Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00257
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 7/29/2007
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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: UF00088915:00257
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Caribbean Festival of Cre-
ative Arts (CARIFES1~a) in
According to Dr Edward
Gireene, Assistant Secretary Gen-
era;l of. the Comlmunity
Secretarial. G~uyana "is well-
placed to host next year~'s festi-
As the CARICOM nation
that hosrted the first CARIIFEST`A
35 years ago. the Jagdeo adlmin-
istratrion is pledged to take all
practical initiatives to mak~e this
relmier regional cultural event
"a1 most memorable affalir".
TIhe Guyana Head of` State
agereed with his CARICOM col-
Icagues at their Barbados Hilton
Summit, earlier this month to
host the 10trh CARIFESTA a`-
ler the Colmmunity Secretarial
was advised that The Bahamas

could no longer stage the
festival as pla~nnedc by the pre-
vious administration of' ex-
Primne Minister Perry Christie.
Bahamnian Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham explained last
week that when he a~ssumned of-
fice following the recent general
election. it was dliscover~ed that
basic infrastructure and other
releva~nt ar'rangementns weie not
in p~lace to10S hStII: sucha mssive
cultural event. H-e said The Ba-
hamas wouldl seek to stage the
llth CARZIFESTA in 20)12.
D Gr~eene. who is r~espon-
sible for fo~r Humlan and Social
Development a the
CARICOM Secretarial.~r said in
a telephone interview that
"Guyauna is well suited to host
the 10th CARIFESTIA with its
envisaged blend of indigenous.

regional and international pa~r-
In addition to its pan-Car-
ibbeean profile. said Greene.
next year-'s festival is scheduled
to have, for the first time. an
international component with
countries such as Spain and
Morocco being among likely
participating countries.
One of' the challenges. he
said, would be how effectively
the festival could bc organised
to reflect anl international focus
in the development of' our- cul-
tural industries and. simulta-
neously. highlight what's "aul-
thentically indigenous to
Guyana with its very signifi-
cant Amerindian population. as
well as ensuring protection of
intellectuaJ property r-ights of
our artistes."

Guyana has the physical ini-
f'rastructures it did not have
back in 1972". said the
CARICOM official, with cul-
tural and convention centr-es. na-
tional stadium. group of hotels
and other facilities to stage the
10th festival. and to make it
more than a major event in the
capital. Georgetown.
Now that the government
had officially communicated its
endor-sement to host the festival
next year, said Greene, the
framework, logistics and all -e-
lated issues would be discussed
at the forthcoming meeting with
Presidents Jagdeo and his Minis-
ter- of Culture, Youth and Sport
.Dr Frank Anthony.
Trinidad and Tobago last
year hosted the Ninth

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unlvlin~." C~ulburdl notedc.
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tion of poverty. and the overall
improvement in the quality of
life of citizens."
FITUG's President
Grantley Culbard, in his address.
said the labour federation is a
stable component of organised
workers in Guyana and cannot
be taken lightly.
He recalled the motion
passed at the last Conference to
pursue the unification of trade
union bodies in Guyana, as for
too long disunity among the
labour groups has persisted with

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act that whilst FITUG seeks
ndependently to strengthen its
ole. it has never lost sight of
he need fo~r unity in the trade
inion movement. '"Unity of the
rade union movement was al-
ways the aspiration of FITUG."
re said.
The President saluted the
heroic and inspirational struggles
,f the federation, for charting an
independent, rational and realis-
ic trade union,
The Conference theme
'working together towards ad-
lancing workers' interest in the
,resent trade union environ-
ment", the President said, pro-
,ides him with an opportunity
o offer another perspective on
issues raised.
He posited that it also aids
n cementing the links between
he four trade unions that con-
;titute FITUG, allowing them,
through their deliberations, to

... for protecting workers
The call for unison among .rsd ntJ g e f
trade union bodies of the -F & a e tJ g e
country has been a constant
feature of talks by Head of t1
State President Bharrat high symbol of national trade He emlphasised thlat while u
Jlagdeo at all labour forums union solidarity." .Government supports efforts to tl
The call was no different President Jagdeo explained achieve the unification and con-
when President Jagdeo ad- to the delegates that Govern- comitant char~acteristi cs it h
dressed delegates of the Federa- ment wishes to see a united brings, the realisation of such is
tion of Independent Trade Union trade union movement in which the primary responsibility of h
of Guyana (FITUG) at its Con- vested interest and over inflated the unions themselves.o
ference yesterday at the Umana egos do not hijack the legitimate The birth of FITUG ini
Yana. Kingston. function of the union which is 1988 he said. "coincided with ti
"The divisions within the to seek the bettermlent of all trampling of workers' rights' and
labour movement are source of workers. a corresponding decline in the
worry and not healthy for work- -True unity of the trade economy. a situation that v
ing class solidarity. It is union movement demands brought extreme hardship on all p
unbefitting that the trade union greater democracy within the Guyanese...the courage of
movement remains divided 1 am Guyana Trades Union Con- FITUG in unshacklingp itself
confident that given its unques- gress, it demands that leaders be from the then fossilized TUC t1
tionable commitment to working increasingly drawn from unions. was a defiang moment for trade ii
class unity, that even as FITUG and not to become figure heads umionism in Guyana. It gave re-
takes strength ... and strength- with no union base or support newed vitality to the workers'i
ens its federation, they should from workers, and to be ac- struggle and renewed hope to all t1
not lose sight of the goal of a countable to their membership." workers. s
united trade union movement a the Head of State opined. President Jagdeo lauded the t

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pa-
kistani authorities warned
more suicide bombers were
stalking Islamabad. a day af-
ter 14 people were killed in
a blast near a mosque re-
garded as a symbol of Islam-
ist resistance to U.S. ally
President Pervez Musharraf.
"I feel very insecure for
myself, for Iii) children and for
my city. I never thought my
city would be like this," Fareha
Ansar, a former high school
principal. said yesterday, after
the second suicide attack in the
capital this month.
A wave of suicide attacks,
roadside bombs and shootings
have killed more than 180
people, in a militant campaign
triggered by the storming of the

Red Mvosquel in Islamabad earlier
this month to crush a Taliban-
stylIe movements.
The government reopened
the mosque this week, but trouble
broke out on Friday as hundreds
of followers of radical clerics
briefly seized th~e mosque before
being dispersed by police.
A suicide bomber, described
as a bearded man in his 20s,
struck at a nearby restaurant
shortly afterwards.
The only extra police evident
yesterday were stationed around
the now~ "indefinitely closed"
Red Mosque. or Lal Masjid.
Part of the problem for secu-
rity forces is that they are the
main target for attacks. Eight of
Friday's victims were police.
Police foiled a car bomb plot
on Friday in Bannu, a city at the
gateway to North Waziristan, a

tribal region regardedl as a hot-
bed of' supported for the Tahliban
and al Qacda~.
Musharral has to contend
with more challenges than just
the militant threat in Pakistuni
cities, and pressure from the
United States to act against al
Qaeda nests in North
Waziristan, as hie struggles to
hold on to powe.
A Supreme Counl ruling last
week to reinstate achief~justice who
Musharraf had spent four months
trying to oust augured ill for his
plan to get re-elected by the sit-
ting assemblies before their disso-
lution in November without run-
ning into serious constitutional chal-
Having become increasingly
isolated politically over the
past few months, and virtually
silent since the court decision
went against him last week,
Musharraf was in Abu Dhabi
on Friday, reportedly for secret
talks with former prime minis-
ter Benazir Bhutto about a deal
to secure him a second telrm.
Officials denied the televi-
sion reports on F~ridlay. but
newspapers yester-day said the
two held their first f'ace-to-face
talks since Musharraf came to
power inl a coup eight years ago,
though his emissaries have been

speaking to Bhutto for months-
Musharral was in Saudi
Ara;bia yesterday. and expected
back in Pakistan today .
Mutual distrust has sur-
rounded contacts with Bhutto,
and a deal remains fraught with
problems, though both share a
vision of turning Pakistan into
a moderate, progressive nation.
Living in self-exile, Bhutto
has seen her- bargaining posi-
tion strengthened as
Musharraf 's grip on power
General MusharrIaf' wants
to be -re-elected by the sitting
assemblies while still army
chief. Bhutto says he should
get re-elected after parliamen-
tary elections due around the
end of the year, %nd that he
should stand as a civilian.
While Musharral` would be
ready to give her Pakistan
People's Party (PPP) a share of
power, he would prefer the
stro~ng-willed Bhutto to stay on
the sidelines, according to gov-
cl-rnment sources-
U.S. and British officials
have spoken of hope that po-
litical moderates can come
together at the centre of
Pakistan's fractured politics
to form a bulwark against a
rising Islamist tide.

NEW YORK (Reuters) The Bush administration is pre-
paring to ask Congress to approve arms sales totaling
US$20 billions over the next decade for Saudi Arabia and
etsstre ghbous,o The New York Times reported in
Coming as some U.S'. officials contend that the Saudi gov-
ernment is not helping the situation in Iraq, the proposal for
advanced weapons for Saudi Arabia has stoked concern in Is-
rael and among its U.S. backers, the Times said. The package
of advanced weaponry iricludes advanced satellite-guided
bombs, upgrades.for its fighters and new naval vessels.
Senior officials, including State Department and Pentagon
officials who outlined the deals' terms, told the Times they
thought the Bush administration had resolved those concerns,
partly by offering Israel more than $30 billion in military aid
over the next 10. years, which would be a significant increase
over recent levels.
Administration officials remain concerned, however, that the
package could draw opposition from Saudi critics in Congress,
which is to be notified formally about the deal this autumn. the
newspaper said.'
The State Di-partment and the White House had no com-
ment on the Times' article, and a Pentagon cpokesperlon could
not immediately be reached for comment.
.Assurances from the Saudis about being more supportive
in IaqU were notissougdhtt by the administration as part of the
The Times said officials described the plan as intended to
bolster Gulf countries' militaries in abid to contain Iran's grow-
ing strength in the region, as well as to demonstrate Washington's
commitment to its Arab allies.
But they added that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Defense Secretary Robert Gates still plan to use their joint
visit to Saudi Arabia next week to press for help with Iraq's
'"The role of the Sunni Arab neighbours is to send a posi-
tive, affirmative message to moderates in Iraq in government
that the neighbours are with you," the newspaper quoted a se-
nior Sate De artmen officil a sh i g.nwtsGlsaeso
stress to Sunnis that engaging in violence is "killing your fu-
Other salves to Israel in light of the proposed deal include
asking the Saudis to accept restrictions on the range, size and
location of the satellite-guided bombs, the Tiries said. The Pen-
tagont is so asckinsefor a ceom itent notoltdoe ore the weap-
Along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are likely to receive
equipment and weaponry from the arms sales under con-
sideration, the Times said.

Recurring suicide bomb

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Renewed call for probe into 1990 coup

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)IVManning for fifth title I

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YET another call has been
made for a commission of en-
quiry into the July 27, 19901,
attempted coup.
Seventeen years after
Jamaat al Muslimeen leader
Yasin Abu Bakr and 113 insur-
rectionists invaded T&T's Par-
liament and tried to overthrow
the democratically elected Na-
tional Alliance for Reconstruc-
tion (NAR) government. an-
swers are still being sought.
At a wreath-laying cer-
emony Friday at the Red
House cenotaph to remember
those who lost their lives in the
brutal attack, former NAR MP
Rawle ~Raphael made another
call for an inquiry.
He said if this was not
done, those who were inno-
cently killed and injured in Par-
liament between July 27 and

August 1. 2007. world haunt
the Govermment.
President George Mlaxwell
Richards w-as among six
people who laid wreaths near
the Bernnal Flame.
Noiceirably absent from the .
]function was former NAR
leader Artnhur NlR Robinson,
who was shot in the leg dur-
ing9 the invasion.
Political leader of the
Congress of the People Win-
ston Dookeran and former
NAR minister Selby Wilson,
who were held hostage by
armed Jamaat members, sup-
ported Raphael's call for an in-
Dookeran said the nation .
was yet to heal from the
bloody attack.
'"'lle coup is a national is-
sue which has to be dealt with
above politics...It's time we

bring closure to it because therec
are so many unanswered qlues-
tions." he said.
Wilson called on President
Richards to ulse his persuasive
powers to get an inquiry
Addressing guests, former
NAR leader Lennox Sankersingh
said the attempted coup has had
a profound impact on the way
our society has evolved.
"It has been argued that the
culture of guns and violence
present among so many of our
young people has had its roots
in the attempted coup," he said.
Sankersingh said while
an inquiry may be a good
start, it was clear that we
have failed to understand
the significance of the
events and its influences
on our development pro-

mning Ministe gatrick
gated by the Integrity Com-
mission for a fifth time, he
confirmed Friday.
Manning revealed the situ-
ation at aWhitehall media brief-
ing which he summoned to
speak ~about the visit of Nige-
ria President Yoweri Museveni
and also to clarify statements
he made about "buying
Laventille" to redevelop it.
He also said he was tying
up loose ends and planning for
the next five years in office if
the public wished to have the
People's National Movement

bcManning stressed that the
Laventille commentnwas'-oni

Anything to be done would be
in consultation with residents.

He said if the area was to be
redeveloed. resi sttswolded

He insisted it was not for the
benefit of the rich.
Manning's comment on
the Integrity Commission issue
came when he said he agreed
with the decision to have pub-
lic hearings by the tribunal in-
vestigating Chief Justice
Sainlarine Sharma. He said jus-
tice would be better served.
Manning said he did not
fear public hearings and what
they might reveal. He said "ey-
ery top sits on its ow~n bot-
tom- in matters of integrity.
The PM then said he had

anodnwas cleared on :01 occa-
Hie said he is no. ;hing in-
iestimated a fifth 1inne. "And

I'll answer the fifth time."
toHe indicated the ineestsga
Sabha licence issue.
Manning also said he was
not surprised at yesterday's
loss by the United National
Congress leader Basdeo Panday
to resume duties in his former
Couva North seat.
Manning also maintained
his position against an en-
quiry into the events of July
27, 1990. He said some felt it
was too long after the event
and some might be unable to
fully rec6llect events. Other
parties to the event had died.


6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 29, 2007


A MOST unfortunate lack of appropriate communication
has taken place involving the Guyana Government and
the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
It involves the now eight-month old controversy be-
tween the Guyana Government and the Stabroek News
over withdrawal of advertisements by government min-
istries and state corporations from that newspaper.
There remains a dispute over the government's ex-
pressed rationale for its decision on claimed economic
ground for re-allocating advertisements in the "Kaieteur
News" that would normally have gone to the Stabroek
Lack of relevant circulation data for both Stabroek
News and Kaieteur News, as well as the ongoing emo-
tional responses on the part of the government and
Stabroek News over claims of evident bias and hostility
towards President Bharrat Jagdeo's administration, do
not help in promoting a resolution to a problem that re-
quires to be resolved.
This contributor went on record, quite early, in dis-
agreeing with the government's decision and continues
to hope for a positive review that results in a practical
compromise through mature dialogue.
It is in this sense that it is viewed as quite
regretable that the IACHR's Special Rapporteur on Free-
dom of Expression may have unwittingly committed
a surprising faux pas by his manner of handling the dis-
pute between the Jagdeo administration and Stabroek
News publisher David deCaires
An objective assessment of last week's media cov-
erage of correspondence from the Special Rapporteur
to Guyana's Foreign Minister Rudy Insanally, and the
minister's subsequent public response, could hardly

release was made.
Was, for instance, any effort made to secure an ex-
planation from Guyana's ambassador to the OAS,
Bayney Ramkarran?
Perhaps when the OAS Assistant Secretary General,
Albert Ramdin, visits Guyana from August 6-8, the mat-
ter could be discussed with a view to removing misun-
derstandings, while recognizing the independence of
the IACHR and the sovereignty of a member state of the
If there has been a blunder, in the first instance, with
the government's handling of the withdrawal
of advertisements from the Stabroek News, the IACHR's
Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression has seemingly
also blundered by lack of any prior dialogue with the
Guyana Government on the issue and further compli-
cated by its media release.
It would be good to know that the blunders from all
sources, including initial emotional responses from the
Stabroek News, are removed, in preference for a new
approach by all parties that could result in public sector
advertisements once again being properly shared with
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vice by Prime Minister Patrick
Manning's administration, I
made inquiries to confirm the ac-
curacy of media reports out of
Port-of-Spain on the plan to ad-
vertise for applications.
Yes. it was true: What a hu-
miliating precedent. I
thought, this would create, not
only for Trinidad and Tobago.
but for other Community part-
ner states whose govern-

avoid concluding that the communication process, as
initiated from the Rapporteur's office in Washington, was
surprisingly flawed.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,
a 48-year-old independent organ of the Organisation of
American States (OAS), has acquired a formidable repu-
tation and its current Rapporteur for Freedom of Expres-
sion, Ignacio Alvarez, is recognized as an expert in in-
ternational law.
Foreign Minister Rudy Insanally, himself a veteran in
diplomacy and regional and international governance
systems, is a cabinet minister who is reportedly known
to be favourably disposed to an amicable resolution to
the row between his government and the Stabroek News
over allocation of advertisements.
When, therefore, the Foreign Minister received on
July 23 a letter from the IACHR's Rapporteur dated June
13, seeking a response within 15 days from the govern-
ment for a requested review of the controversial deci-
sion on withdrawal of advertisement, he was under-
standably quite surprised and disturbed by the develop-
Such a response would have had to be provided by
June 28. Worse, the substance of the correspondence
from Rapporteur Alvarez was made public in a press
statement before the Guyana Foreign Minister had an
opportunity to respond.
Without getting involved in the substantive issue of a
requested review of the decision on allocation of gov-
ernment advertisements, Minister Insanally questioned
whether, by the approach adopted, the IACHR is really
interested in ascertaining his government's position on
a requested review.
On reflection, Rapporteur Alvarez, may wish to take
steps to correct the misunderstandings that have re-
sulted from the initial letter that took almost six weeks
in the mail to reach the Foreign Minister and, without an
explanation being sought over non-response, his press

crime strategy for the counry-!.
it turned out to be a blun-
der. As events wecre to establish.
Kerik's battles at home inl dr-
fence of serious allegations
about his personal integ~rity
were to result in his withdrawal
from any engagement either in
Guyana or Trinidad and T,-
Now comes the disclosure
that the Manning government in
Port-of-Spain is about
to advertise in local and foreign
media for both Commissioner
and Deputy Commissioner of
its police service.

Appointing foreign cops.
recognized for their expertise.
either as advisors or with spe-
cific contractual appointments
within the senior ranks of a
CARICOM police services. mlaq
not normally be an issue of con-
However, having a fbewigner.
whatever the level of1 his exper-
tise, ethnicity and nationality. at
the apex of the police high com-
Ininatl could ha~ve serious nega-
Ilve consequences.
Particullarl for a society
like T~rinidadl andi Tobago in
whose citizens' ear~s still rings
the historic militant cry of
massa dlay donle" by Eric Wil-
liams. 'a~ther of' the nation and
author of` "Capitalism and Sla-
very .
The initial response of
President Emrol Bruce of the
Tr`Iinidad and T~obago Police So-
cial and Welfare Association was
careful and viewed as more than
a hint of discontent that could
have lne native wvers ilb;. ad

Br-uce. "that~ people feel we have
to go externally w~hen we have
counticss offlicers who have
years of experience a~nd ar-e suit-
ably qualifiedl fo~r the posts. it

:\ not the police's fault that the
!ystem has fallen (apart)..."
When I tclophoned Reginald
',umas in Tobago on another
matter. I found the retired head
f the Trinidad and Tobago
!'ublic Service. former distin-
Luished diplomat and currently
.:n1 incisive social commentator
.,uite furious.
He said it was too difficult
tol understand that in
2007.Trinidad and Tobago,
-. on to mark its 45th anniver-
-.lry of independence, and
.ith all the strident claims to
national pride and boasts of
Pr~ime Minister Manning's "Vi-
soon 20/20" of "developed coun-
IIry status". could now be em-
harking on a "precipitous
' -urse" to have foreigners at
:` head of' the Police Service.

ereign nation..It looks like as if`
massa day might be coming
Dumas thinks that Mr
Manning may be over-extending
his "penchant for things and
people foreign" to riow con-
sider having a foreigner to head
the police service when the cur-
rent Commissioner (Trevor
Paul) goes into retirement....'
Meanwhile. it is left
for ordinary me to wonder if
any of our Community s gov-
ernments, or the Association of
Caribbean Commissioners of
Police (ACCP), has ever given
some thought to possible ben-
efits from a carefully structured
programme of exchanging. peri-
odically, Commissioners and
Deputy Commissioners from
among our national police ser-

THERE SEEMS to be no end
to surprises in the gover-
nance system of the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago, the
CARICOM state currently
enjoying the best of years
from -its oil and natural gas
resources while also having
to contend with a very chal-
lenging crime epidemic.
Against the backdrop of
controversies over its criminal
justice administration system-
a problems addressed last Sun-
day in a case to impeach its
Chieflustice--there has come a
disclosure that Trinidad and To-
bago may now be heading to-
wards the likely appointment
of a foreign national. and outside
the Caribbean, as Commissioner
of its police service.
Having experienced foreign
cop\ in the police: service of a
CARICOM member state--as.
for example. in Jamaica and St.
Lucia--shouldl not be confused
'with a foreigner at the apex of
the police high command,
Certainly not in Trinidad
andi Tobago with a passionate
sense of nationalism--without
prejudice to commitment to
fostering the central goals
So. imagine my own surprise
upon reading that the country's
National Security Minister. Sena-
tor Martin Joseph. had
disclosed the government's inten-
tion to advertise at home and abroad
fo~r applicants to fill the posts of
not just the number two but
n ml aeP o e ps teeTrinidad
Concerned that this could
well be interpreted as a shocking
public expression of no confi-
dence in the leadership of the
Trinidad and Tobago Police Ser-

Jamaica. for instance, has
gone that way with the ap-
pointment of Mark Shields as
one of some four Deputy Com-
missioners of its Constabulary
We are, of course, all aware
of the problems that have re
suited from the handling by
Shields--the former Scotland
Yard crime sleuth-- of the cir-
cumstances surrounding the
shocking death of Bob Woolmer,
the Pakistani cricket coach dur-
ing Cricket World Cup.
The emotional calls for
Shields' resignation seem to
have died down; but things may
never be as positive in his
favour as they were prior to the
s-o-called "Bob Woolmer affair "
There ha~s also been some
controversy in St Lucia last year
of1 the then Labour Par-ty admin-
istration employing seven Brit
ish police officers as part of an
anti-cr~ime programme and in-
sp~ir~ing more1 public confidence
in the competence and integrity
of that Eastern Caribbean police
force. St Lucians appear- to have
come to terms with the roles be-
ing played by the Br~itish co:n
ponent of' their police forcce.
Much earlier, there was tle
controversy over the Guyana
Government's move last yearr to
appoint former contr-overs~al
New York Police Commissioner
Bernard Kerik as special anti-
crim~e adviser to President
Bharrat Jagdeo's administra-
dent e pr oed by pli-
tary of Homelant
Security. Kerik had also been
courted inl 2006 by the majlr
opposition United National
Congress to help craft an anti-

Prime Minister
Patrick Manning

mlents-ftor different reasons-
mlay be inclined to also follow
such a course, and seek to ~jus-
tif'y it on grounds of preparing
for a more effective campaign to
battle the cr-ime epidemic.

I have reasoned that. per-
hps. innal iTr dmning > i u

acceptaunce fromn the rank and file
of a lca~l police service. in this
case that of T~rinidlad and Tlo-
bago. a~ foreigner could be ~p-
po"inted as deputy police chief .

I don't see either Britain
or Canada having
CARICOM national heading
its national police service.
Bu Rhavilg lt fieadspariods
lice chief. within the frame-
work of an exchange
programme, could prove a re-
warding experience for Com-
mutityv member states.


As Dumas sees it. "this
wouldd have a very damaging e'-
Icet on morale and discipline in
.I police service where there is
aIlready much
ulhpin esD...Frankly speak .

!t; judgement prevails as what
I envisaged flies in the face of
1 that I and others have fought
w~ h.ard to preserve and advance
withl ou~r independence as a sov-

The troubling deportees issue:

HE best thing about
the outcome of the
TTurkish election on
Sunday is that now the army
can't make a coup. It may
still want to: it was certainly
making menacing noises
about it recently. But after al-
most half the voters (47 per-
cent) backed the incumbent
AK (Justice and Develop-
ment) party in Sunday's elec-
tion, the army simply cannot
move against it. Great many
officers would just refuse to
act against the popular will
in such a blatant way, and the
army would never risk a split
in the officer corps.
'The even better thing
about this election is that
Turks have decisively re-
jected the false dichotomy
between "political Islam" and
"democracy" that paralyses
politics in so many Muslim
countries. That matters, be-
cause Turkey is a~ rapidly de-
veloping middle-income
country of 75 million people
that still has hopes of join-
ing the European Union.
.(The current obstructionism
of leaders in France, Ger-
many, Austria and a few oth-
ers countries is irrelevant.

r-ecord (five unbroken years
of high-speed growth). by its
unwavering commitment to

state from behind the scenes.
so they are fighting back by
accusing the AK Party of be-
ing a Trojan horse for reli-
gious fanatics who want to
stop Turks from drinking al-
cohol and force women into
"Islamic" clothing. The AK
Party denies it, it has spent
thelast five years in power
moving consistently in the
opposite direction, and most
Turkish voters believe it.
The larger significance of
the AK Party's success in
Turkey is that it demon-
strates that devout Muslims
can co-exist with their less
devout fellow-citizens in a
democratic constitutional or-
der. All the devout need in
order to prosper is recogni-
tion of their equal rights, not
a monopoly of power and
control over the personal
behaviour of the less devout
and the non-believers.
In Muslim-majority coun-
tries where the secular hold-
ers of power and the Islam-
ist revolutionaries see one
another as mortal enemies -
which is to say, in about half
of the countries of the Mus-
lim world peaceful demo-
cratic change. compromise

since they will probably all
be gone by the time a deci-
sion is taken in ten or twelve
years' time.) But the election
outcome is also important for
other Muslim-majority coun-
Most foreign reporting of
the Tuikish election followed
the script provided by the
main opposition parties, the
Republican People's Party
(CHP) and the Nationalist
Action Party (MHP), in
which they were defending
enlightened. secular democ-
racy in Turkey and the AK
Party was just a front for ig-
norant hordes of rural Mus-
lim fanatics who wanted to
shove shariat law~ down the
nation's throat. It was a
"test of Turkish secularism."
they claimed -and if it was,
then secularism lost. But that
isn't what really happened at
The real struggle in Tur-
key was between the "re-
publican elite" and practi-
cally everybody else. The
"republican elite" are a privi-
leged and well-educated class
of people who have virtually
monopolised senior jobs in
the military, the judiciary and

the state bureaucracy f~or
several generations on the
pretext that they must-have
control in order to defend
Ataturk's secular reforms (in
the 1920s!). But these days,
that is only a pretext for pre-
serving their power: secular
democracy in Turkey is not
in danger,
There are certainly fanat-
ics in Turkey who would like
to force all their fellow-citi-
zens to conform to their par-
ticular brand of religion on
pain of death. Every country
has some of those, but they
are as rare in Turkey as they
are in Spain and while the
ones in Turkey probably do
vote for the AKP, since it is
the only party that openly
espouses "Islamic values."
they are a tiny proportion of
its supporters.
Indeed, it's likely that
quite a few of the people
who voted for the AK Party
this time are not even believ-
ers. Although officially 99
percent Muslim, Turkey has
lots of unofficial non-believ-
ers, especially in the big cit-
ies, and many of them would
have been attracted by the
party's impressive economic

and co-existence of the sort
that we can see in Turkeyg are
regarded as impossible. It is
war to the death between the
establishment and the fanal-
ics. and there is very little
space between them for
people who would quite like
more democracy and civil
rights but don't fancy living
under sharial lawj as inter-
preted by extremists.
Opening that space up is
the most important political
task these countriesfCae. The
interesting thing about Tur-
key is that it has been the Is-
lamic activists, not the secu-
larifts, who did thehard work
that made it happen. But
let's be honest: even the AK<
Party would have found it
hard to open the'Ibrkisk sys-
tem up if it had not had the
prospect of membership in
the European Union as an in-
ducement for everybody to be
reasonable adcooperative -
and it's unlikely that the EU
will be offering Egypt or Pa-
kistan membership any time
Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published ia
45 countries.

membership in the European
Union, and above all by its
determined attempts to
LIBERALISE Turkey's legal
The AK Party has con-
sistently used the need to
make Turkish law conform to
EU norms as a justification
for changing the law in ways
that expand individual rights.
Of course, that also under-
mines the ability of the "re-
publican elite" to control the

Instead of belaboring the issue of deportees and their link
to crime, particularly as crime stats from here to Jamaica are
showing that their involvement is at a low level, I think the
main challenge we should be dealing with is how best to help
integrate deportees into our society, by providing them with
support including housing, employment and counselling.
Many of them have absolutely no support system here.
They have been separated from their wives, husbands and chil-
dren who are still living in the U.S; others who may have ~left
our shores as babies and tod-
dlers don't know their ex-
tended families here and have
problems finding employment
because of their status as a
"criminal deportee."
Deportees are here to stay
and many more thousands will be
returned to our countries whether
we like it or not, and setting up
programmes specifically to deal
with their integration should be
the way to go.
As Chairman of the Sub-
~4:] Ujcommittee on the Western
~Hemisphere, Elliot En gel, a
... New York Democrat reminded
'us in his opening remarks to
the Congressional hearing,
"just in case there is any doubt, the Administration supports
and adheres firmly to U.S. law. Aliens who commit crimes or
violate immigration law in the United States run the risk of
being deported."
So it was welcome news that the U.S plans to provide funding
to our governments to help deportees re-integrate into our societ-
Washington and the Caribbean are also due to sign an
agreement soon to share information on the deportees
and set up social programmes based on a pilot programme
in Haiti, the third largest recipient Caribbean nation of
deportees from the U.S behind the Dominican Repub-
lic and Jamaica.
Bernard Headley, professor of Criminology at the UWI, Mona,
reports that the Haitian pilot reintegration programme appeals to
those "who may have emigrated in search of brighter opportunities
and have now returned". Haiti "welcomes you as 'a child of this

island', regardless of your length of stay abroad and any
misdemeanours you may have committed", according to the
programme's brochure.
"If you are willing to forge a new beginning, the Haitian Gov-
ernment, with the support of the International Organisation for
Migration, has formulated a programme and tools to help you
regain your place in Haitian society."
Included in an array of reintegrative services are counselling,
HIV/AIDS testing,lrug rehabilitation and employment link-ups.
This past fiscal year saw 185 "criminal" deportees enrolled in
the programme.
Thirty-seven of them completed training in micro-enterprise
creation; and, either individually or in groups, they have devel-
oped 13 separate projects, from bakeries to cyber caf~s, accord-
-ing to Professor Headley.
An information-sharing programme via an electronic travel
document (eTD), already successfully set up in Central America,
will also to be implemented in some of our countries that receive
the bulk of deportees.
The eTD system provides biometric and biographic informa-
tion on persons being deported from the United States, making
that information available to consuls in the U.S. who are respon-
sible for issuing travel documents and also to law enforcement
officials in the receiving countries.
Social groups in our countries are also making efforts in help-
ing deportees.
In Jamaica, a church-based group known as the Land of
My Birth Association has recently started to offer similar
services to some deportees, while Citizens for a Better
Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) have been lending a helping
hand to the newcomers.
St. Kitts and Nevis have also set up the Returning Na-
tionals Secretariat which is charged with facilitating reinte-
gration of deportees and which provides counseling and of-
fers assistance in finding jobs, locating housing, and using
social services.
Seven years ago, the CARICOM Regional Task Force
on Crime and Security recommended that member countries
establish Offices for the Resettlement of Deportees-mod-
eled after the St. Kitts and Nevis programme.
I'm not sure how many of our countries have put that rec-'
ommendation into action to help re-absorb deportees.
Perhaps the latest decisions out of Washington will spur
our countries to move pro-actively on the troubling issue of

EVER since the U.S in 1997 began repatriating
deportees to Caribbean countries where they
Were born, our leaders and security officials
have been putting a large measure of the blame on
them for rising criminal activities.
Sometimes their remarks are made without evidence -
and when data is collected on the impact of deportees on
the local crime situation, I've heard officials still blaming
deportees for the increase in the murder rates, drug traffick-
ing and gun-running.
Indeed, some deportees have been involved in crimilial
activities based on police reports from several Caribbean
countries, but certainly not the high levels that officials have
been talking about-
In fact, their statements are sometimes so sensational
that we might believe that if our countries did not have to
deal with deportees, we could start dismantling the steel grat-
ing barricading our homes against the criminal element.
The real threat, however, continues to come from criminals
living right here in our countries, who perhaps have never put
their feet on the U.S soil, but were probably getting some of their
criminal tips from hard-core action-packed movies and strategies
to evade leaving evidence behind from popular crime shows such
as CSI:Miami.
During a Congressional hearing several days ago in Wash-
ington D.C, on deportees in Latin America and the Carib-
bean, Anne Marie Barnes, chief technical advisor at Jamaica's
National Security Ministry who led the Caribbean's argu-
ment, reported that the mass deportation of criminal offend-
ers to the Caribbean and Latin America constitutes one of
the greatest threats to security in the region.
This contrasts sharply with a recent report by the World
Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
(UNODC) which stated that the average Caribbean depor-
tee is not involved in criminal activity. It however said that
a minority may be causing serious problems, both by~ direct
involvement in crime and by providing a perverse role model
for youth-
In a case study on Jamaica, one of the Caribbean coun-
tries proportionately most affected by criminal deportations,
the report said based on currently available data, it is pos-
sible to conclude that it is unlikely that the average depor-
tee is committing crime on the island, but that it was pos-
sible that a minority is involved in criminal activity.



Keeping the

notion of

chang e alive

... the Allhiance for

Change mission



-The USAIDI Guyana Democratic Consolidation and
Conflict Resolution (GDCCR) Project (USAIDIGDCCR) is
inviting Civil Society Organizations working with communities
across Guyana, to submit applications for small grant funding
for projects that will enable citizens to engage in processes
requiring citizens' input.

The purpose of this undertaking is to enable C~SOs to make
informed and objective contribution towards decision making
and consensus building processes at all levels in Guyana
while improving upon their capacity and credibility to address
issues. Proposals should address issues peculiar to the
organizations applying or issues facing their community or
the country as a whole.

Small grant applications must not exceed GY$1,000,000.00
or six months project duration. Proposed~ project
activity/activities must lead to specific outcomes.

Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday
September4, 2007.

Interested organizations can uplift the information guide at
USAIDIGDCCR Project Office at 87 Carmicha;el Street
Cummingsburg Georgetown. To receive -;additional
information by e-mail or telephone, please con~itact Ms.
Capucine Phillips the Administrative Assistant at
cphillips@rti.org or on telephone numbers 227-84()1/2.

LAND OF CANAAN, East Bank Demerara


'TEND)ERS ar~e invited fr-om suitably quaitlied persons for Transport~ation
Ser~vices for the B.C:.L. Staff (Pfr-odu.ct~ion) from the following locations: -

TIenders must be enclosedf in a sealed envelope addressed toc: -

BC'L Tender C'ommittee
& placed in thle Tender Box located at our
Receptionist's Desk, B.C.L, Lsand of Clanaarn no later
than Friday (2007 Aug. 10)


From left: Newly installed Vice Chairman, Ms. Sheila Holder; Chairman, Khemral Ramjattan; new Member of Parliament
Latchmin Budan-Punalall, outgoing MP Chantell Smith and at podium the AFC's new Chairman, Raphael Trotman

and cr~iticismT. which he preferred
to as "potholes on the r~oadt to
Reficcting on changes that
took place within the Par-ty al-
ter it announced its intention to
contest the 2006 General Elec-
tions, and even after the results
of the elections were made
known. Mr. Trorman ."To
those who panicked and
jumped ship~we say a fond
farewell.. but we ask to be
given the opportunity to win
you back. To those who
stayed the course, we salute
you and say you are true
Guyanese patriots....the sub-
stance that makes the AFC
- whole."
Trotman acknowledged that

in life it is natural to hit encum-
braunces, potholes and resistance.
"But we keep ourselves going.
" he said.
During the opening session
of the Conf'erence, Chairman
Raphael Trotmnan also an-
nounced that Member- of Parlia-
ment, Chantell Smith was re-
signing her seat in Parliament as
of tomorrow. She is to be suc-
ceeded by Ms. Latchmin
Budhan-Punalall, a Pastor, So-
cial Worker, and devout sup-
porter of the AF;C, who re-
ceived Leadership training in In-
dia. Both women were pre-
sented to the Conf`erence, and
Ms Shanta used the opportu-
nity to pledge her continued
commitment to the AFC.
Meanwhile, commenting on
the AFC's tempo, Party
Leader, Mr.. Khemruaj Ram~jattan
affirmed: "Today marks a tran-
sit stop in a long journey which
we in the Alliance for Change,
together must travel."
Our survival to this day
is a major accontplishment," he
da e oajcv of te con
dy Deegats Cnenc
to deliberate on matters offail-
ure and success over Ih last
two years, and to chart the way
forward, Ramjattan said.

The day's programme con- Harper,
eluded with election of office The Alliance for C~hange
bearers for period 2007-2009, was launched in October,
chaired by Mrs. Beverley 2005.

Stranded Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) Thousands of Pales-
tinians stranded in Egypt for weeks will return to the
Hamas-held Gaza Strip starting today after a deal between
Israel and Egypt, Palestinian officials said yesterday.
The Egyptian Red Crescent estimates that roughly 5,000
Palestinians have been stranded in dustyLEgyptian towns in
north Sinai since Hamas Islamists seized control of the Gaza
Strip on June 14 and the main border crossings were closed.
Palestinian officials estimate the number of stranded Gazans
at between 6,000 and 7,000.
Nabil Amr, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas, said an initial group of 100 Palestinians would cross
into the West Bank from Jordan today, from where they will
be transported across Israel to the Gaza Strip.
"The Palestinian efforts have succeeded in solving the prob-
lem. Today the first group will enter Gaza. Two days later an-
other group of 500 will enter, and this will continue until all of
them are returned to Gaza," Amr said.
.Earlier, the Palestinian Minister of Prisoners Affairs, Ashraf
Ajrami, said the stranded Gazans would travel through a bor-
der crossing between Egypt and Israel from where they would
be taken to the Gaza Strip, a far shorter route.
The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt has
.been closed since Hamas's takeover. Hamas has rejected
proposals to allow the stranded Gazans to return through
other crossings controlled by Israel.

By Shirley Thomas
Chairman of the Allianlce For
Change (AFC) Mr. Raphael
Trotman says the party's
mission, following the last
general election, is to keep
the notion of change alive,
and to make it the dominant
culture in Guyana.
Addressingo local and over-
seas delegates and observers to
the Party's first National Del-
egates' Conference at St.
Stanislaus College Auditorium.
Brickdam, yesterday, the AFC
Chairman admonished those as-
sembled: "We need a mecha-

nism that will not come by
street protests. but must start
with each individual."
The conference was held
under the theme: "United for
in his address, Mr. Trotman
said "Today. July 28, is a his-
toric day for us in the AFC.
That we have arrived at this
nexut milestone is nothing short
of remarkable and extraordi-
nary." He acknowledged the
dedication, support. sacrifice
and hard work of those, locally
and abroad, who rallied around
the Party as it continued its
forward march. defying hurdles

a. 'Parika
b-. Paten~tia
c. Belfield
d. Vryheid Lust
e. Kitty

f. Sheriff Street
g. South .Ruirnveldt
h. Timrehri
i. Kuru Kururu
i. L~inden

TI[ravelling tou our M~anurfacturing Div~ision, L.and of Canaan, East
Bank D~eme~ar~a on a Ch'tree Shift System operating from
07:00 15i:00h. 15:00 23:00h & 23:00 07:00h.

30 Seaters 8
15 Seaters 3

Vehicle Insurante Coverage
Fitness C~ertifrcat~e
oriver's L.icence

N~o. of Buses Required:

Requirements include:

R.UtilAY C~HI(01(ICLE :July 29, 2007 9

Canada and the Caribbean:


The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract (1551/SFGY) with
the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to support the implementation of the Fiscal
and Financial Management Program (FFMP). The overriding purpose of this program is
to promote efficient, transparent and accountable management of fiscal affairs. The
FFMP comprises three (3) Stab-components, narnely:
(i) Tax policy and administration
(ii) Public sector- Financial Management
(iii)Fiscal and fiduciary oversight

Under Sub-components (iii), the Project Executive Unit (PEU) on behalf of the National
Assembly hereby invites applications from suitably Consultants;

For Short Term Consultancy for Preparation of an Operational Manual to Synchronize
the Constitution of Guyana, Audit Act and Rules, Policies & Procedures Manual
governing the role and responsibilities of the PAC in its oversight role as set out in the
Rules, Polices and Procedures/Manual and TheAuditAct.


At least a First Degree in the field of Law or equivalent with at least four years
experience as a consultant.
Knowledge of the Constitution of Guyana, Audit Act 2004, Rules. Policies and.
Procedures Manual, Parliamentary Standing Order, and other relevant
documents would-be an asset.
Previous experience in National Assembly of Guyana or other similar
Parn amnts ioud be an asset.

Declaration of Nationality
Professional Reference
Listing of analytical work in the field of law especially as it relates to the
objective set out in the Term of Reference

Adetailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy must be uplifted from the:
Confidential Secretary/Administrative Assistant,
Fiscal and Financial Management Program, Public Buildings,
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown
Telephone No: 227-7026

Applications must be delivered in an envelope to the following address and clearly marked in
the upper left-hand corner:

Application for Short Term Consultancy for Preparation of an Operational Manual to
Synchronize the Constitution os Guyana, Audit Act and Rules, Policies & Procedures
Manual for the National Assembly

Att: The Chairm~r j:
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urqluhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

and placed in the Tender Box in the Ministry of Finance Building, by 9.00 h on August 21,

Late applications would be rejected.



Apphications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under
mentioned vacancy:


The Ministry of Education with assistance from UNICEF is in the process of
implementing a project that would improve opportunities for girls in non-traditional
Technical and Vocation Education at the Secondary level. The goal of this project is
to increase the number of girls who choose non-traditional technical careers.

The Terms of reference for this position can be obtained from the
Personnel Department, 21 Brickdam Georgetown.

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted no later than
Monday August 06,2007' '

Application should be clearly marked Project Coordinator on the envelope and
placed in the tender box, Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana .

P. Kandhi
Permanent Scea

BY Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business
executive for former
Caribbean diplomat)
Canada's Prime Minister
Stephen Harper came to the
Caribbean on July 19th and
20th on a whirlwind visit as
part of a four-country tour in
Latin America And the Carib-
In doing so, he brought a
message: A commitment by
Canada to the region is a prior-
ity of his government.
We should all breathe a sigh
of relief.
There is no other govern-
ment in anywhere in the world
that has placed the Caribbean as
a priority, and the region needs
a champion in the councils of
influential multilateral
organizations in which no Car-
ibbean state has a voice.
What is more in a rapidly
changing international economy
where the emphasis is on trade
liberalisation and open compe-
tition on the prices of goods
and services, Caribbean coun-
tries need friends who will help
them to~over the painful process.
of economic adjustment from
traditional exports to niche pro-
duction in agriculture and the
rapid development of services.
In short, Caribbean coun-
tries need help in making their
economies and their companies
more competitive in a global
market place where larger
economies anrd huge multina-
tional companies are increas-
ingly dominating the scene and
pushing out small economies
and small companies.
Canada and Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) states are
well placed to develop what
Barbados Prime Minister Owen
Arthur describes as a "mature"

Canada and CARIC
joy a long history of
commercial, and cultural
Recently, I have be
of an informal group of
ans and Caribbean perse
have been seriously con
the Canada-CARICOI
tionship to see how it c
revitalised and reinvigo
the mutual interest of th
There is ample basi!
renewed and strengthen

As our group stated:
"More than 500,00(
of Caribbean origin
Canada and two-way go
services trade runs in e:
C$3 billion annually.
and CARICOM cooper
evident through county
mal and informal chann~
ing from security and
forcement to trade and
In the international com!
Canada and CARICOn
tries have also cooper
their mutual benefit in tl
monwealth andi
Organisation of An
After Prime M~
Harper's visit to the re
Caribbean lawyer witl
corporate experience I
me that he could see ~
Caribbean would get fre
newed interest in the Cr
by Canada, but what w
ordinary tax payer in
feel was in it for him?
It is, of course, a goc
tion and one that under
absolute necessity for
bean political leaders a
ness people to pursue
ously Prime Minister I
commitment to making
gion a priority.
The informal gr
which I referred earlier I
sidered this point, and

gravely destabilize the region.
The problem of supporting
Haiti would be multiplied sev-
eral fold, stretching the resources
of countries such as Canada, and
maybe even forcing them to put
up greater barriers td migration
and refugees. -
Now, as part of Prime: Min-
ister Harper's identification of
the region as his government's
priority, more Canadian re-
source's will be directed at the
Caribbean, including more re-
sources to the Canadiam Inter-
national Development Agency
(CIDA). CIDA can provide re-
sources to help the region de-
velop the capacity to partici-
pate effectively in trade negotia-
tions, it could help with eco-
nomic adjustment and it could
help with the development of

the Caribbean's human re-
sources to make the region more
competitive in the world.
The Canadian Prime Minis-
ter came to the Caribbeari; he
did not summon Caribbean lead-
ers to Canada.
What is more not only did
he listen to Caribbean leaders,
he brought Canadian -officials
who sat down for a day and a
half listening to and talking with
Caribbean persons from.busi-
ness, academia and government.
There was a great sense of seri-
ousness and purposefulness
about this; it was no public re-
lations exercise.
And, Mr. Harper came
across as very sincere when he
publicly said: "My travels this
week have convinced me that
Canada can play a dynamic role

working with our partners in
the hemisphere to build a pros-
perous and safe neighborhood of
nations committed to democratic
values and social inclusion".
The Caribbean should
lose no time in consolidating
this new relationship with
Canada. It provides the best
opportunity for showing to
the rest of the. world how a
small region and a larger
state can cooperate in their
mutual interest. This could
be a relationship for good.



OM en- the conclusion that a Canada-
social, CARICOM Free Trade Area
l ties. (FTA) or Economic Partnership
:en part Agreement (EPA) ought to be
Canadi- pursued and that there were
ons who benefits for Canada. We identi-
sidering fied some of these benefits as
M rela- follows:
wouldd be Canadian small and me-
~rated in dium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
re two. seeking international exposure
s for the will get the opportunity to gain
led rela- experience in foreign markets
that are familiar and accessible.
CARICOM offers not only
common languages but a shared
0 people legal and business culture.
live in Much of the Canadian presence
,ods and in the Caribbean services indus-
xcess of try (telecommunications, busi-
Canada ness, energy, and tourism ser-
ration is vices) is already made up of
ess for- SMEs. An agreement with
els rang- CARICOM will provide an in-
law en- centive to even more Canadian
culture. SMEs to expand their interna-
Imunity, tional competitiveness and ca-
MI coun- pacity.
rated to It- is easy to find non-con-
he Com- troversial areas of market
nthe complementarities upon which
merican to build an agreement.
There are, of course, other
minister considerations-
egion, a Canada is pumping money
h sound into Haiti as part of a desper-
put it to ate effort to bring some modi-
wrhat the cum of normalcy to that
om~a re- troubled country. It is trying to
aribbean establish democracy and demo-
ould the cratic institutions, helping with
Canada policing, fighting the HIV/Aids
pandemic and ultimately to cre-
od ques- ate conditions that would stop
lines the the flow of refugees.
r Carib- The last thing that Canada
nd busi- 'or the United States would want
e vigor- to see in the Caribbean is other
Harper's countries becoming failed states
Sthe re- in the way that Haiti is. For that
would increase crime, create
oup to more space for drug traffickers
had con- to operate, expand the number
came to of economic refugees, and


10 11UNlDAY CHROWICE J 1 4)S, 20


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

*Deputy Land Administration Manager
*Senior Conveyancing Officer


Deputy Land Administration Manager

A University Degree in Sociology, Economics and/or related field plus at least two (2) years
relevant experience in Land Administration.

Senior Conveyancing Officer

Bachelor of Laws from a recognized College or University or equivalent qualifications plus
at least two (2) years relevant experience working with an Attorney or at the Deeds
Registry. dealing with conveyancing matters.

Details of duties could be obtained from the Human Resource Manager.

Applications including curriculum vitae should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place

To reach not later than Aug9ust 3,.2007

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification,
examine and- uplift bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from
Ministry of Health- see#5 below) at the address in #18 below, from Monday to
Friday 9am to 3 pm:

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

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders upon payment of a non refundable manager's cheque I cash fee of

6i. Bid must be delivered to the address below (#9) at or before 9 am August 21",
2007 for Project # MoH 15/07
Electronic bidding will not beemtte. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in
person at the address below at 9 am August 21", 2007 for project #s: Mol- 15/07.
AMr bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as stated in the Bidding
Note: Bidders may bid on any or all of the lots mentioned above.

7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
Cashier-Accounts Department (Ground Floor)
Ministry of Health. Brickda m, Georgetown

8 Further information. clarification, examination and uplifting bid documents
(upon presentation of receipt from Ministry ofHealth. see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Mlantaement Unit. Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Modflat. Kingston. Ge~orgetown
el 22 69354 Fax 2 2 57767. E ma i : mmnu mo h@grna i~com

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Chairman
o-nai Procurement and Tender Administration (North Western Building)
(InrStry of Finance
-U-:Lrquhart Street.
a :m. Guyana

By Odeen Ishmael

While the countries of the
western hemisphere are en-
grossed with issues affecting
their political and economic
development, the movement
of people across national bor-
ders continues in varying
ways to influence the social
and economic life of these
nations. South American gov-
ernments are well aware of
these migration concerns,
and in Caracas on 1-3 July
their representatives dis-
cussed the implications at the
seventh South American
Conference on Mrigration.
The South American Con-
ference on Migration. first held
in Peru in 1999. is a regional
process for dialogue and agree-
ment on migration issues. The

sive approach to migration is-
sues and respect for civil rights.
The representatives reiterated
their governments' unrestricted
commitment to the promotion
and respect of the human rights
of the migrants andl their fami-
lies, independently of their mi-
gratory condition. nationality.
ethnic origin. social standing or
age with the objective of cradi-
cating any symptom of xeno-
phobia and discrimination.
In referring to the positive
social, economic, political. cul-
tural, scientific and academic
contributions made by migrants
to the destination countries. the
conference allso insisted that the
human aspect of migration must
be at the centr-e of all migration
policies and programmes. Point-
ing to the common responsibil-
ity on migrations between coun-

fact that South American coun-
tries have met for the past seven
years to discuss migration mat-
ters indicates their commitment
to build a regional consensus on
these questions.
The Caracas meeting dis-
cussed common migration chal-
lenges and actions needed in ar-
eas such as migration and its ef-
fects on poverty and economic
and human development; up-
holding the human rights of mi-
grants; countering human smug-
gling anditrafficking; promoting
the positive contribution of mi-
grants; and minimising the nega-
tive impacts of migration on the
There were also intense de-
liberations on the rights of mi-
grants in the host countries, and
the final declaration of the con-
ference called for a comprehen-

tries of origin, transit and desti-
nation, the conference urged the
destination countries to imple-
ment political regularisation of
the situation of the migrants
alid their families, according to
the international principles and
commitments on human rights.
At the same time. a call was
made for destination countries to
assure the total respect, the
labour and social rights of the
documented migrant workers
who should receive the same
rights as those enjoyed by citi-
zens of those countries a fac-
tor that would positively facili-
tate integration in their new en-
In addition, the final decla-
ration stressed the importance
of promoting cooperation be-
tween "sending" and "receiving"
countries in order to increase
development and reverse pov-
erty and social exclusion, the
chief causes of economic migra-
tion. In addition, it denounced
economic policies which encour.
age the insecure employment
situation of most irregular (or
undocumented) migrants, their
exploitation and violation of
their humantrights.
Furthermore, the conference
examined the important matter
.of remittances from migrants to
their families in their home
countries. The delegates agreed
that these.are private financial
resources which are the product
of the work of the migrant
population to help improve the
quality f l fe of heirs bnefici -
be considered as official aid to
the development of the mi-
grants' home countries. They
urged all governments to remove
the obstacles to the transfer of
.remittances and guarantee to the
migrants and the beneficiaries
access to banking services.

The question of human traf-
ficking also received a great deal
of attention. After intense de-
bate, the representatives agreed
that intra-regional, inter-regional
and international` mechanisms,
including cross-border coopera-
tion, must be quickly developed
to help eradicate human trafTick-
ing. They reaffirmed their gov
ernments' commitment to eradi-
cate this crime, while applying
measures, according to the inter-
nal legislation and effective in-
ternational instruments, to pre-
vent, repress and sanction hu-
man trafficking. At the same
tim,, they urged transit and des-
tination countries to assure the
legal protection of the victims
during their stay in those places,
and for repatriation to their
country of origin.
The results of this confer-
ence will surely throw the spot-
light on problems experienced by
migrants in South America and
even outside the continent.
Many countries on the continent
face the problem of hosting large
numbers of migrants -some tran
story. some seasonal, and oth-
ers more permanent. In Venezu-
ela, Colombia, Brazil, Guyana,
Suriname, Ecuador and Peru, mi-
grant communities (from
neighboring countries) have
sprung up in border areas where
the new residents are involved in
different forms of economic ac-
tivity. including illegal mining,
and cross border trade. Housing
and other social conditions are
rudimenay apoety t adbe d

ing significant roots in those lo-
calities. Due to their length of
stay in some of these countries,
many migrants have managed to
obtain legal residency, but most
still reside and work illegally.
The problem of illegal resi-
dency has impacted mainly on

Inv ItaIO n


South American countries

examine mig ration issues


children, who were born in the
"new" country, but because their
parents remamn"undocumented".
many of these children's births
were not registered with the au-
thorities. They thus remain
stateless~" since they possess no
birth certificates from either the
country of birth or from their
parents' country of origin. As a
result, when the children reach
school age, they find difficulty in
obtaining admission to schools in
their country of residency, even
though they are "citizens" by
birth of that country. This cer-
tainly is a serious human rights
Problem which some South
American governments need to
urgently address.
From the discussions at
the conference, it is clear
that South American govern-
ments are very much con-
cerned over the impact of
heavy migration on their re-
spective territorial space and
on the economy as a whole.
However, there is broad
agreement that migration is
an accepted' demographic fac-
tor which can prove to be ad-
vantageous to both the depar-
ture and the destination coun-

Aeica~n on ene untmih
gration certainly directed re-
gional governments to pay
more attention to this aspect.
,Caracas, 26 July 2007
(The writer is Guyana's
ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer)

fo r Bid sl (FB

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
MInIStry of Health, Materials Management Unit

The Ministry of Health has secured funding for the purchase of the below items and
now~ invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and
delivery of same:
1. M~oH 15/07 Supply and Delivery of :
Lot A:Stationery
Lot B: Medical Equipment
Lot C: Warehouse Equipment.
Lot D: Pre-Printed Materials
Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures. specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and is open to all bidders=
subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 29, 2007 11

Pharsalus Inc.. ai rapidly growing Ca:nadlian ow~\ned miner~al exploration andi minmyi
comlpany. has embarked onl a major explolration prlogralmme in (iuyain: a andf hats the
fo~llowing positions~~currlently a\ailahle:

Accounts C~lerk / Officer-

The: ideal candidzate will be ma~ture. with albsolurte inteerity~ and discretlion. Hec o~r she will
report to the Executi \ceManagement and wil Ibe scxpectedlto:

Be computer lite1-rat with Irsponsibility fo.r mraintaining all fiscal. emplo.ymelnt and
budgetary records.
Hav~caitdegruc ina ;ccotuntlanlcy .or aticastACA ll( r
*r H~ae excellent organlizational skills
aeeprec fssandfln fstttr eun o .. n ... .
Ha~e L'ood written andi oral commllunicationl skills.
*Be abl to, communicate well andf act with cogency in pursiuil of b~est practice
principles associated with p~ositioning the enterprise adv\antageouslr$y.
* Havie the ability. personality and flexibility rto wocrk in a multi-fulnctio~nal team. .

Receptionist / O)ffice Assisitant

'The cand~idate will aIssjis. with the operationa~lf lianctionaulity~ of he centlra~l offi~c
Applicants will be expected to:
H~ave a sunlny personality
. Be proficient in the use of' Microsofi Office
*- PoI'ses good orall anld commulnicaltion skills
i Receive and diirect ~isito~rs appropriately
*1 Direct telephonic calls appropriately
.* A \sistas n~eceSsary with~~data entry anld dlc~ument prep~arationi.
:' ;~Identifyi with asid berdmse: a mem1~ber o~f tentral support team. .

;JTh.estspinmenrsts re~ttera); d cenltrol.office located within ~ten 'minulteu:f <.go t
G.Ceorgetown~ on E.C,`. II
.Ritn mmearaion is negotiabitCand~ivllhe competii~ive.
Appitimi s should inchiude acadenhti c anld emp1Yloyme~t achtievements(f~ in bli ief' resume tw~ith'
cover as towuhy they quai-fy tirri thled~esribediposi tion~. ~o not~send orIiginral cert ificat Ies.

Closing11 date: Augaust l~fth.. for positioning by 20th. Aurgust

App~licatio~ns can be mnadeL to
pharosa~lusgyca. yahloo.comr orio
The G:enleral Malnager.
GPO', P.O'. B~ox 1011553.

Phars-alu~ Ine..: a rapidlly gr'ow ing C.anadiain cwned mineral explloratrion and mining
companl"y. hals emba~,rked-~o n aI nunjulr- explorationl pr'cglranunle in G;uyulna andt hals the
fo~llowving positions c~urren~tly available:

A number of' po.sit ions arIe ava;i lable for sen ior andli~ un io~r tield geologistts. to sulpelv ise
anyi aspect of' the comlpany's? excplorlation activ'itics inl Guyana. Gjeologislts w~ill be
expected to be highly mo~tivatedt and independent with the ability to superlvise regional
and dtlrailedl geochemrical surveys. ground gephlysical survey~s. groundl and SurTlice`
water samph~lng programmes. regional and prospect map~ping, scout and resource
drilling, as well as mnanaging I~eldl sitalf:lt. und maintaining geological records anld
computer databases to, a h igh a standard. Thle positions will repo-t to senior matnage~ment.
Applications should include a sumlmary C'V andf covera letter stating the appllicatnt's key
comlpetencie~s. r111 applications are welcomed and( will be conlsider-ed on an indiviidual
basis with pay and condit ionls commennsurate with the aIpplicant's sk ills and experience.

Apply' to:
TIhe D~irectorl of' Explo~ratio. n
Pharsaluls Inlc.
GPO. P~O. Box 101l553
G.eorge~town. or at p~harsalusgyrit yahos.co~m

Fief ld Technicirais

P)Si~tions; are availablel forl c'lipe'ten)t anld exper)ienlced Field STechmcians tor work as
wate~l laders. for streoam, soil alndl trench samlplingr. andt preparatio n of' grrid and fbalse:
lines. Applicants: w\ill) be eipecte~d to:

* Be pl~otic~ignt wlth compasl~s alnd G;PS
* :Urkkcrsainkidb asic survity ~techlniques
*, K~E iltrition reibords, padis~an-ple logss
W\xrkl i~ndepq~nd tly taki idcad small teams
: .Haide .dxperienlce inth11e-epilection of gei~oloical : geochertmicatl.unpleS'

. he positioil will be fie1 )ld c~ basd ith 6 wee~k. quarerIS. Active` locatiosin hi .h NorthweCSt,
Esseqluiho and DeeiP Soiuth. Th'le positions wbll be reporting@ to the.company' s project
geologiists. A clean dr~ivilig recordw while hot essential is an iadvantage,.

Apply to:
TIhe C'ountry Mana~ger.
G`PO~, P.O). Box 101553. Georget~own or

Analysis by

controversy and all. with
celebratory "Crop-Over" ac-
tivities. Barbadians may have
given a casual glance to the
news item in last Monday's
Daily Nation that Robert
Corbin has been "returned
unopposed" to the leadership
of the People's National Con-
gress (PNC)--Guyana's ma-
jor opposition party.
Nevertheless. whatever the
level of their interest in party
politics in Guyana--a nation
which. for all-of its own prob-
lems. remains very vital for the
success of CARICOM's
emerging Si-ngle Market and
Economy-Barbladians should
know. for a start. that:
The PNC is one of the
Caribbean's oldest and major
parliamentary parties and its fu-
ture, like that of the older and
more robust governing People's
Progressive Party (PPP). is as
deeply tied to Guyana's future
as. perhaps. that of Barbados

two traditional parties to this
country. the Barbados Lab~our
Party(BLP) and Democratic
Labour Party (DLP).
When. therefore. sections of
the region's media reported.
without context. that Corbin
has been returned as PNC leader
at the party's 15th biennial con-
gress, which concluded last Sun-
day, it conveyed nothing of the
serious credibility' problem that
has resulted from a controver-
sial electoral process fo~r choos-
ing office bearers.
For the first time in the 50-
year history of' the PNC. of
which the late Forbes Burnham.
first Executive President of
Guyana. was its founder and
first leader. the party was faced
with an open campaign for a
change in leadership at its 15th
biennial congress.
Corbin. who succeeded the
late President Desmnond Hoyle.
following his death f'ive years
ago last weekend. found himself
on the defensive. Not just by
the leadership challenge from
once very close, militant col-
league Vincent Alexander,

Rather. in havin
with related unset
for verification of
amlid specific claim-
ties in deter~minin
of' members eligib

The campaign
fierce that what
"Team Alexande
challenger plus sol
serving. members-
sort to legal action
of' voters was del
natively. withdraw
tions process.-an
ally did. and now m
other options, in
party democracy a
The cry for
mocracy" in the
with an unflatter
running gover~nm
rigged natrional e
seem strange f'or
posed to the challe
ity factor-
While consi
of eligibility of \
tional and local go

PNO's crdibility factor

Af~te i

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Internet censorship

spreadinO -OSC~tud
VIENNA (Reuters) State restrictions on use of the Internet
have spread to more than 20 countries that use catch-all
and contradictory rules to help keep people off line and
stifle feared political opposition, a new report says.
In "Governing the Internet"', the Organisation for Security
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) presented case studies of
Web censorship in Kazakhstan and Georgia and referred to simi-
lar findings in nations from China to Iran, Sudan and Belarus.
"Recent moves against free speech on the Internet in a numn-
ber of countries have provided a bitter reminder of the ease with
which some regimes, democracies and dictatorships alike, seek
to suppress speech that they disapprove of, dislike, or simply
fear," the report by the 56-nation OSCE said.
"Speaking out has never been easier than on the Web. Yet
at the same time, we are witnessing the spread of Internet cen-
sorship," the 212-page report said.
in a new case not covered by the report, a senior Malay-
sian minister vowed this week to apply law prescribing jail terms
for Web writers of comments said to disparage Islam or the king.
Malaysian police grilled one on-line author over postings
the ruling party described as an attack on the country's state
religion and a bid to stir racial tension.
In Kazakhstan, rules on Internet use are so vague and po-
liticized that they "allow for any interpretation ..., easily trig-
gering Soviet-style 'spy mania"' where any dissident individual
or organisation could be branded a threat to national well-being
and silenced, according to the OSCE report.
It cited a prominent incident in 2005 when Kazakhstan
seized all .kz Internet domains and closed one deemed offen-
sive and run by British satirist Sacha Baron Cohen, who had
made the acclaimed spoof film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of
America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of' Kazakhstan".
In a speech to the OSCE parliament on Thursday, K~azakh
Information Minister Yermukhamet Yertysbayev insisted
Kazakhstan was determined to build democracy and create an
"e-government" expanding Internet service and making "our me-
dia more free, contemporary and independent".
The OSCE report said Kazakhstan's state monopoly
on Internet providers tended to deter use by making prices
for all but very slow and limited dial-up service far higher
than those for West Europeans even though Kazakh in-
comes are much lower.

tion~s. the PNC has refused such
a demand for its own party
Unlike previous elections.
fo~r which the maximumn eligible
membership never surpassed
g to contend 10.000, f or last weekend's con-
tling demands gress the roll jumped by over
the voters list one hundred percent--23.000.
Is of irregulari- Yet. no verification was permit-
Ig the register ted.
le to vote- Consequlently, the haunting
problem of credibility of the
Rejected elections process and legitimacy
:n became so of those now comprising the
emerged as party's major decision-making
r"--Corbin's body. Central Executive Com-
me other long- mittee, among them aI few new
-threatened re- faces that just ai year ago were
Sif verification engaged with the electoral poli-
nied. Or. alter~- tics of the fledgling Alliance for
from the elec- Chang pry
s they eventu- As the "Stabroek News
lulling legaland commented last Sunday in its
the interest of' editorial. "A Step backwards"-
lnd unity. the problems with the PNC is
electoralal de- that it has now "carried bagg~ge
PNC. a party from the 20th century over into
ing history in the 21st century...
ents based on it also raised the inevi-
lections. may table question: "How can the
somne now ex- party's "representations on
nging credibil- electoral and governance
matters at the national level
istent in de- carry weight when its own
verification governance is under ques-
voters f'or na- tion?" (Courtesy Barbados
vernment lc-cc Weekend Nation)

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United trade union ...

(From page three)

med alo u, Io whc he ex s "stout resistance from ele-
Komal Chand, FITUG;'s first Vice President in his welcom-
ing remarks, said TULC and FITUG are in consultation to deter-
mine ifa uie trade union body could once again be a feature

He said, "FITUG is here to stay; it is an important part of
the trade noion body as it comprises four unions which repre-
sent the majority of org~anised workers in Guyana and operates
in strategic institutions of the country."
Also present at the 2nd delegates conference were
former President Janet Jagan, Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds. Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph
Ramkarran, General Secretary of the People's Progressive
Party Donald Ramoutar. Ashton Chase, and Ministers of
Government responsible for Health, Labour, Culture Youth
and Sport Housing and after and Home Affairs. (GINA)


(CAP 19:07)


Wed nesday, August 01, 2007

Cle e;nt Rohee. M~~.P
Mir- r of Homae Afifairs

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> Three to five years experience in a middle to senior management position (Commercial Bank an asset);
> Knowlledge of th~e use of techno ogy In management applications and financial analysis;
> Valid Ddver's Licence.


To assist the Makrketfurg Manager with the Implementation of an Integrated marketing communications program
targeting emnploees, the Network, media and other stakeholders. Reporting to the Marketing Manager the ideal candidate
:* Degree in Masketing. Communications or Prof essional Certlf Icate Chartered Institute of Mlarketing;
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movement register and provide assistance to the Technical Support Manager. Reporting to the Technical Support and
Systems IManager the ideal candidate willi have:
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TacialP~Zizar ana liairamllm ni"duiailEVFlliIM

By Telesha Persaud

SIX GUYSUCO employees.
industry-wide, were yester-
day the main focus at the
"Guysuco Demerara Estates
Honour Roll Function 2006"
at the Uitvlugt Community
The champion workers
and their runners-up. whose
performances has been judged
by their peers and described as
excellent, gathered at this annual
ceremony where other workers
and well-wishers joined in cel-
Cbrating their success.
Those who secured the
Champion Workers Awards
were Andre Mingo, 42, of
Burton Village. East Coast
Demerara, who provided
Guysuco with 12 years of ser-
vice, and Indar Singh, 37, of
Uitvlugt Village, West Coast

Demerara. who served for 15
yer.The runners-up were
Michelle France. Delon Will-
iams. Lakrl~n Singh and Dbanram
The cr-iter~ia f'or selecting
these achievers from over~I 5(000
worker-s wer~e based on good at-
tendance. production. qua~lity of
work. commnitment andi co-op-
Minister- of' Agriculture.
Robert Persaud. addressing the
gathering, congratulated the
workers whom he referred to as
proud descendants of their fore-
bears who were known for their
hard work, commitment and
courage in the face of
humanity's worst adversities.
The Minister emphasised
that there is no plan to close any
of the Demerara Estates under
the present Government noting

The six awardees, together with Chairman of the Board of Director, Mr. Ronald Ail, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Robert
Persaud, and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nick Jackson.

that these estates fulnctioning arIe
part~ of` the ongoing reCStruLctur-
ing and modernizing p~lan of' the
sugar industr-y.
As such. he said an in-
quir-y has julst concluded into a
seeming deliberate programme
to run-down the West Demerara n
Minister Per-saud contin-
ued that there are many chal-
lenges that management as well
as workers currently have to
deal with that call for steadfast-
ness and commitment by all.
He said these include the
lowering cost of production,
having effective drainage sys-

temns. reducing accidents. skills
and labourI shortlages. andl ensurI-
ing! that pr~ivate caune flrmler~s in-
crease their contributionn to the
T~he Minister said onle of
the biggest challenges has to do
with more acts of' betrayal by
the European Comnmission (EC)
in its treatment of' the Sugar
He said that nationally,
Guyana is accelerating the
pr-ogramme to cushion the ef-
fects of the change in the Euro-
pean Union sugar regime which
is expected to cost the Corpo-
ration between 7-8 billion dol-

larus nnually in reduced revenue.
He said for some time
now. the EC has adopted. in a
systematic manner. measures
aimed as slowly killing the Sugar
Protocol. He continued that the
EC is now- hinting at its design
to kill the Sugar Protocol come
October 1. 2009.
'-The~ European Commis-
sion has totally disregarded the
joint commitments of Europe
and the ACP states under this
long standing inter-governmen-
tal trading agreement. Guyana

and other ACP' sugar producer-s
are again being betrayed by the
European Commission." he said.
"This is now a straight
case of Europe's duplicity and
dishonesty in ensuring the pro-
tection of its own interests, that
of its beet farmers and sugar re-
finers, while discarding those
countries that -faithfully
honoured their obligations and
commitment to supply raw
sugar for European industries

(Please turn to page 13)




wNorke rs


Good faith negotiations to

GOvernment of Guyanallnter-American
Development Bank
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme
Loan #: GY 0055
Ministry Of Local Governrment & Regional Deveomn

Re-advertisement for Project Engineer

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has identified solid waste collection and
disposal as a priority project. The GOG has consequently secured a loan from the
Inter- American Development bank (IDB) towards the cost of construction and
operation of a solid waste landfill at Haags Bosch, for use by the city of Georgetown
and Local Government areas on the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara. The
general objective of the programme is to contribute to improving the quality of life of
the population living in Georgetown and in the participating Neighbourhood
Democratic Councils (NDCs).

GOG will be applying part of the loan proceeds towards payment under contract for
suitably qualified persons to work in the Project Executing Unit (PEU) who will be
employed by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and
assigned to the Municipal Solid Waste Management Department (MSWMD).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:

Project Engrineer

The Proj ect Eng ineer willI be res ponsi ble for the plann ing. and im plementation of the
day to day activities related to engineering, particularly development and operation
of waste treatment and disposal facilities, The Project Engineer must have the
ability to work with minimum supervision to ensure engineering designs and
specifications are prepared to International Standards for the construction of Haags
Bosch Land fill Project. To monitor effectively, sub-projects during the construction
phase to ensure adherence to strict quality control. The Project Engineer will be
supervised by the Project Manager.


A degree in Sanitary or Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized
University and a minimum of seven (7) years experience in solid waste
management, with knowledge of designing sanitary landfills. Computer literate and
a working knowledge of IDB funded projects will be an asset. At least five (5) years
post graduate experience in a related field of which two (2) years must be at a
supervisory level.


Salaries will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful
candidate. Interested candidates can request the Terms of Reference from the
office of the Permanent Secretary. Application including Curriculum Vitae and the
names of two referees should be submitted to the:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
DeWinkle Buildmng. Fort Street
Kingston, Georgetown

Closing date for application is August 12; 2007

Only those applications which meet the miinimnum requirements will be

GUYSUCO honours champion ...


The Government of Guyana (GOG) has recently concluded Loan Contract 1551 SF-GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the proceeds of this
Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the three subcomponents of the
Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP), namely, (1) tax policy and administration:
(2) public sector financial management; and (3) fiscal and fiduciary oversight.

The Ministry of Finance, through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) invites tenders for the
Supply and Installation of the following items:

Procurement of Computer Htardware: -

Name of Item Q uantity
Servers 4
Larrre Network Printecrs 40 ,
Medium Networki Printerss 2()
Small Colour Printers 10

Tender Documents for the above-mentioned procurement can be purchased from the
Accountant General Office. Ministry of Finance. Main & Urq~uhart Streets. Georgetown.
Payment can be made via cash or Manager's cheque payable to Fiscal and Financial
Management Program. Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee
of Three Thousand Guyana Dollars (GS3,000).

Bids must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner of the outer envelope FFMP "Bids
for the Supply and Installation of Computer Hardware"
Sealed Tenders accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificates should be
addressed to the Chairman1. National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and
deposited in the Tender Box at the NPTAB located at the Ministry of Finance Bulildingy. 49
Main & Ulrquhart Streets, Geor~getowNn.

The Fiscal and Financial Management Program does not bind itself to accept the lowest

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders at 09:00Hrs
on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Procurement Officer

dent Bharrat Jagdeo will sed
teachers taking home an ad-
ditional sum of money as
Government recognizes their

An annou
terday by

of $40M per year for 2006-
2010, that is, $200M by 2010.
to facilitate construction of
houses for teachers
25 Government-spon-
sored scholarships per year for
teachers at the University of
Wages and salaries for
teachers have grown by over
700% during the three suc-
cessive PPP/C Governments
(1992 2006). Training op-
portunities have grown and
their working environmental is
more modern and better

lving fund

tremendous contribution and
good faith in negotiating civ-
illy with Government for

their salary increase.
"Because the teachers were
willing to come to the table and
negotiate in good faith, without
breaking the multi-year package,
we will be reviewing the salary
that the teachers got for this
year. Although it is not part of
ourI agreement, we are going to
give them an increase on what
they got."
This was divulged by the
President at the 2nd Confer-
ence of the Federation of Inde-
pendent Trade Union of
Guyana (FITUG) at the Umana
He explained that the multi-
year package Government
signed with the Guyana Teach-
ers Union (GTU) which caters
for a five percent increase with
a one percent increment is a
good and beneficial one, but
good faith demonstrated has
opened the avenue for more 11-
nancial injections into the

The Head of State said it is
hoped that other unions would
follow the example set by the
"We hope that the other
unions would consider espe-
cially those who work in the
public sector, we have been try-
ing to get the Public Service
Union to do that for some
while, but it's like pouring wa-
ter on duck's back," President
Jagdeo said.
Thle agreement involves a
mnulti-year package (2006 to
2010) and includes the follow-

A 5 percent per annum
across-the-board increase for all
categories of teachers
*: A one percent of the wage
bill as a performance based in-
crement per annum for eligible
*; Increased remuneration for
teachers who have improved
their qualifications
An annual clothing allow-
ance for teachers of $6,000 per
*" One-off duty free conces-
sions for vehicles for 100 Head

T I t tOman OO CO d

CAF Ldea Of
Mr. Raphael Trotman, M.P. was last night elected Leader
of the Alliance for Change (AFC), for the period 2007.
In a release issued last night, the AFC said that there were
two nominees for the position of Party Leader. The two nomi-
nees were Mr. Raphael Trotman and Mr. Khemraj Ramrattan.
However, Mr. Ramjattan declined the nomination, automatically
making Mr. Trotman the Leader.
The other office bearers announced, following the elections
which came at the end of the AFC's First National Delegates'
Conference, were: Chairman Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, and
Vice Chairman- Ms. Sheila Holder.
Results of election for Chief Executive Officer and the
names of 12 Committee Members are to be announced

(From page 12)

recognizing that every single
day at work matters and that
every single piece of the
Company's assets must be
managed well.
In addition, he encouraged
better relations and interactions
among management and work-
ers and unions. Failing to do so.
he said, could be more painful
folr management. workers and
the national economy.

Also addressing the cer-
emony was Chairman of the
Board of Directors, Mr. Ronald
He acknowledged the
spouses of those who received
awards for their hard work
since, he said, family support is
integral to good performance.
In addition, he reiterated
that there is no thought of
closure of any of the estates.

for more than three decades,"
the Minister declared.
To counter the results of
EC's machinations, Mr. Persaud
said that small tasks performed
by workers, most of which are
often- overlooked. can impact
positively on reducing costs and
enhancing productivity.
He said such tasks include

benefit teachers' pockets
Incement made yes- rsd~ tan u csm r oe o ecesTeachers per year
Head of State Presi- -P eie ta n u csm r mo e frta h rs* A housing! revolt

Af ghans may use force

if hostage tal ks fail


(TRINIDIAD EXPRESS)--A WOMAN who underwent a rou-
tine medical operation and was left with a one-square-foot
piece of game in her stomach has won close toTT$2.5 mil-
lion as compensation.
"Nothing is adequate for the pain I suffered for many
months," Margaret Roberts said Friday during a telephone in-
"Ibhad alot of pain...you could not even dream about,"she
Roberts,52, aforeign-used car dealer, was admitted to the
Seventh Day Adventist Community Hospital at Cocorite, in
manur 19, m uneg otn m gia po edr o e
gynaecdoloist of15 years,DIr Syam Roopnarinesingh.
The operation was conducted on January 9, 1999 but the
12-inch sqaeswab was left in her stomach for eight months,
and almost led to her death,
Roberts said during her eight months of illness she could
not care neither for herself nor her family and lost about 40
She believes that if the problem had not been detected, "two
more weceks and I would have been a dead woman".
Roberts. a mother of three, said too many poor people were
suffering as a result of negligence by medical authorities and
Ire vte people to pursue their legal options because -w~e
She was thankful to her attorneys, led by Odai Ramischand,
her husband and her children, who stood at her side.
Three weeks after the initial surgery, Roberts complained
that she was experiencing pain on thte left side of her stomach
but Narinesingh told her that was part of the healing process.
She complained again, in March 1999, about abnormalities
in her menstrual cycle and was given an infection to stop her
cycle and told to return for a second one.
The pain did not subside and she was eventually referred
to another gynaecologist as her doctor was out of the country.
By June 1999, Roberts was suffering from haemonhoids,
fever and pain in the stomach, backr, waist and thighs.
She was diagnosed as sudfferng from a virus.
Two months later Roberts was rushed to the Community
Hospital, where she underwent a series of tests until an X-ray
done on August 19, 1999 revealed the gauze swab in her stom-
Emergency surgery was done to remove a large abscess
which was located between her womb and large intestine and
her entiareomb was removed.
The abscess had made a hole in her large intestine causing
faeces to leak into her stomlrach, requiring the doctor to place a
colostomy bag to excrete her bodily waste.
She suffered comtplcations from that surgery and remained
in the hospital for about a month recuperating before she was
Roberts said during that time she was given 126 injections,
and about 25 bottles of intravenous "drips".
She had to employ a private nurse for three months to care
for her at home.
Roberts said ding her illness she could not work, eat prop-
erly, and her business crashed.
Roopnarinesingh died on December 30, 2002 and his legal
representative did not participate in the lawsuit filed by Rob-
erts against the doctor and the trustees of the hospital.
The hospital admitted 30 per cent liability and it was left
to Justice Zainool Hosein, who had conduct of the case, to award
appropriate compensation.
On Thursday, the judge ordered the compensation which
covers loss of earnings, costs of future surgery and medical treat-
"I find that the impact of what had happened to (Robi-
erts) would have made it dlfficul for her to recover and
turned what should have been a routine operation and re-
covery into a protracted and agonizing period of pain and
suffering," the judge noted

Net closing in on top Nazi

criminal: German magazine
BERLIN (Reuters) Investigators are closing in on one of
the last living top Nazi war criminals, Germany's Der
Spiegel magazine reported yesterday.
Germany has for decades been searching for Aribert Heim,
an SS doctor accused of having killed hundreds of concentra-
tion camp inmates with heart injections.
Earlier this month, Austria said it was offering a 50,000 euro
reward for information leading to the arrest of Heim and Alois
Brunner, an aide to Adolf Eichmann who helped organize the
deportation of Jews to death camps.
Spiegel magazine said investigators were focusing on Spain
and Austria in their hunt and that they had their sights on
friends and relations of Heim, known as "Dr Death" at the
Manthausen concentration camp.
The magazine did not name its sources.
LatTW Am nc, ac rdin go theoN z antn nS mo
Wiesenthal Centre.


B 5 g TS reS OR S



By Samar Zwak
GHAZNI, Afghanistan
(Reuters) A female hostage
among the remaining 22 Ko-
reans held by Taliban fight-
ers appealed yesterday for a
speedy end to their ordeal, as
a senior Afghan official said
force may be used to free
them if talks fail.
The woman, one of 18 fe-
male hostages among the South
Korean Christian volunteers
kidnapped in Afghanistan more
than a week ago. spoke to
Reuters on the mobile phone of

a Taliban fighter
"We are tir-ed and being
moved from one location to an-
other," she said in broken Dari,
one of the main languages in Af-
"We are kept in sepa-
rate groups and are not
aware of each other. We
ask the Taliban and the
government to release us."
she said. Pronunciation of
her name could not be un-
derstood by a Reuters re-
porter who spoke to her.
Earlier Munir Mangal. a
deputy interior mninister,. said ne-

gotiators were attemlpting to
hold more talks with the
"We believe in the talks and
if' dialogue fails then we will re-
sort to other means," he tdld
Reuters. When asked if that
meant use of force, he replied:
Mangal also leads a govern-
ment team tasked to secure the
release of the South Kord~ans.
He said mediators included
Islamic clergy who were trying
to persuade the T'aliban to free
the hostages without condi-

He also ruledCC out bowing to
the Ta~liban demand to frece in-
sur~gent captives heldl by Kabul.
"We ar-e trying to finish this
work through understanding
without any conditions," he
The Taliban have set a
series of deadlines for the
Afghan government to
agree to free rebel prison-
ers and killed the leader of
the South Korean church
group on Wednesday, but
Taliban spokesmen could
not be immediately
reached on Saturday.


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A GINA feature by Azeem

The Palms Geriatric institu-
tion is the safe home for 214
indigent, senior citizens,
providing a comfortable enlvi-
conment, where they are
given love and care.
The roots of the institution
date back to 1874 when it was
established as the 'Alms
House'. under British colonial
rule. The Brickdam institution is
fully funded by the Government
of Guyana and is administered
by the Ministry of Labour. Hu-
man Services and Social Secu-
Renamed 'The Palms' in
1974, the institution provides
free services to destitute senior
citizens, and is the only such in-
stitution in the country. It has
a bed capacity of 260 and is di-
vided into eight wards. four
each for males and females. The
current population comprises
106 males and 108 females.

Entry to the facility is de-
termined after applications are
investigated by a social worker
and an assessment conducted by
the administrator, the matron.
the medex and the Director of
Social Services.
The two main criteria for
admission are age and indigence.
However,. if persons are in abu-
sive situations. the Palms facili-
tates them.
In some instances a review
of the circumstances of some
residents who have been admnit-
led to the institution may result
in such persons being reinte-
grated into their families.

Residents better off
For Stella Stewart. who, has
been living there for many years,
everything is good`. and 'things
are better than before'. She was
high in praise fo~r the treatment
meted out to the residents.
Edward Omaw~ale 72. corl-
roboratct Stewart's sentimlents.
noting that the Palms is an in-
stitution 'where people can get
attention and care'.

Another male resident who
prefer~s not to be named said, '1
am comfortable here. I get
enough car~e. food and atten-

Under the supervision of`
the institution's staff. some of
the residents are engaged in
craft activities while others
read and exercise. There is a li-
brary and in addition, inter-
ested persons would comle into
the institution to read to the
The institution has plans to
set up a plot where active resi-
dents can engage in gardening.

Mbreeting their needs
Over the years, the People's
Progressive Party/Civic admin-
istration has upheld its commit-
ment to ensuring that the needy
are cared for. Medical, nursing
and, custodial care are all pro-
vided to inmates at the Palms..
Rehabilitative therapy for
both residents and out patients
are taken care of, while there is
a medical referral service to the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Additionally. the institution
cater~s for the removal and burial
of deceased residents,
A full-time social worker
deals with residents' problems.
and liaises with families and
next of kin.
Physiotherapy, skin zind
public health clinics are available
for residents and outpatients
through a collaborative agree
ment between the Human Ser-
vices and Health Ministr~ies.
For the institution's staff.
there is in-house training and
other opportunities for- the pro-
mnotion of public awareiless
programmes for the institution
and the services offered.
Government has commit-
ted to improving social ser-
vices for senior citizens aind
the needy, and will continue
to enhance facilities and cre-
ate the necessary environ-
me'nt to ensure they are com-

The GTM Grou~p of Comnpanir s Is pleased to Invite entries for on ART COMPETITION for persons between
the age of 15,'rs and 29,)rs. The theme of the competition is "LIFE anld the Wilnningg entry whill be: featured
on the Compdrny''-` 2008 CALENDAR. In addition, the 1", 2"" and 3 .' placed contestants wIll recelse
prizes to the value of $250,000, $150,000 and $75,000 respectively. Your entry must be original
and unaided work.

1. Contestants must be aged 15-25 years on September 7, 2007
2. Contestants shall print the following (IN BLOCK CAPITALS) on the back of each entry:
o Name, age, home address, home telephone number and date of birth,
o Title of entry and brief description of the painting.
o Contestants must write- and sign as follows: "I certify that this entry is my original
and unaided work. Signed..........."
o If you are 18yrs and under, your parent or guardian must write and sign the following
"I certify that this entry is the original and unaided work of my
son/daughter/charge. Signed.........."
3. Any traditional medium/techniqlue in water-colour, acrylics or oil may be used.
4. Each contestant's work must depict THEIR interpretation of the THEME .., "LIFE"
5. Contestants' artwork must be 15 inches in height and 18 inches in width.
6. Contestants may enter up to two pieces of artwork.
7, Contestants' entry should be submitted in flat format: and must remain within the specified size
guidelines. Framed entries will not be accepted.
8. Paintings~ that have already been shown elsewhere or accepted for another contest or exhibition
will not qualify for this Competition.
9. Paintings:l that show a particular person, an olrge tali;an~ or a brand name will not' be accepted.
Acceptance of entries is at the sole discretion of the judging Panel.
10. The closing date for entries in the Competition is September 7, 2007.
Entries received after th-is date will not be considered. t
11. Your entry shall be sent to the following address:
2008 Calendar Design
GTM-Group of Insurance Companies
27-29 Robb & Hincke Streets, Georgetown
12. The decision of the Jurdging Panel is final and no correspondence alI't~l be
en~tertainedi e-.dit~;.. such decision, i
13. T~he successful entries .01I remain the property and copyright of the [-
GTM GrouIp. The GTM1 Group will not: accept: liability for loss or :
Damage to any work .I.Il:arnited.
14. The rules of the Competition may not be changed or modified II.g
and will strictly be applied.
15. All Contestants agree to be bound by the above rules.

The closing date for the competition is September 7, 2Q007.

Why the new EU sugar

Marketing Manager of
NGMC, Richard Hanlif, notes
that the Guyana Shop is
unique because it is the only L
supermarket that sells locally
produced products exclusively.
"The main objective of the
Shop is to provide.customers,
both local and foreign, with a .g.
central location where locally
produced processed and fresh
products can be purchased, in
addition to garnering informa-
tion on local producers and Shop," Hamlf rematedl.
manufacturers. This is espe- The Shop also ais ~~local p:
cially important for prospec- duer's/manufacturers with
tive buyers, smece contact and marketing of their produclr. wl
other information on produc- NGMC se~eks to capture ~for th!
ers/manufacturers can be ob- export markets both regioonally
tained at NGMC's Marketing internanonally
Information Centre which is Som'e of the -predetts for I
conveniently housed in the at the Guya~na Shop include po
same building with the Gpyana lar local brands such as Kari

o'n L n b'Di'*e'n n'~l~L I('n r, Ln 'r`*I'L'Y'rl-''r

(An analysis by Mr. Mrinal Roy that appeared in the online news bulletin 'Agra Europe' and
which was forwarded to this newspaper by the Ministry of Agriculture)

poor to give~ to the poorer
countr-ies. in tolal disregard of
the dlirr :iorconomic colse-
After their.Special Pr~efer-
ential Sugar' Agreemnent export
tonnages wer~e cut in th~e wake
of the EBA Initiaiive in 2001
and the transf'er of the cost of
the refining aid of` *2h.9 per
tonne to then in the context
!of the reform of the sugar re-
Igime. this is the third time that
traditional Sugar Protocol
countries are being made to
bear an unfair btirden.

The ACP have serious
concerns at the cavalier disre-
gard of the political commit-
ments and moral undertakings
under long-standing ACP-EU
Agreements. the more so as
tariff references accorded un-
der the Sugar Prortocol are p~art
of Community law.
The European Court has
clariflied that under Article 300

(7) of the EU Treaty, inter~na-
tionall agreements shall be bind-
ing on the institutions of the
Community and on the Member
The Sugar Protocol is a con-
tractua~lly binding intergovern-
mnental agreement, signed indi-
vidually by the traditional sugar
supplying ACP states ivith the
European Community with clear
legal rights and political commit-
ments by both parties, and is in-
cludecd in the EU WTO sched-
ule :Is a duty-free tariff rate
qulota (TRQ).
I-listorically, it has been a vi-
tal vector of development and
gr-owth for a number of small
tind vulnerable ACP countries
who- were former colonies of
Girewl B-ritain, France or Portu-


The ACP countries had r~e-
quested the Commission to un-
dertake the review of the Sugar
Protocol at the all-ACP level in
line with Article 36.4 of. the
Cotonou Agreement,. w~ith a
view to safeguarding the benefits
derived from the Surgfir Prot~col,
bearing in mind its special legal
But t'he Commission per~-
sists in prop~osing'the divisive '
approach of eff~ec~ting'thie review
in the respective regional 'EPA~.
Moreover, -the ELl offer
limits the benefits of thie Sugar
Protocol to market access only
and totally ignores the other
tangible and intangible benefits
enshrined in the Sugar Protocol
as detailed in the Thornhill re-
port commissioned by the ACP
for this purpose.
These benefits include.

AS part of the current nego-
tiations for new Economic
Partnership Agreements
(EPAs) between the European
Union and the African, Carib-
bean and Pacific (ACP) coun-
tries, the EU has made a ques-
tionable offer on market ac-
cess for sugar to all ACP coun-
What may seem on the sur-
face like a generous gesture by
the EU actually represents a
disadvantageous trade-off.
The ACP countries which
are signatories to the existing
EU-ACP Sugar Protocol (SP) are
being asked to renounce the cur-
rent guarantees of the Sugar Pro-
tocol market access for agreed
quantities for an indefinite dura-
tion, annually negotiated guaran-
teed prices and a special legal sta-
In return. what they are be-
ing offered is enhanced market
access opportunities but with-
out country quotas, for a short-
lived period, at unspecified
lower non-guaranteed prices. and
at a lower return per tonne.
After an assessment of the
EU offer at the ACP Special
Ministerial Conference on sugar
in Fiji and at the ACP Ministe-
rial Council comprising the 79
ACP States in May 2007. the
ACP responded to the Commis-
sion to state that the EU offer
'is tantitmount to a unilateral re-
nunciation of the Sugar Protocol
and as such it is totally unac-
In reply, the Commission
has threatened a 'unilateral de-
nunciation of the Sugar Protocol'
should the SP countries ntare
'on jointly renouncing the Pro.
tocol and integrating sugar into

The EU offer on market ac-
cess for sugar in essence pro-
poses the following:
The Sugar Protocol would
end as from September 30 2009,
with country quotas and ACP
guaranteed prices abolished,
In short, the EU would re-
nege on its undertakings under
this long standing inter-govern.
mental Agreement.
Instead of the annually ne-
gotiated ACP guaranteed prices.
importers of ACP sugar would
be required to pay 'not less than
a certain price level' during the
period October 2009 Septem~-
ber 2012.
After 2012, this unspecified
price level would be replaced by
a price information system based
on the current system which
monitors and reports on market
prices at intervals of 6 months.
In return, the EU would pro-
vide improved duty-free quota-
free (DFQF) market access to
both existing Sugar Protocol (SP)
and LDC countries, as well as
offering initial market access to
ACP states which are not cur-
rently party to the Protocol
during the period January 2008
to September 2015. However
whilst LDC exports under the

Everything but Arms Initiative
will be unrestricted as from
2009,. the SP and non LDC ACP
countries' market access will be
subject to a disicruninatory auto-
matic double trigger volume safe-
guard mechanism.
Non-LDC exports would be
allowed to exceed 'a certain level
close to their current export
level' only if total LDC/ACP
imports into the EU are less
than a ceiling of 3.5 million
tonnes imposed to assure the EU
sugar market balance.

This means that EU market
access for current SP countries
can only rise above the current
2006/07 year baseline sugar ex-
port level of 1.6 million tonnes
as long as LDC exports remain
below 1.9 million tonnes.
Against background ofde-

pressed world market prices and
a weak U.S. dollar. independent
assessments of the EU offer pr-e-
dict that with ongoing alnd new
production expansion invest-
ments, LDC exports could breach
this threshold very soon thereby
limiting the benefit of any addi-
tional market access provided to
non-LDC SP/ACP countries.
With the abolition of agreed
country quantities, the exports of
traditional SP countries could thus
even be curtailed below their cur-
rent levels by the end of the cur-
rent regime in September 2015.
As from October 1, 2015.
ACP sugar will benefit from duty-
free quota-free market access but
still subject to a special (EPA)
safeguard clause adjustedd to take
account of the sensitivity of sugar'
triggered in the event of market
Essentially, therefore, the EU
offer thus aims at taking from the

Sugar Protocol is also
ral part of the EU sugar
under which it is imple-
SArticles 30 & 31 of the
Ir regime ending in 2015
a the commitments

an i

Situated at Robb and
Alexander Streets,
Georgetown, in the New
Guyana Marketing Corpo-
ration (NGMC) building,
the Guyana Shop is a
unique miniature super-
market which offers custom-
ers more than 400 locally
produced products at very
competitive prices.
The facility, which opened
its doors on March 24, last, is
primarily geared towards pro-
moting locally produced prod-
In this regard, and in addi-
tion to ongoing programmes in
Guyana, NGMC has also been
participating in a number of
trade shows both locally and
overseas, promoting Guyana's
fresh agricultural products.
The results from these trade
shows point clearly in the di-
rection that Guyanese prod-
ucts rank high on the demand


1 aarl~~.
P 111 r I! I ii;i..

the NewI Guyana Ma. e~ting Co. ration building

Rice, Iman and Chaml n
Chowmein, Marte-x Ble,.ih,
Golden Cream Butter, Salled
and Smoked Fish, Shrimp, I~ >ti
Mix and Cassava Bread, am< Ig
others. Vegetables and fruils n1-
clude butter not squash, C is-
sava, pumpkins, pears. Id
pineapples. The Shop : io
boasts a handicraft collectic ;.

year, in observance of
.h Anniversary of the
pation of slavery, the
Shop will be embarking
motion dubbed 'Eman-
Excellence' geared to-
..~omoting a wide range of
reduced products which
i to prepare traditional
nation Day dishes. The

promotion is scheduled for
Tuesday, July 371, 2007 from
08:30h to 17:30h.
Persons visiting the
Guyana Shop during the
promotion will be treated to
live folk music, and spe-
cially prepared creole dishes
will be on sale at a- minimal
cost (A NGMC Feature)



offer is unfair for

ACP c<

among, others. die guaranteed ac- sugar within an overall total to:
cess for iniv~i~dual fottltfry agreed nage.
quantities: guaeranteed.1)ices and This would favour thol
indefinite durationo. protected by ACP/LDC countries having :
the EC Declriration on ~deniuncia- earlier cane harvest campai:
tion. exemption -from the.saf~e- and closer export delivery tra
guard clause 9.ffhe.Cotonou sit time. This situation cou
Agreement, aird bhe obligation of also undermine the EU sugar r
.the EUT to buiy agreed qugiantities gime- .
:is the. buyet-bi last resort'.
`in additionI, the EU pffei does NEGOTIATING AS
nobt meet- the: oveiridifig principle PARTNERS
'qf the E'PA negodtiktions them- The EU proposal to put ;
'selves, as Colonou Agreement end to the Sugar Protocol is tI
which -is to nidirove on the cur- most serious challenge to th
lent matketaccess situation; build- unlique trade-driven instrume
.ingn t1 he acquis-andexrisuring that of socioeconomic development
.no AC~P state is wors6 off. These concerns must be urgent
Iii effect Sitsibstituies for the addressed by the EU throu~
acquis of the Sugar.Proto~col and the requested all-ACP negoti~
-significantly waters-down its ing forum in order to build (
benelfits. Anyr EU .dffer for addi- the acquis, safeguard the benefit
tional market access must neces- of the SP, enhance market acce
sarily' buil d n (anrd nltt substitute and maintain the price predict
for) the Sugsir Protocol; whose ability envisaged under the ne
benefits muist remai~i intact. EU sugar regime.
The EU ~offer. also replaces As sugar is treated as a se
the predictability of prices envis- sitive product, there is no rease
aged under the new sugar regime why the Sugar Protocol cann
up until the end of the regime in benefit from more flexibility th;
September 2015 with the uncer- proposed in the EU offer un
tainty of unpredictable prices as at least the end of the new sug
from October 2009, thereby sap- regime in September 2015, at
ping: ACP business plans. indeed beyond that.
At a time when SP countries in the absence of such a lol
are making costly investments to cal process, the SP countries a
reengineer their sugar sectors into being compelled to examine e
competitive sugar/bioenergy pro- ery option available to prote
duction clusters in order to adapt their interests at a time whl
to the 36% price cut of the 2005 their priority remains the su
EU sugar regime reform, the ab- cessful re-engineering of tht
sence of predictable prices and sugar sector to tide over the a
revenue flows undermines the verse consequences of the E
successful implementation of the sugar regime reform.
respective ACP restructuring (Mrinal Roy is Gener
plans. Overseas Representative
Furthermore, the abolition of ~the Mauritius Sugar Synd
country quotas and price bench- cate and the Mauritius Char
marks would lead to a commer- ber of Agriculture, and Chai
cially unsustainable and detrimen- man of the ACP London Sug
tal free-for-all situation to export Group.)

Pro-Cuba protesters

:defy travel ban

Gover3nmen to convene high-

level bio-energy semmrar
ht of recent reforms and Institut~e for Cooperation on .This will also serve to- fa- This scenario provid
ng interest in~ the pro- 1Agridulture (HICA), and the :cilitate dialogue among the pub- nificant opportunities :
n of bio-energy, Govern- Organisation of American States lic sector, private investors, car- utilisation of reiiewable b
will be convening a hligh- (OAS). .r bon financiers an~d project de- in the region, which could
eminar titled 'Expand- ~ The seminar 'is- aimed a~ 'velopers interested ib the Car- tially lead tp opportunity
o-energy Opportunities disseininating the re'siltyslof re-, ibbeainbio-energy industry. employment, poverty.red
Caribbean '. ..- dent studies on Bio-encrrgy:~n . n GINA noted that almost 90- climate change abateme
e Government Informa- .the Caribbean, including the pd- percentnt of' the ,Caribbean: the birth of a new, sust
g'ency (GINA), said~ this' tential for regiorial carbon lfi- Region's energy matrix origi- bio-energy! industry in tl
Irwill be held on A~ugust 6 nance opportunities uride~r the hates from fossil fuels an ibbean.
2007, at the Guyana In- Clear) Developmrenti~hichanism alarming statistic in the face of Setting up a bio-erfer
onal Conference Cently.; (CDiM); formalising regional ef- high volatility in the price of pe-~ tor is also timely in- ligh
r Georgetown. f'orts toward the developments troleumlo recent reforms of the su
.e seminar will be spon, :of the:~Caribbeanl R'edaeiabl~e Growing concerns about' dustries in ihe CALR
by Government, the Car-. Energy (energy eifficieney and glob~alwamrming and the result- .Member States~...
nCommunity '.bio-entrgy) Action Prograinmel ing need for reduction in green -New economic opp
COM) Secretariat and the apd the initiation of a diidogue housee gas emissions, and also ties are emerging tha
bean Renewable Energy towArd lthe organisation aitd. .increasing concerns about the the synergies betwe;
opment Programme: .preparation of regio~nalagfto-en- environmental impact -of fossil sugar cane industry a
)P), in collaboration. with ergy Strategy, including~bio-etha- fuel use are causing G~overn- energy sector, throu
er-American Development not, lo'i-diesel, and-bagasse-co- ments. to. explore this avenue of production of bio-ethain
:IDB), the Inter-American g~eneratijon opportunifts9.' ~- -- energy generation. sugar cane.

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BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) American protesters walked
across the border from Canada yesterday after a visit to Cuba
that violated a U.S. travel ban, in the spotlight after Michael
Moore's film on health care in both countries.
About 60 members of pro-Cuba group Venceremos Brigade
walked the Peace Bridge border crossing linking Canada and Buf-
falo, New York, on their return from Havana.
U.S: travelers to Cuba often fly through Canada, which has
regular flights to the country.
"The government is telling us we don't have a right to travel,
and we- think we do, so we're ready to wage a legal battle with
our government," brigade member Kathe Karlson said as the group
gathered in Fort Erie, Ontario, for the one-mile
trek across the bridge.
The protesters walked in groups of 15, hauling their luggage
up a narrow sidewalk high above the Niagara River as trucks, buses
and cars rumbled by on the three-lane span.
Every year since 1969, the brigade has sent a group to help
rebuild public buildings in Cuba and learn more about a commu-
nist country that has been off-limits to most U.S. citizens since
the ban was imposed at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s.
U.S. restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba have faced op-
position lately from some lawmakers. Moore's film "SiCKO," in
which he takes rescue workers injured in the September 11 at-
tacks to Havana for free medical treatment, has also put a spot-
light on the countries' relations.
U.S. authorities have been investigating Moore's trip as a po-
tential violation of Washington's travel restriction.
Americans who travel to Cuba without permission gener-
ally don't face arrest on their return, but some face civil fines
of US$7,500 for spending money in Cuba without a license,
and tough questions from immigrations official are typical.

No mood to talk -

Portia says JLP has failed to control

supporters Petrina Francis, Staff Reporter

Dooke ran den ies

I99 dea V IL

M uslimeen

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS)-Congress of the People political
leader Winston Dookeran says no deal was ever made be-
tween the Governmentfand the Jamaat Al Musllimeen dur-
ing its attempted coup in 1990 when he was the acting
Prime Minister.
"No deal was brokered. I can give you thatt assurance,"
Dookeran told reporters after a wreath laying c remlonl at the
Red House, Port of Spain Fnday), marking the I 'rh amuseir-
sary of the attempted coup..
wiAs such okn r tay te \j nnhn dinrin i hr
ecution of those involved, as hthe N3!lonal Albance for Recon-
struction (NAR) administration hsd olught to do at that umei.
Prime Minister Patrick Manmng i during the events of 1990, and the potecnrial 11.lulrs recollection
of others made it impractical to, hatr an:, enqulnry mto w'hat

H"'e di so during a news conlercencer at Whnehalh~l. Pont of
Spain yesterday.
"There are tho~e who feel that we' need' in hate: an inqurl~
now, there are those w~ho feel that an enqlulr, nowr II far 100O
late, that the events, 1he recolleen~on of~ the events are not as
clear in the minds of some 17 sc~ars later as weL woculJ Ilke It to
-be to add creditability to an inquiry,;' Manning said.
He further added: "A onumber of the people who have
been involved are, no longer on the scene, some are dead,
some are not available. It just does appear feasible and
practical to us."


ye VAT Policy Corner

Policy 12 VAT and Shipping Services

The following forms the guiding principle with respect to the shipping of goods.

The Value-Added Tax Act 2005 Schedule II paragraph 2 exempts "a supply of international transport

It must be noted that "International transport services"' means _
(a) the services, other than ancillary transport services, of transporting passengers or goods by
road, rail, water or air-
(i.) from a place outside Guyana to another
placxa outside Guyana where the transport or part of the transport is across the territory of
(ii.) from a place outside G~uyana to a place in
Guyana; or
(iii.) from place in Guyana to a place outside

(c) the services, including any ancillary transport services, of transporting goods from a place in
Guyana to another~ place in Guyana to the extent that those services are supplied by the same
supplier as part of the supply of services to which paragraph`(a) applies;
Therefore, in order for shipping of goods to be considered international transport and be exempt from VAT,
such service must fit the above definition. Hence if the origin of the I.,Jr..lp usI Guyana, the final destination must
be outside Guyana in order to qualify as exempt'
Also. if the origin of the cargo is outside Guyana, the final destination must be a place in Guyana or another
place outside Guyana in order for it to be qualified as exempt.
Additionally, the person contracted to provide the service of tran-sport the goods must be the person
transporting same from start to export or final destination, that is, outside Guyana.
For example, if company A is contracted to transport goods from Berbice, Guyana to China, but the goods
have to be transported from Berbice to Georgetown before being exported to china; then company A must
transport the goods from- Berbice to Georgetown and from Georgetown to china, in order for the service to
qualify as international l transport service and hence be exempt for the pu rposes of VAT.
However, if another company, Company B transports the goods from Berbice to Georgetown and Company A
only transports, the goods part of the way, that is, from Georgetown to China, then that part of the transport
service carried out by Company B will be subject to VAT at the standard rate of 16% and the part of the
tr-ansport service carried out by Company Awill be exempt.
Generally, shipping of goods from a place within Guyana to another place within Guyana is subject to 16%
However, where goods are shipped or transported to interior locations within Guyana, suppliers of the service
of shipping or transporting goods from one place in Guyana to another place in Guyana may enter an
agreement with the Government to have such shipping service zero-rated in accordance with schedule 1 of the
If th-e service of shipping goods cannot be classified as either zero rated or exempt then it will attract VAT
at the standard rate of 1 6%.

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. :

Camnp Street.G~eorgcto-1wni Guvana1

Vacancy exists for

One (1) Confidential Secretary
r Aged 22-35
& Must have knowledge to write letters
and carry out other important task
handed out to her:

All interested applicants can send there CV/Resume to:

66G Bel Air, New Haven
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 227-2046

Claiming the Jamaica
Labour Party (JLP) has
failed to control its support-
ers, People's National Party
(PNP) president Portia
Simpson Miller has de-
clared that she is no longer
willing to have peace talks
with the Opposition, unless
those discussions are medi-
ated by either the Church or
the Political Ombudsman.
However, JLP general sec-
retary Karl Samuda Friday
urged the Prime Minister to re-
consider her decision, noting
that the position taken by the
PNP was not in the best inter-
est of the country.
"I think the Prime Minis-

ter has acted hastily and needs
to reconsider her position in the
national interest." Mr. Samulda
told The Gleaner yesterday.
"I am particularly disap-
pointed because leadership de-
mands that in the face of adver-
sity and pressure one does not
give up the fight for peace." M.
Samuda said.
Mrs. Simpson Miller made
her statements during a PNP po-
litical rally in the Lucea mnunici-
pal car park Thursday night. Her
comments came in support of
PNP general secretar-y Donald
Buchanan. who had complained
about what he said was the
behaviourr of a group of hostile
JLP supporters who had hurled
abuses at members of a PNP mo-

torcade in Hopewell, eastern
Hanover, earlier that day.
"A group of Labourites
weie organised in Hopewell
with all stick's, tree limbs and
the police had to take away
a ratchet knife from one of
them." Mr. Buchanan said.
"The Labour Party better un-
derstand that until they stop
this path of provocation, we
will not engage in any further
discussion with then unless
it is under the Church. or the
Mrs. Simplson Miller,. who
look the stage shortly before
midnight, more than an hour af-
ter Mr. Buchanan, said the JLP
had demonstrated that it could
not be trusted.

"When I saw what hap-
pened, in Hopewell. I draw a
line. And I supportl the general
secretary in what he said. be-
cause if yoI saIy something and
you do not work at it, then I
can't truIst you,"' she said.
"I realise now that, while we
ar-e working hard on keeping the
PNP people dlisciplined aund not
to yield to temptation, others
are not in control of' their sup-
porters," the PNP President
However Mr. Samuda~ said it
was antricipated that meetings
held between the JLP and PNP
would be under the chairman-
ship and guidance of the Om-
The JE~P said recently that

it was contemplating withdrilw-
ing from bipartisan talks involv-
ing Mr. Buchanan after he
claimed the JLP was lying when
it complained that its campaign
team was fired on in Brandon

Hill, St. Andrew.
However, Mr. Samuda
said, despite Mr. Buchanan's
utterances, the JLP took the
decision to continue dialogue
with the PNP.

One (1) ambitious experience
indiv~idural to work in Finance
Reqluiremenlts: CXC' orI GCE `
MCathematics, English andt Prinlciple
of Accounts. CA:T certificates would
he anl asset.



I _

I I~_

TXhe Bankl of' Guyana~ is inlviting: applications frocmi suitably qualified persons to filil

the vacanlcy of PCrl \T 19'l'R~T',4iYL YS'T in its information Services Department.

Fulfl details including thle requirements and job description for this position can

he obtained by accessingl thre Banlk's website at wwvw.bankofguy-ana.org~g gy

applicationnl along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to the
Bank not later than FRIDAY: AUG;UST 10, 2007 and should be addressed to:
BANK; OF GI~~ \ 11. P. O. BOX 1003,


COOperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme
Ministry of Public Works & Communication,
Office of the Prime Mmaister
LO 1103/SF-GY
Bid No: OPM-UAEP-CS-05/2007

The Governm~ent of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American-
Development Bank (IDB) toward the cost of the Unserved Areas Electrification
Programme (UAEP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting
services. specifically feasibility studies of two potential hydropower sites in Guyana.

The services include a study of the general feasibility of the hydro-power sites at
Chiung River Region 8 and Eclipse Falls Region 1 with potential capacity output of
0.3 MWN and 4 MW respectively. The study will consider the principal technical
parameters, costs, potential markets for electricity, economic merit and
environmental and socio-economic impact. This study will be conducted over an
eight (8) month period commencing November 2007. Four (4) specialists must be
assigned to this project a Geologist or Geotechnical Engineer with at least a 8. Sc.
degree and 10 years experience in geological investigations for hydro-powver or
similar development: a Hydro-power Engineer with at icast aB. Eng. degree and ten
(10) years experience in hydro-power design and development; a suitably qualified
Financial Analyst with at least ten (10) years experience in the energy market; and a
qualified Environmental Specialist with at least eight (8) years experience in
environmental and biodiversity / conservation issues.

A copy of the fullI Terms of Reference can be viewed atwwwelectricity.qov.gy.

The Project Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Mlinister (PIU-OPM) now
invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the service. Interested
consultants must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform
the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar
conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may
associate to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-
American Development Bank: Bnk (current edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address given below
from July 30 to August 27, 2007, Mondays to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to
16:30 hours or by telephoning 592-226-3759 or sending an e-mail to uaep-

Office of the Project implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wighl's Lane

Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the Tender Box at the Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquart Streets, George~town (northwNestern building) by 9:00 am on
Tuesday Aug ust 28, 2007 an d mnu st be addressed as follow:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finan~ce
Main & Urquart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Attention: Hydropower Feasibility Study


The Govemnment of Guyana (GOG) has recently concluded Loan Contract 1551 SF-GY
(UIS$29.5 million)with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the proceeds of
this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the three subcomponents
of the Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP). namely. (1) tax policy and
administration; (2) public sector Financial management: and (3) fiscal and fiduciary

The Ministry of Finance. through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) invites tenders for
the Supply and Installa~tion of the followiing items:

Procurement of Equipment:

Name of Item Quantity
Scanners 2
Fax Machmnes 10
USB Drives 40
UPS 3KVA i 20
UrPS 1.500VL VA 20
SProjectors 2

Tender Documents for the above-mentioned procurement can be purchased from the
Accountant General Offce, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
Payment can be made via cash or Manager's cheque payable to Fiscal and Financial
Management Program; Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee
ofihree Thousand Guyana Dollars (GS3,000).

Bids must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner of the outer envelope FFMP "Bids
for the Supply and Installation of Equipment"
Sealed Tenders accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificates should be
addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and
deposited in the Tender Box at the NPTAB located at the Ministry of Finance Building. 49
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

The Fiscal and Financial Management Program does not bind itself to accept the lowest

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders at 09:00Hrs
on Tuesday, August14, 2007

Procurement Officer

(II llI II "

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Government's adviser on
eradicating poverty, Hamilton
Lashley, made this plea yes-
terday in the wake of notices
the Tow~n Planning Depart-
ment sent to several squat-
ters in Oldbury, St Philip, to
move on.
"'To bring the bulldozers in
and uproot so many persons at
one time is inhumane and not in
sync with Government's com-
mitment to help the poorest of
the poor."' Lashley told the
S IAm So oe to encourage

people to squat. but it would
be sociological madness. pure
and simple. just to uproot them
liker that. to send in the buildoz-
ers and lickt dow-n their houses.
-'There musut be a mlore~ pal-
uahlal solution. there must be a
more humane solution."
Lashley- said Gov-ernment
needed to sildown and talkwith
Oldbury s more than 60 squatters
to find practical solutions. which
could include -seularising" their
status or helping them to find al-
temative sites.
--You just can't wake up
one morning-and give people
notice to move like that. espe-
cially peoplew~ho have been liv-
ing on the same spot for many

years." the former Ministerol ol
Social Transformation argued.
"I have talked to some of
these people and I know that in
that 28-day period more than
half of those people will not be
able to find alternative sites.
'"The irony of it is that
many of these same people now
facing the threat of being pushed
off the land would have applied
to the National Housing Corpo-
ration many years ago for a
house-spot or a unit to rent and
never heard one word from the

NC" Vast demand
TheMemberofPadiiamlent for
St Michael South East charged that
the NHC. by its inability to re-
spond adequately to the vact de-
mland for low-income housing "so-
Ilutions~". and a Sholn-SightedC state
building programme that failed to
anticipate that Government units
would be "xursting at the seams"
within two decades of being built,
were partly to blame for some of
the squatting.
"You think there is only
squatting in Oldbury and The
Belle'? There is squatting in al-
most all Government housing
schemes, where people are add-
ing on to the original structures
to accommodate family and
close friends," Lashley declared.

"When you are building.
youI ha1ve to buildl with a vision.
you have to build with a plan
f~or the future, but the people
responsible for construction of
a lot of the Government units,
especially those in The Pine,
never foresaw that within two
decades you would have mas-
sive overcrowding there.
Iln some cases we have 14
to 16 people living in one small
two-bedroom unit and sharing
one toilet. They have to sleep
on the chairs, they have to sleep
oln te elod esooe et1ave to

Lashley said these people
found themselves between a
rock and a hard place, forced to
endure such conditions at home
or' to venture outl to squat be-
caulce they' couldl notl get land or
houses~ to r'ent or' buy.
"Tlherefo~re Gover-nment has
to make houses available in a
massive way to the poorest of
the poor," he added.
He said in the case of The
Belle, a vital source of water for
Barbadians, the solution might
lie in establishing a waste treat-
ment plant and allowing the
squatters to stay.
"It is time to stop the talk
and get on with the job," he



20 SUNDAY~ CHRONICLE July 29, 20q7

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant
position of Marketing Officer in a reputable organisation.

Applicants should possess either:-

(i) A Degree in Management, Marketing or -Business Administration with
Sat least three (3) years relevant experience, or

(ii) .A Diploma in Marketing or Business Administration with at least five
years relevant experience

Applicants for the position of Marketing Officer should have their own means
of transportation.

The conditions of employment are considered attractive'

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, must be marked
Vacancy for Marketing Officer and should be addressed to
Company Secretary, PO Box#10120 and should reach not later than
Friday, August 10, 2007.


Ministry of Home AffairS

Numerous persons have approached the Honourable Minister of
Home Affairs complaining about the noise nuisance in their
respective neighborhoods.

The sick, elderly, senior citizens. students and working parents among
others are being affected.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has considered these noise nuisance
breaches to the public peace and good order in the neighborhoods.

The Ministry refers to Section 174A of the Summary Jurisdictioni
(Offences) (Amendment) Act No. 1 of 1989 as amended by Act No. 10 of

(1) "No person shall, in any road, street, public place or land or in
any building or premises, by operating or causing or suffering
to be operated any stereo, juke box, radio. wireless loud
speaker, gramophone, amplifier, automatic piano or similar
instrument or music. or by any other means whatsoever, make
or cause or suffer to be made any noise which shall be so
loud and so continuous or repetitive as to cause a nuisance to
occupants of Tny premises in the neighbourhood. "

(2) "Any person who contravenes the provisions of Sub Section (1)
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than
seven thousand five hundreds dollars nor more than fifteen
thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months and on
second or any subsequent conviction to a fine of not less than
ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty thousand dollars
and to imprisonment for twelve months."

The Honourable Minister of Home Affairs calls upon persons who are
affected by such nusiance in their neighborhoods to report the
Offending persons to the nearest Police Station. -

The Minister has expressed his concern to the Commissioner of Police
Sand calls upori the Police to carry out a campaign against those persons
who breach the peace,

The Ministry of Finance invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Contractors
to undertake the Construction of an Upper Flat of AG Voucher Storeroom
Building at the Ministry of Finance Main & Urquhart Streets.
Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders,
subject to the provisions of Sections I II (Eligible Cou ntries) of this docu ment.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Technical Officer
(Admin) and inspect the bidding documents at the Principal Assist-ant Secretary
(Finance), Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart [8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to
Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Fridayl from 30!! July, 2007.
Contractors are required to have:
(1 ) A Valid National Insurance Scheme Certificate of Compliance
(2) AValid Guyana Revenue Authority Certificate of Compliance
(3) Business Registration
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Principal Assistant
Secretary (Finance), Ministry of Finance from 30"' July on payment of a non-
refundable fee of $2.000.00. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the
Tender Box at the following address: Chairman, National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown. The name of the project should be in the upper left-hand corner of
the envelope.
Bids must be delivered to, the above address on or before 9:00 am on 14"; August,
2007. Electronic bidding "will not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids
will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives, who
choose to attend in person at 9:00 am on 14" August. 2007.

Finance Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets



G;uyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (G;UYSUCO) invites expressions of
interest froml Ccnltractors, for bush clearing, pegasse r~emoval and
extcavation to construct the HalerowL Conservancy East Dam
immediately west and parallel to the Lmnk Canal which jomns Moleson
Cre-ek an~d Skeldon Estate.
Trh e wo rks co mprise approxi mately:
-bush clearing and stripping 19 ha,
Spegasse remloval in swamp land 87 0'00 m .
-extcavation of suitable material to form conservancy damn
(centre -trench to centre dam 22 mi (73 ft)) 222 000 m 7, and.
-trimming, shaping, and compacting of conservancy
Dam 222 000 m `.
TIhe rates payable would be G;UYSUCO. standard rates.
Th~le works to be completed 03 September to 21 Decemnber- 2007.
Further information is available upon application in~ wr-iting to the
address below.
Expressions of interest should be receivedd by 13 August 2007 at the
adtdress below and should include the equipment to be used. work
programme, and experience of the c~ont ractor:/site mnanager,
Th~e Project Manlager, Agrricultu~re
Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Projiect
Gjuyana Sugar Corpor-ation Inc.
Booker Tate Project Otftice
Skeldon Estate
Te~l: (59)2) 339> 2214/!3630 Fax: (592) 339> 363.2
e-m7ail: pe~terl(It guysuco.co m

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Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation


The Cheddi Jagan In~ternational Airport Corporation is seeking to recrurt suitably qjualified persons to fill the following positions -

1.Systems Administrator
2. Administrative Officer
3. Personnel Officer
4t Senior Accountant
5. Admrinistrative Assistant


Key Requirements

Excellent interpersonal; communi~lrlcationt (verbal and written) and problem solving skills
Ability to plan. create: programriandm anage complex statistical computer databases

qualificatjon and Experience

Recognized Bachelor's Degr~ee fromr an accredited institution in Computer Science
Al least two (2) years experience in the Compulter Field.
Passes In the most recent C~omp TIA'sA+ 220)-301 and Network + exams would be an asset.
Knowledge of a range of network systems, protocols and applications
Knowledge and understanding of LAN administration in a secure environment


Key Requirements

-Knowledge of contemporary office management systems that supports effective communication and information
SExcellent communication and interpersonal skills
SSkilled in the use of the Mlcrosoft Office Suite and ability to work independently to meet deadlines

Qualification and Experience

-Recognized Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Institution in Social Science or any equivalent combinration of
qualifications, skills and experience relevant to Office Admninistrationl
-Minimum of two (2) years experience in a similar capacity.


Considerable knowledge of the principle, practices and techniques of human resource management.
Knowliedge of national labour, laws, regulations and policies.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to resolve problems and to conduct negotiations with skill and tact.

Qualification and .Experience

SRecognized Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Personnel Management or any
equivalent: combination of qualifications, training, skills and experience relevant to human
resources development.
Minimum of five? (5) years exp~enence as a personnel practitioner or hulmanl resource manager
in an established organization.
Knowledge of Employee Training and Development will be an asset


Key Requirements

Preparation of Financial Reports inclusive oi Bcudaes Balan~e Sh~ee:. Cash Flow ane Psrofit ana Loss Staiements
These must be prepared in accolrdanre w~ith i v Ia sl :I~acceptePd accounin~ig anc: stand~aro pacticeb
Excellent Interpersonal commu~nic~atio~n (verbal and: wnltirlerg an prooile!? solving shhsii
Ability to work independen~tly and me~et deadlin~es

Qlualifaigatlsons and Expgrliegec

A professional with qualificationrs at the level of a Bachelor's Degree In Ac:countancy or its equivalent
Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience?
Considerable knowledge of com~pultonzed a~ccounting sof!`wa~re packages (ACCPAC or similar) will be a asset


Key Require~ments

Must have excellent interpersonal communications skills (verbal and written)
Must be reliable, trustworthy and confidential
Must be proficient in the ulse orf the computer. (Microsoft Oifficel

Qualifications and Experience

S- Admrinistrative Professionlal Secretary's Certificate or- fIve (5i passses. Inlcludci~g Mnatnern!atics ar~td Enghlshi at thea
GCEiCXC: -O'L~evel at the G~eneral Proficiency.
-Atyping speed of a minimum of 50 words per minute
-Minimum of two (2) years Io a Secretarial !Administrativie position.


Attractive remunlneration~ Ipa:~ckages wIi t h offer~ed. cenin Isons,:ri~ Lo wit qu~alfiCation and: experienCe

S Interestedi persons shoul~ld set Id :apprleaion along with- d/trir red Crn-cuiLum~ Vitate, to rea`i: no later` th~an Aurgust 8. 2007

The Chief Executive Officer
Chedth Jagan Internationlal Airport Corporationl
P.O Box Nolo307

O~r emlal cjiac~4cjairport-gly.comn

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For Sunday, Julyl 29, 2007 14:30h
For Monday, July 30, 2007 14:30h
For Tuesday, Julyl 31, 2007 05:30h

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

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wvith Amitabh Ba~chchan-
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k TH E GRU~DGE 2" gg
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News Magazine
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News Magazine (R/B)
07:00 h Voice of Victory `
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08:00 h Lifting Guvana to
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11:00 h -England vs India 2I'
Test (Day 3)
13:00 h Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
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16:00 h Feature
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Sign Off .

SChannel 18

04:50 h Sign On
04:55 h Meditation
05:00 h Quran This Morning .
05:30 h Cricket -- England vs
India 2"' Test
08:00 h Sa Re Ga Ma
08:40 h Continuation of
10:00 h C. Dookie & Sons
presents Krishna Bha 380
10:10 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
10:20 h Continuation of

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Uns ultable applica tions wouldn't her ;ino,,wle dged.


IClrr I I II

DDO ou need somreon!e to do
a ttle $eani~~,Oongan okn for
you? Call 664-6661. ;

C/ViLLE furnished
apartments for overseas guest.
Starting from US$20 daily.
weekly package avadlabie. Call
Annd- 227-8356, 622-2118 -

Le Grand Hotel Penthouse
Zorlec ot": non e 5 2-2276
3499.592-22,5-6361. Email

INDRA'S Beauty Saion,
122 Oronoqure Street. for cold
wave. straightening, facial.
dmean~cure, scalp tr~e~natmet n
Culture available. Tel. 227'/

PLANNING your special
event? Call n-ow for our special
De iartyIann ng Cat r3 6&
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COMPUTER Re airs. Sales &
SerNices -Call Krng Computer
Re airs & Sales C rlre @ 227-
3erices Ivail-loe 240Khrse
aloFRe ugadmng and repairs
Sstsemrs run iastel.. Call L65-
3r. 50. Cell 647-4738

exper-1j Vse \jured comp r t
Genius Comp teprs (Dazze )
O~ie i oca~e Nlem yo r

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking. Fabric Designing.
Curtains, Cushions. Floral.
Cake Decoration. 152 Barr St..
Kitty. 226-95 8. 660-2713.



r 5 ormersRMEIL

Reading and En llish for 1': & 2".
formiers. Call 2 1-2821. Mon.
Fri. 3 pm 6:3? 2!!
registering students for full--time
afternoon and evening classes.
Mathematics; English~ A&B, All
Business. Science&gArtss ect~~js
Monthly fee~ 51 500 per su et
Contact uis at 6 Cr~oal and i~ng
Streets. 227-7627, 615-8916,
En~lat o &arn In r ut

M1[ohee toic. Engl sthoT. O.P.n
Physics New classes 3'; Au urst
To register -Tel. 223-1971, 86-
6837. or visit Maral Building
Charlotte/King Streets.

And accepted to study
at Ofl0 Of ouf
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CDoi0ms & Cer1iiic016
programtmes orfferet

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Ceacregier/atient Care

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ChPoice of Loale Aor Cndian

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PRUDENTA School of orCnd
Fooiicts 300r oa soPa

Driver iticrent r Mtast 27

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Sotoreet. StboYou cri oul Palso
Fobthan an intrntonall Dtriver's
Call 227-3869. 22573835. 622

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coivntasct 22 340. 62 -4044.
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cleainse pcower ut ma sexual

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problem wdh ithe latest mriedica
tereatm oernts 12 .combned ith

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dooub eiry deck CO#.ner

matching paeir lofs booter
speaksers8, pwithu 6l t\eeter on
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NOTICE Is hereby given that
Street. Bordua is aapl itig to the

thtayDrso ah inow
not be granted should send a
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Affairs. G Eorgetowun Guy~ana

raisrat~ sC <7rt ay d onF i
One D~aewood T~elevision Set (19
inches) flat screen plus Remote
Serial 110 L.R3738 3. Model No.
DT-2146SC. 2. One Prolon DVD
Player Serial No
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3. One Coby mnlni Wolfer set
serial No. 631004227544.
Landlord -and- KARRENE ANN
LINOORE Defendant/Tenant
Terms of Sale Cash. Plus 3%
auction Sale Duty Sgyd Sita
Ramnlal. Registrar. Supreme
Court. of Judicature .

Guvanese female 49 years
old '.lh.;. l..l for maCl r ecn 2 a~
6~i _I.*-r.. years. ~nlc z -
NEED a friend? Penpal or
phone pals? Please call for in-
f50670a Adre s:6E. 11 ter 692-
L~ot 125 Surpply. Mahaica, ECD.

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community over 50 years

TEC NICIAN on c~al for a l

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dryers, milcrowaves, stoves, dee
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on! 233 05 1, 667-6 44
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yo~ur rf grdator Cn re rsn c
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contact he seialist or Tel. No
af66-3603?~~~~_~~~~_~_~_~~ ...
FOR repairs and services to


V'ACANCIES exist for
Front Desk Clerk.
Houseikee ang Alttndant!
Maid. V lalters. Kitchen

a location to Re ency
Siieriot -0 9G/t"adfiel St
Vacancy exists for one

arve fr Cner se s be Abl
Alabaasss Tr adng loan uond
theGer etlown Ferry
Off~ice. Heprut bet abet
hadollrst a month.Apicn
mustber under 25 and mut
Albem single.. Accmoatidon
provide AD recenti phoo u
bfie attaced.s and mailed to
Paokrbatie Raouar P.0 Boxan
5866.r Tidad Wot. Api. a
CACIS xst for fne 5 null-

Bu nie S ieen ph t s eof
An armatinTchdadnoalogda d
EnglatishA Baatr Appl today
with. hanidd, wrItnaplcto
Ll and CV totm ntehrnationl
Business. PiColege 262
T3 mgowristr. N/Cii~SuiB.,

Gfrmadesn 3 & 4 wll be accptd
bnls a alece Apittrac iv
Prelferhabl yperson plivaingon
re d h tO in persai it .
30 Fienshp StE D.bewn

theC hours of1and 4 pm.s

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f i fE I'r'l rr q Mion CODSUltants

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^/~as bay A~t idat 4(males &

VACANCY for Tractor &Truck
Driver Contact Len s. 227-8486.

Walk S curt Gurd to work
inl Goldeni Grove Housing
litlene. 6 BD 1Contact Mr.
SECURITY Guards. Ap ly In
Lo n rd rareetroS a y on5s1

40D LdVaERY Supervisor. Apl
Friendship Oxyaen Limited, 9
Friendshi EasitBank\ Demerara,
between and 4 pm.
ONE Rece lionist to wor '
frm :4 o 5pm bewn
niea~e ofa2m tand5 37meaef' Cl

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En lish and Mathematics 1 to 3.
2D 5-4 a2Avn~ue OB Air Park.
PORTERS: Apply with
written application and police
clearance to Manager of SOL
Gas Distribution. 9 Dowding
Street, Kitty. Tel: 227 7350
AsPt SONdS Sa sorki it hesn
haeMFsoodaHoann e~r' Crt fc~a4
FOR Marketing
Representatives.Needed to wor
for printing company. Contact
telephone # 616-71788.
Co~lmmisson is very attractive.~ve
.ONE experienced and
mature teacher, preferably for
secondary department, for

Service. Job opportunity for
attractive girls -$7 000 and
:$n0OO week v. For further
3528rmation, cal 231-1786.. 665-
.Vacancy eix;sts for Office
clerks wiith computer knowle ge,
cooks and sale siis. Apl at
survival sriacketf a w th wrten ~
a plication aivd passport size

C'.tj oas wemrara, Molrrose.
oe eloid .% 61a rSe
Va ~cancies exiist for the n
foloi oad'apnter Aountwar erk Es
ondde Sa sclerk one d ber.

erevol wn, between. arnd an

Acceptance ?liierfer-.(
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PreStige IfmmligratilOT

TRAINING for international
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G'uyana Training College on a
Canadian Curriculum as a
Canadian Certified- personal
sep Irctatwor ker e anad ia n
recogizedd and Ne IP iveie
ONTARIO to administer this
program in Guyana. Call 227-
4881 day and evening classes
available?. -
Colle e. 262 Thomas Street, Ni
C/B. Enrol today for new CXC
classes. preparing ou for exams
MathuenraticG8. Ebnbj shs a
Spanish. Office Admilnistration,
Painci les of Accounts. Prirrci les
of Business, Informa ion
Techlnolo ybPhysics. Hurnan a~d

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Mechanics. Sialistical Arialysis.
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500 per sub ect. Contact
7sat 66 Cai aind K ng Str 15s,
!grades 5 anid 6 primary
students. Call specialist
teacher on 651-5220-
DOMESTIC Science Class

Tusa 7-7Re ister now.
PRACTICAL Electronic
c asses beginning August 7. For
further information, call 225-
0391 or 226-6551. 3419 East St.,
N!Ci8~1rg. Gitown ~
COURSES in Cookery.
Fabric Desins. Cake
D or os.Creativem CaftA 27
0564 or 645-7758. Ms Pat.
EARN a Cerificai-e, Diploma
cr De ree. in anr part of thev ww
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Ejducaion Link #261-5079.

Cosmetoloav Creek Dam EBJ.
SALON A7I1DTA services .
avffiii~fe~ iilso therapeutic~ and
eaxtion. massage. G all 265- .

group Yoruths 10.-23 ye~stars
are u~ncrprivileged. Phone
624-520-1 655-6740. between

CE jRE 10-11 Public Road

AZ, s 23. 07. Register early.

Regent St. -large and
secure ground floor, centred
location,.suitable for any type of
businesses. 642- 0636.

and s cA e exc tie L. ~. n
with all conveniences
Telephone 642- 0636
Prime business spot on
SeifSree i o letafurn she~d2
3128. Cell 645-0787
Brand new 2-flat concrete
executive style house with brand
new furnishin s. suited for :
Diplomats US 2 500 in hi hl
residential area. Tel. 931-6 4 (1

Bilgotr0W 3edfroom

Prsiai~ga 2 bpdrequilloure enj*
funrished 4/, p~f ling $80,(000
fSias Penitellie belifolit
house Semi fvinis ed $80,000
$116 ytcvld 3 (001$110 to

E0Uth irUrIve 3640 bdol
110050 furiided Sb00 if
Duke It. KiagrtI 2bedfeoM

Ma~ny more
223-4928, 609-2201

One-bedroom downstairs
flat, grilled with spacious living
quarters and telephone in
G0rdoni St., Kitt Rental $37
000. Available trom 1" August.
Tel. 227- 1459.

furniAleadnt cbedrooma1rdemaster,
house by itself US5600 neg
Furnished 2-bedroom bottom
flat, Ocean View area $50 000
Tel. 231-6540, 652-4591.
bdC/ViLLE feunrished one-
arodmai lIdahl baAs dStar22n
8356, 622-2118 anytime~
One-bedroom and two-
opailmets four long tuernmse -
months. 6 months and one year.
Contact Lot 40 Duncan Street
645-0787. 227-3128.

unfuris~hdSaa~rtments anned
two, three fourr bedrooms.
Queenstown residential,
from US$25 per day, long term
also availab e. Tel. 624:4225
US$600, executive house and
office apt. -$5 500, space.-
US$1 000O upwards. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-3068, 225-
Coming from overseas. Lori
term, short term fully equippe
AC. TV. kitchenette. Check\ the
Green House apartments at
Sheriff Street, C/ville. We take
bookings. Call 223-2173.

flat (ak Io) td opae bd aon
Contact telephone 220-6159 or
683-9592 between 5 pm and 8
pm on Monday to Friday andl
sunday, on Saturday 10 am to 4

styledU HEt. Sita~b e can
couple or single person -$ 4
000/$5 000 per da Call
231-6429, 6 2-577
$65 000 NEW RICH

aatendtr, potrkibng ar-
Suitable for overseas visitors. On
short term basis. Tel. 226-5137

rhCosntainer Ba -Eah t qon
Demerara. Available from first
(1 ') Se tenmber. Tel. # 220-4372
or 627 131 -
DO you have a house
holiday prtrnen~te bsinen
Peas ceont or Tel. # 's r2e25
9695, 223-8199, 621-8271 or
333-6763. Netsurf International
Real Estate No commission
given to us.
ATLANTIC Gardens large
1 fully furnished 2-storey, house
for rent to companies and
diplomats, one master room, 2 :
guest roorns, fully AC, hot and /
cold, parking, large yard space,
water filter s stem. Call 623-
1499. 226-41 5

VACANCY exists for
Security Guards to work shift
s stem. Please apply to
Manager Household Plus, 131
Regent St., Georgetown?.

137 X 100 FT.) LAND FOR
CALL 623-1317, 226-1742.

68.43eA RS tranr rted

cattle wearing farming. wharf of
sawmill. Contact S. S. Persaud
at 132 South R!veldt Park. Tel.
# 218-1983. Cell 6841-7245 or A.
Persaud. Cell 625-1458.
Eighty one and a half acres
of fertile highland situated at
Spring Gardens in the Demerara
River, the land is four hundred
feet by the water front. You can
find cashew, coconut, bananas,
plantains, and other fruit tr-ees.
along with a variety of lumber.
There are over three black water
creeks'that run through this land
land has title document. Price
to go six million dollars. One
acre of business i residential land
on the public of Melanie

ia8njeih Em Ilion doil a
kindly call Pete's Real Estate.
lot 2 George Street, WiRust. GI
Town 226-9951.226-5546. 231-
742 610-236666, 650-7264. 662-
388or ---2-8 -

Stabraeek Areo*.

50x10 $1.5M US

Robb St.

Ecdtes 40 x 80 $4.5M

001) 9 Ville-$10M

ONE & two-bedroom self
contained apartments. Call 6i93
ONE 2-bedroom semi
f~umnihed house. 614-2654. 223-
FURNISHED flat for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
Alberttown furnished twvo-
bedroom apartment for overseas
visitors. Phone 231-6228.
ONE 1-bedroom bottom flat
apartment. Parkmn space. Call
662-9449. 231-48 2
PHONE 225-9944.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bch~e rsAd~ventue arC Drn.
FURNISHED self-contained
apt. for rent residential area.
Contact 231-8661. 629-5064.
ROOM to rent, single
working person residential area.
Contact 231-8661, 629-5064:
621-3438. 609-4899.
CUMMIlNGS & Sixth Streets,
Bourda 24 ft. x 22 ft. space. Call
Juiran 225-4709.

one dbo~ttomr filt comprising
toilet. bath. Car parking
available. Tel. 226-5305.
FOR overseas g~uests.
Frnshe~d aprtment 3- %an~ett
648-3855. 225-1265
ONE and two-bedroom
apartments to rent with inside
bath and toilet at Cummings
Lodge. 222-3036.
200. CALL 611-0315, 690-8625.
flat to let at 194 Barr Street, Kitty.
$d35 000 monthly. No pets, no
park~ing. Call 226-7810
FAST Food for rent. Pnime
spot. Going concern on Sheriff
Street. Campbeliville. Call 223-
2173. Cell 628-7499.

FURNISHED self contained
rooms in Prashad Na ar $30
000 monthly. Contact 227-2993
or 629-2424.

checkO ot SLlnfl wem Hol eer
term, short termr, 3 hrs, 4 hrs, etc.
at Sunflower Hotel, 24 hrs
opening. Call 225-3817
coFrU Ybfenced a41dxsec~uretd
suitable for Processing Plant
Factor storage or car mart, etc.
At Public Road Mc Doom. Tel.
One s acious a artment -
kiciro nin~g hIl andeoue
area in Georgetown, Ireferable
for couple with one child.
Contact Tel. 227-2900
STREET. CALL 218-0392, 648-

750UALITY a artmnent Bel
Air Park (top flat 2 bedrooms. 1
bath, pressure pump with 3 water
tanks. Also (b ttom flat) ?
meodsritos proof.athele ropne
parking fac cities. Price (ne .).
~all up to the minute Rea t .
Tel /f ax 227-0721, Office 220.
8097. Cell 684-7?29.
ONE (1) new three-storey
office building situated at 217
Gouth Road. Lacytown, '
20not i .E c rpse end aonir
2 large executive offices.
reception area, washrooms and
its independent access. Floors
maybe rented individually.
Contact 22721 or 223- ( 7
funOhGeLdEa gargse 4mbedrooo
and lovely garden US 3 ~00
ele ant 5-bedroom mansion with
ood fully furnished USS5 000.
HAPPY ACRES. 3-bedroom 2
flat partly furnished US$1 300
and others In Bel Air Park
Cou idb Prk QueS T

REALTY for "Homes with Style".

0oto 00o 0- S35,00
Cummang lo e 2 b drog
101 80?- S41.00

bedo{ uW Wat55,01
Etogy ptromh to o
pariS hwr 1yirfiS000100
Ete er o

bo0tmi fft53,09
Id85es2 be0001
(10$o Ofla S4,0 D
223-4928, 609~-2201

-eBEL AIRrG ReDdNS 2 ar0
and a large 5-bedroom
unfurnished -US$2 500.
SUBRYANVILLE very nice 2-
bedroom furnished generator -
US$1 500. QUE NSTOWN -
lar e 5-bedroom: mansion.
unfurnished for residence o
an 2" flUoS o 30-stOri-Flb~ufi d
downtown US$1. er S. ft. an
lots more all over.: Call 226
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes w~ith Style- ~
JEWAN Ram's Realty and
poperty management

4o~day Phe 62427-198n8 2 0
Executive residence. office
bond; and others. Atlantic
gardens: US$1000, US$800.
OSS4RO. up nAcresUUS$_3p00.
Queenstown UD .0.
Alberttow~n US$1500, Regent
Street office/bond US$1000, er
floor, Sub vanville US$10
Rarpk $S2000.UU $1000 Bra hAld
Na ar, Gu SuICo Gardens.
Tuikeven U $1500. Biygezeigt
US 1D000 New Providence
US 2500. Diamond US$2500.
US 2000, Section K
Campbeliville US$650. AA
Eccles US$1200, Charlestown
USS1000. Kitty US 1000,
Lamaha park US 2500,
US$500 'Pradoville.~ US 2000.
Happy Acres US$1200. Farm
Park. $65 000L Non Pariel
US$500. $30 0001 LBI $35 000,
$60 000. Brickdam $50 000.

US$800 UP. CALL 612-9785.
ONE house in Enmore $'15
000Brnonthly. Calla r t at 6
112 Third & Ilbert Streets,
AlberttowYn. above Hot & SpicV
corner. Tel 225-6255, 666-9256.
bottE frnished t o-bed oam
129 Amla Ave., P/Naaar. Contact
645-1976 or 612-8337.
MIDDLE & top floors of three
flat business. charlotte St 1500
so ft each. 225-5782. 609-2302
2 3-5711.
ONE and two-bedroom self-
contained apartments at 88
Middle Road. ~La Penitence. Call -
BUSINESS place to rent In
Geor etown. Call 225-7131 or
S664- 525. Price $45 00
fltFurnri hede2-b dr emwbot on
or rT4 na only. Tel.227-1871,
Furnished 3-bedroom top flat
& 2- bedro flat inP/N qr
long or shr omrm rental. Tela ar -
18 1 646-2 : ... .
Newly builL.2-bedroom flat
situated at Mocha Arcadia, EBD.
Unfurnished, very comfortable.
Emergency water SUDDy t.
Call 668-6070, 689-5980.d, et
BEAUTIFUL quiet house at
Land-of-Canaan. suitable for

891 k 1-o7n6 h281 31
APARTMENTS (1-bedroom)
-$18 000, $20 000, 525 000, (2-
bedroom) $25 000. $32 000, 3-
bedroom $40 000, furnished -
$26 000. $45 000. Call 231-6236.
Two building s on the same
lot, located at Lof 20 Peter's Hall
Public Road, East Bank Demerara
(formerly JP Santos Building .
Size 100 x 50 ft. Contact Uncle
Big 225-8568, Anand Persaud -
2 4-0476/617-3747. Price
Neg~otiable. __ _~___~
Queenstown, Section 'K C/ville.
Civille, Bel Air Park (Lama Ave.),
Prashad Na ar. Courida Park
(apt.). Repub ic Park. O le. Bus
rental: Kingsston, Cam beliville
BomdmiE~elsAi PrPk.TEings2 n
8148, 62 -1624.
One liquor restaurant with
glass case, food warmer and 2
ruice machines at Lot 1 Coverden
Garden Public Road, EBD. Call
3-Room apartment -
Ha pv Acres on Public Road.
$2 (00. Call 220-1630.
SPACIOUS sace to rent in
Alexander St.. Kittpy for any kind
of business. Bottom flat $ 0 000
& $70 000 good security. Call
SHORT term or long term
rental -two-bedroom, full
furnished top, flat. Norton Stree .
Lodge. Tel. # 225-8149. 261-
5611, 261-5635
UG Road. FURNISHED sn le
apartment for overseas visit s
Long or short term. Call 623-3404.
222-6510. between 1pm and 4
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom

rnptal s h loc2la oo er 6
ONE 3-bedroom high bottom
flat apartment. 47 Gordon St..
Ki 65 000 monthly Tel. 227-
55,611-4263, 226- 593
0392. 648-7504
ONE 2-bedroom bottorn~ flat
at Vreed-en-Hoo wlaglkin
distance to the tein.A
cnv enince available. C ntact
Furnished unfurnished-
houses i flats apartments for
commercial or residential
pur oses countrywide. Tel. 231-
65 0. 652-4591. Ryanl.
Q~ueenstowyn Spacious
e t oed bottom fatn sorsrertal.
Computer school, day care, et .
Phone number 226- 6644
1-BEDROOM apt. Iuly
furnished. in Kitty For out of town
or overseas quests. Call 227-2466
or 644-244 .
ONE two bedroom bottom
flat at Waterloo Street. Call
Tel. #t 690-5908.
Office s ace $650 000.
snackette $ 0 000. Internet cafe
-S80 000. general store $60
000, bouti ue $140 000 and
beauty salon $60 000. Tel. 683-

Executive offices with parking
forhei~ght veh cles $2M

$25Mn NEW) LUXURY. 684-
1852, 231-8469.

UW 2,00$ alt&,9Q, ill.1
00CTonrtft a ):' chicken
pqns.-6.000 so ft

39M572215-5782. 609)-2302.
CROAL St. three bedroom
back cottage $6M. 225-5782.
609-?30?, 233-5711.
QUA'MINA St. three flat
residential/busine~ss $45Mv.
225-5782. 609-2302. 233-
concrete three bedroom $9Mn.
225-5782. 609-2302. 233-

75aINSAYe 10se ts2 70wo

LAND with 2 houses at
41 Agrculture Rd., Triumphl
Sideline Dam. Call 263

fo LaOW inome pro ert6Ms
fel. 227-4551. 682-2559.
399 BARAMITA Street.
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Contact Owert K nlg, within.
1 STOR.EY upoer flat
Diamond New 'Scheme.
Cntoact 645-5042 $4.5
1 BungalowJ House for
sale. Reasonable' size at a
qood price. Call 220- 7252
One two-flat concrete
uasne fr s~ale.FCona Ms
Queenstown or call 226-1367.
FURNISHED house for
sale in Per3Fhe Never soon~
ne C all 118-0703. 655-
68 5.
PROPERTY with large
land space on the East Coast
Demerara. Public Road. Tel.
FOR sale by owner-
property at Public Road De
Hoo, Mahaica, ECD. Call
NEW three-bedroom two-
flat concrete, Diamond HIS -
$9M. 609-2302, 225-5782,
flat Atlantic Ville, corner lot -
$9M. 609-2302, 225-5782;
THREE bedroom back
cotta re. Croal Street, G!town
--$6 -6092302. 225-5782.

Prce eEb6rt one Tl 2
Eccles / Republic Park /
Nandy Park, excellent buvs.
Tel. 231-6540, 652-4591.
611-0315, 690-8625. ASK
Brand new 2-flat concrete
house in highT@ residential
6 91.:15MR ael 231-6540.

ro[ 231-6540, 652-4 91.
Ryan ...
LOCATED on Churrch
Street, ntwotrbids sd yardanqd
222q8 and 22:3-6053
OINE two-flat concrete
building for sale. Contact Mrs.
Khan ar 242 Forshaw Strsee.
Queenitown or 226-1367.
LAND i$12Mi NEG. TEL. 226r-
1192, 653-9990.

200S x100' orncretloti ous n
$corl- 12nk -Cal 61uT
97u5' nd itsk for Chris.

$;23M\/, Bel Air Park-:. $25M.
Bel Air Spring $45M
Frashadl Naigar $20M. Call
2;20-2202. 612-9785.

ill elt$F I r fi?$

Alpply in person vitlls
aiflication& r-efeit~etfe5.
The Sales \iflill'CI* .
Central Electrtnics
167 Rotbb Str~eet

ma;t rveo n.I1~ I
P,:: in lowe coacez I .p!pnr number:.

8 E6X2TRA 20TS. TEL: 226-
G/town central transported
land. Area to build 4 store
hotellsupermarket. mini-ma l
$60Ml ($300,000 US)
Ederson 226-5496,
by 60 feet, 11 ft drive-way
excavated and fenced
neggtial 642- :
Scheme House Lot in front. 5
x 100 ft. Askin : 2m. Call: 225-
5591 or 619 5505.
605and at Iot 1 2T rk~e el
From 0 :00 hrs to 10:00hrs
mornings and 05:30hrs to
08:00hrs evenings
Nheet AihdoernCean e. t~h4
acres -n$115. 609-2 02, 225-
5782 23 51
KURU Kururu 8 acres
farm land Albiance Road.
Timehri. 1.2 acres Yarrawkabra.
005acr~es with creek. Call 261~
5500,. .. 61
169 Triumph Backlands,
East Coast Demerara.
Trans orrt d. Idsa 1Prfor
9 asnble So0 act No. 667
i3a8s2on -
eaDro rrnatelv 4 rvoas esch )
or farmin $3M i$15,000 US)
neg. Ed rson's 226-5496. '
Double lot Atlantic
Gardens $12M, double lot -
dSh mrock Garoden n $1 1 .
Ha y Acres $8M. Call 612-
transported 80 acres

olery, g nera ea reso $rt
Eesn's 2 6-5496
Soesdyke, 16 acres. General ,
farming. Divided $3.5 per acre.
~pe~cial price 2 acres $6M.
,000 US). Ederson's 226-
Uppjer Demerara kiver. 250
acres, land 4,000 ft wide, ocean
5 ;n~yessel 122500000 perU ar
Ederson's 226-5496.

Hos ILot of ea. neer h
public road. Prime location,
miles from V/Hoop
Stenting. Reasonable Price.
Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
Gtladntic sGa~rd as. Laroet
Diamond, Canal #1l & 2,
Hi hway (SEVERAL). TEL.
22 -8148, 625-1624.
Providence $24M.i Ogle $10M.
Canje $10MI, Bushy park E.B.
Essequibo 100 acres $80M. De
Freitas Associates 225-
5782. 609-2302, 233-5711

resid n~t a tra as 'td
eropdrty, a proximately 30
00o square feet. at Adventure,
~Essequlbo Coast, near ferry
stelli a. No reasonable offer
re53. Tel. 222-3842 or 625-

I ----

Purt bled Pt Bll pos nd

Made in G yarna

Speti |{011005

PLAY Super Nintendo
Entertainment System (SNES)1
nn es o ur computer. Ca l
PARTS for Dryers/
\Nashers. Thermostats, pu ps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, tc.
Technician available. Call 622.
5 0
excavator factorv refurbished).
Call Sam 625- 741.
1- Dr-Chip~per $6 000,1-
Electric Hede Trimmer $5
000. Tel. 642-2356.
1 swimmingapdool 15ft. x
36 inchs wi 642d er filter, etc.

dcStereo setoin pieces rrn api
Iarava m n -bus Good price
Coffee percolator, table
lamps, radiogram, carpets, beds.
side tables, dining tables sofa
sets, kitchen ware. Call 2271-1234
6DU2A9 PiL6 ER, ETC. TEL 229-
PURE bred Pit Bull pus, 6
weeks old. Fully vaccina ed and
dewormed. Ca I 222-6834.
LISTER Petter engine and
strt Lte rdiesel wtelder K624

ONE Canter tray freezer, in
aood condition, size lnt
9ft. x width 5 ft. x heiaht 5 ft.el.
220-9477. 650-1546:
4 PUPS Dachshund. 2
mths., old vaccinated and
dewormed. Call Juliette Lam -
227-8451, 225-6174, 18 Craig
St., C/ville. - -
1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCR,
all-in-one unit. Tel. 225-49.37 -



corner (lot Are (o bl n3 s d e
(050 ,000 Si MEdrswon' 1 6
ROBB/BOURDA market 2
storeX buldgign Was $75M now
50($25 00 US). Owner
needs medic L. Ederson's 226-
5496. ..
ENTERPRISE garden, new
2 storey concrete 5 bedrooms
bottom general store. electrical ,
de on s7M26q4395000 US .
DIAMOND EBD vacant new
flat,. 3 bedroom, concrete
busildgina Owne~rneeds medical.

NOP RIEL EC 26.storey
concrete modern dest n
niansio front 1gwn for tenono'd
US).Ederson's 226-5 96.
NORTH RD. vacant 2soey
concrete building. deal
insurance, internet. 25M
4192t000 'US).Ederson' 26-
cnQU EN TOWN: t o-6M'

ESSEQUlBO, A/Regina 3
% acres land with sawmill, shed
320'x34ft, bond 30'x20ft for
eorin furniture $24M.
b$ 20,00 US). Edesnon's 226-
PARK- (e ccutivel Kersalt ~
Gu buCo Gard~ens
SaU r Kanville, Sheriff Street
LaaaGardens, Bel Air Park,/
ReulcP ("D aond. aEr

Road & Caricom HQ. Beautiful
new concrete property $38M.
TEL:. 1_2_-8148, 62-1625-1624.
CALL 613-41225.
226-1192, 65 -9990.
pT o soey w 4deanccol ni
Ipaasrt~edBeropet yd Ited a
access, fruit trees, cast iron water
tanks. Contact: 225- 1346.
ONE wooden two-storey
building for sale situated at De
Abreu & D'Andrade Streets,
Newtown, Kitty. Next to St.
Winfred School. Call 223-2173,
Celf 664-6672, 628-7499.
DO you have a house, land
bsin ss prpry or hote I sa e
225-9695 223-8199, 621-8271
or 333-6763. Netsurf
International Real Estate No
commils!.avesion given to us.
NON Pariel, New Scheme -
one 2-storey wooden and
concrete house 4 bedroom ,
inside toilet and bath. Land 4s4
x 80 with outside bathroom
washba sink, etc. $8M neg.
Call 68 -8847. 641-9732.
One-storey concrete

Real Estate, Lot 2 Geor e and
Hadfield Streets,6W/Rusf 231-
73, 2626-939851 ,6206366n, 650-
2-storev building situated at
S uth anre ttial sdbeusfront

Con ct Pete's RelEl M
Geo ge & Hadfield Streets, W
Rust. 226-5546 231-7432. 226-
9951, 610-3666 626-2689, 650^
7264, 662-381 .

situa2e cp2 os bi jnto
residentiallbusiness, vacant.
Contact Pete s Real E'state Lot
2 Gore & H df ed6 Stet,

2689, 650-7264.
GeNORTH eRkndus 182M
ne. Bvezi ht 23&
$ opn ', C/ville 20liM
& M, Reget St. er36M,

bit MPrashad Naoar .
$1 M i.2261192, 653-9990.
One-storey 3-bedroo
concrete building new, excelfemi
condition, vacant now land -
120' x 60)cmortgage f5%/ on
St ntgd at Ea I's C urt, 11}BMI-
Contact Pete's Reat Estate Lot
2 Geor e & Hadfield Street W/ ~
Rust. 226-9951, 231-7432, 26u-
5546, 610-3666 662-3818, 650-
7264. 626-268 -

t wa 11 Eerson' 2256M

DM~gaa BaAin D k

Jew nra 's Re

en198 r47 gMf1

Emtal: jewanakerak~yeyhoo.com

AVE. of Republic US$2M, R/
Vldt Public Rd. $18M, Mc Doom
30MO~ Queenstown-75,
60M ~bNew Market St. 58M '
ep ic Park $30M, 2P0M, i
Charlotte St., L/town 130M
VhrifSet b iems $8150M B
A 8PMa De2F~raasa Apss iae -
225-5782. 609-2302, 233-5711.
Several properties in Kitty,
Prashad Nagar~ Queenstow .
SDut rahtRu eed eM asr ad
Alberttown 6M, L.B.1 -
S5M.Waterloo House reduced to
$15.5M, Campbeliville $12M,
Sec K: 13Mh Lamaha
R rdd, net $1 M225P-26n26T23n
2064, 225-5 98, 225-30868.
CAMP St. -.2- flat business
e d8eM,c Qumnee estthre flat
Ave. of Republic business MA
000 .sq. ft. US$ Mn, Sheriff St.,
business. Iar a concrete -
NS 7050 000 BleAiQ ar ns wn7M.
$6a0M,i OgigatnO0Mo V rsa les
$60M, Republic Pk. 30M.
822M, Sth. 'R/veldt $17 609-
2302, 225-5782.
building s in compound $100M.
BLYG ZIGHT 3- bedroom with
lots of trees $23M.
acres with 60 cows $10M.
FArCTORY E.dB. uhbibc Rod 1
7 acres $60M. PLUS Prime
s ots on Main StreeSt, Middle,
Water S~treet R~e ent615' Sre tc
Home of Better B!larn" ains" ~~~
MON REPOS two-storey in
second Street, wood and
concrete $9. M, Agr cola .
Water Street, two-storey- 9.5M,
Ludignan two-store -85,
esd kters aso ln60.forn sm e

ce 'A s% ~ ~~
ne Roberts Rea Frt
Fe eration Life Bldg.. 2l~7-7627
i ffice, 7~-3768 home, 644~
NON Pariel, New Scheme -
one 2-storey wooden and
concrete house 4 bedrooms
inside toilet and bath. Land 46
x 80 with outside bathroom
C sh~b s nk6 4tc 487M na
9732 :-- -

bBLYrGoEomGHT r at 3-b d8 ooM
with lots of trees $23M. SEL

BANK double tot $5.5M. PLUS
vacac lt~t s oanndM~a, Middle,
etc. Call 226-7128 61T5c814
of Better Bargains."


(2" -s10 ex(1' tot axe 3550
S90' in a Ieta aea P bI
Ar~e you bu ing a poperty
Then you need more tnan just
looking for a property, come in
to u~s and lets discuss what you
can buy with your mope we will
advice you on all aspec s of this
bus ness including securna~ a
mortgda to pay off. Ifow
avIM ,~ ho~uses5 Mfor
8s.5M,$10M, 14MN $16ihnMand
many others. Land (81.5) eighty
one and a half acres Demerara
River for onIy $8M One acre of
land at Pu lic dd, Melania
SD8a5 1aann o C nan E.Bn S
Land on H ah Wary to Linden
LCn at Fcte s oea housst tlt
Lot 2 Geor e street W/Rust 226-
9951,226- 546,231-7432

rmsn v an
19de Al U

Gre~ 7 on 609 07531260861
Fo lrenorol talewth

TEN weks ottwiler

223-754 o 0-73 2-81
portbe saw moll. Call Tevor -

EARTHe for sale. deliver No

L TE wodmr T Id r
pONtbE CPU and on Ca sh Teo
Register for sale. Contact 662
9449 231-872 As o a etl
SHERWI Willams atex

household, stuf. 26-361,
665400, 61-4330.

PUnRE bed Roit ihtwele and

oShure 2hrd4 u i20es34 fiae.
-- --------------~
vaccinated &tff deomd Te 51
270-4225. 61-30
coer. TFU Causfor nthig Call o

neoti bole. Contact 6. 4-7225. Tl
2B -79, sb0-in6cl. Te

PURE Ire CEttilbulpusfr a
Pouder enl WD802.Te.26-

4 ohr Aad. 646-8098, 641- ae
# -...3:... ';83 6 .
PURE bred rtwie pups aled
vaccinated an dewormed, 6 l
ONE 420-nse a rm'
tyvres spannue frs Extin.cellet

condition Cotct Dave/Seea
- 645-4900. 226-3950. B~j~)

Avirurirrt, tape aecw, ru
~lae~lo~e i dsC eakre boxtesi
O 1Lj, 6~22-0267.
LAPTOP HP i5320 ~
enhanced; erfectzvworklus
condition extra web cam, a
drivers. G$ 120 000 negotiable.
Call 641 1482.
NOKIA 5700 X ress Music

acessmoris: ma uals an s~uf$ r
noabl.Call 641- 1482.
o~ohP irr ao~n d sko

5 E B the tho ~
pm or 220-6440, anytime af r
Spm 1

- CD., DVCDcasPs n dB VDseD
Also paper on sale. Contact Tony
or Cavita on 220-2491, 619~-
S2177 .... .
!) WOODEN boat size 55'
legh, 10' width, 6 depth. No
eIKn ribsd next to new,
6Exeln tcon ition. # 665-2847,
4MM M" 3/8" % /" PI
Board. Lon taots, rain coats 8
suits. Wah~eed's GOe Store 113
Pike~ St., Kitt Tel. 22 7'585

for IL S6M Sot -
7 Kit u $4M, Alber 80 nM
Queenstown $8.5Mr. Ogle -
$5.5M~. Call 231-6236
Queenstown- new 4-
bedroom concrete $10.5M,
Aubrey Barker Rd. -$7M. Kitt .
34M.5 $6M. $7M. O le 5.
35,Middle St. $8M. Call
NO AGEbiT. Ms. Wiso
262 e2d6 2294 b56h6r oooview
Sbdoms, 4 athom ,
kitchens, Campbellville, 110 -
240 v. Suits 2 families, business,

8085011 9 Bma

(HOUSE G-$lf0


BL MR P~RK -$251Y

fff I

Croal/Stabroek, concrete 6
- luxurious bedrooms mansion
on 3 hotise lots.. Ideal
.international hotel $65M.
,35000 US.Ederson's 226-

Parika, new shoppin
center invests wisely, ('A')
orP:~ (b~u~ildo~ngdiw re ~onue I l
$680M. $400,000
US.Ederson's 226-5496.
beMAHAhIuONYn irek,a th
Alie2 5ad59Askini: 1.934m.
CRAIG two store .house.
Newly remove with land. 38 x
144 f. Asking: 7.9m. Call: 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
INC. 4.9m. CALL 225~5591 OR
619-5505. .
ctiTAB ROK Bidkdam 2
corner builden Ideal
Insur nce ,term t~afbc t6
($130,000 US). Ederson's
"CHARLESTOWN, vacant 3
storey wooden buildin7a. Ideal
for Church, School, General
store. etc. 516M nea $80,000
~S~ Ederson's 226- 496.
COGLANDAM vacant new

$27 000 US. Ederson's 226;-

storBB c~oc esda6al x riwu2
bedrooms mansion, parking, AC
63M $150,000 US. Ederson's
storey wooden building ideal
mis orry alpeN6Maket, s9l3t 20
US.Owner needs
medical.Ederson's 226-5496.

Embss PeS Oolonial luF r ou
ma son 10deal it~er~n~atio~n

2n~s ect anytime .Ederson's
NE H pe E8D 2 storey
build g, land road to river.

hpsd"iP;errw ? 52 So 48
SOESDYKE public Rd
vacant new luxurious mansion.
Electrcity ,U Er pho7$ S36M
4695BO4:S.E iro 26

buikfURNgsTo bu Eccees Sd
Ruimve d, Kitty, Central G/town
and other area. Ederson's 226.
Doctors who wants new hospital
with computer lab X-rays.
Invest wisely $3fM ne.
$2985,000 US). Ederson's n2e2 -

6 W7EK ol 1dPi bull pm~s

6 INCHES PVCep pes 1 -
cndi0000erB SUlit Systee)1
15l p2 r6 s~s~ur hose. Call 684-
2 QUALITY pre breed
German She hard 5u mths old.
SAmerican bull dogl pup. 1 -
O1 ru as erap Canl 220 6t709n
ONE Nikon D-80 digital
camera, Lens Nikon 18-35 AFS-
DX. ntactcC. Nels~on4 7-26
Co~mple~te with .soft ware~_~~~~
(TWO) 50 cc (one) 100ce
Jailing motorcycles, one JVC 21"
coloured TV, excellent working
condition. CalE 624-7205.se
1.7GH2, 256MB, 30GIG hard
dndvea iXsP SPw2 with X Ostles
Call 265-3050, Cell 647-4738.


2-STOREY 5-bedroom
Kers int Pak kcLnreEeCD lseoa2
digital cameras. S'el. 625-2110.
Acres trans orted land
Eoscse qebatE saramcEsasstopBuabnk

agi iltur ad h niested s 9M
neg. ~Contact 225-1 346._
NEW computers, Dell
E521", 19" LCD monitor, Hp slim
ibne, Acmm with W9 dCD omsits%
8rD D burners. 231-9181, 684-
Moc~assev Ferguson285 Tractor
Boct73G diesel welder on

engine with transmission.TEL. #
HuRRY to status investment
the authorised dealers in all
satellite dish. Also for your
Interior location. View sports-
max for just sport -live enicket,
b1ox~gingfoba~ll etc. Tel. 27-
667-2824, 646-5000.
LATEST full version
computer software available -
Windw, MGS nes .e
Genius Computers 23'1-7650,

Bike 1HS~uNuk VXR650 D~irtRBike.
Kem # 771-4114 or 619-1510.
Gents & Ladies assorted
brand name clothing,, electrical
items, sawmill equipment &
sgg8aresdcoqmputer suipplies. Call:
17" DV 9320 us Lap-tops
multi- functional scanner /

JUST exclusive indoor and
o toor dnng tbies8,beui

6 ft., 10 ft., antiqcue s leb r

I 0 Lmit dSoskM. Call ra
GARDENS. CELL # 623-1003,
TEL. # 218*3899, TEL. # 218-


Toyota Extra Cab T100,
Low Milea e, manual 4 x 4, V6/
3 400CC, Gas, A.C. ~romr wharf.
Never registered. $2 750
000 Call 624-1160.
2 AT 212. Carinas. both

1 2 NISSA S r y
(Private). Automatic, fuly
powered, price $500 0001
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or



4:PllllW .

AUDA1 MAGS (( A/(, fC

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street

TIel: 1225-9700

FergIuM cars ctl -165 Massey
38611. 1 se~r ae~nrator. Call
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (2005)
4WD. 16 000 miles only.
Excellent condition. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 623-3874.

:-:. CAIA.Prc -:$02

drive -AC, fully powered,
ma s -$2.1M neg. Contact
60 -9780. ... ..
x 4,T~'o o:amExdtr Cb Tundra 4
AC, automatic, CD, eptc. Low
mileage $5M neg. Call 276-

0313/ 626-1141.
Toyota av4Lad dUrven PH

mapler wered In Imaculate
condition. $2 6500 neg. Call 26

.2 TOYOTA Tundras, never
restre, Toyota Extra Cab
12c2 cl dnsolne.Tel.
ONE Corolla EE ill, low
mileage, woman driven $1.8
M neg. 623-6677.
1- KE 71 To ota Corolla
aon (s rin leve Gear,Rma s
on Mtel 22400 or a -50

(PHH Series~ Automatic Fully
Powered, Price $85b.00(T
cntc cR cky on tel: 225-1400'

1- NZE- 121 To ota Corolla
(2003 model) full loaded.
chrmem sDVD, D. Alarm,
~~ricme $34 .dsontactt Rocky on

1- AE 91 To lta Coroll
(PRIVATE), Automatic. magns, Aa
C. Price $725 000. Conat
Rocky on tel:2 5-1400. 621-
1- Toyota Mariner (Lexus)
PJJ Series Automatic, full
powered AC me rims. C
paer. T~./. A ~m, ~44,Cremote ~
R~oc y on te :6251-590 ,22
1- Toot abrn (5 do

TOYOTA Corolla AE 100, AE
91. AE 100, Wagon, Carina AT
170. Corona AT 170. Contact City
Taxi. Tel. 226-7150.
192 Carina, Ceres & N82
Starlet, AT 170 Carina, Tovota
Pick uo Sinale and Extra Cab-
621-6037, 227-2834-
1 TITAN year2005 finance
available. Call Auto Traders
227-4846 Cell 622-4969, Also
Tosota 2 2, Tooa 110, NZE

1 KAWASAKI 750 full race
motor bike, 1 Honda 5500 watts
generator, 1 Honda 6500 watts
gener~ator, 2 2-door coolers, 1
Toyotoa Tacoma. 1 Sani serve
Ice cr~eamn machine, 1 spray, 1
double bunked, 1 baby cradle

62 -7809

.~ -

P3 IBM 15" LCD Monitor
White American Latex Paint

$1,7000Gal. Vat EX

545,000 used
B.R.S, Lumber Yard
34 Campbell Avrenue & r
Middleton Street

Tel: 227-8169

TEONE3835059M1NI A7S T IS.

613-1276. 616-3606.

1NissanHxmpcku good
wri condition)$000. P one c

price -f 623-9889.

eCollntaMW Oce0 btiow $llr

n Nisn4x4pc pgo
14dtin nr0 0 12. t on
Numbe 6413 .

ONEWL Tooa RZVD six (6le
4bu2e 6BH454erie. Tl 2-
BM. Pi $. na
CONEa SV-840 33 Caryn 9
excellent cond~-_.~ ition. Contact _

1- NIdA B1,go
condition. Pric e. Contact
No. 22-3946 60-9-533. 21
580SA Cn Hyma. Good
we orkns condtio. Contact
Priyar a 661-3446.

ONE To ota Tudr s ()hl
full customSeized. 6el63-14
73422 -0613
1 ONDA XL 350 $240
000 eg. el. 627-8140,. 220- c

Price-07 $1.19 ne. Tl 2-
1AT 170 Carina AE 9

autom lati67 excellentcodtn
cniion -66-57009 neg. CoTel 62-

80 80 CE 2sc umnn c
AT 92Caina ACdiio. Monags
sr i c exaet o c hdits nI
655-7 39.oid 662-1156 259

1- Honda XLR 600R Dirt 0
bike,1 Suzuk DR k 65 itrt bie -

On 2.5 G- Touring ago

fully poeed J Sre. Call 6123 48
68- 049. 20-07

One RZ Long Base Minibus,
BJJ 7574. Price $1.3M. Tel.
220- 5173, 220- 6245, 645- 8090
4 X( 4 Toyota Hilux pick up, 1
25 scooter 1 yr. & 4 mths old
Tel. 614-0515 or 226-3745.

1Toyota Carina At 192-
music rims immaculate
condition. Call: 641-2905.
1Toyota EP 82 Styrlet. lnms.
immnaculate condition. Owner
leaving_ onty Call: 628~-5585.
New Arrival. Toyota Carina
AT 212, Toyota Corolia AE110.
Toyota Corrola NXE 121
Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2A. R FI
Auto Sales. Call: 269- 0522 or
688- 4847.

frorM Snln Yrs raru id tMaor l
1 an 2185.~ Call 218-3574 for
ONE 125 C.ifaan motor
scooter. Working condition. $180
000 neg. calli33-5133. 663.
128 ygy p ;ai
(enclosed) fully powered and
accessories $2.6M negotiable.
Call 623-9570.
ONE To ota Tundra 2002
model. Fully loaded with all
accessories. ~Contact 623-0957.

'-ornq 'gI Metal'Gre'30
To ota Hilux Single Cab
Year 1996. solid~ def, diesel,
Ian Il $1a69M Prce quate aob,

on wahaerf. Call 624-1160.

ne Tel. 227-2530 or 227-4921-
b fween. 9 am and 4 30 prn

ONE Toyota RAUM, 5.
door Jeep automatic
excellent condition $2.2M,
one Suzulki Swift, 5-door
wagon, auto, LHD $795K.
23T9181. 684-4450

233-2173 Cell 628-7499.
LANCER -PJJ tiptronic
auto start, alarm, CD ma
spoiler, flair. 32" Sharp tV. 9"
Phillips Magnavox, fridge,
cmuter. household items -
264-2732, 264-1215.
ONE motorcycle. Made -
Kawasaki, Model Ninja 500, Year
97, Colour blue, from Canada.
Contact Numrbers 666-9816, 259-
0487, 651-5917 or 622-4442.
Price. neg.

Edit on in ec lleorolla S eaal
Recently sprayed over, power
steering cassette player with
remote. Dne owner. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel. 222-3842 or 625f-
drive,- 60 Caria backwwhed
executive -$550 0 0 Contac{
Rocky 22.? 5-1.400/6?5921-502 ~
enilseCHER50KEE) J~ex7
Automatic, fully powered, AC
mg.Price $90a 000. Contac{
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902.

(ovri SArd tp ose
player. Price $ .2M (ne ).)
Contact Rocky # 225-140o o

( urebr 2A ooa. Mnal ll

1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carinia
(Piae.Automatic, fuliv
bpow~eared. AC, mag rims. CD
pla 4er, alarm remote start,

it*, large st In ano, Sea
vvusou slys in, preole
At. otsmror. Bost onr occele

White, V8, full powered,
DVC0 sound st lm, alamots mnore .

a3 orbhr of re

(Jus of waf)nverregistered
wil reister free witnewm or Rx
teebsy -clirke, oers

Blak bA M erS e ltB
2MOr chek ut88

wl rirtob srewtreew umt,
Labyer4cytidr ows~rn

nar IIrn on n
8062. JH IB
T HINKIN aout: puchsg

pocuer/osuluiVtant ofapaese

veh Pice We hav theio cheapest

rates and the best service. Tel.
AUTO SALES AT 225-2611 '
D0 you have acar truck, 4x4,
tractor, combine, backhoe or
mar ne vessels to sell or rent?

6ie uo n t

tE al 90NTovt aCmoirssc -
autom tilat Pl sepeoweed

dC n ma ock 150cc. $)1.7M.
ConactRo~y 25-1400/621
To ota RZ diesel 4 x 4
Super Custom, manual, AC, PJJ
Series, in immaculate condition.
$1.7M neg. Call 276-0313, 626-
1141- Shahab.
FP, CD, mag, PGG series 1'
. Toyota Marinio one owner PkH
series. Ma s, music, AC, FP, EFI,
like new. Contact Safraz 624.
8700. 220-2047

1 ISUZU Rodeo (5 door)
enclosed ( >wer drive.
Automatic, fullv powered, AC,
mags. Price $1:5M. Contlactl
Rocky #t 225-1400 or 6j21-5i902

Only 15000 miles, imported
bw111 r:EiW 101 EUrOps. flij
.' II I' d(umet i85 0m
de608r. FulieaiihGY, p)0wef
50015, poWer wintftws,
miff015, 0(lks
kaye550fiffy, I ployef, 17

PK644 !n0f ito0idrifi00Gi

624-8402. Must see
Owner M n

J' il r

ROYAL Auto Sales Toyota
H-ilux Surf. automatic, fully
d we ed srun rof22 '2Cin t

million (Ne .) CD player, mag
rims, AC, fully powered; 192 -
PJJ Red, mag rims, CD pl yer

roe.) dE o21 nPKK p f

meaats m, ful lawrnpds 3 3
000 (Ne .). Contact us at 227-
2664, 609-9112 or 665-7400.
To ota AT 192 Carina. late
PHH Series $1.5M nea. AE

PJJene Cool p-$147500,TaoEta
CaSrnter 2-lon $1.1M ng, S
Tytcatr3on-$1.6M 1 M rll

Hedg t ca InGe Y2-on2
npS~ee' RZ mini uses from$900

00D $1.7M neg. (credit
Te.2 2C93 acr 64e4- K1h n

E a TSAIAo L ca a

isa TI ItdirRAV-4 WC o ,
Honda CRV Pick ups. oyota
Hilux Double Cab LN 147, Hilux
Extra Cab. To ota Land Cruiser.
Mitsubishi Canter trucks 2/3 tons
enclosed, freezer, Hino Dutro
Freezer, Toyoace open tray 4WD
truck BU 72, Nissan Atlas, used
Toyota Hilux Surf. Order early
and get the best prices on duty
free vehicles. Full after sales
service and financing available.
Deo Maraj Auto Sales. 207

7a6m2. bAeNE AS2D A4 SE 62
TOYOTA 4 x 4 Extra Cab
pick-up AC, 1994, manual, gas,
V6 -- $1 950 000. Toyota
Tundra, Extra Cab Pickup. 2 x
4, 2002, automatic. AC. V6,
Black from wharf never
registered $3 350 000. Toyota
Tundra, Extra Cab Picku 4 x -4
2000 at mtic AC, V8 G e
GKK Sr msa c $3 8V50 r0e '
Toyota Tundra, Extra Cab Pickup .
4 x4 2002. automatic, AC, V8,
Grey from wharf never registered
3500 000. Toyota Hilux,
Diesel, 5L. manual, AC, low
mileage $3.5M. Price quoted
from wharf. Tolyota Vista,
au o oai AC 1 0c 'o

mieg, wumillea g n dor -
20,automatic, AC, lo500cc, Ii
mileage, 5 doors- $2.3M. Hod
whees, CDa playe, alloarm, 1 ,
0500cc. low mileage $1 850
000.3. Misubishi Tp o.4dooer,
AC0, allo wheelsA, D playe,
alarm, 6 70 low mlleag $1 3M
NisnMrh4doors, AC, alloy wel D
whes Dplayer, alarm65c, lo1
milea e. $1 880 000. Risinf
Sun utlo Saeles, 140 Rlae n
olm 6c,6 /town Tielg 2- $

8701. 683-9151
WORKING female or
student to rent one (1)be~droom.
Call 226-2365.

Gardeners to work in a
Nursery in Barbados. Contact
Hemnchan on 657-6221.
1- Part time Domestic to
work two days a week. Tel. 226-
7380. 613-4082
SAWMIlLL requires
labourers at Long Creek;. Call
261-3055 $2 000/day.
ien c iresoroprivat hire Ser ous
1I Hire car Driver to drive a
daily basis. Contact 222- 4220
or 616-1280.
223- 5273/4.
Watchman for- Mandir
com ound. Ap Iv R. Ramla an
Lum er Yard.' 12 Chariotte St..
Lacytown. __ _
i;,~~:,~~d d~e~e:l a:
Commerce Street,
Georgetown._..... _~___~~
1 TRACTOR Driver.

workET en ed Ti Dr vers4t
Drivers. Guards
Handyman, Gardener. Appiy
at May's Shopina Centre; 98

10 e0i a ong Ceek a :2
between am and 5 pm.
1 -LIVE-IN experienced
Housekeeper!Cook at Long
Creek Pay $28 000 per
b rtniht9 Camln 56p-30 5,
One live-in Domestic to
look after sickly woman, age
0onr sipe fel b6-7 43m

toN w-rr nnarntce dti ea

offered. We accept live-in
Waitress also. 259- 574.
LORRY Drivers. .Appl
Bssan'sw7radTn 9#4 King S3206.,
Pre erable from East .Coast
To-buy Farm land in Canal
NO. 1 on Southern side (road
side). This is not an agent. Call
612-1573 or 617-4078.
ON~E rs~o~n to install
different ptpsof watch
batteries; repair watches Would

MATURE Guard betweeli
ages 45 & 60 years old, to nifork
otriGtl an ght A ptyy Inop rs
Robb Street Lacytown, G/town,
Nut Centre.
CELL phones sales erson.
Must know about di (erent
models. and accesso~ries.
Experience in.cell phone store
would be an asset pi
GLsLyna tlriety Stjre. 68 ob6
Experienced salb's irls.
A pl Regent Hoiuse sold
E~ectroncsps,43 Pegent ifoad

Bourda~ng m with hoiandwitte
appie on.0 Tl 2. 4402

fo hne eper eced Dri fnor
valid Dri rer's Licence.10 e~a~rs
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Deal struck for Hatton-Mayweather clash

Ronald~inho double

glVeS Barcelona 3-1

Wi~n Over Hearts


a we of Braz z

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) Diego
Maradona admitted he was in awe of Brazil after
Argentina's great rivals won the Copa America with-
Marakn alo sni Mbraz's 3-0 win over Argentina in the
Copa America final two weeks ago their third successive
three-goal win over Argentina was so comprehensive that
he did not even cry.
"TLhey didn't take all their monsters to Venezuela,"
said Maradona in an interview with the sports daily Ole.
"So, the question is what will happen when they play to
their full potential. What is going to happen when the real Bra-
zil play?
"I'm not just speaking for Argentina either I'm speaking
for Germany, Italy, Spain ..."
He added: "I didn't cry this time. Brazil beat us so well
that there was no time for sobbing. Robinho, their best player,
didn't touch the ball and they still beat us 3-0:
"They scored at the start, but after that there were 86
minutes to do something and we didn't do anything".



RICKY Hatton's father Ray
has confirmed a deal has
been struck "in principle" for
his son to face Floyd
May weather later this year.
Ray Hatton said a verbal
contract had been struck be-
tween lawyers for both parties
with, crucially, an agreement
reached over the financial side.
But he is remaining cau-
tious until contracts have actu-
ally been exchanged.
Hatton said: "We have
agreed a deal in principle but the
date and venue are up in the air."
The most likely dates are
November 10 or December 8
in Las Vegas.
"I can't honestly tell you a
dea' has been oe untun nttse th
he said.
"But what I can say is that
both sides were happy with
whatwekfinalisedy e he ly
was eager to take on five-weight
champion May weather after de-
molishing Jose Luis Castillo in
his outing for the IBO light-wel-
terweight title on June 24.
Both fighters are un-
beaten, although
Mayweather had previously
insisted his own victory over
Oscar de la Hoya last month
would be his final bout.
The American's representa-
tives flew Ray Hatton and the
family's lawyer Gareth Will-
iams out to Las Vegas to watch
last week s fight between Ber-

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flown back to England with both
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However, a deal has been
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"It is a great fight for
Ricky. How` many times do
you get to fight the best
fighter in the world? I see it
as a win-win situation be-
cause Ricky cannot fail to
impress," Hatton added.
"Floyd is coming off a great
win over de la Hoya and Ricky

over Castillo. Between them
they are unbeaten in 81 fights.
There is nowhere else it could
happen. It would be an unbe-
lievable fight."
Neither fighter will go
into the ring bearing a
recognized title belt.
Mayweather- handed back
the WBC light-middleweight
belt he won over de la Hoya be-
cause he had no intention of re-
maining at that weight.
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Hatton possess the Ring
Magazine's belts at 1471b and
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Hatton would agree to move up
to meet May weather at the

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Mayweather's adviser
Leonard Ellerbe said Hatton
deserved praise for taking the
He told USA Today: "I
never thought he would do it,
but Ricky Hatton deserves
credit for stepping up to the
"He asked for it and now
he's going to get it. Floyd is ex-
tremely excited. He wants to
show Hatron that he's never
fought at this level before.
He's going to show him
what it's like to step in the
ring with the best fighter.
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quick equaliser from Christophe
Berra's header across goal.
Second half substitute
Thierry Henry, who scored in
Barcelona's 1-0 win over
Dundee United on Thursday,
set up the third six minutes af-
ter the interval for Mexican
teenager Giovanni Dos Santos.
The Frenchman ended a fine
run by squaring a pass to the
18-year-old who slotted home

Godis Accra (second from left) poses with Mlinister Dr Frank Anthony, Pastor Ronald
McGarrell (left) and Progressive Youth Club (Police) coach Elton Smith.

IPSF gold medallist pays

COurtesy call on Minester

GUYANA'S gold and silver
medal winner at the Inter-re-
ligious Peace Sports Festival
(IPSF), Godis Accra, Friday
paid a courtesy call on Min-
ister ofrC~ultue e~Yth and

piAn travel Suh Kni
rea for the games earlier this
month .
Against a He~ld of eight fi-
lsts, tet I8hyear-okl Pro-

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Sin the 100 metres, clocking it
at 11:05. The following day

he ran the 200 metres event
in 22:14 to capture the gold

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final). Cpl Moti led the attack for the winners in the final with
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ecThe lone lovebird in the final was Assistant
Commissioner Paul Slowe fk-em the Officens' team.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 29, 2007 .27

Ravens and New ...
(From page 31)
a charge.
Ityan Stephney and Yusuf' Edghill were shaping the chal-
lenge for the Ravens as they attempted to pull things back
and their efforts showed as the game was brought even at
32 then knotted again at 35 towards the end of the third
However, the Bulls tightened their game defensively and with
some courageous rebounding took control again.
With 2:42 left it was 45-40 for the Bulls but the Ravens
could not sustain their efforts and lost 53-49. Austin had a~driv-
ing 15 points, McKinnon had 10 points and six rebounds and
James a useful nine points and 13 boards.
Stephney played well for his 10 points and eight re-
bounds while Edghill also had 10 points, point-guard
Darcel Harris finished with nine points while forivard
Rudy James had a battling eight points and 11 re-


Sunrise: June 01, 1976
Sunset: June 19, 2007
The Assanah family would like to
extend sincere thanks to all
relatives and friends who have
supported us during our time of ~

Julius' passing was a great loss to uIs and it affected many
who knew and cared for him. in his lifetime.

Special thanks to Pastor Assanah anid Pastor Singh of Frs
Assembly of God Church and staff of the Delegation of the
European Union.

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BASS00: In cherished and loving memory of
our dear parents OLIVE BASSOO and FERRELL
BASSOO who departed this life on July 9, 1987

And our dear rdo he RLP BASSOO who
departed this life on January 19, 2003.

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17'le lovedI ones thaNt we'L mourn? ~
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And fi~iend~shriip ere

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loving children, brothers and sisters
Maur en, Ronald, Rov. .\n sd Monica.

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(From back page)
of the second Test at 56 runs
ahead with seven first in-
nings wickets remaining.
Tendulkar reached 57 not
out at the close and now trails
6nly Brian Lara and Allan
Border. Tendulkar, at 34, is
well placed to surpass the
record of the now retired Lara
who finished with 11 912
rusIn my era I think he was
the best player that I had the
pleasure of playing against."
Donald told reporters. "He is
something very special, very
freakish not only for what he
has done for the game but for
what he has done for his coun-
"It has been phenomenal.
I know he has been through
a rough trot with injuries but

he looked like his old self to-
day apart fromt when he got
grilled by Jlames Anderson.
"Ther~e is still a lot mno'e
cricket in Sachin Tendulkar. he
looks so boyish. it's amazing
how long he has stuck it out. He
deserves the record because he
is such a wonderful and humble
India opener Dinesh
Karthik. who made 77 and
cepked pat on a4 fhis rti first
"For me he is the best
player I have ever seen."
Karthik said. "I'm so happy to
be part of this team and I am
honoured that a person like
Sachin even knows my name.
"I'm 100 percent sure
he's going to beat -the
record, there's no doubt
about it."

By Otieno Otieno

NAIROBL. Kenya (Reuters) -
Olympic 3 000 mietres
steeplechase champion
Ezekiel Kembol atoned for
his loss in the All-Africa
Games by winning at the
Kenyan world championships
traem i. wo had onlly one
day's rest after travelling from
Algiers. clocked eight minutes
17.52 seconds.
"W'e spent two days try-
elling from Algiers to Nairobi
and this had a toll on me but 1
am happy I won today," he told
Brimin Kipruto was
second in 8:18.19 and Rich-
ard Matelong third in

Wa r Id h al f mna r atlon
champion Samuel Wanjiru
managedl only fourth place
in the men's 10 000 after
re ce giving treat ment lo t.
"1 had malaria two weeks
before the race. I was being
treated and had only a week to
trainrhte was won by
Josephat Muchiri Ndambiri
with a time of 28:09.0. Martin
IrunguI Mathaithi was second in
Isaac Songok won the men's
5 000 metres in 13:20.00 ahead
of Joseph Ebuya who clocked
World mndoor champion
Wilfred Bungei clocked
1:46.60 to win the men's 800


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SKamo of N o. 5 7 Village I
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(on Jl.y27.
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COUSIn and friends
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You close your eyes and fall asleep
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We would walk right up to Heaven

(From back page)
tain down on the track seg-
ment of the Gaines. .
It was Jamaica s third
gold on the track to add -to
those of Maurice Smith in
thE n cathlodn and I olleren
women's 100 hurdles. The is-
land also won four silver
medals on the track.
"I'm just happy to come
out here and inspire my girls
to win another medal for Ja-
maica," said Bailey*
"It went amazingly well,
thank God for that. We really
didn'thgt t pe .etsbut wle

power and the desire so that
brought us through here to-
night. It went off smooth and
better than we expected.
Bailey. a gold medal win-

rO0 Ahlees 1 lytca, rn
an inspired third leg to hand
over to Dowdie, who then

held her shape to stave off' a
challenge from American
Mikele Barber.
It was a bitterly cold
night as temperatures
dipped to 15 degrees Cel-
slus and the athletes had to

rck ad we hraisvataogrd ald
After the race Bailey sar-
castically said it was beautifulr
weather. but noted that interna-
tional athletes should be pre-
pared for any conditions they
"This is beautiful weather.
Better than what we had in

CH min hps anAAbettWr d a
the Penn Relay (United States).
Jamaican athletes live for this."
she said .
"It is different from what
we have at home but better
hhan lame codiotions wo
put your mind in tune with
what is required.

i n loving & everlasting
memory of CARLISLE
October 16, 1985 -
July 27, 2005

All who knew this remarkable young man
would agree he had the wonderful
.makings of a 'MAN'.
He touched the hearts and lives of everyone
who knew him either by an act of kindness,
an encouraging word or just a smile
He is gone but not FORGOTTEN.
So, we thank God for gracing us
I With. such a wonderful person

SHe is sadly missed by his loving
par nts, siablingss Iroelatives and f ieds.

And bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say
You were gone before we knew it and only God
know why
Our hearts still in sadness and tears still flow.
What it means to lose you, no one will ever know



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Olympic champion Kembol

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By Julian Linden

JIAKARTA, (Reuters) A tour-
nament which has already
thrown up so many surprises
could take one last twist when
iraq play Saudi Arabia in
today's Asian Cup final.
Saudi Arabia ar~e chasing In
unprecedented f~ourth title and
strongly favoured to win but
lace opponents who have delled
incredibllea os ir rea'chnthieir
ravaged by war.
Few peopic gave Iraq any
chance of` making it past the
group stage after they drew their .
opening match against co-hosts
Thailand but they made it
through with a combination of
hard work, skill and an ounce of
Masking their grief at the
fighting in their homeland,
they beat tournament
favourites Australia to top
Group A before overcoming
Vietnam in the quarter-finals
and twice winners South Ko-
rea on penalties in the
Iraq's extraordinary run has
captured the imagination of the
sporting world and provided a
rare chance for people in the
country to celebrate.
"When I started this job I
promised to bring more happi-
ness to the Iraqi people and I
think I have accomplished that,"
Ir q's Braziaian cach eervan

"We knew what we wanted

from the beginning and won

it will be very hard to stop us."

Saudi Arabia also earned
their way to the final the
hard way. holding off' a deter-
mnined challenge from
Ulzbekistan in the quarter-fi-
nals before upsetting defend-
ing champions Japan 3-2 in
t'he I a dis boast the best
attacking record in the compe-
tition with strikers Yasser Al
Qahtani and Malek Maaz net-
ting six goals between them but
are wary about playing Iraq,
who have the best defensive
Saudi Arabia coach Helio
Cesar dos Anjos, who is also
Brazilian, said his players
were aware of the significance
of playing Iraq but could not
afford to let their emotions
get the better of them. .
"A lot of people might be
surprised to see Saudia Arabia
and Iraq in the final but they
both deserve to be there because
they played the best football,"
Anjos said. speaking through a
"But we ~will have to face a
very tough opponent that has a
lot of quality (players) and is
highly motivated.
"The Iraqi team has a

FIFA chief hails

Iraq for reaching

Asia n Cu p f in al

By Julian Linden

JAKARTA, (Reuters) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has
hailed Iraq's inspiring performance to reach the Asian Cup
final als further proof of sport's ability to achieve the seem-
ingly impossible.
Blatter, who will attend today's final between Iraq and
Saudi Arabia~ in Jakarta, said Iraq's achievement showed
the unifying powers of football at their very best.
"To have the national team of Iraq in the final is defi-
nitely a great achievement
when emotions are at their
highest," Blatter told a news
conference yesterday*
"This proves, if it was
necessary, how football en-
*IM dances the good national feel-
ing of the people who are suf-
fering so much in the past few
Iraq's fairytale ride has
captured the imagination of
the sporting world and pro-
pelled the Asian Cup into
.. uncharted waters with even
.U.S. media outlets joining
SEPP BLTIEI' the rush to report on their
unlikely success
Most of the interest has focused around the effect
the team's progress has had in Iraq, uniting a coun-
try ravaged by sectarian violence.
The squad is made up of Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish play-
ers, moulded together by a Brazilian~ coach, Jorvan Vieira, but
there is no room for politics in this team.
The squad have united under a common goal and their
bonding has become infections with millions of people
staying glued to their television screens for the team's

"It is tremendous what is happening in Iraq," Blatter
said. What the players have done is exceptional."

great dream but we can
dream too."
f raq captain Younis
Mahmoud said the key to his
team's success had been to
block out the problems in their
None of the Iraqi players
have been untouched by the war
and although the squad is made
up of Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish
players, they have formed a
special bond.

"All the players have
faced some difficult times but
we know we can bring happi-
ness to the Iraqi people," he
"We share a great responsi-
bility to bring happiness to the
Iraq people through football so
we always just concentrate on
the match.
"LWe love football and we
love our country and we are
Ready to defend it."

DURHAM have completed
the signing of West Indies'
Shivnarine Chanderpaul for
the rest of the 2007 season.
The left-handed Guyanese

batsman was man of both the
Test and one-day series against
England earlier in the summer
following some brilliant innings.
Chanderpaul will replace

Scott Styris on the overseas
roster in time to feature against
Surrey tomorrow in a one-day
match at Guildford.
He will be available until
the ICC World Twenty20 in

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Emotions run high before

Asian Cup final today

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Saudi Arabia's coach Helio Cesar dos Anjos, left, chats
with Iraq's coach Jorvan Vieira, right, during an official
training session for both teams at AFC Asian Cup at Gelora
Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday.
(Yahoo Sport)

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 29, 2007 2!9

Leewards dismiss

Jamaica for 230

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) The Leeward Islands held
a slim advantage after surviving 10 overs at the close
against Jamaica, on the opening day of their second round
TC'lj West Indies Under-19 Challenge match at Warner
Having dismissed Jamaica for 09~ af~ter \ inning the loss
and opting to bowl first, the h~sts jafel navigated rheir w~a!
to 30 without loss on an extended firrt dla\
The attackinlg Kieron Powell1 w as unbeaten o-n 16 wIhiler the
more patient Chesney Hughets w~as unbeaten on nilne.
Nkmuma Bonner top-scored for Jamaiia w slh 55, hdl innings~
spanning 121 minutes and meludmng ,even fours and twoc iites.
Shacoya Thomas (41) and Andre Creart 136) both got good
starts but did not capitalize
On a day that was greal for cricket. the start was de-
layed by 90 minutes because of an accumulation of prepa-
ration moisture on the pitch.
When pla! began at I 1.30: h Jamaica wrere In1 earl) trouble,
losing both openers wnrlh the total on eight. Horace Mliller (4)
was the first to go when he gloved a sharp-nsing delivery from
Kurtisr Morton through to w Ickelkeeper Devron Thomas.
In the next o~vr. fellow opener Christie Jones (4) was bril-
htantly caught b) a dilvmg Danlrel Proc~tor at deep mid-off as he
mistimed a drve from a full-pacrhed ball outside off-stump.
Weir needletssly ran himself out for to glve Leewatrd islands their third \a seket but sensible batting
between Thomas and Creary helped to push the Jamarcans up
to 60 for no further loss at lunch.
The Leewards bowled economically and Dielded brif-
liantly to pry out three more Jamaican wickets in the post-
Ianch inession for the addition of 90 runs.
Thomas became Impatiemt and gave his hand away,_bowled
off the inside edge try ing to his medium pacer Walters back ov er-
head while Creary asr acrobatically caught at cover when he
failed to keep a long hop on the ground
Skipper Derval G;reen a 16) was Ione of three run-out vrc-
tims as he attempted a cheeky jingle half an hour before tea
Although the Jamaicans riezd to consolidate after ten, w ick-
ets fell at regular interalab and they were eventually all out

The lower half of the batting was held together by the
all-ronder Bonner who got good support htoma Jamle Mer-
chant who followed up his scintillating halfcentury in the
Birst game with an unbeaten 22.


WINDWARDS v GUYANA Charles 3->16-2 Cooper 5-2-8-0 ,
Ramoop 301790 Samem 7.51-2o-
WI MNRDS1 ds nn ngs 18QM
J. Welcome c wkp. D. Jacobs M. Dookera a & b Ashey Nurse 78
b Bihun 15 A. Baralh AutlderNuse
D. Hector Ibw b Permaul 15 b Amal Nurse 28
L Francols c wkp. D. Jacobs D. Brava c whrp. Asthur
b Blahun -27 bS. Gooding 50
J. Charles b Permaul 63 K. Cooper a wkp. ~rthr
J. Mingo0 lbw b S. Jacobs 28 b Brooks 2
D. Pollus run-out 1 K. Ottley c Amal Nusrseb Broorlo
A. Alexander Tow b S. Jacobs 11 A. Danel notout 0
D. Grant not out 40 A. Balgobin not~ out14
D. Johnson b S. Jacobs 8 Extras: (tWlb2, nbs2 a
A. Audain Ibw b Scott 0 Total: (fivewkta56ouars 191
Extras: (b-4, Ib3, nb-2l 9 Fall ofwickets: 1-40, 2-128, 3-133, 4-
Total: (all out off 912 overs) 235 171, 5-171.
Fallof wilckets:1-21,2-38, 3-76. 4-89, Bowrlang B~an Gooding8-1-430, Amal
5-146. 6-356. 7-175. 8-203. 9-234. Nurse 6-1-36-1. Brooks 16-2-54-2.
Bowling: Scott 9.2-1-39-1, Pattandin Stefan Gooding 12-5-19 1. Cooke 6-0-
5-3-6-0. Andries 12-5-26-1. Permaul 194, Ashley Nurse 8-1-13- 1

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batsman and fashioned an un-
beaten 40 which comprised three
sixes and a four from 72 balls.
Jacobs, who bowled with
some amount of variation,
grabbed three for 25 from 14
overs while Permaul, who badly
lacked penetration, and Bishun
had two for 73 (27) and two for
36 (20) respectively.
Andries and Leon Scott
picked up one each, bowling
for Guyana, who will have to
bat with determination today
if they are to take first in-
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ted beautifully to orchestrate
the first day's play with an
impressive 63 for the Wind-
ward Islands, who were dis-
missed for 235, against de-
fending champions Guyana.
At the close Guyana had

perfect batting track in abso-
hitely brilliant sunshine, and the
night-handed St Lucian batsman
Charles ensured by the end of
the day, his team occupied in a
relatively good position.
At the wicket for Guyana
are opener Robin Bacchus on
two and Rajendra Chandrika on
one. The latter is there because
Chris Patadin was comprehen-
sively bowled by fast bowler
Dawnley Grant for two. '
Earlier, Charles not only
played with consummate ease
against the inconsistent
Guyana bowling attack but
also shared a fine 67-run
fifth-wicket stand with Joel
Mingo who made a 53-ball 28
which included four fours
and a solitary six.
orCh~ar es occeup ed t cdrelas
deliveries with five elegant fours
after coming in when his team

hdActolr ch ter Wdward Is-
lands were in a bit of trouble and
did not look like reaching the
200 mark at 77 for three with
Charles on one and Welcome on
14, but immediately after the
r sumptonby ct dme' te a
Bishun and he was caught by
skipper Steve Jacobs at slip.
Soon after Welcome's depar-
ture for 15, Donwell Hector'
who scored the only century in
the opening round, got off` in a
no-nonsense mood, sweeping
left-arm orthodox spinner
Veerasammy Permaul or two

frBut Permaul had the last

laugh, when he had the bats-
man leg-before for 14.
Charles and Mingo capital-
ised on some sloppy fielding by
the Guyanese. manoeuvring the
singles effectively and rotating
the strike to bring up their
team's 100 in the 41st over
while Mingo, at 28. was leg-be-
fore to Jacobs' off-spinner.
They struck back after
Dalton Polius (1) and Audy
Alexander (10) fell mn quick suc-
cession while Dawnley Grant,
who had a half-century against
Guyana last year again, showed
good maturity as a low-order


gabbe the daly h nor a
leaders Barbados struggled
on the opening day of their
TCL West Indies Under-19
Challrednage match at Conaree

Opting to bat first after
winning the toss. Barbados were

tried to revive the innings with
h stborn fi-w e partone -
(7) but wickets continued to
Off-spinner Varoon

mT wi Rcard too thre ou
20 and Charles, two for 16.
T&T were given a flying
startkbyaopenersp atath and
27 minutes before skipper
Barath perished, caught at
point by Ashley Nurse off
A al Nurs for 28, sc d off
Lgmballs w th Fseve hoeund-
D~ookieran and Bravo added
86 in 89 minutes for the second
w cket, before tey were, se

by wicketkeeper Renaldo
Arthur off Stefan Gooding after
facng737balls and hitting seven
Dookeran finally perished
after stroking 1.3 fours in an in-
nings spanning 148 balls and
181 minutes.
Brooks has claimed two
for 54.

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lost an early wicket and were six
for one as the second round of
the 2007 TCL Group West
Indies Under-19 three-day re-
gional cricket tournament got
under way.
Playing at the St Mary
cricket ground in St Kitts. Wind-

op edd toke firntht strk and

27-872-2 Bishun 20-637-2. Jacobs
14-4-25-3. Foo 4-0-23-0.
GUYANAlst innings
C. Patadin b Grant 2
R. Bacchus not out 2
R. Chandrika not out 1
Extras:(nb-1) 1
Total: (one wkt. 6 overs) 6
Fall of wicket: 1-5.
Bowling: Grant 3-03-1. Johns~on 3-

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dismissed for a paltry 8 1 and at
the close, T&T had stormed to
191 for five, a lead of 110.
T&T were lifted by half-
cent uries from M il ton
Dookeran (78) and Darren Bravo
(50), after losing their prolific
captain Adrian Barath cheaply.
Only captain Shamarh
Brooks with a decent 35
looked confident against the
probing sin and pace attack
eploe g y sp nda
Tobago's captain Adrian
Barath, as Barbados crumbled
T& T's opening bowlers
Marlon Richards and Jeryon
Charles exploited the lively
pitch, extracting lateral move-
ment which unsettled the Bar-
bados batsmen.
It was no sur rise when
T&T got the breakthrough in
the fourth over when Charles
had Rashidi Boucher (8) caught
at cover by Barath with the to-
tal on eight.
whCharlesb srl ks ag
Steele for five leaving Bitrba-
dos on 15 for two.
Shane Murray fell for two
to a bri liant catch by Kavon
pooopirn at bislip to eaveth
three and Roger Williams (2)
was magnificently run-out with
a direct hit from deep extra
cover by Barath with no adds-
tion to the score, to send Bar-
bados in further trouble.
Brooks, who struck eight
fours in 95 minutes off 62 balls

JAbCAICA let innings
C. Jonesc Practer b Walters 4
H. Mlllber awp. Thomas
b.M~orton 4
R. Weir runou 6
S.Thomasb ate 41
A. Cruay c mlPoluil Ples 36
N.BornmerPereb.Ward 55
D. Green rumouf 16

Entas(lb-2) 2
Tele:(ldlOoul70ovr ) 215
Pal el wchate 1-8, 2-8, 3-30, 4-85 6-
Bouling: Wlsters 174C-372 Morton
IbC-16. Yr 7IHBIO I

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Toal: (vwthouttose,10ave) 30
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Armistrong's visit: "He's nervous.
normally ver\ calm and '-ll broucha back memories.
collected but toda\ he was 110 wa\ takine care of lin~le de-
tails: he w-as~ helping. ask-
ine if we needed anything.
-,,He w-as very much into the
rroov-e of what w~e w-ere
Contador is also about
to become the first mere
S- climber to prevail on the
roads of France since Ital-
ian Muarco Pantani in 1998.
He benefited from
Miichael Rasmussen's dis-
missal by his Rabobank
team on Thursday for Iv-
7' 'ing about his training
Whereabouts. The Dane
.. held the leader's yellow: jer-e tth ie
Pre-race favourite
Overall leader Alberto Contador of Alexander Vrinokourov
Spain gives a thumbs up as he was also sent packing af-
leaves the podium after the 19th ter testing positive for
stage of the 94th Tour de France blood doping following
cycling race, yesterday. (Yahoo his victory in the Albi
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By- Julien, Pretot
(Reuters) Spaniard A~lberto
Contador was poised to win
the -Tour de France after
holding off his rivals for the
overall lead in yesterday's
time trial won by his Discov-
cry Channel team mate Levi
American Leipheimer
clocked the best time of one
hour. two minutes and 44- sec-
onds in the 55.5-km time trial.
the 19th and penultimatesae.
from Cognac at an average sed
of 53.082 kph.

Austr~alian Cadell Ev\ana of
the Predictor Lotto teaml was
4condl aheadl o` Rulssian
Vladlimir Karpets of' Caisse
d Epargne. T~he 24-year-old
Contador- came fifth,
Evans retained second place
23 seconds behind Contadlor in
the overall standings, eight sec-
onds ahead of Leipheimer.
"Thirty kilometres from
the finish I only had a 38-se-
ond advantage and it was at a
time my legs were really hurt-
ing," said Contador.
"I was worried, then. I
knew I had to give everything to
retain the jersey. It was not an

ea~sy lay~.
Stage winner Leipheimer
said: "I'm very happy for
Alberto. When he cr-ossed the
line I was as happy as if' it had
been me. honestly."
"I've done all I could,"
said Evans.
"I lost 55 seconds in the as-
cent of the Col de Peyresourde.
that is where I lost the Tour."
the Australian said of one of the
climbs in the Pyrenees in
Wednesday's 16th stage.
Leipheimer said he would
not try to leapfrog Evans in
today's final-stage parade fr~om
Mar~coussis to Paris.

"If it w~as f~or the \\in It
wou)Lld beL healrtbreakinF. But
we ~ve won this Toulr and hav\e
two stage wins. I'm not going
to attack Cadel tomorrow. f le s
a better sprinter anywa~." the
American said.
Contador. who Irecived the
visit yesterday of seven-lime
Tour winner- and f'ormler Discov-
ery Channel rider Lance
Armstrong, is set to become the
first Spaniard to win the world's
greatest race since Miguel
Indurain's fifth victory in 1995.
Leipheimer said of

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(CMC) Jamaica conceded a
dubious penalty as they lost
2-1 to Ecuador in the final of
the men's football competi-
tion on Friday night at the
XV Pan-American Games
heehe 84th minute penalty
was awarded after Ecuador's
Wilson Felleco came in from the
right attacking side and was
brought down in the area. The
crowd did not like the call and
reacted angrily believing that
Felloco was tripped outside of
the penalty area.
Edmundo Zura stepped up
and hit the ball down the
middle. beating keeper
Duwayne Kerr who had moved
to his right. After the gamle. the
Reggae Boyz were heartbroken.
"Ilt wasn't fair, the pen-
alty~ didn't happen," said Ja-
maican forward Damaine Th-
"During the second half
w~hen it was 1-1 we didn't play
har~d enough. The match w~as
tough because both team were
fighting for gold ... although we
didn I get the gold E~m still glad
because we won the first foot-
ball medal for Jamaica at the
Pan-Am Games."
Jamaica coach Wendell
Downswell did not comment too
on the decision but rather praised
his young team for the dedication
they showed throughout the two-
week tournament.
"'I didn't see the replay.
Some people said it was a bit
dubious, I'm not totally sure,
but we learn to live w~ith
these things," he said.
"Overall we did exception-
ally well and it augurs well for
S land the th
programmed back in Jamlaica.
(After scoring) we had no plan
to defend, we came out in the
first five minutes and got a goal
and played well overall.

'These teams we played
against are very professional
and you have to play well
against them all the time. The
back-to-back games maybe took
its toll on the boys. We played
very well in the first half but in
best in orcnf ent aIn le~es
Folleco remained unsympa-
"It was a penalty. Didn't
the referee award it? Then.
we kicked and scored,"' he
said after the game.
--Everyone wants to win.
Today we played our best and
ourv\ibe came from our hearts:"
Up to that point. the gamle
was evenly balanced after Jai-
maica had gone ahead in the
fifth minute through Eric
Vernon's strike and Je~ffrson
Montero had equalised in the
But Jamaica allowed two
goals in the space of~six min-
utes as Ecuador won the gold
medal match before a crow~d
fair-sized crowd at the his-
toric Maracrana Stadium.
Jamaica ro~ok the silvecr
medal. while the bronze went 'to
Mexico.wuho earlier beat Boliv;ia
Vernon opened the scoring
when he collected a pass from
inspirational midfielder Kemmar
Daley. Vernon settled the ball
and hit a crisp right foot shot,
which beat the keeper who tried
to nanrow the angle.
The gamle wcas then contested
.in the middle third as both team
battled foi sulpemacy
Then in the 79th minute,
Montero equalised as he.
Snatched onto a rebound. He
had dribbled into the penalty
shot and passed the banr to)
Zura, whose shot was blocked
by Jamaica's keeper
Duwvayne Kerr but landed in
M~ontero path for him to tap

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From a 17-5 first quarter i ::1 of thle first half it wa
advantage the Bulls could no(.t Hull,~ up by six points and the
get rid of their a I;~riue looking to make
quickly, thee U.;l al ,:? :I (Tll1un to page 27)

Eleven swimmrrers to represent

G c anE : Goodwill meet

ELEV'EN \r mimmrs hate ..rw qualifying times to rep-
resent Gusana at the 20(1- : dwill Swimmling Champi-
onshihps, scheduled for TroI cinmlI w as

the three-day time inalls I I .r;~ I: a no other swim-
mer had quallie Id on Ilhe *. C Laclellaml Pool.
Earlando Mc~Rsre unct `i ;o? rhe most ceaso.ned
campaigners, Jomlnatedj 1Ih :I~ Irhey fmilshed \rnh
three 'A' timer IthhcIlpll. p. -icu om mon
each. McRae w~ho hadl .4 Ilones . Incr 51.1 metvr-s butterfl) and
the 50m breaustlroke\ sorjl at ~ la nel '.1' IIme In the 100mln
breaststroke etent wrhen hei lII. .zJ I I2.7,~ mlnute IA' Ilnme
1:14.25 minutes).

even~otr(st frn esylot Afte hed mad hi fst 'sA' ti e
ame tw n ehe 1-1 n0mfre tty erae, be cloce A
56.51 seconds ('A' time 58.27 seconds) and the 50m in 25.18
seconds ('A' time 25.32).
With the pair and the experienced Jamaal Sobers and Niall
Roberts, the 15-17 Boys' group is definitely the strongest and
should be Guyana's backbone at the championships.
The female swimmers have also proved themselves in the

ta mag ih Gias w9oln ag ciiio 1lce 43k6 .sB ands
in the 50m backstroke slightly fq~ster that Launa Dickson's 1999
record of 43.62 while Noelle Smith in the Girls' 13-14 100m
butterfly finished in 1:23.75 faster that the 1:27.58 minutes
made by Kristyl Robinson in 2005.
The full team for ;Goodwill 2007 therefore comprises:
boys 8-and-under Benjamin Griffith, girls 9-10 van
Lange, boys 11-12 Ronaldo Rodrigues, girls 13-14 Smith,
boys 13-14 Linden Wickham, Henk Lowe, girls 15-17 -
Amanda Harris-Logie, boys 15-17 McRae, Yannick Rob-
erts, Jamaal Sobers and Niall Roberts.


By Richlardl Sydenham

(Reuters) Sachin Tendulkar
became only the third man to
score 11 000 Test runs as he
helped India take control of
the second Test against Enl-
gland at Trent Bridge yester-
India surprisingly accepted
the umlpir-es' offer of` bad light
with six overs remaining even
th1ough they were in complete
command at 254 for three after
bowling England out for 198 be-
f~ore lunch.
Tendu~lkar, who was struck
on the grill of his helmet by a
James Anderson bouncer when
on five, struggled initially but
steadily gained in confidence. At
the close he was on 57 with
Sour-ay Ganguly on four.
England endured a tough
day, though they at least gave
themselves some hope of
avoiding a first houme TIest
match loss in 13 months by
dismissing india captain
Rahul Dravid (37) moments
befoe aea ec rrently well
placed to win the match and the
three-match series. They have
not won a Test series in England
for 21 years while the home
side are trying to protect a se-
quence of six years without a
series loss.
India began the day brightly
when England. resuming on 169
f'or seven, added just 29) more
runs. Left-arm seamer Zaheer
Khan finished with figures of

fouLr for 59 ;Ind Anil Kumble ha;d
three for 32.
Their innings was given
the perfect foundation
through anl opening stand of
147 between Dinesh Karthik
(77) and Wasim Jaffer (62)
but they did have their share
of fortune among some ma-
jestic stroke-play.
Karthik on 29 survived a
scare~ when his cover drive was
dropped by Anderson though it
was a tough chance a fraction
off` the ground.
Lelt-arm spinner Monty
Panesar was introduced in the
29th over and almost made an
instant breakthr-ough.
Karthik, who had scored
44, missed his attempted
sweep and was hit on the pad
in front of middle stump but
umpire lan Howell rejected
the appeal.
Jaffer also had his share of
luck, edging Chris Tremiett to
gully where he was dropped by
a diving lan Bell when he had
scored 372. F'ourI runs later he
survived another Panesar Ibw

lap" fle was first out when he
edged a lif'ter- fromn Tremlett to
wicketkeeper Matt Prior and
Karthik. who wa~s almost run-
out backing up at the non-
striker's end, was eventually
caught at short-leg by Alastair
Cook off Panesar fr~om the first
ball after tea.
Dravid's promising in-
nings ended when he drove
Panesar to a diving Bell at
short extra cover.

Dinesh Karthik celebrated hi second fifty of the series
and shared a century opening stand whhr Wasimn Jaffer
(Yahoo Sport)


G~ordon halls

during hi

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... demits office today

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) president K~en Gordon has hailed his
achievement of returning the Board to a solid financial
footing, even as he prepared to demit office today*
Stressing the WICB had been bankrupt and saddled with a
huge US$15 million debt burden, Gordon said his administra-
tion had brought the embattled organisation to the verge of re-
lief from its major debt.
"The perilous state of the WICB finances was accelerated
on its downward slide with the introduction of the future tours
programme," Gordon told a news conference yesterday.
'"The past 10 years have been a building financial di-
saster. When our administration took office in August
'2005, the WICB was bankrupt, that is a simple statement
"We were unable to pay our bills, lines of credit had dried
up, we had suffered a loss of US$6.5 million the previous year
and there was in addition, a consolidated loss built up over the
preceding years of US$15 million.
"After two frequently unpleasant years, the situation has
been fundamentally altered. Our credit is good. We made a profit
of 1.5 million dollars at the end of 12 months ... an improve-
ment over the previous year of eight million US dollars and we
are on target for the current
financial year with a small
"LThis, during a year
when there were ilo at-
hone ore land ahfo e
nancial period.,,
I Gordon was speaking as
he prepared to hand over the
reins of power to his likely
successor, veteran St Lucian
politician and businessman
Julian Hunte today.
The WICB is meeting
here this weekend to choose
a new president at its annual
KPIGORDO general meeting. Last month,
Hunte's name was the only
(me submitted to contest the post of president while Jamaican
Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron was the only candidate nominated
for the post of vice-president.
Incumbent vice-president Val Banks of Anguilla did not seek
Gre-eln said while the Cricket World Cup staged in the
Caribbean during March and April, had contributed to the
WICB's financial turnaround, it had only served to comple-
ment an improvement that had begun the previous year.
"Also, assisted by the returns from the World Cup ... we've
discharged our liabilities, and subject to final audit we expect
Our consolidated loss of 15 million dollars, to be virtually dis-
charged," Gordon pointed out.
'It is important to emphasise that word 'assisted by the
World Cup' again because it was not responsible for the turn-
around which had commenced one year earlier with an improve-
ment of eight million dollars in our performance between 'OS,

"The WICB can therefore look forward to being clear
of all major debt for the first time in more than a decade
and operating in a healthy financial condition.,,
The AGM will conclude today.

ENGI.AND first innings
A.Stas u To dula b than 4
M. Vaughan c Tendulkar b Khan 9
K. Pietersen Ibw b Singh 13
P.Cl MI oo b r esnth 2
M. Prior cDravid bKumble 11
C.TremiettbKumble 20
R. Sidebottom not out 18
M. Panersar chbxmian b Khan 1
Extras: (b-8, Ib-7, w-1, nb-3) 19
Total:(all out; 65.3 overs) 198
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-24, 3-47, 4-101,
5-109, 6-147, 7-157,8-186, 9-195.
Bowling: Khan 21-5-59-4 (w-1),

Sreesanth l2-7-16-1, Singh lo-1-
56-m ebt-21)2 anguly38-4-111
Tendulkar 2-0-9-0.
INDIA first innings
D.Ka hk c Coo bPan sar ~7
R. Dravid cBel b Panesar 37
S.Tendulkarnotout 57
S.Ganguly not out 4
To :s: thre ikt,7 overs) 25
Fall or wickets: 1-147, 2-149, 3-246.
Bowling: Sidebottom 17-1-55-0,
Andersonl18-4-68-0, Tremiett20!-
8-32-1, Collingwood 6-0-33-0.
Panesar 18-5-50-2.

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By Joe Chapman

RAVENS of Georgetown were
marched out by Glands
Trucking Service Bulls 53-45
while New Ballers were
bounced from going through
to the final four as they lost
86-71 to U-mobile Jets when
the New Era/Cell
Smart Super Eight
basketball champion.
ship continued at the
Mackenzie Sports
Club hard court on
Friday night*
The Ravens and
Ballers suffered their .
second straight loss
thus effectively ruling

without much of a challenge al-
ter trailing at the end of` the
third quarter 64-49.
Chaka Fraser had 2.3 points
f~or the New Ballers, centre
Laurel Bobb 18 and Shawn
Ettiesine 1.5.
The second game was one
where the Ravens had to win

out any chance of mak- Bulls trio from left: Kurleigh Austin,
ing it into the semif~i- Terrence James and Ruel McKinnon.

in the first game the New
Ballers were up against a resurgent
U-mobile Jets side which once again
was led admirably by its back court
players Neil Simon (who had an-
other game-high scoring perfor-
mance of 21 points), Delbert Kitt
(13) and Rodwell Pellew (12).
The Jets were behind at
the end of the first quarter
16-18 but quickly asserted
themselves and by halftime
had outscored their fellow
Amelia's Ward side 29-10 to
hold a 45-28 lead.
Time and again the Jets back
court trio proved too quick for
the New Ballers and they lost

to stay alive but they found
themselves up against a ram-
paging Bulls side who never
seemed awed by a dominant
The Bulls jumped at their
opponents early and through
excellent support by Kurleigh
Austin, Ruel McKinnon and
Terrence James, the Ravens
never found their footing.
James shot the basketball,
rebounded well and ran the
court hard while Austin glided
and slashed through the de-
fence. McKinnon with his quick
step and off-the-dribble moves
sent the attack to the Ravens.


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UYANA'S domination
in regional squash
Gwas evident on Friday
night when the Boys' and
Girls' teanis won their semi-
final games in the Caribbean
Junior Squash Champion-
`ships in Tortola, British Vir-
gin Islands.
Tlhe boys totally domi-
nated the defending chamnpi-
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whipping while the girls got
past Barbados with a 4-1
win. The boys will now face
a very strong T'rinidadl and
'Iobago side that defeated
Barbados 3-2 in the other
semi-finals, while the girls
will defend their title against
The girls had the edge in
the final which was expected
to take place last night as not
only were they the defending

Singh. because Trinidad and To-
bago are almost unbeatable at
the two Under -19 spots.
This is so because Guyana s
number one Under-19 player
Kristian Jeffrey was injured in
th~e individual championships
and did not compete in the
Team event.
In the Boys' semi-finals
Raphael de Groot defeated Noah
Browne 9/4, 9)/4. 9/2; Deje Dias
defeated Chris Stout 9/4, 9/0, 9/
3, Oliver Kear defeated Micab
Franklin 9/1, 9/1, 9/1; Alex
Arjoon defeated Kristian
Muldoon 9/7. 9/6, 9/5 while
Abishek\Singh II-l;.lcaeolBeckett
Simmons9~/2.9(/3. 9/4.
In the female semi-finals the
girls came from a gam~e down a1-
ter Daina King had lost to
Cheri-Ann Parris 3-0.
Ashley Khalil continued
her superb form, playing flaw-

lessly against Kennilee Ward
while Keisha Jeffrey only
made one blunder in her w~in
over Zoe Lisk. Kayla Jeffr-ey
and Victoria Arjoon also re-
corded victories for Guyanla.

ASHLEY K champions but winners in
the preliminary r-ound whlen
they defeated Bermuda 4-1.
Tlhe boys w~ill have a much
tougherCI timel. aS they will have
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the steps forward. He's again saying he feels confused, doesn't
know if he's gay, and doesn't know if he is going back to his wife.
I said, "Ydu've been saying that since day one."
He says he's falling in love with me, and he asks me for

patience while he sorts his head out. He says he'll reward
me. I'm getting close to the end of my patience because deep
down I know he's gay.


Antonio, there are people who lack love, loyalty, attachment,
and honor. Intimate acts mean no more to them than their sense
of pleasure at the moment. Sex is not a promise or a connec-
tion from them, but they know what it elicits from another.
He's not gay, he's not bi, he's not straight. It is whoever he
can have sex with. It's the act he is interested in. You would like
to define him as gay, but he will not let you.
The gifts, the attention, the words are just the cost to him of
getting what he wants. When he is going to have sex with his wife,
he tells you not to call because he is paying the cost to her. After
sex with her and while thinking about you, he calls. Now he pays
thke st a 1 psychic doing a cold reading, he has the ability to
read people, and he has accurately read your type. He can spend
the day with you and the next day say, "Don't call me. I'm con-
fused." Yet he knows with absolute certainty nekt weekend he can
be with you again.
This man is a narcissist. His attitude is, "Others are just
marionettes on my stage." He derives his power from saying
everything you want to hear, interspersed with "Go away. I
don't want you." That's what keeps gold miners panning for
gold. Having panned a ton of gravel and found a few nuggets,
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wife. I had intimacy with him, and found him ask
ing to see me again the very next day. A week
Later he tells me not to call because he's going to
see his wife and wants a clear head. I said fine, but I
wasn't going to wait for him and would pursue other op-
The next day he calls saying he wants to see me, but says he's not
going to let himself get carried away. The following day was my birthday,
and he spent two days with me. He began staying at my house every Sat-

urday minimum, and sometimes Friday and all day Sunday.
He's surprised me with dinners and small gifts. Normally he doesn't
call from his cell because the bills go back to the old house. He doesn't
want her to see them and suspect he is seeing someone else. He says he
doesn't want to hurt her unnecessarily.
One Thursday recently he called, and I spent two hours on the phone.
I told him the issue wasn't that he's in love with his wife. The issue is that
I am a man. He said I was right. The next day he calls me to say that he's
going back with her to see if he can be happy with her. Not even 24 hours
pass, and he calls to say he's left her for good.
We had dinner that night, and he tells me he told her he wasn't in love
with her anymore. She said she wasn't either, and then she went berserk.
She said she would make life impossible for him. Two days later she called
him to soften things up. From what he tells me, she's still waiting for him.
Recently he asked me not to call because he wants to feel he's taking all

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Guyana as well as enhancing public awareness with regards to climate change. It will also
facilitate placing chimate change issues higher on the national agenda and increase the
involvementof all stakeholders on issues related to climate change.

The Ministry of Agriculture is therefore desirous of contracting the services of suitably
qualified applicants to fili the abovementioned positions. The tasks will be executed under
the direct supervision of the Ministry of Agricultu~re. The detailed Terms of Reference can
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applications can be sent in hard-copy or by fax to the UINDP Office on fax number 226-
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Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

Page III

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dernity provided by films based
around the world that lifted
Guyanese out of the stagnant
morass of political and social di-
visions surrounding them.

[PART 9]

These films did not consti-
tute a dominant culture to which
all other local ethnic cultures
were subjected, rather these in-
ternational films carried stories
of human relations between di-
verse peoples and cultures.
What is pleasure? Certainly not
reducing affection, love or sex to
a commercial exchange of
money, or an endless pursuit of
'things' that deceive us with
their accumulation, their false
pride in ownership, etc. It
dawned on me that attentive and
calm Guyanese were rescued
from social and personal folly by
cultivating their minds, their
bodies, their future with the lei-
sure and pleasure that interna-
tional film cultures provided,
despite the social anarchy be-
tween 1962 and 1966.

I said 1964 was one of the
most violent and shameful
years in the history of
Guyana, and the evidence is
there in photos and reportage
on the front pages of the
Daily Chaonicle and Graphic
of that year.
But if you look beyond
those front pages you would be
surprised to see the gaiety of
Guyanese, or Georgetowners at
least, feting in night clubs Ilike
Belvedere, Golden Lotus, Punch
Bowl, Wagon Wheel,
Rendevous, Carib, Mariners
Club, Penthouse, Woodbine,
etc. Why this social gaiety at
such a tragic time? Why all
these photos of local girls of
Afro, Indo, European, and
miscegenated extraction in the
finest tropical wear, skimpy but
miialy leat nvrn ehl o
Indthieh ee po ed arx l eam-
on the seawall, at cafes, near

swimming pools, or under cap-
tions names 'Teenager of the
Why this amazing photo of
four SL. Roses High School girls
in their uniforms walking abreast
smiling in the gayest of moods
on a downtown pave, while be-
hind them could be seen the
black skeletal remains of burnt
out buildings?
These were my thoughts, as
I turned dusty yellowing
Chronicle and Graphic pages
over forty years old. Then it
struck me when I saw the daily
page set aside for cinema
programmes for nine
Georgetown cinemas and their
lustrated film schedule, 90% of
which were films of the highest
order, films studied at universi-
ties today with detailed written
drms, intleta ru~int i
musiB71s, icluddingspecia dy
this almost utopian cultural mo-

POSTER for the 1962 pop culture film 'Summer Holiday'
based in Mediterranean Europe. The film opened at Plaza
in 1964 to the appreciation of Guyana's youths.

I soaked up Plaza's pleas-
ant social atmosphere but
never forgot those I knew
outside the cinema's circle.
Like Linda, thick, cute, pretty
with chocolate brown skin.
One midday I rode down her
yard's concrete passage way
between beds of roses on
Robb Street near Alexander
and Camp Streets, which did
not look as destitute and der-
elict as it does today, its
white fences and residential
houses from back then gone.

I found Linda almost node
putting on not her St. Roses
H~igh School uniform, but,
white shorts and a bright
striped shirt; no one was in,
her brother, my buddy, was
off to "Expresso Bongo" with
Laurence H~arvey at Empire's
1pm show. Their father, a
lawyer, was a chic liberal man
always busy; their mother
was abroad. The first thing
Linda said to me was, 'Terry
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articles on The Guyana Prize was
overwhelming and encouraging; some of
Tthe criticism I am not, in a position to
handle but the commendations for what The Prize
has achieved thus far outweighs the niggling
negatives. Here I am yielding to a number of
requests to publish the results of The Prize in at-
a-glance format:
Fred D'Aguiar has won The Prize on four occasions the most
times any writer has done so up to date. He won in 1987 for po-
etry with his book, 'Mama Dot' and in 1994, 1996 & 2004 for
fiction with the books 'The Longest Memory', 'Dear Future', and
'Bethany Bettany' respectively. D'Aguiar was born in London, came
to Guyana in 1962, and spent his formative years at Airy Hall,
Mahaicony, and at Kitty Village, before returning to England in
1972. He is now attached to the University of Virginia, USA.
David Dabydeen has won The Prize on three occasions 1992,
2000 & 2004, all in the category of fiction; all novels, namely, 'The
Intended', 'A Harlot's Progress', and 'Our Lady of Demerara'.
Paloma Mohamed is also a three-time winner and all in the cat-
egory of Drama, carting off The Prize in1 1998 ('Duene'), 2000 ('Fa-
ther of the Man') & 2004 ('Nancy Story'). Mohamed is the young-
est female winner and the only female writer to have won The Prize
on three occasions.
Persons who have won The Prize on two occasions include lan
McDonald, both for poetry, Harold Bascom, both for Drama,
Michael Gilkes, Drama & Poetry and John Agard for Poetry.
McDonald won in 1992 with 'Essequibo' and in 2004 with 'Be-
tween Silence and Silence'. Bascom won in 1994 with 'Two
Wrongs', and in 1996 with 'Makantali'. Gilkes won in 1992 with
'A Pleasant Career', and in 2002 with 'Jonestown'. Agard won in
1998 with 'From the Devil's Pulpit' and in 2000 with 'Weblines'.
One-time winners include Wilson Harris (1987 'Carnival'),

Martin Cater (1989 'Selected Poems'), Roy Heath (1989 'The
Shadow Bride'), Janice Shinebourne (1987 'Timepiece'), Grace
Nichols (1996 'Sunrise'), Denise Harris (1996 'Web of Secrets'),
Brian Chan (1989 'Fabula Rasa'), Mark McWatt (1994 'The
Language of Eldorado'), Pauline Melville (1998 'The
Ventriloquist's Tale'), Gokarran Sukhdeo (1998 'The Silver Lin-
ing'), Dennis Craig (1998 'Near the Seashore'), Raywat
Deonandan (2000 'Sweet like Salt Water'), Maggie Harris (2000
- 'Limbolands') Stanley Greaves (2002 'Horizons') and Berkley
Simple (2004 'Lamplight Teller').
Two manuscripts won The Prize in fiction; 'Cosmic Dance' by
Harischandra Khemraj and 'Ariadne & Other Stories' by Ruel
Johnson and, one in poetry, 'Near the Seashore' by Craig.
In 2004, for the first time in the history of The Prize, the heavy-
weight of the prize Best Book of Fiction was shared; this cat-
egory was shared between D'Aguiar ('Bethany Bettany') and
Dabydeen ('Our Lady of Demerara').
Ruel Johnson is the youngest person to have won The Prize,
winning in the year 2002, with a collection of stories, 'Ariadne &
Other Stories'.
Paloma Mohamed is the youngest female winner.





There are more good things to The Prize than what meets the
eye, but more of that later.
Responses to this author:telephone (592) 226-0065
or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com
Literary update
The tenth anniversary issue of THE GUYANA
ANNUAL is under production, submissions are invited
to various competitions offered and articles of local
interest are also welcomed. 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. For further information, please contact
Guyenterprise or the editor, Petamber Persaud.
*You are Invited to THE JOURNEY, an evening of
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Castellani House 1700 hours. The theme Is
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rights of man.
Information needed on Christopher Nichols,
Edwina Melville, Rosetta Khalideen, C. E. J.
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SRandall Butisingh, Meillng Jin. (Thanks to numerous
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Page V

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while clotting takes place.
Leave the pack in place for 30
to 45 minutes after you leave
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pack in place and maintain pres-
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Replace the pack, as necessary,
with a clean pack, if it becomes
soaked with blood or saliva. It
should be noted that ninety-
five praent of persons will not

2. Never suck on the ex-
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the blood clot that needs to
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hours after an extraction it is
also recommended that you
don't smoke, rinse your mouth
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next to the extraction site. You
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A small amount of blood
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essary. If medication is pre-
scribed by your dentist be sure
to take it as directed. If it does
not seem to work do not in-
crease the dosage without first
consulting your dentist. If you
have prolonged or severe pain,
swelling, bleeding, or fever you
should call your dentist so you
can be given instructions on
how to care your problem.
Be sure to drink lots of liq-
uids and eat soft, healthful foods
after an extraction. Avoid alco-
holic or carbonated beverages
and hot liquids. You should be--
gin eating solid food the next
day if you can chew comfort-
ably. It is a good idea to chew
on the opposite side of the ex-
tdraction site for at least two
Begin gently rinsing your
mouth with warm salt water
(one-half teaspoon of salt in an
8 oz. glass of warm water) the
day after the extraction. Do not
swallow the salt water. Rinsing
gently after meals keeps food
particles out of the extraction
site. Do not use a mouth rinse
or mouthwash during the early
stages of the healing period.
It is important to con-
tinue to keep the remainder
of your teeth clean and
flossed after an extraction.
Brushing the tongue will
help eliminate the bad breath
and unpleasant taste that is
associated with an extraction.
Use a soft-bristled brush so
that the tissues in your
mouth are not injured.

let's go to 'ANNA
LUCASTA' with Eartha Kitt,
and, 'JEZEBEL' with Bette
Davis at Strand's 1pm", and
I said, "Sure baby, who's pay-
ing?" And she sucked her
teeth then rummaged mn her
But Linda was not my girl,
Paula was. How? I saw 'MY
FAIR LADY' one 4:30pm mati-
nee at Astor, and as I rode home
I kept humming that tune 'One
the street where you live', re-
membering that scene where a
young man in love sings. 'I have
often walked on this street
before... etc. I rode under my
bottom house and threw my
bike against the red wall of the
enclosed front stairway, and
w en loe saw ti

out a side window, but her face
was in shadow because the full
moon was high beside the house.
We said goodnight, and I told
her I couldn't see her face, and
she said it didn't matter because
she could see mine, we laughed,
and I said, "But why are you
hanging down your head like
that?" And she said she had
washed her hair and was drying
it. So we started seeing each
other at windows. One day she
sent one of the small boys from
the Oriental family she was a
servant for, with a message for
me to turn on my radio to Ra-
dio Demerara immediately.
There was a song she dedicated
to me; it was 'My Girl' by Otis
Redding. That's how Paula and
I became an item, meeting se-
cretly under a banana tree at
rida yu h b b bcyr tis i
smelling her flesh with its in-
toxicating odour of green onions,
thyme and red pepper
But it didn't last, it was
misinterpreted as 'exploita-
tion' or something like that,
because~ sEe was mostly
Amerindian, and one after-
noon returning from 'Ibtorial

fom th s dethouts eb g
gate, and I heard a woman's
voice demanding 'Who's this
Terence'. I walked into the
drive way next door and
found Paula sobbing next to
her mom who brandished a
lng piece of firewood. Isand,
LI'm this Terne" an

her hands and threw it away.
It was probably a scene from
some film that was subcon-
sciously in my system
But Paula's influence lin-
gered with me, and the whole
adventure of Guyana's wild in-
terior suddenly became vivid.
She was like that Native Indian
girl Donna Reed plays in 'THE
FAR HORIZONS', and sud-
denly that film's exploratory
theme became mine as well. I
had passed my Collge of Pre-
cepors amms an eCrii

plTeachel. t happeed dha tn

John Agard, a wcil known poet
today, had failed his A level ex-
ams, panicked and decided to
take a job in the South Rupununi
with me. In a few weeks Johnny
had gotten over his despair and
returned to Georgetown to re-
write his exams. He was re-
placed by Mike who was at
once jovial, crazy, adventurous,
and as they say: 'horny', his
handsome Oriental features re-
minding us of Tyrone Power, an
actor whose various roles Mike
seemed to encompass.
It turned out that Mike
lived two corners down from
my house on East Street
when we returned to
Georgetown near Xmas 1966,
our pockaetsdlo ae ewith one

I sat on a Morris chair in
tight gray check drain pipes
and a lime green jersey,
brushing my black Italian
loafers, I heard bare feet
softly on the floor, I looked
up from a pair of small pretty
bare feet into the serene face
of Prez's girl, (or by now ex-
girl) who it turned out was
Mike's sister I had seen so
long ago looking back at me
from the back of Prez's dash-
ing Honda 60. We stared at
each other for a second as if
to verify something that had
until now been a fantasy
then she said to Mike who
was busy slapping his cheeks
in his bedroom with
Yardley's men's cologne:
"Mike where yo'all going?"',
and he said fete down the

at me looking back at her
with (me shoe in one hand,
and a se said was, Im
conung too", then vanished to

Category Designation _
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T technician i1/1

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No.of Vacant Positions



The Parliament Office invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Contractors to
undertake the Tiling of the Upper Corridor of the Public Buildings (Parliament Building),
at Brickdairr;%eorgetow~n ;

Bidding will be conducted through the.N~ational Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to the provisions of
Sections Ill (Eligible Countries) of this document.

interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Clerk of the National
Assembly and inspect the Bidding Documents at Parliament Office. Public Buildings,
Brickdam [8:00am to 4:30pm Mon to Thur and 8:00 to 3:30 on Friday] from 24L' July,

Contractors are required to have:
(1) Avalid NIS Certificate
(2) Avalid GRA Certificate

Complete set of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Parliament Office from
24" July, 2007 at a cost of $2,000.00: The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the
Tender Box at the following address: Chairman, National Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
The name of the project should be in the upper left hand corner of the envelope.

Bids must be delivered to the address above on or before 9:00 am on ?"' August, 2007.
Electronic bidding "will not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives, who choose to attend in person at
9:00am on 7U August, 2007.

Clerk of National Assembly
Parliament Office
Public Buildings, Brickdam



The Parliament Office invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Contractors to
undertake Repairs to the Roof of the Public Buildings (Parliament Building), at
Brickdam, Georgetown.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the ProcurementAct 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to the provisions of
Sections I II (Eligible Countries) of this document.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Clerk of the National
Assembly and inspect the Bidding Documents at Parliament Office, Public Buildings,;
Brickdam [8:00am to 4:30pm Mon to Thur and 8:00 to 3:30 on Friday] from 24" July,

Contractors are required to have:
(1 ) Avalid N IS Certificate
(2)A valid GRA Certificate

Complete set of Bidding Documents maybe obtained from the Parliament Office from
24"' July, 2007 at a cost of $2,000.00. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the
Tender Box at the following address: Chairman, National Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
The name of the project should be in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope.

Bids must be delivered to the address above on or before 9:00 am on 7'"August, 2007.
Electronic, bidding "will not"hbe permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in the presence ofthre bidders' representatives, who choose to attend in person at
9:00am on 7" ;August, 2007.

Clerk of National Assembly
Parliament Office
Public Buildings, Brickdam

Page VI

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

OU ICa SYar Feln .A L 1

About Your self, Starting Now

look? It takes just minutes a day to polish your appearance,
and you'll instantly look and feel more self-confident. When
you look and feel more confident, you'll act more confident.
And when you act more confident, you'll *be* more confident.

7. Stand up straight. When you are feeling down, you are
more likely to slouch and frown, which can make a bad mood
even worse. Next time you don't feel like smiling, pull your
shoulders back, stand tall, and smile. Before you know it, your
smile will be genuine. And you will be exhibiting a more self-
confident you to thie world.

8. Examine the energy of your friends. What kind of en-
ergy do you emit with friends? What kind of energy do your
friends emit? Here's a good litmus test: How do you feel about
yourself and the world immediately after you leave the com-
pany of your friend? If you feel down and critical, make an
effort to be around more positive, self-confident people. Their
energy will rub off on you.

9. Catalog your positives. Make a long list of all the ac-
complishments that you are proud of, and post it where you
can see it every day. Now make a list of the personality char-
acteristics that you are proud of. What makes you unique? Cel-
ebrate yourself and all the things that make you, you without
trying to change them.

10. Be grateful. Start your day by jotting down 5 -things
youl are looking forward to. And end your day by writing 5
things you eqjoyed. By acknowledging the blessings in our
Hyves, we get -a sense for the bigger picture and our larger
life purpose, which is much, much more than the day-to-
day obstacles of our lives.

3. Write your own affirmations. Say them twice daily or
record them into a tape recorder and listen to them in your car
or while doing daily chores.

4. Ask a friend to listen; for negativity in your conversa-
tions. When negativity crops up, immediately say something
positive. :

5. Listen to behavior modification audios that target nega-
tive self-talk. 'hiese can be really effective -`and come in bodz
subliminal and non-subliminal varieties.

6. Look your best. Superficial as it may sound, the way
you feel about your appearance on a daily basis can really build
self-confidence. Go through a stack of magazines and tear out
photos of hairstyles and clothing that are appealing to you. How
can you incorporate some of those images into your present

: ~.r+~n~ ~j~~t~ , i

hen your self-confidence soars,
everything benefits your body,
your relationships, possibly even
W~your pocketbook. Here are ten
simple things you can do today to build your

1. Listen to the way you talk to yourself. Experts say that
a full 70 to 80% of our thoughts are negative, and that can eat
away at your self-confidence day in and day out. It may sound
corny, but changing your inner monologue can help your self-
confidence in untold ways.

2. Set a timer for random, intermittent periods of time. When
the alarm goes off, immediately tune in to find out what you
were thinking about. If it's negative, make a conscious effort to
bring your thoughts immediately into something more positive.

Appellate Courlt found inmate

Harris guilty of adultery

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(1)Timber Jack 450 C Log Skidders 1996 Muodel
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(1) 763 Bo~bcat Skid Steer

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The Guyana Elections Commissrion (GETCOM) will soon commence a countrywide House-to-House Registration exercise.

Any person who will be f~ourtee~n years and older by a qualifying date to be announced by GECOI~wuill be eligible for
registration during this exercise provided that he/she is a G~uyanese citizen by birth, descent or naturalisation, resident in
G uyana. or any person who i s a citizen of 'a Commnonwealt h country li ving in1 G uyana contain uously for one year or more.

An original Birth1 C'ertificate issued by the General Register Offic, a valid Guyana Passport or ~an original Adoption
Cert ificate issued by the General Register Office must be prov i.decd in support of an application for registration.

Other source documecnts which will have to be provided in support of'applications for registration are (i) Marriage Certificate
in the case ofa name change by way ofmarr~iage, and (ii ) Deed Poll inl th~e case of any change of narne other than by marriage.

All persons who are now fourteen years and older. but are not in possession of,the relevant supporting documents) above
stated. as the case might be, are urged to take immediate steps to acquire it/theml in order to facilitate their respective
registration during the upcoming ~ouse-to-House Registration exercise.

~NB. Persons who are not r-egistered during the upcoming House-to-House Registration exercise will not be
included in the new National Register of Registrants and will not be issued with new National identification

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

Page VII

pelled by argument or by
submitting that the facts
proved only raise a suspicion
as distinct from a legitimate
"The solicitor for the re-
spondent has not in our
opinion advanced any argu-
ments` to destroy such infer-
ence. We have also examined
the record very closely, but
cannot find any evidence of
other facts to explain why
the fact in issue should not
be, inferred or which raise
any suspicion or reasonable
doubt to counterbalance the
inference of adultery.
"In the ccircumstances,
the evidence by the Magis-
trate being sufficient to es-
tablish adultery by the re-
spondent,* the appeal must
succeed and the order made
on the 8th day of September,
1942, discharged Appeal al-

30th day of October. 1945. he
filed an application claiming to
have the order discharged on
the ground that since the date of
the order, namely in and be-
tween July and August, 1945 ,
the respondent had committed
adultery with one Alonza Har-
ris, at Helena No. 2 Mahaica,
where she ivas then living.
This allegation was denied
on oath by the respondent at the
hesiring of the application.
According to Judge
Luckhoo, the evidence in the in-
stant appeal which the learned

ties to guide him which
were not forthcoming and
adds that although there was
evidence that Harris was seen
in the house at all times of
the night and day, there was
no evidence of a single act of
familiarity or that the par-
ties slept in the same room,
or exchanged endearing words
"... and states "I could not
see how I could properly
find as a fact that adultery
had taken place between the
respondent and Harris as he
might have been a boarder or

the direct fact, or even a fact of
adultery in time and place. It
is rarely that parties are sur-
prised in the direct act of adul-
tery. In nearly every case the
fact is inferred from circum-
stances which lead to it, by fair
inference. as a necessary conclu-
sion. The Court must be satis-
fied that there was something
more than opportunity before it
will affix guilt", the judgment
It added, Having made
certain findings offact, the
learned Magistrate had then to

tion as he would be to make
that finding as nothing turns
upon the demeanour of the wit-
nesses or the drift of conduct
of the case.
"The issue is.whether, on
the accepted facts of this case
adultery by the respondent can
safely be inferred, applying the
standard of proof required in
such cases. -
"We have ask ourselves if
the burden which lay on the ap-
pellant has been discharged. He
may do so on proof of relavent
facts or rely on pesumptions
from which he could ask the
court to infer the fact in issue
which he had to establish in or-
der to succeed....to prove a
prima facie case.
"In our view, the appel-
lant, having proved certain
facts from which we could
draw an iidfeance that adul-
tery has been committed, that
inference could only be re-

Magistrate accepted disclosed
that in the months of June, July
and August 1945, Harris lived
in the same cottage, which is de-
scribed as a small one. with the
respondent and her 4 children

a servant."
The judge delivering the
judgment then asked, "Was
the learned Magistrate justi-
fied in coming to this conclu-
sion having regard to the stan-
dard of proof which is
required in a matrimonial of-
fence as laid down by the
above authority ?
"Whilst it is vital to a cor-
rect approach to the determi-
nation of the question of
adultery that the burden of
proof on one who alleges it
is the same as in a criminal
proceeding yet it is most im-
portant to bear in mind that
the issue is whether, on the
accepted facts of this case,
adultery by the respondent
can be safely inferred.
In the fourth edition of
Rayden on Divorce, at page 90,
it is there stated that direct evi-
dence of adultery is not requi-
site. To succeed on such an is-
sue, it is not necessary to prove

determine as a matter of law
whether or not these facts con-
stituted proof of adultery in ac-
cordance with the test laid down
by the authority.
"'In our opinion, he mis-
directed himself in law and
made a wrong approach to
the question he had to deter-
mine when he stated he could
not properly find as a fact
that adultery had taken place
between the respondent and
the man Harris, as he might
have been a boarder or a ser-
vant, there being not a title
of evidence for such a super-
stitious statement. The
learned Magistrate seemed to
have required a standard of
proof much greater than what
is necessary to satisfy the
jury beyond reasonable doubt
in a criminal case.
"Instead of sending the case
back to the Magistrate with di-
rections on the law, we feel that
we are in just as good a posi-


whose ages ranged between 1 1
and 5 and was there seen dur-
ing both day and night by per-
sons whose evidence the Mag-
istrate also accepted.
dfThe R lapon gin he:
disbelieved, denied that Har-
ris ever visited or slept in her
cottage. Harris did not give
evidence After the conclu-
sion of the evidence on the
16th September, 1946, the
mais ate pose sh mi s

accepted the evidence for the
appellant, was that evidence
such that he could hold that
adultery was in fact commit-
ted. Having reserved judg-
inent, he dismissed the appli-
19ioo te 0h oSepteh
the application was not
According to Justice
Luckhoo, in his reasons for
decision, the Magistrate
states that he accepted his
esva ene etor en appecr t
tions alleged to have taken
place) He refers to his re-
quest to counsel for authori-

Ly nch
Hin 1 94 2
requested a magistrate
to discharge a
maintenance order in
favour of is wife Stella
on the ground that
since the date of the
Order, his wife had
committed adultery with
a man named Alonzo
The magistrate believed the
story~ that night and day Harris
was seen in the woman's cot.
tage, but because the magistrate
had no direct evidence of sexual
promiscuity, he dismissed the
husband's application on the
Ground that the man who was
sheltered by the respondent
(wife) by day and night could
have been a boarder or a servant.
Applicant Leonard Lynch
appealed the magistrate's de-
cision. The Full Court consti-
tuted by Chief Justice Worley,
Justice J. A'. Luckhoo and Jus-
tice Donald Jackson, who heard
the matter, allowed the appeal.
The magistrate's decision
was set aside by the Full Court
of Appeal which held that the
man Harris had committed adul-
tery with the respondent.
The relief required by the
husband against his wife, the re-
spondent, was granted,
It was also pointed out by
the appellate court that from
the evidence before the magis-
trate, adultery by the respon
dent. Wife Stella Lynch can be
safely inferred.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that Leonard Lynch had
appealed from a decision of the
Magistrate of the Berbice Judi-
cial District dismissing an ap-

o anten cm oder mahde
favour of his wife Stella Lynch
on the 8th of September, 1942.
Leonard Lynch alleged that his
wife had, in and between July ~
and August 1945, committed
K.SireEustteed GWoolefordt
while Mr M. A. Charles, olici.
tor, appeared for the respon-
Justice Luckhoo, who delivi-
ered the judgment of the Appel-
late Court said that the respon-
dent wifeeip bh 1 4ea on t

tained on the ground of deser-
tion an order for the payment
by the appellant to her, of the
sum $3,50 per week for her use,
and was awarded the custody
of the four children by the then
m gi rte f the East Demerara

The payment of $3.50 per
week was being regularly made
by the appellant when on the

yfL5 UUi By Geo,, geBarclay


The Guyana Sugar Corporation inc. invites suitab y
qualifica Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the
Supply ofAddiffonal Milling PIdfa Spares for the
Year 2007.

These spares should be supplied~~~~ppp~~~ in accordance with
Specifications and requirements detailed in Tender

Bid closes Thursday, August 2,2007 at 2PM.
lender Package can b~e purchased and uplifted from
!the Purchasing lManrager (Fadcory) at the address

SMaterials MllanagernentDepartment
:OJ~East CoastDesnerara. s~
STelephone No.: (592}-222-2910,3163 '
Fax No.:(592)-222-3322
SAltematively the tender maybe ~downloaded from
SGUYSUCO's website at httpD/~wqww~usuco.com and
Clicking ontabilnvitationstoTende'.



Applications are invited frmn interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Car'ibberan Community (CARICOM) Member States
and Assciate Memer o the Caribbean Community to fill the
abovement~ioned position within -th~e Directorate of Regional
Trade and Economic integration with assigned duty station in

Full details of this position may. be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's preb page ;at http://www ca~ricom.orl.

Applications withr full curriculumn details, including nationality,
date of birth, work experience, educatio~nal- qualifications,
summary of professional skills andlor expertise, language
proficiency, list of pr-ofessional pgtiblications, three referees (at
least twro of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work),
and other relevant informatiion, should be sent to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greatr Georgetown, Guyana: or by email
to a ppnh rm~ii~cairicom.orq

The Secretariat will commence considering appliScations from
Augutst 3, 2007.


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites
suitably qualified Manufacturers and Suppliet-s -
to tender for the supply of:

* Supply of'yres for Year 2008
SSup If oAutomotive Batteries for Year 2008
* Supply of hains andl Punt Hooks for Year 2008
Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday,
August 16, 2007.

Tender Package can be purchased and
uplifted fr-om Purchajsing Manager-Field at the
address belowfriomnMonday, July 23, 2007: -

Materials Managemnent Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fa x: 592-222-3322


Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007


IBy Ron Cheong
leaders like
Mandela, Martin
L other King and
Mahatma Gandhi have,
made the kWorld a better
place through their
selfless dedication.
Yet other leaders have done
incalculable harm. Guyanese
need no enumeraton of this list,
which includes the likes of Jim
Jones and Ado'lph Hitler. The
infamous Jones brought an un-
wanted notoriety to our coun-
try. His name and Jonestown
are still the first associations
many people around the world
make when the conversation
turns to Guyana.
Sociopaths like these can be
found in leadership positions
everywhere. T~ey are socio-
paths but they also have lead-
'ership abilities. Although they
have no conscience, feel no re-
morse and use and victimize
others, their superior intellect,
ambition, and guile allow them

to gain positions of power.
Some leaders, despite their
less than noble underlying mo-
live, engentier significant
progress that fortuitously
sweeps others along. Their
main drive, however, is self-
aggrandisemerlt and ego mas-
sage. The people with them
may benefit, although this is a
secondary restilt of the enter-
prise; or, a necessary precondi-
tion for the leader's eleva-
Leadership, like any other
trait or ability, lies along a con-
tinuum from the very gifted
leader, to good leaders, to people
with less leadership skills. The
same goes for the desire to lead.
Many very competent people
are completely disinterested in
Some hold the notion
that people can learn to be-
come leaders that is leaders
are made not born. I'm not
entirely convinced of that, not
in the narrower sense of the
However, leadership ability
can be honed. A person with
fewer natural leadership traits,
can, with continuous effort to
improve, emerge a better leader
than someone with more natu-
ral leadership ability but less in-
tere I me adership skills
can be applied widely to differ-

r ;1)

.. .; r

I *''
I- r

ent situations, but a leader in
one situation is not necessarily
a leader in the next. A leader in -
the boardroom, for instance,
will not necessarily emerge as a
leader amolig rice farmers or
bush pilots.
waAnd Leadershipdis not a'
pecially now that information
flows are flattening out hierar-
chical management-structures.
An example of bottom up influ-
ence (both literally and figura-
i'nely i told in Hans' hrihtan
Emperors New Clothes.
In the fable, two con art-
ists convince the emperor that
they could weave him a won-
derful suit of clothes visible
only to the wise. Wanting to
know how hi new suit wae

risk of appearing a simpleton,
the emperdr sends a series of
officials to check on it
progress. The officials, afraid
of appearing stupid them-
selves, all came back with
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Ministry of Health, Mlaterials Management U.nit

1. Thle Ministry of Healthl has secured funding f'or the purchase ofL the belowz
items andl now invites sealed bids from eligible aInd qualified bidders for the supply and
delivery of same::
1. M/oH- 06/200)C7 SuIpply and Deliv:ery Medical
2. iddinjg will be conducted through thle National Compe~titive Biddting (NCB)
proced ures, spe~ci fied in the P'rocurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders. subject to
provisions of Section I V ( Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding Documents.
3. Intlerested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification,
examine and uplift: bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from Mlinistry of
plealth- see#5 below) at the address in #8 belowv, fiom~ Monday to F~ridlay 9 am to 3 pm:
4. Qualifications requirements include: Validi certificates of Compliance fr~om
NIS and GRA\ which should be submittedl for comlpaniesi with offices registered- in
G:uyana. Additional requ~iremlentsi details are providedi in the B~idding Documents.
5. A complete set ofL Bidding DocuLments in English may be purchased by
inter sted bidders upon pay ment of' a non refu ndable m manager's cheqlu e / cash fee of
6,. Bids must be delivered to the address below (#9)) at or before 9) am Juily 31",
20)07 for Project #; MoH 06/2007.
Elctron ic biddig w'ill not he permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids -will be opened
in the pi-esen~e: of the bidders' r-epresentatives who choose to attend in person at the
address belowv at,9 am Jurly 31"' 2007 for project #: MoH 06/07. All bids must be
accompanied by a Bidl Security asrstarted in the Hidding dcumclne nt.

7. 'Purchasiing of id D~ocuments (see #5 niso):
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Mv~imstry ofttealth. Brick~dam. G~eorgetown
8. Further information, clarificatioit :examination andi. uplifting, bid
documents (dpon presentation of rieceiplt from Ministry of Health, sece#3
Ms. Sasha Singh
SMaterials Manage~ment Unit, Ministry ofHealth
Lot 1 Mudflat, Kingston, Gieorgerown
'Iel 22 6935 1, Fax 22 57767, E mail: mnnRo~ngh~, gg!- cgrri

9. F~or Bld Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also}.
The Chairman
NationalI Procur~ement and 'Tender Admninistration ('Nortih Wester~n Bu hiding)
'Ministry of Finance
Main and Urq~uhar~t Street.
Georgetown. Guyana

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the following positions within the
Ministry of Education:


5-Senior Clerks
4-AccuntsClerks III

JbDescription/Specification can be obtained~ from
tePersonnel Department, Ministry of Education, 27,
BricdamGeorgetown, and the Public Service

Appicaionon Public Service Commission. No,. 30
Forim and. No. 31 Form (for applicants outside~of true
Public Service~should be sent to:

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Closing date for submission of applications is
August 03, 2007

And so the question is
whether Churchill would still
have emerged as a great leader
if the war had not occurred; or
whether he would have gone
down in history as a former na-
val officer and eloquent Mem-
ber of Parliament.
In other words, the question
is whether situations must first
exist before the emergence of
leaders with special abilities

suited to the situation, or
whether those leaders would
have emerged regardless of the
And therein lies a Catch
22 of great leadership (of a
positive kind). Much of the
efforts of great leadership are
towards pre-empting prob-
lems so that they never take
root. But where verifiably
great leadership exists so
does great problems.

those aspirations: .
I have a dream that my four
little children will one day live
in a nation where they will not
be judged by the color of their
skin but by the content of their
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that...

Another example of the ar-
ticulation of a vision to a nation,
full of hope at that time, is John
Kennedy's rallying call:
And so, my fellow Ameri-
ask not what your country
can do for you
ask what you can do for
your country.

Persistence and optimism
are also key attributes of lead-
ers. People don't line up be-
hind defeatists or pessimists.
During WW II Winston
Churchill rallied the British
people through their darkest
days and setbacks. When the
Germans had crushed the
French and driven the British
army onto the beaches at
Dunkirk, Churchill urged the
British people on declaring de-
...we ~shall fight on the
beaches, we shall fight on the
landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields
and in the streets, we shall fight
in the hills;
we shall never surren-

We do not live in a lin-
ear world where there is just
one correct solution for every
problem. Leaders must
choose between different al-
ternatives, each with its own
benefits and drawbacks.

Once a choice is committed
to, this itself opens other
windows from which other
choices must be made. De-
velopments have to monitored
and course adjustments made
as necessary.
To tackle these tasks
leaders need a high energy
level, sharp intellect, self-
confidence and steadfast dedi-
cation to a cause or objective
- like Nelson Mandella who
never gave up his struggle
against apartheid during the
tiventy-eight years he was in
prison. Cheddi Jagan also
perseverd for twenty-eight
years until he was reinstated
to the Presidency in 1992.
Both Dr. Jagan and Mrs.
Janet Jagan who served as
President for two years, de-
voted more than half a cen-
tury to public service.
Other leaders like Mahatma
Ghandi, Martin Luther King and
Nelson Mandela were fortified
with personal integrity that at-
tracted people to their causes.
These leaders all had the in-
fluence and the charisma that
made people willing to follow
But not all leaders are
widely admired. Saddam
Husscin. for one. was not. His
supporters may a~rgue that he
was holding a fractious country
together. He certainly governed
on fear. As a matter of fact. he
seems to have been operating
under the sixteenth century
Machiavellian principle:
whether it is better to be
loved than feared or feared than
I reply that one should like
to be both,
but, since it is difficult to
join them together,

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

Page IX

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From page VII
glowing reports. On the day
of the procession through the -
town to show off his amazing
new suit, a little child in the
crow restored sanity to the
situation, remarking aloud:
But the Emperor has
nothing at all on.
In a real life example of
leadership failure, President
Kennedy's advisors never
expressed any doubts during the
planning for the Bay of Pigs
invasion. The newly elected
President had surrounded
himself with only the brightest.
But they were all of similar
mind. And even if there were
some misgivings, this was
suppressed by the atmosphere
of the meetings, and by the high
regard for the new President as
an invulnerable leader. There
was no dissenting voice. This
was a great groupthink blunder,
and the Bay of Pigs invasion
was a complete disaster.
Leadership should not be
confused with management.
They complement each other
and are frequently intertwined.
But they are different. Manage
ment is more involved in hard
skills while leadership is more
about the soft skills. For ex-
ample, management would be
more focused on the control and
coordination of people working
towards a goal, while leadership
is more connected to the com
mitment of the people to the
goal. Also management is more
based in the authority of a po-
sition while leadership is legiti
mized more out of persuasion
and influencing.
On the whole, manage-
ment techniques can be
taught. But while leadership
skills can be improved, they
are less structured and more
difficult to impart. And then
the twist is that in order to be
a leader others must view you
as a leader (many aspiring to
leadership try to short circuit
this, or at least signal that
they are leadership material
by displaying themselves with
the trappings and dress they
associate with leadership).
Leaders move people to do
things they would not ordinarily
do. They often chart new direc-
tion apdbreaknew ground. But ~
even~ more than being a tep
ahead, many: outstanding leaders
are gifted at articulating a vision '
whitih~embodi~es.the:aspirations: :
a.rndfeelings of their followers --
;rthey halve the -abiity tq teflke~ t
-to the people.the feelhins 9dnd '
'ideas that people harbour but
have not been able to put into
words themsulves.g'IHve

a Dream speech, made on the
steps of the Lincoln Memorial
in Washington, DC, is a great
example of the articulation of the
aspirations of the civil rights
movement in 1963. An excerpt
from this famous and rousing
speech gives word to some of

Ca h

it is much better to be
feared than loved, when one of
the two must be lacking.
In Joseph Heller's book,
Catch 22, the bombardier
Yossarian is afraid of dying. So
he tries to avoid combat duty by
claiming he is insane. But his
fear of dying is proof to his su-
periors that he is sane. The co-
nundrum is that his way out is
to claim insanity, but to claim
insaniity proves that he is sane,
And that is the Catch 22.
Out of the multitude of
us, a fe~w are gifted with the
combination of energy, cha-
risma, intellect, vision, elo-
quence, dedication, confi-
dence, optimism, and perhaps
most of all the desire to be-
come leaders.
It is doubtful whether Brit-
ain would have persevered
without a Winston Churchill.
The outcome of the war and the
world today would be very dif-
ferent today if they didn't.
On the other hand it could
be debated whether Germany
would have sought war if not for

I ~

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:

Management Trainees, Ministry of Health

Successful candidates will benefit from training and development over a twro-ya
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

Candidates should be flexible and be prepared to travel and relocate.

Applications forms available from:

Health Sector Development Unit,
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown

Closing Dater Tuesday, July 31, 2007

B in R te

Batnk of Baroda 200.00i 200.00 206.00 206j.00(
Bank of' Nova Scotia 195 00 18t0 2600o60
Citizens Bankj 1932.00f 19940 2030 20.6
Demeraral Bank 19.0 19.0 0200 20)0
GBTI 196,00lf 197.00 24 0.0
SRBOL 195.s00 200r.00i 202.00, 206~.0
Bank Awrrage 19 5 ir3 189 0 5 2.

SNonbank C~ambios Av. (5 largest) 0 0- 230

BoG; Weighted Average Exchiange Rate. 1.:551.00i GS20\.6uh

B. Canadian Dollar i
Bank Ave-irage, !6 3 139 79 16 !2.

SC. Pound SterlinR

D. Euro

L Selected Caricom f exchange F. LIBORSI -- 055 G~. Prime Rate
Rates Locndon Intaba~nk offelred ~

idosS it5 i2. i 0 montlihS 5 5.s S 8.2590 ~
JS i;5 4l.45 i \cr ;, 405300, Guya~na tw~gt.l 13.99w,
EC5S: Os 07.fii
BelizeS; G5 94.64
Source: International D~epartment,, Bank otf Guyana.

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S itn Rate

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Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs invites applications from suitably qualified

persons to fill the following positions:

Procurement Officer

Work in close collaboration with the Administrative and Accounting
Staff in relation to procurement of materials and equipment.
Request finance to purchase materials and equipment for use.
Timely procurement of materials and equipment following established
Check all materials and equipment on purchase to ensure safe
transportation and storage of same.
Prepare inventoryof stocks to facilitate check and verification when

Required skills and qualifications:

*Five (5) subjects CAL Gc` CECI (Ordinary Level) with grades 1 iII or A C
(for GCE) along with two (2) years relevant experience.

Nursing .Ass~ista~ntCommniun!eiltyHelhore

Ensure that patients receive medical attention at hospital
Provide after-care service for patients at the Amerindian Hostel
Visit patients in the wards at the hospital
*Prepare monthly reports

Required skills and qualifications:

Certificate in Nursing from recognized nursing institution with three (3)
years experience.
Certificate in L~ulnmunity Hiealth Worker from Ministry of Health with
five (5) years relevant experience.

Applications should be forwarded to the address stated below on or before 3"!
August. 2007

The Personnel Officer
Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
251-252 Thomas & Quamina Streets

Apgplicatkcins are invited f~rom T'rained Graduate TIeachers to fill the vacancies
in the fol low\ingoDepartm ents:
Physics -2
English -2
Spanish -2
French -1
Allied Arts 1
Information Technology -1
Lab Technician -1
H.O.D (Science) -1
H.O.D (Allied Arts) -1
H.O.D (Modern Language) -1
H1.O.D (Industrial Arts) 1
H.O.D (English) -1
Application and resume alonlg with~ two (2i retturences~~ (per application)
murst be addr-essed to:
The Chairman
Queen's College Board of Governorir
Th1ru' th~e Prin~cipal
Queen's College
Camp &T Thomas R~oadls
Salariets icommensuratte with exper~ienct l
T'he closing date for the receipt of applircation is Friday, 3rd August, 20017
at 1.5:30bh (3:30)pm)


ll.. 11il X, ( F ifT /* T "
as ~ ~ 'I .aaU f3 AL1.n O ne

on Car ib

By Rickey Singh behalf of the association,
Professor Pedro Noguera
BRIDGETO WN- The disclosed that the choices were
Caribbean Studies made by the selection committee
Association's literature prize from 29 books that were
for 2007 has been jointly nominated for this year's award.
awarded for two outstanding As noted by Noguera, the
works focused on the border award holiours "not one but
states of Haiti and two distinguished Caribbeanists,
Dominican Republic. in commemoraration of the sad
Institutionalised within the physical loss but continuing
CSA as the "Gordon K. & Sybil memory and legacy of Gordon
Lewis Award", in memory of and Sybil Lewis...."
the late iconic Welsh-born According to the criteria
historion on the Caribbean and established, a book nominated
his Trinidadian-born wife Sybil, for the "Gordon K & Sybil
the award for 2007 has been Lewis" award, must approach
shared by two Caribbean the chosen subject or aspect of
scholars Caribbean life, conditions and
Steven Gregory for his book situations from an
"Devil in the Mirror: interdisciplinary perspective...
Globalization and Politics in the It must also be clearly
Dominican Republic" shown to have regional
(University of California Press); impact and must be written in
and Sybille Fischer's any of the four major
"Modernity Disavowed: Haiti languages of the
and the Cultures of Slavery in Caribbean Spanis h,
the Age of Revolution" (Duke French, English or Dutch.
University Press). The books are judged on
In announcing the winning originality, depth of research,
CS cr eenc esat tttk plc ahdeoarn, an emt nt hichoa
in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, on Pan-Caribbean problem or issue

is addressed.
Gordon Lewis. w~ho has
lived most of his working years
in the Caribbean, and lived
mainly in Puerto Rico with wife
Sybil and their children. is
author of seminal works such as
"Growth of the Modern West
Indies and Puerto
Rico", "Economnic F'reedom and
Power in the Caribbean" (lan
Randle Press); and "Main
Currents in Caribbean
Thought--The Historical
Evolution of Caribbean Society
in its Ideological Aspects (1492-
1900)" (University of Nebraska
Among special guests for
the occasion was the Lewis
son, David Lewis, currently
Vice-President of Manchester
Trade, an international business
consulting firm in Washington.
Known as a committed
"Caribbeanist" and regional
integrationist in his own right
career, David Lewis, a lifetime
member of the CSA, said his
parents did more than dedicate
t er lie work and careers to the
"They lived their lives",

he said, "jn grand Caribbean
fashion and were true son
and daughter of our region.
In allowing the award, the
CSA is honouring them in
more ways than words can
express for it is (in the
process) honouring fellow
Caribeanists following in
their footsteps...',


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Pharmacists sue

over morning- .

afe OF Pl
SEATTLE Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regula-
tion that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as
the "morning-after pill."
In a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, a pharmacy owner and two pharmacists say the
rule that took effect Thursday violates their civil rights by forcing them into choosinB between
"their livelihoods and their deeply held religious and moral beliefs."
"The stakes really couldn't be much higher," plaintiffs' attorney Kristen Waggoner said.
The state ruled earlier this year that druggists who believe emergency contraceptives are tanta
mount to abortion cannot stand in the way of a patient's right to the drugs.
The state's Roman Catholic bishops and other opponents predicted a court challenge after the
rule was adopted. saying the state was wrongly forcing pharmaciz t s to a~dminister medical treat t
ments they\ consider immoral.
Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire. wFho brokered a compromise on the contraceptive rule
and pressured the state Board of Pharmacy to adopt it, stood behind the regulation Th~lurs-
"Gov. Gregoire feels the Pharmacy Board went through an extensive public process to come to
their decision, and she supports them." spokesman Lars Erickson said.
The plaintiffs are pharmacists Rhonda IMesler and Margo Thelen, and Stormans Inc., the own-
ers of Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, a grocery store that includes a pharmacy.
Under the new state rule. pharmacists with personal objections to a drug can opt out by get-
ting a co-worker to fill an order. But that applies only if the patient is able to get the prescription
in the same pharmacy visit.
Sold as Plan B, emergency contraception is a high dose of the drug found in many regular
birth-control pills. It can lower the risk of pregnancy by as much as 89 percent if taken within 72
hours of unprotected sex.
The federal Food and Drug Administration made the morning-after pill available with-
out prescription to adults last year.


The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority invites
applications for the vacant posts of Civil Engineer.

Applicants should possess a Degree in Civil
Engineering with a minimum of two years related
experience in water management. The applicant
should also be the holder of a certified driver's

Detailed job description/job specification can be
uplifted from the Office rof the Chief Executive Officer,
National Drainage anid Irrigation Authority during
working hours.

Please submit application not later than August 02'
2007 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

Ministry of Agriculture's compound

Regent Street & Vlissengen Road

By Order of thie Boarc
.liK Morgan
Company Secretary

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Sunday Chronicle Jully 29. 2007

Actor did not want

paedophile tag

Applications for ten (10) Bursaries valid for a five-year period are invited from
Policyholders whose children were successful at Ihe 20i07 Nat ion al Grade Si~x Assessmlent
(formerly SSEE).

1. The applicant who qualifies for this 3\awal rd mst be~ the child of a
policyholder, and whose policy has been in' force at the date when this
examination was taken, at the time of the~ grat;Iing of` the scholarship,. and thr
the duration of this scholarship unlerss the policy matures between this
pen d
2. The policyholder's policy must hlave: been in force fo~r at least one (1) ye~ar
prior to the date of the N\ational Grade Six Assessment (fo~rmerly SSE~E)
and remains in force as per(1I)above.
3T. Applications must be made in writing to the Society.
4. Bursaries would only- be granted to children attendling Secondlaryi schools in
Guyana. l
5. Applicants must provide evidence of the fol low~i nc:
a. NameofPolicyholder i
b. Policy Number

d. NaefChild
e. Child's BirthC'ertificate
f. School Attend~d
g. Examlination Number -
h. ~Marks~iamed
6. Applicants with Less than ?5%' of~total marks will not be considered.
7. The granting of. bursary awards is not legally binding and M~anagementts.
8. cs on tnall Iatter c nce an thee awrs wuld be final.

(BBC News) Actor Chris
L~angham pleaded not guilty
to the child pornography
charges he is accused of be-
cause he did not want to be
called a paedophile, a court
The 58-year-old admitted
looking at the images but said he
did so to resolve a long-stand-
ing psychological problem,
Maidstone Crown Court heard.
Mr Langhamn, of Golford,
near Cranbrook, Kent, denies 15
counts of making an indecent
imag~eo (fachild in 2005.
110 a~lso demies six indecent
~~allall char-ges and two of scri-
ous sex arssault.
Pro~secutor Richard
Barraciough said: "You pleaded
not guilty because you were la-
belled a paedophile!"

"Yes, that's correct," Mr
Langham replied.
"But you are guilty of the
images counts?" Mr Barraclough
The actor replied: "Yes,
that's correct."
"So your plea of not guilty
is simply some sort of state-
ment that you are not a
paedophile?" Mr Barraclough
Mr Langham said: "Yes,
that's absolutely correct."
The actor was accused of
indulging in "pseudo
psychobabble" to explain his

Mr Langham said: "I was
trying to break down something

inside mle that I could use for
my own development."
He admitted he never told
his wife he viewed indecent im-
ages of children, and said: "I
suppose it's very personal to
me and something I didn't feel
comfortable about, but I was
also aware of the fact it was il-

Mr Langham told the jury
victims of abuse were his
"brothers and sisters"' and he
felt no shame in looking at child
When asked why he had
saved images on to his com-
puter, he replied: "I thought if
I could become angry
enough I might be able
to break this problem I
have in accessing this
stuff myself."
Mr Barraclough
.'said this explanation
was nonsense.
He added:
"There's a much
more deep seated
reason why you were
looking at this stuff,
nothing to do with
writing [the script
for] Help."
The actor denied
that he had based the
paedophile character of
Pedro for the television
series Help on himself.
He said: "There's a
community of people
and the only thing they share is
that something happened in
their childhood which they
don't talk about."

When asked by judge
Philip Statman whether he
had sought therapy to help
him deal with being abused
as a child and the "problem
of the eight-year~ddboy who
is locked up", Mr Langham-
snad he had spoken to friends
about U) years ago
When it was put to him that
99.9 of the images he viewed
contained pre-teen girls, Mr
Langham said: "Little girls are
not my prominent interest sexu-
ally. Little girls are not my in-
terest at all."
He admitted he had sub-
scribed to an American website
that featured women being raped
but said violence against women
did not arouse him.
"I'm fascinated by what
people do andlI'm fascinated by
people tying each other up and
doing weird sexual things to
each other; I think it's interest-
Mr Bha aclg a 'td
ting out the eight-year-old
boy" when he became upset
after denying he abused a 25-
year-old woman when she
was underage.

I'In f igtond 'h ectkr e
On Thursday jurors at the
court were directed to clear Mr
Langham on four counts of in-
decent assault on a girl underl6
between 1996 and 1998.
The trial continues.

"I was aware of the fact it
was illegal and did it anyway."
Mr Langham told the court
he did not think looking at ma-
terial "posted openly" was a
criminal act.
When~r Barraciough asked
if he was a sick man, the actor
replied: "I would describe any-
self as a human being, a work
in progress."
The prosecutor accused Mr
Langham of being a "perverted


Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007



Serving the nation with distinction mainly for the Government of
Guy~ana through the Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited,
Optical Centret from 1979 to 1999
and his own private practice since 1999 to date.

Optometrist Registered With The

Medical Council Of Guyana Since 1882

201 Camp & Chariotte Streets,; Lcytown, Georgetown, Guyana
P.O. Box 101606, Telephone (592) 225-8633 Fax (592) 225-6679

Cherries are red.

* henu he looks so theml
-1 1I Is lrm at CII\erden East Bank Demerara. kc~eph he~l .
Hie rs currently preparmgo additional acreages for planting an-
other two thousand trees.
And he has long range plans to increase the population
to twenty seven thousand of them with the aim of producing
one million pounds of cherries per annum, just about what
the local and external markets demand at the moment, he
Joseph, 75, a former Aircraft Engineer in the British Royal
Airforce. is one local farmer who has figured it out: "Cherry culti-
vation is lucrative.The demand for cherries for fresh fruit juices
locally and internationally iS growing. Cherry is king!" he says with
absolute conviction.
At his farm last week, he recalled that there was a time when
imported beverages had pushed the demand for fresh fruit juices
down to rock bottom; but the market now shows that the demand
is back and stronger than ever.
He is now consequently dedicating more and more space
on his two hundred acre farm to cultivation of cherries..
Joseph, who has been farming for the past twenty eight years
combines his business acumen with a genuine love for farming.
Born at Ithaca Village West Bank Berbice in 1933, he migrated
from the then British Guiana to Britain 50 years ago.There he stud-
ied Engineering and eventually joined the Royal Airforce as an Air-
craft Engineer .
He served the RAF for several years before retiring in the late
1970 England, even while working on aircraft engines, he nurtured
and kept alive a dream to become involved in agriculture.

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"Farming was my life dream," he said, adding that while in the
RAF he attended agricultural courses and on retirement attended a
full time two year program to qualify himself for his return home.
He returned home in 1979 and acquired the farm at Coverden
and ep sn i I dt s orly after he acquired the farm, he
started planting cherries with an orchard of ninety nine trees,
and even then began to realize that the fruits were bringing
in more income than the other farming activities.
The cherry business however hit a snag in the late eighties when
certain imported aerated drinks were allowed back into the country
by the then People's National Congress Administration headed by
Mr Desmond Hoyte. So he had to ease off of it.
He ventured into importation and sale of agricultural
equipment with some amount of success, but rushed back into
cherry cultivation when the demand for fruit juices returned.
"In the early 1990s I planted 2000 cherry trees and since then
there has been no turning back," he said.
The cultivation of cherries he said has been very lucrative.
Cherry trees, once properly taken care of, can be very very
pro ts ys ta h has harvested 18,000 pounds of cherries from
three hundred and seventy five trees over a period of four weeks,
stopped counting and continued to harvest for two more weeks
afer a w harvests six crops per year from each tree, each

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commercial offices while the swimming pool at the back has only a
six inch algae-filled puddle.
The Club, which is part of the world wide Missions to Sea-
farers network run by the Anglican Church, still however provides
traditional hospitality basics such as a lounge, bar, chapel and fa-
cilities for overseas calls.
We discussed the reasons for the changes. There is now a
quicker turn around time for the ships, mainly carrying con-
tainers, in port. This means the crew has less time to go ashore.
In the 1940s to 1960s, freighters from such lines as Harrison's,
Booth, Geest and the Canadian Saguenay may spend` several
days offloading and loading cargo in Port of Spain and other
Nearby ports such as Georgetown and Linden on thel~emerara
SRiver. Now, sometimes a container ship comes in for a day,
unloads a few containers and steams off. Speed is money to
ship owners.
Secondly, replacement crews are now flown in under a better
""arrangement to join a ship which leaves the icame day. Previously,
crews would have to wait around, maybe for days, until their ship
There are also less arrivals now at the Port of Spain docks.
Because of congestion there in the 1980s, the facilities at Point Lisas
to the south in the Gulf of Paria were opened.
There was a time in the 1950s when the Mariners
Club would be buzzing with activity seven days a week.
:Sure a few of the fellows would, in those carefree days
before AIDS, head over to the red light districts to have
a good Unwb.. In due presis, num of thembbotdta hdrnuk,
had a reputation for being a safe hospitality centre

There will be 3 draws:

Closing Date
Draw# 1Fri Aug 3
Draw# 2 Fri Aug 31
Draw# 3 FiOct 5 0 07

Drawn on
Wed~Aug 8
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First visited the Mariner's Club recreation
centre in downtown Port of Spain some time
1" Iin the 1980s whenI took a round trip from
Barbados to the Trinidadian capital on the
inter-island freighter AVONTUUR One night,
Captain Paul Wahlen and I walked over from the
docks to the nearby Club on Wrightson Road for
a pleasant beer and make a few phone calls home.
While vacationing in Trinidad last month, I decided to see if it
was still there.
It was. But as manager James Mathura explained,
operations have been scaled down. The 100 room dormitory and
restaurant are long closed, with some of the space rented out as

"T~hey (the women) knew the missions
were where the sailors with the money .
hung out. They would mix with the genuine
church going invited girls. Of course, they
would be the loudest and most enthusiastic
singers of the mandatory hymns"

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professionals, within the Group -in Guyana and the
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will be made to successful graduates.

Interested graduates are invited to send their curriculum
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Sunday Chronicle Jtil00 2(#)#

where se farers, in ding
at a later date fishermen
on deep sea fishing vessels
and crews on mega-yachts,
could enjoy some good
Rest and Recreation. .
Actually, when it came to
~ing a little business with the
focal girls, the dividing lines
abuld sometimes be blurred The
story is told to me: by Captain
David Waight. a retired British-
born merchant marine skipper in
Barbados, that women in some
Indian and African ports he vis-
ited had an uiicanny knack of
infiltrating dances being held by
somer of the Missions. "They
(the women) knew the missions
were where the sailors with
money hung out. They would
mix with the genuine church go-
ing invited girls. Of course, they
woulld be loudest and most e~n-
timsiastic singers of the manda-
tory hymns."
Clearly, that type
of mlisrepresentation, which the
lads didn't seem to mind, were
exceptions among the appar-
ently well administered mis-
sions worldwide. They were es-
tablished by several church- de-
nominations. The Catholics and
the Lutherans also have their
own. Some seamen's
trade unions ran hostels in ports
frequently visited by their mem-
bers. I remember when I was
doing public relations work for
the Barbados branch of the
(British) National Union of Sea-
encn they had a hospitality
centre on the south coast of the
island, in addition to the office
in downtown Bridgetown, for

She Cad ah dreedfrl eb d

called thelInternational Christian
Maritime Association compris-
ing 27 groups. Presently, they
operate 526 scafarer centres in
126 countries.
The one in Trinidad, the
only centre in the circum-
Caribbean area, has its origins in
the Merchant Navy Club set
up in March 1942 by the then
Trinidad Governor Sir Hubert
Young. It was a time when
~hundreds of merchant seamen
and Navy personnel were
landing on the west coast of the
island in lifeboats after their
ships were sunk by German
submarines. Some of them had
appalling injuries. A year later,
a Flying Angel Hostel was
opened under- the auspices of
the British-based Missions to
Seamen (the name was later
changed to Seafarers), explained
Mr.Mathura who has been with
the Club for over thirty years,
The present facility was built in
1956. The Club is run by a
Board of Management under the
Patronage of the T'rinidadian
President. *
Among the services of-
fered at the Club is counsel.
ing on justice related issues.
The Club has close ties with
the local Seamen and Water.
front Workers Trade Unin.
The union has had to deal
with several industrial rela-
tions matters in recent years
involving visiting seafarers.
One involved representing a
group of Filipino seamen who
had to flee the unsafe and
un sanitary conditions on

board their vessel.
The Trinidad union is affili-
ated with the International
Transport Workers federation
(ITF) which represents
600,000,seafarers worldwide.
Among the causes of seamen's
unions are dealing with is ships
owners' continued use of "Flags
of Convenience". That is, the
owners register their vessels in
another port ointside of their
home jurisdiction. This allows
them to, among other things,
hire cheaper labour and have
less stringent. safety measures
and equipment on board.
Since the 1970s and
1980s, the nationalities of
seafarers visiting the Club
have changed. There is a pre-
ponderance of crews from Far
Asian countries. Today, two
thirds of seafarers come
from developing countries
such as India, Malaysia and
Phillipines. The ITF has af-
filiates in those countries and
the Club represents their in-
terests as judiciously as they
did the predominately Brit-
ish, Canadian,
Scandanavian and American
crews in the early days.
Merchant seamen have al-
ways played a sterling role in
transporting of goods, espe-
cially during war years. During
World War ~II, they
crewed vessels bringing much
needed food to the populations
of Eastern Caribbean islands, for
example. They were crew on

tankers carrying oil and bauxite
ore from British Guiana and
Trinidad for the war effort in
England. Today, their contribu-
tion is rightly recognized. There
is for example a monument to
those Barbadian seamen, includ-
ing the father of Barbadian
cricketer Sir Gar-field Sobers and

a Guyanese named de
Weaver, who perished at sea
during the War,
There was also their valu-
able assistance on a socio-politi-
cal level to the anti-colonial and
working class struggles. From
the 1930s to the 1960s they
contributed progressive

ideas which they, along with
dock workers, picked up during
their travels and association
with comrades from otherlands.
It was a truly memo-
rable moment for me to re-
visit the Mariners Club and
have a chat with the helpful



The Committee of 1Management of the
above mentioned Credit Union, proposes
to award 24 BURSARIES to the
children of members.
These awards will be based on the results
of the National Grade 6 Assessment

The allocation is as f'ollows:-

-14 Bursaries

-6 Bursaries




MLLAN (Reuters) A new theory that L~eonardo's "Last Sup-
per" might hide within it a depiction of' Christ blessing the
bread and wine has triggered so much interest that W'eb
sites connected to the picture have crashed.
The famous fresco is already the focu\ of mythical speculation
after author Dan Brown based his "Tlhe Da Vinci Codc" book around
the painting, arguing in the novel that Jesus married his follower.
,s Mary Magdelene, and fathered a child.
Now Slavisa Pesci, an information technologist and amna-
teur scholar, says superimposing the "'Last Supper" with its
mirror-image throws up another picture containing a figure
who looks like a Templar knight and another holding a small


LOAN No: 1752/SF-GY

(1) The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards improving Citizen Security in Guyana. It is intended that part
of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
supply and delivery of goods.
(2) The Ministry of Home Affairs, Citizen Security Programme invites sealed bids from eligible
suppliers for the supply and deliveryof the following:
Supply andNDeli o l of Pn Vn a Accessories

Interested bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift a
complete set of bidding documents at the following address between 09:00h to 15:30h from
Monday to Friday:
Citizen Security Programme
Ministry of HomeAffairs

Fax No.: 592-225-4791

(3) Bidding documents can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of G$5,000 in the name of Citizen'Security Programme. The method of payment will be by

(5) The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urqubrart Streets, Georgetowin.
Guyana not later than 09:00h on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 and will be opened at a public
ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders or their representative who choose to attend at
09:00h or shortly thereafter, on Tuesday, July 3f, 2007.

(6) Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local~ suppliers in the name of the
company submitting the bid. from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National
Insurance Scheme (NIS).

(7) Abid security of $120,000.00 must submitted along with the bid.

The gurchi...~~!_n9K la..R4.rsponibe forbis nt eclteved threofon q~or thtafrete ie pciid o
thwa.gpti~l zonbf 45.J..atle~bdsw~lbeJetadeunuope.

Citizen Security Programme
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theory crashes

Leonardo Web sttes

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce
229 South Road, Lacytown, Georgetown

1. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified biddersfor the supply and deliveryof the following:
One (1)2601208 KVAlKW Generator Set, 683Ali27/220V, 3 Phase 60 Hz 2351
188 Prime @ 60Hz.

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification, examine and
uplift bid documents from Mr. R. Ganesh, Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce,
229 South Road, Lacytown, Georgetown from Monday thru Thursday~h to 16.30h
and Friday 9h to 15.30h.

4. Qualifications requirements include:
(1) Documentary evidence of being currently in the business of supplying Generator Set,
and with -at least three (3) or more years experience, (2) After sales service is
required, (3)1 Manufacturers W~arranty, one -year warranty. (4) Valid NIS and GRA

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents for the supply of a 260 / 208 KVA / KW
Generator Set to Ministry of Tourism, Industry& Commerce, 229 South Road,
Lacytown, Georgetown may be uplifted by interestedbiddersupon paymentof~a
non-refundable fee of $5.000.00 (G$). The Bidding Documents should be deposited in
the tender box at the following address: Chairman, National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. Theuppeg left-hand corner should bear the project

6. Bids must be delivered to the address stated above at or before 9h on August 7, 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person
at 9h on August 7, 2007.

7. AII bids must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of one hundred and ten thousand
dollars GS110,000.00

8. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce reserves the right to reject any
orall the Tenders without assigning reasons.

Willet Hamiton
Permanent Secretary

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

"I came across it by accident, from some of the details you can
infer that we are not talking about chance but about a precise cal-
culation," Pesci told journalists when he unveiled the theory earlier
this week.
Websites www.Ieonardodavincitv, www.codicedavinci.ty,
wwlw.cenacolo.biz and www~leonardo2007.com had 15 mil-
lion hits on Thursday morning alone, organizers said,
adding they were trying to provide a more powerful server
for the sites.
In the superimposed version, a figure on Christ's left appears
to be cradling a baby in its arms, Pesci said, but he made no sug-
gestion this could be Christ's child.
Judas, whose imminent betrayal of Christ is the force breaking
the right-hand line of the original fresco, appears in an empty space
on the left in the reverse image version.
And Pesci also suggests that the superimposed version shows~
a goblet before Christ and illustrates when Christ blessed bread and
wine at a supper with his disciples for the first Eucharist.
The original Da Vinci depicts Qurist when he predicts that
one among them will betray him.

A chalk rendition of Da
Vinci's the Last Supper

(4) (a)

Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of
the bidder.
The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement: and
Tender Ad i itration Board, Mai andeUrquhar Stieets. GeorgetowHn and market
description of the bid. including the words "do not open before Tuesday, July 31:

5 operations you don't want to get

and what to do instead

SIN CA I' wHR B 5 5



.The Muinistry of Labour. Human Services and Social Security invites suitably qualified bidders to
submit hids for the provision of security services at all of the following locations commencing from
September 01 ,2007:

(a) Head Office
(b) The Palms

(e) Night Shelter
(f) M~ahaica Hospital
(g) Board of Industrial Training
.(h) NewAmsterdam

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

Bid ^documents for the above services can be purchased from. the Cashier at the Ministry of
Laborjr, Human Services and Social Secunity for a non-refundable sum of $10,000.00.

Submission of bids must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner,
;S Ip of Security Services to all locations. Ministry of Labour. Human Services and Social

Each bid must be accompanied by valid compliance certificates from the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and deposited in the Tender Box. Ministry
o~f Finance. Bids without valid certificates will be disqualified.

BEids must be accompanied with a bid security amounting to the sum of three hundred and fifty
thousand dollars ($350.000).

Bid- documents must be: addressed as stated below andi submitted not later than 09:00h on
Augus 7,2007;

.: 1 National Board of Procurement and :enderAdministration
L~ Ministry r~inlan:;-
Main &U Clurl-anrr ~ir- -1.
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B tldeslars w cornndedC. that only original bid jo0 uc...--ni~~ i r .. be~ submitted for consideration and
m~srnoi'be temp~e~r c with Photo~copled bi I ves.'I to- .1 ~r l or .1

.Biddd~rs or their representatives are invited to witness hfe opening of the bid documents on
IAugusti7, ?007 at 09:00h at the Ministry of Finance.



The licensing Department of th~e GEA is nowI receiving applications

for renewal of all G EA licences expiring on August 31, 2007.

Persons with G;EA licences expiring on the abovernenticined date are

kindly asked to make contact with the Licensmng Departmen~t at 295

Quam~ina Street, Georgetown- or call 223-7056 or 226-4424 to
COl11mence the licensing process at -the earliest possible date.

Please note that it is an o-ffence to import, retail, store or transport

.petrOlCum1 and petroleum products without a GEA licence. Giet
fliCefSed today!I

Joseph O'!Lall
Chief Exuecu tive OfPaeerr

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Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

By Curt Pesmen

Maybe I'm' the wrong ex-pa-
tient to be telling you this: Ex-
perimnental surgery erased Stage
ill colon cancer from my shell-
shockcd body six years ago. But
evecn l've got to admit that aill
is not werll in Amnerica's operal-
higi rooms: At least 12,000
A~mericans die each year f~rom
unnecessary surgery. according
to a Journal of the Amerrican
Medical Association report.
And tens of thousands more
suffer complications.

Surgery is a trauma,
regardless of the
surgeon's skills.

The fact is, no matter how
talented the surgeon, the bgdy
doesn't much care about the
doc's credentials. Surgery is a

trauma, and the body responds
as such with major blood
loss and swelling, and all man-
ner of nerve and pain signals
that can stick around sometimes
for months.
Those ar~e but a few reasons
to try to minimize elective sur-
gery. And I found even more af-
ter talking with more than 25
experts involved in various ; as-
pects of sur-gery and surgical
care. and after reviewing a half-
dozen governmental and medi-
cal think tank reports on sur-
gery in the United States. Here's
what you need to know about
five surgeries that are overused
and alternative solutions that
mnay be worth a look.

-There's long been a concern,
at least among many women,
about the high rates of hyster-
e1ctomy (a procedure to remove

the uterus) in the United States.
American women undergo twice
as many hysterectomies per
capital as British women andi
four times as many as Swedish
T'he surgery is commonly
used to treat persistent vagi-
nal bleeding or to remove be-
nign 11broids and painful en-
dometriosis tissue. If both the
uterus and ovaries are re-
moved, it takes away sources
of estrogen and testosterone.
Without these hormones, the
risk of heart disease and os-
teoporosis rises markedly.
There are also potential side
effects: pelvic problems,
lower sexual desire and re-
duced pleasure. Hysterecto-
mies got more negative press
after a landmark 2005 Uni-
versity of California,*Los An-
geles study revealed that, un-
less a woman is at very high

risk of ovarian cancer, remov-
ing her ovaries during hys-
terectomy actually raised her
health risks.
So why are doctors still
performing the double-
whammy surgery? "Our pro-
fession is entrenched in terms
of doing hysterectomies,"
says Ernst Bartsich, M.D., a
gynecological surgeon at
Weill-Cornell Medical Center
in New York. "I'm not proud
of that. It may be an accept-
able procedure, but it isn't
necessary in so many cases."
In fact, he adds. of the
617.000 hysterectomies per-
formed annually, "from 76 (o
8.5 percent"' may be unneces-
Although hysterectomy

should be considered for uterine
cancer, some 90 percent of pro-
cedures in the United States to-
day are performed for reasons
other than treating cancer, ac-
cording to William H. Parker,
M.D., clinical professor of gy-
necology at UCLA and author
of the '05 study. The bottom
line, he says: If a hysterectomy
is recommended, get a second
opinion and consider the alter-

Go knife-free. Endometrial
ablation, a nonsurgical proce-
dure that targets the uterine lin-
ing, is another fix for persistent
vaginal bleeding. Health.com:
Your guide to fibroid fixes
Focus on fibroids. Fibroids

are a problem for 20 to 25 per-
cent of women, but there are
several specific routes to relief
that -aren't nearly as drastic as
hysterectomy. For instance,
myomectomy, which removes
just the ~fibroids and not the
uterus, is becoming increasingly
popular. And there are other
less-invasive treatments out
there, too.
In France in the early
1990s, a doctor who was prep-
ping women for fibroid sur-
gery .- by blocking, or
embolizing, the arteries that
supplied blood to the fibroids
in the uterus noticed a
number of the benign tumors
either soon shrank or disap

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The Government of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the
Government of Canada through the ~Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) have signed an agreement to finance several projects under the Basic Needs
Trust 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 social and economic infrastructure.

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

Tender Documents for these sub-pjroiects can be purchased from 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 non-
refundable fee of G$10,000 per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied b~y valid NIS. 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,
SIAu' tBu 10d rP, Georgetown, on or before 10 am on Friday,

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 mn no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trurst Fund does not b nd itself to accept the lowest or any
other tender.

Tenderers or their repr-esentatives may be present at the opening of the
tenders at 10 amu. On Friday, August 3, 2007.

Project Manager
July 5, 2007.

Surindaisk' ChriFifclic"e1"y'29 ,1007

P e~ XIX

States, surgeons perform 1.2
million angioplasties, during
which a cardiologist uses tiny
balloons and implanted wire
cages known as stents to unclog
arteries. This Roto-Rooter-type
approach is less invasive and
has a shorter recovery period
than bypass, which is open-
heart surgery.
The problem: A
groundbreaking study of more
than 2,000 heart patients indi-
cated that a completely nonsur-
gical method heart medica-
tion was just as beneficial as
angioplasty and stents in keep-
ing arteries open in many pa-
The bottom line:
Angioplasty did not appear to
prevent heart attacks or save
lives among nonemergency heart
subjects in the study.

Take the right meds. If the
study is right, medications
may be as strong as steel. "If
you have chest pain and are

stable, you can take medi-
cines that do the job of
angioplasty," says William
Boden, M.D., of the Univer-
sity of Buffalo School of
Medicine, Buffalo, New
York, and an author of the
study. Medicines used in the
study included aspirin, and
blood pressure and choles-
terol drugs and they were
taken along with exercise and
diet changes. Health.com:
Keep your heart healthy
"If those don't work, then
you can have angioplasty,"
Boden says. "Now we can un-
equivocally say that."
Of course, what's right
for you depends on the sever-
ity of your atherosclerosis
risks (blood pressure, choles-
terol, triglycerides) along
with any heart-related pain.
The onus is also on the pa-
tient to treat a doc's lifestyle
recommendations diet and
exercise guidelines just as
seriously as if they were pre-
scription medicines.

A whopping 60 million
Americans experience heartburn
at least once a month, 16 mil-
lion deal w~ith it daily. So it's no
wonder that after suffering
nasty symptoms (intense stom-
ach-acid backup or near-instant
burning in the throat and chest
after just a few bites), patients
badly want to believe surgery
can provide quick fix. And, for
some, it does.
A procedure called nissen
fundoplication can help
control acid reflux and its
painful symptoms by
restoring the op in-and-close
valve function of the
esophagus. But Jose Remes-
Troche, M.D., of the Institute
of Science, Medicine, and
Nutrition in Mexico,
reported in The American
Journal of Surgery that.
symptoms don't always go

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performs episiotomy before de-
livery. After all, it's logical that
cutting or extending the vaginal
opening along the perincumn (be-
tween the vagina and anus)
would reduce the risk of pelvic-
tissue tears and ease childbirth,
But studies show that severing
muscles in and around the lower
vaginal wall (it's more than just
skin) causes as many or more
problems than it prevents. Pain,
irritation, muscle tears, and in-
continence are all common after-
effects of episiotorey.
Last year the American Col-
lege of Obstetricians and Gyne-
cologists released new guide-
lines that said that episiotomy
should no longer be performed
routinely and the numbers
have dropped. Many doctors
now reserve episiotomy for
cases when the baby is in dis-
tress. But the rates (about 25
percent in the United States) are
still much too high. experts say,
and some worry that it's be-
cause women aren't aware that
they can decline the surgery.
"We~ asked women who'd
delivered vaginally with epi-
siotomy in 2005 whether they
had a choice," says Eugene
Declereq, Ph.D., main author of
the leading national survey of
childbirth in America, "Listen-
ing to Mothers II," and profes-
sor of maternal and child health

at the Boston University School
of Public Health. "We found
that only 18 percent said they
had a choice, while 73 percent
said they didn't." In other
words, about thr-ee of four
women in childbirth were not
asked about the surgery they
would soon face in an urgent
situation. "Women often were
told, 'I can get the baby out
quicker,"' Declercq says, as op-
posed to doctors actually ask-
ing them, 'Would you like an

Communicate. The time to
prevent an unnecessary epi-
siotomy is well before labor. ex-
perts agree. When choosing an
OB-GYN practice. ask for its
rate of episiotomy. And when
you get pregnant. have your
preference to avoid the surgery
written on your chart.
Get ready with Kegels.
Working with a nurse or mid-
wife may reduce the chance of
such surgery, experts say; she
can teach Kegel exercises for
stronger vaginal muscles, or
perform perineal and pelvic-
floor massage before and during
labor. Health.com: Me and my

Every year in the United

From page XVIII

peared, and, voila, Jacques
Ravina, M.D,. had discovered
uterine fibroid embolization.
Since then, interventional
radiologists in the United States
have expanded their use of UFE
(typically a one- to three-hour
procedure), using injectable pel-
lets that shrink and "starve" fi-
broids into submission. Based
on research from David Siegel,
M.D., chief of vascular and
interventional radiology at Long
Island Jewish Medical Center,
New Hyde Park, New York,
15.000 to 18.000 UFEs are per-
formed here each year, and up
to 80 percent of women with fi-
broids are candidates for it.
Another new fibroid
treatment is high-intensity
focused ultrasound, or HIFU.
This even less invasive, more
forgiving new procedure
treats and shrinks fibroids.
It's what's called a no-scalpel
surgery that combines MRI
(an imaging machine) map-
ping followed by powerful
sound-wave "shaving" of tu-
mor tissue.

It can sound so simple and
efficient when an OB-GYN lays
out all the reasons why she







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I am an employee working for 10 years with a company. I was
involved in an Industrial injury which was reported to my 1
Supervisor. I saw a Doctor submitted medical and received ol
full salary. How can I get Disability Benefit if my employer never
submitted my medical to NIS?


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pain most often subsides within a month or two. That's why sur-
gery, or any other invasive test or treatment beyond light exercise
or painkillers, is rarely justified within the first month of a com-
plaint. Even pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc "resolves
on its own within a year in some 60 percent of cases," orthope-
dists claim.
"Seventy to eighty percent of the time we can get to a concrete
diagnosis, find a way to manage pain, and get patients off the drugs
without surgery," Centeno says. "Or, more appropriately, never
start the drugs."
"We used to prescribe 30 days bed rest for patients with
herniated discs, but that was 15 to 20 years ago," says Venu
Akuthota, M.D., medical director of the Spine Center at Uni-
versity of Colorado Hospital and associate professor of medi-
cine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "Actu-
ally, movement is very helpful for treating back conditions.
Nowadays, we prescribe moderate, low-impact exercise, like
walking, or working out on an elliptical trainer or treadmill."
Health.com: The best new pain cures


hazards kill 4 mln kids

a year: WHO
GENEVA (Reutersr: -. Four million children under the age of
five die every year due to environmental hazards including
po glluted air or water, or exliosure to chemicals, the World
SBealth ~Oranisation (WHO) said on Friday. .
Poisomnins, acuite respiratory irifections, diarrhea diseases and
arialaria carned by mosquitoes.\which thrive inl dirty water account
i for most of the tall, the United Nations agency said in a technical'
to' fport.
"Tis is something that intuitively -we have always recognized,
but we never put a number to it,'' WHO expert Je~nny Pronczuk
told a neits briefing.
Some 30 percent of illnesses and deaths in children due to dis-
ease can be attributed to environmental factors, according to the
But chemicals have different effects as children grow, and often
the effects of exposure to toxins while in the womb only emerge
later in adolescence, the WHO said in the report drawn up by 24
scientific experts.
"For example if you look at lead exposure, the effect will be
different if the child was exposed in utero because the lead of the
mother goes, into the bones of the child," Pronczuk said.
Africa is the region with the most environmental-related
diseases, followed by parts of south east Asia, she added.

SMarks Achievedi . I

TIher envelope should be marked:-
A plication for GRAD)E 6 ASSESSMENT` 2007
Company Secretary/M.,I.S. Executive
Banks DIHf Limited
Thirst Park. Georgetown.

ClOSing Date for Application is Friday August 3, 2007

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Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

burn sufferers for various esophageal complaints, including GERD,
which can develop into the potentially precancerous Barr~ett's
esophagus. Unlike an endoscopy, in which you're sedated and a
lighted tube is snaked down your throat, a capsule camera leaves
you wide awake and is finished within 20 minutes, says Pillcam
guru David Fleischer, M.D., a staff physician in gastroenterology
and hepatology, and professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College
of Medicine. If anesthesia makes you sick, the capsule camera may
be for you.

Since the 1980s, operations for lower-back pain and sciatica
have increased roughly 50 percent, from approximately 200,000 to
more than 300,000 surgeries annually in the United States. That
rise is largely due to minimally invasive advances that include en-
doscopic keyhole tools used in tandem with magnified video out-
To its credit, surgery endoscopicc or the traditional lumbar-disc
repair) does relieve lower-back pain in 85 to 90 percent of cases,
does say. "Yet the relief is sometimes temporary," says Christo-
pher Centeno, M.D., director of the brand new Centeno-Schultz
Pain Clinic near Denver, Colorado. And that adds up to tens of
thousands of frustrated patients who find the promise of surgery
was overwrought or short-lived.

Try painkillers and exercise. Despite the relentless nature of
lower-back pain, the most common cause is a relatively minor prob-
lem muscle strain not disc irritation, disc rupture, or even a
bone problem, experts say. Despite its severity, this type of spine


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Child's NaInC.

5oeain ,

From page XIX

away after the popular procedure, which involves wrapping
a part of the stomach around the weak part of the esophagus.
'"That may be because surgery doesn't directly affectbhealing
capacity or dietary or lifestyle choices, which in turn can lead to
recurrence in a hurry," he says.
The surgery can come undone, and side effects may include
bloating and trouble swallowing. Remes-Troche believes it's best
for very serious cases of long-standing gastroesophageal reflux dis-
ease, or GERD, or for those at risk of Barrett's esophagus, a dis-
ease of the upper gastrointestinal tract that follows years of heart-
burn affliction and can be a precursor to esophageal cancer.

Make lifestyle changes. A combination of diet, exercise, and acid-
reducing medication may help sufferers beat the burn without go-
ing under the knife. But it's a treatment that requires perseverance.
"It took me four years of appointments, diets, drugs, sleeping
on slant beds and even yoga to keep my heartburn manage-
able," says Debbie Bunten, 44, a Silicon Valley business-develop-
ment manager for a software firm, who was eager to avoid surgery.
"But I did it, and am glad I did." Health.com: Feel better, naturally
Pose for a picture. Another technological development can make
a heartburn diagnosis easier to swallow a tiny camera pill that
beams pictures of your esophagus (14 shots per second) through
your neck to a receiver or computer in the doctor's office; it passes
harmlessly out of your system four to six hours later. The device
can be used instead of standard endoscopy to screen chronic-heart-

SSchool Attendedc:



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(BBC News) Mothers who gain or lose lots
of weight between pregnancies could be put-
ting their baby at risk, say experts.
Fluctuating weight ups the risk of dangerously high
blood pressure and diabetes in the mother, and the chance
of stillbirth, research suggests.
The work by Dublin-based specialists is in the British
Medical Journal.
They said pregnancy was "one of the most nutrition-
ally demanding periods offa woman's life" and women
needed to be aware of the inriplications of weight.
The work was authored by Jennifer Walsh, a spe-
cialist registrar in obst~tries and gynaecology at
Coombe Women's Hospital, Dublin, and Deirdre
Murphy, professor of obstetrics at Trinity College, Uni-
versity of Dublin.
Women of normal weight are often advised to avoid pil-
ing on the pounds between p egnancies and obese women
are told to shed excess pounds before pregnancy.
But the Dublin specialists said women were being bom-
barded with mixed messages about diet, weight and body
image, which were extending into pregnancy. .
They said: "There is growing concern on the one hand
about an epidemic of obesity, and on the other about a cul-
ture that promotes 'size zero' as desirable, irrespective of
a woman'snatural build.
'Pregnancy is one of the most nutritionally demanding
periods of a woman's life, with an adequate supply of nu-
trients essential to support foetal wellbeing and growth.
"LWith at least half ,of all pregnancies unplanned,
women need to be aware of the implications of their
weight for pregnancy, birth, and the health of their ba-
"Women are.at an increased risk of different but equally
serious adverse pregnancy outcomes if they gain or lose an
excessive amount of weight between pregnancies."
They point to two studies.
The first, from Swedeh and involving 207,534 women,
found that weight gain between pregnancies was strongly
associated ivith major complications for the woman and
baby in the months preceding, during and just after child-
The second found that women whose weight fell sig-
nificantly between pregnancies had a higher risk of giving
birth prematurely than women whose weight remained stable
or increased.
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said: "Women
should be aiming for a normal weight before they have their
second child.
"But this research also shows that women also go the
other way and starve themselves to, plummet to a goal
weight. That is also wrong."
He said young girls should be taught the importance of
maintaining a healthy weight, not only for their own physi-
cal wellbeing but also for that of any children they may
want to have in the future.
"There is a known association between ~overweight
and obese parents and the likelihood of a child being
overweight themselves," he added.

Diabetics may do well

on Me~diterranean diet

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Sunday Chinmicle July 29, 2007

. Page Xia

Invites proposals from interested firms to lease andi operate the former AMC/Everton facilities (formerly
Bermine) or any portion thereof.

The Everton Facility is located on the eastern bank of the Berbice River. It is accessible by an all weather road
and is about 8 km (5 miles) from New Amsterdam'. The land area of the Facility is 23 hectares (57 acres). The
Facility is relatively spacious, flat, well drained and is not affected by floods. Its internal and external functional
drainage networks have been quite effective over the years.

The facility allows for:

1 ) Wharf Facilities for ocean going and smaller vessels (berthing Ic.gth~of 800 feet);
2) Equipmentforloading and off loading ships/barges:
a. Derrick bucket capacity of 2.2 Metric Tonnes (MT) and a cycle swing of 35 seconds;
b. Grab Crane--bucket capacity of 1 2 MT and a cycle time of 55 seconds;
3) Warehousing facilities; covered, dried product storage capacity of up to 45,000 MT of material and
stockpile grounds;
4) Workshops with machining equipment;
5) Drying facilities with interyonnecting conveyor system to and from dryers and storage buildings;
6) Calcination facilities (not currently functional but last used in 1998 to calcine bauxite material;
7) Generators to supply power of up to 1.2 MW and a well with related water treatment facilities of up to
300 gallmi nute of treated water;
8) Two flat concrete offit~e buildings.


Interested persons~must register with NICIL and pay a Registration fee of G$5,000.00 (five thousand dollars).
Upon Registration the following will be provided:-

: 1) A Letter ofAuthority to visit the premises.
.: 2) An Information Memorandum containing details of the facility
3) ARequestforProposals (RFP Document)
4) Copy of~idvertisement

Proposals must be submitted to N IC IL not later than September 21, 2007 at l4:00 hours.

For additional information please contact:

The Executive Director
126 Barrack Street
Kingston; Georgetown
Tel. 592-225-6339

-,,UJBy Joene Hendly
NE P OR RuesHat)-Eting a traditional
Medi erranean diet more vegetables, fruits, and Hish,
and fbwer animal products does seem to ward off heart
Disease, an Australian study shows, and it may be.
espe ed beneficial for n aubs a have lower .
death rates f-rom heart disease than native-born Australians. note
Dr. LUnton R Harriss, from Monash University m Meclbourne,
sind oi~leagues. This prompted them to investigate dietary
pattetn in relation to heant-related mortality "in an ethnically
ditiersy population."
e i~ study involved over 40,000 men and women, aged
bet ien 40 and 69 years. 24 percent of whom were native-
born lediterranean while the rest were native-bomn Australian.
TIhef .ivere followed for ten years.
The researchers used food questionnaires to calculale
participants' intake of Mediterranean foods, vegetables, frimis,
and meats. The results of the study are published tn The

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
"Those people in our study that were In the hihest
category of th~ Mediterranean foods pattern (Le. most
frequently consu~med traditional Me~diterranean foods) had
a 30 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
compared to those who were in the lowest category,"
Tha e ivdejsiatos oeun that a Alednesrranean-style diet
"may be most beneficial for persons with dlabzete "
Among: the study partlpicipam with diabetes, Harriss said,
"Our results~ suggest that the Mediterranean diet may lower
mortality from isciiemic hean dicease." How~eve~r. b~ezause those
results are based on a small 1ub-9rample. "more research needis
to be performed to investigated these findings better."
The protective e~ffct of a Merditerranean diet pattern
Against heart-related death was strongest in people who
were free of heart disease at the outset. Nonetheless, "the
Mediterranean foods pattern showed bend~its whether we
included or exclded people wit h a history of card iovascular
. disease," Harriss said.



Mc Lean Street, Curepe, Trinidad

The COOSAL'S Group of Companies is irivolved in limestone
quarrying; sand and gravel mining and processing; production and
manufacturing of r~eady-mixedi concrete and concrete blocks; road
construction and rehabilitation and other general civil engineering
infrastructural works.

We reajuire for immediate employment the following self
mOtjated individuals to work in professional and skilled
positions within the group.

(Ex erience in repair and maintenance of Caterpillar

*) SERVICEMEN (General Vehicle Maintenance)






Req uirements:

A. applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of
the Caribbean Commu~nity to fill th~e following positions, with assigned duty station
in Guyana:

(i) Senior Legal Officer
(ii) Legal Officer
(iii) Clerk, Registry

The positions at ( i) to ( ii) are being recruited under the Canbbean Integration
Support Programme which is being funded under the 9 '" European Development
'~Fund (EDF).

SFull details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the Secretariat's web
Page at http://www.caricom.orq.

SApplications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of birth, work
experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills andlor
expertise, language proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees (at
Least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's wode), and other relevant
information, should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource Management,
SCaribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana or by
1 email to applnhrm~caricom orql.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 17 August 2007.

A4t least five (5) years experience in the related field

Single Status .

Transfer to Trinidad for~l a period of at least one (1 )year

Remuneration and ~~Ter~m~s ~and Conditions of Employmenare

Interested Applicant s should send resume to.:
Mr Andr~ew Railicharran/Boysie
PO Box 16064
e-mail: ramelecrugiuvana.netgV
Telephone: 225-60604/ 624-18f

Deadline for receipt of applications: August 10, 2007
Unsuitable apphlcations will not be acknowled ed
Interviews wdl be conducted mn Georgetown and Newty Amsterdam.


Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

on Friday after days of torren-
tial rain triggered landslides and
About 85 people have dlicd
and nearly 8,000 people dis-
placedl fromn their homes in cen-
tral Sulawesi. A relief. official
said authorities had not been
able to pull1 out manny bodies be-
ca~use of a lack of bcavy machin-
cery) and etitupmelnt.l
In C~hinia. thc toll is far
higher, with more than 500
people killed across this coun-
try in floods this sum~mer.
Meteo~rologists forecast
more dowvnpours for the
Guangxi region and the prov-
inces of Yunnan, Guizhou and
Sichua~n where floods and related
disasters have already taken a
heavy toll.
"The possibility of land-
slides and mud and rock
flows is high and preventive
measures should be taken,"
the centre said on its Web site
This year's monsoon has
also caused widespread flooding
in South Asia and Indochina,
straining disaster relief agencies.
In mountainous Nepal,
floods have destroyed crops and
disrupted transport and elec-
tricity supplies across the coun-
try, officials and media reports
said on Friday.
Around 2,500 houses have
been washed away in the Hima-
layan nation's southern plains,
formng residents to ffee tohigher
grounds after week-long heavy
rains, local media said.
Officials said floods and
landslides have killed about 40
people in Nepal since June
when the annual monsoon rains
In Bangladesh, monsoon
floods continued to spread, in-
undating vast areas in 30 of the
country's 64 administrative dis-
tricts, officials. said on Friday.
"Thousands of people have

been marooned or displaced. We
have opened f'loodl shelters at
several p~;Ilace anld areC bracing for
thle worst,." said Ibrahim i~halil,
an ol hiai~l in Sirajgan district,
o~ne ofl the worst-hit areas north.
of' the capital Dhaka.

Weeks of rain in China's
mountainous southwest, home
to the upper reaches of the
Yangtze river, have mnaae floodls
peak in Wuhan. capital of' the
central province of' Hubei. state
mnedia said.

By Guo Shipeng

BEIJING (Reuters) Asia's
monsoon misery has spread
to Nepal, leaving thousands

of people homeless, while
more rain is expected to bring
further chaos to China's
drowned southwest, where
many have already lost

homes, livelihoods and loved
Rescuers dropped relief
supplies to hundreds of' people
in Indonesia's Sulawesi island

A resident plays with his dog at a flooded bank of the
Yangtze River in wuban, central Chinsa. (REUTERS/China

Across the border in India,
incessant rains over the past
week have displaced hun-
dreds of thousands of people
in the east and northeast, de-
stroyed crops and damaged
bridges, officials said on Fri-
In the eastern state of Bihar,
21 people have died and hun-
dreds of thousands of villagers
have seen their houses washed
away. Road and rail networks
have been disrupted by heavy
monsoon rains over the past
three days.
Rivers in the northeast -
including the Brahmaputra that
also flows through Bangladesh
- have burst their banks.
Floodwaters have submerged
paddy fields and destroyed
"The situation is grini," said
Bharat Chandra Narah, flood
control minister for Assam

Authorities in Hubei had
mobilized tens of thousands
of people to check embank-
ments as the Han River, a
main tributary that converges
with Yangtze, was also swol-
13ut as parts of China battle
floods and landslides, others are
suffering from a h'eatwave and
Temperatures have
reached above 35 degrees
Celsius (95 degrees Fahren-
heit) over the past 10 days in
seven southern and south-
eastern provinces, home to
about 200 million people, the
National Meteorological
Centre said on Friday.
The heat is set to com-
pound the drought in the rice-
grdwing provinces of Jiangxi,
Hunan and Fujian, where
about 1 million residents
faced shortages of drinking

preferably as

Possess the~ necessary yqualifications and skills,
evidenced by certification

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Persons I~vmgy with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Suriday %-hron icie July 29, 2007

1 ~ ~c ~~r ic
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To provide better evidence-informed joint support to the implementation of the 'Guyana National HIV Strategy
2007-2011'the United Nations System in Guyana, with greater involvement of people living with HIV and of youth,
the UNAIDS Secretariat seeks to fill the following two part-time positions:

Facilitator, People Living with HIV

Coordi nates the U NAIDS Secretariat'Expert Reference Group on H-iIV,' comprised of persons living with H IV;
Organises and facilitates meetings for the representatives of the constituency of persons living with HIV on the
Country Coordination Mechanism of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF/CCM) to
share information on the activities and decisions of the GFICCM and to generate feedback;
-Ensures the dissem~ination of relevant documents and other information to the constituency;
-Assists in identifying and brokering technical support and capacity investment needs of the constituency of
persons living with HIV to better participate in the national HIV response in Guyana, towards reaching the
-Guyana targets for unr-iversal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and suIpport;
Assist with the rolling out of the AIDS Competence Self Assessment Tool;
Promotes networking, information-sharing and collaboration of the constituency of persons living with HIV.

Facilitator, Youth, (aged between 21 and 30)

In collaboration with other UN Agencies (i.e. UNICEF and UNFPA) coordinates the UNAIDS Secretariat 'Yopth
Reference Group on H-iIV,' comprised of persons aged 1 5to 27 and facilitates meetings for the representatives obf
the constituency of young people on the Country Coordination Mechanism of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF/CCM) to share information on the activities and decisions of the GF/CCM and to
generate feedback;
-Ensures the dissemination of relevant documents and other information to the constituency;
-Assists in identifying and brokering technical support and capacity investment needs of young people to better
participate in the national HIV response in Guyana, towards reaching the Guyana targets for universal access to
HIV prevention, treatment, care and support;
-Assist with the rolling out of the AIDS Competence Self Assessment Tool:
Promotes networking, i nformation-sharing and collaboration of youth i n the area of H IV.

Required Skills for both positions
-Solid technical expertise in the areas of HIV, leadership and networldng;
-Excellent training and workshop facilitation skills;
-Excellent interpersonal skills, inspiring teamwork and motivating people to achieve results;
-Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders in the Guyana HIV
-A self -starter who can work independently and has the ability to multi-task;
-Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

To support the generation, analysis, dissemination and utilisation of strategic information on HIV, as this
relates to the United Nations System in Guyana, in the Caribbean region and globally, and to keep the wider
public abreast of the activities and decisions of the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFICCM) in Guyana, the UNAIDS Secretariat seeks to fill the following
part-time position:

Facilitator, Public Relations and Website Content

Responsible for writing and disseminating press releases as requested by the UNAIDS Secretariat and the
Secretarial of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Country Coordinating Mechanism in
Guyana (GF/CCM Secretariat);
-Develops web content and ensures the posting of up-to-date national, regional and global information on the
UNAIDS Guyana website: www.una~dids.ogg
-Develops web content and ensures the posting of key documents, notes for the record a~nd ~p-to-date
information on the GF/CCM and Global Fund-supported programme in Guyana, on relevant websites such
as www.hiv.qov.gy and www.unaids.o~rq.gy;
-Assists in responding to routine enquiries from the general public, related to the work of the United Nations in
Guyana in the area of HIV
-Assists in responding to routine enquiries from the general public. related to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria and the GF/CCM in Guyana
-Performs other public relation functions as requested

Required Skills
-Solid technical expertise in the areas of H IV
-Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Excellent interpersonal skills, inspiring teamwork and motivating people to achieve results.
-Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders in the Guyana HIV
-A self -starter who can work independently and has the ability to multi-task
Demonstrated achievements in the conceptualisation, design and production of communication material.
including message and content development, layout/design, proofinglediting, etc

For more? information contact the UNAIDS Secretariat at ~na~id~sguy!~~nCang@saidsagr or by telephone 225-1580 or

Applications, with CVs and names of two references, must be forwarded to h!na~ideguS.~Y1anaa~u 8mid8s ogor to the
UNAIDS Secretariat: ,56 Main & New Market Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, attention Dr. Ruben F. del Prado.
UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Guyana and Surinlame.

By Michael Kahn

LONDON (Reuters) Using marijuana increases the risk
of one day developing a psychotic illness such as schizo-
phrenia, according to a study that provides some of the
strongest evidence yet linking the drug to a mental disor-
Marijuana is one the most commonly used Blegal substances
in many countries with up to 20O percent of young people in
places like Britain reporting either some use or heavy use, Bril-
ish researchers said. citing govemment statistics.
Many consider it on par with alcohol or tobacco but
the results shows marijuana poses a danger many smok-
ers. underestimate, said Stanley Zammit, a psychiatrist at
Cardiff University and~the University of Bristol. who
worked on the study.
The researchers found that. marijuana users had 4;1
percent increased chance of developing psychosis marked
by symptoms of hallucinations or delusions ~later in life
than those who never used the drug. The risk rose with
heavier consumption.
"If you compare other substances Ilke alcohol or to'
bacco it may not be as harmnfhl, but what we are saylag Is
neither is it completely safe," Zamm~lit said in a telephone
Other findings hace highlighted the link between marijuana
use and the risk of setuzophrenia-like symptoms such as para-
nora, hearing voices and seeing things that are not there. .
But this study marks one of the most comprehensive, thor-
ough and reliable reviews of its kind and should serve as a warn-
ing, two Danish rescaschers w~rote m an accompanying com-
ment in mth I.ancet medical journal, which published the study
on Friday. 1
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They said the results mean an estimated 800 cases of
schizophrenia in the Umlted Kingdom could be prevtentedwach
year by ending marijuana consumption. :
"We therefore agree with ~the authors' concluston
that there is now sufficient evidence to warn yeang
people that cannabis use will increase their risk of
psychosis later in life," they wrote.
'The team did not look directly~ at people who used mari-
juana but instead conducted what is called a meta-analysis by'
reviewing 35 studies in search of aE potential connection between
psychotic: illness and using mariguana.
They reviewed evidence from studies ranging from
one yeaor to 27 years and only looked at research :that
did not Include people already showing signs of psy-
chtic: IIIness.
The researchers also adjusted for factors like depression
or a susceptibility to harder drugs that could one day Lead
to a mental disorder to focus -more directly on the links be-
tween marijuana and psychosis, Zammit said.
"We have described a consistent association between can-
nabis use and psychotic symptoms, including disabling p7sy"
chotic disorders," the team wrote.
But both Zamnmit and the Danish researchers said ultimate
proof to show a direct relationship would be have to come
through a randomized trial of healthy young people and long-
term ~follow-up.
Such a study, however, is unlikely given marijuana is
illegal in most countries and the ethical questions given
the drug's known harmful effects, they said.

Applications must be received no later than 1(a

ist. 2007.


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Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Ag ri culture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

(Ex~tension of Closing Date)

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

a.) Reh~abilitation ofA-Line Canal, Region 3
b.) Repairs to Drainage Channel in Green Valley, Linden Region 1 0
c.) Construction of Check Structure at Nooten Zuil, East Coast Demerara, Region 4
d.) Construction of Earthen Embankment at Laddersville, Region 1 0
e) SR aimsan~de I sato~n of Drainag Pumdps anna Rgina and Cozier, Region 2

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

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

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

Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00 h on Tuesday,
July 31, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose tO
attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday, July31, 2007 in the boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Boa rd, Min istry of Finance at the above address.

uyana is more fortunate than many other
countries because a significant
proportion of its natural forest
Resources is relatively intact. This has
led our country to develop polices and pursue
long- term initiatives and programmes for the
sustainable use of its natural resources. Success
in this regard depends on the involvement and
commitment of all stakeholders.
Regulating Agencies such as
the EPA and Natural Resources
Agencies such as the Forestry
Commission and the Guyana Ge-
ol': y ::d M ine s noiss o

agThe EPA uses several tools
to manage the use of the environ-
ment. These include the Environ-
ment Protection Act and Regula- x If 1 sj f &1c
Asesmet:: -: '::' (EAEvrnena aaeetPlans (EMP), Edu-
cation and Awareness etc. Our focus this week will be on the EMP.
TIhis will conclude our comprehensive look on EPA's processes and
So what really is an EMP?
An Environmental Management Plan is a tool to enhance a
company's or organization's production and improve environmen-
tal performance. It comprises:
A set of management processes and procedures which allow
an organization to analyse, control and effectively mitigate the eii-
vironmental impacts of its activities, products or services, and.
A set of processes designed to manage environmental issues
and ensure the organization's goals and objectives are achieved.
A My en EuPe ntche ts e proposed procedures, actions and
measures identified as part of reducing the project's environmental
impacts are not just words but are effectively implemented.
An EMP identifies feasible and cost effective measures that may
reuces ot ntal cu eywse en irnmena uirmpact toiac etabl lev-
tal risks as well as emergency plans in case of accidents.

The type of EMP would vary according to the type of busi-
nms; therefore you need to develop an EMP that is suitable for
your business. The EMP must clearly state the company's com-
mitment and policy to integrate environmental management into its
operation. The specific objectives of the plan include:
Being able to identify the potential environmental risks asso-
ciated with implementation of the project (proposed/ existing).

sato*y m lures ao wthofd sign, deri tioan a eu pmtan
operational procedures to alleviate impacts and reduce risks.
Requirements for ensuring that responses to predicted im-
pacts are effective should be determined along with an implemen-
tation schedule for mitigation.

A programme to monitor the potential impacts of the project's
operational activities and the effectiveness of mitigation measures
should be developed.
The persons within the company responsible for executing
the EMP should be identified.

Identification of the necessary funds (including budget) to
implement mitigation measures.
Emergency Response Plan in cases where the project uses or
produces substances known to have a deleterious effect on the en-

The decision to proceed with a project is partially based on
the expectation the EMP will be effectively executed. As such, the
EPA expects that the EMP will be integrated into the overall plan-
ning and design stage of the project.
It is important to note that while an EMP may be developed
through the EIA process or required independently, approval by
the EPA is necessary and this can determine whether or not an En-
vironmental Permit will be granted.

So, be wise! It's Better to avoid pollution than to try to fix
it afterwards.

You can also share your ideas and questions
by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division. Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen,
on 222-2277/222-5784 or email us at
epa@epaguyana.org or
eit.epaguyana@yahoo.com w-ith questions
and comments.


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

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority


Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager of
National Insurance Scheme and the Cocnmissionerof the Guyana Revenue Authority.

8. AII bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the

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African plant

hat bl ed.n

sp ee s heain g
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) The leaves of Aspilia africana, a plant used in African
traditional medicine, can stop bleeding, block infection and speed wound healing, a
new study from Nigeria confirms.
The leaves and floiyers of A. Africana, a bristle-covered herb known as the "hemorrhage
plant," have been used to stanch bleeding, remove foreign bodies from the eyes, treat scorpion
stings, and for several other purposes across the African continent, note Dr. Charles O. Okoli
and colleagues at the University of Nigeria. Dr. Okoli is currently located in Sydney, Australia
at the University of New South Wales.
To test the plant's medicinal properties, Okoli and his team performed a series of lab and
animal experiments comparing the effects of an extract of the powdered leaves in methanol,
and two different portions or fractions containing hexane or methanol.
They report their findings in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The extract and the fractions of the plant significantly reduced bleeding and clot-
ting time in rats, the researchers found, with the methanol tkaction having the stron-
gest effect.
All components also slowed the growth of Pseudomonas fluerescens and Staphylococcus
aureus, two common wound-infecting bacteria, and reduced wound healing time;. For both halt-
mng bacterial growth and speeding healing, the methanol fraction again had the most powerful
Analysis of the plant extracts and fractions identified a variety of plant components that
could be responsible for its medicinal properties, Okoli and his colleagues note, including sa-
ponins and tannins.
"The results of this study indicate that extracts of leaves of Af ricana have good
potentials for use in wound care and further proyide a rationale for the use of the leaves
of this plant in wound management in traditional medicine practice," they conclude.

Hitler'S book

By Adam Williams and Ayban Uyanik

BERLIN (Reuters) A German historian is campaigning to get Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf"
published in Germany for the first time since World War Two, warning that a delay could
turn the controversial book into a sensation.
But his drive has been criticized by Jewish groups, who say publishing the book too early
would offend Holocaust survivois and send the wrong signal about Germany.
Hitler dictated the tome while in prison in Bavaria following the failed Munich "Beer Hall"
putsch of 1923. It outlines a doctrine of German racial supremacy and ambitions to annex vast
areas of the Soviet Union,
First published in 1925, it was a standard text in German schools after Hitler won power in
Now only purchasers who can prove an academic purpose may secure a copy of "Mein
Kampf". Otherwise, it is not available in Germany, as the copyright holder, the state of Bavaria'
refuses to authorize the printing of new copies.
Bavaria's copyright, assigned to it by the: Allies after World War Two, expires in 2015, after
which time anyone will be able to publish the book. .
Professor Horst Moeller, director of the Munich Institute of Contemporary History, says wait-
ing until that date is risky.
"You can be sure it will be sold as a sensation," Moeller told Reuters.
He argues that the existing publishing ban gives the book a dangerous mystique and
advocates the printing of a new annotated edition as,soon as possible which would include
critical commentary on the text itself.
This, he says, would prevent the book from creating a sensation when the ban is lifted in
"You could prevent that happening, if an academic edition of the book was already available,"
he said. .
But professor Salomon Korn, the vice president of the Central' Council of Jews in Germany, .
told Reuters he was opposed to the historian's plan.
"I believe it is the wrong decision to reprint this book," he said. "The danger I see is that there.
could- be a misunderstanding if this book, which is highly symbolic, comes into publication wit
German help.
He is also worried that World War Two survivors miglit~be offended by a decision to reprint a
book promoting Hitler's hatred of Jews.
"Mein Kampf", which translates as "My Strugle"d, is available online and published
la most countries, including Israel.

ARIES -- A decision you make today will have far-reaching consequences, and i
may result in your placing your career above your family. Switching your focus awa)
from your personal life might not be such a bad idea right now. There is a lot o~
harmony at home, and your personal relationships have never been stronger. The people~
b who love you also support your professional goals -- and they're willing to take .
seatset for a little while. Make a plan for a family celebration once you meet you

TAURUS -- Everyone has a different idea about what art is -- and some peoph!
don't even care what art is. But you know that it offers a lot of enrichment. Toda)
explore what other cultures have to offer in terms of music, film and other types a
artistic expression. Some things ~will bore you, some will amuse you and some wil
shock you -- but all will educate you. Your mind is eager for new images, ideas and.
philosophies. Learning about other cultures will lead to new opportunities.

C,~$b~j~aGEMINI -- Encouragement can be an extremely powerful thing. After all, if yolu
Think back a few years, you will be able to remember someone whose encouragement:
P _r: I,.helped you keep a positive attitude when times got very tough. If you feel grateful.
for that help, you should 'pay it forward' today by encouraging someone else to han:
in there. A very beautiful diamond needs to be brought out into the light so it can be
appreciated fully.
~i. CANCER -- Hae ouben utin of n npeaan o ifficul ak or a itl
bit too long? If you need to pay an overdue bill, corifront someone who has done you
S I wrong, or conquer your shyness and ask out a certain cutie, today is the day to do it
( -- because soon, it may be too late. Procrastination is not your friend -- or if it is, it's
the kind of friend who tells you only what you want to hear and then makes you feel
foolish for having listened.

LEO -- This is a wonderful day for new beginnings and introductions. No matter
what the situation, setting or occasion, you are going to make a very good.impression
4 on the person or people you're about to meet. Your social life is about to take a major
upswing, but is your wardrobe prepared for it? A shopping trip is warranted today,
although you should try to make its impact on your wallet as reasonable as possible.
You can look hot without melting your credit cards.

VIRGO -- If there are any group activities planned for your day today, expect
some ego clashes to slow down the progress and spark some minor discord. When-
ever more than three people get together, the social dynamics can get complicated as
people vie for power. Should this happen, your best strategy is to stay the heck out
of it! Be ready to surrender your control if it means keeping the peace among all. You
have to think and act for the greater good today

LIBRA -- Making a mistake is part of the human condition, so if you get some-
thing wrong today, do not beat yourself up about it! Your self-esteem has been on a
huge upswing lately -- don't ruin all of this fun momentum by giving in to any type
of a depressed vibe. You just don't have the time. So you made an assumption, and
your hunch was off -- big, deal! The power to stay focused rests in your own hands,
not anyone else's. And besides, no one else cares that you goofed. Why should you?

SSCORPIO -- Today, monumental goals suddenly feel more attainable than ever! You
are so close you can nearly taste it, and your ambition is telling you to throw caution
1. .. to the wind and just go for it! Welcome any disruptions to your routine with open
-'r arms -- because they are going to bring you fresh ideas, new adventures, and funny
(1I 'people that will invigorate you and take you that laSt mile. This is the beginning of a
fi* new phase for you, in which your outlook is going to be much more positive.

SAGITTARIUS -- If you need to get someone. a gift, don't just go shopping at
the nearest mall -- use your creativity and put youlr hands to work. You have the
ability to craft a truly meaningful present if you look into your heart. Think of whai
you really want to give, and something unique will come to mind. The price tag at-
tached to your gift is not what is going to impress~ another person -- it's the thought
put into it and the amount of time spent on it that will.

CAPRICORN -- Has your drive for success gone into overdrive? It's all well
and good to aggressively pursue your goals, but' you have to be mindful of the fact
That not everyone else has the level of stamina that you have. Just because you want
something badly does not mean that everyone is eager to help you get it. Your per-
. sonal desires are not something everyone can relate to, so if you want others on board.
you have to work extra hard at encouraging them.

Today, knowing the difference between a fight you can win and a fight you can't win
is crucial -- you can't afford to waste more energy on a person who's never going to
come around to your way of thinking. There's nothing left to debate -- it's time to
agree to disagree. Going around this obstacle will take a lot less~energy than trying to
1~EA&AIS -Yu aetoko wihbatest igtad hc geofetgt rid of it.

PISCES -- Negotiating relationships between some fighting coworkers will be ex-
tremely easy for you today, because no one can argue with the points you'll be mak-
ing. Your ability to explain complex viewpoints with clear-headed simplicity is a pow-
>erful tool, and it will help everyone keep the proper perspective. Play peacemaker,
because you may be the only person who can! Suggest that everyone involved truly
try to understand opposing points of view.

SundiayChi-on icle~uly-29,-200T`


_ _

Our God and soldiers we
alike adore

Ev'n at the brink of danger;
"' Ot before:
After deliverance, both alike

Our God forgotten, and our
Soldiers slighted*
FRANCIS QUARLES (1592-1644) Epigram.

well section, and a baby, not older than Jancy was
seated in the middle of it. While I watched, he crawled
to the edge and then back again, as though the rug were
an island and he was marooned.
Sharon Oard Warner, "A Simple Matter of Hunger"

Comment: One of the points to note in the passage
is that "island" and "marooned" reinforce the sense of
rigidly divided space.

A tip to remember: When you write descriptions,
you can use prepositional phrases, as Warner does,
Their use establishes spatial relationships between ob-

Prepositional Phrases

A prepositional phrase is a group of words that
begins with a preposition and usually ends with a
noun or a pronoun, called the object of the prepo-

Find the prepositional phrases in the following sen-
tences. The first two are done for you.
1. I voted against the idea. .
2. The elevator is necessary for us.
3. The poet, Nikki Giovanni, was born in 1943.
4. Take the serving of salad on the right.
5. Which of these elevators is working.
6. After the meeting you should take this report to
the sixth floor.
7. Prompt decisions are helpful to us.
8. We sometimes work late at night.
9. The garage is behind the house.
10. The engine purred after the adjustment.
11. It starts with ease.
[To be continued next week]

Solution to "The Exclamation Mark or Point"
1. How noisy the auditorium is! [Exclamation point
or mark])
2. Please pay attention to the presentation on Chi-
nese arts. [Full stop or period)).
3.- Many Chinese paintings;.portray the beauty of
China. [Full stop or period]
4. What restful colours the artists use! [Exclamig-
tion point or mark]
5. We'll pass around this mountain-side scenery by
this new artist. [Full stop or period]
6. Wow! [Exclamation point or mark]l
7 What a spectacular screen painting! [Exclama-
tion point or mark]
8. How beautiful Chinese architecture is! [(Ex-
clamation point mark]

a~,ge XXVI

Sunday Chronicle July 29, 2007

'5:~Ir--- -

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T nteE cae gently as a rule. The sky was still clear,
the sea blue and calm, and the sun warm. But there
would be an uncertainty in the air. Gold and scarlet
leaves that littered the countryside in great drifts whis-
pered and chuckled among themselves, or took experi-
mental runs from place to place, rolling like coloured
hoops among the trees. It was as if they were practis-
ing for something, preparing for something, and they
would discuss it excitedly in rusty voices 'as they
crowded round the tree-trunks. The birds, too, congre-
gated in little groups, puffing out their feathers, twitter-
ing thoughtfully. The whole air was one of expectancy,
like a vast audience waiting for the curtain to go up.
Then one morning they threw back the shutters and
looked down over the olive-trees, across the blue bay
to the russet mountains of the mainland and became
aware that winter had arrived, for each mountain peak
would be wearing a tattered skull-cap of snow. Now
the air of expectancy grew almost hourly.
In a few days small white clouds started their win-
ter parade, trooping across the sky, soft and chubby, long,
and driving them before it, like an ill-assorted flock of
sheep, would come the wind. This was warm at first,
and came in gentle gusts, rubbing through the olive-
groves so that the leaves trembled and turned silver with
excitement, rocking the cypresses so that they undulated
gently, and stirring the dead leaves into gay, swirling little
dances that died as suddenly as they began. Playfully
it ruffled the feathers on the sparrow's backs, so that
they shuddered and fluffed themselves; and it leapt wifth-
out warning at the gulls, so that they were stopped in
mid-air and had to curve their white wings against it.
Shutters started to bang and door chattered suddenly
in their frames. But still the sun shone, the sea re-
mained placid, and the mountains sat complacently, sum-
mer bronzed, wearing their splintered snow hats.
For a week or so the wind played with the island,
patting it, humming to itself among the bare branches.
Then there was a lull, a few days' strange calm; sud-
denly, when you least expected it, the wind would be
back. But it was a changed wind, a mad, hooting, bel-
lowing wind that leapt down on the island and tried to
blow it into the sea....
(Taken from "My Family and Other Animals" by
Gerald Durrell)

About the Excerpt
1. You have had the opportunity to read the extract
about the approaching c'.ange of weather which was
making a great impression upon the writer. Read it over
once more, this time underlining all the phrases that de-
scribe the phenomenon. You can then proceed to write
a description which gives a clear picture that marks the
change of weather.
2. Write a description of the prevailing weather con-
ditions at present in our country, Guyana. Try to make
it as arresting as the passhgge above which, as you must
have seen, is made to cqme alive with the use of au-
thentic details. :' i
3. Write a conversadda beteen two or three of the
,.ob csideptfioned in the excerpt above about the pre-
vailing atmosphere. Just tell anything you think is fit-
ting conversation for themt in that air of expectancy. .

Descriptive Writing

Good descriptive writing depends on the creation of
vivid word pictures and the organization of those pic-
tutes into an effective pattern.

In the extract below, note how Stephen King, a well-

nowne great wr-iter, organizes details to let the r-eader

Lightning flared in a blue sheet, giving Anderson
a shuttered-click of what she had come to think of as
her neighbours did as her dooryard. She saw the truck
with the first drops of rain on its windshield; the short
dirt driveway; the mailbox with its flag down and tucked
securely against its aluminum side; the writhing trees.
Thunder~ exploded a bare moment later, and Peter
jumped against her, whining. The lights went out. They
didn't bother dimming or flickering or messing around;
they went out all at once, completely. They went out
with authority.
Anderson reached for the lantern and then her
hand stopped.
There was a green spot on the far wall, just to
the right of Uncle Fran~k's Welsh dresser. It bobbed up
two inches, moved left, then right. It disappeared for a
moment and then came back....
She turned toward Peter, hearing the tendons in
her neck creak like dirty doorhinges, knowing what she
was going to see. The light was coming from Peter's
eye. His left eye. It glared with the witchy green light
of St. Elmo's fire drifting over a swamp after a still,
muggy day.
Stephen King, The Tommyknockers

About the Extract
We know that you have read the passage well. But
we do not know how much you were able to see the
picture and so appreciate the writer's technique. Well,
our deliberately chosen comments follow:

a) In the first paragraph, the writer is able to help
bring the scene to life with vivid images like "lightning
flared in a blue sheet" and "thunder exploded a bare
moment later."

b) The writer uses the words "hearing the tendons
in her neck creak like dirty doorhinges" as an effective
image. Examine it for yourself and then tell why it is
effective. Tell your thoughts to a study partner or some-
one else whom you think is interested in good writing.

Spatial Order

Be cognizant of spatial order: When you describe,
it is always a,good idea to organize details in spatial or-
der. Understand that good descriptive writing depends
upon the effective use of details, and the organization
of those details into meaningful patterns.
One natural way of affecting spatial order is either
from a left to right, front to back, near to far, clock-
wise, or counterclockwise presentation of details.
Let us see how another writer, Sharon Oard Warner,
organises the details of her description? ~

The pediatric ward is divided into two unequal
sections by a length of Plexi'glas that juts out into
the middle of the.room. A t~ile at one end keeps
people from walking into the flat edge. Orange and
brown upholster-ed chairs line both sideds of tim
transparent wall, back to bdck, as though some
enormous game of musical chairs is about to begin.
The smaller section of the room is reserved for
well patients, and a ~prominent sign directs the rest
of us to the other side.
When I carried Jancy in this morning, I stopped in
the entrance, momentarily confused. Some redecorat-
ing had gone on since our last visit. A large oval braided
rug covered an expanse of institutional carpet in the un-

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Minister of Tourism, Industry & Commerce
And the

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-Sunday iChronicle July 29, 2007

"''The trees look okay on the
surface but the roots are swim-
mingz in water. Cherry plants
arue tough but they produce bet-
ter in the dry.The drier the Iland
the better.
He has acquired a pump at
great cost for purposes of bet-
ter drainage of the farmlands
during the rainy season.
Joseph sa d that his decision to
xand hs cliaon ofcres i

thre isa 1ra ov sal demanddfor


begin in etorandae ohe plg nam
triilondal alueato echhd isi" h
entific information which as-
serted that one cherry provides
nthamoun of vitai dnCequiva-
lett htpro e by eighty
orangs.atibthi nd
Even mbtehsvigoran
relative good health at seventy five
to his habit of drinking pure cherry
juce on daily basis.
"I don't put cherries in a
blender. I use a wine press,
which means that there is no
water in the juice. It is pure
cherry juice'" he said.
He makes a dehicious cherry
wine for home use.
He disclosed that he intends
to produce the cherry juice and
cherry wine on a commercial
basis, once he can get a standard
container for the products.

Department hern aprove
Our juice and wine as fit for
sale. We have the labels ready.
We are just trying to get the
night container for bottling these

flering them for sale as pets and
as meat.
The energetic farmer
says that he is eyeing a cur-
rent high ~demand for rabbits
as pets and meat as another
lucrative market for his agr-i-
cultural endeavors.

Joseph is assisted by his
son Kevin and daughter
JoAnna, both British citizens
who are at home with him to
help him manage the farm .
Joseph credited Minister of
Agriculture Mr Robert Persaud
the staff of the National Agri-

culture Research Institute
(NARI) with encouragement
and support for the expansion
of his cherry orchard.
The cherries apart, Joseph
is also involved in rabbit pro-
duction. He has reared several
breeds of the animals and is of-

From page XHI
giving fifty pounds each crop;
but could get as much as
eight crops from each tree
with better drainage.
Explaining the cultivation
process, he said,"You might find
this amazing; but if you fertil-
ize a tree today, you can begin
to harvest a crop of cherries
three to four weeks after.
The time line, he says, goes
lird this bSI conday afier,

day ra eri fe ouzanion thned te is
bees); seventeen days after
fertilization, the fruits begin to
appear, and twenty to twenty eight
days after they are matureandready
for harvesting".
He plants sixteen different
varieties of the cherries ranging
from very acid to very sweet.
With the sweet variety,
even the green ones are sweet,
visitors have found.
A crop can be harvested ev-
ery five weeks he said, adding
though that the quality of the
fruit would drop if this is al-
lowed to continue over an exten-
sive period of time.
The cherries have been
golden too for many residents in
Coverden and surrounding areas.
Joeseph says he employs
rah avrg io thirty-six persons
He pays them ten dollars
for each pound of cherry har-
vested and very good harvest-
ers have been picking as much
as eight hundred pounds per

d y
ay"A good picker can eamn and
there is one particular lady who
earnsand has eamed as much as
eight thousand dollars per day fromn
cherry picking," he said.
He also employs an addi-
tional staff of ten for mainte-
nance and crop husbandry.
The enthusiastic cherry
farmer spoke about the perfect
cherry: "It is in size halfway
between that of a small marble
adua table tnis ball; it skin

Ikowas lea little jvell id ook
others, you cannot fail to ap-
preciate that God created it and
the others with it."
He sells to TOPCO, the
Demerara Distilleries Limited
Subsidiary which produces fruit
juices and disclosed that the
market has burgeoned since the
opening of the state of the art
processing centre by DDL at
Diamond East Bank Demerara
in May last.
He sells to markets in Lin-
den and sells too, to a lesser ex-
tent, to individual hucksters
who re-sell cherries at Bourda
and Stabroek markets.
It has not always been
smooth sailing though. Jo-
seph recalled having to bury
six thousand pounds of cher-
ries one dayawhen tenprog

Timehri, broke down .
The protracted rainy season
too is a cause for some worry
since the water table on the farnt
has risen .


-~ ~K,.

,i. i d

OH MOnday, July 30, 2007
at the National Exhibition Centre

Sophia, Georgetown at 10:00 hrs
Please make a special effort to attend to learn about:

All are invited

For more information, kindly contact

Guyexpo Secretariat' at
227-4346/226-1507 or

Welcome to the 1462"" edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Sovihr~fliicanr Me~llktert or Milk Tartis ar vacriaton nf~an egg custard pie which origtinted w~ith theL DutcLh
.settlers~:who came~rSouth~Afi~icau in 1652. Melktert watrs then mrodlifidc anld madelL afiL purey!I Sutth.4fricanil
. creatiilm by1 the Cape' MalaysF who0i~~ we orelruhtto Southt.4frica ars sla~ves.

Ltine thec bottom and sides of two p~ic plates with the pastry and
ma7ke a raised edge for each.
To make the custard pie filling:: add the butter, salt and
cinnamon to the boiling milk. M~ix the Chamnpiorm Curstard
Powder, corn flour and cake flour to a paste with the cold mlilk
anld then stir in a little of the hot milk mixture. Stir the custard
mixture into the hot milk. Add4 tbsp ofthe sugar and br-ingl to the
boil. stirring continuously. Remove fi~om the stove wh~enl thle
naixtute has thickened and discard th~e cilnnamon.
Beat the egg whites until stitY but not dry. Gradually beat in th~e
remaining sugar. Beat the egg yolks lightly and adda little ofth~e
custard mixture to the egg yolks. Then stir the: yolk custard
mixture into the main custard mixture and add: the almond
extract. Fold in the egg wvhites. being careful not to beat but add
with a gentle folding motion. Pour the inixture into th~e pastry
cases and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Lower thle
temperature to 37500 F and bake for a further 10 to 15j minutes or
un la thep filing ha setn Cool slightly and spri kle the top ofth~e

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cu4p wlrole milk
M~ cup white sugar
7 tabicspoons coffee, brewed strong
I sgg yolk~ & egg white
: cup whipped fresh cream for garnish
16 colle~e beans, for garnish. as desired
In a sm~di bpwl. plix togalether he custard powder and
i cup of'the milk and stir uritil powder dissolves. Set
aside i n a mediium-sized saucepan. pour in the sugar
Jnd her~u over mlediuml fame until the sugar begins to
C~Tnln.i:Ize: At that point. add .Si~th cup mlilk and the
,. bre-.e.l coffee and bring this mixture to a boil. The
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Insl IIs1aboueald c st rin un til e custard nd
.II Lrhk e. enou~gh to coat the back ofa wooden spoon.

I .l pastry (preferably pidf pastry)
I B tsp butter
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mixture. Sprinkle the sugar into a saucepan over gbd pih s
mnediumn heat. WhenL7 thle sugar begins to caramelize; 1 stiek cinnamlon .
add the remnaining! milk and coffee to the pan. and bring 3 etips boiling milk
to a boil. At this starge, the caramel will become very 2 .tsp Champion CustardPriwder
crusty. Reduce beat to low, and cook untlil the sugar ~ 3 tsp corn flour
dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in the custard powder 3 tsp cake flour
mixture, and cook,. stirring until the custard thickens. 2 thsp cold milk
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separate, clean glass or metal bow~l, whip the egg white 4 ag gssprtd
umtil softrp aks orml. toldl th cg white crfurlly ilu`y tsp almond essence
serving dish or individual ramnekins and refrigerateun;til Cinnamon and sugar
firm, at least two hours. To serve, add a heaping~ Pr~lehet nten to 4007 F
tablespoon of freshly whipped cream and garn~ish with
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" Sultan of Sleaze" arrested

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) A celebrity porn broker dubbed
the "Sultan of Sleaze" has been arrested over accusations
he tried to sell film star Tom Cruise stolen photos of his
2006 wedding to actress Katle Holmes, published reports
said on Thursday.
David Hans Schmidt, best known for arranging the sale of
celebrity sex tapes and nude photos, was taken into custody at
an undisclosed location in West Hollyw~ood, an FBI spokes-
woman confirmed to Reuters.
The spokeswoman, Laura Eimuller, said she could not dis-
cuss the charges against Schnudt, 47, because the case was un-
der seal while further investigation proceeded.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Ange-
les also declined comment.
But Web site The Smoking Gkin (http://
www.thesmokinggun.com) reported that Schmidt was accused
of trying to sell Cruise a large cache of private photos from his
2006 wedding.
Cruise's attorney, Bert Fieldh, told The Smroking
Guna that Schmnidt approached the actor's representa-
tives earlier this year about~ the photos, which had
been s~tolen, and that they immediately contacted fed-
eral aunthorlities.

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(Bollywood) Film stars Kareena Kapoor and R. Madhavan
have been crowned winners its the first-ever "Cutest Veg-
-etarian" online poll conducted by petal~ishoom People
for the Ethical'llreatment of Animals' (PETA) India's kouth
division. It was a close race with stiff challenges mounted
by a bevy of hottle runners-up, including Mallika
Sherawat, Mahima Chaudhary, Shahid Kapur and

R en hok it Bollywood beauty Kareena Kapoor's radi-
ant hazel eyes and there's no doubt that cute and vegetarian are
one and the same. The
'youth icon and reigning
Screen queen also has the
talent to match her cap-
tivating looks: Kareena
recently won the Best
Actress Star Screen
Award for her perfor-
mance mn Omkara.
In the male category'
it's no surprise that
hartthuro hMdaavan -
has Iruphd vt
before ging n Tto p.,
in dozens of films in-
cluding the much ac- .,
claimed Alaipayuthey -*.
:-nd Guru- Madhavail
/ !as always encouraged .--
!young people to go veg-
etanlan for their health>
hec animals and the environment. He has also helped his Friends
: P'ETA help animals every chance he.gets. He shot an ad in
.;bich he crammed himself into a cage to show how chickens
.:ffe'r, made a pro-vegetarian public service announcement, did
an: introduction in Tamil fo~r PETA 's "Compassionate Citizen"
education n program and launched petar~ishoom.com's popular
mr-vegetarian online e-card.
Explains Madhavan, "Chickens may not be cute and cud-
like some animals, but they still feel pain just like you and
.It's simple I love animals, so I don't eat them".
Why are so many celebrities shunning meat faster than
:ican say "veggie~tpurger"? Celebrities cite many rea-
.i for forgoing,fleisk,;from avoiding the' cruelty inher"
;:in all meat production to improving ~their health and
r-gy levels and helping the environmental by not contrib~
i:g to factory-larm pollution.


(Bollywood) Two firms in the UK( are claiming
she owes them money; sources say celeb PR
Maxr Clifford is targeting her for dlumpng
Earlier it was "good friend" Raj Kundra's wife Kavita
calling her a home breaker, followed by celebrity PR firm
Max Clifford dropping her f~romn their client list due to her
inaccessibility. And now perhaps the last nail in the coffin
is that a London law firmu and a security firm are allegedly
all set to sue Shilpa Shetty-
According to reports from London, her management
firm Cine Entertainment has apparently failed to pay
off debts worth $20,000 to Carter Ruck for legal advice
and guidance given to her after the 'Big Brother' scandal
earlier this year. According to reports, the security
company CTR Services is also planning to sue the actor's
company as they claim her company owes them $6000
for providing her security in the UK sometime back. In
fact, CTR had sent a notice to the actress' agent Farhath
Hussain on June 26 asking for the money and had
threatened to sue the company if they failed to do the
Dale Bhagwagar, Shilpa's spokesperson says,
"Shilpa, though associated with Farhath's company for

her promotions and assignments, is in no way linked
with the other companies. She is not directly associated
with the company's concerns and thus cannot be held
responsible." Farhath Hussain, however, says all this
is a conspiracy to attack Shilpa. He says, "The law firm
did send us a bill of $10,000. We just wanted to know
how they came to this amount, so we asked our
solicitor to ask for a call sheet. Also, the security
agency shouldn't have any issues as we have .Ilrc.dl
paid every penny that we owe them. Their paymelrnl flr
delayed because the figures they mentioned we~re notl
right and we asked them to rework them and so, the,
According to sources, celeb PR Max Clifford is
getting back at her by spreading negative stories about
her. They claim she dumped him and not vice viersa!

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exam before getting insurance. In
certain circumstances, drug
screening is conducted and ac-
tors are required to provide
blood and urine samples. In
cases of known drug abuse,
"minders" are sometimes re-
quired on set to keep an eye on
the actor.
Kingman said he had even
helped craft policies for actors
in the event they risked the pos-
sibility of incarceration.
"I have been successful
in finding and creating incar-
ceration coverage for certain
actors on probation which
can be revoked if they break
certain rules," he said, citing
the case of Robert Downey
Jr., another high-profile star
with a history of legal, drug
and alcohol problems.

L;OS ANGELES (Reuters) -
"To insure or not to insure?"
It isn't Shakespeare, but It is
the dramatic question Holly-
wood filmmakers are asking
about Lindsay Lohan follow-
ing her legal troubles this
It is an important question,
too, because whether companies
insure Lohan's future movies
may determine whether she will
quickly fall off H~ollywood's A-
But Lohan fans have little
to fear because no actor is un-
insurable, say underwriting ex-
perts. While some producers
may balk at conditions for hir-
ing problematic stars, experts
say that unless an actor is serv-
ing time in prison, even the
most volatile can be covered --
albeit at a high cost.
"For a price, anything can
be done, although an insurance
carrier can make things so un-
palatable that at times the milk-
ers of the film just won't be in-
terested," said Ross Miller, part-
ner with insurance brokerage
D.R. Reiff & Associates Inc.
Lohan's arrest this week in
Los Angeles on suspicion of
drunken driving and cocaine
possession has left Hollywood
wondering if the actress, who
shot to fame as a child in Disney
films like "The Parent Trap," is
too risky to cast in a film. -
It remains to be seen
whether her latest relapse and
brush with the law will cost her
a role in "Poor ThingS," a film
produced by and starring Oscar-
winner Shirley MacLaine.
SA statement was expected
earjly next week on whether the
movie, already delayed this
Spring due to an earlier rehab

stint by Lohan, will proceed
with or without her.

Insurance experts say the
industry has long dealt with
similar situations, although they

the set, costing the movie's
makers hundreds of thousands
of dollars,
Brian Kingman, a man-
aging director with entertain-
ment insurance broker Aon/
Albert G. Ruben said cover-
ing situations like Lohan's
required a lot of calculation
and risk management.
Insurance rates for errant
actors can range anywhere from
1 percent to, 3 percent of a
movie's production budget,
which can range from $5 million
to $100 million or more, he said.
"Filmmakers fall in love
with certain actors for certain
roles and my job is to find risk-
takers to take on the risk,"
Kingman said.
He said actors were always
required to undergo a medical

may seem more frequcalt with
the recent heavy media scrutiny
of Lohan and fellow troubled
party girls Paris Hilton and
Britney Spears.
"I don't think it (a prob-
lematic artist) is any more of
an issue," said Wendy Diaz,
entertainment underwriting
director at Fireman's Fund
Insurance Co., the leading
film underwriter. "It's pretty
standard year to year."
But Diaz did say the terms
for covering Lohan would likely
be "serious at this point.
She said Fireman's Fund, in
such a case, Would likely put in
higher deductibles, or ask the
star to put their salary into es-
crow to pay for any losses if
production was disrupted.
Last July, a producer on
Lohan's last film, "Georgia
Rulle," scolded her publicly for
repeatedly showing up late on



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paddling along the river on their way to school. Guyana is a
'land of vast differences and for these children the differences
I reflect themselves in several respects, including their mode of
transportation -
The Government of Guyana is successfully implemeriting the
Edurcj 1Ion~ for All / Fast Track Initiative through the Ministry~of Education.
This project is a global partnership between donor and developing
countries to ensure accelerated progress- towards the Millennium
Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015: The.
impF7;"lemeni ano~n and monitoring has indicated a significant increase in
attendance by school-age children in hinterland primary schools.
The project which is being effected in schools in Regions 1, 7, 8,
9 and riverain areas in Region 10 has several components including


the payrilent of Iremote of areas incentives where teachers are paid
I an allowance for -serving in these. areas, establishment of learning
Resource' centre, free distribution of text books, construction of
teachers' qiuarters~and~ the provision of a hot-meal school feeding
.programme. This programme has had a significant impact on the
n7uinlona~rl~ l needs of the children and a significant higher attendance
has been the immediate result..
Teacher training has not been neglected in the hinterland regions
and the Mvinistry has a programme in place which has upgraded and
trained over three hundred teachers through Distance Education
The Ministry is promoting the goal of equity in education to provide
all citizens of Guyana with an educational experience of comparable
qualityi., I

LFlRd031~ a EpdUCBAST~O UR)C~

Letting there b

Minister of Education, outlines proposals for

organizational changes in the education system



VOLUME 2 July 2007

Minister Shaik Baksh

Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh
outlined several proposals to improve
the performance of the education
system at a workshop entitled
"Delivery of Quality Education in a
System of Decentralized Education
Management. (DEM),,

The objectives of the
workshop were:

1. To examine the structure
and process. of Decentralized
Education Management (DEM)
and defmne the roles, functions
and responsibilities of Central
Ministry, ~Regional Democratic
Councils, Regional Education
Committees and Regional
Education Departments.
2. To develop and strengthen
mechanism and systems for better
management, supervision and
accountability for the delivery of
quality education in the Regions.
3. To review present policies and
practice and to identify problems
and issues relating to DEM.
4. To develop a system of
monitoring, evaluation and
professional development in the
education sector to promote and
guarantee the delivery of quality
Speaking to New Horizons for
Education, the Minister said that in
order to achieve these objectives,
organizational changes are necessary
and outlined the following.
* The Inspectorate Unit will be
re-organized into a unit to be
called Monitoring, Evaluation,
Reporting and Development
MERD. This will be headed
by the Deputy Chief Education
Officer (Development)
* An Administrative Unit to be
headedby Deputy ChiefEducation
Officer (Administration) will deal
with Central Ministry Regional
issues and relationships and will
focus on policy implementation
and monitoring.
* The Organizational Structure
of the CentraL_.Ministry_ to .be
changed to place the Assistant
Chief Educar th r'Ec`fi cers Nursery.

Cross section of participants at workshop

Primary and Secondary directly
under the Chief Education
* There will be two levels of
monitoring, evaluation and
reporting. One from the MERD
to the Regional Education
Departments and selected schools,
the other from the Regional
Education Departments to all
schools. In this case all schools
in each term will be visited and
inspected and reported on by the
Regional Education Offcials.
* A key organizational change
proposed will be the creation of
a new post of Administrative
Officer in the Regional Education
Departments. This will release
the education officials to focus on
their core areas of competency i.e.

the promotion of effective schools
in the respective Regions.
*Th'ere will be a strengthening of
the organizational relationship
between the Regional Education
Departments, the Regional
Democratic Councils, Regional
Education Committees and
Neighborhood Democratic
*There will be a strengthening
of linkages between the school
system and Parent Teachers'
Associations and Community
Groups and those linkages will
be main areas for monitoring by
the regional education officials.
The organizational changes will
reduce bureaucracy in the education
sector, facilitate direct relationships
and interventions, tighten supervision

of the school system and provide
supportive services at all levels
through professional guidance and
The Minister's expectation is
that the outcomes of these changes

will result in the delivery of a better
quality of 'education, improved
results at the various assessments
and examinations, and higher
standards of performance of the
education sector.

education ri.ad :de ekq ment -are~
intrica\tely ~linked. -:. -
A: teacher's job .involves
multifacetedl skills a~rlcd abilities;
in addition to' being-ab'le to :share~
know~ledge nvith his'her pupils, and
helping them to de\ elop their innate
potentials, the teacher Is a mother
father, fnend, nurse. dramatist,
lawyer. lust to name a few.
'Carol Barnes, a trained teacher
attached to Winfer Gardens
Primary School since 1997 is one
such teacher. She is now a Senior
Assistant Mlistress. She has shown
much dedication to her work. She
genuinely cares for the welfare
of her children and their parents.
She is dedicated to her job, arrives
early for school and leave late in
the afternoons. She is very rarely
absent and always on task, guarding
the instructional time of her pupils.
She was chosen as the Teacher
of the Month for the month of
February this year when this
special recognition of teachers'
commitment was started.
She is certainly wished the
best as she continues to strive for

A teacher is the hub of the wheel.
upon which. education turns.- The
teachers' job is of great iniportance
to the development of a nation, as


from the Minister

of Education

This is the second issue of New
Horizons for Education and is: intended
to provide information on what is
taking place in the education sector:
plans, policies, programmes, projects,
important events and activities. It
is hoped th~at it will lead to a greater
appreciation of the challenges facing
.the education system and the response
of the Ministry of Education in ,
improving the overall performance of
the sector.

Teacher's house at Wauna, Region One constructed through funding by EFA/FTI

Changing the face of

education in the Hinterland

Educationz for all / Fast Track Initiative

Enfoying a bite.

The provision of a meal for school
children began several Jjears ago. -1
According to researchers there i
is a strong relationship between ;ri
the provision of a meal at school a
adteatnac patterns o
pupils, especially those residing in
depressed areas.
Educators have reported that C c ~ -1~3i~'llPL;
pupil's capacity for absorbing what
is being taught is directly related to
the state of their health. It has been
recognized that many children in
the hinterland travel far distances to
attend school. Sometimes without i
a packed lunch. It is the firm belief -.
that providing the Hinterland I
children with a hot lunch will help
them to improve their participation
in educational opportunities
The Miinistry of Educatipp,
throtigh the Education for All/ Fast
Track Initiative began a School
Feeding Programme in September
2006 with nine schools in the
Upper Mazaruni- Region 7. To
late 31 schools are participating
mi the programme across the four and treasurers who would manage ~ programme.
hinterland regions. the funds. Froms September 2006 June
According Deborah Jack Co- The supply agricultural products 2007, the sumt of USS662,888.
ordinator, the programme is being used to cook the meals. The (GS132'577 704) has been dsbar-
implemiented in a phased wray as products should be sourced from sed to the 31 schools participating
communities showr their readiness, the members of the community in the programme. Teachers have
such as: wvherever, possible. reported that there has been
The completion of building of the Region 7, Cuyuni Mazarnmi a marked improvement in the
~'kitchen, has shown exceptional community attendance of pupils at school
*.The provision of: personnel for support and involvement with I8_of since ~the introd~uetion_ of th~e ho~t
training and certification of c60ks 31 of its schools participating in the meal programme.

VOLUME 2 July 2007


The overall objective of the EFA-
FTI, (Education For All-fast
Track- Initiative),- is to assist the
Government of Guyana to achieve
the goal of universal primary
education in accordance with
the Millennium Development
Goals(MiDGs) and the United
Nations EFA goals as stated in the
Dakar Agreement of 2000. The
strategic objectives for achieving
Universal Primnary Education by
2015 are to:
1) Improve the quality and delivery
of education, especially-in the
area of numeracy and literacy;
S2) Improve equity in the education
sector by giving special attention to
previously underserved students;
3) Increase the level of commitment
of students, parents and
commsnte to thoun education
4) Improve the resource of the
education system;
5) Make the education system more
effective and accountable.
The Programme, currently in
its third year of implementation,
encompasses three initiatives which
are subsequently divided into sub-
Sinitiatives, each of which represents a
specific implementation activity. The
initiatives and sub-initiatives are as
(a). Initiative I -Improving the
Quality of the teaching Force in the
IA: Training of qualified teachers
using the GBET Distance Education
IB: Continuous professional
development for all trained teachers.
IC: Establishing satellite learning
resource centres for teachers within a
school cluster.
ID. Improving the conditions
of service for teachers (remote areas
incentives and teacher housing)
(b). Initiative II Enhancing the
Teaching/Learning Environment in
Primary Schools. .
HIA: Accelerating the
establishment of the Escuela Nueva
learning model; .
IIB: Establishing Child Friendly
classrooms in Coastland schools
IIC: Improving the status of
utilities acrossdl primary schools; _
IID: Provision of textbooks
@. Initiative III -Strengthening

the School and Community
IIIA: Accelerating the
implementation of school
improvement plans (SIPs) in all
IllB: Upgrading the present
school feeding programme in the

kitchen. have trained and medically
certified cooks, have a committee
of management and undergo
basic training in management and
implementation of the school feeding
SEFA-FTI provides the schools
with investment funding to equip
their school kitchens and operation
funding to provide one hot meal for
pupils attending the primary schools
in Regions 1,7, 8 and 9.vy

To date, Guyana's
FTI programme has
implementation of
following sub-initiatives.


1. Establishment of satellite
learning resource centres in eleven
communities in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9.
2. Payment of Remote Areas
Incentives to Hinterland Primary
school teachers in Regions 1,7,8
andG9 and riverain e0; (Government
the sums paid by EFA-FTI and pay
incentives to Nursery and Secondary
school teachers in Regions 1,7,8
and 9). Those teachers close to
the Regional centres receive five
thousand dollars per month while
those far away from the regional
centres receive seven thousand
dollars. This allowance is intended to
help to cushion the high cost of living
in the hinterland.
3. Four teachers' houses have
been constructed in regions 1, 7, 8 and
9-one in each region. This exercise is
intended to continue in year 3 of the
4. Basic utilities (water,
electricity and sanitary facilities have
been upgraded in selected schools in
the Hinterland and on the Coastland).
The project uses a system which
ensures that the neediest cases are
given preference for upgrading.
S5. Basic textbooks have been
provided to all primary schools
throughout the country. These books
are intended for individual use
by children, for class sets and for
reference in school libraries.
6. Community based school
feeding has been introduced to 31
communities across the hinterland
regions 1, 7, 8 and 9. To qualify
for -participation in the community
based school feeding programme,
__ commu~nities~must~sign an.agreement/
proposal. with the Ministry of
Education,, establish a school

Understanding the Primary School

national assessment programme

LITERACY HOUR r2 J;'b.aa?~~~:~r ag/lj~~~

1 _ __ ~ _I _~


VOLUME 2 July 2007

In April 2007,- 18 538 pupils
throughout the country for the first
tinie wrote the National Grade Six
Assessment, an educational procedure
for transition from the primary to the
se'condary level.
Unlike. the Secondary School
Entrance 1 examination, (SSEE)
commny!i! i cailled' Commo71 n Entrance.
This new pr-ocess involves the
asse~ssmentl of pupils at tw\o more
levels of the pr-i nary system. !lamely
Grades 2 and 4. .
T`hi~s new\ system will facilitate
continuous assessment as well is
the identification of deficiencies and
wi~ll enable adoption of corrective
mneasures; befor-e the pupils ~exit
the primary; sysitem. The stronger
argumnten is thiat eariier diagnosis of
deficienciesT can bec cor-rected ~oonler,
SSEE is a lnorm r-eferenced test
for the purpose of pupils' placement.

r-egulating the admlission procedure
orsecon~dary? placement. and
established pu~pil achievement as the
sole criterion for ac~ess to secondary\
edulcation: Despite these advantages
it h~as se leral disadvantages.
Thiis examiini!ationi is a --one shot
assessment which takes place when :
pulpi\ are about -to exsit the primary
si stemn.
Thet diifference netwecen the SSEE
and thls system~ is that the plre\ ious
process focuses on student placemnent
while the present system will facilitate
identification of pupils' learning.
derficiencipes at no early stage. thereby
enabling the application of th~e
necessary remedial action to correct
these adequacies as pupils progress
through the system. No longer will
there be heed to wait until pupils are
leaving the primary system to find
out whether or what they have learnt.
Continuous assessment is already
the practice in schools. However, it
is now being carried a stage further
in that it will.be formalized and the
marks recorded and stored officially.

In addition, it will reduce the
unnecessary tension and anxiety
among parents, teachers and pupils
and the need for extra lessons since
it has the mechanism for built- in
The assessment is based on
the current curriculum guides for
the four core subjects. They are
Mathematics. English Language
whichh includes r-eading), Scietice
Sand Social Studies. (for Social
Studies. themes of Clealth and
Family 'Life Education). EachI
subject will consist of 2 Papers,
A percentage of the marks
gained at the Grade 2 and the Grade
4 Assessment is combined with
the marks gained at the Grade 6
Assessment ils order- to determined
the candidates' overall scores. Five
percent (5%b) of each candidate's
Grade 2 Score in Mathematics aund
English. and ten percent(iO%)) of the
Grade 41 scor-e in the same subjects
.ar-e added to total marlks gained at the`'
Grade 6 assessment. T~he conibined
scores in Mathemnatics and English~
aIre added to the scores gained in
Science and Social Studies to secu-e
the candidates overall mnark.
The Grade 2 and Grlade 4
Assessments ar~e organized by the
Mlinistry of Education
The administering of` LNational
Grade 2 and 4 Assessments is done
ulnder- examninition conditions.
After the scripts are marked
accor-ding to a prescribed marking
scheme. a cross section of the
scripts -reflecting the top. middle
and bottom performers must be
submitted to the National Centre For
Educational Resource Development
for moderation. After tinoderation,
each school will receive an individual
school report as well as a breakdown
of the results of each pupil.
Each school is expected to
Address the weaknesses and
strengths reflected in these reports.

Top students of Leonora Primary

The Literacy Hour is a new,
balanced approach focused on
improving the reading levels of
all pupils. During this hour the
teacher uses different teaching
techniques which involve pupils
more directly in their own
learning and invites more verbal
interaction involving. the teacher
and their fellow pupils. Strategies
such as phodiips awareness -- the
ability to segprent and play with
the sounds of oral language,
phonics knowledge that written
letters relate to spoken sounds
- and the whole word- method
are designed to ensure success
in readingy and1 to lead pupils to
see the valuej and excitement of
reading for pleasure as well as
for information. The Literacy
Hour. also focuses on the
language experience in which
children are enc~ourared -to sliare

their ideas and experience in their
home language uritil they are able
to express themselves in the target
language, English. This element
helps pupils develop greater
vIocabular~ies and build confidence
in expressing ideas and opinions.

What does it look like
The Literacy Hour focuses on
several differ-ent Language Arts skills
in one 'intense hour of the day. In
one lesson, not all of the skills will
be targeted, but the pupils will work
on Phonemic Awareness/ Phonics
and reading and writing every day.
The Literacy Hour is~structured to
emphasise group or class instruction
and maximize direct teaching time.
The breakup of the Literacy Hour is
as follows: .
15 minutes for whole class
reading and writing.
15 minutes for whole class word

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or sentence work. -
20 minutes for group and
,independent work in which the
teacher works with at least two
ability groups each day on reading
and writing skills.
10 minutes for whole class
review and reflection.
SWithi this model, paipils are given
a chance to understand the skills
they are being taught on many levels

and then to practice the skill with the
teacher in a small setting.

How can parents help
The success of the Literacy
Hour can be greatly enhanced by the
imput of parents in a home-school
partnership. There are several simple
strategies that you can do at home to
support te Literacy our._
Clap and sing to rhymi~s, beat out

rhythms of words play word games
writing brithday cards, invitations,
shopping lists. etc, talk. to your
child, give books as presents, be a
good role model and read yourself,~
encourage and praise your children
in their attempts at reading.
'What a..child can do with
assistance today, they will be able
fo do by themselvesve _tomorrow'._

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of the date on which to return for the
placement letter.

Ministry of Education or Department
of Education in the Region.
In specific cases officers of the
Placement Unit and/ or Departmeilt
of Education will undertaken
verification of residence exercise
by paying visits to the applicants'
All cases of appeals against the
decision of the Placement Unit must
be made on the prescribed form
to the Principal Education officer,
Georgetown Education District
whose decision will be final.
Transfer from Private Schools to
Public Schools will only be considered
during the first two weeks at the
commencement of the new school year.
A child seeking secondary admission
shall be subjected to a written test in
Mathematics and English in order to
determine the class grade to which he/
she shall be allocated.

Application for transfer from
area of residence:
Requests, must be made on
the prescribed form which can be
uplifted at the Placement Unit,
Ministry of Education or Department
of Education in the Region.
Before an application foray
transfer is received and considered
all applicants must first apply for
placement in a school near-est to the
residerice in the Region in which they
reside and must obtain admission.
SSelection of school for placement
in the Georgetown Education District
will bie based on a systeml of Random
Selection from a pre-determined and
published list of nursely and primary
schools. (See attached list oischiools).
Selection of school through the
pre-determined and published list will
be final, but if not satisfied with the
selected school, the parent or- guar-dian
can opt to return to the school nearest
or next nearest to the recsidence in
which admission was gained.

Placement of students who are
Re-Migrants and Immigrants
and cihlidren of Diplomats
SIn addition to established criteria
for admission to primary .a~nd
secondary schools a student falling
into the category mentioned above,
Shall be subjected to a written test in
Matheritatics and English in or-der to
determine the class grade to~whiich
he/she be allocated.
The child's report booklet from
the school attended overseas muist be
presented to the Placement Unit or
Department of Education.
They shall observe the application

Monitoring or compliance
with the placement rules
at Nursery, Primary and
Secondary Schools:
Within the $rst month of the
new school year: officers front the
Ministry will visit schools in all
regions to check on admission lists/
registers to ensure strict compliance
with the laid down criteria and
procedures. Any breach will result
in prompt disciplinary action against
the culpable officers and the removal
and placement of students) into the
requisite school.

Education policy provides for free
access to formal education at the
nursery, primary and secondary
levels. Indeed the national policy
provides for compulsory education
from ages five years and nine months
to fifteen years.
The data shows that access to
education is not a problem and there
is a high level of coverage in the
nursery and primary school with
significant increases in secondary
The challenge to the education
system is to accomplish the goal of
equity in education that is, to provide
all students with a comparable
quality of education. This is a goal
that ~can only be achieved in- the
long -run and will require significant
improvements in school infrastructure
and management, learning resources,
qualified teachers and efficient -and
effective educational services.
The present situation has given
rise' to the concept of 'top schools' at
the nursery, primary and secondary
levels in the Regions and especially
'-in the Georgetowin Education District.
This has resulted, over the years, in
intense competition for places at th-tse
'top schools' ivith parents requesting
placements at. these schools in the
Gieorgetown Education- District from
different areas within Georgetown,
the East Coast, and East Bank
Dremerara as well as Region 3.
Although criteria and procedures
foi placement exist, these are
compromised through the provision
of falsified documents, and incorrect
information by parents and guardians.
In addition. Head teachers and their
staff and M~iinistry of Education
officials are subjected to 'pressures'
to assist in the placement of pupils at
these 'top schools' and the situation
at the commencement of the school
year becomes somewhat chaotic.
It is in this context that it becomes
necessary to .establish new criteria,
and procedures for the placement of
students at the various levels of the
education system.

Placing your child in
Secondary Schools
Placement depends on five
factors: performance in the National
Grade 2, 4 and.. 6, Assessment,
parental/ guardian choice of school,
the availability of places ifi the
school,- c'ut-off score and place -of
residence. 'Each p arent/guardian
is .allowed to, indicate a choice of 4
schools during the registration period
for the examination.."The process
is carried out in phases and is done
electronically. Placement commences
in List A schools, then list B schools,
followed by Community High
'Schools and Secondary Deparmnents
of Primary Schools.
The first step is to rank all pupils
who took the three assessments
according --to their performance
scores. Top scorers are places first in
the 6th form schools of their parent's
/guardian's choice and available
places, if no sixth form school is
chosen, a candidate may be placed in

Teacher Channelle with pupils of Happy Hearts Nursery School

any of the 6th form school according
to marks and available places. After
places .in 6tly form schools are all
filled, placement in the other List
A schools begins. Placement is
done according~to marks obtained,
parents /guardians. choice of
schools, available places and cut-
off score. When places in the List
A schools are exhausted, placement
in List B' schools are considered.
Priority is given to marks obtained,
place of residence, available. places
and the cut-off score. Parental/
guardian choice is not considered
for placement in schools in thi's
category. After List B schools have
~been filled, placement in Community
High and Secondary School
Departments of Primary schools
becomes operative. Placement
decision is made according to
candidates *marks obtained, place of
residence, available places, and cut
off score. Parental/Guardian choice
is not considered for placement in
schools in this category.
In the past, pilrents/guardians were
allowedto choose any secondary school
and Community High school across
the country. According to the-present-
placement policies, -the Ministry
wants to ensure that pupils continue
to secure secondary school placement
on merit while seeking to bring to an
end the problems associated with the

placement of children at schools long
distances away from their places of
residence home. .

Application for Trarisfer based
on higher marks. .
Pupils who have been placed
in a school but obtained marks for
a school with a..higher cui off score
may apply on the prescribed form
to the Placement Unit, Ministry of
Education, 68 Brickdam, Georgetown
or the Department of Education in
the Region for a transfer subject
to the availability of places. These
requests wjill be ranked foi- placement
according to scores obtained.

Documents required: -
Original birth certificate
Address and identification of
parents/guardians~ (to be verified
by submission of utility bills, bank
statement, receipts, identification card,
passports, child's immunization card).

Placement will be made to the
school nearest to the child's resi89nce
and if no place is available to the next
nearest school to' the child's residence.
Placement will be determined
on the order of submission of
Admission' will depend on place
availability. .

How your child is placed. In
Nursery and Primary Schools
-Placement at Nursery and
Primary Schools -
Eligibility: .

Nursery School
The child's third birth anniversary
must be on or before the 31st Malch
in the year in which the child is to be

: Primary School
The child's fifth birth anniversary
must be on or before the 31st March
in the year in which the child is to be

Application Procedure .
-Placement forms can be collected
at the school nearest the residence
or at the Placement Unit, Ministry
of Educaltion, or Department of
Education in the Region.
Forms must be filled out and
returned to the school from which
the form was collected except in
the Georgetown Education District
where the forms must be returned
to the Placement- Unit,-Mfinrstryof
Admission letters will be issued
by the schools in the Regions on
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The Unit of Allied Arts is working as a prime motivator in the
cultural awareness of the child through sharing skills and changing
lives for meaningful contribution to National Development.
Trhis department has the responsibility for the co-ordination
and integration of the Expressive Arts of Drama, Physical

-Education, Dance, Music and Visual Arts in schools.
It is being argued that the introduction of an Expressive Arts
programme at an early age attempts to iditegrate Ar~ts education
which gives support to the rest of the Curriculum ,-:1 provides a
balance for the development jl' the total huLman ential.

Psychologists put forward the view that 'Arts are the core of
the Curriculum'. The benefits to be derived from the expressive
arts programme are numerous and these contribute significantly
to the Intellectual, Physical, Social, Emotional and Moral
Development of the young child.

Indulgence in Visual. Arts allows for creativity, aesthetic
development, skill enhancement, cultural sustenance,. leisure
satisfaction, spiritual satisfaction and economic fulfillment.

Imaginative Codiposition, Grjl,:ic Design, Print Mal~king, and 3
-Dimensional Design, Fiber A~rts, Surface Decoration (Textiles)
Ceramics, Leather Craft and D.ecorative Craft.

Visual Arts
Visual Arts is the combination of Art, Craft and Design. It
embodies theoretical and practical activities of Drawing,

Drama is alive, it is doing. it is being, it provides a medium through which an individual canl express himself or herself. It is a process
that helps students to 'see beyond the printed text.

'Music is an art of organized sound'
While being a primary source of entertainment and relaxation,

the lirofound sociological importance of Music as :e reflectic
of contemporary culture cannot be over-looked.
Among the numerous benefits to be acened~t from Mush


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As a pre-requisite, ~all
schools must submit annually
the numbers of both children
and teachers in the school to
the Departments of Education
in the various regions where
this information is verified and
submitted to the BD>U, .
When the books strive
from the .Book Distribution
SUnit, -the represe~lntai\- e of the
Department of fEducation who
is responsible for storage and
distribution of books m~ust use
the Book Distribution Vouchers
and enrollment infol-rmaiion to
accurately pack and dispatch
books to schools.
On arrival att the school, the
vouchers- and/or- spre~allsheets
must be signed and ;tamlped by
the Head teacher or the' most
senior Teacher inl the absence





10 helo fill the void in

our e ucation system
Securing an adequate number of qualified teachers to serve
the country's education system is one of the most formidable
challenges confronting the Ministry of Education. In the first
instance the growth and expansion of the country's education
system means that a greater number of teachers are now
required to provide tuition for the nation's children. The
increased demand for teachers in local schools ha;s coincided
with other developments both inside and outside: th- education
system that has made teacher availability a maljor- problem.
In the first instance, fewer qualified persons appear to be
choosing teaching as a career, a circumstance which means
that there is now a smaller pool of teachers available to the
education system. Although the Ministry of Education has
intensified its effort to train larger numbers of teachers at the
Cyril Potter Col lege of Education and at many in-service centres
across the country including hinterland regions there is still an
unacceptable shortage of trained teachers in the schools.
Other- challenges ,associated with securing and retaining
teachers include more attractive job offers for trained teachers
outside of` the profession ..and1 -migranonu to teaching jobs
outside of Giuyana.
The teacher crisis has impacted on the various subject areas
to varying degrees and th~e local education system has been
particularly h~ard-h~it by a shortage of mathematics, science,
special needs and foreign language teachers. The absence of
teachers particularly in these subject areas is commonly
to several schools in Guyana and parents have attempted to
resolve this problem through the vehicle pf 'extra lessons."
That notwithstanding, thie Ministry of Education has the
responsibility for ensuring, as far as possible, that an adequate
number of teachers is available to the school system. In the
circumstances the Ministry has had no option but to look.to
retired teachers to fill thle void.
The Ministry of Education has completed a policy.
document for the rehiring of retired teachers which will be
submitted for consideration to cabinet.
The rehired teachers will be placed in critical and key
areas such~ as the nursery level, lower grades of primary and
the secondary departments of primary schools.
In.pursuit of this policy the Ministry will understandably
be concerned that the employment conditions of retirees.
do not impact negatively on the substantive administrative
atrangements of the school system including considerations
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recipients of books under the
distribution programme will
.be required to:
* Ensure that books are kept in
good condition.
Meet the cost of damage
or losses resulting from
negligence or default by the
At the end of` each academic
year~ sltudents must return
text books which must be
checked against the Book
Agreement Form by the
school administration.

Use and Care Of Books
While the Ministry of
SEducation is of the view that
a text book has a life span of
3-4 years, teachers and parents
are encouraged to be involved
with their children in the use
and care of books.

The -Ministry of Education
has formalized a new Book
Distr-ibution. Policy to ebs~ure
the timely -procurement,
Iproper: storage, efficient ald
eqluitable -distribution. care
iand maintenance of books for
~the . i. 01l sp lim i
Ov.er the' last two years
,the Government has provided
'huncireds of millions -of dollars
,to procure books for free
distribution to nursery, primary
and-secondary schools in all the '
Sregpionj. This is in recognition
of the need to proi ide
learning resources to. enhance
ithe learning capabilities of
:schror children and to obtain
Sin -c:ed results at the various
: ~ments and examinations. ~
ei~ main objectives of the
SBoo~i Policy are:
*~r T sure easy 'access to
boo :s by children and
teachers in, the school
sy tecm, particularly. children
with? special needs amd those
in rli- depressed areas. .
*To enslire that the
procurLlement and distribution
. :of text and non text materials
are done in atimelyrnanner to
enhiance leamijng~objectivess
*To make the school
community accountable for
the use, care and storage of
bo!:'i and other'instructional
To ensure equitablee
distrribution and allocation
ofb ooks across the country/
school system, :

Distribution '
Each year the Ministry of
Education, through theP BDU,
distributes exercise books and
text books to schools.across
the country on the advise of the
vitrious technical personnel
and departments within the
Ministry viz. Implementation
Units, Assistant Chief
Education Officerg'
Curricillum Developmelit and
Implementation Unit, among

of the Head teacher -
SIt is expected that the
Regional Democratic Council
must decide on the approach
to be used to distribute the
books to the schools.
For the primary level, each
pupil is given the four Basic
Texts for the four' (4) core
subjects namely, Mathematics,
Social Studies, English,
Science, Reading and exercise
books. .
The Ministry of Education
attaches particular importance
to the refinement ofthie existing
system -of book distribution
'and is in the process of
ensuring that those regulations
associated w~ith an efficient and
effective system be continually
upgraded. Under an agreement
with the Ministry of Education
parents whose children are

between children and parents in
-circumstances of emergency.
-The Ministry of Education
has developed a cell phone policy
that takes account of the various
aforementioned considerations
and have set rules for the use of
cell phones by students on school
premises as follows.
The Ministry of Education
in keeping with its mandate
to ensure that all learners
benefit from the maximum
mnstmectional time allocated for
each school, day, has taken a
decision to prohibit these of
cell phones in schools duritig
class sessions and assemblies.
*Any student found using a
cell phone or any similarga~dget
or device during class sessions
or student assembly shall be
suspended for a number of 3
days in the first instance.

Any- student who leaves
the class sessions and is found
using a cell phone shall also be
suspended for a minimum of
three days. Also be reminded
that no cell phones are allowed
in examination room/centers
and marking centres.
*Insuch instances candidates
shall be' disqualified from
the examination and serious
disciplinary action will be taken -
against the ChieflInvigilator.
*The school shall not be
held responsible for any loss,
theft or damage to, any cell
phone or any suchl gadget.
*"No Cell Phone Usage"
signs are to be conspicuously
displayed in strategic areas of
*All staff members are
advised to lead by example by
observing the rules too.

'Few technological
developments have caught the
'fancy of young people- like
the cellular .phone has. Apart
from beibg easy and efficient
nicans of communication, cell
phones have come to being
seen as 'electronic toys' or
even as attractive decorations.
What is also aliparent is that
the constantly lowering cost of
cell phones -arising chiefly out
'of the recent marketing battle .
between Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph Company and ~igicel
has meant that more people now
have access to cellular phones.
It may well be that the
Ministry of Education- ought
to have taken preempted
action since it was clear some
time ago that a point would
be reached where school

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children would have access the integrity of examinations
to their own cellular phones. if children are allowed
That point ~has long been communication with the
reached. Indeed apart from outside' while they are in an
the compelling distraction examination setting,
that the instrument represents On7 the other hand it has
in a class room setting, one been argued that celkllar
of the greatest difficulties it phones can serve as quick and
poses js its potential impact on eissy means of communication



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With the aim of enhancing the teaching/Iearning
HIV/AIDS books have been purchased

Release of Teachers

to attend classes at

University of Guyana
The Ministry of Education has formalized and strengthened the policy for the
release of teachers to attend classes at the University of Gruyana. The objective
is to ensure that the release of teachers is managed and monitored so that the
riegative impact on clapsroom teaching is mninimized.

The rain elements of the policy are as follows: -
1. Regional Democratic CounciL. Departmnents of Education, School Boards
and Head teachers must give guidance to teach~ers r-egarding the pursuit of`
programmes relevant to the teaching/llearn-ing situation and the needs of
the school and region.
2.Teachers' Conitract period will now be tie (5) years~ Ilupo graduation fr~om
the University of Guyana.
3. Eligibility criteria precludes recent graduates of Cyr~il Potter of Education
who have less than two (2) years post training exper~iecce. Temporary
Qualified Mistresses / Masters, Temporar~y Unqualified Mlistresses/ Masters
and acting teachers are not considered for- release.
*Consideration will be given! to any category of~teacher- to pursue courses
at the University of Guyana in any of the critical subject areas namely,
Mathematics. English. Science. Modern Language. Special Needs,
Reading. Information Te~chnology;. Industr-ial Technology and Home
Economics (Clothi~g and extiles)
4t. Quota system as per grade of sch~ool.
5. Secondment of teachers fr-om one Region toi another is permlissible. The
teacher on secondment. shall be counted as a unit of the school to which
he/she is seconded.
6. Head teacher to put in writing to the Department ofl Education/School
Board the arrangement to be put in place to cushion teachers' absence from
the classroom while at UG.
7. Once a dispensation has been -issued to a teacher to attend UGj. he'sh-e
cannot change his/her pr-ogramme nor take Leave of Absence~ from UG
without prior permission from the Chief Education Officer. Extension of
approved study period is limited to one academicc year-.
8. A teacher is allowed to continue his/her approved programme at UG. if` he'
`she is tutiusferred to another school which has its quota of teachers at UG- *
9. Teachers are to be at work when UG classes are not in session.
10. Application for approval to attend classes at UG requires the teacher- to
complete the presenibed Application Form to which is attached h~is/her
certified UG Timetable. All of which must be authenticated and approved
by the School/Board of Governors/Regional Education Department before
the teacher is granted release by Central Ministry.
SI1. All applications for release to attend UG must be approved by the Central
Ministry. No teacher will be released to attend University of Guyana
unless a letter qf approval is issued by the Chief Education Offcer and the
necessary contract of service entered into.
In addition, the Ministry is holding discussions with -the University of
Guyana with a view to rationalizing the time-table and to run courses on
Saturdaiys and holiday periods.
12. Policy takes effect from the start of the academic year 2007/2008-

Corporal Punishment

Monitoring Unit

to be set up

The Ministry of' Education Task Force set up to complete the new
education legislation has carried out country wide consultations. One of
the more burning issues discussed was corporal punishinent. The ITask
Force is expected to coinplete its work by October of this year.
Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh. speaking in the National
Assembly on a motion Abolishment of Corporal Puniishment in
Schools'. stated that the Ministr~y is firm that C'orpor-al Punishmnent mulst
be administered according to the rules and procedures laid down in the
Manual of Guidelines for the Maintenance of Or-der anld Discipline in
Schopis. According to Minister Baksh over the years there have been l
breaches of the manual by teacher-s. The Minister expr-essed concern
that some Headteachers have not ensured compliance with the rules
and procedures laid down. He, therefore announced that a monitor-ing
Suit will be set up to ensure compliance with the rules governing th~.
administration of Corporal Punishment and teachers folind in breach will
be promptly disciplined.

~School administrators must be reminded of the following:
1. To ensure that a copy of the aforementioned document is available in
their schools for teachers to be aware of.
2.' To ensure that teachers read the manual, it niight be better for sf series
of staff development sessions be convened on this matter.
3. TheDepartmlent Education- could be of glreatlvelp-in--tis-tegard,
ensuring that this document is in schools.

The Parent-TeachaP Association

What it is and what it does


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A training workshop on the use of the HIV/AIDS AND ~HFLE -books. Facilitators from M'acmillan conducted!
the session.

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The school population is bombarded
by societal problems including H-IV/
AIDS, dru~g addiction/consumlption ,
violence and intoler~ance among
A prograrisme to deal with this
challenkge is now imperative. Over
the last five~ years, the Ministry
of -Education has placed greater
emphasis on H-ealth and Family
Life Education (HFL-E). As a result
sever-al wYorkshops werle conducted
which resulting in the dcyclopmnent
.C~urriculum Guides for Gr1ades
1-9. Nursery schools ar~e offering
aspects of HEFLE.
?.Activ:ity Gjuides to accompany the
Currniculum Gjuides for- Grades 1- 9
3.lnlision G~uides -- Gradeii 1-9
4.Facilitator's Manual
5.Resource Package for Facdilitator~s.
Additionally, a Distaunce
Education Module was developed for
the teacher-trainees at the Cyril Potter
College of Education. This module is
mainly for use by the trainees at the
Cyr-il Potter College of Education.
This module is mainly foi use
by the trainees who are studying
via distance. education. However,
the trainees on the Pre- Service
programme have stated that the
module is extremely useful. The
development of this module was

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timnded by CIDA.
Health and Family Life.topics
at N~ursery. Pr~imary and Secondary
levels have beeli strengthened to
encourage a healthy life style at these
Approximately I 200
hecad teac hers/teachers drawn
rm Rtegogns 3,4, ,a ed 1ad
regional level. Facilitators were
contracted to.assist with the training
of teachers.
For the first time, themes were

assessed in this year 's Na~tionabl ihasi:

expected to be an ongoing acin ii
f~or- Grade~ ( Assessment Sociali
Since parents are critical to thec
learinig process too. members of`
the PTA in Regions 5 and 6 w\ere
sensitized also.
The popularradio serial Mer~undoi
Resource Booklet. CD player- and
CDs will be distributed to' selected
Secondary Schools.

The promotion of co-operation
and a closer relationship between
home and school is critical -to the
.enhancement of the process of
teaching and learning. The creation
of Parecnt-Tcach~er associations
a~s an integral part of the schdol
management system seeks to realize
those objectives. .
PTA's represent a chanllenge
to parents w~ho areC concerned
about their children's educjiston
to become integrally involved in
that process. While it is recognized
-that the par-ent Ihas a role to play
in the child's education at~tlie level
of the home, parents' involvement
in PTA's pr-ovide them with
an opportunity to contribute
meaningfully to the development
of the school and, by extension, to
the child's education~.
The PTA plays sevetral critical
roles in the development of the
school, the child and even the parent.

It seeks to promote ~the welfare of
children at school,at home and in the
community. At the administrative
level the P.TA plays a vital' and
important role in the acquisition of
funds through fund-raising activities
jrad the ~expenditure of those timds
to acquire materials needed by the
Effectivie PTA's also organize
sessions to educate parents on the
tuCre and training of chiildren at all
levels of the education system.
in several instances PTA's
manage school canlteens andthrough
this activityr:parents are sometimes
provided 1Yith i an economic
opportunity. r Additionally, parents
who are members of PTA's are
encouraged to recruit other parents
to the organization,
.PTA's alsb serve as support groups
that offer guidance, counseling apd
other forms of assistance to parents
experiencing variolis types of

problems with school-aged children.
At the same time PTA's have been
known to play an imnpor~tant role mn
encouraging defaulting parents to
send their school-ag~e children to

including eip~ilineandperfo-iirmance

in these c~a~ss P E1?' liom part
of comm~littLees o` numagepmentt
which include Ilical Teachers
who are responsible for making
recommendations for school
In particular cases PT`A's
have alsq been known to Frieate
opportunities through which
parents can fur-ther their own
professional and acaderric
training and directly enhance
their self-development. Grievance
representation has alsh become an
i important partof the responsibility
of the PTA.

I I L~ I I I i Z( r-i I '

I M.a as -

mua: ~~ Cpsl pclus --
Kabakaburi Primary copped first
priZe in Pyramid Com petition
Kabakaburi Primary School represented the Region in
the Physical Display competition and copped the first prize
in the Pyramid display segment. As a- reward for excellent
performance. they all received medals, a complete football
set and a trophy. The Choreographer, Oswald Williams, a
teacher of the school was awarded the best Choreographer
troph .

Schools' approved

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Headteacher, Mary Brown of Hosororo Primary
School and pupils using the success maker programme

The Ministry of Education is moving forward in this area.
Information Techinology (IT) has been introduced to schools
Sand other entities throughout the country.
This Technology has truly fascinated children and
teachers of all ages, wherever in the education system, it has
been implemented. It is serving to mould and extend the
minds of teachers and children and firmly place them in the
information age.

Success Maker Computer Programme
Success Maker is truly one of the most remarkable
computer programmes for primary school children currently
being executed by the Ministry of Education in 14 schools
across the country.
This interactive software learning centre girovides hours
of interactive learning sessions for ptspils in the following
areas: Reading, Mathematics Concepts and Skills, Spelling,
Grammar and Initial Reading. Success Maker is specially
designed to track, measure, remedy and consequently
improve pupils' Numeracy and Literacy capabilities through
internationally tested and proven techniques.

Schools that are using the programme are:
Hosororo Primary Reg. I
Huis't Diren Primary Reg. 2
Kawall Primary & Sandhills Reg. 3
Seesdyke Primary Reg. 4
Sophia Primary Georgetown
No. 8 Primary Reg. 5
Mibikuri and Orealla Primary R~eg. 6
St John the Baptist Reg. 7
Parmakatoi Primary Reg. 8
Arapaima Primary & Sandereek
Primary Reg. 9
Kwakawani Primary Reg. 10

Region 6
Miodernising education in an age of information explosion
has been one of the main challenges of the Department.of
Education -Region 6. According to Regional Education
Officer (ag)Shafirah Bahjan, the department in .partnership
with various agencies ,has pursued a vision to develop the
Information Technology infrastructure. She further stated
that several primary and secondary schools have received
computers and accessories under the patronage of the Office
o-fthe President. The alumni of other schools have also been
instrumental in this area of curriculum delivery.
Mr Ron Ramnarayan of the alumni of Central Corentyne
Secondary Schoo hhs m unealsfaci Dtrumna g 2 6 pi

Corentyne Comprehensive Central Corentyne and Black
Bush Secondary Schools received over twenty computers
each with accessories, digital projectors and laptops.

thre whl d~2Nt 68 Prin r r eceie 10 stt e0 et i
envisaged that all 17 secondary schools and 20 primary
schools will be equipped with' functioning Information
Technology laboratories and approximately 20 computers
each. Another batch of 150 computers has arrived and is
awaiting refurbishing and distribution.
These computers will foster learning environments that
are more child-friendly and facilitate greater participation.
~Opportunities for researelewill be optimfized-and literacy and
numeracy levels increased.


VOLUME 2 July 2007

The Bartica Learning Resource Centre began operating during
March 2007. Funding from the Education For All Fast Tr-ack
Initiative (EFA-FTI) and the Regional Education Office made
this possible. There will be a 'Grand 'opening during education
month. September 2007 This Centre is one tenth of a kilometer
from the Bartica Secondary School, at 1 Mile, Potaro Road.

book~sucpae t oubugothe Eu tio Fr ll, oFas tr Inmmat va. BmEa
and CPCE. The initial supply of furniture was acquired through the
efforts of one the Bartica Secondary School staff, Mr. Gifford Marshall.
Additional furniture~ was kindly supplied through Mr. Dhanraj, Manager
of Caribbean Resources Ltd., Winepenr. The Education Department is
extremely grateful for the generous gifts of magazine racks, display
shelves and bookshelves supplied by this entity.
Presently, the Resource Centre is open to all members of
the community who are desirous of borrowing books, or doing
research. It has been observed that increasing numbers of
persons are using the learning facility. Currently, approximately
fifty adults and children visit the library to borrow books, daily.
Picture story books are particularly popular with pupils anil
students of all ages. Reference books for teachers and senior
students are used by the CPCE Trainee Teachers and others.
Activities for visitors to promote both literacy and numeracy
skills include drawing, painting, colouring and games. A wide
assortment of games is available to both children and adults.
Scrabble, which is~ a challenging alternative to some of the more
popular games, is gaining attention and popularity. Plans to develop
the Celitre's opportunities for learning, especially during the long
August vacation; will include further Literacy and Numeracy
activities including support for learning to read.
A current and future focus for Region 7 is the strategic plan to
raise the level of skills for all trained and training teachers as well
as the Literacy and Numeracy scores for all pupils and students.
The Learning Resource Centre and its staff are equipped to support
the achievement of this target.

'Building a Postive
Agenda for Early Childhood'
was the theme for a conference
on implementing child rights
which was hosted by Janiaica
Early Chiildhood Commission
alnd conducted in collaboration
with the Bernard Van Leer
Foundation, U~NICEF, United
Nations Committee on the
Riigh~ts of the Child, Ministries
of Health and Educatjon and

The Chief Education Officer
(ag) Geneveive Whyte-Nedd
was among the four hundred
delegates from approximately
twenty territorics that
participated in the conference.
The mission of the Early
Childhood Commission is
intended to offer an integrated and
co-ordinated delivery of` quality
early childhood programmes

and services, with' equity and
access' for children zero-to eight
years within healthy, safe and
nurturing environments.
Delegates benefitted
from a number of concurrent
* Media, Information
~Technology and Child
Rights. .
* Exploitation of Children
and Child Rlights.
* Child participation in
research H-ow to include .
the voices of young children
The twyo main highlights

of the Conference were the
signing of.the Declaration of
Commitment of implementing
the Child's Rights Agenda,
and the Development of the
Positive Agenda f~or Action.
It is important to note that
the integi~ation .of relevarit
sectors is crucial to the
accelerated steps which must
be taken ib7 the direction
towards the child rights
based approach to Strategic
Planning, public Awvareness,
and ultimately excellence in
learner performance.


Isseneru Piimary Schools.
The programme provides
for 55 schools to benefit each
year for the next three years.

Eleven schools in Regions
6 and 7 are now one million
dollar richer, thanks to the
successful production of the
School Improvement Plan.
Thle Ministry of Education
has developed a National
Strategic Plan for education
as a means of improving the
quality of education. The
Strategic Plan outlines the
Ministry of Education strong
emphasis on raising pupil s
attainment in schools.
The school improvement
plan is an instrument that
enables Regional Education
Officer, headteachers and
School Management teams to
undertake strategic~ planning
both regionally and at a school
Once developed, the Plan
should guide the allocation of

nede eo, sStawh Devel pmnst
'Instructional Content and
Practice, Ptipil Assessment
and Control of Premises.

d csed p 1 nwil f h dhvie I
to the school over time as
administrators of these eleven
schools have all realized.
Lesbeholden St Therese's,
Belverdere, Number 43,
Number 58, Edinburgh and
Eversham PrimaryS~chools of
Region 6. Across in Region 7
.Kato, Itabali, Wineperu and

Students being housed at the
Bartica Secondary School
Dormitory, Region Seven
were .urged by a high-le e

to take education seriously and
make use of each opportunity
since Governmeht is investing
heavily in the sector.
Addressing 40-odd
students at the facility on May
8, Minister in the Ministry
Tirf Education---Dr. ~- Desrey
Fox said that Amerindians

countrywide are now enjoying
equal opportunities and are
benefiting from all services
offered by theexada initstrati t

the Mmnistry of Education
continues to place focus on
the development of students
in hinterland communities and
it is committed to providing
equal educational opportunities
for Amerindians.
-The Minrister -pointest-t
the number ofi students who

were given scholarships to
study in Georgetown and
those studying in Cuba.

have t tak y ur wdcatio
seriously and you too, can get
a scholarship to study abroad.
You must also respect your
teachers and elders ih society
and continue to work haid
because the sky is the himit for
you", Mmnistei Fox told the

Continued on page 11

CEO alloolls conference on lulplamnalleg child rights in early childhood

Minister Desrey Fox chats with pupils of Region 7

Children urged to take education seriously


VOLUME 2 July 2007


Government moved to have
more teachers trained and to
improve the levels ofeducation
from preschool to university.
In 1992, the allocation was
5% of the national Budget and
this has now increased to over
17%. The budgetary allocation
in I992 was just over $1.7B. This
has now increased to $15.6B.
The Minister explained
IV that it is the Ministry's aim to
have all children coming out of
the school system literate and
numerate. "This will have to
P start at the nursery level or what
we call the Early Childhood
Education programme where
Sno child will be left behind, "
Minister Baksh said.
The Minister said that
the Government has over the
years been constructing and
rehabilitating schools and other
educationall facilities across the

.nvolv::et o prp n rt ti
level and closer teacher student
relationship. Calls were also
made for the establishment
of strong and vibrant Parent
Teachers' Association (PTA).
Minister Baksh informed
the gathering that a National
Coordinator of PTks was
employed by the Ministry and
will be wor;king with schools
throughout the country to
resuscitate all PTAs. He
said the administration will
continue to work with school
since it administrators and managers
9)2. To in creating a learner friendly
stitution environment for students.

Commissioning of Waterloo Nursery Schoo'l

$ 1 2~V sM Wates~ ANur

The delivery of quality
education has always been a
major focus of the Ministry of
Education, and this ivas once
again evident when Education
Minister Shaik Baksh
commissioned the new $12M
Waterloo Nursery School, West
Coast Berbice, Region Five.
Th~e school which was
constructed through the
Regional Administration of
Region Five was completed
since August last year and
students were enrolled in
March 2007.

Waterloo Nursery School

Minister Baksh said that
the new building adds to the

by the administration
assumed office in 19)
adequately staff the in!

-:I-:~ ~ ~ Snrmii The Departmerit of
SShlairah B3hanian Snrmt Owen Pollard Education received a very
,Regronal Edulcanocn Regional Edulcallon Regional Edlucation special visit froin the iBritish
Ohilcer Officer' Officer (ag) High Commissioner, Mr.
REaln ce uyu a rn! - P eot SIprn Fraser Wheeler who was
-':E~ Corentye ~. Cyn aauj oao iaui accompanied by his wife
The Diplomistic~couple
:: spent the day meeting and
holding discussions with
SRegional officials ad
.. visiting selected .places.
Il~gq~ l ~II I Holy Name Primary school
': was visited by the High
1.~ I~ LT1; Commissioner and wife
in team with the Regional
~U I Education Officer and
VSO Volunteers. The team
SMayfield Benjamin Raymond Hutson observed class activities
Regional Education Officer Regional Education OJffice; and interacted with teachers
Region 9 Region 10 and pupils. The couple was
Upper Takatu Upper Upper Demerara Berbice presented with craft pieces
Esseuiboas token of appreciation for
their interest in Education,
Children urged to take ... by the R g onalSE uadion

Contnuedfrompage10 *Also paying a visit to
the region was a team
comprising Education for
The Minister also pointed out that Government is training All/Fast Track Initiative
more teachers annually to deliver education to students, and pronl(EFA/FTI) and
teachers from hinterland communities have not been left out. WerornldBn ofcilwh
Delivering brief remarks, Minister of Amerindian Affairs
. visited the Upper Mazaruni
Carolyn Rodriques said that education mn hinterland communities
with the aim of observing
is now a reality as a result of the significant amount of resources adassigteHtMa
and emphasis channeled in this direction by the Government.
Programmes at the schools.
She assured students that the administration will continue *ThDeateofdcin
to provide equal access to quality education to hinterland hotdarangporme
students and said that the current scholarship programme for school administrators
managed by the Ministry of Amermndian Affairs is expanded whose schools have been
annually to accommodate more students. identified among the first
Students housed at the dormitory hail from Waramadong' e fshosntoal
Paruima Kako, Kaikan and other Amerindian reservations in for School Improvement
Upper Mazaruni. At the facility the students ae p~rovi:ded with -- Funding. The- schools are-
three meals daily,

Primary, Wineperu Primary
and Isseneru Primary.
*BEAMS team conducted .~
a one`-week Literacy and
Numeracy Workshop in the
Upper Mazarunt' for Head "
teachers, Nursery and Grade
one .and two teachers in the -f
PrimarySchools.In Septernber
2007 the BEAMS literacy and
.numerac~y programme will be .-~ Jo
in every priniary school across No~: lass in session
the couritry -

Schools ca

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Dhi yu Imos that... childiet's spegnanou s paintings and drawings depict their I

'e oh a d he0m wg 1 0 b e An t ygof 0 lif 0

That is the mission of the
National Sports Commission
coaching sessions that is
being conducted throughout
the country during the
August vacation. Some of
the activities are volley ball,
swimming ,netball, cycling,
cricket and tennis. The main
objective of the programme is
to bring young people together
and teach them the impoi-tance
of good sportsmanship,
leadership, discipline and
determination. Talks on
nutrition, courtesy rules, HIV/
AIDs, basic techniques of the
game among others are being

According to Mohamed
Hassan, a cycling coach who
has chalked up 31 years and
still counting, he is very proud
of what he has achieved to
date. In 1979, he successfully
persuaded the Guyana
Teachers' Union to include
cycling as one of their events.
He can look back and be proud
of those cyclists that passed
through his class and are doing
Lavern Fraser- Thomas is
the coach at the Gymnasium
for Volley ball; she is being
ably assisted by players of
under 16 team as she conducts
her session.

These sessions are being
conducted from 9:00-11:00
am until the end of the August
Children who are involved
in sports learn health practices
that they can carry through
their entire life.
The Ministry of Education
in collaboration with
EDUCARE is planning a
Remedial Reading programme
for students in Georgetown
with reading difficulties
- this programme shall also
include an element of Sports
and Games to increase and
maintain the interest of the
students in the programme.

Playing cricket at the Natiorial Park

Swimming practice at Colgrain pool

Saltout: enjoying a game at the National Park --