Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00260
 Material Information
Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 8/26/2007
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
Classification: lcc - Newspaper N & CPR
System ID: UF00088915:00260
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A mouth-watering display of pastries and desserts at the Carnegie School
$ A E R 1 of Home Economics In the city yesterday as the Tourism and Hospitality
: Association of Guyana brought the curtain down on Its week-long training
I~t programme. Desserts and Pastries for Fine Dining".
~.5.~0~-Award-winning chef from Trinidad and Tobago, Selwnyn Wickham, was
the facillilator, and all lucky enough to be at the closing exrclse were more
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BERLIN (Reuters) A.Cermtan left his dead mother
seated in her favorite armchair at their shared
home for two years because he could not face or-
ganizing a funeral, police in the southern town of
SFuerstenfeldbruck said Friday.

The woman died of natural causes in the chalir in Ju.ly 2005 at
the age of 92, a police spokesman said. A doctor called 1<> the scene
ae dhe tnme gave the son a decath certificate but he diJ noil register
Neighbours recently alerted police about the corpse. The
man told police he could not bear to move his mother and
said he never again entered the room where she was seated.
Police have started an investigation for violating German
burial law.


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Amnsterdam prisons just after

Ilidthedyes rlday,saft rt sw
cells and ,jumping over the
eastern fence of the facility.
ecs 1c~ c~lllepl b prison =
Officials in the Tucher, New
Amsterdam, alrea. They arc
Nawalz Ally. Saflraz Khan and
Dcon Mingo. Ally and Khan
ar~e on Icnremnd on charges of
robbery undecr arms, while
Mingo is on a~ charge of lar-
Ranks of the Guyana Poliice
Fore atnd the Guyanal Defence
Force are hunting the remaining
ha lcen c 11 wcsand rabok
ber of locations.
A sltatemntn fromt the Pt-
lice is requesting thalt anyone
who may know of the where-
abouts of the esc ped prison
ers or may have inorplation
that may lead to their recap-
mrue is asked to make contact
with police or prison officials
on the following telephone
numbers. All informmation will
be treated with strict confi-
The Poclice numbers are
225-6,411. 226-1326, 225-3650,
226-69378,225-819)6, 333-3876,
333-2151 to 2154, 333-2191 or
The Prisons numbers are
225-6003, 226-8301, 333-2714
or 333-3658.

Sherwin Hope
Paul Kirton
Troy Benn
Andre La Rose
Navin Busjit
Danny Busjit
Reuben David
Alvin Bhola
Jaipersaud Naipaul
Avendra Deonarine
Vinod Gopaul
Carlos King
Anthony Campbell
Jermaine Brown
Neville Williams

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Smythfield, New Amsterdam
624 East Ruimveldt, G'town

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Bush Lot Squatting Area, Corentyne
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Line Path, Skeldon
Letterkenny, Corentyne
Yakusari North, Black Bush Polder
Yakusari North, BBP.
Quenstown, Corriverton
45 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam
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raising HI-v/AII)

awareness in

Amerind isn


Ih eM nst o Helh y s erda ope d fou-a nok
shop on HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and control' at
the Water Chris Hotel, Waterloo Street, Georgetown.
In the Ministry of Amnerindian A`ffairs fight against H-IV/
AIDS, the workshop is designed to target Amerindian commu-
nities in the hinterland aIreals.
Minister of Amerindlian Aff~airs Ms. Carolyn Riodrigues, who
dcrtl nh workshop open, urged parti ipa tns to cre te the
being rolc models. She said the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
will have a feedback exercise to determine what was done in
the various Amnerindian villages.
"I have high hopes li~r them. They w~ill conduct public meet-
ings and ShareC maIss infi~nrmationl in allI the communities. The
idca is to get the mnli~rmation and educate them about the nisk
of' HIVIAIDS," Rodrigues salid.
The participants were drawn fro~m Amecrindian communi-
ties across Guyana and upon conclusion of` the workshop, it is
expected thalt the participants return to their respective com-
munities and conduct similar workshops. Tlhe exercise will start-
in the first week of1 October, 20)07. and will be conducted for'
six to seven months.
Tfhe farcilitator fi~r the workshop, Ms. Desiree Edghill. from
Artistes in Direct Support, said that the project is a good one
and was needed in Amerindian communities.
"LA lot more work has to be done in getting the mes-
sage and making people understand the risk factors and
prevention of the disease. It is a community thing and ev-
cry community should have workshops to; educate theml
about HIV/AID)S," said Edghill.






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GUYANA'S chances of quali-
fying for a 'Compact' (large
financial assistance package)
from the United States grant-
aid programme being offered
by the Millennium Chal-
lenge Corporation (MCC), is
dependent on a 'good perfor-
mance' with the current
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Programme the country re.
ceived from the MCC last
This optimistic outlook was
given by Deputy Chief Execu-
tive Officer of the MCC, Mr.
Rodney Bent, during a joint
news conference he hosted with
President Bharrat Jagdeo at the
Office of the President on
Thursday last.
Guyana on Thursday
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duce its fiscal deficit by improv-
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hibited by the government andi
peopic of G~uyana. and I will
sa~y thatl the Precsident hals ma~de
it abhundalntiv clelr-. his commit-

Bent lauded.
In his opening remalrks at
: eidnt' 2ac. on heaf z
his Governmnent and the

uprcito to h ..Gv
ernment for the support
Guyana will receive through the
threshold programme and
through the MCC.
He said the programlme will
help Guyana to focus o~n some
of the issues that are very im-
portant in any country. that of
ruling justly. investing in people
and focusing on economic free-
On the revenue side, for in-
stance, he said the programme
will help the government to im
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"Guy::' o n.,,resho
prosGnamenwi 1 helprvesrhbold
fiscal policies and create a more
business-friendly environment
(and) we look forward to work-
ing with the people of Guyana
as they implement this ambi-
tious programme," Bent de-
He said the US$6.7M agree-
ment signed Thursday seeks to
improve Guyana's performance
on the fiscal policy indicator.
"The MCC threshold
programme with Guyana is our
second in the Americas (and)
overall, we have committed
US$316M in threshold funding

The MCC's threshold
agreement, which is a two-year
programme, was signed by
President Jagdeo and Mr. Bent,
with the latter explaining that a
"good performance" by Guyana
during the current programme
will make the country eligible
for a larger'financial assistance
package or Compact from the
"For us, the threshold
programme is a first step on the
way to a Compact which in-
volves much larger amounts of
money (and) we frankly are
very optimistic and what we
would hope to see is a good per-
formance on the threshold
programme in that partnership
which we then hope would lead

to a Compact if the MCC
Board were to pick Guyana,"
Mr. Bent told reporters.
"That, to me, is the real re-
ward," he declared.
MCC's Threshold
Programme is designed to assist
countries that are on the
'threshold' of eligibility for Mil-
lennium Challenge Account
Bent explained that the
threshold agreements are signed
with countries that are "close"
but do not yet fully qualify for
the MCC Compacts based on
certain performance-based indi-
These indicators, he said, are
all done by independent third
bodies and not by the US gov-

crnment, and they measure
policy performance in three ar-
eas ruling justly, investing in
people and economic freedom.
'"The threshold programme
is designed to help countries
meet these criteria so that the
countries will become eligible
for a compact," Bent said.
He noted that the MCC has
so far signed compacts with 13
countries totalling over US$4B.
Mr. Bent also congratulated
the people and government of

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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007

up pressure to dlo just that.
In about three weeks,
Congress will receive a
pivotal report i'n the state
of war in Iraq by the U.S.
commander on the
ground in Iraq, Gen.
David Petraeus, and the
U.S. ambassador to Iraq,
Ryan Crocker, which
could trigger a change in
Iraq policy.

BOmbs kill 38 people in latest Indian city attack

Greece declares


emergency after

fires kill 46

By Vassilis Triandafyllou

ZACHARO, Greece (Reuters) The G~reek gusernmeni de-
clared a nationwide state of emergency yesterday after rag-
ing forest fires killed at least 46 people and Irapped many
more in villages purryuunded by Hamlei,
Prime Minister Costas Karama3nlis 53aid the 1ah of foreSjl
fires "can't be a come:Jepncr He vowed the culprits. an ap-
parent reference to arsonists,wor~ul be found and punishe~d.
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motorway linking the; capital to the main airport for eteral
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on city centre streets as the blaze advanced to the ourskarts
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road. in burnt homes and in cars, including a mother still
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more patience for

Iraq war efforts

(Reuters) U.S. President
George W. Bush, faced with
growing calls to start with-
drawing U.S, troops from Iraq,
pleaded with Americans yes-
terday for patience and cited
progress in the past two
"The success of the past
couple of months have shown
that conditions on the ground
can change and they are
changing," he said in his weekly
radio address. "We cannot ex-
pect the new strategy we are
carrying out to bring success
Bush is facing mounting
pressure from Democrats and a
senior Republican lawmaker to
begin pulling U.S. forces out of
iraq to show the government
there that the American conunit-
ment is not open-ended.
Earlier this week, Bush
drew parallels to the Vietnam
War. raising the example of the
emergence of the Khmer Rouge
in Cambodia and violence in
Vietnam after U.S. troops pulled
out to warn of the consequences
of leaving Iraq.
But, he acknowledged that
despite increasing the number of
troops in Iraq to stamp down

the, unrelenting violence, there
was growing frustration that the
government had not made much
progress on political goals.
Still, Bush argued that
young men were signing up
for the Iraqi military, police
were patrolling the streets and
more operations with both
U.S.-led troops and Iraqi
forces were being conducted.
On Thursday, he suffered

a setback when Sen. John
Warner of Virginia, an influ-
ential congressional voice on
military affairs in Bush's Re-
publican Party, ulrged for an
initial pullout of 5,000
troops who would be home
by December.
Warner declined to back
setting a withdrawal timne-
table but Democrats are ex-
pected next month to ratchet

(Reuters) Three bombs
within minutes, one at a
street-side food stall and two
in an amusement park, killed
at least 38 people in a south-
ern Indian city yesterday in
the latest in a series of attacks
on urban centers.
More than 70 people were
wounded in the blasts in
Hyderabad, a city with a history
of communal violence, and where
nearly a dozen people were
killed when a mosque was
bombed in May.
There was no claim of re-

"The blasts took place al-
most simultaneously and we are
still counting the number of
dead." said Balwinder Singh, the
city's police commissioner.
Several bodies taken to the
city's main hospital were miss-
ing limbs or decapitated, illus-
trating the force of the explo-
"We are asking relatives to
identify the bodies when all
parts are put together," said a
senior doctor, B. Venkateshwar
Rao, at Osmania hospital.
Officials said the blasts
were all due to bombs and de-
scribed them as a terrorist at-

tack. Three other devices were
found across the city in-
cluding two in cinemas and
defused without causing any
Singh told reporters 38
people had died, including at
least two young children. Sev-
cral of the injured were in a
critical condition.
A senior police officer told
Reuters the blasts occurred
within 10 minutes of each other
at around 7.40 pm local time
(1010 EDT).
Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh con-
demned the bombings.

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- September 3 ~polls announced, Electoral Office read

PN I dinner IpolitlCal

90truptioff says UNC Alliance
(TRINIfDAD EKPRESS)-TLhe UNC Alliance has said that
thePNM'~s canelled TT100,000 a plate dinner was a bla-
Cant example of political corruption.
"While Immkeds of thousands of downtrodden nationals
struggle to put foodd on the table and ~buy school books for
their children, the PNM is brazenly aind wantonly practising
nepotism amfb~xeculing kickbacks with big shot beneficiaries
of State largesse," citicised the UNC Alliance in a statement
IM UC Alliance further charged that the pricey dinner
"presllules due Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and
Tobago," aml that pisblic office was being utilised for personal
Tlle statements added that the PNM had delivered a sym-:
bolic slalp to the faice of the working poor, the jobless and the
generally undferprivileged by asserting that only the wildly
opulent who could afford it deserved to have a "conversation"
with Rime Minister fatrick Manning.
The party described the event in an e-mail as a black
tie dinner where guests could have a conversation with

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B3est Offe~r Accg@epepted

thesdale ias bee can i ned and
we get past the election, we can
move the country forwardd"
Omar Azan, president of
the JMA, expressed similar
"We can now get on with
it, and may the best person win.
Whoever is in power, business
worl to thenr o mov Jn aic
forward "
The PSOJ said the an-
nouncement of the election
date averted a major crisis
that the country could ill af-

spite the fury of Hurricane
Dean, which left sections of
the country devastated, Di-
rector of Elections, Danville
Walker, says it's all systems
go for a September 3 general
ele9e date, the anniversary
of the British declaration of war
against Germany in 19379. was
proposed by the Electoral
Commission and confirmed in a
proclamation issued Friday by
Governor-General Professor
Kenneth Hall. The proclamation
followed lengthy and report-
edly tense Cabinet consider-
Mr. Walker said election
workers, the police and the mili-
tary would go to the polls on
Tuesday, August 28.

Polling will take place be-
tween 8.00 am and 4.00 pm
However. Mr. Walker said
minor repairs were needed at
some polling stations which were
damaged during, the passage of
the hurricane,

also Tsa dD elcion cou t n
centres have electricity and tele-
phone communication in place.
"We have had very
favourable reports," said Walker,
noting that if there were prob-
lems with electricity at any of the
counting centres. the Electoral
Office of Jamaica would use
standb~y generators.
Prime Minister and president
of the People's National Party,
Portia Simpson Miller, had first
announced the election would be
held on August 27.
SHowever, with the passage
of Hurricane Dean, the date was
reisedamlfacilitate neoweoryf-
power to large sections of the
JLP leader Bruce Golding
while at a rally yesterday in
Lucea, Hanover, urged suppot-
ers not to be complacent. He ad-
vised them to ensure that party
supporters reach the polling sta-
tions on election day so the party
could be victorious.
"We have won the advertis-
ing campaign. We have won the
debates. But there is one more

winning that we have to do,"
Golding said.
Jamaica's leading business
organizations, the Jamaica Cham-
ber of Commerce (JCC), the Ja-
maica Manufacturers' Associa-
tion (JMA) and the Private Sec-

(SOJ),v olnooned tmen a
facial announcement of the elec-
tion date-
JCC head Mark Myers said
the country could now plan and
move ahead.
"We are very happy that

Works and Itkansport Minis-
ter Colm Imbert has called
on Opposition Leader Kamla
Persad-Bissessar to name
the employees of the State
company she alleged to have
been paid inducements in
the award of the contract for
the TT$15 billion Trinidad
Rapid Rail Project
Persad-Bissessar Friday al-
leged that three employees of
the National Infrastructure De-
velopment Company (NIDCO)
received the inducements from
the firm that won the bid for
the project, French-based
Buogyes Travaux Publics.
"I would like to know, who
are these three anonymous of-
ficials at NIDCO who ... the
Membe of ipadia allged, ac.
You want to buss mark, call
names," Imbert said.
He defended the award of
the project to the consortium
led by Bouygues in response to
the accusations made by
Persad-Bissessar who said the
firm has an international repu_
station for bid rigging.
.Imbert spoke on the issue
mn his contribution to the bud-
get debate yesterday-
Bouygues is now the main
contractor on the Waterfront
Development project in down-
town Port of Spain.
Imbert said severalf sabo-
tage attempts were made by
unsuccessful bidders for the
$15 billion Trinidad Rapid Rail
Project and this led to an un-
precedented level of scruiyi
the tendering procedures.
te"B cause of all those at-
Mr Speaker, the Cabmnet set up
a system for the receipt of ten-
ders. evaluation of tenders and
recommendations with respect
to this project that has never
been implemented in this coun-
try before." he said.
Imbert said in November
2006. the Cabninel established a
broad-based inter-ministerial
committee rro deal with the

chaired by P' Aniministra-

and included Inmberi. Attrne' ic
G~ene~ral Johnl Jeiremic. Na:;tional
Se~curity Mlini~ster Mlanin Jo-
seph and an unnamed Minister

ii ervamsr. and NIDCO rep.
T`he negootiation team wsas

hi e!L & Lai~ andl Toronti-
hased projects ma~nagers
MaIslidkcr s~li o\e Mhast
beat out the cotnsortium led by
another French-based firm.

Vinci Construction, which had
in its grouping the rail and air-
craft gmoup Bombardier.
A Bombardier company
had arranged for Prishe Minis-
ter Patrick Manning to take a
test flight on one of its jets last
yearand Imbert recalled the ac-
cusations made by the Oppo-
sition and others of a conflict
of interest regarding the Vinci
consortium bid.
Imbert said it wars ironic
that although Bombardier
did not win the bid for the
rapid rail, Persad-Bissessar.
was accusing the 1Manning
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The PNCR went on to make a very surprising ac-
cusation of the new GDF appointments being part of a
PPP/C "agenda to control and politicise" vital institu-
tions like the army and the police.
Fortunately, there are far too many Guyanese whose
memories will easily recall the PNC's years of oppres-
sion and misrule when the independence and integ-
rity of army, police and all institutions fell victim to the
"control" and crude politicking of that party.
No, there seems no basis to fear the threat of such
a recurrence. The destructive doctrine of "party para-
mountcy" has been properly.buried in this country.
The real danger comes from the current nerve-
wracking, daring armed criminals as well as those ele-
ments and forces apparently bent on fomenting divi-
sions within the police force and army.

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BISehood cry targets WPA


AS ARMED criminals pose a new threat with their high
profile robberies and killings, a very strong and quite
relevant call has come from Minister of Home Affairs
Clement Rohee to the Guyana Police Force: "Every
high profile criminal activity", said the Minister, "must
be matched by a high profile victory..."
While commending the Force for a claimed 29 per-
cent reduction in crime compared to a corresponding
period in 2006, Minister Rohee could not conceal his
own frustration at the evident lack of success to swiftly
and effectively deal with the criminals who are well
armed and evidently well organised.

This newspaper made it clear almost a month ago.
in the face of a fresh wave of-armed robberies and mur-
der, that it is high time for the law enforcement agencies
to cut the talk and do the walk in the battle against ram-
paging criminals.
Our hope is that current reassessments of anti-crime
strategies by the police high command could result in a
reassuring image of preparedness and commitment by
the Guyana Police Force.
In this context, it is of relevance to note the absurdity
of the main opposition PNCR seeking to exploit the cur-
rent crime situation by apportioning blame on the gov-
ernment with the claim also that the government
is "starving" the Force of funds. What's the evidence of
this "starving" and linkage to appeals for more anti-crime
Surely, acting Police Commissioner Henry Greene
and his top colleagues would know better than to fall prey
to such pathetic political propaganda, and at a time when
criminal networks are seeking to hold this nation to ran-
.There may, however, be a sinister motive in this line
of PNCR propaganda to make it appear as if the PPP/C
administration is out of place with its criticisms of the Force
and the appeals for more effective policing.
The motive becomes more apparent when the dots
are connected to the PNCR's claim last week not only to
attack the recent appointments in the top structure of the
GDF, including that of a new Chief of Staff (Commodore
Gary Best), with the retirement of Brigadier Edward

Ohene Koama was shot to
death in mysterious circum-
stances. By Februrary 29,
1980--less than four months
before the assassination of
Rodney--another popular WPA
activist, Edward Dublin was
Then followed, and
also reported, the attempt on
the life of WPA co-leader, Dr
Rupert Roopnarine, producer of
the filml "Terror and the Time",
that documents an important
phase of Guyana's history.
For sure, brutalities at the
hands of' security forces~and
P'NC activists did not end with
the murLIder of' Rodney. Nor did
the abomninable practice of
rigged~ elections to frustrate the
w\ iiil~l fhe chctorate. .

But the assassination of
Rodney~. a most
br~illialnt inelcilecual and pace_.
setter fo~r f'undaumental recorder-
ing of post-colonial
.Guy~nly, was perhaps the dark-
est houlr in the country's tumul.
tuous political struggles.
"Assassination Cry" has ar-
rived more than a dozen years ~
after the regimes headed by
Burnha~m and subsequently, on
his death, by Desmond Hoyte
were to repeatedly ignore de-
mlands in Guyana, as well as
from regional and international
htiman rights and other civic
organizations, for an indepen-
dent inquiry into the circum-
Itances of Rodney's death.
SPrior to that, the Burnhlam
goverlnment and party (PNC>
.Ind, more importantly, the
;uyana Def'ence F~orce, had
I.iled to offer evidence to a
I'oroner'CTs inlquCSt. Nor did they
seem~n interested in ANY serious

attempt to ascertain the truth
about Rodney's death,
The inquest was established
on the courageous initiative of
Eusi Kwayana, one of the then
co-leaders of the WPA, and man
of admirable integrity.
No one from the GDF, the
government or the PNC was
prepared to come forward to
contradict claims outlined in
Donald Rodney affidavit and
the evidence led by Kwayana
concerning the circumstances of
the death of' that gut-wrenching
tragedy on the night of June 13,
The conclusion of the in-
quest, for which neither Donald
Rodney, the key witness, nor
Walter Rodney's widow.
Patricia. was called to testify.

was "death by accident or mis-
At the timle all principal ac-
tors of the armny and
state appeared to be in a state
of denial and were to so remain,
right up to a change in govern-
ment in October 1992, follow-
ing the end, of de facto one-
party rule by the PNC for some
28 years, with the restoration of
electoral democracy.
However, by dawn of June
24, while a nation was paraly-
sed with the shocking news of
Rodney's death bya
bomb, activists of the PNC,
among then parliamentarians.
were excitedly
distributing printed propaganda
materials claiming that the
"WPA killed Rodne'".
Now, with the publication!
of "Assassination Cry", based
on imaginlative assumnptions.

(Continued on page sevenl)

By Rickey Singh

1E HOISE WHO, for the past 27
y- -rs -in this and many
r countries, had good
rc;sons to associate the late
President Forbes Burnham
w\ith the assassination of Dr
\aliter Ro~dney, would be
i !rw;ked, and amused, by a
enltlyi published book thlat
accuses instead the Working
People's Alliance (WPA) f'or
t he death of the renowned
storian and political activ-

F'urther. the book\ seeks to
exanelrat e Burnhamri. fo~under-
leadecr of' the Peopic's Naltional
Congress (PNC). from any
criminal involvement.
The boo~k. "Assassination
Cry of' a Failed Revolution". is a
163-pa~ge wor~k basedl largely ~n
a claimed original manuscript
written by then Giuyana De-
fence Force officer, Sergeant
Gregory Smith (4141). also
known as "Cyril Johnson".
and co-authored, as stated, by
Smith and his sister. Anne
R.Wagner, living for many years
in the USA.
Rodneyi was blown apart in
a bomb explosion on the night
of' June 13. 19)80 as he sat in his
car in the vicinity of the
Georgetown Prison with
his brother. Donald Rodlney. and
holding an electronic device on
his lap, as subsequently stated
in a sworn affidavit by the
brother, who was'wounded in
the explosion.
The inltriguing~ title of the
book that purports to offer "the
truth" about~ the dealth of' Waller
Rodney, amid layers of incon-

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"a ll cost" e6:
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wani,~ng toinn its l~t enemies,
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tlregime)-to ecal urcl, if they ae
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andcl "tuh"tatl the politics of r
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sistencies. half-truths and easily
identifiable falsehood, repre-
sents what Smith is supposed
to have completed prior to his
death, five years ago, in F~rench
T`he work as "compiler" of
the maunuscript was done by his
sister Wa~gner,. assisted by oth-
crs in an evident attempt
at clealning up the image of' the
"Burnham dilctatorship" which
~odlney had committed himnself
to endl-hy "all means neccs-
su~r-y'---and inl keeping with lus
own concept of people'ss

power" and "democlraic gover-
Those now engagedl in a hi-
larious attempt to blame a
Rodney's own parity for his
death by the bomb explosionl.
should be at leastl decent enough
not to rule out the falctor of a I
pre-emptive strike by the
power-wiciders of the dlay
whose visceral dlislike for
Rodney wals aI mnatter of pubbe
Their politics had spawned
al culturec ofl icar. hlatred and L.1-
lent conflici in their resolve to

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(From page six)

contradictions and mischievous hearsays, comes this repeti-
tion of the originally printed PNC's calumny to accuse the
WEA for the death of Rodney, while protecting those within the
GDF and the Bumbam administration from any blame.
Interestingly, the book has been released two years after the
Guyana Parliament approved a resolution for the establishment
of a commission of inquiry into the circumstances of Rodney's
death. This promises to mark a fresh start in a tortuous
political episode of oppression and assassination.
Initiatives to get the commission started were delayed on
claimed grounds of preparation for new general election. Well,
that took place a year ago this month. The government and par-
liainentary parties should begin moving for this inquiry, as soon
as possible, in cooperation with the family of the slain histo
Those involved in spreading their shockixig claims in the book
"Assassination Cry", including~compiler Anne Wagner---4n the
absence of her brother who died five years ago without any
known attempt to clear his name as an assassin-would have
the opportunity also to provide their "evidence" to the probe
In the meanwhile, questions independent observers may ask
could include why, having first denied the very existence of Ser.
geant William Gregory Smith, whose photograph was on
"wanted" posters displayed at police stations, the GDF---is
employer right up to the time of Rodney's death-did not con.
sider it appropriate to help elear the name of the alleged assassin.
Further, from personal experience, I happen to know that
Gregory Smith badrefused to travel to Guyana, even after being
assured by the new government in Georgetown to offer his side
of the story about Rodney's death.
That refusal, on the ground of fear for his life, was
reported by then CANA Radio, headed by the now late Jamai-
can journalist, Hugh Crosskill, who, with me also on the phone
line to Smith in French Guiana, had invited him to travel to Bar.
bados for an interview to "tell the world the truth" about

R mt efsd claiming that the tragedy was "an accident"
but declined to comment on whose part the alleged "accident"
had resulted.
Or, to clarify his own role asan assumed Rodney "loyalist"
and/or "collaborator" and why he had fled Guyana with the re-
ported assistance ofthe Burnham government.
The book offers, vaguely, half names, like a "Mr Fowler"
who helped him, he said, to leave Guyana. No one seems to
kn~ow this "~Mr Fowler"~ ~
The purported transcript of a "Jomo Yearwood", who is
known to some PNC and W'PA people, is guite clear' in its in
tent to distance Burnham from the assassination act and place
the crime at the door of the WPA. Even so, the credibility gap
between allegations and evidence is quite stunning.
There are brief ref~erecs tome also in the book, as recorded
on page 56'.Smith claimed that I, Rickey Singh, had interviewed
him "to get iDIarmation fof~the WPA". That "inteririew" NEVER
He went on to state:"A; few years later a gentleman who
resembled Mr Singh came to see me in French Guiana...The meet.
ing was very brief; it lasted fok about one minute..." .
I have NEVER travelled to French Guiana; and my only in,
lervlew with Smith was by phone from Barbados and reported
by CANA and other sections of the region's mecdia.
For now, let' await the establishment of the probe com.
mission into Walter Rodney's death. As Eusi Kwayana
has already argued in a recent arltile. "the covers of the
Smith book cannot hide the cover up".

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in fact, the Turkish Cham-
ber of Commerce estimated at
the time that 65 percent of all
buildings in Turkey were con-
structed without a permit or
without regard to building codes.
Grenada learnt a painful and
expensive lesson from Hurri-
cane Ivan in 2004 and has been
tynbg to build stronger homes
Ivan damaged nine out of ten
private homes in Grenada, dev-
astated the tourism
industry, and destroyed 90 per-
cent of the country's nutmeg
trees formerly mainstays of
the economy.
Altogether, the losses
amounted to 200 percent of
Grenada's Gross Domestic
Jamaica, the Cayman Is-
lands, and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines were also hit by Ivan
causing losses totalling more
than US$3.4 billion.
In 2000, the UN launched
the international early warning
programme to address the un-
derlying causes of vulnerability
and to build disaster-resilient
communities by promoting in-
creased awareness of the impor-
tance of disaster reduction, with
the goal of reducing human, eco-
nomic and environmental losses
due to hazards of all kinds.
It was established in 2003
but developed increasing impor-
tance a year later when the
deadly Indian Ocean tsunami
was triggered by an earthquake
which registered a magnitude of
9.3, the second largest in re-
corded history.
A tsunami warning system
has now been set up in the In-
dian Ocean to alert bordering
nations of any impending dan-
Early warning systems such
as these are now widely
recognized as worthwhile
and necessary investments to
help save lives.
According to the UN,
coupled with humanitarian aid
and better preparedness, the
warning systems have slashed
the number of people dying
from famine, saving 2 million
lives over the last 20 years.
In 2004, millions of people
in the Americas and Asia were
'evacuated when tropical storms
struck, undoubtedly saving
thousands of lives. -
In the Caribbean, early
warnings systems are also being

I'M not a fanatically reli-
gious person, but certain
events taking place world-
wide are chilling me down to
the bones, leaving me bewil-
dered about the greater
forces at work in the Uni-
Frankly, I'm a bit spooked.
Deadly tsunamis, volcanic
eruptions, shattering earth-
quakes, powerful hurricanes,
cyclones and typhoons, torna-

dos, massive flooding, famines
and other weather-related ex-
tremities that have caused the
loss of hundreds of thousands
of lives,
There seems to be a certain
pattern of such calamities of late
and the impact they are having
on human lives and on develop-
Based on what scientists
and their super-computers are
predicting, the worst is yet to

I'm sure the Christians
among us would say~that we're
living in the end times and all
these are just signs of the near-
ing of Doomsday.
The non-believers, how-
ever, might argue that numerous
catastrophic events have oc-
curred in history with even
more disastrous consequences
on human life than what we've
been seeing over the last few de-
Listed at the top of the ten
most deadliest natural disasters
in recorded history is the Yel-
low River Flood in China in
1931 which claimed between
1,000,000-4,000,000 hives. The
Yellow River flood also claimed
between 900,000 -2,000,000
lives in 1887 and again in 1938,
its death toll was between
500,000-900,000 lives.
Closer to the current era,
there was the 1970 Bhola cy-
clone in East Pakistan, now
Bangladesh, which claimed be-
tween 500,000-1,000,000 lives;
in 1976, the death toll from the
Tangshan earthquake in China
was put at over 242,000 and
more recently, the 2004 Indian
Ocean earthquake/tsunami
which claimed over 230,000
lives in a wink.
When the latter occurred, I
remember thinking that we were
like ants in the Umiverse, so
powerless against such brutal
Some of the catastrophic
events in our current day are
being blamed on climate change;
Others such as earthquakes on
the fault lines passing beneath
countries such as Indonesia and
Maybe too, the massive
flooding that we've been seeing
over recent weeks as a result of
the Monsoon rains in
Bangladesh and India that left
hundreds dead and millions dis-
placed is really because of poor
dange and blocked canals lead-

Closer home and still in the
news is Hurricane Dean, ~the
first Hurricane of the 2007 hur-
ricane season, but what a cir-
cling mass of power and rage in
the form of winds and rains it
turned out to be-
Although not directly slam-
ming into Dominica,
Martinique, St Lucia, Jamaica,
Haiti and the Dominican Re"
public, its close brush with
those countries left several per~
sons dead, destroying homes,
buildings, agricultural planta-
tions and setting back develop-
ment. ..
Guyana and Trimidad and
Tobago and other countries in
the Caribbean might have been
spared Hurricane Dean, but
who knows what is going to
happen over the next few
months since the hurricane sea~
son doesn't end until Novem-
Globally, 2006 consumed
31,000 lives in terms of catas-

put in place.
The seismic research unit,
part of the University of the
West Indies, is pressing ahead
with plans to establish a tsu-
nami warning system for the
Caribbean and adjacent areas.
Communication has also im-
proved. Disaster preparedness
agencies publish tips and strat-
egies at the start of the hurricane
season to ensure that people
take the necessary action to
keep their homes and their fami-
lies as safe as possible.
There's also frequent ad-
vertisements on radio, televi-
sion and newspapers on what
to do in the event of an earth-
During the recent Hurricane
Dean, countries such as Jamaica
and St Lucia appealed to resi-
dents to take safer lodgings in
stronger shelters opened to them
by the government.
Various disaster prepared-
ness and emergency management,
offices throughout the Carib
bean, including those that wer~
not in the path of Hurrican
Dean, kept a close track at
passed on timely information
the media to impart to the re:
of the country.
The Met office in Trinida
did a fantastic job, monitoring
Dean even before it reached th;
Caribbean, with numerous up
dates and later bulletins
where it was heade~d.
Although we may
have control over hurric
and earthquakes, the
least we can do is to pre
the best that we could.
leave the rest up to GI
we tend to say in the 6

Winner of the Guyana
Prize for Literature, Cyril
Dabydeen, who was awarded
co-winner in the fiction
category at a ceremony at
Le M~eridien Pegasus
Thursday, yesterday pre-
sented five of his books to
the National Library in
The Guyana Prize winning
Book, "Drums of My Flesh"
was among the books pre-
-sented. In his book, Mr.
Dabydeen seeks to connect the
imagery of Guyana and Canada
in order to enlighten readers on
both countries.
In an interview, Dabydeen
said his main motive for the do-
nation was for people to access
his books at the library and for
them to be inspired by what

they read.
"It serves to expand the
imagination and as such the
quality of mind is improved, we
have a stronger vision and
through that we develop our-
selves" Dabydeeri said.
Dabydeen, Guyanese by
birth, now resides in Canada and
has served as a book critique for
the Aptpoo journal for approxi-
mately five years. His books,
which constitute fiction and
poetry are well received in
He is also a professor of
English at the University of
Aptpuo in Canada and a recipi-
ent for the Sandbach Parker
Gold medal in the poetry cat-
In addition to his outstand-
ing performance in the field of

poetry, Dabydeen is al
feried to as a Poet Laurea:
would have written over
teen books and success
completed in excess of
hundred readings in cou
around the world, includir.
Ms. Leila Waldron,
library assistant, express.
sincere gratitude upon reei
the books.
"Every time we receik~
donation I'm really happy, ?
like receiving books," she re-
Among the books do-
nated were Born In
Amazonia, Imaginary Odi-
gins, Drums of My Flesh,
Jogging in Havana and
Coastland N~ew, and Selected
Poems (1973-1987).

StilDAYI Cilll0ICLE August 26, 2007

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trophes and US$ 48 billion in
Also consider that between
1970-2006, five out of ten ma-
jor disasters occurred in 2004-
2005 with eight of the ten be-
ing weather related.
That really says something,
doesn't it?
Two weeks ago, an earth-
quake measuring 8 on the Rich-
ter scale hit the central coast of
Peru killing over 500 and de-
stroying about 85,000 homes.
Scientists in our part of the
region have talked about an
over-due massive earthquake
that will rock this part of the
earth and tsunamis that will un-
doubtedly take place.
Our regional scientists have
said that if a massive earthquake
should strike or a powerful hur-
ricane slams directly into our
countries, there will be massive
devastation and loss of many
Frightening, to say the least.
But the best we can do with
all this doom and gloom predic-
tion all around us, is to be pre-
pared and according to the ex-
perts, we can start by access-
ing possible risks to our family
and our homes and take mitiga-
tive action.
But who is ensuring that our
houses and public buildings are
being constructed, according to
legal requirements, to at least
withstand the moderate earth-
quakes and hurricanes?
In the aftermath of thel999
lzmit earthquake in Turkey,
which measured 7.4 in magni-
tude, a number of land and
building contractors were ar-
rested and charged with con-
structing illegal housing and
homes which collapsed like
cards, according to witnesses,
Some 17,480 people died and
23,983 were injured.
1 visited Turkey days after
the earthquake and remembered
the photographs in the Hurrivet
newspaper of the illegal build-
ings that collapsed while those
that were built, according to the
construction codes, remained in-

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Jamaica Producers' future in

banana production uncertain
(Jamaica Gleaner) Newly-appointed CEO of Jamaica Pro-
ducers (JPI), Jeffrey Hall, says it will cost as much as
Jl'ca$400 million to rehabilitate its banana plantations that
were ravaged by Hurricane Dean on Sunday.
However, he stressed that the company thle largest commercial
expoltcr and grower of banmana j Jamlaica was not prepared to under-
take the huge investment unless the return on investment isjustified.
According to Hall, after JP does its financial projections,
there is a real possibility that rather than fully rebuilding pro-
duction to its previous level, the company might exit produc-
tion for the export mar~ket. The company would, however, con-
tinue to produce bananas for consumption locally.
Hall explained tiit the banana farming business accounts for only
about 10 per cent of recvenues at Jamaica Producers its impact on
other areas. such as snacks and shipping, adds to total sales.
But with changes to preferential trade arrangements in
the Eur-opean Union, .IP is assessmng whether it would be
feasible to continue in thre business. The company had man-

pattin i vr h p t fwyreoaradr th leo 16 I ns
thle high-growth, premium-priced 'ethiical' banana segment
in the U.K. was showing some promise in terms of mitigat-
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as; robust. the document put
growth in the petrole~um sector
al 4I.4 per cen while the non-
c~petrotleum~ sectr is projce o
It a~dded that. "The contin-
uled strong performance of' the
non-petr-oleum secto~~r is be~ing
sl"'It711x rted by whrlt growth in
bohIe services a, or (6.6 per
cent) and the usantifulacturing
sector (8.0 per ce~nts.
A-ccording to, the Revier.

the sen ices sctrcll Is expected ~
10, c~ome fr-om the f'inanlce, insu. ,
ance andl rca cl estat subse~ctol
wh-iere rowth1 should increLase to

10.5 per cent, fr'omn L2 per' cent
The dloctm~cnt said this in-
crease wa~s dlue to expansionn
in the colmmercial banking
subsector. Strong! perfor-mancs
arec also forecast fr~om the dis-
tribution and restaurants
subsectors (where growth iS
pro~jecctd to slow' to 10.3 per
centr in 2007) because of anl in-
crecase in the sales of motors ve-
hicks. vehicle parts and house-
hold apphlance~s.
Other. areas of' buloyancy on
the nlon-petrloleumn side of the
*! Hote(cls and guecst houLses:

*: instructionon anid q~uarry-
ing: S.2 per cent
munication:0 () per~ cent
.11anufacturing 1?
*F Iood. bevera~ges. obacco:

::Miscellaneous Inunufrc-
iir Ing: I 1.9 per ce~nt
Printing. publishing: 7.7
per ccnt

*; Chemnicals. non-metallic
mnetals: 6.4 per cent
Despite these arecas of' strong
growth, the Review of the
Economy reported that there
would be construction in educ~-
tion and cultural ser-vices, which
would fall1 0.2 per cent; assmn-
bly-type andl relatdcr industries
where outcput wouldl decline 5.1
p'er cnt, and in angriculture. .
The Review said the output
of the agr~icultura~l secto o uld WOI
fallI in 2-007 for the fifth con-
secutive yeal.rl dclining b~y 5.9
per' Ccnt because of "significant
contractionls" of 35.0) per cent in
Sulgarl becauLSe mlost caneIC farm~l-
cr~s lef theC .sugar calne industry
a~s well a~s in export agrriculture
(falling 25.4 per cent) beccause of
a severe dr~y season hadt caulsed
a fall in outlput of cocoal. conce
a~nd citr~us prodluction.
The documentn started that

"these decclines ar~e expectedl to
outweigh Ihe mar~ginal growth of
dlomestic agriculture.
The Review of the
Economy nocted the decline in
inflation to 7..3 per cent in June
2007, fr~om a~ peak of` ten per
cent in October 2006, attribut-
ing: the fall to the Central Bank's
mnonetaryy policy as well as
measures taken by the Govern-
Noting that fast-rising
food prices were the main
factor in inflation,. the docu-
mlent said that, "fbuture infla-
tion outcomnes will decpend on
factors such as the level of
fiscal injections, the evolu-
tionl of' import prices, pr~oduc-
tion and productivity in-
creases, the structure and
levels of wage settlements
andi the rate of credit, expan-

Morr=" 'i",;,es. told the SA l-
H-e reported that late Fr~i-
day, several people had been ar-
restedl and charged for failing to
carry out police instructions
"to move andt keep moving".
T`he ~recas identified as crc-
ating major headaches were
along Milk Market, Tudor
Street. Swnn Street, and lower
Rochuckc Slreet
Greaves said a situation had
developed in which limers also
blocked the streets with cases of
allcoholic drinks and this even-

muly inetdh to c sturbances and
"Some of' the same bottles
used for their drinking spree are
usually used as weapons. It
breeds lawlessness and it is get-
ting out of' hand." he added.
The senior police officer
said the Police Force was also
targeting illegal vending, es-
pecially along Charles
Duncan O'Neal Bridge anid
Cheapside where he pointed
out operators were becoming
defiant despite posted signage
about outlawed vending.

(D~aily Nation) THE P'OLIC'E
FORCE is taking tough ac-
tion against liming in Tlhe
T'hey sa~id this betuiviour,
which is practised mo1(stly on
weekends. had ledto increasing
acis of violence andi also iml-

peded pedecsriain f'low along
somne of Bridget~own's busiest
"We don't wa~nt to be co~-
frontational but the timei has
come f'or uts to take Ser~iouIS aIc
tion."' Bridgetown police com-
ma~nder. Seniior Superintendlent

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THE third PetroCaribe sum-
mit, held in Caracas on 11
August, assessed the achieve-
ments in the Caribbean
region's energy integration
over the past two years. The
attending Presidents and
Prime Ministers and other
heads of delegations agreed
that progress has been made
in the field of energy, and
mintiatives of a social charac-
ter have benefited some of
the poorest sectors in some of
the countries. Attending the
forum for the first time were
the Preside'nts of Haiti and
Nicaragua who formalised
their nations' membership of
the 16-nation Caribbean Ba-
ei goi72 initiated by Ven-
In addition, the summit,
chaired by Venezuela's Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez, implemented
new measures to guarantee re-
gional energy sovereignty
through the signing of an Energy
Security Treaty which promises
energy security through reliable
and timely supply from Ven-
ezuela and the increase in the
fuel storage capacity.
The treaty emphasises, inter
alia, the installation of refineries
in some countries, the building of
a gas supply system, the devel-
opment of the petrochemical in-
dustry, and the use of alternative
sources of energy and savings.
Grenada, Belize, Cuba,
Dominica, Haiti, Nicaragua, St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, Ja-
maica, Surinam, and Venezuela
signed the treaty, which is the
first of its kind in the region.
Guyana, Dominican Republic,
St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua &
Barbuda did not sign, but inti-
mated that they may do so be-
fore 31 December after receiv-
ing approval from their coun-
tries' cabinets. St. Lucia and The
Bahamas did not attend the
summit. Two other Caribbean
countries Trinidad and Tobago
and Barbados are not mem-
bers of the PetroCaribe pact
With regard to alternative
energy, debate centred on pro-
posals for regional energy secu-
rity as well as the consternation
over the proposal for the large-
scale of corn-based ethanol pro-
posed by the United States. All
countries agreed that develop-
ment of ethanol should not
utilise agricultural land currently
cultivated or existing forested ar-
eas, and must not have a nega-
tive impact on food production,
Guyana announced its intention
to develop sugar-cane based
ethanol along these norms while,
at the same time, utilising its
hydro-electric resources.
Nicaragua and Dominica
talked about cooperating in the

exploitation of their geo-thermal
potential while Jamaica and
Cuba gave information about
their collaboration in their wind
energy programmes.
During the discussions,
President Chavez broached the
idea of building a gas pipeline
from Venezuela through the
coast of Guyana and Suriname,
and extending possibly to
French Guiana. He suggested if
this materialises, Guyana could
utilise the gas for industries and
pay for it with bauxite which
Venezuela needs for its alu-
minium in Bolivar State.
A special political declara-
tion, signed by all the attending
heads, notes the fundamental
role of energy in the process to-
wards economic, social and stra-
te ic intelgrati n oaltshoe tego

Venezuela's willingness to share
its extensive oil and gas wealth
with the nations of the region.
Acknowledging Cuba's as-
sistance in regional energy con-
servation, the Presidents and
Prime Ministers expressed re-
sounding praise for that
country's generosity in replac-
ing incandescent light bulbs
with energy saving ones in 11
countries in the region. Cuba's
Vice President Carlos Lage, who
headed his country's delegation,
pointed out that in Venezuela
the programme has already re-
duced peak demand by 1,500
megawatts, and in the Caribbean
countries it has amounted to an
annual savings of more than
US$40 million in fuel and
US$160 million in investment.
So far, PetroCaribe has
made substantial progress:
(a) Five joint ventures be-
tween the Venezuelan state-
owned oil company (PDVSA)
and participating Caribbean
countries have been incorpo-
rated for the development of the
(b) Eleven supply con-
tracts have been signed between
PDVSA and entities within each
(c) PetroCaribe's global
quota has reached 76,000 barrels
per day and actual supply at
present stands at 66,000 barrels
per day.
(d) Supply invoicing
amounts to US$ 2,387 million,
with global net savings of
US$437 million.
(e) The building of lique-
fled petroleum gas (LPG) flling
and distribution plants in
Dominica and Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines reflects the sig-
nificant progress that impacts
positively on the economies of
the poorest families in those
(f) The construction of in-
frastructure for the storage and
distribution of fuel, such as a res-

ervoir system in Dominica (soon
to be completed) and the prepa-
ration of an environmental impact
study for the construction of a
refinery with a capacity of 10
thousand, barrels per day.
(g) The development in
various Caribbean countries of
social programmes in the fields
of housing, health and education
with the use of the ALBA-Car-
ibe Fund (established under the
PetroCaribe agreement). Guyana
is expected to benefit from a
grant of more than US$2 million
for the building of a homeless

shelter in Georgetown.
But all has not been smooth
sailing. While a few countries are
still to receive their full agreed
daily quota, the Prime Minister
of St. Kitts and Nevis, Denzil
Douglas, in a frank statement to
the summit, revealed that his
country had not yet received any
fuel, and the construction of a
long-promised storage tank had
not yet started. President
Chavez immediately called in
PDVSA officials to find quick
solution to these problems.
Even though energy sup-

plies and the future exploitation
and development of their coun-
tries' energy potential remain as
their main focus, the members
of PetroCaribe are now looking
beyond expansion in the energy
sphere as the main objective.
With total agreement on this,
they reaffirmed that the consoli-
dation of the PetroCaribe initia-
tive is only one instrument to
consolidate a strong strategic
and political alliance. In this re-
spect, they agreed that such an
alliance could be used as a lever-
age mechanism to propel

progress towards economic, so-
cial and political integration
among countries in the region.
(The writer isGuyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

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stretched. And when I say that
we can't deploy any more battle

The too-frequent cycle of com-
bat deployments is certainly
harming Britain's forces, with
divorces and suicides soaring
and retentionrates plummeting,
but Dannatt's unspoken sub-
text was: you can fix this by
pulling us out of' Iraq.
There are already more Brit-
ish troops in Afghanistan
(7.000) than in Iraq, so the ar-
gument makes a kind of sense:
c ncentratew yourkreeao cers

ence. Except that Afghanistan, in
the end, is also an unwinnable
war, at least in the ambitious
terms still used in the West.
Almost thirty years ago the
Soviet tnion, backing another
modernising regime in Kabul
against the deeply conservative
prejudices of the countryside,
committed an average of
200,000 troops into Afghanistan
andr kep dthe tilM t for ten
have never been more than
50,000 Western troops in Af-
ghanistan, and there is zero
probability that the number
might ever even double. Let
alone that they might stay there
for ten years.
The war in Afghanistan is
unwinnable, too, in the long

the war, and take the blame for
the dee~at.
President Bush says his
policy is to "wait to see what
\David (Petracus) has to say"
When the commanding general in
SIraq reports on what pr~ogress
p th .slg is makingrin nid-
Ididn't fire the previous US com-
manders in Iraq and give
Petrueus the job without know-
mg: in advance what he would
Petracus will see light at the
end of the tunnel, as he always
does. The Democratic majorities
in Congress will criticise his re-
port but not rebel against it, and
US troops will probably stay in
Iraq at roughly the present num-
hers until President' Bush leaves
office seventeen months from
now. Several thousand Ameri-
can soldiers will have to die to
serve these agendas, but so will
around a hundred British
British generals are deeply
unhappy at this prospect, but
as students of the indirect ap-
proach in strategy they have
chosen to argue not so much
that the witr in Iraq is lost
(though it is), but that the war
's" Afhanist so n tilm w ntn bl.
ish troops out of Iraq now is
not just to avoid more useless
Sdeatlhs. but to win by reinfo~rc-
ing our commnitment in Afghani-
Sstan, which is the truly vital the-
. atre in thc "war on terror."
General Dannatt was at it
again last week, Icling the BBC
during a visit to Afghanistan
.that "the armny is certainly

"The British have given up
and they know they will be
leaving Iraq soon," said
Moqtada al-Sadr, head of the
Mehdi army, the country's
most-powerful militia group,
in an interview with the In-
dependent. "They have
realized this is not a war they
should be fighting or one
they can win."
Every word he said is true,
and most senior officers in the
British army know it. As Gen-
eral Sir Richard Dannatt, head of
the British army, said last year,
Britain "should get out (of Iraq)
some time soon.
Being prime minister is
hard. Gordon Brown waited ten
years for Tony Blair to pass on
the prime ministership, and no
sooner does he finally mnherit the
job than he has to figure out a

Sway to pull the British troops
out of Iraq in the middle of the
American "surge." That will not
Sbe seen as a friendly gesture by
Sthe beleaguered Bush adminis-
There are 5,500 British
Troops in Iraq, by far the larg-
est foreign army after the
SAmericans, but they control al-
most nothing except the ground
they are standing on. Five hun-
- dred of them are under perma-
nent siege in Basra Palace, in the
middle of Iraq's second-biggest
city, and the rest are at the air-
port outside of town, under
constant attack by rocket and
mortar fire. They have almost
no influence over the three ni-
val Shia militias and the associ-
ated criminals who actually run
the city and fight over the large
sums of money to bemade from

stolen oil.
F~orty-one British soldiers
have died in Iraq already this
year, compared to 29 in the
whole of last year. The deaths
are wasted and it's high time to
go home, but Prime Minister
Gordon Brown is reluctant to
anger the White House by pull-
ing all the British troops out be-
fore the Americans are ready to
leave. That, however, is unlikely
to happen before President
George W. Bush leaves office in
January 2009, as British gener-
als are well aware.
The Democrats in Congress
have clearly decided that they
prefer to see the Republicans go
into the election late next year
with the albatross of Iraq still
tied firmly around their necks,
rather than mount a Congres-
sional revolt, cut off funds for

run, and President Hamid
Karzai's best chance of survival
is for the Western troops to
leave soon. Then he would at
least be free to shake the deals
with warlords, drug-dealers and
renegade Taliban, in the tradi-
tional Afghan style, that would
secure his authority and prolong
his life. But if false hope about
Afghanistan provides the pre-
textofor 11!in British troops
When Gordon Brown faces
parliament again in October, his
biggest Iraq problem will not be
pressure from the public. It will
be pressure from the army.
Gwymhle Dyer is a Lon-
don-based inde dent or
nalist whose artce are ui
lished in 45 countries.




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By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)

BARACK Obama, the lone
black contender for the nomi-
nation of the Democratic
Party for the Presidency of
the United States, has played
the Cuba card in an Editorial
Opinion that he wrote for the
M~iami Herald newspaper on
21st August.
Cuba has been a trumpl card

havec genul~lected at the altar ;f
the Cuban-American lobby par-
ticularly in the State of Florida.
As the Presidential election
in 2000 showed. Florida could
win or lose the prize for any
presidential candidate. After le-
gal wrangling. Republican
George W Bush won Florida by
a margin of 5.37 votes out of the
six million ballots that were
cast, but it gave himn 271 elec-
toral votes to Demlocrat Al

mIouIS endurance amongst the
Cuban people who tightened
their belts even mnore and kept
on gamng.

decl Ca~stro's ill health and hos-
pita~lization: the rumours both of
his imnpending death and the
conseqluent collapse of' the gov-
orllnment provedl to be greatly ex-
a~ggerulecd. T'he govelrlnment con-
tinued throughout Castro's con-
tinluing illness, andi it is now
clearly that the Cubaln gover~nmnt n
will not be interredl with IFidlc'

forced~ b~y the mal~ny prophecies
of' disintecgraotion. hlas probably
miadle the Cuban government
What has chanlged inl a sig-
nlificalnt enough section of the
Cuban-American community is
the craving to visit Cuba and
the desire to send molicy to re-
manining relartives.
Balrack Obamna. child of an
immigrant as he is, has clearly
recognised this reality. And, he
has declared that the Bush
administration's decision in
2004 "to restrict the ability of
Cuban Americans to visit and
send money to their relatives in
Cuba" is a blunder.
Under the new Bush rules,
Cuban-Americans can only visit
the island once every three
years and can only send quar-
terly remittances of up to $300
itr household to nuioeduiate
they could visit once a year and
send up to $3,000.
Declaring that "Cuban-
American connections to family
in Cuba are not only a basic
right in humanitarian terms. but
also our best tool for helping to
foster the beginnings of grass-
roots democracy on the island",
Obama stated categorically: "I
will grant Cuban Americans un-
restricted rights to visit family
and send remittances to the is-
This statement will clearly
win him points among a signifi-
cant section of the Cuban-
American community in
Florida. It is doubtful, how-
ever, that it will make much dif-
ference to his prospects of nomi-
nation as the Democratic

Party',s Presidcntiall caundlidate,
for most Cuban-Americarns ar~e
Republicans or indecpendcnts;
not ma~ny will be voting in the
Democratic pr-imaruies.

In any event, this is election
politics; it does not speak to the
mnore f'undamennta issue of no-
malizing rclatlions between the
US aInd Cuha.

US rclntionss with the whole

bean, including with the Hugo
(P'lease turn to page 12)

Florida required the candidates: to
be virulently anti-Fidelc Castr~o.
strongly in favour of mlaintain-
ing the trade embar~o a~gainst
Cup,. and commuittedl to he
destabilisation of the Cuban
government and encouragingg of
dissenting groups o'n the island.
This is what one writer f~a-
mously described as "vendetta
politics"- aconfrontationalanp-
proach to Cuba by the US gov-
ernment working through inside
groups hostile to Castro, and
from the outside through "overt
and covert war on both the po-
litical and economic fronts".
To some extent those re.
quirements by the Cuban-
American community still hold.
But, overtime, there has been an
onshen n the t -cl teoonst o
Cuban American exiles.
Some realities, like the pro
verbial chickens, came home to
roost. .
One such reality is that the
Cuban government will not col-
lapse easily, or at all. Its demise
was predicted at the end of the
Cold War in 1991 when then
President of the Soviet Union,
Mikhail Gorbachev, withdrew
military personnel from Cuba
and decreed that all future eco-
nomic activity with Cuba would
be based on free trade rather
than price subsidies.
The Cuban-American com-
munity in Florida was elated,
.but in the end to no avail. The
Castro government dubbed the
loss of Soviet assistance as "the
special period", found enor.

Gore's 266. And, even though,
Bush lost the popular vote
across the UIS by more than
500,000 he still became Presi-
And, it is the accepted be-
lief that no candidate will carry
Florida unless that candidate
has the backing of the Cuban-
American community who form
8% of the State's electorate.
The wealthier among them also
contribute huge sums to the
campaigns of favoured candi-
In the past, winning the
support of the exiled Cubans in

Barack Obama

- Playing the Cuba card


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By Ronl Chleonlg

At the risk of sounding glum
- since when is life a bowl of

Then again. malybe the real
meas~ning of the analogy is b-
neatlh its surface. And that is
that life, like cherries. has its
pits; or, more jadedly life is

the pits.
As is the case with mostw ev-
crything else, the truth probably
lies somewhere in between the
two extremes. Life is som-
timnes the cherry and sometimes
the pit. But we prefer to dis-
play the cherry and hide the pit.
I'ml ashamed to say so
when I'm unhappy. After all,
we're supposed to be able to
deal with these thing~s. Never-
theless, some of us seem~ to find
it harder. With a low set point
for happiness. we're near a con-
tinuous state of discomfiture.
Each person has his or- her
own set point on the happiness
ladder. No matter whatl hapl-
pens. whether good or haJ.
people tend to gra~vitate hcbac t~;
Swards their own indlividually
preset level ovecr timec. A bit Ihke
one's hoci! weight once it`s see
it may go up a little or it miay
go down a little, but it tends t,-
wards a central point
For people on the lower
rounds of the happiness ladder,
even the most unexpected good
fortune only raises our spirits
for a fleetingly short time.
Then we return to the gnawing
feeling of angst. For us, it's a
daily struggle.
Although it is a hindrance,
the trait seems to have been se_
elected for its adaptive value in
our evolutionary past. In a
host I nvion t e rgo ch:

of survival than its less vigilant
brood mate.
The problem today is that
the quirky traits that once kept
us alive no longer serve us as
well. Today, optimism and so-
cial skills produce benter results
than persistent non-specific
anxiety, which keeps us in sur-
vival mode, diminishes our
broader interests, robs us of our

best performance, inhibits our
relationships and saps our re- 5c
serves. Much of our energies are
consumecd in trying to maintain
an evecn keel. Or as F~reud sar-
donically puts it: in transorml-
ing hysterical misery into com- .
mon unhappiness.
We reckon that there must
be a reason why we feel so
lousy. and cast around for anyL '
thing in the vicinity that could
possibly be the cause. Maybe
it's the un ful fil ling jiob we're do-
ing. l'is-rr"*
We changes jobs. but soon
findl we reI in the dloldrums agalin.
Ok. miaybe it wansn i the job. LL "
So we.L lutI on somethmng chec -
if we hadl more~ money,lc or didln I
have to delul with cer-tain people. 7
or weC hadl mo~re freedomll... Andi

sues. but they re not the root)
issue for uS. T`he fact iS that weL
could elimlinate miost of' the
things tha~t pop up as potential
candidates for our distress; and Br
still end up just as distressed.
As soon as one perceived prob- in ~
lem is taken care of another one c~r~~p
takes its place. But we keep on
trashing around for a plausible
culprit from the conviction that
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Ba rack Obama ...

- The Scream

N-o obt ih her i
saying that she will not discuss
change of US policy until
Castro departs the scene and
the new government shows its
intentions. But, then, in the
1996 Presidential elections, her
husband courted the Cuban-
Americans with the eagerness
of a beaver and got nearly 40
percent of their vote in
Obama's Cuba card ma
trump nothing, but at least it
has created debate in this
uninspiring US election cam-
Responses to:

raising standards of education
and health, and securing peace
in many countries, such as Co-
lombia, that are still plagued by
internal strife.
Before he wrote in the Mi-
amii Herald, Obama had said that
if the new Cuban government
would adopt democratic re-
forms, he would be "prepared
to take steps to normalize rela-
tions". In the face of heavy
criticism from his rival candi-
dates for the US presidential
nomination, he dropped this
sensible position from his Cuba

(From page 11)
Chavez government in Venezu-
ela, would be hugely improved
by cooperation rather than con-
frontation between the US and
Raul Castro offered that car-
rot when he took over the reins
of power from his brother, Fi-
del. It was~ rejected by a US
stick. Yet, the entire hemi-
sphere would benefit from a
US-Cuba reconciliation that
could see cooperation in areas
such as combating drug traffick-
ing, improving energy security,

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_SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007 1S3



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waylay us. Images and com-

vacating the middle ground
where we're not happy but not
unhappy either.
The human condition is:
occasional happy episodes,
some angst, doubt, regret, hope,
distress and plain survival. The
idea is to take the bad with the
good, do what we can to make
things better, and try to get bet-
ter insight into ourselves. It's
amazing how different things
can look in the morning after
some rest. And tomorrow is al-
ways another day.
Life may sometimes be
the pits, but with some luck
we may also encounter cher-
ries in the bowl.

(From page 12)

there minst be an underlying ex-
ternal reason for our discomfort.
A whole range of self-help
suggestions have been put for-
ward on how to deal with the
gloom. Some of them have
something to do with having
spiritual belief that things are
unfolding as they should quit
worrying, something bigger is
looking out for us. They rec-
ommend asking yourself what is
the worse that can happen and
focusing on living in the moment

rather than in the past or the fu-
Other advice is concerned
with becoming happier or at
least less unhappy by focusing
your mind away from yourself
and getting involved in some-
thing that absorbs you.
Aristotle for example said
that happiness is not a state or
we would be happy in our
sleep. Nor is it the same as
pleasure (in which case happi-
ness could be an ice cream
cone). In his words, happiness
is an activity of the soul ex-
pressing excellence. I'm not

quite on the same page as
Aristotle, but I think what he
mneant is that for philosophers
like himself happiness would
be contemplating great phi- .
losophy. For the rest of us, it
could be being the best carpen-
ter we could be, or baker, or
homemaker, or writer just do-
ing our best in an area of strong
My takeaway from the
above is that at least one ap-
proach to happiness (among
others) is to be engaged in ac-
tivity that is meaningful to us.
The activity must call for

enough of our attention to
crowd out unwanted intrusive
thoughts. When our attention
is focused, our minds are unable
to entertain the distress it does
when we are on autopilot.
The paradox is that we en-
gage in the chosen activity with
the expectation that it would
result in. some satisfaction, but
the activity itself is the satisfac-
tion. Alain de Botton put it this
wa~y: that from which he ex-
pects to gain happiness' occu-
pies a man, but his greatest hap-
piness is the fact that h~e is oc-

Some fortunate people seem
to have always known where
their interests lie. But many
others don't know what we're
interested in or haven't found
that spark that gets things go-
ing. We need, by trial and er-
ror, to identify the one or two
things we are good at or have
some potential for and then try
to do the best we can at them.
It is not quite as easy to
follow these simple suggestions,
as it seems on the surface. It's
like swimming upstream. And
there are confusing distractions
and unrealistic expectations to

Cherries are in the ...

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Ananlysis by

November 16-18.
Questions being asked in-
clude whether the continuing vac-
illations by both the African
Union and CARICOM to make
a definitive statement on gross
human rights violations in Zimba-
bwe-in the face of the mount-
ing suffering of the mass of
people in that southern African
state--would have to wait until
the scheduled "Caribbean-African
Union" meeting in South Africa?
Three months ago,
CARICOM governments had
expressed, as part of an official
statement, their "grave con-
cerns".over the deteriorating po-
litical crisis in Zimbabwe and the
humanitarian disaster in the
Darfur region of Sudan.
Since then, there has been
no indications from the
CARICOM Secretariat how
these "concerns" have been of-
ficially expressed, if at all.
For instance, directly to the
governments of Zimbabwe and
Sudan, or whether articulated in
correspondence with the United
Nations Secretary Gencral. Or
was it simply an expression of
.expediency for media coverage?
The Community's govern-
ments had the opportunity at
their 28th Summit in Barbados
last month to go beyond the
rhetoric of "concerns" as the

situations continue to be very
grave, with variation in scales, in
both Darfur and Zimbabwe.
Surprisingly, however, there
is not even a single sentence in
the 14-page CARICOM summit
communique on either Zimbabwe
or Darfur.
If, in the case of the politi-
cal crisis and related gross hu-
man rights violations in Zimba-
bwe, CARICOM leaders are ex-
pediently taking a cue from
their counterparts of the African
Union who refuse to be candid
about the realities of life under
the autocratic regime of Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe, then our
Community leaders are doing a
good job in revealing their po-
litical timidity.
The pity is that this timidi-
ity,, to say it softly, of
CARICOM leaders cannot be
justified on the ground of re-
fclecing the views of the broad
mass of' Caribbean people, of all
ethnicities, whose symnpathics
would be for the suffering Ziml-
babwcan peopic, consistent with
their own appreciation
for human rights, democracy
and good governance in our re-
Last week in Lusaka, Zam-
bia, leaders of Southern Africa
opted to continue their "words
game" by failing, as earlier re-

ports had indicated, to issue
even a plea for an end to the
widespread human suffering in
Zimbabwe, a third of whose es-
timated 12 million citizens have
already fled their homeland, pri-
marily to South Africa.
The Lusaka summit commu-
nique chose to focus instead on
the: African leaders "welcome of
efforts" by President Thabo
Mbeki of South Africa to "me-
diate" between Zimbabwe's rul-
ing ZANU-PF party and the
opposition Movement for
Democratic Change (MDC).
No wonder that Mugabe
left the conference smiling, since
he has no problems with
this "mediation" intervention.
After all, such "mediation" has
so far failed to produce any
known practical initiative to end
the political nightmare of the
Zimbabwean people.

Currently, apart from
recurring state-sponsored
brutalities, Zimbabweans are
desperately struggling to cope
with 80 percent
unemployment, hyper inflation
of almost 5,000 percent; food
shortages, hunger, dislocation
and destitution as a way of life.
Four years ago this month,
the Jamaica-born political scien-
tist, Pan-Africanist and scholar
in African-American studies,
Dr.Horace Campbell, came to
Barbados to launch his book,
"Reclaiming Zimbabwe".
It is a penetrating exposure
of life under the rule of Mugabe,
the once revered freedom fighter
and hero of political liberation
from British colonialism and
white racism.
As the author then re-
corded: "Zimbabwe's promise
of liberation,

democracy, majority rule and re-
newal has been shattered by
executive lawlessness and state-
sponsored violence...."
Worse has since emerged,
but the author of "Reclaiming
Zimbabwe" should know that
our CARICOM leaders have
gotten only as far in their foot-
work politics would allow for
them to go only as far as
voicing their "grave concern".
To whom, and to what pur-
pose, this expression of "grave
concern", it may well be asked!
Perhaps Barbados Prime
Minister owen Arthur, cur-
rent chairman of CARICOM
and/or his Vincentian coun--
terpart, Prime Minister
Ralph Gonsalves--
who has lead responsibly or
" go vernance among
Community leaders-- could
offer some explanation.

"African Diaspora Global
Conference" is currently tak-
ing place in Barbados under
the theme "Slavery to Slave
'Ik-ade--Consultation and So-
cial Justice".
The organizers said that a
major focus would be promo-
tion of trade and investment be-
tween the Caribbean and Africa.
But it would also be interesting
to learn what position the con-
ference adopts, if any, on the
humanitarian crises in that con-
tinent with which this region
has deep roots, and Zimbabwe
in particular when it comes to
dealing with the "social justice"
aspect of its agenda..
Neither CARICOM nor the
African Union, with which we
are developing working rela-
tions, has yet made any un-
equivocal condemnation. for in-
stance. of the deteriorating po-
litical crisis in Zimlbabwe.
The "'global diaspora con-
ference" in Barbados is the
fourth of five such events
organised to help prepare for
the forthcoming inter-ministerial
meeting of the "Caribbean and
African Union" scheduled to
take place in South Africa from

By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

SOME things are not talked
about and never addressed,
but they are like dark phan-
toms lurking in the shadows
with lethal ability to destroy

that there is not a problem of
race in Guyana. Well, I do be-
lieve that as a nation we have
made tremend us strides. B t

conflict is to live in a world
of make .believe. We cannot
conquer what we do not con-
front, and racism is an enemy
that we as a people must con-
Recently at a meeting with
the Christian constituency the
chairman of the ERC informed
the meeting that the ERC had
conducted several investigations
into employment practices in
the public sector scholarship
and training opportunities ,and
the awarding of government
contracts .The findings of these
investigations according to the
chairman, revealed that there is

no insstitutionalized rac-
ism within the publicI
sector .
This announcement I 2
believe came as a sur-
prise to many, since
there has been a percep-

that the racial conflict in
Guyana is institutional-
ized When we speak of
in sta o n e 6 lihed sys-
tem, policy and framework of an
organization that by practice
rind policy, promotes the dis-
crimination against another race
strictly on the basis of ethnicity,
thus denying them equal~oppor-
tunities for education, employ-
ment and justice. According to
the ERC's chairman, this is not
what the investigations have re-
While I choose to accept the
accuracy and validity of the
ERC's report, I'must insist
however, that we as a nation are
still very much plagued by a
culture of racial conflict. There
are still those who go beyond

the acceptable boundary of ra-
cial preference and practice bla-
tant racism to the further harm
of the unity of our country.
Racism is still practiced In
many work places, schools and
God forbid, even religious bod-

and Qc eptaZo tuoN sek rst Ik
interest of your own. So, there
is the practice of people hirmg,
giving economic and educational

tey ar a qaited wih.
happens to be of the same race.

(Please turn to page 15)

IITSttitliOnallZed Raicrlsm


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007 15

Stabroek h : 9 ~,4

water- proec

Secretary Johan David hands over a water tank to a resident.

The Ministry of Agriculture

in (0liaboration with Guyana Marketing (orporation(GM() & The Private Sector

- LC~ rL I Ll sa~e 1El~t~:~;

Perceived 1
(From pagel14) --
I suggest that in fairness to all of us, nothing is wrong with
that practice; except that in some cases, others more eligible
for these opportunities are denied purely on the basis of their
race. This is the type of racism that is killing our country,
and which must be arrested and eradicated. Is racism in
Guyana subtle? Is there really a genuine desire amongst our
leaders to look for peaceful solutions, or will it further the
evil cause of a few to keep the conflict alive? Is it true that
acute racial prejudice and animosity are confined to the po-
litical arena or is it more pervasive? Can people really prac-
tice political prejudice one day and change to tolerance the
next when the security and advancement of the races are per-
ceived as being synonymous with control of State power?
These are critical questions which continue to beg for schol-
arly and informed answers.
The history of our racial conflict dating back to the 1950s
has left Guyana with a deeply polarized political
culture.Violent, bloody conflicts have driven deep wedges be-
tween our people, that to this very day our country is still
suffering the effects.
Dr. Iris Sukdeo and Jadaman Seecoomar both explored
the origins of racial conflict in Guyana and identified colo-
nialism as being ultimately responsible. Sukdeo suggests
that our problem is not insurmountable since "despite
prejudice in a subtle form, Guyanese of all races work side
by side practically with little skin colour consciousness
wherever they are found together in production and ser-
vices". This I believe is the hope of our victory; our com-
mitment to working together, to build a Guyana that is se-
cure and prosperous. The process of expunging this blem-
ish from our history, begins with an acknowledgement that
the Blacks and Indians in Guyana have been the victims of
egotistical, power drunk men, whose personal pride and ego
was elevated above the well-being of our people; and that
this atrocity threw us into a bitter conflict against each
other, in which many innocent became the casualties. It is
now time for both races to take responsibility for the part
they played in this travesty and begin as individuals and
communities, a process of national reconciliation. The fu-
ture of Guyana depends on the successful resolution of the
protracted racial conflict in our nation. It does not begin
with the politicians, it begins with individuals. Deliberately
reach out to someone of another race today, and begin the
healing process to Guyana's recovery.

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The Rotary Club of Stabroek,
Georgetown, has partnered
with Rotary Club of Daytona
Beach West, Florida to under-
take a water project in
Kabakaburi, Pomeroon.
Last December representa-
tives from both Rotary Clubs
along with two water treatment
specialists one from Rotary In-
ternational and the other from

:ndn Prv ion i tln a,n v
ited the community to conduct
an assessment of the water
The team held broad based
consultations in the community
and these revealed that resi-
dents are in dire need of tanks
for storing water. At this forum
it was decided that one hundred
and sixty 1600 gallon water
tanks will be provided to each
household in Kabakaburi and
surrounding communities. Each
household agreed to pay $1000
for the tank. This money will be
collected by the Toushou Coun-
cil and will remain in the com-
munity for inclusive develop-

ment projects.
A contingent of Stabrock
Rotarians visited Kabakaburi re-
cently to officially hand over
the first 30 water tanks. This
batch of tanks was distributed
to residents with a greater need
who were most susceptible to
water borne diseases. The re-
maining 130 tanks will be ac-
quired through a Rotary Inter-

in the near future.
In addition to the distribu-
tion of water tanks, Rotarians
handed over stationery supplies
to the community and made do-
nations of books to libraries in
Kabakaburi and Saint Monica in
an effort to promote literacy in
these communities.
The Rotary Club of
Stabrock is committed to pro-
moting holistic and sustain-
able development in
Kabakaburi and will be un-
dertaking eye care and other
projects in the community in
the future, according to a
press release from the club.

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2007 1lc

Tickets, tent space ir: cm-

going2 rapidly, ;JI~~ i

Only one bottle of wine will be given per bill, per table and per customer *Trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Trademarlead under authorization and control of The Bank of Nova Scotia. 8 A nsterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard Internadbitcorporated.

The sale of tickets and tent
space for the upcoming
Guyana Night 2007, have to
date exceeded the expecta-
tions of the Guyana Market-
ing Corporation (GMC), the
Agency hosting the event un-
der the theme, 'Fuelling Ag-
r hicu h ccvorn cta GC's
Marketing Manager, and Coor-
dinator of Guyana Night 2007,
Richard Hanif, who indicated
that in excess of 70 participants
have registered to take part in
the mega event billed for August
31 and September 1 at the Na-
tional Stadium, Providence.
"The response has been
overwhelming with a wide cross-
section of companies specializ-
ing in locally produced and
manufactured products showing
interest in participating in the

Companies participating so
far include Prestige, Tandy's
and Mohamed's Manufacturing,
Sterling Limiited, Demerara Dis-
tillers Limited, Banks D.I.H
Limited, Jet's Enterprise, Back
to Eden, the Inter-American In-
situtteufor Coo~peration on Ag-
the Region 10 Farmers' Associa-
tion, among others.
Ticket sales on August 22
(the first day of sales) exceeded
500, Hanif said, and daily sales
have been above what was pro-
The event was not held in
2006 due to National and Re-
gional Elections. The first
Guyana Night was held in 1999,
under the 'Made in Guyana
Grown in Guyana Campaign
spearheaded by the late Minis-

Marketing Manager of the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), Richard Hanif (left) and GMC's Accountant, Owen
Nester, along with senior ranks from the Guyana Police Force, during an inspection of the site Wednesday, in preparation
for Guyana Night 2007

ter of Agriculture, Satyadeow
A high level team compris-
ing senior officials of the
Guyana Police Force (GIPF)
along with H-anif visited the
venue on August ~22 to assess
the security a~nd integrity of the
A thoro~ugh sweep ofC the

area was undertaken by ranks of
the GPF who expressed confi-
dence that security of' the site
will not be comprised, in keep-
ing with what Hanif described
as measures to ensure the event
is incident free.
Hanif disclosed that in ad-
dition to ranks from the Guyana
Police Force being on site, the

services of a private firm will be
enlisted to beef up internal se-
curity throughout the two nights
of high level entertainment and
showcasing of products MADE
and GROWN in Guyana.
A transportation plan is
also in effect and provides for a
designated lane from the
Buddy's International Hotel

leading to the Stadium, for per-
sons attending the exposition.
Negotiations are also un-
derway between the Guyana
Marketing Corporation
(GMC) and the Minibus As-
sociation for the provision of
adequate and reliable trans-
portation from Georgetown
and its environs to the venue.

Right now for a limited time, visit any of the restaurants
below and get a free bottle of wine when you spend a
minimum of GY$5,000 with your Scotiabank credit card.


Scotiabank Inner Circle Program.


SUse your credit card to receive a 750 ml bottle of red or white wine to take home.
Promotion ends September 30, 2007.

August 26, 2007

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SGuyana is responding to the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation
The newv Guyana Machine Readable Passport fulfills Guyana's commitments to promote a
common Caribbean identity.
SThe Guyanese traveller will benefit fr-om a new passport which presents a stronger defence
against identity theft, alteration, forgery and alien smuggling.
SThe new passport provides Guyanese citizens with a travel document that will be
internationally respected. It: will facilitate hassle-free traveling around the world, as
information will now be easily accessed from an international data-base.

All Guyanese Citizens who are eligible and who are entitled to a passport.
All Guyanese children and adults who are applying for a passport for the first time.
Guyanese children who are named in their parent's current passport.
Citizens whose current passports need renewing. These include passports that might have
long expired or those whose validity are less than six months.
Citizens whose current passports are lost, stolen or damaged.

Applicants must uplift an Application form for a Guyana Passport from the Central
Immigration and Passport Office on Camp Road, Eve Leary, Georgetowrn or in their region.
The cost for an application form is $200(G).
The form must be completely and accurately filled. Different types of applicants will need to
fill specific sections of the form. Strict attention must be paid to this to avoid delays.
Applicants for new passports will need suitable recommenders (or references) to fill out
Section 7 of the form on their behalf.
Children under eighteen (18) years, must be accompanied by their parents. If both parties
are not present, then consent should be given from whichever party is absent.
Applicants must submit completed application form(s), along with one passport-sized
colour photograph and all other necessary documents in person to the Passport Office on
Camp Road, Georgetown and have their photograph taken by an Immigration Officer.
The cost of a new passport is $4000(G).
The cost of replacing a lost, stolen or damaged passport is $15,000(G).
Applicants will be issued with an official slip that will state the date on which they must
return, with the slip, to collect their new passport.

It takes three (3) weeks to process your application.
Replacing lost passports takes three months.
Damaged passports will take two months to be replaced.


Guyabli Poice` Force
Immigration Department

1 .. --
MI~nistry of soame Affairs

Call telephone numbers 226-3011, 225-1744, 226-4700.

rrr~~r svl~ uur rrv

Frequ~aently Asked Question 1.3

What is the Greenhouse Effecst?


~IlL~1 I1 II



VAT Policy Corner


'The Giuyana Revenue Authority (GRA) continues to provide assistance to the general public on
various issues regarding the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT). This policy addresses VAT and
local transportation.

Generally, local transportation services are taxed at the standard rate of sixteen percent (16%O/).
Th'lerefore, services such as taxi, car and bus rentals, bus transportation, supplied by a VAT- registered
transportation service prov ider will be subject to VAT at the stand ard rate.

H-owe:ver, Schedule I of the VAT Act provides for the zer~o-ratin~g of local transport services in~
a ccordance with the provisions of the Act.
Pazragraph 2A (i) and (j) of Schedule I zero-rates,
(i) a sucpply of the services of tl~rasporting pass~engers~r or goods ba'airfro~m one place in
Guryana to another plarce in Guy~ana, subject to the signing of an agreement beftweeI thle
Government and the supplier ofthte service
(j) a supply of river or land crossing services subject to, the signing ~fal an arteement
betweent the Govler~nment and thze supplier ofthre service
SBy vi rtue ofthe above provisions local transportation services are zero-rated provided that:
S1 ) the service provider has an agreement with the Government of G~uyana
(2) the services rnust entail the transportation of passengers or goods from a place in Guyana to
another- place in Guyana by air, river or land.

Please be advised that transportation services provided by State agencies are exempt from? VAT. As
su!ch, tickets bought for river crossing and other fees incurred with respect to the use of State-owned
transportation will not attract VAT.

Service providers desirous of having their service zero-rated should contact the Remission Unit,
G~uyana Revenue Authority, 357 Lamaha and East Streets,Gerton


small amounts also contribute

water vapoulr in~ the air that the
greenhouse effecct is ver~y large.
adding a smlnll additional amo~unt
of CO2 or water vapour has
only a smalrl direct impact on
downward infr~aredt radiation.
f lowever. in the cold, dry
po'lar regions, the effrect of a
sm~lll increase in CO2 or water
vapour is mluch greater. The
salle is true for the cold. dry
upperc' atmosphere where a small
increase in water vapour has a
greaterl influence on the green-
house effect than the samne
change in water vapour would
have near the surface.
Several components of the
climate system, notably the
oceans and living things, affect
atmospheric concentrations of
greenhouse gases. A prime ex-
ample of this is plarits taking
CO2 out of the atmosphere and
converting ir (and water) into
carbohydrates via photosynthe-
sis. In the industrial era, human
activities have added greenhouse
gases to the atmosphere, prima-
rily through the burning of fos-
sil fuels and clearing of forests.
Adding more of a green-
house gas, such as CO2, to the
atmosphere intensifies the
greenhouse effect, thus warming
Earth's climate. The amount of
warming depends -on various

(Please turn to page 20)

The Sun powers Earth's cli-
tiiard, radiating `energy at
very short wavelengths, pre-
dominately in the visible or
nea r-\ isible~.e.g,, .ultraviolet)
part of the spectrum. Roughly
Just one-third solar energy

that reaches the top of
Earth's atmuosphere is re-
flected directly back to spa;c~e.
The remaining two-thirds is
absorbed by the surface and,
to a lesser extent, by the at-

To balance the absorbed in-
coming energy, the Earth must,
on average, radiate the same
amount of energy back to space.
Because the Earth is much
colder than the Sun, it radiates
at much longer wavelengths,

primnarily in the infraredt part. of
the2 spectrumn (see F~igure 1).
Much of` this thernutI radntia-
tion emni(Ltte by the landl and
ocearn is absorbedi by the atmo1(-
sphere, including clouds. and
r~eradiatted b;ck ito Eartlh. Tlhis is

called the greenhouuse effe~ct. ~The
glass walls inl a grecnhlouse rc-
duce alirflo(w and increase the

Anallogoulsly. butI throughI a dlif-
fere~nt physical process, the
liarthl's greenhouse effect warms
the surface of the planet .
Without the natural green-
houseI~ effect, the aIverage teml-
perature' at E~arth's surface
would be below the f'reezing
points of wa~ter. Th~us, Earth's
natural grecenhoulse effect makes
life as we know it possible,
However, human activities, pri-
marily the burning of fossil fu-
chs and clearing of forests, have
greally intensified the natural
greenhouse effect, causing global
The two most abundant
gases in the atmosphere, nitro-
gen (comprising 78%/ of the dry
atmosphere) and oxygen (com-
prising 21%), exert almost no
greenhouse effect. Instead, the
greenhouse effect comes from
molecules that are more com-
plex and much less common.
Water vapour is the most
important greenhouse gas, and
carbon dioxide (CO2) is the sec-
ond-most important one.
Methane, nitrous oxide,
ozone and several other gases
present in the atmosphere in

SIMIAY CHIROMICE August 26, 2007 19,



Expressions of Interest are hereby invited from inrterest~ed persons for the
rental of rice lands in the M#ARDS Scheme Burma M~ahaiconyf East Coast
Demerara as follows:

(a.) Lands previously allocated to farnmer who have since withdrawn
their interest identified as Plot 5 (82.1 acres) and Plot 12(79.72 acres)

(b.) Lands repossessed from farmers for re-allocation identified ats Block
C (371.12 acres).

Responses are to be sent or delivered to MAR~DS Office at Burma~i on or before
Friday, August 31, 2007.

SGD: Ronald Persaud
General Manager (ag)

BRSIC NUtritioB PYOgralRIe
Loan No: 1120/SFi-GYE

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guysaraf has rtceivedd financing fromn the Inter-
Amenican Development Bank (IDZB) towardts the cost of the Basic Nutrition
Programme. It is intended that patof the proceeds of thjs financing will be
appfled to eligible payments une the contract for the supply and dfeltivery of
goods and services.
2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Developent~- Unit now invimies sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the supply and delivrery ofthe followingr~:
Supply and delivery of 200 20" Televisiont and DVDEfi~Plaers
Inte~rested Bidders can obtain further information on @te s $Ec~di~canonsm firoms and uplift a
complete set of bidding document at the follwing adidrlessuci : a @ bars to 15:30 brs
from Monday to Fridays:
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, ProcuremenntOlicer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Co~operation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. Po.: 226-2425, 225-3470
Fax: 225-3470
Emaill Dsookdeofa3hiv.ov.-ay, rakash sookdeo~ooo exc~ooo~~~ ite(co
3. idin d cu fn cnGb ,p rtzedn my hnee d tidrs ueo pamentUo ta
The method of payment will be by Copany Chequ~e o r Managetsthegu
4. l Bids must be placed in an envelope bearing the name and; address of the
.(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman. National P~rocurement and
Tender Administration Board. MJain and Urquhart Str~eet~s Georgetown
and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope thie name of the
programme and the desen~ption of the bid, including the \words'do not open
before Tuesday, September 25, 2007."
5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the. NlatinlE Board of
Procurement and Tender Admin~istration situated at the Ministry~ of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets. Geor etown, Guyana., no later th~ani 9:00 am on
Teessdnay, e htmb rd r5 007heir will be a end tacphubl d eremon~v. n t
hours or shortly thereafter. on Septempber 25. 2007.
6. Valid compliance certificates must accom any bids f-romn o;cl supphlersin the
name of the company submitting the bid fom the Guvana Reven~ue Authority
(GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
7. A bid security of three hundred and, twelve thousand Guyana dollars
(GS312.000) mu~st be submitted along with the bid`

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereojf on or before the
time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hfospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Geor etown, Gu ana
Tel. No.: 225-34 0, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-3470
Email: psokdeo@hiv.gov.gy. prakash_sookdeo~ie xc ite.com

Deerara Book
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No\inbank Cambtos Av. (5 Larget)


The Bank of Guyana hereby invites suitably qualified contractors to
tender for certain civil works associated with the refurbishing of the
2'" floor of the Bank of Gugana building situated at I Avenue of the
Republic. Georgetown, Guyana.
Tender documents relative to the above may be obtained from the
Maintenance Engineer II, Maintenance & Security Department, during normal
working hours.
Tenderers are required to submit their bids with the following:
(i) A valid certificate of compliance from the GuyanaI Revenue Authority .
(ii) A valid certificate of compliance from the National Insurance Scheme.
(iii) TIN number of the contractor.
Tenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked
TENDERR FOR CIVIL WORKS, 2"" FLOOR." All tenders must be
de osited in the Tender Box on the gound floor, private entrance of the Bank.
of Guyana building no later than 14:00 hours on September 07, 2007.
The Tenders should be addressed to:
Bank of G~uyana
1 Avenue of the Repubbe

BoGi Wveiginetd Average Ex~change' Rate2 USS .00~ = 520 5 ~?
a Cranadian Dollar
asJ: ~r\cra r e a ;no Sr is 17~ la i 3 k
C. Pounmd Stcrlingr

---.CI Euro

E. S~-cicted C~africoml Exch-fane I' LIBOf~R Ch$ G.:S Prime Ratfe
Rate rror Wid .. Augr 15, 2017

B!JosS 05 9.13 6 months 5 925 S 2%
JS G$ : 4i I 'er5 20875%; Guyana twgo.) 13 9)7% /

Source: Intetrnationai Depart eat, Bank ofT Guyana.


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We are confident that this change will facilitate improved customerr service.


GO-Operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authorit

1. The National D~rainatge and Irrigatio~n Aulthority, Ministry ofAgriculturre invites bids
from suitably qual ified and ex~er~ienced bidders to undertake thle fol locw ingl projects:

a.) Construction of Drainage Sluice at De Willemn, West Coast
Demterara, Region 3

2. re\ il pe c
3. Interested eligible bidlders may inspect the Bidding Documents aInd obtainl thrther
informationI from the Office of' the Chief` Executive Oilicer, National D~rainage and
Irrigration AuLthoritY during normal working hours.

4. Bid documents canl he upl iftedl from the office of tlhe National D~rainage and Irrigation
Authority, Ministry of Agriculture. Regent Street anld Vlissengen Road, Gieorgetown
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of fi ve thousand dollars (S5,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Agriculture for each bid document.

5.Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing, no identification of' the of
the Bidder and marked on the top lettl-hand corner"Tendecr for __

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairmlan
National Pro~curem~nt and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main andt Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tendler box at the above addlress not slater than 09,:00 h on Ililesday
11'h September, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late b~ids will be

6,. Bids will be opened inl the presence of' those bidders or their reLpresentatives who choose
to attendi at09:00 h1onl Tuesday 11"' September. 2007 in~ thei B~oardroomn ofthe Nationarl
Procurement andt Tender Adm7inistrationl Board, Ministry of. Finance at the ablov:e

7. All bidls must be accom~panie di by valid C:er~i ficates~ of Coml~plianrce fr~om thle Manlager ofI
the Nartional Insurarnce Schemne and7 thle C.ommissio ner of the. Inland Revenue

8. A~ll bids mulst be accompalnied by a bid secur~ity amountring to not less.thant 2%! oft the

9I. The N'atio~nal Proculremen~nt i and Teer Administr~ation. M inistry of F-inance reser-ves the
rig~t to reje'ctany ar ll bids w~ithoul assigning any reasonl whatsoeverl and not
niece~ssarily. to awarild to thle lowecst bid.

Chief Executive O~fficer
National Drainag~e andc Irl-~r~igtin ~ulthority


Our valued Customers and the General Public are hereby notified of the new working hours at
our Providence Terminal effective September 3, 2007.

FAQ 1.3, Figure 1. an idealised model of the natural greenhouse effect

WNhat is the Greenhouse ...

(From page 18)
feedback mechanisms. F~or ex-
ample, as the atmosphere
warms due to rising Icycis of
greenhouse gases, its concentra-
tion of water vapour increases,
further intensifying the green-
house effect. This in turn causes
more warming, which causes an
additional increase in water
vapour, in a se f-rein orcing
cycle. This water vapour feed-
back may be strong enough to
approximately double the in-

crease in the greenhouse ef~ect
due to the added CO2 alone.
Additional important
feedback mechanisms in-
volve clouds. Clouds are ef-
fective at absorbing infrared
radiation and therefore ex-
ert a large greenhouse ef-
fect, thus warming the
Earth. Clouds are also effec-
tive at reflecting away in-
coming solar radiation, thus
cooling the Earth. A change
in almost any aspect of
clouds, such as their type,

location, water content,
cloud altitude, particle size
and shape or lifetimes, af-
fects the degree to which
clouds warm or cool the
Earth. Some changes am-
plify warming while others
diminish it. Much research
is in progress to better un-
derstand how clouds change
in response to climate
warming, and how these
changes affect climate
through various feedback

It is my understanding that in some Collectir
Between Unions and Management, it is stat
liable to, nor accountable for workers who, (
Share injured as a result of snake bites, lighter
SHow does NIS treat such cases?

SAny injury or death occurring OUT OF OR C
EMPLOYMENT whether due to natural or o
Classified as Industrial Injury.
iiIf you are faced with such a situation, it is at
with this Unit or your nearest NIS Office for

My husband was a self-employed carpenter
About 25 years ago, he worked with a Gov~
Sone(1) year and made contributions to NIS.
SYes, you can. Please visit your nearest NIS
necessary forms for. Funeral and Survivors
Son a minimum of 50 contributions, and you
so sure re: the Survivors Benefit, as this re
SNevertheless, you should apply for both bet

Pensioners, do have your Life Certificates ~
Authorities so as not to affect our processing
Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then
SC/O Dianne L~ewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
NCational Insuranee Schemne
SBrickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 1 01135
SE-mail: pr_nis(ii jsolutio nL2 ,.net
Tel 227-361

ve Labour Agreements (C LAS )
ed that Managementis not
during the course of work die. or c
ning or other forces of nature. ,~f



theirr circumstance will be.

dvisable that you make contact

r before he died at age 56 years
ernment.Ministry for more than
Can I get any benefit?

SOffice and collect the
benefit. Funeral Benefit Is paid
will be able to get this. I am not
quiress more contributions.
nefits and allow NIS to make its

signed & stamped by the proper
g of your Pension.




Providence Terminal
Monday Friday

New Hours of VWork
07:00 hours 11:30 hours
12:30 hours -16:00 hours

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The Minsitry of Home Affairs invites scaled Bids from eligible and qualified Bidders
for the undermentioned works:

Guyana Police Force
a. Rehabilitation of Western Barracks, Eve Leary
b. Rehabilitation of Administration Building, Brickdam
c. Rehabilitation of Commander's Living Quarters, Cove & John E.C.D
Guyana Fire Service
a. Construction of~fficers' Quarters, Linden Fire Station
b. Construction ofZ)fficers' Living Quarters (Building 'A') Timehri Fire Station
c. Construction ~to Officers' Living Quarters (Building 'B') Timehri Fire Station

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Biddinlg (NCB) Procedures,-
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders subject to provisions of
Section Ill (eligible countries) of this document.

Interested eligible Bidders mnay obtain information from the Permanent Secretary. Ministry
of Home Affaurs and inspect the Bidding Document at the M in istry, 6 Brickdam. Stabrock,
Gieorgetown. from M onday to Friday between O8:30h and 1 5:30h.

A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased on the submission of a
written application to t~e Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Af~fairs, 6 Brickdam,
Stabrock. G~eorgetown and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand
( 55,000.00 ) dollars. The method of payment will1 be cash or manager's cheque.

Bids must be submitted with the following:
a. A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioncr-General1 of Guyana
Revenue Authority (G;RA).
b. A valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager, National Insurance
Scheme (NIS).

Additional requir-em:ntl~s/detais are provided in the Bidding Document

Tenders must be end~osed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer on the
outside. The envelope should be clearly marked in the upper left-hand corner "Tender
for (Name of Project) - Ministry of Home Affairs." Bidders who are applying for more
than one project must place each bid in a separate envelope.

Bids must be delivered to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Fmance,
Main and Urquhalrt Streets,

and deposited in the Tender Boxt at the above address not later than 09:00 h on Tuecsday
4'h September. 2007. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be

Bids will be opened at 09:00 h T'uesday 4th September. in the Boardroo~m of the National
Procurement and Tender Administrationl Board, and in the presence of the Bidders or
their representatives wh~o choose to attend the opening mn person.

T~he Ministry of Finance reserves the r-ight to reject any o~r aill Bidts w\ithoult assigning~

Permanent Secireary
Ministry of' Holme Affairs

08:30 h- Dialoguy
09:00h- Art of Living
09: 15 h Anmol Geet
10: 15h- National Geographic
11:15 h Homestretch
11:45 h- Weekly Digest
12:15h- Press Conference with
Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h- Things African
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine

to the Daily and Sunday

the mst widely

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For Sunday, August 26, 2007 14:30h

For Monday, August 27, 2007 14:30h

For~ Tuesday, August 28, 2007 14:30h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1hrns

Channel 11

01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00h- NCN News Magazine
04:00h- BBC
05:00h- The Mystery of the

05:301 h- Newtown Gospel /2
06:00 h- NCN News Magazine
07:00 h- Voice of Victory
07:30 h- Assembly of Prayer
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to

15:00 h- Grow with IPED
16:00 h- Homestre
16:30 h- Family Cfoum
17:.00 h- Lutheran Me
17:30 h Guysuce Round
18:00 h- NCN Week in Rev
19:00 h-Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan
20:00h- 60 Minutes
21:00 h- President's Diary
21:30 h- Movie

Guyana Power & Light (GPL) inc, is seeking suitably qualified persons for the position of ELECTRICAL
SUPERVISOR in the Diesel Generation Department, Canefield, Berbice.
The successful candidate wif report directly to the Senior Diesel Generation Engineer and will be
responsible for
Preparation of Time Sheets. Daily Work Records, Reports. Conduct Performance Evaluations etc, for
subordinates within the electrical section, and would be accountable for all tools and equipment under
his/her control.
Supervising and instructing subordinates on safe and efficient work practices in keeping with GP~s Safety
Rules and Codes of Practice and the Electrical Regul~ations.
Ensuring that training and development are constant in order to maintain high levels of efficiency.
Maintaining a disciplined and organised workforce
Ordinary Technical Diploma (OTD), or General Technical Diploma (GTO). or Diploma in Technology, along
with five (5) years experience OR
City and Guilds Electrical Technical Certificate Part ii or its equivalent. with seven (7) years experience.
Salary will be Conmmnsurate with qualifictions and experiene.

257/9 Middle St Cummingsburg
Georg~etown, Guyana'.
ndlate~r~arthaxA~eteber 2007.
Unsuccessful applications wHill not be responded fo.


Applications should be addressed te



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C/VILLE furnish-ed
;; ti~ment!s for overseas guest.
S nrting; from US$20 daily.
;i.i My~ package available. Call
; d ii- 227-8356 6j:'2-2118 -

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a: ib e. Home v s~Its for

oc:. a.s only by appo!'ntment "'

:\DRA S Beauty Salon
12 O:r~ionoque Street. for cold
we ~. Straightening, facial
m. w uc~re. scalp treatment and j
de on~I on nails. Also Beauty
C:tilre available Te! 227

WVORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guy urincme

working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information. send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

SANJANA'S Car Rental. 12
First Street. Better Hope
South. $4 000 per day. Call for
more information 614-7856.

Services -Call Kersig~s Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
HAVE your computers
expertly repaired. Genius
Computers 231-7650, 626.
8911. Our office. is located
where your problem is.

.ARE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR` need- finance? Call Apostle
R~andolph Williams # 261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h.)

Group and Day Care Centre
From ages 3 months 5 years
28 Screen Street. Newbtirg. Tel.

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, Fabric
Oasigning, Curtains,
Cushions, Floral. Cake
I, o~rtion n1532Barr St., Kitty.


SHEER MiAGIC is offering j
osmiietology classes for
ma f rnlatn.. Call 226-94j48 or

REGiSTER now~ ,vith Alphia
.ars he;a eldaorly. a m
!~r cr: Ci!- 260-4213 or 6,18 -

I r: -gy classes @~ Double
.,., begins Septemlber
Cmv~enieri limil gt
~ .- Call: 265-2490
Sa Certificate. Diplomna
reany part ofe wo lr
;^ call CFI Global
L. k #261-5079


E* *illt.r Reading. Writing
Typewriting. Shorthiand. Office
Procedure and Computer
lessons. Individual attention
School e- :..- eptemrber 3

C i-,- i,; 1 vciars in Ro' ;a
CI. L I ..-~ I Prof(e ssio n~al s ciai
YOur drleam career -- PIooi-torlng
ror Nursery. Prinlary & -.-.. .1 ~
Facilities. 22 Atlantic Gardeons
Fas Coast 6Dner)1ara PTselgs 2
as $41.600 mronlthl .



School Commences
10th September'D7
252 ^Thomas Street 11/CIC. Gltoltil
Tel ~225 2397, 225- 5474

CetuificG rate n Doma orse

in French, .S anisph, Portugulese
and Englisn as a Foreign
Language. Beginners and
Foundation courses for children
(3-13 years) and CXC
eree rdIon sousehs: aa'8
Translation and Inter retin
Services. THE LAN UAG
17N TITUTE INC. Phone 231-

emptOK Guannd arainn r cC le~geaon a
Canadian Certified personal
support worker (Care giver) We
are a recognized and
exclusively authorized by the
administer this program in
Guyana.Day and evening classes
available. Now re isterina for
Se tember Semes er.Call`227-
48 1

CLASS. Join our team of
professional educators as we
.mould your children to a bri hter
f ture. C) de icated tttant s

SEPTEMBER 3C, 2007' Calu

Octooer 1"AE CLASS:

$1.000 per ourse Textbooke.
Classes Meet Tuedays & -p

UcOLsR.LSD DRMLL 100ovberAN 5'
R3 AD emD S13~ --- CCLLAS: O
5100prcus.Textbooks ot.q~jt
of.! theOM College 1.Prmoe

Rqs irafciua growth:3 rnepar 4:~
dedicated to teahn ractical
methdse for evCaSS O Lzn
Tedifying and equipin othes

1. .I I: ~ students for full- -time,
..****~~ and evening classes,
Mathematics. English A&B. All
Business, Science & Arts
sub ects. Monthly fee: $1 500
1 er subject. Contact use at 6
70a an~d K~il t~r~eyt~s 227
Th-e Colle e of
**I I'** ~~1 Grange, WBD
reope~ns for the school~ year on
andi NOT onl September 3, 2007
RE IT eNOW Ih ls ii ou
NURSERY, Primary and
Secondary Departments. Tel:

And acce ted to study
at 000 Of ouT
Prestigious Canadian

Diploma & Certificate
pfogfrtTmrn5 Offered
Acceptance guaranteed
Study & live in Canada

PrOstige Immigf8000

Novels romance, thrillers,
story books, etc. Call Juliette's
Book Library. 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

MOTORING. 'You train to pass .
Qu naswow 2027-nT6e3, S4sd
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 197 Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a flys uynight
bMutonr nss 12 R egent Roa

Bou a

Indera Sin h Massage. If
you need a be ance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.

CEaS PE o ResthMoaussha e
alleviate pam st ess and bod
tenin Ulelli vbeke Certifie
rra oa e Therverst.New Clients
half price. Tel. 592-615-83747/
682-3858. Home Services
vr~~~ r ,cities. co mlescapet tr t

net aelrath atd Ipr ka an e
Ilcence for its premises situated
SreLt tLdg Gorngeawn.Jon

SINGLE male age 27 needs
Bemale0pe frins db rte to P.O.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide,
Se dF end ednf orm tion?
CFI, PO Box 1 154
Georgetown, Guyana
NEED a friend? Pe-npal or
phone ~pals? Please call tor in-
rormat on tel. 629-4605, 692-
t60 2 Sdres E.aChatier o~o

MAI..E AGE 50 would like to
meet single female for serious
friendlshilp. Please call 6i29-
GET~A FRIEND! Get educrratd!
Get 1-,, ft ,1~ 1 llll 1 1
CFI i~. i".. '- '. I.r'. ..C Li (le
Irl )9 26-079 Ide ~y-Lj r
JOIN\ the hundreds who have

Servi.e i. [. l ,..
r i~r. Sat: 10 ari4 -
4pm. Teli: 223 8237 648-6098
(both phones samne time)
Immediate isnk.

places. Tel. 609-3311, 609-3211,

GET rid of evil, fix love
sickness, etc. Get Dultch s iritual
hel Call 655-8907, 612-6417
220-0708 '

HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
srvicedt Rso yor er200ra4n fe3 d
66~anne320 gas. Tel 22
PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
fre rsin Nmebtc. Credit trms
available. Call 688-2965
FOR all your construction
repirs ren vt os, as wu'E a
and painting ContaS
Mohamned on 233-0591, 667

.. r

,8led 'wrkens
a usinessmcnl

tdaggas vns
*Rftugees xemefntaton
con!~tansiraconsubth: m
BalwaritPersaud &Associates

hhR rp irs and servierrs t
wave ovens, etc. Call Horne
Solutions on Tele hone 227-
0060/629-1939/64 -6007
DO you nieed ai
experienced male for general
hous k nin ? C rvkes

5334 or j25-8067 after 5prn
weekdays and anytime on
STATUS - obtain National Skills

rln a


VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Ledis. Sheriff & Fourth Sts C/
vir IFTeacher. Maths at
Urmillas uthst t De, 4 o~n
VACANCIES exist for
.Teachers: Mathematics and
business subjects in an
established skrivate school on
(6he2 Wet4Bari Demnerara. Call:

SALESCLERK(S mu~st h'ave
knowledge of M~aths and Eng~lish,
2 years working experience
Ap ly in person with application
to Lens. Sheriff & Foulrth Sts.. C!

Ramrroop and St 1 rr,, ~~
Walk. Bour~da, Cr -.ra.- ., r,~ [.
VACANCY exist for Front
Desk Akttend ant. cook and

VACANCY exists for trained
and experienced teachers to wJork
at Mon Repos. ECD. &
Poelde22ye n Ar0 3( yrs atd or
SALESGIRLSiBoys, Porters,
Male & Female Security Guards
I ri e~r w th pate ,c a2 .

782 .. ...
ex erience. pleasant persona t r
TECHNICIAN (eGreat offer
C itaac Be reMy22-0a8n91; 6sl25
OPERAT'ORS Manager rin
lumber industry) with va d
Driver s Licence. Accounts
Executive. Send applicatiori to
eCD el 672 -53/2T2u 4 9
VACANCIES exist at Survival
S perb rket forti usveto C rke

pshpr iepbo r o nu ca nD ~n
S. & Vlissengen Road. Tel.#
VACANCIES exist for Front
Desk Clerk, Waiters, Kitchen
,Assistant/Cook. Requirements:
Secondary Education. Apply in
person with written application
to Regency Suites/Hotel, 98
Hadfield St., Werk-en-Rust, G/
Driving Instructors. One (1)
Male or one (1) female Driver /
instructor. Can ~be trained to be
an instructor.. At least three (3)
years experience as a Driver.
Good speech, decency and
quality dressing required. Apply
in person with written application
to: The General Managler2 RKs
8 hrotte Stroes, er

Heads of Departm-ent & CXsi
Markers and Teachers in all
sub ect areas from Nursery
trc tesPri~mary toi Se~col atro
Drcor ofSud es at 2rtKhissoosa

One 1)i Femlale Office
Assistant Miust have knowledge
of Payroll, NIS, Filing and mlst
be computer lIterate. Must be

two (2) years working expenence
Apply mn person with a written
application and two (2)
references to: Len's 136 Sherlff
& Four-th Sts.. Civille. Tel: 227-

% ACRE hos lot at 4" `
Sr~ee46CLlmmnin L dg Contact
1 -%li ACRE trans orted lald
at Line Path Riverside Contact
339-3608 or 680-9383.

road to rier -1L7a5ndx 75ft.Pai ad
9758M. Tel: 225-3737; 225.

100 good location $13M.
double lots $15M or $7.SM each
25S3e733 a 5- 3n98: 6 1-70T7e :

T'EL: 226-8148, 625-1624.
TUSCHEN New Housing
Schleme Hou~se Lot in front. 50j
k 100 ft. Asking: $2Mv. Call 225-
5591Ao S6TRD5505.2 ie
U per Demerara River, transporti
25 gCros land! 400011 widP
$;1 .= "=0~ per acre, $25iM.
Ederson's 226-5496.

soerMdylee l6 acres Iindea on
genler I farmingi~. Otvided $3 .5
er acre, special price 2 acr-es
SM.Ederson s 226-5496.
81 Y2ACRE land on the
Western Bank of Demerara
River. sepdrng Gardens. Parti
Cutvted 1 36907 7 4M. Davia
HOOP, WCD. TEL. 684-5885.
2croal.1 ACRE land at
Melanie Public Road. Ideal for
any factory and could take 12
trans ort properties $8M ne .

C2 4 IMN 2 69 l
Claims in Kuru ung Mountain.
Serious inves ors. For sale,
lease or partnership. Call Jeff
Naraine. Home -592-223-
5586, cell 592-669-1364.
opGOINnGd cheap -- largn rid
residential (useomopposite
Gafoors- warehouse on Broad
Street. Reduced $25 million
ne Owner 226-1742. 623-
GRIEA Meadow Bank
$4M. Diamond $3M, $1M,
Lusignan $3M, LBI $3M,
Lna ala GdnsM 08 $O, C nMl
N 2 $M, 5M,7 en37o~w

SECT), Happy Acres, Earle's
~Cpurt, Lamaha .Gardens,
Diamond New Scheme (High
income), Canal #1 & 2, Highway
lands. Intermediate savannah.
.TEL. 226-81481625-1624.

7M,~ ~ ~ rgl 6 0 t; 10M.
e Resouvnlr,17 000 sq. ft.-
$20M, Canje. 2114 acres
$4.9M. Parika, 211 acres
$172M. De Freitas Associates
-225-5782, 609-2302, 233-
house lots (to ether) plus 150'
o2e0 &er iroxad Sde ro rtie

acres Intermiewjae Savannah.
TEL. 226-81481625-1624.
CORNER Lot in Lamaha
Gds' reduced from $18M to
12Nuew Pcr idec d rabl
`$28M. Queenstown reduced
from $28M to $23M, Alberttown
S140 x 23 ft.. reduced from
$7.8Ml to $5.9M. Cummings
St.. close to Middle St. 140 x
60rduFe ra $19M

be. P one Tony Reid's Realty
for more information. Tel. 220-
2626: 225-5198: 231-2064'.

over eaRSs'stor Ca<: 226
baSdCHOO odr working rl to
lFFliCE Ipace~ Ic. era .jt
227 South Road. Tel. #226-
5275, 669-9619.
.' ONE 1-bedroom bottom
flaf cap~aartm~enrt-344P r in
-bedroom 140 A Barima Ave.,
Bel Air Park. 225-8153 or 227-

~~__~ __~~~~~~__~~~~~_



F RNISHED rooms at
DacMeo' sA~d~v n re, E.C-
$40 000. KEYHOMES 684-

Street, 2. 3-bedroom
apartment. Tel. 233-6160.
flat. Prefer working student at
Be AirGOatler Georgetown.

rental 13E R00M0. Gille ,

F~~~~~~tetee~ TeLl 69rl s 3
otilled 2-bedroom apartment
94S4840rp~e~r~nit Call 226
ROOM to rent in Eccles -
ins00 12oern month. Peferg
Tel. #233-371 680-2856.
bue ihe s exe uiveih
condition. telephone. ~parking,
overhead tank. Tel: 642
LAND FOR RENT -a large
s acious double lot for rent In
Se retoTn nra (C~h cl601

n2TO )la at 3 i

or couple. Contact within

bedF)UoNIap idEdeal fo .0-
US85s' eoar mon't' oft U2n5
pe av 9Call 227-3546 or
available. Centrally located in
G 05getown. 225-7131, 664-
Sedr om ufur ised9 hue
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male. $4 500
weekly. Phone No. 613-2647
bedroom top flat. Vreed-en-
Hoop Public P~d. All modern
conrve~nenes $40 L030. Call
furnished. Executive two
bedroom apartment. Contact
e ecu iem 4bedroomm h sse
Jew~anram 227-1988; 623
2-BEDROOM apartrisent
for rent. bottom flat, opposite
Caricom Head quarters
Turkeyen. Phone 2 2-3254/
1 LARGE house to share,
inside toilet and bath, tiles,
parking residential area E.B.D
$13.090 monthly 688 8135
bottom flat for any kina of
businesses $80 000 in
Alexander St.. Kitty. Good
security. 225-0571

St inSP Gmeo arent OSepR nd
entrance and balcony
attached. Tel: 225-2873;
225-3808; 226-9029.
BRAND NEW 12 room
hotel. all self contained rooms,
atilyfurnish~ed tn S prim
225-2873. 225-3808, 226
bedroom, 1 self contained,
unfurnished. US$1.000. Tel:
executive house 3 self
contained bedrooms.
furnished US$1,500.
FURNISHED four floor
four apartment building
Kin ston US$5 500 mth v
De Freitas Associates 22.>..
5782. 609-2302. 233-5711
BarBUSIN SS flat to rentt in
BarSt.. Kist.x Pri "4 lct
226-4014 or 231-4155.
.bedroom) $18 000. $20 00 j
$25 000. (2-bedroom) jr25
000, $32 000, 3-bearoom .
$40 000, furnished $26 000,
$45 000. Call 231-6236
SPOT Cummings & MIXdOM
Sts.. Alberttown First floor
li e, light ariled jeaps $ r
25fft.x 40-t .per feet. Doctor s
office, salon, etc. MR. SINGH

3-BEDROOM unfurnished
concrete house at 933 BI 'A'
Diamond Housing Schemle. $50
000 neg. monthly. Tel.#l645-
1745 or 623-4694.
$60,000.00, Snac ette
$60,000.00, Office spade
$50.000.00, Internet Cafe
$00000.0000 KB aua S bon
A ncy. Office 225-054 ;, 642

AlefitoWn 2 be86000 0p n t

SUt PUimVeli 3 bedroom
house by itself $60,000,
14coom large 4 bedroom top ~
flatS50,000, E~des 3 bdroond
)op int $60,000
E051lo Penitlxen 3bedroons
hose semi fUltished S80,000)
SUfnyanviie 3 etif001100US6
10p flat furished U55750
f0Utida Park Entire house :
tl5S1500, Ifandy Park fully
fUmnisied howeUSS 16150

NEMany aorenss

223-4928, 609-2201.

SubByanville, KitRy Nandv APar
Nccles. Bel AireSprehntg. rashad
Ngar, yg azi .t Sheriff
Street, Atlanitic Vi le. Call 226-
1192, 653-9990-
C!VILLE furnished one-
bedroom apartments to rent on
arm S20 alAaddai yinhtid basis. Startin j
fnmL6, 622-211 Aan 22 e
Newly built 2-bedroom flat
situated at Mocha Arcadia, EBD
Unfurnished. very comfortable
E er e~nc ate su ,v etc

1 TWO-bedroom apartment
530 000; 1 one-bedroort
oau rtent $ 00R Si gle o
7 9ience. Telephone 225 -
bedroom house gr lied, tel..
i ierhead lt0 k00 C linga et@
Persaud ??5-9882, 650-2724
US$600. executive house and
office a t. $5 500, space
USS1 0 10 u wards. Phone Tony
Reid's Rea ty - 225-3068, 220-
bedroom fully furnished, alc, hot
&cold. secured. parking.
telephone; upper flat.Ovres
visitors. Tel: 226-1457/613-
ONE fully furnished alc. 2
bedroom. self contained
apartment with living room and
kitchen. Parking two cars. Price
$600 US. Tel: 226-1769. 612-
6a0n7 a629-0282. Ask for Mrs.
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished upstairs. overhead
tank. garage space location Bel
Air Park. Tel. 225-4413 614-
0949. 619-9972. 220-1506 or
furnished 1 & 3- bedroom
apartment to rent parking. air
condition, hot & cold, etc.,
suitable for overseas visitors ~on
short term basis. Tel. 226-5137,
USS1 500. House by itself -
US$600 and $70 000 in F- lu~. I
City. Apts. US$600. ~~II.
bulin i Church Street 3-
st~orey fo school. airline service
Phone g Tn eds2 64lt 22:5-
FOUR 2-bedroo-n
apairtments. Prime location .
Semi or unfurnished. A artme~t
consists of hot and cold shower.
pressurized water system~ and i

oo!!onal. serious enqluines oni
Contact tel #t 225-99411-2 or 62 -
iE~v. modern, spacious, '
master bedroom apartmnenL
Fuill furnished, secure
Su~avlemosqulito proof. and in

M~oe (22 -3160)/625-6519.
FULLY E uppd B t
C Waiote t. /lt n e5$200 0 (}
mtri~ Mddl ~top floors
ouslrness l 500 sq. fL. each $150

A32 ociapd5711.2558.69

1 LARGE fully furnished 4-
bedroom house at Dowding St.,
Kitty, with all modern amenities.
AC. shower and bath with hot
and cold water, sep. WC and
secure parking facility. Overseas
only. Tel. 22 -0685.
GRIEA Three store
concrete building, can be used
as office~residence $45,000.
South Rulmveldt, top three
bailtes o$10 ,00. le eb ttoa
flat for business $140 D00. Tel.
225-3737. 2254398; 651-7078

rath, pressre pu o wt a
tanks. Also (bottom flat) 2
bneodsrouor, ro ath le rpe i
parking fac cities. Price (nq).
Te./a nE7-0e72n n tf ice 22 -
8097, Cel 684-7229
SOhGLE: Large 4-bedroom'
furnilayd lyarageeswimming 0 o
elegant 5-bedroom mansion with
pool fully furnished US$5
t0.HAPP ACRS -be S$T n
300 and ot ers in Bel Air Park
Courida Park. Queenstown,
Ca2mP 6ej 624. tABSL2U2T6E

Queenstown, Section 'K Civil e,

Bat) ep b i aPar k Ag e Bu

Bn31. B itronPak m v to
ummings Street. TEL .2t -
8148, 625-1624.

Executille lental 5 Short
or long term in residential
areas, including Subryanville,
Bel Air Park, Prashlad Nagar
Atlantic-Ville. Queenstown
Also Croal Street, Stabroek &
Boarda. Atlantic Gardens.
Alexander Village & Courida
Paris. Rates US$25-45 pet da
Beautiful homes, furnished &
un furnished In prime
residential areas. Be; Air Park!Bel
Air SpringsiCourida Park
and Le Re ssouvenir

Tel/Fax: 227-0721
'>*1100. 225-809 /

SALE. 651-7205-
8148, 625-1624.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agrculture Rd. Trium h
Sideline Dam. Call 263-53 8
1 4-BEDROOM (2-flat) back
home, Kitty (g od condition .
227-6333/ 813-6071.
FOR sale by owner
prprty at Public Road De
Hoop.e Mahaica. ECD. Call 623-
N~EW thr e-bedroo t ofla'
cncrete, Diamond H/S $9M
69-2302. 225-5782, 233-5711
"2Uatc02Vine 5jr~n~er It3 $9
THREE bedroomr back
cottage, Croal Street, G/town -
$6M. 609-2302. 225-5782, 223-
LOCATED on Church Street.
two bid s in -yard andi Re ent
Street. Tel. #225-2228 anld 283
ONE front buddinrg for sale,
73 Hadfield St Stabroek. G/
tlo n $7M. Cadl 231-1272. 64i-
GRIEA Quieenstown old
building on land. Price $12M
Iel 2 5-3737, 2254398; 651

A 72' x 600' land with house
La Gran e. WBD. Call 626-1399
649-9889 (after 5pm)
MAHAICONY Creek, three
benddjuomknous$ 4nd sx @2Tres r
5591 or 619-5505
NeRAIGot o str y house.
144 ft. skinio 7 9M. Call: 225-
5591 of 619- 505.

Price Ine~goiable. Telephone
226-386 .

NEW HOPE E.B.D 2 storey
building, land road to river
Ideal for wharfage. $12.5 M
($62 000US). Ederson's 226-
NON-PARIEL E.C.D. 2-storey
wooden & concrete building,
down stairs business.5$11M, ne .
($55,000US). Ederson's 22 -
ROBB ST. 3-storey wooden
builrnmarkeideal 3- tore
(13 0000US). Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-5496.

$3.5M. Ederson's 226-5496c.
BB-ECCLES, 2-storey
concrete 6-luxurious bedrooms
fiction anytim $3A0
Ederson's 226- 496
cnCROu IdPgLACE 12r ire
6eter, Insurance 3S Ort Ulub
Ederson's 226 5496.
dOCAbLu elgious organ ~atio
function. $4 M. ($2 5,e00~ :U)
Ederson's 226-5496.

vac NnO n~ew 2 flaU conEre~te

ON Lbuildings4lxrosbdom

Sra7 040 dw olsrimn'a $2.

NO IAIL buldig

Duntan St. houses
Trom Survival $30M

Eam beflvil e S25M
Com be vi e, Eccles
FOU is Up t0 15-30M.

R0bb St. U551.5M

Stabrock Areo $1.5M

223-4928, 609-2201

wooden building Ideal for
church school, general store.
SE Msoneq.2 540 000 US).
KINGSTON, overseas/ local
religious organisation, ideal
buirldng for any religious
function $85M. ($425.000JUS).
Ederson's 22654t96.
concrete 6- luxurious bedrooms
mansion on 3-house lots. Ideal
international hotel $665M.
($43925.000 US). Ederson's 226-
transported 3 Y2 acres land with,
sawrtill;~! I~ shedP~ 3~2034'ft ~buond
Ederson's 226-5496.
buildings to buy, O~ltown. Altown,
SIRuimveldt. K~itt Civille.
Ederson's 226-549 .
GRIEA Friendship EBD
parcel of land withi old wooden
cottage. land fromh Dublic road
to Demerara river. Price $6Ml
"5-70Tel: 225-3737. 2254398;
LAMlrAHA4 Gardens. Sheriff
Street. Bel Air Spring. Republic
Park. Section 'K Prashad Na ar.
Bel Air Parkc, Church Street. Call
226-1192. 653-9990
cnGR Aand EAR dSeCOhUrRe
Dedroomndroepty on elevated,
Se13hdneg Tel: 225-377; 2r e
C. TEL: 226-11921623-7742.
GRIEA old wooden
Siidn on corn-rne epgrc l
doct bsneess and in parti ular
5 3M~ "eg Tet earn1a 37 e

GRIEA Forshaw St,
Oueenstown lar e concrete
and wooden builaino $i4M,
second concrete bu dino ri
yard, newly constructed with
4ft walkway $11M. Tel: 225-
3737, 225 398; 651-7078.
PROPERTY at 415 Non
Pariel. ECD. 131 Courbane
Park. Annandale, ECD; 1 Fish
Comay Industrial Site,
t sinp n .~j an~d fis61bn 5bo9t
650-9764. 220-5728.
Iot $1.M IIb

Estate 223-1877. 647-0856.

andCWigR~sELane ,Fr s rrteed
2 storey concrete, 4 bedrooms,
2 argesto can elso 10
Fort St, foreign and local
iHovest rbr krsmawkeec e.
Phone 225-9201.


Il u~st~ned Lanet

Emil ewansrealtys yahooco

b AMP Street, two-flat
Auino s rers dnbce -n $8M
OR: U1752ll FDrr am
Associates -225- 5782,
609-2302, 233-5711.
bed -$10 Mv $5M. Anira St. -
$8M, South $7M. Kitty -$6MJ,
7MAlebertto~wn b
Middle St. (bvbhospital) $M
Croal St. $6M. Atlaritic Ville
59M, Grove public road -
$6M, East Ruimvelcit (front
road) New house -$7M. Call

2- stor woo ocee

Ideal for usinless. 113 Regent

2 trv o concrete. Tl 2-0325

buinelfr uess. -1 $38 Qamna t
three flrat residence
busliginesses $45M. Ave. of
Repbli, business 14o 000sq
b sineUS, aelae"choei0ret t .

$27M, Newow 11M.la
buies ns oe72li Qa ..nae St.
athed fa compou d $60M
Republic Pk.nes 14 530M $22M
U$Sth R/veldt:i P $17 60-232
225-782.ewon b~

P~i~~rice nve CotcRaeh

St arg~~e clone~~ ialbidn
on~ comeria; parcl of an

3737. RT 22438 651708
placRnt AshadNemtonar niy 2
ctocrete buldin on Pencredand
elvtdln.rice $35M. Totc a el: -

253737. 2254398. 65-08

FURNISHED house in Good
Hope on the East Coast
SE e lli njo toen M tas e
218-0303 or 655-687 T
HAVE your own land? W t'
can build for you 2-storey 3.
bedroom houses $3.2M ~and
other commercial buildings.
Tel.#: 227-4551. 682-2559.
apartments. 7'-bedroom house.
vacant position $5M. Contact
Miss Dolly Sukhdeo 226-

Let us sell or rent your
property with our local
and av erSeaS
c 0 0 n ec t io n s

FOf Sale: Inter-Coastal
Lands; Residential-
Commercial; Industrial

We ca n a rra nge
V 8 $U 8 iO ftS and
building constructions.
"IH e lead~ others fhid~lw"

S- 2-STOREY. concrete
gon wih iv Ikwai Prie S E
Call 227-7186
BEAUT:iFUL executive
concrete croperety Guysuce
G rdnc ark beL U2 Road48
625 :624
9'prSi binadi,5 La 5 1 n:.
needj r~eeduca: Ederson s 23 -

PA'RIKA new~( shpopinG ~
cemiermivests wisery. a) s:,ieev
building, b) genera: store. z
bondlware: S75M
15439765000USL. Ederson's. 226-


~ _I_

bul NEfotw -fla Con crete
an at 242 Forshaw Stre t
uesown or 226-1367
$7.5 MILLION 3 Bedroom
house in Georgetown Ver
Rood condition. NORBER
DE FREITAS, 231-1506/642-
(WCD) -$10M Alexander
Village $9M, jarnett St.
Kitty $12.5M, Annandale Std
- $ M Grove $3.5M Call
Seeker's Choice, Real Estate
- 223-6346 or 2'63- 7110
Bersa St P rRK Atlaneic G eden~s,
Oube, Gu buCo Gardens,
Samah GrdenS, EeAir P rekt?
Villa e, Prashad Na ar
Re #blic Park, Diamond. rL'

22 -8148 651624.

buildinS 2 cmon
d$r00Mm BLhYGoEs HrT es
500 acres with 60 cows $10M.
C5ace YofE ln~dM),h b idm g
spots on Main Street, Middle,
Water Street, Re ent Street.
etc. Call 226-7128 615-6124.
ABSOLUTBEttREA rgaino "The

E m a i I
alramdhani@ aboo.com
e $19-26 mi ion. Nandy
Pak $3.0 million, Vergeoneon
M2 ddmill oon (2b p oeties)
$25million. Eccles Public Road
$47 million, North Road
business property $45 million,
Zeelught -$8 million. David
Street -Kitty -$35 million,

millon, a sn ensce -$352MO

MAINSTAY Public Rd.,
Essequibo $9M. Croal St. -
$6M, Diamond H.S 6M,
$9M, Atlantic Ville $9M,
Turkeyen -$15M, South R/
Veldt $17, Ne Pr vdence
$20M. Mcboem -oe$3Z0eM
Re public Park $30M.$2M
BelAir Park 25M, Kin ston -
45, ueenstown $74M
6~0M, New Markcet St. $58M,
Diamond estate -$65M'
Versailles Mansion, gated
compound $60. DeFreitas
Associates 225-5782, 609-
2302, 233-5 11.
PaS vder I property e K n y
South Ruimve 1t, Be Air Park
D Urban Street -$9.5rv

ua lab W teoo -os reue
to $15 5M, Cam bellville -
$12M, Sec K. $1 M, Lamaha
Ga'ensn alS1?M2 P-h n T~o~n
2064, 225-5 98, 225-3088.
building two-storey five
v romrs, hree$ 2pe fM gs:
back building without driveway
two-storey wood and concrete
$8.5M ne .; South corner
uril inbg vit great potential
LusIgnan~ -. two-storey concre e
and wood three-bedroom -
$8.5M neg. Aglricola Public
Road suitable for Police
Station, Hospital, etc. 50 x
183' 928M n2,g Light Street
52M hre. r~oberts Rantr

home, cell 644-2099.

KITTY $9M, Prashad
N g~ar $19M, $14M, Newtown
Albe tto nue onpoete $119 ,
Kitt new concrete $i20M, Bel
Air Park 3-storey reduced from
$60M, to $43M, Sec. 'K' $;17M, .
Meadow Brook, new -$29M
Nandy Park $;16M, D'Urban
Backland $13.5M, South Gdns
- $16.5M, Agricola, concrete,
reduced from $11M to $7M
Phone God's Favorite Realty
225-2626, 225-2709, 225-51 8
231-2064 '

SHERWIN Williams Latex
cocrrete pain~t0-n white and
videos with Ms Press Book,
Contact 6972583.
122 F Orono ue Street
Bourda, 227-160 '
PUPS 12 wks old. Bi
build, good breed. Contact 66 -,
7493; 610-3067.

Playtalon 2 an~d xbxR Eames
Best pnice available. Ca I 2271
6 WEEKS old white, fluffy
Dadhdshund p 22,vaccinated
and ewormed 26-9548.
3" inches Swimming Pool
Tabet~s. PHMO 2o3 -08 (8

SCHOOL shirts in various
sizes and colour. No
chaoson66bl 929er refused.
PURE bred rottweiler pups
vaccinated and dewormed 6
wes old. Call 668-7993, 218-

Shepherd pu s vaccinated &
d w r e d 5 --n ath s o d a) n C l

~a~r ne~2Qng mCeala 2802n0395
ONE AB DICK 360 Printing
Prsnful 1w00rkin~g co dt t .

220 volts $90 000. Call Shoba
at 669-7200, 623-9173.
SALE VF1000F Honda
$250,000 neg. Cal: 684-6383'
218-1278. Must be sold by Aug
29. 2007
FLORAL arran ements for
sale or made to or er. Marivn
t655-4049. 25 Cummings S ., A/
4 VACCINATED, fluffy pups.
Dachshund crossed with
Tibetian Terrier. $20 000 each.
Tel. 623-6400.

sewing machine Cal 62 1p60sle
622mal water dispenser. Cal)
VERY Strong Chloride
solution for washing yard or
factory, $580.00 per gal (Vat
inclusive). 233-0608
claims Loc Turtle Creek and
Pashanamo. Phone 615-5566
or 641-8006.
1 SMALL YANMAR tractor
with (Bush Hot Plough) and
BRO M POLE Phone 615-
5566 or 641-8005
1 HONDA 250cc Hilux
Scooter, PV 16 Channel Mixer
15t-o 19 n~c~hes C8BR tyre. Tel.
IPAIR Yamaha Jet Ski
700Occ, 3-seater, very good
24din riff 2 le-r330/2 22
1 HONDA CIVIC, 2-door
Hodge-back. Owner leaving
aonty 2erc rme~diate Ial a
44 PUPS Dachshund, 2
mth-s. old vaccinated and
dewormned. Call Juliette Larn -
227-8451, 225-6174, 18 Craig
St C/ville
Gents & Ladie lsoed
br dn rnam oIthing elc rca
spares, com uter su plies. Call
609290 9
BRAND NEWI,love seat and
sofa Iimported from Miamil
lovely colour Mnust seen! Tel
225 2873; 225-3808. 226 9029

Id. 21-1652. 223-0754 or 227-


MICROWAVE, 4 grills for top
fencing 1 Panasonic power
4Ow), 1 single bed
0) one 7 olece dinette set
2000.Tel #611-31.53
ONE ( Henn Pen g
fired Com u~tron 8 00 Pnr ssu e
fryer,~ laood as new. Price
insested bnetw mehechaonursboe
9. O and 15:00 hrs. Contact
Mr~rt anager Qua~lit~ + Fast
Fd Rgent & (-inick Tts. Tel.
225-4 .
360 cordless controller,
head hone hard drive, AC -

Kenmore 4Q-burner gas stove and
1 craftmatic aueen size bed. 265
4 WHEE E M tr Bik
like new, hardly used and el
Kawasaki, 1100 cc Jet Ski-
2E8x73el d2-38a0t8 22T6 902925-
17" DV 9320 us Lap-tops
multi- functional scanner /
printer / co ier, chess & draught
op nemasrbleamde butt ns


Sand also available=


1 SONI Ericsson W810i
cell phone. Call 684-6440
CAUSTIC SODA: 55 lbs -
.$4 600: Alum: 55 lbs 5 800;
soda Ash: 55 lbs u 700.
Su phuric Acid: 45 G ,s $52
20 n Granular Chlorine &
Enhlui n GPsHOAE re3s0a6r8 (8
am 4 r?.e).Mn) 090 9 Eri ....
4165; FAX: 226-4050.
head Robinson moulder, 1 40
had,c1 ince bmo lder.joi r
and surface, sharpeners, cross
cut saw, radial arm saw, square
blocks, round blocks, slotted
knives, flat knives, saw blades,
8tc 15.270-6460, 609-785?,


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English, Spanish, typing,
COMing grds -m2a,
dictionary, etc ducational and
arcade games & Its lots late
AlSO havYyour coflputet
repaired at your horite

lill: 231-7850/8288811.

580 C Hymac. Good working
condition. Contact Prlya at 661-
1 TOYOTA Pick up in good
condition. For details, call 218.
ONE SV 33 Camry, in
excellent condition. Contact
623-0957, 628-1947.

DyATla erCEAnINAdTo hot
Base. Call 269-0432.
1 LONG BASE RZ minibus,
BoFnFdit4446,d go 5d4w rking

CainAT 000 ooilcao& T6127

164NE old model To oa
2Hic qm nibu $ ,000. 1e:

ONE Toyo~t~a Dyna Short
Base double wheerrl, immaculate
condition. Call 621-2859 or
260-2806 -
1 NISSAN Caravan
rudbiusoZ 20n ean~e worC n
GREEN Toyota Tundra.
Fully customized never
ret red.Te. 227-6813. 643-

MASSY Fe gson tractors
fom lEn 15nd,rlu~stCari ed
ONE AT 170 Toyota
ecle c~ondultipowTe .

1 AT 140 Toyota Corona,
Tme rs 5E~xc7 6en ('50n~d ion,
4300KM, VVTI en ine. Price -
$620M. TEL. 22 -8148/625-
3.0 *
ONE Toyota 4x4 Hilux, one
AT212 Carina, One Nissan
Sunny Tel: 226-3745, 614-
094 4A 117 Toyota Carina
motorcar. Automatic, f/ ow~jered
EFI, OD, tc. Tel: 20-1574
616-9884. '
ONE Long Base RZ minibus
Diesel Turbo, fully loaded, BJJ
Ser t oz E~xacelt 54w rking

ras nab 5. Contact 648 970

RAV 4, Mitsubishi Jee AT
212 -192 Carina, EP 82 S arlet,
6Cres 3Pc k2up 2M~odel M truck.
621-60:7 ..... .
TOYOTA Mark II car very
good condition, PGG series.
Contact Alfred Gonsalves

ONE AT 170 $795 000.
Good condition, manual
powered, deck. Owner leavi
country Price negotiable. C,
622-7 38.
SLAND Rover Defender GEE
Series, 3 doors, excellent
condition, 4-wheel drive. Price -
$E1.5M. Tel. 641-9724.
TOYOTA 150 Corona,
cneditonspPrrc d$ Or00E.eh n
216-0089/650-2634 .
2000 Tacoma 4 x 4 black,
excellent condition, lady driven,
oI 547 0700 miles. $2.7M. Call
66- 87
ONE To ote Tundra 2002
model. Fully loaded with all
6ncessories. Contact 623-0957,

driveT soi TdAf Pd ta ab4e wbhe I
suitable for the Interior. Call 226-
0262; 628-4812.
GOING CHEAP -1 Toyota 4-
TVnrner o5 d ors 199T8 mo~d2 '
2366; 615-1518.
CARINA Station W gn AE
170, PGG Series, man atas.
$7O000. Call 220-1630.

ic elEnt londton s03an
1521, 613-9892, 625-5570.
ore Toyota Ceres AE 100
automatic, Series PJJ, poog
woki~ng 6 016ion.2P~rice $r2 M.
C r n r a o na l c ndl t on

STSO OT Pick vpTin Cab,
perfect condition.u contact A.
King 622-7628, 658-7002, 225-
44 AT 3ai fully powered,
with mags & CD. Price $1 375
000 neg. Tel. 266-2461/ 625-
Series, fully loaded, in excellent
condition. Price $3.5M NEG.
Tel. 226-2461, 625-6397.
fully powered with mags & CD.
Price $1 350 000 neg. Tel. 226-
2461/ 625-6397.
Sprinter Motor Car in ver good
condition. PHH Series. nrce -
s,?,~Cal! qq qq gnygni!g ~:
1 SUZUKI Vitara58-door 5fwd
Fer,S4wdsEI micnelag 54 00d0e
6n fr 9c30. Tel. # 626-9780 of
1 RAV 4PJJ Series, excellent
condition. bull bar. mag rims, side
bar, roof rack crystal lights lady
driven, first owner. Tel. 220-3653,
1 NISSAN 812 Sunny
(Private) manual, mag rims.
Rrock- 52225-0104000. 21-502act
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater,
manual, new seats, new en ine,
Price $1.4M. Contact Roc y -
225-1400, 621-5902
1 TOYOTA aick-up, manual
$95040 Oniqc CoantateRccy t .
225-1400/6 1-5902.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet

1- Toyota double cab (4-
d~oor)1 5-pes gear, a rm,d A
Roc.ky 225-1400.eo 621-5902 _
original flair kit. 1 Suzuki 400R
off & on road trail bike. Tel:
ONE AE 100 Corolla (PHH
9989 A/C, music, mags
excnetlaent condition. one on~e
662-1156 or 655-7839.
1 EP 71 TOYOTA Starlet
(Turbo) 2 door. Manual, fully
powered, AC, alarm, CD player.
spoiler. Price $750 000. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902.

ovyel- P.I 1seies,2s3 r~ty cokmng.

(Private), automatic, fully
powered, mag rims, CD Pla er,
alarm, remote start. Price $ 75
000 CotacRocky 225-
140 2- --2
1 Toyota Harrier (Lexus)
PJJ Series Automatic, fully
powered, AC, me rims, CD
paver T.V Alarm, 4x4, remote
s art. nrce $7.1M. neg Contact
Rocky on tel:621-5902,225-

SFordl ondtso, hrlnslrr
Utope000 15000~~lmil s~

deaklsunud l 4.I t hnlill ', a.:r4Ir ui

Gnl; cegaaed 1 rnonth ago.
PKK 6446
Nlot reconditioned

or best offer C
Calk: 22-78TI,2254503i0

1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, alc,
mago craadh R $2.21M1 Ox
1 TOYOTA Extra Cab
Tuda GJ Serie

6 1-592
AT 170 To ota Carina -
exc lent con ition. Price -

1 NISSAN Cefiro, private,
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
chrome mag nims, alarm, CD
p aver, cruise control. Price -
51.2m. Contact Rocky 225-
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra
Cab, Pickup, 2x4, Year 2002,
automatic. AC, V6, Black, Gas,
froniewhar 3nee0 Orer0iitrd
Sun Auto Sales. Tel.#26
4165, 624-1160.

AE1A0T Sprntea al1M 5A 0109
Carina $1.3M. 110 Sprinter

U~n 5eA~uto Sales. 223-1877,
TOYOTA Tacoma. V6.
automatic, gas, 26 000 miles,
AC, CD Player, Power Window,
Power Locks, ~Power Steering,
Cruise Control. From wharf
never registered. Price $2 550
000. Rismga Sun Auto Sales.
Tel.# 226-4~165, 624-1160.
TOYOTA VITZ, automatic,
AC, 1 000 CC, low mileage.
Year 2 000, 5-door, gas, from
wharf, never registered. Price
$2 500 000. Rising Sun Auto
Sales. Tel.# 226-4165, 624-
TOYOTA IST, 1 300 cc:
oas, Poowwemil eageiautomoatic,
Window, 5-door, full~ loaded.
from wharf, never registered.
Prn A- $'0700. Risi~n

TOYOTA Hilux, Sin le
m nul iAdCde31, Disel9 6ow
rnileage, from wharf never
registered. Price $2 f600 000.
Rising Sun Auto Sales. Tel.#
226-4165, 624-1160.
4-door. AC, Alloy Wheels, Year
1999, 657cc, CD Player, alarm.
low mileage, gas, manual,
fro wS ,f n vrR gi tele
ANITA AUTO Sales lot 45
Croal &Ale~xander Streets -227-
To ota Carinal Corona ATi92.
AE11 A100 CMornTyt

2 doo tsports.iLneTyt

OXYGEN and Acelylene
Gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD. PHONE 233-0608

FREON GAS: 11 12. 22,
5H ium f~oAB~a o~n and AAI n
Gas. PHMONE 2 3 0608 (8 am -

7 WEGEKS od mhpe eerdd
u ttwei er and Doberman) a(
Diamond H/S. Con act
Parmanand on Tel.#216-1057
644-2151 '
IMPORTED from Miami -
new Plasma TV, side by side
fridades, BBshers sdry; e~s, dsh
ws7r2873; ;j2~5-388r226-9029
LATEST computer software
available. Vista, Office 2007,
antivirus, video editing,
accounting, designing,
educational, games, etc. Genius
Computers; 231-7560 ......

PHON 23HOL600 (8 am-A4 p)
Mon, to Fri,

Tractor SB~o~batF76R3GGUM Nlr 2
amp gasoline welder/.generator
Toyota 2 RZ engines with
transmission. 22 RE engine. Tel.
ONE New V Bottom boat .
20-ft, long 4' 8" width 1' 8"
depth. Built with Brown
Silverballi. Price for quick sale,
250fom5to n6- Dh60 e Birbal -
LISTER water cooler 6HP
engines and~ generator. 330
Bedford engine, differential,
gearbox, s ring, crown gear.
axle, drive s aft and many more.
Tel. 339-3608, 680-9383.
PENTIUM 3 Computers.

Cvill~re, 2312 1 6S44 67D6

siiuATs CnHHUNILE August 26, 200)7 25

"But I feel like if everything
goes right today, we'll see a dif-
ference with that gap."
Atkins followed Powell
home in their quarter-final yes-

OSAKA, Japan (CMC) Ba-
hamian Derrick Atkins is un-
der no allusions about his
status in the sprint world but
is looking to spring a surprise
today once he reaches the fi-
nal of the 100 metres at the
World Championships here.
"Everyone's seen that those
two (Jamaican Asafa Powell and
Tyson Gay) are up there and
I'm in the middle by myself, and
then there's the rest of the
pack," Atkins told the IAAF

TO WORK at Club Purple
Heart one Manager, must have
knowledge In Hotel
Ma gam it, Cdat inU 2an
2535. 626-6909, 642-7963.

Restaurant, P22 Carp Stre t

dute fro 7:3 a- 1c a
Monday -Thursday. Also one
13 mesticatod car shit gner
226-18 7. Mon. Fri. 3 -5
pm, ~~~_~
ONE indoor Sales
Rubebts C CGCw Le el, as e
requirements. 22 years or older
804e1/2to~ex a ran Im nt
for interview
LcOcNEt alsmeT wtah Dr v r
Office Mana er. One Computer
Otpradtor whgdrea rskils e d
country work ethnics. Phone
231-2 64 or
Isony ei drea ty~hom Ij! ci

Representative with at least
subjects CXC/G;CE Level, other
seurm peris 24ears osr o dr
own transportation. Call 227-
8041n2to make arrangements


Atkins hop es to sp ring

surrie n PwelGa

(From back page

stated that "as Ambassadors of
Guyana we want to keep the
Golden Arrowhead flying
high. Our spirits and confi-
dence are high so we are defi-
nitely going out there to win".
"I must say the one-week
camp in T&T before the com-
petition has really allowed the
coaching staff to see the
strengths and weaknesses of the
players. The presence at the

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AT 150 Carina, PEE 9622.
Excellent condition. Call tel
.#226-1751- call Saturdays &
Sunday, # 644-2908- any day
1 G -eTOUuR G Waon
powered, AC $1 550 00 ~
Hardly used contact Rocky -
225-14100, 621-5902
1 NISSAN 813 Sentra
(Private), automatic, fully
powered, A/C, mags, CD player
-$900 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tundra Year
CaAt~o eTn dnr is27-48 ,
Cell 622-4969. Also 212 Cars
Toy otaa Ip t 1 Just d0.wnNpaE
and drive off
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra
tab at PACD.4 xV48, Year 202.
f~rom wharf, never registered.
Price -$3 500 000. Risin69
S~u~n5Aut Sas. Tel.# 22~-
SUZUKI Wagon R. Silver.
4d9TrC allywheel ,r AC, Y~ear
automatic, g r, low rnileag '
from wharf, 8n0evrr rgistered,
Sr eAuto Sa es. Tel.# n6
4165. 62-1
NISSAN March, oale blue.
4-9do0or, DC, alloy whke I Yea
000cc, low mil age. automatic.
from wharf, never registered
Sr eutS1S7a 00T0d Risi~n g
4165. 624-1160
ONE AT 192 in excellent

km), owned and driven by

vwne~rl rice $1 000 Cl
ONE Landrover Discovery
e.OFit ear x- 19uto aic
Doors 5, colour wine.
4WD: LS; SRS: V8. Contact
Joseph WMo am~ed, 171
sn eara. Cell 62af6830ast
Caterpillar 518 cable 10
hk drui winceh apn powwr d
by 3304DI engines, years are
gra~p~p& 099 skidd rm eui pe
with hydrauliic winched and
powered Cummins 6 BTA
egine 9 :b!7nktranribm & ,
steer machine year 1999; 1
neie RD iel Durfodc ar1 d
engine. has winch. We also sel
import lots of Caterpillar
Detrnoit daeseld B u mi s
62 -1003, 218-389,1.
Atteeza, Toyota Vitz, Toyota
Vsa oot iRAV-4WACAo 2
Honda CRV Pick u s. To ota
Hilux Double Cab LN 147, Hilux
Extra Cab. To ota Land Cruiser
DIESEL BUS S: Toyota Hiace
Nissan Vanette/Caravar
Mtsuih Cnen rtruk 2/3t ton
Freezer. Toyoace open tray
4WD truck BU 72. Nissan Atlas.
usd aoydoeta thiux s. Ord r
on duty free vehicles. Ful after
sales service and financing
aalable07Deho I~lrfaj xut

Corolla NZE 121, AE 110

L 7 L 7 RZN 169, ToyolaHiu

Single Cab LN 106
Toota HilKZNSulrf85 RZN lo
Carina -- AT 192. AT 12.
Toyota iMaain V 5E 100.
CodVtaRO To ota 'RAV On4
ZCA 26, A'CA 21, SXA 11.
Toyota Mark IPSUMV SXM~ 15.
Toyota Mark 2 GX, 100. La;ncer
CK 2A. To ota Corona
AilKTZ2H1110T Mtuilsq$
r ada -ancerriSC2Aa To o~tE
100. Contact Rose Ra dehol
Auto Sale~s, 226 South Rd.,

38 Fax 2 73185. W
uie ery th Gesbecsause

1 AT .192 TOYOTA4 Carina,
original PJJ Series, automatic,
fully powered. AC, mag rims.
Price $1.4lM. Contact Rocky -

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background and springing a sur
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ows as thus
two guys de
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V ."But the 100,
metres, at the enl
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from the start It
the finish. If vo,
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out of' lane one.
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enjoying beino
here and having

:againfo represent
my country.'
He contain
ued: "This year for me ha'
been a learning experience:
Those guys have been on the
circuit running for a while. In.
just the new kid on the block
It's been about me getting usee
to running on a high level ev-
ery day and every time I stel
on the track to compete."

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terday, clocking 10.02 to claim
his semi-final berth,
He will now line up in the
first semi-final, a race that also
includes Powell, St Kitts &
Nevis' Kim Collins, Antigua's
Brendan Christian and Trinidad
& Tobago's Marc Burns.
SWith the showdown in the

games of' the senior national
players has also helped t<
boost the confidence of the-
players," Griffith disclosed.
According to the manager.
Guyana's senior team captaic
Charles Pollard gave the team
an inspiring pep talk at thi
half in their last engagement
against Dominica which
Guyana won 1-0 to advance t<
the last eight.
The team went through ;
.high intensity training session;
yesterday morning and rested i:
the afternoon while they were-
expected to do a light workout.
this morning before meetin;1
with Guyana's oldest football
rivals, Suriname, later in the da\
"We understand Surinam~

1og it hi s nor pausn
game. We intend to shut then
down at midfield by employin

Fv lyee s across the rni dte.

middle for Guyana are Joshur
Kamal, Ronnel Gordon. Jermaii
Batson. Marco Marcus and
Jevonl Gibson, while the defence
will be marshalled by central de
fenders Eon Alleyne and Tro
Lewis together 19ith right-baci
Treon Hamilton and left-baci
Les Charles Cr'itchlo)w.
Captaiin Jamaul Gib~bon
will direct the play from his po-
sition in goal hlnd the man~ wh~
is expected to be thle lone attack:
upfront will be the speedy King~

Tlhe game whichl will be
played at the Marvin Lee Sta-
diuml is set for 17:00 h.

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Guyana U-15s confident ...

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Gear for Demerara

Under-17 batsman


... what does it mean for Georgetown's basketball?

G~ood luck! Demerara Under-17 opening batsman Ryan
Rajmangal is one of the several young promising players
to have received cricket gear from the recently established
IUniversal Sports which is located in Fifth Street,
In this photo Rajmangal (lefl) collects a helmet from man-
ager Simone Buchoon, yesterday at the business place.

Serena ready for U.S. Open

despite long absence
By Steve Ginsburg

NEWaYORK NYo(Reues e Ts ce f r er capion
ready to push for her third U.S. Open title this week.
The American said she had recovered from a nagging thumb
injury and was excited to launch her campaign with night match
against German Angelique Kerber tomorrow.
"I'm totally fine," Williams told reporters yesterday. "I've
been practi'sing so much. I'm so excited the U.S. Open is here
because I'm pretty much over-practising. I'm ready to play
matches now."
Williams' last competitive outing was a quarter-final
defeat by world number one Justine Henin at Wimbledon
at the start of July.
phei Amenican sad it was of always necessary to play com-
"It's important to play matches but I also think it's impor-
tant to have faith in your game," said Williams.
"I've been playing for I don't know how long. I should
be match-ready. That's how I like to think about it"
The former world number one also lost to Henin in the last
eight of the French Open and the pair could meet again in the
quarter-finals here.
"It doesn't bother me," said Williams, the U.S. Open
champion of 1999 and 2002.
"I'm excited. She's one of my favourite opponents because
she has a good game and she enjoys the battle."
Although Serena and her elder sister Venus have had abbre-
viatedescheduls each ea o grgn slOaet thitlwhl Ve

nus won Wimbledon.


rl C I L I '

SUNDAY CHRONCLE August 26, 2007

cial report, which was prom-
ised at the 2005 AGM to be
ready within one month of
the April elections, was later
presented but rejected by the
Since then, a new constitu-
tion was put forward and again
it was not properly adopted as
the CBC and FIBA were in re-

By Joe Chapman

SHOULD things go well to-
day, the Georgetown Amateur
Basketball Association
(GABA) holds its annual gen-
,ral meeting at the office of
its president, Chris Bowman,
and there should be a new
president at its conclusion
who will be tasked to lead the
aody until elections are con-
stitutionally due next year.
Bowman was given a new
term in office when the biennial
general meeting of the associa-
tion was held last year. This
means he is leaving midway into
his term for (what he described
to Chronicle Sport as) the big-
ger picture of developing the
He said for his well being
he had to demit office.
Bowman was elected to
serve as president of GABA af-
ter the Chris Douglas-led admin-
istration collapsed, and Douglas
was being sought by the US
Government on drug-related
But after taking up the
GABA presidency, Bowman
has had a rough time dealing
with the governing Colonel
(Ret.) Godwin McPherson-led
Guyana Amateur Basketball
Federation (GABF), as a range
of issues were raised by the
GABA and some have remained
It will be interesting to
hear how Bowman will report
about his stewardship, and
how his executive will re-
spond before he demits office.
It is no secret that Bowman
had recently developed a liking
for doing things by himself,
which did not go down well and
in one instance a member of the
executive resigned, but it was
not circulated to the clubs and
some of them are unaware of
His office also was even
favoured to carry out national
duties in this case, han-
dling preparations for Inter-
Guiana Games basketball
teams, contrary to what really
is a natural responsibility of
the GABF by the National
Sports Commission (NSC)..
But he has led with a firm

hand and one wonders whether
the next president for the re-
mainder of the year will con-
tinue where Bowman left off.
For the record, the dispute
between the GABA and the
GABF peaked in 2005 when
the Guyana Amateur Basketball
Federation's biennial elections
were conducted.
Then the GABA, headed
by Bowman, distanced itself
from the governing body when
they passed a resolution not to
recognize the governing GABF.
Then, the GABA, one of
the major stakeholders in
the federation had pulled out
of the voting process at the
elections held in April of
2005, citing a number of ir-
In retrospect, the GABA
by a Resolution stated in part
over two years ago that "the
GABA wishes to clarify its po-
sition as it relates to the gover-
nance of the game of basketball
in Guyana. GABA regretfully
can't recognize the validity of
the GABF elections held on
June 17, 2005, because there
were no guidelines set out for
the conduct of the elections.
"In addition, there were
no agenda and no reports -
financial or otherwise of ac-
tivities spanning a period of
seven years and there was a
constitution that is severely
"As a result the GABA
abstained from participating in
the elections since it doesn't ad-
dress the reality of basketball in
"The Executive Committee
of the GABA met with its
members on June 12, 2005 and
had adopted a resolution op-
posing the GABF
The resolution was at-
tached and copied to then Min-
ister of Ctilture, Youth and
Sport Ms Gail Teixeira, Direc-
tor of Sports Neil Kumar and
president of the Guyana Olym-
pic Association K. Juman-
While no official state-
ment had been made by the
respective bodies to the reso-
lution by the GABA to not
recognize the GABF, by its
action the NSC said it all.

During that period the NSC
had stated that no national as-
sociation or federation will be
using its facilities such as the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall once
it does not comply and have
regular annual general meetings,

elections and audited financial
However, at the elections
in 2005 the Georgetown Mas-
ters Association (GMA) and
East Bank, along with Lin-
den, participated in the elec-
tions and this caused GABA
to question the existence of
both the Georgetown Masters
and East Bank as properly
constituted bodies and their
eligibility to be part of the
electoral process.
Shortly after those elections
the GABF held a few general
council meetings, the last at-
tended by GABA was held
with the intention of addressing
the draft for the new constitu-
tion, but this was not success-
Then the audited finan-

ceipt of it as if it was adopted,
before it came to the association
level in keeping with the pro-
cess for ratification.
These were big issues and
supported in principle by
Whether today's changing of
the guard will see GABA take
up a different position is an-
other matter.
Those alleged- violations
of the GABF have now
begged the question of why
last year there was no GABF
annual general meeting and,
having been in office since
April 2005, there has not been
an election for two years in
keeping with the provisions
of the constitution used when
that current GABF body took

proud of the way the players
~= enal moved onto seven
points, along with Wigan Ath-
letic, who drew 1-1 at West
Ham United, Liverpool, who
beat Sunderland 2-0 in a lunch-
time kickoff and Everton, who
drew 1-1 at home with
Blackburn Rovers.
Mohamed Sissoko scored
his first goal after 75
matches at Liverpool to put
them ahead while Andriy
Voronin added the second
three minutes from time.
Bolton picked up their first
points after three straight de-
feats with goals from Gary
Speed, Nicolas Anelktaand sub-
stitute Daniel Braaten giving
them a 3-0 win over Reading.

Aston Villa beat Fulham 2-

of the seaeon wit su inu
Shaun Maloney's goal in the fi-
nal minute securing the points
while James McFadden's 78th-
minute volley earned Everton a
point after Roque Santa Cruz
had given Blackburn the lead at
Goodison Park.
Cameron Jerome scored twice
to give Birmingham City a2-l win
at Derby County, promoted with
the Blues, but now languishing in
bottom place with one point fla
their opening foutrmatches.
They are in good company
however, with champions
Manchester United, who play
Tottenham Hotspar at Old
Trafford today, one polet and
one place above them.

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Chelsea went top of the Pre-
mier League when they beat
Portsmouth 1-0 at Stamford
Bridge yesterday and leaders
Manchester City lost 1-0 at
Frank Lampard's 31st
minute strike was enough to ex-
tend Chelsea's record unbeaten
home league run to 65 matches
and move them on to 10 points
from four matches. It was
Portsmouth's first defeat- of the

It was the fourth succes-
sive match in which Lampard
had scored, including
England's goal against Ger-
many on Wednesday, and
manager Jose Mourinho
praised his performance.
"When he plays well he is
the best, when he doesn't play
well he is the second best, he
is a fantastic player," Mourinho
told BBC TV.
"But I want my team to
play better," he added. "The
weather didn't help, it was
very, very hot and it cost us a
bit. It was not a great perfor-

mance but a good result."
Manchester City goalkeeper
Kasper Schmeichel saved a 66th
minute penalty from Robin van
Persie but had no chance of stop-
ping a shot from Cese Fabregas
14 minutes later which was
enough to secure the points for
the Gunners and end City's
pedect start to the season.
They have nine points from
four games, but Schmeichel, tak-
ing a leaf out of his father
Peter's book, nearly saved a
point for City just before the
Like his father used to do

for Manchester United,
Schmeichel joined the City at-
tack for a corner and forced Ar-
senal goalkeeper Manuel
Almunia into saving his header.
City manager Sven-Goran
Eriksson, told Sky Sports News
after his side conceded their
first goal of the season: "Now
and then we played really well
but now it's time to see the re-
action to our first defeat of the
"I can't complain about
the performance. We stood
up to Arsenal and I am rather

Midstream president Chris

Bowman demits office today

. .

Chelsea go top after beating Portsmouth

SUNDAY CHRONICLE Ailgirst 26, 2007 27

Celtic crush Hearts to

stay close to Rangers
lIy Kenny Macl~onlald
GLASGOW, Scotlalnd (Reuter.s) Celtic crushed Hearts 5-
0 yesterday to stay on the heels of Rangers after the Scot-
tish Premier League leaders hlad won 2-1 at Kilmarnock.
mcCh ,mpoosCl hic ane second oil 10 points from four
Japan midflielder Shunsuke Nakamllura scored twice, start-
ing 11e rout 11t a 1o d edne 14:d < 11 del ner C ristinphe Berra

BrCel ict kept gt po th rssueafter the interval and Scott
agD tch srike ban Venneguol of Hesselink completed the scoring in the closing stages by slipping a
shot past keeper Steve Banks.
Hearts were reduced to 10 men late in the match when Neil

Kilmarnock, who have seven points.
American striker DaMarcus Beasley fired Rangers ahead in
the 52nd minute when the ball fell to him after a pengdlly box
scramble and he rammed it in from 10 metres.
However, Kilmarnock levelled the score on the hour
as Australian Danny Invincibile clipped home a low shot
from the centre of the penalty area.
Rangers secured the win when French -stnker Jenn Claude
Darcheville whipped shot into thc hattom1righthand corner,
Hibernian and Aberdeen foiight drew 3-3. Aberdeen s Craig
Brewster hit a double in his last game before returning to
Inverness Caledonian Thistle as player-manager,
Dundee United won 3-0 at Inverness while St Mirren
beat Falkirk 1-0 with a late goal from Bipy Mehmet.

Sunrise: 23-11-79 SCunlset: 05i-08-07
The family ofthe late DELITA ANNFiRANCES HAMILTON wishes
to express gratitude and thanks to all the many kind relatives and
inends who oy telephone calls. cards, etc. & w~ho in whatever way
sympathizeawitith usin olr recent bereavemnent.
Special thanks to Digirel and "The Digitel Family"

Maybe theeve w:i 1 sh olughl he ruj
...8e brl e~ri~o Ih e ioe
secause mall I'l ag e I ol rIl II1.I
Its just tokIe;~.. Irom Irmprlalen ~~
..~ not tcable u, bur cul-.rollr~

May her soul rest in, peace
Sadly n iised by herl bor~e mornu. bohr

-- y --- ...

A beloved husband anti f :ither. James Bhairc
Who departed this life on Aug. 27, 2005;

A devoted and loving husbandr, ~~ll ~ a
A dedicated and loving ftatle!,
Quietly you slipped
oway with a finality
That mere words
cannot describe
Leaving us with on
empty space mn our hearts
out with special,
glorious memories
K~ent locked dee
within ti bive on forever~


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Reese Hoffa wins the men's shot put gold ahead of fellow
American Adam Nelson with a throw of 22.04m. (BBC
States with Hoffa following said Hoffa. "I think it's be-
three-tilne champion John cause in the United States,
Godina, CJ Hunter and Nelson even just to make the team,
in topping the podium. you really have to earn your
"The tradition goes on," way there."

i.. "i
'IN u JE~a

Sammy to become
Goodwill Ambassador
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) West Indies all-rounder
Darren Sa~mmy StALubia' first Tes ecricknetter, will soon
Acting Prime Minister Stephenson King said F~rida~y he
would soon be taking this motion before Ca inct. as govern-
ment Sou~ght to recognize the 23-year-old's contr-ibution.
"I will promptly take to Cabinet for conlicsaideato a mlo-
tion having Darren as a Goodwill Sporting Ambla\sador, so, he
can continue to promote, not o~nly himself but I( i11ln pome St
L.ucia on the international scene.' King rcycaled while spea~k-
ing at a function to honour SunnIIIy here.
Sammy was given a hero's welcome when he returned
homel for the first time Friday since becoming the first St
L~ucian to represent the West Indies Tests earlier- this y~ear.
On debut. he ba rged seven f'or 66 against England,~l in the
third Test at Old Tra tord on the West Indies rececnt tour thecre.
Sammy. who has been paying leaoue cricketr in Englaunl.
w~as greeted by several officials Inclu iing King. president of.
the St Lucia National Cricket Association Bria~n Calixtc and
Cricket World St Lucia's chief' executive, Ernest Hilaire.
Kmng said Samm 's achievement would not only go
down mn the sporting historS of St Luc~ia, but had "opened
a new page mn the overall history of St Lucia".
He stressed that man St Luclans had come close to West
Indies selection but said t at Samnmy could not bc ignored.
"Darren was able not onlly to knock but knock strong
rnouedhtoha toea hal con

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if:.''lt-~~iPL1C~sr rr 1 I 1

In 10ving memory of our beloved husban :~i
father and grandfather HAROLD RAM~DIN
who passed away on August 23, 20 .6-


_ I _~ 1__11_1

He left us quietly z-

Histhoughtsunknown ~ rL
But he left us a memo '~
VWe are proud to own ~it

He was one of the best i

Inserte~d by! lus /)jlow
chzildrenz, sonzs-ina-1

a rnd gmzrandson

By Nick M~ulvenney
OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) -
Americ~an Reese Hoffa shed
to e elr tle ta of th un

tnledal on the oen ng day of
yhet 1orld indoor cham-
pion. who ulsed to wear a mask
to empha~sise his position as his
country s least known shot

Nelson down to second place.
"For me to win my first
outdoor championship. I guess
I couldn't have picked a better
setting." said the 29-year-old.
Hoffa was put in a
children's home by his mother
after burning down his famnily
home when he was four and
was later adopted.
He was reunited with his
birth mother two years ago
after tracking her down on
the internet but thinks his
difficulth faly years contrib-
"Ultinfately. I kind of had
that difficult childhood, but it
made me stronger. it gave me the
will to never give up." he said.
Nelson achieved his best
distance of the year with 21.61
metres on his second throw but
blew up with a string of four

fo~uls as he tr~ied inl valin to beCt-
ter Hoff l
"Re se flat out beat mec to-
nlight, 22.04 in am Injor cham l
puaonshill is aun ulnhc e able 1 c

world championships stlv rl.81

wulbu I vi beetn in London earlier this month he
knew he could do better..
His third throw was the

of a approval, his arms raised
mn the air with delight.
After fouling his final
throw, Nelson led the cheers for
his one-time training partner
and Hoffa paid tribute to the
contribution the 2005 chant-
pion had made to his career.
"Adam showed me the
ropes," he said. "For many
years he kicked my butt in
practice to make sure I was
physically and mentally
BeAndrei hMikhnevich 0
world title after serving a two-
year ban for failing a dope test
at the 2001 championships,
took the bronze with a throw
of 21.27.
It was the sixth men's shot
put gold in the last seven world
championships for the United

In lovny memor ou loved husband an
8051E of Lot 223 lamp St. N/('burg, also
former proprietor of Hartleen's General Store,
Lonibord St., W/E/Rust
Twenty years have passed
since that sad da
When you were called away
Lord Shiva took; you home, it was H
But in our hetar~ts you liveth sti
May Lord Shiva new-7t his soul etern

lal rest BZs

y ldaS missed by his loving wife, he men
grandchildren, great grandchildren, other
friends and relatives.

.Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, (
iir; Sister, Hrothers and other relati~

:' 5-hC


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Hoffa outshines Nelson

to wmn shot put gold


1111 I.1 111 101l 123') C an ic

HI'ho dtied otn Aiugust 22, 200,5.

Anlld fhthugh/ a mtometlr l mayrl be gone .
Ther I~loe tha It made it shtine livi~ on
Deep~l in ourr hacrts y~our wnl abways sta .
Love~d andr reemmbelr edr~ in every) wayr
: -no tears, no words wvill ev~er say
Howu murch we mtiss youL eve'ryday


and, children,

I :~Rermembered forever an~d sadly missed by
?1 i:His wife,

~ SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007

Massa pips Hamilton

to Turkish GP pole
By Alan Baldwin
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Reuters) Ferrari's Felipe Massa

ue pol doitoef t nh ~r hFom InO cGrnd P ix
for the second year in a row yesterday.
McLaren's 22-year-old championship leader joined the Bra-
zilian on the front row, with Ferrari's K~imi Parkkonen lining up
third and McLaren's double world champion Fernando Alonso
British rookie Hamnilton leads his Spanish team mate in the
tight championship battle by seven pdoins with six races re-
Raikkoneno Is third. a coslderable 20 points off the lead,
with Massa one point further aL~rift.
Massa won last year's race in Isrkey, in what was also
his first grand prix victory, after sec~uring the first pole po-
sition ofhis Formula One career.
He secured thre top slor again wubl a lase lap of one miiiute
27.329 seconds. Hamilton, in fourth place before his final fly-
ing lap. had momenis earlier crossed the line in 1 27.373 while
"It as vdry ri~~si isaof his eighth career pole
and fifth of the season. "It was always a big fight between
aHl four drivers.
"Especially after a very hiad result in JHnngary, I think we
deserve so.''
Massa failed to scone* in the previous round in Budapest at
the. beginning of August after Ferran failed to refuel tus car in
the second phase of qualifying. leaving him starting 14trh as a
circuit where oventaking is norariousts difficult.
If Massa could breathe a sigh of nelief, so too could cham-
pionship leaders Mel.aren after emerging from the session with
both drivers in due top four and no repeat of the controversy
that bestet them in- Budapest.
Alonso was demoted five platces from pole in that race for
impeding his team mate in the pits whide Mercedes-powered
McLaren were barred from scoring constructors' points in a con-
MI aen bogt their drivers together to clear the air
on Timrsdar, their first face-to-face meeting since they left
Hungary no longer on speaking terms, and gave them sepa-
rate pit crews for qualifying.

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four grand-slam events for the
third time in four years.
A 12th grand-slam crown is
also on the line for Federer,
just two short of the record
held by Pete Sampras.
Nadal ended any hope of a
Federer grand slam by beating
him in the French Open final and
pushed him to five sets in the fi-
nal at Wimbledon. The Swiss had
no doubts about who will be his
main rival over the next two
"Even though now people
talk about (Novak) Djokovic,
for me Nadal is better, a lot
better to be honest," Federer
told Reuters mn an mntervaew.
"If I don't win the U.S.
Open I expect him to win it."
Djokovic beat both Nadal
and Fe-derer to win the
Montreal Masters the week
before Cincinnati but Federer
said the Spaniard was a cut
above the rest.
Federer said Nadal was being
underestimated. especially by
the media.
"There's no such thing as a
specialist on .clay now. Maybe
it's your best surface but then
you can always play well on the
hard courts, and even grass to-
day." he said.
"That's why I am not sur-

prised at allI at how good he is
- what has surprised me that
at his young age, he's been able
to do it for so long.
"That's impressive stuff
and something that I wasn't
able to do. That's why I have
high respect for him.
"It's almost impossible
for him to be as dominant on

right awa~y," he said.
"Taking a break right af-
ter Wimlbledon is nice, for my
private life, for my mental
part, for the physical strain I
went through from the
clay court season and the
grass, but then at the same
time you'd like to carry over
your confidence into another
"That's why it's always im-
portant to play well right away
- to forget about Wimbledon
and look forward. I've had my
best summer actually. playing in
the finals (in Montreal) and win-
ning (in Cincinnati), so hopefully
I can keep it up at the Open."
The top seed will meet
qualifiers in both the first two
rounds in New York, but
Federer said he was wary of
every opponent.
"Everybody knows that a
qualifier can be tough because he
could make his break," he said.
"Ok. people wouldn't expect
me to lose in the first round to
someone ranked 150 or 200 in
the world but it has happened in
the past, so you have to always
be wary.
"I've been on a great run
at grand slams and best-of-five
sets should favour me, but with
the knockout system yde
never know."

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Roger Federer goes into this
week's U.S. Open tennis as
the overwhelming favourite
as he hids to become the first
man in the modern era to
win the title for a fourth con-
secutive time.

hard courts as he is on clay be-
cause hard courts is just a dif-
ferent ball game, but it (his
main rival) is Nadal."
After equalling Bjorn
Borg's record of five consecu-
tive Wimbledon titles in July,
Federer took a brief rest and
then set to work in the heat of
Dubai to prepare for the sum-

"' m very happy that mly
hard work pand off in Dubal.

But though he is high on
confidence after winning his
50th career title in Cincinnati
last weekend, the world num-
ber one has one name nagging
away at him Rafael Nadal.
Victory in New York would
not only make Federer the first
man since American Bill
Tillden mn the 1920s to wmn four
titles in succession, it would
also see him win three of the

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Federer wary of Nadal

th reat at U.S. Op en


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007 29

... beatr Bennuda~k by' winning~ s andl 146 Irns

DAVID Langford-Smith took five wickets as Ireland
wrapped up a three-day win against Be~rmuda at Clontar~f
by an innings and 146 runs. Ireland enforced thle fo~llow-
onl ethrl\; n onl the third day and Bermluda couldn't put up
mucho fight.
(Scores: Ireland 524 jor 8 d~c~l hetr, Bermudarn 1)2
(OutrbrDidgc 532) andlt 186 (Ou~terbridge 50; Langrford-Smritr .5-
4/5) by anr inn~ings anl -d 146 ,run)
Their first innings ended swiftly as Trent Johnston took
two quick wickrets an~d Langford-Smith struck; early in the sec-
ond to remove Jekon Edness.
Steve Outerbridge and Lionel Cann added 57, but when
leg-spinner Greg Thompson trapped Cann lbw the middle
order went in familiar style.
Langford-Slith removed captain Irving Romaine and ended
Outerbridge's battling 50 -his second half-century of the match
-to ensure Ireland would be getting tomorrow off. Andrew White
wrapped up the innings with his off-spin, ending a 49-run stand :
for the eighth wicket by Dwayne Leverock and Ryan Steede.
The last three wickets fell on the same score, White bagging 3
for 7.
Ireland's 20-point win leaves them second in the table,
five points behind Netherlands with a game in hand. Ire-
land are not in first-class action again until 2008, while
the Intercontinental Cup resumes in October. (Cricinfo)

Gibbs' 17th ODI ton

stee rs South Africa

tO Series Win

HARARE, (Reuters) Herschelle Gibbs smashed a quick- 1
fire century to steer South Africa to a series-clinching
eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe yesterday. ,
Gibbs scored 111 off 100 balls to help South Africa over-
haul Zimbabwe's total of 247 for seven and secure a 2-0 lead ib
the three-match series.
Gibbs shared an 174-run opening stand with captairi
and fellow opener Graeme
Smith (96) as the visitord
g finishedd on 251 for two
.with more than 10 overs to
a ~spare.
-ag The flamboyant Gibbs
i began his innings indifferently
but was soon piling on the
~I misery, hitting 16 fours and
tw sixs inhis 7th one-day
He moved from 85 to 102
Herschielle Gibbs hit his in one over when he ham-
17th1 one-day international mered off-spinner Prosper
century for the Proteas. Utseya for 17 runs.
Gibbs was dismissed
with just two runs needed when he heaved a ball froin slow
left-armer Sean Williams to midwicket, where Utseya took
the catch.
Zimbabwe batted cautiously in the first half of their innings
before Williams and Stuart Matsikenyeri picked up the scoring
rate with a bustling stand of 84 for the fifth wiicket.
Medium pacer Shaun Pollock bowled immaculately for his
return of nought for 25 froin 10 overs. .
Fast bowler Dale Steyn was expensive but his slower ball
proved effective and he took three wickets,
South Africa's Loots Bosmari was carried off on a stretcher
and taken to hospital for X-rays after he dived into the bound-
ary boards while attempting to take a catch.
South Africa won the.first match of the series by five
wickets in Bulawayo.
The last match will be:played in Harare today.


In the book, Charlton ahI
said he is still haunted by th
1958 Munich air crash in which
23 pa~ssengers died including


eight Manch'ester United ph;
ers. He survived with minor:
"It still reaches down am~
touches me every day,
Charlton writes. "Sometime
I feel it quite lightly, a mer;
brushstroke across an other
wise happy mood. Sometime.'
it engulfs me with terrible
regret and sadness."

CO nseTWO tiOM IInternmtiHOnIG L foiundaition g7`uya na Inct


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~ Iy Erik Kir~schbaum
LOND)ON, England(Reuters)
Bobby Charlton broke a
lonlg silence over the reasons
for a bitter family rift with
.his brother Jack, in an inter-
view before next month's re-
lease of his autobiography.
The Charlton brothers,
team mates when England won
the World Cup in 1966, have
been estranged for many years
but in an interview published in
The Times magazine yesterday,
Bobby said he was stung by his
olrbdrot rl's criticism ol id
He said when he sees him
at reunions of England players
they do talk, but he is not look-
ing for reconciliation and
they don't meet up at Christ-
"Jack came out in the
newspapers saying things
about my wife that were ab-
solutely disgraceful,"
Charlton, 69, said ahead of
the publication from tomor-
row of extracts from his book

'My Manchester United
Years .
"Ask anyone that ever met
mly wife: "hoity-toily" is not a
word they'd use."

.lack, who wonl 35 caps f'or
England and later coached
Ireland, had publicly
criticised his brother's wife
Norma after she and the
Charitons' mother Cissie had
a falling out.
Bobby said his wif'e had
tried to get along with his
"(My mother)j was a strong
charracter. My wife is hiso a very
strong character ... There was a
clash and it just never went
away really..We stopped seeing
each other. At the end of the day
io hav7ie soaenyu pi ori-
Charlton said he felt no
sorrow over the estrangement
with his brother and said no
one else should either.
"I don't think anyone
should feel sad about it. He's a
big lad, I'm a big lad and you
move on. I'm not gomng to ruin
the rest of my life worrying
about my brother and I've no
doubt he's the same. If we see
cach other we'll say hello.
."I'm sorry it happened but
life goes on."


Bobby, who won 106 caps
and holds the scoring records
for both England (49) and
Manchester United (198) added:
"My brother made a big mis-
take. I don't understand why he
did it. He couldn't have possi-
bly known her and said what he
said. I was astonished."

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ZIMBABWE innings
H. Masakadza cde Villiers
blorkel 29
B.Siad a Villiers b Ntini 5
T. Taibu c Philander b Morkel 43
S. Williams c de Villers b Steyn 54
S. Matzikenyeri bSteyn 52
E. Chigumbura b Morkel 4
K. Dabengwa not out 1
G. Brent not out 2
Extras: (Ib-3, w-6, nb4) 13
Total: (seven wickets; 50 overs)247
Fall ol wickets: 1-12, 2-47, 3-106, 4-
147, 5-231, 6-238, 7-245.
Bowling: S. Pollock 10-2-25-0, M.

Ntini 7-0-27-1, M.MWorkell10-0-39-1,
D. Steynl10-1-65-3, V. Philander3
0-18-0, J. Morket 8-1-51-1, J.
nOUHy 0IC90.innings
G. Smith c Talbu b Utseya 96
H. Gibbs cUtseya b Wlitams 111
J.Duminynotout 24
A. de VIIllers not out 0
Extras: (16-2, w-8) 20
Total: (two wickets: 39.1 overs) 251
FaH of wicltate: 1-174, 2-246.
Bowling: C. Mpofu 8-0-42-0, G. Bet
8-0-57-0, E. Chigumbura 7-0-40-0, P.
Utseyn 9-0-63-1, K. Dabengwa 5-0-
370, S. Williams2.l1-0-10-.


Bobby Chariton breaks silence

OVer rift with br other Jack


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Dibaba defends world

10 000 metres title in

miracle fightback

By Alastair Himmer

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba
made an astonishing recovery to become the first woman
to defend her world championship 10 000 metres title yes-
Dibaba had contemplated pulling out of the race after com-
plaining of crippling stomach pains before taking her place on
the starting line.
-She was then left languishing at the back of the field after
being accidentally tripped on lap 13 but stormed back in drain-
ing humidity to win in a time of 3 1 minutes 55.41 seconds.
Turkey's El van Abeylegesse took silver in 31:59.40 with

Powell, Gay .primed for 100

metres showdown today
OSA]KA, Japan r(ReutesO Wedd r~ecrd holder Asafa Derrick Atkins of the Bahamas is the most likely outsider
Pow~ell and Amaerian "Tyson Gay are on course to meet in to gatecrash the Powell and Gay party.
a 100-metre final which amid be the dream match-up of The hcptathion ends today with Swedish Olympic cham-
the world ch~namiandaip today. pion Carolinal Kluft seeking an
Nei~ther Jamaican Powell unprecedented third world
nor G;ay has lost a final this title. She held a 148-point lead
iera. Bnl b ocved eatil onsk Ukrarfe' tLyu l 3
acunds 9estersday and a world four events.
r~eomrd is possble on the light- Finals in the men's :
ninglastQsakatrack. 20km walk and women's
Powell set the record of shot put are taking place as "
9.71 seconds two years ago well. -
;and tw~ie equalled it in Russian pole vaullt world
2006~. record holdecr Yelena -
~Gay has been the spark- Isinbayeva also swings into .-
puf this seaso~n. He clocked a action. She begins preliminary
wind-a.ssisled 9)76 seconds in competition with hopes of TYSON GAY
June aLnd wonr the. Ui.S. chamn- breaklling her- record of' 5.01
".IIL ASAFA POWEL.L fastest tme inr abe w3or~ld this Another defcndiing world champion, Amecrican Lauryn Will-
seaso~n. iumslt. opens her titic defeince in the women's 100 metres.
Both men are seeking their ~first wotrld title. Gay will Comlpatriot Fordi Edwards, the 2003 world champion,
also run the 200 metres and 4x40B metres5 relay later in and Olympic 200 metres gold medatllist Veronica Campbetll
the championships. of .Jamaica are expected to offer Williams stiff challenges.

-IURR ~ .
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba wins the 10 000m gold in
::= ,na e::t it'h B an' Jo Pavey finishing an

American Kara Goucher finishing strongly in a bruising race to
claim bronze in 32-:02.05.
"That was the hardest race of my life," Dibaba told
reporters. "I had terrible stomach pain and then I was so
far back I thought it would be impossible to come back.
"But I did it for my country. I was struggling but I told
mnyscif to hang in. I didn't want to let dow~n the people back
home in Ethiopia.
D~ibaba, who became the first woman to win the 5 8000
and 10 000 double at the same world championship tw-o
years ago in Helsinki, had looked out of the race after her
But the 2-2-year-old recoverecd her composure superbly well
Ifter. taking a drink of water and began a remarkable fightback.
over;taking Abeylegesse to complete a dazzling victory.
"I bumped into my team matle (Mestawct) Tufr." saidl
1)ibabu~. "She fell and I didn't see her so I almost went down
too(. It was the biggest accomplishment of my career to fIght
back andi win."
Dibaba's win extends Ethiopia's record of having wion
every world title in the event since 1999. Her elder sister
Ejegayehu, silver mledallist at the 2004 Olympics, finished

Rahul Dravid brought Piyush Chawla
on after the Powerplays in the first
two ODis.

~UI~F~k~tl~ss~ ~rC' U ' ~



HI mi~le tniimesialon'September
863L an 2 40~-mle road race the
fodllkciw-ing <&ay while the juve-
miles w~iibn shouo~B~plders in a 10-
asl~ideane tria oI the frlst d~y

By M~ichael Dkaviwa

LOCAL junior aml jrwaile
cyclists will finally get a
chance to showcase their
warcs at the Caribbeam level,
as the hurricane-allected
Caribbean Champiiomships
will be now be staged em Sep-
tember 8 and 9.
Guyana will berepealolul
by a team of three junirs nd
a similar numbe~ofjuvemdles~an
the championships, origially
scheduled for B~awbado the
Land of the Flying Fiish one
week ago.
However, due to Hmnicanme
Dean which devastantalparils of
Mexico and threatened& Bnarba~-
dos, the org~anisers Ithoght in
wise to reschedule she lent.
The Guyana Cycing
Federation (GCIl selctd a
Scott Savory, Emas Matthews
and Andy Singh to cenntest
the junior category of the
two-day activity and GC~am
Williams, Damy
Ramchurjee aml Chris~leper
Holder for the jewemie cat-
The juniors will comiesijt a

cal scene over the past
Ramchurjee, Holder and
Williams especially have been in
good knick, having placed among
the top six finishers in several
road races involving senior rid-
Williams at age 15 placed
fifth overall in the National
Sports Commission's Annual
Three Stage Road Race while
Ramchurjee finished seventh.
Williams and Ramchurjee
have both proved that they are
capable of holding their own
among the seasoned local rid-
ers as their records will prove.
Williams himself has proved
that he is among the best in
his category at the Caribbean
level, based on his perfor-
mance at the West Indies ver-
sus the World Championships
over the past few years.
The GCF selectees will have
ample opportunities to better
prepare for the Caribbean Cham-
pionships as the Roraima Bik-
ers Club, in collaboration with
Mr Thom and Associates, has
planned a Criterium for today
around the Amelia's Ward circuit.

The selectees are expected to
participate in order to get in
much-needed competition.
Flying Ace Cycle Club of
Berbice will also run off its
annual Diamond Mineral
Water 60-mile Road Race on
September 2.
Seven races are carded for
the Roraima Bikers activity and
these are six-lap events for jun-
ions and juveniles, category three
and four riders and veterans, an
eight-lap race for categories one
and two cyclists; two ten-lap
events one for mountain bike
riders and the other, a points
race for all category of riders.
The feature event is a 30-
lap affair which is open to all
categories of riders also.
The Flying Ace race will
commence at 09:00 h on Sep-
tember 2 from Moleson Creek
and end at Alexander and Main
Streets, New Amsterdam,
These two events will no
doubt bolster the prepared-
ness of the locals who are
scheduled to depart these
shores on September 7 and
return three days later.

~a~lOnd250milad racetIhe fol-
~Mach~ is expected from
the locals who have all been
showing good foun on the lo-

CGI~nz~e r17 Tb i W11ol~~4 CHldrPFSil ...

Dravid pleased with Powerplay modification

Dravid touched upon
as well. When asked if

taking off for a run
immediately after the
ba~ll had been deliv-
credl. "We've dis-
cussedl it said
Dravid of' the Englan~d
batsmnen's approach,
"but the rule now is
that you can start the
moment the bowler's
back foot lands on the
We'll probably
need to do it as well
though it might
not be that easy
because most of us I
hit a lot of balls (
straight. (Cricinfo) 1

HYv Siddhartha Vaidv-anathan
in Bristol

T~HE International Crirckt
Council's (ICC) decision to
modify the Pow~erplay rule, al-
low\ing a third fielder outside
the 30-yard circle fo~r a period
of' tenl overrs, will give teams
more spin options~, feels. Rahul
D~ravid, the Indian ca~ptain.
Leading a side thatL edliten ore-
lics o~n spinners, Dravid8 'felt that
the new rule. which whill take el-
fect fro~m October 1. wouI~ld hel~p
a~dd va;riety to the crueidl ahases
of g ames. India's decision to
play\ two spinners in1 the contd

one-daveir~l at ristl~, paid off
but Drai ILd fell sulCh moves
wouLdJL he' mo~re.L effectCive' wifh
thle newu systemll in place.
"I f'elt f'or a long, time
that the second and third
Powerplays are monoto-
sums,"' he said when asked
~about the dilliculty of man-
aging his resources in those
"Every com~e is boawling
neam-up howulers and tlhere is
no charm in, the game. I mnust
ad~rrit that it is really difficulty
lto ge1 Thirough 20 overs of
Powierpday w~ith yo~ur spin-
Jners. I 'heard Damecl Vettori

colmplalin abhout it and,. as a c;up-
Imin. I ve also flli it,
So far inl the ser-ies, spin-
ners have been introduced
only after the Powerplays.
Mlonty Panesar was called
upon in the 21st over at
Southampton while Piyush
Chawla did not bowl until the
22nd over inl both games. In-
dia have often introduced
their spinners inside the
Powerplays but have been
w~ary about taking the risk on
good batting pitches and in
small grounds.
"Nowv (after the rule change)
yo"u are going to halve a chance

to put an extra fielder outside
the circle in thle second and third
Powerplay," said Draysd. "It's
going to give captains the cour-
age to bowl the spinners in the
Powerplays a lot more.
"As acaptaml Ifelt that you
need to bring a bit of mystery
element to it. Maybe we can
bring spinners early on; maybe
teams can play two spinners. I
think that adds a bit more to
the game other than having
the same cricket. Now every-
one is waiting for the 20 overs
to get over to bring the spmn-
ners on.
'here was another rule which

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26. 2007

YOUng CyCliStS heading for

Carib bean Championships


Guyana into two

CAREBACO U-15 finals

GUYANA'S chances of gaining an Under-15 gold medal
were given a boost when the team qualified for the doubles
and the mixed doubles in the Caribbean Regional Badmin-
ton Confederation (CAREBACO) Junior badmmnton cham-
pionshiips at the Amos Sportshal in Paramaribo Suriname.
Leading the attack is Nicholas Ali who is playing with an
injured foot. Ali who is also into the Under-15 singles final was
expected to battle with Avian Rodrigues in the doubles a~d
Ashley Khalil in the mixed doubles finals.
Ahi and Rodnigues qualified for the spot via a win ov-r T.
Baptista and E. Asin on Friday in the semi-finals of' the com-
petition. They won at 21-10, 21-12-
He advanced with Khalil via a 3-1 victory over T. Baptista
and R. Fleary.
The local pair won the first game 21-17, but lost 12-21 to
set up game two. In the third game they kept their composure
and romped to a 21-7 victory.
Ali's injury has been improving during the days of the

Eight-round Swiss System

Chess tourney opens today

THE Carifesta Sports Comiplex will be invaded by Chess
players from 09:00 h today when the Steering Committee
for the development of the sport hosts an eight-round Swiss
System tournament for senior and junior playeiis.
The time scheduled for each game is two hours, with each
player having one hour at his/her disposal. Players will also be
required to score their games during the competition which ha-,
been divided into twocateg~onezs.
Senior players will contest Ibe Open category and u: t ay
a tournarke~nt fee of 95~00,wihd~etheruniors wilico in the
Inite ncdate hbre 531 Obe the pi trlaton fehe nug
four next Sunday Septem~et at the said \enui .
At time conclusion of the tordament prirtes. to-~Epr.-
sented to the respective wiqnnrs.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007

9, 2~(


quality of cricket they have de-
cided to bave an East Coast firut
division side which will be par--
licipating in the Demerara~
Cricket Board competition.
The task, however, wili
b~e challenging and will co:.
inl excess of' $500 000 per yea;
P'lanls will be executed as thel
work'1 closely with corpor~tr
G;uyana, GCB and M~inistr
of Culture, Youth and Spo!
to see school cricket anl
women's cricket back o!


By' Ravendra Madholall

FORMER West Indies skip-
per and batting great Sir
Vivian Richards, who was
known as the 'Master
Blaster' in his heyday, re-
cently accepted an invitation
from the East Coast Cricket
Board (ECCB) to attend their
cricket academy graduation.
The legendary batsman gave
a strong speech on the impor-
tance of discipline.
At the presentation cer-
emony which took place at the
Lusignan Community Centre
ground, both male and female
players were awarded with cer-
tif~icates for their participation
with Richards autographing
them anll.
Richards, who is the legend
attached to defending champi-
ons Guyana in the Allen
Stanford 20/20 regional cricket
competition, made a special ef-
fort to attend the final day of
the academy and stressed that
discipline is the key to great suc-
Richards congratulated all
the participants and made spe-
cial mention of the ECCB's
well-organised youth
programme under the leadership
of Bissoondyal Singh.
He was accompaniedl by
president of the Guyana
Cricket Board (GCB) Chetra~m
Smngh, Director of Sportls Neil
Kumar, Parliamentary Secretary
Steve Ninvalle, other executives
from the GCB and representa-

tives fr~om the Ministry of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport.
Chronicle Sport caught up
with ECCB's Bissoondyldl
Singh and he informedcc that
Richardls was indeed happy to
be a part of the academy and
commended the work they put
out for the young and aspir~ing
crick~eters on the East Coast of
Demecrara.. Other cricketl clubs
around the country, he said,
should emulate the ECCB.
Bissoondyal in his re-
marks first thanked Richards
for taking time off from his
hectic schedule in Guyana
and visiting the academy.
He assured the presence
of Richards, Kumar, Chetram
Singh and Ninvalle made an
impact and should inspire the
youngsters to excel at the
highest level after their en-
couraging words.
Kumar thanked the
ECCB for this initiative by
getting the children aged 11
to 17 years into this academy.
Chetram Singh who ii,.unre-
Iated to Bissoondyal Singh,
also shared similar senti-
ments of Richards and Kumar
thanking the 'Master
Blaster' for his gesture and
hoping the children who
graduated will keep working
on their game to improve
Ninialkc. n former Sports
Journalist of Stabrock News.
donatedl the cricket gear to per
sons whbo were adjudged best
batsman. best bowler, best all-


rounder and most disciplined
player during the two-week
Bissoondyal further
stated thalt he was delighted
and appreciated the way
things progrecssed over the
two-week periodl, the wocrk
put out by the participants
and he is very2 optimistic that t
they will benefit immnensely
after their impressive perfor-
"The ECCB is proud bc-
cause we have made special at-

tempts to enhance the devel-
opm11ent of the leaders of to-
morrow not only in the area of
playing cricket. but to the
dangers of using illicit drugs,
the benefits of being f'it, per-
sonal hygiene. discipline. com-
mitrment and dedication to the
gamne, f'ood and nutrition, dis-
crimination, social etiquette
and last but not least, the
most important, leadership,
Bissoondyal asserted.
He also congratulated the
parents fo~r ensuring that their

children attended the important
seminar while be disclosed it
was a great inveLstm-ent of the
academy and the participants
must continue to practise and
play beyond the boundaries of
wshat they learnt.
He concludedl by sayiing
that he anad his board w~ill
persevere w~ith getting the
game of cricket going.
Currently. they have u,-
proximately 301 second division
teams and o~ne first division side
(Lusignan) and by enhancing tle

Inl. Mastes foonltbll on7 today\ in Berb~fice(

TIHE fe~atur~e Masters football
clash, between Rastafari Pa-
triarchs and Hearts of Oak
V'eterants of' Berbice, has been
bo~osted by? the timely contri-
buntionl of two former players
from the Ancient County, who
are now residing in the USA.
The match-up has now
been extended to a two-way tie,
with the first game set forl this
afternoon at the Scots school
ground in New Amsirteram
(NA) and the return encounter
scheduled for Septemnber 9 in
Brothers Gordon and
Roger Alphonso, who were
back-home on a brief visit re-
cently, have donated the
'Alphonso Challlenge Trophy'
for the winners of the tic. In
addition there will b~e a calsh
incentive of $20 000 f'or the
winnrlc of each gameL.
TIoday's first gamec. set
to kick off at 16:00 b. will
be preceded by the presen-
tation of the teams to past
president of the Becrhice
Football Associatio~n ( RF:A)
and former Mayo~r ofI NA.
E~rrol Alphonbr, who, is Ile
oldest of cig ht br-othcrs

who have all contributed to
the de velopment ofP the
sport in Berbice.
The match which w~ill
showcase a number of past
outstanding fo~otballers is an-
ticipated to bring out the fanls
in their numbers again.
Several hundrecd spectators
flocked the ground over a week
ago when a special game wals
organised for Roger and Giordon
and they were not disappointed
as the quality of football exhib-
ited is still being talked about.
Expected to appear for the
Berbicians, today are: Sam
Jones, Sherwin F~ordc, Kenrick
Bowry, Char~les Joseph, Kurt
Alphonso, Ryan Kellowan,
Phillip Carrington, Nigel Feclix.
Brian Simpson and Milton
The Patriarchs will be
spearheaded by former na-
tional players Vibert Butts,
Orin Agard and T'erry
B~urnette together with the
likes 60 Hector Forte, Shawrn
Jlacobj 6Natty' Wiltshire,
Deret Gritten, Allan La
Rose,a' 'roy Wright, Floyd
Canpt ll and Floyd

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ECCB delighted with Sir Viv's

presence at graduation

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Best of luck! Sir Vivian Richards is third from right among the female participants holding their certificates of recognition~

Guyana U-15s confident

of getting past Suriname

I iredl~~ii~g I By Allan La Rose

Celi kPremier League set to resume today

AFTER six postponed The eight-team Premnier di- together Frum~ Co~nquerors and afford Santos the opportunity
games ove the last weekcl vision which kicked off on Au- Ihe Arm\ who, Jrea\ 1-1 with to move to the top. of the
due to con inual rain full. gust 5 has been restricted to just Pele in their only appearance points table as they confront
City footballers and fanr five games, with wins for West- this Season. On the, other hand, Polisc who were hammered 4-
are hoping that the Hceaterr ern Tigers, Santos and defend- Cdnquerors who were con- 1 by Alpha.
will be conducive for pla!. ing champions Alpha United, quered 2-0 by the Tigers in their A Santos w in Ionight
todaS, as the G FA/Cellink while former champs Pele drew season-opener will be hoping to will propel them to two wins
Premier Leaegue is set to re- both of their games. secure their first point of the from as many games and sia
sume with ia double-header Today's opening game two-round competition. points two better than cur-
at the GFC ground. scheduled for 17:30 h will bring The other fixture today will rent leaders Alpha.

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20-year wait for; a men's
world marathon title with a
comfortable victory in the
first event of the Ilth world

By Nick Mvulvenney

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) -
Luke Kibet ended Kenya's

championships yesterday.
Tihe 24-year-old prison
guarlld overcame searing heat and
hligh humidity to clinch gold in
two hours 15 minutes 59 sec-
Kenyan-born Qatari
Mubarak Hassan Shami took
silver, more than a minute he-
hind his former compatriot in
2:17:18, and Swiss Viktor
Roethlin came through to finish
third in 2:17:25-
"I'm happy and I am
proud to win the gold medal
for my country," Kibet told
reporters. "It's been a long
time for Kenya without the
gold medal in marathon."
Kibet made his move after 90
minutes on the road, breaking free
of compatriot William Kiplagat,
Shami and Eritrean Yared
Asmarom in the leading group-
"We were going so slow, I
thought if we kept up that
pace it would be a 2.20 or 2.30
time so I decided to go," Kibet
By the 35km mark, Kibet
had opened up a 23-second lead
over Shami and he loped unchal-
lenged across the line at the
Nagai stadium to become the
first Kenyan man to win the
world marathon title since Dou-
glas Wakiihuri in Rome in 1987-
It was the slowest winning
men's marathon time in world
championship history, over a
minute outside the previous

inark set by Hiromi Tanliguchi of
Japan in Tokyo in 199'1.
T~he field set off at 0700 lo-
cal time to void the worst of
the searing ,heat but the tem-
perature climbed steadily from
28 degrees Celsius at the start.
Ugandan Amos Masai fecll
victim to the heat and was taken
from the course on a stretcher
and treated at a local hospitall.
"~We put him on an IV to
get his glucose levels up but he
is fine now," the IAAF's medi-
cal and anti-dloping commission
chairman Juan Manuel Alonso
told Reuters. "It was more a
Given the conditions, it was
no surprise that the leaders took
more than 16 minutes to reach
the Skm mark and a quick time
was never a realistic prospect.
Nobody was prepared to go
out on his own and the leading
25 runners were separated by
less than a minute as Uganda's
Alex Malinga led the field until
just after the 20km mark.
Kibet, Kiplagat, Asmarom
and Shami slowly pulled away
but when Kibet broke clear
none of his rivals was able to go
with him.
Shami, formerly Richard
Yatich,;said he was carrying an
injury ind had not felt confident
of winning a medal.
lhen (Kibet) started to

~ uawr~li~isrsli~e~~r~ipal~aersa I
Luke Kibet battles through the oppressive heat to win the
marathon in two hours 15 minutes 59 seconds. (BBC

go, I felt in my legs that I
could not match him," he
said. "In the end, the legs
were just not moving."
Japan retained the World
Marathon Cup title, in which
the rankings are decided by the

combined times of the top three
finishers from each country.
Tsuyoshi Ogata, Satoshi
OSaki and Toshinara Suwa
finished fifth, sixth and sev-
enth,' to clinch the cup for the

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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 CSOs 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 d ur ation. Proposed project
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Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday
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By Chris Buckley
BEIJING (Reuters) China
has launched a four-month
"war" on tainted food, drugs
and exports, state media re-
ported on Friday, as belea-
guered officials embraced
time-tested campaign tactics
to clean up the country's bat-
teehimeaseVice Premier Wu
Yi told officials that the cam-
paign, to run to the end of the
year, would focus on problem
products that have corroded do
mestic and foreign consumers
confidence in the "'made in
China" labeL
'This is a special battle to
protect the health and personal
interests of the public and to
protect the reputation of Chi-
nese goods and the national im-
age," Wu said, according to the
government Web site
She called the campaign a

"stern political task" a re-
minder that officials' careers
may be on the line.
The world's largest
toymaker, Mattel, recalled more
than 18 million Chinese-made
toys in mid-August because of
hazards from small magnets that
can cause injury if swallowed,
just two weeks after it recalled
r.5melo toys due to fears
Wal-Mart said it was asking
suppliers to resubmit testing
documentation for the toys it
sells after Mattel's move.
Other Chinese export scares
have hit toothpaste, animal food
ingredients, tires, eels and sea-
food, and deadly chemicals that
found their way into cough
medicine, killing patients in
Shaken by the scares, Chmna
has fought back with new rules,
factory shutdowns, constant
news conferences and now an
old-style campaign to shake up

officials often more focused on
economic growth targets.
Wu blamed lax inspection
and enforcement and failure of
officials in rival agencies to co-
operate. She vowed to whip
them into line with a list of
eight tasks and 20 specific goals.

cratic, teoaprdow w~a ro cuto
ing campaigning methods," said
Mao Shoulong, an expert on
public policy at the People's
University of China-
"In Chiria, this campaigning
method still has a role to play
in addressing relatively simple
problems, because when
grassroots officials see the pre-
mier or vice premier taking up
an issue, focusing on it, they
know they also have to sit up
and pay attention."
Since 1949, the ruling Com-
munist Party has often resorted
to short-term storming cam-

paigns to deal with enemies,
pests and policy bottlenecks,
though the frequency and inten,
sity of these efforts have died
down in past decades.
"The execution of Zheng
Xiaoyu was also part of that
campaigning approach to get
officials' attention," said Mao,
referring to the former head of
the national food and drug
safety watchdog, who was ex-
ecuted in July for taking
As part of the latest cam-

paign, the government named 60
"food safety model counties" to
show how things should be done.
in the latest health scarete
Shanghiai Daily reported on Fri-
day that city officials had
seized more than a tonne of kelp
soaked in a toxic chemical to
keep it looking fresh. They also
found fake wine and vinegar.
Wu announced targets to
clean up pig slaughtering, res-
taurants and canteens, pesticide
use, food additives and the
country's vital exports. "In

some businesses the manage-
ment level is low, production
conditions are poor, quality ley-
els and standards are low, and
reliability is weak," she said.
Local officials may not
share Wu's determination to
move so fast, said the China
"Building an omnipres-
ent monitoring and guaran-
tee mechanism will prove a
challenging mission for a
four-month campaign," the
paper said.

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Tel~lders are invited by the Ministry of Agr~iculture,
from suitably qualified cornpanics, fo~r the provision
of Security Services f'or its Aqu~acu~lture Station
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Guyanese for Guyana and
the entire Caribbean, en-
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else who wishes to earn some
extra money to market them-
selves on the internet for
The classified ads website
found at http://waiana.comn/
index.php on the internet wrs
launched on June 4th. 2007, and
provides more than 500 catego-
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need of free marketing-
So thr the site has been well
received given the positive re-
sponses from users and the
numbers of ads that has been
placed already. Waiana.com is
very appealing to its users, not
only because of the layout,
which is very easy on the eyes,
but also because no charges are
And no charges will ever be
imposed; not for registering
oneself nor for placing an ad.
"Not charging a fee is inherent
to our business model. That is
because we want to bring to the
Guyanese and Caribbean people
the experience of free services,
just like Westerners are accus-
tomed to free online services."
says the founder and CEO Mr.
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Until now the website has
relied on mouth to mouth mar-
keting, but soon a widespread
marketing campaign in various
media will be launched through-
out the country. This campaign
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that there are already 160,000
users with access to the internet

and thatl the rate of growth ha;s
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la~st 7 years.
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neededl in Gjuva~na~ as wats indi-
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national buyers and scliers will
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be traded. from new items of-
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hand furniture: sought by private
In order to keep the site free
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throughout the whole Catribbean
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banners will be made available
free of charge.
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site has already attracted more
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(BBC News) Russian archae-
ologists believe they may
have found the remains of two
children of Russia's last tsar,
executed by the Bolsheviks in
DNA tests will be carried
out on the bones, thought to be
those of Prince Alexci and his
elder sister Maria.
Archaeologists excavated
ground close to the site in

uLk t r nburg were the tsur

The prosecutor-general is
opening an investigation into

Archaeologist Sergei
Pogorelov says bullets found at
the burial site indicate the' chil.
dren had been shot.
He told Russian television the
newly unearthed bones belonged
to two young people: a youns

male aged roughly 10-13 and a
young woman about 18-23.
Ceramic vessels found
nearby appear to have con-
tained sulphuric acid, consistent
with an account by one of the
Bolshevik firing squad, who
said that after shooting the lI;m-
ily they doused the bodies in
acid to destroy the flesh and

prevent them becoming objects
of veneration.

Haemophilia clue
The regional forensic bureau
chief, Nikolai Nevolin, told Itar-
Tass news agency that 44 bone
fragments had been handed
over, and would be subjected to
detailed analysis,

"We know that Prin~ce
Alexei suffered from
bacmophilia, so we'll have to
detect the genome of this dis-
ease," he said.
The bullets found at the
burial site would also be tested,
he said.
Nicholas abdicated in 1917,
and he and his family were de-

tained. The following year, they
were sent to Yekateriaburg in
the Ulral Mountains, where a
Bolshevik firing squad executed
them on July 17, 1918.
In 1998, experts exhumed
aml asanoially laboried what
were widely considerl to be the
Imn~ais of Nicholas, Alexandra,
aml the three daughters.

Commencing salary is $28,441.00
Salary Scale GS:2

Application should be forwarded to:

The Secret-ary '
Public Service Commission,
De Winkle Building,
Fort Street, Kmngston,

per month on

'Waia~. GQIM


InCOnSiS 6HC y in

S nt nig plc


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
following position:

1. Scientific Officer.

The Scientific Off'icer will be responsible for managing the operations
of the Trade Section. A full job description is available at the Wildlife
Division. i

A Bachelor's Degree in Biology or either related field; working
knowledge of M~icrosoft W'ord anstF xcel; good commu nicat~ions skills
(written and oral). I

Applications along with curriculum vitae, recent police clearance and
two references should be submitted no later than Septemlber 7, 2007

The Head




Th= Giuyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will soon commence a countrywide House-to-House Registration exercise.

?.ny person-who will be fourteen years and older by a qualifying date to be announced by GECOM will be eligible f'or
reghi~tration during this exercise provided that leieshe is a Giuyanese citizen by birth. descent or naturalisation. resident in
Giuyaa, c-any person who is a citizen ofa Commlonwealth country living in Guyana continuously for one year or more.

An orit final Bul Cecrtificate issued by the General Register Office, a valid Guyana Passport or an original Adoption
r'ertif -a:n issue<' Iv~ the General Register Oflicelnust be provided in support of'an application for registration,


Applications ar~e invited firom suitanbly qlualified persons
to fill the positions of'

IT Infrastructure
Specialist/Information Systems

(Qualification: Degree in Computer Science~ with a
software specialization)

Technical Support Officer

(At least 5 C`XC and A+Training C~ertificate ~lurs
tw~o years working in compyuter trouble~shooting and~ re~pairs)

Job D~escr~iptio~n and Jolt b Spe~cillcationls canl be obtained~i frocm
I le 'c rn erll Dcpalrtmenlt Ministry of Efducation:.

/)r lll( )lc 11ri117, inwn ()
\ppcrInoulrll num be ent to

!1~~~~ pesn womivfurteen yearS and older. but are not m; p~scsesson of the relevant supporting documents) a~bov\e
.;tedc. us thec C:: hl be, a..0 surged to Ltae ilmmedi ate steps; to acqlirc e it/themi in border to falcilitate their re~specti. e

j: ind cmngHuea1loeRgitaineecs.

evidence statements which were
allegedly made by two children,
Veronica and Diana, who were
not called as witnesses.
Other grounds alleged that
the trial judge admitted the evi-
dence of the witness, Victor
West, but failed to render to the
jury any assistance whatsoever
as to the use to which they
may put such evidence, and
such a non-direction was tanta-

mon oa idrcto hc

Further the trial judge failed
to assist the jury adequately or
atall witherespectr d n th rw
condition and non-production
of the panties and other cloth-
ing of the virtual complainant.
in his submission, Mr.
Britton had urged the Appellate
Court to singgest a range of sen-
tencing since there is no serious
sentencing policy in the coun-
SHe pointed out the dispar-
sty in sentencing and submitted
that the appellant's sentenced
was unduly severe.
in his response Mr. Chang
conceded that he too felt that
the sentence was excessive but
added that the questioning of

In hadingdo eedec sith
prosecution's case stating that
on the day of the incident, the
woman visited Adam's home
where she requested that her
four grandchildren spend the
Diwali holidays with her.
The woman testified that
she was in the living room when
Adams pushed her irr the bed-
room where he proceeded to
have sex with her against her
She also, claimed that
Veronica her grand-daughter said
"Papa -wha yeh doing to Nani
deh?" and Adams orderedsthe
child to go downstairs. The
other grand-daugh~er Diana, ar-
rived shortly after and told her
father the police were coming..
The woman te tified that

(Continued on page VHl)

TE:2544- 2 24

Rapist jailed for .28 years in


gets 13 years on appeal

ter hearing arguments froni Mr.
Britton and counsel for the
State, Mr. lan Chang, (now !Jus-
tice of Appeal) agreed that al-
though the trial judge had eired,
the error was not fatal. The ap-
peal was dismissed,
Despite the apparent syni-
pathetic stand by the Appellate
Court in the Adams case, that
Court, by its utterances re-
garded the circumstances of the
case as sordid.
For in handing down his de-
cision, Justice of Appeal, Cecil
KennarPeieto th

getting very sick. You did not
respect the woman".
The Court of Appeal had
heard submissions by counsel
for the appellant Mr. Peter
Britton, S.C. and Mr. lan Chang,
acting Director of Public Pros-
ecutions, who represented the
Adrims, of Hague, West
Coast, Demerara, committed the
act on October 22, 1987 and
was convicted and sentenced on
May 8, 1992 by Justice lennox
Perry. He was convicted by the
jury. ~
He appealed on the grorjnds
that there was no medical ei-
dence to prove the woman was
sexually assaulted and that the
conviction and senten e wr

judge wrongly admitted into the

WHAT some lawyers regard
as inconsistency in sentenc-
ing policy appeared evident in
1992, when the Guyana Court
of Appeal reduced by 13 years
a 28-year prison sentence
imposed on Michael Adams

for raping his 60-year old.
mother-in law in 1987.
At the time defence Coun-
sel Peter I ritton, S.C. blamed
the alleged excessive sentence
to the absence of a sentencing
policy, wh le others saw the 28

years prison term for rapists as
a step in the right direction.
The Court of Appeal that
reduced the 28-year prison sen-
tence imposed by Criminal As-
size judge, Lennox Perry, was
constituted by Justices of Ap-

peal Cecil Kennard, Mr.
Maurice Churaman and Ms
Desiree Bernard, as she then
While the appeal by Adams
against conviction and sentence
was dismissed, the Appellate
Court, in reducing the term of
imprisonment, held that the
rape sentence was excessive.
Since then some legal pundits
including Justice Bovell-Drakes
and Justice Jainarayan Singh,
have been clamouring for a sen-
tencing policy in relation to cer-
tain offences, so as to ensure that

auost edd puiheti ee

been let off with a bond and oth-
ers with lenient punishments.
It may be recalled, that one
judge (a female ) told a con-
victed rapist that if she had the
authority, she would order that
he be castrated. A retrial was
ordered by the appellate court
for that particular accused who
was freed at his re-trial after his
niece, whom he had allegedly
raped, refused to testify against
In the appeal in relation to
rapist Michael Adams who got
15 years, defence lawyer Mr.
Peter Britton, S.C. had been
asking for a complete acquittal,
based on, among other things,
the admission of hearsay evi-
dn an d t sir cton on the
But the appellate Court af-

Other source duei..
in thie case oifa nral

which will have to be provided in suppor-t of applications for registration~ ar-c (i) Marriage Cecrti licate
unge by way ofmnarriage. and (ii) 1)eedl Poll in the case ofaniy changee orname other than hb marriage.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 26, 2007 V

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 ai med atim provi ng the social and economic infrastructure.

The Basic Needs Trust Fu nd hereby invites tenders for the following sub-projects:

1. Harbanspoor Street & Footpaths Upgrading Reg. #5
2. D' Edward Yank Dam Road Upgrading Reg.#5
3. No. 9-10 Villages Water Supply System Upgrading Reg. #5
4. No.5f2Village Road Upgrading Reg.#6
5. No. 66-68 Villages Road Upgrading Reg.#6
6. Grantl804 CWC Road Upgrading Reg.#6
7. Onderneeming Well ImprovementSystems Reg.#2
8. Belle Vue Well Improvement Systems Reg. #3
9. DeHoop Welil mprovementSystems Reg.#5

Tender Docume nts for these sub-projects can be purchased from the Office of the
BaSIc Need Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G/town in the form of a MANAGER'S
CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND. Tender Documents can
Sbe purchased for a non refundable fee of G$10O 000 per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax ~Compliance Certificates
(both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid) should
be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box of the
Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on
or before 10O am on Tuesday, Septem ber 1 8, 2007.

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

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other

Te ndere rs or thei r represe ntatives may be p resent at the openi ng of the tenders at
10 am on Tuesday, September 18, 2007.

Proj ect Manager
August l6, 2007



Deputy Commissioner
Human Resources Division

The Guyatna Revenue A~uthority is see-king a qualified and experienced person to work
in a dynamic and challenging environment to serve in the position of Decputy
Commissioner. Human Resources Division.

Respotnsibility: -
The Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources Division is responsible fhor:
1.Planning and Developing Human Resources Strategies
2.Managing the Human Resources Division which includes:
Employee Relations and
Performance. Compensation andc Benefits

7. 'Trainling arid 'Industrial Relations

Educat ionQuali ficatrion

A Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or- Extecutive Masters in Business
Administration with specialization in Human Resource Management.


A minimum of eight (8) years experience in a Senior Management andi Leadership
Position in Human Resoulrces Managemmet and Industrial Relations. Computer literacy
is essential.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae: should be submitted not later. than Aulgust
31, 2007 to the:

Commissioner G-(eneral
G.uyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets. Gjeorgetown
Email: gra!~networksgy.com

a 'lookout' who would signal if
he espied an aIpproaching po-
liceman, at which time the op-
erator would end the game,
quickly fold the x-legged small
table, which he then undecr-
aIrmedl andi rushed out of sight
down any of the many very nar-
row side streets in this city.
Though much more vigilant,
the police yet avoided being too
scycre on 3-card men caught in
the act. with prosecutions being
most often under the vagrancy
law, false pretence or under regu-
lations regarding gambling on the
highway, or other non-indictable
of'fences, resulting in fines in the
lower courts, or sometimes even
CRD convictions with a rep-
rimand and immediate discharge.
While the few surviving 3-
card operators have disappeared
from central Bridgetown and
lurk only in the shadows of
low-income housing areas away
from the commercial zone, new
types of games and attractions
have emerged, with a capacity
for prodigious receipts from the
public's pockets.
As that cadre of
gullible Barbadians of the 1980s
now move with acquired matu-
rity and wisdom towards middle
age, there is a successor, and
much younger, group that can
easily fall prey to games of
chance and likely exploitation,
facilitated by the new technol-
ogy. -

Rather than a flat-topped
wooden table being the centre of'
attraction and action, as with the
3l-card mnen, today's games are
popularised by means of the
television screen, the radio
waves and cell phones; but gen-
erally the objective tends al-
ways to be the same transfer
of financial resources mainly
from the already impoverished,
or less well-off, segment of the
As it was with the 3-card
operation, so is it likely to be
with the new games the pub-
lic could be deluded into believ-
ing that because the challenges
or questions posed are so very
simple, winning will likewise be
easy..... a 'breeze'.
One radio advertisement
daily carries the promise that
"you could be in with a chance
of winning $2,000. Get your
phones out of your pockets and
play... You just have to answer
five simple randomly-chosen
questions, each with points val-
ued between I and 10. Get the
question and you win the
points. The persons with the
highest points at the end of the
game wins the cash. Example:
Cricket is the most popular
game in Barbados. Easy, right?
You must reply 'yes' or 'no'."
Another is styled "the great
Barbados quiz" for a $500

(Continued on page XV)

by Hubert Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados -
Three-card gambling reached
a peak on the streets of this
seaside capital during the
1980s, and provided an easy
livilig for slick, weHl-dressed
operators whose targets were
gullible members of the pub-
lic beguiled into thinking
they had a great chance to
win big money: Now, two
decades later, with the
cardmen's activities consid-
erably reduced and chased
into the shadows by height-
ened police vigilance, tech-
nology is presenting
digitalised opportunities
through which people and
their hard-earned financial
resources could be easily
At the height of its popu-
larity, the 3-card operation had
seemed very simple to the ca-
sual onlooker a soft-spoken
dealer (almost always hiding his
eyes behind dark glasses), a
small, waist-high wooden table
in front of him, and three round
black cards, one of which bore

bright white mark on
its underside.
With impressive dexterity,
he would shuffle the cards, ev-
ery movement of those 'gifted'
hands closely watched by the
crowd around him. When finally
he deftly set them down on the
table, the challenge to the pub-
lic was to detect the target with
the white mark, and back their
selection with money.
People were free to place
individual bets, at the same
time, on any or all of the three
cards; but, seemingly
mesmerised by the flashing
hands, they almost always
stacked their notes on the same
(wrong) card.
Enticement was a significant
aspect of the operation. Un-
known to the casual observer, a
sidekick, or partner, would
be lurking nearby. When bets
from the public were not
coming in a constant stream, the
silent partner would engage the
operator, winning repeatedly by
apparently correctly identifying
the marked card. Frequently
payment on a $10 or $20 bet
would be made and shuffling of

the cards recommended without
the selected card being upturned
to display that it was indeed the
one with the mark.
In making the payout and
scooping up the cards to restart
the process, the operator could
at times be heard to grumble
'you're a lucky fella... you win
On occasion, also, the op-
erator himself 'managed' the
public's participation by baiting
them on small bets of $2 or $5,
and here, too, payment was
most times made without the
selected card being exposed.
This confidence-building
technique led some people into
thinking that they had finally
worked out how to spot the
right card, like cracking a math-
ematical formula or deciphering
a secret code. Thus enticed,
they would then begin
placing large bets, only to lose
when the selected card was up-
turned to show there was no
mark on its underside.
The operator's forte was his
remarkable sleight-of-hand, and
the team made an easy living by
skillfully exploiting the playing

public's mistaken perception
that they were being given an
even chance of winning,
Although the Barbadian op-
erators impressed with their art-
istry, they still were not within
the league of their Guyanese and
Jamaican counterparts operating
in their own home bases. I have
never had the opportunity to
see it in Port of Spain, though
given the acknowledged special
talents of the Trinidadian,
they must have excelled in this
area also. .
In time, the Barbadian au-
thorities decided it was neces-
sary to strengthen protection
measures and 3-card gaming in
public places was subject, not
infrequently, to police action.
SImmediately subsequent to
the new regulations, some op-
erators played hide-and-seek
with the lawmen by using

3 C rd m ad

I 1d E R


VI ~~~UNDAY~ CHriRONCLE August 26, i0


Applcatonsare invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

To provide secretarial and legal support to the Board and to ensure
Compliance with company legislation and regulation.


Bachelor Degree in Law (L.L.B.) or related Degree
A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience. Strong organizational
and Communication skills. Computer literacy


To assist the G~eneral Manager in the day-to-day running of the Board in
accordance vi1 agreed standards and current legislation, and to assist in
the manane~r It of other Divisions.


Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science or equivalent qualifications:Post
SGraduate Tra. ng in Agricultural Economics, Management or related field
would be a di-ianct advantage.

Minimum of fiiw (5) years of relevant experience. Strong organizational and
Communication skills. Computer literacy.


To provide support with regards to the development and implementation of marketing
initiatives (both technical and promotional) and act as the primary contact for Marketing.


Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related degree with strong statistical background.

Three (3) years of relevant experience. Strong organizational and Communication
skills. The ability to maintain current knowledge of developments within; the industry


To plan, organize and carry out the intemal audit function including the preparation of
an audit plan which fulfils the responsibility of the department, scheduling and
assigning work and estimating resource needs. -

Qualification s/Experience:

Degree in Accounting, ACCA Level 11, or related degree combined with public
accounting and/or internal audit experience.

Minimum of four (4) years of accounting and/or auditing experience.
General understanding of audit process in the public sector. Understanding
of financial computer systems. Strong organizational and communication

tested applicants are required to submit their applications, enclosing a recent Curriculum Vitae
I! contact details to
yana Rice Developmeant Board
i :t~onD, Gergeown
e1 closing date and time for the receipt of applications is at 15:30his on Friday, September 7, 2007

Omesh Haricharan and Gerhard Ramsaroop

Ministry of Public Works and Communications

Vehicle! l'quipmeint can he inspe~cted at the M~inistryi of' P'ulic Wo~irks and
""unun1I1ri cat ions, Mlchanrical Wor~ksh~op Compllound. Water Streetl Kinlgston.

Te~nders multst be addrelssedl to the Penlnanentt Secretary Ministry of' Public Worlks andc
Cocmmul~nicatio n~s. an(d pla3ced1 jl in ltheTnder B3ox at the Ministry ofi Public Workts andf
C'onullnunicattions, Wighr's :! ane. Kinlgston. Gezorgeto~wn. on orI beforeC 9:30 h1 onr
Septemberl 7. 1007.

Tender must~ be marked. Tender!~1 for unserviccal;e Vehicles/Equip ment,, on the top right
hand11 colrner of` the envelope.

100i Ministry reserlves the nghtI~ to, reject any; tenlder w~ithcut starting a reas~on.


THE provision ofInformlation
TIechnology services to the
residents of West Demarara
has been taken to a higher
level with the launching of
Orion Technologies, a c~onl-.
puter service centre, at the
Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling.
Orion Technologies was

the brainchild of IT technician
Omelsh Har-icharlan. who, teamld

Gerhar~d Ramsaroop. Both of
the menl have solid experience in
providing IT services. having
been formerly emIplOoyd by
leading IT service pr~ovider~s in

TIhe owner's sa~y Ilhy ar~e
c~onvincedt that there is a dire
need forl their services in West
Demeraran because of the everI
growing ulse of information tech-
nology, and the general inconve-
nience of getting computers to
Gecorgetown to be serviced.
With this in mIindl. Orion Te~ch-

nologies provides on location
ses on Technologies is also
easily accessible to persons from
Georgetown and in fact, Orion
Technologies' Homle and Of'lce
service is also available to
Currently, Orion Technolo-
gies specialises in computer sys-
tem building, repairs and up-
grades. A complete system con-
sisting of' a 3000+ AM2 process.
sor, DVD burner, 80GB hard
drive, 512MB RAM, and a sev-
enteen inch monitor goes for as
low as $99,000.00.
Orion Technologies says it
is committed to being very coml-
petitive by reselling at
Georgetown component prices,
and having generally lower scr-
vice charges for example, the
price to do a complete software
reload is $5, 000.
Commenting on a key area
of Orion Technologies' opera-
tions, the owners note that on-
location visits within West

Demlerara is a critical compo-
nen of o'e serviice because nd

caused by the erratic electric
power supply.
They have found that it is
almost a norm for persons to be
using ill-suited and ungrounded
protective equipment and trans-
formers, with the unfortunate
result being high repair costs and
significant downtime. Orion
Technologies possess the exper-
tise to address these problems
in a comprehensive manner that
includes the provision of ap-
propriate equipment and advis-
ing on best wiring practices.
Omesh Haricharan has a
Diploma in Computer Science
and several years of hands on
experience. Gerhard
Ramsaroop, who has been in
the field since 2002, managing
both GuyanaNet and
NTComputeac, acknowledges
that without the wonderful ex-
periences he has had at both
these companies he would not

have been so well positioned to
bgin d is oinit vent r. Omes

management and staff of
NTComputeac where he gained
most of his current practical ex-
Haricharan and Ramsaroop
confidently insist that by treat-
ing customers' equipment with
due care and attention, and giv-
ing solid after sales service and
advice, they would establish
mutually favourable relation-
ships with their customers at a
fast rate, and that this in itself
will quickly impact positively
on Orion Technologies.
The only current setback
being faced by Orion Technolo-
gies is the lack of land line tele-
phones, which GT&T is in the
process of remedying.
In the meantime Omesh
Haricharan can be contacted
at 618 7791, and Gerhard
Ramsaroop at 640 4627, or e-
m a i 1

Teinder- s are invited for the P'urchase of the fo~llowing unserviceab le

One~ Nissan Pickup
O>ne Mercede~s Lorry ~
O~ne Mazdu C'ar
One Master Pa~ver Road Rocller
O.ne P'eupeot Wagon
Onec Sam-urai Suzuki Jeep
()ne Samiurai Suizuki Jeep-Body

No. PFt;F 7001
No. G;BB 829)0
No. PCC 62734
No. 16089
No. PCC'( .568
No. PFF 2061
No. PDD)1: 570)1


Tech nolog ies

make IT easy for

West Demerara

SUNDAY CHRONICLE Ayggst~pa, 2007 VS,


I The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites interested;
I parties to tender for the purchase of Dairy Herd. I

1 0 Osing Date for Tenders will be Thursday, Septembers
1 06, 2007. I

I PleaSe contact Purchasing Manager-General to I
I purchase and uplift Tender Package at: I
SMaterials Management Department I
Ogle Estate I
SOgle, East Coast Demerara. I
STelephone: 592-222-2910, 3161 or 3162 1
Email: mmd@guysuco.com
Alternatively, this tender document can be~
Downloaded from GUYSUCO's Website at
I http://www.guysuco.com, kindly click on I
I"lnVitations to Tender".



Ex ist at our Buck hall Operation s for the follow ing positions:

1.SAWMILL SUPERVISOR with at least five (5) years experience in supervising sawmilling operations, excellent
COmmunication skills and must have GFC Timber Grading certificate. One (1) required.

2.ASSISTANT SAW DOCTOR with at least five (5) years experience in saw doctoring. One (1) required.

3.TIMBER GRADERS that are GFC registered and have three (3) years experience in timber grading. Four (4)rqued

4.MOULDER TOOL GRINDER with mechanical qualifications and at least five (5) years experience. One (5) required.

5.ELECTRICIANS that are certified with at least three (3) years experience. Two (2) required.

6.WELDERS with at least years experience. Twenty (20) required.

7.oPERATORS OF LOG-LOADERS, BULLDOZERS AND FORKLIFTS with at least 2 years experience.

8.DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS that are licenced drivers with at least five (5) years experience driving heavy duty trucks
and must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age. Six (6) required.


BO00fitS include:

Medical Scheme for workers and dependants
Accident Policy apart from NIS
Life Insurance Coverage

PleaSe Send applications to the address stated below on or before September 3, 2007.

The Human Resources Manager

Bafa ma Compjany Limited
Land of Canaan

East Bank Demerara

Sex for seniors
BOSTON (Reuters Life!) Sex is important to many se-
niors into their 80s and 90s, and they work to enjoy it
even if illness or other problems get in the way, accord-
ing to a study published on Wednesday.
Many older people have sex regularly, usually as often as
younger people do, said Stacy Tessler Lindau of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, who led the study.
"The frequency of sexual activity does not change a whole
lot across age groups," she said.
Lindau's team found that 73 percent of people aged 57 to
64 reported having sex at least once in the past year, which
put them into the "sexually active" category of the study.
The number fell to 53 percent for men 65to 74 and to 26
percent for those 75 to 85. Women were less likely to be ac-
tive because they were less likely to have a partner.
"We found that about 50 percent of men and a quarter of
the women reported that they masturbate, and this was irre-
spective of whether or not they had a sexual partner," Lindau
(Continued on page X'IV)

I- - - - - - - - - -

apPellant'ss defence of fabriica-
tion wals a~ tissue of lies.
In his sunning up of' thec
evidence to the j.ur'y, trial judg~e
Lennox Perlry, hadt among mother
things told tle ~jur~y, "Tlhe ac-
cusedl is salying that( she madte
up this story because she
wants to get the children away
fr~om himn (the alccusedl ) since he
didl not a~gree for them to go to
her home. It is all1 a question of
fact forl you to decidec. Do you
think that she would ma~ke u~p
this terrible story and come here
and tell you just because of
that?. .
"It is a matter for you'
membercls of' the jurly. She gaLve
youI a somecwhat dtac;iled story.
Did she ma;ke it up?~ ~The ac-
cusedl says thatl she fabricatedl it.
if youI believe' that she dlid so,
then you will have to free the
a~ccused. If youI are. in doubt1, aIs
to whetherCI SheC ma~de it up1 or
not, then you will hlave nlo al-
ternative but1 to free the ac-
"Any doubts you ha\ve in
your mindl with regard to this
matter must be given to the
accused", trial judge P'erry
had said.

(From pageIV)

when Adamls heard that herlolled
off of her and put on his un.
dergarmentn before hiding in the
attic of the house.
A next door neighbour had
also testified that he heard the
woman shouting, Michael you
deh wid me daughter and now
you want to deh wid me too."
He also said that he left and re-
ported the matter to the police
who arrived in time to find the

accused hiding in the atltic.
Justice Kenna~rd nocted that
Adam's def'ence wa~s thatl the
woman's story wasr a farhicl-
tion. He (appellanlt) had con-
tendedi that he andl the womln
had an argumntun because she
wanted the gr~andl-children~ to
spend the holidays with her.
Flowever, Justice of Ap-
pealI Kennarlld obSer'ved that1 the
trial judge ought to ha~ve given
special instructions regarding
w~hat the woman testified the

children sa~id. He added that the
trial ~judge shoulld have warned
the jury to approach the
womann's evidence with caution
aIs she maoy have wanted to em-
bellish her story.
The court fo~undl that a voir
dire ( at trial within a trial) was
not necessary and that the en-
tir'e question was about the crecd-
ibility of the woman,
Justice of A~ppal Kennard t
also notedl that the trial judge
hadl toldl the jury if they had
a~ny dloubts aIs to th~e woma~n's
story they should acquit the ac-
Deemiing the sentence
"mnanifecstly excessive" Justice
Kennar~d observedl that Adamns
was a first offeindcr andl that no
weapon" wa~s used
Justice Chur~aman also said
he agreed with the le~ssr sen-
tence pointing out that the criti-
cismls Icycled at the tria~l judgec's
Sununllin~ uIp were nlot fa~tal to
the conviction. T~he julry. hie
saIid, "no dloubt camle to the re-
alistlic conclusion that the


IThe Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. Invites interested parties;
Ito tenderfor the supply of:-

I 1. Laminated and Polyethylene Films
I 2. Sachet Films and Boxes
I 3.. Shrink Wrap Bags & Plastic Bag Liners I
I 4. Cartons

1 6.Poyr~oapgsene Sacks Sugar Bags .
I 7. Maintenance Electrodes
IClosing Date for Tenders 1ito 6)wili beThursday, September I
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I .

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I elphone: 592-222-2910, 3161 or 3162 I
a Fax: 592-222-3322
IEmail: mmd@guysuco.com

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SUIRAY DIRONIICLE allgust 3, 30,07,

she Dnist Advises

Invitation for Bids

G;RAN T# G;YA-304-G0 1 -H

1. The Republic of Guyana- has received financing from the Global Fund to Fight
HIVIAIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of the proceeds of
this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
supply of Goods and Services.
2. The Government of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for:


Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications form and uplift
bidding documents at the following address from 9:00 h to 15:30 h.

Health~ S~ctlor Development11 Uniti
.4ttenltion:Mr Prakash Sooldeo.r, Pm-cu~~rement Oficcr
Georgetowlrn Public Hosp~ital ~Corpowraionl C'omprlound
East Str-ee
G'eorgetown. Gurana
Te~l. N~o.: (592I ~225-34701, 226,-'4_35, _' 96-62
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Emtail: prakash2 sooA~~~,~:dekiecitegym~

1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a
non refundable fee of G$5, 000 per lot in the name of Health Sector
Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company cheque or
manager's cheque.
2. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope
the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words
'do not open before Tuesday, September 18, 2007'.

3. 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 Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00h on
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the
presence of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at
9:00 h or shortly thereafter, on September 18, 2007.

4. 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).
5. A bid security of one hundred and twenty eight thousand, one hundred and
twenty five Guyana dollars (GS128,125) is required.

tie o idr forn th rruepton oif bids. ant bid eil dbureie on ordbetor nehde

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
EmaIl Iprakash sookdeo~!excite com psookdeoli hi ;



NAMILCO .has provide ~Guyanese c rsi~iei with
quality flour since 1969.~ Your valued au~tFisugg~m have~
been instrumental In the changes in our tjhe~il~ nestove
the last 8 years as we strived to meet your Meedscj with~
new flour mixes and convenient sized pa .~iJiihr

WO- aS~iure you of ,continuing quality and:~rr
th rough out new# pri'cing policy we are conflijf;2';vl' ^ IN
remain lOyaltO #NAMILCO.

Buy NAMILCO and save jobs while contributing
to the economy of Gusyana!

COntaCt us at
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National Milling Company of Guyanla Inc..
Agricola, East Bank Demerara -

than that for indirect pulp calp-
ping. Direcct pulp capping suc-
ceeds about 85 to 90 percent of
the time. whereas indirect cap-
ping: works about 70 percent of
the time. If either procedure
fails, root canal therapy will be
The controversy with pulp
capping is whether the fate of
this to~oth should rest on a pulp
capping, which has a less cer-
tain future than root canal
therapy. Many dentists today

prefer to go ahead with the root
canal therapy and play the' safer
If the pulp capping fails.
you will know it from either an
X-ray exam and/or painful
symptoms which could include
a full-blown abscess.
Any tooth with pulp cap-
ping should be monitored by
your dentist for continued
pulp health by a regular ex-
amination, including periodic
X rays.

DENTAL decay or caries usu-
ally first attacks the tooth
somewhere in the enamel of
the crown.
The caries progresses
deeper with time. As soon as it
reaches the dentin, which is the
layer below the enamel, the car-
ies causes irritation of the den-
tal pulp.
You, as the patient, sense
there is something wrong with
the tooth at .this point because
you may have sensitivity to
cold, hot, sweets, or jus breath-
ing in air. T~he sensitivity may
be spontaneous (having no ap-
parent cause). tranSient,1 or pro(-

longed. This is a daunger sign.
The source of your pain is
the dental pulp. If the pulp is
inflamned to the point where it
does not recover or the pulp
tissue is dead, the pulp may
have to be removed through root
canal therapy or endodontic
treatment. But if the inflamma-
tion has not progressed this far.
then the dentist may be able to
preserve the pulp through pulp
Capping. Essentially, this proce-
dure involves cleaning out the
decay and then placing a protec-
tive base over the exposed areca.
There are twoc types of
puLlp capping dlirect aInd indli-

rect. In indirect pulp-capping,
the dlecay is re~movedl down to
the softened dentin. Thant is the
extent of the cavityl preparation.
A base made from various
compounds and cements is
placed over this remaining soft-
ened dentin. Bases not only
protect the pulp from discom-
fort produced by thermal
changes but also protect the
tooth fr~om irritationi of the re-
storative materials. The theory)
is that the softened dentin is not
inf~ctedl andi will r~emineralize
(hardeln) ulnder- the base.
In dlirct pulp capinPig,
however, the decntist cleans outr

all the decay and soft dentin,
thuls exposing the pulp:Another
type of' base is placed over the
Pulpal exposure site. Under this
technique, the dentist does not
leave softened dentin under your
final restoration. The base is sup-
posed to create a mineralized
bridge over the exposure site and
thus 'heal over' the area.
The success rate for direct
pulp capping seems to be higher



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Cinema fanS

Applications are invited f~or Retired Teachers to apply for re-employment within~ the School

Criteria for r eplome

Teacher must make written applications to the Regional Education O)fficer in the
respective Regional requesting re-employme~nt and stating C:ATEG;ORY/Special ity.
A certificate of fthness from a registered medical practitioner, preferably one who
has trecatedl the applicant fo~r t-he last 1-3 years, must be attachedl to application
showing: fitness f~or further employment. .
Teachers would be considered under the followmlg c~apegor~ies and specialties:

a) Nursery and Primary levels.
b) Secondary teachers will be considered for retentionl by teachinS
specialties. such as Math, Sciences, Eng~lish A2. English, Geography,
Spanish, Industrial Arts. etc.

Conditions of re-employmernt
*Re-e~mployemt of retired teachers would be on a month to month ba~sis.
Rehired Teachers would en~joy the same benefits (cxcepl Whiticy council leave) Is
permnentn teachers.
Rehired techellrs may be reqluiresd to work during the holidays onl special and
remedccial pr-ograms.
PaIYmenlt of` emouluments for: rehiredl retired teacher wouldl. be don,~e under tle
exlising condiitions.


Closing da~te A2ugust 31, 2007


1. The Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank towards
the Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS. It is intended that part of the proceeds of
this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Government of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for:


Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and
uplift bidding documents at the following address from 9:00 h to 15:30 h. from
Augurst 27, 2007.

Hearlthr Scto~r Developmecnt Unrit
.rattenionr: Mr: Pickrahsh Sondden, Procrremnr~t Officer
Ge~orgetown~r Pubhlic Hospital Corproraution, Com~poundt
East Str~eet
Georgetownr, Guya~na
Tel. NVo.: (592) 225-3-170, 226-2-125C. 2276-6i22
Fax: (592) 225-6559Y
Emalcil: 4Snrgy~cno~~desirfigtC~gy

3. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a
non refundable fee of GS5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development
U~nit. The method of payment will be by company cheque.

4. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope
"the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words
'do not open before Tuesday, September 25, 2007."

5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Adm~inistration situated at the Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday, September 25. 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the
Presence of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at 9:00
hours or shortly thereafter, on September 25, 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. A bid security of three hundred and thirty seven thousand, seven hundred and
eighty nine Guyana (G$337,789) dollars is required.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the
time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
E-mail: psookd~eo@hivgov~gy



CaluiaCrdinl lef)a h o esa l youg woan~ inLcioVsonsfakfmiydaa'adr"(95n

Marclloi Masroinannief as the h sensivejuralis eonj oyaing hisfand wisorin Fii's fa amastedrpiec "La Doleia" (Thean
Sweet usfe>

space around rows of empty
seats in declension, its towering
ceiling and enormous white
screen left wholly or partly ex-
posed behind a satin blue-grey
curtain, they would begin to
speak in reverence of classic
Stars like Ronald Colman, Rob-
crt Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck,
Greer Garson, etc, they had
seen in classic black and white
films like "Random Harvest",
"Waterloo Bridge", "Stella Dal-
las", "Mrs Miniver", as they
swept the slanting aisles and
between seats, bending to pick
up quarters, even bills of cur-
rency, earrings, unsmoked ciga-
rettes, kerchiefs etc. among nut
shells, confectionary wrappers,
hard channa, soft drink corks
and rolling bottles stopped by
the base of chairs.

to t n lobh of Hoous aereun
cleaning up Balcony, then go
down to the ground floor, at-
tacking the washroom with dis
infectant and naphthalene balls
before drenching the marquee
with buckets of diluted disinfec-
tant then sweeping it spotlessly
By 10 a.m. Raymond,
Plaza's chief usher arrives.
\ Raymond is a no-nonsense film
professional, a short squat fam-
ily man, completely different
from the cavalier playboy style
of his cousin Faz and the young
members of the Plaza Side.

Raymond immediately
opens the huge ledger with all
the listing of films from the vari-
ous film companies available lo-

cally. He is interested in the
films Plaza is contracted to
mostly represent, i.e. Columbia
Pictures, J. Arthur Rank, Uni

versallInternational. and numer-
ous non-Anglo European Film .
(Continued on page

By Terence Roberts -

Across the risen city, from as
early as 8 a~m., all the cin-
emas started to come alive.
From 1 p.m. until midnight,
their screens, except for small
breaks between programs, were
filled with the life of the entire
human world we live in, past,
present and future. Not just the
Plaza Side, but thousands of
film fans awoke each day, ex-
cited, (despite their inevitable
troubles), by the film doubles,
they would see (even if they had
no idea what they would see as
yet) later that day.
The entire cinema culture
was like a main artery attached
to the healthy heartbeat of
Georgetown, a heartbeat that
slhouldwthaltdmain artery sh
city in a state of chronic heart
failure, brought on by a drastic
reduction in the daily mysteri-
ous and imaginative fresh air
which the city's nine cinemas
contributed to the pleasure of
city life, via an approximate 144
different films everyone was ex-
posed to each week in the
So by 9 a.m. each day the
workers at Plaza would arrive;
aging men, unshaven, haggard
and reeking of last night's high-
wine or XM rum, the cost of
which was bummed repeatedly

under awnings outside some
rum shop/Brothel, on Regent or
Lombard, or Water Streets, in-
side which they huddled around
a table watching the liquor on
the rocks in their glasses evapo-
rate like the life savings they
may have once had, all the while
raising their voices to over-
power each other while arguing
about their favourite cricketers,
the empty promises of certain
politicians, and sophistry of
Dressed in stained trousers,
and faded striped Bosa Nova
shirts, or unraveling Banlon Jer-
seys, busted Italian loafers with
ground down heels and holes in
their soles, which Faz or Poli
had given them.
They were greeted by Lace,

to euedn strroo mw re bheie
brooms and disinfectants were
kept, teasingly accused them of
'drinking out' their weekly sal-
ary or "picking fare", to which
they would retort with a ham-
per of expletives and boomerang
responses that that was what
Lace did, actually mentioning
certain notorious women whose
names were common among
men who had gone to seed
courting their favours, all the
while dragging themselves up-
stairs to House where, as
though suddenly under the hal-
lowed spell of Plaza's huge

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SsiUNDAY 'ClfROMCLE August 26, 2007


co-orD"rlt K3,2^"^i O :~A.

The Mvinsitry of Hlome Atthtirs inv.ites sealed Bidis fr~om eligible anld qulalified H~iddcer- s
for the undermentioned w\orks:

Guvana Police Force
a. Rehabilitation of Western Barracks. Eve; Leary
b. Rehabilitation of Administration Buildiing. Brickdan
c. Rehabilitation ofCommander's Livymg Quar-ters, Covl~e & John E.C:.D
Guvana Fire Sevice
a. Construction of Officers' Quarters. Lmnden Fire Station
b. Construction of Oflicers' Livmng Quarters ( Building 'A') Timchr-i Fire Station
c. Construction to Officers' Living Quarters (Building 'B') Timchr~i Fire Station

Bidding will be conducted through the National C~ompetitive: Bidding (NC:B) Proce~durcs,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders subjects to provisions of
Section Ill (eligible counties) of this document.

Interested eligible Bidders mayvobtain information from the Permanent Secre~tary~. M inistry
of Home Aff~airs and inspect the Bidding Documecnt at the Ministry. 6i Brickdam. Stabroc~k.
Georgetown. from Monday to Fridayi between O8:30h und 1 5:301.

A complete set of Biddi'ng Documents in English may be pur-chasedf on the submission of a
written applic-ation to the Permanent Secrctary. Ministry of Hfomet Affairs, 6 Brickdfam,
Stabrock. G~eorgetown and upon payment of' a non-reflmdable fee of five thlousand
($5.000.00) dollars. The method of payments will be cash or manager's cleqlue.

Bids must be submitted with the following
a. A valid Compliance C'ertificate from the C~ommissioner-Gienerl? of Gu~yana
Revenue Authority (GiRA).
b. 1 valid C'o plianlce Certificate from the G~eneral Manager, Nationarl Insurance

Additional re~quir~mentsi~dctails are provided in the Bidding Document

Tenders mulst be enclosed ini scaled envelopes bearing no identity; of the Tecndererr on the
outside. The envelope shoulld be clearly marked in the upper left-hand cornerl "Tender
for (Name of Projiect) Minisrtry of Hiome A Iffairs." Bidders ~who are applying forl mor~e
than one project must placeL eacih bid mna separate envelope.

Bids must be delivered to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and 7Tender A\dministration Boar-d
Mimistry of Finance,
Main and C'rquhart Streets,

and deposited in the Tender B~ox at the abov\e alddress not later thaln 09:00( hi on TIuesday
4'' September. 200~7. E~lectroic Bidfding wnill not he pe~rmitte~d. Late Bids will be

Bids will be opened at 09:00U h Tuesdayi 4" September-, in the Boa~rdr~ooml of the National
P'roculremlent and ~Tender Adfn,;nitration H~oard. andr in the precsence of the B~iddersl or
their represe~ntativ-es who choose to attendi the opening in per~son.

Trhe Ministry of Finance rescries the right to reject any~ or alZ Hids~ witiouit assigning

Permanent Se~cretary
Ministry of Home Affairs

Gaping hole

found in universe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) A giant hole in the Universe
is devoid of galaxies, stars and even lacks dark matter, as-
tronomers said on Thursday.
T~he team at the University of Minnesota said the void is nearly
a billion light-years across and they have no idea why it is there.
"Not only has no one ever found a void this big, but we
never even expected to fmnd one this size," said astronomy pro-
fessor Lawrence Rudnick.
Writing in the Astrophysical Journal, Rudnick and colleagues
Shea Brown and Liliya Williams said they were examining a
cold spot using the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe
satellite, and found the giant hole.
"We already knew there was something different about this
spot in the sky," Rudnick said. The region stood out as being
colder in a survey of the Cosmic Microwave Background -
the faint radio buzz left over from the Big Bang that gave birth
to the Universe.
"What we've found is not normal, based on either observa-
tionail studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evo-
lution of the Universe," Williams said in a statement.
The astronomers said the region even appeared to lack dark
matter, which cannot be seen directly but is usually'detected
by measuring gravitational forces.
The void is in a region of sky in the constellation
Eridanus, southwest of Orion.




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belts that match our drainpipes
the other left hanging out. We
walk around under the marquee
slowly as if dragging our right
feet then suddenly doing a
quick hop..
When some of our buddies
who hangout at Globe arrive,
they find a hidden corner inside
the cinema compound, stoop
down immaculately dressed,
with ten cent pieces and quar-
ters mn their ears, and begin to
nick dice, snapping their fingers
after each roll, like this they will
pay their own fares for the
1p.m show in the Stalls.
When we hear the first roar
of' the windows being slammed
shut upstairs by Lace, Poli,
Blackjack and I run up to

We sit at the back of House
and watch the screen come
alive, first with the brilliant
tropical technicolor of "The
Purple Plain" which it turns out
is about an interracial love affair
between a British Pilot and a
Burmese girl during World War
11 in Burma, then "Return to
Paradise" which takes place in
the South Sea Islands with
Gary Cooper in love with a na-
tive girl whose people and cul-
ture are targeted by aggressive
American Christian Missionar-
We sit through both films
totally absorbed, enjoying the
surprise of what is new, even
though it is far from the lat-
est movies made.

(From page nine)

Meanwhile, over at the ma-
jor film depot at the corner of
Thomas and Church Streets-
Raymond s call about posters
for the double scheduled for
today' st p.m, "The Purple
Plain" and "Return to Paradise"
wdll be just another call among
hundreds that keep the phones
ringing on the desks of local
girls chewing gum, and glamor-
ously dressed in the fashions
and hair styles of Stars like

Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loran,
Dorothy Dandridge, Ava
Gardner. Audrey Hepburn,
Claudia Cardinale; their type-
writers racing each other, while
their voices gossiped excitedly
about the posters and lobby
photos of new films arriving
with interesting new nmle stars
like Troy Donahuc, Warren
Beatty. Marcello Mastroianni,
'Ge~ore Epard. Allain Delon. etc,
while behind them bright highly
creative posters in all sizes
filled the walls, so that those
passing by on Church Street

could see right into all the of-
fices and the incredible display
of colourful dynamic posters
that later will become collectors
items worth hundreds and thol-
sands of dollars, making modern
homes and offices around the
world a pleasure to visit.
When Raymnond's call fi-
nally gets through and he finds
out there are no posters avail-
able for "The Purple Plain" and
"Return to Parradisc", he calls
Lace and tenls himl to write u
the blackboard P~laza keeps fo
filmls which will have to be ad

vertised without posters or
lobby photos.
But Raymond knows who
star's in these two 19)50s films
which he has seen before and de-
liberately chose because of' their
themes. By 1 I:30) a.m. to 12 p.m1.
when the non-staff members of
the Plaza Side begin to arrive
Poli, Lio, Black Jack and myself'
we are greeted by the old black-
board which we are already f~-
mniliar with, but the two films
"The Purple Plain" with Gregory
Peck, and "Return to Paradise"
with Gary Cooper, written up in
chalk none of us has seen before
and have no idea what they are
about since there are no posters
or photo and Rlymn d wst Ia
information on themn.

port'fhits t< drion s perec.=
keep's the local cinemal industry

local cinema~s only survive andl
nlake a good profit because they
show films dtlling back deccadcs,
at least al dozen of them a week,
which educates and thrills the
local cinema-going public.
So we sit outside on the
first motorcycles that begin to
park, or lounge between the v-
shaped posts holding up the
marquee. We're dressed casu-
ally for this time of day, our
hair left to grow and brushed
forward at the top like a bust
of Plato (or, was it the Plato Sal
Mmneo plays in "Rebel without
a Cause?") a style Poli intro-
duced, whereas Blackjack, the
most Af'rican of tsall,twears a

f ath rat (h mide, ada t' a
wear black ankle-high Dunlop
canvas boots with bright green
rubber soles, our trousers-

t lu dy,su ,s irts oit of
green Nylon or pinstriped

SEPTEMBER 23, 200(7.

Gf's glamorous cinema ...


Soe hie bas beingobuilt an r arad oin the Gomes yard. Across the river to the

Government of Guyana/Inter-American

Development Bank

Georgetown Solid Waste M~anagement Programme
Loan #: GY 0055 "
Miityof Local Government & Regional Development

Re-advertisement for Project Accountant


Government of Guyana/Ministr~y of Health
The Global Fund To Fight AIDS; Turberculosis and Malaria

1. Programme Coordinator (TB Project)-

Minimuml job reqluirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) fromn the University of G~uyana or
other reputable university along with

A Masters or postgraduate Diploma in Public Headth, community medicine

Three years experience (post MLBBS) in the area of ge~neral medicine at
nlational/regional or district hospital. -~ .

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

Detailed Terms of Reference for these positions could be obtained from and
applications addressed to:

Health' Sector Development Unit
GeorgetownFublie Hospital Compound
East Street, G~eorgetown
Telephone:226-6222, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559

Deadline foraubmission of' applications is Friday, Augulst 31, 200)7. Only- short-listed

The Giovernment of Cuyana (GJOG) has identified solid waste collection and disposal
as a priority project. The GrOG has consequently secur-ed a loan fr-om the Inter-
A merican Development bank ( lDBt) towards the cost of construction and operation of
a solid waste landfill at H-aags Bosch. for use by the city of Georgetown andc 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 Gecorgetown andi in the participating Neighbourhood Dem~cratic

GJOG will be applying part of the loan proceeds towards payment under contract for
suitably qualified persons to work in the Project Exuecuting Unrit (PEU) who will be
employed by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and
assigned to the Mumicipal Solid Waste Managemnent Decpartmen~t (MSWMDT).

Applications are inv cited fr-om su itab ly qluali tled per-son s for the post of:


The Projecct Accountant (PA) will Support the Project Manager (PM) in monitoring
the finances of the programme aiid c~otitio1 all thianciallaccountting activities of the
PEU. Thle PA will prepare financial and other reports and will also have responsibility
for the loan account. The PA will also work with the Procject Manager on development
of the annual Budget and preparation oif audit statements for state audtitor~s. Ensure
that transparent accounting procedures and practices are observed

Qualification and Experience
Prospective candidates should have a minimum of thle following qualifications: A
Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in accounting orl financial mnanagement fr-om a
recognized university, plus over five (5) years experience specific to
accounting/procurement in a senior finance position. Prospective candidates should
be computer- literate. Working knowledge of IDB ftmnded projects will be an asset.


Salaries will be commensur-ate with qualification and experience of the sisecessful
candidate. Interested candidates can request the Tlerms of Rcfer~ence fr-om the office of
-the Permanent Secr~etary. Application including Curriculum Vitae and the names of
two referees should be submitted to the:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry difLocal Government and Regional Development
DeWinkle Buildmig, Fort Street

Closing date for application is August 27, 2007.

Only those applications which meet the minimum requirements will be

- Neilson Gomes reflects on changing times

By Norman Faria
IN the workshop on the bot-
tom flat of his stately two.
sored wooqq ..s on.. ""

hs ima uaely om nt ii
1968 Chrysler 35
H.P.outboard engine yet an-
other wipe down.
Beside it, an equally seldom
heard about 50 H.P. Force en-
gine, of 1960s vintage, stands
ready to purr into life at the
touch of a button.
Outside, moored to his
small jetty facing the "capital"
of Pomeroon, Charity, on the
other side of the river, is his 30-
year-old lovingly cared
for aluminum speedboat
"Pearly Mist". It is powered,
the retiree points out proudly,
by a 20 H.P. Chrysler.
hobb nse is nowm rs gmgaen
repairing classic and old out-
boards. But he was once a boat
builder in an area renowned for
building sturdy wooden craft
that carried cargo and passengers
throughout the Eastern Carib-
bean and even further afield. .
He started in the 1970s.
But there were several skilled
shipwrights in the area long be-

fore that. As he related, one was
Joe Stoll whose yard built large
two mast schooners in the
1940s tol960s like the "Timo-
'"thy" rnd tahes"Amna Man m .
Othttyr cal li d ere n o

April and Fiedtkou families at
Supenaam still operate major
These schooners, like those
built in the Grenadines were ba-
sically modeled on working fish-
ing schooners of the north east-
ern United States and Canada.
The two mast vessels plied be-
tween Barbados, then British
Guiana and the Eastern Carib-
bean islands, carrying rice,
fruits and vegetables, Wallaba
poles and other cargo. Some of
the larger schooners also carried
passengers, Gomes related.
By the time Gomes got
raitite had taten teowne
out of the sails of the "schoo-
ner trade".
Steel hulled freighters were
bought in Europe. They could
carry more cargo faster and on
a dependable schedule. The use
of large ocean going wooden
freighters in the islands has been
on steady decline since then,
The majority of boats from '

the Gomes family
business have been .for
Guyanese. A helpful, consider-
ate man, Gomes built mainly
same cr aft n thl 0 -fet ranye

ing a fstisg otrh ola ras h
built was 44-fect.
Typical of all Pomeroon
boat builders, he used brown and
yellow Silverballi wood for
planking fastened to Mora and
other type of wood frames with
galvanized iron nails .The harder
Ggreenheart was used for keels.
At the time, builders could eas-
ily get 60-feet planks. TIhis was
Aside from the fact that
Silverballi is virtually free of
knots and works beautifully
with saws and planes, the long
planks would run the whole
length of the hull. This would
maktehfor a strongeroboat. Sme
for example, by April and his
sons, used more greenheart now
for the planking.
Gomes, as with mostpother
boatbuilders in the area, ever
referred to blueprints,
unless brought to them by a cli-
ent who wanted specific fea

(Continued on page XIV)

Boat Building

n the

X~l SUNDAY Chror

- Unique events for Guyana Folk Festival in New York

Tots & Teens in Focus



:0es H n an wome n
the word their own space It
present and discuss thei
works within our commu
Slated to attend, either ai
present their works or introduce
the writers are Cyril Brownei
Godfrey Chinl, Godtrey Wra)
Yvonne McCallum-Peters, Ci
cely Rodway, Lloyd Andl-ies
Oronde Giddings, Obive
Flinckson, Claud Leandrc
Shakur Manr-aj. Pete

THE Guyana Folk Festival
this year has taken on the
unique theme "Oils", mean-
ing Origins, Identity and In-
Don't miss the 'Guyana
Folk Festival.
The organizers have
promised five glorious days
of real down to earth
Guyanese folklore, arts, spi-
ence, music, literature, food

and so much more from Au-
gust 29-September 2nd.
The events start with an
awards presentation to exem-
plary Guyanese. These are Dr.
Ivan Van Sertima (Lifetime
Achievement Award), Dr.' E.R.
Braithwaite (Exemplary Award),
Menes De~roit, Vibert "Cookie"
Bernard, Pauline McKenzie
Thomas, Brindley H. Benn, Cy
Grant, Eusi Kwayana, Petamlber

Persaud, Tots & Teens in Fo-
cus, Mighty Rebel-Geoffrey
Phillips, and The Paul Brothens.
Literary Hang
The events continue on
August 31 with a "Literary
Hang" an off shoot of the
annual symposium. This will
take place at the Caribbean
Literatry and Cultural Center,
Flatbush Library-

Each year since 2003, writ-
ers of many voices from all.
over the world gather for the
symposium. However, be-
cause of limitations of space
and time, writers have not
been able to meet together ex-
clusively. There have been
many conversations about
writing at the symposia, the
most noteworthy being 2004
when, in a room overflowing

with an appreciative and il-
teracting audience at Columb-
biaa University. it became
clear that Guyanese have
been busy recording their
memories and creating an ex-
citing new thrust in word.
Wordsworth McAndrew
refused to move and Ken
Corsbie told the surprised
audience that nearly four
hours had gone by. The Lit-







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Mr. Keith Burrlvc~ses, former Financial-Administrato~r of BC'CP
facilitated, through a CIDA grant, funding! that conrcrtized an
RP1A dreamn that of accessing to farmers top quality seed paddy
at competitive prices. The Organisation is also working toward'
estabishing filel depots and importing fertilizer in an attempt to
reduce and stabilize, as much as possible within the constraints of
world market prices and other factors, the price of inputs in
aIgriculture production. j

Our objective is to make Guyanla, together with Siriname, the
rice basket ofibe Caribbean, but this objective is being derailed
because govemnment-subsidized US rice has cornered a gigantic
share of the Caribbean~ mar~ket. which should be aiprot~cted
niarket. This has prompted President Jagdeo, in his capacity as
Chairman of the Agricu~ltural Sub-committee of C~aribbean Heads
of Government, to call on CARICOM. durring the 28Y Head~s-of-
Giovemment Stimmit held in Barbados mn July, not to treat
agriculture as a step-child.
Cont'd on page 4

11 8 8 ?81100

real-n-Hutip West Coast DemBPHPHa DD
lhurSday, 30duqust, 2007 from 10:00am *

ii ~ OqrmmB O f0 UMBS
i. Prayers: Muslim, Christian. Hindu

2. A fireks by Oxfam Representative

e.Gneral secretary' sema ks 3

4. Address by Minister of Agriculture
Hun. Robert Perseud. MBA.

5. MP Keynote speaker:
His Excellency President Bhurrat Jagdeo

B. Vdote of Thanks:
RPA President Mr. Leektha Rambrich

Mastgr at Cgramonies:
RPA 9106 fh nt Brental Maynard

Lilve COVerage on VOG
Dela ed broadcast on NCN Channel 11



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other .uch1 orgainvuioain s ndd

successfully guided this
Orgahisat'ion toward
sustujnable land successful
pro~jc~t deveclopllent and

We have never' brought
onboard experts to service our
areas of need but have instead
trained oulr own statf members
- m the areas of scientific
change analyses, preparation
of project proposals, even in
administration. Given the
base froml which they started.
their progress has been

The Gil ana Ri~ce P'roduce~rs Association, also known as the RPA,
will ce llbrate rts 61st anniversary on 14th Septem~bei 2007, having
comec irjo being with the Giuyana Rice Producers Ass~ociation Act
No. 7 o1946..

I joined the Rice Producers Association in 1989. That was a
period whe~n the Organisation was being starved of fundlrs and
official support. so its capabilities to reach o~ut to the far-iflung
f'arminS communitiess were cor'responldingly diminished. There
werec on v three members of staff 'and extremely minimal capacity
in terms 'pf equipmentl and transportation. This, however, didi not *
inhibit t!!e passionate, almost legendary, commitment of the
Orgranisation to deliver on its manldate, which is very broad but
which, in es ence, is ruIf'to a ct, p,rnomot and dance')I' te intereYsts

Even with 5tesource limitations that Crippled the Organisation's
functional capacity the field officers and then General Se~cretary.
Mr. Pariag Sukhai, worked tirelessly in what sometimes seemed
like a vain effort to restore the industry to some semblance ot'
viability because. indefatig~ably as we worked, comnparedl to th~e:
prevailing demands of the industry our efforts seemed like a i
bucket of water in a parechd desert, especially within the conicNt
of an unfriendly admninistrative environment. Rice production I
had dropped from over 3501,000 tonnes in the early '60s to 93,4b44
tonnes in 1990 - to the extent where rice had to be imported from
italy to saitisfy local consumption mn 1989. The RPA recognized its
great need for expanded capacity because fatnners were
abandoning the industry mn droves and the Organisation re~aliz~d
the massive scale of the interventions that were required to
encourage fanners to return to the tields and restore the industry
to some degree of sustainability.

RPA got a breakthrough mn 199)1 when Programme D~irector of
CIDA. Mr. Vic N~emdlhari, who hadl childhood links to rice :
farming. and who was greatly distressed at the downturn th i
industry had taken, decided to work with the RZPA in an chortjto
empower the Organization so that it could more ably fulfil it
mandate to the industry. The capacity of RPA's exutension service
was tremendously boosted with the grant of four motorcycle
from CIDA as a result of Vic Nemdharli's initiative. This gave tie
RPA impetus to be more pro-active in the industry.

In 2000 the Giuyana Rice Produce~rs association (GRPAZ)
emlbarkedl on a seed paddy production pro rlammc:to heclp meet thle
shortfill that was facing, and which continues to flce, the rice:
industry of Guyana. At that time onlly abolth 15%/ 8f the seed needs:
was being met. Seed production was centralized al the GiRDB's
Rice Research Station in Region t .5. As a result of the inadequ~ate
amourit of seed that was available to rice farmers, ;some of them
had to fesow seeds from their previous crop which;, iln most cases.
were of poor quality. This resulted in poor yield and quality and.
3onsequently, reduced income.

When the GRPA's seed programnme was conceptu~ilized, the
Association had to overcomeo many challenges in convincing
international dopor agencies that the progIrralmme will work. The
Association had to demnonstrate that it has the capacity to
implement ani inanage such a programme. Mlark ~funding
agencies considered the programme as'too risky'lfor a Non-
Guvernmental' Organization to implement, except the C'anadian
In~ter-national Developmnent Agrency (CID)A)-fimnded B3CCP`
Project. and Oxfam International. These funding agencies
provided the financial and technical support for the
implemnc;Itation~ of the programmne. With their support the GRPA,
was able to put together a realistic proposal. As a result, 70 rice
farm~er~swere initially trained and co~ntrcted to cultivate a total of`
300 acres of seed in the five rice-growing regions of Guyana. As
such,, seed paddy production" was decentralizecd in Giuyana.

From the time of its imlplemenltation in 2000 to present. the
GRPA's seed programme has expanded signnificantly. The G;RPA
was able to successfully market thlis programme to other
international donor agencies, such as the International Fund for
Agricultural Development (lFAD). The Caribbean D~evelopment
Bank (C`DB), The Department fo~r International Development
(DFID) and, recently, the European Union (EU>. As a direct result
of the additional support received over the past seven years, the
area under cuhtivation currently stands at 2,500) acres, with 283
farmers under contract. Conltracted fanners are assisted by a
revolving fund from which they receive loans through the RPA. In
addition to this, the GRPA now has/three seed-processing facilities
in Regions #C2 and # 3, which are edguipped with state-of-the-art
equipment. All seeds produced are certified by the Giuyana Rice
Development Board before it is sold to farmers.

With the implementation of this programmle, about 50% of the
seed needs of the: rice industry is now being met. ApproximatelyS
5000 thrmers nlow have access to adequate amounts of high-
quality seed paddy at an affordable' cost.

The sale of seed paddy continues to; be one of the top revenue-
generation activity of the GRPA As the Associations' technology
isug de and cpactyncre d sed piadd I odu nionan
acce sinegtodfamters hig-gl d ste pad at ompttv a ,i 1

close collaboration with the GRDBH, the Ministry of Agriculture
anld international timdcing agencies to further expand its seed
paddy production programnme. The Ass~ociation's longterm goal is
to establish at least one seed-processing facility in every rice
growing region of Guyatna, and to sulpply 100%, of the seed needs
of farmers. This. however, canl only be achieved with
collaboration from all players in the industry, especially famecrs.

GiRPA's seed programme has proven its worth and contribution to
the livelihood of farmers over the past 7 years. Its sustainability
has been demonstrated from ai number of dit~terent angles. These
include revenue from the programme that is su~flicient to keep it
going at anl incremenltally exp~anding rate. It has attracted the
support of a number of regional anld international donors, anld has
been a model that was replicated more than once as the GRPA
seeks to dcecntr~alize seed patddy production in Giuyanla fo;r the
benefit of all stakehlolders in the rice industry.

Leading the sti-u le
RPA's Gerier
Secretary in picket Line

The consequential dynamism Jn RP~4s representation of, and
service to, Giuyana's ag~riculltural sector drew addlitional support
from Futures Fund. Subsequently OxFam representative to thne.
Caribbeanl Region. Mr. Jonathan Pitt, advised then RPA GiSiMr.
If..Parinr Sukhai, and Asst GIS. Fazal Ali, that the exceptional yvork
that thle RPA was doing in the agricultural sector qualified the
Organisation for assistance from Oxfam. The support from this
admirable agency, which works with the people in genuine
partnership, has taken the RPA'i to greater heights over the years.
'Ohe etblshnent ohis sedpa fa H nyio aswa tesult afe or
The erection of our new headquarters here at Vreed-en-Hoop was
also made possible with the assistance: of' Ox~fam.

T'he liberalization and fi-ee-trade policies inlitiated by the current
1 administration hras re-energised the sector anld the support,
through the Gjuyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), has beeh
intensive, expansivet, and impactful; albeit many of the enabling
synergies had to be strenuously fought for by the RPAZ. Farmers
-gradually returned io the fields because the causes fo~r concern
that had drivenl them away from thle industry were being
addressed, to the extent that over 200 tons of GiuyanalS cargo rice
was being marketed overseas in the mid-1990'sOr, until January of
1997, when the EU incapacitated Gulyana's rice industry with a
crippling blow by the restructuring of its import protocol.

However, Giuyana's rice producers are a dauntless breed and they
have survived and triulnphed over worse dynamics. With the
perennial support of the RPAr they will previlil over even this Ei-
dlriven catastrocphe. They know it is only ai temporary setback'

RPA personnel have not reman~ined static and have been constantly
engaged in relevanlt training progcralmmes in order to bolster their
capacity for upwardf mobility. The~se- training progrrammes were
facilitated by the C'aribbeanl Policy D~evelopment Centre (CPIDC').
Building Community C~apacity P'roject (BC'CP), Oxfam, and




The Ministry of Agriculture joins with all the
other partners engagedl in t~he rice sectorl to
commend the Giuyaila Rice Prodtucers'
Association on the commissioninlg of' its n~w
storag bond, wIhich is an additional
investment to further enhance its basket of
services provided to the sector
Like the RPA, the Giovernment is ftilly
aware: of the needs of the sector and wil I
continue to pursue inlterventions to
complement those already mn place to hning
greater benefits to our famrmrs. millers and
These initiatives include a1 host of foreign
and locally funded programmesL' andi prolects
!n water management recllhailitation,
mnfrastructural improvement, research afnd
development. seed production. institutional

and capacity building, rice credit financing,
Icgislative changes, and so ol.

in the near future. we will be engaging
stakeholders in a national consultation on the
reorganization- of the G~uvana Rice
Development Board to meet the changing
needs andl re~quirements of the sector as we
move further forward in this cra of trade
liberalization anld international competition,

On behalf of the Ministry. ofAgrTicIuIltr I
wish to once again congratulate the Gerneral
Council of the RPA on its newest venture and
to implore thle organization to continue its
long tradition of tremendous work to push for
further benefits for its members, andi the
industry as a whole.

u~, 1collae IRPA' spot

rural fat
through II

L. ~dF '~E~activil

Paddy Facllities t
Provilding Y 5 ,i L
seed paddy foramrs an ii

to many

Benjie -
The official position of Beniie Ramsarran,
who joined the RPA4 in 1C996, is that of Field
Extension Otlicer. However, 3enjie's duties
extend beyond those contained within hris
portfolio to include operating the driver and
cleaner of the seed paddy faciiylcte nte
compound of RPA Head Offcae:sellingi th
fe~rtihizer, seed paddy and chemicals: and all
laboratory work, which includes grading and
weighing seed paddy that the Association buys
for re-sale to farnners under a revolving timd
programme, as well as testing moisture content
of samples brought by independent far~mer~s for
purposes otf gradcing,- one of the m-any services
the RPA provides to f~armers.

Benjie's knowledge of the agricultural industry
is phenomenal, as is that of other RPA
extension officers, but it is his absolute
commitments to the rice mndustry, and the RPA.
that gives hun the impetus to work all hours,
and most holidays and weekends. Benjiie is
usually first to arrive at the RPA otfice, and the
last to leave. oftimes late in the evenings.
Gieneral-Secre~taryi Seeraj acknowledges that
he can pursue his myriad responsibilities safe
mn the knowledge thist Benjie is overseeing the
operational procedures of the RPA with
absolute efficiency and efficacy, and a
dedication that supercedes considerations
relevant to the average employee.
There are manyv persons within the microcosm
ofa nation's developmental thrust whom are
unsung heroes of revolutions that change
systems and policies without resort to violence
or terrorism. The RPA boasts many such
heroes -- past and present.
Ramsahai Ramnlarain, 'Hardat' to his friends
and acquaintances, is an unsung hero of' the
nece iodus-tcryom particular..and~the agricultural
sector in general. Ifardat has served the rice
industry as a volunteer writh the RPA from the
time Dr. Cheddi Jagan became President of the
Organization in 195'7 until today and is the
largest serving employee of the RPA. He
currently carries out duties o~f Field Extension
Officer of Districts 4 and .5. while serving
Executive Body as Asst. Gjeneral-Secre~tary.
Hardat discovered the rice pest thrips and
diseases -all of which have never before been
identified in the New World, saving future
crops mn the process and. as a consequence.
saymng the national exchequer of dollars in
ME: What relevance is the RPA to the farming

Benjie: The RPA advocates at e\ery for-um
.where it has proven necessary fo~r better
Conditions for farmers and th~e implementation
of systems and policies to make the industry
more viable.

Hardat: It goes even thlrther. TIhe
Organization seeks to educate the farmers inl

best practices in order to optimize the quality
and quantity of their product. Currently the
RPA is collaborating with ihe GRD)B in field
school exercises where farmers are caught the
rudiments of agrronomy and more scientific
ways of cultivating their respective acreages in
order to increase their yields and better control
pests and diseases that formerly decimated
their crops.

The field school progr-amme: is propagating the
principles of integrated crop management and
integrated pest management with the eco-
system in mind, with the intention of gradually
minlimizing, and eventually obviating, thle use
of chemicals in rice cultivation and pest and
disease management in effect. farmmng mlla
more environme~ntally-friendly manner. This
is whalt forms the basis fo~r the re-energised
thrust in the pursuit of proper agro-practices.

Benjie: Statistics have proven the field school
progeramnme a tremendous success because
fanrmrs who have participated in the field
school progeramnme have reported signiticant .
increases in yields than was previously

ME: For- a long time moist farmers had
abandoned their fields. to the extent where
Giuyana was forcedl to import rice for local
consumption in 19189. What had caused the
terrible slulmp in the industry, and what
motivated them to return to farnning?
Hiardat: The farmers had abandonecd their
fields because the political dictates of the da\
hadl created condlitlons inimical to the industry
but the market opened up in the early 1990's
There was a greater demand for rice and the
far~mers were encouraged to return to their
fields because of the expanded market share
Previously the tax on agricultural mnachineri
was prohibitive. This, combined wvithather
factors, madec farming not a viable enterprise.
but with the advent of the new Giovernment
these problems were addressed and the rice
industry gradually began expanding. The
acquisition otf agricultural machinery is an
imnperative to eff~ect-ive farming and ther
resto~red ability to access tractors and comnbine--
at affordable prices provided real motivation
for farmers to return to the land.

Benjie: Another factor is that, although the
GNC:B was forced to close operations because
of various negative anomalies, the othLr
financial institutions had become more
flexible toward farmers in tenns of` loan
approvals. This, along with reduced intercsi
rates, waivers, anld re-f-inancing/re-structuring
of loans granted by the banks through the
intec!cession of- President Bharrat Jagdeo as
special concessions to farmers, liar which the
RPA fought vigorously in 200)4/5 taking their~
protest demonstrations and picketing exercise--
to the banks and the Ministry of Agriculture.
were somre of the incentives which added to the
impetus of increased rice cultivation.

far-rers on
cultivation at


RPA's Asst GS. Scientist. and
Extension Officer of Districts 6 & 7
Mr Ramsahal Ramnarain (Hardat)
conducting field school exercise ..
In Crane. Region 3 'ilil

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onr 7icesdayv 1/Augu:Ist. 300(7 t, dlivc'uss ame/liorative mrechanis:m thatl rwouh srustainl the inldurstry's
v~iability until ci~rul\lremnstancsan/r c~ondlitions occasions, a significant ilc~rease in parddyr prices
Atr~ thermetig thre Prusidentr pkldgedl the jidl support of his Govermnment tol the sectw~; andlc his
personal ~o,~nuilment~l to worki c'lose~le withr the sltakeholders in thec indu~stlry inl efforts to cvpand t
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when he was f`or~ced to either concede to the
EU's conditions or lose the grant.
And the farmers' fears mlaterializel.
Accessing loans from the grant became a
Iietnr fi the 1~ncl c o oe lis ato

and create conditions for their continued
survival in the industry. Also the interest rate
ranges from 6 I1% accrued interest at that
which is a farmer's nightmares, and a '
programlme ostensibly designedf to emp7Lower
small-farmners--ius structuredt imlpotverish
them instead.

The small flnners, who form the' backtbone
of Guyana's nece industry, are convinced that
incestuous collusion andi prevailing
nepotism are primelt criteria used in
facilitating loans from the EU- grant. The
GiRPiMU and distributing agent..the GBTIz
Should be hard-pressed to convince thle
famers otherwise because, based on their
various experiences individually and
collectively, only the RPA has been pr~oven
to know and empathize with their needs and
look out fo~r their- interests. andt this seems to
reaa fo-eotal hutin ln thel psycho-

RPA4 General-Secretary, Mr. D. Seeraj
mainltains an open-door policy andt is always
accessible to fann~ers seeking help when ~all
other avenues have been closed to them, with
the absolute certainty that the RP'A would
seek resolution, most often with success.
This solidarity between the sector andi the
RPA should have been factor-ed into the
stuata n fritnhs {ltlifying criteria of the

There was widespread consternation within
the sector when their concerns were so
blatantly disregarded by the EU and their
traditional champion the RPA9. was
sidelined and treated as inconsequential,
especially since the Organization has already
demonstrated its ability to competently
manage a revolving funld, which was granted



by O~xfamn to facilitate competitiveness inl
seed-paddy production, with an almost
hundred-percent success rate of
.implementation and returns. This loan to
seed paddy fan~ners is interest-free and
enables the farmer to meet his/her
operational needs without stress.

This programme, implemented without fuss
anld f~anftare, is the initiative that is
effectively building competitiveness in the
rice sector.

in general the really vulnerable farmers hav;e
given uip attempting to access loans from
this EU! grant because they feel disorienlted
andt marginlalized by the systems set in place
by the facilitating institution, which is
dtef'eating the very purpose of the initiative
for which the' grant was originally awarded.

The sad reality is that the EU gr-ant is
dislocating Giuyana's rice industry- rather
than injecting new life into the sector, as was
the stated intent. In effect, the EU has
impoverish~ed Giuyana's once-vibramt rice
sector and given it a beggar's~status on the
international arena.

My ni~quaintance with the RPA dates
back to collaborative initiatives with
then GS. Mr. Pariag Sukhai, during the
very dark days in this country when the
r-ice sector was being marginalized by
an administration seemingly intetnt on
its; destruct~ionl. At that time the
SOrganisation occupied crampeddingy,
badly-lit office space in the Gimpex
Building andi was only surviving by the
committed and persevering efforts of
men and women w~ho refused to
surrender to the discriminatory
juggernaut that was intent on squeezing
the lifeblood out of the in~dustry.
A bright young star evolved out of
that landscape of struggle. Young
extension officer Dharamnkumar: Seemj
impacted on my consciousness out of
til myd o eros e dw'7riang me
ivas no question I asked that he could
not answer - on every ajIspct of
agriculture; on the wvay the preva~ilinig
political dynamics of the day was
impacting thle national socioeconomic
conditions _thaLdensiAtaint~
providing logistical and analytical data
that defied disgiute. He seemed to know
every square inch of the various pants of
the country we traversed and his wide
knowledge of events current and past,
together with an ability to compute
comprehensive analytic projections
even extended to international affairs.
ite was soft-spoken. unexcitable, but
his knowledgee was boundless and his
simple delivery style reverbrated.
When GS Fazal Alli died I
intuitively knew that he was the logical
coice for appointsmentr th position.

appointment as General Secretary to
the RPA in January of 2000.
Today the RPA has come a long wvay
and has evolved with a dynam~ism
corresponding that of 'its General
Secretary. Indefatigable Seeraj has
taken the Organisation that once only
survived on faith and transformed it

n mticas e dnoutrs within n s ec ~n
that recognizes no parameters, and no
borders. There is no question in
anyone's mind that the faith placed in
this young mnan by the Gmenerl Council
of the RPA has borne the k~irid of fruit
that could very well rewrite the history
of Guyana's agricultural sector. (PPE)

The colonizing mentality of the Euro~pean .
member states still imnpre~gnates thet economic
regimes imposed on the fornner colonies they
once domlinated, ensuring thatt they retain and
sustain their stumnglehold on the throat:ts of
vulnerasble: nations. What worth
independence when the socio-economic
destinies of once-colonized nations are: still
manipulated by the former buccaneers and
pirates of the European world? Thle only
ditference is that they are nlow combined into
a unit protecting each~ others' interests the
EU. which ostensibly aids the fonnler
colonies through grants and loans, but which
displays M~achiavellian intent through the '
draconian conditionlalities and regulations it
imposes on the administrative bodlies of the
nations it purports to help and. mnost often, --
subsequle tl an cosequ lyd defeat the

Most often first-world nations create: the
dynamics that send fragile thirdt-world
economies into a dow~nward spiral, thlen
contemnptuously offer placebos of charity
packages which H-eads-of-State of the
affected nations have to grovel to access. The
banana. sugar, and rice protocols are cases in

In the 1990O's European consumer preference
for Gjuyana's superior cargo rice enlsured this
nation a substantial market share in Europe.
H~owever. although Guyana's rice had
cornered a massive niche in the European
market because G~uyana's role in world
politics is miniscule at best, more powerful
nations prevailed in lobbying f'or sanlction~s to
be imposed on Gluyana's rice exports by the
European Uinion so that their sub-standard
rice could access adequate markets. Politics.
not product, was their negotiating platform.

In the mid-1990s G~uyana was exuportinlg over
90 %D of its cargo rice in excess of` two
hundred thousand tons, to Europe via the
OCT route duty-free arid quota-free. On i'
January 1997 the Europeans bowed to
pressure tim otherlric -produtelm( na ly

inhibited Gjuyana's export potential.. A

CpG n'is ricel eortasntdirugh <.aOC r c e
to 35,000 tons was imposed. forcing G~uyanta's
rice exporters to resort to the ACP route.

Guyana's rice export to Europe was redtuced
from over 200,000 tons to sharing a quota
totalmg--130,000 tons with Suriname -
Giuyana's nece paice dropped from 420USD
per ton to less than 200USD per ton and the
w lion's nece sector drastic ily c ntmeted. The

consequently the national economy was

Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo and his
Surinamese counterpart were mn the forefront
of vigorous lobbying by CARICOM to repeal
or alleviate in some measure the devastating
regime imposedon rice exporters from this
region. The EU's palliative was an offer' to
pinv~ide surpport to delvelo~ the

tuo s iti l n e v 7 E usE a > (pe t to

Guyana: and this was on offer only if the
recipient governments proved that they were
worthy of receiving this charity. Their
placebos were bitter pills to swallow. because
they were fotrcedl down with conditionalities
that enippled the very initiatives they were
ostensibly supporting.

Where was the needl to build competitiveness
os t (uaae~ 0ic idsr tion which
cargo rice to Europe before greed and
opportumism of more powerful nations
prevailed over the superior product it
exported had no prior need to accept handouts
to its nece industry, until the EU forced it to its

The irony is that Gluyana's rice sector hlad

prev~ailed over archtic systems andt internal
forces of anarchy and had become compictely
privastized. e~nergized and revitalized after
many lonlg, difficult ycars of st-ruggle to reach
a production peaki of 36,5,469) tons in 1'999
from a mer~e 93.444 tons in 1990. The
liberalization of the industry had facilitated
steady an~d steep growth patterns-
And the greatest champion of the rice
industry. the Rice Producers Association, was
told that f~anners employedl by the RPA could
not access assistance from, the financing
fdccility component of thle El g~rant.

For- over 60 years the RPA has been in the
fortefront of the struggle to restore and sustain
the liability of Guyan~a's rice industry, even
during times in this nation's history when
advi~ocatting fo~r farmers' rights meant courtmg

RPA to be appointed distributing agency for
the financing facility component of the EU i
At the behecst of the fanners, culrrent Gieneral-
Secre~tary of the R.PA. Mr. D. Sceraj, lobbied
vigorously for thte Organizaltion to be
appoinlted the distributing agent o~f the
financing comlponentt of the EUt. granlt.
responsible for criteria analysis, neecds
assessment. anld disbursement. In response
the EUJ slapped Giuyana's rice farmers inl the
face. They dlecreed that the financial facility
component of the grant be managedi by the
very institution that thle fanners mo~st. fear and l
distrust a bank. This was a non-negotirble
condition. amlorig other unlpalatable
directives with which the G~overmecnt hadl to
comply in order to access the loan. 'The
President negotiated until the last minute,

death, even whenr the Associaltion was only
staffed with volunteers operating from
dila idated offices because it was starved of
tun s.

dt nintr tnhe ta all cndicion od ohe
sector, then a fecasibility study was done to
decide on the projects that needed injection of
fimds. During these surveys and outreach
pro~grammes all the players in thec rice sector
imanimously requested that the RPA manage
the-finaneting-faciity- component of the EU
grant as this is the organization that has a
proven track record of championing and
protecting the rice industry. This was the
Organiz ition that the fitnners trusted
imp icit y to guard their. interests,

By definition~ small rice farmers are
vulnerable, many unsophisticated and unable
to represent themselves ef fectively, and most
of them have been traumatized by prior
excperienlces with lending institutions, some
having lost equipment, property, even life ald
life savings when bad crops or unstable
weather patterns caused losses that made
tem 1 *bleet s 'vice direir I t6 t hh

of their lives which, in many instances, has
deteriorated to mlere subsistence levels.

In 1994/5 RPA protested and carried out
picketing exercises against the" banks and
lobbiedl the Giovernment to help the fanners
,ho werre facing grave economic crises,
resulting in President Bharratr Jagdeo's

I <9quntal ret eturn gof fr ersa loan .
with a write-off of accrued interest.

Most farmers owe their very survival to the
RPA's unceasing championship and the
indefaJtigable efforts of its successive
General-Secretaries, so it is a natural
consequence of this shared history that the
players in the rice industry lobbied for the

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RPA fought vigorously for restructuring of farmers loans in 2004/5. 1Here farmers are seen

we' projeIct to) targetC area;S suICh ;Lt domelstiC and C
child ahuse, mnlagemelnnt of` single-parent
households in efforts to create ther enabling
envijronmentr~ to faJcilitate as nearly Ilnormal child
dlevelopme!lnt as potssible, andt youth
emrpowerment through edlucation and sk~ills-
tralining activities. RiPA recognizes the needl to
!:challenge the youths because they respolld
better this way rather than to dictatorial
regimes of authority*

We have establishled literacy programmes and
are currently in the process of initiating
activities that woulld bring familics closer
together. with the dual intentlonl of tak ing the
youths off thle streets and providiing clean
entertarinment where families canl bond.

It is unrealistic to separate social issues from
economic issues because, more often than not,
the latter is the precipitating factor to the .
former so,. unless the income-geneftion
aspect is optimnized, aItddressing the spinl-off `
social dlynamics woulld be a1 superficial
exercise at best

But !even wivth its hmanted capacities the
(D~rganisation ensures that- procject
i~mplemeptatum~~ is not hirideredl and works mn
partnership with relevant authorities in
programmes, that- endeavour to provide
assistance tailored to the ihldividuail needs and
aretas of deficiencies of the disadlvantaged in
each community, because poverty canl mean
different thirigs to dliflferent peopic.

iWhile an urban household may consider nlot
havirig a television as poverty, a visit to
flooded out arcas in Mlahaica. Maheticony-
Black Bush Polder. and some hinterland areas
will put a realistic definition poverty. WVhile urban dwellers have immediate
aIccess to institutions such-as the Ministry of
Social Services, hospitals, anld puble
entertainment facilities. interventions to rural
areas are oftimes restricted aind mninimized
because ofldhicull accessiibilit and distance.

All of` these organizations have beecn in
existence much longerr than the RPA. We
h~ave also established linkages with other
regional bodies, at their request, because
thery are now geginlning to realize how
vulnerlable thp~y are. in terms of' fotod

Outside of th~e C:aribbean the international
anns of Oxfamrl have always reached out to
us, as well as have other otrganizationls. For
example. last year I made a presentation in
Ireland to a group, of farmers who belong to
anl organization named Comhlamlh, which~ in
Gjaelic means'solidarity'. At that forum
RPA re~preselCithd Latin~ Amerikal and the
Caribbealn. hi~ere were also representatives
from Africa, A is, and Europe. They were
so impressed 1t Guyana's presentation that
they came hiej andi made a documentary on
farming and ci her issues in Giuyana. Oxfamn
SCanada had aliso mradie a.documnentary on
RP'A, which isi being usqd~ by a number of
NG;Os in Canrida. SuibsequeLntly, members
of CiDA and the Caribbean. Africa Self`-
Reliance International (CASRI) told me that
they had seenl it being aired on Canladian
television andi on B3BC World.

Nationally, regionally, anid internaionally.
the R~PA stands tall because we are .
consistently credible and accountable and
we tailor ouj demands in relation to
Government's capacityl to meet those
demands. We also / ontr~ibute with
manpower anti other yesoulrces toward
resolution enatilement. If we take a stand on
an issue it is because we practice what we
preach and v~ied ve~rsar. 'Ifwe agitate for goodi
governance and' people's inlvolveme~nt it is
because we praittice these things. At any
forum when weC make contributions and
articulate our views it is precisely and
concisely from withide the context of the
positions on wl ich the RPA stands, with no
hidden agenda.

Although 2005 was most disastrous for the
nation generally. rice production was least
affected. Region 4, the s~midlest rice growng
area, was mnost affected by ~he flood. We
pulledt o.r hlumlan and other~resources from
across the country and, ip collaboration with
Oxfa~cm and the Canadian Hunger Foundation
(CHF1I), worked tirelessly night and day to
access help to affected communities. We also
procetssedl and accessed to farmers 6,000 bags
of seedi paddy to enable them to re-sow their
ticids. In addition, ?he RPA supeccssfully
lobbied the Ministry of Agriculture to
increase the levels of assistance they were
extending: to farming comumnnuties.

TIhe O~rganisation sustains healthy relations
with the C'ivil Defence Columission and
collaborates with the M~inistry of H~ealth in
Medical outreach programmes. It is a legal
prerequisition that two representatlives from
the Giuvana Rice Producers Association sit on
the D~rainage and Irrigation Authority Boarrtl
on which the RPAI currently holds the Vice- '
chair position and is thus actively engagedd in
the oversight of D & I systems.

'T'he composition of GRDB Board also
requires, by law, three RPA representatives

-One of the issues brought up at a CaFA~N
meeting was late payment to fanners by
hoteliers. I told them that the RPA had
managed to get is piece: of legislation passed
in Parliament. amel-ding the Rice Act, which
says to the eirect that millers must issue
receipts stating the amount they would pay.
when they would pay, and if they reneged
then they were required, by law, to pay, the
supplier 2%/; above commercial lending rates
on the outstanding amotunt. Such a piece of'
legislation does not exist in any othey~
C'ARII`COM countrnl bt it se~ts a nrecedetnt:

~ y p"- '"~ \..~.u i "'' "
for other aggrieved bodies to follow.

The RPA partnership is not himited to other
NGjOs and Civil Society Organisaltions;
(C'SOs), but we also work well with the
Government on developmental programmes;
in. the areas of poverty alleviation and
sustainable agricultural dkvelopmnent.

TIhis Organisartion's demonlstrated history of
accou~ntability and iransparency was the
deciding factor thaif,promnpted Gjovernmncnt
to allocate into an account administered by
the RPA Gi$400 mni lion in1 efforts to mitigate
high productive co,sts thlat were plaguing the
rice sector in 2005~.

The RPA comprises af mily of donors
especially. but priinarily of all those who are
vulnerable to thle pragmatic. dogmatic
forces that could. and often sulcceed inl
threatening the foulndations of their lives.
and the quality of their lives, but we will
prevail and continue to .grow stronger,
because the RPAZ is energized by challenges.
which we see as ilotivationlal factors to
achievemnclt, and the evolutionary process
to growth andi development.


and l have been elected Vice-chainuan of the
GRDB. with which we work in close
partnlershijp in productive engagements with
the rice sector. T~Ihe RPA also has
representational status on the L~andls and
Surveys C'ommission, as well as the l)G and
GW'I Boards.

Fundamentally, part of the objectives of the
BCCP. which correlates with the objectives of
the RPA. is identifying areas of need peculiar
to each community and structuring
prograrmmes to facilitate life and lifestyle
changes projected .to empower targeted
households. Collaborative elFforts between
the two entities hlave so far proven hlighly

We recognize no limitations to our ambitions,
but we are sometimes forced to constrain our
parameters by realistically assessinlg what we
can a~ctually do against what we aspire to dlo.
H-owever. we are gradlually increasing our
capacities to rehch oult to greater numbers of
the marg~inalizedi and the d~emoralized. In
addition to our- currently active proglrammes

Regionally we have haid historical linkages
with the Windward Islandls Fanners
Association (WINFA), and have developctl
relationships with O~xfam Basrbadlos Office, the
Cairibbean Policy Decvelopment Centre
(CPDC), the Eastern Caribbeanl Traiding
Agriculture and Developmnent Organtisation

The Caribbcatn Fanners 'Network (CaFAN~)
evolved from the recognition that other
recgionlal bodies producers groups, for
instance, mnay sulbjugate the interests of the
agricultural sector while endeavouring to
protect vested intterests because of possible
differences in tenns of trade, marketing,
manufacturing; or from other variable

Mr.Frlank Basso~odeo, represented the RPA at
the last C'afAN workshop, where the
contributions of the RPA was laudedt. RPA
currently shares the steeringeommittee with
the Jamaica Agricultural Society, which is over
a hundred years old, th~e Barbados Aigricultural
Society, and the T'rinidlad Agricultural Society.

picketing the banks in an RPA led protest
The RPA is making the same plea to our
President. Please do not treat thle rice industry
as a step-child. It is currently under siege and
needs help, and only your urge~nt mter~vention,
as requested by the RPA,\ can assuage the

Looking at the industry strategically, we want
to take complete control of thre Caribb~an
market, but this is contingent upon the
subsidized rice being remorced to facilitate the
development of our prodtuctiod -capacity
based on fair market prices~ cipt we project to
.cotisequently receive,

The RPA~ has developed^: ~productive
relationships with otherNG!its, to such an
exteixt that we are currently enlgaging in social
enhincenient programmes oluside .oF the
ambit~of rice. -

Additional support from CID;j)ilGO: lFAD,
through the Poor Rural Connininity Support
Service- Project (PRCSSP). has created
avenues whereby RPA couald satiisfy the
Organisation's pre~dilectiont -for eutending
beyond its constitutionall\.- lirected, primary
mandate; and reaching :L, ulne~rable
communities, to the extent of its capacity I<>jo

Through funding from Oxf ndthe.B~l Ic-iCP
the RPA undertook initiatives to einpowLer
women. especially single-patcht' households,
by opening avenues whereby -they could
increase their earnings and thus improve the
quality of their lifestyles, Examples are
poultry production programmens and the
establishment of cottage industries. '.Wte
started the poultry rearers with 100 c~hicks and
today some of them are producing as much as
206i birds per batch. :

In aluni, Morakatiai, and oiber' rural areas we
taught sewing anld cake decoration and these
hav~e evolved into thriving. industries
gankecringe considerable incomesc. These
communities used to source school uniforms
from~ stores in Georgetowit: Today those
communities are supplyiteg ch~ithes~ t those
very stores.

The RPA is a major partner with the Ministry
of Health and the US Ambassador in the
HIV!Aids awareness proigrarmme. Our
extension onfcers in the rice sector have been
trained to interact, at all levels training and
education etc., with commnunitics in their
quest to reduce incidents of HMIV'~ids

Previously Guy~ana's disasters were largely
man-made, but the 200.5 floods changed the
equation. so we have expanded our capacity is
the area of` disaster preparation, management,
and mitigation. Our hands-on approach
acroi~s the nation guarantees :attahlmost 100%
accuracy in information- collation and
dissemnination . with rapid a~ssessment, and
our extension ofrtcers have u ed this efficient,
efiicacious. extensive RPAZ network to crcilte:
database of those vulnerabic to. disasters such
ats floods etc. During the 2005 floods, W~ithin
five minutes RPA4 could hlave identified for
Oxfam Ien of the most vulnerable
communities, in order of priority, statistica~lly
providing amoulnts of' persons an~d acreage

r~~ -f .I r

RPA Press C to~t68 seek n~ail~it ltio from high input cosfs:.RPA's GS
";Seeraj, flanked a his le:left by RPairii~~ ident Leekha Rarmbrich, anid on his
righrt by Vice-Pe~s~~8r g~;iant Bruinll~~~~a

lidle August 26, 2007 my

Letters reveal Mother

Teresa's doubt about faiith

ee's af Calcrt rev als tor teirs tm btya sb e
deeply tormented about her faith said suffered pleriods of
doubt about God.
"Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and
the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not
hear," she wrote the Rev. Michael van-derPeet in September 1979.
Due out on September 4, "MotherL Teresa: Come Be My
Light" is a collection of letters writteri to colleagues and superi-
ors over 66 years. In the United States it will be published by\
Doubleday, an iniprint of Random H-ouse, which is owned by
German media group Bertelsmann.
The ethnic Albanian Romar Catholic nun, who dedicated her
life to poor, sick and dying in India, died in 1997.1ged 8i7.
Mother Teresa had wanted all' herl Ileers dtrloyed~c but the
Vatican ordered they be preserved as potential relics of a saint, a
spokeswoman for Doubleday said.
Mother Tere~sa has beecn bealified but not yet canonized.
Time melazine, which has first serial rights, published ex-
cerpts on its WiCeb site.
"I rpolke as if my' very_ heart 'was in love w~ith God L- ten-
der, personal In~ve,"' she wrote to o~ne adviser. "If you were (there).
\ou wo~uld hjavesaid: 'W~hat hypocrisy
The buook waS compiled and edited by the Rev. Brian
Koiodiejch:4i -t-o:rsnonen of her sainthood and senior mem-
r q~hy n.u-- ~1'es' of ChrI't~v~ocder that-phe fqoungeds .j

"gamneness" the willingness to
carry on fighting even when ex-
hausted and bleeding will be
used in competitive matches.
The others are usually culled.
The fights, staged in a small,
square enclosed pit, can last an
hour or more.
Some breeders cut off their
dogs' ears so that rivals cannot
bite onto them, file their teeth to
niake them sharper and pump
them with steroids, said Dahpna
Nachminovitch, of Peta.
While the dogs keep win-
ning, they can earn their owners
thousands of dollars in gambling
profits and by prodpcing pup-
pies with a "desirable" bloodline.
But pit bulls that lose or
give up in the ring will not nor-
mally live long, either dying
from their injuries or being des-
patched by their owners.
So how do dog fighters jus-
tify the suffering caused to their
Dr Randall Lockwood, a
psychologist and senior vice
president- of the American Soci-
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, says that historically
dog fighters dlid not see the dogs
as sentient, feeling creatures, but
did profess to care for them.
However, he says, there
seems to have been a shift re-
cently towards more brutal and
vengeful treatmlentof the animals
as dog: fighting has been increas-
ingly adopted by gang culture.
"Part of the psychology of
dog fighting is the same as other
f'ormns of animal cruelty a lot
of` it is about power and control,"
he said.
'Add to this the dog fighter's
identification with his animal in

the ring ap1d desire to win
"bragging rig ts"- and the scope
f'or violence is great.
"The dog fighter sees his
dog's victory' as having a direct
reflection ott his strength and
manliness, LWhich I think is one
of the reasons that we see bru-
tal treatment of animals that
don't perform well," Dr
Lockwood shid.
"The failure of the animal is
seen as a personal failure, an em-
barrassment, and something
where you 5eed to prove your
strength and dominance by get-
ting even."
Those convicted of dog
fighting in li~e US face up to five
years in prison and a possible
$250,000 fine.
SBut the.problem for the au-
thorities is cracking down either
the secretive organised networks
or the individuals involved in
street fights.
Law idforcement officials
are cracki g down on dog~fight-~
ing, in payz because of frequent
links to drugs and other
organised crime, said Mr
But tlne entertainment some
find in its brutality and more
importantly the money involved
still make it irresistible to many
"Ifle ibu haveI $100,000 bet
on two~ rand champion dogs
that are A~ghting, someone is go-
ing to w~in big and someone is
going to hose big," Mr Goodwin
"L~ut there is a potential
--for finadcial- gain that's why
there have to be strong pen-
alties there to discourage

bull terriers can make goodet,
according to reputable Geor'gia
breeder Tara Vickers, fighting
dogs having been trained to at-
tack other animals are imnpos-
sible to re-house safely. .
In the UK, the breeding, sale
or exchange of pit bull terriers is
banned under the Dangerou's
Dogs Act 199)1 and people whO
already own pit bulls must keep
them muzzled and on a lead in
No-one knows what moti-.
vated 27-year-old Vick, with his
multi-million dollar American
football contract, to venture into
the murky world of dog fighting.
SBut there is evidence to sug-
gest that its growth nationally is
related to its -adoption as a part
of violent street culture.
John Goodwin, an expert on
animal fighting for the Humane
Society, says one way to track
the prevalence of dog fighting is
to monitor the number of pit
bulls coming into animal rescue
Whereas 15 years ago 2-3%
of the dogs brought in were pit
bulls, the breed now mnakes up
30%~ of the total nationally and
50%~ in some areas, he said. One
shelter in Mississippi reported
taking in 300 pit bulls, of which
60% had scars indicating they
had fought.
"Urban areas are where a lot
of the growth has been and the
shelters get inundated with the
castaways from dog f'ightirig,
Mr Goodwin said. "Dog fight-
ing hals become popular in gang
He cites a study by the Chi-
cago Police Department, which
fo~unal that of 3732 people arrested
over three years for dog fighting
andi animal cruelty, three-fiftlhs
hadtlknlwn ganganffiliations.
Of course, many pit bulls,
palrticular-ly inl the rural South.
dio not malke it into sheclters. Mr

are no longer of` use.
~ife as~ a fighting dog is nei
ther ple:asa~nt nocr long, acco~rding
Ito investigations by uInimnil wel-
flure grouLPS SuIch alS Peo(ple for
the Eithical Tr'leatment of Animals
(Peta) and the Humane Society.
Pit bull puppies brecd by an
orgalnised operation will be
taunted to make them mor~e vi-
cious and kept chained and hun-
They will be forced to run
on treadmills with "bait" animals
such as cats dangled in front of
them the reward usually being
to maul them afterwards and
encouraged to hang by their jaws
from chains to strengthen their
Their strength built up, they
then progress to "test" fights
agivinst older animals.
~Only the young dogs that
display sufficient~aggressiori and

(BBC News) Star quarterback
Michael Vick's guilty plea on
dog fighting charges has
shone a light on a vicious
blood sport that appears to be
thriving in the US.)
Evidence gathered by animal
welfare groups suggests that, de-
spite the fact dog fighting is ille-
gal in all 50 US states, it is both
widespread and growing.
An estimated 40,000 people
in the US are thought to be in-
volved in "professional" dlog
fighting, using some 250,000
These dog fighters train their
pit bull terriers for maximum ag-
gression before putting them in
the ring to fight matches,
publicised by underground net-
Crowds watch and often
place bets as the dogs, their jaws
trained to grip ferociously hard.
seek to tear each other apart for
an hour or more.
As much as $100,000
(50,000) can be staked on a
fight between champion dogs,
according to the Humanne Soci-
ety of the United States.
The dog that wins will live
to fight again. But the loser is
likely either to, dic from blood
loss, shock and injury, or be
killed by its owner as no longer
Meanwhile, tens of thou-
sands more people often galng
members take part in so-called
street fighting, where dogs are
pitted against each other in im-
promptu- bouts inl alleys or
empty buildings.
Court papers in Vick's case
expose some of the brutality in-
volved in a practice that seems
to be concentrated in America's
South and eastern states. The
Amecrican footballer and thr-ee
others, all of whom have agreed
plea dteals, are accused of~ running
an organised dog fighting opera
,>onr rle rltiNewz Kennels
When Vick's property~ in
Virginia was ralided, 54l pit bull
terriers were found, somne with
apparent dog fighting injuries, a~s
well as training equipment like a
treadcmill and a stick used to p~ry
open dogs' ~jaws.
'The men took their prize
dogs across state lines for
matches on which thousands of
dollars were wagered, court
documents say. Vick has denied
betting on the fights but admits
bankrolling them.
Three of the men, including
Vick, also "cxecuted" several
dogs that did not perform well
inl training, by hanging, drown-
ing, electrocution andi slamming
them to the ground.
Animal welfare groups point
out that the 54 dogs found by
the authorities will almost cer-
tainly have to be, put downl too.
Although properly-raised pit

Godfrey Chin will release 'Nostalgias'

Kempadoo, Maurice
Braithwaite and Roslin Khan.
Cyril Dabydeen who presents
the symposium address this
year will be reading from a se-
lection of his award winning
Poets, dramatists, novel-
ists and non fiction writers
such as Rosalind Kilkenny
McLymont and Ken Corsbie
are invited. Books by Frank
Thomasson. Bernard
Heydorn, Paloma Mohamed,
Mike and Trevor Phillips and
others will be on display.
At this event Godfrey
Chin will be premiering his
long awaited docutext,
Nostalgias, presenting
golden memories of Guyana.
On September 1, the
scholars, siuthois ilhi folk an-
thropologists shift their at-
tention to the 'Folk Festival
in keeping with the theme
of the festival, -'Oils"- Ori-
gins. Identity and influence,
this folk/scholastic experience
will reflect on the multiple ex-
pressions of "Oil" in all as-
pects of Guyanese life, reli-
gion, commerce, education,
politics. history and a lot

Come to my Kw~e-Kwe
Kwe-Kwe Master Lio
Britton, from Guyana will lead
the Kwe~kwe team of Rose
October-Edun, Hilton
Hemerding, Akoyah Rudder
and Verna Walcott Come
Show Yuh Sciunce! -
"Come To My Kwe-Kwe
will feature ceremonies and
music from Guyana and Ghana
and a special presentation by
Terry Gajraj "Come To My
Kwe-Kwe" will be at Rising
Star School Auditorium.

Fun Day
The "Folk Festival Family
Fun Day" on September 2nd,
will be the culmination of the
Guyana Folk Festival 2007.
It will feature Guytiniese
cuisine, arts/craft, Maypole,
masquerade, Ghanaian craft,
foods, dancers music and
The Fun Day wilhe on the
grounds ofMyer Levin School
For The Performing Arts,
Ralph Ave. Brooklyn and will
begin with a special children's
program featuring kite mak-
ing workshop, ,flk games.
costume and dancing competi-
tions and exciting prize.

The Paul Brothers.



of US dd

f ig hting

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Sex for ...

(From page Vll)
told reporters inl a telephone briefing.
"Tlhis suggests that, among older adults, there is an internal
drive or needl for sexual fulfillment."
The study. based on surveys of more than 3,000 U.S. adults,
was designed to give some insight in what is normal and what is
possible for senior citizens.
'"The prevalence of sexual activity declines with age,.yet a
substantial number of men and women engage in vaginal inter-
course, oral sex, and masturbation even in the eighth and ninth
decades of life," the researchers wrote in their report, published
in the New England Jotirnal of Medicine.
"Discussion of sexuality later in life has long been a taboo
subject, and physicians, like the rest of the public, have been
susceptible to perpetuating these stereotypes," Lindau said.
"The study provides information that allows people to see
where their experiences align against the experience of others of
similar age and similar health status."
She said it also might encourage doctors to ask more questions
about a patient's sex life and arrange f~or treatment if necessary.

Among the findings:
*: More than half of the sexually active people in the study
said they had sex with a partner two or three times a month,
even at age 75 to 85.
14 percent of men and 1 percent of women said they took
some type of drug to improve sexual function.
35 percent of women rated sex as being "not at all impor-
tant," compared to just 13 percent of men. Older women were
more likely to feel that way.
About half of men and women said they had at least one
bothersome sexual problems. For men, it was often erection diffi-
cultics. lack of` interest or climnaxing too quickly. F~or women, the
problems included pain, inability to climax or lack of lubrication.
When the researchers asked men aged 75 to 85 who had a
spouse or intimnate relationship why they had not had sex in the
last three months, 19 percent cited lack of interest, 17' percent
said their partner was not interested, 9) percent said religious be-
liefs prohibited sex outside marriage and 2 percent said they
lacked the opportunity.
At the same time, 61 percent cited health problems or
limitations, and 23 percent said the limitations of their part-
ner was the reason.


The Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project: No..SSPAP 1516/SF-GYIE01-
0503001 (A Government of Guyana of Guyana/IDB Funded Project) invites
expression of interest from suitably qualified persons for the position of:


The Statistical Specialist Consultant will work within th~e Statistical Unit of the
Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social SSecurity and the Ministry of
Housing and Water, with responsibility for data tabulation, analysis and reporting
using the ministry's statistical database:

The successful candidate will work under the general direction of the Project
Coordinator responsible for the implementation of the Social Statistics and
Pol icy AnalysisP reject.

REd cU i~o an Qualification:

The successful candidate should be the holder of:

1. A Masters D aree in Statistics; or
*ii. A Universit tlgree in Statistics or Mathematics; or
iii. A Universiy Degree in Computer Science: with a strong statistical
back ground

Experience in data analysis, through the use of statistical software, (SPSS, E-
VIEWS, ACCESS or CS-PRO), along with database. development and
management wili serve as an asset.

Expressitin of interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope to the address
below no later than Monday, August 27, 2007.

Procurement officer
Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project
Policy Coordination and Pr~ojectl management Unit (PCPMU)
Office of the President
New Garden Street, Bourda

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(From page XI)

tures in the design. Everything
was done by "ear and sight".
First the keel was laid on
blocks under the nearby
mango trees. "Then you set
the middle rib, the bow rib
and the stem bow. When you
got theml up, you place the
ribbands (long lengths of flex-
ible wood) on the inside and
bends on the outside to get the
shape"', says Gomes as I
watch his son Royston aind
helper working on repairs to a
30-feet fishing boat.
It is basically the same
method carried out by ship-
wrights throughout the Eastern
There's still business for
wooden boat building in the
Pomeroon, reckons Gomes.
While fiberglass resin hulls
may last longer, there is the
cost factor. It is still cheaper to
build in wood and, with good
maintenance. the boats could
last quite long for the owner to
make money from it.
It is true using fiberglass
and resin is kinder to the for-
ests but they are oil based
products, so they still have to
come from a non-renewable
source, which is oil. The fiber-
glass and resin would also
have to be imported, Gomes
reminds. "I'm not against it
(use' of more modern materi-
als). In fact I use some epoxy
resin for gluing along with

resorcinal, but we have to
watch costs and pass them on
to customer."
Basically, the hull shapes of
coastal and r~iverain boats have
not changed over- the years. The
smaller r~unabouts are relatively
narrow, reflecting their origins in
the Amerindian canoe. The
larger hulls reflect European in-
fluence, including Dutch.
Mainly round bottom hulls are
made now, but Gulyanese ship-
wrights also manke "hard
chine"'(that is, flat sides and flat
bottoms meeting at an
edge called the chine) ,even in
larger sizes such as those which
once carried frulitS anld veg-
etables between St.Vincent and
Barbados. -
Locally designed variations
.occur to suit local economics.
Hence. the coming on line of
cheaper outboard engines
meant changes to the stern
(back) section where engines
are placed. The sterns became
wider and had to be better re-
inforced to take additional
Boat building cultural
changes influenced by everyday
economics are readily apparent
in the wider and larger "speed-
boats" taking passengers from
the Georgetown to Vreed-en-
hoop stellings More passen-
gers on a trip means more
money, though there are slightly
higher fuel costs.
Before boat building,
Neilson served briefly civil ser-

made diesel powered outhoard l
;pvailable in Guyana and, Gomes
believes, from Brazil. :
What of the future of boat
building and the mal~rine trades
in Guyana? Gomnes is optimist-
tic. With the country's large
coastal andi riverain areas, he
sees a need for- river tranlsport.
As Guyana's economy con-
tinues to improve, better fuel
efficient and less maintenance
materials and powder systems
will undoubtedly come on
He pointed to the use of alu-
minum and fiberglass craft
"powerboats", using calthanol
and other environment friendly
fuels already being ursed.
Tradlitional Guyanese bo~t
builders could also get some or-
ders from wooden boat aficio-
nados in North Amlerical and Eu-
rope if their products are prop-
erly marketed. A schooner was
ordered by an American and
built a few hundred metres from
the Charity about five years
Picking a Few mangoes from
his extensive fruit
orchard (another hobby!) at the
back for this visitor, he smniles
and says the present aund next
generations will have to do what
they have to do-
He feels he's done his
little part and the future
looks bright for everyone..
(Norman Faria is
Guyana's Honorary Consul
in Barbados)

vant. He was also the represen-
tative in the Pomeroon area
for Central Garage in
Georgetown which imported,
Chrysler outboards (what else?)
from the US.
Why did that brand stop
selling in Guyana'? After all,
they had a good reputation in
the US where the first practical
outboard was developed (by
Norwegian -American Ole
Evinrude) in 1909. Today, al-
most every outboard in Guyana
is a Yamaha or a Mariner which
is also made by Yamaha.
Gomes explains: "At that
time, Yamaha and other Asian
outboard manufacturers were
making a cheaper brand. I be-
lieve they had branches in Latin
America. Chrysler was also
bought over in the early 1990s
by Mercury Outboards. Fish-
ermen in Guyana as else-
where, mnay have tended to stay
away froml a high priced en
Strangely, despite the lower
fuel and maintenance costs in
the long run, not too many in-
board diesel engines are used in
small working boats in Guyana.
Even large 40 footers may be
seen to be powered by two large
outboards at back.
Gomes feels there should be
a choice. Outboards, with the
coming on line of models
adapted to use kerosene and the
new bio fuels, need not be ex-
pensive to run.
There is also a Chinese

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1. The Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Wodld Bank towards the
Prevention & Control of HIVIAIDS. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply of
Goods and Services.

2. The Go ernment of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from eligible



Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift
bidding documents at the following address from 9:00 h to 15:30 b.

Helthlll Sctor D~levore~nnen Unit

Ge~orgetown Pubrlic Horspitarl( Co,~roration, Cllomound
~Ears SIvrer

G'orX~c~l esse; s-as
Email: (rakash madewlxceco, sokdmgddaagY

1. Bidding document can be purchased.by interested bidders upon payment of a non
refundable fee of G$5, 000 for each lot in the name of Health Sector
Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company cheque or
manager's cheque.

2. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand comer of the envelope
'the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words
'do not open before Tuesday, September 11, 2007."

3. 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 Urquhart Streets. Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00.am on Tuesday,
September 11, 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony. in the presence of
those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at 9:00 hours or
shortly thereafter, on September 11, 2007.

4. 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).

5. A bid security of four hundred and ten thousand Guyana dollars (G$410.000) is
required for Lot 1 and forty four thousand, two hundred and ninety Guyana dollars
(G$44,290) for Lot 2-.

specis~fied..forrthe~reception ~ of is. aebids wil rjce n rtre npnd

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown PUblic Hospital Corporation Compound

Ger eon, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email; I prakasitsookdeo@exciteacom psookdeol'hiv gov.gy


A leading Manufacturing Corrpany
has positions for the following posts~

Qualification & Experience
Valid Driver's Licence
Police Clearance
Sound Secondary Education
Minimum 3 years experience driving cars and vans

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Qualification &t Experience
* Valid Driver's Licence
* Police Ci88180cB
* Sound Pnmrrary Education
Minimum 3 ye8fS experience in a similar position

UB/Iflcatlon b Exp erience
* VJalid Driver's Licence
* P011Ce Cleaf80CO
* Soured Eduication
* Minim~Um 3 years experience driving Car/Van/Lorry

A~i applicants muIsr be over 25 ;;ears ~i~th a pleasant: pers-onality.

Salary~ wil be commensujrate withr ski!!s and' exp~erien?,ce

iapp~ ry person with hand written, ap!;~cati~n to:

30 Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt, Georgetown

Indeed, the personage con-
tinued towards greater achieve-
ments, eventuating in elevation
to the higher echelons of the na-
tional aristocracy. Undoubtedly,
he was correct in the assessment
that there was not in existence
here any groundswell of' oppo-
sition or righteous indignation
against gammng. It does appear
that if at this time, or any time
soon, Barbados had to poll on
the issue, the country could be
expected to take casino gam-
bling in its stride,
There is in many quarters
a preoccupation with gambling,
in its manifold ways horse-
racing, football pools, lotteries,
bingo, corn-house and the like
(even cockfights and pitbull
fighting too, if one knows where
to find such action), catering to
the desires of from corporate
heavy-rollers to hard-wol:king
So pervasive is it becoming

that earlier this year, the Sun-
day Sun newspaper frontpaged
a report that a group of young
men had been caught betting on
the results of races at a primary
school's athletics champion-
ships, even to the point of
offering moneylary inducement
to children to deliberately lose
Further, recent Internet en-
tries have been boldly advertis-
ing to intended visitors to the
island that Barbados has func-
tioning casinos, and it has
named places in Christ Church
and other parishes, but does
not explain that those to which
it points are only small units
with mostly slot machine (one-
armed bandit) activity. Some of
them openly pronounce through
neon-lit signs that they are 24-
hour operations.
Nevertheless, casino gam-
bling of some sort here seems
to be just a matter of time; for

declaration of any winners.
Are such activities consid
ered games of' chance? Gam-
bling? Are they merely an elec
tronically-lacilitated mechanism
to relieve the gullible of already
meager resources? Is it 3-
cardism digitalised? Is it an il
legality, or proper and permis-
sible under current laws? Is this
fair trading?
Anyhow, the bigger ques-
tion revolves around the appar
ently growing popularity of
gambling as a pastime in this
ovenvhelmingly Christian island
Some observers attempting
to proffer an explanation, might
recall a memorable statement
many years ago which a Nation
newspaper correspondent had
attributed to a prominent Bar-
badian then visiting New Yolk
- that it was only a moral mi-
nority in Barbados who were
opposed to the introduction of
casino gambling.
Such a statement had ap-
peard at the tilae to Icnd itself
to casy extrapolation which
could have given a
negative impression of' the
moral predisposition of the man-
jority of Barbadians. However,
the country did not then express
itself as being outraged or of-
fended, and my own expectation
of a consequential political
freefall was proved completely

even Guyana, off the beaten
track for most of the major air-
lines and still a tourism back-
water, is examining the visitor-
flow and financial advantages
of taking that route, its governl-
ment having
obviously convinced itself that
it can cope with any
attendant social challenges
which large-scale organised
gambling will surely present).
It seems to be this fervour
for gambling which is feeding
the new digitalised mechanisms
of thinly-veiled exploitation in
Barbados over the airwaves.
Whereas, one would have
thought that the nimble-firr
gered 3-card men had been
chased underground and to-
wards eventual obscurity in
Barbados, that old art fort
seems to have been
resurrected and
performing openly in new at-
tire on the electronic media.

(From page V)

prize. promoting itself as being
'fun, fast and so easy'. with the
following among its questions:
What is the capital of Barbados?
Is it New York. Paris or
Bridgetown? And yet again
"Which is the: famous cricket
stadium in Bridgetown? Is it
Wembly. Kensington Oval or
Madison Square Garden?!"...
And easier still: "Who is the
Prime Minister of Barbados... Is
it Tony Blair. George W. Bush.
or Owen Arthur?
With large numbers of
young people in this country
now giddy under the narcotic of
an international cell phone
craze, it is not difficult to ima~-
ine thousands of Barbadians -
from the prepubescent to the
adolescent and older rushing
excitedly to text or call in their
correct answers at $2.30 per
call or textmessage.
They\ are invited.iro play
and win by testing or calling as
many times as they desired -
trapped in the stupor of a be-
lief that that is all they need to
do to win the $2,000 and $500
cash prizes for each round. to
which there seems attached a
gnim warming rerms and condi-
tions apply".

Telephoned responses are to
be directed to a 1-900 number,
but perusal of the Barbados
2006/2007 telephone directory
could not ascertain to which
country the 900 code applied;
and if indeed it was not a for-
eign (Nigerian, for instance)l ini-
tiative targeting Barbadians,
wherein within Barbados did
the games originate and were
being operated?
When someone at the local
headquarters of phone giant
Cable & Wireless Ltd. was con-
tacted and advised of the diffi-
culty encountered in locating a
country for the 900 code, the
response was that it was not a
foreign country. The code had
been allocated by C&rW upon
request to someone or an.
entity in- Barbados; which
prompted the question whether
the games were a revenue-
raising initiative of the Govern-
ment-owned television and radio
stations. Even if they are not
themselves the principals behind
the games, it can be a~ssumled
that they are benefiting nonethe-
less, through income from the
frequent advertisements.
Of all the many times that
repetitions of these advertise-
ments have been heard, there is
yet to be heard an announced

3 C rd me g g


Invitation for Bids

Republic Of Guyana -
Supply & Delivery of.Laborat~ory Equipmnent
ICB No: W~B/GO/07/CICB/02

1. T Ihe Recpuble of G~uvana ha~s rwehci a GIrant from the Internartionl lu
Devehipqmenlt associationn toward the cost of the HIV/AIDS Prevent ion & C~ontrol
Project, and it intends to apply part of' thle proceeds of this Giran~t to paymelnts under the
Contract fo~r the Supply &~ Delivery of Laboratory Equipmen~t ICB No:

2. The Ministry of Health, through the Health Sector Deve~lopment Units now
invite~s scaled bids from e~ligible and qualified bidders for the Supply &r Deiveryi of
Laboratory Eqjuipment.

3j : Biddin~g will be conducted through the International Crmpetitivie Bidding (ICB1)
procedures spec ifiedi in~ the World B;:nk's Guridelinres: Proc~preemet underL~) IBRD) Loans1 and
IDA Credits. and is open to all bidders fr-om Eligible Source Counltries akdtcefined in the

4 Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information fr~om the H~ealt~h Sector
Deve~lopment U~nit, Attentio~n: Mr. P;rkash Sookdeo,, Prlocurecment O~fficer at email
psoo;kdeocui hiv.gorv. gy and i n zpct the B i dding Docu me nts at the address gi ven hel ow
fr-om 9.00am 4.00pmn local time.

5. Qualifications requirements include:- Financial Capability. legal and other
reqyuiements. Additional details are providecd in the Biddinlg Doc~uments.

6,. ; A cormplete set of Biddinrg D)ocument~s mauy be purchased by intelrsted biddlers orI
th;- subinission of a written Application to the addi-ess below and upon payment of' a non
refulndable fee ~f one hundred ~n ited Staites dollars (UISS 100') or twenty thou.sandt Guyana
duallists (GiS20.000). The methodl of payqpent: will be by certified cheq~ue. The Biddling
Doc-umenlts will be senlt bY emalilj.

7.Bids must he delivered to the address below at or before 9).00m local time on
October 1 6. 200(7. Late bids~ will be rejectted. Bids will be opened in the presence of the
bidders;' representatives who choose to attend in personl at 9.0)0am local timle on October 16,
200?7. All bids must be accompanied by a Bidl SecuritYI' of' thirleen thousands. sixu hundred
United States dollars (U'S413,600) or two million. seven hundred and twenty thousand
G:uyanra dollars (GiS2,720),000)).

8. TIhe addrlless(es )refinerre to above is: For purc~halse of biddling d)cumentI 1 anld
bid clarificaltion purposes:

T~he Executive Director
AItom Mr. P~rakash Sookdeo
P3r~c~urement officer
Address: Health Sector D~evelopment Unit
Georgetowvn Public Hospital Comnpound

TI 2C)-35-3470. 220-2425
Emnail: psookdeoliihiv;.govgy

F'ir bid submnission::
The Clhairman
iRjtional Bo~ardt for,1 Procuremlent &% Tender Admniinistration
Ministry of` F once
Urquh~ltart Street
Tie: 592-223-70)41
Fax: 225-6559`
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for this magnifi-
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tinues since it
has tremendous
economic value
; -C and like a magic
wand will aid in
rural develop-
.,~ ment through
the establish-

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jobs for manywl rvd
:~and reduce the
huge sums of
.:; foreign currency
spent on the ac-
quisition of fos-
sil fuel while
maintaining en-
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produced by fossil fuel utiliza-
According to the Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO)
the latex of Jatropha contains an
alk~aloid known as "tjatrophine"
which is believed to have anti-
cancerous properties. It is also
used as an external application
for skin diseases and rheuma-
tism and for sores on domestic
livestock. In addition, the ten-
der twigs of the plant are used
for cleaning teeth, while the
(Continued page XIX)


lifstyes nded are indeed in-
teresting as we unfold our cul-
ture. Many of us would recall
hearing the myth that if you cut
the Physic Nut tree on Good
Friday at noon, blood would
ooze from it,
SHowever, scientific knowl-
edge has dispelled this myth
since the tree produces an en-
zyme that is reddish brown in
colour and should the plant be
chopped or scraped, the en-
zyme oozes.
For many Third World
countries whose economies are
heavily dependent on fossil fuel,

IT is one of those trees that
one in the Guyanese context
would generally classify as
"bush" due to its leaves, plant

pods of seeds of the matured
fruits produced are very valu-
able for the production of bio
We are talking about Jatro-
pha Curcas or "Physic Nut"
A drive along many of the

"Auntie Edna" of Land of
Canaan has a huge ever produc-
tive "Physic Nut" plant as one
of her treasured herbal collec-
tion. "This plant is used for me-
dicinal purposes, to chew one
seed from the dried pod works
as a cleanser for the body, the
leaves are also boiled but most
of all the presence of the plant
at the gate is used to ward off
evil spirits from the yard," she
In our West Indian culture
the myths associated with our

height and smooth gray bark.
Normally, it grows between
three and five meters in height,
but can attain a height of up to

eight or ten meters udder
favoura7ble conditions. However,
after an estimated four month
period, those bright yellow

- -The plant with few seeds but

lots of economical potential

Support to the competitiveness of the Rice Sector in the Caribbean
Publication reference: Project 9 ACP RPR 006 REGl76411000

The Guyana Rice Development Board is charged by the CARIFORUM, the
contracting authority, with the responsibility to conduct Research and Extension
activities in Guyana with the financial assistance from the EU-funded programme 9
ACP RPR 006 "Supportto the Competitiveness of the Rice Sector in the Caribbean."

The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has beeri contracted to execute the
activities under the Research and Extension component in Guyana.

As such, the GRDB thru Guyana Research and Extension Management Unit wishes
to invite sealed bids from individuals or firms to provide the following supply of goods
mentioned below for Spring Crop (First Crop) 2008:

Lot Description
1) Urea Fertilizer- 50kg Content
2) Triple Super Phosphate (T.S.P) 50 kg
3) Supply ofAgrochemicals

Bidding Documents can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of Five Thousand Dollars ($5 000) for each lot at the Guyana Rice
Development Board at 11 7 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

Bids must be addressed to The Programme Manager, Guyana Research and
Extension Management Unit and marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope
"the name of the programme, lot number and the description of the bid." The bid must
be deposited in the tender box of the Guyana Rice Development Board at 1 17 Cowan
Street, Kingston, Georgetown not iater than November 9, 2007.

For further information, please contact the Programme Manager at the Guyana
Research and Extension Management Unit at 117 Cowan Street, Kingston,
Georgetown or at telephone number 225-2487.

General IVanager
Guyana Rice Development Board

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The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towa rds the cost of improving Citizen Secu rity and Public Order in Guyana. it is intended that
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under various contracts for consultants.

The MINISTRY of HOME AFFAIRS invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following posts in the Project Implementation Unit.

1. Project Coordinator Component of the Citizen Security Programme, and to support the preparation and implementation
of activities in these areas as a part of the Project implementation Unit at the Ministry of Home
The objective of the position is to co-ordinate the activities of the Programme Implementation Unit Affairs
attached to the MoHA. The Project Co-ordinator is responsible for operational and financial
administration, including planning, co-ordination, supervision and monitoring of all aspects of the CSP, Applicant should possess:
as well as report preparation, procurement, disbursement of the Programme resources and interfacerothr rlevnt iel wih a lest ive(5)yeas o exerinc
with the GOG and IDB officials. The Project Co-ordinator will ensure that all aspects of the Programme APhsooogocapoiyroterlvntfldwhatestie(5yerofxeine
Operating Regulations are duly adhered to. in community level~ violence and crime prevention; OR a Masters Degree and 15 years
experience in the same areas.

Applicants should possess:

SA minimum of 10 years professional experience of which five must be at a senior project /
management ca pacity, or possess exper-ience i n projects of' a si milar- natu re;

Familiarity with donor -funded pr~ogrammes and knowledge of their execution procedures;

Strong communication skills including the ability to explain and promote Programme goals at
the highest level;

Academic qualifications at the'Mvaster's level or equivalent in a relevant field, computer literacy,
excellent report writing skills, and expert command of the English Language.

Demonstrated analytical ability and strong leadership skills and ability to work within a team

2. Finance Administrator

:The objective of the position is to ensure the administration of the project resources in accordance
;with IDB and Government of Guyana Guidelines and to support the Project Implementation Unit by
providing financial expertise.

Applicants should possess: *

A degree in Financial Management/ Accounting or equivalent professional accounting
A minimum of'Ten (10).years working experience with at least five (5) years in a
supervisory capacity.
A high degree of computer literacy including MS Office and computer based accounting
*Good report writing skills.
Ability to work within a team environment
SDemonstrated ability to execute work plans and meet deadlines.
Familiarity with IDB-funded programmes and procedures or other internationally-funded

3. Project Assistant: Administration / Community Action

The objectives of the position are to: provide administrative support to the Project Implementation
Unit, and to the community activities including handling of the logistical arrangements Facilitate
community level restorative and crime prevention activities and Provide support to the monitoring,
evaluating and docurrientation of work conducted by various Community Intervention Specialists.

Applicant should possess:

Degree in the Social Science: Sociology, Social Work, Public Management or other relevant field
with at least 5 Years post graduate experience.
Demonstrated competence in working with multi-cultural, ethnic and other groups including
women and youths at community level.
Very good writing and communication skills and ability to organize innovatively.
*An interest and background in Community Development as well as experience in Quantitative
and Qualitative research is desirable. Ability to work within a team environment is also relevant.

4l.Internal Auditor

The objective of the position is to ensure financial transactions of the Project Unit comply with policies,
Rules and regulations of the Govemnment of Guyana.

Applicant should possess: .

A degree in Accounting or equivalent audit / accounting related professional qualification; and
ten(10) years auditing experience with at least five (5) years at a Supervisory level
Must have knowledge of developing auditing plans and programmes.
SExceptional report writing skills.
*A high degree of computer literacy including MS Office
Ability to work within a team environment
*Demonstrated ability to execute work plans and meet deadlines.
Familiarity with IDB-funded programmes and procedures or other internationally-funded

5. Community Adviser

The objective of the position is to facilitate and supervise technical project implementation activities
related to the community-based and guides youth-oriented aspects of the Community Action

* Prior violence prevention project development, training, curriculum development,
implementation and evaluation experience; and demonstrated technical proficiency in
participatory assessment, research and policy development in violence prevention,
Publications in peer-reviewed journals in areas of consultant's expertise,
Exellent report-wr-iting skills;
Direct experience in the technical co-ordination and oversight of multi-faceted community
action crime and violence prevention prog rams, from development to evaluation
Ability to work within a team environment; comprised of youths, community members,
government and civil society organizations, local and international experts
Demonstrated ability to execute work plans and meet deadlines;
Experience working in under-resourced communities
Familiarity with regional IDB programs and procedures and other intemationally-funded and
evaluated programs in crime and violence prevention.

6. Community Action Specialist

The objective of the position is t'o facilitate and supervise technical project preparation activities

related to the community-based and youth-oriented aspects of the Community Action Component

of the Citizen Security Programme, and to support the preparation and implementation of activities

in these areas as a member of the Project Preparation Unit at the Ministryof Home Affairs.

Applicant should possess:
A Master's Degree in sociology, social policy or other relevant field with at least 10 years of
experience in community level Research and work.
Prior violence prevention project development, training, curriculum development,
implementation and evaluation experience; and demonstrated technical proficiency in
participatory assessment, research and policy development in violence prevention,
Excellent report-writing skills;
Direct experience in the technical coordination and oversight of multi-faceted community
action crime and violence prevention programs, from development to evaluation
Ability to work within a team environment; comprised of youth, community members,
government and civil society organizations, local and international experts
Demonstrated ability to execute work plans and meet deadlines;
Experience working in under-resourced communities

Interested applicants can obtain further information and/or a copy of the Terms of References for
each position at the following address:

Citizen Security Programme
Ministry of Home Affairs
6 Brickdam

or via e-mails from the Citizen Security Programme.

E-mails requesting the TOR's should be sent to the following e-mail address:
csp_procurement@gol .net.gy

Application Process

The applicant should highlight the applicant's 'qualifications, work experience relevant to`
duties described in TOR.
A~ full Curriculum Vitae should accompany.the application.
The names, affiliation, address, telephone Number, e-mail address of three referees must
be provided.
Application in hard copy should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs
6 Brickdam

Closing date for application is Wednesday, 5th September, 2007 at 16:30 h.

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Loan No: 1.752/S1F-G Y


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AdicssinR t.!I ~!o r!:ithe lw.$ iForm. g? RecondarrySchootls in th

Appllication~s are inv~itedj from sltudents who wishl to~ entr onle of tlhe uri l~lcndrmentioned schools inl 2007 2008X Aca:demic Ye~ar to pur~su sutudies at th~e C.aribbean Adv~anced Prloficiencv Exsaminlatio n Le~vel.

Th~le follow\ing~ conditions are relevant:

(u) Ap[plicalnts mul~st have beenl under~l 18 yac;r~s of arge on Jlanualry 1, 200(7.

(b) Aplicantls nlurst have~ oblrlcta ined Grad Tlhrece (3) or beLtter inl at I`;les i.lve (5)
subjicts atI one` sitting o!(r Grde~ TIhree~ or better- in :It least~ six (h) subjeicts atI two

(C) /\ :ll alicantlS must do C-OmmunllliCatlion Stud~ieS andl~ Carllibbean Stud~ies.

\h1ols1 andt Subjictc Eilctc~ives for Caribbean Advancred Pr'o ficie ncy Exalminatiocn.


~`liihh~l my ~ i~

C'ommanullcation Studli~s

E~nv-ironment.Il Szcinc~e

Infor~mantion, Te~hnology -

Literaturecs inl Engllish
P'urc Mat~lhem atiics
Statistical A4nalysis


Art atnd Des~ign
C'aribbealn Studies
Commulnication~ Studies
-Compute~r Scie~nce

Electrical & El!ectro~nic Techunology
Envirolnme~ntal Sscince -
Foo~d &: Nutriti~n
Informa3tion Technology
L~iteratures~ in E-ngliah
.Malnagemntc!1 of Business

PureI MatilhemantiCs?
Statristical Anlalysis

Carlibbeanll Stud~ies
C'olmmunicatlj(io S~ctulhes
F-ool Indl Nutr~iti, n

Malnagemncl t` of usiness



C'ommnnlrication Studi~s

E~nvirolnme~ntal Scienlce
F-ood & NutrIitiorn
Law :
Purre Mat~lhemat~lc.'
Stat~istical Anlysis .i

~:~rr~I~iIE.11MSiHPS' HGH

C'aribbean~ Studies
Commullnication Studies
Infclyrmatinc~ Technology
Lite~ratures in English
P'ure Mathemnalics

Iconunun~llicationI Stuldies

EnIl.ro nm ntllI S lcince

Infor~lmation technology

Manage~mentl 011' Buine~ss


C~ommllunicLation Studies
(`ompuer ci~cence
Eflectrica~l E:lectronic TecLhnology
Einvironmentl~r Scie~nce
F~oodl and1 Nutritionl

I.iteratules inl En~lishl
M~nalcement of Bulsiness

Car~uibbea; n Studlies
C'ommlunicati1on Slltuies
Computer Scienlce
Infolrmationl ~lechnologyy
P'ure Matlhematics


Ca~ribbean Studie~s
Communnication Studies
F-ood & Nutrition
Pure Malthematiltcs

S~ycrial Canditions

1. pplicants w~ho wish to stuldy Physics and/o ir Acouningi must. apart froml~ satisfying conditions~ (a) to (c)t have also obtained, it least a Grade 3 inl
Mat~lhematics at the: Caribbealn Secondary E~ducatiol (certificalte Examninatio n
(CSE'C), Gjenerl Proticienlcy.

I. rospe~ctive students of Lite~ratures in Einglish mlust hav\e o~btained no less thaln
Grade 3 in E~nglish A olr Efnglihsh B t the Ca;ribbealn Seconllary E~dulcation, certificatese Exanmiinaions ((CSEC(). Gecnera: l P'roficie~ncv.

Applicants who wsish to stuldy Electricall Tfechntology must have obtainedl at least ai Grade 3 inl Electricity at thc GeLnerall Prloic~ienlcy Levecl or thle said grades inl Eltctrical Electr~nics; at the T~chnical
P'roficiency Level and at Ileas.t Gji~ade 3 in Mathematics andi Physics at the Ge;neral P'roficiency Lervel.

4 \~pplicants who wisih to study I..nw.mustl halve obtained atI least a G'ra!de 3 in Hlistgryr.

Apphu1~ tionl Forms mnay be obtained fromn the Officitta p _~lther lepu~~!tive.sctti.actpatensg(Eu on ad must, when comp~rlle~tedt be submitted to the schcl of the applicanl's cho~iceb hy~:.August-U".x,002,

Until (.lel~rulte. and recently taken passport-sized photograph must b~e submjlitted~ along with~ the Application 'ormn. On ~receipt ofT C`SIRC results. the result 4lip7 nyu1St hC silbmitted for verificatiiori.

~1~Pphants1 mu(st SUbmlit a character reference fmml the Ilast school hc.'she uttendedt if the C(AP'E subjects ar~e to be pursuled at another school. This must be submnitted whenL verify\ingl results.

.Appher..nts wrill be considered for admnissionl un..a..cmpetitive_1t~l, a~ si. Only those applicants whvlo Iilllill thle Iqreqircments set~ outl above anll d wh;IOse grades indicate thlat they hav\e the necessary calpacity folr n Advanced
I eseI < ,,urse inl those subjects will be selecccte.

Genesc ir\ve Whyte-Necdd
< hief E:ducation O)fficer

QIIYnV~U~nYIIIC 1.._.._1~~ ~rr~





Ouee~n's C'ollege
TIhe B3ishops' H~igh School
St. Stanislaus(co, l leg
St. Rose's H--igh School
PrIesidcnt's C~ollege
New Amstelt~rdam Scondtary
Mackenzie I~ighlSchool

Appilicatlions are inv-itedl fr~om students wrho~ wish to enter ther Lower Sixth Foarm~ of Seniorl Secondalry Scholols inl the 2007r -
2008 Academic Yecar.

The following condiitions are relevant::

(u) Applicantsl m1ust hlave been undercl 18 years on Jan~ual 07

(b) APplic~ants must:

(i) Hal~ve attained Gr;adfe T~hree (3) or better in fiveL or mor~e subjects atr one sitting or Giradlc TIhre~e (3) or
better in six or more subjects at two sittings of the Car~ibbean Secondairy Education Cecrtificate
E-xaminatrion (C"SEC'). Gcner~al Pro~tficiency or equivalent.

(ii) H~ave attained G:raders One (1). Tw-~o (2) or Tlhree: (3) in Engrlish A.

(iii) H~ave attained G;rades On (1), T'wo (2) or Tlhree (3) in the subjects which they wish to, study in the Sixih

Subject Electives for the Sixth Form Schools


ImRran I~&&~

liomlnolulh.. Director. NARLI
the potential for Jallrophal as n
p'lantation type' cropl'mt an de in-
crcase of agr~icultural activities in
the intermedaliteo Savannanhs is
forecscuble~l c inl the nearl fluture.
'"Due to the nlatulre of' the Ja-
tropha plant1 to thirive on very
dr~y climatle with only 250 mnil-
limeters per aunnuml and less fel-
tile soil types, the Institute hrs
already received pr~oposal from 11
private investor to commesnce
collabor-ative works forl the es-
tablishmelcnt of Jatropha plantca-
lions il the Intermeiate i o
Svnm ~~s".
In the queCst to devclop) in-
land agriculture. Dr. H-omenauth
stated investigative works will
commence in the f'inal qualrter of
2007 using the mlinedl out arens
of Linden aIs potential research
demonstration plots for Jatro-
pha cultivation.
"We have recognized the
potential of Region 10 as one of
Guyana's agricultural frontier,
ers i2 tNAR has succ ssf l
lished a demonstration plot and
pasture using mined out areas in
Kara Kara, Linden. We are inves-
tigating the cultivation of Jatro-
pha as an efficient control for
soil erosion since hedges grown
using Jatropha can protect the
soil from wind erosion. The
roots are dense and close to the
surface which also mitigates wa-
ter erosion.'
A native of Central and
plo hbaAmer ca, the Jotohae
it to utilize water efficiently. In
times of persistent water short-
age or decline in rainfall, it sheds
its leaves so as to reduce tran-
Dr. Homenauth also noted
that Jatropha does not complete
with food production and can be
intercropped with vegetables
since research conducted exter-
nally revealed that organic mat-
ter from shed leaves enhance
earth-worm activity in the soil
around the root-zone of the
plants, which improves the fer-
tility of the soil.
One of the main advantages
for the establishment of Jatro-
pha plantation in rural commu-
nities is the all parts of the
plants are poisonous and are
never grazed upon by goats or
cows. The plantations .can
therefore be left unfenced.
For many of us, plants are
generally propagated by
seeds, but since the seeds of
the Jatropha plant will be
used for the production of bio
diesel, the -use of stem cut-
tings will be the most efficient
and reliable source of planting
materials. However, according
no ifstsorotpH e Pece er
Germany, "one of the major
problem is that propagating
from selected elite plants is
that a cutting needs to be at
least 30 em in size of which a
limited number can be col-
lected per plant. Propagation
by seed may result in alterna
Stion of genetic materials. One
possible means of' propagating
genetically identical plants on
a large scale may be tissue cul-
So now that we an .,ously
await the production of bio die.
sel using Physic Nut and its us-
age in our industries, there will
be a demand for the Physic Nut
What would you the next
time your tree needs pr-=mbe",
would your.throw awaiy Llre
pruned branches or replant?,


juice of the leaf is used as an
external application forl piles.
T'he roots are reported to
be uLsed as anl antidote for slnake-
bites. The barlk yields a dark ~
blue dye which is used for
colouring cloth, fishing nets and
lines. Jatropha oil cake is rich
in nitrogen, phosphorous and
potassium and can be uIsed as
orgamec manure.
Jatrohpa leaves are ulsed as
food for the tusser silkwoml.
The seeds are considered
anthclimintic in Brazil, aund the
leaves are: used for fumigating
houses against bed-bugs. Also,
the ether extract shows antibi-
otic activity against
Styph~ylococcus aureus and Els-
cherichia coli.
In countries such as India,
one of the world leader's in bio
diesel production. extensive
testing of Jatropha as a favor-
able source of bio diesel has
bencopled gan p4 artio
hectares with Jatropha has
commenced. The rail line be-
tween Mumbai and Delhi is
planted with Jatropha and the
train itself runs on 15-20% o
In the automotive industry.
three Mercedeses powered by
Jatropha diesel have already put
some 30,000 kilometres behind
them. The project is supported
by DaimlerChrysler and by the
em an dsociat on frolmeestt
(Deutschen Investitions und
SEntwicklungsgesellschaft, DEG
According to the ECLAC
Report (2006) Guyana im-
ports an average of 500,000
tons of petroleum products an-
nually. In 2005 this was val-
ued at US$220m (29% of the
import bill). Diesel fuel and
gasoline account for 66%0 and
22% respectively of petro-
leum product imports. Both of
these could be substituted for
by bio-fuels in the form of
ethanol for gasoline, bio-diesel
for diesel transport fuels and
agriculture and wood wastes
for thermoelectric power gen-
eration now met mainly by
diesel plants
According to studies con-
ducted in 2004 by Binger (2006
a) revealed that in order to sub
stitute diesel at the rates of
10%/, 20% and 50%, Guyana
would need to cultivate 16,500
,33,000 and 82,405 hectares re-
spectively for the production of
bio diesel based on diesel con-
sumption (304 m litres). The
diesel substituted at 50% would
amount to 152 Milyr. giving a
return of US$102m, a tremen-
dous relief for thed ntional bal-

in Guyana, The National
Agricultural Research Institute
(NARI) has commenced inves-
tigative studies to fully observe
scientifically the agronomical as-
pects throughout the various
ecological zones in Guyana and
methodologies to increase pro-
ductivity and propagation tech
niques that will be easily adapt-
able by the agricultural commu
Results from initial studies
conducted at NARI's Mon
Repos research facilities, re-
vealed that the oil content of Ja-
tropha plants grown at Mon
Repos responded favorable to
fertilizer application, yielding
seeds with oil content of 35 % ,
which is comparatively good for.
bio diesel production,
According to Dr. O.


Computing .
English Literature
Further Mathe~matics
Co re Mat l~cmat-ics
Applied Mathema-tics



Core Mathematics


Core Mathematics

Core Mathematics
Statistical Analysis


Core Mathematic~s
Furt-her Mathematics
Ph ysics

S.S f~l..ROS' llgri


Core Mathematics

Core Mlathematics



1. Applicants who w ish tor study Economics andlor Accounti ng alnd anly or all of the Sc ience subj ects mllust.
apart fi-om satisfying conditions (c) (1)to (3). also have gained at least a Grade 3 in: Mathematics at the
C'SEtC E-xam nation. at (`eneral Proficie~ncy L.evecl

2. Applicants whto wiish to study Mathematics or Physics as onec of the'ir sulbjects. must, apart from
satisfying conditions (a) to (c), hav~e also gained a Grade Three (3') in E-nglish A or Grade T`hree (3) in
English B at the Gecneral Proficiency Level at the CSEC Exatmination.

3. Applicants who wish to study Lanw as o~ne of their subjects must possess Historyr at G~rade One ( 1). Twou
(2) or T~hree (3) at C.SEC.:

4.. Application F~orms may be obtained firom the Offices of the schools listedl or. Departments of
Edu~catiotn aundl must. when complceted, be submitted to the school of' the applicanlrt's choice. Birth
Certificate and a recently taken passport~-sized photograph of the applicant must be submitted along
with apleica;ti~l~o n form v August 31".!. 7007.

5. pplicants will be consridered for adl: lum on a competitive bas?,is and mnay q...:cuired to, attend an
interview. Onlly those applicants who = uil fill the requirements set out aboveu andt \; !ous graodes indicate
that they h~ave the unnecessary capac it iv al n Advanlced Level C'ourse in those sulbju i w ill be seclcted,

Genevuieve Whyvte-Neddt
:h ief E~ducation O)fficer

(X ~`SUNDAY CHROIdLEC' Au g:st 26, d07

Invites proposals from interested firms to lease and 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 length of 800 feet);
2) Equipment for loading 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 12 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 interconnecting 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 galiminute of treated water;
8) Tw.o flat concrete office 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) ARequestfor Proposals (RFP Document)
4) Copy of Advertisement

Proposals must be submitted to N ICIL 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


k' Iacet Cncer
: Pen~odontal Gulm Disease
*: Preecclampsia
* Prostate Catncer
*" Rectal Cancer
*" Rheumatoid Artlhritis
* Stomach Cancer
*" Strokes
* T`IA Transient Ischemic At-

A Duke University study
suggests aspirin significantly re-
tl br te iskof stroe har
vascular disease in men and
women. T'he Duke Medical
Center meta-analysis of more
than 95,000 patients found that
the risk reduction differed be-

For men, aspirin lowered
the risk of a heart attack, while
in women aspirin reduced the
riskg nrwomen, aspirin
therapy reduced ischemic
stroke, which is caused by
blood clots, by 24 percent.
In the group of men stud-
led, taking aspirin caused a 32
percent drop in heart attacks.
The older you are, the more
important it is to take aspirin

bottle, and take one every day,
the cost will be under $5 a year.
Do not give aspirin to un-
der 16-year-olds. The British
Medicines Control Agency ad-
vises that this is because it's
been shown to be linked to a
rare, but potentially fatal, con-
dition called Reye's Syndrome
which affects the brain and liver.
In your 20s, take baby as-
pirin daily, especially if you
have raoeble is a ri infertil tyd
preeclampsia. If pregnant, do
not take past your first trimes-
ter (90 days) without consult-
ing your doctor.
By your mid 30s, it is wise
to take aspirin daily, especially
if you wish to prevent cancer,
heart attacks, strokes or if you
have insulin dependent diabetes
or periodontal gum disease.
By your mid 40s, it is wise
to take aspirin daily for all the

vntio oaf Is/n casc tp ost
cancer, dementia, Alzheimers
disease and cataracts.
Investigators from the
Women's Health Study have re-
ported important new findings
dmonshteat kg thaa asrpiri nre
in women.
The study showed a 17%/
reduction in the risk of a first
stroke, and a 24%~ reduction in
is Tik df snisch mic stroke.
portant to women, as each year
about 40,000 more women than
men suffer a stroke.
The Women's Health Study
(WHS) found that aspirin of-
fered the greatest benefit in
women 65 and older, reducing
all major cardiovascular events
including heart attack (MI) and
ischemnic stroke. However, in
the total population, which
comprised a significant number
of younger women (ages 45-55),
low-dose aspirin did not demn-
onstrate a significant benefit in
preventing first heart attack or
cardiovascular death.
Aspirin is currently ap-
proved by the FDA for reduc-
ing the risk of heart attack,
stroke and death in both women
(Continued on page XXIII)

M ~


Aspirin's greatest benefit is
reducing cardiovascular
events including heart at-
tacks and strokes. According
rothe Intearcan Heart Asso
risk of heart disease and doc-
tors should more strongly
consider prescribing a daily
aspirin for their female pa-
ten me studies suggest that
aspirin has benefits for older
women and those who have car-
diovascular risk factors such as
hihbodpet tune odia ete ,
new study. published in the

March 2007 issue of' the Ar-
chives of Internal Medicine, re-
veals that women who took low
to moderate daily doses of as-
pirin had a reduced death rate,
esea ill l~oca ase le
Based on data from a ma-
jor trial that has trackedl almost

fountha timen snwhlo9 r
ported using aspirin on a regu-
lar basis had a 25 percent lower
risk of death from any cause
than women who didn't take the

The rk of death fro i m car-

diova~scular disease was 38 per-
cent lower for aspirin users, and
there was also a 12 percent re-
duction in cancer deaths that
took effect after a decade of' as-

pAr"Arding to a study sup-
ported by the CDC, being pub-
lished in the American Journal
of Preventive Medicine, doctors
shuld djunmor stoupronote a -

ing because those measures,
along with childhood vaccines,
are the most efficient means to
prevent disease in the U.S.
About 95 percent of spending
on health care in the nation goes
to treat diseases, said David
Satcher, a former surgeon gen-

usual and scidom serious, and
probably 90 to 95% of the adult
population could take low dose
aspirin without problems.
Aspirin appears to increase
the activity of the ovaries, al-
lowing them to release multiple
eggs during ovulation. It also
appears to increase blood flow
to the uterus, allowing for a
thicker and healthier uterine lin-
ing. Women who had experi-
enced mult per oiscri sr td

mecnt were given low doses of
aspirin daily. Subsequent preg-
nancy rates were then com-
pared to pregnancy rates pro-
duced by women who received
no aspirin therapy. More than
45% of those women taking as-
pirin during treatment became
pregnant, while only 28% of
those women not taking aspirin
were able to conceive.
Each person, not a doctor
Ihud evahiatet rksr tn bn
has serious physical and medi-
cal effects on the family, work
colleagues and friends. Most
older people know this from ex-
pfcrience and many will dread a
vasuklar event [a stroke or heart
There is growing evidence
to suggest regular aspirin use
may reduce cancer and demen-
tia as well.

Regular Use of Aspirin Will
Reduce or Prevent:
*! Adult Leukemia (50%n Reduc-
*' Alzheimer's Disease (50%/ Re-
*' Angina
Blindness with Diabetes
Bowel Cancer (40% Reduc-
*' Breast Cancer
*" Cardiovascular Disease
*' Cataracts
*' Colon Cancer (40% Reduc-
*' Colon Polyps
*' Dementia (50% Reduction)
*" Esophageal Cancer
*" Head Aches
Heart Attacks
*" Infections

*' Lung Cancer
*' Migraines

Health. Benefits of

, --





In aCCOrdance with Articles 108 of the Companies Act (1991), notice
is hereby given that the shares register of Berbice Bridge Company
Inc. will be closed from August 14, 2007 to September 17, 2007.

The closure is to facilitate the determining bf Shareholders of the
.Cmay who, are entitled to .receive liayment of dividends.

Berbice Bridge C~ompany Inc.

Winston Brassington
COm~pany Secre~tary


Tenders are invited frdm suitably qualified Companies/.Contractors to undertake the
rehabilitation of streets ir Kilcoy-Chesney, Corentyne, Berbice.

;Tender Document can be uplifted from The Sugar industry Labour Welfare Fund
Committee (SILWFC) office anytime from Monday to Friddly from 08:00 a.m.' to 04t:00 p.m.
startingg on August 20,; 2007 upon making a non-refundible deposit of seven thousand
dollars ($7 000).

The Tender Documeht must be placed in an envelope and-marked on the outside "Tender
(for Kilcoy-Chesney streets) at the top left hand corner and be addressed to:


ahd should be depositedin the Committe's Tender Box loca d at th above address .

Tender box will be closed on August 31, 2007 at 10:00 brs and tenders will be bpdned
immediately thereafter iri the presence of tenderer(s) who may wish to be present. .

Valid ~Guyana Revenue Auithority Certificate of Compliance and Employer's and Employ e's
Natinl0 InSurance Scheme Certificate of Compliance must be submitted at the ~tim~ of
tendering, failing which theitender will be deemed invalid.

The Committee reserves the right to acceptor reject and to annul the b dding process and to
reject tenders at any time prior to the award of the contract without thereby incurring any
liability to the affected tenderer(s) or any obligations to inform the affected tenderer(s) on the
groLynds for the employer's action,

For further information please contact:

The Civil EngmneeninglTechnician
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC)
87 Duke & Barrack Streets

It's wonderful that you've got a new goal, and the stars say that youI need to start
working on it as soon as possible if you ever want to attain it. The clock is ticking,
and you have got your work cut out for you. To get the help you need, find aI few
likeminded people who share your hopes and dreams. They'll provide the moral sup-
port you need in order to go the distance. Often, the best way to show yourself' how
capable you are is to let other people remind you.
Get more involved in the~ rhythms and activities of the people around you! These
folks are looking to you for new ideas, and they have every confidence that you'll
dream up something radical that will grab the attention of the people who matter. If
you need assistance getting something off the ground, just ask the crowd around you.
They are eager to help you realize your ideas. The people you've chosen to include
in your life are there also because they want to be.
Your convictions are slipping a bit today, but that might not be a bad thing. You may
be very influenced by the new ideas that are floating around you, but that doesn't
mean that you're easily manipulated. Right now your mind is open to new ways of
thinking and when you adopt a new way of thinking, you let an old way of think-
Sing (an old conviction) go by the wayside. Changing your beliefs might not seem pos-
sible now, but just you wait.
You've got great social mojo working now and without even trying very hard,
r`you'll be able to connect with one or two very fascinating people who are just out-
side of your social circle. Your sunny, welcoming attitude will be the perfect antidote
to the behavior of someone who's acting way too aloof. It will help loosen people up
and get them involved in enjoyable conversations. Even an awkward discussion will
evolve into a giggle fest when you're involved.
Be patient if a certain social invitation isn't being greeted with all the enthusiasm you
had hoped for. Many of the people on your guest list have a lot going on in their lives
that they aren't letting you in on and their time is not quite their own. This is
nothing you should take personally. Consider rescheduling or changing the venue. Work-
Sing around the needs of other people isn't inconvenient for you, and it will be a lovely
gesture of how important they are to you.
A clos6 friend's unfulfilled promise is still leaving a bad taste in your mouth, so a
social engagement with them could be a little more stressful than usual. Try to be
open-minded about it, and hear them out. After all, no one's perfect including you.
Think back on- all the patience others have shown you, and show some yourself.
.Don't let any of your unmet expectations rule your heart. People are made of good
Sand bad, and this balance is what makes everyone special.

Today you'll meet someone fun someone who has a great mind and a fascinating
take on one of your ideas. This person could be ready for a romance, and they could
be ready for one with you! In order to create an intellectual connection that blossoms
into a chemical reaction, you need to get rid of any self-doubt lurking in the dark
.corners of your mind. You are an amazing catch, and this person might just be smart
enough to realize that! It's time to stop listening to your fears. Be bold.

r~Yc~O There's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a splurge every once in a while, but ~pi
Sbe sure that you maintain harmony between what you want and what you can afford.
~~~c Your eyes may be bigger than your wallet right now, and if you push things too far,
you may get a nasty surprise in the form of an unexpected bill or an emergency pay-
CIment. Watch your spending, and challenge yourself to tighten your budget. Reduce
your material desires, and you will reduce your headaches.
Surprising connections will be popping up all around you today. The places you usu-
ally go to are popular with some other people you know so get ready for some
unexpected meetings. Try not to stay entirely inside your own head right now it's
important to be open to talking to strangers and to taking casual. friendships to a new
level. The pace of your life may be slowing down quite dramatically soon. It looks as
though some of your future plans may need to be readjusted.
When it comes to your finances, you cannot let your reputation come before your
bank account. If you are afraid of being called 'cheap,' you need to get over it. The
e people who toss those types of terms around are the same people who are deep in
~~debt, so what do they know about money matters? Being thriftier will help you in-
crease your cash flow and decrease your stress level so create a tighter budget
Z and ignore what people say about your spending habits.

You need to call a spade a spade today there is no point in denying something that
is as plain as the nose on your face. Speak up when you see brilliance in action,
because not everyone else will notice it as quickly as you do. Even if' the person
who's being brilliant is not on your list of the most wonderful people in the world,
j~ ~ you need to give credit where credit is due. Show them that youI ar-e so secur~e in
g~l yourself that you don't need to deny anyone the respect they deserve.
Be o~pen to, chlarlnci your mnindl once in a while. There is nothing wr~n with admil-i

I 4

EXII_ StslrllA CsllIllCLEi August 26, 2007

_II I~ ___1__1_ I~

Chi st~wn

univrers y place I
A nine-year-old maths prodigy has won a place at Hong h
Kong's Baptist University (HKBU) after gaining two grade
As and a B in his A-levels.
He is the youngest ever student to enrol mna university in
Hong Kong. B
March Tian Boedihardjo told reporters he struggled to com- ~
municate academically with his own age group. I
March. an Indonesiann-Chinese boy resident in Hong Kong, I
will start his specially designed five-ycar course at the univer- B
sity in September, j
He told reporters that in his spare time he liked "'to read
books. but on the weekends I like to go out to play with
"TWe can play games together but academically, .we can't
communicate," he added.
He said they played chess, Monopoly and cards.
Asked why he was not going to study in the United King-
dnm i where oder buothe y eOxdf rd omvrst hi re
March's father said the university had given him confidence
it could cope with the demands of teaching a nine-year-old.
"I will advise parentsminHong Kong there'sno need to know
the IQ of your children. Just try to do your best to nurture
them and give them space to develop," Tony Boedihardjo said.
Franklin Luk, president of HKBU, said the decision to ad-
mit the boy was based on his excellent examination results and
a "commitment to nurturing gifted students".
Dr Tong Chong-sze, Associate Professor of Mathematics
at HKBU has arranged several professors to be March's men-
"The very first concern of course is academically can
he handle the mathematics at university. So that was the
purpose of the first interview and he did very well. He
handled himself very well, one against four professors,"
said Dr Tony,

(BPC: News) Jose M~anuel, at Cattholic priest based in ka~, P'ero, is helpinga survivor- s re-build
their lives after a massive earthquake dlestroyed their homes and c~laimledl more than 500 lives.
He runs a medical project called Hea\lthl Houses whichl is supported by the U~K charrity, Chris-
tian Aid.

Tlhe morning alterl Ihe earth~l-
qu~ake thle commiuni ictyleadrs
wer-e ther-e at 6amI, w\ith lists in
their hainds of what needed to,
be dlone.
Tlhey h~ve a~ tradition of' the

thmhv ha tthe epencle ;l
one time or another of sha~ring
food within the comnmunity.
'Ihey n~il help their necighbou~s
who arec in trouble.
'Ihey found a little 10-yar!-
oldl girl covering another smaller
childi, a~nd she was injured. She
cover-ed her sister so she would
not get hurt.
At these times you see the
heroic, beautilizl things people
are capable of. But you also see
the worst of people, people
taking advantage of' the disaster.
'Ihe earthquake was cer-
tainly a traumatic experience.
After the first shock I went out
to see the neighbours and every-
one was scared and crying. I
was just getting home when it
started. I arrived at my door and
it started to move a lot.
So I went out to the inside
patio, and it just didn't stop.
Normally we have tremors and

W~hen the earthquake struck,
I was in my house onl the out-
skirts of Ica, in a shanty town
called Senor de Luren. It's a
shanty town made up of
people who were displaced
during the time of violence
when the Shining Path guer-
rillas were fighting govern-
ment forces.
They came down here and
made their homes on a mountain
of sand. Their houses were
made of mud bricks, and of
course they have nearly all
fallen down.
So these people are on the
streets. You can't sleep in the
houses, everyone is sleeping
outside. The ones that have not
completely fallen down are too
dangerous to go in. There have
been more than 500 aftershocks

- some halve been quite long and
qulite strong.
'After (1h c earthquake, I went
out very early the next day to
see what was going on. Ever-y-
one was talking, starting to move
the mudt bricks to recover their
things fr~oml the rubble,
They uncovered their beds,
everything that was under the
bricks. And of course they re-
covered the bodies. Until Sun-
day, they were still finding bod-
ies under the rubble.
Everyone was walking
around like zombies you could
see the panic on their faces, in
people's eyes. Everybody felt
so impotent.
People had lost everything.
Absolutely everything. Not long
ago they built their houses, and
now they find themselves right

back in the street with nothing.
Having to start all over- again,
Ever~yone is cr~iticising the
gover~nment. C'ertainly their abil-
ity' to act when faced with this
emergency was not ideal. But
also we realised that it is a
whole region we'r~e talking about
that has been aff~ected.
l'm nlot one to criticise in
these kinds of circumstances.
The means of communication
was cut. the electricity was out,
the telephones were down. Ev-
crything was down.
They made an airstrip for
Pisco and they were able to be
there in Pisco, helping straight
People here have an amaz-
ing ability to cope. The life of
people here is difficult a hard
life with lots of adversity, all the
time struggling and fighting
against things that the rest of us
are not used to.
They also have a terrific ca-
pacity to organise themselves.


Countries across Latin America have been sending relief
supplies to Peru.

they come and got sometimes
they are strong, but short. This
not only went on a long time.
but got stronger too.
I could hear things falling.
TIhe television fell. Everything,
the f~urniture, everything fell and
I realized this was really bad.
You start wondering if the
wall is about to fall on top of
you. You look up to see if the
ceiling is falling in, or if a lamp
post or a tree is about to crash
down on you. Or if the earth is
going to open up in front of you.
These are incredibly tense
moments. You think of a lot of
things all at once of family and
What do we do now, a week
after the earthquake? What ca-
pacity do those who have lost
their houses have to rebuild?

The homes must not be re-
built with mud bricks, but with
real materials.AIre they; going to
do it? Do they have the will to
prevent all of this happening
again? It's a culture of preven-
tion that we're lacking.
In the future, there should
be no unsafe mud brick houses.
Most of the people who died
died in their homes. Old people
who couldn't get out lots of
people died this way. Children
as well.
It's not that it can't be
done. It can. We can ensure
that people have safe houses.
It might be a simple house, it
might be a cheap house, but
it can be done. And that's
what we're going to try and
do. Let's see if we can man-
age it.

AI TAR, Mexico (Reuters) -
Between mouthfuls of beef
tacos, Guatemalan people-
smuggler Carlos sits at a
road side restaurant in
Mexico casually drawing
routes on a napkin fo~r illegal
immigrants to walk the
desert into the United States.
Next door, shop owner
Lourdecs Alonso f'ingers through
a wad of catsh als she helps mi-
grants swap their worn out san-
dals and ragged bags for walk-
ing shoes. hatS, socks andi a

mecnt before the U.S. border, 60
miles away.
Around half~ a million
people pass through Altar every
yealr before the dangerous walk
With few activities other
tha!n helping migrants, Altar of-
fers services from money trans-
fecrs and doctors to peopic
smuggling and prostitution.
Pharmacies specialize in
electrolyte solutions to avoid
dchydration on the walk north,
als wcil as caffeine and cphedrine

ern Mexican state of Chiapas,
outside Altar's church after
praying for good fortune in his
border crossing.
Once a depressed, dusty
farming village, Altar has ben-
elited from a myve by the United
States since the attacks of Sep-
tember 11, 2001, to tighten se-
curity in border cities, which
forced illegal immigrants to cross
the remote desert instead.
Plans by the Bush adminis-
tration to crack down on U.S.
businesses that employ illegal
immigrants have done little to
dent the buzz around Altar.
The town attracts oppor-
tunists from across Mexico
looking to earn fast cash and
mnakes no attempt to hide its
unlikely industry.
"1 make more money here
than I used to in Los Angeles,"
said Alejandro Vizarrga at his
busy restaurant. He came from
Mexico's Pacific state of Sinaloa
after a spell in the United States.
A Red Cross unit gives mi-
grants pre-trek check ups and
helps with the injuries of those

rh dd ano akelst hroug te

"This is the gateway to
hell," said Red Cross volunteer
Amado Marcelo Coello. "They
don't know what awaits them
out there," he added, holding up
a photo of a desert scorpion.
The .U.S. Border Patrol,
which has 13,500 agents along
the border, says migrants are
being deterred because it is
catching fewer illegal immi-
grants, especially in the Yuma
area of Arizona, where numbers
fell by 68 percent between Oc-
tober 1 and June 30.
But immigrants are still de-
termined, even risking summer
desert temperatures reaching

120 degrees Falhrenheit (49 de-
grees Celsius) on the walk of
three to four days.
"These people have a dream
and despite everything that is
against them. the bandits, the
desert. the snakes. the weather.
thousands come through this
town every day."' said Marco
Antonio Burruel. who helps run
Altar's Catholic migrant shelter.
U.S. agents hope the latest
initiative. a38-mile (61-km) "vir-
tual fence" of towersc adars caml-
cras and sensors about to come
into operation along the border
near Tucson, will be another ma-
jor detenrent to immigrants:
'"When we get it up and
runnine. the virtual fence will
make it very difficult to avoid
detection," said Brad Benson. a
spokesman for the visual fence
program kno~n as SBlnet.
From Altar. the undocu-
mented immigrants walk to the
remote Mexican border village of
El Sasabe and then into the
United States toward the nearest
hamlet. Three Points, Arizona.
SThere and at other loading
point con desdat ihas

and trucks and taken to safe
houses in Tucson and Phoenix.
New arrivals to Altar seem
unfazed by the risks as they
gather in the warm evening out-
side the church to hear folk sing-
ers play.
Many talk of the lack of
jobs at home or the sick mother
who needs medicine that only
U.S. wages can pay for.
"If I need to buy a ladder,
help build a tunnel or swnn
to the United States, I am go-
ing to do it" said Jokell An-
tonio Cunza, a 20-year-old
farm laborer from El Salva-

Ilgrl n @ ras fosm HIonduras wt fo od tn rs e
south of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Mexican state of
Sonora, July 27, 2007. REUTERSITomas Bravo

A block along, supermarket
manager Sergio Zepeda stocks
the shelves as Mexicans and
Central Americans pile their
baskets with tins of tuna, energy
drinks, beans and tortillas,
readying for a tough trek
through the searing desert into
Illegal immigration to the
United States via the Sonoran
Desert is big business in the
town of Altar in northern
Mexico, the last major settle-

stimulants to increase stamina
and overcome fatigue.
Gallon water bottles are on
sale at almost every corner and
a Mexican bank has opened a
branch in Altar to service mi-
grants who receive money from
U.S. relatives for their trip.
"If you want to have a good
chance of making the walk,
you've got to first come to Al-
tar. They've got everything
here, it's like a Wal-Mart for mi-
grants," said Jose Manuel
Magarino, 25, from the south-

Aid worker reflects

on Per u quake

IVn exi co town boomsrn as

"Wel -IVlant for m i gra nts "

( 1 i

Notice is hereby given that the first Annual General Meeting of the Berbice Bridge Company
Incorporated will be held at the CLICO (Guvana)'s Head Office, 191 Camp Street, S. .um
Cumm~ingsburg, Georgetown on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 17:00' hours for the
following purposes:

1. To receive the Report of the Directors and the Auditors and to approve the Audited
Accounts for the year ended December 31 : 2006.
2. To re-elect Directors in accordance with the By-Laws.
3. To re-appoint theAuditors, Deloitte & Touche
And the following special business namely:
4. To consider and, if though ht fit? pass resolutions relati ng to:

0 IVsretSSfVice aareements providina for thei r remuneration; and
c Kemuneration ofAuditors to be set by toard

5. T~o c nider any other business that may be conducted at an Annual General

Only shareholders or their duly appointed proxies may attend
Please bring this notice to gain entry to the meeting.
An member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote
insta o im er.

A proxy need not be a member of the Company. The instrument appointing a proxy must
bear a $10 revenue stamp and be deposited at the registered Office of the' Company not
less than 14 days before the time for holding the meeting.

A proxy form is attached for use if desired. Any Corporation, which is a member of the
Company, may, by resolution of its Directors or other governing body. authorise such
person as it thinks fit to act as its representative at the meeting.

WinStort BraSSington
Company Secretary

Registered Office;
126 Barrack Street, Kingston,
Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
August 14, 2007.

SUNDAY CHRONICE' 'Atidcsf 26,'2007 "


took aspirin. The study was
published in a March 2005 is
sue of the New Englalnd Jour-
I al of Medicine.
The lead author of the
study, Emory.University neu-
rologist Marc Chimowitz, cau-
tioned that patients should
t heck with their physician be-
fore they stop taking Coumadin
or add aspirin to their daily regi-
liren. In the study, patients who
I ad previously suffered a
t troke because of fatty depos-
its in their arteries were ran-

domly given either Coumacdin
(warfarin) or high doses of as-
During the follow-up, about
one in five patients died from
circulatory problems, had an-
other stroke or suffered a brain
hemorrhage regardless of which
drug they took. But those tak-
ing Coumadin were more likely
to die. Nearly 10 percent of the
Coumadin patients died, com-
pared with four percent of those
who took aspirin.
The patients who took

Coumadin also had a higher
risk of major bleeding, heart
attack or sudden death, the
researchers said. The aspirin
dosage used in the study -
1,300 milligrams per day -
is higher than generally ree-
ommended for heart attack
and stroke prevention. It was
used because previous studies
indicated it was an effective
dose for this particular con-
dition. It's not clear whether
other doses would work as

(From page XX)

and men who have experienced
a previous heart attack or
strokie, as well as reducing the
risk of mortality in patients
with a suspected acute MI.
"The Women's Heath
Stuldy is the first large trial to
demonstrate a significant ben-
efit of aspirin in the primary
prevention of stroke, reinforc-
ing what we know of its effi-
cacy from secondary preven-
tion trials." said Dr Julie Buring,
principal investigator of the
"'Although not widely recog-
nized, women tend to suffer more
strokes than heart attacks as
compared to mlen, and thus these
prevention data for low-dose as-
pirin have important public
health implications," she added.
Additionally, the WHS fur-
ther supports aspirin's favor-
able benefit/risk profile. In fact,
while there was a small increase
in risk of overall gastrointesti-
nal (GI) bleeds associated with
aspirin use, there were noi sig-
nificant differences between as-
ptri an dp aeabt linribs1 e
or hemorrhagic stroke.
Do not take aspirin if you
have 3 or more alcoholic bever-
ages a day, stomach ulcers or
bleeding. Do not take two
weeks prior to surgery or den-
tal extractions. Discontinue if
you get nausea or an upset
stomach and see your physi-

cuAmericans safely consume
50 million aspirin tablets every-
day 15 billion a year. World-
wide, 100 billion tablets a year
are consumed. Americans swal-
low the tablets whole, the Brit-
ish prefer the aspirin dissolved,
Italians prefer them fizzy, and
the French prefer their aspirin
as suppositories-
Men who regularly took
aspirin had a 15 per cent lower
nisk of developing prostate can-
cer than non-users, and those
who took two or more pills a
day had 20 per cent less risk.
Many studies suggest that
aspirin can prevent colon can-
cer, but tests of it against hor-

mnone-fuelleed cancers such as
breast and prostatte have been
TIhe study involved 30,000
mlen aged 55 to 74 in the Pros-
tate, L~ung, Colorecial and Ova-
rian Cancer Screening Trial. a US
National Cancer Institute funded
experiment at 10 US sites.
When given to someone im-
mediately after a heart attack,
aspirin decreases death by -5%~.
Heart disease is the Number
1 killer of all American women
and men. but a recent study
shows it seems to be even dead-
lier if you're an African-Ameri-
ciln woman,
The Amterican Heart Associa-
tion study indicates that not only
are black women with heart dis-
ease more likely to dlie, they are
also being seriously undertreated
compared with white women.
Black mten also have higher rates
of prostate cancer.
Nearly 2,700 women with
heart disease were followed for
four years. The findings showed
African-American women are
twice as likely to have heart at-
tacks or die from the disease be-

riau hart de seoa Tme ar
also less likely to take aspirin or
ch~olesterol-lowering medicine to
prevent heart attacks.
Aspirin worked ats well as a
prescription drug that costs 10
times as much for prevention of
recurring strokes in blacks, accord-
ing: to a recent study. This study
has been described in detail in a
reA aM isu fthe ttonalof the
March 1999 was the 100th
anniversary of the patenting of
aspirin, the 20th century wonder
drug whose uses now go far bc-
yond the simple headache cure.
Along the way it has entered
works of literature, introduced us
to moving pictures and was
taken into space. Now its future
becomes more secure everyday.
The message that aspirin
should be used more widely is
not new, noted Steve Weisman,
PhD, head of global health care
products at Innovative Science
Solutions in Morristown, N.J.
"But it doesn't get the attention
it deserves." Dr. Weisman dis-

cussed the su~rvey findings at a
Fecb. 16 session of the ACPM's
Preventive Medicinc 2005 con-
ferecnce held in Washington,
In five large ralndomized tri-
als, aspirin was found to reduce
total coronary heart disease by
about 28%, he said. "It's pretty
clear there ar~e benefits for reduc-
ing myocardial events."
Aspirin reduces total coro-
nary heart1 disease by 28%0. The
U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force three years ago found suf-
ficient evidence for aspirin's
benefit to urge physicians to
discuss aspirin therapy with the
appropriate patients.
The American Heart Assn.
also recommends aspirin for
most patients who have had a
heart attack, unstable angina, is-
chemic stroke orf tralnsient is-
chemic attacks.
And new research pre-
sented at the Second Interna-
tional Conference on Women,
Hear-t Disease and Stroke rein-
forced the survey results by
finding fewer than half of
women with cardiovascular dis-
ease use aspirin.

from t e W e's Healthdndata
tive Observational Study, which
tracked nearly 100,000 post-
menopausal women, singling out
nearly 9,000 who had cardio-
vascular disease and should be
taking aspirin along with other
medications. They found that
only 4,101 (46%) of the women
with cardiovascular disease were

oand, amon te 72 wit edrapy
mented heart attacks, only 54%
reported using aspirin.
"ldcally, the percenltag:e of
women with a known history of
cardiovascular disease who take
aspirin should be above 90O,"
said lead atithor Jeffrey S.
Berger, MD, chief resident at
Beth Israel Medical Center in
New York.
Patients taking Coumadin to
prevent a stroke might be bet-
ter off taking common aspirin,
new research suggests. In a
study of 569 stroke patients
with narrowing of brain arteries,
those on Coumadin suffered a
higher death rate than those who

Welcome to the 4C66'h edition of
"Champioin Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes anid
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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a !i"1 thick 7" round on an ungreased cookie
sheet. Prick each with ~fork.

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ibrownl until golden brown. Carefully remove td
wire rack to cool. I

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2 cups flour
I teaspoon C'hrmprion BakinR Powder
1/ teaspoon1 baking~ soda
W teaspoon salt
Scup (1 stick) unsalted butter. softened
I cup sugar

2 eggs. at room temperatures
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium-larges very ripe banlanas (I cup
b cuip SOurl crelaml

1 cup butter (NO substitutes), soft
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cups flour *

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waxed paper to drape over the long sides. TIhis will make the baked bread a cinch~ to remuove anld thle
pain easy to cican. Set the pan aside. Sift to~gethler thle flour. Championt Bakingp Powrder making
soda. andi salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter using an electric mixer.
Giradlually add thle sugar, scraping down thle sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the eggs one at a
time. beating well after each addition. Next, add the vanilla extract and blend briefly. Set both,
bowls arside. Peel thle banatnas and place them in a separate bowl. Mash them with a fork or a potato
masher and measure out I cup. Add the sour creaml and stir to blend. Set th~e bowl aside. Using: a
wooden spoon, blend a third of the dlry mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Add the rest of th~e
ingredients in this order, stirring well after each addition: half of the banana mixture, half of the
remaining dry mixture, the rest of the banana mixtunre, the rest of the dry mixtulre. Scrape the batter
into the prepared pan and smtooth the top with a spoon. Bake on the center oven rack until a tester.
inserted deep into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 70 to 75 minutes. Transfer th~e bread
to a cooling rack and cool it in the pan f~or about 20) minutes. Using thle wanted paper, lift the bread
from the pan and place: it on the rack. Pull down the sides ofthe paper and allow the bread to cool
thorou~ghly before slicing. Makes I 0 or more servings.

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Hasselhoff wins libel damages

LONDON (Reuters) David Hiasselhouff accpepted "sulbstanr-
tial" libel damages from celebrity magaziner OK! on F'riday
over reports he was drunk and abusive at a Los Angeles night-
club after winning a custody battle for his daughters.
The award of; damnages at London's H~igh Courtl wals aga~inst
OK! publisher N irthern &e Shell Plc atnd Northern & Shell North
America Ltd, whiph publishes OK! Weekly magazine.
The court betird that in July, OK! ran an item which alleged ~ ~ l~~a
he hadbe ofli face" and "abusive" at the night clubh.
On the previous day OK! Weekly published a stor~y headed at
"Hasselhoff Celebrates Custody Win" which allegedly he "drank
champagne like it \vas water" from midnight until 2.00 a.m. ulR
"The truth is that the allegations are entirely f~alse," said,
Hlasselhoff's lawyer Simon Smith. .~
Both publications have agreed to print an apology, pay "sub- r -L
stantial damages" and reimburse the 55-year-old f'ormer Baywatch
star's legal costs. i
In a statement :issued outside the court afterwards, Hasselhoff`
said: "While thisishould not have happened in the first place I
am very pleased sk~ith the outcome of this case.
"In the past wthebever false reports about me have surfaced I J a
have done my best to ignore them. However, due to the com- l
pletely false allegations published by OK! magazine and others I
was encouraged this time by my children to take a stand."
Hasselhoff is~now a judge on the television contest show
"(America's Got Talent"'. He divorced his wife, Pamlela Bach, Y
43, in August -2006. They have battled for custody of daugli-
ters Taylor Ann, 17, and Hayley, 14. David Hasselhoff.

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from Arthur to Yerawadla jail in
Pune after few days. But if
sources are to be believed, this
would be Sanjay D~utt's last
night in Pune's prison

The battle is won, not the

Bollywood- After the verdict
on the 1993 bomb blasts case,
actor Sanjay Dutt was found
guilty and recently, sentenced
to a six year rigorous impris-
onment term. But from what
we have learnt from sources
close to the actor, his bail
plea has been accepted. "Af-
ter spending twenty days in
custody Sanjay Dutt has
managed to get; bail and
should be out by tomorrow",
says a source.
Dutt has been released on
bail by Chief Ju'stice K G
Balakrishnan till the TACA
court in Mumbai provides the
latter with a copy of the judg-
ment. After getting the copy of
the judgment, Sanjay will have
to surrender. Dutt will also have
to appear once in a week before
the nearest local police station.
And. after getting the copy of
the judgment, Dutt can apply
for regular bail.
IndiaFM checked with
Sanjay Dutt's lawyer Satish
Manshinde who conf~irmed the
news saying, "Yes, he has got
the bail". Ask him anymore on
the terms and conditions of the
hail andl he is quick to, comment,
"Let him come out first then we
can discuss everything. You're
naming a child before he is
However soiurcei add that
his passport has been seized
a.nd Sanju won't be a~llowed to
leave the country until further

D~utt was sentenced and im-
pr'isoned on 31st July and soon
after the verdict he was sent to

Bollywootd -Sanjay Dutt's
Bollywood pals are ecstatic that
he has been granted interim bail,
but alre praying' for him to be
freed permanently

Sanjay Gupta
It's a wonderful feeling,

which cannot be described in
words. But we still have got our
fingers crossed. I just pray that
God gives him the strength be_
cause though the battle has been
won, the war has not. I wish to i
give him a tight hug!

Esha Deol
I am really happy. He de-
served to be out and working.
He is a great human being. The
very fact that he is out proves
that God is by his side aInd that
he is God's child. For those who
feel otherwise, I would say each
to his own.

Indra Kumar
I aml o~n cloud nine. My
friend Sanjay has got relief and
that gives me immense relief' too.
I amn overjoyed. I pray that this
temporary relief' becomes per-
manent. Anybody and cycry
body in the industry have only
good words to say about him.
He has earned so mulch goodwill
only because of' the persoli he
is.H-e has gone through enough

Subhash Ghai
It's the result of the
prayers of millions that he
has got justice. My family
and I are extremely happy .
that now Sanju can breathe
easy and follow his father's
footsteps in serving the na- i
tion. He has been published
enough for his mistalkes. Now i
let him make his late father,
family anid nation proud of :
himt. I aml sure he will do that I


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Irom fail

LOS ANWGELES (Reuters) N~icole Richie was released
from jail Thursday after. serving 82 minutes of a four-
day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.
The reality show star, who checked into a women's jail
at 3:15 p.m., was released at: 4:37 p.m. "based on her sen-
tence and federal guidelines," Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Deputy Maribel Rizo said without elaborating.
Under a federal court m~agiste to manage jail overcrowd-
ing, arrestees sentenced to 3()days -ofless for a nonviolent
offense are usually released w thin 12 hours, the sheriff's de-
partment said in a statement.
Under the guidelines, Richie was "treated in the same man-
ner as other inmates with a similar sentence," the statement said.
Richie, 25, was original 'sentenced' to 96 hours in jail,
but that whas reduced to 90 hours because of time served
when she was arrested.
Richie arrived at jail with her attorney -Shawn Chapman
Holley and her boyfriend, Gded Charlotte singer Joel Mad-
den. Her time at the Century Regional Detention Facility was
spent getting booked, including: taking a mugshot and submit-
ting h~r fingerprints, Holley saida.
She didn't reach her jail cell.
"She was really treated like any other inmate," Holley
salid. "I think every inmate in her position, with that type of-
charge, would have been treated as she was."
Just hours before Richie did her time, Lindsay Lohan was
charged with seven misdemeanor drunken-driving and cocaine
charges for two arrests in the last four months. Attorney Blair
Berk arranged a plea bargain.and Lohan was sentenced to one
day in jail, 10 days of community service and must complete
a drug treatment program. She was also fined and placed on
36 months probation.
Richie served her 82 minutes at the county jail in subur-
ban Lynwood, the same place her "The Simple Life" co-star
Paris Hilton was housed for nearly three weeks after she was
convicted of driving on a suspended license while on proba-
tion for an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
Richie was arrested on Dec. 11, 2006, after witnesses re-
ported seeing her black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle
headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank. The California
Highway Patrol said they found her parked in the car pool lane.
Richie pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor DUI charge in
a deal with prosecutors that helped her avoid a potential year in
-jail because it was second driving-under-the-influence conviction.
Her first conviction was in 2003 for driving under the in-
fluence of alcohol.
Richie, the daughter of Lionel Richie, told authori-
ties after being arrested in December that she had smoked
marijuana and taken the prescription painkiller Vicodin,
a CHP officer said at the time. No drugs were found on