Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00254
 Material Information
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: 7/8/2007
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
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System ID: UF00088915:00254
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B LIV ED B Y LO /EDuring the row, Po stabbed a plastic chopstick into his kift eye, whic Po was jailed for six months on Tuesday.
she had already blinded six years ago whenl she poked it wishberingec "If I forgive hei*, Go would not forgive me," the paper
"Po became hysterical when she saw the wound and mopped quoted K~wok as saying. "LNo matter what, nothing comld ocom.
HIONG K;ONG (Reuters) A Hong Kong woman it with a towel. The pair then went tor bed," the paper said. pensate for the loss of my eye."
awho blinded her boyfriend in one eye in a fight "The next morning they had another argument in' which she
six years 'itgo has been jailed for jabbing a chop- grabbed a chopstick and stabbed Kwok's right eye," it said- WITH TCHE COM~PLIMENTS OF
r' l stick into his other eye, a newspaper reported on Two days later, he sought medical treatment and filed a police
Wednesday. report against Po, whom he had dated since 1993. py$ft
*t LaSt November, Po Shin-folig, 58, accused long-time The paper said he didn't report the attack six years ago, plling it
boyfriend Kwok WAg-ming, 49, of having an affair, the the court his silence was "a love sacrifice."
South China Morniing Post reported. Kwok lost 10 to 20 percent vision in his right eye, ad paper a Pli


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mains committed to realising
this potential.

These statements were made
by Minister of Agriculture Rob-
ert Persaud during his address
Friday evening at the launching
of the Kanuku Times website at
Sea Breeze Hotel in the city.
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international news.
Minister Persaud noted that
Government has great interest in
advancing ICT and is aiming to
ensure that more than 80 percent
of the population is Information
Technology (IT) literate by 2010.
The development of an ICT
Strategy is crucial to this reality,
since dt wilse as a t idap
towards ICT development.
He noted that ICT can be
aIppliecd to all sectors of the
economy, and while efforts ar-e

being made in some arcans, there
is nleed for- mor-e adlvancement.
In the agriculture sector, ICT `
cntres have been set up at vari-
ous~ loca~tions for,1 farmers to
familiarise thiemselves wih
computers which can be used as
a means of providing technical
advice andt info~rmatlion on farm-
ing activities.
In addition. a plan has been
approvedl for taininlg all sugar
workers in IT` during the out-of'-
crop season. This is critical to
modernisatio~n of~ the industry.
particularly since current invest-
ments, including the new fac-
tory at Skeldon, will utilize
some of the most modern
equipment in the hemisphere.
Training of employees to
operate such machinery and
equipment is very important.
the Minister satid.
Similarly, the health sector

ic ultilising the benefits of mod-
er~n technologies as some sur-
f"eries are' conducted using ICT,
Minilter P~ersaud added,
[11 further noted that al-
thoughl there is great potential
for fur-ther ICT development, it
will not happen if necessary in-
vestments are not made and the
infrastructure put in place to fa-
cilitale the process. There is
need 10,r changes, the Minister
said. pointing out that issues
such ,is unreliable internet ser-
vices ust be addressed before
the IC i potential is revealed.
P bhlisher of~the Kanuku
Times website Shazaam Ally
said ii is the first~news site that
will p videde breaking informa-
tion on various kinds of events
including sport, court and
crime it is user friendly; offer-
ing a. ertisement options and
is 1 keeping with

Government's drive to pursue
ICT development in Guyana.
He noted that the name of the
website evolved from the
Kanuku mountain range which is
very significant to Guyana.
Editor of website Ruel
Johnson also delivered brief re-
marks at the launching.
An Information Commun-
nicationss Technology for De-
velopment (ICT4D) Strategy
was finalized in April 2006 by
President Jagdeo. The Strat-
egy will launch Guyana into
the information age and will
accelerate national develop-
ment and prosperity. The
Strategy was developed
through a national consulta-
tive process with the active
involvement of hundreds of
key stakeholders from both
the public and private sectors
and from civil society. (GINA)







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Commissioner urges all to join hands with Police

"'Excellence and Integrity"
The New Guyana School
wishes to congratulate
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topping the country at the

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Merai relieved

of responsibility

for city patrols
THE senior police officer involved in the tape recording
affair allegedly demanding money from a businessman for
a narcotic shipment has been relieved of his duties as co-
ordinator of patrols around Georgetown.
Acting Commissioner of Police Henry Green, speaking to
the media yesterday, said that Steve Merai has been relieved of
responsibility of patrols in the cityi~ihile investigations are on-
go riM & as one ata e hnel ofo te T et Special Squad,
also called the 'Black Clothes Squad'.
It is alleged that the businessman, who operates in
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Sunday with a Church Service
at the Tactical Service Unit
Square. Eve Leary.
Yesterday's parade moved
off` Eve Leary~. and then around
the city. with Minister of
HIome Affairs Clement Robee
taking the first salute outside
the Ministry of' the H-ome Af-
fairs on Brickdam.
Acting Commissioner of
Police Henry Greene took tle
second salute before he ad-
dressed the gathering at Eve

THE Guyana Police Force
(GPF) held its traditional
route march around

Georgetown yesterday morn-
ing as part of its activities to
mark its 168th anniversary.

An early morning down-
pour did not hinder this year's
parade and its longer than usual

The GPF; commencede its
anniversary celchrations last

Greene said that the Church
Service was a traditional cer--
cmony as the Force usherecd inl
another year of toil. endura~nce
and control of crime and traff ic
He said the route parade ha\
been part of the ceremonial land-
scape for years and he
complimented the men and
women for their turnout, dress and
deportment at yesterday's march.
He said that the Rio Sum
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) A
huge truck bombh killed more
thanl 100 people andr wounded
250 in a crowded market in
northern Iraq yersterday one
o~f the deadliest attacks in the
country this yeal :police said.
ColonelAbbat Molhammed
Amin. the police hieif in Tuz
Khurmato, said he~ 1 dthe toll
would rise after omb ley-
cled dozens of si. .Ind small
"There are wr~ d iies un-
der rubble. We are; :: ag to dig
them out." Amlin toldl Reuters,
putting the death taii at more
than 100: Other pacelcc in the
town said 105 p~ e : were

There had earlier been con-
flicting reports about the toll in
Tuz Khurmato, a largely Shi'ite
town, with other police and lo-
cal officials saying 30 people
had been killed.
The bombing was a blow to
a U.S.-backed security crack-
down in Iraq, and underscored
the ability of militants to stage
large-scale attacks despite the
arrival of nearly 30,000 addi-
tional U.S. troops.
U.S. officials blame mlost
major car bombings on Sunni
Islamist al Qaeda, which they
say is trying to spark full-
scale civil war between ma-
jority Shi'ites and minority
Sunni Arabs.

Jasimn Ali, 30, said he looked
frantically for his wife when he
heard the explosion in Tuz
"I ran to the market and
saw burned cars along with dead
and wounded people every-
where. I screamed until found
my wife. She was wounded in
the head and her hand," said
Ali, his clothes stained with his
wife's blood.

military personnel in Iraq.
A suicide car bomber killed
six people including five Iraqi
soldiers on Saturday when he
drove into a military checkpoint
in east Baghdad, an army
spokesman said. The attack
wounded 24 people, including
18 soldiers.
Late on Friday, a suicide car
bomber killed 22 people and
wounded 17 when he drove his

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -
President Pervez Musharraf
told Islamist militants barri-
caded in a mosque yesterday
to surrender or die, while
concern grew for hundreds of
women and children inside
the besieged compound in the
Pakistani capital.
Hundreds of troops have
surrounded the fortified com-
pound housing the Lal Masjid,
or Red Mosque, and a girls'
madrasa, where clashes between
armed students and security
forces began on Tuesday fol-
lowing months of tension.
"If they don't surrender,
I'm saying it here, they will be
killed," Musharraf said in his
first public comments on the
deadly stand-off in Islamabad.
The death toll rose to 20 af-
ter a paramilitary soldier was
shot dead on Saturday morning,
though the cleric leading Lal
Masjid's Taliban-style move-
ment said casualties were higher.
Officials say security forces
have blasted holes in the perim-
eter wall of the compound.
While fierce gunbattles have
raged, there has been no assault.

Officials estimate 50 to 60
hardcore militants are leading the
"We've shown great pa-
tience because we don't want
people to be killed," Musharraf
told reporters while visiting
flood-hit Baluchistan province.
"We could have done every~-
thing. The government has the
power but there are women and
Mosque cleric Abdul Rashid
Ghazi has said he would accept
"martyrdom" before surrender,
and has rejected government ac-
cusations he is holding women
and children as human shields.
Ghazi said he and his fol-
lowers would lay down their
weapons but would never ac-
cept arrest. He said three stu-
dents were killed on Friday and
up to 80 killed in all, but Inte-
rior Minister Aftab Ahmed
Sherpao dismissed that claim.
"Because of the stubborn-
ness of one man, they're be-
ing held hostage," Sherpao
said, referring to Ghazi and
the women and children with
him. "If they're harmed it
would be tragedy.


-'P---- --
A victim is rushed to hospital following a truck bomb that
ripped through a bustling outdoor market in the northern
town of Tuz Khurmato yesterday. (REUTERS/Slahal Adeen

In other violence, the U.S.
military reported eight of its sol-
diers were killed in the past two
days, mostly in and around
Growing U.S. casualties
have put U.S. President George
W. Bush under increasing pres-
sure from opposition Demo-
crats and from some senior fig-
ures in his own Republican
Party to justify his strategy of
ordering more troops to Iraq.
There are now 157,000 U.S.

vehicle into a group of Shi'ite
Kurds near Iraq's border with
Iran. The victims were return;-
ing from a funeral, a local offi-
cial said.
One British soldier was
killed in the southern city of
Basra in fierce fighting with
militants overnight, during
raids involving 1,000 troops
which a military spokesman
described as the biggest Brit-
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(Trinidad Guardian) THE
Education Ministry will have
to "engage with" denomina-
tional boards and education
stakeholders on certain is-
sues in its new TT$2 billion
National Model education
plan, Education Minister Ha-
zel Manning signalled Fri-
Manning put the groups on
notice regarding the situation in
a statement to the Lower House
on the $2 billion education plan
for T&T over 2007-2015.
It sets out guidelines for
each level of the education sys-
tem from early childhood, pri-
mary to secondary.
Manning said, "The na-
tional model brings a new cul-
ture of management for schools
by empowering, restructuring
and re-culturing schools so e;-
ery aspect of school operations
is located in the sphere of op-
er nations of each individual
school's community," Manning
The plan provides for two
years of early childhood care
and education, seven years of
primary schools and five years'
secondary schooling and two
sixth form years where avail-
She said it is estimated that
Government spends a approxi-
mately $10,000 annually per
primary pupil and $14,000 an-
nually for each at secondary
Estimated cost for the con-
struction programme to build,
upgrade, furnish and equip
ECCE centres, primary and sec-
ondlary schools over the 2007-
201dperiod is $2 billion, she
Manning said the intention
of the national model will be to
address social cohesiveness
through an education, system
that will serve as a unifying
force and produce innovative,
caring citizens with appropriate
labour skills.
The model will also address
major challenges facing educa-
ti i e& including schoo
and inclusiveness, behavioral
issues with staff and students
that affect quality education and

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Crime levels

f rcn 9 army tOl

r et hin k training

(Trinidad Express) HIGH crime levels are forc-
ing the army to rethink the way soldiers are
trained, the Defence Force's Chief Clerk, Warrant
Officer I Simeon Kennedy believes.
"A soldier who is highly trained to shoot and map read among
Other things but not trained in public relations would be unsuitable
to interact with the public," Kennedy said at a graduation ceremony
at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre on Thursday night-
Personnel from the Regiment, Coast Guard, Police Service and
SAUTI 183 in all graduated after receiving clerical and adminis-
trative trining-
The courses were coordinated by Kennedy who was also the
chief instructor.
"I hope to see the word training take on a different meaning.
No longer should we restrict our thoughts that training should be
confined to the core competence of the formation but the develop-
ment of the individual to meet the ever changing criminal element
in our society."
Kennedy said that the Defence Force was lagging behind in this
"I also lament that for years the Force has failed to construct a
proper state-of-the-art training facility to conduct classes and train-
ing which has become increasingly important as we change focus
to professional leaders and management at all levels."
The graduates from all ranks of the Defence Force were trained
in military law, record keeping, filing, information management and
reading, writing and listening skills.
They were also lectured on sexual harassment, HIV/AIDS, eth-
ics and substance abuse.
The training courses that ran over a nine-month period that
started in November last year came about when former Chief of
Defence Staff Brigadier Ancil Antoine complained about the poor
standard of the clerical staff.
"The aim was to conduct training to arrest the downward slide
and to train a cadre of clerks thereby forming a skills pool so the
force could draw from it in the long term."
Similar training courses are expected to be conducted in
the near future.

FiVe VhiclCIS stolen daily
(Jamaica Gleaner) AT LEAST five vehicles are stolen daily,
and as the summer deepens, the police are advising car
owners to be extraemey protective of their vehicles during
the holiday season'
Speakmg with The Gleaner Friday, Deputy Superinten-
de~nt of Police Norman Hamilton said that with the many tac~
tics currently being employed by car thieves motorists must
be wary of their surroundings.
"This is the time when persons usually rent cars, be care-
ful oH ~ o yournt r o 1 M o, Mc Hamio saI tnsad

that the car-stealing criminal network spreads across the coun~
try with several car-stealing rings operating out of the Corpo~
rate Area.
"When selling a car persons must also be careful of whom
they give their car to for test-driving," he said.
Over the next couple of months those traversing through
the major airports should take precaution, as car thieves also
prowl these places, DSP Hamilton told The Gleaner.
"At the airport persons are posing as workers of the car
park, stealing cars. Some of the thieves are even walking with a
dpoli etut cs sw that between January and May 2007,
856 vehicles were stolen. Of that number, 52 drivers were
carjacked. In 2006, more than 2,400 vehicles were stolen.
Vehicles such as Hondas and Toyotas are being targeted be-
cause of the demand for their parts, the police said.
"LAlways know your licence plate number and that of
clu 'PIens P lhsassistsiwhen we are tracking a stolen

The management of Ashmin's Trading Company
wishes to make URGENT contact with M~r. Philbert
Carter of 23 Melanie Damishana, E C D, who waS
employed as a Security Officer.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mr. Carter is
asked to contact us or call 226-7352 / 225-8066.

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relations with denominational
boards and stakeholders.
She also outlined other as-
pects of the plan.
Manning said the Gov-
ernment was aware that more
than 70 per cent of primary
schools were denominational
"Government is acutely
aware of the sensitive history of
church-state relations in our
education system," she said.
She said the administration
remained committed to uphold-
ing the concordat that since
1960 set out the guiding prin-
ciples regarding the right of the
church to its property and the
affairs of its schools.
She said, "However, as we
move forward to upgrade the
primary level, preliminary re-
search shows that:
(i) in some instances the ro-
bust communities that many de-
nominational primary schools
once served have dwindled;
(ii) in other instances, the
existing denominational primary
school is sometimes on land
size that is inadequate for
present day standards required
for curriculum delivery; and
(iii) in some cases the reli-
gious persuasion of the major-
ity of staff and students in
some of these denominational
primary schools no longer re-
flects the particular religious
persuasion of its school board.
"The primary school level

therefore requires us to engage
not only the denominational
boards but also other stakehold-
ers in education."
She said these were the Na-
tional Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion, T&T Unified Teachers'
Association, Association of
Principals of Primary Schools
and representatives of school
communities "in the interest of

all students to better equip
them for the demands of the
21st century."
She said schools would
be staffed by teachers re-
cruited from a pool of profes-
sionally qualified personnel
and teachers at all levels will
be required to be to profes-
sionally qualified upon en-
tering the teaching service.

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Edi torial)

GUYANA, HOME of the CARICOM Secretariat, is clearly
on the offensive to give more practical meaning to what
is a most vital people-oriented issue--free intra-regional
movement of nationals of our Community
weHasvin gtmade q~u te anu im nssivarbdpo ct ath l
criticisms against the continuing hassle and prejudices
being experienced by Guyanese at some airports, such
as Barbados and, to a lesser extent, Trinidad and To-
bago, President Bharrat Jagdeo played an influential role
in the significant decision for Community nationals to
stay as long as six months on arrival in any member
stthile discussions were taking place over the recent
expulsion of two regional journalists from Antigua and
Barbuda, one of them armed with a valid
CARICOM Skilled Nationals Certificate, and on wider
concerns for expansicm of categories for such certifi-
cates and more effective monitoring, President Jagdeo
went public with his call for removal of existing discre-
tionary powers~ of immigration officers in
determining length of stay for nationals with valid pass-

Subsequently, on the final day of the Heads of Gov-

The example given for this new policy is that of the
United States of America where a common stamp is
used to indicate a six-month stay, even if those arriving
would be gone, in a matter of days, or weeks, back to
their respective countries,
poi-owever totse on a watchh lst Ao sC rty bu
any criminal act, should not expect to benefit from this
new umbrella arrangement for an automatic six-month
stay on arrival.


Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 22-63243-9
Sports: 225-7174
After hours: 226-3243-9
Fax: 227-5208
SThe Chronicle is at www.guyanachronicle~com
e-mail address khan@guyana.net.gy
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyania.


participating Community state
naturally stirred much excite-
ment to know when the machin-
ery for its practical operations
will be put in place.
For one thing, it involves re-
moving current discretionary
powers of immigration officers
at ports of entry to determine
length of stay, even if a national
turns up with a valid passport

and an airline ticket that pro-
vides for stay ranging from one
to four weeks.
President Jagdeo, who has
been strident in his criticisms of
"evident bias and prejudices"
shown against Guyanese
arrivants at some CARICOM
ports of entry, was quick to
"warmly welcome this very im-
portant decision that would
touch the lives of all Commu-
nity nationals..."
Viewed collectively, what
emerges from the various "Dec-
larations" and "Consensus"
documents over the years, is the
striking similarity in expressed
commitments to achieve com-
mon objectives.
What is also to be noted is
an amazing capacity by various
member governments for recur-
ring contradictory positions and
foot-dragging when it comes to
implementation of decisions
unanimously adopted. Conse-
quently, the cynicism abroad in
the region and which
CARICOM is battling.

Ques;on of relevance then,
i; wheth the "Declaration on
I unctior Cooperation" would

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ernment Conference, the Communique released by the
Community Secretariat was to announce the "agree-
ment" reached--except for a "reservation" entered by
Antigua and Barbuda-for all Community nationals to be
"allowed an automatic six-month stay on arrival in an-
other CARIuOM pmoembqruttea relief to Community na-
tionals, and particularly Guyanese, Vincentians and Ja-
maicans, who have had harrowing experiences at some
prts of enr ryfor ho idah or i inesr rei atoofnfsonted

Anxious as he evidently is for this new six-month stay
policy to be implemented, President Jagdeo has lost no
time in announcing that Guyana would take the lead by
mekn lamreality ofthis siignifcn dcv lopomm isn inr-
The intention is for reciprocity for Guyanese by other
CARICOM partners, consistent with the collective deci.
sion taken at the summit.
In the absence of details on the framework arrange-
ment for enforcement of the six-month stay agreement
it is assumed that the Guyana Government would have
in place the necessary regulations empowering immi-
gration officers to automatically stamp "six months" in
tCe R sport of an arriving national from another

Community's governments act-
ing in unison.
Important segments of the
new functional cooperation
thrust include health, education,
sea and air transportation, free
movement of people, develop-
ment and deployment of skilled
human resources, social welfare,
culture and protection of our
natural environment.

SINCE THE inauguration of
the Caribbean Community
and Common Market
Chaguaramas, Trmnidad and
Tobago 34 years ago this
month, there have been some
significant milestones point-
ing the way forward for
closer forms of regional
integration in a Community
of "sovereign states".
The newest such 'mile-
stone' emerged from last week's
28th CARICOM Summit at the
Barbados ~Hilton in the form of
an eight-page "Declaration on
Functional Cooperation".
It is a "declaration" that re-
flects both continuity in the
long' march from the 1989
"Grand Anse
Declaration, dedicated to inspir-
ing relevant responses to chal-
lenges in the global economy, as
well as a now more practical
Speople-focused agenda to
achieve what is known in the
lexicon of CARICOM as func-
tional cooperation.
According to Prime Miliis-
ter Owen Arthur, host for the
summit and chairman of the
Community for six months, the
hope is for last
week's "declaration" to
achieve what the 'Grand Anse
Declaration' did for paying the
path for the emerging CSME.
That is an expectation to be
shared by the people across the
Community. However, when the
14-page Conference Communi-
que is read separately from the
"declaration", what stands out
is the difference between
"promises" and "agreements" on
major issues yet to be resolved
for implementation.
In the case of last week's
summit, these issues would in-
clude, for example, the
CARICOM Development Fund
(CDF); regional air transporta-
tion, focused on LIAT; and new
and effective governance archi-

Enshrined in the revised
CARICOM Treaty, this Fund
was conceptualised to serve as
a vital tool to enable the disad-
vantaged economies in the

march towards achieving a
single economic space. It was to
be initially established with
some $250 million from local,
regional and international contriz
butions. But along the way, its
management location proved a
fork in the road.
By last week, not all the
prose in the Communique, nor
explanations offered at media
briefings, could have concealed
sharp differences over giving re-
sponsibility for the Fund's ad-
ministration to the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB),
while discussions continue over
a proposed Regional Develop-
ment Agency--not provided for
in the CARICOM Treaty--and
which mechanism is yet to be
Some governments feel
more comfortable with an ad-
ministrative mechanism not
governed by the CDB, while
some leading regional techno-
crats and foreign donors prefer
to have it located within the
CDB-the institution that did
much of the basic work for its
creation. .
Unless new initiatives are
taken soon to resolve the cur-
rent haitus, it means the the
CDF would remain an idea on
paper while efforts are to be
pursued for structuring the pro-
posed Development Agency to
also administer the Fund.
In the meantime, while the
words-game and political
manoeuvrings go on, deposits
are yet to be made'into an es-
crow account opened to accept
contributions for the CDE

The 14-page end-of-summit
communique speaks of no new
initiatives on regional air and
maritime transportation, beyond
disclosure that consideration
was given to a report from
Transportation Ministers
on "the way forward for elabo-
ration" of a policy" for such
modes of communication by the
region, as well as on "other is-
sues currently engaging the at-
tention of the Community"
On the specific matter of
the futur-e of rego ;nal carrier,
LIAT, struggling maintain its

vital service as it copes with an
accumulated $300 million debt
burden, the summit did not go
beyond an agreement "in prin-
ciple" to provide "material sup-
port" (whatever that means) for
the restructuring plans of the re-
gional carrier,
This "agreement in prin-
ciple" was followed by an "en-
dorsement by those govern-
ments whose countries continue
to benefit from LIAT's service
but, unlike the carrier's three
maj or shareholders--Barbados,
Antigua and Barbuda and
St.Vincent and the Grenadines-
arc yet to come forward with fi-
nancial assistance:
The "endorsement", for
which there was clearly no al-
ternative since, for a start, it
would cost them no money, was
for the three shareholder gov-
ernments to proceed with re-
structuring plans, through the
directors of LIAT, that involve
securing an estimated US$60
million loan financing from the

After haggling for years over
a new, effective management
system of governarice, as they
remain anxiously tied to preser-
vation of CARICOM as a
"Community of sovereign
states"--with no inclination to-
wards political integration--last
week's summitry politics came
up with a measure of significant
It was the decision, arrived
at as a compromise, to establish
a "Council for Coordination and
Implementation" (emphasis on
the latter) to replace the exist-
ing Community Council. The
compromise suited Guyana suf-
ficiently for its President to
move away from hitherto strong
reservations about proposals for
a CARICOM Commission to
supporting this management
The end result was unani-
mous "agreement" to create a
CARICOM Commission, em-
powered with executive author-
ity, leaving further details to be
worked out by a small1 commit-
tee chaired by :' mIe Minister
Arthur. The no! "progress"

was the conference moving from
a previous acceptance "in prin-
ciple" for establishment of the
Commission to "agreement" for
it to happen.
Of course, it would remain
a work in progress at lelist for
another year, as the search for
eminently qualified personnel
proceeds for the Comnmission
that would absorb functions of
the Georgetown-based Commu-
nity Secretariat in the new mode
of governance to be introduced.
Along the route from Grand
Anse in Grenada, against the
backdrop of the traumatic im-
plosion of executions and mili-
tary invasion in 1983, to last
week's summit in the luxurious
setting of the Barbados Hilton
at Needham's Point, there were
various related "declarations"
and "consensus" accords--all
intended to stimulate policies
and actions for what it means
to have "One Community for
One Caribbean People".
There was, for instance, the
path-finding 1992 Report of The
West Indian Commission that
was to inspire the endorsement,
five years later, of the
CARICOM Chartet of Civil So-
ciety, designed to
give a "qualitative character
and values beyond the routine of
integration arrangements".The
charter remains legally unen-
Seven years later surfaced a ra
"Consensus of Chaguaramas"
with its "Vision for the Commu-
nity in the Early 21st Century",
and geared to foster "strength-
ening of Community institu-
By July 2003, a regular
CARICOM Summit was to
produce "The Rose Hall Dec-
laration on Regional
Governance", resulting in vari-
ous initiatives, including a
Prime Ministerial Working
Group and a subsequent Tech-
nical Working Group focused on
strategies and mechanisms to
achieve effective governance.
Novv some advancement has
been made.

Announcement of plans to
introduce a new scheme in this

Two immediate initiatives
are in the health and education
sectors. Come September 14,
there is to be a unique "Health
Summit on Non-communicable
Diseases (NCDs) in Port-of-
Spain, conceptualised on the ba-
sis of major recommendations
from the Caribbean Commission
on Health and Development
headed by Sir George Alleyne.
In the field of education, and
specifically the role of the Uni-
versity of the West Indies--cur-
rently catering to some 40,000
students from 15 countries--
CARICOM governments
have pledged support for the
institution's five-year (2007-
2012) strategic plan, including
establishment of new cam-
The plan requires raising more
than US$300 million to expand
faclitities and the Community,
whose current chairman,Prime
Minister Arthur, heads the
UWI's finance committee, plans on
playing an enabling role.
Now we await the initia-
tives to give sullstance to the
'Declaration on Functional
Cooper~ation" and the wider
agend- f issues addressed in
the <4;-page Conference


The United States of Africa

'G-~duat on not

onl fr prwrileged'

Wlon say shlred Uhoul~d nOt be Irv e aro Hgrea
eating from school because they cannot afford it. She says
her ministry plans to enforce this policy, come next year.
According to Mrs. Henry-Wilson, who 1s also Mlember of
Parbament for South East St. Andrew, several parents hav-e ap-
proached her seeking assistance for their children's graduation,
which sometimes costs up to J'ca $10,000.
"Must we hate such lavish gndradutons? Is that the best
investment of the limited resources that parents have'" Mlrs.
Henry-Wilson naked yesterdayy at the National Parent Teach-
ers Associatioln of Jamaica's annual conference, held at the Uni-
versity of Technolo ,. St. Andrew.
She noted that parents. too, invest a lot of money~ m out-
f1tting themselves folr the event. But according to Mlrs. Henry-
11'llson, parents and teachers can celebrate children' n actev'e-
nlents w ithmit the school-(lheaan tceredmon! b ~mgsduc~h nocostly

Semonles where children w~ore uniforms and physical education
ghea and cato dLbnismter said the Issue of graduation and
affordabblylt is omethirhng that the stakeholders In educallon will
hate I1o discus, without It having to be legislated
..This is not~ going to wor'k. A school can't tell a child that
they can t graduate because Ihey can't pay 56.000) for a gown
and a hat, because that's not what the graduation is a about,"

Mrsbaenrhl hasn 6heed the objectives of the school and
the child has performed anld the outcomes are such that
the child can move on, the school is to make that child
graduate. That has to be the policy of the Mlinistry of Edu-
cation and it is going to be enforced." Mlrs. Henry-Wibson
said firmly. c aw

guages, religions and ethnic iden-
You CANNOT draw ratio-
nal borders for Africa that give
each ethnic group its own home-
land. Even if you refused that
privilege to groups of less than
half a million people, you'd end
up with over 200 countries. So

erations of separatist ethnic
wars. *
The problem is that quite a
few of the separatist ethnic
wars happened anyway, and
many other African countries, to
avoid thist fate, became tyran-
nies where a "big man" from one
of the dominant ethnic groups
ruled over the rest by a combi-
nation of patronage and vio-
lence. Time was wasted, lives
were lost, and things west back-
wards. It was nobody's fault,
but Africa needs to change this
There are over two hundred
ethnic groups in Africa that
have over half a million people,
and NONE (except the Arabs
of North Africa) that amount to
even five percent of the
continent's population. Only
three languages Mandarin
Chinese, Hindi and Japanese -
account for half the population
of Asia. Even in Europe, eight
languages account for 75 percent
of the continent's population.
Africa is different, and maybe
the national state (or, rather, the
pseudo-national state) is not the
answer there. .
The African federalists

"BEFORE you put a roof on
a house, you need to build the
foundations," South African
President Thabo IVbeki re-
portedly told diplomats at the
summit meeting of the Afri-
can Union in Ghana last
weekend. Others were just as
quick to ridicule the
summit's declared goal of
creating a unified African
government by 2015, and it
certainly isn't going to hap-
pen fast. It may never happen
at all but it might, and it
would be a very good idea.
"The emergence of such a
mighty stabilising force in this
strife-torn world should be
regarded...not as a shadowy
dream of a visionary," declared
Kwame Nkrumah, the first
president of independent
Ghana, almost half a century
ago, "but as a practical propo-
sition which the peoples of Af-
rica can and should translate
into reality....We must act now.
Tomorrow may be too late."
Nkrumah was pleading for
a pan-African government in-
stead of the jigsaw-puzzle of
ex-colonies that came into exist-
ence as the European imperial

powers left Africa. He was ask-
ing for the Moon: the indepen-
dence struggle was waged within
the borders of each colony, and
the leaders who emerged had -
their power bases within those
borders. Wider unity would
have dethroned most of those
leaders, so it did not happen.
But now the unity project is
The African Union was cre-
ated five years ago out of the
wreckage of the discredited
Organisation of African Unity
With the goal of making Africa's
rulers accountable. Now it is
trying to revive the project for
real African unity, and there is
no shortage of Africans who ar-
gue that it is merely a distrac-
tion from urgent and concrete
problems like Darfur and Zim-
babwe. Maybe they are right,
but what if those crises are just
symptoms of a deeper African
At the time most African
countries gained their indepen-
dence in the 1960s, they had
higher average incomes and bet-
ter public services than most
Asian countries. Kenyans lived
better than Malaysians; people

in the Ivory Coast were richer
than South Koreans; Zimbabwe-
ans were healthier, longer-lived
and better-educated than Chi-
nese. And there were more and
worse wars in Asia than in Af-
Now it's all dramatically
the other way round, but why?
Individual Africans are no less
intelligent, hard-working or am-
bitious than individual Asians,
so the answer must lie in the
system. And the most striking
characteristic of that system is
the sheer number of indepen-
dent states within Africa: fifty-
three of them, in a continent
that has fewer people than ei-
ther India or China.
This is where the discussion
usually veers off into a condem-
nation of the arbitrary borders
drawn by the old colonial pow-
ers, which paid little heed to the
ethnic ties of the people within
them, but that is not the point
at all. The point is that at least
half of the fifty-three African
countries have greater ethnic di-
versity within their borders than
all of China. A few, like Nigeria,
approach India in the sheer
range and diversity of their lan-

imagine a solution that jumps
right over that problem: a single
African Union modelled on the
European Union, but where no
ethnic group is even five percent
of the population. Then politics
stops being a zero-sum ethnic
competition (at least in theory)
and starts being about the gen-
eral welfare. And also, in theory,
'the continent starts to fulfil its
.We will all be a good deal
older before the African
Union, or whatever it will
eventually be called, becomes
more than a dream, but in
the end it may. As Alpha
Oumar Konare, former prest-
dent of Mall and head of the
African Union, said at the
start of the summit: "The
battle for the United States of
Africa is the only one worth
fighting for this generation
- the only one that can pro-
vide the answers to the thou-
sand-and-one problems faced
by the populations of Africa."

Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.

t 98 aUbft M gb

the old Organisation of African
Unity decreed that the colonial
borders' must remain untouch-
able, because the only alterna-
tive seemed to be several gen-

But, while the -Common-

ternational community the
EU, the US, Japan and China in
particular to provide resources
through specially dedicated-in-
terconnected, coordinated and
sustainable programmes to
implement programmes of ac-
Failure to act will see
Zimbabwean suffer even kn~ore
and will risk dragging down
the entire Southern African
region at a high cost to the
rest of the world.

Responses to:

Mugabe angrily withdrew Zim-
babwe from the Commonwealth
in 2003 because he feared that
the organization would take
disciplinary measures against
his government for violations of
its governing democratic prin-
ciples, the Commonwealth is
still obliged to keep Zimbabwe
firmly on its agenda. -
The fact that Mugabe with-
drew Zimbabwe from the Com-
monwealth is not sufficient rea-
son for the organization to aban-
don Zimbabwe. '
When South Africa left the
Commonwealth because of op-
position to its Apartheid regime,
the Commonwealth kept it on
its agenda and worked strenu-
ously to help free Nelson
Mandela, legitimize the African
National Congress (ANC) and
end Apartheid.

the TheC hd ind th teloi
point that it was the South Af-
rican government that left the
Commonwealth, not the South
African people.
As Commoriwealth heads of
government prepare to meet in
Uganda in November, rescuing
Zimbabwe and sparing Zimba-
bweans further pain should be
firmly on their agenda.
There is much that the
Commonwealth can do.
In immediate terms, its
member countries in Southem
Africa should be encouraged to
take more positive action to ef-
fect immediate change in Zim-
babwe in areas such as: the res-
toration of democracy; the re-
building of political and demo-
cratic institutions; promoting
political dialogue; the establish-
ment of a government of na-
tional unity leading to free and
fair general elections; and imme-
diate programmes for economic
development particularly agri-
cultural production,
And, in terms of planning
for the future, the Common-
wealth should also establish a
Commission of Emninent Per-

sons, as suggested by the Inter-
national Crisis Group, to draw
on the knowledge and experi-
ence of the Zimbabwean people
in devising a blueprint for the
way forward that would in-
clude land reform, economic de-
velopment, constitutional re-
form, political stability and in-
stitutions of governance.
Commonwealth Caribbean
countries are well placed to
provide experienced people to
serve on such a Commission and
to give technical knowledge and

THE political and economic
crises in Zimbabwe are rap-
idly getting worse; the vast
majority of the people of
Zimbabwe are suffering with
many hundreds crossing bor-
ders into neighboring coun-
tries seeking refuge.
It is time for the interna-
tional community to put plans
in place to rescue the country
from certain disaster, and to
save the people of Zimbabwe
from, the untold suffering they
are enduring.
bsOnce regarded as ab ead
Zimbabwe's economy is in a
frightening state of disarray.
The annual inflation rate is
the world's highest. It was re-
ported in May at an unimagin-
able 4,500 percent. Since then,
expert reports have put the rate
closer to a staggering 10,000
percent. By comparison the
average annual inflation rate in
the United States is about 3 per-
cent; and about 10% in L~atin
America and the Caribbean as a
Prices in shops for basic
goods are more than doubling
every week, and the cost of liv-
ing for an average urban family
is reported to have increased by
66 per cent in May alone,
International agencies put
unemployment at a mind bog-
gling 80%, and have dropped life
expectancy to 39 years as the
health system nears collapse.
These conditions have led
to the extraordinary situation in
which the Roman Catholic Arch-
bishop of Bulawayo, Picus
Ncube, has called for Britain to
invade Zimbabwe and topple
President Robert Mugabe's

Even within the govern-
ment, there is division and dis-
cord. There are two factions in
the ruling ZANU PF party, but
the one thing they appear
united an is to stop an attempt
by President Mugabe to stay in
office beyond the expiration of
his present term in 2008.

long-term solution to
Zimbabwe's problems is redis-
tribution of land so that the
black majority has a far greater
stake in its ownership.
In the treatment meted out
to political opponents and to
hundreds of thousands of black
Zimbabweans who oppose him,
President Mugabe has been dic-
tatorial and merciless. For in-
stance, the homes of over
700,000 people were destroyed
in 2005 and they were forced
into rural areas to live below the

poveRt violent tactics have
seen ordinary people beaten by
law enforcement officers and
government-Sponsored vigilante
groups for standing up against
draconian laws-
While the international
community as a whole has a re-
sponsibility to act to stop the
alarming deterioration in Zimba-
bwe, so far the response of the
United States and the European
Umion (EU) has been limited to
punishing Mugabe and mem-
bers of his government by the
application of sanctions against
them, but no programme of ac-
tion has been devised to negoti-
ate an orderly change in govern-
ment and to address the urgent
need for econonuc rehabilitation.
More than any other orga-
nization, the Commonwealth -
a grouping of Britain and 52 of
its former colonies around the
world has an obligation to
help the Zimbabwean people.
,Zimbabwe's independence
and the empowerment of its
black people were achieved with
the strong support and commit-
ment of the Commonwealth-
Anl, even though President

It is at President Mugabe's
feet that the catastrophic con-
ditions in Zimbabwe are: firmly
His policies of seizing agri-
cultural lands from experienced
and seasoned white farmers
without a plan to replace them
with a functioning system, have
devastated the country's agricul-
tural production.
Land ownership and reform
remains a fundamental problem
in Zimbabwe. While President
Mugabe's tactics for dealing
with land redistribution were
high-handed and resulted in the
destruction of the country's ag-
ricultural base, central to any

Planning for Zimbabwe


Donors pledge

US$10M for


Reg ion's ag ri culture

PPTesident Jagdeo
SREVITALISING and resuscitating the agricultural sector
to regain its place as a significant Gross Domestic Product
'(GDP) and foreign exchange earner has become a focal
point of the Region. ~At the 28th meeting of the Confer-
ence of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Commnu-
nity (CARICOM) an update was given on the Agriculture
Donor Conference held in June.
The Conference was expected to yield renewed and added
financial and technical support for the agricultural thematic ar-
eas and the supporting projects, which it did.
"1We looked at the issue of agriculture I presented a report
on what happened at the Donors conference. The Conference
was very pleased with the outcome of the Donors conference.
We got US$10M in pledges. We now have to follow up so I
urge that we strengthen the follow up mechanism," Lead Head
of Government for Agriculture, President Bharrat Jagdeo revealed
at a press conference Friday.
Discussed at the Conference organised by Guyana, and
staged in Trinidad and Tobago, were the major challenges facing
Sthe Region's agriculture sector, which include: inadequate
infrastructural development, technology transfer and food se-
curity and the need for increased investment in the sector to
`enable its expansion and diversification towards sustainability
and international competitiveness.
The conference was held against the background of the launch
of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM), the imminent estab-
lishment of a framework policy for the Single Economy in 2008,
and eroding preferential access for traditional agriculture crops.
For the role of the agriculture sector to be stabilised and
concretised, President Jagdeo stressed the need for Heads of
State to first recognize the importance of the sector and give
impetus to its development through implementing special ini-
He said, "The report was accepted and we had pledges from
Heads to work with us closely on the investment conference
which will be coming up."
The CommuniquC issued following the Heads Summit said,
"The Conference, in reaffirming support for the hosting of a
follow-up Investment Conference in November 2007,
recognized the significant role of the Private Sector in agricul-
ture development and mandated that they be involved from the
planning stage."
It further states that the Conference expressed appreciation
to the donors, particularly Italy, Spain, the European Union and
FAO, who made an initial pledge for the implementation of the
Region's agricultural development programme.
The Donor's conference for many signalled the beginning
of another stage as partnerships were deepened between the
Region's governments, donors and international and regional agen-
The Jagdeo Initiative 'Strengthening Agriculture for Sustain-
able Development' formed the basis of talks during the meet-
The initiative, which has garnered regional support as a sure
way of transforming the state of the agriculture sector, seeks to
alleviate binding constraints to the development of the sector
and create the enabling environment to encourage a revival of
investment in agriculture, facilitating the transformation process.
Agriculture is among Guyana's leading productive sec-
tors, contributing over 30 percent of Guyana's Gross Do-
mestic Product (GDP) annually, 30 percent employment and
40' recent o' ort earnings. Its contribution to other Car-
ib. an Comib .nity (CARICOM) countries is quite simi-
la! anld thle culr-rentl eternal threats facing the industry
re Iuire a c~on- lidte~tcd approach to agr-iculture's diversifi-
c:1 nl, enhantl \ competitiveness and sustainability~.

ONE of the orphans spon-
sored by Central Islamic
Organisation of Guyana
(CIOG) successfully secured '
a place at Queens College in
the recent General Assess-
ment Examinations.
Twelve-year-old Akleema
Lucky Ahmad is one of nine or-
phans sponsored by CIOG as
part of its Orphan Sponsorship
Progoramme, who secured passes
at the recent exams.
This was disclosed by the
CIOG's Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) -Education and Dawah,
Shaikh Moeen-ul-11ack, during
at press conference at CIOG
Headquarters, Woolford Av-
enue, Thomas Land,
Speaking to the media,
Shaikhfdoeen-ul-Hack said that
Ahmad placed 39th in te coun-
He said access to education
and by extension technology is
critical, and as such the CIOG
had embarked on a deliberate

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sible to the poor and unprivi-
leged, and one that would attract
all sections of society.
The motto was developed
as 'reaching the unreached' re-
gardless of race, religion or so-
cial background and schools
were established in Essequibo,
Meten-Meer-Zorg. West Coast
Demerara, Enmore, East Coast
Demerara and New Amsterdam,
Berbice, he said.
He said that the CIOG Or-
phans Scholarship Prograrilme
started in 1993 and it was de-
cided that Orphans and other
vulnerable children will be so-
cially and psychologically bet-
ter developed if they grow up.
with relations rather than an in-
As a result, CIOG did not
build an orphanage, but decided
to oversee aprogrammdeassiting
orphans and vulnerable children
with means of survival while
they remain with relatives, he
fle said the sponsorship in-

cluding attending religious
classes- and other programmes,
and some of the benefits include
extra lessons and books.
He noted that the best gift
to these children is a sound secu-
lar and moral education and it
has been a motto at all their
schools and they continue to
promote this, not only to Mus-
lims, but to others as well.
Shaikh Moeen-ul-Hack
pointed out that regardless of
t~he depressive background or
social disadvantage faced by
Ahmad, it was not an obstacle
to her excelling.
He said the organisation will
continue to support these chil-
dren in their secondary educa-
tion in the future.
CIOG has 366 children on
its programme, and 324 have
secured, sponsorship.
The' Goal of the CIOG
Orphan Programme is to
take care of the social, eco-
nomic, mental, educational
and physical needs of the
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(GINA) THE road to be tra-
versed by Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) states
towards its destination of a
Single Economy in 2015 is
one with many challenges,
and for it to be successful
much work at the policy, leg-
islative, taxation and fiscal
levels must be undertaken.
At the recently concluded
28th Heads of Government
Summit of Regional Leaders in
Barbados, Professor Norman
Girvan's report, Towards a
Single Development Vision and

the Role of the Single Economy,
according to Guyana's Head of
State, has been adopted as a
road map to the Single
Back from the three-day.
meeting, President Jagdeo, at a
press conference Friday at his
office, offered a local response
to the decisions and commit-
ments emanating from the high-
level Regional meeting.
"As you are aware, we have
worked very hard to put the
Singe Market component into
place; that was easy; that was

the first phase of the CSME;
but to get to a Single Economy
requires sustained action guided
by a strategic plan and very
tough decisions on the part of
the Heads of the Community,
and the people and
leadership...of CARICOM."
The Head of State conceded
that achieving a single economy
will prove challenging, but com-
mitment and a coordinated ap-
proach might prove adequate to
remedy the problems that may
persist in the course of its
"T~his will not be easy. We

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HIGH winds struck the city
yesterday afternoon, downed
utility poles, sent zinc sheets
flying off of rooftops, up-
rooted trees and even caused
a widespread power outage in
the city.
At Manatee Place. South
Ruimveldt, Georgetown a
Guyana Power and Light (GPL)
pole crashed onto the road and
missed a parked minibus by a
few inches.
It also pulled down another
pole nearby which caused a
power' outage in the area.
In South Ruimveldt the

Guyana Fire Service responded
to a call from a house where the
winds started a fire.
Fortunately, major disaster
was averted when the firemen
took control of the flames,
One of the old trees on
Croal Street was uprooted andt
crashed into a fence.
Many buildings lost zinc
pSheets, some of these left
hanging all awry from roof
And at Guyana National
newspapers Limited onl Lama
Avenue, the illuminlated sign
was smashed

The smashed Chronicle sign

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QUICK action by the police
yesterday led to the appre-
hension of three bandits who
robbed a goldsmith shop at
161 Meadow Brook Drive,
Relative of the victims,
Shirley Carreiro, 59, told the
Guyana Chronicle that about
12:30 pm she was inside her
house when she heard her son-
in-law's brother, Rohan
Jaggernauth, screaming.
She went to the door and saw
two men, one with a gun, hold-
ing Jaggernauth on the ground.
"They saw me and I imme-
diately slammed the door shut
to save myself," she said.
Carreiro said she came out
of the house when the police ar-

rived, and she learnt one of the
bandits, a member of the Guyana
Defence Force, was shot in the
temple by Jaggernauth, a li-
censed firearm holder.
The woman snaid that
Jagg~rnauth was beaten in the
head by the soldier bandit who
demanded jewels. As they were
leaving with their booty,
Jaggemauth hid behind a tree and
fired at them and they rred back..
A bullet hit one of them on
the bridge during the exchange of
The police managed to ap-
prehend the two who had aI-
tacked Jaggernauth, and an ;c
complice who was acting as a
lookout on the sticee.
Jaggernauth was treated at

the hospital and sent homn~
The bandit who was sho l
under guard at the Georg. .. n
Public Hospital.
The Guyan~a Defence I-..it
yesterday afternoon visited~ she
scene after the robbery anr ,d um-
ducted an independent it.... II-
Later in the afternoon~I. .l
press statement froml the
Guyana Defence Force studih.l lt
Private Shawn Daniels w.I .n-
volved in the robbery anlr .u
under guard at the hospiltal .II-
ter being shot.
The release said tha~t his
accomplices were Delonl
Halley of Lodge Housing
Scheme and Travolla Adamls
of Soulh Ruimseldl Gardens.

Shirley Carrelro points to the small goldsmith shop where the Jaggernauths operate
their business.

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Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificate of compliance from both the
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Key to marital

ha pp iness? Let a

WIfe have her way
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) Men might still dominate
most workplaces but a study has proven what many happy
couples know the wife runs the roost at home and the
husband is happy to let her.
A team of researchers from lowa State University studied
72 couples and found that the wife's view on how to solve prob-
lems within the marriage or the home toole precedence over the
husband's opinion and he was happy to accept that.
"The women were communicating more powerful messages
and men were responding to those messages by agreeing or givL
ing mn," Associate Professor of Psychology David Vogel, one of
the leaders of the study, said in a statement.
The study was conducted by questioning the 72 couples
who had on average been married for seven years with all the
couples in the sample relatively happy in their marriages,
Each spouse was asked to independently complete a ques-
tionnaire on relationship satisfaction and an assessment of over-
all decision-making ability in the relationship.
Each spouse was also asked to identify a problem in their
relationship then brought together to discuss the problem top-
ics for 10 minutes with their discussions videotaped after the
researchers left the room.
The researchers later reviewed and coded the videotapes of
couples' interactions using a rating system that 2-alculates del
mand and withdraw behaviors avoidance, discussion, blame.
pressure for change, and withdraws4.
Vogel said that wives didn't Just talk more than their hus-
bands in discussions. but drew favorable responses from their
husbands to what they said.
"The study at least suggests that the marriage is a place
where women can exert some power." said Vogel.
"Whether or notilr's because of changing societal roles,
.we don't know. But they are, at least, taking responsibil-
ity and power in these relationships."

(BBC News) A non-profit
foundation has named the
Seven New Wonders of the
World at a ceremony in
Lihe reat all of China,
Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil's
Statue of Christ Redeemer, the
Colosseum in Rome and
Jordan's Petra all made the list.
The Mayan ruins at
Chichen Itza in Mexico and
India's Taj Mahal were also
picked, but Stonehenge in En-
gland and the Eiffel Tower in
Paris missed out.
Organisers say about 100m
people cast votes over the
internet and by phone.
The New7Wonders cam-
paign is the brainchild of a
Swiss man, Bernard Weber, who
has had a .varied career as a
film-maker and museum curator.
American actress Hilary
Swank said at the presentation
ceremony: "Never before in
history have so many people

It's off ic
By Ed Cropley
BANGK(OK (Reuters) -In146
countries around the world,
"'smoke-free" now means ex-
actly that
As well as agreeing to draw
up international laws against
cigarette smuggling, officials at
major World Health
Organisation (WHO) anti-to-
bacco meeting adopted stringent
definitions of what it means to
have a smoke-free bar or office.

participated in global decision."
Organisers say the contest
was a chance to recognize the
achievements of societies out-
adse Europe and the Middle
The original list of seven
wonders was established more
than 2,000 years ago by Greek
It included the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon, the Colos-
sus of Rhodes, the ancient light-
house outside Alexandria, the
great pyramid at Giza the
only survivor and three other
long-vanished edifices.
The campaign has been
some six years in the making,
But the United Nations
Education, Scientific and Cul
tural Organization (Unesco) -
which has long had its own
World Heritage List has
criticised the organisation's ap-
Unesco argues that the list
is very limited. Its own World

The Great Wall of China

Heritage List numbers sites in-
cluding 660 cultural and 166
Success in the competition
will not be popular with every-
Archaeologists said the

Mayan ruins, at Chichen Itza
in south-eastern Mexico
could be hit by an avalanche
of additional visitors and that
the extra wear and tear could
force authorities to limit the
tourist tramei.

The guidelines, which are
not legally binding, stipulate
that "there is no safe level of ex-
posure to tobacco smoke", add-
ing explicitly that half-way
measures such as designated
smoking areas, air filtration or
ventilation do not work.
"1These guidelines are im-
portant to counteract some of
the industry myths," Douglas
Bettcher, head of the WHO's
Tobacco-Free Initiative, told a
news conference on Friday.

"The tobacco industry
knows that if you ban smoking
entirely in public places and
work places it will encourage
smokers to reduce their con-
sumption and encourage them to
quit. It also reduces the chances
that people will initiate the
"The industry says second-
hand smoke is a nuisance. It's
not a nuisance. It's deadly. It's
lethal. It's a Class A carcinogen,"
Bettcher said.

The guidelines do not apply
in the United States, Russia or
Indonesia, three countries that
are not members of the WHO's
Framework Convention on To-
bacco Control (FCTC).
However, anti-tobacco cam-
paigners hope they will still act
as a benchmark by which nla-
tional, state and municipal rules
in the three countries will be
WHO officials said they
were also optimistic that Rus-
.sia would accede to the FCTC
soon following a recent demon-
stration of political will in Mos-
cow to address the chronic pub-
lic health problems in Russia

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(From page eight)
have several countries in our
community and a Single
Economy requires a high-level
of coordinated action supported
by Community Law so that

countries are going to be bound
by those actions," he ex-
He said the successful jour-
ney to the CARICOM Single
Economy requires among many
things: a single currency.
'"The single economy comes
into being within a monetary
union...Europe took several
years to introduce the Euro; but
to have a common currency a
lot of work has to be put in
place and strict adherence to
the framework set out, a frame-
wark tna eqaud teosmtates to n


is thC fo mtio ofe codo
taxation policy. "You know
how difficult it is because our
economies are structured differ-
ently; we would have to find
some modality to coordinate
taxation without causing at the
same time a shook to menueaor

tivities "-
And there was the need to
have a common investment
framework. And this is very di-
verse owing to the geographic
and other considerations that
impact upon the sector.
In Guyana for instance,
where a large natural resources
base exists, the country's policy
would be very different than
sister island states in the Carib-
bean in which tourism is a main
economic sector
The Conference agreed
that the Single Economy
should be fully operational

reis~eld5R p r.p I hiinre
gard, the Conference man-
dated the preparation of a
Strategic Development Plan
based on the revised Vision
Report to be completed by
June 2oos.

Global vote picks Seven WonderS

lal: 'smoke-f ree' means just that

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
positions for the academic year beginning September 2007. at the St. Ignatius
Secondary School, Lethem, Rupununi, Region 9:

1. Graduate Head-teacher Grade C Secondary School

2. Head of Subject Department Secondary School
i. Head of Department Mathematics
ii. Head of Department Social Studies
iii. Head of Department Industrial Technology
iv. Head of Department Agriculture
v. Head of Department Science

3. Teacher Information Technology

4. Teacher Modern Language

Application with curriculum vitae (3 copies) and address of two (2) referees
(one of whom must be your present or last employer where applicable) must
reach the Chairman of the St. Ignatius Secondary School Board of Governors,
Lethem, Rupununi, .Region 9, not later than 25th July 2007. For further
information please contact Alfred Ramsaran at Tel Nos. 772-2035 or 609-8089
or e-mail ramsaran4al@yahoo.com.

The National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd (NICIL)/Privatisation Unit
(PU) invites suitably qualified persons to fill the position of "Assistant

The incumbent must possess the following:
-Minimum of Level 2 ACCA or equivalent
Relevant experience of at least 2 years
-Excellent computer skills and ability to use MS Excel, MS Word,
Peachtree (or Quickbooks)
-Good command of English Language and good writing skills-
Experience in the field of Audit would be an asset

The successful candidate will be expected to:

-Post and prepare management accounts for several entities controlled
-Prepare general correspondence for; the Finance Department
-Prepare and analyse financial statements
-Work long hours and weekends to ensure that the above-mentioned
tasks are completed onI schedule.

Remuneration woulld be negotiable.

Applications together with two recent references should be addressed to:

The Human Resource/Administrative Manager
126 Barracke Street

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is July 18, 2007


By Michelle Nichols and
Mark Egan

Jersey (Reuters) Some of
the world's biggest pop stars
from the Red Hot Chili Pep-
pers to Madonna performed
at Live Earth concerts around
the globe yesterday to urge
fans and governments to fight
global warming.
Tens of thousands partied at
concerts in Sydney, Tokyo,
Shanghai, Hamburg,
Johannesburg, London, Wash-
ington, New Jersey and Rio de
Janeiro to hear The Police, Bon
Jovi, James Blunt, Linkin Park
and Shakira and many other
The mega-gig, spearheaded
by former U.S. vice president
and environmentalist Al Gore,
takes in nine cities and ends at
Rio's Copacabana beach and a
New Jersey football stadium.
"You are Live Earth," Gore
told the crowd at New Jersey's
Giants Stadium, in the swelter-
ing heat on a stage made with
recycled tires.

With hand raised as if tak-
ing an oath, Gore took the
seven-point pledge he wants
others to endorse, binding them
to cut carbon emissions and to
lobby governments and employ-
ers to do more to save the
"Today 2 billion of us have
come together in over 130 coun-
tries on seven continents," Gore
said to cheers. "Times like these
demand action: please sign the
Live Earth pledge."
Pop idol Madonna ended
the show at London's Wembley
stadium with a set including
"Hey You," written for Live
Earth, while screens behind her
showed images of environmen-
tal disasters.
"I'd like to ... thank Al Gore
... for giving the world the wake-
up call it so badly needs and for
starting an avalanche of aware-
ness that we are running out if
time," Madonna said.
Following the model of
1985's Live Aid and Live 8 in
2005, Live Earth hopes to reach
up to 2 billion people through
radio, television and the

There has been widespread
cynicism among music fans,
campaigners and fellow rockers
about the role of pop music, re-
nowned for Learjets andl limou-
sines, to promote greens living.
"As a touring musician you
have to fly. I suppose I could
put myself in a box and ship
myselff" KT Tunstall joked
backstage after her New Jersey
Asked if she lives a "green"
life, the singer said the first year
sales of her debut CD generated
650 million tons of carbon emis-
sions but she has tried to par-
tially offset that huge carbon
footprint through the planting of
6,000 trees.

At Wembley, Corinne
Bailey Rae sang "Mercy Mercy
Me (The Ecology)," Marvin
Gaye's 1971 environment clas-
sic, also played by Alicia Keys
in New Jersey. In London, mock
rockers Spinal Tap reunited to
perform "Warmer Than' Earth,"
in which the Devil complains
about high temperatures in Brit-

mentsnan prmtr soans Jne-
Goodall telling the New Jersey
crowd, "I'm going to start by
giving you the greeting of the
chimpanzee" before mimicking
the animals she has lived with
and studied since 1960.
Gore wants Live Earth view-
ers to pressure leaders to sign a
new treaty by 20)09 to cut glo-
bal warming pollution by 90
percent in rich nations and more
than half w aldwden g2 05 u-

mentary on global wa~rming "An
Inconvenient TIruth" and nocw
the Live Earth campaign ha;ve
only addled to chatter that the

man who lost the 2000 election
to President George W. Bush
might mount a fresh White
House bid, despite his- state-
ments that he has no plans tq
do so.
In New Jersey, reporters
asked performers if Gore should
run. Singer Dave Matthews re-
plied, "He seems like a nice
And a plan flew over the
stadium towing a banner that
apparently hoping to convince
Gore to run.
Not everybody hias sup-
ported the concerts. Bob Geldof,
the man behind Live Aid and
Live 8, argues the world is al-
ready aware of global warming
and the event lacked a "final
But many concert goers de-
fended the gigs.
"We could do a lot more for
the environment, but I suppose
we're lazy," teenager Robyn
Raymond said in Johannesburg.
About 30,000 people in
Hamburg enjoyed performances
by Yusuf, formerly known as
Cat Stevens, and Shakira, de-
spite rain. German comedian
Ehtonoe~de abou ethe bah
against global warming in such
crap weather.
The Shanghai concert was
seen as key to Live Earth's suc-
cess, after the International En-
ergy Agency said China could
become the top emitter of the
main greenhouse gas, carbon di-
oxide, as early as this year, a



claim disputed by officials.
The free Rio show, almost
canceled over security concerns,
drew as many as 600,000
p opleN wh ,osins ofvi
bikinis and swimsuits frolicked
in the surf on Copacabana
beach. *
There was also footage
from Antarctica of the previ-
ously unknown band Nunatak
playing a short set in front of
17 fellow researchers, rillowing

Gore to keep his promise tci
hold concerts on seven conti-
nents on the date 7/7/7.
(Additional reporting by
R cc neburgH Sohie Taylo
in Shanghai, Katherine
Baldwin and Mike Collett-
White and Astrid Zweynert
in London, Erik Kirschbaum
mn Berlin, George Nishiyama
mn Chiba, Japan, and James
Regan in Sydney and Andrei
Khalip mn Rio de Janeiro.)

Stars rock around the

world for climate change


It's official: "smoke...
(From page 10)

caused by tobacco and alcohol.
The week-long conference in the Thai capital also started
to lay the groundwork for international laws against cross-border
tobacco advertising as part of a global masterplan to get the
world to kick the habit-
One billion people would die of tobacco-related diseases
this century unless governments in rich and poor countries alike
got serious about preventing smoking, Bettcher said at the start
oftHoonferen theyy introduced tried-and-tested policies
such as aggressive taxation, banning cigarette advertising
and establishing totally smoke-free public places, global
smoking rates could halve by 2050, he said.

___~__ _~_________ ~ __: (_~ (_~___



Hurricane center

in eye of own storm

OAS chief all for

PetFO Can be deaI

Guyana Revenue Authority
Your Partner in Development


Sale of Seized Wooden Boats .

The Guyana Revenue Authority, Customs & Trade Administration has for sale
by way of closed bids, the following seized wooden boats.

General Description Size Item # Location

Wooden cargo 60'x 11' GRDB
1 ~Wharf
Wooden cargo 48'x 12' GRDB
Wooden Passenger 19'x 5' State
W warehouse
These boats; currently moored at the Guyana Rice Development
Board Wharf, Kingston, and at the State Warehouse, Sanata Textile
Compound; can be viewed at the above stated locations from
Monday July 9, 2007 to Friday July 13, 2007, between the hours of
08:00 brs and 16:30 hrs. Interested persons can also visit the
Guyana Revenue Authority's website at revenuegy.org to view
photos of these boats.
Bid forms can be uplifted from the enquiries desk at Customs House
from Monday July 9, 2007.

Sealed bids should be addressed to the Commissioner-General,
Guyana Revenue Authority, and clearly labeled Bid .for Seized
wooden Boats.

Bids must_be sealed and dropped in a marked box provided at the
Guyana Revenue Authority Secretariat, 357 Lamaha & East Streets,
Georgetown, no later than Friday July 1 3, 2007.

Khurshid Sattaur

\Guyana Revenue Authority
Your Partner in Development


Sale of Seized Wooden Boats

The Guyana Revenue Authority, Customs & Trade Administration has for sale
by way of closed bids, the following seized wooden boats.

General Description Size Item # Location

Wooden cargo 50'x 8' Customs Boat
1 House

This boat; currently moored at the Customs Boat House Wharf at
Charity; can be viewed at Customs Boat House Wharf at Charity
from Monday July 9, 2007 to Fniday July 13, 2007, between the
hours of 08:00 hrs and 16:30 brs.

Sealed bids should be addressed to the Commissioner-General;
Guyaha Revenue Authority, and clearly labeled Bid for Seized
wooden Boat, Charity Wharf.

Bids must be sealed and dropped in a marked box provided at the
Guyana Revenue Authority Secretariat, 357 Lamaha & East Streets,
Georgetown, no later than Friday July 13, 2007.

Khurshid Sattaur

By Michael Christie

MIAMI (Reuters) The main
U.S. hurricane tracking cen-
ter was itself in the eye of a
storm on Friday after its staff
called for the resignation of
their boss for picking a politi-
cal fight with Washington
and undermining the cred-
ibility of their forecasts.
The newly installed direc-
tor of the National Hurricane
Center, Bill Proenza, had
launched a high-profile cam-
paign to replace an aging
wethrsaeliehe s=i wa
publicly criticized his superiors
for spending money on public
rea e wonthe backing of sev-
eral Florida politicians who por-
trayed him as a whistle-blower
shedding light on the failings of
the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration
(NOAA), which runs the Mi-
ami-based hurricane center.
But 23 of the center's staff

- half its work force issued
a petition on Thursday night
calling for Proenza to resign be-
cause he had pitched the agency
into a distracting political battle
and exaggerated the importance
of the satellite, called
"Bill has poisoned the at-
mosphere here at the hurricane
center," said senior forecaster
James Franklin in a televised
news conference on Friday out-
side the bunker-like hurricane

center in west Miami.
"He went off and spoke
about issues without getting the
information or getting it cor-
rectly or relying on the decades
of experience of hurricane fore-
casting that we have here and
that he doesn't have."
Proenza dismissed the
complaints of his senior staff
as the grumblings of long-
time employees facing
He told the Miami Herald

on Friday he would not resign.
"The staff here doesn't dictate
who the leader is," he said ac-
cording to an article on the
newspaper's Web site.
Proenza, who has been in
the job since the start of the
year, was initially repri-
manded by NOAA. But the
confrontation came to a head
this week when the agency
dispatched inspectors to Mi-
ami to review operations at
the hurricane center.

the Organisation of Ameri-
can States (OAS) Jos6
Miguel Insulza sees nothing
wrong with the Petro Caribe
oil deal proposed by Venezu-
Speaking at a press con-
ference at Hilton Barbados
last weekend, the secretary
general said there were only
three major suppliers of oil
and natural gas in the region:
Trinidad and Tobago, Ven-

czucla, and Peru.
"We encourage activities by
countries that have access to a
lot of the resources to sign
agreements and develop under-
standings to share with others.
So we are favourable to agree-
ments of Petro Caribe, Insulza
"I think that everybody
realises that the energy situation
in the Caribbean is very sensi-
tive and the amount of money
spent in fuels has increased very

The PetroCaribe deal was
proposed by Venezuela in
June 2005, to allow Carib-
bean countries to purchase oil
on a deferred payment basis.
Some countries would be al-
lowed to put up a limited
amount of capital, with the
remainder paid through a 25-
year financing agreement at
one per cent interest. Barba-
dos has not taken up the Ven-
ezuelan offer. (JW)

\OIIYII~LV FUl)nUllbllr. I.rdr. a n~~n

`SUNDAY CHROtlCLE ~July 8', 2007 1.5

~~-~EE .e I
"scn-a g g a

officer is the fact thatl we car-
ried Guyanese passports.
It is unacceptable 1or any.
human being to be denied the
right to certain basic human
courtesies on the basis of their
nationality. It is doubly unac-
ceptable for governments not to
ensure a strict system of rnoni-
torirlg to ensure that no such
atrocity is perpetrated on visi-
tors to their country.
The people of Guyana have '
exemplified world class hospi-
tality that is consistent not only
as a domestic posture, but also
as a matter of foreign policy.
Equally commendably is the
fact that, irrespective of the

treatment meted .out to
Guyanese within the region,
Guyanese have not reciprocated.
We have maintained our respect
and courtesy for every one, ir-
respective of their nationality.
The time has come for
CARICOM to begin to walk the
talk, and invoke the powers of
the regional judicial framework,
to sanction countries that con-
done the humiliation and harass-
ment of nationals from within
the community.
May God continue to
embolden our President to
champion the cause of all
Guyassese here and in the

~errom ...eenuouaannsios A.**
M 6a st sce ME mutr an
EiI~ :Za5 Authorisec t Distributor

ment. That may be true. Buit
when a government is aware of
practices and postures in its
system that are harmful to its
foreign policy and does nothing
tibout it, the obvious conclusion
is that the domestic posture of
that country is the foreign
policy of its government.
I have heard from many
Guyane~se of the humiliation
they haire suffered at airports in
the CARICOM region. Many a
vacation was marred, many
childlike innocence and fanta-
sies destroyed ,as families seek-
ing to enjoy a little 'fun in the
sun ~imd sand' found themselves
objects of harsh criticism and
humiliation at ports of entry.
I myself have had the first
hand experience that many of my
country men have become ac-
quainte~d with. I was on a speak-
ing tour a year ago, beginning in
the British Virgin Islands, coming
down to four other Caribbean is-
lands, and then back to Guyana.
Upon entering one of the islands,
it being aSaturday afternoon (you
would know that the worst time
to travel in the Caribbean is Sat-
urday afternoons) the entire ar-
rivalterminal was crowded.
There were in excess of
eight hundred passengers pass-
ing through immigration..When
my wife and I arrived at the
counter, having waited in line for
over an hour, we handed over
our documents and were asked
the two following questions.
"Where you coming from"? And
"where you does live"?

Having replied to those two
questions, without even looking at
any of the documents in her pos-
session, the Immigration Officer
promptly told us "stand up over
there, I gon talk to you just now".
One hour later and after all
eight hundred or so passengers,
most of them white, had left,
we were still standing there.
I submit to you that the
only reason for such unaccept-
able conduct on the part of that

FOR many a Guyanese, it was
with a great sense of pride that
we listened to the President
address many critical issues in
the just concluded CARICOiM
summit, in particular when he
spoke of how Guyanese na-
tionals are treated within the
CARICOM 1-egion.
This protracted controversy
has for many years been ig-
nored by the CARICOM cau-
cus, further exacerbating the
diplomatic relations between
Guyana and other CARICOM
countries. The inhumane, con-
temptuous manner, in which
Guyanese are treated at some
ports of entry, goes beyond the
personal acrimony of immigra-
tion and custom officers. I sug-
gest that it is a sad reflection of
the foreign policy of some gov-
ernments within the region.
It~is true, and regrettably so,

that some of our people faced
with economic hardship have
fled to neighbouring countries in
search of a better life. It is also
true that some of them have en-
gaged in counter productive ac-
tivities, hence becoming enemies
of the law of the country in
which they reside.
The behaviour of a few
Guyanese does not however
justify the open disrespect and
hostility shown to scores of in-
nocent, ~well respected
Guyanese travelling on legiti-
mate business- across the region.
The attempts by some media
operatives in .some of these
countries further send a clear
message that Guyanese are the
'undesirables' within the regio~n.
One may argue that the me-
dia and the immigration process
and practices do not represent
the foreign policy of a govern-

W II Doe IMr P eid


~Commissioner urges al

By Maggie Fox, Health and
Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Extraterrestrial life may
well be so weird we would
not immediately recognize
it, and scientists looking for
alien life should be seeking
the unfamiliar as well as the
familiar, experts advised on
They said NASA'S current
approach to "follow the water"
works well if the assumption is
that life everywhere is just like
life is on Earth -rbased on wa-
ter, carbon and DblA.
But the "life as we krnow it'
approach could easily miss
something exotic, the National
Academy of Sciences panel ad-

'"The purpose of this whole
report was to be able to look for
life on other planets and utbons
with an open mind ... and not
maybe miss some other life form
because wye looking for some ob-
vious life form," said John
Baross, professor of oceanogra-
phy at the University of Wash-
ington in Seattle, who chaired the
The U.S. space agency com-
missioned the report from the
National Research Council, one
of the independent National
Academies set up to advise the
federal government on scientific
The panel of biochemists,
planetary scientists, geneticists
and other experts considered all

the possible ways that life can
arise and exist
Recent discoveries of
extremophiles -organisms living
in conditions of heat, cold and
dark,and using chemicals once
tho$P incompatible with life -
haaveichanged ideas: of where life
can suvve.
As a biochemist, Baross said
lab experiments also show water
does Inot necessarily have to be the
basis for life. ht might bc possible
for aj living organism to use meth-
ane, Uln, ammonia or even more
bizaire chemicals, he said.

"We had some discussion
about how weird to make this be-
cause these are so many concepts
oult here. There are so many theo-

ries about what life is a
could be a living s:
Baross said in a telepl
NASA and other
are looking hard for (
restrial life. Telescope
for spectral signature
Other planets that mil
gest water is on the
Robots on Mars are
evidence of water,
"We wanted to ;
think outside of tha
little bit and at least t
ticulate some of the ot
sibilities besides water
life," Baross said.
All life on Earth us
form. of DNA or RNI
code the basic inform;

nd what replicating and changing, but
system perhaps other life forms exist
hone in- that use a different method to de
this, the report Isuggests. ,i
groups iNASA might alsothnc
extrater- about returning to some of the
:s search more promising places in our
es from own solar system to look for
ght sug- evidence of life, the committee
surface. said. They include Saturn's
seeking moons Titan and Enceladus and
past or even steamy Venus.
"If you are a biochemist, Ti-
actually tan is of enormous interest, be-
.t box a cause it's a carbon moon. It does
ry to ar- have clearly some liquid methane
:her pos- or liquid ethane lakes or pools.
r-carbon There could be chemical reac-
tions going on that could be fa-
ies some vorable for producing complex
A to en- biochemicals," Baross said.
ation for "Th1e exploration that could
._ lead to a novel life fdrm ... ould
be the most profoinid discovery
ever made," Baross said.
Stumbling p~ast it or
worse, destroying it because it
Sdid not look like' life, would
be an equally profound trag-
edy, he said.

(From page three)

recent incidents, several licensed
firearms have been stolen from
businessmen and security guards,
lhe said.
He urged the law enforce-
ment officers not to allow these
activities to fester and hinder the
work of the Force.
"We must not give them an
inch.... we must be more deter-
mined than those who make
other people's lives miserable",
the Commissionserecouinged.
He said that the Force needs
to be receptive to the concerns
of Ace public and regain the pub-
Be confidence, creating a level
play field where everyone is
treated equally.
He called on all Guyanese
to join in hands and hearts with
the Pace to fight the monster of
criminal activities that beset our
"Let us viork together to
overcome all fear of crime and
lawlessness," he appealed.

mit and Cricket World Cup 2007
had allowed the Force signifi-
cant operational experiences
through which it conid only
record gamns and not losses.
He noted that "despite all
our efforts, we continue to see
criminal elements craft their ac-
tivities to elude the minds of in-
nocent victims and plunder their
hard earned property".
'*... the bandits appear to
have carved niches in several
organisations, penetrating every
area of operation and skilfully
robbing them", he said.
He remarked that the very
operadonr of the bandits suggests
that they are served with infor-
mation in relation to their vic-
tims' modus operandi.
"We have seen recent movie
style robberies where armed es.
cort vehicles have been targeted,
blocked and robbed; and in more



By Norman Faria

THIE much talked about need
for a passenger/cargo sea
transport system serving the
eastern Caribbean area
should get a boost with the
expected launching this
month of a ferry system out
of Port of Spain.
The private sector initiative
is centered on an ex-Canadian
ferry which up until recently
plied among the Atlantic Cana-
dian provinces.
ng eqrea pro f refurbish-
icludin intallatio ofmr
cabins and mamenitiesonthoe n wy
is due in Trinidad this monkh~
according to George James, the
Managing Director of the Global
Steamship Agencies which ri-
resents the vessel.
The.steel hulled ferry can
carry 300 passengers, both in
cabins and seating arrangements.
.Additionally, the 2558 gross
tonnes vessel can accommodate
55 vehicles and 400 tonnes of
;general cargo.


Namte~Guytri Naita Hemral

Age: n] Yrs

From: linden j

Profession: Customer Care Representative

School: North Georgetown Secondary

Hobbies: Singing & dancing

SAim: To become professional singer.

ExFperience in this completion: This
Competition has been a wonderful and
unforgettable experience for me. It felt good
to actually be in a studio an~d to have my
voice captured on disc.


Officers of the Guyana Police Force during its route rmach yes

MgirI HamM Enlt #10

2007 15

al ferry to start this month

SThe Caribbean Rose

MrJames, speaking at his of-
fice in the old Mariner's Club
Building on Wrightson Road,
across from the Port of Spain
docks, said he was enthusiastic
about the project
"I know this will work. We
wouldn't have been involved if
we didn't see the need for such a
service. I think experience is the
key to it all. There is the expres-
sion 'bridging the gap' from a pre-
vious feny system. We are now
revisiting the gap," he observed.
slightly different ferry built in
Scandanavia operated on a route
to St.Lucia, Barbados,
St.Vincent,Trinidad and
Maragarita Islands, Venezuela
during the 1990s. It went out of
service in March 2000.
MrJames declined to go into
details of why that commendable
effort went ori the rocks. He
however pointed ~out that the
route of the new system would
be expanded.
would be calling at Dominica to
pick up fruits and vegetables
'here for transport to other re-

I t join *==
Greene urged the Force to re-
edicate itself to its profession
Rd to fulfil its motto of 'service
ad protection' and not to lose
ght of its mission.
A series of activities will be

eu mot Jly I clding a
memorial Service for fallen he-
r. ond Awad n Medal Pre-
This year three new
wards--- the Elliciency Medal,
actical Medal and the
commissioner's Special Medal-
r11 be introdced.
in awards for the
yesterday's parade, the TIactical
service Unit captured the award
at the best overall unit and
Iso the best male unit, and the
est female unit award went to
he apdl vrzewas ~vat
department (CID) plain
lothes unit

giodtal countries.
Asked about placing Guyana
on the route, so that Ganyanese
vegetables and fruits exporters
can have an additional export
carrier, Mr.Jamtes said this
would be a futurei consideration
along with othecf ports as the
business expands.i He cited other
ports such as in Puerto Rico
and Venezuela. S upping agents
have been identified in several
ports already, he slsd
In addition toj the carg Mr
James encourages;regional people
and extra regiorial tomists to
take up what he called the
"unique, exciting experience"aft'
regional sea link. He pointed, for
example, toincreasing airfases.
Although the ferry's fee
schedule is still to be finalized,
he envisages a US$10 to USS15
charge per person per night for
cabin accommodation .Meals
would be for sale at the on board
cafeteria. Thefirmiswmkiengle
reduce red tape in permitting the
transporting and use of vehicles
among the various countries the
vessel will call at..
Though the operations' head
office is in Port of Spain, the
ferry would be registered in
usjn,lO~. .stueven and the
Grenadines.The ferry would
have~ crew from CARICOM
couninej and Mrlames saul be
had no objection to them being
represented b sealarers unio
of Port of Spain that a new farny
is being seriously considered by
Che rlonMl rjuenmens bmlyle
sCipctd this to complex men h
pn ale cu~r initiative. h

to our.. since I believe they will
be going much farther than we
are. and perhaps to more parts".
Aside from the
WIND)WARD anI dlortbar$5
such as the STELLA SI aml1
STELLA S I (the latter v
sels operated by the late Bar-
badian Captanh Albert Seasy),
there were the FEDERAL
which servied the islands

donated by the Canadian Gew--

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Destiny speak, can you hear the sound of lou
the ocean breeze? Coe
Destiny speak, I can feel it way down

sterday as part of Ms ~activites to mark its 168th c~wirral


lialme Ceo0n Kurwin Cadogan

AgA- 24Yrs

Frram- Georgetown

Proession: Clerical 01ticer

School: Bladen Hali Multilateral School

Experienlce: As a child, nurtured by my
grandmoother, I performed at churches
and school concerts.

Hathies- Singing

AilerWhile in my teens, I aspired to
become a professional singer, creative

Meaningg of thre song: The song mainly
relates to people who perceive that they
are hopeless and others who face
challenges of society. It was written to
brin0 hope for those who would otherwise

Experience in this competition: The
competition has brought much fun and
excilement to my life, and because I have
a love for helping others, it was indeed a
privilege to get a major project done at the
Alpha Children's Home.

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SUNDMik C'HRONICLE Jully 8 200J7


_ ____

a Sanitation of Pens:-
F6 Maintaining proper hygiene is the single most Important factor in keeping poultry
healthy and will reduce the risk of attracting diseases Sanitation goes beyond
~ choosing the right disinfectant, as the key to proper sanitation Is effective cleaning
Below are a few basic steps for effective farm sanitation
i.~ ~ r O At the end of each flock remove all birds from the farm
a Use an insecticide If insects have been a problem In the last flock of birds This Is
1. $''best carried out immediately after depopulation. Heavy infestations may require repeated
a insecticide application after the disinfection process Is complete
o Maintain the rodent control programme after depopulation
o Remove all unused feed from the feed system
c, Clean all dust and dirt from the building, paying special attention to less obvious
places such as air inlets, the tops of walls and beams.
o Open up any drainage holes and water runoff pathways and wash down all Intenior
surfaces of the house and fixed equipment with a general detergent through a pressure washer. If using a foami or get, allow
the recommended soak time to allow the product adequate time to work The process should be carried out in a predetermined
fashion, starting from washing the top to the bottom of the house ceilingg to floor).
o The house should be washed from one end to the other paying special attention to fans and air Inlets washing to the end
with the best drainage. There should be no stagnant water around the poultry house and each farm should have adequate
drainage that meets local requirements.
o Drain the drinking system and header tank completely before adding cleaning solution
o External areas such as gutters, fan boxes, roofs, pathways and concrete areas should be cleaned and maintained. Remove
any washed out hitter or organic matter from the farm compound Unused and un-needed equipment should be removed
from- the farm
aCanl y out any equipment or facility repairs at this point and re-plug/fill any drainage holes opened up prior to washing
o Outside concrete areas and ends of the house shoulld be washed completely.

Farm Sanitation:-



fo r P oultry Farmers

*Vaccination of Broiler Chicks:-
It Is advised that persons purchasing chicks should ensure that the y receive a
vaccination certificate from the hatcheries stating tha! the chicks have:i been i
vaccinated against Mlarek, POX, Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD!l and Inclusion Bo~dy
Hepatitis (IBH). Failure to have your chicks vaccinated against these diseases ma/
result in them becoming ill and dying






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her bio-security and farm sanitation methods include the following
a. Avoid contact with poultry outside of the organization
Ia If enulipment must come from another farm it should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before It comes unto the

a P'o ,de wheel dips or wheel spraying facilities at the farm entrance and allow only necessary vehicles on site
Alil Isrms should be fenced.
I 7.L~t- A utely no other poultry should be kept on the same farm as your poultry u~nit Farm animals other than pouiltry should
bie ; need separately and have a different entrance from the poultry farmn enterprise
/I !1alms should have a vermin control plan which includes frequent monllornng o~f rodent activity Adequa~te supplies of
ro* ntrl ball rnust be maintained.
u. Alil surroundingg area around the poultry house shoui!;ld e free from vegetation, debris and unuisedi eqLil/'ll nl~t that could
han~ our vermin
aI C~leanr up feed spills as qulickly as possible and fix an, leaking feed bins or feed pipes because spilled feed attracts
veriiin to the poultry house
Dn ir Ing systems should be drained and flushed with an approved disinfectant before flock placement Ensure that the
s\~ m i~ s again flushed with clean water before placement to remove any residue

If you need more information kindly contact the Ministry of Agriculture:
Hotlines 223-7291 and 225-8310 or Website www.agriculture .gov.gy

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For Sunday, July 8, 2007 10:30h
For Monday, July 9, 2007 12:00b
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1sahrs


Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the vacanc y for

Job description and Job specification can be
obtained frorn the office of the Permarjent
Secretary, Ministry ofrcgriculture.

Applications must be sent to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Atreet
and Vlissengen Road not later than July 20 '

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Channel 11
01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00h- NCN News Magazine
04:00h- BBC
05:00h- the Mystery of the
05:30 h- Newtown Gospel V2
06:00 h- NCN News Magazine
07:00 h- Voice of Victory
07:30 h- Assembly of Prayer
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h- Wimbledon 2007
13:00 h- Homestretch
13:30 h- Wekly digest
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h- CatHolic Magazine
15:00 h- Grow with IPED
16:00 h- Feature
16:30 h- Fanuly forum
17:00 h- Lutheran
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h- NCN Week in Review
19:00 h- close Up
19:30 h- Kala Milan
20:00 h Feature
20:30 h- President's Diary
21:00 h- Seven Seas
21:15 11- Dialogue in Sports
22:00 h- Under 20 FIFA
Football- Japan vs Nigeria

06:00 h- Bhajan Melodies
06:15 h Muslim Melodies ---
06:30 h- Pryarg Vanie with Pt.
07:00 h -Avon DVD Club
07:30 h- Dabi's Musical Hour
08:00 h- Christ for the Nation
08:30 h- Islam the Natural Way
09:00 h- Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix Gospel
09:00 h- IQ Show
10:00 h- Puran Bros Shiva

1:0 T- Indian Movie
13:30 h- Entertaining vibes -

140h -Live Earth
16:00h- Bollywood sensation _
Live with kavita
17:00 h- Birthdays & Other
17:15 h- Death Announce-
ments/in Memoriam
18:00 h -H.E President Jagdeo
Media Conference
19:00 h Youth 101
19:30 h- IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h- Indian Mvie
23:00 h- Movie

Channel 18
05:00 h Sing On
05:10 h- Meditation
05:30 h- quran This Morning
06:00 h- R. Gossai General
Store Presents Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jetto's Lumber Yard
Presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki amrit Shakti
07:00 h- Ramroop's Furniture
Store Presents Religious
07:30 h- C. Dookie &i Sons
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h -Annandale kali Devi
Shakti Mandir
08:05 h Sa Re Ga Ma
09:35 h- Shree Ganesh

10:15 h Koffee with Karan
12:30 h Luy & Kush
13:00 h- Indian Movie
16:00 h- Kishore Local Talent
16:30 h- Teaching of Islam
17:00 h- Musical Waves live
with Christina
18:00hj- Birthday Greetings/
Death Announcments & In
19:00h- Mere Awaaz Suno..
Karaoke Live
20:00h- DVD Indian Movie
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00:30 h- Sign Off

~~e~-~t n The Embassy of the Uniled Slates of America

The Almbassador's Fund for IIIV/AIDS
The United States Embassy will award grants for community-based initiatives on
HIV/AIDS-related issues that assist in reaching the goals of the President's Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in Guyana with the overall goals for preventing
15,432 new infections, enabling 9,000 persons including orphans and vulnerable children
to receive care and support, and, administering treatment to 1,800 persons.

The Ambassador's Fund for HIVIAIDS is designed to enhance and support existing or
new community activities to combat HIV/AIDS, and to encourage unities to cooperate in
fighting the epidemic and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination.

What types of projects are of interest?

This year the Ambassador Fund will specifically focus on HIVIAIDS-related Stigma and
Discrimination (S&D:. Suggestions for projects and activities include those that:
*Characterize S&D
explore reasons why people stigmatize and discriminate
*highlight examples of how groupslindividuals are discriminated against
e.g. marginalized groups
eXamine whether the basic human rights of those stigmatized and
discriminated against are being denied
personalize or advocate personal responsibility for S&D e.g. what can TI
do to put a stop to S&D or why should 'I' care and what is the benefit to me.

Methods of implementation may include the following:
i artiStic representations -
I dramatic representations of S&D performed on schoollcollege campuses and
at local community centers/town halls
I lectures by People Living With HIVIAIDS(PLWHA) and how their lives have
been impacted by S&D
I work place sensitization through workshops e.g. exploring forms of S&D and
how it presents
I school debates
I song writing competitions
i essay writing competitions
I competitions may be local and regional and may be part of a regional World
AIDS Day activity for 2007

PleaSO 00te that funds may not be used for any of the following:

i Commodities or medical equipment for treatment or testing programs;
I Medications, including antiretroviral drugs;
i Large-scale programs requiring ongoing funding from the US Embassy; and
Salaries and benefits for staff.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Fund provides limited financial resources to launch or complete small, constructive,
community-based projects.'Community-based groups, professional organizations, non-
govemmental organizations (NGO), faith-based organizations (FB~s), media, and the
private sector not receiving PEPFAR funding are eligible for funding.

The project must:
1. be a minimum of US$200, and although larger projects will be considered, the
Fund is intended primarily for projects under US$5,000, at the United States
Government rate of exchange;
2. have a program duration that commences within eight weeks of funding and not
exceed nine months;
3. be an easily identifiable, discreet undertaking that has immediate impact and
benefits to many;
4. be sponsored by a legitimate, establish NGO, FBO, CBO, professional
organization, media house, or private sector business;
5. be for activities that meet the goals of the Fund, as stated above;
6. provide day-to-day leadership and implementation of activities;
7. provide 25% (in cash or in kind) of the cost of the activities
8. be responsible and accountable for all monies distributed under the Fund;
9. be accessible to the entire community regardless of race, religion, or gender;
10. have a reasonable probability that there will be demonstrative impact and/or
follow-up activities once completed.

HOW to apply:

The Ambassador's Fund for HIVIAIDS is funded by the Govemment of the United States
through the Ambassador. Information on the Fund and applications can be obtained from
the CDC Receptionist, DDL Building, 44 High Street, Fourth Floor, Kingston. For furlltne
information please contact the CDC GAP Guyana office on contact number 223-0859/79

'rpsl "* '" due b .0 PM Friday July 20, 2007. Proposals received after this

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Call. 625-4 80.
DRIVERICanter Driver.
Ap ly in person to P. Ramroop
& Sons, 23 Lombard St.
ONE Nails Technician. Must
5e abl t ir xtension. call
experienced Cook and Pastre
Maker, one Domestic person. Ca l

to $20 000 weekI Contact GR
Taxi. 73 Queen St., Kitty. Tel.

OE malens criy8 g d t
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Richard- 233-2614, 609-7675

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ONE Cosmetplogist Nail
STechniclan,, Sewina girl and
One, Samstress. Tall 227-
7525 Roxie or piicia or visit
thle Salon on 2"" floor, City
A VACANCY exists for a
Wabres dCO~u er rat U Inl'

hrs. Tel. 22~5-:0305
PORTE S and Security

a ttncesappica lo and 2oic

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231-3547. 225 4822, ij2 i:.

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i 85 ( I rlto &
King Sts.
MaY2j Building,
T'el#f: 231-5442/225-

2 2068

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rts and service manua s.
rc a se wte e
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rdeicnts Earlst C murt
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Aa d. 2 acres TPnd ntial ln
acres ancRoan~a hr ^5 .
creek, c5rl zal 0, 64 -1 6
tr ote 50acres 4 Oe
USo15-00 E esn's- 225

manoesdk $5 aes ri iet $.
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KIOY EAL 2- e6om m0a
-9 49, 231-d92
C9M terb t I~ -nYQ ecF an
53~T6r Omt asecaj

1 3-8EDROOM top flat
Carmichael Street $60 000.
Call 642-2840, 641-0549.
BUSINESS place to rent in

terees cretown. Cl 2-1 o
66mens. Pioe : 892 quarefet.

ins Kvrance Copaies Tel25-

83 9'. l

Poshe 27 2 Rb 8 Dencom
Stet, ~ ereon
Cotc th S0t. EQ$ 0 n
:n b [G:Copaie.7 Te. 2-
.N funShed $80000

$Us 3oo bot i00mllaa hui

ho0g 0 2 00tiled opt
Nc acuzz U$ ,000. Eaii

beu PArise 10 to t oncree

5 2xa5v~e 2 6 2o6 ffn 2 -

cold, fshelf c81tane et. I. r

Ruimvelct~ ~~ 3- bdrw os

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SEiLdn -Cr NEr

ans ISEDa c t1 oo

Ca v le fi~' n 5-

1 FULLY p~bEriled3berom
ns t,,vaoic 500 .

2.BEDROOM self.
contained. aoa ment tiled bath,
ttc. e r ,daS~cing Duncan

FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035

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funt to tlero, u

fullfrni hedto eautiusf. Nro te
coUTFU tantb roin uhse t
homnsumlor me or
22-91orE 11-7658m 7 am-

nom on )I~a--eremo ;
227ismI~c-ria 33 or 23-10
itseq-BEU OR00 H1lSE

Realty. Tol~el 227-35l 51647-
frmstyle aoptssin Suitalee' a
NEWiybil moenlspaious, 1 rl

ETC.33 TEL 218-4635 28-
0392,l 64875~004 Itpl
CILE-fully -furni 000.hed uj

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stle ats.Sitbefo 6 o s

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hou~Cse ~1 mase~rt, rniy

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fotl ~t loa rrs_ ols

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ON -edroom ul unsern
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toumbLmet z-eer monte,Tl

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exeutnived pr p~!ert o -

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arsens s matrrke and er
ro es,3 us rn~~at id
5-25ids4pa 1.7N ,

12P-BEDROOM apartment,
hot and cold water, unfurnished
at Alberttown. Call 223-6036 or
619-0815, for more information.
unfu nshe daHEarm n- nned
twb~ o, three & faur ~eroon lem.
e n e n rsd nil

ruressh orbsns gc
83s rntal saW;rfpl,:

LR~cH O" (THea o
21843,28-039 ,648 ar
OGL~c E:au~ Larg .4-edroo"

Aye S: 3-b om ~t

nrnished, 3 broq s
b id~t I t e

6itty 2 bedroom botto apt

latL ---f $300.Cu g

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mit sl r bet. E.2
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HOUSE otcoant 1rent-3
Du cbaan Streat aNewtown
nrd 575 Sectio 'A' Bl~oac
233-D21a on~d2' D Cal
An~veMf NT VoCRv~cE'

$ ono us-188 1HO44

Renut Stre~ietc o bn-

nv --3 U 11 00
Air Paenrk US 2 000
00.i Praha Nga

pbl ille- U 5 .A
Ecc e U 2 000

USed500 BelArk 652 000;
cre00 vil S$2 ,
35 00. LB! h 00
rickdam, office 60 000
Executiv offc io wI tr

ahs a mpoan ort

Cak II 5 rU O-oTH M ari -

35 0o0 US$_5 000
8~5,k~3- US~k 1$6010 -
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warde toss, pakin ria

41 ALAcltwehRdhs esM at
Side RneA Dam. tall 2mp

Dbran6 dT Rw04? Sucehred
miollNEW' three-bedroo two

3M 61019-o 712302,22-582

295,02 eprerie

1 STOEY u r flat
mill on.

.gpalc r us t

RE 1N 2-TORE wooden

reaoeabe. 2Sp 63-42New2w5

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Queenstown or 22-367

mvne t, K ttu ectr I s
Eo nso's 226- 496ara.
woCAMPIb nSt. 32 P-tor y
storey superma ket, $26M/
US$130 000. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-

O~ja'O~ 5-ero m

2 dii~tal cameras. TeF385-
27 D you have a place to

f~;rc A Pewt Otwre on ~~crt
ndc~ three-obeodr
TRN~on.E 2r- 6a36.
47Esric 586 no wit tw e
co .:i;Sb' 7reeber oo n2

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D~a r ~T~- NS54294-

ST 36M ng1 Ecles -
A. Tel 22 9 ,6

-B~lEDROO on scurete&
Uleensthroo house. Ke flyn rl
aiid s La orw estaurant

ntact 7-6 04 5q ~ N1~

o ~rsqrelf-cnaied be-

t~~90- --2 -Air

25M, $3 d. 45 New
F ovi en~i~ce 20Mj 50M

2:~39 02. n N 542-
ATANI Gardensnso~~n -iM RU~Gi
r ST ined6 be drouoms -

-hedro m concrete house
B oiet Lqd bats 2 vrandas
-a.intsquat rs1-yardace
-lrt fruitt 24M ii~~~i~

losai-cnt ark t ai
: snso Oglrtent GuSuo

bjency~~ 22i5-055 6
TgW itsecond P

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GlOVSE $9M v

sPACEj 00%. 60)6M30M.
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concretN oulrlg dE D 2-

gU 21 0800 Edeorsmn's 6

buit~~ld EWHdoaE~i s dee

IfUB1 0AK $4b dd r

m xew I us 3 bedrooms $30
hroune $13M/US D aCA~eSr
botom e, 7e5 /8Sf$3e0ect

KNGSTN narel rC f-oreign
embsstes colorna luxuious
mansion. Idel nternatinal cM
anytime. 00. Ederson's 226-59.
vacaRTHn 2Y NbuldiWC vcn
Se 0-la cOaT eder bulia

US6 0.Ederson's 6-5496
STABR~W OpeEKBri ckda 2-
st-reyoa cone budi e. I eal
doctors~a clir e ccean6 rf b
U a3 00. 2soes buldn 2 .

tenra spoteore cot. en to
nows $01S40 0.
Ederson s -jdf~

4asported Ionderearl B luuriO1
male~~i4s 5 M/ 30. 0Ees~~ n.

Ederson 226- 496.

n- t ue cocee 5 e rmss

ntto ern ioal stRe Iestate. ~
CMon St$. -.2-USfltusn

VIeGSq.epN nea f St g
ebU $i~ne~s~s0 cnank tuxe7M u
wasin -da ine e in

Roe e8MU$0 0 p in pc

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oneO2N Pariel, New sheme i

ENCLOSED 1.-shap double
of p.ide by side witw
Wings an ta pre t

OR e 04on Ph e 233-
ONE two-bedroom
c ncete ho e aand Ind83o


S5-05 200V. $11MN, NEG.

JWSICI: LL 41g$6Mbe Soouwh -

,N~ 3-qfla eone t buil~ien
MaktSts.,3n -lt ~ree
and L jsStreets. -8alt do~f~n Cead t
Cu Idiell 3i 10 so ra ueni St..
227m190. Ext. 1000, 616-9727
660-3549. '
concreteUan~d Ie2sor

K~C~:Siitt rnd etk"re e $0M Bl
k r crreteoqm

Poeavrea et ealt
225 626, ce 5-70 n 25518.
231 Y 064 $M rsa

sety nON SnR two tdra

ro a d 12 e rc ola -
-ve~o 5 x 3brt Ra
Frt15 Fe8 raionjB Life ldgt.22
2099 ced 7-376 -1 om,


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h eit u 15 e Bd
8M,36 ne rn aehouse
stow 26M tneg.,
MOeRn ui

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redadfosnak enN

res 16 denc 6104.- $1 M, 1 oad

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Home af Better Bargjains -

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10MM nc I

12M i
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$9.5M, Cusig jn -95,
r inces r. Z.5M and other
resident al adn commeril
pua fr r si enbc ,sc Inss B

cp ter cf be

Atantic Gres-

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-aES G$1 M M, he ~
Street v for; Chur tl
ffice)9- Gnstown

RPLt5lC Pbeic rak EBD -U rk ( M
1 ~M, nor [ee pad*
roa ~tmta

better Pope

Cohomast S Bdt~iI
227-M721, A 1# 6429

BARBER chairs for sale,

nevAl H fr ae5 liver .
to soot. Also Bob Cat renta .
Call 626-7127.
1 LISTER Arc welder
280 Amp, 220v auxiliary
628-324`5, 270-1709.

R, 1~fCP' an o~:. aectCs6a"2h
wickh coem n3 d373nanrd k~e3y
SCHOOL shirt0s ien svoarious
sizes and colour.Nresnbe
offer refused. Phone 663-9296.

231- 1 .80 4 eeto fro line
11 soekr r8 wats Cad

V agY or Anand 646-809 641-
ROTTWEILE d& Doberman
us. 4w ronths Toldvacc 5a~te
2 DOBERMAN p pue

Cpedg eadds rue e. 625-e4rm0 -
N n am

1 20-02N4EO It KVA 6eertr 9se0,

condiQOS~tion. Caal~ 66w- 1i
684-U6705 6 1 4


Land Cr~us~ecr, HFia am 9 rat
11590 tractor. Call 616-9402.

4 .~~tf 1 ie fl


600 AW SAK M to~rcycl 24Z

hP~houehod1 SuCC S2C60503T6E5
65- R05 61 -430

9ksold. Ca 1 668- 93. 2u18-
L ST RP irte eglaaq
Re t rt. L ster disel w Ide. K62A-
5 NE 7- iece dinette sdet ne
2 50 watts geerator used Xbx
qdPan~ Sft on games. It l

Ce n~ fride 55

TPYOTA ~~ene,

loaded, mint condition..d ner
2 0 9 c sup4 Lc OC0n2 i -
4 PUPS -Dachsh nd. 2

2rnd rs? 221mine 4 cars el.22 3 .


Pri oher Cl Cilah o -40
ON; sale ~45-~allon~ plastic
%u7rn24 2h: 677rb72. so wmted
one Doorman with a bike.
pups 7 wks old. Excellent guard
and family do s. Reaso ab v
ged. Contac 614-5802, 66~-
puppies 6 weeks old. Dewormed
an~d vacc nated. Call 231-6500-
9 am 6 ~pm.~_______~_~~~

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P3 IBMI 15" LCO Mlonitor
.White American LateX Paint
$1,700 Gat. Vat Ex
1400 x 20T'ruck Tyres
$45,000 used
B.R.S. Lumber Yard
34 Campbell Avenue & I
ru~dd itn St et

HOUSEHOLD furniture
i~!ucli 11 tal-o-wl 1a~l 0

EARTH & reef I~sand
excava~tian dadin g an lvln
384 0ra644-76n3e3. otc 2
12I2jan e speea er
ullet twe te s,e c s 10
6 n875ei covered Call

Spm c

f or sAleC OeM 68 8

ELECTRIC oven, (1 000
W auto transfer~

IcB c p3e mastle6
,P~p ammes,, best gr h s~~
Cont~aacr62s- 83'2 4

0-~e Wtr 0,C~~!e

' 009. ,m
fo P RE bred Pi ~uf u9
2Boru sa eo2P0ury6e8n3'- Tel. 264-
S1 MERLI Dislfe
ecctonre pum ~, cal ber tn
d ~t od.. CGl 644-8952 or

FUR ~U~RE at r Aon~ab
~re dl206m2a8d~e70 rder. Cl
O,,NEt! (1 bd new FS-85
Call 667-8411.

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Pan-Am ,Junior Championships

Danns misses

10 b~ om fi s

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Dr avid, Tendu Ika rand Gang uly

ask selectors not to be considered

West De merara ...

(From back page)
Georgetown secured their spot in the last four after com-
ing from a 1-0 deficit to score their second win of group
'B'. The City Boys' assault on East Bank was led by a double
fromb Eon Alle~sne, while there was one each by Oslin
Robinsona 11aro lblarcus and Travis Savory. East Bank's
consolari :**,al was booted home by Dominiqlue Garnett.
The ..*..m g~ roup 'B' fi uaure was played at~the BUxton ground
I*herea rI n each hail' i. the home side piloted East C rstto
A ., Berbace and a place in the serm~.
fon ;pell netted In rhl frsrt half a 'tonl T on
rate in I .If to ensure East CoJ... -:st



SOUTH American 2007 100m
gold medallist Dax Danns fell
outside a podium finish in
the 100m at the Pan-Ameri-
can Junior Championships
ye:terda oat 1 oEsadio oo r
The overseas-based
Guyanese fought a good fight
from lane one but fell short in
the race won by Trinidadian
Keston Bledman in 10.32 sees
with Jamaica's Yohan Blake sec-
ond in 10.34 sees and American
Arthur Wims third in 10.40
Dax finished sixth in the
field of eight in 10.60; equalling
his qualification time, but
slower than the 10.54 he clocked
in the semifinal.
Blake credited the entire
field with a false start when
he prematurely left the

blocks on their first attempt
under the starter's orders
Bang! A second time and
the best sprinters in the Pan-
Am window were off; every
ath ehefocusoedeon th goM and
ers as all were bunched together
at 60m.
The next 40m would deter-
mine a winner as Bledman,
Blake, Wims, USA's Shane
Crawford and the Cayman
island's Tyrell Cuffy surged
ahead. Bledman and Blake then
made the final blitz as a dip at
the line determined a winner and
gave the former the victory by
two hundredths of a second.
Crawford was fourth,
Tyrell Cuffy of the Cayman
Islands fifth, Colosixbia's
Alvaro Gomez seventh and
Jamal Forbes of the Baha-
mas, eighth.

The Caribbean territories,
particularly Trinidad and To-
bago, Jamaica and the Cayman
Island sprinters have been giv-
ing exceptional performances;
me cMing and
number of finals
over the past two
days. ..
The Trini's
finished second j
and third to the
USA's Bryshon
Nellum in the
men's 400m final
which was won
in 45.40 seconds,
while 'big man'
Jamal James
picked up silver
in the men's
Earlier in
the morning -
under radiant
sunshine, with
a temperature of 25.4 degrees
and humidity measured at 34
percent, U.S-based sprinter
Dax Danns breezed into the
final of the 200m set for to-
The organizers took the de-
cision to run three semifinals in-
stead of four preliminary round
heats without informing the re-
spective team managers.
With the top two in each
semifinal and the two fastest
fourth-placed times advanc-
ing and with scant disregard
for rankings Dax was placed
in lane one of semifinal two.
From the gun eventual win-
ner; American Kyle Stevenson
(21.19) ate the stagger and was
clearly in the led while Dax
cruised the 120m bend.
Dax, working on his new
200m running form then calmly
strode away from the rest of the
athletes and closed the distance
between himself and Stevenson,
eventually clocking 21.22 sec-
He will be in for a tough run
when the final is contested at
10:30 h.
The race is interestingly
poised with Cayman Islands
sprinter Tyrell Cuffy starting
as favourite after he cruised
to a comfortable 20.84 sec-
onds out of lane eight in the
first semifinal.
His teammate and country-
man Kemar Hyman won the

third semifinal in 21.06 seconds.
The USA Ar~thur Wims has
the third fastest time of 21.09.
Also, Denniis Horatio and
Tyshon Bentick will contest the


1500m set for 11:00 h. The two
will be looking to improve on
their performances from the
South American Junior Champ-
pionshipss held just over a week
ago when they ended bottom of
the table in the race.
They are in good spirits
ahead of the gruelling race
100m shy of a mile.

INDIA'S batsmen enjoyed
useful time in the middle,
compiling 281-3 on the first
day of the tour match at Sus-
Wasim Jaffer (12) was the
only one to miss out, edging an
outswinger from Robin Martin
Jenkins in the 17th over.
Dinesh Karthik, also chal-
lenging for a Test place, made a
composed 76 before he
fell in the final over be.
fore tea.
Karthik shared- 129
in 41 overs with left-
hander Gautam Gambhir
who made 81, and skip- :
per Rahul Dravid and
VVS Laxman added a
quick-fire 75 in 19 overs.
The match began an
hour later than usual at
1200 BST as Sussex
were involved in
Twenty20 action late on
Friday evening.
Michael Yardy was
able to captain an experi~
mental Sussex team, having not
been required for international
duty, and arrived at the ground
during the afternoon after mak-
ing the long journey from Trent
Regular skipper Chris Adams
and first-team regulars Mushtaq
Ahmed, Murray Goodwin, Rana
Naved-ul-Hasan and Luke Wright
were all rested after hectic recent
Karthik reached his half-
century in fine style by driv-
ing James Kirtley for four,
and twice dispatched him off
the back foot to the square

INDIfirst innings
D. Karthikb Mushtaq 76
W. Jaffer c Hodd b Jenkins 12
G. Gambhir c and b Yardy 81
R. Dravid not out 57
V. Laxman not out 37
Extras: (lb-5, b-11, w-1, nb-) 18

cover boundary.
Former Pakistan Test off-
spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, whose
British passport arrived on
Monday, was making his first-
class debut for Sussex and
bowled Karthik through the gate
with one that turned in as he
pushed forward.
Gambhir's 167-ball vigil
came to an end 45 minutes af-

. ... Three seniors
RAHUL Dravid, Sachin
Tendulkar and Souray
Ganguly have been left out of
the 30 probables that india's
selectors picked for the
Twenty20 World Champion-
ship to be held in South Af-
cica in September.
Dravid called up Dilip
Vengsarkar, the chairman of se-
lectors, to say that the three se-
niors had asked not to be con-
sidered for the tournament.
Considering the specific
demands of the Twenty20 for-
mat the selectors have
emphasised on youth and fit-
ness. Some of those included
are relatively unknown.
The selectors have included
many players who have been

.dropped from the Indian team
in the last one year. Virender
Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh,
Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina,

Kris Srikkantli, also finds a
place in the: list. Srikkanth.
did well in Tamil Nadu's tri-
umph in the domestic tourna-
ment though V Devendran,
who had an identical aggre-
gate and average, did have ai
marginally higher' strike-rate.
The other youngsters cho-
sen include Sailrashtra'sF
Cheteshwar Pujarit, Abhishek-
Jhunjhunwala, a batting main-
stay in the Bengal side that
made it to the Ranji Trophy fi-
nal, Orissa's Niranjan Behara
and Praveen Kumar of Uttar

ter tea when he fell to a retum
catch by Yardy off a top edge
having added 40 in 13 overs for
the third wicket with Dravid.
-Dravid was reprieved on 11
when he played Yardy firmly to
short mid-wicket but Chris
Liddle spilled the chance at head
Laxman was quickly into
his stride, striking two fours
in an over from Saqlain
while Dravid reached his
half-century shortly before
stumps, striking four fours in
his 91-h-: .. innings. (,BC

:;~~ 'll~~3~8 11)

Total: (3 wickets, 90 or-rs) .
Fall ofwirckets: 1-37, 2-166,;c-w.
Bowling: J. Lewry 14-5-38-0, T.
Kirtley 18-6-56-0 R. Jenrkins ib2-29-
1, C. Liddle l5-1-490, S. Mushtaq 19-
" '-"-1, M. Yardy 9-1-33-1, O. Rayner


Irfan Pathan and Robin
Uthappa will be in the reckon-
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Karan Goel and Niraj Patel,
the two top run-scorers in the
domestic Twenty20 competition
that was held earlier this year,
have been rewarded for their
Patel was part of the In-
dia Under-19 team that won
the World Cup in 2000, a side
that included Mohammad
Kaif and Yuvraj Singh.
The probables not only in-
clude Irfaa Pathan but also, his
elder brother Y'usuf. Y-isul
Pathan has consistently jl:
fred with ~': balt mand
fo aro a, an i
the hall hardi 3
c he sele
re list.
- 'udha
a 'irdia's da

Vengsarkar expressed
confidence in the team se-
occted. "Iam sure the younh-
; ers c osen for the
I~venty20 tournament would
'r we'll."
A final squad of 1S would
l'~ease turn to par:n 22)

..el East Coast wlH nw du
t he winner oF I"ouhlp '9'an 81~
battle for bFrd; Islae-

Fourteen matches

set for today
FOURTEEN matches have been set for today in the con-
tinuation of the Muslim Youth League-sponsored Hack
and Sons Rice Miller 15-over softball cricket competition
on the West Coast of Demerara. Umpires also have been
At 09:00 h La Jalousie Estate XI will come up against
Majeed XI at the Meten-Meer-Zorg West ground with Pritipaul
George and Gavin Douglas in charge and at the same time Rang-
ers XI will clash with Cornelia Ida Invaders at Kastev ground
with Rano and Nazim mn charge.

XII a~t Po idnc SqareM thX MaHkad agat r
Shattazville XI with Lalta Persaud and Hardeo officiating.
When the action continues at 12:00 h, Unstoppable Xl and
La Grange All Youths XI will do battle with Mitrk and G.
Persaud calling play while at Providence, Trophy Stall XI will
meet with Ruimzeight XI with L;. Persaud and Hardeo putting
on the bails.
Bomblast XI and Temlitation XI will challenge each
other at Kastev with Rano and Nazim in charge anld at
Meten Meer-Zorg West ground, Hague Bushmasters XI
will face off with Cornelia Ida Unlimited. Qeorge and Douu-
glas will officiate.
There is a match at 13:00 h between Regal XI and Cornelia
Ida East X1 at Providence with G. Persaud and Singh doing duty.
At 14:00 h, Unstoppable XI will meet with Riders XI at
Providence with G. Persaud and Mark officiating while at Provi-
dence Square Shattazville and La Grange All Youths collide with
L. Persaud and Singh putting on the bails. At Providence where
G. Persaud and Singh will call pla~y, Rocky XI will ~face off with
Trophy Stall XI.
Rangers XI are set to meet with Den Amstel at Kastev with
umpires Rano and Nazim while at Meten-Meer-Zorg WNest
ground, Temptations XI will face off with Tamil Tigers.
Meanwhile, West Coast Derberara selectors have named a
13-man Over-35 squad to opgiose an Over-35 East Bank team
today at the Providence Square following the completion of the
13:00 h match.
The West Coast Denter'ara team reads: Kenrick
Persaud, Ishmael Bacchus, Chris Narinedat,t Kavish
Persaud, Zulfikar Ayube, Mahendra Chaitram, Leonard
Harprashad, Ryan Boodhoo, N. Doodnauth, Devanalid,~
Nadesh Bisnauth, Paul Sookhoo and Rambharose.


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Formerly of 29 Friendship Village,^ ~
.East Coast Demerara
'8 w~ho died on July 7, 2000.
Some maye think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more i
SBut in our hearts you are with us fi~
As you always were before
We thought of you with love today
But this is noting new
~~':We thought about you yesterday og
And the days before that too
Sadly missed by his loving children Winston,
Millicent, Wesley Winifred, Lloyd, Michael and
Faye, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
in-laws, relatives and friends..
.iy~ ssrratiprc~
FC~5~5fifff M3


MslnMo gda iChaitlall. : ~j gi:
Formerly of41 D Virginia Village. 9
Cane Grove, E.C.Dem.

$iSeptember 12, 1928 July 7, 2005.
It's been two years since you were called away.
The Lord whispered silently, come with me,
I will take your pains away.
Your golden heart stopped beating,
And comforting hands laid to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove He takes only the best 111
Sad are the hearts that love you, `F
Silent are the tears that fall. c1'
You were a good person and on inspiration to the entire family. i ~
In our hearts you live,
/$ In our memories you ifsl 1- m bered always.
Thank you for be;:


.J..cooing men

our Dear othrer-

who departed this life~ on July 8th, 1994
I~l~i'r "" (. "-til it lrI\the ice andl~ inalar [1ne.' a.lr cad liT rZaltl on1I1

Her memory is prveciouls andJ will always be ch~erished~
iMay God gran her etenarlrlest
Remembered by h'er loving children, daughters-in-law.
sons-in-law, grand-children and other relatives.



(Reuters) Josmer Altidore
scored twice to give the
United States a 2-1 win over
Brazil on Friday and secure

their place in the last 16 of
the Under-20 World Cup.
Poland finished second in
Group D after a 1-1 draw with
South Korea left them with four

points, one more than the Bra-
zilians who must now hope
they can take one of the four
spots available to the best third-
placed teams.
Altidore put the United
States ahead in the 25th
minute, bustling through the
middle of the Brazilian de-
fence before slotting home
with a confident right-foot

In a high-paced game, Bra-
zil drew level inl the 65th minute
when Renato Augusto's volley
was parried out and Leandro
Lima scrambled the ball over the
But the United States
grabbed an impressive victory
eight minutes from the end
when Freddy Adu burst in from

the right flank and his low cross
was driven home by Altidore.
Poland's precious point
came after Dawid Janczyk's
fine solo goal put them ahead
only for South Korea to draw
level through Lee Sang-ho.
Argentina and the Czech
Republic went through as the
top two from Group E after
picking up victories in their fi-
nal games.
Argentina struggled
against a determined North
Korea but a superbly struck
35th minute free-kick from
Sergio Aguero was enough for

a 1-0 win and top spot in the
North Korea can still go
through as one of the best third-
placed teams.
Czech Republic beat
Panama 2-1 with Lubos
Kalouda heading in the opener
in the 79th minute before Marek
Stresik's free-kick three minutes
later making it 2-0.
Panama pulled a goal
back through a Nelson
Barahona free-kick but the
loss eliminates the South
Americans from the competi-

. ~~~GEPc
: RONALD, In loving :
I memory of my beloved ,1-
Swife, our loving mte
: and grandmother.
SFormerly of 10 Supy
SMahaica, E.C.DEM.
SWho depart on the
SJuly 2, 1994, in the

STh odene t13 oevae tv gnoge by,
SIs the greatest sorrow of our heart'
SWithh theo man d yd ou ut ed ne,
SCa areceM tha yoluoare restmng,
: It broke our hearts to lose you,
I No goodbye words were spoken,
: N\o time to say, I'm leaving,
I Your love will always be our guide.
: Even though we cannot see you.
I We think of you daily and hourly,
: Tears are shed in silence,
SDeath leaves heartache iso one can heal,
: Memories are treasures no one can steal,
SSome may forget you now that you are gone,
: But wewill remember no matter how long,
| Deep mn our hearts yon will always stay,
: Loved and remem ered mn every way,
No tears, no verse, can ever s y
How much we miss -you every y
Sadly missed by your husband, children,
grandehildr n, sons- in-lw other rlatives

In memory of
(nee AULT)
who died on 05-07 01.

Ss oul aetdyu how mud ~ IM ivdi ud hr paeo ie
bet thth o sbeen s to m n oted deatJrh) .
I she Id heave told you how difc yul if ird bewihuyobym ie
Ssoul b veodt you how mut Ie ya civend Aein uhshyout spt f
I should have told you.. and bremine you ...ove ..ndoeadovrgi n gi

Now there is no longer that welcoming smile to look for word to, no longer that gentle touch
The sun no longer shines through your boir
A~nd there is no you to tell how wuh I care
There is no longer that warm embrace li'onjundion with your smiling face
No more comf orting words in times of trouble
In times of disappointment no longer your hug and snuggle
You were always there when I needed you
(~~onyo~u imagine what I am going through?
Ee huhI have not gotten enough of your love
Ioslsidfor you ore with God up above
life without you is tough I know
But when God says come ~ou have to go
I can go on and on, but I'I spore the rest for in the end it's God who knows e

Lovingly remembered by: Your

nics n phew rn tnlw

May lord lesus grant your soul eternal r s


United States beat Brazil to head into Under-20 last 16




$11MIA :CHRONldeiOj 91 8'sbyl 2! s

Fabian Cancellara


Cooperative Republic of G~uyana

1. The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids froml eligible Pre-qualified bidders for the execution
of the following Work:

1. Rehabhilitation of Kingston Nursery School
2. Rehabilitation of Cummings Lodge Secondary School
3. Rehabilitation of Sophia Nursery School
4. Rehabilitation Works at President'sCollege
5. Rehabilitation of St Peters Nursery School
6. Rehabilitation of Sophia Special School
7. Rehabilitation Works at ID:CEl Building, QC' Compound
8.Plumlin Wark at (uyanta industrial Trainin Cent dDeig
10. Plumbing Works at North Ruimv~eldt Multilateral School

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) pro'cedures, specified in
the ProcurementAct, 2003 and regulations, 2004. and is open to only Pre-qualified Contractors,

3. Interested eligible Pre-qualified bidders mlay obtain further informlatio~n from Mr. T. Persaud,
Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam. An inspection of thle idding documents can be conducted at
the above address between the hours of (8:310 to l6:00O 0n weekdays.

4. All bids must be accompanied by Valid NIS anid GRA (IRD) Compliance Certificates.

5. The Tender document may be purchlased from the Ministr of Education, 21 Brickdam for a non
refundable fee of five thousand dollars $5,000. each. The method of payment accepted will be cash.

6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer and must be
clearly marked on the top, left hand comrnr'Tender for (name ofproject)- MOE. Tenderers who are
applying for more than one projiect/lot must place each bid in a separate envelope. 'No electronic
bidding will be pennitted, 1,atc bids willhe rejected.

7. Atll tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 09:00 on Tuesday, Julyc 24, 2007. All
bids will be opened in the presence of those contractors or their re~presentativecs who choose to

8. TIhe address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
'Ministry of Finance Conmpound
Alain &P Trschart Streets

9. The Employerreserves the right to accept or rejct any or a I the Ten~ders witho~utassigning any reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
!Ministry of Education

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Slpler as~ E 01itZor

Horse racing in Guyana as of July 2007

Second Tour prologue win for Swiss Cancellara

By Julien Pretot

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Swiss Fabian
Cancellara won the 7.9-km
Tour de France prologue
through the streets of Lon-
don yesterday.
The Team CSC rider
claimed his second victory in
the prologue by clocking eight
minutes 50 seconds over the
flat course which began at
Trafalgar Square and ended in
The Mall.

"I had more pressure th~n
when I won the Tour prologue
in Liege in 2004 ahead of Lance
Armstrong," Cancellara told re-
"This was a great day for
cycling. It's just a shame I'm
still waiting for my luggage
which I lost at Heathrow Air-
port. But I have the (overall
leader's) yellow jersey, it's
what matters today."
The 26-year-old time trial
world champion beat Andreas
Kloeden of the Astana team by

13 seconds.
The German, third overall
last year and second in 20)04,
underlined his ambitions by de-
feating his team leader
Alexander Vinokourov by 17
seconds. The Kazakhstan rider
finished seventh.
American George Hincapie
of Discovery Channel was third,
23 seconds off the pace.

Bradley Wiggins, the pro-
logue favourite;, finished fourth,

in the same time while fello
Briton David Millar was dow
in 13th place.
"I gave it my best and a:
100 percent satisfied and fe I've done myself proud," sai
"I said I wouldn't let th~
crowd get to me but once I wei
out there it was amazing and
gave me a real lift," added th
Millar said: "It was a magl
cal day, two months ago
would not have even dreamt a;
finishing in the top 20.
"It's fantastic. It's like a re
naissance for the Tour. I have:
heard 'David, David' all aloof
the course."
Tour competition director.
Jean-Francois Pescheux esti
mated that o~ne million people
followed the race through the
streets of London.
"If this is not a success, i
don't know wkhat a success is,'
said Tour director Chnistian
Tw~o years to the day after

kile i daoteck omnm tee awdeerr
ground trains and a bus, 5 00(
police officers were deployed
along the course which passed
Hyde Park, Westminster and
Buckingham Palace.
Today's first stage over
203-km will take the peloton
from London to Canterbury
in Kent.

a powerful hitter in the lower
order; Randall Hoyte, a
strongly-built 16-year-old
who impressed with his pace,
and Brian Gooding, a lanky
seamer who gets the ball to
TEAM: Shamarh Brooks
(captain), Renaldo Arthur (vice-
captain), Shamarh Cooke,
Dawayne Sealy, Rashidi
Boucher, Roger Williams, Stefan
Gooding, Brian Gooding, Kyle
Hope, Kyle Corbin, Shane
Murray, Ashley Nurse, Simon
Steel, Randall Hoyte.
Reserves: Amal Nurse,
Mario Boyce, Jeremy
Marshall, Shadd Simmons,
Collis Worrell.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -
All-rounder Shamarh Brooks
has been named to lead Bar-
bados in the TCL Group West
Indies Under-19 tournament
in St Kitts later this month.
The leg-spinner, who also
bats in the top order, is the
most experienced player in the
14-man team and had been
named among the players in the
West Indies 'A' team to tour
Zimbabwe. That tour was
called off.
In announcing the team,
chairman of selectors, Philo
Wallace, said he was pleased
with the all-round talent of the
team. The team and five re-
serves will now go into a two-
week camp.
"We have a good crop of

players and we be-
lieve we have a
strong chance," the
former West Indies
opener said on
"Overall we
have a strong unit
and I believe they
will do Barbados
proud. We have
just ended our trial
matches where we
had a good look at
all the players and
we just need for
them to gel together :
as a unit."
Apart from
Brooks, the team
also includes three other bats-
men who are reliable spin

Middle-order batsman
Simon Steel has been recalled
from his contract in England,
while the others in the middle
order are powerful left-hander
Shane Murray, polished right-
hander Kyle Hope, and Kyle
Corbin,' the reserve
wic ketk eeper .
The first-choice
wicketkeeper is Renaldo
Arthur, who is also vice-cap-
tain, while the openers are
Rashidi Boucher and Roger
The selectors have de-
cided to go with three fast
bowlers Dawayne Sealy,
who bowls with pace and is

,~6 ... *- I


bowlers: Shamarh Cooke,
Stefan Gooding and Ashley

to walk with their hats or baskets for financial
goodies. What we should be striving for imme-
diately Is to have a members' bill fast-track
through parliament regularising horse facing In
the country with rules and regulations enacted
governing same.
The Ministry of Agriculture should meet
with us also to discuss punting logether the stud
book: having all horses. for the entire world can-
not1 conunue to want on us
Last Mlonday I had a frank discussion with
the secretary of Trnnidad and Tobago racing au-
thority. He wamts to know how early we could
have our paper work together for their officials
to pay us a visit.
Thais is in keeping with a request from the
jockey club of England asking them to check on
new small tracks In the Caribbean mn order to
make recommendation for accreditation. They
have already commenced with St Lucla and
Antigua, and I think Greneda is working tow ards
that. If our present artitude continues Guyana
will definitely be left out.
The rainy season is with us again. One of
the daily newspapers last week on horse racing
highlighted Kennard Mlemorial Turf Club will
be running off a day of racing August 26, 2007.
Here we go again, based on the weather pat-
tern at present we light not have any race day
in July. All clubs will have to shift their dales
dowhnwards or reschedule their meetings If we
are talking about cooperaion and a as forw ard
In regulating and operating as a unit.
See you guys at the meeting with the min-
lster. Though I remain positive, I think It has
got to be a miracle In order for us to mlove for-

Colin Elcock.
Iblanagement of Facility

I had deliberately taken a bsak from penning ar-
ticles on horse racing in Guyana hoping that some
lttle examples set by myself and the other ad-
ministrator of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf
Club and sports facility would have sent a mes-
sage to other clubs to do likewise.
When are we going to realism that in this coun-
try barring cricket, at the moment horse racing is
the only sport that attacts a wider cross-section
of people in large attendance at race meetings?
A4lso come the July to September holidays hun-
dreds of Guyanese fmm the Berbice awea come
home their main reason being to be part of
horse racing, be it sponsorstup, attendance or
This means well for tourism and other forms
of benefits to the country.
There are some improvements done to the fa-
cility of most clubs including crowd control and
horses' accommodation but the main area of c~on-
tention remnain5.
What about the surface that these amumals
have to run on? If not all. most of the tracks need
resurrfacmg. The rains just have to sprinkle and
races are cancelled. I explained in previous articles
the suffering of horse owners due to the above.
The club with which I am associated will try
to make a difference by; putting together a semi
all-weather surface track, but due to lack of co-
operatioit from other tracks wne suffer the same
fate of reschedullng r-ace days because horses
throughout the enuntr- cannot exercise at the
other tracks to be In racing form.
There Is a Ilrtle ral of hope. The Minister of
Sport The Hon. Dr Frank Anthony has done
what no other sport mimstrer ventured to do. He
has invited two represenntaliss from each race
club to a meeting tomorrow to discuss the spon
of horse racing.
I hope my other buddies are not prepanng


... Versus Williants captures a fourth title

one lengthy interlude midway
the second set when her oppo-
nent was having stra~pping! ap-
plied to her Ileft thigh, she joined
in with a Mexicaln wave.
Venus, who broke
her own record as thle
lowest seed (23) to c
win Wimbledon since I
computer rankings ki
began in 1975, had
only one moment of
alarm in a largely
predictable contest.
After striding into a
3-0 lead she was ,
pegged back to 3-3 as .
Bartoli's low, skimming
shots began to find the
corners and keep Venus
lurching along the
.Normal service was resumed
with Bartoli serving at 4-5 in the
first set however. Two scorch-
ing Williams backhand winners,
followed by a Bartoli double
fault gave her set points and she
pounced in ruthless fashion.

Bartoli's final flourish
came in the second game of
the second set when she
matched her American oppo-
nent shot for shot in a se-

The players traded injury
timeouts at .3-0, Bartoli having
lier foot ta~ped anld Venus hav-
ing repairs on her thigh.
On .the resumption
Bartoli held serve but W~il-
liams was simply unstop-
Serving with two breaks at
5-1 she finished the contest in
merciless fashion. One bone
crunching first serve, clockedl at
125mph, bent back Bartoli's
wrist and she clinched victory
with another one that nearly cut
her opponent in half.
Bartoli's defeat ended French
resistance in the Wimbledon singles
after Richard Gasquet had earlier
been brushed aside 7-5, 6-3, 6-4by
Swiss world number one Roger
Federer who set up a second suc-
cessive Wimbledon final against
Rafael Nadal.
Spaniard Nadal was leading
3-6, 6-1, 4-1 in his semi-final
when Serbian fourth seed Novak
Djokovic retired imjured.

By Mlartyn Herman

(Reuters) Sumnmertime ar-
rived apologetically late at
W`imbledon yesterday just as
Venus Williams burst once
again from the shadows to
walk off with the silverware.
As she did two years ago
when she came in at number 14,
the imposing American made a
mockery of a low seeding to
prove that, when fit and
healthy, not many can tame her
on grass courts. The spirited
Marion Bartoli tried her best
but ultimately the French 18th
seed was ill-equipped to deny
the 27-year-old Williams a
fourth Wimbledon title, losing
6-4, 6-1.
"I feel fantastic. My sixth
slam... I want some more,"
said Williams, who began the
year ranked 48th in the
world and missed the Austra-

lian Open with a wrist injury.
Her younger sister Serena.
who w:as watching from the
stands. w'on that Australian
Open ranked 81st and Venus
said her achievement there
spurred her for Wimbledon.
"When I saw her win in
Australia I knew I could do it.
We love each other and inspire
each other like that," Venus,
whose last grand slam titl6 came
here two years ago, said.
Bartoli said she had been in-
spired by former 007 actor
Pierce Brosnan sitting in the
Royal Box when she caused one
of the great Wimbledon shocks
by beating world number one
Justine Henin in the semi-final
less than 24 hours earlier.
He missed the final but
with serves and groundstrokes
exploding off the Williams
racquet, the Frenchwoman
needed all of James Bond's
powers of self-preservation

while a f'ew of his sneaky gadc-
gets would have come in hanly
Bartoli did bring her un-
orthodox grass-cutting
double-handers to the battle
but was left standing time af-
ter time as Venus blasted 22
baseline winners and at least
as many unplayable fire-
crackers. '
"Venus played some un-
believable tennis," said
Bartoli, who learnt her game
on a basketball court. "
"She served 120mph on
first serve. Sometimes it was
hurting my wrist so bad be-
tause the ball was coming so
"Nobody can beat her
when she plays like this on
grass. It's not possible."
At least she appeared to en-
joy her first grand slam final. In


quence of mesmerising ral-
At deuce Williams leapt
athletically to angle away a high
backhand volley off an at-
tempted topspin lob and she
eventually sealed the decisive
break with another backhand

By Allan La Rose
ASPIRING football referees
yesterday morning began
their quest for recognition
and promotion as the Intro-
ductory Referees Course
kicked off at Umana Yana.
The course, which is a collabo-
rated effort of the Guyana Football
Federation (GFF) Referees Com-
mittee and the Guyana Football
Referees Council (GFRC), has at-
tracted 31 participants including
nine women.
According to Chief Coordi-
nator and Course Instructor,
Lawrence Griffith, a wide cross-
section of the country is being
rpr sednted atsth course which

said venue.
Among the areas partici-

pants have come from are;
Bartica, Berbice, East Coast,
West Demerara, East Bank
Essequibo, East Bank
Demerara, Upper Demerara
and Georgetown.
During yesterday's sessions
all 17 Laws of the Game were
dealt with by Griffith and fel-
low FIFA Referee Instructor
Colin Aaron. Today, the Tech-
nical Laws and an Examination
will be the order of the day.
Prior to the commence-
ment of the course, secretary
of the GFRC, Deon Lovell,
who is also a FIFA Assistant
Referee, delivered the Wel-
come and Opening remarks
mn the un voidabledabsenice of

Lovell told the participants

that "the decision to be part of
this course is one of the most
important decisions you would
ever make in your life. It is
heartening to see so many young
persons here ...".
"Refereeing is not only
about knowledge of the game,
but it-is also about being physi-
cally fit," warned Lovell.
Lovell added that Refereeing
also offers many opportunities
and spin-offs for social interac-
tion and reminded the group to
be very diligent in preparing for
games and that they must keep
reading the Law books.
The feature address
which was given by General
Se retaryro th GFF Geeorg

tomorrow's issue of the
Guyana Chronicle.

Prime Mmnister Samuel Hinds at right and acting president of Georgetown Cricket Club
H-arold Dhanraj, left, were among those present as a prayer is being said at yesterday's
service at the GCC ground (Photo: Winston Oudkerk)

GlOWing tributes paid to late

G CC president Ne d Sing h

IIE late Mahabir 'Neil'
Hardworking individual in
his over two decades of
Iricket to Guyana and more
;o the famous Georgetown
Pricket Club (GCC) through
tributes-yesterday at his fu-
neral service held at the club.
Prior to the service at the
;ood Hope crematorium on the
;ast Coast of Demerara, Min-
ster of Culture, Youth and
pnort Dr Frank Anthony and
vlinister of Tourism Manniram
iPrashad lauded his outstanding
contribution to the game and for
h~is commitment to the historic
Bourda club.
Prashad, who was a close
friend to the former GCC presi-
d~ent, told the large gathering
which comprised Prime Minis-
er Samuel Hinds and a large
:ross-section of the society that
he will definitely be missed not
:!y for inspiration but also for
is joviality.
"'We all know Singh for
his friendliness and commit-
ment to work at all times and
he family, friends and col-
eagues of Singh are cer-
iainly saddened at his on-
timely death. God knows best
and he does the rest. Neil
hlad played a wonderful in-
nlings before he was run-out

Singh, who was president of
7C'C for the past nine years and
he secretary of the club for eight
ealrs, passed away last Tuesday
naming at the Georgetown Public

Hosital after suffering a massive

Anthony, who said that he
heard the shocking news of
Singh's death while he was in
Antigua during a ministerial visit
to hear of the Allen Stanford
cricket developing plan for the
Caribbean, shared similar senti-
ments of his parliamentarian
colleague Prashad.
"~On behalf of the govern-
mint of Guyana and the Min-
istry of Culture, Youth and
Sport, it is indeed a bitter
moment for Neil's wife, two
children, three brothers, a
sister and his cricket friends
but Mahabir, better known as
Neil, was unfortunately run-
out for 58 after a brilliant in-
nings," Anthony said.
Anthony further stated that
Neil Is irreplaceable because he
had shown impartiality to his
superiors and subordinates and
he had always demonstrated
good leadership during his time
as a member, secretary and boss
at GCC
"HIe has left an indelible
mark in life for his humility,
commitment and hard work to
the people at GCC and after
being run-out for 58, an in-
nings tested with patience,
application and determina-
tion to see the right things

The two other persons who
gave brief tributes were acting
president Harold Dhanraj, and
one of Guyana Cricket Board
vice-presidents Alvin Johnson..

sevBoth m nined about Ne l'
GCC but also to Guyana while
Dhanraj spoke of his closeness to
him and the tremendous job Neil
had done for GCC in his tenure as
Johnson, currently the
president of the Essequibo
Cricket Board, said that the
cricketing public has lost a
great man and he
emphasised that the ground
is scheduled to celebrate its
150th anniversary, but it is
unfortunate that Neil will
not be around to be part of
the celebration.
Other tributes were paid by
the GCC hockey skipper
Phillip Fernandes, who is also
the president of the Guyana
Hockey Board, staff represen-
tative Rudolph Singh, former
president Paul Chan-a-Sue,
trustee of the club Justice Cecil
Kennard, a good friend of Singh
Nirmal Rampersaud and secre-
tary of the GCB Bish Panday-
Panday, the recently
elected president of
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion (GCA) conveyed a mes-
sage to the family and friends
from West Indies batting star
Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
The former West Indies
captain dedicated his unbeaten

when they defeated England in
the second NatWest ODI series
which West Indies won.
Singh was to be cre-
mated at 13:30 h yesterday-

Devon Atkinson, Shawn Hec-
tor, Akeele Clark, Dellon Will-
iams and Shad Femrnades.
SThe U-23s will come from
captain Kelvin Smith, Quincy
Madramootoo, Devon Dummett,
Javin Crawford, Francis Primo,
Philbert Moffatt, Dwain Jacobs,
Shevane Seafor~th, Leon Grumble,
Alpha Sylvester, Quacy Johnson,
Dwight Peters, Edison Gomes,
Calvin Shepherd and Shemroy

noon is 16:00 h and Techni-
cal Director, Trinbagonian
Jamnal Shabazz, is expected to
be on the sidelines for the

A STRONG Georgetown All
Stars selection will, this af-
ternoon, oppose the National
U-23 squad, now preparing for
next month's Caribbean Foot-
ball Union's (CFU) Olympic
The game set for the GFC
ground is another in a series of
warm-up matches being played
by the U-23s who were ex-
pected to travel to French
Guiana to play their counter-

ment. A reliable source has,
however, informed that the tour
is off.
Last weekend the U-23s
hammered a Bartica All Star

team 6-1, but this afternoon
they confront a more formi-
dable line-up, inclusive of*
several past senior nationals
like goalkeeper Shawn
Johnson, utility players Dirk
Archer and Omali Nassy, de-
fenders K~elvin McKenzie
and Neville Stanton,
midfielders Jerome
Richardson and Phillip
Rowley together with forward
Dexter Bentick.

reads: Dwayne Ally, Wen~dell St
Hill, Shem Porter, Renault
Fraser, Travis Grant, Solomon
Austin, Anthony Harding, Dex-
ter Mollyneaux, Kester Allen,

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The return of Panesar and
Liam Plunkett at the expense

Miclaea Iard cl aove te h st
the same side who had suc-
ceeded in the series opener aI
West Indies retained the
same XI who had played in both
previous matches'
Anderson struck a blow ~ol
teamn morale in the third over to
oust Devon Smith, edging a drive
to lan Bell at backward point.
But England, who endured L
moderate day' in the field, soon
found themselves under pressure
Alastair Cooki at short ex
tra cover. could not cling on to
a firmly struck drive froml Gayl~
in the very next over, but it wa!
Bell's drop of Gayle on 20
which was the major erro-.
Anderson. in the middle o
a spell of 1-17 fromt six overs
cramped the Jamaican left
hander for room and the bal
looped straight towardls thi
Warwickshire man at point.
But Bell completely mnis
read its flight and barely got hit
hands to the chance-
A flurry of runs followed,

(Please turn to page 22)


WEST Indies crushed En-
gland for the second time in

nwedeaky NatWehtos ie 2t-1 a
Trent Bridge. .
The tourists capitalised ex-
pertly on some wild bowling,
putting on 116 off the last 10
overs for a total of 289-5.
Chris Gayle and Runako
Morton both made 82, Dwayne
Bmvo 42 from'24 balls with Stuart
Broad taking 0-71 in nine overs,
Daren Powell with 4-40, in-
cluding Kevin Pieter~sen for a
duck, aird Fidel Edwards with
3-30 were superb as England
were bowled out for 19)6 to lose
by 93 runs.
The innings had reached the
45th over when Ravi Rampaul
trapped Monty Panesar lbw.
It is back to the drawing-
board for coach Peter Moores
and captain Paul Collingrwood
as they assess two disappoint-
ing performances with the
prospect of a much tougher
seven-match series against India
in the offing.
Gayle won the toss against
an England side showing two
changes from the team that lost
the second match ~of the series
at Edgbaston.

` kota Circuit and as expected,
the showdown is between lo-

Mark Vieira and Andrew
Kina1gropTresedtr K.
Both are anticipating a good.
race day and good competition
fr~om the other.
Vieira, who has dominated
the local scenes recently and
Mwho- will be driving his Digicell
Shell Powrer Mazda RX7, said
that he is looking forward to a
Sgoodl da~y of racingi. He acknowl-
edgedl that it would be difficult
to take all the ra~cecs, and is con-
scious thalt King will be coming
w~ith a good car.
'"Hei (King) has a good car;
it will be a goodl ralce."
King,. on the mother hand, will
be racing a new spa'ce-frame
MLazda~ RX7. Hei ha~s had some
engine problems but said every-
thing should be in shape for
today's ra~ce.
He feecls that despite his car
the raice can go either way. "It
is level between the two of us;
if one has a slight problem then
tha\t is it for him.

in the Gro 2 unl is 1ak
ter a break is anticipating a~ vic-
to y. He feels tha~t the one
drivers will not be up to the
A total of 19.races are
calrded for the day and the ac-
tion starts at 09:00O( h. Some 1 1
visitors will participate in the
According to information
from the Guyana Motor Racing
and Sports Club (GMR&SC)
five Surinamese and six USA-
based Guyanese will battle with
the locals.
Of the 19 events three
Share rookie races.

Andrew King

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L.Bell c Dwayne Smith
b Edwards 27 .
ICPletersen c Devon Smith
bPowell 0
O.Shah c Ramdin
b Dwayne Smith t 51
P.Collingwood b Bravo 44
D.Mascawrenhas c Gayle -
b Edwards 5
LPlunketi'cSamuelsbEdwards 2.
S.Broad cGayle bPowell 5
-M.Panesar lbw bRampaul 13
J.Anderson not out 11
Extras:(b-4, b-3, w8, nb4) 19 -
Total:{allout,44.2overs) 194
Fall o wickets: 1-6, 2-29, 3-33, 4-72,
5-144, 6-162,7-162, 8-168, 4171.
Bowling: Powell 10-2-40-4, Rampaul
7.2-0-25-1. Dwayne Smith 10-0-601,
Edwards 10-1-30-3, Gayle 2-0-11-0,
Bravo 5-0-23-1. *

C.Gayle c & b Plunkett 82
Devon Smith c Bell b Anderson 13
S.Chanderpaulc Pietersen
-b Plunkett 33
M.Samuels cPrior bPlunkett 9
R.Morton not out 82
D.Bravo b Anderson. -:.42
Dwayne Smith not out =:4
Extras:(b-5, IMW,w-9,nb-4) 24
Total: (five wickets 50 overs) 289
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-93, 3-108, 4.-
193, 5-285.
Bowling: Anderson 10-0-51-2,
Plunkett10-0-59-3, Broad 9-0-71-0,
Panesar &428-0, Mascarenhas 8-0-
28-0, Collingwood 7-041-0
ENGLAND innings
A.Cook c Dwayne Smith
b Powell 18
M.Prior c Ramdin b Powell 1

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Captain of the West Indles cricket team Chris Gayle, centre, holds aloft the NatWest
trophy after a series win against England was secured during the third ~and~
final ODI match at Trent Bridge. (Yahoo Sport)

Unzder-15 football I..

Venus shars to fourth

Wimbledon title
Venus Williams collected heir fourth Wimbledon crown by over-
coming Marion Bartpli 6-4, 6-1, becoming the lowest seed ever

Wilea t, seed 2 rd, came firing out of the blocks, serv-
ing out to love in the o~nihg game and then breaking Bartoli
courtesy of a double fault from -the French number 18 seed.
(See full story on page 26)

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KO stage. Bartica only need
a draw to advance while Up-
per Demerara must win if
they hope to qualify follow-
ing their opening 1-0 loss to
West Demerara.
In the second game,
(Please turn to page 23)

East Bank 5-1, while West
Demerara and Bartica
played to a one-all draw
when action mn the Guyana
Football Federation's (GFF)
Inter-Association U-15 com-
petition continued yester-
day at the 'llcville Commu-

nity ground.
In the first of the double-
header played under soggycorn-
ditions, second-half goals at ei-
ther ends of the field resuhed in
the first stalemate of the sevn-
team tournament which sisrted
last weekend. Mid~ield~er,
Hamley Martindale g~ave Bzktica

the lead ten minutes into the
second half, but 12 minutes later
Akleem Nonrille delivered the
equaliser to propel `West
Dewmeara into the semi-finals.
Barlticawill confront Up-
per Demerara in the final
graoup 'A'" apth to determine
the last placir in the final four

WEST Indies captain Chris
Gayle said the team utilised
criticism of their perfor-
mance to inspire them to a
one-day international series
The Windies lost the four-
match Test series 3-0 and act-
ing skipper Gayle said: "A lot
of people wrote us off and we
used that as motivation.
"It was embarrassing but
we have now shown the public
what we're capable of.
"I think the curfew might
be off tonight, we are going
to move forward and put the
bad things behind us."
The last remark was a ref-
erence to Gayle's wrangle with
the West Indies Cricket Board,
which culminated in a censure
when he criticised selection
policy and board policies.
"I don't know if I have a
battle with them right noty but
we'll see what happens after
the series," the languid Jamaican
Man-of-the-match Daren
Powell claimed 4-40 and was
delighted to dislodge key
man Kevin Pietersen.
"From the first ball at
Lord's he has been on my list,
he is one of the big bats in
world cricket. I love to see him
play but not while I'm bowling.

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Miss 8 uyana War Id 2007


Page H

. Sunday Chronicle Jluly 8; 2067

If it's problem skin getting you down, dimpled bits
right foods and getting the right exercise can give
you the A-list body you've dreamed of.
Here are some of the' most common complaints and how to
tackle them using a diet and exercise plan inspired by celebrities:

A-list aim: Get glowing skin like Tyra Banks, whose smooth
honey-coloured limbs are the eny of women across the world.
On the inside: Tuck into all the lovely fresh fruit and veg in
season during summe and make sure you get at least five portions
a day. Tyra loves Mexican food, particularly guacamole, which is
made from avocadoes stuffed ~full of Vitamin E for beautiful skin,
as well as cleansing garlic and lemon.
On th ud:r Kik-sti 1ou sicltonb o brushig
your heart. Regular exfoliation followed by a rich moisturiser will
soon leave your skin looking fresh and revitalised.

Flabby thighs
A-list aim: Have the toned curves of Halle Berry, who caused
Bond fans to choke on their popcorn when she emerged from the
sea in her orange bikini, in Die Another Day.
On the inside: To help beat the bulge, fill up on wholegrains
like brown rice and pasta as well as plenty of pulses and grains
such as quinoa and lentils. Low-fat and nourishing whole foods like
these can stop you reaching for a chocolate bar when sugar levels
plummet. Green leafy vegetables and nuts such as almonds will also

On the outside: A small amount of exercise will soon show the
benefit on your bumpy bits, making it even more of an incentive to
persevere. Here are four of Halle's favourite ways to stay long and

Walking If you aren't fond of the gym, try the simplest
way t< tone your thigh area. Just park further away from work or
in the supermarket car park to stretch your legs. Give your body a
chance to adjust to greater walking distances, which will lead to
increased endurance.
*' Stair-stepping Basily done at work or at home, climbing
stairs is an excellent way to' target the thighs. Stair-steppers in the
gym provide a fat-burning and muscle-
toning work-
out that will
contribute to rt
the develop- 1 ~
ment of lean, fit pl
legs. Or get in
shape by using j
old-fashioned 1P~Rs~~-par
sh osingr the
or escalators
will soon make
a noticeable dif-
ference to your
cling -Riding
your bike out-
side is a good ex-
cuse to get out of
the house and
rapidly gives you
long-lasting re-
sults. Cycling
and mountain biking provide a great cardiovascular and toning work-
out and you're burning fat fast where it counts.
Swimming Vary your style in the pool to provide inul-
tiple workouts for the thigh area; butterfly and backstroke, as well

Please see page II

Bg irrr BresS)xr

beauty tips inside and out

THn aSsociation with the Ministry of Culture, Yoiuth and Sport

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National Communications Network inc. reserves the right to
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Inspection of Tower will be done only by prior arrangement.

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Tenders for the erection of 300 Feet High Guyed TV Tower at
Anna Regina, Essequibo.

User specifications detailing the work and materials to be
executed and supplied, may be collected by interested firms
from the Human Resources Officer, NCN for a non-
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Tenders must be deposited with the Human Resources
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fruit also helps burn off fat cells. Hot water and lemon first thing
in the morning is great for your digestion, or try peppermint tea
instead of your usual cuppa.
On the outside: J-Lo knows you don't need to perform hun-
dreds of sit-ups to firm your abs. For the flattest tummy, you only
need to do 15 to 20 reps of an exercise which takes a maximum of
just ten minutes just two or three times a week. Try a combination

as freestyle and breaststroke, all use a repetitive contraction of
the leg muscles. The constant kicking in swimming provides an out-
standing workout for the thighs.

Hollywood top tip: Lead the eye. Draw attention away from
the bits you don't like with a glamorous sequinned bikini top
if you have a fabulous cleavage, or have a pedicure to draw
attention to your pretty feet If all else fails, slip into a gor-
geous kaftan like curvy Catherine Zeta Jones and Jerry Hall.

Saggy bumn
A-list aim: Beyonce's curvy hips and bum make the
bootylicious singer stand out in a crowd of sl~ck-thin celeb-
On the inside: Improve circulation and clear toxins by boosting
your metabolism which will give you more energy to exercise too.
Eat plenty of protein like beans and lentils, as well as nuts and
seeds rich in essential fatty acids. Fresh fruit and vegetables, espe-
cially Brussel sprouts, spinach, parsley and cabbage, are great but
avoid tea, coffee, soft drnks and sugar.
On' the outside: Like your thighs, you can see the difference on
your behind quickly if you do the right exercises. Beyonce's danc-

of crunches and reverse curls to make sure you tone your stomach
muscles from both ends. Any form of regular, cardio exercise will
also help you get that super-sexy stomach by shedding the layer
of fat covering the muscles.
Hollywood top tip: Ditch the booze. Not only does al-
cohol provide 'empty' calories, which become fat if they're
not burnt off, it also irritates the stomach lining and in-
testines, causing your tummy to swell. If you can't give
it up, just try cutting down it's not called a beer belly
for nothing!

A-list aim: Jessica Simpson's smooth, dimple-free legs in
The Dukes of Hazzard drew admiring glances from men and
women alike.
On the inside: Experts believe we need to build the skin from
the inside out to give us those streamlined thighs we all crave. The
key building blocks of the body are amino acids found in beans,
wholegrains and seeds, essential fatty acids found in flaxseeds, wal-
nuts and cold water fish, and lecithin found in soya and eggs. When
she has to get in shape for a part, Jessica also cuts down on sugar
and salt as these are thought to trap fluid in cells, contributing to
the dreaded orange-peel effect.
On the outside: Massaging body lotion into the backs of
your thighs and your bum after a bath or shower can help
reduce cellulite by improving circulation. Some specially de-
signed anti-cellulite lotions contain ingredients to improve the
skin's elasticity it won't banish all lumps and bumps but it
will make skin smoother.
Hollywood top tip: Water. Up your fluid intake drinking
more water (at least eight glasses or two litres a day) will help
flush impurities out of your system. And remember, cellulite
affects all of us, even skinny girls, so love your shape.

Frori page 11

Hollywood top tip: Be confident. Men prefer real curvy
women to stick-thin model types so make the most of your
booty. Short-style bikini bottoms may seem like a safe option
but will just draw more attention to your behind so stick to a
bright, high-sided shape to emphasise your curves.

]ilat tununy
A-list aim: Jennifer Lopez has a womanly tum to die for toned
and taut but still with a feminine outline.
On the inside: If you suffer from bloating, try a probiotic drink
each day or live yoghurt which contains healthy bacteria. Dried fruit
such as prunes or apricots can tackle constipation and fresh grape

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.. .

ing helps keep her toned and supple, but here are five moves you
can do in the privacy of your own home:

Lunge Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and take a

1Lo er yor borwd d
rectly down so your
front knee lines up with
your ankle (your back
knee should be almost
touching the floor).
Push off with your back
foot and take a large
steprforwtud mith you
to the edge of the ro m
then turn around and re-
peat. Remember to contract your bum cheeks as you lower.
Step Step onto the bottom step of the stairs with your
right foot and lift your left knee to hip height. Step down with
your left foot, and then repeat on the right side.
K~ick Start on your hands and knees and raise your left
leg until it is parallel with the floor (keep a slight bend in the knee).
Support your weight with your arms and right leg. Contracting your
butt, lift your left leg up and towards the ceiling, keeping it bent.
Return to the starting position and swap legs.
Lift Lie on your back, knees bent, feet.on the floor. Place
your arms at your sides then, exhaling and contracting the glutes,
push your hips up towards the ceiling and lift your bum off the
floor. Inhaling, slowly return to the starting position but hover for
a moment just above the floor.
Squat Place your feet shoulder-width apart and, keeping
your back straight, lower towards the floor as if you were sitting
on to a chair. Contract the glutes as you lower and don't let your
knees go over your toes (you should be able to see your feet at all
times). Stop when the knees are at a 90 degree angle and return to
rthe starting position and repeat.

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by Petamber Persaud

I n the be inn ,te th e lb e tr e na but th i
it written in Dutch, French, German,
IPortuguese and Spanish and much of what
was written in 'foreign languages' is inaccessible,
irretrievable or is totally lost.
Whatever Guyanese literature first written in foreign languages
and now available in English is a confirmation of man's continued
quest for knowledge.
In the beginning, a great part of the literature about this coun-
try was written by Europeans in English then translated into other
languages, all wrought by nature of the time a season of discov-
ery coiduea txmpe a w at 1ape op the first book about this

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Page IV

Siindaji Chronicle July 8, 2007

~3~ P~~B~BER FEE~Stlil~

~- ~~

aprendido/today a sp~eck/hoy
uno mota/tomorrow a hero/
manana un heroe/hero of
monster/heroe o monstruo/
you are consumed/tu eres
consumido/...Like a gid/

GUIANA, written by Walter
Raleigh. Published in 1596, it
became an international
bestseller and was reissued in all
the major European languages
of the day. Another good ex-
ample is Charles Waterton's
'Wanderings in South America',
1826. It was translated into
French, Dutch and Spanish and
endorsed by Dickens, Darwin
and Roosevelt.
Now it is a sort of reverse
with Guyanese literature;
many significant books writ-
ten by Guyanese writers in
English are been translated
into foreign languages. A
chronological listing of such
examples is fraught with pit-

falls so here are a few ran-
dom samplings.
'Black Midas' by Jan
Carew can be read in Spanish,
Portuguese, German and Rus-
sian. 'Black Midas' is about the

how he made a fortune as a
porkknocker in the jungles of
Guyana and how he squandered
it. This story is coloured by en-
gaging adventure in the interior
of the country and the drama of
life on the coastland.
Other books by Carew
are also in translation.
'Selected Poems' by
Martin Carter, edited by
David Dabydeen, can now
be enjoyed also in Spanish.
This volume was translated
by Salvador Ortiz-
Carboneres. In her introduc-
tion, Gemma Robinson
noted that to read Carter's
work in Spanish 'is to
recognize readily what has
always been true: that this
Guyanese poet speaks with~
.and international voice'.
Here is an oft quoted
'You are involved/Tu~
estas comprometido/This I
have learnt/Esto he

formative years of a poor village
boy whose fortunes changed for
the better; then in adulthood


oebm/cooa unu tjd/s sptu
the pattern/es hilado el
diseno/all are involved/todos
estamos comprometidos/all
are consumed/todos somos
Some of Carter's poetry is
also in Dtch and Hindi.poua

books by Wilson Harris can be
had in German, 'Der Palast der
Pfauen', in Spainsh, 'El palacio del
pavo real', in French 'L'echelle se-
crete', and Portuguese, 'Longa
Brn in 21 in British
Guiana, Harris migrated to
England in 1959. He is
Guyana's nat pisoHfic no ele
Honorary Doctorate Degiees
from universities around the
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The Govemnment of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the
Government of Canada' through the Canadian Intemationial Development Agency
(CIDA) have signed an agreement to finance several projects under the Basic Needs
TFUst Fund (BNTF) Fifth Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is expected to
be implemented in 200712008. The sub-projects consist primarily of buildings and other
Civil WOrks aimed at improving the socio and economic :infrastructure.

The B8Sic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-projects:

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the Office of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G/town
in the form of a MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS
TRUST FUNDS.Tender Documents can be purchased for a nion-
refundable fee of G410,000 per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N J.S. and Tax Compliance
CertifiCates (both of which should be in the name of individual or firm
submitting the bid) should be addressed to the Project Manager,
and deposited in the Tender Box of the Basic Needs Trust at 237
Camp Street, SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on or before 10:00 am
on Friday, August 3, 2007.

Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the
name Of the sub-'project clearly marked on the top left hand
COrner. The envelope should in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest
Or any ~other tender.

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of
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PrOject Manager
July 5, 2007.

IN 1962, Ramessar
who went to shoot
Wild ducks with his
father-in-law Baldeo, is
alle ed to. have shot
Baldeo to death be-
cause he (Baldeo)
"wanted to take away
Bly wife"
Upon his arrest by the po-
lice Ramessar is reported to
have said, "I kill one, a man got

was palpably hearsay. Ap-
peal allowed.

Delivering the judgment
of the Court, President Ar-
cher noted that the appellant
was convicted of the murder
of Baldeo who was also
known as "Diamond". The
two men left together for
Wellington Park a out 6
o'clock on the morning of
24th June, 1962 to shoot

sister-in-law and it was estab-
lished that the gun was
Baldeo's,, The troussers and
shorts which the appellant was
Swearing on the morning of 24th
June 1962, were also found in
the yard..
The appellant was ar-
rested on 5th July, 1962, for
the murder of Baldeo. Evi-
dence was given that upon
his arrest he said, Ikill one,
a man got to punish for his

point out that it is clear from
the authorities that a child
can only be sworn to give evi-
dence if he understands the
nature and obligation of an
oath. It is'not enough that
he is aware of his duty to
speak the truth.
There is no set form of
questions to be put to him by
the judge who is enquiring into
his competency to testify on
oath, but they must be such
that his answers will enable the
j dge to deid whelhr not

ture of an oath and what the tak-

ing of it implies,
It is therefore eminently
desirable that the inquiry
conducted by the judge be re-
corded in the form ofques-
tions and answers so that if
any question as to the
child's competency should
arise, it can be determined
whether the judge's conclu-
sion was justified or not. In
this case, the record does not
disclose the questions put by

Please turn to pg

He contended that the
evidence of the confession
was irrelevant, or, if rel-
evant, highly prejudicial; that
Senjawally's evidence was in-
admissible because the judge
had not satisfied himself that
Senjawally was competent to
give evidence on oath, and
that the evidence that the ap-
pellant had shot at his fa-
ther-in-law was hearsay, and
not proof of the shooting,
but it thad been so treated by

The President went on to

to punish for his deeds."
At his jury trial, Ramessar
was convicted by the jury and
sentenced to death by hanging.
The convicted man ap-
pealed against his conviction
and sentence. Represented by
Mr. B. O Adams, Q.C. and Mr.
Rex Mc Kay, S.C., he submit-
ted several grounds, the chief
one being the evidence of an
11l-year-old-boy who did not
understand the nature and obli-
gation of the oath. He had his
evidence wrongly accepted by
the trial judge.
The then Senior Crown
Counsel, Mr. J. C. Gonsalves-
Sabola appeared for the Crown.
ApThe Carsibbean bCourt o
dent Archer, and Justices of Ap-
peal Donald Jackson and
Alexander Luckhoo, observed:
The appellant was con-
victed of murder. The trial judge
admitted the evidence of an 11
year old boy without examining
him upon his understanding of
the nature and obligation of an
oath. Evidence was also admit-
ted from a prosecution witness
while being cross-examined by
the defence that shortly before
he arrested the appellant, he had
received information that the
appellant had discharged a fire-
arm at his father-in-law.,

The Appellate Court

(i) a child can only be
sworn to give evidence if he un-
derstands the nature and obliga-
tion of an oath. It is not enough
that he is aware of his duty to
speak the truth;
(ii) the inquiry conducted
by the judge should be recorded
in the form of questions and an-
swers so that if any question

soul acie dt ca bne nete
mined whether the judge's con-
clusion was justified or not. -
(iii) The evidence concern-
ing the incident between the ap-
pellant and his father-in-law

ducks. Baldeo was carrying
his own shot gun but the ap-
pellant wais unarmed. About
20 minutes after they had left
Baldeo's house, a shot was
'heard coming from the direc-
tion in which they had gone.
About7 a~m. the appellant
was seen walking quickly on
the Wellington Park sideline
dam going towards the pub-
lic road.
He was then alone and car-


trying a shot gun Shortly after
the appellant rode up on a cycle
and stopped in front of the
house of his father-in-law. He
had the gun in a bag but it was
in was dismantled. He fixed the
gun and after a conversation
with his sister-in-law he went
with her to her home. On their
way there, a police vehicle
passed and the appellant threw
the gun into a swamp.
Baldeo's dead body was
found about 2 p. m. in a clump
of bushes near the building reef
at Wellinton Park. A post-
mortem examination was held
on the next day and the medical
opinion was that he had died
before 11 a.m. on 24th June,
1962, from asphyxia caused by
gun-shot wounds on the neck
wih could not have been self

The stock of the gun which
the appellant threw into the
swamp was later recovered.
The barrel and lock were found
in the yard of the appellant's

deeds." He was taken to the
police station where, after be-
ing cautioned, he made a
statement in which he said
he had borrowed the gun
from Baldeo to frighten his
father-in --law who had taken
his wife away from him. The
prosecution relied on a pas-
sage in this statement as an
admission by the appellant
that h'e was present when
Baldeo was shot.
The theory of the prosecu-
tion was that the appellant had
had, before setting out for
Wellington Park, made up his
mind to kill Baldeo and they put
forward as proof of this inten-
tion the evidence of Pearshal

boy, who said that he started to
follow the appellant and Balde
when they were on the way to
Wellington Park but turned back
because the appellant had told
him that he would kill him if
he did not do so.
The suggestion was that the
appellant's threat was made in
order to prevent Senjawally
fromn witnessing the killing of
Baldeo. The evidence of this
witness was given at the trial
without objection by the de-
fence. There was however, con-
siderable argument upon the ad-
missibility of the alleged confes
sion made by the appellant at
the time of his arrest.
The judge admitted the evi-
dence, whereupon counsel for
the defence elicited from the
constable who made the arrest
that shortly before he arrested
the appellant, he had received
information that the appellant
had discharged a firearm at his
Counsel for the appellant,
the President of the Court said,
had relied on several grounds of
appeal, butdhi mdi subtm se

admissibility of the alleged con-
fession of Keanshal Senjawally's
evidence and of the evidence
concerning the incident between
the appellant and his father-in-

Co nvi cted


freed by

Appellate Court

YiF Byf Gerg Brca

" r

befriended my boss when she was hurting and going through a divorce. We fell in
love and started dating, but soon realized chaos due to the newness of her divorce and
our working together. The relationship was tough arid complicated. She walked away,
Then I did the same.
I told her I would quit my job
so we could have a chance to see' .

"a hte do ueaone so 1e.
thought that ivas a great idea and
part of me felt relief. But it wasn't

sible to keep emotions out of the
way so we can relate as professionals.
Things are a little better now, but they will never be normal. She is the boss and has the power. I
can't tell you how many times I left her office or a meeting feeling like I was under a rock. I believe
she is overcompensating by being extra tough, and I have to tell you, I work my tail off.
Many times I asked her to treat me like the others, but she can't seem to admit she treats me
different. My peers know she has been tough on me, but they do not know why. It's embarrassing.
I think I need to move on and soon. I am looking for a job, have had interviews, and can live without a
paycheck for a year.
Am I running, or is tlus common sense to get out of a situation that makes us both extremely
uncomfortable? I have learned a valuable lesson for sure.

Evan, in the novel "Vanity Fair" William Makepeace Thackeray made a telling observation. He
wrote, when one person has obligations to another and they have a falling out, it "makes of the former
a much severer enemy than a mere stranger would be." When things get sticky, our minds leap to see
the other party as the villain. We deny our part in the affair, and as Thackeray said, attribute to others
"the most sinister motives."
Thackeray wrote of a falling out between businessmen, but many situations are variations on this
same theme. For example, a woman is unhappily married. After she decides to divorce her husband,
she shares all of her husband's faults with a friend.
Then she changes her mind and returns to the husband. Perhaps she couldn't find anyone else,
perhaps she feels more financially secure with him, or perhaps unhappiness is so familiar she is afraid
to seek something better. But having aired her dirty laundry to a friend, she now feels compelled to
give the friend the coldest of cold shoulders.
Why? Because it is impossible to pretend to be happily married around a person who knows the
truth. The woman wishes her friend would simply vanish from her life. This mental reaction' allows
the woman to pretend to herself and to the world she is in a good marriage.
For your boss, you are her Achilles' heel. Romantic involvement gave you intimate knowledge
about her, more leverage in the workplace, and weakened her authority. At least that's how she sees
it. She is chagrined. Now she seeks to put you in your place as her subordinate.
Much is written about open and honest communication in the workplace, but none of it works
when the boss is unreceptive. There simply is no technique you can use to get her to relent. You
make her feel emotionally vulnerable. Seeing you sets.her off. That's not your intention, but you are
powerless to alter her emotions.
Unless your company is large enough for you to transfer to another department, leaving
for greener pastures seems like the best option. Before you leave, share the real reason for
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deeper into the jaw bone). In
most cases these displaced
teeth have to be removed.
The dentist analyses the
clinical picture before
deciding to extract the
displaced tooth.
If a child's tooth is knocked
out of his mouth, it can be
replaced. The tooth should be
placed in milk immediately and
taken along with the child to the
dentist within two hours of the
Trauma to temporary
teeth can cause psychological
affliction to the child unlike an

adult. If` these require more
than six months to be replaced
by the underlying permanent
ones, special effort should be
made to preserve them in the
dental arch. Failure to do so
could result in crowding
('riders') and malococlusion (
abnormal bite) unless a space
retainer ( a type of denture) is
fabricated for the child.
Parents should not
insist on extraction, but
allow the dentist to advise
on the proper recourse so
that any hasty action would
not be regretted.

that the dental health
of a person is prima
Irily decided during
the pre-school period of that
person's life with the role
played by the parent or
guardian being an essential
factor. But while tooth decay
is the principal agent which
decimates an individual's
oral health, traumatic inju-
ries form an important part
of this, especially in chil-
A recent study of injuries to
primary teeth showed children
two to four years of age with
the highest incidence. Falling
against an object has been
described as the most common
cause of dental injury, and the
most como typ o nuy t

displaced. Other studies have
shown soft tissue injuries and
enamel dentine fractures to be
the most prevalent,
Clinical evaluation of the
injured pre-school child can be
difficult because the dentist is
often dealing with distraught
parents and a frightened and
cooperative child, at the most
inconvenient times of the day or
Crown fractures of primary
teeth involving enamel only are
usually not restored or filled,
All that is needed is slight
reshaping of the biting edge to
improve aesthetics. However,
involvement of dentine in the
crown fracture necessitates
restoration to seal the exposed
dentinal tubules that contain
nerve endings.
Because of short roots,
primary teeth root fractures
are unusual. The location of
a root fracture in a primary
tooth usually determines the

outcome. Only when the x-
rays show that the tip is
broken should the tooth be
treated. When the fracture is
closer to the crown, the tooth
is usually very shaky and has
to.be extracted.
Sometimes a child may
suffer a blow to a tooth without
it being displaced from its
normal position. The structures
supporting would be injured.
This condition is called
concussion. The tooth is usually
tender to biting pressure and
may be shaking with bleeding
occurring around the crown.
No treatment is indicated
other than slight filing of the
chewing surface if the child
complains of biting sensitivity.
Mobile teeth generally tighten
up on their own after a few
-weeks. The parent should be
instructed to give the child a soft
diet and progress back to normal
foods according to the child's
tolerance. The future for

concussed teeth is good.
Displacement occurs
more frequently than crown
or root fracture because of
the resilience of the alveolar
bone and the short tooth
roots. These injuries may be
extrusive (tooth being
knocked straight outward),
lateral or intrusive (driven

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Sunday Chronicle July 8, 2007

backyard led to the back of Em-
pire, I would lie awake in bed
listening to Empire's huge
screen as the windows in House
and Balcony were opened
throughout the 8.30 pi~ show.
I lvotld recognize the deep lazy
voice, of Robert Mitchum, the
shrill precise passionate tone of
Elizabieth Taylor, or the unmis-
takable rhythmic emotional out-
bursts of a great actress like Bar-
bara Stanwyck.
The aroma of chowmein
and patties from a nearby
restaurant waiting on the
midnight crowd to emerge
from Empire titillated my
senses. But I could not turn
my back on Kitty. In the af-
ternoons I rode back to the
neighbourhood of my friends
in Barr Street, but now I took
pride in my appearance, wore
boat neck jerseys, pink and
gold striped shirts, slim
dacron slacks, white Italian
loafers, ahd so on. It was
around this time that I first
saw some guys from the
Plaza Side dressed almost the
same way I was while playing
ping-pong beneath a nearby

when as an eight-year-old boy
my sisters and one of our young
vivacious female relatives who
drove a car, decided to take us
to the 4.30 matinee of 'TRA-
PEZE', and exciting new film
with popular stars Burt
Lancaster, Janet Leigh, and
Tony Curtis as circus perform-
ers also romantically involved.
I remember we arrived at
the corner of New Market and
Camp streets, but went no
further. The entire block be-
tween New Market and
Middle streets had cars
parked on both sides of
Camp Street, gaily dressed
crowds could be seen stand-
ing outside Plaza and in the
avenue many walked towards
us, perhaps strolling to the
seawall, telling us 'Sold out
When my old man decided
to move our family to a bigger
house in Central Georgetown
during 1962's turbulence, it was
to a neighbourhood in East
Street around the corner from
the magnificent Empire cinema
on Middle Stseet. '
So many nights in the new
house on East street, whose

By Terence Roberts

now, and all
Those years of
seeing Westerns like "THE
with Robert'Io and Rich
ard Widmark, comedies
ELS" with Jerry Lewis and
Dean Martin, swinging mu-
sicals like HIGH SOCI-
ETY with Frank Sinatra,
Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby
and Louis Armstron had
taught us how to stay on the
right side of the law, how to
appreciate the Arts, how to
laugh and keep being posi-
tive, how to dress like suave
gentlemen and playboys.
We began to pass down our
glossy technicolour photo cards
of film stars to younger friends,
cards that were left with the
sweet aroma of bubblegum
strips peeled off from behind
photos of actors and actresses

Derek, the handsome but con-
stantly led astray young actor;
Ava Gardner, the adventurous
play girl, never bitter, always
sweet; Jennifer Jones, the girl
who takes risks for passionate
love; Dale Evans, the cowgirl
whose smart mind and tom-boy
skills makes her good company;
Debra Paget, the slim wildly
beautiful actress whose bravery
and loyalty in films like
"APACHE we could never
forget. ...
Once we became fans of
cinema-going, all cinemas be-
came attractive to us. The most
attractive ones were those with
a beautiful and interesting archi-
tecture inside and out. Add to
this the films that were shown
and you have a building citizens
are attracted to each day. In
Guyana today, one of the big-
gest losses to public life in
Georgetown at least is the end
of the era when cinemas exhib-
ited several poster boards with
at least half a dozen different
film doubles that were showing
at 1pm, 4.30 and 8.30 pm, to-
daytomorrow midweek week-

contemplated were not only 'ac-
tion' films with violent and ag-
gressive characters, guns etc, but
intelligent, social, and romantic
posters with scenes reflecting
these values within the films
It was here that the fash-
ion styles of beautiful glam-
orous actors and actresses in-
fluenced the appearance and
civilized attitudes of young
and old Guyanese alike.
This was one major inspira-
tion behind GT's glamorous
cinema fans.
Cinemas were once places
which brought an enormous

liveliness to cities, towns, and
rural neighborhoods. The
pleasant liveliness of these
places dropped drastically when
their cinemas closed down.
Today's Georgetown at after-
noon and night is a prime ex-
ample. Going to the cinema was
a public celebration that en-
hanced the social cohesion of all
types of citizens. The first time
Georgetown's Plaza cinema
made an unforgettable impres-
sion upon me was around 1958,

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the judge to Senjawally. The answers he gave, however, indicate that he was not examined
upon the understanding of the nature and obligation of an oath and he was not therefore com-
petent to give sworn evidence.
Section 71of the Evidence Ordinance Chapter 25, as amended by the Miscellaneous
Enactment, (Amendment) ;Ordinance, 1961, as follows, "Anyone who, being a child, is ignorant
of the nature and obligation of an oath, may be allowed to give evidence without oath or
affirmation, provided that -
(I) the judge shall determine whether the witness is of competent understanding to give that evi-
.(II) Where the evidence of a child admitted by virtue of this section is given by the prosecution,
the accused shall not be liable to be convicted of the offence unless the evidence is corroborated by
some other material evidence in support thereof implicating him."
The Appellate Court's judgment also noted that counsel for the appellant had conceded that
Senjawally was competent to give unsworn evidence, but pointed out that that evidence would have
needed corroboration. There was no conroboration of anything that Senjawally said. Even if, there-
fore, he had been allowed to give evidence not on oath or affirmation that, evidence would have been
President Archer added, "It is of course impossible to know what effect Senjawally's evidence
had upon the minds of the jury, but in view of the nature of the other evidence, it may well have
converted a case of suspicion into one of certainty of guilt and determined the verdict of the jury. On
this supposition, the appellant has lost the chance of an acquittal which was open to him if Senjawally's
evidence had not been admitted-
The appeal is allowed, the conviction quashed and the sentence set aside."


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world. From page IV
The poetry of A. J. Seymour is translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian,
Chinese and Hindi. 'Twelve Poems' was translated into Portuguese by Zuleika Hallais Walsh. And his
well-known 'Tomorrow Belongs to the People' was translated into Spanish. Here's a piece of that
'like a river, the people hold history in their hands/And i:
tomorrow belongs to them/La historic en mans de los pueb-
los aparece como rio corriendolY manana liertenece ya a
And finally, two lesser-known names but just as important
in the scheme of this theme.
'Roll Play' by Roopnandan Singh, short-listed in the fiction ~P ;~~a I ;--
category of the Guyana Prize for Literature was translated to
French. TI
A Spanish version of 'Twenty Four Poems' by Merlin I:
October Persaud is currently under production.
interesh n 1 natclrwor aot p rclbar plae rha btbe
way to know a country, its peoples and its culture than through
its literature. Guyanese literature is doing far more, far more good t
than numerous efforts to market the image of this country. We t
ought to PAY more attention to our literature!
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-
0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com

Li T e tnh a niversary issue of THE GUYANA A J.SEYMOUR
ANNUAL is under production, submissions are in-
vited to various competitions offered and articles of local interest are also wel-
comed. This Guyanese literary and cultural tradition started in 1915. It was
dormant for a few years until it was resuscitated in 1998 by Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh.
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Information needed on Edwina Melville, Rosetta Khalideen, C. E. 3.
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drinking or abusing drugs. A vi-
cious cycle follows. "Physical
dependence on a drug is exacer-
bated by the stress of an un-
healthy relationship, and emo-
tional dependence on a relation-
ship is intensified by the- cha-
otic feeling engendered by
physical attraction and vice"
To create awareness about
one's tendency to love too much
is to question one's own feelings
about love or falling in love.
Here are some questions
for women who may love too
(1) When you meet a
troubled man, moody and un-
predictable, do you find him

(2) Do you believe that
with the right man your prob-
lems will be solved?

(3) Are you "bored"

with nice guys who are open
and honest?

(4) Is having someone
to love the most important
thing in your life?
Support groups are quite
helpful in these matters. A good
counselor would be useful. Un-
derstand the dynamics of the
family; its lifestyle'and eveh
dysfunctions- would be useful.
Information maybe obtained
from National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, 1500 Mas-
sachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 35,
Washington D. C., USA, 2005,
National Coalition Against
Sexual Violence, Austin Rape
Crises Center, P. O. Box 7156,
Austin, Texas 78712, 512-472
Unfortunately such orga-
nized groups are not avail-
able in Guyana. There is no
reason why interested women
cannot start one.

By P.S. Thakur

women who love
too much suffer
Because of the
personality~~~ tat n uly
of childhood experiences.
However, because of an
interplay of biological and
cultural factors, men are
more able to cope and protect
themselves and avoid or
reduce the pl

asctisic fnetures of women
charaters adhesmes mnwhovd
"Thewomens tow ineed to be i
loe" Ther male ovumer-depea-
dcenitcy redtueemn oneef by e
problem woul emerge and sus- r
tie on. A coms. mon feaureis
womacenitc wh eprael mneehod
nt o b lanoved rtn h o
ro~ ots n' earl chidhod t expr-
loenes sucl as he tyeovrdpes of
paentin, absemnce or qualt f b
maoles deo 1n to toe. A
bac" th edo mayhav benther fadi-

thering where the patriarch
deeply disrespected women,
while financially providing for
the family. The father may be
distant. In such a relationship
there is little or no open discus-
sion or expression about love.
For example, in the "need to be
needed", women "continue in
the roles we adopted in our
families of origin" (Norwood:).
As youngsters, these women
denied their own needs to meet
the needs of other family mem-
bers. As such, one is forced to

sefsh ow triesst to become a e
car-gier, seiH eete

abandometwen theno love isc we
not returned. She will try
harder eveny ltlelluting her fins
howf muhhe needris ho~er.uie a
ofen thsee womeny have ay low
us nt be rianialht evh s
care khind, reidable and whou sow
ibntees n men. Forn her the se
Iot ifreqund.Senl said that
women marryn the father thiey
Bo Iuhs t'I'hhis mar Qutru
wmu enarry the manh tobehat y

repreentsrr the father she

because of conditions in her life.
There are problems with family,
money, job, etc., and she will
only gain assurance from a man.
If the relationship becomes,
sour she will turn to food or

struggled with. She wants to
have the same feeling, face
the same challenges that she
encountered growing up. We
see children reenacting dolls
to project their thoughts and
feelings about their child-

hod uharlationship ormrig ease
ntbheays to bredeemthemselvs

Beautym marr s bthe eveaeas
savether famdvre ily. "Tereae
mainyll menad beauty, who
nake wtorise osesta o,

someoe tome contrl and care fr
haim ndhi to make imfel secaure.
Ite wish commone that women
become dependenthi on food or
drugs ast n thebcoe depen-
Beaus eae w h api eas t


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of the Head of the Finane and Contracts Section, the Project Accountant will be
responsible for the execution of the following tasks:

to upgrade the level of service
to the public in the context, of
the current information age,
Chief Librarian Ms Gillian
Thompson told Chronicle
last week.
Upgrading the facilities to
bring them on par with the
changes is an ongoing challenge;
but the toughest one, the age
old problem of borrowers not
returning books continues to
plague the facility.
Mrs Thompson explained
that the Library had reduced the
problem of people tearing out
pages with the introduction of
the photocopying service.
The problem of thefts too
had been reduced somewhat
with the introduction of seco-
rity guards and systems.
But the main challenge con-
tinues to be getting defaulters,
mainly juveniles, to return bor-
rowed books she said.
She said that the Manage-
ment Committee of the Library
is looking at a number of inno-
vations as solutions to this
These may include the
c n oiti n and sai of a


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The National Library: Two years to centenary observances.

actors mainly children, which
will be themed on the impor-
tance of returning books bor-
Viewers are to be educated
on the importance of returning
books for the benefit of other
users and for the preservation of
the educational and cultural as-
sets accumulated over the past
98 years, Mrs. Thompson said.
A current amnesty which
allows delinquent borrowers to
return books without paying
overdues runs until July 31, and
bins have been placed in the
compound of the Library for
defaulters who want to return
the books to deposit them
there in a discreet manner,
"We just want our books
back so that we can continue
to provide a service of pre-
serving our cultural heritage
enshrined in books and pass-
ing it on to future genera-
tions," Mrs Thompson said

Nauina Lbar wsteastt e
lished as the Carnegie Free Li-
brary in 1907 with a grant from
the Philadelphian
philantrophist, Andrew
Mr Carnegie made a grant of
seven thousand pounds sterling
'towards the construction of the
building and the British Guyana

Government and City Council
agreed that they would make an
annual contribution towards its
maintenance and upkeep.
The foundation stone was
laid in 1908 at the current loca-
tion of the Library and the bor-
rowing of books began in Sep-
tember 1909 .
Mr Frank Pacy, Chief
Librarian of the Westminster
Public Services, was credited
with the selection and
purchase of the first stock of
5,700 books for the
The Library started off
with 1500 members and the
amount of books in stock rose
to 40,000 between 1909 and
1939, and then to 100,000 in

The first Librarian was
Ms Emily Murray and the
room housing the Internet
Station has been named the
Emily Murray Relading Room
Please turn.to page

CHIEF Librarian at the National Library Ms Gillian

By Cliffor'd Stanley

The National
established close
Tto one hundred
years ago, has been quietly
facing up to the challenges
of the changing role of
libraries in recent years.
Since the expansion of the
98-year-old Carnegie Building in
2001, the Library, at the corner
of Church and Main Street in
the capital city, has established
a free Internet Station for school
children and is now mulling the
use of an automated catalogue
for easier access to the ever in-
creasing collection of books,
magazines and periodicals on its
The system being consid-
ered is the Computer Documen-
tation Service Integrated Soft-
ware Information System
(CDS/ISIS) in use in many li-
braries overseas.
The computer based cata-
logue to replace the manual
system is just one example of
the inn vadion e hi the di

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SSthday Chnicliee Jui y ti, 2Q00?

Page XI

is home to ninety percent of Guyana's population, although most
of this region is below sea level.
The coastlands can be divided into three general habitats:
coastal forest and mangrove; cultivated lands; and populated
areas. The seashore at low tide also accommodates many mi-
grant species after their long ioulrry fmm othPy runrr ^

Please turnto page XIV

tor bodies to develop different areas of Tourisni to attract more
tourists to Guyana's shores.
Minister of Tourism, Industry ~and C:ommerce Manniram
Prashad said tourism is a high-end acirityl which attracts mostly
persons who are well-off and it isj expected that this will earn sig-
nificant revenue. He pointed out that birders and others in the in-
dustry have advised that Guyana allow the industry to prosper by
its natural resources instead of creating changes, since it is one area
which should not be altered as the birds thrive in natural environ-
The Minister noted that Guyana ha's been featured in sev-
eral international magazines including Birdwatch, Waterlife,
Conde Nast Traveller, Guardian Unlimited, and the
Sundowner. Guyana has also been ranked alongside Peru, also
on the South American continent, which is considered the best
destination in the world for birding.
A recent initiative to assist in developing birding as another tour-
ism product, 'A Field Checklist of the Birds of Guyana' was
launched by the Guyana Birding Tourism Programme which is a
joint initiative of the United States Agency' for International Devel-
opment (USAID)/Guyana Trade and Investment Support (GTIS)
and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA)'.
The list, which features 814 species, was originally published
in 2000, and has been out of print since 2002. Hence, an updated
version was required to accurately reflect the discoveries made in
Guyana since that time. The new version of the list was compiled
by the Smithsonian Institute and was first unveiled at the Ameri-
can Birding Association (ABA) conventioniin April.
Bird watching is an attraction in many, countries on the South
American continent and the Caribbean and draws small groups of
avid watchers and those wanting to get involved in a worthwhile
For many, Guyana is seen as a birding paradise as it is geo-
graphically part of the Neotropics, an area which includes Central
America, the Caribbean and Northern South America, and which
accounts for a quarter of the world's third species.
Birdwatchers are given several easy options when birding
in Guyana, since the country is divided into three distinct- ar-
eas: the Coastlands, the Rainforest and the Savannahs. Each
of the three natural regions offers distinctly different habi-
tats with its own diverse array of species. Without much ef-
fort, several species of these feathered creatures can be seen
in the capital city, Georgetown.

Guyana's Coastal Plain
Extending from Venezuela in the west to Suriname in the east,
Guyana has more than two hundred miles of Atlantic coastline which


- exploring a new avenue in toun~sm

A GINA Feature by Rekha Budhna

rom the capital city to the vast rainforest,
the whistling and chi 'in of hundreds of
birds can be heard as they flit from tree
S to tree. The maiy iniique sgicies that
abound have given rise to a new aspect of tour-
ism-- birding.
Promotional activities launched in the tourism sector in the past
have always centered on Kaieteur Falls and the other natural won-
ders of Guyana. But today Government has adopted a holistic ap-
proach to include other areas in the tourism sector, since these are
seen as viable avenues to garner revenue and offer tourists a diver-
sified tourism product.
Guyana's tourism industry has come a long way and is con-
tinually expanding to offer more options to visitors. Much work is
being done by Government in partnership with several private sec-


Gu ana Chro

teshaun Morgan,
19, is a sports and
dance enthusiast.
Currently a
receptionist with
Zoom Inn
Hotel, she 'says
she is very excited
about Miss Guyana
World. She enters
the pageant with
some experience

Leshaun teaches
Latin and Ballroom
dance. Dance

Sareeka Christina
Singh, 19, enjoys
associating with
people who she can
learn from this
means you'II have to
be older and wiser
than she is. Her
advise to young
people is to "believe
and have faith in
yourself, always aim
for the stars and
don't allow yourself
to be discouraged by
anyone." Sareeka
was one of among
the Sensational
Seven queens se-
lected to represent
Guyana at regional

Hamwattie Radha
Charran, 22, is truly a
Guyanese, not only
by birth, but courting
Igeography as well.
She was born in
Berbice, but two
weeks later she
found herself living
in the Kartabu Forest,
ESSequibo. Next, she
moved to live in
Enmore, East Coast
Demerara. Talk about
crossing three rivers!
She is currently
employed by the
G~uyana Power and
Light Company as a
Senior Internal Audit

Introducing delegates of

.:'-:; .;~- ~~.'.l.s ._ . i~~~

Richmond, 20, is a
lady of~ contrasts.
She credits her
super curves; anu~
fit body to sports.
If you're a fan of
basketball, you
would have
noticed her on the
basketball court.
She is also fond of
singing. Shamaine
works in one of
the most critical
sectors of the
aviation industry,
so she wants to
keep that under


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-55, jiicy 7 V;71T _and Contracts nLa~

The VATAct makes provision for contracts which were entered into before January 1, 2007and which may not
have included provisions relating to VAT.

Section 1 00 (4) of the VATAct states:

"Where a contract was concluded between two or more parties before the entry into operation of this Act,
and no provision relating to tax was made in the contract, the supplier may recover from the recipient tax
due on any taxable supplies made under the contract after the date on which this Act comes into

This means that:

1. Where a contract for the supply of goods and services was signied.before VAT was implemented and
no provision was made in the contract for VAT, the registered supplier can charge VAT on goods and
services supplied after the date VAT was implemented (Janutary 1 2007).

Therefore, a VAT registered supplier of goods and services who heis entered into a contract before the
VATAct became operational should only apply VAT to, or charge VAT on the portions of the transaction
made after the date the VATAct took effect, which is January 1 2007-

The supplier should not apply VAT to the portions of the contract that were supplied or completed
before VAT was implemented. .

2. On the other hand, if the contract was entered into after the date on which VAT was implemented, that
.is January 1, 2007 and did not include a provision for the tax, the contract price is deemed to include
VAT ahd the supplier under the contract is required to account for the VAT due. The VAT amount can
be determined by applying the tax fraction 4/29.

For example, if the contract price is $8,000,000 and the supplier did not cater for VAT in this sum; he
(the supplier) is still required to remit a portion of the milliono, that is, the contract price as VAT to the
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). To determine the portion that should be remitted, the supplier must
multiply the contract price by 4 (8,000,000 x 4) = $32,000,000 and divide the product or answer by 29
($32,000,000 /29) = $1103448.2; therefore, out of the $8 million dollars collected by the supplier,
$1 ,103,448.2 must be remitted to GRA.

Hence, the value of the supply is reduced by the VAT amount and the VAT amount represents sixteen
percent (1 6%) of the red uced contract su m.

Further, if in connection with a supply of goods or services:-

Title to goods passes, delivery of goods is made, or services are rendered after January 1, 2007 but payment
was received or an invoice was issued within three months before that date, that is, between October 1- and
December 31, 2006; then in order to determine the tax period in which the supply occurs or an input tax credit
is allowable, the payment is treated as having been made or the invoice is treated as having been issued on
January 1, 2007.

Therefore, if a supplier to a contract delivered goods or rendered services after VAT took effect, but had
received payment for the goods or services or had issued an invoice within three months before VAT came into
operation, that is, between October 1 and December 31, 2006; then the tax period would be January and the
supplier has to account for VAT.

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

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Scarlet Ibis

the Neotropics.
Eighty percent of Guyana's 83,000 sqi miles is covered with
tropical rainforest. It is geographically linked to the great
Amazon River basin and therefore shares the spectacular avi-
fauna of this region. Birds are by far the most visible of the
fauna of the rainforest, and they add a welcome and diverse
splash of colour and sound to this environment.
In the Mangrove and Coastal woodlands, the habitat supports
a mixture of forest and seashore species including the Scarlet Ibis,
Egrets, Herons, Gulls and other species of the seashore. The culti-
vated areas play host to many including Hawks, Tanagers, Flycatch-
ers, Finches, Blackbirds and Orioles.
Even our capital city is home to almost two hundred species
such as the Snail and Kite, as well as several species of Tanagers,
Parrots and Hummingbirds.

Guyana's Savannahs
In Guyana there are two, distinct areas of savannah; the inter-
mediate and Rupununi S~avaiahs. This ecosystem accommodates
a wril vruit sof wadr o a 1 inildoenStorks smses, Duicks ad

savannahs bordering th~e Kanuku Mountains are particularly rich in
birdlife as there is an overlapping of species, such as the magnifi-
cent Harpy Eagle.' .i

Spectacular Rainforest Species
?The Rainforest provides a habitat for more than half of
the bird species found in Guyana which includes the most fas-
cinating and spectacular birds in the world.
The canopy supports inany species such as the elusive Harpy
Eagle, Toucans, Macaws and Parrots, including the endangered Scar-
let Macaw.
In the middle section of the forest, Hummingbirds, Trogans,
Jacamars, Tanagers, Woodpeckers and Anthirds are other spe-
dies are found. This section is also home to the distinguished
Cock of the Rock and the ever present Screaming Phea which
provides the familiar voice of the rainforest.
The fallen fruits found on the forest floor provide food for many
species such as Tinamous, Curassows, Guans, Chacalacas and
Trumpeters which can usually be seen feeding in large groups.
The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conserva-
tion was established on 360,000 hectares of pristine rainforest and
boasts the only Rainforest Canopy Walkway in the Caribbean, which
provides a window through which bird watchers can enjoy the avi-
fauna of the rainforest. This is a natural birding site where many
species can be seen.
Birding in Guyana is developing naturally; and as time
goes by, more and more visitors are paying heed to the call of
the wTild.

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Faria, recently renewed acquaintances with the
acclaimed 'Ikinidad novelist, short story writer
Gand historian Michael Anthony during visit in
Port of Spain. Excerpts of an interview:
Norman Faria: What have you been doing since 1 visited with
you last in Trinidad 20 odd years ago ?
Michael Anthony: Let's see. I published a sort of constitu-
tional history of Trinidad and Tobago that year. It was a book called
"A Better and Brighter Day". That quotation was taken frm a
speech by Uriah Butler, the (Trinidadian) labour leader. I completed
a couple other books and did preparatory work. In 1993, I pub-
lished a book of short stories called "The Chieftain's Carnival"..
N.F. The stories were based on real life experiences, in the vein
of your first two, really wonderful, novels "The Games were Com
ing" and "The Year in San Fernando" ?
M.A. They are fictionalized stories based on real events as
was my next novel begun in 1995. It's a novel based on the burn-
ing down of the (Trinidad) parliament building. It has political and
social overtones. Mainly social. My 2001 novel "High Tide of
Intrigue" touched on love and intrigue.
N.F. Aside from a few authors, there seems to be a dearth of
good fiction writing over the last three decades by Caribbean-born
writers, living both at home and abroad, though there are excep-
tions. What reasons do you see for this ?
M.A. I don't kn~ow. It is a matter of greatest irony, but I agree
with you. Wlhy should this be so at this stage, I do not know. In
this day of education and all sorts of intellectual help, we seem to
have fallen back after the bright promise of the 1950s.
N.F. On the other hand, there has been a commendable increase
in non-fiction works, including those by Guyanese writers. The Ja-
maican publishing firm of lan Randle appears to be doing well with
some good, wide-ranging works. You yourself have written several.
Aside from the ones you mentioned, there are others... ?
M.A. Yes, in 1988, I published "Towns and Vilages of Trinidad
and Tobago" while "Parade of the Carnivals of Trinidad and To-
bago" came out a year later. "The Four Voyages of Christopher Co-
lumbus" aral an "Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago"
I must say that I continue to collaborate with the lan Randle
firm. It has published almost all my fiction. It is a great firm and I
am very impressed with them.
N.F. The proprietress of a leading bookstore in the Barbadian
capital, Bridgetown, once told me she didn't stock works by every
Caribbean writer because they took up shelf space and didn't sell.
People bought what was carried mainly because of school course
requirements. How do you read this reading culture for good books
,and I would include world literature, for us over the years ?
M.A. It is unfortunately true what the lady said. But the night
is clearing. We are not a reading people but we are becoming a little
Trhore inclined to read, though people are still not extremely keen to
read West Indian fiction. The case of (Trinidadian novelist) Naipaul
is extraordinary. My greatest success in writing comes from the
schools where five or six are on the curricula. My most successful
novel is "Green Days by the River". Why is it successful ? Be-
cause it is set for the Caribbean Examinations Council's exam'...
.Please turnto page X I

"Just that I liked

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Bank of Nova Scotia 19)5.00 198.00 206.00f 20 00t
jCitizens Bank 19)2.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
I Demerara Bank 19)7.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI1` 19)6.00 19)7.00 204.00 205.00
R8IGL 19)5.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Balnk A average 195.83 198. 83 2704. 17 205. 13

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.35 -203.35

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: USS I.00 = GS203.56i

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 159.50 167.83 .178.50 181.67

SC.. Pound sterling

D. Euro

I ank Avenrge 237.50 255.40 266~.25 272. 60

The G3uyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites Suppliers or Manufacturer~s to tender for thze
supply of


Closinzg Dates and Location for IAnder opening will be stated on respectivle Tendr c
DOnurisents. :

ea~3 ~contac~t Purchasing Ma:nager-General immediately to purchase and uplift Tender

Materials Mvanagement Department
Ogle Estate,
O~ge;Fat cs~t Codemerara
e 592-2. F4 2910.~1316i.Or 162 -
-:" 2iX'W -222-3-3 -- i

Albrtiatively, this tender document can be downloaded from GUYSUCO's Websiter at
httpi://ww.guysucoco~comkindly clickon "InvitationstoTendler"

20) 6 months i 5.38000%/; US825
'i year 5.40375% Guyana (wgt.) 13.9)9%

From page X

in honour of her service in the early days of the Library.
Current Librarian Ms 'Thompson said that some of the books
acquired in 1909 are still in stock, some catalogued as Rare Books
and kept in Special Collections.
The name of the Library changed over the years, from the
Carnegie Free Library to the Georgetown Public Free Library, to
the National Library, now with which now has five branches and
21 centres in nine of the ten Administrative Regions of Guyana.
The work of the Library received a major boost with the addi-
tion of a new wing by Central Government in 2001.
There is also the mobile library service, the Bookmobile, an ad-
ditional service to satisfy the information needs of the public.
6yMr sTshamp r lewhoshas been tlwrNatibo al Library fo the ast
to a National School Library, this additional service becoming nec-
essary after the demise of many of the school libraries.
She said that the acquisition of text books for the school going
population has been a challenging task, and does not detract too
much from the role of the National Library as a repository of the
cultural heritage of Guyana and the Caribbean.
She said that records indicate that there had been a de-
cline in the numbers of young adult readers over the years.
Juveniles now constitute the majority of the membership,
and the Internet service, which includes printing of online
documents at a small fee, has become mecreasmngly popular
among these youthful members.
'"They line up in very long lines on any school day to get ac-
cess to the Internet and what we have been doing is quietly point-
ing out to them that the time spent waiting for access could be
better spent by reading the relevant books."
This method of encouraging reading of books has been meeting
with some measure of success; but much more needs to be done to
encourage the youngsters to get their noses back into books as an
alternative to browsing the Internet, she said.
As usual, the Library has a packed program for the school holi-
These include Champion Reader Competitions between July
14 and August 22, for children between 6-8 years, 9-11 & 12-14
years, with judging being done on August 22.
Others are: A Mathematics workshop from July 16 -27 for chil-
dren between 8-10 for a fee of $500 for each child; A Science Work-
shop between July 16-27 for children 8-10; A Spanish workshop
July ;30-August 10 for children 10-13 years at the same price; A
Reading Workshop July 16-27 for children aged 7-10 at the same
price and a Craft Workshop from July 30-August 10 for children
9-13 at the same price.
Registration for these programs started on July 3 last and ends
onJuhel .hief Librarian said that the Governing body of the
Library, the National Library Committee, has begun planning
a year long program of activities to celebrate the Library Cen-
tenary in 2009.

From page XV

"worics" ? Once there is a postal service, or other ways to commu-
nicate, you can reach your publishers. So it is not necessary to go,
though I am not saying you shouldn't. It is good to travel.

N.F. Read and good books lately ?

M.A. No. I haven't read any fiction for years and this
happens when you write fiction and non-liction as well. At my
age, 77, I don't think I shall return to reading much.

N.F. Who were your favourite authors when you were grow-
ing up ? I notice in your autobiographical "The Year in San
Fernando", the 11 year old central character Francis isn't provided
with any reading materials by his, admittedly indifferent, host fam-
ily.:.. .

M.A. My home environment was not interested in books, and
in any case, nobody thought I would be a writer. Such a thing would .
never have occurred to them, who were typical of a busy working
class family of that time. It was simply that I liked reading. As an
infant I liked children's poems and nursery rhymes. And later, those
with extracts from West Indian Readers, principally (the British
writer) Charles Dickens. But I did not aim to be Charles Dickens. I
aimed at being myself. One of the first authors to seize my atten-
tion was (the US writer Ernest) Hemingway. I liked him because
he was simple in the way he wrote. But to come back. Yes, if they
are books in the house it helps.

N.F. What made you get into writing ? When you worked as a
young man, as a moulder in the foundry in Trimidad, for example'
did you hone your skills when you came home from work.?

M. A. I always wanted to write. I can't say why because there
has been nothing literary in my (family) background. I think when
I went into the foundry it sharpened my enthusiasm to write in
order to get out of the foundry. I spent my best years there, though
I hated the work. My short story years began there, and they ap-
peared for example in the Barbadian literary magazine BIM and on
the BBC Caribbean Voices programmes. When I got home I was
always trying to write one. Just that I liked writing.

N.F. Thank you, Mr.Anthony

N.F. The costs of paperbacks have come down, prompting one
to suggest this should lead to more reading; but there are other at-
tractions now, including computers, videos, new fangled cell

M.A. We who love writing will always write. New fangled
things will always come to us, and so will literature. I think the
classics (of world literature) have been indispensable.

N.F. How do you see national authorities, NGOs and others
helping this process ? There is a programme on the Barbidos gov-
ernment television station called "Book Talk", where local authors
come and discuss their works, largely self -published. And Guyana
has its Prizes for Literature..

M. A. I have always been prepared to be guided by people.
Governments and NGOs can help by giving incentives. Why can't
governments follow Guyana's example and give an annual prize for
the best fiction and non-fiction ? Are they really interested ? They
only pay attention to Naipaul because he is an international suc-
On the question of the self-published works, you mention,
I definitely don't like them. One has to be a good judge of one's
self. At least 90 per cent of self-published works will be sub-stan-

N.F. If I may return to the emigration of writers in the 1950s
--you yourself went to the UK in 1954 at age 24 and returned in
1968d-ne of the reasons cited was the larger markets for their
works in places such as England and North America. Can we-really
blame writers for traveling overseas?

M.A. I certainly do not think it "was necessary to go. It would
have been suicidal, literally to publish (in the region) but going was
the urging of the spirit of adventure. It is a figment of the imagina-
tion to think that they went because of the markets. The (two large
reputable publishing firms) Heinemann or Macmillan never de-
pended on writers-being in England to sell their books. I always
smile to hear about writers being "in exile". It is just a romantic
notion. Could you think of markets for your works before you have

I oreri~:.Ecat g n x h ng a ke civt

Friday, Junre 2ummary Indicsator, July 5, 2007

Green and Khaki Overalls
Cudlasses, Cane Knives and Files
Cutlass and Cane Knife Sheaths
Canvas catching Boots
Canvas Water Bags
Dust/Mist Respirators
Long Rubber Boots

`G. Prime Rate

L~ondon Interbahk Offered
Rate for Thur.., June 28, 2007


E. Slcsted Caricom Exchange
A Rites

TE IS G IS 28.
BdcosS- = GS 02
EC:S-:: C
Beolize$==: ObS
Source: .

national Department, Bank of Guyana.

Page XVI

Sunday Chronicle July 8, 2007




and fish cuatches ;are do~auwnm. Mcamngrov~es; and other coastal
reseases; ase Ibeiang depheing~ te>
suppllY fthe needs e~f sImapbdllyp q~bPooceway

envirammenalB twisis,, nearly
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folrest aremr has bee last amlF
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hectlare a Brem,, b ulae,, or
brand..Forsts proie oever

to mains:. in ing heak 4eesystems lies, current demand for
forest predwess may expced the liit of susrtainable
comaptism tr 25%, in wlad e earth's Mooia diversity
is traril Ito the ontimed vaity~ et agicabure aml medicine
and perhapseem4CP i h ar emal~ eath lEM Ye human activities
arge pina ~ma theasas of palat am l animl species into
..mlAintinR Twon of ery three species is estimated to be in

dAnoter majpr issue inerstlaile assue~ is climate change. The
earth's surface is warmnin dre 8) grnlhsouse gas emissions,
largely frona busing feaosiii n fuel. If the global temperature rises
as pro~jerted! sea:ux levls ould riise Iby several meters, causing
widesplreadl floo~dingm. Gl~obaltnu warrmning also could cause
dreagts; and diissmapt agriicallamre. These are some of the
e~~c llnseqpaes~ a as masessa~ Ipxopulamion;a how people conserve
or abue tile envwiirounmmen could largely determine whether
living stanarm~mds improveP or cdefllriioDrate~. In the absence of
susta~iim~ developments, hume~~sanit faces a deteriorating
cavireemet winich can lea to an ecological disaster,
hisky it emtre larea the wwM, PO~lc decisOios on
famiEg Inrsis, the enviramment, family planning aind
rep reais hea afrect the has of meaey people,families,
ad ~In summ alESumi rrieseribuioa fro donor
camarieso an mgiminema prese the mlsarce of funding
for Alm-y olmem pr rams sensrvaludstians n ss al
ass~trea~... pe amm am wpreded heai suppies and
saia IEtWFA suprs hmbls in agin dats for polices
and~ prpame to rades the cmples mkae betwen
popuail aggais penest am & ~~ddevelmet.
Iellsdfn mm asuans to aW et thes inems is crilcal to
-assein the imm....me Devepmet Geas, the
'idemagduleg apeed fg mewek e alweperty lay leeyear
....ry p a n IkY
~d~rr' "-irr. s...hlaiPn..s

Youb caea aso share your ideas by sending your letters
to "Our~inviramma'C~/~I",ClhsoEInvii
Encnvirm~emene salihoecio~~ngacyIAST Building,
Turkeyenr, UG~ Campus, GEATR GEORG;ETOWN.
Ora endlus a its s~re~npaguynaeliahoo.com.


Site Priparat~ion for th~e Issltallatio~n of Geo-textile
Membranec at~ Skelelon Esta~te fo Itime Storag~ of Mlol~asses
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2. Intereste-dl eligibles htikiddnsleav obu~ ltainR faiomr~ ihmori~nfaaton firo~mn thed Guy~ana Suar
OCqunFiadtient. Psojecs: Dputto~omen~a- I~esry Opemsadians ~anf hmimpe~ct the Bidding

3. Qualliffiih~cca~BiswsinequiremanlimiciEEmite: llagellR]~LBosmpdimamesWoukdbPromnamm,
n~lastlelfsinani~kurWkejectsL ~istl fl~?Eqfuaipanema&ciil albletinr iLbehjojct
4. A compjli~ese stm of~iQ~k~ Bd Ixng mrm~iR Desmanentsii aliiish may- Ibe ipurca~se by interested
wlDi lbe inr<~ad CA mpser'i Managefs a Cheqpe ayali to O~jmyarma~ Sugqar Corporation. The

~~7.WMatei Q~iargpl ~alls~anaemen lfXDepartmen
og;a~i;;liewct~rma:Prolsea l kFautrnz

5. Blildi diosiung dartl and t~i use isslt Lmeanitione inr tlbem tbienda diocu~menta Alirea~tively thez
temiend- ckncummen cano The: dkevwralleaddLi o ftiOama Gl!YSUC~O'rs website? at
Ehmp ,sr coludedim n iuiulimiwlcntobie


Construction Of Chreck Structure At Wales Estate

1. The Guyana Sugar Corp~ointioninwitesB sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders
for the Constructin Check Structures at Wales Estate. The delivery/i construction
period is six(6) month .
2. Intrested eligijble bidders may obtain further information from the Guyana Sugar
Corporation, Projecs Department- Factory Operations and inspect the Bidding
DocumenIts at the acktress given below from 8:00~hr~s to 4:00hrs-

3. Qualifications requirements included: NIS and IRD comrplianes, W~ork Programmle,
List of Similar Projects, List of'Equipme~ntAv~iazlae for the Project
4. .A complete set of Bidding Documents in Englishl may be purchased by interested
bidders upon, payment~ of a non kefundable fee of GS 5,000. The method of paylmerr
will be in C~ashh or M manager's Chleqiu payableto Gjuyatna Sugar Corporation.
TheBiddingDocumentsrcanbe upliftedfrom

'The P~urch asing Manager (F~actory)
Materials Managementn Departmnent
Ogle Esta~te
Ogle, East Coast Demerara
Teli~ephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

5. B3id closing date and time is mentioned in the tendelr document. ALtematively the tender
document can be dfownloadedl from~ G Y SUJCO's website at
hitD/itwww eusavaco.comn and clicking onl the: Tab," Invita tions toTender".

When couples can choose the number, timing and sgpearig fthbir
children, they are better able to ensure there are emaugin weseaces
for each family member to prosper and thrive. Worlda fambni~ms
are having half as many children today as they di ii th: nR
but fertility remains high in the poorest countries. All least 200
million women still do not have access to a range of ei~tfeiiPe aml
affordable family planning services, and demand for these services
is expected to increase by 40 per cent in the next 15i Bfears-
Meanwhile, funding for family planning has been deciingB inseul
years. Slowing population growth would help to i~rpmpoe lrihmia
standards and to place less pressure on natural resenrcesn li he
long run, to sustain higher living standards, world popnlahtiiorn sine
must stabilize.
Environment Today more than 1.1 bilio people hwe in
the areas richest in species diversity and the must threasemed
by human activities. While these areas comprise ahea 12
percent of the planet's land sufrfae, they hoM neart~dly 8prce
of its human population. The populationr in time' tim-sstF
hotspots is growing at a collective rate of I.8 percentame,
compared to the world's population's anal awash saLe of
13 percent. The planet's major renewable naurarl usemes;
its fresh water, fisheries aml forests ar alreml stressd Our
atmosphere has been dramatically altered Based am these
trends, it is clear that the Z1st cetntur wl witness evemPeder
pressures on natural resources. Unclean water comlee wilk
poor sanitation, kills over millions people ach yem; mee is
developing countries. In additiao air polltim hisaimn 3 r
million more. Heavy metals aml other meanbmiatb; ab same
extensive health problems*
Food security is also another issue of major co~ncen the
question is, will there be enough food to go armdnow aml p
in the future? In 64 of 105 developing countries samndiied by
the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the popl~asion
has been growing faster than food supplies;. Population
pressures have degraded some two billion hectares ofamable
land. The supply of freshwater is limited, but the damlnned is
elevating as population grows and use per capital Irises. By
2025, when world population is projected to be R bitninliien, 48
countries containing 3 billion people will face s~o~~~s Half
of all coastal ecosystems are pressured by high pogrellatiion
densities and urban development. A tide of pollution iis riisings
in the world's seas. Ocean fisheries are being o~rcsoespiefied

sunday Chronicle July 8, 2007

Page VII

Of0 mHO 00VI ith E *

July 11, 2007. This day was first designated
five years ago by United Nations Population
WFund (UNFPA) to draw attention to the
connections between populations, development-and-
nvironment. In this article we will examine some of the
effects of the steadily growing human population on the
Our planet is now home to more than six billion people with
projected 50% increase in the next 50 years. The rate at which
re consume and degrade natural resources jeopardizes the health
f the planet and threatens the availability of clean water and food
or generations to come. With almost one-half of the global
population under the age of 25, the~choices families make today
rill have a tremendous impact on the future.
We have an opportunity and a responsibility to address
he long-term challenges of protecting the global environment,
reserving natural resources and reducing wasteful
consumption. We can work together on common
environmental challenges, like making clean and protecting the
ir, water and land on which we depend for our survival.
environmentall successes can be short-lived if they do not
Include efforts to address population growth. Meeting the
asjc need for family planning and reproductive health services
ow. is a necessary investment for an improved environmental

There are several issues which continue to plague our planet,
.owever, increasing pressure on our natural resources, threats to
oiblic health and development are becoming of increasing concern-
Vater shortages, soil exhaustion, deforestation, air and water
solutionn, and degradation of coastlines are just a few of the
environmental issues that haunt our world. As the world's
population grows, improving living standards without destroying
re environment is a global challenge. Some of the issues which need
>be addressed if we are to lessen the impact of population on the
environment are:
Family Planning Efforts for family planning must be
strengthened to reduce the negative direct impact on maternal health.

GPL is limiting youths born between 1st September, 1 990 and 1st September,
1992 who wish to pursue an INDUSTRIAL TRADE, to join the GPL

The programme is of four (4) years duration and it provides classroom 8nd on- ;
the-job training in both the electrical and mechanical disciplines.

* Passes with Grades 1, II or III at the CXC General Proficiency level in' at least one
Science subject. plus English Language and Mathematics.

Final selection will depend on the results of a written examination and a
qualifying interview.
so~~~ ~ *

Completed application form7s must be returned before Friday 20 July. 2007 to the:
Tr in gN PD ae pmeHT Nan~ager

Sophia Complex
On successful completion of this programme, apprentices will undergo a selection
process based on the skills required by the company at that time.


Sunday Chronicle July 8, 2007

wounds; a cup of hot water with lemon and honey is a traditional
remedy for sore throats. The honey soothes and may act as a mild
disinfectant: While some people may take hot milk and honey be-
fore bed to help them sleep, others have sometimes used honey for
its mild laxative effect, which may be due to its high fructose con-
tent, a sugar often in-completely absorbed in the~bowel. Conversely,
honey has been used to treat diarrhoea. Honey promotes the rehy-
dration of the body and more quickly clears up the diarrhoea and
any vomiting and stomach upsets. The anti-bacterial properties of
honey, both the peroxide and non-peroxide, are effective in the labo-
ratory ~against methicillin-resistant Staphylqccous aureus (MRSA)
strains of bacteria which are notoriously resistant to antibiotics and
are sometimes responsible for the closing of hospital wards.

Reaching for a spoonful of honey rather than sugar to
sweeten your favourite food and drinks may help boost your
body's natural defences, disease-fighting antioxidants in the
blood. Th'iis conclusion was reached arising from reports of a
study conducted by Gross et al of the University of Califor-
nia-Davis. Twenty-five participants were asked to use about
4-10 tablespoons of buckwheat honey per day depending on
their weight, for 29 days in addition to their regular diets. They
could eat the honey in almost any form, but it could not be
baked or dissolved in tea. Many chose to eat straight from the
spoon. Two types of honey containing different amounts of
polyphenols were~ tested. Polyphenols are powerful antioxi-
dants that are thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and
cancer. Blood samples taken at the beginning and end.of the
study' showed a direct link between honey consumption and
levels of disease-fighting polyphenols. The more polyphenol-
containing honey they ate, the higher the levels of antioxi-
dants were in their blood. The darker shades of honey are be-
lieved to have more antioxidants. Polyphenols are also found
in fruits, vegetables, tea, and olive oil. No weight gain was
found among the participants for the month they consumed
honey, and some claimed that eating honey for breakfast ac-
tually made them feel full and satisfied.

During the early part of the 20)th century, researchers began to
document the wound healing properties of honey. The introduc-
tion of antibiotics in the 1940's temporarily suppressed honey's
use. Nonetheless, concerns regarding antibiotic resistance and re-

newed interest in "natural" remedies has promoted a resurgence of
interest in the antimicrobial and wound healing properties of honey.
When honey comes into contact with body moisture, the glu-
cose: oxidase enzyme introduced to the honey by the bee slowly
releases the antiseptic hydrogen peroxide at a sufficient level to be
effective against bacteria but not damage tissue. Not ~only is honey
anti-bacterial, it also draws body fluids and nutrients to the area
and so assists cell growth and prevents a scar forming by drying
out of the wound.. The osmotic action of the honey draws out and
provides a film of liquid between the tissues and the dressing, al-
lowing the dressing to be removed painlessly, without tearing of
the re-growing cells. There are reports in medical journals of large
bed sores, otherwise needing skin grafts that have healed without
scarring after honey treatment.

Honey is a natural antiseptic. By applying honey to wounds it
helps to prevent infection. Honey contains antimicrobial agents,


which may prevent infection by killing the bacteria in and around
the wound. When using honey it may help to heat it up before
putting it on your wound (caution test the heat before you place it
on the wound). Many types of bacteria can't survive in honey,. so
wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back.
Honey may also be effective in the~ treatment of ulcers. In Eu-
rope, honey has been used internally to help cure ulcers, particu-
larly stomach ulcers.
Burns, too, heal better with honey. The advantage of honey
is that it not only prevents infections from occurring, it actually

Please turn to page XXII


I worked in a Company for 7 years and no NIS was paid for me. I was irwolved in a road a,
accident and could no longer work. I submitted sick leave for 4 months and the company now ~a
wants to write me off. During my sickness they have only paid me V/2 Of my salary. Can NIS help %-
me? What can NIS do? b C
Yes, NIS can help you. Firstly, you should have been registered and contributing to NIS so that in .. 0
unforeseen circumstances such as these, you would be protected. You will need tfo visit any NIS
Local Office or the Compliance Section at Brickdain and Winter Place. If you cannot do this,
send a representative, call or write. Your matter will be looked at to determine your eligibility for-2 I
benefit. Your employer is in clear breach of NIS Regulations and whilst this will not. be allowed to O
affect your right to claim benefit, please note that this breach skill take some time to resolve and ~l
hence any payment to which you are entitled may be delayed.
I am a rice farmer and have workers who are part time. Am I responsible for paying their
contributions. `
Yes, you are. NIS Regulations clearly state that all seasonal and part time employees are eligible
to be registered and contribute to NIS. 1
I was living for ten years with my reputed husband who was separated from his wife for 15 years I
When he died NIS did not pay me any Survivors Benefit. How can this be? We had nio children.


rlTraining School, Sophia, Georgetown
rlHuman Resources Department, Mliddle St., GeorgetowYn
rlCommercial Office, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Demerara
rCommercial Office, Onverwagt, West Barbice
zeoitinlarcial Office, Strand, New Amsterdam: -::
rpAdministration office. Canefield, -ast Berbice
rNumber 53 Village sub-station, Corentyne...
zCommercial Office. Corriverton
rAdministration office, Anna Rergina, Esseqluibo Coast
*Wakennaam Power Station
f Leguan Power Station
Bgartica Administration office '

This can be according to NIS Survivors Benefit Regulations. A reputed wife will only/ receive benefit
for herself if there is no.impediment to marriage as in the case whgre she or her partners remain T
married to someone else.

Do you have a question on N.L.S ? Then writelcall. ~
C:/O D~ianne Le'isS Baxter
Pubbelrity and Pulblic Relations Officer (ag) 1
National Insurance Scheme `l
Br tickdam and Winter PLace
P~.O. Box. 101 135 .- .
P:-mail: pr _nis@solution2000.net
Tecl: 227-3461.
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lar to invert sugar,' with a small but variable ex
cess of levulose (fructose). The composition and
Hflavour of honey varies with the plant source of
the nectar, processing and storage but a typical composition
is 41 per cent fructose, 34 per cent glucose, 18 per cent
water, and two per cent sucrose with a pH of 3.8 to 4.2. Honey
has been described as man s oldest sweetener. Chemically,
its composition is the same as sucrose, that is glucose and
fructose. The primary difference is that in sucrose, the two
monosaccharides are bonded together to form the disaccha-
ride, but in honey some of them are free. Whether the
monosaccharides are consumed individually as in honey or
linked together as in sucrose, the end result is the same in
the body, that is glucose and fructose. Honey also contains
oligosaccharides, medium-sized carbohydrates with three
simple sugar sub-units, often made of mono- and disaccha-
rides. Examples of oligosaccharides found in honey include
eriose, theanderose and panose. These sugars are formed
when nectar and honeydew are converted to honey. Oligosac.
charides are sometimes referred to as "higher sugars".
Since ancient times, honey has been regarded as a food that pro-
motes good health. It has long been referred to as the "nectar of the
gods. Athenaeus, a Greek writer and philosopher, claimed that those
who ate honey every day would be free from disease for the rest
of their lives. The word "honeymoon" comes from an old North-
ern European custom for newly-weds encouraging them to eat
honey and drink mead (wine made from honey) which were thought
to be aphrodisiacs.
Honey appears in so many traditional remedies, that there may
well be an element of truth in the claims for its health benefits,
despite the lack of documentation in medical journals. Honey is a
mild antiseptic, used for over 80 years to treat minor burns and

_ LL

Ministry Of Health

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
following positions:-

(1) Staff Nurse/Midwife
(2) Staff Nurse
(3) Midwife
(4) Nursing Assistant


Staff Nurse/Midwife

Successful completion of approved basic Nursing and Midwifery
Training Programmes, current registration as a Nurse and Midwife
with the General Nursing Council, Guyana and designated
Registered Nurse/Midwife

Staff Nurse

Successful completion of an approved basic Nursing Programme,
current registration with the General Nursing Council, Guyana ahd
designated Registered Nurse.


Successful completion of an approved Mi'dwifery Trainir) Programme, currerit registration with the General Nursing Counc~il:
Guyana and designated Registered Midwife.

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Successful completion of Nursing Assistant Training Programme,
current registration with the General Nursing Council, Guyana and
designated Registered Nursing Assistant.


Persons who have resigned or retired from the Public Service
can apply

Do you wish to follow a managerial career?

Are you currently a health professional or a recent graduate in management,
public administration or a similar discipline?

interviews and assessments will shortly be taking place for the positions of:

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(Phytophthora parasitica)
This is a wide spread dis-
ease of Solanaceous plants.

Dark circular lesions, with a
watery appearance,. develop on
the fruits and stems. In wet
weather, white mycelial growth
develops on the crop debris.
Results of Infection:
Mature fruits turn brown
and often rot within a few days.
Provide adequate spacing to
reduce humidity within the
crop. Remove and burn infected
fruits and crop debris and spray
with copper fungicides.

The causal agent is
(Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes)

This is a soil-borne disease,
often invading plants through
roots or wounds. The vascular
system is infected, toxins are
produced and the xylem turns
Results of Infection:
Seedlings may rot and the
leaves turn yellow and wilt.
Plants may eventually die.
Contab :
The control measure recom-
mended are crop rotation, plant-
ing in disease free soil and the
use of clean planting material.
Burning of crop debris and the
planting of resistant cultivars
are also recommended

Major Diseases of
Boulanger and

Fruit rot is a fungal.diseases
caused by Phomopsis vexans

Symp~toms: ~
This fungus forms pycnidia
on stems and diseased fruit. The
fungus also causes blight in ma-

medins Th n srisp ca so
enlarge in size and cover a ma-
jor portion of the fruit, and rot-
ting ensues. In severe cases, the
entire fruit may be damaged.
The use of resistant variet-
ies or chemical treatment with
Benomyl is recommended for
control of fruit rot-

-The causal agent is
(Ralstonia solanaceamum)
This is a serious bacterial
disease which affects solana-
ceous crops. Warm wet weather
encourages the spread of the dis-

Pathogen exists in~the soil
and infects plants through the
roots, invading the vascular sys-
tem. The xylem is discoloured
and becomes only partially ef-

Results of Infection: .
Affected plants are usually

stunted and susceptible to wa-
ter stress. They finally wilt and
Rotate with non-susceptible
crops, or use resistant cultivars.
Grafting onto resistant
root stocks is practiced with to-
mato and boulanger.

The causal agent is (Sclero-
tium rolfsii)

At h smil level, stem and
roots rot, and become covered
in a white mycelium originating
from soil-borne spores. Injuries
from nematodes and insects en-
courage infection.
Results of Infection:
Young plants damp-off and
die; older plants become yellow,
wilt and die. -
Removal of diseased plants
and deep cultivation will reduce
the level of infection.

The causal agent is
(Pythium sp.)
This pathogen affects a
wide range of plants in the seed-
ling stage.
Symptoms: -
Pythium sp. occurs in most
cultivated soils. Infected seed-
lings appear water soaked at the
soil level. This disease is
favoured by high humidity and
Results of Infection:

Seedlings topple over, often
when the leaves are still green.
The use of good quality
seed and plants is recommended.
Sowing or planting under opti-
mum conditions is essential to
reduce infection. Avoid over-
crowding and over watering. Use
seeds coated with Captan or
Thir~am. Soil sterilization also
reduces infection.

(Meo ogcnaeusa anagent is

The nematodes stimulate
the formation of root galls,
which interfere with the plant's
water supply, resulting in
stunted and chlorotic growth,
poor fruit setting and yellowing.
The females lay several hundred
eggs which are released into the
soil. They enter the plant tis-
sues, such as the root tips and
stimulate the formation of galls.
Cogat o
Resistant cultivars can limit
the spread of the infection. Crop
rotation is sometimes success-
ful Insects can be treated with
hot water to kill the larvae. The
residues of some plants, when
buried in the soil, reduce the
level of infection.

The causal agent is
(Fusarium oxysporium)
This pathogen infbets many
crops. Acid soils and high tem-
peratures encourage the spread
the disease.

Lesions appear on the fruits
starting as small, water soaked,
dark sunken areas, which in-
crease in size rapidly. A black
layer appears over the affected
parts as fungal lesions on the

Please turn to page XX

The causal agent

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period plus the opportunity to rotate to a number.of different departments and

At the end of the programme we expect successful trainees to be offered
permanent middle-management posts and to have the potential for further
promotion. .

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Applications forms available from:

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referees (at least two of whoen must he famrriiar with the applicant's work), and
other relevant information, should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource
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yellow or sickly looking plants
to help control the virus disease
of Boulanger is the preferred
method of control.

Competition with weeds
causes significant reductions in
Boulanger crop yields and qual-
ity. Weed / crop competition is
effected by both, the critical pe-
riod of weed interference, that
is the period where it is essen-
tial to maintain a weed-free en-
vironment to prevent yield
losses and secondly the weed
thresholds, that is the weed
density that causes unaccept-
able yield loss. Weed manage-
ment in Boulanger in Guyana
currently relies on only a few
herbicides along with cultural
practices, such as hand weeding
and hoeing. Since it is uneco-
nomical to hire labour for hand
weeding and hoeing, herbicides
are widely used.

Boulanger is harvested at a
range of maturity stages, de-

pending on market demand.
Days from flowering can be
used as a harvest maturity in-
dex, and range from about 10
days for small fruit to about 4
weeks for large fruit. Large fruit
should weigh in the range of
0.34 kg to 0.5 kg (0.75 lb to 1
lb). Elongated type fruit should
weigh 136 g to 226 g (0.3 lb to
0.5 lb). Optimum maturity is
best judged by size, and the
fruits should be relatively heavy
in relation to their size. The ideal
harvest size for Black Beauty is
when the fruit reaches a diam-
eter of 10 cm to 15 cm (4 in to
6 in) and a minimum length of
10 cm, while Surinam Long
should be harvested when fruit
length is at least 5 cm (2 in) in
diameter and 23 cm (9 in) in
length. Boulanger fruit is typi-
cally harvested at an immature
stage, before the seeds begin to
enlarge and harden. As the fruit
matures, the flesh softens and
becomes spongy. Boulanger be-
comes pithy and bitter when
they are over-mature. Boulanger
is over-mature if an indentation
remains after pressing the tissue
with the thumb. Over-mature
fruit have a dull external appear-
ance and the seeds turn brown.
Fruit should be harvested when

white. Purple-skinned fruit
should be harvested when it
reches a darko goo y, uio

should be firm and non-
wrinkled.Frequent pickings will
result in higher yields.

Fruits 6f marketable size
should be harvested by cutting
the tough stem of the Guit with
a sharp clippers rather than
tearing it off the plant. The ca-
lyx or cap should be fresh and
green in appearance and left at-
tached to the fruit. The length
'of the stem should be cut short
( 2.5 cm or 1 in) to avoid punc-
turing of adjacent frit. Cotton
gloves should be worn during
harvest to protect the picker's
hands against injury frm spines
on the calyx and to minimize
fruit damage. Deformed, sun-
burned, insect damaged, and
diseased fuit should be removed
from the plant and discarded,
Harvest frequency is typically
once per week.
Boulanger should be har-
vested during the coolest time
of the day, preferably early in
the morning. Harvested fruit
should be kept as cool as pos-
sible. If cool storage is not
possible, the fruit should be
harvested the same day or no
earlier than one day* prior to
the intended sale. Harvested
boulanger should be care-
fully placed in a suitable con-
tainer for transpows frr n e

necessary,' because even
slight bruising will disfigure
the skin. Harvested fruits,
especially the purple skinned
types, should be protected
from the direct rays of the
sun because they are highly
susceptible to sunburn. Un-
der conditions of high solar
radiation, an exposure period

of one hour is sufficient tl
cause fruit softening and skis
shriveling, which may rende;
fruits unmarketable
Boulanger should be kept in
well-ventilated shaded area
to minimize the buildup o
heat and maintain acceptable
fruit quality. Over-matur
fruits should be removed
from the plant and discarded
in the field to stimulate fur
their flowering and fruit set
The skin is tender and ear
ily bruised or punctured, so.
should be handled with care

Harvested fruit should t
carefully placed inside smooth
walled field containers with tt
stem oriented away from tt
skin of an adjacent fruit. Stron
ventilated plastic containers al
ideal. If wooden crates or ba:
kets are used as field container
they should be lined with new:
paper or protective padding
Sacks or bags should not be use
since they typically cause abn;
sion and mechanical damage 1
the fruit.


bouahnegeru fri esh Id th
cleaned prior to ~packing to ae
move any dust, dirt, or stain
Theh fuit an bi ceadneda
(150 ppm free chlorine with p
6.5) or wiping with a dam
cloth. This also helps to ad
shine to the surface and impro\
the external appearance. Col
sumers are typically attracted I
a smooth, shiny eggplant.

Fruits are generally sorte
by size and colour, and packe
into either baskets (for the d<
mestic market) or fiberboar
cartons (for the export market
Fruit of uniform size should t
packed in each container. Typ
cally, the fruit are sized int
three different categories, smal
medium, and large. High qualil
Boulanger is firm, heavy (in ae
lation to size), glossy in ay
pearance, and void of scars. Tt
calyx and stem should be fresh
and green. Boulanger are not at
'ceptable for export if they as
soft or wilted. Fruit should nt
bave surface scars exceeding
cm (1.5 inches) in length. Also
they should be free of gree
streaking from the stem. Fru
curvature of > 20 is also not as
ceptable (Figure 23). Grad
standards for the export mark
require the fruit to be unifon
in size, shape, and colour. The
must be clean, well shaped, firn
and free from decay, insect
damage, scars, and mechanic:

A thin coating of wax ca
be applied to boulanger to er
hance the appearance an
shine of the skin surface an
to reduce postharvest shrive
ing (Figure 24). Waxing als
rieduces chafing and abrasicl

Please see page XXI

plaPnts to medue d~amag ar
also seBormmended.

A rmumber of~ wircal cdiseases
Icsnasdbyi tCho~nnm anesi wims
is ;the momst commounas 'Thre
~sypntons gudnmdtoa by due vi-

th~e ag whenr t~he giptant wavs in-
fetedl, v~ariiby edi~mullte comE-
rtian ;and sewa~cdl lisedl Eaa~oles.

'"" mons
Vi~3kCs lrEce Camse
lar hav meat meRS, with
dawk to Eit grea am p-
kw cd i0&rc .
The teawes~ may be aiiki
and twisted r rr~l
M MMat rl Lml~ r
barr m-assi wirms is ca

trransmited mechanically,
audamr berarried on the fin-
gers, on cotainte cloth-
ing and on plant refuse in
the sR.
Reuodlesoff Infection:
D~iiseasied plants are usually
samed ~aondl p~lrodue little or no
aupn. Iitmm~es may fall off, but
if the pubsfao fMuts they are
arsglmuadymoted and ripen un-
emely ws~iilk a mnixture of white
aa8 Igoanm sapo on the mature
fmits. IFiamiils are usually poor
bors ii ~aggemn and taste.

Diaaunchoodling helps to pm-
weast the ~spr~ead of the virus.
Plandts meed to be sprayed to
dirM Minet (vectors),
but allita the insects transmit
the rims bdfme they are killed.
SeatmyB luto~ althy seed-
lings for planning and rouging



Frompag X

fruits and lea usaa~a
fungus may follow. Spons can
also be dispersed by rain splash
from infected fRuit. Thle ~spoes
can also be seed and soilborne.
Results of Infction,
Fruits are infected mrainl
through wounds. Frpuits thea ae
infected ro TLhis unems in se--
rious crop loss
Rotate asops aml ramese
and destroy all ramnanis of
crop atter Ena rrgesp. Dis.
eased fruits shorld be re-
moved and destroyed. Seds
frlam areas where the disasse
has occurred should met be
used for planting, as the
agent is seed boxme. The was
of clean seeds, asop retatius
and removal of infectd




From page XX
injury from the rubbing of adjacent fruit during transport. Application of a liquid carnauba-
based food grade wax is recommended. It can be applied by manually rubbing it over the sur-
face of the skin or by using a soft bristled brush.

Boulanger should be handled and packed carefully to avoid damage to the skin. Strong, well-venti-
lated fiberboard cartons should be used for export, with a minimum carton bursting strength of 275 lb/
in'. Package~ weight is typically 9 to 11 kg (20 to 23 lb), containing 18 to 24 fruit per carton. The fruit
should be laid flat and oriented horizontally along the same plane inside the carton (Figure 25). This
will prevent the stem from puncturing adjacent fruit. Boulanger can also be individually wrapped in
paper, and carefully packed into containers to prevent stems from puncturing adjacent fruits. Boulanger
is packed in different sized containers, depending on the export market destination. North American
markets generally require boulanger to be packed in 1 1/9-bushel (16 kg or 35 lb) or 5/9- bushel cartons
(8 kg or 18 lb). A 14/9-bushel carton will typically contain 18, 24, or 30-count sized boulanger.
Boulanger does not have a long storage life and should be marketed immediately after harvest. For
maximum postharvest life, boulanger should be held at 10"C (50*F). At
this temperature, boulanger will typically have a 10 day market life. Boulanger stored for too long
or at too high a temperature will have a dull and shriveled skin along with a dry and brown calyx. Once
the colour of the skin begins to dull, the seeds darken and the flesh becomes spongy and bitter.

Boulanger is very susceptible to water loss and shriveling. Symptoms may become evident
with as little as 3%water loss. Visible signs of water loss are reduction of surface sheen, skin
wrinkling spongy flesh, and browning of the calyx. In order to prevent fruit shrivel, boulanger
should be held at the optimal relative humidity (RH) of 90% to 95%. Wrapping boulanger with
plastic film or putting the fruit in perforated polyethylene bags will reduce weight loss and
maintain firmness due to a high RH inside the wrap. However, wrapped boulanger decay rap-
idly if the film is not perforated. Water loss can also be minimized by packing boulanger in
cartons having moisture-retentive liners.

TEL22 -4 75/2632 3-


1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons for the supply of the
following items to thle Gieorgetown Public Hospital Corporation:

(a) PVC Insulated Cables
2. Tender Documents can be obtained fro~m the Cashier, Finance Department
of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from
09:00h to 15:00h Monday to Friday upon payment of a non-recfundable fee
of$2000 each.

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does nrot inl anly
way identify the Tenderer anld should be clearly marked on thle top left hand
corner"Tender for (specific item)".
*4. ~Tenders must be addressed to TIhe Chairman, National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in the
Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main &E Urqluhart Streets,
Gieorgetown no later than 09:00h Tuesday 10O'h July 2007.
5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance
from1 the Commnissioner of Inland R~evenue Authority (IR.D) anld from the
General Manager N~ational Insuratnce Schleme (NIS) in the name of the
ind ividual ifindividual is tendering or company i fcornpany is tenldering.

6. The Georgetown Public H~ospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept
t-he lowest or any Tender.
Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer
SPlease note the new opening date

Page XXI

ARIES -- Your forays into business are going to be an adventure to say the
least -- and keep in mind that it takes time for any new venture to take off and
flourish. Any possessions you're trying to sell are moving slowly, and it's
going. to take some better advertising to move things along. Get your creativ-
ity involved, and you will see some impressive results soon. Your entrepre-
neurial spirit is inspiring people around you, so it's important to show them
you can make it.
TAURUS -- You'll be feeling pretty good today, fed by the positive comments
you'll be getting about your appearance and your style. Build on those com-
ments and start getting ready to take a few more fashion risks -- they will be
sure to score big points. It's a great time to unleash your artistic impulses,
preferably in a joint venture with someone you can relate to. So a shopping
trip with a favorite friend is a great way to build your wardrobe, exercise your
creativity and have fun!
GEMINI -- Every one of your questions -- from 'Where should I go next in
life?' to 'Why is this person in my life?' -- deserves an answer, but you have
to go and find it yourself. Today, heed your curiosity and go to the source of
the mystery. Ask that person why they value you in their life, and then you
will get a better idea of why they are in yours. Then ask yourself what you're
most interested in -- whatever captures your imagination is something that
deserves further exploration.
CANCER -- You'll have all the energy and opportunity you need to socialize
like a pro today, although you might not have as much time'to do it as you'd
like. It's all about brief, pleasant interludes and snappy comebacks right now.
You can save the long, drawn-out conversations that probe the universe for
answers; have them another day. The experiences you have with other people
now might feel less substantial, but they are still just as effective at keeping
you connected.
LEO -- Your stick-to-itiveness is a powerful force today, and it will help you
get much further in a difficult task than you hoped you could. Just be careful
that you fold in some fun today, and make time to touch base with a friend
you haven't seen in a while. You will have time to finish the projects you
have already started, without having to shut yourself off from the real world!
It's important to keep a balance in your life between using your brain and
using your heart.
VIRGO -- You cannot be everyone's best friend -- in fact, you can't even ex-
pect everyone to like you. So today stop putting so much effort into pleasing
someone who clearly cannot be pleased (at least by you). You two are just
not compatible, and there's nothing wrong with that. Sometimes, two people
just aren't meant to be friends. If everyone liked everyone, the world would
be a very boring place, so be grateful that you do have the friends you have,
and stop worrying about the ones you don't have.
LIBRA -- You are more attractive than you realize, and someone is going to
make it their job to help you understand that today. Be happy and gracious
when someone calls you beautiful. You should believe them -- after all, why
would they lie? Your self-esteem has been taking a hit lately, mostly because
you are listening to the tiny voices of doubt in your head. It's time to decide
for yourself that you are as beautiful as you think you are -- case closed.
SCORPIO -- You love to be daring as much as the next person, so why not
kick things up a notch today? Fuel the excitement that is growing in one of
your newer relationships by pushing the envelope ever so slightly today. Go
the extra step of making your desires not only known but also irresistible!
You will find your partner to be ready, willing and able to fulfill all your wishes.
But beware that when you dare them, they have every right to double-dog-
dare you right back!
SAGITTARIUS -- You can oblige people today if you must -- but do not give
them the idea that you are someone who can be taken advantage of! Make
sure your opinions are known, even if you just give an FYI to people in power.
They need to know where you stand. You can go along with the group plans
(and it might be in your best interest to do so right now), but that does not
mean that you should keep quiet about how you would do things differently.
CAPRICORN -- There is a restlessness in the air for you today -- you have
been good long enough, and you are itching to be just a little bit bad. This
could be the start of a long phase wherein you'll want to test your bound-
aries and see just how far you can push things. The good news' is that your
irreverence will help give other people a reason to rebel -- and make changes
for the better. It's an excellent day to lead people to new places in their lives.

AQ2UA;RIUS -- Interesting news can come from some surprising places today.
One of your old relatives could turn you on to some hot new music. A frugal
friend might suddenly reveal their obsession for handmade Italian shoes. An
ex might thank you for teaching them how to be a better romantic partner.
Surprises will be coming from many different directions, and they'll have a
wonderful way of speeding up the day and reminding you that you just never
know what the universe has in store for you.
PISCES -- You know, just because illusions aren't real does not mean that
they can't be powerful. To get the motivation you need right now, picture
your success. Imagine what your life will be once you have reached that sum-
mit. Visualize the future, and be sure to picture a beautiful one! Sometimes,
you subconscious mind needs your conscious mind to draw it a map to fol-
low. Get detailed about what you see -- from the clothes on your back to the
car you drive, imagine exactly what you want.

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How soon hath Time, the
Subtle thief of yuth
Stolen on its wing my three
and twentieth year.
John Milton (1608-1674) Sonnet ii. On his
having arrived at the age of twenty-three

7. The manager insisted that they be given one dity's
pay for their astonishing performance. (a) frightful (b)
deliberate (c )recent (d) surprising

8. Glenda estimates that we have at least a 30-
minute drive during rush hour as a starter. (a) says (b)
opines (c )lobbies (d) agrees

Indicate the prepositions that should be used in these

1. Our salary increases were retroactive

2. The church is adjacent _the school.

3. Are you sure that our award specifications are
identical theirs?

4. Did Mr. A. B. Rabbi give his approval _the
organization the new research clinic?

5. Dressing is synonymous _binding.

6. Almost 90 percent the respondents said
that the price _the merchandise is a really impor-
tant issue.

7. Her managing directors often told her that she
was the award-winning group.

8. Betty and Rosie were surely disappointed
the turnout _their awards.

Improvement of expression
Using different kinds of sentences makes writing
more interesting. Look at the excerpt again to see the
types of sentences the writer used. Read what you
wrote for your first draft in response to question 8
above. What kinds of sentences did you use? Is there
enough variety?

The Subject-Predicate Order
Remember to make your writing more interesting by
paying attention to subject/predicate order. But to make
a sentence more interesting, you may reorganise the
predicate and put it: first.

The bite was as vicious as the accusation. (Subject
= bite; Verb = was)

Let us see how it looks when the predicate is put

As vicious as the accusation, was the bite.

Go on to proofread every paper you produce for ev-
ery subject area to avoid unintentional sentence frag-
ments. Be careful now.


croppers on Mount Moriah managed to earn a living
from the unpromising earth. Where the land wasn't
cleared for tilling, thick bushes lay luxuriantly, giving the
hill the appearance of a heavy green blanket hung out
for some sun. The area was owned by an estate pro-
prietor who was surprised when people offered to rent
small plots of his wild land. As far as he was concerned,
it was enough that fifty acres were neglected until that
part of the island was being developed, when he hoped
to get a good price for his land if the government be-
gan to build houses and roads.
Anyone who took the trouble to fight through the
bushes had access to the groves of guava and mango
that grew wild.
One afternoon a group of boys ran away from school
and went to roam in the bushes. They climbed a mango
tree and ate the ripe fruit until they couldn't eat any
more. Then they began wantonly to pick the mangoes
and throw them away, competing to see who could
throw the farthest.
One boy stood between a forked branch and hurled
a ripe mango with such force that he lost his balance
and slipped and fell to the ground. Luckily his fall was
broken by a limb below him.
The ripe mango described a turn and a twist as it
shot through the air, leaving a descending wake of yel-
low juice. The boy had thrown skillfully from that dif-
ficult position, not up in the air like the others but away
from him, and the mango traveled a full eighty yards
over bush and bramble before it fell near a cleared piece
of land.
The land was filled by Ma Procop, an old Negro
woman who lived alone in a hut in the valley....

What to do
Suppose this is the way you have chosen to begin
your story, continue writing and complete it however you
think it fitting.
Think on these questions: What aspects) would you
develop? Why?

The following words are often confused: pursue, pe-
ruse; populous, populace; lessen, lesson; incite, insight.
Explain the differences to a group of study partners.

Which of the words that follow each of these sen-
tences is nearest in meaning to the italicised word in
the sentence?
1. We partitioned the organisation to give each
worker some time to mull over the incident. (a) restored
(b) divided (c) examined (d) scattered

2. We developed a calculating plan for expanding our
share of the rice milling factory. (a) secret (b) unusual
(c )reckless (d) deliberate

3. I remained impassive as the neighbour enumer-
ated how ugly the incident was. (a) distressed (b) in-
tense (c )composed (d) defiant

4. If we consolidate our efforts, our costs will drop.
(a) integrate (b) separated (c organisee (d) abolish

5. She is the most methodical teacher here in
Level Eleven. (a) pretty (b) indifferent (c )prosper-
ous (d) orderly

6. They rattled on for about a full half-hour with-
out care for their audience. (a) talked (b) laughed
(c ) battled (d) sounded

The Poem
I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of white satin cloth -
Assorted characters of death and blight
Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
Like the ingredients of a witch's broth -
A snow-drop spider, a flower like froth,
And dead wings carried like a paper kite.
What had that flower to do with being white,
The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
What brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
What but design of darkness to appall? -
If design governs in a thing so small.
Robert Frost

1. What is the poem talking about?

2. Give a name to the poem. .

3. What are the following: heal-all, satin cloth,
witch's broth, kindred spider, design of darkness?

4. What is meant by the phrase "assorted charac-
ters of death and blight"?

-5. Copy off a figure of speech and name it. Say
how appropriate it is to the poet's message.

6. Would you say that the poem is awful? Give your
personal reasons.

In many cases, writers do look at events in a
larger context. They do it in the way you may step
back to see a picture you are drawing. The whole
idea is that you want to get a better look at your
handiwork; you want to get a better idea of the
whole scene or scenery. You step back from your
subject in order to see it as part of a larger pat-
tern. It is very good to know when you are doing
either of the strategies in your own writing. Keep
up the good work in writing for your reader to
want to read more of you.


The Mango Tree
Forty miles south of Port of Spain, the town of San
Fernando is built picturesquely around a hill, so that the
hill itself rises like a giant monument from the centre
of the town, and can be seen even from a distance of
sixty miles on a clear day. Because of the undulating
character of the land, the houses stand on tall posts, and
whether you approach the town from the north or south
or east it is bounded by the sea on the west you
climb uphill steeply and then plunge, as it were, into the
heart of the town, flashing by canfields that falsely look
level with the eye.
About a mile from the sea there is a little mound
known as Mount Moriah, and it is a beautiful spot, with
the winds from across the green plains always blowing
and moving the guava and mango trees, and then
sweeping down on the town with scent of fruit blos-
soms before it spreads out low and went in gusts across
h~e Gulf of Paria, turning the water into a field of shim-
mering silver.
Despite the unproductive aspect of the soil it was
brittle in the dry season and clayey in the wet the few

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accelerates skin healing. Since the~sugar in honey absorbs
water, it helps to trap some of the, moiSture so that bacteria
and other microbes do not grow as easily as in other food.'

The use of honey in treatment of seasonal allergies may
be beneficial provided that the honey is local to the area. Bees
use the pollen from local plants and eventually it ends up in
the honey. The effect has something to do with' the pollen and
other substances in the raw honey helliing' the patient to build
up some immunity to whatever the individual is allergic to.
However, other reports indicate the iontirary. In a comparison
where participants ate either local~non-filtered honey,
pasteurised honey and used corn syrup with honey flavour as
the control group. Ten different allergy symptoms were mea-
sured and they found no differences between the two groups
that ate the honey and the group eating the placebo honey.

Easily digested: Because sugar molecules in honey can convert
into other sugars (e.g fructose to glucose), honey is easily digested
by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high acid content. It
helps kidneys and intestines to function better,
Rapidly diffuses through the blood: When accompanied by
water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in seven minutes.
Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better since
the brain is the largest consumer of sugar and may reduce
Supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part
of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition,
it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regu-
lating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a pro-
tection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.
Does not accommodate bacteria: The bactericide (bacteria-
killing) property of honey is named "the inhibition effect".
Experiments conducted on honey show that its bactericide prop-
erties increase twofold when diluted with water. It is very in-
teresting to note that n wly born bees in the colony are nour-
ished with diluted honey by the bees responsible for their su-
pervision, as if they know this feature of the honey.

To be continued

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Sunday .Chronicle .July. 8, 2007

COngratUlatiORS 10 Sunita and Flzol of New York
on their wedding anniversary.
Grreetings from their Mum and dad, Mr. and
MrS. Philip Dharfpaul of DeWillem, West Coast
Demerara, their sisters Sandra and Esther, and
brothers David of Trinidad and Michael of New
York, and Fidel of Canada. Also from their daugh-
ter Krestan, wishing them many more years of
happiness together.

COngratulatiOnS to Chris and Tasha on their recent
wedding. AII the best from their parents and
grandparents, brother and sister and especially
from uncle Safraz and aunt Naff.

r -

Congratulations to Philip and Mala of New York on their
wedding; anniversary .
Greetings from their Mum and Dad, Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Dhanpaul of DeWillem, West Coast Berbice.
Also from his sisters Sandra, Esther and Sunita of
New York, brothers Fidel of Canada and Michael of
Also from Whitney and Nixon, wishing them both
many more years of wedded bliss.

"' :~;

L' ; .

2 pounds fresh crab meat
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 scallions, including the green tops, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 branches fresh thyme, crumbled, or V2
teaspoon dried
Sound slab bacon, cut into 1/4l-inch dice
I pound fresh spinach or callaloo greens,
cleaned with stems removed
1 pound okra, topped, tailed, and cut into
7 cups water
salt and Chico Black Pepper .
I scotch bonnet-type chili, pricked with a
Juice of 3 limes

1 packet Champion Elbow Pasta
I medium sweet pepper
I small onion
2 medium carrots
I tbs. soft margarine
I can green peas
I can whole kernel com
% cup white cane \imegar
% tsp. salt
% 1sp. Chrico Black Pepper
25 rm aste cheese

Cook Champion Elbow Pasta as directed on
package and drain. Chop sweet pepper and onion and
saute in hot margarine. Cut carrots inl strips, shred
cheese and set aside.

Place Champion Elbow Parsta in a bowl and add
sauteed onion and sweet pepper, peas, whole kernlel
corn,, carrots, vinegar, salt and Chico Bl/ack Pepper
and mix well.
Add cheese and mix.


Brow `~.fth,~~e;" crbma nteolwt h ctos

Inasoppt rown the dicmetint ed bacon Wil the salos

spinach in the rendered bacon fat. Add the okra,
cover with. the water, and add salt and Chiico Black
Pepper to taste. Cook: for 20 minutes, stirring
constantly with a whisk. When done, add the crab
meat, remaining garlic, and chili that has been
pricked with a fork. Continue: to cook over low heat
for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When done, add the time juice, whisk it through k
thoroughly, and serve hot.

( Welcome to the 4C59Lh edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
L; I tlps on cooking in Guyana.

Continuing our observance of CARICOM Day we featurre two more recipes from
aroundthe Caribbearn-enjoy!

An gelina

Jolie'ssgift ;

Angelina Jolie reportedly returned gifts sent to her four chil-
dren because she doesn't accept free presents. ANGEUNA JOUE
The Oscar-winning beauty was not impressed when British
fashion company Pepe Jeans sent T-shirts for five-year-old Maddox, three-year-old Pax, two-year- ,
old Zahara, and one-year-old Shiloh to Prague, where Angelina is currently filming ?Wanted'. f
She claimed she couldn't accept the presents as she had no idea who gave them to her.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Angelina returned the clothes with a nice thank-you note.
But she made it clear she could not accept the gift as she didn't know exactly who sent them."
However, Angelina is only too willing to accept presents from those she loves.
Her lover Brad Pitt recently showered her with birthday gifts.
Angelina, who turned 32 last month, was thrilled to discover Brad had filled their Los Angeles
home with flowers.
He also presented the actress with a gold ring featuring the birthstones of their four children.
A source revealed: "He cooked an amazing dinner. She was so excited she talked about Brad's
gifts all day."
Brad is said to be making a concerted effort to support Angelina since the death of her
mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in January. (US Weekly)

rmuwnmravsa enamw ma anmm -Au p m ea mle wmuumu,
India. It is the first movie in whrich the Bollywood legeml appears with his two sons,
sn and Sob Mlaolwo~rl

Hugh Grant's infamous rendezvous with a Hollywood prostitute is being turned into a movie.
The film which will retell the story of the British actor's late-night liaison on Hollywood's Sunset
Boulevard in 1995 is set to make former call girl Divine Brown millions.
A source said:"Divine has already made a fortune from the liaison with Hugh and she could easily
double that with this film.
"Everybody is fascinated by what happened and why it did."
Hugh, now 42, was romancing long-term girlfriend model Liz Hurley when he was arrested for
getting oral sex fro the $60-a-'trick' prostitute in his BMW convertible.
The 'Four WNeddings and a Funeral'.actor's relationship with Liz fell apart shortly after his tryst
and his reputation was tarnished.
Divine, 37, refers to the incident as a "blessing" after making a reported $1.6 million from
telling her story. She says that as a result of having a sexual encounter with Huogh she was
able to send her two children to private school.
In an interview for 'Hollywood Lives' to be aired on ITV tonight (06.07.07), Divine says: "What
happened that night made him 'famous' in the States, and made me famous overseas.
"Everything turned out for the better. It helped me turn my life into something positive. I, was
blessed that it could get me out of that lifestyle."
Divine has already played herself in an adult movie based on the incident, 'Sunset and
Divine: The British Experience' directed by porn legend R6on Jeremy. (Showbiz)

EMAA Hashm i, who has
been tagged as a 'serial
kisser' by the media, says he
is sick of kissing people on
screen and is happy that his
latest flick "Awarapan" does
not have any such scenes.
"I was sick of kissing on
screen," the 28-year-old actor
said during a news conference in
New Delbi to promote
"Awarapan". "I was being typ-
cast as a kisser.'llankfully, I'm
not kissing anyone in this film.
"When I used to see myself
kissing on screen, I did not feel
good rIyself and I can understand
what the audience must have felt
There was a time when people
came up to me and said that our
kids love you but they cannot go
to see your films."
He added: "'I wanted to
break this stereotyping of my-
self and I took a risk in
'Awar-apan' by not doing all that

I was previously~ related to.
This film marks the second
phase ofEmraan Hashmi."
"Awarapan", which deals
with the serious issue of flesh
Trade in Southeast Asia, por-
trays a Pakistani woman, played
by newcomer Mrinalini Sharma,
trafficked to Hong Kong.
Emraan Hashmi plays the
role of a small time crook from
Jodhpur who lands up mn Hong
Kong an~d saves the girl frm the
traffickers. The film, which re-
leased June 29, opened to a
lukewarm response at the box-
office but its business has been
picking up since Sunday.
"Awarapan" marks the first
major overseas release for
"~The film has been released
in over six countries and is do-
ing good business in the US. UK
and D~ubai. I'm very excited at
this response since it s my big

overseas release," said the actor,
who is sporting long hair and
The actor, who has acted in
around 16 films, has his platter
full with two more movies, one
with the Bhatt camp titled
"Jannat" and the other is touted
to be a sequel to "Raaz", a 2002
horror film staring D~ino Morea
and Bipasha Basu.
Emraan wants to land the
role of the ghost in the sequel
to "~Raaz" and in "LJannat"
he plays a bookie. "Jannat"
deals with the shady world of
betting in cricket and is said
to focus on Bob Woolmer's
mysterious death during the
World Cup. (BollywoodWorld)






'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe is happy to have sex
with girls who are only interested in him because of
his fame.
The 17-year-old actor insists' he is too young to settle
downl and is keen to take advantage of any groupies he has.
He said: "Girls who want to go out with mejust because
I'm famous has never been a problem. I'm 17. I don't care.
"O~bviously, if I wanted a deep and meaningful rela.
tionship then I wouldn't want to be going out with some-
body who is only with me because P~m an actor, but if
yon don't a relationship like that then it's fine "
However, Dlaniel is adamant he wouldn't stay with a girl
who called him Harry during sex.
He said: "People do call me Harry. I once had a friend
call me it by accident. If there's another person in the room
called Harry and somebody shouts their name I do respond
slightly, which is embarrassing.
"But no one has ever said it in the throws of passion-
That would be the end of that session. Go now!"
Daniel reprises his role as the boy wizard for the
fifth time in new movie 'Harry Potter and the Order of
the Phoenix'. (Showbiz)