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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: 12/31/2006
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
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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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Alert cat saves
family from fire
SYDNEY (Reuters) An alert tabby cat saved an
Australian family of four from a house fire by
clawing at its owner's face, emergency officials
said.


Timmy the tabby sprang into action by waking his unidenti-
fied owner when a mattress caught fire as the family slept early
Friday in Cairns in Australia's tropical north.
"The cat was probably the best smoke alarm system ... it was
clawing at the occupant's face and got him up and out of bed,"
Cairns fire service spokesman Robert White-Macfarlane told report-
ers.
The man was then able to wake his family and call for help.
White-Macfarlane said the fire was probably started by a


cigarette but added that the home had suffered only minor
damage because of the cat's intervention.
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A MOTHER'S JOY: Shevonne Greene with her baby after it
was recovered. (Shirley Thomas photo)



Citizens'

security

programme for

early next year
PLANS are under way for the establishment of the Citi-
zens' Security Programme (CSP) early next year, the Gov-
ernment Information Agency (GINA) reported yesterday.
The agency quoted Minister of Home Affairs Clement
Rohee as saying that community leaders would be approached
to play an active role in the programme.
"They will have to help establish forums through which
we will be discussing community projects that will enhance se-
curity and law and order," Mr. Rohee explained.
According to GINA, the minister said the CSP will employ
a multi-dimensional approach to crime prevention, crime reduc-
tion and crime fighting.
A survey of pilot communities is ongoing to ascertain the
relationship and attitudes related to crime and violence and do-
mestic violence and community/police relationships will also
be addressed, the agency said.
The pilot communities selected include Rose Hall
Town, Tain/Port Mourant, Buxton/Annandale, and Sophia,
it said.


Alleged baby kidnapper




likely to be charged


A MEDICAL report on the
state of health of the baby
girl abducted from her teen-
aged mother Thursday has
been handed over to the Po-
lice.
Following examination of
the child in her mother's pres-
ence at the Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation Friday.
the certificate was given to her
and she in turn made a copy
available to the Police yester-
day.
Relatives said the baby was
given a clean bill of health, and
appears to be doing well so far.
Arrangements are being
made to have her immunisation
process commence as soon as
possible when she will be ad-
ministered with the BCG vac-
cine, they said.
Apart from physical and
mental fatigue, and discomforts
following delivery less than one
week ago, the 13-year old
mother, who is now much more
composed, is also said to be do-
ing fine and resting comfortably
at home.
Meanwhile, the alleged ab-
ductor, who has been trans-
ferred to East La Penitence Po-
lice Station for the holiday
weekend, is likely to make her
first appearance in count on
Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Sunday Chronicle un-
derstands that the woman,
whose identity is still concealed,
is only allowed one visit per


day, and that is restricted to her
immediate relatives at dinner
time.
The alleged abductor, a
woman of Amerindian descent,
was found with the baby at
about 11:00 h Friday, in a house
at Supply, East Bank Demerara.
Police, acting on a tip off.
swooped down on the house
and made the discovery. The
woman was arrested and taken
to the Brickdam Police Station,
along with the baby, and the
anxious mother Shevonne
Greene brought in to identify
her child.
Meanwhile, the story re-
portedly given the police by the
accused, is that she had taken
the baby away because earlier,
she was getting a baby and the
pregnancy ended in a miscar-
riage.
She claimed that knowing
that her husband had desper-
ately wanted a baby, she was
afraid to tell him about her mis-
carriage, so she set out to ob-
tain a newborn child, with the
hope of convincing him that the
baby was theirs.
The Sundya Chronicle un-
derstands that the woman is
begging Shevonne and her fam-
ily to accept a monetary "settle-
ment" and have the matter
dropped but the family had no
time for that yesterday and
whisked their baby away to
safety.
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expressed gratitude to the police
for their prompt and efficient
action, resulting in the recovery
of the baby, as well as the me-
dia and all the public-spirited
citizens who came to her rescue
following the abduction.
Shevonne said the woman
snatched her baby at the
Stabroek Market Square around
10:00 h Thursday and fled.
The teen said she gave birth
to the baby at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
last Saturday night and had seen
the woman before. She recalled
that while she was in the hos-
pital, the woman regularly vis-
ited the ward.
She apparently befriended
her and found out where she
(Shevonne) was living.
Shevonne said that early
Thursday morning, she was at
home washing when the woman
turned up and offered to take
her to town where they could
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However, Shevonne said,
since had had a complicated de-
livery, she had difficulty getting
off the mini-bus when they got
to the bus park and moving
around generally. It was the first
time she had left the home since
giving birth to her baby, and it
was after being coerced by the
woman, she said.
She said she asked the
stranger to hold the baby for
her while she held on to the bus
and disembarked.
That was probably the mo-
ment the woman was waiting
for, and bolted on taking the
baby, the mother said.
Persons on the scene re-
called seeing the woman, tightly
clutching the baby in a shawl,
running with it.
Many joined the search and
swearing, combed the Stabroek
Square and Linden bus park, but
found no trace of her.
Police were notified and a
search launched for the kid-
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U.S. in Iraq in two years


BAGHDAD (Reuters) De-
cember became the deadliest
month for U.S. troops in Iraq
in two years after the U.S.
military reported six more
combat deaths, leaving the
tally just two short of the
emotive 3,000 mark.
Three U.S. marines died
Thursday from wounds suf-


fered in combat in Iraq's west-
ern Anbar province. One soldier
was killed by a roadside bomb
in northwest Baghdad and an-
other soldier was killed in Anbar
Friday, the military said yester-
day.
Another statement an-
nounced the death of a U.S. sol-
dier killed by a roadside bomb


in southwest Baghldad Friday.
The latest deaths look the
number of U.S. military deaths
in Iraq since the invasion of
March 2003 to 2,998, accord-
ing to icasualties.org, a Web
site that tracks U.S. deaths in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
The number wlho died in
December is now 109, three


more than the previous high this
year in October, and the highest
since November 2004 when 137
U.S. servicemen and women died.
Mounting U.S. casualties
are raising pressure on Presi-
dent Bush to set a timetable
for the withdrawal of troops
from the increasingly unpopu-
lar war.


Bulgarians and Romanians


set to mark EU accession


BUCHAREST, (Reuters) -
Relieved Romanians and
Bulgarians planned all-night
street parties tonight to see
in the New Year and mark
their countries' accession to
the European Union on Jan.
1.
They join a club that is in-


creasingly hesitant to admit new
members after its historic east-
ward enlargement in 2004.
The addition of the two
poor Black Sea neighbours will
raise the EU's membership to
27, almost half of them former
communist countries once cut
off from the West by the Iron


Congo names opposition

veteran prime minister
KINSHASA, (Reuters) Congo's newly elected President
Joseph Kabila named 81-year-old opposition veteran
Antoine Gizenga as the country's new prime minister in
a presidential decree read on state television yesterday.
The nomination of Gizenga, leader of the Socialist-leaning
Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU), had been widely expected
since Kabila was sworn in on Dec. 6 as the country's first demo-
cratically elected president in more than 40 years.
Gizenga. who came third in the first round of a presiden-
tial election in July, signed an agreement with Kabila's political
coalition ahead of an October runoff, promising his support in
exchange for a guarantee that the post of prime minister would
go to a member of his party.
"PALU is extremely pleased." Godefroid Mayobo.
Gizenga's spokesman, told Reuters shortly after the announce-
menlt. "We have finally come back Ito where we were whlien we
were pushed aside."
Gizenga served as deputy to Congo's first prime minister.
Patrice Lumumba, who was assassinated in early 191 mIontsll
after the vast, mineral-rich country spanning central Africa
achieved independence from Belgium the previous year.
He later headed a rebel government of Luumniba's
supporters in Kisangani in the country's northeast, fol-
lowing a coup led by Mobutu Sese Seko.



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Curtain.
As they joined the EU
ranks, some west Europeans
were worried that the bloc
might have overstretched itself.
They feared further enlarge-
ment could hurt their job mar-
kets, even raising the crime rate
if, for example, drug smuggling
and people trafficking, rife in
the Black Sea region, spread to
the West.
Other EU hopefuls in the
Balkans and further south, such
as former Yugoslav states, Al-
bania and Turkey, may\ have to
wait.
"Now' the door will be shut
for a while. so Bulgaria and Ro-
mania should consider tihem-
selves very luckv," said
Gergana Noutch\ea. a research


fellow at the Centre for European
Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brus-
sels.
Romania the larger of the
two and Bulgaria will to-
gether boost the EU's population
by 30 million, to 490 million, but
will contribute just one per cent
to its total economic output.
The EU's borders will
stretch from the Atlantic and
Baltic in the west and north to
the Black Sea in the southeast.
Street parties were
planned throughout Romania
and Bulgaria, which missed
out in the first wave of the
bloc's eastward expansion in
.2004. Faster reforms, particu-
larly the fight against corrup-
tion, finally secured their
membership.


ferry-sinks off Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) More than 500 people were still miss-
ing ill stormy seas off Indonesia's Java island yesterday,
almost a day after a ferry fromI Borneo capsized, officials
said.
The sinking was the secLond Indonesian ferr\ disaster in as
imanUI' days altlr a \cesscl overtlurnel d IThur I'sdla ill rough seas
off Sumlnatra.
High seas anrd bad weather hampered rescue efforts after
the latest disaster, officials said yesterday.
CRescuers found I o bodies and 74 people ali\e. said Riyadi.
head ol ciL'icli oind iCs.ilic' opL'latiiiio illn Si'llaag.ll'. CCe rIal lfI\a.
The ferrn Scnopati Nuisanlar. carried 005 people. including
03 crew. according lo the manifest. a navy spokesman said.
Se\eniteelin survivors \w ere taken to Tuban in East Java pr-o\-
ince. an officer at the district police station. Muhaimin, told
Reuters.
Transportation Minister Hatta Rajasa said the ship was on
fire before it sank at about midnight F:riday. "The huge waves
and storm caused the ship to burn." he told the BBC Indone-
sian service.
"AWe have received information that dozens of passengers
had uised life rafIts. in addition to those (alrCeadyl) rcusedl. \We
are tl'rying to rescue thlemi." he said.
A survivor said heavy seas had battered the ship since
afternoon, scattering its furniture in every direction.


Ethiopian tanks

roll on Somali

Islamist call to

arms

MOGADISHU (Reuters) Ethiopian tanks rumbled south
from Mogadishu to attack Somali Islamists yesterday af-
ter the religious movement's leaders called on fighters
and residents in the port city of Kismayu to cast off a for-
eign "occupation".
Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, whose forces fled the Somali capital
Thursday, urged thousands of people gathered at a Kismayu
stadium for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha to defend their
nation and faith from Somali government troops backed by
armour, soldiers and jet fighter planes from mostly Christian
Ethiopia.
"Our country is under occupation so we have decided to
fight," he told the crowd as Islamist troops on trucks mounted
with anti-aircraft guns stood guard outside.
Ahmed said his Somalia Islamic Courts Council (SICC) re-
mained ready to negotiate with the interim government, but
that the Ethiopian soldiers backing it must leave.
He said the Courts were set up to restore stability in a
nation that has been mired in anarchy, torn to pieces and
squabbled over by warlords since the overthrow of dictator
Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.
"But now we are gearing up to kick these occupiers out of
our country." the SICC chairman said.
Islamist troops abandoned the coastal capital they had ruled
by sharia law for six months Thursday in the face of a 10-day
Ethiopian offensive of land and air assaults.
Residents of Mogadishu have greeted the forces of the in-
terim government and their Ethiopian backers with a mixture
of jubilation, fear and protests.
Crowning the dramatic reversal. Prime Minister Ali
Mohamed Gedi swept into Mogadishu Friday saying the fight
for political survival had been won.
President Abdullahi Yusuf yesterday landed in an
Ethiopian military helicopter about 20 km (12 miles) out-
side Mogadishu and held talks with faction leaders and
elders.


Haj pilgrims start

stoning ritual
MENA. Saudi Arabia (Reuters) More than two million
Mluslim pilgrims began a symbolic devil-stoning ritual yes-
terday, putting to .the test new safety measures at a stage
of the haj that has seen tragedy in the past.
The rites were overshadow \ d by Ithe news that former Iraqi
leader Saddamu Hussein. a hero to some Sunni Arabs because of
his anti-U.S. stance, had been executed by the U.S.-backed
Shi'ite government.
Saudi Arabia attacked Iraq lor marring the spirit of the haj,
one of the world's biggest displays of mass religious devotion
which is a duty for able-bodied Muslims with the means.
"Leaders of Islamic countries should show respect for this
blessed occasion ... not demean it." said a statement issued by
the slate news agency SPA\ and i-rad on national television.
Security fears were already high during this haj season be-
cause of sectarian strife between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in
Iraq and elsewhere in the region.
"We have not changed our plans. We have prepared for the
worst. but so far things have been very quiet." said a security
officer at Mena outside Mecca. who asked not to be named.
Many Sunni Arabs on haj were angered by the news,
but some Iraqi pilgrims said Saddam's death was a gift on
the occasion of Eid al-Adha. the Feast of Sacrifice that be-
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Castro sends New Year's



message to Cubans


By Marc Frank

HAVANA, (Reuters) In a
New Year's message, ailing
Cuban leader Fidel Castro
said yesterday he was recov-
ering slowly from abdominal
surgery and thanked his
people for their courage dur-
ing his recuperation.
"Concerning my recovery I
always said it would be a long
process, but it's far from being
a lost battle," said Castro's
message, which was read out
on state-run radio stations.
"I have not stopped being


(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) -A
People's National Movement
politician was gunned down
Thursday night, in what in-
vestigators believe was an
"ordered hit".
Bert Allette, 54, a council-
lor with the Port of Spain City
Council for the Belmont West/
Port of Spain North area, was
shot three times in the head.
Investigators said Allette
was shot at point blank range.
Two of the bullets exited the
back of his head and one re-
mained lodged in his forehead.
He died on the spot.
His killing, which came
two weeks after another coun-
cillor, Peter John was shot at
his supermarket in Laventille,
sent shock waves through the
PNM.
Police Friday night said
they received information that
Allette recently had a dispute
with someone whom he refused
to give a recommendation for


informed of the most important
information and events. I dis-
cuss them with my closest com-
rades when cooperation on vital
matters is called for."
The 80-year-old Cuban leader
praised Cubans' "maturity and
calm" in recent months and took a
swipe at "global imperialism" for
consuming the world's resources
and destroying the environment, be-
fore wishing Cubans a happy New
Year.
Castro has not appeared in
public since July, when he had
surgery for a condition that is
being treated as a state secret.


entry into a State-run
programme.
Investigators also said
Allette had, on numerous occa-
sions, reported that his life was
being threatened. However, he
kept this from family members
and close friends so as not to
worry them.
However, sources said
Allette did speak about the
threats to a former Commis-
sioner of Police and made a re-
port to the Belmont Police Sta-
tion.
Homicide sources said they
expect to make an arrest soon.
Allette, a former photo jour-
nalist with the Express, Guard-
ian and Newsday newspapers,
of St Margaret's Lane, Belmont,
was a councillor for the past
three years.
Cherry-Ann Grant, Allette's
girlfriend whom he usually visited
in the Marylane Hill, Belmont, area
where the incident occurred, was
said to be traumatised after the gun-


He temporarily handed power
to his younger brother Raul
Castro, Cuba's veteran defence
minister.
Fidel Castro's prolonged ab-
sence from the public eye has
fuelled speculation that he is ter-
minally ill. He was last seen in
video images released Oct. 28
that showed a frail man who had
difficulty walking.
Cuba has been keen to show
that Castro is still involved in
state matters, but U.S. officials
in Washington suspect Castro
has cancer, though they have
offered no evidence to back that


men also opened fire on her during
their attack.
Speaking with the Express
during a brief interview, Grant
said Allette went to her home
shortly after 8 p.m. where he
took a rest and later began play-
ing with his dog Howler.
"He got a telephone call and
I walked him out to his car,"
Grant said.
As they proceeded downhill
to where Allette's car was
parked, Grant said two armed
men wearing bandanas across
their faces jumped out the
bushes.
"Bert turned to me and told
me 'Cherry run'. I started run-
ning back up the hill and they
were firing shots behind me,"
Grant said.
When she reached back to
her house Grant picked up the
phone and called the police, but
said she heard several other
shots.
"They (police) told me to


Police kill five in Rio as


gang attacks continue


RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters)
- Brazilian police shot dead
five suspected gang members
in a Rio de Janeiro slum Fri-
day night and exchanged
fire with drug traffickers
who tried to attack a police
station early yesterday.
The shootouts followed a
wave of bloodshed unleashed
by drug gangs Thursday, when
18 people died, including seven
passengers burned alive on a
bus torched by assailants. An
eighth person died from severe
burns yesterday.
On Friday night. for a sec-
ond consecutive night hundreds
of people were stranded at bus
stops or walked home for miles
as only a handful of city buses
circulated.


Police have reinforced pa- night.
trols, occupied a dozen slums In other parts of Rio, gang
and mounted a heavy security sters sprayed with bullets a pc
programme to safeguard the lice station on the outskirts ar
city's New Year's eve beach shot up the facade of a shoppir
S party, when more than two mil- mall. Nobody was killed.
lion people will cram the On Thursday, gangsters als
Copacabana beach, including shot up police posts, killing I\\
S over 500,000 tourists, officers and two bystander
In one raid, police found Police killed seven suspects.
bottles with gasoline and home- State authorities were d
S made bombs which would have vided about what had trigger
S been used in new attacks. Nev- the violence, with some blaming
ertheless, another bus was set jailed drug kingpins trying I
ablaze Friday night in the sub- prevent changes in penilential
urbs. About a dozen buses had administration set to occur alt'
been torched by then. a new state gov'erinmCl nt take
A police spokesman said office on January I.
two assault rifles, a grenade and Others cited tensions hI
pistols were found on the five tween drug gangs and vig
suspected drug traffickers killed lante groups set up by police
in a standoff with police Friday officers in some slums.


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However, a Spanish sur-
geon who examined Castro said
last week that he does not have
cancer, is making a good recov-
ery from the surgery and could
return to governing Cuba.
Jose Luis Garcia Sabrido,
head of surgery at Madrid's
Gregorio Maranon hospital,
said Castro did not need further
surgery but required physical
therapy, a strict diet and rest.
"He does not have cancer,
he has a problem with his di-
gestive system," Garcia
Sabrido told Reuters.


stay inside and when they ar-
rived they would call me,"
Grant recalled.
Adding that when the po-
lice arrived she was taken to
the Belmont Police Station,
Grant said she was told
Allette struggled with his
killers before being gunned
down.


Three found


guilty of


attacking


'drag queens'

THREE men have been found guilty in a Barbados Su-
preme Court of endangering the lives of two of the island's
*drag queens' or men who dress up as women.
Testimony from the Public Prosecutor showed that when
the two drag queens. Adrian "Adrii' Holder and David "Dee
Dee" Winston. went to a gas station variety store m Februars
2004 to purchase items, they were attacked by the three men.
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In addition to glass bottles being thrown at them, the "drag
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Editorial)

FOR all the heartaches, the agony, and frustration some
would have experienced, for varying reasons, overall 2006
was a comparatively good year for Guyana, in social, po-
litical and economic terms.
A most outstanding reference point would be the regional
and parliamentary elections of August when, in the face of the
gloomy predictions and self serving warnings from some quar-
ters, there was thankfully, the absence of the violence and dis-
ruptions associated with previous elections.
It was proof that, left to themselves the Guyanese people,
across ethnic and party lines, would prefer to choose a govern-
ment peacefully and with confidence in the electoral process.
The governing and opposition parties that contributed to
the peaceful environment in which free and fair elections took
place, are to be commended. Guyana deserves to be praised
for striving to bury the burden of a country where political vio-
lence and ethnic conflicts have been standard fare at national
elections.
Given the prevailing nature of our political culture, it is not
to be expected that the government's opponents would wish
to recognize the further progress achieved in 2006 in the fos-
tering of social harmony, improved social welfare programmes
and the economic gains resulting from foreign aid and local and
overseas investments.


Crime,


Gains and hopes


Irrespective of political affinities, the Guyanese people
would, however, know the positive changes that continued to
be the pattern of progress in education, housing, health, social
welfare, communication, sports and culture.
On the debit side, would certainly be the rampant criminal-
ity, which is also a serious problem for our Caribbean neighbours,
as well as the lack of success by the security forces in critical
cases.
For example, failure to recover the 30 stolen AK-47 rifles
from the Guyana Defence Force; or to make any significant
breakthrough in the capture of those involved in the assassina-
tions of high profile personalities, among them a cabinet minis-
ter, business executive and a well known political activist and
talk show host.
Hopes for 2007 include new efforts for regular and struc-
tured consultations between the government and parliamentary
opposition as well as with the private sector and labour move-
ment.
In the case of the latter, it is more than high time to resolve
the differences that have resulted in the serious split of the
Guyana Trades Union Congress.
Honest and concerted efforts need to be made to overcome
this problem, while those representing public sector workers
should engage in a critical review for an end to the apparent


cricket


politically motivated confrontational approach towards the gov-
ernment.
In turn, the government would be expected to adopt a more
pragmatic attitude in the interest of fostering an even more posi-
tive industrial relations climate to further enhance social and
economic progress and sustain a stable political climate.
We wish our readers and, indeed, all Guyanese the very
best for 2007.




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challenges



- Looking back and ahead


LEAVING behind the horrible crime woes of 2006 that proved
so painful for Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, among
member states of the Caribbean Community, Cricket World
Cup 2007 could be good nourishment for people across our
region.
It would be a season of excitement and inspiration as we follow
the game that is so much a unifying force in our multi-cultural, multi-
ethnic region and now, increasingly treated as integral to our social
and economic development.
CWC 2007 has resulted in significant development projects in
five of the nine countries hosting the series. These include stadium
and road construction; new and improved hotels in addition to the
foundation being laid for better health and transportation facilities
and, hopefully, more effective security arrangements in the face of
ever present danger from the criminal networks
In the areas of crime and justice, 2006 would be recalled
for unprecedented developments like the assassination of
Guyana's Agriculture Minister Sash Sawh; the jailing for a
short period of former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister
Basdeo Panday on criminal conviction for failing to declare
an overseas bank account; and the suspension of that twin-
islnd state's Chief Justice (Satnarine Sharma) for alleged
interference in the course of justice.
An appeal is pending against the criminal conviction of Panday
- who still maintains a militant political profile while the trial
for the alleged offence by Chief Justice Sharma is scheduled to
begin next month.
In the field of electoral politics, Jamaica's primary focus would
be the general election to be called by the country's first-ever
woman Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, whose
incumbent People's National
Party is after an unprecedented
fifth consecutive term.
It will be a very hard row
for the PNP to hoe against the
background of a campaign
financing scandal and widening
social and economic discontent.
and an evidently energised
opposition Jamaica Labour
Party of Bruce Golding.
Jamaica's election will be
one of four expected for 2007
the others being Trinidad
and Tobago; Barbados and The
Bahamas. It would be quite a
surprise as it was in the SASH SAWH


case of St Lucia last month should there be a change in
government in either Barbados or Trinidad and Tobago.
Last August, the People's Progressive Party/Civic won its fourth


consecutive term. No surprise in that.
But last month's defeat of the two-term St Lucia Labour Party
came as a shocker with the return of the 82-year-old John
Compton's United Workers Party
to power.
Now, as we prepare to usher
'in the second half of the first
decade of the 21st century, it
would be simply too difficult to S
shrug off the enormous human
tragedies, the wars, terrorism, .
genocidal tribal/racial and -
religious conflicts, or the deaths
from hunger and diseases that
have been so much of the
horrifying experiences of the
global community in 2006.
In our own small patch of the
globe, 2006 would be remembered,
BASDEO PANDAY
variously, for unabating criminality
with Jamaica retaining its unenviable reputation as the "murder
capital" of the Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago as the region's
"kidnapping centre".
It was also the year when fears have increased over the
future of regional air transportation compelling new rescue
initiatives that include a possible merger of LIAT and
Caribbean Star as well as an integrated service arrangement
with Trinidad and Tobago's new airline, Caribbean Star, which
replaces the 60-year-old BWIA on New Year's Day.
For all the excitement that CWC 2007 and the expected quartet
of national elections will bring, plus the interest to be generated in
coming CARICOM summits that must settle the structure of a
single economic space by 2008, a very distressing feature of life in
our Caribbean Com1nmuunitl could still be the plague of serious


crime.
Criminality was a major enemy of many CARICOM states in
2006, with Jamaica, Trinidad and
Tobago and Guyana being among
the worse affected.
Trinidad and Tobago remains a
society traumatised by recurring "'
kidnapping for ransom. Most of
the victims happen to be of one
ethnic group in what is
increasingly viewed as a volatile
social/political climate.
Some social organizations
have been urging town hall-style *-' ..
meetings with the police to
share ideas on crime control and :'
about the climbing deaths from
road accidents. Ministerial SATNARINESHARMA
rhetoric and self-serving
comparisons of crime data offer no comfort to a traumatised
populace.
While precise regional data were unavailable at the
time of writing, murders and traffic accidents were
competing with deaths from HIV/AIDS that, together,
accounted for well over 2,000 lives lost in 2006 in a
CARICOM already burdened with comparatively high
mortality from non-communicable diseases like diabetes,
cancer, obesity, and heart attacks.
Next year, following the historic cricket series, CARICOM
governments will be expected to advance the implementation of the
very valuable report from the Sir George Alleyne-led Caribbean
Commission on Health and Development submitted to them for
their consideration and action.
The commission's report addresses the challenges of chronic
preventable diseases that are destroying too many lives across our
community.
CARICOM leaders have the opportunity this year of their
Inter-Sessional Meeting in February in St Vincent and the regular
annual Heads of Government Conference in July in Barbados to
inform the public of the initiatives to be pursued in response to the
Commission's core recommendations.
There remains, of course, the unresolved, elusive issue
of an effective governance system of the community's business
and whether the recurring calls for a high-level CARICOM
Commission with executive authority will get the decisive
support it needs in confronting some of the community's
challenges during 2007.


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R Fluorescent


YAH all know what this is -
the end of one year and the
start of another.
So. Rasta. you too looking
forward to a fluorescent 2007?
I looking for a lot of fluo-
rescence this year, my blood, a
lot of fluorescence and not only
in the energy-saving light bulbs
you and I get for free this year
that's just about to go down in
history.
Imagine how I would glow
if by a miracle, I get Beyonce
to sing to me "To the right, to
the right" while she advising the
other guy, "To the left, to the
left"?
You think she would be
able to tell me I should not think
I am irreplaceable after she tells
me "to the right, to the right?"
Glow boy, glow, glow.
Okay, Rasta. Stop pulling
your dreadlocks. Here's where
I got this fluorescence and glow
stuff from.
I know you are a strict ital
man and you don't deal with
any meat, but here's a pig story
I want you to catch.
Where you running, dread?
It's a pig story, not a pig I want
you to catch! And it's a green
pig story, blood.
Hear this Chinese scien-
tists have successfully bred par-
tially green fluorescent pigs


which they hope will boost
stem cell research, according to
the Xinhua news agency.
A research team at the
Northeast Agricultural Univer-
sity in Harbin managed to breed
three transgenic pigs by inject-
ing fluorescent green protein
into embryonic pigs, Xinhua
quoted Professor Liu Zhonghua
as saying.
"The mouth, trotters and
tongue of the pigs are green un-
der ultraviolet light," said Liu.
Genetic material from jelly-
fish was injected into the womb
of a sow which gave birth to the
three pigs 114 days later in
Harbin, he said.
China celebrates the start of
the Year of the Pig in February.
See the miracles looming in
this -new year? Green pigs, my
blood, green pigs.
Remember how some
people used to stick up their
noses about flying pigs? Well.
with green pigs now coming
from China, flying pigs may
soon be on the way.
Yo Rasta where you run-
ning off to again?
You going to buy big um-
brellas to shelter you from what
flying pigs may want to deposit
on you as they go flying over-
head?
Rest yourself, bro. Forget


Lying pigs and let's dwell on
the green pig possibilities for
now.
I am like you. Rasta and I
don't deal too much with pig but
I see nothing wrong in trying to
glow like those green pigs the
Chinese aredeveloping for this
Year of the Pig.
How would this country
look if, in this new year, it be-
gins to glow greener than those
fluorescent pigs from China
when Guyanese finally learn to
dump the nasty garbage-dump-
ing habits they have?
Could you imagine the
transformation from the smell
to the glow for Cricket World
Cup? And beyond'?
Glow boy, glow with the
possibilities.
What about if they finally
get mini-bus drivers to drive
not so fast and stop killing
people on the roads'?
You think those green pigs
would be able to glow more
than Guyanese swelling their
chests in pride at such an ac-
complishment'?
And could you imagine the
psychedelic glows that would
envelope Georgetown and oth-
ers parts' of the country if the
vagrants and homeless are taken
off the streets and pavements?
Those vagrants are spread-


ing so fast that some have set
down firm foundations right
outside the Guyana Chronicle
offices to spend another year
right there.
I won't be surprised if I see
them with offspring this year,
but that's not the kind of glow
I want to be dazzled with in
2007.
I am looking for the fluores-
cence that would overtake the
land if laws are finally passed
against driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
And what about those long
promised laws against noise
nuisance, blood?
Glow with the possibilities,
blood. glow.
I don't look for much in
new years and prefer to go with
the flow as the days go by but
I would love to be enthralled by
the glow that could materialise
this year which promises so
much.
It's going to be a big year,
with Cricket World Cup, the
Rio Summlit, a meeting of Com-
monwealth Finance Ministers
and so many other such big
events.
But making a big success of
all those looming events would
require setting right a lot of little
things like people not dump-
ing garbage on the streets and


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where else they are not
supposed to; like taking
time out to honour basic
principles that help make
life a little better for others; like
the authorities getting tough on
those who have little consider-
ation for the rights of others.
See what I mean, dread'?
Little things like restoring
law and order in the city and
stopping the lawlessness that's
taking over the pavements and
streets of what is fancifully be-
ing called.a capital city.
It can be done and it
doesn't need the kind of genius
the Chinese have found to make
green pigs.
We have enough fluores-
cence within us that if we all
link hands for the tough tasks,
the job would become so much
easier.


We have shown we can do
it, Rasta.
We defied the prophets of
doom and came shining through
in the August elections, blood.
Now, that's a kind of glow
that those green pigs from China
can't match!
See what I'm saying, dread?
Glow with the possibilities,
dread, glow.
I know you're strictly ital
-but won't it be sooooo gooood
if we can catch a couple of fluo-
rescent green pigs this year?
And a Happy New Year to
all those also wishing for
some really fine glow this
year.


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Oh what a year!


WHAT a year it has been or will be in the next few hours
as those of us in this part of the world count down the final
seconds when the new year of 2007 is ushered in like a
fresh new glorious dawn.
As the first few minutes of the new year tick down, many
of us will be hoping this could be a chance for new beginnings,
for rebirth both morally and spiritually a time to shake off
the immediate past, particularly if it was a bad one and resolve
to do the things that would make us all better human beings for
ourselves and for mankind.
Worldwide, we hope for peace to reign over the current
calamitous and tumultuous state of affairs of wars and genocide.
Similarly, we will be hoping for peace to dominate our
space here in c iCarihbbean as another year has seen blood, gut
and gore as the murderous spree continues unabated.
Even some of the Caribbean islands such as Barbados. St
Lucia and St Vincent can no longer pride themselves as being
crime free as the murder and violence have invaded their space.
Here in Trinidad, kidnapping again reared its brutal head
towards the end of the year after sonic months of inactivity in
that area of crime.
Up to the time of writing, 51-year old supermarket
CEO Vindra Naipaul-Coolman remained in the hands of
her abductors, despite receiving a large ransoni for her
release and I'm told, a second ransom as well. from her
desperate family and friends.
I have never met Mrs. Naipaul-Coolman who has come
in for high praise from people, high and low in the country.
I've never seen her at her supermarket where I shop
regularly but I knew about her reputation for kindness and
charity.
Perhaps one of her last few good deeds was hiring a group


o hearing-imipaired teenagers to work as packers in the check-
out aisles.
No wonder workers at the supermarket were willing to give
up their entire salary and their tips or part of it towards the
ransom payment for this lady whom they call monm.
Like many other countries, including Guyana and Jamaica.
Trinidad is badly losing the war against crime to criminals.
And despite all the money
that is being pumped into air-
ships, eye-in-the-sky, street
cameras, super fast cars,
sophisticated weaponry, radar
systems and other crime-
fighting technology, beefing
up the police service with
Britisih cotla!!l Yard
detectives. FBI. CIA training.
criminals conltinie to be steps
ahead.
Crime also descended to
new levels in 2006 as children
were the victims of so;llle of the
most uilniaginable violence.
..- Oin ; Chnstnuw Da\. Pauli ne
Lun lFai took to\,;s to the grave
of herti siea-yrt old "on. Scan
L sl s hoC T b Cllerted and broken bNds \xI s fI uitd in a l: alov.
gIr in i Cane fic" ld.T o icenagc'rs lz 1' tr oi ',: i .h
wt ith hi m.uoldcr.
i'loaths tatoer. cml e the Ii O 11,1-, iiu; ,.'. '.
Aiy t Annxailtinthcdo. a incla otl oepeitclid r.dr.S e.. qep
1 1',', is h,, le I- lhe c,'- chl r'Cd \\ ilh h,, .


mother has been charged with neglect.
Running neck and neck with the crime taking
place in the country were the political drama and
scandals.
The biggest political drama was the jailing of former Prime
Minister and former opposition leader Basdeo Panday for not
declaring a London bank account.
Mr. Pandav. who was given bail because of poor health
and inadequate medical facilities to treat his ailments, is looking
to get back into the full blast of politics after his short-lived
retirement.
The second biggest political drama was the arrest of Energy
Minister Eric Williams at the start of the year for allegedly
accepting bribes.
Months before that. Franklin Khan. then Work-s and
Transport Minister and Chairman of the ruling party and former
blue-eyed boy of Prime Minister Patrick Manning was arrested
and charged.
Williams and Khan are facing charges of accepting
bribes in exchange for contracts from a self-confessed
bribe-giver who is a member of the ruling party and
currently sits as a !ocal o:ovcrminent councillor.
Another big political di.ll ma was the split of the opposition
p rut \ i' <-i\ s he i- :;;l'd political leader W inston
Dookeian alliedt ilounths o r!;inblings and insults. lorminii'tI
own Congress tf the lPeople (COP) which in my opinion, has
the good ill of a lot of people but is yet to make the political
impact that could drive : \ edge in the support of the two
parties in the political di\ ide.
Taking thle number one spot for the biggest drama of the
\car was the ailtenlmpt by the police to arrest Chief Justice
Sali.iine Sihannila iiall nd thie legal battles which followed which
elc't'\el\ Il i blocked the nitire nicmbership of the police service
.:, ;':". i.: .' !; ':ei'; 'alf from .ir .estimg and charging

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The Caribbean at the




end of 2006 and beyond


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


THE way in which the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARICOM)
is to be governed is an issue
that governments continue to
duck.
For over fourteen years,
there has been a blueprint for
such joint governance produced
by the West Indian
Commission. It is a blueprint
that. would ensure through
CARICOM-wide laws that
decisions are enforced and not
left to languish until the last
reluctant government recognizes
the value of their
implementation.
For fourteen years, some
governments have filibustered
over the plan, worried, it seems,
about the loss of individual
national control even though
each structure presented so far
has resided final authority in
councils of ministers drawn
from each territory and, of
course, in Heads of Government
themselves.
When CARICOM Heads
of Government meet early in
2007, a new report on
governance of the Caribbean
Community will be before them.
It is to be hoped that this time,
given the competition that the
region 'is facing in the
international community, for
trade, investment and aid, they
will be emboldened to put the
necessary machinery in place.
One thing is for sure: if
the Single Market is not
completed in all its aspects,
and the governance of the
community remains
unsettled, the prospect of a
Single Economy in 2008 -


which is a far more ambitious
even though vital project -
will dim as it drifts into the
distance.
CARICOM cannot afford
the delay. And, it can no longer
live on the laurels of being one
of the most advanced regional
integration movements in global
society.
Events in world trade, in
business competitiveness, in
science and technology are
overtaking it. Real


empowerment has to be given to
the regional integration structure
if CARICOM and its member
states are to advance.
If such empowerment does
not occur, some of the more
progressive member states will
break out on their own and the
regional process will wither on
the vine.
Already some
governments of CARICOM
countries believe that, in
their individual interest,
they should be entering
bilateral trade and
investment relationships
with countries like the U.S.,
Canada, India and China.
Countries, such as Trinidad


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and Tobago, which have
resources particularly oil
and gas in which these
larger countries are very
interested, may not long
tolerate the constraints of a
slow moving and indecisive
CARICOM.
The Single Market will also
continue not to fulfil its promise
to farmers and manufacturers in
CARICOM until governments
pay serious attention to
transportation within the region
by developing a common and
enforceable transportation
policy. It is not a tribute to
CARICOM that after 33 years
of existence, the agricultural and
manufacturing production of
CARICOM states cannot be
transported within the region.
Yet, both farm products and
manufactured goods can be
brought to individual countries
through the United States.
It should be noted that the
region's bill for food imported
from outside the areas is now
US$3.6 billion.
A policy of CARICOM
wide incentives for creating a
shipping industry within the
region is non-existent. But,
if the market were to be


developed to include all the
CARICOM countries plus
Cuba and the Dominican
Republic, a profitable
investment opportunity
surely presents itself.
In the meantime, the
absence of an agreed policy has
made a complete mess of
regional air transportation. As
2007 dawns, neither tourism to
the region nor Caribbean
travellers within the region can
feel secure.
Instead of one regional
airline or at least a merger of
some of the costly activities of
individual carriers national
carriers are continuing to
compete among themselves.
Caribbean Airlines, the
successor. to BWIA, will
compete with the new airline
that emerges from
negotiations between LIAT
and Caribbean Star; Air
Jamaica will compete with
Caribbean Airlines on traffic
from the U.S. into the
Caribbean; and Caribbean
Airlines operations from the
United Kingdom will have no
Caribbean identity as British
Airways aircraft take BWIA's
place in a code sharing deal.


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The arrangements in air
transportation have been
reached by individual
governments. It seems no
government is willing to offend
other governments by insisting
at a CARICOM level on an air
transportation policy.
So, in the name of national
pride or national control, the
gains that could result from
regional cooperation go by the
wayside.
At the root of this lack of
progress in deepening
CARICOM's integration
arrangements are two things:
political pandering to, if not
exploitation of, the fears by
groups within national
communities that they will be
swamped by an influx of other
Caribbean nationals into their
territory; and a failure to explain
effectively that CARICOM
should be a single space, like the
United States, where people,
production, and capital of each
state move freely just as, for


Oh what a ..


clearing the way for the
police to arrest and charge
him with intent to pervert
the course of public justice
in the trial of then
opposition leader Panday.
2006 was also a year of
high inflation, now into the
dreaded double digit with the
most affected being the price of
food.
The exceptional piece of
good news was the historic
involvement of the Trinidad and
Tobago football team, the Soca
Warriors, in FIFA's world cup
tournament in Germany, which


brought all the ethnic groups in
the country together as a single
people.
In his Christmas message
to the nation, Prime Minister
Manning lauded the economic
achievements of his government
itemising the expansion of the
economy, reduced employment
figures, more opportunities for
people in the country, the
billions of dollars being pumped
into the country through new
foreign investments and a whole
lot more.
But as a recent editorial in
the Guyana Chronicle


IMPORTANT NOTICE

International Pharmaceutical
Aaencv (IPA) will be closed for


commented, what's the point of
having all this wealth when the
Trinbagonian citizens cannot
enjoy them, freely, without
looking behind their backs?
With Trinidad and
Tobago heading into general
elections in the new year and
political parties desperate to
retain or take control of the
Caribbean's most dynamic
economy, I expect all sorts of
creative and imaginative
solutions from politicians to
the crime in the country.
Politicians (yes, Kenny
Anthony too) now know that
safety is the number one issue
for their populations.
Ken Valley, the Trade
and Industry Minister in
Trinidad, has admitted that
the government risked losing


example, the people, production
and capital of Texas move to
New York.
2006 witnessed a small
step forward in this process
when the basic foundation of the
Caribbean Single Market was
laid.
Beyond 2006, CARICOM
must deepen the integration
process and must, particularly,
facilitate the integration of the
factors of production to make
Caribbean economies more
competitive in the global
economy.
It is urgent that the
mental construct of national
boundaries be broken down
and replaced with a realistic
understanding that for the
people of CARICOM to
survive the onslaught of
global competition,
CARICOM must be a single
landscape.

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From page seven


the election if crime in the
country was not brought
under control.
For the ruling party, they
will try to continue to delude
and hoodwink the
population about the crime
and murder statistics, playing
around with words and
figures but in the end, it all
adds up to murder.
Expect too, promises
from the opposition parties
about resuming the death
penalty; about putting police
officers in every nook and
cranny of the country and
having the solution to the
crime situation in their back
pocket.
As the year closes and
a new one opens, may God
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High-level commission to map





ideas for South American union


THE South American inte-
gration process obtained a
positive boost this month
when the presidential sum-
mit of the South American
Community of Nations
(SACN) established a High-
Level Commission to develop
specific ideas and propose
methodologies for the estab-
lishment of a continental po-
litical-economic union.
The commission, to be
based in Rio de Janeiro, is ex-
pected to be manned by repre-
sentatives of the 12 South
American republics, and will re-
port to the next summit late this
year in Cartagena, Colombia.
This commission will also
oversee the implementation of
presidential and ministerial de-
cisions and coordinate existing
initiatives in the pursuit of the
major regional goals and actions.
The presidents have already ap-
pealed for cooperation from the
secretariats of Mercosur, the
Andean Community and
CARICOM to ensure the suc-
cess of the work of the commis-


sion. The cooperation of the
CARICOM Secretariat is sig-
nificant since the two "non-
Latin" members of SACN also
belong to the Caribbean regional
organisation.
Certainly, there are numer-
ous areas on integration to be
studied and properly analysed.
The high-level representa-
tives on the Rio Commission
have a mandate to examine the
following fifteen topics: (a) in-
stitutional convergence; (b) eco-
nomic development and em-
ployment creation; (c) commer-
cial integration; (d) energy inte-
gration;.(e) integration of trans-
portation and communication
infrastructure: (f) asymmetries;
(g) productive integration; (h)
innovation, research and devel-
opment; (i) information and
communication technologies; (j)
South American financial mecha-
nisms; (k) South American so-
cial agenda; (1) environmental
aspects; (m) South American
citizenship; (n) cultural iden-
tity: and (o) citizen participa-
tion in the integration process


By Rev. Kwame Gilbert lished, governments have
been entrusted with the sa-
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But it is obvious that due
to time constraints, the com-
mission may not be able to
consider all these aspects in
the detail they deserve. As a
result, with the support of the
regional organizations, it will
establish working groups to
examine issues relating to fi-
nance, infrastructure, energy
integration and social poli-
cies.
In particular, the working
group on social policies will be
responsible for promoting a dia-
logue with various members of
civil society and proposing more
institutional mechanisms to en-
able information sharing, en-
courage participation and gather
proposals from different sectors
of civil society.
These working groups will
develop action plans to be sub-
mitted to the Ministers of For-
eign Affairs and sectoral minis-
ters for their consideration.
To implement action plans.
financial resources are certainly
the most necessary ingredient.
With this in mind, the Rio


ing order, restraining evil,
organising society and pro-
moting civil righteousness.
amongst many other things.
We also see that according
to Romans 13, governments re-
ceive their authority from God.
Society cannot function effec-
tively amid widespread lawless-
ness; it degenerates into chaotic
anarchy, a totalitarian police
state, or both. Hence, when
God established human govern-
ment, he empowered them to
make laws and to punish
people who violate those laws.
I strongly believe in the
divine institution of govern-
ment, but I also believe that
government and the laws of

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Commission's special working
group on financial matters, with
support from the Andean De-
velopment Corporation (CAF),
aims to develop proposals for
the creation of financial
and development mecha-
nisms for the SACN.
In overcoming the
handicaps and avoiding
duplication of efforts,
the Rio Commission, ac-
cording to the summit
declaration, will develop
proposals for the "en-
hancement of the insti-
tutional links between
Mercosur and the
Andean Community
with full participation of
Chile. Guyana and
Suriname."
It will also hold joint
meetings of various institutions
in those two regional bodies re-
sponsible for political and so-
cial matters, and will review the
agreements already achieved in
those areas with the possibility
of applying them within the
SACN.
On the legal level, the high
level representatives as the
summit declaration says will
examine "the elements of a con-
stitutional agreement leading to
the strengthening at the interna-
tional level of a true South
American identity and citizen-
ship, based on common values
regarding democracy and human
rights, and on the construction
of a common future of peace and
socioeconomic prosperity."
A South American parlia-
ment, agreed upon by the presi-
dents, may assist to generate
ideas for this enterprise, even
though modalities of this forum
are still in the planning stage.
So far, there is a build-up on
the momentum for the integra-
tion of the continent's transpor-
tation system. A meeting of the


Integration of Regional Infra-
structure in South America
(IIRSA) in Quito, immediately
after the summit, reviewed the
series of planned transportation


projects.
Interestingly, the role of
French Guiana (not a member of
the SACN) in the integration
process was raised, since the
coastal road of that French ter-
ritory can provide a significant
link for Guyana and Suriname
with north-eastern Brazil.
However, the idea of
French Guiana being invited to
participate in the SACN has not
gained a consensus among the
member states.
Indeed, the progress of in-
tegration developed by SACN
in such a relatively short period
of its existence is also reflected
in the very positive efforts of a
"High-Level Strategic Commis-
sion of Reflection" set up by
the continental body in Decem-
ber 2005.
This Reflection Commission
of special representatives of the
Presidents recently completed
preliminary analyses on the
functions and structures of the
SACN at five meetings: three in
Montevideo. one in Buenos
Aires. and one in Caracas, Ven-


NO


ezuela. Two meetings of its
special working-group on finan-
cial integration were also held in
Caracas and Montevideo, re-
spectively.
The analyses developed by
these meetings submitted to
the recent summit in Bolivia -
will effectively buttress the
work of the Rio Commission.
Significantly, the Reflec-
tion Commission has also de-
veloped some ideas on how to
move forward in financing
the social agenda set by the
SACN. This is of special im-
portance since the social
agenda is aimed at drastically
reducing the level of poverty
throughout the continent.
In this respect, the financial
integration working group has
recommended the cooperation
of all the South American finan-
cial institutions, as well as the
Caribbean Development Bank,
to build the foundations of a fi-
nancial structure to help trans-
form the savings of the region
into productive investment.
Special and differential treat-
ment for the weaker economies
will be given priority in this pro-
cess.
This proposed financial
structure includes the estab-
lishment of a development
Bank of the South which is
now being considered with
greater seriousness. Financial
experts from across the conti-
nent are examining the advan-
tages of setting up such a fi-
nancial institution and it is
expected that the high-level
Rio Commission will utilise
their suggestions in the prepa-
ration of its final report to be
presented at the third summit
in Colombia next year.
(The writer is Guyana's
ambassador to Venezuela.
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solely those of the writer.)


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"THE Ethiopians now are ad-
vancing, but that is not the
end," Omar Idris, a senior of-
ficial of Somalia's Union of
Islamic Courts (UIC), told the
BBC on Wednesday.
"We know what happened
in Iraq, the experience of the
Americans...I think this is very,
very early to say that the Islamic
Court forces were defeated."
The war is starting in Soma-
lia, but it may end up being fought
in Ethiopia and Eritrea, too. To-
gether, the three countries contain
almost a hundred million of the
poorest people! on the planet.
On Thursday, the Ethiopian
army took Mogadishu,
Somalia's capital, and the UIC,
the closest thing to a govern-
ment that Somalia has had since
the country collapsed into an-


The


From page nine

the state must be founded
on the laws of God rather
than the caprice of man. The
basis for the concept of lim-
ited authority is in these
truths: The government has
limited authority and men
have certain God-given rights
which governments cannot
violate.
The humanist would re-
move this concept. He would
deny that government derives
its authority from God. But in
so doing, he also denies the sov-
ereignty of God.
If government does not de-
pend upon God and his law for
its authority, it is not bound to
respect the limits God has
placed on its authority, and it
becomes a monster unleashed to
do whatever it pleases. If gov-
ernment is the highest authority,
then all laws should be just.
Government becomes the
arbiter of right and wrong as
well as of legality.. That is why
societies that try to destroy the
biblical foundation of govern-


archy fifteen years ago, retreated
south towards the border with
Kenya. Ethiopia has tanks, jet
fighters and the tacit support of
the United States; the UIC has
only light weapons and the sup-
port of Somalis who distrust
Ethiopians (i.e. almost all of
them). So the UIC will prob-
ably win in the end, but it will
take a long guerrilla war.
This is a war founded on a
misconception and driven by
paranoid fantasies. The miscon-
ception was the U.S.
government's belief that the Is-
lamic Courts, local religious au-
thorities backed by merchants
in Mogadishu who wanted
someone to curb the warlords,
punish thieves, and enforce con-
tracts, were just a cover for al-
Qaeda. So the U.S. instead


backed the warlords who were
making Somalis' lives a misery.
American support is the
kiss of death in Somalia, so the
warlords were finally dislodged
in Mogadishu last June by an
uprising led by the UIC and
supported by most of the popu-
lation. The warlords fled to an
American ship offshore, their
clansmen went to ground, and
the UIC rapidly took control of
most of southern Somalia, bring-
ing order for the first time since
1991. But the U.S. immediately
started plotting its overthrow.
Washington's principal instru-
ment in this enterprise was Ethio-
pia, Somalia's giant neighbour to the
west. Ethiopia's 75 million people
outnumber Somalis by more than
seven-to-one but although the
Christians of the highlands have al-


ways dominated Ethiopia, almost
half of its people are Muslims, like
the Somalis.
In Ethiopia's sparsely
populated eastern desert, the
Ogaden, most of the people are
not only Muslim but ethnically
Somali. This is where the para-
noid fantasies kick in.
Most of Ethiopia's Mus-
lims are too busy scratching
a living to challenge the
Christian ,ne4r-monopoly of
power in heir country, but
the last thing Ethiopia's rul-
ers want (o see is an Islamic
regime nekt-door in Somalia.
To make matters worse, the
Ethiopians suspected that their
enemies, the Eritreans, were
sending troops and arms to help
the Islamic Courts regime in So-
malia.


mited authority...


ment, in the name of liberty and
tolerance, end up creating a tyr-
anny far worse than even they
had imagined.
The very word tyranny, in
its early Greek root tyrannos,
means "one who rules without
the sanction of religious law."
William Penn
summarised it well when he
said, "Men must choose to be
governed by God or condemn
themselves to be governed by
tyrants." Leaders then, who
do not rule under the guid-
ance, influence, and
enablement of God, inevitably
become tyrants.
Should Christians rebel
against governments, due to un-
just laws? Interesting question.
The terms "rebel", "re-
belled", "rebellious", "rebellion"
are found approximately one
hundred times in the Bible, and
almost without exception they
are used disapprovingly. Usu-
ally they connote rebellion
against God; sometimes they
connote rebellion against his
civil servants.
If civil disobedience is


wrong, rebellion is even more
wrong. What do we do then
about unjust laws'?
Permit me to send a mes-
sage to the Christian community
at this juncture. Too many
Christians seem to be itching for
a confrontation with the state.
Even if the laws of the state are
unjust, our first reaction should
not be a showdown.
Remember Daniel even
after the King had made a law
which was in violation of his re-
ligious freedom, even after the
King had made attempts to as-
sassinate him. Daniel still spoke
respectfully to those in author-
ity and tried to work out con-
flict whenever possible.
This I believe should be the
response to unjust laws.
1. Normally we should re-
spect, obey and do our best to
please those in authority over us
in civil government
2. We should resist and dis-
obey government only when
that government commands us
to do something that the word
of God forbids, or forbids us to
do something the word of God


commands us to do.
3. Even when government
and the word of God conflict,
we should not disobey govern-
ment unless and until we have
done everything possible to try
to work out'the conflict and ef-
fect a suitable accommodation
of our religious beliefs.
4. When it becomes neces-
sary to disobey government, we
should be wiling to suffer the
necessary civil or criminal pun-
ishment for our act. If the prin-
ciple is not worth being pun-
ished for, forget it. It is not
enough of a principle to justify
civil disobedience.
5. Even while disobeying
government, and even while be-
ing punished fqr it, we should at
all times bt respectful to the civil
authorities. Even though they
may have misconstrued God's
will by unjust laws, they are still
God's ministers and deserving
of our prayers and respect.
Romans 13: 2 says "Who-
soever therefore resisteth the
power, resisteth the ordi-
nance of God:' and they that
resist shall receive to them-
selves damnation."


Ethiopia has fought and
won two wars with Somalia
over the Ogaden, in 1964 and


1977 (back when Somalia had a
government and an army). It
fought a bitter border war in
1998-2000 with Eritrea, a
breakaway province that won
its independence in 1993.
(Ethiopia has rejected the deci-
sion of an independent panel on
the border, and that war is just
waiting to start again.) So over
the past year, Ethiopia's para-
noid fantasies have come to-
gether with Washington's.
The official American po-
sition, stated last week by
Jendayi Frazer, assistant sec-
retary of state for African af-
fairs, is that the UIC is now
"controlled by al-Qaeda cell
individuals. The top layer of
the Court are extremists.
They are terrorists."
Even U.S. diplomats in the
.region privately reject this as-
sertion, but it is now an article
of faith in Washington.
SEthiopia accuses the UIC of
"threatening Ethiopian sover-
eignty," which merely means that
senior UIC members make the
same claims about the Somali-Ethio-
pian border that all Somali nation-
alists of every party have always
made. No UIC troops have even
approached that border but just
after the UIC took control of'
Mogadishu in June, Ethiopia


started sending troops into Soma-
lia
The Ethiopians said they
were there to support the so-
called "transitional government"
of Somalia, a body led by
Abdullahi Yusuf, a Somali war-
lord who is a long-standing ally
of Addis Ababa. But the "tran-
sitional government," which
emerged from UN-backed talks
between Somali factions in
2004, lacked popular support
and never controlled much ex-
cept the town of Baidoa, near
the Ethiopian border.
In early December, Islamic
Court troops moved on Baidoa
with the declared intention of
driving the Ethiopian troops
out. On December 24, Ethiopia
responded with the offensive
that has now taken Mogadishu.
With overwhelming material
superiority and U.S.-supplied
satellite surveillance data, the
Ethiopians have won an easy
victory, and already the war-
lords who used to dominate the
capital are reasserting their con-
trol under the shelter of the
"transitional government.".
But this is just the start of
a long guerrilla war that will sap
the strength of the Ethiopian
army, a Christian-led force back-
ing unpopular warlords in a
Muslim country. It will
radicalise the Islamic Courts and
turn them into exactly the ex-
tremist force that Washington
and Addis Ababa fear.
It will probably radicalise
Ethiopian Muslims and start in-
surrections there. It will almost
certainly trigger a new war be-
tween Ethiopia and Eritrea
(which has sent troops to So-
malia to back the UIC).
The Ethiopian invasion is
illegal, unjustified and
deeply, deeply stupid, but it
has Washington's strong
support. From the same folks
who brought you Iraq...
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)


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The success in failure


SHAKESPEARE was compar-
ing the toad with its precious
jewel in its head.
While he may have been
wrong about the precious jewel
in the toad's head, he made the
valid inspiring point, seeing ser-
mons in stones and good in ev-
erything.
A good salesman says,
"The sales began when the cus-
tomer says 'no'". Determination
and perseverance are brought in
as new sales ammunition.
There are individuals who
develop mental problems of
helplessness, blaming others and


then blaming themselves; creat-
ing low self-esteem which ad-
versely spreads to other aspects
of growth and development -
the talk of life as gloom and
doom.
Still others may become
paranoid, seeing others as
threats or develop chronic de-
pression and unable to make
decisions because they view
all efforts as useless.
The problem with some in-
dividuals and/or personality is
that they are too willing to give
up. They become despondent;
fall into a sense of helplessness


and hopelessness.
In so doing they lose deter-
mination, walk away and cry,
"What's the use any way?"

"Sweet are the uses
of adversity..."
- Shakespeare, "As
You Like it"

A further problem is that
they rationalise, make excuses
and/or blame others. This cop-
ing device is not constructive as
it draws the focus of the prob-


lem away from the real source,
the individual himself and/or the
problem itself.
This is quite typical of fail-
ing an examination or not get-
ting the desperately needed job.
One can become over-depen-
dent upon these false hopes of
rationalising and blaming oth-
ers.
A new graduand from
high school or college wish-
fully and anxiously applies
for a job. He must be pre-
pared for rejection letters.
The more the rejection, the
greater the despondency. It


Night Shelter





services extended


THE services of the Night
Shelter in La Penitence,
Greater Georgetown, which
is being run by the Ministry
of Labour, Human Services
and Social Security, have
been extended to 24 hours to
accommodate more persons.
Minister of Labour, Human
Services and Social Security,
Ms. Priya Manickchand, at an
end-of-year press conference
Friday at her Georgetown
ministry, said the change took
place in October this year.
There, persons are given a
place to stay, meals and they
receive counselling, the minister
said.
Highlighting other positives
by the ministry for the year,
she pointed to work done by
the documentation centre which
included publishing a booklet on
domestic violence, a quiz
booklet on women pioneers, a
booklet on women trade
unionists, and four publications
of the Women Power newsletter.
She also made mention of
the Mahaica Children's home
which was refurbished.
From the Women's Affairs
Bureau (WAB) some 400
persons were trained in 13
capacity building programmes
throughout the ten
administrative regions,
Manickchand reported.
She said these training
programmes were assisted by
the United Nations (UN) and
the United Nations Children's
Fund (UNICEF).
The minister said 590
persons were counselled, 300
women groups established
and sewing groups in
hinterland areas received
equipment from the WAB.
Manickchand assured that
from 2007, the bureau will be
more proactive in its campaign,
especially in combating violence


against women.
More than 30,000 persons
living in difficult circumstances
received assistance from the
ministry in the form of paying
for funeral expenses, flood
relief, paying utility bills,
providing wheel chairs and fire
relief, she said.
More than 30,000
children have also benefited


MINISTER PRIYA MANICKCHAN

from the uniform
distribution.
She revealed that since the
Child Protection Unit was
established, 114 child
protection cases have been
recorded.
However, she pointed out,
those successes did not come
without challenges which
included the lack of human
resources, and irresponsible
media reporting which she
described as an "irritant".
Manickchand said that
when the names of children are
put in the public domain or their
situations are described and
names withheld, the children are
stigmatised and suffer further as
a result.
Chief Probation and Welfare
Officer, Mrs. Patricia Grey,
added that when their methods
of interventions are highlighted


in the media, this puts a damper
on what the ministry intends to
do.
Special activities convened
by the ministry included Child
Protection Week, and Month of
the Elderly.
Manickchand said her
ministry is committed to working
with the Guyana Police Force
(GPF) and the Magistrates Courts
to ensure that more Trafficking
in Persons (TIP) cases are
taken to prosecution level.
She pointed out that
for the year, there were
22 reports, all of which
were referred to the GPF
but none concluded in
prosecution.
Manickchand stressed
that her ministry is not
pressing for conviction, but
just completion of the cases
which are important for
Guyana to move up in
ranking on the United States
ID State Department TIP
reports.
"For us to move up the tier
we have to get prosecution," the
minister stated.
She said that matters facing
the Police Force and judiciary
are recognized and the ministry
is willing to collaborate.
According to the minister,
when cases take as long as nine
months before they.are heard,
victims sometimes become
reluctant to testify and
witnesses cannot be found.
Head of the TIP unit, Mr.
Javed Shadick, said all 22
cases were reports made to
the ministry and this is a
sign that persons are paying
attention to the public
awareness messages being
spread across Guyana.
He said members of the unit
will continue to go out into
various communities including
those most vulnerable, such as


mining and forestry, to teach
people what to look for and
what can be done to prevent
them from becoming victims.
Describing her brief stint
since she was appointed
minister after the August 28
elections this year,
Manickchand said she has
enjoyed the experience of
serving and looks forward to
the New Year. (SHAWNEL
CUDJOE)


may reach the point of des-
peration.
In such a state of affairs
people have been known to com-
mit suicide, unable to deal with re-


jection and depression the help-
lessness, the hopelessness.
A constructive use of fail-
ure is to engage it as a learning
experience. Each failure calls for
a self-examination, the problem
or the circumstances.
Success the first time or
every time robs the individual of
such an opportunity. It must be
understood that in life we are
more likely to be rejected than
accepted.
Consider the letters of re-
jection for a job, the failure to
be picked for the champion
cricket team, the advances of a
beautiful lady (or handsome
gentleman) spurned. Such a re-
jection builds character, creates
self awareness and healthy cop-
ing devices.
How we cope with failure
is an integral part of our up-


bringing and our coping de-
vices.
If one is brought up in
the school of hard knocks, he
is likely to face his problems
constructively. No problem
is too difficult to deal with
and each problem becomes a
learning experience for the
next.
Family lifestyle can play an
important role in helping chil-
dren experience good and bad
times; not to cater to every
whim and fancy of the child.
A child falls and bruises his
knees and mummy runs to him,
brushes his knees, kisses them
as the child wallows in the at-
tention.
But it should be, "You are
a big boy now, you can do it",
and let him get up, brush his
own knees.
It is well documented that the
most successful students in school
are not the most successful in life
and careers. The B students do bet-
ter than the A students.
When and where a mother
is poor, look at the children
turn out to 'be good looks'.
They have to. It is their sur-
vival.
The story is told of
King Bruce of Scotland who
escaped the battle with the
British only to find himself
in a cave. As he watched the
spider falling and getting
up again and again, he was
inspired. He later defeated
the British with a new de-
termination and persever-
ance.


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January 4, 2007.


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12 .SVpAY H*PlCLDeg ey8P1


AWARDEES: Six of the eight who received awards. From left, Robert Joseph,
Duane Prince, Kelvin Bobb, Calvin Marks, Shawnel Cudjoe and Quacy
Sampson.


WORKERS AWARDED

EIGHT workers of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publishers
of the Guyana and Sunday Chronicle, were Friday afternoon awarded for their
contributions to the company this year.
Robert Joseph (Production) was given the award for Worker of the Year while the
first and second runners-up respectively were Marlon Mitchell (Accounts) and
Reporter Shawnel Cudjoe. Cudjoe also received one of the two Editor-in-Chief's awards.
The other went to Photographer Quacy Sampson.
Calvin Marks (Advertising), Duane Prince (Layout) and Rawle Butler (Production)
received the General Manager's awards while a special award was given to Kelvin Bobb
(Advertising).
The presentations took place at a get together at the company offices on Lanma
Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown.


Rice payment



deadline not


being met


THE plight of rice farmers
owed millions of dollars by
millers continues as the un-
dertaking to meet a payment
deadline mutually agreed
with the Minister of Agricul-
ture is not being honoured,
farmers said.


- farmers
They have complained to
this newspaper that at least one
rice milling company has been
issuing post-dated cheques be-
yond the agreed January 15,


2007.
This newspaper has been
reliably informed that the rel-
evant authorities have written
the company which has been is-
suing post-dated cheques to rice
farmers with dates beyond the
January 15 deadline.
It has also been learnt that
the company has been re-
quested to give a firm commit-
ment, in writing, on when all
outstanding payments would be
made to farmers owed.
In accordance with Section
10 (1) of the Rice Factories Act,
the company has also been re-
quested to provide a list of the
names and addresses of the
farmers who have received full
payments and the amounts out-
standing no later that January 3,
2007.
General Secretary of the
Guyana Rice Producers Asso-
ciation (RPA), Mr.
Dharamkumar Seeraj, at a press
briefing last month, said farm-
ers are peeved and upset at
massive outstanding payments
by millers for the first rice crop
this year and this is inhibiting
the sowing of the present rice
crop.
Seeraj had revealed that a
total of about 2,300 rice farm-
ers from Berbice and Demerara
are owed more than $750M for
paddy purchased as early as
September this year.
This is putting a severe con-
straint on the capacity of fann-
ers to cultivate rice during the
present crop as they are unable
to purchase vital inputs such as
seed paddy, fertilizer and other
agro-chemicals because they
have to pay in cash for them.
Seeraj said.
Hle noted that this could
lead to reduced national produc-
lion of rice which in turn would
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SGuyana Revenue Authority

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general public that for the purposes of the Value Added Tax
(VAT) bread that will attract VAT at a zero-rate are as
follows:

1. bread made with white or whole wheat flour only
whether plait or sliced
2. tennis rolls

The following will attract VAT at 16 percent:

1. Hamburger bread
2. Hotdog rolls
3. Similar types of flour products which are not plain
bread including raisin bread, milk loaves, patties,
biscuits, pinetart, cheese roll since these products are
normally purchased by businesses for commercial
purposes.

It should be noted that registered businesses will be able to
recover the 16 percent input VAT they pay on these items.


NOTICE

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January 2, 2007 the following
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Incred ible




message of V




forgiveness


from accident victim


A YOUNG Surinamese man,
who narrowly escaped death
in a motor vehicular accident
on the West Coast Demerara
last week, and remains a pa-
tient in the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation is
sending out a powerful mes-
sage of forgiveness.
Emrish Rama, 21, a final
year student in Accountancy at
the University of Entondakom,
Paramaribo, Suriname, despite
being seriously injured and un-
able to return home yesterday


as was planned, would like to
make it known that he is not an-
gry with, nor is he laying blame
on either of the drivers involved
in the two-vehicular smash up
at Waller's Delight last Wednes-
day.
Instead, he is thanking God
for spared lives, and that he can
look forward to being reunited
with his family.
In an incredible demonstra-
tion of love and selflessness,
Rama, who can speak English,
but was evidently in pain as he


PAVEMENT GONE: this section of the pavement on Robb Street, Georgetown, meant for people to walk on, has
been taken over by a vendor. Has City Hall authorised this?


spoke, said: "1 am not angry with
the driver or anybody ...What-
ever happened, had to happen."
He sees the accident purely
as an act of fate.


Last Wednesday. Emrish.
the driver of the motor car and
three others were heading for
Cornelia Ida to attend a Hindu
youth camp when, around


A year laternhea l


By Ibon Villelabeitia

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) -
Saddam Hussein went to his
death betraying no hint of
regret that the overarching
ambition and belligerence
that drove his rise to power
from impoverished begin-
nings had also brought about
his downfall and execution.
Born in the Sunni Muslim
town of Tikrit in 1937 and
raised without a father, he dis-
played ruthless cunning and a
taste for brutality as he pro-
pelled himself to absolute
power in Iraq.
But his appetite for con-
flict, which saw him invade
neighboring Iran and Kuwait
and defy former U.S. allies who
accused him of developing
nuclear and chemical weapons,
destroyed Iraq's oil-rich
economy and finally felled him.
His rule crumbled when


U.S. forces swept into Baghdad
in April 2003, tearing down a
statue of Saddam in the centre
of the city in scenes that
symbolised the dictator's fall
from power.
He had vowed to go down
fighting, as his notorious sons
Uday and Qusay did when they
were killed in a raid by U.S.
troops.
But he gave up without fir-
ing a shot captured by Ameri-
can soldiers in December 2003
in a hidden pit near a simple
shack in an orange grove close
to his hometown of Tikrit.
"I am the president of Iraq,
and I want to negotiate," he told
the soldiers who found him.
The hut where he had been
staying consisted of one room
with two beds and a fridge con-
taining a can of lemonade, a
packet of hot dogs and an
opened box of Belgian choco-
lates. Several new pairs of shoes


lay in their boxes scattered
around the floor.
A U.S. general said he was
caught "like a rat" and many
Arabs who had admired his de-
fiance of the United States were
shocked by his failure to fight
back.
Iraqis who lived for years
under the gaze of proud Saddam
statues and posters saw humili-
ating images of him in custody.
mouth held open by a probing
medic, an unfamiliar beard
streaked grey and dishevelled
after months on the run.
Saddam was sentenced in
November to hang for crimes
against humanity for killing,
torture and other crimes against
148 Shi'ites after a 1982 at-
tempt on his life in the town of
Dujail.
An appeals court upheld
the ruling on Tuesday and he
was hanged in Baghdad yester-
day.
In a letter written after his
sentencing in November, he
said: "I offer myself in sacrifice.
If my soul goes down this path
(of martyrdom) it will face God
in serenity."

RUINOUS WARS
Violence was part of his life
from the beginning: he was of-
ten beaten as a child.
He joined the pan-Arab,
secular Baath party while still
in his teens and in October 1959
was involved in an attempt to
kill the country's prime minis-
ter, Abdel-Karim Kassem.
According to his own ac-
count, Saddam was wounded in
the botched assassination bid
but managed to swim across the
Tigris river to evade capture, dig
a bullet out of his leg and flee
the country. He returned to Iraq
four years later.
In 1968, Saddam became the
power behind the throne when
the Baath party seized power.
and in 1979 he became presi-
dent.


A year later he launched a
ruinous eight-year war with Iran

(Please turn to page 14)


11:30 h, the vehicle crashed into
back of a parked container at
Waller's Delight.
The driver was admitted to
the West Demerara Hospital and
three others treated and sent home.
However, the young
Surinamese suffered the worst
fate and was transferred to the
Georgetown hospital in an un-
conscious state.
He suffered severe head in-
juries and was admitted to hos-
pital in an unconscious state
with multiple cuts to his face
and mouth, and injury to his
right hand which is now on a
splint.


On learning of the accident,
his father travelled to Guyana to
see his son and returned home
yesterday.
Rama's condition is im-
proving and when visited by the
Sunday Chronicle yesterday, he
was fully conscious and speak-
ing. but still experiencing pain.
The lone child for his
parents, Mr and Mrs. V.
Rama of Paramaribo, Emrish
arrived in Guyana during the
Christmas holidays and was
due to return home yesterday
to be on time for the opening
of university for the new year.
(SHIRLEY THOMAS)


Rice payment ...

(Please turn to page 13)

have a negative impact on the country's economy, as rice pro-
duction accounts for 13.6% of the national Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) and 37% of agricultural GDP.
He added that the delay in sowing the current crop could
result in about 30% of it being harvested in the rainy season
which would result in significant losses to farmers.
He said because of this recurrent problem of late payments
to farmers by millers, the RPA is moving to have the Rice Fac-
tories Act amended to specify the period which millers would
have to make their payments to farmers.
"The RPA intends to lobby at all levels for the implemen-
tation of legislation to ensure that the law provides for farmers
to receive full payment within a maximum of four weeks and at
least 50% within two weeks of delivery of their paddy to the
various buying centres," Seeraj had indicated.
The Rice Factories (Amendment) Bill was recently tabled
in the National Assembly proposing to amend the Act to pro-
vide for rice millers who owe farmers for a period in excess of
42 days to be required to pay interest rates based on the aver-
age bank rate.
The bill also proposes that licences to millers for ex-
port of rice will not be renewed until they complete pay-
ments to farmers in full.


USAI D GUYANA
FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


Request for Proposals for the management of grants
and institutional capacity building for civil society
partners (RFP 504-07-001)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
HIV/AIDS program is inviting Non-Governmental Organizations
(NGOs) registered and operating in Guyana to submit proposals for
grant funding for the provision of financial and administrative
management assistance to a network of USAID-supported non-
governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations
(FBOs), and the NGO Coordinating Committee involved in
HIV/AIDS work.
The objective of this undertaking is to contract an indigenous
organization or entity, or other qualified and legal organization (or
consortia), to strengthen the management and financial capacity of
the USAID-supported NGOs/FBOs, thereby enabling them to
expand high quality HIV/AIDS services while enhancing their
sustainability.
Details of proposal submission guidelines and application criteria
will be included in the request for proposals guidance document.
Applications are due on or before at noon, Guyana time on January
31,2007.
Interested organizations can uplift this document at the
USAID/GHARP Office at 44 High Street (DDL Building), 3rd Floor,
Kingston, Georgetown.
To receive additional information by e-mail or telephone, please
contact:
Ms. Rosa Jimenez
rosjimenez(d@usaid.gov






14 SUNBAY CHRONICLE De6emberbFi, 2006




Shopping for Old Year's Night


GEORGETOWN was crowded with shoppers yesterday looking for outfits for Old Year's
Night outings tonight. Cullen Bess-Nelson got these shots as he wandered through the
crowds, expected to continue shopping today.

0 o lec, m io f e d 0 0


(From page 13)

that killed hundreds of thou-
sands.
In 1988, as the war was
drawing to a close. Iraqi forces
launched a poison gas attack on
the Iraqi Kurdish town of
Halabja. killing some 5,000
people.
Yet Saddam's Iraq remained
tacitly backed by the United
States as a bulwark against Iran
until 1990, when he invaded
Kuwait, turning his Western
and regional allies against him.
Saddam declared that Iraq
was ready for "the mother of
all battles" but his forces were
routed and driven from Kuwait.
The United Slates. how-
ever, chose not to send forces
to Balhdad to depose Saddaml
andi he Crelained finrly in con-
trol of Iraq, brutally suppress-
ing a Shi'ile uprising.
His violence could also be
turned against family members
who betrayed him. In 1995. the
husbands of Saddaln's daugh-
ters Raghd and Rana fled with
them to Jordan. A year later
Saddam persuaded them to re-


turn, and within days both men
had been killed.
For some years, U.S. policy
was to contain Saddam but af-
ter the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001,
U.S. President George W. Bush
chose Iraq as the next target in
his "war on terror" after Af-
ghanistan. Saddam was toppled
within three weeks of the U.S.-
led invasion in March 2003.
After fleeing Baghdad he
spent eight months on the run,
issuing occasional audiotapes
taunting his pursuers and urging
Iraqis to resist the forces of a
man he had dubbed "the crimi-
nal little Bush".
Following his capture,
Saddam spent his final three
years in U.S. custody, the
spartan life in a U.S. military
cell a far cry from ihe extrava-
gantl luxury of palaces where Ihe
bathroot ms \\Iere falniously filled
\\ith gold laps.
When his Dujail trial opened
in October 2005. he appeared in
a neat suit and was defiant from
the start, insisting "1 am the
prcsidenl of Iraq'" and denoLunc-
ing the U.S.-backed court.
Playing to a televised gallery


and for his place in history, he
told the court in July in a typi-
cally bravura performance that
as a military officer he deserved
to be shot, not hanged.
In his final days in a U.S.-
run prison, he called on Iraqis
to stop fighting each other and
instead focus on killing Ameri-
cans, projecting the image of a
father figure in a country
formed by European colonial
rulers from a patchwork of
ethnic and religious communi-
ties.
As president. he appealed
variously to Arab nationalism.
Islam and Iraqi patriotism and
would appear in the traditional
clothes of an Iraqi peasant,
military uniform or Western
suits.
In court appearances he ap-
peared tieless in a sober suit and
clulchlng a Koran. His lawyers
and co-accused respectfully
called him "Mr. President".
During the trial he said:
"Even if they put me in
hellfire, God forgive me.... I
would say. 'Fine, for the sake
of Iraq.'And I will not cry. for
my heart is full of belief."


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dynamic organization as follows:

Engineers

Applicants must possess at least a Degree in Mechanical/Marine
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Accountants/Auditors

Applicants must possess at least a Degree in Accountancy/or equivalent
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SUN ecem er ,


Pensioners to receive



grants after January 4


MINISTER of Human Ser-
vices and Social Security,
Ms. Priya Manickchand, is
advising pensioners country-
wide not to visit the post of-
fices before January 4, to col-
lect their pensions.
At a press conference Fri-
day, she said the ministry is
working with the Guyana Post
Office Corporation (GPOC) to
ensure pensioners receive their
grants early.


"We do not want the pen-
sioners to waste their time and
go to the post offices only to
be told that they can't get their
pensions until later in the
month. We are also asking those
pensioners who can't go to the
post offices for their pensions
to authorise someone to collect
on their behalf," Manickehand
said.
The Government Infor-
mation Agency (GINA) said


the ministry has completed
about 7 I per cent of the dis-
tribution of Old Age pen-
sion books for 2007. The
process began in November
to avoid delays in payments,
it said.
Effective January 2007,
pensioners will benefit from a
five per cent increase in their
pensions.
The agency said that in
2005. they were granted a
hefty 75 per cent increase.


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A STRATHSPEY, East Coast Demerara food vendor was
Friday night robbed by two men. one of them armed with
a handgun, Police reported.
At about 20:30 h, Police said Elana Bowmen was at home
with her daughter when the two men through an open door.
The woman was robbed of two pairs of gold earrings, four gold
finger rings, a cell phone and $2,000.
The men made good their escape. Police said.
And about an hour earlier that night. Parbattie Singh. of 53
Duncan Street, Campbellville. Georgetown. was robbed of
US$3,000 and G$400.000 by two men, one armed with a hand-
gun. Police said.
Singh, her daughter and a friend were in the house when
they heard a knocking on the western door.
Police said they responded by opening the door and were
confronted by the two men who forced their way into the house.
They held up the occupants, robbed them and escaped.
Police said.



Men found

with gun
A POLICE mobile patrol in Tabatinga, Central Rupununi,
late Friday night stopped and searched two men and found
a .38 Special Smith and Wesson Pistol and five matching
rounds on one of them.
Police said they were arrested and are in custody as
investigations continue.


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By Mariam Karouny and
Alastair Macdonald

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) -
Saddam Hussein was hanged
at dawn yesterday for crimes
against humanity after Iraq's
prime minister rushed
through an execution few be-
lieved would help stem the
sectarian violence tearing the
country apart.
The former president,
toppled by the U.S. invasion
four years ago, was shown on
state television going calmly to
his death on the scaffold. He
was to be buried within hours
near his home city of Tikrit.
"It was very quick. He died
right away," an official witness
told Reuters. adding that the
body was left to hang for 10
minutes and he was pronounced
dead at 6:10 a.m. (0310 GMT).
The bearded Saddam, still


robust at 69, refused a hood and
declined to have a cleric present,
but said a brief prayer on the
gallows once used by his own
secret police.
Grainy video later showed
his body in a white shroud, the
neck twisted and blood on a
cheek. It was taken to Awja. his
native village near Tikrit. and his
family said later he would be
buried in the Sunni insurgent
stronghold of Ramadi.
"After the family received
the will of the martyred presi-
dent from lawyers who last met
him where he asked to be buried
either in Awja or Ramadi...it was
decided to bury him in the city
of Ramadi," a family statement
received by Reuters said.
Three decades after Saddam
established his personal rule by
force, the execution closed a
chapter in Iraq's history marked
by war with Iran and a 1990 in-


Strongmen brought

low in history
(REUTERS) Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes
against humanity at dawn yesterday.
Here are details of what happened to some other toppled
rulers in history.
** WORLD WAR TWO: Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist
dictator from 1922-1945, and his mistress Clara Petacci were
executed in April 1945 by par'::an fighter while fleeing Allied
forces. After Mussolini was killed, his corpse was moved to
Milan and hanged upside down for public viewing alongside
Petacci.
** In Germany, days after Mussolini died, Adolf Hitler com-
mitted suicide. However, the trial of 22 other top Nazis, includ-
ing Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess and Joachim von Ribbentrop,
began on Nov. 20 1945, in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.
picked because it had been a Nazi hotbed. Twelve were sentenced
to death, others to long prison terms. Goering was convicted
but killed himself first.
** ROMANIA Following an anti-Communist uprising in the
Romanian city of Timisoara, dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and wife
Elena were executed after a summary trial in 1989.
** FORMER YUGOSLAVIA Slobodan Milosevic was on
trial at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at the time of his death in
March 2006. He had been charged with masterminding ethnic
cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. He was also charged with
war crimes in Bosnia and with two other indictments relating to
the wars in Croatia and Kosovo. The former Serbian and
Yugoslav president dismissed the U.N. war crimes tribunal as a
venue for "victor's justice".
SOME OTHERS:
* ARGENTINA Leopoldo Galtieri and other junta leaders were
tried for human rights crimes shortly after democracy was re-
stored to the country in 1983. He was cleared of rights charges
but jailed for his handling of the Falklands conflict and later par-
doned. Galtieri died in January 2003.
* BOLIVIA Bolivian strong man Luis Garcia Meza was ousted
in a counter-coup after 13 months of strong-arm rule. Jailed in
1995 for 30 years for genocide, torture and murder of political
opponents during his 1980-81 regime.
* EAST GERMANY Erich Honecker fell from power in East
Germany after 18 years. Extradited to Germany from Moscow,
where he fled to escape manslaughter charges linked to deaths
of defectors at the Berlin Wall. The trial collapsed in 1993 due
to Honecker's terminal illness. He died in exile in Chile in 1994.
* LIBERIA Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia was
one of Africa's most feared warlords. Taylor, who fled Liberia
in 2003, is in a cell in The Hague awaiting trial for suspected
war crimes committed during Sierra Leone's civil war though
not directly for any crimes in Liberia or Ivory Coast.
* PANAMA U.S. forces invaded Panama in 1989 after Manuel
Noriega's rule transformed Panama into a hotbed of political un-
rest and crisis. Put on trial in 1991 for drug trafficking offences,
he was sentenced to 40 years' jail in 1992.


vasion of Kuwait that turned him
from ally to enemy of the United
States and impoverished his oil-
rich nation.
However, as U.S. President
George W. Bush said in a state-
ment, sectarian violence pushing
Iraq towards civil war had not
ended.
Car bombs set off by sus-
pected insurgents from Saddam's
once-dominant Sunni minority
killed more than 70 people in
Baghdad and near the Shi'ite holy
city of Najaf, in areas populated
by Shi'ite Muslims oppressed for


decades and now in the ascen-
dant.
Prime Minister Nuri al-
Maliki. his fragile authority
among fellow Shi'ites signifi-
cantly enhanced after he forced
through Saddam's execution
over Sunni and Kurdish hesi-
tation, reached out to
Saddam's Sunni followers.
"Saddam's execution puts
an end to all the pathetic
gambles on a return to dicta-
torship." he said in a state-
ment as state television
showed liln of him signing the


igil


death warrant in red ink. "1
urge...followers of the ousted re-
gime to reconsider their stance as
the door is still open to anyone
who has no innocent blood on
his hands to help in
rebuilding...Iraq."
There is little prospect of
peace from al Qaeda's Sunni Is-
lamists but Maliki and Bush
hope that more moderate Sunris
may choose negotiation over
violence. As on Nov. 5, when
Saddam was sentenced over the
deaths of 148 Shi'ites from the
town of Dujail, reaction among


the Sunni population was
muted.

MUTED REACTION
Unusually, the government
did not even see a need for a
curfew in Baghdad. Protests in
Saddam's home town and in the
Sunni west were small. Although
resentful at a loss of influence,
few Sunnis found much to
mourn in Saddarm's passing.
Many Kurds were disap-
pointed that Saddam would not
now also be convicted of geno-
cide against them in a trial yet


Saddam's enemies rejoice, many Are


By Alistair Lyon, Special
Correspondent

BEIRUT, (Reuters) Saddam
Hussein's enemies rejoiced, his
supporters seethed with anger
and many Arabs felt outraged at
his hanging on the holiest day
of the Muslim year.
Sympathisers with the former
president painted him as the vic-
tim of a vengeful Iraqi trial spon-
sored by the United States. Some
in Kuwait and non-Arab Iran com-
plained that Saddam had not been
brought to account for the wars
against them.
Leading Sunni Muslim Arab
power Saudi Arabia criticised
Iraq's Shi'ite leaders for executing
Saddam, also a Sunni. during the
Eid al-Adha and said his trial had
been politicised.
"There is a feeling of surprise
and disapproval that the verdict
has been applied during the holy
months and the first days of Eid
al-Adha." a presenter on the offi-
cial al-lkhbariya TV said after pro-
gramming was broken to read a
statement.
"Leaders of Islamic countries
should show respect for this
blessed occasion ... not demean it,"
said the statement, which was at-
tributed to official news agency
SPA's political analyst.
The drama of Saddam's vio-
lent end yesterday was brought
into living rooms across the Arab
world with television pictures of
masked hangmen tightening the
noose around his neck. Separate
film of Saddam's body in a white
shroud also upset:many view-
ers.
Many Arabs said his hanging
for crimes against humanity was
provocatively timed to coincide
with Eid al-Adha and would
worsen violence in Iraq.
"This is the worst Eid ever
witnessed by Muslims. I had
goose bumps when I saw the foot-
age," said Jordanian woman Rana
Abdullah, 30, who works in the
private sector.
Hesham Kassem, an Egyptian
newspaper publisher and human
rights activist, said airing the im-
ages was controversial, but added:


Iraqis joyous after Saddam execution


"This man was one of the
most brutal mass murderers in
the history of mankind. He
stands alongside Hitler and
Stalin."
But in the impoverished
Iraqi village where Saddam was
born, residents vowed revenge.
"We will all become a bomb,"
said one young man in Awja,
150 km (90 miles) north of
Baghdad.
Libya, the only state to
show solidarity with Saddam
in his death, declared three
days of mourning and can-
celled public Eid celebrations.
Flags on government buildings
flew at half-mast.
While many Arab govern-
ments refrained from com-
ment, a senior aide to Arab
League Secretary-General Amr
Moussa called the execution "a
tragic end tb a sad phase in
Iraq's history".
"We hope that the Iraqi
people would focus on the fu-
ture to be able to pass this
stage, stop the violence and
achieve reconciliation,"
Hesham Youssef told Reuters


in Ca to.
1 he Foreign Ministry in
Egyr the most populous coun-
try ir the Arab world, expressed
regrc that authorities in Iraq
went ahead with the execution,
and for carrying it out on the
first day of the Eid al-Adha
feast
Ne hope that carrying out
the e ecution ... would not lead
to mt re deterioration in the situ-
ation the official MENA news
agen y quoted the ministry's
spok -sman Alaa El-Hadidi as
sayir -.
I he government of Iraqi
neigl hour Jordan said it hoped
the L "any negative repercussions".
i; del-Bari Atwan, editor of
the 1 mndon-based Al-Quds al-
Aral newspaper, said Arabs
won, red who most deserved to
face rial: "Saddam Hussein,
who preserved the unity of
Iraq. or those who engulfed the
count ry in this bloody civil
war.
street unrest was re-
port- in Arab capitals, where
Mus Is were preoccupied with


the Eid holiday, but thousands
of Indians, mostly Muslims.
staged anti-U.S. protests.

RISK TO U.S. INTERESTS?
Tajeddine El Husseini, a
Moroccan international eco-
nomic law professor, said
Saddam's "symbolic sacrifice"
on a religious day when Muslims
slaughter animals would make
things worse.
In Afghanistan, a Taliban
commander said Saddam's de-
mise would galvanise Muslim
opposition to the United States.
"His death will boost the
morale of Muslims. The jihad in
Iraq will be intensified and at-
tacks on invader forces will in-
crease," Mullah Obaidullah
Akhund told Reuters by tele-
Sphone.
News of Saddam's death
shocked Palestinians, many of
whom had seen him as an Arab
hero for his missile attacks on Is-
rael during the 1991 Gulf War
'that ended Iraq's occupation of
Kuwait.
"The Americans wanted to
tell all Arab leaders who are their


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to finish.
With violence killing hun-
dreds every week, Iraqis have
other worries. Even celebrations
in Shi'ite cities and the Sadr City
slum in Baghdad were brief and
fairly restrained.
"It's a great joy that I can't
even express," said Mohammad
Kadhem. a journalist in the
Shi'ite city of Basra. "I can't be-
lieve what I'm seeing on televi-
sion Saddam led to the gallows
where he hanged tens of thou-
sands of innocent Iraqis."
"Bringing Saddam Hussein to
justice will not end the violence
in Iraq. but it is an important
milestone on Iraq's course to be-
coming a democracy that can
govern, sustain, and defend it-
self." said Bush, who has de-
fended the 2003 invasion despite
U.S. troops' failure to find alleged
banned weapons.
The deaths of six soldiers
pushed the U.S. death toll to just
two short of the emotive 3.000
mark as December became the
deadliest month for Americans in
Iraq for more than two years.
Bush has promised to unveil a
new strategy in the New Year.
The United Nations, the
Vatican and Washington's Euro-
pean allies all condemned the ex-
ecution on moral grounds.



ibs angry

servants that they are like
Saddam, nothing but a sheep
slaughtered on Eid," said Abu
Mohammad Salama at a Gaza
mosque.
Hamas lawmaker Mushir al-
Masri said Saddam's execution
was a "proof of the criminal and
terrorist American policy and its
war against all forces of resistance
in the world".
In Kuwait, where Saddam is
reviled for his 1990 invasion, par-
liament speaker Jasim
Mohammad al-Kharafi hailed the
execution, saying it had brought
the country "two Eids".
But Ahmed al-Shatti, a
Health Ministry official, said
Saddam had not answered for the
"atrocities" he committed in Ku-
wait.
In Shi'ite Iran, Deputy For-
eign Minister Hamid Reza Asefi
said the hanging of the man who
led Iraq into a costly war with
the Islamic Republic in the 1980s
was a victory for Iraqis.
But Yousef Molaee, an Ira-
nian international law expert,
also took the view that the
dawn execution was a failure
for justice. (With reporting by
bureaux in Dubai, Tripoli,
Rabat, Amman, Mecca, Gaza,
Tehran, Cairo, Kuwait and
Spin Boldak)


Many Muslims, especially
Sunnis, making the haj pilgrimage
to Mecca were outraged by the
symbolism of hanging Saddam on
the holiest day of the year at the
start of Eid al-Adha some
Shi'ites also said his death was a
suitable gift from God.
"There is no God but God
and Mohammad is his prophet,"
Saddam intoned when asked to
do so, according to a witness.
"We heard his neck snap,"
said Sami al-Askari, an adviser
to Maliki. The prime minister
himself was not present.
A witness in the Dujail trial
said he was shown the body at
Maliki's office: "When I saw
the body in the coffin, I cried. I
remembered my three brothers
and my father whom he had
killed."
Saddam was convicted of
killing, torture and other crimes


Saddam

daughters

proud of his

"bravery" at

gallows
DUBAI, (Reuters) -
Saddam Hussein's daugh-
ters watched his final mo-
ments on television and
were proud to see the
former Iraqi president
face his executioners with-
out flinching, their
spokeswoman said yester-
day.
"They felt very proud as
they saw their father facing
his executioners so bravely.
standing up," said Rasha
Oudeh, who was with
Saddam's daughters Raghd
and Rana as they watched
television footage of the
noose being tightened around
his neck.
"They pray that his soul
rests in peace. They were
calm and faced this with
courage and faith," she told
Reuters by telephone from
Jordan, where Saddam's
daughters are exiled.
Raghd, 38, and Rana. 34.
were at home with their chil-
dren when they heard news
of Saddam's execution on
television. They had asked
before he was put to death
at dawn that Saddam's body
be temporarily buried in
Yemen.
Their brothers, Uday
and Qusay, were killed by
U.S. forces in 2003. Pic-
tures of their bodies were
also shown on television.


against the population of Dujail
after militants from Maliki's
Dawa party tried to assassinate
him there in 1982.
After complaints of interfer-


ence by Shi'ite politicians in the
trial, the speed of the execution
may add to unease about the
fairness of the U.S.-sponsored
process.


Saddam's half-brother
Barzan al-Tikriti and former
judge Awad al-Bander will be
hanged for the same crimes
in January. (Additional re-


porting by Suleiman al-
Khalidi in Dubai and Mussab
AI-Khairalla, Ibon
Villelabeitia and Claudia Par-
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critics


By Jim Wolf

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Ousted Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein's death by
hanging has fuelled oppo-
nents of the death penalty in
the United States, which is at
odds with many of its closest
allies who view the practice as
barbaric.
U.S. airwaves were blan-
keted with images of black-
masked hangmen leading
Saddam to the noose yesterday
in what U.S. President George
Bush called "an important mile-
stone on Iraq's course to becom-
ing a democracy."
Richard Dicker, director of
an international justice
programme of New York-based
Human Rights Watch, said:
"The execution of Saddam, a
human-rights monster, turned
his unspeakable record upside
down."
Saddam, 69, was convicted
in November by a U.S.-spon-
sored Iraqi court of crimes
against humanity and was
hanged at dawn in Baghdad. De-
posed by a 2003 U.S.-led inva-
sion, Saddam refused a hood de-
signed to shield his gaze as he
faced the gallows.
Images of the execution
"will not strengthen the argu-
ment of death penalty propo-
nents in the United States or
anywhere else," Dicker said.
David Elliot of the National
Coalition to Abolish the Death
Penalty, a Washington-based
group working to end capital
punishment, called the pictures
"ghoulish."
"We're more determined
than ever to abolish the death
penalty," he added in a tele-
phone interview. "It's not a
question of whether it will hap-
pen, it's a question of when."
The American Friends Ser-
vice Committee, a Quaker group,
urged the U.S. government to
join global moves to end the
death penalty.
Executing Saddam fails to
remedy a grave human-rights
situation in Iraq and "serves
only to devalue further the right
to life," said Tonya McClary of
the group's anti-death penalty
programme.
Most Americans still favour
the death penalty, but many
U.S. states are reconsidering it.
U.S. executions are at a 10-year
low, and the annual number of
death sentences has dropped al-
most 60 per cent since 1999, ac-
cording to the Death Penalty In-
formation Center.
An ABC News/Washington
Post poll in June found 65 per


cent of American adults en-
dorsed executing convicted mur-
derers.
International human-rights
inquiries and other studies regu-
larly fault the U.S. death-pen-
alty system for problems includ-
ing wrongful convictions, inad-
equate legal representation for
defendants and racial and eco-
nomic disparities in its applica-
tion.
"Many allies consider such
practices to be unfit for a great
democracy seeking to assert
leadership on human rights and
other international policy mat-
ters," the American Civil Liber-
ties Union said in a paper that
concluded the death penalty
weakened U.S. interests world-
wide.
Former Belgian foreign min-
ister Louis Michel reacted to
Saddam's execution by saying
"you don't fight barbarism with
acts that I deem barbaric."
Legal challenges in the
United States often turn on
whether executions violate a
constitutional ban on cruel and
unusual punishment.
Saddam's execution will
boost opposition to capital
punishment worldwide, includ-
ing the United States and the
Middle East, "because it will be
viewed as following a flawed,
rushed trial that resulted in a
penalty that is cruel and inhu-
mane," said Zahir Janmohamed
of Amnesty International, win-
ner of the 1978 Nobel Peace
Prize.
More than half the world's
countries 129 have abol-
ished the death penalty in law
or in practice, according to Am-
nesty.
China, Iran, Saudi Arabia
and the United States accounted
for 94 per cent of the executions
recorded by Amnesty Interna-
tional in 2005. Of the known
total, China had the lion's share
with at least 1,770 while 60
were executed in the United
States, Amnesty said.
Seventy-two per cent of the
50 U.S. states had no executions
in 2006, according to the Death
Penalty Information Center.
Most executions in 10
states are on hold as aspects of
their capital-punishment laws
are examined. Two states Il-
linois and New Jersey -- have
a formal moratorium on all ex-
ecutions while their legislatures
weigh the issues.
In the United States, two
states New Hampshire and
Washington authorise ex-
ecutions by hanging, with le-
thal injection as an alterna-
tive.


Invitation for Bids
CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Ministry of Agriculture
Agricultural Support Services Programme

Date of Invitation: December 31, 2006
Loan N": LO 1558 / SF-GY
Invitation for Bids N": ASSP/25./2006


1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the
Development Business, Issue No. 639 dated 30"' September, 2004.

2. The Co-operative Republic ofGuyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
towards the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of
the funds to eligible payments under the contract for the rehabilitation of pump stations in Regions 3, 4 and 6 on the
coastal plain of Guyana. The Works are to be executed in one (1) Lot as given below.


Description/Location Invitation for Bid
No.
Rehabilitation olf Pump Stations in Regions ASSP/25/2006
3. 4 and 6.


3. Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible countries of the Inter-American Development Bank. The
Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana invites eligible Contractors to submit Bids for the execution of
the works. In this Invitation for Bids, the two-envelope procedure will be used.

4. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture and inspect the Bidding Documents for the works at Address I below from the date of publication of this
notice and during normal working hours.

5. The Bidding Documents, in the English Language, may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission
of a written application to the Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Agriculture at Address 1 below upon payment of a non-
refundable fee often thousand Guyana dollars (GS 10,000) or fifty United States dollars (USS 50) for the Lot. The method
of payment will be by bank certified cheque in the name of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture or in cash.
The documents could be sent by post if requested. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery.

6. At the time of bid submission, the completed Prequalification Document, as well as the Bid itself, must be
tendered in writing and in two separate sealed envelopes. Envelope No. 1 will contain the completed Prequalification
Document and Envelope No. 2 will contain the completed Bid Document. The sealing, marking and identification of
Prequalification and Bid Documents shall be in accordance with the procedures stipulated in the respective documents.

7. The Ministry of Agriculture will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in
connection with the preparation or delivery ofthe Bids.

8. The Prequalification and Bid Documents must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board at Address 2 below on or before 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 27. 2007.
Late Bids shall not be considered. It is not necessary to submit Bids in person as they may be sent by post. Nevertheless, the
Ministry ofAgriculture will not be responsible if these are not received before the date and time indicated for reception.

9. The Bids will be opened in a public act at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board at
Address 2 below as shortly as possible after 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2007. At the opening of Bids only
Envelopes No. 1 containing the pre-qualification information, will be opened. The Envelopes No. 2 from all bidders will
remain sealed and in custody of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Once the pre-qualification
has been completed, the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board will set the place, date and time of the
opening of Envelopes No. 2. At this opening. Envelopes No. 2 shall be returned unopened to the Firm/Firms not pre-
qualified. Envelopes No. 2 of the firms that did qualify will then be opened and the price of each offer shall be read out
aloud. The final evaluation of the bids and the award of contract/contracts shall be made within the time period set forth in
the bidding documents.

10. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 3.00 pm on Tuesday. January 30, 2007 in the Ministry of Agriculture
Boardroom at Address 1 below.

11. The Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in an amount of one percent (1% ) of the bid price in Guyana
Dollars or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

12. All Guyanese Firms must subliit with their Bids, valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance
Scheme Certificates of Compliance.


Address 1


Address 2


Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlisscngen Road
Georgetown
Guyana, South America.

Tel No: 592-227-5527
Fax No: 592-227-3638
Fax No: 592-225-9362
e-mail: assp(i guyana.net.gy


National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown
G;uana, South America

Tel No: 592-227-2499


Permanent Secretary
Ministry ol1A.riculture


12/30/2006. 11 17 PM


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Invitation for Bids

CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Ministry of Agriculture

Agricultural Support Services Programme

Date of Invitation: December 31. 2006
Loan N: LO 1558 / SF-GY
Invitation for Bids N": ASSP/19-24/2006

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the Development
Business, Issue No. 639 dated 30"' September. 2004.

2. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank towards
the cost of the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of the funds to-eligible
payments under the contract for the execution of Civil Works in six areas on the coastal plain of Guyana. The Works are to be
executed in six (6) Lots as given below, Each Lot will represent a separate contract.

Lot No. Location Invitation for Bid
No.
I Vreed-en-Hoop!La Jalousie ASS P!19/2006

2 Canals Polder ASSP/20/2006

3 Black Bush Polder (East) ASSP/21/2006

4 Black Bush Polder (West) ASSP/22/2006

5. Lots 52-74 ASSP.23/2006

6. Crabwood Creek ASS P24 2006

3. Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible countries of the Inter-American Development Bank. The Government of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana invites eligible Contractors to submit Bids for the execution of one or more than one Lot of
the \ works. In this In\itation for Bids. the two-envelope procedure will be used.

4. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain filrther information from the Permanent Secretary. Ministry ofAgriculture and
inspect the Bidding Documents for the works at Address 1 below from the date of publication of this notice and during normal
working hours.

5. The Bidding documents in the English Language, may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission of a
written application to the Permanent Secretary. Ministry ofAgriculture atAddress I below upon payment ofa non-refundable fee of
ten thousand Guyana dollars (G$ 10,000) or fifty United States dollars (US$ 50) for each Lot. The method of payment will be by
bank certified cheque in the name of the Permanent Secretary. Ministry ofAgriculture or in cash. The documents could be sent by
post if requested. No liability willbe accepted for loss or late delivery.

6. At the time of bid submission. he completed Prequalification Document, as well as the Bid itself lfmust be tendered in
writing and in two separate sealed envelopes. Envelope No. 1 will contain the completed Prequalification Document and Envelope
No. 2 will contain the completed Bid Document. The sealing, marking and identification of Prequalification and Bid Documents
shall be in accordance with the procedures stipulated in the respective documents.

7. The Ministry of Agriculture will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with
the preparation or delivery of the Bids.

8. The Prequalification and Bid Documents must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board at Address 2 below on or before 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 27. 2007. Late Bids shall not be
considered. It is not necessary to submit Bids in person as they may be sent by post. Nevertheless, the Ministry ofAgriculture will
not be responsible ifthese are not received before the date and time indicated for reception.

9. The Bids will be opened in a public act at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board at Address 2
below as shortly as possible after 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2007. At the opening of Bids only Envelopes No. 1 containing
the pre-qualification information, will be opened. The Envelopes No. 2 from all bidders will remain sealed and in custody of the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Once the pre-qualification has been completed. the National Procurement
and TenderAdministration Board will set the place, date and time ofthe opening of Envelopes No. 2. At this opening, Envelopes No.
2 shall be returned unopened to the Firm/Firms not pre-qualified. Envelopes No. 2 of the firms that did qualify will then be opened
and the price of each offer shall be read out aloud. The final evaluation of the bids and the award of contract/contracts shall be made
within the time period set forth in the bidding documents.

10. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10.00 am on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in the Ministry of Agriculture Boardroom at
Address I below.

11. The Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in an amount of one percent (1%) ofthe bid price in Guyana Dollars or
an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

12. All Guyanese Firms must submit with their Bids. valid Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme
Certificates ofCompliance.


Address I


Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and V'lissengen Road
Georgetown
Guyana, South America.

Tel No: 592-227-5527
Fax No: 592-227-3638
Fax No: 592-225-9362
c-mail: assp(a guyana.net.gy


Address 2


National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown
Guyana, South America

Tel No: 592-227-2499


Permanent Secretaryv
Ministry oflAgriculture


Stars, fans


pack arena


for James


Brown funeral


By Matthew Bigg

AUGUSTA, Georgia
(Reuters) Civil rights lead-
ers, entertainers and fans
turned out in force yesterday
at a funky funeral for James
Brown, whose music and
message embodied a genera-
tion of revolutionary change
for black Americans.
Even singer Michael Jack-
son made a rare public appear-
ance, entering the funeral to
massive applause as Brown's
band, The Soul Generals, per-
formed Brown's old hits to an
overwhelmingly black crowd
of 9,000.
Brown's body lay in an
open-topped golden coffin
in front of the stage at the
James Brown Arena, which
was renamed in honour of
Augusta's most famous na-
tive son in August. He died
of congestive heart failure on
Christmas Day at the age of
73.
The legendary show-
man, known as the "Godfa-
ther of Soul," was dressed in
a black suit and gloves with
a ruby red shirt. Jewels
sparkled on his lapels and
the tips of his shoes.
It was his third costume
change in three days, CNN
reported, following a private
funeral on Friday and a view-
ing of his body at the Apollo
Theater in New York the day
before.
Some fans said they had
waited since 9 p.m. Friday for
the start of the public viewing
of the body. Many more disap-
pointed people crowded the
outside of the arena but were
unable to get in.
"James Brown in my opin-
ion is the greatest singer of all
time and I am his number one
fan," said Jesse Williamson, 59,
who said he first saw Brown
perform in 1963.
Williamson said his youth
was "a humiliating time (to be
black) but as time went on Mar-
tin Luther King, James Brown
and others made a difference" in
overcoming racial segregation.
Brown's music, with its
staccato horns and guitars and
his often explosive vocals,
brought funk into the main-
stream and has influenced pop
and dance music since the
1960s.
Hip-hop artists revered him
and dozens have employed his
beats as the backdrop to their
own songs. Entertainers such as
Jackson, who built their careers
in part on their dancing, have
drawn inspiration from Brown's
style.
The funeral started with a
video of Brown's most recent
concerts in London, followed by
a rousing gospel set. ,nd in-
cluded a tribute by ci\ I rights
leader Al Sharpton.

CHANGED THE
WORLD'S BEAT
"The whole world hanged
their beat because t James
Brown," Sharpton sait
Sharpton invited lichael
Jackson, who has sp t little


time in the United States since
being acquitted of child moles-
tation charges in 2005, on stage.
"James Brown is my great-
est inspiration," Jackson said,
telling the crowd how his
mother would wake him up at
night so he could watch Brown
on television.
"I've never seen a per-
former perform like James
Brown and I knew right then
and there that was what I
wanted to do for the rest of my
life," he said.
Also on hand were civil
rights leader Jesse Jackson, ac-


JAMES BROWN


tivist-comedian Dick Gregory
and singer MC Hammer.
Brown was born in South
Carolina and grew up in poverty
in Augusta, beginning his musi-
cal career while a juvenile of-
fender in jail.
He later settled in the city,
also known for the Master's golf
tournament, and earned a'repu-
tation for charitable giving and
for eating at local restaurants.
Brown's personal life was
turbulent and in 1988 he was
jailed for three years for drug
and weapons charges.
He had 119 hits including
"Please, Please, Please,"
"Papa's Got a Brand New
Bag," "It's a Man's World" and
"Living in America" but his mu-
sical influence outweighed his
chart success.
He began touring in the
1950s on the all-black rhythm
and blues circuit and his rise to
national prominence coincided
with the era of civil right. Brown
became a living embodiment of
black pride with "Say It Loud
(I'm Black and I'm Proud)."
"Back in those days you
could only get work in a cotton
field or as a sharecropper," said
Joe Louis Reliford, who grew
up in Waycross, south Georgia,
and first saw Brown perform in
the late 1950s.
"James Brown opened up
the door," he said, adding that
the show set off a storm among
Waycross' black community
and many tried to imitate his
dance and fashion style.
Brown, who insisted on
being called Mr. Brown,
styled himself "the hardest-
working man in show busi-
ness" and performed more
than 100 live shows this year.
He was due to perform on
New Year's Eve in New
York's Times Square.






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CHANNEL 18

05:00 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
05:45 h Annandale Kali Devi
Shakti Mandir
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:16 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop Furniture
Store presents Religious
Teachings
07:30 h C. Dookhie & Sons
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h -Enmore Maha Shakti
Devi Mandir Pooja
08:05 h Sa Re Ga ma
10:00 h Eid-UI adha
12:05 h Death
Announcements
12:30 h- India Bazaar
13:00 h -DVD Movie
16:00 h- Gurukula Sandeshh
16:30 h- Teaching of Islam
17:00 h -To be Announced
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
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19:00 h Birthday greetings/
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Memoriam
20:05 h Greetings
21:00 h Teleview Old Years
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01:00 h Sign Off


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06:30 h Sign On
06:31 Eye on Hinduism
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13:00 h- Western Movie
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18:00 h- Maximum Vibes
19:00 h- Muslical Melodies
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21:00 h Movie
23:00 h- Action Movie\
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CHANNEL 2

05:00 h Inspirational
Melodies
05:55 h Daily Word
06:00 h- Music Break
06:30 h -BBC Headlines
07:00 h- Gina
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02:00 h News Magagine
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Greatness
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DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE
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associated electricity costs.

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'GUYOIL 166.00 143.00 126.00
SOL 167.50 144.86 130.50
CHEVRON 168.73 147.73 135.00
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13:00 h- Getting Ready for VAT
13:32 h- Courts Roadshow &
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14:00 h In Style
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h- Grow with IPED
16:00 h- GGMC The Other
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17:00 h- Lutheran Men's
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17:30 h- GUYSUCO Round
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'- Guyana Revenue Authority

NOTICE
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind businesses that
the December 14, Amendments made to the VAT law have simplified
provisions relating to invoices.

Businesses are reminded that they are not required to seek the approval of
the Commissioner General of the GRA to print and use invoices.

In keeping with Section 10 of the VAT Act however, businesses need to
ensure that invoices which contain particulars of goods and services, which
are exempt or zero-rated along with taxable supplies, show such goods and
services separately on the invoice, along with a separate total for such
goods and services.

In accordance with Schedule Three of the VAT Act Tax Invoices must
contain the following:

1. The word 'tax invoice' in a prominent place
2. The name, address and VAT registration number of the
registered person making the supply.
3. In the case of a registered person, the name and address of
the buyer.
4. The individualised serial number and the date on which
the tax invoice is issued
5. A description of the goods or services supplied.
6. The quantity or volume of the goods or services supplied
7. The total amount of the tax charged, the consideration for
the supply, and the consideration including tax.

In the case of Sales Invoice, the following are required:

1. The name, address, and VAT registration number of the
registered person making the supply

2. A description sufficient to identify the goods supplied or services
rendered

3. The price of the supply

4. The amount of VAT if separately stated

5. The issue date of the sales invoice

Please be reminded that a tax invoice is required for supply of value
exceeding $10, 000 and for all transactions between registered persons
while a sales invoice could be used for supplies valuing less than $ 10,000.

For further information contact the Value Added and Excise Ta\xes
Department. 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Sts. visit our w\\bci'
www.revenuegy.org orcall us on TeL. 227 7867.227 77.2 or 227 1t i)0.


NEWSPAPER

and enjoy the DISCOUNTS offered

For periods of: 3 months

6 months

and 12 months
FOR MOKE. INFORM ATION
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COUNSELLING
WANTED
LAND FOR SALE
LEGALS
TO LET
SERVICES


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FOR HIRE i ililji CLF I, r ..UI \,(111 (.'
BEAUTY SALON PROPERTY FOR SALE EDUCATIONAL I I' \i, l'.iI.
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HEALTHI l


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


WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send stamped
envelpe bo Ncda Ardc, .O. Box 12154
Georget. Guyana
BEyourown boss. Use yourspare
time filling 100 enveopes fr US$500 or
more weekly For information send
stamped self-addressed envelope to
RanolhWilliams, P.O. Box 12154
George.own, 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.



VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
Almond Street, Queenstown.
Phone 226-0205. We now offer
airbrushing of the nails
including acrylic nails.
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.
DOLLY'S Hairdressing
Salon, 175 Middle Street C/burg,
Georgetown for cold waving.
straightening, styling, colour
streak, cut, blow dry, manicure,
pedicure, facial, etc. Phone
27-2428.
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
bnrushing Acrylic 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
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, 226-3"93. Email:
dollysautorenatal@yahoo.com


FOR PROFESSIONAL
COMPUTER Repairs,Sales&Services
-Ca Kersing'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.


C O M P L E T E
COSMETOLOGY COURSE.
REGISTER KNOW FOR MORE
INFO., CALL 226-9448.
EVERGREEN Nature
Study Club (Regionsi-10)
www. sd no or .y
evergreen. TEL. 226-434.
627-92, 85. 664-5947.
ENROL your kids now at "Kids
Day Out" Play School. Affordable
fees. Contact 226-2299 or 227-
0331. Karen or Mandy.


EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
home THROUGH
CORRESPOND' ENCE. For
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079
APEX EDUCATION Instant
employment for experienced &
qualified CXC/CSEC Business
Teachers to work with CSEC
candidates 2007. Posts for Class
I, Grade I Teachers, retired Heads
& ACCA affiliates in Vryheid's Lust
Public Road, ECD. Tel. 220-
6139.
NOW REGISTERING FOR
JANUARY, 2007. GUYANA
Training College for International
skills. Get prepared for the local and
international job market. Training
on the Canadian Curriculum for the
certified personal support worker
programme. Canadian certification
as recognisd by private colleges and
universities. Ocean View Hotel
Campus. Day and evening classes.
Call 222-5430, ext 271. 222-3997,
663-929C.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COLLEGE. Now registering students
for our (1) full time secon-dary
school (2) Pre Form 1 ...Students with
SSEE marks 300 390 (3)(4) ABE
Certificate and Diplomas Courses
5) Computers Courses Call today
for more information. Tel. 225-2397,
225-5474 and 223-7219 or visit
us at 262 Thomas Street N/C/B.
IBC. School commence for the new
term 3" January 2007. Student
success is our greatest concern.



CANON Photocopier 6025,
25 copies per minute. Make two
sided copies. Tel. 644-9690,
614-6623.
HAVING a party? Need chairs,
tables, etc for rent. Contact
Affordable Rentals at 226-2299 or
227-0331 at affordable prices. Ask
for Karen or Mandy.


SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain, cholesterol pressure,
gall stone, impotentcy,
colds. 220-7342, 609-1308.



BOOKS for all ages. X-
change. rental, for sale. Juliette's
Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel: 223-8237.


ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School. First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 622-2872. 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street.Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information
call 227-3869, 622-8162, 611-
9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,
Bourda.



ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke. 615-
8747.
Indera Singh Massage. If
you need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.
Cell 615-6665.



ANYONE having
information about the late
Compton Bertrand Frazer, Land
Surveyor, who lived in
Barbados. Please contact Mr.
Roysdale; Forde, Attorney-at-
law, 77 Hadfield St., Werk-en-
Rust. Tel. 227-1656.


IMMEDIATE link. The
Junior/Senior/Singles Dating
Service 18-80 yrs. Tel: 223-8237
Mon Sat 8:30am 5pm.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the CFI
Telephone Frendship Link Call 592-
261-5079, everyday 07:00 h to 21:00
h.



SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname presently in Guyana.
Tel. 220-0708, 612-6417.



UPHOLSTERY done.
Excellent workmanship guaranteed.
We upholster chairs, car seats all
household furniture, etc. We do
house to house service. Contact -
650-0469.






UPHOLSTERY -

WORK DONE

EXPEDITIOUSLY
Excellent workmanship
guaranteed
We upholster chairs, car
seats, all household
furniture, etc.
House to house service

Any voi'k could also be
done at our workshop
Contact. 650-0469,
276-3652



SCHOOL Bus Service for
students to and from school around
Georgetown. Call 226-7699.
REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone #266-2171.
SCHOOL Bus Service and
Airport Transportation provided.
Affordable rates. Call Ravi 220-
1908. 619-2296.
HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine,
gas stove, air-conditioner? Then
call Linden on 641-1086.
PREPARING your annual
accounts and filing income tax
returns? Call 611-0294 or 618-
6207.
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.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves, refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060, 641-
2026. Freezezone Enterprises, 6 'A'
Shell Road, Kitty.
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.


VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females). Call:
625-4380.
RELIABLE GENERAL MAID
FOR MORNING DUTY. TEL. 226-
1503.
CASHIERS. Apply to Cambo
Restaurant, 76 Sheriff St, C/ville.
Tel: 641-1998, 646-5888.
SECURITY Guards, Porters.
Apply with Police Clearance,
identification to; P. Ramroop &
Sons, 23 Lombard St.
BAKER male, Table Hand -
male, Pastry Maker- Female. Call:
227-6270, 225-1949, Hurry's Pastry
Palace, 2 Bel Air Village, G/town.
PORTERS to work at Garment
Factory & Stores. Appy at Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Contact Reshma
on Tel. 2254492 or 225-9404.
EXPEREINCEDHairdressers-must
do Manicure and Pedicure. To wages
and incentives. Call: 227-8538, 622-
4386. Apply Roxie's, 122 Merrman's
Mall, Bourda.
1 DRIVER with minimum 3
years experience on manual gear
shift vehicles (Wagons). Tel. 226-
2112, 226-2117, 8am- 4 pm. 225-
2258 after 4pm.
QUALIFIED and Trained
teachers are needed at the Primary
level at private school. Interested
applicants should apply to P.O. Box
101818. Kindly include contact
number.
VACANCY exists for trained and
experienced teachers age 25 yrs and
over to work at Mon Repos, Grove,
EBD and Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel.
265-3996, 629-5300, 220-0538.
MACHINIST, Mechanics,
Industrial Electricians, Welder,
Fabricators and Trainees. Must have
Technical Qualification. One
Accountant. Must be computer
literate. Attractive Salary/Benefits.
Apply in person 18-23 Eccles
Industrial Site, EBD.
TWO GraphicArtists. Computer
proficiency in Microsoft Office &
Corel Draw, Work experience,
Grades I and II in Maths & English,
good work ethnics. Deadline for
application is January 5, 2007.
Apply to: Executive Office Services,
82'Albert St. & Regent Rd., Bourda.
sENIOR ACCOUNTS CLERK.
Experience: two (2) years in a similar
position. Qualiications: Four (4)
CXC including English &
Mathematics, Computer literate,
Advanced Accounts or equivalent.
Apply in person to: Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30 Friendship,
EBD, between the hours of 2 and 4
pm.
SAWMILL MANAGER, 5 yrs
experience, machinery,
maintenance and production.
SAWMILL WORKERS skilled and
unskilled for all areas of the mill.
CHAINSAW OPERATORS, felling
and ripping, TRUCK DRIVERS,
experience with logging trucks in hilly
conditions. LOADER OPERATOR -
experience necessary. Premier
Lumber, 27 Lombard St. Opposite
Chochin. Tel: 225-2471, 623-9889
between 8am 4pm.
APPLICATIONS are being
invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the vacancy of
MANAGER with a dynamic and fast
growing sports organization. The
manager will primarily be
responsible for all administrative
matters of the Organisation's daily
activities inclusive of finance, human
resource and the coordination of its
various sports programs. Interested
candidates can uplift a detailed List
of Duties by sending a request to
the following e-mail address:
mking@inetguyana.net, or call 625-
2930, 226-6289, 225-1975 for
further information. Candidates
should possess at minimum a
diploma in Accounting, Finance/
Economics from a recognized
University, or equivalent. The
preferred candidate MUST be
computer literate and have at least
three years of accounting
expenence. Applications should be
received no later than December
30, 2006.



$5M UP IN ALL residential
area. 225-2626, 231-2064.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd.. Triumph
Sideline Dam, Call 263-5338.
EARLE'S COURTS. Single
lot (113x69) or double lot. Call
owner. Tel. 624-8894.


LAND FOR SALE. LAND FOR
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call: 612-
0349.
EARL'S Court 2 house lots
9 800 sq. ft. Build luxurious
mansion area for pool/tennis.
$4M. Ederson's 226-5496.
NEW HOPE, EBD Road -
river, wharf, large ships, ware
house, active general store.
$12M. Ederson's 226-5496.
ALBERT & Robb Sts. -
corner spot with steel frame.
Ideal 4-storey general store, 200
mini malls. $50M (US$225 000)
Ederson's 226-5496.
SWAN, SOESDYKE Linden
Highway 10 acres farm land.
Yarrawkabra, Linden Highway -
over 200 acres farm land with
creek at the back. Call 261-
5500.
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lots from $700
000; East Bank Demerara; business
centre lots and house lots at Parika
- $3M up. 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
DEMERARA RIVER.
Transported prime river front
land, blocks, 200 acres 440
acres 66- acres. Suitable for
any development. Serious
enquire only. Call: 592-226-
2803, mobile: 592-627-8891.
E m a i I
TABIRU2000@yahoo.co.uk
Diamond house lot $1.2M,
Kuru Kuru Creek, Linden
Highway, 120 acres, prime
transported land, Timehri Road
to river two acres, Friendship
East Bank Demerara 80 acres of
prime transported, Essequibo
house lots 160 x 50 $600,000
each lot, Soesdyke 10 acres 4M.
And much more. Call 592-226-
2803. Call: 592-627-8891,
E m a i I
TABIRU2000@yahoo.co.uk
CONTINENTAL ParkI $6.5M.
Republic Park $7M, Courida
$25M. Bel Air Park $15M. Le
Ressouvenir (1 acre) $60M.
Subryanville 15M, Robb St
$90M, $15M, Public Road.
Eccles $22M, $15M, Bel Air
Gardens $500,000 US, Sheriff
Street $40M, $30M, Bel Air
Springs $18M, Queenstown
100'x120' $27M, Newtown Kitty
50 x 115 $8.5M, Middleton
Street 68 x 100 $9M, South
Road $40M, Wellington Street
$65M, New Garden $18M,
Turkeyen 18 acres, Middle Street
$30M, Carmichael Street $90M
- 90 x 300, Guyhoc $1.5M. La
Grange 7 acres $13M, East Bank:
8 acres river side $70M, 60x100
Friendship $13M, river side, 150
acres Land of Canaan, Soesdyke
100x800 riverside $75M,
Kingston 50'x300' $50M,
Lamaha Gardens $18M, Main
Street 100 x 100 $120M.
Queenstown $22M, Regent
$30M, $60M. Call us at
Goodwill Realty 223-5204, 225-
2540, 628-7605.



ROOM for single work-
ing female. TeTlphone:
227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
226-1640.
BUSINESS space in
Georgetown. Call 225-7131,
611-0800.
ROOM to rent in residential
area. Contact 231-8661, 629-5064.
BUSINESS apartment in G/
town for rent. Call 226-5718.
621-2601.
FURNISHED house 79
Atlantic Gdns. Call 220-
6060, 626-2066.
1 3-BEDROOM flat Lamaha
Street, Queenstown $45 000. Tel.
# 225-3370.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.


KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
SHORT TERM RENTALS
FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS.
PHONE 225-9944.
3-BEDROOM top flat with
verandah & parking $48 000.
Tel.225-5512, 64.-0856.
REPUBLIC Park 4-
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
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/nightly basis from
- $4 000 daily. Call 227-3336/
227-0902.
FURNISHED ROOMS.
Single person only at Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel: 229-6149
Gloria.




I HOUSE TO RENT
either in Georgetown,
East Coast,
West Coast, East Bank
or West Bank
Demerara


Rent should not
exceed $15,000 per
month


Call: 22360135,

815-8250 or 019-5117
ONE bond space upper flat
at Sharon's Building available
in the 1is January. Tel. 662-
5567, 225-4413.
3-BEDROOM upper flat -
Nandy Park with parking space.
Tel. 626-9810 or 626-9751.
1 two-bedroom, top flat
furnished, First Street,
Alexander Village. Call 226-
9046 from 7 am to 3 pm.
ONE two-bedroom top flat.
toilet & bath. Price $35 000
neg. Contact 218-0117/663-
5111, 622-1392.
CLEAN 2-bedroom top flat,
parking, tel.. light, etc.,
residential Campbellville $40
000. Tel.# .616-3743 Ryan.
UNFURNISHED one
bedroom self contained
apartment price $20 000, 130
Garnett St., New Town Kitty.
SELF-CONTAINED rooms
and furnished apartments in G/
town for overseas visitors. Call
225-7131, 611-0800.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled, AC, water 24
hours. etc. Price ($45 000)
neg. Call 609-8315.
PROPERTY by itself for
rent from US$600 up. Note:
Working through holidays. Call:
231-2064/225-
ONE TWO storey building
situated at 10 North Road
Bourda for building purposes
only. Tel; 269-0217.
ONE TWO-BEDROOM
upper flat in Kitty, fully grilled,
good condition. Price $45
000. Call 225-9882.
ONE semi-furnished 5-
bedroom house in Roraima
Complex. Short or long-term
rent. Call 645-5343 or 225-
5363.
ONE two bedroom
apartment to rent in Kitty.
Please contact 227-1689 or
225-6184 or 231-1585.
2 BEDROOM $35,000, 2
bedroom, fully furnished
$75,000. Unique Realty 227-
3551, 647-0856.


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prime location between Camp
& Alexander Sts., in Regent St.
Contact 225-4007 between 8
am and 5 pm.
2 TWO-BEDROOM
apartments. Short/long term.
Furnished/Unfurnished -
US$400/US$300 per month.
Tel. 223-3569.
NEW 2-bedroom self-
contained bottom flat
apartment, parking available -
$25 000. Kersaint Park, LBI.
Tel. 220-3355, 624-6050.
EXECUTIVE RENTALS -
Bel Air Park $1,500 & $1,800
US per month. Nandy Park
$1,600 US. 227-3843-4/661-
3361 1
SHORTSTAY-sbim-fumished
3-bedroom house for rent in Ecdes
Housing Scheme. 3 months only.
$30 000 per month. 629-3208.
TWO-FLAT building in New
Market St., opposite Promenade,
for residential or business. $85
000 mtkh. Call 227-2331, 624-
1055.
ONE BUSINESS PLACE
LOCATED BELOW THE
ODYSSEY RESTAURANT,
BARR STREET KITTY. TEL. 623-
4700.
2-BEDROOM FURNISHED
apartments for overseas guest
at Gar ett St., C/ville. Contact
Ms Dee 223-1061, 660-4876.
ATLANTIC GARDENS -
LARGE FURNISHED BUILDING
3 BEDROOMS, 2 TOILETS AND
BATH., 227-0972.
UNFURNISHED two
storeyed building with
telephone, parking and
overhead tank. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Tel: 225-0545, 642-
0636.
FULLY furnished two
storeyed executive concrete
building with air condition, hot
& cold, self contained bedroom,
telephone. 642-0636.
1 BOTTOM flat business
apt. 177 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown. 3-bedroom top flat
- 390 Republic Park, EBD.
Contact 225-5426 or 644-
3555.
1- 3-BEDROOM apt. for
small family. Rooms for UG
students or single working
persons. Cummings Lodge
near'UG. Tel. 612-0821.
ONE (1) two-bedroom apt.
.to rent, located at 2E21 South,
East Cummings Lodge (UG).
Contact Dolly 650-8535 or
648-9844.
OFFICE space at Orealla
Business Center on Church St.,
G/town (building before Go
Invest), in prime business area
- $55 000 per month. Call
Sandra for appt. 226-3284 or
616-8280.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 000, others
furnished and unfurnished.
Call 226-2372.
DUNCAN ST. $18 000.
$20 000, $21 000. Prashad
Nagar (parking) $22 000, $25
000. HappyAcres- 3-bedroom
(upstairs) phone & parking -
$45 000. Norton St., 3-
bedroom (upstairs) $50 000.
Call 231-6236.
ONE 3-bedroom top flat -
139 Bombay Terrace, Prashad
Nagar, overhead tank, grilled
work protection, garage.
Contact I. Persaud at same
address.
POPULAR Video Club in very
busy area in NewAmsterdam. Terms
of Sale & Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990 or after
hours -333-3688.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar,- hot water, in
gated community Weekly or monthly
rental. Contact Ganesh 618-5070,
641-2946.
SNACKETTE $80,000,
Beauty Salon $60,000, Internet
Cafe $50,000, Office space
$30,000. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Tel: 225-0545, 64?-
0636.

EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
FURNISHED and
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.


AVAILABLE from January
1, 2007 One 2-bedroom
apartment in Campbellville.
For further details Tel. 650-
9753 during working hrs., 223-
9099 after pm.
QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent. Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis. Tel.
# 226-5137/227-1843.
TOP lat -$40 000; (1) bedroom
-$30 000, rooms- $17000-$19 000,
Section F F US$600 & US$700,
house by itself US$500. Call 225-
2709. Business office bond.
3 BEDROOM, fully
furnished executive, top flat.
Master room, hot & cold,
standby generator, A/C, pressure
pump, etc. Contact 623-1433/
624-4587/225-7736.
ONE executive type house
full furnished master bedroom
an two bedroom, maids quarter,
self contained apartment indoor
garage, over head tank and
generator hot and cold water.
Contact 662-5567, 225-4413.
FULLY equipped store in
central Georgetown, glass cases,
lights, phone, office, cashier boat,
design for electronics, cellular
phones.alarm system (GB) steel
doors and grill move in today. Call
in Singh 647-3000, 225-2503,
225-4631.
APARTMENTS (1,2,3,4-
bedroomed)- $21 00, $22
000, $25 000, $35 000. $45
000, $50 000, Furnished $26
000 $80 000, Rooms $12
000 $16 000. Call 231-6236.
ALBERTTOWN one
bedroom, b/flat $30 000, South
$40,000, Nandy Park $600 US,
Bel Air Park $1 000 US, Bel Air
Gardens $3,000 US,
Subryanville $650 US & $1.500
US and office spaces $60,000
upwards. Call us at Goodwill
Realty on Nos. 223-5204 or
225-2540 or 628-7605.
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.
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. _
SEASONS Greetings to all
from Regent View Guest, Pousada
Regentview. Rooms! Rooms!
Rooms! 24 hour, weekly, monthly
rates available with discounts on
weekly & monthly rates. Contact
John at 120 Regent Street,
opposite Alleyne High School or
on 227-3843-4/661-3361.
FULLY FURNISHED
EXECUTIVE TWO (2)-FLAT
BUILDING WITH ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES LOCATED IN
POSH UPPER CLASS
RESIDENTIAL AREA: FOUR (4)
BEDROOMS, (ALL WITH AC
UNITS), TELEPHONE FLAT
SCREEN TV, TREATED WATER
SYSTEM, STAND BY
GENERATOR (AUTOMATIC
SWITCH OVER), LAUNDRY
ROOM WITH LARGE WASHER.
CONTACT CHARLES, SINGH
REALTY. TEL. 225-5512, 621-
2239.
JEWANRAM'S REALTY.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470. Email:
jewanarealty@yahoo.com
GEORGETOWN :High Street
(office/residence) US$2 500, Kitty
- $60,000, $45,000, US$500 (F/
F) Caricom/GuySuCo Gardens -
US$1 500. EAST BANK: School -
120 0000 Providence $50 000
ccles 'AA (F/F) US$2 000,
Diamond US$1 500, EAS'
COAST: Courida Park US$3 000
(F/F), Atlantic Gardens- US$5 000,
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, Non Panel $35 000.
Le Ressouvenir- US$2 500, Ole
- US$700/US$1 000, OFFICES:
Central Georgetown US$4 000,
Georgetown $100,000/ $60,000.
Queenstown US$2 000, Sheriff
- US$1 500, North Road US$1
200, Brickdam US$800S bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles-
executive U. nn, soreed
eslaential/office/bond US$1
500, Nandy Park US$650, Kitty
- $45 000, $30 000.
YOUR new home for the
New Year. One (1) three (3)
bedroom Top Flat at 273 E. La
Penitence (Lamaha Park, near
Lamaha Springs). Georgetown.
Good Roads. Vehicle space.
breezy verandah $55,000 per
month. Negotiations
unnecessary. Contact A. A.
Fenty. Tel: 218-1808, 622-
6843, 226-4764.


SEASONS Greetings to all
Thomas Street,
Cummingsburg- semi furnished
2 bedroom, phone and parking
$60,000, Tureyene house by
itself, 3 bedrooms $55,000,
Queenstown 3 bedrooms
unfurnished, top flat $45,000.
Queenstown 2 bedrooms, semi
furnished, utilities included
$60,000. Kitty 1 & 2 bedrooms
$30,000, $35,1)00. 227-3843-4,
661-3361.



PROPERTY IN KURU
KURURU.' Tel: 643-0332.
PIOPERTIES from 7 million
up. All 35% deduction. Phone 225-
2626, 231-2064.
FOR sale by owner property
at Public Road De Hoop, Mahaica,
ECD. Call 623-2717.
ON two storeybuilding for sale
at Lot 3! De'A uiar St. Meadow
Bank! Contact 220-7503, 220-3264.
.EAST Bank Demerara House
and vehicle in good condition.
Asldking $15M. Calfl: 225-3006,618-
3635.
EXECUTIVE two storey
building on % acre of land
located on Diamond Public.
Road. Call owner. Tel: 624-
8894.
TRANSPORTED concrete
front building with six bedroom,
yard space for a next building,
vacant possession. 226-3866.
EAST Coast Demerara Non
Pariel $12M, Paradise $6.8M. East
Bank Demerara, Land of Canaan
$3M. Call: 225-3006, 618-3635.
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office:
one three-bedroom house fully
glled in New Amsterdam. Te:
333-2500
1 2-STOREYED building
with large attic & large bond.
Parking for 4 vehicles. Ideal for
business. 85 David St., S/ville.
Call 626-8888.
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.
FRIENDSHIP, EB D, Public
Rd. new concrete 2-storey, 4
bedrooms luxurious mansion.
512M, US$60 000. Ederson's -
226-5496.
CROAL/STABROEK, new 3-
storeyed concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion on 3 house
lots. $65M, US$325 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
COGHLAN DAM vacant 2-
flat concrete building, front 3-
bedroom, back 2-bedroom.
$5.8M. ,Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON 3-storey
colonial mansion on 3 house
lots. Ideal foreign embassy
$85M (US$425 000) neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
MON REPOS, ECD, new 2
storey concrete building. Size
32'x22'. Land size 90 x 50' -
$8M (US$40 000). Ederson's -
226-5496.
D'URBAN/LODGE, new 2-
storey, 4 2-bedroom apartment,
monthly rents/pays your
mortgages $14M. Ederson's -
226-5496.
ATLANTIC Garden, 2-storey
mansion on two house lots, area
20 vehicles, bond 20 000 bags.
$30M. Ederson's- 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for sale
- Granville Park, Subryanville,
South Ruimveldt, Kitty, Bel Air?
Call now. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB ST., BOURDA Market
- new 2-storey concrete building.
Road, alley. Ideal 4-storey mini
malls. $50M (US$225 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-
storey. 4-bedroom colonial
mansion. 3 house lots. Ideal
hotel, insurance. $50M (US$225
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP & Rh. S;;, vacant
o z-storey wooden buildings.
Owner needs medical attention.
Previous price $40M now
$28M. Ederson's 226-5496.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey, 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis,
swimming pool. $13:5M (US$67
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings need general repairs?
Our management services pays
rates, taxes. Ederson's 226-
5496.


TONY REID'S REALTY
advises be determined,
persistent and invest in real
estate from $8M upward. 33%
discount. Call now 225-2626,
231-2064.











QUEENSTOEWN EXCEUTIV
PROPER', 144 X 80.
PRIME LO kTION.
MUST SEISL. $60M.


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ANANDALE NORTH THREE
BEDROOM TWO STOREY
HOUSE AND LAND 50X100 FT.
NEWLY REMODEL. ASKINd
$4.9M. CALL; 225-5591 OR
619-5505.
THREE STOREY BUILDING
ON MIDDLE STREET GOOD
CONDITION. EXCELLENT FOR
ANY BUSINESS. ASKING
$65M. CALL 225-5591 OR 225-
4631.
FOR SALE by owner 4-
bedroom, 2-storey, semi-
mansion style concrete house.
Needs fence & fine work.
Diamond HIS $3.5M neg.
Owner leaving. Mrs. Charles -
609-2849.
TONY' Reid's Realty
advises be determined,
persistent and invest in real
estate from $8M upward. 33%
discount. Call now 225-2626,
231-2064.
BEL AIR PARK $22M, Prashad
Nagar $17M. Campbellville $15M,
Kitty$10M, Enmore $2M. K. S.
RaghubirAgency. Tel: 225-0545,
642-0636.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
PARIKA Reserve Road just
off Main road Pet Shop.
Building 3-storey building and
land. Asking $39M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
5874.
ONE Barima Ave., Bel Air
property, needs lots of repairs.
educed from $18 million to
$13.5M, arge land. Call 225-
2626, 231-2064.
CAMPBELLVILLE 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. 2
kitchens. Suit 2 families,
property investor. Land
48x141, worth viewing. 110-
220V. Mrs. Wilson 226-2650,
229-2566.
'CC' ECCLES $15M. GROVE
- $6.5M & $12M, W. Ruimveldt -
$8M, P/Nagar:- $25M. N. P.
FNANIAL SERVICES 223-4928,
6 4 8 4 7 9 9
Nepent2002@ya-
PRIN'CESS Street $7.5M,
South Park $8.M, 12.5M,
18.5M, Garnett & Stone
Avenue $18M, De Abreu
Street $13.5M, Brickdam,
Regent Street and others.
Roberts Realty First
Federation Life Bldg. Tel:
227-7627 Office, 227-3768
home, 644-2099 cell.
NEWLY constructed concrete
& wooden (interior) house in
Eccles 56'x 26' with 3 toilets
and bath including master
bedroom with Jacuzzi bath, etc.
Also one prime agriculture Diet
of land res including
house lot in Canal #1, WBD.
Telephone, water, electricity
accessible. Call 233-2738, 640-
0661.
3 BEDROOM house Pin,
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara in gated
community with 24 hours
security. Modern finish
throughout. FUlly furnished,
fenced and landscaped.
Solar hot water. Phone and
all utilities. Move in
condition. Immediate
possessions P 24-2
061-5070


PROPERTY in Ogle with
double lot. 4 bedrooms. $28M,
Blygezith Festival City $4.3M,
Gordon Street Kitty $6M,
Guyhoc Park $6M, Brickdam
$35M, Thomas Street $16M,
$50M: Shawn 218-1014, 618-
7483. __"
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.
KITTY $8.5M and $16M,
La Penitence $7.5M neg,
Neimes, West Bank $5.5M, West
Ruimveldt $3.2M, Church
Street $43M, South Road
$35M, Best Road $4M, Shell
Road, Grove $4M, $5M, Flat 2
BR $2M' Many more. Call 592-
226-2803. Call: 592-627-8891,
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A Happy &

Healthy 2007







"IMVEFAWINI CIRIST ODAr"

To all our valued
clients and friends
May God bless us
all richly.


Call anytime
Jewanram's Realty
227-19/1270-44709623-6431/641-1586
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SOUTH RUIMVELDT-one-
storey needs minor repairs for
$7.5M, S R/Park for $8.5M, Bel
Air Park, 3-storey for $32M,
Section K, C/ville for $14M,
Prashad Nagar for S15M, Bar
Street, Kitty 2-storey concrete/
wooden front building for $11M,
Hadfield Street W/Rust for
$7.5M, Earle's Court, LBI for
$4.8M, Meadow Brook for $24M
and $15M. Enterprise Garden
for $8M and $11M. D'Urban
Street for $15M and $9M, Mc
Doom 2-storey concrete and
wooden newly renovated for
$7M, and many others.
Mortgage can be arranged for
properties. Come in or call
ete's Real Estate & Co., Lot 2
George Street, W/Rust. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
ONE large bond with
office building annex in
compound in business area -
Saffon St. $50 000 000 neg.
One property 31x 60, high
near Broad St. $18M neg.
One three-bedroom concrete
one level building 30 x 50
ft. approx. with master room
on half acre of land together
with working Pajero 4 x 4 -
$12.5M. One three-storeyed
wooden & concrete building
on large land. North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown -
$38M neg., corner lot. One
three-storeyed wooden
building on land 60 x 184 ft,
Kingston $125M neg. One
three-storeyed wooden and
concrete building, ideal for
school, church, hotel, etc. -
$28M neg, Werk-en-Rust. qne
five- bedroom concrete aid
wooden house in Atlantic
Gardens on double lot $2.M.
One three-bedroom wooden &
concrete house on 14 000 sq.
ft of land, LBI $16M. One
two-bedroom wooden building
on transported land, St.
Stephen St., Charlestown -
$2.3M. One concrete split level
two-bedroom building on land
31 x 275 ft. $ ,, .M. One
iwo-flat concrete and wooden
building in good condition,
Bourda $16M neg. One
sawmill operation on land by
riverside with own transformer
- $50M neg. Wills Realty -
227-2612.
TWO (2)-FLAT 3-
BEDROOM WOODEN AND
CONCRETE PROPERTY AT
BEST, WCD, WITH
VERANDAH PLU'S TOILET
AND BATH UPSTAIRS, LIGHT,
WATER AND TELEPHONE,
MASSIVE LAND SPACE.
COST $8.5M, CHARLES,
ggnf KtALIT. TL. 225-
5512, 621-2239.


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,
central air-conditioner, car garage,
front view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.
FROM XMAS into World
Cup 2007 South R/veldt
$5.5, $18M, North R/veldt
$8M, $7.5M, Werk-en-Rust
$10M,; Charlestown $6.5M
Camp Street $12M, 8M,
Robb Street $15M, $85M,
Charlotte $20M, $12M,
Lamaha Street $30M,
Middle Street $30M, King
Street $80M, Queenstown
$55M, Lamaha Gardens
30M, Bel Air. Gardens
$90M, Sheriff Street $58M,
Bel Air Park $25M, $40M,
Section "K" Campbellville
$30M. (pew) i $13M, 1
apartment ; complex
centrally located, Regent
Street $ $85M$ 5M, Ave of
the Republic $1 M. Call us
at Goodwill Realty 223-
5204, 225-2540 or 628-
7605.;
ONE three-stbrev building -
33 000 sq. It. at Parika. Ideal for
Hotel, Store, H9spital or any
other type of businesses, etc. Any
reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.:: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
PRASHAD Nagar one
2 storey corrrete building in
immaculate condition,
upper flat 2 master, 1
regular. Lower flat 1
master, guest room, kitchen,
dining, etc. Hot and cold,
pressure system, fully
secured, meshed parking,
etc. Shop for the Holiday.
Price $26M. One business
property in Freeman Street,
La Penitence $10M neg.
Call Naresh Persaud 225-
9882, 650-2724.
SECTION K C/ville 1
executive property in
immaculate condition, 2 flat
concrete. Upper flat 2
master, 1 regular; lower flat
3 rooms. Hot and cold,
pressure system, meshed,
fully secured, immediate
possession. $33M neg. Call
Naresh Persaud 225-9882,
650-2724.
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 ouJet, 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 Sf., Meadow
Brook Gardens, Lusignan,
Triumph, Enmore, Plaisance,
Samantha Point Grove,
Diamond, Blankenburg,
Houselots, housing schemes,
rice and aquaculture farming,
large acreage in Demerara
andBerbice .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., WIRUST.


1 FRIDGE FOR SALE.
CALL 225-2613.
GLASS WARES. FILM
FARE MAGAZINE. CALL: 663-
1516.
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060. 641-2026.
POMPEK PUPS 6
WEEKS OLD. Fill
VA'c"-. 2 31-4702-
. -...,,-MI CU. 231-4702.


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PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-
0060.
LONG HAIR Poodles,
mixed with Tibetan and
Dachshund, 6 weeks old.
Contact 231-5865.
2 PUREBRED German
Shepherd, Young. Adult
English Bloodline. 625-
6006. _
ONE beautiful 8 months
old red female Pitbull.
Excellent temperament.
Price $50 000. Call 231-
7590. Cell: 627-3330.
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.
ONE 4-CYLINDER
Mitsubishi diesel engine for
dredging with one 4 3-
pump. Call 643-4530.
ROTTWEILER &
Doberman pups, 4 months
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
STALLS located at
Stabroek market corner spot
good location 225-4413,
62-5567, 619-9972.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y, good
condition. Price $40 000.
Call 617-8242- cell.
LAPTOP $170 000
and Home Theatre system.
$125 000. Call 231-7578
or 613-3933.

CABINET with glass
doors: 6'x 5' $15 000,
imported Chest of Drawers -
$15 000. Telephone 227-
3542.
FIBREGLASS Boat 20 x
6 ft. cabin cruiser $60 000.
Slightly damaged. Phone
225-4631, 225-2503. 647-
3000.
MITSUBISHI 64" TV. like
new, has minor problems.
sold 'as is'. $150 000.
Phone 225-2503. 225-4631.
647-3000.

BENZ 190E parts
engine (4-cylinder) and gear
box, drive shaft, bonnet.
radiator, door, glass (4 pcs),
bottles, etc. Al p- $250 000
cash. Phone 225-4631,
225-2503. 647-3000.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm).
Mon. to Fri.
EARTH, sand, reef sand.
Excavating, grading &
leveling of land also done.
Contact: 628-3840.
LISTER engine &
generator 110. 1.0 volts.
Portable Lister Diesel
Welder. Contact 624-3187.
ONE portable air
compressor, Freon 22 air
conditioning, gas silver
solders, refrigeration oil.
Call 222-2702, 623-7212.
ONE beautiful 8 weeks
old male pompek mixed
with dachshund (fawn and
white). Tel. 231-7590, 627-
3330.
ELECTRIC oven. (1 000
W auto transformer), new
pressure sprayer, single bed,
7-piece dinette set. Tel. 611-
3153.
ONE brand new Ceramic
Kiln, high fired medium
size. No reasonable offer
refused. Tel. 618-4306.
646-0785.
2 HONDA pressure
washers, 2 chain saws, 2
machines, 2 microwaves, 1
pump, 2 saws. Call 265-
5876.
HONDA 6500 ES
generator from Canada, one
freezer (whirl pool), chest
freezer. Call 225-7978,
57900.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats,
numps, motors, belts,
'--.h. etc.
valves, I liu ,
Technician available. Call
622-5776.


TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition.
Property at 75E Garnett
Street, Kitty. Phone 225-1911
- office hours.

STUDY desks, lamps,
stool. 36" fan, bed, kitchen
ware, projection screen,
coffee set and more. Dial -
227-1234.

ORIGINAL BRAND NAME
CLOTHES FROM THE USA.
JEANS $3 000, SHIRTS/
TOPS $1 500. 220-4791.

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

1 BRAND new Whirlpool
dryer, super capacity. 1 X-
Box with lots of games &
controls. Call: 218-4384 or
618-5805 or 611-8824.

PITBULL puppies for sale.
Price $45,000, vaccinated
and dewormed. Bred for
excellence. 29 Pouderoyen.
Contact NAVIN. 264-2524.

1 RAZR phone $35
000 and 1 five-star mag rim
with tyre $55 000. Call 628-
2638, 223-6965.

CANON photocopiers
6025, IBM Think Pad,
Compaq Note Pad, Fax
machine, printers & suit cases.
Tel. 644-9690, 614-6623.

19" TV Toshiba Magnum,
Panasonic, music system 500
watts and two bases, two mids,
music system including two
tweeter boxes, four
microphone systems. Phone
617-7634 or 645-8837.

IN STOCK 4 MM and 9MM
Plyboard. Wholesale
quanttiies. Waheed's General
Store, 113 Pike Street, Kitty.
Tel: 226-7585. Fax: 226-
7586.
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1 MF 165 Tractor with
Goodmud Tyres $400 QOO, 1
- 3-cylinder Perkins engine.
Tel. 268-2638, Cell 609-2512
(ask for Fats).

1 ROTTWEILLER male,
also 1 blue Pit Pup (female).
Love birds various colors. 1
tyre machine and compressor.
Contcat 265-3206 or 265-
2057 or 645-0589.

1 BILLARD table, 1 3-
speed De Walt buffing
machine (110v), 1 sanding
machine.. Assorted
mechanical and welding
tools. Contact M. Singh 645-
1976, 612-8337.
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
noon).
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-
House and land located
on Eccles Public Road -
Isuzu Enclosed Canter, 6640
Ford Tractor, TW10 Ford
Tractor, 132 Lavarda
Combine, Front End Dumper,
2 20-ft. German trailers, 3-
phase motors (various sizes),
4" pump, surveying
equipment, Alvin Blanche
Electrical Dryer 5 tons, feed
mill. Contact 233-2423 or
641-7073.
SAMSUNl P850
CELLPHONE WITH
BLUETOOTH, 3.2 MP
CAMERA, MP3 PLAYER, 73
MB, INTERNAL, 128 MB
EXTERNAL, ETC. PRICE
$70,000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL:
647-1110, 225-5167.

BUSINESS FOR SALE.
COMPLETE BUSINESS
(STORE) with all equipment,
showcases, good will and
positive income, at a prime
main road location, WBD
giveaway price ready for
immediate takeover. Call
"MAX", ^o4-z4u, ;G0-
.-.. for more details and

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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 DOOR WITH DOUBLE
FRAME $50 000, DOUBLE
ARCH DOOR WITH DOUBLE
FRAME $80 000. DELIVERY
AVAILABLE. TEL. 270-4532
OR 624-7023.
1 200 hp Yamaha
Outboard Engine (working).
Price $680,000. 1 18 000
watts, 110/220 diesel
enerator, working. Price
380,000.00. 1 Kenmore 25
Cubic Fridge (working). Price
$125,000. 1 17 cubic
Whirlpool Freezer (working)
Price $60,000.00, 1 24 volts
- 110 volts heavy duty battery
charger (working). Price
$60,000.00. Parts for 200 HP
Yamaha Outboard. Call: 662-
6790 or 661-0122.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with
15" double speakers, 4 44T
Drive horns, 6 QSC
amplifiers, equalisers.
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, fogging machine. One
Nissan 4x 4 complete with bed
liner, search lamps and winch.
Call 263-7305 or 618-8996.
"GAMESTATION" VIDEO
GAME BIG YEAR-END SALE.
Play Station 2 & X-box
$44,000 (new or $30.000
(used), Nintendo 64 with free
game $15,000.
Supernintendo & Sega
Genesis with 3 games
$10,000. Controllers,
connections, accessories &
dozens of game discs &
cartridges at low reduced
prices. Visit "GAMESTATION".
ouderoyen Main Road. WBD.
Mon Sat 11am 7pm. Tel:
264-2498, 609-8132, 611-
9001.
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 $100 000. All
machines on stand with
wheels and have a manual.
Owner migrating 621-4928.
1 LARGE MILWAKEE Delta
drill press 110, 240v on stand -
$105 000: 1 bench type drill
press English made, 110 v $60
000; 1 BTack & Decker cross cut
saw, 110v $10 000; 1 2 000
watts transformer $10 000; 1
new 16-feet ladder aluminum in
2 8-ft. half English made $25
000; 1 4-feet platform ladder for
cleaning $10 000; 1 side and
edge sander, 110 240 v on
stand $30 000; 1 industrial and
commercial Dayton vacuum
cleaner with large dust bag, 110v
for floor or carpet cleaning $35
000; 1 truck hydraulic dump
pump $35 000; 200 new tyre
liners for truck size 20 $1 000
each W/S; 1 large bench
grinder 110v $30 000; 10
buckets of 5-gallon carpet
adhesive paste $5 000 each;
4 wash u;Ig,",; with hot and
cold water fittings $ uu00
each, British made; 50
parabolic diffusers, 4 ft. x 2 ft.
lamps with cubical reflectors
and 4 4-ft. tubes 240 volts -
$12 500 each; 12 GE security
lamps with ballast 240v $6
000 each, 3 000 watts. Call
641-2284.



ONE TOYOTA
TUNDRA, F 150. TEL.
S":5534, 227-5717.
2 F150. 1 Dodge Ram,
2500 Diesel. Tel: 645-2250


ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition, fully powered. Tel:
265-3566.
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880,
612-7666.Price negotiable.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
TOYOTA TUNDRA V6,
fully loaded, 2001 model,
GKK series. Tel: 660-4292.
1 AE 81 Corolla, gear, A/
C, CD, mags, PGG series. Tel:
626-1170, 642-7666 Charlie.
AT 170 CARINA,
AUTOMATIC. CALL 256-3216,
621-3875.
1 BLACK Toyota Long
base Extra cab pick up.
Contact M. Singh 645-1976 or
612-8337.
1 AE 91 Corolla good
working condition, PGG series,
tape deck, mag rims. Tel. 222-
5078. __
1 DAIHATSU CHARMANT
for sale. Crash sold as is.
Tel; 222-4914, 615-7158,
622-1305.
TOYOTA Hilux, diesel,
double cab pick up. Excellent
condition. 623-1436, 231-
8661, 629-5064.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump,
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
640-2365.
RZ SUPER Custom.
working condition, fully
powered $950 000 neg. Call
231-9871, 622-1343 ask for
Paul.
ONE Long base RZ 15-
seater, BJJ 5172, music, mags.
Price $1.7M negotiable. Tel.
626-9780.
ONE AE 100 Toyota
Corolla, in. excellent
working condition. Price
neg. Phone 227-7458, 613-
6149.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG
series automatic, fully
powered, mags. Tel. # 627-
3438 price $850 000 neg.
ONE AE 91 Toyota
Corolla in excellent condition,
fully automatic, mags, etc.
$675 000 negotiable. Call
220-4058.
ONE SV 40 Camry, 1
Ceres, both in excellent
condition. Price neg. Contact
220-9058, 649-3978, 613-
9077.
ONE Toyota Carina AT 192
PHH 1186, manual, in good
condition. A/C megrims. Tel:
611-3145, 264-1446.
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call
225-2611.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
6.16-3736 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.

NISSAN Presea mags,
fully power, air conditioned,
good condition. Asking $550
000. Call Elson 622-5465.

ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work, tape deck, AC
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
0236.

ONE AT 170 Corona.
Reasonable condition $650
000. Call 645-5343 or 225-
5363.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. "'i"-G~, 643-9891.

ONE RZ BHH, EFI, Long
base, two doors mini bus with
mags, music. Excellent
condition. Call 625-3683.
ONE AT 170 Carina &
one AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
626-7452.

ONE TOYOTA CORONA
Wagon ET 176, White, mags,
5A engine, automatic, PHH
series. Tel: 627-3438.


SUV Mazda, 7 seater,
automatic, V6 4WD vehicle.
Asking 1M neg. Excellent
condition. 613-6005, 226-
1457.
1 NISSAN Stanza,
magrims, stereo system, good
condition. $700,000. Call:
612-1450 or 218-4295 Robert.
ONE white Toyota Car,
automatic. Right hand drive.
Good condition. Call: 222-
3406 & 612-3941 for Raj.
TOYOTA CARINA AT 212,
AT 192 Toyota Corolla, etc.
Contact Daward Auto Sale
226-0041, 621-5407. ___
2 RZ MINI BUS EFI.
Excellent conditiQn. Music,
mags. Good to go. Crystal
light. 612-8963, 612-9041,
649-8530.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone 622-0322.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II.
Good working condition and
fully powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-
3410.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray, dual
air bag, mag rims, etc. $5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE TOYOTA motor car
AT 170. Excellent condition.
Automatic, fully powered, EFI,
mags, spoiler $700 000 neg.
Call 629-4236.
ONE Spanking New
model 212 Toyota Carina,
PKK series, mileage 55 000
km, 3 months old with mag
rims, Pioneer deck and brand
new tyres. Contact No.# 618-
1809.
MIGRATING BMW 528 E
$850,000, Mercedes 190 E
$1,300,000. Excellent
Condition, neg. Honda Vigor
$1.2M Tel: 225-1060, 641-
0607.
MITSUBISHI Canter, wide
body, 14 feet, open tray, long
base, 2 % ton, 4D 32 engine,
A/C. Contact 226-9109 at 74
Sheriff St., C/ville.
ISUZU Truck, 4BE1
engine. 14 feet open tray, 2 '/
ton. A/C. New from Japan.
Excellent condition. Contact
226-9109 at 74 Sheriff St., C/
ville.
PHH TOYOTA -HILUX
SURF, FULLY POWERED,
AUTOMATIC, IN IMMACULATE
CONDITION. $2.1 MILLION
NEGOTIABLE. CALL: 618-
3093.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
2946.
2 9. 6.. .........................-............. ...-.. .......
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller,
3 tons vibrating roller. All in
good working conditions. Call
623-3404., 222-6708.
LONG Base RZ, BGG
series in immaculate
condition with solid engine.
gear box and Def. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 $950 000
neg. Shahab.
PJJ Toyota Hilux Surf 4x4,
fully powered, AC, automatic,
CD, mags in immaculate
condition $2.4M neg. Call
276-0313, 626-1141, Shahab.

BMW 325i, Convertible -
automatic, low mileage,
leather, curtain, CD Player,
excellent condition. $1.9
million. 227-7677, 647-3000.

MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata sports car. Hard & soft
top. Low mileage. Price
negotiable. $1.1M. Terms
available. Phone 227-7677,
-- -r,, n
14_ o n- 225-2503.

FORD Wrecker Truck, crash
bar, lift bar, needs minor work.
Sold as is. Must see Cash -
$600 000. 227-7677, 647-
3000.

190E Mercedes Benz,
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder,
full flair package and lots of
extra. Must see. Have minor
work. Sold as is. $1.1.M cash.
Phone 647-3000, 225-4631.
225-2503.


FORD Lincoln Limousine
(Black) 7-seater, first to arrive
in Guyana. Needs some
work. Sold 'as is' with
documents. $2.5 million.
Phone 225-4631, 647-3000.

1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1
AT 192 Carina, 1 SV 40
Camry, AE 91 Corolla
Wagon. Owner leaving
country. Call # 645-6288,
231-0555. All prices neg.
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

1 AT 170 Toyota motor
car. EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
$700,000. 1 Nissan FB 13
Stick Gear $500,000. Call:
629-4236.
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.

GR SALOON MARK II,
automatic, $1.1M, Camry SV
30 and 40, Toyota Land
Cruiser $2.1M, RZ Bus
$1.1M. AT 192. Shawn -
218-1014, 618-7483.

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.

TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, 15B engine, 16"
wheel, 3 ton, long base, 17
feet open tray, A/C, powered,
excellent condition.
Contact 226-9109 at 74
Sheriff St., C/ville.

1 AT 192 Carina PJJ
series, A/C, mag, music,
owner priced to go. 1 AE 100
Sprinter. PJJ series, AC,
mags, music, alarm start, 1
owner. Priced to go. Contact
Safraz, 220-2047. 614-1939.

1 SV 40 Toyota Camry,
PHH series, music, DVD, new
tyres, mags, spoiler,
showroom condition. 1
Mitsubishi Pajero V6 eng.
3.000 cc, new tyres, mags,
bull bars, Sun roof, big music,
leather interior, PHH series.
owner migrating. For quick
sale contact Alli 220-2047,
614-1939.

GJJ series Extra cab Pick
up 1999 model, automatic,
4x4. CD, air bag, crash bar,
winch, 6 year warranty
battery, life time warranty air,
filter, brand new tyres, mags,
bed liner etc, in immaculate
condition, never run off road.
Owner leaving country $2
950 000 neg. Call 276-0313
or 626-1141.

GKK series, 1999 model
Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab, 4x4
automatic, V6 engine, fully
powered, air bag, etc in
immaculate condition $2.9
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.

TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint
condition. PHH series, fully
powered, mag rims. side
bars, fog lamps and crystal
h/lights. Sony CD/MP3/tape
player. $3M negotiable.
r'ntact 648-9485, 624-
1102. 226-7-,,. -
CRV PHH SERIES,
dark blue, excellent
condition, mag rims & CD
deck. Pete's Auto Sales,
Lot 02 George Street.
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown
(behind Brickdam
Cathedral, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.






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PREMIO 210 Corona,
Lancer. 212 Carina. AT 192
Carina, AE100 Corolla &
Sprinter AE 110 Sprinter &
Corolla. AT 170 Carina &
Corona. AE 91 Sprinter &
Corolla, GXL Touring
VWagon Camry S'.40.
Busas R-- Long & Shori
ELsC. Super Custo ms, Lite-
Ace & Town Ace. 4 Runners
Enclosed & open back, 1 x 4
pick up, 2 x 4 pick up.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Geoigetown. Gu,,nC ,
(behind BrcKdam C.,thcdral
South into George Streetl
Tel. 226-9951, 226-5546,
231-7432.
210 CORONA. 2-12 Carina,
AT 192 Caria. AE 100 Corolla
and Sprinter, Lancer, Camry SV
40 GX L-Touring Wagon. AT
170 Corona and Carina, AE 91
Sprinter and Corolla BUSES:
RZ Long and Short Base (EFI &
Citor). PICKUP: 4-Runner.
enclosed and open back. CRV &
RAVA 4. At all times you can call
for other models and prices.
Credit for vehicles is available.
Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown (behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tei. 226-9951.
226-5546. 231-7432.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80. Automatic transmission
3F engine, 4 500 cc engine,
EFI. fully powered, windows,
door locks, self start, alarm,
AM/FM, stereo and CD player,
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside, leather
seats. high and low range
drive, 4 new Good Year tyres
and mag rims size (16) crash
bar, fog lamps, adjustable
steering wheel, roof rack, back
lights grilled, back toe bar, 5
doors, sun visor, power
steering, new 12v battery.
back and front wiper, air
conditioner, excellent, power
mirrors, fully security system
from theft, 2 years 10 months
old, PJJ series, immaculate
condition, excellent interior
and fuel consumption, well
kept, never went in the
Interior. Owner migrating -
$8.6M, neg. 641-2284.
NOW AVAILABLE TOP
QUALITY RECONDITIONED
VEHICLES. CARS: TOYOTA
CARINA AT 192, TOYOTA
WILL VS (2004) MODEL,
TOYOTA VISTA ZZV 50,
TOYOTA STARLET EP 91 (4
DOORS), MITSUBISHI
LANCER CK 2A FULLY
LOADED, DAIHATUS HIJET
CARRY VAN, TOYOTA
CUSTOMISED DELIVERY
VAN. PICKUPS: TOYOTA
HILUX LN 170 EXTRA CAB;
NISSAN SINGLE CAB QD 22
MITSUBISHI CANTER TRUCK
2 TONS ENCLOSED FOUR-
WHEEL DRIVE. ORDER
EARLY AND GET THE BEST
PRICES ON DUTY FREE
VEHICLES. FULL AFTER
SALES SERVICE AND
FINANCING AVAILABLE.
DEO MARAJ AUTO SALES,
207 SHERIFF AND SIXTH
STREETS, CAMPBELLVILLE.
226-4939. A NAME AND A
SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
NOW IN STOCK. Toyota
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1. Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
b LN i uo, Tiuyoia i;ux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185. Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina -AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark
2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-
8953, 226-1973. 227-3185,
Fax. 227-3185. We give
you the best cause you
deserve the best.
BBE^IH


WAITRESS. CONTACT
BABY, 18 SHELL ROAD,
KITTY.


1 LIVE-IN
DOMESTIC, 40-50
YEARS. TELEPHONE
642-8781.
ONE LIVE IN MAID. 20-
30 YRS. CALL: 226-7189.
R HAIRDRESSiP ", I'
BARBER to woe, in R'-.Ient Sl
Tel 2_ .-i-6 0
ONE HANDYBOY 10
WORK IN THE INTERIOR.
TEL. 223-1609, 777-4126.
ONE BAR ATTENDAtYT
TO WORK IN G/TOWN.
CALL: 227-3674/622-
2442.

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1996 World CLup.
He denies the charge and
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"pre-determined and vindictive
attitude" to\virdcs hinm.
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Dalmiya established a
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He served in various posts
including president. before be-
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the ICC in 1997.


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again.
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years ago but not before us-
ing his casting vole to ensure
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Singh Mahendra, was elected
to replace him.
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ence waned when Mahendra
was beaten in the 2005 elec-
tions by federal agriculture
minister Sharad Pawar.
(BBC Sport)


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y ]uS t OPs'RT CHRONICLE t u'



Holyfield just doesn't know when to quit


By Maurice Dixon

IN the film. 'Pulp Fiction'.
lMarcellus Wallace is explain-
ing to Butch the boxer whyv
he has to throw a fight. Al-
though Butch still has a little
left in the tank, his time as a
contender has come and
gone.
There is no swan song. no
glorious exit from the squared
circle. Wallace notes there ain't
no old-timer's day." he says.
Perhaps that is one of the
reasons why Evander Holyfield
presses on. Apparently willing
to pay the price, the 44-year-
old Holyfield continues to light
well beyond his prime and
against better judgment for one
last taste of glory.
"I have a goal," Holyfield
said. "And the point of reach-
ing every goal, a lot of people
have setbacks. The strong


people who stay No.1 the long-
est time, they have more set-
backs than an body'. But they
overcame the setbacks. They
just didn't quit."
Prior to \ inning Ills last
two bouts, Ilolyficld (40-8-2.
20 KOs) owned ljusl a 2-5-2
record and was clearly a shell of
a four-time heavyweight chall-
pion.
In fact. his evident drop-off
in skills forced the New York
State Athletic Commission to
step in and save Holyfield from
himself, suspending him indefi-
nitely.
Holyfield's unspectacular
showing against Larry
Donald in November 2004 -
in which he landed a career-
low 78 punches weighed
heavily in that decision.
Holyfield has been licensed
to fight in Texas, where he re-
corded a second-round technical


knockout of insuiance salesmani
.Jercimy BIlites in August ;and a
uinaiinimous decision over I:res
()quenido m Novcieber.
"My goal is to become tlile


undisputed champion of the
world and until I do, you'll all
be w\atcliin.''" llol) field said.
"Anuything I siy, I don't say iI
just Io say i1 to aiusC myself.


EVANDER HOLYFIELD


Aussie media revels in victory


By Scott Heinrich
BBC Sport in Melbourne

AUSTRALIA'S print media
was basking in the glory of
the national team's three-
day rout of England at the
MCG, with particular focus
on retiring hero Shane
Warne and a possible Ashes
whitewash.
'An absolute leggie end' was
how Melbourne's The Age de-
scribed Warne after his farewell
Test at his home ground.
"Australia's mission, and
England's demoralisation, is al-


,.' r .-
The elevation of Kevin Pie
number four had a sniff of de
about it Steve Waugh.
most completee." \' r'te Chloc
Saltau. "'With th- 3Boxing l)Da
Test in the bag and twith a 4-0
leaad ahd of the h!iih i T-,. aill
ihal r le ains :- > e'C ii o)!
iWarne ind (;!ci; \lc('ralh
will)tl tlh Ic 'st Ash',e L!an ,'aecen
in Sd \c;rs..
"! ituiild be tlhce -'.celest
victory of all,"
'The lHerald .:, anotherr
daily newspaper from
Melbourne. frochlinied
Austri'ai'a's innings ' toi-yn a
"'T'ackyard liMitz", '..i ',n
.-ie scoreine as asi;::"!s A.'ir,
. Dud'sArmy ()'.
''"arne farewellI,' his adlor
inm Melbourne fans witli one
'ast magical flourinsh as a spine-
L England s.ank it harrow ina


depths of despair" wrote Rob-
ert Craddock.
"The Aussies ruthlessly
swept to a 4-0 lead with a win
that has left England in turmoil."
Australia captain Ricky
Ponting said the team's sole fo-
cus now was a rare Ashes clean
sweep, and The Australian
newspaper latched onto the
sentiment with its headline
'Hung, Warne and quartered'.
"Ponting has promised to
squeeze any remaining spirit
out of a demoralised England
in pursuit of a 5-0 whitewash
to crown Australia's emphatic
reclaiming of the
Ashes," wrote
S Malcolm Conn.
"Potentially
drought-breaking
S rain is forecast to
begin falling in
Sydney and con-
tinue until at least
STuesd'aV. w\lcen tihe
S last lTest is due to
S begin.
Still. with the
increasingly feeble
nature of England's
resistance. a few
clear days should
be enough to dis-
pose of the tour-
ists."
The Sydney
S Morning Herald
turned its attention
to England's flailing
captain Andrew
tersen to Flintoff.
desperation Under the
headline 'Flintoff
snaps under
heavy load', reporter Trevor
Nlarshallsea documented the
heavy burden weighing down
the all-rounder.
"'I'lhc strains of captaincy
appC;ircd to finally tell ant
-li!llo ll" al";rshallcai w\rott
'Ni)i .nil was li'' left sar-
ing att lthe prospect of leading
England to a -whitewash deleat
in what ha.d started out hope-
fully as an Ashes defence, lhe
was plainly ired of being asked
St\ ia had gone wrong Ifor En-
Jani'd on thistlour.
"i!in!off dog'getdly ce-
fu'-ided li;is paiiyes- ga;; t .
guil)g with one joiurmi'alist
over how much characters his
side had shown, although his
arguments did seem a little


thin."
In the same paper. Alex
Brown suggested Australia's fu-
ture looked bright despite the
imminent exits of Warne and
McGrath, with other veterans
set to follow in the near future.
"All the talk leading into the
Test revolved around Warne and
McGrath and the massive void
their impending retirements
would create," wrote Brown.
"As the Test progressed,
there emerged a sense of opti-
mism. Although the spotlight
was on Warne and McGrath,
the combinations of Stuart
Clark and Brett Lee accounted
for II English wickets.


"Clark, the obvious succes-
sor to McGrath, took his career
wicket tally to 42, making his
the equal-fifth best debut sea-
son by any Test bowler."
But the last word goes to
former Australia captain Steve
Waugh. writing in Sydney's
Daily Telegraph.
"The elevation of Kevin
Pietersen to number four had a
sniff of desperation about it",
Waugh wrote.
"Right now, England are
a team eager to get the series
over and done with so they
can start preparing for a
hopefully much improved
next Ashes series."


Australians hail


Clark's rise


MELBOURNE. Australia
(Reuters) As the careers of
Shane Warne and Glenn
lcGrath prepare to disap-
pear into the sunset.
Australia's players were
united in hailing Stuart
Clark the heir-apparent as
the team's most influential
strike bowler.
The 31- car-old Clark h.as
been a model of consistency inl


his first Ashes setics. leakingg 21
wicketls to equal W'arne' as lie.
inois prolific bowler on eilhtr1
stdci in Austlrlia's sol lto a i4-
0 lhcad.
Sis unerl ri 1ng a;cc ;t :t
a i til' it';e ri\t' d l h o ,ii 1'
loil, 17 cni faine hiaI p)tI
,iogiland's ballmenll under in
lense piessuie
'IThe f'iormer real cstilec
agetilt is set to s p rl'eaheid t1he


Australian attack once
McGrath and Warne retire
after the final Test starting
in Sydney on Tuesday.
"'I wish 1 had a dollar for
every time le went past mv
outside edge because I'd prob-
abl ownt ii an island somewhere."
tcaim mate Nlike Hlusse told
reporters on Saturday.
"H'e's been a very fine
Noix let for a long time. I was al-
\\a\s confident he would per-
form oncle hei got to play for
Australia.
"H'le's experienced and un-
flappable. i .l' not ialfected by
pressure It io ituch and hai a
clear ninid btult what lihc', tr\-
ing to do. lits job is to keep
chucking it into 1 that a'ea and
lie's cttlin, the 1 right results."
Allllthou'ii liist handed a
i'ricketl iAni''rlia conltraci in l the
2tt(t1 2 se., '.ii. a series of inju-
niet, alld I'; C0,' co mipclilion for



iu1 I* t o0ki1 prt e'il Iis
pedigree ',\ ili A, playi er it -lhie-
s ries dl ,inst llte Sotilh Al-
I Ceans ail'l Ir il n 20 \\ ickes il
lth secril ,! i .75.
"- '. : .,; ;skin. a uties-
iow 4)!' -:e-. every 'ball, a bit
i;-.e ,i ;r,::," said skipper
>.icl>, 2' uigo. "1 -:.'' juit',
ostvliiug t 'i hbl) in tha!t nasty
;it-ci itlil .utillung the hIatsitn iiU
under' pr'.'..mi-re all the tinime'


I truly believe it."
llolyfield may be the only
one who believes it. He is
'r:Iln td in the lop 15 only in the
WBO(. which is a clear fourth in
boxing's organisational pecking
order. The number of steps he
needs to take to reach respect-
ability could constitute miles.
and he does not have time on
his side.
'The Real Deal' also is bat-
tling a perception problem. His
advancing age classifies him as
yesterday's news.
Even in a weak heavy-
weight division currently
dominated by Eastern Euro-
peans and in need of Ameri-
can influence, most passive
boxing fans are more inter-
ested in Mike Tyson's exhi-
bition tour/train wreck than
Holyfield's very serious pur-
suit of another title.
Had Holyfield retired af-
ter his victory over John
Ruiz in 2000 that secured the
WBA title, he would not
have to have worried about
an old-timer's day. He would
have left on top at age 38,
his legacy secure.
Instead, he continued to
fight, losing to Ruiz, Chris
Byrd and Larry Donald along
the way. He has taken some un-
necessary beatings, both physi-
cal and psychological.
Compare Holyfield's desire
to continue in a brutal, unfor-
giving profession to the recent
decision made by NFL star Tiki
Barber to retire.
At 31 and in his 10th sea-
son. Barber has had enough. De-
spite being at or near his prime.
he wants to walk away while
he still can.
"(It's) a quality of life de-


cision," Barber said. "(Former
NFL running back) Earl
Campbell is 51 and can't walk.
Twenty years from now, I don't
want to be that way." Barber
didn't just wake up one morn-
ing in October and decide to re-
tire. Two dozen drillings every
Sunday from 300-pound lines-
men have had him thinking
about this day for some time.
"I've been considering it
for a few years now," he said.
"It comes to a point where
your body just doesn't want to
take it anymore. You see
other opportunities out
there."
Barber has spent the last
several years preparing for life
after football. He has done some
sportscaster work and appears
to have a bright future in that
regard. He already is a part-time
co-host of 'Fox and Friends'. a
general news programme on Fox
News.
"Sometimes you just feel a
calling greater than the NFL."
Barber said. "I'm crossing over
into world events, entertainment
.... That's what I'm interested
in. That's what I see myself do-
ing, delving deeper, being pro-
vocative."
Many would agree Barber is
stepping away a little early and
Holyfield has stayed well be-
yond his welcome. However.
history has proved that the
longer someone holds on, the
harder it becomes for that indi-
vidual to let go.
For better or worse,
Holyfield still has a two-
fisted grip.
"This whole world would
be successful if everybody
stopped quitting," he said.
(SportsTicker)


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Bakewell

Topp XX to ...

(From back page)
wing, the ball aimed from the
right of the box to the near
post. Still Western Tigers
were getting in one and two
raids, but again no goals
materialised in the half,
sending the game into extra
time.
Five minutes into extra
time, Topp XX got their first
solid shot to goal, just inside
the box and the goalkeeper
looked suspect.
The Tigers got a clear
chance, two minutes later.
Millington received a nice pass
from the left of the box, but
sent the ball high over the cross-
bar from in front the goal, 12
metres away.
Three minutes after the
changeover, Topp XX attacked
down the left, the winger
pushed the ball forward, and
Murphy finished from close
quarters, the ball zooming near
the right post. Had the goal-
keeper dived, he might have hit
the upright as the ball ended in
the net in the 101st minute.
Another four minutes
elapsed and Haynes broke
away from the defence,
dribbled the advancing goal-
keeper, then another defence
player and finished from very
close range in the 105th
minute.
Later, the Alpha United/Joe
Public match was goalless at
halftime. Then six minutes into
the second half, the Trinidad &
Tobago professional team in-
serted former National player
Dwarika into the mid-field and
they began making more inroads
into Alpha's half.
Within four minutes
Dwarika delivered, slotting the
ball home from on top of the
box, between the goalkeeper and
the right post in the 56th
minute.
Both teams utilised their
three substitutes, with Alpha
taking off injured captain Neil
Hernandez whose forehead was
covered with plaster.
It appeared that the match
would end 1-0. Then a minute
into stoppage time, a mix-up
ensued in the box, Dwarika re-
ceived a pass from the right and
in front of an empty goal, he
sent a right footer from ten
metres to seal the place in the
final.
Joe Public became the
second team from Trinidad &
Tobago to reach the final, the
first being Doc's Khelwalaas
in 1998, who eventually
edged out Victoria Kings 2-1
to take the top prize.


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Whitewash now a reality


MELBOURNE, AUSTRILIA
(Reuters): Australia cap-
tain Ricky Ponting said his
team's dream of comple-
ting an Ashes series white-
wash was now a reality af-
ter their crushing win over
England in the fourth Test,


Thursday.
Australia humiliated the
tourists by an innings and 99
runs inside three days to head
into next week's final Test, in
Sydney, with a 4-0 lead.

FIRST WHITEWASH
SINCE 1920
They secured victory after
tea when they bowled the tour-
ists out for 161 to remain on
course for a first 5-0 whitewash
over their oldest rivals since
1920-21.
Fast bowler Brett Lee cap-
tured four wickets, while Stuart
Clark grabbed three, Shane
Warne two and Glenn McGrath


one as Australia registered their
biggest win over England on
home soil since 1954 and their
biggest at Melbourne since
1937.
Warne, who will retire af-
ter next week's fifth and fi-
nal Test in Sydney, was
named Man of the Match af-
ter taking seven wickets and
scoring an unbeaten 40 in
Australia's innings.
Warne became the first
player to capture 700 Test
wickets when he took 5-39
in the first innings and fin-
ished the match with 999
international wickets to
his name.
England had trailed Austra-
lia by 260 runs on the first in-
nings after bowling them out for
419 before lunch, but were un-
able to muster enough runs to


SHANE WARNE


make them bat a second time.
England's batting, which
had let them down badly in each
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failed again with the innings last-
ing only five hours and less
than 66 overs.
'CREATE SOMETHING
SPECIAL'
In another collective abject
display, only opener, Andrew


ANDREW FUNTOFF


Strauss, with a defiant 31 over
almost three hours, and wicket-
keeper Chris Read (26 not out)
took the fight to an Australian
attack that was as ruthless as
England were inept.
Pointing said his side had
a real chance of emulating
that success.
"You can't ever take for
granted winning a Test
match, it's not an easy
thing to do," Ponting told
a news conference. "It's
hard work, but we have an
opportunity now to create
something very special for
this team in Sydney and
we'll be giving it the best
shake we can to try and


win that game."
Forlorn England captain
Andrew Flintoff insisted his
side could still avoid a white-
wash.
ENGLAND OUTPLAYED
Flintoff admitted England
were outplayed in every depart-
ment and session by the Aus-
tralians, saying himself he
sounded something like a broken
record.
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mant there was the determina-
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Test starting in Sydney, next
Tuesday.
"It's been a tough trip,
another tough three days,"
the big Lancastrian told re-
porters. "I'm disappointed,
upset ... the emotions are
all negative, but we've got
one game left. We don't
want to leave this country
having been beaten 5-0. As
bad as I feel now, come the
game in Sydney we have to
go out there and put on a
show."


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By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Cristiano Ronaldo's hot
streak continued yesterday
with two more goals in
Manchester United's 3-2 vic-
tory over Reading at Old
Trafford which put them six
points clear in the Premier
League.
The tricky Portuguese flyer
has now scored 12 league goals
this season, six of them coming
in the last three games, and he
is just one behind Chelsea's
Didier Drogba whose 13th goal
of the season came in a 2-2
home draw with Fulham.
On a day of torrential rain
across the country which re-
sulted in one match being aban-
doned, the storm-clouds are
gathering over Stamford Bridge
where Chelsea's grip on the title
is loosening.
"Six points is not a drama,
what is a drama is that we can-
not defend," Chelsea manager
Jose Mourinho told BBC Radio.
"In the past Chelsea win
one zero, now every team
feels that they can score
against us. Some of our very
important players are not
playing."


The only good news for
Mourinho on a day when it
emerged that playmaker Joe
Cole could be out for the sea-
son with a broken foot, was that
John Terry was seen warming
up on the pitch just two days
after having keyhole back sur-
gery.
Drogba looked to have won
the points for Chelsea when he
headed in Frank Lampard's
cross but Carlos Bocanegra
equalised late on to give Fulham
a draw and take Chelsea's total
of goals conceded in their last
four league games to eight.

DEFLECTED SHOT
Fulham had taken the lead
through Moritz Volz before
Lampard's fierce shot was de-
flected in by Liam Rosenoir.
Reading, who drew 2-2 with
Chelsea on Tuesday, had not
played a match at Old Trafford
for 50 years but pushed the
leaders all the way to the final
whistle.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave
United the lead only for
Ibrahima Sonko to head Read-
ing level before halftime.
The second half belonged
to Ronaldo who restored
United's lead after Solskjaer


hit the post before volleying
his second. Leroy Lita pulled
a late goal back to leave
United manager Alex


Ferguson complaining about
his side's defending.
"It's been a very good
day for us but we had to
.. 1 .4 I


Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo (R.) celebrates
with John O'Shea after scoring his second goal during
their Premier League soccer match against Reading FC
in Manchester. (REUTERS/Phil Noble).


work very hard," Ferguson,
who was 65 yesterday, told
Sky Sports. "It was our
worst defending of the sea-
son, I don't understand that.
"The rain was never ending
and Reading made us play all
the way to the end. In the sec-
ond half it made a difference
with Ryan Giggs coming on."
United have 53 points from 21
matches to Chelsea's 47. Bolton
Wanderers moved up to third (39)
after a 3-2 home win against high-
flying Portsmouth in which Nicolas
Anelka scored his fifth goal in five
games for Wanderers.
Liverpool ended
Tottenham Hotspur's 12-
game winning sequence at
White Hart Lane thanks to
Luis Garcia's winner in a 1-
0 victory that took them back
into the top four.
Everton moved above
Tottenham into seventh with
Victor Anichebe scoring twice in
a 3-0 victory over Newcastle
United. Phil Neville was also on
target with his first league goal
for four years.


Arsenal can reclaim third
spot when they play at
Sheffield United in a late kick-
off.
Bottom club Watford's
home match against Wigan
Athletic was abandoned early
in the second half because of
a waterlogged pitch with the
score at 1-1.
Charlton Athletic boosted
their survival hopes with a 2-1
victory at home to Aston Villa,
Bryan Hughes scoring in the
last minute after Darren Bent
had equalised for the Londoners.
It was Alan Pardew's first
victory since taking over as
Charlton manager on December
24, but West Ham United, the
club who sacked him earlier this
month, were beaten 1-0 at home
by Manchester City to remain
just in the bottom three.
Watford are on 11 points
from 19 games, Charlton
have 16 from 21 with West
Ham on 18. Middlesbrough,
beaten 2-1 at Blackburn Rov-
ers, have 21, just one more
than Sheffield United.


Woods to skip PGA


Tour season opener


in Hawaii


DESPITE being overlooked
for the Australian squad for
the fifth Ashes Test in
Sydney, Andrew Hilditch,
Australia's chief selector, has
insisted that Stuart MacGill
remains in the thinking of
the selection panel.
MacGill missed out as Aus-
tralia chose to name an un-
changed bowling attack for the
final Test. Australia now have
no Test assignments until next
summer, a gap of nearly 11
months, by which time MacGill
will be approaching his 37th
birthday.
By then, with Shane
Warne having left the
scene, Australia may well
be considering younger
spinning options in Dan
Cullen, the off-spinner,
and Cullen Bailey, a leg-
.pinner. reasoned The
Sydney Morning Herald.
The paper cited
occasional" instances
.f bad behaviour, and a
recent suspension by Stua
his state side for an al- Austl
tercation with an um-
pit e in grade cricket, as fac-
tors in a bleak future.
But Hilditch maintained in
S:atemcnt that MacGill was
iti!i in contention. "The national
,. lion panel carefully consid-
e-. the possibility of naming a
: Tr the Sydne' Test to give
extra spinning option.
,aN ilacGil vas, carefully
.--. red for that position and
:.-amin \er\ much in the
ah. ,aht- of the national selec-
i-)n panel."
Over the year! :SGill
has become some- .-g of a
Sydney fixture, a ground tra-
ditionally suited to spinners.


He has played in eight of the
last ten Sydney Tests and his
numbers (53 wickets at under
25) are better than even
Warne's (62 wickets in 13
Tests at over 27) at the
ground.
That record was, however,
balanced against the excellent
performances of the current at-
tack through the Ashes, as
Hilditch explained. "However,
to include two specialist spin-
ners in Sydney would've meant
changing the attack which has
performed so well in the first


rt MacGill still remains in
ralia's selectors' plans.

four Tests and has been an in-
tegral part of Australia's suc-
cessful regaining of the Ashes.
"After considering this,
the selection panel .thought it
appropriate to remain with
the same 12 and the same
balance of the attack for the
Sydney Test.
Although Sydney tradition-
ally will lend support to the
spinners, we consider a three-
man pace bowling attack
iGlenn McOrath. Brett Lee and
Stuart Clark) with Shane Warne
and Andrew Symonds to howl
spin is well balanced and suited
lo the conditions we are likely


to encounter in Sydney."
MacGill is two short of
200 Test wickets from his 40
Tests, and in the last series
he played for Australia,
against Bangladesh in April


this year, he picked up 17
wickets. The leg-spinner in-
sisted just over a week ago
that he was still happy to play
on for another "two to three
years." (Cricinfo)


By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOS ANGELES, Calif.
(Reuters) Tiger Woods is
skipping next week's
Mercedes Championship in
Hawaii, leaving the PGA
Tour's season-opening event
without two of the world's top
three players.
Third-ranked Phil
Mickelson, the U.S. Masters
champion, has not played in the
winners-only tournament since


TIGER WOODS
2001 and said earlier this year
he would not be at Kapalua
from January 4 to 7.
World number one Woods
will miss the event for the sec-
ond year in a row, and for the
third time in his ;career.
"1 considered playing
next week ... but I just haven't
been able to prepare," Woods
said in a statement on Friday.
"I usually spend at least
one week \ working on my game
before a tournament mand have
been unable to do that this year."
championn at Kapalua in
20(00. \oods has speln Ihe lasta
I2 days in Col:or:odo o, ;i skiing


holiday with family and friends.
The 12-time major winner,
who has triumphed in his last
six PGA Tour appearances, will
return to action for his title de-
fence at the Buick Invitational
at Torrey Pines January 25-28.

GOOD SUCCESS
"I've had good success
there, winning four times and I
am the two-time defending
champion," Woods added.
"More importantly it will
give me much needed extra time
with my family."
Woods' absence from the
Kapalua Resort next week
will take much of the gloss off
the PGA Tour's much-trum-
peted 'new era'.
The Mercedes Champion-
ship launches the inaugural
FedExCup. a season-long
points competition that will
culminate in a four-event play-
off series and offers the overall
champion $10 million.
"Hopefully everyone will
understand." Woods said.
"This was a tough decision
because Gary Pianos and his
staff at Kapalua Resort al-
\ways do such a great job with
the event."
The Mercedes Champion-
slip. being held at Kapalua for
!ie eighth season in a row.
brings together all the winners
Ilroum the prex ious PGA Tour
seasolln.
Australia's Stuart
Applebl who edged out \ ijay
Siinghl in a playoff for this
year's title, will be bidding
for a fourth consecutive vic-
tor) at the Plantation ('Cose.


Bobcats beat Lakers

despite big night

from Bryant

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Kobe Bryant had the third-
highest scoring game of his career dropping 58 points but
the Los Angeles Lakers still came up short against the
Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, losing 133-124 in triple over-
time.
Bryant's tally comes behind only his magical 81-point night
against the Toronto Raptors last January and a 62-point per-
formance against the Dallas Mavericks last December.
The Bobcats replied with 20-point-plus efforts from four
players, led by 28 from Gerald Wallace and a career-high 27
from Matt Carroll.
Emeka Okafor helped out with 22 and a career-high
25 rebounds, while Raymond Felton also had 22 points to
go with 15 assists to give the Bobcats victory in the first
triple-overtime game in franchise history.
Bryant shot 22-of-45 from the field and was 10-of-12 from
the free throw line but missed on game-winning jump shots in
the final seconds of regulation. lie also committed a costly foul
on Derek Anderson late in the third overtime.
Anderson hit all three of his foul shots allowing the
Bobcats to open up a five-point cushion with just over a
minute to play.
\ith the injured Dwyane \\'dle and Sh;laquille O'Neai
watching froi !he bench. the Neo Jersev NCis rolled to a')1-
81 win over the l teat in Mianmi.
LeB on James,. who ill celebrate his 22nd birthlday on Sat-
urday. poured in 32 points and Donyell Miarshall added a sea-
son-best 29 as the Cavaliers powered to a t 10)-)99 win over Nil-
waukee.
Darrell Armstrong's only point of the game was a big
one, dropping a foul shot with less than a second to play
to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 93-92 win over the Detroit
Pistons.


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McGrath
SPECULATION is mounting that Justin Langer will join
Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath in making the final Ashes
Test at Sydney his last for Australia.
If Langer does bring the curtain down on his playing days it
will end Australia's most prolific opening partnership in Test his-
tory with Matthew Hayden.
Langer; himself has stayed away from the limelight since the
Boxing Day Test finished in three days but his father; Colin, told
The Sunday Age his son wasn 't going to outstay his welcome.
"He's been privileged to play for his country for 104 Test
matches." he said. "The way he's gone about his career has been a
thrill for his family.
When he and Adam Gilchrist won that Test against Paki-
stan in Hobart (in 1999), that gave me a thrill. But the biggest
highlight for me has been the way he's gone about his busi-
ness as a cricketer.
"To see the effort that's had to be put in, the effort no one
really sees. To see what he's done to try to get fit for this series,
it's just been unbelievable; the physical effort, the time he spends
with his batting coach. People don't see all that, but we do."
John Buchanan would not be drawn on Langer's future follow-
ing the Melbourne Test, just adding how much he is valued by the
team. "He's a tremendous character to have within the team with a
set of values which he's admired for. He believes in all the tradi-
tions of the game and, really, in many ways, he's the epitome of
the baggy green cap."
Following an impressive start to the Ashes series, with 82 and
an unbeaten 100 at the Gabba, Langer's form has tailed off and he
hasn't registered another half-century.
However, he and Hayden have amassed 5 575 runs at an
average of 51.15 as an opening partnership since first joining
forces against England, at The Oval, in 2001. (Cricinfo)


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We cannot defend




without Terry and Cech


Mourinht

By Clare Lovell

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Chelsea manager Jose
Mourinho cannot wait to wel-
come back John Terry and
Petr Cech while the champi-
ons continue to leak goals
and lose ground on leaders
Manchester United.
"Everybody knows at the
moment Chelsea cannot defend.
I am the first person to know
that," he told reporters after
yesterday's 2-2 home draw with
neighbours Fulham.
"If the opponent sees mis-
take after mistake after mistake
they smell the chance and they
keep going to the end. They
chase their luck and the luck
comes."
Goalkeeper Cech has been
out since sustaining a fractured
skull at Reading in October
while captain and defensive
strongman Terry has missed


five games with a back problem.
Terry had surgery on
Thursday but could return in
the next two weeks. Cech is
likely to make his comeback
in four to six weeks.
To add to Mourinho's
woes, midfielder Joe Cole may
be out for the rest of the sea-
son with a stress fracture of the
foot.
"I need the best goalkeeper
in the world (Cech) back," said
Mourinho. "I need the best cen-
tral defender in the world
(Terry) back. I don't need mil-
lions (of pounds for replace-
ments), 1 need them back."
Chelsea have conceded eight
goals in their last four league
matches.

INCREDIBLE MONEY
Asked about buying a de-
fender in the transfer window,
Mourinho said: "If the club ask
for my opinion I say 'yes' but


at the same time when 1 see the
eyes of some clubs and they ask
for incredible money for normal
players I would say 'no'." On


JOHN TERRY
Chelsea's strikers, he said: "We
have one player (Didier Drogba)
in attack.
All the others are not
performing. Shev (Andriy
Shevchenko) is not perform-


ing, Shaun (Wright-Phillips)
is not performing and
(Salomon) Kalou is not per-
forming.
"Apart from Cech, Terry
and Cole, Mourinho is also
hoping for quick returns by
Dutch winger Arjen Robben and
goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.
"Maybe we are not as good as
we think we are," said the Por-
tuguese coach. "Maybe we have
not such a good manager and
maybe the players are not such
good players.
"The trouble with the de-
fence is in the Premier League
you have to have very strong
central defenders in the air.
"In other championships,
even in the Champions League,
it is not such a big deal. We
aren't dominating the game in
the air."
Asked why he sold central
defenders William Gallas and
Robert Huth in the close sea-
son, Mourinho said: "That's
a good question but I cannot
answer it"


Dalrymple eager for Ashes debut


Jamie Dalrymple has shown plenty of spirit in his one-
day performances.


JAMIE Dalrymple is hoping
for a chance to prove he is
more than just a one-day
player by helping England
avoid an Ashes whitewash in
Australia.
The Middlesex all-rounder
could win his first cap in
Sydney, a ground which tradi-
tionally helps spin bowlers.
"I'm desperate to play," said
Dalrymple. who could also sup-
ply useful runs at number eight.
"If 1 get the chance at
Sydney, it would be superb. It
would be great experience
against a very good side."
Dal'rymple has been a
fixture in England's limited
overs side since the summer
and was called into the Test
squad in Australia when
Ashley Giles returned home
to be with his wife, who has
undergone brain surgery.
iHe has so Iir been restricted
to carrying the drinks and shiorl
appearances in hlle field as a;
substitlle. but provides the tour


selectors with a useful extra
option for Sydney where spin-
ners Eddie Hemmings and Phil
Tufnell shared 12 wickets for
England in 1991.
England will practise at
the SCG on New Year's Eve
and an inspection of the pitch
will help determine whether
Dalrymple will be included
alongside slow left-armer
Monty Panesar.
But whether he plays or
not. 25-year-old Dalrymple be-
lieves the game could spark Ian
up!ILrn in England's form if they
can prevent Australia taking the
series 5-0.
"There are resilient guys
here and they want to go out and
win the Tesi this week.
"There are a couple of
retiretmenti parties (for
Shane 11arne anId Glelnn
McG(rathl) to Ibreak up and(
Ihe teaium are burning to
put down a imarker l that
won't be forgotten next
time we're playing against


the Aussies," he said.
"We're on the wrong end of
a result against a very good
side. They arc in their backyard
and they've been pumped up
for a long time about this par-
ticular contest.
"It's always been a trail of
theirs that they will fight very
hard. It's just a case of pushing
them and we need to push them


a bit harder next time.
"There is a huge amount
of the winter left. The Ashes
Test series has been a huge
disappointment but there is a
triangular series against two
very good sides (Australia and
New Zealand) and if we can
play well in that, we can look
forward to the World Cup.
(BBC Sport)


ECB to review Fletcher's

role as selector


DENNIS Amiss, chairman of
the ECB's international
management committee. has
said that Duncan Fletcher's
position as a tour selector
could be reviewed before En-
gland leave Australia. The
long-term future of Fletcher
is set to be discussed after the
World Cup but his part in
picking the team during the
Ashes trip has come under
scrutiny.
Earlier in the tour reports
in The Times said that
Fletcher had wanted to resign
from his role as selector, cit-
ing diffiiclies in comibininig
the role with his coaching po-
sition, hbut tlie re(/(est il
tllurlid dow/1.
However. Amiss now says
lie and his colleagues are pre-
pared to listen again to
Fletcher although confirmnid
his overall role is not yet iup
for discussion.
"This Idocs nol IlleaCtlll Io sl\
\%c.' cait.'. l loolk al otlir strI'ci.' rIC
ill tIht C Ieitiimie." \Amis' told
BBC Radlio 5 l.ivc. "')tiiicu
IllcelL'lher Ihas So c oin 'icoid lto
say he woulId ratIher not he a s-


lector. so that is something we
can consider. Selection wasn't
always easy on this tour and
(it's) something that Duncan
would rather not be involved in
the future so we need to look
at that in the meantime."
A number of selection is-
sues have dogged the Ashes
tour including the early pref-
erence of Ashley Giles over
Monty Panesar plus the
choices of James Anderson
and Geraint Jones. The team
England fielded at
Melbourne is generally re-
garded as tile one that should
have started the series.
(Cricinfo)






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Duncan Fletcher isn't
happy with his role as
selector.


A"-l,


Justin Langer could become Australia's fourth retirement
pf the season.'


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SWSPqART CHRONICLE.


Ntini propels S. Africa to South



147-run win to level series have a
m Apo l-


By Telford Vice

DURBAN, South Africa
(Reuters) Makhaya Ntini
bowled South Africa to vic-
tory in the second Test
against India yesterday.
South Africa won by 174
runs to level the series at 1-1
with one match left to play.
Fast bowler Ntini took five
for 48 to help dismiss India.
who needed 354 to win, for 179
in the seventh over after tea on
the fifth day.
South Africa were dismissed
for 328 in their first innings, to
which India replied with 240.
South Africa declared their
second innings closed on 265 for
eight.
Bad light delayed the
start of play by 55 minutes
and allowed just 4.3 overs to
be bowled before lunch.
Ntini made good use of his
limited opportunity in the
morning, however, when he
claimed two wickets for one run
in the 15 deliveries he bowled
before bad light ended the ses-
sion.
Ntini struck with the fifth
ball of the day's play by trap-
ping Sachin Tendulkar in front
for a seven-ball duck with a de-
livery that would have hit the
top of middle stump.
Nine balls later Wasim
Jaffer, who batted patiently
for his 28, attempted to pull
a short delivery from Ntini
and top-edged a catch to
Andre Nel at mid-on.
Sourav Ganguly was dis-



SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 328 (A.
Prince 121, H. Gibbs 63, M. Boucher
53; S. Sreesanth 4-109)
India 1st innings 240 (S. Tendulkar
63, V. Laxman 50 n.o.)
South Africa 2nd innings 265 for 8
(S. Pollock 63 n.o., G. Smith 59; S.
Sreesanth 4-80)
INDIA 2nd innings (o/n 38-2; Target:
354 runs)
W. Jaffer c Nel b Ntini 28
V. Sehwag c Smith b Ntini 8
R. Dravid c Boucher b Ntini 5
S. Tendulkar Ibw b Ntini 0
V. Laxman b Nel 15


missed for 26 in the 10th over
after lunch when he steered a
delivery from Ntini to
Herschelle Gibbs in the gully.
Fast bowler Andre Nel re-
duced India to 85 for six when
he speared VVS Laxman's guard
to bowl him for 15.
Anil Kumble, who scored
11. was undone by a bouncer
from medium pacer Andrew Hall
that he fended to Hashim Amla
at short leg.
Mahendra Dhoni and
Zaheer Khan slowed South
Africa's progress with a defiant
stand of 59 for the eighth
wicket.
India might have slipped to
132 for eight but Gibbs at
fourth slip dropped a catch of-
fered by Zaheer Khan on eight
off a no-ball from fast bowler
More Morkel.
Nel ended the partner-
ship two balls before tea when
Dhoni, who hit 10 fours in his
47, flashed outside his off-
stump and was well caught by
wicketkeeper Mark Boucher
diving in front of first slip.
Khan, who scored 21, be-
came Nel's third victim by edg-
ing to Hall at third slip in the
sixth over after tea.
The match ended two balls
later when Shanta Sreesanth was
given out caught behind by
Boucher off Hall for 10.
Nel took three for 57.
India won the first Test in
the three-match series by 123
runs in Johannesburg.
The third Test starts in
Cape Town on Tuesday.



S. Ganguly c Gibbs b Ntini 26
M. Dhoni c Boucher b Nel 47
A. Kumble c Amla b Hall 11
Z. Khan c Hall b Nel 21
S. Sreesanth c Boucher b Hall 10
V. Singh not out 0
Extras: (b-2, lb-1, nb-4, w-1) 8
Total: (all out, 55.1 overs) 179
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-34, 3-38,
4-45, 5-83, 6-85, 7-101, 8-160, 9-
179.
Bowling: A. Nel 16-4-57-3, M. Ntini
19-6-48-5, S. Pollock 9-4-21-0, M.
Morkel 6-0-24-0 (nb-3, w-1), A. Hall
5.1-1-26-2.


Hinds to captain


Barbados again

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) Out-of-favour West
Indies all-rounder Ryan Hinds will captain Barbados dur-
ing the West Indies Cricket Board's regional first class sea-
son.
Chairman of selectors, Joel Garner, confirmed yesterday that
the selectors had nominated the left-handed Hinds and the Bar-
bados Cricket Association had subsequently ratified the recom-
mendation.
"Ryan will be at the helm again and all systems are in
place for the opening matches," Garner said.
Hinds, 25, has been a member of the national team for eight
years. He was first named captain last year but was not an
automatic choice to retain the job this year.
He has made 4 182 runs with a top score of 168, and also
captured 123 wickets, with best bowling figures of nine for 68.
Hinds ha- nlaved nine Tests nnd 14 One-dav Internationals
but has not sncl W ,est indtlcs Luwoml sincc e siic me es .agin.si
South Africa last year April.
Barbados' first match in the Carib Beer Series will be
lInuary 4-7 against Trinidad and Tobago, while the open-
ing match in the KFC Cup will start January 9, also
against Trinidad and Tobago.


Graeme Smith and man-of-the-match Makhaya Ntini are
jubilant after a famous win against India in Durban. (Yahoo
Sport).





Simmons out as two


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad
(CMC) Rookie West Indies
opener batsman Lendl
Simmons has been ruled out
of title-holders Trinidad &
Tobago's 15-man squad,
named yesterday to contest
the opening match the Carib
Beer Series against Barbados
next week.
The 21-year-old, right-
handed batsman, who played
four One-day Internationals for
the West Indies in the recently
concluded series against Paki-
stan. has damaged a finger on
his right hand and has been ad-
vised by Dr Terrence Babwah


Lendl Simmons has a
damaged finger.
to rest for two weeks.
Also excluded from the
team is 22-year-old fast
bowler Ravi Rampaul who
sustained a back injury
while playing for the West
Indies-A team in the recent
series against Sri Lanka.
The selection panel, headed
by former West Indies youth
captain Dudnath Ramkessoon
and including former Test crick-
Ctiers bcinuI 6i .ltilMi ,ni
Raphick Jumadeen. has chosen
two newcomers in the 15-nman-
squad.
They are William
Perkins and Kieron Pollard,
the former T&T youth bats-


men who represented T&T
in the Stanford Twenty20
tournament earlier this year.
Under-19 opening batsman
Adrian Barath, who was selected
last year but failed to make the fi-
nal XI, has also got the nod in the
squad which will be skippered by
Test batsman Daren Ganga.
Test all-rounder Dwayne
Bravo, who led North to vic-
tory in the Gerry Gomez Me-
morial North/South Classic
which ended Saturday, has
been included in the team as
well as Test colleagues
wicketkeeper/batsman
Denesh Ramdin and left-arm
spinner Dave Mohammed.
Discarded West Indies fast
bowler Mervyn Dillon, eyeing a
possible return to the West Indies
team, has been included, along with
West Indies-A players Richard
Kelly and Rayad Emrit.
Ramkessoon said that the
team was well rounded with a
number of all-rounders and West
Indies Test players included.
"There is no doubt that
the players possess the poten-
tial to do well but the game
is played on the field and
they will have to perform con-
sistently throughout to be
successful," the official told
CMC Sports.
"This team will certainly
give a good account of them-
selves in defence of their double
titles."
The team will train today at
the National Cricket Centre
starting at 09:00 h and will leave
for Bridgetown on Tuesday at
14:30 h.
TEAM: Daren Ganga (cap-
tain), William Perkins, Adrian
Barath, Jason Mohammed,
Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo,
Denesh Raundin, Richard Kelly,
Rayad Enuit, Dave Moohammed.
ilcrv n l ii) ;l, Aii
Jaggernauth. Sanjiv Gooljar.
Sherwin Ganga, Theodore
Modeste.
Manager Omar Khan;
Coach David Williams;
Trainer Gerard Garcia.


to finisn

Smith


By Telford Vice

DURBAN, South Africa
(Reuters) South Africa have
a job to finish after levelling
their Test series against In-
dia, captain Graeme Smith
said yesterday.
South Africa won the sec-
ond Test by 174 runs by dis-
missing India, who needed 354
to win, for 179 in the seventh
over after tea on the fifth day.
India won the first Test in
Johannesburg by 123 runs, and
the series now moves to Cape
Town where the third and de-
ciding Test starts on Tuesday.
"Right now the adrena-
line is pumping with the eu-
phoria of the win and our
confidence is up," Smith told
a news conference.
"But our feet are firmly on
the ground. We know what we
need to do at Newlands, where
it starts all over again."
Bad light plagued the match
throughout and Smith said he
had feared the conditions would
dictate the outcome.
"When I opened my cur-
tains this morning and saw
the clouds I started cursing
Durban again," Smith said.
"I guess you arrive at the
ground and you just hope."


Africa


job


who was last out for 10 when
he was caught behind by
wicketkeeper Mark Boucher
off medium pacer Andrew
Hall.
"He (Sreesanth) says he
can't see the ball (because of the
light)," Ntini told a news con-
ference.
"So I bowl him a little half-
volley and he drives me for four.
I ask him, 'Did you see that?'
"If you can't see the ball,


you must duck the half-volley
as well."

DISAPPOINTING DAY
The mood was consider-
ably less jovial in the Indian
camp.
"Today was disappointing
because we knew we would
have to face 70 or 75 overs and
we didn't achieve that," captain
Rahul Dravid told a news con-


Sference.
"Ntini bowled a good spell
first up and our top order didn't
cope very well with that and we
S ppaid the price."
Dravid denied that the In-
/ ," dian batsmen had adopted a de-
fensive frame of mind.
"Once the light became a
factor we knew there wasn't
enough time to go for a win but
I don't think the guys became
defensive.
"We just didn't play well,
at no stage was anyone in the
GRAEME SMITH dressing room complacent."
Only 4.3 overs were pos- Dravid was confident that
sible in the morning session be- India could still win the series.
cause of bad light but in that "For long periods in this
time fast bowler Makhaya Ntini Test match we stayed close to
dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for them and we were competitive."
nought and Wasim Jaffer for 28. he said.
Smith said the unsettled "It's just that towards the
conditions favoured the South end they played the better
Africans. cricket and pushed ahead of us.
"1 think it played into our "We'll have to come back
hands because I don't think In- and fight really hard." he said.
dia expected to bat in the first "The good thing about this is
session," he said. there are only a couple of days
Ntini took five for 48 and until the next Test match and
earned his captain's praise, we don't have much time to
"It's a hallmark of a very brood about it.
":odi crick'elr \whe~n' sli tanids "W\\'W'\c to. jTl !K', oulr-
up w hen his team needs him. scihes up. We 'e won a Test
and he (Ntini) stood up today," imach and we're close to them.
Smith said. "It's just a question of
Ntini described a lively maintaining our performance
exchange he had with tail- yhllen the. crunch situations
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ROSE Hall Town Youth and
Sports (RHTY&SC) has ex-
tended congratulations to
Royston Crandon on his se-
lection to the national team
for the upcoming regional
Carib Beer and KFC Cup
tournaments and to the other
players in the squad Esaun
Crandon and Assad Fudadin.
Founder member Hilbert
Foster in an interview with
Chronicle Sport said his club
would like to see Royston fol-
low in his brother's footstep
and play positive cricket and
strive for greater heights.
"I wish these three players


the best of luck and I am \vry
optimistic that they will all do
well and make Guyana proud
while at this point of time I
must say thanks to the follow-
ing sponsors who have played
an integral part in the develop-
mnent of these cricketers' careers:
Farfan and Mendes at the Un-
der-15 level. DDL Pepsi at the
Under-19 level. Bakewell for the
Under-17 and second division
levels and COURTS at the first
division level for their contribu-
tions," Foster declared.
Foster also made special
mention of the other newcom-
ers in the team and they are:


Murray hopes WICB, Carib

reach new deal quickly
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) Deryck Murray, the
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board president, said Thursday he
hoped Carib and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) could
reach a deal quickly, when they start negotiations over a new
sponsorship agreement for the regional first class tournament.
"It would be great if we could have continuity in the work that
has been started that we can continue." Murray said at the launch
of the regional four-day tournament.
"So ... without preempting the outcome of negotiations,
Carib has been a wonderful partner over the last five years
and we hope that this year 2007, the Carib Beer Series can be
something that they and we and I mean not only the West
Indies Cricket Board but the players can be proud of."
. Andrew Sabga, chief executive of Carib, said the company was
about to enter new negotiations with the WICB over a new spon-
sorship deal for the Carib Beer Series.
Carib's five-year agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board
ends after the upcoming season and Sabga indicated they were in-
terested in continuing their partnership.
The Carib Beer Series, the premier cricket tournament
in the region, bowls off January 4 with the Leeward Islands
facing Jamaica in St Kitts, the Windward Islands clashing with
Guyana in Grenada and Barbados playing hosts to Trinidad
& Tobago.


Kelly stars again as North

lift Gerry Gomez title
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) West Indies A all-
rounder Richard Kelly grabbed two wickets as his North
side beat South by 152 runs to lift the Gerry Gomez Me-
morial Classic title yesterday.
Resuming at 174 for seven in pursuit of an improbable 387
for victory, South's innings folded meekly for 234 early in the
morning session, with Kelly grabbing two of the three wickets
to fall.
He finished with two for 40 to be voted man-of-the-match,
coming on the heels of his fine unbeaten century in North's
second innings on Friday.
Yesterday at the National Cricket Centre, South tried to
make a game of it with West Indies left-arm spinner, Dave
Mohammed, and Amit Jaggerauth pushing the score up to 186
without further loss.
But Jaggernauth fell to Kelly for two and the slim chances
the Southerners had left were further dashed when Mohammed
was bowled by Kelly for 31.
Fast bowlers Theodore Modeste (24) and Atiba Alert (11
not out) provided stubborn resistance before the innings
finally folded.
Sunil Narine, the former West Indies youth off-spinner, was
the top bowler with figures of three for 103, while there were
two wickets apiece for ex-West Indies pacer Mervyn Dillon
(2-7) and Kieron Pollard (2-19).
Pollard, who hit two half-centuries in the game, won the
Best Batsman award while Dillon, who bagged seven wickets
in the match, won the Best Bowler award.
Omar Khan, the Trinidad & Tobago senior team manager,
said the North/South classic had provided useful preparation
ahead of this country's first match of the Carib Beer Series
against Barbados.
"I was happy to see som6 of the batsmen getting good
scores with Richard Kelly, Kieron Pollard and Jason Mohammed
standing out," Khan noted.
"The bowlers aso, had a gqod workout, with Mervyn
Dillon and spinners Amit Jaggernauth and Dave
Mohammed looking good."


Veerasammy Permaul, Jer-
emy Gordon, and Deon
Ferrier while he extended
best wishes to the manager


I -aLg- -li -. ,
Royston Crandon will join
his brother Esaun on the
national team.
Carl Moore, coach Albert
Smith and new skipper
Narsingh Deonarine to bring
back points, despite the ab-
sence of their two main play-
ers Shivnarine Chanderpaul
and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
(Ravendra Madholall)


r chess


champion at Oasis


competition


FIVE players are all chasing
after their opponent's King
piece in an attempt to capture
the championship trophy of
the Oasis Cafe-sponsored
chess competition.
The competition which
began on Friday afternoon at
the Carmichael Street calf is
unofficially the first played
in five years. Thirteen play-
ers are part of the competi-
tion. but according to infor-
mation from coordinator
Errol Tiwari only five have a
chance to grab the spoils.
Leading the charge was
Rawle Barrow who has eight
points (one point for a win
and half for a draw) with
three games to play.
Irshad Mohamad and
Craig Nloonsammnv are tied
on seven games each with
three and two games to play
respect i \ely. U defeated
Antonnel Atwecll is on six and


a half points, but he has four
games left to play when the
competition continues on Fri-
clay at the same venue.


Along with the top two fin-
ishers the best junior player will
also receive a prize.
According to Tiwari one
positive sign is that two of the
players were from Queen's
College and Marian Acad-
emy.


Competitors in action at the Oasis cafe.


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STILL formidable: Former Trinidad & Tobago national
player Arnold Dwarika exerts his authority in the mid-field
against Alpha United. (Quacy Sampson photos)


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REIGNING champions
Bakewell Topp XX displayed
qualities of a true champion,
turning back a strong chal-
lenge from Western Tigers to
reach their seventh final,
while Joe Public outplayed
Alpha United to set up a
Guyana/Trinidad & Tobago
showdown for the 17th
Kashif & Shanghai (K&S)
football title.
With utmost patience, the
five-time champions waited un-
til the second half of extra time
to stitch in two goals, one by
Curth Murphy and the other
by Romain Haynes. for the 2-0
victory by a ten-man Tigers
side, while former national
striker Arnold Dwarika hit a
second half double for Joe
Public's 2-0 over Alpha United.
Western Tigers looked
like the championship team
with quick reaction and accu-
rate passes to dominate the
game, but failed to convert
their numerous chances. At
halftime, no one had found
the net.
Then five minutes into the


second half. Topp XX got one
good break Murphy raced past
the high defence and goalkeeper
Rollox Scott fouled him outside
the box. Referee Dianne
Perreira-James flashed a yellow


card to Scott and prepared to
administer the free kick. Then
she consulted with the assistant
referee and flashed the red card.
The Tigers had to take off
Edison Gomes and insert


substitute keeper Clark. Five
minutes after Topp XX got
their first good shot to goal,
attacking down the right
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New Year's resolutions
It's a new year, a new season, so why be stuck
with same old routine? It's time to grab life by
the wings and do the things you've always
dreamed about.

NEW YEAR, NEW ME
Hate them or love them, Beyonce's golden tresses give a
certain je ne sais quoi, and Alek Wek's au natural hairdo never
fails to turn heads.
Whether you choose to lock it, chop it, mend it or extend
it, do whatever it takes to your hair to assert your individual-
ity. India Arie crooned: "I am not my hair".
But sometimes we are so. Once your hair is sorted, a com-
plete wardrobe overhaul'will give you an extra confidence boost.
Forget your credit card-card bill for a day, and spice up your
look by adding a bit of colour to your staple black and beige
pieces Congratulations. you're jusl taken your firil -lep to-
wards conquering the %world


ALL WITHIN YOUR REACH
L'Oreal says: "Because you're worth it". Now it's
up to you to really believe it. So what if you stood by and let
that young buck from Accounts get the promotion that you
wanted but never applied for? Get over it. That was the old
you. The new you knows that whatever you want, you can
get it. Take inspiration from some of the great icons of our times,
such as Oprah, Nelson Mandella and Tina Turner, and embark
on your own personal journey towards success.

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
You've been putting off running your own business for
some time, but the truth is: procrastination is the thief of time.
We only have one life to live and we owe it to ourselves to
fulfil it. If you can conceive it, then you can achieve it. Corny
cliche, I know, but true. Start investing in an evening course in
business where you can meet like minded people to give you
the push you need. In no time at all, you'll be answering to the
name of "boss".

TAKE THAT DRIVING TEST
Okay, so all your friends drive, and on diva days you pay
for cabs everywhere. But when the going gets tough, it's back
to your good, old dependable taxis and local buses. It's time to
break free from the immobilizing fear of learning to drive. Stop
the excuses and overcome your anxieties.

UP STICKS AND MOVE
Waking up every day to constant sunshine in cloudless
skies, breakfasts of fresh mango and watermelon... sounds like
a dream, right? But there's no reason why this can't be a re-
ality, so make it so. Investigate the necessaries to make the


of new-fangled diets sends you screaming into the fridge? Don't
despair. Weight loss on the wild side guarantees you lots of fun
and the acquisition of new bedroom skills that will have your
partner's head spinning! Why not try pole dancing.? It reshapes
the body, increases flexibility and will have you looking like
the missing member of the Pussycat Dolls.

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Give yourself permission to dance to the beat of your
own drum, be assertive and take the reins of your life to
do whatever feels good to your soul. You've been the best
wife, girlfriend, mother, and friend. Now its time to take
care of YOU.


move, overseas. Sort out your work permit, rent out you,. I I
house or apartment. Check out the schools for the kid; -
and just get on a plane. The world is so much bigger.
than Georgetown.

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Three


Years of Promoting


Behaviour Change


W HEN the
Commonwealth
Youth for
Positive Living (CYPL) was
launched on September 11,
2003 by the Commonwealth
Youth Programme
Caribbean Centre
(CYPCC), a small group of
young Guyanese, who were
part of the pilot, set out on a
mission to educate their
peers about issues of HIV/
AIDS with a bias on positive
living and behaviour change.
The CYPCC was mandated
by Heads of Government and
Youth Ministers to design inter-
vention programmes to address
the escalation of HIV infection
and AIDS in the region. In re-
sponse, CYPCC examined the
Youth Ambassadors for Positive
Living Programme (YAPL)
which was started in Africa,
later replicated in Asia, as a
model to be used for the Carib-
bean.:
In determining the nature
of its interventions, CYPCC
considered a series of issues
confronting the region's
youth, among who are the
majority of new cases of
infection. CYPCC concluded
that any intervention should
correspond with what is
currently happening in the
field of HIV/AIDS
prevention education across


the Caribbean.
In May 2002, a Regional
Planning Workshop, 'Empower-
ing Youth for Positive Living',
held in Barbados was organized
by the Commonwealth Secre-
tariat Health Department and
the CYPCC, to provide a forum
to discuss the establishment of
the CYPL programme.
The programme was to ad-


dress HIV/AIDS and its impact
on the youth population of the
Caribbean. The workshop en-
hanced the Caribbean's response
to HIV/AIDS and the possibil-
ity of each Commonwealth Car-
ibbean member state imple-
menting the programme.
CYPCC and The Net-
work of Guyanese Living
with HIV/AIDS (G+) joined


hands to implement CYPL
Guyana as a project to ad-
dress behaviour change and
promote positive living
among those infected with
and or affected by HIV/AIDS.
A total of 21 youths (12 fe-
males and 9 males) some of
whom are infected with the vi-
rus were trained in elements of
positive living which included:


CYPL Keeran Williams, at left, facilitates an outdoor session with new CYPLs on the
importance of information in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS (CYP photo)


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emotional intelligence,
behaviour change, HIV/AID/STI
and peer-counseling, during a
thirteen-session workshop.
The CYPL programme is
distinctive from the other
training programmes because it
stresses the importance of
positive living and behaviour
change, which are critical to
reversing the spread of the HIV
virus.
Positive living encompasses
all aspects of human life, which
includes physical health, emo-
tional health, psychological


health, social health, sexual
health and reproductive health.
Positive Living requires atten-
tiveness and consistent self-ex-
amination and seeks to ensure a
healthy life. It is a process,
which calls for dedication and
discipline.
Today, the CYPL
concept is spreading to
other Caribbean countries
and has taken root in The
Bahamas under the name
Youth Ambassadors of
Please turn to page XII


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Page III







PageIV Snda Chrnicl Deembe 31,200


FOR 18 years I have been
married to my college sweet-
heart.
We have two wonderful
children. My job includes lim-
ited travel, and my husband is
often invited to join me.
I am the primary parent, so
I am responsible for school
stuff, house stuff, and getting
the children to sports and
friends' houses. They are great
kids, and I enjoy their company.
Throughout our marriage
my husband has been a frequent
and heavy drinker, and he was
the proverbial fraternity boy in
college.
We've had lots of argu-
ments, as well as long discus-
sions, about this problem.
Within the last two years, he
has mostly stopped having din-
ner with us. He often works
past 7 p.m., comes in to change
clothes, grabs a beer, and heads
for the deck to read the paper
and do the puzzles,
This begins his night of
consumption. I don't know
how many beers he drinks, but
he is obviously intoxicated
when he comes into the house
at the end of the evening. When
he comes through the house to
get a beer, he will walk past us
with them in his pockets, like
he is trying to hide them from
us. He will sometimes buy a
case to stash in the shed or laun-
dry room.
Each time I ask him to
travel with me, he becomes in-
toxicated at the bar or dinner
function. I quit taking him on
my annual visit to see my par-
ents because he drinks so
heavily.
In the past two weeks, he
got drunk at a holiday party
and a baby shower. I feel com-
pletely powerless. He doesn't
appear to care who witnesses
his behaviour, except he does
not drink in front of his mother.
He completely denies he


might have a drinking problem.
However, his skin and teeth
look awful. He will.not see a
doctor or a therapist.
Our daughter commented
last week that if he continued
drinking, he was going to die.
She obviously knows what is
happening to him.
If we separated, I would
take the children and move
closer to my parents. He
doesn't seem to fear that hap-
pening.
Is this a midlife crisis or al-


coholism? I know
that I might not b
the right question
are the right quest


CAROLINE,
don't matter.
What matters
ing is more impp
than anything else
a full-blown alcoh
His behavior
tinue unabated fo
decades. In fac
likely scenario.
If you conlrl
band, what change


pect? None. It might start
some nasty exchanges, but his
drinking will continue.
Perhaps in five or seven
years he may admit to a drink-
ing problem, and when that
happens you will think you've
scored a victory, until you
realise he just said that to get
you off his back.
Jump ahead another few
years. Now he is making a few
feeble efforts to quit, but he falls
off the wagon for months at a
time.


Sit is possible Then another five years
be asking him pass. He is sober. But when you
ns, but what think about it, you realise he is
ions? still an alcoholic. No, he's not
drinking, but he still has those
CAROLINE elements of personality you de-
tested while he drank.
the questions This is a bleak picture, but
if you stay with him, it is a re-
is that drink- alistic one.
ortant to him Consider the effect on
Sin life. He is your children. Compared to
olic. other children, your children are
mur may con- far more likely to be chronically
r years, even depressed and nervous.
t, that is the They are far more likely
than other children to show a
ont your hus- lifelong pattern of failure.
:s can you ex- But you have the power


to save them from that. Un-
like many women in your
situation, you can change
their future. You can move
closer to your parents and
free your children from a bad
family environment without
suffering any serious finan-
cial consequences. That is
what we strongly suggest.

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Summry Indicators
Friday, December 22, 2006 -Thursday, December 28, 2006
1. EXCHANGE RATES
Buying Rate Selling Rate
A. US Dollar NOTES OTHER NOTES OTHER
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 195.40 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 .202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
RBGL 201.00 200.00 205.00 206.00
Bank Average 195.83 198.17 203.17 203.88
Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 202.00 205.33

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$201.00

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 145.00 156.67 166.17 172.67

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 323.67 357.17 364.33 378.17

D. Euro
Bank Average 222.50 241.25 252.50 261.25
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
for Thur., Dec. 28, 2006
TT$= 0$ 28.85
Bdos$ = G$ 92.10 6 months 5.36688% US 8.25%
J$= G$ 4.45 1 year 5.31438% Guyana (wgt.) 14.41%
S EC$= 0$ 67.76
Belize$= G$ 94.51
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SudyCrnceDcebr3,20 ae


TOOTHLESS


GRINS


The Dentist Advises


tar control toothpaste.
It should be noted that toothpaste is not necessary to main-
tain good oral health. Finally, rinsing the mouth vigorously
with plain water helps to keep down the bacteria population
as a temporary measure in th, absence of brushing.


FOR some indiscernible reason nature has decided that the
most devastating diseases of humans do not generally present
notable warning signs.
Among the numerous are cancer, AIDS, glaucoma and gum dis-
ease.
For example, this happens to seven out of every ten Guyanese
adults who have natural teeth. You are brushing your teeth and when
you rinse and spit, you see blood. No big deal, you think to your-
self that nothing is hurting and it happens all the time anyway.
Well, it is time to think again. You are very likely to be suffer-
ing from the worse dental disease in the books. Bleeding gums is a
major sign of periodontal disease, chronic gingivitis or periodonti-
tis. All these high sounding words simply denote the condition we
know common as gum disease.
It is well established that the disease is the leading cause of
tooth loss worldwide. It is this disease that is responsible for a
significant portion of the toothless grins that we see so frequently.
It is this same disease that contributes so greatly to the hundreds
and thousands of denture existing mouths of our compatriots.
Gingivitis is inflammation, swelling and bleeding of the gum tis-
sue caused by bacterial that naturally coats everyone's teeth. The
bacteria form a sticky, whitish film on the teeth called plaque. If
the plaque is not properly removed everyday, the bacteria produce
poisons that irritate the gums and make them red, swollen and likely
to bleed easily.
Eventually, the poisons destroy the gum tissue causing it to
separate from the tooth and form pockets. The pockets hold more


bacteria and detach even further. This stage of the disease cannot
be reversed and it can destroy the bone and soft tissue that sup-l
port the teeth. This is why they shake excessively and have to be
extracted.
Most gingivitis results from poor oral hygiene. Incidentally, the
cases of gingivitis which do not come as a consequence of poor
oral hygiene may cause as a result of AIDS.
Gingivitis usually develops due to not brushing and flossing
correctly or sufficiently and not having teeth professionally cleaned
regularly.
Other factors may increase the risk of developing gingivitis.
These include stress, hormonal imbalances like pregnancy, menstrua-
tion and the changing hormones of adolescence. Some diseases such
as diabetes and drugs like Dilantin (used to treat fits) can cause
gingivitis fare-ups. Even habitually breathing through the mouth,
which tends to dry out the gums and cause overgrowth of the gum
tissue, can enhance the chance of one acquiring gingivitis.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and it is completely
curable. The damage caused by gum disease on the other hand, can-'
not be repaired. How can you avoid gingivitis? Use the Dental One-
in-One Rule, also known as the Rule of Thoroughness. Each tooth
should be cleaned (brushed and flossed) for a period of one minute
every 24 hours.
Find a routine and stick to it. Start at one spot in the mouth
each time and work around the mouth the same way each time. It
will help to be consistent and prevent missing tooth surfaces. Re-
member to brush the tongue, gums and palate. If possible use tar-


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Sunday Chronicle December 31, 2006







WOMAN WRONGFULLY


SENTENCED TO


FOR THREE


DEATH


MURDERS


N the year 2000, the Guyana Court of Appeal
rejected arguments that convicted murderer
Sancharie Singh c/d 'Moai' ought to have
been freed on a legal technicality.
It was found that the Committal Magistrate had omitted to ask
accused whether she wished to call witnesses in her defence, and,
further, there was no legal basis on which the Director of Public
Prosecutions (DPP) could have indicted the Appellant.
Rejecting the arguments by Appellant's Counsel, Mr.
Doodnauth Singh, S.C., now Attorney General, the Appellate Court
held: "Where the record is silent as to whether the Learned Magis-
trate did in fact comply with Section 66 (1) as in this case. then
the presumption of Regularity necessarily arises, and can only be
displaced by sworn testimony to the contrary."
That Appellate Court constituted by Chancellor of the Judi-
ciary, Mr. Cecil Kennard, and Justices of Appeal Mr. Lennox Perry
and Mr. Prem Persaud also held that the learned Director of Public
Prosecutions had acted within his authority when he indicted the
Appellant for the offence of Accessory before the fact.
It also found that the magistrate had sufficient evidence on record
which would have justified him in committing the Appellant for
trial.
Among other things the facts disclosed that the woman was


charged along with her daughter Dolly and one Collin Clarke for
the murder of three persons.


Kei m Ifiles
However, at the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on November 19,
1993.., Colin Clarke who was hired to carry out the killing
confessed to the crime and was committed to stand trial be-
fore Judge and jury while the Appellant and daughter were
discharged at the PI.
At his trial, Clarke who had confessed to the killing pleaded
not guilty to murder but saved his neck by pleading guilty to the
lesser count of manslaughter, an offer which the State accepted.
He wSas sentenced to 15 years imprisonment
But after perusing the evidence in the depositions before
the magistrate, the then )DPP, Mr. lan Chang, now a Justice
of Appeal, subsequently directed the Magistrate to reopen the
Inquiry with a view to committing the Appellant for murder
and to stand trial at the next sessions of the High Court.
At her jury trial Sancharie pleaded not guilty to murder and the
State used convicted killer Colin Clarke as the star witness for the
Prosecution.


After the prisoner Colin Clarke related how he was hired by
Sancharie to kill the three persons and he did the job without mercy.
The jury believed his story, and found Sancharie guilty as charged.
She was sentenced to death by
the trial
By George Barclay judge. It
was this
conviction and sentence that she
had appealed against.
The judgment as delivered
by the Chancellor disclosed that
the Appellant had been indicted
on three counts of being an ac-
cessory before the fact to the of-
fence of the murder. The par-
ticulars of the offence read
thus:
"Sancharie Singh called
Moai, between November, 1991
and the 30th May, 1992, in the
County of Demerara, did coun-
sel, procure and command Colin
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From page VI
Clarke called 'Small Boy' to commit the offence of mur-
der on Kumar Singh (first count).
Sancharie Singh called Moai, between the said dates, in the
county of Demerara, did counsel, procure and command the said
Colin Clarke called 'Small Boy' to commit the offence of murder
on Rampiarie Singh (second count).
Sancharie Singh called Moai, between the said dates in the
County of Demerara did counsel, procure and command the said
Colin Clarke called Small Boy to commit the offence of Murder on
Parbattie Singh (third count)."
Chancellor Kennard went on to say that "it was the contention
of Senior Counsel before us that the trial Judge ought to have upheld
the motion to quash the indictment.
He had contended before us that the Magistrate who had
conducted the Preliminary Inquiry had failed to comply with Section
66 (1) of the Criminal Law (Procedure) Act, Chapter 10:01 of the
Laws of Guyana in that he had omitted to ask the appellant whether
she had wished to call any witness."
That section states that "after the proceedings required by the
preceding section are completed, the Magistrate shall ask the accused
if he wishes to call any witness".
Section 66 (2) states: Every witness called by the accused
person who testifies to any fact relevant to the case shall be
heard, and the deposition shall be taken, signed and
authenticated in the same manner as the deposition of the
witness for the prosecution.
"It seems abundantly clear to me that where the record is silent


as to whether the learned Magistrate did in fact comply with Section
66 (1) as in this case, then the presumption of regularity necessarily
arises and can only be displaced by sworn testimony to the
contrary," he stated.
"Additionally. it seems to me that this submission as to the
non-compliance by the presiding Magistrate with Section 66 (1) of
the Criminal Law (Procedure). Chapter 10:01, ought to have been
made before the trial judge, which was not done, and cannot be
raised for the first time at the Appellate stage.
"Another submission made before us was that there
was no sufficient evidence before the learned Magistrate
to justify him committing the Appellant for trial. This
being so, the learned Director of Public Prosecutions
could not properly have indicted the Appellant, so says
Senior Counsel. In other words there was no legal basis
on which he could have indicted the Appellant", the
Senior Counsel had submitted.
Before dealing with the submissions, the Chancellor found it
necessary to deal briefly with the facts.
According to him, the evidence which the Prosecutor relied on
for a committal of the Appellant for trial was that of Linsley
Bacchus also called John 1. He did not testify at the trial, as he
had died during the course of the Preliminary Inquiry and an attempt
by the Prosecution to have his deposition read as evidence at the
trial had failed.
"The Appellant had been charged along with her daughter Dolly
Singh and one Colin Clarke for the murder of the three deceased
persons but the Appellant her daughter had been discharged by the
Magistrate at the close of the prosecution's case at the Preliminary


Inquiry on November 19. 1993.
"However Colin Clarks was committed for trial based on
confessional statement and subsequently indicted for Murder.
He pleaded guilty to lesser offence of manslaughter and was
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
"He was then used by the State as a witness against the
Appellant at her trial. Following the discharge of the Appellant
at the Preliminary Inquiry, the learned Director of Public
Prosecutions wrote the Magistrate, directing him to reopen
the Inquiry with a view of committing the said accused
Sancharie Singh called Moai for trial to the next practicable
sitting of the High Court Sessions for the County of
Demerara", the Chancellor had said.
Dealing with the submissions, the Chancellor noted that having
received the depositions, the Director of Public Prosecutions did
not indict the appellant for the offence of incitement to commit
Murder but for the offence of accessory before the fact to the offence
of Murder.
After citing a number of legal authorities in support of his
contention the Chancellor who delivered the main judgment said,
"Having regard to section 113 of the Criminal Law (Procedure) Act,
Chapter 10:01 previously referred to, the learned Director of Public
Prosecutions had acted within his authority when he indicted the
Appellant for the offence of Accessory before the fact.
"Additionally, there is sufficient evidence on record which
would have justified the Magistrate in committing the appellant for
trial.
"In the circumstances, the appeal is dismissed and the
conviction and death sentence are affirmed.


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P 1gf~ ,Vn1 NOa hnc D m 31 2006

W~:1Ufi IP'Lef,1J: Ut4Tz:cU :1 fte LITEIW


by Petamber Persaud
WHEN David
Dabydeen
was born in
1955, Martin Carter
had already published
his signal collection,
Poems of Resistance,
which solidified
Carter's reputation as
the foremost poet of
Guyana and the Carib-
bean.
Some fifty years later,
Dabydeen had become the fore-
most advocate in the Martin
Carter research saga, maintain-
ing and extending the focus on
the life and work of Carter. In"
2005, Dabydeen was influential
in establishing the Martin Carter
Scholarship, providing funds for
less fortunate school children.
In Decenmber 2006( to mark
the ninth death anniversary of
Carter. Dahydeen was instru-
mental in erecting a plaque on
the house in Lamaha Street.
Queenstown, where Carter lived
from 1963 to 1997.
Dabydeen has developed an
enormous respect for his, as he
termed it, literary ancestors
which also include Shakespeare.
Naipaul, Braithwaite, "defi-
nitely Walcott" (his words) and
"definitely Wilson Harris".
Dabydeen feels he has an
obligation to 'talk back' to those
writers as in a guild of writers


carrying on a conversation, ex-
tending the dialogue.
Also during those fifty
years, Dabydeen started an od-
yssey that led to him becoming
Guyana's leading contemporary
artist, writer of poems, novels,
academic papers, and radio and
film scripts.
In 1984, Dabydeen won
the Commonwealth Poetry
Prize with his first book of
poems, Slave Song. The same
book won him the Quiller-
Couch Prize in 1984.
In 1991. he won the
Guyana Prize for Literature
wilh his first novel. The In-
tended. He went on to win the
Guyana Prize on two other oc-
casions. In 2000, it was for the
novel "A Harlots Progress" and
in 2004, Our Lady of Demerara.
In 2004, also, he was
presented with the Raja
Rao Award for Literature,
India, for "outstanding
contribution to the Litera-
ture of the South Asian
Diaspora". Dabydeen has
been awarded the title of

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relief and development agencies is seeking a

Project Officer
This position will monitor the humanitarian needs in Guyana as
well as lead and substantially contribute to shaping programme
development work. He/she will report to the Country Programme
Manager'6f the English Speaking Caribbean based in Barbados
working closely with other programme staff. This post is based in
Guyana but may require travel to English Speaking Caribbean
countries and throughout the country. This is a 4-month position
from February-May 2007. If you have the skills and competencies
listed above, please apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs.
Reference:INT2041. We will receive applications until January 8th,
2006. Interviews will be held the week of January 15th in Guyana.
No telephone calls or postal application will be accepted.

Finance and Logistics Assistant

This position will provide efficient and effective finance / logistics
support to our Guyana programme. He/she will report to the
Programme Administrator of the English Speaking Caribbean based
in Barbados working closely with other programme staff. This post
is based in Guyana but may require travel to English Speaking
Caribbean countries and throughout the country. This is a 4-month
position from February-May 2007. If you have the skills and
competencies listed above, please apply online at
www.oxfam.org,.uk/jobs. Reference:INT2040. We will receive
applications until January 8th, 2006. Interviews will be held the
week of January 15th in Guyana. No telephone calls or postal
application will be accepted.


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Suda Choil Deeme 31, 206 an


From page VIII


fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
That tabulation shows the recognition of Dabydeen's work
in his ancestral home, in his birthplace and in his adopted
home.
Two of his poems, "Coolie Mother" and "Coolie Son" are
studied in schools throughout the Caribbean.
The first is about a mother working hard to educate her
son in order to prevent him succumbing to the vicious sugar
estate mentality. Those poems form part of Dabydeen's col-
lection "Coolie Odyssey", which illustrates the formative
years of the author's odyssey.
David Dabydeen was born in December 1955 in Brighton Vil-
lage, Corentyne, Berbice, British Guiana. It was a time of politi-
cal crisis and reduction of colonial rule, a period that led to strain
relationship among the peoples of this country, a period that led
to the disruption of lives and families and migration.
Although he was born of peasant parents, Krishna Prasad and
Vera Dabydeen, he managed to do well in school, winning a full
scholarship to attend Queen's College, the top school in
Georgetown.
Much of his writing is informed by his formative days in ru-
ral Berbice. He admits the countryside filled him with the naked-
ness of life, the nakedness of nature, the textureof life, filling him
with a sense of vegetation, of animal, of people working the land,
of landscape.
Vivid in his mind is milking cows with his grandfather,
going off to sell the milk, returning with bartered items
more often than not. Vivid too is Mr. Spenser teaching him
in New Amsterdam. He recalls the sense of literature he
acquired at Queen's College under the tutelage of John
Rickford and at the same institution where Shakespeare's
plays were enacted and where he started reading West
Indian literature.
Dabydeen confesses that from the very early age of twelve
he wanted to write becoming aware then of that "natural fertility
- the imagination".
It is this imagination with which he pushes the reader to the
edge of the cliff, always challenging the reader that makes him a
successful writer.
While attending school in Georgetown, he boarded at several
generous homes before migrating to England in 1969. Dabydeen
won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he earned a
Bachelor of Arts with honours in 1978.
He then gained a Ph.D. in 18th century literature and ar
at University College London in 1982, and was awarded a re
search fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is currently
Professor at the Centre for Caribbean Studies, University ol
Warwick.
He is also Ambassador-at-Large for Guyana, being Guyana's
Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and a member
of the board of the UN's Intergovernmental Programme for the De
velopment of Communication (IPDC).
Apart from his three books of poetry and five novels
Dabydeen has written and collaborated on numerous non-fictior
titles including Hogarth's Blacks: Images of Blacks in Eighteenth
Century English Art, A Reader's Guide to West Indian and Black






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Ethnicity and Indian Identity in the Caribbean, A Handbook for
Teaching Caribbean Literature, and Caribbean Literature: A Teacher's
Handbook.
The odyssey continues with Dabydeen working on his sixth
novel and he is also bringing back into focus the work of our most
accomplished earlier poet, Egbert 'Leo' Martin (1862-1890).
And the odyssey continues with the extension the family
tree. The marriage of David Dabydeen and Rachael has now
produced a new addition to the family.

Source:
Interviews with David Dabydeen on
television programme, 'Between The
Lines', 2004 & 2006.

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


LITERATURE UPDATE
Look out for The Guyana Annual 2006-
2007, a tradition started-in December 1915
courtesy of the then Chronicle newspapers.
This issue continues the tradition of excel-
lence in Guyanese literary and cultural heri-
tage with the results of six competitions in
poetry and fiction with special sections on lit-
erature written for children. This family-ori-
ented general magazine offers scintillating
recipes, Balgobin stories in the tradition of
Guyanese folklore, Guyanese proverbs, ar-
ticles on Guyanese cricket, festivals of
Guyana, attitudes of young people in Guyana
to HIV/AIDS, avant-garde art, Carifesta, and
pen-portraits of Helen Taitt, Philip Moore and
Paul O'Hara. It would also include a two-page
listing of new Guyanese publications and
much more.
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' God ill gir ius
victory but we
must be willing


DAVID DABYDEEN'S 'The Intended" tells of the social
divisions, educational obstacles, and self-exploration of a
struggling foreigner in the mid-20th century.


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DAI ZZI

APLLYING the most ancient form of body art and
combining it with her flare to make a woman feel
sexy "Red, Bold and Jazzy" could not have been
more apt for the launch of Olympia Small-Sonaram's
2007 collection.
She did not disappoint. White tents were set across the tennis
court, just off the pool at the Sea Breeze Hotel for a night that marked
another evolution in the designer's quest to break new ground while
sticking to her sexy brand.
Red was spelled out in body hugging evening gowns, ranging from
the ultra seductive to those fit for a royal ball.
Synonymous with her image, her swimsuit collection more suited
the bikini category. Her tiny swimsuits barely covered those body
parts that make a woman a woman. We're sure you know what we
mean. Okay, maybe that was not only red, it was bold as well.
But we take bold to mean the jaw dropping body art collection.
Eleven models appeared on the stage wearing only skirts or pants.
Their upper bodies were painted in a combination of red and black
and other deep colours.
With a few feathers thatched here and there, it made for a re-
marl:ahlic showcase never before 'een on local catwalk' The body
J.1 11WiIP'l "..TrL Jhib tratiI pii'ce. il h Ihe de ir_'rner celin, hn I. ha c no
p.aiiICl .ir iii.i.e i in r ind
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lormln incc h'i Mal. \ h' perturnl ed hi. ne c, I k irin l,, lukie .an'.
Cclit.lie f)a.id br.,ughl ., ,iulul reind!iiln i h thr eicninn
Oh. peah. there waa a male line a-, well. O()mpia tried to
dabble with designer shirts for men, hut nothing to shout about.


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KEEP A VISITOR
CLIFTON Rollox always had rooms available for when his fam-
ily or friends come over, so when he heard he could keep visitors for
Cricket World Cup (CWC), no matter where in the world they come
from, and get paid doing so, he was more than happy to register for
the Bed and Breakfast programme.
He is putting up his empty rooms to host visitors who will be
coming for the Super Eight matches of CWC, starting from late March
next year.
Knowing that he can make some money is of course some moti-
vation. If you agree to keep a visitor you can earn as much between
US$35-100 a night. But, it's not all in the money.
Rollox and his wife, Simone, are looking at Guyana's image.
"We see this as a way of realizing our dreams as a nation. If we
as a nation fail, then we as Guyanese fail," Rollox says. He sounds
almost as if he could work for CWC to get Jmore Guyanese to sign
up for the Bed and Breakfast programme. And he is not even a cricket
fan!
"Soccer is my first love," he says. But he realizes how impor-
tant Guyana's success in hosting the tournament could be.
"This could be a major springboard for our tourism industry. All
people know of Guyana is perhaps the name. We should be able to

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show them who we are as a people," Clifton adds.
When visitors come and sleep over, he is expected to provide
them with breakfast. So, they could expect some of that good old
Guyanese food, perhaps some pepperpot and bread, roti and curry.
And then, if his visitors want, he can also cook lunch and dinner for
them. So, he gets the money that would have otherwise gone to the
restaurants. The same thing goes for everybody else.
Added to that, when his visitors leave after cricket, his name
will still be on a register with the Guyana Tourism Authority. So, in
the future, if visitors to Guyana want the same Bed and Breakfast
accommodation, his place would be open. So, it is as if he is going
into the hospitality business in the long term. The same goes for
everybody else.
"Added to the short and long term financial benefits one can de-
rive from sale of rooms, meals, basic necessities and organized tours,
one can also create new friends from different countries, share and
experience diverse cultures," says Ohene Koama, Guyana's Accom-
modations Coordinator for CWC.
"This is also a perfect opportunity for Guyanese to participate
meaningfully, as part of the national effort, in demonstrating Guyana's
massive reservoir of hospitality, love. rIcriridhn,:, and customer care
to the international society," he adds.


Basic Requirements
* There should be adequate lighting and venutlation
* Windows should be equipped with curtains, sh.mdes
or other means of ensuring privacy.
* Bed with modem mattresses, clean and comfortable
linen
* Wash Basin with mirror, running water, soap, glass
tumbler and clean towels for each visitor
* All furnishings visitors are expected to use should
be functional and safe to ensure optimal comfort
* Adequate means of securing doors and items
storage areas should be provided to ensure guest
protection.
* The entire house should be kept in an above -. .1 -:.e
state of cleanliness
* There should be adequate garbage disposal
measures.
There should be adequate supply of electricity and
water for visitor consumption
There should be access to .c .. riumti .j",'iis
facilities in the event of emergencies.


CLIFTON AND SIMONE ROLLOX stand in the
downstairs they are offering to accommodate
visitors for World Cup Cricket.


At the end of cricket, he says this will send a warm welcome
message to tourists around the world which will result in return vis-
its and economic development for all Guyanese.
At the moment, Ohene says 351 persons have agreed to offer
rooms for visitors. That adds up to 1, 100 rooms, since some of the
providers have offered more than one room.
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of CWC wants
Guyanese to open their doors, since Guyana simply does not have
enough hotel accommodation for the visitors coming for the games.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony, who chairs
the LOC, says Guyana can expect about 30, 000 visitors for cricket.
However, all the hotels combined have only about 2, 000 rooms.
The LOC needs 427 for Teams, Official, Media and Sponsors
(TOMS) of CWC. The government has already paid money to the
Buddy's International Hotel and the Casique Palace Hotel, adjacent
to the National Cricket Stadium at Providence to meet the accom-
modation needs of the TOMS.
That leaves the country in need of yet still thousands of rooms to ac-
commnodate visitors. Two tent cities, one to be set up by the Scouts Asso-
ciation and a private investor, would accommodate some 600.
Minister Anthony says many Guyanese have said that they are
keeping rooms for their relatives overseas who are coming home for
the games. But he says there are many others who might have a
r,'-,ii i '.'', hul tic. : A riot com' in' form ard.
Dr .\iilhi':on en-n.,ira min-' all those ho hjaCe i r,:oo'r I.- make
n ,,.iil.ihk I.-.r .t i[1.
M,'.i ''I th ~:C riin Lrclil hb nk.. .a t %.ell J, the In tiule !I.r Pri-
,.'Ie Eltrpri- .c Lk) -.I. prieeni IIPEDi are .u'tTicrmin m:ill l r,r',.r,n spe-
. 11l .inLnD '0 .iieni I I pi.'rIi- .h.. t'h i. '11'.i up' tIt ir I, 'ii- es if
hli. .itr nrI .Iim ir'wdd i.ii ihe, could ,kelien me \ .%ii ir,
Thi .i ..'pp.riui i ,irn k m ke .me- mrone. ,hIo. Ihc world d
.ii'.i- h.' i p..ilIt .md .ct nei'. friend, Iroir arti'und tle 1 ,dd,"
D)r nilll. .ri', jo
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living. Many more have also
benefited from the
information dispensed via the
radio programme and
projected figures for future
outreaches indicate that at
least another 500 students
will be reached.
In 2004, community youth
leaders from the West Bank
Demerara and Berbice, were
brought together for specialized
training in areas of HIV/AIDS
and Positive Living.
They in turn returned to


their communities and groups to
train others, thus reinforcing the
importance of training leaders
who have the capacity to train
others.
The CYPL Programme then
took the schools, covering a to-
tal of six high schools and three
technical institutes to conduct
positive living sessions. These
were: Alleyne's High School, St.
John's College, Tucville Second-
ary, Dolphin Secondary and
Carmel Community High
School. The institutes were:


INVITATION TO BIDS
COOPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS

REHABILITATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites
sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Repairs to Anarika-
Rockstone Road. It involves the shaping of the road and supplying,
placing and compacting Laterite. The delivery/construction period is
60days. The name of the project is:

Repairs toAnarika- Rockstone Road

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003
and is open to all bidders.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from,
The Coordinator; Works Services Group, and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the address given below from 9:00h- 4:00h:
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works and Communications,
Fort Street, Kingston
Georgetown.

4 Qualifications requirements include:
a. Completion of any one (1) job of a similar nature in the last
five (5) years
b. Financial report for the last Two (2) years
c. Valid NIS and GRA Compliances

5 A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by
interested bidders at the address below from December 29, 2006
and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three Thousand and
Five Hundred Dollars (G$3,500) .The method of payment will be
by cash or cheque in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works and Communications.
fe Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00h on
January 09, 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late
bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence
of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the
address below at 9:00h on January 09,2007.

National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
(Northwestern Building)
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications,


Positive Living (YAPL).

CYPL outreach
exercises
Since the official launch in
September 2003, the CYPLs
have been involved in commu-
nity outreaches and positive liv-
ing sessions in high schools in
and around Georgetown.
A total, about 500 young
people have benefited directly
from the work of the CYPLs
thus I'ir through outreach
work conducted in positive


Years o p
L From page III


Young Women's Christian Asso-
ciation (YWCA) and Guyana
Industrial Training Centre
(GITC) and the Mercy Wings
Vocational Centre.
The CYPLs did not only
confine their outreaches to
Georgetown, but held a training
workshop entitled "Life After
Testing Positive" in Corentyne,
Berbice. Twenty-five persons
who have committed them-
selves to the fight against HIV/
AIDS from throughout that re-
gion were brought together for
a three-day session, which em-
powered them with the skills to
act as counselors within their
villages.
CYPCC, under the CYPL
banner, in collaboration with the
Regional AIDS Committee of
Region Three, held a training
workshop which saw another
group of 25 young persons be-
tween the ages of 15-29, being
trained during a two-day ses-
sion. The youths were
equipped with the emotional
and intellectual knowledge they
needed to live positively.
To mark the one-year anni-
versary of the group in Septem-
ber, a Health Tent was erected
in Main Street, Georgetown to
disseminate information to the
general population on sexual and
reproductive health.
The CYPLs, with assistance


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from the Peer Educatoirs'Pro-
moters (PEPS) distributed
condoms, leaflets and CYPCC
related materials. The PEPS
staged two dramatic presenta-
tions which highlighted risky'
behaviours, which fuel the
spread of the infection, and rec-
ommended positive behaviours
which one can undertake to be
protected from the infection.
In November of-the same
year, two HIV+ CYPLs were
invited to the British Virgin Is-
lands (BVI) as facilitators in the
first National Summit for Youth
on HIV/AIDS. The objective of
their visit was to create aware-
ness on HIV/AIDS among
youths in the BVI while ad-
dressing gender and cultural is-
sues and to assist in the devel-
opment a work plan of activi-
ties for National HIV/AIDS
Programme Secretariat.
In March and April of
2005, two separate discus-
sions were held in Trinidad
and Tobago, with the Minis-
try of Sports and Youth Af-
fairs. The purpose of these
discussions was to invite key
stakeholders from different
youth groups to begin the
process of conducting a Gap
Analysis, to ascertain the
needs of the young people on
the Island.
The CYPLs continued with
outreach work to communities
on the outskirts of Georgetown,
throughout the year. At the in-
vitation of the Chairman of the
Pakuri ABC Enhancement
Programme (PAEP), two
CYPLs visited the Amerindian


coinrmunity' of'St. uuthbert's'
Mission. The CYPLs were
asked to facilitate a session on
HIV/AIDS and behaviour
change, which was part of a
workshop on Drug Abuse and
HIV/AIDS. The presentation
focused on positive living, with
particular emphasis on absti-
nence, being faithful and correct
condom use.
Sessions in positive living
were also conducted with
youths from Santa Mission.
CYPL Keeran Williams facili-
tated these sessions. The young
people there were equipped
with information on HIV/AIDS
and the difference between the
two. A follow-up session is
planned, to further encourage
positive living among the resi-
dents.
In June a three-month radio
programme entitled "Healthy
Living" which targeted both
HIV infected and affected per-
sons with information on
healthy eating was launched.
The panel comprised a medical
doctor, a nutritionist, a Person
Living with HIV/AIDS
(PLWHA), CYPL Natasha
Grovesnor and CYPCC
Programme Manager, YWET,
Mrs. Glenyss James.
The PLWHA on the panel
provided support and encour-
agement through personal
testimony, to young people
living with the infection as
well as those affected by it.
For the month of August, the
programme focused specific

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cally on youth issues, addressing such topics as: making
good decisions, overcoming low self-esteem, identifying indi-
vidual strengths and building on them, pointers for achieving
one's dreams, the benefits of education, and HIV and AIDS
and teenage pregnancy. This month-long special was hosted
by CYPLs Natasha and Keeran.
In the month of October. CYPL Natasha visited The
Commonwealth of Bahamas to train a new group of Youth
Ambassadors for Positive Living (YALP). The group of peer-
educators operates out of the Ministry of Health, as a youth-
led response to the increase in HIV infection on the islands of
the Bahamas. The YAPLs were trained in understanding
behaviour change, understanding self, and discipline as a tool in
fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Outreach activities continued in November 2005 with visits to
three cit schools. These \ wre: Kingston Communltll High. Dolphin
SecondaryS School and Charlcstowsn Sccondar\. The C"YPLts \\ho
c0 c'tited thcse s.cestion, \\ rc Odingai McDolnal. Daonslantl \\il-on.
PaIt-cii l l .i RK ',c .tlld Luca lini Holder.
'he sessions focused on HIV/A-IDS/S1T prevention lland it
importance oi positive living with emphasis on abstinence. Al the
end of the session, the CYPL brochure on positive living was
distributed to the students. The brochure contains simple guidelines
on how one can live positively.
During this same month, CYPLs Odinga and Natasha
visited the community of Kwakwani on the Berbice River.
Positive living sessions were conducted with young people who


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represented various youth organizations. Also in attendance
were members of the Peace Corps Volunteers, who were at
the time stationed in the area. Specific sessions were
conducted in healthy lifestyle choices and risk assessment.
Continuing in November, CYPL Kecran and Natasha facilitated
sessions at a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored
youth camp at Madewini on the Linden Soesdyke Highway to
conduct positive living sessions focusing on the importance of
getting information on HIV/AIDS/STls.
In December last year. the National Aids Programme Secretarial
of the British Virgin Islands extended an invitation to CYPL Keeran
Williams to attend the second Youth HIV/AIDS Summit as a youth
facilitator. He facilitated sessions in HIV/AIDS, discrimination and
advocacy. The Youth Summit coincided with World Aids Day.
In March 2006. a three-month training programme was launched
at Merc\ Wnings Vocational School \\ ih the aim of changing risky'
sc\ual behalf iours and pro\ idinlg took tfo positive' living to a;
vulnerable groin' o1 liecn.ti e l C iiii. l-. ie sli,' .
liI S'cptciihuCT 200t ,. ilfe ) ", K!. nmteIii s/c 2 lit.iti 01 i:1 [lit
ol' 25 i dlg pL 'opl' I1 -ll .! !,>t!" h g ailih i p ,ii ,' 1 Ill : I
l\\o-ph.ll'c cert'ifiable tr liuin.- 1 il t ih 'il ti ," \\ liichl lhI \ \\ill 11C
appoaltted als t.l)illilittoi\Veallll "olullt or lPositsl\ e Lving.
That same month a 12-\\eek school intervention
programme was launched in two city schools (Dolphin
Secondary School and the Carmel Community High
School) and the Guyana Industrial Training Centre. The
programme is aimed at changing risky sexual behaviour
among school aged youth and promoting a culture of


positive living.
In October 2006, 30 Dominican youths were exposed to
training in behaviour change and discipline during a two-day Self-
Development Training workshop facilitated by the CYPCC. The
training was the first in a series of training the group is expected to
undergo as part of their peer-education training..

Youth Ambassadors for Positive
Living The Bahamas
A similar progi-amme, the Youth Ambassador for Positive Living
(YAPL) was started in The Bahamas in 2004. The YAPL functions
to develop young Bahamians as responsible youth and community
leaders.
Training and counseling are offered in the areas of HIV/AIDS
prevention education and care and support, Drug and alcohol abuse,
peer-counseling and peer-leadership skills.
In October 2005, the CYPCC facilitated a workshop for 25
YAPL members in behaviour change and discipline over a
three-day period. The collaborative effort between the
Ministries of Health and Youth, Sports and Culture of the
Bahamas and the Commonwealth Youth Programme
Caribbean Centre (CYPCC) was organized to equip the youths
with the knowledge and skills to respond to the rise in HIV/
AIDS cases in the Bahamas.
With the focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, participants were
tramnedi in underlsindinlg ,el f% ith specific empnasis on emotional
inieligcn:e: tutLd trstanding blehi:\ or ci.angci ',.iiclih allowed them to
.iitttlt'k : %' ,1 oi t ic!' p' :IIl tii il 5 \ l 0i-hii lt i ithmangt -, can
he iii'.L! .1ala dIlW'ipi. L a, a hiil 'It hcip tp._' ", h p l p2 rpc iad HIV/
\ll)S.
IThe liraining coincided wit\'hl Aimbassador V Week of aclivilies
and culhninated with a graduation ceremony at which the group was
presented with certificates.
The CYPCC continues to lend technical support to the
YAPL Bahamas in the publication and distribution of its
quarterly newsletter and the purchasing of T-shirts for the
groups' year round outreach activities.


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VACANCY NOTICE






A Diplomatic Mission in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of Purchasing
Agent. The incumbent will assist the Senior Procurement Agent in procurement of all
commodities and services for the Mission.
SALARY: G$1,761,433.00 p.a. if all requirements are met.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and
comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. 'Completion of secondaryschool is required, with CXC or equivalent passes in Math and
English.

2. Two to three years of purchasing/procurement experience required.

3. Good working knowledge of English, in reading/writing/speaking, is required.

4. Must have a good knowledge of local market practices and of the capacity of local
suppliers.

5. 'Must understand local pricing customs and practices.

6. Must have Level 11 (40 w.p.m.) typing skills and possess strong computer skills in MS
Word, Excel and internet usage.

TOAPPLY:

Persons wishing to apply should submit the following or the application will not be
considered:

-- Current resume, or curriculum vitae, with a cover letter.
- Candidates who are U.S. Veterans must provide proof of Veterans preference.
-- Applicants must be eligible to obtain work and/or residency permits if required.

Applications must be addressed to:

Human Resources Office
(Purchasing Agent)
PO Box 10507
Georgetown

CLOSING DATE: January 11,2007


CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATION
SEAAND RIVER DEFENCE DIVISION
TENDER NOTICE
PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS
Contractors are hereby invited to be pre-qualified for works and services to be
undertaken by the Sea and River Defence Division of the Ministry of Public Works
and Communications for the following:

1 Rehabilitation/Mtaintenance ofSea Defence Structures
2 To Provide Surveying Services
3 Hire ofEquipment
4 Weeding Sea Dam/Labour Only Contracts

Pre-Qualification form can be obtained from the Office ofthe PROJECT MANAGER,
GUYANA SEA DEFENCES-EMERGENCY WORKS PROJECT AT FORT
'STREET, KINGSTON, GEORGETOWN during the normal working hours fiom
January 02-25, 2007.

THE COST PER PRE-QUALIFICATION FORM IS GS2,000.

Payment is NON REFUNDABLE and should be made in favour of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

Pre-Qualification Bids for each LOT must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope,
bearing no identity of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top left hand corner
the Lot Tendered for.

Pre-Qualification Bids should be addressed to:

THE CHAIRMAN
MINISTRY TENDER BOARD
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS
WIGHT'S LANE, KINGSTON,
GEORGETOWN.

And deposited in the Tender Box at that address onfor before 14:00 hours on Thursday,
Januaryy 25,2007.

Pre-Qualification Bids will be opened at 14:00 hours on Thursday, January 25, 2007 in
the presence ofTenderers or their representatives who choose to attend at the Ministry of
Public Works and Communications.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all the Pre-Qualification Bids without assigning reasons) for such
rejection.

BALRAJ BALRAM
PERMANENT SECRETARY





in the following positions:

ACCOUNTS CLERK

The successful applicant shall be computer literate ( MS Excel, MS
Word and QuickBooks) and have the following:

Qualifications
5 Subjects CXC (Including Mathematics & English Language)
ABE Intermediate level or
LCCI Intermediate level or
CAT Level 11.

Experience
at least 2 years working in an Accounts Department
experience as a Cashier would be an asset.

Being the holder of a valid driver's licence would also be an asset.

RADIO INSPECTOR

The successful applicant shall be the holder of a valid driver's licence,
computer literate and have the following:

Qualifications
5 Subjects CXC( including Mathematics & English Language);
Telecommunications certificate from GTI or its equivalent;
working knowledge of radio equipment would be an asset.

DRIVER/DISPATCHER

The successful candidate shall be the holder of a valid driver's licence
and have the following:

Qualification:
A sound secondary education.

Experience:
at least 5 years driving experience;
experience in driving in the interior would be an asset.


The successful applicants for the above positions shall be:
quick self starters;
results oriented;
able to work with minimum supervision;
able to communicate effectively;
team players;
comfortable working on challenging projects;
willing to work beyond the normal call of duty;
able to multitask.



Suitably qualified persons for the above positions are invited to submit
their applications, including curriculum vitae, not later than January 5,
2007, to the below address:

Managing Director
National Frequency Management Unit
68 Hadfield Street
D'Urban Park
Georgetown.

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.


OUSTED IRAQI President Saddam Hussein covers one of his eyes while listening to the
prosecution during the Anfal genocide trial in Baghdad in this December 21, 2006 file photo.
Television networks face a killer of a conundrum with the impending execution of Saddam
Hussein, whose hanging could be videotaped and perhaps aired on Iraqi TV. (REUTERS/
Nikola Solic/Files



TV plans tasteful



coverage of






Saddam





execution


NEW YORK (Hollywood
Reporter) Television
networks face a killer of a
conundrum with the
impending execution of
Saddam Hussein, whose
hanging could be videotaped
and perhaps aired on Iraqi
TV.
The timing of Saddam's date
with the gallows was unclear,
but late Thursday CBS. NBC
and Fox News Channel
reported that the former
dictator, convicted this year in
the deaths of 148 people in
1982, would be turned over by
the American military to the
Iraqi government within 36
hours and hanged before the
start of a Muslim holiday on
Sunday.
Several sources said
Saddam's execution would be
videotaped by the Iraqi
government, though it wasn't
clear whether it would be
released to the public or
broadcast.
"We will video everything."
Iraqi National Security adviser
Mouffak al Rubaie told CBS
News.
Judging by the Iraqi
government's release Tuesday
of videotape of the hanging of
13 convicts, it could be a
gruesome affair. Meetings were
held Thursday in at least two
network headquarters over how
to handle the potentially
graphic images.
ABC and CBS said they


wouldn't air the full execution if
the video became available.
"We're very aware that
we're coming into people's living
rooms and that there could be
children watching." CBS News
senior vp Linda Mason said.
Mason and her network
counterparts have broadcast
standards and procedures they
follow in these cases. Phil
Alongi, special-events executive
producer at NBC News, said
there are ways the network can
approach the video or
photographs that will get the
point across without having to
be graphic.
The operative word: taste.
"We have very, very strict
guidelines with how to deal
with that," said Bob Murphy,
senior vp at ABC News. "If
there were pictures made
available of the execution,
they would have to be viewed
by senior management before
we would put them on the air,
and we would make a
judgment of taste and
propriety of what we would
show."
CNN and Fo:. News
Channel still were discussing
wlI.-t they would d& if the
footage were made available. It
also wasn't clear what the newly
launched network Al-Jazeera
International would ,. An e-
mail and phone c;, to the
channel's Qatar hea quarterss
weren't returned T arsday.,
Despite popular assure lions to.


the contrary. Al-Jazeera's pan-
Arab channel has never shown
an execution.
While video of an execution
would be unprecedented in U.S.
television, the war in Iraq has
led to a number of judgment
calls on graphic video. The U.S.
military released graphic
photographs of Saddam's two
sons who were killed in a U.S.
raid on their Mosul hideout in
July 2003.
"We edited down the
pictures to show only what
was appropriate, what we
thought was appropriate."
Murphy said. "We didn't
show the pictures live (when
the network received them),
and we made sure that they
showed enough of the bodies so
that it was clearly them. but we
didn't dwell on it."
None of the networks
showed the beheading of Nick
Berg. an American who was
kidnapped and killed in Iraq in
May 2004. But Berg's
beheading by kidnappers -
along with the killings of others,
including a South Korean -
was distributed on the Internet
and fed to American networks
that chose not to use the
footage.
Mason, Alongi and
Murphy said Thursday that
an execution video widely
distributed on the Internet
wouldn't change their minds
about not airiqg the graphic
Sportions.of any video.


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NATIONAL FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT UNIT

VACANCIES
Vacancies for exciting and rewarding careers exist at the National
Frequency Management Unit for persons who are:
* quick self starters,
results oriented,
able to work with minimum supervision,
able to communicate effectively,
team players,
comfortable working on challenging projects,
willing to work beyond the normal call of duty,
able to multitask;






Sunday Chronicle December 31, 2006


Brief Introduction to Guyana's Draft

Biotechnology, Biosafety & Biosecurity

policy Part 4

Suggested Composition of the National Biosafety Authority iContinued from last week

In additional to the list of 18 multisectoral and inter-agency memberships provided in our last
article, the following shall be the four additional membership categories:

1. Director of IAST or designate
2. Commissioner of Forests or designate
3. Representative of the University of Guyana
4. Representative of any other most relevant agency |e.g. Customs Division of the Guyana
Revenue Authority, Joint Services]

SYSTEM TO HANDLE NOTIFICATION OR REQUESTS
FOR GMO AUTHORIZATION
Under a new Biosafety Bill, all notifications and request for handling authorizations relating to
biotechnology research, innovation, enterprise development. GMO trade, transboundary movement.
among others, shall be made through application to the EPA. The EPA shall then submit the full comple-
ment of the application and all related documentation to the NBBC secretariat. The secretariat shall
have full responsibility for processing, review and recommendations for the issuance of a certificate of
approval or authorization with authorized seal as prescribed by the Biosafety Bill. The institutional
structure for the process is provided in Figure 3 below.

The following categorizations of the various applications
shall be considered:
1. Contained use
2. Deliberate release into the environment
3. Placement on the market
4. Food.
[Healthcare products derived from recombinant DNA technologies (including gene therapy and the
use of materials derived form nanobiotechnology for medical purposes) shall be based on other inter-
national procedures and guidelines as stipulated by the Protocol. However, due to the paucity of hu-
man resources, Guyana reserves the right to seek to amalgamate such separate roles stipulated for
pharmaceutical products for oversight by the NBA for administrative and regulatory efficiency]

Following receipt of the application from the EPA, the NBA Secretariat shall convene the Biosafety
Scientific Committee within seven (7) days for review of the application. The Biosafety Scientific
Committee shall be required to review and provide professional scientific advisory/guidance report
within sixty (60) days. Where relevant, the National Biosafety Inspectorate Unit (NBIU) shall be
required to conduct all relevant inspections, if any, on physical infrastructure and related biodiversity,
environmental and health implications of the application.

On completion of such an inspection, a biosafety inspection report as detailed by the relevant
schedule to the Biosafety Bill shall be presented to the NBA Secretariat. Such inspections shall be
conducted within a reasonable time to permit the relevant review by the Biosafety Scientific Commit-
tee. On receipt of the Biosafety Scientific Committee's report, the Biosafety Sub-Commlitee shall be
convened for a decision on the application within fourteen (14) days. The NBA Secretariat shall trans-
mit the decision to the EPA for environmental oversight, following which the NBA Secretariat shall
proceed with the issuance or denial of the certificate of approval or authorization, to meet the ninety
(90) days requirement stipulated by the Protocol. Where there is rejection, the applicant shall be af-
forded an opportunity for review with relevant additional data or documentation as may be required.

Through the instrument of the Biosafety Bill, this Framework covers the contained use of GMOs,
thc~ii~dcSSrae..relas .th.cn.vironmcnt.wi hinthl.,gal.ourndaric..fuyana.piacmentl of GMOs
on the market, use of Q(Os for food and feed, and use of GMOs as healthcare produces (Figure 4)
: ~ d. of the National Biosafety Authority


Figure 3 Proposed system to handle notification or requests for biotechnology and GMO-
related authorizations

Contained '-
--...-. i m.MOs
For the purposes of this framework, the Biosalftc Bill co\Irxs all aspects ol counl;inicd use shall
require the following:
Expert opinion from the Biosafety Scientific Committee;
Fulfillment of all hiosafety levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 requirements:
C' ''-'alegoriz-afiloi the bi6safety level;
S" 'Cotmplianrce'ith Occupational Safety and Health Act:
S Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
Please turn to page XVI


Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Ministry of Health/GPHCo, Materials Management Unit
1. The Ministry of Health/GPHCo has secured funding for the purchase of
the items belo-w and now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the supply and delivery of same:
MoH 22/2006 Breast Milk Substitute (Over 6 months) (CDC
Funded)
MoH 23/2006 2 xAmbulances
The delivery period is 2 months after awarding of contract.

2. Bidding \\ill be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures. specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and is open to
all bidders. subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) as
defined in the Bidding Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information,
clarification, and may examine and uplift bid documents (upon and
presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health/GPHCo- see#5
below) at the address in #8 below. from Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm:

4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of Compliance
from NIS and GRA which should be submitted for companies with
offices registered in Guyana. Additional requirements/ details are
provided in the Bidding Documents.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be puriehasaby
interested bidders upon payment of a non refundable cash fee of:
MoH 22/2006 Breast Milk Substitute (O\ cr 6 months) $10.000
MoH 23/2006 2 x Ambulances -$15.000

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below (#9) at or before 9 am
January 2, 2007. Electronic hiddinigwillnot be permitted. Late bids ill
be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidWs'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address belov, 9
am January 2, 2007. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Secu li '
listed below:
MoH 22/2006 Breast Milk Substitute (Over 6 month) d
security of$120,000 \
MoH 23/2006 2 xAmbulances A bid security of$250.00O

7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
For Project 22/06: Cashier -Accounts Department (GroundFtloor)
Ministry of'Health. Brickdam. Georgetown
For Project 23/06: Cashier -Accounts D1epartment (Blue and g e
Building)
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. New Markt' t
Geoigetolwn ,

8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting bid
documents (upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health,
see#3 above)
A is Sahei'a Harcdeo or MAls Rciwattie Balkarran
Afaterials Hanagement Unit. Afzfxl:';'; o[- fil/lth
:o01 I A',,t'a. Kingsln. Georgetown
lCl220 1- x. 1" 22 577 ( 7. l' il: .... ', ...

9. For lid Submis~sion and lid opening (see#tf also)

Nalional ProcUiremnCI l nld /'nclder A.dim .islr tlion (North lit'.h'r'll
li ildiig)
Minis ir of /l'inmace
MAain and ( I IlrqChrt StreIes.
Geo l org un. G(ut o ', ,- .. -. ,* ,.


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Sunday Chronicle December 31, 2006


I 0BIOTECHOLOGY& OAF COLUMN I


-- ,, ........--- Sponsored by the Guyana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety Framework Project
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit B ref Introd u to G un
Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit Office of the President Iu i G uyana
1T Hardware & Software
CreditNo. 3726-GY Draft Biotechnology, Biosafety
Contract/Bid No. PCPMU-200612001-Supply of lT Hardware & Software .

The Government of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank toward the & B insecurity policy Part 4
cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit, and it intends to apply part of the p
proceeds toward payments under the contract for the Supply of It Hardware & From page XV
Software. The Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit (PCPMU) invites
sealed bids from eligible bidders for Bid document PC(PMU-200612001-Supply of T Risk assessment statement including details as per schedule in Biosafety Bill;
ardar & S ar ontanng t ing Lts: Inspection of the premises on which contained use is to be fulfilled;
Hardware & Soulwarile, containrrg the.ocllowing Lors. Detailed characteristics of the GMO as per schedule in Biosafety Bill; and
1. Supply File Servers. Server Rack and Memory. Specified containment measures.
2. Supply of Software, MS SQL Server 2005.
Local Bidders are required to submit their bids with valid Compliance Certificates from Deliberate release into the environment
the: (a) Guyana Revenue Authority (b) National Insurance Scheme. Authorizations for the deliberate release into the environment shall require the following:
Bidding will be conducted through International Shopping procedures. Detailed characteristics of the GMO as per schedule in Biosafety Bill;
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding Compliance with all environmental management guidelines under the EPAAct;
documents from the PCPMU at the address (1) below during office hours 08:00 to Expert opinion from the Biosafety Scientific Committee;
17:00 hours. A complete set of the bid document in English may be obtained by Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act;
interested bidders for the sum of Guyana Dollars Fifteen Hundred (GSI,500) on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
submission of a written application to the address (1) below. The document can also be Risk assessment statement including details as per schedule in Biosafety Bill; and
delivered by E-Mail upon request. Biodiversity impact statement identifying the possibilities, if any, for gene introgression and
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of Guyana dollars. One hundred horizontal gene transfer between the GMO and local biodiversity with particular emphasis on the
Thousand (GS100,000.) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency, and national endemic species and keystone species.
be delivered to the address below by 9:00h on Tuesday, January 23. 2007. They will be
opened immediately thereafter, in the presence of bidders' representatives, who choose Placement on the market
to attend, at the address (2) below. Late bids will be rejected. Authorizations for the placement of GMOs and their derivatives on the market shall require the
following:
(1) Bid Document Issues/Queries:
Mr. Marc King. Procurement Manager Detailed characteristics of the GMO as per schedule in Biosafety Bill;
PCPMU Detailed characteristics of the GMO derivative and related bioprocess; technologies from
Office of the President which it is derived;
New Garden St.. Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP);
Tel: 592-223-0917 (ext. 30) Fax: 592-223-5231 Compliance with Food Act;
E-mail: mking(iiinetguyana.net Compliance with Food and Drugs Act;
Compliance with Codex Alimentarius guidelines;
(2) Bid Document Delivery to: Compliance with Customs Act (Amendment) 2005 as appropriately harmonized to the
Tender Box' Biosafety Bill;
National Procurement and Tender Administration Expert opinion from the Biosafety Scientific Committee;
Miniy f finance Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act;
MainSrt., GeoFinance Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); and
___ Main St., Georgetown. Gtyana _Risk assessment statement including details as per schedule in Biosafety Bill.

Food
SSI'ECIF IC PI|O()CIJRI EI N I T NOTICIE Authorizations for the use of GMOs or their derivatives as food shall require the following:
Detailed characteristics of the GMO as per schedule in Biosafety Bill;
Co-operative Republic of Guyana Detailed characteristics of the GMO derivative to be used as food, food additive, food ingre-
Public SectorTechnical Assistance Credit dient, food processing aid and related bioprocess technologies from which it is derived;
Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit- Office of the President Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP);
Software Compliance with Food Act;
CSoftware Solution Compliance with Food and Drugs Act;
SCreditNo. 3726-CY Compliance with Codex Alimentarius guidelines;
SContract/Bid No. PCPMU-2006201102-SpplyoSofiware Solution Compliance with Customs Act (Amendment) 2005 as appropriately harmonized to the
: Biosafety Bill;
The Government of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank toward the Expert opinion from the Biosafety Scientific Committee;
cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit, and it intends to apply part of the Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act;
proceeds toward payments under the contract for the Supply of It Hardware & Software. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
SThe Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit (PCPMU) invites sealed bids Microbial risk assessment where relevant; and
from eligible bidders for Bid document PCPMU-200612002-Supply of Software Risk assessment statement including allergenicity and other details as per schedule in Biosafety
Solution, containing the following Lots: Bill.
1. Supply of Softwa'e Solution
Local Bidders are required to submit their bids with valid Compliance Certificates from Healthcare products
the: (a) Guyana Revenue Authority (b) National Insurance Scheme. Authorizations for the use of GMOs or their derivatives as healthcare products [recombinant DNA-
Bidding will be conducted through International Shopping procedures, derived products and diagnostics] shall require the international guidelines/ set by other mechanisms:
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding Detailed characteristics of the GMO as per schedule in Biosafety Bill;
documents from the PCPMU at the address (1) below during office hours 08:00 to" Detailed characteristics of the GMO derivative to be used as food, food additive, food ingre-
documents from the PCPMU at the address (1) below during office hours 08:00 to dient, food processing aid and related bioprocess technologies from which it is derived;
17:00h. A complete set of the bid document in English may be obtained by interested Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP);
bidders for the sum of Guyanese Dollars Fifteen Hundred (G$1,500) on the submission Compliance with Food Act;
of a written application to the address (1) below. The document can also be delivered by Compliance with Food and Drugs Act;
E-Mailupon request. Compliance with Codex Alimentarius guidelines;
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of Guyana Dollars, One Hundred Compliance with Customs Act (Amendment) 2005 as appropriately harmonized to the
Thousand (G$ 100,000.) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency, and Biosafety Bill;
be delivered to the address below by 9:00h on Tuesday, January 23, 2007. They will be Expert opinion from the Biosafety Scientific Committee;
opened immediately thereafter, in the presence of bidders' representatives, who choose Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act;
to attend, at the address (2) below. Late bids will be rejected. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
Microbial risk assessment where relevant; and
S. Risk assessment statement including allergenicity and other details as per schedule in Biosafety
S(1) Bid Document Issues/Queri ; Bill.
Mr. Marc King, Procurement Manager In consideration of the human health aspects in relation to GM/LM foods or derivatives there-
PCPMU from, the A tegories of human health testing shall be employed:
PCPMU from, the Io1u .... - -.-.... i tping for potential hazards)
Office of the President 1. Health-effects assessment gfor hazards)
New Garden St., Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana. Mammalian testing;
Tel: 592-223-0917 (ext. 30) Fax: 592-223-5231 Digestibility assessment;
E-mail: mking@inetguyana.net Allergenicity testing ; and
Homology with known food allergens and toxins.
(2) Bid Document Deliveiy to: 2. Human safety assessment
TenderBox Food safety aspects
SNational Procurement and TenderAdministration Compositional analysis;
S:.:. l. l ....I... Nutritional assessment (concentrations and effects on bioavailabililP);


Please see page XVII


SPEIFI PROCUREME HINT NOITICIE


mI iviit i yo j mL.ance fL .
.1\rn St Go.',t, p ,~ l Gt mana


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Suda Choil Deeme 31 2006 Pag XVH


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

Brief Introduction to Guyana's

Draft Biotechnology, Biosafety

& Biosecurity policy Part 4


Unexpected or unanticipated effects;
Dietary exposure assessment;
Determination of substantial equivalence; and
" Animal-feed consideration.

Nonfood safety
" Worker exposure; and
Bystander exposure (for example, via pollen).


From page XVI


I tl ik by Mark Parisi
w w w o f f t h m ar e o *m


Figure 4: The scope of the National Biosafety Regulatory regime


Cartoon provided for humor only
Email address: caesarbiosafety@yahoo.com
The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed under the auspices of the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency


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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT MODERNISATION PROGRAMME
LOAN #1604/SF-GY
CONSULTANCY SERVICES Local Specialist in Institutional Strengthening
Sof Local Government Bodies

SThe Goveriunent of Guvana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-Amcrican
Development Bank (IDB) for the Public Management Modernisation Program. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to eligible payments for
the procurement ofconsultancy services.

SThe GOG now invites interested individuals to submit Expressions of Interest to the
Public Management Modernisation Progran for the captioned consultaIncy.

Objective of the Consultancy:
This consultancy will assist in a diagnostic survey of the Neighbourhood Democratic
Councils.

SDuration of Consultancy:
A total of eight (8) consecutive months.

Qualification:
Graduate qualification in public management/business management, with at least fle
(5) years experience in Institutional Reform.

STerms of Refe!nce for this consultancy could be uplifted from the project office (see
Address below).

. Expressions of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent no later than January
S5,2007 to:
The Project Coordinator
Dependents'Pension Fund
230 Camp Street
Georgetown ;


Telephone Numbers:

Facsimile:
E-mail:


5922237046
5922237047
592 226 8548 .
pmmp.go\ al)hroadibdgulaanii.c( |
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT MODERNISATION PROGRAMME
LOAN #1604/SF-GY
(ON IL.LT.\N( SE R% IN.CES Initeririoinal Specialiil in Initlitutional
srII'lcllheIiliIl of Liocal G (oI''IernIIent Bmdiic'

The Governuent of Guyana (GOG) has icceived financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for the Public Management Modernisation Program. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to eligible pal ments for
tlle procuremncentl ofconsulltancy services.

The GOG no\\ invites interested individuals to submnil Expressions of Interest for the
captioned consultancy \with the Public Management Modernisation Program

Objective of the Consu tancy:
To carn out an Institutional and Governance Assessment \\ilth the aim of formulating Yi
strategies and policies for local Government Reform in Guy ana.

Duration of Consultancy:
A total of six months with seventy Ito (72) days spent in Guyana.

Qualification:
Graduate qualification in Public / Business Administration with at least 5 years
experience in Institutional Strengthening of Local Government Bodies.

Terms of Reference for this consultancy could be uplifted from the project office (see
address bclow\).

Expressions of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent no later than
January 5, 2007 to:
The Projict'Coordinator
Dependents' Pension Fund
230 Camp Street
Georgetown

Telephone Numbers: 592 223 7046
592 223 7047
Facsimile: 592 226 8548
E-mail: pimmp.govfbhroadbandguyana.com
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Wag XVI Suda Choil Deeme 31 2006_ __


THE



ENVIRONMENT



AND OUR



HEALTH

ANe a g r


S we usher in the New Year, let us reflect on past year and
how it was spent. Let us thoroughly scrutinize our activities
and analyze our attitudes towards the natural environment.
Ask yourself whether you are satisfied with your environment or can you strive to make
it better. This week we are going to look at how the environment affects our health and visa
versa and how these in turn affect development.
The health of a nation is directly related to development; hence a healthy nation is
a more productive nation. In addition, the state of our environment reflects the state
of our health.
Poorly kept environment give rise to many of the illnesses we see today and most times
we are to be blamed because of our neghgent behaviors. Some of you may say this is not
applicable to you but even the insignificant littering adds up.
Even seeing people ill treat the environment and not say anything ,' ^
is helping to destroy it.
As we enter into a new year let us renew our thinking and /-
do the things that would protect our environment and so provide
for us and our children. Our Natural Heritage is the foundation a
for Guyana's essential goods and services, providing the .
materials needed to develop and sustain a vibrant economy. .
Why Spoil it?
The management and staff of the EPA would like to sincerely
wish our readers and the rest of Guyana a prosperous and L I _l(17
fulfilling 2007.
It was a pleasure serving the public with information on issues relating to the EPA
and our environment and we look forward to your continued patronage.

We would like to extend special thanks to the following places:

* Ministry of Local government
* The network of environmental clubs
* Guyana Chronicle
* Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
* Hydromet
* Transport & Harbors Department
* Guyana Geology & Mines Commission
* Ministry of Education and Regional Education Offices
* Banks D.I.H.
* Ministry of Education
* Guyana Red cross
* The Guyana Police Force
* Mayor & City Council
* The University of Guyana
* Guyana National Bureau of Standards
* Conservation International Iwokrama
* National Communication Network (NCN)
* Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC)
* Marian Academy
* Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI)
* Pavnik Press
* F & H Printers
* Guyana Tourism Authority
* Signtech
* Guyana Lands & Surveys Commission
* Dyna's Design

Special thanks to the community groups, religious groups, non- governmental
organizations & all our stakeholders.

Have a Happy and Productive New Year

Remember that you can share you findings and ideas
with me by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/O EIT Division, Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG
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ARIES -- New ideas do not grow on trees -- and right now, they might not
seem to be growing in your mind, either! If you're stuck with a serious case
of writer's block, have no fear! Step back from the project and give yourself
time to breathe. It may sound counterintuitive, but right now the most stimu-
lating thing you can do for your creativity is to turn your brain off. Go for a
walk or take a long drive, and let the world speak to you. Sooner than you
think, your mind will start going again

TAURUS -- It's more than okay for you to take risks today -- the universe will
not punish bravery. It's almost as if you have a 'get out of jail free' card right
now, although you should be careful not to be overly reckless. You can push
things pretty far, but you will eventually come to a barrier. Reaching that limit
will be interesting and fun today, so press on and try to get what you really
want -- not just what you think you are allowed

GEMINI -- This is a great day full of strong beginnings -- but absolutely no
follow-through! Nevertheless, you won't be too concerned about continuing
work on your projects when you are surrounded by so many people you love.
They are very good distractions. You'll have a strong urge to spend time with
loved ones today. Savor this time, make each moment count, and never as-
sume that others know how you feel. Tell new and old friends alike how much
you care.

CANCER -- Multiple facets are good when it comes to rare diamonds or
people's personalities, but right now the many aspects of a project you're work-
ing on may be pushing you over the edge. So you might want to warn your
friends and loved ones that they will probably be seeing a much more irri-
table you before this day is over. Of course, this is just a phase -- and in the
end, it will serve as a wonderful reminder of the fact that most of the time,
you love what you do.

LEO -- Being involved in groups will be very gratifying for you today. It takes
strong teamwork to make a big impression sometimes, and you will be lucky
enough to be on a team that really knows how to make a statement. Get more
involved than you usually do, and don't let your brilliant ideas and quips go
unsaid. Let your playful side show, and feel free to cut loose a bit -- you're
among friends and people who love you! They will laugh at your jokes every
time, no matter how corny they are.

VIRGO -- An intense energy will put you in the mood for extremely detailed
work -- you will want to figure out your finances to the last cent, spend time
on an intricate craft project, or plan out every single aspect of an upcoming
vacation. This attention to detail could come in extremely handy when you're
shopping or dining out. Watch out for other people's small, unintentional er-
rors today, and don't be shy about asking for corrections and adjustments.

LIBRA -- Take one of your latest obsessions -- a new band, a TV show or a
fantastic restaurant, say -- and find another person to share it with! When-
ever you perceive an opportunity to sway the topic of conversation, push it
toward your new personal fad. Sharing what excites you is a great way to
show new people what makes you tick and give them insight into your per-
sonality. Plus. revealing your passion may create a bond with someone you've
been wanting to be closer to.

SCORPIO -- Resist the temptation to edit your conversations today -- be-
cause what you have to say is something that people need to hear. Don't be
bashful about making waves, because a little bit of choppy water is exactly
what is called for right now. People need to be shaken out of their compla-
cency and woken up from their sleepy routines. You're the ornery influence
that can turn a snoozing crowd into a social circle that's buzzing with energy.
ideas and life. Celebrate'!

SAGITTARIUS -- Today will be full of contrasts -- while you will have a strong
urge to get philosophical with your friends, you won't be able to really con-
nect with them for deep conversations. Their minds will be elsewhere for a
while, but that's okay. You cannot always be on the exact same page every
day. This disconnect doesn't have to be a problem, especially if you choose
to not take things too seriously: You all can get deep some other time.

CAPRICORN -- Dazzling charm is pouring out of you today, enabling you
to attract a lot of diverse people -- including some very flighty folks. You
know, the kind of people who always talk about wanting to get together but
who always back out of plans at the last minute? Luckily, with the mood you're
in right now, you'll see their flaky behavior as charming and nothing to get all
riled up about. Hey. if they miss out on fun times, it's their loss, right?

AQUARIUS -- Your creativity is on an upswing right now, so you should
give it plenty of room to soar! When you do, you'll be able to find ways to
add more color to your life -- in every sense of the word. Suddenly, the people
you find fascinating will find you fascinating, and conversations will go on
for hours. Now is the time to tackle a tough concept, disassemble it in order
to analyze its different components, and put things back together in an en-
tirely new way.
CES -- \\'!i r,,aC! 'rc in dl oul-i ;,hout \ 1.it to do todal stay right xwhcre
you are! This is not a good day to move forward in any endeavors, projects
or relationships. Keeping things at a standstill for one day will enable all the
erratic energy around you settle down, and help you gain a bit of clarity about
what you really want. Give yourself time to take a deep metaphysical breath
of fresh air. Remind yourself that you are in charge of your own timetable.
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Sunday Chronicle December 31, 2006


Too much fish risky for pregnant


women: Taiwan study

HONG KONG (Reuters) -
Pregnant women who eat fish
more than three times a
week could be putting their
baby at risk because of higher
mercury levels in their blood,
according to a study by Tai-
wanese researchers.
Mercury exposure is espe-
cllty risky for fetuses when

A Taiwanese study shows
it is better for pregnant
women to eat tilapia and
other shell fish which are
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their internal organs are devel-
oping, and can result in neuronal,
kidney and brain damage, and
stunt growth.
Expectant Chinese mothers
tend to eat more fish as they be-
lieve it is healthier than red or
white meat.
A study of 65 pregnant women
in Taipei found mercury concentra-
tions of around 9.1 micrograms per
liter in their blood and around 10
micrograms per liter in blood in
their umbilical cords. The research-
ers also found an average of 19
nanograms per gram of mercury in
their placenta.
Such levels were way over
what are considered safe, the re-
searchers wrote in a paper to be
published in January in the In-
ternational Journal of Obstetrics
and Gynecology.
Eighty-nine percent had blood
merury concentrations exceeding
the US National Research
Council's recommended value of
5.8 nmiograms per liter.
The women were recruited
for the study 24 weeks into
their pregnancy.
"When a woman consumes
fish, it is absorbed in the gas-
trointestinal tract and enters the
bloodstream. The trace ele-
ments of mercury, or methylm-
ercury, the commonly found
form of mercury in fish, passes
through the placenta and then to
the fetus," the researchers said.
The US Food and Drug Ad-
ministration advises pregnant
women to avoid eating fish with
high mercury levels such as
shark, swordfish, king mackerel
and tilefish.
Instead, it recommends
fish and shellfish that are
lower in mercury, such as
shrimp and tilapia.


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Former film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has broken his leg while skiing with his family
in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The California governor was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which revealed he had frac-
tured his femur.
An Austrian, Mr Schwarzenegger is an experienced skier and frequent visitor to Sun Valley,
where a piste has been named
Arnold's Run after him.
The Sun Valley resort,
America's first Alpine ski re-
sort, is known as a winter
playground for the rich and fa-
mous.
Mr Schwarzenegger was
discharged from hospital
and is now recuperating at
his Sun Valley home, Adam
Mendelsohn, the governor's
deputy chief of staff for
communications, said in a
statement.
"When the governor re-
turns to Los Angeles from his
scheduled Christmas trip, he
will have surgery to repair his
femur," Mr Mendelsohn said.
"No-one else was in-
volved in the skiing accident,"
his statement added.
Mr Schwarzenegger is in
Sun Valley with his wife Maria
Shriver and their four children.
"The governor's doing great, and he's looking forward to spending the Christmas holi-
day with his family," Julie Soderlund, a spokeswoman for Mr Schwarzenegger told the
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LOS ANGELES (Reulersi the Rolling Stones w ere lop concern dra't in North A.nrica
for a second consecutive .ear, while Barhra Streisand canie in it No. 2 %itih lher first major
tour in a dozen ears. trade publication Pollstar nlagazine said on Thursda.
The eneretic Bnitish rockers sld 13 1 iilli ,orth .% iT.TI ,el h.i r 3." r hoe-. across tihL
l United Slates .and Canada. The haul ranks as ihe dui d-higie.i on P,,1ll.i ll-n e Ii shi. behind the
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dunng their last outing in 2002
The top 100 acts sold a combined 37.9 million tickets, up four percent from 36.3 million
last sear. but barely changed from 2004's 37.6 million.

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Bang" European tour, at Dubendorf airfield in Zurich August 5, 2006. The Rolling Stones
were the top concert draw in North Amenca for a second consecutive year, while Barbra
Streisand came in at No. 2 with her first major tour in a dozen years, trade publication
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Rai is in trouble again.


ONE of the Rai's body-
guards allegedly des-
ecrated a temple in the
Hindu hol. town of
Pushkar by entering drunk
and roughing up morship-
pers who tried to approach
the actress.
"\We are contemplating
action against Ihe itar as she
is responsible for her
guards." L.doo Ran. the
head of the local priests as-
sociation, told the Hindustan
Times newspaper.
Ram said the priests
would hold a meeting to dis-
cuss filing charges with the
police.
Alcohol and meat are
banned from Pushkar, a
Hindu pilgrimage centre sur-
rounding a small lake in the
desert of Rajasthan and


home to the only temple to
the Hindu god Brahma.
Rai denied her guard was
drunk, the paper reported
The Times of India
quoted police as sa ing that
Rai's guards were onl~ ir ing
to keep a crush of fans and
reporters a wa from her.
The priests of Pushkar
are notoriously prickly. re-
cenlly they filed charges
against actress Katrina
Kaif who raised their ire
when she entered a temple
in a dress that they said
violated modesty norms
because it revealed her
legs below the knees.
Last year an Israeli
couple were arrested and then
fined for kissing in public af-
ter getting married in the
holy town.


This is the second time in
recent months that Rai, a
former Miss World. has been
in trouble niih the law.
She wsa questioned afler
customs officials intercepted
a package addressed to her
with 24.000 euros $39.9501
hidden inside electronic
goods. Under Indian laws,
sending more than 5000 ru-
pees 15142 in cash through
the mail is an offence.
Rai has denied any
knowledge of the package.
Rai, who was accompa-
nied by her mother, also vis-
ited the nearby shrine of a
Muslim Sufi saint.
"Whatever city I visit, I
go to temples or religious
places for prayers," the
Press Trust of India news
agency quoted Rai as saying.


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