Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00267
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 10/14/2007
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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System ID: UF00088915:00267
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DRUNKEN PRIEST Priest Manuel Raul Ortega. who was not wearing clerical dress new drive to clamp down on widespread drunken driving af-
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PUNCHED COP JAILED at the traffic cop who pulled him over earlier this week.W
U' -The individual became very violent because they were going WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) A Mexican priest to tow away his car. He attacked a policeman and was taken away."
briefly ended up behind bars after punching a po- said transit department spokesman Hector Lozano on Thursday. 4
t linemen who caught him driving drunkenly Orte'a'< paper identified him as a priest He was- released a
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14. 2007

Agriculture Minister, Jamaican

officials address rice export

The Guyana-lamaica rice ex-
port trade issue in relation to
an earlier announcement by
.Iamaica's Minister of Indus-
try. Commerce and Investment
Karl Samiuda to import rice
from the Inited States, has
been addressed.
Discussions on the malter
wcre held during a meeting with
Minister of Agriculture Robert
Persaud. Minister Samuda and
Minister of State within the
Ministry of Industry. Com-
merce and Investment of Ja-
maica. Michael Stern.
During the meeting, which
took place on October 11 in Ja-
maica. Minister Persaud was as-
sured that the Jamaica Govern-
ment has no intention to import
extra regional rice at the expense

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Conmuniin t CARICOM) and
Minister Samnuda. after dis-
cussions. reported Ithat the Im-
formation presented b\ Minis-
ler Persaud \\.as contrar\ to
\\hal \\.as prex iousi' coMlnni-
cated to him. It \\as agreed that
greater efforts will be made to
improve connlmunication
through regular reports from
both sides to avoid misconnmu-
He confirmed that rice im-
ports from Guyana for this
year is in excess of the 2006
amount. The increase in de-
mand for Guyana's rice was due
to a number of factors, he fur-
ther informed Minister
Persaud. These include reduc-

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lion in imports of padd\ from
the l .S. to be milled in Jamnaica.
Gusana has already sup-
plied 25 percent more rice to Ja-
maica as compared to exports in
2005 and 20006
He was ad vised b\ Minis-
ter Persaud that there are rice
producers in Gu\ana interested
in joint ensuree arrangements
with Jamaican investors which
could help secure greater market

farmers and
porate entiti
that will e

share tor Gu\ana's rice. Addi-
tionall\. this \ ill further pro-
mote value-added acti cities in
Minister Persaud high-
lighied the importance of the
Jamaican market and Guyana's
aim of increasing its market
share, and updated the Jamai-
can authorities on production
potential for 2007 and be-

p among small new heights on the overseas
d established cor- market.
ies is the key link This was stressed by Asso-
nable the local ciate Professor of Business and
m sector to scale Hospitality Management at
Johnson State College, Vermont,
USA. Todd Comen. during a
seminar titled "Agro-Tourism
and Eco-Tourism -Creating the
Guyana Experience" attended
by various stakeholders in the
Agriculture and Tourism sectors
at the Tower Hotel on Main
S Street, in the city, yesterday.
The expert added that part-
nership is imperative to enhanc-
ing product image, quality and
service, and this will give the lo-
cal industry the competitive

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It w\as agreed that Minister
Sterm ill \ isit Gu\ana shortl\
to familiarize himself with the
rice industry in Gu\ ana.
Another meeting was
held with Jamaican rice im-
porters during which discus-
sions were held on chal-
lenges facing the (uyana-Ja-
maica rice trade and several
recommendations were
made. General Manager of

edge in the international arena.
Comen explained that a
consistent marketing message is
the key to penetrating target
markets and pointed out that
the regular changing of this will
only lead to confusion and dis-
tortion of product image.
He advised local stakehold-
ers that reasonable prices, envi-
ronmentally friendliness, sports,
the internet, waste, energy and
renewable management systems
are some of the other imperative
factors that should be consid-
ered by local authorities in their
plan to advance the sector.
The Associate Professor
underscored that a sound agro-

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the Guyana Rice Develop-
ment Board (;RDBI)
Jlagnarine Singh has been
tasked to follow-up the issues
discussed at the meeting.

tourism policy w ill yield signifi-
cant social and economic ben-
efits. Some of the economic
gains that could be made are job
creation, increase in foreign ex-
change and the development of
reputable tourist destination.
Multiple income stream,
family employment, community
involvement and human develop-
ment are among the socio-eco-
nomic benefits to be had, he said.
Comen also pointed out that
rural communities to develop the
sector must be given attention,
noting there are several advan-
tages in this venture, such as the
Members have alternative
income sources; rural peoples
have been the stewards of natu-
ral areas for millennia
-Valuing rural life patterns
will instill a positive sense of
self for rural people
-Linking small-scale farms to
tourism will strengthen rural
-Fostering rural revitaliza-
tion will result in quality of life
He further outlined that
farmers could play a direct role
in catapulting the industry by
simply following basic ap-
proaches such as:
Lodging on a farm -
Eating on a farm dining
Purchasing of farin prod-
Touring a farm
Serving locally grown food
in restauranIts
Selling larim products sold
in tourist shops
Some of the benefits of agro-
tourism are supplemental income
stream for farmers. employment
opportunities for rural people
and educating consumers about
food and rural issues.
The one day seminar was
sponsored by the United
States Embassy, in collabora-
tion with Partners of the

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SUNDAY CHRONCLE October 14, 2007

By Joe Chapman
What must have been
Linden's worst road tragedy
occurred Wednesday when
ten persons' lives were
snuffed out as a speeding
minibus slammed into a
parked lumber truck.
Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds was in Linden on Thurs-
day and met with families and
relatives of the deceased, along
with Minister Robeson Benn
and Regional Chairman who
visited Ihe scene of the accident.
Chairman Mingo said that
the end of the Linden/Soesdyke
Highway. which now ends at
Kara Kara in Mackenzie. Lin-
den. should be pushed to
Millie's Hideout final turn
where vehicular traffic heads to-
wards the bauxite mining town.
In so doing. tlie top officials
feel Ihat it would end the speed-
ing of all traffic going into the
town lfroiii the allowable 100
kilonietres for the highway, and
reduce this to hlle town limiit of
30 miles per hour.
As this moves is being conl-
leniplated wilh tie relevlant ;iu-
Ihorilies. a medical dloclor has
lashtted out til what occurred
when patients wcre rushed to
the Mackenziec hospital on
Wednesday night. seeking miluch
needed medical assistance. In
Ilict there \\ere at least louir pir-
sons \\ ho were transferred to

a mniinibtis.
The doctor said lhe accident
highlighted miany. shortcomings
and with the new Linden lIos-
pital ('Coplex currently under
conslltructlion lareled for
comtipletion in March next year.
persons should look forward to
improved services.
Th'le doctor, speaking
anion1iinmously, said "'Basically 1
Ihiink in ternls of what we have.
we responded fairly well.

He said with a new hospi-
tal coming on stream the facili-
ties would definitely mean a lot
to the community with new fa-
cilities. He expressed his con-
cerns as in the outpatient de-
partment at present at the
Mackenzie hospital "with six
beds only. there we had fifteen
people coming in for medical
help. In a new hospital when-
ever something happens we
would have space for them." He
said other deficiencies included
a shortage of medical and nurs-
ing staff.
He pointed to the situation
where there were people bleed-
ing and there was only one unit
of blood available.
He blasted the crowd inva-
sion at tlhe institution which
he termed "a big negative
"where according to him, there
was an invasion of persons"
privacy with many pictures
and filming of the patients he-
ing taken and exposed for
public viewing.
However, he w as thankful
for the effort put in Iby the
general stalf of' the hospital
and others who worked fever-
ishly to render assistance,
under extremely difficult and
trying circumstances.

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Minister of Local Govern-
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Kellawan Lall. who presented
the keys to the vehicles, said
they are meant to satisfy the
needs of Region 5 Engineering
office and provide a critical ser-
vice to Region 10.
The $4.5M ambulance will
be stationed at the Linden Hos-
pital to assist in transporting
patients from Ituni to Linden. or
in critical cases, from Linden to
the Georgetown Public Hospi-
tal Corporation.
According to the Regional
Executive Oflicer tREO) of Re-
gion 10. Henry Rodney, there
was an urgent need for the anm-
bulance and the region appreci-
ates the Ministry's quick re-
spo'ns'e to its request.
Minister Lall encouraged the
REOs to use the vehicless well.
lie said t his is an onll going
prograii me and ;lrol I houg the
cear similar ceremonies of this
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for communities nationwide.
According to the Region 5
REO. the S4M truck will hen-
elit the region tremendously as
it will assist the Engineering De-
partment to execute its capital
works programme.
Also present at the
handover ceremony was Minis-
ter of Transport and Hydraulics
Robeson Benn.
The Ministry of Local
Government, in support of
the Ministry of Health's HIV/
AIDS sensitization campaign,
also handed over brochure-

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. .SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14. 2007

Rice pledges support

to Russian activists

MOSCOW (Reuters) U.S.
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice told Rus-
sian human rights activists
yesterday she wanted to help
them build institutions to
protect people from the 'arbi-
trary power of the state'.
"1 think that there is too
much concentration of power in
the Kremlin." she later told re-
Her remarks and the meet-
ing with eight human rights lead-
ers could irk the Kremlin. which
is sensitive to Western accusa-
tions it is rolling back democratic
freedoms and suspects foreign
governments of trying to influ-
ence next year's presidential
Rice told the rights activists
she wanted to hear about their
clffrts to protect freedoms in
"I am quite confident that
your goal is to build institu-
tions that are indigenous to
Russia that are Russian
institutions but that are
also respectful of what we all
know to be universal values,"
said Rice.
She said these were: "The
rights of individuals to liberty
and freedom, the right to wor-
ship as you please, and the right

to assembly, the right to not
have to deal with the arbitrary
power of the state."
"How is it going and what
can we do to help Russia to

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and mounted a huge security
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped
the United States would not rush to implement a plan to
site elements of a planned missile shield in eastern
Europe. (REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin)

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have these universal values?"
The United States and other
Western governments are con-
cerned about democracy, human
rights and civil society in Rus-
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brought under tight Kremlin
control with Putin's opponents
rarely given access to the air-
Opinion polls though show
most Russians back Putin's
tough style of rule.
Tatyana Lokshina, head of
the Demos civil rights group,
said she and her colleagues had
discussed with Rice rights
abuses in Chechnya, and fears
the Russian political system
discriminates against the oppo-
But Lokshina said the U.S.
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"'When the United States
criticizes, the Russian authori-
ties say: 'Look w hat is happen-
ing on your patch'." she said.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva. chair of
the Moscow Helsinki Group.
said she told Rice the West
should be more vocal. "An au-
thoritarian regime is intentionally
being built (in Russia)." she said.
"1 told Rice that human
rights activists would like West-
ern leaders visiting Russia ... to
raise human rights issues not
only in private conversations
but also publicly."
Rice and U.S. Defense
Secretary Robert Gates on
Friday met Putin and their
Russian counterparts for so-
called "2+2" talks that fo-
cused on a U.S. plan for a
missile defense shield in Eu-
rope, which Moscow opposes.
Rice said she had not raised
human rights in her talks with
Putin or in the "2+2" discus-
sions. saying these had concen-
trated on missile defense and
other strategic issues.
However. she told reporters
on Saturday she had discussed
human rights and Russia's po-
litical evolution with the Rus-
sian foreign minister; prime min-
ister and other senior officials at
*subsequent meetings.
Rice said there was too
much concentration of power in
the Kremlin and spoke of the
need for independent institu-
tions to counter-balance the
Russian presidency.
"There are questions
about the independence of
the judiciary. There are
clearly questions about the
independence of electronic
media and there are, I think,
questions about the strength
of the Duma (lower house of

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Taliban suicide

bomber kills 7

in Afghanistan

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber
killed one policeman and six civilians in southeastern Af-
ghanistan close to the border with Pakistan on Saturday,
a police commander said.
Border police commander General Abdul Razak said the
bomber rammed a motorcycle into a police vehicle near the ba-
zaar in the centre of the town of Spin Boldak. Thirty more
people were wounded in the attack.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
It came on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holi-
day, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at a busy
time for evening shoppers.
Taliban insurgents have carried out more than 100 sui-
cide bombings this year. killing more than 200 people in a
campaign aimed at convincing Afghans their government
and its Western allies are unable to provide security.

Vatican bars



gay row

(BBC News) The Vatican has
confirmed local newspaper
reports that a high-ranking
Catholic priest has been
The man, who works in the
department in charge of clergy
around the world, appeared on
Italian TV earlier this month
admitting that he was gay.
The prelate had been
suspended pending further
investigation, said Vatican
spokesman Father Frederico
He says he was interviewed
"fraudulently" with a hidden
camera and now denies his
earlier statement.
In a letter published in an
Italian online newspaper.
Petrus. he writes: "I said 1 was
homosexual in order to unmask
those who really are."
He has been publicly named
as Tommaso Stenico. and has
confirmed that he gave the
Father Lombardi said
that he had clearly acted in
a way that was incompatible
with his status inside the

world headquarters of the
Roman Catholic Church.
Monsignor Stenico
appeared on an investigative
programme about gay priests on
an Italian commercial TV
channel, La7.
He was filmed inside
his private office in the
Although his voice was
disguised, colleagues and friends
easily identified him as a
monsignor who frequently used
to appear as anchorman and
even celebrate Mass on a well
known local Catholic TV
Monsignor Stenico told his
interviewer that he did not
regard himself as being in a state
of sin because of his homosexual
activities but was forced to keep
them secret because of the
church's teaching on the subject.
The BBC's David Willey
in Rome says the Vatican
rarely comments on sexual
scandal involving priests and
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cuits, fishcakes and any other flour-based product can ex-
pect a major price increase in these items soon, as the
island's lone milling company raises flour costs by a whop-
ping 25 per cent from today.
Following three price hikes stretching back to October 2006,
Barbados Mills a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland
(ADM) of the United States yesterday announced that un-
precedented rises in wheat costs had forced the company to
further increase the price of flour; less than two months after it
went up by 12 per cent.
In a letter circulated to all bakeries on Wednesday, Barba-
dos Mills stated that "adverse conditions on the global wheat
market continue to make it difficult for us to maintain flour
prices at current levels".
It means that a 45kg bag of flour now costing about B$67
will cost bakeries like Purity, Zephirin's and Nicholls about
B$78, and Wibisco a little more.
Barbados Mills' sales manager Curtis Todd explained
that grain prices had climbed from US$6.15 per bushel
to US$8.01 between July and August a 30 per cent in-
"They (local bakeries) may not be able to absorb this. The
increase for bakeries is 20 per cent, and that for Wibisco, which
uses the more expensive 'soft wheat' is 25 per cent. The indus-
try is volatile and grain prices don't seem likely to fall in any
hurry," he said yesterday as Barbados Mills asked its clients to
understand the situation.
"We are aware that this increase follows closely on the
heels of recent increases which took effect in August but,
unfortunately, these are conditions that are dictated by glo-
bal market forces. We thank you for your patronage and
understanding," the company stated in its letter.
Figures for wheat imported by Barbados Mills showed a
sharp rise over the last four months, with the price per metric
ton being at $226 in July, $294 by the end of August and $364
at October 8.
Todd said factors pushing up grain prices included China's
large grain imports from the United States, as well as world-
wide ethanol production. "When those in the fuel market buy
up large amounts of corn, the grain becomes even more scarce,"
he said.
Local bakeries said Friday they were looking at the flour
price increases before making a decision, but Nicholls Bakery
described it as "ridiculous".
"This is the third hike for the year. What is the justi-
fication for these hikes? At the beginning of this year, a
45kg bag was priced at $63, it's now selling at $68 and will
rise by about $10 from Monday. That's an increase of $15,
a 24 per cent increase, for the year. I could understand eight
per cent. Flour is a commodity used by everyone," said
Hutson Clarke, financial controller of Nicholls.



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(Jamaica Gleaner) With the
conviction of revamping
public sector agencies. Prime
Minister Bruce Golding says
changes must be effected to
the Westminster system of
government adopted by
Jamaica years ago.
Addressing delegates at the
Commonwealth Secretariat
Carib-bean Consultative Forum
at the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in
Montego Bay. St. James, on
Thursday, the Prime Minister
noted that the weakness
inherited from Britain is the
permanence it has assured.

Minister is in love with
power, the leaders of the UNC
Alliance are addicted to

- Golding

withoutt that culture the
Westminster system becomes
dangerous." he said.
Clearing the way for
Cabinet Secretary Dr.
Carlton Davis to commence a
series of public sector reform
initiatives, which he said
have so far proven
challenging despite some
significant progress, Mr.
Golding said one challenge
was how to extend the process
service-wide. He said there
were four things to
determine the approach to
improve efficiency, including
clarity on the role of the
worker, a defined mandate
for each government agency
and an appropriate structure
to achieve these goals.
In the meantime, the Prime
Minister said, as a part of his
commitment to good
governance, an office is to be
established for the Leader of the
According to Mr. Golding.
it will not be a political office.
but will allow the Opposition
Leader to conduct meetings in a

neutral cutting to avoid
discomfort b\ persons iInited
to these Imeetings.
He reiterated that the
Go eminent is also looking al
rec ising the order of precedence
in Parliament through elevating
the rank of the Opposition
Leader to just below that of the
Prime Minister and in line with
the Deputy Prime Minister.
He said that, to strengthen
the role of the Opposition is
one \wa of strengthening the
role of Parliament. Mr. Golding
added- that all oversight
committees will have an
Opposition member as
chairperson, and that lie will be
reinstituting the Vale Royal talks
which he and former Prime
Minister P.J. Patterson had
initiated, allowing informal talks
among MPs.
While many of his
members are not supportive
of this move, which they
consider risky, they remain
enthusiastic about his
commitment to change the
culture of politics in the


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10 14,2007. 6.19 PM

According to Mr. Golding.
though the Westminster system
has its ad\antages. it can be
architecture for constitutional
He said the current system
was amorphous, noting that it
makes it too easy for non-
performing workers to remain in
the sector.
"Part of the difficulty ...
part of what we inherited was
a culture of honour and
integrity, but what we have
done. over time, is retain the
outline of.the system, and we
have jettisoned the culture, and

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CONGRESS OF the People
(COP) Political Leader Win-
ston Dookeran says there
would have been unity be-
tween the COP and the UNC
Alliance if Kamla Persad-
Bissessar were the leader of
the party.
He made the statement
while speaking to approximately
300 COP supporters during the
party's public meeting in San
Juan on Thursday night.
"The UNC is creating ulti-
matums and doing all sorts of
things, including the dirty
tricks." said Dookeran.
"If Kamla Persad-Bissessar
was the true leader of the UNC
Alliance, we would have al-
ready found the formula to have
a one-to-one fight against the
"But that will not be al-
lowed to happen by those in
control. While the Prime

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GOOD NEWS in both the agriculture and health sectors
of Guyana came last week as the government prepared
to host the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting
that gets underway tomorrow.
First, what had threatened to disrupt normally good
Jamaica-Guyana trade relations has been amicably re-
solved with that Community partner state's reaffirmation
of its commitment to continue purchasing rice from this
country and consistent with the letter and spirit of the
The so-called "rice tiff" been settled to mutual satis-
faction at a meeting in Kingston between Jamaica's Min-
ister of Industry, Commerce and Investment, Karl
Samuda, and Guyana's Agriculture Minister Robert
To demonstrate the goodwill that prevails and inter-
est in maintaining firm trading relations, a Jamaica del-
egation is due here this week, headed by Minister of State
in Samuda's ministry, Michael Stern, for an on-the-spot
assessment of Guyana's stated capacity to satisfy not
only Jamaica's but the requirements of other CARICOM
rice markets.
A recurring irritant for Guyana has been the haste with
which some CARICOM states have in the past turned to
the United States for rice shipments that are known to
be heavily subsidized, to the disadvantage to this coun-
It is now for Guyana to further provide all necessary
information to remove lingering doubts about its reliabil-
ity and competitiveness as a major producer and ex-
porter of rice-a widely consumed commodity across the
Caribbean region.
In the health sector, Friday's opening of the ultra-mod-
ern East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital at Diamond,
provided at a cost of $140 million, and yesterday's sched-
uled historic open-heart surgeries at the Georgetown
Public Hospital (GPH), would have further highlighted
how far this nation has travelled from a society once
suffocating from collapsed social services.
While looking forward to success in the heart surgery
operations, it is appropriate for appreciation to be ex-
pressed for all those involved in the establishment and
functioning of the Caribbean Heart Institute, located at
the GPH, and the team of local, regional and extra-re-
gional specialists for their commitment that made pos-
sible this moment in Guyana's medical history.
In the case of the Regional Hospital at Diamond, it
represents yet another example of how Cuba's assistance
continues to enable improvement and expansion of
medical services to the Guyanese people, this time with
a team of 30 Cuban doctors initially involved in the run-
ning of that institution.
SUGAR: However, in noting the good news in the
health and rice sectors, it is also relevant to express deep
disappointment over the continuing battle that has to be
waged with the European Union (EU) over its unilateral
termination of the Sugar Protocol with the
AfricanCaribbean and Pacific (ACP) bloc of sugar ex-
porters to Europe.
Tomorrow, while Commonwealth Finance Ministers
focus on their agenda, which includes funding
programmes to address the problems of climate change,
a crucial meeting of technocrats of the ACP and the Eu-
ropean Commission (EC) is scheduled to begin in Brus-
It will deal primarily with core issues for a "sustain-
able package for sugar" for the 18 "sugar protocol" coun-
tries-among them Guyana-as negotiations continue
for the six regional Economic Partnership Agreements
(EPAs) that are to be in place ahead of the expiring
Cotonou Convention between the ACP and EU.

Reasonable progress is being

able to save $10,000...

1 read a letter written by Sean Adams where he asked
what reasonable progress is, and would appreciate very much if
you allowed me my say.
Sir. I am not an "in-tuned politician". or a columnist. I an a
regular fellow trying to sunr\ ive in this country so please bear with
me when I try to define what reasonable progress is.
Reasonable progress is being able to save S 0.000 a month look-
ing to the future. Reasonable progress is being able to tell my preg-
nant wife she needs not work. that my S50.000 salary can get us
through comfortably. That it will do for the $30.000 rent. $6.000
light bill, $10,000 monthly Courts bill for my refrigerator, food and
transportation costs.
Reasonable progress is coming home and turning on the kitchen
tap and getting water, sir. And here we get to my main issue. We
live in the country "of many waters", and to this day can't get
proper water, never mind water pressure, which you don't need to
have settle, to cook with. I live in Chateau Margot, and for the last
3 weeks, can't figure when we are supposed to get water. Found
something like a pattern, 3 hours from 6am and 3 hours (mostly)
from maybe 4 pm, I'm not able to time it because I have to be
working. It varies tremendously. However, keeping those times,
do you know what that means for me on weekends? That means
that I have to get to bed early Friday and Saturday nights, no watch-
ing TV late or anything else late for that matter. Why? Because I
have to get up very early to catch the water to clean house, and
wash clothes before the water stops, because I'm never sure it will
come again in the afternoon. Are we progressing well so far, Mr.
Adams'? With my huge salary I'm sure you'll suggest that I make
a trestle and get water tanks and a pump, eh?
But you know what would be good progress? Good progress
would be for GWI to be polite, and the same way they notified the
public that un-metered residences have to pay their water bill at
the start of the year for "the provision of the service", the same
way they could maybe notify us that "We're sorry for the incon-
venience, but we have a problem somewhere, and this is the water
schedule for the area".
Better progress would be for them to say you know, we are
working on establishing some gravity tanks in all areas, so that when
there is a power failure (and with all the progress we are seeing,
blackouts, scheduled, still exist, eh Mr. Adams?), you will still be
able to get water. It doesn't get shut off for the rest of the day.
That we at GWI won't have to then spend all that money fixing
generators and pumps, because maybe, they are getting overworked.
But you know what would be the best progress. Mr.' Adams?
The best progress would be if someone in authority at GWI re-
sponds to this letter, instead of a non-entity like you. That way, 1
can hear first hand, with some clarity, what exactly is going on.
What I can expect whenever 1 turn on my tap. Maybe (hopefully)
the fact that I won't have to fetch (progress, sir, fetch!) water up-
stairs to wash with. That, I won't have to filter the creatures and

the gunk that \ou get in the water. And tbut this might he pushing
it) I would d be able to drink a glass of water straight from the tap.
And not propaganda \\ ith the intention to pull wool over our eyes.
No offense. Mr. Adams. but exactly how far again ha\ e we pro-
gressed? To this da\. \\e have to put up wI\ith monopolies squeez-
ing us dry for basic necessities, namely \\r. er. and electricity. Why?
Because we ha e no choice! Some progress. eh?
And that, Mr. Adams, is what I would consider the greatest
progress to be able to choose, sir.


Stabroek News

It is embarrassing to see that the Stabroek News will be stag-
ing a protest at the Guyana International Conference Centre,
Liliendaal, for the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meet-
ing on Monday. Failing to run its 'business' effectively caused
the Ads to be taken away from the Newspapers and now it is
seeking to take a petty matter to the CFMM when there are
important matters to be discussed.
So many claim that there is no press freedom in Guyana and
yet people are allowed to say and publish anything in the national
newspapers and on television. Anyone can say anything about any
topic without being chastised for it and yet some still cry foul.
The Stabroek News was given the reason for the withdrawal of
ads which had to do with a matter of circulation. However, to date
as far as I am aware the Stabroek News has done nothing to correct
the problems. In Fact the Editorial goes out of its way to show
Government in a negative light because it is just bitter over the ads
1 think that the paper should concentrate on righting the wrongs
and formalise a new strategy after which it should perhaps approach
Government again. One cannot expect that if problems are cited in
the withdrawal issue and they are not corrected that the ads would
be returned.
The CFMM is a forum which will discuss serious issues and
as such should not be used in such a cheap way. 1 believe that the
newspaper is indeed in trouble to want to do this but in not trying
to solve the problems it has only itself to blame.
On another note, I have noticed that the Stabroek News
has been publishing every day since the withdrawal in Novem-
ber. This therefore means that the paper is getting enough
ads to keep it going. So with Government ads it would mean
that a lot would probably not get published because with the
current amount being adequate more would overwhelm it.


We all know our current president loves to move around the
country visiting here and there, meeting with the people of
the nation and listening to them. However, I think he is over-
using his initiatives of wanting to be everywhere every time
calls are echoed for his presence.
It is rather puzzling as to why the president does not allow
other officers within his government (like the Prime Minister or
other Ministers) to grace various events that he himself attends.
Take for instance, last Saturday; President Jagdeo was present at
an Eid Service at the Peter's Hall Mosque. Do we need the presi-
dent of the nation to be at such a gathering'? Isn't that a little too
much-the president at an Eid Service'? The stress of my point there.
mind you. was not on the Moslem holiday Service, but at religious
events in general. It could've been a Christian or even Hindu ser-
vice and I would've said the same. So don't get me wrong.
The kind of presidential protocol on visits and presence at cer-
tain events leaves many questions unanswered. A few days ago the
president sat by himself in front of the media pool for a press con-
ference. Many questioned presidential protocol and the manner of
execution of such a press briefing.
Maybe I am being too extreme here, but you wouldn't find
George Bush making some of the appearances and doing some of
the things President Jagdeo normally does in relation to presiden-
tial protocol. I guess this president is very reachable. Just burn a
few tires and demand his presence and he would definitely be there.

I was very surprised one day to hear the instrumental music
usually played before every presidential address to the nation or a
speech by His Excellency (with video clips of Mount Roraima and
showing the presidential headdress) on television. However, when
1 looked, it wasn't the beginning of a presidential address but the
opening theme for 'The Variety Show' usually hosted by a mod-
erator from Georgetown here on NCN on Sundays. I could vouch
that this music was never played outside the parameters of an up-
coming presidential address to the nation, and here a common TV

programme had the same opening theme music. Something is wrong
here. I hope the Office of the President can look into this matter.
We have to make sure presidential markers, whether music, or graph-
ics, is never used outside of their intended purposes. I also think
it's rather poor for the producers of such programme to use this
music, knowing full well that it is used only to introduce the presi-
dential address to the nation.
On the other hand, if the mentioned music is not for use only
by the Office of the President. then that I believe, is of very poor
I think the president means well for Guyana and we should not
get him wrong.
Let the constitution be amended and give President Jagdeo
another couple terms in office. He deserves it very much!


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Nominations for

T&T big three-

party poll fight

The most significant contest in 26 years

TOMORROW is Nomination
Day for Trinidad and
Tobago's November 5 general
election that is proving to be
the country's most significant
three-party contest in 26
years for a new 41-
member House of Represen-
Not since the challenge
posed in 1981 by the now de-
funct Organisation for National
Reconstruction (ONR) to break
the cycle of traditional two-
party dominance of parliamen-
tary elections has a new politi-
cal force of recognized signifi-
cance emerged in the form of a
fledgling Congress of People
Facing the bold
threat of erosion in their respec-
tive popular bases are the in-
cumbent People's National
Movement (PNM) of Prime
Minister Patrick Manning and
the main opposition United Na-
tional Congress (UNC) of
former Prime Minister Basdeo
The COP. as a new party
on the election hustings, is just
13 months old. Its
leader. Winston Dookeran. an
economist and former Central
Bank Governor. was once a
close ally of the charismatic and
volatile Pl'anday.
Currenllt. Panday is sharing
the leadership with popular
sports personality and partly
financicr .lack \\arner. of an ex-
pedient election vehicle known
ias 'N(C/Alliance".
All three contesting parties
keep the rhetoric of "unity"
flowing while emphasising their
delerminalion to "go it sepa-
rately" towards the November
5 poll.
In the process. repeated
calls from the UNC/Alliance to
the COP to either team up with
them or engage in.an electoral al-
liance for defeat of the
PNM. has been strenuously re-
Prime Minister Patrick
Manning's incumbent PNM
was the first to present its list
of 41 candidates-35 of
themi making their debuts in par- -
: liamentary politics-ajnid wid-
cning internal party discontent
over surprising exclusions.
Among the excluded. as
personally sanctioned by Man-
ning, are former senior cabinet
riinisters. most.notably the
party's deputy leader, the flam-
boyant Trade and Industry
Minister in the outgoing cabinet,
Kenneth Valley.
While declaring continued
support for the PNM last week,
Valley went-public with his
shockwarning about Manning's
"dictatorial, tendencies" that
could be abused, he said, with a *
two-thirds majority to ainend
the constitution for creation of'
an executive presidency to suit

his concept of state power.
Manning, who has made
no secret of his party's desire
to change the constitutional
status to that of an executive
presidency, has said he never
discussed plans with Valley to
become an Executive Presi-
The rebuttal, however.
has had the effect of a damp
squib as election campaigning
gains momentum with political
barbs flying at rallies with all
three contestants attracting large
and enthusiastic crowds.
What seems of immediate
concern to Manning is the evi-
dence of traditional PNM sup-
porters openly embracing the
COP which continues to boast
of "gaining ground as the truly
united force".
It's an illusion to expect
support from traditional ethnic-
based followers of the Afro-
dominated PNM and the Indo-

U.S. authorities are hypo-
critical when it comes to ter-
rorism, says the Cuban Am-
bassador in Barbados.
Speaking a: a: wreath laNing
ceremony at the "Cubana Monu-
ment" in Barbados last weekend
to mark the 31,t anniversary of
the terrorist blowing up of a Cu-
ban airliner in which all 73
people on board. including
eleven Guyanese. perished. Am-
bassador Perdro Garcia Roque
observed: "'Thirty one years af-
ter this abominable crime, the
United States government contin-
ues protecting these terrorists
(who blew up the plane) and re-
fuses to complete the appeal of
extradition formulated by Ven-
ezuela two years ago."
S"The -United States has
launched iwars. threatened the
world with an all-out war to
fight terrorism, but they still
refuse to take effective actions
at home to show the world thev
really oppose terrorism'" he
.- The Ambassadgr joined with
Guyana's Honorary Consul in
Barbados, Norman Faria. in lay-
ing a wreathat the monument.
It is situated on the west coast
of the island, approximately near
the spot where the airliner
plunged into the sea on 6 Octo-
ber 1976.-It was erected'by the
Barbados government and its of-"
ficial unveiling was attended by
the- Cuban :President Fidel
Castro and then Guyana govern-
ment minister R'eepu Daman

dominated UNC in that
CARICOM state of approxi-
mately 1.3 million multi-racial.
multi-cultural souls.
Having already presented
38 of its 41 candidates, the
COP is scheduled to name the
remaining three this week-
end-two of them in Trinidad's
sister island Tobago. the other
for the San Fernando East con-
stituency that Prime
Minister Manning has been
successfully defending at suc-
cessive elections, at times with
narrow victory margins.
The UNC. expected to be
more of an electoral casualty
than the PNM with the emer-
gence of the COP. particularly
in marginal constituencies, has
not revealed any interest in the
two Tobago seats and would,
therefore, be in
readiness this weekend to
present 39 candidates tomorrow
to the Elections and Boundaries

Persaud and a representative
from the Embassy.of the Demo-
cratic People's Republic of Ko-"
rea in Georgetown. Five nation-
.als of the DPRK also died..
In his remarks, Consul Faria
said, "We remember the exem-
plary lives of those who died,
including the dedicated flight
crew, the young Cuban fencing
teani, the young Guyanese on
their way to Cuba to study, the

Commission (EBC).
When he announced the first
21 of the UNC's candidates last
weekend, the massive rally came
as a startling surprise to its op-
ponents and social commenta-
tors alike, in view of a prevail-
ing perception that the party is
suffering from haemorrhaging
of supporters-primarily to the
One of the major political
talking points at present is the
puzzling sidelining last week of
the UNC's most popular fe-
male face. lawyer Kamla Persad-
Opposition Leader in the
last parliament and constant
firm ally and defender of
Panday. she was overlooked for
selection to the frontline
leadership in a
surprising Panday/Warner co-
leadership arrangement that has
emerged. This could further re-
sult in negative consequences


for the party among traditional
For NManning. on the other
hand. his earlier expressed en-
thusiasm of the PNM "sweep-
ing to victory" must now, con-
tend with the factor of COP's
support seemingly on the ascen-
dancy-across ethnic bound-
Additionally. there are
the implications of internal
party divisions provoked by his
dominance of the selection pro-
cess of candidates to ensure 35
new faces largely of his choos-
Both the PNM and the
UNC/Alliance are involved in
separate but related strategies to
pin down COP's leader
Dookeran in defending his
St.Augustine constituency. in-
cluding spreading of rumours
that he could lose his seat.
Dookeran has shrugged off
speculations of his personal de-
feat as wishfull thinking by
those who just love to hate ime
because of my integrity and
competence while holding pub-
lic offices..."

Consul Norman Faria lays a wreath at the monument.
Korean internationalist workers demned economic, embargo of
and.others on board. But as Che .the island," he continued.
said, -others will take the place -"In Guyana we have the ac-
of thosQ whd fall in the struggle." tivities of the bandits; and other
"We also remember the ter- assorted criminals, as in the case
rorist act to further steel our- with.other countries. But the
selves, to rededicate our deter- unprecedented -and beneficial
mination, to join with 4emo- advances of the Guyanese
cratic and peace loving peoples economy ind in other areas.such
worldwide to combat and defeat as democratic governance and
such terrorism, including the accountability continuev..The
Cruel and internationally'con- day will come, as it has for sev-

Slo\\c\cr, according to cur-
rent assessment of the perceived
moodl of the elcctoratc. in an in
creasingl) tight threc-\\Wa\ con-
test. the PNM is expected to
retain power for a third-term
(including its first term of
mcrely nine months)-but with-
out the two-thirds Manning is
anxious to achieve.
The PNM has variously
held state power for a com-
bined 34 years since the coun-
try gained its political indepen-
dence 45 years ago. in August
The EBC has given the size
of the electorate for the Novem-
her 5 poll as 990.(00-approxi-
mately 100.0(X) more than that
of 2002. and now including
about 18.000 Commonwealth
citizens eligible to vote, among
them CARICOM nationals.
At the last election, there
was a 68 percent turn out of
voters with the PNM securing
20 of the then 36 parliamen-
tary seats, with 50.7 percent
of the popular votes to the
UNC's 46.6 percent support
for its 16 seats.

eral so far, when these ill-ad-.
vised unpatriotic bandits and
criminals will learn to their sor-
row that crime doesn't pay."
The activity was also
attended by members of the
Cuban and Guyanese com-
munity in Barbados, includ-
ing Pandit Thakoor Prashad
of the local Hindu Temple
whidh has a large Guypnese-
born congregation.

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Cubans and Guanese remem be
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE Octtobei i: 2007

Eid message from the CIOG

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F:ree classes are held at the
Guyana lHindu Dharmic Sabha
Sanskritik Kendra.
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown

Courses offered:

IHindi. Sanskrit, Purohit Karma. IHindu
Phi osopihy.
Bhiagwat Gita, Ramayan. Rituals,
Shlokas. Mantras, etc.

Interested persons can call

Tel: 227-61811226-5305 for further information.

Nc classes commencing on October 24, 2007.
You can enrol nowv

On this hol and *auspicious
occasion. the end of the Hol\
month of Ramadan. I would
like to wish you all Eid
Mubarak on behalf of myself
and family and on behalf of
the C.I.O.G.
Today\ the da\ of Eid-'l-
Fitr. \\e Cioin \\ith o\er 1.5 bil-
lion MNuslims world\ \ ide to con-
gratulate each other \ ith gIreet-
ings of Eid Mubarak. Today. \we
are happy that we ha\c obe\ ed
the command of our Creator.
Sus'ainer and Cherisher Allah
- who has no partners. no asso-
ciates. no sons or daughters He
is Allah the one true
God. Today. the day of Eid. we
turn to Him. giving praises to
Him and thanking Him for the
opportunity to serve Him and
be one of His obedient
servants. Today we kno\w that
He Allah will bless us and our
families with all the rewards He
has promised us.
On this day of Eid. let us
remember the poor and needy in
our country: let us pray for
those who are sick in our coun-
try, those who need our love.
care and attention. Let us as we
celebrate Eid. reach out to the
disadvantaged in the Society
and do our best to help
them. On this day of Eid. let us
reflect on the role we can play
in the ongoing struggle to reduce
poverty in our country.
Let us take part in the fight
against HIV/AIDS by educating
ourselves, our family and our
community about the great dan-
ger of HIV/AIDS. We should
not discriminate against any
person who has HIV/AIDS but
he caring and compassionate to-
wards them.
The Holy month of
Ramadan was a training ground
to reawaken us physically.


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mIor.tli n'.i d piI intu.ll\ 11h11
l.t1ninI g i ni.'.cess.i ill older lor
ui it' continue to pla> a1 role in1
hll de \ ciopment of ourL
COiInlr\ \\Ce need to \\1irk \11ith
0111 GLI\ .ine1Ce brothers and sis-
ters of all religions. races and
culitres to make Gin u\ana ; bel-
ier place lor oiir II ure
generation. We nimusI educate
ourselI\es and take a positive
role in promoting peaceful rela-
tions among all Gu\anese. We
IImus1 encoLurage olr \oullhs. cs-
peciall. outr womene. to attend
school and to be educated so
that they can be a part of the
de\ lopment of outr COLin lry. We
mustI work to ensure tha1 our
political leaders, our
Government works in the
interest of all the people of our
On this da\ of Eid. let us
redouble our lefforls to enlour-
age and noti\late ounlg lmen
and young Xwonmen to become
leaders in ever\ field of human
endeavour, in every field of
Our beloved Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) said that we
should seek knowledge from the
cradle to the grave. He also said
that knowledge is the lost prop-
erty of the Muslims: where ever
he or she finds it they should
take benefit from it.
On this day of Eid. let us
reflect on the area of Nation
building of this our dear land of
Guyana. We all have to make a
commitment to become actively
involved in the development
process. Great responsibilities
have come to us and equally
great should be our determina-
tion and commitment to dis-
charge them. We must demand
that at all levels of government
our officials observe the best
practice of good governance and

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Bro'rliL s and 'i'.'ers. fellow \
Gulane'e. in order to achliex
success' here and in the he-eat-
ter. \\e nCeed to turn to the Cre-
ator and Susiainer of tihe Ini-
\crse .and beg Hii to bless Ius
\\ilh success. If \\e are true in

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IIIlitCd .id blessCed G \ L n.I.

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Colleen Bacchus

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sons who died as a result of
Linden's worst road tragedy
on Wednesday, was buried
yesterday alongside her

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grandfather, 82- year-old
Fawcett Bacchus, at the
Christianburg cemetery in
She was buried following a
double funeral service held at the
Christ-The-King Anglican
Church in Mackenzie.
Among those attending the
funeral service were
Minister of Works. Trans-
port and Hydraulics Robeson
Benn. Director of Sport Neil
Kumar. Linmine Secretariat's
Chief Executive Officer Horace
James, children from the
Patentia Secondary School and
other friends who flocked the
church after the bodies were
taken from their homes:
Fawcett Bacchus in Central
Mackenzie and Colleen
Bacchus Amelia's Ward.
The wife of Fawcett
Bacchus. Sappie Bacchus. was
there and their many children.
including their son Nigel, the
father of Colleen Bacchus
Also there were Nigel's wife
Mary. their children Nigel (Jr
who is 16. Seon 13, Nikesh;
10. Nazeen 6 and the bah)
Shaid. one year. Faw\cell
Bacchus was described as i
bauxite company stalwart b\
Minister Robeson Benn w\h
expressed condolences on be-
half of President Bharrai
Jagdeo and Prime Ministei
Sam Hinds.
the Government of Guyan;
and on his own behalf. whilc
glowing tributes were related bX
manv. including Colleen'
mother Mary.
Colleen was described aw
a girl who was taught to shom
respect to all she came int(
contact with, said her mother
Colleen had shown determi
nation as a young girl grow
ing up and attended the Nev
Silver City Secondary Schoo
before graduating later. She
then worked at the Patenti;
Secondary School.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14, 2007 9

ACP and the EU should seek

WTO waiver to complete EPAs

(The writer is a business
consultant and former
Caribbean diplomat)

Negotiating any contract un-
der the tyranny of the clock
is almost a certain guarantee
of endless problems in the fu-
The haste that is being
urged on African. Caribbean and
Pacific (ACP) governments to
agree an Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the Eu-
ropean Union (EU) by the end
of December is a prescription
for such a problematic contract.
In the Caribbean 's case it
is even worse. The EU is push-
ing for a Caribbean agreement
by the end of October.
Yet, these EPA's will be
binding for a long time to come,
and they will affect the lives of
every man, woman and child in
the region.
There has never been a
stronger case for carefully con-
sidered agreements, particularly
in light of the experience of the
EU unilaterally denouncing
agreements as they did with the
Sugar Protocol that gave sugar
producing ACP countries pref-
erential access to the EU mar-
After some Caribbean heads

of government met Peter
Mandelson and Louis Michel.
two EU Commissioners, in Ja-
maica last week a set of mixed
signals emerged.
On the one hand, some re-
ports indicated that no agree-
ment had been reached by the
two sides and at least two Car-
ibbean leaders Owen Arthur
of Barbados and Bharrat Jagdeo
of Guyana indicated that there
is contemplation of legal action
against the EU for its unilateral
denouncement of the Sugar Pro-
On the other hand, regional
negotiators were talking of
agreement in a wide number of
areas and a "narrowing of the
gap" on some issues including
how sugar would be treated. In
fact, the optimism of some re-
gional negotiators was such that
there was talk of two sets of
meetings over the next few
weeks between the Caribbean
and the EU with a view to agree-
ment by the end of October.
If these mixed signals con-
fused the real results of the en-
counter between the EU and the
Caribbean in Jamaica, what was
clear is that few people know
what is actually being negotiated
and agreed.
It is therefore anyone's


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guess how the private sector
and the trade union
organizations in the Caribbean
can make informed decisions on
the terms of the EPAs.
Certainly. the general pub-
lic has no means of doing so
since the public information
that exists on the detail of these
negotiations is very sparse.
What is known is that the
EU wants ACP countries to
liberalise their economies giving
greater access to EU goods, in-
vestment and services including
national treatment for EU com-
panies. On the other hand for
key commodities, such as sugar
and bananas, what is on offer
by the EU for access to their
markets is far less than the ACP
countries have enjoyed in the
"The days of preferences
are over", the EU says, and
ACP countries must compete
in the open market according
to WTO rules rules fixed by
the industrialized nations
which prospered on the basis

of protectionism and prefer-
ences, and whose wealth
sprung from the exploitation
of ACP countries.
In the Caribbean's case. its
economies are already wide
open. Virtually any product
from any part of the world can
be imported into the region.
And, with regard to investment,
the Caribbean has bent over
backwards to give incentives for
foreign investments.
By the same token, the tar-
iffs imposed on imports help
governments to pay for goods
and services they must deliver
to their societies. The alterna-
tive to tariffs is more taxes on
income, increased value added
taxes that push up the cost of
living, and taxes on the produc-
tive sector such as tourism mak-
ing them less competitive inter-
National treatment in ACP
countries for EU companies
could push medium and small
size enterprises out of business.
While it is prudent in nego-

stations not to publicise eC\r\
aspect of them lest the\ be
jeopardised. these are not ordi-
nary negotiations the\ are
about locking-in economics to
arrangements that \will materi-
ally affect people's lives. It is
in the public interest that more
and better particulars be dis-
closed and debated.
The question also arises as
to why the EU is pushing the
Caribbean to be the first region
to conclude an EPA? The an-
swer resides less in the Carib-
bean and more in Africa .
The EU's strategic interest
is the African market where it
is facing increasing competition
from China and India. In the
words of one informed official.
"EPAs are a clear instrument
aimed at giving EU business
preferential treatment in one of
its more lucrative markets".
But, negotiations in Africa
have not gone well. For in-
stance, in Southern Africa.
South Africa has led the way in
refusing to include anything but

commodities in an EPA: it has
resisted incursions into the ser-
vices and government procure-
ment services.
However, ift an agreement
could be reached with the Car-
ibbean, the EU could then insist
to all four sub-regions of Africa.
and to the Pacific that it can of-
fer no better terns than the Car-
ibbean has agreed.
Faced with an EPA they
could not accept. countries of
the Economic Community of
West African States (ECOWAS)
decided to ask the EU to ap-
proach the WTO to extend the
terms of the Cotonou agreement
for a further year to facilitate

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Towards a Culture
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crafted to measure performance
throughout the public sector.
Something I intend to extrapo-
late on in subsequent columns.
and one of the areas that need
critical attention, is project
implementation. Over the past
ten years. Guyana has imple-
mented several massive
programmes, with funding
reaching several hundred thou-
sand US dollars.
There has consistently
been, in my view. an absence of
mechanisms to link the indica-
tors as reflected in project docu-
ments to the individual's spe-
cific responsibilities as outlined
in their tenrs of references. Ev-
cry contribution made by each
individual should, ideally, im-
pact directly or indirectly on the
overall objectives of these
programmes. I am under no il-
lusion that there may not be
mitigating factors which impact
negatively on the fulfillment of
the objectives of many projects.

In fact. these critical assump-
lions and constraints that ought
to be considered in the crafting
of programmes are something
that warrant an entire column
for themselves.
I have been involved in in-
stitutions wherein %\e have been
able to look at the key objec-
tives of the organization, usu-
ally located within either the
budget or the work programme.
and be able to ensure that
people's performance are as-
sessed and measured either
qualitatively or quantitatively -
on a monthly basis to ensure
that they are doing what they
are required to do and hence the
project's objectives are naturally
being met.
The greatest resistance to-
wards installing a policy of re-
sults oriented management I
suspect comes from primarily
two sources. The first is a
mindset that we are culturally
not predisposed towards sys-

I had the chance to listen to
the post-Cabinet retreat
press conference a month
ago. and was happy to observe
that accountability, results
and the measurement of per-
formances were major areas
of concern. I consider the re-
cent pronouncements by the
President as policy so the
road ahead should move in
the direction of the imple-
mentation of that policy and
would like to use this a point
of departure for the explora-
While his focus was on
Ministers of Government and
Permanent Secretaries, I believe
that President Jagdeo's state-
ment also resonates outside of
the public sector, as they are rel-
evant to private and semi-au-
tonolmous entities as well. In
my considered opinion, that fo-
cus on accountability .should
not only apply to officials at the
lop but systems should be

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terns \\ which esche\\ performance
measurement and linking acti\i-
ties to outcome. This may be
true. but thankfully we are not
completely incapable of dis-
carding our aversion toward
such systems you plant a
Guyanese person in a results
oriented work environment in
the United States Canada or
any other country and. not only
do they adapt and cope but
they very often excel. I have
no doubt in my mind that if
that sort of work environment
is created here. we can adapt.
For example. we may look at
the difference between from a
monthly mode of payment to
an hourly mode of payment.
Perhaps if people are paid on
an hourly basis, then they
would be far more conscious
that they are compelled to pro-
duce during the eight hour pe-
riod. Alternatively we could
consider the ramifications of
instituting a system of
monthly submission of reports
on what has been achieved on
an individual basis, and base
payment upon assessment and
The second line of resis-
tance comes from the supposi-

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lion that because \\e are a coun-
tr\ plagued by human resource
shortages and the migration of
skills. \\e should not risk rais-
ing the ire of our professionals
by demanding accountability .
For me this is a notion to
which our country has been
held ransom for quite some
time now. However, if skilled
persons are employed and arp
performing below par, then the
result is quite the same as if
they were not there in the first
Then there is the issue of
overall institutional awareness.
1 remember reading this short
story once, set in post-World
War 11 Gennany, in which a man
goes to work in a factory where
everyone is busy. His major
task is to sit at a phone and call
down to a lower office several
times a day to find out ho"".
"progress" is coming and report
on this progress when his supe-
rior calls. At the end of the
story, he leaves the factory


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p ),t11c,'d. slllir 11 t l t "1'
think 11 \\as soiap."
\\ h le \\C .11 11C t I IllIL' a;
lhal stage 111 ( ;i\.111.1 Ilic is
clear lool loil inipi o\ I Ciiicli
People Ineed to lN\ ,a\\ .lC .and Ic.'cl
part of the proc c, bolh tlhe
erand raIsonl d'clr olf ilthe
0I1 anisatlion ai.d thlt slioNll-tcllln
Coals. Tlhe\ alo ineed 1o knio\\
hei\\ lhe\ arC reqiitied to con-
IribuI andl holi\\ their contribu-
nlon \\ill be judied.
This sort of clanti\ and
a\\areuness of purpose should
not onll tx implied in the mi-
crocosmn. l. or example. while
the individual staff member's
work should be linked directly
to the goals of their
organisation. the work of dilffr-
ent government and semni-au-
tononlous agencies should be
linked to larger policy goals, as
outlined in the National Plan.
What this does is establish
a clear chain of responsibility
throughout the process olf man-
agement. We may use invest-
ment as an example. Suppose
the budget. hypothetically
speaking, envisions a target 5%
growth in revenue through an
increase of foreign direct invest-
ment within a particular assess-
ment period. We can suppose
that there are three agencies
whose work has direct bearing
on investment in Guyana.
Agency A would be charged
with facilitation of investors;
Agency B would ensure that
land is made readily available for
acquisition by said investors;
while the Agency C would fa-
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Central Garage Ltd.
Ministry of Home Affairs Fire Service
Elvy Overton Edwards
Audit Department of the Govt.of Guyana
Assemblies of God in Guyana
Director of Public Prosecutions
New Amsterdam Magistrate's Court
New Widows & Orphans Fund DPF
East Demerara Judicial District
Corentyne Judicial District
British High Commission
Mohamed Murtaza Azeez
Farfan & Mendes Limited
Robert Narain & Sons Ltd.
Guyana Pawnbroking & Trading Co.
Neville Hubert King
Ramnanan Ramlall
General Workers Union
Fries Furniture Manufacturing Estb.
G.E.B. Security Services Ltd.
Methodist Church (Guyana Dist.)
Medical Arts Centre Ltd.
Luckhoo and Luckhoo
Freemasons' Hall
Linden Community Development Assoc.
Hamilton Bros. Ltd.
Georgetown Cricket Club
Resaul Maraj & Co. Ltd.
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
John Fernandes (Insurance) Ltd.
City Jewellers & Pawnbrokers Ltd.
Critchlow Labour College
Essequibo Judicial District
Acme Photographic Supplies
John Fernandes Ltd (Shipping)
J.T. Mekdeci & Co. Ltd
The Bank of Nova Scotia
Ashton Chase
Continental Foods Inc.
National Insurance & Social Security
Ministry of Labour & Social Security
Modern Industries Limited
B. Bhaichandeen Ltd.
Davis Memorial Hospital
Olga Angela Fraser
Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry
Francis De Caires & Company Inc.
Property Protection Services Ltd.
Ministry of Finance Secretary to Treasury
Plaisance Local Authority
Guyana Postal & Telcom. Workers
Royal Woodworking establishment
Bacchus Drug Store
C & S Limited
Bhojwani's Dry Goods Store
Astor Cinema
Guyana &Trinidad Mutual Fire Ins.
Guyana Agricultural Workers' Union
Pegasus Hotels of Guyana
Clerk of the National Assembly
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Hack's Cycle Store Ltd.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Deloitte & Touche
Baracara Quarries Ltd.
Stanley Yearwood
J. Mohabeer Ltd.
St. Ann's Orphanage
Pilgrim Holiness/Wesleyan Church
Gentlewomen's Relief Assoc.
Guyana Teachers Union
Guyana Province of the Moravian Church
Fisherman's Paradise Ltd.
St. John Bosco Boys Orphanage
Kintyre/Borlam N.D.C.
Adult Education Association
General Nursing Council
Chandra Persaud
Queenstown Local Authority
Crabwood Creek-Moleson N.D.C.
Ministry Of Agriculture & Nat. Resources
Dr. Iris Chin See
Dindial Sawh
Evergreen/Paradise N.D.C.
Ordnance Fort Lands #38 N.D.C.
Guyenterprise Advertising Agency
Hague/Blankenburg N.D.C.
Nouvelle Flanders/La Jalousie L.A.
Gafsons Ind. Ltd.
Sisters of Mercy
La Bonne Intention/Better Hope L.A.
Carifesta Secretariat Nat. Park
Wakenaam District Council
Hughes, Fields & Stoby
Guyana Sawmills Limited
Sisters of Mercy
Livestock Development Co. Ltd.
Hilton Ezekiel McAllister
Guyana Electrical Agency
Ice Palace Snack Bar
Responsible Parenthood Association
Winfield James Building Construction
Guyana National Energy Authority
Twins Manufacturing Chemists
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Consumer Goods Complex Ltd.
Guyana Defence Force Co-op Credit Union
Claudette Dereata Harry-Ashley
Delegation of the Commission-European
Friendship Slipway Ltd.
Bounty Farm Ltd.
Farouk E.B.A. Amin & Sons Ltd.
Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Byrnece Browne
First Assembly of God Church
Ministry of Education St. Stanislaus College Farm
Jennifer Lachmansingh
St. John's the Baptist R.C. Church
Patrewta Sawmilling & Timber Co.
St. Joseph's Ursuline Convent
Inter School/Varsity Christian Fellowship
Adventure Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Air Services Ltd.
Balwant Singh
Caledonia Estates
Guyana Const. Cost Advisory Service
Guyana Forestry Commission
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Term Limits

If you have a high enough
opinion of yourself to want to
be president in the first place,
you probably think that term
limits are a stupid nuisance.
If two terms of Bill Clinton
(or Vladimir Putin, or
Benazir Bhutto) are a good
thing for the country, then
surely three or four terms
would be even better. Surely
there must be some way
around it...
Russian President Vladimir
Putin has found a way. For
years he's been saying that he'll
serve his two terms (eight
years) and then leave office:
Russia must become a country
of laws. and it's out of the ques-
tion to change the constitution
just because two-thirds of the
Russian population want him
back for a third term (and they
do). He'll still be around if the
new president should need

some advice, but no individual
is indispensable.
And then. surprise! Last
week Putin suddenly announced
that he would head the list of
his party. United Russia (motto:
"Putin's plan is Russia's vic-
tory"). in the December parlia-
mentary election. United Russia
is certain to win the election -
and Putin told the party's con-
gress that he would be willing
take the job of prime minister
once he retires as president in
"Heading the government is
a realistic idea." Putin said. add-
ing that he would be happy to
work under the new president
who must be elected next spring
provided that he is a "decent,
competent and effective per-
That should not be hard to
ensure, since it is Putin who
will nominate the new president

- and we all know that he
wouldn't really be working UN-
DER the new president.
Putin is by far the most
powerful and popular politician
in Russia.
If he becomes the prime
minister, then the executive
power will slide from the
president's office to his. Then.
in the following election in 2012
(when he'll still be only 60), he
can run for the presidency again
quite legally. and move the cen-
tre of power back to the
president's office. And at no
point will the democratic con-
stitution of the country have
been tampered with. Clever.
Even shadier games are un-
derway in Pakistan. a country
whose democratic facade is a
good deal more tattered than
Russia's. The general who made
himself president of Pakistan
eight years ago, Pervez

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Musharraf, was facing mounting
popular discontent, but he has
just made an alliance with the
twice-deposed former prime
minister. Benazir Bhutto, who
will return from nine years of
exile on 18 October.
Musharraf had previously
changed the constitution to
ban anybody from serving
more than twice as prime min-
ister. precisely in order to
present Benazir Bhutto and
her long-time rival Nawaz
Sharif (also twice removed
from the prime ministership
by army pressure) from ever
returning to power. But now
that change will be undone.
and Benazir Bhutto. daughter
of former prime minister
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (executed
by a previous military regime)
will return triumphantly to
power. Or at least a share of
This is shabby stuff, and

Towards a

Culture ...
(From page 10)
If the objective is not at-
tained, then we should be able
to go back and determine ex-
actly where the slippages
took place. Then we can say
clearly that the person in
charge of whichever agency
needs to get their act together.
In the absence of such a
system, responsibility for in-
dividual failure falls upon the
entire sector and, as such eas-
ily, dissipates.
I am not advancing any
particularly complex sys-
tem Guyana is a country
in which the state bureau-
cracy is, in terms of the
number of personnel and
.levels of stratification, rela-
tively small. A culture of
accountability here in
Guyana is eminently
achievable. Such a system
would not only ensure that
there is the capacity to lo-
cate and assess specific
points of failure, but to also
serve to mitigate failure by
simply existing in the first
Feedback to "Critical
Perspectives" can be sent

the dynastic element is particu-
larly hard to take. Why, with al-
most 170 million Pakistanis to
choose from. is this woman the
great hope of Pakistani democ-
racy'? Because she is an enor-
mously rich feudal landowner
and the daughter of a martyred
former prime minister, and be-
cause the dynastic principle is
big in the democracies of the In-
dian sub-continent. Three gen-
erations of the Nehru-Gandhi
clan have loomed as large in In-
dian politics as the Bhuttos in
Pakistan, or the Bandaranaike
family in Sri Lanka. or the two
rival families that have polarized
Bangladeshi politics for most of
the past thirty years.
You wouldn't find that sort
of thing happening in the older
democracies except, of
course, in the United States.
There are 300 million Ameri-
cans, but if Hillary Clinton wins
the presidency next year and
gets two full terms, only two
families (father and son, and
husband and wife) will have

monopolised the presidency for
28 consecutive years.
Bill Clinton would have
wiped the floor with George W.
Bush in the 2000 election if he
had been allowed to run. but
strict term limits got in the way
of that. Happily for him.
Clinton does have a wife who
can run for the presidency.
It has never been clear
when Hillarv Clinton devel-
oped her ambition to become
president. or how much it was
actually her own idea. Al-
though she was clearly inter-
ested in policy issues, there
was no sign that she had such
an ambition during Bill
Clinton's first term in 1992-
96. By the end of his second
term it was quite obvious, how-
ever. and her path through the
Senate to the 2008 presidential
nomination had already been
thought through.
It clearly suited them both:
Hillary gets to be out front at
last. but Bill gets back in the
limelight too. The man who \\as
once billed as America's "'first
black president" because he
was allegedly so closely attuned
to black American culture -
may also finish up, at least vi-
cariously, as America's first fe-
male president.
In fact, part of the
Clintons' appeal to the
Democratic voting base,
which has now given Hillary
an almost unbeatable lead
for the Democratic presiden-
tial nomination, is precisely
the two-for-one package that
is on offer. But it still feels
sort of, well, subcontinental.
Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.


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I is,,ioncr'-( jcnci'a

ACP and the EU should ...

(From page nine)
the EPA negotiations.
A similar plea has been made by the Executive Director of
the Caribbean Policy Development Centre Chris Sinckler.
That is precisely what should happen.
The ACP should convene a meeting at ministerial level to
agree to urge the EU to join with them in calling on the WTO to
extend the terms of the Cotonou agreement for a further year.
If four regions of the world Europe, Africa, the Caribbean
and the Pacific were to make such a call at the WTO, it is
difficult to see who would oppose it successfully. Canada and
the U.S. would support it they have already sought waivers
for their bilateral trade
arrangements. And, it is fairly certain that India and China
would not oppose it. Even Latin American countries would think
carefully about upsetting four regions of the world.
Logic points in the direction of such a call to the WTO.
It requires one government in the ACP group to actively ini-
tiate it. And, should it succeed, the ACP group should take
advantage of the extended time to unify their own position
in the negotiations with the EU and so bargain more effec-
tively as one.
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N AT b IMULt UctODer 14, 2007

The unification

of Africa

Ashton Chase launched his
book "Arise Africa" at the
Cheddi Jagan Research Cen-
ter on October 5, 2007.
Hansib Publications (En-
gland) and Hassan Printery
(Guyana) are joint publish-
ers. Dr N.K. Gopaul graced
the pages with the Foreword.
Detailing references, foot-
notes, general notes, and pro-
viding an index could have
further enhanced the quality
of this book.
The continent of Africa is
the focal point of this book.
runiunaging into the continent's
colonial history and its contenm-
porary economic status. The
continentls colonial past clearly
delineates a scramble for Africa
by greedy Europeans that pro-
duced more than 50 different
countries, with superficially-cre-
ated borders, crafting powerful
ingredients for tribal conflicts.
And so the deleterious conse-
qluences that flow from this Eu-
ropean exploitation have a tell-
ing effect even today on the
quality of life of Africans on this
vast continent.
Africa has a land area of 30.3
million km2, with a population
of 888 million people. And not-
withstanding that 70% of its
poor live in rural locales, engag-
ing in agriculture for its liveli-
hood. assistance to agricultural
development is fast drying up.
And so we have within this
context, Chase's "Arise Africa'.
His conceptualization of "Arise
Africa" stems from his interest
on how poor countries, having
removed the shackles of colonial
domination, fare with 'Indepen-
dence' status. Chase quite cor-
rectly observes that Indepen-
dence merely brought political
but not economic freedom.
How do countries manage
under their new Independent
status? Independence and politi-
cal freedom were not similar to
economic development; the co-
lonial masters determined that
they should stop resisting
claims for Independence, so long
as their economic domination
While Independence came, it
was only the transference of
political authority. A breed of
successor and former colonizers
still control the economies of the
third world; and so there is po-
litical freedom juxtaposed
against economic domination.
And, indeed, too, Chase's
compelling observation on the
sluggish growth of many former
colonial countries, quite defi-
cient in the areas of finance, sci-
ence, shipping, and air trans-
port. But Chase was careful to
note, too, that amid this slug-
gishness, some positive devel-
opments in Asia have become
pervasive. Africa, however, re-
mains economically depressed.
And so Chase journeyed
through the pages of this manu-
script to find answers and so-
lutions to the question: why
does this economic depression
seem to be a constant for so
many countries of Africa?
The Introduction as Chap-
ter 1 points to Africa's glorious
past, and recounts how a uni-

A Book Review of

"Arise Africa" by

Ashton Chase

In the grand design of slavery in the Caribbean. White planters sepa-
rated African slaves of similar tribal and linguistic groups in an ef-
fort to destroy African cultural traditions. The result was an African
population that lost most of its African heritage and adopted a
creolized variant of European culture.

fled Africa can return Africans
to those celebrated times of
yore: consider Africa as the ear-
liest home of humankind, as
Chase would put it: consider the
international university of
Timbuctu: consider the cultural
exchanges between Persian.
Arab. Indian. Chinese. and Af-
rican. man\y moons before liu-
rope and Africa interacted.
Chapter 2 captures the ilm-
plications of differences of color
and shows how the stigma of
'black" persists: and so the vili-
fication against the disadvan-
taged continues.
Chase speaks to the legacy
of slavery and its impact on Af-
ricans in Chapter 3. He notes
how the European colonizers
manipulated slavery to develop
the so-called advanced nations
of today. European colonizers
imposed on the beleaguered Af-
ricans their religion, their will,
their trade, and their exploita-
tion of the natural resources.
In the grand design of sla-
very in the Caribbean, White
planters separated African
slaves of similar tribal and lin-
guistic groups in an effort to de-
stroy African cultural traditions.
The result was an African popu-
lation that lost most of its Afri-
can heritage and adopted a
creolized variant of European
Chase posits, that with the
ending of slavery, for the free
men and women to advocate
the Bible and Christianity that

the slave owners and slave trad-
ers espoused, bordered on gen-
eral insanity. referred to as
pyzophrenia where rational
thinking generally prevails. but
a catastrophic irrationality\
emllerges when we encounter and
generatee the Bible and religion.
held closely\ by the ver \ la\
traders and slave owners who
reduced African slaves to the
mllost brutal and inhlumain treat-
In chapter 4. Chase de-
scribes how colonialism created
conflict and division in Africa.
such as. nllumerous border dis-
puIes. incurring enorImous costs
at the expense of development.
Africans continue to battle Af-
Death lolls mount as in the
Sudan with about 2 million
deaths since 1983; death toll in
Darfur is approximately
40.000: then there is the Congo
now with five years of war.
taking the lives of 3.5 million
people: then there was the
Rwanda massacre where about
one million people lost their
lives; then there was Burundi
with the Algerian Islamic Rebels
conflict where at 2003, 140,000
persons were killed; and then
there was Nigeria with its Mus-
lim-Christian conflict. All these
countries have enormous natu-
ral resources. However, if Af-
rica were one country, border
disputes as the fulcrum of these
conflicts, would have been on
the missing list.

Chapters 5 and 6 address
the triumphs and advancement
of China and India: their social.
economic, and political rise
from instability to stability, to
their respected status today in
the global economy. But both
India and China were ntot carved
up into ian\t countries in the
\\ay lhe Lulropean pow\\ers i- t-
tilated Africa.
Chase in Chapter 7 points
to the grow\ ing need for the uni-

fiction of Africa. strong enough
to spew international influence:
and. indeed, the une\en effects
of globalization and HIV/AIDS
negati\el\ impinge on Africa's
development. Death tolls from
HIV/AIDS are astounding: Sub-
Saharan countries with 10'' of
the world's population has
about 60C;, of its people li\ ing
with HIV (25.8 million) todaJ;
and in 2005 carried an incidence
rate of 3.2 million people. where
2.4 million died from AIDS-re-
lated infections: the current HIV
prevalence rates in Bots\wana
and Swaziland are 321'' and
45%. respectively.
The final chapter speaks to
the institutionalization of tihe
African Unit\ (AU) and the Or-
ganization of African States
(OAS). both \\ ith serious short-
comings to mno\e A:\frica ax\\ia\
from underdexclopment.
The impulsion tof Clha.is c
book is to highlight the point
that a Lnited Africa \\ ill de\ clop
the capacity faster to\\ard ad-
va;ncemenICtt as China and India

ha\ e accomplished.
But Africans have to pro-
vide this unity themnsclves.
Meanwhile. Africans have to
immediately arise to arrest
the loss of lives arising froln
border conflicts and HI1V/
AIDS. Chase's book is timely
in its search for intecsrationi
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SUMIAY CHRONICLE October 14. 2007

Taking o

the Fight

GNNL HIV/AIDS Programme gets

It is mid-morning break time
at the Guyana National
Newspapers Limited. pub-
lisher of the Guyana
Chronicle and the Sunday
Chronicle. Staff members
from the Accounts, Editorial
and Advertising departments
are using the short time for
the usual fraternizing. This
morning, Tuesday past to be
precise, the topic is a little
different from what usually
dominates the inter-office
i onwalls arout a ne\\ i ldtiat
11 bI connl g incrli',nIlll il cC-
ing; andt \l thel comply toil. l -
llno\\ l]iL l, ;ien [l-charo notice-
Iable. A pre\ iousi\ cnclocd
0room hais been opened up aind
strange woman has taken to oc-
cupying it: posters arc appear-
ing on walls around the build-
ing; and the company toilet tis-
sue in the company has to share
its general space with another
personal health and hygiene
With support from the
Ministry of Health, GNNL has
embarked on an unprecedented
and innovative partnership to
assist in the fight against HIV/
AIDS. The strange woman in
the new office in GNNL is Ms.
Paula Sampson, the Ministry of
Health's focal point person for
the Project.
Over the past few years, the
Ministry has taken the fight to
the disease, aided generously by
several international donors in-
cluding but not limited to
PEPFAR. the World Bank and
the IDB. The country has also
received tremendous technical
help from the United Nations,
UNAIDS in particular and
PAHO-WHO. The result has
been a slowing down of the once
sky-rocketing incidence of new
IIIV/AII)S infections in
Guyana. as well as vastly im-
proved programmes for testing.

I I I ;

BUILDING involves the
establishing and
equipping of a training
centre and an office for
the focal point person. To
improve the capacity and
awareness of GNNL
employees and 200
agents and vendors.

PROGRAMME to raise
the general level of
awareness by way of
editorial articles.

increase HIV/AIDS
prevention by spreading
knowledge and correct
use of condoms.

lOs can &i- yr)ne l


.._ .. :

Embrace PcoplCe lvlrg wilh AIDS!
On' l 15 t. ,i

Signs of change. Two GNNL employees, Steve Balgobin and Duane Prince, flanked by two HIV/AIDS posters.

treatncnt and care. There are
however other areas which con-
tinue to need urgent attention.
The GNNL Project ad-
dresses two partially overlap-
ping issues in the fight against
HIV/AIDS in Guyana. The first
issue is HIV/AIDS in the Work
Place: the second is Public
Awareness and Education.
Based on these issues, the
project was designed with three
main components: Training and
Capacity Building: an Outreach
l'Progiramllll: and a Prevention
whilee the public awareness
component of ilth (;NNL HIV/
AIDS Project \\ill be the most
\ siible aspect of the plrogranmmne.
the bulk of the funding and the
focus is coing to be geared to-
x wads internal initiatives.
So farl. the project has seen
the Iho ting of one well-received
xx workshop, geared at
lauiilarising managemen cnle el
stalf of with key issues sur-
rounding the disease and the ef-
fort being made to combat it.
According to Ms. Ava
Sitigh -GNNL's Marketing
Manager the workshop
pro'vel to be particularly infor-
mative. NIs. Singh was. as she
told Sunida\ Chronicle, person-
all\ left with a better under-
sland ing of ho\\ infection occurs
and. stclinniie tlrolm that. how\
IIll\-positi\ e people can he
treated normally and not stigmla-
tizcd out of fear.
As part of its Outreach
Programme. Management has
taken the company's status as

a mass media operation to in-
form a more expansive view of
the GNNL work place. At the
planning and strategy sessions.
a significant part of the agenda
deals with the organizing the
first initial few of what will turn
out to be several workshops for
newspaper vendors. The
company's sports club is cur-
rently being transformed into a
training and workshop area for
the several encounters with
staff. \vendors and other persons
connected to the company.
In the rcailln of public
a\\areness. GNN1. ha, sho\ n a
long-sianding commiltmienl to
publishing corirec inlorlm.liionl
on HIV/IAI1DS. 1-rom a publh-
cation agreement with the Pan-
American Healthh Organisation
(PAIIO) in Gu\ana to on the
ball co\eratge of tnews from tihe
'battle' front to in-depth fea-
tures on the impact of the dis-
case. the ne\ spaper has show n
an unflagging dedication to help-
ing combat the disease.
The "2006 Revised Na-
tional Policy Document on HIV/
AIDS in Guyana". coming out
of the National AIDS
Programme Secretariat (NAPS)
of the Ministry of Health cites,
the value of the media in conm-
bating the disease.
"The role of the media.-
states the Documeln. "is inlpor-
tant in the fight against HI\/
AIDS. Media programmes
should be designed to challenge
attitudes of discrimination and
stigmatization with respect to
HIV/AIDS. Both the media and

Leveling off. The incidence of HIV/AIDS saw a marked
climb during the late 1990s before stablising around 2004.
(Source, Guyana National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2007-2011)

advertising agencies should be
sensitive to tIlV/AIDS and hu-
man rights issues and should
\\ork to reduce selnsationalismli
in reporting and eliminate the in-
appropriate use of lantimguage andl
stereoitpes. especially in rela-
tion to \ ulnerable groupss"
For any media enlity. ho\\ -
ever. research into HIV/AIIDS
and the crafting of articles
\which demonstrate an up-to-
date knowledge of the issues
concerning the disease can he
lime and resource consuming ac-
The partnership with the
NMinistr\ has enabled this me-
dia house to embark on an am-
bitious Public Education and
Awareness campaign. From
this week onwards until the end
culmination of the project next

year. likely e\cvn beyond that.
this paper will be dedicating aI
substantial amlounto () space c'-
cr\ \week lo issues dealing will
flV/Ill )S.
In keeping with the rccog-
nized nicedi to disseminate cor-
irctl inlltiation about the dis-
cazse to the general public. par-
ticular. in the area of Stigma
and DI);riinination. the Sunday
Chiromi (l, will he Ieatluring ar-
ticles on general HIV/AIDS is-
sues. iincr\ic\ew with persons
li\ in, \ilth and alfected by the
disease, and information geared
lo\w :rl(s prevention.
Bothl aspects of the
programme are focused on
behaviour change. a critical com-
ponent in the fight against HIV/
t IDS.
Sampson's wealth of expe-

rience in dealing with HIV/AIIDS
provides the main technical di-
rection for the project. Sampson
also serves as the liaison between
the media house and the Minis-
try. Outside of her clear passion
for dealing with HIV/AII)S is-
sties, she is excited about the
unique opportunity that work
ing with GNNL presents for en-
gaging that passion. If Sampson
had her way. lhe entire slaff of
the newspaper wouldd be attend-
ing whole day training sessions
with somlle frequency.
The project is niaiigcd bI\
a; selccl colllml ilicc. IlicprlsCntll iln
\:ln'ious dc'pairlincils', ]hll in llte
companll. 1Ilic GNNI I11\V/
AIDS \Vo(rkpl:ice rilogia21:iilimic
('omlliillee conslitiilcus Icn
members wilh li the colIpnlly ,
General NMalnaer tag) Mr.
Nantdkumllr P'urain aclinLg is
chair. (Comimittee will piro\ile
oversight Ifor every aspect of
the progritamme. fIoIm the work-
shop largtcl groups to the gen-
eral thrust, of each article.
For now, however, the
signs of things to come are
subtle. Outside of the estab-
lishment of Ms. Sampson's
office, referred to by some
staff as (;NNL's "AIDS Sec-
retariat", the only clear indi-
cations of the intensive
programme about to get un-
derway is the fact that the
number of HIV/AIIS aware-
ness posters around the
building has quadrupled; and
the boxes of condoms that
are now made available in
the company washrooms.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14, 2007

[he Trinidad and Tobago electoral process -

Strengthening the

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

nation's political

By Ruben SiliU

:OR the foreigners residing
n Trinidad and Tobago. the
currentt election campaign
las been one of the main at-
tractions in recent months. It
'alls our attention to the
manner in which the politi-
cal issue has entered the pic-
ture, holding the top spot on
the national agenda. This is
a country that likes to por-
tray itself with intensity,
whether in economic activity.
or in the sporting arena with
its participation in interna-
tional competitions, either
Football or Cricket, or in the
area of recreation, as is the
case with its Carnival. Simi-

ROCKSTONE, the small
fishing community 20 miles
off the mining town of Lin-
den, hosts its second annual
fish festival next weekend
with a range of activities.
Rockstone was featured in
National Geographic in a series
called "Catfish Hunters".
The aim of the fish festival
is to promote the area as a ma-

larly. the electoral process is
mobilising Trinbagonians;
who have joined the cam-
paigns of their respective po-
litical parties with the same
enthusiasm displayed in
those areas we mentioned
The country has advanced
rapidly during its forty five
years of independence and al-
though the time spent as an in-
dependent nation is not that
long when compared to that of
imost of the countries of the con-
linent. Trinidad and Tobago has
demonstrated a strong convic-
tion. incorporating into its po-
litical culture the main character-
istics of democracy as its politi-
cal system.

It should not comr
surprise that electoral
nation provokes such it
since elections represe
mediurn of expressing p
sovereignty, being the p
resource for ensuring the
macy of the political
and in this young nation
right should undoubte
one of those exercise
greater satisfaction, as
firms the independent \\
gave rise to the creation
The election campai
civic exercise, where c
have the opportunity to
their coImnitlnment to the
and to the future of
people. since the election

jor tourist attraction, bringing
new employment opportunities
to the community.
The event is being hosted
by the Rockstone Community
Development Council and the
Region Ten Tourism Develop-
ment Association, in collabora-
tion with the Linden Economic
Advancement Programme.
It begins with a "Linden


warm-up" on October 20. and
then the actual festival at the
Rockstone River Landing the
following day.
There will be a range of ac-
tivities including Fish Catching
and Fish Cooking Competi-
tions, the sale of edible and
aquarium fishes, tours to the
exotic Gluck Island and a cycle
race from Linden to
Tickets and vehicles
passes can be uplifted from:
THAG Nigel's Super Market
and Tourism Office at the
LEAP Building in Linden.
Nine trophies, donated by
the Ministry of Tourism, will
be given away for the three cat-
egories of fish catching con-
Contest fishes are
Lukanani. Arawana. and
The event organizers are
preparing a parking lot twice
the size of last year's to ac-
commodate more vehicles, to
avoid any congestion of ve-
hicles in the trail, as happened
last year.
For transportation ar-
rangements call:444-4057
ext. 23 or 617-0826.

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e as a ill determine tie cour-e that \\ ill
partici- be ploited for lnaitonal public al-
ltereslt, tairs.
ni one Electoral paricipatioin is one
popularr of the miechaniIsmsl itr the esiab-
inmar lishmlient at go\ ernments. a.Is \\well
lgiti- as the ermergeince o other new\
pow er go\ernments. r The political par-
in. that ties pll their structures to tihe
dl\ be lest. b\ producing debates.
d with first\ in the area ot progranmmes
it reaf- and then in the application oft
ill that election strategies. It is a time
i ofltihe rhen both ite go\erning bodies
and ihe acti\irsts. p]urre and
ign is a simple, complementn each other
citizens illn the coordination of a campaign
o show that should ensure perflee ronl-
nation mullnication \\ith the \oting
their masses.
n result The political debate held in
the country\ has dealt with thc is-
E sues of political reform. 'luch ias
the proposal to )iaeniid ihe ('Con-
stituiton. \\ith whicl an allttempt
is nade to establish changes in

the niion1111 1oaln order. Hio0\c\e r.
there has also been debalie on
pulblu secuarlit. social and eco-
nomnic potclcs. pro\ iding tihe
opIportinit for dilCerent s i-
sions to be prIeenied to the \oli-

I like the other coilntie,
of the region., rimdI.d rand I'o-
bago did lnoi underlrgo Ihc dicta-
torial an.1Id .ilurthoriarilran pro-
ccsct Ihatr \\ ere so abundanti\
replicated during the trcnlicth
cenliuri amonigth la. Ltin Amei-
caln conllriicr. \\0'here- dictator-
ships \ler consolidated for
mnoriie thalln i enti \carrl. and
also \\here i herle \\as a prolif-
eralion of tllihlari, o\ cirnmrrcnt.
antilhori.arira.n o\ crnriren.llC a1nd
Ihose \\ho di)lli the dIclrocrallic

Trinidad and lobago is .1
ollg nation thll rose to indlc-
pceridnce I i \\ lhoul Ihose au-
ilhoritarian e\pcrie'ncns that ha\ c
left an indelibllle mark on lile po-
liiical c ultureis of tihe oIhier
neighboring countries I his is
a positl\e Iactlor lor tren llthei-
ing deL'iLocra.irc. gil en lial o1ncIe
tile domi nirani sector ha\c

tachie ed c11.1anciipaon thc\
haWe n10 soigcht to lIccrinmise
their poa\er through tihe use ot
l 'tor '. but instead illth the so\
ci.cl'gni \\ill of tile national tl'lhi
ilpoiIantII chiaral cr li.c is a
gur.ianlli k' o eI0 riM I ti e h linte rili
of th'c el ctilns ,and llhe fiee pri-
IrrlCp.tIon1 of tlhe loii \oC
l'ih pohlical t olot ar out
in ltihe strtccis. r\\rih cacll one
prinolng its i\\ n \ itlon lor its
naiitont. l is our hope t lha, t ilte
etlihthl rx.sni of the i \lOtcrs \\ would
continue ro rosio\\ o iltlt on No
\ciiber 5. tile ioi csrnel \ iuld
onic to an end anld the ci' 'ions
s\o rid bicI a i Ic c u Ir arn al. \ los,
iexinlt \\ ould ihelp to nol onl
boo10 t ihe 'ivsrcnIlih o tll,' le d io
crane s 'ltel. bin o t .d 11 ) c
ithe social qillr n o lt c cti l ,'oI.
ofT rinltd d .nid IIl' a;o
( Dr. Rubenbi Silic
Naldez is the ecielair (Gen-
iral ofI tihe rAssociation of
C'aribbean States.
l'he iiews expressed aret'
not necessarily ltI official
Nie ws of the .\S. Fetdblacl,
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The Bank of Nova Scotia has announced that all outstand-
ing students honoured on October 3 at the National Cul-
ture Centre will benefit from several awards from the in-
C.ninlr% MaiiLger Amanda St 4ubyn disclosed that Guyana's
top C., l'.l.en Seondi) Education Cernilicji I CSECi tludenl,
\W.une'll. Ii ka.c,, of Queen's College \ ill re ei e a four \ car chol-
arship to attend the University of Guyana, plus a one time book
award of $ 50,000.
Similar awards will also go to the country's top students at
the Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
Valencia Bailey of Queen's College, the General Certificate of
Examination (GCE) 'A' levels Fizal Hussain, also of Queen's
College, and Kumarie Kooseram of President's College.
Other prizes, including a book award valued $50; 000.
will go to the best GCE Advance Subsidiary level performer,
Robert Mansell of Queen's College, while top grade six student
Jessica Anthony of Mac's Primary and top grade nine student
Padmini Roshundatt of Queen's College will each pocket $
St Aubyn added that the awardees will be notified of their
prizes by personal letters.
She said each awardee will be credited with an account
which could be opened at any Scotia Bank branch, and she un-
derscored the institution believes supporting the country's chil-
dren today, will build a stronger Guyana for tomorrow.
"It is envisaged that we will be able to motivate and en-
courage participation and excellence in education; provide tan-
gible award for good performance and promote savings and fi-
nancial planning at an early age," St Aubyn posited.
The account called the Education Savings Account is a
special initiative aimed at securing a child's future by of-
fering reduced rates of interest for loans borrowed for the
purpose of education.

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'While open-heart surgery is not very difficult, the margin i


GUYANA'S first-ever open-heart surgery was successfully car-
ried out yesterday at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), lo-
cated in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)
The ground-breaking surgery, which lasted about three-hours. was
performed by a specialist team of heart Surgeons and Doctors flown
in from the United States and other countries, and ably assisted by
a local medical team who are based at the CHI in Georgetown.
Up to press time last night, the patient who underwent a three-
hour surgery (from 11:00 h to 14:00 h) was said to be in a stable
condition. comfortably resting, and being monitored by Doctors in
the Recovery Room of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the GPHC.
The patient Mr. Manmohan Singh. a 64-year-old pensioner who
resides in Better Hope, East Coast Demerara will go down in his-
tory as the first local patient to have the surgery done right here in
Mr. Richard Evans, a 66-year-old pensioner of Fourth Street.
Alexander Village, Georgetown, was also scheduled to undergo heart
surgery at the CHI yesterday but his surgery has now been tenta-
tively shifted to today. A decision on Evans surgery will be made

this morning.
Up to a few years ago, this was merely an elusive dream, and
the much-anticipated and long-awaited surgery yesterday success-
fully done was the dawn of a new era in the provision of health
care services in Guyana, the conversion of a long-held dream into
Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy. in an interview with the
Sunday Chronicle, said yesterday's open-heart surgery was "really
a milestone day for the Georgetown Hospital and for Guyana".
"Even though open-heart surgery has been done in the Carib-
bean before, its even a milestone because we in Guvana have now
added capacity to do a surgical intervention that many Guyanese.
even a year ago would have find it difficult to believe was pos-
sible in Guyana." he contended.
"And in the process, we have not only made a dream become a
reality but we have also build capacity for the Caribbean."
According to the Health Minister, this historic event in Guyana
"means Guyanese citizens and citizens around the Caribbean now
have added capacity in order to take care of heart diseases".
"So (yesterday) is a very important day for every Guyanese. I
think c vryone of us will feel a sense of pride." Dr. Rainsammy told
the ( .r,''. Chronicle in an interview on Friday.
'" i. a country that not so long ago. prior to 1992. we could
baru-k' re able to do some simple surgeries and people hao to go
o eriseas o do even basic things. And today. \ei are doing open-
heart sureenr !" he bcamned.
"We can a!*o do Laparoscop,. Hip Replacement. Retina
Detachment...so I think one of the things we can take from this is
tlhat Guyana e\ cn non\. aind c en with the limited resources we have
we can achieve ;ari more and we should use the example of the
health sector."
"There is nothing impossible for us," Ramsammy declared.
"With the will and with proper planning and collaboration, even

with the limited resources we have
now. we can achieve much more." he

Director of Medical and Profes-
sional Services at the GPHC. Dr.
Madan Rambarran. said he is ex-
tremely pleased that the hospital is
finally in a position to offer open-
heart surgery to patients.
"This is the first surgery of its
kind ever attempted and done in this
country," he proudly declared.
"For quite a while now. we have
recognized that heart surgery is an
important need in this country in that HEALTI MINISTER
there is a high number of people here Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
who suffer from heart disease."
"In our population, we have a high number of people who suffer
from hypertension, diabetes and also obesity is becoming a problem.
So among the chronic non-communicable diseases, heart disease has
become one of our major disease burden and one of the interventions


which is cardiac surgery is very critical," he said.
Dr. Rambarran noted that in the past. people who needed heart
surgeries/operations had to go overseas, resulting in the obvious fact
that a number of persons could not afford it and as such could not
benefit from this kind of intervention.
Noting that these kinds of surgeries are "extremely costly",
Rambarran said it is for this reason that it was not possible or prac-
ticable for the government to implement it in the usual way, free of
cost at the hospital.
"So we opted for partnership...and it became a private and a
public sector partnership which was established and which is now
known as the Caribbean Heart Institute at the Georgetown Hospi-
tal," he said.
The Caribbean Heart Institute was commissioned on the 14th
October last year, exactly one year ago today.
President Bharrat Jagdeo, in his address to a large and distin-
guished gathering at the simple but significant commissioning cer-
emony of the CHI, said he is very pleased that at last Guyana will
be able to benefit from such a facility and more so, at an economical
He noted that the CHI will be offering quality heart surgeries
and cardiac treatment for the very first time in Guyana at probably
the cheapest cost in the world.
"Cardiac and open heart surgery in Guyana is not a promise any-
more. but it is now a reality." the President declared.
President Jagdeo recalled that the Government entered into a joint
venture with a New York-based group to provide a cardiac unit for
heart surgery here whereby Government would provide the space
and equipment at the GPHC and the group would provide the pack-
age that includes quality services.
He noted that the 'group'. spearheaded by Chief Executive Of-
ficer of the Caribbean Heart Institute. Dr. Gary Stephens. responded
well and the "life saving dream" has now become a reality here in
Dr. Stephens, a Cardiac Surgeon. headed the Specialist Team of
multi-national Doctors/Surgeons that performed yesterday's first open
heart surgery in Guyana.
Speaking to this newspaper after the surgery yesterday after-
noon. Dr. Stephens a highly qualified New York based Guyanese
who hails from the mining town of Linden. acknowledged there were
some minor hiccups, but assured that 'everything went ok".
One such hiccup, he said, was due to a four-hour delay in start-
ing the surgery due to flight delays experienced by two members of
his team the Anesthesia Specialists from Trinidad.
The surgery was scheduled to begin at 7:00 hrs but got under-
s ay four hours later at 11:00 hrs.
Dr. Stephens disclosed that Singh had double by-pass surgeries.
"There were no complications. he is stable right now and every-
thing is cool...." he asserted.
Singh underwent double Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
(CABG) where the team of surgeons had to clear the arteries that
were clogged with built-up plaque. obstructing blood flow.
In this procedure. the surgeon normally takes a segment of a

Dr. Gary Stephens Mr. Manmohan Singh

healthy blood vessel from another part of the body and uses it to
create a detour around the blocked portion of a blood vessel in the
heart. A patient may require one. two. three or more bypasses de-

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IN ACTION-The specialist multi-natiol

pending on how many coronary arteries (and their main branches)
are blocked.
Other members of that history-making medical team led by Dr.
Stephens are:
** Dr. Harvey
** Dr. Haydock Wilson (Internist)
** ICU nurses (group of about eight Guyanese)
** Anesthesia tech
** Corinne Nanton Head Nurse
** Shelini Rajkumar. Jason Solomon
** Dr. Sunil Abrol (Cardiac Surgeon. New

** Dr. Ronald Roopchand -
** Subash Mungal
** Carlene Hechong. RN
** Stephanie Bryan. CCPI
** Rosamond Bobb. RN
** Rookmin Rampersaud. RN

(Ancsthesiologist, Trinidad)
Anesthesia Technician

(OR Scrub Nurse.

(Perfusionist Barbados)
(ICL' Nur:e. cewv York)
(ICU Nurse. New York)

When this writer caught up with Mr. Singh. and .vr. Evans -
who was also set to go 'under the knife' yesterday. ith'ir respec-

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or error is very small' Lead Surgeon, Dr. Gary Stephens


Dr. Madan Rambarran

live homes on the East Coast and in Georgetown on Friday afternoon,
about three hours before they were scheduled to be admitted and moni-
tored ahead of yesterday's surgery, the rather active pensioners were in



tal medical team in action yesterday.

excellent spirits, very relaxed and rearing to go.
I was caught 'off-guard'. and delightfully so, since I was expecting
to meet two "sick patients" who were perhaps scared to death and ner-
vous ahead of such major surgeries heart surgery at that! In fact,
neither of the men seem too interested in the fact that they were about
to go down in history as the first two persons ever to have open-heart
surgeries in Guyana.
When asked if he is nervous or have any fears going-into such a
major surgery. Singh blurted out: "Nervous. ie...l am not nervous.
I'm actually looking forward to this surgery because its going to ease
this terrible pain I'n having in my chest.
Surrounded by his wife. Glory; his sister. Annie. and other close rela-
tives. Singh made it clear to this newspaper that if he does not do the by-
pass surgery now. he would still have to do it sometime down the road.
Singh recalled that about a year-ago, he bcgin ha\ ing "some severe
chest pain" and started to "sweat a lot". a problem he said has reoc-
curred numerous limes over the past twelve mo;nthis.
"This pain was whopping, it was very sve,:;,' a:id we tirst went to
Mercy hospital where I spend about five to : a.L ... where the\
confirmed that it was a blockage of the artery."
From then on. Singh said he's had to nm;,e reguli; visilto tothe
GPHC Clinic. from where he was subsequently i cferrcd :(;t CHI.
"I think after the surgery I can get some i.lip...thi: pi",am! id sut-
fering is too much for me." Singh told the SunJay Chronicl ,,a the pres-
ence of his visibly supportive fiantly members.

"Getting the money for the surgery was not easy: I'm a pen-
sioner and we're poor people...but we are \ery thankful that the
cost of the surgery is so low...." he added.
The same unbelievable lack of any nervousness, and the obvi-
ous visible presence of calmness and relaxation was evident on
the face of Richard Evans when the Sunday Chronicle caught-up
with him at his Alexander Village home aroundl5:30 hrs Friday,
as he was about to take a bath and offer prayers before going to
the GPHC for admission and subsequent surgery..
"1 am extremely happy to be given the chance to really have
this done for the first time because going abroad would be very
expensive. especially for a poor person like me," Evans said.
"Also, 1 must thank Dr. Stephens for putting a lot of energy
into this thing and getting this team of doctors to come here to
Guyana and satisfy the poor people," Evans said. choosing his
words carefully and looking far too relax for someone on the brink
of undergoing such a major "life and death' heart operation.
He continued: "I would also like to thank the government of
Guyana for fully supporting this gesture to have heart surgery
done in Guyana...so all-in-all, I am very satisfied with every-
thing so far."
The 66-year-old pensioner, with some four decades of work
experience in the Public Sector under his belt, recalled that he first
began travelling with his
heart ailment just over a
year ago.
"Now I am finally
ready to fix this
problem...I am confident
that the operation will be
successful. God will pro-
tect me through it all. He
is in Charge." Evans as- ,
serted. 7
Evans, however, will .. _. .
have to wait his turn -
possibly today.

Smokers w ill have been instructed to completely avoid smok-
ing for at least two weeks before their surgery to prevent prob-
lems in blood flo\\, clotting or breathing. Certain medications ma\
need to be reduced or stopped temporarily, so patients should
discuss their medication schedules with their heart surgeon before
Immediately before surgery, the patient will be given specific
pre-operative medications and be "prepped" for surgery.
First, the chest area is shaved. Next. the surgical team creates a
sterile environment by s\ abbing the patient', chest with an anti-
septic solution and covering the area with sterile surgical drapes.
An intravenous (IV) line \\ill also be started, usually in the foreanm
or back of the hand.
The patient is then given a sleep-inducing medication through
the IV. The patient will continue to breathe a mixture of oxygen
and anesthetic gas (general anesthesia) to make sure that he or she
remains asleep throughout the entire surgery.

The ideal result of an open-heart surgery is tlih correction of a
congenital defect, repair/replacement of a defective valve or bypass
of a blocked artery with no further surgery necessary.
However, every patient is unique and some conditions require
follow-up procedures. In
the case of the coronary ar-
tery bypass graft, for in-
stance, a second surgery is
usually not needed unless
the artery re-narrows
(restenosis) or closes alto-
gether, which happens in 5
to 20 percent of patients.
Changes in the patient's
4 lifestyle can be an impor
tant factor in determining
;.whether another operation

P----y tvuay. r

The term open-heart e-" -
surgery generally refers to
an operation in which the .
heart-lung machine is used
to support the patient's
circulation while the sur-
geon opens and makes
changes to the heart. The
definition, however, is GIVING LOVE AND SUPPORT-Mr. Manmohan Singh and his wife, Glory,
somewhat fluid, sharing a light moment on Friday afternoon, prior to yesterday's
The term may also be surgery
used to describe 'bypass surgery'. which is used to treat coronary or shortly after open-heart surgery.
artery disease (CAD) a chronic disease in which there is a "hard- Other complications include bleed
ening" (atherosclerosis) of the arteries on the surface of the heart, tional open-heart surgery. which has
resulting in an obstruction of the flow of blood to the heart muscle. years, requires the use of the heart-lur
During bypass surgery, the surgeon places a conduit vessel to heart's functions during surgery so th
the blocked coronary arteries, which lie on the surface of the heart, stopped and worked on.
and the heart is not opened. Open-heart surgery has also been used
to describe procedures that do not involve the use of the heart- RECOVERN
lung machine (e.g., off pump bypass surgery). SPEAKING TO THE HEAR
Open heart surgery is an event tha
BEFORE OPEN HEART SURGERY children, and significant others.
Patients should prepare in advance for a hospital stay of at It is similar to the ripple effect
least three to four days. The patient is usually admitted on, or a dropped. Many waves occur before the
day before, the scheduled date for an open-heart surgery. In addition to the physical recover'
In the hospital, the patient will undergo a battery of there is an emotional aspect of adjusting
tests. Even if these tests were already performed days or as family, experience.
weeks before surgery, they may be performed again just be- Facing the possibility of changing
fore surgery to be sure that the patient's medical condition overwhelming. Some alterations take pi;
has not changed. They include: changes and smoking cessation.
** Urine and blood tests These are done to ensure that the Other changes may be more gradua
patient is in good overall health for undergoing surgery. Blood tests maintaining an exercise pro.ri nine, or i
to assess blood ci ,;-li.- (coagulation tests) include an INR or pro- management.
thrombin time (PT). partial thromboplastin time (PTT). bleeding Of importance to all ihose invc
and .l. in,,' times, and a platelet count. patient does have control in initiating
** Electrocardiogram (EKG). A recording of the heart's elec- training healthy new hatbus. This is
trical activity, ity. Recovering from !opt-i heart surg
::* Chest x-ray. A radiation-based imaging test that offers changes and r.'spon.il: i, s'nifts
the physician a picture of the general size. shape, and structure of When the recc ering pa.iticit return
the heart and lungs. temporary ph :-:cal lim;uaiions and
** Lung function test and studies to detect obstructions of family membe compensate
the carotid arteries. Spc.-o-es. chiidrPn.'and a ll
Eight hours before surgery, all patients are placed on NPO (non the impp .-'ble task of mal';- suin"
per as: nothing by mouth) status. That means they are not permir- c."' ci-.r m :'!(s 5 'as.6 n: a ,: .*-.g.
ted to eat. drink or take anything by mouth until after their surgery. ,- ,

is necessary.
Although modern open-
heart surgery has become a
fairly common procedure.
with a high overall survival
rate, it does carry a risk of
This risk tends to be
higher in older people and/
or those with other serious
medical conditions prior to
the surgery. About 5 to 10
percent of patients experi-
ence strokes or transient is-
chemic attacks either during

ling and infection. Conven-
been around for almost 50
ig machine to take over the
it the heart can be carefully

t affects the patient, spouse,

in a pond when a stone is
Spond eventually calms.
y that the patient undergoes,
lent that the patient. as well

one's lifestyle can be qui!e
ace immediately. such tdicl

l. such as building up to ani
incorporating long tenn si c,'s

>lved is realizing ii, i t t.
g tlhe changes and in ii:n-
!he patent's respn.iibii-
cr) creates tenmpora;lr n!c
among family mrnmbcirs.
s home. he/she will have
Sd. p; ndencies which !he

others often struggle with
" :tient never deviates
z :.rrow". Recrmimbnher,
-e patient can do!

'1I3rdo'. ;931 PM

Mr. Richard Evans



.- ..-- .. ... .... ,/ SUNDAY CHRONICLE c 20,y r

GMlC's Open Day attracts hundreds

Iture Minister envisions

er role for the agency



;ng dozen
school stud,
G;uyana MN;
lion (GM
her 5. to p
agency's ()
in observal
Month 200'
nily It) leanI
role and fl
as it relate
culture sc
he wide
!uced pnr
Iayania Si
et locate'
lotor lhat
roducts .i
;:ldicalcd I;
:lat (GulyVii

oul' produces that are equal to.
and c\en surpass mnany of the
imported commodities in terms
ot, quality he was surprised to
see isuch a w ide range of these
products available at one loca-
"'1 wouldd like to encourage
our \ otuth to be much more
apprlciative of products thai
ari made right here in Gu Iana.
\Ve are capable as a nation of
Iantlfaclturing and producing
Itluala products at competitive
prices, this should niake us \crv
proud aIs Guyanese."
Padmini Persaud. a sludenI
of' Saint Roses High School.
noted that prior to visiting the
Gul\ ana Shop Ior the Open Da\
acti\ilies. she was unawal-e that
some of the products display ed
xcwere made in Gluana.
"1 had no idea that so nman\
products such as canned I'ruit.
coconut milk. pastas and deter-
cntls. are made and packaged
righi here in Guyana. because
miany of' them are not widely
available in the other supermar-

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persons includ-
of* secondary
is flocked to the
eating Corpora-
, Robb and
,n Friday, Octo-
rticipate in the
n Day activities.
of Agriculture

.id the opportu-
re aboul GNMC'
ilns, particularly
lie ipronotion o0i
itadilional agri-
in keeping Mwith

cssed surprise at
olf locally pro-
Savailable in the
.1 mini supernar-
iGMC's ground
,I more than 400
e and grown inl

/en. Fric Hackett.
while he is aware
Iprloduces nunier-

kets. I \\ill definitely encourage
miy lmomn to shop here now."
Speaking to members of the
media at the e\ cnt. Minister of
Agriculture. Robert Persaud.
noted that hGMC has an integral
and rapidly expanding role to

Co-operaltive Republic of (;Guyana
Mahaica to Rosignol Road Rehabilitation Pr,oject
Sup and Installatin of Fixed Platform VehMl e Scales & Supply of Portable Vehicle

.nmient of iGuana has irecei\ -d linancing irom the Inter-\Americian Development B(ank
ost of Mahallica to RosignOt IoRaUdR Rchabililtation Proijec. and it intend,, to apl)ly pi offl'the
this loan to paymentcls under Khe Contract Ixor lIe Siuppl ;nd ltstall.lion oi i'FoUir (4) No,
rm Scales and for Ihe supply of'l welve (12)No. Ponable Vehicle SClecs.

;v of Public Works and ( 'oCol"tniicitions invites sealed bids iromi eligible and qualified
Sthie Supply and Insilalatiion of Iou-r (4) No Fixed Planlotuinm Vhicle Scles and r ti! ihe
i wVch (12) No. Portabc Vhicle Scales.

,'.Ill be conducted throiah !he hltfernational Compenipixe Biddingi ICB) procedures
in the Inter-American c D 'vep)qmTen Bank's Policies I',r tlc Ptrocurement of Works and
iced by ithe Inter-.\Ame;rican Deviopmemt Bank, :i d is open to all bidders fom Eligible
a,;intricsias deLined in ilte Poiies .

efhgible bidders mia\ btAuiin hutlher information Froi m t!'Ie K.Co-ordinalor of the Works
iup. e-mail wsgte 'wi.!eii x. i im an d int specl ithe iddinig )cuineni s at addrcs No.1 I
Iromn Seplenmber 24.20017

'is iiirementils include: p;'artic'ipaloin in at ic t one similarr contract x ithl n te lait
Ot minimum ,Vailue US\ '.i .t000 u"'ld mn'iminumi .iinnu :turnover of [ S's350.000,. Valid
cerlific:Itei, n isl b ;i ,. :d ".y local bidierl A nuiim of prcl'c ence for ellh'i, e
itlr;'ctors sha! ni-oit be I.. apoie. \ddiio'nal d.etal:s a.x pro', ided in I he Biddin x Documteni

x oe f of Hiddi;g. Dl)xi-uui.n.' !- ilg I la h .i e ,' eil,' I t\ iileresi ed hbi(d"C's on tle-
o. l x\\i''en Applpllco:i n :ddes No. i 1et ld "' po p imi en! Colt ,F' :,it-rei'tlt,dib!
i(00)0. Ihe meriote d o;: x ;-o :eu will be i lN; '-.;!' x xithequei' or cashI' i!n falou. r ;,I' il
'Seci eit', N iiil'tr\ o fP' Works and monixi'.in;ions. P i mxncts shall -,e mi i atd ih,,:
o,0'o titli I ilt o''.lie ifoi\''a i ed M ini.stry. In ihe cl',e of \ erseis bidders the cost pcr
t;ng; doixCxli ienxlls Ist 'S ; .!;'d itlorltt oit ) I Clf 'i:1 c i enti \. Mil be '. i'i n to tsi, il
'ddIers. The tiiddini j).; ii i:,''x' ili be sent by c rii er lile. case ol' erseas bidders an 'l
he de!i lered to iddrtes- \ 2 given beiow at or bel'orc it') 00 t! on Tuesday. No\ member 20.
S'rOnic bidding x il! not t permt''.cd. [Late bids w ill be reticted. ;lids will be opened in the
Cl ihe bidders' rep-esnt ,'ii.'s c wh, c lhoo,. to aiie.nd in 'erlon at I-.ddress No. 2 belo a
Sihex closit.g d ue. .\i bi s nA b.: e bae ccomp.niexd by a [l-id Secuntil of USS40.0J00 i.I r its
in a freelycoi tcr:i'ie !; "iv
ses refened o x o v,!'e ,'.

'I ices (tliou!
l'Public works s & C'on'" o ions

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'c: 5 !2-22(,-0.050 E,\! f;
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Address 2
The ( Chaman
Nluionlal ProcurIement andil Tndei
\Adi",iiistratioit ~tBoard
Mil'.i-ix of x inancett .
Marin & Irquliart Sitreets
Kin- ton. Geo;getxct n

pla\ in propelling Guyana's ag-
ricultural diversification
prograimmne,. andi as such. it is
being re-oriented to meetl hist
objccti\ e.
"'The nIew GMC has to scr\
a performance role but it lcan onl\
do so if it meets tlhe needs ofI the
scctor and those \\who depend on
it, services,. o the approach tllil
I asked the Board and ithe mtan-
agemtent to take is an open ap-
proach of soliciting and encour-
aging others to suggest how we
can better serve the market."
Minister Persaud said.
In this regard. General
Manager of GMC. Nizam

llassan. noted that thle agency
has taken up the challenge to
enhance and Cxlpand its role of
pro iding e\pcrl market f aeili-
lalion s-e icei lo lar ieri, l. ro-
processoIr anild 'exponerci and
being at ihe tforelrot n oi lpro-
iotlintl all ol (G \ l lanr 's noll-llra-
ditional agriculture products,.
TItiese ohjbccti\,e. ie ,aid. are
being coontinuouslx exa linedd
and enhanced to mleet current
trends and expectations.
The 'Guyana Shop/Market-
ing Inlformation Centre.
launched on March 24 of this
year. is part of a programml e to
develop a Guyana Brand. uip-

\wih other atgeincies to imtproi\
capacl\e anid business develop-
ienti acikll\ lies it Ithe prooli' l tionl
of the lnon-traditiolnal crops sec-
Minister Persaiud hadi in-
dicated at the colmmulissioning
of the outlet that this ap-
proach contributes directly to
government's goal to achieve
optinlum production inl the
country's non-traditional ag-
ricultural sector and to make
the agri-business sector more
efficient (A GMC Feature).

Net International Reserve

falls to two-year low

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Net
International Reserve (NIR),
which act as a measure of'
foreign goods and services
that can be purchased over a
period of time, has fallen
back below the US$2 billion
mark to levels last seen in
At its current level of
US$1.9 billion, recorded at the
end of September, the N!R is
back to two-and-half-year lows.
Its month-lo-month decline
to September wxas US$151 mil-
The reserves have plunged
alongside the Bank of Janmaica's
desperate interventions in the
market to contain the slide of
the dollar.
At least one analyst has de-
scribed the central bank's ac-
tions as futile.
"Intervention is a waste of
time as the desired effect is not
being achieved," said Christo-
pher Chin-Loy of investment
bank Dehring Bunting and
"We are in a precarious ipo-
sition and this speaks to a big-
ger problem of what is happen-
ing in the economy in terms of
stability." he said.
On \Wednesday. the central
bank sold U.S. currency into the
foreign exchange market or as
the market puts it. 'provided li-
quidity support' at its highest
level. supplying the hardback to
dealers at J $70.91 for resale to
end users at J $70.96.
The central bank has inter-
vened three times up to Thurs-
day. but the spot trades at mar-
ket close was weighted at J

While the level of currency
sales to the foreign exchange
market affects the performance
of the reserves, it is not the only
, factor determining its mlove-
"The magnitude of the
drop in the NIR over a one-
month period is significant and
the foreign exchange market is
certainly a part of that rea-
son." said Dean McDonald as-
sistant vice-president of eco-
nonmic analysis at First Global
Notwithstanding the BoJ's
strong hand. the .JaIli:can dol-
lar swung to another low. rang-
ing as high as conmiianding up
to J $72 across the market in
spot trading on iThursdaly.
The NIR's record high
reached USS2.33 billion in
March 2007. but \\ith the
plump accounts available, the
BOJ has been dipping gener-
ously into the funds.
Analysts say that even
though there is a concern in the
market at this time about the
monetary authorities activity.
the US$1.9 billion stock of re-
serves is still considered high.
and has not triggered any
But it was noted at the
same time that if expenditure
continues in the \ay it is now.
running down the rescr\es by
more than a USS$!0 million
monthly in the .or-re. periods.
the situation could easily be-
come a serious issue.
"W'e bche\e the NIR posi-
tion is si!: very stron'- said
Christopher Williams. managing

director of NCB Capital Mar-
kets Limited.
"T'he current pressure on
the currency does not signal a
fundamental shift in investor
confidence and we expect il will
settle in due course."
Clinton Brooks, managing
director, Investments at Stocks
and Securities Limited, said
the level of the reserves was
not necessarily of concern to
local investors, saying "they
tend to follow how the JMI)
is doing against the USD more
than how the NIR level is do-
It would be nmore a worry
to bond holders overseas. he
said. as the level of the NIR sig-
nals the government's ability to
pay coupon and principal pay-
menlts on its curiobonds.
Outside of the BoJ's Iorcx
forals. McDonald noted that
balance of payments perfor-
mance and the significant debt
level faced by the country
would have factored in the de-
pressed reserves.
"The widening of the defi-
cit on the current account is also
pulling down on the reserves as
the surplus on the capital ac-
count is unable to compensate
for this deficit so the reserves
have been tapped," he said.
Added Chin-Loy: "The
debt level is way too high and
if we don't have growth to sus-
tain thsi level, then we will face
significant problems."
The major issue to be ad-
dressed in the currency's per-
formance said brokers was
the source of the demand for
the U.S. dollar.

A group of Saint Roses High School students being briefed on the operations of the Guyana Marketing Corporation by
Marketing Research Analyst, Rosaline Perkings, during the agency's Open Day activities.

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Poor service in forces

COP says there are too many
cases of had customer service
by police officers in Barbados
and the region.
"Too many instances of un-
acceptable levels of customer
service are highlighted far too
often in police service delil\ery
in our countries.
"Poor customer service is
the recipe for our policing effort
to be granted a failure in the
public domain where the true
test of our effectiveness is
weighed." said Acting Commis-
sioner Bertie Hinds as he ad-
dressed graduates of Course 128
of the Regional Police Training
Centre (RPTC) on Thursday at
Paragon. Christ Church.
There were 37 graduates
from Barbados, ten from
Anguilla and three from tihe
British Virgin Islands.

Hinds said good customer
service nieant good attitudes.
open channels of commlunica-
lion and firmness, vet politeness
instead of arrogance or
He added: "Good cus-
tomer service involves dili-
gence, honesty and integrity
in discharging your roles; it
means a people-oriented po-
lice officer: it means respect,
good moral values and ethi-
cal standards brought to bear;
it means holding oneself ac-
countable for what you do,"
he said.
For his part. RPTC head
Commandant Lionel Thompson
outlined the principles which
graduates should follow.
Thompson said criminals
were "unconstrained" in their
"c vil intentions" which posed a
greater threat to economic sta-

Mexico City

clears 15,000


(BBC News) Hundreds of riot
gear-clad police officers have
forcibly removed thousands
of street vendors from the
historic centre of Mexico
The local government said
an estimated 15,000 traders had
been cleared froit 87 streets at

the capital's main plaza.
Mexico City's left-wing
mayor. Marcelo Ebrard. said he
wanted unlicensed stalls re-
moved to reclaim public spaces
and improve quality of life.
But many vendors have
vowed to defy the authorities
and return to the Zocalo.

bilit\ and development than
market failures umd mnaladminis-
"You need to kno\\ that \-
tremism in the pursuit of libern.
honour and integrity is no \ ice
... land] moderation in the pur-
suit o justice is no virtue.
"Once you subscribe to
these principles you will un-
derstand that you have a
moral obligation to hand over
this Caribbean region to the
next generation a much bet-
ter place than you found it,"
he said.
The feature address was
given by Justice William Chan-
dler, who congratulated the
graduates and the RPTC for
showing how small island devel-
oping states could maintain a
high standard.
As such. he also cautioned
the graduates to ala\\yas show a

BBC Americas editor Will
Grant says the traders have been
involved in a long-standing dis-
pute with successive local ad-
ministrations about the right to
trade in the city.
The president of one street
vendors' union. Alejandra Bar-
rios, criticised the government.
saying: "They are not thinking
about the fact that these people
don't have jobs. What do they
think these people will do?"
There are an estimated
35.000 street vendors in the city
of 8.5 million people.
Traders have hawked trin-
kets, toys and tacos since pre-
Hispanic times in the heart of
the city.

Ministry of Iliosing anlvd BViater

Central IlHousins and IPlanning .Authoriity


Would i-'. Gilkes or anyone having an interest in the property situate at Lot 17
Parcel 1 17 Goedverwagling, East Coast Demeirara in the name of Hoiiis C- ;- -
please call to see the Legal & Conveyancing Officer of the Central Housing and
Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place within 14 days of the
date of this notice.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

September 5. 2007

high regard for human rights and
praised the programmne reacti-
xatine "cold" ases which he
said would make the public feel
more secure-
The parade included a
precision drill display under
the command of Chief In-
structor Christine Stanford
by the graduates to the mu-
sic of the Royal Barbados Po-
lice Force Band.
Top recruit \was Grenadian
Randx Bishop who \ on the
Baton of Honour: the
Commandant's Trophy: the
RPTC Course No. 1 Award for
the most outstanding overseas
student: the RPTC Award for
physical training: and the Cap-
tain W.H.R. Armstrong Chal-
lenge Trophy for the silent
with the highest aneregate.
Top Barbadian student was
Adrian Jackson \\ho copped the
Barbados Police ssociaton
Top tl] or bein t ie' best .,t

stlndintTte l lt ,i'.i.itan student.
The lone female award
winner was Donna Padmore
with the Director of Public
Prosecutions Trophy for be-
ing the best at evidence pro-

Colombia mine collapse kills 24
(IBl( NeiO) Rescuers in Colombia are tr ing to find am survivors trapped undt(lerirouln
after a mine collapsed killing at least 24 amateur gold prospectors.
Soe 1cIS people are injured and another 10 are estimated to be missingl afler the ;Icidenl near
the town ol Suare/. about 350kmn (220 miles) from Bogota.
Local residents were mining for gold with few security measures in place.
Rescue efforts have been hampered by the fact that there was no record of how many people
had entered the mine.
Recent torrential rains had weakened the sides of the open cast mine, sparking a landslide of
mud and rock on some 50 prospectors.
"There are still a lot of people to rescue, and we don't know what conditions they're in," a
local policeman told AP news agency.
The BBC's Jeremy McDennott in Colombia says gold deposits abound in the region but few
mining companies venture to operate there because warring factions control much of the country's
rural parts.
Local residents have taken the opportunity to set up illegal mining operations which respect
no safety regulations, according to our correspondent.
In February a gas explosion at a coal mine in north-eastern Colombia killed 32 miners.

10/13/2007. 10.49 PM

Ministry of Housing and Water

Central Housing & Planning Authority

Messers. Shaim Akbar of 289 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara and Carlos
Calmon of 271 Cedar Court, Lamaha Gardens, are kindly asked to make
contact with the Land Development Manager, Ministry of Housing andWater, 41
Brickdam, Georgetown not later than October 15, 2007, in connection with lots
822 Section C, Golden Grove, and 1195 Section A Diamond, East Bank
Demerara respectively. Failure to respond to this notice on or before October
15,2007, can result in the forfeiture of the amounts paid.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

September 5, 2007

Ministry of Housing and Water

Central Housing & Planning Authority


Allottees of the above scheme who have net cccpied the !ots wvih 'c- ere
ai'.: ,'.1 to them, are invited to attend a mee~ingr ath the Honourable Minister of
Housing and Water. Mr. Harry Narine Nawbatt on Tuesday October 16, 2007. at
5:00 pm at the CDC Chairman's Residence (Mr. Neville James). to discuss matters
related to the non-occupation of lots.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

()ctoher )200)7



answers faith

(BC ew)Th Achiho o Cnerur hsusd ui

vest etuet i ac tpolewociiis eiin

"_........_. SUNDAY CHR NIILE October 14, 2007

rKey activists

arrested in Burma

(BBC News) Burma's mili-
tary rulers have arrested
three of the last remaining
leaders of the recent pro-de-
mocracy protests which were
violently suppressed.
Among those detained was
Htay Kywe. who led some of
the first marches and was a
prominent activist in a 1988
The arrests came as thou-
sands attended a pro-govern-
ment rally in Rangoon, many of
them apparently under duress.
UN envoy Ibrahim

Gambari, who met junta leaders
earlier this month, is preparing
for another visit to Bunna.
Following the latest arrests.
few. if any. leaders of the 1988
generation of former student ac-
tivists are thought to remain at
Other leaders detained over-
night included Thin Thin Aye.
also known as Mie Mie. and
Aung Htoo. according to human
rights group Amnesty Interna-
Amnesty fears the detainees
are at risk of torture and ill treat-

"All three were involved in
the early demonstrations at the
end of August of this sear and
then basically went into hiding
and were sought by the authori-
ties. and they were only discov-
ered today." Amnesty represen-
tative Daniel Alberman told the
BBC's Newshour programme.
Burmese activists and dissi-
dents say several thousand
people have been taken into de-
tention since troops and armed
police cracked doswn on the pro-
tests at the end of September.

The Health Sector Progrumn
9IDB I/1n # 1548/S1-" GY
The Supp(l' of.tlfedical Equlipmnen and related Services
l or the Linden hospital ( complex
1. I'i, I italion 1 o ) ids follows ,the ( incial Proiirctue cni Notice or this 'reoiect that
appeared in DeIdelopment BuL-iiness. issue no.322-6995.0(5 olt March 2()05

2. liheI Governien iof G(uyana has rcci\cd financing from theI hntcr-A,\nerical
IDevelopment [Bank toward the cost oif Tl'e Ilcalth Sector 'rogrami. and it intends to apply part ot the
proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract lor The Supply of Medical I:qIipment and
related Ser\ ices.(insiallcommission and maintain).

3. The Ministry of Healthl invites sealed bids fronl eligible and qualified bidders for The
supply, installation and commissioning of medical equipment for the Dispensary, Emergency.
ICU, In-Patient. Laboratory. Obstetrice. Pediatrics. OPD. Rehabilitation and Radiology units.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Compettitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the Procurement of
Works and Goods financed by the Inter-American Developmncnt Batnk, and is open to all bidders
from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Policies.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The Health Sector
Development Unit, Ministry of Health, East Street Georgetown, Guyana: Attention; Dr. Charles
Garrett, Civil Works Manager.(cgarret(hivgov.vgy) and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
below address given, from Monday to Friday 9:00 h 15:00 h.

6. Qualifications requirements include: Financial: Working Capital. Net Worth or Equity,
Indebtness ratio. Etc. Experience and Technical capacity in the supply of goods and related services
similar to those required in the schedule of requirements. Legal and other requirements. A margin of
preference for eligible national contractors "shall not" be applied. Additional details are provided in
Sthe Bidding Documents.

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders
on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non
refundable fee of one hundred United States dollars (US$ 100) or an equivalent amount in Guyana
-Dollars. The method of payment will be by cashier's cheque written in favour of The Permanent
Secretary of the Ministry of lHealth. The Bidding Documents will be sent electronically.

8. Bids must be delivered to the address below al or before December 04, 2007 at 9:00 local
time. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Laie bids will be rejected. Bidswill be opened in the
p presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at thie address below at 9:00
on December 04, 2007. All bids must be accompanied by a "'Bid Security" of Thirty Thousand
United States dollars.

9. The addresses referred to above are:
For inspection of documents and information the Purchaser's address shall be:
Attention: Dr Charles Garrett, Civil Works Manager
Street Address: The Ministry of Health,
Health Sector Development Unit.
East Street
City: Georgetown
Country: Guyana
Telephone: (592) 226-2425: 226-6222
Facsimile number: (592)225-6559
Electronic mail address: cga.etbjhiv.g.

For bid submission and Opening purposes, the Purchaser's address is:
Attention The Chairman.
Central Procurement and Tender adiinistralion Board
Main and Urquhart streets
City: Georgetown
Country: Guyana
The deadline for the submission of bids is:
Date: December 04, 2007.
Time: 9:00 h..local time

Pag 13 20o6 1

The Burmese military says
it is also holding more than 100
monks arrested in recent weeks,
though correspondents say the
true figure is much higher.
Mr Albernan said UN pres-
sure had not prevented the ar-
"The arrests are going on.
and this is despite assurances
given b\ the Myanumar [Bur-
mese] authorities to the UN.
who ha\e called for an early re-
lease of all political prisoners,"
he said.
"There are still individuals
free and hiding from arrest we
kuow of that but the number
is dwindling."
The government savs 10
people were killed in the crack-
down. though opposition

groups say the toll \ .is.iimnt" 'M GiiliitiK'iet.li\ee

Slifhie higer. --- ----- --
Yesterday, the junta
organized the first pro-go\ em-
inent rally in Rangoon since the
suppression of the protests.
Officials said 120.000
people had attended the event,
though there is no way to inde-
pendently verify the figure.
Burmese dissident groups said
the number was much smaller.
There a reports of people be-
ing bused to the rallies and Ibing
paid cash to attend, while one par-
ticipant told AFtP news agency\ that
every factory in the citv's indus-
tial zone had been obliged to send
50 participants to the rally.
The crowd chanted slogans
denouncing VWestern countries
and the foreign media, including
the BBC. which Burmna's mili-
.tary rulers accuse of fomenting
the recent protests.
Other slogans denounced
"internal and external destruc-
tive clenenis" a reference to
detained opposition leader Aung
San Suu Kyi and Western coun-

in -Thailant Toda---tnTring to
prepare the ground for a follow -
up \isit to Burma.
"1 have instructed him to
first visit the region to discuss
with the leaders to create the
necessary political atmosphere
so that he'll be able to visit
M\anmar sooner than mid-No-
\ember." iUN Secretary General
Ban Ki-nmoon told reporters in
Washington on Fridav.
Earlier this month. NMr
Ganibari travelled to Burna and
met the ruling junta and Ms Sun
Earlier this week. the IUN
Security Council issued a state-
ient condemning the violent
suppression of anti-governnlent
The Burmlese junta said in
response that it "deeply regrel-
ted" the statement.
China had previous\
used its \cto to block criti-
cism of Burima's rulers, but
said the council statement
was meant to support nmedia-
tion efforts by Mr Gaunbari.


The Guyana Revenue Authority is advising that the following
individuals/companies are indebted to the Guyana Revenue Authority and
that efforts to locate them have been futile. The following persons or
anyone having information on their whereabouts are kindly asked to
contact the GRA's Legal Division on the following numbers: 226- 256 and
SNames Last known address

Su Bao Lu 33 Garnett Street. ('Villc.
ahndra Sukhraj 53 Seafield, Leonora.
West Coast Demerara
280 Brookdale Avenue,
Sheldon Gravesande Meadow Brook,
Ton TianLong 4 Sheriff Street, C/V ill.
Ton- Tian' Long Georgetown
Shaliza Shaw 84 Robb Street, Lacytown.

Devanand Ramnarine 5 Bagostown.
East Bank Demerara
186 Calendar Street. Albouystown,
Raymond Jones Georgetown

Abdool A. Salaam 251 Gale Street, Annandale North
East Coast Demerara

Rajbar New Annglet, Canal No.2 Polder,
a West Bank Demerara

Latcha Kwok 15 Coralita Avenue. Bel Air Park.

Derek Chan 170 'A' Rupa Place. Bel Air Park.
Worldwide Commission Agency D Louisa Row. Worthmanville.
General Manager Mr. Leroy Carter Georgetown

Wing Hing Inv. & Trading Co. Inc. 165 Barr Street. Kitty, Georgetown
...... .............................. .. ... ..................... ................ ...... .. . ...................................................................................... .........-............................
oftwar Dynamics 152 Regent Road, Bourda.
Software Dynamics

M icro Solution Inc. 94 Regent & King Street,

Fenton Jaggernauth 95 Bel Air Street, Albouystown.

The GuVana Revenue Authority (GRA) is hereby infonning all Taxpayers.
particularly business persons that it is their obligation under the various tax laws
that they inform the GRA of any change of their business addresses and telephone

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14;. 2007 21

Channel 18

05:30 h Cricket England
vs West Indies
05:30 h- Quran This
08:05 h- Sa Re Ga Ma A
live call in programme
08:40 h- Continuation of
10:00 h C. Dookhie &
sons Presents Krishna

10::10h Annandale Kali
Devi Shakti Mandir
10:20 h- Continuation of
13:50 h- Ma Ki amrit Shakti
14:05 h- Ramroop's
Furniture Store Presents
Religious Teachings
14:35h Paul's Importer/
Distributor Presents Shree
15:05 h- Indian Bazaar
presents Luv & Kush


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For Sunday, October 14,2007 05:30h
For Monday, October 15, 2007 05:30h
For Tuesday, October 16,2007 05:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs

Our Daily
In difficult times we can
experience God's
protective care and
Seven through tears,
Posing praises to God.
.. Psalms 27:1-6. -
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If we realise
that wars are born.>
in the minds of
men, we would V
make greater
efforts for peace
of mind.

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16::15,2 0:10 1rs 14-00 brs
1408".i "tiII NI K "
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15::30 h- To Be Announced
16:00 h- Kishore Local
16:30 h- Teaching of Islam
17:00h- Musical Waves Live
with Chirstina
18:00 h- Birthday Greetings/
An n i v e r s a r y /
Announcement & In
19:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno...
Karaoke Live
20:00 h- DVD Movie
23:00 h -Classic Movie
00:30 h- Sign Off

Channel 46

08:00h Fashion TV
09:00 h- Movie
12:00 h- Football
14:00 h_- Travelers Extreme
15:00 h- Movie
17:00 h- Movie
19:00 h- Oldies are Goldies
20:00 h Khans Family

20:30 h- The Shield
21:00 h Movie

Channel 11

01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00h- Movie
05:00h- the Mystery of the
05:30 h- West Indies vs
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to
08:40 h- Cricket Resumes
10:40 h- Weekly Digest
11:00h Cricket Resumes
13:00 h Lotto Cricket Info
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Bring your expertise to an organization committed to customer satisfaction, employee dedication
and shareholder confidence. Scotiabank is seeking an individual to join its Management team as
the Manager, Compliance/Legal.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain Regulatory Awareness;
Develop Policies, Practices, Procedures, Systems and Training Programs:
Conduct Compliance Reviews and monitor compliance:
Assist in review and implementation of corrective actions as required for any reports on
compliance reviews;
Remedy Non-Compliance and Resolve Problems;
-* Compliance reporting:
Handle client complaints;
Liaise with Regulators and other external contacts.
Provide Support on a variety of legal matters.
In order to perform the functions of the position, the following competencies are required.

A Bachelor's Degree in Law;
Between 3 and 5 years experience in the field;
Thorough knowledge of the banking, trust and mortgage statutory and regulatory
requirements and the financial services industry standards;
Thorough knowledge of money laundering statutory and regulatory requirements;
Strong leadership, presentation, organizational and time management skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to prioritizeidelegate and
deal with the workload to meet deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, negotiation and analytical skills:
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a dynamic team:
High degree of computer literacy.
If you meet the above requirements, please apply to:
The Senior Manager, Business Support
The Bank of Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 10631
104 Carmichael Street
Life. Money. Balance both. Georgetown, Guyana

Your comprehensive resume should be received no later than October 19, 2007. .\!
applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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C/VILLE furnished 1-
bedroom apt. for local/overseas
visitors, starting from $4 000
jaily. Tel. Anand 227-8356.
62 -2118, anytime.

iNDRAS Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial.
manicure. scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 22T-
VISIT us at Dolly's Hair
Dressing Salon, 175 Middle &
Waterloo Sts. We offer
straightened for both African
and Indian. Hair coloring
streaking, blow-drying, set.
waxing scalp treatment. Manila
pedi spend $6 000 you get a
ree mani or your eye brow.

WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send
stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

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 Kersing's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
BRAND new Acer Laptops -
$180 000 Vista Desktops $115
000. Computer repairs home
and office. Kris 681-4208,

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, Fabric Designing,
| Curtains, Cushion, Floral, Cake
SDecoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty
- 226-9548.

master the art of facials the
natural way. 4-week classes.
Call 226-0210, 226-8091.
MATHS Lesson available
from 2nd form to CXC/GCE.
Contact Ingrid Ally 168 Eping
Ave., Bel Air Park. Tel. 22T-
NAIL courses acrylic nails,
nail designing, manicuring,
pedicuring, air brushing, etc.
Register now. Call Micelle -
227-7342, 613-4005.
DOMESTIC Science class
offers elementary cookery and
advance pastry making.
Registration Tuesda 16"6
October, 2007. Call 227-7048.
PRACTICAL Electronic
course beginning Oct.12, 2007.
For further information, call
Abdul's Electronics, 349 East
Street. Tel. # 225-0391 or 226-
MASTER Computer
Repairs. Become A+ Certified
unbeatable cost. A+, Network+,
MCSE Certified Trainer.
Practical Training Focus. Call
Joel- 655-0614.
EARN a Certificate, Diploma
or Degree, in any part of the world
from" home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
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
Preparation courses. Also
Remedial English. Translation
and interpreting Services. The
La, e.age Institute Inc. Phone
2 1:- 33.3

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

GET rid of all your health
problems with the latest medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies.
including hydrotherapy. diet
therapy, sinal manipulations.
etc. Aso 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.

DOES your child need
individual attention in Maths,
English A, Social Studies and
Science? Then call specialist-
teacher on 609-3431.

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
ou need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.
Cell 615-6665

1 50-year-old female looking
for companionship. 652-0876.
SINGLE male, age 27,
needs female pen friends. Write
to PO Box 10315, Georgetown.
INDIAN male age 45 would
like to meet male and female
friends. Please call 629-4605.
INDIAN female age 39 would
like to meet male age 40 to 50
for friendship. Please call 692-
INDIAN male, age 35, would
like to meet single female age
23 to 35 for friendship. Please
call Tel. 629-4605.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Fnendship Lina. Call
592-261-5079, twenry-four hours
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
Phone Pals Service. Are you
looking for true friends and true
love? We are here to help you.
Please call 629-4605 or 692-

Wooden type $700 per day.
Telephone 641-2372.
trestle type, 16 feet high with 20-
foot plank $700/day.
Georgetown. Telephone 641-

YOGA Hindi Planet
Protection Tabeej other spiritual
areas. Contact Buddy 225-
0677. 692-0697.

HAVING problems with vour
toilet, not flushing Just call 692-
FOR HIRE 4 x 4 for hire.
out of town and around town
Tel. # 646-4501

Cheap cost $100

per page.

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves, stoves deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-452128-
COMPUTER servicing and
reprogramming, all hardware
and software upgrades. Servicing
done at customers convenience.
Call 227-5724 or 650-3952.


Contact us for all your Canadian
Immigration and Visa mailers.
Canada: Balwant Persaud S
Tel: 416-431-8845 or
Guyana: Call Handa at
W jiv cnadJaiimmigrlilantpd.Lo f

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry varnishing, plumbing
and palintin. 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-

Work or Student

Handling of Visa
Related Matters For
French Guiana & Europe

We prepare & examine
AffidaN its of Support,
Biographies, Online &
Regular Applications
Letters. Packaging for
appointment. etc.



Immigrant Visa
185 Charlotte &
King Sts.
Maraj Building,
Tel#: 231-5442/225-
Fax#: 225-2068

SHELLY ON 621-3014 OR 667-

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We offer professional services
in the following categories
lnforn litcin i . -j
Financial Monoaemnenl
Business Development
S Slrctegic and Business Plons
S Internal Auditing

1 ,:, i I, .,,, VATf
Purchanes and sales
is"-'.""" 'P"p-'."' ,j VAT etlmns
(ompuling VAT refunds
Poin! of Sale with VAT '
Online HELP and Support

Intomie & Expendiloie
Cash Flow Forecast
aolonce Sheet

Manuiatdur ii, wholesale and
Retail Businessess
(ont! i(lor s,
Small. Medium and laige
Non-Profil Organisations and
E-MAIL piroiisuilt cba@yahoo.conl
Tel # 592) 644-6608 and 686-2142

VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
OFFICE Clerks. CXC English
& Mathematics 1 to 3, D Lama
Avenue Bel Air Park 225-4492,
VACANCY exists forfour (4)
sewing machine operators.
Experienced in sewing ladies
pants from West Coast area. Call
277-3563, 648-2850.
ELSA Body Massage. Girls
18 25 to work in Exotic Spa in
Barbados. Earn US$200 per
week. Cont. Elsa 1-246-257-
4625. Sleepinn 231-7667.
Service. Job opportunity for
attractive girls $7 200 to $8 000
weekly. Also 1 night Security
Guard. Call 231-1786, 665-3528.
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 years working experience.
Apply in person with application
to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
VACANCIES exist for
Salesman Porters, Cooks and
Drivers. Apply at Survival, 16
Duncan St. & Vlissengen Road
with written application and
passport size photo.
ONE Hairstylist. Must be
able to cut and color. Also one
Cosmetologist/Nail Technician
to work on commission. Apply in
person at Clippers Beauty Saon.
200 Camp Street (next to
Exclusive Styles).
ACCOUNTS Clerk, at least 3
years experience passes in
English, Maths & Accounts. Apply
in person with handwritten
application to Alabama Trading
at Georgetown Ferry Stelling.
Call 623-1615.

OPERATORS. 653-6014
VACANCY exists for female
assistant to perform Secretarial
Duties, age 17-24, must ha\e
good communication skills
computer skills should be an
asset. To work full or part-time
Attractive salary offer Call 689-
VACANCIES one Office
Manager, one Salesman Dii\ei
Attractive incentive Ho \re er
appearance, attitude and
successful mind set are a must.
Phone 231-2064. Email
DATA Entry Clerk. age 20 -
40 years. Qualification a sound
secondary education and a
certificate in Microsoft Words
Counter Clerk age 20 40
years. Qualification a sound
secondary education including
English Language. Send
application along with two
references to: PO. Box 12118.
at least three (3) CXC subjects.
including English. Must be com-
puter literate, should have at
east three (3) years relevant work
experience Apply in person with
a written application to: GFM -
Guyana Furniture Manufacturing
Ltd., 49 58 Industrial Estate,
Beterverwagting. East Coast
ONE (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll, NIS. Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
Apply in person with a written
application and two (2)
references to: Len's. 136 Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-
professionals, Managers,
Supervisors, Sales Reps., Sales
girls and boys, Counter Helpers,
Cashiers, Drivers (6) Porters (55)
Cleaners (35) skilled and
unskilled workers helpers, pump
and wash boy attendants, Office
Assistants, Clerks, Receptionist
Secretaries, Computer Operator
Confidential Secretary, IT
Specialist Internal Auditors,
Junior Auditors, Waitresses, &
Waiters, Tele-marketers (3).We
also provide jobs within the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-

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
George and Hadfield Sts. 223-
6218, 226-5546, 226-9951. 231-
LAND in Prashad Nagar
$8M, 200 000 sq. ft. of land in
D'Urban front land for school,
bond or any business purpose -
$19M, Broad Street.
Charlestown, triple lot $25M
neg. Continental Park, double
lot $21M, New Providence,
double lot $18M. 5'" Street
Alberttown, reduced to $5.7M,
Dowding Street. We work 18 hrs.
and all weekend. 225-2626.

1 6S4-5885.
DIAMOND 65 X 110
0315, 690-8625

85 X 170- SB5M

31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land foi sale price
neq Phone No 254-0397. 225-
7t 0
RICE land 34 acres
situated at make shift section
Aurora, Essequibo Coast
Contact 231-6355. 8 am 3
7525. 612-9574. Soesdyke -
S40M. Sand Pit 100 acres -
$100M. G/town $50M
100 X 55 FT. IN LIME ST.;
200 x 55 FT. BROAD ST. TEL.

10 acres riverside
For sale or lease.

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.
TONY Reids Realty thank
you for buying these land
Atlantic Gdns. $7M. D'Urban,
Diamond $3M, Lamaha Gdns,
South $2.5M. 55198/
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.
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.
(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 Parika Lookout -
plots of land from road to river
- 100 ft. x 400 ft. $12M each;
Parika roadside two lots
approximately acre $10M;
house lots at Triumph, ECD -
$2M each; house lots at
Agriculture Road, ECD $2.5M
each; larger plots $3M $6M
each. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
GREIA construction of
new road on Train Line
crane to Hubu prime lands,
suitable for housing
Development Poultry
farming, manufacturing etc
farm acres $10M. Ruby
front 12 acres $6M, Barnwell
52 acres $6M, Greenage
Park house lots $1.5M, 1 -
2M. Parika back of City
Island house lots $3M each,
Parika 8 acres to river front
$80M neg Tel. 225-3737.
225-4398. 651-7078.

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1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
at 43 Austin St.. C ville 223-
OFFICE space bond/ware
house space. 227-0464. 646-
2-BEDROOM upper flat at
43 Austin St. C/ville Tel 223-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
CARICOM Gardens, house
- US$1 200. Call 611.-0315,
large property to rent, semi-
furnished. 227-0972.
SHERIFF Street- US$2
000. Keyhomes. Sherry Singh
- 628-0715, 231-4589.
ONE (1) two-bedroom
bottom flat, 3'" Street,
Liliendaal. Tel. # 222-3436.
Price $35 000.
decent single working
female Te 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 hrs.)
2 BOTTOM flat
apartments at 26 Hill St.,
Albouystown. For working
No kids. clean and decent
couple or ageable working
person. 225-6832, 612-435
atasha $4 500 weekly.
226-8148, 625-1624.
BUSINESS place $80
000, office space $50 000.
Internet Cafe $60 000.
Beauty salon $50 000 Bond
space $50 000. 683-0172.
UG AREA fully furnished
four -bedroom executive
concrete building with all
modern facilities. 642-0636.
TWO room bottom flat 228
South Road Bourda. Between
Orange Walk and Cummings
ONE (1) fully furnished
two-bedroom apartment in
Lamaha Park US$450
month. Tel. 693-5390.
FURNISHED apartment
Garnett Street, C/ville. For
overseas guest. Call 223-1061,
FURNISHED rooms single
persons only at Bachelors
Adventure. E. C. Dem. Tel.
TO let 1 2-bedroom
bottom flat apartment at 254
Sec. St., Herstelling. Cont.
Alicia. Tel. 265-3529.
2 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat unfurnished apartments at
110 Barr Street, Kitty.
Preferable married couple.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
unfurnished apartment at 31
Williams Street C/ville. Tel.
642-0310, 225-9935.
ONE (1)-bedroom apt in
central Georgetown rent 23
000. Pastors' reference
required. 660-6311.
2 SINGLE working girls or
UG Students for self-contained
rooms. Call Junior- 655-8015,
OFFICE space
Queenstown, Gltown over 3
000 sq. feet, available lots of
parking space. Call 624-4225.
two-bedroom furnished -
US$800, unfurnished from
US$350 pm. Tel. 624-4225.
ONE upper apartment
with inside toilet and bath
inside. 32 Ogle Front, E C
Demerara. Tel. 222-5448, 691-
3 BEDROOMS upper & %
bottom flat. Price $20 000
er month neg. at Lusignan,
CD. Call 220-8105, 622-
S FULLY furnished two-
bedroom top flat short term or
long term rental. Tel. # 261-
56 1, 261-5635, 627-3658 or
DUNCAN St. $20 000.
East Coast $20 000, Kitty -
$50 000, house $95 000, Apt.
- US$700 US$1 200, office
bond. Call 225-2709. 669-
LAMAHA Gardens -
furnished 2-bedroom
apartment, TV cable and on
line internet US$1 000 $1
150. Tel. 610-2721, 226-8261
7325, 612-9574. Robb St. -
US$1 000 & US$1 500. Regent
St. US$2 000, Office space,
Hadfield St. $50 000,
Charlotte St. $35 000 $ 65


Diplomatic IhomeCs.
Bel Air Park US$1000,
Bel Air Springs US$1200,
Subryanville US$1200.

GOING concern fast food for
rent. You can do fish fry, bar-b-
gue, take away. Day & Night Call
223-2173 or 226-1933.
OFFICE building 156
Charlotte Street. Lacytown, two
floors 1500 sq ft. each. Enquire
within or Tel. 226-4420 or 225-
YOUNG, single decent
working and studying female.
Look up for apartment to rent or
sub let. Preferably in GT. Call
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-57763
PRIME business space to
rent in Regent Street 1325 SQ'
rental. Price attractive and
negotiable. Tel. 225-3808, 225-
2873, 226-9029.
NEW Garden St.,
Queenstown, 3-storey executive
residential or business property
on 9 300 sq. ft. land. Tel. 610-
2721 or 226-8261.
APARTMENT from $30 000,
Queenstown US$800, US$1
000 US$1 200, 3-storey'building
- US$1 000 and ware houses.
Tel. 227-2256.
LARGE spacious bottom flat
for business in Alexander St.,
Kitty $80 000. Ideal for
Pharmacy, Internet Cafe, Jewel
Shop, etc. Tel. .225-0571.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
QUEENSTOWN- furnished.
1 & 3-bedroom apartments.
parking. AC. hot and cold, etc.
or overseas visitors, short term.
226-5137, 227-1843.
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
ONE lower flat 2-room
apartment, Da Silva Street $28.
000, back bldg. Preferably for
office, salon, cafe etc. Call
Leslin 227-6199 aft. hrs: or 623-
bedroom apt. located in Almond
St Queenstown. 2 and 3-
bedroom apts. Located in Duke
St., Kingston. Tel. 618-0091.
Contact Joy.,
APARTMENTS (Cl-bedroomn)
- $18 000, $20 000: $25 000. (2-
bedroom) 25 000, $32 000, 3-
bedroom $40 00 furnished -
$26 000, $45:000. Call 231-6236
BEAUTIFUL 2-bedroom
apt., meshed and grilled, short
term US$45 per day. Long term
- US$500 per mo th. Ph. 661-
4853. No agents. Utilities
included in rent. ,
NEW Garden St.,
Queenstown. Executive
residential or office building on
9 300 sq. ft., lot view pictures on
262 Tel. 610-2721 or 226-8261.
BUSY junction (4 corner)
Camp St., business spot located
above Guyana Variety Store nut
Centre, Fully equipped with grills
& lights suitable for doctor's
office, internet cafe, salon,
school, etc. vacant possession
move in today. Tel. $125 000
neg. 624-8402, 225-5239,
5431. Agents welcome.
Queenstown, Bel Air Park (Lama
Ave.), Prashad Nagar, Atlantic
Gardens, Republic Park Nandy
Park CouridaPark (Apt..), C/ville
(Apt.), business rental Kingston.
Bondspace. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
BUSY 4 comer business spot
with large verandah located at
38 Cummings & Middle Street
11' floor, fully equipped with
lights, grills, telephone, etc.
Partially air condition suitable
for doctors office, internet cafe,
salon, etc. Measuring 30ft x 50ft
vacant possession. Move in
today $125 000 neg. Tel. 624-
8402, 55239, 225-4631 agents


KITTY one 2-bearoon
apartment with telepnore 227-
BUILDING su :ace 'or of f;
school. salon etc Barn, a
Avenue. Bel Air Par, Cal 227-
7342. 613-4005
FURNISHED tv;o-oedrooni
apt Ideal for couple single
person USS500. USS25 dail,
Call 227-3546. 609-4129.

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URN;SHiED unfurnished
execulime s\lie houses. Atiantic
Gcns USS650. Bel Air -
USS700 Eccies- USSS00. Rep
Pk USS700 Tel = 231-6540.
652-4591 Ryan
1 4-BEDROOM house at 1
B Sheriff St. master bedroom,
AC & self-contained, MMC
protected, guard hut with
accompanying guard facility
outside. Call 22-1238. 666-
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.
ONE (1) newly renovated
two-bedroom upper flat situated
at Cowan St.. Kingston. Tel. #
623-8852. 218-1384, 646-4576.
ONE four-bedroom house at
422 Grove Housing Scheme with
one self-contained room two
bath rooms spacious yard and
garage with remote control.
Contact # 256-3436 Home.
628-5266 Cell.
- 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.
4-bedroom furnished AC master
and living room US$1 500.
bedroom, furnished with great
grounds US$2 500. PLUS
others in Bel Air Springs, etc.
Offices downtown. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with Style."
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.
- Bel Air Gdns (unfur.) US$3
500. Bel Air Park (fur/semi -
US$1 800, $1 200, Lamaha Gds
(unfurl.) US$2 300. Section 'K'
fur.) US$600, AA Eccles (fully
ur.) US$1 800, Nandy Park
(fully fur.)- US$2 000, Pb. Rd,
Eccles (fur. Unfur.) US$1 500,
$1 000, East St. top ft. (fur.) -
GY$70 000, Office buildings,
flats and spaces Charlotte St.
Regent St., Lamaha St., South
Rd., two large bonds, warq
'houses, New Amsterdam,
wharfage $40M. A oing sawmill
complex. WE HAVE
SALE: Section 'K', Nandy park,
blygezight, Lamaha Gdns. -
$30M, Happy Acres,. Kitty,
Bourda, Triumph, Lusignan,
Foulis, Brickdam, South Rd.,
Camp St., Thomas Sts., Croal
St. etc. LAND ACRES: Land of
Canaan (60), Crane (4),
Schoonard (40), Kuru Kururu (8),
Yarrowkabra (260), House lots:
Enterprise Gdns. $5M, Earl's
Court, Lusignan, Triumph, Kitty,
Alexander Village, East La
Penitence $2M Pouderoyen,
Best VIg., Land of Canaan,
Berbice (101). TEL./FAX: 592-
226-4362, MOBILE: 592-621-
4802, E-MAIL:
W e b s i t e

CALL 662-9221.
ONE 2-storey wooden and
concrete building (fully painted).
Negotiable. Tel. 223-4133.
FRONT house and land,
Vreed-en-Hoop, Kitty, Canal No.
2 WBD, La Penitence. Tel. 684-
CARICOM HQ $12M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
Vergenoegen, EBE. Ideal for
business. Contact Clement on
260-2318, 688-9712.
A 72' X 600' LAND AND
GRANGE, WBD. TEL. 626-1399,

S 65X170- 865M

Vergenoe en. EBE ideal fec
business Contact Clemenr on
260-2318. 688-9712.
9731 OR 621-1548.
LARGE commercial
building suitable for investment.
situated at Freeburg area
Contact Dennis. Tel. 643-2703.
WE build 2-storey 3-bedroom
wood/concrete houses S3.3M.
Also to your plan. Tel. # 227-
4551. 682-2559.
ONE wooden building for
sale at 172 E De Abreu &
D'Andrade Sts., Newtown, Kitty.
Call 223-2173 or 226-1933.
GREIA Linden three-
bedroom flat concrete and
wooden building needs repairs
- 2.5M. Tel. 225-3737. 225-.
Highway 4 acres farm land with,
creek. 8 acres with creek. Call
261-5500. 643-1861.
WE build 2-storey 3-bedroom
wood/concrete houses $3.3M.
Also to your plan. Tel. # 227-
4551. 682-2559.
ALBERTTOWN two-storey
wooden and concrete building.
Price $9M negotiable. Vacant
possession. Telephone 642-



Vlissengen $32M and $25M
Guysuco Garden $45M
Earl's Court $9M
20 Executive Residential
$800 US $5000 US
S1,000 US $5,o0o US
Jewanram s Realty
"AT 'rusted Namet"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431l
Email: jewanalrealty@yahoo.com

$11M. $16M, Kitty $3.8M
!6.5M, $7M, $10M, Alberttown;-
4M $6M, $14M, Robb St.i-
9M, Hadfield St. $6M, Ogle;-
5M. Call 231-6236.
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 tye
building on 3.4 acre land $20N1
land 60' x 200' $12M. Tel. 22$-
3737, 225-4398.
KITTY 2-family wooden
and concrete property on land -
50 x 120. Ideal for business br
residence $15M neg. Tel. 226-
1192, 653-9990.
GREIA near Demerara
Harbour Bridge, land 60' x 13p'
with concrete and wood n
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/ville $14M $15.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
Residential and commercial
Asking $30M. Norbert
deFreis 231-1506/642-5874.
5 ACRES land with one large
ranch type concrete house. Ideal
for resort, hotel, etc. Situated at
Unity Street. La Grange WBD.
rice $25M negotiable. Tel.
BARGAIN Nandy Park 3-
bedroom including large self-
contained master corner lot -
no floods REDUCED TO $16M
- Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/

10/13/2007. 8 09 PM

.', USS600 e\e.\;e'-, ses
uS900 Ph-one B-FSE

1 4-BEDROOM ho- :.se
B Sheriff St. master recrom
AC & self contained MMC

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
- S26M neg. Call 624-3378
ONE completely furnished
4-apartment building on
Houston. Mc Doom. Public Road
with self-contained rooms kAC.
toilet and bath. Jacuzzi) 7
outfitted with fully equipped
laundry room, tanks, water filter
system and heater S50M
Contact # 233-0607. 649-2463.
Street, Sheriff Street.
Subryanville. Lamaha Gardens.
Prashad Nagar. Bel Air Village,
Bel Air Park, Republic Park.
Diamond. Newtown, Kitt -
$12.9M. TEL. 226-8148. 625-
FRONT building on South
Road, between Cumminqs 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.
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325,
612-9574. Kingston $35M &
$50M, North Road $17M &
$5M. Middle St. $70M,
Subryanville $16M & $35M
Prashad Naqar $30M Regent
St. $50 nea., Sheriff St. -
$55M, Albouysfown $7M $
25M, Non Parel. ECD $17M
neg Kitty $11M, North Road
land 60' x 120'- $40M. BEL
AIR VILLAGE 2 houses -
$30M, or front $20M. and
back $10M with driveway.
60', land- $17M. ENMORE
$16.5M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
KASTEV, WCD 2-storey
wooden ard 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
S 2-STOREY concrete/
wooden business/residential
situated D'Urban and Palm
Streets, front building, no
repairs, mortgage available.
Now for $15M. Contact Pete's
SReal Estate, Lot.2 George and
jHadfield Sts. 223-6218 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432.
GREIA large property on
corner spot Vlissengen Road -
!$35M, Diamond flat 3-
ibedroom concrete $6M,
iTriumph 5 rooms, one self-
.contained, fully concrete $13M
'each, Agriculture Road 3-
bedroom concrete buildings -
1$11M each. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
1 BUSINESS/residential on
ithe 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 -432.
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
p, boat and outboard engine.
Contact # 616-5757/6939802.
After 5pm 233-3022
Supenaam Creek 56 acres of
land with one beautiful 3-
bedroom concrete house, one
(1) master room, toilet and bath,
spacious living room and large
enclosed kitchen down stairs.
Ideal for poultry and general
farming. Price neg. Contact 654-
1288, 654-1847, 665-7126.
GREIA Diamond unfinished
building $1.6M, $2M, Grove
$8M, grain $8M Herstellin
P12M Vreed-en-Hoop $8M.
ike St back house $8M Ole
$5M, upper Hadfield St. $6M,
Annandale ECD $5M, Grove
Scheme $9M, Straspey $4M,
Diamond front $6M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.


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.,fe 1 t usr ess property\
'" 'a eia 'e land at
'm'o'te 4 7 acres. land in
.'iec co mun:t\ 623-1317.

\cr 44 Eiccr Sill,
Shcritff Suv' Yi5.11 neg.,
i, ( Cilleh SoI0l.I

NOW available, new one-
storey concrete three-bedroom
building, vacant, now situated
at Ears Court. LBI. a quiet
neighbourhood. Pay down
(S2 5M) two million five
hundred thousand dollars and
move in. Price only $11.5M.
The balance will be arranged
as a mortgage, now at Pete's
Real Estate Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218- 226-
5546. 226-9951. 231-7432.
Mortgage available
concrete three-bedroom
building situated at 51 Canie
Street, Sectioin 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 Estate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Sts. 223-6218. 226-
5546. 226-9951, 231-7432.
CORNER, 22 Fort Street
and Wight's Lane Kingston. G/
t 2-storey concrete .4
bedrooms 2 garages. Land
approx. 100 ft.by 9D feet. Get
smart buys now. Oil will flow
soon, Georgetown Brazil
Road open, modern hotel
coming, Kingston busy like
Manhattan. Give away price.
Reputable agents welcome.
Phone 225-9201.

MAINSTAY Essequibo-
$8.5M, Diamond HIS -$8.5M,
Sth R/Veldt $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.
'Have Faith in Christ today.
Tel. 227-1988, 623-6431. 270-
4470. Email
Queenstown $1.6M. executive
Lamaha Gardens $80M Le
Ressouvenir Shores central
Georgetown $500M/$300M,
Kingston $50M, Regent Road
$40 M/$45M, Regent St
200M Robb St. $100M,
Sheriff St. $55M, Happy Acres
$50M, shamrock Gardens
45M/$18M. BEI Air Park
32M, Atlantic gardens $35/
$15M, Prado Ville $38M, New
Providence $70/$40M.
Republic Park/Nandy park
Lamaha St $28M, $25M,
Blygezight $23M, Kitty $17M,
$1ZM, Charlotte St. Lime and
Bent St $14M Lamaha
Gardens $16M, gle $19M
BV/Trium ph $26M Non Panel
20M/$12M/$7M) Lusignan
$12M, Low lands $53.3M. LBI
12M Foulis/Enmore $8M/
6M. Good Hope $20M/$12M,
Herstelling $12M Grove
$12M, Viligance $3.5M, La
Grange $22M/$10M/$6M. La
Jalousie $8M, Vreed-en-Hoop
$38M, Blankenburg $10M.
plus Berbice and Essequibo
properties, Mc Doom $50M.


ONE i1) stall for sale
Stabroek Market Tel. 645-
COMPLETE modern Gym
and. salon. Call 231-5171.
1 5-PIECE dining set.
almost new. Call 218-0355,
QUALITY bloodline Pit
Bull pus. Contact 216-1305.
compressor for air, tyre work.
Call 680-7910.
BEAUTIFUL pure bred
Pitbull, pups 6 wks old. Contact
# 226-2081.

Bellifd 5to dumnptruckwith
S enclosedtITy
Stable torsecure transport t goids
1Ca 266-211or 609-4594
Doberman (mixed) female 6
mths old. Tel. 223-3444
1 8HP long foot Yamaha
outboard engine. Contact
Vidya 609-9494.
9 WKS pure breed Ridge
back ups. Contact 227-4505,
200 NEW truck tyre liners,
Goodyear, size 20 $600 00
each. 641-2284.
ENGINE head, crankshaft
and other things for 4D 31
engine. 617-0597.
EARTH for sale. Delivery
to spot also Bob Cat rental.
Call 626-7127, B. Pooran.
1 DIESEL fuel injection
pump calibrating machine.
Call for information 665-7529.
3 MONTHS old German
Shepherd pups. Vaccinated
and dewormed 652-4942.
PURE Tibetan puppies (1)
2 yrs. male Tibetan dog. 225-
6832, 612-4355 Natasha.
BEDFORD Turbo TK 330
Y5 tons) dump truck. Contact
el. 220-9914 or 624-1125.
Vista, Office 2007, Corel
Drawl3, Adobe C53. 627-

Trade-in any TDMA
Cell Phone and get

1 -C119

Guyana Variety Store

& Hut Centre

N lleh Sreet- 27-1221
8 Camp & Om Sreetls- 226-4333

37 inches Swimming
Pool";Tablets. PHONE 233-
0608'(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
-Fri. ..
PORE breed rottweiler
puppies 6 weeks old # 650-
8496--home # 216-0045 after
7 pm:
1 STAINLESS steel cane
uice mill. Fitted with Briggs
engine, new. Contact 613-
7l 7f225-1155.
,tRE breed
ROTTWEILER puppies 1 8
month's and 1 -6 weeks old
Both.males. # 227-8028
3 3 STICK gear 290
tractors, in very good
condition. Phone 227-8858 or
231-2789 or 258-0638.
SONY 60" Weca flat
screen television like new
S550 000 negotiable. Call
624-8402. 52503. 54631.

1 Timber Harvester,
Portable Sawmill,
Model # 38 HTE 25.
Fully Hydraulic
Excellent condition.
Contact: 663-7692.
ASSORTED Industrial
Spares. close out sale. Best offer
accepted. Tel. 225-5782. 225-
0502. 609-2302.
PITBULL pups. 8 weeks old.
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact 276-0539. 276-0795.
bag 27" x 30", electric motors.
Serious enquiries only. Contact
DIGITAL Camera, Laptop
and CD Memory card. Call or text
Wayne 689-5685, 651-5089,
SALE ON slate pool table -
large, small, imported and local,
brand new. Tel. 275-0347, 693-
FOR sale one (1) hardly
used Cannon 1600 Photocopier.
Asking price $400 000 or ?
Telephone # 663-1563.
1 PLUCKING machine, 220v
- $60 000, 1 Jailing motorcycle,
100cc $120 000 neg. Call 623-
9173, 669-7200.
1 200 WATTS bridgeable 4/
3 2-ch Amp Pyramid, 1 000 watts,
12" speaker, ony 1 300 CDX car
deck. Contact 689-0225.
DOLLY house (Barbie) $50
000, 60 gallon aquarium with
fishes andpumps on stand-$120
000. Call 624-8402, 225-5239,



241 Soum Road and

Bourda Seet, Georgetown
Tel: 227-7477
Over 35 years experience
We only use Energizer batteries

Kelvinator, used, good
condition, 16 cu. Ft. two-door,
frost free, 110 volts $75 000 for
quick sale. Telephone 641-2372.
1 HONDA 1000 watt
generator. Excellent condition.
rice $40 000. 4 100 gas
bottles $5000 each. 1 wheel
balancing machine, for tyre work
- $40 000. Call 680-7910.
minor work $160 000 Sony 32"
XBR with pipo $150 000, GE 25"
TV working $60 000. Sharp 27"
TV working $70 000. Call 624-
8402, 225-5239, 225-4631.
LARGE commercial display
cooler stainless steel $120 000
large commercial freezer need
minor work $100 000, large
Admiral fridge double door $80
000. Call 624-8402, 225-5239.


(Ideal for lumber
cement, etc.)
One Leyland Hauler
With trailer 40
Leyland trucks
Ford tractor"
German tractors
Business property
on Water Street

Call: 610-0094,
233-2474, 233-2891
For more information

Sale! Sale! Sale! ALL types
of furniture for all classes at
unbeatable price. Free gifts and
transportation at Moraan's
Furniture Store. 167 Charlotte
St.. Ltown. Tel. 226-4129.

PHONE 654-0888 OR 227-6310
PARTS for Driers
Washers. Thermostats. Dumps.
motors, belts, values, knobs, etc
Technician available. Call 622-
1 4-WHEEL ATV almost new
90cc and 1 Kawasaki 1 100 cc
Jet Ski. Price to sell !! Tel. 225-
3808. 225-2873. 226-9029

Csowed p your seccioos

Shepard mixed puppies, six
weeks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. 616-7377, 226-
0931, after 4 pm.
LAP TOP computer
memory (DDR2). going cheap.
One motorized thread mill, one
Weirder Home Gym. Excellent
condition. Contact 623-5492.
HONDA 6000 Generator -
$225 000, Canon Photocopier -
225 000, Xbox $25 000, Play
station 2 $25 000 and more.
Tel. # 644-9690.
2 ELECTRICAL typewriters.
Price $15 000 also, 2 printers.
Price negotiable. Tel. 226-5849,
225-581, 629-3642, 682-5716,
1 HYUNDAI Excel 4 doors
left hand drive, shift gear (ideal
also to set for racing), needs
minor interior work. Price $350
000 neg. Call 695-2130.
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 Fri.

ii i

s.4* 'l" 41 "II3I3 s* v'r n.14 i-i 3i3
Over 20 00Movie titles Available

I'I .'itxjOtill, ,

service. 10-11 Mc Doom Publice
Aunst Launch

Road, EBD. PHONE 233-0608
8 am 4 pm) Mn.to
Gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD. PHONE 233-0608
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
machines $1 500 000 neg.
Diamond water proof sand paper,
1 four-door fridge and 1 stainless
steel freezer. 613-9000.
4 MM 'A" 3/8" '/2"
PLYBOARD. Long boots, rain
coats and suits. Waheed's Gen.
Hardware, 113 Pike St., Kitty.
Tel. 226-7585. Fax: 226-7586.
1 000 PIECES of cellular
phone accessories, new
including some cellular phones.
All for $155 000 new filing files
hangers at $50 000 each L 12
x 10 w .641-2284.
BRAND new sofa & love
seat from Ashley furniture, BBQ
grills, LG Plasma TV and side
y side fridges. All imported
from Miami. Tel. 225-3808. 225-
2873, 226-9029.
PHONE 233-0608 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri.
MF 285 TRACTOR 763
Bobcat, 225 Amps gas welder/
generator. 2-cylinder Lister
diesel engine. 12 KW generator
only. Toyota 2 RZ engine. Toyota
22RE engine. 264-2596.
.1 AVANTI refrigerator.
double door. partially frost, sold
with transformer S65 000 (like
new). 1 20 television set &
DVD player- S25 000. Call 618-
0968. 255-3737. 265-3143.

FOR sale n Barbados -
three 3) 1 42 NatureForm
hocubators Incubation caoacit\
for chickens 42.120 per unit
Also two (2) converted Robbin
Hatchers to NatureForm H-15
hatching capacity for chicken
14.040 per unit. Call to make an
appointment. Telephone 246-
421-2117 or 246-421-1902.
1 2500 watt Honda
generator (like new). 1 16
gallon wetidry vacuum 1 1650
TSI electric pressure washer. 1 -
metal can ramp. 1 computer set
complete with printer. 1 '2
gallon jewellery ultra Sony, 2-
alarm systems. 2 pressure
washer guns. 1 fax machine, 1
- jewelley scale. 1 warmer 15"
x 15" x 30
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,
dust extractors, 3-phase motors,
etc. Tel. 270-6460, 609-7852,




Lay away plan available

SAWMILL equipment gang
saw, clamp and saw sharpener -
110v, USA made feeding roller
on stand to roll wood on electric
winch on stand with gear box -
240v all for $200 000 1 Bedford
spare wheel 900 x 20 8-hole -
35 starter $40 000, 1 Mazda
Titan canter 4-cylinder diesel
engine and gear box minus
head $75 00D, 2 iron safes, 1
large, 1 small need to get keys
both $100 000 fridge and
freezer embrace new
compressors 240v $15 000
each. Owner leaving 641-2284.
1 NEW industrial water
pump on metal frame 240 380
460v 2 /2 inch 50/60 Hz, 5 Hp
motor $100 000 (wash bay)
(chiller), 4 industrial used water
pumps, 2 inch bore, 50/60 Hz -
240 380 460v $30 000 each
(Chiller), 2 new industrial electric
motor 50/60 Hz 240 380 460v
5Hp $60 000, 7.5 Hp $75 000,
1 pressure washer complete 2000
PSI $55 000. 25 KVA
transformer $75 000, 1 large
industrial stabliser for factory work
shop $100 000, 2 drill presses,
English made large $85 000
small $55 000, 11-0 240v a50/
60 Hz, 1 large bench grinder
110v $25 000, 1 cross cut saw
110v $8000,1 edge sander 110v
on stand $25 000, 1 Hammer
mill 110v 110v on stand $80
000, 1 corn cracker mill, 110v on
stand $75 000, 1 large radiator
for 6 8 cylinder engine $50
000. Owner leaving 641-2284.

customised $1.6M. Tel. 648-
125CC. TEL. # 220-1574, 644-
$650 000 NEG. 622-7879.
DIESEL ETC 626-1372. 648-
1 3Y MINIBUS working
condition. Tel. 261-2439. 688-
ONE AT 192 Carina. fully
loaded. PKK Series. Contact
1 TOYOTA Hiace Long
Base. 43 Route minibus. Contac

Sc90 0C0 NEG 65-. ;0:
i1 E 91 Sprmte- PGG
Seres 4,.. po\ierecd Tel 641-
1 AT C-0 CARINA. excellent
conduit o S950 000 neg.
Contact 642-7178


ONE Toyota Carina AT 192,
PJJ Series $1 450 000 neg.
Call 668-3902
LEXUS LS 400. every option
excellent condition $10 million
negotiable. 225-1060.
PAJERO 3000 excellent
condition. Bargain $4 million
- 220-6011. 614-4730.
1 3-TON MCC canter (new
model), 1 AT 150 Toyota.
Contact 222-5123 Shammie.
1 TOYOTA Pick up -
manual 4 x 4 $750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
TOYOTA RZ Long Base in
working condition $1 150 000
ne95 Tel. 220-4103, Cell 655-
RZ SUPER Custom. 2RZ
engine, full powered. Excellent
condition. Sheriff St. 624-6814.
1 RAV-4 1998 model crystal
lights 18" chrome rims, boom
box PHH Series. Tel. # 641-

ONE Toyota Hiace RZ
minibus Long Base, mags etc.
Excellent condition $1.4M.
Tel. 616-9884.
D5 Caterpillar, Hi h-trac
heavy-duty ram plow, 20 disc. All
for bargain $4 million. Call
220-6011, 614-4730.
NISSAN pick up (D 21
excellent condition -$675 000
neg. Tel. 227-5953, 656-2222,
sale. Call 223-0363 225-3138,
680-7527, 647-3197.
1 212 CARINA,
immaculate condition fully
powered mags, music. Call 225-
4500, 225-9920.
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, just arrived.
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-



AT 192, AT 170
SV 30, SV 40
225-9700; 823-9972

233-2338 or 809-6000

ONE AT 192. PKK Series,
fully powered, mags. AC. music.
one and half month old. Tel. #
642-3185. 665-8963.
2 EFI RZ. BJJ 3084. Price -
$1 575 000 & BHH 6182 $1
475 000. Music. mag. AC. hardly
used. Tel. # 626-9780 & 664-

L'ST \cuir \ehicles toi salc
X\ t;h Atl!nfic Reilt\1 and Autcs
STes Tel 226-9731 o? 6.'-
ONE AT 192 Ca.liin
AuLtomalic !till, po'\\eied 0AC
maas. misic Tel 256-3,16 or
1 TOi OTA RAV-4 (3-door\
4-\,heel dri\e. ultomatic. tully
Dowered AC. mag nms Price -
S1 8M. Contact Rockv 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
automatic excellent conditions
Price 800 000 neq. 1 YZ
grass track bike. Model 96. Price
- 300 000 neg 613-1588. 642-
1 MITSUBISHI (7-seater)
minibus (PHH series).
automatic. AC. mag rims. never
work hire. Price $1.1M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400,





Behind Brickdam
Police Station

1 TOYOTA SV 40 Camry -
automatic, fully powered AC,
17" chrome mag rims, bVD,
Mp3, CD players alarm Price -
$2.6M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
2 EP 71 Toyota Starlets
(Turbo), 2-door, manual and
automatic. Fully powered, AC,
alarm CD player, spoiler. Price
- $750 000 each. contact Rocky
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (4-
door), PHH Series, manual, fully
powered, AC, mags. Price $950
000. Contact Rocky #225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
Pick up (4 x 4), automatic, fully
power AC, mag rims, CD player
(diesel engine) 2L Turbo. Price
- $2.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
CARINA 212 old and new
models, fully powered with fog
lamps from Japan. 74 Sheriff
St.- 226-9109.

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Mag rims,

music set, etc.

sunroof, excellent condition -
$1.1 million negotiable. BMW
528E fully equipped, sun roof
good condition $650 000
negotiable. 225-1060.
1 SHORT Base hardly used
EFI, RZ. BJJ 3084, music,
mas, AC. Price $1.6M. Tel.
626-9780. 664-9300.
ARRIVING soon 2002 -
2003 model Tacoma. Contact
B & B Auto Sales. Ask for Fizul.
Tel. # 592-216-0578, 684-7631.
RAV 4L excellent
condition, crash bar. side bar.
rear bar. roof rack. 16" chrome
rims. alarm, music. Contact 256-
3542 or 621-9185.


MITSUBISHI Canter truck
Long Base. wide 6-speed
gearbox, 16 tyres AC. new.
from Japan. 74 Sheriff St -
TOYOTA Hilux Pick up
Extra Cab. 4x4 diesel engine.
fully powered AC. CD maqs
Bedliner. GJJ Series S2.8 l
neg. Call 276-0313. 626-1141.

fully powered
only 15000 miles,
leather seats -
$3.9 million
PKK 6446.
Tel. 225-5239,

EP 91 TURBO Starlet,
Sunroof, mag rims, AC, fully
powered, fog lamps, big
exhaust, never registered, from
Japan. 74 Sheriff St. 226-
RZ LONG Base bus, 4 x 4
IKZ diesel, manual 6-hole
front and rear, AC, 98 model,
fresh from Japan. 74 Sheriff St.
- 226-9109.
TOYOTA 4-Runner $2M,
Toyota Mk II $2.7M. Dolly's
Auto Rental, 272 BissessarAve,
Prashad Nagar. Tel. 225-7126.
ONE AE 81 for sale,
excellent condition. Mas., CD
player etc. Price $550 000
neg. Tel. 265-3298 or 645-


Need any


of used


to buy.

MARINO $1M, 210
Corona $1.8M RAV-4 rims,
DVD, etc. $3.2M, Toyota
Tacoma 02 $3.5M. Unique
Auto Sales 647-0856.
1 TOYOTA Marino -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags. CD player, spoiler,
excellent condition. Price -
$975 000 neg. Tel. 613-4536,
1 TOYOTA 192 Carina
PKK Series, 2 months old
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims $1 675 000. Price
negotiable. Tel. 686-5002,
NEW Corolla AE 100
110. 111, Carina AT 192, AT
212, Lancer, RZ Bus $1M
down payment. Also available
$450 000 down payment. Call
1 TOYOTA Chaser car back
wheel drive, manual, one
owner, never in hire $350 000,
pay down $250 000 and drive.
Excellent condition. 1 Toyota
pick up 2 x 4 Single Cab -
350 000, pay down $250 000
and drive. Call 680-7910.
227-1988, 623-6431. Toyota
GGG, mini-bus Long Base.
high top $1.3M. Toyota
Tundra Guyana s # 1
Immaculate condition $5M,
Hilux Surf 4-Runner $2.3M/
$2M. Izusu Trooper- $800 000.
Toyota Corolla $750 000.

I1 Z MINiBU S Suce,
-ustor- EF, .a;:- -' s a ar-
nags BHH Series Dnone 268-
39a3 612-5419

1 Lite Ace small bus,
Moon Roof,Mags,
Automatic beautiful
for family uses

1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mags, crash bar S2.1M (4 x 4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-
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

Behind Brickdam
Police Station.

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 AT 170 Toyota Corona
(full light), automatic, fully
powered, A/c, CD player. Price
- $875 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5900.
1 TOYOTA (3-ton -
double wheel) Canter (long
tray), diesel, manual with
Rails. Price- $1.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-



co ? 1I, a 10110 Hadfieid e
3 hinj Brilkdmn Pbcii Slii:rl

1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual,
fully powered. tape. mag rims.
Price $500 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-

C E e: '.',e M c
so" ea, -
Teo 225-536: o :-6-2990

Te c-2 c .-

FORD :;.: :'- neez menor
''.o S:c as s S40C 000 cash
Tel 55239 27 -67 624-8402
NISSAN La-rel ran- e '-a
au:omat:c 'i pc.',erec
000 Tel 225-5239 22 -
BM%\ 32, Conertible Sports
car fully powered onl\ 280-00
miles S1.9M 225-5239. 227-
7677 62--8-'02
LINCOLN town car full\
powered excellent condition.
perfect for family S2 9M1 tel 225-
239. 227-777- 624-S402.
1 TOYOTA EP 82 Starlet
(2- door) automatic, fully
powered. AC. mag rims. hardly
used Price- S975 000 Contact
Rocky # 621-5902. 225-1400.
2005 FORD NMondeo Wagon
fully powered only 15000 miles
leather seats- S3.9 million PKK
- 6446. Tel. 225-5239. 227-
7677, 624-8402



Behind Brickdam
Police Station

Series automatic, negotiable -
$320 000. Contact Anl on 625-
4273, 227-8130, 220-4508.
ONE White RZ minibus
number, BHH 6831, five-forward
ear box. Price $1.8M neg.
Contact Tel. # 225-8495.
AT 212 & 192 CARINA, AE
100 Ceres EP 92 Starlet Glanza,
621-6037, 227-2834.
Series, music mags, auto, EFI,
excellent condition. Price $780
000 neg. 646-6166, 220-1552.
2 KIDS 90cc ATV. 1 Toyota
Tacoma with 20" rims. Just
sprayed, 1 F 150 Sports with rims,
2000 model. Call J@ 618-0091.
doors automatic, fully powered,
AC, alarm, PHH Series. Contact
Paul 623-4841, 223-4026, 623-
TOYOTA Hilux 4WD Extra
Cab Pick-up 2001 5L MT,4WD
2002 IKZ MT, 4 WD 2b003 -
IKD MT & AUT 4WD. Tel. 688-
Series, EFI crystal headlights,
crystal fog lamps, chrome rims,
music, air-brush. Contact 680-
3436, 269-0258, 627-7017.
doors), automatic, fully powered,
AC, mags. CD player, (Diesel
engine). Price $2M. Contact
Roy 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 F/powered
with mags, roof rack, roller cars
and crash bar. etc. PJJ Series in
excellent condition. Price -
$2.8M neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-
LINCOLN Town car stretch
limousine as a going concern
only one in Guyana equip with
all modern features, start making
money. Call Exotic Rentals 225-
5239, 54631. 624-8402.
1 RHD 1991 Toyota 4-Run-
ner V6 engine very good condi-
tion, AC, tape, CD player, roof
rack. crash bar, moon roof -
$4.5M neg. Tel. 226-3500 (w).
222-2849 (h), Cell 622-1671.
DEAWOO 850 Bob cats,
caterpillar CA 25 Dyna PAC road
roller. Mack 17 ton freezer truck,
55C Hanomag front end loader.
85 KVA Lister generator 220-
440 volts. Contact B & B Auto
Sales. Ask for Fizul. Tel. # 592-
216-0578, 684-7631

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asr' C 'a Auto Sa les
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A rt & roe "q e Tel. -25-
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mag rims,

fully loaded

TOYOTA Solona, Toyota
Camry SV41, Toyota RAV-4,
Toyota Carina/Corona AT 212,
A 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
EFI, Toyota Town Ace 9-seater,
Toyota Dyna 1 '/2 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 vehicle.
1 TOYOTA Hilux enclosed
van needs some body work
engine suspension excellent stick
gear power steering driving
condition $375 000, 1 Toyota
KT 147 Wagon private use stick
gear $375 000. 1 Toyota Land
Cruiser FJ80 x 500 cc, fully
powered, PJJ Series $8.6M,
excellent condition. Must see. 1
English made Morris Marina,
never registered, automatic -
$700 000, 1 small Vanette
minibus needs some body work
driving condition $325 000, 1
canter Nissan diesel 6-cylinder 3-
ton open back steel tray double
back wheel, GDD Series- $1.1M.
Owner migrating 641-2284.


2 Toyota Fun Cargo,
TV, DVD, Radio
2 Toyota Tundra
V6 and V8
Toyota Carina 192
and 212
Corolla NZE &
Honda SUV1 mini van

PHONE 231-2789 OR 227-8858.
$190/BM. CALL 261-3055.
CARPENTER $3 000 and
Labourers $2 000. Contact 647-
URGENTLY Waitresses,
attractive salary. Contact Tel. #
697-4618. 660-7376.

RD ER -E '

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0 --aS6 233

a-C Porters Acpi\ Sa'" \
'. ar'et\ Store To, = 226-"-
9044 691-1036
SKILL owners. uphoiser,\
workers. lathe turners. Hiah rate
paid Call 220-7132 tan\iime)
BOYS with motorc\lce to j
deli\erenes etc. and one Genera,
Domestic Help. Call 225:2598
TO buv or rent land or house
in Hope LCc land Dutch Four
Nootenzuii area. Call 22.-32S?
or 623-9852.
ONE Tovota AE 100 Co-o11a
Sprinter motor car in cooo
condition to buy. Contact 662-
0872. 613-4444.
ONE Cook to make purn eac
ball. fish cake. one female 1
work in shop Contact Lee's
Snackette. Tel. 231-1272
EXPERIENCED Dri\ers \ith
knowledge ot dispatching for a
reputable taxi service. Call
Jeffrey 622-8350 or 227-7746
ONE Salesgirl, age 18 25
Must be honest and willing to
work long hours. SaTarv
attractive. Text name &
telephone # to 651-8511.
tools salary $3000 daily. Apply
Guyana Variety Store & Nut
Centre, 68 Robb Street,
Lacytown. G./town.
Apply with handwritten
application to Regent Household
Electronics 143 Regent Road.
Bourda. Tel. # 227-4402.
Apply with handwritten
application to Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent Road.
Bourda. Tel. # 227-4402.
LIVE in domestic go and
come no cooking general house
work. Apply in person Guyana
variety Store 68 Robb St.,
Lacytown, G/town ask for Devi.
ONE mature supervisor/sales
must have experience and
qualification. Apply Guyana
Variety Store & Nut Centre, 68
Robb Street, Lacytown.
ONE Live-in Domestic.
Preferably from country area,
age between-25 and 45 yrs. Call
621-3865, 616-2593.
ONE part-time Office
Assistant. Must have bicycle or
motorcycle and one part-time
Maid. Call 227-3817. Attractive
wages offered.
BAR Attendant/Salesgirl to
work in Bar, 3 am to 11 pm,
Barber to work in G/town. Call
227-3674, 622-2442.
WANTED urgently.
Carpenters, Tilers, masons,
plumbers. Experience on
advantage. Call 695-6918 or
645-3479 for further information.
MATURE Domestic Help,
referably from West Demerara.
Light duties. Call 623-1033
during working hours or 263-
5809 afterwards.
CONTACT 1-284-499-6139. IF

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ON_ "-.0:..e .\ e-,n Ba" \-
st :e- c". o'e pait-: me
Don'es: Mjst ht \e
e\rexPeree Contact Dji'ana

ONE arta-ttie Bab\-si:,te
with e\e'e en'ce to \orkK fl-oml
12 hrs to 8 pm Monda\ to
Frda' C ntact Dawn 6n -
Sartencer \Waitress Ap,\ I
Eaales Restaurant and B.r
r-obt Street
LIRGENTL' needed L\e-
in Waitress to work in bar
Attractive salary offered
Contact 259-0574
EXTERNAL experienced,
Salesperson Apply Bissin s
Tradina 94 King Street Tel
r 227 3206 Preferably triom
PUMP Attendants at Esso
Me Doom Must have ID Crii
NIS Caic and two references
CONTRACT cars. Dr;\,els
and Dispatchers needed .t
Classic Cabs. Contact 226-
7268 or 621-1548.
ONE Diesel Mechanic to
work in the Interior. Must be
flexible. Salary
commensurate with
experience. # 625-2973. 227-
ONE mature experienced
door-to-door Salesman. Must
be hard working. For more
information, call # 222-3027,
612-7290, 694-6737.
boys, hard working & pleasant.
Applyin person Daswaneys,
225-834 St., Lacytown. Tel.
SEWING machine
Operators for Garment Factory.
Porters, Gardeners Carpenters
and Mason. D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park, 225-4492. 225-
ONE able-bodied
handyboy. Age 18 20 yrs.
Preferably with wood working
experience. Apply with
reference at Morgan's
Furniture Store, 167 Charlotte
Street, L/town. 226-4129.
WELDERS, Mechanic and
machinist to work overseas.
Must be qualified, send resume
with contact # and be available
for an interview on October i
30' in Georgetow.n For more
information, call 661-4923 -
BAY MAN. Apply in person
with written application at
Texaco, Vlissengen Road.
TO work in restaurant
Driver/Porter between ages 3C ,
and 45. valid Licence for mini
bus/car and Police Clearance,
1 Butcher Must be able to work
flexible hours. 12 handymen.
experience in gardening/
constructing, etc. Send
application To The Manager
P.O. Box 101306.

the most % 'iiel y


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SUNDAY CHRONIC'6 ctbe'r i"1' 007


Greaves wins Hand-in-

Hand feature 35-lap race

By Michael DaSilva

,UYANA'S promising world
',ater Alonzo Greaves regis-
-red one hour 25 minutes
2.2 seconds in winning the
nature 35-lap event of the
iland-in-Hand-sponsored 11-
lace Cycle Programme in the
national Park yesterday.
Greaves also won four of
.ie eight prime prizes that were
p for grabs, and in the process.
utsprinted second plaie fin-

r f^ 1 .'
** *


sher John Charles to win the
feature event with approxi-
nately 15 metres in hand.
lharles won three prime prizes
while third place finisher Darnen
\lien won the other.
:i ftcen-year-old Christo
)her IHolder ended fourth.
I'vrone Conway fifth and Ossic
xdwards sixth.
Before making the presnla-
ion of prizes to the respective
.inners. Sales Manager of
land-in-Hand. Colin Welcomlc.
congratulated thie winners and
osers of the various events and
,Iledgcd his company's contin-
Sied support for the event.
Event organiser
Mohamed thanked the spon-

I Z- -IUKY nouse with
large land space, corner lot
at Edinburgh, East Bank
Berbice. Tel. 265-3419.
622-3879 Ahdy

GOING business -place
e, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
full rilled in N/A Call 333-
25 .__
UPPER flat of' two-
storeyed building .for
business purposes located
in Coburg Streef (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634
BUSINESS premises at
Edinburgh Village, near Main
entrance to Glasgow Housing
Scheme. Prime hardware
business in operation. For more
details call, owner on 333-

sors for their continued sup-
port and congratulated all the
participants for supporting
the activity.
According to Mohamed. the
insurance company honoured a1
commitment made last year (4th
edition) by donating four spank-
ing new cycles to BMX riders
and these were donated to
Akeem Lakon. Crystal
Blackman and Russel
Humphrey who were all mem-
bers of the National Sports
Commission's Teach Them
Young Cycle Programme that
has been organised by
Mohamed for the past 31 years
and from which some of
Guyana's top cyclists, including
Hector Edwards, Byron and
Bertam James. Noel Fiedtkou.
Dwayne Gibbs. Godfrey
Pollydorc. Linden Dowridge.
Tony Sibbs and Junior Niles.
Welcome in a brief ad-
dress stated that his company
is always pleased to be asso-
ciated with the development
of sports in Guyana, espe-
cially when it involves the
country's youths.
He said Hand-in-Hand is
pleased to be involved with the
cycling programme and will con-
tinue to support it in the future.
In yesterday's feature
event. Shane Boodhram set the
pace from the start but was
joined up front by Greaves who
went oin to take the first prime
and sub'.eqiuentlv opened a
sizeahbe lead over his rivals aand
led lor six laps until he was
sucked in by the main chasing
pack which included Allen.
Holder. Edwards. Conwva\.
L'nzo Matthews and ('hris
Pe'rsaud w\ho. after going on a
subsequent break with Charles.
packed up after falling off his
cycle after about 10 laps were
Charles and Greaves \went
on to overtake the chasing pack

building, newly built in the
heart of NLew Amsterdam.
Price reduced
drastically. Call. 333-

OXYGEN and Acetylene
Industrial Gases. #58 Village,
Corentyne, Berbice. Phone
338-2221 & 338-2335 (David

GX'90 MARK 11, in
ood condition. Contact
339-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI) automatic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-

and came home in a battle for
the top two positions which
Greaves won.
In other results from the
day's programme. Neil
Reece, the lone competitor in
the Boys 12-14 years three-
lap race, was declared the
winner, while Kennard Lovell
won the veterans Under-45
years of age five-lap race.
Aubrey Gravesande won
the veterans Over-45 five-lap
event from Anthony Farinha and
Maurice Fagundes respectively:
Holder won the juveniles 10-lap
race from Scott Savory and
Enzo Matthews respectively.
Victor Persaud was the winner
of the five-lap race for upright
cyclists, while Andrea Petty
was second and Shawn Frank
was third.

Raymond Perez won the
Boys 6-9 years two-lap race
from Jude Lewis while An-
thony Freeman was the win-
ner of the BMX Boys 9-12
years three-lap affair. Second
was Matthew Vanvield and V.
Rudemdeo third.
Reece won the BMX Bo\ys
12-14 years old three-lap race
from Asif Shaw and K.
McKenzie respectively while
Blackman continues to domi-
nate the BMX Girls 6-12 one-
lap race..
Meanwhile. Mohamed will
conduct the Annual Carlton
Wheelers 29-race track
programme at the Everest
ground. beginning at noon today.
All of the country's top
riders are expected to be on

Drug education for

KFC Cup players
BRIDGETOWN,. Barbados (CMC) T'he \est Indies
Cricket Board (NWICB) will conduct a drug-education
programme for players ahead of the KFC Cup West Indies
limited-over cricket tournament which bowls off tuesday
in Guyana.
Dr Adrian Lorde. a member of the World Anti-Doping
Agency (WADA). will be lecturing to players from seven of
the eight teams participating in the region's premier one-day
The interaction will take place today and players will re-
ceive information on the list of banned substances and other
important details. Members of the Barbados team had a ses-
sion with Dr Lorde earlier in the week.
The WICB. however, are yet to confirm whether there will
be drug-testing during the KFC Cup or the Carib Beer Series
which will be played early next year.
The teams participating in the KFC Cup are Guyana.
Trinidad and Tobago. Leeward Islands, Windward Islands. Bar-
bados. Jamaica, the West Indies Under-19s and the Combined
Universities and Colleges.
The preliminary round will be played in Guyana from
October 16 to 21 while the semi-finals and final will be
played on October 25, 26 and 28, under lights at the 3Ws
Oval, UWI Cave Hill Campus here.

Johnson hits unbeaten 102; Nedd grabs five for 17

By Ravendra Madholall

DEMERARA Cricket Club
(DCC) thrashed Transport
Sports Club (TSC) by an in-


nings and 15 runs despite a
hiccup late yesterday at the
DCC ground in Queenstown.
as the penultimate day ended
in the Georgetown Cricket
Association Cellink Plus Cup
three-day first division third
round cricket competition.
TSC skipper Kevin Ross

conceded his team's second in-
nings in fading light after he was
determined that the game should
not go beyond 17:00 h but the
two ruling umpires Colin Alfred
and Michael McKenzie. took it
to 17:25 h.
TSC had resumed yester-
day morning in a precarious po-
sition at 31 for three and wcre
dismissed forI 103 \\ith former
national off-spinner Gavin Nedd
being the chief wicket-taker.
bagging five for 17 from eleven
Travis Blyden who \was
over-week on 24 went on to
score 51 which included
seven fours and a solitary six
while Nedd was nicely sup-
ported by off-spinner Dennis
Squires who took two for 25
and national fast bowler
Trevon Garrawav with two for
Needing 169 to make the
home team bat for a second
time. TSC did not capitalise on
a solid foundation laid by
Blvden who made 27 (4x4) and
57 from right-handed
Chandrashekar Persaud who hit
three sixes nd six fours with an

opening stand of 64 while Shane
Cummings chipped in with 29
At one stage TSC were
coasting on 120 for three but
the experienced Nedd and
Squires again ripped through
the fragile middle-order with
the latter ending with im-
pressive figures of four for 15
from 7.2 overs and the 35-
year-old Nedd claiming three
for 29 to end with a match-
haul of eight for 46.
Garrami\ \ who howled with
pace yesterday afternoon col-
lected two for 44 to ol'ler valu-
able support to Squires and
Nedd. DCC now have
At the Police Sports Club
ground. Gu\ Nna National Indus-
trial Corporation (GNIC)
whipped Gandhi Youth
Organisation (GYO) also in two
days beating them by an innings
and 86 runs.
GNIC resumed on the
second day comfortably
placed at 252 for six after de-
molishing GYO for a paltry
67 in their first innings.
Richard Chautira who was
on 35 over-week made a fine 86
which included eight fours and
a six while his partner David
Dick who was on twelve went
on to score 50 with four fours
and a six.
Leg-spinner Carl Bowen
snatched three for 67 and me-
dium pacer Andrew Durant
nabbed two for 42 bowling for.
GYO, whose second innings
batting was almost as disas-.
trous, folding for 99, with
Bowen again showing resis-
tance with 27, comprising
three fours and a six and An-
drew Stoll 22 (2x6).
National fast bowler Rayon
Griffith took two for 22, former
Guyana Under-19 fast bowler
Ryan Hercules two for 23 and
Chaturia two for 24, bowling
for GNIC Who have 30 points.
At Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) ground, Bourda, the
home team are 274 for six with
national middle-order batsman
Leon Johnson unbeaten on 102

- the third century in the com-
petition, joining DCC's Travis
Dowlin (134) and Everest's
Chris Patadin's 100.
Johnson received good
assistance from national Un-
der-19 batsman Vishal Singh
who made 60 with seven
fours and a six and 39 (7x4)
and 28 (5x4) from Robin
Bacchus and Ravi Sarwan re-
spectively against Police wlho
were earlier bowled for 220.
Medium pacer Trevor Beinn
has taken Ihree for 95 \while fais
bo\\ lei Garilield Morris lihas col-
lected t\\o for 54 so l aru o\\l
ing for tihe cops who resllumed
on 201 lor nine with Morris oil
nine. Morris evecntualli\ matle
26 which included three lI nos .is
leg-spinner Johnson took tlhcc
for 44 and another leg-spinner.
Ricardo Jadunauth,. claimed
three for 45 and medium paccr
Trevor Hlnry two for 33.
And over at the
Malteenoes Sports Club
(.MSC) ground at Thomas
Lands, the home team are
seeking full points from
Everest who are in their sec-
ond appearance reaching 44
without loss after they
crumbled for 91 in their first
Joseph Perry made 31 (3\4)
as off-spinner and skipper Orin
Forde claimed ilrce for 20. oflf-
Sspinner Lennox Cush'two for
one and medium pacer Delroy
..George two for 1.2.
MSC, resuming on 223 for
six, reached 307 with Dcon
Ferrier 55 while his over-week
partner Elton Adams weighed in
with 36.(5x4) and 36 (2x4. 2x6)
from national Under-19 all-
rounder Clive Andries. Left-arm
spinner Sauid Drepaul bagged
five for 98 from 34 overs'while
Sohan Raganandan took two for
When the match resumes
today, the not-out batsmen
are Raakesh Goberdhan on
29 with two sixes and three
fours and Guyana Under-19
opening batsman Patadin on
13. They need a further 206
runs to make MSC bat again '

Ten teams record wins in West

Dem Hand-in-Hand cricket
TEN teams recorded victories in the West Demerara zone
in the Hand-in-Hand 50-over second division cricket com-
petition after two weeks were completed in the West
Demerara Cricket Association.
Canal Number Two playing.on their home ground defeated
Western United In a low-scoring encounter. Batting first. Canal
Number Two scored 147 all out in 28 overs with Steye Sookdeo
being the main destroyer for Western United picking up three.
for 23 from seven overs.
.Ray Richards supported well also picking up three for
65 from his allotted eight overs while Vibert Vyphuis con-
tributed 48 in his stance for Canal Number Two.
In their reply, Western United crumbled for 107 in 32 overs
despite- being in a solid position at 80 for three. Vyphuis was
again in action taking four for 28 from eight overs. Western
United's Devon Cummings made 28.
Other teams registered victories in the competition were:
Uitvugtf Leonora, Meten-Meer-Zorg West, Meten-Meer-Zorg
East, Cultural, Canal Number Two Cricket Club, Versailles,
McGilland Wales. -
The first round games for the other teams are set for
today at various venues across the coast.

SUI AY ..... .... ......
CHR0#IULI tober t ,. 2007

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14, 2007 27


Wilkinson kicks England ... Pakistan will take tim

From back page

were hammered 36-0 by
South Africa in the pool
stage, emulated Australia as
the only team to reach suc-
cessive finals.
They will try to go one
step further in the October 20
title match against the winners
of today's semi-final between
South Africa and Argentina
(1900 GMT).
"What a brilliant day, a
fantastic week," England cap-
tain Phil Vickery told ITV
television. "To beat France in
France in a World Cup semi-
final is a huge effort from ev-
France, who were a point
ahead when Wilkinson passed
his second penalty with five
minutes left before wrapping it
up with his drop goal, had to be
content with three penalties
from flyhalf Lionel Beauxis.

On a dry evening on the
outskirts of Paris, France, los-
ing finalists in 1987 and 1999,
could not avenge a semi-final
defeat by England in the 2003
World Cup on a rainy night in
Sydney when Wilkinson kicked
all England's points.
"It came down to very
little,".France captain Raphael
Ibanez, who was also on the
pitch four years ago, told
French television.

"We had the will and the
right mindset but our finish
was not good enough.
"We had a bad start to the
tournament and showed a lot of
courage after that but it was not
enough," said the veteran
hooker, referring to France's up-
set loss to Argentina in the
opening game of the tourna-
"It's hard to swallow but
that's sport. Well done, En-
England made a good start.
France fullback Damien Traille
hesitating under a kick from En-
gland scrumhalf Andy
Gomarsall and Lewsey seizing
the ball, resisting Traille's tackle
and touching down in the left
corer to give his side the lead.
Wilkinson missed a tricky
conversion and France reduced
the arrears six minutes later
through a Beauxis penalty be-
fore capturing the lead with an-
other one from nearly 50 metres
that followed a scrum infringe-
ment by England in the 18th

Six minutes later, lock
Fabien Pelous left the pitch af-
ter sustaining a rib injury in a
clash and was replaced by the
powerful Sebastien Chabal.
Wilkinson then missed a
long-range penalty and France
changed ends leading 6-5 after a

From back page
problems in making the 147-pound welterweight limit he
moved up to junior middleweight in 2005.
Lewis has been in the ring only once for the year when he defeated
Denny Dalton in April to take the national junior middleweight title.
Frank is rated 11th by the International Boxing Federa-
tion. He is a 38-year-old warrior (two years older than Lewis)
who many at home believe would have given Lewis a tough
time when while he was world champion.
A denizen of the USA for the past 16 years, Frank is 23-5-
1 (13 KOs) and like Lewis fought for a world welterweight title.
"Of course we will want the Guyana junior middleweight title
on the line when we fight Lewis. These are two seasoned campaign-
ers and 1 can promise that it would be one of the best fights in
Guyana in a long time.
However, it is all in Lumumba's and Lewis' hands now. It
would only take one phone call and Guyana will have a de.
served treat," Frank's corner declared.

The wife, children and other
relatives of the late
express their sincere thanks and
appreciation to all those who
sympathized and supported them
during their time of loss and

Ma vyou be blessed
j___ _______

tense first half featuring poor
place kicking from both sides
and little to thrill the 80 000
France put England under
sustained pressure early in the
second half and were rewarded
by three more points from
Beauxis's boot.
England responded .by
bravely charging forward and a
Wilkinson penalty, his first
points after three misses, put
them just one point behind on
48 minutes.
Suffering in the scrums but
dominating in the lineouts and
defending bravely. France held
on to their lead until England,
who showed more initiative in
the second half, received the
help they needed from their
ever reliable number 10.
Feeling France needed sup-
port, the crowd started singing
the French anthem, the
Marseillaise, with their team a
point ahead with a few minutes
Then Wilkinson struck
twice and only the 30 000 En-
gland contingent at the Stade
de France went wild, courtesy
of a man who again lived up
to his reputation for never
letting them down.

Inzamam Lawson

KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) Pakistan coach
Geoff Lawson believes it will
take a long time for the team
to mould a replacement for
retired batsman and former

ment for Inzamam. He \was a
class player Nwith experience
which comes with time."
The fonrer Australia bowler
added it would be unfair to ex-
pect any of the current crop of

PAKISTAN'S Inzamam-ul-Haq gestures after playing on the
fifth day of their second Test cricket match against South

Africa at Gaddafi Stadium
skipper Inzaman-ul-Haq.
The 37-year-old premier
batsman finished his playing ca-
reer in the drawn second Test
against South Africa on Friday,
falling three runs short of be-
coming the country's highest
"It is not going to happen
overnight," Lawson told report-
"It will take a year or two
before we can find a replace-

in Memorim of our beloved mother BELDORA AILEEN
SSARGEANT formerlyof 161 Crown St., Q/town
BornOctober18.1910 Died August29.2006

The 186 IAugusl is a day and monlh we wil ever logetl. Wlten d saw
you were getting tired and took your pains away adm give yoa r tL
One year has gone since that sad day but you are not forgotten
We thank god for the dedication you have shown us as our mother
A day does not pass without us thinking about you
We continue to gain strength from your precious legacy of memories you have left with u
S Sadly missed by her daughters Pamela, Patricia, Karen &
Belated Erica, granddaughter Maxine and other great
grand children, relatives and friends.

sunrise 8-5-1961
Sunset 13-10-2005

In loving memory of
Second St., Grove, HIS East i
Bank Demerara.
Two silence years have gone since that sad day
We did not know the pain you had
OR hear your final sigh \
We only know your life was over
Without a last good bye -
SGod knew you had to leave us
But you didn't go alone uis
For a part of each of us went with you W
The afternoon God took you home
STo some you will soon be forgotten
1'.f To others just a part of the past I
i z- But to us who love and lost you
Your memory will always last
God gave us strength to face it and
Courage to bear the blow
But hat it meant to loose you
No one will ever know
Sadly missed by his wife Radhika and his only
son Aditya Madhoo Singh and other relatives
and friends.

ie to replace

pla., ers in line but the\ \\ ill takce
time to mature and establish
themselves as Inzunamn did him
self." Lawson said.
lnzamam retired after scot
ing 8 830 nins in Tests and I1
739 in one-day international,
but bv only accumulating 17 in
his final two innings, the bats
nman was unable to pass Ja\edO
Miandad's record aggregate of '
Miandad led the tributes foi
Inzaman yesterday..
"I was expecting him It
break my record. I would ha\s
been happy if he had done I
because I have had a teachei
student relationship with him."
Miandad told Reuters.
"Given his service to Paki
stan cricket and the quality
player that he was. he deser\ci
the record. I enjoyed watchinii
him bat."
Miandad, who captained
the side when Inzaman.
made his debut in 1992, sail
it was a sad reflection on th(
state of Pakistani cricket that
it was not producing mort
players of his stature.
"We need to look at our
,system and ensure we groon
more quality batsmen for
better future."

all those who

in Lahore.. (REUTERS/Zahid

players to start matching
Inzamam's batting exploits im-
"There are a couple of good

The wife, son, his
family and other
relatives of the late
would like to thank

attended the wake, funeral, sent
wreaths, cards, telephoned or assisted
them in any other way during their
time of grief.


IN Memorial
aka BURT
sunrise 4t' Feb. 1980
Sunset 13'"' Oct. 2006

One year has passed since that sad and faithful du/
When you were so suddenly called away
Your going leaves a heartache no one can heal
But your memories are treasures no one can steal
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered each and every day
No amount of tears or words could ever say
Just how much we all miss you every day
Sadly missed by his loving parents Margaret and
George, brothers Kenard and Raymond, sons- David
and Brandon, sisters-in-laws Audrey and Jane,
nephews Terrence and Kevin nieces Natalie and Shania
and friends too numerous to mention.
May Allah grant his soul eternal peace and rest

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Albion, Rose Hall Town clash in Neal & Massy final today

By Vemen Walter

THE Albion Community
Centre ground is expected to
come alive not just for
Tuesday's 2007/2008 KFC
Cup opener between Guyana
and the Windward Islands
but for the clash between the
two powerhouses in local first
division cricket, Albion Com-
munity Centre and Rose Hall
Town Windies Sports Bar, in
the Berbice Zone final of the
2007 Neal and Massy na-
tional 40 overs cricket com-
Notwithstanding both
teams are already through to the
national semifinals, since
Berbice earned the privilege of
having two teams in the final
four show down as a result of
Albion being the defending
champions, a fascinating battle
is anticipated, especially, given
that the winner will be crowned
the Berbice champions and at
the same time will have the op-
portunity to meet the Essequibo
Zone winner, who most likely
will not be too hot an opposi-
tion in the countrywide semifi-
Fresh from their Isaac
Bissoon three-day triumph, a
week ago, and with three con-
secutive national limited overs
titles at this level in 2005/2006,
Albion undoubtedly, have been
the most dominant first division
team in Guyana within the past

two years or so and certainly
will be aiming to maintain their
already dazzling reputation
with another sizzling perfor-
However, coming up
against a full-strength Rose
Hall Town team, winners of
the 2004 Baron Foods and
2005 Neal and Massy na-
tional titles, the home team
will have to produce a clini-
cal display, if they are to get
past their opponents.
With both teams boasting
several of the country's top
cricketers and having played top
quality cricket all through the
tournament so far, including
comprehensive semi-final wins,
it is very difficult to single out
a favourite, although Albion
may just have their noses ahead
psychologically, having proved
the better two teams in recent
Rain denied any possibility
of play, when the two teams
were to meet in the preliminary
stages but in four limited-over
encounters between the sides
within the last 20 months.
Albion have had 100% winning
record while prior to that, they
have only been beaten by Rose
Hall Town on four occasions.
With the availability of all
their top cricketers including
the Crandon brothers, Esaun
and Royston, the in-form
Assad Fudadin and veteran
Andre Percival, Rose Hall

Town's formidable line-up
includes several other play-
ers who represented Guyana
at the youth level.
Rovston Crandon and his
Guyana team mate Fudadin Nwill
spearhead the batting that also


includes Percival and Esaun
Crandon, the likes of openers
Delbert Hicks and Renwrick
Batson, the dependable Khemraj
Mahadeo and Michael
Esaun Crandon. together
with fellow paceman Leyland
Edwards, left-arm-spinners Suraj
Paltoo and the off-spinners
Percival, Mahadeo, Royston
Crandon and Troy Matheison
are the men, Rose Hall Town will
be banking on to do the trick for
them with the ball.
Albion on the other hand

'- I ...

The NIS plans to undertake Extension Works

on its branch office located at Lot 6, Camp and

Bent streets, Georgetown. The existing western

three-storey wooden portion of the office building

in Bent street is to be demolished and replaced by a

reinforced concrete framed section to match the
existing eastern section.

Contractors interested in tendering for the

proposed works are hereby invited to uplift a

copy of the pre-qualification questionnaire from

the Camp & Bent streets office, and to place ,it

completely filled up in an enclosed


marked "NIS Camp and Bent streets extension"

"Tender for Pre-Qualification" to be deposited in

the tender box located on the rmddle floor of

the aforesaid office by 14:00 hours (2pm) on

Thursday,18th October, 2007.

Late submission will not be accepted.


will be without promising
le ft a rm s p i n ner
Veerasammy Permaul and
all-rounder Ramnarine
Chattergoon. Permaul. one of
three Guyanese selected in
the West Indies Under-19
team, and Ramnarine
Chattergoon. the lone player
from Guyana chosen in the
University of the West Indies
team for the upcoming KFC
tournament, are both un-
available due to commit-
ments with their respective
In spite of that. Albion are
still a very powerful force with
Guyana and West Indies bats-
men Narsingh Deonarine and
Sewnarine Chattergoon along-
side Guyana Twenty/20 bats-
man Imran Khan. wicketkeeper/
batsman Shastri Persaud. the ex-
citing Ranga Lachigadu and teen-
ager Jonathan Foo. all capable of
dominating the Rose Hall Town
bowling, on a pitch that should
be batsmen-friendly, assisted by
a fast outfield.
Pinch-hitter Doodnauth
Lalbeharry, with an unbeaten

By Osman Samiuddin

IN-BETWEEN the start of the
ICC World Twenty20 and
South Africa's arrival at the
end of September, Pakistan
became a nation of spin.
Recently-appointed coach
Geoff Lawson, an ex-fast
bowler, was excited about
working with Pakistan's
pace-bowling reserves when
he landed: heck, that prospect
was the one thing about
Lawson that excited
everyone, for they knew little
But somehow, in strategy
meetings for this series, consen-
sus developed on the need to
prepare turners and load up
with spinners: leftics. lecggies,
part-timers, all of them.
In Karachi. Pakistan had
ftur options in the spin depart-
ment Shoaib Malik. ignoring
history and reality. announced
that spin was Pakistan's
Blind to South Africa's suc-
cess against Pakistan and India
last year on turning tracks. and
their minor victory in slow ing
down Multiah Miralitharan be-
fore that, manl fraultil\ assmtluCed
the visitorss would struggle
against spin.
The last time Pakistan \\cnt
in with a prcdomninanill spin
attack was in 2001-02 a;ialnsl
touring England those tragic
spin ictimns and ihe stira.gcv
backfired spectaiciuliar\.
Pakistan's celebrated
spinners struggled to take
wickets quickly\ and an un-
heralded. derided E;nglish
left-arm spinner trumped
them all with 17 froni three
TIests. In a different spirit.
the very same happened this
time: England stole it. South
Africa dominated it. and both
won it.
More than thc lack of
preparation lime. s\\ itch of for-
mat. unsettled line-ups ab-
sences. late pull-ouls or
dropped chances, this faith in

69 in the last match against
West Berbice at the top of the


order and Davendra Bishoo
could also make valuable con-
tributions with the bat.
Albion's bowling as usual
will be based primarily on spin
with leg-spinner Davindra
Bishoo. coupled with the off-
spins of Michael Chinsammy.
Hemant Rabindradat and
Deonarine, leading the way.

spin cost Pakistan.
Not on the surface, for
Abdur Rehman and Danish
Kancria took 21 wickets be-
tween them. The former de-
buted with eight in Karachi. a
commendable feat, but no more.
The pitch helped and with
Kaneria at the other end. Paki-
stan would've expected cheaper,
quicker wickets. Kaneria had a
poor series, though typically, he
went about it manfully. Good
balls and good spells were put
together but yielded few wick-
ets when it mattered. Rehman
struck every 11 overs. Kaneria

PAKISTAN'S reliance on
spin flopped, as indicated
by Danish Kaneria's
inability to consistently
produce wickets.

ever\ 15. thoth at ; high cost.
and South \Africa chuckled.
\lorse still, in all this.
were the tw 0o pace howlers.
M1ohaninmad Asif and Ulniar
(;ul norlphed into Abid Ali
and E'knath Solkar instead of
the most promising young
new-ball pairing in the
game. Like the 1970's Indian
pair. their onl. function
appeared to be to make the
ball older and softer for the
spinners. Both off-colour and
flat. them were about as
successful as the Indian pair

lMedium pacer l.albeharrs
and leg-spinner Sewnarinc
Chattlergoon and Foo \\ ill pro-
Side backups.
The action gcts on the \\a\
at 11:00 h with umpires Rafeek
Latif and D. Somwaru with Jai
Hardeo as the standby.
Teams: Rose Hall Town -
Esaun Crandon (captain).
Delbert Hicks. Renwrick
Batson. Assad Fudadin.
Royston Crandon, Khemraj
Mahadeo. Andre Percival.
Michael Rengasami. Troy
Matheison. Ravi Narine. Suraj
Paltoo. Naresh Mahadeo. Eon
Hooper and Leyland ldwards.
Hilbert Foster is the manager.
Albion Narsingh
Deonarine (capt.). Sewnarine
Chattergoon. Doodnauth
Lalbeharry, Imran Khan,
Ranga Lachigadu, Jonathan
Foo, Shastri Persaud,
Davendra Bishoo, Michael
Chinsammy. Sahadeo Somai,
Heman Rabindradat, Manoj
Pooranauth, Harrinarine
Chattergoon and Ganesh
Deodat. The manager is
Ramcoomar Dudnauth.

The positive to come out of
the lost series was, unusually, in
the batting. Three opening pairs
in four innings posted two half-
century starts, which is a bonus.
Kamran Akmal fought hard as
makeshift opener, but he now
resembles a Pakistani Parthiv
Patel. His keeping was as flimsy
as his batting was bright, so
what is to be done with him? On
away tours he is unlikely to
open. but likely to spill
chances, which is an answer in
He contributed more than
Salman Butt, however, who
gave vice-captains the world
over a bad name with his
phantom-like presence in the
Pakistan will take heart
mostly from the form shown
by Younis Khan and return of
Mohammad Yousuf. Younis
was in a strange mood mole
hurried, more distant on tlie
field yel lie produced. byh a
distance. the two most
colorful hundreds of' the sc-
As he put otn yet another
handy partnership willi Yoisul
on ihe fIinail day ;it Laihorc.
Pakistan's batting world ap-
peared in order. Importaiilly.
for his future and thnll of l'ak-
iisan. Malik didn't look cnriirel
outl ol place in thai ordr (lo
things. indeed hriniinl toI 1
sonle sccl.
The inclusion of Ina/;ini li
ul-Haq in the f final Tes neIIcd
sitaled serious rc-iigginI: i l i
tally skewered the hibalance Ibu
his spol is still there to he
scrapped overt. Othcr ilthan ll
gelling past 41 and playing the
loosest shots c\crv' linte lie \;is
set. M ish.ih-u il l. n did nothlin
'(Ioni0 His i police lhmk secr'I

inre ih a it. Wrtinisng nine
of ten days of cricket is erm-
phatic enough and certainly
enough for a startling statis-
tic: this was nosi Pakistan's
eighth home series loss in 18
since 1995-96. Between 1969-
70 and 1995-96. they lost just


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Bine 1. spn.

Pa istnls te*ne

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14, 2007 29

Fernando's six for 27 destroys

England in final ODI

Aussies domination

reminiscent of 1983

West Indies
By Sanjay Rajan
NAGPUR, India (Reuters) The intensity shown by Aus-
tralia in the current one-day series in India is drawing
comparisons with the great West Indies side following their
shock defeat in the 1983 World Cup final.
The common factor in the two series is that they immedi-
ately followed World Cups, with 50-over champions and
favourites Australia losing to surprise winners India in last
month's inaugural Twenty20 edition.
Clive Lloyd's West Indies, chasing a third successive World
Cup crown, slipped at the final hurdle against India in 1983
when they failed to reach a modest victory target.
Stung by criticism and keen for revenge, they ruthlessly
swept aside India 5-0 in the one-day series on their tour later
that year.
Australia arrived in India keen to avenge their Twenty20
semi-final defeat.
Ricky Ponting's men are
one win away from sealing the
seven-match series which they
lead 3-1 with two games left.
The opening match was
washed out and the sixth will
be played today.
Barring a slip-up in the '
fourth game. Australia's domi- as
nation has been complete. They +
crushed the hosts by nine wick-
ets in the fifth match in Baroda
on Thursday after dismissing
India for a paltry 148.
"It (defeat) hurts the big
teams," former India seamer
Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who
played in the 1983 World Cup
and the subsequent series FORMER Indian seamer
against West Indies, told BalwinderSingh Sandhu -
Reuters. "It (defeat) hurts
"Especially champion champion sides more".
sides which have been on the
top for long, it hurts them more.
"West Indies was the top team then and we beat them. They
came back with a vengeance," he added.

Sandhu, remembered best for the swinging delivery that
knocked back Gordon Greenidge's off-stump in the World Cup
final, was not surprised by Australia's ruthless displays.
"All champion teams think alike, the basic characteristics
remain the same," he said. "They are showing no mercy on us,
that's how the game should be played."
The build-up to the series stemmed back to the Twenty20
semi-final, according to Australia skipper Ricky Ponting.
"We had a little bit of banter happening on the field that
day and I think that spilled over to when we arrived here,"
Ponting said, referring to verbal exchanges between the teams.
"I don't think we were the ones doing the talking at all at
the start of the series.
"I am really satisfied with what we have done 3-1
up in the series now and a couple of games to go. We are
in a pretty good position."

Chamara Silva top-scored for
the hosts with a fine 73 from
109 balls that included nine
Sri Lanka were unable to
defend an identical target on
Wednesday. but England's bats-
man struggled yesterday against
Fernando. who mixed aggression
with clever variations in pace.
However, it was left-armer
Chaminda Vaas (2-36) who
broke through first as Phil Mus-
tard (one) was acrobatically
caught by wicketkeeper Kumar
Fernando. introduced into
the attack after a three-over

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Dilhara Fernando
claimed a career-best six for
27 to propel Sri Lanka to a
107 run win over England in
the fifth and final one-day
England won the series 3-2.
Fernando. coming into the
attack as first change, produced
an inspired spell to bowl out
England for a paltry 204 in 29.1
England were chasing a
modest target after their bowlers
had bundled out Sri Lanka for
211 in 48.1 overs.
Middle-order batsman

Wha toI Itt ih

By Sambit Bal

AUSTRALIA are so damn
good that they can make
cricket boring. It took a be-
low-par performance from
tho *-
... ... nandigarh 16
wides were bad enough but
that they cost 15 further runs
would point to a wretched day
for Adam Gilchrist behind
the wicket to bring the se-
ries, which was fast becoming
a contest only in terms of bad
behaviour, alive.
Till then, the Indian sup-
porters. whlo had only a week
to savour the Twentv20 glory.
were growing increasingly rest-
less. \Wilh each defeat, the cry
got mIore shrill\ lio\\ long can
India carr\ the Bii Three '.'
Carr\ l o\\ slhoir the pub-
lic t111c oi \ is
In thle lat onuc-das series

India played, Sachin
Tendulkar was their best
batsman, playing strokes that
seemed to belong to his glo-
rious past; he had two 100-
,r..., palnerships with Sourav
Ganguly, who has batted as
well in the last few months as
he has ever done in his ca-
reer; and Rahul Dravid
shook off his indifferent Test
form to play a couple of sub-
lime innings down the order.
Yes. Tendulkar has looked
shaky against Brett Lee,
Ganguly ponderous. and Dravid
is yet to hit his straps. And it's
also true that one-day cricket
requires energy. sharp rellexes.
lightness of feet. and strong
thlo\\ inlg armis.
Yet the manner in which h
\iAustralal reslumlled norl.m1l ser-
\ ice in the 50-o\ er glamie should
hI\ e been aC\ ideine eCiou h illthat

this form requires different
skills than Twenty20.
In comparison to the
shortest form, on a ---
_:. _- -- _.. -uay
i ,IcKet allows bowlers proper
spells and captains to keep
men in catching positions. In
conditions that are kind to
bowlers, it calls for batsmen
to buckle down and survive a
few overs. In more simplistic
terms, there is a greater pre-
mium on wickets early on:
it's far easier to recover from
30 for 4 in the 20-over game
than in the 50-over one.
It wasn't pretty watching
Tendulkar struggle against Lee in
Chandigarh, but without his
battling innings India were un-
likely to ha\c got to 291. In
tact. there \\as a chance thc\
\\oould have been bo\\ led ouit or
under 200. iand I ahendra Singhi
Dhon;. \0ho is \el to cOe hI, in-

nocence and candour at press
conferences, admitted as much.
It was easier for 6-"-
.,".iiow crick-
eter to see the value in an innings
like that.
Yet, India need to start build-
ing for the future. There are no
two ways about it. They were
fortunate in the last decade to
be blessed with abundance.
Tendulkar is a batsman of
a lifetime and Dravid isn't far
behind. And that they had
VVS Laxman and Ganguly to
back those two up was a rare
stroke of luck. It has been a
worry for the last couple of
years that their departure will
leave Indian cricket hollow.
Losing them together would
be a blow too severe to bear
and logic dictates that their
departures are phased out.
One-dail cricket would d he
th,: ni t rIl'.l ] pltcC t,, s,.Art'

burst from Lasith Malinga.
struck early \when lan Bell (11)
was deceived by his slower ball
and caught at mid-on.
Opener Alastair Cook
(28) edged behind to leave
England in trouble on 56 for
But England still looked on
course on 72 for 3 until
Fernando trapped captain Paul
Collingwood (2) lbw in the 18th
over, a dismissal that sparked a
dramatic collapse with the final
seven wickets falling for just 32
Lasith Malinga. who fin-
ished with 2-24. finished off the
innings as Monty Panesar gave
Sangakkara his fourth catch of
the innings.
Earlier, Sri Lanka's bats-
men showed more positive
intent after three consecutive
defeats, starting the innings
with a 45-run opening part-
nership between Sanath
Jayasuriya (26) and debutant
Dilruwan Perera (30).
But England's bowlers, as
they have done throughout the

SRI LANKA innings
D. Perera c Mustard
b Sidebottom 30
S. Jayasuriya c Pietersen
b Anderson 26
K. Sangakkara b Shah 26
M. Jayawardene c Broad
b Sidebottom 0
C. Silva c Anderson b Broad 73
T. Dilshan run-out 9
J. Mubarak c Bopara b Panesar 6
K. Lokuarachchi Ibw b Bopara 0
C. Vaas b Broad 15
D. Fernando b Broad 12
L. Malinga not out 0
Extras: (lb-4, w-9, nb-1) 14
Total: (all out, 48.1 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-74, 3-74, 4-
Bowling: J. Anderson 8-1-48-1, R.
Sidebottom 10-2-41-2, S. Broad 9.1-
0-36-3, M. Panesar 10-0-31-1, 0.
Shah 3-0-18-1, R. Bopara 8-1-33-1.
ENGLAND innings

Laxman and Anil Kumble, an-
other giant who belongs to the
same era. are already out of the
ODI equation. It can be argued
that India can afford to blood
younger players in a form that
puts less of a premium on tra-
ditional cricket skills than Test
cricket. Also, one-day r-r;v'--
puviCes a natural evolutionary
cycle in the form of the World
Cup. Countries can plan build-
ing their teams around the
game's premier tournament. In-
dia need to ask themselves how
many of their senior players
will be around for the next edi-
tion in 2011, and whether the
team will not be better served
by starting to groom players
who will be.
But, as always, the real is-
sues are in danger of being over-
looked by a nation heady with
the unexpected success in the
World Twenty20. one that has
begun to chant the anthem of
youlh with an impatience that
has a near-\ ulgar edge to it. This
clamour for \outh is based not
entire\ onr cold logic and cricket
sensCe h ill rather on scnlmiinnII l
B3uildinie for ithe 1tultir

series. maintained their discipline
and chipped aaway with regular
Javasuriva cracked t\wo
sixes and one four in his IS
ball 26 before driving a slowci
delivery froln James Andersor
straight to Pieterscn at mid
All-rounder Dilruwan
Perera. replacing the out-of-
form Upul Tharanga, im-
pressed with 30 from 41 balls
before edging a catch behind
off Sidebottom.
Three balls later skipper
Mahela Jayawardene was dis
missed for a second conscculivc
duck after spooning a catch ti
Kumar Sangakkara (26
helped add 34 runs with Silh;
before being bowled around hi,
legs by part-lime off spinner
Owais Shah.
Left-armer Ryan
Sidebottom, a frontrunner for
the man-of-the-series award.
was England's best bowler.
claiming 2-41 from his 1(1

A. Cook c Sangakkara
b Fernando 28
P. Mustard c Sangakkara b Vaas 1
I. Bell c Malinga b Fernando 11
K. Pietersen b Vaas 28
P. Collingwood Ibw b Fernando 2
0. Shah c Lokuarachchi
b Fernando 4
R. Bopara not out 16
S. Broad c Jayasuriya
b Fernando 1
R. Sidebottom b Fernando 0
J. Anderson c Sangakkara
b Malinga 2
M. Panesar c Sangakkara
b Maliriga 3
Extras: (b-1, lb-4, w-3) 8
Total: (all out, 29.1 overs) 104
Fall of wickets: 1-3,2-32,3-56,4-72,
Bowling: C. Vaas 10-0-36-2, L.
Malinga 6.1-1-24-2 (w-2), D.
Fernando 8-0-27-6 (w-1), K.
Lokuarachchi 5-0-12-0.

should not necessarily mean dis-
regarding the present. and nor
should age be the overriding fac-
tor in the selection of the team.
If Tendulkar must be replaced,
he must be replaced by a man
worthy of his shoes he rc-
mains a concia,--' ,
....... ljnle atlsman
even in his obvious decline.
Nor is it any use picking a
team that is unable to compete
in the most challenging of are-
nas. It is true India must be will-
ing to absorb some pain for
long-term gain, but just as win-
ning is a habit, so is defeat. The
challenge for the Indian selectors
is to balance the need for build-
ing for the future with the im-
mediate imperative of winning.
Ultimately a cricket team
is about the right mix. The
ideal blend is a combination
of energy and spirit of youth
and pedigree, experience and
knowledge. India can't win in
one-day cricket consistently
without being sharp in tlle
field and between the wii !,-
eLs. but neither can they :n
if they fail to ride out toi :h
conditions and to hat onu
Users. (Cricinfo)


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30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14, 2007




lay-off for Flintoff

... undergoes fourth operation on left ankle

ANDREW Flintoff is un-
likely to play for England un-
til summer 2008 after having
a fourth operation on the left
ankle which has caused him
so many problems.
The all-rounder has been
ruled out of the Test series in
Sri Lanka in December and will
almost certainly miss the tour of
New Zealand in early 2t008.
Captain Michael
Vaughan said: "He will be
sick to death at missing more
"1 just hope he can come
back because he's great to play
with. This might be the mental
freshener he needs."
The n\ew operation comes
lust loutr months alter the pre-
\ious surfer\. which has failed
to produce the required results.
Flintoff travelled to the
Netherlands for Friday's op-
eration. \where he went under
the knife of Professor Nick
\an Dlijk. one of the world's
leading authorities on
arthroscopic ankle surgery.
Since ha\ ing his first opera-

tion in early 2005. he has
struggled for an injury-free run
in either the Test or one-day

Flintoff had his third ankle
operation in June.
side and has missed I I out o -
the la-l 16 T'ests.
On Ifuesda. Sir t!an
Bothaim told BBC Spoil it \,as
high lime !he 2'9- ear-old

changed his bowling action to
limit future ankle problems -
but the player himself has been
reluctant to do so.
Vaughan. speaking to BBC
Sport. added: "It's a big blow
for him to miss out but the
most important thing is that he
cones back fit and is a lot stron-
cer when he does return.
"He will be greatly
missed in Sri Lanka, but we
will have to get on without
him. He's got to make the
most of these next few
nionths to get his ankle as
good as he can."
In a statement the lhngland
and Wales Cricket Board said:
It is considered unlikely. that
Andrew will participate in the
tour of Nel\ Zealand.
"The priority \\ill be for
hilm o regain full fitness ahead
of 'ngland's domestic interna-
tional progiranmme in 200S."
lie is expected to rlesulme
till traiinng in earl\-Jlanua\.
Ihe liCB '\ent to etl-criles
to gel the righl adU ice to deal
\ ilh Flintoff. \\ ilo missed the

whole of summer 2007 barring
the end-of-season one-day se-
ries against India.
Even then. he had to bowl
in considerable pain and was
rested for three of the seven
He also grimaced with
discomfort throughout the
ICC World Twentv20 in
South Africa. despite only
having to send down four
overs in each natch.
But after consulting "lead-
ing international specialists" in
the UK. \Australia and the
i'nited States. the 1C(B has
opted for etl another operation
to attempt to alleviate the prob-
During it. fragments of bone
pressing on a tendon were re-
no\ved from both the froni and
back of the ankle.
The EC'B claimed the
surgery was performed suc-
cessfully. adding: "At this
stage. the surgeon is optilis-
tic that lie has addressed the
underlying root of tihe prob-
lenm." (BBC Sport)

EnI g lad1II*E -I;1.E(eI(*1I* *IBi Ien uple ,IIMo tore

COACH Peter Moores says
England have workk to do"
before they return to Sri
Lanka next nionth for a Test
The lourisls \ere ham-
mered bI\ 107 runs in the Iinal
onei-da\ iialteh and though
pleased wi\\th their 3-2 series
succ,,ss. Moores sa\s ithe need
to ltoilihcen Lup.
The lads worked riall\
har- be l orc lhe\ cllame outl here
but IR\an Sidebhtllu i geol
craillp." lie said.
"tl \\Ill be harsher in the
lesiis ihen we're playing in
daylight all the tlili so \c \c
gol some physical ....
England will announce
their squad on Friday for the
three-match Test series in
Sri Lanka. which starts ini
Kandy on Dlecember 1.
The \\i i l have Ictwo \wa:rnl-
lp niat-hcs before itha aind one
WiiiVV .will not feature is iin
11BI r.unl< n'W '., .4P

aikle siurgerx and is n,! cn -
x'bted to be 1aiilable until ne\i
suniimer', home series.
Moores savs the selectors
will have pleni of thininking t
do about how to fill the \oiid
hearing in nlind the hot condi-
tions they will encounter in the
"I 'dimng a balance is hard.

In plac-s like this \ou kino\\ or
seameirs i't i hard \\work bcaucnse
of the conditions the heal and
\osu ollen wanlit \\ wo spinners.
"To tr\ to get that and
keep the depth in the batting
is going to he tough. It's a
long day and ?ou'ie got to be
open to doing anything.
"People has e \\won here
plat ing is1o sCeamers. three
steamers otr t\\ o spinners so \ ou
hl;Ol\ r 1%"k) ok ,\011cl.'
ha\e to look at that."
Graneme Sw\\nn has been
tipped io rCeturn to Sr-i Lanka
:is the second spinner along-
side sli.,. !el-armelll r \1o l\
The 28-year-old off-spin-
.----ir;pkets in the
ner took sel. .:.. ts
first four one-day games his
first international action for
seven years before being
sidelined with a torn hanm-

Moore hinted that he is
likely io gel the nodf*ay ing:
"He's done f.antastp i~: cell
i t;. o ;l -o pi'lCeaCd Lt.hjla)l b-

in -nd xx cnt back!Ik",R\ an
Sidebi'nllIm and ini, ,?td his
"He has got good aviationn
and sho wed : lot of confidence
out here wXih llte bhat the ball
and his fielding."
Sidebottom is also ex-
pected to be hack for the Tests
after being named manl of the

one-day series, during which
lie claimed 12 wickets.
The Noits samerl. 29. \\as
recalled eatrier Ihis stumitlmer Ifol-
lo inug a lengih\ absence and
impressed against \West Indies
and India in the home series.
Skipper Paul Collngwood
said: "I e's been outstanding. A

could do it a\a\ ir-oni fIngland.
a ay :' roin Englih canter-
lrendl\ conditions and1 he has
done it.
"He's come here. hanged
away at a length, and used the
reverse-swinging ball well.
He's learned a hell of a lot
from this series." (BBC

lot of people asked w whether he Sport).


GBBC third edition of

Boxing KO magazine

out for sale
THE Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) has brought
out its third edition of 'Boxing KO'. the official magazine
of the GBBC.
This third edition ol f0 B in KO has graduated Irom being
12 pages to 30. with full colour and beautifull designed pages.
Boxing KO is intended to be sold at S5(X) Ipr copI on the
niiht of the Car\\ n Holland's Card. which was postponed firom
last niiht to this cominni Salun\la\ at Banks D111 Thirst Park.
Boxing fans and sports enthusiasts alike can enoy\ reading
well-written articles along \\ith great pictures in a well put to-
gether magazine.
The Guyana Boxing Board of Control apologises for the
delay in bringing out this issue but getting sponsorship for the
sport of boxing was not so easy and the board i, indeed grate-
ful to all the sponsors w\ho supported b \\ay of advertise-
Apart from sales omn the night of October 20, the pub-
lie can also call telephone 223-1478 to get copies of Box-
ing KO.

Sixth Pan-American Junior

Squash Championships ...

Guyanese girls

cop silvy

T'IIl (u .ianese pair ol
Keis ia Jeffres and .\shle\
Khalil settllled or sil\eir medals
tller losing in ithe itnal of the

plionhips 'a the 1 iguana cslubl

Setl a Iuih l-isk agl nstO llie
N eICXIC i piie ~n fr.clie'la Ilope/
anid .Jla eii' ( aiilicho. le 4
' ear-olds suineiilde d ) I 1. I 7

iThe IMe'\ains came ii' il
strong to itke a a'-0O lead. tIhen
Miil cIdto gamic poil :it S -4 bul.
a"s the\ did in their ipsetl o\er
Colombia in the pri\ iots around.
Khalil and Jeffres failed ho sm-I
render and scored loutr unan-
sw\\ered points lto tic the scores
al eight. The Mcxicans called
se three and evcntuially took
the namte I-I 9.

BUT England's glum mood does not last long, their three previous wins securing a
precious series victory in Sri Lanka, (BBC Sport)


By the start of lthe second
game tlie Gie anLse i'ere
iverrlowing with confidence
and quickly took lilt, inilia-
tihe to rush out to a -4-0 lead
before lite \Me\icaiis tied
thingi-s iup at 7-7. hut this time
the (iianilese finished the
joh at 9-7. The third and fi-
nal gaime started ill o eti
coinielilie before tlie \xpe-
rientceLd lN\icanis sCliurged
ahead to close out alt 0.a

\\ h ch \\ i 14s .ilso pli\ d on
'hlli d:i\ IhIe h i'\ s h.i\c ,l
i'ecads booked lithei p1ace in tlie
iliiuia lerl inals \\ il ) \\ ins iI \ 'I
D)ominicail RepuCliblic (. itL an
I-1 Sal\;tidoI: hie leitales on lltie
otel r hand lost t leillr oi )enin
encounters i ;iamst C(oloiiha (
3). but defeated (GiIItetiala (2-

In ithe boys' clash against
)omlinican Republic, tIhe\
rested their number one
player Kristian .Jelfrei and
brought in le.je l)ias.
Raphael i)e (Groot defeated
.lorge Rodrigues by defauill,
while Alexander Ar.joon got
past Octanio C'iriel 9-2, 9-1,
9-2 and I)ias brushed aside
Adolfo Iora 9-0. 9-0.19/2.
Agaim II:1 St il\ al.tl Ai l oi
delcalCeil Robclh) k\ lICne'ds ) 2.
7-(). 9-0. 10-%. while e .Iellic\
schIonlcd Rolollo \cWisskoI)Il 9-
0. 9 A. {) ill Dl c iriM l .'i)l
II h I I (
l .lo rdo t );i/ .-1 .

i1n Ihcn d le.it io ll lini, ls
ol ('oi hiiillia. Keisha l slt il
to.Ia; a el\ iino i9. 2 *-i. 1
9.: 1 -. ..

1 1 ,i l 7 l r .i , ', I-l

t' i'Ila d 'f alv d ,I:iri'
I rt',i' c: 9 9. 'I !. !,. ]l|
Kaa\ l i in llh t :ril mI ilt 1 i it
Irein Iarillws 9-3. '--0. 9-0. In
the s i-coInd match Klhalil lost
to I'aiela .\lAnkermian 3-9. 0-
9. 11)-9. 2-9.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 14. 2007

-'Y \


By Ravendra Madholall

EXCITEMENT galore is ex-
pected in the upcoming se-
nior Inter-county Twenty/2(
cricket competition which is
organised through the
Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB) and sponsored jointly
by Ansa McAl Carib and
DDL Pepsi.
According to GCB boss
Chetram Singh. players can be
picked to represent Guyana
from this premier competition
for the upcoming Allen Stanford
20/20 tournament early next
year in Antigua.
He further stated that ap-
proximately 36 clubs across
the country will play in the
competition on a knockout
basis and will give the young-
sters and players more oppor-
tunity to impress the na-
tional selectors.
The competition is billed to
bowl off shortly and Singh, who
has been the GCB president for
the past 16 years and who is
also a West Indies Cricket Board
director, thanked DDL and Ansa

MNcAl or their continued sup-
port to cricket local. at a
simple presentation ceremony.
held at the Gu\ana National
Stadium at Pro\ idence on Iri-
"We are \er\ thankful to
these two sponsors for coming
on board once again, and with
this exciting version of the
game. I think it will be inter-
esting as players will no doubt
want to make an impression
and finally see if they can
make the national Twenty/20
team for next year's tourna-
ment." Singh reiterated.
Matches will be played on
Friday afternoons and there
will be prizes up for grabs
while the Carib girls will be
on show and spectators can
also be in for some treat.
Ansa McAl's Marketing
Manager. Troy Cadogan. said
that his company is pleased
to be associated with GCB in
this version of the game and
it certainly will bring out fans
from their homes. He men-
tioned that this competition
can be the springboard of the

ACTION! Some of the national players stand with the two sponsors, Troy Cadogan and Sharda Veeren-Chand. (Photo:
Courtesy of Ravendra Madholall)
national Twenty20 prepara- (West Indies skipper Ramnaresh half of the cricketers at the Guyana are the defending
tion for the upcoming Sarwan is one of their spon- stadium expressed his grati- champions and they will open..
Stanford 20/20 tournament scored cricketers) and with this tude to Carib and Pepsi for their campaign against Ber-,*
next year. innovative edition of the game, this wonderful gesture and muda.
DDL representative, Mar- it will generate interest around said it will mean a lot to the Public Relations Of-
keting Director Sharda Veeren- the country. cricketers, who will be vying ficer of the GCB Terry,
Chand, said that cricket is syn- West Indies and national for a spot in the national Holder chaired the pro-.
onymous with Pepsi brand fast bowler Reon King on be- Twenty/20 squad. ceedings.

MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters)
- Russia's Sultan Ibragimov
won a unanimous decision
over former undisputed world
champion Evander Holyfield
to retain his WBO heavy-
weight title yesterday.
Holyfield. one week short
of his 45th birthday, was bid-
ding to become the oldest world
heavyweight champion in box-
ing history but came up short
against his 32-year-old oppo-
Two judges scored the fight
117-111 and one had it 118-110
for the undefeated Russian, who
improved his record to 22 wins

and one draw, with 17 knock-
It was the ninth defeat in
53 fights for the American,
who was hoping to win his
fifth heavyweight title.
The Russian south-paw
looked quicker and fresher in
the early rounds, often finding
the target with his strong left.
But surprisingly Holyfield
began to pick up the pace in the
later rounds. He shook
Ibragimov with a hard right to
the head in the eighth round and
twice more in the 10th. but the
champion withstood the attack
as the fight went the distance.

Ibragimov, who won a
unanimous decision over
American Shannon Briggs in
Atlantic City in June to claim
the WBO title, raised his
arms at the final bell, bring-
ing a capacity 12 000-strong
crowd at Moscow's Khodynka
Arena to their feet.
Ibragimov was due to fight
WBA champion Ruslan
Chagaev on the same card but
the Uzbek pulled out of the
unification bout after falling ill
two months ago and was re-
placed by Holyfield.
The American was just
about finished three years ago

WBO champion Sultan Ibragimov of Russia celebrates his victory over former boxing
champion Evander Holyfield of USA during their World Boxing Championship heavyweight
title match in Moscow, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport)

when he lost three consecutive
fights and had his licence re-
voked by the New York State
Athletic Commission.
But he won back his li-
cence after proving his fit-
ness and has since won four
times to boost his record to 42
wins, eight defeats and two
draws from a professional ca-
reer that began after he won
the bronze medal at the 1984
Los Angeles Olympics.


cycle race


LOCAL cyclists will put aside
the unwritten rule not to race
during the month of Decem-
ber to come out for the inau-
gural Five-Stage event being
organised by the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sport and
the Guyana Cycling Federa-

The event is scheduled to
wheel off in Corrivcrton on No-
vember 29 and conclude on De-
cember 2 after making its way
across the three counties of
Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry Steve Ninvalle
told The Chronicle yesterday
that the event is the brainchild
of Minister of Sport. Frank An-
thony. and should be one of the
most lucrative in the history of
cycling in Guyana.
He noted that a team in-
eluding himself. Permanent
Secretary Keith Booker, Di-
rector of Sport Neil Kumar.
Guyana Cycling Federation
president Hector Edwards,
and national cycling coach
Hassan Mohamed are look-
ing into details of the event.
According to Ninvalle, the
event, expected to he an annual
one. is set to have an interna-
tional flavour as I vitations will
be sent out to St Lucia. Trinidad
and Tohago. Suriname. Barba-
dos and St Vincent.
The stage is set for
Corriverton to New Amnslerdami
while the second will he from
Rosignoll to Georgetown.
Cyclists will then compete
from Wales to Parika.
The fourth stage will hb
held in Essequibo (Supenaamn
to Charity) while the fifth
and final stage will be from
Linden to Georgetown. There
will he no stage held ii
Bartica as was reported in an
other section of the media.

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Western Tigers

chances of winning

Premier League slim

lose third consecutive game
WESTERN TIGERS suffered their third defeat, going
down on Friday night at the hands of Santos in the
Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Cellink plus Pre-
mier League at the Georgetown Football Club.
The victory, a slim 1-0 win has dented the Tigers any
chances of pulling off a league victory. Alpha United on 15
points still lead the league followed by unbeaten Pele on 14
Both teams \\ill clash today at the same venue from 19:30(
h when the competition continues.
Also today. Camptown would tackle Fruta Conquerors.
Action kicks off with Ann's Grove United against Western
Tigers in a GFA Supligen Under-20 round-robin competi-
Leon Yaw in the 33rd minute netted the lone goal for Santos.
Prior to that game the Guvana Defence Force through a double
from Seon Brewlev and Stellon David inflicted a 5-0 drubbing
over Police. Brew\ley's opening goal after 29 minutes gave GDF
a slim lead which the\ maintained at the half.
Zevon Atkinson. 11 minutes into the second half. car-
ried the score to 2-0 and two minutes later Brewley com-
pleted his double. David added the fourth goal in the 75th
minute and the fifth in one minute before the final



B> Jaffar Jamil

BOXIN' in the Land of
Many ~ 'ers may just be on
the verg, of getting the shot
in the ar it needs.
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terday s s that world rated
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paper and -ign to fight Andrew
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the fight v.ill be the first to be
held here between two boxers
who have fought for recognized
world titles.
A party close to the Frank
camp said that the fighter

could be days away from sign-
ing to fight Lewis and is ur-
gently seeking an audience
with Lewis' promoter Odinga
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opportunity presents itself.
This is no bluff but the real deal.
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SSunday Chronicle Oitober 14. 2007

Building on the

for Literature

WRITERS write to be read by readers, as many
as possible.
For this to occur, especially in nations to which writers
belong or emerge from, there must exist both magazines and
book publications within that nation allowing a local audi-
ence to benefit, learn or grow as civilized humans from the
experiences influenced by their own society that are the top-
ics of their writers.
Because most of the winners of the Guyana Prize live and work
abroad, their works obviously relate to Guyana through memories.
childhood, abusive political regimes, the pains of immigration. and
often easy one-sided experiences picked up on brief trips "back
home", etc.
Meanwhile, an abundance of evolving local problems and plea-
sures, both social and personal, will escape them because they are
not everyday citizens of the national here and now. Therefore be-
cause of the lack of local magazines and book publishers, the Gu\ ana
I'Pize For Literature will mostly be bestowed, without anv intended
prejudice, on writers who are published abroad where professional
editorial publishers and regular creative writers' magazines exist to
help lhemi succeed in their literary ventures.
But from a local perspective, it is quite fair that we should
NOT REIN SO on the Guyana Prize to be the first source
which introduces us to the work of contemporary Guyanese
writers. In order for Guyanese creative literature to have some
real meaning and influence on the society, the work of cre-
ative writers should be democratized more by local publica-
tions, beginning with magazines and newspaper supplements.
so that the pleasure of their works is shared with the society,
If not, what real practical purpose does the Prize serve so-
cially. beyond the kindness of rewarding writers financially for good
work done? Furthermore, what sort of Guyanese writer would care
for his or her work to become known only through winning the
Guyana Prize, rather than a practical prior exposure to a reader-
ship he or she should obviously desire? Guyanese creative writers
should show more regard for Guyanese readers by pursuing the
exposure of their work locally.
It is interesting to read the Judges Report for the 2006 Guyana
Prize. chaired and written by Sandra Pouchet-Paquet. a Trinidadian
professor of linglish and Caribbean Studies at the University Of
Miami. The report. published in the September. edition of the
GUYANA RFVIliW in Stabroek News, is certainly thorough and
marks a welcomee serious approach to judging the submissions
which h should be up kept, even bettered. by future juries of the
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we should see somewhat beyond Madanlme.Paquet", self-inllaied
projected definitions ofi terms like "genre". "'models of C\ccllencc-
"limeaning". "discipline". "channel o(f coherence .to name .1 le c\ of
these amlbigltuous. I'ti'C\l c\ oling terms which prI c-.es' hke

Madame Paquet cannot help but subject to their own application
of a fixed predetermined meaning
The term "genre". which really means a "kind" or "style",
and was first used to define a sort of rustic realistic type of
painting centuries old, has long been surpassed by interna-
tional innovative creative writers for whom the term "genre"'
is not a finite term that they must learn and adjust to, but an
unpredictable form or style of creative writing which conveys
the writer's truth of experience with all its human defects ex-
posed; like the way some contemporary abstract painters leave
drops of paint from their brushes as an intrinsic integrated
part of their paintings.
The "discipline of the genre" in this regard would demand a
disregard for forms of literary "discipline" which serve to falsify.
edit and sanitize to the point of generic stereotypes. How ever. nei-
ther writers nor professors of English ignorant of such audaciously
informal examples of creative literature can be expected to share in
their liberating qualities.
It juries for the past and future Guyana Prize have never read a
noel like "'Women" by Philippe Sellers, which ignores the rules
of genre separating fiction from autobiography and journalism. a
similar submission to the Guyana Prize in the category of Fiction
nmay seem vcWry undisciplined, or a poor formless attempt at writ-
ing a "novel".
But it is not by any means, and numerous equally audacious
literary critics have verified this. Similarly a novel like "THREE
TRAPPED TIGERS" by the vivacious late Cuban writer C. Cabrera
Infante. defies all categorizing. yet remains an exciting read page
after page: or the novel COBRA, by another voung Cuban writer
Severo Sarduy. which does the same.
The same can be said of "PLAY IT AS IT LAYS" by Joan
Didion. and "THE NORTH CHINA LOVER" by Margurerite
Duras. or "THE MISFITS". by playwright Arthur Miller. Is it a
film script or a novel? W\ho cares' Whatever it is, it is a slow, vivid.
and beautiful read.
The fact is that genres in art today are no longer rigidly de-
fined: they overlap.
Visual art, cinema, music, influence creative writing and
vice versa. This influence has less to do with the contents or
topics of fiction and more to do with HOW a style of writing
unfolds sentence by sentence and in a specific tone of voice.
Plots as well in creative writing can falsify the truth of living
with forced objectives and exaggeration, whereas the pleasure
and surprise of creative literature exists in the present tense
of reading sentence by sentence, even if they are unfinished,
as in our speech and thoughts, reflecting the truth and de-
fects of our human functions wvIcln Go u': it.,::r...t' hunour
aind awk hardnesss locating us in an unjaded perpetual present
tense that revitalizes, rejuin tiit: .'a!Id maintains a necessary
pleasure that is usually eroded by the haste and stress ol iiy
CrCi.!\c l'iCr1tui i C'1s noi 0 \ist Ito itdd 1o 0 11h 5o\ Ild X, c ,,

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...- a bui to deconstruct and counter thee

S.1 h channell of coherenrce" can Kt
achieved b\ a. series f tx.m. \\ho.,e
Sspecl ic I ubiect or topic i, t'|V.itedll
S looked at lroin \a rouns angle rnd r'
SIIoni' a in itst pabnlni and xunilp

tIn eor n i\.ipl i. th 1\ s an i atrd n ci
Shitl.anou' lone pro".e poemiUs on the
Slopic tofl 'op compitiing the book
.,, P "SA" b\ IFranuI-, Ponge. is a leg-
endal. lC\l which slhe\\S; 1hal t1Klic
..- forln,. content and lone can redefine
"'."- .,...the idea of coherence \\ ith an exuber-
anl and descriptlie use oft language
t that pursues thoughts careening
-.--s:.'..;h..-.B.i- ..>- -- through the mind.
-' RBE RTS This is also applicable to other
masterpiece collections of prose po-
ems like "Eagle or Sun" By Octavio Pa.. "Anabasis" b\ St John
Perse, illuminationss" by Arthur Rimbaud. and one of the first and
greatest of such poetic works in English. "Leaves otf Girss" b\ Walt
Whitman. Some of the best modern contemporary poets like the
Americans, Adrienne Rich. Frank O'Hara. Gary Snyder. Josie Gra-
ham, continue this fresh, observant, unpredictable guest for liberat-
ing verse.
In drama, the example of Pirandello, lonesco, Eugene
O'Neil, Samuel Becket, and today's David Mammet. ha\e
long eclipsed the timidity of traditional theatre. And as
regards Afro or Black Literature in English, it is not Anglo
Caribbean novelists who have opened up new forms and
content, except Guyana's Mittelholtzer Harris. Denis
Williams, and Martinique's Patrick Chamoiseau. but Afro-
American works like Eldridge Cleaver's "Soul on Ice",
Clarence Major's "All Night Visitors". Claude Brown's
'Man Child of the Promised Land", Leroi Jones' "Tales"
and "The System of Dante's Hell". Ismael Reed's 'Mumbo
.Iumbo", etc.
Such works have brilliantly expanded thee genre of fiction to-
wards the broader primacy of "writing" \ which combines the jour-
nalistic essay, autobiographical confessions, and imaginative liclion
to the extent where genres mean little. This sort of new writing is
however specifically creative. not reportage or newsspaper journal-
The release of writing from rigid formal dictates has brought to
light a surprising harvest of excellent creative literature from nie
glected, nascent sources across the four continents.
The lesson or example of such writing would no doubt shake
up the juries of the Guyana Prize as it exists today, if the\ should
only rely on Madame Pouchel-Paquel's staid criteria for the iden-
tification of excellence.
I am one who looks forward to the day when both submis-
sion to the Prize and juries will bring forth an exciting and
highly popular local literature written not only by polished
intellectuals and academics, but by socially neglected or dis-
missed marginals such as various imprisoned criminals, run-
ways, hookers, gays, drunkards, gigolos, labourers, remote
Native Indians, drifters, drug addicts, etc, who will write us
their own stories in frank innovative styles, if they expose
themselves to seriously learning about the possibility of cre-
ative literature.
No longer will local literature be only for and about those c\-
perts who tell us about others, but those "others' will tell us about
themselves, thereby assisting Guyanese society and citizens to bet-
ter understand and prevent the causes of the many ills that plague
them, and as many help us become more humane, sympathetic. ci\ i-
lized and less scheming, deluded by notions of being smarelr than
others, casually corrupt. bigoted or racist.
When such works, along with the familiar traditional
forms of creative literature we already have. are published in
abundance locally and are read hb? young and old citizens alike
during their lunch breaks, at home. at schools and ienerall
anywhere, then the Cuyana Pri/e for Literature \\ill ha\e
been built upon .,'! ~ i ee to function at its highest potential
and capability.

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(Extract of an interview with Stanley Greaves, Georgetown, Guyana,
October 2007.
Stanley Greaves was here to deliver the following lectures 'The Work-
ing People's Art Class and its founder, E. R. Burrowes' and 'The contri-
bution of working class artists to art in Guyana' at the Critchlow Labour
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PP You express yourself
in variouss media as an artist.
poet. musician, potter, sculp-
ture; some differences are obvi-
ous or apparent, with respect
to poetry and painting, what
are some similarities in expres-
SG That is a fairly easy
but at the same time an inter-
esting question. The poems
have a fair amount of visual el-
ements in them, of an imagina-
tive and symbolic quality, and
my painting also carries that
symbolic quality. So if you read
the poems and view the paint-
ings. you can see a connection
there. It is not that the painting
is saying the same thing as the
poetry or the poetry the same
thing as the painting, but both
are sourced from the same
place. In recent times I've been
writing Haiku poems and they
seem closely related to my mini
paintings which are on a 9 by
10 format...
PP You mentioned re-
cently that a good poem con-
tains at least one good line. In
composing a painting do you
start with a line
SG Things like painting,
pottery and sculpture present
themselves to me, let's put it
this way: I see them. I don't
open and start somewhere and
hope that something develops
out of it. I don't work like that,
an image comes to mind, I make
my notes and sketches and then
work on them later on.
PP Let's look at tech-
nique. You are on record as say-

ing that raw talent is not
enough. talent must be substan-
tiated by technique, you place
much emphasis on technique.
Using your poetry, show us the
use of the technique
SG 1 do blank verse, 1 am
not dependant on meter and
rhyme in the strict traditional
sense. In my poetry 1 tend to
use a rhythmic quality that is
based on the rhythm of the
speaking voice, in phrasing of
different lengths. I did mention
that every poem has a good line:
that quotation actually comes
from Martin Carter and over the
years I've experienced this and
concluded he's correct. That
line may come at the beginning
of the poem or somewhere else
but a reader will find and iden-
tify a particular line that he/she
can connect to. But somewhere
in a poem, there is some seed.
some meaning that anyone read-
ing will pick up on it.
PP Going back to talent
and technique: do you work
from a title in your poem or a
theme in your painting.
SG I am a peculiar crea-
ture in that cannot sit down,
and write a poem, that's for me
is what I call wordsmithing -
you put things together, rivet
them and hope you arrive at
something. Some poets work
like that very well. I think of
John Agard for example. I have
to wait until a line arrives, I see
something and a line arrives and
then 1 take it from there and fol-
low it wherever it will lead me.
And after 1 finish the poem I

usually go back :ud edit it be-
cause all kinds of foolishness
may crop up and you have to
weed it out, you know you tidy
it up. You know you are im-
proving in your work when you
find the editing becomes mini-
mal. So I don't start with the
title, the title usually comes out
of the writing of the poem. With
painting, an image will come.
will emerge...an image comes up
and usually suggests a title.
PP There are a few
names popping up in this dis-
course like Agard. Carter. Let's
identify the time of you meet-
ing them, and expand on your
perception of these characters
SG 1 spent most of the
60s studying art in England. but
just before I left, there was John
Agard who was beginning to
write poetry and he really be-
gan to flourish when he went to
England. so I know his work
from what he's been writing
there. He went to the UK at the
right time and was able to do all
kinds of extraordinary things:
but Guyanese are extraordinary
people and wherever we go we
do the most utterly unbelievable
PP We do move around a
bit, but let's get back to loca-
tion. What do you really mean
by locating the artist, the poet?
S SG When I was talking
about location, I was talking
about something really per-
Ssonal. You have to find where
Your location is and your lo
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cation doesn't mean where yvo are physically bt it that
spiritual centre, the eart the core of your whole being and
it is that centre, or location or locus. which actually informs
you, allows you to do the things yonu wuld like to do and to
do them in a certain way. Yon mention earlier on this thing
about ability and technique. A lot of people have the ability
but they don't want to spend too much tine on technique and
the result is what they have to say and want to say does not
have full power. No matter how well our intentions are. in-
tention is not enough; you mnst have good technical command
for you to express ymrsef property. and better sti. make the
idea you want to express to people have the force ad energy
it deserved.
PP A painting or poem can do so much relative to uho's read-
ing it. What are some of the themes you deal with or try to com-
municate to people?
SG WelL I know you are a poem man, so to speak; in poetry
I tend to deal more with absractions, things concerning the work-
ings of the mind and the spirit. So I am not into descriptive poetry.
describing things how beautiful they are and so on. I am more
into finding out the way the mind perceives things, especially the
ones which allow you armie at concepts. Tha's the basis of mv
PP Metaphysical,?
SG Yes, that'sone way of saying it metaphysical it deals
with being, what existence means to you and how you perceive
yourself in time and space.
PP The abstrate events in your poetry?
SG We deal sometimes with the way we consider meaning ;
what do you mean when you say somethis means this or that and
this leads you into thinking about what exactly meaning is. what
does that word stand for and obviously that will lead you into ar-
eas of metaphysics. In one of my poems I talked about being con-
scious of yourself writing this poem and at the end of it. you find
yourself in another position reading what you have written. So now
what is the connection between that has written the poem and
the 'I that is reading it. This leads you into the area of self-riti-
cism, self-analysis.
PP You plan your at work. you know what your want to
express. While composing are there other voices crowding you in-
fluencing you. And how nuch a part memory plays on your work"?
SG If you are a visually oriented person as 1 am, then visual
memories are always there and you deal with that when they
present themselves to you in a certain way. You are also keenly
aware of the environment in which you are living and I mean it in a
holistic way. it is not just your physical environment it's your
mental, spiritual intellectual environment. The physical environ-
ment around is your food environment. Sometimes things come to-
gether in strange coinjcliom they say look at us and you have to
do just that, you have to look at those things and see what is there
to be explored, what in there that you can use to say' something
which would allow other people to participate in what is it you
are saying.
Sometimes you do a piece of work in a certain slyle and be-
cause the general public is not educated about art or made aware of
the nature of the activity they miss the meaning of the work and

From page IV

the im4ponance of an in our li\ c. This applies all o\ cr the \\orld
and nmt just people in Gu 'ana. If the public is not aware. it causes
a lot of problems for the artist. With all good intentions, if \ou are
.-t aware of the \ isual languages used b\ anists. it would be \ ers
duiilicuh to read certain i\pes of painting. That goes for the under-
,aanidin of certain pe., of poetry. music and so on as well. So
education is extreniel important. Just as we teach children how to
recognize words and how to place words, how to recognize num-
bers, and what to do with numbers. In a similar waN. we need to
educate people ho\w to listen and that's where music come in. and
how to look that's where art comes in. How to look at things and
cents and seeing the wav those things can actually influence the
development of your own personal being. So exposure to the cre-
ative arts is very important. In school. I think more emphasis should
be placed on those areas. Grownups often see a child while doing
homework also writing a poem or drawing and they'd tell that child
that he/she is wasting time. and prevent that child from continuing.
What they do not understand is that the child is extending his/her
area of experiences, when it comes to taking up a profession these
experiences help to create a better performance. I knew a young
man at Queen's College who no matter how big a sheet of paper I
gave him his drawings and paintings were literally no larger than a
postcard but with incredible detail.., that young man went on to
become a surgeon. The type of skill he'd employed to create those
tiny drawings came to bear when he was doing his operations. A
child who is visually educated can walk about in the forest and see
vines, trees, roots and when it's time to build, say a bridge. there is
experience and material to work with. So by not allowing children,
and I stress this. by preventing children from developing their imagi-
nation in these areas where you consider they can't make a living
(and there is little argument against that) you are leaving out expe-
riences essential to their personal development and by extension
the development of a nation. So it is important these activities are
carried out in schools. We know in recent years, in North America
for instance, there has been a movement towards putting more fund-
ing into the creative arts which sometimes are not compulsory sub-
jects but should at least be considered as extra-curricula activities.
In most educational systems, music, art and physical education are
part of the syllabus. But we also know of cases where teachers
pay little attention to them. The reason for that is the absence of
trained people in the field. There is no point saying there is singing
on the syllabus and there is no teacher to teach it.
PP Of course I would emphasize what you just said about
education and educating people in the arts. This leads directly
to another issues: What is the role of the artist/writer? And
how important is art, music, literature and other art forms to
the development of a country?
SG The life of a country exists at different levels. When you
come to the creative arts. the creative arts will be dealing with the
imaginations of people, it will be dealing with their spiritual expe-
riences. These things the imagination, the spiritual life are based
quite strongly and quite directly on experiences in the country where
they live. Very often the creative artists are seeing things which are
in the realm of the imagination. By making them visible they make
an input into the lives of a nation. They inform what it is that a
nation is doing...so there is a very strong correlation between the

life of the uiiagni.ition, ihe lit- of the spin and al so the material
Ile. It the cxpressions of the inner hife do not become a pan ot the
material lile. if it is nusin thc maternal life. the life of the nation
becomes poorer.
PP So the role of the artist/, writer is important. mirror-
ing the society giving other interpretations, other perceptions
to various aspects of material life.
The publication oft our first book ol poems \\as aboned be-
cause the idea Bill Carr and ourself mooted of establishing a 'nt-
\ersit\ ol Gu\ana Press did not matenalise. Hlowe\\er \our first
published book. Horizons' w, on the Gu\ana Prize for tirst publi-
cation. Your second collection is dedicated to our National Poet.
Martin Cater. \\h\ such a collection'
SG I spent man\. Iman\ \ ars talking \ ith Martnin on \ari-
ous things and o\er the \ears I found in\self ridingng poems of a
certain kind and in reviewing them 1 felt these ptmns stemmed romm
in) experiences \\ ith Martin. There are those \\ho will find a great
deal of Martin in the work. I ha\e no problem with that. 1 don't
see why \we living in this part of the w orld should not be looking
at the work of own writers. following what it is they are saying
and using them as examples. Other people may say they have to
go to the English literature to see how it is done. But I contest that
we have enough work in the Caribbean to provide us with our own
models and as far as I am concerned, choosing Martin as a model in
the way in which he was able to use his imagination I have no
problem with that.
PP That situation is changing with scholars exploring our writ-
ers like Gemma Robinson studying Martin Carter and others look-
ing at Wilson Harris. Roy Heath and David Dabydeen...
SG Yes. we have always produced people of excellence as I
mentioned before in different areas. And yes recognition should be
given to these exceptional people. But we should not be depending
on scholars from abroad to 'discover' our writers. Our scholars
should be doing this in the first place.
PP It peeves me that we are not looking at our own
SG One of the reasons may be that critics and commentators
have to make a living and I don't think our society provides them
with the opportunity to make a living just doing that; nobody here
can make a living as an art critic, art historian, literary critic and
even in the wider Caribbean. it is not possible. The only way you
can do that is if you're attached to a university and if there are
prepared to provide grants and so on.
PP 1 think this is a positive note on which to end using the
perception of the artist/writer to point the way forward for Guyana
and the Caribbean with respect to the creative arts.

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or
email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com

Literary update
Contact this writer for copies of the book THE FIRST
CROSSING Being the Diary of Theophilus Richmond,
Ship's Surgeon on the Hesperus (1837-8) edited by
David Dabydeen, Brinsley Samaroo, Amar Wahab &
Brigid Wells, and for copies of the book SELECTED
POEMS OF EGBERT MARTIN edited by David Dabydeen.

Now available Volume 3 Numbers 1 & 2 of The Arts
Journal an Abolition edition 'Governance, Conflict
Analysis & Conflict Resolution' edited by Cedric Grant &
Mark Kirton and 'Arise Africa' by Ashton Chase.
Look out for the National Book Fair at the Uitvlugt
Community Centre October 24 25, 2007, under the
theme 'Read a lot...Leam a lot'

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IN 1942, Mr. J.
Weekes rented
premises from
Perreira for use
as a dwelling house for
himself and family but
was ejected from the
tenancy after it turned
out that he was using
the premises as a
'Boarding House' for
business instead.
Chief Justice Verity, who
head the motion by U.L.G.
Perreira for recovery of the pre-
mises, granted possession after
finding that the real. main and
substantial purpose for which
the defendant hired the pre-
mises was not for a dwelling
house, but to carry out a
'Boarding House' business.
The Chief Justice also
found that the Rent Restriction..
Ordinance. 1941 therefore had
no application to the premises,
or to the tenancy thereof, in this
According to him, where
the nature of a 'Boarding
House' business conducted by
a tenant is utterly inconsis*-
tent with the use of.the pre-
mises by any responsible per-
sdn as a dwelling house for a'


premises for use as

dwelling house

family with children, the tain premises to th
landlord would, in any event for use as a dwel
, be justified in putting an Only a small part w
immediate end to the ten- lized by the defend,
ancy. dence for his family
The action by the plaintiff It was found t
to recover possession of a build- reason why the.defe
ing let by the plaintiff to the de- the premises was
fendant was granted. to obtain a dwelling
The facts of the case dis- himself and his fa
closed that the plaintiff let cer- order that he migh

.e defendant
ling house.
as being uti-
ant as a resi-
and himself.


hat the real on a boarding house as a means
ndant rented of livelihood, his more normal
not in order occupation as the holder of tim-
ig house for ber grant, being at any rate for
mily,'but in the time being unproductive and
t thee carry having necessitated his borrow-.
ing money not only for busi-
ness purpose but for living ex-
'The proviso to section 3 [3]
of the Rent Restriction Ordi-
nance ,1941 [Nq. 23] is as fol-
lows. 'The application of this
ordinance to any house or part
ofahdouse shali not be excluded
I .: _. ... . . .L

,;y ,reason only mat part of me
premises is used for business ,
trade or professional purposes.

The Chief Justice held
[1] that the real, main and
substantial purpose for which
the defendant hired the pre-
mises was not for a dwelling
house, but .to carry on a board-
ing house which the defendant
carried on as a business and

quit \ as given in circunlstances
other than those for which the
Ordinance pro\ ides.
According to him. it is fur-
ther submitted that if the ten-
ane\ falls within the Ordinance,
these proceedings should ha\c
been brought ill the Magistrate',
Court and that e\en if this
Court has jurisdiction to hear
the matter the plaintiff. if suc-
cessful in obtaining judgment.
should be deprived of costs.
He added the applicability
of the Ordinance depends in the
first instance upon the facts.
and upon this question there is
a conflict of evidence. The
plaintiff avers that hlle premises
\\as let by him to the defendant
for use as a boarding house and
were in fact used by the defen-
dant for that purpose. In this
he is supported by the evidence

ile By George Barclay

[21 that the Rent Restriction
Ordinance, 1941, therefore had
no application to the premises
,or to the tenancy .thereof in this
Mr. Lionel A. Luckhoo,
S.C. appeared for the plain-
tiff while Mr. S.L. van B.
Stafford, K.. C. represented
the defendant.
In his judgment, Chief Jus-
tice Verity had said, "In this
ease the plaintiff claims posses-
sion, arrears of rent and mesne
profits in respect of the occu-
pation of certain premises in
The tenancy at an agreed
rental is admitted by the defen-
dant, but it is submitted on his
behalf that the premises fall
within the scope-of the Rent
Restriction Ordinance, 1941,
that the amount claimed rent ex-
ceeds the increase over the
standard rent permitted by that
Ordinance and that the notice to

of the immediately preceding
tenant, who took some part in
the letting.
The defendant ,on the
other hand, avers that he
hired the premises as a
dwelling house and used it as
such, apart from permitting
the use of one room from
time to time by casual board-
ers. He is unsupported by the
testimony of any other wit-
fess. I have no hesitation, in
view of the respective
demeanour of these wit-
nesses and the nature of their
evidence in accepting that of
the plaintiff and is principal
witness which is further sup-
ported by the evidence of two
chauffeurs, Who testify as to
the user of the premises, and
in rejecting that of the defen-
dant whose evasive manner
and frequent inconsistency
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Sunday Chronicle October 14, 2007


to other people

By Dr. P.S. Thakur

Wrong-doers anger
us and we may
resolve not to
tolerate them
anymore. We
satisfaction in
knowing that a
wrong doer has
been punished.
However, there can
be errors in
judgment about
wrong doers.

Do we receive personal satis-
faction when we inflict pain?
When we are good, we think
we have avoided grief and
shame. When we are bad, pain-
ful emotions are justified, be-
cause we have done a wrong or
made a mistake and conse-
quences are inevitable. We agree
that some pleasures are superior
to others, e.g., how we feel and
the intense feeling of goodness.
If the supernatural is involved,
it may take on greater signifi-

chance. Personal fulfillment.
pride and success accompany
pleasurable emotions because
we are good people living
wisely. Love is above winning
a lottery because while only
few win lotteries, love is given
by all. Gratuitous love isfrom
God and man.
."St. Augustine emphasized
that grace is personal and intrin-
sic and above all a gratuitous gift
from God". Moral psychology
attempts to understand why
people strive to be good if it in-
volves sacrifice. In charity and
in justice, one must invest psy-
chologically, physically and fi-
nancially, a sacrifice of self in-
terest. This problem has been
the concern of philosophers
throughout the ages. It is ad-
equate to say that virtuous
behaviour is rewarded by hap-
piness. Virtuous people sup-
posedly enjoy life more than
the non-virtuous. They do not
hope that others will suffer.
Feeling joy at the pain of
others may be a malicious glee
beyond our control because we
are passive. Alternatively, we
can rationalize our enjoyment in
the sufferings of another and
that it is the result of pure jus-
tice and the natural events of the
universe or it is the will of God.

This feeling of joy. in pain
of others may cause a mental
conflict or tension on- our reli-
gious or moral life to love oth-
ers unconditionally and to love
others as ourselves. This has
become a strong belief in the
talk of our altruism and human-
ity. Our feeling then is condi-
tioned by how we view the
commandments or our own hu-
Why we are driven forward
or tempted to hatred or cruelty
falls into two categories. Ac-
cording to tradition, we are born
into traditional sin and naturally
possess hateful and cruel in-
stincts. Adam requested a life of
freedom from pain and suffer-
ing. A second position is devel-
oped by Sigmund Freud who
proposed that we are born in-
nocent but some of us become
hateful and cruel from suffering
and experiencing cruelty and
hate. Karl Marx believed that
man is perpetually seeking har-
mony. While Freud and Marx
were both Jewish and not very
religious, they were both more
optimistic than Christian phi-
losophies in general and pro-
posed that man's moral obliga-
tion is to feel sympathy for oth-
ers. This may not always be the

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Rationality: It seems there-
fore that to want hurt or pain
on others is against the nature
of man, It may happen as an
impulse reaction, while reasons
and rationality have not had a
chance to assess and evaluate
the situation. John Portman
suggested that love without
thought of reward is a sophisti-
cated emotion not a feeling. Here
emotion is defined a, complex
components of feelings with a
moral ingredient.
Feelings lack the intentional
focus and the sustained efforts.
If this is not understood, we
may confuse emotion with feel-
ings. However, we do use these
traits to judge a person.
Sources: the sources for
showing joy in others pain
come from a variety of tones.
1. Self worth in an at-
tempt to gain sympathy we see
others' problems and difficulties
and feel better because we are
alike. In extreme cases, we see
others as worse than ourselves.
Low self-worth sustains differ-

encex rather than equality .
2 Moral Justice and Lo\-
alt\ People belie\,e in moral
laws and that the\ should be
obe\ed in order to sustain sta-
bility in one's life and in soci-
ety. Living in any group. pri-
mate or man. demands develop-
ment of rules and norms. This
is not to deny individuality on
degrees of freedom, but it must
not impinge on the rights of
others and violate norms. It is
complementary to self and hu-
3. The Comical Incongru-
ity is a source of laughter and
comedy in human suffering is a
hidden form of aggression. We
may even make the subject mat-
ter or individual as infantile so
as to create laughter. Comedy
may create low self-esteem be-
cause it ridicules others, while
raising one's own self-esteem.
We may even twist a story to
create moral injustice and there-
fore justify the humour.
4. Malice Ill-will may be
directed at a person or institu-
tions. Socrates writes "One will
find a malicious man pleased at
his neighbours ills. It's malice
that makes us feel pleasure in
our friends' misfortunes". Mal-
ice may causepeople to lose a
sense of proportion: feeling ill-

will. for a minor transgression of
the rule. The problem in under-
standing malice is that \\e can-
not read people's minds and
therefore it is difficult to asses
which one of these causes is in
effect. Out of the four sources.
malice equi\ocallv calls for
moral blame.
in all the sources these are
lower levels of human function-
ing. To understand them and
their sources and processes help
us to deal with them as con-
structi\e emotions or merely to
note its existence. As such. it is
a releasing mechanism. In some
cases it may be unhealthy to
worry because it is not the as-
pect of our nature that we need
to cultivate.
It is a universally ac-
cepted fact that we all expe-
rience and express emotions
of one kind or another when
bad things happen to other
people. The moral tradition
insists that good people al-
ways feel compassion when
mishap befalls others. The"
sources of these feeling of
malice or loyalty tell the
kinds of individual we are. It
must be noted that how we
may feel towards others, they;
may feel the sanie towards-

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Indian's surprise

at Nobel award

(BBgC News) indian scientist tal, Delhi. :
Rajendra Paehauti has spo- 'j The"committee'is"trying to
ken of his surprise at the UN, : ell the world we need'io do
panel he heads being ,something aboutfclimate change
awarded the Nobel Peace urgently."', '.
Prize, for its work o. global T ir.Pachaurii ';aid he was
warming. .u . a syjibol .iard redit wa
The Intergovernnental, du i hi%, nrganiiiliqn and its'
Pan'el''on Climatie 'Change.. Ll' "
(IPCC) and capa er A 1 is really rle scientific
'were#ainmed as joint winnieris in cot6tuuny Ihmt'cotniibutea to
Friday. .. :'.l.., h:'t of 4the'lPCC aird 'tibh:e
S"i cn'tbelieve it. I'ni over- government who tIpiJrl tie
whelmed$' Dr Pachauri, 67, tord work of the o',who are re-.
well-wishers in the Indian eapi- ,ally 1e winnerstf this award."
,, : v .

He said he felt privileged to
share the prize with "someone
as distinguished" as the former
US vice president.
"A4 Gore certain iny deserves
it. The amount of.effort he has
put into creating -awareness
about climate change has had a
major impact."'
.The twpomen spoke. on the
.pihoneafier the announcement.
-- 1~,ins Pachy-.larni cer-
tainly cooking forwarid'.to
working with you: I'll be your
follower and 'you'll be my
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leader." Dr Pachauri said.!
"Convey my congratula-
tions to the IPCC." replied Mr
The two campaigners did
not get off to the best of. stits
when Dr Pachauri was elected
to head the IPCC in'2002.
US president George' W

fBush backed the (ndian for the
post, but Mr Gore, who had
lost the presidential election to
Ir Bush. citicised his appoint-
In an article in the New
York Times, he caIled Dr
Pachauri the:'let's drag oar
feet candidate'" The Indian
hit back a few days later with
a letter condemning Mr Gore
for his "derogatory com-
The spat seemed a long way
in the past as the two men ex-
changed warm words on Friday.
The IPCC is the top au-
thority on global wanning, corn-
prising.more than 2,000 leading
climate change scientists and ex-
As its chairman, Dr
Pachauri is well-placed to conm-
bat en\ ironmental damage posed

by rtpiditAtsiat0a
a me achauri a yginee buisg
dicset radway engine beft
moving on to study enedrg an d
eveloincs. economy
He isthe same flt ie, he 3

stitue, Itdia's leading envmd n-
Iental think-tank.he
Dr Pichauri says he is tvey o
concerned about India and otler

will be hit hardest by climate
At the same time, he be-
lieves that the lead should come
ironm the West.
"I think the developed.
countries will really have to
createthe conditions by which
the developing countries will
follRi in due course," he told
the BBC earlier thi" year.

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From nape VI

assure ne that he is one upon whose unsupported word no reasonable person would be wise to rely.
The Chief Justice added, "Not only am I satisfied .that the plaintiff's version is the more reasbn-.
able of the two by season of the improbability of a man of-the plaintiff's admitted means hiring s uch a
building at so high a rental as a place df residence in the circumstances of this case, but I also accept
the disct evidence as to theiavowed purpose of the hiring and of the actuagl use of the promises by.
the defeindint as- boarding Ihous6 of which but a small part only was utilised byhim -as a residence'
for himself and family.
"On his behalf it is submiitted that even if the Plaintiff's evidence be accepted as to the
facts as I have accepted it; nevertheless while, as is admitted, the premises were used by him
as a dwelling place for himself and his family, the fact that there was joint user botl as a
boarding house and a dwelling house does not preclude the application of the Ordinance by
virtue oo:the proviso to subsection 3 of section 3 of the Ordinance.
"Counsel for the defendant cited a number of cases in support of this contention and relied largely
Supon Calls v. Purnham 11922] 1 K.B., 325 as laying down the principle upon which his argument is
based", the Chief Justice declared.
S He added "I am indeed astonished at the effrontery of the defendant in defending this
action, no matter what may have been the view of the law taken by his advisers, from whom,
of course, he concealed the true facts. His conduct in this respect is only to be explained
upon.the assumption that he valued the profits of this business more highly than his own
reputation orthat ofthe woman described asbhis ife.
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Background: -

The Government of Guyana recently entered into a loan agreement with the Inter-American
Development Bank for the Modernisation of the Justice Administration Syvtem (MJAS)' A'Project
Executing Unit (PEU) will be established within the 'Supreme Court of Guyana to execute the
various activities of the project placed underits responsibility. .

Applications areinvited from tested and sutabl ualifd persons tofillthe following9 positiohs

Summary of Terms of Reference for Procurement Officer:
The Supreme Court of Guyana requires a fulltime Procurement Off.ker for the Project Executing
Unit(PEU). The scope of thisassignimentincludes:
Plan. supervise and coordinate:the procurement activities of the PEU
Develop the annruaprocuremett plan:: .
Maintain record.lo account foi all purchases and distributions of goods relating to the
implementatioftheprojct. :

Qualifications and.skills speci.ftction:
A Bachelor's' Degree in Bdsiness Management or Training in Procurement
Management :
At least four (4) years of professionalexperience, two (2) of which must be in the field of
procurement. '
S.p:. .', .i -'
Application Process :
(a) A copy of their full Ternms of Reference which includes detailed job
responsibilities 4nd skill specification couldbe obtained by sending a request
(b) The applicationshould highlight the applicant's qualifications, experience
relevant to the duties 'described in the Terms of Reference and
accomplishments in previous related assignments.
(c) A full curriculum vitae including nationality, date of birth, work experience,
educational qualifications,.summary of professional skills andlor expertise
and language proficiency should accompany the application. Only persons
who are nationals if IDB member countries will be considered. A list of the
member countries could be downloaded from www.iadb.org.
(d) The names, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address of
three references must be provided
(e) Applications in hard copy should be sent to:
Modernisation of the Justice Administraion System
Project Executing Unit (PEU)
Supreme Court of Guyana
1 Avenue of1t e Republic
Genonetown G ana. !
Teleone: u8t9227 1043, 592:227 7729
Envelopes should be marked in the top left hand corner, for example "Vacancy and state post for which
application is made". Applicants may submit applications by email to the address
supctmias(S~ahoo.com but a hard copy must also be submitted.

(f)The closing date for annlications is Fridayn OTtnhor IQ 93n7 at 3 nm

[ TE12 2 --"4475/22q6Z-324:3- ].

Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation

Applications a!re invited from suitably :qualified and
experienced pe sons to fill the, vacant- position of SHIFT

Applicants mus have:

(1) Sound Secondary Education
(2) A valid driver's licence for car/van/lorry
(3) Be over 25 years with five (5) years driving
(4) Must also submit a Police Clearance Certificate

Applications should be addressed to the:

General Manager
Demeeara Harbour Bridge Corporation
S Peters Hall
East Bank Demerara

Closing date for applications is October 18, 2007. Unsuitable



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Sunday Chronicle October 14, 2007

Pae IX

Responses to last week exercises

Exercise 1
1. sister 2. daughter
4. waitress 5. conductres;
7. hostess 8. widow

Exercise 2.
1. common 2. masculine
4. neuter 5. common
7. common 8. neuter

Exercise 3.
1. bird's nest 2. lad
4. brother's toys 5. girl

1. (d) 2. (a) 3. (d

Tense tells time Present


3. aunt
6. heifer
9. spinster

3. feminine
6. feminine
9. feminine

ies' hats 3. children's

Is' shoes

1) 4.(a) 5.(a)

I go to school.
I went home early
I shall/will see you

The Simple Tense
Simple Tense shows Present time
Present action
Actions which take place right now, in the present.

Simple Past Tense shows past action.
Actions that were completed in the past can be ex-
pressed using Past Tense-

I drove my car to the city.
She went home early.
We saw them at the party.

Look at these verbs in the Past Tense ending with

walk walked


pack- packed limb climbed

cook- cooked laugh laughed

The Past Tense of Verbs ca be formed in differ-,
ent ways.
1. Adding "ed" to Present Tense.

form formed respect respected

laugh laughed

connect connected

scream screamed wonder wondered

2. When the Present Tense of a verb ends with a
single 'e' this letter is dropped then add-'ed'

f ; i . *.. ..

prepare prepared
continue continued
waste wasted
enclose enclosed

receive received
decide decided
explore explored
perspire perspired

3. If the Present Tense ends with' y 'this letter is
changed to 'i' before adding -'ed.'
study studied reply replied

multiply multiplied

hurry hurried

supply supplied

bury buried

copy copied

satisfy satisfied

tidy tidied

occupy occupied

4. Many Verbs form their Past Tense by doubling
the final letter of the Present Tense before adding -

drop dropped

knit knitted

travel traveled

stir stirred

rob robbed

beg begged

pin pinned

stop stopped

5. The Past Tense of many verbs is formed by
changing one or more letters.
ring rang swim swam

eat ate

fight fought

get got

do did

hear heard

sing sang

Exercise 1
Put in the Past Tense of the verb in the bracket.
1. The parents all the sweets for the
party. (supply)

2. He the school bell. (ring)

3. Some children

_ to school by bus.

4. Aunt Kate a parcel by post this morn-
ing. (receive)

5. Sam's father him to save his money in
the school Thrift Society. (encourage)

Future Tense

The Future Tense shows future actions. Actions that
will take place in the future can be expressed by us-
ing the Future Tense.
I shall see you.
You will return the box.
They will go as soon as you are finished.

The future tense uses 'shall' and 'will'.

will read
will run
will write
will come

shall read
shall run
shall write
shall come

Exercise 2
Underline the Future Tense in the sentences.
1. I will learn every thing from him.
2. We shall visit our grandmother next weekend.

3. They will come to the party next month.

4. Tomorrow I shall be there.

5. Those items will sell very quickly

The Present Continuous Tense
This Tense is used to express an action that is still
going on. In order to write verbs in the Continuous
Tense you must first know the forms of the auxiliary
verb "to be".

Present Tense Past Tense
I am I was
You are You were
He, She, It is He, She, It was
We are We were
They are They were

The present Continuous is formed by combining the
Present Tense of the auxiliary verb 'to be'- am, is and

am thinking

am driving

am running

is thinking are thinking

is driving

is running

are driving

are running

Past Continious Tense
This tense is formed by combining the Past Tense
of the auxiliary verb to be, was, were and the Present

was dancing
was speaking
was leaving

were dancing
were speaking
were leaving

Exercise 3
Write whether the underlined verbs are Prisent
Continuous or Past Continuous Tense.
1. My father is buying a new car.

2. I am thinking about the answer.

3. We are sending him on a vacation.

4. Lisa was writing a letter to her friend in

5. They were playing cricket on the road.

We are going to continue next week
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Round these numbers to the nearest 10

How much have you learnt?
(1) 2,3,5.7,11,13,17,19,23.
(2) (a) 29,37,47,53. (b) 61,73,79.
(3)6,8,9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18,21,22,24,25,26,27,28.

(4) Numerals
(5) 9 15
(6) 3
(7) 8
(8) (a) 30
(9) 18
(10)21 (11)600


(b) 100


(12)480 (13)21

Number of Factors

Round these numbers to the nearest 10
Remember you have to pay attention to the digit in the ones place
(1)12 37 44 58 63 66 79 81 95
(2)111 275 323 413 -494 537 672 716 848

Circle the numbers which are rounded to the nearest 10.
(3) a 416-410 b 527-530 c. 835-30

. 792-780

4. Round each number to the nearest 10.
2669 2317



Exercise 1.
(1) 2,3,5,7, I, 13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47.
(2) 2,3. (3) 12,15,16,18,20,21,22,24.
(4) (i) 1,2,4,5,10,20. (ii) 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24.

Exercise 2.
(1) 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24.
(2) (a) 8, 12, 16,20,24.
(3) 11



(iii) 1, 5,25.

(b) 16,24,32,40,48.


e. 863-860


Round members to the nearst hundred
Look again at the number line.

200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300

To round numbers to the nearest hundred you look at the teus digit If the tens digit
is four and less you round to the hundred before
If the tens digit is five and more you roundyou round to the next hundred
For example using the number line:
240 is rounded to 200 whereas 250 is rounded to 300.

B f

150 250


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Exercise 3
(a)3 (b)8

Exercise 4
(a) 6 .(b) 24
(g)42 (h)30


(c) 7

(c)15 (d) 20
(i) 60 (j)30




In the number line above, between which two hundreds do 237 and 285 lie.
The numbers 237 and 285 are between 200 and 300
237 is nearer to 200, so 237 is rounded to 200.
285 is nearer to 300, so 285 is rounded to 300

(f) 12

Rounding of Numbers

How many objects are in this jar? We do not know the
exact number so we will estimate.
We do so by rounding the number. We can use
the number line to help us to round numbers.
Look at this number line:

/- -------/ -------/-------/-I---/- ---
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

52 is between 50 and 60. It is closer to 50. So 52 rounded to the nearest 10 is 50.
Look again at the number line. Is 57 closer to 50 or 60?
57 rounded to the nearest 10 is 60.

NB: If the digit in the ones place is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 the number is rounded to the 10
If the digit in the ones place is 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 the number is rounded to the next 10.

44, 43, 42, 41 are rounded to 40.
45, 46, 47, 48, 49 are rounded to 50.

( : !""'^We can round numbers to the nearest 10.

We can round to the next 10 or the 10 before.

Look at this number line:

------- --- --------- --- ------ -----,- -. -----i--
110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 1/8 119 120

I 10 a-ie rounded to 110
1 19 ii'- rounded to 120

Let's remd thee mners to the nesti lned
a. 125 b.382 c.575

Did you come with a. 100
Th you are correct. Wee done!




Raud numbers to the nearest 1 OL
To round numbers to the nearest 1 000 you must pay attention to the digit in the hun-
dreds place. If it is less than 500 it goes to the previous 1000. If it is 500 amd more than 500
you round to the other thousand. For example:
2 316 round to the nearest 1 000 is 2000.
2 527 round to the nearest 1 000 is 3 000.
4 500 round to the nearest 1000 is 5 000

Exercise 2.
Round to the nearest I 000.
(a) 1814 (b) 2347


(d) 6819

Select the letter which has the most suitable response.
I. Which numeral is rounded to the nearest 10?
(a)49 (b)630 (c)762 (d) 1755
2. The numeral 4 329 rounded to the nearest 10 is ............
(a) 1000 (b)4000(c)2000 (d)4330
3. 5 235 when rounded to the nearest 1000 is ..........
(a)4000 (b)5000 (c)6000 (d)7000
4. Which digit helps us to decide to round to thousands
(a) ones (b) tens (c) hundreds (d) thousands
5. When 5 626 is rounded to the nearest 1 000 it becomes-...
(a) 5 000 (b) 6000 (c) 7000 (d) 8000
6. Copy and complete the table, the first is done for you

375 rounded to the nearest 10) is 380
542 rounded to the nearest It) is 40

Continue rounain' --tumbers with a friend. Bye! Bye!



Numerals Round to the Round to the Round to the

nearest 10 nearest 100 nearest 1 000

1814 1810 1800 2000




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t I


A week ago I returned from San Francisco, California in the U.S.A where I attended the
Annual Session of the American Dental Association of which I am a member. One of my
updating courses was implantology which basically involves metal tooth replacements that
are anchored to the bone of
the dental ridge.
They bring us a step closer
to tooth replacements that look I
evolution of implants has
steadily progressed since the
late 1950s, when titanium was
introduced as a biocompatible metal that would eliminate biological rejection. Titanium has been a
significant factor in accelerating the practice of implantology.
Today. about 90 percent of general dentists suggest implants to carefully selected patients.
Implants should be considered an option when a patient cannot gain comfort in wearing a conven-
tional. removable full or partial denture because of physiological problems (sore spots or a poor
ridge) and/or psychological (gag) problems, or as an option to placing a bridge to replace a single
tooth because so much healthy tooth structure has to be removed in order to accommodate the
crowns. But for this author, Guyanese must first know that a single tooth implant generally costs
nearly half a million Guyana dollars and the process takes almost a year.
Implants can provide support for one or more teeth so a crown, a fixed bridge, or an overdenture
can be placed in the mouth. Although a single dentist may perfonn the entire implant process (as I
do, since my training course taught me such), frequently two or more dentists are involved as a
team. Before you are accepted as an implant candidate, your dentist will perform a thorough
clinical examination and a complete medical and dental history. As a standard procedure, some-
times if necessary, a dentist will refer the patient to either an oral/maxillofacial surgeon or a peri-
odontist for surgical placement of the implants. Then the primary dentist makes and fits the re-
placement teeth.
Implantology is not one of the eight dental specialties, and the training and experience of those
who perform implants vary. It is a complex procedure that requires specific knowledge and train-
Implants have three components: the anchor (which may be surgically placed in the bone). a
post (which is attached to the anchor), and the artificial tooth (which attaches to the post).
There are several types of implants on the market, but at this time 1 only consider two to be
safe. They are the endosteal and the subperiosteal.
Endosteal implants are placed directly into the jawbone. This implant cannot be done unless
the patient has adequate bone support. First, an anchor is placed surgically into the jaw. For best
results, the dentist must do minimal damage to the tissue. Anchors are available in several shapes
and are sometimes coated with a material that enables the bone to adhere to it. This process of
attachment is called osteointegration (the bone integrates or bonds with the implant material). Af-
ter the anchor(s) is/are submerged. it is left undisturbed for three to six months to allow it to
firmly adhere to the underlying bone. Then a second surgical procedure is usually needed to con-
nect the post. This type of implant is often used to secure a fixed bridge.
A subperiosteal implant consists of a metal frame that rests upon the jawbone just below the
gum tissue, instead of being placed directly into the jawbone. The metal frame is made by using
impressions of the surgically exposed jawbone. After the frame is constructed, the gum tissue is
reopened and the frame is fitted onto the jawbone. The implant adheres to the jaw as the gum
tissue heals. The posts of the implant protrude through the gum. This type of implant is often
used to secure an overdenture ( a tooth replacement for an entire arch that is permanently secured
to the implants).
Despite their high success rate, some implants are physiologically rejected, and must be re-
moved. The primary reasons for failures include peri-implantitis (bony infections), placing the
crowns on the anchors prematurely, and insufficient or improper alignment, persistent discomfort.
and cosmetic problems. I was taught that patients with a history of periodontal (gum) disease
may be a greater risk for peri-implantitis because of a higher frequency of periodontal bacterial and
increased susceptibility to these organisms.
I believe that dental implants are not for everyone and I would stress that all implant
candidates must be carefully screened. Candidates must be in good health, have healthy
bone and gingival to support the implant, be psychologically suitable, and be committed to
meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits. While the procedure usually takes about
nine to twelve months to complete, implants can last ten years or longer. Never assume
anything is permanent. You will loose your implant if you do not take care of it.


Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the f...III. 1H.
senior vacancies at the Essequibo Technical Institute.

1. Principal
2. Deputy Principal

Details of.lob Description and Job Specifications can be uplifted from the Office of the
Essequibo Technical Institute. Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.

All applications must be addressed to the Chairman of the Board, Essequibo Technical
Institute, c.o Anna Regina Town Council, Anna Regina, and Essequibo Coast.

Each application must be accompanied byva detailed Resume. two (2) recent Passport-
size photographs and two (2) references.

Deadline for submission of application: October 31, 2007.

C. Mercurius

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The Guyana Oil Company Limited is wholly owned by
Government. It is the Country's leading Marketer and Distributor
of Fuel. Lubricants and Bitumen Products.


At least fi\ve () \cars pro\cn Sales andl Marketing e\pericnce in a sales
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
A self motivator with proven persuasive and problem sol\ ing skills.
Good leadership and organisational skills, team pla\ r \ ith calm and
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Articulate dynamic, confident and enthusiastic ta.-rgt dt en indl\ dual, with a
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Any other eqLu.i\ alnt qualification with ten (Ilt) \ear>t Sales ,nd N Marketing
eperi ence.

-\ttracti\ e. depending on qualifications and experience.
\A plications, together with (' urricululm \Vta and names of lxx o (2) i cferee-\. should he
sibnillited to the ( company Secretary. The (Glyana (il ( 11 ompin' I mited, I1 0
\Vatirloo SIreet. Lieorgetown no later than October 31. 2007.

_. 22 Upper Hadfield Street
SD DD'urban Backlands


Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission has
vacancies existing for the following positions:

1. Information Technology (IT) Technician 111

2. Finance and Human Resources Officer 11

3. Data Base Analyst

4. Survey Technicians

NB. The required qualifications and full Job Specification and Job
Description for each position can be uplifted from the Human
Resources Section of the Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission during normal working hours or can be requested
via e-mail to corpaffairs.div@lands.ov.y

Applications with detailed resumes, which must include the
names of at least two (2) references, one of whom should be
present or last employer, must be submitted no later than
Monday, October 22, 2007, to:

The Manager, Corporate Affairs
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
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Sunday Chronicle October 14. 2007

Hiding our Thoughts

with Language

By Ron Cheong

Language is the means
by which we hide our
I will proffer support for
this seemingly outrageous quip
with a couple of examples.
One very public example is
the Larry Craig incident. A few
weeks ago, the senator was
under immense pressure from
his party to resign, after it was
revealed that he had engaged in
some dubious conduct in a
Minnesota airport restroom.
However, at the time of writing,
he is still defiantly roaming the
halls of the senate.
He accomplished this u-turn
with a bit of verbal slight of hand
that gave everyone the false
impression that he was in fact
resigning. But it was all just a
ruse designed to temporarily

appease his critics and gain time
to regroup.
The ploy got him the time
he was playing for. However.
his true intentions were exposed
some days later, when a
message inadvertently left by
the senator on a wrong number
was made public by the
Believing he was connected
to his lawyer's voice mail, he
left the following message just
before the scheduled news
conference at which he was
widely expected to resign.
"Yes, Billy, this is Larry
Craig calling. You can reach
me on my cell. Arlen Specter
is now willing to come out in
my defense, arguing that it
appears by all that he knows
that I have been railroaded
and all that. Having all of
that, we have reshaped my

statement a little bit to say it
is my intent to resign on
September 30th.
I think it is important for
you to make as bold a statement
as you are comfortable with this
afternoon, and I would hope
you could make it in front of
the cameras.
I think it would help drive
the story that I'm willing to
fight, that I've got quality
people out there fighting in my
defense, and that this thing
could take a new turn or a new
shape or has that potential. Give
me a buzz or give Mike a buzz
on that. We're headed to my
press conference now. Thank
you, bye."
At the press conference
Craig thanked all his supporters
and his family, and expressed
concern for his staff. He
generally hit the buttons of a

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farewell speech. But in his
carefully crafted message he left
a little daylight between his
intent and actually resigning.
A few days later, the
senator's spokespeople
surprised everyone with the
announcement that the senator
was mounting a defense to hold
on to his senate seat.
The other example of the
skilful use of words comes
from a story about a great
trial attorney that I heard as
a kid. As I recall the story
(its essence is intact but
specifics are as best as I could
reconstruct), the police were
called to a rural house one
evening. There they found a
teenaged girl had been fatally
stabbed. The girl's father
was charged with the crime.
At the trial, the defence
attorney called the investigating
officer to the stand. After a bit
of banter, it was established that
the young police officer was
from Georgetown and that he
had recently been posted to the
village. The attorney next asked
the officer what was the
evidence against his client.
Were there any eyewitnesses or
did they find a murder weapon'?
No. but the girl was known
to be disobedient to her father.

and under questioning the father
himself had confessed to tlhe
Could you recount this
confession to the coiuri -- \\ht
\\ere the exact word. he usledi
The officer unbutlloeid the
flap over his pocket. renio\ ed
his notebook from his pocket.
paused and then read in a ;cleai

Me feed aml!
Me clothe am!
Me kill am!

Is that all'?
The defendant felt that he
had given his daughter life and
he had the right to end that life.
It's an open and shut airtight
The court was gripped by
a hushed silence for a full
minute before the lawyer spoke
I myself was born and
raised in circumstances not
much different from my client's
village. I know these people. I
know this man. He is not an
educated man, but he is a good
man. His daughter meant
everything to him.
I suggest that you
misunderstood what my client,
in his distraught state, said to
you. He couldn't believe that
you could think that he, of all
people, had killed his daughter.
This was his only child he had
cared for since she was a baby.
That was not a confession.

Don't be a stranger come again
they'd never leave.
Sure we'll see each other again
That's an interesting point of vie
That's a good start
What a beautiful baby
Beware of the Dog

M\ client could not belic\e the
police \\ere \was.iting time
iquSLIOeItioni l hi llmiiid s grii e
inlte.ld of gelling on w ith % the
,c.arch for tihe murdeicri.
submi itl.i wMhal in\ clICent
ActuIall said \\as:
M\e teed am'
Me clothe amll'
Me kill am"

It was a plainlii.e ir\. a
simple rhetorical question.
With the \cr\y words that
\\ere supposed to conv ict the
\illager. the defense attorney\
\\on an acquittal for his client.
It was all in the inflection of the
I don't know if the villager
was really guilty or not, but it
is a powerful example of the
completely different
interpretations people can
deri\e from a few simple words.
There are many other
examples. I do know, for
instance, when that sultry
female voice on TV ends her
pitch with. "Are you getting
yours?" the reference
deliberately implies more than
just the brand of cocoa she's
promoting. And that's not just
because of my unwholesome
So when next you hear a
statement like any of the
following, it might make sense
to ask yourself if you should
apply an alternative
interpretation like the substitute
beside it:

Thank God. thought

But not if I see you firsl.
:w What planet is hlie fro!
Not even close buster, try again.
Poor child, she's got her father's

The mutt's afraid of his shadow


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THE Nehemiah dance group in performance


Graduation at




By Shirley Thomas
The Nehemiah Comprehensive School held its annual Prize
Giving and Graduation ceremony, at the Everest Cricket Club
Auditorium recently, when it honoured seven students for their
performance at the recent Caribbean Secondary Education
Certificate (CESC) Examination.
The seven honoured for outstanding performance at the CSEC
and presented with trophies were: Tavia Bowen, Trevon
Esseboom, Javir James, Xuxa Quintyn, Terri Vandenburg, Carl
Warner, Kennise Williams; Albert Joseph, who secured a Grade I
Theory Distinction Certificate from the Royal School of Music.
Both Jooseph and his music teacher, who is the Director of school
,Mr. Yvonne Osman, were commended.
In addition to a standing ovation for the students and their teach-
ers, there was again a special a round of applause for three Fourth
Form students who did Nehemiah proud.
Principal Mrs. Paulette Ragobeer disclosed that an experiment
was carried out, and four students, even before getting to the Fifth
Form level, were permitted to write Social Studies at the same gen-
eral level as the CSEC Examination. The good news is that three
of them were successful, and one even scored a distinction.
Alluding to the three students' performance, Mrs. Ragobeer
commented it was very heartening, and served to give encourage-
ment to other fourth former.
Presenting the Principal's Report. Mrs. Ragobeer noted that
Nehemiah, under the leadership of Director, Mrs Osman, has a
mandate to ensure that every child has access to Biblical values,
and educational, cultural and sporting experiences, which cater for
their total development.
"We also exist to equip each child with the knowledge, skills
and motivation necessary to make meaningful contribution to fam-
ily, community, regional and national development, in Guyana," she
In the midst of a mass exodus of teachers fr Guyana to
other parts of the Caribbean and farther a Neheah was
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nomination for

Guyanese artist

RANK BOW\ LING, the by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and nili-
tary divisions. and the award designated for Bowling ranks ftiourth
C distinguished Gu anese artist, in line in the order of seniority.
in line in the order of seniority
was last w eek nominated to Bowling, 61, is considered one of the most distinguished
F receive the award of Officer of Black artists to emerge from post-war British schools and
the first Black artist to become a member of the Royal Acad-
the NMost Excellent Order of the British emy. He was elected as a member of England's Royal Acad-
Empire. emy of Art, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, on May
NC ,1 lhC .,..,rlr bnnc, reco.llin 1hl. ,* II lho.e 26, 2005.
b.,d~ ,f tork i, phenmnien.il 't unki '.. i It i man., in Mr. Bowling was among about a dozen artists proposed to till
I- hIhl, h i na l ce la~nd one of two vacan-
-:"he ilni E,,cellenl Order ol ti e Bill,h ilnpire is cies in the eighty-
a Brnlh order of chialry etablihed ,n JIune 4, 1917 member academy.
and is the first
Black British art-
ist elected a Royal
Academician in
the over two hun-
dred year exist-
ence of that insti-
An abstract
painter, he
graduated from
the Royal Col-
lege of Art in
1962, and has
since the mid
60s spent part of
each year between London and New York where he maintained
Mr. Bowling's paintings have been and continue to be exhib-
ited in Europe. the United Kingdom and the United States and are
SUGGESTED included in important private and corporate collections worldwide.
RETAIL PRICE in addition to the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Mu-
(PACK) seum and Museum of Modern Art in New York. as well as the
Tate Gallery in London.
Born in 1936 in British Guyana, Bowling left in 1950 for Lon-
PALL MALL don He won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in
10's Full Flavour $90 1959 and graduated in 1962 with both a Silver Medal in Painting
and a travel scholarship which took him to South America and the
20's Full Flavour $180 Caribbean.
He was a contributing editor at Arts Magazine from 1969 to
20's Menthol $180 1972 and held teaching positions at many institutions, including
lectureships at the University of Reading and Columbia Univer-
20's Lights $180 sity.
According to the Royal Academy, Bowling's early work was
BENSON & HEDGES figurative and often described as expressionist. In the mid 1960s
Bowling's paintings became more geometric. He moved to New
20's Special Filter $260 York in 1966 and his work became overtly abstract as he be-
gan to concentrate on purely pictorial issues relating to colour
20's Menthol $260 and composition.
20's Lights $260 This transition from figuration to abstraction was accompanied
by new working methods. Bowling's paintings became larger and
he abandoned the easel. often pinning his canvases to his studio
BRISTOL walls or floor.
20's Full Flavour $220 Bowling was a leading Color Field painter and colour dominated
his work in the 1970s. The earthier hues of his figurative palette
gave way to an exploration of high-key and lyrical colour. Sponta-
neity and chance became important working methods in the mid to
late 1970s and Bowling began referring to his work as 'poured paint-
Warning: The Minister of Health advises that ings'.
Bowling's recent work utilises a full range of colour and is
SM O KING IS DANG EROUS TO HEALTH marked by the artist's periods of often intense experimentation with
surface texture. Bowling maintains working studios in London and
New York.
"As a painter, one soon discovers that art comes out of and
feeds off art; thus, much of what is being painted is ancestor
worship of one sort or another," Bowling says In one of his

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(USA TODAY) When the
Swedish Academy awarded
British writer Doris Lessing
the Nobel Prize for Litera-
ture on Thursday, it praised
her "skepticism. fire and vi-
sionary power."
The feminist writer and po-
litical radical (she was once a
member of the Communist
Party) quickly proved her skep-
ticism about awards and money.
When told by reporters
gathered outside her London
home that she had won the prize
worth $1.5 million, she replied.
"1 couldn't care less." according
to the Associated Press.
"I can't say I'm over-
whelmed with surprise," she
told reporters. "I'm 88 years
old and they can't give the
Nobel to someone who's dead.
so 1 think they were probably
thinking they'd probably better
give it to me now before I've

ob i

popped off." Lessing. who \ill
be 88 on Oct. 22. is the oldest
writer to win the Nobel.
But Lessing's selection sur-
prised literary\ oddsmakers. \\ ho
\ere betting on Philip Roth.
Israel's Amos Oz and Japan's
Haruki .Murakami.
Lessing's best-know n
work is 1962's The Golden
Notebook, a novel that of-
fered insights into women's
lives and emotions. "The bur-
geoning feminist movement
saw it as a pioneering work,
and it belongs to the handful
of books that informed the
20th-century view of the
male-female relationship,"
the Swedish Academy said.
Equally admired is Lessing's
first novel. The Grass Is Sing-
ing. published in 1950. Set in
Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), it
revolves around the murder of
a white woman by her black

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servant. After speaking out
against apartheid. Lessing \\as
banned from South Africa and
Rhodesia in 1050. Born in Per-
sia (now\ Iran to British parents
in 1919. she \\as 5 when the\
mo\ ed to Rhotecsia.
Beginning in the 1970s.
Lessing became more inool\ed
\ith experimental ratingg and
science fiction. which has dis-
mayed some literary critics.
"This is pure political cor-

rectness." critic Htarold Bloom
told the AP. "Although Ms.
Lessing at the beginning of her
wriling career had a fe\\ admi-
-able qualities. I find her work
for the past 15 \ears quite un-
Lessing continues to write
and publish. This past sum-
mer, she released a feminist
novel. The Cleft. She is work-
ing on a novel about her par-

From page XIII
credited with having a very 'stable' staff, and an almost zero
attrition rate.
Ragobeer outlined that the school's curriculum is based mainly'
on Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council Progranmme. At the
May sitting, she said, seven fifth form students wrote the CSEC
Examination, in the following subjects: English A: English B. Inte-
grated Science. Mathematics: Principles of Accounts: Principles of
Business; Social Studies and Information Technology.
Their performance was generally good: Six students wrote and
passed English A, and there was one distinction: Four wrote and
passed English B; Seven wrote and passed Social Studies. Six
wrote Maths, four of whom were successful. 'rTo wrote and passed
Integrated Science; Two wrote and passed Principles of Ac-
counts. Four wrote and passed Principles of Business:
Five wrote Information Technology, three of whom were suc-
The students, well-rounded, are benefiting not only from aca-
demic involvement, but from sports, counselling and other activi-
ties integral to their educational, social and moral development.
Through collaboration with other entities pivotal to their contin-
ued development and relevant absorption into the world or work,
they have benefited from Career Guidance Workshops held at the
University of Guyana.
Meanwhile, there were timely words of advice, and wise coun-
sel for the graduates and other students assembled, from guest
speaker, Reverend Raphael Massiah.
Massiah who is Senior Pastor at the First Assembly of God
Church, Wortmanville, was introduced as one who "loves children
with a passion; "has a heart for people" and places a high premium
on education."
Enegertically taking to the podium, Pastor Massiah congratu-
lated the graduates for their performance, and the Director, man-
agement of the school, and parents as well, for ensuring the chil-
dren have an enabling environment to concentrate and prepare for
the future.
Noting that they were about to enter into another phase
of life, Pastor Massiah charged graduates to become aware of
what is happening around them. He admonished them to be
prepared for the tasks, challenges and opportunities they will
face as they go through life in a changing world.
Moreover, he stressed the importance of continuing education,
and urged them not to become complacent and allow their interest
and enthusiasm in rising to the pinnacle academically to wane. Cau-
tioning them against 'locking themselves in', he noted how impor-
tant it is to continue in the pursuits of higher education and train-
ing, or risk becoming 'irrelevant' and remaining at the bottom.
In a passionate plea to the youths to continually embrace edu-
cation and training, he cautioned youths generally against finding
themselves trapped in positions of having to engage in infamous
activities, simply because they are not sufficiently qualified:
SMeanwhile, reiterating his admonishment to the students to be
strong' [stand up for what is right] and not faint in times of adver-
sity, Massiah also touched on attitudes and lifestyles and the con-
sequences of fainting and making wrong decisions.
Imminently concerned at the way in which the nation's most
important resource ( our young people) continues to be buried, Pas-
tor Massiah attributed this primarily to a lack of understanding.
He sees it as being rooted in a free-free attitude that has pervaded
the nation's young people, who now believe they could live dan-
gerous lifestyles.
He pointed to the very real threat of HIV/AIDS, and the dan-
gers of 'fainting' cr a lack of moral strength' which can lead per-
sons to ultimately :akec decisions.that could prove lethal.
He opined that such persons do not take note of the fact that
we are living at a time where there is a 'killer just waiting to knock
on y'ur door'
If y o do not take stock of your lifestyle ... before you be-
gin to experience life you could soon be committed to the
ground," he warned.

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Although his hear' sunk with that last bit of instruction, i.
he was off and running. Shem already had a plan: he would uplift the recipe book on his way to the shop
where he would work on it while the list of requested items was being filled. Minutes were ticking away. it
turned out that the book was in use so he had to copy the recipe there and then. Gingerly. he printed the
ingredients in beautiful handwriting. Shem spared himself a moment to smile it was a masterpiece of an
artistic job completely covering one side of the paper. Turning the writing material over to the shopping
list, he drew a line. Then realizing the list was still valid and unfilled, he proceeded to erase the line. But
this was not to be. The process was becoming an ugly smear. So he drew a border by using the end of
each line of words. Now he squeezed the method of the recipe for making julabi into this new margin.
And he was away again, dashing towards the shop. On the move, he noticed the length of his shadow.
He knew he lost a lot of time on the recipe. He had to redeem that lost time. Or he'd miss the beginning of
the show. He likes to see programmes from the very start. It is here you get the gist of the matter. In his
haste, he stumbled and fell. He got to all fours. And saw his redemption. Today, he would throw caution
to the wind: defy the warning of his elders. Today, he would use the shortcut. This pathway ran through
the middle of a corral imprisoning a murderous bull who maimed a number of men and goaded to death
many animals. But the bull was kept after all that damage because it was a marvellous worker and a
beautiful beast winning many prizes at agriculture shows and rodeos. Today, Shem would test the speed
of the 'mad cow'. Many times Shem toiled with the idea in his mind. The boy was small. Offering a tiny
target. He was nimble. Many times eluding the dangers of the forest. Hissing snakes, snapping
caimans and boxing tiger-cats. The books, from the crashed plane, he was always reading were a great
help in these escapades. Now, it was the battle of boy and beast. Today he wil make the author of
'Three Singles ToAdventure' proud of him. Shem must get pass the'mad cow'. This was the onlyway to
get to the show in time.
On the run, he would glance at his handiwork. To him, everything was clear. So the shopkeeper would
have no problem to know which was which. The only problem he envisaged was the handwriting of Miss
Lucy. In his effort to decipher it, the owner of the shop may attend to it last. The running boy had to find a
solution to this new problem. When Shem arrived at the shop, the keeper was busy so Shem suggested
to the assistant to collect all the lists from the customers. And service them at one go so as to save time
moving with list to list and from item to item. The owner of the shop rewarded Shem with a large bottle of
aerated drink for such a brilliant idea, adding that he would give priority to Shem's list. The jumble
markings on one side of the paper with a botched line running through it was not attractive to him so he
turned to the other ;i.e I the beautiful and legible handwriting the side with the ingredients for julabi.
And he filled that list. Which Shem took home to Miss Lucy.
Multi-choice questions pertaining to Agriculture Month October.

Circle the correct answer (A, B,.C orD);
Guyana's Agriculture month 2007
was launched at
(A) Orealla.
(B) Anna Regina.
(C) Lethem.
(D) Moruca.
2. Agriculture month 2006
was launched at __ in
!.A) Lethem
B, Oren!la

4. Guyana's two (2) main agricultural
(A) Edible Oil & Cocoa
(B) Sugar and Rice.
(C) Flour & Rice
(D) Coffee & Cocoa
5. Carried out mainly at Orealla.
(A) Livestock production.
(B) Gold mining.
iC) Sugar production.
(D) Logging.

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Dear Abby says she'sfor


years, rumblings have sur-
faced on the Internet, conjec-
ture about her casual refer-
ences to "sexual orientation"
and "respect." Now, Dear
Abby is ready to say it flatly:
She supports same-sex mar-
"I believe if two people
want to commit to each other.
God bless 'em," the syndicated
advice columnist told The As-
sociated Press. "That is the
highest form of conimitment, for
heaven's sake."
What Jeanne Phillips. aka
Abigail Van Buren. finds offen-
sive and misguided are ho-
mophobic jokes, phrases like
"That's so gay." and parents
who reject or try to reform their
children when they come out of
the closet.
Her views are the reason

she's being
by Parent
bians and
vocacy g
their fan
Abby, PI
when she
taught p,
mally to
when her
with Alzl
years ago
going the u
filiate for
who idei
and a sui
gay teena
they are
I've tried


ig honored this week have a gay family member to ac- equivocally on the side of sci-
s and Friends of Les- cept them and love them as entists who say sexual orien-
SGays. a national ad- they always have." she said Fri- station is a matter of genetics,
group that provides day. not personal choice. She ad-
for gay people and PFLAG director Jody vised a mother who had cau-
lilies. The original Huckaby said Abby is the per- tioned her 14-year-old daugh-
hillips' 89-year-old feet choice for the first "Straight ter to keep her feelings for
Pauline. helped put for Equality" award, part of the other girls secret to "come to
on the map in 1984 group's new campaign to engage terms with your own feelings
First referred a dis- more heterosexuals as allies, about homosexuality."
rent to the organiza- "She is such a mainstream Last year. addressing a
voice." Huckaby said. "If Dear groom whose gay brother re-
te Phillips, who for- Abby is talking about it. it gives fused to serve as best man or
ok over the column other people permission to talk even attend the wedding because
mother was diagnosed about it." he did not have the right to
heimer's disease five Alert "Dear Abby" readers marry, she made it clear her
). has continued plug- may have noticed that the sympathies lay with the bo'-
group, as well as its at- youthful attitude Phillips prom- cutting brother.
parents with children ised to bring to the column in- "Accepting the status quo is
notify as transgender. eludes a decidedly gay-friendly not always the best thing to
cide hot line aimed at take on most matters, do." she wrote. "Women were
gers. In a March 2005 column once considered chattel, and sla-
trying to tell kids if that touched a nerve with very was regarded as sanctioned
zay. it's OK to be gay. some readers, for instance, in the Bible. However. western
to tell families if they Phillips came down un- society grew to recognize that
neither was just. Canada. Bel-
gium. the Netherlands and Spain
have recognized gay marriage.

and one day, perhaps, our coun-

try will. too."
Phillips, who lives in Los
Angeles. said she isn't worried
that aligning herself with gay
rights advocates wNill cause
newspapers to censor or cancel
the column. which appears in
about 1.400 newspapers.
Her outspokenness on gay
rights issues has never caused a
strong backlash, said Kathie
Kerr. a spokeswoman for Uni-
versal Press Syndicate, which
distributes the column. It's pos-
sible some editors choose not to
run the segments dealing with
homosexuality, but if so the\v
have not complained to he syn-
dicate. Kerr said.
"We get brouhahas all the
time. and they haven't been
about Dear Abby." Kenr said.
Phillips realizes not ev-
eryone agrees with her on
gay rights: she and her hus-
band "argue about this con-
tinually," she said. He thinks
civil unions and domestic
partnerships "would be less
threatening to people who
feel marriage is just a reli-
gious rite." She thinks any-
thing less than full marriage
amounts to second-class citi-
"'If gay Americans are not
allowed to get married and have
all the benefits that American
citizens are entitled to by the
Bill of Rights, they should get
one hell of a tax break. That is

my opinion." said Phillips. w\ho
speaks with the no-nonsense
tone of someone who is used to
settling debates.
Right now. Abb\. as
Phillips prefers to he called, is
\\ working on a reply to a womann
who wanted to know whether
she should include childhood
photographs of her transgendcr
brother-in-law in a family al-
bum. The woman is worried
what she w ill tell her children
when they see pictures of their
uncle as a little girl.
Phillips' guidance to \Vor-
ried Reader \will be simple. she
said: Include the photos. of
course. Silence is the enemy.
Ans\ er any questions the kids
have honestly Uncle John
was born with a body of the
wrong sex, so even when lie was
called Jane he was really John
Phillips said that while it
might be tempting to devote an
entire column to \ hy she thinks
jokes invoking homosexual slurs
are in poor taste, she does not
plan to spell out her views on
gay mana-ige in print an\ lioren
directly than she has already.
"If they are my readers,
they know how I feel on the
subject." she said. "I don't
think I'm a flaming radical.
I'm for civility in life. I'm for
treating each other with re-
spect. trying to do the best
you can.


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.


To ensure GPL accomplishes one of its main
objectives of sustaining a systematic and disciplined
approach to networking metering (all phases)
and generation opetkns at the specific locations.
This is to enure accuracy, legality and adherence to

.standards and procedures.

Appl before Wedlnemday 17 October, 2007 te


lhe (joi rnmenlt Iinformation Agency (GINA) is seeking applications for the
following positions:


The o('nmmunications tOfficers will produce and disseminate information on
national sectoral policies, programs and projects through the print and electronic

Job Specification: A Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral/Social
Sciences'Coinmiunication/English!Economics is required. Applicants must be
knowledgeable about national sectoral policies, projects and programs. They must
have excellent verbal/writcen skills in the English Language. Ability to do research
and work on special projects would be an asset. A minimum of one (1) year's
experience in the electronic or print Media is required. Applicants must also have
computer proficiency in Microsoft Word. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PoIwerPoint.
and the Internet.


The Graphics Designer will design and layout artwork (posters. newspapers,
brochures, magazines, etc.). and presentation for websites, CD-ROMS, publications
and mediagraphics. Will prepare artwork for public service announcements in the
electronic \Media and Print Media.

Job Slpecification: A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent is
required. Previous Experience in Graphics Design will be an asset. Knowledge of
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of Desktop Publishing, Bryce and Macromedia Flash, Firework and Dreamweaver
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Last week we looked at the Caribbean Community. Hope you have prepared your book-
Let's check how much you could remember.

Exercise I
I. The agreement to start Caricom was signed in on July 4th,
2 There are member states of Caricom.
3. The countries which signed the Treaty of Chaguaramas to form Caricom are __
__, and
4. The Secretariat of Caricom is located in the country of
5. The Caricom country found in Central America is
6. The Caricom countries which are not islands are and
7. Find the Caricom Countries on this Wordsearch

A T E U N C N O 1

St. Lucia

St. Vincent

Bahamas "

This week we are going to look at people in the early communities.

The Ethnic Groups in Guyana
Guyanese people are descendants of Asians, Africans and Europeans. Those who came
from the continent of Asia are the Amerindians the Chinese and the East Indians. The
Europeans including the Portuguese came from the continent of Europe while the Africans
came from Africa.
The ethnic groups are: Amerindians
East Indians

The others are sub-tribes of Caribs
o The Arecunas
o The Akawaios
o The Macusis
o The Patamonas
o The Wai-Wai

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Map of the World showing the Continents

The Amerindians were the descendants of the first people who lived in British Guiana
now called Guyana. They travelled from Asia to North America by crossing the Ice Bridge
joining the two continents Asia and North America. This bridge is called Bering Strait. The
Amerindians continued to travel South until they reached Mexico, the West Indian Islands
through Central America and into South America. They spread out in all directions until they
reach Guyana.

Amerindians Tribes
The fir't groups ot .\merindians to arrive in Guyana were the four main tribes
i. Ara\aks
2. Caribs
3. W\arraus
4. Wapisianas

Amerindian Settlement
When the Amerindians first came to British Guiana they settled along the coastlands ani
near river banks. When the Europeans came they were forced to move to the interior parts o
British Guiana, they were afraid of being enslaved. Some areas where Amerindians live ar
called reservations or settlements.

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Tribes Areas Found
1. Akawaios Mazaruni
Abary River
2. Arawaks Wauna Hill
Waini River
Pomeroon River
Santa on Demerara River
3. Arecunas Pakaraima
Kamarang River
4. Caribs Barima and Barima Areas
Canjie Area (upper)
Cuyuni Mazaruni
5. Makushis North Savannah
Ireng River
Siparuni River
6. Patamonas Pakamaktoi
7. Wai Wai Kona Sheu
Dora Mission
8. Wapishana South Savannahs
9. Waraus Waini
Marama River
Canjie area (lower)

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Response, to last %eek.
Exercie I

2 The mirnro'p I-, is li lpeningL ih.ii ,ill'o%, 'A.le[r it, enTer Ihe 'l eed
-I Cil\ledon 5 plunule

.Aninm.ils 2 Coconui 3. \Vind 4 E\plo i\e niech.inism
Exercise 3.
Monocotyledon Dicotyledon
Genip, pigeon pea. Awara, corn
Pear, mango. paddy

This week we will look at Germination.
a. What is Germination?

Germination is the process by which

seeds become seedlings. (new plants)

b. For germination to take place the conditions must be right.
The requirements are:
(i) air
(ii) water
(iii) suitable temperature

c. Seeds germinate in two different ways. These are:
(i) epigeal germination, and
(ii) hypogeal germination.
(i) Epigeal germination:

Diagram of different leaves

Look in your environment, collect leaves, compare
them according to their shapes, sizes and colours.

Parts of a Leaf

blade or lamina

Smid-rib or main vein

Diagram showing Parts of a Leaf.

Leaves can be classified as Simple and Compound.
(i) Simple leaf is when there is only one leaf growing on
a leaf stalk.


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"(ii Hypogeal germination.

(ii) Compound leaf is
where there are two or more
leaves growing on a single leaf

. The small leaves are
called leaflets.

a compound leaf

a simple leaf

Usefulness of Leaves .
0' Food
- Shelter
I-. Medicine
..On your own give examples of leaves for the different uses.
. Check your examples with a friend at school.

l'For you to do.
,Choose the letter that has the most suitable response
A monocotyledonous plant has........... veined leaves.
(a) net (b) parallel (c) criss-cross
2: A dicotyledonous plant has ................ veined leaves.
(a) net (b) parallel (c) criss- cross
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(d) none of these

(d) none of these.

ook at the leaf and then answer q 5.

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-For you to do.
i. The type of germination in
'which the seed leaves are left in the soil. -----------
Z This develops into the young plant. -----------------
3. The development of a seed into a young plant is ----------
4. One requirement for germination is------- .

The types of leaves and their parts.
There are many different types of leaves. Leaves differ in shapes, sizes and colours.

3. The part labelled 'A' is the ...........
(a) leaf stalk (b) apex (c) margin (d) lamina/blade
4. The part labelled 'B' .....................
(a) transports oxygen (b) respires for the plant
(c) holds the leaf in position (d) gives off excess water
5. The diagram represents a.................. leaf.
(a) simple (b) compound (c) complex (d) none of these
6. A leaflet is a small leaf growing on a ................. leaf.
(a) simple (b) complex (c) compound (d) none of these.
7. An example of a leaf that is used as medicine is ....................
(a) razor grass (b) fever grass (c) hibiscus- .. -. - -d) mangb --

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IBBC News) Eiperts hae'condemaed
f>rogres made in etdaedg the nUWber
i4yaidling pr egdas iarliith.
Analysis in The flcet 4tedical j9drn
women die every year (itle change froni
And 20 million unsafe abortions a
-deaths and illness aredone arinially.
SA key global target ofia 75% reductic
2015-will not be niet wilout urgent actio
Richard Hbrton, r of the Lancet,
ten seen as "containers" o babies and not
He said there should be no-more exci
to dramatically cut the 'itmber of deaths
set out in the Mtillennium D.evelopment G
.. '... ..

needed on maternal deaths

the "appalling" lack of lion) was needed by 2015, she said. tended pregnancies every year in theA&eekping wodfl
r of women wouidwide .Money n~eds t e speAn on safe abortion nd family plan- .Vnsafeabortion is oeafthA- mtos neglected ibU-c healtib
mag services Aadmidwives who can help women access emer- sues ofiF mlnie.
na w shows hl a million agency care .wllre neessMr Te poor health of a itbir," or ther prenatre death frt;i'
20 years ago. A spokesperson for Marie Stopes International said lack of ac- ,.unsafe abortion, can ha particularly detrime tai effects,
major factor in natemal cess to modern faniily planning resulted in nearly) 80 million unin- the health and survival chances of infants."

on in maternal deaths by
n. they warned .
said wdinietnwes too of-
hing more..;
uses or delay- iii attempts
by three-quarers, as was

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of mortality in
A study by Professor'Kein Hill from Hlarvard University showed
that maternal deaths fellby less than 1% a year between 1990-and
2005, although some countries showed better results.
Half of maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa where there
has been a particularly small drop over the past two decades.
He said a "huge and urgent" emphasis was needed to imlprdve
pregnancy and delivery care in the developing world.
In a separate study, also published in the Lancet, Dr Iqlal
Shah from the World Health Organization, found rates of abor-
tion fell globally by 17% between 1995 and 2003.
'However, the number bf abortions taking place in "unsafe' codi-
ditions remained the same about half of all abortions carried out.
The vast majority of unsafe abortions are done in.developing
countries, the figures show.
Abortion rates were lowest in Western Europe at 12 pregnancy
terminations per 1,000.women but highest in Eastern Europe at 44
abortions per 1.000 women.
In Africa and Asia, the abortion rate was 29 per 1,000 women.
br Shah said rates 4fabortion did not. differ according to.whether
access was good or highly restrictedby law, and reducing the num-
ber of unsafe abortions was "imperative".
SIn Bangladesh, a massive decrease in maternal deaths has
occurred because women now have access to safe abortion ser-
vices and emergency obstetric care,. another study by Dr
Carine Ronsmans from the London School of Hygiene and
lTropical MIedicine sho~ed.
Experts said the experience of Bangladesh -'where abortion mor-
tility fell by 74% over fhe past 30 years shows the Millennium
Development Goal are achievable.
Ann Starrs, executive' >ice president of Family Care Interna-
tional, said maternal health had a massive impact on the survival
and health of children and on society.
"The general message is we still have the situation we had 20
Years ago ; that half a million women die.every year from the com-
plications of childbirth and 10-20 million women suffer disability."
To meet the Millennium Development Goal 3 billion ($6.1 bil-

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44' High Street,' Kirgston, Georgetown, South America
Tel, 592-231-6311. Fax: 592-231-6349. ,

USAlD Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction ani Prevention
(GCfARP) Project (A Joint Government of Guyana U.S
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V N trimng and ,valuation Officer

To asist with the design and implementation of monitoring and
e l al ion 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 othdr .plated field and a minirium 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
othl data r lated programs for dataimanagement.

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

Ap},ications must include the name, address and contact number of '
at least tvo (2) referees; one (1) fiom a community member and or
former employers as td'iour suitably of the position.

Pleae s nd applications to the ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
USAID GHARP Project, 3' Foor, 44 High Street. Kingston,
Georetow n, no laterthan Friday, Octbber 19,2007 at 15:30 hrS.

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Divisions deep over abortion ban

(BBC News) A series of re-
ports in the Lancet medical
journal highlights the global
problem of avoidable deaths
among pregnant women.
The problem is starkly il-
lustrated in Nicaragua, where a
new law has put a blanket'ban
on abortion even in cases of
rape or where the mother's life
might be in danger.
Campaigners say it has led
to 82 deaths this year among

women with pregnancy-related
complications and a culture of
fear among doctors.
But Catholic activists in
Nicaragua describe the anti-
abortion law as an amazing vic-
tory for life which illustrates
what they can achieve else-
I met a slightly-built teen-
ager. who can be identified only
as Raquel.
She sat beside her mother as

she relived the moment she was
raped at the age of 11. Her
daughter, who is now nearly
two. was conceived as a result
of the attack.
When Raquel was raped and
became pregnant a second time
at the age of 13. she felt there
was only one option.
"I had to have the abor-
tion because with my age I
couldn't have two children,"
she told me.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas .Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement of works for the Electrification of Orealla/Sipalrta

OPM W-05-2007
1. This Invitation fEir Bids follows the General. Procurement Notice for this Project
that appeared in DevelopmentB Business. issue no. 578 of 1 6 March 2002.

2. The Govemnment of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which
includes a Hinterland Project Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the
Government intends to conduct several demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of
the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the procurement distribution line
hardware and translonners for the construction of distribution networks at Orealla and
Siparuta, Region 6. This contract will be financed from IDB loan resources. Bidding will be
governed by the !nter-Amcrican Developmcnt Bank's eligibility riles and procedures.

3. The Office of the Prime Minister invites scaled bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for tile construction of overhead electricity distribution networks at

The construction period should commence earliest to sixty (60) calendar days fom the award
ofeach contract.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
*procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies fbr the
Procurement of'Works and Goods financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. and is
o pen to selected bidders.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the
Project Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding
Documents al the address given below at paragraph 7 from September 24, 2007 to October
2. 2007. Mlondays to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to 16:30 h.

6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial Capaciivt E.ISxrience and
Technical Capacity. delivelT' sChtiecdlC. I.'respnsiveness. Additional details are provided in the

7. A complete sel of bidding Documents in fcnglish may be purchased by the bidders
in person or on ltie submission of a written Applicalion lo the address below and upon
payment ofa non-refundable fee ofl'5,000S Guyana dollars:

Office of the Project Implementation t
Office of the PFime Minister -
W\Vight's Lane
K-ingstoln .

Ul'e! ellidi t fpflxM r\inein\ilib b\ ch hxlo I i,, ',I-h'Al .
8. Bid-, mnust be ,J It c'. ito the ad, .- hl,. .. before 09:00 hours, Tuesday
Ocftober30(1. 2001~7:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender .Administration Board
(northie cslern building)
Ministti o" Finance"
\- Main & I'rquart SlSrc,
S (!c-'i'gco\\ 1. (Gu\:i;i |
I:Iection n hillding will not he pcrmi!,. I te bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in
tlle preO'' ,c oI t lhe bidders,' iep e!,]'>,-, e!,,s or anlyoie w .ho chl ose to attelld in pelmiln bh
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"l'm angr because 1 know
who my attacker is. He is 22
years old. I see him in front of
m\ house and he is just laugh-
A woman who sympathised
with Raquel's plight took the
risk of getting her an illegal abor-
tion. Raquel hopes that one day
she will be able to resume her
She said: "Someone in my
case should be able to have an
abortion. Maybe 1 would have
been able to study, if 1 hadn't
had my daughter.
"I hope to go back to study-
ing one day and I hope I can
give to my daughter what I
didn't have for myself."
Tears slid down her cheeks
at that point and I ended the in-
Earlier. 1 had met
Nicaragua's leading pro-life
campaigner. Dr Rafael Cabrera.
He is an obstetrician and
gynaecologist, but he is fiercely
opposed to the use of contra-
On the veranda-of Dr
Cabrera's home, I put it to him
that women would.continue to
seek abortions, regardless of the
"Yes, people are still go-
ing to have abortions but now
they will self-consciously
know they are doing some-
thing wrong, as defined by
the law," he said.
Dr Cabrera denies claims by
abortion rights activists that

there have been avoidable deaths
among women with complica-
tions in pregnancy.
"This is a very important
issue which they have made
into a huge propaganda. in or-
der to confuse the population."
he added.
Not everyone agrees
though. Another prominent doc-
tor. Leonel Arguello. is head of
the Nicaraguan Society of Gen-
eral Medicine. He is highly con-
cerned about the effects of the
new law.
"As a physician, you feel
as though you are nothing,"
he said. "This government is
saying if you are pregnant
and it might harm you, it
doesn't matter keep going."
Dr Argiiello said doctors on
salaries of 200 a month were
scared of prosecution if they
were seen to intervene in any
cases where an unborn child was
still alive.
He described how a young
woman died after doctors
failed to treat her ectopic
pregnancy this is a life-
threatening condition where
the foetus starts to grow out-
side the womb.
Dr Arguello said: "This girl
was 18 years old. She went to
the hospital and the doctor or-
dered an ultrasound, because
they wanted to see whether the
Sfoetus was still alive.
"She left the hospital. The
doctor didn't stop her and say
this is really dangerous you

need a surgical intervention. and
if \ou don't have it. Vou will
"The girl was visiting a
friend and she had more pain
again. So she called back at
the hospital. She had
haemorrhage and shock, and
then she died."
There are no official figures
about the effects of the anti-
abortion law. but a recent inves-
tigation by Human Rights Watch
said fear and delay had led to
avoidable deaths.
Carlos Fernando Chamonro.
who edits a weekly news maga-
zine called Confidencial, says
Nicaragua is still a conservative
society but there are signs of
international pressure.
He said: "I recently
interviewed the EU foreign affairs
high representative. Benita
Ferrero. and she expressed a lot
of concern about this situation
in Nicaragua.
"My prediction is there
will be a permanent problem
and a permanent controversy
over this. Each week we will see
more reports about the health
problems of women."
The ministry of health in
Nicaragua didn't respond to the
BBC's repeated requests for an
Campaigners are hopeful
that eventually doctors may
get more flexibility, but they
acknowledge that the
chances of changing the law
are slim.


for network maintenance
MONDAY DEMERARA Garden of Eden to T.mehn 08:00 to 16:00 h
Soesdyke to Yarrow Kabra
BERBICE -No.46 Village to Philipi
S-Onverwagt to Ithaca 08:00 to 16:00 h
SCumminigsburgUpper Stabroek east of Ciatip St
16 OCTOBER -Upper Lacylown nortn of Regent St., Bourda
-Charlestown, La Penitence Public Rd. 08:00 to 16:00 h
BERBICE -No: 64 Viilage to Moleson Creek
-Arrmladale to Ithac;a 08:00 to 16:00 1h
WEDNESDAY DEMERARA WCD Versailles to Look Out, Panka
17 OCTOBER :- Church St bet Cummings & Thomas Sts.
East St. bet. Lamaha & Church Sts. 08:00 to 16:00 h
Chariestown bet. Broad & La:ng Sts. 08:00 to 16:00 h


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The restrictions \\ill apply
between 1 June and 31 Decenm-
ber. when whales are known to
congregate in the area.
Though the designation is vol-
untary. conser action groups sa\
other such protected areas have
seen a drop in shipping traffic.
The right \\hale is named as
such because \\ whalers considered
them the "right whales" to hunt
for their thick blubber, long ba-
leen and because they floated
when dead. making then easy to

harvest. They can reach lengths
of up to 18m t0 feet). .weigh-
ing 30-80 metric tons.
Despite being protected
since 1937 the right \\hale is
close to extinction. with scien-
tists estimating a global popu-
lation of only 400.
Canadian parliamentarian
Gerald Keddy said he \ as "de-
lighted" his government's pro-
posal had been backed by the
"Mariners will receive all

the information the\ need to
asoid collisions \with right
%whales, in the Rose\\a\ Basin.
\\ arc confident that thile adop
tion of this proposal will ha\c
a significant positi\c impact on
the right \ hales' road to reco\-
er\ froni the brink of cxtinc-
lion." he said in a statemenli.
Scientists with the Cana-
dian Whale Institute called
the move "a major step for-
ward in helping the right
whale to recover".

(BBC News) A popular Spanish singer has been banned
from performing in a Caracas stadium over remarks he
made about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
A government minister accused Alejandro Sanz of criticising
Mr Chavez three years ago while touring Venezuela.
The musician has been banned from staging a concert at a
state-run stadium but the government says he can perform at
any privately owned venue.
Some 15,000 fans hoped to see Sanz at the gig in the capi-
tal on 1 November.
The pop singer may have sold 21 million albums and won
more than a dozen Latin Grammys, but the Venezuelan higher
education minister, Luis Acuna. is not among his admirers.
He accused the musician of railing against Mr Chavez and
his Bolivarian revolution.
Mr Acuna asked how the Venezuelan people would respond
to such an artist using the state-controlled stadium.
The comments which sparked the controversy were made
by the singer during his last tour of Venezuela in 2004, when
he said he did not like Mr Chavez.
He also said that he did not like a number of other presi-
dents elsewhere.
And he made reference to a controversial recall referendum
against Mr Chavez which was brought by the opposition to
try to remove him from power.
So far, Sanz has made no comment on the government's decision.
It comes few months after Mr Chavez warned for-
eigners they faced expulsion if they came to Venezuela to
criticise him or his political agenda.



World Wildlife Fund Guianas is seeking to appoint a Communications and
Education Officer to provide support to its technical officers in (uvai na
working in the areas of freshwater, gold mining pollution abatetmenti':
sustainable forest management, protected areas management and species,'.

WWF Guianas facilitates partnerships in and among the three Guianas with a:::
view to achieving nature conservation and sustainable use of the 'region's
natural resources. In Guyana our conservation activities are implemented..
.primarily by national institutions that acquire WWF's technical and.financial: "
assistance. These institutions include the Guyana Forestry Commission-.,
(GFC). Guyana.: Geology and Mines' Commission (GGMC), the:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Institute of Applied Science
and Technology (,AST) and the Wildlife Division of the Office of the:

Applicants for the position are expected to possess::

A Bachelor's Degree in a communications or an education field.:
Graduate Degree preferred. Must be familiar with issues relating to
conservation in'Guyana:
A minimum of five years experience in Guyana in the '.field bf:'
.communications and education with specific experience .i -the-;
forinulation of conservation materials, media materials and \ ebsile
management. Exposure to formal education and non-formal oulreich::
efltbs in natural resources conservation will bean asset:. .,:
Excellent oral and written English. Must have a working kriwledge:.
of Microsbft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and Poi cr-
Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, negotiation and"
conflict resolution;
A willingness to work with a multidisciplinary team and a broad
range of stakeholders;
Ability to prioritize and coordinate several projects simultaneously
and work with a minimum of supervision

Please log on to www.wwfuianas.orgl for further information on the job
description for this position. Interested candidates should send cover letter
plus CV to the Finance and Administrative Manager at
jp,?wiroson!.to(l. \vwf.sr. Closing date for application is Wednesday, October
3.L. 200.7.

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Ships asked to

avoid whale route

(BBC News) The endangered
right whale is to get extra
protection after a safe haven
from shipping was set aside
off Nova Scotia in Canada.
The International Maritime
Organization (IMO) ratified a
Canadian proposal to designate
the 1.800-sq-km zone an "Area
to Be Avoided" at a meeting in
The voluntary restriction
asks ship captains to steer
around the area.
Collisions with container
ships are seen as a key threat
to right whales, thought to num-
ber just 400.
The new zone is in the
Roseway Bashi. south of the
Canadian province .bf Nova
It is close to a major Ship-
ping route between North
America and Europe, and scien-
tists say the slow-moving mam-
mals have been killed in colli-
sions with huge cargo vessels.

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Preparation for the launch-
ing of World Food Day activi-
ties, one of the main high-
lights of Agriculture Month
slated for October 16. 2007. is
moving apace at the National
Agricultural Research Insti-
tute (NARI), Mon Repos, East
Coast Demerara.

In keeping with this year's
Worodd Food Day's theme -'The
Right to Food- A Reality In
Guyana '. NARI. Guyana's
premier agricultural research fa-
cility. will be offering members
of the society. both Private and
Public. the opportunity to be-
come more aware of the levels

of improved agricultural tech-
nologies available for implemen-
tation across the various regions
of Guyana.
According to Dr. O.
Homenauth. Director NARI. the
Institute will be emphasizing
the use of technologies that will
empower the agricultural corm-


Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Transport Infrastructure Rehabilitation Programme

1. The Government of (uyana has received financing from the Inier-American Development
Bank toward the cost of the Transport Infrastructure Rehabilia-aion Programme and intends to
apply counterpart finds to payments under nine (9) contracts for Routine Road Maintenance.

2. The Ministry lofPublic Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for
Three Years Routine Maintenance of the following sections ofthe Public Road Network:
1. Soesdyke to Linden Highway
2. Essequibo Coast Public Road
3. East Bank Demerara Public Road Lot 1 fRuhimid! Poi Staio; Re'i i
4. East Bank Denerara Public Road Lot 2 (Relic/ I tilag, ,o Ii Dcialcrto
Lomngi. (AL-f )
5. East Coast Demerara Public Road Lot I ('7amp/v .Sr to PI' ra. .'I "" ,
6. East Coast Demerara Public Road Loi 2 ilParadiri I iiagey :,n '.laica
7. West Coast Demerara Public Road Lot 1 (frc-e;-/n-ho Stilinig o
West- C ;e.'!I" i t,1l,,t
8. \West Coast Demerara Public Road Lo! 2 Stcwar,:H iiL i/ll,;,gc : Paik,:
Sr, ling;
9. West Bank Demerara- I 'rcit.I- i..i!oop.liunl tin,;- i) 1 i f Pitia 1i .'if!i ;

3. Bidding will bc conducted through Ith National Competilive Bidding (NC(B) procedures.
spcficfed in the Procuire:ieplt Aci 2tii) andl i- open to aOl bidder,. subject to provisions olSection
111 (El Iible (ountllecs I,'ili. sdonrument.

4. Interested eligible bidder-, mi\ .obtain li rather information from the (Coordinator of the Works
ScIrices Group (\\S(j. em'nail address \.sg;,' c'. ire esev.corm and inspect the bidding
docu-nelni'. At -\ddrcss No. I i\en below betxxccn 8:30 am and 4:3t pm Mlonda\ to Friday.

5. Bidders Qun.iiifications requrinemnl include:
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i bidders flrm I (1Ocoer 2(ill,. lupoin :h palm 1enx ofi a non-efiundabi ltee of Fi i e Thousaind
t ui NV :i, I, ol''r- '(iS lostit tIC (enti' l \ic,' titi!.i n;i oft'he :afori.inem tioncd Mnl!niri\ he
meihod pa'. m t'ill be .. lie Bidie. !, io m,.iie ,e i hiard copi -oiklci e !rn':t
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unit\ in combating climate
change. effective water and soil
management strategies and new
crops and production tech-
niques. along with inipro\Led
small ruminant and poultry
'At present. NARI has
several different water, soil.
and production systems es-
tablished at our Mon
Repos location, all of great
importance to the agricul-
tural community to combat
the challenges of climate
change. The main one we
are advocating is the use of
the drip irrigation and
sprinklers systems de-
signed to aid in reducing
the cost of production even
during the very dry seasons
in Guyana and those areas
especially the inland loca-
tions where there is need
for rigid water manage-
ment systems. Also, two
improved systems of pro-
duction: Organoponics and
the Protected Shade
House, will be open to in-
spection. While in the
field, visitors will be able
to view the production of
several new varieties of
crops introduced to
Guyana, especially the
Butternut Squash and the
ongoing work with Jatro-
pha for bio diesel produc-
He also noted that there will
be a mini livestock exhibition of
improved breeds of livestock
bred by NARI Livestock Farm.
These breeds will include: Mus-
covy. Kunchan, Pekin, Solo
white and Robin Blue ducks.
Boer goats. Barbados Black
Belly: Virgin Island White;
Corenlyne White and Cross
Breed sheep developed by
NARI. The new sheep breed.

Dorper. recenthrl im poned from
Texas. ISA. will also be on dis-
The Open Day exercise
commences at 09.00 hrs on
Tuesday October 16. 20X)7 and
is expected to empow er the \ari-
ous sections of society and to
attract more investors to the lu-
crative Agriculture Sector.
'Research always plays a
pivotal role in the develop-
ment of any industry and one
of the primary purposes is to
allow persons to become
more aware and involved in
the agriculture sector which
is the back bone of the
Guyanese economy. Should
investors become more aware
of our polices and availabil-
ity of technologies, the en-
gine of growth in the agricul-
ture sector, especially the non
traditional commodities, will
spiral. At NARI, it is our duty
to empower the populace
through education and tech-
nology transfer to ensure
they remain competitive.
At NARI. we are also en-
gaged in research activities per-
taining to the development of
the agro energy sector, which is
one of the largest potential sec-
tors in Guyana. We also want
to demonstrate that while in
Guyana we want to expand this
aspect of agriculture, there will
be food security since this new
form of energy will further
boost our value added produc-
tion and reduce our foreign cur-
rency deficit, Dr. Homenauth
Apart from the field dem-
onstrations and mini live-
stock display in the com-
pound of NARI's Headquar-
ters. Mon Repos. persons
will be afforded the opportu-
nity to visit the Institute's
Livestock Farm. the largest

duck breeding and production
farm. and to view the qual
itl of the service offered i
seed production, nursery fa
cilities and laboratory test
The National Agricultur.
Research Institute, a semi au
tonomous research institution
was created by the National Ag
ricultural Research Institute A
No. 19. which was passed o
the 26th November 1984.
NARI was established as
vehicle for developing and e.
tending the necessary techno
ogy and technological suppo
services to facilitate national a-
riculture development. This a
lowed almost parallel growth
the farmer. individually or c
operatively. with the develop
mnnt of technologies for pnmdu
tion and for maximization ofr
At present the Institu
has several research an
nursery facilities at S
Ignatius. Rupunui
Savannahs. Ebini. Interm
diate Savannahs. Bartic
Kairuni. Benab. Blac
Bush Polder. Fo
Wellington. Mon Repo
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Picture Colouring and

Story Competition

Second Place Winner

This week we present the second place entry in the Picture Colouring and Interpretation com-
petition which was run in this column in observance of World
Environment Day, 2007. The second place winner is Hosana .
Natasha Narine who lives at Sideline Dam, La Penitence, at- .
tends St. Stanislaus College and is currently in the Seventh "l ,'
Grade (Form 1).
As mentioned in last week's article to enter the Competition chil-
dren between the ages of 9-13yrs were invited to colour and interpret
a picture which showed a scene of a boy being affected by Climate a
Change. In interpreting the picture children were asked to write a
story of about 300 words.
As second place winner of the competition, Hosana's prize in-
cludes a Gift Certificate for purchasing books at Austin's Bookstore, (~i { ij'/7 i
the publishing of her story and being featured in the soon to be pub-
lished EPA's new Environmental Club Poster. Wherever you see this Poster, remember to took- for

Second Place Winner Hosana Natasha Narine
Hosana's Essay
Climate is basically the weather characteristics of an area, a city or a country over a long period of
time. Different areas and countries may have different climates. In Guyana the climate is sunshine and
rainfall. Adaptation towards these changes in climatic conditions is necessary to make us comfortable,
prevent us from getting ill and for us to continue our social, economic, and physical activities.
For example, in thb United States of America where there are more than two climates or seasons,
the people have to adapt to each differently e.g. they adapt to the cold conditions where snow falls by
wearing very thick woolen clothing, hats, scarves and boots. However, in Guyana where there are only
two climates the adaptation to each maybe different but not as significant as in the United States of
America. Climate change is mainly as a result of global warming where increases in the earth's tempera-
ture are causing changes in the normal climate. This is having many effects on the environment and
people's livelihood. I
With reference to the picture,
one of the effects af climate IiI ii
change is floods during the rainy
season because of increased rain-
fall. Randy may not be the only,
one affected but like ,many others
he maybe without the facilities
and materials to use tho services.
He cannot go to the shop, he can-
not attend school nor; could he
play outdoors. Randy can play in-
doors but instead he ch4se to fish,
nevertheless he does qot realize
how unhealthy it is to fish in such:
contaminated flood waters. Hence,
it Kandy was; enttially catch ,','
a fish, it would be inappropriate
to use the fish in preparation of a j i /
meal. i
Randy's life maybe affected
tremendously since he and his
family might have a sliortage of
food, water and to sorbe extent
clothing and have no means of
getting it except by usmig a boat
if one is available and he would
have to be accompanied by an
adult. Climate change really
affected Randy's life from basi-
cally preventing him from be-
ing engaged in the things he
like the most, like playing foot-
ball and taking care of his pet
animals, but still he will even-
tually have to adapt to such cli-
matic condition even though it Picture used in the Competition
would be very difficult. (Courtesy of Ms Merlene Ellis)




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ARIES -- There will be a lot of emotions s\\ irling around you today. It \ :
seem like every time you walk into a room, someone will be laughing, cr\ i.
arguing or in some other extreme state of emotion. Your job is to try to si,;
as objective as possible in each situation. Be supportive of your friends. I,
do not get too involved in the melodrama that will be unfolding in fronl
you. If you do. you could lose your balance and get distracted awa\ tfi
important goals you're working on.
TAURUS -- The game you've been playing is heating up. and you will ncc
to up your competitiveness in order to stay in it. The good news is, tod.i
you've got all the intensity you need to stay focused without losing vot
cool. Lean on your friend who has been acting as a cheerleader -- they )\\
give you the lift you need to keep your eye on the ball and stay positive. Th
outcome is still uncertain, but you can turn things in a favorable direction i
you unleash your hidden weapon: your wit.
GEMINI-- Paying more attention to your health today could make a big diil
ference tomorrow. It's time to think more proactively about your physical lb
ing in order to avoid bigger problems down the road. If you just cut one thin
out of your diet that you know is bad for you, you will notice a big different
in a matter of weeks. Your energy level is unpredictable right now, but if \ o
can get more exercise, you can help keep yourself on more of an even keel.
CANCER -- An invitation will come your way from completely out of the binl
today, and it will probably throw you for quite a loop. Figuring out whethc
or not to accept it shouldn't take a long time to do, but it will. You're feeling
very indecisive about everything right now, even with a no-brainer like thi,
Time is dwindling away, and every moment you take deliberating is a momci
you'll never get back. So act fast and go with you gut -- you won't recgr
whatever happens.
LEO -- You know something is wrong in one of your relationships, so wh'
aren't you paying more attention to it? It doesn't take more time or energy tl
look at these issues deeply -- it just takes more honesty. You might be afraid
of what you find, but whether you find it or not, it's still there. Wouldn't yoi
rather know what you're dealing with right now? Be brave and take a long
hard look at things. Chances are, they are fixable. And once you fix them to
gether, things will be stronger than ever.
VIRGO -- If you are feeling bored or looking for an entertaining challenge
today, let your intellectually curious side steer you straight to stimulation. i.
you take time to go the long way, to see all the sights and explore all the
nooks and crannies, you will not be disappointed. Old, familiar places will
take on a new special significance, and you will find something you thought
you had lost. Search the world with an open mind today, and every surprise
you find will be a happy one.
LIBRA -- Your eye for beauty is in clear, strong focus today. You are goinm
to be drawn to things that celebrate beautiful things in every sense of th
word. You'll be drawn to the most luxurious aesthetics in fine food, visual art
music, and fashion right now, so if you are going shopping, you could rui:
the risk of melting your credit card! One little splurge won't harm you, so ena
joy the pleasant act of picking out that one lavish gift you will give yourself
You deserve it. i
SCORPIO Today is an exceptionally good day to make a clean sweep o'
things -- whether that requires you to clean up a dirty room or clear up
touchy misunderstanding between you and a friend. A fresh start is possibi
if you just put forth the work. Roll up your sleeves and get going as early i
the day as you cn, because not all of your intense energy will last through
out the day. As long as you have the energy for the task, you will,enjoy ev
ery minute of the effort.
SAGITTARIUS -4 There is a realignment going on. among your friends, an
parts of your circle may be breaking off into smaller units. You might not b
aware of the magnitude of all the reshuffling, but that's only because yq
probably won't be'affected by it. Give these people the space and time thel
need to figure out why they need a new social focus -- you should definitely
not get involved or pick sides. Maintain relationships with the pele y
want in your life -- ihat's all you need'to do.
CAPRICORN-- H LC your juggling skills coming along? Thingsiare g
ting busier than ever, and it could get tricky trying to keep everyone happy.
there just aren't enough hours in the day! Don't feel bad or guilty if.you
to put long term relationships or projects on the back burner for now w...
going on today is very time-sensitive and if you hesitate too long, youi
miss out. Friends understand if you have to beg off --remember them
comes time to celebrate your success.

AQUARIUS You won't be able to shake off your deep feelings dy
matter how many distractions you may be given. What's in your mm.d is.
going to go away until you deal with it head on. So you need to havetf
conversation, write that email, ask.for that raise, or do whatever ele intii
dating thing you're avoiding doing. The toughest move is the hardest o
make, but it is the one you need to make. You have the strength, so'why a
you even doubting yourself?
PISCES -- Just because someone you care about likes people to get al6iig
does not mean that they are a doormat! So don't worry about how a friend or
loved one is handling a tense situation. You need to trust that they know
what they are doing. Have faith in them, and they won't disappoint you. It's
not wise to offer up unsolicited advice to them -- they could take it as a sign
that you don't think they can handle things on their own. Just stand by and
be there when or if they need you.

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Sunday Chronicle October 14, 2007


Pa XX I -, ~' Sundav'Chr6ri~c1e Octob'er 14. 2007

The Passage
"I didn't know it was so difficult." This remark
of Bannister's after his fantastic run last Thursday
was not made lightly. It reflected neither modesty
nor pride. It was the comment of an engineer
who had solved a problem of human engineering.
At the moment of his success, the second
that he broke the tape, Bannister found himself
in a state of utter physical exhaustion such as is
known to very few human beings. He was
suffering from a condition of acute anoxia, or a
semi-blackout caused by lack of oxygen in the
system, his heart was beating 155 times a minute,
and he could not distinguish colour.
Bannister has personally explored the regions
of human exhaustion as frequently as anyone,
both in acute athletic performances and his
research into the capacities of the body with the
aid of a treadmill machine. He once drove himself
to breaking point on the treadmill three days in
succession. Yet he had not hitherto made quite
the same journey into the interior of effort.
Bannister's heart is like a Rolls-Royce engine.
Were it not so, he could not have broken the mile
A normal person's heart must beat about 72
times a minute to drive the blood around the
body, but Bannister's heart, in ordinary
circumstances, needs to beat only 40 times a
minute to do the job. In other words, a normal
person lives like an 8 horse-power car at 45
miles per hour, whereas Bannister was being like
a 27 horse-power car which can produce the
same speed on about half the effort. The size
and big muscles of Bannister's heart are the result
of years of training. His medical studies (he is
going to be a doctor) have helped him to achieve
and exploit this condition. He possesses the
tremendous confidence required to undertake a
record breaking project of this type, but his form
of confidence is highly specialised and operates
only on the track: in all other matters he is
unusually modest.
On Thursday night he delivered a commentary
on television on the race. When he and his
pacemakers were in the race together, he clung
to the pronoun "we". Then, fifty-five yards ahead
of his fellows, he had to release his grip on "we"
and grab at the pronoun "one". Not once did he
use the word "I".

1. What causes acute anoxia, and what results
from it?

2. What does the writer mean by saying that
Bannister's confidence is "highly specialized"?

3. Write a letter telling a friend what yVGu have'
gathered from the passage.

The Passage
The Letter of Apology or Explanation
Yesterday afternoon I kissed my teeth when
y.oasked me not cck c,o ,'r f;ffv T ed roses
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note of apology or explanation.
1. Read the passage to find out the distinctive
inputs in this kind of letter, and then write them

2. What have you found out about the letter
of apology so far?
a) When the letter is generally needed to
be written;
b) When you admit to yourself that you
have done something wrong in a situation, even
though you find it a hard position to take;
c) Where you admit that you had forgotten
the correct approach to a person, thing or event;
that you had not been careful; or that you had
been at fault in some way;
d) Where you let the person know that
you are aware of what happened and that you
are willing to own up;
e) Where you bring out that strong hidden
character in you;
f) When you coin a gracious letter to the
person you have wronged; and
e) That honourable intention has its place
in this kind of letter.

3. When you write one of these letters, check
to see whether you are well within these other
a) You are prompt in sending the note of
apology if you know that your actions) deserve
b) You believe that what you have said
was the best thing under the prevailing
c) You have offered payment of some kind
or replacement if you have damaged anything.
d) Your excuses could not irritate your
e) Your letter is brief.

Learning Activities
1. Your parrots have ruined this season's crop
from your neighbour's red cashew tree the
best since the young tree has begun to yield
fruit. Write a note of apology offering a proper
solution to the problem. State what steps you
can promise to prevent repetition of the parrots'
behaviour. Go over your work with a study

2. Write a letter to a friend, explaining why
you will be unable to go to the Ogle Air Strip to
meet him or her next weekend.

Here is an example of an acceptable
Your home is to be repaired. You need a letter
of excuse to give your teacher. Your mother has
to write the letter. You intend to overI0k hPr
style and presentation. She eventually ends up
sending in the letter below on your behalf. You
are o!eased about how it is written.

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Tno ning's Grammar


A.E.HOUSMAN (1859-1936) To on Athlete Dying

lesson aids in advance. Please receive this home-
work in English Language.

Yours Truly,
Hellene Danvers

Learning Activities
1. Read and then use the suggested points to
evaluate the letter that Hellene Danvers produced
for her son. Tell your study partners) about
your observationss.

2. You have to see the dentist at a prescribed
time for your yearly dental checkup. Draft the
kind of letter that you think your parent would
forward to your form teacher. Discuss it and
then rewrite it properly.

An Excerpt for your Reading Pleasure
After a while my way was stopped by a creek
or inlet of the sea, which seemed to run pretty
deep into the land; and as I had no means to get
across, I must need change my direction to go
about the end of it. It was still the roughest kind
of walking; indeed the whole, not only of Earraid,
but of the neighboring part of Mull (which they
call the Ross) is nothing but a jumble of granite
rocks with heather in among. At first the creek
kept narrowing as I had looked to see; but
presently to my surprise it began to widen out
again. At this I scratched my head, but had still
no notion of the truth; until at last I came to a
rising ground, and it burst upon me all in a moment
that I was cast upon a little, barren island, and
cut off on every side by the salt seas.
Instead of the sun rising to dry me, it came on
to rain, with a thick mist; so that my case was
I stood in the rain, and shivered, and wondered
what to do, till it occurred to me that perhaps
the creek was fordable. Back I went to the
narrowest point and waded in. RHf n-ot ti m
yards fGi-,' Shore. I plunged in head over ears;
and if ever I was heard of more it wv5 rather by
God's grace than my own prudence. I was no
wetter (for that could hardly be) but I was all
the colder for this mishap; and ha tlot another
%e, was the more unh~Bp .
nd no a!i at l he in m
e-ad Vit had car da e -roots
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yi seif d ,' i, a d. q i ,:.-'
sea salt, or because 1 was gr,.,'ir Ve,y" 1
.:as distressed with thirst, and IT' top,
I went, and.drink the peaty wqa. of t
(ags. ..
(Taken from R.L. Stephenson's KIDNAPPED)

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Sunday Chronicle October 14, 2007

P~se X\~JI

Rare China

tiger seen

the wild


(BBC News) A rare South China tiger has been seen in the wild for the first time in decades.
according to reports front China's official Xinhua news agency.
The sighting. which came after a farmer handed in some pictures. sul-priised- researchers \ ho Ifeared
the tiger was extinct.
Experts have no\ confirmed that the photographs do show a \oung. \w',ild South China tiger.
The tiger is critically endangered and was last sighted in the wild in 1964.
The farmer. who took the pictures at the beginning of this month. lies in Shaanxi prO\.ince.
Experts have said that no more than 20 to 30 of the tigers were believed to remain in the wild. but
none have been spotted in decades, with many fearing that a small nunIImber of capti\ve-horln tig ers w\ ere
all thIat remained.
The population of the South China tiger, the smallest, tiger subspecies. \\as bIliieced Ito number
4.000 in the early 1950s.
But numbers were greatly reduced after China's Communist leader Mao Zedong labelled the elu-
sive felines "pests" and ordered an extermination campaign.
The animal has also fallen victim to tlhe decitnation of China's natLural einvironmecnt and the elimina-
lion of its natural prey.
IThe South China Tiger is one of six remaining tiger subspecies.
Three other tiger subspecies, the Bali.lJava. and Caspian tigers, have all become extinct
since the 1940s, according to tiger experts.

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Congratulations to Troy
and Orcell Pellew, on
their third wedding l
anniversary to be
celebrated on October
-g Greetings from
loving sons Stephan
and Troy Jr., mothers
Jackey and Patricia,
father Joseph, and
brothers and sisters, not
forgetting Karis, a.k.a.

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SCookery Corner

Welcome to the 473rd edition of
- / "Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
'_ tips on cooking in Guyana.

1) Busy failtlies continue to search forfoods that are healthy. satisfying and economical and they
do not need to look further than pasta. As a virtually fat free and salt free food. pasta is a healthy meal
option for consumers. Also. as a food that is low on the Glycemic Index (GI) low GI foods are
digested more slowly pasta naturally satisfies hunger longer without spiking blood sugar levels.
2) Top pasta with leftov ers cooked vegetables, ground meat. chicken, or even a small amount of
vegetable soup. Or combine with a low-fat salad dressings or spoonifu yogurt.
3) Use fruit to balance spicy dishes. Tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapple temper hot flavors.
and balance and brighten, as well. Apples work well with curries, and bananas add a delicious
counterpoint to hot chile peppers.
4) Use only small amountsof vegetable oils. margarine and vegetable cooking spray when preparing
pa-;ta dishes
' i Thik ieiuren a, c ell a. Ilator Add J a is of toasted pine nuts or toasted chopped walnuts to a
* reinm p.iaij aute for added intere

1 t<2r1O7T 6:37 PMig

Tuna-Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Serves 8

,2 CIup Champion Elbows, cooked
12 oz tuna in water, drained and flaked
I tsp salt
t tsp olive oil
Stsp granulated sugar
: cup onions, chopped
' tsp basil
'1 cup bell peppers, chopped
! tsp oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
\' tsp lemon juice
14 2 oz crushed tomatoes
8 oz no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 cup (fat-free) Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp parsley

In a skillet, heat oil over meditlm flame
Add onions, bell peppers. and garlic
Cook until all is tender.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce.
parsley, salt, sugar, basil, oregano. and
lemon juice. Cover and simmer 311
minutes. Stir in tuna and cooked
Champion Elbows. Ileat over low flame
five minutes. Sprinkle with Pannesan
cheese and serve.
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absolutely no question of Aishwr-ya Rai giving up her work as husband Abhishek
Continuing with her career.
-king lor very selfish reasons. I'm her biggest fan and love watching her ol i. The
I. I'd never ever impose my wish on her. But if she asks me I'd certainly want ner to go
>f completing two projects. In Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raj her work is almost
1ker's Jodhaa-Akbar she needs to shoot a song.
inch work at the same time. I'd like her to continue with her career and do the volume
happy. As her co-star 1 must say I want her to continue because she's a wonderful co-
on the sets." says Abhishek.
tty's Raasta with Abhishek and John Abraham in the lead.
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MUMBAI His much-talked-about period drama "Jodhaa-
Akbar" is a film that director Ashutosh Gbwariker describes
as a fusion of history and his imagination. He denies any re-
semblance with K. Asif's magnum opus "Mughal-e-Azam".
The first trailer for the film. starring Hrithik Roshan and
Aishwarya Rai, will be unveiled this weekend End the release date
has been set for January 25.
"It's been a gruelling but rc\\arding time. I've been virtually
sleeping on the sets. But, finally. we've e zeroed-in on Jan 25 as the
release date," Gowariker said.
"Without explaining what I'm doing, I'll say I'm not compet-
ing with 'Mughal-e-Azam' at all. 'Jodhaa-Akbar' is not a remake
of any film. I'm making my own discoveries about the central love

story as seen through the eyes of history. I hope to carry the bur-
den lightly," he said.
"The background is steeped in history. But the characters are
mine. No one knows how Jodha or Akbar behaved. I've to imagine
their romance, the palace and harem politics. I'd say 20 percent is
history, 80 percent is my imagination," Gowariker added.
Talking about the lead actors, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik
Roshan, he said: "There's a certain royal quality to Hrithik's
face and body language. As for Aishwarya, she's to me the quint-
essential princess straight out of Amar Chitra Katha the
distressed princess waiting in her chamber. Though we've seen
her in so many avatars, as Jodha she's something else. Hrithik
and Ash are amazing together." (BollywoodWorld)




THERON has been
named the Sexiest
Woman Alive. The
'Monster' actress she
was given the annual wff
honour by Esquire
magazine, snatching
the crown from last
year's winner
Scarlett Johansson.
Esquire's articles
editor Ryan
D'Agostino ex-
plained: "Charlize
combines unbeliev-
able beauty with a
smart mind and thi
attitude like she's
almost one of the
guys. All of that adds
up to sexy." Pre\ i-
ous winners of I
Esquire's accol.-
include Jessica '
and Angelina Jonic e

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