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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 12/10/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
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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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NEW DELHI, (Reuters Life!) India hopes to
shame its citizens out of spitting and iilieriing at
tourist sites with an advertising campaign show-
ing schoolchildren looking disnli.'ed and disap-
proving of the din ; habit.
The walls of countless buildings in India are
streaked with dried red spit generated by people chew-


,ng poa;n., a mildly intoxicating preparation wrapped in a leaf and
often conta.ining hbete! nut and tobacco.
'The tourism ministry wants to convince people to think of
more disciret places to deposit their phlegm, and is spending 50
million rupees ($1.12 million) on a campaign to instill civic pride it
says is widely lacking.
"Unfortunately spitting paan is considered an art in In-
dia," the ministry's Amitabh Kant told Reuters, adding that
it was off-putting to many of the nearly 4 million foreign tour-


ists who visit the country each year.

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THE Theatre Guild in Georgetown, once the hub for local plays
Sand other theatrical performances, has lost its glamour and
SMinister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony is
'\ eager to see it revived.
S He, Friday, at the launching of a new Guyana Telephone and
S.-, -' Telegraph Company (GT&T) tower in the compound of the The-
S ,.7. atre Guild Playhouse in Kingston, urged others to join the phone
S' company to help restore the guild's position.
SAnthony, who commissioned the tower, said he was proud of
4r : ' GT&T's expansion initiative but was concerned at the dissolution
of the guild which he noted was once considered the "Mecca of
I .7, TW It2. theatre in the Caribbean."
"V He recalled that the playhouse was a place where the grandeur
" "d :of the performing arts was showcased and witnessed.
SThe Government Information Agency (GINA) said he feels there
S- .. is hope for the Theatre Guild and the government will be working
: towards reviving it through the Theatre Guild Restoration Project
Expected to cost some $76M.
The agency said the project will provide three theatres and a
drama school which would create avenues for employment and en-
hance the capacity of artistes through training and networking in
the Caribbean.
The project has already gained an initial $5M support from
GT&T and Anthony is calling on all stakeholders to support the
project so that it can get under way early next year, GINA said.
"We clearly do not understand the creative industries and if we
did, we certainly have not realigned our thinking, industries and
People to benefit from it," Anthony noted.
T The minister, the agency said, called for "a major rescue opera-
tion" since Guyana is significantly low in its number of artistes
when compared to what exists in the wider Caribbean.
"In Guyana there are about 23 professional dance artistes, 30
ra.fl r h~[" j M professional theatre artistes, five theatre companies, 10 dance com-
t"l-d"U -U i I panics and five venues. These numbers are proxy indicators of an
.'u U ._ 1,.., '. I-. , .' .. .....-.If industry in decline and if not halted immediately our country stands
S13 G RANT to lose a priceless possession," he cautioned.
"-" Minister within the Ministry of Education Dr. Desrey Fox also
EI ,Nl ,7, L...towp;al.,till. appealed for the revival of the Theatre Guild Playhouse when the
Ministry of Education hosted the secondary schools' drama festi-
AI M t LM Y val during Education Month.
~. tT.NEA M A, During a recent Ministers of Culture conference in
Montreal, Canada, which Anthony attended, cultural preser-
..-, - . .vation was identified as a five per cent contributor to a country's
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 20063


- Georgetown firms at odds
CITY business Imex is irate because its neighbour, the
Sidewalk Caf6 and Ariantze Hotel on Middle Street, com-
plained to City Hall that it is storing "rotting onions, gar-
lic and potatoes."
The allegation is contained in a letter by Mrs. Catherine
Hughes, a director of the hotel, in which she claims her cus-
tomers have been forced to endure the smells emanating from
the warehouse, while some guests have had cause to seek alter-
native accommodation.
Mrs. Hughes, as reported in the December 4 issue of the
Stabroek News, said her hotel has been selected to provide lodg-
ing for next year's Cricket World Cup tournament.
However, directors of the company Imex, Mr. Lalta Gainda
and Mr. John Ganesh are refuting Hughes' claims.
They said they have been licensed by the government en-
tity and the City Public Health Department to operate their
business.
"If we had rotten potatoes and other goods, we would not
have been licensed," Gainda noted.
He contended that Hughes' claim is spurious and the busi-
ness could not be responsible for the loss of her customers.
Hughes also complained that the road is being destroyed
because of the movement of containers and trucks, adding that
this also causes traffic congestion and inadequate parking for
her patrons.
However, Ganesh said that far from destroying the road,
his company has spent $1.5M to repair and extend the shoul-
ders of the road on behalf of the Christ Church Secondary
School, which is situated opposite the business warehouse.
Further, Gainda said, their goods are moved from the wharf
by trucks to the storage bond, and so no containers have trans-
ported goods to the premises within the year.
In addition, the businessmen said in fact patrons from 'he
hotel would usually occupy the parapets in front of their pre-
mises, so the argument that their activities result in inadequate
parking for Hughes' patrons is far Ifrom the truth.
The businessmen said they operate a legitimate busi-
ness and they reject the arguments of the hotel.


Man dies


in truck


accident
A WEST Bank Demerara man was killed in a road acci-
dent Friday when the motor lorry he was on slammed into
a bridge at Inner Stanleytown Public Road.
Police said that at about 23:00 h, Cheddie Narine, 48, of
361 Inner Stanlevtown. West Bank Demerara, was in the tray
of the truck with Bevon Grenville. 34. of La Retraite. West Bank
Demerara.
Police reported that the lorrv. driven and owned by Intiaz
Ramcharran. was going west along the southern side of the road
and in slowing down, he lost control of the vehicle which hit a
bridge on the northern side, and as a result the tray of the lorry
broke off.
The injured occupants of the vehicle were taken to the West
Demerara Regional Hospital in an unconscious condition.
Narine was pronounced dead on arrival, while the oth-
ers were admitted to the institution, Police said.


THIEVES yesterday fled with
$1.4NM from the annual
penny bankk' managed by the
Mission Chapel Congrega-
tional Church in New
Amsterdam, Berbice.
Committee member Ms.
W"inifried Ila\\\ood. told the
Sunday Chronicle that she and
other members arrived at the


church s plain chlool which is
used to tl'ransact business oi S;aI-
urdas s.
She aid. on arri al. there
\\as a large crowd \\ailing neal
the doors\\ ay of the school in the
lower flat of thc church manlse
to uplilt their sH a ings.
At 14:15 hi. while about to
pay the firlt set of pennyy


bankers', she said. she omer-
heard fellow committee niem-
her Dorothy [only name given]
sa\ ing Ibring back the people
money".
Ha\'wood said that on
looking around. she saw two
l1ong Imien running out of the
building with the cash in their
hands.
The Inonev had already
been put in separate enve-
lopes to be distributed to
members of the savings group.
she said.
The two youths ran in dif-
ferent directions after exiting the
church compound one went
cast while the other fled north.
The former was pursued by
public-spirited citizens who re-
covered two of the envelopes
containing some $200,000,


church members said.
The Police were subse-
cluently alerted but their search
for the rest of the money and
the thieves was unsuccessful up
to press time.
Haywood said that since
the church sa\ ing scheme began
some 20 years ago. this was the
first time it had suffered such a
loss.
She explained that the
moncy stolen ($1,481.640) will
affect 25 persons.
'The number of persons in
the savings scheme was 425 and
most of the savings were paid
out on Friday, Haywood said.
Following yesterday's
theft, she said a meeting will
be held with the church ex-
ecutive on a decision for re-
payment of the stolen cash.


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By Chamanlall Naipaul
GUYANA Power and Light
(GPL) says more than 20,000
persons are illegally con-
nected to its network using
telephone wire, fish hooks,
naked copper wire and
speaker wire, among other il-
legal links.
Divisional Director of Inter-
nal Audit at GPL, Mr. Ramtahal
Samaroo told a news conference
Friday at the NCN TV studios
in Georgetown that curbing such
illicit activities will continue to
receive the highest priority.
"Losses via illegal connec-
tions and theft of electricity are


so phenomenal it has become a
culture in Guyana. These losses
have contributed to severe cash
flow problems and higher tar-
iffs." Samaroo declared.
Several raids were conducted
recently to unravel illegal connec-
tions and one of the striking rev-
elations was that many reputable
businesses were found to be steal-
ing electricity through illegal con-
nections, he said.
Apart from illegal connec-
tions. tampering of meters and
use of illegal bypass are used to
steal electricity, Samaroo re-
ported.
With respect to tampering
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Man shot by cops dies
A MAN who allegedly stole a digital camera from a house
in Alexander Street. Bourda. Georgetown, died after he was
shot by Police Friday night.
Dead is Shawn called "Sugar Man" (only name given) of
Meadow Brook. Georgetown.
Police said that at about 23:15 h Friday. the man was shot
when cops responded to a larceny report t a house on AlexanderI
Steel.
Police said he died at the (eorgetown Public Hospital
corporationn (GPHC) while recei ini medical attention.


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new Iraq plan


By Jeremy Pelofsky

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush


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CHICAGO (Reuters) A
gunman shot four people,
killing three of them, in
law offices on one of the
top floors of a downtown
skyscraper Friday and
took a hostage before he
was shot by a police
sniper, authorities said.
The shooting shut
down a commuter rail sta-
tion at the base of the 42-
story office tower, strand-
ing thousands of commut-
ers as workers fled from the
offices above.
The gunman, who was
armed with a revolver, a
knife and a hammer, entered
the law office carrying an
envelope as a ruse.
"We feel he did have pre-
vious encounters with the in-
dividuals in that office," said
Police Superintendent Phil
Cline, without being more
specific about the motive.
Once inside the gunman
opened fire, wounding three
people fatally. He had taken
a hostage and chained a
door when a police sniper
shot down a long hallway,
striking the gunman.
"There were at least an-
other 25 to 30 people on the
floor and I think the Chi-
cago police officer- SWAT
saved those people's
lives," said Cline.
He said the gunman
may have shot himself as
well, but an autopsy
would have to show which
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called on Democrats and Re-
publicans yesterday to work
together on a new strategy for
the war in Iraq after a high-
level group said the
administration's current ap-
proach was not working.
"Now it is the responsi-
bility of all of us in Washing-
ton, Republicans and Demo-
crats alike, to come together
and find greater consensus on
the best way forward," Bush
said in his weekly radio ad-
dress.
Bush is under pressure for
a shift in strategy in the un-
popular war with sectarian vio-
lence rising and a growing num-
ber of Americans unhappy with
his handling of the conflict.
As part of his review, Bush
tomorrow is to meets senior of-
ficials at the State Department
and then in the Oval Office with
a number of outside experts on
Iraq.
On Tuesday. he holds a
videoconfercnce \\ ith U.S.
military commanders in
Baghlidad and U.S. Albhassador
to Iraq Zalmav Khalilzad. He
visits the Pentagon on
Wednesday to talk to senior
defence officials.
Bush is cool to recommen-
dations from the Iraq Study
Group that U.S. combat troops
be withdrawn from Iraq by early
2008 and that the United States
hold direct talks with Iran and
Syria.
A Newsweek poll released
yesterday showed that many
Americans agree with the rec-
ommendations. The magazine
said its poll found 39 per cent
agreed with the Iraq Study
Group, 20 per cent disagreed,
while 26 per cent said they were
not aware of the group.
Newsweek also said 68 per cent
of those polled believe the
United States is losing ground in
Iraq.
Bush seized on parts of the
report with which he agrees.
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report also explicitly endorses
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Iraq: an Iraq that can 'govern it-
self, sustain itself and defend it-
self,'" Bush said.
The bipartisan panel on
Wednesday called the situation
in Iraq "grave and deteriorating"
and made 79 recommendations
urging the United States to be-
gin a regional diplomatic effort
and boost U.S. forces training of
Iraqi army units.
Jamnes Baker, co-chairman of
the group and a confidant of
Bush's father, urged the admin-
istration not to pick only the
recommendations it liked and
instead accept the whole pack-
age.
Bush said he would con-
sider all of the group's sugges-
tions while awaiting other re-
views by the Pentagon, State
Departm ent and National Sectu-
ritv Council.


By Philip Jarke

HAMBURG (Reuters) Ger-
man police have found traces
of radiation in two buildings
linked to a Russian business-
man who met the murdered
ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko
on the day he fell ill, a
spokeswoman said yesterday.
In a statement released af-
ter his death, Litvinenko ac-
cused Russian President
Vladimir Putin of killing him.
The Kremlin has denied
involvement in a case that
has spawned conspiracy
theories, revived memories of
Cold War spying and strained
relations between Russia and
Britain.
Litvinenko was killed in
London by a lethal dose of the


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"I want to hear all advice as
I make thile decisions to chart a
new course in Iraq," Bush said.
White House spokeswoman
Dana Perino said IFriday the ad-
ministration was aiming for its
review to be completed soon so
the president could hopefully
address the nation on a new
plan for Iraq before the Christ-
mas holiday.
Sectarian violence has con-
tinued largely unabated in Iraq.
More than 2,900 U.S. troops
have died and tens of thousands
of Iraqis have been killed since
the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that
ousted Saddam Hussein.
Rep. Silvestre Reyes, a
Texas Democrat and incoming
chairman of the House intelli-
gence committee, said his party,
which takes control of Congress
in January. was ready to work
with Bush. Reyes backed some
of the panel's suggestions, such
as retooling the troops' mission
and launching a regional diplo-
matic effort.
"If the president is seri-
ous about the need for
change in Iraq, he will find
Democrats ready to work
with him in a bipartisan fash-
ion to find a way to end the
war as quickly as possible,"
he said in his party's radio
address. (Additional report-
ing by Steve Holland)


radioactive substance polonium
210. British and Russian police
have opened murder inquiries.
He died on November 23 and
was buried in London Thurs-
day.
The probe into
Litvinenko's death spread to
Germany when radiation traces
were found overnight in the
apartment of the ex-wife of
businessman Dmitry Kovtun in
the northern city of Hamburg.
Kovtun met Litvinenko in a
London bar on November 1.
Kovtun, who had a flat in
the same block, is in hospital.
Another contact of
Litvinenko who also met him on
November 1, in a London sushi
bar. was cleared by British
health authorities yesterday of
any signs of radiation poison-
ing.
Initial tests on Italian Mario
Scaramella had shown there
could be high levels of poloniumn
210.
But Britain's Health Protec-
tion Agency said further tests


Suspected

E. coli outbreak

sickens 19 in Iowa
CHICAGO (Reuters) At least 19 people have become sick
with suspected cases of E. coli after eating at a fast food res-
taurant in eastern Iowa, local health officials said yesterday.
"What we have is suggestive of E. coli, but we do not at
this point have a confirmatory test," Tom O'Rourke, director
of the Black Hawk County Health Department, said. Final test
results are expected tomorrow.
He said 14 of the people who became ill have been
hospitalized.
O'Rourke said he could not identify the restaurant where
the people ate, but said it had been sanitised and all the food
replaced.
An outbreak of E. coli bacteria linked to Taco Bell fast food
last week sickened 63 people in six states, U.S. health officials
said Friday. About 49 people have been hospitalized and seven
have experienced kidney failure.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it expected
the number of confirmed cases to increase in the next few days,
since a number of other cases were being investigated.
Shares of Taco Bell parent Yum Brands fell more than 2.2 per
cent Friday after an analyst downgraded the stock and raised con-
cerns that the outbreak could have a significant impact on its sales.
Escherichia coli is a usually harmless bacteria found in the guts
of animals, including humans. A new and pathogenic strain called
E. coli 0157:H7 was identified in 1982. It causes about 73,000
cases of infection and 61 deaths in the United States each year.
Most illness has been associated with undercooked, con-
taminated ground beef. But if contaminated manure gets
into irrigation water or is used in fertilizer, it can get onto
fresh produce or into the water supply.


showed his levels were less than
those from one year's natural
exposure to background radia-
tion in the atmosphere.
In Germany, other traces of
radiation were found yesterday
at a building belonging to
Kovtun's former mother-in-law
in Pinneberg, in the northern
state ofSchleswig-Holstein.
The traces of radiation
could be a sign that a source of
radiation had been there previ-
ously.
Government officials also
investigated a Gennanwings jet
which Kovtun travelled on to
London from Germany on the
day that he met Litvinenko but
they found no traces of radia-
tion.
Some reports say Kovtun.
who is in hospital in Moscow,
is in a critical condition but a
lawyer who was in touch with
his representatives told Reuters
those reports were wrong.
Kovtun travelled to London
on November 1 to meet the ex-
spy, he told Web site stern.de


in an interview conducted before
he was taken to hospital. It is
not clear where he was between
Litvinenko being taken ill and
his own admission to hospital.
Hanburg police said neither
Kovtun nor his ex-wife nor her
mother were suspects in the in-
vestigation.
Kovtun has denied any part
in Litvinenko's poisoning and
has offered to give police details
of the deal that he was working
on with his business partner
Andrei Lugovoy and
Litvinenko.
Interfax news agency re-
ported Friday that Lugovoy had
damage to vital organs consis-
tent with exposure to dangerous
levels of radiation.
British detectives working
in Moscow as part of their in-
vestigation into the murder of
Litvinenko. a British citizen.
have already questioned Kovtun
with Russian investigators.
(Additional reporting by
Katherine Baldwin in Lon-
don)


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Morales calls for EU-style


unity in South America


Chavez, Washington's
leading U.S. foe in Latin
America, expressed concern
that the summit group, known
as the South American
Community of Nations, lacked
clout and said there had not
been enough dialogue between
the presidents.
"Let's admit it, we take de-
cisions but we do not have the
power to implement them," he
said.
Morales, a leftist ally of
Chavez, told reporters the fu-
ture of the grouping of na-
tions would be a social, eco-
nomic and cultural union
based on "solidarity and co-
operation."
Brazilian President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva said the
leaders had "a lot setting them
apart and a lot bringing them to-
gether."


"I'm certain South
American countries cannot
move forward individually....
Either we sit down and we
carry out the integration
(process) ... or we won't have
a chance," he said.
Morales, Bolivia's first in-
digenous leader, advocates a
merging of the two trade blocs
vying to be the leading voice
and consolidate economic
growth in South America the
Andean Community of Nations
and Mercosur.
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecua-
dor and Peru belong to the
Andean bloc, which lost
ground this year when oil-
rich Venezuela withdrew,
claiming the group was dead
after Peru and Colombia
signed free trade deals with
the United States.
Venezuela then joined


By Eduardo Garcia

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia,
(Reuters) Bolivia's presi-
dent closed a two-day re-
gional summit yesterday by
saying a South American
community of nations mod-
elled on the European Union
could become a reality in five
years.
"We don't want it to take
as long as with the European
Union 50 years to create. I
hope it can take us less. Three,
four, five years," President Evo
Morales told seven of the
region's 12 presidents in the
Bolivian city of Cochabamba.
The leaders, including Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo Chavez,
signed a statement agreeing to
"lay the cornerstone of the
South American integration pro-
cess."


Mercosur, which also includes
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and
Uruguay. But it has been riddled
by spats between its members
and has not progressed as far as
expected when it was launched
12 years ago.
Chile, one of the largest and
most stable South American
economies, does not belong to
either group.
Chavez said both blocs
were dead and that scrapping
them both was the only way to
achieve the goal of unity.
"Those instruments were born
to benefit trade, the elites," he
said.
The presidents agreed to
meet in Venezuela next year
to discuss energy integration
and to create an office in the
Brazilian city of Rio de
Janeiro to promote regional
unity.


Two U.S. pilots charged in Brazil plane crash


By Todd Benson

SAO PAULO, Brazil,
(Reuters) Brazilian police
charged two U.S. pilots on
Friday with endangering air
safety in the crash of a Bra-
zilian airliner over the Ama-
zon rain forest that killed all
154 people on board.
Joseph Lepore, 42, and Jan
Paladino, 34, both of New York
state, were at the controls of a
small executive jet that clipped
wings with the Boeing 737 op-
erated by Brazilian airline Gol
Linhas Aereas Inteligentes as
they flew between Brasilia and
Manaus on Sept. 29.
The Legacy business jet,
owned by ExcelAire, a charter
company based in
Ronkonkoma, New York.
landed safely at a remote mili-
tary airstrip. But the Boeing
plunged into the jungle, killing
everyone aboard in Brazil's
worst-ever air disaster.
Air traffic in.Brazil has been
badly disrupted since the acci-
dent. Controllers, angry at be-
ing blamed for the crash and also
to protest poor pay and long
hours, have staged work slow-
downs, causing scores of delays
and cancellations all around the
country.
The pilots were charged on
Friday when they appeared at


federal police headquarters in
Sao Paulo for questioning, a po-
lice spokesman said. The charges
carry a maximum sentence of
four years imprisonment, he
added.
The pilots' lawyers called
the charges premature and sug-
gested that their clients were be-
ing made scapegoats before the
investigation was concluded.
"This act is absolutely
prejudiced and discriminatory,"
said Jose Carlos Dias, one of
Brazil's best-known defence at-
torneys and a former justice
minister. "They're rushing to
find someone to blame."
Despite the charges,
Lepore and Paladino were al-
lowed to fly back to the United
States on Friday after being
holed up in a beachfront ho-
tel in Rio de Janeiro for more
than two months. They
agreed to return to Brazil at
any time during the investi-
gation if authorities request
it, Dias said.
ExcelAirc criticised the Bra-
zilian police, saying in a state-
ment: "The insistence of the
police officials to criminalise
this accident investigation runs
counter to the safety of the in-
ternational flying public, and lhaI
been the target of world\ ide
critic iim."
The decision to charge the


pilots, who have denied any
wrongdoing in the crash, comes
as public opinion appeared to
be shifting in their favour.
Shortly after the accident,
Brazilian officials suggested
that the pilots may have veered
from their assigned altitude. But
a preliminary report by the
Brazilian Air Force, which is
coordinating the investigation,
said both aircraft had been
cleared to fly at 37,000 feet
(11.000 metres).
The inquiry, though still in-
conclusive, also suggested that


a gap in the coverage of air traf-
fic control systems and a
possible misunderstanding
among air traffic controllers -
may have contributed to the ac-
cident.
The pilots' plight caused a
wave of protest from U.S. pi-
lots' associations, who urged
Brazilian authorities to conduct
the investigation under widely
accepted international guidelines
for civil aviation and not as a
criminal probe.
(Additional reporting by
Eduardo Simoes)


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BRIDGETOWN The governing St Lucia Labour Party
(SLP) seems headed for a landslide third-term victory at
tomorrow's general election, according to the latest results
of a public opinion poll.
Pollster Bill Johnson of Jamaica has predicted, on the
basis of a survey of 1,200 eligible voters, that Prime Minister
Kenny Anthony's incumbent party should convincingly capture
14 of the 17 parliamentary seats at stake
With a sampling error of plus or minus three per cent
the poll, conducted on November 25 to 26, showed that the
incumbent SLP had a 17 per cent lead over its challenger for
power, the United Workers Party (UWP) 49 and 32 per
cent respectively.
This is a more optimistic forecast than the recent opinion
poll by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research
Services (CADRES) of political scientist Peter Wickham that
also predicted a return to power of the incumbent SLP but with
a reduced majority.
At the 2001 general election, the SLP was returned for a
second term with a 14-3 majority, with a 52 per cent voter
response that gave it 34,000 of the valid ballots cast, compared
to 23,095 for the UWP.
For tomorrow's election there are some 16,000 new
voters and both contesting parties are hoping for a higher voting
turnout than that of 2001.
A significant difference for tomorrow's poll is the
return of former Prime Minister Sir John Compton, now
82, to lead the UWP from which he had retired as its leader,
and the contesting of the Central Castries constituency
by ex-leader of the UWP, Dr. Vaughan Lewis as a candidate
of Anthony's SLP.
Compton's return has not had the expected
widespread stirring of enthusiasm among traditional UWP
supporters but he remains optimistic that he could deliver
victory tomorrow.
The SLP's counter to Compton's optimism is that the
octogenarian politician "must be quietly hoping to win his own
seat" (Micoud North) against its 31-year-old candidate. Silas
Wilson. former President of the National Youth Council.
A greater focus of attention is, however, being
paid to the keen contest in Central Castries between
Lewis, the academic and former Director General of
the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and the
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vear won the seat at a by-election for which there was
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Editorial D




CHALLENGE



TO M&CC
TRANSPARENCY and public accountability are twin
faces of the same coin and quite relevant to good gov-
ernance.
Since, therefore, it is a primary responsibility of the
central government to ensure proper fiscal management
in conducting the nation's business, so too must it be
for the municipalities and local authorities.
In this context, President Bharrat Jagdeo's recent call
on the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC)
to shoulder its share of responsibility in fiscal manage-
ment, in the face of continuing failures to do so in a num-
ber of areas, is both timely and necessary.
The government's traditional opponents and
critics may wish to disagree even if they too are quite
aware of how deplorable has been the record of perfor-
mance in fiscal management and efficiency in adminis-
tering the affairs of the M&CC.
After all, the eyesores are all around Georgetown for
which the central government has committed itself for
further significant expenditures to clean up the mess that


mocks the once proud reputation of our capital as the
"Garden City of the Caribbean".
As we reported yesterday, President Jagdeo noted
with deep disappointment that the council "has not paved
a single road in the city for probably ten years now with
all the paving works being done directly through the (cen-
tral) government..."
This is simply scandalous and, in our view, a sad
indictment of local government administration in our capi-
tal city. President Jagdeo's expressed worry is one that
should objectively be shared by others equally interested
in knowing that the millions of dollars being allocated
and disbursed for the M &CC are indeed being properly
spent.
Citizens paying their rates and taxes to the council
certainly deserve better.
More critical examination would, therefore, have to be
made of the functioning by the current crop of council-
lors and the M&CC management in particular -.espe-
cially in relation to the new allocation of $200 million by
the government as part of its general thrust to clean up
and beautify Georgetown.
We are aware that there remains the challenging
wider issue of a vigorous pursuit of arrangements for
new local government elections not held since 1994, a
scenario that is beginning to replicate a problem long
faced also under successive governments of the PNC.
Local Government Minister Kellawan Lall in tabling
the Local Authorities (Elections) Amendment) Bill 2006
last Thursday, has signalled another one year delay for
the conduct of local government elections.
It is appreciated that fundamental reforms, including
the electoral system to be used, fiscal management and


clear lines of accountability must be resolved prior to
such elections.
But both the government and parliamentary opposi-
tion must get their own acts together to advance this pro-
cess.
If this cannot be done through the existing Joint Task
Force on Local Government Reform, then some other
appropriate mechanisms and/or consultative process
should be pursued.
This, of course, is not, and should not be an excuse
for the M&CC for failing to exercise the kind of responsi-
bility necessary to ensure proper fiscal management
and needed efficiency in providing the facilities for which
central government funds are being provided, in addi-
tion to rates and taxes being paid.
No one year respite is required for the M&CC to do
its job in road maintenance, garbage collection and
other works because the larger issue of local govern-
ment reform remains to be resolved ahead of new local
government elections.



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POLITICAL PAIN AND


GLORY


THIS past week would have
been quite agonising for
President George W. Bush as
he adjusted his public pos-
tures to separate bruising as-
sessments from outgoing
United Nations Secretary
General Kofi Annan
and the 10-member high-
level Iraq Study Group (ISG)
on the nightmare his policies
have created in that Middle
East nation now locked in a
deep civil war.
Further, not only has he had
to suffer the "resignation" (sic)
of his hawkish, inflexible De-
fence Secretary, Donald
Rumsfeld, but another political
hawk, John Bolton, has had to


rresiaent nugo Cnavez
'walk' from his post as UN
ambassador when it became
clear that reconfirmation would
not be forthcoming from a
Democrat-controlled Congress.
Then, as if to add salt to an
open wound, Venezuela's Hugo
Clh.. /.. .ho he dislike, a.,
much as Cuba's Fidel Castro. if
ilnoti ; liile more, was returned
S 1 ,t pocr wilth .a.lildsJleat;i


Sunday's presidential election.
and lost no time dedicating his
"victory" to the ailing 80-year-


old Castro, hailed as his "politi-
cal father".
When President Bush won
his second-term electoral vic-
tory two years ago, with both
Houses of Congress still in firm
control of Republicans, he had
t r i u n p h a n t 1 y
declared having
secured "ne\s political
capital" which he intended
to fully use in fulfilling his
policies at home and
abroad.
Earning political capital
in defeating opponents at
national elections is one
thing. But to be insensitive
in arrogantly misusing such
a valuable resource could
come to haunt any political
leader including one in
the world's most powerful
nation where cases of elec-
toral malpractices at the last
two presidential polls have
led to much talk and writings
about America as "the best de-
mocracy money can buy".
On Sunday, as Venezuelans
were voting at new presidential
election. Bush was facing Ihe
terrible nightmare olf Iraq as hii

plummet at home and abroad
*and with both'lthe Senate and
House of Representative\?> n)\\


- Reflections on Bush/Chavez


Chavez could be advised
to soberly reflect on the politi-
cal mess that political arrogance
and misuse of power have cre-
ated for Bush and, therefore, to
temper his own flaming
rhetoric that may well be un-
comfortable for his allies in the
Caribbean-Latin America re-
gion.
The rhetoric of abuse may
excite the passions of uncritical
supporters of a populist politi-
cal leader.
But those with the vision
and policies for socio-economic
and political transformations as
articulated by the charismatic
Chavez seemingly quite com-
mitted to righting historical
wrongs could better
achieve laudable objectives
by showing the difference
between sober,
conciliatory political lan-
gu agceZ and that of Texan-
style hip-shooting threats
and verbal abuse.

ONGOING SCE-
NARIO OF DEATH
Currently, there is the
irony of President Bush
facing the agony of two of
his trio of labelled "axis of
evil" Iran and Syria -
being recommended by
the Iraq Study Group for
immediate involvement in
negotiations to help find a
way out of the gruesome Iraqi
quagmire.
With an average of 300 Iraqi
civilians being murdered every
day in an ongoing scenario of
death, destruction and despair
with no solutions in sight or "a
\wair" cosling Washinglon
tS:S2 billion weekly. the people

m a kin,, painful
I'ollllparisons \\.lh .


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in the control of Democrats.
By Monday. while outgoing
UN Secretary General Annan
was telling the world that Iraq
was now "worse off than under
Saddam Hussein". there was the


additional had news for Presi-
dent Bush.
The triumphant Chavez
was declaring from his presi-


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President George W. Bush
dental palace his plan to use his
new "political capital" provided
by his decisive victory to trans-
forml Venezuelai into a "social-
ist state" and in opposing tile
policies of "Bush. the devil.
who tries to domlinate llte
worli...
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coUllnlr\ with million, 'Il
,poi oI \ .loo lltihc Ie l bcdJ c
hIis electoral powel basec.


defeat in Vietnam.
Having made a travesty of
his "democracy mission accom-
plished" with the overthrow of
the dictatorial Saddam Hussein
regime by massive U.S. military
power, President
Bush's trademark swagger is
now on the decline.
His administration, how-
ever, remains as stubborn as
ever in relation to continuing
punishment for Cuba. the small
Caribbean nation whose gov-
ernment under Fidel Castro has
distinguished itself in surviving
nine U.S. administrations over
an unprecedented 44-year-old
embargo.
Therefore, despite the evi-
dent diminishing of his "politi-
cal capital", the Bush White
House last week arrogantly re-
jected a call by Cuba's acting
President Raoul Castro, for ne-
gotiations to resolve
more than four decades-
old differences between
Washington and Htavana.
Conscious of the se-
rious illness of his
brother, the 75-year-old
Raoul Castro's gesture
for the start of a long
overdue dialogue with
the U.S. was made with-
out prior condition as he
addressed the 50th anni-
versary military parade
last weekend in honour.
of Fidel Castro's return
to Cuba from exile to
launch his \war against


the Batista dictatorship.
But there came a quick, in-
sulting "no" froni the Bush ad-
ministration thai it was not dis-
posed to such dialogue with a
dictatorial i I iucilie il has lo rc-
sp o\tl I' L '0 -clot ",d Jit'l '.'':I'\
and Ihtnain rights.

provided as it cai i t tl; ilthe s II


time when the Bush administra-
tion was signalling. through a
low-level State Department of-
ficial, and without the forward-
ing of a normal official congratu-
latory message. that the U.S.
government would consider "a
more cooperative relationship"
with the re-elected Venezuelan
President.
"More cooperative" -
from prior to the crisis-level
relationship that led the U.S.
President to finger Chavez as
part of a gallery of "rogue
leaders", with the Venezuelan
President reciprocating with
his mean description of "the
devil Bush"?
What both Bush and
Chavez need to do in their re-
spective remaining years in
office two for the U.S.
President and at least six
more for the Venezuelan
leader is to make use of
what still exists for them as


President Fidel Castro


"political capital" to avoid so
much of the bitterness and
arrogance revealed in their
politics and forge, instead,
initiatives that could result
in Iallai'tire parltiership i'relt-
tions in the entire Western
itHeniisplut re that, of leces-
sih., must also include Cuba.


RICKEY SINGH '
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 2006






Shortie


I AM addicted to music and
among my latest favourites
is Bow Wow's 'Shortie like
mine'.
And, believe me, I am not
a music addict because of
the addictive music videos
coming out with top hits
these days.
And I am not into Bow
Wow because of those daz-
zling, tantalising shorties
he's got on his music video
and on his mind.
I have been into music
probably since the day I was
born and, although I have
never asked my mother, I be-
lieve I slid into this world
dancing and screaming
'More music! More music!"
And I was into good mu-
sic even before Beyonce be-
came 'Irreplaceable' and
Shakira discovered that her
'Hips don't lie'. (Talk about
hot music videos! Music
and music videos to die
for!)
Along with Bow Wow
serenading his sugarlocious
Shortie, those keeping me
music company these days
include Akon (Smack that);
Fergie (Fergalicious and Lon-
don Bridge); Weird Al
Yankovic (White & Nerdy);
JoJo (Too little, too late) and
The Pussycat Dolls.
My music tastes are var-
ied but my latest craze are
those sizzling pieces coming
out; not far behind are some
of the Indian top tunes these
days (and some near hot mu-
sic videos!)
And there I was imagin-
ing Bow Wow's joy in his
shortie Friday when I came
across a news item about
other shorties that Bow
Wow clearly didn't have on
his mind.
The story is in our
Pepperpot magazine section
today and I forgot all about
my sizzling music videos
when I first saw it.
It's about those condoms
designed to meet interna-
tional size specifications that
a study has found are too
big for many Indian men as
their penises fall short of
what manufacturers had an-
ticipated.
Those are shorties of a
totally different kind, Bow
Wow!
The Indian Council of
Medical Research, a leading
state-run centre, said its ini-
tial findings from a two-year
study showed 60 per cent of
men in the financial capital


like


Mumbai had penises about
2.4 cm (one inch) shorter
than those condoms catered
for.
Talk about not measuring
up and falling short of the
mark! Extra small condoms
must be in heavy demand in
that place!
As the implications of
the story sank in, I thought
about calling up Health Min-
ister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
and asking him about plac-
ing a rush order for several
huge containers of extra small
condoms for special distribu-
tion to a lot of those also fall-
ing short of the mark and
not measuring up here.
What do I mean? Well,
duh!
There are a lot of men
falling short and not measur-
ing up in this country when,


mine


for example, the government
has to step in and take over
cleaning up the city in time
for Cricket World Cup next
year.
See what I mean? Short-
ies all around and all over
the place.
So, the first batch of ex-
tra small condoms arriving
by rush order should be de-
livered to City Hall in time
for Christmas and in their
stockings on Christmas
morning.
How about priority dis-
patches too for government
departments, local govern-
ment bodies, organizations
and offices, where so many
people are so many times not
measuring up and falling
short of the mark?
Vending machines dis-
pensing extra small condoms


should be set up in a lot of
places, a list of which would
be too long to detail here.
So, how about it, Dr.
Ramsammy?
I got it from a good
source the email for the
small condom capital of the
world is
smallmen@condom.com.com.
Rush off an email and do
the rest of us a big favour.
Extra small condoms
tacked under the mistletoe
on the front doors of those
government and other of-
fices where they fall short of
the mark and do not measure
up, should help put some
ants in their pants and begin
to get it on.
There's too much slack-
ness in too many places and
some huge containers of ex-
tra small condoms may just


New energy




players on the




horizon in




Trinidad


By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -
Trinidad and Tobago's 2006/
2007 bid round for several en-
ergy blocks have attracted a
number of global companies
that are looking to get into
exploration in the country for
the first time.
Nine companies, including
several newcomers, made bids
for eight energy blocks in the
competitive bid round which
opened last January and closed
two weeks ago after several de-
lays.
Among companies that
were making bids for the first
time were India-based ONGC
Mittal, the UK- based Centrica
Energy and a consortium of
Husky Energy and Canadian
Voyager Energy Limited.
Companies that already op-
erate blocks in Trinidad and To-
bago and made fresh bids include
a consortium of BG Trinidad
and Tobago, Petro Canada and
Italy-based ENI and Canadian
Superior and Repsol.


The companies made bids
on the on-shore blocks tn the
southern basin and south coast
and off-shore in the North coast
and East coast.
Helena Inniss-King, Direc-
tor, Resource Management at
the Energy Ministry, welcomed
the new companies in the bid-
ding process, adding that their
interest augurs well for the en-
ergy sector.
"We're looking for diversi-
fication and that's what we're
getting. It augurs well for the in-
dustry because when the first
tier players are not coming in,
you go to the second and you
go to the third and in that way,
you keep your exploration and
production going in the foresee-
able future," said Inniss-King.
One of the companies en-
tering the country's bidding pro-
cess for the first time is ONGC-
Mittal Energy Limited (OMEL)
which has been making signifi-
cant accomplishments since its
formation a year and a half ago.
OMEL is a joint-venture
between ONGC Videsh Ltd


(OVL). India's biggest multina-
tional corporate and a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Oil and
Natural Gas Corporation
(ONGC) Ltd., India's Most
Valuable Company, and Mittal
Investment Sarl, the controlling
shareholder of Mittal Steel
Company, the world's largest
and most global steel company,
led by Lakshmi Mittal, the un-
disputed czar of the global steel
world.
OMEL, incorporated in
Cyprus, is focused on the over-
seas oil and gas business, espe-
cially acquisition of oil and gas
equity and already has a produc-
ing asset in Syria and last May
won two deep-water blocks in
Nigeria.
OMEL was represented at
the opening of the bids by GK
Bhattacharya, General Man-
ager, Business Upstream Devel-
opment.
OMEL and other compa-
nies that made bids will make
formal presentations between
December 11-15. A technical
evaluation committee and an


tighten them up a bit.
And Bow Wow and I will
have far more time to enjoy
shorties like his.


overview committee will review
the bids before submitting rec-
ommendations to the govern-
ment.
'"We will evaluate bids as
quickly as possible so that we
will be able to announce on time
who would be awarded negoti-
ating rights." said [nniss-King.
The award of successful bids
will be revealed in the early first
quarter of next year.
No bids were, however, re-
ceived on the Herrera Shallow
Horizon Block and the Herrera
Deep Horizon Block located in
the southern basin and on Block
NCMA 3.
Asked why no bids were re-
ceived on the three blocks,
Inniss-King said it could be that
the companies evaluating the
acreage did not find it prospec-
tive enough or they didn't have
enough data with which to work.
"I think this may have been
a case in point for most of the
on-shore area.
I think we probably need to
re-look at it, look at it a bit more
and see whether we can optimise
shape and size; so we always re-
visit, we never write off, people
go back and find (resources)."
The bid round also reflected


an absence of local companies
but Inniss-King said the explo-
ration business is very high
risky and requires deep pock-
ets.
"It costs a lot of money
and you may lose it in the wink
of an eye, so the local compa-
nies, you don't find a lot of
them, she said.
Acting Permanent Secre-
tary in the Ministry of Energy,
Margaret Parillon, said that
based on the volume of bids re-
ceived, exploration activity in
the country will continue to
thrive.
"It is the policy of this
government to increase the
country's resource base by en-
couraging greater exploration
and development activities,"
she said. following the public
opening of the bids.
'As we do this, however.
we have sought to ensure the di-
versification of investors, pre-
serve our existing revenue
streams while at the same tune
seek to secure a new revenue
stream for future generations."
Parillon said to this end, the
government has revised the fis-
cal and licensing regime for pro-
duction sharing contracts.
The new regime differs
from the previous in that the
contractor will be required to
pay its own taxes and a con-
solidation of profits and losses
offered.
The mechanism for deter-
mining the government's profit
share has also been revised.
Under previous arrange-
ments between the government
and energy companies, no tax
was paid on the PSCs but there
was a sharing agreement under
which the government received
revenues.
The government is also
offterina g 8cks- ithe Deep
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 200(




Weak U.S. dollar benefits Caribbean


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

THE weakening of the U.S.
dollar over the last two years
and its recent dramatic
plunge against major curren-
cies offer the Caribbean tour-
ism industry and Caribbean
governments a window of op-
portunity to prepare for
tougher times that lie ahead.
Because many of the cur-
rencies of Caribbean tourist
countries are pegged to the U.S.
dollar at a fixed rate of exchange,
the decline in the exchange rate
between the U.S. dollar and
other major currencies, particu-
larly the British pound and the
euro. has made tourism to the
Caribbean from Europe more
attractive. Both the pound and
the euro can stretch much fur-
ther than they did before.
At the same time, the fixed
rate of exchange with the U.S.
dollar neutralises the effect on
tourism to the Caribbean from
the U.S.
With the exchange rate
reaching US$1.94 to the British
pound, and expected to slip
closer to a rate of $2, and the
euro (though not quite as strong
as the pound) less than 3 per
cent away from the record high
that it hit at the end of 2004,
tourists from Britain and other
European Union (EU) countries
can look favourably at arib-
bean holidays.
In this context, Carib-
bean governments should
consider putting the windfall
foreign exchange earnings
from a weak U.S. dollar into
a Stabilisation Fund to be
drawn in needy times.
The tourism industry, espe-
cially the hotels, also ought to
set aside part of the earnings
that will accrue from a weak


dollar for financing expansion or
rehabilitation in the event of a
destructive hurricane, or to
carry them over difficult periods
in the future.
Both governments and ho-
tel resorts should have estab-
lished such funding mechanisms
at least three years ago when


Caribbean tourism was the ben-
eficiary of calamities in other
parts of the world starting with
"9/11", the SAR scare that
drove tourists away from the
Far East and Canada, the terror-
ist bombings of hotels in Kenya
and Bali, and then the Asian
tsunami in December 2004.
Provided that Caribbean
tourist boards are moving im-
mediately to spread the word
throughout European coun-
tries that their money is now
worth much more in the re-
gion, European tourism to
the region should surge far
beyond the months in which
the Cricket World Cup com-
petition is being played in
several Caribbean countries.
There will be other benefits
for tourism and the wider
economy.
Since the value of the
U.S. dollar will not change in


the majority of Caribbean
tourist countries such as the
Bahamas, Antigua and
Barbuda, and the British Vir-
gin Islands, there is unlikely
to be any drop in the number
of U.S. tourists to the region.
Equally, since most of the ho-
tel needs, including food, are
imported from the U.S., Car-
ibbean resorts will feel no ad-
verse effect from the impor-
tation of U.S. materials.
Most of the Caribbean's
visible imports come from the
U.S. Thus, the region's import
bill will be largely unaffected.
Exports to the EU. espe-
cially sugar and rum, will do
even better as the prices are in
euros but the factor costs are in
U.S. dollars, so profits will be
up.

GREATER PROFITS
Capital investment in resi-
dential real estate, which is
dominated by the European
market, has boomed in several
Caribbean countries, particu-
larly Barbados, and profits have
grown even faster.
The increased value of the
pound and the euro should also
witness a further increase by
Europeans in the Caribbean
property market bringing in
greater profits for the private
sector and bigger tax revenues for
governments.
On oil imports, OPEC
countries have announced that
they will cut back on oil pro-
duction to try to recoup the de-
cline in their revenues after the
U.S dollar hit a 20-month low
against both the euro and the
pound.
But, while the price of oil
will rise as a result of the re-
duction in production, the
Caribbean will not face the
additional exchange rate costs
since oil prices are set in U.S.


dollars.
One of the glaring realities
of Caribbean tourism that has
been exposed by the effect of
the weak U.S. dollar is that the
Caribbean tourism product is
overpriced.
Caribbean tourism became
competitive when the U.S. dol-
lar fell in value by some 20%
against the British pound in
early 2005. This suggests that
current prices for tourism into
the region cimnot be sustained
once measures are taken to
strengthen the U.S. dollar.
Another reality is that the
boost that Caribbean economies
are enjoying is not due to any
structural changes or to any
strategies for diversification.
The boost has come from the
good fortune of fixing the rate
of exchange with the U.S. dol-
lar.
This suggests that a weak
U.S. dollar is in the


Caribbean's interest, as it
may be, for a time, in the in-
terest of the U.S. giving that
country a chance to improve
its huge balance of trade defi-
cit.
But, the dollar will not re-
main weak forever. The U.S.
current balance of payments
deficit is running at some 7% of
gross domestic product, a figure
that the IMF would frown on
severely in other countries. But,
the U.S. is the world's biggest,
strongest economy, and the dol-
lar is welcomed all over the
world.
The dollar will strengthen
and when it does, Caribbean
currencies will once again rise
against the pound and the euro
causing tourism to the Carib-
bean and Caribbean exports to
Europe and elsewhere to be-
come uncompetitive.
Also, the people who
least want a weak U.S. dollar


are the manufacturers an
other exporters in Europt
Japan, Canada and China
The prices of their exports i,
the U.S. market have become
too high, and U.S. imports t
their market too cheap.
We can bet that they will bK
doing their best to ensure tha
their governments, central bank:
and others do everything pos
sible to bolster the dollar.
The window of opportu
nity is therefore very small foi
Caribbean governments and the
hotel industry to create
stabilisation funds from the
windfall they are earning frorr
a weak U.S. dollar.
Such funds will become
an important source o
financing projects as mor
difficult economic time!
arise.

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Regionalism and the



Golden Elephant


By Luis Carpio

IN THE 90's, Greater Carib-
bean integration was dealt
severe blows when the "Ba-
nana Wars" and talks regard-
ing a future, though ill fated
(in retrospect) "Free Trade
Area of the Americas" (FTAA)
drew our gaze towards far-off
shores, leaving a hole in the
budding integration move-
ment inspired by the Report
of the West Indian Commis-
sion ironically titled (20/20
hindsight again): TIME FOR
ACTION.
Subsequent reactions weak-
ened the concept of comprehen-
sive regional integration beyond
tariff talks and later, as the
FTAA talks began to collapse in
the wake of regional political re-
alignment, centripetal forces


a testament to the enlightened
stubbornness of some leaders
who recognize that comprehen-
sive integration is the key to the
economic and social develop-
ment strategies of the countries


peal was set in motion at the
WTO against the EU's prefer-
ential access to bananas from
Africa, the Caribbean and the
Pacific. The move comes on the
heels of the statement by Prime


"The future has many names. For the % eak, it
is the unattainable. For the fearful, it is the
unknown. For the brave, it is opportunity."
Victor Hugo


of the region.
This concept takes into ac-
count other themes of our inte-
gration (transport, natural disas-
ters, sustainable tourism and
non-tariff trade issues) which are
sine qua non requirements for
the sustainable development of
at least 28 states and territories
existing in a sea that can be ei-


Cai a The Greater

Caribbean This Week


drew almost all our efforts to-
wards the attainment of bilat-
eral deals of three basic types:
Agreements between in-
dividual developing and devel-
oped states;-
Agreements between
groups of developing states and
individual world powers and
Agreements between in-
tegration mechanisms of the de-
veloped and developing states.
Fortunately, this trend has
been tempered by the healthy
realisation that trade
liberalisation alone, particularly
for a region with such varying
sizes and levels of economic de-
velopment, is unsustainable in
the absence of cooperation -and
... ordination in foreign potii~ie.
'political harmonisation and'
socio-economic development.
.hat there is any life left in
Greater Caribbean integration is


their moat or bridge.
In the post-colonial era,
Greater Caribbean states and
territories have, to varying de-
grees, benefited in the short and
medium terms from their differ-
ent relationships with erstwhile
metropolis.
Today, the long range view
reveals that this is no longer a
viable option, particularly as the
expansion of the European
Union to include ten new mem-
bers from the East now puts our
special friends in Europe in the *
minority, at a time when the EU
will have to look ever inward in
order to absorb the new coun-
tries.
S. As is oftfi tf'casie, events
trdsi es yefirsihd, mor than
Sparking the end of the old, tend
to herald the beginning of the
,new.
On November 16, an ap-


Minister Tony Blair at the Car-
ibbean Investment Summit on
November 2 to the effect that
European trade preferences for
the Caribbean can only decrease
and, eventually, disappear.
At the same event, Barba
dian Prime Minister Owei
Arthur said: "The crushing re-
ality is that persistent demands
for protectionism and perma-
nent non-reciprocity for the
Caribbean will ... be treated ei-
ther with polite bemusement
but indifference by some or
with outright opposition."
To be sure, a dissertation
on countries' sovereign right to
get the sweetest deal possible
on bread-and-butter issues is
not worth The Guardian's fine
ink.
However, taking a cue
from Marx' admonition about
history repeating itself (first
as tragedy, then as farce), care
should be taken to prevent
this single issue from once
again polluting the Greater
Caribbean's integration
agenda as a whole, particu-
larly now that both we and
our institutions (especially
the ACS and CARICOM) are
more mature.
(** Luis Carpio is the Di-
rector of Transport and Natu-
ral Disasters of the Associa-
tion of Caribbea ,States. The
views expressed are not nec-
essarily the official views of
the ACS, Feedbao:cn, be
sent to: mail@acs-aec.org)


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UNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 2006


Why men wear beards


BIOLOGY is destiny.
We are born male or female
and remain so for a lifetime with
few exceptions.
The phenotype, or how we
appear, is influenced by the
genotype. This is the result of
human evolution as we repre-
sent physiological make up as
a result of thousands of years
of man evolving to his present
growth and body changes.
This present outlook of
upright stance, facial and body
hair are all the result of that
evolution.
The specific male/female
differences lie in the hormones
with which nature has bestowed
us. The male hormone is the an-
drogen while his sex hormone is
the testosterone.
The female hormone is the
estrogen while the female sex
hormone is the progesterone.
The progesterone is responsible
for the female breasts and her
genitals which becomes active at
puberty to get her ready for
child-bearing.
Similarly. the male sex hor-
mone is the testosterone respon-
sible for the beard on his face
and his genitals and which gets


him ready for child-rearing.
Like in the girls, the sex
hormone becomes active at pu-
berty from approximately age I I
to 13. Of course, other changes,


such as change in the male voice,
are quite evident.
It is this testosterone that
is responsible for the growth of
hair on the body and the face.
Note the areas on the face that
are particularly endowed \\ith
hair around the eyes or eye-
brows. the upper lip or mous-
tache. below the lower lip or
goatee, the hair on the jaw's or


beard.
If we examine the man
without heard, we will note the
areas of the face which become
pronounced when he becomes
angry the eyes, the mouth and
the jaw.
The hair on these areas
makes the individual male ap-
pear fiercer and more aggressive.
At the same time it hides
weaker emotions such as sulk-
ing or crying.
A study of non-verbal
behaviour suggests that the
eyes and the mouth are the two
most important sources of read-
ing a person like a book.
Women with clear faces
are allowed to be emotional.
men are not. Men, with
stronger muscle fibres, are
the hunters and defenders of
the tribe.
Through the ages men have
worn beards differently and for
different reasons. Along the
early Egyptians. men shaved [or
religious reasons. Jews w\orel
full beard and the H-lasideh Jews
still do.
'lhe Prophet Mluhamnad
ordained the wearing of beards
but to be triunced to differenti-


ate from the Jews and from the
clean shaven idolators.
The Sikhs of India wear full
beards, rolled upward and


pinned under the chin as a mark
of manliness.
Greek heroes wore beards
but Alexander the Great ordered
his soldiers to shave to avoid the
enemy grasping the beard in
combat. Romans wore beards
until 300BC when barbers were
introduced. The barbers in the
Middle Ages were the surgeons,
while the priests, who were not


allowed to cut the body, were
the physicians.
The first Roman known to
be shaven was general Scipio
Africanus (237-183BC). Shav-
ing then became a common prac-
tice. During the Middle Ages
the Roman Catholic clergy were
clean shaven but revived beards
in the 16th to 17th Century.
Most German and English
tribes wore beards. Shakespeare
compared men with beards to
leopards and placed them as sol-
diers.
All the signers of the
American Declaration of Inde-
pendence were clean shaven.
The first American president to
wear a beard was Abraham Lin-
coln.
It has been suggested that
a beard on the face makes the
male appear to be more aggres-
sive than what he would other-
wise be.

NAKED
AGGRESSIVENESS
Imagine the looks of our
primitive ancestors with short
stocky bodies, overgrown body
hair and bushy beard. Put a club
in his hand and he becomes an
aggressive species and a hard-
ened warrior.
These were the times
when such naked

Please turn to page ten


The Iraq Study Group report and reality


WHEN an official American report talks about collapse in Iraq
and catastrophe sweeping through the region, its sheer nov-
elty after years of denial gives it a certain credibility.
Don't be fooled. The Iraq Study Group's report is just as un-
realistic as all the other plans for getting the United States out of
Iraq without loss of face.
But don't assume that some cataclysm is going to shake the
entire Middle East, either. It's just an American defeat, not the end
of the world, and the wild talk about chaos spreading across the
whole region is an almost exact parallel to the "domino theory"
that held sway in the United States the last time it was losing a
war, in Vietnam.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once claimed
that "We are the indispensable country." but there are no indis-
pensable countries.
"The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating," says the ISG
report, but it never acknowledges that this is the direct result of
the U.S. presence there.
Before the U.S. invaded, the country was impoverished as a
result of Saddam Hussein's wars and United Nations sanctions, but
it was no longer any threat to its neighbours (the Iraqi army was
never rebuilt after its defeat in the Gulf War of 1990-91), and there
had been no mass killing of regime opponents since the failed Shia
revolt that the United States had encouraged at the end of that war.
It was the American invasion that unleashed the violence that
is now devastating the country.
The departure of American troops will not automatically
end it, for the invasion "opened Pandora's box," as Zalmay
Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, admitted last March.
The rival groups cannot even begin the end-game until the
U.S. forces pull out and yet the ISG report STILL does not
commit the United States to a full and final withdrawal from
Iraq.
There are some useful minor advances over previous Washing-
ton doctrine in the report, like the admission, finally, that almost


all the resistance fighters in Iraq are local people there are only
1.300 "foreign fighters" in Iraq, according to the ISG but there
are no new ideas in it.
Fair enough: as the newly appointed Secretary of Defence.
Robert Gates. put it. "Frankly, there are no new ideas on Iraq."
But re-arranging the old ideas won't work either.
Build up the Iraqi army and police? They are already divided
into sectarian units that will not act
against their own sect.
Get Iran and Syria to help?
Why on earth would they, after -
being painted as "rogue states"
by Washington for the past six
years?
Broker an Israeli-Palestinian
peace deal? Sure, with a Bush ad- ..
ministration that has never dared to '-
put any pressure on Israel, Hamas
rejectionists at the heart of the
elected Palestinian administration,
Lebanon trembling on the brink of -
a new civil war, and a largely pa- ,
ralysed cabinet of discredited
hawks clinging to power in Israel.
In any case President George j
W. Bush, one of the world's more .. ,
stubborn individuals, will probably -. -- .---
reject any recommendations that
require abandoning his delusional optimism on the subject. It is
very unlikely that the bulk of the U.S. troops will be out of Iraq
before the next U.S. election in November, 2008.
However, it is very likely that they will be out of Iraq six
months later, no matter whether the new president is a Demo-
crat or a Republican. And what will happen then?
Iraq faces more slaughter, although nobody knows how


much more. It might just break up into three parts, Kurdish. Shia
Arab and Sunni Arab. with only a few tens of thousands of extra
deaths as the price of finally dissolving the state that was created
almost ninety years ago.
The Shia Arabs might successfully subjugate the Sunni
Arab minority, at a considerably larger cost in lives, and re-
tain loose links with an entirely self-governing Kurdistan.
Or, most likely of all, the entire country might be dragged into
a Lebanese-style civil war lasting for many years and killing hun-
dreds of thousands more.
But the broader predictions of chaos spreading through the re-
gion borne by refugees and "Islamist terrorists," of regimes top-
pling and Shia-Sunni conflicts erupting from Bahrain to Lebanon.
are probably wrong.
These dire predictions are about as credible as the old "domino
theory."
Just as the U.S. administration exaggerated its power to effect
change on the way in, so it overestimates the harm that it is likely
to do by leaving.
And what if radical regimes do seize power in one or more of
the major Arab states? Hard luck on the local people, of course,
but even then the United States doesn't pay a high price.
Oil is the only thing the Middle East produces that is of real
importance to the rest of the world, and it ultimately does not mat-
ter who runs these countries (except to their own people) because
even the most radical regimes have to sell their oil.
Post-revolutionary Iran is one example; Gaddafi's Libya is an-
other. They must have the oil income in order to feed their people.
Whatever Bush does now, it will all be over in another few
years (except for the Iraqis, of course). And the interest level
is already dropping in most capitals as people figure out that
it will only be a small, local disaster (except for the Iraqis, of
course.)
(** Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journal-
ist whose articles are published in 45 countries.)


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for the hearts of Southeast
Asian movie-goers.
Bollywood churns out
about 1,000 films a year, mak-
ing it the world's most prolific
film centre, and markets them to
a growing band of non-Indians
who have fallen for the genre as
well as the vast Indian diaspora.
"We are brought up with
Bollywood films. It's part of our
culture," said 32-year-old ethnic In-
dian Sharon Kaur, jostling for space
beside the red carpet.
The ceremonies are held
abroad to help sell Indian films
and stars to a global audience,
with Bollywood films now
launching internationally in Brit-
ain, North America, the Middle
East and Southeast Asia.
The academy estimates that
most Indian films generate 15-


20 per cent of their revenues
from overseas.
"This is the most success-
ful year in the box office ... and
still counting." actor Arbaaz
Khan said as he presented some
of the nominations.


KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) -
Actor Hrithik Roshan won top
honours at the Global Indian
Film Awards yesterday as
glitzy Bollywood put on a
dazzling display of unshaven
heroes, figure- hugging saris
and outrageous dance rou-
tines.
Reflecting the global appeal
of Indian films, thousands of
Malaysian fans screamed as
leading men Shahrukh Khan and
Roshan and actress Bipasha
Basu arrived for the Kuala
Lumpur ceremony.
Roshan won best actor for
his part in saving the world in
the sci-fi drama 'Krrish', but the
undeclared winner was Indian
film, which rivals Hollywood


ruption. cynical politics and the
spirit of independence.
Patten was nominated for
best actress but the award
went to Basu for her role in
'Corporate' about corporate
rivalry.


MGMP DONATION: Interim Management Committee Chairman, Mr. Bevon Sinclair, receiving the cheque from MGMF
Programme Manager, Ms. Beverly Chan. At centre is IMC Vice-Chairman, Mr. B. Somran.


I Why men ...
From page nine
aggressiveness meant survival and survival is a biological
determinant. He had to face the elements but also earn a
livelihood from fending off predators with whom he competed
for space and food.
A boy at puberty looks forward to the moment when his fa-
cial hair would appear. He wants to be a man. Each morning in
front of the mirror he checks and rechecks.
As he allows it to grow he develops a different self-esteem.
He is even noticed by family members, friends of the same and
opposite sex. He takes delight in it.
Even if he shaves the hair his face now takes on a new look of
maturity. Roman young men dedicated the first shaving to the god-
dess Fortuna, the goddess of good fortune.

"He that has a beard is more tan a youth"
Shakespeare

In modern times we do not need the same means of survival
but the beard has served a number of purposes viz. religious, cos-
metic, health, etc.
Islam and Judaism are religions in which the beard is a symbol
of religious devotion. Even among Hindus some wear it as such,
with the yogis at a higher religious order.
The Prophet Muhammad decreed that men must wear beards
as a sign of religious dedication. Another function is that of demon-
strating strength and aggressiveness. Men with beards are perceived
to be older, more rugged and aggressive.
Some men who are bald often prefer to wear a beard. The cos-
inetic aspect cannot be denied as men who wear beards are expected
to have them trimmed and manicured.
Beware of the joke that says if a beard makes a man look in-
telligent, then my goat must be a genius. The Greek word
"pogonotrophos" signifies a bearded man or a philosopher.
While shaving has become a pain and a humbug because of the
time and money spent each day, most men would refuse to put on
hair-removing lotion as it would make their faces soft and femi-
nine; an idea abhorred by all young men.
The shaving, the hard face and the manly .,I' is much
preferred.


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Most of the featured mov-
ies bore the hallmarks of In-
dian cinema: brooding he-
roes, beautiful maidens and
lavish dance routines.
A comedy starring burly
Bollywood veteran Sanjay Dutt,
recently convicted of possess-
ing illegal weapons but cleared
of bomb-conspiracy charges,
won best picture.
In 'Lage Raho Munnabhai',
he plays an underworld figure
who meets the ghost of Indian
independence leader Mahatma
Gandhi.
Best director went to
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for
'Rang De Basanti', a serious
film starring actress Alice
Patten, daughter of Britain's
last governor in Hong Kong,
Chris Patten. It deals with cor-






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At the East Bank Rally: Minister of Works and Hydraulics, Robeson Benn presents the
trophy to the winner of the "Best Patrol Unit" (Overl2) Soesdyke Secondary School.


At the Georgetown Rally: Minister within the Ministry of Education, Dr. Desrey Fox presents
the trophy to the winning school Dolphin Secondary, for "Best Patrol Unit" Over-12
(Lower).


Commission commends schools, others


on Road Safety Week observances


THE National Road Safety other stakeholders in work-
Commission has commended ing together towards making
the efforts of schools and this year's National Road


Safety observances a success.
The week of activities
which began November 26 and


Minister within the Ministry of Education, Dr. Desrey Fox presents the trophy to North
Ruimveldt Secondary School for "Best Patrol Unit" (Over-12) Upper Secondary.


concluded December 2. was
held under the theme: "Working
in Partnership for a Safer Road
every day."
As part of the observances
rallies were held at Diamond on
the East Bank Demerara:
Enmore on the East Coast
Demerara and the National Park
in Georgetown.
A high degree of discipline,
coordination and precision,
along with knowledge of road
safety procedure was noted at
quiz competitions and the ral-
lies. with well turned out stu-
dent contingents from second-
arv. multilateral and primary
schools staging spectacular per-
torniances.
At the raill al the Nalional
Park. copping the "Best Patrol
Unit" trophy donated by
Texaco West Indies Ltd. in the
over-12 (Lower Secondary) cat-
egory was Dolphin Secondary
School.
Best Patrol" under-12 was
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Unit" trophy in the over-12
(Upper), donated by Texaco
West Indies was won by North
Ruimveldt Multilateral School.
The second prize trophy do-
nated by the Guyana Coopera-
tive Insurance Service in the
same category was won by
Christ Church Secondary
School.
Meanwhile, on the East
Bank Demerara. Soesdyke Pri-
mary School ran away with the
"Best Patrol Unit" trophy in
the over-12 category. "Best Pa-
trol Unit" in the under-12 cat-
ecory was won by Covent Gar-


den Secondary School. Both
trophies were sponsored by
Texaco West Indies Ltd.
Several other trophies were
up for grabs in other categories.
Other sponsors included Min-
istry of Education; NAFILCO;
King's Jewellery; F&H Printing:
Apex Brokers; Guyana and
Trinidad Mutual Life Insurance
Company: P&P Brokers; John
Fernandes; Car Care; Central
Demerara Lions; Hand-in-Hand
Insurance Company: Kenrick's
Auto Sales: DD Signs: Auto
(Please turn to page 13)


1. One Float Pontoon with loading ramp
built to specifications for moving D6
bulldozer or 320 excavator.
2. Two fully reconditioned BSD 666 turbo
water cooler (T1) Ford engines,
engines neverworked since rebuilt.
3. Two brand new Ford 666 T1
crankshafts
Two brand new Ford 666 T1 oil coolers
Six brand new Ford 666 T1 injectors
Six brand new Ford 666 T1 connecting
rods
One used Ford 666 T1 block with cam
shaft and cam followers

4. Large quantity of brand new British-
made drill bits for quarry works in
lengths of 130", 100", & 68".

5. Large quantity of British-made 3/4"
concrete anchor bolts. Ideal for securing
large steel construction (bonds,
warehouse, etc.,) to foundation

6 1 Miller welder 225 D Bobcat with Deutz
engine.

Owner leaving country

Contact Clarkie 624-1882/227-2187


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Army


THE Guyana Division of the
Salvation Army was recently
increased by about fifty as
Junior and Senior 'soldiers'
drawn from worship centres
around the country were en-
listed in what has come to be
recognized as the world's
'largest army'.
The swearing in of the Jun-
ior and Senior soldiers was done
by visiting Territorial Com-
mander, Commissioner
Raymond Houghton during a
special Divisional Holiness
Meeting at Citadel Headquar-
ters, South Road and Alexander
Street, Georgetown last Sunday.
During his visit, the Terri-
torial Commander said at a civic
meeting that the Salvation Army
is aiming to increase its numbers
to two million by the year 2020.
Houghton, who arrived in
Guyana on November 22 on a
five day visit, was accompanied
by his wife, Commissioner
Judith Houghton, Divisional
Director of Women's Ministries.
They were hosted by Divisional
Leaders Major Sinous
Theodore (Divisional Com-
mander) and Major Marie
Theodore (Divisional Director
of Women's Ministries) and of-
ficers of the Guyana Division.
Their engagements in
Guyana included courtesy calls


on Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds. Georgetown Ma\or
Hamilton Green. meetings with
the Divisional Leaders ,ridI of-
ficers of the Guyana Division:
attendance at a civic welcome
meeting at Citadel Hlall: offici-
ating at the launching of the Sal-
vation Army Christmas Kettles
Appeal at Le Meridien Pegasus
on November 24; lunch with the
Salvation Army Advisory
Board; visits to Corps Institu-
tions in Georgetown: attendance
at the Divisional Women's Rally
and Exhibition, and addressing a
dynamic Youth Empowerment
meeting at Citadel on the
penultimate day of their stay.
The swearing in of soldiers
at the Holiness meeting was
performed on the day of their
departure.
The Houghtons, who ar-
rived in the Caribbean from En-
gland, last June are based at the
Territorial Headquarters in Ja-
maica.
They were appointed Ter-
ritorial Leaders earlier this year
and sworn in on their arrival in
Jamaica.
Prior to coming to
Guyana they visited the Ba-
hamas and proceeded to visit
Suriname and French
Guyana following their de-
parture.


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ENLISTED: A junior soldier receives his certificate and a handshake from Commissioner Raymond Houghton, left, in
the presence of an officer of the Salvation Army and fellow juniors.


Bismiffahir Rahmanir Raheem AfHamdiu Liffahi Rabbif'Afameen
In the name ofAlfah Miost Gracious. Most Mercifui Praise be to Aliah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worh(s


Our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all our Relatives and Friends for
their condolences and support in our bereavement, on the passing of

OUR BELOVED


NIZAMODIN DOOKIE
Our special thanks to: The imams, Presidents, Executives and Members of The Roshan UI Islam Ogle
Mosque, The Jama Masjid, Queenstown, The Central Islamic Organization of Guyana and Brother
Roshan Khan of The Teachings of Islam TV Program.

Our sincere gratitude to the following Companies and Organizations- DDL and Demerara Shipping Ltd,
Water Chris Hotel, Roti Hut/Bakewell, Queens's Coilege Alumni Associations. The Balwant Singh
Hospital, Lee's Funeral Home, R.K. Security Services, Mohamed's Arc :.'tooe Fabricating, and the many
Individuals, Companies and Organizations who paid their respects. We wish to thank the Management,
Directors and Shareholders of CGX Resources, Inc.,-CGX Energy Inc. and ON Energy inc.


Shukran Jazeefan Thank You Verij Much!


using copper


More infrastructural

works for Charity,

Supenaam townships
THE government is spending $211M on some ongoing
infrastructural works to prepare Charity and Supenaam,
on Essequibo Coast, for secondary township status.
The Regional Administration in Region Two (Pomeroon/
Supenaam) is executing the projects, Regional Vice- Chairman,
Mr. Vishnu Samaroo told the Guyana Chronicle.
He said several streets have already been built and paved,
culverts constructed and drains reshaped in the two places.
According to Samaroo, street lights were recently installed
at Charity and a new tarmac laid at the market while Supenaam
Marketing Centre was rehabilitated.
He said a similar centre at Charity is also earmarked for
rehabilitation and new buildings to house the Neighbourhood
Democratic Council (NDC') offices are being erected at both Char-
ily and Supenaam.
Meanwhile, a new $574M Transport and Harbours De-
partment (I'&HI)) selling is being constructed at Good
Hope, near Supenaam.


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disconnected.
The types of industries and
businesses with a high preva-
lence of electricity theft and
other problems are ice and fish-
ing, hotel and accommodation.
restaurants, rice producers, bars,
sawmills, furniture workshops,
welding shops and variety
stores. Nandlall reported.
He also said GPL projects
to replace about 20.000 meters
next year.
Meanwhile, the company
said it has acquired an additional
10 megawatts of electricity gen-
eration through Caterpillar
rental units to meet the increase
in demand for electricity supply
for the holiday season and
Cricket World Cup.
According to Mr. Narvin
Persaud. who has responsibility
for power generation. the total
generating capacity of the
Demerara grid is 87.8 mega-
\atts. while peak demand is
about 75 megawatts.
In Berbice the generating ca-
pacity is 18 megawatts with
peak demand about 17.5 mega-
watts.
I-e added that there is no
prohlemi wilhi generation on lthe
I ,.,etipbo Coas. i and i'l1nds.
GI'Ilso assured that the
recent periods of power out-
ages would be ended as Ithe
ainiitenance programme of
genieratioin equipment has
been completed for this year
as well as repairs to damaged
equipment.


(From page three)

of meters, he explained that
meter seals are broken to access
the interior to manipulate the
meter accuracy or adjust the
meter register to prevent the ac-
curate recording of electricity
consumed, or reducing the re-
corded consumption.
Samaroo said illegal jumpers
are used to divert electricity
from being recorded on the
meter, and ongoing investiga-
tions show that theft by the
method involves not only resi-
dential customers but also a
large nulmbcr of businesses.
He said 957% of business
places at Vrecd-en-Hoop. West
Coast Demerara are stealing
electricity.
lie said the practice of
meter tampering, illegal bypass
of electronic meters. and iranis-
formers is widespread among
large businesses.
Some 50 persons to date
have been charged with tamper-
ing and stealing electricity.
Samaroo said.
Director of the Comnercial
)iN ision ofl le 'power urilil\.
Nhi. Ke.sh NaIndlill iilicIleCd
111. 1te 1C I Cie nonll-lIecChlin al
po\\ r loss reduclitn stli.iatl i'
Iocused on ill business cus'tolm-
ers and customers being billed
for /ero units of consumption.
SIc said the latter group Io-
tals sonic 5.000 consumers of
which h 2.000 are connected. 140
are unmetered and 21.860 are


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Essequibo

rice farmers

complain about

non-payment
RICE farmers on Essequibo Coast are calling for the
intervention of two related stakeholders in a standoff with
millers over payment for grains sold two months ago.
The complainants declared that the Rice Producers Asso-
ciation (RPA) and Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB)
are not doing enough to help them get their money.
Some of those owed said a big miller issued them cheques
dated for February 2007 while they want cash to feed them-
selves and spend for Christmas, as well as prepare their fields
for the Spring crop next year.
The unpaid planters feel they are being treated like
beggars and desperately need help to press their demands.


Commin ssion'commends -...


(From page 11)
Supplies and the Police Traffic
Education Department..
Road Safety observances
began with an Inter-faith Service
at the Police Officer's Mess
Annexe, followed by painting of
road safety signs in several ar-
eas. Other activities during the
week included: quiz competi-
tions and a countrywide Road
Safety Essay competition
launched jointly by the Na-
tional Road Safety Council and
the Ministry of Education. The
topic is: "Devise a Plan to make


the Road Safer". Entries for the
essay competition will be open
until January 31, 2007.
Winners of the quiz compe-
tition were: Lisa Saul of Peter's
Hall Primary School; Dennis
Nelson of Winfer Gardens
Georgetown; and Julio Baksh of
Lusignan. East Coast Demerara.
The week of activities con-
cluded with an Owner/Driver
seminar on December 2.
The feature address was
delivered by Minister of Trans-
port, Mr. Robeson Benn. Other
functionaries addressing rallies
included Minister within the


Ministry of Health Dr. Bheri
Ramsarran: Minister within
the MNinistry of Education Dr.
Desrey Fox: and 'Traffic Chief
Ronald Alleyne.


A student of Rama Krishna School receives trophy from Minister Desrey Fox for "Best
Patrol" (under-12)


GUYANA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
WILDLIFE DIVISION






The Wildlife Division would like to thank ali those persons who
applied for the positions of Admininxrative Officer and
General Clerk (Trade/Acco:, ,' i', yo! nt
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DANCE SEASON 28: The National Dance Company is holding its 28th show entitled "Dance Season" at the National
Cultural Centre, Georgetown this weekend. According to Director and Choreographer Vivienne Daniel, the first half
of the show will feature dances on Guyana from an historical perspective, while the second half will feature modern
day dances, including some to coincide with Christmas. The National Dance Company, which now falls under the
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, was inaugurated on October 1, 1979. Although modern based, it also focuses
on kathak, classical, ballet, ethnic and Caribbean dance forms. This year's production has as its theme "A season
for all seasons." It started at 20:00 h yesterday and opens at the same time tonight. In photo, members of the
company during a rehearsal. (Delano Williams photo)


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Why do we need governments?


By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

"DON'T mix religion and
politics!"
I am sure you have heard
this line many times before.
This slogan, amongst many oth-
ers, characterises the attitude of
many citizens of not only
Guyana, but of many nations
around the world.
It forms the very basis of
isolationism, a sad neglect and
abandonment of one's God-
given, constitutional responsi-
bility to one's nation, as well as
the abdication of one's Kingdom
responsibility to be the salt and
light of the world.
Before we delve into
whether there should be a mix-
ing of religion and politics, or
whether Christians should be
involved in politics or not. let
us look at why \\e need govern-
ments in the first place.


We cannot say for sure
what type of human govern-
ment existed before the writings
of the Pentateuch monarchy,
tyranny, democracy or commu-
nism. But what we do know is
that God gave human govern-
ment the authority to restrain
and punish crime.
By holding before men the
threat of temporal punishment,
governments can hold the de-
praved nature of men in check
and compel men to refrain from
criminal acts.
Governments also have the
responsibility of promoting civil
righteousness.
Now, this is not all that
governments are responsible for.
They are also responsible for
preserving order, organising so-
ciety, and prolnmoing man's in-
nale social structure anMd n.,eeds.
For any hmllnaIn go\ crnmiioni
therefore Io neglect the


fulfilment of any of these divine
mandates is to inevitably rel-
egate that nation to a state of
chaos and social anarchy.
There is a Latin maxim that
expresses this well: Minatur
innocentibus qui parcit
nocentibus (He threatens the in-
nocent who spares the guilty).
This does not mean that
mercy has no place in the crimi-
nal justice system, but it must
be exercised with due concern
for the rights and safety of in-
nocent citizens.
Throughout most of human
history, God has divided author-
ity between two kingdoms the
Church and the State.
The relationship between
church and state has received
much attention throughout his-
torv. There are mianly different
perspectives on the siubjecl.
Catholic Ihcologians Iha\ c
generally Iecognisied thc 1\\o


kingdoms and the distinct role
played by each. But they have
usually considered the Church
to be the greater Kingdom and
the state to be the lesser, be-
cause the church is eternal
while the state is only tempo-
ral.
Today, many of the most
strident advocates of separation
of church and state are strongly
anti-Christian.
They often fail to realise
that separation of church and
state is in itself a denial of the
very sovereignty of God. For as
we are told in Romans 13:1 "Let
every soul be subject unto the
higher power. For there is no
power but of God: the powers
that he are ordained of God".
Every ruler, therefore, gets
his power to govern froin God.
There is also the Anabaptist
\ i\\. \\ which. incidentally. mian\
persons sx' lill hold loila\. The


GBTI help: The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, in keeping with its social welfare objectives, last week donated
money to several charitable organizations, including Uncle Eddie's Home; the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana;
the Dharm Shala; the Dharmic Sabha, and the Cancer Society. In photo, bank officials and representatives of the
charitable organizations.






PUBLIC NOTICE

Invitation to Attend Workshop on Marketing Opportunities for

Guyanese Wood Products in the Caribbean and North America

[*CThe (Guyana Forestry C(ommi~nsion and the Forest Products Markcting Council ol' (ilana. Inc.
would like to invite exporters of \vood products to attend a workshop on Marketing (Opportunitites
for (iuyanese Wood Products in l.1 C(aribbean and North America. Persons companies not
currenTtly exporting but have the capacity to produce export quality products are also encouraged to
attend.


Date:
Venue:
Time:


Tuesday 19th December 2006
(Guyana Forestry Commission L omer Conferenice Roomt
8:30 am


Persons desirous of attending are asked to contact Ms. Anna Mohlase of the Forest Products
Marketing Council ofGuyana. Inc. on telephone number 226 7272-4 to register.

James Singh
Commissioner ofForests


Anabaptist believes that the
State was part of the evil world
system from which Christians
should separate themselves. Sa-
tan was the founder of the state;
hence he was in charge of it.
Consequently, Christians
were to separate themselves
from the state as much as pos-
sible; they were not to vote,
hold public offices, serve in the
armed forces or involve them-
selves with government in any
other way.
Tragically, this view has
permeated the Christian culture
in Guyana, which has led to a
sad failure of the Church taking
its place in the process of na-


tional development.
Christians should not expect
the state to advance the work of
the church. God has ordained
the state for a different pur-
pose.
But Christians should ex-
pect the state to conduct its
business with respect for and in
keeping with the mandate of
promoting social righteousness.
In this process, Christians do
have a responsibility to partici-
pate.
In a subsequent article, I
will examine what the Bible
has to say about the
Church's responsibility to
governments.


BOOK LAUNCH: From left, Dr. Prem Misir, Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds and Dr. David Dabydeen


hid iPro-Chancellor I m


--lanch seboke


PRIME Minister Samuel
Hinds Friday evening at-
tended the ceremony for the
launching of the book "Cul-
tural Identity and
Creolisation in National
Unity" edited by Pro-Chan-
cellor of the University of
Guyana (UG), Dr. Prem
Misir.
The ceremony was held at
the Guyana Agricultural and
General Workers Union
(GAWU) building on High
Strete. Georgetown, and at-
tracted various government of-
ficials and other literary profes-
sionals such Dr. David
Dabydeen and lecturers of the
university.
The new publication argues
that creolisation is challenging to
nation-building and results in
cultural and working-class frag-
mentation. competition for na-
tional space. ranking. ethno-cul-
tural catel orilation. racialisation
of consciotusne.s, cultural inmpe-
rialism. use of the 'political' race
card and ethnic donminance.
During the launching, par-
licipants at the event, including
Mr. Hinds took part in healthy
discussions on the themes of the
publication.
The Prime Minister said
that though he supports the
view that no culture should be
dominllant, he believes that when
various cultures tricet. they usu-
ally lace a numllber of challeng-es.
Mlcanwhile. Permanent See-
retary in the Office of the Presi-
dent. Dr. Nanda Kishore
Gopaul said that the many writ-
ers of the new publication nlust
have been concerned with the
development over the years in
Guyana and pointed to the ne-


cessity of the book.
He added that it is in recog-
nition of the challenges faced by
Guyana's society, which is
made up of various ethnic
groups, that the government put
in place several constitutional
commissions such as the Ethnic
Relations Commission (ERC)
to deal with such matters.
"These difficulties can only
be overcome if we research the
issues which give rise to
dissatisfaction...no society can
develop by a section of its
people...for Guyana to develop,
the involvement of all its people
must be a prerequisite." Dr.
Gopaul reiterated.
Editor of the publication.
Dr. Misir explained that the
book tries to show the barriers
that exist in the pursuance of na-
tional unity.
te emlphasised thlat all cul-
tures need to co-exist and have
an input in the decision making
process for development.
"LEach ethnic group has to
feel that it is a part ofl the deci-
sion-making process, their cul-
lural pieces are accepted, input-
ted. legitiimated in the processes
of decision-making. If the group
does not feel that way. there
\\ill be alienation and other
kinds of things that are fairly
negative." he added.
Other books by the writer
include "Leader Behavior and
the Compliance Structure in
Education: A sociological
Study of Ideology and Social
Change in (uyana" and
"Workers' Participation in
Management: Case of na-
tionalized Enterprises in
Guyana". (GOVERNMENT
INFORMATION AGENCY)







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BASKET of COMMODITIES (For one Month)


UNIT VALUE


FAMILY VALUE


STAX RATE CONSUMER PRICE CONSUMER PRICE

i __VAT USED VAT
___________________$_ | $ $
FOOD ___
Rice kg 60 0 0 1160 160 30kgs 4800
4800 Sugar Ib 25 0 0 32 32
25ibs 800 800 3016
Flour 45kgs 1500 10 16 2800 3016 1
2800
LBread - -...loaf 100 0 0 135 135 8loave
4080- 7080 --

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Onions-- 3-lbs 1.- 00-- 0 60 -0-2--lbs-
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-Garie- 1. 20 0 0- 156 --456 3lbs 870
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405 pk"435 696
Sardine -1/4 Ib -35 41 6i i b5i 55 tns
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TAX RATE CONSUMER PRICE CONSUMER PRICE


ITEM


CLOTHING


Jeans
1488
FOOT WEAR
Shoe
648

HOUSING
Kerosene
598
gls
20000

FURNITURE


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USED


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Gasoline gi
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598 1 gl
735 735
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HED & PERSONAL
CARE


Drugs
Medical Semces

EDI REV & CUL


UNIT VALUE
TAX RATE CONSUMER PRICE
ICOSTICIF C-TAX VAT PRE VAT


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..2500


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1 .........2500


VAT
$

16 1



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FAMILY VALUE
CONSUMER PRICE


UNIT PRI


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SERVICE OS 4-00 )- 0 1300 300 2 buoks 260


Bleach

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Soap
TatPaper
ToothPaste.
Deodorant -560c

Loan repayment 450
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1. A profit mark-up of 30% is assumed under Consumption Tax
2. The same mark-up (absolute value) is assumed under VAT so that
revenue to the seller is unchanged.


Notes to Table:
1. The basket used reflects that which is used in estimating average price
changes in Guyana
696 2. Units are estimated for a FAMILY OF FOUR Mother, Father, Child (9
yrs old), Child (14 yrs old)
3. Customs duty is accounted for in calculating prices, where applicable.


598 Explanation of Table:
7350i 1. The consumer spends an average of two percent less for the same
20(10 'basket of commodities' under VAT.
2. The consumer also pays less for the 'basket of food' ($21950) under
VAT.
3. It is possible that the consumer will actually pay less for the Basket since
40632 sellers of items that previously attracted consumption tax will apply a
870 lower mark-up under VAT since his investment will be lower.
Under the VAT System the seller reclaims all VAT he paid on the product
and other inputs used in the business.


FURTHER INFORMATION
Visit the GRA's website: www.revenuegy.org
Call the VAT Department: Tel. 227 7867, 227 7672 or 227 7310
Visit the VAT Department: 210 'E' Charlotte and Albert Sts, Georgetown.
HELP DESK
227 7929 Ext. 200 & 201


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 2006 19



Inquiries confirm Diana's driver was drunk


PARIS (Reuters) Princess
Diana's driver Henri Paul
was drunk on the night she
died in 1997, British and
French inquiries will show, a
French official who took part
in the investigation said yes-
terday.
Although the official French
inquiry blamed the crash on the
chauffeur being drunk and driv-
ing too fast, conspiracy theo-
rists have always questioned
that verdict.
Mohamed al Fayed, father
of Diana's companion Dodi,
who was killed in the crash, has
repeatedly said the pair were
murdered because their relation-
ship was embarrassing the royal
household.
He and Paul's parents said
the driver was sober when the
car hit a pillar in a Paris under-
pass.
They have said that blood


samples taken from him after
his death which showed he had
been drinking, might have been
swapped in hospital to pin the


PRINCESS DIANA
blame for the crash on him.
The French police ordered
DNA tests on Paul's blood


sample to prove it was his and
had not been switched in hos-
pital.
"The DNA tests allow us to
confirm that the blood samples
analysed at the time of the ac-
cident did indeed belong to Mr
Paul," Jean-Claude Mules, an
ex-French police commander
who took part in the inquiry,
told Reuters.
Mules was recently ques-
tioned by British authorities to
help their investigation. "The
UK enquiry will confirm point
by point the results of the
French enquiry," Mules said.
British and French authori-
ties have dismissed the welter of
conspiracy theories about the
death of Diana, the ex-wife of
Britain's heir-to-the-throne
Britain', Prince Charles.
Former London police chief
Sir John Stevens was called in
to investigate the crash and the


U.S. has most


prisoners in world


due to tough laws


By James Vicini
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Tough sentencing laws,
record numbers of drug of-
fenders and high crime rates
have contributed to the
United States having the larg-
est prison population and the
highest rate of incarceration
in the world, according to
criminal justice experts.
A U.S. Justice Department
report released on November 30
showed that a record 7 million
people or one in every 32
American adults were behind
bars, on probation or on parole
at the end of last year. Of the
total, 2.2 million were in prison
or jail.
According to the Interna-
tional Centre for Prison Studies
at King's College in London,
more people are behind bars in
the United States than in any




4.I-e


nation figures showing admis-
sions of inmates have been ris-
ing even faster than the numbers
of prisoners who have been re-
leased.
"The United States has 5
per cent of the world's popula-
tion and 25 per cent of the
world's incarcerated population.
We rank first in the world in
locking up our fellow citizens,"
said Ethan Nadelmann of the
Drug Policy Alliance, which
supports alternatives in the war
on drugs.
"We now imprison more
people for drug law violations
than all of western Europe, with
a much larger population, incar-
cerates for all offences."
Ryan King, a policy analyst
at The Sentencing Project, a
group advocating sentencing re-
form, said the United States has
a more punitive criminal justice
system than other countries.


dealing with education, poverty.
urban development, health care
and child care, have failed.
"There are a number of so-
cial prograimmes we have failed
to deliver. There are systemic
failures going on." he said. "A
lot of these people then end up
in the criminal justice system."
Kent Scheidegger, legal di-
rector of the Criminal Justice
Legal Foundation in California.
said the high prison numbers
represented a proper response
to the crime problem in the
United States. Locking up more
criminals has contributed to
lower crime rates, he said.
"The hand-wringing over
the incarceration rate is missing
the mark," he said.
Scheidegger said the high
prison population reflected cul-
tural differences, with the
United States having far higher
crimes rates than European na-


IN JAIL: Maricopa County female inmates march for chain gang duty in Phoenix, Arizona
in this file photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)


other country. China ranks sec-
ond with 1.5 million prisoners,
followed by Russia with
870,000.
The U.S. incarceration rate
of 737 per 100,000 people is the
highest, followed by 611 in Rus-
sia and 547 for St. Kitts and
Nevis. In contrast, the incar-
ceration rates in many Western
industrial nations range around
100 per 100,000 people.
Groups advocating reform
of U.S. sentencing laws seized
on the latest U.S. prison popu-


"We send more people to
prison, for more different of-
fences, for longer periods of
time than anybody else," he
said.
Drug offenders account for
abobt 2 million of the 7 million in
prison, on probation or parole,
King said, adding that other coun-
tries often stress treatment instead
of incarceration.
Commenting on what the
prison figures show about U.S.
society, King said various social
programmes, including those


lions or Japan. "We have more
crime. More crime gets you
more prisoners."
Julie Stewart, president of
the group Families Against
Mandatory Minimums, cited
the Justice Department report
and said drug offenders are clog-
ging the U.S. justice system.
"Why are so many people
in prison? Blame mandatory
sentencing laws and the
record number of nonviolent
drug offenders subject to
them," she said.


theories surrounding it. He is
due to unveil the results of his
three-year probe this week.
Newspapers say he will con-
clude the crash was a tragic ac-
cident.
Paul was a member of the
security staff at the Ritz Hotel
in Paris where Diana had dined.


In a British newspaper in-
terview yesterday, French de-
tective Martine Monteil, who
led the French investigation,
said there was "not a shred of
doubt" the crash was caused by
Paul's high-speed drunk driving.
"Those DNA samples and
the test results were all sent to


the British police," she told the
Daily Mail. "Nothing was
swapped."
British inquest hearings
into the deaths of Diana and
Dodi al Fayed are due to be-
gin next month.
(Additional reporting by
Peter Griffiths in London)


(1) Trucking and Transportation Services
(2) Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Buildings
(3) Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Roads

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites
bids from contractors who wish to be placed on a short-list for
the works s mentioned in 1-3 above for 2007.

(1) Trucking and Transportation Services
This work entails the transportation of asphaltic
concrete, quarry products and other construction
materials and equipment.


(2) Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Buildings
This work entails rehabilitation/maintenance of
buildings mainly in Georgetown.


(3) Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Roads
This work entails rehabilitation/maintenance of roads
throughout the country.

Interested parties may obtain a completed set of pre-
qualification forms from:

The Roads Administration Division
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Fort Street
Kingston
Georgetown

between 08:00 and 16:00 hours, Monday to Thursday and 08:00
and 15:00 hours Friday, upon payment of a non-reimbursable
fee of G$1,OOO (one thousand Guyana dollars) each, to the
accounts Section of the Ministry. The method of payment will
be by cash.

Each pre-qualification document must be accompanied by
valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance
Scheme Compliance Certificates.

Pre-qualification documents must be placed in an envelope
and marked on the outside at the top right-hand corner, the
pre-qualification applied for, and be deposited in the
Ministry's Tender Box located on the middle floor of the
building at Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown on or before
14:00 hours on Thursday, December 21,2006.

The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston
Georgetown.

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary






206 SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 2006


GULAG NO MORE


By Tanya Mosolova

VANKOR FIELD, Russia
(Reuters) Half a century
ago, Josef Stalin banished his
foes to labour camps in East
Siberia. Now volunteers are
lining up to drill the frozen


wastelands for their vast re-
serves of oil.
A 130-strong team otf
drillers, hardened frontiers-
men who live in barracks set
in sparse fir forests have so
far drilled 12 exploration
\wells.


They are helping fulfill
President Vladimiir Putin's
strategy to wean Russia of
its dependence on European
markets. Vankor's oil will go
east. via a new pipeline be-
ing built to China and the
Pacific.


HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT UNIT

Government of Guyana/Ministry of Health

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

VACANCIES

(Re-advertised)

1. Programme Coordinator (TB Project)


S Minimum job requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the
University of Guyana or other reputable university along with

o A Masters or postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, community
medicine
or

o Three years experience (post MBBS) in the area of general
medicine at national/regional or district hospital.

Competence in the area of micro-computer and especially data
management will be an asset.

2. Tuberculosis DOTS Coordinator:

> Minimun job requirements:
Health visitors or Medex or Nurse Practitioners Certificate from the
University of Guyana or other reputable institution along with 2
years field experience in community-based program.
or

Registered Staff Nurse Mlidwife or Staff Nurse \\ith 5 \ ears
experience in community nursing and super\ ision of other health
workers.

3. Statistical Clerk:

> MinimJunjob _equl iremeCI s t s
Passes in at least 4 subjects at CXC('/GCE one of which must be
English Language. Knowledge in the field of filing. micro-computer
and communication will be an asset.

4. TB Computer Technician

Minimum job reCquirements
Network training and/or certificate with at least three years
experience working in a PC and network troubleshooting and
support environment.
orl

CXC'/CAPE (including English Language and Mathematics) or
equivalent plus a minimum of two years experience in a PC' and
network troubleshootiIng and support environment.

lDtailed T1erms of Rceerence for these positions could be obtained from alnd
ai plicatiosll addressed to:

l''.e;culi- 4 Director
I laith iSector IDevelopmlent it nlt
(Georgetownii Public lIospital Con.ipo.utn!



Fax\: 225-655')

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Set in the frozen lundra, the
Vankor field has recoverable re-
serves of 2.5 billion barrels,
enough to supply booming
Asian markets for decades to
come.
"The project stands out
because of its gigantic re-
serves, the severe climate we
are working in and the com-
plex\ Icclinology hat we will
use." said Yevgeny PopoV.
general director of slate oil
C'iiii Rosnel'ts VankorNeft
unit.
Russia's rulers long used
the desolated area for banish-
ing their enemies, and Stalin
himself was exiled to the


tion.
"The first wells gave us
very optimistic results, with the
flow rate of one of the wells ex-
ceeding 7,300 bpd, compared to
Russia's average rate of 305.7
bpd," Popov told reporters vis-
iting the remote project site.

BEARS AND THE GULAG
The flow rate was so great
that the results almost tripled
the field's estimated reserves to
2.5 billion barrels from an ini-
tial 912.5 million barrels. Ad-
vanced drilling technology is ex-
pected to add another 474.5
million barrels.
To reduce the number of
wells and increase efficiency,
most of the 200 or more pro-
duction wells will be drilled
horizontally. Around 60 per
cent will be "smart wells"


from all over the country,
while many of VankorNeft's
managers have had long ca-
reers in Rosneft.
"If you come here in
spring you will see quite a
different picture with a new
settlement for 1,200 work-
ers," Popov said.
In addition to its own
staff, which is expected to
grow quickly from the cur-
rent 270, there are some
2.000 outside contractors
who do drilling, construction
and power generation work.
Many live in temporary trail-
ers spread across the 50
square mile site.
Rosneft has hired interna-
tional oilfield service compa-
nies such as Halliburton,
Schlumberger and Baker
Hughes to do drilling work.


GULAG DRILLING: Rosneft employees work in temperatures of around -104 Fahrenheit
at the Vankor oil field in eastern Siberia, about 1,740 miles east of Moscow, in this
November 24, 2006 file photo. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files)


l neighboring village of
SKureika \\lhn lie foughi
'against the Tsarist govern-
'.2ic ment at lhe beginning of the
last century.
Later he imprisoned his
own opponents in "Gulag"
camps in the area. where the
weak glare of the low sun gives
' little respite from the biting
cold.
Today's oilmlen live in
more comfort. IThev work
onlIe mo11nth on, one month
off. and replace each other
several times a day to cope
with the freeing tempera-
tures.
"It's all right. you can say
it's \warmll today It's almost
si-; indless," said one. \\orkking at
i' a \well on a No\cember morning
': of Iminus -12 degrees Celsius
I" minuss 44 IF).
As the winter \Arctic suit



i i
nI-es abo\ e tile horizon lfor onl\

\ ronen:! \\w rln un er .AIlti'iC.lII

I 1", h i! .
il l 's. \ llli l',,k PI-,'A ti.l l ll
Sl uH-l. I':l!) ]' Tr s1 l p r iiI\
Ihpd(il e\p' lc' d inl 2(111. 1 lal
\, tild I he 'lnoilltlt h lo it'msl uTiTt
lenllh ofl C(lin:i coniullpl
lioll lasI year. or more ilhan
3 per cent oi U.S f Consuilp-


equipped with sensors to moni-
tor oil flow.
As Vallkor's production
grows. Rosnetl also plans to
send some crude by rail to the
Pacific coast for shipping to Ja-
pan. South Korea and other
Asian markets.
But first Rosneft has to
link up to the eastward pipe-
line. due to be completed in
the end of 2008. Most of the
335 mile connecting pipeline
from Vankor \\ ill be above
ground, since its route runs
across the Siberian perma-
frost. a layer of permanently
frozen soil half a mile deep.
Rosneft has no worries
about people stealing its oil.
"'Who is going to lap the
pipeline illegally?' Nobody
lives here except for hears and
deer." said chief e igineer
Alexander Na/arcnk,

\VISH YO11 W\ERE hERE?
I'he l' ld I, ". be'-, nd ihc
Arctic Circle in ihe orlh olf
i lc l. i tlo .ii k 1c 1,'n. l'(
i1tll1 i il l h ," l' l' 05l i i'\\

'.IIIHtt i n]l'l at ci glade i-

"o\ eriiiilent rese' :i'len
pinglantilne..
uil Ro neti's raltion
is iln ihe other dire .m. Its
hih salaries milrac worker,


Among other project con-
tractors are Canada's SNC
Lavalin. U.S. VECO Corp. and
Finland's Wartsila.
Rosneft's Canadian con-
tractors have brought some
25 brand new trailers. equip-
ping them with a sauna, a
medical centre and a relax-
ation room.
This would still not be
enough to persuade a worker
from comfortable West Siberian
towns to move to the East Si-
berian desert, so Rosneft has to
pay wages above the industry's
average.
A drilling engineer gets
about 80.000 roubles (about
$3.000) a month, compared
with around 30.000 to 40.000
roubles iin \Wes Siberia and
an a\ erage Russian salary of
II 1.00 rou;ales.
Popo\ i.is v. worked for 32
Cars in Russia's oil industry
and used to be first deputy
head ol PitI ni I'leg.i/.
Rosinel'ts sccocld-litigest pro-
Ji action un1li' lIut he ",aid lie
11!t, i ill' I l ,e. i g
\ 'I; l L ) S i. l C '..
"\ot e \ ,., ililanl is
luck? olnoiii:: .o haI.e to grow\
a pro.iie liike this I'roni tih'
\tr' I,.' gi.iniii. 1 lha\e started
intaunI projects. buti ne,'Mr
soielthing of this scale." lie
said.


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.$mjIDAY CHRONICLE December,.10, p90o 21


Antarctica works as


living global warming


laboratory

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica, (Reuters) For sci-
entists at this ice-encircled outpost, global warming is not
a matter of debate.
It is a simple fact and crucial research questions centre on
what its consequences will be.
Antarctica is a prime place for this research because it serves
as an early warning system for climate change and is a major
influence on global weather.
Because about 90 per cent of the world's ice volume and
70 per cent of its fresh water is on the southernmost conti-
nent, any substantial warming could cause a rise in sea levels
around the globe.
"It's a bellwether for the planet," Tom Wagner of the U.S.
National Science Foundation said in an e-mail interview. "Its
ice sheets are the main player in sea level rise; there is already
evidence that they are shrinking."
It was easy to imagine melting ice sheets last week around
McMurdo Station, the biggest U.S. science centre in Antarc-
tica, with temperatures in the relatively balmy range of 28 de-
grees F (-2 degrees C) and the 24-hour-a-day spring sunshine
causing pools of melted water atop a 15-foot (3-metre) layer
of ice around the base.
Much of the sea ice is cracked and the nearby Barne Gla-
cier has had several major collapses onto the sea ice in recent
days. Still, heavy tracked vehicles can navigate the ice on des-
ignated pathways.
While these are not specifically signs of global warming,
Antarctica and the Arctic are key places to look for such sig-
nals because even a slight rise in temperature can precipitate
melting ice, which would have dramatic effects on living things
and land, as well as global climate implications, Wagner said.
For Ross Powell, an environmental geologist, one way to
figure out what the future of climate change might be is to look
some 10 million years back in to Antarctica's past.

READING THE ANCIENT ROCKS
"We want to go back through time and see the changes that
the Antarctic has been through," said Powell, who is based at
Northern Illinois University but is working on an international
geology project here. "And one of the key things is finding the
warm periods, because we are going into a warming phase now."
Powell is one of the chief scientists on the ANDRILL
project shorthand for Antarctic Geologic Drilling Programme
- where a massive drill burrows down about 260 feel (80
metres) of sea ice, 2,700 feet (830 metres) of ocean water and
then into the sediments beneath to see what clues earlier warm
periods left behind.
"We need to read the rocks to understand when the ice was
there and when it wasn't and what the conditions were in the
marine environment associated with the movement of the ice
forward and backwards," Powell said in an interview.
So far. ANDRILL researdlcrs have found tantalizing clues
about periods when the Ani nttic ocean was swarming with
marine algae called diatom.s. a ,ich still exist as one of the most
basic links on the planet's food chain.
The glimpse back in timni could examine a period in
Antarctica's history when lei. of the greenhouse gas carbon
dioxide w.ere high, but perlvi noot as high as scientists predict
it will gel in the coming dec,: due to human activity.
Carbon dioxide, emitted :& natural processes but also by
power plants and motor .c!' -.. is one of several cases that
trap the sun's heat near Ear: t urflace like the glass walls d a
greenhouse.
If the ice sheets around. :,ereiclica shrink substantially. that
would not by itself cause th. '. ,rid's seas to rise, just as an ice
cube melting in a glass of v would d not cause much of a rise
in the level of liquid in the i ,
But the ice sheets perln.;. ,ac important Iunclion by slogr -
ing down the flow of glacial is
If the ice sheets go asa many scientists believe that
glaciers will flow more -,s. ly, adding thcir ice to the
oceans, and that could can: ea level rise.


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Across:
1. Synonym for the word lively.
3. Word used as expression of
surprise and triumph.
4. Exclamation.
6. "... *** Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy
name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it
is in heaven". Matthew 6:9-
10.
7. Smooth.
8. Fog or haze intensified by
smoke or other atmospheric
pollutants.
9. Old Style. (Abbr.).
12. An affirmative response
14. Variantof ovi-
17 Certificate of Insurance.
(Abbr.).
18. Creek on the Left Bank of the
Corentyne River in Guyana.
19. A word used before words
beginning with a vowel sound.
20. Large (Abbr.)
21 Symbol for the chemical


element argon.
22. "Peace is not an absence of
war. it is a virtue, a state of
.a disposition for
benevolence, confidence,
justice". Baruch Spinoza.
24. The keys for a new Toyota
Carina was handed over
to the University student for
being the sole winner of the
Courtz 2006 Christmas
Sweepstake.
25. Male call name.
27. Country code for Ukraine in
networking.
28. Acronym for "What's
Important Now'.
29. Masterof Science in Nursing.
(Abbr.).
30. Veteran.
32. They contain quinic acid. a
substance eliminated
through the urine
Down:

2. Mountain on the Right Bank
of the Takutu River in
Guyana.
3. Simile "As mad as a

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suibnitlesl in 'all-oi c r 't entilri fo thi.
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players of tlhe 4't and St! entiliies c-atet'tonii.s ;l
the' I(ieoretown I lld-ollffice on Ftridli.
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against poverty is a duty, not
a mere aspiration.
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urinary organs.
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element osmium.
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Where is he that is born King
of the Jews? For we have
seen his '"" in the east, and
are come to worship Him".
Matthew 2:2.
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universe.
13. Taking into account the large
and increasing number of
in the world, the UN
General Assembly
proclaimed 18' December


International Day. On
that day, in 1990, the Assembly
adopted tie International
Convention on the Protection
of the Rights of all Migrant
Workers and members of their
Families.
15. Seven.
16. Preposition.
17. Ho ho ho is the way that many
l 3a i ,gua .. ...:le ,uit rl:v Santa
laughs.
18. Creek on the Left Bank of the
Essequibo River in Guyana.
23. Always more carefully near
schools, playgrounds and
parks because children may
suddenly dart into the street.
26. A lei at i: eF-rn or ihrng
31. Trustee. (Abbr.).


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cosmos, cranberries, drive, ha, hatter; ho. hornet,
huh, hum, human, in. Kaisi. Kako, Kamen, Kanau.
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capitalize on this 'Gi\e-.\a\'' offer .
This is our final comleti iion tfor he Ye:ir
2006and it is schedule to be drawn oin
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purchase a cop of lthe Sunday or
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C\Tra coupons. puIcha>ses can be made al
our otfies in Linden. Nesi Amsterdam
and (ieorgetown. You can also obtain
extra coupons from Mr. V incent
Mlercurius of I'Id\\ ard VNillage.
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For Sunday, December 10, 2006 08:30h
For Monday, December 11, 2006 09:30h
For Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:30h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1' hrs

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01:30 h 3"'ODI West Indies
vs Pakistan
09:30 h Lifting Guyana to
Greatness
10:00 h Voice of Victory
11:30 h Assembly of Prayer
11:00 h AnmolGeet
12:00 h -Press Conference
with Cabine Secretary
12:30 h Weekly Digest
13:00 h- International Children's
Day of Broadcasting (ICDB)
13:30 h -Lolli & Pop
13:35 h Shopping Time
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Grow with IPED
16:00 h Alternative Dispute


AMENDMENT

INVITATION FOR BIDS


GOVERNMENT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF
GUYAN A/
BUREAU OF STATISTICS

1. Bids are hereby invited from suitably qualified Contractors to undertake and
complete the following works for the Bureau of Statistics
a. To Demolish e.visting Bureau of Sttii.'sics Biuilling at Avenue of the Repu lhic.
andm Brickdam, Georgetown, Deneraru, in Region 4
b. To construct new building at same locaionm.

2. Bid documents can be obtained for a no.i-reimbursable amount of
GS/0I,00.O( or LUSS50.(i in the Ihon of a Bank Draft made payable to the
"Chief Statistician: Bureau of Statistics", from 2, \... eIr to S' December
2006, between 0S:30 to 11:30 hours and 13:00 to 15:30 hours from Monday to
Thursday; and 08:30 to I 1:30 hours and 13:00 to 14:30 hours on Fridays. except
on public holidays, at the address below:

Bureau of Statistics
Accounts Section
Avenue of the Republic & Brickdan
Georgetown. (Guana
Tel. (592) 227 1 155,227-7789


3. Bids must he enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and
should clearly indicate on the top LEF'T hand corner, the works tendered for.
and addressed to:-

Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration 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
Admiinistration Board at the address mentioned above on or before 09:00 on
Tuesday 12"' December 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 Guvana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme certificates
of Compliance must accompany bids for firms registered in Guyana. All other
reiquisite documentation must be submitted along with the bid.
6. Bid proposals will he opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00
hours on Tuesday, 12" December 2006 in the boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Admlinistration Board. Ministry of Finance, Mlain &
Urquhart c.I ., Georgetown. Guyana.
7. A Bid Security of S1,300,000.00 is required, with a validity period of not less
tha111n 90
days. from due date oisuhmiss in ofbids.
The correctio.ntos ect.on 3 and_ .. iiich!!ision of section 7 supersedes all
previous
noitt.e oin this pI ijei.t
ChiefStatistician:
Bureau of Statistics
Co-operative Republic of Guyana


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Resolution
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
Fellowship
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine Live
18:30 h kala Milan
19:00 h One on One
19:30 h Close Up


20:00 h International
Children's Day of Broadcasting
20:35 h Getting Ready for
VAT
21:05 h Star Search
22:00 h- Movie

CHANNEL 2

05:00 h- Inspirational Melodies


TODAY'S FORECAST: As the day progresses, coastal
to near inland locations are likely to experience cloudy
to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers,
intermittent rain and possible isolated occurrences of
thunder. Inland and interior locations can expect partly
cloudy to cloudy conditions with light to moderate
showers.
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.1m in open
waters.
WINDS: North-easterly to South-easterly at 1 to 5mps,
gusting at times over some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 08:10h at (2.44m) and 19:30h at (2.59m)
LOW TIDE: 01:32h at (0.96m) and 13:46h at (1.14m)
GITOWN
SUNRISE: 05:53h
SUNSET: 17:38h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0 -33.0C over inland and
interior locations & 28.0-31.0C over coastal areas.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 20.0 23.0C over near inland
and interior locations & 21.5-24.0C over coastal areas.
RAINFALL G\Town: 11.5mm
RAINFALL ACCUMULATED: 74.5mm
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.
HIGH TIDE ADVISORY:
SPRING TIDE ADVISORY: Nil

FOR WEATHER RELATED QUERIES PLEASE CALL -
-- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284


-, Energy Watch
SKeep refrigerators and freezers out of direct sunlight.
S ,- I' Allow at least 5 centimetres all around to allow heat
"r. to escape from the compressor and condensing coil.

G$/Litre
Gasolene Diesel Kero
ESSO 161.00 138.90 126.00
GUYOIL 161.00 138.50 128.00
SOL 161.46 141.60 128.00
CHEVRON 166.17 147.73 136.00
Average price displayed at the pump December 09, 2006.
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05:55 h Daily Word
06:00 h Music Break (Gospel
Break)
06:30 h BBC Headlines
07:00 h Gina
07:30 h- Count Down
08:00 h Islamic Documentary
08:30 h Family Movie -
White Christmas
10:00 h Krystal Klear
Wireless Movie
12:00 h Headlines Today
12:30 h Sports
13:30 h The Shonnet Moore
Show
14:15 h Indian Music Break
14:30 h Wisdom from the
Word
15:00 h- Oldies Half Hour
15:30 h Sitcom
16:00 h Parenting & You
17:00 h Tape 4 Stories
18:00 h- Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h- Lost
20:00 h- Catholic Magazine
20:30 h Youths for Christ
21:00 h News 2 Week in
Review
21:45 h Christmas Music
Break
22:00 h Desperate
Housewives
22:30 h Medium
24:00 h Sign Off

CHANNEL 13
09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Movie
12:30 h Movie
14:00 h Charlotte Street
Wesleyan Church
14:30 h Methodist Church in







GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, December 10,2006
1 M


COUNSELLING
WANTED
LAND FOR SALE
LEGALS
TO LET


ONE 38 FT Basha Boat
complete with engine & seine.
1 Mitsubishi Caanter. 2 AT 170
Carina cars. Call Preka 275-
0344/275-0305.

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BUIDLING Contractor mason,
carpentry painting. plumbing,
tiling and guttering. Prompt,
reasonable and reliable services.
Free estimates. Call 622-0267,
629-2239.


BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
WORK from home for US$$S$
weekly. Information? Send
stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer. 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. 227-1601
HOLIDAY special free air brush
on all acrylic nails & chemical
services 10% on pedicures &
facials Monday Thursday now
to December 21. 2006 Special
opening hours 8:30 am 7pm
Sunday 10am 3pm visit
Nayelli Hair Fashion at 211 New
Market St. between Camp &
Water St. for appointment 226-
2124.
NAYELLI SCHOOL OF
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package beginning January 8,
2007. Evening classes
beginning January 16, 2007.
Courses in Air brushingAcrylic nails,
Barbering. Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124 or
visit at 211 New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg.



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
Bissessar Avenue, Prashad
Nagar, Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American Express
Cards. Phone 225-7126. 226-
3693. Email:
dollysautorenatal@yahoo.com



FORPROFESSIONAL COMPUTER
Repairs, Sales & Services Call
Kersting's Computer Repairs &
Sales Centre @ 227-8361, 618-
8283. Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.
www.kerstings.org.
BRAND new laptops starting
from $170 000, Desktops $115
000, Repairs, upgrades, all
brands. Kris 220-6262, 624-
5659.



FOR all types of dressmaking
uniform and altering at
affordable price in Kitty and
around G/town. Lot 45 Garnette
Street, C/ville ( 2 houses away
from Sheriff St.). Call Sharon -
223-1129/649-2358.



COMPLETE __lr-n'k'. TL
,uURSE. REGISTER KNOW
FOR MORE INFO.. C',L ;g6-
9448.


EVERGREEN Nature Study
Club (Regionsl-10)
www.sdnp.org.gqyevergreen.
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9-2' 85,
664-5947.
EARN a Certificate Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
home THROUGH
CORRESPOND' ENCE. For
information, call CFI Global Education
Lnk #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
programme.
ENROL NOW- For CITY &
GUILDS (PITMAN
QUALIFICATIONS) for English,
Shorthand. Typewriting. Office
Procedure, Reading, Writing and
Computer Lessons. Individual
attention. Tel. 226-0708 or 619-
4401.
GUYANA Training Colleoe for
International skills. Get prepared
for the local and international job
market. Training on the Canadian
Curriculum for the certified personal
support ....i--i programme.
Canadian c-rni.: ,n.:.., as recognisd
by private colleges and universities.
Ocean View Hotel Campus. Day
and evening classes. Call 222-
5430, ext 271, 222-3997, 663-
9296



SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain, cholesterol pressure,
gall stone, imepotentcy,
colds. 220-7342. 609-
1308.
WORRIED aboLit your health?
Why not try Inrdology (study of
science of using the eves to
detect the strength and
weaknesses of the organs and
systems of the body. For more
info 226-4889. 622-6064.



ENTIRE Northern Tiger island
situated in the Esseauibo River.
Hamburg fertile l-r i 1i- i f.-
farming $5000 ,, ... .in..
per acre per year. Please call
774-5034, 624-6855.
TRAVELLER sound of i.a-r, i
system. Having parties, j,;,,:i,-,,,
cocktail. press meetings, churches,
crusades, yaag, weddings, concerts
and international shows also we
have all effect like fogging bubbles,
'ao.minq, confetti pennonn) disco
9gr,,i-, effects, stage lighting all
sizes of generators tents, band
equipment. Tel 226-6527, 623-
7242 based at The Tennessee Night


": SUNDAY .


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FOR HIRE I \ASSIFIEDSci
BEAUTY SALON PROPERTY FOR SALE EDUCATIONAL I1 \ l'.i
LEARN TO DRIVE HERBAL MEDICINE AUTO SALES ( ... .,. .


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.
REOPENED The Junior/Senior
Singles Dating Service 18 80
yrs. Link for Christmas. Call Tel.
223-8237, 648-6098 Monday -
Saturdays 8:30 am 5 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.
.SINGLE decent, independent
feamle 60 yrs. would like to chat
with single, decent, independt
males 60 yrs plus. Please Call
The Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Service 18 80 yrs. 223-
8237., Mon. at. 8 am 5 pm.
Ask for Ann.
A MIDDLE aged, divorce
intellectual or Indian decent
would like to correspond with an
intelligent, sincere female of both
local and overseas, for a serious
relationship which may lead to
marriage. Have that special man
or your dreams. Don't miss this
golden opportunity! Write to: Raju,
P.O. Box 12351, Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana.



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



SHOE Store Owners. Get your
shoes etc stitched before sale
Contact Cell # 619-4917

S Canadian
Immigration

We can assist you
to migrate to Canada.
SK '.li cii ,' l'1 ,i :v s ; I,'.:;


Si.:u"nsm shipsA Ap:.:e-ls
for Re'use Ci- ,.es
Vis tor's V-sas

3alwant Persaud &
Associates Cer iftlid
immigration Consultants


Club. 57, Upper Robb and
IV Oronoque Sts., Bourda.
Tel 225-1540. 622-8308
DRIVING CLASSES. CALL Canada:416-431-8845
650-5261. .. . r ,
PRUDENTIAL SCHOOL OF '; ij ... ,
MOTORING "You train to pass". 1. represent clients
227-1063, 226-7874, 644-7211.ee .
ENROL now at Shalom Drivinq REPAIRS to hydraulic
School. Lot 2 Croal Streef, accumulators. Contact Friendship
Stabroek. You could also obtain OxygenLimited. Phone#266-2171.i
an International Driver's Permit. e ...O ......... Po.-..e..... #26........ 2171---- ............


FIor more I n Uormationl call 227-
3869, 622-8162. 611-9038.



ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke. 615-
8747.
FEEL the benefits of massage.
Come in and have a lymph
drainage massage and feel re-
energised. Tel: 223-8993.
Indera Singh Massage. If you
need a balance massage try my
therapeutic massage combined
with reflexology. Cell 615-
6665.
WE offer medical massage
therapy for colds, heart
problems, brain disorders, hair
problem, etc? We can help call
us today for more information
on Tel. 226-4889, 622-6064.



MAGAZINE of Worldwide Pen
Friend.. Inform,;,'n Send
'Ti=ped envelope CFI, PO
Box 12154 Georgetown,
Guyana


HELLO the doctor is back! Have
your gas stove repaired and
serviced also your kero range
change to gas. 220-4073.
HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine,
gas stove, air-conditioner? Then
call Linden on 641-1086.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
0050.

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamed
on 223-9710, 614-6634
HAVE your gas stoves and oven
service for the Christmas
Holidays. Both domestic and
industrial. Call Lawrence 226-
6411. 627-0720, 646-7400._
UPHOLSTERY done. Excellent
.....r iip guaranty ed. We
upholster chairs, car seats all
household, 'furniture, etc. We do
house to house service. Contact
- 650-0469.


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.

FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves,
refrigerators, etc. Telephone
227-0060, 641-2026.
Freezezone Enterprises, 6 'A'
Shell Road, Kitty.



STAMPS We make self ink
stamps in 'V hour. Trophy
Stall, Bourda Market. 225-
9230. trophies@gol.net.gy



2-LABOURERS to work at
chicken shop 225-9304.
LORRY Driver Telles Steel &
Hardware. 74 Hadfield St.. Git.
Tel. 226-4537.
1 EXPERIENCED Gardener, 1 part-
time domestic, 1 male Office
Assistant Tel. 618-1809.
ONE experienced seamstress.
reat wages and benefits. Roxie's -
22 Merriman's Mall. Bourda.
FEMALE and male singers to sing
in Live Band. Handyman, Security
Guard. Barman, Waitresses. Apply
Majestics. Tel. # 226-6432
1 MECHANIC, must have
knowledge of little welding. $3000
per day. send application fo Lot 10
Meadow Bank Tel 225-9304.
SALESPERSON Must have a
valid drivers licence Apply in
person at ARK Enterprise The
Container House. 17 Lombard
St., Werk-en-Rust.
PORTERS to work at Garment Factory
& Stores. Apply at Lot D Lama Avenue.
Bel Air Park. Contact Reshnm on Tel
225-4492 or 225-9404
1 EXPERIENCED Dnver Age 30 -
50 vrs old Mist have van and truck
licence Send applicat:-ri t,, I.'it 10
Meadow Bank le i _2 .
EXPEREINCED Hairdressers -
must do Manicure and Pedicure.
Top wages and incentives. Call:
227-8538, 622-4386. Apply
Roxie's, 122 Merriman's Malt
Bourda.
SALES girls, boys. Porters and
security guards. Apply Avinash
Complex, Water Street, Athina's
by the East Coast Bus Park and
Anand's Regent St. Call 226-
3361, 227-7829, 226-6594. ,
CASIQUE Palace vacancy
application are invitated for
suitably qualify person to fill the
post of labourers, carpenters,
masons. Casique Palace
Stadium Site. Providence. Call
# 660-8115. 660-1870.
MONAR EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTE, 60 Light StC,
Alberttown -teachers for English.
Chemistry, Physics, Biiofogy.
Information Technology,' Social
Studies for next term. At
Georgetown and West Coast
Branches. Tel. 223-7226, 227-
4798.
EXIST FOR A PROFESSIONAL
WELDER. Must be able to weld
cast iron and aluminum. 3 years
experience will be an asset and
must be able to fabricate. Top
salary in the Georgetown area
and bonuses will be included.
Apply in person with a police
clearance to: P & L Engineering
& Construction Co. Ltd. 61 E 7,
David Street, Kitty. Phone # 227-
4412, 227-4386.
SENIOR ACCOUNTS CLERK.
Experience two (2) years in a
similar position requirements:
(a) four (4) CXC including
English & Mathematics (b9
Computer literate (c) LCC Higher
Accounts or equivalent. Apply in
person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited 30 Friendship, EBr,,
between the hours of 2:00 4:00
pm.
URGENT 100 SECURITY Guard
for Baton, Armed and Canine
(dog) Divisions, 2 lorry and van
drivers to work as drivers on
contract (like mi,,; "
'...i y 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.


NATURES PRODUCE INC.
Specialty fruit & vegetable
producers. Barbados West Indies.
rnployment opportunities for the
following positions: SENIOR
VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
MANAGER. Requirements:
Commercial crop production in
supervisor capacity Hands-on
leadership and communication
skills Ability to p,:,rintiT work tasking
Record keep ny ii, i- Salary will
include: US $1 000/mth +
production incentives. Rent
allowance, travel allowance,
vehicle and running costs.
ASSISTANT MANAGER
Requirements; Experience with
sales Highly energetic able to work
long hours. Record keeping and
computer literacy. Stock systems
implementation. Salary will
include: US $ 800/mth +
production incentives
Accommodation on site.
GENERAL WORKERS Male and
Female workers will be considered
Requirements: Some vegetable
production experience. Payment
will be in relation to production
ability. All applications with CV
should be sent to; Natures Produce
Inc. PO Box 4132. Spieghtstown,
Barbados.
One (1) Female Office Assistant -
Must have knowledge of Payroll,
NIS, Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the ages
of 25 and 30 years old. Must have
knowledge of Maths & English and
at least two (2) years working
experience. Apply in person with a
written application and two (2)
references to: Len's, 136 Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-2486.
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.
ONE l1) Security Patrol Officer
in Mahaica/Mahaicony Area.
Must have motorcycle or be able
to ride one Contact RK's
Secuiity Services. 125 "- .- t
Road. Bourda Tel 226-.'4-i
MALE & female counter clerks.
Must have experience. Apply with
written application to Royal Jewel
House, 137 Regent Street, week
days between 3 pm and 4 pm.
SALESGIRLS, DATA ENTRY
CLERK, FEMALE OFFICE
ASSISTANT WITH
KNOWLEDGE OF PAYROLL
AND NIS. MUST BE
COMPUTER LITERATE.
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A
PLEASANT PERSONALITY
AND GOOD COMMUNICATION
SKILLs. 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.



53 H EARL'S COURT, LBI,
ECD. CALL 227-1711.
$7 MILLION RESIDENTIAL LAND.
PHONE 225-2626, 231-2064.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd., Triumph Sideline
Dam. Call 263-5338.
OVER two hundred acres of
Prime Land at Farm, Mahaicony.
Contact 231-6392, 231-6398.
CUMMINGS & Second Sts. (180' x
90 selling at cost price. Cummings
& Guamina Sts. Call 231-6236.
EARL'S Court 2 house lots 9800 sq
ft build luxurious mansion area for
pool tennis S4M. Ederson's 226-
5496.
NEW Hope EBD Road, River wharf
Ig. ships ware house, active general
store $12M. Ederson's 226-5496.
'LAND FOR SALE. LAND FOR
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call: 612-
0349.
GRIEA- North Ruimveldt 4.5M,
....s. .Dank T 4.5M. Supply
Road to river $16M Tel. 225-3737
225-4398.
FOULIS ECD $8M, Bachelor's Adv
ECD $5M, Sandpit Red loom -
$6M Call Seeker's Choice -
223-6346 (Office) 263-7110
(Home).


CAMPBELLVILLE $10M,
Duncan St. $10M & $17M,
Earls Court $4.5M, NI
Ruimveldt $4M, Vlissengen
Rd. $10M. Eccles 'BB'- $6M.
N. P. FINANCIAL SERVICES,
223-4928, 609-2201.
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lotsfrom $700000;
East Bank Demerara; business centre
lots and house lots at Parka -$3M
ip. 619-6648. 266-2111.
PLOT of prime Agriculture land
6.5 acres including house lot
located on the southern side of
public road Canal No. 1. WBD.
Water, telephone. electricity
accessible, fur information.
Call 233-2738, 640-0661, 622-
5794.
LE RESSOUVENIR, several
lands and properties with pool
and without pool. REPUBLIC
PARK beautiful property with
pool on 3 lots of land. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
VERSAILES. 125 X 67' in
gated compound $5.9M, 6
house lots $31 each and 5 lots
property and rice mill Crane La
Union $45M, 15 acres farm
land Canal No. 1 $11.75M,
Highway lands farming resort,
sand pit, LBI $2.4M, Atlantic
Gardens $6.9M,
Campbellville 10.75M,
Lamaha Gardens 414.5M.
Cummings St 512M.
Friendship Riverside. Bee Hive
(double lot) $6.75;.:, Melanie
- $2.75M, Non Panel $1.75M.
property $4.75M. TEL. 226-
148, 625-1624.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Land for sale. quecnstown -
$35M, Sheriff St S45M -
US$1M. North Ri'vc : $4M,
Diamond H!Scheme $.2M.
Grove #1 Scheme 1.2M
Lamaha Gdns $17M. Land of
Canaan EBD 40 acres $3.5M.
each per acre and 3 per acre 62
x 184 High St. Kinston 75M.
Canal No 1 84 x 100 $17M,
Main & Middle 'S- "1 SOM Camp
St 150 x 90 c," 'r David St..
Kitty $25M. Sheet Anchore
Village 28 Lots- $28M, Stone
Ave 2 lots $24M Peter's hall
EBD 47 x 290 $45M. endinging
St &' I -::':'"- Road ?35M.
JEWANRAM'S REALTY "HAVE
FAITH IN CHRIST TODAY" 227-
1988, 270-447b, 623-6431
E m a i I
jewanalrealty@yahoo.com
GEORGETOWN Blyzeight
double $26M, Bel Air Village
(1/4 acre) $20M. Queenstown
$22M. Lamaha Gardens -
$11M, David St. S15M,
D'Andrade St. $3.5M. Civillel
Bent St/Barr St., Kitty $12M,
Brickdam $28M, Regent St -
$30M, EAST COAST --Mahaica
$1.2M. Non Pariel/Imax
Garden $2M, Balden hall -
$4M, Annandale South $2M.
Courbande park $3.2M. Good
Hope $5M, Kissoon Park $3M.
Granville Park, BV $4M, Earls
Court LBI - $5M, Caricom
Gardens $10M Onion Field -
$2M, Success $4M/$5M/10M,
Le Ressouvenir gated $25M,
'happy Acres $9.5M. Atlantic
'Gardens $6.5M/$8M,
Shamrock Gardens $15M,
,BERBICE Port Mourant -
$R20M EAST BANK -
rienship $5M Diamond -
$2M Providence $12M, Grove
- $5M, Pearl $3M, Land of
Canaan $40M OTHERS 8
.acres Dorvic farm $50M,
Demerara River Farm $25M,
Prices are negotiable.



ROOM for single working
female. Telephone: 227-
0928.
FOR overseas visit(:rs apt.
to rent in Kitty. Call 226-
1640.

Georgetown. Call 225-7131.
611-0800.
1 2-BEDROOM apt. Railway
Line, Kitty. Call 227-4157.
ROOM to rent in residential area.
Contact 231-8661, 629-5064.
FURNISHED house 79
Atlantic Gdns. Call >0"
6060. P-2G6.
1 BUSINESS place 90 Robb
St., Lacytown. 226-1156, 225-
0356.
FURNISHED top flat in Kitty for
overseas visitors 617-3792, USA
718-282-3195.


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SUBRYANVILLE 2 bedroom
apt. fully furnished, parking
space, AC. Call 226-5369.





UNFURNISH

OR

FURNISHED

in selective

approved

residential areas;

also

office/building.




225-10 17, o23-6131
OFFICE space to rent. 56
Chalmers Place & B/dam.
Contact 615-7036, 226-7136.
1 3-BEDROOM flat Lamaha
Street, Queenstown $45 000.
Tel. # 225-3370,
FURNISHED rooms foi :;,,l .-:
.r'nSmale 4 500 .7
', 1 ,. i '-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville
furnis hedmand unfurnished 1.
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
SHORT TERM RENTALS FOR
OVERSEAS VISITORS. PHONE
225-9944.
NEW ono self contained
apartment Bel Air Park facing
Duncan St. Tel. 226-2675.
3-BEDROOM top flat with
verandah 1 .inq $48
000. Tel - .1 , 647-
0856.
ONE bond space upper flat at
Sharon's Building available in the
11 January. Tel. 662-5567, 225-
4413.
1 3-BEDROOM apartment with
toilet and bath at Industry. Tel.
222-5352, 227-6597.
3 BEDROOM house, 2
bedroom house, 1 bedroom
apartment. Fully furnished for
overseas guest. Contact 227-
3128, 645-0787.
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SELF contained rooms
Prashad Nagar secured
parking facilities. Contact 227-
993.




1 HOUSE TO RENT

BETWEEN

GEORGETOWN

AND ANNANDALE,

CRAIG OR

STEWARTVILLF
Price should not

exceed $10,000

per month

Tel:


619-5117/615-6250
REPUBLIC Park 4-
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
ONE top flat three bedrooms
house in residential area at
$50 000 per month, one
bottom flat three bedroom in
residential at $45 000 per
month. Please do not call on
Saturday. Phone 227-1275..
ONE semi furnished 5
bedroom house in Roraima
Complex. Short or long term
rent. Call 645-5343 or 225-
5363.
.ONE two-bedroom cottage 410
North East La Penitence $30
000 per month. Call Tel. No 227-
6285.
BEAUTIFUL executive style
house fully furnished. AC, bath
tub 5 T"bh Gardens. TEL.
226-9062, 611-0315.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold. self contained, etc. Tel.
628-6855.
ROOMS and apartments to
let on a daily/nihtly basis


FURNISHED flats for overseas
visitors. Phone 227-2995, Kitty.
FULLY furnished one-bedroom
bottom flat apartment 10'9
Carmichael St. Tel. # 227-4847
or 648-7196.

TO LET


TOP CLASS RENTALS
IN POSH RESIDENTIAL
AREAS

SECTION 'K'
CAMPBELLVILLE,
PRASHAD NAGAR,
BEL AIR, EARL'S
COURT LBI,
KINGSTON.
RENTALS FROM
US$600 US$2 000.



TEL 225.55i2621.2?-9
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty. Fully
grilled, tiled. AC, water 24 hours.
etc. Price ($45 000) neg Call 609-
8315.
2 BEDROOM house, pressure
water system, night watchman.
ideal for offices onr small family -
$60 000 Tel. 225-6197 R. Ally
3-BEDROOM apartment, fully
furnished in Craig St
Campbellville for overseas guest
Short term. Call Tel. 223-1329.
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-
1695.
TOP flat 3 bedronr-is, top flat 2
bedrooms, prime business place
bottoms flat. Call 624-0210.
223-1017.
SELF-CONTAINED rooms and
furnished apartments in G/town
for overseas visitors. Call 225-
7131, 611-0800..
FLOOR space measuring 60 ft
length x height 9 ft width 3 ft. in
popular store in Regent Street
central location. Contact 225-
4007.
1 BEDROOM apt (bottom flat)
with inside toilet and bath. 96
Grove Public Rd. Phone 265-
3180. Preferable a couple.
LARGE 2 flat, 3 bedroom house
on happy Acres, Maid Rd. $60
000 per mth. Call 222-3962
between 9 am & 6 pm any day.
ONE bottom flat apartment
toilet, bath, water and
electricity. Price $20 000. Mon
Repos, ECD serious enquiry only.
Tel. 220-0571, 619-2351.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or
single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
622-5776. ..
3 BEDROOM apt. (all rooms self
contained) electricity included
@$70 000, others houses and apts
any price range. Call 226-2372.
EXECUTIVE house in Ogle
residential area, exquisitely
furnished, in breezy area meet
all diplomatic requirements.
Tel. # 624-8315, 222-3346.
ONE executive type house fully
furnished master bedroom and
two bedroom, maids quarter, self
contained apartment indoor
garage, over head tank and
Venerator hot and cold water.
contact 662-5567. 225-4413.
BEL AIR GARDENS/BEL AIR
SPRINGS Queenstown
executive houses residence,
office Eccles, Diamond
furnished executive houses,
Industry Cummings Lodge 1 &
2 bedroom apartment. TEL 226-
8148, 625-1624.
SHORT STAY semi-furnished
3-bedroom house for rent in
Eccles Housing Scheme. 3
months only. $30 000 per
month. 629-3208.
UNFURNISHED one bedroom
self contained apartment price
- $20 000, 130 Garnett St., New
Town Kitty.
BUSINESS place $60 000,
Snackette $80 000. Beauty
S c0 200 Innn I rnet Cafe -
.$50 000, Office space $30
000 K.5. RAGHUBIR Agency
office 225-0545, 642-0636.
FULLY furnished executive
concrete building with air
conditioned, telephone
oarkine over headri tath ,oF'apmd


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UNFURNISHED two storey
building with telephone, parking.
K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency, Office
225-0545, 642-0636.
BEL AIR GARDENS EXECUTIVE
HOUSE UNFURNISHED US$1 200
MONTH Norbert DeFreitas 231-
1506/642-5874.
EXECUTIVE houses by themselves
area Ogle, Atlantic Gardens. Price
$100000 to $250 000 neg. Enquiries
pls. Call 220-7021. Cell 624-6527.
ROOMS for decent single working
females $15 000 each, Sec. 'K' C/
ville top flat $60 000, bottom flat
$50 000, Bagotstown 3 b/room top
flat $35 000, Norton St. $50 000.
Call 225-8088, 650-6050.
CONCRETE bond two section (22'
x 31' (36' x 24') suitable for
store, factory, processing plant,
etc, Public Road Mc Doom Village
Phone 226-1903
ONE big bedroom apt. with kitchen
to hall situated at E17 Ebdinburg,
Sea View side line dam, Anna
Catherina, WCD. Contact Michael s
Shop. Price $7 500 monthly
IMMEDIATELY available of
professional working couple three
edroom top flat fully grilled (AC,
phone overhead tankl Nr. ,-i'
Public Road Mc Doom ii,,
Phone 226-1903.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom bungalow
Swind solar, hot water, in gated
communLit Weekly or monthly rental.
Contact Ganesh 618-5070. 641-

FULLY equipped store in central
Georgetown, glass cases, lights.
phone, office, cas0iei boat dson
or electronics, L ellular phones
alarm systenim G) steel doors and
,1 ,/e in today 50 000. Call
.... i 647-3000 2.'5-2503. .. 5-

QUEENSTOWN fully furnished, 1 ,&
3-bedroom apartment with parking
space to rent. suitable for overseas vsI-
tors on short teml basis. Tel # 226-
5137/227-1843.
POPULAR Video Club in very busy
area in NewAmsteidam. Terms of Sale
& Occupancy can be negotiated Call
333-2990 or after hours 33-3C688
TOP flat $40 000: .11bedroom -
$30 000. rooms 17 000- $19
000. Section F F US$600 &
US$700. house by itself US$500.
Call 225-2709. Business office
bond.
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.
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two. three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential.
from US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
CUMMINGS LODGE: furnished 2-
bedroom bottom flat $45 000.
Unity Place (Croal St.) office space,
internet etc $40 000. BEL AIR
GARDENS 4-bedroom house
US$1200 neg. N.P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928.
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$40n,
Eccles US$1500. Tel. 225-3737,
225-4398.
CUMMINGS Lodge 2-bedroom
top flat $40 000, Bel Air Gardens
4-bedroom executive house US$1
500, Nandy Park 3-bedroom house
(furnished) US$650, Bel Air Park.
4-bedroom house US$800. N. P.
FINANCIAL SERVICES 223-
4928, 648-4799.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY TO
LET AA Eccles US$3000 -
US$4000, Middle St. $60 000 -
US$400, Camp St. $60 000 -
US$40060 Charlotte St. US$600,
Regent t. US$2000 US$15
000 Avenue of Republic -
US 4000, Sec. 'K' C/ville
US$1300, Bel Air Park US$800
US$5000, P.Nagar US$1500,
Lamaha Gd s. US$2500. North
Road US$1600 per flat. high St
Kingston US$4000 and many
more flats to rent Call for details
227-4040, 611-3866.
BEL AIR PARK: 2 buildings, with
3 bedrooms, furnished US$1500
and US$1760 SUBRYANVILLE:
Very nice 4 bedroom fully air
conditioned and furnished
US$1500. BEL AIR GARDENS:
4 bedroom unfurnished
US$1000. LA PENITENCE:
large offices with bonds attached
available at US25 cents per sq
ft. and lots more all over. Call
226-7128, 615-6124
ABSOLUTE REALTY for "Homes
with Style."
FULLY FURNISHED EXECUTIVE
TWO (2)-FLAT BUILDING WITH ALL
MODERN CONVENIENCES,
LOCATED IN POSH UPPER CLASS
RESIDENTIAL AREA: FOUR (4)
BEDROOMS, ',.L WITH, AC
UNITS) TELEPHONE I-L-,,
SCREEN TV TREATED WATER
SYSTEM STAND BYGENERATOR
'AUTOMATIC SWITCH OVER),
LAUNDRY ROOM WITH LARGE
WASHER. CONTACT CHARLES,
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512,
*6- K-r2239 .........................


ONE three bedroom, lower flat,
back building price $45 000.
Address 179 Pike Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-2067.
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 3D x 60 upper
Hadfield St. Stabroek $80 000,
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.
JEWANRAM'S REALTY. "Have
Faith in Christ today". 227-1988,
623-6431, 20-447,0. Email:
jewanarealty@yahoo.com
GEORGETOWN: Hiqh Street
(office/residence) US$2 500, Kitty
- $60,000, $45,000 US$500 (F/F
Caricom/GuyuuCo Gardens -
US$1 500. EAST BANK: Schoo! -
$120 000, Providence $50 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000
Diamond US$1 500, EASt
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000. US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500, Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$500,
Non Pariel $35 000, Le
Ressouvenir US$2 500, Oqle -
US$700/US$1 000, OFFICES:
Central Georgetown US$4
000. Georgetown $100,000/
$60.000 Queenstown US$2 000,
Sheniff- US$1 500, North Road -
US$1 200. Brickdam US$800,
bond. restaurants, etc Versailles --
'xecutive USS3 000, 3
storeved residential/officelbond -
US$1 500. Nandy Park US$650,
Kiltty $45 000, $30 000.



2-STOREY business building. 9
Camp Street. Werk-en-Rust.
Phone 223-9709
FOR sale by owner property at
Public Road De Hoop, Mahaica,
ECD. Call 623-2717.
.HAVE you buildings for sale.
Granville Park. Subryanville,
South Ruimveldt, Kitty, Bel Air.
Call now Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON vacancy 3-storey 3
bedrooms colonial mansion. Ideal
foreign embassy $85M/US$425
000 neg Edersons 226-5496.
CROAL, Stabroek, new 3-storey
concrete 6 luxurious bedrooms
mansion on 3 house lots S65M
neg. Ederson's 226-5496.
COGLANDAM vacant 2 flat
concrete building, front 3
bedrooms, back 2 bedrooms
$5.8M. Ederson's 226-5496.
DURBAN, Lodge new 2-storey, 4
2-bedrooms apartment, monthly
rents pays your mortgages $14M.
Ederson s 2265-5496,
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-storey
mansion on two house lots area
20 vehicles bond 20.000 bags
$30M. Ederson's 226-5496.
MON RE POS ECD new 2-storey
concrete building size 32' x 22
land size 90' x %50 $8M/US$40
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
FRIENDSHIP EBD Public Rd.
new concrete 2-storey 4-
bedrooms luxurious mansion
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
226-5496.
ROBB, Camp St. 3 2-storey
wooden buildings. Ideal for (100)
mini malls. Land road to alley
$28M. Ederson's 226-5496.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. vacant
2-storey 3 bedrooms mansion area
for tennis swimming pool $13.5M/
US$67 000. Ederson's 226-
5496.
ROBB St. Bourda Market new 2-
storey concrete building road,
alley. Ideal 4-storey mini malls
$50M Edereson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings needs general repairs.
Our management services, pays,
rates, taxes. Ederson's 226-5496.
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.
GARNETT St., prime business
place, no repair needed, vacant
possession. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency, office 225-0545, 642-
0636.
ANANDALE THREE BEDROOM
2-STOREY NEWLY REMODEL
LAND SIZE 50 X 100 FT.
ASKING $4.9M. CALL 225-
5591 OR 619-5505.
GREIA-- Mc Doom $7M, Eccles
- $7M, Albertown $7M, Eccles -
$33,. Section "K'- S33M, $65M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4390
LA PENITENCE Main Road 1 2-
storev house with parking for 8-10
cars Ideal for Taxi Service or body
rcshop-.,S8M..Ca"l 25-982, .
G50-27241


ONE going business premises; one
secured beautifully tiled office: one
three-bedroom house fully grilled in
New Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500
4-BEDROOM concrete & wooden
house. Ketley St., Charlestown,
formerly Rudys Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg. Contact
227-6204.




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BRICKDAM $25.5M,
BEL AIR PARK $32M,
REGENT ST. $55M.
HIGH ST. BUSINESS
PREMISES $40M


HOUSION (309 x 120 F.)- 545M,
HAPPY ACRES -
LOIS TOGETHER $35.5M.
2 ACRES OF LAND- IURKEYEN $45M



PARIKA Reserve Road just off
Main road Pet Shop. Building 3-
storey building and land. Asking -
,;39M. Norbert deFreitas 231-
1506/642-5874.
ONE (1) FLAT CONCRETE
HOUSE AT BEST ECD $2M
NEG. CHARLES, SINGH
REALTY. TEL. # 225-5512, 621-
2239.
MIDDLE ST. THREE STOREY
BUILDING PERFECT FOR ANY
BUSINESS.A SKING $65M.
CALL 225-4631, 225-2503, 225-
5591.
NEW house fully furnished. 2.5
bath. central AC. '25 miles from
Disney World. Florida. Price -
US$294 000 or neg. Phone No. 954-
294-7373.
BEL Air Park $22M, Kitty $10M,
Campbellville $15M. South
Ruimveldt Park $9M, UG Area -
$13M. K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency
office 225-0545, 642-0636.
OLEANDER Gardens built up
land 130 ft x 90 ft with house
needs repairs. No agents. $25Me
nep. 222-4161 serious inquires
ony.
PROPERTY with double Lot, 4
bedrooms divided $27M.
Blygezight $13M, Thomas Street
$16M. 2.6 Acres Turkeyen $30M,
south Ruimveldt $12M, $18M,
Guyhoc Park $6M, Garden St. -
$6M. Phone: 618-7483/218-1014.
ECCLES Old Rd $9M, Crane
Old Rd, WCD $3M, Station St.,
Kitty $15M, Chaetau Margot -
$5M. Seeker's Choice 223-
6346 (0), 263-7110 (H)._
RUIMZEIGHT GARDENS -
beautiful concrete property on
double Lot $31M, Vreed-en-
Hoop Public Rd. $19M,
Diamond New Scheme $5M to
$15M, Covent Garden $7.9M.
TEL 226-8148, 625-1624.
PRINCESS Street, Werk-en-Rust -
$5.5M, $7 5M, South Park $8.5M,
G12.5M, $18.5M. Eccles BB $26M,
arnett Street corner $18M neg,
Newtown $13.5M, Roberts Realty,
First Federation Life Bldg., 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 home, 644-
2099.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gds. brand
new breezy corner house
[vacant] phone & parking $8M.
Campbellville, vacant, 3
apartments [7-bedroomed]
corner house [phone & parking]
- $15M. D'Urban St., vacant 2-
flat. 2-family house [close to
Guinness Bar] $5.8M North
East La Penitence vacant 2
apartments house [phone &
parking] $4.,5M. LAND:
Diamond $500 000, North
Ruimveldt $3M, Liliendaal -
$4M. Call: 231-6236.
HERSTELLING EBD $6.5M,
BEST WCD $8.5M, GOOD
HOPE ECD $9M NEG SUSSEX
STREET (BUSINESS &
RESIDENTIAL) $7.5M
LEONORAWCD $12M, EARL'S
COURT LBI $16M BAR
STREET KITTY ;14.5M,
GORDON STREET KITTY (2
BUIDLINGS)- $14M. CHARLES
SINGH REALTY, TEL. 225-5512,
621-2239.
ONE l. i. 1.i. I building 33 000
sq -t ., F' .. for Hotel. Store,
Hospital or any . ,, ,,- .
businesses, etc. Any .- ,r
would be considered ., i i- ,
at Sheriff St. for further information
Tel. 227-1511 N.B.. Extra land to
extend building or new one
S- 1 - t
BUSY four coiner business a,,.2
ilr';i,, on Camp street Larqe
',, very bILus area Suiltaei


FOR SALE BY OWNER 2-storey
fully concreted house 5 bedrooms,
2 full bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet, hot water
tank, eating kitchen built-in
wardrobe, cenial air-conditioner, car
Sarage, front view to Public Road.
ot 6Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-7806;
evening 225-8410.
BARGAINS Albertown $7M, Kitty
$8M, Good Hope $28M, (fully
furnished) Land on Highway 30
acres, HOUSE LOTS-Friendship
50 x 70 complete equipment for
workshop and more Call 225-9134
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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.

NEW HOPE East Bank Demerara
three vacant house lots. each 40ft
by 108.9 ft (4356 sq ft) will sell
each for $1. M but if somebody
wants all 3, we'll give them for
$3.6M. Remember you are talking
about more than 13,000 s ft of land.
BEL AIR PARK: 4 bedroom $21 M,
3 bedroom $32M. SECTION K. 2
bedroom concrete $20M and lots
more all over. Call 226-7128, 615-
6124 ABSOLUTE REALTY "The
Home of Better Bargains."
TONY Reid have all price reduced
by 33% for Christmas, South
Ruimveldt $6M, $8M Re public
Park $18M, Meadow Brook Garden
$16M, Sec 'K' $14M. Kitty $10M,
Queenstown $14M, Prashad Nagar
$19M, mansion on 3 house lots
reduced from $85M to US$275
000, Jackaranda Ave. reduced for
$55M, double lot for swimming
pool US$198 000, Eccles $14M,
land from $1M upward and Earl
Court $4.2M. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty the World #1 Realtors.
2252626, 231-2064. E-mail
tonyreids@hotmail.com.
BEAUTIFUL CONCRETE
PROPERTY REPUBLIC PARK
$33M, DIAMOND, ENMORE
massive concrete property
reduced to $16.5M. Blygezight
$13.5M, Subryanville (on
double lot) Vlissengen Road,
Sheriff St., Republic Park and
Le Ressouvenir with pool,
GuySuCo Gardens, Kitty $6M
to $14.5M, Cummings St. -
$12M. Friendship $12.9M, Mc
Doom $4.5M, Vreed-en-Hoop
Public Rd. $19.5M, Leonora
Public Road $10.75M, Crane
Pub. Rd. land $3M, & 5
properties with rice mill $45M,
Anna Catherina $2.75M, 15
acres Canal #1 $11.75M,
Non Pariel $4.5M, David St.,
Kitty- $26.5M. TEL. 226-8148/
625-1624.
JEWANRAM'S Realty "HAVE
FAITH IN CHRIST TODAY" -
227-1988. 270-4470, 623-
6431. Non Panel $6M/$8M/
$10M/$12M, Imax Gardens -
$14M/$10M/$7M, Annandale -
$10M/$4M, Courbane Park -
$7M/$12M, Lusignan $12Mi
$4M, Good Hope $26M/
$14M/$3M, Triumph $14M/
$9M, Success $6M. Happy
Acres $25M/$45M, Atlantic
Gardens $14M/$20M/$25M/
S34M. Ogle $35M,/$28M/
$16M/$10M. Lamaliha Gardens
$16M, Prashad Nagar $18M/
$25M, Bel Air Park $22M/
$30M. Kitty $24M'S9M
Albertown $1l5M. East Street -
$24M. Success Street businessi
$9M, Friendship EBD $16M,
Parika bLusiness' SI-I30M
University GardensTurkeven -
$80M.'$35M. Sublvanville
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BRICKDAM three flats.
suitable for executive office.
school, doctor's office, having all
the amenities with parking a lot
- $125M, CAMP ST. large
commercial three flats, suitable
for store, whole sale distributor.
and retail outlet $60M. CAMP
ST. large three flats, suitable for
residence, school, executive
office has parking for many
vehicles $80M, DIAMOND
PUBLIC ROAD two flats
suitable for retail outlet.
restaurant, guest house $30M,
PALMYRA, BERBICE -
residential and business place,
with a workshop and bond $60M,
ALEXANDER VILLAGE large
three flat residence, business,
workshop (bond), just off the
Public Road, suitable for office,
wholesale and retail $28M,
NORTON ST. beautiful residence
three bedrooms, parking $14M,
SECTION 'K' large two flats
concrete (new) three bedrooms
parking $35M ECCLES two flats.
concrete and wood residential
in good condition, three
bedroom also two apartments,
parking $14M, FRIENDSHIP two
flats concrete and wood with
business $13.5M. Also Regent
Street, Kitty, Sussex St., Meadow
Brook Gardens. Lusignan.
Triumph, Enmore, Plaisance.
Samantha Point Grove.
Diamond, Blankenburg,
Houselots, housing schemes, rice
and aquaculture farming. large
acreage in Demerara and
Berbice GIVE US A CALL ON
226-4362 OR E-MAIL:
SRHOMES2005@Yahoo.com OR
VISIT US AT SUGRIM'S REAL
ESTATE AGENCY &RELATED
SERVICES AT 1 HADFIELD &
GEORGE STS., W/RUST.
'CC'ECCLES $15M. GROVE -
$6.5M & $12M, W. Ruimveldt -
M8M, P/Nagar $25M. N. P.
FINANCIAL SERVICES 223-
4928, 648-4799.
N epa n t 2 0 0 2 @ ya
TWO (2-FLAT 3-BEDROOM
WOODEN AND CONCRETE
PROPERTYAT BEST WCD WITH
VERANDAH PLU'STOILETAND
BATH UPSTAIRS, LIGHT, WATER
AND TELEPHONE MASSIVE
LAND SPACE. COST $8.5M,
CHARLES, SINGH REALTY. TEL.
225-5512, 621-2239.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY 227-
4040, 628-0796, 611-3866 -
Lamaha Gdns prop. 3 B/K
presently with Income of
US$1800 per month price $40
miJion_ neg.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY 227-
4040, 628-0796 611-3866 -
Beautiful Queenstown property
on double lot $78 million neg.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY- 227-
4040. 611-3866 Business spot
on Public Road, Kitty for
restaurant -.$37 million neg.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY -227-
4040, 611-3866 Centrally
located 4 storey building on
North Rd. & King St. for offices
price US$675 000 neg.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY apt
building with 8 3 B/K apts
swimming pool and has an
income ofU $16000 per month
price US$1.9 million. Call 227-
4040, 611-3866.____
ONE business premises a
Funeral Home with style on
double lot with 3 buildings on
the WBD. Call Louie 225-2709,
623-2591.
3 STOREY wooden and
concrete house at Good Hope
Mahaica ECD (land space
5100 sq ft house 2000 sqft .
huge parking space etc. Built
rice $1M. Tel. 228-2342, 649-
670.
SANDY Babb St., Kitty 3-storey
business property ith space for
another building $17M; Ketley
St., Charlestown, 1 2-storey
concrete house plus 50 x 30
concrete bond $20M; Gordon
St., Kitty 2 2-storey buidings on
one lot $14M; Kaikan St., North
Ruimveldt 1 2-storey house, 5
rooms, excellent condition -
$15.5M. For more information,
cal Naresh Persaud 225-9882.

FUTURE HOMES REALTY -
227-4040, 611-3866, 628-0796
- Property for sale
QUEENSTOWN $16M $78M,
Bel Air Park $24M $55M,
Durban $18M, Kitty $17 $34M,
Vreed-en-Hoop $65M, Meadow
Brook $17M, Lamaha Gdns
B60M King Edward St. $10M,
ilygezight Gdns $19M Saffon
St. $5M, Diamoed H/Seheme
- $11M, Agricola $10M, Ogle -
$20 US$550 000, Parafaith
Harmony $5.2M Regent St. -
$45M US$1.6M, Plaisance -
$23M, Sheriff St $60M -
US$1.3M, Alexander Village -
$28M Atlantic Gardens -$23M
- $100M Subryanville $70M -
$125M, Bel Air Springs $67M,-
$165M, Linden $5 9M. Set,
K' C/yill. X $22M., cl#w.-aeI p
$33M &.CEcci=s $ .OM_ 1 .
Ecclib $25M, Ctaffder"Gdns:.
- $47M, Goo:j '"pe 'WBD '-
50MM, Broad St. Charlestown -
40M, Bel Air Gdns. $87M -
$95M Kingston $20M -
U S $ 5 2 5 0 0 . ,0. .- ,-


ONE FRIDGE. EXCELLENT
CONDITION. CALL 265-5876.
PITBULL puppies bred for
excellence. Call N4-2524.
1 BED, 1 wardrobe $8 000
each, vanity $6 000. Call 226-
4692.




1 YAMAHA

GENERATOR
7 500 watts.
Max: 10 000 watts

Brand new in box
S, :C. S2.0 00

Records, IPs, old

Indiin music &

Er nlisih o di'

IFr.ce $200 each.


Tel: 617-1755

PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060, 641-2026.
HANGING baskets, 1 Yamaha
generator, 2600 watts. Tel. 618-
526.
POMPEK PUPS 6 WEEKS
OLD. FULLY VACCINATED. 231-
4702.
POOL table (slate) new cover,
new balls etc coin operated
cheap. Tel. 629-6276.
1 BRAND new Whirlpool drer,
super capacity. Call 218-43 4 or
618-5805.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026, 227-006)0.
NEW Briggs pressure washer
2200 psi $98 000. Call 225-
2611, 225-5645.
STALLS located at Stabroek
market corner spot good location
225-4413, 662-5567, 619-9972.
BREEDERS Club puppy sale
price's start at $50 000. 233-
..517, 622-1957 .....
ONE prime business property
land and bond situated at
corner. Tel. # 226-1629.
ONE Laptop $85 000 and one
desk top computer $120 000
neg. 225-6984 or 621-5154.
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.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline 11
.speakers, 2800 watts. Call 226-
2913, 615-1203..__
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups fully
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
646-9456, 231-1074.
SHOCK treatment for swimming
pools. Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm), Mon. to Fri.___
1 4-CYLINDER Mitsubishi
diesel engine for dreding with
1 4 4-pump. Call 643-4530.
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.
21 FT Grady white cabin
cruiser 200Hp Yamaha. Phone
223-9709, 265-6180.
23 FT Fibre Glass 115 Hp Yamaha.
Phone 223-9709, 265-6180.
IMPORTED from the USA
heavy embroidered curtains.
Balance parcel available.
Phone 227-6202.
NEW HONDA GENERATOR
2500 WATTS UK-EU
STANDARDS. CALL 233-5500.
399 BARAMITA STREET South
Ruimveldt Gardens. Contact
OWEN KING WITHIN.
SHOP for sale at Timerhri
Market. Call Newton Allicock -
621-2569/227-5341/261-2612.
BEAUTIFUL new size 10
wedding dress (too small for
bride) US$300. Call 222-
3962.
-.ON 12(-00 BTU Unit, one
Ifoor model plastic sealing
macmine-, one air compressor.
Pl a'e call 222-2702, 222-
-1507 or 623-7212.
1 40Hp outboard engine,
Yhanna Dry shaft for sale 28
length Contaci Rich 225-9304.


1 AVANTI Fridge $58 000, I1
Avanti AC, 3,000 BTU $40 000.
Phone No. 226-2053 or 647-
2982.
ONE beautiful 8 weeks old
male pomnpek mixed with
dachshund (fawn and white).
Tel. 231-7590, 627-3330.
ONE Datsun engine and geai
box 120Y, good condition. Price
- $40 000. Call 617-8242 cell
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
227-4857 (8 am -4 pn), Mon.
to Fri.
3 POOL tables. CHEAP. Must
be sold. Owner leaving Ally 9
Railway Line Better Hope, ECD.
220-3683.
ON sale for one week Black
leotard and tights, dancing shall
each $1000. Call Roxie's Fashion
- 227-8538, 622-4386
ORIGINAL BRAND NAME
CLOTHES FROM THE USA.
JEANS- $3 000, SHIRTS/TOPS
- $1 500. 220-4791.
NEW Pioneer DVD/CD
Duplicator burns 5 discs at a
time- $169 000. Call 225-2611,
225-5645.
64" PHILIPS TV brand new, also
Bose 321 Series 11 DVD home
entertainment system. 225-2319.
226-4177
2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
1 LEYLAND 7 ton dump truck
good working condition $475
00. Tel. 227-8890.
1 NEW rubber boat with paddle,
patch can fetch 2 drums diesel
and 3 persons, uses a 40 HP
engine. Call 227-2318.
GARAGE sale household items
such as beds, tables, carpet,
dishes, dinner set, boots, etc. Call
226-1429, 10 am 4 pm.
AMERICAN made air conditioner
220 volts. Window type, working
excellently. Tel. 226-7085, 225-
6288-
POOL tables and accessories
such as coin shoot, rubber, balls,
cloth, rockets and chalk.
Contact Naka 220-4298. 609-
3311.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W auto
transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors, belts,
valves knobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11 car.
perfect condition. Property at
75E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours.
EARTH, sand and reef sand,
excavating, grading, leveling
of sand, clearing & laying of
pipe also done. Call 628-3840.
STUDY desks, lamps, stool, 36"
fan, bed, kitchen ware,
projection screen, coffee set
and more. Dial 227-1234.
2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
DACHSHUND puppies 8 weeks
old. Already vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact Tel. 270-4225.
BRAND new V3i Razr with itunes
V6 PebI and L7 SIvr. Contadc
Sultan 645-6217, Shiek 660-0930.
HONDA 6500 ES generator from
Canada, one freezer (whirl pool),
chest freezer. Call 225-7978,
57900.
1 USED RZ engine, 1 Mitsubishi
canter 4D 32 engine, 1 canter
breaks Survo. Call 226-2996,
614-1150.
2 BRAND new-imported Pools
Table. Contact Mohan Persaud,
11 Independence St., La Grange,
WBD. 263-5226.
FREON gas: 11, 12 22, 502,
134A & 404A, also Heliurm gas
for balloons an Argon gas.
Phone 227-4857 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri. ____
COMPLETE Computer System -
internet ready, 15' monitor, 1 yr.
warrant- $63 000. FREE printer.
Call 225-2611, 225-5645.
BILLBOARD top hits 1950 -
2006. Get our music selection on
CD/MP3. Contact 626-8019 231-
2440. -Web:
wwwyahtunes.bravahost.com
GOING cheap household articles
- double bunk with mattresses,
freezer needs little repairs centre
table chairs, Call 220-1697. 612-
5807.
SUITE OF CHAIRS $25 000,
cabinet $15 000 chest of drawers
- $15 001 ..dD case (new
Telephone 227-3542.
FIBREGLASS Boat 20 x 6 ft cabin
cruise $60 000 slightly damaged
phone 225-4631, 225-2503, 647-
00,0.. .


BEAUTIFUL and adorable
dashund mix with pompex pups
one year old Very loving pets. a
lovely gift for Christmas. Call 227-
6202.
5,138 sq ft property with two
storey concrete building and
large yard space aot 1 Princes
Street, Charlestown (near
Texaco). US$400 000 neg. Call
231-1996.
60 KVA Multiquip diesel
generator rated current 120v/
240v/480v 3 Phase 144 Amps
with wisper watt technology. 233-
6517, 622-1957.
33 X 12.5 R 15 wheels, future
tyres on lovely aluminum rims -
200 000 OBO. 4x4 gear box in
perfect condition Toyota 22 RE -
$65 000. 220-4791,.
PROJECTORS, Laptop digital
cameras, guitars, keyboards. DVD
recorders, Plasma TVs. I-Pods,
PSP, Phones Tel # 226-6432,
225-8628 Majesics_
1 BILLARD table. I 3-speed De
Walt buffing machine (110v), 1
sanding machine. Assorted
mechanical and welding tools.
Contact M. Singh 645-1976, 612-
8337.
SONY and Panasonic DVD and MP
3 Player. Price $14,095. 19" LG
TV. One big microwave oven -
models: NN T695,T785 and also
one Magic Chef microwave. Tel;
645-8837.
15 INCHES Super pro speakers
1600 watts $35 000 per pair. DBX
bass booster $60 000, step up
transformer 15,000 watts locally
made $60 000. 220-4791.
DELL Dimension Computer
system (Black), 2 Ghz Processor,
17" monitor, internet ready
Windows XP, 1 yr. warranty $98
000. Call 225-2611, 225-5645
HURRY to Sky Universal, authorized
dealer of Phillips Sky Digital Satellite
Dish. For the best offer, 156 Channels
including pay per view and audio.
Call 227-151, 231-609
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.
ONE cruiser fishing boat 55 ft x 9 x 6
with seine, one 46 Yamaha engine
(in good working) condition) and ice
box (boat compete) sea wordy price
$2.5 million negotiable. Te 223-
5549.
NEW commercial water
purification system (Plant) -
reverse osmosts, sediment,
carbon and polyphosphate fitters.
sterlizers complete with tanks
pump fittings, etc. Instalation
free. Price -$1.5M neg. Tel. 629-
4236.
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.
BRAND new Elite inline skates
size 7 $12 000 1 Nintendo 64
controller $6 500, 1 children
pools table $3 500. 231-4702.
COMPUTER Programs from $2 000,
AutoCAD 2006, antivirus 2006,
office, Adobe Premiere, After effects,
Dreamweaver MX, Accounting,
Point-of-Sale, Typing Spanisi,
Games and more. Anthony. 625-
7090, 227-8010.
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb $4 000;
Alum 55-lb $5 000, Soda Ash -
50-lb $7 500, Sulphuric Acid 45-
gal $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
leaving.
OXYGEN and Acetylene gases -
fast and efficient service. 10 11
Mc Doom Public Road, EBD.
Phone 223-6533 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 am 12
noonn.
1 LAND Dredge, 6" complete with,
2 Perkins 2 2000 series, pipes,
camps, etc $5.5M, neg. Call 625-
8421, 231-0838.
ONE Caterpillar 236 Skid Steer
Loader, three 12 wheeler twin steer
Leyland DAF truck 23 cubic yards,
one 3.5 cubic yard concrete mixer
truck. Tel. # 226-7352. 622-4507.
SEWING services (any style)
modern dance shoes, sandals,
tights, leotards, unitards, swim suits,
gym wear, athletics gear. All style
and size (made to order) dance
certificate, evening gown, school
clothing, raw material, etc. 122
Merriam's Mall, Bourda. 622-
4386, 227-8538.
S1 -.REIRIE T (Whipool),
11f0 voted w int condition, 1
L- arilp creari 8' x21'. 1 carpet
(Green) 9'sx 12, carpet (Brown x
12', 2 pairs single drawer beesldL,
table 1 small ook case, 1 16"
bicycle, 1 12") bicycle. Call Tel, f
2 22-22 14 : .


BUSINESS FOR SALE.
COMPLETE BUSINESS (STORE)
with all equipment, showcases, good
will and positive income at a prime
main road location, WBbD iveav'ay
price ready for immediate takeover.
Call "MAX" on 264-2498, 609-8132
now for more details and viewing.
MUST GO. PORTABLE DVD
PLAYERS HALOGEN LIGHTS (10
MINI CANDLE POWER), ROTORZIP
MITRE SAW ELECTRIC JACk
HAMMER, BAND SAW, CIRCLE
SAW, 3 HP ROUTER IMPACT
RATCHET IMPACT DRIVE GUN
IMPACT dHISEL, TILE CUTTER
(ELECTRIC) CARBIDE TIP ROUTER
BITS. ALL NEW IN BOX. CALL 621-
6049, 227-6203,
DELL COMPUTERS Brand new
Pentium 4 (3.06 GHz) and Celeron
(2.5GHz) computers. With modem,
network card, 128MB video, 256/
512 MB memory, CD burner/DVD
player, USB keyboard and mouse
and 17 inch flat screen or monitor
Custom orders and wholesale
offered. For details call Raval @ 223-
5308 or 626-8784 or come in at 63
Fifth Street Alberttown. 9 11 am
and 12- 5 pm.
ONE complete music set with 8
bottoms 18' Fane speakers, 6 upright
tops with 15" double speakers. 4 -
44T Drive homes, 6 QSC amplifiers,
egualisers, crossovers (Numark), 1 -
32 amps Turn-up transformer, 6 -
100 watts bullets. Also 8 metal hail
spot lamps 18" x 15" complete with
wires. disco lights, foggin machine.
One Nissan 4x 4 complete with bed
liner, search lamps and winch. Call
263-7305 or 618-8996
75 4-Feet Defuser parabolic,
Fluorescent lamps 4 tubes 240V -
$8 000 each 100 new truck tyre liners
- Good year size 20 $1 000 each,
1 Briggs and Stratton Pressure
Washer 2000 PSI, 2.1 pressure water
pump stainless steel pump barrel -
$30 000, 1 truck dump pump $25
000, 1 computer transformer input -
110 or 120, 220 or 240, 380 or 415
out 110. 1220, 220. 240 $55 000,
1 Canon NP 6221 Photocopy
machine needs servicing $100 000,
1 Xerox 5028 photocopy machine
needs servicing $1R00 000. All
machines on stand with wheels and
have a manual. Owner migrating -
62 1-492 8. .... ...... -------------------
VAN NORMAN CRANKSHAFT
GRINDER VAN NORMAN SHAFT
GRINDER, RADIAL DRILLING
MACHINE LATHES (VARIOUS
SIZES, PEDESTAL DRILLING
MACHINES, CENTERLESS
GRINDR, VICTORIA MILLING
MACHINE VAN NORMAN ROTARY
BROACH. Call 233-2497 during
working hours or 615-4288 after
hours.
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. Conact
624-3187..
NIGEL'S WOOD WORKING
COLIDGEN INDUSTRIAL SITE ECD.
SPECIALISE IN KITCHEN
CUPBOARD FURNITURE, PANEL
DOORS & SPINDLES, ETC.
PURPLE HEART DOORS SQUARE
DOORS- $17 000, SQUARE INNER
ARCH DOORS $20 000, SINGLE
FRAME $35 000, SINGLE ARCH
DOORWITH DOUBLE FRAME- $50
000, DOUBLE ARCH DOOR WITH
DOUBLE FRAME $80 000.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. TEL. 270-
4532 OR 624-7023.
1 100 KW KOMATU
GENERATOR SET PRICE -
$2,950 000 (two million, nine
hundred and fifty thousand
dollars) OBO. 1 197 KW ON
HAND GENERATOR SET, WITH
CUMMINGS ENGINE. PRICE $3
000 000 (three million dollars)
OBO. 1 125 KW CAT (3304)
GENERATOR SET PRICE: $3
000 000) three millions). OBO 1
-20 KW DETROIT GENERATOR
SET PRICE:$1 200 000 (one
million two hundred thousand
dollars) OBO. Generator sets have
been overhauled and are in
perfect working condition. 1
ITCH WITCH (6510) TRENCHER
BACKHOE with new chain and
in perfect working condition. 1
BENFORD 3 TONS CONTRACT
DUMPER. CONTACT DETAILS: P
& L Engineering & Construction
Company Lt 61E Vi David
Street, Kitty. Tel. # 227-4386 or
227-4412.
1 LARGE MILWAKEE Delta drill
press 110, 240v on stand $105 000;
1 bench type drill press English
made, 110 v $60 000' 1 1Black &
Decker crosscut saw, l1bv-$10000;
1 2 000 watts transformer $10 000
1 new 16-feet ladder aluminum in 2
- 8-ft. half English made $25 000;
1 4-feet platform ladder for cleaning
- $10 000', 1 side and edae sander
110 24d v on stand $30 000;
industrial and commercial Dayton
vacuum cleaner with large dust bag,
S10v for floororor carpet cleaning -
$35 000' 1 truck hydraulic dump
pump $5 000; 200 new tyre iners
for truck size 20 -$1 000UU ech /
1 large bench grinder 110v 30
000; 10 buckets of 5-gallon carpet
adhesive paste $5 000 each; 4
wash basins wit hot and cold water
fittings -8 000each B h made
50 parab~olic diffuser 4 ft.x 2 ft.
s with cubical reectors and 4
-4-t_ tubes 240 volts -$12 500 each'
12 GE cuit laps w balls
240v 2284ea, atts.
Call 641-2284.


21 BEDFORD Model
M truck. Tel: 455-2303.
TOYOTA Corona TT 130 PCC. Tel.
226-4705.
1 RZ minibus excellent condition.
Contact 227-8587.
ONE TOYOTA TUNDRA F
150. TEL. 623-5534, 227-
3717
ONE 3-ton Toyota Dyna with
aluminum box tray. Call 621-2859
2000 MODEL Toyota Tacoma.
Tel. 610-3880. 612-7666.Price
n egotiable.
1 BMW 3 series, fully loaded. Owner
leaving. Call 647-4501, Paul. _
1 AT 192 excellent condition
full powered. Tel. No. 265-
364.


MITSUBISHI
PAJERO JR
A/T, 4WD, A/C,
P/S, P/W, P/M
AIR BAGS, ABS,
CD/CASSETTE
1100cc
IN IMMACULATE
CONDITION

TEL: 621-6015

TOYTOA Hilux diesel double cab
ick iup $1.7M. 623-1436. 231-
6 6 1.- ........ ..
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Reasonable condition $650
000. Call 645-5343 or 225-5363.
1 IPSUM Wagon PHH 9633 phone
between 8 am 5pm. 226-6603,
DODGE Grand Caravan (SE) 5-
door double air bags, like new.
226-4177. 225-2319.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered, mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 0o0
neg..........
AT 192 CARINA, PHH Series.
1.4 mln. Owner leaving. Call
225-3221/8915 Office.
1 BLACK Toyota Long base Extra
cab pick up. Contact M. Singh
645-1976 or 612-8337.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle truck
with hyhab dump 20-cyd. Tray.
Price neg. Call 640-2365.
AT 192 CARINA, fully powered with
mags and CD. Price $1.4M neg.
Tel 266-2461, 625-6397.
ONE long base Canter truck in
good working condition. 3-ton.
Contact Ravi 622-1782/264-
2391.
1 AE 110 Corolla. Fully powered
with mas and CD, PJJ sees. Price
$1.5M neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-
6397.
AT 192 CARINA, PJJ series, one
owner, never in hire. Excellent
condition $1,3M. Contact 259-
3237 or 619-9451.
ARRIVING January 15 AT 192
Carina wharf price $500 000 up and
more book now. Contact Carib Auto
Sales 627-1331.___
2 LONG base RZ minibus EFI in
excellent condition. Contact 229-
6533 or 613-2798.
1 TOYOTA AT 192 Carina good
condition, mags, AC, etc. Price neg.
Call 222-489. .
AE 91 Sorinter $500 000 ne.
Contact Rigby No. # 621-5007
Home 256-3889: ,',
'1 SV 50 TOYOTA Vipta like new
conditions serious; a llries only.
Must be sold. Tel. 226-1844 227-
4473, 227-4474, 225-6798.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla, AC,
mags spoiler, music, etc.
Excellent condition, never in
hire $700 000. Call 629-4236.
1 RZ Long base new model with
1KZ engine, manual gear box,
fully powered. AC, crystal lights.
New from Japan.'f.e, 226-9109.
NISSAN PULSAR FOUR DOOR
CAR. FULLY LOADEDOSILVER ONE
OWNER LIKE NEW: ASKING -
$1.7M.' CALL 225-5SI91, 619-5505.
MIGRATING HONDAVi gor-$1.2M
Toyota MK 11 $1.5M, BMW 528E
- $850 000, Laurel Grande $650
000. All fully equipped. Prices
negotiable. 2.5- 641-0607.
Leave message. '
1 HILUX Surf Wv'red
sunroof, nickel crah bar, loud
sound system, alarm maa rims,
mint condition $2.3M. Call 259-
3054, 609-6315. ,.


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AT 192 Carina, PJJ, lady
driven $1 325 000. AT 212
Carina, 17" Chrome, music, in
mint condition $1.8m.
Unique Auto Sales. Tel: 227-
3551, 647-0856.
1 TOYOTA Single Cab Hilux,
L. H. D., manual, immaculate
condition. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-14001
621-5902._
1 Toyota Celica Sports Car,
2-door, automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mag rims, CD
player. Price $1.6M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 HILUX Surf fully powered,
sunroof, nickel crash bar, loud
sound system, alarm ma rims,
mint condition $2.3M. Call 259-
3054, 609-6315.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-door
manual, 4xx 4, saightsix, left hand,
immaculate condition. Price $1.6M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
5902.
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina
Wagon (back wheel drive),
automatic, excellent condition
solid engine. Price $400 00d
neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual, excellent condition
- $625 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Double Cab Hilux
(4-wheel drive) 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, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-door)
22R engine, (4 x 4) automatic,
crash bar, 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 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long Base 15-
seater mini bus, (En), brand
new engine, chrome mag
rims, music, immaculate
condition. Price $1.2M.
Credit Available. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-
5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4
(immaculate condition) -
automatic., fully powered, AC,
chrome ma rims, crash bar, CD.
Price $3.2M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
I NISSAN Serena (mini van) -
fully loaded (hardly used)
automatic, fully powered, dual
sun roof, AC, sliding door. Price -
$3M. Contact Rocky # 225-
400 or 621-5902.
2 AT 170 Toyota Coronas (half
light & full light) automatic, illyy
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $850 000
each. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
621-5902.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet (2-
door), Turbo (PGG series),
manual, fully powered, AC,
CD player, alarm. Price -
$800000. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA HILUX Surf (4 x 4)
PHH Series, automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mag rims, crash
ars, fog lamps, CD player,
alarm, sunroof music set step
bar, immaculate condition
hardly used. $2 350 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400.
AT 170 Carina fully powered
automatic, mint condition $706
000. Single Cab pick-up
Longbase 2L diesel $1.3, diesel
Surf 199 $6.M. (1) RZ mini-
bus, EFI. Phone: 618-7483, 218-
1014.
1 RZ EFI long base mag crystal
lights, recently spray good
condition, 1 Corolla 111 Model
double air bag, crystal lights.
Excellent condition. Tel. 627-
8989, 649-8530.
ONE Nissan Caravan mini bus in
ood working condition. Contact
unil on 226-9256 (H), 616-6845
(cell).
EXCAVATOR Daewoo Solar
200 111 (Factory refurbished).
Contact Sam 625-7741, 222-
3807.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
S2.3M. Call 225-2611.


ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact 616-
3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
AT 170 CORONA EFI,
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered. Tel.
222-2905, 641-3821.


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THE SMART PLACE TO
BUY AND SELL A CAR
LOT 2 GEORGE H& IADRILD ST
iTL 226 5546 OR 226 9951
DOCTOR driven, automatic Hilux
4 by 4 Surf Fore Runner.
Immaculate condition. Tel. 226-
7085, 225-6288.
2 RZ minibus, BHH series, 1 HB 12
Sunny EFI stick gear, fully powered
PHH series. Phone 268-3953, 612-
5419.
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NISSAN Presea mags fully power,
air conditioned, good condition.
Asking $550 600. Call Elson -
622-5 465.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one AE
100 Corolla both automatic,
fully powered, excellent
condition. Tel. 626-7452.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in excellent
working condition, needs body work
deck, tape dec AC etc. Tel. 617-
4063/225-0236
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma, access
doors, Extended Cab. 2003
Toyota Tundra, fully loaded.
619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE Nissan Sunny wagon,
mag rims, in working
condition. $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
6159.
1 SV 32 TOYOTA Camry,
automatic, mag CD, excellent
condition. Call 225-4435, 624-
7250.
LONG Base RZ, BGG series in
immaculate condition with solid
engine, gear box and Def. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 $950 000 neg.
Shahab.
ONE AE 100 Toyota Corolla, in
excellent working condition.
Price neg. Phone 227-7458,
613-6149.P
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100 Suzuki
750 katana M/bike. Tel. 231-4586,
622-6448.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double axle
truck with hyhab.dump, 20-cyd.
Tray. Price neg. tall 640-2365
1 D4E BULLDOZER, 1 TK Dump
Truck, 1 John Deere Backhoe. Call
623-9566. ____
ONE AT 170 CORONA Motor car,
EFI in excellent condition recently
resprayed CD EQ, AC, PW, spoiler.
Call 231-5686.
NISSAN Sunny 2003 model only
done 6 000 miles, AC/PS/PW/ABS,
fully loaded, never registered -
$2.2M. Call 225-2611, 225-5645.
1 HONDA CRV, PHH series, like
new, big music, mags AC, air bag.
Contact Shafeez. 220-2047, 614-
1939.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser 2006
model, leather seats, auto and fully
powered left hand drive$14
million. One 1998 model Land
Cruiser (manual) immaculate
condition $12 million. Tel 227-
4040, 225-0995, 611-3866.
HONDA Civic 2001 Model, CD
Changer, mag rims, spoiler fully
flared, leather interior, 44,000
Km, from Singapore $1.5M
negotiable (on the wharf)
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179.
JAGUAR XJ 12- 12-cylinder sports
car. Needs general work. Sold as is
- $75 000. Phone 647-3000, 225-
4631, 225-2503.
LINCOLN Town car (Ford) four-
door luxury Sedan automatic,
power window, locks, digital dish,
TV & DVD players, air conditioning.
Only 47 000 miles. Like new -
$3.5M. Terms available, Phone
647-3000, 225-2503, 225-4631.
FORD Lincoln limousine, (Black) -
seats 7, just arrived in country, needs
some work. Sold as is with
documents $2 million. Tel. 225-
4631, 225-25K03,647-7300.
STRETCH Limousine, White
(largest in country), seats up to 16
persons equipped with 4 TV
screens, DVD sound system. Fully
powered. Too much lo mention.
Contact Exotic Rentals 68 Robb
Street Lacytown, G/t. Tel. 227-
7677, 647-3000 Mr. Singh.


FORD tow truck needs minor work -
P600 000. Phone 624-8402, 225-
503.
190E MERCEDES Benz Special
Edition automatic, fully powered,
2.6-cylinder, full flair package & lots
of extra. Must see have minor work.
Sold as is $1.1M cash. 225-2503,
225-4631.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5 Miata
sports car, hard and soft top, low
mileage. Price negotiable $1.3M
neg. Term available. Phone 227-
7677, 647-3000, 225-2503.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE-V6 fully
powered, slightly damaged, sold as
is with documents $675 000. Phone
225-2503, 225-4631. 624-8402.
NISSAN Frontier Extra cab pick up
1999 model 4x4 automatic, V6, crash
bar, winch, brand new types, mags,
flair, bedliner, etc. In immaculate
condition, GJJ series $@950 000
neg. Call 276-0313, ?26-1141,
Shahab.
TOYOTARZ Long base, BGG series,
in excellent condition. $875 000
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141,
Shahab.
ONE Four wheel drive long base
English made Land Rover in good
working condition. Suitable for farm,
transporting goods. Tel 628-8273,
622-2242.
1 SPRANKIN new 212 Carina mag
rims, music system 50 000 KI and
clock_PKKseries. Tel. 618-6809.
PJJ Toyota Hilux Surf 4x4, fully
powered, AC, automatic, CD, mags
in immaculate condition $2.4M
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141,
Shahab.
TOYOTA Glanza fully
automatic, AC/PS/PW ABS, mag
rims, never registered $1.8 .
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
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, magrims, fog
lamps, original spoiler. Price neg.
Tele _hone 622-0322...........
TOYOTA Carina E. 5-door, lift back,
sun roof, fully powered, a/c,
automatic, exce ent condition one
owner from new. Tel. 225-2471 or

TOYOTA Townace small bus 12-
seater good condition. Priced to go
- $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 623-34D4, 222-6708.
BMW 525i Black four-door car air
bag, leather interior. Also Honda
DeTsol Convertible sport car. 226-
4177, 225-2319.-
1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab Tacoma
(2001 model), first owner (like
new) immaculate $3.1M neg.
225-6995, 628-0796.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors, good
condition, CD/Tape player, bubble
tray dual air ba, mag rims, etc. -
$. _M neg. Tel. 220-T416.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully loaded,
Model C 33, 4-cylinder, gear, (PW,
PM PS). Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab pick-up
LN 170 2L diesel also Nissan 1997
Pathfinder with 4-cylinder engine.
225-2319, 226-4177,
1 MF399 110-90 Fiat, 115-90
Fiat, 1 580c Hymac, 1 Defender
90 land Rover, 1 3700 Fiat
combine. Call1616-_402,_649-1339.
1 MITSUBISHI Canter enclosed
excellent condition GHH series.
Price $1.7 million. 1 Hiace Super
Custom minibus, working condition,
PFF series. Price $600 000.
Telephone 259-3158
GKK series, 1999 model Toyota
Tacoma Extra Cab, 4x4 automatic,
V6 engine, fully powered, air bag,
etc in immaculate condition $2.
million. Call 276-0313, 626-1141,
Shahab.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf PHH series,
4x4, fully powered AC,
automatic, 5 door, crash bar, fog
lamp, mags, flair, roof rack, in
immaculate condition $2.3M
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141,
Shahab.
GKK series Toyota Tacoma
Extra Cab, 4x4 1995 model,
automatic, air bag, 3RZ engine,
AC, etc. in immaculate
condition $2.4 million. Call
276-0313,_626-1141, Shahab.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water tender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder
all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT 192
Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry, AE 91
Corolla CWaon. Owner leaving
country. Can# 645-6288, 231-
0555. 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.
TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint condition,
PHH series, fully powered mnag rims,
side bars, fog lamps and crystal h/
lights. Sony CD/MP3/tape player.
$3M negotiable. Contact 648-9485,
624-1102, 226-7228.


ONE Toyota Land Cruiser fully
pow ered, PJJ Series mint condition,
newtyres, mas, etc. Must see. Owner
migrating $7.M neg. One Toyota
A 91 ful powered, automatic, mag
whees. Excellent condition $650
000 neg. 641-2284.
ONE TOYOTAMARINO PHH SERIES
COLOUR BLACK FULLY LOADED
WITH MAGS & CD 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.
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, bled liner etc,
in immaculate condition, never run
off road. Owner leaving country $2
950 000 neg. Call 2760313 or 626-
1141.
KHAN'S BUYING & SELLING AUTO
SALES 3 AT 192 all private never
worked hire before, PHH & PJJ series.
2 AT 170, 3 Toyota 4-Runner top
notch 1 AE 81 Corolla 1 Marino,
one ST 190 Corona, very nice car, 1
Paiero JR. 2 RZ buses. 225-9760
623-9972, 233-2336. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
RECENT shipment from Japan/
Sinoa ore, Toyota Carina AT 192 -
$7 00 00 Mitsubishi Lancer 850
00, Toyota NZE 121 $1.7M, 2003
Mazda 1.5A $2.1M, Mitsubishi
minivan $1.2M, Suzuki minivan -
$1.2M 2003 Mitsubishi Colt $1.7M.
l prices are negotiable and quoted
on te Whart! Let us order vehicles
directly form Japan and Singapore
and save you money! Contact Fazela
Auto Sale 276-0245, 628-4179.
2003 TOYOTA Xtra Cab Tacoma -
$4.4M, 2003 Tundra (Bubble Lite
tray) $6.2M Toyota Land Cruiser,
(excellent) $6. 8M 2001 Trundra
(never registered) $4.7M,
immaculate double cab Toyota Pick
up 3.7M Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab
- $21.M. Toyota Lexus Land Cruiser,
leather seats, etc $1 OM, Toyota RAV-
4 (neat)- $2.9M, Toyota diesel van
ew moel- $1M, Toyota Xtra Cab
RS- 2.1Toyota Surf, PJJ series
- $2.8M, Toyota Four Runner- $1.7M,
320L-Xcavator, never registered in
Guyana $17.5m. Kindly call for
more information 225-0995, 611-
3866. ______
1 MORRIS Marina motor car, 4-door
imported from England. Never
registered excellent condition $850
00U neg. registered 1 Chevy
Silverado 4x4 enclosed 4-door, power
steering, ma rims.automafic for
interior run 750 000 neg, 1 Land
Cruiser Toyota PJJ series, fully
automatic, hardly used, fully powered
- $8.2M neg. Mint condition. Leather
seats. Owner migrating. 621-4928.
AT 212 CARINA- $1.7M, 1998 Model
Honda Civic- 17" mags, (immediate)
- $1.9M, AT 192 Carina, PJJ series -
$1.6M, AE 110 Sprinter $1.5M, AE
100 Marino (PHH series) manual, in
top shape $1.3M, AE 100 Sprinter -
$1 250 000; AT 170 Carina (Real
Classy) $950 000 AT 170 Corona,
automatic $875 000 AT 15d
Corona, (manual) $450 000, Kindly
call for other model cars if you wish.
Tel 225-0995, 611-3866.
USED vehicles. SV 40 Camry/212
Carina 210 Corona AT 192 Carina
AE 10d0 Corolla/Sprinter, AT 176
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 pm 231-3690,
Cell 612-4477. Also Wagon cars.
210 CORONA, 212 Carina. AT 192
Carina, AE 100 Corolla and Sprinter,
Lancer, Camr SV 40 GX L-Touring
Wagon, AT 170 Corona and Carina,
AE91 Sprinter and Corolla. BUSES:
RZ Long and Short Base (EFI & C/
tor). PICKUP: 4-Runner enclosed and
open back, CRV & RAVA4. At all times
you can call for other models and
prices. Credit for vehicles is available.
Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 02 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown
(behind Brickdam Cathedral Church,
south into George Street). Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
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
Toyota Coaster bus, BHH series -$2.9
million. 225-1429; 624-1147.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 80.
Automatic transmission 3F engine, 4
500 cc engine, EFI, fully powered,
windows, door locks, self start, alarm,
AM/FM, stereo and CD player,
automatic Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and low
range drive, 4 new Good Year tyres
and mag rims size (16) crash bar, fog
lamps, adjustable steedng wheel root
rack, back lights grilled, Back toe bar.
5 doors, sun visor, power steering, new
12v battery, back and front wiper, air
conditioner, excellent, power mirrors,
fully security system from theft, 2 years
10 months old, PJJ series
immaculate condition, excellent
interior and fuel consumption, well
kept, never went in the Interior. Owner
migrating $8.6M, neg. 641-2284.


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Georgetown claimed the
first lien trophy with three con-
secutive victories over their
mining town counterparts, then
last year, they notched their
name on the new one.
But this year's match will
generate intense rivalry be-
cause both sides are boosted
with players from the highly
successful National senior
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the finals of the Digicel Car-
ibbean Cup, a feat not
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fender Howard Lowe and goal-
keeper Richard Reynolds.
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to other top club players to
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Mahhbubul Anan
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David Morgan England
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We the family of the late CLAUDE ANTHONY /
ROGERS of 71 Robb Street Bourda, who / N
departed this life on November 26, 2006 wish to .
express sincere gratitude to all relatives, friends
and colleagues who supported us in tangible
ways of expressions through home visits ,
telephone calls, prayers, cards, words of comfort
and sympathy shown in many gestures in our time /
ofbereavement. /


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DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

Reginald Manbodh Snr.

Reginald Manbodh Sr., born on 25th Nov, 1926 at Aurora,
Essequibo Coast, of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada and
formerly of 464 Kiskadee Drive, South Ruimveldt Gardens,
former General Manager, Forest Operations of Willems
Timber & Trading Co., died at the Toronto General Hospital on
the 30th November 2006 at the age of 80.

He was the husband of Rajdai; father of Reginald Jr. (Shanti),
Harold (Maria), Pam (Ograsin Mahadeo), Lennox (Nadira),
Michael (Pamela), Nalini and Tony (Gwen). Grandfather of
Vanessa, Ricardo, Andre and 11 others, great grandfather of
6.

Beloved brother of Iris Mathura aka Doll of Aurora,
Essequibo Coast, and the late Pearl, Sonny and Bertie. Uncle
of Annette, Thelma, Frank and others. Brother-in-law of Sew
Prashad of Three Friends, Essequibo. Dear Friend of Bill
Welshman.
May His Soul Rest In Peace


loriner ICC President l hsan
Mani, who acted as a consull-
ant during negotiations, c.; v.'c!!
as ICC General Manager -
Commercial Campbell Jamieson
and ICC Commercial Lawyer
Richard Verow.
lony Samuel, of CRA Inter-
national, a firm of forensic ac-
countants, performed the role of
independent observer.
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Board was attended by the
following Directors:
Percy Sonn (Chairman) -
ICC President
Malcolm Speed ICC Chief
Executive Officer

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Anderson takes t

47 as Western At

close on 309j


PERTH, Australia, (Reuters)
- Paceman James Anderson
was the pick of England's
bowlers on the first day of a
tour match against Western
Australia yesterday with
three for 47 in the home
side's 309 for eight at the
close.
The tourists' attack gave a
solid display less than a week
away from the third Ashes Test
against Australia at the same
venue with left-arm spinner
Monty Panesar and paceman
Sajid Mahmood boosting their
chances of selection.
Mahmood took two for 61
while Panesar deserved more than
his sole success and strike bowler
Steve Harmison gave the impres-
sion he might be close to hitting top
form in the two-day contest.
After a tough morning ses-
sion where the home side eased
to lunch at 95-1, England gradu-
ally pegged them back.
Anderson found some
early swing and Mahmood
removed Shaun Marsh (59)
and acting captain Marcus
North (18) in the middle ses-
sion with edged inswingers.
Panesar (1-69) extracted
some turn and bowled well in
his bid to win selection over ri-
val Ashley Giles, capturing the
wicket of the dangerous Luke
Ronchi caught at slip off a
lovely leg break for three.
But perhaps the most en-
couraging news for England


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hreefor Bangladesh complete 5-0

ustralia

for8 series win over Zimbabwe


came when Harmison gave the
impression he might have turned
the comer after a shocking start
to the tour.
The lanky paceman, who
managed only one wicket for
288 runs in the first two
Tests, bowled a great spell in
the last session and had
Adam Voges (31) leg-before to
a delivery which jagged back
to the Australia squad's new-
est recruit.
When Panesar darted in
from mid-wicket to run-out
Aaron Heal (28). after a 55-run
stand with Luke Pomersbach, it
completed a good day for the
England fringe players, as
wicketkeeper Chris Read also
took three catches in his quest
to replace Geraint Jones behind
the stumps.
For the home side, opener
Chris Rogers made a fluent 66,
while Pomersbach finished on
90 not out to take Western Aus-
tralia past the 300 mark.
Harmison (1-99) was ex-
pensive before lunch, but also
had his share of misfortune as
Giles dropped Rogers off his
bowling, and he also nearly
bowled Marsh with an inside
edge which went for four.
England captain Andrew
Flintoff is being rested for the
match while his predecessor
Michael Vaughan continues
his rehabilitation after knee
surgery by playing in his
third comeback match.


By Azad Majumder

DHAKA, Bangladesh
(Reuters) Bangladesh de-
feated Zimbabwe by three
wickets yesterday to compete
a 5-0 series win at the
Mirpur Shere Bangla Sta-
dium.
It was Bangladesh's first se-


MASHRAFE MORTAZA

ries sweep over Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh reached their tar-
get of 194 for the loss of seven
wickets in 49 overs, four of
them captured by pace bowler
Gary Brent who was adjudged
man-of-the-match.
Mehrab Hossain Jr (45)
was the top scorer with his
opening partner Shahriar
Nafees, who was named man-
of-the-series, scoring 33.
Captain Habibul Bashar (32
not out) steered his side to
victory.


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Zimbabwe reduced
Bangladesh to 140 for six in the
40th over after they reached 86
for one in the 20th but they also
conceded 33 extras.
Brent trapped Nafees and
Aftab Ahmed (4) lbw and
bowled Mohammad Ashraful
(14) and Hossain to put
Bangladesh. Saqibul Hasan (13)
was run-out as Chamu
Chibhabha threw the
ball from the bowler's
end and Farhad Reza
was also run-out for 5.
Bangladesh re-
stricted Zimbabwe to
193 for eight despite a
fighting 75 by opener
Stuart Matsikenyeri.
The attack was led
by paceman Mashrafe
Mortaza, who bowled a
full 10-over spell to re-
turn figures of three for
36, while spinner Mehrab ended
with two for 30 from seven
overs.
Mortaza's victims were
all clean-bowled with Sean
Williams the first to go after
he scored 14, followed by
Brent (3) and captain Prosper


Utseya (2).
Asked to bat by Bashar,
Zimbabwe lost opener
Tinotenda Mawoyo (10) when
Syed Rasel bowled him with the
first ball of the eighth over.
Chamu Chibhabha then
built a partnership of 63 runs
with Matsikenyeri before he
was run-out for 27 when
Abdur Razzak threw the ball
from- long on to keeper
Mushifiqur Rahim in the



ZIMBABWE innings
T. Mawoyo b Rasel 10
S. Matsikenyeri c Razzak
b Hossain Jr 75
C. Chibhabha run-out 27
E. Chigumbura c Rahim
b Hossain Jr 27
S. Williams b Mortaza 14
M. Nkala st Rahim b Razzak 13
K. Dabengwa not out 13
G. Brent b Mortaza 3
P. Utseya b Mortaza 2
Extras: (lb-2, nb-1, w-6) 9
Total: (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 193
Fall of wickets: 1-28,2-91,3-138,4-
153,5-167,6-175,7-187,8-193.
Bowling M. Mortaza 10-1-36-3 (w-1),
S. Rasel 10-1-40-1 (nb-1), A. Razzak
10-0-27-1 (w-1), S. Hasan 7-0-29-0 (w-
1), F Reza 6-0-29-0 (w-1), M. Hossain
Jr 7-0-30-2 (w-2).


25th over.
Elton Chigumbura (27)
was removed with the score
on 138-3, Mehrab claiming
his first one-day wicket in
his sixth match when he got
the batsman to edge behind
to the keeper.
Mehrab then had
Matsikenyeri caught at point
by Razzak in the 39th over
after facing 114 balls and hit-
ting seven fours.



BANGLADESH innings
S. Nafees Ibw b Brent 33
M. Hossain Jr b Brent 45
A. Ahmed Ibw b Brent 4
M. Ashraful b Brent 14
H. Bashar not out 32
S. Hasan run-out 13
M. Mortaza c Brent b Ireland 0
F. Reza run-out 5
M. Rahim not out 18
Extras: (Ib-3, w-30) 33
Total: (for 7 wickets, 49 overs) 197
Fall of wickets: 1-86, 2-90, 3-111, 4-
114,5-140,6-141,7-163.
Bowling C. Mpofu 8-0-42-0 (w-5),
A. Ireland 10-1-38-1 (w-2), E.
Chigumbura 5-0-35-0 (w-7), G.
Brent 10-3-22-4 (w-6), P. Utseya
10-1-27-0, S. Williams 4-0-15-0, K.
Dabengwa 1-0-6-0, C. Chibhabha
1-0-9-0 (w-2).


Iverson's Philadelphia era

over after Wizards rout


NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Allen Iverson's 11-year ca-
reer in Philadelphia appears
to be over after he was ex-
cluded from the line-up as
the 76ers were routed 113-98
by the Washington Wizards
on Friday.
Gilbert Arenas scored 32
points in the crushing win, but
the bigger story was the absence
of Iverson after he earlier in the
week told the Sixers he wanted
to be traded.
Iverson was told not to re-
port to the arena before the game
and later released a statement
through his agent Leon Rose in
which he admitted that he ex-
pects his time in Philadelphia to
end.
".As hard as it is to admit,
a change maN be the best
thing for everyone," Iverson
said. "1 hate admitting that
because I love the guns on
the team andi he citN of
I'laihlelpohia. I ti-ri u n ed
to retire a 76er."
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the Wizards, while DeShawn
Stevenson scored 17 points and
Brendan Hayward added 12.
Chris Webber had a season-
high 21 points and 10 rebounds
to lead the 76ers, while Kyle
Korver chipped in with 20
points.
The Houston Rockets con-
ceded the fewest points in their
franchise history in a 92-62 win
over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Tracy McGrady had 23 points,
Yao Ming added 21 and the


Bobcats shot a franchise-worst
28 percent.
Shawn Marion scored 29
points as the Phoenix Suns
won their ninth straight
game, downing the Boston
Celtics 116-111.
Kevin Garnett had a sea-
son-high 31 points and 14 re-
bounds, lifting the Minnesota
Timberwolves past the Utah
Jazz 110-103, leaving Utah
coach Jerry Sloan stuck on
999 wins.


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KUMAR Sangakkara celebrates his hundred even as
Brendon McCullum appeals for a run-out against Muttiah
Muralitharan, on the third day of the first Test in
Christchurch. (Yahoo Sports photo)


WELLINGTON, New
Zealand (Reuters) New
Zealand secured a nervous
five-wicket victory in the low-
scoring first Test match
against Sri Lanka in
Christchurch yesterday.
Set a target of just 119 af-
ter Sri Lanka were dismissed for
170 in their second innings, the
hosts lost four wickets for ten
runs to be 68 for four before
they scrambled home just after
tea on day three.
Kunmar Sangakkara (100
n.o.) struck his 11th Test cen-
tury to give the tourists hope
after they resumed on their over-
night 125 for eight, but he ran
out of partners as Sri Lanka
looked to post a tricky target
on an inconsistent Jade Stadiumn
track.
New Zealand started
their chase promisingly, with
openers, Craig Cumming
(43) and Jamie How, reaching
58 without loss before a slump
of four wickets for ten runs
gave Sri Lanka cause for op-
timism.
How was trapped in front


by Muttiah Muralitharan for 11
before Cummning was caught be-
hind off Chaminda Vaas with the
score on 66.
Skipper Stephen Fleming
got a three-ball duck when
he was adjudged lbw by Vaas
before Muralitharan com-
pleted the collapse by having
Mathew Sinclair caught by
Sangakkara for four to make
it 68 for four.
But Nathan Astle (24)
calmed matters with a stand of
35 with Jacob Oram (12 not
out) before lie again fell le-be-
fore to Muralitharan.

QUICK KILL
Brendon McCullum went
in for a quick kill as he
struck two fours and a six in
his breezy 14 to take the Ki-
wis over the finishing line,
hitting the winning runs to
the midwicket boundary.
Earlier. Sri Lanka lost Lasith
Malinga for a 28-ball duck and
Muralitharan run-out for eight
while Sangakkara, starting the
day on 63. was stranded on
100.


Malinga's vigil was ended
when he was caught behind by
McCullum to earn James
Franklin his second wicket.
The innings ended in con-
troversial manner when
Muralitharan was run-out by
McCullum after completing the
single that earned Sangakkara
his century.
Umpire Brian Jerling




SRI LANKA 1st innings 154
New Zealand 1st innings 206 (D.
Vettori 63; M. Muralitharan 4-65)
SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 125-8)
U. Tharanga c Fleming b Bond 24
S. Jayasuriya run-out 10
K. Sangakkara not out 100
M. Jayawardene c Fleming
b Franklin 0
C. Kapugedera c Oram b Bond 1
C. Silva c Vettori b Bond 0
P. Jayawardene run-out 11
C. Vaas c McCullum b Oram 0
F. Maharoof c McCullum b Bond 7
L. Malinga c McCullum b Franklin 0
M. Muralitharan run-out 8
Extras: (lb-5, nb-4) 9
Total: (all out, 53.1 overs) 170
Fall of wickets: 1-18,2-44,3-45,4-46,
5-46,6-74,7-80,8-99,9-143.
Bowling S. Bond 19.1-5-63-4 (nb-3),


deemed the ball to still be
alive when the off-spinner
went to congratulate his
team mate and he was
given run-out when
McCullum broke the
stumps to the consterna-
tion of the Sri Lankan duo.
The second and final Test
starts at Wellington's Basin
Reserve on December 15.




C. Martin 11-2-38-0, J. Franklin 13-1-
34-2 (nb-1), J. Oram 7-1-19-1, D.
Vettori 2-0-10-0, N. Astle 1-0-1-0.
NEW ZEALAND 2nd innings (Tar-
get: 119 runs)
C. Cumming c R Jayawardene
b Vaas 43
J. How Ibw b Muralitharan 11
M. Sinclair c Sangakkara
b Muralitharan 4
S. Fleming lbw b Vaas 0
N. Astle Ibw b Muralitharan 24
J. Oram not out 12
B. McCullum not out 14
Extras: (b-1, lb-1, nb-4, w-5) 11
Total: (for 5 wickets, 33 overs) 119
Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-66, 3-66, 4-68,
5-103.
Bowling C. Vaas 12-3-33-2 (nb-3), L
Malinga 4-1-35-0 (w-1), M. Muralitharan
14-5-34-3, F. Maharoof 3-0-15-0 (nb-1).


United win Manchester




derby to go nine clear


By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Manchester United surged
nine points clear at the top of
the Premier League with an
edgy 3-1 derby victory over
Manchester City yesterday.
City had not won a league
game at Old Trafford since 1974
and their hopes of ending that
depressing sequence were
dashed as Wayne Rooney and
Louis Saha struck before half-
time.
Hatem Trabelsi pulled a
goal back for City with 18 min-
utes remaining, but Cristiano
Ronaldo eased United's jitters
when he tucked in a late third.
United, who have 44
points from 17 games, now
hold their biggest lead in a
title race since 2001, al-
though Chelsea can close the
gap to six points with victory
over Arsenal today.
"There are a lot of hurdles
to navigate but I don't see any
reason why we can't do it,"
manager Alex Ferguson told Sky
Sports. "With we playing be-
fore Chelsea we can relax now
and watch the game tomorrow
and support the Gunners!"
On a high-scoring day in the
Premier League Portsmouth
moved third on 28 points with
a 2-0 home victory over Everton
with Nwankwo Kanui's ninth
goal of the season adding to a
sensational 40-metre volley
from Matthew Taylor.
Steven Gerrard put
Liverpool on the way to a
second successive 4-0 league


victory and fourth place.
Jamie Carragher, Luis
Garcia and Mark Gonzalez
were also on target with all
the goals coming in the sec-
ond half.
Two goals from Kevin
Davies helped fifth-placed
Bolton Wanderers demolish
West Ham United 4-0 in a late
kickoff, a result that leaves the
east London side in deep
trouble.
Bulgarian striker
Dimitar Berbatov's double
helped Tottenham Hotspur to
a 5-1 rout of lowly Charlton
Athletic, their ninth home
victory in succession in all
competitions.
Watford are still propping
up the table after their eighth
draw of the season, 0-0 at home
to Reading.
The Manchester derby
proved an eventful encounter
and maintained United's long
unbeaten league run which
stretches back to September.

CHEAP GOALS
Stuart Pearce had not tasted
defeat at Old Trafford since
taking over as City boss, but
the former England hard man
blamed "cheap goals" for end-
ing that record.
All three United goals
were down to defensive mis-
takes, beginning in the fifth
minute when Ronaldo's low
cross was not dealt with and
Rooney swept in his 50th Pre-
mier League goal.
City had their moments.
Teenage fullback Micah


Richards headed narrowly wide
after indecision in the United
defence and Georgios Samaras
went close with a volley.
Seconds before halftime,
however, Trabelsi lost pos-
session in the corner, allow-
ing Gabriel Heinze to fire in
a cross shot that Saha
touched past Nicky Weaver
in the City goal.
Weaver was injured trying
to deny Saha and was
replaced by Sweden in-
ternational Andreas
Isaksson.
Trabelsi made up
for his error after 72
minutes, surprising
Edwin van der Sar
with a curling shot that
cannoned in off t'.
underside of the cross-
bar.
"I told the boys at
hall'time that if we could
get a goal back there
would be some nervous
times around Old
Trafford." Pearce told
Sky Sports.


game. You have to earn the right
to win these matches and we did
that. It was a great result," said
Ferguson.
Newcastle United's im-
provement continued as
Obafemi Martins scored twice
in a 3-1 victory at Blackburn
Rovers, who had Stephane
Henchoz sent off before half-
time.
Middlesbrough came from
behind to grab a point in a 1-1

MQ -VW ...


"We go the goal '
back but we weren't
strong enough to really
get after them and il' we
had been we could have WAYNE ROON
got back to 2-2 and
maybe gone on to win it." draw at home to
Instead, a mistake by Ri- who ihad goal
chard Dunne six minutes Kirkland taken t
from time allowed Ronaldo a head injury.
to seal the points, shortly he- "He went i
fore City's Bernardo Corradi shock at hall'ti
was sent off f'or a blatant boss Paul .l e


"It was a typical derhy


BBC. "Thank
pears to be okay


IEY


Wigan Athletic
keeper Chris
h) lospitll will

nto delayed
ine.'" W\igan
ell told the
'full lie a1p-


overshadowed New Zealand's first Test win over Sri Lanka
in Christchurch.
The Kiwis reached their victory target of 119 for the loss
of five wickets yesterday after the tourists were skittled for
170 in their second innings on day three at Jade Stadium.
But the reaction to Muralitharan's dismissal tempered New
Zealand's celebrations with Sri Lankan captain Mahela
Jayawardene questioning the spirit of wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum's decision to break the stumps.
Sangakkara reached his 11th Test century when he guided
the ball to third man for a single but Muralitharan left his ground
as Chris Martin returned the ball to McCullum.
He appealed and South African umpire Brian Jerling gave
Muralitharan out with the ball not yet dead and the off-spin-
ner walking to the bowler's end before the completion of the
over to end the Sri Lanka innings and leave Sangakkara stranded
on 100.
"The whole team is disappointed," Jayawardene told
reporters, adding he would not pursue the matter further.
"Legally it was a run-out, the ball was alive but we play in
an age where we talk about the spirit of the game. Hopefully it
won't happen again. It's not the way to play cricket.
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. who was dismissed
for a three-ball duck in the nervous run chase, said he was
happy with McCullui's actions.
"I'mn comlorlable wlitl it: the game doesn't stop because
someone gets a hundred. It's ;i mistake in jtidgument from
Muiralilharan.
"In one sense it's disappointing because it takes the gloss
ofl one of the great hundreds I '\e seen. It would have been a
tragedy il he'd been run-out for 99."
McNi(llitin \\i a' uireipentant aboultt the dismissal. saying a
player aCs C\periencCied as tMu'irlitlhiani should kn o\ better.
"Afler l10t ) le iTn.it ch,'s \ou klno\\ betlei lthalitn to walk out
01' Vo01r 's-'i1 o itnd Ito ce hlbile 1a tlI\ s h ] i]iided \\, hen the hall's
still alisc.' 11( t't lillu z slil.
"I realise they're pretty upset about it but as far as
I'mi concerned it \as an opporttiniti to take a wiicket. I'd
do the same thling again."


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E 5Pe"RT CHRONICLE


Ig 4


ATTENTION! Some of the participants from around the country listen attentively as Deryck
Murray talked about the importance of captaincy and leadership.


CAPTAIN TALK: Joseph 'Reds' Perreira chats with young Guyanese captains during the
break. (Winston Oudkerk photos)


I Mr s re k compo'nents I o] If c ptlII I' I n yIu


By Ravendra Madholall

"ASPIRATION, inspiration,
dedication and cooperation
are the key components for
being a good cricket captain".
These were the words of
former West Indies vice-captain
and wicketkeeper Deryck
Murray, who led the Joseph
'Reds' Perreira Sports Founda-
tion Inc., in collaboration with
the Guyana Cricket Board one-
day seminar for Captaincy and
Leadership, yesterday.
The event took place at the
famous Georgetown Cricket
Club's main pavilion, where
Murray who played 62 Test
matches for the West Indies,
told the captains who travelled
from across the country to lis-
ten to this advice and theory of
becoming an inspired leader at
any level and said that it is a


method and you just have to ex-
ecute it.
"I think this programme is
beneficial for the development of
cricket in the entire Guyana and
the basis of this programme
originated by the veteran cricket
commentator 'Reds' Perreira is
to highlight the fundamentals of
leading players on a cricket
field," Murray, the current
president of the Trinidad and
Tobago Cricket Board said.
Murray mentioned the
importance of the rules and
regulations of the game while
stressing that captaining a
team on the field is not just
about that but also playing a
pivotal role off the field.
"Being a captain is not
about setting a field or telling
who to bat or who to bowl; it
is about setting an example for
your fellow players by making


plans and arrangements so the
players will look to you as tak-
ing up the responsibility quite
efficiently," Murray revealed.
'Reds' Perreira, who has
been associated with Murray for
the past 46 years, said he must
thank Murray for taking time
off from his busy schedule to be
in Guyana and he congratulated
the participants.
Djeon Cornelius had jour-
neyed from as far as Pomeroon
to receive some words of advice
on captaincy while national Un-
der-15 skipper Jonathan Foo
and his Albion club skipper
Orvin Mangru came all the way
from Berbice.
"Congratulation to all
the club captains throughout
Guyana especially those who
took time to travel this dis-
tance but I am sure what you
have learnt from my friend,


Murray, will be of great ben-
efit to you, your clubs and
probably to your country,"
'Reds' asserted.
The Pomeroon-born
Perreira appealed to the various
clubs in Guyana that captaincy
must be taken from the off-field
where the club must be able to
spend time with the players and
have lots of discussion in
preparation for the match, so
the captain, along with the
players, can feel interested in
their game and this must be done
in a structural manner.
Ramnaresh Sarwan, who
recently returned home from
Pakistan after he suffered an
ankle injury, attended the
session and spoke about the
quality of leadership and felt
that this programme
organised by 'Reds' Perreira
is fantastic.


"It's going to help the cap-
tains realise the principles on
the field and off the field as
well; it is also good for the de-
velopment of cricket in Guyana
while other Caribbean territories
should emulate 'Reds' and
Murray and keep it going,"
Sarwan said.
National Under-19 skipper
Steven Jacobs, former West
Indies Under-19 skipper Leon
Johnson and Guyana Under-15
captain Foo also attended..
Other notable players who at-
tended were leading youth bats-
man Gajanand Singh and na-
tional Twenty/20 player Orin
Forde.
Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph Company's Deputy
General Manager Terry Holder,
whose entity was the main
sponsor for the event, told the
captains that dealing with the


media is also very vital.
"As captains, when your team
wins you will have to face the
media, talk and give information
while I must express my gratitude
to Murray and 'Reds' for their
tremendous effort for making this
venture a success and we are all
looking forward to next year's
event," Holder, who is also Public
Relations Officer of the GCB
noted.
Other business entities
that contributed to the semi-
nar were: BWIA, Cara Lodge,
King's Plaza Hotel and Lib-
erty Office Products and
Document Centre. The play-
ers were given a short talk on
the fatal disease, HIV/AIDS,
by a representative of the
Ministry of Health National
AIDS Programme Secretariat,
Mark Ross, who explained the
dangers of the virus.


FIFA may give

automatic berth to hosts

in Club World Cup
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) FIFA is considering granting an
automatic berth to a representative from the host country in
the Club World Cup and expanding the number of teams from
six to eight, a senior federation official said yesterday.
Viacheslav Koloskov, chairman of the competition's organising
committee, told a news conference a decision would be taken by
the world governing body's executive committee.
"There is a proposal to increase the number of countries to
eight, including a berth for the host country, because the Club World
Cup is the only FIFA World Cup where the host country is not
involved," Koloskov said.
"The FIFA Executive Comnmitlee understands there is room for
improvement and the issue will he discussed further."
Speaking a day before the start of this year's event. Koloskov
said it was important to maintain he tournament's prestige. Cur-
rently only the club champions from the six continental confedera-
lions take part.
He also said that any country planning to dislodge Japan
Schost olf the ih ,iaL.. a inu'ilt oui i.inis tLo moei the same stan-
dards as the Japanese.
"FlFA has already taken the decision that the next edition will
'- in Japan in 2007 ind 1 e would like to see if any other countries
in organise such a (mpelition in the same ime frame." he said.
"Tihe tnei bhidetrs will have ip. at least, provide similar con-
ditions to those we have today or better, if that is possible."


Hand in-Hand 40-over

final called off
HEAVY rain in the city has left many grounds soggy and the
final of the Hand-in-Hand 50-over match between Malteenoes
Sports Club (MSC) and Enterprise today has been called off.

to Demerara Cricket Committee Officer Colin Europe, if the
match cannot be played next Sunday, it will then be played in
early January, weather permitting.
Meanwhile, the Busta second division 40-over final be-
tween Lusignan and MSC, scheduled for yesterday was
also washed out. .... .. .


Hungary mourns soccer great Puskas


By Andras Gergely

BUDAPEST, Hungary
(Reuters) Hungary
yesterday mourned Ferenc
Puskas, the greatest soccer
player of his generation and
talisman of the 1950s
'Golden Team', who died last
month aged 79.
Around 10 000 people.,
although 40 000 had beep
expected, bade farewell to
Puskas in the national stadium,
named after the player who
scored 83 goals in 84
internationals and attracted
adoring fans al homlie and later
with Real Madrid.
Soldiers placed I.s h coffin
on ia large three-tiered
podium, with flames at each
corner, in the centre of the
football pitch.
"One star less on ithe earth
frotm now on, one more star will
shine in the sky," former
inltrnaltionld team miiltle .
Bu/.ins/ky told i te moiiiCi .
At the end of the cccremiony,
hussars carried the coffi n on a
horse-drawn gun carriage around
the pitch lined by I 200 soccer
players in the coloturs of

A funeral mass was held
in the evening in the Szent
Istvan cathedral, after a
military ceremony in honour
of the posthumous brigadier-


general of the Hungarian
army.
Earlier yesterday the
Hungarian flag was lowered to
half mast outside parliament in
front of the leaders of
Hungary's government.
judiciary and military.
Called 'the best-known
Hungarian of the 20th century'


FERENC PUSKAS
h. 'i ik M, nister I:
G\ iresaly,. Pulskas \ was a
in the army. to which
Hungarian club Hi
belonged, before being
colonel in 1995 and pro


'LI'ITLE BROTHEl
Puskas captained Ht
in the 1950s, leading thl
within a disallowed goal


World Cup trophy in 1954
against West Germany.
"I was at the final of the
world cup between Hungary
and Germany and I could
admire ... the dazzling ability,
the powerful left foot and
sensational tactical mind of
Ferenc Puskas," FIFA
president Sepp Blatter said
in the cathedral.
Puskas \\as admitted to
hospital in late 2000 \with
arteriosclerosis and was later
diagnosed with Alzheimer's'
disease. le died on November
17.


S Born F erelne Pttrezeld in
April 1927. he was known as
S 'Li 'ttle iothier' in Hungti u\.
'The (Galloping lMajor ill
England and the 'Booming
Cannon by Real Madrid fans.
He played in two of the
most fantous games in history
-- Hungary's stunning 6-3
victory over England at
WVembley) in 1953 and Real
:clrent Madrid's 7-3 demolition o'
major Eintracht Frankfurt in the
11h his 1960 European Cup final.
oinved Puskas -- whose name
made means rilletman -- won Olympic
mloled gold with Hunarsv in 1052.


R'
ungary
1em to
of the


which have not qualified for a
major championship since 1986,
the 'Magical Magyars' led by
Puskas lost just one match in
six years -- the 1954 World
Cup final.

REAL MADRID
Puskas defected to the west
following the Soviet crushing of
the Hungarian uprising in 1956
and signed for the Real Madrid
side led by Alfrcdo Di Stefano.
11 took his wife Erzsebet
three attempts to cros, into
Austria to escape anld during his
exile Hlungary sporting hero
was s ilified ; ;1.1 traitor bl the
coummLunists who ruled the

lIe e cnl into c,'.iching atfler
retiring in I t) 7. In 1971. he
coached Greek side
i'althiinaikos to 1th ELOurope
Cup final. losing out to Ajax
Amsterdam.
Puskas returned to Hungary
in the earl lOS1 0s with
r/ische.b
His death was caused by
cardiovascular and respiratory
failure triggered by pneumonia.
"It is unforgettable and
sad at once to be at Puskas


club lonved and \\ilth Real where he had so many
Madrid. with whomli he also triumphs and gave joy to
won three European Cups. millions." said Sandor
-In"'contirnst to recent Balogh, 70, holding a candle
_Hungarian national teams, in 'the stadium.






SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 10, 2006


Philander


triumphs despite


strong challenge


from Blackman


By Isaiah Chappelle
WITH the other stars out for
the season, Albert Philander
again triumphed in the fea-
ture Schoolboys & Novices
race, but only after a strong
challenge from veteran Lin-
den Blackman in the de-
pleted field.
Philander sprinted to the
finish line, clocking one hour six
minutes 44.28 seconds, just
ahead of 14-year-old Christo-
pher Holder and Blackman.
One lap later, veteran rider
Virgil Jones rode in fourth.
Tyrone Conway fifth and
George Chance sixth, while
Enzo Matthews had a puncture
with just a few laps remaining
and finished seventh.
Philander also claimed five
of the eight sprint prizes, with
two going to Blackman and one
to Holder.
The top trio had lapped
the other four finishers in
the 16th of the reduced 25-
lap feature race that cli-
maxed the meet, sponsored
by Toucan Industries Lim-
ited, and wrapped up the year
for races in the city,
organised by National cy-
cling coach Hassan
Mohamed.
Cyclists braved the rain and
after toying with calling off the
meet, Mohamed decided to go
ahead with field present.
It was the 16th meet at the
National Park, with Mohamed


promising to improve on that
number in the new year, along
with the eight road races staged
during the year.
The first National Park
meet for the new year will be
on the last Saturday in January,
while two road races will be
staged in February.
Holder had a good meet,
winning the 12-14 Years race in
9:40.6 minutes and the sprint
prize, followed by Johnathan
Fagundes second and Jason Da
Silva third. He also won the Ju-
veniles ten-lapper in 28:03.68
minutes. along with the two
sprint prizes. Matthews was
second this time and Quamic
Cumberbatch third.
Blackman was the Under-
45 Veterans winner, clocking
13:24.56 minutes over five laps,
with Jones second, while
Compton Persaud again took
the Over-45 Veterans and
Maurice Fagundes second.
The Upright winner was
Shawn Frank, second-placer
was Osafa Matherson and third
Neil Reece of Berbice. who
clinched the sprint prize.
In the BMX events,
Johnathan Fagundes was the
top rider with victory in the
Open race, with Reece second
and Asif Shaw third.
Earlier, Reece claimed the
12-14 Boys' top prize,
Fagundes was the runner-up
and Kevin Edwards the third-
placer, while Shaw won the 9-
12 race, Teon Joseph second


and in the 6-9 race, Kareem
McLean beat brother, Rawle
McLean.
Christal Blackman was
the lone competitor in the 6-
12 Girls' race.







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ICC rights go to ESPN STAR



Sports for next eight years


THE International Cricket
Council's (ICC) Board yes-
terday announced ESPN
STAR Sports as its global
media and production part-
ner for its audio-visual rights
I


for ICC Events from late 2007
to 2015.
The decision was a unani-
mous one, taken by the ICC
Board in Dubai yesterday, and
the ICC will now seek to reach
final agreement with ESPN


STAR Sports.
While the final figure on the
agreement will not be disclosed,
it is significantly in excess of
the ICC's previous commercial
deal.


ments with two ICC Cricket
World Cups, in Asia (2011) and
Australasia (2015), and a mini-
mum of three ICC Champions
Trophy tournaments.
Also included are the first
two ICC Twenty20 World
Championships, in South Af-
rica (2007) and England
(2009), the latter taking place
in the ICC's centenary year.
And there are Cricket
World Cup qualifiers, four ICC
U-19 Cricket World Cups, and,
for the first time, the Women's


Cricket World Cup, with two
tournaments scheduled for 2009
(Australia) and 2013 (India) in
the eight-year timeframe.
Commenting on the deci-
sion to name ESPN STAR
Sports as its preferred bidder,
ICC President Percy Sonn
said: "We are absolutely de-
lighted that, after an open
and transparent process, we
have what we believe to be
the best deal for cricket.
"All the bids we received
were of a very high standard and


we would like to thank the un-
successful organizations for their
submissions.
"However, the Board was
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Sunday Chronicle December 10, 2006 'Page III


Solve


I JUST came across a
question someone asked you:
"What is the difference
between love and like?"
For years I was put on a
guilt trip by the church for not
being able to love everyone. It
took me years to realise that, in
fact, they did not mean "love"
but "like." That is, they
expected me to be gracious and
pleasant in everyone's company,
without preference, and to be
indiscriminately nice to
everyone, regardless how nasty
or insufferable they might be.
Most people are given the
wrong idea, mostly by churches.
God told us to love everyone as
we love ourselves. He never
said we had to like everyone.
We wouldn't accept
abuse of ourselves. As such,
we shouldn't associate with
anyone who abuses us. In
fact, denying them our
presence especially if the
relationship is dysfunctional
- might be the greater act of
love.
Like is directed toward us:
we like people because they
make us feel good about
ourselves. They treat us well.
They are pleasant.
As a result, we want to be
in their company.
Love is something we feel
toward people: we want the
best for them, we want them to
be blessed, we would never hurt
them intentionally.
We may never have
anything in common with them
that would allow us to like
them.
It is perfectly normal to
love all people (be civil and
gracious when we see them),
but not like all of them (seek


their company i
I think the problem in mooi
marriages that It.l i, people
liked each other .and believed
they loved.
But the Il.ing lo'\%I N
disappeared. \\ hen tih.ti
happened, the\ dJel.ii "\\e
stopped loving c.ic othiicer
In fact, itlh. pi .haihl:,
never had. As e.,il, .., the\ f II
in like, they fell 'ut ol like
But most >Il ihe imie. here
was no love to 'rail %ilh

CHRISTINE

CHRISTINE. \ou sound
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love isn't a matter of
weighing advantages against
disadvantages.
People who lo\ e each other.
aren't struggling to be together.
Our favourite expression
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which looks on tempests and _'
is never shaken." i;


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tractive? Am I horrible for thinking this?
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KRIS, you can't be horrible for feeling what you feel,
any more than you can be horrible for preferring vanilla
over chocolate.
In love, attraction needs to be complete because that is
what love is. You "love" your boyfriend up to the point that
you find him unattractive.
In algebra there are two kinds of relationships- qualities
and inequalities. An equality is an equation. It says two things
are equal.
In relationships. it's like saying m) total feelings are equal
to. or add up to, love.
An inequality says one thing approaches another thing in
value, but does not equal it. To a greater or lesser extent. the
first thing fails to be the second.
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things you like about himnn and things you dislike.
That's an inequality, a relationship out of balance.
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IN 1966, Krisho, an 18-year old youth of
Mahaica Creek who was jailed for 3 years for
raping a 16-year old girl had his conviction and
prison sentence quashed and set aside on the
ground that the trial judge's wrongful direction to
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At the jury trial at which '
Krisho was convicted, he had led : ..
two defences, a defence of alibi
and a defence of consent. .
The girl's testimony which
was uncorroborated had been
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rected the jury that they were ,. .
entitled to use the lie told by .
the accused in his defence to -
corroborate the girl's testimony. .4 '"
The jury did as requested and .
convicted the accused who was
sentenced to 3 years imprison- SENIOR COUNSEL MR.
ment. FRED WILLS.
On appeal, the Court of Ap-
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Appeal Guya Persaud and Percival Cummings allowed the appeal
and quashed the conviction and sentence.
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"In the instant case, I do not feel that the judge went far enough.
The jury may very well have felt that the mere fact that the appel-
lant had told the police an untruth was in itself corroboration of


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cumstances of the case.
For this reason alone, I feel it would be unsafe to allow the
conviction to stand and I would therefore allow the appeal and


quash the conviction."
The other judges agreed with the reasons and the conclusion
reached and therefore concurred.
The facts of the case disclosed that the appellant, Krisho, ap-
pealed from his conviction for raping his one-time girl friend. He
had been in the habit of visiting her home
By George Barclay and there had been some talk of marriage
between them. The girl testified that at
the time of the offence she shouted thrice
for her brother.
A neighbour who heard the call did not go to investigate
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TRIAL JUDGE'S


WRONGFUL DIRECTION...


because he said he did not
feel any thing was wrong.
The defence was consent,
but the appellant had told the'
police that he was working at
the time and was not at home.
The defence was conducted on
the basis that that statement"
amounted to an alibi and was a
lie.
In directing the jury on
corroboration the trial judge
omitted to tell them that they
must look for corroboration
from an independent source. He,
however, told them that they
could find corroboration in
Krisho's testimony and in the
lie told by him (the appellant).
In the latter respect he said
that if the jury felt that the
accused had lied to the police


'and that he did so out of a sense
of guilt, it was for the jury to
,say whether that lie in fact
corroborated the evidence of the
prosecutrix.
On appeal, the Appellate
Court held that the law requires
that corroborative evidence -
whether oral or circumstantial -
must come from a source
independent of the prosecutrix.
Per Persaud and
Cummings, JJ.A., any
omission of the trial judge
to tell the jury that they
must look for
corroboration from an
independent source was
cured by his direction that
they must look for
corroboration in
Ramdehur's evidence.


It is not sufficient for a trial
judge merely to tell the jury tlhat
if they find that the accused lied
out of a sense of guilt then that
may be corroboration of the
prosecutrix's evidence.
He ought to bear the
circumstances in mind (and this
must include the defence ), and
must explain to the jury that if
they find that an untrue
statement is consistent with
panic and as well as with guilt,
then it is not corroboration;
Per Luckhoo J.A., the
victim's call for her brother was
just as consistent with an
approved visit as with a guilty
one and Ramdehur's evidence
was in the circumstances
incapable of providing
corroboration.


Per Luckhoo, J.A., if a
statement made by an accused
person is to be used as lie for
the purpose of providing
corroboration it must be a
demonstrable and unambiguous
lie. The appellant's statement
to the police could have meant
"almost anything". It was,
therefore, not a demonstrable lie
and was incapable of providing
corroboration.
On the basis of the above
the appeal was allowed.
At the hearing of the appeal,
Senior Counsel Mr. Fred Wills
appeared for the appellant
while Senior Crown Counsel
Mr. J. Gonsalves-Sabola,
represented the Crown.
Justice of Appeal
Luckkhoo who delivered the
main judgment noted that
the appellant was convicted
for having carnal knowledge
of one Seeranie without her
consent on the 27th day of
November, 1965, contrary to
section 76 of the Criminal
Law (Offences) Ordinance,
Chapter 10, and was
sentenced to 3 years'
imprisonment. From that
conviction and sentence he
has appealed.
According to Luckhoo, the
victim, an unmarried girl of 16
years, lived together with her
mother, stepfather and brother,


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Bobby, at a place known as
Martin's Burial Ground,
Mahaica Creek.
On Saturday 27th
November, 1965, she was
alone at home with her small
baby. About 10 a.m. the
appellant came into the house.
According to her
evidence he 'hauled' her
out of the hammock while
she shouted for help, he
slapped her on her face .
She again hollered.
During this time, he
dragged her into the
bedroom threw her on the
bed and took off her panty.
She then shouted out:
"Help, help, Bobby, Bobby
Bobby," calling for her
brother. However, the
young man had sexual
intercourse with her and
then left.
She put on back her panties
and looked after her baby. She
then went to the trench, took
off her panty and washed it.
About 6 p.m, her mother and
stepfather, who had been
drinking, returned home. She did
not tell them anything until the
next morning at 8 a.m. At that
time she was afraid of
pregnancy, and worried because
she might get a baby.
On that very Saturday one
Ramdehur, who lives on the
opposite bank of the Mahaica
Creek, saw the appellant enter
the said house about 10:30 a.m.
After that he heard the victim's
voice (which he knew) calling
out "Bobby, Bobby, Bobby".
After that he did not hear
"anything more at all".
He stood up for a little less
than half an hour and then saw
the appellant come out of the
house go down the steps, and


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walk away along a track to the
west.
About one minute after
the victim came out of the
house and stood on the
platform. Several times
before, he had seen the
appellant sitting on the
steps and in the yard of
that house.
On the day in question
people could have seen him
where he was standing.
Ramdehur did not go to
,investigate in his own mind he
did not feel anything was
wrong.
Doctor Balwant Singh, the
Government Bacteriologist and
Pathologist, found the presence
of spermatoza on the girl's
panties and on her bed sheet.
Her mother told of the
complaint made to her the next
morning and Detective
Constable Maltay produced a
caution statement made by the
appellant on December 1, 1965.
In a statement from the
dock, the appellant had said,
"I am 18 years of age, I never
went to Doreen without her
consent. Nothing else, that is
all".
Among other things, the girl
had said that she was to have
been married to the accused but
claimed that the marriage was
stopped by the appellant's
mother because she was getting
a baby at the time.
The girl had also said that
one of the reasons why she told
her parents about the sex
incident between herself and the
appellant was because she was
worried as she believed she
might have gotten a baby.
The appeal was allowed
and the conviction and
sentence were set aside.


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by Petamber Persaud

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were writers whose work
have made us proud, gave
greater definition to
Guyanese literature, and
gave us immense joy,
direction and elucidation. For


all of this significance, we
cannot but celebrate their
lives.
R. Lal Singh died on
December 1, 1970. Born in
1905 in Morawhana, a little


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known Amerindian village in the"
North West District of Guyana,
he went on to do his bit in the
fight for the independence of
the world's largest democracy,
India. He was technical adviser
to the filming of W. H. Hudson's
'Green Mansions", one of the
first novels written on Guyana.
His own book, Gift of the
Forest, based on Amerindian
village life achieved remarkable
success in the USA, where it
was filmed.
Singh wrote a number of
books of prose and poetry
including an autobiography of
his years growing up among the
Makushi Indians of Guyana.
Wherever he went, he made
significant contribution in his
ancestral home, India, in his
adopted home, USA, and in the
land of his birth. R. Lal Singh
lived an active life, travelling


frequently in company with his
wife, celebrating the richness of
life (actually, the title of one of
his books of poems), yet he
longed for escape. "0, how I
long for the quiet and peace/far
from the maddening rush and
din/sometimes to give this
restless soul release/where I can
roam and sing or read a book'.
On December 9, 2004,
Bertie Chancellor made his last
walk on earth. He was born in
the tramcar era, but was unable
to fully enjoy the ride down
Crown Street into Third Street,
down Middle into Bentick,
ending at the terminus in Water
Street.
Circumstances forced him to
walk, a commission that became
his hobby, a hobby with which
he eventually fell in love,
walking every which where he
went. Walking to collect and


sort ideas, walking to stay fit
and walking to save a bit or two
for he was born into humble
circumstance.
Apart from giving over forty
years of service to local radio,
he was a playwright, poet, short
story writer and artist whose
writings found prominent
positions in recent issues of
The Guyana Annual.
His more popular verse,
'Push Button World', a
favourite at Upscale
(Guyana) Restaurant open
'mic' poetry session is as
follows: 'A magical world will
soon be here/push a button
and zoom you're there/push a
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deal!/I hear in this new and
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disappear!' where Carter said, "the word
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oil in Guyana. say, something and
his writings something, not something
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his locally published book,
'Selected Poems', won the
Guyana Prize for Literature in
the category of best book of
poetry. All but two of his books
were published locally. The
writer of books is now the
study of at least three books
namely, You are involved The
Art of Martin Carter, edited by
Stewart Brown, Web of October
- Rereading Martin Carter by
Rupert Roopnaraine and Martin
Carter: University of Hunger,


Collected poems and selected
prose, edited by Gemma
Robinson.
On December 23, 1997,
Henry Josiah passed away
while exhorting us 'to rediscover
ourselves, to sometimes dig up
the ground our forebears have
covered and take a long and


went. In 1966, Makonaima
and Pia, won a children's
story contest. Reprinted in
illustrated book form, that
story earned a Book of the
Day award at the 1967 'Man
and His World' international
exposition in Montreal and
was included in a UNESCO
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MARTIN CARTER
loving look at our roots'. In travelling book exhibition
1994, his first and only 'Best of the Best'.
collection of stories, Tales of In 2002, the Henry Josiah
Makonaima's Children, was Writing Short Story for
published by Roraima Children was launched by the
Publishers, a local company. publishers of The Guyana
Journalist, magazine Annual.
publisher, radio On December 25, 1989, A.
commentator, playwright/ J. Seymour passed on, hoping
actor, children's book editor/ (through his many invaluable
producer, Josiah was an volumes of autobiography) that
inveterate word merchant, some academic at the university
gaining respect wherever he will continue his scholarship in


Guyanese literature for
'tomorrow belongs to the
people'.
His poetry has been
translated into French, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, Russian,
Chinese and Hindi. In Australia,
one of his poems is taught in
Braille. At least ten were put to
music and placed into the
national repertoire.
A bibliography of his
writing compiled by the
National Library was 100 pages
long! That was in 1974, over
thirty years ago.
Poet, literary critic, radio
programmer/broadcaster,
anthologist, 'nativist
publisher' and cultural
historian, Seymour was
honoured by his country with
the Golden Arrow of
Achievement in 1970. In
1993, he was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of Letters
Degree by the University of
the West Indies.
Guyana and the Caribbean
owe him a great debt of
gratitude for his pioneering
work in the field of literature,
well defined by Ian McDonald
who said, 'he began when
everything was still to' be
done... the work done at the
beginning is the least seen but
the most important part'!
Those five writers have
gone on but their works will
remain with us in and out of
season for all seasons.

Responses to this
author telephone
(592) 226-0065 or
email:
oraltradition2002
@yahoo.com


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Ihey hear Ihe Fables and Tales of Guyana that Norma has written to be shared.
Norna.i Jean a' born in Guan:m and mioed to ( C.xida. hirlln-lour 'tars ago ith her husband RollY
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- Guyana's place in the world's


WHEN Brazil's
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governor
Simao Jantene
announced the creation
of the world's largest
tropical forest reserve
in the Amazon this
week, it ga'e more
meaning to the
importance of Guyana's
Konashen district and
its Wai \Vai people.
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larger than England that teems
with thousands of wildlife
species. These include jaguars,
anteaters and colorful macaws
found in the Konashen district.
The nine new protected
areas created form linkages to
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International's vision vast
conservation corridor in the
northern Amazon, stretching
into Guyana, Suriname and
French Guiana.
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Anthony on December 2, after being together for several years. They have
two children, Natalija and DeAntho. Congratulations from the Guyana
Chronicle, their families and friends.


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largest tropical forest reserve


Amazon Insitluie of People and
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(CI). It identified the region',
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targets that no\ ha\e been
protected. The Gordon and
Betty Moore Foundation
provided maior suppon.
"If any'tropical rainforest on
earth remains initac j ceniur.
from now, il t ill be ihi. portion
of northern Amazonia. due in
large part to the governor',
visionary achieienieni," CI
President Ru ,ell A Minermeier
said.
"The region has more
undisturbed rainforest than
anywhere else, and the new
protected areas being created by
Pard state represent an historic
step toward ensuring that they
continue to conserve the region's
rich biodiversity and maintain its
essential ecosystem services," he
added.
Conservation corridors are
protected zones crossing
political and natural boundaries
that maintain entire ecosystems
for the benefit of the diverse
biological life and human
populations.
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community owned
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plants and animals that forms
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conservation initiative.
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as the Kaieteur National Park,
Mount Roraima, Shell Beach and
the Iwokrama rainforest
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corridor in Guyana for
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management plan should be freshwater reserves in
presented next week for American tropics, with alt
consultations to begin. 20 percent of the world's v
The Minister of Amerindian running through it.
Affairs, Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues, Endangered specie:
who initially received the the new protected ar
request from the Wai Wais include the giant otter
recognized it as a step in the northern bearded s
right direction which signifies the monkey, along w
Wai Wais commitment to flagship species such as
sustainable utilization. jaguar, giant anteater
The Wai Wais have a
particular relationship with the
land and have long practiced
sustainability. However, they
have recognized that manrring
traditional knowledge and ,
modern technology can only be
an incentive for the proper
management of the area.
Under the MOC, which
will provide a framework for
the implementation of the/
process, the Wai Wai have)
requested CIG's assistance
to jointly develop land and
resource use practices that
satisfy Wai Wai needs,/
while also conserving/
ecosystems and
biodiversity.
The process
involves working
together to jointly
evaluate the ongoing
resource use and "lhe
needs of the Wai
Wais and the impact -
of traditional land
uses on biodiversity .


and ecosystems.
They also want to increase
local, national and global
awareness about the importance
of biodiversity and ecosystems
in the Kanashen District and
jointly develop sustainable land
and resource use practices that
satisfy the needs of the Wai Wai
while also conserving
ecosystems and biodiversity.
The project also aims to
identify and address threats to
the integrity of the Kanashen
District.
According to CI, the
Guayana Shield region is a
global conservation priority,
containing more than 25
percent of earth's humid


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the
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water

s in
areas
and
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black spider monkey living
among some of the richest
biological diversity on
earth.
Since 1970. more than
600.000 square kilometers
(232.000 square miles) of
Amazon rainforest an area
larger than France has been
destroyed, endangering countless
species and environmental
benefits such as fresh water and
natural resources that sustain
local communities.
Continued deforestation at
that rate would imperil the c.'.'i
region by 2030, and increase
climate change by releasing into
the atmosphere the gigatons of
carbon dioxide stored naturally


in total, the new p
areas cover 16.4 million
(63,320 square miles), it
the 4.25-million-hectare
square miles) GrO
Ecological Station, which
world's largest tropica
reserve at roughly the
Denmark (twice the
Massachusetts).
"This is the greatest


protected .-........
hectares history toward the creation of
including protected areas in tropical
(16,409 forests," laid Adalberto
io-Pard Verissimo, senior researcher at
ch is the IMAZON.
Al forest The Graio-Para station
size of connects to the new 1.51-
size of million-hectare (5,830 square
miles) Maicuru Biological
effort in Reserve and several, existing
reserves, including
Tumucumaque National Park
in Brazil's Amapa state, to
form a contiguous protected
zone in northern Brazil that
anchors the Guayana Shield
corridor.
Both the Grao-Parl station
and Maicuru reserve' are
restricted protection areas in
which only research: and
conservation are allowed.-The
.-*'" other new zones are Sustainable
Use Protected Areas intended to
manage natural resources in a
sustainable way to supply the
needs of local communities.
CI's Global Conservation
Fund (GCF), with support
from the Gordon and Betty
Moore Foundation, is
committing US $1 million for
initial costs of implementing
the new protected areas. The
goal of this seed investment is
a long-term financial
mechanism to secure the
integrity of Para state's
conservation commitment.


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conversational qualities, be successful in making wise choices
and in setting long and short term goals.
Many people may not know or understand that educa-
tion is a systematic training and instruction designed to im-
part knowledge and develop skills. Due to the knowledge and
skills imparted on me from education, I have been able to set
goals, work hard, and have achieved them. It is my privilege
to share my thoughts on the value of education. Coming from
a family that believes in discipline and hard work, I have
always been taught by my parents that nothing comes easy
and that I have to do my best and work for what I would like
to achieve in my life.
I have the fact that I am happy to have mastered through
education the ability to read and write. Through reading, I
learn more about what is going on in the country and around
the world. I get to understand and know more about other
people and their cultures. I am able to read notices, solve
problems that arise, and answer and ask questions.
In the education system, there are lots of difficult subjects
being taught at my school and teachers who have very good
knowledge on these subjects and are willing to share their
knowledge with me. On a daily basis, my mind is opened to
new and different ideas. I am given the opportunity to

Please see page XIII


UNSERVICABLE VEHICLES FOR SALE
AROAIMA MINING COMPANY INC. (AMC)
EVERTON OPERATIONS
Bids are hereby invited for the sale of the following unserviceable vehicles
located atAMC's Everton Plant, East Bank Berbice, on a "where is and as is"
basis.

One (1) Chevrolet (green) Car PEE 6597
One (1) Chevrolet (white) Pick-up GEE 7475
One(1)Caravan Toyota Ambulance PCC 4083
One (1) Toyota Fork Lift
One (1) 420 Komatsu Front End Loader
One (1) Lincoln Potable Welding Set.

Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes, clearly marked on the top right
'hand corner TENDER. FOR SALE OF UNSERVICEABLE VEHICLES and
should be deposited in the Tender Box provided atthe address below.

Tenders or their representatives are free to inspect these vehicles at the
Everton Automobile Workshop during normal office hours, between
Monday and Fridays, 8am 4pm.

If tenderers wishes to bid for more than one of the vehicles advertised
herein, tenders must be submitted for each in separate envelopes with the
description of the vehicle clearly stated on the top right hand corner of the
envelope.

'Successful tenderers must be ready and willing to execute transactions of
the purchase within seven (7) days of notice of the award and must be ready
to remove the vehicles) from the Company's premises within seven (7)
days of.completion of these transactions.

The bids should be delivered not later than December 15, 2006 to the
address below.

The Executive Secretary & Head
Privatisation Unit
126 Barrack Street
Kingston
Go;rgetown
Email: punit2@auyana.net.gy'
Fax:.226-6426


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

AT EXECUTION SALE AT THE INSTANCE OF THE
REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT


* Cultivation lots numbered 87, 88 & 90 Section J. Bush Lot,
West Coast Berbice, no building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 193 containing an area of
4,680 square feet and being part of a tract of land part of Block
lettered 'E' Christianburg, Linden with the building and
erections thereon.

* Property situated at lots numbered 134 & 231 Section A in Lot
No. 60, Upper Corentyne, Berbice, no building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 243, Reef Section, Rose Hall.
Corentyne, Berbice, no building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 62, Section B, West of the
Public Road, being portion of a tract of land held by Grant No.
1805 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice, with the building
thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 82, Section B in Lot No. 72,
Upper Corentyne, Berbice, no building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 292, a portion of Plantation
Dartmouth, Essequibo, with the building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 59, Section A, East of the
Public Road, in Grant No. 1651 Crabwood Creek. Corentyne,
Berbice with the building and erections thereon.

* Property situated at lots numbered 14, 15, 16 & 17 part of
Toevlugt- Patentia, West Bank Demerara, no building thereon.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2006 AT 10:00 "RS
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THE United States embassy in Guyana recently held a
poster and essay competition for school children in
Guyana in observance of International Education Week.
Last week we featured the first place winners in both
categories. Today, we feature the second and third prize
winners.

What is the Value of Education to You?

By Tamisha Sullivan, 13, Uitvlugt Secondary School
Education is valuable to me. I can say that because being
educated has benefited me greatly. I have been able to
acquire literacy skills, exposure -to academics,

THE SCHOOLS play a very important role in my life.
By attending this institution I have become literate,
that is, I can read and write. I addition to that, I have
acquired moral and social values such as accepting,
loving, and interacting with students of various
backgrounds. As a result of this, I have developed
both academically and athletically into an all rounded
individual. With these accomplishments I would have
a better life and would be easily accepted into
society. (Deawattie Narine, 11, of Parika Salem
Primary School won the third prize in the poster
competition)


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HUCKLEBERRY FINN represents education because he had
to prepare and do things in different ways, for example,
getting up early. He learnt new things by observing,
discovering, experimenting and listening. He acquired new
skills, values, and habits. He learnt by teaching himself and
by observing other persons. For example, Jim, his best
friend taught him to make a raft. With this new knowledge
he was able to survive. (Estner Engling, 11, of FE Pollard
Primary School, won second place in the poster
competition)


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experience and challenge
myself to do and try different
things everyday.
Through education, I
become more aware of all the
challenges that face my
community and society and I
am being taught how to deal
with and face these challenges.
For example, I have been
taught about abstaining from
drugs and other misconduct that
is so prevalent in society and
that has caused many other
youths to suffer and perish.
When receiving these jewels of
information from my teachers,
I feel like a rich person.
Because of my education, I am
able to converse with peers, share
my ideas and thoughts with them,
and listen to what they have to say.
Because of this, we can learn from
and help each other.
Because of my education, I
am a better person. Due to my
education I can set goals and
achieve them because of all the
knowledge being imparted to
me. One day, I can finish with
all my studies and enter into the
world and get a job to support
myself all due to my education.
That is the real benefit of
education to me.


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Source: International l)epartnieni, Bank of (Guyana.
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What is the value of education to you?

By Ahilya Raymattie Singh, 15, West Demerara Secondary School

I value education because I believe it is an academic and social skill valued because of its
power to change one's way of life. Education withholds many benefits. It can award you if you
grasp it firmly and pursue it to its fullest.
Firstly, I value education because it enables me to be accepted in society. Today's society looks
upon youths to take their education seriously. A well educated youth is expected to make his society
proud. Those not educated will eventually become delinquents and useless to society. So, one who
values education is cherished in the society, as they can be example to others.
Secondly, I value education because it is necessary for me to further my studies. In this demand-
ing world of modern technology, education is highly recognized. With an acquired education at second-
ary level one can be able to pursue a higher degree of intelligence in a field of one's choice. A high level
of intelligence equips you with knowledge needed to pursue a career of one's choice.
Education is highly valued by me for I wish to pursue a career high in society. An occupation of
one's dream is held in high esteem. Those who have a well respected and well-paid job such as that of
a great scientist, an accountant, or even a teacher, welcome the opportunity of passing on their knowl-
edge to the future generation.
In addition, to a well paid job, there awaits a luxurious lifestyle, with all the comforts of life. One
can purchase anything one desires. This would not have been possible if not for the power of education.
Lastly, with education you cannot only help yourself but you can be a source of inspiration to
others. An educated person soon becomes popular. One can hold meetings, pep-talks at schools, so
that the young people can be enlighten on the benefits of their education. They can want to pursue
their studies after seeing living proof of its work.
Education is truly valued by me, for I recognize its importance and impact upon my way of life. I
can foresee the benefits it can and will bring to me. If I can take it seriously and pursue it to its fullest
it will bestow upon me its rewards.
Education is truly valuable!


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ASST PROJECT OFFICER

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, responsible for planning, management,
implementation and evaluation of the Adolescent Development and Participation
programme, as well as data analysis and progress reporting, including capacity building.

KEYFUNCTIONS
Collaborate with the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations-in
planning, implementation and evaluation of Adolescent Development and
participation programmes within the framework of the Government of Guyana
and UNICEF country programme ofcooperation.
Promotes and advocates for the rights and protection of women and children, in
particular in the areas of Adolescent Development and Participation, at
technical cooperation meetings and public events and creates alliances with
GoVernment, civil society, the donor community and the private sector.
., Collects, assembles and -analyzes data and background information, in
particular regarding Adolescent Development and Participation for Situatiotai.
Analysis, Programme Planning, Managemetit. Monitoring and Evaluation
purposes.
Provides technical assistance in general programme planning, management,
monitoring and evaluation as well as technical assistance in training in the field
of Adolescent Development and Participation for the purpose of capacity
building and sustainability ofprogramme results.
Drafts periodic and ad-hoc reports required by Management, Executive Board,
donors, budget and programme reviews, annual reports, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of a Degree in the Social Sciences, Public Health, or a related field. Post-
graduate studies in the relevant subject areas preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Knowledge ofAdolescent Development/Health issues and U NICEF policies.
A minimum of four years programme management experience including;
planning, monitoring evaluation and documentation.
Excellent writing and computer skills.
Experience in.Project and Financial Management.
Work experience in an international organisation is an asset.

OTHERATTRIBUTES
Professionalism, initiative, passion and commitment tasks must be evident as well as
excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of Spanish an
asset.

Applications must be submitted by December 13, 2006 and should be addressed to:

Operations Officer
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
72 Brickdam & Louisa Row
Georgetown
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEFis an equal opportunity employer.
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BUSINESS EFFORTS TREATMENT PROGRAMMES

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
CA 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 to p: omote 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 institutions and professional associations.
The successful candidate should have:
appropriate academic and professional qualifications and should have a minimum
often years relevant management experience in an education related field.
REMUNERATION
The Council offers a regionally competitive salary. Benefits include a fully maintained
motor vehicle, housing and entertainment allowances, pension, group life and health
insurances. Relocation assistance is provided where necessary.
APPLICATIONS
Persons who wish to apply for the post are invited to write under confidential cover to
the Chairman of the Council at the address given below.
should incLudc le rnani .,nd addresses of thrown ic.onrc'- and should be
submitted by Ja-uary 15, 2007
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STAFF VACANCIES

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members
of the Caribbean Community to fill the following positions with assigned
duty station in Guyana:

(i)Project Officer, Conference Services
(ii)Public Relations Officer
(iii)Census Coordinator
(iv)Senior Maintenance Assistant, Administrative Services
(v)Project Assistant, Census Project

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org_.

Applications with fuHl curriculum details, including nationality, date of birth,
work experience, educat onal qualifications, summary of professional skills
a and/or expertise, ianig'a le proficiency, lis. of professionall pubiications,
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;unday Chronicle December 10, 2006 Page XV


CHRISTMAS AND



THE ENVIRONMENT


Hello Readers,
WE are once again in the fes-
tive Oeason. It is that time of
the year when we will be hav-
ing lots of fun eating, drink-
ing, giving and receiving gifts
which may be wrapped in ex-
cess gift wrapping material
that will eventually create
mork waste materials. While
you! are celebrating, please
remember to be responsible
when disposing of all the
waste which will be gener-
ated during this season.
While you celebrate bear in
mind that your environment
says a lot about you and when
the festivity is over, your en-
vironment will still be there.
This is the first of two articles
which will tell you how to
minimize the amount of
waste you generate during
this season.

What is
Christmas?
The word Christmas comes


from the words Cristes maesse,
or "Christ's Mass." Christmas
is the celebration of the birth of
Jesus for members of the Chris-
tian religion. Most historians


peg the first celebration of
Christmas to Rome in 336 A.D.
It is a day for opening gifts
brought by jolly old St. Nick.
The caroling, the gifts, the feast,
and the wishing of good cheer -
all these ingredients came to-
gether to create that special
Christmas atmosphere.

History of
gift-giving on
Christmas day
The tradition of gifts seems
to have started with the gifts
that the wise men (the Magi)
brought to Jesus. As recounted
in the Bible's book of Matthew,
"On coming to the house they
saw the child with his mother
Mary, and they bowed down
and worshipped him. Then they
presented him with gifts of gold,
incense and myrrh."
The custom of gift-giving
on Christmas also goes back
to ancient Roman festivals.
The very first gifts were
simple items such as twigs
from a sacred grove as good
luck emblems. Soon that es-
calated to food, small items of
jewellery, candles, and stat-
ues of gods.
During the last century, the
focus of Christmas has shifted
towards a stronger shopping
and market culture.
This mass consumption
does not come without costs.
The World Wildlife Fund's Liv-
ing Planet Report 2000 calcu-
lated that human impact on the
environment, which has in-
creased by 50% during the last
30 years, is now 30% more
than the planet can sustainably
handle. This massive "ecological
footprint" is largely driven by
personal possessions. Material


goods the things of which
(hristmas presents are made -
require energy and materials in
production, transportation and
disposal.
During the weeks leading up
to Christmas and New Year's
Day, quantities of garbage in-
crease by approximately one
million tons per week World-
wide. In fact, 38,000 miles of
ribbon alone is thrown out each
year--enough to tie a bow
around the Earth!

How can you
minimize your
waste?
Some folks place excess
.amounts of oil and grease from
holiday cooking and cleaning in
collection containers, scrape oil
and grease off of kitchen uten-
sils and equipment, and keep
grease out of wash water. They
also avoid pouring oil and grease
down the drain as this causes
water pollution.
Avoid disposing of kitchen
waste in the sink.
Although the season is
about eating and being merry,
planning meals wisely and prac-
ticing portion control is good for
both maintaining your waist and
your collection bin. Leftovers
are always good, place them in
plastic containers or bags and
send them home with guests or
save it for later.
Use decorative reusable
boxes and bags for gift giving in-
stead of wrapping paper. If you
must wrap, use comics, old cal-
endars or fabric.
Almost every family re-
uses the ribbons, bows and deco-
rative wrappings and this is
good practice.
Another good practice is


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The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation is inviting applications from
persons to lil the Tollowing vacancies in the infectious Disease Ward


suitably qualified


2 STAFF NURSES & 2 NURSING ASSISTANTS

Applicants should possess the following:

Staff Nurse three (3) years postgraduate experience and registration with the General
Nursing Council of Guyana.

Nursing Assistant two (2) years post graduate experience and registration with the
General Nursing Council of Guyana.

Successful applicants will be offered contractual terms and conditions of employment (CDC
funded).

Application, along with certificates, references and a valid Police Clearance can be submitted to:

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
North Cummingsburg
Georgetown


To reach no later than Friday December 15,2006


that people tend to use reusable
bags when shopping.

Purchase
rechargeable
batteries.
Use a real Ficus plant or
simply decorate with plants.
Give "green" gifts that do
not require wrapping, such as
gift certificates or a charitable
donation in the recipient's name.
Use cloth napkins, not pa-
per ones; it's cheaper and more
elegant. Use rags for clean-up,
not paper towels.
Get your children to make


Part 1

Christmas cards out of box
boards and colorful magazine
pictures. It reduces waste and
gives a much more personal
touch to your season's greetings.
Keep Christmas cards sent
to you, cut them up & use them
for gift tags next year.
Donate unwanted clothes
and household goods to charity.
!Finally there's nothing
more comforting than a re-up-
holstered old sofa to enjoy the
company your friends and fam-
ily.
Join us next as we con-
tinue to look at ways in which
you can enjoy the holiday
season and protect the envi-
ronment.
Season's Greetings to all
our readers!


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Environment", C/o EIT
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UGe'orgetown Public Hospital Corporation |





1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following items and
services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:

A. *Provision of Laboratory Supplies.
B. *Provision of Stationery Supplies.
C. *Provision of Garbage Bags.
D. *Provision of Printed Materials.
E. *Provision of Cleaning Supplies.
*Provision of Medical Equipment (CDC funded).
1G. Provision of Pest Control Services.
H. Provision of Sanitact Services.
i Provision of maintenance and repair services for Elevators.
J. Provision of maintenance and repair services for Perkins Generators.
K. *Provision of maintenance and repair services for imaging equipment.
L. *Installation of Perkins Generator and associated power transfer hardware.
M. Relocation of fire escape step from Seaman's Wards to the ACDC Building.
N. De-silting of external pnd internal perimeter drains.
0. *Supply of PVC Insulated cables and associated cable termination hardware.
R *Extension of GPHC mortuary and installation of complete refrigeration system.
Q. *Provision of Mainte nanceland repair services for the GPHC mortuary
refrigeration systems,
R. Construction of roof over exiisting Lunch Room.



2. Tender Documents can be obtained frbm the Cashier, Finance Department of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation, NeN Market Street, from 09 00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $2.000 each

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope whicti does not in any way identify the
Tenderer, and should be clearly marked on the top left hand comer
"Tender for (specific item (s)".

4. Tenders for items G, H, I, J, M, N. and R must be addressed to The Chairperson, Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation Tenders Committee and must be placed in the Tender Box situated
in the Administrative Building. GPHC not later than 09:00h on Tuesday December 12,2006.

'Tenders for items A, 8, C, D, B, F, K, L, 0, P and Q must be addressed to The Chairman,
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be
placed in the Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown not later than 09:00h, on Tuesday December 12, 2006.

Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to ahend the openings.

5 Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Complance from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue AuthorityllRD) and from the General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual, if the individual is tendering or company,
if the company is tendering.


6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any Tender.

Michael H Khan
Chief Executive Officer ..
PLEASE NOTE HE REVISED CHANGES FOR DEPOSInfTa


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NARRATIVE WRITING with a study partner.


AFICTIONALNARRATIVE
Reminder: A short story can start with a problem. You
decide who the characters are, what problems they confront,
how they solve them, and what they learn.

It is also a good thing to practise your short story writ-
ing whenever the time is available. When you do it, remem-
ber to improve on the way you deal with the following story
characteristics:
creating a character
confronting the character with a problem
showing the character reacting to the situation
allowing the character to resolve the problem

'Note, however, when you are drafting, you can decide to
shift from relating the story events in chronological order,
and then tell the central event through a flashback that "looks
back" at an earlier event.

Here is today's short story model written by a student:

We're heading to our cottage on Scenic Lake. A dull ache
pounds in my head, and my stomach churns in rhythm with
the motor. I stretch out comfortably halfway across the seat
until I accidentally hit my sleeping sister, Tracy. Just a few
months ago we could hardly fit in this back seat; that's when
my brother, Drew, was here. He would take up half the seat
alone. The pain stabs me and the memories quickly flood
back.
We're diving for Drew's waterproof wrist watch as we
did every year. Drew or I throw the watch as far as possible
and the other person dives to find it. Since drew is seven-
teen and I am only fourteen, he holds an unfair advantage,
but I never complain. This time it's my turn to throw it. He
has already beaten me three times today by thirty seconds
each, so this particular time I secretly throw the watch be-
hind me. Drew bobs up and down the dock, searching for a
glint of silver in the hot summer sun.
"Come on, Ben! What'd you do with it?" he
frustratedly whines. I foolishly grin back, pleased that I have
finally outwitted him at something. Grabbing my arm, he
strongly twists it into a horrible snake bite.
Tell me, Ben, or you know what's coming," he whis-
pers, checking for our parents. We glare at each other, flash-
ing our ugliest poses. Finally, we break down laughing and
I point happily toward the watch.
"You little ...." is all I hear before he sprints off the
dock and pulls into a flawless dive.
(Jeanine Skendzel writing in Merlyn's Pen: The National
Magazine of Student Writing)

ABOUT THE STORY
Look how the writer prepares you in the first para-
graph for. the problem that is the basis of her story plot.

Tell what details demonstrate that the writer is inter-
ested not only in the actions and events but also in how ac-
tions and events affect her characters.

Have you noticed that the writer tells the story from
a first person point of view, and uses the first person pro-
nouns "I" and "me"? Remember that this point of view al-
lows readers to know the characters better. Note how you
are allowed to get a "you-are-there" feeling.

The characters involved in the story's plot are the
two persons, Drew and Ben. The sister, Tracy, and the fa-
ther and mother are mentioned, but they do not appear in
the story. You can try doing this kind of thing, where a
character's name is mentioned but he/she does not appear in
the story.

; .. -..Have ou noted that the "flash back" at an earlier
time is used? Yes? Note that this event is the main event.
And have you taken note of the use of the present tense
verbs? Why has the writer used this verb tense? Discuss it


STORY RESOLUTION
Henry fell over on his side, stunned, and made no attempt
to get to his feet. Mrs. Kreager's eyes opened wide with hor-
ror, and her hands covered her mouth. She lurched with such
quickness that all the pigeons scattered, leaving an immo-
bile Henry. She put him in her hands, and although he was
not dead, it seemed he had given up life....
She stood up, still clutching the warm body, and be-
gan to walk home, leaving the bag on the bench to be thrown
away by the Park Service and the stick to be found by some
child in search of an imaginary Excalibur. She knew she
would not be back.
(Yannie ten Broeke, writing in Merlyn's Pen: The National
Magazine of Student Writing)

Read the story extract over to see how the writer has
forged a moving story that focuses on cheerful and plucky
Mrs. Kreager. She has the one pleasure of feeding pigeons
in the park.

Tell about your thoughts on the resolution. Has it
solved the problem? Why or why not? Discuss the answer
with a study partner or record your personal answer in your
commonplace book.

Remember: It is a good thing to visualize the structure of
the story you will write. Take a look at this suggestion: Open-
ing, Action 1, Action 2, Action 3, Climax, and Resolution.


Writing: Use what you have gathered from above along
with the picture below to produce a short story. When you
are finished, examine it and then list the main characterss,
the complication, the main event, the climax, and the resolu-
tion.



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IMPROVING WRITING
Pay attention to your strategy of combining sentences;
it helps improve your style.
Check to see if you can 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
delete repeated words
use connecting words


THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet, and blossom in
their dust.
JAMES SHIRLEY
The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses


rearrange words
change the form of words

Grammar
Make verbs agree with compound subjects.

When you have a compound subject joined by or or nor
or either...or or neither.. .nor; the verb always agrees with
the subject nearer the verb.

Drew or I throw the watch....

Choose the correct form of the verb from each sentence
below.

1. Fur or feathers (cover, covers) many living creatures.

2. Neither people nor a bird (is, are) cold-blooded.

3. Either feathers or hair (Keeps, keep) the body warm.

4. However, neither fur coat nor feathers nor warm blood
(identifies, identify) a mammal.

5. The distinguishing feature or identifying factors (is, are)
a hair or fur covering, warm blood, and the ability to suckle
young.


Agreement with Compound Subjects
Compound Subjects joined by And

A compound subject that is joined by and or both...and
is plural unless its parts belong to one unit or they both re-
fer to the same person or thing.

PLURAL The mother and our immediate neighbour are
conversing.

SINGULAR Bacon and eggs costs one hundred and
eighty dollars. [The compound subject is a single unit.]
Joe's wife and partner consults him. [One person is both
wife and partner.]


Compound Subjects joined by Or or Nor
With compound subjects joined by or or nor (or by ei-
ther ... or or neither ... nor), the verb always agrees with the
nearer subject.

PLURAL Neither the invigilator nor the candidates are
writing.
Either the invigilator or the candidates are writing.

SINGULAR Neither the invigilator nor the candidate is
writing.
Either the invigilators or the candidate is writing.


Many a, Every, and Each with Compound Subjects

When many a, every, or each precedes a compound sub-
ject, the subject is considered singular.

SINGULAR- Many a n,-; wo~m, ~ahdchlk'knows about'
humiliation.
Every Harpy eagle, owl, and parrot invigorates me.
Each Harpy eagle and owl is soaring.


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Page XVI


PLANTAIN


CULTIVATION


General Botany
Plantains are large,
perennial, herbaceous plants
consisting of underground
stems known as corms or
bulbs. The corm is the basal
part and has a central bud
from which leaves and flowers
initiate.
A large number of roots
form from the corm and often
remain grouped together in the
upper 30 cm layer of the soil.
The corm also has lateral buds
of which 3-4 become suckers.
The leaves of the plantain con-
sist of three parts: the sheath,
the petiole, and the midrib
which bears the leaf blades. The
sheaths extend from the base of
the plant forming the 'trunk' or
pseudo stem which, as it grows
thinner, forms the petiole and
then the midrib. When plantain
has formed a number of leaves
the terminal bud of the corm
develops, rises in the pseudo
stem and produces an inflores-
cence, which emerges from the
center of the leaf cluster and
turns downwards forming the
bunch.

Environmental
Requirement
Environmental factors
that affect the growth of plan-
tains include:-
Rainfall and tempera-
ture Plantain requires an evenly
distributed rainfall ranging be-
tween 120 and 160 mm per
month. Regions where dry sea-
, son lasts longer than three to
four months, should avoid un-
less supplementary irrigation
can be provided. Temperatures
(28 -320C) are also ideal for the
growth of the crop. Tempera-
ture below 180 C and above 360


C will adversely affect growth.

Wind Plantain
plants have weak rooting sys-
tems relative to the size of their
aerial parts and therefore
stormy winds can cause consid-
erable damage. Areas sheltered
from winds are preferred, or the
provision of wind breaks or
even the propping of plants will
be required.

Light Sunny condi-
tions are favourable for plan-
tains, since a high degree of sun-
light is beneficial to growth and
curtails the development of fun-
gal diseases.

Soils Plantains re-
quire light, deep soils that will
enhance root development and
penetration. Heavy soils with
poor drainage of those which
compact easily should be
avoided. Sandy loam and silty
clay loam soils rich in organic
matter are ideal for good growth
and development.

Land Preparation
Lands under forest


should be cut and wind
rowed. Burning should be
done only on the wind rows.
This operation leaves the or-
ganic matter intact in the top
soil and helps to maintain
good soil structure. Lands
which were previously
cleared and used in the re-
cent past should be ploughed
with light machinery to a
dept of 10 -20 cm (6"-8").
Deeper ploughing should be
avoided as much as possible.
Adequate drainage must al-
ways be provided.
Planting Holes Holes for
planting should be prepared at
least four weeks prior to
planting. Dig holes 60 x 60 x 60
cm (2'x2'x 2'). The size is
important, for even if the
planting material is small, it
allows the roots to spread out
easily in the area provided. A
poorly developed root system
retards growth which results in
small and poor quality bunches
being produced. The holes
should be spaced 3.6 m (12')
apart if inter planted with other
crops and 2.4 m (8ft) if planted
in pure stands. In preparing the


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planting holes, separate the top
soil from the sub soil. The top
soil is then placed at the bottom
of the hole and the sub soil
above to form a mould. After
planting, the holes are filled with
the remaining soil.

SELECTION OF
PLANTING
MATERIAL
There are three types of
planting materials: the
Sword Sucker, the Maiden


Sucker, and the Bull Head.
The Sword Sucker is the
choice above all the other
planting materials> the
longer it is with a full corm
at the base, the better it will
grow under favourable condi-
tions. It has the advantage of
having an adequate supply of
food in the corm to enhance
rapid growth and with less
chance of being affected by
pests than other types of
planting materials.
The Maiden Sucker is a


young plant that has not yet
borne fruit.
The Bull Head or Corm
is the round under ground
basal section of the plant
from which'the roots and
leaves emerge.


To be continues next week


CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

C -Pro-Registrar

The Caribbean Examinations Council invites nominations and applications for the
post of Pro-Registrar to head its Administrative and Operational Centre, Western
Zone in Jamaica. The Pro-Registrar reports directly to the Registrar, the Chief
Executive Officer of the Council, who is based at CXC Headquarters in Barbados. The
Western Zone Office is responsible for the development of the Council's examination
syllabuses, servicing the School Examinations Committee, and corresponding with the
Ministries of Education and the CXC National Committees in all Participating Territories
on matters relating to curricula and examinations. The Western Zone Office is also
responsible for the administration of the examinations in Belize, Cayman Islands, the
Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica, and for the marking of scripts at the Jamaica
centre.
The Pro-Registrar is required to:
provide leadership for the Administrative and Operational Centre in Jamaica;
ensure timely and effective implementation of the organisation's strategic and
operational plans as they relate to the Western Zone Office;
establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and customers of the
Council, and with prospective donors;
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:
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 to 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 institutions and professional associations.
The successful candidate should have:
1. A first degree from a recognized University
2. Post-graduate degree in education and/or Management
3. Experience in working in an education environment and in curriculum develop-
ment activities
4. A minimum of five years' experience in a senior management position, either in
the public or private sector, with demonstrated skills in writing project proposals,
Project Planning and in managing large projects
:5. Strong organizational and leadership skills, and must be detail-oriented, with the
ability to manage professional and non-professional staff
6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
7. Knowledge of the region's educational systems
B. Proficiency in wordprocessing and other relevant computer applications.
REMUNERATION
The Council offers a regionally competitive salary. Benefits include a fully maintained
motor vehicle, housing and entertainment allowances, pension, group life and health
insurances. Relocation assistance is provided where necessary.

APPLICATIONS
Persons who wish to apply for the post are invited to write under confidential cover
to the Chairman of the Council at the address given below.
Applications should include the names and addresses of thee references which should
be submitted by January 15, 2007.
The UWI Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council
Vice Chancellor's Office
Assembly Hall Building
Mona
Kingston 7
JAMAICA
Requests for further particulars should be addressed, in writing, to the Chairman
of the Council (Attention: Ms Allison Fung) at the address given above, or sought
by telephone (876) 927 2406, or (876) 935 8525, fax (876) 927 0253, or e-mail
allison.fung@uwimona.edu.jm


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Brief Introduction to

Guyana's Draft

Biotechnology, Biosafety &

Biosecurity policy


Following the national consultation
workshop on a draft national biosafety
framework earlier this week, we bring
to you some brief excerpts of the draft
policy framework. A full public
notification will be provided for public
comment by those who could not
participate in the workshop.


Excerpts of the draft National
Biotechnology, Biosafety and
Biosecurity Policy The
Guyana policy on
biotechnology, biosafety and
biosecurity aims to
strengthen Guyana's
capability to take advantage
of the opportunities offered
by biotechnology, for the
benefit of the individual,
industry and the
environment. The
biotechnology policy aims to
promote the accumulation
and use of knowledge in the
sector, to facilitate the
conversion of the results of
research projects to practical
applications, under ethically
acceptable conditions, with
the risks overcome and
protection to the traditional
sectors from the negative
effects of some aspects of
biotechnology. The policy
encourages public-private
sector partnerships and
foreign direct investment.
Guyana is an attractive
country to do business in
because of its rich
biodiversity and indigenous
resources.

The objectives of
the proposed
policy are
two-fold:
1. Guide the judicious
use of modern biotechnology in
Guyana for sustainable
development in ways, which do
not jeopardise human or
environmental health including
Guyana's biodiversity and
genetic resources and,

2. Ensure effective
control of trans-boundary
movement of GMOs or
products thereby resulting from
modem biotechnology through
exchange of information and a
scientifically based, transparent
system of advance informed
agreement.

Tlhc,scope of this proposed
policy covers all GMOs and


their products, all LMOs and all
elements of genetic materials
used in genetic manipulation of
any kind. This national policy
covers in detail: laboratory and
field applications of
biotechnology within Guyana,
the fields of agriculture,
environmental management,
food/beverage processing, health
and industry, the regulatory
processes, the biotechnology
research and development
process, occupational safety at
work places where
biotechnology procedures are
used or products handled,
labelling of GMOs in feedstuffs
and feeds sold in or imported to
or through Guyana and any
other measures to ensure public
safety or health or
environmental safety with
respect to the use of
biotechnology in Guyana or its
neighboring territory or waters.

The four main policy issues
for Guyana are how pervasive
or strategic is biotechnology to
the economy, dissemination of
knowledge (public
participation). human resources
and social acceptance of the
technology and/or its products.
In Ihc Guyanese public interest.
policies can be positive, neutral
or negative. In the case of
biotechnology, the general lack
of knowledge, present limited
application of the technology
and a high degree of suspicion
suggest that a precautionary
policy might be preferred at this
stage similar to countries such
as Brazil, India and Kenya.
Adopting this approach means
that the anticipated economic
effects will be modest; but with
application, effects on
environment and quality of life
can be much larger. Later, a
promotional or permissive
policy can be considered. The
EPA Act advocates the
precautionary approach.

The present Guyana draft
policy identifies opportunities
for wealth creation and national
well being in the 'sectors of


agriculture, food processing
industry, health and the
environment. The policy
encompasses five pillars, which
underline the direction and
measures towards developing
biotechnology and protecting
the nation from the effects of
GMOs and GE. The five pillars
are:
L Create and sustain
public awareness of
biotechnology, biosafety and
biosecurity and increase the
nation's human capital in
biotechnology through
education and training.
There is no doubt
biotechnology is built from
the power of research and
human intellect;
II. E s t a b 1 i s h
biotechnology centres of
excellence in selected parts of
the country, where multi-
disciplinary research teams
work in coordinated initiatives,
leading to the transformation of
the productive sectors and
commercialization of the rich
biodiversity;
III. Apply incentives to
encourage committed
participation from academia and
the private sector:
IV. Review the legal and
regulatory sectoral framework
to protect traditional sectors;
V Establish a dedicated
and professional agency to
spearhead the development of
GuI ana's biotechnology sector.
The key aspect here is to
employ an approach that
moves away from an
infrastructure focus to one that
builds on the capabilities of
existing institutions.
Emerging from the strategic
pillars of the policy, the
following may be surmised for
the effective development and
deployment of biotechnology,
biosafety and biosecurity for
the nation's bioeconomy thrust.
namely:
i. Public awareness,
education, access to information
and training
ii. Biotechnology
centres of excellence
iii. Incentives for bio-
entrepreneurship
iv. Legal and regulatory
framework
1. Institutional
infrastructure and capacity
development for leveraging
biotechnologies

Pleas see'pOje XIX


AOROSDCOP6m

ARIES -- Get ready to impress yourself today, when you outlast another per-
son in an endurance competition. You might not be aware of the contest while
it is happening, but you'll certainly know when you've won. Get ready for a
surprise gift of money or attention. It seems that you have more stamina than
you knew you had! This newly discovered fortitude of yours will be helpful in
the upcoming days, when you'll have to exercise a modicum of self-control.

TAURUS -- You will end this day wiser than you began it. A person from a
different culture or with different social mores will confront you today, and
may question your ability to look past stereotypes and accept people for who
they are. This will give you something very meaty to ponder throughout the
day. Think about how you want other people to perceive you, and then think
about situations where you thought others were being intolerant of, or preju-
diced against, you. Wisdom will come from this.

GEMINI -- Why keep your thoughts to yourself? Today, if you unleash your
bolder, opinionated side, you'll see some dramatic results. The people around
you right now not only want to know what you think, but also want to dis-
cuss it with you. Get ready to talk about complex issues, and let your per-
sonal feelings guide your arguments. It is perfectly acceptable to want some-
thing to be a certain way, but you will have to explain yourself logically. Lead
with your opinions, but close the argument with facts.


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CANCER -- Just because something is bigger does not mean that it's better!
Size doesn't matter in all aspects of living, especially right now. You need to
be paying much more attention to the nuances of the people around you, not
merely to the size of the shadows they cast over your life. Intimidation can
be a powerful force, but there's no need to let it ruffle your feathers. Stare
into the eyes of whatever is trying to scare you, and it will soon shrink right
down to nothing.

LEO -- Dig down deep and wake up some of your slumbering willpower to-
day! You will be faced with a lot of temptation today, and if you're not care-
ful, you could get involved in some complicated situations. Of course, the
drama of these situations will be very appealing at first -- in a made-for-TV-
movie sort of way. But as you know, those movies usually end in tears. You
might want to take a break from social situations and keep yourself far from
things that you know are bad for you.

VIRGO -- Are you wondering why no one seems to be appreciating your
efforts? Well, if you really want to help others, then the reward or recognition
shouldn't be necessary, right? Remind yourself that a doing a good deed it
its own reward, and that getting credit can be overrated anyway. It's time for
you to look at the bigger picture and not be so concerned about your piece
of the pie. Give anonymously, and you will still get the same good feeling
you'd get if your name was on a hero list.

LIBRA -- Today is not the day to avoid the limelight. You have to give up,
give in and face the facts -- you make a great group leader! Being bashful
isn't going to get you off the hook today when others look to you for an-
swers or inspiration. But have no fear -- just be yourself and keep doing what
you've been doing, because it's working. If you don't feel courageous, then
just pretend to be courageous -- the feeling will follow. Don't psych yourself
out with self-doubt.

SCORPIO -- Any delicate negotiations you need to have with an authority
figure will go very well today. but you have to watch yourself. Do not push
too hard for what you want -- this is definitely not a good time to ask for a
raise or an extended vacation. Instead. keep your requests reasonable. Your
ability to be practical and flexible will be remembered. And when you come
back later with a bigger request, that history will help make your case.

SAGITTARIUS -- Your respect for other people's choices in life is admirable,
but today you will come to the conclusion that not everyone else is giving
you that same respect. If someone is questioning your ideas or our creativ-
ity, try not to take it personally. This person is on a power trip -- and is un-
aware that you know far more about this subject. He or she will wake up from
this delusion soon, so you don't have to do or say a thing. Expect a sheepish
apology

CAPRICORN -- You're very in touch with what your limits are. Remember
that today when someone starts to get too demanding. Speak up for your-
self, and be frank when enough is too much! Of course, you will get your
message across much more effectively if you add a dash of sweet talk. An-
other good approach would be to ask this person how he or she would be-
have if the situation were reversed. When you disagree with someone, it's
always wise to imagine yourself in that person's shoes.

AQUARIUS -- A well-timed mental experiment can often be a hundred times
more exciting than a daredevil physical act. If you concentrate more on thrill-
ing your mind than on pumping up your adrenaline right now, you'll discover
some extraordinary things about yourself. This is a good time to question
your strongly held beliefs and make sure they stand up to new arguments, to
ask for a friend's opinion about a new idea, or even to do a little trial and error
with your wardrobe. Try something new.

PISCES -- Your personal and business schedules arc getting aw fully crowded
right now, so do yourself a favor and schedule some buffer time during the
coming weeks. Block off some free time, or even a free day, because you're
going to need a chance to catch your breath. There are still more invitations
coming your way, and you will have to choose-between twop conflicting events
or activities. Consider seniority over everything else.


- Sunday Chronicle-December 10, 2006


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Brief

Introduction to

Guyana's Draft

Biotechnology,

Biosafety &

Biosecurity policy

From page XVIII

vi. Indicators for monitoring biotechnology, biosafety and
biosecurity development and capacity
vii. Indicators for development and monitoring of biotrade and
related regional and global competitiveness
Additionally, the strategic use of the triad concept of
biotechnology, biosafety and biosecurity in agricultural
diversification, food security, environmental security, ecosystem
health, improved health care, economic security and regional and
global trade is fully recognized.
Accordingly, based on Juma and Konde's report, potential
market gains can be had from:
Bio-fertilisers an affordable industry, cheap to
manufacture and suitable for small-scale farmers if produced locally
(eliminates distribution costs) and investment in technology is far
lower than that of inorganic fertilisers
Body and health-care products (nutraceuticals) demand
is likely to increase. It presents a market for Guyana with its
endowment of rich biodiversity
Bio-preservatives The food industry has failed to expand
due to continued use of chemical preservatives many international
markets are unwilling to accept. Use of natural products to inhibit
bacteria and fungal growth will improve acceptability of products
such as fruits and vegetables, fish and meat products. Most of the
enzymes involved are easy to prepare in-house and can be obtained
on the international market at a fair price.
Mining could increase share of earnings if appropriate
technology is developed. Use of bio-leaching technology can improve
quality of final products and reduce waste associated with
mechanical cracking. Biotechnology solutions to mercury and cyanide
will increase value and earnings and reduce environmental
degradation.

Guyana's draft Biosafety
Policy in brief
The draft biosafety policy covers all GMOs and their products,
all LMOs and all elements of genetic materials used in genetic
manipulation. This national policy covers in detail the following:
1. Laboratory and field applications of biotechnology within
Guyana whether currently known to science or those developed in
future;
2. The fields of agriculture, environmental management
(including bioremediation of mining, industry and domestic wastes)
food/beverage processing, health (including human and veterinary


medicine) and industry, and other fields of current or future
applications;
3. The regulatory processes, including notification,
information transfer and review, risk assessment including socio-
economic impact, ethical considerations, monitoring and enforcement
measures pertaining to import or export of the products of
biotechnology or laboratory or field use of biotechnology in Guyana
including handling, disposal, containment, control, monitoring and
release;
4. The biotechnology research and development process,
including academic, agriculture, health, industrial and other research;
5. Occupational safety at work places where biotechnology
procedures are used or products handled;
6. Labelling of GMOs in feedstuffs and feeds sold in or
imported to or through Guyana;
7. Any other measures to ensure public safety or health or
environmental safety with respect to the use of biotechnology in
Guyana or its neighboring territory or waters.

Thematic Areas of Biosafety regulation policy emphasis:

The areas of biosafety regulation emphasis will be the following:
Agricultural biotechnology
Environmental biotechnology
Food (processing) biotechnology
Health biotechnology
Industrial biotechnology

The draft Biosecurity Policy in brief
Biosecurity is considered one of the most critical issues in
shaping of Guyana's future well being. The need for public support
cannot be underestimated. The carambola fruit fly detected in 1993
at Orealla was eradicated in 1998 with the combined use of IPM,
quarantine restrictions and public awareness campaigns. The
biosecurity focus ought to be on pre-border, border and post-border
activities designed to keep out new pests, to maintain and monitor
framework for pest management agencies, industry and individuals
take collective action against pests as well as a framework for
managing intentional introduction of new organisms including
GMO's. Government should have overall responsibility for funding
biosecurity in particular border management, surveillance and
incursions.

The importance of biosecurity from the purview of international
threats of bioterrorism is fully appreciated in the context of intended
or unintended exposure. In securing the nation's stake in the
Caribbean tourism economy, biosecurity in this context is considered
.of paramount import i.i securing the safety of all citizens and
visitors. This aspect will require enormous resources and
cooperation with other nations particularly in this hemisphere.

Goals of the draft biosecurity policy

1. Prevention and exclusion preventing entry and
establishment of pests and unwanted organisms capable of causing
unacceptable harm to the economy, environment and people's health;
2. Surveillance and response early detection, identification
and assessment of pests and unwanted organisms capable of causing
unacceptable harm and where appropriate, deployment of a rapid
and effective incursion response that maximises likelihood of
eradication;


Welcome to the 429th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
Strips on cooking in Guyana.
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1 teaspoon brandy (optional)
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3. Pest management effective management (including
eradication, containment and control) of established pests and
unwanted organisms capable of causing harm to the economy,
environment and people's health.

To achieve these goals, the biosecurity system needs to have
these elements:
1. Strong, global, and regional relationships to identify and
manage emerging risks;
2. Identify all risk pathways and high risk organisms and
implementation of pre-border and border measures to prevent pests
and diseases entering Guyana;
3. Comprehensive, competent surveillance programme and
diagnostic services to detect and identify arrival and spread of pests
and diseases;
4. Sufficient capability to conduct timely assessment of the
threats for new or expanding species;
5. Rapid response capability to eradicate new pests and
diseases before they establish and spread;
6. Seamless integration between the appropriate agencies of
central, regional and local government, each with clear roles and
accountabilities;
7. Effective strategies in place for eradicating, containing and
controlling pests and diseases already established;
8. Effective eradication and awareness programme to
encourage compliance with biosecurity rules and regulations;
9. Strong enforcement of our biosecurity laws;
10. Strong input of scientific advice at all levels of policy,
planning and decision making; A strong culture of continuous
improvement.

Email address:
caesarbiosafety@yahoo.com

The National Biosafety Framework
Project is executed under the auspices
of the Environmental Protection
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DIFFERENT FOCUS, USU FLARE
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INCORPORATING the softness of Asia, the
depth of Africa and the colour of the Carib-
bean, local designer Donna Ramsammy-
James has unleashed an explosive fashion
collection that had consumed her for months.
The theme of the collection, like others in the
past, is "Focus" but Donna quickly notes her usual
flamboyant approach is not visible and under-
standably so.
Her 2007 collection is an ethnic fusion of fash-
ion through art and was also influenced by clas-
sic styles which were in the past worn by her, who
was terminally ill and passed away just two weeks
after the show was staged in her honour.
The styles are beautiful! A coalesce of light
natural fibres in tropical colours and beautifully
engraved African artefacts are present in each of
the unique designs, reflecting a deep cultural in-
fluence as is customary with Donna's work.
"My mom was my greatest inspiration,"
Ramsammy declares. During the time she created
the new collection her mother was diagnosed with
cancer and doctors predicted that she would have
soon died
The mere thought of losing her mom was un-
bearable, but even such thought bore brilliant re-
sults as it shifted her focus into something her
whole life has been wrapped around designing.
"All I wanted to do was wrap myself up in a
cocoon and cry (but) "focus" is what kept me go-
ing in the last month," she told Chronicle's
Pepperpot.
"This particular collection is a tribute to her
(mom) and was influenced by my memories of
childhood," she adds.
Her mom was very much particular with her i
appearance and was a woman of great taste in
fashion, she reflects. Class was the thread run-
ning through her every garb, with pieces featur-
ing ruffles, tucks, belts and pleats.
"Mom used pastel and she also used colour,"
she says with much pride and compassion. "This
time around I present more formal looking clothes
with my childhood in mind." she adds with a smile.
In her designing career spanning 22 years,
Donna has designed 19,000 individual outfits, with \
no piece duplicated. A recent show releasing her
new line featured 133 unique new designs for men
and women of the tropics.
Tie-dye, batik, seashells, beads and bamboos
were commonly used to decorate the fabric, which
was mostly cottons and linens in various weights,
and those lucky enough to have witnessed the un-
folding of "Focus" seemed to love it.
Ancient cuts and clips were invoked in the nine
exclusive collections of gears for men and women
of class.
The models were certainly having fun,
crisscrossing each other and striding flirta-
tiously before the botanic backdrop that
beautifies Donna's home compound at
Durban Backlands, in Georgetown.


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