to the
Department's contractual liabilities.
(2) The Chief Justice also found that although there
was no statutory obligation on the Department to erect or

maintain gates at a level crossing it was necessary for the
Department to take all usual and rea-
By George Barclay sonable precautions for the protection
of persons who have a right to pass over
the crossing and if the Department
does anything which prevents persons passing over the cross-
ing line taking of themselves and exposes them to greater
peril that is ordinarily incident to a river crossing the De-
partment is obliged to take other than the usual precautions
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for the protection of persons
who have the right to pass
there. In that case, however,
all proper precautions had
been taken", the Chief Jus-
tice had said. as he awarded
judgment for the defendants
Mr. J. H. S. Elliot, Q.C.,
had represented the plaintiff
while Mr. G.L.B. Persaud, act-
ing Solicitor General appeared
for the defendant.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the plaintiff was in-
jured on the 14th day of May,
1959, at a level crossing at
Uitvlugt, West Coast,
Demerara, when, riding his

motor cycle he came into col-
lision with a train operated by
the first defendant.
According to the C.J. ,the
plaintiff claimed damages
against the first defendants and
the second defendant Chance, an
employee of the first defen-
One of Chance's duties
was to warn members of the
public of approaching trains at
the level crossing.
The Chief Justice noted
that there were two possible ex-
planations for the accident. One
is that the plaintiff was accus-
tomed to see a man hold up a
red flag whenever a train ap-
proached the crossing and did

not fully appreciate the signifi-
cance of Chance's hand signal
which was made in the pre-
scribed manner. As a result he
attempted to cross the line de-
spite the hand signals given by
The other explanation, the
Chief Justice said, was to the ef-
fect that the plaintiff misaveraged
the passing of the train in at-
tempting to cross the track.
The C.J. noted too that
Counsel for the first defendant
had contended that his client
was a Government department
and was therefore not liable in
It was pointed out that the
railway on the West Coast of

Demerara, (together with the
railways then existing in cer-
tain other parts of British
Guiana) was purchased by the
Government of the Colony of
British Guiana from the
Demerara Railway Company i n
1921, and the purchase was con-
firmed by the Railways Pur-
chase Orinance, 1921 (No. 23)
In 1922 the Colonial
Transport Ordinance 1922 (No.
22 of 1922) was enacted to
provide for the management and
control of the railway purchased
by the Government as recited in
the Railways Purchase Ordi-
nance, 1921, Chief Justice
Luckhoo had explained.
Sir Joseph went on to point
outthatin 1931, an Ordinance was
enacted to establish a Transport
& Harbours Department for the
purpose of managing and carrying
on the railway and Government
vessels. This Ordinance ,the
Transport & Harbours Depart-
ment, 1931, repealed the 1922 Or-
dinance and enacted provisions
similar to those contained in sec-
tions 3 to 9 of the 1922 Ordinance
except that in place of the Colo-
nial Transport Department there

was now the Transport &
Harbours Department and a Board
of Commissioners was required to
manage and cany on the railway
and to manage the Government
vessels. These functions have since
1946 been transferred to the Gen-
After referring to other as-
pects of the law, Sir Joseph
Luckhoo added, "It is not
doubted that, except as other-
wise provided by some enact-
ment a Government Depart-
ment cannot be sued in tort and
may be sued only with the
Governor's fiat in matters which
are of the same nature as claims
which in England, prior to 1947,
could be preferred against the
Crown by way of petition,
manifestation, or plea of right.
The Chief Justice went on to
point out, "I can find no provision
in the Ordinance which gives the
right to bring actions in tort
against the department which do
not relate to the Department's con-
tractual liabilities".
"It was necessary for the
Department to have a warning
system on the northern side of
the Bank at the level crossing

because the slope upwards of
the roadway ro the track and the
position of the Uitvlugt Rail-
way Station rendered it impos-
sible for drivers of vehicles
crossing the track from north
to south to see for any distance
east of the Western edge of the
Station platform.
"It was not necessary that
Chance should have a red flag
on a clear day such as this was
and without any considerable
number of persons about the
approaches of the crossing .
"So long as he stood in a
position where he could clearly
be seen and gave his hand sig-
nals in a clear and definite man-
ner as he did do on the 14th
May ,1959, then that would
"In my view, it was not
necessary for Chance to be
dressed in a uniform when
hand signaling. In this mat-
ter I can find no negligence
either in the Department or
in Chance, the Chief Justice
said as he dismissed the ac-
tion by Dr. Ramos and
awarded judgment for the
defendants with costs.

Sunday Chronicle December 3, 2006

and ordered to pay

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract No. 1551-SY/GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the
proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the
Fiscal and Financial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-
components namely:

(I) Tax Policy andAdministration;
(ii) Public Sector Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight

The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and
oversight capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Ministry of
Finance (MOF), the National Assembly, Economic Services Committee (ESC),
Public Accounts Committees (PAC) and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC).
To this end the MOF is required to establish and staff a Program Coordination Unit

The PCU invites tenders for the following items to be supplied to the Internal
Revenue Department, Guyana Revenue Authority:

Description of Item

Clerical Cubicles 60" x 60" x 48"
with fabric panels

Task Chairs (swivel seat, manual
Back height and depth adjustment)

The bids for the above-mentioned items are to be submitted not later than December
6,2006 to the following address:

Procurement Manager
Program Coordination Unit
Fiscal and Financial Management Program
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Email: pl l T c_ l iJl !5.: _C..'_n!
F?.x ,: 225-0742

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By Norman Faria

In an office on the third
floor of an old granite build-
ing on St.George Street on
the campus of the University
of Toronto, Chris Ramsaroop
pulls a recent copy of the
Toronto Star newspaper from
a shelf.
He points to a big feature
article headlined "No one
wanted to know about me". It
is the story of Mexican mi-
grant farm worker Pedro

Rosales-Rojas who was then ly-
ing in an Ontario hospital bed
with serious injuries after being
knocked off his bicycle by a
minivan The 39 year old agri-
cultural labourer was one of
10,000 Mexicans who come to
Canada every years through a
bilateral seasonal agricultural
programme run by the Cana-
dian government. Mexico and
several Caribbean countries. De-
pending on his recovery ,
Rosales-Rojas chances of start-
ing back work were slim. He

also may not receive the benefits
which the Canadian government
says he is entitled to.
And that's what upsets
Ramsaroop, who is a co-
ordinator with the Toronto-
headquartered advocacy group
"Pedro will probably never
get back on the programme. De-
spite the assurances of the fed-
eral government in Ottawa that
workers on the programmed
should receive adequate ben-

efits, he will not receive the
compensation and other ben-
efits which a Canadian worker
would if in a similar accident.
We believe this is wrong", said
Ramsaroop, Toronto-born
of Indian and Trinidadian
parents who is presently
studying at the U of T, argues
that Canada has not imple-
mented adequate local ,that is
on provincial and municipal
levels, laws and regulations
to protect the rights and
health of migrant and other
agricultural workers. In
Ontario province, where the
majority of the nearly 20,000

overseas workers work dur-
ing the summer months on
vegetables, fruit and flower
farms, the workers are ex-
cluded from the Health and
Safety Act and most aspects of
the Employment Standards
Act. Ramsaroop added that
they are also not permitted to
join a trade union and bar-
gain collectively or to refuse
dangerous work.
The Seasonal Agricultural
Workers Programme (SAWP) is
run through the Canadian fed-
eral agency lHuan Resources
and Social de\ elopment Calnalda
which falls under the Mintistry
of llumllan lRe ,courctes and Social

development. In fairness, the
Canadian government points out
in its information to potential
farm owners wishing to recruit
the overseas workers, that they
must be prepared to treat the
workers the same way, includ-
ing paying the workers the
same wages for the same work,
as it treats Canadian workers.
Provincial and municipal laws
on proper lodging for the work-
ers and the signing of contracts
are also expected to be re-
spected, says Ottawa.
Workers have recourse to

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lBy Shauna Jemmot

SInfluenced by nature itself and Guyana's diverse
culture, fashion designers Michelle Cole and
-- Trevor Rose combined their creativity and
S talent and presented nine fabulous clothing lines
During an incredible showcase launching their
'Facts and Roses' label last weekend. The show
created a storm!
While patrons were burning with curiosity and waiting for the
unpredictable, twenty live mannequins stepped on stage striking dif-
ferent poses as the energetic Jumo 'Rubberwaist' Primo appeared sing-
ing up a 'Storm', the theme song for the show sponsored by Banks
; DIH and GT&T. They lowered the Thirst Park temperature, pre-
paring fans to be blown away.
S Through the entire presentation of new designs out of the minds
of the fashion duo, Guyana's rich cultural presence and hints of things
natural were highlighted.
The show started late because the opening artistes failed to show
up on time, but the wait was worth it.
The winds blew in around 22:00 h lasted for hours, pulling the
final curtain down on performances by Voicemail, the dynamic Ja-
maican group, with its members making genuine pleas with fans to
Protect themselves from becoming victims of the lethal HIV/AIDS
epidemic, just after dancing in the crowd with their followers.
Fans had already been ushered into the party mood earlier in the
V "It was so much fun and the fashions were fantastic," one fan
was heard saying. The man, who came all the way from Jamaica as
part of a television crew to cover the show said he particularly liked
he collection dubbed 'Innocent maybe' featuring lily white cotton
outfitss accentuated with wooden beads.
Mild and bold colours were uniquely blended and unlike some
fits presented at many shows, each piece showcased is wearable
Loff stage as well, a few specially designed for a private affair behind
closed doors, or to another scarlet affair.
As is customary with each new showcase from Michelle Cole,
the designs presented were new and original. But this time the de-
signer shifted her focus from mainly beads and bamboos and straws,
shells, batik and tie-dyes to milder colours and the use of more ma-
terial with sheen.
S Satins and silks in various weights along with cottons, lin-
ens, and cotton stretch in metallic tones were the preferred ma-
terial to weave and carve beautifully designs of casuals, el-
egantly casual, formal evening outfits, swimsuits and fantasy

And while international model Carla Campbell changed her mind
about travelling to Guyana for the show at last minute, some of the
local ladies heated the runway, making splendid presentations. How-
ever, some models lacked attitude even though they were well fitted
in the newly created and now commercially available styles.
Male models made a superb presentation as they strutted their
attractive masculinity in a vanet) of s-t les from formal lo pr~ioca-


The show titled 'Storm' was staged at Thirst Park last Saturday did not fail to impress. In an earlier
to launch the combined talents of two of Guyana's renowned fash- along with the guest model storme
ion creators, Michelle Cole and Trevor Rose, under their new label labelled Tees, performed a tease-s
'Facts 'n' Roses'. screams from the girls in the audience
Rain poured for hours the night before causing Banks DIH to Bobby Roach in the flesh is hot
postpone the show one day later, but the company, which was also 'Irreplaceable' music video produce
a major sponsor, decided to allow the show to go on after realizing Beyonce Knowles. Just the thougl
that the day was blessed with brilliant sunshine, wild even before he attempted to tal
"We were told by Banks that the ground was too wet and couldn't While some of the earlier 'Colef;
be used and we made an announcement that the show was off ...
then afterwards they decided that it is still on."
A member of Facts and Roses told this newspaper that efforts
were made to make people aware that she show was still being staged
that evening but the message apparently did not reach people on
"We took Voicemail to TV stations and went on radio, but mes-
sage didn't get to a lot of people fast enough so a lot of people
thought it was until the Sunday. We are satisfied with the overall
presentation of theshow, but the whole mix-up with the calling off
of the show was a bit unfortunate," she said.
The mega runway setting was fantastic and the lighting was
good. The ten local male models created a storm stripping off tee-
shirts and displaying neatly put together formal suits, casuals and
swimwear for men in various segments of the show.
Facts and Roses showcased nine new collections featuring 125
unique pieces of wearable art with each segment erupting positive
response from the audience. -
Flirtatious little dresses and skirts, uniquely designed tops,
sexy swimwear, pants suits and elegant gowns dominated the
runway, as models stepped provocatively along the catwalk, in-
citing pleasant comments and applause from those in atten- --
Each segment completed a different course of the delicious fash-
ion menu, with the final 'scarlet affair' as icing on the cake.
That segment, opened by storm creator Suzette Shim, featured-
'scarlet fashions mildly toned with hints of white and gold. Flounces -
on skirts and sleeves, little balloon dresses, sexy shorts and pants-
suits carrying flirtatious cuts were all done in silk, adding a roman-
tic touch to the already sexy styles.
While the men did not participate in this final segment, they -

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showcase, the ten male models vealing cuts were missed, the use of beads was evident in the al
d the catwalk in black 'F 'n' R' white collection dubbed 'Innocent maybe!' featuring wooden bead
trip of the tops and provoked on long skirts with mini tops, and sexy short shorts with longer, bu

He is the model featured in the
by international R&B superstar
it of him topless sent the girls
-e his shirt off.
,cts' designs featuring mostly re-

provocative tops.
Trevor Rose is known for creating -luniinn c rn
tumes, but his milder creative side \.. .1
brought out in the displayed collection,




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to launch Facts and Roses, combining his talent with that of
his designer wife Michelle Cole.
Together, they were able to offer something totally new
and equally as hot as their usual individual offerings.
'Petals' the line launched especially for children saw a few
bold tots looking angelic in tie-dye and pure white dresses as
they stepped girlishly on the ramp.
In a post show chat with Pepperpot, Michelle Cole said
the featured fashions reflected the versatile style and per-
sonalities of the 'Facts and Roses' combination of herself and
husband Trevor Rose.
"It is now "Facts and Roses", not just Michelle Cole or
Trevor Rose... We still do beaded stuff... we still do tie-
dyes... we still do batik. But this was a different look that
we were showcasing," she pointed out
Cold said with the release of nine new lines by the fash-
ion house, customers now have a wider variety of styles to
choose from.
She added that since Facts and Roses' is not jus a fash-
ion house but also an entertainment promotions company.
Gu'ana should look forward to a variety of fresh, classy en-
lerunriment including itu own Fashion Week extra\aganza
Facts and Roses is a fashion and entertainment
house of which Rose is Chief Executive Officer (CEOi
and Cole. Managing Director. The group is also plan-
ning variou.s activities to coincide with Cricket World
Cup iC%\ t'i 2007.

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From page IX

natives to address
prices. Indeed, the
quoted officials at
,can Consulate-
ia Toronto as saying
is giving all the
assistance to
'jas. The mission
t up a consulate in
ario town of
on in whose
there is a high
tion of their

vernments of the
.ates support the
primarily because it

provides jobs for their nation-
als and the remittances sent
back home are welcome. The
governments and the overseas
missions are obligated to ensure
that the rights of their people are
respected. Besides the Mexican
representatives, the Jamaican
and Barbadian consulates also
have liasion officers attached to
their missions to assist with dis-
putes and other issues.
The Canadian government
would also point out that it is a
signatory to several interna-
tional treaties and conventions
respecting the rights of workers.
Ramsaroop however notes that
Canada hasn't ratified Interna-
tional Labour Organisation
(ILO) and UN treaties such Ias

ILO Migration for Employment
Convention and the 1990 UN
International Convention on the
Protection of the Rights of all
Migrant Workers.
The SAWP was estab-
lished by the Canadian gos\-
ernment and Jamaica
through a meniorandum of'
Understanding in 1966. It has
since expanded to included
Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago,
Barbados and several island
nation states in the Eastern
Guyana does not partici-
pate in the programme. It dif-
fers from the present situation
where individual Guyanese
travel on their own, as "free
agents" so to speak to places

any gi
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S se --s to the Georgetown FPirl. ii c Corporation:

*Provision of Laboratory Supplies.
*Provision of Stationery Supplies.
*Provision of Garbage Bags.
*Provision of Printed Materials.
*Provision of Cleaning Supplies.
*Provision of Medical Equipment (CDC funded).
Provision of Pest Control Services.
Provision of Sanitact Services.
Provision of maintenance and repair services for Elevators.
Provision of maintenance and repair services for Perkins Generators.
*Provision of maintenance and repair services for imaging equipment.
*Installation of Perkins Generator and associated power transfer hardware.
Relocation of fire escape step from Seaman's Wards to the ACDC Building.
De-sitting of external and internal perimeter drains.
C *Supply of PVC Insulated cables and associated cable termination hardware.
f *Extension of GPHC mortuary and installation of complete refrigeration system.
C *Provision of Maintenance and repair services for the GPHC mortuary
refrigeration systems.
f Construction of roof over existing Lunch Room.

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Documents can be-obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the Georgetown
os..pital Corporation New Market Street, from 09:00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday
i,ment ofa non-iefundable fee of $2 000 each

3 E- -nder must be enc:lose:ed in a ealed nrvelpe which does rno: n .in y "ay, identify the
Te -i and should be cleail, mar edl onr the Iop ell hand roiner
"T r for (specific item (sl".

4I T,


5 Ea.
if it

; for itint. G. H, I, J. M, N. and R mrus u be address sed to The Chairperson. Georgetown
Hospital Corporation Tenders Committee and rrmui be placed inI the Tender Bo. situated
dmlnistrative Building GPHC not later than 09:00h on Tuesday December 12. 2006.

,:s for items A, B. C, D. E. F. K, L, 0. P and 0 must be addressed to The Chairman.
il Procurement & Tender Administration Board. Ministry of Finance and nust be
in the Tender Bo. situated al tie Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
elown not later than 09:00h. on Tuesday December 12, 2006.

Swill be opened immediately alter the closing periods. Tenderers or their
natives are invited to attend the openings

Tender must be accompanied by a valid Cerilficale ol Compliance from the
issioner of Inland Revenue AuthorityllRD) and from the General Manager fNational
ice Scheme tNIS) in Ihe name of the individual, II the individual is lendering or company,
company Is tendering.

6. Th orgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the
io-' .tor any Tender.

Chief ecutive Officer
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like Barbados to work for an in-
dividual employer under a work
permit. It is a form of contract
and because it has challenges
similar to the more structured
hi-laleral arrangements in
Canada, the Guyanese are also
enillted to consular represcnta-
Mexicans, making up about
15.000 on average for the con-
tracted 8 months every year,
are the majority in the SAWP
programme. Workers receive an
average of Can$8.50 per hour.
In the case of the Mexicans, it
is estimated they remit Can$68
million to their families annu-
ally with smaller amounts to
Barbados and other English
speaking sending states..
Undoubtedly, the Cana-
dian farmers welcome the
programme. When I was vis-
iting the Mississagua town-
ship to the west of Toronto
last September, I went to a
farmers market in the
Square One parking area
one Sunday morning. There
, I talked with Larry
Lorimar of Adventure Farms
in Simcoe County. "It's a
good thin. ('anadians dou't
\ant to do thai type of work.
I'\e heard of no major comn-
plaints. Some of the workers
can make as high as $11 an
hour," said Lorimer pointing
to a another stall where ihe
said a female farm owner
eveni brought one of her
i workers to help sell her pro-
duce that morning.
Gary Cooper. the President
ofi the Foreign Agricultural Re-
source Management Services
(FARMS). a coalition of em-
plovers that administers SAWP.
says bluntly that without the
programmune, Ontario's labour-


intensive agriculture industry in-
cluding the Can$3.6 billion hor-
ticultural sector, would be "vir-
tually non-existent" (Maclean's
magazine, 11 October
2004).Thc SAWP caters mainly
to small farmers.
Ramsaroop, who says he
got interested in exploitation of
farm workers when he read
about the work of the Mexican
farm workers union Cesar
Chavez in representing Mexican
migrant workers in California
during the 1970s, nevertheless
describes some of the conditions
of the workers in Canada as
In a letter to then Fed-
eral Minister of Immigration
Joe Volpe in May 2004,
JUSTICIA complained that
workers were, for example,
forced to work 12-15 hour
days without overtime or holi-
day pay ; they were being put
in sub-standard housing with
inadequate facilities; there
was pay discrimination be-
tween migrant and Canadian
workers; and there was overt
racism and abuse among
other injustices.
Significantly. JUSTICIA is
calling for migrant workers. wlho
have worked numlerous years in
the country to he granted Ca-
nadian residency. The workers,
isolated on their farm en\ iron-
ment and away from their home-
land, sometimes face loneliness
and frustration. JUSTICIA feels
the interests of the Canadian
people and the migrant workers
are the same and it refers to po-
lice reports which state that in
the main the workers are gener-
ally hard working, law abiding
individuals. There have been
several consensual relationships
Some leading to marriages. be-

tween them and Canadian
women (The SAWP is predomi-
nately male workers).
That the migrant workers
programme in Canada in here to
stay for the foreseeable future
is certain. In the process, Cana-
dian democracy allows for the
presence and views of
JUSTICIA and other interested
groups such as unions, academ-
ics, church and social organiza-
tions concerned about the
Notes the feature article in
Macleans, Canada's most
widely read national news maga-
zine. :" (these groups) are
among those trying to rectify
the worst abuses and promote
the rights of foreign workers.
They're also keeping an eye on
a new, less regulated federal ini-
tiative that brings in low-skilled
workers in other industries (be-
sides farming). As Canadians in-
creasingly depend on migrant
workers -who number perhaps
170 million worldwide-to keep
the prices we pay for produce
in check. and a multi-billion dol-
lar industry afloat, advocates for
workers pose a timely question:
are we doing enough to protect
the welfare and dignity of our-
guest workers."
For more information
about JUSTICIA, check their
w e 1 s i t e

(Norman Faria is Guyana's
Honorary Consul in
Barbados. This is fourth in
a series of feature articles
from his recent visit to
Toronto. Next: Visit to
Canada's National
Exhibition, the CNE)

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The Guyana National Newspapers Limited is inviting applications for the vacant
position of


The Editor will be responsible to the Editor-in-Chief for the
production of the Guyana (Daily) Chronicle and will assist, when
required, with the production of the Sunday Chronicle. The Editor
will also function as deputy to the Editor-in-Chief.

The Job Specification for this position is a Degree in Public or
Mass Communication or a related discipline plus at least five (5)
Years experience at a senior editorial level.

The salary and conditions of employment are negotiable. Further
Details about the position can be obtained from the office of the
General Manager.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names
and addresses of two referees should be submitted to the
General Manager (ag), Guyana National Newspapers
Limited, Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, on or
before Friday, December 8, 2006

Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

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From page III
dhanam' ... I fail to remem-
ber the rest but I remember
its meaning vividly. It trans-
lates that, those who have no
education or knowledge,
have no determination, no
manners, no charitable dispo-
sition, no virtuous qualities
and no firm faith. They are
just a dead load on this earth.
They are beasts in human
form roaming about the earth.
At a very tender age, I was
forced to memorize and recite
those lines every morning before
I ate breakfast. Those words
meant nothing to me, they
puzzled me, in fact I despised
having to recite them but I loy-
ally did in fear of earning my-
self a sound beating with 'Nana's
leather straps. Little did I real-
ize that I would grow to com-
prehend and appreciate his
words and apply them to my

Education is the sub-
stance of my life at the mo-
ment. For me it is the stars I
hope to touch one day. I don't
want to become just another
farmer like my father. I don't
want to be a drug addict like
my elder brothers or a dim
wit like my sister. I want to
become a highly intellectual
person a scholar, a recog-
nized personality and to
make a credible contribution
to this universe. I also want
that my name will live on,
like the names Martin
Luther King Junior, Ma-
hatma Gandhi, Dr. Cheddi
Bharrat Jagan my gods, my
prestigious role models.
For me, having a
good education is everything I
need, even though there are
many times because of financial
constraints and other problems,
I feel I won't able to complete
my education.

I have fought and will con-
tinue to fight for the knowledge
that I know will lift me above
all. My cousins scoff at me and
call me 'sissy' because I am al-
ways with my books but I can
bear the brunt of all the despi-
cable names though I can never
bear the thought of being
unaccomplished. My future
depends upon education; there
is no other key to unlock that
Had I been granted one
wish from the Supreme Fa-
ther, I will wish to attain the
highest possible level of edu-
cation. I have dreamt a
dream, a sweet dream, in
which I, the Executive Presi-
dent of Guyana, rescues the
country, my mother land,
from the jaws of poverty and
crime and directed it into an
ocean of economic growth, be-
nevolence and progress.
It hurts my brains and

pierces my heart to see my
country in this state of mass de-
struction but I know that as
long as I am determined to edu-
cate myself, then it follows that
I would set Guyana free.
Without an education,
I would feel like a crow among
swans, like a thorn among roses

and a fool among wise men.
My biggest fear is the fear of be-
coming a failure, so dear Al-
mighty Father, grant me the
strength, the courage, the deter-
mination and the competence to
upkeep my standards and to
make my dreams come true.
Without an education, my

life will be without value,
without happiness and I will
choose to live in isolation. If
that will be my lifestyle then
I'd rather not live at all. So
you see, education is a great
necessity to me.
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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 corner, 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 al 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 Procuirement and Tendei Admini-stialion Board. Ministry of
Finance, Main & Llrquhaf t Streets. Georgcet:nvr Gi., na.
Chief Statistician:
Bureau of Statistics
Co-operative Republic of Guyana

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract No.1551-SY/GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part ofthe proceeds of
this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the Fiscal and Financial
Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-components namely:
(i) Tax Policy andAdministration;
(ii) Public Sector Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight ..
The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and oversight
capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the
National Assembly [Economic Services Committee (ESC) and Public Accounts Committees
(PAC) and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). To this end the MOF is required to
establish and staff a Program Coordination Unit (PCU) which in turn is required to establish
and staffthe PEU at the Guyana Revenue Authority and National Assembly.
The PCU hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of
Confidential Secretary/Administrative Assistant.
1. Appropriate professional/academic certification (e.g. five subjects CXC, English
language at Grade 1 or 11, Advance typewriting, Diploma inAdministration etc.)
2. Computer literacy and good dexterity in the use of modern office equipment
3. Willingness to work long hours to meet tight deadlines and capacity to handle multiple
4. Minimum three years experience in similar positions
Detailed Terms of Reference for the post referred to above may be obtained from:
The Administrative Assistant
Fiscal and Financial Management Program
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
Telephone: 225-0742/227-3998
Email: pcuffmnpbbgy.com
The closing date for all applalicatns-is..Friday,December 8, 2006 .

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1. This Invitation for Bid follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business,
issue no. 681 of 30'" June 2006.
2. The Government of Guyana has received a grant in the amount of US$11.3 million from the International Development
Association toward the cost of the "Water Sector Consolidation Project", and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this
3. The Government of Guyana herein represented by the Ministry of Finance now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for
the following 3 (three) parts. The general works for each part shall include such items as detailed in the table below.


Iron removal treatment facilities for a peak day flow of 5.0 MI/d with 5.1 mg/1 of
iron, including gravity -type treatment plant with aeration, pH adjustment, oxidation.
filtration and disinfection, to comply with WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines;
chemical storage
1. LIMA WTP 1650 m3 ground level storage reservoir
booster pump station. 4 No 84 m3/hr @ 30m head (3 duty. 1 stand -by) plus 2 No 55
m3/hr @ 8 m head (1 duty, 1 stand-by):
installation of electrical panels and stand-by generator
construction of access roads, fencing, landscaping, etc
Iron removal treatment facilities for a peak day flow of 6.0 Ml/d with 3.2 mg/1 of
iron, including gravity -type treatment plant with aeration, pH adjustment, oxidation,
filtration and disinfection, to comply with WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines;
chemical storage
2. VERGENOEGEN WTP 1950 m3 ground level storage reservoir
booster pumnp station. 4 No 120 m3/hr @ 20m head (3 duty, 1 stand -by) plus 2 No 55
m3/hr @. 8 m head (1 duty, 1 stand-by):
electrical panels and installation of stand-by generator
construction of access roads, fencing, landscaping. etc
Iron removal treatment facilities for a peak day flow of 4.0 Ml/d with 5.5 mg/l of
iron, including gravity -type treatment plant with aeration. pH adjustment, oxidation.
filtration and disinfection, to comply with WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines:
chemical storage

3. COTTON TREE WTP 1250 m3 ground level storage reservoir
booster pump station. 4 No 65 m3/hr @ 30m head (3 duty. I stand -by) plus 2 No 28
m3/hr ('a 12 m head (1 duty. I stand-by):
electrical panels and installation of stand-by generator
construction of access roads, fencing. landscaping. etc

The delivery/construction period is 547 days.
4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's
Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as
defined in the guidelines. Bidders must have performed an annual volume of construction work of at least US$6,000,000
(six million United States Dollars) over the last 5 (five) years and meet the other requirements stated in the Bid Data Sheet.
Bid evaluation will be based on price, with adjustments for time schedule and for guaranteed operation and maintenance
costs, as set out in detail in the Bid Data Sheet and the Evaluation Criteria Tables, subject to a satisfactory Technical
5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Guyana Water Incorporated and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the address below (1) from 09:00 h (9 am) to 16:00 h (4pm) daily from Monday to Friday. Bidders registered
in Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana RevenueAuthority (GRA) and National Insurance Schm:ne (NIS) compliance
certificates with their bids, indicating thatthey have mettheirtax and NIS obligations.
6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written
application to the address below (1) and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of G$100,000 (one hundred thousand
Guyana dollars) or USS$500 (five hundred United States dollars). The method of payment will be cash or certified cheque
payable to Guyana Water Incorporated. The document will be sent by courier. Alternatively, bidders can receive the
bidding documents free of charge via e-mail, upon submission of a request by e-mail towascpCDqwwiauvana.com.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below (2) at or before 09:00 h (local time) on February 27, 2007. All bids must be
accompanied by a bid security of G$15,000,000 (fifteen million Guyana dollars) or an equivalent amount in a freely
convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who
choose to attend atthe address below (2) at 09:00 h on February 27, 2007.The addresses referred to above are:

(1) The Project Manager,
Water Sector Consolidation Project,
Asset Development Team,
Guyana Water Incorporated,
Lot 10, Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown,
Tel.:+592-225-0471-6 Fax:+592-226-6059
C *il..e wrnvtnwjinurv .nacnm

(2) The Secretary,
National Procurementand TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquart Streets

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Sunday Chronicle December 3, 2006

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and You

HELLO Readers,

I hope you have had
a productive week. /
Today we will look at s
the topic of recycling.
We will examine the ~
term recycling; the .
concept of
international recycling
day, benefits of GNTly
recycling, the
recycling process, why we should recycle,
and to what extent is recycling being done
in Guyana.

Some people confuse recycling with reusing. Recycling is the
conversion of waste materials into useable products. The process
of recycling has to include collecting recyclable materials, transpor-
tation of collected materials to a processing facility where they are
cleaned, sorted and transformed to raw materials which are then
manufactured into the new product. http://www.epa.gov/msw/

This day is generally observed on November 15 annually.
The aim of this day is to seek to promote an understanding
that communities are pivotal in changing attitudes towards
issues of recycling in the commercial, municipal, industrial and
mining sectors.

** Lower raw materials cost from recycled sources
** Increased production efficiency
** Reduced waste disposal costs
** Reduced energy consumption in the manufacturing process
** Reduced reliance on imports
** Saves money
** Provides jobs
** Can be a solution to our problem of waste disposal
However, it should be noted that these benefits have to be
weighed against:-
** The cost of collection and treatment of materials
** The need to maintain a high quality of production
** The energy cost involved in the reprocessing

Recycling is a closed-loop process. It begins with the purchase
of recycled products or products that are made of or packaged in
materials that can be recycled. The products are then collected for
recycling, prepared au.d shipped to market, where they are repro-
cessed into new products or materials. Hence, collecting and pro-
cessing secondary materials, manufacturing recycled-content prod-
ucts and then purchasing recycled products is what creates the circle
or loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling.

Step 1: Cc'lection and
Collecting recyclables varies according to the community, but
there are four primary nethods which can be used: kerbside, drop-
'dffehttesi b"iy-bAc. :nitr,'and'ideposit/refd.pKgrlarmts. ;
Regardless of th method used to colic te ~.jjt, .le
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and You

From page XIV
next leg of their journey is
usually the same. Recyclables
are sent to a materials
recovery facility to be sorted
and prepared into marketable
commodities for
manufacturing. Recyclables
are bought and sold just like
any other commodity, and
prices for the materials change
and fluctuate with the market

Step 2:
Once cleaned and separated,
the recyclables are ready to un-
dergo the second part of the re-
cycling loop. More and more of
today's products are being
manufactured with total or par-
tial recycled content. Common
household items that contain re-
cycled materials include news-
papers and paper towels; alu-
minium, plastic, and glass soft
drink containers; steel cans; and
plastic laundry detergent
bottles. Recycled materials also
are used in innovative applica-
tions such as recovered glass in
roadway asphalt (glassphalt) or
recovered plastic in carpeting,
park benches, and pedestrian

Step 3:
Recycled Products
Purchasing recycled prod-
ucts completes the recycling
loop. By "buying recycled."
governments, as well as busi-
nesses and individual consum-
ers. each play an important role
in making the recycling process
a success. As consumers de-
mand more environmentally
sound products, manufacturers
will continue to meet that de-
mand by producing high-quality
recycled products. http://


Why Should I
** Recycling diverts waste
from being landfilled or inciner-
ated, conserves energy since it
takes less energy to produce
new products from recycled
materials and saves natural re-
sources that sometimes cannot
be replaced.
** Recycling is preferable
to treatment and disposal be-
cause it helps conserve energy
and reduce waste. Much less
energy is needed to make re-
cycled materials into new prod-
ucts than is needed with new,
"virgin" raw materials.
** Recycling also helps
conserve natural resources and
prevent pollution.
** Manufacturing using re-
cycled materials is usually much
cleaner than manufacturing
products from new resources.

To what extent is
recycling being
done in Guyana?

In Guyana, we are not left be-
hind; there. are already some
organisations'which have taken the
initiative to implement some form
of recycling. Some positive efforts,
of recycling have been undertaken

in the sectors listed below:

(i) Ms Salandy of C&R En-
terprises developed Guyana's
first PET Bottle Recycling
Plant on the West Demerara.
This enterprise recycles plastic,
glass, cardboard, aluminium and
brass with export and foreign
exchange earning capability.

(ii) Envirotec is in the pro-
cess of setting up more than 100
plastic waste depots and the
agents of these depots would
collect bottles from persons,
who would be paid per bottle.
Currently, Envirotec is doing in-
house recycling for Banks DIH
and Demerara Distillers Ltd

(iv) Banks DII has invested
in a $110 million state-of-the-art.
blow moulder machine. The
company generally chips up and
ships overseas plastic recep-
(v) The EPA is in the pro-
cess of drafting legislation to
deal with the recycling of plas-
tic since the Environmental
Protection Act does not specifi-
cally address its disposal. Plas-
tic and other wastes are dealt
with under hazardous waste in
the present legislation.

(vi) The EPA has facilitated
the PET Reuse and Recycling
essay and project development
competition which created an
awareness of the importance of
recycling and fielded the ideas
of different categories of per-
sons living in Guyana.

Other organizations can
adopt or foster their own mod-
els so that we may minimise
waste production.


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Vacancy exis s for an Agriculture Field Assistant. Applicant
MUST be a G C graduate with 2 years experience OR possess a
Degree in Agriculture with 1 year experience. Applicant must
reside in the Berbice area.

Interested persons should submit an application clearly marked
'AgricultuwI. ,ieldAssistant", to POBox, 1025 no later than
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1. The Govermnent ofiGuyana (GOG) has secured financing from the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB) and the International Fund forAgricultural Development (IFAD)
towards the cost of the Poor Rural Communities Support Services Project (PRC SSP) and intends
to apply a part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for which this Invitation
for Bids is issued.

2. The Ministry ofAgriculture (MOA) hereby invites sealed bids from eligiblebidders
for the Construction of Packaging and Storage Facility at Parika.

3. Consideration will be limited to firms orjoint ventures of firms which are legally
incorporated or otherwise organized in, and have their principle place of business in, an
eligible country and are either:

(a) more than 50% beneficially owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona ide resident or
residents of an eligible country, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting
these requirements: or
(b) owned or controlled by the government of an eligible country provided that it is legally
or financially autonomous and operates under the commercial law of an eligible

4. Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their
bids. The requirements for qualification will include inter-alia:

(a) The Bidder's experience and record on similar work:
(b) TheBidder's financialcapability:
(c) Evidence ofeligibility: and
(d) Qualification and experience ofcontractor's supervising personnel.

5. Bidders may obtain the Tender Documents from the first'address below at a non-
refundable fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars (GYD10,000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency. All payments must be made in the name of the Accountant General.
Written applications must be made in English and must be clearly marked "Request for Tender
Documents for Poor Rural Communities Support Services Project- Construction of a Packaging
and Storage Facility at Parika". Potential applicants who request that documents be forwarded to
them are required to submit an account number from a local courier agent that accepts freight
collect charges. Documents will be promptly dispatched but under no circumstances will GOG
be help responsible for late delivery or loss of documents so transmitted.

6. Bids must be submitted in a separate. sealed envelope cleal r marked -Tender for the
Construction of Packaging and Storage Facility at Parika, East Bank Esscquibo, Region
No. 3 6/2006 PRCSSP. Do not open before 09:00hrs, December 5, 2006 "All bids must be
accompanied by a bid security in the obnn of a bank draft or other approved form and in
accordance with the sun quoted in the Tender Doctunents. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box
at the second address below no later than 9:00am Tuesday, December 5. 2006 at which time the
bids will be opened in the presence of bidders who attend. Simultaneously, completed
qualification forms only must be submitted to the third address below.

7. GOG reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to alnul the process and reject all
bids at any time prior to award of contract without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
prospective contractors) or any obligation to inform the prospective contractors) of the grounds
for GOG action. GOG will not defray any costs incuTred bv any bidder in the preparation of bids.

8. Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by a Security of no less than One Million Five Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars
(G$1,500,000.) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency, valid GRA and NIS
Compliance Certificates and must be addressed to:

i). TheChairman
National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board
Ministry ofFinance
Main and Urquhart Streets

ii). Division Chief
Project Supervision Division
Caribbean Development Bank
PO Box408,Wildey
St. Michael

Tel: 1(246)431-1600
Fax: 1(246)426-7269

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Narrative Writing

A Fictional Narrative

Today we will take a last look, for this season, at
he short story. You already know that a short story is
like any other narrative because it tells a story. It is a
fictional narrative and it tells a story just as a novel also
ells a story.
Fix it in your mind that a short story is a tightly
constructed narrative built around a complication. When
you produce a short story, note what you are formulat-
ing about the characters, the setting, the events that form
the plot, and the point of view from which the story is
Look at the passage below, and note its charac-

The Passage

They went out from the house. The sun turned the
sweat of Durante to hot water and then dried his skin
so that his shirt felt transparent. "Tony, I gotta be
mean," said Durante. "Stand right there where I can
see you. Don't try to get close. Now listen. The
Sheriffs gunnna be along this trail some time today, look-
ing for me. He'll load up himself and all his gang with
water out of your tanks. Then he'll follow my sign
across the desert. Get me? He'll follow if he finds wa-
ter on the place. But he's not gunna find water."
"What you done, poor Dick?" said Tony. "Now
look, I could hide you in the old wine cellar where no-
body --
"The sheriffs not gunna find water," said Du-
rante. "It's gunna be like this."
He put his rifle to his shoulder, aimed, fired. The
shot struck the base of the nearest tank. A semicircle
of darkness began to stain the edge of the iron wall.
Tony fell on his knees. "No, no, Dick! Good
Dick!" he said. "Look! All the vineyard. It will die.
It will turn into old, dead wood, Dick...."
"Shut your face," said Durante. "Now I've
started, I kinda like the job."
Max Brand, "Wine on the Desert"
About the Passage

The above passage has all the elements of a short
story. The first paragraph shows someone fleeing from
someone else, which has formed the basic action in
countless fictionalinarratives.
In the penultimate paragraph of this passage, Du-
rante, the main character, is ruthless and single-minded.
He confronts kind, trusting Tony. Through the ages,
writers have told stories structured just like the one
above and have also told stories about the struggle be-
tween good and evil.

Short Story Elements

Let's revise the elements of a short story, which is
one kind of fictional narrative, even though we have
gone through the elements over and over again, they
are still good to be told.

Short stories are created in the writer's imagination
and tell of some made-up event or occurrence.
In a short story, an event or series of events
forms the plot.
The events happen to characters, usually people.
They happen in a time and place the setting -
and are told from a certain angle, or point of view.

[A point to note here is that a story's point of view
is usually chosen during prewriting: that is before you
begin to write the story proper.]

The writer that tells a story from a first person
point of view, which is his own point of view, uses the
first person pronouns "I" and "me." The point of view

This above all: to thine own self be true.
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare Henry IV, Part I

allows readers to know the characters better. The
readers are allowed to get a "you-are-there" feeling.

The writer can use another point of view called
third-person limited. The kind of narrator tells the story
from one character's point of view. The reader learns
about the other character's thoughts and feelings
through this chosen character. The reader is assisted
by clues, subtle or otherwise, throughout the story.

There is yet another point of view that can be
presented by writers. This is called the third-person
omniscient narrator. Here the narrator knows the
thoughts and feelings of all the characters. The reader
knows the other characters through him or her.

There is a chart below that can help you exam-
ine the elements that make up the short story "Wine on
the Desert."
Plot: This is the story's action and events. The plot
focuses on a problem faced by the main character. In
the short story "Wine on the Desert," Durante is being
pursued by the sheriff. He destroys Tony's water tanks
to solve the problem.

Character: The characters of a story are the people-.
or animals involved in the plot. In the short story "Wine
on the Desert," Tony and Durante are the characters.
The sheriff is pursuing Durante, but doesn't appear in
the story. You can try doing this kind of thing, where a
character's name is mentioned but he/she does not ap-
pear in the story.

Setting: The setting is the time and place in which
the events of a story happen. You have been told some
time back that setting can create mood or atmosphere.
In the short story "Wine on the Desert," the desert set-
ting is an atmosphere of starkness and danger. What
at kinds of atmosphere have you tried using so far? Tell
them to a study partner or interested friend.

Point of View: Point of view is the particular van-
tage point from which the story is told. Read over the
short story "Wine on the Desert," and you will see that
it is told from Durante's viewpoint, using the third-per-
son pronouns "he" and "him." You should agree with

What to Do
Write a short story based upon three persons, one
animal, set in a winding, and timultus river. Write it as
a first person narrator.

Better Writing
When you write again, try to use techniques such

deliberate choice of narrator's point of view,
mechanisms to visualize familiar places and per-
creations in your mind's eye of both of the story's
location and action,
making a list of striking details you want to include
in your story,
using your kind of energetic verbs,
Writing a first draft, and finally revising your para-
graphs if there is the need.

Things will be easy for you if you have been keep-
ing a commonplace book up-to-date. Remember that
this is a self-assorted book which contains exciting and
worthwhile quotations, songs, jokes, menus, and any
other thing that you find interesting or thought-provok-
Some of you who have yours might also have pic-
tures; postcards; clippings from diaries, newspapers, let-
ters, and magazines; poems; plans of houses, towns and
villages stored in it; along with any other thing that leads
to stimulating good writing such as a dried natural plant
or insect.

[Note: If you do not have a commonplace book
as yet, it is good to start one now. It is not too late.
Much more can be done before your examination next

Look at your strategy of combining sentences. How
does that help your style? Can you do all of what is
listed below?
combine short sentences into more complex and
good sentences
express ideas with more precision and clarity
know when shorter sentences are better
deleting repeated words
using connecting words
rearranging words
changing the form of words

Directions: Combine each cluster of numbered items
into one or more sentences. Combine clusters if you

a) Steel band music surged through the room.
b) Steel band music vibrated through the room.
c) It drew in the listeners.

a) The short-listed candidates moved their feet in
b) The patterns were rhythmic.
c) The short-listed candidates shuffled on the wax.
d) The wax was dusty.

a) The short-listed candidates tapped to the sound.
b) The short-listed candidates swayed with the
c) Their bodies made shadows on the walls.
d) The shadows were moving.

a) The men betrayed concentration.
b) Their faces were tight-lipped.
c) Their heads bobbed.
d) Their heads dipped.
e) Their arms hung loose.

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Traditionally plantains have been an important component in These
the diet of Guyanese. The exact date plantain cultivation the Fal
commenced in Guyana is not definite but it was activity carried farmer
out by slaves on their provision ground (Payne 1982). Plantain other v
formed an important part of the diet of slaves. Indeed, Dr. John
Shier, the Agricultural Chemist of the Colony during the *
1840's in his writing on plantain meals stated 'It is largely Plant;
employed din food of infants, children and invalids. As for implii
children and convalescents, it would probably be much girth
esteemed in Europe, and deserved a trial on account of its and a
fragrance and it being extremely to digest......In respect of
nutritive ness, it deserves a preference over all the pure
starches on account of the protein compound it contains. Dr
shier went to suggest the feasibility of attempting to export
'plantain meal' from the Colony to Europe.
Emancipation fostered the increased cultivation of plantain as
a basic food supply item among freed slaves and provided a means
of earning a living. By 1843, some 'freehold settlements' between
Annandale and Plaisance alone had 720 acres under cultivation of
plantain. By 1850's the Colony was exporting plantains to the
neighboring Islands. Expansion of the cultivation posed a direct
threat to the Plantocracy's monopoly of land, labour and capital.
The growth of this 'peasant economy' had to be suppresses by the
In the 1850's the Peter Rose Commission was symptomatic of
the general intent of the Plantocracy to ensure that all activities
conducted in the Colony were complementary to the success and
growth of the sugar economy. Thereafter, the Planters attack on
the 'peasant economy extended to efforts to ensure that 'provision'
farmers could not market their produce profitably. Indeed, water
from the East Demerara Conservancy was withheld in an effort to
destroy crops. Trade sanctions were imposed that led to the
emergence of the Portuguese merchant class and the subsequent
exploitation of the freed slaves that led to the 'Angel Gabriel Riots'
in 1856.
The stagnation of the village economy led eventually to the
shunning of peasant farming on large scale by villagers for the
dependent 'job occupation' as a means of livelihood.
During World Wars 1 &2 the cultivation of plantains expanded
briefly as food supplies from the 'Mother Country' dried up but
only to be suppressed when Britain could once again ship food
items to the Colony. Plantain never the less, remained a staple in
some villages but was generally replaced by rice as the national
The importance of plantain cultivation in our national drive to 1
maintain national self sufficiency in the 1960's onwards. Today, it
has been recognized as one of the main crop in the national
diversification plan and an excellent export crop.
In Guyana, there are several varieties of plantains grown
but farmers as well as consumers show a definite preference
for the 'Creole plantain'. It is well adapted sturdy plant grown 7
on the Coastal Plains and on the Levees ob the lower reaches 9
of the rivers. It is used basically as foods in a variety of
preparations. The mature but green fruit is boiled for
immediate consumption or pound into small balls (foo foo) for
use in soups. It is also boiled in coconut milk as a component 1
in 'metagee' or it can be thinly sliced and fried into 'plantain 1
chips'. When ripe, the fruit is either boiled or sliced and fried.
The mature green fruit can be dried and processed into 1
'plantain flour' or used in other snack food preparation.
Plantains originated from South- East Asia where it remains
fairly important. It has become an important staple in many African 1
countries. In Central and South America, it is produced both for 1
consumption and export. Plantains are a major sub group of the 1
cultivated banana (Musa spp). It is a cross between Musa acuminate
and Musa balbisiana. This cross produced three different types:-
Type A: Contains a low starch and high sugar content when
ripe. This is known as banana.
Type B: Is the true plantain which- is 'starchy even when ripe
and is only eaten when cooked. It differs in shape from banana in
that it carries a pointed tip where as that of banana is blunt.
Type C: Is a starchy banana used for cooking. It is known as
cooking bananas.

Varieties of Plantain
In Guyana the main varieties of plantain cultivated are: 'Horse',
'Creole' and 'horn'. The following are descriptive features of the
various types:
Medium French a/k 'Creole' Plantain This variety achieves
a height of about 2.5 m (8 ft) and a circumference of 60 cm (2ft). It
produces between 30 38 leaves before fruiting and takes 12 months
to produce a mature bunch. The bunch carries as many as 5-8 hands
and weigh between 11-12 kg (25 50 Ibs). It produces many shoots. bL
False Horn a/k 'Horse' Plantain This variety Is distinguished
by the small number of hands, usually with few fingers on a bunch P
that weighs about 10 kg (20 Ibs). It is similar to the Medium French W
Plantain and produces many suckers.
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large weighing as much as 90
kg (200 Ibs) with many hands
ad short fingers. This variety
produces more than forty
leaves prior to flowering and
takes as much as fifteen to
' eighteen months to produce a
mature bunch. It does not
produce many suckers from
its base but there is often a
fine successor.

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tenses and two past
participles which are the
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on Cricket scorecards.
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but definitely the world's
highest mountain at 29,028
feet and located in Nepal.
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there are alternative periods of
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reference to the fever
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form in the past tense and past
participle as its infinitive and not
ending with ed like other regular
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 Riverin Guyana.
8. Point on the compass that is closer
to West.
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and past participle different from
each otherand also different from
12. Any of a group of drugs which act
to reduce the levels of cholesterol
in the blood.
15. Acronymfor"TakeAWalk".
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Christmas Fruit cake or Black
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such as satisfaction,
surprise, delight,
dislike or pain.
21. Sleep lightly or briefly.
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having its past tense
ending with -ed but
having the same form
as its past participle.
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that is closer to South.
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hear, HI, Holitipu, Hobitipu, huh, hum, INN, Kaieteur, let,
Mat, mate. nap, N.E, NJ. N.W. NY. oe, PA, Pat, Paul, RA,
RAW, Saul, sea, see, set, SSE. SSW, st, station, sugar, TAW,
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Assist in implementing, monitoring and reporting on
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Provide training in HIV/AIDS workplace policy development,
in HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination reduction and
in the development of behaviour change communication
programmes for the workplace.
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Project Management Board, the Joint UN Team on HIV/AIDS
as well as in meetings organized by PEPFAR, the Ministry of
Labour, Human Services and Social Security, employers and
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Experience in policy development and training
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ARIES -- Cleaning house may be more challenging than you initially thought
-- getting rid of your possessions will take longer than you expected, but the
financial reward for your efforts will be larger than you expected. Are you
sitting on a rare collectible? Moving slowly is not a handicap in this situation;
it's a wise strategy for getting the biggest payoff possible. Spend a little time
doing research today, and educate yourself about the things you have right
under your nose.

TAURUS -- You will feel intellectually energetic this morning. You should
make contact with someone who always has interesting, insightful notions
and just enjoy a nice long conversation. Share a recent perplexing discovery
with this person, and see what he or she thinks about it. There's a good chance
that, working together, you two can solve a very perplexing mystery -- and
this solution stands to make both of you wealthier.

GEMINI -- Your patience will be tested today when someone pushes the pause
button on some of your most exciting plans -- yet again. You have been trying
hard to avoid being flighty -- but, unfortunately, not everyone else is capable
of doing the same. Other people are making you pay for their poor planning.
This is a harsh reality for you to work through right now, and it may be a
reason to give some serious thought to rearranging your social circle just a
little bit.

CANCER -- If you need to deliver some negative news or constructive criticism
to anyone today, try to do it over dinner or lunch -- comforting food will make
this person much more receptive to what you have to say. Socializing could
become a challenge for you right now because your mind will be dwelling on
matters you feel you have no control over. But this distraction isn't necessarily
a bad thing -- let ideas simmer in the back of your mind. By the end of the
day, you will have an action plan.

LEO -- You need to trust your own judgment today -- don't rely on the opinions
of other people. If someone with a dubious reputation crosses your path, make
sure to give him or her the benefit of the doubt. Your own eyes and ears are
your best sources of information today. Listen carefully to this so-called shady
person, and watch for revealing behavior. It may turn out that some tales you
were told are not, in fact, true. Could it be that the teller had an ulterior motive
for poisoning your mind?

VIRGO -- Get ready to adjust one of your longest-held philosophies today.
Something will happen to show you that you can never assume things will
stay the same. You will have to be very nimble as you make your way through
the day, but all the bobbing and weaving you'll have to do will be fun. Get
ready for some unexpected travel to add some drama to your life. Keep in
mind that the journey will be more important than the destination.

LIBRA -- Getting involved in something cultural is a great idea today. You've
always had a strong curiosity for things that are a little off the beaten track,
but right now this curiosity is especially intense. Explore the territory just
past where you usually go. Drive a little bit out of your way to check out a
new exhibit of African art, for instance, or even that new. sushi joint across
town. Feed yourself figuratively and literally on the expressions and ideas of
other cultures

SCORPIO -- Pushing the envelope is something that you're accustomed to
doing, but it should be something you integrate into even more areas of your
life, especially today. The universe is giving you the courage you need to
push the romance envelope with a sweetheart (or potential sweetheart) -- put
yourself in a more vulnerable position, to demonstrate your trust in this
person. Making an effort to reveal more of whom you really are is a powerful
way to reach out.

SAGITTARIUS -- Someone is going to get what they want by appealing to
your analytical side today -- but you may find that your emotional side is
convinced, too. Today marks the beginning of a shift in your perceptions.
You are much more willing to see both sides of arguments and to let people
slide on the silly stuff. You are mellowing out, and the people around you are
feeling more comfortable about presenting new ideas and getting you involved
in adventures.

CAPRICORN -- Even though love is important to you, you may be feeling
some anti-romance feelings today. Perhaps a certain cooing couple is getting
"... on your last nerve, or maybe your own romantic adventures have been less
S. than fulfilling lately. If you want to enjoy some alone time and take a break
S from hearts and flowers, there's nothing wrong with that! Even though other
people might be feeling lovey-dovey, you don't have to fake schmaltzy

AQUARIUS -- Family history can help you deal with your family's future, so
get in touch with some older relatives to get the answers.and insight you
i need right now. A lot of ideas and experiences from your past are going to be
Coming back into your life today, and they could cause you to question the
Choices you've been making lately. This questioning is a good sign, because
it shows that you want to improve yourself.

PISCES -- Your more idealistic, romantic side is starting to have more control over
your life right now, which bodes well for your self-esteem. Understand that when you
see the best in everything, you automatically see the best in yourself and love yourself.
People are going to notice you a lot more today -- and find you very attractive. The
fact that you ar feeling more beauty in your life will serve as an invitation for even
more beauty to enter your life, so get ready.

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MANY TIMES education has been sung just as norms values and patterns of
good behavior, but for me it means so much more than this. Education is life! It
starts at home and follows us during the whole course of our life. It is the
knowledge that we get from our parents, teachers, relatives and friends and
would be shared many times and to different persons but doesn't ever end. Edu-
cation is love and concern. It is the harmony of body and mind which leads us to
peace. It is what makes us better citizens and better humans. Let us share it
with everyone! (Jennifer DaSilva, 9, School of the Nations)

-150g butter
-150g brown sugar
1.5kg soaked, mixed fruit
2 cups rum and cherry brandy blend
from the jar of soaked fruit (reserve the
remainder of this liquid)
10 eggs
700g flour
1 tin condensed milk
100g sorrel or pineapple jam
3tsp Champion Baking Powder
2tsp ground cinnamon
'/tsp ground ginger
A large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

come to the 428th edition of
ampion Cookery Corner", a
ly. feature giving recipes and
ps on cooking in Guyana.

1-2tbsps liquid browning
1-2 drops almond essence
1-2 drops vanilla essence
1-2 drops rose water essence

Heat oven to 250F (1300C).
Line three 10-inch round cake tins as
follows: line the base and sides of the
cake tins with a double layer of
greased wax paper. Beat butter with
sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs,
one at a time, beating well after each

Add condensed milk and sorrel or
pincapplc jam. Sift the flour together
with the Champion Baking Powder,
cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add the
sifted flour to the butter mixture, a little at
a time, beat and mix well. Add vanilla,
almond and rose water essences, then the
mixed fruit and the 2 cups of rum and
cherry brandy, stir well. Add a little of
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Thank god, says Bollywood

after SanjayI Dutt verdict
after Sanqjay D~utt Iverdictc

Mumbai, Bollywood has re-
acted with relief to the verdict
acquitting Sanjay Dutt of the
charges of conspiracy in the
1993 Mumbai blasts, though
he has been found guilty of
the lesser charge of possess-
ing illegal weapons.
The special TADA court
Tuesday extended his bail till
Dec 18. Sanjay, who has been
convicted under the Arms Act,
has to surrender on Dec 19.
Here is what some of his
colleagues had to say:
Dino Morea: Thank god he
has been acquitted from
TADA. That was the big worry
for all those who love this fabu-
lous guy. Without sounding bi-
ased, let me say Sanjay Dutt is
a person who wouldn't hurt a
fly. He shouldn't suffer any
more. I'm glad he got bail.
Shilpa Shetty: I'm so glad he
has been acquitted for the
TADA case. I've had the oppor-
tunity to know him and work
with him. I cannot imagine him
being a criminal or a-terrorist.
He is too good-hearted to hurt
anyone intentionally. But at the
same time the judiciary has been
fair. Let's wait and watch.
Rahul Bose: The verdict is

comparatively mild, but none-
theless a blow to Sanjay Dutt
and his family. So far, he has
shown tremendous strength of
will. I hope he'll be as strong no
matter what the sentence.
Irrfan Khan: I wanted to see
him free. I'm grieved.
Madhur Bhandarkar: This
verdict is the best that Sanjay

-and all his well-wishers and
'that includes practically every-
one in the industry could have
hoped for. The industry can
breathe a sigh of relief, both on
a personal and professional
level. So much finance was

hanging on the verdict. I'm sure
the worst is over for Sanjay and
filmmakers who were holding
their breath.
Sujoy Ghosh: Sanjay Dutt can-
not be guilty of any crimes. He's
everyone's super-hero. So, I am
happy he's almost out of it.
Sanjay Gupta: The greatest
thing about the verdict is the vic-
tory of justice. Thanks to the ver-
dict, the name of the distinguished
Dutt family remains untarnished.
The Dutts' years of selfless service
to the country and its people
stands vindicated. And we've the
judiciary and the Almighty to thank
for that.
As far as Sanjay is con-
cerned, I think on Monday
night he finally got the peaceful
sleep he had been missing for
years. The last few weeks have
been truly traumatic for him. It's
the love and prayers of his fans
and the people of India that has
brought him to this happy day.
Personally, I never for a
moment doubted Sanjay
would walk away from this
crisis as he has done from all
other crises in his life. He's
fought a long and tough
battle. And he has won.
Thank god!






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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Actress Eva Longoria, who
plays a divorcee on the prowl

on the hit television drama
"Desperate Housewives," is
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ACTRESS EVA LONGORIA and San Antonio Spurs player
Tony Parker in Hollywood, July 28, 2005. Longoria, who
plays a divorcee on the prowl on the hit television drama
"Desperate Housewives," is engaged to marry Parker, her
spokeswoman said on Thursday. (REUTERS/Mario

ball star boyfriend Tony
Parker, her spokeswoman
said on Thursday.
"I am thrilled to announce
that Eva Longoria and Tony
Parker, who have been dating
steadily for two years, are of-
ficially engaged," Longoria's
representative Liza Anderson
said in a written release.
Anderson said Parker, 24,
an all-star point guard for pro-
fessional basketball's San Anto-
nio Spurs, flew to Los Angeles
after a game on Wednesday and
proposed to Longoria, 31, when
she got home from work.
The couple will wed next
year in Parker's native France
and are planning a "big, happy
ceremony with lots of family
and friends," Anderson said.
The Texas-born
Longoria, who met Parker
in 2004 at a Spurs game,
was previously married to
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Dr. Karen Butters, General Practitioner, has
moved her practice from the Georgetown
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through the office of Dr. R. Jabour.

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for 2006,are hereby notified that the presentation
of certificates will be held on the following: .

Date : Wednesday, 6th December, 2006
Time :14:00 Hrs. (2:00 pm)
Venue: Demerara Life conference room
Robb street. Georgetown.

For further information, please call
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He is not authorized to transact any business
on behalf of the firm.
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On Tuesday last week, the Government announced a package ofproposals for changes to Guyana's Value Added Tax and Excise Tax legislation, designed to help
businesses and reduce the tax burden on consumers.

The following is a summary of the statement given by the Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh. It gives details of the proposed changes and'the Government's
reasons for making them and outlines the benefits of the new taxes and the progress towards their introduction.

The introduction of Value Added Tax and Excise Tax are important steps in the modernisation of Guyana's taxation system but, in -
implementing the new taxes, the interest of the Guyanese people has always been the Government's top priority.

It has been the Government's intention, therefore, that the changes to the taxation system should not have an adverse affect on the cost of
living. That is why an undertaking was given to continuously review the likely impact of.VAT and Excise Tax and, if necessary, to make -
changes to the law to prevent any undue hardship for consumers and businesses.

It is important to remember that VAT and Excise Tax will replace a number of old and inefficient taxes, including Consumption Tax, which is
imposed at rates of up to 30 per cent on a limited range of goods. VAT is a very cost-effective tax, which will be levied at a single positive
rate of 16 per cent on a wide range of goods and services. This will, in itself, spread the burden of taxation and ensure that more people who
benefit from Government spending will. make a contribution towards it.

However, during the past months the Government has listened carefully to the views and concerns that have been expressed about VAT and Excise Tax and, as a result,
last week an announcement was made of the measures agreed by the Cabinet to assist businesses and to further reduce the impact of these taxes on the consumer.

Under the VAT legislation there are three classes of goods and services, which are called 'supplies.' These are 'standard-rated,' 'zero-rated' and 'exempt' supplies.

Standard-rated' supplies are those goods and services that are taxed at a standard rate of 16 per cent (16%) of their total value in money at the point of sale or
acquisition. All goods and services provided for use or benefit in Guyana (including imports) will attract VAT at the standard rate, unless explicitly excluded by law as
'zero-rated' or 'exempt' supplies.
'Zero-rated' supplies are those goods and services that are taxable but, for mainly economic reasons, are taxed at zero per cent (0%). Examples.of zero rated supplies,
included in the VAT legislation at present, are goods for export, electricity supplied by Guyana Power and Light, and water supplied by Guyana Water Incorporated.

'Exempt supplies' are those that, for social or difficult-to-tax reasons, are not taxed. Examples of exempt supplies, included in the VAT Act at present, are residential
rent, insurance and financial services. .'

Although the consumer pays no tax on zero rated and exempt supplies, there is an important difference between them. Businesses making sales of goods and services
which are standard rated or zero rated are able to reclaim, or offset, the majority of the VAT they incur in their business expenses. This gives them the opportunity to
pass on a portion of their overhead savings to their customers. Businesses making exempt supplies cannot charge VAT to their customers but they must pay VAT on their-.
business supplies.

SHaving carefully considered the balance between the need to raise Government revenue and the impact on consumers the Cabinet approved the following additions to
the list of zero-rated items: -

1. Basic foodstuff, namely bread, rice, sugar, cooking oil, milk, baby formula, split peas, onion, garlic, potatoes, fruits (except apples, grapes, dates, prunes, peaches, plums
and strawberries), vegetables (except olives, carrots, black-eye peas, pigeon peas, chick peas or garbanzos, radishes, broccoli and cauliflower).

2. Education services and materials, including printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed matter, children's pictures, drawing or coloring books, exercise books,
newspapers,journals, periodicals, pencils and erasers which are used for educational, literary and technical purposes; but not including magazines, price lists and directories.

3. Medical services and supplies, including prescription and 'over-the-counter drugs but excluding vitamins, energy drinks and health supplements.

4. Computers and computer hardware, including all internal components of the central processing unit, the cabinet, internal CD/DVD writers, motherboards, video
cards, sound cards, internal power supply, processors, memories, internal input/output cards etc., computer printers, keyboards and mousercomputer monitors (of a kind
designed solely to be used with computers and excluding video monitors, television monitors and dual-purpose monitors).

5. Motor vehicles for public officers, public officials and remigrants and the personal effects for remigrants.

S 6. Water and sewage services supplied by a recognized supplier.

7. Electricity Services under the Electricity Sector Refornm Act (ESRA).

8. Incentive regimes and the purchase of large capital items, i.e.

Goods imported under incentive schemes (subject to Investment Development Agreement (IDA).

Goods imported for manufacturing and reprocessing and which are subsequently exported.

Large capital goods (such as bulldozers, excavators, tractors and heavy duty industrial machinery currently imported at a zero rate of Consumption Tax and
which are not subject to aiIDA). Subsequent imports/sales of large capital goods are subject to conditions and may attract VAT (subject to a schedtue).

9. Sports gear and vehicles for sports personalities.

Sports gear will be zero-rated for VAT purposes subject to the conditions and requirements that must be satisfied for the purpose of schedule exemptions for this
category under the Customs Act.

Motor vehicles will be zero-rated, subject to the approval of the Commissioner General, where the vehicle has been bestowed as an honorary prize or when won
Abroad, or acquired by a sports personality for his/her personal use. .

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SCups, medals, shields and similar trophies, will be zero rated, subject to their not being articles of general utility and proved to the satisfaction of the
Commissioner-General to be specially imported for bestowal as honorary distinctions or prizes, or when won abroad or sent by donors resident abroad, provided that
the articles do not bear any advertisement. This zero-rating shall not apply or extend to the importation or stocking of the articles for the purpose of trade.

10. Locally-produced building materials for construction purposes, including sand, wood, and stone.
11. Government Projects, including goods and services imported for projects funded by grants and loans provided by international agencies.
12. Coins,-bank notes, and other monetary instruments imported by or on behalf of the Bank of Guyana.
13. Motor vehicles over four years old. (Excise Tax rates on motor vehicles are under review to avoid increases above current tax system).
14. Gifts imported for non-commercial purposes, either contained in passengers' luggage or imported in gift parcels sent by air, sea or parcel post, provided the
cost/insurance/freight charge does not exceed the Guyana equivalent of $US 200, subject to the provisions of the Customs Act.
15. Fertilisers and pesticides.
Items approved for exemption were: -
1. Gasoline and diesel.
2. Kerosene (including aviation fuel).
3. Liquid propane gas (cooking gas).
4. Locally-mined raw gold and diamonds.
Previously educational and medical services were to be classified as exempt services, while other items approved for zero rating were to be taxed at the standardrate of 16 per
In order to assist businesses, the Cabinet also gave approval for credit to be given for stock in hand at the year end upon which Consumption Tax had been paid. To
qualify for relief, businesses must register for VAT by 15 December 2006, The relief will be limited to stock acquired in December 2006 and will be restricted to the 16
per cent VAT standard rate, or the Consumption Tax rate, whichever is the lower, for a transitional period of three months, up to 31" March, 2007..
In addition, approval was given for requirements relating to tax invoices, to be amended to make it more flexible and easier for businesses.
Government entities that provide services for a nominal fee will not now be required to be register.
It was also agreed that the VAT Act would be examined to determine whether amendments were necessary to ensure the prosecution of VAT offenders in the civil court
and approval was given to make a change to the Act to enable the most senior person, together with the representative officer in a company, to be deemed to be liable
for a VAT offence.
Finally, a decision.was made not to repeal the Travel Voucher Tax and Premium Tax when VAT is introduced. VAT, together with Excise Tax, will now replace six
existing taxes.
The remedies approved by the Cabinet will require legislative changes and will be submitted as amendments to the VAT Law to be tabled in the National Assembly, in
order that they may come into effect by the 1" January 2007 VAT start date.
It is anticipated that they will be very beneficial to both consumers and.the business community. However, the Government will continue to keep the VAT and Excise
Acts under review to ensure a continuing consideration for the needs of consumers and businesses.


In keeping with the Guyana Revenue Authority's (GRA) mandate of assisting registered businesses to be prepared for Value Added Tax (VAT) to be
implemented on January 1,2007, the GRA will be facilitating series of workshops on record keeping.

These workshops will be hld during the first and third weeks of December 2006.

The aim of the workshops is to equip VAT registrants with the.required knowledge and guidelines to successful record keeping for VAT, as stipulated
in the VAT legislation.

REGISTER NOW, be part of these workshops as we help you get ready for VAT.

For more information contact Ms. Janet Abltensetts, VAT andBxcise Tax Department 210 E Albert and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown. Tel: 227 7310,
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Section 100 (12) of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act No.10 of 2005 allows for regulations to be made for transitional measures.
The Government is pursuing legislative amendments to grant businesses relief for stock inventory at December 31, 2006 that
would have attracted consumption'tax.

To benefit fromthis relief the following are required:

1. The Business must be registered for VAT before December 15, 2006.
2. Relief willbe applied to stock imported during the month of December and still on hand at the end of December.
3. The relief will be limited to the VAT rate, paid on those imports, if applicable, as input tax credit (restricted to the 16% VAT
rate or the consumption tax rate, whichever is lower)
4. Businesses would be required to submit a claim that would stipulate that the stock has been in existence at the end of the
5. The goods must be disposed of in the course of furthering a taxable activity of the business, during the period January-
March 2007.


The Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to inform Value Added Tax (VAT) registrants and
potential VAT registrants that legislative amendments are being made to give effect to flexibility in the invoice requirements for

In light of the legislative changes being made, the Commissioner-General is hereby informing VAT registrants and potential
VAT registrants NOT to seek the GRA's approval in printing their invoices once the minimum requirements, including serial'
numbers, the Taxpayers Identification Number (TIN), a description and cost of the goods or services, and the amount of VAT
stated, are met:

Comparison of prices Before and After VAT

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The University has a number of vacancies for academic
positions of Lecturer I, Lecturer II, Senior Lecturer,
Reader and Professor at TURKEYEN AND

Applications are invited from interested persons,
including persons who now hold part-time and
temporary full-time appointments in the University.


Preference will be given to holders of Ph.D and Masters
Degrees in relevant fields plus relevant experience and


Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified
to teach at least two (2) specialisations within the
programmes of Faculties, including post-graduate and
higher degree levels. (Further information could be
obtained from Faculties/Berbice Campus and the
Personnel Division, Turkeyen Campus).


Applications for the position of Assistant Lecturer are
also invited from interested persons with good first
degree qualifications in relevant field.



Agriculture: Agriculture Engineering, Crop
Production/Agronomy/Genetics & Cytogenetics, Plant Pathology,
Horticulture & Landscaping, Biotechnology; Forestry:- Surveying
& Mapping, Wildlife Management, Forestry Conservation, Forestry
Policy & Law, Agro-forestry and Rural Development, Forest Protection.


Foundations & Education Management: Measurement & Evaluation, Early
Childhood Education, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Research Methods,
Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Curriculum Theory,
Administration Research Study, Administration & Supervision; Curriculum and
Instruction: Home Economics: Home Economics (Teaching
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Operations, Tourism Entrepreneurship.


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Microbiology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; Chemistry: Physical,
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and Organization, Micro-computer Graphics, Operating Systems, Computer
Literacy I/II, Database Management and Programming in C, Linux systems. Java;
Mathematics, Physics & Statistics: Mathematical Methods. Mathematical
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Electronics, Solid State Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Statistical
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International Law, Law of Succession, Employment Law, Family Law,
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Development, Intellectual Property Law, Law of Corporate Finance, Trade
Relations Law, Administration of Trusts & Estates, Caribbean Human Rights Law,
Law & Legal Systems, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Real Property, Law in



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Society, Administrative Law, Equitable Remedies, Company Law, Insurance
Law,,Law of Trusts & Estates, Alternative Disputes Resolution, Law & Social
Systems, Elements of Law; Business & Management Studies: Law for
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System, Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Business
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& Production (Broadcast Journalism), Advanced Journalism: Principles &
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in Guyana, Local Government and Development, International Finance and
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Education; Computer Science: Computer Network Database Management,
Introduction to Data Structures, Software Engineering, Introduction to
Programming; Mathematics & Statistics: Linear & Modem Algebra; Mathematical
Analysis, Calculus, Applied Statistical Methods, Advanced Calculus, Introduction to
Probability & Statistics, Applied Mathematics; Chemistry: Organic Chemistry ,
Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry 1B Chemical Kinetics &
Electrochemistry; Physics: Modern and General.

Division of Education and Humanities

Foundations & Education Management: Issues in Education
(Perspectives/Development), Early Childhood Education, Psychology of Teaching
and Learning, Measurement and Evaluation, Research Methods, Educational

Administration, Curriculum Theory, Administration Practicum, Adolescence
Psychology, Management in Education, Education Technology for Primary
Schools, Education Research Study (Nursery), Learning & Development,
Psychology of Adolescence & Adult Learning, Language & Cultural Studies:
Use of English, Technical English, English Grammar, English Literature (all areas
including Caribbean Literature, Literary Theory, Oral Traditions), Linguistics (all
areas); Social Studies: Survey of Guyanese History, Survey of Caribbean History,
Foundations of World History, Modem World History, Foundations of the Future
Caribbean, Contemporary Issues in the Caribbean; Curriculum & Instruction:
Social Studies Introduction/Methods Teaching/Education Issues/Practicum,
Marriage and Family, Caribbean Social Structures, Curriculum and Evaluation,
Curriculum Improvement, History Forms and Styles of Music in the Caribbean;
Languages Education (Primary), English Grammar and Comprehension Skills for
Teachers, Language Arts Teaching (Primary), Children's Literature and Story
Telling, Creative Arts (Nursery & Primary); Mathematics Teaching (Primary)
Foundation Biology, Science Teaching (Primary), Nutrition for Nursery School
Teachers, Community Nutrition; Curriculum Improvement & Evaluation,
Methods of Teaching, Philosophy and Issues in Teaching, Education Research

Division of Social Sciences

Government & International Affairs: Introduction to Public Management,
Introduction to Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Strategic Public Sector
Management, Administrative Techniques, Supervisory Management Techniques,
Introduction to Public Finance & Budgeting, Research Strategies & Techniques,
Public Programme Planning; Economics: Introductory Micro & Macro
Economics; Sociology: The Study of Society, Introduction to Sociological
Theory, Theory and Practice of Social Work, Social Policy and Legislation, Social
Work Research Methods; Business Management: Business Management,
Consumer Behaviour, Internet Marketing, International & Export Marketing,
Marketing Research, Marketing & Advertising Management, Financial
Accounting, Principles of Business Administration, Taxation, Commercial Law,
I isiness Communication, Computer Studies.

Salary: Appointment level and placement in appropriate salary scales are
determined by level ofqualifications, experience and research/publications.

Non-Taxable Allowances and Other Benefits: Housing (20% of basic salary)
travelling and book allowances; entertainment and additional travelling
allowance are payable depending on special responsibilities. Study/Sabbatical
leave (whichever is applicable) and leave passage allowance; contributory
medical and pension schemes and gratuity, (where applicable).

Anyone recruited from overseas will receive up to four (4) full economy air
fares (i.e. for self, spouse and two (2) unmarried children up to eighteen (18)
years of age) from point of recruitment (as determined by the University
regulations), limited removal expenses and a settling-in allowance.

Applicants who are interested in part-time appointment may also apply
indicating that option

Applications with curriculum vitae, THREE (3)COPIES, stating full
name, date of birth, marital status, qualifications (with dates and overall
grades obtained), work experience (with dates), research and publications
(with dates) full names and addresses of three (3) referees, who can testify to
the ,academic and/or professional capabilities of the applicant, (one of whom
must be your present or last employer, where applicable) must reach the
Personnel Division, University of Guyana, P.O. Box 10-1110,
Georgetown, Email: ugpd@telsnetgy.net or Fax: 592-222-4181, or Courier
Service, not later than .Friday, December 22. 2006 (Tel. Nos. 592-222-
5271/4181), Website: wwwmuog.edu.gy

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