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ROME (Reuters) Italy's economy minister has
sparked uproar by offering "big babies" a tax break
* if they letgo of their mother's apron strings and
left home.
* More than a third of Italian men over the age of 30
live at home with their parents, a phenomenon blamed
on sky-high apartment rents and bleak job prospects

as much as a liking for mamma's cooking.
Economy Minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa offered to come
to the rescue with a 1,000 euro ($1,411) tax break for 20- and 30-
something Italians who;rent.
He said the move )vas aimed at "bamboccioni." which evokes
images of clumsy, overgrown male babies.
"We must send thole we call 'big babies' out of the house," the
minister told a Senate hearing on the 2008 draft budget.
"With the budget we'll help young people who don't marry
and still live with their parents get out of the house."
The comment was immediately condemned by politicians

from all shades of the political spectrum who said young Ital-
ians could hardly be blamed for a sputtering economy and
high rents.

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Guyana offers Bajans

land at US$5 per acre

Barbados' Mia Mottley pushes for investment here

GUYANA has offered to lease
Barbadians agricultural land
at US$5 or G$1000 per acre.
Deputy Prime Minister Mia
Mottley has reportedly said.
The Barbados Nation news-
paper said Mottley made the
declaration during the opening at
Medical Transcription Trainning
Centre in Barbados.

The Guvanese Govern-
ment indicated to us that the\
are prepared to offer Barbadians
and other CARICOM persons
long leases on agricultural land
for sums that are so small as
only to be described as nomi-
nal." she said.
"Fifteen acres of land on a
long lease can be made available

to us for as little as USS5 per
acre per year over a 50-year pe-
riod." she was quoted as sa \ing.
Mottlev led a 40-nmember
business delegation from Barba-
dos to Guyana for the just con-
cluded trade and investment ex-
position. GUYEXPO.
She said the offer from
Guyana offers "tremendous op-

radiosetsin Bxton
U. S s 0

The shot guns and other equipment found in Buxton.

portunities" to Barbadians.
"With Gu\ana as a critical
part of the Single Market and
Economin. |J\ e can] expand our
production base beyond these
166 square miles into the svast
territory of Gu\ ana.
"Gu\ana has virtually the
same land size as the United
Kingdom. Its population is 750
000. The United Kingdom is in
excess of 60 million." Mottley
However. she advised those
accepting the offer that it would
require a willingness to work
"You are not going to find
the same easy conditions neces-
sarily that you find here [in
Barbados]," she stated.
Mottley stated that with
"our capital and skills base", if
Barbadians invested in Guyana
it would return to being the
powerhouse it once was.
She said a meeting would be
held with a block committee, the
Ministry of Agriculture and lo-
cal farmers to see how best Bar-
badians could take advantage of
the opportunity.
She said there were also a
number of other opportunities
in Guyana.
"They want investment in
a number of enterprises from
their sawmills in order to up-
grade their technology. They
want to be able to expand
their database and we are
looking at the logistics of

Rice Board


Mahaicony Rice

Mills licences

- Failure to comply with weighing
regulations 'appalling'
THE Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) yesterday
announced that it has suspended the licences of the
country's largest exporter of rice -Mahaicony Rice Mills -
owing to its non-compliance with regulations for weigh-
ing paddy.
GRDB said the mill was given enough time to comply with
new regulations issued on April 28, 2007. The regulations make
it mandatory for scales with capacity in excess of two metric
tones to be fitted with an electronic display to show their weight
in kilogrammes.
"The GRDB and the Ministry of Agriculture see the in-
ability of this multinational group to speedily fix their scales
as quite appalling, and (seek) to assure the farmers that we will
continue to work diligently to ensure that they are always
treated with the greatest of respect and fairness." a GRDB re-
lease said.
The regulations were put in place following complaints by
farmers that they were unable to observe the accurate weighing
of their paddy. The Mahaicony Rice Mills has been the largest
buyer of farmers' paddy over the last few years.
According to the GRDB, the weighing regulations were put
in place to avoid subjectivity when an analog scale is used.
The GRDB said the mill "circumvented the system by plac-
ing a computer monitor in the scale room and manually entered
the weight on same."
The GRDB said discussions with the mill failed to get it in
compliance with the regulations.
"Rather, they are requesting that the law be amended to
facilitate their business as usual," GRDB stated, adding that
this forced it to suspend the manufacturers licences for their
milling operations.
"While this milling conglomerate is saying that it is
finding it difficult to comply with the changes in the law,
the smaller mills are at the same time taking steps to en-
sure that they meet these requirements," GRDB stated.

Shotguns, communication
sets and other equipment
were unearthed by the Joint
Services Operation Ferret
as it continued in the
Buxton backlands on the
East Coast Demerara yester-

About midday yesterday a
patrol in the Brushe Dam area
in, Buxton found two 12-gauge
shot guns, four hand-held radio
communication sets, a hand-
held radio scanner, 20 flares, one
ammunition pouch and a torch-
light in two bags under a tree

close to the Lamaha Conser-
The two shotguns which
were disassembled were
found in a black garbage bag
while the rest of the equip-
ment was found in a travel-
ling bag.

Coast, Guard rescues
f erenedhotg
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CARIFESTA competition winners

to be announced tomorrow

The Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport has an-
nounced that the winners of
CARIFESTA 2008 theme, logo
and song competitions held
on September 28 will be dis-
closed tomorrow.
Culture Minister Dr. Frank
Anthony, in an interview with

the Guyana Chronicle, said the
judges of the competition have
completed their task and the
theme, song and the design of
the logo will also be on display
next weekend for viewing by the
He disclosed that some 207
entries were received in the

theme, 57 in the logo and 15 in
the song competitions. Dr. An-
thony said that the theme and
logo contests had attracted par-
ticipation from several Carib-
bean territories.
The panel of judges for the

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The Guyana Defence Force
Coast Guard rescued the
five-man crew of the fish-
ing vessel ASHLEY 11, be-
ing held hostage by an-
other crew member some
seven miles north of the
Berbice river mouth on
The Coast Guard contin-
gent, based at New
Amsterdam, was informed of
the hostage situation by the
chairman of the Rosignol Fish-
eries Complex, Bisram
Sumwaru, and immediately de-
ployed to the area.
The contingent, com-

handed by Sub-Lieutenant
David Shamsudeen, and accom-
panied by Sumwaru, boarded
the vessel and took command
of it. A search of the vessel and
the crew was then conducted
and came up with a knife, a
cutlass and a 4-ft piece of steel
pipe, all of which were found
on the man holding the crew
It was learnt that the man
became enraged after smoking
marijuana and ordered the cap-
tain of the vessel to stop fish-
ing and to return to the wharf
so as to sell the catch without
the owner's knowledge.

The captain refused and a
scuffle ensued, resulting in the
captain suffering a broken arm
and another crew member be-
ing cut over his left eye.
The hostage-taker was
handed over to ranks at the
Blairmont Police Station, while
the captain and injured crew
member were taken to the New
Amsterdam Hospital for medi-
cal attention.
The Guyana Defence
Force Coast Guard came in
for resounding praise from
Berbice fishermen for its
prompt response and assis-
tance rendered.

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Shi'ite leaders seal

pact to curb violence

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Iraq's
two most powerful Shi'ite
leaders have signed their first
written agreement, pledging
to prevent bloodshed by work-
ing together to avoid confron-
tation, Iraqi officials said on
Supporters of fiery cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr and Abdul
Aziz al-Hakim's Supreme Iraqi
Islamic Council (SIIC) are
locked in a violent struggle for
control of the towns and cities
in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite
Political analysts fear the
struggle for dominance in the
southern regions, where U.S.
forces have little or no presence,
will intensify ahead provincial

elections expected next year.
"Sayyed Abdul Aziz al-
Hakim and Sayyed Moqtada
al-Sadr have agreed on the
necessity of preserving and
respecting Iraqi blood under
any condition," said the
agreement signed by Hakim
and Sadr and seen by Reuters
on Saturday.
Feuding between Iraq's
Shi'ites, Sunni Arabs and Kurds
has all but paralyzed Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki's gov-
ernment and prevented progress
on key reforms wanted by
The United States sent
30,000 more troops to Iraq this
year to try to halt sectarian vio-
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The number of civilian and
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front of the Parliament building during the presidential
election in Islamabad October 6,2007. REUTERS/Mian


sweeps vote
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pakistani military ruler Pervez
Musharraf won most votes in a presidential election on
Saturday but he must wait for the Supreme Court to con-
firm the legality of his bid before being declared the win-
His landslide in an election largely boycotted by the oppo-
sition was widely expected. Members of the two-chamber par-
liament and four provincial assemblies voted for president.
The ruling coalition's majority ensured that Musharraf beat
two rival candidates. However, his fate will not be known until
October 17 at the earliest when the Supreme Court is due to
consider whether he was eligible to stand while still army chief.
Doubts over the final outcome have added to uncertainty
in the nuclear-armed Muslim country entering a transition pe-
riod from military to civilian rule which will culminate in a na-
tional election due by mid-January.
In the two houses of parliament, Musharraf won 252 of
257 votes cast. His closest rival, Wajihuddin Ahmed, won two
votes, while three votes were rejected, Chief Election Commis-
sioner Qazi Muhammad Farooq told the National Assembly.
U.S. ally Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999, won
most votes in the provincial assemblies and finished with 384 elec-
toral college votes out of 702, according to a Reuters tally.
"It's a very historic day," Musharnaf told a news conference.
"This is the first step towards the final phase of tran-
sition back to an absolutely normal government system,"
he said, referring to the vote and a promise to quit the army
by November 15 and be sworn in as a civilian leader.

Myanmar door ajar to
junta-Suu Kyi talks
YANGON (Reuters) The door to talks between Myanmar's
ruling generals and detained democracy leader Aung San Suu
Kyi appeared to be ajar on Saturday as Western powers piled
pressure on the junta to begin a dialogue with the opposition.
Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for De-
mocracy (NLD) who initially rejected the junta's offer of talks as
unrealistic, said it could clear the way for discussions about discus-
"We can say it is a significant improvement on the past situa-
tion. They have never committed themselves to talking to her," Nyan
Win said.
Senior General Than Shwe, who outraged the world by sending
in soldiers to crush peaceful monk-led demonstrations last week,
offered direct talks if Suu Kyi abandons "confrontation" and her
support for sanctions and "utter devastation."
Myanmar analysts caution against optimism as hopes of
change in the past have been dashed so often in 45 years of
military rule, punctuated by the army killing 3,000 people in
crushing an uprising in 1988.

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Ken Valley, in a strongly-
worded letter to his political
leader Prime Minister
Patrick Manning, has called
on the PM to accept his en-
dorsement by PNM's screen-
ing committee and stop im-
posing his bias against his se-
lection as the party's candi-
date for the seat in the No-
vember 5 general election.
Valley, the incumbent PNM
parliamentary representative for
Diego Martin Central, was re-
jected as the candidate after he
was screened on September 27.
On Thursday, a new nomi-
nee-Dr Amery Browne, head
of the National Aids Co-
ordinating Council-was
screened at Balisier House.
The issue of Diego Martin
Central was expected to be re-
solved yesterday, ahead of
today's presentation of candi-
dates by the ruling PNM at
Woodford Square, Port-of-
"In the circumstances, I re-
spectfully call upon you as po-
litical leader to accept, in this
particular instance, the recom-
mendation of the screening
committee and not to seek to
impose your stated predisposi-
tion against my selection," Val-
ley stated.
"In doing so, you shall be
seen to be acting in accor-
dance with the highest demo-
cratic principles in giving ef-
fect to the wishes of the con-
Valley. in the letter sent to
Manning on Thursday, said de-
spite him having his candidacy
endorsed by the screening com-
mittee, a new nomination was
"I now fear that your nega-
tive predisposition to me, aris-
ing out of your stated intention
to cause me to be disciplined.

will likely operate to prejudice
the selection process as
predescribed by the constitution
unfairly." he said.
"Further, it has become
apparent that this negative
predisposition has already.
operated to my detriment in
that you, as political leader,
rejected my nomination not-
withstanding the fact that I
received the support of the
vast majority of members of
the selection committee and
the unopposed nomination
from my constituency execu-
tive," Valley added.
He has asked that Manning
respond to him before a final
decision was taken on the can-
didacy issue, adding that if one
was not forthcoming, he would
take the issue up with the
party's general council.
He has also asked that any
final decision be deferred, pend-
ing a resolution of the issue and
the general council's interpreta-
tion of Article 23 of the PNM's
Article 23
"Whether under the con-
stitution the political leader
ought, in circumstances
where he has demonstrated a
negative predisposition with
respect to a nominee, be
obliged in the interest of fair-
ness and in accordance with
Article 2 (10) thereof, to ac-
cept the recommendation of
the majority of the mem-
bers of the screening com-
mittee with respect to that
nominee and to act in accor-
dance with that recommen-

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recent success in attaining the highest marn-k n e
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child. who were slaughtered in
the east Kingston community of
Rockifort during the wee hours
of Friday.
Miss W'illiams and her
daughter were at home. when
heavily-armed gunmen invaded
the tenement yard in which they
had been living for the past de-
cade. The men kicked down the
door to their room.
Based on the evidence at the
scene, it appears that both
women were hiding under a bed
when the men made their way
inside the house. They lifted the
bed. picked up Christina's three-
month-old baby and placed her
on another bed. They then
sprayed the mother and daugh-
ter with bullets.
Their deaths were a reprisal
for a triple murder, less than a
half mile away on Norman Cres-
cent. which had occurred about
an hour earlier. The victims in
that incident were four-month-
old Rana-Jay Hurd and her par-
ents, Marlon Hurd. 27. and
Shaineta Smith, 18.
The Gleaner understands
that the tenement yard in which

the couple and their young child
lived was targeted b\ men from
another section of the commlu-
nity. It is alleged that the killers
did not care whom they caught.
"Marlon nuh talk to no-
body and dem gone with
Marlon." Jennifer Adamson, his
mother, said.
Sitting in a chair on the ve-
randah where her son had been
seated with his friends playing
dominoes just hours before, she
recounted the events leading up
to his death.
"Me hear shots a fire and
me jump up out a me sleep."
she said, sobbing uncontrolla-
bly. "Ten minutes after me
hear me 19-year-old son cry
out and seh something hap-
pen to Marion. When me go
in deh me see Marion on the
bed, me draw weh the baby
from underneath the mother's
arm and the uncle carry the
baby Children (Bustamante
Children's Hospital). The
baby dead a Children and
Marion dead inna him cousin
arm in a him room."
Meanwhile, sitting beside

Miss Adanmson. Dawn Morris -
mother of Shaineta Smith \\as
rocking back and forth as she
held her stomach as if it \\as
hurting her. But this time it was
not a stomach-ache but the pain
of losing her first born.
She said she heard of her
daughter's death early yesterday
mI o r n i n g
"Puchie (Shaineta) was a
quiet person, a don't know of
her in no mix up with no-
body." she said. shaking her
head. "A yesterday she go look
bout a work. A me first grand-
child, if dem could even just
spare the baby. not even spare
the baby."
She added: "Me come
and see her (the baby) curl
up in the bed same way, she
don't even know what tek
p 1 a c e
Following the death of
Miss Williams and her daugh-
ter, it is believed that the per-
sons involved in the Norman
Crescent triple murder, killed
70-year-old Joan Richardson
and her nine-year-old grand-
son, Mutombo Thomas.

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Fax: 227-5208
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Georgetown, Guyana


a rice tiff

GUYANA'S LATEST row with Jamaica over its rice mar-
ket in that CARICOM partner state has once again ex-
posed the lingering contradictions within our Community
that so often surface when a trade problem arises.
For all the frequent hand-on-heart claims of commit-
ment to CARICOM, the unpleasant reality is that there
are decision-makers who are yet to overcome the incli-
nation to rush into foreign markets for commodities
that are available and competitive from
Community producers.
Guyana has had problems before with Jamaica over
its supply of rice-one of this nation's major exports-
and much earlier with Trinidad and Tobago. But.the lat-
est tiff with Jamaica underscores the necessity for re-
straint by Community partners to buy 'foreign' what is
available within the 'CARICOM family'.
This would be consistent with the expressed official
policy by member states to strengthen the single
market component as we together move forward to the
realisation of a seamless regional economy.
The current dispute over Guyana's supply of rice to
Jamaica has resulted from that country's Minister of In-
dustry, Commerce and Investment, Karl Samuda, giving
the nod for importation of some 4,000 tonnes of rice from
the American state of Louisiana to avoid, he said, a
threatened shortage of this commodity and to protect lo-
cal consumers.
It is commendable for any government to protect the
interest of its consumers against feared shortages of
widely consumed products, in this case rice. Question is
why the seeming alacrity to buy rice from Louisana with-
out any serious effort to clarify whether indeed Guyana
is likely to default on its arrangement to supply the com-
As told by Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud,
there was absolutely no truth about Guyana being un-
able to honour its rice export commitment to Jamaica.
"At no time," he said in a report in last Friday's Ja-
maica Observer, "did we receive any request for rice that
we could not supply. Further, at no time were any re-
quests made by the Jamaica Government for a waiver
of the CET (Common External Tariff)" to facilitate impor-
tation from a third country, in the particular case USA.
Minister Samuda, on the other hand, has argued that
he had received information of Guyana's inability to make
shipments of rice in time due to a "shortage of output
from farms in Guyana...."
That was simply incredible for the Guyana Minister
of Agriculture to accept since the record would show that
this country's rice exports to Jamaica were not only reli-
able but, he said, "in excess of 10,000 tonnes more than
the corresponding period for 2006...."
There are implications for member states that violate
the CARICOM Treaty as well as mechanisms for disputes
settlement extending, ultimately, right up to the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ).
Fortunately, neither Jamaica nor Guyana appears in-
clined to aggravate the problem arising from the confu-
sion over likely default in supply by Guyana. The oppor-
tunity for a mature response to resolve the problem will
arise at this week's "Caribbean Conference on Agricul-
ture" in Kingston at which Minister Persaud will be in at-
He and Commerce and Industry Minister Samuda
would be expected to meet and settle the problem in a
spirit consistent with an assumed shared commitment to
make CARICOM's single market work in the interest of
regional integration and the welfare of the Community's




unfair picture
It is good to know that my letter attracted a response from
Dave Martins which makes me wonder whether it is the popu-
lar Dave Martins from the Trade Winds. Nevertheless, I do.
agree with him that negativity sells and that bad news is good
news in the news business.
However, for many of the newscasts and papers worldwide,
while they report on the tragedies and latest happenings, they also
highlight positive events in their respective countries. My letter
never urged Stabroek News to carry only positive events on its
front pages or even in the first half of the paper. But what is de-
pressing is that nothing positive is ever carried on a daily basis and
that for me discloses an agenda with a negative motive.
While looking to sell the paper, the media house still has a sense
of national duty to its country to help in whatever way to pro-
mote good relations among the people and aid in whatever way it
can to the development of that country. This could be put simply
as a sense of patriotism.
I agree that it is within the purview of the Editorial staff to
decide what goes into the papers and what should be sent to the
trash and that would be in line with working to ensure that the
paper sells and that they are able to keep their employees in pay.
However, one cannot close one's eyes to everything that is hap-
pening in his surroundings and say nothing good is happening here
and thereby label the entire country as a 'hellhole' for want of a
better word.
It is dishonest, and anti-national to say nothing good is hap-
pening because you prefer to play up the negatives and then say
that Government is doing nothing to make Guyana a better place.
Over the years we have seen so many developments. Guyana for
this year alone has hosted two major events and will be hosting yet
another in a few days' time. How could it be that nothing good is
happening when our people have so much more now?
I feel that the picture being painted about our dear Guyana by
the Stabroek News is unfair and although the newspaper would look
out for its interest it also serves the people and as such has a re-
sponsibility to them.
Bad news sells but it also frustrates. The good little sto-
ries stuck in the middle pages of the newspaper will work won-
ders not only for the locals, but will show others at least a
little bit of the real picture rather than have them dumbstruck
when they venture to these shores. The surprise would indeed
be a nice one when people come here with dread and can ex-
perience a sense of ease at the reality. But it would be better
to paint the right picture so that more people would be en-
couraged to visit and aid in the development process of our

What's Rickford

Burke talking about?
Mr. Rickford Burke, what are you talking about the army be-
ing loyal to the country?
Of course the army is ALWAYS loyal to the country and pro-
tects the people of the country. However, the army serves UN-
DER the government of the day and does what the Government
asks, not what it (the annmy) decides for itself. In that way it works
in a dispassionate way.....it does not decide who to protect.
In reality, any country that attacks Guyana will bomb the
stuffings out of the army. So while people would want to pre-
tend that they are powerful because they have an army, the
realistic scenario is that the armed forces of Guyana are not
operationally capable of defending Guyana's vast borders.


A waste of

If companies in Guyana are going to spend money to create
elaborate websites to display their products and services to
their customers one would expect to actually see those prod-
ucts and know how much they cost. The Giftland Officemax
website is a very innovative and excellent website; however in
the menu for the display of various categories of the items
they sell, one is greeted with the phrase, "there are no prod-
ucts to list in this category".
If there are items shown then many of them do not have price
tags; instead it says, "$0.00". There are 'dead ends' on most cat-
egories on the Giftland menu. I must complement them for allow-
ing the public to shop from their website, however, how are they
going to shop if they cannot see the items being displayed not to
mention their prices?
The Street Styles Boutique website has the same problems.
There are no price tags and more 'dead ends'. And I am sure there
are many other Guyanese- based websites that have similar trends.
Again I ask the question that why so many companies and or-
ganizations spend money to bring websites online if they will not
be updating these sites on a regular basis?
For example, the Bureau of Statistics website (when I checked)
was last updated on September 11. That's no problem. That date
is not very long ago. However, with a websitc giving statistical in-
formation to the nation, one would expect it to be constantly up-
dated with newer data each week. 1 just visited the Ministry of
Education's website earlier this week for some data for one of my
letters, and discovered that it was last updated seven years ago!
And this is the website which deals with the public education sys-
tem in Guyana .
It would be helpful for website administrators to put some-
where on the website the last date and time the site was been up-
I've seen so many websites being launched in high style in the
past couple of months, only to be left in the same state in which
they were launched, with no prospects of being updated and fre-
It's just a waste of cyber- space if you ask me.



ii ii xic dr~" ug.srrbitz 'success'

(BBC News) Startling figures
released this week by the
United States drugs tsar have
hinted at progress in the
battle against drugs.
First, the price of cocaine in
37 cities across the United
States has risen sharply since
March. In some cases it's up by
Second, the purity of co-
caine has dropped by 11% over
the same period, indicating the
dealers are diluting their dwin-
dling stocks to stretch it further
and meet demand.
Both figures were released
by John Walters. the top White
House official in charge of anti-
drug efforts.
"'After 25 years of cocaine
coming into the United States.
there has never been the kind of
disruption of this magnitude for
this long." Mr Walters said.
Ninety percent of cocaine
entering the US comes through

Mr Walters was quick to
praise the efforts of the Mexi-
can authorities who have. in the
past year, taken the fight to the
cartels that supply the sought-
after white powder.
Since taking office last De-
cember. President Felipe
Calderon of Mexico has sent
nearly 30,000 troops and federal
police across his country to
battle the drug gangs and disrupt
their activities.
After much early scepti-
cism. this approach now seems
to be working.
As well as the apparent re-
ductions in the quantities of co-
caine making it over the border
major traffickers, like the
Arrellano Felix brothers who rain
the Tijuana cartel, have been ai-
rested and jailed.
Then there was the arrest
last week of the woman know n
as the Queen of the Pacific.

Sandra Avila Bellran. She is al-
leged to be the mastermind be-
hind the Sinaloa cartel.
There could be more good
news soon. Mexico and the
United States are finalising a deal
that could pump up to a billion
dollars into Mexico to equip and
train its police force to be even
more effective.
Yet Mexico is also paying a
price for this battle to keep
American cities starved of co-
The move to crush the car-
tels unleashed a brutal under-
world war. It has left as many
as 2.000 people dead this year.
including about 60 police com-
manders. 22 soldiers and 160
police officers.
And a trade that once by-
passed Mexico is taking root
here as well.
The cartels have opened up
local markets to avoid risking
the improved border security

and to take advantage of grow-
ing Mexican affluence.
Crack cocaine and Ice (as
methamphetamine is known),
unheard of 10 years ago. are now
the sought-after narcotics by
thousands of Mexicans.
The government has been
so alarmed by the trend it has
just started a programme to test
all high school students for
As if to underline the con-
tinued threat, a plane carrying
nearly four tons of cocaine
crashed last week in south-east-
ern Mexico. a sign that the flow
of drugs has not yet been com-
pletely staunched.
Mr Walters says the great-
est benchmark for success was
the smashing of the "French
Connection" in the 1970s.
That was the breaking up of

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007

Warnings of Bruce Goldini

Many questions on

Jamaica PM's stand

By Rickey Singh

ON THE EVE of hosting last
week's special two-day meet-
ing of CARIFORUM leaders
and top officials of the Euro-
pean Union (EU) on a pro-
posed Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with Eu-
rope, Jamaica's new Prime
Minister Bruce Golding gave
a surprisingly insensitive
warning to this country's
Caribbean partners.
Both the nature of the warn-
ing and the platform used to de-
* liver it have implications for the
kind of relationship that
Golding's Jamaica Labour Party
(JLP) administration may be in-
clined to pursue within the
councils of the 15-member Car-
ibbean Community
(CARICOM) and the wider
CARIFORUM grouping with
-the EU that includes the Do-
minican Republic and Cuba.
In addressing a gathering of
businesspeople at the American
Chamber of Commerce of Ja-
maica (AmCham) Speaker's Fo-
rum Luncheon last Tuesday, Mr
Golding. who is yet to complete
even his first month in office as
the.country's eighth Prime
Minister, warned, according to
last Wednesday's 'Observer':
"Jamaica's Caribbean
neighbours against falling prey
to countries wishing to capital-
ise on the breakdown in prefer-
ential arrangements with the
region's traditional trading part-
"We (party and govern-
ment) have seen signs already in
this region to suggest that we
have good reason to be con-
cerned, that once that vacuum is
created, once that kind of help-
ing hand (the trade preferences)
on which we have been able to
rely for so long is no longer-
there...other forces may want to
seek to fill.and, within our re-
gion. right now there are forces
at work...."
He did not identify. "the
forces" he felt compelled to
warn Jamaica's.Caribbean part-
ners against: There was, never-
theless, no doubt about the pri-
mary 'force' he had in mind and
as guessed in the Observer's
news report-Venezuela.
Its controversial President
Hugo Chavez is currently
systematically using his nation's
oil wealth to forge partnership
alliances among Caribbean and
Latin American states that have
further aggravated the George
Bush administration as Venezu-
elan economic influence spreads
in the hemisphere.
In his anxiety to make use
of the AmCham platform to
telegraph his perceived "danger
alert" about "forces seeking to
undermine relations with "tradi-
tional trading partners". Mr
Golding may have overlooked
the fact that he was hardly pro-
jecting a neutral profile to chair
the CARIFORUM/EU meeting
for which arrangements were
then under way in Montcgo Bay.
It may not have been his in-

tention, but impartial observers
would have noted that Golding
was evidently more
concerned about perceived
"forces of danger" waiting to
fill "the vacuum" of disappeared
trade preferences.
Instead, that is, of joining
with others in the Caribbean, as
well as the wider 79-member
African, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) group. to warn the EU of
the implications of what
Shridath Ramphal
had poignantly described last
week as "cooker-pressure" po-
litical tactics to rush this region
into an Economic Partnership
Agreement that fits Europe's
There was also the related
issue of significance at that
AmCham event.that may have
further contributed to concerns
about the "ideological kite"
Prime Minister Golding chose
to fly.
Unprovoked by any media
reporting, as far as I am aware,


There's a reason why gen-
eral elections are called the
silly season.
It is a time when politician's
lose their heads, their common
sense, their wisdom and their
ability to think straight and
clear, and resort to downright
low-ball tactics to score cheap
political points.
It seems elections bring out
the worst in politicians grand-
standing, pandering, exaggerat-
ing, mudslinging and delivering
confusing and contradictory
A lot of that is already hap-
pening in the campaign in the
run-up to the Trinidad and To-
bago general elections on No-
vember 5.
I know politicians, tend to
bend, twist. turn and curve their
platform language during the
build-up to the elections. But
sometimes one can't help but
wonder whether those who are
aspiring for office and want our
votes'really think they can con-
vince us with their hogwash at
least those of us who are the
fence-sitters and are not swayed
by the base tribal politics.
Case in point: Prime Min-
ister Patrick Manning. who's
seeking his third stint in govern-
ment office. doesn't see what's
the point of having a .commis-
sion of inquiry into the 1990
coup attempt.
His reason? That people
would not be'able to remember
details of the attempted coup by
the Jamaat al Muslimeen led by
Yasin.Abu Bakr. Their memory
would be clouded, he said.
Yet. this very same man got
up on a political platform a few
weeks ago to tell the country

Golding thought it necessary to
tell his audience that the foreign
policy of his JLP administra-
tion, "especially as it relates to
the United States. has not
changed in sixty years...." (Ja-
maica Observer, October 3).
Such deep friendship, such
wonderful ties, undisturbed
over six decades, may be a re-
markable feature for JLP poli-
cies and programmes.
I know of NO government,
no rulifig or opposition party
within CARICOM, either of
the assumed conservative or lib-
eral ideological school (leftwing
is no longer in vogue), to have
even vaguely suggested that the
JLP change its relations with the
USA-whether under the cur-
rent George Bush administration
or whatever is to come after the -
2008 presidential and congres-
sional elections.
Nor, for that matter has
ANY government of our Com-
munity-to which Prime Min-
ister Golding has reaffirmed

Jamaica's commitment-is
known to have said or done
anything to warrant the JLP
leader's warning against rela-
tions with "forces" manoeuvring
to "fill the vacuum" being cre-
ated with expected end to vari-
ous traditional trade prefer-
So why this agitation.
this surprising flutter by Mr
Golding in waiving of his
party's unwavering ties with
Uncle Sam-irrespective of ad-
ministrations in Washington-
and, simultaneously. warning all
and sundry to be on guard
against his perceived disruptive
force in our region-the naming
of which courage failed him to
It could not have been a
warning to any extra-regional
country or "force" that he
thinks is moving to "disturb the
,business environment of the re-
gion". But within the Greater
Caribbean there is currently just
one country to which Golding's

warning could be directed-
Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
If the argument is restricted
to Venezuela which, within re-
cent years, has entered into vari-
ous bilateral and multilateral
concessional trade and economic
pacts with CARICOM states.
then the Jamaica Prime Minis-
ter should at least be aware
of discussions held and agree-
ments signed by the previous
People's National Party admin-
For a start, the pact that
was initialled by President
Chavez and former Prime Min-
ister P.J.Patterson at the Ritz
Carlton in Rose Hal in January
2006 when Jamaica became the
first.signatory to the unique
Venezuela-initiated PetroCaribe
project of 2005.
If there is anything flawed
in the aid and trade agreements
signed between the Chavez ad-
ministration and that of the
PNP which ended with the re-
cent September 3. general elec-

tion. then instead of eniotional
ideological kite-flying and
warnings to other "sovereign
states" of this region, Mr
Golding should do the politi-
cally correct thing by speaking
specifically to what's wrong or
perceived to be wrong in cur-
rent Jamaica-Venezuela rela-
He has no mandate to offer
pubic warnings to ANY govern-
ment of this region currently
linked in CARIFORUM/EU
negotiations for an Economic
Partnership Agreement with Eu-
rope that seeks to phase out tra-
ditional trade preferences.
This column was being
written while Friday's
CARICOM/EU meeting was
still in session in-Montego
Bay. Therefore, like other in-
.terested nationals across our
region, I am anxiously look-
ing forward to be informed
about the outcome of that
meeting, chaired by Mr
- "warning" Golding.

season upon us

that Winston Dookeran. the
leader of the Congress of the
People (COP), wanted to form
a government of national unity
on behalf of the Jamaat and had
approached his People's Na-
tional Movement (PNM).
He alluded that Dookeran
was an agent of the Jamaat al
Muslimeen during the coup at-
tempt and that his People's
National Movement (PNM)
didn't want to be a part of any
Jamaat government.
This, from Mr. Manning,
who is Chairman of the Secu-
rity Council of the country -
and the regional spokesman on
security matters in the Carib-
bean Community.
How could he trivalise a se-
rious issue as this, accusing the
political leader of another party"
of engaging iq treasonous activi-
ties and yet no charges were
laid against Mr. Dookeran, if
what the prime minister claims
is true.
It's interesting too, that Mr.
Bakr. -who is facing terrorist and
treason charges over statements
he made in an Eid sermon, de-
clared that if he is pushed, he
would tell all about the involve-
ment of the PNM in the coup
Strangely. Mr. Manning has
dropped this issue like a hot
The next bit of nonsense
that has been emerging is the
veiled attempts by the parlia-
mentary opposition party. the
United. National Congress
(UNC) to seek unity with the
UNC' Deputy Political
Leader Jack Warner. a man not
very consistent with truth and

conviction, has-even gone a step
further to threaten death to
Dookeran if there's no unity.
Unity or death, he demanded
from the political platform.
In this day and age, when
people are being killed forjust
stepping on another person's
toes or having a drink spilled on
someone Warner in response
to the media which rightfully
picked it up as a serious issue -
said he meant in the same con-
text of being hungry and could
eat a horse.
UNC's Chairman Basdeo
Panday has also hot shown any
.seriousness in his call for unity
with the COP as he keeps re-
ferring to the party as a
So, it's this kind of silliness
that is taking place on th pl'at-
form and over the next month
until the elections, the political
platforms will be all about gos-
sip, trivia and irrelevance.
The elections this year have
taken a new dimension as the
Internet is also being used as a
political tool.
As part of the silly season,
pranksters are putting up on
wordpress web-sites, a "secret"
web-blog on Mr. Manning and
an "extra secret" web-blog on
Panday on the inner thoughts of
these two leaders.
They're also featured on
facebook.com where ordinary
voters and non-voters can take
jabs at them.
But there are serious issues
that need to be debated in the
country: issues that need a good
airing on the political platforms.
So far. the only political
party that has been raising is-
sueo and trying to keep their

platform from sliding down into
the gutter politics is the COP.
1 have heard their plans for
resuscitating "agriculture and
linking it to sustainable jobs and
reduction in poverty particu-
larly in-the neglected rural areas;
their multi-pronged approach on
dealing with crime and how they
intend to manage the economy.
They've also introduced a
team of experienced top secu-
rity officers" in the police and
army to deal with the issue of
But I also want to hear
more about what parties intend
to do for the rural communities
to bring them in line with devel-
opment of the urban areas; their
plans for dealing with drug and
alcohol addiction among youth
and getting villagers in the rural-
communities excited about be-
coming part of the productive
capacity. of the country.
Apart from their plans for
the economy and social issues,
I also want to hear -from the
politicians in all the parties that
they will refrain from appoint-
ing their wives, husbands and
relatives to cushy positions in
the government or giving out
multi-million dollar contracts to
relatives and that all government
contracts will be vigorously
screened before being awarded.
I've always been amazed
that the incumbent prime min-
ister could have appointed his
wife, Hazel as Education Min-
ister and gotten away with it.
with hardly a whimper from the
public. Neither did the public
react when the prime minister
agreed to give his son a multi-
million dollar contract to run a
basketball league

've also seen where fathers
and husbands of government
ministers are given top jobs and
contracts and yet, little or no re-
action from members of the
It could only happen as
one radio commentator here
says in a two-by-four copn-
try. A. banana republic, a third
world, a breeding ground for cor-
ruption and sleaze.
This time around, whether
the PNM, UNC-Alliance or the
COP wins the election, I sin-
cerely hope that the politicians
would respect the electorate by
taking decisions that are in the
broadest interest of the country
and not in the interest of creat-
ing more wealth for themselves
and their families.
Digressing a bit I admit to
feeling'some pity for Opposi-
tion Leader Kamla Persad-
Bissessar, a bright and articulate
woman, who has again been
sidelined by the UNC having
once again been relegated to the
position of bridesmaid and
never the bride.
Having carried the UNC
through orne of its darkest days
and giving some -hope to de-
pressed supporters'when Mr.

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The word conflict comes from-
the Latin word 'conflictio'
which means altercation. The
reality of this human exist-
ence is that conflict is some-
thing that will always be a
part of our lives. Once we are
in relationships with other
human beings, conflict is in-
evitable; in marriages, work-
places, communities, reli-
gious, social and political
There are different reasons
why conflict emerges in any
group. For example different
goals, values, misunderstanding
or misrepresentation of those
goals, misunderstanding of a
situation and unmet needs are.
all contributors to conflicL

All conflict is not destruc-
tive. As a matter of fact, some
conflicts are very productive, in
that they provide opportunities
for views to be expressed, thus
bringing other perspectives to a,
process. Many persons shy
away from conflict, fearing that
it will escalate into something
unpleasant. Not so. Some con-
flicts, especially those that are
of an intra-organisational nature,
can be very productive.
The conflicts that must be
avoided, however, are those that
are protracted and wear away at,
one's mental, emotional and
even economic resolve and re-
Permit me to share with
you some very useful Rp-.

preaches in resolving conflict in
your-everyday interactions.
Firstly, it is important that
you uncover the underlying or
hidden goals or beliefs .Lcgk
beneath the conflict. A dispute
really may be about hidden per-
haps even unconscious, beliefs
and values. So do not accept
conflicts at face value, dig
deeper, there is always some
underlying element to consider.
Next, you must determine
the facts. Fact-finding is essen-
tial to resolving conflict, for of-
ten conflicts are generated by
misperceptions or misunder-
standing of the facts. Take time
to get the facts.
Thirdly, you. must be sen-
siuse to the other person's po-

sition or perspective. You are
not the only one with a per-
spective. See the conflict
through the other person's eyes.
Resolving conflict is partially
empathising with the other, un-
derstanding his- frame of refer-
ence. and being willing to nego-
Finally, state the other
person's argument and demands.
Miscbmmunication and
misperception can play a major
role in prolonging a conflict.
Conflict over the status quo is
a breakdown of what people
and groups want, can and will
do. It is a balancing of different
powers. To make peace, then, is
to achieve a balance of powers
- an nterlocking of mutual in-

terests. capabilities, and wills.
The means to accelerate or
facilitate this process must
therefore be focused directly on
the balancing of these elements
or the conditions influencing
them. These means are diverse
and involve a number of consid-
In the context of Guyana,
we are a society that has over
the years endured conflict in ev-
ery form and magnitude.
Maybe the severity of these
conflicts has not reached the
magnitude like in many other
countries, but it is undeniable
that we are a society familiar
with conflict.
.It isalso a safe conclusion
that conflict will always be

with us. Our responsibility
therefore is to find ways and
means of resolving those situ-
ations that keep us fighting
each other, whether it is
along racial, or political
lines, for the advancement of
the common cause.of nation-

DNA hopefor Argentina's missing

(BBC News) Argentina is col-
lecting' blood samples taken
from relatives-of people. who,
disappeared -during their
country's military dictator-
ship from 197,-1983. :
Officials plan to collect
some 3,600 specimens which
will be sent to the US.

Officials hope DNA from-i
the blood will help identify
about 600 bodies which hhave
,- been found in recent years. -,
Up to 30.000 people are
said to have been killed or. dis-
appeared in Argentina' "'dirty
war" when the military regime;
persecuted opponents.


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Human rights groups say
that the DNA gathering plan.
w ) ould allow aging relative to-
.ptay a vital pan in the hunt-far,.
the miising, even after they die
themselves. .
"Part of the anguish one
perceives fronmthe mothers and
the fathers of the disappeared is
that they may die and fear that
could hinder the identification
process," Eduardo .Luis
Duhalde, Argentina's human
rights secretary, said.


(From page two)

competimtons, he added included
.several well-known- personali-
ties of the arts, and were drawn
from the University of Guyana,
the National Art Gallery, the
Guyana Police and Defence.
Force among other agencies.
Meanwhile, the Ministry
has formed.a number of sub-
committees to oversee the man-
Sagement of several areas of
CARIFESTA, including the
symposia, theatre andthe visual
. and culinary arts. According to
f Minister Anthony these groups
have commenced work and he is
awaiting feedback from them
on the progress they have made.
The Ministry has also
launched CARIFESTA chapters
in the United States of America
and the United Kingdom, and is
finalising arrangements for the

"This project will try to
Sbrifig them:some peace, so. they
can know.-that, although they
,,may no longer be here physi-
cally, elements will exist allow-
m ing uksioidentif. whatever re-
mains are found," Mr Duhalde
The scheme. is the latest
in a series of moves by the
government of Nestor
Kirchner to try to deal with
the events of the military

ompetItio ..

Establishment of a chapter:in.
The US chapter is headed .
- Sof the University of Ohio, while
professor David Dabydeen is
spearheading the UK chapter.
The minister expressed satis-
faction with the efforts that-have
been made so far in preparation
for the 10 day cultural gala which
will beheld in August 2008 at sev-
eral venues here, including the
Guyana National Stadium, the
National Culture Centre, .the The-
atre Guild and the National Park.
This Wednesday, Minister
Anthony will present a report
on the state of Guyana's
preparation for the hosting of
the 10th CARIFESTA to Cul-
ture and Youth Ministers of
the Caribbean at a COSAD
meeting at Le Meridian Pe-.
gasus in Georgetown.

US$130M 'physic nut'...
(From page three)
in the Guyana Chronicle, Director of NARI Dr. Oudho
Homenauth, said the potential for Jatropha as a plantation-type
crop and.the increase of agricultural activities in the Intermedi-
ate.Sayannahs is foreseeable in the near future.
"Due to the nature-of the Jatropha plant to thrive on-very
dry clnnale with only 250 niillimetres per annum and less fer-
utle soil lypeS, theInstiute.has already received proposal
from a pnvoate in estor to .commence collaborative works for
the establishment of Jatropha plantations in the Intermediate
In the quest to develop inland agriculture, Dr. Homenauth
stated that investigative works would commence in the final
quarter of 2007, using the mined-out areas of Linden as poten-
tial research demonstration plots for Jatropha cultivation.
S The properties.of Jatropha bio-diesel are superior to palm
oil bio-diesel and comparable to rape seed oil bio-diesel and
fossil fuel diesel.
The plant starts to yield in six to seven months from plant-
ing, and is not a demanding crop to grow.
It is ideally suited to small holdings and farmers can
economically operate one to three hectares.

Silly season upon...

(From page seven)

Panday was imprisoned on his corruption case, it was
broadly hinted that the UNC-Alliance leadership council was
lta oIunng NIt h. Persad-Bissessar as the person to lead the party
Into the elections.
Once again and not surprisingly the leadership council
In the end. the leadership council, in a very strange deci-
sion, agreed to go into the elections with both Mr. Warner and
N1i Pandas as the.leaders and if the party wins the general
elections, a prime minister would then be selected.
Could it get more confusing? I do suspect.that there is go-
ing to be some fall-out from the UNC-Alliance over this un-
precedented decision.
So, one niore month to go until the general elections.
After that, another silly season will be ushered in when
the legislative sessions begin.


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(From page six)
the heroin supply chain from Europe to New York City.
The operation was so successful that Hollywood turned it
into a movie, fanious for its Violent excesses and car chases.
John Walters is no "Popeye" Doyle, the gritty, unscrupu-
lous detective played in the film by Gene Hackman: someone
bent on breaking not only the ring behind the drugs, but also
every law and jaw boneithat stood in his way. ..
Instead, he is President Bush's official point man in the ef-
fort to reverseyears of industrial scale substance abuse.
It is his teams, as well as those south of the border,
that can take credit this week for bringing policy success
to an area many believed was immune to progress.







SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007

Mice and Elephants:

Choosing the next Commonwealth I 4


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

THE Heads of Government
of over 50 countries will de-
cide next month in Uganda
who should be the next Sec-
retary-General of the Com-
Although the Common-
wealth is little known by the
general public in the United
States, Latin America and Eu-
rope, it is an important
organisation to its now 51
member states whose popula-
tion makes up thirty percent of
the world's people and span ev-
cry continent.
It used to be known as the
"British" Commonwealth com-
prising Britain and its domin-
ions: Canada, Australia, New
Zealand and South Africa. But
with the independence of India
in 1947, it became simply the
Now a voluntary associa-
tion of countries, the Common-
wealth consists mostly of Brit-
ain and many of its former Do-
minions and colonies in North
and South America, Africa.
Asia. the Caribbean and the Pa-
Because of the preponder-
ance of small states in the Com-
monwealth and the culture of
equality of membership regard-
less of size or power, one writer
cynically described it as "the
absurdity of sovereign mice and
sovereign elephants coming to-
gether as equals".
Nonetheless, the Common-
wealth has done extremely good
work both within its own ranks
and in the wider international
At the political level, the
organisation played a key role
in helping to end Apartheid in
South Africa and establishing a
majority government. It played
a similar role in Zimbabwe
which, through no fault of the
Commonwealth, turned sour as

its government, under President
Robert Mugabe, spurned the
democratic principles for which
the Commonwealth fought.
In relation to the world
economy, the Commonwealth
has become a staging post for
its rich and poor members to
reach consensus on crucial mat-
ters before the annual meetings
of the International Monetary
Fund and World Bank, and it
pioneered a number of high level
studies on aid, trade and invest-
ment that advised international
economic cooperation in the
1980s and 1990s..
A former Secretary-General.
Sir Shridath Ramphal, said of
the Commonwealth that it "can
not negotiate for the world, but
it can help the world to negoti-
It is perhaps that role that
is now attracting aspirants to the
post of Secretary-General which
becomes vacant in March 2008
when its incumbent, Don
McKinnon of New Zealand,
demits office after two terms.
There are, what one high
level Commonwealth official has
described as. "two and a half
contenders" for the job: India's
nominee, Kamalesh Sharma the
current High Commissioner to
the United Kingdom; Malta's
nominee. Michael Frendo who
is the country's Foreign Minis-
ter; and Mohan Kaul, the Direc-
tor-General of the Common-
wealth Business Council.
Dr. Kaul, a national of both
India and Britain, has proposed
himself and, at the time of writ-
ing, there is no information that
any government has put for-
ward his candidature.
Both the Indian and Malt-
ese candidates have been lobby-
ing governments for their sup-
port. At the moment, it looks
like a two-horse race with the
edge in favour of Mr. Sharma
who has reportedly been as-
sured of the support of Asia,
the larger and more influential
states in Africa. such as South
Africa, and the United King-

Malta has a special place in
the hearts of small states. It
was one of the leading countries
in the formulation of the Law of
the Sea which extended the ex-
clusive economic zone for island
territories and it boasts an Is-
lands & Small States Institute at
the University of Malta.
But while these national
credentials recommend a Malt-
ese candidate to other small
states, more is necessary. Both
the candidate and the competi-
tion will bear analysis before a
final decision is made.
Dr. Frendo is presently the
Chairman of the Common-
wealth Ministerial Action
Group (CMAG) a Commit-
tee of nine Commonwealth
countries, formed in 1995 at the
level of foreign ministers, to po-
lice the implementation of com-
mon Commonwealth commit-
ments to democracy and human

He holds this position, in
which he has been active over
last six months, by virtue of
Malta's position as Chairman-
in-Office of the Common-
wealth, a role that falls to the
host government of the last
heads of government meeting.
In his career. Dr. Frendo has
been oriented to the European
Union (EU) of which Malta is
a member state. He specialised
in European Community Law;
represented the Maltese Na-
tional Parliament as a member of
the European group that formu-
lated the text of a Treaty on a
Constitution for Europe: and
chaired the Maltese parliamen-
tary delegation to the European
His published writings have
also predominantly been about
European Affairs.
On the other hand, there is
a widespread view that it is
"Asia's turn" to be Secretary-
General. So far, the post has

been held by a Canadian. Arnold
Smith: a Caribbean. Sir Shridath
Ramphal: an African. Emeka
Anayaoku: and a Pacific repre-
sentative. Don McKinnon.
This view gives the Indian
candidate Kamalesh Sharma a
head start which is strengthened
by his previous jobs as India's
Permanent Representative to
the UN offices in Geneva where
he was the spokesperson for
developing countries in
UNCTAD, and as Permanent
Representative to UN in New
York, where he chaired the
Working Group on Financing
for Development.
India itself has emerged in
the last few years as a new eco-
nomic power-house. Having
long played a leading role in the
non-aligned movement, it is now
a force to be reckoned with in
the World Trade Organisation
India's position is also now
significant in other Asian coun-
tries and Africa. and it has be-
come a donor to countries in the
Caribbean and the Pacific. This
is a role that is likely to grow

in the coming years as both the
Indian government and Indian
entrepreneurs explore global
economic opportunities.
The Commonwealth's fu-
ture in world affairs will rest
on the choice that heads of
government make next
month. For the Secretary-
General will need to give the
Commonwealth intellectual
leadership, purposeful vision
and a will to continue to help
the world negotiate the
myriad challenges it now
faces of global warming, ter-
rorism, and a widening divide
between rich and poor.
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(BBC News)The Yasuni Na-
tional Park in Ecuador is
reckoned to be one of the
most biodiverse regions on
the planet. Beneath it,
though, lie an estimated one
billion barrels of oil.
The Ecuadorean government
has begun negotiating with oil
companies interested in bringing
that oil to the surface, although
President Rafael Correa says his
preferred option would be to
leave the reserves untouched.
Earlier this year, Mr Correa
announced a one-year morato-
rium on oil exploration in the
area and launched a plan aimed
at safeguarding the Yasuni park,
which covers some 9,820 sq km
(3,791 sq miles) in the
country's Amazon rainforest
Under the proposal, Mr
Correa is asking for foreign do-

nations worth $350m (175m)
in exchange for a promise not to
exploit the Yasuni reserves, but
how feasible an idea is it?
One of the people respon-
sible for developing the pro-
posal is Carlos Larrea. a profes-
sor at the Andean University in
Quito, who says it is an entirely
original approach to tackling cli-
mate change.
"We are presenting a new
way to prevent global warming.
Instead of trading with pro-
duced emissions as under the
Kyoto protocol we are pro-
posing to avoid production, by
keeping the oil in the ground,"
he told the BBC.

Professor Larrea's role has
been to provide technical advice
to the group that first put for-
ward the idea, the environmen-
tal group Accion Ecologica.

The group says the $350m
could be reached by writing off
some of Ecuador's national debt
and increasing international aid.
as well as through donations by
private individuals.
The target figure is esti-
mated to be half what the
oilfield would bring each year in
if it was developed.
The suggestion has been
favourably received in several
Germany says it is tak-
ing the idea seriously
Norway is to send a del-
egation to Ecuador in the next
few months
The World Bank is con-
sulting with other international
Italy's parliament is
about to vote on whether to
give official approval to the

Paolo Cacciari, one of the
Italian MPs in favour, says the
motion before parliament al-
ready has the support of more
than 50 of his colleagues from
both left and right.
None of them appears worried
by the idea of reducing potential
global oil supplies in this way.
"We've extracted more oil
than we were ever meant to," he
"We have an ecological debt
to pay back, and this suggestion
by Ecuador is an intelligent solu-
tion. It's the responsibility of all
of us to look after these reserves."
So far though, there has been
no firm commitment towards
the funding.
Robert Hofstede, based in
Quito for the World Conser-
vation Union, approves of the
idea in principle but he has


The University of Guyana

in collaboration with

DeSales and Futztown Universities (USA)

invites the public to the presentation of the results

of the survey that was conducted among visitors
to 2007 Cricket World Cup, Guyana Leg

Friday, October 12, 2007
Hotel Tower, Main Street, Georgetown

Come and learn what CWC visitors to Guyana felt about local hospitality,

security arrangements at the stadium and other issues and hear how

these are compared with the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

(Al-Munazzamah Al-lslamiyah Al-Markaziyah Fi-Guyanal


In the name of Allah (SA), the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana
Wishes to inform the Imaams, Presidents and Executives of all Jamaats and the Muslim Community in
Guyana that the General C :.unrii '.,leiir,-, for the purpose of Elections of Office Bearers, of the CIOG for the
period of 2007-2012 will be held on Sunday. October 21, 2007 at the Muslim Youth Organisation Auditorium,
Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands. Georgetown at 10:00am Insha Allah.
Br.' I,_:..hr-,.idj _iha: -_ ;.. ir,,, ., F W,P nin g Officer.
1. Opening Supplication
2. Report on the election of Office Bearers for CIOG by the Returning Officer Br. MohamedAkeel
3. Installation of new Office Bearers
4. Address by President
5. Any other business
6. Ci.:.; ,g 5upFi: ':,rlc n

By order of
Al-Hajj Mujtaba Nasir
Honorary General Secretary

. u SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007

General Manager's Message on the 38" Anniversary of the National Insurance Scheme

'- Today marks 38
i; yearss since the
S Na t i o n a 1
I I1 .s u r aI I c e
Scheme came
4 .into existence.
The Scheme has
-.over those years
matured into one
Patrick Martinborough that has as its
General Manager main
Outputs. the payment of pensions and to a
lesser extent. the provision of medical care
to its contributors.

The payment of Old Age pensions as was
forecasted years ago, has become the
dominant activity simply because the
payment of pensions requires the
accumulation of contributions over a long
period of time and when that time is reached.
the pension is paid for the remainder of the
person's lifetime and may even continue for
the remaining lifetime of the spouse.

It would appear at present that the Scheme
has reached an equilibrium point. That is a
point when the contribution rate is equal
to the expenditure rate. It is at this point in
the existence of any scheme of this nature.
that adjustments have to be made to the
parameters governing the contribution and
the benefit rates to allow projected
expenditure to be accommodated by the
Scheme in the future. It is therefore very
appropriate that at this time the Scheme is
undergoing a reform. The Reform
Committee which was duly constituted on
I" June, 2007 is expected to conclude its
work by the end of October 2007.

The Scheme caters for three branches of
benefits and has a contribution rate of
13.0%.of insurable earnings to cover both
the payment of the benefits and the
management of those branches. The rate of
13% was introduced in 2004. Prior to that,
the rate was 12% of insurable earnings.

Of the 13.0% of the insurable earnings
allocated as the contribution rate. 2.2% is
allocated to the short term benefits branch
and 1.5% to the industrial benefits branch.
The annual expenditure in both of those
branches could be considered statistically
stable. The other benefits branch i.e. the
long term branch is allocated the remaining
9.3% of insurable earnings. That branch has
the tendency of growth.

All pensions are included in the long term
branch. The cumulative nature of the
population of pensioners dictates that the
population of that branch must increase

The formtl-l thatL is useId or the calculation
of the pension has implicit in itn, a ro\\th
tfactor l\hich allows the amount of a ne\\
pension granted in one year to he higher than
a similar one granted in the previous aer.

Because both of those variables increase
annually the amount of the pension paid
annually must increase.

The pensions that are paid have a range. the

lower end of which is firmly grasped by a
minimum amount which has no relationship
to contributions that were paid by the
person. The minimum amount is pegged to
the minimum wage. In recent vear,. the
minimum wage has been increasing
annually. The Scheme has also been
increasing all pensions in payment at the
beginning of each year by the same
percentage as that of the minimum pension-
That was done in an effort to prevent the
minimum pension from absorbing those that
are close to it, which would cause the
number of pensions at the minimum to
increase annually.

The system therefore of increasing in
pensions has been very generous. That
generosity has however been creating a
burden on the finances which is not being
matched by additional financing-

Because of those inherent attributes, the
Scheme is faced with a growing annual
expenditure for pensions and as a
consequence, benefits. In order to meet its
obligations in the payment of benefits, the
Scheme must be able to generate funds in
keeping with its benefit growth.

A brief examination of the income and
expenditure figures for the last 5 years
shows that in the year 2003 total
contributions collected from the employed
and self-employed populations was
approximately $5.7B. In 2006 that figure
rose to $7.4B and is expected to reach S7.8B
in 2007. The increase from 2003 to 2006
was approximately 30% and to 2007,
approximately 37%.

The amount paid as benefits during 2003
was $4.7B. That figure rose to S6.5B in 2006
and is projected to reach S7_2 in 2007. The
increase from 2003 to 2006 was
approximately 38% and for 2007,
approximately 53%. It is quite obvious from
the figures that the rate of growth of
expenditure on benefits is outstripping that
of income.

There are a number of reasons why the
contributions collected annually are not
increasing at a faster rate. The main ones

SAn apparent shrinkage of workers in the
structured work force and the development
of an informal work force that is not
complying with the National Insurance
* An increase in the practice of employers to
deem workers who are under their
supervision and control as self-employed
* The practice of employers in certain
industries. in particular the construction
industry, not to register all their employees
with the Scheme-
* The creluciance of the s-tf-enmployed
persons especially those in the
transportation industry to register and pay
contributions to the Scheme-

The reasons identified above are important
to the health and long\ ity of the Scheme
and therefore must be addressed in
constIructic and well thoouht out w-va\s so
ias to brine some relief to the Cv- teim

The apparent shrinkage of the formal
economy has far reaching implications.
The projections that were made in the last
actuarial revievN have the contributing
population of 2007 at 140.993. The actual
figure, for 2007 hoxe\ver now stand at
1 25.691. That difference is over 15.000 and
is significant relative to the contributing
population. In order to garner contributions
from persons in the informal work force.
certain structures have to be put in place to
ensure compliance with the National
Insurance laws. Those structures will have
to be creative in their designs so that they
could be workable and not just be in place
as a matterofform.

It must be remembered that the Scheme is a
social insurance scheme which operates on
the basis of pooling of contributions to pay
benefits. It has two components viz. an
insurance component and a social security
component. The insurance component
assures that premiums are paid to the
Scheme to cover the given risks. Under that
component benefits cannot be paid unless
dte requiredcontributions are received.

The social security component allows
inter-alia. for monies which were not paid
by an employer for his employee but which
were supposed to be paid, to be considered
as paid to satisfy the requirements for the
paymentofabenefit. The Regulations give
authority to the Board to treat favorably
with such matters if it is satisfied that the
delay or failure to make the payment was
not with the consent or connivance of the
insured person or could be attributed to
negligence on his or her part.

That component implicitly suggests that
the insured person should not be made to
suffer the loss of a benefit through no fault

It is also important to note the Regulations
imply that both the employer and the
employee should pay due care and attention
to die deduction and payment of the
contributions to the Scheme.

Basically therefore, the Scheme was
structured to pay benefits to a person once it
was satisfied that the contributions were
paid for the insured person or, if they were
not paid. to be considered as paid. given
that the Board was satisfied that it
should be so treated.

Care has therefore to be taken to ensure that
the contributions requirements are fully
satisfied before a benefit, especially a
pension which has long term liabilities
attached to it is paid.

The rccords of contribution payments that
are kept by Scheme tor employees are
extracted from those prepar-cd and
ubnmitied by the emploxcrs. The iLcord
kept b\ the Scheme :.lnot thercite be
more accurate than !hat prox ided- the
emplo- Cr.

From ihe 1riccption of the Schlcmtk. ime
large emplo'er.s ha e been sub t.iing

incorrect or incomplete information on
their employees to the Scheme. In the early
years the accuracy of the information was
not of paramount importance since the
systems of recording and transmitting
information by the employers on
contributions paid xerce very simple. The
recordings were done manually and
mistakes could have been easily identified
and corrected.
At present, the main database of the
Scheme does not allow incorrect
information to enter it. There is a
supplementary database which stores each
registered person's name and national
insurance number. When contribution
information is being entered into the main
database it checks to ascertain if the name
agrees with the number in the
supplementary database. If there is an error
or an omission the recording would not be

The need for the employers to transmit
correct information to the Scheme cannot
be over emphasized. It is the basis for the
recording of contributions and
subsequently the payment of the benefit.

All records of payment of contributions
that have ever been submitted to Scheme
are stored both on paper and magnetic
devices by the Scheme. However, because
of the inherent problem in the submission
of incorrect and deficient information by
some employers over the years, some
records are still in the processed of being
verified. The deficiency in verification is
concentrated in the period 1989 to 1998.
The contribution data relating to that period
were entered into a database by private
contractors under an outsourced project in
an effort to speed up their entry into the
main database. However because of 'the
limitations which were placed on those
contractors, data were entered just as they
appeared on the source doctunents i.e. the
contribution schedules that were submitted
by employers.

Much of the data that were entered were not
Lup loaded to the main database when the
process was activitated because of the
errors and omissions contained therein.
Those data therefore had to be verified on
an individual basis and was done in an ad
hoc manner. The verification process is
now being done in a structured way.

Be that as it may however, the processing
of pensions which require contributions
relating to that period suffers only a slight
delay. In those cases the individual records
of those persons concerned are sourced and
the contributions extracted and used to
calculate their pensions.

During the coming year efforts will have to
be made to strengthen the operations and
lengthen ihe lifeof the Scheme.

As we celebrate our 38" anniversary let us
do so with a complete understanding of
\x hat lies ahead and a determination to face
and overcome all obstacles that would be
cast iniL ol r w y.

Enjoy Your Anniversary


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007

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Message by Hon. Dr.

Jhe National
Scheme began
operations on
29 September
1969. On the
:ri' occasion of
the Scheme's
anniversary, it
Hon. Dr. Ashni K. Singh,
M.P Minister of Finance s my great
pleasure to
extend greetings to its Board,
Management and Staff, and to
congratulate them on the growth and
achievements recorded by the Scheme
over the years.

oast year, the Scheme realized income
of $8.8 billion with contributions
totaling $7.1 billion having been made
by 124,760 contributors. The Scheme
simultaneously paid benefits totaling
$6.5 billion, of which old age benefits
and grants of $4.3 billion were paid to
20, 752 beneficiaries and maternity and
medical and sickness care benefits of
$891 million were paid 74, 500 cases.
At the end of 2006, the Scheme's total
assets amounted to $27.0 billion
including an investment portfolio of
$26.7 billion. The minimum Old Age,
Survivors and Invalidity Pensions were
increased by 5 percent and the Funeral
Grant was increased by 10 percent from
1 January 2007. The Medical Care
benefit was also increased from
$993,120 to $1,042,780 the equivalent
of 10 times the insurable ceiling which
was increased to $104,278 with effect
from 1 March 2007. The Scheme
currently employs 564 persons in 13
offices and branches located across all
10 administrative regions of Guyana.

ever the years, the Scheme has
continued to discharge the important
function of providing a reliable social
security system in Guyana through the
payment of short-term, long-term, and
industrial benefits to insured persons in
the public and private sector. It has also
continued to perform the important

Ashni K. Singh, M.P.
function of custodian and investor of the
contributions made by and on behalf of
insured persons. In this regard, it is
increasingly recognized as an important
source of investment funds for
Guyana's growing private sector and it
has made progress in diversifying its
investment portfolio without
compromising the need for prudent

eyhe challenges faced by the Scheme
today are driven primarily by the need
to ensure its long term viability in the
face of demographic change. The latest
national census has recorded, over the
period 1991 to 2002, growth in the
oldest age groups with the proportion of
persons aged 65 years and over
increasing from 4.0 to 4.3 percent of the
national population, an increase in the
median age of the population from 21.8
to 22.9 years, an increase in the
proportion of the population retired
from employment from 5.0 to 5.2
percent, and an increase in the age
dependency ratio from 64 to 67. The
observed maturing of the population is
perhaps not surprising given
improvements in health care, living
standards, and life expectancy, but these
demographic developments have
implications for the long term
operations of the Scheme.

withinn the Scheme, current imperatives
include the need for more dynamic and
innovative management of the
investment portfolio while paying due
regard to maintaiining portfolio quality
and integrity, the need to ensure
registration by all those persons
required to be registered compulsorily
by law, the need to encourage
registration by all persons eligible for
voluntary registration, the need to
enforce timely receipt of contributions
especially from those employers who
might be withholding deductions to
finance their own working capital, and
the need to raise service quality while
containing administrative costs.

Minister of Finance
in the latter point. I would emphasis
that the staff of the Scheme serve
thousands of persons everyday with
excellence and efficiency. Regrettably,
provision of exemplary service in the
I ajority of cases is undermined by a
minority of highlighted instances of less
than adequate service. This affects the
reputation of the Scheme as a caring
insurer and an effective service
provider. I would urge Management
and Staff to devote every effort to
reduce to a minimum the instances of
less than adequate service by advancing
the computerisation process which has
already made much progress,
accelerating the programme to update
and verify contribution records.
improving the timeliness with which
claims and retirement benefits are
processed, and by taking all other
appropriate steps to ensure that all
transactions are processed efficiently.

government'ss recognition of the need
for a comprehensive response to the
challenges faced by the Scheme has
manifested itself in the establishment
last year of an NIS Reform Committee.
This Committee's mandate includes an
examination of the benefits offered by
the Scheme, an examination of the
models for determining the insurable
ceiling, along with examination of
matters related to governance and
administration of the Scheme. This
Committee is broadbased in its
membership, has been consulting
widely, and is expected to conclude its
work and report shortly. It is expected
that the work of this Committee would
provide the basis for reform options to
be considered going forward.

,n concluding, I wish the Scheme
continued success, and I urge the Board,
Management and Staff to sustain their
efforts to deliver on the Scheme's
important mandate as effectively as
possible and, in so doing, to continue to
contribute to the cause of national

10/62007. 8:40 PM

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The Greater

Caribbean This Week

Empty monasteries, severed
telecommunications and a
sullen, beaten silence that
seems to envelop the whole
country. It doesn't just feel
like a defeat for the Burmese
people; it feels like the end
of an era. It was an era that
began at the other end of
South-East Asia two decades
ago, with the non-violent
overthrow of the Marcos re-
gime in the Philippines by
"people power" in 1986.
-- For a while, non-violent
revolutions seemed almost un-
stoppable: Bangladesh, South
Korea, Thailand and Indonesia
all followed the Filipino ex-
ample, overthrowing military
rule and moving to open demo-
cratic systems after decades of
oppression. China itself almost
managed to follow their example
in the Tiananmen episode of
1989. and then the contagion
spread to Europe.
The Berlin Wall came down
in late 1989, the Communist re-
gimes of Eastern Europe melted
away with scarcely a shot fired.
and by 1991 the Soviet Union
itself had gone into liquidation.
It was the threat of similar non-
violent action that finally
brought the apartheid regime in
South Africa to the negotiating
table in the early 1990s. Right
into the 21st century the trend
continued, with undemocratic
regimes being forced to yield
power by unarmed protesters
from Serbia to Georgia to
Nepal. But there were always
the exceptions, and exceptions
are always instructive.
The greatest exception, in
the early days, was Burma it-
Entranced by the seeming
ease with which their South-
East Asian neighbours were
dumping their dictators and
emboldened by the transfer of
power from General Ne Win
(who had been in power for a
quarter-century) to a junta of
lesser generals, Burmese civil-
ians ventured out on the streets
to demand'democracy. The.
army slaughtered three thou-
sand of them in the streets of
Rangoon, whisking the bodies
away to be burned, and the pro-
testors went very quiet.
It was this success for re-
pression in Burma that gave the
Chinese Communist regime the
confidence to do the same thing
on Tiananmen Square the fol-
lowing year, and it worked there
too. People went very quiet af-
ter the massacre on the Square.
and the regime is still firmly in
power eighteen years later. Non-
violent protest is a powerful
tactic, but no tactic works in ev-
ery contingency. To be specific.
non-violent protest does not
work against a regime that is
willing to commit a massacre.
and can persuade its troops to
carry out its orders.
The emotion that non-vio-
lence works on is shame. Most
people feel that murdering large
numbers of their fellow citi/cns
on the sitreeis in broad daylight
is a shaneflul action anid c\ eln i
the pi\ctleged people al the top
of1 a rcgimic can smother ihil
emotion, their soldiers. w\ho
have to do the actual killing. iua\
not be able to.
It \ou cannot be sure \our
soldiers will obey that order

then it is wise not to give it,
since you present them with a
dilemma that can only be re-
solved by turning their weapons
against the regime. Better to ne-
gotiate a peaceful withdrawal
from power. So non-violent
revolution often succeeds but
not if the army is sufficiently
isolated from the public.
The isolation can be
achieved by indoctrination, but
physical separation helps too.
Before the Chinese regime or-
dered the attack on Tiananmen
Square, it withdrew the entire
Beijing garrison (which it be-
lieved to be contaminated by
close contact with the public),
and replaced it with divisions
brought in from the deep inte-
rior of the country. The killing
was carried out by country
boys to whom the sophisticated
residents of Beijing looked like
alien beings, people about
whom almost any lie seemed
The Burmese army is pro-
foundly isolated from the civil-
ian public. Its officers, over the
decades of military rule, have be-
come a separate, self-recruiting
caste that enjoys great privi-

As United Nations set out Oc-
tober 2, 2007 to be the Inter-
national Day of non-violence
based on the Gandhian phi-
losophy, the World finds itself
bounded by theory and ideals.
Aspects of tolerance, full re-
spect for human right, de-
mocracy, mutual understand-
ing and respect for human
beings, are core principles in
this resolution. However, the
greatest challenge has been
the transformation of such
ideals into practical reality.
Gandhi's philosophy was
tried, tested and proved itself
against the mightiest of pow-
ers and among the richest of
nations in his era.
While ihis resolution is com-
mendable. what is lacking is the
willingness of the world to go a
step further. If the world goes a
step further in putting the quin-
tessence of this resolution into
practical reality indeed there
would be hope for peace and
stability. How can we deal with
the issues of nuclear weapons
without resorting to war? What
is the future of the Middle East
with the continuous threats of
war and instability? Is the
world becoming more inequi-
table as power becomes more
concentrated? These are all criti-
cal issues that go beyond the
ideals of the great Mahatma and
require resolute and decisive ac-
tions h\ the United Nation on
an e\ cn plaf'ormil.
All nations m1ius hIa\I equal
access to global frcdomi. de-
iicralc anid space to operate.
1 lie ecessi\e of various pow-
ers Inusl be reduced to build an
eml\ ironment \\ hereb\y mutual
trust and understanding can be

leges, and its soldiers are coun-
try boys not one in a hun-
dred is from Rangoon or
Mandalay. The regime has even
moved the capital from Rangoon
to the preposterous jungle 'city'
of Naypyidaw, a newly built
place whose only business is
government, in order to increase
the social isolation of its sol-
diers and servants.
So when the protesters came
out on the streets again in the big-
ger Burmese cities after nineteen
years, led this time by monks
whose prestige made many be-
lieve the army would not dare
touch them, the regime simply
started killing again The death toll
this time is probably no more
than a tenth of that in 1988, for
people got the message very
quickly: nobody who defies the
regime is safe. Not even monks.
The Burmese are now pin-
ning their hopes on foreign in-
tervention. but that was never
going to happen. It never
played a decisive role in the
non-violent revolutions that
succeeded, either. Sooner or
later the extreme corruption of
the army's senior officers will
destroy its discipline, but

realized, thus leading to a
greater degree of tolerance for
each other. Non- Violence is not
about a day but it's about de-
veloping a culture and methods
of resolving conflicts without
the use of violence.
Gandhi not only spoke of
non-violence but he practiced it,
nurtured it and taught it.
Einstein. speaking of Gandhi
had this to say, "Generations to
come will scarcely believe that
such a one as this ever in flesh
and blood walked upon this
earth. He further stated, "In the
shadow of the nuclear bomb, we
see more and more clearly that
all men are brothers. If we can
recognize this simple truth and
act accordingly, then humanity
can move on to a higher pla-
As pertinent as these philo-
sophical precepts are, yet over
the decades we cannot recog-
nize this truth and act accord-
ingly. For this philosophy of
Gandhi to be our catalyst to
promote change and ,iec sub-
stance to the stru'.el,2 of
Gandhi, all of us without Wkep-
tion in this global villau -ust
be the change-we wish to see in
the World. One does noi be-
come enlightened imagining fig-
ures of light but by making the
darkness conscious." And there-
fore let us look forward in hope
and not fear. in peace and toler-
ance and not anger and vexation
as a result of the anguish of the
past. It is only through this rec-
onciliation that the ideals of
Gandhi \ouid lead to a more
peaceful World.
Gandhian Philosophy in
short was based on honesty.
trust. integrity. leadership. self

meanwhile it is probably more
years of tyranny for Burma.
with only Aung San Suu Kyi,
the heroic symbol of Burmese
democracy who lives under
semi-permanent house arrest.
to bear witness against it.
It is not the end of an era,
however. In other places,
against other repressive re-
gimes, non-violence still has
a reasonable chance of suc-
ceeding. It never did work in

sacrifices and conviction. In
achieving peace Gandhi as a
matter of principle opposed
poverty and injustice based on
two principles (1)Sarvodaya
(The welfare of all) and
(2) Andodaya (The welfare
of the least).
In addressing the question
of inequality Gandhi expressed
this view. "Let us devote all our
energies for half a century to
helping the millions of people
who have been left behind to
catch up." Gandhi recognized
that the gap between the rich-
est of nations and the poorest
was extraordinarily wide and
must be addressed if we are to
achieve a peaceful and just so-
ciety. Poverty itself leads to the
widening of the gap between the
rich and the poor. There is a di-
rect relationship between the
death rate of the world poorest
people and their country's
debts. We must therefore call on
the UN to lobby more strongly
for the reduction and cancella-
tion of the debts of poor coun-
tries. Gandhi again said. "The
world has enough resources to
meet the needs of everyone.
though not to satisfy everyone's
Gandhi's view of economics
was explained in (Harjong. 9th
October. 1937). He advocated
that economics stands for social
justice. equality, inclusiveness
of the weakest and is indispens-
able for decent life. He believed
sirongl\ in localized solution to
economic issues. decentraliza-
lion and organization of produc-
lion activities as close to the
source of production as pos
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We've come a

long way!

By: Jasmin A. Garraway

WORLD TOURISM DAY was celebrated around the world
on September 27th. This year's theme, "Tourism opens
doors for Women" celebrates women's achievement iii the
tourism sector and prompts one to reflect on not only the
contribution of women to tourism, but also to the begin-
ning of the industry itself.
Tourism for special purposes flourished in the late 1800s
particularly in Europe. History tells of travel to the continent
for religious pilgrimages, and for medical purposes, particularly
to "take the waters" of the thermal springs in Bath and Baden
Baden in Germany.
The Grand Tour of the continent in the 17th, 18th and 19th
centuries can be considered as the start of educational tourism.
The tour which lasted several years was meant to teach schol-
ars and young British aristocrats' languages, fencing, riding, for-
eign affairs and other social skills, through a series of study tours
to France. Germany and Switzerland.
But in pursuit of more concrete evidence of the history of
travel and tourism, we discover Thomas Cook, an Englishman
who became known as the father of Modern Tourism. He
founded Thomas Cook and Son and opened his first travel
agency on July 5th 1841. Cook then persuaded the Midland
Countries Railway to conduct an organized railway excursion
from Leicester to Loughborough. Later in the summer of 1845,
he ran his first conducted tour abroad taking a group from Le-
icester to Calais.
While leisure seekers were fuelling the tourism phenomena
in Europe in the early 1900s, to mid 1900s, tourism activity in
the Caribbean was in the form of trips by expatriate plantation
owners, traders, merchants, the aristocracy, and a few adven-
ture seekers motivated by "wanderlust" a simple desire to wan-
der to unknown places.
Closer to home and in the case of Trinidad and Tobago.
records show that organised tourism started in the early 1950s,
with a welcoming committee headed by the then Governor's
wife. She along with other socialites met the ships on arrival at
the port and invited the elite to tea.
While the ordinary folks across the region were engaged in
pursuits related to sugar cane, cocoa, coffee, rice and rum mak-
ing, very few would participate-in tourism, except is porters
and servers of tea and meals to visitors to the homes where
they were employed.
In those days, records show that the founding fathers of
several countries in, the region were firmly committed to dis-
couraging tourism, stating that it would create a country of Bar-
maids and Bellboys.
The region has come a long way indeed in its courtship with
the industry. The World Travel & Tourism Council projects that
the industry is expected to contribute 5.1% to the region's GDP
(US$ 12.5.bn in 2007) rising to US$ 24.7bn by 2017.
The hospitality and tourism industry has opened doors for
many. Once considered a non traditional career, enterprising
women have responded to the opportunities created by the de-
mands for new tourism products and services. They cover the
industry's landscape in positions as hoteliers, pilots, travel
agents, tour operators and policy makers to name a few.
An examination of the structure of the National Tourism
Administration in the ACS Member States, reflect that in 20
out of 25 countries, women currently hold senior positions in
tourism from the level of Directors to Ministers of Tourism.
Recently. a think-tank was hosted by Sri Lanka on the
theme "Tourism opening doors for Women" and its interrela-
tionship with the UN Millennium Development Goals. Women
who have played prominent roles in Tourism around the world
discussed the importance of women in the tourism sector, im-
proving the role of women in tourism and accentuating their
roles particularly in developing countries.
Several key issues were raised in the discussions including
awareness creation about the opportunities for women and the
creation of appropriate policy frameworks for women's eco-
nomic empowerment.
One of the important conclusions reached by the think-
tank was to foster a network of activists, ambassadors and
advocates to support the work of UNWTO Special Advisor
on Women in Tourism, and to establish a task force to de-
velop a draft programme of activity. This will also serve to
support the UN's 3rd Millennium Development Goal: Pro-
moting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment,
through 2015 and beyond.
(Ms. .asmin Garraway is the Sustainable Tourism Di-
rector of the Association of Caribbean States.)
The views expressed are not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback can he sent to: mail@acs-

M t or g

iniplementing the

Gadha Piosophy

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The enigma of sugar

Restructuring sugar now is on the move. The Skeldon Moderniza-
tion Plant is becoming something. Restructuring will reduce the cost
of production of a pound of sugar, increasing the industry's com-
petitiveness. The Skeldon Sugar Estate also will house a power
generation facility, a distillery, and a bagasse plant.

It's an enigma to believe that
something so sweet as sugar
could engender such acri-
mony, poverty, and inhuman-
ity in societies where sugar
is the mainstay of the
economy. The enigma has
visited this land before.
But the more recent furore
on sugar started when the Eu-
ropean Commission announced
on June 22. 2005. its intention
to reform the Common Market
Organization (CMO) for Sugar;
the European Union (EU) de-
finitively decided to initially re-
duce by 36% the price of sugar
that African. Caribbean, and Pa-
cific (ACP) countries will re-
Effectively, this decision
brought to an end the era of pref-
erential access to sugar from 20
ACP countries; the preferential
access started life in 1975
whereby the access really was
for agreed quantities of sugar at
guaranteed prices, negotiated
annually. The preferential quota
had an equivalence of some'1.3
million tonnes per year.
With the end of preferential
access, the EU also made avail-
able resources for adjustment

and compensation from 2006
through 2013; and so the EU ini-
tially made an offer of 6 billion
euros to its own producers: but
agreed only on 6 million euros
for all ACP countries for 2006.
It is true that this EU's
sugar regime reform contradicts
binding commitments in the
Sugar Protocol, the Cotonou
Agreement, and the objectives
of the Doha Development
Round of the World Trade Or-
ganization; in fact, the EU's de-
cision seemed to violate Article
36 (4) of the ACP-EU Cotonou
Agreement which stipulates
that any review of the Sugar
Protocol would need to be ex-
ecuted "with a view to safe-
guarding the benefits there-
It is true that the ACP coun-
tries have faithfully executed
their obligations, and so feel that
the European Union needed to
reciprocate with guarantees of
price and access.
It is true that the World
Trade Organization Framework
Agreement of 2004 did not
mandate the 39% price cut of
sugar over a four-year period;
and so there should not be any

implication that the World
Trade Organization (WTO)
agreement influenced the EU's
It is true that the ACP coun-
tries feel that reforms should
have been phased in as of 2008
over an 8-year period. And it is
true that the EU had no consul-
tation with ACP countries. But
let's back up a bit and examine
the background to all of this.
It is true that the Lomi Con-
vention governed ACP-Euro-
pean Union Sugar Protocol from
1975 through 2000. It is true
that the February 2000 expira-
tion of the Lomn Convention
created the opportunity .for re-
viewing the future of EU-ACP
relations; and so arising from this
review was a new EU-ACP
agreement signed on June 23,
2000 in Cotonou, Benin, lasting
for 20 years from March 2000
through February 2020; the
Cotonou Agreement.
It is true that the Cotonou
Agreement carries a revision
clause which allows for a 5-
yearly review; such a review
commenced in May 2004 and
elided on February 23, 2005.
And so it is not surprising that

the EL's announcement of a
change in the CMO for sugar
came in June 2005. clearly open
ing the \\a\ for a new trade
agreement: and so efforts to put
in place Economic Partnership
Agreements tEPAs). as the new
agreement, began in earnest.
EPA Negotiations were set in
motion with West Africa and
Central Africa in October 2003.
with Eastern and Southern Af-
rica in February 2004. and with
the Caribbean in April 2004.
It is true that EPAs will re-

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sible. The relevance of this
theory remains ever more im-
portant today as we seek to
educate societies of the impor-
tance of local production and
consumption. Agricultural diver-
sification to meet the varied
needs of local consumption re-
quirements are fundamental
principles in his theory of eco-
nomic growth and progression.
Many would argue that
Gandhi's philosophy opposed
the use of machinery but Gandhi
was not against the use of ma-
chinery. He objected to the
craze for machinery. He ex-
plained, "I want to save time
and labour not for a fraction of
mankind but for all. I want.the
concentration of wealth, not in

place the 'trade' chapters ol the
Cotonou Agreement. But the ex-
emption privilege for these
'trade chapters troim W\TO\ law\
expires on Decembenr 1.. 2007:
and so both the E'-ACP coun-
tries have to bhrin t'orh a \\VT(-
compatible option t\ hat e\-
pir\ date. Hence the
CARIFORU.M Heads contab
with EU Commissioners in
Montego Ba\ on October 4 and
5. 2007.
The EU believes that EPA
agreements will articulate the

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the hands of a few but in the
hands of all. Today machinery
merely helps a few to ride on
the backs of millions. The inm-
petus behind it all is not the phi-
lanthropy to save labour. but
greed." (Schumacher, 1974:128)
believed that the accomplish-
ment of Gandhi's dream meant
the use of a level of technology
that was relevant to the needs
and resources of the poor with
tools and equipment designed to
be small, simple, low cost and
environmentally friendly.
Today as we grapple with
issues of global warming, food
security, globalization and wid-
ening inequality we should rec-
oncile ourselves to the
Gandhian philosophy of eco-
nomic development and align
ourselves to sustainability

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rather than greed, Gandhi would
have wanted a society whereby
there was a right balance be-
tween man and nature. In 1951-
52 India debated extensively
two approaches to their devel-
opment. These were the
Gandhian approach and the
Nehruvian approach. Nehru at
that time adopted a more social-
ist framework towards the for-
malization of economic societ-
In a continuation of this
article I intend to deal with
the Gandhian model of world
politics, education and envi-
ronment and urge that in rec-
ognizing his contribution to
human kind we dedicate our-
selves towards implementing
his teachings and concepts of
development and life.

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The Embassy of the United States of America would like to express its appreciation to the following
individuals and organizations for contributing towards the successful humanitarian mission in Guyana of
the Hospital Ship USNS Confort. As a result of this outstanding collaboration, more than 10,000 persons
benefited from free medical and dental services.

* His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo. President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
* Banks DIH Ltd.
* Bureau of Statistics
* Cheddi Jagan Dental School
* Comforting Hearts
* Dorothy Bailey Health Centre
* Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
* Grand Coastal Inn
* Grove Primary School
* Guyana Defence Force
* Guyana Police Force
*. Guyana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
* Hampton Court Airstrip (Kayman Sankar)
* Hope For All
* Lake Mainstay Resort
* Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel-.
* Lifeline Counseling Services
* Mahaicony Community Centre
* Ministry of Agriculture
* Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport
* Ministry of Education
* Ministry of Health
* National Cultural Centre
* Ogle Airport
* Project Dawn
* Rotary Club of Georgetown Central
* Youth Challenge Guyana

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Protect the gains

of October 5

by Navin Chandarpal

October 5, 1992 will always
stand out as a major turning
point in Guyana's history
highlighting the end of; the
destructive dictatorship of the
Peoples National Congress
(PNC) and the restoration of
democracy in our country.
Many young Guyanese will
tend to believe that the conduct
of free and fair elections every
five years is a long established
standard procedure serving as
the foundation of the broad
democratic framework that ex-
ists today. They will feel so be-
cause of their good experiences
during the last fifteen years. Un-
fortunately, the experiences of
those who are a decade or two
Solder were very much the op-
The PNC dictatorship was
characterized by its blatant use
of electoral fraud to retain politi-
al power in massive shams
which were baptized as general
elections. The rigging process
was started in 1968 to provide
;the PNC with a simple majority
so that it could hold office with-
out the need for a coalition part-
ner. But the PNC's extensive
abuse of stolen power required
it to have the legislative strength
to manipulate the constitution at
will. Hence the use of the army
to seize the ballot boxes to give
the PNC a two-thirds majority
in the 1973 elections.
Electoral rigging continued in
1980 under Burnham and 1985

under Hoyte in increasingly
massive proportions. In the
same mode, the PNC conducted
a rigged referendum in 1978
which was popularly called the
'riggerendum' to completely
change the constitution to insti-
tutionalize the doctrine of PNC
party paramountcy. ;
With its special powers, the
PNC undermined all institu-
tions and all human nights and
civil liberties. In this process, it
directed the judiciary, perse-
cuted and prosecuted those
who demonstrated dissent even
to the point of elimination, con-
trolled jobs and exercised racial
and political discrimination in
all areas of economic and social
life. Even the banning and con-
trol of essential foodstuff was
used as a tool for political ma-
Electoral rigging and authori-
tarian rule did have the inevitable
result of taking the economy to
the point of collapse with seri-
ous deterioration of the physi-
cal and social infrastructure.
The massive blows inflicted
on our country and its people
led to varying responses. There
were many victims of harass-
ment and victimization who
found it necessary to migrate to
other countries, taking with
them their vital skills. There were
many who grew so fearful that
they either remained passive po-
litically or linked with the PNC
as a form of security.
But huge numbers of
Guyanese refused to be subdued

and became actively involved in
political activities to confront the
PNC regime. From the very begin-
ning of the dictatorship, strong
political leadership was provided
by the people's Progressive party
under the mature and visionary
guidance of Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
The PPP battled'alone for
several years until the growing
pressures on the population led
to the formation of new political
as well as civil society forces. A
strong alliance developed in op-
position to the Constitutional
amendment Bill and the rigged
referendum of 1978. This led to
a widescale boycott of the refer-
endum with!only about 15 percent
of people turning out to vote. The
emergence of Dr. Walter Rodney
with the WPA greatly helped to
energise the political struggle in
the period that followed. As the
regime's fury intensified, they
publicly murdered the journalist/
priest Father Darke. This was
followed by the assassination of
Dr. Rodney by agents of the dic-
tatorship which led unfortunately
to a decline in the momentum that
he was able to generate.
The PPP throughout these
years maintained an organized
country-wide mobilization to con-
front the various forms of attacks
on the Guyanese people by the
PNC regime and carried out a con-
sistent, persistent struggle for con-
ditions for free and fair elections.
Protest actions and campaigns for
electoral reform resulted in thou-
sands of activists and supporters
of the PPP, its youth arm, the

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PYO and its women's arm the
WPO being arrested and im-
prisoned at various times. The
ultimate sacrifice was made by
martyrs like Michael Forde.
Kowsillia, Jagan Ramessar and
Bholanauth Parmanand.
The PPP always worked
to develop the broadest pos-
sible unity to confront the
PNC dictatorship. The forma-
tion of the Patriotic coalition
for Democracy PCD after the
rigged elections of 1985 led to
a number of joint activities to
advance the demands for free
and fair elections. Attempts
were made to have a joint slate
for the elections due in 1990
and for an agreed programme
of the joint slate. This effort
failed after the small parties
insisted on reducing the PPP's
participation to a minimum
and rejecting Dr. Jagan as the
Presidential candidate. With
the failure of this effort, the
PCD broke up.
The PPP was once again
forced to carry out activities
on its own to demand condi-
tions for free and fair elec-
tions. Encouraged by many
patriotic citizens who were
disappointed with the demise
of the PCD, the PPP invited
such citizens to establish the
PPP-Civic alliance. The PPP-
C held huge marches in all
parts of the country to de-
mand inter-alia, the counting
of votes at the place of poll
and for international observers
to be invited and recognized by
the Government. PPP Sup-
port Groups of Concerned
Guyanese in North America
and Europe petitioned their
governments to apply sanc-
tions on the PNC government
if they refused to accept these
Faced with the growing
demands at home and the in-
creased pressures from govern-
ments of the USA, Britain,
Canada etc, the Hoyte regime
was forced to recognize the in-
ternational observer team led
by former President Jimmy
Carter and to accept the con-
ditions for free and fair elec-
tions demanded by the oppo-
sition. Against such a back-
ground, the first free and fair
general elections in indepen-
dent Guyana was held on Oc-
tober 5 resulting in the defeat
of the PNC and the victory of
the PPP-Civic.
Fifteen years after this
victory, we must not forget
that Guyana was very much
different from what it is to-
day. The democracy and
progress we now enjoy must
not be taken for granted.
They must be protected to
prevent a return to the dark
days of dictatorship and de-

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Time to rejoice

By Janet Jagan
Fifteen years ago, on October 5, 1992, the People Progres-
sive Party won an outstanding victory at the polls and fi-
nally, after 28 years of repression by the PNC government,
opened up a new era of democracy in Guyana.
Those of us who lived through the decadent, harsh and
troubled years from 1964 to 1992 know of the suffering of the
people, the hardships and discrimination they faced, the corrupt
rigged elections that heralded its own series of corruption.
The return to democracy was not easy. For many years, only
the People Progressive Pany fought back. while many were en-
gulfed in fear. The PPP gave courage to those who wanted an
end to the dictatorship which maintained itself in power through
electoral rigging.
Gradually, others joined forces, and by the time the PNC
held its referendum to endorse a new constitution that gave more
powers to the PNC, a successful boycott was held. Later, many
groups opposed to the wrong doings of.the PNC fornned an alli-
ance to rid Guyana of this menace that was destroying the coun-
try. The Patriotic Coalition for Democracy (PCD) brought a num-
ber of progressive groups and parties into a strong coalition fight-
ing for the restoration of democracy.
Former US President Jimmy Carter was also drawn in to
the struggle and helped to restore free and fair elections, focus-
ing on the counting of ballot papers at the place of poll and in
front of representatives of the various parties contesting. Al-
though the PNC had concocted many malpractices in the rigging
process, this was a major factor, as previously observed were,
prevented from watching the counting of ballots.
The restoration of democracy at the first fair election in 28
years brought a wave of fresh air and confidence in the future,!
particularly as the winning presidential candidate was Cheddi,
Jagan, a man of uncontested integrity, a leader beloved by the
people, particularly for his long and ardent struggle against colo-
nialism and for the rights of all working people.
From October 5, 1992 to the present, there has been a deter-
mined effort to restore all aspects of democracy denied during the
28 year old reign of the PNC. From that day on there has been a
steady, organized and principled pattern of development of the
social needs of the Guyanese masses-from a highly successful
housing programme that has provided housing to the poorest,
greatly extended and improved health care and education, wide
scale expansion of pure water supplies, consistent and practical
help for agriculture and industrial development as well as repair-
ing and rebuilding the neglected infrastructure of the nation. The
country's massive foreign debt which prevented adequate funds
being used for development has been substantially reduced.
It is time, now on the 15th anniversary of October 5,
1992 for the whole nation to rejoice and to look back with
pride on the great achievements made on behalf of all

A new hope, political


The relevance of October 5th can never be overstated since
it remains the very foundation through which the advance-
ment, modernizing and upliftment of our country commenced.
Democracy and freedom are undoubtedly fundamentals of a free,
just and modem society. The victory of October 5 saw the renewal
of hope and a new political disposition that encouraged and pro-
moted political participation, accountability, transparency, public
participation and anti-corrupt efforts by the government resulted in
a society that is free and just. Basic human rights inclusive the free-
doms of movement, association, assembly and information were re-
stored all of which we enjoy in our society today.
Today we enjoy an environment where the rights of all our
people are promoted and recognized. This however was impos-
sible prior to October 5th, 1992.
Development is cross-cutting taking into consideration
the needs of all our people without prejudice to political
affiliation, ethnicity, religion and social status. October 5th
also led to a culture of participatory democracy with civil
society having an important role in the development of po-
litical, economic and social policies leading to sustainable
development. Youths today have an important role in de-
veloping this sustainable democracy, empowering them-
selves to work steadfastly for the protection and advance-
ment of democracy. Young people must promote democratic
values, encourage youth participation in politics, promote
human rights, advance the rule of law, educate and train
themselves in democratic principles and practices and par-
ticipate actively in policy making. A new culture must be
nurtured among our young people in ensuring democratic
governance and the rule of law continue to be a norm of
our society thereby protecting the victory we gain on Octo-
ber 5th when democracy was restored.
(The Progressive Youth Organisation)

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Agro-processor, Tony Obafemi, displays a chunk of dried
smoked fish at Yomi Foods, Lan(l-of-Canaan, East Bank Agro-processor, Tony Obafemi updates the media or
Demerara. Demerara, at the Guyana Marketing Corporation's Open


exporters encour

business clte

kn increasingly friendly busi-
ness climate, higher yields
from farmers, and greater de-
mand from regional and extra-
regional markets for Guyana's
non-traditional fresh and pro-
cessed produce are attracting a
'larger:number of agro-proces-
sors and exporters eager to do
business in Guyana.
Nigerian born Tony Obafemi,
who is currently based in the
United States, first visited
Guyana in 2002 to conduct fea-
sibility studies on yam produc-
tion and processing for export.
Encouraged by the findings
from the feasibility studies,
which also revealed other poten-
tially lucrative areas for invest-
ment, Obafemi embarked on es-
tablishing an agro-processing
company, a process which was
facilitated by both the Guyana
Marketing Corporation (GMC).

the Guyana Office for Invest-
ment (Go-Invest) and other re-
lated entities.
Recalling the initial stages of
setting up what is now known as
Yomi Foods Limited, located at
Land- Cf-Cana an, East Bank
Demerqra, Obafemi said, "The
Guyana Marketing Corporation
has been with me every step of
the way, assisting with market and
other contact information, site-se-
lection and technical advice."
The agency facilitates local
market development, develops
and disseminates post-harvest
technology, conducts market re-
search and provides market in-
telligence services to farmers,
agro-processors and exporters.
The Guyana Office for In-
vestment, he said, played an in-
tegral role in assisting and facili-
tating the entire process of get-
ting his business started.



In keeping with the various Authority, Kurshid Sattaur had
estment incentives and con- visited several shipping compa-
ions offered by government, nies late last year to observe op-
ifemi also benefitted from erations, and the averagee clear-
e allowances under the guid- ing time for cargo. Following
e and advice of Go-Invest. the visit, shipping company of-
"The major challenges I have ficials had agreed to revisit the
ed in conducting my opera- entire process with the! objec-
s are mainly the time it takes tive of enhancing efficiency.
equipment to be shipped to Other potential investors,
yana, and the process of Obafemi noted, "Shoild not be
ring the equipment for imme- dissuaded by challenge since
e use," he pointed out. every country has certain intri-
While acknowledging that cacies unique to them,''and the

shipping and handling of equip-
ment and the time it takes to ar-
rive in Guyana is beyond the con-
trol of local authorities, Obafemi
noted that the process of clear-
ing the equipment from the wharf
when it arrives is sometimes te-
Minister of Finance, Dr.
Ashni Singh and Commissioner
General of the Guyana Revenue

Victims of Cubana air disaster

honoured at 31st anniversary

- monument to be built at commemoration site

AT a solemn ceremony yester-
day to mark the 31st anniver-
sary of the Cubana Air Disas-
ter, Acting President Samuel
Hinds joined other government
officials, members of the dip-
lomatic corps, representatives
of the Cuban Embassy, the
Guyana/Cuba Friendship Asso-
ciation and several trade
unions to honour those who
The ceremony was held at
the Cubana Air Disaster com-

memoration site at Camp and
Lamaha Streets. Georgetown.
where a commitment w\as given
to erect a monument.
The highlight of the cer-
emony was a wreath-laying by
the Acting President, Cuban Am-
bassador Francisco Marchante.
Ambassador to the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela. People's
Progressive Partv/Ci vic (PPP/
C), General Secrctary Donald
Ramotar. George'owvn Mayor
Hamilton Green and other pub-

lic figures. A tribute was made by
Jeffrey Thomas. brother of
Rawle Thomas who was a vic-
The tragedy which took
the lives of 11 Guyanese oc-
curred off the coast of Barba-
dos on October 6, 1976, when
flight CU455, which was air-
borne and en route to Cuba
from Guyana, exploded, kill-
ing all 73 passengers, includ-
ing pilots and flight atten-

n the operations of Yomi Foods, Land-of-Canaan, East Bank
Day, on October 5.

overall benefits and returns
should be the deciding factor."
The innovativeness of local
farmers and their willingness to
take up the challenge of maxi-
mizing production with limited
resources, he said, must be ac-
knowledged since the availabil-
ity of fresh produce at com-
petitive prices is critical to the
success of agro-processing com-
panies such as: Yomi Foods.
Nevertheless, Obafemi be-
lieves that more organization
and collective cooperation
among fanners will further en-
hance their success.
The Ministry of Agricul-
ture, through agencies such as


GMC, continuously stress the
importance of fliers becoming
more organized and establishing
'Farmers' AssoCiations'. In this
regard, GMC's.Marketing Offic-
ers, as part of heir weekly vis-
its to farming communities, as-
sist with the establishment of
these associations.
Obafemi pow exports sub-
stantial quantities of processed
and dehydrated rice flour, cas-
sava, plantain, pepper, and
smoked fish td the United States.
In excess of US$1M has
been invested to date, lie said,
creating employment for doz-
ens of Guyhnese (A GMC

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Trinidadian Drama
Consultant Hal
Greaves and youth
member attached
to GRPA, Honnieta
Etkins, engage
participants in a





"The Right to Food-A Reality in Guyana"

Field visit to Green Farm October 8, 2007 9:00h Green Farms, East Bank Demerara
Field visit to Green Farm October 9, 2007 9:00h Green Farms, East Bank Demerara
Field visit to Aquaculture Station October 11, 2007 9:00h Mon Repos. ECD

Kamarang Farmers' meeting October 14,2007 10:00h Kanmarang School, Region 7
Paruina Farmers' Meeting October 14,2007 14:00h Paruima Benab, Upper Mazaruni,
Region 7
Sod-turning ceremony for Rice October 15, 2007 10:00h Black Bush Polder, Region 6
Farmers' meeting and Award October 15, 2007 1l:30h Black Bush Polder, Region 6
Discussion on adjustments to EU October 16, 2007 9:00th Cheddi Jagan Research Centre,
sugar price regime High St. Kingston
NARI Field day October 16, 2007 9:30h Mon Repos. ECD
World Food Day October 16, 2007 14:00h Guyana School of Agriculture,
celebration Mon Repos

Paranrakatoi Farmers' October 17,2007 9:00h Community Centre, Paramakatoi,
meeting Region 8
Aishalttm Farmers' meeting October 17, 2007 13:00h Aishalton Benab, Region 9
Region 2 Career Day October 20, 2007 9:00h Anna Regina Multilateral School.
Region 2
Fishermen's meeting October 20,2007 11:00h State House, Anna Regina, Reg 2
Commissioning of Airy Hall All October 20, 2007 14:00hrs Airy Hall, Anna Regina, Reg 2
weather Farm to market Road

Commissioning of October 20, 2007 15:00h Riverstomw & Ondetneeming Reg. 2
Rehabilitation works of Canal.
channels & structures
Parika farmers' day October 21. 2007 9:00h Parika Market
Opening of Naamnryck all weather October 21, 2007 11:30h Parika Backdam EBE Region No. 3
Farm to Market road

Launching of Pig Breeding October 22, 2007 14:00h GDF Farm. Garden of Eden. EBD
Region 10 Loggers' Forum October 23, 2007 13:30h Constabulary Building, Region 10
Rockstone farmers' meeting October 23, 2007 16:00h Rockstone. Region 10
Region 10 career Day October 24, 2007 9:00h Mackenzie Sports Ground, Region 10
Mocha Farmers' Meeting October 24.2007 16:00h Mocha, EBD
MMA Open Day October 25.2(0)7 9:00h MMA Headquarters, Onverwagt, .
Region 5
Ministry staff Award Ceremony October 26, 2007 14:30h Lawns of the Ministry of Agriculture,
_Regent Street
Canje Night October 27, 2007 16:00h Rose Hall Canje Ground. Region 6
RPA County Conference October 28 2007 9:30 h Bush Lot Secondary School. Corentvne
Dairy Exhibition October 28.2007 13:00h NDDP Office. Mon Repos, ECD


drama workshop

The Guyana Responsible
Parenthood Association
(GRPA) yesterday held its
third youth drama workshop
under the theme, "Fighting
AIDS Through Education"
-at the Regency Suites Hotel
on Hadfield Street in the
he \x workshop. sponsored
hv the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA).
in collaboration with the Car-
ibbean Fantily Planning Affili-
ation Limited (CFPA). tar-
geted youths between the ages
of 13 and 17. and is aimed at
helping them to develop skills
and creative ideas to address
sexual and reproductive health
Delivering opening remarks
was Frederick Cox. Executive
Director of GRPA, who said
young people should be given
the necessary education to fight
AIDS in order to face the chal-
lenges encountered in life.
He also highlighted the rel-

e\ race of drama which can be
used lor entertainment purposes
in delivering messages.
Meanwhile. Dr. Tirbani
Jagdeo. CIDA representative
who solicited funds for the
workshop. in his feature ad-
dress. posited that CFPA is an
organisation which facilitates
learning through interaction and
urged participants to express
themselves freely whenever the
need arises.
The workshop, with ap-
proximately 40 participants.
will conclude lodav.
The GRPA a non-govern-
mental, non-profit
organisation was established
in 1973 with the mission of
promoting responsible sexual
behaviour and reproductive
health through information,
education and services. The
organisation offers a number
of services such as discus-
sions in family life education,
counselling, community work

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The enigma ..

(From page 13)
social, economic, and environmental conditions of ACP coun-
tries, perk up the existing trading arrangements, and fulfil the
compatibility requirements of the WTO regulations.
Sugar calamities, however, did not first show its face in
the 1990s. This country has always had a history of sugar cri-
ses. The journey along the road of early cataclysm began circa
1795, when river soils became unproductive and 120 planta-
tions along the Demerara River and 200 along the Essequibo
River were abandoned.
Abolition of slavery in 1833 and the ending of the Appren-
ticeship period in 1838 created an artificial labour shortage on
sugar plantations. The removal of Colonial Preference in 1846
induced competition with other colonies for sugar.
A grant of export bounties by European governments re-
sulted in excessive productions of beet sugar in the 19th cen-
tury, resulting in a limited colonial market for sugar.
The price of sugar declined in 1896, at half of what it was
in 1881. A sugar crisis followed with further closure of many
sugar estates and large mergers.
High World War I prices prompted sugar production in
other countries and in conjunction with strong competition from
beet sugar, sugar prices again fell in 1929. World War II created
a shortage of fertilizers, machinery, labour, and shipping space.
Then, of course, there were the nationalizations in 1976.
Odle argued that the move toward nationalization was a reac-
tion to economic crises rather than a planned program of eco-
nomic change.
Restructuring sugar now is on the move. The Skeldon
Modernization Plant is becoming something. Restructuring will
reduce the cost of production of a pound of sugar, increasing
the industry's competitiveness. The Skeldon Sugar Estate also
will house a power generation facility, a distillery, and a ba-
gasse plant.
This modern sugar factory will produce high quality raw
sugar tied to an increasingly attractive demand internationally.
Bagasse will produce an average of 10 megawatts of electricity
up to 77 gigawatt hours annually. Bagasse is expected to re-
place use of light and heavy fuel oil in diesel engine-driven gen-
erators powered by GPL.
CARICOM currently consumes 15% of Guyana's sugar.
CARICOM's demand is in excess of 300,000 tonnes per year.
CARICOM's demand for refined sugar is in excess of 70,000
tonnes annually, and Trinidad & Tobago with the Sole refinery
plant in the Caribbean only has a capacity for 50,000 tonnes
per year. The restructuring surely can envelop these prospects.
The history shows that the industry is extremely vulner-
able to various economic crises and political actions, and'with-
out adequate economic security, the industry will hot survive.
Whatever happens, Guyana's road to restructuring will
unravel the mystery of sugar. That enigma of bitter-sweet
sugar has hurt and comforted many people and nations
over the years. But nations in the periphery of the world
system must know that all core countries (world's most
powerful economies) always act in their own interest first.
And, perhaps, globalization is the core countries' vehicle
to sustain their dominance and limit development among

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Blood appeal

National policy

on violence in

schools coming

(Jamaica Gleaner) Newly appointed consultant to the Min-
istry of Education, Alphansus Davis, has been charged with
the responsibility of developing a national policy on vio-
lence in schools.
Mr. Davis said he would be canvassing the views of
stakeholders in the education sector, in developing the
As such he will be travelling around the island, beginning
next week, to meet with the stakeholders in education.
"The minister has charged me to hear from the schools
what security measures they have in place now, then I can
provide him with information on where the stakeholders
want the security policy to go," Mr. Davis told The
He noted that, following this, he would conduct a research
on security measures instituted in schools locally and inter-
nationally, with a view to implement some of these in the
Mr. Davis said a timeline for the implementation has not
been set. However, he said he would recommend to the minis-
try that the policy come on-stream before the start of the new
school year, noting that experience has taught that the most vio-
lent term in the school year is usually the Easter term.
A long-time advocate for banning cellphones in schools. Mr.
Davis said a policy on cellphones would also be included in the
The outgoing president of the Association of Principals and
Vice-Principals said he was confident he would succeed in the
task that he has set out to do.
"Whatever task I am entrusted with, I have a high sense of
confidence simply because I believe in team work, I believe in
consultation," he said.
Ruel Reid, principal of Jamaica College, is also a con-
sultant to the Education Ministry. He will be responsible
for matters relating to the island's teachers.

"'The one area that may be a
little bit stressed is our blood
bank resetn es." Cave told a Press
briefing at the hospital's audito-
rium around noon yesterday.
"It is anticipated we do
have enough to deal with this
emergency. but it w-ill deplete
our supplies. We would request
for donors to attend the Na-
tional Blood Collection Centre.
and priority for-donors who
tcnow their blood groups are -
Positive' or 'A Positive'.
"Those are the two blood
types that will be most in de-
mand. It's not an emergency just
yet, as we do believe our cur-

rent stock can deal with this cur-
rent crisis, but it will deplete our
stores." he added.
The Blood Collection Cen-
tre was recently relocated to
Ladymeade Gardens. next to
the Sir Winston Scott Pol\clinic
on Jenmmotts Lane. St Michael.
The most serious case of
the 15 people who were trans-
ported to the QEH yesterday
was a man with a leg injury
which would have required a
According to Cave, the re-
mainder were assessed at the
Accident & Emergency Depart-
ment, inclusive of X-rays and

blood tests-
"Some of those remaining
patients may be admitted. The
vast majority of the injuries are
soft tissue, broken bones. lacera-
tions and those kinds of mild to
moderate trauma." he added.
Twelve people with minor
injuries were also sent for treat-
ment at the Fast Trac depart-
ment of the Warrens Polvclinic.
St Michael.
"The hospital services have
dealt with the situation quite
well." chief executive officer of
the QEH. Winston Collymore.
told a Press conference yester-
d"Our '.spoHsuetime__Ws
good, and we're getting bet-
ter by using the mass casu-
alty system."

Troubled block project

(Saturday Sun)A FARMING
PROJECT falling under the
Government's Boys On The
Block programme appears in
danger of collapsing because
of inadequate support.
"If we don't get help soon.
it looks like this whole project
is going to fold up." farmer
Barry Jones told the SATUR-
Jones and Corey Bridgeman
called in the Press on Thursday
to highlight the plight of the St
Stephen's Hill. St Michael
They complained that much
had been promised under the
programme. including chemicals,

fertilisers. seeds, storage space.
a shed to operate from. and help
with ploughing. but little had
been delivered.
"1 am appealing to the au-
thorities to come and give the
assistance they promised,"
Jones declared. "We are in
SHe said more than half the
one-acre plot lent by a land-
owner had been overrun by
weeds, which the two farmers
had difficulty controlling.
More than 2 000 young
okra trees are at a critical stage
of development, but the farm-
ers are running out of chemicals
to keep pests at bay.

Help was also needed in
ploughing the land. Bridgeman
pointed out.
The project started about
three years ago. Initially. four
farmers were involved. but two
had dropped out.
The Democratic Labour
Party's (DLP) candidate for the
area, Chris Sinckler. visited the
project on Thursday. He urged
the authorities to "live up to
their commitment".
He said, "the Project Oa-
sis people say they want to
put $3 million into such
projects, but the resources
are not reaching these fel-

A vacancy exists for a Credit Supervisor at our Linden Branch in a
dynamic International Retailing Organisation

Job Specification: A forward thinking team player
with the following qualifications:

* At least five (5) subjects at the CXC (Gen.)/GCE "0" Level which
must include English Language and Mathematics

* A Degree or Professional qualification from a recognized Institution
in a Social Science related discipline with at least one (1) year
experience at a Supervisory level


* Diploma in Business Administration with three (3) years working
experience, two (2) of which must be at a Supervisory level.
Good communications skills (both oral and written)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Computer literate with software proficiency in Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook
Good analytical, team building and problem solving skills
Closing date for all a-pp:cations is
October 15, 2007 and must be forwarded to:

,ddmnqg v,'l'e E. R' day;

cut me out and keep me

A ,- Y r

Am I to understand that a self-employed person who
injures his/herself whilst genuinely working for,
someone else will not be able to receive any benefit
from NIS, all because they do not contribute for
Industrial Injury. ,0

No! that is not what you must understand.
A self-employed person who injures his/herself
whilst genuinely working can qualify for Sickness

Industrial Benefit is just not a part of the
self-employed coverage.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/0 Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity antid Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: pr_nis(d.solution2000.net
Tel: 227-3461.

E I I a ILI -= 4a..

10/6r2007. 8:35 PM

(Daily Nation) Friday's ve-
hicular tragedy at The Gar-
den, St James. forced the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
(QEH) to make a special call
for more Barbadians to do-
nate blood.
Acting director of medical
services. Dr Clyde Cave. gave
the hospital's mass casualty
system, which responded to the
incident, the 'thumbs up", say-
ing their services were not put
under major stress, but indi-
cated that treating those in-
volved would eventually de-
plete the blood supply.
The blood is used in the
QEH's clinical and surgical de-

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A joint Government of Guyana U.S. Government Project
44 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, South America
Tel: 592-231-6311 Fax: 592-231-6349.

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10:15 h National
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12:00 h- Press
conference with
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13:00 h Dharma Van
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17:30 h Guysuco
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20:00h- 60 Minutes
21:00 h- President
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USAID Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention
(GHARP) Project (A Joint Government of Guyana U.S
Government Project) invites applications from suitably
qualified persons to fill the position of:

v Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

To assist with the design and implementation of monitoring and
evaluation for USAID/GHARP country programs, and support the
improved availability and use of monitoring and evaluation data for
program planning, evaluation, improvement, management and
policy advocacy.


A Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Research, Economics or
any other related field and a minimum of one year's experience in
data management and report writing. A Master's degree will be an
asset. Must be skilled in the use of Access, Excel, Epi Info and any
other data related programs for data management.

This position is initially for a contractual period of one (1) year and
renewable on a yearly basis to the end of the project and / or funding.

Applications must include the name, address and contact number of
at least two (2) referees, one (1) from a community member and or
former employers as to your suitably ofthe position.

Please send applications to the ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
USAID GHARP Project, 3rd Floor, 44 High Street, Kingston,
Georgetown, no later than Friday, October 19, 2007 at 15:30 hrs.

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C/VILLE furnished 1-
bedroom apt. for local/overseas
visitors, starting from $4 000
daily. Tel. Anand 227-8356,
622-2118, anytime.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
OFFER you just can't
refuse. Popular business place
for rent at Parika Obsession
Hangout Fast Food & Fish Shop.
Call Iarcilla 610-0133, 663-
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

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

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services- Call Kerstng's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
programming software sales
and services by professional.
Call us today on 691-8307 or
265-3298, home and office
services available.
BRAND new Acer Laptops
- $180 000 Vista Desktops $115
000. Computer repairs home
and office. Kris 681-4208,

HOME teaching one to
one nursery primary, handicap.
Phonics and all suooects. Call
651-7662 1
MATHS Lesson available
from 2"" form to CXC/GCE.
Contact Ingrid Ally 168 Eping
Ave., Bel Air Park. Tel. 227-
K. SANKAR offers
Elementary, Intermediate &
Advance Dressmaking. Classes.
Also Bridal Gowns made to
order. Call 220-9532.
NAIL courses acrylic nails,
nail designing, mancuring,
pedicuring, air brushing, etc.
Register now. Call Michelle
227-7342, 613-4005.
PRACTICAL Electronic
course beginning Oct.12,
2007. For further information,
call Abdul's Electronics, 349
East Street. Tel. # 225-0391 or
EARN a Certificate, Diploma
or Degree, In any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
1 SECURITY Guard to work
in Bel Air Springs. From 6:30
pm to 5:30 am with reference
and Police Clearance. Prefer 1
Presidential Guard. Age 45 to
55 years. 225-0460. 624-7130.
HOME Tuition for students
who are struggling with or Iust
need extra help with English
Language. Literature. Social
Studies. Biology. Human and
Social Biology or Integrated
Science. Call t28-2346

ENROL your child @
elevation classes today!! Small
classes professional teachers. We
offer Mathematics, English
Language, Social Studies and
Integrated Science. Call 218-
3173, 628-2346.
ENGLISH Language classes
are available for adult/school
leavers who want to better their
grammar. Classes are also
available for persons who wish
to rewrite English Language for
CXC. Call 218-3173, 628-2346.
WANT to learn Spanish from
scratch and write it at CXC in
2009. Then come and register
now at the International Business
College. Classes are also avail-
able for 4"' and 5" Formers who
want to write it in 2008. Tel. #
645 8347, 225-2397. Classes
commence on October 17.


Monday- Friday
9:00- 12:00hrs
Exams in May/June 2008
Classes Commence
10th October 2007
262 Thomas Streetl NIC/B. Town
Tel. 225 2197, 225 5474
1 1 ... ... I
NOW registering for adult -
Certificate and Diploma courses
in French, Spanish, Portuguese
and English as a Foreign
Language. Beginners and
Foundation courses for children
3 13 years), and CXC
reparation courses. Also
Remedial English, Translation
and Interpreting Services. The
Language Institute Inc. Phone
LOOKING for international
employment, get trained by
Guyana Training College on a
Canadian Curriculum as a
Canadian Certified personal
support worker (Care Giver). We
are a recognized and exclusively
authorized by the NACPSW of
ONTARIO to administer this
program in Guyana. Day and
evening classes available. Call

AT SHALOM Enterprise, 2
Croal Street, Stabroek, G/town.
You could also obtain an
International Driver's Permit. For
more information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-8162,
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

Indera Singh Massage. If
you need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.
Cell 615-6665

A 25-year-old female is
looking for soul mate. 619-0924.
A 50-year-old female is
looking for companionship. 652-
SINGLE male. age 27.
needs female pen friends. Write
to PO Box 10315. Georgetown.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married' Migratel..through the
CFI Telephone Fnendship Link. Call
592-261-5079. twenrv-four hours
NEED a friend' Penoal or
phone pals? Please call for in-
ormation tel 629-4605 692-
5670. Address: E Chatteraoon.
Lot 125 Supply. Mahaica. 'ECD.

GET rid of all your health
problems with the latest medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies,
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations
etc. Also home visits for bed
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T_
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collingswood Avenue. Nandy
Park, EBD, (Enter Republic Park,
go straight at the first junction,
follow the road to Lot 79). Tel-
233-5944 or cell 624-1181, Mon.
- Sat., 9 am to 5 pm.

GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 655-8907, 612-6417,

re-upholstering of All types of
furniture. Call 697-9560.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
CATERING small groups,
Guyanese cuisine, you would not
regret. Calling 2180303 or 616-
NEED to put your accounts
in order? Accounting and audit-
ing services are available. Call
233-5346 for details.
TECHNICIANS on call for all
your television, DVD, microwave
and washing machine repairs.
Call Ryan 265-2634, 658-715.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-


Contact us for all your Canadian
immigration and Visa matters.
Canada: Batwant Persaud &
Tel: 416-31-84 or
Guyana: Call andabat
www.cnadaimiia iti~allll.

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamed
on 233-0591, 667-6644.
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines, refrigerators,
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens, etc- Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-
SHELLY ON 621-3014 OR 667-
cheap grill work, aluminium, cast
iron stainless steel welding,
fishing vessel and truck trays
alteration. Contact Brian at 39
BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
Tel. 233-2847. 618-2705.

DIESEL Mechanic, live-in
Maid. Babysitter. Call 641-7073.
VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens. Sheriff & Fourth Sis C:'

OPERATORS. 653-6014.
Apply with handwritten
application to Regent Household
Electronics. 143 Regent Road-
Tel. # 227-4402_
MECHANIC/Welder Age 25
and over. Must have knowledge
or Arc welding. previous
experience an asset. Contact
VACANCY exists for four (4)
sewing machine operators
Experienced in sewing ladies
pants from West Coast area. Call
277-3563. 648-2850.
ONE experienced female
Counter Clerk- Knowledge of hair
and nails a plus. Apply in person
to Tiles Plus/Clippers '-4,.'
Regent and Camp Streets-
(Essentials Building).
written application and reference
to Manager of SOL Gas
Distribution and Dowding Sree
Kitty- Te. # 227-7350. Monday to
Saturday between the hrs of 8
am to 4 pm.
knowledge of Maths and English.
2 years working experience.
Apply in person with application
to Lens, sheriff & Fouri St S, C?
PORTERS from East Coast
Demerara and Georgetown-
Starting salary- $10 500. Contact
P Ramroop & Sons 1 'C' Orange
Walk, Bourda, GT. Tel. 227-
VACANCY exists for femaIle
assistant to perform Secretaal
Duties, age 17-24, must have
good communication skills,
computer skills would be an asset
To work full or part-time- Atradcive
salary offer. Call 689-7025.
IMMEDIATE vacancies exist
for teachers in the Nursery,
Primary and Secondary
departments at IPE, Mon Repos,
Enterprise, Grove and
Pouderoyen. 25 and over. TeL. #
220-0538, 265-3996, 629-530,0
MANAGERS, sale persc.-,-
secretaries, farmer nanmrer.,
drivers, housekeepers, day &
night watchmen/women. Please
send resume / application to P.O
Box 14058. Applicants must live
on East Bank.
VACANCIES exist for Cooks?/
Puri Maker, Bakers/ Pastry Mkers,
Salesperson, Counter Attendant,
Handyboys. Apply in person to
Anali's Food Deli. Must have
valid Food Handler's Cerificate-
322 New Market Street_
PHARMACIST. 322 llE.','
Srofessionals. Managers.
pervisors. Sales Reps.. Sales
girls and boys. Counter Helpers.
Cashiers. Drie-s .;) Porters (55)
Cleaners ;35i skilled and
unskilled w -rkes heleDrs- pump
and wash bc. atte-dants. Offce
Assistants. C'e-ks ReceptiDnist
Secretares. Co--:r OoDraior.
Confide :iaS Sc-ta. IT
Speclai:s;. ;i.:e--a S liors.
Junior A '. -e. &
Waiters -e:- ? :- 5 .;,ie
also sr.-. .:= o 3:-- ihe
Carib'-C- :D, nai
Rec-;:e. -2---. '---950
Fatera "e -s ...- 11

ONE female Office Ciar
Age 25 and over. Salary S40
000/mth. Previous experience anr
asset esp. in the area of
management to work in Snesd ,ke
area. Contact 225-9304
5903. 226-6229.
SALESWOMEN, earn nre
than $50 000 monthly wa$rkrng
part-time. No experience ire-
guired we provide I.-ii i. .- ,. k
from home. Come :,. F -. -
1TY CLUB Saturday. Octoae- 5.
2007 at 1 pm. 89 Brickdam. ea,,
Guyana School Compound
Requirements must be 25 \,is
and over must have a :ne6Eiml
Police Clearance at least Itwo
years experience- Call teleitM ane
numbers 227-8042 or 227-
8041 to make arrangnements for
ONE Marketing ExeAviiwe
Requirements. Must be 23 yrs.
and over, at least four siihijedts
CXC, Maths and Englliish
included. Must have own
vehicle. At least tw wears
experience. Call tellelpAone
numbers 227-8042 emr 227-
8041 to make aIrragn is r
PLANT Opiraltor-
Qualifications two ((cXC
Maths and English, 3&
will be accepted. Ed. ia wiil
be an asset but na~ mssary
Attractive salary and otttltner
benefits preferably person Iinrg
on EBD. A8ply in person to
Friendship xvgen Linmm-t 30,
FriendshiP EBD. Between the
hours of I:00 4:00 pmt
at least three (3) CXC stbijeits,
including English. Must be immn-
puter liferafe, should Ihawe at
least three (3) years r lelaanit omr
experience. Apply in person /hit
a written application to:: GFiMI -
Guyana Furniture Manr.faaltuiring
Ltd., 49 58 Indusltia'l Estate,
Beterverwagting, East Coast
ONE (1) Feimalle Olfiice
Assistant Must have b1ri-nkaie
of Payroll, NIS, Filling ar mmust
be computer literate.. Must be
between the ages of 25 amn 30
years old. Must hate lkniskedge
of Maths & English and at It st
two 12) years working epeaniance.
Apply in person wath a anriltden
application and ttwoh ((2)
references to: Len's 113 S il ili
& Fourth Sts., C/vile. Tel:: 227-
JIFFI Lubes Sales and
Services, 12 North Road & Light
Street. Bourda, C-e-_,,.Q-*':.,,.-
Applications are cn.ric 'r.: -.
suitably qualified persons eaino
are young and committed for the
post.on of: Welder/fabricat.or.
Experience in exhaust --
aluminium and gas/arch .. e:' -
would be an asset. ? --
minimum experience. E : --
salary. Auto AC Techn._;s- ','.
years experien.- Ile. r :.
ex"--'ence would be an asset
Z-:., in person with .ao
e-oes. police clearance a'-
-rs size picture io The
Director on or bei'oe
C :- 2. 2007. Oniv suLsae:
:ons will be

226-1192. 653-9990.
QUEENSTOWN 60 ft. by
60 ft. reduced, negotiable.
LARGE piece of land opp.,
4 house lots. Contact 220-9199,
DIAMOND 65 X 110',
0315. 690-8625.
100 X 55 FT. IN LIME ST.:
200 x 55 FT. BROAD ST. TEL.
226-8148. 625-1624.
31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land for sale price
neg- Phone No. 254-0397, 225-
LAND situated at 332 One
Mile Wismar. Linden. Contact
Marlyn. 231-7742, after working
GREIA land at Canal No. 2
Polder $5M, $7M. Vreed-en-
Hoop four lots $6M each. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
42 DIAMOND & Gold
Claims in Kurupung Mountain.
For sale or partnership $4M
neg. Jeff Narain 592-223-
5586. 592-669-1364.
000 sq. ft. $19M LBI 12
000 sq. ft. $8M Ogle 6 000
sq. ft. $9.5M, Felicity 9 000
sq. ft. US$50 000 Canje 2
% acres-$3.9M, Parika 211
acres $170M. DeFreitas
Associates 225-5782, 609-
2302, 233-5711.
CENTRAL Georgetown -
120 x 120 US$1.2M. Central
Georgetown 110 x 90 -
US$650 000, East Bank (Road
Side) 92 x 172 $45M, East
Bank (River side) 6 acres -
$75M, West Bank (near to Guy
Bridge) 40 acres. 227-0464 (0)
646-3251 @.
STREET. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
house lots (together) plus 150'
x 120 & 180 x75.3. Properties
together (road side), Happy
Acres, Earl's Court, Lamaha
Gardens, Diamond, New
Scheme (High income) Canal
# 1 & 2; Highway lands, 2860
acres Intermediate Savannah.
TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
LARGE piece of land, 1.1
acres or 47 000 sq. feet of prime
land situated at Public Road
Melanie Damishana,
transported property for only
$8.5M. Contact Pete's Real
Estate, Lot 2 Georgeand
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218, 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
(81) EIGHTY-ONE acres of
farm land situated in Demerara
River, situated at a place called
Spring Gardens River front four
hundred feet with only eight
million dollars. Contact Pete's
Real Estate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218, 226-
5546, 226-9951. 231-7432.
GREIA construction of
new road on Train Line
crane to Hubu prime lands,
suitable for housing
Development Poultry
farming, manufacturing etc
farm 5 acres $10M, Rub
front 12 acres S6M Barnwell
52 acres S6M, Greenage
Park house lots $1.5M, 1 -
2M, Parika back of City
Island house lots $3M each,
Parika 8 acres to river front
S80M neg. Tel. 225-3737,
225-4398. 651-7078.
227-4040. 225-0995, 628-
0796. 669-7070. Lamaha
Gardens 40 x 100 $14
million. Yarrawkabra 100
acres S22 million,
Yarrawkabra 200 x 100 $1.5
million, Yarrawkabra 19 acres
$15 million. Robb and
Wellington Sts. 100 x 100
USS1.4 million. Middle and
Main Streets S125 million.
Alberttown 120 x 48 $15
million, North Road 30 x 30 -
S8-5 million. Good Hope 9
000 sg ft. $4 million. Peter's
Hall, E.B.D $12 S45 million
Happy Acres S1il million S37
million. Call us nov,

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GREIA Pariks Lookout -
plots of land from road to river
100 ft. x Z-00 ft. $12M each;
SP.rika roadside two lots
japp roximately acre $10M;
house lots at Triumph, ECD -
i $2M each; house lots at
Agricultu-e Road, ECD $2.5M
eac -: larger plots $3M $6M
Seac Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.

00u. TEL. 226-1192, 653-9990.
2-ROOM apartment at
SSoyles's Place Stabroek. Dial
3NE furnished 2-bedroom
tot fat, Bel Air Park. Tel. 227-
2-BEDROOM upper flat at
3 Austin St., C/ville. Tel. 223-
FURNISHED flats for
ove-seas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelors Adventure, ECD. Tel.
FURNISHED rooms for
oung single working female.
1-BEDROOM lower flat,
Queenstown. Phone 231-2789
OR 227-8858.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
large property to rent, semi-
furnished. 227-0972.
ONE two-bedroom apart-
ment to rent. Secure parking.
Tel. 223-8886.
1 3-BEDROOM top flat
including 1 self-contained
room. Call 624-6359.
ONE brand new executive
5-bedroom house in Diamond
New H/S. Tel. 624-7130 or 225-
1-BEDROOM apt. in
Central Georgetown, rent $23
000. Pastor's reference
required. Call 660-6311.
UG AREA, fully furnished
and secure four-bedroom,
Executive building, with all
modern facilities. 642-0636.
148, 625-1624.
BEAUTIFUL 2-bedroom
aot., meshed and grilled, short
term US$45 per day. Long
term US$500 per month. Ph.
661-4853. No agents. Utilities
included in rent.
furnished house US$700.
Contact Roberts Realty First
Federation Life BIdg. Te. 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 -
home, 644-2099 cell.
bedroom) $18 000, $20 000,
$25 000, (2-bedroom) $25
000, $32 000, 3-bedroom 40
000, furnished $26 000, $45
000. Call 231-6236
NORTON Street, Lodge -
unfurnished 3-bedroom
apartment $35 000. Down
payment 3 months. Call 231-
2167 between 8 am and 4:30
ROOM to rent, residential
area, single working person.
Contact 231-8661, 688-9167.
CONTACT 227-0071.
NICE 3-bedroom apart-
ment short or long term rental.
Call 222-2063, 680-2663. Ask
for Gary.__
APARTMENTS and houses
also space for warehouse,
immediate clients overseas
and local. Tel. 227-2256.
ONE room to rent located
in Eccles prefer single working
female. Please Call tel. # 233-
3712, 680-2856.
ONE two-flat building 3-
bedroom, North East La
Penitence $50 000 monthly.
Tel. No. 227-6285.
FULLY grilled, spacious
two bedroom apartment $40
000. Tel. 225-0586 between
8:30 and 4:30 pm.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for couple single
person US$500, US$25 daily.
Call 227-3546, 609-4129.
1 GROUND floor
unfurnished, 2 bedrooms, fully
grilled, in Kitty water 24 hours.
Indoor toilet and bath $40
000. Tel. 609-8315.
Springs, Queenstown. Bel Air
Park (Lama Ave.), Prashad
Nagar, Atlantic Gardens,
Republic Park, Nandy Park,
Courida Park (Apt..), C/ville
(Apt.), business rental
Kingston. Bond space. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624

LAMAHA Gardens, furnished
executive apartments with cable
TV & DLS Internet. Tel. 610-
2721 or 226-8261.
1 TWO-BEDROOM bottom
flat, apartment at 6 Station
Street, Kitty. Tel. 227-5986.

eideetiaor 3b ne pe

$0S1300 2 US2 500

LARGE spacious bottom flat
for business in Alexander St.,
on 9 300 sq. ft. land. Tel. 610-
2721 or 226-8261.
LARGE spacious bottom flat
Kitty $80 000. Ideal for
Pharmacy, Internet Cafe, Jewel
Shop, etc. Tel. 225-0571.
ONE (1) two-bedroom
bottom flat, 3'r Street,
Liliendaal. Tel. # 222-3436.
Price $35 000.
LAMAHA Gardens, furnished
2-bedroom apartment. Tel. 610-
2721 or 226-8261.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment located in Cummings
Lodge. Tel. 698-8876, 622-
FURNISHED room decent
single working female. Tel.
226-5035 (08:00 17:00 hrs.)
3 BEDROOMS upper & 'A
bottom flat. Price $20 000 per
month neg. at Lusignan, ECD.
Call 220-8105, 622-1743.
NANDY Park 2-bedroom
furnished, C/ville, 2-bedroom
unfurnished. 233-6160.
OFFICE space -
Queenstown, Gitown over 3 000
sq. feet, available lots of parking
space. Call 624-4225.
SMALL apartment for
married couple or mature female
in South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Call 688-9141.

BUSY 4-corner

Business Spot
with large verandah,
located on the first floor.
Fully equipped with lights,
grills, telephone, etc.
Partially air--.:.,,im i:'ii, .
Suitable for Doctor's
Office,internet Cafe
Salon, school, etc.
Measuring 30ft x 50ft
c-anut posses'.wsit
Move in tonda
125 o000 neg

QUEENSTOWN large two-
bedroom furnished US$800,
unfurnished from US$350 pm.
Tel. 624-4225.
BUILDING suitable for office,
school, salon, etc. Barima
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Call 227-
7342, 613-4005.
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat
at131 Surat Drive Triumph, ECD
for couple. Call 220-6245, 220-
5173, 645-8090.
GOING concern fast food for
rent. You can do fish fry, bar-b-
que, take away. Day & Night. Call
223-2173 or 226-1933.
APARTMENTS to rent from
$60 000 monthly. Utility bills
inclusive. Call 227-3336 or
(227)0902 or (227-2189).
ROOMS or apartments to let
on a weekly or daily basis. Call
227-2189, 227-3336, 227-0902,
ONE (1) self-contained semi-
furnished room $16 000
monthly. Tel. 225-6184. At Lot
88 Middle Road, La Penitence.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
flat available long short term
rental for local overseas clients.
Call 226-0210. 226-8091.
ONE two or three-bedroom
apartment to rent from US$800
monthly. Utility bills inclusive.
Call 227-2199 or 227-2186.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
0001$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-57763

OFFICE space bond/ware
house space. 227-0464. 646-
PRIME business space to
rent in Regent Street 1325 SQ
rental. Price attractive and
neotiable. Tel. 225-3808. 225-
2873, 226-9029.
ONE upper 2-bedroom
apartment situated Lot 32 Ogle
Front, E C Demeara, including
toilet and bath. Tel. 222-5448,
Cell 691-7573.
4635. 218-0392, 648-7504.
CHECK out Sunflower Hotel
& Fast Food, long term, short
term. Stay 2 hours 3-hours, 4
hours. 229 Cummings Street &
South Road. Call 225-3817
PRIME Realty F/F Prashad
Nagar US$1 200 neg., S/F Bel
Voir Court US$2 000 neg and
many more. Contact 616-5693,
627-2597, 231-0247.
QUEENSTOWN furnished,
1 & 3-bedroom apartments,
parking, AC, hot and cold, etc.
for overseas visitors, short term.
226-5137, 227-1843.

Alberttown 2 bedroom
top fiat $35,000
Bagotstown 3 bedroom
top flat S60,000
Subryanville -3 bedroom
top flat furnished S650 US
Courida Park 1 bedroom
fully furnished $50,000
Handy Park 3 bedroom
fully furnished house $650 US
Lamaha Street 2 bedroom
house $70,000
Good Hope 2 bedroom
house S35,000
Eccles 3-bedroom, bottom
flatl- 50,000
Many more
NEP Enterprises

COMING from overseas-
check out the Green House.
Apartments AC, TV and kitchen
net. Long term and short term.
Tel. 227-6646, 227-6587.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available.
Call 226-8990, 226-2543.
bedroom apt. located in Almond
St., Queenstown. 2 and 3-
bedroom apts. Located in Duke
St., Kingston. Tel. 618-0091.
Contact Joy.
AN excellent business
opportunity, make real money!
Complete new 12-room hotel for
rental in Regent Street rooms
self cont. & furnished. Going
business. Tel. 225-3808, 225-
2873, 226-9029.
KITTY one fully-furnished
2-bedroom apartment, self-
contained rooms, AC tel.,
parking fully secured, ideal for
foreigners. Price US$600. Call
Naresh Persaud 225-9882,
furnished 2-bedroom upper flat
apartments with H/C, AC, tel.,
MMC secured, washer and
parking. Call 226-1457, 613-
6005. Single person US$550,
couple US$70 0.
US$1 500. House by itself -
US$600 and $70 000 in Festival
City, Apts. US$600. Office
building in Church Street, 3-
storey for school, airline service.
Phone Tony Reid's Realty 225-
2626; 225-5198; 231-2064.
BUSY junction 4 corner
Camp St business spot located
above Apply Guyana variety
Store and Nut Centre, fully
equipped with grills and lights.
Suitable for doctor's office,
Internet cafe, Salon, school, etc.
vacant possession move in today.
Tel. 624-8402/227-3939/231-
3602. Nut Center.
4-bedroom home, furnished -
US$1 500 and a 3-bedroom
furnished, with generator US$1
3-bedroom furnished US$2000
and a 4-bedroom furnished
Large 4-bedroom, furnished -
US$2 500. OFFICES: Downtown
- 2 floors with over 1 200 sq. ft.
of space available, rent
negotiable. And lots more all
over. Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
with Style".

fully furnished modern house.
Consists of 2 self-contained
bedrooms, lovely living room.
modern kitchen, powder room,
large lawn (with fruit trees) and
fully secure. Asking US$1 300
neg. Tel. 616-5693. 627-2597 or
FULLY equipped bar.
Charlotte St.. L/town $200 000
mthly, Middle & top floors,
Charlotte St., L/town $150 000
each mthly, furnished four-
apartment building, Kingston -
US$5000 mthly, furnished one
and two room apartments,
Republic Park US$500 -
US$650. and US$850 mthly.
DeFreitas Associates 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
227-440. 225-0995, 669-7070,
628-0796. GuySuCo Gdns. -
US$2 500, BelAir Springs US$2
500 US$3 000. Republic Park -
US$800, North Road US$1 500,
Queenstown US$3 500, Ogle -
US$1 500, 13 Blair Park US$2
500, William St., C/ville US$2
500, Lamaha Gdns US$2 500,
Subryanville US$1 500, Church
St. US$500.

OGLE, Diamond, Success,
Annandale & WCD. 233-6160.
LAND/house lot to buy in the
Sophia area. Call 697-4618,
3-BEDROOM house, grocery
shop, liquor restaurant. Price
$6M. Call 662-9221.
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
A 72' x 600' land and house
situated at La Grange, WBD. Tel.
626-1399, 649-9889.
NANDY PARK $25M. TEL. 226-
1192, 653-9990.
LIST your properties to rent
or sell with us. Call Atlantic
Realty 226-9731 or 621-1548.
THREE bedroom back
cottage, Croal Street, G/town -
$6M. 609-2302, 225-5782, 233-
KITTY $16.5M and $3.8M,
Wortmanville $4M. Have
properties to let or sell? Tel. 227-

ONE business property
situated at Good Hope.
Purchaser take immediate
position. Contact 627-8989, 612-
GREIA Linden three-
bedroom flat concrete and
wooden building, needs repairs
- $2.5M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
ONE wooden building for
sale at 172 E De Abreu &
D'Andrade Sts., Newtown, Kitty.
Call 223-2173 or 226-1933.
VERY attractive, spacious 4-
bedroom house in Ogle, quiet
area, large garden. For sale by
owner. Call 669-5606. No agents.
LARGE commercial
building suitable for investment,
situated at Freeburg area.
Contact Dennis. Tel. 643-2703,
NOW up for grab house and
land at paradise Housing
Scheme, ECD. Price $3M
negotiable. Call 227-1225, 641-
NO agent, call Hubert 227-
1633 to view 6-bedroom, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens 110 -
240v. Suits 2 families. Property
investor. Campbellville.
GREIA Parika developing
township large colonial type
building on 3.4 acre land $2M
land 60' x 200 $12M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
POPULAR Night club and
hang out bar with living quarter.
1 business property on Mandela
Ave., land at Enmore 4.7 acres,
land in gated community. 623-
1317, 226-1742.
KASTEV, WCD 2-storey
wooden and concrete building
(52 ft. x 24 ft.), 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, 2 toilets, pressurized
water system & other
conveniences. Land (59 ft. x
152 ft.) corner lot $18M
negotiable. Tel. 275-0396 or
MAINSTAY Essequibo -
9.5M, Diamond HIS $8.5M,
Sth Reldt $17M, Atlantic Ville
$8M, Croal St- $5.6M, Mc Doom
$30M, New Providence $20M,
Bel Air Park $24M Section K,
C/ville -$30M, $28M, Kingston -
$45M, Queenstown $73M,
;59M, New Market Street -
$57M, Diamond mansion -
64M, Republic Park $26M
$25M, $20M, Versailles gated
mansion $58M Prime
commercial US$2M, Business/
residence $37M, Dream Resort
US$1.2M. Fun Park US$3.8M.
DeFreitas Associates 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.

KITTY 2-family wooden
and concrete property on land -
50 x 120. Ideal for business or
residence S15M neg. Tel. 226-
1192. 653-9990.

Kitty- $15M
Middleton S'eet, Bel Air Park.

Sheriff Street, Queenstown

$9 MILLION upwards, top
flat $50 000 apt.. with AC -
US$600 executive rental.
Annandale $20 000 top. Phone
225-2709. cell 669-3350.
SMALL cottage on Public
Road, Kitty with walkway. Price -
$5.5M neg. Call Future Homes
Realty 628-0796, 669-7070,
227-4040, 225-0995.
BUSINESS property for sale,
1 beautiful 3-bedroom concrete
house, corner building. Situated
in Section B Non Pariel, ECD.
Contact Tel. # 270-4225, 622-
GREIA near Demerara
Harbour Bridge, land 60' x 130'
with concrete and wooden
building need repairs price $12M
neg. Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
GREIA Drysdale Street large
three storey concrete and
wooden building $13M, Durban
St. $12M, C/vilTe $14M, $15M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
Residential and commercial
Asking $30M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
5 ACRES land with one large
ranch type concrete house. Ideal
for resort, hotel, etc. Situated at
Unity Street, La Grange WBD.
Price $25M negotiable. Tel.
EAST Bank Demerara 3
storeyed concrete building 24 x
64, 12 450 gal water tank, land
87 x 97 (suitable for hotel, school
or home) $55M neg. 227-0464
(0) 646-3251 .
i11M, $16M, Kitty $3.8M,
6.5M, $7M, $10M, Alberttown -
4M, $6M, $14M, Robb St. -
9M, Hadfield St. $6M, Ogle -
5M. Call 231-6236.
CORNER property with
restaurant and living on top flat
with garage for two cars on corner
spot, David & Alexander Sts.,
Kitty. Price $25M neg. Call 227-
4040 225-0995 628-0796 669-
7070 Future Homes Realty.
Street, Sheriff Street,
Subryanville, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Bel Air Village,
Bel Air Park, Republic Park,
Diamond Newtown Kitty -
$12.9M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
BEL Air Park $40M, Bel Air
Park $60M, Nandy Park $25M,
East Coast $27M, South Road
(Back house)- $7.5M, Kingston -
50M, Brickdam $55M, North
Road $40M, Crane Highway/
old Road $33M. All prices are
negotiable. 227-0464 (0) 646-

CENTRAL Georgetown
(Business) 3 storeyed concrete
building $100M, 3 storeyed
wooden and concrete building
on land 65 x 258 US$600 00,
3 storeyed wooden and concrete
building$65M, 1 old building
on land 99 x 241 $1.7M, 1 old
concrete building on land 120 x
120 US$650 000. All prices are
negotiable. 227-0464 (0) 646-
3251 .
land 60' x 120' $40M. BEL
AIR VILLAGE 2 houses -
$30M or front $20M, and back
$10M, with driveway. OGLE
PROPERTY on 240' x 60' land -
PROPERTY $16.5M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
227-4040, 225-0995, 669-7070,
628-0796. South R/ Veldt Gdns -
$13M, Queenstown $55M-
175M, Festival City -$16M,
Hadfield St. $30M, Good Hope
Gdns $15M, Continental Park,
EBD $19M, Nandy Park -
$28M, Republic Park (2)- $23M,
GuySuCo Park $38M MOgle -
$21M, William St., C/vi le -
$37M, Cummings Lodge $15M
and many more houses for sale.

GREIA Garnette Street
house at back on land 54' x
120' $13M, Garnette St front
property S10M. Aubrey Barker
Street, S/R commercial
property $13M. Tel. 225-3737,
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete building
measuring 50 ft. x 42 ft.
situated on 30 acres of prime
;and at #50 Village,
Corentyne, 5 bedrooms self-
contained, large hall, kitchen
and garage. Price negotiable.
Call 339-4200.
D'URBAN Street,
Wortmanville. Massive two-
storey commercial wooden
and concrete building
measuring 24-ft. x 120-ft.
with single and three-phase
wiring suitable for a factory.
school, spare parts, etc $26M
neg. Call 624-3378.
FRONT building on South
Road, between Cummins
and Light Streets, for $15M.
Mortgage is available, pay
down $3.5M. Contact Pete's
Real Estate Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218. 226-
5546, 226-9951. 231-7432.
2-STOREY concrete/
wooden business/residential
situated D'Urban and Palm
Streets, front building, no
repairs, mortgage avaiTable.
Now for $15M. Contact Pete's
Real Estate Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218- 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
GREIA large property on
corner spot Vlissengen Road -
$35M, Diamond flat 3-
bedroom concrete $6M,
Triumph 5 rooms, one self-
contained, fully concrete -
$13M each, Agrculture Road
3-bedroom concrete
buildings $11M each. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
THANK God for you
choosing Tony Reid Realty
129 Duncan St Bel Air Park,
Alberttown 2 family $9.5M,
Queenstown concrete $25M,
Blezegth Gardens $21M,
Lamaha Gardens $24M Sec.
'K' $16M, Kitty $9.8M
Prashad Nagar$14M, D'Urban
Street $9.5M neg., South
Ruimveldt $7.5M and $17M,
Bel Air Park $23M. 55198.
52626. 231-2064, 647-4153.
5-bedroom 5 bathrooms
living rooms, dining area, froni
and back verandah kitchen,
drive in garage, office area,
bond, outdoor shed. very
spacious yard, over 20 000 sq.
ft., also great location for
business -$50M. Contact 641-
7073 or 233-2423.
23.5 ACRES cultivated in
citrus, coconuts and other fruit
trees located at Moblissa
Agricultural Development,
Soesdyke, Linden Highway.
Dwelling houses also on Land/
Farm.Creek & Spring water
running through. Contact
Michael at George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, or
call 225-2504.
transported properties, 30
acres each $12M each
(negotiable) consists one
dwelling house with 2
bedrooms, 2 other buildings
for workmen, generator 7Kv
water pump 3 Hp, boat and
outboard engine. Contact #
616-5757/6939802. After 5pm
BUSINESS/residential on
the main Highway at Agricola
Public Rd., (2) two-storey
concrete/wooden building,
land space, corner lot, two
entrances, mortgage
available. Call or visit Pete s
Real Estate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
GREIA Diamond
unfinished building $1.6M,
$2M, Grove $8M Crain $8M,
Herstelling $121, Vreed-en-
Hop $8M Pike St back house
$8 Ogle $5M, upper
Hadfield St. $6M, Annandale
ECD $5M, Grove Scheme
$9M, Straspey $4M Diamond
front $6M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
concrete three-bedroom
building situated at 51 Canje
Street, Section 'K', C/ville for
only $16.5M, 75% on sale can
be arranged as a mortgage.
We can assist you with the
mortgage. Contact Pete's
Real Esate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
THANK God for you
choosing Tony Reid Realty
129 Duncan St, Bel Air Park,
Alberttown 2 family $9.5M,
Queenstown concrete $25M,
Blezegth Gardens $21M,
Lamaha Gardens $24M Sec
'K' $16M, Kitty $9.8M
Prashad Nagar$14M, D'Urban
Street $9.5M neg., South
Ruimveldt $7.5M and $17M.
Bel Air Park $23M. 55198,
52626, 231-2064, 647-4153.

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SMALL cottage on Public
Road, Kitty with walkway. Price
- $5.5M neg. Call Future
Homes Realty 628-0796,
.669-7070, 227-4040, 225-
1 2-STOREY house
opposite Soesdyke Primary
School. Upper flat, 3 rooms
good condition. Price $10M
neg. Call Naresh Persaud -225-
9882. 650-2724.
KASTEV, WCD 0-storey
wooden and concrete building
(52 ft. x 24 ft.), 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, 2 toilets,
pressurzed water system & other
conveniences. Land (59 ft. x
152 ft.) corner lot -_ $18M
negotiable. Tel. 275-0396 or
CORNER property with
restaurant and living on lop flat
with garage for two cars on
corner spot David & Alexander
Sts., Kitty. rice $25M neg.
Call 227-4040 225-0995, 628-
0796, 669-7070 Future
Homes Realty.
land 60' x 120' -$40M. BEL
AIR VILLAGE 2 houses -
$30M, or front -.$20M,. and
Dack $10M wnln d',",eway
60' land $17M. ENMORE
165M TEL 226-8148 625-

Urgently uew
Agency needed s

Properties for reltali
and sales. Qualified
overseas renters
and buyers



CONACT 223-4928 609-2201
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NOW available, new one-
storey concrete three-bedrbom
building, vacant, now situated
at Ears Court, LBI, a quiet
neighbourhood. Pay down
($2.5M) two million five
hundred thousand dollars and
move in. Price only'$11.5M.
The balance will be arranged
as a mortgage, now at Peip's
Real Estate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
Mortgage available
PRIME Star Guyana
Realty. Tel. # 657-6620 227-
3877. North Road $45M,
Eccles Public Road $47M,
Nandy Park $25M, Versailles -
$65M, Versailles $30M, La
Penitence $25M, Ruimveldt -
18M, Ogle $26M, .Ogle -
19M, Verqenoegen $22M,
Zeelugt $8M, Canal -No. 2 -
$10M, Sheriff St. $55M, UG
Road- $150M Garnett St. -
$14M,. Essequibo $30M,
Essequibo $6M, Leguan
GARNETT Street front
two-storey 5-bedroom, three
upper and two lower flat
$12.5M neg., back four-
bedroom, two upper and two
lower flat $8.5M neg., South/
Park seven bedrooms, wooden
and concrete $15.5M neg..
South Park three-bedroom,
corner lot $12 5M neg.,
Sheriff Street S50M neg.,
Queenstown -five-bedroom -
$75M neg.. Charlotte Street -
fiont five-eidroom -S 18M neg.
C--'i- tt P)berts Realty First
F -,,. ,i. Life Bldq Tel. 227-
7627 office. 227-3768 -
home, 644-2099 cell.
MAINSTAY Essequibo-
$9.5M. Diamond H/S $8.5M,
Sth R/Veldt $17.M. Atlantic.
Ville S8M Croal St $5;6M,
Mc Doom $30M. .NIw
Providence $20M. Bel Air Park.
$24M, Section K, C .ile.
$30M, $28M, Kingston 5Jl,4.
Queenstown $73M. ;f,1
New, Market Street "r.1
Diamond mansion 64M,
Republic Park $26M, S25M,
$20M, Versailies gated
mansion $58M. Prime
commercial US$2M. Business/
residence $37h, Dream
Resort- US$1.2M. Fun Park -
US$3.8M. DeFreitas
Associates 225-5782, 609-
2302. 233-5711.

COMPLETE modern Gym
and salon. Call 231-5171.
FOR SALE. CALL 642-6856.


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QUALITY bloodline Pit Bull
pups. Contact 216-1305, 645-
ONE pure bred female
German Shepherd (six weeks
old). Tel. 656-0705.
PERKINS engines, Lister
generators and space parts. Con-
tact Tel. 661-8443.
HOT crushed pepper for sale
in large quantity. Please contact
Naresh on tel. 625-2660.
3"'inches Swimming Pool
Tablets. PHONE 233-0608 (8
am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
1 -'40 ANDT'f15Yarmaha
Outboard. Call 6530396. 625-
CLEAN ary earth by trucrk
loads Delhvery lo spol el 611-
1819 .
'BEAUTIFUL pure bred.
Pitbulb,.pups 6 wks ol. Contact
# 226-081.
ONE (1) stall for sale
. Stabroek MarkeL Tel. 645-1080.
Doberman {mixed) female 6
mlhs old Tel 223-3444
ASSORTED Induslrial
Spares. cose oul sale Best offer
accepted Tel. 225-5782. 225-
0502. 609-2302
ONE Levland Lorry truck,
GKK 6271, (excellent
condition). Contact 220-7933.
Vista Office 2007, Corel
Drawl3, Adobe C53. 627-8832.
TWO steel tables 3'x6'.one
LW Base Land Rover trailer with
fitness, lights and hood. Rudy -
ONE flat bottom boat, 6
Chinese seines 1 15 horse
power, Yamaha outboard
engine. Tel. 222-6672.

., - "' * "


Price $1M neg. Con
1 4-WHEEL ATV- ... almost new

S3808,225-23, 26-9: i' i

HONDA 6000 Generator -
$225 000, Canon Photocopier -
boat inclusive of 350 Ibs seine.
Price $1M ned. Contact
SRaulston on 6g11n 902 or 646-
1616 '
1 4-WHEEL ATV almost new
90cc and 1 Kawasaki 1 100 cc
Jet Ski Price to s sell Tel. 225-
HONDA 6000 Generator -
225 000 Canon Photocopier
G$225 000, Xbox $25 000. Play
station 2- 25 000 and more.
Tel. # 644-9690.
engine & generators from 4 to
20KVA. Also Lister diesel welder.
INVERTER (electricity
backup) "Tripp Lite 550 watts.
excellent working order $27
000. Telephone 227-3542.0
8360 AA 60 ToyotaCarna, (Hire
SGreen. $300 3 Oo;T.1 Pools table.
slate, excellent. condition. 222-
' 3805, 610-2225.
WHIRLPOOL freezer.
pyramid equaliser, Panasonic
television. Panasonic recorder,
Yamaha classical guitar. Tel.
ONE (1) 12-5 cu. Ft.
Westinghouse refrigerator, one
(1) 12.5 cu. ft. type whirlpool
freezer. Call 227-7077, 650-

SALE ON slate pool table -
large, small, imported and local,
brand new. Tel. 275-0347. 693-
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers- Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
PUPPIES for sale pure
Tibetan and 1 2-year male
Tibetan. Contact Natasha 225-
6832. 612-4355.
machine heavy-duty. Extra large
capacity, 8 cydes- Contact 698
8317, 233-2583.-
ONAN 30 KVA generator,
also Honda 6500 watts generator,
English Piano. Dell computer.
226-4177, 688-7224; 225-2319.
built, 6 wks old; greatfor secu-
ty and.breeding. Contact Ray -
264-2911, 618-5557.
FREON GAS: 11. 12,-22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141. Also
Helium for Balloons and Argon
Gas. PHONE 233-0608 (8 am-.
4 pm), Mon. to FrL

U -.-lasa -.. Ias

OXYGEN and Acetylene
Gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom Public
Road EBD. PHONE 233-0608
(8 am 4 pr), Mon. to Fr-

ONE 15 -'Hp Yamaha
outboard engine, needs minor
foot repair and one 15 Hp
Johnson outboard needs minor
fool repair Pease contact tel
completey bui d dregs Als -p

B RANDnew sofa & lve
seat from Ashley furniture, BQ
by side fdges All imported
from Mi-ami.. 225-3808225-
2873, 226-9029.
completely bNuild dredges. Also
supply engines, gravel pumps
and pressure pumps and
dredges made to order. 641-
PLYBOARDn Long bonts, rain
coats and suits. aheed's Gen.
Hardware 113 Pike S., Kimported
Tel. 226-7585. Fax: 226-7588.
PHONE 233-0608 (8 am 4 pm.,
Mon. to Fri.
1NEW Coleman generators
4 Mbnb 9" 3f8" W
PLYBOARDr Long boots; rain

c6250 watts table (onwhees s n
electronic ignition. Automatic
chicken waerers (Drinkers),,
Amencan made. Special sale -
$1 50 each Call 222-5523,
FOREIGN and local 7 -
PHONE 233-0608 (8 am 4 pm),

feet tables apr accessories,
electronic ignition. etcma22i

cloth,hicken warubber, eroin shoot Alsoto
rent, contate. 609-3311, 69-

.MOBILE radios and antenna
for taxi: or sand trucks used, tyres
13. 14 and, 15 for cars and'
minib4s. Going cheap Contact
Plaza Taxi on Sheriff St. 225-
QSC Amps MX-EX 4000 -
3000 ,S245 00i) 1 500 ($140
000) PV equalizer guiarFs.
dcss.-: speakers JBL Black
'.,: ,. neutrix mics. etc- 227-
7528, 629-4282. ..
PAPER Shredders. bia6; j
new starting from $10 OQ(i 2-
8527,.223--1327. 220-2449:. P3
Dell lap:tops with ba-i -com-
pletety itemet ready S50 (136
I -COMPUTER Programmes
from S2 000. Office 07. Coral
Draw 13 Auto CAD 08;
QuickBooks & Peachtree
Accounting. Point-of-Sale,
Encarta 07. Video Editing,
Maths. Enaish Languages.
Games and much more- Call:
Anthfony- 227-8010. 625-7090.


USEDD. CONTACT 621-6852.

DELL Computers
Back P4 com ete &

AND MOUSE $45 000.
2206, 644-6766.
MF .285 TRACTOR 763
Bobcat, 225 Amps gas welder/
generator, 2-cylinder Lister
esel engine, 12 KW generator
onl, Toydt 2 RZ engine, Toyota

35 yeals

7,"'TON '-lsuu;- enclosed
-Canter. 6640 Ford rctor, 132
Lavarda 'Coibine, PPM
portable crane 1B-ton, Alvin
lanche electrical dryer 5-ton.
115 Hp outboard engine, vanous
size 3 Phase -motors, Alvin
Blanche industrial juice
machines. Please call 641-
7073, 233-2423.
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 five-
head Robinson moulder, 1 4-
head, 12 inches moulder, 1 24"
surface, 2 band saws, joiner and
surface, sharpeners, cross cut
saw, radial arm saw. square
blocks, round blocks, slotted
knives, flat knives, saw blades,
etc. Tel- 270-6460, 609-7852,

19a CARINA $1M.
KEYHOMES -6280715
CALL QUACY 627-8240.
1 LIFAN Scooter 125c, good
condition. Tel. 220-1574. 6-
1 TOYOTA Pick up in ood
dition-. For details, ca 218-
S ONE Leyland DAF twin
steer lorry, GJJ 5188. 624-
MODEL M 330 with Turbo,
winch GJJ Series. Price
negotiable Tel. 227-2578.
I AT 170 CARINA EFI with
5nch mas. Price $860 000
aneg. Ca 621-3343.
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, ust arrived.
Models 85 & I8,. Call 218-
,su.or! ..r;-, fllil powered.
ic:eller, c:-nd.rron Call 622-
Series, 1; AE 91 Sprinter. PFF
Series. Tel. t 641-1127.
cassette eek:' 17" chrome rim.
fuipy paoered bargain- Price -
S895 OC. TeL 614-5142-
1 SHORT Base hardly used
EF. RZ. BJJ 3084. music.
Price S 6M Tel.
.'. --- : 664-9300.
NOW avatdable top quality
rec cndItionei vehicles CARS:
Toyoet AJtezza loadedd 6-speed):
T.:-T.v ":t. To% :~ia Land Cru.: ,
.J o': l I 'iI|Sut l.'i;- P l5" '
STo br H,;,.x, Double Cab Pick
jp ,-I bus Toyota -Hiace
,5-:i,,r- r.e.. Ni,;sarn Vanette 12-
seats.r ,M.br-rhl .'Canter trucks
.2 3 ros erl, -ra3 tons freezer,
Toytoace open tray 4WD truck.
Order early and get the best
prices on duty free vehicles full
after sales service and financing
avail'ab!e- Deo Maral Auto
Sales. 207 Sheriff and Sixth
Streets. CampbetlviFle. 226-
4939. 624-0762. A name and a
service you can trust


TOYOTA 212 $2 200 000. LEXUS LS 400, every
642-4827. NOT REGISTERED option excellent condition -
AT 170 CARINA. GOOD $10 million negotiable. 225-
CONDITION. CALL 644-1035. -
ONE Nissan 910 Bluebird, SERIES. PRICE $80 000
working condition. Price $250 CALL 276-3682, 276-3325
000. Te- 645-7050. CALL 276-3682, 276-3325.
ONE Toyota Long Base RZ TOYOTA Tundra 2001
minibus, BHH Series for sale. Limited, GKK Series, full
Call 623-7394 or 226-4548. loaded. Call 276-0313, 626-
TOYOTA Sprinter AE 100,
automatic, leather interior, CD, 1 RZ Long Bas minibus.
ma s, PW, PD $1M. Tel. 269- Mags music, crystal lhts. etc.,
m051. Top condition. Contact 682-
NZE Corolla PJJ $2.2M,
AT 150 Corona $400 000. Tel.
233-5711, 225-5-782 609-2302.
Series, excellent condition.
Price $2.9M neg. Tel. 227-
0613, 225-2172.
LIST your vehicles for sale
with Atlantic Realty and Autos
Sales. Tel. 226-9731 or 621-
1548. -
ONE AT 192 Carina.
Automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, music. Tel. 256-3216 or

ONE Toyota Tundra 2002 AT 192 Cll
model. Fully loaded with all 3 92 CA
accessories. Contact 623- "
0957, 628 S947. 62P11K
1 ATI17 CRONA, newer .,
-model, E CD, mag nms
new oe ', worked hire. A M l

TOVOTATi-0 4 x 4 AC, ci
fully d n, mint condition f SC C
$23 rl7, e. 225-8527, 223-
1327, 229--449.
LAND Rover Defender GEE
Series, 3 doors excellent
condition. 4 -wheel drive. Price -
$1.5M. Tel. .641-9724.
ON ne a aCG motorcycle. TOYOTA 6T
wics, CD Sei'es TOYOTA TH Extr
Prce 00O g Tel No ab. 4x 4. auto C
622-1 : ., s. Bueatcdert si 2 e
-s winch $ 276
1 't 'M1INIBUS Super :3 13, 626-1141- aab.
Custom mEF with musical and 2000 MODE Tyo
mas,1 Series.Phone 268- Toot
3953 61245419. ,Tacoma, excellentcondition:
Mag wheels, Toyota Previa
minivan lovely family vehicle..
I.-Tel. 225-2873, 226-9029. 225-,

1 TOYOTA 192 Carina
EH ES OR SALE KK Series 2 months ol
..ICLEtFORSALE automatic fully powered AC.,
mag nrims 1 675 000 rice
negotiable. Tel. 686-5002,
66 -7079.
I- TOYOTA Hilux Extra cab:
pick up, 4 x 4 diesel engine,:
GJJ Series fully powered' AC
automatic, uD etc. $2 875 000.-
Call 276-0313, 626-1141
Shahab. .


IC j l O I

AT 212 & 192 CARINA, AE
100 Ceres.EP 92 Starlet Glanza,
RAV-4 -.. PAJERO JR. Amar -
621-6037. 227-2834.
.2 KIDS 90cc ATV, 1 Toyota
Tacoma with 20" rims. Just
sprayed. 1 F 150 Sports with
rims, 2000 model. Cal J @ 618-
TOYOTA Marino Blue,
excellent working condition.
CD PlaIer. 222-3744, 622-4067

doors automatic, fully powered,
AC alarm PHH Series. Contact
Paul 623-4841, 223-4026,
BUY Direct, save big for the
best in sourcing/purchase of
Japanrese vehicles. Free
accessories, payment plan
available. Call 643-8400 now.
ONE (1) double Axle
Leyyand DAF lorry, late JJ
Series, excellent condition.
Price negotiable. Must be sold.
Contact # 660-5693. 617-9230,
684-3843, 254-0825
Series, EFI crystal headlights,
crystal fogIlamps. chrome rims,
music, air-brush. Contact 680-
3436; 269-0258, 627-7017
FORD Tow truck need minor
work sold as is $450 000 cash- .
Te,. 624-8402/227-3939/231'-'
MARINO- $1IM AT 192-'
Cariha $1 375 00d AE 100
Sprinter- $1.3M. 210 'Corona -
S .9M Nissan Titan 06. Unique,
Auto Sales 647-0856.
ONE AT 190 Toyota Carina.
F/powered, automatic, etc. Tel.
616-9884. One Long Base
Toyota Hiace RZ minibus. Mags,
etc. Tel- 616-9884.

(3 doors), automatic, full
..wered, AC mas, CDc plyei
)esel engine)Price $2
onlacl Rocky 225-140 f
.621-59 02 : i
STOYOTA Hilux 4WD xt
,Cab Pick-up 2001 5L MT
4WD 2002 IKZ MT 4 WD
2003 IKD MT & AUT 4WD
'Tel. 688-9855.
1 TOYOTA 192, Carrna
PKK Series 2 months ol
automatic, fully powered
mag rims $1 675 000.
negotiable. Tel. 686-500
664-7079. '
RZ BUS IKZ diesel, 4
5-speed, 6 holes, 15" mag
front and rear, AC. Long B
nice and fresh from Japan 7
"Sheriff St.. C/ville. 226-91
1 LONG Base RZ mirilbusn'
BKK Series, 9 mths old $80
000 down payment. For furth-ei
information contact 623-3348
or 668-3596 Romel.
1 RHD T991 Toyota 4-Run,
ner V6 engine very good con-,
dition, AC, tape, CD player, r
rack, crash bar, moon roof
$4.5M neg. Tel. 226-3500
222-2849 (h), Cell 622-1671,',
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Ca?
Pick up, Registration # GJ
7676, automatic, AC, air ba
alarm system, CD played
central locking, power windows}
power steering, sunroof.turti
timer. Fuel: Diesel, Colo
Blue. Price $3.6M neq. Ownet"
leaving. Call 658-7675, 621-
0371. "-.
1 AE 91 COROLLA ,-ar
automatic fully powered no
bodywork nor mechanical ork
needed, mag rims and lalely'
spray painted $800 000 n.
.1 AE 81 Sprinter car stic
gear, stick gear manual
accessories, lately sprayed.
'body work. mechanical wor
Seeded $550 000. Te2'1
S301 11-0128.-
1 AT 192 CARJoAo.ne
regisieted CD. M gS, robf ia
SAT 212 Carina never regi
lered CD, mag,lfo lamps.,
SNJssar Sunny, 202 mode
Never registereCD changer
mags, leather intenor. 1 Toyo
Hilux diesel. Never registered.
LN 170 automatic fender,,
flared. 1 G-Touring Wagon on
wharf. CD, mags, crystal lights.
1 AT 192 used PHH senes. Con-
tact Panday 269-0432, 686-





1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual,
fully powered, tape, mag rims.
Price $50 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-1400.
1 EP 71 TOYOTA Starlet
(Turbo) 2 door. Manual, fully
powered. AC, alarm, CD player.
spoiler. Price $750 000. Contact
Ro #225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder, automatic, a/
c (4 x 4), GJJ Series. Price -
$2.4M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA EP 82 Starlet
(2- door) automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims. hardly
used. Price 975000. Contact
Rocky #621-5902. 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Townace (9-
seater) minibus, automatic,
mag rims. Price $475 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona
(full li ht, automatic, fully
powered, Ac, CD player. Price
- $875 00. 'Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5900.
1 -,T100 Toyota Extra Cab
4 x 4 automatic fully powered,
a/c, CD Player. Price $2.4M.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 TOYOTA (3-ton double
wheel) Canter (long tray),
diesel, manual with RaiTs. Price
- $1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered a/c,
mags, crash bar $2.1M (4 x 4).
Contact.Rocky 225-1400,
1 MITSUBISHI (7-seater)
minibus (PHH series),
automatic, AC, mag rims never
work hire. rice $1.1M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400,
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
original PJJ Series, automatic,
fulry powered, AC, maq rims.
Price $1.450M. Contact-Rocky
- # 225-1400 or 621-5902.
NEW Corolla AE 100, 110,
111, Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Lancer, RZ Bus $1M down
payment. Also available $450
00 down payment. Call 231-
4300KM, VVTI en ine. Price -
$20M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
NISSAN Laurel grand Extra
automatic fully powered best
offer accepted. Tel. 624-




AT 192, AT 170
SV 30, SV 40
225-9700; 823-9072

233-2336 or 609-6600

.BMW 325i convertible
sports car fully powered only
28,000 miles best offer
accepted. Tel. 624-8402, 227-
'NISSAN Pick uk D21 model
extra cab 2x4 need some work
sold as is will register for free
Best offer accepted. Tel. 624-
8402. 227-3939/231-3602
LINCOLN Tow car stretch
limosine as a going concern
only in Guyana equip with all
modern f'-qiiira start making
money. C i-i i ,i.: Rentals Tel
624-8402. 227-3939/231-3602
2 320 Excavators for sale
machine" -r.= in good working
order. -,.ii. scale (ready
gold), blocks are available to
mine. Machines are already on
mining site in the Puruni area.
Higher purchase is possible -
227-4040. 225-0995. 628-

2 580C HYMACS in working
condition $2.6M For both
negotiable. Cai: 623-9566.
1 TOYOTA Hiluj Ext'a Cab
Pick up (4 x 4). automatic full
power. AC, mag rims. CD player
(diesel engine 2L Turbo. Price
- S2.8M. Contact Rocky a 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
NISSAN Maxima S2.2M.
SV 30 Camrv S1 6M. SV 50
Vista S3M. All excellent
condition, also 2 D21 Pick ups
- S500 000 & $1.2M. Call 226-
1844. 225-6798, 227-4473.
TOYOTA Tundra 4 x 4 Extra
Cab pick up, Ford explorer SUV,
also dodge grand caravan. 226-
4177, 688-7224, 225-2319.
1 TOYOTA car, excellent
condition $375 000, 1 Toyota
pick up $350 000, good working
condition. Call 680-7910.

[Tl If \ Ill"
RiR I N\1)V II'

2 lovota Fun Cargo,
TV, DVI) Radio
2 Tovota Tulndra
V6 and V8
Toyota Carina 192
and 212
Corolla NZE &
Honda SI'V miini vail

Series, music mags. auto, EFI,
excellent condition. Price $780
000 neg. 646-6j66, 220-1552.
Series), AC, music, excellent
condition. One owner. Tel. 655-
7839. 662-1156 or 259-3237.
1 TOYOTA Pick up -
manual 4 x 4 $750 00.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
I EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (4-
.door), PHH Series, manual, fully
powered, AC, mags. Price $950
000. Contact Rocky #225-
1400, 621-5902.
2005 Ford Morris Wagon
fully powered only 15000
leather seats, best offer accepted
PKK 8446 not registered. Tel
624-8402, 227-3939/231-3602.
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-wheel
drive) enclosed- (5-door)
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player, crash bar,
sun roof, alarm, side bars (V6
engine). Price $2.4M, Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902
TOYOTA Tundra 2003
model, F-150 Ford Extra Cab
Pick-up (both vehicles not
registered) Prices neg. New
Nissanan Tin Ex Cab, 2006
model. GKK Series $7.5M neg.
Toyota Dyna 1 '/; ton enclosed -
$1.5M.Tovota IRZ minibus BKK
Series. never worked hire -
S2.6M lneg. Toyota AE 100
Sprinter. PHH S1.2M neg. AT
150 Carina, manual $475 000.
Contact Peter Khan. Tel. 227-
2933, 649-3103.
TOYOTA -Solona, Toyota
Camry SV41, Toyota RAV-4,
Toyota Carina/Corona AT 212,
AT 192. AT 170, ST 170, Toyota
Corolla AE 100, AE 81,
Mitsubishi Pajero 2 Toyota
Single & Double Cab Pick up -
2 x 4 & 4 x 4. Toyota Hi Ace RX
in private EF. Toyota Town Ace
9-seater, Toyota Dyna 1 / ton,
Toyota Carib 4-Wheel drive.
Anita Auto Sale. Lot 43 Croal &
Alexander Sts. Tel. 227-8910,
227-8550, 68-2833, 660-4816.
We buy and sell all types of used
TOYOTA Double Cab solid
deff (3 Y engine), 4 x 4
(immaculate) $2.9M, 2005
Titan Xtra Cab (never registered)
none like its kind here S7.7M,
2002 Tundra S4.1M. Toyota
Surf S1.9M. 2L Turbo Hilux Xtra
Cab. GJJ Series $3.1M and
S3 7N.. 2003 RAV-4 auto and
fully powered (Really sporting) -
S5.'2M. 4-cyl. Xtra Cab 4 x 4
Tacoma S2.4M. 199 Xtra Cab
Tacoma recently registered -
S2.8M. 5L Xtra Cab 4 x 4 pick up
- S2.5M. 1997 Toyota (diesel)
RHD Land Cruiser $85M. 1
Suzuki Grand Vitara S2.3M. 1
- T100 Xtra Cab manual) 4 x 4
pick up 2.8M. 1 Toyota Four-
Runner 1 9M. Tel. 225-0995,
628-0796 669-7070.

MERCEDES 190E sunroof.
excellent condition '
million negotiable BM'.' :2SE
fully equipped. s' mn c' :Cod
condition S5C5 '"000
negotiable. 225-1060
NISSAN Sunn, S525 00.
AE 100 Sprinter S975 000. AT
212 Carina S1 7M NZE 121
Corolla $2.8M. RZ minibus -
S1.6M, Nissan Titan 2006 mooel.
Unique Auto Sales 647-0866.
ONE (1) D21 Nissan Pick-up
-four door working selling as it
$250 000. One (1J 500 Bedford
engine andgear foreign used -
$500 000. Also cab and other
parts. Call Fazil 621-0279.



mag rims,

filly loaded

CONTACT 226-5473, 226-2623.
682-3453, 648-0166.
- SAT. TEL. 225-2259.
PHONE 231-2789 OR 227-8858.
$190/BM. CALL 261-3055.
PRIVATE CAR. 647-8040.
697-4618, 660-7376.
BARMAN and Waitress at the
Flat Shop on Sheriff St. Call
227-8576 or 225-0431.
ONE female Clerk 25 ears
and up. Computer an asset Call
GARDENER to work in
Subrvanville. $8 000 weekly.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
URGENTLY needed Live-in
Waitress to work in bar. Attractive
salary offered. Contact 259.-
DRIVER with at least 3 yrs
experience. Apply 8 Camp and
Durban St. opposite Jail. 68
Robb St., Lacytown.
HALF (1/2) day Domestic.
Must know to Cook between the
ages of 19 and 35. Contact 617-
DOMESTIC to work 2 days a
week around 25 to 35. Apply Rita
Kissoon, 6 J Duncan St.,
2 SINGLE working girls or
UG Students for self-contained
rooms. Call Junior 655-8015,
2 WAITRESSES. 2 boys age
18 20 to sell water, 1 cook. Good
pay from the West Coast
Demerara. Call 680-7910, 629-
BARBERS, Saloon chair.
barber chair to let. 215 South
Road, Barbers Court, opposite
Federation Building. Tel. # 622-
2442, 227-3674.
ONE mature supervisor/sales
must have experience and
qualification. Apply Guyana
variety Store and Nut Centre, 68
Robb St.,Lacytown, G/town._
WANTED by overseas buyer.
Best price offered. World War 1
& II Relics/memorabilia
specifically old tank or mortar
ammo she's, approximately 1 '"
ft length x 4 inch dia.. to be used
as floral vase and other
decorative purposes. Tel. F
Davilar Snr. 226-5557.
WELDERS. Mechanic and
machinist to work overseas. Must
be qualified, send resume with
contact # and be available for
an interview on October 30 in
Georgetown. For more
information. call 661-4923 -


3!F\S to .ork in bar or, the
Eas; Coast Demerara 609-3211.

LI\E ,n domestic go and
come. No cooking general house
.,ork. Aopiv Guvana variety Store
and Nut Centre. 68 Robb St..
Lacytown. Gitown. 227-3939/
EXTERNAL experienced
Salesperson Apply Bissan's
Trading. 94 King Street. Tel. #
227-3206_ Preferably from EC.
INVERTER (used) perfect
working order. "Tripp Lite 550
watts. Telephone 227-3542.
ONE experienced Cook and
one Snackette Attendant. Apply
353 East St., opposite G/town
Public Hospital.
ONE handyboy to work in the
Interior. Must be able to stay four
months. Tel. 668-8052. 647-
SALESGIRLS and Cashier to
work in the restaurant. Apply in
person 53 David St., Kitty. 226-
2 LABOURERS, 1 female
Clerk. Must possess Maths,
English &.Accounts. Proficient in
Excel. 227-4298.
CONTRACT cars, Drivers and
Dispatchers needed at Classic
Cabs. Contact 226-7268 or 621-
ONE D.J. With CD. Must know
to eay good music. Contact C &
S Restaurant & Bar Sheriff
SALESGIRLS and door boys,
hard working & pleasant. Apply
in person Daswaney's, 154 King
St., Lacytown. Tel. 225-8036.
ONE Waitress, Barman and
Bar Attendant, one-day
Handyboy. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242. Tennessee Entertainment
Apply with handwritten
application to Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent Road,
Bourda. Tel. # 227-4402.
ONE truck Driver. Apply in
person with application, 2
references and Police Clearance.
Everest Construction Inc. Lot 3
Company Path Church Street,
Georgetown. 23-6035.
SEWING machine Operators
for Garment Factory. Porters
Gardeners Carpenters and
Mason. D Lama Avenue, Bel Air.
Park, 225-4492, 225-9404.
2 WAITRESSES and 1 Maid
to work at Jam's bar at 124
Montrose, Public Road, ECD
$7 500 weekly. Live-in can be
arranged. Call 220-2706, 220-
attendant, Must be computer
literate. Apply in person to
Movie World DVD Club, 16E /2
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Inzamam hopes to become

Pakistan's top run scorer

LAHORE, (Reuters) Bats-
man Inzamam-ul-Haq re-
turns to the Pakistan team
for the second Test against
South Africa tomorrow need-
ing 20 runs in his final match
before retiring to become his
country's top run scorer.

Inzamam has 8,813 runs
from 119 Tests compared to
Javed Miandad's 8.832.
The 37-year-old. whose
last Test was in January. turned
down an invitation to play in
the first match, which Pakistan
lost by 160 runs, for personal

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"It will be an emotional occa-
sion for me but I am paying I can
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be the best farewell I can ask for."
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The selectors are hoping his
experience and presence will

boost the team.
"Having Inzamam and
Mohammad Yousuf back in the
team will certainly bolster the
baring lineup." captain Shoaib
Malik told reporters.
However, he also prom-
ised Inzamam's final match
for his country would not dis-
tract the team from their tar-
get of trying to prevent South
Africa from recording a sec-
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IOC likely to swiftly

strip Jones of medals

By Steve Keating

DETROIT, (Reuters) The
chief of the World Anti-Dop-
ing Agency (WADA) says he
expects the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) to
move quickly and strip
Marion Jones of her five
Olympic medals following
her admission that she used
WADA chairman Dick
Pound said the hardest part of
taking away Jones's medals will
be turning over her 100 metres
gold from the 2000 Sydney
Olympics to runner-up Katerina
Thanou of Greece, who recently
completed a two-year doping
"The IOC opened up a file
on Jones after Sydney and we
now have full admission, so I
don't think it will take much
time to respond," Pound told
Reuters in a telephone inter-
"There is an IOC execu-
tive board meeting in Decem-
ber and I'm sure the disci-
plinary board will make a

recommendation and move
The IOC began watching
Jones in December 2004 when
the American was implicated i
the BALCO steroid scandal
alung with her former partner
anodi 0G metres world record
holder Tim Montgomery and
several other high-profile U.S.
Despite having never tested
psiiive for a banned substance,
Jones had remained under inves-
tigaltion by the IOC and the
U._S Anti Doping Agency
I(USADA) for nearly three
Pound, a former IOC
twice president, said pro-
ceedings would likely be-
gin with the USADA mak-
ing its ruling.
WADA would only get in-
veT~ed if the IOC failed to act
acaordingly,he added.
--On the sports side it will
strand with USADA who will
make a determination based
uponii her admission that she's
guilty of a doping offence," he
sa C will then take
"The IOC will then take

that admission and deal with
the medals.
-WADA doesn't really have
anything to do with it unless
the IOC were to say. 'we have


an admission and it was seven
years ago so let's leave it,' but I
would think the IOC would not
have any interest in letting her
keep tainted medals.
"The normal procedure

would have USADA say. "our
athlete has doped and we think
it is not appropriate for her to
keep any medals.'"
A tearful Jones pleaded
guilty to lying to federal in-
vestigators about both her
steroid use and also a cheque
fraud case.
She faces up to six months
in jail under a plea agreement
reached with prosecutors and
sanctions from the USADA,
which will pave the way for the
IOC to reclaim her five Olym-
pic medals, three gold and two
Once the finishes are re-ad-
justed, one of those gold, will go
to Thanou, who along with fel-
low Greek sprinter Kostas
Kenteris, sparked a doping scan-
dal at the 2004 Athens Olym-
pics when they failed to appear
for drug tests.
Both Thanou and Kenteris
received two-year bans.
"That's one of the dis-
agreeable aspects," said
Pound, when asked about
awarding Thanou the gold
medal. "That will be hard to

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(Reuters) American sprinter Marion Jones, one of track
and field's biggest stars after wiring five medals at the
Sydney Olympics in 2000, had long denied that steroids
played a role in her success.
But Jones pleaded guilty in fele rali court in White Plains.
New York, on Friday to lying to federal investigators about her
steroid use and admitted using pC imncie-enhancing drugs.
Here are some facts about Jones:
Jones won gold medals in the 10)) metres, 200 metres and
4x400-metre relay in Sydney. She ha hoped for five gold med-
als but took bronze in the longjumn p dli4x[l00-metre relay, which
still made her the first woman to win ithe medals in a single Olym-
pics. She won no medals at the 220104 1) l mpi s in Athens.
Jones has long been tied to BALCO, the California
nutritional supplement company at the center of U.S. sports
world's steroid scandal. BALCO ointder Victor Conte, who
served four months in prison on charges related to steroids,
repeatedly accused Jones of usi performance enhancers.
In 2005. she sued Conte. whose clients also included base-
ball home-run record holder '3.Bt. Bonds, for defamation but
settled out of court for an undisrcl'ed amount.
Jones told the court thaa beore the Sydney Games she
swallowed tetrahydrogestrinose- or THG. also known as "the
clear." which she said was gi:enua ,o her by her former coach
Tr\eor Graham. She said she helr ce at first the substance was
llax'ceed oil and continued to a ,,ea i urinl July 2001.

Jones had never failed a drug test until 2006 when traces
of the banned substance EPO were found. She was cleared when
a backup test proved negative.
Jones' first husband, shot putter CJ. Hunter, was sus-
pended from competition after testing positive for steroids
four times in 2000.
Tim Montgomery, Jones' ex-boyfriend and father of her
son. once had the world's fastest time in the 100 metres but
was stripped of the 2002 record after he admitted using ste-
roids and human growth hormone from BALCO. Montgomery
pleaded guilty in New York this year to taking part in a multi-
million-dollar bank fraud and money-laundering scheme.
Jones currently is married to another former sprinter.
Obadele Thompson of Barbados. and lives in Austin, Texas.
Jones was born Oct 12, 1975, in Los Angeles and grew
up in the Southern California. Her biological father left
the family shortly after she was born and her stepfather
died when she was a child.
The Los Angeles Times earlier this year reported Jones
had serious financial troubles. A deposition from a breach-of-
contract suit against a former coach said a bank had foreclosed
on her $2.5 million home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2006.
Many of her debts stemmed from legal bills as she fought dop-
in allegations.
In her prime. Jones earned millions of dollars
through product endorsements and up to $80,000 per race.

McEnroe beats Borg 26 years

after fast Wimbledon inal

EINDHOVEN. (Reutersi -
John McEnroe beat Bjorn
Borg 7-6. 7-6 in a veterans'
tour match on Friday just over
26 years after defeating the
Swede in the W\imbledon fi-
Boih ola;ers showed a!i ao
tl'iC o m'a' ,ic. okil! a:'nd -7-
riination i a thrilling clash v, it
tMcEnroc saving set points ;
hoth sets before battling tl, to -
It was their first meeting on
the 'lour of Champions for five
years after Borg. winner of
eleven grand slams, returned to
competitive action in August
following a six-year absence.

"The greatest matches
I've ever played in m- life

p -Ia


have been against Bjorn. and
I just want to say to him. wel-
come back to the Tour of
Champions." the 48-year-old
McEnroe was quoted as say-
ing in a news release issued
by the organizers.
-He's a freak of nature.
He's uina a iaiti nervous at the end
because it-s a huge crowd here
:rid an' ntine I play B;-nm you
don t know Nou0\e x 0on until
the end.--
The 51-year-old Bora. who
won five Wimbledon and six
French Open titles. shook off a
stomach virus to play his old ri-

McEnroe, who lost to Borg
in the 1980 Wimbledon final
but got his revenge the fol-
lowing year. won seven grand
siams including four 1U.S
Open titles and three
Wimbledon crowns.
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No place left to

hide for American

drug cheaters
By Steve Keating
DETROIT. (Reuters) Sprinter Marion Jones became the
latest big name to be caught in the anti-doping dragnet on
Friday, joining a growing list of American drug cheats who
are finding there is no place left to hide.
Under pressure from government and public opinion to rid
sports of perfonmance-enhancing drugs, the U.S. Olympic Com-
mittee (USOC) along with the nation's big four professional
leagues the MLB. NFL, NHL and NBA -- have been forced
to implement stronger testing that has peeled back the facade
of a level playing field to expose a deep-rooted doping culture.
"Now American journalists who are complete homeboys
for their sports are starting to look at these things with a
different eye," World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound
told Reuters.
"Media is aware of it, parents are aware of it, athletes are
aware of it.
"Now that there are serious sanctions in place the police
are willing to put in the time necessary to do it.
"You're dealing with systematic, organised, well-fi-
nanced cheating and people who lie. You have to be able
to go to them and say, 'We know this is what you're doing
and get out,"' Pound said.
Jones' admission that her triple gold medal performance at
the 2000 Summer Games was powered by performance-enhanc-
ing drugs comes just weeks after Tour de France winner Floyd
Landis was found guilty of doping and stripped of his title.
The five-time world champion is also likely to be
stripped of many of her titles, including all five Olympic
medals from Sydney, unless she decides to give them up
- -, first.
-- "After years of denying
that she used banned sub-
stances, Ms. Jones has finally
Decided to come forward and
S admit the truth," USOC Chair-
S. man Peter Ueberroth said in a
Statement. "Her admission is
S long overdue and underscores
: the shame and dishonor that are
inherent with cheating.

"Like any athlete who
breaks the rules, Ms. Jones has
earned whatever punishment
the legal and anti-doping sys-
tems allow.
DICK POUND "Her acceptance of respon-
sibility does not end with
today's admission, however, as further recognition of her coin-
plicity in this matter, Ms. Jones should immediately'step for-
ward and return the Olympic medals she won while competing
in violation of the rules."
"As a result of the choices she made, Ms. Jones has
cheated her sport, her teammates, her competitors, her
country and herself," Ueberroth said.
Once sports' dirty little secret, doping has hit the front pages
in the United States as anti-doping crusaders add to their grow-
ing collection of high-profile scalps.
Jones had been under scrutiny by the U.S. Anti-Doping
Agency in connection with the BALCO laboratory doping scan-
dal that has implicated some of American sports' biggest names,
from former 100-metre world record holders Tim Montgomery
and Justin Gatlin to baseball slugger Barry Bonds.
While-Montgomery has been banned despite having
never tested positive and Gatlin awaits his sanction, Bonds
continues to deny having ever knowingly used performance-
enhancing drugs.
Bonds made baseball history on Aug. 7 with his 756th homer.;
topping Hank Aaron's Major League Baseball record.
The accomplishment as surrounded in controversy as,
Bonds remains under investigation ais to whether lie lied about
past steroid use to a grand jury in the BALCO sports doping.
After paying S750.000 for Bonds' historic home run ball,
lf.shion designer Marc Ecko said he would brand it with an as-
terisk before handing it over to the Hall of Fame.
The asterisk represents the belief by many baseball fans
that Bonds may not have been truthful in denying steroid use.
Another U.S. sporting icon. Mark McGwirc. who held the
single season home run mark until Bonds erased it with 73 in
2001. could have expected to be a first ballot inductee to the
Hall of Fame.
While the slugger, who came under intense doping sus-
picion after his career had ended, was never sanctioned by
Major League Baseball he has been banned in the court
of public opinion, failing to gain entry into the shrine af-
ter declining to answer questions under oath when he ap-
peared before a government panel investigating the use o
drugs in baseball.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007 25

'~: 4

By Mike Collett

LONDON, (Reuters) Champions Manchester United
went top of the Premier League for the first time this sea-
son when they scored four times in the second half to crush
Wigan Athletic 4-0 at Old Trafford yesterday.
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one each from Carlos
Tevez and Wayne Rooney secured United's sixth successive
league win without conceding a goal and took them above Arse-
nal into first place.
United have 20 points from nine games but Arsenal, who
have 19 points from seven, will go back on top if they beat
Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium today.
In the only other Premier League match played yes-
terday, Aston Villa beat West Ham United 1-0 at Villa Park
with a 24th-minute free kick from Craig Gardner.
Villa climb from ninth to fifth in the standings with 14
points from their opening eight games.
The rest of the fixtures will be played today.

United, who had been
struggling for goals this season,
dominated the match against
their near neighbours but did
not make the breakthrough un-
til the 54th minute when Tevez p pc
opened the scoring with a su-
perbly taken effort.
He held off a strong chal- o
lenge from the Wigan defend-
ers before making space for
himself and firing low past
Chris Kirkland in the Wigan
Ronaldo added the sec-
ond five minutes later with WAYNE ROONEY
a header and he made it 3-0
after 76 minutes when Rooney's perfectly placed low cross
allowed him to score from the simplest of chances.
Rooney scored!his first league goal of the season with a
header to complete the rout eight minutes from time.
United's performance delighted manager Alex Ferguson, es-
pecially as they lost French striker Louis Saha, who injured him-
self in the warm-up, and were then forced into two first half
Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic and Irish defender John
O'Shea were both injured and substituted within the first half
hour.I ,
"It was a our best scoring performance of the season, and I
was really pleased With the way we played after all the prob-
lems we had. It Was' a fantastic win," Ferguson told reporters
Wigan have lost all 18 matches they have played against
the big four of United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea
since being promoted to the Premier League, and after a
bright start to the season they are slipping down the table
with four losses in their last five league matches.

Some Indians


aggression Ponting

RICKY Ponting feels some of
India's cricketers have "mis-
interpreted what aggressive
cricket means" during the
ongoing One-Day series.
His comments come in the
wake of Mahendra Singh
Dhoni's revelations about
Australia's cricketers using
"harsh words" in the third One-
Dayer in Hyderabad.
"Both teams can still play
aggressively, but when the Aus-
tralian team speaks about play-
ing aggressively 1 think a lot of
people get the wrong idea,"
Ponting wrote in his column for
*the Australian newspaper.
"I don't mean talking ag-
gressively or showing aggressive
body language. That's exactly
the opposite of what aggressive
or positive cricket is all about.
A few of the Indians have
reacted very much with ag-
gressive body language and
trying to force themselves
upon us, and I think the way
some of them are playing
their cricket that they have
also misinterpreted what ag-

KARACHI, (Reuters) -
Reeling after a string: of
international defeats,
Pakistan's hockey bosses have
lifted a ban on their most
experienced player, Sohail
Abbas, for the Champions
The Pakistan hockey
Federation recalled Abbas, a
penalty corner specialist, and
three other senior players for a
training camp to be held from
Oct. 18 ahead of the Champions

Inzamam swansong can

be distraction -Smith

KARACHI, (Reuters) South
African skipper Graeme
Smith has said Inzamam-ul-
Haq's final appearance for
Pakistan in the second Test
in Lahore could be a distrac-
tion for the home side.
Inzamam, Pakistan's former
captain and leading batsman.
was included in the squad after
announcing he is to retire fol-
lowing the Test. which will be
h;i. ;;; ;;' !, r Pakistan
since the \Vor!" Cip in MiL t t.
"Having played against
Pakistan I have noticed that
Inzamiam is a kind of a key
figurehead in their side and
it will he interesting how he

manages this being his last
Test," said Smith after his


team's thumping win in the
first Test in Karachi.
Shoaib Malik replaced
Inzamam as captain after
Pakistan's first-round exit in the
World Cup in West Indies.
which led to Inzamam retiring
from One-Day internationals.
Smith said Inzamam's last
Test could be a distraction for a
young captain like Shoaib.
"How he is going to man-
age things iS going to be the
key for him. I guess there is
going to be lot of pressure on
him as Inzaniam carries a
huge aura around him cer-
tainly in this set-up." Smith

Australian team speaks
about playing aggressively
I think a lot of people get
the wrong idea
gressive cricket means.
"I suppose if some of the
players don't understand it, a lot
of people watching the game in
the stands or at home don't un-
derstand it either. It's not jump-

Trophy in December.
Abbas, Ghazanfar Ali,
Waseem Ahmed and Dilawar
Hussain were last year declared
persona non grata in Pakistani
hockey after failing to attend
trials for the Asian Games.
Once a powerhouse in
world hockey, Pakistan have
lost to Japan, China and
Malaysia over the last eight
months and have not won a
major title since being
crowned world champions in

ing up and down. sledging. giv-
ing people send-offs and that
sort of stuff. When the Austra-
lian team talks about playing ag-
gressively, we are committing
ourselves to playing hard:
there's nothing given and there's
nothing asked to be given."
Though the Hyderabad
game was hardly as hot tem-
pered as the match at Kochi,
Dhoni, had enough to complain
about. "We discussed with the
referee about not using harsh
words, but Ponting did, and a
couple of their players did,"
Dhoni said after the game. He
didn't reveal what exactly was
said by the players, though.
Ponting felt his team had
stayed within the confines of
the spirit of cricket. "Some
years back the Australian team
committed itself to uphold the
spirit of cricket," he said.
"A lot of the current play-
ers weren't involved, but every
player who comes into the team
is clearly briefed on the idea and
given direction on what's ac-
ceptable and what's not. We

"We are facing a string of
poor results and we need to turn
back the tide," chief selector,
Khawaja Zakauddin told
'Reuters yesterday.
"We have given chances to
youngsters but now we need to
try other alternatives as well."
Abbas, 30, plays in the
Netherlands and has scored
close to 300 goals in
international hockey. He is one
of the sports biggest names.
Pakistan blamed poor
umpiring after they finished

treat it very seriously and no-
body comes in without under-
standing what we expect.
1 think it's been a verve
positive thing if you look back
at our recent history. lt's some-
thing I'm proud of. 1 think we
have been one of the least re-
ported teams in the world."
Pointing felt his side didn't
indulge in sledging, a term he
said was associated with
"swearing" or "making a per-
sonal attack' on the opponents.
"If you look at any sport.
Australian football, soccer, any-
thing, there is always some sort
of dialogue between players.
and I think that's part of sport
at the highest level.
But it's very important
that every Australian crick-
eter understands what he can
and cannot do. It is why we
have the spirit of cricket con-
cept. It was brought in so we
would not have our blokes re-
ported. We have our own set
of rules that we can act on to
keep things from getting out
of hand. (Cricinfo)

I Ei I
sixth in the 11-nation Asia
Cup in Chennai last month,
losing to Japan and China.

Ruthless Aussies leave India reeling

... senior players under pressure
By N.Ananthanarayanan
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) Australia have quickly punctured Indian euphoria over last
month's Twenty20 World Cup win with a ruthless-display in the ongoing One-Day series.
Ricky Ponting's men, keen to avenge their Twenty20 semi-final defeat, have taken a 2-0 lead
in the seven-match series after game one was abandoned due to rain.
The reverses have put senior batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul
Dravid and Saurav Ganguly under pressure after a young side achieved
the Twenty20 success in their absence.
Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said patience might run out on the
senior players after Tendulkar made 0, 16 and 43, Dravid 31 and 0 and
S- Ganguly missed out due to injury.
S"Definitely, the threshold has reduced. No question about it," he
1. -was quoted as saying in the Mid-Day tabloid, when asked whether
selectors would be patient with the senior players.
-He sai young batsmen such as S.Badrinath and Suresh Raina were
I doing well for India A.
SACHIN TENDULKAR "These guys are waiting for their chance and you cannot ig-
nore them." he said.
"It's a professional set-up and nobody can take their place for granied."
The Indian board said after the team s shock fi'rst-round exit at the One-Day World Cup in
March that they would focus on youth.
The board secretary Niranjan Shan fuelled speculation over Gangul v's absence ii
Friday's 47-run loss when lie said he was dropped although he had recovered from a ham
string strain.


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World Cuo ruabv quarter-finals... I

France and England


By Rex Gowar

PARIS, (Reuters) France
became World Cup favourites
with a stunning 20-18 victory
over New Zealand and En-
gland clung to their title by
upsetting Australia 12-10 in
two.remarkable quarter-fi-
nals yesterday.
The French. who had to
face the All Blacks in Cardiff af-
ter their shock defeat by Argen-
tina in the tournament's open-
ing match a month ago. will
meet England at the Stade de
France in the first semi-final
next Saturday.
The other semi-final will be
between the winners of today's
nuitches pitting South Africa
against Fiji in Marseille (1300
GMT) and Argentina against
Scotland in Paris (1900 GMT).
France staged a magnifi-
cent second-half comeback in
a repeat of the famous 1999
semi-final at Twickenham,
scoring two second-half tries
and preventing the All Blacks

Tri-nations sides

from reaching the last four
for the first time.
The French trailed 13-3 at
halftime after Luke McAlister's
try and New Zealand seemed in
control but the French drew
level while centre McAlister
was in the sin-bin.
New Zealand went ahead
again with a Rodney So'oialo
try but the failed conversion by
McAlister. with flyhalf Dan
Carter off injured, was what
separated the sides in the end.
Centre Yannick Jauzion
ended a fine break by re-
placement flyhalf Frederic
Michalak and scrumhalf
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde con-
verted to secure the 20-18
"Congratulations to the
players, who faced heavy
criticism after their defeat by
Argentina. This was their
reply. We are not world
champions yet but we want to
be." said France coach Bernard
"The best side won," All

Blacks coach Graham Henry
said: "They played with a huge
amount of passion and fire."

I "

- .;.. .- .. .
ENGLAND'S spirited
after the interval
them take a two-poini
thanks to two more J
Wilkinson penalties.

-e 9
Joes'oe f iges

By Gene Cherry

RALEIGH, North Carolina,
(Reuters) Disgraced Olym-
pic champion Marion Jones
will be remembered as one of
the biggest frauds in sporting
history, the president of the
International Association of
Athletics Federations (IAAF)
said yesterday.
"It is a tragedy." Lamine
.----- I

Jones's immense natural ability
gave in to the corrupt, 'get rich
quick' spin of a dope dealer like
Victor Conte." Diack said.
"If she had trusted to her
own natural gifts and allied them
to self sacrifice and hard work,
I sincerely believe that she could
have been an honest champion
at the Sydney Games," Diack
said of Jones, who won three
gold and two bronze medals in
"Now. instead, Marion
Jones will be remembered as one
of the biggest frauds in sport-
ing history." Diack added.
Jones. told a federal judge in
New York she swallowed the

previously undetectable steroid
tetrahydrogestrinone (THG)
also known as "the clear," which
she said had been given to her
by former coach Trevor Gra-
She said Graham had re-
ceived "the clear" from
BALCO head Conte, one of
five men previously convicted
for their roles in distributing
The 31-year-old American
laces up to six months in jail and
will be sentenced on Jan. I1.
Diack praised the progress
made by the combined efforts of
the 1AAF. International Olym-
pic Committee (10C). World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
and national agencies such as

England. unrecognisable-
S from the team thrashed 36-0 by
South Africa three weeks ago,
finally produced a performance
worthy of their world cham-
pion status.
Their pack earned the vic-
tory with an awesome
scrummaging display while
Jonny Wilkinson. Australia's
destroyer in the final four
years ago. delivered all the
Australia went into the
game as huge odds-on favourites
but, apart from a first-half Lote
Tuqiri try. always struggled to
-..' get into the game as they were
starved of possession.
play "I honestly thought we
sees were the better side but it
lead made for a nervous last 10
lonny minutes," said England coach
(BBC Brian Ashton after watching
Stirling Mortlock.

the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
"Together we will stamp
out doping wherever it rears its
ugly head." he said.
However. Diack acknowl-
edged that the admissions by
Jones had harmed an already
troubled sport.
"A lot of people believed in
the achievements of Marion
Jones and this confession leaves
a bitter taste and tarnishes the
image of a sport in which a ma-
jority of athletes are honest and
clean." he said.
"But as well as sadness,
there is a feeling of satisfaction
because this case shows that it
doesn't matter how big a name
you are. or when the offence
was committed. if you are dop-
ing. we will get you in the end."
The IOC is expected to
strip Jones, once the biggest
female name in athletics, of
her five Sydney Olympic
medals later this year.

Ecclestone hails Hamilton as saviour of Formula One

Diack said in a statement to
After years of denial, triple
(Olympic champion Jones ad-
dillcI! o01 Friday she had used
steroidss and pleaded guilty in a
UI.S. court to lying to federal in-
Diack said the admission.
whichh could cost Jones the c ive
medals she \\on iat the 2000
iamies, tarnished not onl\ the
sprinter but the image ol tlhe
sport worldwide.
"I am deeply disappointed
that au...athlcts, wil ,M.arion

By Alan Baldwin

SHANGHAI. (Reuters) For-
mula One supremo Bernie
Ecclestone has hailed Lewis
Hamilton as the saviour of
the sport.
\ i' i !~ "' 22-vear-old
McLaren driver prepared for a
Chinc'ce iirand Prix that could
make h i i'ormiIula One's firit
rookie cham-i'on today. leading
light lied :a horus of praise for
the Briton.
"Lc\\i- lamilton has been
a real breath of fresh air and has
' resuri'rdl''d' d6rhiu'la One.-'

Britain's Guardian newspaper
quoted commercial rights holder
Ecclestdne, who is not in Shang-
hai. as saying.
"I have been in motor
racing longer than I care to
remember but I have never
seen anyone like him. He has
been noiiiiig s!h!t of a
miracle worker.
"We lost a big hero in
Michael Schimaicheir bu in
Lc\\is we have another. But lior
him l'm not sure v.where the
sport would be heading." he
H' ahiilton. w'inriuhol' four

races so far this year, leads
team mate and double world
champion Fernando Alonso by
12 points with just one race
remaining after today.
He has already claimed a
string of records. including first
rookie to flinish his opening nine 7; "--
races on the podium. youngestt :
British race vinneTr a;d first ,'
driver to score 100 points from 7
his FMr t I 'tarts.
If he dethrones Alonso,
he wvili also replace the Span-" .
iard as Formula One's
youngest champion.
"-It is palilul;y 'ol~b\ ius I ...,... -. LEWISHAMI -.N -.........

me that the right guy to be world
champion is Lewis." said
"In fact my main fear
would be if he didn't win it.
Kimi Raikkoncn barely talks to
anyone and as such has done
little for the sport, and as for
Fernando Alonso. in his two
years ;a w niorid rh-'nion hIp ha)'
donfe nGthin".
Damon Hill. Britain's
last world champion with Wil-
liams in 1996, said he was
"totally amazed" by what

..............lease.sea, e,,22


Big wins continue

as Waterton hits

in helmet-trick for


By Joe Chapman.

HEAVY defeats continue to be a feature of the Upper
Demerara Football Association's (UDFA) Commercial Club
championship when on Friday Rusal out of Aroiama, ham-
mered Flamingo 8-1 in the lone fixture at the Mackenzie
Sports Club ground under heavy conditions, behind a hel-
met-trick of goals by former junior national player Travis
This evening the Commercial championship will continue
where in the first round each team gets $8.000 for a win up to
the semi-finals.
In the first game at 16.30 h Eagles United play Ballweavers
and Milerock face Amelia's Ward in the other game at 19.30h at
the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.
Kellon Phillips opened the scoring for Rusal in the 12 '
minute and Dale Sauers followed this with a strike in the 25'
But Flamingo were able to
cut that lead to a 2-1 score-line
when Morty Ramdehall netted
S what would be the lone goal for
Ships side in the 34'" minute be-
fore Riley Leacock added an-
Sother for the Rusal team in the
43rd minute.
Teammate Waterton be-
gan his scoring on the
stroke of half-time when he
connected in the 45 "
minute to give the bauxite
., "" team a 4-1 advantage and
thus signal things to come
| after the intermission.
Howard Bovell was there
to increase the lead for Rusal
TRAVIS WATERTON with a goal in the 52nd minute
and Waterton began what
would be a hat-trick on the trot with strikes in the 60"', 69'"
and 78 minutes to inject another big win in this tournament
as Rusal finished as winners 8-1.
It was only last Monday that Winners Connection humbled
the Guest team which comprises young players froni youth
clubs Regal United and the Young Men of Central Amelia's Ward
(YMCA) combined unit.
This time veteran striker Rawle "Boney" Gittens collected
a hat-trick of goals in the 57'", 64'h and 67t' minutes of play
while others were knocked in by Renee Gibbons with a double
in the 3 "' and 48'"
minutes, Lenny Bovell in the 17"' minute, Ryan Crandon
in the 65th minute and Keron Cameron in the 83 r minute.
In the other game Amelia's Ward put away Blueberry Hill
3-0 as Andrew Lambert (14"' ), Morty Rodney ('16"' minute)
Ezra. Green in the 40 and a penalty by Jermain Corlette in
t.c 90'" minute accounted for the Amelia's ward team.
Earlier the Bakewell Topp XX side which suffered a 4-3
penalty loss after a 2-2 regulation score came back showing
no respite for the debut youth side, Guest, welcoming them
with a 9-0 crushing win as Jafar Munroe netted a hat-trick
of goals in the win for the reigning league champions.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 7, 2007 27

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Rose Hall join

Albion in

Busta final
DEFENDING champions Rose Hall Town Windies Sports
Bar, trounced West Berbice by seven wickets to book their
place into the final of the 2007 Busta Champion of Cham-
pions 50 Overs first division cricket competition.
Playing yesterday in the second semi-final at the Ares "H*
Ground in Rose Hall Town, in a match reduced to 30 overs per
side due to overnight rain,
West Berbice batting first af-
ter being sent in, were re-
duced to 141 for eight off
their allotment of overs, of
which Rose Hall Town re-
sponded with 143 for three,
hitting the jackpot with 1.2
overs to spare.
Royston, Crandon, con-
tinued his impressive form
with an unbeaten (50), a
knock laced with four fours
and a six while other good
contributions came from
the dependable Kemraj
Mahadeo (30) and Andre "
Percival (20) not out. ,
Crandon and Percival
shared in an important unbro- ROYSTON CRANDON
ken 59 runs fourth wicket
partnership after coming together in the 21" over, with Rose
Hall Town on 84 for three.
Off-spinner Kanje Sedoc two for 37 and pacer Collin Duke
one for 8, were the wicket takers for West Berbice .
Earlier, West Berbice were led to their eventual total
mainly through openers Artley Bailey (32) and Keith
Fraser (27).
The pair added 35 in 8 overs for the first wicket while
Bailey and Keno Gravesandie (15) also posted 50 in 12 overs
for the second wicket.
Off-spinner Troy Matheison snared two for 13 and left-
arm-spinner Ravi Narine two for 17.
There was also a wicket each for left-arm-spinner Suraj
Paltoo and off-spinner Royston Crandon..
The win has now ensured Rose Hall Town Windies Sports
Bar joining Albion Community Centre in the final at a date and
venue to be announced.
Albion whipped Young Warriors by 97 runs in the first
The competition which attracted the top eight teams
in Berbice is organized by the Rose Hall Town Youth and
Sports Club and sponsored by the Guyana Beverage Com-
pany. (Vemen Walter)

'Maxi' Pereira to

remembered today by

Continental Cycle Club
FORMER Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) president
Maxillian 'Maxi' Pereira will be remembered today when
the Continental Cycle Club stages the Inaugural 'Maxi'
Pereira 10-Race Cycle programme around the National
Park Circuit, beginning at 10.00h.
According to the club's president Cheryl Thompson, Pereira
who served as president for a number of years as well as his
common law wife Marlis Archer, and they will be remembered
in a special way today as the club observes its 50th anniver-
sary as well as the death of
its late president (Pereira)
tand ocretary (Archer).
TodJ.iy's programme will
.ee ,,11e of the country's
S e,,t :.,clists matching
'I ini1).i ;Ind tactics with their

Si' ,ng those expected
I... bc ,in show are; Junior
Nikle.. Darren Allen, Geron
\\ Ili.1s, Christopher
Holder. Enzo Matthews,
Jlark.iran Sukhai, Linden
Blackman, Scott Savory and
Kenn.ard Lovell.
n.mong the events pro-
grammed are races for cat-
GERON WILLIAMS egories 1 and 2 as well as
3 and 4 riders, BMX, vet-
erans under and over 45 years of age, upright cyclists, jun-
iors and juveniles and school boys and novices. (Michael

Issac Bissoon Three-Day First Division final

Port Mourant fighting back

after Chattergoon's

By Vemen Walter

PORT Mourant were fighting
back against Albion Commu-
nity Centre at the end of
yesterday's second day in
their Issac Bissoon three-day
first division cricket final, be-
ing played at the Albion Com-
munity Centre ground.
When bad light stopped
play at 17:10h, with still an-
other thirty-five minutes re-
maining, in an extended day.
Port Mourant were 114 for 1
replying to the formidable 425
for eight declared, made by
They now need a further
314 runs to take first innings
honours with nine wickets in
hand, going into today's third
and final day.
Moshein Perkhan is un-
beaten on a composed 45, a
knock that includes two fours
while Parsram Tilkuram is with
him on 8.
Rajkumar Budhram is
the man back in the pavil-
ion, leg-before, playing
back to a quicker delivery
from off-spinner Narsingh
Deonarine (1-30) for a well
constructed exact (50), hav-
ing featured in a brilliant
96 runs opening partner-
ship with Perkhan.
While Perkhan was pre-
pared to play the supportive
role, the 20 year-old Budhram
carried the attack to the much
touted Albion spin based attack,
on a pitch that is very condu-
cive for batting, smashing six
fours from 87 balls in 110 min-
utes, in notching up his highest
score at this level.

By Ravendra Madholall

FOUR batsmen chalked up
centuries in the' continua-
tion of the Demerara
Cricket Board Neal and
Massy 40-over first-divi-
sion cricket competition at
the various venues in the
city yesterday.
Guyana National Industrial
Corporation (GNIC)'s Elton
Baker registered 124 while West
Indies skipper Ramnaresh
Sarwan hit an unbeaten 119 for
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) and one each from
Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC)'s batsmen Steven Jacobs
with 120 and an undefeated 100
from Deon Ferrier.
At Police ground Eve
Leary, Baker smacked ten
fours and four sixes in his
entertaining innings as his
team whipped the hosts by a
comfortable 89-run victory,
while Sarwan hit eight fours
and five si-xes as GCC
thrashed Transport Sports
Club (TSC) by an emphatic
230-run margin at the GCC
ground Bourda.

However, highlight of the
day was a double-century
from Albion's opener
Sewnairne Chattergoon. who
cracked twventy-six fours and
two sixes in a magnificent
209. an innings that spanned
387 deliveries in 402 min-


Chattergoon, who went to
bed the previous evening un-
beaten on 157. became the third
batsmen in the competition to
record double hundreds, joining
his Albion team mate Deonarine
223 not out against Skeldon and
Port Mourant's Tulkuram with
an exact 200 at the expense of
Scotsburg United.
Resuming on their over-
night 317 for four, Albion added
an additional 108 before the dec-
laration finally came at lunch,
which was pushed back to
14:00 h. instead of the usual
12:30 h, after severe seepages
onto the pitch as a result of

At MSC ground, the Tho-
mas Lands Boys whipped
Gandhi Youth Organisation
(GYO) comprehensively by 136
runs after West Indies Under-19
skipper Jacobs hammered ten
fours and three sixes in his
120,while Ferrier lashed nine
fours and four sixes in his even
GNIC reached a formi-
dable 254 for eight at the end of
their 40 overs while Police in re-
ply could only reach 165 all out
in 28 overs.
Supporting Baker were
David Dick with 58 which in-
cluded six fours and three sixes
and Shaun De Souza made 23
with four fours.
Off-spinner Bharat Mangru
grabbed four for 26 from just
four overs while pacer Fitzroy
Culley collected two for 31
from six overs bowling for Po-
lice. In reply, only Reginald
Rodrigues put up any resis-
tance with a fighting 85 with
ten fours in his team's 165 all
Fast bowler Ryan Her-
cules took three for 39 from
seven overs while Mark

overnight rain. prevented the
players from taking the field
until 1:35h. some 110 minutes
after the scheduled 09:45h early
Imran Khan,
Chattergoon's partner when
bails were lifted on the first
afternoon, added just 5 to his
27, before he departed in the
8"' over of the day, leg-before
to the medium pace of Anil
Punoo for (32), to end a fine
68 runs fifth wicket stand.
Shastri Persaud entered the
fray at 338 for five and together
with Chattergoon. continued to
dominate the Port Mourant
bowling in a 60 runs sixth
wicket stand, which was termi-
nated when Persaud (29). driv-
ing expansively at off-spinner
Rajiv Ivan. nicked a catch to
wicket keeper Budhram.
Chattergoon, who sav-
agely pulled Harrinarine be-
hind square for four to open
his account for the day and
followed up shortly after with
consecutive boundaries

ALBION First Innings
ioin 317 tor )
S. Chattergoon c Latcha
b Punoo 209
H. Chattergoon c wkp. Budhram
b Harrinarine 5
M. Pooranauth b Latcha 17
N. Deonarine Ibw b Pooran 37
R. Lachigadu c & b Bolo 60
I. Khan Ibw b Punoo 32
S. Persaud c wkp. Budhram
b van 29
J. Foo not out 15
D. Bishoo c Harrinarine b Pooran 4
Extras: b-6, lb-6, nb- 5) 17
Total: (for 8 wkts dec.;
125.2 overs) 425

Monfort, Vishal Mulchand
and Baker claimed two wick-
ets apiece to assist Hercules
toward the victory.
At GCC. the home team


galloped to a sizeable 320 for
four after their 40 overs.
TSC in reply were skittled
out for a paltry 90 in 21 overs,
with left-arm spinner Neil
McGarrell got six wickets for
12 runs from five probing overs


through cover, by then, had
arrived at his double centurN.
with a simple push into the
on side for a single.
However. Port Mounmt fi-
nally saw the back of lhlC
Guyana and West Indies opcnei
when he attempted to pull one
from Punoo. but only '.iei. di,.
in lobbing a catch off the lead-
ing edge to Rajendra Latch,.
running in from mid off, to leave
Albion on 415 for seven.
Davendra Bishoo (4) w's
the other batsman dismissed.
caught at cover by Harrinarini,
driving at Memchand Pooran R
the stroke of lunch, le., iii
Jonathan Foo not out on (15)1
Off-spinner Pooran fii-
ished with two for 42 while
Punoo has two for 84.
Rajendra BolpIvan and
Harrinarine all had ,ne each. 1,
In an effort to make
up for time lost in thl
match so far, play is set tw
commence at 09:45h. and
an intriguing day of crick e'
is anticipated.

FOW. 1-19.2-60.3-161. 4273. 5-338."
6-398,7-115, 8-425
Bowling: Harrinanne 24-1-83-1 (nb-
5), Punoo 23-4-84-2. Bolo 20-3-19.1,
Pooran 14.2-1-42-2. Latcha 23-1-84-:
1, Ivan 16-3-5-1. Samaroo. 5-0-21-0
PORT MOURANT First Innings
M. Perkhan not out 45
R. Budhram Ibw b Deonarine 50
P. Tilkuram not out' 8"
Estras: (b-4, lb-4, w-2, nb-1) 11
Total: (for 1 wkt; 54 overs) 114
FOW: 1-96 ,
Bowling: Lachigadu 41-24. 0
Deonarine 19-6-30-1 (nb-1 i. Permaui
17-4-22-0, Bishoo 14-4-26-0 n1 21.
Foo 2-1-2-0, S. Chattergoon 2-1.2- 1

while Trevor Henry and Rav
Sarwan took two for 33 and 3.
Earlier, the right-hande!
Sarwan received excellent sup
port from Leon Johnson whO.
chipped in with a fine 60 which .
comprised eight fours,50 fro i
the consistent Ricar.d,.
Jadunauth with six fours and 2?
not out from Vishal Singh.
Leg-spinner TraUi
Blyden took two for 45 frosi,
his allotted eight overs bowf-
ing for the losers.
MSC piled up 279 for f4,
from the allotment of 40 o,-',#
while GYO in reply were di.
missed for 143 off 29.1 o(.1er,
Leg-spinner Carl Bo'.
was the most success i-"
bowler for GYO with two,
45 while he made a conb
ive 45 with two sixes a
seven fours when GYO b,
ted. Off-spinner Orin Fo-
grabbed three for seven Irit,
five overs while CiI
Andries and Jeremiah Hair
claimed two wickets *ead
delivering for MSC.
The competition conti
ues next Saturday.

IcoisfrG ,MSC-a I

PELE'S unbeaten run carried
them to the top of the
Georgetown Football Associa-
tion (GFA) Cellink Plus Pre-
mier League.

Their latest victims being
Santos. who they edge by a 1-0
margin on Friday night at the
Georgetown Football (GFC)
ground. Bourda.

World champion

Bettini's bike stolen
SMILAN, (Reuters) Thieves have stolen the bike used by
Paolo Bettinli to retain his world title in Stuttgart last week-
l A lorry belonging to the
4A *Quickstep team was robbed
late on Friday in the northern
Italian town of Reggio Emilia
with 21 bikes worth a total of
150,000 euros ($2.12,500)
0 B"It was the bike from the
world championships, I
Wanted to keep it -Bettini
told reporters.
Bettini, who ids consid-
ering retirement at the end
jof the year, hasi'said he
PAOLO BETTINI "talked" with the bike to
bond with it ahead;of his tilt
at a second successive world crown last Saturday.

Two games preceded the
Pele/Santos clash. Camptoxwn
and Police drew two-all in the
same competition while in a
group B fixture of the GFA
Supligen round-robin knock-out
Under-20 competition Beacons
and Fruta Conquerors played to
a 1-1 stalemate.
After a goalless first half
which had produced fluctuating
fortunes for both Pele and
Santos. the eventual winner
took the lead through a well
placed right-footer from striker
Norris Carter in the 52nd
The shot took a deflec-
tion and sent the goalie in the
wrong direction. With the
victory, Pele now have three

wins and five draws in their
eight games to tally 14
points; two more than their
closest rivals Alpha United
and Western Dragons both of
whom have 12 points each.
Police drew their game de-
spite playing with 10 men, that
though did not help their cause.
as they are still in the cellar with
five points. while Camptown
remain fifth with 10 points.
Santos sixth with eight points
and Guyana Defence Force
(GFC) one point behind in the
penultimate spot.
Athio Wallace after seven
minutes had given Police a
slim 1-0 halftime lead, which
was doubled 26 minutes into
the second half by Ewart

Usher, but eight minutes af-
ter Police were reduced to 10
men when Shawn McCallum
was ejected for his second of-
fence. Dexter Mollvenaux
(80th) and Troy Prescod (82nd)
accounted for Camptown's
Lumumba Hinds (l th) and
Frank Beresford (51st) scored
for Beacon and Conquerors re-
spectively. in the Under-20
Meanwhile, play in both
competitions continues today at
the same venue.
At 19:30h in the feature
clash of the Premier LIeague.
Fruta Conquerors play Western
Tigers, preceded by Alpha
United tackling GDF from

SKickoff time is 15:30h
in the lone group
'B'encounter between home
team GFC and Buxton in
the Supligen U-20.
And five matches in the
DeSinco Under-17 league were
played at three veniuec yester-
At the GFC ground, GFC
beat Western Tigers 2-0, At
Camptown ground, PIle hnd
Alpha United were 5-1 and 7-
0 winners over Caniptown
and Santos respectively, Ati
Tucville ground, Beacon in-
flicted a 10-0 drubbitlg over
Renaissance and iFruta
Conquerers disposed of Tho-
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sive 117-run margin in their
feature 40 overs match as the
hosts retained the coveted
America Cup for the sixth
consecutive year yesterday.
Everest were asked to take
first strike and they piled up a
197 for seven from the allotted
40 overs. SCC in reply were
bundled out for 80 in 25.3 overs
as former Guyana Under-19
leg-spinner Troy Gonsalves
bagged five for nine from 5.3
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resistance for the visitors,
while Gonsalves was sup-
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spinner Spuid Drepaul who
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Building on the Guyana

Prize for L

T here is a significant difference between
reading literature which reports or corn
ments on books by creative writers, and
actually reading those books. Guyanese
society today has increasingly moved away from
reading creative literature and is more involved
in reading reports ABOUT it in daily newspapers
or magazines like 'THE GUYANA REVIEW',
'THE ARTS JOURNAL', even the glossy gossip
feature magazine 'GEM'.


This seems more a secondhand approach (however intellectual
at times) to experiencing literary culture. in contrast to a previous
direct experiencing of local and regional create le writing promoted
in past magazines like -KYK-OVER-ALL'. KAIE'. EXPRES-
SION'. 'PLEXUS'. and even "NEW WORLD'. ihe most prolific
and popular of past local magazines \\ which combined the arts. eco-
nomics. and politics appeared on time every fortnight, and to its
credit, carried at least half a dozen well written contemporary po-
ems in every issue. "New World's' most memorable issue to com-
memorate Guyana's Independence in 1966 was filled with long pro-
found poems by Martin Carter. A. J. Seymour and others in a beau-
tiful large red and white edition of the magazine that has become a


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collector's item.
In today's Guyana. gossip, r-
mors, and commentaries aboul
Guyanese creative literature and
its writers s hav e become a substi
tute for actually reading the work..
spoken and written about. even if ""
they are available. This social at-
titude is the result of oral/collo-
quial customs of citizens being connmercially exploited and sold back
to citizens as a sort of creole media trend. People are heard saying:
"Yuh hear about...", or "Yuh read about...". but most times the
real references if they are a writer's poems or stories will almost
never be seen in their hands, because it mostly ser ves as a mere
excuse to talk, to gossip; a mere object of 'news' that no longer
needs to be visible and experienced since it is consumed as a 'topic'
rather than an actual reality.
The local audience for Guyanese creative literature and
foreign as well, has declined because of the lack of local maga-
zines dedicated totally to nurturing and publishing mature and
exciting creative writing, which by being constantly present
in the eyes and minds of local readers, create that vital atmo-
sphere which makes literary culture a common ordinary ev-
eryday pleasure, rather than some specialized item for 'ex-
perts' 'lectures', 'academia', etc. Very few local people even
possess or read the works that win the Guyana Prize for Lit-
erature because they are not locally published, and therefore
are not available everywhere in abundance.
However, some people might remark that such books are
better off being published abroad, because in any case, there
are not enough readers here to appreciate them, and of course
no one wants to prevent Guyanese writers from making money
wherever they can. Yet when we continue to praise Martin
Carter's poems and boast of his popularity, we must remem-
ber this is the result of his poems being published in little
booklets right here in British Guiana /Guyana, where Carter's
'Poems Of Resistance' became a popular booklet sold and
found all over Guyana long before they were republished in
book-form in Britain. The same goes for A. J. Seymour's po-
ems, Sheik Sadeek's fabulous stories, John Agard's first po-
etry collection 'Shoot Me With Flowers', and lately Ruel
Johnson's 'Ariadne And Other Stories'. It is this same local
method of publishing which increasingly builds a Guyanese
readership for national creative literature, while leaving the
writers free to be republished abroad, as has been the case
with most of our older established writers who emigrated to
England, Canada, the USA etc. to further their careers, but
whose first works were already read and known here. This is
the point: those same local editions of poems and stories by
writers like Carter, Sadeek, Agard, Johnson etc, are almost
the same as a typical creative writer's magazine, the only dif-
ference being, those little soft cover paperbacks are from one
writer each, whereas a magazine for creative writing will in-
clude several writers, and readers would experience a variety
of topics, and writing styles exploring them.
In addition, periodicals like the recently created 'THE ARTS
JOURNAL' edited by Mrs. Ameena Gafoor, which dedicates is-
sues to specific topics, should also dedicate an entire issue to pub-
lishing an anthology of recent, up-to-date Contemporary Guyanese
poetry, and perhaps another with such fiction as well. Such issues
of 'THE ARTS JOURNAL' would provide a substantial view of
new creative writing available, especially from a local perspective.
which would probably make it a unique instant collector's item.
Two final points can be added here. A national Guyanese
Publishing House is long overdue. What could be our model
for this venture? The Guyanese government and numerous
private commercial business people have been cooperating
with India and China in trade and industry: witness the new
traffic lights, agreements in tourism, medicine, technology,
foodstuff, religious culture, etc; but what about book print-
ing and publishing? What can Guyana learn in this area from
these countries? Have local officials and business people ever
seen the novels, poetry collections, art books and other lit-
erature published in Hong Kong, China, and India? Such na-
tions produce beautiful soft cover editions, with lightpages,
and bright attractive designs which would transfer perfectly
to Guyana, helping to create an inexpensive national publish-
ing Industry here.
If we are serious about strengthening the nation's cultural iden-
tity, such ventures should not remain unimportant. Despite these
criticisms, we should acknowledge one of the best qualities of the
Guyana Prize For Literature, which is its acceptance of unpublished
manuscripts for the various prize competitions.
This procedure is wise and helpful to local writers, since
it leaves the door wide open for participation from the best
examples of local creative literature which struggles to sur-
vive without the benefits of metropolitan editorial and profes-
sional book publication systems.

Page II

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Protesting accused found


IN 1987, Lennox
Thomas, who
raped a 16 year
old girl and hoped
to escape justice under
the banner of 'consent'
with the aid of no-
corroboration and
inconsistencies in the
evidence of the victim,
got the surprise of his
Despite the discrepancies in

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the evidence, the mixed jury at
the Demerara Assizes found
him guilty of rape and he was
sentenced to 20 years imprison-
He appealed unsuccessfully
against his conviction and sen-
tence which he regarded as ex-
The Guyana Court of Ap-
peal, constituted by Chancel-
lor of the Judiciary Justice
Kenneth George and Justices
of Appeal Cecil Kennard and
Lennox Perry, dismissed the
That Court held that while
it was the duty of the trial judge
to give the jury certain guide-
lines in relation to inconsisten-
cies in evidence and how to ap-
proach the absence of corrobo-
ration in rape cases, it was for
the jury to decide what weight
they would give to the evidence.
At the hearing of the appeal,

- jailed for 20 yrs.

Senior Counsel Mr. Peter
Britton appeared for the appel-
lant, while Mr. lan Chang, the
Director of Public Prosecutions
(ag), now a Justice of Appeal,
represented the State.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that about midnight on
the 4th November, 1987, the
girl was wending her way home
along Victoria Street, Plaisance,
East Coast, Demerara, after at-
tending a party at the Commu-
nity High School. She was then
fifteen years ten months old and
lived in the same village with the

way, she saw him in a shop
with some other men, all of
whom were apparently listening
to a broadcast of a cricket match.
He too seemed to have
recognized her as he called out
to her. She stopped and he ap-
proached her. He asked her if
she was on her way home and
she gave an affirmative answer.
He requested that she wait
for him and he returned to the
group of men and then rejoined
her. They walked together un-
til they got to Middle Street.
There the appellant ex-

iI Blfiles

Her story is that on her


pressed admiration for her
dress and proceeded to slap
her on the buttocks. He then
asked her to have sex with
him and before she could
have responded he choked her
and dragged her over a bridge
into a school compound. She
shouted rape. But the appel-
lant threatened to kill her.
He took her to a shed where
he told her to remove her
garments. She refused and
he proceeded to pull down
her skirt and slip, then tore
off her panties and had
sexual intercourse with her
against her will.
During all this, he held a
hand over her mouth despite her
efforts to remove it, the evidence
The girl said that she was a
virgin and that as a result of the
act of intercourse she bled. She
also said that she suffered inju-


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ries to her back. But later when
she was examined by a doctor
she showed him none of this.
The victim said that on ar-
rival home that night, she re-
ported to her aunt and uncle
what had happened Neither of
them appeared in Court to give
The appellant's defence
was consent. From the very
first time that he was accused
of the offence, he did not deny
that he had sexual intercourse
with the virtual complainant,
but protested that it was con-
The jury found him guilty
and he was sentenced to twenty
years imprisonment. It is
against this conviction and sen-
tence that he appealed. The
hearing of the appeal lasted four
days in 1993.
According to Justice of Ap-
peal Kennard who delivered the

main judgment, counsel for the
appellant had complained that
the girl's testimony before the
jury had differed subsiantiallk
from what she said before the
magistrate. and blamed the trial
judge for not dealing adequately
with that inconsistency, espe-
cially when it was borne in mind
that the victim had no explana-
tion to give for the departure in
her testimony.
However, Kennard, in re-
lation to this complaint, had
cited a number of legal au-
thorities in support of the
Appellate's Court con tention
that "even though the trial
judge had omitted to tell the
jury that if a witness fails to
give some plausible explana-
tion for the change in testi-
mony on a material issue
then they ought not to act on
the evidence given in that re-
gard before them ," and
"Nevertheless, this omis-
sion by the trial judge is not fa-
tal, having regard to the man-
ner in which the case was left
to the jury, that is to say that
they could only convict if they
believe the victim but that they
must approach her evidence
with caution", and added.

"Even where a witness of-
fers no explanation or excuse
for having made a previous
inconsistent statement, the
jury may yet decide that they
would believe and act on the
evidence of the witness given
at the trial, as the jury are
jurors of all the facts and not
only of some of the facts".
Dealing with the more con-
troversial issue, Chancellor
George said that he agreed that
the appeal should be dismissed,
but added, I would add a few
words on two issues that have
been argued. These are the ef-
fect of the evidence that the
principal witness (the victim)
had made previous statements
that were inconsistent with her
evidence at the trial, and, the
severity of the sentence im-
"I agree with Kennard
that the learned Judge failed
to give the jury the expected
quality of assistance on the
first of these issues. In this
regard, it is clear that the evi-
dence of the virtual com-
plainant, on whose testi-
mony the whole of the
prosecution's case rested, had

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Sunday Chronicle October 7, 2007

Page III


SWhat it is to be a child?
\It is to believe in love;
To believe in belief;
It is to be so little that the elves
.can reach to whisper in your ear
It is to turn coaches into pumpkins
for each child has a fair godmother in
its soul.


By Dr. P.S. Thakur
he Oxford English
Dictionary defines
the word
"delusion" as the
"act on of befooling" and
"mo king a person in his
expectation". It also means

anything that deceives the
mind with a false
impression; a deception. It is
also a fixed false idea,
opinion or belief with respect
to an object, events or
A general truth is that
thoughts and beliefs are guided

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by wishes and that thoughts
and beliefs are validated against
community ideas. The limits of
transgression are set by what we
hold to be the self-evident
truths. Money, for example, is
only good because people will
accept it. This is tested at the
airport that will accept only the
American dollar, not even the
Euros. Human conduct is judged
by what is socially acceptable.
It will change with time, as in
history or with place, as with
different cultures. Truth is not
absolute but is relative to time
and place, and so are beliefs.
Delusions differ from true
beliefs in that they are not rel-
egated to public opinion. While
belief and delusions are adapted
behaviour, delusion is not sub-
jected to public scrutiny..Delu-

sions will have elements of so-
cial reality such as words or
ideas from the culture and the
society. Delusions are common
in individuals who are de-
Belief may be true if accept-
able, false if they are not, and
mistaken if the individual is will-
ing to change in the face of ac-
ceptable evidence. Common
knowledge then goes with com-
mon consent.
A characteristic feature of
delusion is the fear that others
will read over thoughts, espe-
cially those thoughts which are
unacceptable in the public do-
main. We learn not to give away
our intentions. Occasionally a
person will try too hard and, in
so doing, will give away his in-
tentions. An example is a
Freudian slip


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Delusions may become
converted into a transference
which Sigmund Freud calls pro-
jection. This is an assignment of
our thinking and feelings to an-
other person's belief or wishes
and desires which we are not
aware of in ourselves. The hate-
ful person attributes hate in
others. A student'who cheats in
an examination will believe that
all students cheat. In attributing
cheating in others,:the individual
can now rationalize that it is ac-
ceptable for him to cheat be-
cause others do itland it is the
Another type of delusion
is the delusions Of persecu-
tion. It may or may not be
founded in reality. It is a mis-
interpretation of surrounding
events. It is characterized by
thoughts and feelings that
one is being persecuted or
being followed with intent to
hurt. He feels that people
talking are about him. They
are jealous of him. 'Overt
behaviours such as avoidance
:of people or events ,and not
becoming involved, with
people are common. A$ a re-
sult, his social life becomes
quite restricted with! whbm
he associates. Many will slun
him. This in turn willjmtke
him feel worse about! hipm-
self. After a while, one ldevel-
ops a systematized delusipn
of persecution.. Such idelu-
sions are thus guided to; on's
belief. I
The delusionmay alsb ifhd
support in the company oa any-
one who is accepting or aitusWd
by the delusion. The beli f will
be reinforced and move toi a
higher level of thinking and feel-
ing about the delusion ad
about self-worth. These, wi#l
make the change to reality, in
person or in therapy, quite di-
ficult. The delusional belief has
been systematized: Anyone,
who attempts to change hiin
such as a therapist, may become
an object 6f hate and avoidance
is the coping device.
In some delusions, the per-
son may adapt a role. In child's

play it may be a child playing
role of the mother or father and
assuming the role and power of
that individual. As adults, such
individuals may take on the role
of a leader, religious, political or
military. When such roles per-
sist in adult years, it is because
the person has not been able to
adapt to the new and real adult
roles. If this is acceptable in
other adults because it is comi-
cal, he is being rewarded with
the attention for such
behaviours. He therefore will
continue. Together with the fact
that that person cannot change
and adapt, this may be the per-
sistence of his ego to feel and
use power at a fantasy level.
The need for control and self-
esteem will be achieved and
sustained at the level of fantasy
and not reality.
Delusions are often
held against rationality,
obstinately held against
argument and evidence.
They are held and defined
as all other belief, wrapped
and sustained by other
warped emotions. "The re-
sistance of delusions of
correction and criticism
may originate in the
strength of the drive be-
hind the wish, or it may
originate in physical con-
ditions which make the de-
luded person less respon-
sive to other persons and
their opinions". It may
also adversely affect the
central nervous system and
hence the entire biological
Delusion:may be accompa-
nied by a sense of helplessness
and 'hopelessness. This is when
the person becomes so over-
whelmed that he feels he can do
nothing about the problems fac-
ing him. He sees no point in
even trying., This leads to poor
self-esteem and this feeds upon
the self adyersely. This is a
mental/emotidnal spiral down-
In therapy or in reality test-
ing doubt is first established but
the therapist iust be someone
who is trusted so that the per-
son is open to him and his ideas
about self. Doubt is a state of
conflict and uneasiness, The
unsysteiatized delusion will be
much easier to changee than the
systematized because the former
has a superficial existence.
In. therapy,j one may con-
sider examining the physical
health of the individual be-
cause if the nervous system is
frayed, it will affect the men-
tal/emotional lOfe. The hu-
man body worlds as a whole
and one aspect improved will
help the other. -

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25 Students

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GEMS Theatre Productions, with funding from CIDA, Canada's support for local initia-
t ive, project of 'Youth Theatre Workshop' concluded recently with the handing out of cer-
tificates to participants of the four and a half month drama workshop.
From mid-May until September 19th, the children from various schools in Georgetown and as
far as Bachelors Adventure on the East Coast, attended sessions in creative writing, acting, direct-
ing, stage movements, voice and speech, stage managing, costuming and other areas vital to theatre.
They benefited in training from senior personnel in the arts, such as Ruel Johnson, Ron
Robinson, Russell Lancaster, Daphne Rogers, Francis Farrier, Henry Rodney, Jennifer Thomas
and Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, among others.
I There were four skits, PAINFUL CONSEQUENCES dealing with cleanliness and garbage dis-
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ITrafficking in Persons and SHATTERED HOPES AND DREAMS, on dealt with HIV/AIDS .
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September 20 to 29 The shows were held at the Theatre Guild Nortnh Ruimveldt Multilateral
School, Diamond Community Centre, Byge\al-Mahaica Multilateral. Ithaca Pnmary School.
SBushlot Secondary, Mahaicony Secondary, Sophia Special School, Beren awagtmg Community High. I
Critchlow Labour College, Wales Community High, Uitvlugi Secondary, Parika-Salem Community
Highand Bartica Secondary.
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Amelie, or, The Fabulous Des-
tiny of Amelie Poulain (2001),
directed by Jean-Pierre
Jeunet, is the 'Classic Tues-
days' film Tuesday 9th Octo-
ber, at 6pm, at the National
Gallery, Castellani House.
Am6lie grows from a lonely
childhood into a shy and day-
dreaming waitress working in a
Montmartre caf6, who decides,
after a chance discovery in her
flat on the day Princess Diana
dies, to bring happiness into the
lives of others. These include
her neighbours and the visitors
and workers in her caf6 who
live in various stages of neuro-
sis. She embarks on various

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schemes to help them. including
one to prod her widowed father
out of his lonely and routine ex-
istence, but refuses to confront
life herself. Her neighbour, a frail
recluse who has been repainting
the same Renoir painting in his
room for years, notices this and
tries to help her to be bolder in
following her own desires.
With charming and sur-
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larity of situations is
threaded with the poignancy
of the search for happiness
and comfort. An urgent dead-
pan commentary that punctu-
ates the movie adds consider-
ably to the comedy.
The film won several

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awards and nominations, includ-
ing the Best Film award at the
European Film Awards, four
CCsars in France for Best Film.
Best Director, Best Art Direc-
tion and Best Music, the
People's Choice Award at the
Toronto International Film Fes-
tival. and five Academy Award
nominations for Best Art Direc-
tion. Best Cinematography, Best
Foreign Language Film. Best
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cently seen with co-star Tom
Hanks in The Da Vinci Code.
stars as Amelie.
The film's running time
is two hours. The public is
cordially invited to this event
and admission is free.

From page IT
disclosed that her deposition contained several statements
which did not accord with her evidence at the trial, and that
in most instances, when confronted with these inconsisten-
cies, she had proffered no explanation. But the trial judge
omitted to direct the jury that unless she had given plausible
explanation for her change of testimony, they ought to have
grave misgiving about acting on her evidence at the trial on
these issues", Chancellor George said, and cited a number of
legal authorities which he declared are legion.
He went on to explain, "But, as all these cases have held, ulti-
mately, on a proper direction from the judge, it is for the jury to
decide what weight they would give to the evidence.
Chancellor George had also said, "Ordinarily, the omission to
alert the jury about the effect of the witness's failure to give a plau-
sible explanation for the inconsistencies would have been enough
reason for quashing the conviction and sentence, but it should be
noted that most, if not all, of the inconsistencies were concerned
with issues that were peripheral in nature, and as has been pointed
out by Kennard J. the judge was at pains to remind the jury

several times during the summing-up that they should bear them
in mind when considering what weight they would give to the re-
mainder of the complainant's evidence and in particular as it re-
lated to the issue of consent.
"Notwithstanding this clear warning, however, they found the
appellant guilty. It would appear, therefore, that the jury must
have been satisfied that the inconsistencies did not affect the cred-
ibility and reliability of the remainder of the complainant's evi-
dence and in particular that portion of it which was concerned
with the central issue in the case, viz, whether or not she had con-
sented to the act of sexual intercourse, as the appellant had claimed",
Chancellor George emphasized.
On the question of consent, although the victim's evidence was
not corroborated, the trial judge had told the jury, "As I said, al-
ways bear in mind the caution which was the danger of convicting
on the uncorroborated evidence of the victim. It is not absolutely
essential in law but there is always the danger. If you feel satisfied
that the victim is speaking the truth and she did not consent, then
you can return a verdict of guilty.
Justice Perry had concurred with the decisions given by
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: In Search of"'Yet

Another Ho me'
Recently, Peter Jailall made yet another visit to his birthplace,
Guyana, like he was doing for so many years, quietly easing
into our society and quietly slipping out again, doing what he
likes best -teaching, teaching children, teaching less privileged
children in the far corners of this country. He would go the
distance for his first love. Jailall loves teaching. Teaching for
him has its own reward, a satisfaction that passes all under-
In the introduction to his most recent collection of poems, When
September Comes, Peter Jailall admits, "I continue to engage in the
search for the place called home on my journey to full Canadian
citizenship. Although Guyana, ole country of my birth, has become
violent and full of horror, pleasant memories of my birthplace con-
tinue to linger in my mind".
Memories like
"walking barefoot on mud dam/clay squelching through my
toes/I share yellow mangoes/with screeching parakeets/I open two
guavas/checking first for worms/I peel prickly pineapple/with my

sharp grass knife/to cleanse my stomach/plucking dry seeds/from
the tulsi bush, rubbing/and inhaling the fragrance/of my youth".
Fragrance of his youth is still fresh in his mind, like his ajah
cutting cane for the white sahib eating 'cold dhal, rice and bhajee/
which he sanayed with his hand,-cane-field fingers'.
In 'A Guyanese Christmas', he admits, 'in my young mind/I
really thought Jesus was born in Guyana...the wisemen came/from
Berbice in the East'. He remembers the frequent 'blackout', 'iron
bars decorate windows/as bandits rule the night'. He remembers
Sumintra, the fruit seller, sitting 'patiently/on her wooden peerha/
under the spreading neem tree/near Mahaica big bridge/where the
river bends/and the road curves/selling the best tropical fruits/grown
in the land'. He remembers a whole lot more in the socio-political
realm both unsavoury and pleasingly.
SHistorian and author Judaman Seecomar described Jailall's po-
etry as "the anchorage of identity and self respect in a sea of un-
certainty and adjustment. To our host communities it provides in-
sights into who we are as persons". This is evident in the progres-
sion of Jailall's three collections of poems, The Healing Place, 1993,
Yet Another Home, 1997 and When September Comes, 2003.
Poet, educator, storyteller, Peter Jailall was born in 1944 in the

village of Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara, and was a teacher at a
school in the village of Eninore. further up the coastland. He said
he was a trained teacher (Government Training College). trained es-
pecially for the foreign recruitment officers.
He migrated to Canada in the 1970s where he became a mem-
ber of the Racial Minority Writers' Collective and the League of
Canadian Poets, a fervent supporter of human rights and social jus-
tice. Expression of this passion is embroiled in his poetry which
he has performed in schools, libraries and universities across North
America, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and in Guyana.
He taught with the Peel Board of Education in Mississauga.
Ontario, and wrote a regular column, "Jottings," in the Peel
Educator's Association newspaper, The Beacon.
.Jailall has authored three books of poems, The Healing Place.
1993, Yet Another Home, 1997, and When September Comes, 2003.
He was a finalist in the 2002 Mississauga Arts Award for Estab-
lished Literary Artist.
Peter Jailal lives in Mississauga with his wife, Sabi, and their
two children, Dave and Nari, and pays frequent visits to the land
of his birth and inspiration, expressed in When September Comes,
"when 1 visit the ole country/I don't ask for much/just a small/sal
bag/a few Buxton spice/and a glass of frothy mauby/with apiece
of ice".
Guyana is more than mere flashes of nostalgia for Jailall as his
2002-MA thesis; The Challenge of Language and Literacy in
Guyanese Schools, .shows, reinforcing his character as a rare breed
of teacher using poetry to impart information arid to instruct. His
teaching/learning method is participatory; each session is followed
by the .student/learner, putting theory .into practise.. ...
Jailall's imagination is.forever tinkering with his, roots, not dress-
ing or attempting, to hide. On the contrary, he acknowledges his
humble beginnings and the struggles as he works on solution.
The titles of his first two books, The Healing Place and
Yet Another Home, tell of his battle between 'ole Guyana' and
new Canada, trying to find a place called home.
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or
email: oraltradition2002 @yahoo.com
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By Stephanie Holmes tion. an en
BBC News The un
of the picti
It is perhaps the most repro- tograph b
duced, recycled and ripped off 1960 is p
image of the 20th Century. cal choice
Che Guevara. his eyes not to-de
framed by heavy brows; a non-comm
single-starred heret pulled over age.
his unruly hair, stares out of the Jim Fi
shot with glowering intensity. duced the
It's now 40 years since the trast draw
Argentine-born rebel was shot as a vouni
dead, so any young radicals who the BBC S
cheered on his revolutionary tively wan
struggles in Cuba and Bolivia seminated.
are well into middle age. "I deli
But the image has been in- to breed li
finitely repeated emblazoned of his ima
on T-shirts and sprayed on to the origi
walls, transformed into pop art shadows a
and used to wrap ice-creams a stark
and sell cigarettes andits ap- graphic pc
peal has not faded. "The
"There is no other image there was t
like it. What other image has place, of p
been sustained in this way?" was deter
asks Trisha Ziff, the curator of should rec
a touring exhibition on the ico- sible circus
nography of Che. "His i
"Che Guevara has become a his name v
brand. And the brand's logo is For
the image,' which represents Guevara's
change. It has becomes the icon the begin
of the outside thinker, at what- image.
ever level whether it is anti- "The b
war, pro-green or anti- pens at the
globalisation," she says. tober 1967
Its presence everywhere "He w
from walls in the Palestinian ter- was young
ritories to Parisian boutiques he died fi
makes it an image that is "out automatic
of control", she adds. icon."
"It has become a corpora- The s5


IT is perhaps the most
reproduced, recycled
and ripped off image of
the 20th Century


Lhe ad

npire. it this point."
checked proliferation
ure based on a pho-
y Alberto Korda in
partly due to a politi-
by Korda and others
mand payment .for
ercial use of the im-
itzpatnlck, who pro-
ubiquitous high-con-
ing in the late 1960s
g graphic artist, told
News \\ebsice he ac-
ted his art to be dis-
berately designed it
ike rabbits," he says
ige, which removes
nal photograph's
Ind volume to create
and emblematic
way they killed him,
:o be no memorial, no
ilgrimage, nothing. I
nined that the image
eive th6 broadest pos-
lation," he adds.
mage will never die,
will never die."
Ms Ziff, Che
murder also marks
ning of the mythical
irth of the image hap-
Sdeath of Che in Oc-
," she says.
vas good-looking, he
, but more than that,
or his ideals, so he
ally becomes an
tory of the original

photograph, of how it left
Cuba and was-carried by ad-
mirers to Europe before be-
ing reinterpreted in Mr
Fitzpatrick's iconic drawing,
is a fascinating journey in its
own right.
Alberto Korda captured his
famous frame on 5 March 1960
during a mass funeral in Ha\ ana.
A day earlier, a French
cargo ship loaded with ammu-
nition had exploded in the cit\'s
harbour, killing some 80 Cubans
- an act Fidel Castro blamed on -
the US.
Korda. Fidel Castro's offi-
cial photographer, describes
Che's expression in the picture.
which he labelled "Guerrillero
Heroico" (the heroic fighter), as
"encabronadao y dolente" an-
gry and sad.
The picture was one of
only twb frames taken. The
original shot includes palm
fronds and a man facing Che,
bNth subsequently cropped
Unpublished for a year,
the picture was seen only by
those who passed through
Korda's studio, where it hung
on a wall.
One man who brought the.
image to Europe was the leftist
Italian publisher and intellectual,
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, who
distributed posters across Italy
in 1967.
After that, Korda's photo-
graph made an appearance in
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From page VII
several European magazines. Mr Fitzpatrick first came
across it in the German weekly. Stern.
"One of the images was Korda's but it was so tiny that when I
blew it up all I got was a dot matrix pattern. From this I did a
quasi-psychedelic. sea-weedy version of Che." he said.
Only months later, when he finally got his hands on a larger
version of the photograph. was he able to produce the image that
has such universal appeal.
"I'd got an original copy- of the image senftio me by a guy
involved with a group of Dutch anarchists, called the Provo."
This underground movement was in turn rumoured to have been
given the image by French philosopher and radical Jean-Paul Sartre.
who was present at the Havana funeral -when it was taken.
After Che Guevara's death, an outraged Mr Fitzpatrick- furi-
ously reprinted originals of the poster and sent it to left-wing po-
litical activist groups across Europe.
Part of his anger stemmed from vivid memories working be-
hind.a bar in Ireland as a teenager, and seeing Che walk in.
-The revolutionary was briefly exploring the homeland of his
Irish ancestors the full family name was Guevara-Lynch during
a stopover on a flight to Moscow.
"I must have been around 16 or 17." Mr Fitzpatrick remem-
bers. "It was a bright, sunny morning and light was streaming into
the windows of the bar. I knew immediately who he was. He was
an immensely charming man likeable, roguish, good fun and very
proud of being Irish."
Mr Fitzpatrick's version of Che arrived on the continent as
man), countries were in a state of flux, says Ms Ziff.
"His death was followed by demonstrations, first in Milan and then
elsewhere. Very soon afterwards there was the Prague Spring and May
'68 in France. Europe was in turmoil. People wanted change, disruption
and rebellion and he became a symbol of that change."
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image became separated in the western coiftext, Ms Ziff explains.
It began to be used as a decoration for products from tissues to -
underwear. Unilever even brought out a Che version of the Mag-
num ice cream in Australia flavoured with cherry and guava.
"There is a theory that an image can only exist for a certain
amount of time before capitalism appropriates it. But capitalism
only wants to appropriate images if they retain some sense of dan-
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Indeed, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez often appears wearing
a Che T-shirt and visitors to the offices of Bolivia's leader,
Evo Morales, are reportedly greeted with a version of the iconic
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Exercise 1.
1. books 2. ashes 3. children 4. leaves 5. wives
6. pianos 7. cupfuls 8. mice 9. sheep 10. valleys
11. cities 12. bottles

Exercise 2.
1. teeth
4. boxes

2. sheep
5. keys

Exercise 3
1. eldest 2. pretty 3. tranquil
5. manners 6. expression

4. waiter


7. host

8. widower


9. bachelor

4. important

I.C 2. A. 3. B. 4. D. 5. D

Today we will continue to look at Nouns (Gender)

A noun is classified according to whether it refers
to male or female or neither.

There are four classifications of gender.

1. Masculine Gender

2. Feminine Gender

3. Common Gender

4. Neuter Gender

Masculine Gender refers to males. E.g. boy, man,
uncle, grandfather, king, dog, drake

Feminine Gender refers to either male. or. female.
E.g. girl, woman, aunt, grandmother bitch, duck

Common Gender refers to either male, or female.
E.g. baby, child, friend, neighbour, teacher, parent,:
cousin, driver, animal

Neuter Gender refers to things without life in
animate objects. E.g. pen, money, water

5.) Study the list below and add more nouns to the

actor actress bachelor spinster
Sdrake duck host hostess
dog bitch conductor conductress
prince princess widower widow
waiter waitress boar sow

Exercise 1
Write the feminine for these jnasculine nouns ,
6 1. brother ', "

2. son, __

3. uncle ,' '

Exercise 2
Write the gender for the nouns.
Masculine(M) Feminine(F)
Neuter (N)
1. friends 4. bus
2. lion 5. children
3. women 6. ewe

Common (C)

7. worker
8. chair
9. niece

Now we will look at the Possessive form of nouns.
The use of apostrophe and s ('s) and s and
When a noun is in the possessive case it implies
The pen of the boy the boy's pen (s) using
apotrophe and ('s) correctly

1. Using Possessive form for singular nouns is
formed by adding apostrophe and s ('s)
my friend' s car the dog's tail
my sister's hat

2. The Possessive form for plural nouns is formed
by adding apostrophe only if the plural nouns already
end with's'.
my friends' car the doctors' book

the girls' dresses

the ladies' hats

3. Some singular nouns end with 's. Add the.
apostrophe only.

Jones' party Dickens' story. the
Roberts' address
4. Some plural nouns do not end with's'. Add the
apotrophe only,
the men's club, the oxen's tails
the women's shoes. the children's iniform

5. Compound nouns take the apostrophe after the.
final word.
her mother-in-law's house
his brother-in-law's car
her father-in-law's boots .
Shis sister-in-law's bag

6. To shpw ossesiv- form' for things and
SAbstract Nouns. :
A days holiday
An hour's time '. '.
A dollar's worth :

The apostrophe is used in expressions of space, of
time or of quantity.

7. When two or more nouns are used to show
ownership the apostrophe is used only with the last

Jack and Balram's caps were found.
Liz and her sister's books were very valuable.

Exercise 3.
Correct the sentences by putting in the
1. The birds nest was built high up in the tree.
2. The ladies hats were on sale.
3. The children clothes were sent to wash
4. Sam and his brothers toys were very expensive
5. The girls shoes were in the corner of the room.

Read the passage carefully, and then choose the
correct answer from those given below each
Columbus set off on his first voyage of discovery in
August, 1492. His ship was the Santa Maria which, with
two others, had been given to him by the Queen of Spain
for the journey.
He sailed westwards across the Atlantic Ocean,
hoping to reach India where he would find gold, and
spices such as pepper and cinnamon, which were very
valuable at the time.
Many weeks passed before they sighted land
and some sailors were ready to mutiny: but at last,
on the twelfth of October, they saw on the horizon
an island in the Bahamas which Columbus named
San Salvador.
They sailed on and discovered Cuba and Hispaniola.
The inhabitants, Arawak Indians, told him of gold mines
in these islands which are now known as the West
He left some .men there to search for the gold and
returned eagerly to Spain to give an account of his

1. During which century did Columbusmake 'his
first journey to the Caribbean?
(a) 19th (b)'14th (c)13th (d) 15th

2.:How many ships set out together?
(a) 3 '(b).2. (c)l (d)4

3. Which country did he'hope to reach?
(a) Bahamas (b) Cuba (c) Spain (d) India

4. iWhich'of .the following is, like cinnamon, ;a
(a) nutmeg (b) mango (c)ionion (d) tomato

5. Which. word in the passage means 'the line
where the, sky: and sea appear to meet'?
(a) horizon (b) sighted (c) inhabitants (d) account

Descriptive Writing gives details about a person,
animal or object, height, face, hair, built; eyes, person
clothes and character. Discuss with your friends then
write on topic.
"A person I admire".

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Exercise 1
1. < 6.=
2. > 7. <
3. = 8.=
4. < 9. >
5. > 10. <

Exercise 2
1. 9864; 29 364; 40 678; 87 521.

2. 273 413; 336 428; 627 219; 967 493.

3. 472 987; 1 430 612; 2 173 582; 796 412.

Exercise 3
a) 35, 40, 45
b) 120,130,140
c) 4, 20, 24, 28.
d) 12, 30, 36
e) 1002, 1003, 1004.
f) 200 000; 500 000; 600 000
g) 1 140 000; 1 150 000; 1 160 000
h) 10 880 000; 10 990 000
i) 40 000 300; 40 000 200; 40 000 100
j) 115 400 000; 115 500 000

Exercise 4
5618; 926; 4312; 28730; 19834

Today we will continue with numbers

A. Prime Numbers
1. Prime numbers are numbers that have two fac-

2. These factors are 1 and the number itself.
1 is a factor of 5
5 is a factor of 5

Therefore, 5 is a prime number
The prime numbers between 10 and 20 are:
11, 13, 17 and 19

B. Composite Numbers
Composite numbers are numbers that have more
than two factors; for example;
The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4.
The factors of 9 are 1, 3 and 9.
The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12.

C. Factors
A factor is a number that divides a number without
leaving a remainder; for example 15:
The factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15.
What are the factors of 18?
Did you say 1, 2, 3, 6 and 18?
Then you are correct. Congratulations!!!

Remember 1 and the numeral itself are always
factors of the numeral

Exercise 1
1. List the prime numbers between 1 and 50.
2. Which two prime numbers will divide 6 evenly?
3. Write the composite numbers between 11 and

4. What are the factors of:
(i) 20
(ii) 24

(iii) 25.

D. Multiples
What are Multiples of a numeral?
A multiple of a numeral is when that same nu-
meral is added to that numeral, for example 5.
A multiple of 5 is 10.
Multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36.
Multiples of 9 are 9, 18, 27, 36, 45 and 54.

What are5 multiples of 7?
You are correct if you said 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35.
Try a few on your own for practice.

Exercise 2
Complete with multiples
1. 3, 6, -, -, -, -, -, -.

2. (a) 5 multiples of 4 are -, -, -, -
(b) 5 multiples of 8 are -, , -, -

3. 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77. These are all multiples of -

E. Highest Common Factor (HCF)
The Highest Common Factor of two whole numbers
is the largest whole number which is a factor of both.

(i) 4 and 6
(i) Factors of 4 are:
(ii) Factors of 6 are:

1 2
1 2

3 6

The Highest Common Factor of 4 and 6 is 2.

Factors of 12: 1
Factors of 18: 1
Factors of 30: 1

4 6 12
6 9
5 6 15


The Highest Common Factor of 12, 18 and 30 is 6.

Exercise 3
Find the HCF of:
(a) 3and 9 (b) 4 and 8 (c) 7 and 14
(d) 2, 4 and 8 (e) 5, 10 and 15 (f) 6, 12 and

E. Lowest Common Factor
Lowest Common Factor is the smallest number that
the numbers can go into without leaving a remainder;
for example 4 and 6.

Using multiples of 4:
Using multiples of 6:

8 121

Lowest Common Multiple of 4 and 6 is 12.

What is the LCM of 3: 3
What is the LCM of 6:
What is the LCM of 9:

9 12

15 18

The Lowest Common Multiple of 3, 6 and 9 is 18.

Try these on your own:
What is the LCM of 5, 3 and 15?
Is 15 your answer? You are correct!! Well done.

Exercise 4
Find the LCM:
(a) 2 and 3

(d) 10and20

(g) 3, 14 and 21

(i) 3, 4 and 5

(b) 3 and 8 (c) 3 and 5

(e) 3 and 9 (f) 3, 6 and 12

(h) 5. 10 and 15

(j) 5, 6 and 10

How much have we learnt?
1. Write all the prime numbers between 1 and 25.
Check your responses with a friend in Class.

2. Circle the prime numbers
(a) 29,32,37,45,47,53,55
(b) 57,61,69,73,79,82,86

3. What are the composite numbers between 5
and 30?

4. Complete the table:

Numerals Factors Number of
3 1,3 2
4 1,2,4 3

5. Circle the multiples of 3:
19, 11, 15, 16,9,21 and 25

6. Find the Highest Common Factor of 12, 21 and

7. Find the largest number which when divided into
48, 64 and 80 will leave no remainder.

8. What is the Lowest Common Multiple of:
(a) 6 and 10 (b) 20 and 25
(c) 8,9 and 12
(d) 10, 14 and 15 (e) 27 and 36

9. What is the lowest number that can be evenly di-
vided by 2, 6 and 18.

10. Many numbers can be divided evenly by 3 and
7. What is the least of these numbers?

11. Find the length of the shortest string that can be
cut into equal lengths, each 20cm, 24cm and

12. Find the smallest number which can be divided
exactly by 24, 32 and 40. '

13. What is the least number that can be divided by
2, 4 and 5, leaving a remainder of 1 each time?

14. What is the smallest number that contains 5 and
8 evenly?

15. When a boy was asked for the LCM of 2, 3
and 4, he give an answer which was 2 many. What
answer did he give?

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Sunda Chr..i. Oo 72

Will biofuel leave

the poor hungry?

(BBC News) IT IS one of the
most hotly debated environ-
mental topics of the year -
whether the drive to produce
alternative so-called green
fuels will take food from the
mouths of the hungry.
For environmental groups
like Friends of the Earth, it's a
no brainer.
"If you start to fuel cars
with crops." says Ed Matthew,
"you are instantly putting the
world's one billion starving
people in competition with the
world's one billion motorists.
It's as simple as that."
Green groups and aid
agencies cite biofuels as
forming part of the "per-
fect storm" of poor har-
vests, rising oil prices
and a surge in demand
for food from China and
India that are all push-
ing up the price of every-
thing from pasta to a loaf
of bread.
In fact, the first flashpoint
in the food versus fuel conflict
has already happened.
Mexican anger at more ex-
pensive corn flour led to the so
called "tortilla riots" at the be-
ginning of the year.
The price rises were attrib-
uted to the United States' large-
scale switch from food to fuel
production, meaning less maize
exported to its southern

However, a look at the big-
ger picture reveals that an ap-
parent straight case of fuel tak-
ing precedence over food is mis-
For years, Mexican depen-
dency on cheap American corn
had ruined the Mexican maize
business and millions of farm-
ers had left the land.

Now Mexicans are starting
to grow maize again. It is a slow
process, but it will start to re-
duce their dependency on the
And this is a key part of the
debate, according to the UK Na-
tional Farmers Union's biofuels
advisor Jonathan Scurlock.
He thinks that greater de-
mand for food and fuel could
help galvanise agriculture in de-
veloping countries, which for
many years have had their farm-
ing industries crushed by cheap
Farmers in the West point
out that their past food sur-
pluses dumped on developing
world markets never alleviated
"This is all about 'trade not
aid'." says Scurlock.
"It would be a very
good thing if developing
countries could produce
something that we in the
West were prepared to pay
a fair price for."
However. Friends of the
Earth is sceptical that farmers in
developing countries will see
much benefit from the growth in
bio fuels.
Mr Matthew says large glo-
bal corporations and landown-
ers are more likely to be the
winners, while the small farmer
will lose out.
Mr Scurlock concedes that
in the short term food prices
could rise.
"But let's be frank," he
says, "the public can afford to
pay more for quality food and
the impact will be to bring
more land worldwide into
Mr Scurlock firmly believes
there is enough land worldwide
to grow both food and fuel com-
He says we would never

have had such a massive tobacco
industry if we had wanted only
to use land for growing food
Indeed, United Nations
figures show there to be
around 2 billion hectares (f5
billion acres) of degraded
land globally that could be put
into production 25% in Af-
rica, 25% in Asia, 25% in the
Americas; the rest scattered
around the world in places
like Ukraine and
This is land that has either
been used for agriculture then
abandoned or has been misman-
aged or contaminated.
The environmental
group, WWF produced a re-
port earlier this year, con-
cluding that 18 million hect-
ares of rainforest in South-
east Asia are currently lying
idle after being cleared for
timber production.
This land could, if respon-
sibly managed, says WWF. be
used for palm oil production.
And that is the crux of the
matter -. the need to ensure that
biofuels are ethically produced.
The issue is urgent.
In the UK, fuel suppliers
are having to adapt to the Re-
newable Transport Fuel Obliga-
tion requiring 5% of all fuel
sold by 2010 to come from re-
newable sources.
There is growing concern
that sourcing must be included
in the environmental criteria set
by the European Union.
But Mr Scurlock remains
optimistic that biofuels will lead
to an upturn for farmers every-
"Biofuels could be in the
vanguard of much higher
standards for international
trade in agricultural com-
modities," he says.


Allottees who received allocations from the Central Housing and Planning
Authority, during the period 2nd January 1992 to 31st December 2005, are
hereby advised of the following:

1. Allottees who have built but not yet made or completed payments,
arerequired to complete payments immediately.

2. Allottees who have completed payment and not yet constructed
their homes are reminded of the conditions in the Agreement of
Sale and are hereby put on notice to commence building
immediately and complete construction by April 30, 2008, failing
which.the lots will be repossessed without further notice.

Central Housing and Planning Authority
October 2007





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(BBC News) Amnesty Inter-
national has urged doctors
and nurses not to participate
in executions by lethal injec-
tion as it breaches their ethi-
cal oath.
In a report the group says
the cocktail of drugs used is not
always quick and painless and
can cause "excruciating pain
and extreme mental suffering".
The execution method is
common in the US and is on the
rise in China.
However, the US Supreme
Court last week agreed to hear
a challenge that lethal injections
violate the constitution.
Amnesty opposes the death
penalty in all forms.
In its new report, "Execu-
tion by lethal injection a quar-

ter century of state poisoning",
it says governments should not
put doctors and nurses in the
position of carrying out an ac-
tion contrary to their ethical
Jim Welsh, the group's
health and human rights co-
ordinator. said: "Medical pro-
fessionals are trained to work for
patients' well-being, not to par-
ticipate in executions ordered by
the state."
The report also chal-
lenges the cocktail of three
drugs commonly used in ex-
It says that Texas, the
biggest US user of lethal
injections, has banned the
same drugs for dogs and
cats on the grounds of the

potential pain they may
The group says the drug
used to induce unconsciousness
can wear off before the
prisoner's heart stops, causing
extreme physical and mental
The patients are, however.
in a "chemical straitjacket" and
cannot convey their distress, it
Amnesty cites case studies
of US prisoners suffering for
about 30 minutes in "botched"
It says there are no exact of-
ficial figures-on-execiosinrr
China but that it is certain to
carry out more than any other
Amnesty says lethal injec-

tions are on the rise in China. brought by two convicted mur-

with mobile vans increasingly
being used.
Prisoners are executed on
a metal bed in a windowless
chamber in the back, the
group says.
The issue of lethal injection
is a matter of huge debate in the
Last week the Supreme

derers in Kentucky who argue
that the method violates the ban
on cruel and unusual punish-
ment contained in the Eighth
Amendment to the US Consti-
The court ruling may pro-
vide a broad guideline on the
method of execution, which
some states have suspended af-

Court agreed to hear a case ter claims it was cruel and inef-

Andrea Keilen, from a legal
firm that represents about 150
death row inmates in Texas. said
there was no way of knowing
the competency of those carry-
ing out the executions in the
"We don't have any idea
about what's happening in
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A court in the US has ordered
a woman to pay US$222,000
(109,000) in damages for il-
legally file-sharing music.
The jury ordered Jammie
Thomas, 32, from Minnesota,
to pay for offering to share 24
specific songs online a cost of
$9,250 per song.
Record companies said she
had illegally shared a total of
1,702 songs.
Ms Thomas, who denied
the charges, was the first per-
son accused of illegal file-shar-
ing who decided to fight the case
in court
Each year, millions of
households illegally share music
files, and the music industry
takes it as a serious threat to its
About 26,000 lawsuits have
been filed against alleged file-
sharers, but most defendants
settle privately by paying dam-
ages amounting to a few thou-
sand dollars.
However, contesting the
charge and losing will cost
Jammie Thomas almost a quar-

ter of a million dollars.
Her lawyer, Brian Toder,
told the Associated Press that
Ms Thomas was reduced to
tears by the verdict.
"This is a girl that lives from
pay cheque to pay cheque, and
now all of a sudden she could
get a quarter of her pay cheque
garnished for the rest of her
life," he said.
The US record industry
said investigators located an in-
dividual with the screen name
"tereastarr@KaZaA", using the
Kazaa file-sharing software pro-
"This individual was
downloading copyrighted
sounds recordings from other
users of the Kazaa network,
and was distributing copy-
righted sound recordings
stored on her computer to
other Kazaa users," the
plaintiffs said.
A spokesman for the record
companies said he hoped
people would understand the
Richard Gabriel, a lawyer

for the music companies, said
the verdict was important.
"This does send a message,
I hope, that downloading and
distributing our recordings is not
okay," he told AP.
He said no decision had
yet been made about what the
record companies would do, if
anything, to pursue collect-
ing the money from Ms Tho-
John Kennedy, chief execu-
tive of the International Federa-
tion of the Phonographic Indus-
tries, which represents record
labels, said they were "reluctant
"We do everything possible
to persuade people not to leave
themselves exposed to litigation.
We educate, we warn, we even
try and settle before a case gets
to court."
He said he hoped the fine
would prove a deterrent to oth-
"Our message is: we
don't want to litigate don't
leave yourself exposed to liti-
gation," he added.


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GT&T Business Office,
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69 & 79 Brickdam
Beterverwagting Office
New Amsterdam Office
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Post Offices Countrywide

Bill Express Local
Monday Friday until 18:
Wireless Connections -
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Downtown -
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Nigel's Supermarket -
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Heritage Africa -
Lamaha Street, NC/Burg,
Johnny P Supermarket-
44-45 Robb& Light Sts, Bourda
S & J's -
Dageraad Avenue, Linden
Riverview Plaza -
Burnham Drive, Wismar
C & F Supermarket -
Bagotstown, EBD
Loncke's General Store -
Soesdyke, EBD
Budget Supercentre -
Lusignan, ECD
Dumay's -
Railway Embankment. Enmore
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Strand, New Amsterdam
Matadeen's -
Rosehall. Corentyne
R&S Shopping Centre -
Belvedere Public Rd. Ctyne
Parasram's Travel -
#78 Village, Corriverton
Evan's General Store -
Rosignol. EBB
The County Medical -
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GUYANESE teen queen Janella Lewis is now in lTnisia,
as she readies to take on contestants from around the world.
moreso Europe, in the Miss Europe Junior Open beauty
pageant scheduled for October 20.
Having toured much of London. including calls on Gu\ana's
High Commissioner Laleshwar Singh and other prominent
Guyanese. Janella winged out to Czech Republic On October 2.
Just before that, on September 29, she feuaured on the London
catwalk for a fashion show filmed for UK television. It was held
at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London.
The fashion event was organized b\ INTSTYLES Moldel &
Artists Management. an international model agency wilth offices
in London. Nel York and Atlanta.
The models showcased designs by Link Boutique one of

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London's high end fashion providers. The fashion show was
covered by international magazines, newspapers and was filmed
for UK television.
Once she had time to soak up a little bit of the Czech Republic
this week, it was already time to fly away. this time to Tunisia.
Janella and the group are spending 10 days for training.
rehearsals and filming on location in the Arab speaking locale.
The Miss Talent segment of the competition will also be held in
The finals of the pageant will be held in the city of Ostrava
in the Czech Republic.
The photos featured are from London photographer
Nigel McInerny, and the outfits are those of local designer
Derek Moore.

HERITAGE ERASED: The Gaiety Cinema on Brickdam. It was destroyed by fire in 1926.


Guyana's glorious heritage is being celebrated with an exhibition at the National Trust.
With the permission of the Trust, we feature some of the photos on display. You can
see the entire collection during this month at the Trust, Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

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C-. I us for th..

Merundoi, the radio drama
that has become a household
word, marked its 100 episode
aired last week, when those
involved in the project cel-
ebrated with an open-house
at their offices at Duke and
Barrack Street. Kingston, in
the city.
The curtain went up on
Merundoi on October 16. 2006.
The story had begun one
year earlier when a team from
CDC Atlanta executed a media
assessment in Guyana to deter-
mine the feasibility of running
a radio serial drama with
behaviour change information
aimed at reducing risky sexual
behaviours and stigma and dis-
In his address at the open-
house. proiecl coordinator Mr.
Anand Harriill disclosed that
anecdotal evidence suggests that
Merundoi has a listcnership of
approximately 40 per cent of
the population.
He said Merundoi is
webcast on Radio Guyana lnt'l,
out of the U.K.. and national
hiv website. and a total of
11,200 hits are recorded each

month from the U.K. and the
U.S. and countries in the Carib-
Community based activi-
ties for Merundoi are carried
out in all regions in Guyana,
except Regions 5 and 8 and
efforts are being made to
move into these areas.
"We have moved beyond
traditional groups for commu-
nity mobilization efforts aPd are
working with vocational
schools. orphanages, street chil-
dren. women's groups and in-
mates of five major prisons",

benefit from their consider-
able experience in commer-
cial service delivery. particu-
larly their expertise in mar-
keting and quality control."
In return. Merundoi will of-
fer product placement and an
opportunity for companies to
uphold their corporate social re-
Harriall said the Merundoi
team hara lot to be proud of
on the occasion of the drama's
100th pitde, stating that the
radio ses1l's success accrued
from the hard work and commit-

THE Merundoi sign is unveiled outside its offices at Barrack
and Duke Street, Kingston.

says Hartilall.
Merundoi has partnered
with the Education Ministry
to infuse the drama into the
Family Life Education cur-
riculum as a resource for de-
veloping life skills in stu-
dents in Grades 7 to 9.
Merundoi sees itself under-
taking other public health. cnvi-
ronmental and social issues.
Project personnel intend to
work with inmates of correc-
tional institutions to deliver a
specifically designed curriculuI
on behaviour change and life
skills, now a prerequisite for
In addition, discussions are
ongoing to have Meruntdoi aired
in the Caribbeain.
Mr. Harrilall says that to
ensure sustainability, his of-
fice will collaborate with the
private sector, "so we canl

ment of the team.
The team's dedication and
passion for the project
is overwhelming'", he en-
Harrilall continued to
shower accolades on those who
contributed to the radio drama's
success, including Dr. Douglas
Lyon. past Country Director
for CDC Guyana. past team-
leader Dereck Springer. Dr. Jo-
seph Petraglia and dramalisl
'Trevor Rhone.
"We would not have got
where we are today without
altruistic support from
American Ambassador )avid
Robinson, Dr. Amy DuBois
and her team at CDC, the
Minister of Health, NAPS,
the Ministry of Education,
USAID and our faithful lis-
teners and participants,"
Harrilall concluded.

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and salvage experts from the city of Georgetown got to the crash scene, the plane was stripped clean of
anything useful. Shem's trophy was a package of books among which were three titles on Guyana
namely Zoo Quest To Guiana' by David Attenborough and 'Fifty Years of Flying in British Guiana' by M. S.
Burrows and 'Three Singles To Adventure' by George Durell. Now Shem can smile with pride whenever
he hears the radio belching the jingle 'the more you read, the more you learn'. Shem was the brightest boy
in the village although neither he nor any of the other children attended school. The nearest primary
school was many, many kilometres away of strenuous rowing over dangerous rapids. After frequent
boating mishaps, the whole community decided itwas foolhardy an endeavour. End of school!
'M-M,' the intonation was long and sweet with conspiracy.
Shem remained silent; his show was coming up soon. But Miss Lucy's contribution towards his dream of
owning more books was also important. Eventually, he again raised his head; he had to have a precise fix
on the time. With his eyes, he measured the shadows. He still had some fifteen minutes to play with.
"I'm here, Gran-Gran, in the backyard."
Gingerly, Shem presented himself. Time was of essence. "Yes, Gran-Gran." Without delay, he reached
out for the list that was stuck in one of the pair of clutches unto which the old woman was leaning. Shem
glanced at the sheet of paper; itwas a long shopping list. Barely legible.
Now, my boy, let's go overthe list so we don't forget anything.'
His heart sunk; most of the items were ordered in part-measure (according to the old woman's immediate
need). Such a list was also spumed by the shopkeeper. But the die was cast, there was no turning back.
Shem, then, reached into Miss Lucy's right pocket, as usual, for the money. His reward was in the other
pocket, Shem saw the impression. It looked larger than normal. Like pages of a book. Awell-used book.
Gingerly, he booked his departure.
"Now, on your way back, stop at the post office."
Shem was already on his marks.
"Hold on. boy. I'm notfinished."
Get set.
"Check for mail, Gran-gran?"
"Hush, two donkeys can't bray at the same time.' The woman gathered herself. This was the sign of the
making of another lecture. That had to be forestalled. Shem bowed to her with an intricate flourish. The
antics pleased the grown-up.'Now, where were I?'
'At the post office checking for mail.'

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Multi-choice questions pertaining to Agriculture Month.

Circle the corred answer A, B, C or D):

1. Guyana's four main rivers, the

all fl
empty into the Atlantic.

ow from the south and

(A) Demerara, Essequibo, Cuyuni, Potoro
(B) Correntyne, Berbice, Demerara, Essequibo
(C) Demerura, Mozaruni, Essequibo, Siplruni
(0) Berbice, Essequibo, Potaro, Demerara

2. is concentrated on the narrow sea-
level coastal plain between the Essequibo and

(C) Goel, ing,
C) Fo!d mh',
(D) Agriculture

3. However, forestry activities are hampered by the
lack of adequate __
(A) Labor
(B) Materials
(C) Transportation
(D) Farm land

4. Both and are cultivated
through a combination of mechanization

and hand labor.

Sugar cone and rice.
Cocoa and pepper.
Pepper and rice.
Cocoa and sugar


5. Carried out mainly for export.
(A) Livestock production
(B) Sugar production
(C) Shrimping
(D) Coconui Oil

largest city.

s orrenieii post and


New Amsterdam

The answers to last week's questions are:
1.- (A), 2.- (A), 3.- (C), 4.- (A),
5. (D), 6.-

10/52007. 5:47 PM

Colour this beautiful
Love Bird.

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I have known this woman a
bit over a year. At that time
she was getting divorced
from a damaging marriage.
We met at a mutual friend's
birthday celebration and re-
ally hit it off. We started
hanging out, going for
drinks, dinner, and movies.
I knew almost from day one
I was interested and that in-
terest turned into caring.
That scared me quite a bit
because of previous times 1
started having feelings for some-
body too quickly. Eventually 1
let my feelings slip to one of her
friends I believed 1 could trust.

and it got back to her. Almost
all correspondence stopped. I
would call to see how she was
doing, and she would not return
any of my calls.
Finally after a month of not
hearing from her she would call
me out of the blue and say we
needed to do something soon.
but the plans always fell
through. And so it went for
months. I later found out part
of the reason she wouldn't call
back was because of whatever
boyfriend she was seeing at the
As time went on we started
hanging out again, having great
conversations and exchanging

playful glances. Finally I got up
the guts to talk to her about all
the signals I thought she was
giving me. We decided to go get
some dinner and see a movie.
That evening she brought
a friend she had not seen in
a long time. They were flirt-
ing the entire time at dinner
and started making out in
front of me at the movie.
Needless to say I was shocked
and utterly heartbroken. A
few nights later, I talked to
her. She said she didn't feel
the same way about me but
needed my friendship. So we
left it at that for awhile.
However. our relationship

Regional Democratic Council

Office of the Regional Executive Officer
Region 4 Demerara/Mahaica
Regional Administration Office, Paradise E.C.D
Tel. # 256 3762 Fax 256 3774

Tenders are invited from contractors to undertake the following work:

a. Construction of the New Administrative Building Triumph East-Coast

Tenders can be purchased at the Regional Administrative Office, Paradise. East Coast
Demerara for a non-refundable fee of $5,000.

Tenders are required to submit at the time of tendering the following:

a.. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It
must be noted that where a Tender is submitted in the name of a
Company/Firm the Certificates must reflect the name of the Company/Firm
and not the owners.
b.. .A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National
SInsurance Scheme.
c. Detailed method statement and Work Prograrmne.
d:: Bid security 2% of tender sum.

Tender Documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity to the
contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand comer the area of work to be

Tender Documents should be addressed to:

National Board for Procurement & Tender Administration
Main & Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the Tender Box at the National Board for Procurement & Tender
Administration not later than Tuesday October 16,.2007 at 9:00 h.

Tenders can be uplifted from Wednesday October 3,2007 within the hours of 8:30 to

Tendrs: will be opened immediately after losing, in the National Board for
Procurement & Tender Boardroom.' Tenderers or their agents may be present at the

Shafdar Alli
Regional Executive Officer
Region 4 Demerara/Mahaica

has evolved over time. I've
seen her through several boy-
friends and always been there
for her to count on. Sometimes
we hang out till the early morn-
ing hours talking about every-
thing. In my own attempt to
analyze the situation. I came to
the realization the reason we
didn't get together was fear: her
fear of losing me in a relation-
ship and my fear of her reject-
ing my affections.
Once a mutual friend of
ours told me she saw this
woman doing things to get my
attention and giving me looks
usually reserved for those in
love. So here I am wondering if
she really loves me. I have no
idea what to think or do about
this situation.


Ed. there is an interesting

short film on visual perception.
In the film, six people pass
around two basketballs. Half
the people wear white shirts
and half wear black shirts. As
they pass the balls, the people
move in a weave pattern. View-
ers are asked to count the total
number of times the balls are
What viewers are not told is
that a person in a gorilla suit is
about to walk into the middle of
the basketball players, turn and
face the camera, then walk away
in the other direction. More
than half the people who view
this film never see the gorilla.
This phenomenon is called in-
attention blindness, and it refers
to the fact that we often cannot

see what we don't expect to see.
In your case, you cannot see
what you don't want to see. A
woman brought another man to
your dinner and movie date with
her. That was the clearest pos-
sible way to inform you that
you are not in her dating circle.
That is the way it has always
been for her.
The reasons you think
you will one day be together
are like the basketball play-
ers. They keep you from see-
ing the gorilla. When a
woman treats a man like a
confidante and girlfriend, it
means she is not interested
in that man as a man.


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Se-d letterso:Dire AnserO



Training of Auditors for the
Guyana Legal Verification System

The Forest Products Marketing Council of Guyana Inc. is facilitating the process for
the development of a Legal Verification System for Forestry and Wood Processing
Operations in Guyana consistent with the requirement of the European Union
Forest Law, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and the World Wildlife Fund Global
Forestry and Trade Network (WWF GFTN). The forest management consultancy
firm ProForest of the United Kingdom has been contracted to develop this system.

SOne of the key requirements for the effective functioning of the Legal Verification
System is the availability of suitably trained auditors to conduct independent
auditing of forestry and-wood processing operations in keeping with the guidelines
and checklists of the system. As a result, we are inviting suitably qualified and
interested persons desirous of becoming trained auditors to attend a training course
to be conducted by ProForest from 12" 17" October 2007.
Please see additional details below:

Date & Venue of Training:

12th & 13th October 2007
Guyana Forestry Commission
Lower Conference Room

14th 17th October 2007
Field Training at a Forest Concession &


Cost of Traininlg:
Deadline orAppiat
Deadline for Applicatio

Bachelors Degree in Forestry, Biology,
Environmental Science or related subject
and 5 years working experience

G$10,000 (to cover training materials, meals &

n: 8th October 2007

Certificate would be issued at the end of the course and only persons completing
this course would be allowed to conduct audits under the Guyana Legal Verification
System. A limited number of places are available and applicants would be selected
based on qualifications and experience. For more information please contact Mr.
Luvindra Sukhraj on tel. no. 226 7240 or email lsukhraj@fpmcguy.org.

Luvindra Sukhraj

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Responses to Week 2.
Exercise 1.
1. Cancer and Capricorn 2. Tropic
3. August and September 4. May, June and December
5. Thick and loose

Exercise 2.
1. North Temperate:
A. Canada
C. United States, Japan
South Temperate:
A. Chile
C. New Zealand

B. England
D. Philippines

B. Australia
D. Cape Town

2. Spring, Autumn, Summer and Winter
3. Tropic
4. Temperate

Exercise 3.
1. Prime Meridian
2. West to East

Today.we look at the Caribbean Community
The Caribbean Community and Common Market known as
CARICOM was set up by an agreement called The Treaty of
Chaguaramas. This agreement was signed in Chaguaramas, Trinidad
on the 4th, July,1973 by Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad.
Caricom has fifteen members states.
Try to identify them on a map of the Caribbean.
Antigua & Barbuda Jamaica
The Bahamas Montserrat
Belize St Kitts Nevis
Dominica St Lucia
Grenada St Vincent & Grenadines
Guyana Suriname
Haiti Trinidad & Tobago

Look at the map again find Belize, Suriname and Guyana. You
will notice these are not islands. Guyana's closest island neighbour
is Trinidad.Belize is located in Central America.

1. The Supreme Organ of the Connmunity is the Heads of
Government Conference. All important decisions for CARICOM
are made by the Conference or at a Special Meeting of Heads of
This group is made up of Presidents
Prime Ministers
Chief Minister Montserrat
2. The Common Market Economy is made up of Ministers of
Member States. This body looks after trade and economic matters
in Caricom.
3. Ministers of Government in each member state form groups.
These Conferences of Ministers are the institutions that look after
areas such as:
Foreign Affairs

4. The Caribbean Community Secretariat is responsible for the
administration of Caricom. Its offices are found at Liliendaal, Greater

5. Associate Institutions. These work in close co-operation with
institutions of Caricom.
1. University of the West Indies

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Mona Campus (Jamaica)
St Augustine Campus (Trinidad & TtoagoO
-Cave Hill Campus (Barbados)
2. University of Guyana
3. Caribbean Examinations Council
CXC Examinations for 5th and 6th Formers IN Secondary
School. (CSEC and CAPE)
4. Council of Legal Education (Jamaica)
5. Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Provides loan for busi-
6. Caribbean Meteorological Council (CMC). Weather forecast-
ing Hurricane warnings
7. Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). Radio and Television
Programmes Cricket festivals and meetings

Find out the meaning of CSEC, CAPE, CSME and CCJ

Caribbean Community Secretariat
This is located in Guyana. A Secretary General heads the Sec-

For yon to do
Prepare a booklet for yourself on Caricom
draw the maps of the countries
their main products
names of Heads of Government

Look out for your exercise next week

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Caricom flag has colours and symbols.
The light blue represents the blue sky of the Caribbean.
The dark blue represents the Caribbean Sea.
The yellow circle represents the sun.
The narrow ring around the sun the vegetation of the Carib-
The two interlocking "C" s represent the logo.

The Caricom Treaty has three objectives
To strengthen and expand trade between members sates.
To agree on foreign policies of member states.
To cooperate in the development and spread of services,
culture and sports.

The member countries of Caricom
(A). Founder Member/More Developed Countries (MDC's).
Guyana, Trinidad & Taboago, Jamaica and Barbados.
(B). Members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean Status
(OECS). Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica. St Kitts/ Ncvis. St Lucia,
Grenada, Monsterrat and St Vincent & Grenadines
(C). Other Member States. The Bahamas, Belize, Suriname and

Look at the table and learn the currencies of the countries

Lets do some research
(i) Find out when Caricom Day is observed.
(ii) Which was the last country to join Cariconm?

The Caribbean Cormniuni', works with the rules of the Treaty
of Chaguaramnas.
The role of institutions in :Ij, Caribbean

Country Capital Currency
Haiti Port-of-Prince Gourde
Jamaica Kingston Jamaica Dollar
Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain TT Dollar
Guyana Georgetown Guyana Dollar
Suriname Paramaribo Suriname Dollar
Bahamas Nassau US Dollar
Belize Belmopan Belize Dollar
Barbados Bridgetown BDS
Saint Lucia Castries EC
Saint Vincent and the Kingstown EC
Grenada St. George's EC
Dominica Roseau EC
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's EC
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre EC
Montserrat Plymouth EC
EC- Eastern Caribbean Dollar
US- United States Dollar
TT- Trinidad and Tobago
BDS Barbados Dollar

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Re>p',)sc. s to week 2
10. a) Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anther
o the stigma.
(t) Agents of pollination: wind. water, animals, insects.
Any tIv).
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(b) seed (c) stem

This Week we will look at the seed.

Did you look at a seed? Hope you did.

A. The Seed
1. Seeds come in different shapes and sizes.
2. Some are soft and some are hard.
3. All seeds have the same parts
4. Below are some drawings of seeds. Can you iden-
tify them?

B. Let us now look at the seed.



"i 'The hilum is the part that is attached to the fruit.
SThe micropyle is the opening which allows water into
the .ed before it can grow.


- testa

c Testa: The outer covering of the seed
It protects the seed from diseases and insects.
c Cotyledon: The food store for the young plant until it
can make its own food
c Embryo: This is the young plant. It is made up of the
radicle and the plumule.
c Radicle; This grows into the root of the young plant.
c Plumule: This is the young shoot which grows into
the plant.

Hope you can remember from our first lesson where the root
system and the shoot system of the plant are found.

4. Some seeds have one cotyledon: for example corn
and paddy.
Seeds that have one cotyledon are said to be monocoty-
Seeds that have two cotyledons are said to be dicotyle-



5. Dispersal of seeds.
What is dispersal?

Dispersal is the scattering of
seeds or the removal of seeds
from the parent plant

Dispersal is necessary for the plant to get more space and
light and so they are healthy and can produce more.
Plants use a variety of ways to disperse or scatter their

Agents of dispersal.
Animals .
Explosives mechanisms

Seeds have features which make it possible for the agents
to disperse theni:
Some seeds are small and light and fly about;, example
silk cotton
Some have winged-like structures which allow them to be
easily carried by the wind.

Seeds float or are buoyant and can be carried long dis-
tances by water; eaxriple coconut.


Seeds are dispersed by explosive mechanisms: example,
the seed is present in a pod. As the pod ripens or matures it
bursts and the seeds are expelled.


Seeds are scattered by winds, man and other animals.
These stick on to the beaks of birds and the body parts of
other animals.

Exercise 1
1. The outer covering of the seed is
called ......... ............
2. What is the Micropyle? The Micropyle is

3. The .................. is the attachment of the seed to
the plant.
4. What is the special name given to the food store?

5. The young shoot which grows into the plant is the

Exercise 2.

Name of Seed Method of Dispersal

Exercise 3.

Put: these seeds ito their correct columns in the table
Genip, pigeon pea, pear, corn, paddy, mango, coconut,

Monorotvlee don .. okDiotvledons :

Next week we will look at Germ nation

Next weelk we will hook at Germination; ..

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Vatican book

on Templars'

(BBC News) The Vatican is to publish a book which is ex-
pected to shed light on the demise of the Knights Templar,
a Christian military order from the Middle Ages.
The book is based on a document known as the Chinon
parchment, found in the Vatican Secret Archives six years ago
after years of being incorrectly filed.
The document is a record of the heresy hearings of the
Templars before Pope Clement V in the 14th Century.
The official who found the paper says it exonerates the
knights entirely.
Prof Barbara Frale, who stumbled across the parchment by
mistake, says that it lays bare the rituals and ceremonies over
which the Templars were accused of heresy.
In the hearings before Clement V, the knights reportedly
admitted spitting on the cross, denying Jesus and kissing the
lower back of the man proposing them during initiation cer-
However, many of the confessions were obtained un-
der torture and knights later recanted or tried to claim
that their initiation ceremony merely mimicked the hu-
miliation the knights would suffer if they fell into the
hands of the Muslim leader Saladin.
The leader of the order. Jacques de Moley, was one of thoue
who confessed to heresy, but later recanted.
He was burned at the stake in Paris in 1314, the same year
that the Pope dissolved the order.
However, according to Prof Frale, study of the document
shows that the knights were not heretics as had been believed
for 700 years.
In fact she. says "the Pope was obliged to ask for pardons
from the knights... the document we have found absolves them".
Details of the parchment will be published as part of
Processus contra Templarios, a book that will be released
by the Vatican's Secret Archive on 25 October.



Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. Invites applications
from suitably qualified persons to fill existing
vacancies in the internal Audit Units at
Canefield, Berbice, and Anna Regina, Essequibo.
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To ensure GPL accomplishes one of its main
objectives of sustaining a systematic and disciplined
approach to networking metering (all phases)
and generation operations at the specific locations.
This ensure aSc cy, '' '. and edherence to
standards and procedures.

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The Deputy Human Resources Manager
257/259 Middle St., Georgetown

Fdiiicith intonm w.gpin.co




can learn skills here then go
back to my own country and get
a good job".
Mr Wang works at a small
factory in a suburb of Tokyo.
He is one of four trainees in the
workshop, toiling alongside 11
Japanese workers.
He sounds like he is getting
the kind of experience he is
supposed to on this scheme. It
was set up in 1990, in order, the
Japanese government says, to
help poorer countries learn from

Japan's mastery of the
manufacturing process.
Toshikazu Funakubo, the
factory owner's son, said it
could be difficult to
communicate with the
Chinese workers. "But they
are learning the Japanese
culture and language. It's a
very good thing for all of us."
The owner of the business,
Toshiaki Funakubo. said he
employed the Chinese workers
because he wanted to help

China. But he admitted that
labour shortages in Japan were
another important consideration.
"To tell the truth 1 want
Japanese people to join my
company, but at the moment we
have no choice but to depend on
good workers from abroad."
The problem is that
widespread public aversion ii
Japan to the idea of
immigration has contributed

Please turn to page XX ;


NEAL AND MASSY Guyana Group is looking for highly motivated
individuals to fill the undermentioned vacancies:










The Sales & Marketing Manager will be required to
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positions for Products and Services offered.

BSC Business Management / Marketing and
A minimum of five (5) years experience in Sales and Marketing.
- Relevant Industry Knowledge
- Strong Leadership and Customer Relationship Skills
- Business oriented
-Written and Oral Communication Skills
SInter-personal Skills

The Branch Manager is required to successfully lead the
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BSC Business Management and
A minimum of five (5) years experience in Sales and Marketing.,
Strong Leadership and Customer Relationship Skills
-Business oriented
-Written and Oral Communication Skills

Driver's Licence
Owner of a Vehicle.

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At least three (3) years experience in Sales and Distribution.
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Attractive packages commensurate with qualification and experience are being
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(BBC News) Over the past 17
years, thousands of foreign
workers have travelled to
Japan, taking part in an
official scheme, to learn skills
they cannot pick up in their
own countries.
But this year the Japanese
government's own experts have
admitted that in many cases
trainees are used as cheap
The US state department
has gone further. In its annual
report on human trafficking, it
said that "some migrant
workers are reportedly
subjected to conditions of
forced labour through [its]
foreign trainee programme".
Wang Jun came to Japan on
the trainee scheme "because
Japan is the most advanced
country in Asia, and so that I

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(BBC News) To understand a
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cated, bitter-sweet relation-
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Havana, Guantanamo Prov-
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Guantanamo City. home io
200.000 people and the usual
Cuban mixture of Soviec and
colonial architecture, horse
carts. 1950s American cars and
revolutionary slogans.

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GUANMTANAMO is now best knon for its prison camp.

Cuba is worth a visit.
It is an arid place where two
ideological enemies, normally
separated by 145km (90 miles)
of water and 48 years of dis-
frust, are tantalisingly close.
On the one side, there is


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An International Organisation based in Guyana has a vacancy for a

Position Description
The Humah Resources Manager is responsible [(r Human Resources management and the elfficint
general administration of the Organisation, In addition. the Human Resources Manager will
coordinate and organize special events and will also participate in approved and appropriate training
activities to Ut', i.. i. ; i .i.;il- to improve e job perloTmance.

Work Relations
A key rolc of the Human Resources Manager will be io help foster the development of a
collaborative and iinerdisciplinary administrative culture whilhin the Organisation and between the
Organisation and its outside partners and stakeholders.

Selection Criteria
The work requires a broad knowledge of 'adlinistrali\ e procedures, excellent organizational skills.
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Anattti e r onattrti e reui on package is oflei ed depending on qualiflications and experience.
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Suilabl iqualilted inditiduatls should imail: aLx io! emlnal heir applications. (Curiculum Vitae. the
namcs ol' to referees, ccand ,in indication of their salary. requlernements b\ October 12, 2007. A copy
oftiheTORsca ibe iuphti'ed troi he addrex> hcio,\.

I'he Director Finance and Operations
[riok ramla international (Centre
77 High Street. Kingston
Georgetown. Gu ana
rel: 225 15014 Fax: 225 9199

On the other side, hidden
behind a range of hills, is
GTMO, home to 10,000 US
Navy personnel, neat suburban
houses, the only McDonald's in
Cuba ind the most controversial
prison camp in the world.
Two worlds. Two systems.
Two enemies. Never the twain
shall meet, you would have

The practicalities of sharing
land have led to a degree of co-
operation between the two
Once a month, the American
base commander, Capt Mark
Leary, meets his Cuban coun-
terpart at the border to discuss
areas of mutual concern.
Last June there was a joint
fire drill. Hurricane preparations
have also been on the agenda.
And every weekday morn-
ing. the steel gates at the land

irontier are opened. Three eld-
erly Cubans. who have worked
at the base since before the Cu-
ban resolution, report for duty.
Jorge Hunt recently retired
after 4A9 years commuting to
GTMO to work as a packing
clerk in a supplies depot.
He now sits in his ram-
shackle wooden home in
Guantanamo City. surrounded
by members of his extended
Politics, he is quick to point
out. is not his thing.
"I never had any trouble
with them. Neither that side.
neither this side." he says, in
languid American English.
Up on the wall he displays
a certificate from the US
Navy in.honour of his out-
standing service.
"Do you feel proud?" I ask
"You bet," he replies.

It is not just embossed ci-
tations that Jorge and around
100 other Cubans in
Guantananio receive from their
former American bosses.
They "are also entitled to a
naval pension. Every month, a
fistful of crisp US dollars is
brought from the base. by one
of the remaining workers.
Each retiree receives at least
a few hundred dollars a month
- not a fortune, but around 100
times the Cuban state pension.
"I am not rich," Jorge in-
sists. "There are plenty of
mouths to feed here."
The US Naval Station has
straddled the southern end of
the best natural harbour in Cuba
for more than a century.
The United States pocketed
this prize following its interven-
tion. on the side of Cuba against
Spain, at the end of the Cuban


US-Cuba h



Education: Degree in Social Work

Requirements: Minimum of five (5) years experience Counselling
adults and children.

Application.with Curriculum Vitae and written references can be
submitted to The Coordinator. Ilelp & Shelter. not later than Friday.
Octoberl9, 2007, 16:00hrs.

Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Park
Tel.# 227-8353; 225-4731


war of independence.
For the first 59) \ ears of the
20th Ccntir iat wa, viewed as
nothing particularly\ out of the
US na\al officers would
flood into Guantanamlo Ci\t on
their leave days. The citv was
'Iamed for its music, its carni\ als
and its red light district.
But the day Fidel Castro
came to power. 1 Jalnuar\ I950.
the border was closed.
The US still sends its dis-
gruntled landlord a cheque for
$4.085 (2.042) every year as
President Castro did cash
one, in 1959, as a result of
what he has recently de-
scribed as a "confusion", but
the following 47 lie un-
claimed in an office drawer.
These days. seeing the US
base from the Cuban side is al-
most impossible. The area is
surrounded by a vast Cuban
military zone, and a former
lookout point for tourists has
been closed.
Some of the land closest to
the base is prone to -flooding.
When the watters rise, Cubans
have been known to attempt to
swim across the heavily mined
fields, in what many see as a
short cut into the US.
Omar Navarre, a young stu-
dent from Guantanamo, says
that at night from his house in
the hills above the city.he can
just about make out the street
lights from the base.
SEvery 4 July, he has the in-
congruous sight of watching
American Independence Day
fireworks, from Cuba.
He says it hurts him deeply
that the name of his birthplace
is now associated with allega-
tions of torture.
"It's an embarrassment,''he
says; "It's a beautiful bay. It
should be used for the good of
our country."
There are not many places
left in the world that can still be
described as frontiers of the
Cold War. Perhaps Guantanamo
can make that claim.
If relations between these-
two unhappy neighbours ever
get better, or worse, it will
probably all start here.

Sunday Chronicle October 7 2007

Sunday Chronicle October 7. 2007

Page XXIll

Japan scheme

'abuses ...

From page XXI
to a shortage of labour.
In the United States, foreign workers make up 15% of the workforce. In Japan the figure is little
more than 1%.
A recent government report into its own foreign workers scheme found that, in
reality, trainees are used as cheap labour and their working conditions are not properly
"The Japanese government and the ministries do not want Japan to become an immigration country,"
said Martin Schulz, a research fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo.
"They do not want to change the cultural and social integrity of Japan, so they have a rather
hands-off approach."
That hands-off approach can lead to abuses. When the government made unannounced inspections
to finns employing foreign trainees last year it found that 80% of them were breaking the laws on pay
and conditions.
Some of.those who are treated badly on the scheme find their way to the offices of the Zentoitsu
(All United) Woikers Union, in the Akiharbara district of Tokyo.
One Chinese trainee said he discovered a disparity between his pay and that of
other workers, but when he complained he was told that if he did not like it he could
go back to China. .
He did not want to give his name as he is afraid of reprisals. /
"Chinese workers here do the same work as Japanese workers," he said. "Th job description, the
working hours are the same. But the salary and treatment are so different. I cannot understand this."
Hiroshi Nakajima, the union official helping him with his case, said a foreign worker came to ask
for help almost every week.
"Basically they have many complaints. about their labour conditions. For example, non-
payment and sometimes threat of dismissal, and not only these things but sometimes sexual
harassment and sometimes the company keeps their passport or alien card and insurance card
too,",he sai .. :. .. .
Japan International Training Co-operation Organisation.(Jitco), which runs the scheme for the
government, said it was aware of media reports about trainees' troubles.
But said its own research showed foreign workers were satisfied with the way they were treated.
In a statement, Jitco told the BBC that individual cases should not be used to generalise about the
whole scheme.
And yet the Japanese government's own panel of experts has decided there is a need for stiffer
penalties for companies that mistreat workers.
These will not be introduced for at least two years, though. It is an acknowledgement that
the system is not working, but it seems there is no rush to fix it.


Tenders are invited to bid for Motor Vehicles:

PGG 9620 Toyota Prado Landcruiser
PEE 6781 Sentra Motor Car
PEE 6086 -Feroza Jeep

These vehicles are being sold "AS IS WHERE IS". Inspection
can be made by appointment with the General Manager on
telephone number 225-8717.

Sealed bids addressed to the General Manager should be
deposited in the Tender Box provided at the Guyana Rice
Development Board (GRDB), Head Office, 116-0117 Cowan
Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

Closing date for the receipt of tenders is October 19, 2007 at
15:30 hrs (3:30 p.m.)

(GRDB) reserves the right to reject the highest of any bid
without assigning reason therefore.






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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Transport Infrastructure Rehabilitation 6 Programme
LO-1803/SF-GY : ,

1. The Government of Guyana has received financing frim theli;er-Amcric. Ik.Jhn.ntii
Bank toward the cost of the Transport Infrastructure Rehabiliatiot.iPiogramri. JnhJ lldcli I.,
apply counterpart funds to payments under nine (9) contracts for ,Ro.itine Road '%" Iinicrn1 ,75

2. ;ihe Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from cli ilck hldlk l, I sI
Three Years Ruttine Maintenance of the following sections of the public Road N el. 1, Il..
Soesdyke to Linden Highway
2. Essequibo Coast Public Road
: 3. East Bank Demerara Public Road Lti 1 --- (Riinive/ir Police Station. r l/ic!

4. East Bank Demerara Public Road Lot 2 -,i Relic/ 'i/la-ge to Depift:iov
Loiunge CA. '
5. East Coast Demerara Public Road Lot I (Camp Sweet to Paradise Village)
6. East Coast Demerara Public Road Lot 2 (Paradise 17//age to Malhaica

7. West Coast Demerara Public Road lot 1 -- (Iicd-in-lloop Stelling to
-.'.. t, \it V/llage)
8. West Coast Demerara Public Road Lot 2 (Stewartivilic Village to i'arika
9. West Bank Demerara --- (reed-en-Hoop Ju.cthion to Paentia Vifllage)

3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the ProcurementAct 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section
III (Eligible Countries) ofthis document.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Coordinator ol the Works
Services Group (WSG). e-mail address wsg6!iiewirelessyv.com and inspect the bidding
documents at Address No. I given below between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

5. B idd ers' Q 1 i I',1" i 1 I,. ]I.i ';i.i- 11, I Ir,.. li. ,i,
a) Average an ual Construction Turno\Ver: GS 16m1
hi Si milaritv of Previous Conltracts:
i. Contract vai/e ofat least (si/16M.
ii. Coomplexilt-Fillin"g Potholes. Filling Cracks. Traffic .Siis
iii. Method Techilnolioge-Mechl ical Excaylatmo:
Asphalt Pavers. Asphalt Di.vtrihiti; lWeeding Machiine

6. A complete set ot Bidding Documents in the English Language may be purchased and collected
by bidders from 1" October 2007. upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of Five Thousand
Guyana Dollars (GS5.000) to the Central Accounting Unit of the aforementioned Ministry The
method of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents will be in hard copy booklet format
and can be uplifted atAddress No. I upon evidence of receipt ofpayment.

7. Bids musl be delivered to Address No. 2 below at or beforeTuesday, 23"' o'Octoher 2007 at 0900
hrs. Electronic bidding ''sh.. ft" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in Ihe presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person on the
Tuesday. 23" of October 2007 at 0000 h. in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, at Address No. 2 given below.

8. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of One Million Guvana Dollars
((aS1.00t 000. ) and valid compliance certificates from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and
the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

9. A pre-Bid Meeting will be held on the 9" of
Services Group (WSG) at 0900h.
10. The addresses referred to above are as forlow\s:

Address No. I
The Co-ordinator
Ministry orPublic Works :and Communications,
Fort Street
GieorietCox n.
Telephone: 592-226(-0650 ExL. I 0S

October 2007. in the Boardroom of (he W\orks

Address No. 2
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry orFinance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Kingston. (eorgelown

r'age X IV

Renovation of Head Office Building and Construction of Records
Storage Room

1. The Ministry Of Tourism, Industry & Commerce invites sealed
bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Renovation of
Head Office Building located at 229 South Road Lacytown,
and Construction of Records Storage Room at the National
Exhibition Centre. Sophia. The delivery / construction period is
twelve (12) weeks.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003
and is open to all bidders in Guyana, subject to provisions of
Section 111 eligiblee Countries) of this document.

3. .Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Mr.
R. Ganesh, Ministry of'Tourism, Industry & Commerce; 229 South
Road Lacytown, Georgetown: and inspect the Bidding Documents
at the address given below from 9h to 16h Mondays to Fridays
and 9h to 15h on Fridays.

4. Qualifications requirements include:

(1) Documented evidence of currently being in building

construction and renovation works for three or more


(2) A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioner

General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) (3) A

valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager,

National Insurance Scheme (NIS) (4) Technical


5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by
interested bidders upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of
$4,000.00 (G$). The method of payment will be by cash.

6. All bids shall be accompanied by Bid Security of G$140,000.00.

7 Bids must be enclosed ina sealed envelope bearing no identity of
the Tenderer on the outside. The envelope should be clearly
marked at the upper left-hand corner: Tender for The
Renovation of Head Office Building and The Construction
of Records Storage Room.

Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetov n. Guyana

and deposited in the Tender Box at the address below not later than
09:00h on Tuesday October 23, 2007. Electronic Bidding will not ihe
i :i.' 'i,'n Late Bids wiilhe reecied.

Bids wvi!l be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday October 23. 2007 in the
Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration
.and in ihe presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose
10 2htend the opening in p*r>n.
Te Tistry oi' Tourism. I.iJu'.str &c C'omnerce Reserves the right to reject
an1t or all bids without assining reasons.

\Willet Hamilton
Pennanent Secretary
Ministry of Tourism. Industry & Commerce.

Sunday Chronicle October 7. 2007


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The smooth creamy to sun tan exterior and the bright Ye qiM L
orange interior, its exotic vase like shape and nutty
flavored taste that creates mouth watering nutritive -
meals makes the Butternut squash top priority on
Guyanese vegetable lovers list. No longer do they have to await importation from
other countries but just a visit to the local market place or the down town trendy
supermarkets these nutritive powerhouses can now be purchased since they are now
grown in Regions: 1, 4, 3, 5 and 10.
According to Dr. O. Homenauth, Director, National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI),
the Institute is working along with the Guyana Trade and Investment Support Project (GTIS)
and farmers in the various regions of Guyana using demonstration plots to produce large acre-
ages of Butternut Squash aimed at both local markets but special emphasis will be placed on
external markets which are readily available.
I GTIS in collaboration with NARI will be providing seeds for the targeted vegetable; will
buy the harvested produce at fixed prices and handle the export to the external markets. Farm-
Sers are expected to produce some one hundred thousand pounds of butter nut squash per week
Ito satisfy the demands of buyers already identified by GTIS."
SButternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is a popu-
lar Winter squash. The labels "summer squash" and "winter squash" have very little bearing on
their availability and usage today. Both classifications of squash are generally available in mar-
kets year round. A "summer squash" is a squash with a thin skin that will perish Within a few
Says to a week, such as zucchini. Butternut squash is classified
I ., "nI ter 'quash" because it has a very thick skin and
Sihu. i Ilon, shell i e Although the squash is native to Mexico
-I -- and the surioundine areas. the most popular butternut
Iqu.,,h is tie \\jhlthamn Butternut which was originally
.'r,\,.n inI Nl.,j-ji hus enti
In G(u ana. the recommended areas suitable for
the culhrialion of Bullernut squash are those with
Soil characteristics that are loose with rich organic
composition. Grow n on a vine spaced at 5 ft apart
Iuilh approiimaielh seventeen hundred (1700)
plants per acre. Butternut squash can be har-
'ested 10 12 weeks after sowing. When
I a butternut squash is ready for
picking, it will be be-
tween 8 and 12 inches
long (20.3 30.5 cm) and
weight between 2 and 3
pounds (0.97 1.36 kg).
When the fruit is fully
mature, it has a nutty,
sweet taste.
At present, Avalon
I (premium Fl) is being
promoted as the variety
\ to be cultivated and seeds
can be obtained from most
commercial plants shops
in Guyana Dr.
Homenauth said.
i Similar to the cultiva-
tion of vine crops such as pumpkin or watermelon. Dr Homenauth also noted that farmers
should be vigilant to guard against pests that attack vine crops generally but reported to date
no major problem has been observed throughout the various regions in which they are grown
in Guyana.
"We have not observed any major problem affecting Butternut squash cultivation but farm-
ers should be on the look out for pest that attack vine crops. Should any farmer encounter any
problems. we are encouraging them to contact us at the National Agricultural Research Insti-
Stute on telephone numbers: 220 2249. 220 2812. This would better enable NARI to promptly
investigate the problem.'
As it relates to post harvest management of the crop. due to its hard exterior, preliminary
studies conducted by NARI revealed that butternut squash stored under room temperature
Shad a shelf life of three month but efforts should be made to reduce bruising of the skin since
this will impact on the marketability of the squash.
1The hard exterior of the butternut squash can be utilized as a serving tool. Many chefs cut
the gourd in half. add ingredients to the interior flesh, bake it. and serve the dish in the shell.
SThe flesh of a butternut squash can be applied to many different types of recipes. Squash
pulp is used in varied dishes such as custards. soups. casseroles, pies. pancakes. souffles.
breads, and muffins.
In addition to being a sweet, delicious treat, butternut squash is also a source of
many important vitamins and minerals. The flesh of the squash contains potassium,
Imanganese. magnesium, and vitamin C. Butternut squash is also a good source of di-
I etary fiber.
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Sunday Chronicle October t, 2007,

Picture Colouring

and Story


This week we present the winning entry in the Picture Colouring
and Interpretation competition 'which was run in this column in I
observance of World Environment Day, 2007. The winner is
Fabrice Williams who lives in Da Silva Street Kitty and attends
the Marian Academy and is currently in the Eight Grade (Form 2).
To enter the Competition, children between the ages of 9-13yrs were invited to colour and inter-
pret a picture which showed a scene of a boy being affected by Climate Change. In interpreting the
S picture, children were asked to write a story of about 300
As winner of the competition, Fabrice's prize includes a
gift certificate for purchasing books at Austin's Bookstore,
the publishing of his story and being featured in the soon to
be published EPA's new Environmental Club poster. Wher-
ever you see this poster, look for Fabrice a boy who dared
to enter the competition and who won!!

Fabrice's Essay ..,

Randy's life has been deeply affected by Climate Change.
Due to this, there has been increased flooding and he has been
unable to experience the natural environment as before.. To-
tally surrounded by water, he could no longer participate in
his favourite outdoor activity, football. For recreation, he now
has to resort to fishing which he does from the stairs of his
house. Such an activity is very dangerous for his health be-
S cause of the sewage system in his yard.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge fac-
ing the world today. It is as a result of Global Warming. In-
creasing temperatures will lead to changes in many aspects
of weather, such as wind patterns and the amount and type
of precipitation
WINNER FABRICE WILLIAMS As temperatures rise, the sea will absorb the heat from
S. the atmosphere causing itto expand and resulting in sea-le el
rise. This was the plight of ten yar old Randy. ;

Picture used in the Competition (Courtesy of Ms Meriene Ellis)
As a result of floods due sea level rise, the vegetation in Randy's yard has been totally destroyed.
He could no longer provide fresh grass'for his pet goat. Billy. Billy is now restricted and lives on the
patio however, he enjoys watching him(Randy) fishing.
Randy's only means of transportation is a canoe, which his father ...--- .
purchases. collect the mail and newsoanr r--.- ...-. c ailv to go to work, make
sible for Randr "- -..., ,i mLne letter box and visit relatives. It is no longer pos-
-., ,,, cnloy climbing the mango tree or to discover insects and birds with his pet cat.
\swirls who sought refuge in the tree because of the sea level rise.
Randy's entire life has been affected. He has been deprived of many basic things that a ten
:year old boy should be enjoying because of Climate Change.

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ARIES -- You need to take things more slowly in vour relationships. Any
impatience you show will only create more stress today, so try to let things
unfold at their own pace. Do not try to rush ahead of people who are lagging
behind -- you need to slow down and stay with them. There maybe too many
details for them to take care of right away, so you should just wait while they
catch up. Run some errands and keep yourself busy until they call you up to
ask what the next step should be.

TAURUS -- Sharing all your intimate details with close friends isl a good way
to get closer, but it's also a good way to get your secrets known to the world.
Without realizing it, someone may come awfully close to spilling one of your
biggest secrets today. Find the potential leak (you know who ihe is), and
remind them to keep your confidence. An innocent comment could escalate
into a touchy conversation with a family member. Take time apart to regroup
and calm down.

GEMINI -- Making a compromise might not seem like much fun right now,
but you may have to let go of a few things that you thought were 'must haves'
in order to keep the peace -- or gain greater harmony between you and your
peers. Letting go of something you really want can bean empowering experi-
ence, but you are not letting your desires overpower your common sense.
Letting your goals mesh with the goals of other people will enrich your jour-
ney toward attaining them.
CANCER -- If you have an urge to go off on your own today, try to fight it.
Your presence is strongly desired by a group of people who.areilooking for a
solution. Problem-solving might not always be your strength,; but you can
help the group find an answer just by putting in your two cents So go ahead
and spend some time connecting with some people you normally wouldn't
spend time with. Together you can create something wondeiruli

LEO -- From this morning through tonight, you will be strudk by an insa-
tiable need for 'more more more' of whatever you have right how. Your ex-
travagant impulses are clearly in control right now, and while, they might get
you in some financially uncomfortable situations, they constitute an expres-
sion of how happy you are in your life. Satisfaction isn't enughi, though.
You crave the energy that comes with indulging in the things that make you
happy, and you won't feel a tinge of guilt.
VIRGO -- From time to time, the awful truth arises: not.everyone has your
best interests at heart. Believe the rumors or whispers you're heotring, but don't
alter who you are or what you're about. Jealousy is driving thip malevolence.
Relationship issues come to the front today when it feels like someone may
be holding you back -- as long as you're happy with who you are and where
you're going, you're okay. But if you wish things were different, you must
talk to them about it today.

LIBRA There is nothing like a strong sense of accomplishment to build
your confidence -- so today, make it your number one task to finish as many
things as you can. Even if you haven't been .feeling down. in the dumps about
your situation, a little boost to your ego-couldn't hurt, right? Plus it will pol-
ish your reputation and get you noticed. Finish your ta\ return, finish off that
last crafty project you've been working'.on, or do a load'or two of laundry.
Just get ,stuff done.

SCORPIO Know when to step back today -- when the drama around you
gets too intense, step away and go find a place to be by yourself, or with the
people you can totally be yourself around. Negative energy may threaten to
cast a shadow over your sunny mood today, so do what it takes to, avoid it.
If you're asked to choose sides, don't. And if you're asked your qpnmion, try
to be as diplomatic as you can. There are fragile egos at stake. apd you're
feeling generous. ..

SAGITTARIUS -- Talking to a family member may stir up sbe tiuchy emo-
tions right now, but it's always:better to get things out in the open than to 4
keep them deep inside, isn't it? Do a quick inventors of what you have worked i
on lately in your personal life ... what do you want to rid yourself of? Today i
it may be time for a clean sweep. If you keep yourself busy with cleaning, .
laundry or other chores around the house, you'll get a lot done and, you'll feel
a lot better.

CAPRICORN -- You can get a lot done with just your enthusiasm; today, so
do not fret if you don't have every little- detail ironed out right now. Bluffing
isn't only something you can do in card games -- talk your way through any
tricky spots today and use your bright smile to blind any skeptics tempo-
rarily. Flattery is another secret weapon to buy the time you need. If you can
keep someone talking about themselves, it won't occur t .them t4 ask any-
thing about you.

AQUARIUS -- Try to spend some time surrounded by nature or th elements
today. Bundle up and take a long walk outside, visit a botanical conserva-
tory, or even just pick up a bouquet of flowers at your local flower shop.
Getting in touch with the earthy elements of life will keep you more grounded
and balanced. The simple beauty of nauire has a way of putting everything
in a healthy perspective. It shows i "' t he to
cated itn h .... .,,ow mnings oon't have to be compli-
cated to I-- I`~mm
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PISCES -- There won't be one single overriding goal that you have to ac-
complish today. Instead, you will be dealing with many different smaller
projects. none of which are on a dramatic deadline. So don't focus on comple-
tion or meeting a particular target. Instead. make like a circus clown, juggling
as many tasks as you can with a sense of humor. This work lull is also a go.d
opportunity to get back to basics with your friends.

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Black as the tropical night, the cat patted gently at
shadows dancing from the oil lamp's flickering orange
flame. Made from a small jar with a wick of tightly
twisted paper, the lamp sat on a table beside the bed
where eight-year-old Rona Mahilum was sleeping.
Nearby, five of her brothers and sisters nestled on
woven mats, making the two-room, wood-and-thatch
hut a peaceful cocoon of sleeping children.
They were alone in a vast night on the edge of civi-
lization, high up a mountain on the Philippine island of
Negros Occidental, 300 miles south of Milan. The
children's parents, Rolando and Nenita, along with two
other children, had set off along the jagged paths ear-
lier that day last May to sell bread and coffee at a fi-
esta in Alimatok, a village over an hour away on foot.
In the isolation of Mahilum, the soft glow of
lamplight had brought comfort to Rona and the other
children as they drifted off to sleep. But now, into the
night, blazing oil suddenly spilled onto Rona's bed and
splattered the floor.
Rona jumped up. She knew instantly that the
meddlesome cat had knocked over the lamp. Hear-
ing sizzling, she realized that her shoulder-length hair
was on fire. The blaze leapt to her night clothes.
Rona hit the flames searing her head and shoulders.
Safety was but a step to the door. Then, in the terri-
fying light, she saw her brothers and sisters stirring.
With flames in her hair, her nostrils filled with smoke,
Rona grabbed the first child she could, five-year-old
Cheryl. She rushed down the ladder steps into the
yard, where she laid the child under the big banana
tree. Then she ran back through the smoke, squinting
and holding her breath, and lifted both Ruben, four,
and Rhocelle, one, to safety.
The initial flash of flame had died down, and the
fire had begun its slow, serious business of spreading
through the house. Rona entered again, then carried
Roberto, seven, outside. Dazed and coughing, he
watched as his sister, her hair and clothes still smol-
dering with smoke and small flames, ran back into the
house for nine-year-old Roda. Unable to lift her, Rona
frantically pushed her older sister to the window and
rolled her out.
With all the children rescued, Rona grabbed the
family's plastic pail, ran to the nearby stream and re-
turned to the house to douse the flames again and
again. Finally, her small body was overcome, and she
collapsed facedown in the charred, smoking rubble....
(Taken from "And a Child Shall Lead Them" by
Henry Hurt)

About the Excerpt
What a wonderful piece of writing! There was an
incident to be rehearsed and it was done, plain and
simple. The writer knew what was to be written and
Sdid it forthwith.
This chosen piece also(like the others.before it) is
of a manageable style that you can try out arid soon
be good at Note that even with the absence of dia-
logue, narration and description come through with
great effect. Look at the gripping action. Look at the
plot development. L"u 1 ""' void of all unnec-
essary words and intrusions. This is excellent writing!
Now, try to respond to the following stimulating
questions to get deeper into Henry Hurt's writing.
1. In the absence of parents or guardians, how did
eight-year-old Rona react to the sudden happening?
,How methodical were her actions? Which of her

The Excerpt

thoughts and determination were captured? Write
down words and phrases that the writer has used to
influence your findings.
2. What is implied by the following words?
..a) "black as the tropical night;"
a) "the cat patted gently at shadows;"
b) "alone in a vast night on the edge of civilization;"
c) "Safety was but a step to the door."
3; At what point in the tale were you told that Rona
was soon to be overcome by her heroic zeal?
4. How do you think this story ends? Tell it to a
study partner.

Something to try:
Make up a story about a young girl in a similar fire-
threatened situation and who is greatly influenced both
by parental guidance and other worthy influences.
Let's see how you would make her react in the face
of danger. Do try to write. Discuss your effort with
your teacher or/and study partners.
Personal Check: What have you mastered well
in your writing so far? Do check and come up with a
fair answer. Look at the answer and resolve to add
more skills to improve reader interest and a better

Bringing the Story to Life
Reminder: There are many ways to bring a story
to life.
One way to make your writing more interesting is
to pay attention to subject/predicate order. Just what
is that? Well, most often, the subject comes before
the predicate. But to make a sentence more interest-
ing, you may reorganise the predicate and put it first,
and please do not overuse this strategy.

Let us see how the sentence looks with the sub-
ject at its beginning.

The bite / was as vicious as the accusation. (Sub-
ject = bite; verb = was)
The speaker / gesticulated at her audience.

Let us see how it looks when the predicate is put

As vicious as the accusation, was / the bite.
At her audience gesticulated / the speaker.

Be careful, anyhow, that you do not create frag-
ments when you try to reorganise your sentences to
create interest in what you have to say. (A sentence
fragment is an incomplete thought)

The following children's story has one or two sen-
tences written with their predicate first. Read and en-
joy this well-written story.
Black cat named Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh has a normal cat's fear of dogs.
Last Tuesday afternoon while crossing the front lawn,
Winnie spottre a 1neighbourhouod stray moving in
quickly from the right Winnie was away like lightning.
A ross the street she dashed and up a steep hill into
I -- --_ rp_ v she would be safe
a garden of saguaro cactu.. she would be safe
here, hidden among these sturdy desert plants.
But Winnie was wrong. The dog overtook her.
With a tremendous leap Winnie scrambled up the
thick, woody stem of a giant saguaro. Up, up she

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Far better it is to dare mighty
things, to win glorious
even though checkered by
failure, than to take rank
with those
poor spirits who neither
enjoy much nor suffer much,
they live in the gray twilight
that knows not victory nor

climbed, scrabbling frantically until she gained then top.
Some neighbours spied the black-and-white cat sit-
ting fifteen feet up on the very top of the huge cactus.
"Call the Humane Society!" cried one.
"No, send for the police!" shouted another.
"Get the Fire Department!" exclaimed a third.
But no one could help the little cat. Safe enough
but alone, she looked for all the world like a statue
atop a tall green column.
The news of the cat's plight spread through the
neighbourhood. It came at last to the home of a little
girl named Pixie.
"That's my cat," said Pixie. "I just know it must be

So off they went, Pixie and her mother, to claim
the cat. But they could not get Winnie down. Dark-
ness came, and Pixie and her mother had to go home,
leaving Winnie to her solitude.
Pixie began to cry. Her father came home and was
greeted with the story of Winnie's predicament.
"Can't you do something?" begged Pixie's mother.
"Please, Daddy," sobbed Pixie.
"Sure," said Pixie's father. "Just get me a can
You guessed it. Pixie's father opened a can of tuna
fish and placed it in their backyard with the saguaro
downwind. As if by magic, the cat came home.....

The next morning, Winnie the Pooh lay sleeping in
the kitchen with a look of contentment that can be seen
only on the face of a cat that has swallowed a full can
of tuna fish.

SCloser Look at the Story
1 Ho, is this story organized?
2. Is the writer's language suited to his audience and
to his topic? Give some examples. Who is the story
intended for anyway?
3. How does the writer help you picture the giant
4. How would you change the story if you were
--fr;no it?
W11L0.b l".'..~ with the subject/
5. Write out the few sewith the sube..ct
predicate order reorganised. How effective are tney,
do you think?

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Miss Guyana Renaissance Pageant contestants

The Miss Guyana Renaissance Pageant is slated Ior October 20 at the National Cultural Center. The pageant is designed
for mature women. Today. we feature some of the contestants.

SIMONE Beckles, 35, is
Assistant Commission of the
VAT and Excise Tax
Department. Her interests
include meeting people, and
her positive attributes include
her "down to earth" attitude.
She has a son.

Diann Williams, 29, is in the
final year of the primary
programme at the Cyril Potter
College of Education. She has
a four-year-old son. She is a
member of the Crystalite Dance
Company, and her range
includes Latin, Samba and

Necola Meyers, 31, a recep-
tionist with the CARICOM
Headquarters, unlike what we
said last week, is not married,
We hope we didn't jeapordize
any chances! Necola has tow

Barbara Marshall. 42. works
with the Gulana Micro
Projects. She hl tio children.
aged 18 and 16. She is not
married, and is an avid dancer.

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daughters. Shes employed
with the Guyana Power and
Light Company as Revenis
Management Supervisor. Hei
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Beyonce to be

"bootyl vicious"

in Indonesia

.JAKARTA (Reuters) R&B singer Beyonce Knowles will not be required to follow a strict
dress code when performing next month in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country,
the organizers of her concert said on Friday.
Beyonce, known for her skimpy stage outfits, cancelled her debut concert in Malaysia in protest
against the nation's ultra-strict dress code, an industry source said this week.
She has chosen instead to perform in the Indonesian capital. Jakarta. on November 1.
"I expect Indonesians to ;se this in a positive light. She is a great singer and her stage act is enter-
taminig. Why should we .i\ no to the way she dresses?" said Nia Zulkarnacn. a spokeswoman for the
concert promoter.
She said there had becp no request from the authorities or from any Muslim group requiring Bevoncc
to cover up.
"Praise be to God. there has been no such demand. They realize it's positive entertainment for the
youth." she said.
Tickets for the show cost between 2.5 million rupiah (S274) and 750.000 rupiah.
Some Indonesian singers wear skimpy clothes in their videos and on stage. More than 85
percent of Indonesia's 226 million population are Muslim and most are moderate.

AN Indian court has formally
charged famous bhangra-pop
singer Daler Mehndi and his
brother in a human traffick-
ing case registered against
them in 2003.
'Daler and his brother
Shamsher have been charged
with forgery, conspiracy and
cheating. The singer was
present when the charges were
,The framing of charges
came despite the police seeking
his discharge in the case saying
that no evidence had been found
against the singer who shot into
fame with his number "Bolo
tara ra ra" in the mid 1990s.
The police had earlier
also tried to seek his dis-
charge but the court did not
allow this on a petition by the
SThe singer was arrested by
thp Punjab police in October

2003 after Shamsher and two
others were named in an immi-
gration fraud case called
"kabootarbaazi" in Punjab.


Complainants Bakshish
Singh and others had told police
that they had been duped by the
Mehndi brothers and others
who had promised to help take

them abroad.
Bakshish Singh alleged
that he and others had paid
over Rs.2 million each to the
Mehndi brothers for help in
immigration to some western
country. He claimed that they
had promised to make him
and others members of his
music and dance troupe to
take them abroad and help
- them settle there.
Bakshish Singh said that
neither were they taken abroad
nor did the brothers return their
The singer has been claim-
ing that he was not at all in-
volved in the immigration
racket. He pleaded "not guilty"
on Wednesday also.
Mehndi was arrested and
virtually stripped inside a po-
lice station in October 2003
for a search before being in-

Designer Anand Jon faces

new rape charges
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) California officials unsealed new rape charges against celeb-
rity fashion designer Anand Jon on Thursday, bringing the number of women he is ac-
cused of raping or sexually assaulting to 20.
Jon has dressed celebrities like Paris Hilton and Janet Jack-
son and had planned to launch of new line of jeans.
Jon. 33. who once appeared on television show "America's
Next Top Model." is accused of luring women back to Los Ange-
les to work as models and then attacking them. He has been
charged with 59 counts of raping or sexually assaulting women
between the ages of 14 and 27.
In June. the celebrity designer faced 46 counts involving 18
women. The new charges came after a September grand jury hear-
ing that involved 23 witnesses, the Los Angeles County District '
Attorney said in a statement.
Jon is being held in a Los Angeles jail. and the District
Attorney's office said it will ask for a bail amount of S5.1 million
at an arraignment scheduled for October 25.
Jon also is under investigation in Dallas and Houston. Texas. as well as New York and Massa-
California prosecutors claim the Indian-born designer is a serial rapist, and charges against him
include forcible rape. sexual battery. sexual penetration by a foreign object and sodomy by use of
force. among numerous others.
Prosecutors say the attacks occurred between November 2002 and March 2007.

MUMBAI Bollywood star Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam
is making her debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-
S- & Hawaited "Saawariya", and the proud father can't stop rav-
ing about her.
"I'm numbed when I look at her finesse on screen," said
Kapoor. who feels Sonam is lucky to have "Saawariya" as
her launch pad with a big banner and an acclaimed filmmaker
backing her.
But he is worried about people having too many expecta-
tions from his daughter.
"I virtually crawled up to where I am. Also, there were
no expectations riding on me whereas there's much expected
from Sonam. More than being he father's daughter. the ex-
pectations come from being Sanjay Bhansali's heroine.
"I never knew Sonam wanted to be an actress. Her
decision was a bolt from the blue. By the time I got to
know her ambitions, Sanjay was already working with
her," Anil told IANS in an interview. (Bollywoodworld)

Daler Mehndi, brother charged

with human trafficking

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