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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: 5/13/2007
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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saying the problem was not unusual enough among men


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DETAINED: the fuel vessel under escort. (Photo, courtesy GDF)


THE Executive Directors of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) have welcomed
Guyana's introduction of Value Added Tax
(VAT) and say the authorities should resist calls
for further exemptions as the country looks to
build on the growth of 2006.
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Kidnapped





businessman


dumped,


KIDNAPPED businessman,
Khemdat Sukhul, called
'Michael'; badly wounded and
dumped on a street in an East
Coast Demerara village be-
fore dawn yesterday, died
while being treated at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC), Police
said.
He was found at the side of
Cremation Road, Unity, East
Coast Demerara. Investigators
believe he was chopped and tor-
tured elsewhere and later
dumped on the street.
Police said that acting on
information received about
03:30h yesterday, cops went to
Cremation Road and found the
50-year old farmer/businessman
in grass on the parapet.
Police said Sukhul, of
Lot 4 Leonora Public Road,
West Coast Demerara, who
was kidnapped Monday from
his office at Lot 3 New Provi-
dence, East Bank Demerara,
by two men armed with guns,


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KIDNAP VICTIM DUMPED: the spot where Sukhul was dumped at Cremation Road, Unity,
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was bleeding from fresh
wounds on his right ankle.
which was partly severed,
and wounds at the back of his
head and right shoulder.
He was wearing two shirts
and a jersey and a dark pair of
pants and was barefoot. Police
said.
Police said they \went to the
scene after residents reported
seeing a mini-bus with no lights
on reversing into the street, and
something dumped on the side
of the street.
Police said they found
Sukhul alive and he was taken
to the GPHC where he died
while receiving medical atten-
tion.
Attempts to question him
provided no useful information
although he was found to be
fully conscious, Police re-
ported.
Police said two of the shins
he was wearing were not part
of his dress when he was kid-
napped.
According to Police, five
persons had been arrested
based on a phone call that
was traced after the kidnap-
ping.
A taxi driver was also ar-
rested in connection with in-
formation received. Three
other persons were also ar-
rested and vital information
was received but Police said
they were unable to arrest
the kidnappers.
-Police reported that
Sukhul's family members said
that throughout the ordeal, sev-
eral calls were made to them by
the kidnappers during which he
told them everything will be
alright and that he was well
taken care of while the abduc-
tors kept demanding $24M in
ransom.
According to Police, the
kidnappers had initially told the
family that Sukhul had in-
formed them that he had $24M
in a safe. but his mother opened
it and found only documents in-


side.
The family did not hand
over any money to.the kidnap-
pers, Police said.
Residents close to where
Sukhul was found said the\
were aroused by the incessant
barking of a dog.
The owners of the dog said
that since the incident, it took
ill, is behaving strangelN, and
not eating.
Residents said that soon af-
ter the mini-bus drove off, they
heard someone groaning and
shouting for help.
They said they called the
Police who arrived t b an hour
after.
According to villagers, the
man was barely alive, told them
who he was and begged for food
and water.
"He was so hungry, he
kept asking for some water
and we gave him: the man
was badly chopped." a
woman said.
Residents said they did
not know what was taking
place and were afraid to ven-
ture out from their homes but
they all heard Sukhul's
pleadings for help and wished
they could have done some-
thing to save him.
Police said Sukhul was in his
office with his girlfriend and two
male employees when the two
men entered through an un-
locked door and held them at
gunpoint.
The intruders tied the
hands and feet of the woman
with duct tape and gagged the
other men before abducting
Sukhul.
Police said one of the ab-
ductors who had a gun is of
African descent, dark: about
five feet eight inches tall and
medium built while the other
is of mixed origin, fair and
about five feet six inches in
height.
Police found a toque (cap)
and the battery of a cellular
phone at the scene.


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Coast


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detains


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THE Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard Friday afternoon
detained the vessel, MV OLIVER L, anchored some three
miles north east of Leguan Island in the Essequibo River
with two men on board.
The GDF yesterday said the Coast Guard boarded the ves-
sel, in the presence of the two men, and discovered a. quantity
of fuel above the normal quantities found on such vessels. Fur-
ther investigations revealed that it was modified to accommo-
date large fuel holding tanks, it reported.
The Army said the vessel was found to have had 550 gallons
of gasoline, and in excess of 2,500 gallons of diesoline.
The men were questioned but could not provide a satisfac-
tory explanation for the ship's contents, the GDF said.
It said the law enforcement agencies were contacted and
the boat was escorted to the GDF Coast Guard wharf in
Georgetown where it was met.by senior members of the Coast
Guard, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Energy Agency.
(GEA).
The fuel was then tested by the GEA and found to be out-
side of the legal limits, the Army reported.
The vessel and its contents are being processed by the GEA
which is expected to shortly take possession of same, the GDF
said.
It said one of the men found on the vessel has since been
handed over to the Police while the other was yesterday aboard
the MV OLIVER L, assisting the Police with the investigations.
The GDF said representatives of the Coast Guard, the
Police Force, the GEA, the Guyana Revenue Authority and
the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit have been meeting regu-
larly to discuss and implement strategies aimed at address-
ing the smuggling of illegal fuel.



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IMF commends Guyana for


sound macroeconomic policies


THE Executive Directors of
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) have welcomed
Guyana's introduction of
Value Added Tax (VAT) and
say the authorities should
resist calls for further ex-
emptions as the country
looks to build on the growth
of 2006.
In a Public Information No-
tice (PIN) the directors, having
concluded 2006 consultations
with Guyana, said the introduc-
tion of VAT is "a cornerstone
of the authorities' fiscal reform
programme, as planned."
They commended the au-
thorities for reversing some of
the recent large increases in
government spending, noting
that adherence to the commit-


ments in the 2007 budget NN would
provide a sound basis for the
achievement of fiscal
sustainability.
"It will be critical for the
government to address quickly
revenue shortfalls that may arise
in the implementation of the
VAT. and to resist calls to expand
exemptions to it," the IMF di-
rectors stated.
The IMF supported the au-
thorities' request for technical
assistance in the taxation area
and welcomed the government's
intention to appoint members to
the National Insurance Reform
Council, and urged them to de-
velop a reform programme for
the National Insurance Scheme.
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According to the IMF.
growth in 2006 rose to nearly
five per cent after a decline of
two per cent in 2005. reflecting
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credit, strong private remit-
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ports. the IMF stated.
It noted this was in large
part due to the increase in
fuel prices since 2004 and the
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Violence erupts over Pakistan's top judge


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By Aamir Ashraf

KARACHI, (Reuters) -
Twenty-seven people were
killed and 100 wounded in
Karachi yesterday in clashes
between pro-government and
opposition activists as
Pakistan's suspended top
judge tried to hold a rally
with his supporters.
The suspension of Chief
Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on
March 9 has outraged the judi-
ciary and the opposition and
has blown up into the most se-
rious challenge to President
Pervez Musharraf's authority
since he seized power in 1999.
In the worst political
clashes in Pakistan for years,
heavy gunfire erupted in several
parts of Karachi as gunmen
battled and smoke billowed from
more than 100 burning vehicles.
Opposition leaders said the
city was under siege by sup-
porters of the pro-government
Muttahida Qaumi Movementt
(MQM), which runs Pakistan's
biggest city.
Yesterday was declared a
public holiday in Karachi and
normal traffic was largely absent
from the streets, where thou-
sands of paramilitary troops
and police were on patrol.


Many roads, including the
one from the airport, were
blocked by trucks, buses and
shipping containers overnight in
an apparent bid to disrupt
Chaudhry's visit to the capital
of Sindh pro\ ince.
"It is state-sponsored ter-
rorism. The Sindh gox crnment is
responsible but we are not go-
ing to back off," said Sherry
Rehman. a spokeswoman for
the opposition Pakistani
People's Party (PPP) of former
premier Benazir Bhutto.
Provincial government offi-
cials had warned of violence in
the volatile city and appealed to
Chaudhlry to postpone his trip.
But he arrived on a flight from
Islamabad at noon. He spent
more than 8 hours in the airport
VIP lounge, hoping to meet
supporters, while authorities
urged him to leave the city.
"We had warned them that
such a thing could happen but
they didn't listen." said Ghuhlam
Mohtaranm. provincial govern-
iment chief secretary.
The provincial government'
later issued an order for the law-
yers accompanying Chaudhry to
leave the province and he had
decided to return to Islamabad
with them, one of his lawyers
said.


"The chief justice and we
are going back. We're heading
towards the plane." the law\ er.
Ali Ahmed Kurd. told Reuters
by telephone from the airport.
Chaudhrv denies w ronedo-
ing and has refused to resigLn i
the face of charges of miscon-
duct. His visit :o Karachi \was
meant to be the latest in a se-
ries of protests by the opposi-
tion and lawyers to press for
his reinstatement.
MQM activists clashed
with members of the Muttahida


Majlis-C-Akmal. an opposition
alliance ot religious parties, and
the PPP in several parts of
Karachi. w which has for years
been riven by bloody political
feuding.
Television showed pictures
of men with AK-47 assault rifles
firing from behind cars. A man
\ ith a neck w\ found w\as shown n
crying in a bus. another
wounded man lay gasping in a
pool of blood.
Private Aaj Television said
its office had come under fire


Robbers steal


$1.5 million from


Russia's Sberbank


MOSCOW, (Reuters) Bank
robbers killed two guards and
stole 38 million roubles ($1.5
million) from a branch in Si-
beria of Russia's largest bank
Sberbank news agencies re-
ported yesterday.
The gang fled the branch
in the eastern Siberian city of
Chita in a car belonging to one
of the dead guards. Employ-
ees of the state-controlled
bank who went to work


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yesterday found the two bod-
ies with their feet tied and
hands cuffed.
Anatoly Uskov. senior aide
to Chita's regional prosecutor,
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and police said sporadic firing
was still going on after dark.
"The death toll has risen to
27 and we ha\e about 100
wounded," sid Waseem Akhtar.
the top Sindh Interior Ministrs
official.
Earlier. several thousand
MQM activists surrounded the
High Court x\here Chaudhrx
had planned to meet Karachi
lawyers. They chanted slogans
and beat several lawyers trying
to get in.
Musharraf. who was due to
hold a rally in Islamabad later


Yesterday. repeated a call for
Chaudhn 's case to be settled
b\ the Supreme Court. not on
the streets.
The crisis coincides \\ith
the run-up to a general election
and an anticipated attempt b\
MIusharraf. a LI.S. ally. to secure
another term.
Musharraf. who is also
army chief, wants to be re-
elected by the national and
provincial assemblies before
they are dissolved for a gen-
eral election around the end
of the year.


Vandal damages

iconic Mao portrait
BEIJING, (Reuters) A vandal yesterday damaged the
giant portrait of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong
that hangs over the Forbidden City, prompting police
to clear the area and adjacent Tiananmen Square, wit-
nesses said.
Most of the picture was intact, but workers could be seen
in a crane cleaning the lower left area of the huge portrait, which
appeared damaged by soot after-the vandal hurled a burning
object at it. Police were swarming the area.
Traffic could pass by, but Tiananmen, the symbolic heart
of Communist China, was temporarily cleared of the visitors
that normally crowd the square on weekends and the tourist-
clogged entrance to the Forbidden City was emptied.
Police later let visitors back onto the square, which remained
under tight security.
Police detained Gu Haiou. a 35-year-old unemployed man
from Urumqi, capital of the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang.
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The damaged portrait would be replaced last night, the re-
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cally replaced with an identical copy.
Calls to the Beijing city government and the local police
about the incident went unanswered.
Tiananmen is considered especially sensitive since it
was the site of 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations that
were crushed by the military. The area usually swarms
with plainclothes security who quickly stamp out any. signs
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SPope slams Latin




America's drug cartels


By Philip Pullella and Terry
Wade

GUARATINGUETA, Brazil,
(Reuters) Pope Benedict
warned Latin America's ruth-
less drugs cartels .yesterday
that they would face God's
harsh judgment for wrecking
countless lives across the re-
gion.
After hearing moving stories
of hardship and recovery from
former cocaine and heroin ad-
dicts on the fourth day of his
visit to Brazil, the Pope said
drug abuse was a scourge
throughout Latin America.
"I therefore urge the drug
dealers to reflect on the grave
harm they are inflicting on
countless young people and on
adults from every level of soci-
ety," he said in a speech to re-
covering addicts at the Farm of
Hope (Fazenda da Esperanca)
rehabilitation centre in the rural
town of Guaratingueta.
"God will call you to ac-
count for your deeds. Human
dignity cannot be trampled upon
in this way," he said.
Thousands of followers


sang and waved flags as the
Pope, flanked by bodyguards.
then walked through the crowd,
smiling and shaking hands.
The drugs trade has caused
havoc and bloodshed in Latin
America, from Colombia, the
world's main source of cocaine,
to Brazil, where rival trafficking
gangs control many slums.
Although the United States
was long the key market, Latin
American countries suffer from
increasing addiction among their
own youth, compounding the
social woes of poverty and vio-
lence. Rival drug cartels in
Mexico have killed about 800
people so far this year in brutal
turf wars.
About one-in-four of the
6,000 people who heard the
Pope's address on a sports field
at the farm, nestled in a lush val-
ley about 10 miles (15 .km)
from the shrine city of
Aparecida, were from various
rehabilitation centres in Brazil.
Patients and former addicts
went up on the stage to tell their
stories.
Ricardo Correa Ribeirinha,
31, said he was a former street


kid whose mother was a pros-
titute. As a teenager, he sniffed
glue, took cocaine and crack and
was shot twice, but he now
runs a government anti-drugs
programme and is finishing col-
lege.
"Many people thought I'd
end up in jail or in a cemetery
but I started to walk on the cor-
rect path of life that led me to
God," he said.
HUG FROM THE POPE
Sylvia Hartwich, a 20-year-
old from Berlin, wept as she de-
scribed how she had tried to
commit suicide several times.
Now she is a volunteer for a
German branch of the
programme.
"Now I'm a light for other
girls. They receive strength from
me to become women," she said.
The Pope hugged her as she
left the stage.
One recovering addict in the
crowd said that though he wel-
comed the. Pope's warning to
traffickers, the drug trade was a
complicated business.
"He condemned the people
working in trafficking but every-
one is involved institutions,


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and reading the bible.
Throughout his trip to the
word's most populous Roman
Catholic county, the Pope has
railed against the hedonism of
modern society and exhorted
people to lead more moral lives.
He has spoken out against
sex outside of marriage, and re-
iterated the Church's unflinch-
ing opposition to abortion.
He is also trying to rebuild the
Church's waning influence in Latin
America, home to nearly half the
world's 1.1 billion Catholics, and
stem the tide of people turning to
Protestant groups or giving tip on
religion altogether.
The P.pe is todayto ad-
dress a conference of Latin
American and Caribbean bish-
ops in Aparecida, the site of
Brazil's holiest shrine and larg-
est cathedral visited by millions
of pilgrims each year.
He also will celebrate an
open air mass with hundreds
of thousands .of people at the
Basilica of Our Lady of
Aparecida, Brazil's national
saint.


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Santa Cruz residents

live in fear

BY GEISHA KOWLESSAR

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Nestled at the foothills of the
lush Northern Range, Cantaro Village in Santa Cruz is
synonymous with star West Indies batsmen Brian Lara and
Dwayne Bravo.
Within the last two weeks, however, the village has also
become infamous for gang-related killings, the latest being 34-
year-old Gary Dickson, of Sosconosco Road.
Dickson was shot dead at around 2 am Friday when gun-
men stormed his home.
Investigators said they believe Dickson's killing was a re-
venge hit. stemming from the murder of Kevon Hypolite.
Hypolite, 22, a labourer, of Santa Margarita Drive, was
killed on May 10, while at Jigger Hill in Santa Cruz.
The killings, residents said. had not only forced them to
hide indoors but proprietors were ready to flee T&T.
Frustrated business owners said they were reaiy to pack
up shop and migrate as sales were being adversely affected by
crime.
For 42-year-old Elizabeth Gomez, owner of Gomez Super-
market, Santa Cruz' has become a "hot bed" for criminal ele-
ments.
"This supermarket in operation for 18 years...Things have
definitely changed from then to now," she said.
"It's more violent crimes now...It's not good for business,"
said Gomez.
She said with the last two years she has been robbed.at
her business place at least six times.
Last December, Gomez was robbed twice.
"What recourse se have I am thinking about migrating,"
she %aid.
"How much more can one person go through?"
A stone's throw from Gomez's business place, Kim Chan,
manager of Raimbal Chan and Sons Hardware, also expressed
concern about the impact of crime on Santa Cruz.
Chan complained that ale% had decreased as some contrac-
tors were no longer willing to come into the area.
"It's not o much the robberies, because those are on and
off," he said.
"But in the last in ears. gang-related murders have
increased We ha.ie io cloe much earlier because nobody tak-
ing chances
Another businessman, who did not want to be named,
identified Jigger Hill, Blackford and Mc Carthy Streets
as "absolutely worse."


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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13, 2007





Overdue 'recall' bill


Viewpoint
By Rickey Singh

IT HAS long been coming, and its arrival should be greeted
with the bi-partisan political support it deserves enact-
ment of legislation to end the practice of defections, or floor-
crossings in Parliament that has often occurred here and
in other parliaments in the Caribbean Community
This abuse of the highest forum in a multi-party democ-
racy. to satisfy personal interest, under the cloak of "freedom
of choice" of individual MPs, has in fact frequently made a
mockery of the expressed will of the electorate at free and fair
elections.
The primary culprit of this offence in Guyana has been the
now opposition People's National Congress Reform (PNCR)
under the leadership of Forbes Burnham as Prime Minister and
later Executive President.
. The practice of-enticing, manoeuvring MPs to defect from a
party, on whose platform they had originally been elected, was
one of the fine political arts of the PNC's founder-leader (elec-
toral rigging was a bigger one).
It had started with the fractures he promoted within the
then Peter D'Aguiar-led United Force (UF) to increase his PNC's
parliamentary majority and set-the stage for his party's forever
"victories" until it was simply no longer possible in a signifi-
cantly different national/regional/international environment to re-
main in power based on electoral fraud.
By comparison, the right to "recall" an MP who defected
from his/her party to either team up with another or to sit as
an "Independent", has always been a principled position of the
People's Progressive Party (PPP) but which would have re-
quired bi-partisan two thirds parliamentary support for pas-
sage of such legislation.
That moment has now arrived, with the first reading last


week of the "recall bill", as tabled in the 65-member Parliament
by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, and clear indication from the
major opposition PNCR of support to enable its approval.
As a journalist of our region. I have had to witness and cover
some of the most specious. self-serving. opportunistic expla-
nations/contentions in defence of MPs who expediently chose
to defect from their parties to either sit as "Independents"
or join the government benches
Not just MPs but any member of a parliamentary party
has the right to leave his/or her party for seasonss that may or
may not be valid, to join another party.
Once, however, they arrive at the point where it is no longer
feasible or desirable to remain within the fold of their original
party of choice, the honest alternative in the way forward is to
vacate their seats in Parliament and, if they so wish, continue
their political struggle differently.
Those who, under the first-past-the-post system, would ar-
gue that they were "elected by their constituents", should know
that's only half of an argument, and one that's not clever. Such
MPs would also be aware of the political platform, the banner
under which their "victories" were officially categorised.
Under the Proportional Representation (PR) system re-
sult of a "fiddled constitution", to quote former British Prime
Minister Harold Wilson the situation is even more
complex and difficult for such defectors in Parliament to
justify holding on to their seats that were allocated on the basis
of the so-called "list system".
Simply put, NO representative of the 65-member Guyana
Parliament could possibly identify ANY segment of the valid
electorate as even a potential support base, under PR.
What exists today as the Raphael Trotman-led Alliance For
Change (AFC) resulted from defections suffered by the ruling
PPP/C, the PNCR and Working People's Alliance (WPA). Their
representatives had held on to their respective seats for as long
as possible while they consolidated a base to venture into last


August's general election.
All things taken into consideration, the AFC fared reason-
ably well. This, however, cannot be an argument to justify self-
serving politics in parliamentary defections.
For those speculating about the government's ability to se-
cure a required two-thirds majority for passage of the 'recall'
legislation, the scare being spread about divisions within the
PNCR to frustrate this development, will prove false.
Robert Corbin is too much of an old hand in PNC and par-
ltmentary politics to be outfoxed in his party's already sig-
nalled support for the bill.
Those MPs of the PNCR who may be contemplating to
either absent themselves from the closing debate or, less likely,
vote against the bill, would be aware of being lumped with a
faction seemingly interested in the unfolding move ahead of
the forthcoming August congress to replace Corbin as
the party's leader.
It is doubtful that they would wish to so clumsily show
their hand and make Corbin's re-election even more of a
certainty than it appears to be even now.



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CARICOM'S





elections season



After Bahamas comes Jamaica,


Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados


than 51 per cent -50.07 per cent to be precise of the 608,830
votes cast, or 68 per cent of the eligible electorate.
By comparison, the UNC secured its 16 seats with 283.650
votes or 46.6 per cent with the National Alliance for Reconstruc-
tion (NAR) and a Citizens' Alliance garnering between them poll-
ing the additional 2.01 per cent without a seat.
What impact Winston Dookeran's new Congress of People
(COP) ,a break-away faction of the UNC would have on the
PNM's quest for a third consecutive term and. specifically. its bid
for a commanding two-thirds parliamentary majority, could better
be assessed once Manning names (the cticCii daiuie and the clalm-
paign gets into top gear.
In Jamaica. where the incumbent PNP is chasing after its un-
precedented fifth term. campaign financing and anxieties over free
and fair elections are also sensitive issues of concern with a more
seemingly organised )LP under Bruce Gelding's leadership. The race
for that political prize, however, still remains too close to call. ac-
cording to latest local findings.
Back in'October 2002, the PNP had secured its fourth term
with 34 of the 60 seats, taking 383.887 or 52.2 per cent of the


AFTER last week's change of government in The Bahamas,
the inevitable question is: What's the next stop for such a
change at coming elections within our Caribbean Community
in this elections season?
Wriling last December on St Lucia's then impending general elec-
litn. I had noted that more than likely there could beat least five
new national polls in CARICOM within a year.
Since then we have had two such elections and with them two
changes in government St Lucia (December 11) and The Baha-
nas on May 2.
Question is in what order can we now expect new
national elections before December in Jamaica, Trinidad and
Tobago, and Barbados? Which of the trio will go first?
In Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica October would mark the
completion of the current five-year term in government for Prime
Minister Patrick Manning's People's National Movement (PNM)
and that of the People's National Party (PNP), now under the lead-
ership of the country's first woman Prime Minister.
In Barbados the Labour Party administration of Prime Minis-
ter Owen Arthur is, like the PNP. chasing after the unprecedented
- a fourth consecutive term in government, while in Jamaica the
incumbent is after an historic fifth term.
The BLP, which has until May 2008 to hold new general
election, had maintained power at the 2003 poll by a landslide
23-7 majority.
It won its third consecutive term with 69,294 votes or 55.80
per cent with a 56.07 per cent response by eligible others : compared
with the Democratic Labour Party's 44.09 per cent, or 54.746 voles
for its seven seats.
At this stage. it may be tempting for some to argue that a wind of
electoral change scents to be blowing across the Caribbean Commnunity by
pointing to St Lucia iand The Bahamas as examples.
There airc. home\cer. man\ \ariables including incumbency
periodIs: part\ political culture: \oting patterns: ethical and con-
irasiing socio-econotic issues.
What the\ a.ll have in common is the electoral system for par-
liaiinteilar. representation firt-past-the post. or ink. --
all'. Gu ilna is the sole c\ception in r A ~""'" ...... tak lles
portional rcpres ,'" .. .. .. \ .tiM ith a \Wholly pro-
-" ........ l m odel.
i le inheritelcd Westmninster tirsi-pias-the post electoral s'\stenm
h.,s often rsullted in omne lopsided results \w ith \ictorious
parties obtaining landslides, in terms of seats. in contrast
to slirm pcrcentae. differences in popular .qte.' eParned by their op-,
poncn nis: ,, ,..,- .
St Lucia's last Deeimbcr poll is an example. where the it'o-


term Labour Party administration of then Prime Minister Kenny
Anthony was defeated by now Prime Minister Sir John Compton's
United Workers with .an 11-6 majority but a plurality of just over he
2.000 valid votes.
The recent defeat of Prime Minister Perry Christie 's incumbent
one-term-Progressive Liberal Party by the Free N tional
Movement of Hubert Ingraham, a former two-term Prime
Minister, by a five-seat majority was in sharp contrast lo the pre- R-.
vious general election five years ago.
At that May 2, 2002 poll, the PLP had won 29 seats to the
FNM's mere seven, but achieved victory with less than four per
cent of the popular votes that separated them. -
For last week's reversal in electoral fortunes, Ingraham's FNM
returned to power with 23 of the 41 seats based on 68,547 votes, o
or approximately 49 per cent to Christie's defeated PLP's 64,637"
votes. or 47 per cent for the 39 constituencies it contested a two. b
per cent difference. G o
Serious crime, corruption, fears of electoral manipulations,
sources of campaign financing and general lack of public account- votes to the JLP's 26 seats (in a major comeback) based on 346,860
ability are among contentious issues being raised in jurisdictions now votes or 47.02 per cent of the total 56.7 per cent turnout of voters.
preparing for ne\\ elections. For the first time, both the PNP and JLP will be led into a
In Trinidad and Tobago, where there are significant ethical is- national election under new leadership, with Portia Simpson-Miller's
sues of deep corruption including governing and opposition par- personal popularity still ahead of Bruce Golding's.
ties as well as new questions on independence of the Elections In Barbados, Prim e Minister Arthur meticulously seeks to di-
and Boundaries Commission (EBC) from corroding influence of the vert attention from election this year, in the face of increasing specu-
governing party, the two-term incumbent PNM is favoured to re- nation of its occurring either in September or October.
turn to power by making maximum advantage of its bitterly divided By then, he would already have presented for public debate
opponents. what is being officially marketed as "strategic" national develop-
Apart from claims by the main opposition United National Con- ment initiatives over a five-year period, starting in 2007. but which
gress about pro-PNM bias by the EBC. the well-known journalist some informed social commentators and opposition forces view as
Lennox Grant. former Editor-in-Chief of the "Trinidad Express" and "mini manifestos" ahead of the next general election
later "Trinidad Guardian" in writing recently on the "auditing" of Also behind Arthur or ms sting as new chairman.
an elections campaign. stated: "Quietly. since 1992. the (Manning) CARICOa' hnn--lo g anw harma
,o\ thas achieved anE s and Boundaries 6h annual summit in July. followed by Barbados'
oernment has achieved an Elections ..and Boundari mission annual carnival. better known as "Crop-Over Festival". Still to
chairiingp" ..... 1 cause. Even before (former) come would be the usually month-lone "t,iiies marking the
......a.. a. d \ilson. under years of withering PNM assault. country's independence cele '=lons in November.
had sickened and died. the Commission \\as being fixed up to PNM Those who f' i'a't Arthur would spring a surprise for elec-
satisfaction...'" tion la "itis .'ear h 'bae recalled that the last naiowl poll min2
As seen by Grant. vhov was a recruited regional media observe- took place ,omr li ti.onths earlier than due. r Di' tLP ppmnt'.
for Guvana's August 2006 general election. "'at the very casts. it's like Poti~"i.cclairm t, Yb well ready for eac dueL
plain that in this election year. the EBC is no'rc overtly PNM- Welcui to tedinuation of f. year-log etimsmi4
friendly than the Wilson body \was eser under UNC-friendly last that kicked off in St Lucia 6i ubr 28W W Ad
tinmeiaround. \~ ho is Aatching all this-" hc 4s .d. . ad flowed the return to er f. Wri
At the .Octobr. 202. geral geciQp. the ,INM hpd 'rganed e. l, g vgressle Part. a ,ast la I .1.tiOec
poD er b\ capturing 21 of the 36 seats with 308.897 1 otes. or less '-co`' ." lerb "', ,",


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13, 2007


U


IT GETS me really freaking heated that the real
culprits are still trying to wriggle out of responsi-
bility for the global warming crisis they have cal-
lously wreaked on the world and which has so many of us
sweating, not from our exertions, but from their misdeeds.
I, who as a youngster toiled even in noon heat in rice fields,
working with my dad and his gang of labourers cleaning drainage
canals, and in other jobs that meant being out in the sun day in and
day out, cannot remember heat of the day and night such as has
befallen us.
The heat of the day in those days was fierce but the heat that's
beating down on me in the city these days makes those back-break-
ing days of toiling in the rice fields and back lands seem so much
like a cool walk in the park.
That was heat in those days but I can't remember it ever being
as hot as it these days.
I gave more than the usual share of thanks and praises to the
Almighty for the recent showers we had that cooled the pressure
cooker days and nights that have been visited upon us by the cal-
'lous bands upon whose heads hang the shame of global warming.
It was such a relief, those recent rainy days and nights!
But now the heat's back and I am sweating when I shouldn't -
all because of those who still refuse to see the folly of their way-
ward and confounded ways.
The nights are about as hot as the days (not for the reasons
some of you may be thinking!); I am talking about heat beating in
on you as if it's noon day, when it's supposed to be as. cool as
midnight, with cool night breezes wafting around to put you in the
right mood for, well.. .other things.
It's, like my colleague Linda Hutchinson-Jafar points out in
her column today, a reality check on what's happening to the earth.
Like her, I am worried about the fragile state of the earth, and
wonder why Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' documentary has
not stirred even greater concerns among those who are really to be
blamed.
Thank God we still have our butterflies here, Linda.
I hear birds singing me awake in the morning; I hear par-
rots on their daily excursions to and from their feeding
grounds, and birds and insects keep me constant company right


la heat,







La heat!



outside the window of my office; some are so bold they even
wander in at times during their excursions, and I don't mind
one bit
Once you have seen the awful degradation of forests that once
dominated some of the so-called developed countries, and their des-
perate efforts to try to preserve some greenery these days, you
have to marvel at the gall of some of the powers that still seek to
dictate to the so-called developing countries how they should and
should not go about exploiting their natural resources, like forests.
In some big cities, you can't even see the sun because of the
smog that clouds the sky. ,
But anger at this eye-pass; should not cloud the need for a greater
lobby, even among developing countries, to halt the global crisis
inherent in global warming.
The United Nations has urged far tougher action to fight
global warming at a 166-nation conference split over how far.
to trumpet bleak U.N. climate reports that outline rising risks.
"Deep emissions cuts by industrialized countries are needed,"
Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, told 1,000
government officials at the start of the May 7-18 talks in a Bonn
hotel about how to slow warming.
De Boer also said poorer nations should get more involved in
fighting climate change, especially big emitters, and that developing
nations should get incentives to take part.
Negotiators will try to break gridlock in talks on widening aic-
tion to brake global warming beyond the end of the first period of
the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol in 2012 amid growing public concern
about climate change.
,. But delegates split over how far to publicise U.N. studies this
year that clearly blame human activities, led by burning fossil fu-
els, for stoking global warming and outline threats including more
heat waves, storms, droughts and rising seas.
The United States and China, the two top emitters of green-
house gases, opposed a U.N. proposal last week to present the


reports at the start of a next annual meeting of the world's environ-
ment ministers in Bali, Indonesia, in December.
Diplomats said the U.N. proposal was aimed at upping pres-
sure for action. "Countries opposed to doing much on global wann-
ing don't want the reports at Bali because it would highlight how
little they're doing," one European diplomat said.
Such dilly dallying among the high and in high places makes
you wonder if people like these are feeling the heat or seeing the
.signs these days.
Wonder if we all start walking around in briefs and bikini suits.
day in and day out, would make them sit up and take notice?
I doubt it they would be impervious to even the heat such a
scenario is likely to generate, so blind are they to the folly of their
ways. :, ..,.
The rest of us have to persevere to try to protect most of that
which we still have in their purity.
It will take some doing, but we can't let the heat from other
quarters beat us down.


Temperatures rising


By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar
PORT OF SPAIN I chucked a bit when I came across an
advertisement from the state-owned Water and Sewerage Au-
thority in the daily papers, warning Trinbagonians about wast-
ing water, particularly as the twin-island state is experienc-
ing one of the driest dry season in recent years.
What bought on the giggles was the advisory, cautioning people
about less flushing of their toilets to help the depleting reservoirs
that were not being sustained by the intermittent rainfalls we nor-
ially would have in the dry season.
In fact, the Meteorological Office 5aid April was the driest April
in the last ten years and May has already chalked up one of the
most brittle-dry days ever experi-
enced in the last decade.
But even though I chuckled -
which was really a reflection of
my thought "well, look where
we've reached" it was yet an-
other reality check about the frag-
ile state of our earth, our universe
and the global environment in
which we live.
I'm sure many of you have
seen Al Gore's An Inconvenient
Truth' documentary and some of
the very .i.! ;',," statistics and
projections on global warming and
Climate change made by renowned
scientists.
I guess like maan.y people,
when I began hearing the term go-
bal warming and climate change. I
paid no real attention to it until
some years ago I began to experience the heat waves, not only dur-
ing the day but also in the middle of the night and throughout the
early morning when temperatures were expected to drop.
Another thing I noticed although it may not have any-
thing to do directly with global warming is the absence of
butterflies, save for one or two that made their rare appear-
ance around my home which is in a predominantly agricul-
tural/industrial area with a busy multi-lane highway nearby.
-' ".. o r, niom-boy-gir' oi "-t ,


ents' house and I remember the flower garden being filled with multi-
coloured butterflies.
My brothers and I would try to catch the butterflies not to
hurt them but to gently stroke their wings which would leave some
of the satiny powder-like residue on our fingertips and gaze curi-
ously at them.
The closest things that come into my own garden now are the
white puffy moths and my young children scream in delight, mis-
taking them for the butterflies. Poor things-- the children, that is.
Since my depravation of seeing butterflies, a couple months
ago, while in Aruba, I was tempted to visit a butterfly farm (look
where we've reached!) but couldn't because I would have ended up
missing my return flight home.
One of the workers from the tourist board explained that the
farm which was enclosed in iesth kept some of the most colourful
butterflies but to see them I had to go early. If I visited after a
certain hour, the butterflies would be asleep.
Okay....but why don't they fly around all day long was my
question. And this was the explanation. The butterflies suck the
nectar of the flowers, then they have sex and they go to sleep!!
The point of telling all this, including the side story is
that, who knows, maybe in a few years time, we'd end up with
butterfly farms in our zoos.
And maybe the disappearance of the butterflies does not have
anything directly to do with global warming but I bet they are not
hovering around because of the chemicals and the pollution in the
atmosphere, which, according to the scientists all contribute to the
depletion of the ozone layer that is supposed to protect the earth
from me iu"'S firv rays.
In case you're thinking that o""*'rflies have migrated from
Trinidad, I should mention that a friend from one 6r ,- less pol-
luted areas in eastern Trinidad assures me that his garden is buzz-
ing with hovering butterflies and I was more than welcome to bring
the family to enjoy their beauty.
Having said all this, I was delighted to learn that scientists in
the Caribbean have been monitoring global warming and climate
change and its impact on our countries.
And they have warned that action needs to be taken immedi-
ately to ensure our survival.
The Caribbean aspect of the Fourth Assessment Report of
the Inter-governmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) noted
th t rmAll islands in 0ti- Caribbean were 0-~0-,


creased sea surface temperature.
Small islands in the Caribbean are most vulnerable to climate
change, its impact will be severe and that we also have a low ca-
pacity to adapt to the negative impacts as costs are high.
The report also noted that some traditional strategies and tech-
nologies for coping with past climate variability and extreme cli-
mate events were being lost to modernisation.
I spoke to scientist Dr. John Agard, one of the authors who
contributed to the Caribbean aspect of the global report and he said
that sadly, the Caribbean was not yet taking the issue of climate
change seriously to mitigate its effects.
Based on model projections, the Caribbean will experience con-
sistent increase in surface air temperature over the next several de-
cades, annual total rainfall is already decreasing in many parts of
the region, while the sea level will increase at a rate of between 1-7
millimetres per year.
Although the rate of rise may appear to be small, the effect is
disproportionately great when combined with tidal and storm surge
component. Also, expect an increase in maximum hurricane wind
which is likely to intensify by at least 5-10 per cent by the 2050s.
A modelling of the current and future water resource availabil-
ity on several islands foutid tha.! many of them would be exposed
to severe water stress during low rainfall periods.
Agriculture and food security will also be threatened as
projected impacts of climate change include extended periods
of drought and reduced soil quality through increasing soil
salinisation, especially near coastal areas.
Extreme events, such as hurricanes, floods and droughts can
also cause severe damage to food and commercial crops.
Climate change is also likely to result in an increase in the inci-
dence of vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria.
So. based on the prognosis, the news is not good but at the
same time, the Caribbean does have an opportunity to begin put-
ling measures in place to mitigate the severe impact of the changes
that will come which is only a matter of time.
The Caribbean is already lagging far behind in making the envi-
-inment a priority isiuc and i'm no! here talking about highway
and street ibe i~,fication or keeping the beaches cle, ,.''" tourists .
Now that the scien,;!" have presented their startling findings.
I hope their research does not gG !n vain but that leaders at their
up-coming June Summit would put it at i'c top of their agenda for
action.
One lesson that we in Trinidad and Tobago have already learnt
because of this very hot dry season with no rain relief in sight is
the need to conserve water for the long term when the weather pat-
terns P9" "ore erratic.
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38 SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13. 2,


IMF commends...


From page' three

programme, including the
modernisation of the sugar
plant at Skeldon which
amounted to about six per
cent of GDP.
The IMF commended the
authorities for implementing
sound macroeconomic policies.
resulting in a better growth and
inflation performance and an
improved debt sustainability
outlook.
I lowever, they noted that
domestic and external imbal-
alices, remain llarge, and that the
ectiionlom coittliules to be vul-
nerable to shocks. The directors
comnmended the authorities for
pursuing a prudent monetary
policy.
"'The authorities should re-
main focused on maintaining low
inflation and guarding against
potential pressures from the
rapid increase in private sector
credit:" the directors stated.
Thev welcomed the efforts
to further strengthen the finan
cial system. which they said re-
mains fundamentally sound.'by
enhancing the supervisory
framework and modernizing the
reporting system.
They noted that the central
bank's oversight of private lend-
ing may need to be strengthened
to contain any possible weak-
ening of bank assets accompa-
nying rapid credit expansion.
'he directors considered
that the exchange rate systern
has served Guyana well, and
that the current level of the ex-
change rate is broadly appropri-
ate. A number of directors called
for measures to strengthen Ii-
quidity management and de-
velop the foreign exchange mar-
ket.
The IMF directors agreed
that the authorities' reform
agenda focuses appropriately on
improving competitiveness to
strengthen growth prospects.,
speeding up progress in pov-


erty alleviation, and reducing
vulnerability to shock o. e
The directors encouraged
the authorities to proceed
quickly with the planned re-
form of the sugar sector to
achieve lasting improve ements
in its competitiveness. and to
explore the scope for greater
private sector involvement in
the sector to minimise the
public sector's risk.
They welcomed plans to
address the high cost of electric-
ity through a public-prnltc
partnership to construct a l\ -
drocleclric power plan;.
A sound legal !ittmcwort
for the partnership should be
developed quickly to help man-
age fiscal risks and public sec-
tor costs, they noted, adding
that timely implementation of
the National Competitiveness
Strategy will be important to
foster an investor-friendiv cli-
mate and stimulate private in-
vestment.
The IMF directors wel-
coined the improvement in
Guyana's debt outlook.
They called on the authori-
ties to persevere with their ef-
forts to improve statistics.and
strengilthen the institutional ca-
pacity of the Bureau of Statis-'
tics. in order-to support eco-
nomic policy formulation and
development objectives.
They emphasised that ad-
equate d(tta on poverty indica-
tors will be essential in the
preparation of a new\\ Poverty
Reduction Strategy Paper, and
called on the authorities to
finalise quickly their work to
improve the statistical database
in this area.
The directors said they
look forward to continued close
cooperation between the au-
thorities and the staff to sustain
Guyana's growth and structural
reform agenda, possibly in the
context of progranmme support.

BACKGROUND
For 2006. foreign interna-


'toinaii r,. .SS27S million 3 n i-
inipors, of gt,,tk, .ai.d s,,r\ iCie:,
by end-December 2000. a. !!.,
widening of the current account,
deficit \\a,, more than covered
bv official disbursemnits, for-
eign direct investment, and debt
relief in the context of the Mul-
tilaierai Debt Relief Initialis L
The latter, together \\ilh the
impro\ cd growth performance.
led to a signiticant imripro\ ement
in the public debt sustainability.
outlook, the directors noted.
Despite the continuation
of a very ambitious public ex-
penditure programme. the
public sector deficit declined
from 13.6 per cent of GDP inl
2005 to 11.2 per cent in 2006.
primarily as ;i result of the
improved performance of the
public enterprises and an in-
crease in grants.
Excluding the go\ ernment's
investment in the modernisation
of the sugar plant. the deficit is
estimated at five per cent of
GDP. they noted, adding that as
a result of the- government's
continued emphasis oin infra-
structure, total public capital
expenditures were estimated at
about 25V2 per cent of GDP in
2006. -
Total government social
spending also remained high at
about 23 per cent of GDP. Wage
policy supported the fiscal ef-
forl as public sector wage in-
creases were kept in line with
inflation, the IMF directors
stated.
The recovery of private
sector credit that began in 2005.
has.picked up along with the
continued strengthening of fi-
nancial sector indicators, they
noted, adding that the credit ex-
pansion reflects partly rapid
growth in mortgage lending as a
result., of increased government
land sales and leases and prepa-
ration for the Cricket World
Cup.' *
The IMF directors
pointed out that the Guyana
dollar has remained broadly
stable since muid-2004 at about
G$200 per U.S. dollar, re-


tieeting a balanced foreign
exchange market. The't rtl-
effeetiNL appreciation of tie
Guyana dollar in 2005 has
been partiallN reversed by the
recent depreciation of the
U.S. dollar relati e to the
euro and b\ the widening in-
flation differentials with
some trading partners, they
said.
There w\as significant
progress, \V ith structural re-
forms. inc ..',ost notable being
the implementation of VAT oni
January 1. 2007 as envisaged
under the recently expired
programnime supported b\ the
Povertv Reduction and Gro\i th
Faciliti IPR F)Gt. the directors
nolcd.
The.' stated that despite
some delays, there was also
progress with strengthening
public sector expenditure
management, improving gov-
ernance, and the construction
of a modern sugar factory.
The Bank of Guyana has al-
ready begun to implement
many of the recommenda-
tions made by the Financial
Sector Assessment Program
conducted in 2005.
The IMF noted that
Guyana has also made progress
with the Millennium Develop-
ment Goals (MDGs) with the
attainment of two indicators
(eradicate extreme hunger and
achieve universal primary edu-
cation).
It is likely to achieve an-
other two by 2015 (reduce
child mortality rate and pro-
vide access to safe drinking
water to more than half of
the population), but signifi-
cant additional financing will
be needed to meet the targets
for the other four. the IMF
- directors stated.
They said the preparation
of the Household Income and
.Expenditure Survey (HIES) -
which would allow a compre-
hensive measure of poverty -
is nearly completed and will
inform the government's
next Poverty Reduction Strat-
egy Paper.


The public is here notified that the MMA has re-possessed the following tracts of State Lands in the Project
Area.These tracts were previously under the control of occupants/tenants,.all of whom have be'n notified n
writing of the repossession.

Anyone entering these lands without the expressed written permission of the MMAAuthority will be prosecuted

Notice is also ,jive that hb- Aut'-oritl will commence legal action to recover from the c, "n'i''. i:;r the
s ii. aed ben'. s ..la g Drainageand !i igatin ges. .

Canal No. Name Plot No. Acreage Arrears Remarks
SC 57 Mohamed I. Khan 32 .30.20 S872,3i6.00 Rented by Khan to M.Z. Rafoodeen.
33 20.728 3582,505.00 Rented by Khan to M.Z. Rafoodeen.

S(53 Deonarine Persaud 28 43.113 5935,758.00 Rented by Khan to M.Z. Rofoodeen.
SC53 D.eonarne Persaud
(a/k STAR) 5S 24.807 S 737.297.00

SC53 Deonarine Persaud 55 36.637 S 354.629.00

SC(55 Rhiad Wahab
De-narine Persaud 47 34.394 S 531.766.00 Leased to Rhaid, occupied by Persoud.

S(53 Bertram Drakes 54 30.335 S 634.883.00 Rented by Drakes to Rahaman Sheriff and brothers
Mark Drakes and
Wayne Drakes

S(57 Ber; Droke 9 ,.o 5769,204.00 Rented by Drol,es to Rohamon Sheriff and brothers
Mark Drake< and
Wayne Drol'
SC61 Bertram Drakes 12 38.37 Si 011.623.00
Mark Drakes and
Wayne Drakes

SGD: Mr Aubrey Charles
-. x.*.,g:': General Manager
AMA/ADA. ...- .


Carolan Lynch


pleads case in


letter to media

BEA'UTY queen Carolan Lynnch, charged with the mur-
der of her husband. Swiss House cambio boss Farouk
Razac. has questioned why she would want to kill her i)us-
band and leave her daughter without a father's love.
Lynch. now in the New Amsterdam \omen's prison after
being charged Friday,. in a letter to the media, said there was no
L'SSIM life insurance policy in the name of her husband as
reported b\ somen sections of thle nieia.
"An\mone t iha kno\\ us or tiih, I .'l\eiir, \\s e have been to-
gether ktnow\ ho\\ much I i'ok care of IFarouk and his parents,,,
;iand fainily". L\nclh said in hhe lcter from L:i Penitence lock-
ups where she \was being field for questioning in the death of
her husband.
"My, daughter (Selena)-is 8-\ cars-old. Why would 1 want
to leave tier without a father's lo\ e'"
She said she had not seen her daughter since she was taken
in for questioning.
She was denied the opportunity of attending her
husband's funeral. At the funeral service held by leading
members of the Central Is-
lamiic Organisation of
Guyana. there was no men-
tion of Lynch in the speeches
on Razac.
Raza-c was pronounced
dead at Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation (GPHC) r
Monday morning after his wife
said she had found him on the
floor of a bedroom in their Iren .'
Place,- Bel Air Park.
Georgetown. home with blood
oozing from his mouth. | f
The 33-year-old appeared : i ,
Friday before Magistrate Gor- :' "
don Gilhuys. Before she was '
remanded, her lawyer Nigel CAROLAN LYNCH
Hughes said he would expect -
thait the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the charge for the capital
offence would not be subject to delays and the judicial system
not influenced by the press in what he called "this malicious
prosecution."
Police Inspector Desiree Fowler, prosecuting, did not ob-
ject to the Defence request for an early hearing.
Hughes had also asked that the prisoner on remand be al-
lowed to attend the funeral service for her deceased husband in
the afternoon but the magistrate.declared he did not want to get
involved in the Police administrative duties and suggested they
be consulted on the issue.
Lynch is to make her next court appearance on May 17.
Prior to his murder, Razac and Lynch were facing summary trial
on joint charges of unlawful possession of a fireann and ammunition
as a result of raids on their home and were both on bail.
"Now I will have to face that charge on my own," Lynch
said in her letter.
Police said Razac was strangled to death and may have
been dead before he was taken to the hospital.



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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13. 2007 9


Kerik



contract was



US$100,000

PM reports
PRIME Minister Samuel Hinds has reported that the value
of the contract to hire Ber-
nard Kerik, former New York -
Police Chief, as an adviser on
security to President Bharrat
Jagdeo was US$100,000.
He made this disclosure
while replying to queries on the
status of the contract from op- .
position parliamentarians during -
the sitting of the National As-
sembly last Thursday.
However, when questioned 4
further by Co-Leader of the Al-
liance For Change (AFC),
Raphael Trotman, on whether
Kerik has been paid-in part, and
if so how much, and by Win-
ston Murray of the People's BERNARD KERIK
National Congress Reform-One
Guyana (PNCRR-1G) on if the contract is still in- existence,
the Prime Minister said he could not provide accurate answers
to the questions.
He said he will do so as soon as he receives accurate infor-
mation on the status of the contract.
Kerik unilaterally withdrew from the contract because of
several matters for. which he is.to appear in court in the U.S.


New Amsterdam man

robbed of $13.i000
THREE armed bandits yesterday ambushed a man at Vryman's
Erven, New Amsterdam, Berbice, and robbed him of $13,000.
In a scuffle he was shot in the palm of a hand and had to be
treated at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. Police said.
Police said that around 00: 10h. Marcel Lagadcau, called 'Snake'.
of 49 Stanleytown. New Amsterdam, was walking on the road when
lie was confronted by a man who emerged from nearby bushes and
stuck him up at gunpoint.
As Lagadcau was scuffling with the man, two others went to
the aid of the bandi:. shooting him and robbing him of the cash.
Police said.
He was later rescued and taken to hospital by passersby,
Police said.


Guinea president replaces


army chiefs after protest


By Saliou Samb


CONAKRY, (Reuters) -
Guinean President Lansana
Conte replaced his defence
minister and top army offic-
ers yesterday after days of
protests by soldiers firing in
the air to demand better work-
ing conditions.
Getieral Mamadou Bailo
DiaHo, a retired former head of
the West African state's ground
forces, was named defence min-
ister and topf army commanders
including four whose dismissal
had been demanded by the rank
and file were replaced.
Sporadic gunfire rang out at
the Alpha Yaya Diallo military
camp next to Conakry's inter-
national airport even after
Conte's decree was read on
state radio, apparently because
some junior officers wanted to
put their demands to the presi-
dent in person.
"The president hasn't come
here as expected and there are
certain young soldiers who are
still not happy. They fired a
few shots," one army officer
told Reuters, asking not to be
named.
Mutinous soldiers firing


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their weapons into the air
* stormed through the streets of
the capital and other cities on
Friday, killing six people and
injuring at least 70 as they de-
manded the dismissal of se-
nior commanders and a pay
rise.
The shooting followed
widespread protests in garri-
sons across the former
French colony a week ago,
underlining the simmering
instability of the world's larg-
est bauxite exporter, which
was rocked by violent strikes
in January and February.
The armed forces received a
hefty pay increase in March.
shortly after they had helped to
quell the strikes arid riots


against Conte, a reclusive dia-
betic in his 70s whose oppo-
nents say he is unfit to rule.
At least 137 people were
* killed in the violence earlier this
year, mostly demonstrators
shot by soldiers and police.
The army, riven by gen-
erational and ethnic divi-
sions, has shored up Conte's
autocratic rule since lie
seized power in a coup in
1984, but analysts have
raised doubts over how long
it will remain loyal in the
face of increasingly vocal op-
position.
Conte's relationship with
the military has.loWig been a'dif-
ficult one: soldiers used heavy
weaponry to bombard the


presidential palace during a
1996 mutiny to demand higher
wages.
"Protesting soldiers in any
country are not a positive sign.
but this casts a particularly
dark cloud over Guinea's secu-
rity situation in light of its his-
tory o1f military uprisings,"
Kissy Agyeman. Africa analyst
at research group Global Insight.
said.
"Conte's authority or
what is left of it is largely
propped up by the loyalty of
the army, thus if he wishes to
remain in power he must ad-
dress the army's demands
speedily." (Additional report-
ing by Nick Tattersall in
Dakar)


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Cummingsburg, between normal working hours
Monday to Friday.

Tenders should be placed in a sealed envelope
and addressed as-follows:

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PRESIDENT
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located in the guard hut of the Ministry not /,or
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The Ministry's Board of Survey reserves the right to
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Permanent Secretary


JL&-


Pedal cyclist dies


after accident
' PEDAL c) clist died Thursda: at the (eorgetown
Public Hospital Corporation after an accident with a
car on the Ann's Grove road. East-Coast Demerara.
earlier in the day.
Police said Terrence Gravesande. 51. of Ann's Grove. was
riding his bicycle east on the northern side of the road when he.
was struck from behind by the car.
The accident occurred around 12:20h. Police said.


rifle parts,,

a. Mo found
FIN% taken into custodv at Fort Welli;lgton.
,,,est Friday when cops manning a roadblock,
tec th arms and ammunition.

Po lice said-thataround,17:00h. niotor-car PKK 4083 \as
en roule to Geormown when it \\-as x-topped and searched.
11olice said tfie\ found two 12--ati-e double barrel and one
Nini'-Ie ball-el NllotL'uns and thirty-one l2oatioe cartfidoe,,.
knd on Thursday, around 10:00h, men workingona
housin- development site at Dochfour Village. East Coast
Demerara, alerted Police after they dug up a bag Ni ith com-
ponents of six G3 rifles.


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Too early to draw conclusions on VAT


FAR too little time has
elapsed for any clear conclu-
sions to be drawn with respect
to the revenue impact of the
Value Added Tax (VAT), which
came into operation in Janu-
ary this year, according to Fi-
nance Minister, Dr. Ashni
Singh.
He said that given the n-
ture of the VAT system, which
involves a cycle of different
transactions including payment
of tax, claiming of input credit,
and payment of refunds,! the
observation period that would
be required before reliable con-
clusions could be drawn is much
longer than a mere three or four


months.
Singh argued that, in many
large sectors, business cycles are
considerably longer and, since
VAT collections are affected by
these cycles, sufficient time has
to he allowed for data to be col-
lected over a longer period of
observation before adequate
analysis can be conducted and
firm conclusions reached.
According to the Govern-
ment Information Agency
(GINA), Singh said that in ad-
dition, in conducting such analy-
sis, a number of factors would.
have to be taken into account.
These include the level of eco-
nomic activity in the observa-


The Board of Directors, Management and

Staff of Republic Bank Limited extend

sincerest congratulations to the Bank's

Advanced scholarshipp Award recipient,

Michelle Johnson Communication and

Public Relations Officer -who graduated

with Distinction from Bournemouth

University, United Kingdom, on April 21st

2007, having completed a Master of Arts

Degree in Corporate Communication.



Michelle joined the Bank on December 2,

1986 as a Customer Service Representative

in the Savings Department and has over

the years gained extensive experience from

exposure to a wide cross section of the

Bank's function at various levels. In October

1999, she was transferred from the Credit

Department to the Bank's Marketing and

Public Relat ia-
u... department and in January


- Finance Minister


tion period, which would obvi-
ously impact on revenue collec-
tion, and unusual or one-off oc-
currences or activities whose
revenue impact would be diffi-
cult to project in advance, such
as Cricket World Cup.
In addition, the minister
pointed out that VAT is, by de-
sign, a more difficult tax to
evade.
Consequently, in analysing
the revenue impact of VAT, the
level of evasion of taxes this
year relative to last year would
have to be taken into account,
he said.
!GINA said that Singh stated
that an increase in tax collection
after VAT is implemented might
point to the possibility that
VAT has been successful in re-


I.
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Michelle Johnson


Science Degree in Management with Honours


2001, promoted to the post of from the University of Guyana, and a Post


Communication and Public Relations


Officer.


She also has to het credit a Bachelor of Social


Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from the

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR),

London, United Kingdom, of which she is a

member.


ticable and overtaken by time.
In response to reports of


during tax evasion.
The agency said he offered
these comments in response to
reports in other sections of the
media regarding revenue collec-
tion in the first quarter of this
year, and described these re-
ports as unfortunately hasty
and very curiously timed to co-
incide with reports on the out-
come of Thursday's debate in
the National Assembly in which
the government defeated a mo-
tion on VAT by the main Op-
position People's National Con-
gress Reform (PNCR).
During that debate, GINA
said, a number of members from
both sides of the House ac-
knowledged that elements of the
motion proposed by the Leader
of the Opposition were imprac-


price increases caused by VAT,
Singh said it is completely illogi-
cal to attribute to VAT some of
the price increases being re-
ported.
For example, he argued, a
number of categories of goods
such as basic food items like
fruits, vegetables, milk and meat
are zero-rated for VAT and,
therefore, increases in prices in
these commodities would have
to be attributed to factors other
than VAT.
In addition, he pointed out
that where price increases are-
observed to be in excess of 16


per cent, these could certainly
not be as a result of VAT, given
that VAT is charged at either 16
or zero per cent.
GINA said he cited factors
such as developments on the
world market for certain com-
modities, demand and supply,
and businesses not passing on
the benefits of VAT to their
customers, as potential causes
for some of the price increases
that are being observed.
In any event, he pointed out
that prices for a number of items
have reduced.
In addition, in Thursday's
debate in Parliament, it was
pointed out that an objective
examination of the Consumer
Price Index for the first three
months of the year clearly re-
jects the suggestion that VAT
has caused a large increase in the
cost of living.
Nevertheless, the Finance
Minister stated that the govern-
ment will continue to monitor
the situation through the
Guyana Revenue Authority and
the Consumers Affairs Division
in the Ministry of Tourism, In-
dustry and Commerce.
GINA said he also urged
that consumers be more vigi-
lant when purchasing items
and report" when persons
charge exorbitant amounts.


Proposed Linden

electricity rate

hikes not linked to


BOSAI takeover

Prime Minister

PRIME Minister Samuel Hinds has rejected a claim by
Leader of the Opposition and People's National Congress
Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin, that proposals to increase
electricity rates by more than 100% in Linden are
linked to the takeover of bauxite operations in the min-
ing town by the Chinese company BOSAI.
Mr. Hinds in the National Assembly Thursday ex-
plained that the proposals to hike electricity rates go back
to 1983 when the then gov-
ernment mounted the idea in
order to bring them to self
sustaining levels.
The issue cams up for
discussion in the House when
Corbin sought the mat
agenda adjourned under "
Standing Order 11 (1) to de-
bate the matter as one of urgent pub-
gent public importance. PRIME MINISTER
Speaker Mr. Ralph
Ra mkarran ruled that theimat n
ter did n ot qualify under
Standing Order 11 (1) to be
debated as one of urgent pub-
discreion rtand allow a brief discussPRIME MINISTER
Corbin then inquired SAMUEL HINDS

matter to qualify as one of urgent public importance.
Mr. Ramkarran explained that in the past he made exten-
sive rulings on this issue and therefore will refrain from doing
so on this occasion. However, he indicated that he will use his

The Opposition Leader then charged tha "
Democratic Coa--'"
S- .... me RKegional
..... ut region 10 (Upper Demerara/Upper
i xrbice) had been ofrcially informed that the rates may
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Proposed Linden...

(From page 10)
go up as high as 150%.
According to Corbin, if this becomes a reality it would spi-
ral the cost of living and the situation is causing uncertainty
among residents.
He also recalled that in December last year. the Prime Min-
ister had said the BOSAI takeover of the Linden bauxite opera-
tions was not a done deal and therefore an explanation was
needed from him.
Mr. Hinds reiterated that the proposed hikes are not
linked to BOSAI and are a continuation of the 1983 pro-
posals to bring electricity rates in Linden to realistic and
sustainable levels.
He also assured that the current diversification process in
Region 10 is not an indication that the bauxite industry is being
abandoned.
-Under the Linden Economic Advancement Programme
(LEAP), the Prime Minister said, the spirit of entrepreneur-
ship has grown and this has helped to stimulate the establish-
ment-of many small and medium scale businesses.
With respect to agriculture, he observed that wood process-
ing is growing in Linden and with the expansion and refurbish-
ing of the West Watooka road farmers have greater access to
markets to sell their produce.
Efforts under the Intermediate Savannahs Agricultural Project
(INSAP) in collaboration with the New Guyana Marketing Cor-
poration (NGMC) have also had mixed success, he observed.
The establishment of call centres has been picking up in
the mining town as well, Mr. Hinds added.
He reminded the House that the government is not losing
its focus on the potential for Linden becoming an ocean port
!or Brazil and steps are being taken to facilitate this.
He said he is also aware of the complaints by forestry com-
panies about the Linden/Ituni road. but pointed out that it is a
question of resources as the cost of maintaining such roads is
high.
The Prime Minister, however, assured that efforts will
be forthcoming to improve the condition of the road.


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The pampered mothers
were also treated to ice cream/
jello, apple juice/tea, snacks and
a special gift bag with several of
DeSinco's products.
DeSinco Trading Ltd. Brand
Manager. Mr. Vishnu Singh, said
the event was planned to give
back to the public and the firm
chose to recognize mothers.
He added that they are
aware of how much love moth-
ers can give to their children and
as a result forget about them-
selves.
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mended DeSinco Trading
Ltd. for the pampering while
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AFTER deliberating for just
over two hours, the mixed
jury in the three brothers
murder trial at the Berbice
Assizes Friday returned a
unanimous verdict of guilty
against them.
Consequently, Justice
Dawn Gregory-Barnes passed
the death sentence on Patrick
Ramnaught and his siblings
Marvin and Allan who were
found guilty of abducting
Achama Madramooloo. called
Alice, from her home at Maida
Iarmn and taking her to Kildonan
backlands in Berbice where she
was killed.
The offence was committed
between September 13 and 14,
2003.
The brothers maintained
they were innocent.
Prior to the unanimous ver-
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informed the judge that their de-
cision was not unanimous with
respect to Patrick Ramnaught.
The foreman had initially
indicated that the jury was
ready with a verdict. However,
in the courtroom, he informed
the judge that the finding was
not unanimous as two members
of the panel had differed on the
decision.
But returning to the jury
room on the instruction of the
judge, ihe jury, after ten min-
utes. came back with the unani-
mous'guilty verdict against the
three.
After Madramootoo. 32.
was abducted from her home,
her partially nude body was
found floating in a trench aback
Maida Farm on the Corentyne
Coast.
The State's case was pre-
sented by Ms. Leron Daly


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By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

BOTH Christians and non-
.Christians alike throughout
history have recognized that
Christianity provides the
foundation needed for a free
nation.
Benjamin Franklin once said
"He who shall introduce into
public affairs the principles of
primitive Christianity will
change the face of the world".
The need for this hour is for
Christians, not just in Guyana,
but particularly in Guyana to
begin to introduce Biblical prin-
ciples, not necessarily religious
doctrines, into public affairs.
The Bible reveals to us that
this world in which we live longs
for liberation. Romans 8:19, 21
says that "...creation eagerly
waits for the manifestation of
the sons of God."
The sons of God in this na-
tion must confront
the religious bond-
age placed upon
us by the preced-
ing generations
that taught us that
socio-political in-
volvement is not
consistent with
the Christian
mandate. They
must confront it
and break out of
it, so thht the na-
tion of Guyana
may be impacted upon by the
lives of Godly men. Jesus
Christ came for that purpose, to
liberate this world.
The following statistics re-
veal how much the world longs
for reformation.
(1) Mega poverty is a stark
reality 2.1 billion people (46%
of the world) live in poverty, of
which 800 million live in abso-
ue poverty; I1.1 billion without
adequate shelter, 2.1 without
adequate water supply, 3 billion
with unsafe water supply, 800
million adults illiterate, 850 mil-
lion with no access to schools,
1.5 billion with no access to
medical care. 500 million on the
edge of starvation. 1~ -lion
hun o.' or malnourished.
As is evidenced, the prob-
lems of this world are real and
complex. There are no quick
fixes. Governments everywhere
are grappling with the social im-
plications of these problems.
Poverty is the bedrock ,f a
culture of crime and corruption.
I would suggest that the answers
to many of these problems are
found in the Bible.
When God created man in
Genesis he blessed him and gave
him dominion over the earth.
When man rejected God, he lost
that ability to not only govern
himself but also to govern soci-
ety. Public tyranny and oppres-


sion reigned through sinful man.
Through the ministry and death
of Jesus, however, the power
for both self and civil govern-
ment was restored to mankind.
The man therefore who has
been liberated' by Christ, lives
out that liberated life in human
society as a standard or model
for the transformation of such
society.
The dilemma of our time is
that the sons of God, the liber-
ated sons of God, fail to realise
that their liberation is a position-
ing for the reformation of the
world.
The Battle for God's earth
(Psalms 24:1) is being lost to-
day mainly because Christians
have thought and taught that
God does not really care about
the issues of this earth. After all
'this world is not my home' is
the mindset that prevails.
This defeatist kind of men-
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tality has contributed to a sig-
nificant failure in Christians get-
ting up ahd getting involved.
This world niay not be your
home, but God has put you here
to live, at least for a few years.
So in the meanwhile, while
you are waiting to get to
heaven, get up and get involved
*to make this world a better,
safer place, if not for yourself,
for your children.
What will you say to your
children when they enquire of
your involvement in the prob-
lems of our nation?
Christian faith does not ex-
clude us from the r'e,-,s Ility
forming g our world. Jesus,
when he taught his disciples to
pray, did not encourage them to
focus their prayers on heaven,
but rather on earth. (Matthew
6:9, 10.) A desire to better the
conditions of your.world is not
a reflection of being earthly
minded, but rather it is an indi-
cation of a greater commitment
ti stewardship.
'-~ ,I citizens.
Guyana necoeu -, ;.-
Guyana needs good Christian
citizens. Guyana does not need
Christian citizens who arc so
heavenly minded that they have
no interest, no desire to work
for the transformation and de-
velopment of their country.
It is time for the manifes-
tation of the sons of God.


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U'SiDAY MBO iE ay_ 13.'2007 . 13


By Jasmin Garraway

TOUR operators are an im-
portant part of the tourism
distribution system.
They organise and provide
packaged holidays and are re-
sponsible for delivering large
numbers of tourists to the
Greater Caribbean region each
year.
Primarily based in tourist-
generating markets, these buy-
ers of our tourism product visit


the market. While the tradi-
tional view of the tour opera-
tors' role is linked to marketing
travel. European tour operators
have proven that they are also
concerned with tourism
sustainability.
In the year 2000, a network
of tour operators recognized that
their long-term success depends
on tourism sustainability and
collaborated to develop the
Tour Operators Initiative (TOI).
The primary objectives are


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the region, evaluating the qual-
ity of the tourism services, ac-
commodation facilities, tours
and other ancillary services in
selected destinations.
Tour operators engage in
spirited negotiations with hote-
liers and other service provid-
ers, either at the tourist desti-
nations at annual travel market-
places overseas, or both, select-
ing the best quality of product
and those offering value for
money, as appropriate to their
target markets.
The task of planning, nego-
tiating, contracting and adminis-
tering the travel packages is
complex and time-consuming.
The exercise begins as much as
one year before the winter or
summer packages are released to


to promote the use of sustain-
able development principles and
practices into their daily opera-
tions, and to improve the
sustainability of the tourism in-
dustry in general.
In the TOI's statement of
commitment, tour operators
recognize their responsibility to
develop and operate in ways
that reduce environmental im-
pacts, benefit host communities,
safeguard the future livelihood
of local people and ensure the
protection of destinations for
future generations.
The members of TOI are
involved in three primary areas
of activity aimed at improving
the social, economic and envi-
ronmental status of the tourism
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The TOI also created a
guide for good practices in the
accommodation sector, and the
sustainability criteria for select-
ing and contracting service sup-
pliers.
There are several good prac-
tices on record since the incep-
tion of the TOI. For example.
Exodus, a UK-based tour op-
erator specialising in adventure
travel, developed a responsible
tourism policy and committed
to designing socially, economi-
cally and ecologically sound
tours.
In the Exodus mission state-
ment, the company promises to
operate tourism that fosters un-
derstanding, appreciation and
conservation of the culture and
environments they visit.
In practice, Exodus hires
more local guides to interpret the
experiences, and purchases local
products and services, and in so
doing, supports the local com-
munities. There is also a limit to
the size of the tour group, based
on the local conditions. The
company contributes to natural
resource conservation and en-
sures that local communities
participate and benefit directly
from the tourism activity.
The company has reaped
many benefits since its Respon-
sible Tourism Policy was imple-
mented, amongst them, positive
publicity in the media and in-
dustry recognition, and was
highly commended by British
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INVITATION FOR BIDS

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
(Extension of Closing Date)

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of
Agriculture invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced
bidders to undertake the following projects:

a.) Construction of Scour Protection at Kofi Outfall
Channel, East Bank Demerara, Region 4.
b.) Repairs to Structures along the Crown Dam, East Coast
Demerara, Region 4

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act
2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents
and obtain further information from the Office of the Chief
Executive Officer, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority,
during normal working hours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent
Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, upon payment of a
non- refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of
the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each bid
document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand
corner "Tender for ..-........ .

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart. Streets
Georgetown

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later
than 09:00 h on Tuesday 22"", May 2007. Electronic bidding
not be permitted. Late bids il' be rejected

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday
22""', May 2007 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement
and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the
above address.

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of
compliance from the Manager of the National Insurance
Scheme and the Commissioner of the inland Revenue
Department.

8 A' bids must be accompanied by a bid secunty amoiut;rn io
not less than 2% of the bid sum.

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry.
of Finance. reserves the right to reject any or all bids without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award
to the lowest bid.

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National Drainage and Irrigation Authority


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THE political struggle-be-
tween China and Taiwan has
once again shown its head in
the Caribbean, dividing the
loyalties of the countries of
the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) and delaying
the formulation of a cohesive
policy toward Asia.
In early May the St Lucia
government established diplo-
matic relations with Taiwan
causing China to break off its
relations with the Caribbean is-
land on May 7th. In the same
week. Suriname announced that
it had rejected overtures from
Taiwan and would continue its
links with China despite an of-
fer of "millions of dollars".
Now, five CARICOM coun-
tries recognize Taiwan and nine
others have diplomatic relations
with China.
The five who recognize Tai-
wan are currently: Belize, Haiti,
St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent and
the Grenadines and St Lucia.
The countries with ties to
China are: Antigua and Barbuda,
Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica,
Suriname and Trinidad and To-
bago.
Under the revised Treaty of
Chaguaramas that established
CARICOM. the member states
declare as one of their objectives
"enhanced co-ordination of
member states' foreign and (for-
eign) economic policies".
If may, at best, be argued
that they are not required to -
have a "harmonised" foreign and
(foreign) economic policy.
therefore their division over
China and Taiwan is excusable.
But, it is doubtful that they even
met the commitment to "co-or-
dinate" their policy in this par-
ticular matter.
The decisions to switch
allegiance between China
and Taiwan appear to be'
taken in strictly domestic po-
litical contexts with the insti-
tution of CARICOM'and
other member states finding
out about them in the media
like everyone else.
The situation is worse in
the small sub-grouping in the
Caribbean. the Organisation
of Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS). By the terms of the
treat). the seven member
states are obliged "to seek to
achieve the fullest possible
harmonisaltion o4 foreign
policy".
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iIndC.p'cnd Lnl counlrie icre
Cqi.all\ di ldicd. Antigua and
Barbuda. Dominica and
Grenad, lfor China. St Kiti-
Ne -i. St Lucia and St


Vincent and the Grenadines
for Taiwan.
Grenada and St Lucia seem
destined to be on opposite sides
of this divide. notwithstanding
their obligations under the
OECS treaty.
St Lucia. which used to
recognize Taiwan under a previ-
ous United Workers Party
(UWP), switched to China
when the St Lucia Labour Party
came to office. Now, amid con-
troversy about who in the gov-
ernment actually made the de-
. cision, St Lucia has swung back
to Taiwan in the aftermath of a
general election which saw the
UWP come back to office.
And Grenada switched
from Taiwan to China. This
switch was famously celebrated
earlier this year when, much to









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the embarrassment of the
Grenada government and the
amusement of the rest of the.
world, the Grenada Police band,
long accustomed to playing the
Taiwanese anthem, rendered it
with relish as a Chinese delega-
tion opened the national sports
stadium in Grenada for which
China had provided the funding.
The Grenadian band leader,
who lost his job as a conse-
quence of this faux pax, might
usefully seek a transfer to St
Lucia where his skills with the
Taiwanese anthem might be re-
quired after ten years of unfa-
miliarity with it at official oc-
casions.
Incidentally, the switch-
ing between China and Tai-
wan has not been without
penalties.
In the case of Grenada. it is re-
ported that the Export-Import
Bank of Taiwan sued the Grenada
government in a New York court
for US$21 million plus interest
payments for roans for several
projects. The loans are reported to
have been made before Grenada
switched its recognition to China
two _Vears ago.
And. a spokesmann lor lthe
Chincsc go\ cernment is icpoirted
i ha\e said lh;l tIhere xill ihe
"tonsc.equ'ncc'" fI) St Luc;ia.
Both CARICOM and tl li
OLC.S arlt aced ilth a i di-
leminia oxcr his isstiuc. De-
spite the oblig-tlions ol each
treaty It "co-ordinate" tor-


eign policy in the case of the
first and to "harnmonise" for-
eign policy in the second.
neither is being done in rela-
tion to China and Taiwan.
Both groupings are now
organisationally hobbled.
They will have to find cre-
ative ways of overcoming the
problem if they are to tackle
their aid, trade and investment
relationship with China and Tai-
wan collectively.
One thing is for sure, China
clearly does not regard the ex-
tent of its trade and investment
benefits from a small island like
St Lucia to be important enough
to tolerate an accommodation
with Taiwan. and this will
equally apply to other small
countries.
There is therefore no
purpose in pointing to the
Dominican Republic which is
tied to Taiwan diplomatically
but trades vigorously with
China. Trade between the DR
and China totalled US$490
million last year, twice as
much as with Taiwan. It is
not money to be scoffed at,
biut islands with small popu-
lations cannot produce that
volume of trade.
CARICOM and the OECS,
as institutions, still have to
come to terms with the follow-
ing realities:
** China is the official rep-
resentative of the Chinese
people in the United Nations.,
and occupies a permanent seat
in the Security Council.
** China is now the world's
fourth largest economy and
growing.
** By 2020, China will have
a middle class of 200 million
versus 186 million in the U.S.
China will be the fourth-largest
source of global leisure travel-
lers.
** China's foreign exchange
reserves, already the world's
largest, have passed $1-trillion
(U.S.). The central bank said its
reserves stood at $1.0663-tril-
lion at the end of December last
year. making China the first
country officially to top the $1-
trillion mark.
** China is not only now a
large aid donor, it is investing
heavily in many enterprises in
various parts of the world.
Until government repre-
sentatives can debate the
China-Taiwan issue frankly
and freely and come to a con-
sensus on how to deal with it
jointly in the interest of the
people of the region,
CARICOM and the OECS
will remain divided, and their
Asia policN will continue to
be unforinulated. subject to
the peculiar and parochial
decisions not even of states
but (f political parties in of-
fice.
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for home but fear future


The players in


the Imus Affair
By Ron Cheong
WE MAY have'seen a watershed ia American life unfold
before our eyes a few weeks ago.
'It started first with Don Imus' degrading insults against the
Rutgers women basketball team, his apologies on the air, aris-
ing outcry from all corners and his ultimate removal from the.
airwaves by MSNBC and CBS.
America stood up and said minorities are people too, with
all the same dignity, aspirations, and values. And the words
"nappy-headed hos" that Imus used to describe the Rutgers
women basketball team are unacceptable. This could well be a
tipping point that leaves America in better shape than it found
it.
Imus could not have chosen a more inappropriate target -
some of the finestexamples of young people, bright and ac-
complished role models. But although Imus is the match that
lit this explosion, I think the outcry in part reflects a wider
dissatisfaction with the practices of the networks and their spon-
sors.
Subtle, and not so subtle, racism is evident in the casting
and scripting of minorities on the networks and in TV adver-
tising. Minority news commentators, for example, will more
often pull weekend time slots. And it is more likely that the
image of an African American family, rather than a White fam-
ily, would be used in a drug awareness campaign. Things have
been improving, but there is still further to go.
What I find disingenuous is the newly found moral outrage
of network executives who have been responsible for keeping
the Imus programme on the air for years, and who now claim
to deplore not only his recent insults against the Rutgers team,
but his long history of offensive remarks on the air. It is as
though a flock of sheep suddenly awoke to the epiphany: a
wolf is in our midst.
The real Imus is no stranger to the halls of power. He is
not just a foot soldier. Still, this is another example of the gen-
erals sacrificing maybe a major to save their own skins; then
grabbing a bible and wrapping themselves in the flag.
Many commentators pointed out that Imus never re-
ally got it. Even as he tried to apologise on the air, he
didn't really understand what he'd done. But just as imn
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By Tim Cocks
KIRYANDONGO CAMP,
Uganda, (Reuters) Mark
Ochan longs to return to his
birthplace in southern
Sudan, but fears there could
be nothing left to go back to.
For 16 years, he has lived
in an Ugandan refugee camp,
growing maize and sending his
three'children to Ugandan
schools. Soon he must leave.
"I feel stranded. I want to
go back, but there is nothing left
after the war. Why should I go
back somewhere with no
schools or roads or clinics?" the
42-year-old asked, standing in
front of a brick school next to a
bright green maize field.
It is a question posed by
many of the 170,000 southern
Sudanese refugees living in
Uganda after fleeing the
country's 20-year conflict.
The war between the Islam-
ist government in Khartoum and
the Christian and animist south-
ern rebels killed two million
people and displaced twice as
many before a 2005 peace deal.
But armed clashes and banditry
persist in the lawless south.
"Life in the camp is not that
bad," said Ochan, surveying an
expanse of neat, cultivated land.
"But there, they are still killing.
It will be difficult to start
again."


Last week, a delegation of
Sudanese, Ugandan and U.N.
officials visited one of Uganda's
biggest camps for Sudanese refu-
gees in an effort to convince
them to go back.
"Life here is ok, but it has
to come to an end," Bhairaja
Panday, deputy representative
in south Sudan for the United
Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR), told
Reuters. "Asylum can only be
a temporary solution. They will
have to go to a situation that is'
(initially) not as good as this
one."
UNHCR says 46,000
Sudanese in Uganda have al-
ready been repatriated.
Tens of thousands have also
come back from Ethiopia,
Kenya and the Central African
Republic.
Despite the challenges,
most refugees want to go home.
"I have not seen my par-
ents for seven years." said
Michael Lony. who left his fam-
ily behind in southern Sudan.
"As soon as we get facilitation
to go back, I am going."
WARY OF RETURNING
But many are still wary of
returning to a region devastated
by war, lacking basic infrastruc-
ture, where crops have vanished
and thatched homes long since
crumbled.


Aimed at repairing south
Sudan, the 2005 peace pact cre-
ated a semi-autonomous south-
ern authority, a national coali-
tionz government, separate
armis and oil wealth sharing,
plus ,the option of full indepen-
dence in a 2011 referendum.
Simon Kun, Sudan's com-
missar for refugees, told Reuters
.the government would use rev-
enue from the country's south-
ern oil fields to build infrastruc-
ture for. returnees..
He added that they would
get food aid for the first few
months of repatriation. "They
must join the traders making
money building a new southern
Sudan," he said.
But many still find the
prospect of starting from
scratch daunting, especially as
armed groups, like Uganda's
Lord's Resistance Army, con-
tinue to terrorise civilians.
For others, the war left too
many painful memories.
Kiryandongo Camp
leader Kevin Lamoo, 36. said
she fled south Sudan after
Khartoum's army tortured
and killed her husband, ac-
cusing him of spying. She
was imprisoned and raped.
"They sexually abused me
and they kept saying, 'Why
aren't you circumcised?' But I
am a Christian," she said.
After a prison guard


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helped her escape, she was
then captured by the rebels
and subjected to similar
abuse. Most of her family
have since been killed. "I
have no interest in going
back. There is nothing for me
there except bad memories."
Past horrors aside, most
south Sudanese say the key to
rebuilding their ruined country
will be sticking together.
"We have to go back as a
group," said Agnes Lakot, a
teacher. "We built a life from
nothing in Uganda, we can go
back together to build some-
thing new in Sudan."

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15 SUNDAY CHRON;


NONO .iCR!$


N TURKEY


I'I HAS not been turkey N
', ek.
Nicoht, S:irk,>,\. %hont 'in
;hc 'rcnch pr- iden on Suni
da'\. has, prominned to bhok the
iurkish aulltcitp! t ohin the Eu-
ropcan I ntion, and he v.ill he in
itit ce unti! 2013. On .Mondax
the domestic crisis in Turkey
ended in a defeat for the ruling
\K Part. cuxen though it holdt,
.iliii si o-third- of tfie seats in
parliament.1I, candidate ifor the
president lha \ iihdrawn in thel
lace o f wartiings hb thie anr ,
that nobody whose iie w'xear.s
a head-scarf should occupy the
olfice. and there will he early
general elections in July. But
things are not as had as they'
seenm.
It was already clear that
Turkey wasn't joining the EU
any lime soon. because the Ger-
man and Austrian governments
are dead set against it.
With Turkey's economy
turning in sustained growth three
times higher than the average
Western European economy, this
doesn't make the Turks lose
much sleep any more. They're
angry at what they (quite
rightly) see as anti-Muslim dis-
crimination, but most are willingI
to let the talks on entry continue
at a stately pace: they weren't
due to be completed before 2013
any way..
As for the doinestic crisis.
that's about Islam loo. except


M l ins. I rul. K


pact tiat ciccp s plkrai:l
and the sc,.ui.,r s,!ti r:-
itmember< o'iite ca.ii thitet iei
'Niislinti DI)emocrat king
a conscious t ink v il!h t'hie
"'(hnr itlan Dl tc.'ratlc" p.,i-
lies ni' fur re b.U ithe
armi ani'd o'i'.Lr sel] ;-.ip-
p it'cd gLI iirin.]i of secu'ii!;r-
ismI siinpl *\\ ill nc il lake dxheix
at their word.c
Its often about symbols. like
the head-scarves worn by the
wife and daughter of Abdullah
Gul. the current foreign minister
and the AK Party's candidate for
the presidency until last Mon-
day. As a legacy of the time
when Kenial Ataturk, the
founder of the Turkish republic,
was forcing his country to drop
its old Ottoman ways and drag-
ging it into Europe, the Turkish
legal system is littered with laws
that ban displays of Islamic iden-
tity. like the one that bars
women wearing head-scar\es
from entering govern men build-
ings.
Such laws serCved a pur-
pose back in the 1920s and
1930s. xxhen people hostile to
the republic and the moder-
nity for which it stood
wrapped themselves in the
symbols of Islan, but they are


v'ant majority.
It's not as if the believe
try in to shove religio
everybody 's throat: fewe
ten per cent Of Tuc'irks sti
i te ~ xant an Istmic 'Sat
sliit ltx ft's. I t're'alt abo
clog thing) astte the non-o
It'ious snotes, ands if the eievc
trying to shoverelii religion
In other words, it is
modernisation. hI's the "N'
Democrats" who are iry
modernize the Turkishl state
the old "republican" esta


:t e.

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S leclion oli norresidenit and the

-eteinuimaion 1, uphold thin" l
i t's )nl ti.e \ ieart since th
q enhtt:i-xil' i.t t'lixk' l i



'in- t din .tie pic'eiti... mt"an-

It's otnulx tetx x ears stei.e the
armNy did intervene to remove a
cxgo ernment that it thought wxas
too "Islamic." but Turkey has
changed a lot since then. There
x was absolutely no chance that
the tanks would roll tigain this
time. In fact, the military ended
up whining that they just wanted
ibser- to be "one of the sides in this
debate."
ers are Prime Minister Recep
down Tayyib Erdogan simply ignored
r than them, saying that it was "oun-
y that thinkable" that the arted forces
c with should challenge an elected gov-
t get- eminent.
on re- The AK Party is certain to
'ively wxin the July election, not just
because of its economic record
about but also because of tihe demo-
luslim cratic reforms it has forced
ing to through as part of its effort to
e. and make 'Turkey a suitable candi-
lisli- date for EU membership. It has


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i\ "i slam c" bo" he
merugg t hat i goi::.,n o.:
uIrk I\ 0\\. i't N a',' '


rough 1 lC'te'I x pci,, n il
lhe late txninlctc' ih anid cailx
20th centuries when the go\-
itlernmenlis were strongly\ anti-
clerical, like France under the
Third Republic or Getmant \
during the "Kullurkainpt ."
Then, after the enemies oft
modernisation had been de-
feated, they could relax and
allow religious parties to re-
enter politics.
That is the point that Tur-
key has now reached. Democ-
racy has taken finn root. pros-
perity is reaching even the \il-
lages. and the economy has been
modernised. so it's time to stop
fighting the old battles and let re-
ligious people participate openly
in politics.
What's happening in Tur-
key now is not really a crisis;
it's just a transition.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)


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S-RFt' NNJ iL.1. Fla.. I ReltcrN'
- 'l graisp tle disparities be-
l\een -lit'? Miami or Palm
1Bacih anrd parts of rural
Florida that .iar beset bI po,-
ert- and i anttltl mortalit \is'lI
a small to- n l such i' a
Greens ill.
A! fi rsIlane. there's littic
I'cIII. k, L .i' lhe tol \\ln
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'it!ln'sso', thl', e < ic eapil.cl, C'\ Cpt
tiu:i "' th.e pl.tace \' h re util
singer Ra\ c'hailes grcex up i
thle I10.t
Of 233 bnrths last \eai in
Madison count.. \xhich includes
Greem ille,. lor babies died be-
lore their first birthday. The fit-
tire is e\ en higher ill other eoUln-
ties nearby\ in the north of
Flonda. a world d aw\ay from Mi-
amni or the tourist magnets ot Or- I
land and the 1Florida Keys.
A\ eraged over the past three
years, lhe infant mortality rate
\\as 9.9 per thousand in Madi-


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Im Miam d! 0.i *1 p .r rl o thl .


: county. Among its blacl.
1omulation, the rale rises to 17
0:r thousand, a rate similar to
ome countries in the Caribbean
nd Eastern Europe.
"What is alarming is the dis-
,anty between the non-minority
populationn and the minority
population. said George
inclliffe. executive director of
he local Healthy Start Coalition.
ion-profit health organisation.
"We need to have our offi-
ials at the state level realise that
ilorida exists beyond Miami,
ampa and other big cities and
hat rural areas have special
iceds." he said.
An accumulation of factors
explains the mortality rate, mak-
ng, the problem hard to beat.
There are no specialist doc-
ors in Madison County so
oiuen must travel to Tallahas-
ce for a prenatal visit. With no
,uses. women without a car of-
.'in face missing a day's work.
As a result. many pregnant
vomen don't visit a doctor in
he first trimester and that.


coupled wit th the fact that loca
black womene suffr high rate, of
diabetes. high blood pr-e.sur-
and obesity. can imperil a bah "'
health. said gynaeccoloi'-
Adrienne George who work, in
Tallahassee.
"The mother is the incuba-
tor so if her health isn't verv
good it may impact on the
baby's long term health, s'he
said.
Private health insurance is
too expensive for many on lows
wages in the United States and
George said pregnant women she
saw who lacked insurance often
struggled to gel adequate health
care for themselves.

"RAY"
Every small U.S. town seeks
a claim to fame to put it on the
map and Greenville's answer is
the soul singer who overcame
blindness to record classics such
as "Georgia on My Mind."
In its local park. the town
has erected a statue of the singer
in shades and a tuxedo singing at


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lapan's national drink, if a
,ilol project to create sake
uel is a hit with locals in this
nountain resort.
iThe gove rnent -funded
ntojecc at Shinanomachi, 200
,ilomietres (124 miles) northwest
)1 Tokyo, will produce cheap
S origin ethanol brew with the
iclp of local farmers who will
lonalt larlm wase sutich as rice
11lls loi be turned into ethanol.
"'We \ant ito present the
te\l generation a preferable blue-
n ili a sell-sustainable use of
ocial fiuels," said Yasuo Iglarashi.
i professor of applied nicrobi-
logy alt the University of To-
.,0o who heads the three year
project.
If the project catches on
\'ilh locals then it could pave the
vay for similar endeavors
cross Japan that will see Japa-
iese cars rIunning on Japanese-
nade bioftiels in the future, lie
idded.
Japan. the world's second
largest gasoline consumer after
he United States, is entirely de-
)endent on crude oil imports and
I has been hit by the surge in
)il prices.
With hefty carbon emissions
reduction targets to meet under
he K)oto protocols. Japan is
turning to biofuels. Yet motorists
n Japan are still far behind driv-
'rs in Europe and the United
ilaltes in their consumption of
:recn fuels.
Somein analysis sav Japan is,
it a major disad antage as high
pricess for local farm produce
,ean locallI -made green I'uels
ire e\orbilantly e\xp'nsi\ e.
Added to that is Ia lack of
Support from thc cotinitr\ '
lowerfiul oil distributors alld a
failure b\ lthe government to
iro\ ide police\ incenti\ es such as
nandator\ usage.
That is \\ hcre lgarashi and
us team come in. The) hope to
how that biofuels are feasible


and inexpensive by developing a
low-cost fuel and encouraging a
local community of about 10.000
people to take part in produc-
ing that fuel.

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Production has just begun al
the facility al a former high
school field in Shinanomachi and
a sweet. sour aroma. similar to
that of unfillered sake. w afts into
the air.
"We like the idea." said
Shigelhiro Mlatsuki. the mayor of
Shinanomachi. "'he new fueli
are renewable ... instead of fos-
sil fuels which are running out.'"
Unlike spacious sLugar .cane
plantations in the No. I ethanol
exporter, Brazil, family farming
is dominant in Japan, with a ma-
jority of farmers working regu-
lar jobs and growing rice, the
staple food. on their weekends.
There is plenty of potential
to develop biofuels from agricul-
ture waste and abandoned farm-
land, Igarashi said.
The project will test its
biofuel on a "flex-fuel vehicle".
which can run on any mixture of
gasoline and green fuels and
which is gaining popularity in
the rest of the world as the battle
against global waring heats up.
But Japan has no flex-fuel
vehicles even though Japanese
car companies Hlonda Motor
Co. Ltid. and To ola Motor
Coirp. produce them ifor the mar-
ket in Brazil. So the team im-
ported a red Ford Focus from
Britain lor the project.
With one I kilogram (2.2
pounds) of rice needed to pro-
duce 0.5 litre of ethanol. the
main challenge will be creat-
ing a low cost biofuel that can
compete with ordinary gaso-
line. which is now sold at
around 135 yen ($1.13, a litre.
including gasoline related
taxes of some % ven.


\W :ae +i- a\ "+ ihe' nuio\ te
came Oui itn 2'.i, tie el:. iis e
singer died. :: only burn Ihe legend ano .iaJniic Foxx.' Os-
car-winning p:-ormanoce in the
!ead shone a spotlight on lthe
town.
The mo vie depicts the
singer's struggle with blindness
and drug addiction apparently
brought on by the trauma of
watching his little brother
drown in a washtub in
Greenville while his mother was
busy hanging clothes.
Lucille Day. a retired school
teacher with a long history in
the town. says she knew
Charles. his mother and the
man who first taught him to
play the piano.
"1 remember Ra\ Charles
walking the streets. Our streets


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Back th .n h:e low\:: 'A.ii po;:
and segregated but a :c h.i
fal\Vwa, station. cine a,. ior,
a buts station and .1t mit 1 .'7- Iii -
tr\. she said. Since then its indus-
try has declined, the station, the
cinema and e en the grocer\ store
ha\e closed.
;Man \ youngg peopiL nov,
leave to find work. depleting the
town of energy and helping to ex-
acerbate the problem of infant
mortality, said Day and other resi-
dents.
To combat the problem, local
health workers work one-on-one
with pregnant women, encourag-
ing them to look after their ow it
health and showing them how to
care for their babies.


\ .i at. I.- iuriner. i. si. .:
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not litl g lh a I loads and an-
-.itming denial li gene.

RACE FACT OR?
CGreem illc is a mayorip black
town and the number of black in-
fant deaths is higher than aver-
age but health workers said it
wasn't easv to pin do\\n what
cole race played in the problem.
At a meeting in Greenville,
Jetrr\ Sutphin. a Republican
commissioner in neairbs
Jefferson county.'said race
should not be used to explain
higher infant mortality rates


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blacks, had learned ltrotughi b.Pi
experiences \\ lti autlhort es iii-h
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ficials and often relied instead on
older relatives when it came to
health adv ice.
"Tradition has taught us to
beware especially because of
the history of what was here
for so mnainy centuries," sihe
said in a reference to slaterN.
"A lot of it has to do with
fear."


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Life after death proves tricky for Korean abducted


By Jonathan Thatcher

SEOUL, (R ers) Chai Uk-
il, 67, is stIll'struggling to
cope with his 'death.38
ago. '- '
A major 4drwback, accrd-
ing to the very-much-a.live
former fisherman, is that while
he waits to.be.cfficially revived
he cannot use South Kqea's
state medical systemwhen be is
Sill. /
Choi, whb. escaped ;from
North Korea last year, is one of
nearly 500 South Koreanskkid-
i napped by the North, mostly
during the 1970s and 80s. Their
plight, supporters say, is largely
ignored by a Seoul government
unwilling to irritate its prickly
neighbour.
"The South Korean govern-
ment does very little to
publicise this issue," said Choi


Sung-yong, who heads the
Abductees' Family Union, a
groupdevoted to tracking down.
those-spirited away to one of
the wordd's most isolated coun-
tries afd helping any who want
to come back.
"Tee government isn't even
allowed to use the word
abducteee'," he told Reuters in
his tiny Seoul office where he
is kept company by his police
guard, appointed by the state
after a murder attempt.
The official term is "those
whose whereabouts are not
known since during the war or
thereafter", a category which
also includes more than 500
POWs still held in the North
from the 1950-53 Korean War.
The Unification Ministry
- in charge of relations across
the Cold War's last frontier and
often criticised for being too


soft on the communist North -
says it has raised the issue
through Red Cross talks since
2005 but there has been little
headway.
"We have pushed strongly
on this, but the North contin-
ues to say that no abductees ex-
ist,".a ministry official said.
One major daily, the
Chosun Ilbo, said in a recent
editorial: "The South Korean
government vowed recently to
resolve the abductee and POW
issues in talks with the North
Koreans. But ... (it) only ended
up giving rice to North Korea ...
the North must think the South
is a joke."
A few days after his inter-
view with Reuters, Choi Sung-
yong was forced to leave Mount
Kumgang, a resort just across
the border and the only place in
the North where South Koreans


have easy access, after making a
public protest about the
abductees.
He said North Korean au-
thorities also refused to accept a
letter from him to leader Kim
Jong-il on victims of abduction.

JAPAN WANTSTO IN
CLUDE ISSUE
The Japanese government
has tried to include the issue of
its nationals kidnapped by North
Korea in the current international
talks to press Pyongyang to give
up its nuclear weapons, but has
been rebuffed by other countries,
including South Korea, on the
grounds it would only complicate
matters.
When fisherman Choi Uk-il
was snatched from his boat at
gunpoint by North Korean troops
in 1975, relations between the
two Koreas were so bitter that.


there were suspicions he had
in fact chosen to leave his wife
and children and defect to
Seoul's arch-enemy and, at
that time, relatively prosper,
ous neighbour.
"It was very hard for my
wife ... (people) suspected I
had left voluntarily. So she
registered me as dead," he,
said. "Since I was registered as
dead, they have to revive me."
Late last year, he finally
managed to escape into China,
find his way back to South
Korea and reunite with his'
"widow".
Once all the legal pro-
cesses in the South are
complete he should have
access to government ben-
efits, including use of the
state health system.
Analysts say the motives
behind the abductions were
primarily for propaganda to
show off the victims as will-
ing defectors and also to help
train spies in the South and
Japan.
One of the most promi-
nent abductees and focus
of Japan's high-profile cainm-
paign over the issue is
Yokota Megumi, who at the
age of 13 was grabbed on her
way home from school in
1977.
North Korea says she
committed suicide but her par-
ents believe she is alive. A man
thought to have married her,
himself abducted from South
Korea, has backed


Pyongyang's stand.
Kim Tae-ok is certain that
her son, one of five South Ko-
rean students kidnapped in the
1970s, was used to help train
spies.
Now an elderly widow.
she says she would really
prefer not to talk about him
because it just sends her into
long depression.
"I don't know who to take
my lament to. I'd like to express
my anger to someone.
"What I want is not to bring
my son out if he doesn't want.
I just want to see him to know
if he is alive."
Activist Choi Sung-yong,
whose own father was ab-
ducted in 1967 and never heard
of again, says he has been able
to track down about 130 of the
abductees. He operates a safe
house in China to help those es-
caping the North.
"They usually don't follow
me right away to South Korea.
I have to educate them and tell
them how much South Korea
has changed during the 30 to 50
years they weren't there.
Thankfully, they have satellite
broadcasting in China so we
would just sit down and watch
(South Korean) TV," he said.
The fate of the abductees is
in the hands of North Korea's
leader Kim Jong-il. Choi Sung-
yong added.
"One word from him
would solve everything." (Ad-
ditional reporting by Jack
Kim and Jessica Kim)


MR. MOHAMED HUSSAIN JAWAHRI (AMO)
and BIBI SHIMOON HUSSAIN (SHAIO).

Who were called by Allah

May 11, 2006 &
May 21,'2006 respectively


Dad & Mom

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(Ind nwmwnoied ere a tane,
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and secieta teaws still fto
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.To momu a you a"no mose.
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ife otiti had muac mow in otoe.


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We pledge to- yeu today,
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Sadly missed by her 4.doughters Solo, Zoly Fr, F, azena and 4 sons-in-low Asnd, Noim, Nazeer and
fazal. Grandchildren: Ameemn, Althob, Anwar, Aklima, Sorah; Attih, Alim and other relatives and friends.


In loving memory of


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(From page 15)
portantly, has the network executives gotten it? Or did
they just pull out a play to run from the Crisis Commu-
nication section of their PR manuals? Motive is impor-
tant, if only because it speaks to how lasting their con-
trition will be and whether real efforts will be made to
rebalance the inequities perpetrated in and through their
organizations.
The networks are not the only ones that have to put their
houses in order. It is troubling that rap artists put out lyrics
with the same type of words Linus ed. yet face much less
indignation. The music industry and those who buy records
also have to take a look in the mirror, as should the commu-
nity at large.
Along the way, few if any of us can claim to be com-
pletely beyond reproach, or not to have committed a lapse at
one time or the other. And this incident uncovered awkward
incidents for many of the main participants, including some
who championed efforts to redress the situation.
Rev. Jessie Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, who are seen
as catalysts that brought pressure on the networks to fire Imus,
have themselves experienced controversy over racial comments
in the past.
Senator Barack Obama was one of the first politicians to
speak out against the Imus comments and indicate he wouldn't
give tacit support to the Imus platform in future by appear-
ing on his show. I saw a clip in which the senator strongly
disapproved of Imus' comments and pointed out that Imus
has a long history of this type of behaviour.
But it also came out in the interview that the senator him-
self appeared on the Imus show "only once" to promote his
book. And while the senator was ahead of other politicians
with the stand he took after .the incident, it would have been
better if he had shown the same moral leadership when he
was promoting his book by declining to appear on the Imus
show at that time.
Finally, the Rutgers women's basketball team these young
women handled the incident with much class.. Under pres-
sure, they continued to display their own refreshingly inde-
pendent viewpoints, not allowing themselves to be herded
-into a narrow group mentality. It would be wrong to portray
them as victims or push the idea that they should feel that
way because of the incident.
As one of the young women put it: unless "nappy-headed
ho" means achiever or winner, then Imus could not have'been
speaking about her.
Ironically, the targets of the 'insults the Rutgers women
basketball team come out of this looking better than all of
the other players' involved.
To use a basketball analogy: from end to end, the
team's conduct was a huge "Slam Dnk".


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Channel 18


05:00 h- Sign On
05:10 h- Meditation
05:30 h- Quran This Morning
06:00h- R. Gossai General Store
presents Hanuman Bhajans
06:15 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
Presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h- Ma Ki amrit Shakti
07:00h- Ramroop's Furniture
Store Presents Religious Teach
07:30 h- C. Dookie & Sons
presents Hanuman Bhajans
07:45 h Annandale Kali devi
Shakti Mandir
08:05 h- Sa Re Ga Ma A live
call in programme
09:35 h Paul's Importer/
Distributor Presents Shree
Ganesh
10:15 h- Mothers' Day
Programmed
12:15: h Greetings
12:30 h- Indian Bazaar presents
Luv & Kush
13:00 h- Teleview Mothers'


Day 2007
15:00 h- Mother's Day
Programme Live with Christina
16:00 h- Kishore Local Talent
16:30 h- Teaching of Islam
17:00h- Musical Waves Live
with Chirstina
18:00 h- Birthday Greetings/
Anniversary/Congratulations/
.Deaths Announcement & In
Memoriam
19:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno...
Karaoke Live
20:00 h- DVD Movie
23:00 h -Classic Movie
00:30 h- Sign Off

Channel 46

08:00h Fashion TV
09:00 h- Movie
12:00 h- Football
14:00 h_- Traveler.s Extreme
15:00 h- Movie
17:00 h- Movie
19:00 h- Discovery Health
20:00 h Khans Family time


20:30 h- Fashion TV
21:00 h Movie


Channel 11

01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00h- Movie
05:00h- the Mystery of the
Body
05:30 h- Newtown Gospel Viz
Hour
06:00h NCN News
07:00 h- Voice of victory
07:30 h- Assembly Prayer
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to
Greatness
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h- Anmol Geet
10:00 h- National Geographic
1;00 h- Homestretch Magazine
11:30 h- Weekly Digest .
12L:00 h- Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h- Feature
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine
15:00 h- Grew with IPED


16:00 h- Feature
16:30h- Family Forum
17:00 h- Lutheran Men's
Fellowship
17:30 h- Guysuco round Up
18:00 h NCN Week in Revievw
19:00h- Close Up
20:05 h Feature
20:30 h Kala Milan
21:00 h- Between the Lines
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TENDER INVITATION
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL
Region No. 10
19 Republic Avenue
Mackenzie, Linden
Contractors who have been pre-qualified by the Regional Procurement and Tender
Administration Board of Region #10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) for 2007 are invited
to purchase bid documents for works to be done in the following categories:


Category Buildings
#1
1. Rehabilitation of Agri Office
Christianburg-Wismar.
2. Rehabilitation of Agri Officer's Qrts
C' Burg
3. Construction of Aroima Nursery
School Berbice River
4. Rehabilitation & extension ot'Aroima
Primarv School
5. Extension ofSt. Lust Primary School
6. Rehabilitation & extension of
children development center .
7. Rehabilitation of Kwalkvani
Secondary School
8. Rehabilitation of Teachers Hostel
Amelia's Ward
9. Construction of Half Mile Nurserv
School
10. Rehabilitation of Calcuni Primarv
School
I1. Rchabililation of Amelia's Ward
Primary School
12. Rehabilitation of One Mile Primarn
School
13.. Repairs to Howell Wilson
C'ommunilvy High School Itni
14. Rehabilitation of Coomacka Primary\
School
15. Rehabilitation of Teachers Hlostel
K\\akwani (Old Bidg)
1I. General repairs to Amelia's Ward
HIi calilh (Cent re
17. Rehabilitation of SSO\\ Qrts
Ihndustri I Area
I1 Repairs to doors and electrical \ s\ cmni
Ne\\ Sil cr ('it Secondarv School
10 C'onmersation of \nnc\ ,Buildiug to
Nurses I lostel. \\'atookn
Category #2 Fences
2. R & NI to Securil tperimneter IIInc a11
\ui iculturi col'tice-t hirisiianbllu r,
",stent. Secuntl\ 1 ilu s. \nn \c\
Iuiihintg \\ I sln.ir irtclt.
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Road Ph.tsc II
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Drainage & irrigation Canals &
Associated Structures West
Watooka
28. Rehabilitation of Fairs Rust
Internal Road
29. Construction of Surface Water
Drains Riverside Drive Watooka.
30. Construction of concrete surface
watiler drains Wismar Housing
Scheme
31. Construction of concrete surface
water drains Wisroc
32. Excavation & Reconstruction of
Bulletwood Street Culvert.
Lender document can be uplifted from the
Secondary Regional Tender Board, 19
Republic Avenue. Linden from May 30, 2007
for non-refundable fee as follow:
'crdrs anre hereby rI:s'ted to
submit 'end.rs for item #9 and #25 only
to the National Procurement Tender Board..
Ministry of Finance. Main Street.
Georgetown on or before tender closes at
09:00hrs on Tuesday June 12,2007.
Catecorv 1 -$1.500
Ca ategory2--$1,500
Category\ 3 -S2.500
The follo\\ ing requirements usltSI be mnet:
V/ Tenders ilusl be addressed to:
Chairman
Regional Tender Board
Region #10)
lenders are to submit \t\ih their
tentders \IAnlld (crtlificatc of1
( onpliaince issued bv the
( o'inmissioneri 01 'l 1RI) and (ienetr:l
Manager NIS
1 IhCi word tendered for mi.ustl tC
lcat'.l\ t.irk .d 1t the op riit
Cornrof tic ei\ elipe
S lender- ot their repie eintai es
ina\ be p-resent at the opening m lthe
tend rs on June 14. 200 \\hen
R':Jer Clrs tind .ipets i, 0 .
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The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified Manufacturers
and Suppliers to tender for following Separate Tenders:

> Supply ofMilling Plant New & Reshelled Mill Rollers for
Out-of-Crop Maintenance 2008

> Supply of One Diesel Generator Set for Blairmont

> Supply of Water Management for, Boilers No. 2 & 3 for Wales
Factory

> Supply of Electrical Spares for Blairmont

> Plates and Pipes for End of Year Maintenance 2007

> Supply of Boiler Feed Pump Turbine (Re-advertised)

> Supply of Complete Gearboxes and Motors with SwitchGears
for Albion Factory (Re-advertised)

> Supply of One Pump Complete with Motor, Gearbox,
SwitchGear and Bed-Plate for Albion Factory (Re-advertised)

These products should be supplied in accordance with specifications and
requirements detailed in Tender Documents

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages

jTender Package can be purchased and uplifted from the Purchasing Manager
Factories at the address below

Materials Maniagemeti Departmeimi
Factory Section
Ogle
F "'asI Co S C I T;-rara

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AUTO International the
American Spare Parts Dealer
and Service in all American,
European and Japanese
Spares. Automatic & standard
transmissions specialist. Tel.
223-0145, 225-5509. 628-
9793.


HALF price offer for
Cosmetology classes, starting
21 May City Mall. Call Roxie's
- 227-8538, 622-4386.
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.


ANN BEAUTY SALON.
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummin-s Street Bourda.
2 23-84 5 2 ......... ....................................
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
NAYELLI School of
Cosmetology is now offering a
special 3 months Cosmetology
package. Also evening classes
in Acrylic Nails, Air Brush and
basis Haircutting. Special
courses in Barbering starting
Sunday. May 6. Time 10 am
to 1 pmrn. Tel.'226-2124 or visit
at 24 New Market Street. North
C/burg Limited space
available.


FOR PROFESSIONAL
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services .- Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales-Centre 6D 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs
wvw.kerstings.org.



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272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar C.'.-r-';"- r: We accept
Master. :.I Amrerican
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classes. Subjects offered: Maths.
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HAVING HOOK PAIN. CAN I
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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 Croaw
Street,S tabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. Call 227-3869. 227-
3835, 227-7560. 622-8162, 611-
9038.
LEARN TO DRIVE AT
SHALOM DRIVING SCHOOL.
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek.
You can also obtain an
International Driver's Permit. For
more information, call 227-3869,
227-7560, 227-3835, 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.



SALE! Novels/story books,
etc. Also rent and X-change. Call
Juliette's Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.



CHAIRS to rent for barbers
or hair dressers also renting
.chairs for nails technicians. TeF
225-5426, 644-3555.
PRIME land available for
mining in Aremu (Cuyuni),
Takatu (Puruni) and Mora Mora
(Puruni). Contact tel. # 225-
2535, 626-6909. 642-7963.



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hamstring and calf muscle pain
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FREE contact optical Lens
prescription Contact Lens from
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stamps in hour trophy Stal.
Bcrla M la-ket 225-30 623-
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VISIT Roxie's Royal Hair
Fashion in the City Mall. Regent
and Camp Streets. For more
information and appointments.
call Tricia 227-7525 or 227-
8538.


SPIRITUAL help from
Suriname for sickness,
problems. evil, etc. Tel. 220-

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accumulators. Contact
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Phone # 266-2171.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
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Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced also your kero range
change to gas. 220-4073/664-
23327
REPAIRS done to fridges
washing machines. gas stoves.
AC units, etc. Tel # 223-7975 or
666-2276 Kirk.

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re '1, 225-1?4o v, 622f-.18
Canada. 41-- 43!t It5'
t/v1wredpo bY tie Candii.r (nGvl
10 r it'n",:t')it f.',.

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamet
on 2 3-059-1, 667-6644.
FOR low cost air conditioner,
refrigerator, microwave, freezers,
drink and water coolers, water
heater and washing machine
repairs and servicing. Call 231-
3547..225-4822, ...624.-0004.
REPAIRS to refrigerators.
freezers, washing machines. etc.
All jobs done on site with three
months limited warranty. N. K.
Electrical Services. Naziin Khan.
Tel. 270-4595. 626-2847
BLUE Printing automobiles
offering mechanical Services.
WVe dol horne service to vehicles
generator, etc. For reliable
mechanical priceses. Call tel.
660-2493. ,-.' .p:r,:, are done by
certified Mechanic.



LABOURERS FOR
SAWMILL IN KWAKWANI AREA.
TEL. 684-7212.
TRUCK/Canter Driver. Apply
in person. P. Ramroop & Sons.
23 Lombard St.
1 MAID, APPLY 172 EAST
FIELD DRIVE, NANDY PARK.
EBD.
VACANCIES EXrSTS FOR
TABLE-HAND AT PEARL'S
BAKERY TEL. 231-5816
DRIVERCa L nlor DriL-r. Aply
i.;; :,S ," :' R'mfOO & Son'-

VACANC EXIST FOR
W ASH BA ATTENDANTS
(MALES & FEMALES) CALL
625-43?02

expe'ienc;ed Couk a 'd P 'astiy
Maker. one Donmestc person. Calf
231-6355
SEvlNG machine e operators
Kent G- 'rnr'. e Facto'r.
Plas ance Ftu1b, Roa. ECD -
225-94Ci'
Office, ,a s:.-t. CX
Enaiisr ard ilat- ara ,s n o s-
D Lama A.--nue. Be; \r P-ii.
225-4492 i225-940-
FOR Porters, Sale, ris. u1 v
& Secunv Guards Ap; AvinaYs
Complex. Water Street 'ai 226-
",361 227-7829
DRIVER'Expedir.' vaiid
Drivers Licence. Police
Ciearance .wo referr es Aae
3u & over Cail 225-, 4
ONE male secure i guard So
wurk in the Inlenor.i Cc )etwee'
9 am and 4 pm 225-7 Mkrn
Saturday
SALESGIRLS AND
SALESBOYS. ALSO ORTER
BOYS. CALL 231-7C


\/ACANCIES exist for
Security Guards at National
Security Service. Appxly at 80
Seaforth Street.
Campbellville. Tel 227-3540
SEWING Machine
Operators. Drafter'cutter.
porters. mechanic, carpenters.
. ... -i ,,. ... D Lam a
... i -,. Park 225-
4492.
MALE & female Singers.
Handymen iboy). security
guard, person to work in Record
Shop. Apply Majestics 226-
6432.
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker, 1 male Table Hand
Baker. Contact Hurry's Pastry
Palace, Lot 2 Bel Air Village.
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
227-6270.
ACCOUNTS CLERK to
work in Kwakwani, Logging
Camp. CXC Accounts or 3
years Book-keeping
experience. Tel. 623-9889 or
225-2471
DRIVER. Must have truck.
van, tractor & lorry Licence, 3
yrs. experience. Apply to Lens
- Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/vile
with written application and 2
references.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English. 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with. written application to
Lens Sheriff & Fourth Streets.
Civile.
1 HANDYMAN, 1 live-in
Babysitter, 2 Waitress, 1
Barman, 1 Stock taker for 2
days. Attractive salary. Bahama
Breeze. Tel. 231-42140, 226-
8737.
SEWING machine
Operators, Cashiers, Porters,
Mechanic. Carpenters. Guard/
Gardeners. D. Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492. 225-
9404.__ ..
CLEANER. Computer
Operators. Requirements:
Maths and En glish. 1 & 2
Microsoft Office. Send
applications to: Internet World,
16 'B Duncan St.. Newtown.
Kitty, Georgetown..
VACANCIES exist or full.
rtime and part- time Teachers
in the following subjects:
Spanish, Business
Communicate., E,,.,I;:I, A/B.
Information -. ., ,..., aid
Social Studie: I send
written application and CV to
PO Box 101652
SECURITY GUARDS
n. ... :l: .riuld have at
"-,: relevant
experience.'a recent Police
Clearance. Interested prsoiIs
are asked to apply in Ipersonri
to. Guyana Fuiritii e
Manufacturing Ltd i6
industrial Esate.
Beterverwagting. East Cuast
Demeiara
VACANCIES exisl fo thri
S, I one senior Ac.cointIs
S ne Junior Accountii ,
S r one Salesclcrk. on"r
Clerk Pr CIous
,x pe r ienc ,-- r P I" 1 '
;'iers ( 1 56
*er',fi Street Georgctt';vn
ACCOUNTS CL.ERK-
S >'XC siublects IG d.j+ i .& .,
, andI Ar!...;nI,
Sand C inrliputi
L teac, wvoci be yI definite auu.
'ier'ested person, are asked t1
Fmjniimr [, Man-fa(< ijrnnj Ltd .Q
lnd rus i r r sim n! ,
BctervorPr p, ingr. East Crist
De I'. rrara

'3 .r n t' >, G u a r dc 8 O ff : r< f .

can reapply iNewr Dvnarfri1 S8
---*- ,- L'oc.tionsJ NATION
I -F 1- ntac! Maryann RKs
security Services 172 Light l&
Charlotte Streets -.
Tel. 226-7511. .-
One (1) Female Off(ce
/'ssistani Mfvust ha'e knowledge
cf Payroll. NIS Filing and rnmst
e computer literate Must be
rIt'.eern the ages of 25 and 30
.ears old Musf have knowledge
f Maths & English and at least
,-o 2; years working expenencse
; c:iv in pCerson with a writer,
appliBation aird two (2) references
Len s. 136 Sheriff & Fourth
Ss Civile Tel' 227-2486


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13, 2007 21
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VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk, Salesclerk.
Must have experience in
hardware and electrical. One
Security Guard. Apply with
written application Hamson
General Store, 116 Regent
Road Bourda
RECEPTIONIST.
requirements-: must have at
least three 13) CXC subjects,
including ng lish: must be
computer literate with working
knowledge of Microsoft Word
and Excel: should have at least
three (3) years relevant work
experience. Interested persons
are asked to apply in person to:
Guyana Furniture
Manufacturing Ltd. urnitu60
Industrial Estate,'
Beterverwagting, East Coast
Demerara.
APPLICATIONS are
invited from suitably qualified
persons for the vacant positions
of: Security Guards must be
able-bodies. Billing & Delivery
Clerks (between the ages of 21
and 35 years). Safes staff
preferably male).
Requirements Applicants must
have a sound secondary
background and previous
experience will be an asset
Apply In person with
application 2
recommendations (one of
which must be from the last
place of employment) and a
valid Police Clearance to: The
Managing Director. United
Investment Trading Co. Ltd.
200 Camp Street.
Georgetown.
APPLICATIONS are
invited from interested females
to fill the position below:
Administrative Assistant.
Qualifications maximum of
5 subjects CXC or equivalent
inclusive of Mathematics and
English Language, at least two
years experience in a similar
position, good written and oral
communication skills, must be
computer literate. The
successful applicant will be
expected to display a high level
of efficiency in coordinating
the work of he organization at
the national level and to work
with 'the minimum of
supervision. Remuneration is
based on qualifications and
ex erience. Application along
with two recent references
should be forwarded to the
address below on or before
June 16. 2007. Ameera -
NACOSA c/o CIOG, Thomas
Lands, Woolford Avenue.
Georgetown. Tel. # 225-8654.
225-6167.



GOING CHEAP. Dowding
St., Kitty Large house lot L
- 137x w 22 with approved
plans for three houses. $6
million neM. Call # 226-1742
or 623-13 7. "
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale. near the public
road. Prime location, 2 miles
from V/Hoop Stelling.
Reasonable Price. Tel. # 225-
7670 or 254-0397.
QUEENSTOWN, corner -
$33M. Lamaha Gardens -
$15M, Prashad Nagar $11M.
Eccles $8M, Sheriff Street -
$55M. Republic Park, double
lot- $28M, KEYHOMES 231-
8469, 684-1852.
TWO house lots at
Meadow Bank EBD $2M
LAND OF CANAAN 80 acres of
transported developed land
with man made lake (850' x-380'
x8') 12,000 of canals (28' x 7')
bond (75' x 44') and one
concrete house. Property can
be sold in blocks or parcels of
ten 910) acres $3.2M per acre
Wills Realty 9")7^ --
A-44, A o-< 12, 627-

EARL'S Court $5M.
double lot,-Alberttowr 16 x
28 reduced from $9M, $6 8M.
Meadow Brook reduced from
$9.5M to $7.5M. 7 acres of land
over looking the Atlantic
US$350 000. Be! Air Springs.
double lot USS140 000. 1
acre of lai.d. close to Sheriff
for hospital school, hotel, gas
station USS180 000. Prashad
Nagar double lot US$70 000
Happy Acres lot $7 5M.
Atlantic Gdns. $6.5M. Eccles
- SI0M. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2C26. 226-3068.
225-2709.
QUEENSTOWN 100 x
100 110.000 sq. ft ) neg.
Counda Park (double lot) $35
000 Ouoim:na St. (double lot).
Cu ,mii'" LBI. Earls Court.
single and oouu 1ots.I
GuySuCo Gardens, (120 x 8z),
Lilendaal 2 %, acres. Pere St ,
Kitty Double lot S19M. Call
Up-to-the-minute Realty. Teii
Fax 227-0721 Office 225-
8097. Cell 684-7229. Email
upl"h-l-erty 2-)7@yahox cOm


D'ANDRADE St. & Street
Middleton 142 x 31 '/-.Cell
654-0630.
Lombard and Leopold
Streets, for bond scrap iron,
lumber yard. Tel. 225-6361, 227-
4479.
LAND FOR SALE. LAND
FOR SALE OLEANDER Gardens
- 89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349
QUEENSTOWN 60 ft. x
60 ft., 11 ft. driveway, fenced,
excavator $10.6 million
negotiable. 642-4827.
QUEENSTOWN $10M,
Diamond Scheme $2M,
Atlantio Gardens S6.5M,
Covent Gardens $5M neg.,
Linden Highway, 30 acres $6M.
Tel. 646-5231



SINGLE person to share
apartment. Call 612-2852.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat.
Lamaha Gdns Tel. 642-7684.
FOR rent one bottom flat
in residential area Contact
Rojer 623-6677
SPACES for business or
offices, etc. Centrally located in
G/town. Call 225-7131, 664-
7525.
1 2-BEDROOM house
Vigilance, North, ECD. $16 000.
Contact Abiola 660-2219.
CAMPBELLVILLE ONE-
BEDROOM APARTMENT.
PHONE 225-8490.
BUSINESS space
Queenstown ground floor 800 sq.
ft. Immediately. 642-4827.
FURNISHED flat to rent
overseas visitors. Call 226-0242.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
226-1640.
LG ground floor business to
rent in Kitty. Ideal for school,
internet, bond, supermarket, etc.
Tel.. electricity, generator. Call
225-0571.
1 3-BEDROOM house, self-
contained. Dennis St., Sophia.
Tel. 6Z1-3094.
FURNISHED house
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
1 3-BEDROOM house, self-
contained. Dennis St., Sophia.
Tel. 621-3094.
2 APARTMENTS IN
BLYGEZIGHT AREA. CONTACT,
TEL. 223-9070.
SHORT TERM RENTALS
FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS.
PHONE 225-9944.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthlv. Tel 663-6338.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
S NEWTOWN. Kittv -
furnished apartment suited for
visitors, Tel. 621-3438. 609.
4899..
FURNISHED FLATS FOR
OVERSEAS VISITORS. PHONE
227-2995. KITTY.
786 2-bedroom apt.,
Station St., Kitty 36k. Phone -
226-8028.
SELF-CONTAINN P
apartment i- es. furnished
or unfurnished. Tel. 233-2770.
BEL Air Park, fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
TI. i -i -' with all modern
a,'.- 642-0636.
REGENT St. business
place, large and secure ground
door for any type of businesses
642-0636.
BOTTOM flit 3-bedroom
- $80 000 ne. ,j-1vi2. !,G-
and cold, self co' gainedd etc
Tel. 628-6855
REPUBLIC Park 4-
bedroom upp flat on storage
bond One business piac
233-616C.
PRASHAD NAGAR 3-
BEDROOM unfurnished house .
$80 000. Tn e 226-1192. 623-
7742
C/VILLE 4-BEDROOM
APARTMENT $50 000. Tel.
226-1192, 623-7742.
APARTMENTS to rent -
- n 1n1ri- furnished and
Hrasnau .,. .- .
semi-furnished -AC. ,,i
shower Call 618-3222.
ONE 2-bed'coom house fo,
-nt Anna Cat' er:n .a, Sea View.
Vest Coast DC-. ra Nc 562-
'388- Dolly


ONE three-bedroom bottom
flat. situated at D'Urban St.
Wortmanville. Phone No. 231-
6270 from 5 pm._ _
FURNISHED ROOM -
DECENT SINGLE WORKING
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.) _
2-BEDROOM furnished -
$80 000, 3- bedroom house by
itself, fully furnished USS700.
Wills Realty. Tel. # 227-2612.
647-0856.
FURNISHED 2-bedroom
and 1- bedroom flats in Queen
St., Kitty (Seawall view).
Suitable for overseas visitors.
Tel. 227-1871 or 646-2939.
SE M I -F U RN I S H ED
apartments 2- bedroom and
single bedroom. Contact
Number 226-1249 or 621-6229.
Ask for Mrs. Matthews or Neal.
FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84' x 32'1 large
yard space, suitable for car mart.
processing plant, factory, storage.
etc. Public Road. Mc Doom
Village. Phone 233-0570.
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325.
612-9574. Kingston. 3-bedroom
- $60 000, Robb S. 2-bedroom
- $50 000. F,-,q St. $80 000
business), : *.r. St. US$1 000
business).
PRASHAD Nagar $25 000
(parking Civille $45 000, Kitty
- $35 000. Queenstown $50
000. Furnished $26 000 $45
000. Call 231-6236.
HUSTONVILLE. EBD -
residential newly built concrete
building, 3-luxurious-bedroom
mansion, fully furnished -
US$800 monthly. Ederson's -
226-5496.
LOT 60 Back St., Mc. Doom,
EBD upper and lower flat. Tel.
231-2743, 616-1722.
FULLY furnished apartments
- short term and long term-rental,
AC, parking, internet. security
and phone. wo bedrooms. Tef.
# 231-8748, 222-6494, 615-
1525.______
UNFURNISHED three-
bedroom top flat with one self-
contained bedroom and all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
SELF-CONTAINED rooms
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call-665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
3-BEDROOM with 1 self-
contained room furnished
bottom flat Seaforth St. Price
neg. Tel. 227-0819.
NEW two-bedroom
apartment withgarage in central
Georgetown. Tel. 225-0268.
649-4855.
FURNISHED 1 & 2-
BEDROOM apartments for
overseas visitors long or short
term. Call 222-6510, 623-3404
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette.
barber shop internet cafe, salon.
etc. V/hoop. Call 225-7073. 225-
6430.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville for. overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel. 227-
1830. 629-5946
UNFURNISHED 2-bedroom
bottom Arapaima St., Guyhoc
Park. Toilet and bath, sitting
room, etc. $35 000 monthly.
Tel. 623-8656.
BOTTOM flat in Grove. EBD
- 2 bedrooms, living room.
kitchen, spacious yard, all
modern amenities. From June
1, 2007. Tel, 266-2547
PRIME BUSINESS AREA -
Regent Street. 3-bedroom top
flat (unfurn.) $80 000, Regent
St. Tel. 226-5999, 653-5722.
TOP FLAT. SOUTH ROAD -
$50 000 & $40 000.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
1852.
BEL AIR PARK, EXECUTIVE
- US$800. JACUZZI, ETC.
KEYHOMES 231-8469. 684-
1852
BUSINESS space suitable
or Internet cafe or non-alcoholic
on Main 1 R6 d. Tel. 226-1964,
668-1106-
FULLY furnished spaiC;Cdls
twv.o-bedroom apartment in
Lamaha Park USS400 per
month. Tel. 642-0641.
FURNISHED Arerican
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple oc single person $4
000,/5 000 per day. Call
231-6429. 622-5776
3-BEDROOM apartrm.-t
f'" r." raig St
C n" _i '- for overseas
u... hot term Call Tel. 223-
1329.
ONE fu:i:y furnished 2-
bedroom top fiat to rent, short
term or ;'c.rg term Alexander
V'..-e C -, 2r-22046S or 668-
27"7


OFFICES to let from 150 sq
ft. at Maraj Buiioina. Charlotte
& Kings Sts. Cali 225-3198. 259-
0953_
BOTTOM flat business new
Anglet Canal No. 2 Poider, WBD.
Tel. 669-1866, 267-2690.
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat house, situated at
129. Amla Avenue. Prashad.
Contact 645-1976 & 612-8337.
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellv ile for overseas guest.
Short term. Call Tel. 227-7830.
629-5946..___-- __
ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long term basis from
sixty thousand monthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-0336 or
231-4110
3-BEDROOM HOUSE bv
itself $75 000, 1 top flat. fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel 227-3551 647-0856
UNFURNISHED three-
bedroom top flat with all
conveniences K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-C545, 642-0636
2-BEDROOM bottom ?fat
fully secured, tied. GCuvSiCo
Gardens, Turkeve.n $65 000
Tel. Ganesh 231-8469. 611-
0315.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat $30 000. Middle Road. La
Penitence, single person or
couple preferred. (No agent).
Tel. 227-0328.
SUBRYANVILLE 2-
bedroom fully furnished, upper
flat apartment. Secured,'AC.
telephone, parking, hot and
cold. Call 613-6005, 226-1457
SUBRYANVILLE furnished
three bedroom upper flat.
Phone, air condition, overseas
visitors. Short or long term.
Phone 226-8629, 684-6730-
WE have highly residential
houses in status quo areas in
and around Georgetown. Call
SUGRIM'S REAL ESTATE
AGENCY 226-4362.
ONE Business place to rent
in Charlotte Street (bottom fiat).
Ideal for business or office,
restaurant. internet cafe Tel.
225-5426. cell 644-3555.
FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84 x 32), suitable
for processing plant. factory
storage etc at Public Road Mc
Doom. Phone 226-1903.
EXISTING restaurant $160
000 per month or business space
- $1SO 000 per month. Located
at the corners of Cummings &
Sixth Streets. Tel. 225-4709.
STUDIO APARTMENT IN
GATED COMMUNITY fullv
furnished. SAFE. QUIET AND
DECENT NEIGHBOURHOOD -
G$70 000. Norbert deFreitas -
231-1506, 642-5874.
ONE three bedroom unfurl.
House on Main St.. New
Amsterdam. basic utilities
available $50 000 per month.
Wills Realty. contact-Natasha
233-1109.
LG.4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master. 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 000, others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
226-2372.
ATLANTIC Gds., Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom, tome't
& bath. bottom flat, parking lot,
large yard space. Price neo. Tel:
220-7879, 610-4560 -
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantfc
Gardens. Price -$ S100 000 to S250
000 neb. CEnquiries l9s. Call 221-

ONE four bedroom fully
fu.n. House in residential area
four AC's. four balconies.
telephone etc.Nandy Park -
US$1500. Wills Realty 227-
2612. 627-8314.
LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, close to Sheriff
St. Fully furnished with AC. hot
& cold bath. etc. Transportation
available. Call 226-8990. 615-
1203.
QUEENSTOWN. fully furrshead
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with Da.-
ing space to rent. Suitable fo- over-
seas visitors on shuoC term bass- T-i #
226-5137!227-1843
FURNISHED and unfurniso-ed
apartments one, two, ihree & o er
bedroa s. Queertoi.vn res ni:.
from U25 per day. long term a
available. Teo. 244225- t ,
T W 0 3 E D R D 0 M
apartment, newly painted Ligh.
water, telephone. B'-,t -
Vigiol ance N 2-.r na
CD- -$22 00
per D,.th. Decent couple with
one child or decent bacheeor.
Call 274-0207. 274-0941, 626-
5787. 668-1354.
ONE-BEDROOV bottom flat
apartment with in side t;oiet.
bath. kitchen. irn, nouarters.
SPrivate yard sitjaated at 47
DUrban St.. Wortn .anvilie.
Serious enquiries Working
couple preferred Ca'i 225-108-,

ceii o ,-i- i a I


EXECUTIVE RENTAL BEL
AIR GARDENS BEL AIR
SPRINGS SUBkYANVILLE,
SECTION *k' CAMPBELLVILLE,
QUEENSTOWN, COURIDA
PARK, KITTY top fiat $80 000,
EAST STREET bottom flat
residence doctors office,
CUMMINGS ST. (business) -
$160, HIGH STREET -
(busines, HUGE BOND G/
town KITTY (business). TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
SUBRYANVILLE 4-
bedroom fully furnished home -
US$1 500. UNIVERSITY
GARDENS great 5-bedroom.
partly furnished home USS3
00. LA PENITENCE large
office with bond -attached.
rentinat a aive away price.
MIDDLE STREET down town.
nice 3-bedroom, can be used as
office and residence US$1 500
and lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for -Home with Style."
OFFICE spaces in central
business area. Camp SL US$1
000; Charlotte St US$1 0001
USS750: respectively Kingsteo
USS' 000. Kitty suitable ior
supermarket hardware
electric; spare parts *outaue
etc. 220 000 g Newa markett
St.. two-flat concrete cuild!g bv
itself USS1 200 per rm.onthn
Wills Realty 227-2612. 627-
8314. 647-0856
EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park, 184 EpinqAve. & Kaieteur
Rd. Immaculate. modern.
convenient, secure spacious.
fully grilled & air-conditioned. 1
master and 2 bedrooms. 3 '/1
baths, double garage, etc
agents. embassies and
international organizations are
all welcome. Call 277-3814.
225-4413. 646-9319. 619-9972.
614-0949 or
sharonxs@nyc.rrcom
ONE eight-bedroom
executive fully fur. property to let
in prime residential area. razor
wire mounted on fence.
generator in place. 4 ACs. hot
and cold water, filtered water
throughout the building, etc, one
two-bedroom one tevei concrete
house, new. Grove $35 000.
pier month, one two-bedroom
lower flat newly constructed in
Bourda $80000 per month: one
two-bedroom semi-fur, lower fiat
- US$600 US$1 000, middle
floor 1 000 sq ft. approx.
US$750; two bedroom lower flat.
Robb St., Bourda US$600:
two-bedroom lower flat, Camp
St. $45 000, entire concrete
building and compound, North
Cummingsburg Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
CAMP STREET FLAT $45
000, Area Q Turkeyen. furnished
- US$1 300. Georgetown
concrete building suitable for
resident/office US$1 200
BUDDY COMPOUND
Providence two buildings
together USS1 500. Mandeia'
Alexander Village suitable for
restaurant $70 000. BARR
STREET large COMMERCIAL
BUILDING US$2 500
EXECUTIVE PLACES Bel Air
Park, Bel New Haven, Happy
Acres, Eccles, Continental Park.
OFFICE SPACESIBOND AREA.
PROPERTIES FOR SALE -
Kingston. Wright Lane with land
- 10 x 100 S48M. North Road
before Camp Street $25M. C,'
ville corner CONCRETE HOUSE
with land 160 x 60 $16M.
Duncan Street on doue !ots -
S30M, Section K, renovated two
families $18M, Bel Air Park -
S27M. Bel Air Springs, Republic
Park Continen'tal. AA Eccles.
Meadow Bank $8.5M. South
Ruimveldt, Atiantic Gardens four
bedrooms 0 1 S-. ULAND
t-UR SALE Enmore $2.4M
Diamond BB $9G0 000. LBI
Earl Court 100 x 100 S5M.
Water Street $35M- Atlantic
Gardens $6M. Haopy Acres 2.5.
Lots $21oM. Le Ressouvenir -
S36M. Others. Mentore/Sinqh
Realty 225-1017f623-6136U
JEWANRAM REALTY&
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SERVICE. TEL. 227-1988 270-
4470. 623-6431 Emai.
jewanal@yahoo.com RENTALS
- execuTive residence, office.
bond others, Atlantic Gardens -
US$1 000 USS800. US$400.
Happy Acres US2 500. Le
Ressbuvenir US$2 500.
Queenstown USS3 500.
Regent St.. Officesbond USI$1
000. Aiberttown USS1 500.
Republic Park US$1 000. Bei
Air Park USS2 000, USS900.
Prashad Naqar. Caricom
Gardens US$'r 500. Bivgezinh
- US$1 000. New Proy-Tienc2 -
US$2 500. Diamond I.-.
500. lo'i" G"- $35
uuU. Section IK
Campbellville US$650 Eccles
AA US$1 200, Charlestown -
US l 000. Kitty US$1 000
US$600, Larmaha Park -.
US$500. OTHERS East St -
$75 000. Turkeyen $65 000.
Nandy Park S45 000. BVBe!
Air $65 000. Oueenstown $50
000. Eccles $40 000"S35 00G
$30 000. Non Pariel'Courbarne
Park $35 000, Farm (Park)- $65
000. Pouderoven $30Mi$25M
LBI $35 000. Brickdam $60
000 (office). La Grange S35
000 plus bond soacp ar ..--


SHERIFF STREET -US$2
000/JS$1 200. KEYHOMES -
231-8469/684-1852.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
DUrban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street. Newtown and 575
Section 'A' Block 'X Diamond
EBD. Call 227-3064. 233-
2175. 623-1562.
BUSINESS premises -
Quamina St.. Charlotte St.,
residential- Crcig St Repubic
Par aps Cvmile. Bei Ar Park.
D'Urban St. Lodge 225-0502,
225-5782. 609-2302. 233-
5711.
DIPLOMAT or company
executive house in tidy
location, also well maintained
apartments f6r professionals
Business or school property
more details. Call Excellence
Realty 227-8010. 625-7090
72 B Station Street.
Railway Line. Kitty. 2-bedroomn
furnished bottom flat. 16
Sheriff Street. Campbellvdlle.
1 self- contain' bedroom
Contact N,-o:a Bacchus
Tee phone No 9 226-5355
227-0805 223-2! 3
OFFICE cr b.s n e- s.-,ce
.c at -d .r; "- --. ,.. at
'Ae'k-en-Rust. G town C.on-act
Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysaale Forde on Tel. 22.-
1656 or 227-0676 during
Office hours.
4-BEDROOM. 2-storey
house. 2 ',I ba;hs. parking.
residential, etc. -f US$800:
furnished '3-bedroom
residential home @ US$1 800:
furnished 2-bedroom top!
bottom apts. @ US$60.
residential. Others. Call 226-
2372.
TOP FLAT semi-fumished.
3 btroomsr $60400 ne0 House
byitself $95-000. A. P -
US$1 200. Section K' US$700
- US$00,. 35 000. $45
o000,$5 oo, S65 00 roorns.
bond, office business. Tel-227
8932. 225-2709,623-2591.



REGENT ST. $36M. TEL
226-1192, 623-7742.
CORNER, NANDY PARK
- $15M. NICE. GANESH -
611-0315
232 SOUTH Road.
Bourda, Georgetown. Guyana.
Inquiries tel 227-7977.
















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REPUBLIC PARK,
DOUBLE LOT $28M.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
1852.
ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small amn in
Timenri. Phone 642-9947
LAND WITH 2 HOUSES AT
41 AGRICULTURE RD..
TRIUMPH SIDELINE DAM,
CALL 263-5338.
BE'_ Air Sprigs -
533M neaotrabie
Keyhomes 231-84&9
611-0315. GANESH.
FOR sale by owner
pertyat Pubtl Road De
H.-op. Mahaeca. ECD Cal
3 2717
.,,MUUW Bank rwo-
storey, concrete building
transport avaiiablei 641.
4295. 622-7859
LOW Income houses for
sie in Berbice. S2.6M Tel
227-4551, 682-2559
OGLE $4M STM,
iouston $4M, Kit S4.5M,
7S.5M, S7.5M. Tucvdie -
S-8 5M.. S0OM. Alberttown -
S4M Call 231-6236
2-STOREY concrete
executive house Budd s
Scheme. Pro-ion- C*
reg Tel. 611-0315 Ganesh.


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GORDON STREET $5M,
KITTY $13M, ECCLES -
$17M. KEYHOMES 231-
8469, 684-1852.
NEW BEL AIR PARK -
$25M. SUBRYANVILLE -
$15M. KINGSTON $80M,
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
1852.
PROPERTY for sale at 207
Barr St.. Kitty. behind Odessy
Restaurant. Call Zena at 227-
0165 or 648-0340 $8 million.
TWO properties in
Queenstown for sale S17M
neg. Desire repairs. Properties
for S14M upwards. Tel. 225-
2626/231-2064.
FOUR (4)-bedroom house
upstairs include toilet and
bathroom. Kitchen downstairs.
arage. Tel No 647-0257.
233-2282
ONE goinq business
-.r.-.. -: )ne secured beautifully
,.i' .',:,. one three-bedroomn
house full_ a. ii in New
Amsterdam. ,* 500.
TRANSPORTED ,.-,r r Ir
front building with .:. i-,
'ontained three-bedroom
apartment, no repair, vacant
.possession. 642-0636.
NO agent call Mrs.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-2566
to view 6-bedroom, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 110-
240v. Suits 2 families, large
land.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
$15M neg.. Guvhoc Park S10M
neg., Rome. E.B. Bank S10M
neg.. Bel Air $13M neg. Tel.
646-5231.
ONE concrete property in
the vicinity of Uamp and
Middle Sts.. repairs suited for
doctor's residence and home *
$15M neg, Phone Mr. Indhall
618-4716, 225-5198 or Ms.
King 225-2626, 225-2068
ENCLOSED L-shaoe
douLtle1 I-.-- ;de and side with
two d i I, 1:. ard transported
Lot of yard ,pace (1) lot 210
x 50'1 (2' 1 140 x 40 total
area 350' x 90' in a central
area. Public Road, Me. Doorn
Phone 233-0570.
C/VILLE $14M Bel Air
Park $25M. $30M & S50M,
Queenstown S15M. REGENT
ST. $36M neg Eccles -
$45M Tel 226-1192. 623-
7742.
HOUSE and :and. Eccies
Public Rd. about 20 000 sq ft..
4 bedrooms. 5 bathrooms.
office area. bond, drive-in
j -; i big yard space $47M..
S1 1-2423. 641-7073
^.LLI 2-FLAT. back
PROi r-. 1107 DUroan St ,
Wei. ,' Pust. Close to Smyith
St. F S6 ..- i 1. I 1- el.
218-1344 .. .. *:. 626-
1095.
CrnpRobb 3 2-storey
,, ,., c. deai 4-storey
supermarket. subiei 20 mini
malis. wi n -pa, n.. rtc r -
S26M/USS130 Ederon si
226-5496
SOESDYKE Public Rd
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion Area for -"nnri-
swimmin pool i .. 1.1
USS65 00(0 Ederson's 226-
5496.
HAVE vou buildings for
sale' AA Eccies. Central Gi
town, Republic Park we have
bu ers US dollars Ederson's
226-5496
F -.EE, E.. ,i rket 2-
store L....I, 11 : ,;-,M $50MW
1 JS$50 000. Ov r needs
medical Ederson s 226-
5496.
GUYANESE overse-as
owners of buildings. trying to
managing their propertyv/
loosing. millions. Edersor.
Realty has professional
management services. 226-
5496.
STABROEK. Br-rkd;:m 2-
;torey corner builc.;.n Ide'al
doctors cliBmic. mericar cento.
MsU.-rance. inrerne. ;a;* S26M-
US13000 EAereon's 26-
54916.
C0' tERSEASiGuyan, -
dcoiors; ,-ho want rew hospi
oni pul" ,a., X-rays. burnt ui. t
h','v.-ett o w eiv 540M nel ..
3US.s.0 ;:"0 Ederson's
2..26-54B
""', ' centrall. Idteal 5 3-

:1',It. n Ion -* rent pays
:: -t'n. - 70M ..0 g'_
.'. Ectdson's m%-
4146.
LAL'S REALTY 2' '-
F325 612-9574 .:.n '"tr' -
.3v1, Bel Air Pa! -:
,l.-Vle St. $65M, North Road
5 SAerff St. S4M. New Road
.ICD S3t '1 & S70M neg.,
Elmnore 7TA ,' nnandaie --
S5 5M. GOo.' H ope S.-hi.
'....nan S9 Friend y p.
S.u ....Sl- Cranea .--
330M


T FgOR SALE


PARIKA prime commercial
area, 3 buildings, for any
business, general store, mall or
international hotel invest wisely
$85M neg. 226-5496.
COGHLAN'DAM vacant flat
concrete building, 3 bedrooms
with all modern convenience -
$5.3M. Ederson's 226-5496.
ENTERPRISE Garden.
business investment, new 2-
storey concrete building.
bottom general store S8.5M/
US$42 OOD. Ederson's 226-
5496.
ATLANTIC Garden vacant
new 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $-15MIUS$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.



















NON PARIEL, ECD 2-storey
concrete modern design
mansion. front lawn for tennis.
swimming $14M/US$70 000.
Ederson s -_226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt vacant
new 2-flat concrete buildings. 4
luxurious bedrooms. are" for
tennis, swimming $12.5M/
US$62 000. Ederson's 226-
5496.
NORTH Rd. vacant 2-storev
concrete building. ,1.1 1
insurance. interne i.1''
US$125 000. Ederson's 226-
5496.---__
CROAL, Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6- luxurious-
bedroom mansion Ideal
international hotei S65M,'
USS325 000, Ederson's 226-
5496.
BB-ECCLES vacant new
2-storey concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion, parking. AC
$30M/USS150 000. Ederson's
226-5496
KINGSTON, near Foreign
embassies colonial mansion
IdNea! international! hotel S85M.
LUSS425 000. Ederson's 226-
5496.
NEW Hope, EBD Road
River. Wharf. Lo ships, ware
house, active general store
312M/USS60 000. Ederson's -
226-5496.
BRICKDAM local, overseas
religious organisation. Ideal
buildingg for any religious
function or any oth b" 'rceaions
on 3 house lots ti11 Lizr _'..
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ANNANDALE THREE-
BEDROOM TWO-STOREY
HOUSE NEWLY RENOVATED
WITH L6T 50 X 100 FT. ASKING
$4.9M. CALL 225-5591,
MAHAICONY CREEK -
THREE BEDROOM HOUSE AND
LAND FROM MAHAICONY
CREEK WITH SIX ACRES RICE
LAND. ASKING $4.9M. CALL -
225-559..-
i --EAUTFUL PROPERTY IN
GUYSUCO GARDENS
BETWEEN UG ROAD AND
CARICOM H/Q. TEL. 226-8148.
625-1624.
2-STOREY concrete and
Wooden house for sale recently
:rnovated. Middle St., South
Cumrningsburg. Tel. 654-3285.
BEL AIR Park $22M and
P32M. Courida Park, corner -
60M, Oleander Gardens -
50M neg. KEYHOMES 231-
8469. 684-1852.
T HR E E 8 E D R O0 OM
COTTAGE quiet. safe
neighbourhood in Georgetown,
front house. Asking $8 Norbert
deFreitas 642-5874.
NEW house ftlly furnished.
2.5 bath, central AC. 25 mrtes
from Disney World. Florida. Price
US$294 000 or neg Phone
No. 954-294'7373
4-BEDROOM concrete &
Wooden house. >i'v st.
(!.'harlestow*n, form:- Rudv s
L .oor Restaurant ci.mier tos -
$S( 1 r neg. Contact 227-62,-0
EXCLUStVE NEW MEDICAL
Cli iic on West Demerara
inc *din LaboratoryiX-Ray
mac AineECG nacnns.airig
roor r/ena=-gen.y "-satr!ew1
.r.i;'p, y::. v. FV'r iso.'IF
oimf..E. cal
ttlptothsauni~erealty T.Fa
27-072 -' Office 225-08C97
Cell 684-722'9- Ems,
UTVIowi--- -


GARNETT STREET FRONT
PROPERTY IDEAL FOR
BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE
WITH LAND SPACE $13.5M.
TEL. 226-1192, 623-7742.
TWO properties in
Queenstown for sale S17IM.
neg. Desire repairs. Properties
for $14M upwards. Tel. 225-
2626/231-2064.
SALE. We have properties
for all purposes starting from S8
million upwards. Take action
according to your faith only.
Phone Mrs Persaud God
Favorite Realty 225-5198.
225-3068, 22o-2709. 225-
2626. 618-4716.
HAPPY ACRES modern
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted. four-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold.' ,- 1 ,'
Yi-i- house 28 x
S I00'.
TRANSPORTED concrete
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartments. no repairs. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency.- 225-
0545. 642-063V.
ONE concrete property in
the vicinity of Camp and Middle
Sts., repairs suited for doctor's
residence and home $15M
neg. Phone Mr. Indhall 618-
4716 225-5198 or Ms. King -
225-2626, 225-2068
ONE (1) two-flat building
and land at 64, D'Urban Street,
G/town. Suitable for business
and or dwelling. Pricea $15M
negotiable. Call Gordon on Tel.
No. 226-3595 (0), 646-0448 -
, 223-4127 (H).
CORNER 22 Fort St. and
Wrights Lane, Kingston.
Georgetown. 2-slorey concrete
4-bedcroom, 2 garages, land
approx. 100 feetby 90 feet. Top
location, best in Fort Street. Big
company or gold miners can
make offer. New bank and Hotel
soon in area. Brokers welcome.
Home 225-9201.
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 hoad. Lot b Nandy
Park. EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806; evening -
225-8410.



























THOMAS STREET very
nice 2-flat oppuW thp GP
Hospital $28M. MIDDLE
STREET vacant corner 114
by 80 9120 sq. ft a deal at
$100M. BEL AIR PARK 5-
bedroom 2-flat concrete $25M
and another very nice 3-
bedroom $30M. NON PARIEL
Public Road very nice 2-flat 3-
bedroom fully furnished $16M.
ENMORE 2- flat $5M. and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY "The Home of Better
Bargains.'
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house on large land. Canal No.
2 $6M; one two- flat concrete
and wooden building in good
condition. Bourca a16M. one
sawmill with garrg saw. ramp.
hoist, etc. on large land $40M-
one saw mi ls with all
equipment on 189,850 sq. ft. -
S285M, N-A Berbie sarge





acre of 0 Po n BeT
ntertainms Centre f 25--a




n Gard r ~ty acre li aicd -
UISS? 75 o Bel Air S~eis is-
US$450 ':0 Jacara .c'a Ave..
Bel Air P 280 000- Great
house o0 IrIe lot ri OrQeenstoo
US$350 u00 Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-2626'
53068'55198, email-
t,--on vreidsrealty(y@hotmail.corn-
One Pr-oerty on 4 houselots m
C"-.m-tirii 'Park


ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small farm
in Timehri. Phone 642-9947
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house and land for sale, situate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra. East
Bank Demerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft.. size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002.
SALE. We have properties
for all purposes starting from S8
million upwards. Take action
according to your faith only
Phone Mrs Persaud God
Favorite Realty 225-2620,
225-3068. 225-2709. 225-2626,
618-4716.
HOUSE & land Station
Street. Kitty. Chateau Margot.
ECD. Annandale. ECD.
Pouderoven. WBD. Garnett
Street. Kittv Land only New
Road Vreed-en-HooS. WCD.
Pouderoyen. WBD. 5 '- acres
cane land transported La
Grance. WBD. GuySuCo
Garden, ECD
UNIVERSITY Gardens on 1
acre of land US$395 000. Bel
Air Garden on '. acre of land -
USS275 000, Bel Air Springs -
US$450 000. Jacaranda Ave.,
Bel Air Park $280 000. Great
house on triple lot in Queenston
US$350 000. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-2626//225-
5198, email:
tonyreidsrealty@hotmail.com.
One Property on 4 houselots in
Courida Park
ONE five-bedroom concrete
building Area D North Sophia -
$16M; one three-bedroom
wooden building on corner, in
excellent condition, Albertown -
$15M; one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden property
in South Ruimveldt Gardens, G/
town $17M neg., one. large
bond on land wfth erections,
thereon, Charlestown $35M;
one four-bedroom concrete and
wooden building .Tucville -
$8.5M. Wills Really 227-2612,
627-8314.
NORTH American has 60%
reduction on all prices. North
Road for store like Regent St..
now US$110 000 only, 3-storey
Station Street shop and
residence S16M, Shell Road
business and residence $12M,
Newtown, Kitty $9M, Prashad
- Nagar $16M. Subryanville,
cotfage on 3 000 sq. ft, land -
$7M, ueenstown land 160 x
60 $22M, Alberttown land -
160 x 25 for school $6.9M,
Subryanville land $17M. Bel
Air Spring S$34M. Sec. 'K' -
S17M. Phone Ms Persaud 231-
2064, 685-0923, 225-5 I
Land at LBI S5M only and ,,,, i
land reduction.
FESTIVAL City, reduced-
from $12 5M to 9M, Guvhoc
Park reduced from $9M to
$7-5M LiQht ireet residence
and .'--.-. reduced from
S20M to S 'rt .-; *' reduced
from $1 9M Pere Street.
r,.dic" from $9.5M to $8.5M.
S -- ], ,,, l,,.,, land suited
for bond now $6.5M.
Camp Street concrete reduced
from $15M to $11M. in a
,,,i,.u,, ,I Prashad Nagar -
S;':r. ,.r I ,, Queenstown 160
-. in the Best Park.
Phone Gods Realty. Ms. Persaud
53068, Mr. Indal. Ms Patterson
55198. Ms King 52626. Cell
685-0923. Mr. Layne 647-
4153.
NEW Market t. $60M,
Camp St. S40M. Queenstown -
$60M, Bel Air Park $27M,
Newtown $20M & i11.1, P'
Na ar S28M & $25M, R' **.11
$17M Ogle S20M. Courida
Park $60, Good Hope $25r.1.
Republic Park $35M & 5:4- ,.
S25M. $20M. New Providence -
S20M. Bougainville Park 2
...o compound $25M.
1 01 --1f. homee
Versailles.- gate uit h....me -
$60M, Essequibo, 2-flat $9.5M.
Kingston. Ave of the Republic,'
Sheriff Street. LAND South Rd.
-$11.5M. Avenue of Republic -
$70M Diamond $3M, Felicity,
ECD 9 000 s1. ft. Regent St.,
Ogle. be Freitas Associates -
225-0502. 225-5782, 609-2302.
233-5711.
AT SUGRIM'W REAL
ESTATE AGENCY, WE PROVIDE
ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE
NEEDS, ALL THE SOLUTIONS,
ONE AGENCY. CALL US Oil
226-4362 OR E-MAIL:
srho-mes2005@yahot .C Gim
RESIDENTIAL: Ztlva K (2) -
new mc*W buildings,. Pashad
Nagar '2, BIy.ezighitt Es -
ds. .Si
Happy or e S3S8..
Campbellhille building wtttr
wst.ree apasrtiats $1 6E .
Edes $3WL( qTueenstowrn -
S115M & (Lamta& 512M, Nayttrm
St. $14.5K1t Albert St. 3M.
V'rneed-en-4ttHmp. prime ffmitt
tiiEiness & residence. Kitt -
'HM. S9M &, $4M. South M.r
'g.' Iving St S9M, D'UrtHn

S9.5M Aannaale 7a
Enmore viith business 1M
Enterprise Gd- $8M, Alexa~rf
Village S7. Grove -
S9M 4 S4-aa. BB Eccles -$15.
Best vijage $7.5M (with terW-.
Lots). two large house I -
u, eaiS. S. Tel. 226-430.'


POREFRA


3-bedroom upper flat
house, downstairs half enclosed
in concrete S7M neg. Contact
655-2778 for further
information.
ATLANTIC Gardens S18M.
Atlantic Ville 12M. Bel Air
Park $18M. S25M $S35M
Georgetown South Rumveldt
Gardens S10M, $12M. Prasrad
Nagar (neg.). North Road neg.),
Mandela Avenue ideal for Fast
Food (neg.). or business,
Waterloo St S2M. S30M.
Georgetown Vlissengen Road
Sneg Shamrock Gardens Lneg.)
Queenstown S50M. S'5M.
Ogle S19M, apartment building
in Campbelville Georgetown -
S50M. Bnrckdam $90M.
Chateau Margot S17M.
Embankment Rd. (old train line
Road- $10M. Call Up-to-the-
minute Realty Tel..Fax 227-
.0721. Office 225-8097. Cell
684-7229 Email
uptotlemin"ute 'ar, 200 d@yaroo o-x




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PROPETIES LN RENTALS

enOstw, Bel AiPark,


LWIa6ateoCarom
CATERPILLAR GRADER,

H120G. PHONE 220-2699.lP

Jewanram's Realty
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CATERPILLAR GRAWELDER,
120G AMPHONE 220-2699.AUXLLAR
PITBULL & DOBERMAN
PUPS 4 MTHS OLD. CALL
220-6879
ONE 33-ft. keel bottom boat.
Price negotiable. Call 220-9882.
1 LISTER ARC WELDER
280 AMP, 220V AUXILLARY
628-3245. 270-1709.
ONE (1) Lister -sner't-,r
lighting plan 8. 5 i-i .'. -
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
OLD DUTCH, ENGLISH &
FRENCH BOTTLES. CALL:
661-3923
EARTH FOR SALE
DELIVERY TO SPOT. ALSO
BOB CAT RENTAL. CALL 626-
7127.
SALE! Washer, chest for
clothes, grill. back ache vibrator.
Phone 227-7593.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone
641-2026, 227-0060
ONE Heavy-duty cover stitchr
sewing machine. Call 622-4386.
227-8538.
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.
2 COMBINATION safes
".... th combination and key
lock. Tel 2- or 23-
4446.
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint 5-gls. pail and 1-gal. All
colours..Tel. 220-1014.
2 DOBERM/AN pups. pure
bred and 2 young artlt Germarn
shepherds, pre bred. 625-6006.
8 WEE.S old 1ibemian
puppies w'ilT vacaEmiimatt,,
certificate. CaA ,5I-55B69. 6'11
5505,
USED 'f Tlbshiba
Televisions,, X-B Z .is &
Games. Cill L --2122 -
anytime ..
USED budilton rr M ijals
and zinc sheet 'VBt.2 2 ,iO
&68-5586.
P-TBULL pB fB wDks. -
vaccimated and.'d lmngtl Te.
84o4z476. 615-2 K 34. 6uE7-TWcj.
QUALITY tWee629 ff6n6rteM
CBails sparravesfiiEtl M:
wl s_ Tel.. 2BMZ2 ,%T5-

SALOI t Ee2TlF EST -
CHtAIRS, EUC. aETACT- 222-
4966. __________
2 580--C H'yacs. 1 D4E
bulldozer. 1 TK 330 dump truck.
Call 623-9566.


5 8 GALVANISED wire
ropes, fibre core. Tel. 612-
42-9. 682-9806
1 22RB Dragline for sale
with 2 years contract. Owner
country. Contact 623-

ONE WHIRLPOOL 220
Volt Freezer in perfect
condition. Contact # 645-1976
& c,12-8337
1 DIESEL generator (silent
type). 5 500 'tts, 3 months
old $240 000. Tet. # 666-

ONE (1) flock of goat.
Kindly contact Rakeesh.
opposite Tennessee. 20 Sheriff
St. Tel # 227-2690.
1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCR
unt. 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel 225-4937 -
W 1ham.
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generatoi
used X-box and play station
games Call 227-3355.
2 HONDA pressure
washers, 2 chain saws, 2
machines. 2 microwaves, 1
pump. 2 saws. Call 265-5876.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559, 619-
5505.
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 pm). Mon to
Fri.
1 GOLD Detector. GPX
4000. lately imported. Call
222-6672, 653-0114.
1 FLOOR sanding
machine 8" barrel electrical, 1
20" buffer. Tel. 233-2770
1 HONDA 250 Custom.
Excellent condition $250
000 neg. Tel. 231-6389, 629-
1863.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only Phone
233-0654, (8 am -- 4 pmn. Mon.
to Fri.
ROTTWEILER &
Doberman pups, 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. # 222-5013.
FOR sale or rent pool
tables (slate) USA made. Price
$600 000 neg. Tel. 265-2103.
or 265-3807.
ONE Johnson 15
Outboard engine Excellent
condition. Contact Tel. # 220-
9343 or 622-9767
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y. good condition.
rice $40 000. Call 617-
8242- cell.
1 Bar-B-que qrill $20
000, one larce Avranti fridge
$58 000. Call 646-5988,
226-2053.
1 POOLS Table, working
condition. Call 663-6174.
684-6705.
8 JOHNSON OUT
BOARD ENGINES.
EXCELLENT CONDITION.
CALL 268-2244.
1 3-YEAR old male
German Shepherd. 1 Pitbull
-do $35 000. Contact J
Mohamed at 621-1591.
DEEP well pump, 40 horse
power. 3-phase electrical 265
Hpm. New D8 Cat Bulldozer -
7-6928.
PANASONIC Power Amp.
(43 DW). 1 microwave. 1
Sunny (PS.I). 1 Game Boy
advance, single bed. Tel. 611-
3153.
1 BANGA Mary Fishing
boat. 35-ft. length, along with
y -'"- 4n HD turtle back, 400
Yama. -,,fh ice
lbs. 2 '/2 inches seine
box. Contact 220-9961. 667-
8921.
MULTI 8-in plainer joiner
with circte saw, mortiser and
renter, 440 wolt $400 000
('neg.)*. table saw on wheel with
Ltmr engine S51W 000 (neg.);
drill pss, 440v, cross cut table
saw, 440W; mortiser 440v;
sander 440v. Rajen 275-

FTRIADES. extFingi ut.er.
CasthMwmsaird _l4inder, dimang
fabbJtr. IIi.gj riHmm ;ajtta.,
Ietbe, ois n. "ua aaEiE at tl@tM:-,.
swtrh ,U2H1. .Oajb, s aantl
shoeerafkXLC l"nt wastiiv,
machine. watlr puLtqps.
warlo bli.chlibeostiorse, flos.
rugs;s Tbl.6a348 r, 611-7B8M.

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M SEALM.ED BOX. 1'D L FOR
STORAGE OF ME-AT, ETC.
BRAND NEW DOUBLE DOOR
STAINLESS REFRIGERATOR.
227-3571 OR 227-7478.


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ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-
7633.
1 MID Range speaker box, 2
12" eminences, 4 bullet
tweeters, 2 10" horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
2 DRIFT seine boats, 1 49-
ft $360 000, 1 50-ft. $460
000. Both with ice box prices
neg Call 276-3245. 226-5125.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
622-5776
FREON gas'11, 12, 22,
502, 134A & 404A. Also helium
for balloons and argon gas.
Phone 233-0654, (8am 4
pm), Mon. to Fri.
RICE Mill No. 5, all
modern machinery full
electrical packing and sealing
machine. No. 68 Corentyne.
Contact 338-4209/2319/2660.
ASSORTED electrical
items, motors, compressors,
switch gears, entrance switches
wire, band saw, edger. etc. Call
654-0647.
DESKTOP computer vesta
2007 amplifier, pro speakers,
mini DVD camcorder, TV,
microwave, used laptops 669-
9386, 645-1059
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases, fast and efficient
service. 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road. EBD. Phone 233-
0654 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
Fri
US brand name clothing
nents/ladies. Nautica,
Geodfrey/Beenie computer
accessories, hard drive, memory
stick........cheap. Call 662-
3873
LISTER Petter Diesel
engines & generators, from 4
KVA to 20 KVA, Lister diesel
welder 280 amps. Contact #
624-3187
LIQUIDATION display
counter, dough mixer, meat
slicer, change over switch 600
v 200 amps. 2 L diesel
engine/gear box. Tel. 227-
1189.
REST U R AN T
equipment, chairs, stools,
freezer, commercial coffee
perculator. fans, blenders, HP
printer, photocopy machine.
Call Julian 225-4709.
HONDA Pressure washers. 1 -
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower,
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2
''" Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. Call 267-2329.
1 DELL C521 Computer
AMD3200 (2.0 GHZ) 512MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM, 17" flat
screen, new in box G$160
000 Tel. 233-2546, 623-0501.
ONE large LG fridge, 1
small fridge. 1 Microwave. 1
ueen size bed, 1 computer
esk, large plant in pots, 1
female Dachshund pups 3
months old. 231-7685.
SALE! Sale! Automatic
chicken waterers (9"1 $2 400
each, gift paper $10 each
whole sale .quantities only).
Call 222-4163, 645-8870
FREE DELIVERY.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-623-651-
2333(US).___
PUPS eight weopk e-
.,m ,,a and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
p rices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
VCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
FOR sale entire furniture
work shop inc. Machinery and
existing contracts Price to sell
immediately. Owner leaving
Call 256-3538. 622-4760, for
information.
1 PENTIUM IV computer
complete with 17" monitor.
keyboard and mouse $70 000.
i Panasonic 24 000 BTU air
conditioner $75 000. Contact
J Mohamed at 621-1591
YAMAHA PSR 500
keyboard with stand and
manual $25 000, S12 000
Bella Steel guitar, like new in
box. Derek Godette. 134 King
Edward Street, Albouystown.
Georgetown. 646-1412
FREEZER FRIGIDIRE 24.5
CUBIC FEET. IDEAL FOR
HOME & COMMERCIAL USE,
LONG FREEZER. RD -.
IN cO- --
-. .,-,.,u N-W
... ,LA-:. BOX. IDEAL FOR
STORAGE OF MEAT, ETC.
BRAND NEW DOUBLE DOOR
STAINLESS REFRIGERATOR.
227-3571 OR 227-7478


ONE Heavy duty. 5,550
watts Briggs & Stratton Stand-by
generator, in excellent
condition. Priced easy. Call 624-
7205 or Diana on 225-3173. Ext.
21.
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM, 56K
Fax modem, keyboard mouse,
speakers, monitor. DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
623-7875.
ONE quiet set Perkins
engine, 126 KVA gen.. one six
KVA gen. set with Petter engine.
one Dynex welding en. 375
Amp. Contact Tel. 254-1195.
CAUSTIC soda 55 lbs $4
640. alum, 55 lbs $5 800, Soda
ash, 55 lbs S8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas. Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 any Windows, Office,
Graphics Designs, Accountancy.
Point-of-Sale, Video editing, 07
encarta, children educational
games, building designing and
more. Anthony 227- 010, 625-
7090.
ORIGINAL BRANDS Old
Navy T-Shirts $3 000. Men
French Connection Shirt $5
500, Ralph Lauren T-Shirt $6
000, Ralph Lauren Shirt (Long
& Short Sleeve) $6 500. Ladies
Slim Fit Gap Shirt $3 400.
Please contact Sabeta Cell
619-4038.




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from $2 000 Photoshop 10,
Corel Draw 13. Office 2007, 2006
Quickbboks & Peach tree
Accounting, Point-of-Sale,
Encarta 2007. Typing and
children educational, games and
much more. il Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7-_.
1 YAMAHA Chappy. 50cc -
$65 000 1 Yamaha generator
2600 watts $150 000. 20
HanBing baskets $60 000 all.
Bar--cue gril $20 000. Tel:
2260NE Butcher shop in Bourda
Market. Contact 622-4955,
between 10 am and 5,pr or 220-
6440, anytime after 5 pm..
1 5-HEAD 8-inch Robinson
moulder. 1 4-head 12-inch
Robinson Moulder, 1 5-head 4-
inch Robinson Moulder. I 24-inch
surface 2 ioiners and and
urf,:-er? 1 Maber Band saw. 1
i. ,, I and saw, slotted knives
flat knives, .., i ,- quaree
'-... etc. i -- - 609-
644-0150.
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BOX, NINTENDO Game cube.
N64 and Game Boy systems.
game disc and cartridges now in
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10 am 8 pm .C *r -132
611-9001
ONE complete, music set
with 8 bottoms i8" Fane
'J" t ,'t tops with 15"
r -.i,,. ., .. :- 4 44T Drive
horns, o OSC amplifiers
equaLjsers. crn ...
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100 ,. -- Also 2
metal hail spot nmrs n 8 p 15
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or 618-8996


2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
623-7875
ISUZU enclosed canter -
$1.3M, Model M truck without
cabin $1M, various sizes 3-
hase motors 6640 Ford tractor -
2.5M. 132 Lavarda Combine -
3M 5- ton electrical agni dryer
$5M, Gardener Denver 1500
drill rig dumper $750 000. 115
Johnson outboard engine $650
000, PPM mobile crane $8M.
surveying equipment $100 000.
electrical cables industrial PVC
93es.. Contact 233-2423, 641-

H.P. PAVILION Slimling
computer and 3500+, 512 MB.
200 GB. DVD Burner, wireless
LAN, windows vista, Card Reader
US$1 000 neg. Dell dimension
E521 computer and 3800+ 1.0
MB mem. 250 GB Hd, dual DVD
Burner, card reader. Windows
Vista. 10" LCD monitor US$1
500 neg. ACER AMD 64
computer 3500+ 512 MB, 160
GB. dual DVD Burner, Card
Readers 19" LCD monitor
Windows Vista US$1 200 neg.
Anand 231-9181. 626-1150. 0
& N Musical, 118 Regent St.



1 AE 81 Corolla, good
condition. Contact 647-1867.
1 850 MINI for sale. Tel.
233-0591, 667-6644.
ATLAS HIAB, 9000 LBS.
TEL. 622-2341. 227-8363.
AT 192, just registered $1
695 000 negotiable. 642-4827.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
0054.
ONE'Long Base RZ, EFI.
BHH Series, mags, music, etc.
Tel. 660-3972.
FORD F-150 4 x 4 4-door
excellent condition $3.8M.
223-5324, 220-1324.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M!bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition, fully powered. Tel. No.
265-3694.
ONE TOYOTA
TUNDRA, F, 150 TEL
623-5534.. 2:27-3717.
1 NISSAN BLUEBIRD.
GOOD CONDITION $200
000 681-5678
1 SERIES, 111 Land
Rover, working: condition. Tel.
Call No. 622-6159, 660-3008
1 TOYOTA Tundra 2000
model. Price $3.2M neg. Tel. #
618-8399, 629-0311.
1 TOYOTA- Mark II
SX80 with manual gear
box. Call Jeffrey 622-
8350.
1 AE 91 SPRINTER Fully
powered, EFI, excellent
condition. Call 652-4770. Price
neg.
ONE Camry SV 30. PEE
8435 S900 000 neg. Tel. # 225-
5082.
ONE Nissan 910-Bluebirc
-, condition. Price $300
T -1 645-7050, 223-4352
ONE Tovota Mark 2 Mode:
GX 81 Excellent condition.
Contact Tel. # 220-9343 or 622-
9767

excellent condition. AA 60
Carina Toyota Celica, 21R
Engine Call 628-1175. 222-
64 5.
I NISSAN B12, good
condition, a; c. Contact
Numbers 610-9218, 231-9140
ONE tone) Six (6)-Luo
Tovota RZ minibus. BJ3
series Tel. 623-7394/226-
4548
ONE Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
I RZ MINIBUS MAGS
MUSIC BGG. GOOD WORKING
CONDITION $950 000. CALL
2 8-4060
2000 MODEL TOYOTA
TACOMA TEL. 610-3880,
6 1 2 7 6 6 6 PRICEm
NEGOTIABLE.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
Cedia S1 4M neg First owner.
Cail 685-8267.


1 ORIGINAL Lexus IS200 -
fuliv loaded, leather sheets. DVD
ivayer Tel 689-5818
T'. T,,oy'a Ht Ace Higr
roo '"i! van. one 12-'.,heeler
wvm steer Levland OAF 't-ck Caii
226-7352 622-4507.


CARMAX Auto Sales. In
stock AT 192 Toyota Canna. Call
662-9400. 254-0526 or 618-
9110. 220-3698. Excellent
pnces.
SINGLE Cab Toyota Hilux
front & rear leaf spring, good for
Interior. Call 222-6510, 623-
3404.
1 NISSAN RZ Sports Coupe
2-door with turbo charge. ma9
rims, CD player, etc. $850 000
neg. Contact Jamal at 621-1591
AT 170 Carina fully
powered, automatic, mags.
music, a'c. Tel. 256-3216, 621-
3875.
KAWASAKI Ninja 500cc,
never use in Guyana. registered.
Call 259-0487 or 227-3674.
1 AT 170 CARINA. clean car,
AC. CD, powered. 220-2047,
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1 50CC SCOOTER:
excellent condition $120 000.
Anand 231-9181, 626-1150.
118 Regent St.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG
series automatic, fully
powered, mags. Tel. # 627-
438 price_ $850 000 neg.
ONE Land Rover Discovery
leather interior; one Nissan
RZI (B12) sports car. Contact
Mohamed 220-7277.
ONE' Coaster bus in
good working condition.
Contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
refused.
AT 170 Carina. 17" rims.
4 AGE, 20 valve engine.
Pioneer music system,. crystal
lights. Contact 641-4210.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
ONE Nissan Pick up 2-
20 engines, in immaculate
condition. Price negotiable.
Tel. 660-2493 anytime.
1 RAV-4, PJJ series in
excellent condition, with stereo
set with CD changer. Price to go
Tel 622-4275 or 226-9078.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
excellent condition, mag
rims. fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
622-0322.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in excellent
.condition with all bars. 1 Nissan
4 x 4. Nissan Caravan Tel. 225-
8802. 629-5387.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition. needs
body work tape deck. AC etc
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE. 100 Corolla both
automatic i ,ii. powered,
excellent '' Tr -. .-.

1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab. dump, 20--
cyd. Tray. Price neg Call 640-
2065.
ONE Long Base Toyota
.RZ. series BHH 9793.
mags. music, .etc. Tei
265-3694, 616-4638.
ONE Toyota Corona AE 176(
i ... i ...r. ,' utom atic).
1.,, Tel. 220-
1574. 621-9101.
ONE AE 91 Toyota Corolla -
fully powered, automatic.
immaculate condition. Tel 220-
1574, 621-9101.
ONE Toyota Hiace Super
Y minibus/van
i :, immaculate condition
Tel 220-1574 621-9101.
1 RZ mini bus EFI. L Base
with mags. 1 AT 170 Stick Gear
Both in excellent condition
Phone 268-3953, 612-5419
GX 71 Toyota Mark II -
workinn ."
j.itlion and fuliv
powered Price $S750.000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410
AT 170 CORONA EFI
excellent condition: 2 AT 192
Carina EFI. fuliv powered
Tel 222-2905. 641-3821
AA 60 CARIN.A Price S-200
000. one RT 100 box -
$20 000. Phone - .161 or
622-6387 (Cell)


ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up. recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-09c6.
ONE Cava!ier Vauxhall
motor car. PGG series, in
excellent condition. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
220-3816. 220-1505. 624-6428.
AT 212 & 192 Carina, AE
100 Corolla & Ceres, Toyota
Pick up, Single and Extra cab. 4
x 4 model 'M' truck. 621-6037,
227-2834.
ONE 2690 KG Dyna canter
enclosed, GHH series, in good
working condition, hardly used.
Tel. 229-2378 /642-59/0/619-
2406.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
*access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063. 643-9891,
DODGE Grand Caravan
PHH series, also Seadoo Jet
Sky, Honda Del Sol sport car.
22 -2319. 650-9878. 226-
4177.
IRZ MINIBUS mags,
music, BGG, good working
condition. Price neg. Call Dolly
225-8073. Colin 622-6645.
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
BMW 325i Convertible,
automatic, low mileage,
leather curtain and CD
players. Excellent
condition. $1.9M. Phone
227-7677. 647-3000.
ONE 2690 KG Dyna
canter enclosed, GHH series,
in good working condition,
hardly used. Tel 229-2379 i
642-5970/619-2406.
ONE enclosed Canter,
Long Base. Hydraulic lift.
new y registered $2.5M.
Serious enquiries only. Tel.
220-4633, 680-4151.
AT 192 $1.2M, 1 Yamaha
R1 motorcycle US$4 500. 1
Tacoma 2005 Model. Unique
Auto Sales 223-1877. 647-
0856.
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract. 10 tons (3) wheel
roller, 3 tons vibrating roller.
All in good work n
conditions. Call 623 3404',
222-6708.
1 DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Timber
Jack Skidder all are in
.good working condition. For
more information Contact:
264-2946.
TOYOTA Tui.Jra 4 x 4
Extra cab Gi- F -,ries, also
Yamaha Ri motorcycle
Yamaha ATV 4-wheel bike.
226-4177, 225-2319, 650-
9878 _ _
ONE 2000 LIMITED' V6
Toyota 4-Runner 20" chrome
.wheels, alarm, lather interior,
Bower seats, sun roof, Pioneer
DVD Player etc.Call: 623-
3122.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI, mrnags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
$700.000. 1 rl;.- FB 13
Stick Gear ,' .., .' Call
629-4236.
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.
TOYOTA AT 192 F/P,
CD, -na. ii- h ; frh1 n,-
back i-.. :... -
C^R umOn 1 .*.- -I,
Mike # 615-5075 or 22)-3535
ONE Honda Civic, n
immaculate condition. Blue, 17
chrome rims, low profile lyres.
crystal lights. CD player, alarrn.
performance exhaust. tit
manual transmission Call 621-
8157, 223-2784
TOYOTA'Ce i4: ,, rims,
fully powered. CDO
piayer. power windows fuily
loaded. AC, etc. Tel 220-981 ,
684-0962. Price negotiable.
Owner leaving country Ravin
MUST SELL Jaguar XJ6.
,.,;, i- ,roipf- ,proo $3.0
.i ,i -, ,- 190 E
S,- sunroof
i:;-tr! k. r-$1 2 miihoni -.
full equipped "
000 All pries negotiable. 225-
7060 leave message
KHAN'S AUTO SALES i
AT 212. 1 AT 170 Carina. full
loaded, both cars have fhr
. chrome man < "" "
.... n, 'I2 Sunrly
u-ici, nicke'ma s sunroof, fuly;
powered, 1 AT 1O5 Corona
automatic. -- 4 x 4 Runner (5-
door). 1 Mitsubishi Palero, 1
Mercedes Benz. 2 IRZ
minibuses, 2 small busl.s. 2 pick
uips.2AT 192 2AE i00 Co0nt1 o
Mr Khan behind B :ckdan
Po -c3 Sta6 : 02 i,; -9.f.I.
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TOYOTA D4 Vista car, PJJ
senes, like new, also Honda RR
600cc. 225-2319. 650-9878,
226-4177
AT 192 $1.3M, AT 212 -
$1 6M, Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.6M. RAV-4 $2.2M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551. 647-
0856
AT 192 $1.3M, G-Touring
WVagon 17" rims. roof rack. etc.
Si1 5M. RAV-4 $2 6M,
Unique Auto Sales 227-
3551. 647-0856.
AT 192 $1 150 000,
RAV-4 -PJJ series, mags.
roof rack. etc. $2.6M Clean
Unique Auto Sales 227-
3551. 647-0856.
FORD Wrecker truck -
-crash bar. lift bar. needs
minor works, sold as is. Must
see. Price $450 000.
Phone 227-7677. 647-3000.
1 AE 100 COROLLA.
PHH Series S 1 150 000
neq 1 AT 170 Corona.
PG-G Series, 45 engine -
$950 000 neq. Cal 222-
2640, 613-8221
ONE 4 x 4 Hilux Surf
Turbo charge diesel with
Snorkel. 3PJJ series.
Immaculate condition.
fully loaded. Surround
sound and mags Call 684-
6835
GRAND Cherokee Ltd
Ed with 20" spinners,
leather interior Ac'ura
Legend fully Iloded, leather
interior Lexatnim imns Tel
226-6432. 623-2477.
ONE Chevy Lumina mini
van, PHH 6018, nice for family.
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. One Toyota
Corolla 110. PJJ 9060. 10-CD
changer $1.9M Call 646-
3055 anytime.
1 2000 MODEL AT 212 -
leather interior, dual air bag
abs, pioneer Surround
system. brand new 17" rims
& tyre, remote start. alarm.
very low mileage late PKK
series. Call 613-0613, 669-
0724.
GOING Cheap. 1
Toyota 4-Runner 2000
model RHD with all
accessories and 1 LN 170
Toyota Pick up 1998
Model. Both vehicles in
immaculate condition
Tel. No 220-2366. 615-
1518.


1 LEYLAND Double axle
hauler. 1 40' triple axle
trailer, 1 Leyland double
axle flat bed truck (tray k 28'),
2 Ford Scrip (German
tractors with spares, 1 Ford
tractor t840, 62 with loading
bucket, 1 15-ton winch
tractor, 2 Lucas portable
sawmill, 1 portable Peterson
mill 1 flock of sheep Tel:
61-- ". :?1 -2397. Mon .
Fri
ONE Tovota Land Cruiser
FJ 80 Automatic transmission
3F o Tnqin 4 501n cc engine.
EFI 1 I :, i windows,
door lock's, self start, alari i. AMI!
FM. stereo and CD player.
autonrmaic Def lock for f6ur-
',whee drive insrdc leather
seats hugh aid low range drive.
4 new Good Year tyres and maq
rins size (16) crash bar. fIn
lamps. adiitri -
.. ...... steerinng
.,,,nee roof rack. ,ack lights
grilled back toe bar, 5 doors.
sun visor, power steering, new
12v battery, back andci front
v'.per. air conditioner
excellent, power mirrors, fully
security system from theft, 2
years 10 months old. PJJ series,
!mmacuiate condition
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Shts h!S'r Lancer. Long and
Short b :e :~" Jus 227-
.4 o n r: 220-6253
RISING Sun Auto Sales -
4 Rd;.. Boirda Fel
2001 fui'v loaded Tovota
I un-dra 4 x .. 200 1 u:y
i aded. Tc yot.' Tundfa .
202 fuly loaded: Nissan
March. a, r u h 1ded.
'isubislh i . iuily
loaded: Hone . fully'
loaded: Toyota Raum. 2000
fully loaded. Toyota Vitz, 2000
fully loaded
210 PREM 110 Corona
212 Carina. "- i ,t i-
Lancer. AT 192 C. .,
L Tb urina ,- E... .. E ,
Co u la! a d : i- ,
Sprinter and Corolla,. ,T ,
Corona and Carina, AE 9i
L Sprinter and Corolla
BUSES: RZ & LonC and
Siort Base ;EFI & C!rtor), Lte
'Ac and Town Ace. I- '
closedsd and open back.
S ,. ,,,.. .. CRV & F .
4-autornatlic and gear. Pete's
Auto Sale, L.nl' '' -"' -
Stieet, W er .-. ,-'
Geor .town (behi nd
S-rick in Cm athedrali .
SouthI nto "_" ... ',..
Tel 22,- .. 5'546
.3 1-7432.
NOW AVAILABLE TOP
QUALITY RECONDITIONED
VEHICLES. CARS: TOYOTA
CARINA AT 192; TOYOTA
VISTA ZZV 50: MITSUBISHI
LANCER CK 2A FULLY
LOADED. TOYOTA
CUSTOMISED FOOD
DELIVERY VAN (2L DIESEL
-ij.ii. FI.- .liPS: TOYOTA
-liL' 7'" -;AB L.N 170
Ui,-ri ,. :: YOTA rltuL L.
I ,. N 1 -
t :- 7 E -A 1 MANUAL).
j iTSi.E,-I-ii -, 'TER TRUCK
.,:. ,,.. SED FOUR
WHEEL DRIVE. COMING
SOON: TOYOTA RAV-4 ACA
2!: TOYOTA VITZ S.: ,
TOYOTA ALTEZZA *. ,a..:
SPEED): TOYOAtLE 41i.
TRUCK BU 72: TOYOTA
HILUX (DOUE LF.-: "',I- RZN
147 NISSANV.-,JritTTEVAN
SK22VN: NISSAN CARAVAN
MINIBUS VWE 25. ORDER
EARLY AND GET THE BEST
PRICES ON DUTY FREE
VEHICLES. FULL AFTER
SALES SERVIeE AND
FINANCING AVAILABLE DEO
MARAJ AUTO SALES. 207
SHERIFF AND SIXTH
STREETS CAMPBELLVILLE
226-4939, 624-0762. A
NAME AND A SERVICE YOU'
CAN TRUST.
N.' I'OCK. T ..
Coroll. 1 AE !,' EE
103. i EK3 & ES1.
Toyot( iHI -. :, Cab LN 172.
N 170. 1 I i '"--t- HihJx
Double Cab-. YN 1107 I i i,:', LN
165. 4x 4 RZN i67. RZN 169.
Tovota Hilux Sinmle Cab LN
106. ToyoiaiuX RZN 185
YN 130. KZ'J I" :I : I ru...:r
Canter FE C E FtE- -:I
Tovyota Crinna AT 192. AT
2 12, Toiota ir-. AE 100.
Toyota Vista :, Honda
CRV RO T RAV 4. ZCA
26. A'- '2' 11. Toyota
Mark c UM SXM 15, Toyota
Mark -, 100. Lancer CK 2A.
Toyota Corona Premio AT
210. Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH'110. Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A. Toyota ....i.
G-Touring Wagon A:-- i"
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
RECENT shipment from
S ; 1 ,, .i i Toyola
C. i, 'i -E .2002 Modei -
S1.9M. Toyota Solun'a 2000
Model $1.4M. Hr'nd-i Fi SUV
rin? Model S 1. Toyota
Moe F- Honda
Corona tbI L .
CivIL S1.4 Honda L,.
?1.5 .M', '..,ub,sh:, Lancer
Q I 1 irch 4-door -
sA50 '. : r'r: AT
212 ,, 19
S S70'0 0 I1 Cancer 3-ton -
S2.;M Tovcta .Hiace buses -
$1.8M NissaI Sunny 2002
1 ex C'.'te car S1 .7M
.L ,-! es ,on;ce with leather
tenor. CD oia;eir/changer. lo.
mileage. aIarin system. alley,
wheels etc All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
wharf! Let us order vehicles
directlv from Japan and
Smoaore and save you
money '.'"--t Fazela Auto
Sale _' '. 628-4179'


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KHAN'S AUTO SALES -
AT 212 AT 170 Car:na. fj'
loaded, both cars hav fuif;
chrome mags, 1 Hlb 12 Sunn,.
Black nicker mas, sunroof, fully
powered. 1 Al 150 Corona.
automatic, 1 4 x 4 Runner ,3-
door). 1 Mitsubishi Pajero. 1
Mercodes Benz, 2 IRZ
minibuses 2 small buses, 2 pick
ups. 2 AT 192 2 AE iOC. Contact
lr Khan. behind Brickdam
Police E; ., .i 0 Hadfieid
Street o -- 609-6600
233-233' ...: .
RISING SUN AUTO SALES.
140 Regent Road, Bourda.
Georgetown. C..- South
America. Tel. : '165.
624-1160. Fax: 59:- : .4,:
Honda City VITi 4A ,, :i
2000. 32-000 Kni. C .. :
Accessories. CD -
wheels. reverseseensoi, cc: 1493
cc. interior leather. NISSAN
MARCH 1.)0tt Model 1996
registered 1 971 Colour Red.
Transmission: Auto. i ----
I U F, ,-door) 7)
, ,.mg;steieo 2002,
0' K:. n Coiou S.ver.
Accessoles' CD player, ai!oy
YRV. ran'srn'ission. auto cc
I290cc. 2 9 rr' leather
iOYnTA (7) Model 2000
;r : ..u00! Jly) Co2,.
.,Accessortes aiv ,, .eels CD
1 i ", ,' lecrse slnsol. CC
it r or :eatrer
N!SSAN0 SUNN' m 7 Model.
2002 34 000 Kin. Colour: Gold
liansmissson: Auto Accessolnes.
Inedal scI a :'1 ae alloy whi eels
CD lria.er c, 1497c' i", 'li oe
eathe i TOYOFA SOLUNA
GLIA S) ,od !. 2000. t7 000
Y. 0 '11'
Access ;:'s- Allov vwhee !s,
single : 0c cc. '-49 c0
Interior Leat her HON'DA F T
20 '2 (: Model: 2002
re-gstere.d 2003'' 27-000 Kim.
I. olour. F' e I. I rajisfniss'orn.
AutIoati: Accessories. CD
changierai. ov wheels. reverse
se.jsobr. 7- eed rode, spoiler
cc 1493cc Interior: Leather.
HONDA CITY 2001 1... I:
2001 (Re gistered *.' 3
00 Km Colour .t--,'6-
t. r- Auito ma'lic
.changer, alloy
wheels, reverse sensor cc:
1" -i !- !nt-r'--. leather.
TC CT,, CC A i':, i A 1.5XLI. (8)
Model: 2002 29,000 Km. Colour
Siver. transmission auto.
accessories, full body kit. metal
scuff plate, alloy wheels, CD
channel, reverse sensor, wood
panel & sIeerin fog lights,
selected window fim cc: 1497cc
Interior weather HONDA CRV
AUTi '1" Model: 1998 51.000
Km. Color: Blue trinem"mle'-
auto. r -- wori ,,', ,,,, : '
rack J : i.. ., CD chanqcer
reverse sensor. rear spoiler.
cc '1972c Interior leather.
MITSUBISHI Model Lancer year
1988 fully flair. MITSUBISHI
Model Lancer year 2002 Toyota
4x4 Extra Cab. V6 manual.
MERCEDES BENZ Model: c180
cc: 1800.00, year:2000 Colour
Dark Blue. MITSUBISHI TOPPO
BJ Year 1988 cc: 657cc




1 MAID age 45 50
Call 231-2977 ask for
Bibi
1 MAID. Apply 172 Eastfield
Drive. Nandy Par k, EB Dem
SALESGIRLS BET'.VEEN
AGES 25 AND 35. TEL 4 629-
?079

ONE oxygj,,
Contact Sandra 2.26-3284.
c66-8280
LIVE oirds to buy Call Tel
.'27-c863. 225-0480.'225-3593
TWO 12) rnales to work ai car
,,ash. Tel 223-5833 or 668-

ONE Driver to drive canter
Contact Tel. 220-3459 616-
2222
SECURITY GUARDS
CALL SECURITY
SUPERVISOR 624-5082
AGES 30 50


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SA.L SBEOY. LSC -'OR
BO3 S. CALL 2,-7.6
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1 Li\/E-N Dn.-s "
- 45 vrs P5 'e:e a:.'. ,
L iunir area ei -- \.c

SPINDLE Tur.!erfor i3 '.
50O, Tel 2 -. 5 1- .
CONTRACT Ccrs. i,!-e car
Drivers and Dispatchers ::ec'.ie-
Contact Classic Cabs Tei. 226-
7268. 621-1 548
EXCAVATOR Operators to"
work iin the Interior, interested
person can contact te!l # 225-
9703. 625-5136.
WAITRESSES to ,vork at
Play Boy '-p-t. Ear. 7" Street,
Success. L ',:L, i 220-4719
PORTERS. Handvman and:
i- v Apply to Mavs' i, ,i: ,,
..-,-,,, 98 Regent St., : '. ..
SALESGIRLS and
Handyboys. Apply with
application to Regent Household
Electronics, 143aReoent Road.
227-4402.
ROCKERZ Taxi Ser\vice
needs contract cars \vih Drivers.
Tel. 277-0031. 277-0146. 653-
4217
A HIRE CAR DRIVER TO
W 0 R \ CAR AR U'J N .)
G EOR G E T N T T A i
SERVICE .- 64 1-2284..
EXPERIENC:-- n :
Ap I to Jay's Vaia I
S. (Sh laron s i
'vntton appiica.tio .
2 WAI'FR[TRESSES.-Ap lv i'1
;ersou Green 'o 'use
'esti.urant & Bar UG "oRoa-i
Call 222 6510
DISPATCHER & DRIVERS
TO WORK iN TAXI SERVICES
T EL 225.-50 7,5 225-,- 376-4
LABOULRERS fi reside, i.:i
ainy leL. -'. ,
SNACKETTE ATtIndc't t
\;p 53 East St oupr.,o

SEAMvSTRESS and ewII
a to sew already cut .armen's

Cai 226-.1458
ONE Maid Apply 127 Fort
Stliee I i .'',. Geor'.etownr or
Tel .
DRIVERS. Contact R & T
Taxi Service. 54 Craig Street, Ci
vi;le. Tel 227-24-.5,' 227-0183.
TO work in the Interior
experienced excavator Ooerator.
Contact Tel. # 225-6610. 626-
6909
ACTIVE male. 18 -. 24 yrs.
fo dic 11 work'. S 4 days
er .- i 226-7085. 225-

MALE Kitchen Assistant at
German's Restaurant, 8 N/Market
6 rl,,,, :. u, ._ n I, L ..-, A
1 ACCOUNTS Clerk. Send
--:; :inolication to: Technical
Services Inc. 18 ... ,2 ..!...
Site. Eccles. EBD.
ONE ive-in DomesIic
between the ages of 25 and 40
yrs. with experience Contact
Samantha on 667-7773. 662-
5033.
HOUSEKEEPER 35 50
,rs. old. General domestic duties.
LMust be able to cook both English
an Indian Dishes. Call 225-9304.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
person can contact tel. # 225-
9703. 625-5136.
ONE Handyman with to work
one or two days 4 week. Contact
Mr. Kissoon 226-2675. 6J
Duncan St.. Bel Air Park. G/town.
ONE Cleaner to work in
guesthouse. also to clean
u ,,, ,.-. Time 7.30 5 .m
-, '2 .. 231-4110 or 227-
; : iooking for a 2-

bedroom apartment or noue ......
parking in the East bank area
between $S<0 000 and $40 000 a
month ,4- 615-1237.
HOUSEKEEPER:Cook.
eper;ence necessary. Age 40 yrs
and over Salary negotiable
622-9961 231-9176
EXPERIENCED criry
cocks counter servers Apply
Sn person Hack's Haiaal
Restaurant. 5 commerce St.
G.'town 9-11 am.


5 SL. L, LANDS
,:,N2 P OP R-,I ES
" ,_'C \ TH US FOR FR.'E


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ASSISTANT Cook Creole.
"b m4e and House-

ONE C -
SALESCLERK.TWOSECJriTi
GUARDS. TELE. 227-7619.

ars Acpi- in
p Son at 't 88 i d 'le St..
G aown. P e ferably fro i
East Coast
SALESGIRLS &
Prakash 'Variety 'Store. 5
America St Tel. '227-7468.
WAITRESS Cleaner. Must
be able to answer phone Apply
I1 person to i-':!-'. PP-' i lrf
1 G a rn e tt & '... .
ville. Tel 226-5818.
EXPERIENCED Drivers.
Waiters, Kitchen Assistant,
Handvbovs. Apply in person.
Hacks Halaal R ..i 5
Commerce Street. ,- '.... i amn
S11 am.
KHAN THE SHERIFF TAXI
SERVICE South and1
Cunmmms Streets needs any
amn:ount o1i cars to 'wori at Base.
i Kir Khan anytime,
or 609-6600
BUYING USEID AND
EXPIRED .X-RAY .,_M froio
"cspita0 s. nedI.:al CT F lm.
S.' '- ,a .lc
i ,, .11. trial X-Rav
: .. pairintgl.
i i houses
: Call 62 i-

LIVE-in unmarried honest.
healthy single female. aged 35
t ) 45 'years Must be without
children 01 obligations. Able to
i. ire of ei' ily. active
d,'.io ,,!,rr Tn u'c ar
lndian dishes. etc. Tel 220--1927
-' 337.2700 6 5-17G1 612-

Small ai d ro iq ostaufant
experieiced. enthusiastic.
-ergetc an d e 1cien.. ,
establishment to the next leve!.
Fornial training and coinputer
'iteracv a 'must h'11r' Post
.esme :' P s ''"' .- Box
101306.
CLEANrr -,",.i-,,,t ,I

I. -- ': 1 applications to:
lIternet World. 16 'B' Duncan
St.."Newtown, Kitty, Georgetown.
PLANNING your .- J i I
Call on the experts .1 i, ,
arnd Treassures. Wedding and
Gift Shop t, make, our dream
day a r- ;d, Tel # 225-6296
or visit us at 346 East St Ni
C/Burg. G/town
SIX (61 dogs (Doberman &
German Sheprerd). 6 rnths -
2 yrs $10 $20 000 instant
cash. Contact Maryann RK's
Securiyv g ":c.i: 172 Light
& Charlotte Streets
Geor etown. Tel. 226-75 11
227- 072.
PUMP ATTENDANTS,
HANDYBOYS, BILLWRITER,
OFFICE ASSISTANT 3
CASHIERS & "VASR BAYMEN.
Apply in per'an with written
application, Texaco
Vissenger' Road ,.ust be honest
& reliable
ONE Do'-estic worker to
wash. press clean and do
general housework. Also she
should know how to deal with
children ages 10. 11 and 17.
Working he.Lurs 7 am 3 pm.
interested personn contact
Eunice Major at Tel. # 218-
4524. 645-2979 or 628-0756
LIST of Species' .Purple
Heart. Danrina. Kabukallh,
Shibadan (Pink). Tauroniro,
'T.lahu S'iverballi (Brown).
Green Heart, RED Cedar
Lumbar HMS 1 & 2 Scrap.
J 1, 1 n diameter and
* iMr,

uO. pumpkins. o2i0 w ..
22-7435. 643-8028 AJ. 650-
6156 R- Ra
CARPENTERS, Masons
Painters. Labourers. Just be
between the aqe of 20 and 45
-ears o.," :;.1 .,n person with
written .': i'. .:i; to: Shivrai's
Oceanim: ,1 'noc,. Bei Air
H~ hway. East Coast Demerara.
between the hours of 8 am an-d
4 pm. Monday to Friday


uyana surrender


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Mr. Clifford Stllonhly o i618. 6538/328 2301


OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases #58
Village. Corentyne.
Berbice. Phone 338-2221
& 338-2335. (David
Subnauni j.



GOING business
place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-
secured beautifully tiled
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3
bedroom house fully grilled
in N/A.Call 333-2500.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes located
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634



CIIRCUIT City Internet Cafe
and Computer School, Lot 2
D'Edward Village:,W/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
ohotocopying, Scanning
-...;- Tel.# 327-

and Fax bervi,.... .
5369 or 625-7189.



CHURCH View Hotel.
Main and King Streets, NA
Tel: 333-2880. Gift Flower
and Souvenir Shop. Main &
Vryheid Streets. # 333-3927


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LOT 95 Sect. 'A'
Cumberland, Berbice. Call 618-
9186. 223-1227. 222-2251 -
after hours



2-STOREY house with
large land space corner lot
at Edinbur h, East Bank
Berbice. Tel. 265-3419.
622-3879 Andy. ...
1 3-STOREYED
building, newly built in the
heart of New
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-234-.



GX 90 MARK 11 in
ood condition. Contact
339-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFt), automatic, fully
owered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-
2345.
CAR Tech Enterprise -
--..t integrity. quality

non .^L..
vehicles from -
Coroila L-Tourinq Caldina
Carina Corolla NZE. Hiace
"--.n.,C Ipsum. RAV-4. CRV
.- i d,,cles are imported in
top quality and low milea ne
AW & H 79 Corriverfon
Berbice 339-3073. 615-
0960/ Anna Catherina, West
Coast Demerara 644-9552


flu.


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Pliaose (o flfooe Mt. G Wyoor on 333 3141 4/3,13 6678


D


Iu


I romu b'Ci- t't1gL'

..o it. et the team vilust.

Ti, v >I, .t oelter. I Il 'sI C'on-
*.il,,4ul, ri'ldJ.d & lob~i;o."
ii, i ud tiel I .ll t \\Ok.ld o\V
lok ait the scores .nd pick th'e lea1n
i''r l\ LI\\ '. shoot but \\ ould Ihai
o iagaiun tace a lough challenge 11111
the defending champions.
\ticr the 100 \aMls r1.m,_c.
Gu\an .na led \\ ith 370 point, and
24 \ s. Piersaud leads the chairce
hitting lthe only possible lor the
day and four Vs,. with Ransford
Goodluck following on 49
points and two Vs. Richard
Fields and Dylan Fields both
scored 48. Paul Slowe 47. Rvan
Sampson and Derick Naraine 40
each and John Fraser 42. But the
team had one miss. A hit gets at
least one point.




WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirl.
Porters. Applicants must ha1.e
secondary knowledge and
applv with a written a'ppi, ation
t6 1 DunLcan and Vissergen
Road. Tel. # 227-8506


L. . -: : '1 .


".' : .': ,
,. it',: ', ',. K '`2',i, ot \\1lihl .I1


hiii ,iI l'xslxori \xosi'c for
:11 11 i t"or b AICk li t'; ), was
thle low est colrer \\N11 4 .
Bar lbados Ifemiale shoolerl
Jennier llJordall-i.llsin> \as
their be't shot. rtestering 40
and nine 1, xsurpaixssed onl '1v b\
Pci ,.kuki' po xible. while I len
nis I.CO :lnd I\or Gonmes had 47
each lfor lhe L(ombincd lTeam.
The \\ inld \\ '.s a it llits i rick\
best for the 1 000 yardss ranee.
Gu\ana probably\ getting the
full elfec ha\'ing drawn the
western most position on thlie
range. with the wind bouncing
back from the forest.
Guivana's best shot w\as
Goodluck with -4 points and six
Vs. Fraser followed with 44
points. Sampson and Slowe had
42 each. and Per-sand, Richard
Fields Naraine and Dyl an
Fields all had 41. The tally was
3W) points and 24 Vs.
An. they had another miss.
The two miss.s dented lthe tlean
al least I\\o points., which
\\ould ha\e lied Ithe scores tand
Gu.l\ana would h1 a\e won on V.
Ilomir \\as again 'TlUI'
best shot witli 46 i,"'itis anil
two Vs. bill ,11nl. one pi'erson
lad lic lo\\w 41 (larion Ta'ng
11001oon. Per hald 45. M\lark
Akrill 44. GComeC and iall 4t
each. and Sleen C('hung and
li/.ckiel Joseph 42 each. 'Thcil
tall\ \was 34b and 15 Vs.
Ihie 1,im inemiibers could
notIl hlic'e wha the e\ were see-
ing as nl\ anas scores \\c
wrilern on board.
.\ I'eiiile sliooler c \\ias again
Barbados' best shot l Shell
1lhinds \\itli 40 points aind (our
Vs. followed y lY Jorian-Ci('oii
ins oil 45 and one V.
Christopher Joseph was
the Combined Team's best
shot with 45 points and one
V.


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D[errara zone Schools Open Girls final...



Ritchie leads St Stanislaus to victory


over West Demerara Secondary


Jlfy Ravilde Mladliolill


fit!iw |)y kippra| hiiiln i('lte
itilita hi wa eniilugh` fitr M1t


tilw4i1 ltlid l an !vt'o'tillll l'thi
Driiih c l tit'q!tli f it' '. th! iii

tilte ni l.fliont. ioli iiini iii=
(i iea'Nc> a It( stry It I hIlivl

nIil yr st!rdr!y ai lth1
<;)'ii {(eit'w in (ri'likte ('liilt

Thlie iilil-huilded Ritclhlic
who led her tm lo wvcntn in-
hbatlcln wins ill the coimpti ion
so far. hit a stylish 44 (5x4) as
St Stanislaus reached a competi-
tive 139 for nine from their al-
lotted 20 overs. West Demerara
Secondary in reply were
bowled out for 106 in the 18th
over.
Tne 18-year-old Ritchie
returned with the ball to take
two for 2.2 front three tidy
overs. When her side batted


tll Ir being insekited by WVVes
DIitt'rsiran Seeolndary In bril-
lih4 lt lsu liifline llil i ti ry r Iack,
sit" i triv' ived i v lit if o le suipportl
from Kl.ili Ifis% and thely
slar1i'ld .nl tni ctionpllshed sev-
rtill -v1lWckt stalll of 84.
RtK .llll1 MN iltlit 7 iilul tS1-
.iin r o B. '. chiipprd ii i ithll
It iitnd 12 I .i pec'tcri\, ''while
Ilkvia \.lIe lralhgobetl hthre'' ith6
N 1 '6inri li tillllend itiati e-

Prli'shiil pic'kd two lor 14 i4)
>nld wvo I'ir 16 (4) respretively,
in1 Well Denciate'i 1
SeCco ilary's losing baiting el-
fort, Lilawattie Arjune hit a 21 -
ball 23 which included four-
fours and Traccy Boodhanlall
(13) smashed three consecutive
fours in the second over, to put
a major threat to the total. but
the other batters crumbled.
Dipika Ramotar snatched
three for 18 from 3.4 overs,
Gaitrie Jagdeo bagged three
for 22 from four overs to as-


sist Ritchie who was later
nlluled player-of-Ithe-Ina tell.
She collected ia trophy, coni-
pliinunts of Steve Ninvulle,
Pairliiaiuniiry Secreliary in
the Ministry of Cullure.
Youth aindl Sports.
lerst fielder ivawilrdl weilt Io
ilhe losing Ileint's A'innc, mull-
tsy If Trophi Stall in IHI ouldti
Mal ket.

hiitnutid bIy Nolile 1House milu
ie 'ii niieri' ulp tiirophli was'
spinsuiltl by ShLw'\s (;encmlal

III the c Io iipcltiion t'oi tli
D)ciraira /.one. Alicia Zavier
Was voled the best atter after
scoring a century and she col-
lected a trophy-from umpire and
coordinator of the tournament
in Georgetown, Linden
Matthews.
The two teams have.ad-
vanced to the national semi-
finals which are set to be
played shortly.


Victory: St Stanislaus skipper DONNETTE RITCHIE receives the winning trophy from Berbice
Cricket Board president MALCOLM PETERS after the victory. (Photo: Courtesy of Ravendra
Madholall)


Under-19 cricket squad trimmed to twenty


THE Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB) national junior selec-
tors have named a 20-man
squad to begin preparation
for the upcoming regional


youth tournament to be held
in St Kitts in July-August.
The 20 players will be en-
camped a few weeks prior to the
start of the tournament at a-date


MYO Goli'n and Sons softball cricket ...

Marine inspires

Savage XI to

97-run victory
DAVENDRA Narine hit an impressive half-ceiilury (52) to
inspire Savage XI to a commanding 97-run victory against
Anna Catherina United in the latest round of-th,~ 't ili
Youth Organisation (MYOQ)- ,"fiored Golyn and.Sons 15-
ov... ^'ttiall cricket competition on the West Coast of
Demer:ira.
Narine hit five sixes as the. ity,tean, Savage XI scored 169
for eight at the Loinpleiion of thl. 15 overs. Anna Catherina,
United in reply had n tangwers iand were trounced lor 72 from
10.4 overs,
Natine was n>',ly backed up by Falim Mohamed who made
38 with four sixe .'.hile Ri, k B.icchu- took three for 24 from
his allotted lir' \ ci' .. bowling for Anna Catherina United who
in repl\ never threatened the total.
Hamesh Indar made 27 which comprised two sixes and a
solitary four as veteran Wayne Jones grabbed two for 17 from
his three overs and Ravi R.in,s\ w.ack with two for 19 from
three overs, bowling for the winners.
Scores in tlhe match: Iltli-gt Youths defeated Uitvlugt
stur' y comforlahle 81-run win. Ullvugt Youths
LiZ-7: lnanan Khan 32 (3x6); Yacoobh All 3-27 (3). Uitvligt
Pasture CDC In reply 51-9; Mark Singh 4-0 (1) including
a hat-trick.
Sivage XI in their second encounter beat Ruiimzeight by
seven wickets, Riinizeight 83 all out in 14 overs; Raymiond
lla per 3-13 (3 Savage XI in reply 85-3: Falimn Mohamed 36*

In Savage XI scheduled match, they got a walked o\er from
Meten-Meer-Zorg.
Meanwhile, the competition reaches its quarter-final
stages today. At Den Amstel ground Savage XI oppose
Leonora Youths with Hlortence Isaacs and Arnold Padmore.
At 12:00 h Unstoppable meet Rocky XI. At 14:00 h Farm
Masjid collide with Stewardville/Majeed XI. At Meten-
Meer-Zorg West ground at 09:00 h Rangers XI tak on-
litvngt YoiWths with Prittipaul George and R',~ umpir-
.. ....10..n.pir-


yet to be announced. Guyana
are the three-day champions.
The team was successfully led
by Steven Jacobs who once
again has been chosen as the


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captain.
The players named are:
Steven Jacobs (captain),
Rajendra Chandrika,
Chris Patadin, Robin
Bacchus, Seon Hetmyver,
Eugene La Fleur, Travis


Blyden, Herman Latcha,
Totaram Bishun.
Veerasammy Permaul,
Dilon Heyliger, Vishal
Singh, Jonathan Foo.
David Wallace, Delroy
Jacobs (wkp.l. Clive
Andries, Leon Scott.
Kellon Carmichael. An-
thony Bramble (wkp.) and
Chidanand Shivram.


VACANCIES

Vacancies exist for the following positions at GUYOIL's Service
Stations at Regent Street, Sheriff Street, Kitty, Victoria &
Providence Service Stations

1. SHIFT SUPERVISOR

Requirements:

a) Five (5) subjects CXC including English Language &
Mathematics or Accounts.

b) Two years supervisor; experience in a Public or
Private ,ectior Organisation.


2 PUMP ATTENDANTS

a) Three (3) subjects CXC including English Language &
Mathematics or Accounts. Preference will be given to
applicants with previous experience in a similar
position.


F OR 5OTn POSITIONS
Applicants must e prepared to work on a shift basis, inclusive
of week-Gnds and public holidays.


Salary and Benefits:


Attractive


Applications sho,'"' submitted to the Administrative Manager
Tne Guyana Oil Company Limited. 166 Waterloo Street South
Cummingsburg. Georgetown, not later than May 25, 2007.
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26 SUMBAY CIrMiCLE May13 2007


AMjLYPRT CHRONIC

Warriors enjoy home


comforts to overcome Jazz


By Jason Adler

OAKLAND, (Reuters) -
Golden State continued their
solid playoff form at the Oak-
land Coliseum with a 125-105
victory over the Utah Jazz in
their second round series on
Friday, Baron Davis leading
the Warriors with 32 points
and nine assists.
James Richardson added 25
points, for the home .team, who
had 15 three-pointers in all, in-
cluding an NBA playoff record-
tying 11 in the first half, to lead


Golden State to their first vic-
tory in the best-of-seven series
after two road losses in Utah.
The eighth-seeded Warriors
stunned the top-seeded Dallas
Mavericks in the opening round
and have now won all four
home games this post-season,
feeding off the energy of crowds
of more than 20 000 wearing.
their yellow We Believe T-
shirts.
"It's always good to play
at home," Richardson told re-
porters. "The crowd brings a
lot of energy. We always play.


IN MEMORIAM

I- n loving memory of l'our
dear mother JOYCE
SBALDEO nee
.IRAMLAGAN who
depare.d this life on
o" 9. 1 996




Remembered by her loving husband George, children: Valerie,
v Solomon, Desiree, Ruth, grandchildren: Samuel, Diana, Donna,
, Denise, Rhea, M rk, Janice, sisters, brothers & other relatives.
g'- <3000COC30C0B.s


:p,,-ss their sincere appreciation to all
those who attended C funeral, visited the
family, called, sent cards, flowers '"
assisted in their recent bereavement.

Special thanks to St. Abrams Mother's
Union; Priest Mr. Lang: Lay Minister and
all those who attended the service.

: Thank you.


well at home."
The Warriors came out run-
ning and scored a franchise play-


off record 40 points in the sec-,
ond quarter to take a 70-49 lead
into the locker room at halftime
and were never threatened after
the interval.
"We did a good job keeping
it together after a'tough loss,"
Golden State coach Don Nelson
said, referring to Wednesday's
overtime defeat in Utah.'
"I'm real pleased with ev-
erything we did; the adjust-
ments we made were' good."
DAVIS DUNK
Golden State, who held a
30-point lead at one point in
the second half, saw that cut in
half in the fourth quarter but
their 53 percent shooting from
the field kept them well in colm-
mand.
Davis electrified the crowd
with a vicious one-handed dunk
over shot-blocking specialist"
Andrei Kirilenko with 2:48 left
that put an exclamation point
on the victory.
"I knew I was going to get
over him right from the start,"
Davis, who has battled several
injuries in the playoffs, said.
"The guys just said 'wow'
to me after.
"Our guys feed off the
crowd. Utah are a great team
a-d CEme Game Four, we


have to be better than we were
tonight in order to win."
The Warriors also forced
Utah into making 23 turnovers.
something that Jazz coach Jerry
Sloan was unhappy with.
"We just completely lost
our concentration," Sloan said.
"They just came at us like a
wild dog you might say."
Al Harrington added.15
points for the Warriors, while
Andris Biedrins contributed 13
points and 13 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer had 19
points and 11 rebounds for the
Jazz, and Kirilenko and
Mehmet Okur both scored 13.
Game Four of Western
Conference semi-final is in
Oakland today, before the se-
ries returns to Utah for Game
Five on Tuesday.


By James Eve

ROME, Italy (Reuters) -
With Amelie Mauresmo
struggling after a two-month
layoff following surgery and
many of the world's top
women missing, the chances
for an outsider to take next
week's Italian Open
claycourt title in Rome.have
rarely looked so good.
Mauresmo, who won in
Rome in 2004 and 2005, re-
turned to competition at the
claycourt German Open i n Ber-
lin this week her first tour-
nament since undergoing an op-
eration to remove her appendix


in March.
The 27-year-old
Frenchwoman was hoping for
a good run to give her match
practice ahead of Roland
Garros at the end of the
month.
Instead, she fell in the third
round to 21-year-old Julia
Vakulenko, who lies 50 places
below her in the world rankings.
"It's extremely frustrat-
ing. In Rome I hope to get as
much time as possible on the


Pakistan opener Farhat

fined for dissent


KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) The Pakistan
Cricket Board (PCB) has
launched its zero tolerance
policy on indiscipline by fin-
ing Imran Farhat and plac-
ing him on probation for six
months after the opener ex-
pressed his dissent at the na-
* tional selectors.
The board acted after the
24-year-old Farhat telephoned
chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed
to complain about his omission
from this month's one-day se-
ries against Sri Lanka in Abu
Dhabi.
Salahuddin, a former
Test player, filed a written
complaint to the board in
which he explained that
Farhat's father-in-law had
also voiced his displeasure
with the selectors' decision in
person.
"Farhat will be fined 50 per-
cent of his match fee when he


next plays for Pakistan,"' PCB
'director of cricket operations
Zakir Khan told Reuters yester-
day.
"He has also been put on
a six-month probationary pe-
riod, in which his behaviour
and attitude would be closely
monitored," he added.
Farhat who has appeared in
27 Tests and 33 one-day
internationals later apologised
to the board and selectors for
his behaviour.
"We took a lenient attitude
with him this time because of
his past record and apology, but
the board is firm on having a
. zero tolerance policy on play-
ers indulging in indiscipline or
dissent with officials," Khan
said.
The Pakistan squad de-
parts on Wednesday for the
three matches against the
World Cup finalists on May
18, 20 and 22.


vddbh In i t T
In loving memory of a beloved
husband, father and grandfather
BHISHAM PANDAY a/k BISH _
of iish C radinp Co. Ltd.,
O fta urla U-O "'


159 Barr Street, Kitty
who departed this life on May 11th, 1987. I
It has been twenty years since that sad day when we said goodbye
A wonderful husband, father and grandfather has gone to rest
He was a legend and an inspiration to us
Everyday treasured memories of him come our way
Our hearts still ache with sadness, our secret tears still flow
A if .memories could build a stairway and remembrance makes a lane
W Will wa- the long road to reach him and bring him home again
Our love for him will rain deep in our hearts.
Ma Lord Shiva Gr-,"t Him rtrnl Rest.
Always remembered and ,'ever loved
S.by his, wife, children,
Sdaughters-in-law, sons-in-law,
'- grandchildren, other--elative.-*d friern'ds- -


courts," said Mauresmo.
"I'm physically fit and am
totally recovered from the ap-
pendectomy," f"now deed as
many matches-as possible before
the French Open."' ,- .
In the absence of world
number one' and French Open
champion Justine Henin, who is
sitting out the tournament as
she prepares for Roland Garros,
and world number two Maria
Sharapova, who is out with a
shoulder injury, Mauresmo will
start as top seed.
The retirement of world
number five Kim Clijsters and
the late withdrawal of defending
champion Martina Hingis with
a back injury have reduced the
fi-ld further.
Like the rest of the i6p tight
seeds, Mauresmo has a bye into
the second round but there she
faces a potentially difficult
match with the winner of the
first-round contest between
Australia's Samantha Stosur
and home favourite Francesca
Schiavone.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, the
world number four, heads the
challengers in the, other half of
the draw.
The Russian, who finished
runn',-" at Roland Garros last
year, is coming into lu ..
clay and beat compatriot Nadia
Petrova 7-6, 6-4 on Thursday to
reach the semi-finals in Berlin.
Of the other leading play-
ers, third seed Jelena Jankovic of
Serbia, a Berlin quarter-finalist,
is in the shape to claim her third
title of the year.
Jankovic has been one of
the most consistent players
on the women's circuit this
season, winning the
hardcourt event in Auckland
at the start of the year then
adding the claycourt title at
Chirlei-tn*'jr March.


Mauresmo heads

weakened field

at Italian Open


IN MEMORIAL .....
In loving memory of GEETA RAM a.k CAMIEL
f Diamond New Scheme, formerly of 2' St.,(raig !
Village, EBD, who departed on May 10, 200(.
One r has passed site our loved one was (ailed away A
Your ife was illed ofkitndness
Lending a helping hand to oll in need rewell

SRemembered by'her mom, children, brothers, sisters-in-law
a ther.relatives.and friends. ,
IP May MotheC Diurga give peace and a resting place.

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ART CHRONICLE


Gambhir's stylish


101 helps India take


winning 2-0 lead


By Azad Majumder
DHAKA, Bangladesh
(Reuters) Opener
Gautam Gambhir scored a
stylish 101 to help India
beat Bangladesh by 46 runs
in the second one-day in-
ternational yesterday and
take a winning 2-0 lead in
the three-match series.
Replying to India's 284 for
eight, Bangladesh reached 238
for nine in their 49 overs in a
match shortened because of




INDIA innings
V. Sehwag c J. Omar b S. Rasel 21
G. Gambhir b S. Rasel 101
M. Dhoni cM. Rahim
b Mo. Rafique 36
Y. Singh c and b M. Ratique 24
R.'Dravid not out 42
D. Mongia c M. Rafique
b A. Razzak 17
D. Karthik Ibw M. Rafique 6
P. Chawla stp. M. Rahim
b A. Razzak 1
R. Power Ibw Mahrafe Mortaza 5
Z. Khan not out 9
Extras (b-1, lb-7, w-9, nb-5) 22
Total: (eight wickets, 49 overs) 284
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-130,3-174,4-
210, 5-239, 6-251,7-258, 8-273.
Bowling; Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-57-
1, Syed Rasel 10-1-49-2, Abdur
Razzak 10-0-59-2, Saqibul Hasan 7-
0-40-0, Mohammad Rafique 10-0-59-
3, Aftab Ahmed 2-0-12-0.
BANGLADESH innings
J. Omar c Karthik b Khan 11
T. Iqbal run-out 7
A. Ahmed b Powar 40
S. Hasan c Dhoni b Khan 5
M. Ashraful b Chawla 12
H. Bashar stp. Dhoni b Chawla 43
M. Rahim c Karthik b Y. Singh 35
M. Mortaza c Sehwag b Singh 42
M. Rafique c sub. b Chawla 13
A. Razzak not out 9
S. Rasel not out 4
Extras: (b-4, lb-2, w-8, nb-3) 17
Total: (nine wickets, 49 overs) 238
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-51, 3-60, 4-86,
5-92,6-151,7-177,8-193, 9-231.
Bowling: Khan 7-0-32-2, Patel 7-0-34-
0, Chawla 10-0-37-3, Powar 10-1 -32-1,
Mongia 8-0-57-0, Singh 7-0-40-2.


morning rain..
Skipper Habibul Bashar
(43), Mashrafe Mortaza (42),
Aftab Ahmed (40) and
Mushfiqur Rahim (35) contrib-
uted to the Bangladesh score
without producing a decisive
knock.
Mortaza delighted the local
crowd, hitting five sixes includ-
ing four in a row off Dinesh
Mongia.
He scored his 42 off 22
deliveries, but it was not
enough to catch India who
had won the toss and elected
-to bat first.


Man-of-the-match Gambhir
was involved in productive
partnerships before he was the
fourth wicket to fall with the
score on 210.
"We were beaten by a bet-
ter side, but we showed ability
to scare people," Bangladesh
coach Dav Whatmore told re-
porters.
India coach Ravi Shastri
said: "Now we want to finish
it 3-0."
India won the first match
by five wickets in Dhaka on
Thursday. The third and fi-
nal game is on Tuesday.


Gautam Gambhir uses his feet and lofts over the infield
in his stylish 101. (Yahoo Sport)


The sons, grandsons, nieces, nephews and othE
relatives of the late GEORGE W. SOBRYAN of 15
Church St., Alberttown, extend thanks to all wh
attended the funeral, sent cards, gave wreath,
made telephone calls of comfort and offered
condolences in our recent loss.


Special thanks to the Rev. Canon Thu
SCir;S-t Church Parish, Waterloo St; N
Marilyn Dewar, organist and members

Doctor Wiison and nurses of the Da
, Hospital. Mrs. Loraire Hernandez nee
of the Guyana Funeral Pariour, Quee
Shondell Benjamin and family and
Ragubir and family.

SElera rest yant unto him O'Lord.
In ..-.^,(I,;,^ ,^


[rston Riehl
Mr. David an


avis Memori
o Lee and sta
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Mr. Ramcha


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Bangladesh recall former

captain Mashud to Test squad
DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) Bangladesh selectors have recalled five players including
former skipper and wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud to a 14-man Test squad to face visiting
India.
The first match of the two-Test series will begin in Chittagong on May 18. The second will be
played in Dhaka from May 25.
Batsman Mehrab Hossain Jr, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran and left-arm spinner Enamul Haque
have also been drafted into the Test squad.
They will replace batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Aftab Ahmed, keeper-cum-batsman Mushfiqur
Rahim, spinner Abdur Razzak and all-rounder Farhad Reza who were included in the one-day squad
against India.
India have taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day series, after beating Bangladesh by 46
runs yesterday. The third match will be played in Chittagong on Tuesday.
Test squad: Habibul Bashar (captain), Mohammad Ashraful (vice-captain), Javed Omar,
Shahriar Nafees, Saqibul Hasan, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad
Rafique, Enamul Haque Jr, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Mehrab
Hossain.



IN MEMORIAL

Our beloved BYRON DICK of 114
S Third Street orico.nlai F'.East RBanL k


Demerara, u ho departed this life ton
NUl 12. 2003.


t5'~A E.


It seems like yesterday even though four years --
have passed and memories of
you still I anger on in our minds
Our lives go on without you
Byron and nothing is the same .
Because there will
never be another to take your
pl ce In our hearts

S Loved and remembered by his loving daughter Aaliyah. your
reputed wife Merlene, the Todd's family
And the staff of Alpha Int Hotel





t f .
MEMORIAL
In loving memory of our ,
S dear mother, wife,
daughter and sister
DULARIE SINGH
who died on May 12,
1996 (Mother's Day). V.
Age 44 yrs.



Keep a garden in your heart 1 .
A place that's yours alone 00 '*. 1 ," r
Where lovely memories grow ,.

Of every happy 7R "ij
time you've known .



Sadly missed by her loving children Rayon, Sunil, Sharon and Anil; her husband kai;
daughters-in-law Carlo, Gaitree and Vanessa, son-in-law Sarwan, grandchildren
Maria, Alex, Lydia, Nicholas, Timothy, Chrisanna & Alyssa, nieces & nephews an"
other relatives.

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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13, 2007


Two of CARICOM'S regional security centres, established by the CARICOM Heads of
Government, are seeking suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the following
positions with assigned duty stations in either Barbados or Trinidad and Tobago.
CARICOM

OPEA TO S HIT&UPRVSOSSEIO SIFSPEVIO
12 ostot)3Psiin) IPsiin


Oven ievk
Responsible for the provision of proper analysis of dita
for forwarding to relevant authorized enforcement
agencies in support ofenforcement operanons.
Key Functions
Reports to the Shiti Supervisor
Facilitates data analysis to provide real lime
tactical and operational information
Qualifications
A minimum of five (5) years experience in a Law
Enforcement background e.g. Police. Custonis
A Certificatc/Diploma in Law
Enlorcement/Security Management or Business
Management from a recognized university
wouldbe an asset
Computer Literate with sound IT skills


Overview
Responsible tor the efficient and effective administration
and operations ofthe assigned shillt.
Key Functions
Reports to the Senior Shift Supervisor
Provide expertise in the use of automated law
enforcement information
Ensures compliance with Key-Performance
Indicators for operators
Qualifications
A minimum of five (5) years supervisory
expenence in a Law Enforcement. background
e.g. Military.Customs
Computer Literate with sound IT skills
A Diploma in Law EnforcementISecurity
Management from a recognized University
would be an asset


Overview
R. .'ponitble for imniiiIot ip' of" d.i\a-o-da\ operations lofthe
.a',,agned inIt, inti .IRC.

Key Functions
Asses; and e\ aluate the perfomiances of the Shit)
Supervisors
Monitors accurate completion of logs and records
submitted for each shift
Ensure talflTin. adminisatraLie and operational
needs are met on each shift
Qualifications
* A nminimumn of ten iI(0) \ears supervisory
experience in a Law Enforcement background.
e.g Police, Immigration
A Diploma in Law Enforcement / Secunrity
Management from a recognized University
Computer Literate with sound IT skills


ITMA GE IA SSISN I


Overview
Responsible for all IT systems. development, maintenance.
procurement and training needs
Key Functions
Supervises the implementation and management
of JRCC networks and computer systems
Manages reconfigurations orupgrade of hardware
and software components
Develops IT Budget
J1u Ilicalut tils
Deree in Computer Science i Minmumn
qualification BSc.) or equivalent training or
cpcnenec in the related 1i2rd
minimum of fire (i) years experience in the
management ofan IT network
Training in IT Securir\
Expenrince w \ih configurinn Fire %all,'


Overview
Reports to the IT Manager
Key Functions
Systems Analysis and designing
Application designing and Coding
Advance Database Development
Report, design and data mining
Qualifications
At least two (2) years programming experience in
a mraphical environment
Server Management (Windows. UNIX. LINUX.
OS'400)
Experience in providing database technologies
DB2, SQL
MS Windows Application Development / Visual
Basic Script
Basic Web Development Technologies
Development and support of intranets would be
an assel


Overview
Reports to the IT Manager
Key Functions
PC Conficiration and troubleshooting OS,
hard are and software
PC Maintenance / Preventative Maintenance
LAN Maintenance and networking
PC Software installation. upgrade and
maintenance
Qualifications
At leasi imo (2I v'ear, experience supponring
MS-Windows PCs
A-. MICP, MCSE. CCNA. CCDA. Windo-w
2i"0i i. q .li fications would be aII asei
E\pel icnce \ ilh neiworkine technologies, e.g.
TCP PonlittriLaiinon. LAN cubline
Dc' clopment and support ol inrmiri.i, 0 would he
Cull ,,1 Cit


0ii os0tioS.- S Psit Posi tion


Overnien
Ovcrces thc Compliance
Pro. r mmenc


Marniime .\ inition


Key Functions
Receives and directs compliance issues to
appropriate resources for investigation and
Resolution.
Identifies potential areas of compliance
vulnerability and risk
Develops a Training Programme for Compliance
Monitoring
Qualifications
A minimum oif 'en (10) years experience in a laxw
enforcement background c.e. military,
Immigration or healtIhcare ornan7ation
A Bachelor-. Degree from a recognized Unix ersity
or iT cAqui..,let A.\ Masier< DeIree would be all
asset
ComputcrLitenexx ith sound iTskills


Overview ..
Ensures conformance with letislatime requirements, data
elements and consistency and timelines bv Air Carriers.
par-ticulirl\ ones operating in the CAR lOM Region
Key Functions
Repoilstothe Senioro( mplhance Officer
Develop (Aviation) C('ompliance Training
Programme
Monitors the perbo-rman.c of the Compliance
Program
Qualifications
A minimum of four (4) years experience safety.
compliance. programme or facility management
in aviation
At least five (5) years experience in a Law
Enforcement. e.g. Immigration. Police
A Bachelor's Degree in Avia tion Safety and
Security Management from a recognized
Universityvwould'be an asset


0' er ie,
Linsuire, conif'rannce with legislative requirements, data
elements and .oniistlencv and imielines by Sea Carriers.
particular I, ,oi'c .pernnIg in the C AR ICO 1 Region
Key Functions
Reports to the SeniorCompliance Officer
Develop (Maritime) Compliance Training
Programme
Monitors the performance of the Compliance
Programme
Qualifications .
A minimum of four (4)years experience in safety.
compliance, programme or facility management
in a lationl
.\i catw five (5 x.years experience in a Law
Enforccmient,e.g. Immigration. Police-
** A Bachelor's Degree in Maritime Safetv and
Security Management from a recognized
Univers' n iVu,. be an asset


c;. .. ..et s C -...-.-; a 2 :-5 Applicatio ns r; avaiiab'e on the-website -: www.caricomimpacs.org/careers.

-t-' oica^Of '7 are to be submitted no later than ay 15 to -

The Director
P.O Box 485
SPort of Spain
,., etionaicenters@carmpacs.org
p l e r _a m ,
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 13, 2007 25


Akram to supervise


camp from May 16


A SPECIAL 19-day camp for
fast bowlers and opening bats-
men will be held at the Na-
tional Cricket Academy from
May 16 onwards, under the
auspices of fast bowling
champion Wasim Akram,
among others.
Twenty-two of the
country's leading fast bowlers,
including the likes of Shoaib
Akhtar, Unnar Gul. Mohammad
Asif and Mohammad Sami. will
attend the camp as well as 13
opening batsmen, including
Inmran Farhat, Mohammad
Hafeez and Imran Nazir.
Aaqib Javed, former Test
fast bowler and chief coach of
the academies, will-work with
Akram as well as Mudassar
Nazar, the former Test opener
and current director, game
development.
Eight players taking part


in the ODI series in Abu
Dhabi.against Sri Lanka will
join the camp from May 25
onwards.
Fast bowlers to attend:
Shoaib Akhtar. Mohammad
Asif. Umar Gul. Mohammad
Sami, Rao Iftikhar. Najaf Shah,
Abdul Rauf. Mohammad
Irshad, Mohammad Khalil.
Junaid Zia. Uzair-ul-Haq.
Anwar Ali, Kashif Daud. Shakil-
ur-Rehman, Muhammad Amir.
Rahat Ullah. Akhtar Ayub,
Jamshed Ahmed, Farhan Ayub.
Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanveer,
Mohammad Junaid Khan.
Opening batsmen to at-
tend: Salman Butt, Imran Nazir.
Mohammad Hafeez, Imran
Farhat, Khurram Manzoor.
Babar Naeem, Khalid Latif,
Shan Masood. Agha Sabir. Wajid
Ali, Nasir Jamshed Ahmed
Shahzad. Asif Zakir. (Cricinfo))


Milan want Kaka to


miss Copa America


By Mark Meadows

MILAN,-Italy (Reuters) -
Kaka and his club AC Milan
have written to the Brazilian
Football Federation (CBF)
asking for the playmaker to
be excused from this year's
Copa Amnrica because of
burn-out fears.
"In view of a possible call-
up for the Copa America. I be-
lieve I would not be in the ideal
condition to offer the perfor-
mance expected of me at inter-
national level," Kaka wrote in a
letter published on Milan's Web
site (ww w.acmilan.com) yester-
day.
"With this letter 1 formally
request to be left out of the
Copa America."
Milan later issued their
own statement saying they
were behind the move.
The statement included a
fax which vice-president
Adriano Galliani sent to the


CBF last week.
"In the last three seasons
he has played 180 games,
without taking a break for
the last two years for the
FIFA Confederation Cup in
2005 and the World Cup in
2006," the fax said.
"If he is called up for the
2007 Copa America it will be
three summers without a break
for him.
'This is why we are asking for
your intervention to exempt Kaka
from the next Copa America to en-
able him to recover for next season
and the World Cup 2010 qualifiers
with Brazil and the official matches
for Milan."
Kaka has been in outstand-
ing form for Milan this season.
leading them to the Champions
League final on May 23 against
Liverpool.
The Copa America will
be staged in Venezuela this
year and runs from June 26
to July 15.


INJURED England captain
Michael Vaughan looks cer-
tain to miss out on selection
when the squad for the first
Test against West Indies is
named today.
Vaughan broke his finger
batting for Yorkshire on May 3.
and is not ready to play next
Thursday. Andrew Strauss is
the favourite to lead the side in-
stead.
An England and Wales
Cricket Board spokesman told
BBC Sport: "His chances of be-
ing fit for Lord's are slim."
But Kevin Pietersen ap-
pears to have won his battle
against a torn calf muscle.
Chairman of selectors
David Graveney will reveal
the squad at 0930 BST today.
And he is expected to an-
nounce that England's number
one batsman Pietersen has re-
covered after an injury sus-
tained last Tuesday.
Hampshire captain Shane
Warne, who did not have
Pietersen in his side in the four-
day game against Lancashire


Rastas


versus

Baldhead


Masters


football


for

Bartica

THE I Movement Promo-
tion is taking the Rastas
versus Baldhead Masters
battle to Bartica. The two
teams will play on Sun-
day May 20 at the Bartica
Community Centre
ground for $75 000 cash
and the Deno's General
Store trophy.
Head of I Movement, I
Salam. said that former na-
tional captain Terrence Ar-
cher of Georgetown is a
guest player for the
Baldhead side.
Bartica's representa-
tives for the Baldheads are:
ex-national player Callment
Young. Christopher George,
Rockliffe Paris, and Danny
Joseph among others. The
Rastas will be supported by
guest players former na-
tional captains Gordon
Braithwaite and Vibert
Butts and Allan La Rose
who represented Guyana in
youth football.
Some of the other
players in the team are:
Richard Jones, Eric
Lynch. Deen Washington,
Wesley Powell, Simon
Sears. Ivelaw Nurse and
Ralph Hodge.


ending yesterday, said: "I'm
sure he'll be fine for the Test.
"'If this game had started
a couple of days later he
would have been fine for this


I-j


Michael Vaughan will have
to wait until the second
Test.
too.
"He vas 50/50 and for the
sake of England and the best in-
terests of English cricket we
didn't want to risk him in this
game.
"We probably could have.
but it wasn't worth it. England
comes first."
The news is less good


about Vaughan. His Yorkshire
team-mate Deon Kruis said:
"He has been feeling some dis-
comfort and won't be read\."
The ECB remains "opti-
mistic" that Vaughan will be
available for the second Test.
but will have to choose a
stand-in captain for Lord's.
Beyond Strauss. other op-
tions include Andrew Flintoff.
who led the team in Australia
over the winter but w\\as
stripped of the vice-captaincy
for indiscipline in the Carib-
bean. and Durham batsman Paul
Collingwood.
They have all been in recent
run-scoring form for their coun-
ties. Flintoff and Collingwood
made half-centuries on Friday.
whil.c Strauss made a century
yesterday.
There will be plenty of fo-
cus also on the selection of
the wicketkeeper with Paul
Nixon and Matt Prior the
leading contenders.
The absence of Vaughan has
freed up a possible batting spot
for Owais Shah.
The Middlesex right-hander
told BBC Radio Five Live on
Friday: "I feel I1 ~ striking the
ball reasonably well and feel in


a good state ofn mind.
"It would be wonderful to
play for England. If the call
comes up. great. If not, I have
to keep working hard and
keep knocking hard on the
door."
Young Leicestershire fast
bowler Stuart Broad will not
make his Test debut because
he has a knee injury,. but regu-
lars Matthe\ Hoggard and
Steve Harmison are fit and in
form.
The third specialist seamer
in the squad is likely to be Liam
Plunkett. and if a fourth is se-
lected the 6ft 7in Cornishman
Charlie Shreck could come into
the equation after two recent
six-wicket hauls for
Nottinghamnshire
Possible squad: A. Strauss
(Middlesex, capt.), A. Cook
(Essex), I. Bell (Warwickshire),
K. Pietersen (Hampshire), 0.
Shah (Middlesex), P.
Collingwood (Durham). A
Flintoff (Lancashire), M. Prior
(Sussex), M. Hoggard (York-
shire). S. Harmison (Durham).
L. Plunkett (Durham), M.
Panesar (Northamptonshire), C.
Shreck (Nottinghamshire).
(BBC Sport)


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Hockey silver medal




might earn Guyana



high world ranking


Independence


anniversary


Triathlon set for


Linden on


Saturday
LINDEN will host the second Ministry of Culture, Youth and
Sport Independence Anniversary Triathlon on Saturday.
The race which was held in Georgetown last year will start
off at 14:00 h with swimmers required to cover 1.6 kilometres
(km) from the Katabuli Bridge, Christianburg, along the Demerara
River to Danjou Hill Landing.
The participants will then cycle 15km across the Wismar
Bridge up to the Linden highway roundabout and back to the
Kara Kara Bridge. The final lap will be a 4km run to the
Mackenzie Sports Club.
According to a release from the Ministry trophies and cash
prizes will be awarded in four categories: junior (12-17) male
and female and senior (18 and over) male and females.
The first prize is $35 000, while the second-placer will ccl-
lect $25 000 and the third-placer $15 000.
The presentation of the prizes will be done by Minister Dr
Frank Anthony. Athletes interested in participating can pick up
their registration forms from Leslyn Boyce, Youth and Sport
officer, Linden: 444-7512, Mary Chung, swimming coach, Lin-
den: 444-4565, Wanda Richmond, Athletics Coach, Linden
444-5740, Stephanie Fraser, Colgrain Pool Camp Street,
Georgetown: 226-0387 or at the office of the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sports, Main Street, Georgetown.


dent of the Guyana Hockey
Board (GHB) Phillip Fernandes
who skippered the team in Ven-
ezuela was in high praise for his
side.


PHILUP FERNANDES
He pointed out that prior to
this competition Guyana last
competed at an international
field hockey competition in


1994. resulting in the country
not being ranked for several.
years.
The hockey head however
feels that with the perfor-
mance of the team in Venezu-
ela, the country might climb
high in the rankings once it
is updated.
Uruguay are ranked 33,
Venezuela are ranked 50, Puerto
Rico are ranked 55 and Jamaica
are ranked 69. The gold medal
winners are ranked 25.
Fernandes noted that
Cuba's performance was above
par because they were unique in
their preparations and general
training methods. They em-
ployed a full-time coaching staff
and were equipped with play-
ers who dedicated themselves to
the national programme.
Hockey was propelled in
Cuba by Guyanese stalwart
and national captain George
Powdar, according to
Fernandes. The hockey head
said that field hockey can rise
further if an artificial surface
is built in Guyana.


Fernandes said that if land
can be acquired there is a chance
that the international bodies
would assist. "The GHB have
been promised such assistance
in the past by officials of the in-
ternational organisation only to
fail in its bid to secure a piece
of land where hockey would be
priority and therefore such a
surface (the artificial surface)
can be laid."
Fernandes added that in
2001. president of the Pan-
American Hockey Federation,
Tony Von Ordanza. had told him
that the Federation was willing
to make money available for the
venture.
Six years later,
Fernandes is not sure as to
the availability of the
money but he said Ordanza
was still encouraging him
at the Games to get the ar-
tificial surface built. Ef-
forts to acquire the land
will once again be the main
priority of the Board as it
looks towards developing
hockey in Guyana.


Warne and Lara

linked to

breakaway

Twenty20 league
BRIAN Lara, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and "more big
names to follow" are being linked to a breakaway
Twenty20 competition taking place in India this October,
according to the latest issue of Spin magazine.
Both McGrath. the former Australia fast bowler and Lara.
West Indies' former captain, announced their retirement from
cricket after last month's World Cup. Warne retired from inter-
national cricket earlier this year following Australia's 5-0 trounc-
ing of England in the Ashes, but it appears the trio's playing


days are not quite finished.
The series, called the In-
dian Cricket League (ICL)
was announced in April by
Subhash Chandra. who
heads Essel Group the
owners of Zee TV who will
broadcast the tournament.
though it is only, noxv that
names as high-profile (and
retired) as Warne are beine
mentioned. Equally. confir-
ination of the players' in-
\ ol cement has et' I'o


lhe t ournlaimnent is


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BRIAN LARA


r!'!!niiired to .take! p-ace imere ,'.'ks afterr the inaiuural
TINent'120 world d Championship in September, held in
South Africa. (Cricinfo)


Th game! I wilfl,'advanc 'l ie]


JOHN Buchanan, the re-
cently retired Australian
coach, has said that
Australia's series of losses
before the World Cup had
helped them fine-tune their
game and strategies. Omi-
nously for the rest of the
cricket world, Buchanan,
whose eight-year tenure was
among Australia's most suc-
cessful, also believes that
Australia can still get better.
In an interview published in
the latest issue of Cricinfo
Magazine, Buchanan said that
while Australia hadn't planned
to lose the games against En-
gland and New Zealand before
the World Cup, they were not


overly concerned about the de-
feats because they had a bigger
picture in mind.
Australia came to the World
Cup with five consecutive-
losses, three to New Zealand in
the Chappell-Hadlee series and
two to England in the Common-
wealth Bank series, prompting
observers to label the tourna-
ment "the most open World
Cup ever".
"We needed to find out
what some of our weaknesses
were," said Buchanan, "and
through 'he Commonwealth
Bank series and through the
Chappell-Hadlee series,
some of our deficiencies were
exposed. In terms of telling us


what we had to do precisely,
that was a big plus."
One big weakness was in
the bowling, with Australia fail-
ing to defend 300-plus scores in
successive matches in New
Zealand. To Buchanan, though,
it was a mere confirmation of
what they knew. "We actually
had to get a bit better."
"It might have been in the
type of bowler we needed to
bowl at a certain time. Or type
of ball be it a yorker, a slower
ball, or change of pace. It might
have been with timing, with a
certain player at a certain stage
of the game."
Those matches also served
to finalise the selection for the
World Cup. "We had (Stuart)
Clark, (Mitchell) Johnson, and
we didn't really know what we
wanted to do there. (Shaun) Tait
too. And we had some injuries.
(Shane) Watson was injured.
and we were trying to bring him
back, and at that time he was
perhaps well short of where
you would want a player to be
at that stage of a series.
But it was important for
him to get some game time be-
fore he came here.
"\We \ere' also trying somele
of the CLIgu a bli uifferenitl
from \vhal \oil would d do nor-
mall\. So thicrc \were a lot of
things going on alt the time. \\c
kn\\ there .were things happcn-
ine inlc ,, ,d help u, 5 .:,0 1
.". Cr!" '\;:si:O;; ;; on -'. e
\Hold Culip 2003. B3uchanan
h'ad said the\ could geel c', i
eker\ t'ppOlic'ni il 2 1) ( hc i"C -
Hyes ,thnl.e gu]n.ecQuld Id-


"Our batting has certainly
been much more consistent," he
said pointing to one of the ar-
eas in which Australia have im-
proved. "particularly our top
order, in how they have gone
about the game and how aggres-
sive they can be.
"It has advanced because of
the type of players we have
had, because of the time they
have put in, and because of the
. way they have thought about
playing the game," he said.
"And if anybody thinks the
game is at its peak at the mo-
ment that will be wrong, because
the game will advance. It has to
advance."
He went on to identify a
few areas. "Now that you have
the wicketkeeper coming up ...
you look at the catcher in base-
ball, and I think there is great
synergy there for the same thing
to occur. It gives the bowler
more options when the batsmen
are trying to hit every ball."
He also'thought the bowlers'
could bowl much. faster.
"Athleticism is going to play a
major part. Bowlers can bowl a
lot quicker. They just have to
find the right athletes and train
them to be-able to generate pace.
and also sustain that pace.'
"We have done a few
things this time which were
.an advance on what we did
iast time. and that has made
:Tifference. \nd there is a
alis.m. and understanding
What that is. and how it can
impact the game. if tou un-
derstand what that concept is
and put it in place. that can
q,- significpntly, change the
,'* '*sae.f (t'Ori'cmfo .... '


ENDING on a high note: John Buchanan joins the party.


........-..... ........


By Faizool Deo

GUYANA'S field hockey per-
formance at the second
Bolivarian Alternation for
the Americans (ALBA)
Games might catapult the
men's hockey team to a
favourable world-ranking po-
sition.
The team earned a silver
medal at the Games in Caracas,
Venezuela (April 27 to May
12). The Guyanese men drew 2-
2 with Jamaica then lost to
power-house Cuba 13-1 before
defeating Uruguay 4-0.
With momentum in their
corner, Guyana edged out the
home team 1-0 and defeated
Puerto Rico 6-5 to earn a
place in the finals, where
they were against mauled by
Cuba 11-0.
At the Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) yesterday, presi-







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Morton stakes Test claim with century


RUNAKO MORTON swings through the line and hammers
a straight four in his innings of 104.


West Indies in


England 2007


00


MAY
12-14: v Somerset, Taunton
17-21: 1 st Test Lord's London
25-29: 2nd Test Headingley Leeds
JUNE
1-3: v MCC, Durham
7-11: 3rd Test Old Trafford Manchester
15-19: 4th Test Riverside Durham
21: v England A, New Road
24: Twenty20 v Derbyshire, Derby
26: Twenty20 v PCA Masters, Arundel
28: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
29: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
JULY
1: 1st ODI Lord's London
4: 2nd ODI Edgbaston Birmingham
7: 3rd ODI. Trent Bridge Nottingham.


TAUNTON, England (CMC)
- Runako Morton sent a firm
message to selectors ahead of
the first Test against En-
gland at Lord's next week
when he slammed a stroke-
filled century to rescue West
Indies against Somerset yes-
terday.
The right-handed Morton,
chosen for the England tour af-
ter being discarded for the
World Cup in the Caribbean.
stroked a fine 103 before retir-
ing hurt, to lift the tourists to
237 for four on a rain-hit first
day of their three-day tour
match.
Morton batted just under
three hours and faced 118 balls.
striking 15 fours and two sixes.
but limped off the field with. a
leg- injury shortly after reach-
ing his landmark.
He shared an enterprising
168-run stand with left-handed
batsman Shivnarine
Chanderpaul who finished un-
beaten on 82, to rescue the
tourists who had slipped to 44
for four early on a damp, bleak
morning in England's south-
west.
Chanderpaul has so far batted
197 minutes, faced 115 balls and
struck nine fours in his innings.
Heavy overnight rain here
threatened the match but when
it finally got under way at 11:15
am. seamer Steffan Jones (3-74)
quickly seized control for the
hosts as he grabbed three quick
wickets to rock the West Indies
top order.
Opener Chris Gayle got the
innings off to a flyer with a
flurry of boundaries in his 19-
ball 24. despite having to seek
on-the-field attention after being
struck on the hand by fast
bowler Mark Turner.
X-rays showed no fracture
and the aggressive left-hander
was cleared to continue playing.
He lost partner Daren
Ganga in the day's fifth over for
two. lbw to Jones playing across
the line, with the score on 26.
A rain break kept the
players off the field for 10
minutes and on their return
Gayle was bowled by Turner,
dragging a delivery onto his
stumps attempting his fifth
four at 32 for two.
With no further run added.
left-hander Devon Smith was
caught at cover by James
Hildreth off Jones for five and
when captain Ramnaresh
Sarwan was trapped lbw on the
back foot by Jones for 10, mo-
ments later. Windies were in a
tangle at 44 for four.
However. Morton and
Chanderpaul combined to
steady the innings and steered
the visitors to 75 for four at the


lunch interval with Morton on
23 and Chanderpaul. seven.
The 28-year-old Morton
played positively after the
break, taking a special liking to
leg-spinner Michael Munday.
He straight-drove him for four
and then lofted him for the first
of two sixes back overhead to
lift the tempo for the visitors.
While Morton struck the
ball nicely and played in cava-
lier fashion, Chanderpaul
provided the ideal foil, batting
solidly and capitalising on
anything loose.
When showers returned at
3:15 pm, West Indies had
reached 195 for four with
Morton unbeaten on 91 and
Chanderpaul 59.
The break lasted two and


half hours and when players fi-
nally returned to the field. just
five balls were bowled before
batsmen trudged off for bad
light.
On resumption 15 minutes
later. Chanderpaul raised the
200-mark with a lovely cover
drive for four and Morton
reached his personal landmark
from 115 balls with a rasping
square cut off Jones.
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo
who replaced the injured Morton
was unbeaten on six with
Chanderpaul when bad light drove
the players from the field for the
final time at 18:45 h.
The match is being played
as a 13-a-side match with West
Indies fast bowlers Fidel
Edwards and Corey Collymore
and Somerset's Munday play-
ing as bowlers only.
This comes after rain
hampered all of West Indies


training sessions since arril-
ing in England on WednesdaN
and the England Cricket
Board agreed to change the
playing conditions.



WEST INDIES first innings
C. Gayle b Turner 24
D. Ganga Ibw b Jones 2
D. Smith c Hildreth b Jones 5
R. Sarwan lbw b Jones 10
S. Chanderpaul not out 82
R. Morton retired hurt 103
D. Bravo not out 6
Extras: (b-1, lb-1, nb-3) 5
Total: (4 wkts, 48.4 overs) 237
Fall of wickets: 1-26,2-32, 3-32,4-44.
Bowling: Jones 18.4-2-74-3, Turner
10-0-65-1, Andrew 8-0-37-0, Munday
11-0-55-0, Parsons 1-0-4-0.
SOMERSET *Keith Parsons, Peter
Trego, Neil Edwards, MK Munday,
lan Blackwell. Gareth Andrew.
James Hildreth, Steffan Jones, Mat-
thew Wood, We's-Durston, +Craig
Kieswetter, Mark Turner.


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SCrowds brave
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I'HNOM PENH. Cambodia (Reuters) Heavy rain failed
to deter more than 20 000 Cambodians from turning up to
watch yesterday's inaugural Hun Sen Cup. the first big
soccer event in the country since the restoration of democ-
racy in 1993.
As players struggled to control the ball on a pitch made
slippery and muddy by the rain, Khemara beat Naga 5-3 to
win thile trophy named after Cambodia's Prime Minister and a
prize of $10 000.
Buddhist monks, Phnom Penh residents and schoolchildren
sang and beat drums as they watched the game.
"No matter who wins or loses it is the honour of our na-
tion," said Buddhist monk Mao Vuthy, 24, as he sheltered un-
der an umbrella with five fellow monks.
Organisers said many people had stayed home to watch
the game live on television. "More people would have come
if there was no rain," said Sao Sokha, chairman of the
Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC).


MILEX CUP CHAMPS: Trinidad & Tobaoo Dose after winning the long range team shoot. Captain Michael Perez is sitting
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Guyana were runners-up
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while Barbados were third with
694 points and 40 Vs, followed
by the Antigua & Barbuda/Ja-
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He said rifle shooting was
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out that the team went into
the final range at 1 000 yards
four points behind Guyana.
"You're never done until the
last shot. At the end of the 900
yards range, with four points
down, I had a few butterflies.
But I realized the team had the
potential to do what they had
to do."
Today, Trinidad & Tobago
will be defending the West Indies
title, with shoots at the short
ranges 300. 500 and 600
yards.
"Last year, we hoped to
retire the trophy, but the


By Isaiah Chappelle
WITH two misses, Guyana
surrendered the Milex Cup,
the symbol of long range rifle
shooting supremacy in the
region after seven years, los-
ing to Trinidad & Tobago by
two points in the first team
shoot of the West Indies Full
Bore Rifle Shooting Champi-
onships at the Timehri
Ranges, yesterday.
Trinidad & Tobago recis-
ny LtdJ tered 718 points and 46 V-bulls
to re-claim the crown they won
!6 at the very ranges in 1999 and


T&T

council decided for it to re-
main for one more year.
We're going to put in an ex-
tra special effort and give it
the best shot because we hope
to take the trophy back:
home, once and for all."
Trinidad & Tobago's 1.il
rising shooter, Justin Lall said:
"(Mahendra) Persaud says the'
day is won and lost on the long
range. That's rifle shooting."
Guyana's captain
Mahendra Persaud said lie
had called for the wind and
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NEW YORK POST ,April 22, 2007 -- This trip makes the
"1,001 Nights" seem like a cinch.
Two New Yorkers Reid Stowe, 55. and his 23-year-old
girlfriend. Soanya Ahmad, embarked yesterday from Hoboken,
N.J.. on a sea voyage that is to last 1,000 days and nights -
nonstop.
Stowe and his seamate set sail aboard their 70-foot yacht.
the Schooner Anne, and aim to live entirely away from land.
They plan to circle the world three times, surpassing the trip
of 657 days taken by Australian Jon Sanders, who circumnavi-
gated the globe three times from 1986 to 1988.


"This will be mi first time sailing. ever except for up and
down the Hudson River." said Ahmad. of Queens. a daughter
of immigrants from Guyana.
"I haven't gotten seasick so far." she said with a grin.
By the time the Anne rounds South America's Cape Horn,
it could be braving waves as high as 100 feet. as well as ice-
bergs and snow. An antique iron woodburning stove will keep
them warm.
In the next weeks, the schooner will head south toward the
equator navigating an Atlantic course shaped like the heart
Stowe has sketched onto his nautical map.
"This is a voyage that takes heart." he said.
The two will be alone for nearly three years, out of sight
of land., with no provisions except those crammed into every
nook and cranny of the vessel including cases of food that fill
the bathtub, front rice and beans to tomato sauce, pasta, pesto,
olives and chocolate wafers. The rest will be fresh from the
sea.
Solar panels will suck in enough energy to power a diesel
motor, the communications systems and the lights.
The cost of the journey is covered by both corporate
and individual donations; they also got free food, sails and
ropes.


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The series of workshops start on May 15 and will'run un-
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Kingston.
The sessions would be of one-hour duration starting from
15:45 h. Interested participants must be within the ages of 12
-18 years.
The workshops will pay attention to stage movements, di-
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Daphne Rogers and Gem Madhoo-Nascimento.
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THE young African actress Aoua Sangare accompanies the African boy with a magical
work of modern African Art which overcomes the negative evil powers of a sorcerer, in
the final scenes of the masterpiece of 1987-African film: "Yeelen" (Brightness).


THE rejection of inclusive values concerns the 1998 Indian film "Earth", directed by
Deepa Mehta, and starring the brilliant Aamir Khan as a Muslim street vendor in love
with a Hindu servant girl during the violent partition in India in 1947.


By Terence Roberts
THE word "modern" is not a
status symbol.
It is just a word we apply
to many changes between life
today and life more than a cen-
tury ago.
If we spend our lives using
motor vehicles, if we try to
move safely through traffic in
cities, towns, country roads, if
we use aircraft, phones, read
newspapers, magazines, books,
documents, listen to radios, look
at TV and films, if we wear new
fashions, use international foods
and drinks, if we work for
money and use money... then
we exist in a modern society,
which leads to a modern cul-
ture, and new forms of romance
that can be called modem love.
There is a very important
relation between ourselves and


the type of society and culture
we live in.
If we think that we can ex-
ist in a modem society/culture
defined by such qualities men-
tioned above, yet ignore the ef-
fect of such qualities on our-
selves, then we are encouraging
delusions which can make us
appear to be distinctly different
from the society and culture in
which we live our daily lives
and this can lead to a feeling of
alienation, endless victimisation,
or seeing ourselves as marginal
to our surrounding environment.
In many countries outside
of Europe, North America and
Canada, Guyana for example,
hundreds of thousands of
people view their culture as tra-
ditions inherited from their race,
or customs passed down from
the original countries their an-
cestors came from as enslaved


MODERN


SOCIETY,


MODERN


Part.


CULTURE, AND


MODERN LOVE,


rounded by and participate in a
lifestyle of motor vehicles, air-
craft, phones, literature, radios,
-TVs, photos, films, computers,
etc, all things their ancestral so-
cieties and cultures never had,
never experienced.
Modern society in contrast
to such traditional ancestral so-
cieties is made up and defined
by the daily use and influence
of such new human develop-.
ments on us. How then does
modem society and culture be-
gin to affect such traditional in-
herited habits, customs, beliefs,
etc?
The moment we begin to


participate and appreciate
other forms of dress, food,
drink, ideas, knowledge, inti-
macies etc, that are not only
of our ancestral and cultural
traditions, we begin to be a
part of modern society and
the modern culture it leads
to.
Indeed modern society and
culture is created by the absorp-
tion of various earlier human
traditions evolving from their
original values, race, and view-
point, into a society and culture
where citizens possess the free-
dom to create and consume new
forms of cuisine, wear new fash-


ions, write new stories, poems,
make new paintings, sculptures,
films, music, architecture, even
new forms of open-minded gov-
ernments; and this begins to af-
fect us in an innovative way that
defines a modern lifestyle.
This sort of modern
lifestyle and culture emerg-
ing in nations like Guyana
since the 20th Century, can
create bewilderment and
misunderstanding in both
youngand adult citizens, if
there are no local' modern
artists and critics to demon-
strate and clarity examples of
how local modern society and
culture affect them.
At the same time, citizens
ought to pay attention to such
works of art and critical ideas in
order to inform themselves and
clarity their problems.
So what is this modern
work of art, and how de we
recognize it? Works of art which
reflect the effects of modern life
with its new,skills, new pace of
life, new communication sys-
tems, new tools, gadgets,
clothes, new knowledge of the
past via anthropology (the
youngest science), and new hu-
man relations between many
races, many nations, etc, are
modem works.
Such works, whether they
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or controlled colonised
labourerss.
This complex and sensi-
;tive social history in their
,new country can contribute
to a confused, divisive, and al-
most schizophrenic social
condition among people to-
day, who may decide that their
only proper society and cul-.
ture is one in which they con-
tinue to dress the way their
ancestors did, continue to eat
the same foods they did, con-
tinue -to believe in the same
ideas and superstitions they
held, etc.
Yet such people are sur-


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N1992,Comptroller of
Customs and Excise
Paul Burnett had a
contempt of court
conviction leveled against
him by a judge set aside
after the Full Court and the
Guyana Court of Appeal,
agreed that the conviction
was based among other
things on irregularities that
could not stand up to justice.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the Comptroller of
Customs and Excise had seized
goods belonging to businessman
Ramdat Sookraj, which resulted
in litigation and a court order
deeming the Comptroller guilty
of contempt of Court.
Recognizing that all was not
well in relation to the way in
which the orders served on the
Comptroller were effected, his
lawyers Mr. Rex Mc Kay, S.C.
and Mr. Fitz Peters, proceeded
with appeal to the Full Court,
on behalf of their client the
Comptroller of Customs.


[0OUR


The Full Court took into
consideration the irregularities
and other issues which caused
that court to allow the appeal,
with costs to be taxed in favour
of the Comptroller.
The appellant Sookraj, rep-
resented by Senior Counsel
Clarence Hughes appealed to the
Guyana Court of Appeal, con-
stituted by Chancellor Kenneth
George, and Justices of Appeal
Cecil Kennard and Maurice
Churaman.
But that court affirmed the
ruling of the Full Court and la-
mented about the irregularities
which were so evident in the


facts that had been wrongly
used to find the Comptroller
guilty of contempt.
That Court dismissed the
appeal by Sookraj, with costs
to be taxed.
The evidence disclosed that
on February 5, the appellant
was granted an order by a judge


CHANCELLOR
KENNETH GEORGE


for his attachment.
On 24th February, another
judge heard the appellant's mo-
tion. The respondent appeared
before the judge and admitted
that he had not complied with
the mandatory order of the 5th
February. The judge found the
respondent to be in contempt of
court. The Respondent ap-
pealed to the Full Court of Ap-
peal.

Dismissing the appeal,
the Full Court held:
(1) That the fact that
the respondent had admitted
that he had not complied with
the order of February 5 did not
necessarily result in punishment
for contempt or an order for
committal, in proceedings for
contempt, the burden of proof
was in the same as criminal pro-
ceedings.
(2) That when an or-
der of the court required the
performance of an act "forth-
with", the meaning of that term
had to be determined according


ilU1 jfils By George Barclay


of the High Court that the re-
spondent should deliver certain
goods to him "forthwith".
The order was not en-
tered until 16th February
and a copy was served on the
respondent's secretary on 9th.
February. The copy of the or-
der as served was not in-
dorsed with the memoran-
dum required by Rules of the
High Court, Order 35, rule 5,
warning of the penal conse-
quences of noncompliance.
As the order was not com-
plied with, the appellant moved
the court on February 20 for an
order for the respondent's com-
mittal for contempt of Court, or


to the context and circumstances
in which it was used and in
the circumstances of the case
the order to hand over goods
"forthwith" must have expired
by the time that the order was
served on the respondent, some
fourteen days after it had been
made.
(3)That in the absence
of explicit provisions in the
Rules of the High Court (cf.
ibid, Order 1, rule 3) the proce-
dure as to service of the order
was derived from the rules of
the Supreme Court, Order 44,
rule 2 (3) (England), and the fail-
ure to serve the order person-
ally on the respondent (as re-


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a mandatory order also was a
fatal objection to the validity of
the order of the 5th February.
Observations on the inabil-
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Judge found Comptroller of


Customs guilty of Contempt



Appeal showed he did not have a fair trial


him.
Chancellor George in deliv-
ering the judgment of the
Guyana Court of Appeal, noted
that the appellant was manufac-
turer of garments and imports
much of the fabric used in his
manufacturing business. Under
the relevant regulations, the im-
portation of such items is per-
mitted duty free.
Early in 1986 he imported
a quantity of fabric, some
US$36, 000 worth, for use in
his business. He submitted
the required documentation
to the Customs Department
for clearance duty free.
But the respondent, in his
capacity as Comptroller of
Customs and in the purported
exercise of his powers under the
Customs Act, seized the goods
on the ground that their true
value had had not been declared.
This caused the appellant to
institute proceedings by way of
writ-of summons for a declara-
tion that the notice and act of
detention were illegal and void,
and for a mandatory order di-
recting delivery up of the goods
to him.
The action came on for hear-
ing before Justice Persaud and,
February 5, 1987, that judge


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(civil appeal 55A of 1991)
against an order of the Full
court allowing the appeal of
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Customs and Excise (the re-,
spondent), against an order of
Justice Bernard holding him to
have been in contempt of court
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granted the declaration and
mandatory order that had been
sought. More particularly, the
respondent was ordered to de-
li\ er up the goods to the appel-
lant forthwith.
However, it took eleven
days (i.e. until 16th February)
for the order to be entered and
on February 19 a copy of it was
left with the respondent's sec-
retarv. It was not complied
with, and on the following day.
(i.e.. 20th February). the appel-
lant moved the court for an or-
der for the respondent's com-
mittal for contempt or for the
attachment of his person for his
failure to do so.
This notice of motion and
affidavit in support. which were
served on the same date that
they were filed, were made re-
turnable for February 24. It is
to be noted, however, that Feb-
ruary 20 was a FriJay, and the
next working day was the fol-
lowing Tuesday (February 24)
i.e. the return date, as Monday
February 23 was Republic Day,
a public holiday.
The motion was heard
and disposed of on that date
and the respondent was held
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-Siuday Chronicte May-13;-2007


PRSRIG U IERR EIAGEIE4AR


"The Children's





Story of Guyana"


and Guy de


by Petamber Persaud

GUY de Weever was born into
a rich and colourful cultural
inheritance, a heritage that
inspired him in his formative
years, a tradition which he
fostered as he grew into his
own and flourished, finally
leaving behind -a strong
legacy which his children ex-
panded on and on which gen-
erations after can build.
That rich' and colourful cul-
tural heritage started many gen-
erations ago with de Weever's
paternal grandfather who was a
schoolmaster and continued
through his father, Peter Moses,
who was'an educator, musical
composer and writer. Peter
Moses de Weever is better
known for his folk song "Me


caffee in de morning".
What is a little known fact
about the elder de Weever is
that he published at least two
books, "Companion to Lucas
Geography" (1900) and "Prin-
ciples of Agriculture" (1908).
Enriching the legacy on the
distaff side was Guy de
Weever's mother, Paulina, who
was a teacher. His uncle,
Aloysius, was an educator, mu-
sician, and writer, authoring a
Geography text book. Two of
his cousins, Celeste and Lynette
Dolphin, were cultural icons;
Celeste introduced "Broadcast
'to Schools" and edited the
"Kaie" journal and Lynette, who
was a musician, headed the Na-
tional History and Arts Coun-
cil.
Elma and Arthur Seymour,


Weever


relatives by way of marriage,
were influential figures in edu-
cation, the arts and literature of
this country. This was the world
of Guy de Weever who born in
March 1907 in Ondemeeming,
Essequibo, Guyana.
That country boy came to
town (Georgetown) and made
good. He attended the
country's premier educational
institution, Queen's College,
and excelled at academic stud-
ies especially in the area his-
tory. He also did well at ath-
letics where his speciality was
the 220-yard sprint.
Guy de Weever was a
graduate in the first batch (1931
-1932) of teachers from Teach-
ers Training College; a batch
that produced many notables
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poets and music composers.
The 1930s was a defining
period of his life. In 1932, de
Weever published "The
Children's Story of Guyana"
which was described by W.
Bain Gray, Director of-Educa-
tion at the time, as "the first at-
tempt to provide a history suit-
able for use in schools."
And what a book it was
and still is. It was reprinted
28 times from 1933 to 1973,
an edition almost each year
since first publication, mak-
ing it one of the more suc-
cessful books in the history
of Guyanese literature and
the most successful, history


text.
de Weever was also a head-
master (Anna Regina Anglican
School), a short story writer.
and journalist contributing ar-
ticles on Guyanese issues, West
Indian economic and political
affairs to periodicals like Com-
monwealth Review, Continental
Review, Elder Statesman, Crown
Colonist, and National Review.
Guy de Weever was accord-
ing to Arthur Seymour a "great
reader and admirer of the work
of H. G. Wells and Arnold J.
Toynbee". His reading list in-
cluded the works of Guy de
Maupassant, Somerset
Maugham, 0. Henry and
Galsworthy.
Apart from his academic
persuasion, de Weever was also
a jazz pianist. In fact, he met his
wife through his love for music.
Elma Seymour nee Bryce. re-
ported that the family pos-
sessed a "pianola" whereon
Guy and his good friend Percy
Casey used to visit the home to
play and that how the friendship
between .Irmin Evelyn Bryce
and Guy de Weever began.
Guy and Irmin were mar-
ried in 1932 and produced three
children who expanded the cul-
tural and literary heritage into
which they were born.
Jacqueline, the eldest, has


authored several books includ-
ing "Chaucer Name Dictionary"
which began as her Ph. D dis-
sertation, "Mythmaking and
Metaphor in Black Women's
Fiction" and "Sheba's Daugh-
ters: Whitening and Demoniz-
ing the Saracen Woman in Me-
dieval French Epic".
Godfrey became an artist and
Barbara is an attorney in New
Mexico.
What a storybook life but
all was not smooth sailing. As
early as the late 1930s, his ac-
tivities were constrained by ill-
ness. Then his compilation of a
history of Guyana was sidelined
in preference to Webber's "A
Centenary History and Hand-
book of British Guiana".
Guy Egbert Leon de
Weever died in May 1971,
leaving behind an enduring
legacy in the monumental
work, "The Children's Story
of Guyana", which survived
colonialism, witnessed
Guyana gaining Indepen-
dence and Republic status.


Online correspondence with Jacqueline de Weever, 2007
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:
oraltradition2002@yahoo.com
Literary update
Books to be launched:.'Selected Poems by Egbert Martin edited by
David Dabydeen, a Derek Walcott book, and 'An Anthology of Short Stories
from Guyana' edited by Petamber Persaud, published by Dido Press, UK.


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BAN -OF G


VACANCIES


The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following vacancies in its Research Department and Office of the
Banking Manager.

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

TECHNICAL EDITOR


OFFICE OF BANKING MANAGER

CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY

Full details including the requirements and job descriptions for these positions
can be obtained by accessing the Bank's website at www.bankofguvana.ore.gv

Applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to the
Bank not later than FRIDAY, MAY 18. 2007 and should be addressed to:
The Director (ag).
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From page V
to be in contempt. and was fined a sum of $2000, and was ordered to pay the costs of notice of
motion.
Chancellor George in concluding his judgment cited a quotation from Master of the Rolls. Lord
Denning, which he said was appropriate to the present case.
That quotation read. "I fully realize that no court must ever forget the importance of the liberty of
the subject and the importance of the principle that in this country people are not to be imprisoned
without good cause, cause shown according to law.
Liberty would never be preserved if the court were to have one measure for people whom they
think to be deserving and another measure for people whom they think undeserving. The law must be
applied strictly so far as the liberty of the subject is concerned. I am quite satisfied that on the facts
of this it would be impossible for us to do anything but to allow the appeal."
Dismissing the appeal by the appellant Sookraj, the Chancellor declared "For the reasons
that I have earlier given I agree with the decision of Full Court that the Order of Bernard J.
cannot stand. I will accordingly dismiss this appeal with costs to be taxed."


Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, May 04, 2007 Thursday, May 10, 2007
1 VCH'ANGE T DATE I'


LI L L.,A ,, tHa' MYL KAI' U 1 L.1I
Buying Rate Selling Rate
A. US Dollar NOTES OTHER NOTES OTHER
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.50
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demcrara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 196.00 199.00 204.00 204.00
RBG.L 195.00 200.00 202.00 206.00
Bank Avera-ge 195.83 199.17 203.83 204.96

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.66 203.32
BoO Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$201.75
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 152.50 162.17 172.67 177.17
C. Pound Sterling
Bank vrage 348 33 367.00 390.00 395 33

D. Euro
BankAverage 23750 251.25 266.25 27125
E. Selected Caricom Eichange F. LIBOR- USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
for Thu. May 03. 2007
"TS= G$2881
Bdos$ = G$ 92.14. 6 months 5 35813 L US 8.25%
J$= GS 4.45 I year 5 28875"% Guyana (wgt.) 14.33%
EC$= G$ 67.79
Belizc$ = G$ 94.60
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.


THE Sidewalk film Club is teaming up with the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimi-
nation (SASOD) this Tuesday to present Jamaica documentary "Songs of Freedom.
The documentary, by Jamaican Philip Pike. explores the lives of gay and lesbian Jamaicans and
tells compelling stories of individuals courageously carving out meaningful lives, despite the taboo
against their sexual identity.
..,, Instilled with an often contradictory sense of humour and anguish. these stories are about growing
up. going to school. dating, and "coming out" in a country where one's individuality often collides
with the dictates of family, community and religion.
s. Still. Songs of Freedom does more than capture the conflict inherent in the lives of Jamaican lesbi-
ans and gays. Evoking the emancipative philosophy of the late Bob Marley, the documentary also
-'"*'~"' conveys the unflinching sense of hope. love and camaraderie used by the people in front of the camera
to compose their personal s6ngs of freedom and redemption.
We see them as whole persons. full of beauty. complexity and contradictions, always deserving ol
love and respect.
In this sense. Songs of Freedom breaks new ground as the first documentary about ga\ life in
Jamaica. even as it reflects the universal quest for human dignity in the face of oppression.
Admission is free and the screening begins at 19:30 h.
The screening is part of SASOD's activities for International Day against Honmophobhi
2007 which will be observed on May 17.


MODERN SOCIETY ...
From page IV
are novels, poems, films, songs, music, etc, do not simply impose viewpoints, but instead
reveal the search for a dialogue among viewpoints, so that a new logic and reason begins to
emerge.
Such works look into the surprises and pleasures of increasing one's experience and knowledge
of the changing world with all its stress and excitement.
Whereas the modem work of art finds its way through the mad fast-paced materialistic mod-
ern world by opening a direction with honesty and speculative imagination, a recent cultural trend
called post-modernism, tries to redefine the modem world, and is often contented to reflect the
confused plurality which modem communication and information processes have made of today's
world.
For the modem artist outside of Europe and North America. from places like Africa, South
America, Asia, it is the style or method of showing the evolution from traditional culture to a local
modern culture, which guides the modernity of their nation's citizens.
In the masterpiece African film of 1987: "Yeelen" (Brightness) directed by Souleymane Ciss6
of Mali, his son carries a work of art made from a combination of wood, metal, and crystal; the
object displays a style that is a synthesis of antique African art, geometric and optical modern art.
The young boy carries this work of art with respect and interest, because it represents
the modernity of his growing life, his "brightness", his future.







PARLIAMENT OFFICE


The Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services was
established under the Constitution with the responsibility to
scrutinize all areas of Government policy and administration.
pursuant to Article 119B of the Constitution.

The Committee has begun its work. but wishes to receive from
members of the public, individuals and organizations, their views
on the NIS Education Programme.

The Committee, is therefore, extending an invitation to members
of the public to send written submissions of their views on this
matter not later than 161" May, 2007

Individuals and organizations who are willing to appear before the
Committee to give oral evidence, should indicate this in their
submissions.
AU submissions mnast be addiassed to-

Thee lerk of- nmmittwe
PrFrmentaryy Sectomii
CommlOe on SMiAl SenMiie
ParBikent OGce, Prwic
Buidini, Grgeownr


Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


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Guyana to experience




"Round




about




Midnight"




A collaboration of GEMS Theatre Productions and Diplomatic Spouses Association (DSA) will see the
staging of "Round About Midnight" a joyous, pensive, dreaming celebration of the senses a river of
music, art, poetry and film meandering through the indigo nigh at the end of May.
According to Gem-Madhoo Nascimento of GEMS, creative projects always grow and change in
unexpected ways during the process of bringing an idea to fruition and so each venue creates its own
particular ambience making the production flexible in the way it is organized.
The first show will be on staged on the lawns of the residence of the British High Commissioner
on May 24. Tickets are $3,000, by invitation only and includes hors d'ouvres.
On May 25, the performance would be at the Umana Yana. Tickets for this event are $2,000,
obtainable at Oasis Caf6, Nigel's Supermarket. All performances start at 8.30p.m. The main artists
work with the talents of different musicians and actors in each country.
The Music
In line with their manifesto of trans-Atlantic collaboration, TQ POLYPHONY includes the Trinidad
invented instrument, the steel pan, in the combo, (piano, pan & percussion).
will be performing with a
Guyanese Bass player, George
4 Reid plus one other and Trinidad
musician on double pan, Clifton
Allen from Pamberi Steel Orches-


JOHN VANNESTE IN ACTION


Vanneste's 2007 musical
program is anchored around the
music of Miles Davis. (Kind of
Blue. Sketches of Spain) fanning
out to include pieces by Dave
Brubeck. some French and Bra-
zilian music and of course a
West Indian piece. 'Atlantic
Love', the theme song specifi-
cally composed for TQ PO-
LYPHONY by the West Indian
composer and musician Gene
Lawrence. In his own work


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include: constructing databases, entering data, ensuring data accuracy,
analyzing data and providing technical assistance to other CDC/GAP
Guyana program staff and the Ministry of Health. Requirements are:
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or tertiary learning institution; a minimum of five years experience with
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Vanneste straddles both the classical and jazz genres so the programme will include jazzy classics as
well as the more pensive 'classically' oriented pieces by Brubeck.
The Poetry
The Poetry weaves a golden bridge of. woids to link the 'music and the art. The music is entwined
with readings of the poems & prose. The contemporary British poet Maldonado is writing pieces
around Miles Davis's music specifically for this event, poems by European, Latin American and
Guyanese poets would be included in the programme.
The Actors
Actor, Nigel Scott of Trinidad will be the reader.
The Art
The art grows out of the music, the silence which surrounds music and the poetry. In effect, Beckett
has created an exhibition of silent music which reflects through colour, tone and composition the
poems and heart-moods of the music.
The work is an exploration of the ways that painted imagery can become the visual analogue to
music and poetry through translating sound and words in either figurative or lyrical abstract form.
Beckett's paintings will be on sale.
The Film
TQ POLYPHONY with Pearl & Dean (Trinidad and in liaison with Handstand Productions (UK)
are making an ongoing film of
TQ POLYPHONY's produc-
tions.
For this "Round About
Midnight" tour, a film of
Beckett's exhibition "Like an
Angels Wing" (the line taken
from one of Maldonado's po-
e . ems) will be projected simulta-
n. neously with the musical and
poetry performance so that the
.: audience can fully participate in
the aural and visual connection
between the arts.
Workshop
Alongside the performance
aspect of the production, TQ
a POLYPHONY's workshops on
.. music, art & poetry with
schools will take place on Fri-
day, May 25 from 10:00 h at the
Umana Yana. .
Interested participants
must register by calling 624-
8694 /226-2040 or collecting
forms from Nigels Supermar-
CLIFTON Allen on double pan. ket or Oasis Cafe.


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Applicants must have:-
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Applications should be addressed to the
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Think For



Yourself


I go out with a nice lady 15
years my senior.
Everyone tells me I'm not
on the right track! We like each


other. Lots of the time she men-
tions she is too old for me. I'm
70 and she's 85. She looks
younger than I, but they all


know her age. What am I to do?
We lost our spouses five
years ago, and we still enjoy life
together. I have lots of friends


Birds of a Feather
I am 19 and currently" single.
1 haven't dated that many men in my life. Going away to college was like being thrust face
first into the dating world, and even now, at the end of my freshman year, I still feel lost.
I've been on a lot of dates, but finally found this guy who seems to be different. Male, age 22,
was engaged two years ago. He's been through a series of relationships since then and a number of
sex partners. He is also involved in drugs (pot and mushrooms). He is currently being treated for
a sexually transmitted disease, which he may or may not have.
This male, despite his shortcomings, has won me over in a short amount of time to think he's
different from others He i. caring, seei. intelligent, and we seem to have a lot of the same inter-
esis M1 only worn is that with all my inexpenence I will end up getting v.aN\ o.er my, head.
Also. I don't think I am comfortable with the fact he smokes pot
We've only known each other two weeks, but we've already spent hours and hours talk-
ing. What should I do? NI) heart tells me one thing, and my head tells me another.,
ANNA
Anna, some people have a problem setting their sights too high, but you've set yours too low.
Asking for a knight in shining armor may be too much, but that doesn't mean you have to
settle for Prince Charming's stable boy.
None of his problems are something an inexperienced dater needs. Until you get your
bearings in college, stay with others who are more like yourself: clean slates with all the
possibilities of life before them.
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Timber Grading Training Course


The Guyana Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Forest
Products Marketing Council of Guyana Inc. will be conducting a
Timber Grading Training Course from 28"' May to 8 "' June 2007. This
course will be held at the GFC I lead Office, Kingston; Georgetown.
The cost of the course isGS25.000.00 which covers raining material,
iield trips. meals and refreshments. Persons interested in becoming
Timber Graders are urged to make use of this opportunity as thle GFC
will be stepping up the enforcement of the grading rules and other
guidelines pertaining to wood products sold locally and exported. The
services of Timber Graders will be vital to this effort. Companies
without the services of Timber Graders are advised to utitlie this
opportunity to get their staff trained.

Since the number of places available are limited, persons are urged to
register early. For further information and registration please contact
Mr. Hemraj Seecharan on telephone number 226 7271 4 or visit the
GFC.
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my age who want me to take
them out, but I ignore their
pleas. As time rolls on I'm
starting to feel lost and empty
inside about this. Any ideas?


ROBERT of them, but their point is they
get to rule over you. Because
Robert, at what point do they are not happy for you.
you get to say, "This is my life. there is no genuine relationship
I'm going to do what makes me with them.
happy?" Age doesn't bring wisdom
When is the book going to to everyone. Some people are
be about you, if it isn't in the just as mean-spirited and con-
last chapters? All of our lives, trolling in retirement as they
from the time we are born, we were when they were younger.
find more than enough people The only time we should
wanting ,us to sacrifice some- sacrifice is when it is not asked
thing for them. for and when it is given out of
Your "friends" aren't inter- love. That prevents us from
ested in you as a person. They feeling like a martyr or feeling
are thinking, if he doesn't marry like we sacrificed something.
her, he will marry one of us. When the gift giver gives with-
Your point is you don't love one out being puffed up, or making


another feel beholden, that's a
good gift.
Seeing the effect of the
gift is all we should ask for.
You know you are giving too
much when it feels like giv-
ing money to a crack addict
That's the lost and empty
feeling you have now. You've
been asked to sacrifice your
life by others who want to
manipulate you for their own
gain.
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By Tangerine Clarke

FAMED Guyanese novelist,
Edward Ricardo Braithwaite,
was honored with a procla-
mation from New York City
Councilwoman Lithia James,
during an appearance at the
Classic Stage and Screen Se-
ries, readings and panel dis-
cussions, that celebrated the
vision, and artistry of early


Caribbean writers, whose
novels made it to the big
screen.
The Friday April 20 even
which was hosted by the Car-
ibbean Arts Theatre, and the
Guyana Cultural Association -
Folk Festival, at St. Francis Col-
lege in Brooklyn, paid tribute to
this extraordinary individual,
whose prominence spanned
over fifty years.


Braithwaite accepted the
award from the President of
GCA. Malcolm Hall, after view-
ing "To'sir With Love with
Love" a screen adaptation of
his 1959 novel, with the same
title, that depicted his experience
as a schoolteacher, in the East
End of London.
The movie, that starred
Academy Award winning actor,
Sidney Poitier, Braithwaite said,


PRESIDENT of Guyana Cultural Association Malcolm Hall (left) presents the New York
City Council Proclamation to honoree E. R. Braithwaite.


SALE OF SPARE PARTS IN LOTS


Privatisation Unit (PU)/ NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INVESTMENTS LIMITED (NICIL) / AROAIMA MINING COMPANY (AMC)

Bids are hereby invited for the sale of SPARE PARTS located at AMC's Everton Plant, East Bank
Berbice on a "where is and as is basis".

Bids are invited for the following brands and categories of inventory spares:-

Brands Brands Brands Categories

Manitowoc Mazda Pick Up Nordberg General Use
Komatsu Tractor Bob Cat Wisconsin Engine Electrical
Fordson 550 Tractor Hyster Fork Lift MF Tractor Conveyor
Razz Scooter Austin Western Quincy Compressor Compressor
Samurai Grove Crane Lincoin Electric Co. Hardware
Northwest Dragline Caterpillar Pumps
Ford Bus Mini 850 Steam Power Plant
Mitsubishi Austin Maxi Calcine
Quincy Compressor General Motors Backhoe

Between 08:00h -164:30h from Mondays to Fridays prospective bidders or their representative can:-

Uplift an information package for the Everton Plant at a cost of G$1,000 and

Visit and inspect the various spare parts being offered.

Bids must be submitted to AMC at its Everton Plani I.,a:! :n not later than May 16, 2007 at 14:00h.
Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope and titled (Bids for spare parts) and deposited at AMC's
Everton Plant.

The Tenderer must indicate what brand or category of spares they are bidding for and the price for all
spares in the brand or category since the sale is in lots or bundles.

The Bids should be addressed to
The Plant Manager
Aroaima Mining Company Everton Plant
Everton
East Bank Berbice
Tel. (592) 333-2233
Cel. (592) 623-3931

PUINICIL/GOG reserves the right to change the structure of any future spare parts sale.


made him famous, but accord-
ing to him. "1 am not too im-
pressed with being famous, be-
cause you are only famous for
a moment."
Stating, that the stage adap-
tation of "To Sir With Love"
will premier this autumn at a
West End playhouse, in Lon-
don, the mild-mannered
Braithwaite said, "My contribu-
tion has been made. I wrote this
book. and various types of ven-
ues have decided to use it for
one reason, or another."
That is why he said, when-
ever you write something, you
should write it well.
"I wrote an experience, and
a lot of people found that ex-
perience engaging enough, that
they wanted to read about it,
and then they wanted to do
something else with it.
"My response to people,
who say they have stories to
tell, is, tell them, but take
your time and write them
well."
"I am nothing special,".
Braithwaite mused, "and people
shouldn't imagine that I have
this special genius. I write be-
cause I enjoy putting words to-
gether, and composing them in
such a way, that readers feel the
excitement I feel."
"I feel fortunate that this
piece of work I did 50 years ago
is still well and alive. I have
some assurance that this little
book will out live me, and the
interest of others for years to
come," he added.
Recalling his years as a nov-
ice teacher, Braithwaite said, af-


ter leaving his classroom each
day, he went home and reviewed
the day's work, and studied
ways on how he could improve
upon teaching. This, he said,
helped him with his teaching.'
"When I needed help in the
classroom, I co-opted the stu-
dents into the system. I got
them to talk to me about them-
selves, and then I used what I
knew about them, and put it into
the idea of teaching."
Answering a question put
to him, about discipline in the
American school system,
Braithwaite said. "Something is
seriously wrong with our
schools today."
"When you go into any
schoolhouse throughout the US,
you quickly discover the lack of
courtesy, and respect, from a
child to teacher, and vise versa.
We must recognize that
discipline is a two way street.
If we expect youngsters to be
courteous, and respectful to
us, then we too must demon-
strate this in our lives and at-
titudes."
Braithwaite, who took up
teaching because could not find
work in his field of engineering
back then, said that, the moment
he began to teach his British
students with respect, in spite,
of their initial resentment and
resistance, it worked. They too
were ready and willing to listen
respectfully, he said.
This outstanding gentleman,
who often times wrote of diffi-
culties of being an educated man,
and a black teacher working un-
der inhumane conditions, contin-


ued to write short stories, and
best selling books, such as, A
Kind of Homecoming, Choices of
Straws Reluctant Neighbors, and
Honorary White.
Braithwaite, once again
wrote from experience to pub- \
lish, Paid Servant, after working
as a social worker with the Lon-
don County Council to provide
foster care for black children.
His long and exemplary
career took him to UNESCO,
as an educational consultant
and lecturer, and later as a
professor of English, at New
York University. In 2002 he
held the position of Writer in
Residence at Howard Univer-
sity in Washington DC.
An alumnus of Queens Col-
lege, Braithwaite excelled at
City University, New York,
from where, he went on to earn
a Ph. D in Physics from the
University of Cambridge.
And even though
Braithwaite had served in the
Royal Air 'Force as a pilot, and
fought alongside his British
counterparts, he later talked
about how he was.discriminated
against because of his ethnicity.
Dr. Braithwaite served his
native country well. Becoming
the first Ambassador to the
United Nations after Guyana
became an Independent nation.
He was later appointed
Ambassador, to Venezuela,
where he successfully forged a
peace agreement between the
two countries.
E. R. Braithwaite resides
in the United States, where
he continue to write.


ATLANTIC TELE-NETWORK, INC.

FINAL MEETING OF COMPANY AND CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that a final meeting of the
company and creditors will be held as follows:

Final Company meeting at 10 a.m.


Final Creditors meeting at 10:30 a.m.


Date: July 9, 2007


Place: 77 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown


Object: To lay before the company and creditors the
accounts and giving any explanations thereof


R. LAL
LIQUIDATOR


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climate


change


- Prince Charles gathers supporters


By Neil Marks


IWOKRAMA patron, Prince Charles, will
hold a global meeting next month to high
light the centre's goals and draw on inter
national support for the forest conservation
initiative as it seeks to play a more meaningful
role in the global climate change debate.
Iwokrama, set up more than ten years ago has two main battles:
getting money to run its programmes, and even more grave, getting
attention. In trying to win on both these fronts, Iwokrama under-
scores its relevance in the world climate change debate.
"As the implications of climate change become ever more ap-
parent, the international community looks towards institutions such
as the Lwokrama International Centre to demonstrate, through sci-
entific research, education and local community relations that it'is
possible to achieve environmental sustainability and social respon-
sibility without recourse to actions that may cause profound eco-
logical damage to the world," the Prince of Wales is quoted by
lwokrama as saying.
Former United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana Mr
Edward Glover is not shy to admit that Iwokrama has been hidden
from the people of Guyana and the rest of the world. Glover is in
his last year as chairman of the international Board of Trustees that
manages the lwokrama Centre, which aims to demonstrate that
money can be made from forests, without destroying it.
The Minister of Education Dr. Desrey Fox at a recent meeting
of the lwokrama Board said that she would seek to work with
lwokrama to get Guyanese schoolchildren to know about Iwokarna
and its work.
President Bharrat Jagdeo has stressed upon lwokrama the im-
portance of Guyana playing its part in the international climate
change debate. This comes as Guyana braces for torrential down-
pours of the May/June rainy season which many get nervous about
when remembering the floods which killed over 20 and destroyed
the livelihood of thousands on the coastland in 2005.
The unusual rainfall was as a result of changing weather
patterns the authorities believe and the government recently
reinvigorated the National Climate Committee. In addition,
through a motion taken to the 65-seat National Assembly in
mid-March this year, the Parliament of Guyana agreed to ex-
amine the possibility of setting up a National Commission on
Climate Change and Mitigating Measures to make recom-
meudatiom.s and monitmir actions which must be taken to ad-
dress the situation.
Opositmoni parhianienariann James McAllister said sea level rise
coupled %kth an increase in destructive storms will threaten the ex-
istence of small island states and low lying communities.
He posited that since more than 90 per cent of Guyana's popu-
lation live on the coastland. which also acconunodates a vast ma-
jority of the country's agricultural and economic activities, global
warming would have a "a significant impact on Guyana."
Minister of Agriculture Mr. Robert Persaud, speaking in the
National Assembly during the debate on the motion warned that
the El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon that brings extreme
weather impacts to Guyana is evidence of a changing climate and
the foieca.s i. of an 85 per cent probability of'ai El Nino event


thi: ear th.t i 4 likels it- produce' dJriu.-l'-iki .'nridii..,n-
AccordinJr. Ih. Gl(oci. the Iniern.imon.al Borld tl Tnru .ic ha,
pledt_',d. through fLclitie, a. aulble -ii .I.kruni., l enure he Centre
is an important element in hi,' pr,.ce, ,.of rcp.,ndin2g 10 ch'lKili.
change through miligalion and .idipitaon
Glo\er. in an inlerles i llh ihe iGu in.t Chronicl: .aid ihe
board of tiJ el'c 1 i1 l.tkin, c .k .-noiu l. i, Ih, P 'i, ideni a liare.- i>' hIih-
li] hl h ., .krani. l. i e ,l :.,l n :.:u ... ,n ,n .i. ithl .. ,. [-.r .
Prul 'c iin .ndJ enli.lcii 1- l ihe,_ i ..1 n 1 ..i.. ,i h. lI lhh.
p ,p le h,'l. I ille here .' .in 1J trI I ..r,. .. .I i .. rld I .lld,ln-
gercd spc ic, i iur iii.ilrr cninrlhur h iii i lh.. i Ii thI ',...tili '. f
spore tc linikhle l ljn:g Pre.idenri li.j.' i.r h:.r, q tii .ii' ...', -
ing
Glover noted thatl lokrajii. s Trusicc, pjticularlt ihose in
London have bcri: n orkino hard it c u'.t *C:.LICpn airhip .ind sup-
pon from major UK c.'oip.inlie hi are Ac.nimmiied it coirpoir.ale
socitil rl sponibilil % iih an eniph il'. ,in ,c.'li i.il change
By the end 'l Ihe e'ar. the sc-abishhniciii .:.t linic chan..'e
moinnonng unil till commnience at o.iu lJ nuii ai.ein.i2neniert centre
at Kurupukari th.inks 10 ihi ,od oftic es,. t Uni.er sit'.r. N,:
Casile
The Comnmonw.ealth Secretar- Gencral Don Mckinnon h:is i, I.
conied Iwokranmia nee, plan l>or -reater p.irnership iinhi the inst-
tutions and in\cicirs. \ho are coin.iitliled i' plin in cheir o, n pa.n
in responding it clinmaie change
The scientific communil hbelie"s huat the global climate
is warming because of greenhouse ga- -mrnissions from human
actiilies, including industrial and manufacturing proce-sei.
fossil fuel combustion igasi and change, in land use. such as
deforestation.
The 1U S and Australia haje refused ii,. -imil the k'i,.I Proi.-,
col which sets ilegall)-binding targetis r JdeCloped counneIe l re-
duce greenhouse emi.sion n i \thin e ern ,ear- ,i, .ihiu fi,'.e per
cent below 1i90 leicl,
The K'lto Protocol i' ihe fr,-i intel-
nailo.'nal agreement o flight gl-'hal v.ann-
ing It [a us signed b, 141 najnon. inctlud-
ing all European and all other de'-loped
industrial nallons- e\cepi the LI S and
ALLjii.i. 1. a .
rhe pactl emt inio efieci on Febru -
ar\ 16. 20ii5s. and e\pires in 2012 Th- -
K,..lio Pr>. oixol h.i, been celebrated h) its
b.ikerr a, a lifelrine to aj e 'ui pl.ine i .
Ifr'i di,,sastrous hunin-cjused effl.' ..I
a .rming nii 'lob.il climate


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In Guyana, the Na-
lional Climate Com-
mittee was firs set up
in 1995 with the pri-
mary responsibility to
decide on policies and
projects relating to cli-
mate change. and %as.
intended to determine
appropriate Fit'echl;a-
nisls and pi.,rsonnel
for implementing and
managing cliniate
change projects and
for the allocation of
available fund-.
t-;uvana',s cirhinn di.
oi\id... reinial le a a11. s -
cc..d eni-i,.n under tle
K', i 'r.tIn, ,c and ii classified :,. N n-i nncn 1s 'idu.h. Gu .ina
., n..t I l, requLred to reduce eni isi n lhk e I iln .iher oun
Irc,,
t[he Gmernment Information Agency (ClNAI said focus ik
current*. on de-eloping cleaner sources of fuel %ith the
construction of a co-generation plant at Skeldon in Berbice
whilee bio-diesel is being explored by the Institute of Applied
Science and Technology (lAST).
The government is focused on esablishing a Climate Change
Unit m inhe H)drometerological Service of the Ministry l01 Agricul-
ture to acl as a precursor to the development of a Chlimate Change
Centre.
GINA stated that the NCC's revised terms of reference are
to examine national conditions relating to climate change and
to make recommendations to the Adviser to the President on
Science, Technology, Energy and Environment, and relevant
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Message from the
Honourable
Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds

It gives me great pleasure in
extending best wishes to the
Guyana Gold Board on the
occasion of its silver


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anniversary. These celebrations are taking place at a time
when the world market price of gold is high and has
resulted in record declarations from our local miners and
dealers.

The Government of Guyana fully supports the Guyana
Gold Board in its endeavours in serving the mining
community, congratulates the Board in the opening of its
offices in Bartica and looks forward to the opening of other
branches in the mining areas.

We look forward to working closely with the mining
community in the further development of this vital sector
of our economy utilising environmentally safe practices.
Also, we anticipate the continued expansion of the
industry hoping for success in the explorations that are
underway.

Once again happy 25'" anniversary Guyana Gold Board.


GUYANA GOLD BOARD
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Message from the
Chairman of the
Board of Directors of the
Guyana Gold Board -
Mr. Rishi Sookram *
On this momentous occasion it gives me great
pleasure as Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Guyana Gold Board to extend heartfelt V
congratulations on the achievement of 25 years of
excellent service and best wishes for continued -
success of this organisation. 1-
This silver anniversary is celebrated at a time when gold declarations are at its highest
ever with record declarations of over 200,000 ounces in 2006. This increase in
declarations and the prevailing high price of the commodity resulted in receipts from
sales of US$114 million. Declarations for the first quarter of 2007 were over 8,000
ounces above budget.
In an effort to foster better service and customer relations the Board opened its first
branch office in Bartica in April 2006 and is currently looking at opening offices in other
areasto extend its services to the mining community. The Board has approved seven
dealer's licences and these dealers are authorised to purchase gold from miners.
Twenty-five years in the life of this organisation has shown that it has grown from
strength to strength and I take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, the mining
fraternity and all the agencies that has contributed to this success and look forward to
your continued support.


BOARD OF" DIRECTORS OF THE GUYANA GOLD BOARD


The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners
Association (GGMA) extends its
sincerest congratulations to the
Guyana Gold Board on its Twenty Fifth
Anniversary.
it is a fact that the establishment of this
Board under the Gold Board Act (#12 of
1981) in 1982 following that of the GGMC
in 1979 necessitated the formation of the
GGDMAin 1982.
The Association recalls the immense
authority granted to the Gold Board since it
was the only Agency authorised in Guyana
to purchase, export and sell gold on the
open market Miners had to sell their
production to the Gold Board by law, or
face severe penalties including
incarceration, in addition miners were only
able to obtain goods, fuel and equipment
(import) based on their declaration.
The Association therefore, is grateful that
the Directors of the Gold Board had not
abused this authority, but rather over the
years entered into meaningful discussions
witi the GGDMAon all issues affecting this


industry, before introducing any new
Regulations, or Administrative Policies.
This working together resulted, inter alia,
the acceptance of the present pricing
policy for the purchase of gold, amendment
to the Act which now allows other
authorised individuals and entities to
purchase gold and export same, and from
zero retention, miners can now retain
100% foreign currency.
TheAssociation also supports the decision
of the Board to open additional office in the
Interior, since the Bartica office opened in
2006 have proven to be an outstanding
success.
The Association applauds the vision of the
Guyana Gold Board Directors, their proven
track record of consulting with the GGDMA
to ensure the objectives of both agencies
which are to increase production and
declaration, which ultimately benefits the
Guyana Economy.
Once again, the Association's heartiest
congratulations on your 25' Anniversary
and best wishes for the future.


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igratulations to
Gold Board on
lent of twenty-
rs of service to
iing industry of
e recognize that such service is no mean feat as
significant producer of gold in Latin America and the
e. In fact, we note that in the period 1993 to 2002,
nking among gold producers in Latin America varied
o 9th place, and in 2004, Guyana was ranked 24C' place
g of gold producers in the world.

ious therefore of the volume of transactions which must be
the challenges of delivering top class service for each
We are aware, for example, of the difficulties of ensuring
ipliance in relation to bullion assays and environmental
We are also aware of the challenges of maintaining high
s for clients, staff and assets. And we are cognizant of the
arrangements essential to maintaining good service and
ke holder satisfaction. We commend your strong showing
activities.

Silver Anniversary, the Guyana Geology .and Mines
takes the opportunity to recognize a relatively unknown
Guyana Gold Board in relation to silver. Your bullion
ts and refinery information provide much needed
n silver as a by-product of gold mining in Guyana. For
Its from your refiners, the Royal Canadian Mint, show that
.r production was 11,449.41 ozs in 2005; 15,432.82 ozs in
12.24 ozs this year so far (January to March).

hank you Guyana Gold Board for quality service and best
i now head to your Golden Anniversary.


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cere best wishes that we write to our friends at the Guyana
:ongratulate them on 25 years of service to Guyana and its
Mitsui has been an international gold counterpart to the
almost 15 years, and we have seen a tremendous growth
expertise and knowledge during this period.

nulti year lows just 7 years ago, gold now trades at multi
throughout the changing and many times challenging
he market, the Gold Board has shown itself to be a
titution. We hope that these higher prices will lead to a
)f the Guyanese gold industry and are confident that the
continue to evolve to meet the demands of the domestic
ity.

ating business and Mitsui is proud to be one of the world's
of precious metals. We truly value our relationship with
Id Board and wish it another 25 years of success when we
re Board's "golden" anniversary together!

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The above diagram shows some highlighting issues over the years that had significant impact on gold prices over the years.


THE GOLD MARKET
It is argued, with exceptional support, that a
strong gold market moving forward is closely
associated with the concept of monetary
inflation and not necessarily core inflation as
may be seen recently in the strengthening of
the rupee (India currency) as pegged to the US
dollar. Concurrently, if examined over the past
twenty five (25) years this pattern has held
relevance. A weak dollar in most cases can
see investors heading towards the real estate
market (where interest rates plays a significant
role) or precious metals market.


Gold unlike most other precious metals such
as platinum, palladium, and silver has not yet
seen any significant or diversify industrial uses
and this may continue for awhile. Therefore
gold is held for investment purposes and the
jewelry industry (the jewelry industry is
estimated to consume approximately 13% of
the worlds production). What is important,
however, is that crude oil may affect
production and can have a significant impact
on the price of gold; there will be times when
crude oil and gold will be closely correlated in


terms of price.
It is the firm belief of analyst and traders that
the gold market will remain bullish over the
next 2-3 years. The Guyana Gold Board
supports this belief and congratulates miners
on their progress over the past 25 years for
their achievements.

Anantram Balram
General Manager


DETERMINATION OF THE PNffilY 'F GOLO BOUGHT BY THE GY 0LA BGOL WHD
Introduction 2. The determination of the gold determining thecompositionofchecksamples,
content which are put together from high purity gold,
The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) purchases gold from silver and copper. Assays of these check
local miners based on its purity. The internationally To determine the total precious metal samples are used to calculate the "proof
accepted method to determine gold purity is by the Fire content, a sample is taken from the alloy correction", or surcharge, which is an algebraic
Assay Process and the Bullion Assay Laboratory of the and cupelled. The remaining material is sum of the losses and gains which occur during
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is weighed to determine the total precious cupellation. The proof correction" or
among the laboratories that has been offering this metal content, which in most instances surcharge is used to adjust the gold and silver
impo nt service to the GGB. consists of only gold and silver, results, thus rendeng those rese results accurate
and precise. This is mainly used in the


The GGMC has established a commercial Bullion (gold
and silver) Assay Laboratory that is staffed by an
Assayer with over 20 years experience, a Chemist and
Technicians. Equipment currently in use includes a
25KW Fusion Furnace to homogenize the sample; a
20KW Cupellation Furnace to separate the base
metals: a 15KW Annealing Furnace to remove
impurities; Kjeldahl Heaters used in parting the silver
and gold; Analytical balance; a Jewellery Rolling Mill
and all necessary ancillary tools; glassware and
consumables. At the moment the laboratory's total
capacity is dedicated to assaying bullion samples of the
Guyana Gold Board. The capacity is being expanded
and it is anticipated that by the second half of the year
there will be available capacity for assaying more
batches of samples from the Guyana Gold Board. The
GGB requires between 550-600 assays per month.
Check assays for quality control have revealed that the
analytical results are comparable to those obtained
from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). The set up of the
laboratory and the basic assay methodology have been
done in cooperation with the RCM.
Summary of Method
The Fire Assay processes use lead cupellation at
temperatures between 1000 1100 C, to collect the
precious metals (usually gold and silver) contained in
the 02 grams sample. The base metals (copper, zinc,
etc) are removed via the absorption by cupel (a heat
resistant porous cup) and volatilization. To determine
the gold content, silver is added to the sample (to aid the
separation of gold and silver) which is cupelled. The
remaining material which is known as a dore bead is
parted in nitric acid which dissolves the silver leaving
the gold to be weighed.
If the alloy contains both gold and silver, then the Fire
Assay process consists of two parts which are:
1. The determination of the total metal
content


To determine the gold content, another preparation of Quality Control Standard
sample is taken from the alloy and if samples.


necessary, silver is added to the sample (to
aid the separation of gold and silver which
is cupelled. The remaining material which
is known as a dore bead is parted in nitric
acid which dissolves the silver leaving the
gold to be weighed. The silver content is
determined by subtracting the gold value
from the value of the total precious metal. If
the alloy is known to contain only gold, then
the gold content alone would be
determined.
Quality Control Standards (certified by the
RM) are assayed periodically in order to
verify the integrity of the assay process.
A preliminary assay is conducted in order to
obtain a proper estimate of the gold and
silver content of the alloy, even though the
nominal composition of the alloy may be
available. The information obtained from
the preliminary assay guides the Assayer in


Other
The Bullion Assay Laboratory also offers the
following services to the GGB and the public at
large: Gold and Silver Refining; Production of
Gold Alloys: Extraction of Gold from Slag;
Smelting of Gold and Screen FireAssay.
The analytical cost for bullion assay conducted
by the Guyana Geology and Mines
Commission is G$4,500 per sample.
For Occupational Safety and Health purposes,
the staff of the Assay Laboratory are equipped
with heat resistant jackets, heat resistant
gloves, and respirators for toxic fumes.
Clyde Thompson
Senior Chemist Bullion Assay Lab
GGMC


The Management and Staff of the Guyana Gold Board


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ministries on appropriate national measures to address the
conditions.
It will advise on developments and the needs for policies and
regulations in relation to activities responding to climate change and
promote technical, scientific, technological and financial coopera-
tion among organisations/agencies dealing with climate change is-
sues, the agency said.
Monitoring the implementation of national policies, programmes
and action plans related to climate change and making recommen-
dations for appropriate changes and revisions are other functions
of the NCC, it said.
Although the NCC was in existence for two years, the ex-
perience of El Nino and La Nina in 1997 heightened Guyana's
awareness of climate change and the committee became an


important component to address and assist in adaptation mea-
sures.
In 1996 La Nina caused heavy downpours, resulting in wide-
spread flooding in all regions of Guyana, many areas having to be
evacuated with the attendant losses of millions of dollars.
The 1997-1998 El Nino effect brought drought to the country.
Many areas were declared disaster areas. brought on by forest fires
and salt water intrusion into major rivers, affecting the extraction
of irrigation water and loss of crops was widespread in many ar-
eas.
Sea level rise affects Guyana's coastal defence as the coast
is about 1.2m below sea level, meaning that defences are nec-
essary to keep out the tidal surges that are sometimes in ex-
cess of 2m. Guyana experiences tidal surges that are some-
times in excess of 3m at high spring tide. Inundation of low
lying areas is often caused by overtopping, breaches of seas
defences and erosion of the near shore area due to shifts of
ocean currents due to wind changes.
Minister Persaud has outlined a number of adaptation strate-
gies being pursued by the government, including increasing the net-
work I data collection stations to guide decision making. such as
the re 'sign of drainage channels to facilitate the higher intensity
of rain iIl being experienced.
Ai tli Ir measure, he sitd. is the design and construction of
sea dc,, nccs to accommodate the projection of sea level rise. He
pointed out that the "rip rap" design of the "sea wall'" allows for
the raismig of defences to prevent overtopping.
He said research into "disease resistant, high yielding' crops
to flo\ er and produce within the season is also being pursued.
He further pointed out that management plans are being devel-
oped in the fisheries, forestry and mining sectors to accommo-
date cl mate change impacts.
Further, he said the government is developing and
promoting the use of renewable energy, such as wind,
hydropower, and solar, to further reduce emissions of
greenhouse gases.


MEETING ITS GOAL
The twokranna Forest is zoned into two sections a wilder-
ness picserve. and a Sustainable Utilisation Area. which allows
lor sustainable use activities, conservation and evaluating the im-
pacts olf such activities on an intact forest.
The experiment for which Iwokrama was created, that of
showing show how tropical forests can be conserved and
sustainably used to provide ecological, social and economic ben-
efits to local, national and international communities, is finally
*underway. Glover says this experiment, lwokrama's
business, venture in sustainable timber harvesting, will test the
propooiin that conservation, environmental balance and economi-


call sustainable activities are "not contradictions. but neutralls en-
forcing."
The concept of Iwokrama was born in 1989. when Guyana said
it wanted to make available to the commonwealth an area of land
to carry out the fundamental experiment to determine if tropical
rainforests, vital to life continuity on earth, can be conserved, but
at the same time utilized to the benefit of people.
The offer by Guyana came amidst growing anxiety about cli-
mate change, global warming, and its impact on seas level rise in
the Caribbean.
The timber harvesting venture is being being developed through
financing from Timber is Iwokrama's primary business initiative
and has largely been developed through funding from the Interna-
tional Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
The five year plan. which can be renewed, has the communi-
ties as shareholders, reflecting the relationship that they have with
the Iwokrama Forest.
Through the timber opera-
tions, not more than 20.000 cubic
metres per annum could be har-
vested by the private sector com-
pany, Tigerwood Guyana Incor-
porated.
A monocyclic silvicultural
system that involves felling
only a few of the commercial
trees in an area (selective log-
ging) will be employed, utiliz-
ing a 60-year cutting cycle.
Reduced Impact Logging tech-
niques requires much more plan-
ning than conventional techniques,
but results in a more efficient, cost
effective operation on the ground,
as well as less impact on the en-
vironment and surrounding forest.
Upon completion of harvest-
ing activities, felling blocks will be
closed down and the environment
directly affected will be rehabili-
tated to the extent that is practi-
cable.
Iwokrama and the joint ven-
ture company managing the tim
ber harvesting plan is implement-
ing practices which are in accord
with the Guyana National Initia-
tive for Forest Certification (GNIFC), National Standards for For-
est Management (such as the Code of Practice and other GFC re-
quirements) and those of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),
to conserve and protect the ecosystem.
With this commitment, Iwokrama believes, ecosystem effects
are predicted to be mainly temporary and acceptable.
According to Iwokrama, business operations will be based on
detailed research and planning that includes management and pre-
harvest forest inventories: marketing and feasibility studies; and con-
sultations with local communities and potential business partners.
Timber products such as Greenheart squares, prime and select
construction material, flooring and moulding will be directed toward
green and socially responsible niche markets.
They will be branded with the Iwokrama name, which will in-
dicate social, cultural, ecological and economic sustainability. Mar-
ket conditions, low production volumes and high transportation
costs will directly affect the determination of products.


FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
The timber harvesting project is one of the means by which


Iwokhrama hopes to achieve financial sustainabiltv 2 ''
A five year business plan (2006-10) will hopefully see the cen-
ter being able to chalk up the USS600. 000 it needs to meet opera-
tional costs.
At the moment, the Centre gets support from the Government
of Guyana. the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Interntional Tropi-
cal Timber Organisation. the German government and other donors.
The Iwokrama Centre came into operation in 1996 en the basis
of an agreement between the Commonwealth and Government of
Guyana, and after included in the Laws of Guyana. the agreement
paved the way for the establishment of an international board of
trustees to manage the nearly one million acre (371.000X) hectares)
rainforest.
Glover says at the heart of the business initiatives of lwokrama
is tourism, owing to the rich biodiversity that lwokarama possesses.
He admits that in the past. Iwokrama lacked the expertise in
marketing, and hence Iwkorama remained "in the jungle",. hidden
from Guyana and the world over.
Now, however, through arrangements with UK companies
Glover would only at this time call "big", that will hopefully
change, and there will be "well packaged" initiatives to sell
Iwokrama.
Glover issues high praises to President Jagdeo and his govern-
ment for constructing an airstrip at lwokrama that now makes ac-
cess to the rainforest much more convenient.
However, it is still far too expensive for locals, and hence Glover
is encouraging them to visit lwokrania overland.
lwokrama forest's ecosystem is located at a crossroads between
Amazonian and Guianan flora and fauna. As a result, it contains
high species richness and several species of animals that are threat-
ened or extinct across most of their former geographic ranges, like
the Giant Anteater.
The lwokrama forest has the highest species richness for fish
(over 420 described so far) and bats (90) for any area this size in
the world. It also has extraordinarily high bird diversity (over 500).
Additionally Iwokrama Forest has also been identified as a global
hotspot for several plant families, including Lecythidaceae and
Chrysobalanaceae.

WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
Glover says too that another story often not told is of
lwokrama's partnership with local communities, which he sees as
unique.
Iwokrama currently employs 70 members of staff, of which 70
per cent are the Amerindian residents of the surrounding communi-
ties.
The lwokrama forest is in the Makushi homeland. The Makushi
people are one of the last remaining Amerindian tribes who are the
original settlers of Guyana.
From very early in its history, Iwokrama focused on building
strong participatory mechanisms and partnerships the indigenous
communities of the North Rupununi District that adjoins the for-
est.
Iwokrama was instrumental in the formation of the North
Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB). The Board
represents the communities and takes responsibility for the
planning and coordination of many Iwokrama educational, de-
velopmental, cultural and research programmes in the North
Rupununi.
Iwokrama seeks to make this a model partnership that other
forest managers and owners may replicate with local peoples.
The NRDDB, established in 1996, is a locally formed
Amerindian community-based organisation composed of village lead-
ers and other community representatives.
The Board was created by Iwokrama to establish a formal link
between the communities, government agencies, and Iwokrama.
According to Sydney Allicock, a Makushi from the village of
Surama, the NRDDB is progressing as a fairly successful initiative
by the Makushi people to take control of their resources and de-
velopmental processes.
Iwokrama, he said, has affected the residents of the North
Rupununi in positive ways.
Allicock notes that lwokrama started as a political vision that
did not take into account the
"views. fears, hopes, or interests"
of the Makushi people whose
lands and sacred and spiritual val-
ues. as well as modern aspirations
were at stake.
Also, at the start, only two
communities, Fairview, and
Allicock's own. Surama, were
listed to receive benefits from the
venture and hence suspicions grew.
Though the NRDDB was set
up in 1996, it was only until 2002
that an Amenrindian representative
began to sit on the Iwokrama
Board of Trustees.
The NRDDB has under-
taken some unique initiatives,
including the establishment of
the Bina Hill Institute at
Annai, which among other-
things seeks the revival of the
Makushi language.
A group of women, who
barely .completed primary
school, pioneered the use of so-
lar powered portable computers


Please turn to page XV


Page XIV





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BBC NEWS People on the
island of Bougainville in
Papua New Guinea have
found their own solution to
high energy prices the
humble coconut.
They are developing mini-
refineries that produce a coco-
nut oil that can replace diesel.
From police officers to
priests, the locals are powering
up their vehicles and generators
with coco-fuel.
Inquiries for the coconut
power have come in from
overseas, including Iran and
Europe.
For years, the people of
Bougainville have been depen-
dent on expensive fuel imported
onto the island.


Coconut


powers





island's


The Iwokrama ...
From page XIV
to record date, draft texts, and translate their booklets on fishes, birds, cassava, the Iwokrama
mountains and the traditional and modern uses of alcohol. Sale of these books have brought
in significant finances for the .group.
Today, through the accomplishments of the Bina Hill Institute, the Makushi language is now being
taught in schools in the North Rupununi through the support of the Ministry of Education.
In additions, through the NRDDB, youths are taking an active role in conservation. There are
Wildlife Clubs in most if not all of the communities of the North Rupununi.
Every year, the wildlife clubs hosts a festival. The events include archery, cotton-spinning and a
quiz competition.
Another effort with which Iwokrama has involved the communities is in the construction of an
canopy walkway in the Iwokrama forest.
The Iwokrama canopy walkway is managed on behalf of Iwokrama International Centre by Com-
munity and'Tourism Services Inc (CATS). CATS is a unique partnership formed between the Makushi
community at Surama and two private sector businesses: Rock View Lodge and Wilderness Explorers.
CATS plans to make this partnership a model of how ecotourism can be financially successful and
provide real benefits and ownership to local communities.
The company is equally-owned by the three principals and current Chairman of the Board is Sydney
Allicock from,Surama.
With all these initiatives, Glover sees Iwokrama poised to meet its mission of "promoting
the conservation and the sustainable and equitable use of tropical rain forests in a manner
that leads to lasting ecological, economic, and social benefits to the.people of Guyana and to
the world in general, by undertaking research, training, and the development and dissemina-
tion of technologies."


THE GUYANA & TRINIDAD MUTUAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED


THE ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS will be held at 16:45 hours on
Wednesday 23rd May, 2007 at the Georgetown Club, 208 Oarnp.Street, Georgetown.
AGENDA
1. 'To receive and consider the Report of the Directors, the Accounts for the year ended,
31st December, 2006 and the Report of the Auditors thereon.
2. To elect Directors.
3. To fix remuneration of the Directors.
4. To elect Auditors and fix their remuneration.
BY ORDER OFTHE BOARD


E. A.PERSICO
COMPANY SECRETARY/
Manager, Human Resources
GTM Buildings
27-29 Robb & Hincks Streets
Georgetown
7th May, 2007
N.B.
The right to vote by proxy may only be exercised if the member resides outside the Cityof Georgetown.
The person appointed a proxy must be a member of the Company and qualified to vote on his own
behalf.
The instrument appointing a proxy must be deposited at the office of the Company not less than
twenty-fourhoursbeforethetimeappointedforholdingthe meeting.
Copies of Annual Report Accounts & Balance Sheet will be available from our Policyowner Service
area at our Head Office 27-29 Robb & Hincks Streets, Georgetown.


oil


cars


Shortages have often caused
many businesses in this part of
Papua New Guinea to grind to
a halt. High energy costs have
not helped either.
Increasingly, locals are
turning to a .cheaper and far
more sustainable alternative
to diesel. Coconut oil is be-
ing produced at a growing


number of backyard refiner-
ies.
Matthias Horn, a German
migrant and an engineer, oper-
ates one such refinery.
"They sometimes refer to
me as the Mad German be-
cause how can you do that to
your car... filling it with some
coconut juice that you nor-


mally fry your fish in," he
said.
"The coconut tree is a
beautiful tree. Doesn't -it
sound good if you really run
your car on something which
falls off a tree and that's the
good thing about it You run
your car and it smells nice
and it's environmentally
friendly and that's the main
thing."
Mr Horn said his work had
attracted interest from Iran.
Refineries like his also pro-
duce oils for cooking and cos-
metics as well as soap.
Coconut power is not new
in Bougainville..
The island endured years of
civil unrest in which thousands
of people were killed in a fight
for independence in the 1990s.
Dwindling supplies of diesel
forced islanders to look for al-
ternatives and the coconut was
chosen.
In peacetime new tech-
nology is propelling this
sweet-smelling industry to
greater heights.


TEL:2-25--4475/226-3243-9


Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic Of Guyana

-Rehabilitation of Scale Foundation and Structure
Skeldon Wharf, Skeldon Estate
The Guyana Sugar Corporation invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the Rehabilitation of Scale Foundation and Structure Skeldon Wharf,
Skeldon Estate. The delivery /construction period is six (6) weeks.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Guyana Sugar
Corporation, Projects Department Factory Operations, La Bonne Intention Estate
and purchase the Bid Documents at the stated address given below from 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.

Qualification requirerfients include: NIS and IRD compliances, Work
Programme, List of Similar Projects, List of Equipment Available for the Project.

A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of G$ 5,000. The method of
payment will be in Cash or Manager's Cheque payable to
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

The Addresses referred to above are:


Purchasing Address of Bid Documents

Purchasing Manager Factory
Materials Management Department
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
reject, the lowest or any tender.


Submission and Opening
Address of Bid Documents

The Security Manager's Office
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
Ogle -
E.C.D
Tender Box # 10
reserves the right to accept or





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World Environment


Day 2007


Theme: Climate Change:

A Reality: How Can We Adapt?

Hello Children, ,.
On June 5, World Environment Day will be celebrated .
in many countries around the world. In Guyana, the '
Environmental Protection Agency is planning several
activities to make people aware of Climate Change, its
effects and ways to adapt One such activity is our Pic-
ture Coloring and Story Competition. The picture
shows how ten year old Randy's life has been affected
by Climate Change. Color the picture and write a story
about it describing how Randy's life was affected.

Rules. of the competition t vA '
(1). The competition is open to children 9-13 yrs old.
(2) The picture MUST be cut from a newspaper.
(3) The story MUST be based on the picture and should have between 250-300 words.
.(4) Namie, address and telephone number of the person submitting the entry MUST be clearly
written at.tle bottom of the story.
,(5) Thethree top entries will be published in the newspaper and will receive prizes, including
books and a tour to a nature site.
(6) Closing date for the competition is Friday June 1, 2007.
(7) ~ntries MUST be submitted in an envelope marked Picture Coloring and Story Com-
petition, c/d Education, Information and Training Division, Environmental Protection Agency,
IAST Building, UG Campus, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.


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Picture courtesy of Ms Merlene Ellis
Find out more about World Environment Day 2007 and how you can participate in the
activities organized for its observance. Also, you can organize your own activities to
raise awareness about Climate Change and to learn about what you can do to adapt.


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ANSWER -

If you have an accident while on duty, you or someone
. acting on your behalf should tell your employer,
foreman, supervisor or someone in authority, at once.


You can claim for Industrial Benefit, but you must be
incapable of work as a result of the industrial accident.


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Note: If you are a self-employed person, you are not
covered for this benefit, but will instead, be paid
Sickness Benefit.


A "
IDo you have a question on N.L.S ? Then write/call.
NIS MAIL BAG
tC/OIDianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
',; Nati6nal Insurance Scheme
i TBrickdam and Winter Place
I P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: pr_nis(@solution2000.net
Tel: 227-3461.
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IVAT POLICY CORNER
Policy 2 VAT and Public Entertainment

The following forms the guiding principle with respect to the registration of
promoters ofpublic entertainment:

Under section 11 (8) of the'Value-Added Tax Act.
..... a promoter of public entertainment, and licensees and proprietors of
places of public entertainment are required to apply for registration before
they begin making supplies in connection with the first public entertainment
promoted by them."
Section 2 of the Act defines a promoter of public entertainment as "a person
who arranges the staging of public entertainment"
Public entertainment is defined as "any musical entertainment, sporting
event, theatrical performance, comedy show, dance show. circus show. any
show connected with a festival or any similar show to which the public is
invited...."

For VAT purposes. public entertainment is construed to mean "live" musical
entertainment by bands, singers etc.; sporting events such as boxing, cricket,
football, horse racing and motor racing; theatrical performances. comedy
shows, dance performances and any other similar show to which the public is
invited.

Therefore, a bar-b-que, lime, fair or danc, with a sound system and a disc
jockey playing records is not considered pu' lic entertainment for the purpose
of VAT.

Hence, the promoter of such events will n I be required to register for VAT
unless the event is held in connection \ th some form of live musical
entertainment.

Persons \Kho still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to
the Commissioner. VAT and Excise Ta: Department, 210'E' Albert and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda, for clarification.


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*Snd Chr-oni-cle May 13,2007 P.e


Oral


SINCE the most
common chronic
diseases are
diabetes, high
blood pressure and heart
disease, and because all
three are significantly
involved in the.victim's oral
health, I will examine the
implications.
Diabetes mellitus commonly
called "sugar" is really a
syndrome and not a disease.
While a disease is essentially a
single entity, diabetes (mellitus
and insipidus) is condition in
which nearly every system is
serious affected. In fact, over
300, 000 people die every year
from this syndrome in the
United States alone.
Diabetics suffer from a lack
of an enzyme called insulin
which is responsible for utilizing
glucose. Without insulin, the
blood sugar rises until it "spills
over" in the urine.
Protein and fat are burnt for


energy, water is removed from.
the tissues and electrolyte (vital
mineral particles) is lost.
Excessive lipolysis (fat
breakdown) leads to a large
amount of free fatty acids in the
bloodstream. The acid in the
blood interferes with the uptake
of oxygen by the cells and may
depress consciousness to the
point of a coma.
In addition, the high
concentration of sugar in the
blood eventually leads to
glaucoma, skin disorders, heart
disease, arthritis and an
increased inclination for
gangrene with amputation of the
feet.
Recently, in a lecture to
the general membership
Guyana Diabetic Association,
I highlighted three major
consequences of diabetes on
the oral health of its victims.
First, there is oral thrush
(candidiisis). This appears as
a whitish, creamy deposit on
the gums. The gums may


Health


also appear red. Thrush is
actually a fungus infection
and can be found also in
babies as well as people with
AIDS.
Another problem of
uncontrolled diabetes is the lack
of proper healing after an
extraction or oral surgery since
the condition somewhat
hampers the regeneration
process. So while the treatment
for advanced gum .disease is
extraction, this should be
avoided in a diabetic. The key
therefore is prevention through
meticulous oral hygiene. One
must also avoid dentures that
damage the gums. The oral
tissues reflect the cellular
dehydration by being prone to
gingivitis and candidiasis.
Hypertension, (high blood
pressure) is a major cause of
excessive bleeding after an
extraction. The condition also
exposes dental patients to
stroke (brain hemorrhage)
because the dental anesthetic


contains a substance capable of
further elevating the blood
pressure.
Some stroke risk factors
cannot be changed, such as
increasing age, gender (more
men have strokes), diabetes
mellitus, prior stroke and
family history of stroke.
Others can be controlled,
including hypertension,
heart disease, cigarette
smoking, and lack of exercise,
high cholesterol and high red
blood cell count. Women


The Dentist Advises
IIIN-MO. t*alI M


Diabetes, Blood Presusre,


Heart Disease and


using oral contraceptives tend
to have more strokes.
Normal blood pressure is
when the systolic pressure
(when the heart contracts)
measures less than 160 and
diastolic pressure (when the
heart relaxes between beat),
measures less than 95. Ninety
percent of hypertensive persons
do not present a specific
underlying cause. However,
excessive salt intake, alcohol
use, obesity, stress and genetic
attributes are common
contributory factors. These
patients are susceptible to
arteriosclerosis (hardening of
artery wall) and enlargement of
the heart due to that organ
having to do extra work. The
result is often'death by heart
failure.
Persons who-have defective


heart valves should be extra
careful about their oral health.
An extraction done in such
individuals may lead to
subacutebacterial endocarditis, a
potentially fatal disease. In
event that an extraction must be
done, the patient must be
covered with heavy doses of
penicillin over a period of at least
three weeks.
It is clear that many
diseases cannot exist in
isolation. There is always the
involvement of other systems
and organs. The principal cause
of death among all human beings
is cardiovascular disease
(hypertension. heart disease,
stroke etc).
But the good news is that
you need not b? in statistics
if you adopt a healthy
lifestyle.


BURROWES SCHOOL OF ART
APPLICATIONS FOR PART-TIME COURSES
Interested persons are invited to apply for entry to the following
Part-time courses:

a. The August Holiday five-week programme:

Beginning July 23, 2007 and ending August 24,
2007.

b. One-year Certificate course for Beginners

Beginning September 17, 2007.

Applicants are allowed one of the following subjects. Drawing is
compulsory for al. students.

Painting
Ceramics
Graphic Design
Textile Design
Leather craft
Sculpture

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained
from the Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue,
Georgetown or from the Receptionist, Ministry of Culture, Youth
and Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.

Completed forms must reach the school not later than Friday,
July 20, 2007 for the one-year Certificate programme and
Thursday, June 21, 2007 for the five-week Modular programme.



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BURROWES SCHOOL OF ART

Ap ca0 fon r Acamic Oear 2007-2008

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to
pursue full-time courses leading to:

a. the Burrowes School of Art Diploma ( Dip BSA)
or
b. the Burrowes School of Art Certificate (Cert BSA)

Applicants must be seventeen years old by September 01, 2007
and must satisfy the following requirements:-

a. For the 3-year Diploma program:

CXC or GCE O'Level.Certificate with four (or
more) passes
of which English Language must be one. Passes
in Art, English Literature and/or Caribbean History
would be an asset.

b. For the 2-year Certificate programme:

SSPE or equivalent
or
a sound primary or secondary school education
and an aptitude for art

Completed forms with two recent passport-size photographs and
two testimonials must reach the school not later than Friday, July
20,2007.

Applicants will be interviewed on August 27 & 28,2007.

Applicants who are invited to attend an interview must each subrr a
portfolio of artwork along with birth and academic certificates.

All Applicants must do a practical Drawing test.

Application forms and any information needed may be obtasred
from the Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Aven'e,
Georgetown or from the Receptionist, Ministry of Culture, Youth a
Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.


Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


Page XVII






Page XVIII Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


Space toilet


How do astronauts deal with


'natural functions' in space?




INVITATION TO TENDER

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

The Ministry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified Bidders to provide:

i) Stationery, Field Material and Janitorial supplies to the
Guyana Police Force.
ii) Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary Supplies to the
Guyana Prison Service.

The delivery period for each project is twelve (12) months.

'Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) Procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to
all Bidders.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain information from the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and inspect the Bidding Documents at
the Ministry from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:30hrs and
15:30hrs.

A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased on the
submission of a written application to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Home Affairs, 6 Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown and upon payment of a
non refundable fee of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars. The method of
payment will be in cash or manager's cheque.

Any Bid when totalling all lots that is tendered for above three million ($3M)
dollars will attract a two percent (2%) Bid Security.

Bidders are required to submit their bids with the following:

1. A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioner General
of Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).
2. A valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme (NIS)..

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer on the outside. The envelopes should be clearly marked in the
upper left hand corner "Stationery, Field Material and Janitorial
Supplies requirements Guyana Police Force".
OR
Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary Supplies Guyana Prison
Service

Bids must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown

.a '1 deposited in the Tender Box at the above address no later than
G, 'O0hrs on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Electronic Bidding will not be
pe-., tted. Late bids will be rejected.

E;ids 0.1 be opened at 09:00hrs on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 in the
b ,rdrc,;m of the National Board of Procurement and Tender
AL vinistr ition and in the pi esence of the bidders or their representatives
*-'h( ,oose to attend the opening in person.


inanent Secretary
tistry of Home Affairs


A tour of a space facility in
the US apparently prompted
Prince Philip to ask how as-
tronauts deal with "natural
functions" in space. So how
exactly do they go to the toi-
let (or should that be the
loo)?
It's all to do with air flow.
On earth, in the West at least.
your standard toilet is a water-
flush affair, that takes waste and
washes it down a pipe.
The lack of gravity on the
shuttle and the space station
mean a wa.ter-flush system is
not an option. You don't need
a particularly vivid imagination
to see the potential problems.
Instead, on the shuttle, urine
and faeces :ire carried assay by
rapid flow of air.
The unisex toilet resembles
a' conventional too. but with
straps over the feet and bars
over the thighs to make sure
that the astronauts don't drift
off mid-go. The seat is designed
so the astronaut's bottom can
be perfectly flush to make a
good seal.
The good news for fans of
convenience is that, on the
shuttle at least, urinating
standing up is possible. A fun-
nel-on-a-hose contraption is
included so that astronauts -
both male and female can
urinate standing up. Or sit-
ting down if they prefer. They
just attach it to the toilet us-


ing a pivoting bracket.
The system separates solid
and liquid waste. Solids are com-
pressed and remain on-board to
be unloaded after landing. Liq-
uids are released into space.
Nasa hopes one day to recycle
waste productivel\,
Researchers at the Univer-
sity of Guelph ifi
Canada have said
such recycling will be
key to tackling any
future mission to
Mars in order to feed
the astronauts.
The air used in
the space shuttle's
toilet system ha, toIn
be filtered to get lid of
the smell and bacteria
before it is returned '
to the living area. B
INCINERATED WASTE
On the International
Space Station, the fundamen-
tal principle is similar. The
fan-powered air-flow toilet
system stores waste. Urine is
sucked up and stored in 20
litre containers which are
dumped into the Progress re-
supply craft. The ship is
later ejected into the atmo-
sphere, where it burns up.
For solid waste, a plastic
bag covered in holes is placed
inside the toilet. Air is sucked
through the holes so every-
thing ends up in the bag. The


elasticised top closes and the
bag is pushed into a metal
container. A new bag is
popped in for the next visitor.
Again the waste heads off to
Progress.
Space toilets have come a
long \\ay. In the book The Right
Stuff and its film adaptation, an


astronaut on an early mission
feels the need to urinate during
a massively delayed take-off.
With no facilities provided and
no adult nappies, as used today
during take-off and landing he
is eventually allowed to urinate
in his suit, causing his sensors
to go haywire.
And Prince Philip is among
good company in wondering
how astronauts attend to their
bodily functions.
A spokesman for Nasa
confirms it is a question
much asked by children and
journalists alike. (BBC)


VACANCIES

An Export oriented company is seeking highly motivated
individuals to fill the following positions immediately

Confidential Secretary/Receptionist

REQUIREMENTS:
* Applicants should be at least 25 35 years old
* Computer literate (Microsoft Office) with passes in 5 subject CXC
or equivalent
4 years experience in this capacity with good interpersonal skills,
and a pleasant personality
Salary $50.000, $60.000 per month

Senior Accounts Clerk

REQUIREMENTS:
* Applicants should be at least 22 years of age
* Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
* Passes in 5 subjects, CXC or equivalent inclusive of Mathematics,
English, Accounts, CAT Level 111
3 years experience in a similar position
Working knowledge of Peach Tree or Quickbooks or other
Computer Accounting System
Salary $50.000, $60.000 per month

Data Entry Clerk

REQUIREMENTS:
* Applicant should be at-least 22 years old,
* Computer Literate ( Microsoft Office)
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* Salary $40.000, $45.000
Please send applications and detailed CV to:-

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Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007






Sundy Chonice Ma-13,2007 Pan XI


Flexible


secrets


of how bats fly


USING a wind tunnel, a
computerised imaging
system and the odd dash of
honey, scientists have
analysed the highly flexible
flap of bats' wings.
Bats evolved flight indepen-
dently from birds and their
wings work differently.
The most striking aspect is
that on the upstroke, the wings
turn upside down to generate
more lift.
Writing in the journal Sci-
ence, the researchers suggest
their findings could help in the
development of machines which


sity, where Professor
Hedenstrom has spent more
than a decade studying the flight
patterns of birds.
The scientists selected
Glossophaga soricina, a small
species of bat that feeds on nec-
tar.
Placed on a net in the
wind tunnel near to feeding
tubes bearing honey water,
the bats would decide from
time to time to fly across for
a slurp or two of food.
As they flew, their wings
displaced tiny water droplets,
about one micron (one thou-


to the next.
"And then repeating that
again and again, we can get ve-
locity information on droplets
across the whole image," Profes-
sor Hedenstrom added.
Previous studies relied on
filming bats in flight, but this
team believes its method showed
the mammals' flying secrets
with much greater precision and
detail.

ON THE BEAT
The patterns of the wing
beats are complex, and change
as the bats fly faster or slower.


THE bats were persuaded to fly by providing feeding tubes full of honey water.


fly by flapping.
"This is completely differ-
ent from- birds," said study
leader Anders Hedenstrom from
Lund University in Sweden.
"There is nothing else that
is similar to a bat in flight be-
cause their wings are so flexible,"
he told the BBC News website.
Fast snappers
The research took place in
a wind tunnel at Lund Univer-


sandth of a millimetre) in diam-
eter, which had been injected
into the apparatus.
"Then we create a thin light
sheet with a pulsed laser," ex-
plained Professor Hedenstrom,
"which illuminates areas of 'the
tunnel, and we capture pairs of
images."
The computer system
scans the images for clusters
of water droplets which it can
then track from one snapshot


HHAADA

NOTICE
RE-ALLOCATION OF STATE LANDS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Expressions of Interest are here invited from the Public for the
allocation/occupation of re-possessed Stated Lands in the
MMA Project Area for paddy cultivation.

Interested persons are required to urgently check with the
MMA Authority, and must be prepared to pay in advance on a
written contract should an agreement be reached.

The public is warned that only the expressed w,;"--
permission of the MMA Authority, wi. ow access to these
lands...uu stothese

Telephone Nos. 328-2291/328-2604.


eerwal Monner
iM.M '"


But the key part is the
wing inversion. With the wing
moving upwards, you might ex-
pect power to drop off and the
wing to push the animals down-


wards.
By turning the wing over.
and then moving it back\ ards
during the upstroke. power is
maintained.
Birds have evolved a com-
pletely different way round the
problem, separating and turning
their feathers so they can pass
through air more freely as the
wing moves upwards.
Could this be useful to en-
gineers trying to develop new
modes of mechanical flight? Per-
haps so. according to Geoffrey


Spedding. an aerospace engineer
from the University of South-
ern California (USC) who col-
laborated on the research.
"Bats are agile hunters, ca-
pable of plotting and executing
complex manoeuvres through
cluttered environments." he
said.
"These are the traits we'd
like our unmanned air vehicles
to have because there are so
many complex rural and urban
environments in which we could
use them." (BBC)


DAEOTICE

IID- REPOSSESSION OF STATE LANDS

Notice is here given that the MMA/ADA has resumed possession of the following tracts of State Lands in the Project
Area for the non payment of Drainage and Irrigation charges.

Anyone entering these lands without the written permission of the Authority will be prosecuted.


PIN.NO. PLOT #


001 1
002 2


ACERAGE


10.66
8.31


006 6 12.56
007 7 8.46
009 9 9,03
015 15 8.59
018 18 12.14


020 20
021 21


11.36
8.2


LOCATION I DESCRIPTION


Bath 1si Allocation
Bath 1st Allocation
Bath. 1st Allocation
Bath 1s1 Allocation
Bath 1s Allocation
Bath 1st Allocation
Bath 1 s'Allocation
Bath 1 Allocation
Bath 1st Allocation


AMOUNT DUE FOR ALLOTTEE/OCCUPANTI
DRAINAGE AND
IRRIGATION CHARGES TENANT
$ 119.386.00 Ramnarine
$ 132,603.00 Zirul Subhan
$ 303,218.00 Ramkaholman Ramdin
$ 145,980.00 Peter Jaggeet
$ 236,207.00 Ramnarine


$ 110,865.00
$ 215,261.00
$ 261,932.00
$125,397.00


Balkarran Baldeo
Karran Rirarm
Balwant Persaud
Bissoondial A/K Sunny


All Allottees, Occupants/ Tenants should check with the MMA office in relation to this notice within seven (7) days
from the date hereof,to make payments.

Legal proceedings will be initiated here after to recover the outstanding amounts.


SGD. Mr. Aubrey Charles
General Manaaer (ag.)
MMA-A[5A *


MMA-- ,--A ..- ,5A : ......I.j:_,-i -^ ,.,; ,.-


INVITATION TO APPLY


EUROPEAN COMMISSION RICE FINANCIAL FACILITY

PROJECT NO.9 ACP RPR 006
SUPPORT TO THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE RICE SECTOR
IN THE CARIBBEAN ( EUROPE AID / 122323 /D / SV / GY )

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited has received
funding from the European Commission to provide credit
facilities to eligible borrowers within the rice industry.


The objective of the financial facility is to :

* Increase the efficiency and sustainability of the rice
industry in Guyana.

* Enhance the competitive position of the rice chain actors.

Interested persons operating in the rice industry are invited
to come in to our office nearest to you and apply for loans.


GBTI


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Queen

Actress Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for portraying the Queen on screen, has
turned down an invitation to have dinner with the real monarch.
Dame Helen, 61, said she made "every effort" to make the date at Buckingham Palace but her
filming schedule in the US was "impossible to change".
In a statement, Dame Helen said she was "honoured" to have been invited.
"This was a gracious gesture and very appreciated by me," she said. "It was therefore hard to
have to decline."
At the time of the proposed meeting, Dame Helen said she was filming in South Dakota.
'No insult'
"I would have made every
-,.Y" 'N effort to attend if it had been
humanly possible," she said. "I
S explained this to the Palace of-
St. ficials, and I believe they under-
stood.
"I would never have the hu-
S'bris or the rudeness to insult
anyone who had the kindness to
I -.'invite me to dinner."
Dame Helen was named best
actress at this year's Academy
S". Awards for her role in The
:. Queen, a fictionalised account of
the Royal Family's reaction to
@RM. 01'1 m nl the death of Princess Diana.
DAME HELEN MIRREN During her acceptance
speech, she paid tribute to
Qtfeen Elizabeth II.
"For 50 years and more, Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and
her hairstyle," she said.
"If it wasn't for her, I most certainly wouldn't be here ladies and gentlemen, I give
you the Queen."


NOTICE

RiI medical Practitioners


CME Lectures


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Topic


Monday May 14. 2007

Management of Acute Stroke
Dr Mahendra Carpen MBBS DM
Senior Registrr-r
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Wednesday May 16, 2004

Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy
Prof Chen Minglong
Chairman of Catheterization Laboratories,
The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical
University, 'I pn P .R, China
18:00h (6:00pm)
Eye Clinic Waiting Area,
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.


One CME Credit will be awarded for each lecture
Dr. Madan Rambaran
Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation


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ARIES -- Are you spending too much energy worrying about what other
people think of you? Or not enough? Right now. your reputation might be
your top concern, but you cannot lose sight of what's truly important. No
matter what. you shouldn't do something just because it makes you look good
or makes someone else like you. Your reputation will suffer more in the long
run if you succumb to peer pressure. No one can respect someone like that --
and that's not who you are.
TAURUS -- That fun, extravagant getaway you've been talking about -- and
worrying about -- is definitely going to happen soon. So today go ahead and
start planning how you're going to spend each of your days during this trip.
Put together a loose itinerary. You'll be seeing things from a whole new
perspective on this journey, and you'll gain a deeper understanding of some
important issues. This journey could change your life.
GEMINI -- Trying to help someone be happier is an extremely difficult un-
dertaking -- and a big gamble. Sometimes you simply have to let people live
the way they choose to live -- even if you're positive that they're not getting
all the happiness they deserve. Encourage them whenever it seems appropri-
ate and include them in social events, of course -- but make sure that your
insistent efforts in this area are not actually making someone you care about
feel worse.
CANCER -- Your physical energy is going to waver unpredictably today, but
this will not negatively affect your mental actuity. You will still be as sharp as
a tack, and you'll notice something very interesting developing -- while other
people are oblivious. You have an advantage here, so keep a close eye on
this situation until you can move in for a big success, either monetarily or
perhaps socially.
LEO -- It will become amazingly easy to deal with the irritating behavior of
some people today -- as soon as you realize that it's all a game, and some
people aren't as good at playing it as they think they are. Their arrogance is
not a sign that they know what they're talking about -- quite the contrary!
They're using this attitude to mask their insecurities. So don't succumb to
empty threats. You've got the power in this situation, and everyone knows it.
VIRGO -- Someone close to you is dealing with some confusion. You may
want to help solve this person's dilemma, but your input could be seen as
something critical instead of constructive -- no matter how sensitive you try
to be. So keep your distance and get involved only if you are specifically
asked to. If you've been feeling an urge to host a party, today/is a great day
to research some ideas for food and decorations.
LIBRA -- The presence of someone who shows up uninvited at a group event
might make everyone feel weird at first, but you need to get used to this per-
son hanging around. You may think about suggesting that she of he leave,
but that would not come off well. Being hospitable will create a lot more har-
mony in your life. This person has elbowed in for a reason, and that reason
may be more important than you realize.
SCORPIO -- Today, how you communicate with other people will reveal how
much progress you've made in the willpower department. Will you be able to
hold your tongue when someone pushes your buttons? Will you be able to
deliver criticism with enough tact that no one's feelings are hurt -- but not so
much that the message is lost? Rest easy -- the stars are giving you a power-
ful boost today.
SAGITTARIUS -- Let yourself enjoy more music and art today -- they both
hold a lot of appeal for you, probably because they have been missing from
your life recently. This is a great day for a concert, so check local event list-
ings and see whether anyone interesting is playing tonight. Look for unusual
or unfamiliar types of music, to give your ears an aural treat. Visual art will
stimulate your mind, too, so stop by a museum or an art gallery to get a fix.
CAPRICORN -- The way you handled a recent conflict was quite an accom-
plishment -- it looks as though you're finally learning how to stand your
ground against bombastic personalities! You should be proud of yourself --
and you shouldn't hesitate to use these new skills again. In fact, you might
get a chance to do just that later today when a pleasant conversation sud-
denly takes an awkward turn. Get things back on track by speaking the truth
and not giving in to peer pressure.
AQUARIUS -- Your mental energy and your physical energy are out of sync
today, and you will need to adjust on a dime in order to preserve as much
harmony as possible. Luckily, a lot of people close to you today are ready to
calm your mood or give you an energy boost when you need it. Humor will
have an extremely invigorating effect, so whenever you start to feel tired to-
day. visit a funny website or take a few minutes to chat with someone who
can always make you giggle.
PISCES -- Your most helpful coworkers are in an exceptionally helpful mood
lately, so don't be surprised if you're overwhelmed by their offers to help.
You don't have to accept these offers if you don't want to. so don't feel pres-
sure to keep your colleagues busy. In your personal life. you'll be the one
feeling the need to help people out -- a friend might need help on a particu-
larly busy day that's coming up. Give this pal a call and offer to lend a hand.


We Care

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CORPMTION


Sunday Chronicle, May 13, 2007


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Page XXII Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


THE PASSAGE
Spring for bees, and so for bee-keepers as well, has
nothing to do with the calendar. In protected hallows
even in the Missouri winter, bees can find a bit of spring-
time in flowers with enough pollen to feed the first
young bees growing from the eggs the queen has be-
gun to lay.
Various aspects of maples, all members of the
genus, Acer, with their delicate blossoms ranging
from yellow-green to red, are one of the earliest
to bloom. Maples are tall trees, and their blossoms
are borne high in the crowns, where they often are
not seen by humans. The bees, of course, have
no trouble in finding them. The American hazel,
Corylus americana, is a smaller tree hardly more
than a shrub that is another early source of pol-
len, and easier for us to see. It grows wild
throughout most of temperate North America and
produces the nuts we call filberts. In late winter
and early spring when most other plants are at rest,
hazel generously produces pollen on long, dangling
catkjns. In the winter, I like to stop on my walk
down to the mailbox and draw one of the yellow-
ish brown catkins between my thumb and forefin-
ger and watch the powdery golden pollen collect
in my palm. On days warm enough, bees, having
declared it springtime, will be on the catkins col-
lecting pollen.....
More adult bees are carbohydrate feeders. They
live on nectar and honey, which are almost exclusively
carbohydrate in composition except for a few traces of
minerals, vitamins and other materials. But young and
developing bees need protein to grow muscles, glands
and other tissues, and it is pollen variously rich in pro-
tein, depending on its source that provides it.....
(Taken from Sue Hubbell's "A Book on Bees")

1. Read the passage again and observe how the
writer reaches out to her readers as she guides them
through her writing. Write down whatever pointers ap-
peal specifically to you on a personal level. Ask a study
partner to do the same. Compare the points of appeal.
How can this exercise help you as a writer?

2. Write a factual essay and try to include personal
anecdotes. Think about your audience, and how you
can affect their reading. Create mood with the help
of specific words and images.

The Social Business Letter

Let us now look at the letter of congratulation. This
type of letter can be called a social business letter. As
with all social letters, the style of a letter of congratu-
lation is designed to make the letter warm and personal.
There are two letters at the bottom of the page to show
you how it is worded. The person who writes the let-
ter signs it, especially when the writer is a personal friend
of the individual who is being congratulated.


Letter to a Business Acquaintaunce

Dear Shirley,


to head surgeon of St Joseph's Hospital. Congratula-
tions! St. Joseph's is certainly fortunate to have such
a dynamic and hard-working person in charge of its fe-
male welfare.
If ever I can be of assistance. tpo in making
contacts ch' l i OIb'rk care a enif6rt tfo,


female, please let me know. We can collaborate on this.

Sincerely,.


Here is another social letter. This time it goes to an
employee who has passed a milestone. See how
thoughtful it is. How do you think Faye would react to
the following letter from her employer?

Dear Faye,

In the fifteen years you have been with Grilling's Ser-
vices, you have seen our company grow from a small
entity to a nationwide organization. Responsible for this
remarkable growth are highly productive and loyal em-
ployees like you. It is a pleasure for me to write this
congratulatory letter on your twentieth anniversary, for
it gives me an opportunity to thank you for your unstint-
ing contribution to our success.
As supervisor of our filling station, you have set
up a highly flexible and effective fool-proof system for
handling the volume of gas and diesel delivery to gov-
ernment ministries. I am sure you have heard the of-
ten repeated statement about the office: ."If you don't
know it ask Faye." The tribute is indeed fitting and no
exaggeration of your efficiency.
I look forward to working with you in the years
ahead. When I think of the slogan "Grilling's for the
savings," I can't help remembering you and the way you
almost coerced me to implement your carefully thought-
out system! You have helped to make our firm the con-
genial, effective group it is today.

Sincerely yours,


Application Exercises
1. You read in the newspapers that your friend Gerry
King has been promoted and is now a word processor
supervisor for the Training Centre, Linden. Write Gerry
a congratulatory letter.

2. You read in the paper that a friend of yours, Joylyn
Hazel, who is at the local university, is being given a
six-month leave of absence from work to help with her
research work into underprivileged youths in our capi-
tal city. Write a letter congratulating your friend and
offering your help.

The Poem: The Pond
There was this pond in the village
and little boys, he heard till he was sick,
were not allowed too near;
Unfathomable pool, they said,
that swallowed men and animals just so;
and in its depths, old people said,
swam galliwasps, and nameless horrors;
bright boys kept away.
Though drawn so hard by prohibitions,
the small boy, fixed in fear, kept off;
till one wet summer, grass growing lush,
paths muddy., slippery, he found hiriself
there at the fabled edge.
The brooding pond was dark.

came bright: and, shimmering in guilt,
he saw his own face peering from the pool.
Mervyn Morris, West Indies


I slept, and dreamed that
life was Beauty,
I woke, and found that life
was Duty.
Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1816-1841)


2. Explain the meaning of "unfathomable pool."
3. In your own words, tell what is contained in
lines 8 to 11.
4. Suggest another name for the poem.
5. What implications are captured in the line: "he
saw his own face peering from the pool."?

Describing from Vantage Points
Let us turn our attention specifically to descriptive
writing from vantage points. A vantage point refers to
the location from which a writer observes a scene. A
writer can describe a scene from a stationary point or,
if the scene continually changes, from a moving van-
tage point. The stationary vantage point is a fixed po-
sition from which to view a scene.

In the following paragraph the scene was described
from a stationary vantage point, from a mountain land-
scape. The writer describes the view from each com-
pass point in turn, first west, then south and north, leav-
ing east for the last.

Read the Model
The view is open and perfect in all directions ex-
cept to the west where the ground rises and the sky-
line is only a few hundred yards away. Looking for-
ward to the mountains I can see the dark gorge of the
Colorado River five or six miles away, carved through
the sandstone mesa, though nothing of the river itself
down inside the gorge. Southward, on the far side of
the river, lies the Moab valley between thousand-foot
walls of rock, with the town of Moab somewhere on
the valley floor, too small to be seen from here. Be-
yond the Moab valley is more canyon and tableland
stretching away to the Blue Mountains fifty miles south.
On the north and northwest I see the Roan Cliffs and
the Book Cliffs, the two-level face of the Uinta
Plateau....To the east, under the spreading sunrise, are
more mesas, more canyons, league on league of red
cliff and arid tablelands, extending through purple haze
over the bulging curve of the planet to the ranges of
Colorado a sea of desert.
Edward Abbey, "The Most Beautiful Place on Earth."

What words give you a sense of direction in this pas-
sage? Write them down. Discuss their importance with
your study partner.

Something to do
Write the description of a place from a moving van-
tage point, such as a landscape viewed from a long-dis-
tance bus window-or a hillside as you climb down it.
Let your effort be about 4-5 paragraphs long.



1) Select the different scenes you want to describe.

2) Use chronological order.


Q questions, , ,. ... . ,., ,
' "What is the writer talking about in the poem? .. ,3~Useransitions when your vmta&'p6iht changes.


Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


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Sunday Chronicle May 13, 2007


Guyana Day celebration


at York College, NY


By Tangerine Clarke

DIRECTOR of the annual
Guyana Day Harry Bissoon
says that the combined Afro,
and Indo-drumming sequence
that will commence the cul-
tural presentation is the hall-
mark of the diverse program
that will showcase the amaz-
ing talents of Guyanese from
New York and back home.
The Guyana Day event in
celebration of the country's 41st
Independence anniversary is on
at York College in Queens, on
Sunday May 20 in the Perform-
ing Arts Center.
For the first time, Bisson


says a gala include an awards
ceremony.
Ambassador Bayney
Karran be on hand to welcome
six individuals from the com-
munity to be honored. They
are: Cultural Director of the
Guyana Cultural Association
Folk Festival Claire A. Goring;
Deputy Majority Leader of the
New York City Council, Leroy
Comre; Novelist, Dr. E. R.
Braithwaite, of "To Sir With
Love" fame; Choreographer
Romance Kalicharran; and Pro-
pri6tor of Sybil's Restaurant,
Vincent Bernard.
York College will also be
recognized for it continued sup-


port of Guyanese community.
Calling on Guyanese to
come out and have a good
time, Bissoon said, that he
sees culture as a way to bring
Guyanese together, and since
there was an absence of such
an Independence celebration,
he took the initiative to
launch the Guyana Day, in
May of 2000.
Now in its seventh year.
Bissoon says he wants to make
this event more exciting. Accord-
ing to him, he does not want
Guyana Day, to be just another
cultural gathering; instead, it
must truly reflect the diversity
of the Guyanese people, he


said.
"We must learn about each
other, and each other's culture.
and appreciateieach 6ther's cul-
ture, he said.
Extending an invitation to
the Guyana government, and
politicians, Bissoon said, he
would like to encourage all
Guyanese to live in harmony
and let peace prevail. "Without
peace, there can be no progress,
he said.
The expatriates, who are
expected to trek from all
across the U.S. will enjoy for
the first time, the charming
voice of popular R&B sensa-
tion Rhea, who has performed
with numerous Hip, Hip art-
ists, including former rapper
Biggy Smalls.
Other A-listers will include
2007 Mashramani Calypso
Monarch The Mighty Rebel and
2007 Mashramani Soca King,
"Malo."
Also expected to rev-up the
audience are Terry Gajraj,
Marissa and the Bakanal Band,
Ivan Harry, Pablo G. Nadeer
Bacchus. and the Marage Tassa
Boyz and Dancers.
African Drummer, Akoya


Rudder, is once again expected
to arouse the crowd with his in-
fectious cumfa rhythms, as the
Nrity Kala Kendra International
Academy, led by Marilyn Bose.
and the Impressions Dance
Theatre- led by Verna Walcott.
showcase Indo- and Afro dance
fusion.
Stage performer, and actor.


Ron Bob Semple will serve ul
a belly-full of laughs. Guyanes<
style, while James Richmond
and Taij Motilall's will round of.
a stellar cast of performers w iil
their dramatic, and spoken w\ort
poetry.
WBAI, Radio broadcaster
Hugh Hamilton, is on tap tl
Emcee.


CHAMPION


Cookery Corner

SWelcome to the 451st edition of
S\ /( -' "Champion Cookery Corner", a
/ / weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.


This week we feature two special cake recipes for Mother Day. Your mother will
be sure to be thrilled at which ever one you choose to make for her!


4 eggs, separated
Scup sugar. divided in half
I cup flour, sifted
I isp Chanmpion Baking Powder
1 4 is cinnamon
I pinch salt
5 tsp melted butter
'- cup almonds. chopped
Brandy Sauce:
2 cup water
1 3.;4 cup Sugar
I tbsp light corn syrup*
3,4 cup hrandy ,


Grease a 2 quart baking dish and set aside. Preheat
oven to 375F.
Beat egg whites with one-half of the sugar until stiff
and stiff peaks form. Beat yolks lightly and add to the
other half of the sugar. Add yolks to egg whites.
Combine all dry ingredients and fold into the eggs.
Add the melted butter. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into the
casserole and bake about hour.
ForBrandy Sauce:
Boil water, sugar. and corn syrup until it forms a ball
(236 F). Add the brandy.
When cake is still warm, use.a thin skewer to make
small holes all over: pour Brandy Sauce evenly over
the cake -enjov!


2 cups flour, all purpose
2 tsp cinnamon
I tsp Champion Baking Powder
I tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp sail
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch cloves
I /2 cup sugar
8 oz crushed pineapple (fresh or canned)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups carrots, shredded
3 large egg whites .wson:n


Preheat oven to 350 degrees l-. Line up 13x9" baking
pan with foil. Coat it with vegetable cooking spray.
Mix all the ingredients- lour. cinnamon. Champion
Baking Powder, baking soda. salt. nutmeg. and
cloves in a bowl. Beat sugar, pineapple; oil and
vanilla in mixerbowl until light and smooth. Beat in
dry ingredients until hilly mixed. Stir in carrots.
Now beat egg whites in small mixer bowl to form
stiffpeaks: fold into carrot mixture in 2 batches with
rubber spatula. Pour batter into pan. Bake 'or 40
minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes
out clean: cool in pan or on wire rack. Invert cake
onto wax paper: remove pan and foil.

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Love Affair



- Guvanese journal lst tells


the story of her wedding


GUYANESE Opheera McDoom is the Reuters correspondent in Sudan where she was one of few
resident foreigners when she began her assignment three years ago. Khartoum last week
In the following story, she describes the elaborate rituals that marked her wedding in Khartoum last week
and how they exemplify the rich and varied mix of traditions of a country associated usually, with conflict.
Opheera is a Hebrew name, and she describes her surname as a colonial mess-up", as it is how the Brit-
ish first wrote down her father's family name, actually the name of a village on the East Bank Demerara. By
the way, the original family name she says, is unknown.
Our thanks to the McDoom family for the photos.


(REUTERS) People often ask me how I can tie myself
forever to Sudan, when I have covered the worst of this
country in conflict zones like Darfur. I guess I finally
understood the strength of love.
The news I report is often grim. But living here for three
years has also given me a unique opportunity to see a side of
this fascinating place that few get to understand.
War and oppression have ripped at the fabric of society in
much of Sudan but strong family bonds have kept people
together. I arrived as a stranger, alone in a place where there
were few foreigners, and was welcomed by many into that
family.
My new husband, Mohamed Omer Abdelati, is from
northern Sudan and runs an aviation services company and the
Canadian University of Sudan.


prophesied by whether the bride or groom first spits milk
in the other's face.
Chanting and singing women wave incense, waft perfumes
and form a tight circle around the couple: he is draped in white
cloth and carrying a huge sword; she is dressed in bright red
and dripping in gold.
My Sudanese family spent many hours making traditional
perfume. They picked what they call the "fingernails" of sea
creatures from the Far East and stuffed hundreds of cloves in
apples that they left to dry.
The mixture is ground up, boiled in a huge pot and finally
poured into crystal vases full of exotic scents for daytime and
evening. Chanel, eat your heart out.

SHAKE IT LIKE SHAKIRA

The bride has to dance for the women in both families.
Shake it like Shakira I thought great fun until I discovered
it entailed learning some 75 different tribal dances, including
Ethiopian shoulder shaking.
In the old days, the bride would dance in a grass skirt
and nothing else to show the in-laws how fertile she would
be. Now the bride is clothed but not very.


SPOT the Khawaja: The McDoom clan. At centre is
Opheera's father Shahabudeen, and to his right, her
brother, Omar.


We are both 29 and Muslim.
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really become close until 2005.
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GOING to the reception on the banks of the Nile. Opheera
and Ati.

During the 1990s when a hard-line government enforced its
strict version of Islamic sharia law, the racy bridal dance was
one tradition they did not dare touch.
Everyone pitches in at a Sudanese wedding. Dozens of
family and friends all work to prepare exotic dishes and design
elaborate decorations.
Relatives living abroad send packages with vital ingredients,
from hair extensions for the bridal dance to candles, huge
quantities of gold jewelry and dresses. The bride is expected to
do, well nothing really.
For at least a month before the wedding, a
Sudanese bride is locked up at home, scrubbed daily












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A relative of Opheera taking a Camel ride across the
desert to the wedding.

with concoctions of turmeric, coffee, crushed almonds,
rice and sandalwood. She is then placed aloft over a
pit of burning perfumed wood to give the skin a
beautiful color and scent.
All her body hair is removed and her hands and feet are
painted in intricate designs of henna. When she emerges on the
first day of the wedding, her skin is dazzling.

2,000 GUESTS

I invited friends and family from around the world to my
wedding. Two thousand people attended the white dress night
at the Palace hotel on the banks of the Nile in Khartoum -
because I wanted them to see this, the other side to Sudan.
Yet I am a rather unconventional Sudanese bride.
Three weeks before my wedding, I slipped off to Darfur
one more time for what a friend called my "last dash for
freedom".
Authorities had banned me for almost three months from
Darfur and I had finally been granted a travel pernmit..
The 2.5 million people who suffer from the conflict there
can onl\ imagine the luxury of a beach honeymoon as they
fester in miserable caips. too
afraid to go ]oni and dependent
on handouts from aid w.rkers.


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