Guyana chronicle
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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: 01-08-2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
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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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LONDON tReuters) A noman banned from dri%-
S ing for seven da}s after travelling at speeds of less
than 10mph on the motorway told Reuters on Fri-
day: "that road's my nemesis." Stephanie Cole. 58.
of Fishponds. Bristol. straddled thd hard shoulder


and inside lane as she dawdled along a stretch of the N132 near
her home last August.
In thc back window of the car \\as a sign which ,aid "I don'i
do fat, please ovenake".
Cole admined dn ing without reasonable consideration at North
AMon Magistrate-.' Court on Frida3 and was told %he %iould ha\e
to take another lest ai Ihe end of the ban.
"I didn't intend getting onto the motorwa). but all of a sud-

den I found myself on it and I could not get off." she told
Reulers after the hearing.


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GNCB takes aggressive action

against delinquent customers

IN 2007, Guyana National
Cooperative Bank GNCB in-
tensified its efforts to cover
outstanding debts that were
owed to the institution. As a
result, a number of agree-
ments were entered into to
liquidate outstanding debts.
However, there were a
number of clients who were un-
able to work out an agreement
with the institution which led to
the initiation of Court action.
According to GNCB's

Manager, 31 persons were taken
to Court for $1.3B, and judg-
ment was executed against 17 of
those persons to the value of
The General Manager also
said that in pursuing the default-
ers, there will be no discrimina-
tion, regardless of who the indi-
vidual is, and that they will ag-
gressively pursue legal action or
any other step at their disposal
to recover the taxpayers' money.
He pointed out that while


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there will be zero tolerance in
relation to those at fault, every
step would be taken to work out
settlement agreements with
those concerned.
The facts disclosed that
from the 31 writs filed, six were
discontinued in Court for the
sum of $21,286,806 as settle-
ments with GNCB.
The GM said seven matters
are still pending, and included in
the Writs to be heard are:
*Stanislaus Winston of
Soesdyke Public Road, East
Bank Demerara. The writ was
filed on last December 21 for
the sum of $43,182,000 and the
claim was premised on a guar-
antee date, November 26, 2001,
in consideration for advances
for facilities extended to
Guswin Poultry Farms. The
matter is due for hearing on Feb-
ruary 20.
*Haeinkaran, also known as
Haemkaran Sarju, of Wash
Clothes, Mahaicony, East Coast
Demerara. This was filed last
December 21 and the claim is for
the sum of $6,911,793 for credit
facilities granted by him by way
of promissory note dated June
23, 1998. at New Amsterdam,
Berbice. This matter is due for
hearing on February 20.
*Seelochanie and Latchman

Rupsain of Johanna Creek,
Mahaicony, were sued for the
sum of $16,730,333 for credit
facilities granted to him by way
of Promissory Note dated Feb-
ruary 3, 1993. They have de-
faulted in payment. The matter
is scheduled for hearing on Janu-

ary 23.
Judgment received from the
17 defaulters includes:
*Thakurdat and Lilawatie
Thakurdat of Leonora, West
Coast Demerara. Judgment was
awarded against them in the sum
of $8,089,973 with interest and

*Wilton Marks of 223
Aubrey Barker Street, Sout
Ruimveldt Gardens. Judgmei
was awarded against him for tl
sum of $4,553,408, with inter
(Please see page three)

Strathspey children feted
Children of Strathspey Village on the East Coast Demerara were yesterday treated
to a grand New Year's party at the village's primary school. Here they are having a
really good time.(Photo by Adrian Narine)

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Five (5) subjects CXC/GCE or equivalent
Knowledge of Accounts.
Experience in similar field :ii be an asset.


Three (3) Subjects CXC/GCE . & ,';:ii inclusive.
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L. Glasgow

A family of five is now count-
ing its loss as fire of un-
known origin on Friday night
destroyed their apartment at
393 Grassfield Lusignan, East
Coast Demerara.
Despite gallant efforts by
firc-fightcrs to bring the blaze
under control. nothing on the

premises was saved.
The fire, originating from
inside the building. began around
21:15 h and has left the pro-
prietor Shafeek Khan. his wife
and three yoting children all
At the time of the incident.
Khan along with his spouse

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Mr. Mark /-i,' ., Younge of 54
Timehri Public Road, East Bank
Demerara is asked to
URGE jTLY make contact with
the Human Resources
Department of DDL to settle
some outstanding financial

Nankumarie Parbhu. were at a
other house helping a relative
prepare for a party.
The badly shaken Pabhl
told this newspaper that tI
building was donated to her fai
ily by Food For The Poor a
was constructed in November I:
year. She estimated the imunil
loss to be some $800,000.
She added that they 1
not yet moved over fully to
apartment, as the area is not cl
ril'ied, and her children are
at school.
She said her husband visit
the apartment earlier hal
and all seemed to be well.
explained that Ihe area is pri
to thieves.
Meanwhile. Parbhu expires
satisfaction with the quick
sponse of the fire tenders wh
aitived on the scene promptly.
When this newspaper \
ited the scene yesterday snu
was swirling from the chan
remains of the house.
The matter was report
to the Vigilance Police s
tion and investigations


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50,000 pensioners,

public assistance

recipients to get

will cost government $3.3B
PENSIONERS and public assistance recipients will receive
increases this year, as Government continues to work to
find ways of improving the lives of Guyanese. President
Bharrat Jagdeo made this announcement yesterday dur-
ing a media briefing at State House.
Pensioners are currently receiving $3.675 monthly but will
receive $6,000 while public assistance recipients will receive
$4,500 instead of $2,470.
"Fifty thousand Guyanese will now benefit from a $1.3B
increase, especially the vulnerable group. people on public as-
sistance and pension." theHead of State said.
Thirty-five thousand pensioners and 15,000 persons on
public assistance will benefit from this increase. In 2000 Gov-
ernment spent $674M. and in 2008 the amount allocated is
"We are spending a huge amount of money on public
assistance and pensions. In fact, pensions and public assis-
tance will go from 968M to 3.33B," the President said.

GNCB takes...

(From page two)
est and cost.
*Wilton and Claire Marks
of 230 Aubrey Barker Street.
South Ruimveldt Gardens. Judg-
ment was awarded against them
for the sum of $32.407,877 with
interest and cost.
*Berkley and Yvonne Hous-
ton of Lot 'A' Public Road, La
Penitence. Judgment was
awarded against them December
4 for the sum of $6,847,744
with interest and cost.
The institution has since
worked out a settlement arrange-
ment with these clients.
*Mohamed Khan and
Mohamed Ishmael Khan. Judg-
ment was awarded against them
for the sum of $179,928,934
with interest and cost.
*Imtayz Hussain of the
Left Bank of the Mahaica Creek,
East Coast-Demerara. Foreclo-
sure was awarded against him
for the sum of $167.918,144
with interest and cost.
*Estate of Stanley Jones of Lot
lettered 'C' McDoom and of Dalgin
Soesdyke, Linden Highway. Fore-
closure judgment was awarded
against the estate in the sum of

$57,300.381 with interest and cost.
*Bovell Printery. Judgment
was awarded against the com-
pany for the sum of
$318.821.416 with interest and
cost last September 19.
The GM further pointed out
that the institution is currently
preparing additional writs total-
ling over $1B for customers who
have not honoured agreements
which were entered into.
These A rits, he said, are ex-
pected to be filed before Janu-
ary 31, 2008.
He added that the institu-
tion intends to continue this
aggressive approach in 2008.

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Income tax

threshold moves

up to $35,000

36.000 employees will be

exempt from paving taxes

Government is increasing the
income tax threshold which
currently stands at $28,000
to $35,000 from January 1,
2008. This announcement
was made by President
Bharrat Jagdeo during a me-
dia briefing at State House
earlier yesterday.
The Head of State said that
this will ensure that 36,000 em-
ployed persons will not have to
pay any taxes on their salaries.
and pointed out that this is one
of.Government's ways of ensur-
ing that it gives back to the poor
in the country to improve their
"We have to do these things
in measure, but we are giving
back to the poorest people es-
pecially, something like $3B."
President Jagdeo stated.
The President said that
from this initiative, Government
will lose $3 billion in revenue
for this year, because for every
thousand dollars that the thresh-
old is increased the country

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Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 100 (3) of
the Local Government Ordinance, Chapter 150, that the
appraisement of the buildings in Golden Grove/Diamond
Place NDC district has been completed.

Claims and objections will commence on Monday,
January 7, 2008 at Council's Office during normal
working hours.

Omar Khan
Chairman, MS, JP, COA.

loses approximately $425M.
"On raising the income tax
threshold alone, we are giving
back $3B, and especially to
working people, so there are
greater incentives to work. If
you look at the growth in
wages and salaries, these have
grown from $3.2M when we
got into office. Today they're
$22B; that's a 587 percent in-
crease," the Head of State
The minimum wage, which
was $3.100 when the People's
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/
C) took office, has risen
steadily over the years, and is
now $28,400. which repre-

sents an increase of 805 per-
This measure is being put in
place in light of the rising cost
of living as Government contin-
ues to find ways of mitigating
the effects of rising prices on
The President referred to
the rising prices of commodi-
ties worldwide and the impact

this has been having on sev-
eral countries, and not only
Guyana. He attributed the in-
creased prices in Guyana to-
day to three major factors:
the rising cost of living world-
wide, the decreasing value of
the United States dollar, and
the continually increasing
prices for oil on the world
market. (GINA)


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Obama under fire in

New Hampshire race

NASHUA, New Hampshire
(Reuters) Presidential rivals
in both parties took aim at
Democrat Barack Obama's
experience and health care
proposals yesterday, hours
ahead of back-to-back debates
that could reshape tight nomi-
nating races in New Hamp-
Obama. whose message of
change propelled him to an easy
win in Iowa's opening presiden-
tial nominating contest, was
criticized by Democrat Hillary
Clinton and Republican Mitt
Romney three days before New
Hampshire's primary.
But Obama. an Illinois sena-
tor who would be the first black
U.S. president, told an overflow
crowd in Nashua, "this is our
"We started something on
Thursday, but it was just the
start," Obama said, referring to
his win in Iowa. More than
2,800 enthusiastic supporters
began to line up hours before
the event to see Obama.
"If we cast aside our fear
and cast aside our cynicism and
we stand up for what we genu-
inely believe, this is our mo-
ment, this is our time, you can
feel it, you can see it," he said.
New Hampshire's primary
on Tuesday is the next battle-
ground in the state-by-state
process of choosing Republican
and Democratic candidates for
November's election to replace
President George W. Bush.

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campaigns after disappointing
showings in Iowa.
A Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby
poll on Saturday showed
Clinton's lead over Obama in
New Hampshire shrunk slightly
to 4 points, 32 percent to 28
percent. John-Edwards, a former
North Carolina senator who fin-
ished second in Iowa, was in
third place with 20 percent.
Among Republicans. Ari-
zona Sen. John McCain's lead
over Romney fell by 2 points
to 32 percent against 30 percent.
Mike Huckabee, an ordained
Baptist minister and former Ar-
kansas governor who won the
Republican contest in Iowa,
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Most of the polling in the
four-day tracking survey was
done before the Iowa caucuses
on Thursday.
"We cannot afford Barack
Obama as the next president.
He's a nice fella and a very well-
spoken fella, but he's never done
it," Romney said in Derry, chal-
lenging Obama's experience
while adopting a version of the
change message that worked for
Obama and Huckabee in Iowa.
Romney cast himself as a
can-do outsider and successful
venture capitalist who could
successfully fix Washington's
"Is there anyone here that
agrees with me that Washington
is badly broken?" he asked to
cheers. "Washington is funda-
mentally broken and incapable
of dealing with the challenges we
Clinton told 300 people in
Penacook, New Hampshire, that
she had the experience to tackle
problems on day one, including
health care. She criticized
Obana's health-care plan, which

some analysts say could leave
up to 15 million Americans un-
"It's wrong of us not to start
out by trying to insure every
single American," she said, to
applause from the crowd.
Clinton, who just a few
months ago was the dominant
Democratic front-runner and
presumed nominee, finished
third in Iowa behind Obama and
Romney led polls in Iowa
for months before falling victim
to Huckabee's late surge. He
also led New Hampshire polls
before the recent charge of
McCain, an Arizona senator
who won the state during his
failed 2000 presidential bid.
Romney also took a swipe
at McCain, questioning his sup-
port for an immigration bill that
would have given illegal immi-
grants a path to citizenship and
his opposition to President
George W. Bush's tax cut pack-
ages in 2001 and 2003.
"We need the Bush tax
cuts," he said.

Storm buffets California,

millions lose power
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif- A fierce storm swept through
central and northern California on Friday, cutting power
to more than 1 million homes and businesses, closing ma-
jor roads and canceling flights at several airports.
The storm may dump as much as 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.5
metres) of snow through the weekend in the higher elevations
of the Sierra Nevada, and up to 2 feet (0.6 metre) at the popu-
lar tourist spot of Lake Tahoe, forecasters with the U.S. Na-
tional Weather Service said.
Southern California braced for possible flash floods and
mudslides in areas that burned in the October wildfires. Total
rainfall could reach 5 inches (12.5 cm) in Los Angeles and 10
inches (25 cm) in the mountains of Southern California the
most significant rainfall in the region since January 2005, and
on the heels of the driest year on record.
"It is very important, since there is so much land that has burned,
that we are prepared for mudslides," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
said after being briefed by the Office of Emergency Services.
There have been. no reports of deaths or serious injuries,
the office said.
In San Francisco, winds blew scaffolding off buildings and
temporarily shut the main thoroughfare, Market Street, while
the landmark Alcatraz Island, the former prison and now na-
tional park, was closed to visitors.
Big trucks were barred from the Golden Gate Bridge, where
winds reached 55 mph (90 kph). The nearby Richmond-San
Rafael Bridge, which connects two of the state's major high-
ways, was blocked most of the day by a toppled truck.
"There is a lot of rain coming down in the valleys, a lot of
snow in the mountains and there is a lot of wind with speeds
of 100 miles to 150 miles (160-240 kph) per hour in the Sierra
Nevada," Schwarzenegger added. "So please be very cautious."
Near Lake Tahoe, home to the state's most popular ski re-
sorts, a stretch of the main road connecting northern California
and Nevada was closed down.
Many of the resorts were closed on Friday due to the
high winds.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) Ghana-
ian President John Kufuor
will visit Kenya this week in
an attempt to break the
country's political deadlock
and end its explosion of eth-
nic violence, his foreign min-
ister said yesterday.
The mission by Kufuor,
chair of the African Union, to a
nation swept by tribal clashes
since a December 27 election the
opposition says was rigged, had
appeared to have been aban-
doned on Friday after Kenyan
authorities rejected the idea.
But Kenya's deputy foreign
minister Moses Wetangula flew to
Ghana for talks yesterday, and
Ghanaian Foreign Minister
Akwasi Osei-Adjei told Reuters
that embattled Kenyan President
Mwai Kibaki, official election win-

ner, had now approved the trip.
"The Kenya president is in-
viting President Kufuor in his
position as the AU chairman to
visit that country to assess the
situation and advise ... he is go-
ing there this week to talk to
both sides on ways of ending the
violence," he said.
"I must emphasize that we
are not going to go there imme-

diately to validate the election re-
sults as to who has won or not."
Earlier yesterday Kibaki
said he was ready to form a na-
tional unity government to end
riots and political bloodletting
that have killed at least 300
people and forced 250,000 from
their homes.
The opposition said the of-
fer changed nothing, Kibaki

should step down and only in-
ternationally-mediated talks
would end the crisis.
"The country is burning.
We're extremely distressed
that this government has put
roadblocks in the way of Presi-
dent Kufuor coming here
more quickly," said Salim
Lone, spokesman for Kibaki's
rival Odinga.

Garbage crisis triggers crisis in Naples

NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) -
Angry Neapolitans blocked
railway tracks, hurled stones
at police and overturned ve-
hicles yesterday to protest
against plans to reopen a
waste dump to deal with the
city's long-running refuse

Naples has for years
struggled with mounds of rub-
bish piling up on its streets due
to mismanagement, corruption
and mafia involvement, while its
waste dumps also fill up.
Authorities are trying to re-
open an old landfill in the south-
ern Italian city's outskirts that
was shut in 1996.
Residents fear this will harm
their health and about 150
people blocked the entrance to
the dump to prevent trucks car-
rying building materials from en-

tering. They were finally allowed
through after police intervened.
Demonstrators who be
gan protests earlier this week -
also overturned small three
wheeled vehicles while other
threw stones at police. Telev'
sion pictures showed policemen
charging protesters with batons
Two people were slightly)
injured, police said.
Another group of demon-
strators stood on railway
tracks in the city's outskirt
forcing some trains to taki
alternative routes, police said


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and the general public, that Court Order No.
976/SA, appointing GINA SARITA CHIN as
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is further ordered that KAREN LEWIS, of
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PM to push crime

motion despite

UNC-A 'agenda'
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Patrick Manning says
the Opposition party's refusal to support the Government's
motion on crime in the Parliament on Monday means it
has "another agenda" regarding an issue it wanted a Par-
liamentary debate on last month.
Manning said the Government is going ahead with the mo-
tion whether the Opposition United National Congress Alliance
(UNC-A) supports it or not.
Opposition Chief Whip Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj unsuc-
cessfully sought to raise a mo-
tion on crime during the cer-
emonial opening of the Ninth
Parliament on December 17.
"If they wish to reject by i
all means, we will debate it,"
Manning said Friday. I do not
think that support from the
Opposition is a prerequisite for P
having the motion debated," he
also said while speaking to re- A "
porters on the issue after de- .
livering the keynote address at
the 6th Annual Caribbean
MBA Conference at the Hilton
Trinidad, St Ann's.
"The motion was in-
tended to allow for a de-
batee in the Parliament PRIME MINISTER
which is what the Opposi- PATRICK MANNING
tion seemed to want and
we were trying to facilitate it but, of course, the mere
fact that you say, if you are correct, that they have
now rejected that suggests that they have another
agenda ...." Manning said.
Manning said that while he was not aware that the Oppo-
sition had not agreed to support the Government's motion on
crime which is to be debated during the first sitting of the House
of Representatives for 2008 on Monday, he was not surprised.
Asked why, Manning added, "We understand them too
During Thursday's post-Cabinet news conference at
Whitehall, Port-of-Spain, Leader of Government Business Colm
Imbert said he intended to speak to Maharaj to "see if we can
agree on the wording of that motion that will be tabled."
Imbert also said that if the Opposition did not agree
to support the motion, "then under the Standing Orders,
the Government merely has to give 24 hours of a Govern-
ment motion."
Manning said he has some idea of the motion's word-
ing but since he had not seen it as filed he "would not
want to get into that level".

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MEMBERS of the Special Anti-Crime Unit, the Inter-Agency
Task Force and the Regiment at Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain,
Friday during a raid of the area. (Photo: ROBERTO

Residents upset

after joint raids
(Trinidad Express) Residents of Beetham Gardens and Sea Lots
are upset over the manner in which a joint army and police
raid of the area was conducted Friday but law enforcement of-
ficers are claiming victory.
The massive midday raids were conducted in both areas simul-
taneously from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the one hand the officers of the Special Anti-Crime Unit
(SAUTT), the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Regiment have
claimed victory after seizing several quantities of illegal items and
arresting 20 people who will appear on various identification pa-
rades over the weekend.
The items seized include quantities of marijuana and cocaine,
ammunition, a camouflage bullet-proof vest, camouflage clothes and
night-vision goggles.
But residents are opposed to the manner in which the raid was
One 20-year-old Beetham Phase Five resident said, "Police
claim all Beetham people bad but not all are bad, just like every-
where else there are some negative elements."
She said she and her four-month-old daughter were
chased out her house when the raid began and were not
allowed to return until it ended. She also claimed that
several appliances, including her television set, were
damaged by the raiding party.

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TOMORROW'S for nation-wide house-to-house reg-
istrationfor compilation of a new electoral regis-
ter ahead of planned local government
elections marks another milestone in Guyana's
commitment to multi-party parliamentary democ-
racy based on free and fair elections and consis-
tent with the rule of law.
The arrangements that have been put in place by the
bi-partisan Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)
and the emphasis being placed by its Chairman, Dr
Steve Surujbally, and all the Commissioners, could only
reinforce public confidence that sufficient care is being
taken to reflect accuracy, competence, integrity and ac-
Views of the members of GECOM, as reported in our
yesterday edition, that underscored their own commit-
ment to a very fair, efficient, democratic and legally ac-
curate registration process, would have been noted for
future reference as the nation-wide registration cam-
paign unfolds.
If there are now good reasons to express greater
confidence in the current bi-partisan GECOM, what is criti-
cal to the goal of establishing an "indisputable" National
Register of Registrants'Database (NRRD) to sustain
confidence of the electorate is the selection of an esti-
mated 3000 personnel who would be involved in the
frontline field-work.
These workers would be the so-called "foot soldiers"
for the foundation being laid for an institutionalized and
easily verifiable database for the conduct of any election,
in addition to serving as a major source of information
for other legitimate purposes.
It is, therefore, absolutely imperative that those cho-
sen to have direct engagement with the public in the reg-
istration process be individuals of competence and in-
tegrity, and who could be trusted to avoid ethnic, politi-
cal and religious considerations affecting the indepen-
dence and accuracy of the work for which they have been
If things go wrong at the floor level in the compi-
lation of the database, then the end result would,
inevitably, be flawed. This must not happen. Arrange-
ments must also be considered to afford field-work-
ers security when and wherever this seems essen-
Guyana has been progressively enhancing its repu-
tation as a functioning multi-party parliamentary
democracy since the restoration of electoral democracy
in October 1992 when the PPPC came to power.
Whatever improvements are still required should
be pursued in the national interest.

Kaieteur, an



I was fortunate to be among a group of persons lined up for a
Kaieteur Orinduik day tour on Sunday, Decemberl6, 2007.
There were 11 of us on the Trans- Guyana flight which de-
parted ogle at around 9 am. On the flight were eight VSOs,
myself, the tour guide and the pilot.
Our tour guide has been touring the falls over the past nineteen
years, so he was filled with all the knowledge that was to be shared.
As we flew for the first 40 minutes or so the pilot had to make a
diversion to Orinduik first because of poor visibility over Kaieteur
due to the weather.
We landed smoothly and in no time we were on our way climb-
ing down to see first hand the beauty of Orinduik was here that we
had a chance to be intimate with the falls as we bathed and swam
in the cool black water. It was like a fountain of youth as the sun
shone in all its glory on the beautiful jasper rocks that lined the
base of the falls.
We spent over an hour then departed for our ultimate destina-
tion-Kaieteur. This time the weather had improved and there be-
fore us was our pride and joy-Kaicteur Falls. Looking at this won-
der from the air made me remember the many photographs and pic-
tures that ever so often fill our souvenir shops and stores. After
landing our tour guide gave us five different views of the falls. They
were all great but my favourite was Boys' Scouts view which to
me give a true picture of Kaieteur in all its glory. We then spent
over an hour just gazing at the falls admiring the power and beauty
of this falls as it thundered thousands of gallons of water over the
rocks. I encourage Guyanese to make the sacrifice in experiencing
this wonder for themselves.
Kaieteur is our falls, our pride, our joy found in our own
backyard. While many may argue that going to Trinidad is
cheaper. Those who have been to Kaieteur would agree with
me that the trip is worth every single dollar. For me, Kaieteur
will be an unforgettable experience.


Bhutto was

leader but not

I refer to Visnu Bisram's letter dated Jan 4/08 in the Stabroek
News, portraying Benazir Bhutto as a patriot and leader.
Yes, leader she was, but I do not know about patriot. Which
patriot would steal billions of dollars from their loving country, es-
pecially when most of the people are poor and there is very high
illiteracy rate. Perhaps that is why she was able to do such looting.
1 compare her is many respects to Burnham. She appointed her-
self as "Chairperson for life" of her political party and she was the
sole person who could appoint a successor. As Bisram stated, she
was indeed a brilliant person. Burnham was very brilliant too, sir.
Bisram continues his careful, but indirect attack against Islam
by stating "her senseless killing by Islamic fundamentalists has
plunged the country into yet another political turmoil". How does
Bisram know who killed Ms. Bhutto? May she rest in peace.
Bisram in his folly also stated that "she gave up this
luxury to return to Pakistan to face arrest and death threats".
No my good man. she made a deal with her supposed arch-
enemy (Musharraf) to have all charges dismissed before she
returned home, and the deal was that she would work with
the dictator in some form of alliance that was lauded in Wash-
ington. If Washington was the broker of this deal, Bisram
should know. To the unsuspecting public, Bhutto and
Musharraf were playing a game of cat and mouse, but they
had their secret deal which was sanctioned by their bosses in
Please Mr. Bisram, stop your personal attacks against an-
other religion. Furthermore, Guyanese are much aware of
news from around the world, so you do not have to send letter
to local newspapers with anti-Islamic news as you have regu-
larly done.


Lawlessness on

King Street must

be addressed
I wish to alert the relevant authorities of the uncontrollah
lawless situation on King Street. There is a new shanty tov
being constructed on the road (King Street) between Regei
and Robb Streets. There seems to be different laws for differ
ent folks. It is amazing that the City Council is a stone throi
away and this situation has been escaping their attention while
a fruit vendor at John Ford Car Park (not on the road) come
under their hammer.
The police on a daily basis charge motorists who park diagc
nally in the corner of the Street yet nothing is done to people crec
ing tents and placing coconut carts. Recently. the Ministry of A;
riculture announced that they along with the Ministry of Local go,
ernment and the Ministry of Works will be removing illegal stru,
tures and here this nonsense on King Street is allowed to grow. A
most all the Judges and Magistrates traverse this street on a dai
I must mention that these lawless people are all tenants of
popular businessman who should know better as he is a qualify,
civil engineer. These people are paying a rent to him and as thi
businesses expand, they occupy the street where motorists shot
be using.
I have seen the City Constables chase down people and arr
them and they completely ignore this permanent illegality. I v
charged for obstructing the free flow of traffic although my parl
car was much more off the street than that of the two illegal str
tures. One of the structures is a mini bus converted to a store w
a pop corn machine placed next to it.
I explained to the policeman and he promptly informed me t
his job is to deal with vehicles on the road and not shops on
road. How can one convert a mini bus to a store and park it on t
road? Whatever happened to Chapter 51:02 (Traffic Act) the s(
tion governing road service and goods transportation license? TI
nonsense is absolutely illegal. Both Chapter 28:01 (Municipal A
and 51:02 (Road Traffic Act) will tell you that what is happen
there is illegal, so why is this being allowed?
In 2007 after hosting a major event at the National Stadiu
where all the Caribbean countries are fixing their capitals so tl
they will be in a position to taste a piece of the tourism pie, Guya
is doing exactly the opposite. Honourable President of Guya
Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Minister Kellawan Lall, Minister Benn, Ma}
Hamilton Green and Ms. Williams, how can we allow a few la
less people to further damage the image of our dear capital? W
some vendors who vend for years on minor streets and avenues
being removed/prosecuted and now structures are erected on ma
streets in the full view of those in authority and nothing is be,
done? Minister Maniram Prashad frequently traverses this str,
on his way to Freedom House and it is amazing how his eyes coi
escape this national sore.
The names mentioned above are all people who are charged v
the responsibility to develop this country in a positive way, to pl:
Guyana on the world market and to enforce the laws to Guyan;
a fair manner.
They must not allow a few corrupt officers at City Hall to
nish the image of the city. There must be an investigation to as'
tain who gave the permission to legitimise this illegality and t
these culprits must be removed from office immediately. Ultimate
these corrupt officers are the city's real problem. This cock-e
law enforcement must come to an end.
Having said all of the above, I am now looking forward to
next visit to King Street with my car. I am hoping that I will
have to be competing with shops and stores on the street.
Justice must not only be done, it must appear to be don


City Hall expresses

gratitude for

THE Mayor and City Council would like to express sinr
thanks to your organisation for the good cooperation to
programmes and projects in 2007. Honestly, this kind of as
tance is absolutely necessary to advance the interest of
city and its populace.
In this year, we look forward to strengthening our relation
to modernise this beloved city of ours. Therefore, we trust
you would be very pleased to provide coverage of our colle
effort to make Georgetown a better place for all of our citizens.
Once again, happy New Year!

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 6, 2008 7

The public war

between Kurshid

and Edghill

Such a simplistic problem as I see it, being fought in a public
gallery, one which could easily be mediated by a trained court
mediator, without recourse to the courts of course, or one
trained in Conflict Transformation and the problem would just
. These are two greatly respected, professional and dynamic pa-
triots we are blessed with. These are also powerful personalities.
The constant criticisms of each other and the disagreements,
being done so public is not proper. Therefore, 1 call upon these
mighty citizens of Guyana to sit and talk. All problems could end
with dialogue, and having a trained mediator could help, or even
the two sitting alone over a nice cup of tea or coffee or drink (non-
alcoholic of course) and talk the matter out. The understanding
should be also that letter writing campaign to the press with ficti-
tious names should also cease. Anyone with sense could easily note
the fictitious names that crop up in letters when a certain depart-
ment is usually criticized.
I believe both departments would have people who do not want
cameras at the GPOC, and both departments would have individu-
als who are honest and some who are dishonest. Find out who are
really objecting to the cameras, and you may find the culprit in-
volved in the skullduggery.
As a trained Court Mediator, and Conflict Transformation spe-
cialist trained by the United Nations, I am volunteering my ser-
vices to mediate peace between these two fine and loyal Guyanese.
I can also recommend others to do the mediation. I am a great re-
specter of Mr. Sattaur and the Bishop. Guyana cannot afford to
have its great sons wasting energy on petty matters.
Let sense and maturity prevail,


Mr. Suseran is



All of the statements made by Mr. Leon Jameson Suseran in
his letter of January 5, 2008 are historically verifiable except
for the last that Jesus-the-Christ founded the Catholic Church
in 33 CE. Of course, this statement is a creedal and traditional
affirmation of faith, but it is historically inaccurate (the Lord
is forgiving). We must distinguish between heart-warming
affirmations of faith and cold facts of history.
For the first 70 years or more after the crucifixion of Yeshua,
his followers did not call themselves Christians, Catholics. Pente-
costals, Baptists, Nazarenes, etc. Perhaps they did have a name
for themselves Followers of the Way, Disciples and Believers are
some suggestions, but none is definitely known. While it may be
an acceptable church tradition for us to give them a particular name,
in reality we are committing a historical travesty (the Lord is mer-
ciful) when we do so. A good name we can adopt is the ungainly
but technically-correct 'proto-Christians', with the clear understand-
ing it is only a name for our convenience, not one that they called
themselves. At what exact point in time Yeshua followers fully ac-
cepted the name 'Christian' is one of the enigmas of history, but it
was certainly by 313 CE when the Edict of Milan ended the perse-
cution of Christians.
The name 'Catholic' is not found in the canonical New Testa-
ment. Its first known historical use with reference to Yeshua fol-
lowers was by Ignatius in a letter to the Smyrnaeans (about 110
CE), who used it in a generic, nonspecific way as the Greek
katholikos, 'universal,' from katholou. 'in general'. Ignatius did riot
coin or invent the word, as it had existed in the Greek language
long before its arbitrary adjectival attachment to the Greek ekklesia,
The technical use of the word in reference to the historical Holy
Apostolic Catholic.Church seems to have been established by 200

Christianity is

a religion

In a letter to the editor in today's Chronicle (January 5th
2008) by Leon Jameson Suseran, the dates of those changes
are correct. However they are denominations of Christian-
ity, and not religions.
Christianity is a religion, like Islam and Hindu, for example.
The Catholic Church. Congregalionalist, Methodist. Baptist, etc.
are all denominations of Christianity.
The Catholic Church is the root of all the European Denomi-
nations, but the Greek Orthodox Church, Coptic Church and the
Ethiopian Christian Church are different. The European Denomi-
nations are as a result of the disagreements made by various Eu-
ropean persons, like Henry 8th for instance, and the Pope. The
separation caused by Henery 8th created the Church of England
or the Protestant Church and from there the splits came.
One other note of interest. The African Methodist Episcopal
Zion Church, or AME Zion Church, was officially formed in 1821
but operated for a number years before then. (In 1796 Peter Wil-
liams forms the basic structure of the AME Zion Church in New
York and in 1801 Zion Chapel began.)
The church can be traced back to the John Street Meth-
odist Church of New York City. Following acts of overt dis-
crimination (such as Black parishioners being forced to leave
worship), many Black Christians left to form their own
churches. The first church founded by the AME Zion Church
was built in 1800 and was named Zion. These early churches
were still part of the Methodist Episcopal church, although
the congregations remained separate.


CE. Hence, the followers of Yeshua may have called themselves
'Catholics' before the term 'Christians' became acceptable. More-
over. there were Yeshua churches with non-Roman doctrines in
existence long before the historical appearance of the Holy Ap-
ostolic Catholic Church. These non-Roman doctrines (no less valid
than the Roman ones) were expurgated by the Council of Nicaea
in 325 CE. A description of the disputations and tumult that pre-
ceded and succeeded the Council of Nicaea would fill a library.
Sufficient to say, it was several centuries before many of the con-
clusions of Nicaea (including the doctrine of the Trinity) were
firmly established as generally accepted Christian doctrines.
While it is our very human desire to fill the gaps in our
knowledge with conventions,.traditions, creeds and dogmas,
the cold hard fact is that many historical details about the
early Yeshua followers might forever remain unknown.
There is more than the pestle of religious exclusivity in the
mortar of the history of Christianity.

.M. Xiu Quan-Balgobind-Hackett


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charges will

bring greater


SOMI Guyanese may be wondering "Why is Sean Brignandan
saying that GPL should increase electricity charges and be
Pushing up electricity rates will result in better profits (in the
order of G$4Bn to G$5Bn) at GPL meaning taxpayers would not
need to
subsidise GPL and its customers.
Then when it is achieving reasonable profits it can be privatized.
There is enough finance in Guyana's banking system to fund this.
At the moment, a new investor would pay maybe G$5Bn for
GPL. But if GPL's profitability was improved to G$4Bn, it will re-
suit in attracting a better price for GPL of about G$80B.
That G$80B .would mean a potential Tax cut or more develop-
ment in Guyana through greater government spending.
So Guyanese need to make GPL profitable, then privatise
GPL (this means the investor would be paying for GPL saving
taxpayers monies).


Seeking a

response from

Guyana Watch

THIS is my second installation seeking a response from Guyana
Watch Inc. about a monetary pledge which has not been
palpable since August 2007.
I seek not to berate this organisation as its philantrophic contri..
butions to Guyana are truly magnanimous. In fact it is for this very
attribute that I am puzzled about the non- manifestation of the "do-


As stated in a previous letter, the Guyana Watch Inc. had as-
sured Mohamed Wahid Khan of financial assistance to facilitate the
aforementioned in a spinal surgery in India. This guarantee was even
published in Kaieteur News-in a press release issued by the
organisation after its trip to the Essequibo Coast.
The organization had requested frequent communication with the
aforementioned and me, the guardian, to which I complied
unwaveringly. From the stage of consulting overseas hospitals to ac-
tually selecting and confirming a surgeon and hospital, I kept Guyana
Watch Inc. apprised. Now that the surgeons and hospital are on
standby, I am kindly imploring this benevolent organization to honour
its covenant.
Mr. Khan has received help from various individuals and
organizations to date, but this particular promise has been unfulfilled.

It should also be noted that attempts to physically contact the
hierarchy of the organisation both in Queen's, New York and Guyana
have proved futile. There is no established branch of the organization
both in the United States and Guyana. so contacting the administra-
tors or even well wishers is unrealizable.
As a consequence, I am hoping that my letter can evoke a
response at least through this same medium.


1/5/2008, 9:50 PM



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8 _SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 6, 2008



Jamaica. Grenada, Barbados

THE DAWN OF a new year normally brings its quota of sur-
,prises in public life, pleasant and otherwise. More often they
pertain to politics and governance.
The start of 2008 is no different; and in the case of Guyand,
the wait continues for President Bhairat Jagdeo to make his expected
cabinet reshuffle with new appointments.
In Barbados, currently immersed in election politics for voting
day January 15, the competitors for state power are offering sur-
prises-of their own, with one of much significance coming from Prime
Minister Owen Arthur himself.
In Jamaica, a welcome surprise on the governance issue is the
announcement on Thursday by Opposition Leader Portia Simspon-
Miller for the resumption of bi-partisan talks with Prime Minister
Bruce Golding's administration to address issues of national impor-
tance on the "way forward".
The agreement to resume the dialogue, interrupted by a most
unfortunate verbal salvo from Golding, came as a surprise; because
on the previous day the impression was clearly conveyed that their
holding of hands and praying together at a prayer event at the Na-
tional Arena in Kingston was not enough to influence a spirit of
reconciliation between them for talks to continue.
However, before returning to the 'surprises' provided last week
by Prime Minister Arthur, leader of the ruling Barbados Labour
Party (BLP), or that of Prime Minister Golding and Opposition
Leader Simpson-Miller, I wish to reflect on an entirely
different and appealing surprise that came from the daughter of the
murdered ex-Prime Minister of Grenada, Maurice Bishop 23 years
Now a lawyer, Nadia Bishop returned to her "Isle of Spice"
homeland for the Christmas holiday season. She commendably vis-
ited in prison the remaining 10 Grenadians who, along with an al-
ready.freed six, were convicted of the execution of her father and a
number of his leading cabinet and New Jewel Movement colleagues
on October 19, 1983.
I recall Nadia seeking the cooperation of authorities in both
Grenada and the United States of America, which had invaded her
tiny homeland on October 25, 1983, to help locate the remains of
her slain dad.
Now, in keeping with-the "goodwill" spirit of Christmas, she
had returned to Grenada, visited ex-Deputy Prime Minister Ber-
nard Coird and nine other prisoners convicted for her father's mur-
She then followed up that visit with an appeal, televised and
otherwise reported by national/regional media, to all Grenadians to
join herin "forgiveness and reconciliation" for the convicted killers'
in order to bring closure to that nightmare chapter in Grenada's po-

litical history.
IHow inspiring, in my view, this triumph of the human
spirit. Let's hope that those who continue to nurse hatred for
the killers of Maurice Bishop and others respond to the cry
for 'forgiveness' from a daughter whose father was so terribly
wronged,; politically, by superpower USA, while he led
a government in St. George's and ultimately fell victim to the
guns of colleagues with whom he had struggled for meaning-
ful change.

The puzzling polical surprise came from Prime Minister Owen
Arthur on New Year's Day with his announcement that he had iden-
tified Clyde Mascoll as "co-leader" of the-governing Barbados
Labour Party, one of the oldest parties in the Caribbean.
The defection of almost a year ago by the economist Mascoll,
former president of the Democratic Labour Party and its parlia-
mentary Opposition. Leader, to become a cabinet minister in the
BLP's third-term government, was unprecedented for Barbados and
the entire Caribbean.
But Prime Minister Arthur may well have shocked more than
those within the decision-making councils of his own party with the
announced elevation of the incumbent candidate for St.Michael
North West as "co-leader, when the BLP secures its anticipated
"fourth term victory" on January 15.
I do not know if a perceived maximum leadership role in
the BLP permits what the Barbados Nation had headlined last
Tuesday as Arthur's "anointing" of Mascoll as "co-leader". Or,
whether the announcement was based on prior consultation
and approval of a party that likes to point to its "democratic"
It is certainly an unprecedented development in multi-party poli-
tics in our region. A question of immediate relevance that would be
of concern-for different reasons-to those within the BLP's fold,
as well as the party's opponents, is what would become of
potential aspirants for leadership-for instance current Deputy.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley-with Mascoll as "anointed .co-
leader", alongside Prime Minister Arthur who the BLPites
keep declaring they "need now more than ever"?
As a journalist of our Caribbean Community, I have long come
to redognise the leadership qualities of Mr Arthur. I am, however,
currently trying to figure out what precise factor or factors could
have influenced him into his shock announcement of Mascoll as
"co-leader" within two weeks of a general election, the outcome of
which remains uncertain at this stage?
Though his Democratic Labour Phrty's opponents would be in-
clined to exploit this political development for the rest of the elec-


Column 3

tion campaign, they should not expect-before January 15 for sure-
apy help from leading figures in the BLP who may justifiably feel;
hurt by Mascoll's announced "co-leader" role.
Nevertheless, win or lose, I would be surprised if this elevationj
o.f Mascoll does not prove much more than an election campaign.
irritant for party stalwarts whose own contributions have helped!'
to sustain the BLP since its return to power in May 1994. Hectic
days are clearly ahead for election campaign '08 with Arthur's show-
ing of how much he personally seems to need Mascoll.
If it is a gamble to impress constituents in the sharply divided:
St.Michael North West riding that Mascoll won on the DLP ticket
'at the last election, then Arthur probably feels that it is a worth-
while political investment, and one that could only further embitter.
his opponents and confuse their strategy for victory.

IN the case of the political disagreement between govern-
ment and opposition in Jamaica, it is to more the credit of
Simpson-Miller and her PNP decision-making colleagues for
the 'way forward' dialogue to resume, in the absence of any
regret exhibited by Prime Minister Golding for his recent emo-
tional outburst in which he had accused his opponents as suf-
fering from "intellectual depravity" with their brains being
j"infected by termites".
Objectively, why then would Golding. wish to have dialogue
with such "depraved" people from the political opposition. Or, to
Essay it differently, why those accused, of having "termite-infected
i brains" be anxious to talk with himabout Jamaica's future?
Verbal abuse is not uncommon in party politics. But those in
leadership positions, and moreso in heading _governments, have a
responsibility to set exemplary standards of behaviourtby what they
isay and do in public.
Similarly, those of the opposition could better humour their ac-
cusers than betraying emotional, thin-skin responses that could de-
rail opportunities for cooperation in the national interest..
In the current circumstances, Jamaica-a most important mem-
Sber state of CARICOM-is the winner with the resumption
of government/opposition dialogue on matters of national impor-
tance, not the least being the crime epidemic and escalating cost-of-
living also affecting other regional jurisdictions.
Whatever behind-the-scenes damage control may yet to be pur-
sued, it is good to know that the imbroglio that had developed be-
tween Golding and Simspon-Miller is now over and a delayed sur-
facing of the spirit of reconciliation is to translate, immediately, to
the resumption of dialogue in Jamaica's best interest.
A pleasant, peaceful and profitable New Year to all read-

MORE than two years ago, when Kenya's current opposition
leader, Raila Odinga, quit President Mwai Kibaki's govern-
ment, I wrote the following: "The trick will be to get Kibaki
out without triggering a wave of violence that would do the
country grave and permanent damage...Bad times are coming
.The bad time. have arrived, but the violence that has swept
-enya since the stolen election on 27 December is not just African
.. tribalism".
S- KIkuyus ha\e been the main target of popular wrath and non-
jCikuyu protester,; have been the principal victims of the security
. .forces, but ihis confrontation is about trust betrayed, hopes dashed,
and patience strained to the breaking point.
: :,;* Nobody wants a civil war in Kenya, but it's easy to see why
Raila Odinga rejects calls from abroad to accept the figures for the
national .ote that were announced last Sunday. If Odinga enters a
government of national unity" under Kibaki, as the African Union
and the United States want, then he's back in the untenable situa-
tion that he wtas in until 2005, and Kibaki will run Kenya for an-
other five years.
If Odinga leaves it to Kenya's courts to settle, the result will
be the same: there have been no verdicts yet on disputed results
that went to the courts after the 2002 election. So whenthe oppo-
sition leader was asked by the BBC if he would urge his support-
-ers to calm down, he replied: "I refuse to be asked to give the
Kenyan people an anaesthetic so that they can be raped."
Despite the ugly scenes of recent days, Kenya is not an ethnic
tinderbox where people automatically back their own tribe and hate
everyone else. For example, it is clear that more than half the people
who voted Mwai Kibaki into the presidency in the 2002 election
were not of his own Kikuyu tribe, because the Kikuyu, although
they are the biggest tribe, only account for 22 percent of the popu-

Kibaki's appeal was the promise of honest government after
24 yearsof oppressive rule, rigged elections and massive corrup-
tionr undbr the former president, Daniel arap Moi. If he had been
just another thug in a suit, most Kenyans would have put up with
Kibaki'sisubsequerit behaviour iin the same old cynical way, but his
victory ias seen as the dawn of a new Kenya where the bad old
ways no~onger reignied:It is his abuse of their high hopes that makes
the current situation so emotional.
By '005. Kibaki's dependence on an inner circle of fellow
Kiku\u Noliticianis as almost total and the corruption was almost
as bad aS it had been under Moi. The British ambassador Sir Ed-
ward Cla', .accused Kibaki's ministers of arrogance and greed which
led them to "eat like gluttons" and "vomit on the shoes" of foreign
donors apd the Kenyan people. The biggest foreign donors, the
United States, Britain and Germany, suspended their aid to the coun-
try in protest against the corruption.
Mostly of the leading reformers quit Kibaki's.government in 2005,
and in th weeks before last month's election their main political
vehicle, the Orange Democratic Movement, had a clear lead in the
polls. Tht lead was confirmed in the parliamentary vote on 27 De-
cember, which saw half of Kibaki's cabinet ministers lose their seats
and gaveithe opposition a clear majority in parliament. But the
presidential vote was another matter.
S Rail Odinga won an easy majority in six of Kenya's eight prov-
inces, but in Central, the Kikuyu heartland, the results were with-
held until long after the vote had been announced for more remote
Observers were banned from the counting stations in Central
and the central tallying room in Nairobi and on 30 December
Samuel Kivuitu, the chairman of the electoral commission, declared
that Kibaki had won the national vote by just 232,000 votes in a
nation of 34 million.
It stank to high' heaven. Ridiculously high turnouts were

claimed for polling stations in Central larger than the total of
eligible voters, in some cases -
and 97.3 percent of the votes
there allegedly went to Kibaki. It
was an operation designed to re-
turn Kibaki to office wh:le pie- '
serving a facade of democriil .
credibility, but no foreign ,igern-
ment except the United Sitate
congratulated Kibaki on hi- '- "ic
tory",.not even African one,. and
local people were not fooled.
Within two days Samuel
Kivuiti retracted his declaration of
a Kibaki victory, saying that the
electoral commission had come un-
der unbearable pressure from the
government: "I do not knbv*. \ho
won the election...We are culprits
as a commission. We have to leae '
it to an independent group to in-
vestigate -what' actually went "
But Kibaki is digging in, and innocent Kikuyus many of
whom did NOT vote for Kibaki, despite the announced results -
are being attacked by furious people from other tribes. Meanwhile,
the police and army obey Kibaki's orders and attack non-Kikuyu'
protesters. It is not Odinga who needs to accept the "result" in
order to save Kenya from calamity; it is Kibaki who needs to step
He probably won't, in which case violence may claim yet
another African country. But don't blame it on mere "tribal-
ism". Kenyans are not fools, and they know they have been

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

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AY CHRONICLE January 6, 2008 9

IGNIFICANT adverse exter-
al economic shocks over the
.st few decades have re-
irded economic and social
development in the Carib-
ean. For many of the Carib-
ean countries, robust re-
ponses in alleviating the im-
)act of these shocks have
been slow and untimely.
And as if these shocks were
not enough, on Wednesday of
last week. oil prices topped the
$100 per barrel mark in com-
modities trading. This develop-
nent has to be a concern, as ris-
ing oil prices affect everyone, in
the developing and the devel-
oped world. The Caribbean al-
ready is reeling from a high food
import bill. and food prices are
expected to soar even further.
Food security has to be the
watchword; and so the Jagdeo
Initiative in Agriculture now car-
ries greater meaning for all
But how did we get where
ve are today with fluctuating
il prices over last few de-
ides? The U.S. Energy Infor-
ration Administration (EIA)
resents five reasons for this
tate of affairs: (1) Strong
economies as China, USA,
nd the Middle East, require
trong demand for oil, and
his demand will continue to
increase in 2008; (2) there is
a limited supply of oil; OPEC
reduced production in 2006

We have no choice,
but to understand
and address the
impact of market
fundamentals of the
developed world on
small poor, and

and 2007; and production
outside of OPEC failed to
meet the increasing demand
for oil; the EIA believes that
demand will outstrip supply
in the first few months of
2008; (3) the Middle East
with its huge oil reserves
faces tensions that create un-
easiness over the reliability
of oil supplies; and so a risk
premium is added into the
price; (4) the falling dollar -
the dollar is the currency of
choicee for trading in oil; ris-
ing prices would not have
such an impact for countries
with currencies that appreci-
ate against the dollar, and so
high demand would be sus-
tained; but for countries pro-
ducing oil, the falling dollar
translates into less purchas-
ing power; and, therefore,
may be inclined to reduce
their supplies, in order to
maintain the existing high
prices; (5) speculation, too,
has aided the price fluctua-
You may recall there were
the two oil price increases in the
latter part of the 20th Century;
these huge increases induced
some countries to raise taxation,
conduct experiments with the
exchange rate, and intensify bor-
Another external shock
came in the 1980s manifested
through a deceleration in the
global economy and the debt
crisis. Guyana's response was
to seek multilateral adjustment
assistance from the World Bank
and the International Monetary
Fund. The People's Progressive

Party/Civic (PPP/C) Govern-
ment in 1992 inherited an exter-
nal US$2.1B debt (now about
US$700M); it took Guyana
about 10 years to reach finan-
cial viability. And so clearly in
the early 1990s. balancing debt
service payments and meeting
the needs of the poor consti-
tuted a great challenge.
And now there is the credit
crisis in the U.S. where signifi-
cant problems of liquidity,
credit availability, and risk
spreads exist. Roderigo Rato,
outgoing Managing Director of
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), believes that the
U.S. credit crisis will have glo-
bal impact, forcing many coun-
tries to further review their
budgets. Rato argues that not-

withstanding the fact that the
credit crisis originated in the fi-
nancial markets of the devel-
oped world, its impact will af-
fect the developing world, too.
The world economy, too.
currently is in bad shape, fairly
parallel to the global economy's
deceleration in the 1980s. with
an emasculating impact on de-
veloping countries. Under-Sec-
retary-General for Economic
and Social Affairs of the United
Nations Social and Economic
Council Jose Antonio Ocamnpo
launched the report "World
Economic Situation and Pros-
pects 2006."
Ocampo asserted that the
world economy experienced
an economic slow down since
2004: global investment ane-

mia disrupting global eco-
nomic growth rate, creating a
disorderly adjustment of mac-
roeconomic imbalances;
higher oil prices of about $60
per barrel; the crash of house
prices, especially in the U.S.
negatively impacting global
consumption and demand;
high unemployment growth;
and many developing coun-
tries' experience of structural
unemployment and under-
employment impacting pov-
erty reduction. The U.S. fac-
tory activity is at an all-time
low, and may be heading for
a recession; the European
Union also is experiencing a
slowdown in its economic ac-
tivity. Surely, these factors
will impose a greater impact



on small, poor, and vulner-
able economies.
And of course, we can
speak of another shock mani-
fested through globalization,
bringing the following: increas-
ing pressures to liberalize mul-
tilateral trade; the economic
stranglehold that the World
Trade Organization has on poor.
small, and vulnerable economies:
constant migration of skilled
professionals; and the liberaliza-
tion of the European sugar re-
gime with drastic sugar price
cuts, effectively general erosion
of long-standing trade prefer-
ences of the European Union
(EU). For Guyana. this drastic
price cut may produce a yearly
loss corresponding to 5.1 per-
cent of GDP and 5.4 of mer-
chandize exports.
We have no choice, but to
understand and address the



GPL will implement a moderate increase in electricity charges mainly because of high overall expenditures, especially for fuel.
Prices for fuel have been surging persistently in the last three (3) years, and now account for more than 80 percent of the
company's total expenditures.

GPL has been carrying these increases alone over the past two and one half (2V1/) years since the last fuel surcharge was
implemented in July 2005. The company has now reached a position where it can no longer do so if it must continue to provide
an adequate supply ofpower.

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the tariff increases as outlined below, and has ordered that they be
implemented for bills produced from 1st February 2008 instead of 1st January 2008.

The fees for Commercial Services, e.g. Meter Investigations, New Connections and
Reconnection, remain the same.


'e ls p te m

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impact of market fundamen-
tals of the developed world on
small poor, and vulnerable

Basic Rate
TARIFF Basic Rates Increase for bills
Dec 2007 % produced
1s __Feb. 2008
Fixed charge per month-
lifeline 339.01 6% 359.35

Charge per kWH (75 kWh or
less per month) 45.68 6% 48.42

Fixed charge per mth others 339.01 9% 369.52

Charge per kWH (over 75
kWh per month) 49.34 9% 53.78-

Fixed charge per month 2.258.12. 15% 2,596.84-

Charge per kWh 60.71 15% 69.82

Demand charge per kVA per
month 1,611.18 15% 1,852.86

Energy Charge (for monthly
consumption up to the sum of
4,000 kWh plus 120 kWH per
kVA of billing) 54.84 15% 63,07

For additional kWH 49.50 15% 56.93

Minimum KVA per month 80,559.00 15% 92,642.85

Basic Rate
TARIFF Basic Rates Increase for bills
Dec 2007 % produced
lst Feb. 2008
Demand charge per kVA per
month 1,611.18 15% 1,852.86

Energy Charge (for monthly
consumption up to the sum of
4,000 kWh plus 120 kWH per
kVA of billing) 52.53 15% 60.41

For a -Itl r,-il kWH 47.17 15% 54.25

Minimum KVA per month 161,118.00 15% 185.285.70

Energy Charge per kWH 46.39 15% 53.35


Fixed Charge residential 339.01 20% 406.81

Fixed Charge-non residential 2,258.12 20% 2.709.74

Demand Charge per kVA 1,611.18 20% 1.933.41

Energy Charge per kWH 50.65 20% 60.78


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Temporary Assistant Registration Officer, the Registration Area or Part Thereof and

the Addresses of their Offices, respectively.

2. Official hours for the House-to-House Registration shall be as follows-

(a) Registration Offices

(b) Registration Cluster Offices Monday Friday 14:30 to 19:30 hours

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Dated this 4"' day of January, 2008

Commissioner of hri'- .i:



(:Contractors are hereby invited t be pre--qualifie tor wo rks and services t, be undertaken bv
the Sea and River Defence Division of the Ministry of Public V Wrks and Communication for
the following:

1. Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Sea Defence Structures
2. To Provide Surveying Services
3. Hire of Equipment
4. Weeding Sea Dam/Labour Only Contracts

Pre-Qualification form can be obtained from the Office of the PROJECT MANAGER,
GEORGETOW'N during the normal working hours from January 7 to 28,2008.


Payment is NOIN-0-FFUND/BLBE and should be made in favour of the Permancnt
Secretary, Ministry of Public W works and Communications.

Pre-Qualification Bids for each LLOTmust be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope,
bearing no identity of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand corner the
Lot Tendered for.

Pre-Qualificarion Bide should be addressed to:


and deposited in the Tender Box at that address on/or before 09:00h on Tuesday, January

Pre-Qualitication Bids. will be opened at 09:00 h on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 in the
presence of clTenderers or their representatives who choose ro attend at the linisrry of Public
Works and Comimuinications.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all the Pre-Qualificarion Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejecri-Mn.


I New Yar: Ne w A6 d

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Sharing skills

Changing lives

ONE of the good things about
beginning a new year is that
it affords us all opportunities
to self-evaluate and make
requisite adjustments to our
lifestyles. For many of us, as
we begin this New Year, there
is the feeling of apprehension
and maybe even trepidation
at the prospects of what may
be ahead. We all have great
expectations that this year
will be kinder to us than last
year was. Well, I can tell you
that many of the things that
happened in your life last
year, and that will happen
this year, and will continue to
happen every year, for the
rest of your life, did not just
Most of it occurred because
of the choices we make, and the
attitudes we have. 1 want to
suggest that a good approach for
this year. to change the circum-
stances of your life. would be
to have a deliberate altitude ad-
Firstly. you need to design
your environmental on purpose.
W\e are all affected one way or
another by our environment.
The influences. the norms, the
personalities around us. all con-
tribute to how we think and act.
It is of absolute importance
that you re-evaluate some of the
relationships you have. Negativ-
ism is infectious; hence negative

people are a threat to your
progress. Avoid people who are
always negative and judgmental.
Avoid reading material that is
negative and depressive. There
are some people who, in their
writings, have already con-
signed Guyana's future to the
abyss of abject poverty and
economical paucity. They see no
good in the country, the people
or the government of the coun-
try. 1 often wonder why these
people remain here, if this is
such a terrible place. Avoid such
people like the plague; their
negativism is infectious. Get rid
of pessimism. You can't get
yourself up by talking yourself
down. By extension, we cannot
expect to get our country out of
whatever state it is in by talk-
ing it down. I implore you to
change your attitude towards
your country. Become a patriot
again. This may not be the best
country on the planet. hut it is
ours, it is home.
Secondl. we must be aware
that success is deliberate. We do
not wake up and find ourselves
successful. Success is arriving at
a predetermined destination.
hence you must have a plan as
to where you are going, and diii-
gently pursue that plan. Many
of us very foolishly blame oth-
ers for our financial lack or con-
dition of poverty, when the
truth be told, we have brought


Administrative Assistant


We are looking fo.r an Administrative Assistant to work for VSO. You would be an
experienced and professional person who enjoys working in a team. The Assistant
will need to be flexible, able to prioritize a varied workload, good with figures and
have a thorough working knowledge of word processing packages and IT systems.
You Ifeel a commitment: and compassion toward working for the poor and
underprivileged in Guyana.

'lhe role involves a number of administrative processes:

* Receiving and channeling all telephone calls within the office taking
telephone messages, inform other VSO staff of such messages and answer
all calls politely. Greeting visitors and volunteers to the office, ensuring that
they are offered tea/cotfee and the relevant programme staff is informed
of their arrival.

* Receiving, opening, stamping, recording and distributing mail to the
relevant staff members

* Provide secretarial support to the Programme Support Manager and other
staff as required

* Preparing routine correspondence and maintaining a filing system

* Operating a petty cash system, preparing cheque payments and ensuring full

* Complete and submit National Insurance and PAYE claims

* Coding of vouchers and accounting data entry.

Application forms and job descriptions can be uplifted from our office. Please
contact Marcia Cambridge. Deadline for receiving applications is January 16, 2008

VSO is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any
qualified candidate.

Interviews will. be held on Monlay, January 21, 2008 from 8.30 a.m.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

VSO, 106/107 Lamaha & Carmichael Sts, PO Box 12199 Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: 227-0689/2688 Facsimile: 226-8613 Email:

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ourselves to that state .
I want to insist that pov-
erty is not a lack of money.
.Poverty is a state of the mind:
a mind void of ambition. drive
and determination.
One very brilliant soci-
ilogisi once pointed out that
poverty cannot be understood
from an economical perspec-
tive. but from a social per-
spectiv.e. With this, I totally
Let me illustrate quickly
my point. The average youth
working for the minimum
wage of an average of thirty
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(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)

Caribbean governments
should move swiftly to set up
national and regional work-
ing parties to study the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-
pean Union (EU) that was ini-
tialled by negotiators on De-
cember 16th.
When I discussed this mat-
ter in a previous commentary, I
had not yet read the full text of
the EPA. I have now done so.
It is a highly complex document
and I remain convinced that
early national and regional con-
sultation on all its aspects are
vital if the Caribbean is to pre-
pare itself for the coming on-
slaught from Europe.
The EPA document is so
complex in parts and so vague
in others that none but the ne-
gotiators could possibly under-
stand it to the point of being
sure that they have overcome all
its ambiguities.
The government of Guyana
has indicated that it will inau-
gurate a consultation with its
private sector on the EPA.
This is a necessary initia-
tive. But. it should not be lim-
ited to the private sector; trade
unions and government agencies.
such as customs and labour de-
partments, also need to be in-
volved. And, the Guyana initia-
tive should be replicated in ev-
ery Caribbean country.
In a real sense, this process
is one of putting the cart before
the horse.
The private sector, trade
unions, non-governmental
organizations and the Carib-
'bean people should have been
.involved in the negotiations
every step of the way. Adding
Stem at the end is really only
'an exercise in damage limi-
The Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM) did make efforts to
keep private sector
organizations informed, but
only few Caribbean govern-
ments actually organised full
and meaningful consultations
with other stakeholders in their
The implications of com-
mitments by Caribbean coun-
tries to remove duties on 82.7%
from European, import:. within
15 years; and open 75% of their
service sectors to European
firms and individuals providing
services should have been pub-

licly explained.
Many questions arise: what
are the products that are being
allowed entry with no duty?
Will these products compete
with production from local farm-
ers and manufacturers, and,
given the economies of scale,
will the local producers be able
to compete in their own mar-
In the services sector, the
Caribbean will be wide open to
telecommunications, computer
services and financial services.
Inevitably this will mean
that indigenous institutions will
face competition from European
firms with far greater resources.
Over time, they will swallow-
up indigenous companies or put
them out of business.
It will be argued that since
the EPA is reciprocal, Caribbean
companies can set up business
in Europe.
But, the agreement is replete
with clauses that would stop
them doing so. Among these are:
a proviso that individual EU
countries have the right to
specify "the necessary qualifi-
cations and/or professional ex-
perience" required: and the right
of an EtU country to "adopt or
maintain measures for pruden-
tial reasons" in the financial ser-
vices sector.
In other words, the EPA
may allow access, but it also re-
serves the right for individual
countries to disallow such ac-
cess through non-tariff barriers.
The Tourism Services
section of the EPA is woefully
inadequate for-an industry
that is of such crucial impor-
tance to a majority of Carib-
bean countries.
For instance, with regard to
technology, the agreement does
no more than commit the par-
ties "to endeavour" to facilitate
the transfer of technology on a
"commercial" basis. In other
words, no official development
assistance will be forthcoming,
and even on commercial terms
(read that as high cost) the par-
ties have committed only to try
to achieve them.
Even worse is the absence
of a commitment to actively
promote small and medium sized
enterprises which is where some
hope for local participation in
the benefits of the tourism in-
dustry still resides. In this con-
nection, the EPA makes no
greater commitment than to
"endeavour to facilitate the par-
ticipation" of such businesses in
the tourism services sector.
As for exporting Caribbean

New Year: New

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From page 12
thousand dollars owns a razor cell phone valued at fifty
thousand dollars, spends an average of three thousand dollars
per week on phone cards, just in an attempt to create an im-
pression on his significant others. That attitude is what cre-
ates poverty. Buying name brand sneakers for your children
when they are in need of text books is what creates poverty.
Living in a rented apartment, and spending Friday evening
down by the beer garden 'keeping the beers coming', is what
produces poverty. So there is a level of poverty that has noth-
ing to do with the economy, but with our attitude to life.
1 wish to challenge you to change your attitude to life and how
you manage your finances in this New Year. A new year should
produce new attitudes.
Finally. I encourage you to become relentless in your pursuits.
We give up so easily on the things we claim to be important to us.
There are some things that are worth fighting for. and we must be
relentless in our fight to protect, preserve and establish those things.
Let us as a nation, inculcate the attitude of love for fellowmen
and love for country. No nation can long survive without the spirit
of patriotism.
For this year, commit to pleasing God, and building your
nation. That's a good attitude to have.

manufactured goods into Eu-
rope, the Protocol on the Rules
of Origin defies ordinary under-
standing. The Ainex to the
protocol which tries to establish
the processing that is required
to determine originating status is
even worse. Caribbean manu-
facturers will be hard pressed to
even begin to decipher it.
But, as I said in my previ-
ous commentary on the Carib-
bean EPA with the EU, it is a
done deal. Our negotiators did
their best and an agreement of
indefinite duration now exists. It
has to be worked.
Working it requires a full
understanding of it by all the
parties in the Caribbean if the
region is not to be overwhelmed
by it. No useful purpose will
be served by simply declaring

the EPA to be a triumph and
then expressing surprise or cry-
ing foul when, in its implemen-
tation, Caribbean countries find
themselves overrun by Euro-
pean companies.
The EPA, as it stands now,
requires the parties to give
"treatment no less favourable
than they accord to their own
like commercial presence and
investors". In other words, lo-
cal companies can not rely on
any special considerations in
their own domestic market;
such treatment will have to be
applied automatically to Euro-
pean firms.
It should be noted that
the EPA requires the Carib-
bean to be ready in five years
time for competition and to
open government contracts to

European firms. Five years
is a very short time for Car-
ibbean contractors in a range
of services, including road
and building construction, to
be ready to take on an on-
slaught of competition from
European firms, but they
need to get ready now.
Worryingly, the Carib-
bean has other free trade
agreements to be negotiated.
Canada is next, and, un-
doubtedly, the Canadians will
expect no less favourable
treatment than the Carib-
bean has given the EU. And,
the same principle will be
applied by other countries
and regions with which the
Caribbean negotiates.
Caribbean companies
had better gird up their loins.

Responses to:




The Government of Guyana is fully committed to the development of the creative potential of all

Guyanese now and in the future so that they will have the capacities to exploit the challenges of the

twenty first century for individual, social, economic and national development.

The Government of Guyana has always recognized the important role of the University for hlie creation

ofintellectual capacity on which knowledge production and utilization depend and for the promotion of

the life-long learning practices necessary to update individual knowledge and skills.
In this regard, the University has a critical role to play and to contribute to sustainable transformation

and growth of our country.

Towards this end, a Public Consultation will be held to obtain contributions from all stake holders on,
among others:
New trends in the global environment and how these impact on the purpose, content and

delivery o fUniversity education.
The policy options for University education to enhance economic growth and social and

cultural development;

The challenges and difficulties facing the University and strategies to overcome them and to

foster efficiency, effectiveness, excellence and accountability at all levels;
The role of the state in providing an enabling framework that encourages the University to be

more innovative atd responsive to the needs of a globally competitive knowledge-based


The role of businesses and industries to work in an interactive and supportive way with the

University and vice versa, to ensure a match between their needs and the outputs of the


The core values, abilities and skills which will be required of the graduates to engage Iully in

the development of their country;

The niced for culture change to foster institutional behavior and outcomes to realize the

University's Mission
Curriculum and programme changes, among others, which are required to ensure relevance

and quality assurance at the University

Venue: International Conference Centre, Lilliendaal Greater Georgetown

Date: Friday, January 11, 2008

Time: 8:30hr- 14:30hr


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Court shuts top Amsterdam brothel .... -;-;--

(BBC News) A Dutch judge
has ordered a leading
Amsterdam brothel to close,
as part of a campaign to cut
links between the sex trade
and organised crime.
The judge upheld the city's

complaint that the Yab Yum
Club had been taken over by the
Hells Angels biker gang.
The brothel, which de-
scribes itself as up-market and
exclusive, denies this.
In September the city an-

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nounced plans to buy about 50
shop fronts where prostitutes
display themselves, and turn
them into businesses or homes.
In December the municipal-
ity decided to withdraw the Yab
Yum Club's licence.


Question: I am unemployed but expecting a barrel from overseas, am I
required to have a TIN?

Answer: Clearing a barrel may entail paying duties on the contents of
the barrel to the Customs and Trade Administration, a department of the
Guvyana Revenue Authority.
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the' TIN cl't.l **.,. m ,: fr clearing barrels, btoxesand m i .. :' cs.

The ( ustorns and Trade Administration would continue to request the TIN
tfr all commercial transactions.

Please note:
TIN applications must be signed and submitted to the Registry, GPO
B.,ildi;i.G. Georgetown or Internal Revenue Branch Offices at New
Amsterdam. Corriverton. Linden and Anna Regina. Certificates will be
returned to the workplace orthe applicant's home or mailing address.
(If you have questions on ihe Taxpayer Identilication Number, kindly
contact the Registry, GPO Building, Robb Street, Georgetown. Telephone,
225 5587 or227 7310ext222 or 221.

The club which operates
from a 17th-Century canal .
house in Old Amsterdam and
charges clients about $500
(250) a time challenged the
Ahead of Friday's court de-
cision it said allegations that it
was controlled by the Hells An-
gels were "absolutely wrong". i.
But an Amsterdam city
council spokeswoman said after .
the ruling: "This shows we did
the right thing by not giving out
the permit and closing the
The mayor of Amsterdam,
Job Cohen, has said that al-
though prostitution is legal in
the Netherlands, there is too
much of the sex trade in the city
He also said that the trade
involved exploitation and traf-
ficking of women, and other
kinds of criminal activity. The Yab Yum Club is appealing against the closure

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(Nation News) JUST IN
TIME for the general election
of January 15, Barbadians
can expect disruption of their
telephone services from early
next week.
Unionised staff of Cable &
Wireless (C&W). providers of
land line and mobile services,
went on strike Friday.
Large-scale interruption of
services is just 24 hours away.
Shop steward ', .li ,c!
Alleyne said that as of 3 p.m.
Friday "60 to 70 per cent of the
company's 825 staff were
pulled, including administrative
and sales staff, engineers and
Sir Roy Trotman, general

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1VAT Policy Corner

Policy No. 27 VAT and Motor Vehicles

The Guyana Revenue Authority continues to provide assistance to the general public on
various issues regarding the application of Value Added Tax (VAT). This policy therefore
seeks to address VAT and Motor Vehicles.

Schedule 1, paragraph 2 (cc) of the VAT Act zero rates the importation of Motor Vehicles
which are four (4) years and older from the date of manufacture. As a consequence, motor
Schicles which are imported and are less than four years old from the date of manufacture
"'iil attract VAT at the standard rate of sixteen percent (16%) except in cases where the
chicles are not yet registered.

'ie-ase be informed that registered businesses including Auto Dealers whose taxable
.,-ivity involves the purchasing of motor vehicles from persons in Guyana and re-selling
*'sm to persons in Guyana or where vehicles were repossessed and are being resold, VAT
i apply at the standard rate of sixteen percent (16%)

I addition, spare pars for motor vehicles attract VAT at the rate of sixteen percent (16%)
S!en purchased from businesses that are registered to charge VAT.

i, you require additional information or assistance on VAT, feel free to contact the Value-
Added Tax and Excise Tax' Dnpartment situated at 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets or by
ihe telephone numbers 227-7867, 227-7672 or 227- 3696.

secretary of the Barbados
Workers' Union. representing
the workers, said service disrup-
tions would start in ia 'as where
Here xwas a 24-hour service.
"Some centres have been
closed and we expect that to expand
over time. By Monday or Tues-
day. we can expect to have the lull
island feeling the effects of it.
"Over time. all the services
of the telephone company will
be affected, some less and some
more. It will fully be felt as time
"Customer service will be se-
verely depleted, and in terms of
correcting faults and maintenance
that too will be affected." he said.
Mobile customers can also
expect issues with customer
service. "Top-ups could be af-
fected immediately and continu-
ing," Sir Roy added.
Acknowledging the timing
was less than perfect, given the
fact that the country is in the
midst of a general election, he
"After three meetings we
have threatened to strike but
backed away ... when the elec-
tions were announced we
thought 'no' this is not good
timing. T'he appr.n.:ch has not
changed. They have become
more intransigent, more belliger-
ent, more arrogant in their ap-
proach, and the trade union
movement has no choice ...."
C&W, in a statement last
night, said: "Management of
Cable & Wireless regrets that
the Barbados Workers' Union
has resorted to industrial action
since an agreement did not ap-
pear to be far off.
"The company is looking
forward to resuming talks on
wages and salaries, but the ne-
gotiations must take place in an
atmosphere of reasonableness.''
Company vice-president of
human resources. Jacqueline
Caesar added: "The company's
offer of 10.5 per cent over two
years lor all levels of staff was
a good one. Agreiemen! can only
be reached it there is i cognition
on both sides l iit implica-
tions of high salary demands."
she said
Sugcsiin' thail tihe com-
pany had a lis-i't,. ,f working
wilt the inion, si. '.aid: "The
company. last .luiv. sittlcd a
nurnber oi rclrilaclive high-cost

issues with the union, all of
which impacted this fiscal year."
But speaking at the
Windsor Lodge offices of C&W
yesterday. Sir Roy said the
workers would remain outside
fighting for their rights. He said
a picket line would be estab-
lished "to dissuade people from
coming to Cable & Wireless to
conduct business".
He further stated that tak-
ing industrial action was not an
easy decision, but the union's
hands were forced as the com-
pany refused to negotiate in
good faith.
Adding that credibility was
also a factor. Sir Roy said:
"Were we to step back from the
aggressive stance ... the union
would lose its capacity and its
authority to represent the work-
ers in the way it has to... and
management would be in a po-
sition where it would forever
step in the neck of the workers
whom we represent."
Sir Roy reiterated that
while the union was willing to
negotiate, it needed to be two
ways, "we are prepared to talk,
but we can't to somebody who
ain't talking".
Emphasising while that
there was an impasse with
wages the company was of-
fering six per cent in the first
year, four-and-a-half in Year 2,
the union was asking for nine-
and-a-half in Year 1, and two-
and-a-half in Year 2, it was not
the only concern.
A sticking point, he said,
was that the staff had been ha-
rassed and discriminated against
for exercising their right to go to
their shop stewards.
Likening working condi-
tions to those 61 years gone by.
he spoke to the treatment of
people in the contact centre
who he said were "disciplined
if they are talking to a customer,
the customer has problems and
they cannot get the customer off
the line in 30 seconds, that
Worker is considered to be inef-
ficient and then disciplined.
"We are fighting to
bring dignity to that contact
centre ... to give workers the
opportunity to be treated as
human beings, so much so
that they have to punch a
card . when they want to
go to the toilet."


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Of course I would like to start
off my first column of 2008 by
wishing everyone a Happy
New Year. First order of busi-
ness is to announce one of my
resolutions with regard to
this column. When I began
writing late last year, it was
with the conscious decision
not to deal with issues that
could be seen as overly sen-

This is the sort of caution
informed by operating in an en-
vironment where almost every-
thing you say is automatically
inspected and branded as being
in support of. or in opposition
to, one side or the other. How-
ever, even being cautious at-
tracts its own accusations, as
I've learnt from one particular
e-mail sent to me on something
I wrote.
My resolution for this year
is that once my perspective on
a topic that I am interested in
does not conflict with my offi-
cial position, I intend to write
on it. To remain shackled by an
environment which tends at
times to remove the objectivity
from even the most sincere
propositions is to sacrifice one's
personal and professional cred-
Now we get to the first
topic for 2008.
In President Bharrat
Jagdeo's New Year's Day mes-
sage, he referred to the
government's intention this
year to create a special fund "to
help single-parent households."
I'm interpreting "single par-
ents" for the purposes of this
article as 'single mothers'. The
issue of single mothers was
also part of the New Year's
Day message by the PNC/R
Head, Mr. Robert Corbin, if in
a different context.
The identification of this
group as vulnerable by both
Guyana's President and the
Leader of the Opposition under-
scores the urgency of focusing
on single mothers as a distinctly
identifiable group. The eco-
nomic and other vulnerability of
single mothers is an issue the
world over, the Caribbean in
particular. For example, while
on vacation recently, I was fas-
cinated and greatly enlightened
by a documentary on the plight
of single mothers in North
Of course, we have exem-
plary cases of single mothers
excelling in their respective
fields, despite what some view
as a parental handicap.
Michelle Bachelet, the Presi-
dent of Chile, is one good ex-
ample, though not as famous as
author J.K. Rowling, whose
rags to riches story is too well
known to be repeated here.
One strong single mother locally
is designer, Sonia Noel, who
should be congratulated for her
recent chaiity show and her

own fund, both specifically
dedicated to the support of
single mothers in need.
However, single mother
success stories like Bachelet's,
Rowling's and Noel's are really
exceptions to the rule.
There is no hard data avail-
able in Guyana to support any
pronouncement on the difficul-
ties faced by single mothers,
something that should be con-
sidered in the government's ad-
dressing of this issue this year.
That said, there is enough cir-
cumstantial evidence to warrant
their status as a vulnerable
Firstly, the Caribbean-wide
phenomenon of the single par-
ent household headed by a
woman has presumably not es-
caped Guyana, since the major
underlying factors machismo
and migration do impact upon
our society. And not just at
home. but abroad as well.
According to a 2002 article
published in the UK Guardian.
the 1991 census showed that
"49%i of Afro-Caribbean faii-
lies are headed b\ a lone mother,
compared with i14% in the gen-
eral population."
More circumstantial evi-
dence from the UK, which is a
useful sampling ground for Car-
ibbean social trends, alludes to
the fact that the single mother
household has become so in-
grained in the Caribbean psyche
that it is not, or no longer, psy-
chologically disruptive. A
study published in the British
Medical Journal shows that:
"White and South Asian
single mothers had particularly
high rates of mental illness, with
a 10% prevalence of depression.
Those who were married or co-
habiting had the lowest rates.
Caribbean single mothers did
not, however, have higher rates
and the lowest rates were found
among single women without
young children."
In plain language, the re-
search shows that Caribbean
women are more psychologi-
cally comfortable as single moth-
ers. While this may be good
news in a sense, the single par-
ent household does not end at
the parent. The financial con-
straints, the lack of leisure time,
the lack of parenting time and a
whole host of other factors de-
termine how a significant section
of the general population devel-
ops, educationally, economically,
The establishment of a
Single Parent Fund is a good ini-
tiative, and one which will pre-
sumably focus more on empow-
erment and enablement than it
does on charity. Giving a single
mother a fish is one thing, but
teaching her to fish is ultimately
more important.
First of all, one of the key
obstacles to empowering single
women is stigma. The single
mothers in Guyana are still seen
in some quarters as irrespon-
sible or promiscuous. It
doesn't matter the circum-
stances behind her status,
whether it is escape from emo-
tional and physical abuse, the
need to protect herself from
STIs, the succumbing to eco-
nomic pressures, or abandon-
ment as is so often the case.
The reality is that while a
properly functioning nuclear
family might be the ideal envi-
ronment to raise children, a
strong single mother bringing up
her own kids is a far better al-
ternative to a dysfunctional
nuclear family situation. We are
still very much a morally con-
servative society, but we need

to broaden our perspective to
accept the validity of other
types of families.
Just as there is much cir-
cumstantial evidence but a lack
of hard facts to support the no-
tion that single mothers need
help in raising a large section of
the future generation of
Guyanese, we can safely pre-
sume that a focus on and an in-
vestment in this vulnerable
group is going to see rewards for
our society as a whole in the
medium to long term.
It seems to me the
government's moving on this
initiative the first direct irter-
vention of this kind that I can
recall can perhaps, depending
on how it's implemented, be
used as model for working with
other stakeholders, especially
the corporate community.
If President Jagdeo's and

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< Interest Rate for the 1' Quarter 2008

The public is hereby informed that all late payments of tax will attract
interest. The interest rate for the 1' Quarter (January 1 to March 31,
2008) is 19.71% per annum.

The calculation of this interest rate is based on the prime lending rate
as published by the Bank of Guyana plus 500 basic points.


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More 'political will'

needed to battle crime

(Jamaica Gleaner) The lack
of political will was identified
as one of the main hin-
drances to reducing the
country's crime rate during a
meeting between media rep-
resentatives and members of
the Violence Prevention Alli-
ance (VPA) this week.
The forum was held on Thurs-
day at the Knutsford Court hotel
under the theme, 'Violence and its
Impact on Our Children The In-
fluence of Media.'

Jenni Campbell, managing
editor of The Gleaner Company
Ltd., noted that unless there is
political will to change, things
will remain the same, despite all
the meetings and the possible
solutions discussed.
Professor Barry Chevannes
was in agreement with Ms.
"Political will plays a very
important role in reducing the
country's crime rate because
politics is still embedded in

crime, especially that of homi-
cide," he told The Gleaner.
On a related issue, reporter
Michael Pryce spoke of the
growing and profitable busi-
of organised crime.
He contended that the 'so-
called peace' that is in Spanish
Town, marked by seeming unity
between the two main political
gangs, 'One Order' and 'Clans-
man' was a cover up for their
expanding business of extortion.
The 'One Order' and


Government of Guyana
Community Roads Improvement Project
Project Preparation Consultancy

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has identified the need to improve access
within communities as critical to obtaining the maximum benefits from investments
made in housing, education, health and other social infrastructure. To this end,
GOG intends to undertake a project to improve tertiary roads in several
communities in Regions 3,4, 5, and 6. The communities are administered under 12
Neighborhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).

1) The Ministry of Finance invites consultants interested in the design and
project preparation to submit proposals.

2) Interested individual firms must demonstrate immense experience in the
design of project documents Locally and Regionally.

3) Bidders can obtain a copy of the Terms of Reference at a Non- refundable
cost of $10,000 (Guyana dollars) between 9:00 h to 16:00 h Monday to
Friday at the following address:

National Program Co-ordinator
CDB funded PIU
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart streets,
Tel # 592-227-3993

Bids must be delivered to the following address and clearly marked:

"CDB Funded PIU proposal for the Community Roads Improvement Project -
Project preparation Consultancy"

Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart streets,
Georgetown, Guyana.

4) All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquhart streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than
9:00 am on Tuesday, January 22"'2008. The bids must be addressed to the
Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and
marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
programme and the description of the bid, including the words "do not open
before Tuesday, January 22"" 2008"

5) Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives and
anyone who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on January 22"" 2008
at 9:00 am.

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

'Clansman' gangs, which are
from opposing ends of the po-
litical landscape the former be-
ing associated with the Jamaica
Labour Party and the latter the
People's National Party were
once rivals in the Old Capital,
with many reported cases of
homicide linked to either gang.
Over the past year the two have
united in an effort to maintain
'order' in Spanish Town.
Jamaica has one of the high-
est crime rates in the world
with the death toll for 2007
passing the 1,500 mark.
According to anthropologist
Nadyia Figueroa, the issue of
crime and violence has several
causes and solutions, as there are
several social and economic is-
sues that surround the problem

When you are
angry, a great
deal of energy
is used up and
wasted. Use
energy wisely.

of crime and violence.
She told The Gleaner that
everyone should take responsi-
bility for the problem of crime
in Jamaica and stop pointing
fingers and playing the blame
According to members of
the VPA, the media also has
a role to play in helping in
the prevention and reduction
of crime and violence in the
A study conducted by
Gloria Royale Davis in 2003
among 120 incarcerated young-
sters and students of schools in
Kingston ages 7-17 years old,
revealed that media does influ-
ence violent behaviour.
Royale Davis found that
television violence influenced
youngsters who from early in
their childhood had a deep af-
finity for television and violence
portrayed in that medium.
She disclosed that all the
participants in the study admit-
ted to copying or modelling vio-
lence seen on television.

Our Daily
eManna -'F
When we trust and
accept Jesus Christ -
we are part of His Army..
The question is are
iwe loyal soldiers?
< Jude 20.

02:00h- Late Nite
with Gina
03:00h- Movie
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06:00 h- NCN News
06:40 h- Cricket
08:40 h- Art of Living
11:30 h- Lotto's
Cricket Info
12:00 h- Weekly
12:30 h- Lifting
Guyana To
13:00 h Dharma
14:00h- In style
1430 h- Catholic
15:00h- Grow with
16:00h- Feature
16:30h- Family
17:00 h- Lutheran
Men's Fellowship
17:30 h Guysuco
Round Up
18:00 h- NCN Week
in Review
19:00 h-Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan
20:00h- 60 Minutes
21:00 h- President's
21:30h- Front Burner
22:00 h Movie

The Guyana National Newspapers Limited is inviting applications for the
position of


The Sunday Editor is responsible to the Editor-in-Chief for the
production of the Sunday Chronicle Newspaper and assists,
when required, with the production of the Guyana (Daily)

The Job specification for this position is a Degree in Public or
Mass Communication or in a related discipline or at least five (5) year
experience at a senior editorial level.

The salary and conditions of employment are negotiable.
Further details of the position can be obtained from the office of the
General Manager.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the
names and addresses of two referees, should be submitted to
the General Manager (ag), Guyana National Newspapers Limited,
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown. The closing date for
applications is January 11, 2007.

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Portuguese and English as a
Foreign language, eginners
and foundation courses for
children (3 13 years) and
CXC preparation courses, also
Remedial .English, Translation
and Interpreting Services. The
Languages Institute Inc., 231-

Established 1982

57 Upper Robb Street, Bourda
(Between Oronoque
and Albert Sts.)
Tel: 225-1540 or 622-8308

Earn local or Canadian
Computerized Accounting
Computer Repairs
Microsoft Office, Webpage
Caregiver/Patient Care,
IELTS English
Classroom Instruction and
Home Study
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 and
administer this programme in
Guyana. Day and evening
classes available. Call 22T-

SCHOOL of Mathematics
100 Albert Street Alberttown.
Now enrolling for new classes
in Mathematics Exams CXC,
GCE and 'A Level. Forms 1 -
5. Tel. 689-8304.
College, 262 Thomas St.
North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown Continuing
registration for full-time
secondary school (Forms 1 -
5), upgrading classes for low
achievers, ABE (Certificate,
Diplomas 1 & 2 and Advance
Diploma levels). Evening and
Daily Classes for adults and
school leaves. School reopens
on January 7, 2008. Call today
for more information. IBC
"Students success is our
greatest concern."

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

CLOSING down sale!
Novels and other books from
$40 up Juliette Book Library,
West Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

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

PLAQUES for all
occasions. Trophy Stall, Bourda
Market. Tel. # 225-9230, 225-

years old male seeking female
friends. Call 686-8878.
35 YRS old Indian male
seeks female 25 35, for
serious relationship. Call 638-
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI,
PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
STRUE 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
Junior/Senior/Singles Dating
Service, 18 80 yrs. Tel.
223-8237, 648-6098, M F
8.30 am-- 5 pm, Sat. 10 am
4 pm (both pho nes same

FERTILE land for rent at
Western Hog Island. Contact
KITCHEN to rent at
Julian's Restaurant & Bar,
Cummings & 6"' Streets. Call
225-4709 or 227-1319.

RAJA yoga, physical yoga,
Hindi protection tabee, planet
reading, other spiritual areas,
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy
- 225-0677, 638-0730.

REPAIRS done to gas
stoves, microwave, water
heater, etc. Call 627-7835.
ROXIE'S Royal Hair
Fashion, City Mall, Regent
and Camp Streets. We give
you what you deserve. Call:
227-8538, 227-7525.

Bolwant Persaod & Associates
Certified Immigration Consultants
Authorized by time Canadian Govt. to
Represent liens in accordance with
Immigration and Refugee Protedion
Act. We con assist you to Migrle o
Canada Legally, in certain cases less
than 6 months. Skilled Workers.
Businessmen. Students.
Visitors. Work Permits. Refu ees.
Family Sponsorships. Appeals for
Refused Cases, etc.
Deal with only an Authorized
Ask to see credentials
For a onsa nation call
Guywa: 225-1540 or 622-8308
Canada: 16-431-8845 or 647-284-0375
Emait: alwaipersaul@yahoo.ca

upholstery guaranteed.
Household furniture, office
furniture, vehicles, etc. Tel.
694-7796, 276-3652, 276-
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call



CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit: www.habintnel

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well
as masonry, varnishing,
plumbing and painting.
Contact Mohamed on 233-
0591, 667-6644.
PRIVATE professional
nursing care. Blood pressure
checks, blood glucose testing.
Administration of injections,
escorts, etc. Healing Hands
Nursing Agency. Tel. No. 673-
0560 and 220-0437.
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers, gas
stoves, micro wave ovens, etc.
Call Home Solutions on
Telephone 227-0060/629-

MECHANIC skidder
Operator, log truck driver -

226-4537. Telles Steel &
LORRY Driver/Porter. Call
226-4537. Telles Steel &
DRIVER car, van, lorry.
Contact the Bay 11 14
Lombard St. Tel. 225-6197.
Contact P. Ramroop & Son at
1 C Orange Walk, Bourda. Tel.
Clerk. Must have knowledge of
payroll, NIS & PAYE between
the age 25 and 35 yrs. Old. Tel.
VACANCY exist for a
Mathematics teacher at
Imperial College, 6 Croal and
Magnet Place. Tel. 227-7627,
615-8916, 615-8919.
VACANCY exist for
experienced hair Stylist.
Contact Expressions Full
Service Salon. Tel. 226-
ONE female Massage
Therapist (age 20 25). Also
Cosmetologist and Nail
Specialist. Tel. 646-3535.

Vacancies exist fr

Must have passes in at
least 4 Subjects 0' level or
equivalent and good
knowledge of computers &

Must possess good
communication skills and a
pleasant personality.

Must have a special
interest in sales and

(45 yrs and Older)
Must be trustworthy,
responsible and reliable.

Apply with references to:
The Manager
Central Electronics
67 Robb St.,Locytown, Georgetown

RECEPTIONIST. 4 Attractive
girls for field work. Attractive
salary. 77 Craig St., C/ville.
Tel. 227-6582.
VACANCIES exist for
teachers (age 25 yrs and
over) at IPE Grove EBD and
Pouderoyen WBD branches.
Tel. # 220-0538, 629-5300
WAITER/Waitress to work
in a bar. Attractive salary
offered. Apply with telephone
contact number to Bar Vacancy,
P.O. Box 26064, Kitty Post
VACANCY for Porters
apply to Alabama Trading
with hand written application
and. police clearance at
Georgetown Ferry Stelling
Stabroek. Tel. # 623-1615.
Attendants. Apply with written
application (including contact
number) to German's
Restaurant at 8 New Market
Street, North Cummingsburg,
VACANCY exists for
experienced drivers, porters
and cashiers with computer
knowledge. Apply at Survival
16 Duncan St. & Vlissengen
Road with written application
and passport size photo.
SALES representatives,
serious about earning $40 000
or more monthly, selling a Wide
rane of Beauty products, part
or full-time. Apply P.O. Box
10716 Georgetown. Include
contact telephone number.

STATION to rent Baber,
Hairdresser and Nail
Technician. Call 629-9587.
TWO workers with
computer knowledge and
experience, preferable those
who live around town, good
salary. Apply with application
to the Manager Petes Video
Club, Lot 2 George Street, W/
Rust, Georgetown.

Exist in a rapidly
growing company for



Minimum of five years
experience as a heavy
duty truck driver

Apply in person to:
The Warehouse Manager
Fidelity Investment Inc.
29-30 High & Drysdale Sts
Charlestown, G/town
Horizon General
Construction Company. Truck
Drivers with experience of
operating HIAB. Three years
experience & valid Driver's
Licence.Carpenter, Mason/
Labourers. Tel. 233-5696/
619-2175/ 614-8407
COMPUTER Operator/
Office Assistant Internet Cafe/
Computer School. Main
qualification CXC-IT or
Diploma in Computer Studies.
Apply to Unitech Lot 10 Mon
Repos, ECD or Email
IMPERIAL College is
currently registering students
desirous of Full-time (Forms 1
5), afternoon and evening
classes. Subjects offered are:
Mathematics, English A & B,
and all Business subjects.
Monthly fee $1500 per
subject. Contact us at 6 Croal
and King Streets 227-7627,
615-8916, 615-8919.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants, also one
Computer Typist. Apply in
person, with written
application in your own
handwriting requirements
Math & English, Horse Shoe
Racing Service. 6/7
Commerce & Longden Sts.,
between 1:30 pm and 4 pm.
LOOKING for one
supervisor to operate a night
club. Must have a wide
knowledge of experience for
this type of businesses. Also
one Disc Jockey that can be
trained for working in a club.
Indian music will be an asset.
Tennessee Entertainment
Centre. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242, 9 am to 5 pm.
& Eccles. One Counter
Salesclerk Broad St., one
Receiving and Delivery Stock
clerk Broad Street, Welder &
Fabricator Eccles, Fitter
Machinist Eccles. Apply to
Dalip Trading Ltd., 11 14
Broad St. Tel. 225-0239. Dalip
Trading Ltd., 9, 16 & 1.7 Eccles
Industrial Site. Tel. 233-2751.

IMMEDIATE vacancies
exists for Accounts Executive
Accounts Supervisor, General
Clerks, Store/Inventory Clerk,
Security Guards, General
Workers and handyman. Send
written application stating
experience and expected
salary to Case Timbers
Limited, 279 Forshaw Street,
Queenstown, Georgetown,
Guyana. Phone (592) 227-
4703, (592) 225-7335, Fax:
(592) 225-7351.
Opportunity. LENS
Sherriff St. SEEKING
female Office Assistant with
excellent communication
skills and working
experience. High school
education and computer
literacy are a must.
Responsibilities include -
Filing, typing, answering
phone, billing, inventory
control and tracking, etc.
Requirements CXL. Math,
English + others, MS Office,
Word Excel. Other business
programmes will be an
asset. Please send resume
to 136 Sheriff St. or contact
us at Tel. 227-1511. Email:

BEE Hive Public Road -
one residential house lot.
Contact Krishnadat S.
Ra hubir, Clonbrook Village,

TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme land 50 x 100, in
front. Asking $2M. Call 225-
5591, 619-5505.
LBI 100 x 100 $6M.
Lamaha Gardens, Sheriff
Street, Regent, main
riverside. Keyhomes 684-
PRIME house lot for sale,
excellent location 10 000
square feet, Earls Court LBI.
Call 222-2617, 663-2218.
4 ACRES of land
situated at Ruby Backdam
with citrus and permanent
crops. Price negotiable. Call
HOUSE lot 100 x 50, 20
minutes from city in new
suburban location US$16
000. OBO. No agent 680-
KURU Kururu 1 house lot
- 200-ft. x 100-ft. 1 '/2 acres
farm land access to water and
light. Call 261-5500, 643-
1861. -
land located between
Cummings & Charlotte
Streets. Call 623-1003, 218-
1469 size (120' x 40').
D'URBAN Back Lands
$2.4M, Atlantic Gardens $M,
Alberttown $6M. Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198, 231-2064,
FIVE acres transported
land located at Farm, East
Bank Essequibo, easy access
to public road. Ideal for
housing and farming. Tel.
GREIA Diamond -
$1M, $1.5M, Triumph/Mon
Repos $2M, $3M, Herstelling
- $3M, Covent Garden -
$3M, Meadow Bank $4M
LBI- $3M Lusignan $3M,
Vreed-en-Hoop $4M,
Prashad Nagar 2 lots -
$15M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
VERSAILES house lot (in
gated compound) GUYSUCO
GARDENS between UG Road
& Caricom HQ LE
compound), Lamaha
Gardens, Diamond Highway
PROPERTY EBD on acres of
land Water front land EBD 4
- 6 acres. TEL. 226-1848, 625-
DIAMOND land $1.4M, 90
acres at Linden Highway
$26M, 72 acres at Long Creek
$27M, Vreed-en-Hoop land
$9M, Happy Acres land $11M,
Lamaha Gdns $14M, Craig
land 2.4 acres $5MRepublic
Park double lot $@4M, UG
Cummings Lodge land 120 x
40 $5.5M, David St. land
$28M, Vlissengen Road land
$24M, Call Futurue Homes
Realty 227-4040 225-0945
669-7070, 628-0796.

1/5/ri nn Rfi PM



Diamond, Chateau Margot,
Parika 13 acre, Vreed-en-
Hoop, Supply EBD, Bella
Dam, La Grange WBD,
Tuschen EBE. Tel. 693-3513,

Three S3) house lots at
Plantation Blankenburg.
West Coast Demerara.
Can be sold separately!
7.5 Million
Contact: 623-1392

HOUSE to rent at 107
Sect. 'M' C/ville. Call 669-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
OFFICE space to sublet
on Main St., G/town. Call 696-
FULLY furnished 2
bedroom house in Bel Air
Park. Call 225-8153.
AA Eccles US$500.
BAP US$1 000.
Keyhomes 684-1852.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. at 1 Railway Line,
Kitty. Call 227-0958.
ONE 3 bedroom upper
flat, with all facilities. Call
222-4819 or 611-1922.
FURNISHED one and two-
bedroom flats in Kitty
(Seawall view), short term
rental only. Tel. 227-1871 or
646-2939. _
3 BEDROOM house
US$1500 neg, 2 bedrooms
furnished apt. $65000. Others
call 226-2372 -
EXECUTIVE 3-bedroom
AC Penthouse apartment,
master ensuite, fully furnished,
Alberttown. Call 227-7995.
HOUSES Alberttown (by
hospital), 2 & 3-bedroom
(parking) apartments $20
000/$25 000. Call 231-6236.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
executive apartment with air-
conditioner, telephone,
parking and overhead tank
ack. 642-0636.
CARICOM Garden fully
furnished and secured four-
bedroom executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
BUSINESS place $80
000, office space $50 000,
Restaurant $80 000,
snackette $80 000, bond
space $60 000. Telephone
floors Charlotte St offices etc.
2 floors Waterloo St.,2 huge
bonds Festival Ciy,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-814,
MEADOW Bank $50 000,
Eccles $40 000, Happy Acres,
Roraima Trust US$500,
Cummings St., Diamond.
Jewanram Realty 227-1988,
FURNISHED houses and
flats 4 rooms Bel Air Park -
US$4 000 & US$2 500,
Lamaha Gardens US$2 500,
Alberttown $50 000. Sonja
- 225-7197, 623-2537.
SINGLE working girl or
student to rent room at Public
Road Kitty. Call 622-
5589.REGENT Street two
flat building for business.
Call 624-6432 or 234-0481
at evenings.
Bel Air Springs/Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Queenstown,
Ogle with pool, AA Eccles,
New Providence
ville, Courida Park. TEL. 226-
WATER St. bond space
US$1200, Regent St. top flat
US$5500, Festival City bond
space 8,000 sq ft each $675
000, or sale $50M, Middle St
top flat 6,000 sq ft Charmer's
Place US$1500, Hadfield St.
top flat US$1500, Lamaha
Gdns US$1600, Brickdam
office space Mandela Ave,
office space US$2000,
Belvour Courts US$1500,
GuySuCo Park US$1800, P.
Nagar US$1000, Bel Air Gdns.
US$4500, Atlantic Gdns
US$2500, B.A. Springs
US$3000. Call Future Homes
Realty 227-4040, 669-7070,

ONE (1) fully furnished 3-
bedroom upper flat. Call 648-
DOWNSTAIRS apartment -
3 bedrooms, 3'" Street,
Alberttown. Call 617-0979.
HOUSE to share with
single working female $15
000 mthly. Tel. 233-3712, 680-
ONE two-bedroom
apartment, new and spacious
- $50 000. Tel. 223-8886,
BEL Air Park furnished
three-bedroom top flat with all
conveniences. Telephone 683-
MIDDLE floor in Barr
Street, Kitty suitable for offices
- Tax airline, money transfer,
etc. Tel. 623-4700.
4-BEDROOM executive
home with massive lawns fit for
Ambassador US$3 500 -


LAMAHA ST 3 bedrooms
$100,000- residentiallbusiness

Pere St. Kitty 4 bedrooms
Furnished $650US

NANDY PARK unfurnished
1 bedroom $50,000.09

NANDY PARK 3 bedrooms
$800 US furnished neg

ECCLES 4 bedroom top flat
Furnished $800 US

Tel: 223-49281660-1214

1 NEW 3-storey building
with self- contained rooms,
pressure pump, etc. Tel. #
685-2434, 231-4589.
APT to rent. Grilled, fully
furnished, security services, for
overseas guests. Call # 226-
9448, 691-1392.
LARGE spacious ground
floor for any business.
Alexander Street, Kitty. $80
000. Tel, electricity. Call 225-
OGLE 3-bedroom upper
flat unfurnished, Nandy Park -
2-bedroom lower flat,
furnished. 684-4411.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776.
furnished apartments $2 500
& $4 000 daily at Cummings
& 6" Sts. Call Julian 225-
4709 or 227-1319.
WELCOME overseas
uests. We offer furnished one-
edroom, luxurious apartments
and executive houses. Call
Diana 227-2256.
218-4635, 218-0392, 648-
building 75 feet x 35 feet.
25 B Lyng and Princes Sts.,
facing Princes St. Available
from February. Tel. 226-1757,
flats for offices, etc.
Charlotte St. BOTTOM FLAT
Kitty $150 000 mth. 2
City. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
ONE 3 bedroom upper
flat at LBI ECD with access
to electricity, water and
flushing toilet. Price $25
000 monthly also lower flat
$20 000 monthly. Tel. #220-
2366, 615-1518.
KITTY $70 000, East
Bank $30 000 US$700 -
US$1 000, Queenstown $80
000 $90 000 US$800, East
Coast US$600 US$800 and
many more. Call Diana 227-
GREIA Subryanville two-
bedroom furnished apartment
with garage parking US$500,
business place in Camp Street
G$150 000 00. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.

working people large
unfurnished self contained 1
bedroom apartment with Tel,
parking, etc. $50 000 monthly
located Nandy Park. 628-1900
or 645-9248.
GREIA South Road for
business two floors $150
000 each, Diamond large
three-storey concrete building
- US$1 000, furnished five-
room building in Prashad
Nagar US$1 000. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
One 2-flat property in
Roraima Trust Housing
Scheme, Versailles, West
Bank Demerara consisting of
3 bedrooms, 2 toilet and
bath with 1 bath tub, home
office, pressure pump with 2
black tanks, facility for hot
and cold shower, grilled, 2
telephones, furnished. 20
minutes away from
Georgetown. Call Saadia:
Tel: 618-2260 or 661-3561.

1 WOODEN 2-flat corner
building. No agent. Tel. 226-
D' URBAN St. Lodge 2-
storey concrete 4 2-bedroom
apartments, rent will pay your
mortgages 415M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St 3 2-storey
wooden building. Ideal 3-
storey supermarket $26M/
US$130 000, Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-5496.
PARIKA new shopping
center invests wisely A) 2-storey
building, B) general store C)
bond/ware house $60M/
US$300 000. Ederson's 226-
NON PARIEL, building
along Public road, facing
Atlantic back/front driveway, 40
x 40 lawns $14.5M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
storey wooden building. Ideal
for church, school, general
store, etc $16M neg/US$80
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
V/HOOP WCD 2-storey
concrete fully furnished
building. Ideal for Cambio,
insurance, electronic store
$35M/US$175 000. Ederson's
BB ECCLES vacant new
2-storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion, parking,
AC, inspection anytime $30M/
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
CROAL/Stabroek, concrete
6 luxurious bedrooms mansion
on 3 .house lots. Ideal
international hotel $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
NEW HOPE EBD 2- storey
building, land road to river.
Ideal for wharfage and $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
BRICKDAM overseas/local
religious organization. Ideal
building for any religious
functions $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
wooden & concrete building,
down stairs business $9M neg
US$45 000. Ederson's 226-
ROBB/Bourda market 2-
storey building $75M/$50M/
US$250 000 owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-5496.
UG AREA newly
constructed four-bedroom
executive concrete building.
Immediate vacant possession.
Tel. 642-0636.
prime business. Place inclusive
of small house at back at 6
Uitvlugt, WCD. Contact 277-
NEW Providence large
four-bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair.
Immediate vacant possession.
Telephone 226-3866.
UG AREA newly
constructed four-bedroom,
executive concrete building.
Immediate vacant possession.
Telephone 226-3866.
large executive building, no
repairs, vacant possession.
Price negotiable. 642-0636.
$60M, Lamaha Gdns $45M,
Alberttown $14M, Bel Air
Park $37M, Subryanville -
$70M. Sonja 225-7197, 623-

PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. 225-
3-BEDROOM concrete
house upstairs washroom toilet
and bath $9M, Blankenburg,
WCD. 627-0234, 617-6374.
CRAIG newly remodeled
two-storey house and land size
- 30 x 144. Asking $7.5M. Call
225-5591, 619-5505.

Queenstown, Bel Air Park,
Subryanville, University
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens,
Caricor Gardens, Atlantic
Gardens, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, Prado
Ville, Nandy Park etc.
"A Trusted Name"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431

ANNANDALE North newly
remodel three-bedroom house
and land size 50 x 100.
Asking $4.9M. Tel. 225-5591,
ONE Great Republic
concrete property value
$28M. Reduced to $19M.
Vacant. Phone 225-2626/
FUTURE Homes Realty
has houses to sell. Prices -
$3.9M to US$1.2M. Call -
227-4040, 669-7070, 628-
1 3-BEDROOM property
at Lot 99 Mon Repos South,
contains an off-licensed
Liquor Shop. Contact Nazir
@ 220-3362.
NO Agent. Call Hubert
227-1633 to view 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits 2 families.
Reduced price, concrete
BARGIN Stall in La
Penitence Market, double stall
- $900 000 NORBERT
deFREITAS 231-1506/642-
$40M, Bel Air Park $40M,
Kitty $15M, New Market St.
- $15M and Norton St. $8M.
K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency -
226-0545, 642-0636.
$16M, Alberttown $6M,
$14M, Robb St. $9M, Kitty -
$7M, $10M, Cam bellville -
$11M, South $8M. Call 231-
Street, Alberttown wooden &
concrete, two- family front
house $13.5M NORBERT
deFREITAS 231-1506/642-
EXECUTIVE properties for
sale, Caricom Gardens $40M,
New Providence $M, Republic
Park on double lot $50M, Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5198,
225-2626,2 '31-2064.
672-5051, COST $6
KITTY $10M $17M,
Queenstown $16M $34M,
East Coast $3.5M, East Bank
$1.5M $7.5M $12.5M.
Call 227-2256.
sale of rent 310
Independence Boulevard
David Singh 226-1145.
BUSINESS property and
land, totaling over 12 000
square feet in land. Tel. # 226-
WEST Bank Demerara
Public Road one 2-flat
wooden on concrete building
on land 36' x 238'. No
repairs needed. Call 610-9234
or 619-3034. $10.5M neg.

BEL AIR Park $17M. AA
Eccles $28M. Keyhomes -
BUILDING 107 D'Urban
Street, Werk-en-Rust, near
Smyth St., bottom flat rented.
Price $4.7 million neg. Call
626-1095 or 218-1344.
ONE large two-storeyed
building with 6 bedrooms, two
bathrooms, two toilets for two
families on double lot in
Dowding St., Kitty $25M
negotiable. Call 227-3285 or
CHURCH Street, property -
US$350 000 three-storey
building on 3 lots in great
condition. Tony Reid's Realty
- 225-5198, 225-2626, 225-
3068, 654-2509.
FIND your dream house at
the best price at Tony Reid's
Realty Bel Air Park $4M,
$22M, P/Nagar from $27M.
Sec. 'K' from $14.M. Phone
225-5198, 225-2626, 231-


S25_1 & $65M

Tel: 223-49281660-1214

STATION Street Kitty,
Shell Road Kitty, Vreed-en-
Hoop, La Penitance, Goed
Fortuin Public Road, De
Kenderen WCD, Grove/
Diamond, South Ruimveldt
Park. Tel. 693-3513, 629-8253.
ONE large two-storey
building on transported land -
82' x 368'. Located between
public road and beach, cast
iron water tanks 15 000 gals,
bearing fruit trees. Located at
182 Parika, East Bank
Essequibo. 225-1346.
SALE Campbellville -
$12.5M, Republic Park -
$14M, Princes Street
$8.8M, close to Mandela
Ave. Property in Cummings
Street drop from $17M to
$13.5M, Hadfield Street -
$8M. Phone 225-2626, 225-
EXECUTIVE properties
for sale, Caricom Gardens
$40M, New Providence $M,
Republic Park on double lot
$50M, Tony Reid's Realty -
225-5198, 225-2626,2 '31-
compound), Atlantic Gardens,
Courida Park, Ogle (with pool),
Shamrock Gardens, Bel Air
Gardens, Subryanville, Bel Air
village, Blygezight,
Queenstown, Vlissengen Road,
Diamond. TEL. 226-1848, 625-
GREIA Campbellville -
$12M, $16M, Alberttown
$18M, $30M, D'Urban St. -
$12M, $20M, ECD Montrose
$8M, Strasphey $4M,
Success $12M, Mon Repos -
$12M, Triumph $12M,
$10M, $7M, Kitty- Newtown -
$8M, $9M, De Abreu St.
$9M, Eccles $8M, Le
Ressouvenir large concrete -
$35M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
FESTIVAL City 2 bond
space with office 8,000 sq ft
each $50M, Hadfield St
supermarket $35M, Regent
St, $79M $90M, Princes
St., Lumber yard $37M,
Hotel in Queenstown $80M,
Lamaha Gdns $50M, C/ville
$16M $37M, Kitty $9M,
Waterloo St $5M. Bel Air
Park $24M $29M, Sheriff St
US$200M, Bel Air Springs,
$55M, North Road $47M,
Ogle $23M, Soesdyke
Factory $200M. Future
Homes Realty 227-4040,
225-0995, 669-7070, 628-

Jewanram's Realty and
property Management
services "Have Faith In
Christ, Today" Phone 227-
1988/623-6431 Email:
Properties Petrol Service
Centre Supermarket
US$1.6M, Le Ressouvenir
$500M, Central
Georgetown $50M,
Berbice Sawmill $500M,
Regent Street $180M,
Robb Street $120M,
Lamaha Gardens $80M/
$16M, Queenstown -
$80M/$30M, New
Providence $65M/$35M,
Kingston/happy Acres -
$60M, Bel Air Park
$50M/$32M, Shamrock
Gardens $45M, Atlantic
Gardens $35M/$16M,
Republic Park/Nandy Park
- $30M, Eccles 'AA'- 'BB'
$#OM Alberttown/
Subryanville $15M, Good
Hope $30M/$20M/$12M,
BV Triumph/Pliasance -
$20M, Ogle $19M/$12M,
Non Pariel $16M/$12M/
$7M/$2M, Lusignan/
Herstelling $12M, Lime &
Bent Streets $14M, Grove
$10M/$9M, Foulis/
Enmore $9M/$6M, Hope
low lands $3.2M.

TEL. 226-4692.
LISTER diesel engine
and generator 4 to 10 KVA.
Owners leaving country. Tel.
# 657-9684.
1 LISTER Petter Marine
engine, 6-cylinder diesel.
Call 220-9077
1 DELL computer, 1
inverter charger (Nippon).
Contact 218-4507, 681-1971
QUEEN size bed G$25
000 neg. Sharp 20-inch TV
- G$ 25 000 neg. Tel. 680-
ONE fully loaded
computer, AMD Athlon
3.2GHz 512 MB RAM, 80GB
H-drive, DVD RW, CD RW,
CRT monitor $75 000.
Call 627-8296, 234-0259.
12 WEEKS old
Rottweiler and German
Shepherd puppies, fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
Phone 223-0754.

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


PURE bred Pit bull
puppies, 4 months old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact 269-0790, 269-
ONE 27-inches
American Soni Television.
Excellent condition, one
upright deep freezer (new).
Tel. 226-7085, 225-6288.
CARPETS, one music
set. Interested erson
please call Tel. 227-
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to
DELL Dimension 2300,
2 GHz, 17-inch monitor,
original XP, works, Word, CDs
G$110 000 neg. 680-1055.
Come with HP Printer.
STALL for sale, Bourda
Market. Contact Elizabeth -
227-6330 after 4 pm or 617-
0016 anytime.


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Also: Leather Cases, Crystal
Body/Cases, Silicone Body
& Plastic Body. Chargers,
Batteries, Earpiece for all the
latest models of phones.

NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
616-9563. -
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also
muriatic acid
(hydrochloric acid). Phone
233-0608 (8 am 4 pm)
Mon to Fri.
PARTS. for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats,
pumps, motors, belts, valves,
knobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
machines (brand Clarke &
Silver Dine) buffer and cutter
(12 inches, 3 months old only.
Tel. 669-7228.
ONE 52-ft. drift seine boat
with 1 Yamaha 48 engine
also complete package. Price
negotiable. Call Bibi Chan.
Tel. # 220-4375, 613-0478.
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141 also
Helium for balloons and argon
gas Phone 233-0608 (8am -
4 pm) Mon to Fri.
German Shepherd puppies
- eight weeks old, dewormed
and vaccinated. Tel. # 223-
0754, 227-4872, 621-1652.
galvanise pipes, various
size, 24 volts DC lamps.
Wire looms, copper pipes 5/
8 size hydraulic hoses in 3/
8 size. Call 627-7835.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient
service 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone
338-2221 & 338-2335 (8 am
- 4 pm) Mon. to Fri. (Sat 8 -
and appliances fridges,
microwave, stoves, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, W beds,
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-8894.
ONE Toyota Mark 2 GX 90
excellence condition. Mag rims,
DVD system, leather interior.
Price $2.5M negotiable. Call
220-6879 641-6725. Also two
pure breed German Shepherd 12
months old.
CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs -
$5 000 alum 55 Ibs $5 800
Soda Ash 55 Ibs $7500,
sulphuric acid 45 gals $52
200, granular chlorine &
chlorine gas all prices are VAT
inclusive. 233-0608 (8 am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.
2 HAULER trucks with tyres
- $3.5M each one champion
D600 motor grader $3M, one
Bob Cat 320D mini excavator
- $2.8M, 4 band new '18.4 x
34 tyres $400 000, 1 Clarke
ranger skidder $7M. Jerry
619-2415, 228-2149.


1 LUCAS Mill for sale.
Price negotiable. Tel. Nos.
269-0603, 662-2508.
SALE! SALE! Islamic
Books. Some as low as one
hundred dollars. Call 668-
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-
1 PAIR pure breed
Rottweilers, 2 pure breed pit
bulls. Contact Suzie 266-
1272 or 266-1287, 693-7660.
ONE music system, 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995.
ONE complete third grade
home schooling course.
Complete with text books,
workbooks and instruction
manuals. Call 668-3976.

Tel. 220-4298, 609-3311, 616-

One unlocked
Curve (830)0)
US $450.. .

SELLING out a quantity
of OMC new outboard space
parts for Johnson & Evinrude
engine 9.9, 15, 45, 55 and
25 Hp. Carburator, propeller,
coil, gasket, engine head,
mounts, foot, crank shaft,
piston, stop switch and many
more. 641-2284.
SALE for one month only.
BlaCk & coloured leotards &
tights. Also in stock dancing
shoes, ballet skits, costume
swim suits, gym wear, school
uniforms and much much more.
Visit Roxie's Fashion,
Merriman's Mall, Bourda. Call:
HONDA generators 3000
new Honda Pressure washers
3000 new, Honda water pump
2&3", Lister generator,
Lincoln welders 225 Amp
compressor new 35 HP
evindrued outboard with all
remote and string. Tel. Cell
627-6659, 327-5348.

Coniputer and
Soft'tare Sales

Used Pentium 4 Internet
ready Complete systems
below $70,000. Peachtree
Accounting 2008, Microsoft
Office 2007, Vista
Quickbooks 2006, Dac Easy
13, Dreamweaver Cs3, A+
Training CD, A+ Network +
Training Manuals and many


Call: 225-1540 or 622-8308

1 large radiator for 6 8
cylinder engine $50 000, 1
large Milwakee drillpress 110 -
240v on stand $85 000, 1
commercial and industrial
-vacuum cleaner for carpet 110
v $20 000. 100 new truck tyre
liner size 20 Good Year $400
00 each, 1 personal driving set
with Harris two bottles, face
mass completed $40 000 good
for resort, swimming pool, 1
small welding set to do
refrigeration, work complete
hose torch, 1 acetlyn, 1 oxygen,
and small trolley, gauges $25
000. 1 swimming pool relax bed
chair adjustablePVC $15 000,
1 double, cab Toyota Hilux sear
box 4x4 $75 000. Tel: 641-
Bicycle child carrier
made USA $10 000, 1 ruff'n-
tumble ball pit game indoor
and outdoor, inflated. Size /
cm x 89 cm x 102 cm 100
authentic balls including
games for children $15 000
Snew 2 % inch water pump
on steel frame volt 240 380,
460, 50/60 Hz with 5Hp
motor. Could be used for
wash bay, poultry or animal
pens 100 000, 2 new
electric motors industrial 50/
60Hz 240, 380 460 volts
5Hp $60 '00/7.5Hp $75
000 new, 1 25 Kva
transformer $75 000, 1 large
industrial stabliser $100
000, weight 1 ton 1 ed e
sander 110 22dv, 1 Rp
motor use flat disc on metal
frame from England $30
000, 1 hammer Mill 110v,
Brazil made $75 000 on
metal frame, Tel: 641-2284.

RAV-4 for sale $1.4M.
Contact 623-9405, 612-1949.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder, PJJ
2332. Price neg. Call 277-
ONE AT 192 CARINA- fully
powered, EFI, alarm, PJJ. Cell

Leather interior,
Multiple Air Bag, 17"
Mag Wheels, CD/DVD
player only 17000
original mile
like new S3.8 Million or
best offer accepted
PKK 6446


Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nice, 16 Mag wheels
$1.5 Million CASH

1 NISSAN Titan (just
registered) double cab. Fully
loaded price $6.4M. Contact
Rocky -225-1400, 621-5902.
1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark
11 (Private). Automatic, F/P, AC,
mags. Price $1.2M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus
*(Long Base) BHH. Price -
$1.3M neg. Excellent condition.
Call 266-1214, 644-0244.
TOYOTA Celica 2 doors,
sun roof, flip lights, automatic
transmission. Price $350 000
negotiable. Tel. 222-3135 or
transmission, 2 doors, AC, rims,
music, etc. Excellent condition.
Price negotiable. Tel. 222-3135
or 621-4601.
HILUX gas or diesel (off the
wharf) Extra Cab $4.1M,
Single $2.7M, RZ bus, AT
192/212 $1M and $400 000/
$600 000 down payment. Call
1 TOYOTA Extra cab (4x4)
manual, (diesel engine) mags,
crash bar, AC & CD price $2 3M
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
Private) manual, magrims.
rice $475 000. Contact Rocky
- 621-5902 or 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Single cab pick
up (solid def). manual, 4x4
mags. Price $1.4m. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-1400.
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
ONE Single Cab Nissan
4x4 complete with winch,
Bedliner, fog lamps, crash bar,
etc. $1.5M. Call 253-3150 or
1 AE 100 Ceres (Private),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, CD player. Price $1 150.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (2002
new model), automatics, fully
powered, A/C, CD, Crystal lights,
mags. Price $5.4M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
ONE Nissan Pathfinder SE
V6, left hand drive, automatic,
4 wheel drive, colour, black,
1992 model, fully powered,
immaculate condition, no
reasonable offer refused. Tel. #

Iw nemen (NoMn registered OK946.ss
$2.9M ne

HILUX SURF, 1 KZ Diesel,
automatic, fully powered, 31/
1050, mags, buOtl bars, rear
spoiler, etc. 74 Sheriff St. 624-
1 RZ mini-bus,
automatic. 1 RZ mini-bus,
stick gear. 1 AT 170 Carina,
EFI. All in excellent
condition. Phone: 268-3953
or 612-5419.
1 TOYOTA Camry, manual,
back wheel drive, very good
condition. Price $270 000 neg.
Contact Clarence 225-8088 or
(private), automatic, AC, 15"
chrome rims CD deck excellent
condition. Price $665 000
neg. Call Chandrapaul 614-
TOYOTA Tacoma, Extra
Cab, 4- cylinder, 2002 model,
excellent condition, never
registered. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel. 613-8544
258-0062, 624-3845.
ONE Toyota Camry
automatic. Just sprayed over.
Price $425 000 negotiable.
Tel. 626-1125, 687-5006.
LIKE. new Nissan Pulsar
four-door car. Fully loaded,
Silver low mileage Asking -
$1.5My. Call 225-5591, 619-
3 tons, 4D35, 6-speed, gear
box, a/c, PW, 16 tyres, Long
Base, excellent condition. 74
Sheriff St. 226-9109.
1 SUZUKF Katana 600,
1998 Red's Black motor cycle,
CF series. Just registered with
insurance and fitness. Price to
o. Contact 622-4275, 255-
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91
EFI, Carina AT- 170, parts for
Morris Minor, Oxford Carina
AA 60, KT 147 Corona.
Contact City Taxi Service -
NEW Carina AT 192 AT
212, AE 110, Hilux 4x4, RZ
buses $1M down payment
also $400 000 $600 000
down payment. Call 231-
1 RZ minibus BHH price
- $1 200 000 (neg), 1 RZ mini
bus BHH price 1 075 000
(neg), 1 RZ mini bus BGG
price $975 000 (neg) Phone
268-3953, 612-5419.

1 ENCLOSED Mitsubishi
canter truck, GKK Series. Price
neg. Call 220-9097.
series (AS IS). Price neg, good
condition. Call 644-3518.
1 212 fully powered,
immaculate condition. Call
225-4500, 225-9920.
Series. 1 Toyota 4x4 Pick up
(manual). Tel. # 641-1127.
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition, fully powered, mags,
CD. Tel. No. 265-3694.
ONE RZ Long Base
minibus. Contact Tessa
Francois. Tel. # 218-1749.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus,
Short Base (carb) in good
condition. Tel. 649-6901, 222-
1 TOYOTA Prado (8 sweater)
1993 (diesel engine) 2L
automatic, F/P, AC, 4x4, CD.
Price $4.1M. Contact Rocky #
621-5902; 225-1400.

1/5/2008, 6:34 PM

ONE Mitsubishi Pajero
good condition. Owner
migrating. Tel. 615-1041, 227-
HONDA CRV, 60 000km,
PKK Series, silver, CD player,
fog lamps $3.4M (neg.). Call
627-8296, 234-0259.
1 MITSUBISHI enclosed, 3-
ton Canter, 1 Nissan pick up.
Tel. 260-2806, 621-2859.



AT 192, AT 170
SV 30, SV40
225-9700; 023-9172

233-2330 or 809-0000

ONE Mitsubishi Lancer (PJJ
Series), one owner, Reg: 2005,
never worked hire, immaculate
condition. Tel. 655-7839, 662-
1156 or 259-3237 Paul.
(Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mags, CD player, -sidebars.
Price $3M. Hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-wheel
drive) enclosed (5-door),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD players, crash bar,
sun roof, alarm, side bars (V6
engine). Price $2.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

190 E Mercedes Benz fully
skirled,custom interior work,for
absolute show car,need minor engine
work, sold as is
. .j ;.,

Mustsee \",

Fully powered,full leather interior
4 Screen, DVD/TV,Sound System,
Best offer accepted all call
for appointment

AE 100 Sprinter (private),
automatic fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player, music set
- $ 150 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 192 Toyota Carina,
automatic fully powered, AC, CD
palyer (PJJ series) price $1.4m.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1- EP82 Starlet (4-door),
Automatic, mag. Excellent
condition. Price $850,000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, crash bar $1.9M (4x4)
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
ONE AT 212 Carina -
fully powered, PKK series.
Tel. 226-3745, 625-8910,
1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ,
Long Base EFI, BHH Series.
$1.7M neg. Call 622-6673/
1 AT 192 fully powered,
rims, music, AC, clean
condition. Going reasonable.
Contact 648-9708 or 226-
series, mags, music, excellent
condition, never in hire. Contact
Safraz 657-8700, 613-5000.

1 RZ minibus good driving
condition $600 000. Tel. 276-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
4 x 4 pick up diesel, Turbo, AC,
CD, mags. Price $2.7M neg.
Tel. 625-2150, 641-0724.
1 LAND Rover defender
110 series Turbo Diesel winch
& snorkel tray has hard cover.
Call 623-1003, 218-1469.
1 TK BEDFORD truck, 5
ton GFF 944 good working
condition. Tel 266-0841 or.
622-0514. M.S. Kasim.
ONE Toyota MR-2 Sports
car, excellent condition mag
rims, AC, CD player. Price
$1.1M. Call 663-1833.
FOR quick sale one AE
100 Sprinter, good condition.
Price $750 000 neg. Call
6444-0447 or 216-1574.
JUST imported
reconditioned Toyota Ipsum.
Price $3.4M neg. Call 259-
0050, 259-0920, 621-5755,
1997 model excellent
condition, female driver. Owner
migrating. Call 226-0746 or


2iO r fold Fl50 Lxtr( Cab walh elcasrd back,
automatic, with 2 extra doors, A/C,
extra tab. Excellent condition. Just off wharf,
(not registered, will register free for buyerr.
$2.6M neg

10010 Ford rI 50 up:i ui, Smy mu i :b i 4:.b l Dr..
laulomatic, A/(with iry cover, secure lncsed.
Ex cdant ..i .t..w l f*c fm i I

MITSUBISHI canter truck,
17-feet, long tray, 3 tons,
4D35, 6-speed, gear box, a/c,
P-windows, 16 tyres, imported
from Japan, in excellent
condition. 74 Sheriff St. 226-
1 TIMBER Jack 450 c
log skidder 1996 hydraulic
winch, Cummins power and
clark transmission. 1
Caterpillar 518 cable log
skidder has hydraulic winch.
Call 623-1003, 218-1469.
Christmas give-away 1 RAV-.
4 fully loaded special offer,
mags $2 650 000 neg., new
model 212 $1 750 000 and
many more. Call Tel. # 672-
3196,. 690-4114.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 with
10-inch DVD music system,
18" rims, roof rack, alarm,
etc., 1 Toyota Prado Land
Cruiser, 2L diesel engine in
immaculate conditions. Call
681-1730 or 222-2459.
1 Toyota Previa mini-
van, 7-seater, automatic, fully
powered, a/_, mag rims, side
door, CD player, cruise
control, low mileage (came in
brand new). $1.9M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
Sales & Spare Parts. Now in
stock Long Base RZ EFI
minibuses, excellent
condition, mags music,
crystal lights, etc. From $900
003 up. Call 269-0258, 680-
1 BOB cat 763 skid
steer machine, 1 Cummings
855 350 Hp marine
engine couple up to a 8x10
high pressure water pump
and one Caterpillar 3406
engine for truck 325 Hp.
Cal 623-1003, 218-1469.
1 CANTER Nissan 6
cylinder diesel, 3 ton, open
back, steel tray, double back
wheel, GDD series $1.1m,
1 Mazda pick up single cab
long tray 4x4, 82.600cc
brought in new PFF series -
$1.2m excellent condition.
Credit could be arranged.
All vehicles in driving
condition. Owner migrating
Tel: 223-8784.
1 TOYOTA K.T. 147
Wagon private used stick
gear $350 000, 1 Toyota
rand Cruiser FJ 80, 4,500cc.
Fully powered PJJ series
$6.Sm. Excellent condition.
Must see, 1 English made
Morris Marina never,
registered, automatic 5
seater $525 000
registered, 1 small Vanette;
minibus needs minor'body
work driving condition -
$325 000, Tel: 223-8784.
quality -reconditioned
vehicles cars: Toyota
Alteeza (loaded 6
speed), Toyota Vista
Lancer Ceida Wagons -
Corolla, .Caldina, Honda
CRV, Toyota Land Cruiser
(fully loaded), Nissan
Vanette Hilux double cab
pick up, Nissan Extra cab
pick up (Diesel), Mitsubishi
Canter trucks 3 tons
freezer, used Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185, Toyota
Celica ST 202 order early
and get the best prices'on
duty free vehicles full
after sales service and
financing available. DEO
4939, 624-0762 A NAME
Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110, EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ES1, Toyota,
Hilux Extra Cab LN 172 LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota H;lux
Double Cab YN 107 LN
107, LN 165 4 x 4, RZN
167, RZN 169, Toyota HIlux
Single Cab LN 106
Toyota Hilux Surf- RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Toytote
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100-
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R1, 'Toyota RAV.,'
ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA Il
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 5
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100. Lane r
CK 2A, Toyota Cor oa
Premio AT 210 Toy.&
Hiace Diesel KZH1 ,
Mitsubishi Cad a L.a ir
SC2A, Toyota C.:, iia l
Touring Wagon AE 100.
ContacT Rose Ramdeh0
Auto Sales, 226 South
Rd., Bourd ,
Georc:-town. Tel. 226-
8953, 226-1973 227-
3185, Fax 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 6, 2008

AT 190 Corona $1.5M, Honda
civic 17" mags crystal lites,
rtc $1.5M, AE 100 Corolla
$1.1M, Toyota Ceres $975
000, 1 Nissan Laurel $375
000, AT 192 Carina $1.4M.
Toyota 4 doors Starlet. $850
000, Toyota Ipsum PJJ series
$2.8M, AE 100 Sprinter
1.2M neg, AT 170 Carina
850 000, Mitsubishi Lancer
$1.6M, AE 91 Corolla
Manual) $450 000, Mercedes
Senr (Sports) hard top
convertible $8M.Tel 225-
0995, 628-0796, 669-7070.

Nissan Extra Cab Pick-up
5 speed excellent condition,
working perfect
GKK 8568. $1.3M CASH

Ford F150 Single Cab
SVT engine (fast engine)
Mag Wheels, CD Player-
GKK 8569. $2.2 CASH

1 FORD explorer
(enclosed) $2.5M, 2005 Nissan
Tita (2x4) $8.2M, 2004 Nissan
Titan $7M, Toyota Tundra
$3.5M, 2005 Xtra cab
-Tacoma with ARB bumper
and winch $6.2M, 2005 Xtra
can Tacoma without winch
$5.9M, Toyota 2 L Turbo 4x4
pick up $3.3M, 1 T 100 Xtra
cab 4x4 pick up $3.3M, 1
Toyota 5L Xtra cab 4x4 pick
up (factory condition) $4.1M,
1 Toyota Hi Lux Xtra cab 4x4
pick up (3 RZ engine) $3.7M,
1 Xtra cab Nissan 2x4 pick up
GKK series $1.4M, 1 Nissan
frontier GKK series $2.5M, 1
Volks Wagon van in very good
condition $500 000. Tel.
225-0995,-669-7070, 628-

CALL 220-6115.
CALL 223-1447.
drivers. Call 231-7475.
1 MAID to work.in Eccles
Area. Call 664-7968.
ONE general live-in
Domestic. Call '640-0661,
LOG Truck Drivers,
Skidder Operators, Security
Guards. 653-6013.
WATCHMAN to work at
Ol3e Front, ECD. Tel. 222-
Dresser. Contact # 614-6869,
225-4873: Ask for Alicia.
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the World Cup.
Minister Anthony said
"today we are launching this
campaign to ensure there is
enough money .... So that our
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soice of tle sentiments here when
the Golden Jaguars were playing.
They have shown us that
while adversity can cause
someone to break that they did
not buckle.
The members of the 2010
World Cup Committee are Brian
Edun, Ramsay Alli, Bobby Vieira,
Ms Abiola Wong-Inniss, Colin
Baker,, Ulric Ceres, John
Rodrigues, Gregory Lewis, Ms.
Sheridan David, Jamal Shabazz,
Stan Harmon, Frederick Granger,
Xavier Richards, Franklin Wilson,
Carlos Powell, Garth Nelson,
Ivan Persaud, Troy Mendonca,
and John Yates.
With this, Minister Anthony

pect that the committee would
reach the highest standards. be
Iransparent and accountable
and be able to raise the requi-
site money so that our team can
go forward.
He said that "as we
launch this committee, there
are very serious challenges
that We must face, because
we have to convince many
people to get on board.
These persons as stake-
holders will have multiple needs
and we need to satisfy them. I
am sure our players, they
would want to have more suc-
cess on the field,'would want a
low injuryrate and for that we

s4e people to work with them
and we must also pay them
well and reward them well."
Minister Anthony however
warned that "for us to get there in
2010 we need to have a sustained
quality of play that can make the
fans feel rewarded and would want
to come our and associate and sup-
port the Golden Jaguars all the way.
"The Guyanese public
has been inspired by your ac-
tions so far. You have been
able to help to cultivate civic.
pride and I think you will
continue to do this if you con-
tinue to win your games and
demonstrate the capability to
take us to 2010."

Warner unveils Digicel

From back page

select six of the most outstand-
ing young players, who will be
given the opportunity to travel
to England where they will be-
guests of Sunderland AFC, an
English Premier League side.
The six players will
participate in a one-week training
stint at the Sunderland AFC's
Academy of Life, and on the fi-
nal day of the programme, they
will witness the final of the En-
glish Premier League, a once-in-
a-lifetime opportunity, especially
for youths from this part of the
Just about a week ago,
Digicel invited the Guyanese
public to text into a special

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number for their own local
Under-20 team to have a
short training session with
Barnes, followed by an op-
portunity to play against a
national Under-20 side on
the final day of the three-
day stint.
And according to Digicel's
Chief Executive Officer Mark
Linehan, Fruta Conquerors re-
ceived the most votes and will
play a national Under-20 select
team on Wednesday at a venue
to be announced.
Added to that, on the final
day, the entire group will par-
ticipate in a Life Coaching
Seminar, led by Barnes, and
this seminar will offer the ball-
weavers some valuable tips in
their development as persons,
as well as their future careers
in the sport .
Speaking at the launch
yesterday, Barnes said,
"We've been developing
these clinics for the last few
months and I'm delighted
that the time has now come
to get on the road and get the
clinics around the Carib-
"The Caribbean is an un-
tapped market for future
footballers in the English Pre-
mier League and by choosing six
players to come to Sunderland
and train for a week at a Pre-
mier League Academy, it will
give them just the opportunity
they need to learn valuable
football skills to help them
realise their dreams."
Sunderland's chairman and
former Irish International
player Niall Quinn, though not
present yesterday, in a state-
ment said: "This is a great op-
portunity for young footballers
in the Caribbean to have a
chance to experience life at a

. *.

Premier League Academy.
The six players chosen
will work with the youth
team at Sunderland and see
what they' will need to do in
order to try and make their
dream of playing in the En-
glish Premier League a real-
ity in the future.
We at Sunderland are ex-
cited to be involved in the
Digicel Kick Start Football Clin-
ics, as it helps strengthen our
Caribbean connections which
we have built over the past
number of years through play-
ers like Kenwyne Jones, Carlos
Edwards and Dwight York.
The Digicel Kick Start
Clinic' will be in Haiti Janu-
ary 11-14 then to Barbados
from January 16 to 19, St
Kitts January 21 to 24,
Antigua January 26-29,
Suriname January 31 to Feb-
ruary 3, Trinidad February 8-
11 and Jamaica February 13-
Sunderland's Academy of
Light training ground is a multi-
million-pound, multi-purpose
building that has catered for
Sunderland players since it
opened in March 2003, and re-
mains one of Europe's leading
training complexes.
The state-of-the-art fa-
cility caters to a player's
every need, boasting nine
full-size football pitches
and a wealth of indoor fa-
cilities, including a swim-
ming pool and a fully
equipped gymnasium.
The academy of the
buildingwhich is specifically
for the"club's younger play-
ers, also includes a number of
classrooms, with modern
computers to help educate
young players while.they are
with the club.

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battle back

after Bell, Oram

hit centuries

Zealand (Reuters) Tamimn
Iqbal and Junaid Siddique
both scored half-centuries in
an unbroken 148-run part-
nership to launch a
Bangladesh fightback in the
first Test with New Zealand
at Dunedin yesterday.
Iqbal followed up his 53
from the first innings with an
unbeaten 72 to cap a highly suc-
cessful Test debut and Siddique
was 69 not out when stumps
were drawn on the second day
at University Oval.
The tourists were still 72
runs behind after trailing New
Zealand by 220 on the first in-
nings. The home team were dis-
missed for 357 earlier in the day
after Jacob Oram and Matthew
Bell both completed hundreds.
Bell, playing his first Test
in more than six. years. cel-
ebrated his recall by scoring 107
after resuming on 74. His in-
nings ended when he was
trapped lbw by Bangladesh
skipper Mohammad Ashraful
after lunch.
"I'm absolutely rapt I could
do it out there," Bell told a
news conference.
"It's a fantastic feeling to
score another hundred for New

Thais to train
with Man
City to boost
World Cup
BANGKOK, Thailand
(Reuters) Manchester
City's billionaire Thai
owner Thaksin
Shinawatra has invited
his country's national
team to train with the
club to boost their
chances of reaching their
first World Cup finals.
Thaksin will pay for the
25-man national squad to
stay in Manchester for two
weeks, where they will train
with City's first team to pre-
pare for next month's third
round of World Cup qualifi-
ers, Thai coach Charnwit
Polcheewin said yesterday.
They will also play
warm-up matches with two
clubs from the English sec-
ond and third divisions.
"It will be a tough for
us, and very cold too, but
if we want to qualify, we
need to put ourselves under
more pressure," Charnwit
told Reuters.
The Thai coaches will
be given lessons from their
City counterparts and the
injured players will be
treated by the club's doctors
and physiotherapists,
Charnwit added.
Thailand have been
drawn with Japan,
Bahrain and Oman, with
the top two teams advanc-
ing to the final round of
qualifiers for the 2010 fi-
nals in South Africa.

Zealand ... but it was a really
disappointing way to end the
innings and not kick on.
"I'm chosen in the team to
bat for long periods of time and
score big runs and while hun-
dreds are nice when you get one
you really want to make a pig
of yourself."
Oram, who took three
wickets in Bangladesh's first
innings, top-scored with 117,
chalking up his fourth Test
century before he played on
against Mashrafe Mortaza,
who mopped up the tail to fin-
ish with 4-74.

BANGLADESH first innings 137
NEW ZEALAND first innings (o/n
C. Cumming Ibw b S. Islam 1
M. Bell Ibw b M. Ashraful 107
P. Fulton b S. Hossain 14
S. Fleming c M. Rahim b S. Islam 14
M. Sinclair Ibw b M. Mortaza 29
J.Oram b M.Mortaza 117
B. McCullum c J. Siddique
b M. Ashraful 7
D. Vettori cE. Haque
b S. Hossain 32
K. Mills c M. Rahim b M. Mortaza 0
I. O'Brien c M. Rahim
b M. Mortaza 5
C. Martin not out 12
Extras: (b-4, Ib-10, w-2, nb-3) 19
Total: (all out, 91 overs) 357
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-31,3-58,4-121,
Bowling: Shahadat Hossain 18-0-
95-2 (nb-1), Sajidul Islam 19-2-71-2
(nb-1, w-2), Mashrafe Mortaza 23-3-
74-4, Enamul Haque 22-4-57-0 (nb-
1), Mohammad Ashraful 9-0-46-2.
BANGLADESH second innings
T. lqbal not out 72
J. Siddique not out 69
Extras: (lb-4, nb-3) 7
Total: (for no wickets,
39 overs) 148
Bowling: Martin 10-0-48-0 (nb-2),
Mills 7-1-33-0, O'Brien 4-0-23-0 (nb-1),
Vettori 12-4-33-0, Oram 6-2-7-0.

MATTHEW Bell leaps in celebration after reaching his
century. (Yahoo Sport)


In loving memory of my
dear son FLOYD known as
"RUSSEL" who passed
away on January 6, 2001. '
So many things have happened
Since you were called away,
So many things to share with you
Had you been left to stay.
Every day in some small way
Memories of you come our way, -
Though absent, you are ever near,
Sadly missed by your loving FATHER,

of HAB Intern.ational Miami
On TuLieda.' -ianu.ary 8 2008

at 2 l.i pim
at Eccles A-,.rembl of God,
57-59 PuLl:l FPoad. Eccles
EBD. Guyana.

Son of Harol r.r:':i Glona Beharry
(of Siass tlachinerv anilj HAB International)
brother of I'.!irhele EBeharry-'ambo
and Tina Beharry

Ashes to he disposed of in the Atlantic Ocean
by his pa,neih and sister
immediately follo0,-ini ihe Memorial Ser vie .:-'.

S3m emori
* - = = - - ,=

In loving memory of our '
beloved husband and
father FEROZE
of Herstellig, EBD, who
departed this life on
January 1, 1992.
Sixteen years have passed ,
since that sad day
When our beloved one. -
was called away
The moment you died -
Our heart was split in two
One side filled with memories
The other died with you
We hoid you so 11.i .- hin our hearts
And there you ..,I ii. a remain
Life has gone on without you
But it will never ever be the same
Your love is still our guide and I..-*i i we cannot see you'
You are always by our side
Our family chain is broken and some things are not the same
But as God call us one by one the chain will link again
We ofien lie awake at nights
.When the world is fast asleep
S And take a walk down memory lane /'
With tears upon our cheeks ..
Remembering you is easy "
I We do it everyday
But missing you is a heart ache '
That never goes away "
Whatever we have achieved today
is as a result of your wisdom
Your courage, your inspiration "-f
and the values you instilled in us N
S You can never be replaced because
you were unique and unforgettable .
We iove you and miss you so much
You will always be in olur hearts fore'..
Forget you never, loving you forever
Sadly missed by his loving wife Waheeda of USA,
two adorable children Narisha (Amnah) of Tuschen,
Asif of USA, son-in-law Lako, daughter-in-law
Sheliza, mother, brothers, sisters and other relatives.
.............. .... ..................

I "4


In loving and cherished memory of
our beloved husband, father, son,
brother, uncle & nephew CAPTAIN
SHAM, late Pilot of Guyana
Defence Force & of 41 Area 'E'
n [.I. r-n -n .. iini h,/JD..4 L.

ugie, ECu, who dieu uy Uacciient
on January 6, 2001.
We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
Now all we have are memories
And your sweet picture in a frame,
Your memory is our keepsake '
With which we'll never part
Sad are the hearts that loved you
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest thing of all
A wonderful person has gone to rest ,
A loving dad who has done his best

Sadly missed by his loving daughter Amy, wife
Pinky, mom Data, brothers, sisters, nieces,
nephews, uncles, aunts and other relatives and


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IICLE January 6, 2008

- -

- Hayden's 29th Test ton gives

y Aussies glimmer of hope

By Julian Linden

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Matthew Hayden scored his
second century of the series
yesterday to equal Don
Bradman's career tally of 29
Test hundreds and provide

AUSTRALIA first innings 463 (A.
Symonds 162 not out)
India first innings 532 (S. Tendulkar
154 not out, V. Laxman 109)
AUSTRALIA second innings (o/n
P. Jaques c Yuvraj b Kumble 42
M. Hayden c Jaffer b Kumble 123
R. Ponting c Laxman
b Harbhajan 1
M. Husseynot out 87
M. Clarke c Dravid b Kumble 0
A. Symonds not out 14
Extras: (b-3, lb-3, w-2, nb-7) 15
Total: (for four wickets,
83 overs) 282
Fall of wickets: 1-85,2-90,3-250,4-
Bowling: RP Singh 14-2-47-0 (w-1),
Sharma 8-1-37-0 (nb-2, w-1),
Harbhajan 28-5-65-1, Kumble 29-3-
110-3 (nb-5), Tendulkar 2-0-6-0,
Yuvraj 2-0-11-0.

Invitation for Quotations

Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce
Support for Competitiveness Programme
Loan No. 1751-SF/GY

Invitation for Quotations for the Supply and Delivery of Office Furniture and
IFB No.: 001/2008

The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB) towards the cost of the Support for
Competitiveness Programme, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
toward payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of goods.

The Support for Competitiveness Programme now invites scaled bids from
eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of office furniture and equipment

Conference Table and Chairs, Filling Cabinets, Bookshelves, Fax
Colour Printers and Binding Machine

Bidding will be conducted r'lli,;h the National Competitive Bidding (NC'B)
procedures as specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and will be open to all
suppliers of goods originating from member countries ofthe ( IADB).

Interested eligible bidders may obtain information and specifications lirom:
Support for Compeititiveness Programme
Ministry of Tourism. Industry and Commerce
229 South Road, Lacvtown
Tel: 223 5150 t

Bids mus't be delivered in scaled, Iun i.arked enl\ clopes ; o r before 'lTuesday 22; .
January 2008 to the Tender Box hlocaated at the address below. Bids \t ii be
opened immediately thereafter, in the presence of bidders' representati eCs. who
choose to attend at the address below. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids must be addressed as follows:
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All quotations from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and
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Australia with a glimmer of
hope of pressing ahead for
victory over India in the sec-
ond Test.
The left-handed opener fol-
lowed up his hundred from last
week's first Test win in
Melbourne with a stylish 123
to guide Australia to 282 for
four at stumps in their second
Mike Hussey was also clos-
ing in on a century after ending
the fourth day unbeaten on 87
with all-rounder Andrew
Symonds on 14 and Australia
213 runs ahead after trailing by
69 on the first innings.
The pair accepted an offer
to go off early for bad light but
Hayden said they would try
and push for a result today with
the Sydney Cricket Ground
pitch starting to break up.
"We're in there with a
shot which is great. The
wicket is starting to turn so
it's getting hard to score
quickly now," Hayden told a
news conference.
"We want to try and win
the Test match and I think we
are capable of doing it ... there's
no doubt about that."
Australia started the day on
13-0 and looking to score quick

runs in the hope of pushing for
a victory to equal their own
world record of 16 consecutive
Test wins.
But their chances suf-
fered a setback when they
lost two wickets before lunch
and two after tea while play
was delayed three times be-
cause of rain.
A draw is now looming as
the most likely result with more
showers forecast today and just
one day remaining.
"We'll just see how it goes.
It depends on how both teams
play tomorrow," Souruv
Ganguly said.
"It's still a good wicket.
There is a bit of turn, but noth-
ing dangerous.
"I don't know what Ricky
Ponting is going to think. It'll
depend on how they bat tomor-
row morning. It'll be up to

Hayden batted with a run-
ner for most of his innings after
injuring his right thigh but the
problem did not affect his hit-
ting power.
The Queenslander raced to
his hundred off 160 balls and
cracked a dozen boundaries in

his 291-minute before he lwas
caught by Wasim Jaffer off Anil
Kumble in the last session.
Kumble then dismissed
Michael Clarke for a golden
duck when he found the edge
and Rahul Dravid held a sharp
catch at slip.
Hussey was dropped by
Yuvraj Singh on 41 on the
last ball of the morning ses-
sion and made the Indians
pay for their mistake by
cruising past his half-century
and sharing a 160-run part-
nership with Hayden.
The pair had come together
early in the day after opener
Phil Jaques departed for 42 and
Ponting fell for one.
Jaques put on 85 with
Hayden for the opening wicket
but threw his wicket away
when he holed out to Yuvraj in
the deep off Kumble. Pointing
was caught by Vangipurappu
Laxman at silly point off the
bowling of Indian spinner
Harbhajan Singh.
The Indian leg-spinner
has dismissed the Australian
captain eight times in eight
Tests and celebrated his lat-
est success in boisterous fash-
ion with an animated sprint
towards the dressing rooms.

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I live at Lethem and find it easier to access health care (beyond what
is available at our Regional Hospital) if I cross the border to Brazil.
Will NIS reimburse me for medical expenses if the Doctor refers me
to Brazil for treatment. What of Sickness Benefit?

(A) Permission for NIS Overseas Medical Care is granted when the
treatment required is not available locally. Your requirements
may not be available in region No. 9, but may be available in
Region No. 4 (Georgetown). Whilst necessary care through
Brazil may be easier for you, it is out of the ambit of the laws
of Guyana, Chapter 36:01 to facilitate such an act.

(B) Now, Sickness Benefit is another thing. This you can i
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MATTHEW Hayden acknowledges the crowd after falling
on 123 against India at the SCG. (Yahoo Sport)

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Windies crash to seven-wicket

loss despite Gayle heroics

surely stroll by the time Jacques
Kallis. in partnership with man-
of-the-match Ashwell Prince.
stroked the winning boundary
through midwicket 15 minutes
into the added half-hour that the
Proteas claimed to ensure they
finished the match with a day to
Their aggression ruled
out the prospect of being frus-

Ashwell Prince was named Man-of-the-Match for his first-
innings 98 as South Africa beat West Indies by seven
wickets to level the series. (Yahoo Sport)

seven-wicket, series-level-
ling victory on the fourth
evening of the second Test
Seemingly ruled out of the
rest of the match after sustain-
ing a cracked left thumb off
just the fourth ball of the day,
the tourists' captain returned
at the fall of the ninth wicket
and, despite the excruciating
pain of his injury, smashed
four fours and three breathtak-
ing sixes in contributing 38 to
a 70-run, record last-wicket
partnership with Chanderpaul
that lifted their second innings
total to 262 at the stroke of
Chanderpaul finished un-
beaten on 70, an innings that
lasted a minute shy of five
hours and came from 168 balls
with four fours and one six.
Following his unbeaten 65 in
the first innings, it meant
Chanderpaul finished the
match without being dis-
With Gayle's extraordi-
nary intervention shifting
the psychological momen-
tum in what was until then
a very tight contest, the
South Africans appeared to
be facing a daunting chal-
lenge to chase the 185 runs
needed to square the series.
Opposite number Graeme
Smith took on the challenge in
a most forthright manner to
turn a tricky target into a lei-

treated by inclement weather
that was forecast to sweep over
Cape Town on the scheduled
final day.
Going past 1 000 runs in
Tests against the West Indies
during the course of his
buccaneering innings, Smith made
the most of being put down by
Marlon Samuels at cover-point
of Jerome Taylor when on 18.
blazing his way to 85 off 79 balls
with 11 boundaries before falling
victim to a stunning catch by
Gayle at slip off Rawl Lewis.
It was the giant
Jamaican's second miraculous
snare in the slips in the space
of a few minutes as he dived
low to his right and twice
juggled the ball before some-
how holding on to it with the
very tips of his fingers to ac-
count for Hashim Amla (37),
also off the leg-spinner.
The match was effectively
over at that stage, however, as
Amla had played with fluency in
supporting his captain in an 83-
run second-wicket partnership
following a rousing 57-run open-
ing stand between Smith and AB
de Villiers (23), who opened the
batting in place of the injured
Neil McKenzie.
Dwayne Bravo accounted
for de Villiers for his fifth wicket
of the match, but even then, there
was a sense that the match had
already run away from the West
Despite his enormously

By Fazeer Mohammed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(CMC) An innings of spec-
tacular heroism from Chris
Gayle and the redoubtable
resilience of Shivnarine
Chanderpaul were not
enough to deny South Af-
rica as the hosts counter-at-
tacked brilliantly to seal a

positive influence on Ihe team as
leader. Gayle, already hobbled
by a hamstring strain, effectively
ruled himself out of the decid-
ing third and final Test in
Durban, beginning next Thurs-
day. while also throwing out the
possibility that Ramnaresh
Sarwan could bolster an injury-
hit squad.
"It's very doubtful because
the X-rays showed that the fin-
ger is cracked all the way
around. If it was up to me. I
would .ust strap it tip and go
out and play." he said after the
"We've got to look at our
squad before that final Test.
There's a possibility, who
knows, that we could have
Sarwan over here. We'll have
to wait and see until Thurs-
Sarwan. who was ruled out
of consideration for the south-
ern African tour in the wake of
yet another injury, is leading
Guyana in the opening Carib
Beer Series match against
Trinidad and Tobago at the
Queen's Park Oval.
In light of (;:y le's appeal
for the right-handuct batsman
to "put on his boots and come"
during the post-match cer-
emony, there is clearly a
strong feeling that he can
play a significant role, even
arriving at short notice for the
third Test.
Despite their increasing list
of injuries that now includes
Chanderpaul. who took a pain-
ful blow on the right elbow and
was also limping noticeably
nearing the end of his innings,
the West Indies lower order
again showed real spirit and de-
termination to frustrate South
Africa when they could have
easily capitulated to the con-
certed assault from the hosts'
pace attack.
Rocked back by the early
loss of Gayle through injury.
Bravo added 30 runs with
Chanderpaul before falling to
Nel for 12.
Lewis' undistinguished re-
turn to Test cricket continued
when he popped up a catch to
Amla at short-leg off spinner
Paul Harris for one.
At 133 for six, leading by
only 55 runs and with Fidel
Edwards hobbled by a ham-
string injury and no prospect
of Gayle returning to the
middle, a swift South African
victory, even before tea, was
on the cards.
Taylor, however, benefited
from an early life off Makhaya
Ntini courtesy of Smith at first

matic final Test at Kingsmead
Stadium with both teams seeking

-slip and contributed 21 in a 30-
run stand with the almost static
Chanderpaul before edging a
catch to Kallis at second slip off
Dale Steyn just alter lunch.
Cutting down his pace be-
cause of his injured hamstring.
the fast howler dispatched
Powell cheaply but Edwards
joined in the resistance, reach-
ing 21 his highest first-class
score in dominating a ninth-
wicket stand with the former
Yet when he fell to a highly
questionable diving catch by
Harris at extra-cover off Nel.
Gayle limped to the middle \vith
Runako Morton as a runner.
In obvious pain at
even pulling his left
glove on, the skipper tore
into Nel, plundering 16
runs in one over off the
bewildered bowler with a
succession of mighty,
heaving blows that belied
his serious injury.
Energised by Gayle's per-
formance. Chanderpaul stepped
up several gears and advanced
to his ninth Test innings of 50
or more in his last ten turns at
the crease, reaching 70 before
Gayle's stirring cameo was
ended by a calch by Harris at

long off. giving Stcyn his
fourth wicket of the innings
and eighth of the match.
Despite those impres-
sive returns, his injury ef-
fectively rules him out of
the final Test.
Successive swatted sixes
over midwicket had lifted the
partnership to 70. erasing the
previous last-wicket West In-
dian Test record of 64 against
South Africa by Ridley
Jacobs and Mervyn Dillon at
the same venue.
But the inspiration of that
memorable cameo was not
enough to inspire the bowlers
to greater heights, and South
Africa's victory romp sets the
stage for a potentially dra-

WEST INDIES 1st innings 243
South Africa 1st innings 321
WEST INDIES 2nd innings (o/n 96-4)
D. Ganga b Ntini 22
D. Ramdin c wkpr Boucher
b Kallis 32
R. Morton c wkpr Boucher
b Steyn 1
M. Samuels Ibw b Nel 18
S. Chanderpaul not out 70
C. Gayle c Harris b Steyn 38
D. Bravo c Smith b Nel 12
R. Lewis c Amla b Harris 1
J. Taylor c Kallis b Steyn 21
D. Powell c Smith b Steyn 1
F. Edwards c Harris b Nel 21
Extras: (b-4. lb-20, w-1) 25
Total: (all out, 101.5 overs) 262


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to manage a succession of injuries
ahead of the decider.

Fall of wickets: 1-59,2-60,3-81,4-93,
Bowling: Nel 27-12-62-3, Ntini 26-8-
62-1, Steyn 19.5-7-44-4, Kallis 19-6-
34-1, Harris 10-0-36-1.
SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings
G. Smith c Gayle b Lewis 85
AB de Villiers c sub. (Sammy)
b Bravo 23
H. Amla c Gayle b Lewis 37
J. Kallis not out 22
A. Prince not out 12
Extras: (lb-5, w-1, nb-1) 7
Total: (three wkts, 35.2 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-57, 2-140,3-152.
Bowling: Powell 11-0-57-0, Taylor 6-
0-31-0, Bravo 7-0-34-1, Samuels 3-0-
17-0, Lewis 8.2-0-42-2.




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Hinds hits unbeaten 95

as Barbados take control

(CMC) Former captain
Ryan Hinds missed out on a
century but defending cham-
pions Barbados took a first
grip of their first-round Carib
Beer Series match against
the Windward Islands yester-
Hinds cracked an unbeaten
95 before running out of part-
S ners as Barbados rattled up 246,
in reply to the hosts 190 all out.
on the second day at the Arnos
Vale Sports Complex. He spent
a shade under three hours at the
crease, faced 208 balls and
struck seven fours.
A two-wicket burst from
pacer Tino Best then put the
Windwards in disarray as they
finished the day struggling at 58
for three, a mere lead of two
Resuming on 64 for three,
Barbados lost Alcindo Holder
(10) who was easily caught by
Heron Campbell at first slip off
fast bowler Nelon Pascal at 74
for four.
It became 110 for five when
Shamarh Brooks (11) was
bowled by spinner Shane
Shillingford after playing over a

flighted delivery.
The Windwards took their
third wicket of the morning
when Carlo Morris (13) was ad-
judged lbw to Shillinglord, offer-
ing no shot as Barbados slipped
to 130 for six.
Liam Sebastien made it a
good morning for the Wind-
wards when he bowled Sulieman
Benn t7) around his legs at-
tempting to sweep, sending the
visitors to lunch at 152 for
seven, still 28 runs in arrears
with Hinds on 51 and Best on
Hinds, who resumed the
day on 11, reached his half-cen-
tury off 105 balls in 151 min-
utes with four fours.
Benefiting from a dropped
chance shortly afterwards,
Hinds proceeded to add a cru-
cial 67 for the eighth wicket to
hand Barbados the initiative.
Best, who mixed flam-
boyance with sound defence,
made 39 before edging seamer
Deighton Butler wide to first
slip where Fletcher dived low
to his left to take a fine
Best batted 85 minutes,
faced 59 balls and struck two


GUYANA 1st innings
S. Chattergoon c Lara
b D. Mohammed 130
T. Dowlin b Kelly 18
L Johnson Ibw b Jaggernauth 43
N. Deonarine c Pollard
b Jaggernauth 0
R. Sarwan c Pollard b Kelly 63
A. Fudadin c Lara
b D. Mohammed 43
D. Christian c wkpr
G. Mohammed b Rampaul 0
E. Crandon c D. Mohammed
b Jaggernauth 20
Z. Mohammed c Kelly
b Jaggernauth 1
V. Permaul c wkpr G. Mohammed
b D. Mohammed 4
B. Bess not out 0
Extras: (b-1, lb-2, nb-9) 12
Total: (all out, 115.2 overs) 334

Fall of wickets: 1-36,2-125, 3-125, 4-
251, 5-267,6-268,7-322, 8-324, 9-329.
Bowling: Rampaul 20-1-76-1 (nb-5),
Kelly 20-6-57-2 (nb-3), Emrit 13-3-35-
0 (nb-1), Jaggernauth 34-7-84-4, D.
Mohammed 25.2-4-59-3, K. Pollard
T&T 1st innings
L. Simmons c Permaul
b Mohammed 25
A. Barath c & b Mohammed 36
B. Lara not out 115
D. Bravo c Fudadin b Permaul 32
K. Pollard not out 41
Extras: (b-3, lb-3, nb-18) 24
Total: (three wkts, 66 overs) 273
Fall of wickets: 1-64,2-91, 3-187.
Bowling: E Crandon 12-2-50-0 (nb-
1), Bess 9-0-64-0 (nb-17), Z
.Mohammed 19-5-47-2, Permaul 22-
1-79-1, Deonarine 4-0-27-0.

fours and one six.
Kemar Roach (17) then

(CMC) A second day fight
by the Leeward Islands could
not prevent Jamaica from
capturing first innings points
in their opening round Carib
Beer match at Sabina Park
Resuming on 59 for two,
Jamaica were dismissed in the
post-lunch session for 224. in
reply to the Leeward Islands'
first innings total of 155.
Leeward Islands then closed
the day on 87 for two with
Moncin Hodge on 32 and cap-
tain Omari Banks unbeaten on
Despite losing first innings
points, Banks said he was
pleased with his team's perfor-
"We wanted a good start
but they got off to a flyer dur-
ing the first hour. However, we
pulled things back with three
wickets before lunch. And then
after lunch, I think we had a
very good session," said Banks.
"I really fought hard to dis-
miss the Jamaicans for the total
that kept us in the game."
Xavier Marshall, unbeaten
on 27 overnight, hit the top
score of 53 while David Bernard
Jr finished unbeaten on 46.
Tamar Lambert chipped in with
Leg-spinner Anthony Mar-
tin claimed three for 31. Banks
finished with three for 50 while
Sanford grabbed two for 57.
Nightwatchman Andre
Russell, unbeaten on nought
overnight, scored a quick 19 be-
fore edging pacer Adam Sanford
to wicketkeeper Devon Tho-
Captain Wavell Hinds,

added another 37 with Hinds to
ensure Barbados reached 235
for eight at tea.
With Hinds approaching his
seventh first class century.
Shillingford removed Roach and
Corey Collymore (0) in the
space of three balls to bring an
end to the Barbados innings.
Shillingford finished with
four for 60 while Pascal snared
four for 70.
Speedster Best then
knocked over Campbell (7)
and Hyron Shallow (14) as
the Windwards slipped in
their reply.

who was dropped behind off
the second ball he faced from
Banks, fell the very next ball
without scoring. Advancing
down the pitch trying to hit
over cover, he only suc-
ceeded in picking out Gavin
Tonge with the score on 91
for four.
Sanford removed Marshall
soon afterwards but Bernard and
Lambert took Jamaica to lunch
at 161 for five.
The productive, 57-run
stand was broken by Martin af-
ter the break but Bernard carried
the fight to the Leewards
bowlers but could only watch as
wickets tumbled at the other
Faced with a deficit of 69,
Leewards lost Javier Liburd
for eight and Steve Liburd for
28 to slip to 67 for two before
Hodge and Banks saw them
safely to the close.

Windwards 1st innings 190
BARBADOS 1st innings (o/n 64-3)
D. Richards b Pascal 30
J. Haynes c Hector b Pascal 1
D.Smith lbwbPascal 13
R. Hinds not out 95
A. Holder c Campbell b Pascal 10
S. Brooks b Shillingford 11
C. Morris Ibw b Shillingford 13
S. Benn b Sebastien 7
T. Best c Campbell b Butler 39
K. Roach c Hector b Shillingford16
C. Collymore c wkpr James b
Shillingford 0
Extras: (b-2, lb-4, nb-5) 11
Total: (all out, 78.5 overs) 246
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-38, 3-52,4-74,

Leewards 1st innings 155
JAMAICA 1st innings (o/n 59-2)
X. Marshall c Hodge b Sanford 53
K. Hibbert c Thomas b Baker 18
B. Nashb Banks 4
A. Russell c wkpr Thomas b
Sanford 15
W. Hinds cTonge b Banks 0
T. Lambert c & b Martin 36
D. Bernard not out 46
C. Baugh b Tonge 15
N. Miller Ibw b Martin 1
0. Brown Ibw b Martir. 2
J. Lawson Ibw b Banks 6
Extras: (b-10, lb-6, nb-12) 28
Total: (all out, 69.4 overs) 224
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-58, 3-90, 4-91.

Bowling: Pascal 14.3-0-70-4 (nb-5),
Butler 13-2-49-1, Matthew 6-1-20-0,
Shillingford 24.2-6-60-4, Sebastian
18-2-35-1, Fletcher 3-0-6-0.
WINDWARDS 2nd innings
H. Campbell Ilbw b Best 7
M. Bascombe Ibw b Best 20
A. Fletcher not out 8
H, Shallow c wkp. Morris b Smith14
L. Sebastian not out 0
Extras: (lb-2, nb-7) 9
Total: (three wkts, 26 overs) 58
Fall of wickets: 1-22,2-35,3-55.
Bowling: Collymore 4-2-16-0, Best 6-
0-22-2 (nb-4), Roach 5-2-11-0 (nb-1),
Smith 7-4-6-1 (nb-2), Benn 4-3-1-0.

Bowling: Sanford 17-4-57-2, Tonge
8-1-35-1, Baker 10-0-35-1, Martin 19-
6-31-3, Banks 15.4-3-50-3.
J. Liburd Ibw b Brown
M. Hodge not out 32
S. Liburd c & b Miller 28
O. Banks not Out 9
Extras: (ib-2, nb-8) 10
Total: (two wkts, 40 overs) 87
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-67.
Bowling: Lawson 4-0-21-0, Russell
5-0-15-0, Brown 9-2-24-1, Miller 15-8-
12-1, Lambert 3-0-3-0, Nash 4-2-10-

RSTC horse

racing meet today

at Rising Sun

Over $2.5M up for grabs

OVER $2.5M will be up for grabs when the Rising Sun
Turf Club (RSTC) runs off its New Year's Extravaganza
meet today at its race tracks in West Berbice.
According to president of the (RSTC) Fazal Habibulla there
are over 60 horses registered
to compete in the eight races
(all over a distance of 1300m)
carded for the day.
The three feature events
are: the C and Lower, the three
years-old Open and the two-
years-old Open.
The feature C class event,
over 1300m, is sponsored by
Banks DIH and has the Banks
DIH trophy and a first prize
of $300 000 at stake. Among
those entered are Fire Power,
Sequin, Spin and Squeeze,
Trini to the Bone. Daylight
Reprise, and Delmar Gold.
The three-years-old has a RSTC president
$300 000 first prize and will Fazal Habibullah
see Sir Balaji, Prospectors
Pride, Little Panie and Ecstatic Grey in action.
The top two-year-old horses: The Gap, Sasha, Bad News,
Showing Up and Love You Dee will battle for a $200 000 first
In the G class event; Sacrifice, Social Jet, Miss Davinci
and Indian Music will romp for the $150 000 first prize.
The I and Lower event will have a first prize of $100 000
with El Gato and Shue Shuemi among contenders.
The J and Lower for $80.000-will see Red Bull, Perfect
Drift, Kavinci and Graphic in contention while the F class event
will run for a $200 000 first prize.
The L class event, sponsored by Trophy Stall, will see
Miracle Mind, Elena and Easy Go contend for the $60 000 first
place prize. Trophy Stall will also sponsor the champion jockey
Race time is 13:30 h, and according to the chief
organizers, Fazal Habibulla and Romel Jagmohan, the track
is in good condition despite some rain.

Dillon asked

not to be selected

on T&T side

CMC Former West Indies
fast bowler Mervyn Dillon
has asked not to be selected
on the Trinidad & Tobago
team for the opening game of
the Carib Beer Cup match
against Guyana at the
Queen's Park Oval.
Chairman of the national se-
lection panel, Dudnath
Ramkessoon, said Wednesday
that Dillon asked him for a short
meeting before the team was se-
lected and indicated to him that
he was ready and willing to step
aside and allow a younger
player to take his place.
"Dillon met with me and
told me that he doesn't think
that he would play for the West
Indies again and as such he does
not want to stand in place of a
youngster," Ramkessoon said.
"He said to me that he was
impressed with Navin Stuart
and Atiba Alert and we should
give them a chance to showcase
their wares. He added that he
would be available for the

Stanford 20/20 series and we
can call on him in a crunch situ-
ation if we wished.
"I think this speaks a lot for
the man and I have asked him
to continue being around the
players and assisting them in
whatever way he can. He has
vast experience and if we can get
him to work with the young
pacers, it would be great for the
Dillon confirmed his pull-
out, noting: "1 have been im-
pressed with the young fast
bowlers I saw during the
matches I played with them and
I indicated to Dudnath
Ramkessoon that I was willing
to step aside and allow them to
get the opportunity.
"I know that winning is
very important and I have told
him that I will be available for
selection if they need me for im-
portant matches."
With Dillon not on the
team, the national selectors.
opted to give Alert his first

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Lara's majestic century places T&T in control.

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Auto Sales, RHTY&SC and

BRIAN Charles Lara contin-
ued to tumble cricket
records as he amassed 22 000
first-class runs after scoring
an unbeaten 115 to lead
Trinidad & Tobago to 273 for
three against Guyana yes-
terday at the Queen's Park
The first day had totally
belonged to the Guyanese bats-
men who were able to compile
a competitive 334 but it was
the hosts who took control on
day two of the 2008 Carib
Beer regional four-day cricket
The locals need 62 runs
for what is now considered, a
vital first innings lead. The
former West Indies captain
Lara. who retired from the in-

international scene last year during
the Cricket World Cup, batted
with confidence and maturity on
a flat pitch.
Lara has so far reached
the boundary on 11 occasions
from 151 deliveries in his 204
minutes at the crease. He fea-
tured in an enterprising 96-
run third-wicket stand with
Darren Bravo, a bright pros-
At the crease with Lara at
the end of play was the aggres-
sive Kieron Pollard, who took 46
balls to reach his 41 (three fours
and two sixes). The undefeated
pair shared an 86-run fourth-
wicket stand.
Earlier, Trinidad and Tobago
got off to an impressive start
from their youngsters, Lendl
Simmons (25) and West Indies
Under-19 opening batsman
Adrian Barath (36), who posted
64 for the first wicket.
Barath, who scored a fine
76 against Guyana in last
year's encounter, showed more
maturity and better tempera-
ment at the crease, but after

Simmons lost his wicket,
flicking off-spinner Zaheer
Mohamed to Veerasammy
Permaul at mid-wicket, the
spotlight went on Lara.
The highest Test scorer,
Lara, was given a standing ova-
tion and he delivered. He did
lose his first partner, who
seemed to have lapsed in con-
centration by plugging a return
catch to Mohamed to end his
69-ball 107 minutes at the
crease. Bravo, though, did not
allow Guyana to get on top as
he executed some sweetly
timed cover-driven fours.
His innings came to an
end when he pushed tenta-
tively to his West Indies Un-
der-19 World Cup team-
mate, Permaul, for a well-
played 32 (four fours in 97
minutes off 83 balls).
Mohamed, who bowled
with good control, has so far
taken two for 57 while the
left-arm spinner Permaul
claimed the other wicket.
Earlier, Guyana resumed
from their comfortable position

Barnes welcomed by young footballers

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FORMER Liverpool and England legend and Caribbean native, John Barnes, was given
a guard of honour by young local footballers when he arrived in Guyana on Friday
night. In this Adrian Narine photo, Barnes seems to be enjoying the welcome at the
Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

at 267 for four, with skipper
Ramnaresh Sarwan on 63 and
Assad Fudadin on four, but in
the very first over, medium pacer
Richard Kelly struck; inducing a
drive from Sarwan who edged the
ballto Pollard at gully.
Wicketkeeper Derwin
Christian, who never looked
comfortable, followed without
scoring. He edged to his coun-
terpart Gibran Mohammed off
Ravi Rampaul's fast medium
pace to send the Guyanese to
268 for six.
Assad Fudadin played me-
ticulously throughout his innings
to contribute a fine 43 while he
engaged in a solid 54-run seven-
wicket stand with Esaun Crandon
(20) who again proved his batting
capability by hitting three fours
from his 61-ball occupation at the
crease before he looped a catch
to Dave Mohammed at backward

point. Fudadin tried desper-
ately to steady the ship and
scored relatively quickly but
two of his partners fell in quick
Mohamed and
Veerasammy Permaul went
for one and four respec-
tively as the home team's
big spinners, off-spinner
Amit Jaggernauth collected
four for 84 from 34 overs
and left-arm orthodox spin-
ner Dave Mohammed fin-
ished with three for 59
from 25.2 overs.
The left-handed Fudadin
was the last Guyanese bats-
men to fall, looking for a big
heave off Mohammed. He was
caught by Lara at slip. He bat-
ted for 147 minutes, faced 106
balls and tucked away five
Trinidad & Tobago will

look for a first inn le !ad
this morning, while ;i. visi-
tors will hope that they can

Brian Lara

bowl them out before that

Everton dumped out of FA Cup by Oldham

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- High-flying Everton were
knocked out of the FA Cup 1-0
by third division Oldham Ath-
letic in the third round yester-
day, becoming one of four Pre-
mier League sides to go out to
lower league opposition.
Birmingham City, Blackburn
Rovers and Bolton Wanderers
were the other upset victims.
while Havant & Waterlooville
carried the minor league Ilag into
tomorrow's fourth-round draw
after snatching a late 1-1 draw at
third division leaders Swansea.'
Holders Chelsea beat
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at
home while last year's run-
ners-up Manchester United
went through with a 2-0 suc-
cess at Aston Villa.
Everton are one of the form
teans in the'Plremier League and
their onnl two defeats in their last
17 games came at the hands of
Manchester United and Arsenal.
However, Oldhain added
their name to thal elite list thanks
to Gary McDonald's 25-inetre
strike at the end of the first half.
with Everton hitting the post in
the last minute.
"To come to a Prenmier

League ground against a
team who are really flying at
the moment was a great per-
formance," Oldham boss
John Sheridan told Sky
"I told the players to really
enjoy the occasion, because
things like this might not hap-
pen to them again. I was so
pleased and proud of them."
Coventry, 17th in the
Championship (second divi-
sion) and in severe financial
trouble. won 4-1 at Blackburn
with two goals by Michael
Mifsud and one each from
Elliott Ward and Dele Adebola.
"Every one of us played
with his heart and gave his best
to ensure we got the result,"
Maltese striker Mifsud told
Sky Sports.

Third division
Huddersfield were also cel-
ebrating after a 2-1 home win
over Birmingham. while
Bolton. having rested Nicolas
Anelka and most of the rest of
their leading players. lost 1-0
at home to Sheffield United.
An 87th-minute equaliser
by Rocky Bvapliste earned
tHIvlanl their replay against a

Swansea side who had scored 20
goals in their previous six games.
Southern League midland
division Chasetown, one of the
lowest-ranked teams ever to
reach the third round, led second
division Cardiff City before los-
ing 3-1, while Conference side
Cambridge United also led at
Wolverhampton Wanderers but'
lost 2-1 after an 88th-minute
Chelsea were well below their
best but went through with an own
goal by QPR goalkeeper Lee Cuamp.
while Manchester United beat Villa
in the third round for the fourth time
in six years thanks to goals from
Cristiano Ronaldo and lively substi-
tute Wayne Rooney in the last nine
In other all-Premier games
Tottenham Hotspur, who beat
Reading 6-4 last week. drew 2-2
with them at White Hart Lane. West
Ham United and Manchester City
drew 0-0 at Upton Park while Wigan
Athletic won 3-0 away to
Sunderland. w hose performance left
manager Roy Keane "ashamed".
Arsenal and Liverpool are
both in action today. away to
Burnley and Luton Town re-
spectively. while struggling
Newcastle United face a
tough trip to Stoke City.

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Warner unveils Digicel

Kick Start Football Clinic

GFF World Cup 2010 committee

clinched WBy Joe Chapman

AS Guyana seeks, in the
words of Minister of Culture,
Youth and Sport, Dr Frank
Anthony, "to mobilise the
requisite resources for our
campaign to get us to South
Africa", with the naming of its
2010 World Cup Committee,
President Bharrat Jagdeo has
agreed to be patron of this

In addition telecommunica-
tion giant Digicel and Caribbean
Airlines have already joined as
corporate sponsors for
Guyana's senior national foot-
ball team 'the Golden Jaguars'
in their quest to reach football's
2010 World Cup finals in South
The Guyana Football Fed-
eration (GFF) yesterday un-

veiled its World Cup Committee
officially at a launch and lun-
cheon held at Umana Yana in the
presence of Minister of Culture,
Youth and Sport, Dr Frank An-
thony, CONCACAF and CFU
president Austin 'Jack' Warner,
Mayor of Georgetown Hamilton
Green and president of the GFF,
Colin Klass.
And FIFA vice-president
Austin 'Jack' Warner ex-
pressed his thoughts saying
"to me it's a red-letter day in
Guyana for several reasons.

The launch this morning by
Digicel is a tremendous boost
and I consider it a fillip." He
added, "I want to say what is
happening here is a dream come
through because nobody said
that the World Cup 2010 is a
World Cup for special countries
Nobody said that Jamaica
or Trinidad & Tobago are the
only countries that can
qualify or should qualify for

Please see page 22


The Golden Jaguars logo is unveiled at Umana Yana yesterday in the presence of Sport Minister Dr Frank Anthony, Jack
Warner and Mayor Hamilton Green. (Adrian Narine photo)
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In December 2007, we reverently remembered some of our writ-
ers who departed this life in the month of December.
In January 2008, we salute some of our writers who were born
in the month of January.

Peter Ruhomon
On January 1, 1880, Peter Ruhomon was born in New
Amsterdam, Berbice. In 1947, he published 'Centenary History of
the East Indians in British Guiana, 1838 1938', his life's work,
which he started in 1930. This seminal work was reprinted in 1988.
Ruhomon's poetry came to public attention in 'An Anthology of
Local Indian Verse' edited by C.E.J. Ramcharitar Lalla and printed
by The Argosy Company in 1934. His poems found their way into
many other journals and anthologies such as 'Kyk-over-Al',
'Themes of Song', 'Sun is a Shapely Fire' and 'Heritage' One

A. R. F. Webber
Alfred Raymond Forbes Webber was born on January I, 1880.
He is more known for his CENTENARY HISTORY and HAND-
BOOK of BRITISH GUIANA published in 1931. His first novel,
THOSE THAT BE IN BONDAGE, A Tale of Indian Indentures
and Sunlit Western Waters, which was publishedin 1917, is also a
valuable contribution to Guyanese and Caribbean literature. This
novel was set in Tobago where he was born and in British Guiana
where he died after making sterling contribution to various dimen-
sions of Guyanese society.

Walter MacArthur Lawrence
In 1896, on January 16. Walter MacArthur Lawrence was born
in Georgetown. He gave us among other literary gems, 'My Guyana,
El Dorado' and "O beautiful Guyana/O my lovely native land/More
dear to me than all the world/Thy sea-washed, sun-kissed strand/
Or down upon the borders/Looking down upon the deep/The
great Atlantic
Blown into a fury or asleep/At morn, at noon or better/In the
crimson sunset's glow/I love thee, Oh I love thee.' In 1920, the
Daily Chronicle published his first poem, commemorating the ar-
rival in the colony of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales. In 1929, he
published 'Meditations' with a subtitle 'Thoughts in the Silence'.
solidifying his position on the landscape of Guyanese literature.

N. E. Cameron
Educationist, mathematician, historian, poet, dramatist, sports-
man, cultural activist and social reformer, Norman Eustace Cameron
was born in New Amsterdam, Berbice, on January 26, 1903. Al-
though Cameron was blessed with a 'light but pleasant tenor voice',
he was a trailblazer, pioneer and pacesetter. Cameron did what had

to be done, filling the lacuna in many areas. His magnum opus
'The Evolution of the Negro', a subject shunned by thinkers on
the British colonial portion of the world, published while yet in
his 20s, was one such significant feature of his contribution to so-
ciety. Another was 'Guianese Poetry' a collection of a century of
Guianese poetry from 1831 to 1931, making him the first Guyanese
to do so. His first play 'Balthasar' was published in 1931. His
books 'Adventures in the field of Culture' and 'Thoughts on Life
and Literature' are instructive to writers and cultural activists, con-
taining minute details and verbatim reports on life and literature in
his time which would please the heart of any researcher.

A. J. Seymour
Born January 12, 1914, this poet, literary critic, radio program-
mer/broadcaster, anthologist, 'nativist publisher' and cultural his-
torian was honoured by his country with the Golden Arrow of
Achievement in 1970. In 1993, he was awarded an Honorary Doc-
tor of Letters Degree by the University of the West Indies. A pro-
lific writer, his poetry has been translated into French, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese and Hindi. His poetry, es-
says, autobiographies and other genres of writing effectively
mappeJd ihe courLse -.f his life and the history of the development
of a Gu, .jn-ese.lier.,ture Such a map includes gems like Introduc-
tion tro lu, .neoeL \\ ritin.' and The Making of Guyanese Literature
and all l. -jiili,.gr.iphi.al books: Growing up in Guyana, Pilgrim
MemorieseFamily Impromptu, Thirty Years a Civil Servant and
The Years in Puerto Rico and Mackenzie. His books of literary
criticism like A Survey of West Indian Literature and Studies in West
Indian Poetry helped to define a Caribbean literature.

Henry Walter Josiah
Henry Walter Josiah, born January 26, 1932. He was a journal-
ist, magazine publisher, radio commentator, children's book editor/
producer. In 1966, 'Makonaima and Pia' won a children's story con-
test. Reprinted in illustrated book form, that story earned a 'Book
of the Day' award at the 1967 'Man and His World' international
exposition in Montreal, and was included in a UNESCO travelling
book exhibition 'Best of the Best'.
His best reward, however, was seeing his work used as supple-
mentary reading material in the primary schools in the land of his
birth. In 1994, his first and only collection of stories, 'Tales of
Makonaima's Children', was published by Roraima Publishers, a
local company. A second edition, 2001, came out after his death.

Ivan Van Sertima
Ivan Van Sertima was born in Kitty \ lNi.... on January 26. 1935.
He is a poet, literary critic, a linguist, and anthropologist. His po-

etry appeared in local journals like Kyk-over-Al, Kaie, and in
Salkey's 'Breaklight'. In 1958, he published a collection of poems,
'River and the Wall'. As a literary critic, he published a collection
of essays on the Caribbean novel titled, 'Caribbean Writers'. He is
more known for his groundbreaking work, 'They Came Before Co-

Rupert Roopnaraine
Rupert Roopnaraine was born in Kitty village on January 31,
1943. He is literary critic, poet, film producer and educator. His
published books include 'The Web of October: Rereading Martin
Carter', 'The Primacy of the Eye: The Art of Stanley Greaves' and
'Suite for Supriya; a poem'.

Van Sertima and Roopnaraine are still with us, but the others
have gone on. Nevertheless, the work of each mentioned writer is
important to our glorious literary tradition.

Responses to this author telephone
(592) 226-0065 or email:

Literary update
SLook out for the official launch of
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 and awarding
of prizes in eight categories of liter-
ary competitions, including two new
prizes, 'Martin Carter Essay Prize' and
the 'Egbert Martin Poetry Prize'. In
this issue there are features on noise
nuisance, the rudeness of being late,
cricket for the visually impaired, the
impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music
festival of British Guiana, an introduc-
tion to weightlifting in Guyana, and the
resuscitation of Theatre Guild. The main
feature is the story of archiving in
Guyana. Also in this issue is a section
devoted to news and literature from the
Contact this writer for the books
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and the liberation of language

and experience.
When people hear the word "Poetry" they probably think of school
books and studies, some intellectual work, or someone writing about
ihow much they love someone else, or how difficult life is, etc,etc.
They do not think poetry can be like this: Wlat'll it be?/ Roast
S "* beef on rye, with tomato and mayo/ Whaddya want on it?/ A swipe of mayo/ Pep-
i per, but no salt/ You got it. Roast beef on rye/ You want lettuce on that?" Yes,
that is just the opening lines of a fine poem titled "Counterman" by Paul Violi, a
S young New York poet in his sixties, with many collections of similar anecdotal
poems published. Violi's poem was published in "The best American Poetry of
2006", which is a series began since 1988 where an outstanding contemporary
American poet is allowed to select what he or she thinks are the best poems
published each year in the 1,754 literary magazines which publish poetry every
year in the USA. This series of Poetry Anthologies has a chief editor, David
Lehman, who is also a fine contemporary American poet whose poetry collec-
tion: "Valentine Cards" is simply a pleasure to read from beginning to end. The
2006 anthology was guest edited by Billy Collins, another new American contem-
porary poet whose books of poetry are so sharply focused on a coolly descriptive
but emotionally meaningful and ultimately humorous impression.that they helped
to revive the popularity of modern poetry to almost the economic status of best-
selling novels, not to mention the many prizes and Grants that respond finan-
cially to such an objective.
The 2006 edition of the Best American Poetry published, as usual, by Scribners
BY T7RENCE ROBERS of New York, is indispensable reading for any contemporary poet interested in
the liberation of language and experience, the form and content of poetry today.
Collins has written one of the best introductions to this series, probably because
the value and necessity of such new poetry has become an earnest issue in the
jaded world we live in today. Obviously Collins had to be looking for some
Please turn to page VII

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States
and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the
abovementioned position within the Secretariat with assigned
duty station in Guyana.
Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org.
Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality,
date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications,
summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language
proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees (at
least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work), and
other relevant information. should be addressed to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and sent by
email to applnhrm@caricom.org.
The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 14
January 2008.

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Appellate Court set

aside jury's verdict

It seldom happens that an
Appellate Court would upset
the verdict of a jury, except
in an exceptional case.

Such a case was evident in
1961, when the Federal Supreme
Court, (BG), (Appellate)
constituted by Justices Rennie,




Archer and Wylie, in the case of
Adams -v- Regina, for rape.
It was a case in which
virtual complainant Vinton






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Jarvis had firstly complained to
the police that Adams had
stolen herjewellery and money.
Adams denied the allegation
about theft and claimed that the
woman and himself shared an
intimate relationship and had
just completed a sexual exercise
and this led to a confrontation
after he failed to hand over a gift
which he promised her.
After hearing the
explanation by Adams, the
girl amended her complaint


to include an allegation that
Adams had raped her ... a
claim which he denied.
Nevertheless, after police
investigations, Adams was
arrested and charged with rape,
said to have been committed on
June 4, 1960..
He was convicted by the
jury at the Demerara Assizes,
and sentenced to prison for the
offence of rape.
The prisoner appealed
against the conviction and
Representing him at the
appeal before the Appellate
Court was Attorney-at-law, Mr.
Carlton Weithers.
Director of Public
Prosecutions, Mr. E. A. Ramao,
appeared for the Crown.
In coming to its conclusion,
the Appellate Court, among
other things, took into
consideration the defence of
consent, Accusation by woman
of larceny from the person, the

fact that no complaint was
made about rape until accusation
refuted by appellant and consent
In a summary of the
judgment the Federal Supreme
Court had said:-
"The appellant was
convicted of rape. The defence
was consent. The woman first
accused the appellant before a
constable of having snatched a
ring and money from her.
She repeated that accusation

against conviction
shall allow the appeal if
they think that the verdict of the
jury should
be set aside on the ground
that it is unreasonable or cannot
be supported having regard to
the evidence...."
Justice Rennie, who
delivered the judgment of the
court, had said:
"This appeal is from a
conviction of rape. On June 4,
1960, Special Reserve Constable
Newton Albert was cycling
along Sussex Street and came
upon Vinton Jarvis and the
Jarvis was holding the
appellant's bicycle. She called
out to S.R.C. Albert and
reported to him that the
appellant had snatched a ring
and twenty-five cents from her.
Albert took them to the
Ruimveldt Police Station and
reported to Corporal Dundas
what Jarvis had told him on
Sussex Street.
Corporal Dundas then
asked the appellant if he had
heard what the special reserve

SMfilenS By George Barclay

at the Police station and made
the accusation of rape only after
the appellant had said that he
had had sexual intercourse with
her with her consent.
According to the Appellate
Court the only other evidence
relevant to the issue of consent
was that of the medical
witnesses who were in conflict
with each other.
The Appellate Court held
that the conviction could not
safely be allowed to stand and
the provisions of section 16 (1)
of the Federal Supreme Court
(Appeals) Ordinance,1958
{B.G.} should be applied
Section 16 (1) of the Federal
Supreme Court (Appeals)
Ordinance, Ordinance, 1958,
referred to above provides as
"The Federal Supreme
Court on any such appeal

constable had said, whereupon
the appellant said that he had
known Jarvis for six months;
they had an appointment on
that night and he took her to the
back of Alexander Village and
had an affair with her, and it is
because he did not fulfil certain
promises that he made to her
that the allegations against him
were fabricated..
Jarvis denied knowing the
appellant before that night. She
said that she never went to the
back of Alexander Village with
him. The appellant met this
denial by telling Corporal
Dundas that he could tell,him
the kind of underwear she was
Confronted with such a
challenge Jarvis for the first
time told of having been raped.
According to Justice
Rennie, "It is in that setting
Please turn
to page VII

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The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is advising all Concession Holders that all
unused log tracking tags must be returned to the Commission. All tags issued for the
operating year 2007 have expired as at 31st December, 2007. It is a breach of GFC's
procedures to use these expired tags in 2008.

The GFC is therefore requesting that Concession Holders report all produce, and the
lags used on these produce, that have been harvested in 2007. but which have not yet
been removed from the forest or declared to the GFC. A form has been designed to
report these produce. Please check the nearest forest station for copies of this form.
Information declared on these forms will be verified by the GFC's officers. Produce
harvested in 2007 will only be accepted if they are tagged with numbers declared on
these forms.

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests


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Sunday Chronicle January 6, 2008


I am 20, my boyfriend 21, and we have been dating for about a year. We fell in love quickly
and have casually discussed marrying once we finish school. We are aware that is not in the
immediate future.
We hardly fight and agree on most things, except he is positive he doesn't want children and I am
positive I would like to be a mother someday. He is wonderful with children, but says he wants to
devote his life to his wife, a career, and travel, without worrying about raising kids.
Should I continue dating him, hoping his view on children will change as he gets older, or should
we break up now-leaving us both heartbroken-before we get even more attached to each other?


Nadia, people describe any difficult choice as a dilemma, but the original meaning of the word was
quite narrow. Originally a dilemma referred to a choice between two bad options, and people caught in
such a plight were said to be on the horns of the dilemma.
Do you want to be gored by the left horn or by the right? That's a dilemma, and that's not much
of a choice. Heads I win, tails you lose. In reality, we are seldom faced with a true dilemma. What we
are faced with is the choice between a wise course of action and an easy course. The easy course
usually involves doing nothing.
There is a simple way to determine whether you are faced with a genuine dilemma. Ask of each
alternative, what would happen if I did this? For example, what would happen if you broke up with
your boyfriend? You would both be sad, but that is part of the cycle of dating. And if you stay with
him? How will that play out?
Let us tell you about a letter we received nearly a decade ago. This writer described her husband
as a wonderful companion, then she explained her despair. Her husband was perfect in every way
save one. Though he was good with children, he didn't want any. The writer had always known this,
but now, after-a few years of marriage, she couldn't contain her growing resentment of him.
If you stay with your boyfriend, that is your future. In your mind you will shift the blame to


Two-way radio users/operators

With effect from January 7, 2008 all two-way radio users /
operators who:
are unlicensed,

N have not renewed their licences by paying the required
fees to the NFMU, and / or
operate their radios on unauthorized radio frequencies,
will be prosecuted with the full extent of the Law. This may
include seizure of the offending two-way radio (wireless
telegraphy apparatus) and institution of criminal proceedings
against the users / operators, in accordance with the Post and
Telegraph Act Cap 47:01.

Applications to establish and operate two-way radios can be
obtained from the National.Frequency Management Unit,
68 Hadfield Street, D'Urban Park, Georgetown, or online
at http://www.nfmu.gov.gy/fixedandlandmobile.xls

(Two-way radios include HF,VHF & UHF radios used by
Miners, Loggers, Taxi Services etc.)

him, or you will become "accidentally" pregnant. You will do this not because you are a bad person,
but because that is how our minds work when we are thwarted in our basic desires.
If you wait until you and your boyfriend have intertwined your families, finances, emo-
tions, and careers, you will be on the horns of a genuine dilemma. No matter which way you
turn, it will feel like being gored. But if you end things with him now, you will be free to find
the man who shares your dream of a life filled with children.


Balance Sheet

When I first came to this office. I met a woman who was overworked. I tried to help her,
and in the bargain we became close. I took her home. I bought her lunches and gave her
gifts which she accepted without any problem.

During this whole tnie I thought she was single. Now I have come to know she is having an
affair with a colleague who is a good friend. She doesn't know I know aboul her boyfriend. Is
she just passing time and using me, or is she really inmeresied in me? Kindly help me resolve this


Raj, try this. Take a sheet of paper and divide it into two columns. On the left side, list the
qualities you would like to find in a woman. On the right side, list the qualities of a woman who
tantalizes one man while having an affair with another.


The Ministry of Education intends to pre-qualil fy contractors for Civil Engineering and related
works to be undertaken in 200X.
The works to be undertaken are as bfllows:
1. Construction and rehabilitation ofbuilding and infrastructure.
2. Construction and Delivery of school furniture.
3. Electrical Works.
4. Installation and Maintenance ofAir Condition Units
5. Weeding and Cleaning of Schools etc.
6. Termite Treatment.
7. Printing Services.
8. Plumbing Works.
9. Supplying of Duplicating Paper.
Interested contractors are required to submit the following information and documents.
1. ProofofFinancial resources to undertake works.
2. List of Equipment/Machinery (must submit proofof ownership).
3. Valid NIS and GRA Compliances.
4. Organizational Structure and CVofKev Personnel.
5. Experience in similar type of work.
NB: If Pre-qualification is being made in the name of a company compliance must be in the
name of the company and notthe owners.
Pre-Qualification documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of two thousand five
hundred ($2,500) from Mr T Persaud Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam during normal
working hours. Monday to Friday.
Pre-Qualifications must be placed in a plain scaled envelope, bearing no identification of the
tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left hand corner of the envelope "Pre-
Qualification Bid".
The envelope must be addressed to the Chairman, Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of
Education and deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam.
Stabroek on or before 9:00h on January 17,2008.
The Ministry of Education reserves the right to reject any tenderwithout assigning a reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

1/4/2008, 4:36 PM

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The Dentist Advises
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Most people do not realize
the problems that arise after
dentures are placed. How
would you like to have an ar-
tificial leg rather than your
natural leg? I feel on very
Safe ground in assuming that
you would emphatically an-
swer: "Definitely not!" So,
replacing your natural teeth
with either a full or partial
denture is about as desirable
as having an artificial leg.
Dentures allow you to
chew; an artificial leg allows you
to walk. The problem in both
instances is the performance
quality of the artificial replace-
ment in comparison to what na-
ture originally provided. Quite
simply, the artificial replace-

ment will never function as well
as your natural teeth no matter
how good it looks.
Dentures are not mainte-
nance free; they need adjust-
ments. It is not that the denture
change; it is the tissues under the
dentures that change. A denture
adjustment is necessary when
the denture material must be re-
moved from the denture to re-
lieve pressure at pressure spots
that occur when bone and tis-
sue shrink. Since tissue shrinks
as it heals, dentures that are
placed immediately after the
teeth are extracted sometimes
need to be relined as soon as the
tissue has healed. All dentures
need relining periodically to ad-
just for normal tissue changes.


So a denture is not one-shot
cure. It is very important to see
your dentist once a year so the
tissue under the denture can be
With this overview, let me
offer a word of caution. Your
dentist may offer you options
on types of tooth replace-
ments possible in your case.
Offering you treatment op-
tions is part of your dentist's
obligation. This is where you
need to become a wise, in-
formed dental consumer so
you can discuss with him the
best decision for your situa-
As a general rule of thumb,
fixed prosthodontics (crowns
and bridges) are more expensive


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than removable prosthodontics
(full or partial dentures). How-
ever, fixed prosthodontics is
usually a more desirable replace-
ment. Dentures also vary in cost
depending on the type of teeth,
the material used to make the
denture base, and the number of
steps followed to construct the
prosthetic device. If you find a
place that claims to be able to
make your denture in one day
for much less than the fee being
charged in the area by most
other dentists, you will prob-
ably get exactly what you pay
for. Let the buyer beware! They
are no bargains in healthcare!
The name immediate den-
tures sounds like something
produced by a fast-food version
of a dental office. However, 'im-
mediate' in this context means
that the denture is placed imme-
diately after the dentist or oral
and maxillofacial surgeon ex-
tracts the teeth.
Here is a typical example


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of what happens in prepara-
tion for an immediate den-
ture. The first phase is the
removal of all teeth posterior
to (behind) the cuspid teeth.
These ridges are then al-
lowed to heal and act as a
stable base for the future
denture. After the healing
has occurred, the denture is
constructed. Then, the natu-
ral teeth are extracted and
the dentures are immedi-
ately placed in the mouth.
This keeps the patient from
having to be without his or
her anterior (front) teeth at
any time.
There are many advantages
to immediate dentures, besides
the immediate esthetic consider-
ations. They protect sensitive
extraction sites, help control
bleeding from the tooth sockets,
and protect the surgical area by
covering it, thus keeping food
and debris out of the extraction
An additional advantage
that you might consider worth
the extra expense of the imme-
diate denture is that your den-
tist knows how your "natural"
teeth appeared. Thus, he is
likely to be able to construct a
denture that more closely re-
sembles your natural teeth. This
makes the transition easier
when you see your friends and
family because your appearance
is minimally changed. The other
option is that it is possible, if
you want, to change your ap-




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pearance with new dentures.
Finally, an immediate den-
ture gives the dentist a better
idea of how your natural teeth
were biting. He can construct a
denture that better stimulates
the bite you had before extrac-
Aesthetically, immediate
dentures are a better way to
have dentures inserted than
having dentures made after
going through a period of be-
ing toothless. However, they
do not present more prob-
More denture adjustments
are needed when immediate den-
tures are placed, and these den-
tures sometimes need to be re-
lined a short time after they are
seated. The reason is that the
tissue, including the bone in the
area, shrinks during the healing
process after the teeth are re-
moved. The healing process
lasts about six months. This
shrinking causes the denture to
become loose, and the fit is al-
tered. Relining is not needed as
soon for conventional dentures
fitted on ridges where time has
lapsed after the teeth are ex-
Usually, the immediate
dentures themselves are not
any more expensive than
conventional dentures. How-
ever, since immediate den-
tures usually have to be re-
lined as soon as the ridges
have healed, the reline is
usually an additional charge.

P~e~ VII


invigorating approach to
writing, some guiding light in
choosing poems from all
those poetry magazines. So
of all the many valuable
points he made in his intro-
ductory essay, this one stuck
out as basic: I was made
alert by poems that appeared
to be going somewhere, po-
ems that were taking me on
an imaginative journey. I was
drawn to poems where the
poet did not seem completely
sure of where he or she was
headed. Obviously, to go
somewhere you have to
start somewhere. Being ori-
ented at the outset of the
poem offers the promise of
being pleasantly disoriented
later as the poem moves into
a more complex territory
where the waters are more
strangely stirred." This is a
key point, because poems
need to discover and present
some experience from the

past, present, or future with
a surprising use of language.
This may only occur if as one
is writing, one's mind is al-
lowing one's language more
freedom than rigid control. A
free open mind when writing
allows one's language to dis-
cover fresh viewpoints. In one
amazing poem by one of the
many female poets in the an-
thology, thirty-six year old
Krista Benjamin in "Letter
from my ancestors" writes
from the imagined perspective
of her American ancestors,
dead centuries ago, yet as if
writing her poem now It be-
gins: We wouldn't write
this/ Wouldn't even think of
it. We are working/ People
without time on our hands..."
Then in the last lines of the
poem she lets us know ex-
actly why her ancestors could
not write the very poem she
is writing from their view-
point: Our diaries record/

Temperatures, landmarks,
symptoms. We.
Do not write our dreams.
We place another order/ Make
a next delivery, save the next/
Dollar, give another generation
- you/ Maybe the luxury of
time/ To write about us."
There are also poems of
unique awkward moments of in-
terracial relations; one such
poem is "Talk" by Terrance
Hayes, an upcoming Afro-
American poet. His poem be-
gins with his white friend hav-
ing a slip of the tongue as they
are dressing for a basketball
game Hayes writes: Like a
nigger is what my white friend
M/ Asked me", then he tells us:
" If you're thinking/ My knuck-
les knocked a few times/Against
his jaw, or my fingers knotted/
at his throat, you're wrong be-
cause I pretended/ I didn't hear
him." By the end of the poem

Appellate Court set
From page IV
that the jury had to decide whether or not Jarvis consented to the intercourse with the
appellant. It does not appear anywhere in that setting that Jarvis made a complaint to S.R.C.
Albert or to Corporal Dundas or to anyone else that she was raped. Her answer to the
appellant's challenge is clearly not a complaint. If she had complained, that fact could be
taken into account to show that she was consistent in her conduct and it could also be taken
into account to negative consent.
"The only other evidence that deals with the question of consent is that of a medical witness who
examined Jarvis and found slight generalised tenderness of her vagina and expressed the opinion that
such tenderness is never caused by intercourse by consent.
"On the other hand, another medical witness called by the defence disagreed with the opinion
expressed by the other doctor.
"The question now arises what this court should do in a case of this kind Except in exceptional
Circumstances a Court of Appeal will not upset the verdict of a jury for the simple reason that the
jury had the opportunity of hearing and seeing the witnesses when giving their testimony.
"We consider this an exceptional case and one coming within the provisions of section 16 (1) of
the Federal Supreme Court (Appeals) Ordinance, 1958, which provides:
"The Federal Supreme Court on any such appeal against conviction shall allow the appeal if they
think that the verdict of the jury should be set aside on the ground that it is unreasonable or cannot be
supported, -having regard to the evidence."
Justice Rennie ruled :"This is a conviction that we think cannot safely be allowed to stand.
The appeal is accordingly allowed, the conviction quashed and the sentence set aside. Appeal

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Hayes delivers the real surpris-
ing knock-out punch which
amounts to asserting his
civilised black identity that rises
above anger and enmity; Hayes
writes: "M, wherever you are/
I'd just like to say I heard it,
but let it go/ Because I was
afraid to lose our friendship/ Or
afraid we'd lose the game -
which we did anyway."
The new poetry is of course
not only a North American in-
vention. It emerges wherever
creative writers do not allow
academic institutions to set their
standards and limits, view-
points or topics. Poets serve
the public directly, they are not
recruits working to fit in to any
prescribed program. Programs
accept them without dictating
their style or content. Once the
poet is released from the idea
that poetry has to talk about
"serious" topics. or sound a cer-
tain way. then the stage is set
for both the liberation of lan-
guage alnd experience from intel-
Icctual and emotional bondage.
which benefits readers, the pub-
lic. nations, and eventually the
world. So you can write about
looking at a painting (better yet
if it's abstract), of films. of lis-
tening to music, attending art
exhibits. etc: as in this surpris-
ing poem by David Kirby titled,
"Seventeen ways from Tues-
day" which begins:
At the Miro exhibit at the
Centre Pompidou/ 1 hear a guy
say to his girlfriend: "When we
get back to the hotel/ I'm going
to put it to you seventeen ways
from Tuesday'/ And I think.
now what does that mean ex-

actly?" Similarly, in a poem by
Katia Kapovich titled "The
Ferry", she starts to write from
right within the present tense,
so that her experience can eas-
ily be anyone's : I'm jotting
down these lines/ Having bor-
rowed a pen from a waitress/ In
this roadside restuarant. Three
rusty pines/ Prod up the sky
in the windows/ My soup gets
cold/ Which implies I'll eat it
cold..." The poem demon-
strates common social solidarity
without preaching it. Similarly
in one of the best most hu-
mane and perfect poems of the
anthology, "Demographic" by
Dorianne Lux, the poetess tells
us of the daily drudgery of
catching a bus to work, and the
help she feels compelled to give
to other riders less fortunate
than her. Her poem begins: It's
time for me to walk to the
bustop/ And sit down among
them, the man/ Tied into his
wheelchair. the woman/ With
the humped back, time for me/
To kneel and hold his cup..."
and it concludes this way: "It's
time to go to work. to wail while
they gather/ their belongings.../
To enter the threshold and stand
among them/ Listen to their
murmurs, the news/ Of the day.
to slip my hand through/ The
frayed canvas noose and hold
There are also really good
poems reflecting the contempo-
rary young, like Small Town
Rocker" by thirty year-old
Danielle Pafunda. She begins:
"We took up for each other
where our families left off. Left
a mess/ of crumbs and beer cans.
A pile of laundry. When you
left town/ I kept your T-shirt in
bed, synthetic residual warmth/
Used to be I'd meet you at the
train tracks, my shirt too close/

To my skin, my hair cramped
with sexy. Used to be night..."
Another poem by a more well-
known American poetess.
Mary Oliver, "The poet with
his face in his hands", begins
with an immediate dismissal of
despair: "You want to cry aloud
for your/ Mistakes. But to tell
the truth the world/ Doesn't
need anymore of that sound".
This valuable anthology
for all those interested in
how exciting and pleasant
and relevant to our daily lives
the new poetry can be, con-
tains poems from immigrants
to the US from India, Viet-
nam, Russia, Yugoslavia, Ire-
land, and Austria. A compre-
hensive biography of each
poet and how they came to
write their poems is pub-
lished at the end of the book.
Ultimately guest editor
Collins succeeds in delight-
ing us by focusing on key po-
ems which liberate us from
too rigid, boring, and artifi-
cial concepts of poetry, such
as this one titled, "The Great
Poem" by Lawrence Raab,
which tells us: "What I'm
writing now is not/ The great
poem. After a few lines/ I
could tell.It may not even be/
A particularly good poem, al-
though/ It's too early to de-
cide about that./ Keep going,
I say. See what happens./ But
trying hard is one of the prob-
lems..." When poetry be-
comes like this, we no longer
have a fixed opinion about
what "poetry" is, until we see
and read the poem or poems.
Then perhaps everyone will
feel that poetry is not some-
thing just for intellectuals,
bookworms, students etc, but
is really about everyone, and
for everyone, once again.




Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States
and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the
abovementioned position within the Secretariat with assigned
duty station in Guyana.

Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org.

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality,
date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications,
summary of professional ski;ls and/or expertise, language
proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees (at
least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work), and
other relevant information, should be addressed to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and sent by
email to applnhrm(caricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 14
January 2008.

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Investment in low cost improved technologies using shel
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synthetic fertilizers and ensure year round production is
instrumental as the Government of Guyana intensifies it
effort to ensure national and regional food security
amidst the challenges of climate change and the quest to pro-
duce bio energy, says Dr. O. Homenauth, Director, National Ag-
ricultural Research Institute (NARI).
'As a result of climate change and the challenges to compete with
the increasing demand for quality food in wake of the global bio en-
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we depend on the flat coastal plain as the primary production areas;
we need to invest in technologies that are low cost, efficient and envi-
ronmentally friendly to develop agriculture inland. At NARI, we have
evaluated two main structures that can be adapted here in Guyana
that will be of economic importance to fanning community.'
The implementation of these systems/ technologies will enable
year round production of vegetables in Guyana which will improve
not only our commitment to supply regional markets but also na-

tlonal deemails.
'In Guyana. we are affected adversely by the unpredictable
weather pattern which makes crop production using the tradi-
tional method of open field conditions less economically feasible
and unreliable, due to uncontrollable water management and
other environmental conditions.
However, today farmers have choices because they now can adopt improved technologies such as
the protected seedling production house and the organoponics system.'
For many, the structures might appear to be just sheds, but the application of improved technolo-
gies using environmentally friendly materials combined with traditional knowledge and science is in-
deed the key to develop the non traditional sector, both on the flat low fertile coastal plain and inland

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locations of Guyana, since it allows for the usage of materials available locally, not labor intensive, and
better environmental control by the farmer.
According to Dr. Homenauth, these low cost environmentally friendly structures referred to
'Organoponics' and 'Protected Seedling Production House' have been adapted in several countries re-
gionally, with the aim of reducing operational cost of food production through the use of environmen-
tally friendly materials available locally or within the region.
'In Guyana, NARI has successfully conducted evaluation trials on the adaptability of the
seedling production facility which in our view is economically feasible to encourage entrepre-
neurs and members of the farming communities to invest. This system is designed to ensure
there is a timely year round production of seedlings which is very critical for any crop produc-
tion system to become economically successful. Our data indicate that a low cost protected
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each tray allowing 128 cells will produce approximately 12000 seedlings at each sowing, allow-
ing nine to ten sowing phases per annum.'
In Guyana, many vegetable farmers are accustomed to the traditional technique of sowing their
vegetable seedlings directly on flat seedbed under temporary shade conditions but as the weather pat-
terns become more unpredictable, the use of traditional techniques will not be effective for competitive
farming since the increase in rainfall and dry spells will affect vegetable seedling production.
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sonal change, especially the rainy one, is the production of seedlings in a timely manner to commence
cultivation in the field. To address this problem, he is advocating that farmers incorporate more im-
proved technology along with their traditional knowledge to increase their production.
Protected seedling houses are economically designed using plastic film as roofing material to reduce
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Please turn to page XI


Applications are invited to fill the following vacancies at the Burma Rice Research
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Farm Manager
Requirement A Bachelor's Degree plus five (5) years experience in Agriculture.

Research Assistant Plant Breeding Department
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Responses to last week
.Exercise 1.
1. e
2. right angled
7. square
10. parallelogram

Exercise 2.
(a) 20cm
(b) 35cm

Exercise 3
1. 7cm
2. 5cm

Exercise 4
1. 28cm
2. 16cm

3. b
4. equilateral

(c) 30cm
(d) 28cm

4. 16cm


5. 28cm
6. 140m

5. 280cm
6. (a) 280cm

6. quadrilateral
9. kite


Example 1


7. $101 500.00

(b) $274 400.00

Area = 1/2b x h
b = base; h = vertical height

Area = 1/2b x h
= /2(4) x 6cm
= x 4 x 6cm

= /x 4/1 x 6/1

= 2 x 6cm2
= 12cm2


This week we are going to turn our attention to the distance around the circle. Can you remember
from a previous lesson what is the name of the line that forms the circle? Yes!! The distance around.
the circle is its circumference. To find the circumference we need to know about the radius or the
diameter and a constant .
called "pi" (yr).
Formula to find pi is: C

C' is for circumference and 'd' is for diameter.
Sis represented by 22/7 or3.1/7.

Let's look.at the circle. .-.Circumference

Diameter 7,,

What fraction is the radius io the diameter? It is half,(/2).. .
The plural of radius is radii.
How many radii make up the diameter? That' correct. It is two.
The distance across the circle through the centre is called the Diameter. : '
The Radius of a circle isthe: distance from the centre of a circle to any point of the circle.
Two radii of a circle are equal to the diameter of thecircle.
S. The distance around the circle is called the circumference. .

Theformula to findhe. i
CiGrcamfenee of a
circle is xrd or 2 tr

SaaiZW ay tediewter or rar,

Observe these examples carefully:

1. the radius ofthe circle is
CiiCumfeence =x2r \
=22/7 x2/1 i 7/
= 44cm
;2.: circumference = d
diameter = 14cm.
circumfernce = 22/7 x 14/1
= 44cm,

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: 1. Ih rid e&a.ieswcu ace aofa circle wimdim 2.1c . -
2. Ihis tlhe distance aim d a circle with radius of 77cmn


tI h

Area =b x h
b =breadth,.
h = height

Example 2

SA rea b x h .
I6cm 5.x6cm2

5cm .; 30cm

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Responses to last week.
Exercise 1
1. plentiful 3. empty
2. top 4. oil

Exercise 2
1. (b)waste
2. abrupt

5. yearly

3. sad
4. (d) enough.



5. (a) least
6. (a) unwilling



1. chicken, rice 3. teaspoon 5. (b) margarine
2. 4 cups 4. (a) chicken 6. (c) 45 minutes

Write a letter to an uncle/ aunt thanking him/ her for the Christmas Gift they have
sent you.
Discuss details- name of the gift, how it is beneficial to you and how you felt.

Today we are going to look at words which are opposite in meaning.
Antonyms are words opposite in meaning.

Here are some examples
In out
Up down
Big small
Above below
Absent present
Accept refuse
Arrive depart
Beautiful ugly
Busy idle
compulsory voluntary
defeat victory



Write the antonyms for these words
1. vacant
2. absent
3. entrance
4. punish
5. victory
6. minimum
7. genuine
8. depart
9. modern
10. reveal








Give the opposite of the following words by adding the prefix
1. allow
2. patient
3. legal
4. behave
5. complete
6. grateful
7. obedient
8. clean
9. pure
10. visible

Opposites can be formed by changing the prefix



Antonyms can be formed by changing the suffix

Some words form their opposites by adding prefix- dis, un, ir, mis ,in, im, il



Look at these examples below
- adding prefix







Exercise 1
Read the sentences then complete the word using correct, literate, hon-
est, pure, harm
1. People who cannot read and write are il
2 The boy worked two sums wrong so it was in
3 Sammuel cheated in the game so he is dis
4 Many snakes are quite less.
5 Water from trenches and canals are im

Exercise 2
Choose the word which is the opposite to the word in capital
1. ASCEND (A) down (B) descend (C) high (D) steep
2. STRONG (A) tough (B) weak (C) hard (D) healthy
3. IRRITATE (A) itch (B) scratch (C) soothe (D) angry
4. SUBTRACT (A) multiply (B) divide (C) decrease (D) add
5. STRAIGHT (A) crooked (B) level (D) even (D) true

Have a peaceful and successful New Year 2008.Study hard to be successful.

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Queen Victoria, before the announcement of her
decision to marry
Prince Albert, seem to be trembling. Someone
asked if she was nervous.
"Yes, but I have done a more nervous thing... I
proposed to Prince Albert.
Words associated with courting behaviour are:
"sex", "agape", love crush.
This relationship regains effort on the part of all
Winning demands more than a passing interest.
One needs to enter the other person's territory
and engage him or her.
That calls for effort and even work.
The individual will not reveal him or herself and
will want to break without shame or hurt. There
is hope that there will be a happy meeting
ground. -

By P.S. Thakur

The behaviour of courtship in humans is a genetically de-
termined as it is common in all lower animals, the under-
standing and significance of them may suggest to us certain
unrecognized possibilities about the significance of human
customs and rituals surrounding their courting and mating
behaviour". {Holmes 1972}. Primates are good examples, but
the behaviour may change with the species. Among chimpan-
zees there may be a one minute pursuit of the male swinging
from the branch to branch and after "catching" her, she would
assume a crouching position. Sometimes the male has to
touch her lightly on the back before she-would allow him to

These lower animals develop special ways bf
Please turn to page XIV

The way forward

From page VIII

as: Aphids, Whiteflies, Phythopthora Spp., Fusarium Spp.and Rhizoctonia Spp which af-
fect seedling production.
While the prospect seems lucrative for farmers, some environmentalists and eco-friendly individu-
als might query the use of plastic films as roof materials, but this concern is quickly dismissed because
the materials used are UV treated and depending on the quality, would be quite durable to withstand
the harshness of the rain and solar radiation.
Meanwhile 'ORGANOPONIC' is a terminology used to describe a sheltered cultivation system
using shade mesh and elevated beds, using, a combination of soil imported from other areas in Guyana
combined with organic material such as pen manure.
Adapted in most countries to produce vegetables in the urban areas, Dr. Homenauth stressed
that the implementation of the-Organoponics system here in inland areas where there are
highly porous soils will be beneficial to the farmers.
'We want farmers in Guyana to become involved because it allows for the production of better
quality vegetables and a continuous supply throughout the year. Also it is reduces production cost
since there is more environmental control.
In most of our inland locations, especially along the Linden Soesdyke Highway, the soil is
very porous and other environmental conditions make vegetable cultivation very.expensive. The
elevated beds used in the Organoponics system allow for the creation of the' farmer's choice of
soil depending on his crop requirement. He can import clay, sandy loam or even create his soil
-using different substrates which will be less porous. The boxes used to elevate the beds also give
better control of the drairiage system which makes the system adaptable for coastal communities
He also noted that the system is economical and allows for effective soil management, since
a number of crops can be cultivated simultaneously.' (A NARI feature )

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Merundoi, recently incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
hereby invites applications for suitable and interested persons to join the
new Board of Directors as it prepares to become an independent

Merundoi currently organises the writing and production of the popular
radio serial drama and runs a range of reinforcement activities which are
designed to encourage behaviour change amongst Guyanese in the face
ofthe HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The new board of directors will have-the-range of skills and experience
necessary to oversee the development of Merundoi as a fully
independent, locally run, sustainable NGO. -

Between 5 and 7 vacancies are available to.be filled by enthusiastic and
visionary people with experience in areas such as:-fihancial afcirs, legal
a/ffirs, human resources, health management,, business iniauatic,,nit.
marketing, creative skills, iutldia management etc. The general
competencies required of candidates include .informed .business
judgement, entrepreneurial flair, unimpeachable integrity and strong
sense of ethical values. Candidates must have sufficient time available to
attend to the matters of the company and take an active part in board
deliberations including careful perusal of board papers. In addition,
strategic, analytical and knowledge competencies arereequired as well as
sound knowledge of corporate governance best practice.

Interested persons with requisite competencies are hereby invited to
submit their credentials, including a detailed CV, for consideratiotto' fill
the vacancies, highlighting their cxpenncic. ;id a ireas ofcomrpetiice, by
January 18,2007. The credentials can be sent by post. e-mail or delivered
to the address below. -

Apply to: .

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
GlobalAIDS Program CDC GAPGuyana, ...-
44 B HIigh Street, Kingston,
Georgetown. ..
Email: mailaimerundoi.org.gy .

ATT[': Board of Directors

Hardcopies of information packages canb e uplifted from U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Progralm .' CDC GAP
Guyana, at the above address from Monday, January 7, 2008 to Friday.
January 18, 2008 between 8:30 4:00 pm or accessed online at
http !/...'.v' rierundci og gy'direclors. i

Interviews will be conducted between Jan. 28 & Feb. 1,2008

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team up for Mashraman,

SONIA Noel has emerged as
Guyana's leading designer
lady, but Mashramani?
The designer, whose sojourn
across the Caribbean has seen her
lining up the upper bracket cli-
entele in the political and enter-
tainment spheres, is teaming up
with pros from the Caribbean to
revel the road come February 23.
Her Mariska label always
features hints of nature and the
colours of the Caribbean, but is
that what we are going to get out
of what the group is calling an
alternative to Mashramani? It
might just be.

Under the theme, "Nature's
Way Celebrating Our Natural
Beauty", the costume band
hopes to attract over one thou-
sand masqueraders.
Who are the others in-
The bandleader lined up is
the super sexy Vanessa
Adamson. Remember her from
the good old days of those hot
Clairans fashion shows? Oh, but
you can see her these days, on
Clairans' television home pro-
duction, In Style.
In a press release from "Con-
cept Entertainment", the house

producing the band, Adamson tor of Shabeau Magazine.
says the costumes will feature a Denise Thompson is the
different alternative to theiusual lady who manages with the
jump-up. money as the Finance Director.
Playing a major role -would From Mid-January, the band
be Trinidadian Richard Young. parties and limes kick off. Theme
For the past 25 years, lte has parties will take to the stage and
been involved in beauty, pag- "patrons can expect to hear of
eants across the Caribbeai. Black Out, Glow, The Get-Wet
Joining the team is award Party, Menag6 A Trois, Short
winning Bajan costume designer Pants-No Hairy, Legs and De
Betty 'West. Slippers Lime.
Kofi Branch, also of Barba- Costumes will be designed
dos, will act as the Admioistra- for every age group, so that
tive and Entertainment Director. means that young, middle aged,
He is a past entertainment edi- young at heart, slim, average and
tor of Soca Vibe, USA and edi- pleasantly plump all have a
SI place in the costume band.
It will also feature a King
and Queen 'of the Band,
along with a dance troupe to
lead the band straight through
the jump up.

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Rain' ati

Castellani House

Singin' In the Rain is considered by those who are connois-
seurs of the genre to be the summit of the Hollywood musical.
Perhaps they are right, for Singin' In The Rain is light, frothy,
unpretentious, and funny, contains good songs, good dances, good
performances and is unified by an inspired idea.
It was produced by MGM by the ubiquitous Arthur Freed and
meets his conception of the film musical more completely than any
of his calculated efforts.
Freed also wrote the lyrics to the songs, and they are fine,
especially the title number "Singin'In The Rain", which Stanley
Kubrick reprised with such fascinating perversity in A Clock-
work Orange.
Singin' In The Rain is a satire on show business and Hol-
lywood, an expose of the ruthless ambition of idolized stars,
and it is built around the comic possibilities implicit in the prob-
lems faced by actors and studios making the transition from
silent films to talkies in the 1920s.
This situation, in which an industry that deals with fantasy and
illusion must adapt itself to a new technology, was actually tragic
for several film stars who, because of lack of diction and disparity
between image and voice, were undone by the demands of the talk-
ing film. One such star was the legendary John Gilbert.
The film stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
and Jean Hagen.
Singin' In the Rain will be screened on January 8 at Classic Tues-
days at Castellani House on Vlissengen Road.
The screening begins at six in the evening, all are invited
and admission is free.


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paying over the phone using the Touch Tone
Service of these banks:




Your account will be credited within 24 hours
Call your bank and find out how this system can
work for you.



S' ::O' P f Guyanese 1-ndus,.
looking to reclaim the
Ramleela tradition, are staging
their first production at the
tarlite Drive-in Cinema.
According to the organizers, the epic
1 Ramayan and its annual re-enactment the
Ramleela were brought to the Caribbean by
indentured workers.
S .. 4-t was and-still-isa- popular :activity
in North India, 'from. which most
indentured laibour6rs were brought to
S the Caribbea~i. :l' ,
SOnce vibrant in Guyana, the Ramleela
groups gradually dispersed until eventually
they stopped their activities almost 30 years
However, in Trinidad and Tobago, the
tradition has been sustained.
At the calling; of Trinidad based
Guyane-se lawyerlMr Randy De poo, a
Guyanese delegation, led by Pandit
Hardesh Tewari, attended a
conference of Ramleela in Trinjidad in
November 2006. ,
Subsequently, in early 2007,a group of

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pione bills

early and

GT&T has ibade paying your monthly phone bills so much
easier. You'can now pay from any of the following locations:
GT&T Business Office, Monday Friday until 1800h
78 Church 1t, Gtown. Saturday until f400h
69 & 79 Brickdam Monday Friday until 1630h
Beterverwagting Office Saturday until 1200h
New Amsterdam Office (Disconnection weekend only)
Linden Off!e Guyana Lottery Company
I i Reninnil lffniep

Any Bill Direct Location

Robb Street, Georgetown

Post Offices Countrywide Monday Friday until1630h
Saturday until 1200h
Bill Express Locations Countrywide -
Monday Friday until 18:00h; Saturday until 14:00h

Wireless Connections -
Regent Street, Georgetown
Downtown -
Ave of the Republic, Georgetown
Nigel's Supermarket -
SRobb Street, Georgetown
Heritage Africa -
Lamaha Street, NC/Burg,
Johnny P Supermarket -
44-45 Robb& Light Sts, Bourda
S&J's -
SDageraad Avenue, Linden
SRiverview Plaza -
Burnham Drive, Wismar
SC & F Supermarket -
Bagotstown, EBD
Loncke's General Store -
Soesdyke, EBD
Budget Superentre -
Lusignan, ECD
Dumay's -
Railway Embankment. Enmore
Super Value Store -
Dundee, Mahaicony
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Country Side Pharmacy -
Stanleytown, WBD
A. Ramdhanny & Sons -
32 Sisters Village, Wales, WBD
Neighborhood Pharmacy -
54 Second Ave, Bartica
Berbice Petroleum Est. -
Strand, New Amsterdam
Matadeen's -
Rosehall, Corentyne
R&S Shopping Centre -
Belvedere Public Rd, Ctyne
Parasram's Travel -
#78 Village, Corriverton
Evan's General Store -
Rosignol, EBB
The County Medical -
Public Road, Parika
Imam Bacchus & Sons -
Affiance, ECE
Big Bird & Sons -
Charity, Pomeroon

* Business hours
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S14 students;, chosen from seven: maridirs .
, here;*attended a summer vacation course
at the Kendra in Trinidad.
'The Ramdila 2007 the Guyana Initiative"
has since emerged, and have been
conducting classes at the Gopal Mandir at
Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.
As a result, the 2008 production of the
.. Ramleela started on Fridayand ends this
*.The two-hour long programme starts--
at 18:30 h. .

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The Maritime Administration Department will be holding Safety
Awareness seminars for fishermen on the 8"', II"' and 18"' of January 2008
at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Georgetown: Upper Corentyne
Fishermen's Co-op Society, Corentyne, Berbice; and Rosignol
Fishermen's Co-op Society, West Coast Berbice, respectively.

You are hereby invited to attend. Each Seminar commences at 08:30 h.
Attendance is free.



The Guyana F-orestry Commission t(iFC) is advising all Concession Holders ltlat all
unused log tracking lags must be returned to the Commission. All tags issued for the
operating year 2007 have expired as at 31st December. 2007. It is a breach of GFC's
procedures to use Ihese expired tags in 2008.

The GFC is therefore requesting that Concession Holders report all produce, and the
tags used on these produce. that have been harvested in 2007, but which have not yet
been removed from the forest or declared to the GFC. A form has been designed to
report these produce. I". *.. check the nearest forest station for copies of this form.
infonnation declared on these frmns will be verified by the GFC's officers. Produce
harvested in 2007 will only be accepted if they are tagged witl numbers declared on
these formI:s.

limes Singh
Commissioner of Forests

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communicating, some of which may be sounds or "calls" from birds or animals.
Sounds are the most readily recognized stimuli. Like humans, many animals react to
auditory stimuli. It could be a soft music, a whisper of 'sweet nothings" in the ear on
a moonlight night.

In humans, visual images are quite significant; eye contact being quite powerful.
Eye contact, eye glance and smiles are typical body language in courtship rituals.
When eye contact is coupled with other signals such as lip or tongue, it can send strong
signals of attraction. Konrad Lorenz uses the term releaser theory" to explain this
behaviour. He suggested that color of plumage (in peacocks} or body movements can
be releases. In some animals, smell plays a role, because the male will "know" the
time of positive sexual reciprocation. Some females will take days or weeks before
they give in to a determined male pursuit.

SWhile in the lower species the couple will mate only during "heat", in humans it may be
year-round. While in animals the behaviour is instinctive, in humans the behaviour, to a great
extent, is learned. As a result, courtship may occur any time in the adolescent or adult. In
fact, with time, it seems that the courtship begins earlier now than in the past. Some cultures
of the West cultivate it earlier then those in the East.

In the human male or female, the courtship behaviour may be repeated again and again.
Courtship sequence of approach and avoidance, threat and appeasement, often the woman
will run away. play "hard to get", feign disinterest, or carry on flirting with another male. If
there is a withdrawal and a return, the repeated sequence becomes shortened, with sexual
images and feelings predominating.

In human pairing, there are socio-ecoinomic and geographical sorting. People of
like status and family background tend to gravitate to each other. The "coming out"
party among the upper class at age sixteen was to indicate to the eligible young men,
the young woman's intent or time of courtship. Parents play a greater part in such
courtships with chaperones, but much less these days then of old.

Besides the soioaw-econom ic consideration, there is the geographical factor. In some cul-
tures. such as in arranged marriages, courtship behaviour is not as important. In college cam-
puses there is the meeting of young people where courtship begins. In some instances, this
becomes easier because the students are away from home and not as much under the watchful
eyes of parents.

Today, more than ever, when there are limited arranged marriages, young couples get to
know and court in their own neighborhoods. Because of the geophysical closeness, their rela-
tionship can become more intensified, with more meetings.

Sexual relationships may be part of courtship. It could be a superb way of getting to-
gether and enjoying each other's company. "Sexual engagement is also one form of the basic
longing for friendly communion with one's fellow beings".

Courtship rituals vary from time to time and culture-to-rculture. Evenfwithincul-
tures and sub-cultures, one may expect to find differences. At another discussion, it
would be interesting to look at courtship among homosexuals and lesbians, as well as
at courtship in Muslim cultures where only the eyes are visible.


The (ad ANA FORESiTRY ChOM ISSION Be (GC) advises iall hoeners of
active Timber Sales Amreemensi t (TSAfs) wi andh od Cime Leases (\.Ls)
that nd harenjoying opter's cor 00S et is ao oe orizcd unless the
longing for rienly Acommul Pln \with one's fponing inerUiry is".orialoti
si rit s ti to and appiro ed the G breh o the above will
turest in apisub-cultures, one may expect to fin bind differences. At another dithescussionpa, it

Tho e GC intrso ad iselo allpersons urtsipo aong hoorste produce to ensure tha a a
at courtshie trin ulis or other such chrely te eeis abe visib re proinently
displayed on vehicles and other i' ornls o .!; .'r" t a, ail timdues.

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Responses to last week
Exercise 1.
1. Census
2. Internal Migration

Do These
1. Buenos Aires
4. Havana

3. Immigrants
4. Migration

2:Hong Kong
5. London

Launches travel the rivers to take people and produce to and from the riverain settlements.
Barges take heavy cargo like stone, timber from the riverain areas for sale.
5. Emigrants People can travel long distances with outboard motor.

3. Kingston

This week we are going to continue from last week.
Bauxite United States of America, Holland, France, Spain, Italy




Fish and Prawns

Fruits and Vegetables

Manufactured Products

United Kingdom, Suriname, United States of America,
St .Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua.

Holland, Colombia, West Indies.

Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America,
United Kingdom, Japan, Caribbean Islands

United States of America, Caribbean Islands

United States of America, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, St. Lucia.

Europe, United States of America, Suriname, The Caribbean Islands

Have you ever think how rivers are formed?
Where the water comes from?
Let's us learn something about rivers. .
The beginning of a river is the Source. The sources of main rivers are located in the mountains e.g.
the source of the Essequibo River is the Kamoa Mountains
The source of the Mazaruni River is the Pakaraimna Mountains.
Use your atlas to help you to find out sources of our main rivers.
The end of the river is the estuary or mouth e.g. Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice rivers empty
into the Atlantic Ocean.

The land on each side of the river is the bank. There is a Left and a Right Bank or
East and West Bank
Many villages are located on the East Bank and the West Bank of the Demerara River.
Georgetown is located on the right Bank at the mouth of the Demerara River.

The bottom of the river where it flows is the riverbed
All rivers are joined by smaller rivers or streams called tributaries e.g.
Mazaruni River is a tributary-of the Essequibo River.
Cuyuni is a tributary of the Mazaruni River
The point at which two rivers meet is called a confluence e.g.
Bartica is located at the confluence of the Essequibo and Mazaruni rivers.
The path of a river where it flows from the source to the estuary is called its course.

These products are imported

Vehicles and Agricultural

"Machinery .



Electrical Equipment


Country of Origin
SUnited Kingdom, Japan, Germany,

.United States of America -

Taiwan, China:

. Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago.

Japan, Taiwan, Germany, North America,

United Kingdom, United States of America.

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People travel rom one place to another to atend school and places of employment.
Guypaa imports goods from overseas and also exports .The movement of people and goods from
one place to anorier is known as Transportation.

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LAd eg.. radways
SW.e.g. rivers and canals
Airg.helicoptersm, a pmlaes and skyvans

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with the region abeifo.esaape 40 aind 4 i gioa4 buse hereas rgion:3 is 31 and 32.
: Tr. o T:t .fid tu ni bases route and lis them in your notebook.

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Thisi do0e up 1 a: dowtnvers. The. .r te -
Adventure and Pirika ade Estcquibo River
Georgetown and Vred-en- hoop on the Demerara River
Rosignol and New Amstedlam on the Berbice River -
In the interior many children paddle their corials to and from school.
Adts also use therm as a means of transportation

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STheMuies of atimer semn far4t e air

The value of mren to n -
N tvide water forking. bathingand other domestic purposes.
S Used for irrigation pupose-
Assist in draining the land
.'* Transportatin of pele p Y duce ,:.. .' ..--. .. ... ..:
Provide hydro- decic power .
S* Thriving fiP ad shrimp industry
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Borasirie River -.. twee.n the county of Essequibo and Demeran
Airy River betwi Ah*coqaty of DP n 5e raned ke

Rivers form boundaries between the Adninistative Regiois e.g.
Q RiverJbetwep f9ns^an .. ..., .it*ios 3 d. .

Extenial1Mudii :A dd -i*
Wenamu River and Amakura River between Guyana andVenezuela
Iheiigand Takatm Rivers between-uyanaam tail .
Corentyne River between Ouyana and Sudrna :me .-
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Locate these rivers on the map of Guyana.:

S Have successful New Year. Continue to be disciplined chiMrn. .
Good Luck and best wishes.


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Responses to last week
Exercise 2
1. epidermis 3. dermis
2. dermis 4. (c) 37"c

This week we will move on to the Human Eye.

What is an eye?
The individual components of the human eye work in a similar manner to that of a cam-
The eye is a round shaped organ that works with the brain to provide us with vision. The
shape of the eye is maintained by the pressure of the aqueous humor. The aqueous humor
is the fluid that fills the front chamber of the eye.

Pupil Cones

Iris ChoroIS
Aqueous humor L Slera

Diagram of the Human Eye

Functions of the eye.
The main function of the eye is to work with the brain to provide us with vision. The eye
and brain translate light waves into a sensation we called vision.

Parts of the Eye.
The eye has many parts. Some of these parts are listed and described below.

o Lens
o The transparent crystalline lens is located immediately behind the iris.

o The Cornea
o The cornea is a transparent dome which serves as an outer window to the eye.
The cornea is the most powerful structure focusing light entering the eye.

o The Retina
o The retina is the innermost layer of the eye. It is composed of nerve tissues which
sense the light entering the eye.
o The retina sends impulses through the optic nerve back to the brain, which trans-
lates the impulses into images that we see.
o There are four types of light sensitive receptors found in the retina.
1. Rods.
2. Cones that absorbs long-wavelength light (red)
3. Cones that absorbs middle-wavelength light (green)
4. Cones that absorbs short-wavelength light (blue)

o Pupil
o The pupil is the hole in the centre of the eye where light passes through.

o Iris
o The iris is the coloured part of the eye. It is a thin diaphragm composed
mostly of connective tissues and smooth muscles fibres. The iris lies between the cornea
and crystalline lens.

o Optic nerve
o The optic nerve is a continuation of axons of the ganglion cells in the retina.
It acts like a cable connecting the eye with the brain.

Now we will move on to the human ear.

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The human ear has three main sections, which consist of the outer ear, the middle ear
and the inner ear.

How it works.
Sound waves enter your outer ear and travel through the ear canal to the middle ear.

The ear canal channels the waves to the ear drum, a thin sensitive membrane stretched
tightly over the entrance to the middle ear

The waves cause your eardrum to vibrate.

It passes these vibrations to the hammer, one of three tiny bones in the ear.

The hammer vibrating causes the anvil, the small bone touching the hammer to vibrate.

The anvil passes these vibrations to the stirrup another small bone which touches the

From the stirrup, the vibrations pass into the inner ear.

The stirrup touches a liquid filled sack and the vibrations travel to the cochlea, which
is shaped like a shell.

Inside the cochlea, there are hundreds of special cells attached to nerve fibres, which
can transmit information to the brain.

The brain processes the information from the ear and let us distinguishes between dif-
ferent types of sounds.

The three small bones in the ear.
Inside the ear there are three small bones. They are the hammer, anvil and the stirrup.
These bones serve as a form of amplification.



Safety o tme eEar
The inside of the ears, especially the eardrum, can be easily damaged. If this happens a
person may become deaf.
Avoid listening to loud music.
Do not place sharp objects to clean your ears.
Do not dig inside your ears; only gently clean the outer parts, using soft cotton buds.

If you are experiencing problems with your ears or eyes, visit your Doctor.

Have a prosperous 2008. Continue to do your best.

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I start my day
With my two little hands
Together in prayer
Before they go
Their separate ways
Or go astray
From my school work
And turn to play
Like later in the day
When my right hand grows tired
Just itching to join
The idle left hand
In mischief

Multiple-choice questions for you to answer.

Read each question carefully.
Choose the one answer you think is correct.

1. Start the Year right by
cultivating a healthy lifestyle.
When suffering from asthma,
increase diet with,
(a) Wine

4. Healthy foods for the digestive
system. Type of food not to take
(eliminate) when
suffering from mouth sores.
(a) Alcoholic beverages

(b) Yogurt

B vitamins

(d) Oranges

(d) Sugars

2. A factor that should not
trigger an asthma attack.
(a) Certain allergenic.foods

(b) Dust

Environmental pollution

(d) Sleep

3. What combination of foods to
eliminate or decrease when
suffering from asthma -
(a) Salt, fish, milk

(b) Onions, eggs, oil

Honey, Oranges. Yogun

(d) Eggs, beef, honey

5. Not necessarily a cause for
mouth sores.
(a) Nutritional deficiencies

(b) Allergy to some, often
unknown, foods


(d) Viral infection

6. Dental Caries are caused by
certain type of which spread
rapidly in the
presence of sugar.
(a) Bacteria

(b) Hygiene

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Page XVIII Sunday ~ci~rcle Januay~,'~bO8

(BBC News) The switch to energy-saving light bulbs may put
thousands at risk of painful skin reactions, health charities
Fluorescent bulbs can exacerbate skin rashes in people with pho-
tosensitive skin conditions, experts said.
The government is planning to prevent the sale of conventional
- bulbs by 2011 to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
Several groups including the British Association of Dermatolo-
gists called for exemptions to allow those affected to continue us-
ing traditional bulbs.
But representatives of the lighting industry said there would
be alternatives to fluorescent lighting available.
Health conditions which can involve some form of light sensi-
tivity, include the auto-immune disease lupus, the genetic disorder
Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), certain forms of eczema and der-
matitis, photosensitivity, and porphyria.
It has been estimated about 100,000 people in the UK with
these skin conditions will be affected.
Spectrum an alliance of charities that support people with
light sensitive conditions says they have also been contacted with
people suffering from ME who have had bad reactions to fluores-
cent light.
Other groups have warned that low-energy bulbs, which
S use approximately a quarter of the energy of conventional
bulbs, cause migraines and increase the risk of seizures in
people with epilepsy.
Conventional or "incandescent" bulbs are being phased out in a
voluntary agreement with retailers and will no longer be on sale
from December 2011.
Campaigners want people who have light sensitive conditions




to be able to continue to buy conventional bulbs for their homes.
They warned that employers must also be able to purchase in-
candescent lighting as employees have a right to such adjustments
under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Andrew Langford, chief executive officer of the Skin Care
Campaign, one of the charities involved, said: "Incandescent
light bulbs are the only source of electric light for many thou-
sands of people with light sensitive conditions.
"Add to this the thousands of people whose conditions or treat-
ments may secondarily cause them to be light sensitive, and you
have a large number of people potentially being isolated in the dark.


"We certainly don't want to say no to greener bulbs just that
other bulbs need to be available.
"It's hard for people to understand what it's like to live with
one of these conditions."



The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
(1DB) for the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP). Part of the proceeds of this financing
will be applied to payments under the contract for Pre-Qualification of Contractors for Transmission and
Distribution System Development Works Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. serves as the implementing
agency for the project and now intends to pre-qualify contractors/firms for this project.

Pre-qualification will be conducted by the procedures specified in the IDB's Policies for the Procurement
of Works and Goods financed by the Inter-America Development Bank, January 2005, and is open to all
bidders form eligible source countries.

Interested Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from:
Richard Rahghoo
Procurement Officer
Project Implementation Unit, UAEP
232 Middle Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel No:592-225-7398; Fax: 592-225-5638
Email: richard.raghoo@gplinc.com
Pre-qualification documents may be inspected and purchased by eligible bidders from the Contracts &
Supplies Manager of GPL, 40 Main Street, Georgetown, Guyana, Tel: 592-226-9598 or Fax: 592-227-2180
and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000). The method of payment
should be by Company cheque or Manager's cheque.

Applications for pre-qualification should be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
A> The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana
The top right side of the envelope should be clearly marked "Application to Pre-Qualifyfor Transmission and
Distribution System Development. Do not open before 22nd January, 2008".

Envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Finance Ministry before 09:00 h on Tuesday 22nd
January, 2008, and will be opened during a public ceremony at the address given above for submission of
pre-qualification documents. Late applications will be returned unopened.

Quotations from local suppliers must be accompanied by Valid Inland Revenue (IRD) and National Insurance
(NIS) Compliance-Certificates. GPL reserves the right to reject any or all quotations at any time during the
procurement process

LOW energy light bulb

He also called for a government-funded study into the effects
of fluorescent lighting on photosensitive conditions as little research
had been done to date.
"We have the anecdotal information it's a shame people don't
listen to those affected.
Dr Colin Holden, President of the British Association of
Dermatologists, said: "It is important that patients with pho-
tosensitive skin eruptions are allowed to use lights that don't
exacerbate their condition.
"It is essential that such patients are able to protect themselves
from specific wavelengths of light emitted by fluorescent bulbs, es-
pecially as they are often trapped indoors because they can't ven-
ture out in natural sunlight."
Kevin Verdun, chief executive of the lighting association said
only two-thirds of incandescent bulbs were being phased out.
"These things have been taken into consideration and there will
be bulbs they can still use.
"There are also halogen bulbs and LED bulbs coming in
in the next two or three years."

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Sunday Chrqnic Janu ay 6,, 2?9



liver disease

By Fergus Walsh
Medical correspondent, BBC News
Obesity has now overtaken alcohol as the number one cause
of liver disease.
In some cases the damage is so severe it means patients require
a liver transplant.
Doctors say the rise in obesity means the problem will get even
worse in years to come.
The warning comes from liver experts at King's College Hospi-
tal in south London, one of the UK's leading liver transplant cen-
Dr Varuna Aluvihare, a consultant hepatologist at King's, said
says fat induced liver disease has overtaken alcohol and viral infec-
tions as the commonest cause of liver disease in Europe and North
"If we extrapolate from the US experience its quite likely unless
we change things soon in the next 20 or 30 years obesity will be the
commonest cause of cirrhosis that's irreversible scarring, and may
be the commonest cause of indication for transplantation," he said.
That will present real problems for transplant units like King's.
Already there is a waiting list for liver transplantation the rise
in fatty liver disease means this is likely to get even longer.
Many of Dr Aluvihare's patients are surprised when told that
obesity has caused their liver problems.
David Alderton is among them. He has never been a drinker,
but he is now being assessed for a liver transplant. His liver is per-
manently scarred.
Mr Alderton's vital statistics tell their own tale. He is 66 years
old and 6' 1" but weighs around 24 stone (152kg).
His Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 40 (a BMI of 30+ is re-

garded as obese).
David acknowledges that a lifetime of poor diet has led him
"1 was doing driving seven days a week and that led to irregu-
larly eating all the wrong foods", he said.
"I was normally about 17 stone (108kg) and it increased there
"I knew it was doing me no favours but the fact that I didn't
feel ill, at that time, 1 carried on the bad habit. I have left it too
That is one of the problems with liver disease.
By the time symptoms emerge, the damage can be irreversible.
The liver is the body's largest internal organ.
It has hundreds of functions, from breaking down food to con-
vert it to energy, to ridding the body of excess fluids and fighting
When someone becomes overweight the liver often can't cope
with the fat levels and it starts to store fat.
This can lead to the liver becoming enlarged. In serious
cases the organ can be permanently scarred cirrhosis.
Although David needs a new liver, his heart and general health
may not be up to the rigours of such a big operation, so for now he
is not able to get on the waiting list for a transplant.
And it's not just elderly patients who are vulnerable to fat-
induced liver disease.
The rise in childhood obesity means that patients are getting
younger and younger.
Dr Aluvihare says it was virtually unheard of 15 years ago but
they are now seeing a handful of children each year presenting with
abnormal liver functions tests because of fat deposits.
And it is only going to get worse.
There are things patients can do if fatty liver disease is caught
early enough.
Valerie Hillman walks for 30 minutes a day and has a healthier
diet since being told she had liver damage.
Like David Alderton she was very surprised to hear that ex-
cess body weight can cause serious liver problems. Valerie is 5' 0"
and weighs nearly 11 stone (70kg).
Her body mass index is just below 30, but she certainly doesn't
look obese.
But her excess weight is enough to have given the 61-year-old
diabetes and fatty liver disease.
"Unfortunately it can creep up on you once you are into your
40s," she said.
"I do think people should be aware of this at a lot earlier age
so that they can do something about it rather than when they have
put on the weight and its too difficult to get rid of."
Being overweight or obese carries with it a huge number of po-
tential health risks, among them heart disease, diabetes, cancer and
arthritis. Now add to that liver disease.
It's yet one more reason to try to achieve a healthy body
weight, based on a balanced diet and exercise. It's easier said
than done.


1. The Ministry of IHealth has secured funding for the purchase of the items below and
invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of same:
1. MoH 103/2007 Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment,
Appliances and Office Furnishing
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section
IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification, examine and uplift
bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health- see#5 below) at the
address in #8 below, from Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm:

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

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon
paymentof a non- refundable manager's cheque / cash fee of $3,000.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below (#9) at or before 9 am January 8". 2008 for Project #
MoH 103/2007.
:Eh, /oil Ii.l,'ing ill n,( &w p"i'r niti'd Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9 am
January 8"., 2008 for project #: Moll 103/07. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as
stated in the Bidding document.

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

8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting of bid documents
(upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health, see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Management Unit, Ministry of Health
l..ol 1 Mudllat. Kingston. Georgetown
Tel 22 69351. Fax 22 57767, E mail: mmumohliemail.com

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration (North Western Building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Street.
Georgetown. Guyana


1. The Ministry of Health has secured funding for the purchase of the items below and invites
sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of same:
1. MoH 105/2007 Supply and Delivery of Breast Milk Substitute.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the ProcurementAct 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section
TlV(Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification, examine and uplift
bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health- see#5'below) at the
address in #8 below. from Monday to Friday 9amto 3pm:

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

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested 'bidders upon
payment of a non-refundable manager's cheque /cash fee of $3.000.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below (#9) at or before 9 am January 8'h, 2007 for Project #
MoH 105/2007.
:t'..tic.i..di ig:..li:Lu.......~a'rtt.. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9
am January 8"' 2008 for project #s: Mol 105/07. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security
as stated in the Bidding document.

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

8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting of bid documents
(upon presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health, see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Management Unit, Ministry of Health
Lot I Mudflat, Kingston, Georgetown
Tel 22 69351, Fax 22 57767, E mail: nmmumohn,'gmail.com

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration (North Western Building)
Ministry ofFinance
Main and Urquhart Street.
Gcorgetown. Guyana

1/4/2008, 4:35 PM

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Page XIX

Parents urged to

read to children

(BBC News) Parents are being urged to make a New Year's
resolution to spend more time reading to their children.
Schools Secretary Ed Balls is spearheading the initiative
ahead of the National Year of Reading 2008, which officially
starts in April.
Mr Balls said reading a child a bedtime story every night
could have a huge impact on their development.
"Reading can bring fun to their lives, feed their imagina-
tion, and develop their curiosity about the world."
"As parents we need to make reading a part of everyday
life for our children whether that is reading stories to younger
children or talking about books and magazines u ith older kids,"
he said.
A recent survey found the reading performance of children
in England had fallen from third to 19th in the world.
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, pub-
lished in November, highlighted significant increases in the pro-
portion of English 10-year-olds with the "least posm' e" atti-
tude. to reading and 'who said they verN seldom read storiess or
novels outside school.
Mr Balls said it could make "all the difference" if parents
set aside 10 minutes a day before bedtime to read with their
"Too many children today are not reading for pleasure -
and this is harming not just our children',reading -kills, but
also their imagination and general kno% ledge." he said
The National Year of Reading is being run by the National
Literacy Trust, which has some ideas to encourage reading in
different age groups.
These include:
For babies to 3-year-olds make a scrapbook about your
child full of pictures and \\ words Read the words % ith ) our child
and get them to say hat else should be in their siory.
For three to five-)ear-olds cut out pictures from cata-
logues or magazines of objects that all begin ulth the same let-
ter, plus a few that do not Write down the names of the ob-
jects and get your child to match the picture to the name.
For five to eight-year-olds. find your family's top
five reads. Ask everyone in your family. to name their
favourite reads it could be a book, magazine, comic or
newspaper. Involve grandparents, cousins etc. And see if
the neighbours agree.

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(BBC News) More than
250,000 qualified teachers no
longer work in England's
schools, the Conservative
Party says.
And nearly 100,000
switched careers between 2000
and 2005 more than double the
number that left in the preced-
ing five-year period.
The Tories say their findings
- based on government figures -
point to rising numbers leaving
the profession because of poor
class discipline and red tape.
But Schools Minister Jim
Knight said recruitment was
Figures also show that thou-
sands of people who train and
qualify as teachers never go on

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to work in schools and this ap-
pears to have increased in recent
The government statistics
show that of those who quali-
fied in 2000, 2,100 never taught
in schools. This rose steadily to
2005 (the latest available), when
7,900 of those who qualified
have never taught.
Shadow schools secretary
Michael Gove said teaching tal-
ent was "going to waste".
Mr Gove said: "Not only
are our children not achiev-
ing as they should, talented
teachers are not where they
should be in the classroom,
opening young minds to new
"With more than quarter of
a million gifted professionals no
longer in teaching, we have to
ask why they've given up on
education under Labour."
He said teachers needed to
be freed from "government mi-
cro-management" to enable them

to "inspire and give them the
tools to enforce discipline so
that schools have access to the
widest range of talent".
But Mr Knight said teach-
ing was now "the career of
choice for many highly qualified,
talented individuals".
He went on: "Ofsted has
said this is the best generation
of teachers ever.
"Early retirement and churn
in teaching is in fact good com-
pared with equivalent profes-
He said: "No government
has done more to support
Mr Knight also cited a Bath
University survey of 22,500
British workers which sug-
gested that school, college and
university teachers have climbed
from being the 54th happiest
occupation in 1999 to llth in
Meanwhile, a spokesman
for the Training and Devel-

opment Agency for Schools
said: "Many qualified teach-
ers decide to take a break
from the profession for a
number of reasons."
The spokesman said the
figures referred to by the Con-
servatives "do not take account
of the fact that up to 30,000
teachers return to teaching at a
later date with added industry
experience and a new enthusi-
asm for teaching and learning".
But the general secretary of
the NASUWT teaching union,
Chris Keates, said Mr Gove's
figures were probably about
right but his claims about rea-
sons for teachers' inactivity
were wrong.
She said a pool of inactive
teachers had always existed and
most joined it because of career
breaks or changes.
She added: "For the ma-
jority of those who leave now,
evidence shows it is a positive

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In keeping with the Regulations 3(6), 145(2) and 163(2) of the
Mining Regulations made under the Mining Act No. 20 of 1989, the
Commissioner, Guyana Geology & Mines Commission hereby
orders that the under mentioned persons not be issued mining
privileges, sold a prospecting permit (small scale) or be registered
to work in any Mining District of Guyana.

This order shall take effect from the 16" day of October, 2007 and
shall be for a period of five (5) years.

1. Trevor Calder
2. Richard Calder
3. Steve Caesar
4. Romel Hamilton
5. Denzil Tappin
6. Paul Young
7. Molly Nieuenkerk
8. Margaret Nieuenkerk
9. Orin Wilson
10. Prakash Singh
11. Stalin Halley
12. Brian Angus
13. Linden Charles

William Woolford
Commissioner (ag)
Guyana Geology & Mines Commission

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Sunday Chronicle January 6, 2008

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Hello students,
We are very glad to have you with us this new year.
Let's hope that you found time for some kind of read-
ing during the holidays. Did you find novels on your
book shelf? Did you read any? If so, you would have
seen that novels need light reading, and can be finished
with within a few hours. Such reading has its value.
Be committed to learning something new each day!

She made him no reply.
"I am not too proud to believe it, Louisa. How could
I be arrogant, and you before me! Can it be so? Is it
so, dear?"
He looked upon her, lying cast away there; and with-
out another word went out of the room. He had not
been long gone, when she heard a light tread near the
door, and knew that someone stood beside her.
She did not raise her head. A dull anger that she
should be seen in her distress, and that the involuntary
look she had so resented should come to this fulfillment,
smouldered within her like an unwholesome fire.
All closely imprisoned forces rend and destroy. The
air that would be healthful to the earth, the water that
would enrich it, the heat that would ripen it, tear it when
caged up. So in her bosom even now; the strongest
qualities she possessed, long turned upon themselves,
became a heap of obduracy, that rose against a friend.
It was well that soft touch came upon her neck, and
that she supposed herself to have fallen asleep. The
sympathetic hand did not claim her resentment. Let it
lie there, let it lie.
It lay there, warming into life a crowd of gentler
thoughts; and she rested. As she softened with the
quiet, and the consciousness that she was being
watched, some tears made their way into her eyes. The
face touched hers, and she knew that there were tears
upon it too, and she the cause of them.
As Louisa feigned to raise herself, and sat up, Sissy
retired, so that she stood placidly near the bed-side.
"I hope I have not disturbed you. I have come to
ask if you would let me stay with you."
"Why should you stay with me? My sister will miss
you. You are everything to her."
"Am I?" returned Sissy, shaking her head. "I would
be something to you if I might."
"What?" said Louisa almost sternly.
"Whatever you want most, if I could be that. At all
events, I would like to try to be as near it as I can. And
however far off that may be, I will never tire of trying.
Will you let me?"

What to do
1. Let's hope that novels read over the Christmas
holidays afforded you an opportunity to learn about such
natural family occurrences like sudden illnesses. Read
the passage again, and then determine adjectives that
sum up the sick person's disposition. Describe a clear
picture of what you have discovered.
2. Write a soothing conversation between the sick
Louisa and Sissy. Just include anything that makes fit-
ting conversation at this time of crisis.
3. Write short a description of Sissy's character.

The Paragraph Revision

A paragraph is a group of sentences that you, the
writer, make work as a team.
In the selection below, indicate by number, the sen-
tence or sentences that do not contribute to the team-
work of the paragraph.

(1) At one time the wooden tobacco pipe was a com-
mon sight in our fore-parents' homes. (2) I've never
seen one, but my father has. (3) Its gradual disappear-
ance was caused by improper care. (4) These pipes
must be oiled inside and out to preserve the wood. (5)
Now these wooden tobacco pipes are found mainly in
museums and private collections. (6) My only first
cousin collects wooden tobacco pipes. (7) The Mu-
seum in Hope Street, with fifty-four wooden pipes, prob-
ably has the most extensive collection. (8) Last Feb-
ruary we saw similar displays of the first Guyanese
when we visited the New Hope Stre't Museum.

Remember how sentences in a paragraph fit to-
(1) By telling about the same subject;
(2) By relating a single sequence of events;
(3) By explaining part of the same process, step by
(4) By supplying the details necessary to prove the
truth of a general statement.

Methods of Development

Explain by which of the four methods of develop-
ment just described is each paragraph below developed.

A. Looking through my field glasses, I spotted a wild
dog on a nearby mountains side. The animal looked al-
most like a kind of husky dog that people keep as pets
except for his air of wildness. As the wild dog loped
closer, I put down the glasses and raised my rifle. I
sighted carefully. The wolf was almost within a hun-
dred yards when I fired. That's when my alarm clock
woke me.

B. Here's a trick that I learned. You can lift a piece
of ice with a piece of string without tying any knots.
First wet the end of the string thoroughly and lay it on
the ice. Then sprinkle some salt on the ice and string.
Wait ten seconds before lifting the string. The ice will
be frozen to the string.

Extracts for Your English Language Commonplace

The Little Girl and the Wolf

One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark rainforest
for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of deli-
cious food for her grandmother. Finally a little girl did
come along and she was carrying a large basket of de-
licious food. "Are you carrying that basket of food to
your grandmother?" asked the wolf. The little girl said
yes, she was. So the cunning wolf asked the girl where
her grandmother lived and she told him. He immedi-
ately disappeared among the trees.

When the little girl opened the door of her
grandmother's house she saw that there was somebody
in bed covered from head to toes with nightclothes.
She was a clever girl, and before she could reach the
bed she saw clearly that it was not her grandmother
but the big wolf that questioned her earlier. It was so
obvious that he thought her to be silly like some other
girls that he smiled and showed his big teeth. The little
girl took out her high-powered weapon from her bas-
ket and shot the wolf dead.

Brothers and sisters, I bid
you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog
to tear.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936 )
The Power of the Dog

The Happening
There is something profound about people's
behaviour. See what you can make of the event in the
following excerpt after paying careful attention to the
choice of words.
The violent explosion, which made Mrs Dalloway
jump and Miss Pym go to the window and apologise,
came from a car that had drawn to the side of the pave-
ment precisely opposite Mulberry's shop window.
Passers-by, who, of course, stopped and stared, had just
time to see a face of the very gravest importance against
the dove-grey upholstery, before a male hand drew the
blind and there was nothing to be seen except a square
of dove-grey.
Yet rumours were at once in circulation from the
middle of Bond Street to Oxford street on one side, to
Atkinson's scent shop on the other, passing invisibly, in-
audibly, like a cloud, swift, veil-like upon hills, falling in-
deed with something of a cloud's sudden sobriety and
stillness upon faces which a second before had been
utterly disorderly. But now mystery had brushed them
with her wing; they had heard the voice of authority;
the spirit of religion was abroad with her eyes bandaged
tight and her lips gaping wide. But nobody knew whose
face had been seen. Was it the Prince of Wales's, the
Queen's, the Prime Minister's? Whose face was it?
Nobody knew.
Edgar J. Watkins, with his roll of lead piping round
his arm, said audibly, humorously of course: "the Proime
Minister's kyar."
Septimus Warren Smith, aged about thirty, pale-
faced, beak-nosed, wearing brown shoes and shabby
overcoat, with hazel eyes which had that look of ap-
prehension in them which makes complete strangers
apprehensive too. The world has raised its whip; where
will it descend?
Everything had come to a standstill. The throb of
the motor engines sounded like a pulse irregularly drum-
ming through an entire body. The sun became extraor-
dinarily hot because the motor car had stopped outside
Mulberry's shop window; old ladies on the tops of om-
nibuses spread their black parasols; here a green, here
a red parasol opened with a little pop. Mrs. Dalloway,
coming to the window with her arms full of sweet peas,
looked out with her little pink face pursed in inquiry.
Everyone looked at the motor car. Septimus
looked. Boys on cycles sprang off. Traffic accu-
mulated. And there the motor car stood, with
drawn blinds, and upon them a curious pattern
like a tree, Septimus thought, and this gradual
drawi:. ', C of everything to one center be-
fore his eyes, as if some horror had come almost
to the surface and was about to burst into flames,
terrified him. The world wavered and quivered
and threatened to burst into flames. It is I who
am blocking the way, he thought. Was he not be-
ing looked at and pointed at; was he not weighted
there, rooted to the paven, !nt, for a purpose? But
for what purpose?

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at things from an outsider's perspective. Don't get nervous that the potential
you see isn't really there. It is. But you have to be ready to accept that this
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TAURUS -- If you want to have a unique day, all you need to do is take a
unique approach. All you need to do is see things from another perspective --
try seeing the world as an audience you must entertain, and your charm will
rise to the surface. Get creative about how you dress, and you'll get more at-
tention (of course, it could be good or bad attention). Be more flirtatious with
everyone -- you'll put smiles on faces, have a lot of fun, and feel like a star!

GEMINI -- 'Try' -- this one little word could mean big things for you today.
You see, there is a tremendous amount of value to be gained when you at
least attempt things. You can't always be successful at everything on the first
go, but you can always try again. It's time for you to reacquaint yourself with
the scrappier side of your personality -- the part of you that says 'I'll never
give up!' when a challenge forces you into a corner. You will prove your te-
nacity to skeptical onlookers.

CANCER -- A person you used to have a great deal of faith in has let you
down recently, but there is more to the story than you realize. You'll get one
more glimpse at their motivations today, which could create a different im-
pression about what the truth actually is. Things are going to work out dif-
ferently than the way you assumed they would. And whether you'll respond
really well or really badly is still up in the air. Take guidance from how other
people react.
LEO -- Sure, you know that you are supposed to look before you leap, but
do not forget that you also need to listen before you leap! Take in all the
instructions that are given before you act today. If you just plow full steam
ahead without making sure you understand everything you're supposed to
do, you'll end up getting lost -- or at least not arriving at the best possible
destination. Do not shortcut your abilities by making the 'faster is better' mis-
take. It is most decidedly not, especially today.
VIRGO -- It's the perfect day for you to stop what you're doing and take a
moment to reach up and pat yourself on the back! It took you a lot of hard
work to get to where you are right now, and you should enjoy all the fruits of
your labor. Take yourself out for a nice meal, and invite someone along who's
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appreciation society and enjoy feeling proud without having to worry about
coming off as too cocky.
LIBRA -- The limits and restrictions you have put on yourself recently are no
longer useful for your life right now. Whether you put yourself on a tighter
budget, a new diet, or some other type of strict regime, today the universe
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SCORPIO -- Your ideas are large and impressive right now -- perhaps even
too big for other people to understand! So if you want your ideas to be
adopted, you will definitely have to simplify them so people can wrap their
heads around what you're saying. Show them what you see. Think about your
audience -- what is most important to them? Focus on that, and show them
how they can get what they want out of your plan, too. You have a lot of
great sales skills that you don't always use.

SAGITTARIUS There is a very simple solution to your.complex. financial
problem -- stop spending money for a while! Try to think more like a fiscal
conservative and hold on to your wallet like it's your lifeline. Your already-
complicated relationship with money is getting more and more complex -- but
only because you are succumbing to trends and peer pressure too much. The
bottom line is still the same: Don't spend more than you have, and save more
than you need.

CAPRICORN Displaying too much aggression will do you more harm than
good right now, so try hard: to play nice -- especially with the, people who
just love pushing your buttons! Focus on breathing through the frustration
and looking on the brighter side of things. There are many positive things to
think about -- these will put a smile on your face instead of a scowl..You are
good at knowing when to pick your battles, and this is s skill youshould rely
on heavily today.
AQUARIUS -- If something confusing is starting to build bethieen you and
another person, don't try and fight it today. Even if you know. this is defi-
nitely not what you want, one more day of experiencing it won't hurt any-'
body. Try this new thing on for size -- not to see if it fits; but to'!pee why you
don't like the way it feels.. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to figure
out what you don't want your life to be, and how you can avoid letting it get
that way.
PISCES -- You are going to get a lot of positive attention very soon -- get
ready to have a permanent blush! If a group is looking for a leader, you should
step up and nominate yourself for the job. The way things are going today,
you're sure to win any type of popularity contest or election in a landslide!
There's simply no getting away from the fact that you have star power in a.
very exciting group. And all of this new attention will remind you about the
true value of old friends.

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Sunday Chronicle January 6, 2008

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Sunday Chronicle January 6, 2008


Congratulations and God's richest blessings to Mr.
and Mrs. Joylon Boston who celebrated their fifth
wedding anniversary on January 4 last. Greetings
from their parents, other relatives and friends.


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Happy 5th wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs.
Iqbal of 16 'C' Le Ressouvenir East Coast Demerara.
Greetings are from their two children, in-laws and
other relatives and friends, especially Nathalene.
May Allah continue showering his blessings upon
you and your family.

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Anniversary greetings are extended to Naiema and
Damion Ali Khan of 30 Broad Street, Charlestown,
who celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary
last December 28.
Greetings are from their son Dominic, other rela-
tives and friends, who all join in wishing them many
more years together with good health and happi-

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ramnauth of Pike
Street, Kitty, celebrating their 10th wedding anniver-
sary today, from their daughter Rebecca, Crystal
Ramnauth, the Harrypauls, and other friends and
relatives. They all pray that God will continue to
shower his blessings on you and your family.

Happy 37th wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs.
Rudolph Moses of the British Virgin Islands_ and
formerly of 181 Burnham Avenue Rosignol, Berbice.
Greetings from their three daughters, four
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Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 485"' edition of
S/ "Champion Cookery Corner", a
S weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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For those of you who over-indulged on Christmas goodies over the holiday, here are two low-fatt
recipes to help you gct Inh A into shape!
Preheat oven to 3500.
2 cup unbleached flour Prepare a bundt pan with cooking spray, set aside.
1 cup brown sugar, packed Combine flour brn s sugar, baking powder, baking soda,
1 tbsp Champion Baking Powder cinnamon, nutmeg. ginger and cloves in a large mixing
2 tsp.s cinnamon bowl. In a medium mixing bowl. combine pumpkin, skkin
4 tsp nutmeg milk, egg whites and sour cream. Spoon the pumpkin
1,4 tsp baking soda mixture into the flour mixture and mixjust until :ni.. ;ien...
1,4 tsp ginger Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes.
1/4 tsp cloves
1 15 oz canned pumpkin 18 servings: 112 Calories, less than one gram Fat. 36
2 cup skim milk Protein, 28g Carbohydrate. Img Chosolesterol, 116min
2 egg whites. whipped Sodium
1/3 cup fat-tiee sour cream Aote: The following pants may be used in place of t/he
bundt: 4 mini loaf pans, 12 muffin pans, 1-9 x 5" loaf pan,.
I-9x 13" baking pan, or 2-8x 8" baking pans.
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Mediterranean Eggplant Casserole

2 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, halved and sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano, dried
I '/ lsp. Salt
: Isp. Chico Black Pepper
1 lbs. tomatoes, chopped
3 tbs. fresh basil, sliced
1 cup dry bread crumbs, seasoned
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. divided
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
I cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 ig. or 2 lbs. eggplant, peeled and cut
crosswise into 3.'8" thick slices
Prepare a cookie sheet with fat free
cooking spray and set aside. Mix bread
crumbs with 2 tablespoons of parmesan

Dip eggplant slices in egg whites. coat with seasoned
bread crumbs. Place eggplant slices on prepared
cookie sheet. You will have 2 different batches.
Spray eggplant slices with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat, add
onion and garlic. Cook until softened. Add oregano.
I tsp. salt and Chico Black Pepper. Cook for one
minute. Add tomatoes, increase heat to high and cook
until thickened, about 10-12 minutes. Rcmoe c from
heat and add basil. Broil eggplant slices, I batch at a
time for 3-5 minutes per side, until brown. Preheat
oven to 425 F. Layer eggplant slices in a I V quart
baking dish. lTop with tomato mixture and sprinkle
with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan
cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese is bubbly, 10-15
Makes 6 servings: Cal 249: Pro 13 g: Fat 8 g: Chol 17
mg: Carbs 34 g Sod 1,287 mg: Fiber 7 g; sugar I g

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after Cops Make House Call

by Natalie Finn
When it rains, it pours.
Los \ngeles police were called to Britney Spears' gated Studib
City, Caiiforia, home Thursday night to resolve what authorities
have deemed a "custodial dispute" involving hey and Kevin


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BRITNEY Spears was seen being put into an ambulance
Federline's two children, after which the troubled pop star was trans-
ported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
LAPD spokesman Officer Jason Lee said that Spears was de-

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) As
2007 comes to an end, Shah
Rukh Khan is the undisputed
king of box office and
Kareena Kapoor is the "ac-
tress number 1".
Director Shimit Amin hit the
bull's eye with "Chak De! India"
and revived the hockey mania.
Ranbir Kapoor led the pack of
newcomers in 2007.

The top actors:
Shah Rukh Khan: Undisputed
king of the box office with two su-
per hits "Chak De! India" and "Om
.- Shanti Om" oozing star-power in
every frame. Next feature is with
good friend Karan Johar.
Akshay Kumar: Take a bow,
Akshay. With four hits
"Namastey London", "Heyy
Babyy", "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" and --
at the yearend "Welcome" the
man is the new invincible Midas at the box office.
Aamir Khan: With "Taare Zameen Par" Aamir proves he a man
of integrity and an artiste who puts his money where his mouth is.
The top actresses:
Kareena Kapoor: One rousing performance in "Jab We Met",
and she's back at the top. But where does Kareena go from here?
Yash Raj Films' "Tashan" is her next release and the buzz is she's
bagging Karan Johar's next with Shah Rukh.
Vidya Balan: Three solid hits "Guru", "Heyy Babyy" and

trained and "taken in for evaluation" after police arrived at her house
and found her to be under the influence of an '..' "own substance.
Spears arrived at L.A.'s Cedarq-Sinai Meui-Ia Center just be-
fore 12:30 a.m., and is on "medical hold," i.e. being detained, while
docs of the physical and psychological variety check her out.
A second ambulance, reportedly contain a chijd, left Spears'
house shortly after the first one and was headed in the same direc-
There's no immediate word on whether charges ,ill be filed.
The cops were called at 8 p.m. anti were still there at 10:30
p.m. when several other police cars, two ambulances, a firetruck, a
police chopper and, of course, the press rolled up behind them.
A handful of paramedics were inside the house as of 11 p.m.
and were said to be treating the 26-year-olI singer, but no specific
injuries have been reported.
Medics were seen rolling a gurney and other equipment into
the house.
Lee couldn't say who originally called the police but did
say the call was in reference to a "family custodial dispute
that we are trying to peacefully resolve." He later said that
the children were turned over to Federline's camp at about
10:50 p.m., just as the medical cavalry was arriving, after po-
lice reviewed a court order stipulating that it was time for the
toddlers' father to be in charge.
K-Fed's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, was spotted arriving
at the Spears home shortly before 8 p.m. this evening, but was
seen leaving before the big to-do. It's unclear whether the court docu-
ments on hand were courtesy of Kaplan'.
Us Weekly reported that the clqsh in question occurred
when Federline's bodyguards arrived at Spears' house this
evening to retrieve two-year-old Sean Preston and year-
old Jayden James, and Spears refused to hand over the

"Bhool Bhulaiyaa" have suddenly made Vidya a force to reckon
with.'In 2008, she'll be competing % i.th Priyanka Chopra, who has
an impressive line up of lavish releases, and Aishwarya Rai whose
"Jodhaa-Akbar" could be the biggest.
Konkona Sen-Sharma: From Rani's chirpy sibling in "Laaga
Chunari Mein Daag" to Kunal Kapoor's besotted Laila in "Aaja
Nachle", Konkona didn't really deliver:the hits, But her solid per-
forming powers put her among the formidable actresses.
The top directors: I
Shimit Amin: He made hockey sexy. Shah Rukh Khan in his
most sober role to date was putty in Amin's hands. The guy has
taken a long sabbatical after the triumph of "Chak De! India". Of
course, he returns to A Yash Raj Film. I
Imtiaz Ali: And .o what if "Jab Wj Met" came when the lead
pair parted? ShahidfKapur and Kareena Kapoor never seemed to
share stronger chemistry in any of the lilms that they did together
as a real-life pair. Ali, who earlier directed Abhay Deol's debut film
"Socha Na'Tha", is flooded with offerS. He has agreed to direct a
film for producer SaifAli Khan.
Priyadarshan: Only director of 2007 ith two hits, a minor "Dhol"
and a major "Bhool Bhulaiyya", Priya sure 1as come a long way.
Top music directors:
Monty Singh: The scintillating score of "Saawariya" has single-
handedly revived the era of pure melodies.
Pritam Chakraborty: The composer, delivered modern songs in
"Life... In A Metro", "Bhool Bhulaiyaa'! and "Jab We Met".
Vishal-Shekhar: "Sajnaji vari-vari" in "Honeymoon Travels Pvt
Ltd" at the beginning of 2007 and "Dard-e-disco" in "Om Shanti
Om" at year-end rocked the charts.
The top newcomers of the year:
Ranbir Kapoor: Rock-solid pedigree, endearing screen presence
and oodles of self-confidence made the newest Kapoor on the block
every girl's favourite "Saawariya". Next year Ranbir will be seen
wooing Bipasha, Katrina, Deepika Padukone and Minissha Lamba.
Sonam Kapoor: She's been compared with Waheeda Rehman
and Rekha. Sonam is here to stay. Everyone from Ekta Kapoor to
Preity Zinta finds her interesting.
Ruslaan Mumtaz: "Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar" was a damp squib,
but Ruslaan created a ripple in a quiet way. Watch out for him in
his second film "Tere Sang".
Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan's dreamy girl from
"Om Shanti Onm" made a dream debut in a double role. Her
next film "Made In China" pairs the OSO babe with Akshay


by Josh Grossberg

Brandy can breathe a little easier now.
In a belated holiday gift, prosecutors in Los Angeles
have decided not to file a misdemeanor vehicular manslaugh-
ter charge against the R&B songstress for last year's chain-
reaction car crash that resulted in a woman's death.
According to a statement from the Los Angeles City
Attorney's Office, authorities opted not to proceed with a
criminal case after a probe found "insufficient evidence" that
Brandy, whose last name Norwood, was to blame.
"After conducting a thorough investigation, which in-
cluded consulting with some of the top accident reconstruc-
tion experts in the country, city prosecutors concluded there
was insufficient evidence from which a jury could find Ms.
Norwood guilty of such a charge beyond a reasonable
doubt," prosecutors said.
The fatal collision occurred on Dec. 30, 2006, when
the Grammy-winning ex-Moesha star slammed her
2007 Land Rover into the back of a 2005 Toyota Co-
rolla at 65 mph, setting off a four car pile-up.