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
Creation Date: January 13, 2008
Publication Date: 1975-
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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$116. 9MD&I project

commissioned on

Hogg Island

PPP says PNC mUst come clean
on missing GDF weapons
- Ramotar calls for inquiry Page two

THE Agriculture Ministry, in its drive to improve the livelihood and boost
production among rural farmers, yesterday commissioned a $116.9 M
drainage and irrigation project on Western Hogg Island, in the Essequibo
River, Region Three.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008

PPP says PNC must

come clean on missing

GDF weapons

Ramotar calls for inquiry

THE ruling People's Progres-
sive Party (PPP) yesterday
charged the main opposition
party to come clean on weap-
ons missing from the Army,
following a statement by the
military that two of the three
weapons discovered at
Mahaicony were issued to the
then People's National Con-

gress (PNC) government in
the 1970's, but were never re-
"They (the PNC) need to
come clean to tell us how many
(more) weapons they have from
the Army and to return them,"
PPP General Secretary Mr
Donald Ramotar said in an in-
vited comment.

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Fa lrs' .onneetioll
A new and interactive live 1-hour programme this and every
Sunday at 15:00hrs on NCN Channel 11 and Voice of Guyana,
with hosts Christopher Chapwanya and Aditya Persaud.

ihe programme will creature representatives irom tme Ministry
of Agriculture and its agendes, providing a forum for farmers
and members of the public to call in and offer comments,
recommendations, and have their questions and concerns
addressed as it relates to matters in the agriculture sector.

The weapons were recov-
ered by the Police on Wednes-
day at Zeskendren, Mahaicony,
after three gunmen fled the
The Guyana Defence
Force (GDF) said it issued
the weapons to the Ministry
of Mobilisation and National
Development in 1976 and
1979. The weapons were
never returned, the GDF
Ramotar said he was not
surprised by the Army's revela-
tion, charging, "we had known"
that at a time of the philosophy
of party paramountcy over the
state in the 1970's and 1980's,
"a lot of these para-military
type organizations were set up
by the PNC".
The PPP General Secretar)
also said it was more than
rumour that the PNC had taken
weapons when they left office
in 1992 after being in power foi
28 years.
Ramotar said an inquiry is
needed "to try to find out where
the weapons are and try to gel
them back".
"What is clear is that these
weapons are in the hands ol
very dangerous criminals within
our society,' Ramotar stated.
The PNCR-1G has no<
responded to the Army's

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008

$116.9M D&I project

commissioned on Hogg Island

By Tajeram Mohabir
THE Agriculture Ministry, in
its drive to improve the live-
lihood and boost production
among rural farmers, yester-
day commissioned a $116.9 M
drainage and irrigation
project on Western Hogg Is-
land, in the Essequibo River,
Region Three.
The project, executed under
the Poor Rural Community
Support Services Project
(PRCSSP), saw the excavation
and rehabilitation of 11 miles of
canal and the construction of

five reinforcement structures at
the Western Hogg Island River.
PRCSSP acting programme
manger Abdul Annief, in his re-
marks at a ceremony held at
Western Hogg Island Primary
School, said the project will
yield direct benefit to some 300
He pointed out the main
economic activities of residents
on the biggest island in Guyana
include cattle rearing and the cul-
tivation of ground provisions,
pineapples, and vegetables,
mainly pumpkin and water-

Annief noted that prior to
the commencement of the
project, farmers would manu-
ally excavate four foot drains
to get water off their farm-
lands. This process was very
challenging since it severely
curtailed the expansion of
new lands and was costly and
The acting programme man-
ager said the new initiative will
ensure farmlands are adequately
drained and over 2000 acres of
new lands will become acces-
sible for cultivation. Annief ex-
plained the inward canals will

facilitate easier transport of pro-
duce from the island to Parika
with less damage.
Agriculture Minister Robert
Persaud told farmers and resi-
dents of the island that the in-
vestment seeks to transform
their potential of expanding
production and widening their
income bracket.

. Persaud acknowledged that
government's assistance to
Hogg Island farmers over the
years has been limited and
pointed out the administration,
realising this, embarked on the
project to revive agriculture
Persaud urged farmers to
make full use of the opportuni-
ties they now have to maximize
returns and promised his min-
istry will offer technical sup-
However, he implored the
farmers to expand production
and plant crops that are in
demand locally and region-
ally. The minister said the
$89M Parika packaging
house and storage facility in

Region Three was ideally
built for these ventures.
The PRCSSP project is
funded by government, the Car-
ibbean Development Bank
(CDB) and the International
Fund for Agricultural Develop-
ment (IFAD). The initiative
seeks to alleviate poverty in Re-
gions Two and Three by in-
creasing poor rural household
income through the expansion of
on-farm production and foster-
ing the promotion of Rural Mi-
The project was under-
taken by S. Khan Contract-
ing Services. It began on
September 11, 2006 and was
completed on December 5,
last year.


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THE new drainage and irrigation structure on Hogg Island. (Photo by Adrian Narine)

Public consultation proposes

wide-ranging changes for UG

By Tajeram Mohabir
EXTENSION of the retire-
ment age for academic staff
and stronger links with the
Private Sector were among
the wide ranging changes
proposed Friday last, at a five-
hour consultation on the way
forward for the University of

Guyana (UG).
Representatives from a
broad cross-section of the popu-
lace aired views at the open
public forum which was
organised by Ministry of Edu-
cation and hosted at the Inter-
national Convention Centre,
Liliendaal, East Coast

Education Minister Shaik
Baksh, in opening remarks, in-
vited proposals geared to enable
UG to grapple with the chal-
lenges of the 21st century and
be competitive in the interna-
tional arena.
He said UG has produced
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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13;.2008

Bush hails Iraq progress

MANAMA (Reuters) Presi-
dent George W. Bush said on
Saturday that America's new
strategy had reversed Iraq's
descent into mayhem and the
United States was on track to
complete the withdrawal of
20,000 troops by mid-year.
After talks at a base in the
Kuwaiti desert with his military
commander in Iraq. General
David Petraeus. and the U.S.
ambassador in Baghdad. Ryan
Crocker. Bush said security
gains in Iraq "are allowing some
U.S. forces to return home".
He added: "Any addi-
tional reduction will be based
on the recommendation of
General Petraeus. and those
recommendations will be
based entirely on the condi-
tions on the ground in Iraq."
Bush conceded that until
last year,. "our strategy sim-
ply wasn't working",. with
Iraq riven by sectarian vio-
lence and al Qaeda militants
strengthening their grip in
many areas. He said the newv

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Democratic presidential con-
tender Hillary Clinton on Fri-
day proposed $70 billion in
emergency spending to stave
off a possible U.S. election-
year recession, upstaging Re-
publican rivals who clashed
over the economy but offered
few specifics..
The New York senator, who
hopes to become the Democratic
nominee in the November elec-
tion, proposed $30 billion to
help low-income families hit by
the mortgage crisis and $40 bil-
lion in other spending, mainly for
the poor and unemployed.

strategy, involving a troop
buildup and a focus on
counter-insurgency warfare,
was turning things around.
Bush later flew to Bahrain,
a close U.S. ally which hosts
the U.S. Fifth Fleet, where he
was greeted by King Hamad
bin Isa al-Khalifa.
Bush praised the king for
Bahrain's efforts on democratic
reforms, citing the holding of
elections and that a woman
was elected to the parliament.
"Bahrain's reforms are making
your nation stronger, you're
showing strong leadership,
you're showing the way for-
ward to other nations." Bush
About 200 demonstra-
tors gathered near the U.S.
embassy in the capital
Manama. carrying anti-U.S.
placards and some chanting
slogans against the ruling
family. "State terrorism -
Made in USA." read one
In Kuwait, Bush said:

The former first lady, try-
ing to build momentum after
her narrow New Hampshire
primary victory over Illinois
Sen. Barack Obama, also urged
Congress to prepare an addi-
tional $40 billion in tax rebates
for low- and middle-income
families to be implemented if
the initial stimulus fails.
Clinton released her eco-
nomic proposals amid warn-
ings that a recession is increas-
ingly likely. Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted
on Thursday at "substantive"
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President George W. Bush shakes hands after speaking
to U.S. military personnel stationed in Kuwait at Camp
Arifjan in Kuwait January 12, 2008. (REUTERS/Larry
"Iraq is now a different place reduced. Hope is returning to
from one year ago. Much Baghdad, and hope is return-
hard work remains, but levels ing to towns and villages
of violence are significantly throughout the country."

his own economic stimulus
"I don't think we can wait.
... Too many people will be
hurt, too many jobs will be lost.
too many homes will be fore-
closed oh," Clinton said, urging
the Congress to work with the
president to avert a slide toward
Republicans criticised the
"Democrats always look to
the government to give away
money as the first solution,"
said Arizona Sen. John MCCain,
a leading presidential candidate.
Campaigning in South
Carolina, McCain said the
"most immediate benefi-
cial effect on the economy"
could be achieved by mak-
ing permanent Bush ad-
ministration tax cuts that
are set to expire at the end
of 2010.

Democratic presidential
candidate Sen. Hillary
Clinton (D-NY) takes
questions for the audience
after speaking about
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Pressure mounts

on Kenya to

defuse crisis

NAIROBI (Reuters) The European Union, United States
and United Nations urged Kenya's feuding politicians on
Saturday to agree a peaceful and democratic end to vio-
lence that has killed 500 people since disputed December
27 polls.
A day after the opposition urged foreign sanctions against
President Mwai Kibaki, who it says rigged his re-election,
Washington and Brussels said it could not be "business as usual"
with cast Africa's biggest economy without a deal.
"All political parties in Kenya should recognize that it can-
not be business as usual in Kenya until there is political com-
promise which leads to a lasting solution that reflects the will

A displaced woman sits at a temporary shelter
after ethnic violence in Nairobi's Mathera slums
January 12,2008. (REUTERS/Antony Njuguna)

of the Kenyan people," the EU said in a statement.
The European Union and United States are coordinating
their efforts to end the crisis in Kenya. an EU diplomat said.
The top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, said
Washington was "deeply disappointed" that Kibaki and his ri-
val Raila Odinga had not yet held face-to-face talks.
"Both should acknowledge serious irregularities in the vote
tallying which made it impossible to determine with certainty
the final result," she said in a statement. "In the meantime, the
United States cannot conduct business as usual in Kenya."
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is due to lead
a new push for peace in Kenya this week. But the opposition
is planning new protests after African Union talks collapsed.
An EU source said it was too early to talk about sanc-

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Trinidad granny

charged with stealing

$20 in ochroes
TRINIDAD EXPRESS Great-grandmother Argeemoon
Eden went to court in handcuffs Friday, charged with steal-
ing 100 ochroes.
Eden, 77, pleaded not
guilty and said it was she who
planted and reaped the
ochroe.s, on her land.
She was relea-ed on $500
bail and in two weeks her case
n ill be heard before Princes
I To% n Magistrate Rae
"1 didn't do that," said
Eden %hen she limped into
Her atiorne\. Petronella
Ba Eden. of Papourne Road,
Barrackpoie. %\as arrested at
her home Thursdad night and
kept in a cell at the
'I DIDN'T DO THAT": Barrackpore Police Station.
Argeemoon Eden who Basdeo said Eden was dia-
appeared at the San betic and suffered ith heart
Fernando Magistrates' disease and %a-s denied her
Court Friday in handcuffs medication Eden was allowed
for stealing her own to sit dunng the hearing of her
Ochroes. (Krishna Maharaj) case
She is charged with steal-
ing the vegetables, worth $20 from Sundardaye MaLadeen. her
neighbour. But Basdeo said no ochro e\hibt was brought to
After being released yesterday evening, Eden told the
Express that the police came to her home at 8 p.m.. and no
ochro was found.

Tit for Tat as Bajans

head to the polls

televised version, but a debate
continues between the main
political party leaders in in-
tense campaigning for the
general election on Tuesday.
In his opening salvo, David
Thompson, leader bf the Demo-
cratic Labour Party (DLP), queried
a $75 000 cheque made out to
Prime Minister Owen Arthur and
screened a copy to the thousands
attending what was billed as a
"bombshell-dropping" mass meet-
ing at Haggatt Hall, St Michael, on
Wednesday night.
In the next round, on Thurs-
day night at Factory Avenue,
The Pine, St Michael, Arthur,
leader of the Barbados Labour
Party [BLP], responded to the
Opposition Leader's allegations.
He said: "It is simply a
campaign contribution and I
have already said ten months ago
on the floor of Parliament that
yes, the cheque was received
and I distributed it among my
colleagues. It was well received
and it was well spent."
On Thursday night at Eden
Lodge, St Michael, Arthur re-
turned to the issue, maintaining
his earlier position.
"In the last election I got
$75 000 from Caribbean Com-


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nance them. At the end of the
day not for me alone, but a lot
of our candidates in the Labour
The DLP leader yesterday
returned to the issue when he
said that "regrettably a pe-
rusal from a banking institu-
tion, compromises his status
as Minister of Finance and as
the regulator of financial in-
stitutions in this country, any-
where else in the world, [he]
would have resigned.

Trinidad Attorney General faints

while delivering speech at school

TRINIDAD 'EXPRESS Working too hard and not eating
enough over two days is what caused Attorney General Bridgid
Annisette-George to faint while addressing students at a sec-
ondary school Friday, Government sources have said.
Annisette-George is now at home resting comfortably after she
underwent several tests at the privately-owned St Clair Medical
Centre, Port-of-Spain, where she was rushed to by her security de-
The incident occurred almost three months after Annisette-
George first took up her duties as Attorney General, the second
highest Cabinet post, on November 19, 2007.
"It appears she didn't have any breakfast this morning and

STRESS: Attorney General Bridgid Annisette-George walks
onto the stage to deliver her speech to pupils of St
Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain, at an awards ceremony
Friday. Annisette-George fainted while delivering her
speech and was taken to hospital. She's now resting at
home. (Roberto Codallo)
didn't have any dinner last night. She is being overworked. All the
(medical) tests came back with no problems," one source said.
Annisette-George fainted at around 10.20 a.m., while delivering
an address during an awards function entitled "Managing change
and community" held at St Joseph's Convent, Port of Spain
In a statement, Information Minister Neil Parsanlal confirmed
that Annisette-George was released from St Clair Medical "and is
resting comfortably at her home".
As Attorney General, Annisette-George is responsible for the
administration of legal affairs in Trinidad and Tobago.

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WHATEVER THE outcome of Tuesday's verdict of
the electorate of Barbados, the government and
people of Guyana are committed to respecting
their decision.
As one of the founding members of the Caribbean
Community back in 1.973, Barbados has remained firmly
committed to the region's economic integration
movement under successive governments led by either
of its two major parties-Barbados Labour Party and the
Democratic Labour Party.
Guyanese would have been encouraged and
inspired by the firm resolve of its CARICOM partners
to preserve the tradition of free and fair elections, a
position to which our own nation had returned in October
. 1992 with the historic general election that followed the
last rigged election since 1968.
The Guyana Government would have taken note
of the robust election campaigns in recent elections
in the Caribbean Community, including the last
two-Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago-and all of
which were verified by independent observers as
free and fair.
It is to ihe credit of the electorate of CARICOM states
that they are increasingly demonstrating that level of
commitment to perpetuate electoral democracy as the
foundation of our region's multi-party system of
In the case of Tuesday's election in Barbados, a
concern of Guyanese is the hope for better and not less
cooperation from a government in Bridgetown towards
nationals of this country on their arrival on legitimate
business in that Eastern Caribbean partner state of our
While we are aware of the calls in more recent times
in Barbados for "managed migration", we would caution
against decisions made on the basis of social and
political prejudices that run counter to the letter and spirit
of what all member states of CARICOM claim
commitment, namely free movement of nationals of our
Despite commendable efforts on the part of the
leadership of the present BLP administration, there have
been too many instances of hostile and discriminatory
treatment of Guyanese visitors arriving at Barbados'
international airport.
That's why we share the hope of Guyanese travellers
for the courtesy and respect of rights to which they also
deserve when they arrive at ports of entry for either
pleasure or business.
This attitude would certainly contribute to even
better relations among the citizens of both countries
that are founding members of a Community now on
its way to establishing a common economic space
with the CSME.
The reports out of Barbados have pointed to very
tense but peaceful campaigning, consistent with the
political maturity of the Barbadian people.
As we await the official results of Tuesday's poll,
we have no doubt that the process will continue to be
peaceful and fair. This must be the norm in every
country of our Caribbean Community.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008

The executive

exercised its

Many have raised harsh and uncalled-for criticisms against
President Bharrat Jagdeo and his Government, arguing that
only Parliament has the right to approve the distribution of
'scrutineering funds'; and that any non-parliamentary ap-
proval would be unconstitutional.
Half of the 'scrutineering funds' was intended for the Govern-
ment and the residue for the Opposition Parties; and so since the
Opposition Parties could not reach some sort of agreement on the
method for distributing the funds among themselves, the
'scrutineering funds' graduated to becoming an unreal issue.
Let me make it clear that these 'scrutineering funds' were not
appropriated through Parliament, in terms of Parliament making a
specific appropriation for scrutineers. The Executive exercised its
discretion to fund scrutineers through a Cabinet decision; and so
the funds were provided out of the State's benevolence.
Under these circumstances, the Minister of Finance could exer-
cise his discretion to determine the distribution of such funds. And
at any rate, Parliament will still have to appropriate these funds at
some end point.
Also, we should note that the 'scrutinizing process' is not
part of GECOM's mandate.

Stabroek News not

fair nor balanced
As an ardent reader of the Stabroek News, I am disappointed
to have to write a letter to the editor expressing my views on a
matter such as this. The Stabroek News tries to give the im-
pression that the newspaper is balanced but this is not true. A
letter in today's edition of the Stabroek News (January 12,
2008) is an important case in point.
A letter penned by Amna Ally, Member of Parliament for the
People's National Congress Reform (PNCR) captioned, 'The PNCR
fully supports house-to-house registration' is in response to a let-
ter written by Jean Ramroop captioned 'Attempts to confuse the
public should be condemned', but this letter was never published
by that newspaper.
In all fairness to the public, I think that if they are being pre-
sented with a letter which is responding to something else, then
they have a right to be able to read both points of view rather than
be given a one-sided look at the situation.
But this situation truly shows the Stabroek News' stand. Regu-
lar Guyanese writing letters do not have much hope of having them
published if they do not have a certain affiliation or title. Jean
Ramroop's letter was never published by the Stabroek News; it
was instead in the Guyana Chronicle.
In journalism, there is need to be fair and balanced but
the Stabroek News practices neither of the two and yet they
make claims of being both.

Come on Freddie, it's

Bharrat not Burnham
I wish that you would allow me the space in your prestigious
publication to comment on some of the diatribes of Freddie
Kissoon. I must admit that I do read his articles and overall I
find them to be interesting. However, having read them, I feel
a sense of compulsion'to voice my opinion at his continuous
character assassination of our fellow country men and women
and his venomous attack on the president and the government.
While I hold no brief for anyone, I would defend the right of
Mr. Kissoon and others to freely express their opinion in this
fledging hard-fought-for democratic society we all now enjoy.
My political acumen and my unwavering sense of patriotism
make it obligatory for me to professionally and independently
form an opinion on the performance of the government of the
day. Like others, and I sure there are many, I have lived my
entire life in this country and in the process experienced tur-
bulent and prosperous times. Following my assimilation of
Freddie's rants, I coerced myself to conduct some basic re-
search. Fortunately, and disappointingly for Freddie's sake, I
failed to rekindle any memory of someone as supposedly in-
telligent as Mr. Kissoon, to be so bitter; in my opinion, be-
cause his preposterous ramblings resulted from him not be-
ing able to impose his pseudo-scholarly analysis onto others.
It is pellucid from his almost daily harangues that his
attitude towards the current administration is vinegary. He
continues to gallantly foster the unfounded notion of
Please see page seven


The 'separation

of powers'

concept is not a

sacred cow
THE media and opposition elements became frantic when Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo recently expressed concerns over the
Court's ruling on how the scrutineering funds should be dis-
tributed. And the implication is explicit, too, in that President
Jagdeo should not make observations on judicial matters. Such
observations constitute a violation of the notion of 'separation
of powers', according to this misguided group of people.
And so we saw over the past week several communications
pouring in, suggesting that the concept of the 'separation of pow-
ers' is a sacred cow; meaning that the concept must not be infringed;
and that the judiciary also is some kind of holy animal. Indeed, this
accepted wisdom is akin to 19th century thinking. But, first, what
is this 'separation of powers'?
John Locke in his Civil Government (1690), second treatise,
introduced only legislative and executive powers; and Montesquieu
in his L'Esprit des Lois in 1748 included the judicial powers. And
Montesquieu believed that a country's freedom is predicated on the
separation of the three types of power legislative, executive, -and
Legislative power refers to the power to enact laws and parlia-
ment performs this function. Executive power denotes the power
to implement laws, and government performs this function. Judi-
cial power alludes to the power to interpret laws in accordance with
the constitution, and the high court performs this function.
The U.S. was the first to initiate the concept of 'separation of
powers' into its written Constitution. But there is no explicit pro-
vision in its Constitution, indicating that there should be three sepa-
rate branches of the Federal Government, according to Professor
Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School.
However, James Madison did insert an amendment in his Bill
of Rights' proposal to make these powers explicit; but Congress
rejected the proposal, intimating that the Constitution already car-
ried an adequate amount of 'separation of powers', and possibly
created a window of opportunity for appropriate encroachment of
one type of power upon the other.
And so for pragmatic reasons, the U.S. exemplifies consider-
able executive and congressional infringements upon the 'separa-
tion of powers'.
Picture the U.S. where there is the historically 'strong presi-
dent' view: The U.S. President may do anything not explicitly pro-
hibited by the Constitution; the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co v.
Sawyer (1952) and the Dames and More v. Regan (1981) cases am-
plify this 'strong president' view.
The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co v. Sawyer (1952) case hap-
pened during the Korean War when there was industrial unrest at
the U.S. steel mills; President Harry Truman then took control of
the mills. And seven justices of the court stipulated that the pow-
ers of the President are not explicitly prohibited under article II of
the Constitution.
The Dames and More v. Regan (1981) case addressed the con-
stitutionality of President Jimmy Carter's executive orders addressing
claims by Americans against Iran to be adjudicated by a specially-
created tribunal; in this case, the Executive branch proposed the
establishment of a tribunal that would-ordinarily be set up by the
judiciary. However, the Court upheld President Carter's Executive
encroachment on the judiciary.
More recently, we see other unique encroachments on the 'sepa
ration of powers' when President George Bush commented on an
imminent Supreme Court case in 2006, Hamdan v,. Rumsfeld; the
case that was intended to determine whether military commission
would adjudicate on the Guantanamo Bay detainees. And again.
another executive infringement on the 'separation of powers' hap-
pened when President Bush admonished the courts; indicating that
they gave Americans only one option, and that is to have an amend
ment banning same-sex marriages.
Periodically, these Executive infringements or encroachment.
become a prerequisite for making necessary adjustments to ever
present changes; and so we need to perceive 'separation of pow
ers' pragmatically, and not as 'black' and 'white', but as a continuum
Recall that even the Congress of James Madison's days though
it was inappropriate to make the notion more explicit to the poin
of redundancy; the Congress appropriately left a window of op
portunity for encroachments that would facilitate better adjustment
to changes.
A democracy enables those adjudicating in the judiciary to th
carry necessary and sufficient professionalism, in order to present
just and fundamentally fair rulings; and Guyana is a democracy.
Clearly, then, under this type of political system, those adjudicate
ing in the judiciary need not bother about comments on their rul
ings, regardless of the quarters from which they emerge; unless, 0
course, such rulings really are the pits.
And so President Jagdeo is well fortified, both historical
and contemporaneously, in expressing concerns about th
Court's ruling on the 'scrutineering fund'.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008 7


Stabroek's lapse into unprofessionalism

I refer to a Letter to the Editor published in the Stabroek News
3 January 2008 and entitled "This store gives no bill, refused
a refund" about an alleged incident owned or operated on Re-
gent Street by persons of Chinese descent.
I won't comment on the alleged non-issuance of a receipt and
refusal to give a refund from the store, except to commend him/her
for an apparent interest in consumer rights.
Of more concern is the way the newspaper's editors permitted
publication of the reference to the race of the store owner/
employees. In the context of the story, such a reference was to-
tally uncalled for. It was a blatant violation of an elementary jour-
nalistic principle: never cite a person's race (or colour,national
origin,religion,sexual orientation, physical disability, marital status
or other personal characteristic) unless it is absolutely necessary
and pertinent.
What has the race of the store ownere/employees have do with

Come on Freddie ...
From page six
undemocratic and dictatorial practices by the Head of State
and his government. My feeling of culminated impatience at
Freddie's tirades compels me to remind him in an effort to
unclog his thinking mechanism that President Jagdeo was re-
elected in 2006, an election, if not the only one in our history
to date, free from violence. The PPP/C received 54.6% of the
votes cast while the second highest number of votes garnered
was 34% by the PNCR-1G, a difference of 20.6%. Guyanese
received commendation from numerous international
organizations on their efforts and ability to conduct a violence
free poll. One just has to look at what's currently happening
in Kenya, regarded as probably the most stable country in
Africa, to appreciate how far we have come as a democratic
nation since 1992. My memory was refreshed during my recent
research as to the blatant election rigging prior to 1992 under
the PNC administration.
Giving credit to Freddie, his bold documentation of those elec-
toral malpractices bears him out. He often alludes to his unceremo-
nious incarceration by the Burnham administration and never hesi-
tates to name those who allegedly were in his company. He never
falters to remind us of his endeavors in opposing the oppression
imposed on the Guyanese people by the late Forbes Burnham and
his eventual ban from the University of Guyana by the PNC
founder leader. Freddie never waivered in his passion and enthusi-
asm to describe Burnham as a dictator. He always solemnly reminds
us of the brutal slaying of Father Bernard Darke, allegedly at the
hands of PNC thugs and of the many Guyanese who were targeted
and hastily thrown in jail without explanation for simply request-
ing that their basic rights and freedom be observed. He would fur-
ther remind us of other atrocities committed by the PNC, including
the banning of newsprint for the Mirror newspaper and other pub-
lications, when your vote didn't count, when long lines were preva-
lent for basic food items and fuel, when people's properties were
confiscated to the convenience of those in power, and many others
too numerous to mention in this letter. I am confident that Freddie
needs no reminder on that dark phase of our history, which we for-
tunately rallied through and is now behind us.
Given these and other diabolically documented dark days un-
der the PNC, I can only hypothesize that Freddie's ability to com-
prehend the basic connotation of dictatorship is not only skewed,
but stuck in the past. We now have about 20 television stations
many of which provide a forum for so-called talk show hosts to
openly and imputatively criticize government, private profession-
als and even ordinary citizens. I am sure that Freddie would agree
that these individuals cross the line and step into the realm of libel
and gross disrespect with blatant disregard for the personal harm
they cause. Newspapers print unhindered, and like some television
stations, unresistingly knock government. Freddie's articles are tes-
timony to this. This wasn't possible by the media under Burnham
and to a large extent Hoyte despite his approval of Stabroek News'
The President doesn't stop private media houses from pub-
lishing their material. The Stabroek News "protest" on their
front pages last year is a clear example. He doesn't tell Mr.
Sharma and others what to say. Is it because the President is
very active and involved in the affairs of this country that he
is deemed a dictator by Freddie? Is it because he leads from
the front and tackles issues headon as in the case of the 2005
flood and the economy? Is it because he wants the best for
Guyana, and ensures that government performs at its utmost
much to the benefit of all? International news show that people
in many countries clamour for their leaders to be in tune with
their needs and to be integrally involved in the process of gov-
ernance. Here in Guyana, whilst we have problems and there
is more that can be done by government, .we benefit from a
leader who has the interest of the nation at heart, and unfor-
tunately, is construed as being a dictator. Come on Freddie,
it's Bharrat, not Burnham..


it ? Nothing. All such a reference does is to pander to impression-
able readers in a sensationalist way and who may then generalise
from the alleged' incident to conclude that all Chinese people are
that way. The editors should have been more responsible and ed-
ited out such references.
If the story was about said persons, who may have Guyana
residency status, being convicted in court for an offense then their
nationality for example could be cited (they may be ordered de-
ported by the magistrate/judge).
The Letter writer's further claim that "the Chinese stores are
protected by trhe Chinese Embassy and even have diplomatic sta-
tus" is (as with the additional charges of the employees "pounding
the counter with a hanger and gibbering away") personal opinion
and may even be described as rumour mongering. It should also have
been deleted.
Further, Regent Street is a relatively small commercial section
and this store may be identified from the information provided.
Dismayingly, the "Editor's Note", tacked on at the end of the
Letter by the Stabroek News Editors, gives credibility to such an
apparent show of xenophobia (irrational psychological fear of for-
eigners) by stating that the Letter writer should have sent the letter
to what it described as the "Chinese store".
People of Chinese descent have contributed, and continue
to do so, to Guyana's development and this lapse into
unprofessionalism on the part of the Stabroek News is regret-


Confusing the

I note with interest Ms Amna Ally's reply to my letter pub-
lished in the Chronicle. What is more interesting is that the
Stabroek News did not print my letter but it gave prominence
to Ms Ally's response to it.
After reading the January 10, press release from GECOM, I
am surprised that Ms Ally replied.
GECOM's press release stated that Ms Ally as the Chief
Scrutineer for the PNCR was not stating the truth about the recog-
nition of the PNCR scrutineers.
Could she say if it is true that she submitted an amended list of
scrutineers to GECOM on Tuesday, January 8?
I may not know all that the house-to-house registration exer-
cise entails but what I do know is that it is not mandatory for the
registration forms to have the signature of a party scrutineer before
it is considered valid. This is one of the claims you are making, Ms
Ally and that is what could confuse the process.
When you, as the Chief Scrutineer of the party, comment
on the registration process, people will believe What you say,
so you should be careful with the statements you make.


Making a

mockery of it
SINCE the Order of Liberation was awarded to Dr Jagan there
have been calls for a similar award to be bestowed on the late
President Forbes Burnham.
While I would agree that he has a place in the history of Guyana,
with him being the Prime Minister and then President for 20 years,
awarding him the Order of Liberation may be making a mockery of
The recent discovery of weapons in Mahaicony which turned
out to belong to the Guyana Defence Force and issued to the PNC's
Ministry of National Development is part of the legacy of Forbes
History unlike our memory and emotions do not filter what we
find acceptable from the unacceptable, it gives us the facts as they
In light of this discovery, will any effort be made to find the
other weapons that were issued to that and other Ministries and
are still not accounted for?
Could some of the persons who served in the Cabinet of
the PNC Government in those days, say what is it that the
Ministry was doing that required it to have those weapons in
its possession?


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through What Our Readers Say.
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 200E

Barbados vote

THE BIG question for Tuesday's election when Barbadians
trek to polling stations is whether there would now be a fourth
change in government in the Caribbean Community, which
has had five general elections within 13 months.
Only in Trinidad and Tobago during that period did an
incumbent party, the People's National Movement (PNM), survive
defeat-though with less of the valid popular votes than secured
by the combined opposition.
If the latest published results of the opinion poll conducted by
the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES)-for the
Nation Publishing Company, offer a guide, the answer to the ques-
tion of likely change in government in Bridgetown would be "yes".
And for Barbados, the latest CARICOM state to have a gen-



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would mean defeat for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of 58-
year-old Prime Minister Owen Arthur, by the opposition Demo-
cratic Labour Party (DLP) of David Thompson, a 46-year-old law-
However, a new polling outfit, the Cave Hill Associates Polling
Organisation (CHAPO). whose director is the Barbadian-born Ja-
maica-based pollster Ian Boxhill, in its second opinion survey-the
results of which are to be published today (Sunday)-is predicting
a very close race with the "advantage" going in favour of the BLP
retaining power by a slender majority in the 30-member House of
CADRES, headed by political scientist Peter Wickham, who has
acquired an impressive track record in predicting the outcome of
elections in Barbados-has reported an estimated 10 percent swing
in favour of the DLP, which has lost three elections in a row to the
BLP since 1994,.
The precise 9.09 percent swing suggests a clear victory for
Thompson's realisation of his long-cherished dream of being Prime
Minister of this very popular tourist destination in the Eastern Car-
Some analysts, however, while inclined to go along with the
methodologies of the CADRES poll, also contend that the overall
findings of 35 percent for the opposition DLP, 30 percent for the
incumbent BLP and 34 percent "undecided" point to a virtual dead
heat with a three percent margin of error.
The defeat forecast by CADRES for the BLP would dash
the hopes of Prime Minister Arthur to be the first Barbadian
political leader to head a government for four consecutive
This would be similar to the fate suffered by the DLP back in
1976, when under the leadership of its founder-leader (now Na-
tional Hero) Errol Barrow, it failed to scale the hurdle for a fourth
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Prime Minister Arthur, who is being marketed in the election
campaign as "the leader Barbados needs more than ever", continues
to exude confidence of achieving a fourth-term on Tuesday.
At the last general election in May 2003, the BLP had secured
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With more than a third of legitimate voters boycotting the
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Protecting macroeconomic


EVERY day, there are many
lies, many distortions that fill
our airwaves and the print
media. And distortions hap-
pen when people become des-
perate; desperate to obtain
political power in any which
way. And this approach hurts
Guyana as a nation. For in-
stance, a few opposition ele-
ments currently are aggres-
sively criticizing VAT.
But these groups have not
really explained to their sup-
porters the real causes of price
increases; VAT is not the potent
force driving the price increases.
And so, all the good things
about VAT get misplaced in
some misguided people's des-
perate scramble for political
power by any means whatso-
VAT has replaced six taxes,
including the 30% consumption
tax. Prior to the implementation
of VAT, consumers were paying

30% consumption tax on most
And since a 30 per cent tax
is greater than a 16 per cent tax,
we would see the reduced prices
on most items, and of course,
there are many zero-rated items
But the world economy has
overwhelmed VAT, through its
significant impact on food
prices in most countries. The
world economy's impact on
VAT has temporarily thwarted
VAT's effect on price reduction.
And as if the impact of the
world economy on prices is not
enough, most recently we saw
the prices oil topping $100
per barrel.
This development has to be
a concern, as rising oil prices af-
fect everyone in the developing
and developed world.
The Caribbean already is


reeling from high food import
hills. and food prices are ex-
pected to soar even further.
Food security, therefore, has
to be the watchword; and so the
Jagdeo Initiative in agriculture
now carries greater meaning for
all Caribbeanists.
And our opposition ele-
ments also should know
something of how the de-
mand for biofuels affects food
Land that traditionally car-
ried food crops are now rapidly
being converted to biofuels, re-
ducing agricultural food sup-
plies: In fact, the United
Nation's World Food Organiza-
tion claims that the demand for
biofuels will increase by 170%
in the ensuing three years. The
Times of London recently noted
that the ethanol boom has in-
deed induced large-scale cultiva-
tion of corn, and minimum cul-
tivation of other food crops.
These developments will, in-
deed, enable prices to soar.
And so a limited supply of
food coupled with a high demand
for food, indeed, will increase
food prices; and food prices are
escalating the world over at this
Along these lines, an OECD

From page eight
House, but scoring just over 4,000 votes more than the PLP.
The third example was Jamaica's September 3 general election at which the incumbent People's
National Party failed to scale the hurdle for an unprecedented fifth consecutive term and the return to
power by the Jamaica Labour Party of Bruce Golding.
After languishing in opposition politics for 18 years, the JLP finally managed to secure a four-seat
majority victory for the 60-member House of Representatives but with merely 3,040 more votes than
the PNP's tally.
The first-past-the poll or winner-takes-all electoral system that is the basis for general elections
throughout CARICOM continues to show the sharp differences in plurality of parliamentary seats to
slim majority of winning votes to secure, or retain power-as evidenced in the cases of St. Lucia, The
Bahamas and Jamaica.
However, there was a more emphatic message from Trinidad and Tobago's November 5 election
last year. It is that under the existing electoral system the People's National Movement of Prime Min-
ister Patrick Manning was successful in returning to power for a second full five-year term (in addition
to its earlier one-year stint).
The PNM secured its convincing 26-15 victory margin for the 41-member House of Representa-
tives with 299,813 votes. That was 42,653 LESS than the combined votes secured by the opposition
United National Congress (194,425 for 15 seats) and the fledgling Congress of People (148,041 but no
This situation works well under the first-past-the-post system. Under the electoral system of Pro-
portional Representation, however, the PNM may have had to form a coalition administration.
Not only in Trinidad and Tobago but also Barbados, the popular votes earned at successive elec-
tions by both the BLP and DLP are often not mirrored by the actual parliamentary seats won due to
the current first-past-the-post electoral system.
In May 2003, for instance, the DLP's share of the valid votes cast differed from the winning
BLP's by 7,348 spread across 30 constituencies. But for its 54,746 votes it earned seven of the
30 parliamentary seats in comparison to the BLP's 69,294 for 23 seats. We will see what hap-
pens at next Tuesday's election.



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report indicates food price in-
creases of between 20% and
50% over the next 10 years.
And so people with some
objectivity attached to their
thinking, can see how unfairly
VAT is presented as a scape-
goat for high food prices.
And again, VAT, by widen-
ing the net for tax revenues,
plays a massive role in reduc-
ing the fiscal deficit.
In fact, at the end of 2007,
the overall deficit after grants
was estimated to improve by
18.8% to $19.5 billion, in com-
parison with $24 billion in
And so reductions of VAT
will reduce overall tax revenues
that could eventually increase
the fiscal deficit; especially,
given the elimination of six
taxes, including the 30% con-
sumption tax.
In addition, an increase in
the fiscal deficit would nega-
tively affect the exchange rate
and the interest rate, eventually
hurting Guyana's favorable
macroeconomic fundamentals.
And right now, the Guyana,
Government is able to reduce its
fiscal deficit, and maintain a
wide range of the services it pro-
vides to the people of Guyana,
especially the vulnerable popu-
This is fiscal responsibil-
ity; and so the anti-tax the-
ology in vogue must not be
allowed to destroy fiscal re-
sponsibility garnered by this
Government over many years.

is pleased to
announce the re-opening of the




WVednesday, January 16, 2008

at 7:00 h

and thereafter offer

24 hour maternity service.

AA... Applicants are invited to fill the following positions:


Must be creative
Proficient user of Corel Draw and Adobe Programs

Valid Driver's Licence
Age 30 40 years old
At least 5 years experience
Sound Secondary Education
Valid Police Clearance

Five subjects at C.X.C. including English Language
Excellent communication skills
Proficient user of Microsoft Word & Excel
Excellent Package offered.
Applications to be addressed to
The Managing Director
Sheik Hassan Printery Inc.
54 Industrial Estate, Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
Only suitable apphcants will be acknowledged"

Plans and prepares food for High Commissioner, family and guests as well as
official events at the Official Residence.

Essential qualifications:

Experience in food preparation for International, North American and
local cuisine for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions.

Fluency in English for both verbal and written communications.

Starting salary: GS780,370 annually with competitive benefits.

Persons interested should send their CV and photo along with 3
references/referees to:

Administrative Officer
High Commission of Canada

High & Young Streets, Georgetown

P. 0. Box 10880

Please note that only suitable applicants will be contacted.

The closing date for applications: January 18, 2008

1/12/2008, 7:18 PM


10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008


Effective .21 January 2008 applicants for visas to UK overseass Territories

* Log on to www.britishhighcommission.gov.uki/guyvna

* Prihft the Application Form, complete it in block letters

* Arrange a banker's draft in Guyana dollars through G BT1 or Scotia Bank.
The! draft should be made payable to 'British High Commission
Georgetown' for GY$19,000. We are no longer able to accept cash

Come to the visa section between the hours of 0800 and I 130 on any
Wednesday with the signed completed printout of your application form,
valid passport, supporting documents and banker's draft.

Submit these to the Visa Clerk.

The British High Commission, Georgetown will notify you when your
passport is ready for collection (usually within 20 working days).
Please DO NOT contact us.


Effective 21 January 2008 applicants for visas to ihe UK should:

* Log on to.v *,.. i...a4, ik Fc'.' ul

* Complete, save, print off and submit the online application form.

* Arrange a banker's draft in US$ through GBTI or ScoliaBank. The draft
should be payable to 'British Consulate General New York'. A list of fees
can be found on www.britainusa.com. Alternatively you may pay by
credit card online.

Come to the visa section between the hours of 0800 1130 on Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday or Friday with the signed completed printout of your
online application form, valid passport. supporting document> and
banker's draft.

Submit these to the Visa Clerk. At the same time your fingerprints will be
-taken. Without fingerprints it is not possible to process your application.

Your application, passport. documents and bankers draft will be sent to
the British Consulate General in New York for processing.

The British High Commission in Georgetown will contact you when your
passport is ready for collection (usually within 20 working days).
Please DO NOT contact us.

In the near future it will be necessary to make appointments online. We will
notify you when this change takes place.

If you already have an appointment for before 21 January please ensure
you keep it. Failure to do so will result in you having to make a new
application after 21 January.



THE jokes about the Nano,
Tata Motors' new affordable
car for the Indian middle
class, were harmless, al-
though. very old. They told
the same jokes about the Fiat
500 and the Citroen 2CV in
the 1950s, when mass car
ownership first came to Eu-
rope. "How do you double the
value of a Nano?"
"Fill the tank." "How
many engineers does it take to
make a Nano?" "Two. One to
fold and one to apply the glue."
But the hypocrisy wasn't funny
at all.
The typical story in the
Western media began by
marvelling that Tata has
managed to build a car that
will sell for only 100,000 ru-
pees (US$2,500). Everybody
agrees that it's "cute", and it
will take five people provided
they don't all inhale at the
same time. It has no radio, no
air conditioning, and only
one big windshield wiper, but
such economies mean that it
really is within reach of tens
of millions of Indians who

could only afford a scooter up
tothow. And that is where the
hypocrisy kicked in.

What will become of us
when all those Indians start driv-
ing around in cars? There's over
a billion of them, and the world
just can't take any more emis-
sions. It's not the "People's
Car," as Tata bills it. but rather
the "People's Polluter," moaned
Canada's National Post. "A few
dozen million new cars pump-

ing out pollution in a state of
semi-pernianent gridlock is
hardly whqt the Kyoto Proto-
col had in mind."
But hang on a minute.
Aren't there more than a dozen
million cars in Canada already,
even though it only has one-thir-
tieth of India's population?
Aren't they on average twice
the size of the Nano (or, in the
case of the larger SUV's, five
times the size)? Does the
phrase "double standard" come
to mind?
"India's vehicles spewed
219 million tonnes of carbon di-
oxide into the atmosphere in
2005," fretted The Guardian in
London. "Experts say that fig-
ure will jump almost sevenfold
to 1,470 million tonnes by 2035
if car travel remains unchecked."
And the Washington Post
wrote: "If millions of Indians
and Chinese get to have their
own cars, the planet is doomed.
Suddenly, the cute little
Nano starts to look a lot less
winning." But practically
Please see page 11


Labeling, Filling and Packaging

With 3 subjects CXC / GCE including English,
good Presentation and Computer Skills.



30 45 years old with at least 3 yeas
experience driving cars, vans and trucks

to work in factory and Delivery Van

Apply in person with written application to:

I 30 Industrial Estate Ruimveldt (opposite Textile Mill)
Q =_____ Between 8:00 a.m. 17:00 a.m.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008 11

Nano Hypocrisy

From page 10
every family in the United States and Britain already has its own car (or two).
Don't they realise how ugly it sounds? Don't they understand that everybody on the planet has
an equal right to own a car. if they can afford it'? If the total number of people who can afford cars
exceeds the number of cars that the planet can tolerate, then we will just have to work out a rationing
system that everybody finds fair, or live with the consequences of exceeding the limits.
"Contraction and convergence" is the phrase they need to learn. It was coined almost twenty years
ago by South African-born activist Aubrey Meyer, founder of the Global Commons Institute, and it is
still the only plausible way that we might get global agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions
The notion is simply that we must agree on a figure for total global emissions that cannot be
exceeded, rather as we set fishing quotas in order to preserve fish stocks. Then we divide that amount
by six and a half billion (the total population of the planet), and that gives us the per capital emission
limit for everyone on Earth.
Of course, some people (in the developed countries, mostly) are currently emitting ten or twenty
times as much as other people (mainly in the developing countries), but eventually that will have to
stop. The big emitters will gradually have to "contract" their per capital emissions, while the poor
countries may continue to grow theirs, until at an agreed date some decades in the future the two
groups "converge" at the same level of per capital emissions. And that level, by prior agreement, will be
low enough that global emissions remain below the danger point.
If you don't like that idea, then you can go with the alternative: a free-for-all world in
which everybody moves towards the level of per capital emissions that now prevails in the de-
veloped countries. No negotiations or treaties required: it will happen of its own accord. So
will runaway climate change, with average global temperatures as much as 6 degrees C (10
degrees F) higher by the end of the century. That means a future of famine, war and mass


Tenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors 1o submit bids for the maintenance
cleaning of the following canals:-

1. Manarabisi pump to BBP pump.
2. Manarbisi main irrigation canal.
3. Seafort irrigation canal.
4. No. 66 Creek
5. Poloco to BBP pump
6. Torani tail to lkhruwah
7. Manarbisi pump tp Kabuyari creek
8. Kaboyari creek to Torani Tail
9. Letter K Pi0j, R'I.1., Ield main drain
10. Lesbeholden main drain
11. NMibicuri main drain
12. Johanna main drain
13. Yakusari main drain
14. Lochan canal
15. Lesbeholden North Fron dands Distributary
16. Lesbeholden/Mibicuri Frontlands Distributary
17. Lesbeholden/Mibicuri distributary
18. Mibicuri/Johanna distributary
19. Johanna/Yakusari distributary
20. Yakusari South & Frontlands distributary
21. Black Bush Polder Branch canal
22. Black Bush Polder main irrigation canal
23. Lodia canal
24. No. 52/74 facade
25. Essex fagadc

Tender documents can be obtained from the Regional Accounting Unit, Regional
Democratic Council. Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam during working hours upon a
payment of a non- refundable sum of S2.500 each.

Each tender must be accompanied by Valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority and General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme in the name of the individual or company tendering.

Tenders must be placed separately in a plain scaled envelope marked with the job tendered
for., addressed to the Chairman. Regional Tender Board and deposited in the tender box
located at the Office of the Regional Administration, Vryman's Erven. New Amstcrdam on or
before 09:00 h on Friday January 25,200S.

Tenderers or their Representatives may be present at the opening ofTenders which will
take place immediately thereafter.

The Regional Administration reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any tender
without giving any reasons.

Desmond Kissoon
Regional Executive Officer
Region 6

Clucking disapprovingly about mass car ownership in India or China misses the point en-
tirely. At the moment there are only eleven private cars for every thousand Indians. There are
477 cars for every thousand Americans. By mid-century, there will have to be the same number
of cars per thousand people for both Indians and Americans and that number will have to be
a lot lower than 477, unless somebody comes up with cars that emit no greenhouse gases at all.
Otherwise, everybody loses.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45



Office of the Prime Minister
Loan No. LO 1103 / SF-GY
Contract / Bid No.: OPM / CS/ o. / 2008


The Government of Guyana has received financing front the Inter-Ainerican
Development Bank towards the cost of the Unserved Areas Electrification
Programme (ULAEP) which aims to enhance Government's socio-economic
development and poverty alleviation strategy. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract
for the installation of four (4) anemometers in selected hinterland communities
and periodic downloadand analysis of such data.

The services include:

I. Erection of a 30-mnetre high wind-mast (tower), with an anerometer and a
d.,i. : i, in each ofthevillageslisted below:
Orealla, Region 6
Jawalla, Region 7
Campbelltown, Region 8
Yupukari. Region 9
2. Programming of the data loggers and cornrnissioning of the systems, in
accordance with the manufacturer's guide, to collect and store wind data.
3. Downloading and analyzing the data from each location at 6-month intervals
for a period of 24 months, and submitting reports to the Office of the Prime
Minister accordingly.
4. Submission of a final report at the end of the 24-month period on whether
based on the average wind speed, and the potential wind energy and power
measured over the period, wind energy projects at the four locations would be
5. If wind energy projects prove feasible, specifications for. suitable wind
turbines must be developed.

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

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

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below
during office hours between 08:30 and 16:oo h (Guyana time) Monday to Friday.
except on public holidays as ofJanuary 14', 2008.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to thb address below by 16:30 h on
Monday Janzualr- 28, 20oo8 to:

J served Areas Electrification Programme
Attention: Principal Project Co-ordinator
Wight's Lane, Kingston. Georgetown, Guyana
592-226-3759 (phone)
592-231-7179 (fax)
E-mail: uae_2upv..@eectriety.gQY-g

1/12/2008, 6:31 PM

Venezuela, Trinidad strained _

relations continue


It may not be too obvious to a
lot of people about the con-
tinuing lukewarm relation-
ship between Trinidad and
Tobago and Venezuela, the
two countries separated by
only ten miles of water be-
tween them.

The issues that are causing
the strained relations between
the neighboring states are two-
First is the refusal of Port-
of-Spain to join President Hugo
Chavez's Petrocaribe initiative
while the second has to do with
the use of the gas that lies on
their maritime border.

Both governments are not
seeing eye to eye on the two is-
sues and as such have kept their
distance from each other.
Lately, there have been calls
- even from Mr. Chavez for
Trinidad and Tobago to join the
Pelrocaribe initiative.
At the just concluded fourth
summit on Petrocaribe in Cuba.





Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by
the Regional Administration, Region 3.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:-

(a) Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
(b) Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
(c) Construction and Rehabilitation of Bridges
(d) Construction and Rehabilitation of Fences, Trestle etc
(e) Construction and Rehabilitation of Drainage and Irrigation
(f) Cleaning and Excavation of Canals and Grading of Dams
(g) Construction and Delivery of School Furniture

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

(1) Original certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue
Authority. It must be noted that where a Tender is submitted in
the name of a Company/Firm the certificate must be in the name
of the Company/Firm and not the owner's.
(2) Original certificate of Compliance from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme.
(3) Evidence of financial resources from Banking Institutions
available to undertake works.
(4) List of manpower/resources.
(5) Record of past performance.
(6) List of machinery/equipment.

Pre-qualification documents which can be uplifted from the Regional
Accounting Unit a.t a non-refundable fee of one thousand, five hundred
dollars ($1,500). must be completed along with the above
documentation and deposited in the Regional Tender Box on or before
09:00 h on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 immediately after which there
would be the opening.


(1) Supply and delivery of Dietary items for W.D.R. H (check with
(2) Supply and delivery of Janitorial items for W.D.R.H (check with

Original G.R.A and N.I.S Compliances must accompany tender and must
be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the tenderer and
should clearly indicate on the top left-hand corner of the envelope the
items to be supplied and addressed to:

Regional Tender Board
Regional Democratic Council
Region 3
and deposited in the Tender Box at Regional Administration Office, Vreed-
en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara on or before 09:00 h on Thursday,
January 24, 2008.

Contractors or their representatives may be present at the opening of the
tender. '

N, Ramkissoon
Regional Executive Officer
Region 3

Mr. Chavez told his audience,
including heads of state from
the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) who have signed
on to the Petrocaribe deal, that
he wants Trinidad and Tobago
to be fully involved in the ini-
As an indication of good
gesture, he invited officials from
the twin-island state to attend
the meeting as observers.
Prime Minister Patrick
Manning however, was not di-
revtly invited and did not al-
tend: but the country's Ambas-
.sador to Caracas was present at
Ihe summit.
Antigua and Barbuda's
Prime Minister, Baldwin
Spencer, also called on
Trinidad and Tobago, both a
producer of oil and gas, to
play a significant role in the
Petrocaribe initiative as the
country had a major role to
play in the broader context of
regional energy security.
So examining the first issue,
it is impossible for Trinidad and
Tobago join the Petrocaribe deal
at this time.
Hinged to the Petrocaribe
accord is the Bolivarian Alterna-
tive for the Americas (ALBA),
a new regional economic integra-
tion body being promoted by
Mr. Chavez as an alternative to
the FTAA which continues to
be at a standstill because of pro-
tracted talks among some mem-
bers, particularly Brazil and the
Trinidadian energy minister
Conrad Enill, pointed out last
week that his country cannot
join Venezuela's Petrocaribe at
this time because of conflict
with the FTAA.
Trinidad and Tobago will
host the fifth Summit of the
Americas next year and the
twin-island state, after a costly
lobbying campaign throughout
the western hemisphere, has re-

ceived the support from all of
its CARICOM partners and
several countries in Latin
America as the preferred site for
the FTAA headquarters even
though the FTAA might be dead
in the water.
So for these reasons
Trinidad and Tobago cannot
join the Petrocaribe deal at
this time.
Even though Trinidad and
Tobago's traditional petroleum
markets in the Caribbean have
been eroded because other
CARICOM partners -with the
exception of Barbados are
getting petroleum under
Petrocaribe, the southern Carib-
bean state has not shown any
hostility towards any of the re-
gional countries that are benefit-
ting from the deal.
Neither did Trinidad and
Tobago raise questions about
the legality of the Petrocaribe
oil deal between Caracas and the
large majority of CARICOM
member states about a possible
violation of the 1973
CARICOM Treaty, since it put
the twin-island state at a major
In fact, Trinidad and Tobago
went so far as helping to facili-
tate the Petrocaribe arrangement
with the CARICOM states by
voluntarily removing the Com-
mon External Tariff (CET) pro-
tection on its petroleum refin-
By giving up the CET,
Venezuela will not incur tar-
iff or additional costs when
they supply oil to CARICOM
members under the
Petrocaribe arrangement.
On the second issue, Port-
of-Spain is still awaiting a very
important but long overdue visit
by Mr. Chavez to consummate
the cross border arrangement
which would free up hydrocar-
bon resources for exploitation.
In early 2007, Trinidad and
Tobago and Venezuela signed a
framework unitisation agree-
ment on the energy blocks strad-
dling their border.
But the gas estimated at

10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) can-
not be produced without agree-
ment of both sides on the issue
of monetisation or the actual ex-
ploitation of tlhe reserves in ihe
Manatee and Loran discoveries
in Trinidad and Venezuela. re-
It was agreed by technical
teams from the two countries
that 73% (7.3 Tcf) of the reser-
voir lies on the Venezuelan side
of the border with the remain-
ing 27% (2.7 Tcf) on the
Trinidad and Tobago side of the
Trinidad desperately needs
the gas because of its vastly ex-
panding petrochemical indus-
tries and for a proposed LNG
Train X which would supply
high energy consumer Jamaica
with natural gas.
During their March 2007
meeting, Mr. Manning pre-
sented a comprehensive Memo-
randum of Understanding to the
Venezuelan government for col-
laboration between the two
countries in energy develop-
This would include a col-
laboration on the LNG Train X
whereby some of Venezuelan
gas will be processed in
Trinidad since the transporta-
tion of gas will be easier as a 56-
inch pipeline from Trinidad was
designed to take another 800
million cubic feet of gas.
Mr. Manning also sug-
gested that the two countries
collaborate on building a new

Please turn to page 14

Paae 12 & 21 p65


The Government Information Agency (GINA) hereby invites suitably qualified
contracting finns/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for
pre-qualification to supply/provide the below mentioned services for the year

1. Plumbing works
2. Electrical works
3. Maintenance works on building
4. Maintenance of Air Condition Units

"An Expression of Interest" must be accompanied by:
'/Valid certificates of compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority and the
National Insurance Scheme. It should be noted that a tender submitted in the
name of a company/ firm, the certificate must reflect the name of the
company/firm and not the ownerss.
"/Record of past performnnance of works completed.

All expressions of interest should be addressed to:

The Administrative Manager
Government Information Agency (GINA)
Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Backlands

SUNDAY CHRONICLE Janua.. 13',2)8 13

Bahamas and



good business

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

THE Bahamas has an "odd-
man-out" relationship with
the Caribbean Community
and Common Market
(CARICOM). It is a member
of the Caribbean Commu-
nity, but not the Common
Market. The Bahamas has
also opted not to participate
in CARICOM's Single Mar-
ket a process that is
steadily developing among
other member. states. .:
But, since January tst this
yeau the Bahamas Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, has been
Chairman of CARICOM and he
will retain this office until June
30th. In this role, he will chair
meetings of the three-man heads
of government Bureau, which
along; with the Secretary-Gen-
eral, facilitates implementation
of CARICOM's decisions and

provides guidance to the Secre-
tariat on policy issues.
Some observers may regard
it as odd that a head of govern-
ment, whose country is not a
member of the common market
and which has opted not to
participate in the Single Market,
will be chairing meetings of a
Bureau that will be required to
deal with decisions and give
policy guidance on matters af-
fecting the Single Market.

But, it is an oddity that re-
flects the evolution of
CARICOM and an innate desire
by successive governments of
the Bahamas and other
CARICOM countries to main-
tain the closest possible rela-
tionship with each other and to
involve the Bahamas in all mat-
ters affecting CARICOM even
though the Bahamas may not be
directly involved.

benefit in a close relationship
between the Bahamas and
other CARICOM countries
in a world of globalisation and
trade liberalisation where
industrialized nations are
setting the rules for invest-
ment and trade, including
trade in services which is vi-
tal to the Bahamas.

Almost every CARICOM
government has accepted that
the time will come when the
Bahamians will integrate more
deeply with CARICOM, but it
is generally recognized that the
time is not yet ripe, and it
would be foolhardy to push
Pushing the Bahamas would
simply give scaremongerers
within the Bahamas society an
opportunity to fracture if not
break the relationship that
presently exists .between the
Bahamas and CARICOM;
And, there are. manv such
scaremongerers as was evident
when the previous government,
headed by now opposition
leader Perry Christie, undertook
a public consultation to try to
determine the national attitude
to the Bahamas joining the
CARICOM Single Market.
But, in reality, there is

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551 -SY/GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the
proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the
Fiscal and Financial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-
components namely:

(i) Tax Policy and Administration;
(ii) Public Sector- Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight

The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and
oversight capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Ministry of
Finance (MOF), the National Assembly [Economic Services Committee (ESC) and
Public Accounts Committees (PAC) and the Public Procurement Commission
(PPC).To this end the MOF is required to establish and staff a Program
Co-ordination Unit (PCU).

The PCU hereby invites Tenders in the form of Quotations for texts to be procured
for the following libraries which are to be supplied to the Guyana Revenue Authority:

Legal Library ( Cavendish Catalogue, Sweet
& Maxwell Catalogue, Oxford Catalogue)
Customs Library [Authored and Published
by World Customs Organization (WCO)]

The relevant details pertaining to the above-mentioned libraries can be uplifted
from the following person:

Administrative Assistant
Program Co-ordination Unit (PCU)
Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP)
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Telephone: 227-3998
Telefax: 225-0742
Email: pcuprocurement(@bbgy.com

The closing date for submission of Quotations is on or before January 25,

When the Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and De-
velopment (OECD) and the Fi-
nancial Action Task Force
(FATF) two organs of the
world's richest nations black
listed several countries including
the Bahamas, as non-coopera-
tive, it was a joint battle that led
to a retreat by the OECD on the

so-called 'harmful tax competi-
tion initiative' and the eventual
withdrawal of the offensive la-
bel, "non cooperative".
While individual national
action was necessary both at
the domestic and
international level and the

Please turn to page 14


The Guyana Revenue Authority hereby wishes to remind all employers that the
remittances for the month of January based on December 2007 PAYE
deductions are to due on or before January 14, 2008.

However, the GRA is advising employers who are yet to be in possession of their
employees' TIN that failure to include their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
would not be rigidly enforced by the GRA. This has been necessitated on account
of the large amount of employees who have either not applied for their TIN or have
applied late leading to considerable congestion of the system.

The GRA would expect that the employer would make representation to the GRA
for the TIN on behalf of their employees since this would alleviate the large
amount of individual transactions.

In the meantime the GRA will accept remittances for Januay as per normal but
would expect to receive the remittances for February ) tIthe TIN of every

The GRA will determine the imposition of the relevant penalties for late
submission of remission in view of the prevailing circumstances.

Employers are reminded that the applicable penalties for late payment are
equivalent to 10 percent of the taxes due or 2. 3, 4 or 5 percent as'applicable and
interest at a rate of 19.71 percent.

Guyana Revenue Authority

SHead, Corporate Services

The Guyana Revenue Authority is seeking a qualified and experienced person to work in a
dynamic and challenging environment to serve in the position of Head. Corporate Services.

The Head. Corporate Services, will be responsible for the effective and efficient planning
and co-ordination of the operations of all the Common Service Divisions/Units within the
Guyana Revenue Authority. which include:

Corporate Administration
Infornnation Technology
Legal Services
Human Resources Management
Proiect Management and
Corporate Communication

A Master's Degree with specialization in Economics. International Business, Management
or Public Administration or equivalent qualification.

Minimum often (10) years experience in a Senior Management and Leadership position
in a medium or large-sized organisation. Computer literacy is essential.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later than February 4,
2008 to:

The Commissioner-General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets

1/12/2008, 6:31 PM

1i-.- --- -

Bahamas and CARICOM ...

From page 13 .

Bahamas authorities played a full and meaningful role it
was joint action by Caribbean countries in formulating and
executing a response that persuaded OECD governments to
rein in the OECD and the FATF.
Increasingly, as large countries and groups of countries press
for Free Trade Agreements or Economic Partnership Agreements
with developing countries, they will do so regionally. And, they re-
gard the Bahamas as part of the Caribbean. This is a reality re-
flected in the Bahamas membership of the Latin American and Car-
ibbean group in United Nations organizations and in its grouping in
the Caribbean within the Organisation of American States.
The truth is that while the region has the intellectual capacity to
negotiate, it lacks the economic muscle to withstand the pressures of
larger countries. In this connection, neither the Bahamas, nor any
other single Caribbean Community country can cope alone with the
negotiations for these agreements. They all do better collectively.
But, erasing fears and building confidence will not occur over-
night, particularly as the transportation links between the Bahamas
and many CARICOM countries remains poor.
Essential to understanding and integration is interaction between
peoples. It is only in such interaction that people recognize their
similarities and the basis for building relationships.
Last year, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas was given re-
sponsibility for functional cooperation within the quasi-Cabinet of

CARICOM Heads of Government. This was a positive develop-
ment in the process of deepening the relationship between the Ba-
hamas and the rest of CARICOM.
Functional cooperation in tourism, health and education stand
to benefit the people of the Bahamas and CARICOM collectively.
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas can now add a new fillip to
this aspect of the CARICOM relationship which has long been one
of its principal objectives.
Exploring improved transportation links is as important to func-
tional cooperation as it is to integration. Stuck outside of the ring
of daily inter-mixing within CARICOM, the people of the Baha-
mas would be justified in continuing to believe that they are closer
to the United States that they are to the Caribbean.
Bahamian companies especially its financial services sector -
have neglected the opportunities for development and expansion
that participation in CARICOM provides and the Single Market
almost guarantees.
The Bahamas government will host the Inter-sessional
meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on March 7th
and 8th. It would be a good opportunity for initiatives to
strengthen the areas of functional cooperation for which Mr.
Ingraham has responsibility. Transportation links to improve
trade and people links would be a good for business and good
for the economies of the Bahamas and other CARICOM coun-
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oil-refinery in Trinidad, capable of processing 250,000 barrels
of crude per day.
The idea was for the Venezuelan government to study the pro-
posal and for Mr. Chavez to visit Trinidad in the following month
to decide whether it wants to collaborate or go alone with their own
During that meeting, Venezuela's state-run energy com-
pany, PDVSA however presented a map to the Venezuelan
President showing a 400-km pipeline from Manatee to the
Paria Peninsula, arguing that the gas is needed in Venezuela
for LNG production they were developing in the Mariscal
Sucre project.
According to Mr. Manning, Venezuela completely ignored the
fact that just to the north of the Paria Peninsula were some signifi-
cant gas in their waters.
In any case, despite Caracas plans to become a net ex-
porter of natural gas in 2007, it has been lagging behind with
its US$2.7 billion LNG export plant in Giria, from which gas
from the Mariscal Sucre project and the Deltana Platform
would feed to produce 4.7 million tonnes of LNG annually.
It should also be remembered that during a 2003 official visit to
Trinidad, President Chavez said he hoped gas from the Plataforma
Deltana, located close to Trinidad. will be processed in Port-of-
Spain for export markets since the South American country does
not yet have an LNG plant.
So Trinidad continues to wait for Mr. Chavez who has been
making his trek all over the Caribbean, to decide on the proposal
and however they turn out. for both countries to move along with
their plans, individually or collectively.
In the meantime, precious hydrocarbon resources remain in the
ground and as Prime Minister Manning said recently if the gas re-
sources are not exploited under the unitisation arrangement, it won't
be produced for a very long time to come.
Meanwhile, perhaps the most urgent issue at this point is
really how to bring Mr. Manning and Mr. Chavez together.
This should be the first step towards rekindling of relations
between the two countries at the top level.



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The Regional Democratic Council, Region 6 invites bids from contractors to be pre-
qualified for the following works for 2008:-

Rehabilitate/construct roads.
Rehabilitate/construct buildings.
Rehabilitate/construct bridges.
Repairs/Construction of furniture.
Drainage and Irrigation.
a) Excavation-mechanical cleaning of canals
b) Excavation-manual cleaning of canals
c) Rehabilitate/construct structures (bridges, revetment, RC
culverts, RC check boxes. etc.)
d) Rehabilitate sluices
e) Grade and shape access dams

Interested contractors are required to submit the following:-

i. Covering letter identifying the Company/Individual.
ii. General background of the Company/Individual along with copies of business
registration ofthe Company/Individual.
iii. List of machinery and equipment owned and operated by the
Company/Individual. Proofofownership to be attached.
iv. For machineries/equipment to be rented or leased commitments must be shown.
v. Details of similar works undertaken by the Company/Individual over the last five
(5)years, including authentication.
vi. Statement ofpresent financial position and accessible credit facilitates.
vii. Valid certificates of compliance from the Guyana RevefiueAuthority and
National Insurance Scheme.

Pre-qualification documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, marked at the top, right-
hand corner, the work to be pre-qualified for and addressed to the Chairman, Regional Tender
Board, Region 6, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam and deposited in the tender box located
at the Administration Building, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam, Berbice on or before
09:00 h on January 25,2008.

Desmond Kissoon
Regional Executive Officer
Region 6
East Berbice/Corentyne

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With effect from January 1, 2008, to 30 June 2008, Bahamas will serve as the new Chair-
man of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Bahamian Prime Minister Ingraham takes over from the Prime Minister of Barbados the Rt.
Mr.Owen Arthur who served as Chairman from 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2007.
The two Prime Ministers will continue serving on the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of
Government, along with the incoming Chairman, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin
Spencer and the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Edwin Carrington.
Prime Minister Spencer replaces the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines,
the Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who served on the Bureau from 1 July 2006 to 30 December 2007.
The Bureau comprises the Chairman, the immediate past Chairman, the incoming Chairman
and the Secretary-General, and was established in 1992 to initiate proposals for development and
approval by the Ministerial Councils as it considers necessary.
It also holds an update consensus among Member States on issues to be determined by the
Conference, while it facilitates the implementation of Community decisions at the regional and
local levels in an expeditious and informed manner, and provides guidance to the CARICOM Sec-
retariat on policy issues.
The Bahamas will be the host of the 19th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference to
be held on 7-8 March, 2008.

FIREMEN on the scene (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo).

Another fire at GNIC
Fire of an unknown origin, on Friday night destroyed a section of the Guyana National
Industrial Company (GN1CI complex on Lombard Street, Georgetown.
The fire was the third in a matter of" months to trinke at the wharf, and partly destroyed the
bond where barrels and other iierms are Ntored
The southern section of the bond was gutted while other parts were relatively undamaged. The
conflagration started about 21:45 h.
Shortly after the fire was first spotted by a security guard on the premises, she alerted officials
who summoned the Guyana Fire Service, and firemen battled the flames and averted a major disas-
On October 2, 2007, a fire, also of unknown origin, gutted a section of the complex, destroying
two buildings.
On February 27 last year, a fire at the complex damaged five buildings.


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Mertndoi, 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
of the 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:-financial/affairs, legal
affairs, human resources. health management, business management,
marketing, creative skills, media 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 are required 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 consideration to fill
the vacancies, highlighting their experiences and areas of competence, 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,
Global AIDS Program CDC GAP Guyana,
44 B High Street, Kingston,
Email: mail: merundoi.org.gy

ATT: Board of Directors

Hardcopies of information packages can be uplifted from U,S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program 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

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




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A GINA feature
A nation's well-being depends on the, performance of its
economy and in the case of Guyana's economy, it has constantly
been evolving to record significant achievements which are serlv-
ing to Oiopel the nation's development and to ensure 6 moi-e
sophisticated way of life for its people.
Such growth has been the basis for Guyanese being assisted with
financial incentives and assistance tin many areas. Throughout the
years, b dgetary allocations have Peenirisi ng to take into consider-
ation more projects for development and (more initiatives to assist
the lIss fortunate.

ouyaneseto benefit

y improves

Through the national budget, Government allocates significant
resources to the various sectors annually to continue the develop-
ment process. The'overall budget has been increasing steadily show-
ing Government's commitment to this process.
When the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to&k office
in 1992, the minimum wage was $3,137 and over the yeirs, in seek-
ing to offer Guyanese the chance of elevating themselves, KGovern-
ment has steadily increased this amount. In 1999 the minimum wage
was $15,000 which was raised to $19,000 a year later., n 2005, the
minimum wage increased to $23,204 and again in 2006 to $24,828.

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Success is a product of determination and commitment.

We at Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited are proud to extend our
best wishes to Edon Daniels for the successful completion of his
B.Sc. (Agriculture) Degree in 2007. We are indeed happy to
have supported Mr. Daniels in fulfilling his dream.
email @ republicguyana.com www.republicguyana.com

Salaries for public servants, teachers and the disciplined services
have!also consistently increased. In 1992 the lowest salary received
by a pAblic servant was $3,137 while the highest was $16,358. This
figure iin g005 moved to $28,330 and $369,527 respectively. When
analysd,j this reflects an 803 percent increase in wagPes fiom 1992
to 2005.
Teachers this year will enjoy a 14 percent increase i their sala-


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This shows a 60. 8 percent increase in the bud get from 2
ries while public servants benefit from nine percelrt!l i)
The number of persons paying taxes is lessened every year as
Government continues to increase the income thx 'threshold. This
year, the threshold has been raised from $28,000i to'.$35,000, an in-
crease of 25 percent. This is one of Government's ways of ensuring
that it gives back to the poor in the country to improve their lives
It removes 36,000 employees from the tax net.

NIS laud?

THE National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Friday evening. pai(
tribute to long standing General Manager Mr. Patricl
Martinborough, but said his retirement, after 36 years of ser
vice, would not hamper the challenging period of reform ahead
Assistant General Manager (Operations), Mr. Terry Thoma,
said Martinborough allowed his staff to develop and grow, and as
result he was leaving the Scheme with "a cadre of professionals i

MR. Martinborough at-his farewell reception.



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increase in the income tax threshi

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Old age pensioners and public.
assistance recipients have been ben-
efitting from yearly increases as
government seeks to make the lives
of its senior citizens more comfort-
able. From a meagre amount of
$290 grarited in 1992, pension has
grown to $6000 in 2008. This rep-
resents an increase of $1.34 B from
the 2007 amount to what is now
offered. Public assistance has been
increased from $2,470 to $4,500
this year. This recent move by govw-
eminment will assist about 50,000
From 2005 to January 2008,
pension and public assistance will
have moved from $968.8M to

Fiscal deficit is the gap between
government expenses and its revenue from tax and other sources and
in 2007, Guyana recorded a lower fiscal deficit than the previous
The external indebtedness of the country declined from US$1B
to about US$700M and according to President Jagdeo, this amount
excludes some non Paris club creditors whom government is not pay-
ing because of agreements not being concluded as they are required
to provide comparable terms. Government estimates that the debt is

; out-going

take up the mantle" of leadership.
He said Martinborough had love for the people, "love for the
"Chap, what's happening with those people." he recalled
Martinborough would say whenever pensioners seemed to be hav-
ing trouble.
Chairman of NIS, Dr Roger Luncheon, said
Martinborough's departure from the NIS was not "ultimate".
Luncheon said Martinborough had become a household name
in the decades of NIS' existence, but his departure has seen a
seamless transition.
Dr Luncheon said the NIS. unlike many others, has maintained
a quite and consistent performance, without "saber-rattling" and "for-
ays into the public".
He said the Board has not been an interfering Board
Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Ms. Priya
Manickchand, said that even though NIS and Human Services is not
a glamorous sector, the name Martinborough had become synony-
mous with the NIS. She said he was a "good manager" who gave
"stoic, constant, strong service", and even in difficulties he was not
New General Manager, Ms. Doreen Nelson, said Martinborough
toiled over many years without asking for reward.
Area Manager (1) Ms Jennifer Hazel said during his years of
service, Martinborough was responsible for many changes at the
Scheme and she congratulated him for having hic courage to make
those changes.
She said the team of managers has been lelt prepared for the
challenges associated with changes to the system a 'ead.
Martinborough said he was "sad" that Ih would not be there
when the reforms are implemented, but said the Board and
management have been left with the tools to make the reform
process smooth.

OLD Age Pension and public assistanrce

From 2000 to 2008, there has been al proximately 49 percent

Yeat Income Tax threshold

2004 $18,000 I

2005 $20,000 :

2006 $25,000 !

2007 $28,000

2008 $35,000

Old Age Pension

$6,000 )
$4,000 /

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about US$500M, abodt 50 per-
cent of the GDP, falling from
750 percent when the PPP/C
government took office.)
The US$2.1B herited
by the PPP/C government
saw 94 percent .of the
- country's revenue used to ser-
vice it. This left little for
spending internally ,n social
sector reform programmes but
this did not put a dahnper on
the resolve of the Govern-
,nent to provide the nation,
'with much needed resources
and services.. Today the i
Changes are evident.
With the debt standing as
it is, Government wil now be
in the position 'to spend more
on development programies.
in education, health care,
housing and water, and others
sectors essential to GuyAnese'
especially the roor.

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GMC willing to work with stakeholders for its establishment


VAT Policy Corner

Policy 28 -Tax Debit Notes

Tax invoices iust be issued by a legisitred suppliesc to custoici s when a puichals ismade, where the customer is another
registered person, the VAT law provides for the registered supplier to issue a tax debit note whenever adjustments have to
be made to the original tax invoice. This policy therefore seeks to address the issue of Tax Debit Notes and how it affects
the input and output taxes ofregistered businesses.

Section 29 (3) of the Act states that where the tax charged on the supply of goods was less than what should have been
charged, the registered supplier is required to issue a tax debit note to the registered recipient.

The effect that a tax debit note will have on the supplier's account is to increase the amount of output tax to be
accounted for in the period which the debit note was issued.

The effect the debit note has on the registered recipient's account is to increase the amount of input tax, to be
accounted for in the period in which the debit note was issued.

For example, where a supplier priced a box of biscuit for $50.00 VAT inclusive and mistakenly under-stated the price as
$30.00 thereby undercharging VAT; he is required to correct the error by issuing a lax debit note showing the difference in
price. In this instance, he will issue a tax debit note for the amount of $20.00, which the registered supplier will use to
increase his output tax, whilst the registered recipient will use it to increase his input tax.

Paragraph 3 of Schedule III requires the tax debit note to contain the following particulars:

(a) The words "tax debit note" in a prominent place;
(b) The name, address, and VAT registration number ofthe registered person
making the supply;
(c) The name, address, and VAT registration number ofthe recipient of the supply;
(d) The date on which the tax debit note was issued;
(e) The value ofthe supply shown on the tax invoice, the correct amount of the
value of the supply, the difference between thbse two amounts, and the tax
charged that relates to that difference;
(f) A brief explanation of the circumstances giving rise to the issuing ofthe tax
debit note; and
(g) Information sufficient to identify the taxable supply to which the tax debit note

Further, a tax debit note should only be issued in cases where an invoice was issued and the amount shown on the invoice as
tax was incorrect orwhere a return was filed and accounted for an incorrect amount of tax.

In addition, if a registered person misplaces a tax debit note, the supplier "may provide a copy clearly marked 'copy'.

Persons who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner, VAT and Excise Tax
Department, 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streetsi, Bourda for clarification.

The establishment of an
Agro-processors' Association
would contribute signifi-
cantly to the improvement of
product quality, uniformity
and competitive pricing
among other factors, which
all play an integral role in
the further growth and devel-
opment of the industry.
General Manager of the
Guyana Marketing Corporation
(GMC), Nizam Hassan believes
that the maximization of exports
of processed products as well as
sales on the local market are de-
pendent on product quality and
"Many of the processed
products produced in Guyana
are directly competing with
those that are imported, and
as such, there must be some
meaningful incentive for
consumers to choose
commodities made in
Guyana. Value for money is
the primary objective of
consumers; therefore, agro-
processors must take this into
In this regard, the Agro-pro-
cessors' Association would
stipulate, through an established
system consistent with interna-
tional practices, what are the re-
quired standards for specific
products in terms of content,
quality and packaging. This
would act as a benchmark for
processing and producing these
products for the local and ex-
port market.
"The innovativeness and re-
silience of agro-processors is




evident in the products cur-
rently being produced, such as
bottled seasoning, sauces arid
spices, pepper ketchup,
cocomaise (mayonnaise), pow-
dered peas, ginger and a host of
other items. Our local agro-pro-
cessors have to focus on main-
taining acceptable standards at
competitive prices," Hassan
pointed out.
Agro-processors' Associa-
tions or similar entities exist
in several countries through-
out Asia, Europe, Africa and
the Americas. These associa-
tions have made significant
contributions towards the de-
velopment of the agro-pro-
cessing industry.
If the local industry is to be
competitive- Hassan said, a
similar system must be adopted
in Guyana to ensure its survival
and progression.
The Guyana Marketing
Corporation, the lead agency
under the Ministry of Agricul-
ture responsible for fuelling
growth and development in the
non-traditional agriculture sec-
tor, also recently renewed calls
for the establishment of Farm-
ers' Associations, citing similar
benefits and advantages of such
an entity.
"The changing nature of
trade, industry and commerce
has made it imperative that cer-
tain standards and practices are
maintained, in keeping with vari-
ous Trade Protocols, Acts and
agreements between and among
countries both regionally and
internationally. Local farmers,
agro-processors and exporters
must therefore be cognizant of
this, and be willing to work
with GMC to continuously up-
grade standards and practices,"
Hassan said.
Regional and extra-re-
gional exports of processed
products for 2007 were ap-
proximately 4,800 tonnes
compared to 3,700 tonnes in
2006 (A GMC Feature).

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Public consultation

From page 3

a strategic plan for the
future, based on discussions
between its staffers and
various stakeholders and that
formed the basis for
yesterday's marathon
Mr. Baksh said Govern-
ment felt it necessary to have a
wider discourse to solidify what
was planned for guiding the UG
According to him, 2007 was
a turbulent year at UG and "se-
rious measures" have to be
taken to reverse that trend and
.ensure Guyana's premier insti-
tution of higher learning as-
sumes its rightful role as a think
tank designed to engineer the
country's growth and develop-
Some of the areas examined
yesterday include:

new trends in the global
environment and how these im-
pact on the purpose. content
and delivery of university edu-

the policy options for UG
education to enhance economic
growth, social and cultural de-

the challenges and diffi-
culties facing the university and
strategies to overcome them and
foster efficiency, effectiveness,
excellence and accountability at
all levels;

the role of businesses and
industries to work in an inter-
active and supportive way with
the university and vice-versa, to
ensure a match between their
needs and UG outputs;

the need for culture change
to foster institutional behaviour
and outcomes realise the
university's mission and

curriculum and
programme changes, among oth-

ers, which are required to ensure
relevance and quality assurance
at the university.

Chairman of the Advisory
Committee on Broadcasting
(ACB) and former UG lecturer,
Mr. Pat Dial, suggested that
professors not be retired before
age 70 because, over the years,
the university has lost most of
its highly qualified staff to
greener pastures.
He said the academic staff
at UG should be made up of
its core graduates, who
should be given the opportu-
nity to pursue second and
third degrees and measures
should be implemented to re-
tain them.
Dial pointed out that
Guyana is on the verge of de-
veloping an oil industry and
posited that UG embark on of-
fering specialised technical,
managerial and financial training
in that field.
Such an innovation would
reduce the exorbitant cost of hir-
ing overseas professionals, he
Another Dial suggestion.
was for the Turkeyen Campus
to be expanded, from 600 acres
to 1,000 acres to accommodate
lecturers' quarters, a church, a
mosque, a temple and recre-
ational facilities.
He said that should be done
at the Berbice Campus, too.
Dial advocated the expan-
sion and computerisation of the
Turkeyen Library to get more
space and advised that its librar-
ians be regularly upgraded to
keep abreast of trends in the
He declared it is time the
university devise ways to in-
crease its assets and create a big-
ger revenue base, become self-
sufficient and move away from
Government subvention for ex-
In addition, Dial called for
UG to raise the number of
prizes to top students and set
up a committee to properly

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manage the process.
Private Sector Coi
(PSC) executive men
Ramesh Dookhoo em
their high dependence
satisfy human capaci
but lamented that muc
desired in this area.
He said the Private
looking to employ UG
who are problem solv
cal and analytical thin
students with a clei
proach now produced

Dookhoo said he has had
several experiences where
UG graduates turn up for in-
terviews wearing slippers and
that must change if the uni-
mmission versity is to maintain repu-
nber, Mr. table standards.
iphasised He wants the university to
on UG to graduate team players and forge
ty needs a stronger linkage with the Pri-
h is to be vate Sector to catapult the
country's advancement.
Sector is Dookhoo said, for that to
graduates happen, UG will have to im-
ers, criti- prove the quality of its aca-
kers, not demic staff, offer specialist
rical ap- degrees to meet the demand
in large of large companies like
Banks DIH and Demerara

Distillers Limited (DDL) and
revise its curriculum to meet
regional and. international
Registration and the reintro-
duction of a human resources
development programme at the
university needs to be urgently
addressed, as well, he said.
About the UG administra-
tion, Dookhoo said poor stan-
dards are a clear reflection of its
competence and agreed with
Dial that professional managers
be recruited to man certain as-
pects of its operations and put
senior staff through professional
managerial training.
Dookhoo said UG needs to

establish a business school and
embark on research to support
national development and estab-
lish links with regional and in-
ternational universities.
He was against the lowering
of entry requirements for stu-
dents as it would lower stan-
dards at the university and, ul-
timately, contribute to the pro-
duction of graduates who are not
ready for the world of work.
Deputy Registrar, Mr.
Vincent Alexander, pointed
out that the qualifications to
enter UG have not been low-
ered but adjusted to cater for
students who satisfy certain

You are invited to attend the Public Consultations on
Guyana's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, 2008-2011.

Consultation Schedule, Regional Consultations


Region 4

Region I

Region 3

Region 8

Region 9

Region 10

Consultation Date and Time

Thursday, .anuary 17. 4.00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday, January 19, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday, January 19, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday. January 19, 10.00 a.m.

Saturday January 19, 10.00 a.m.
iSaturday January 19, 10.00 a.m.

Region 2 Sunday, January 20, 10.00 a.m.
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Region 5 Sunday, January 20, 4.30 p.m.

Region 6 Saturday January 26, 10.00 a.m.

Region 7 Saturday January 26, 10.00 a.m.
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1 Location

Ocean View Convention Centre

Agricultural Centre. Kumaka

Region 3 PRS Centre, NDC Office,

RDC Boardroom, Mahdia

RDC Boardroom, Lethemi

Constabulary Hall. Linden

Town Hall, Anna Regina

Bush Lot Secondary School

Guyana Teachers' Union, Vryman's

Conference Room, Modem Hotel,
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_ -Consultation Schedule, Thematic Consultations

Theme Consultation Date and time Location

| | Region Site S

Education Monday, January 21, 4.00 p.m. 4 Cara Lodge, Quamina Street

Rural Monday, January 21,


p.m. 2 Town Hall, Anna Regina
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G r rruay January/25, 3 Education Resource Centre.

Social Protection Saturday, January 26, 10 00 a.m. 4 Ocean View Convention Centre,

Governance and Saturda
citizen Secur Saturday, January 26, .00 a.m. 4 Hotel Tower. Georgetown
Health londay, ,Januar\ 28, 4.00 p.m. 4 Le Merndien Peaasus. Georoeto\n

:Small Businesses and .. .............-
iEconoumic Developmentj Monday, January 28, 4.00 p.m. 4 I., Mcridicn Pegasus,Geoi-getown .

Leaflets on the strategy may be obtained from PRS Information Centres 'and Regional Democratic
Council Offices, or the M&E Unit, PCPMU, Office of the President.

Working Together to Reduce Poverty

1/12/2008, 8:18 PM

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Attorney General's Chambers & Ministry of Legal Affairs
Modernization of the Justice Administration System


The Government of Guyana recently concluded a loan agreement with the Inter -
American Development Bank (IDB) to finance and implement the Justice Sector Reform
Strategy (JSRS) as approved by Cabinet. The Ministry of Legal Affairs is responsible for the
co-ordination and implementation of the JSRS. It is proposed to set up a Technical
Secretariat/Project Execution Unit within the Ministry of Legal Affairs to execute the
various activities of the JSRS. Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the following position: -

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Responsibilities: ..'-
Manage the pi nemnt of works, goods and services required for thl-
strengthening of the linkage. among justice institutions and improving access to
Prepare procurement plans in accordance with the requirements of the GOG and
Prepare,.process and evaluate bidding documents and contracts in accordance with
GOG and IDB's procurement procedures.
Assist in the preparation of terms of references for consultants.
Develop and implement a quality control mechanism for the procurement activities.

Qualifications and Skills Specifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or Training in Procurement
A minimum of four (4) years professional experience at least two (2) of which must
be in the field of Procurement with special reference to services.
Knowledge of the procurement practice and procedure of the GOG and IDB or any
other multinational organization.
Project Management experience: planning, organizing, and co-ordinating the
procurement of goods and services.
Computer Skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes; word, excel, power point, Microsoft

Application Procedure:
Written applications should be accompanied by a full Curriculum Vitae
The names of three references must be provided
Applications should be sent to: -
The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Attorney General's Chambers and Ministry of Legal Affairs
95 Carmichael Street

Applications may be mailed to attorneygeneral Guyana@yahoo.com.
Closing date for applications is January 22,2008.

Policyholders and Customers are hereby
informed that our PBX System Telephone
Number 225-7910 is temporarily out of order.

In the interim kindly call telephone numbers:

We regret the inconvenience caused and
we hope to rectify the problem as soon
as possible.

Thank you.


A Tradition of Superior Insurance Service

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Devi Mandir
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Presents Krishna Bhajans
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Devi Shakti Mandir
08;00 h- Sa Re Ga Ma Live
09:45 h- Lil Champs
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Supermarket Drawing
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Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by the
Regional Democratic Council, Region 9.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:-

(a) Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Other Structure
(b) Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads.
(c) Construction and Rehabilitation of Bridges and Fences.
(d) Construction and Supply of School Furniture

(a) Supply of Heavy duty Equipment.
(b) Repair to machinery/vehicles.
(c) Supply of Spare Parts for Vehicle and Heavy Duty Machinery
(d) Supply of Dietary items.
(e) Provision of Transportation Services.
(f) Provision of Electrical Installation Services
(g) Provision of Plumbing Services

Contractors are required to submit the following:-

(1) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It
must be noted that where a tender is submitted in the name of a
Company/Firm the certificate must reflect the name of the company/firm
and not t he owner's.

(2) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, NIS.

(3) Evidence of Financial resources from Banking Institutions available to
undertake works.

(4) List of Manpower/Resources.

(5) Record of past performance of works completed.

(6) List of machinery/equipment.

Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of
the contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand comer the area of
work to be undertaken.

Pre-qualification should be addressed to the:-

Regional Tender Board,
Region No.9, Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo
Lethem, Central Rupununi

And deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administration Office, not later
than 2008-01-31 at 9:00 h.

J. Somwar
Regional Executive Officer,
Region 9 ,


Question: Is TIN legal?

Answer: Yes TIN is legal. The Income Tax Act (Section 60) was amended
by the National Assembly in 2006 to facilitate the introduction of the Taxpayer
Identification Number (TIN).

Therefore the Income Tax (Amendment) (No.2) Act 15 of 2006 paved the way for
the introduction of TIN. This Act was assented to by the President of Guyana on
May 2, 2006.

In accordance with this Act, individuals, Companies, Government Agencies and
other Bodies stipulated therein are required to have a TIN save and except for
persons identified in the said Act.

Anyone who is required to have a TIN, whether an individual or company, is
therefore, encouraged to.do so at the earliest possible time.

Be reminded that TIN is a nine digit computer- generated number and the entire
process including the acquisition of the application form is FREE.

(If you have question on the Taxpayer Identification Number, kindly contact
the Registry, GPO Buildi/g, Robb Street, Georgetown, Telephone, 225 558 7 or
write to the Corporate Cuoninunications Unit, Guyana Revenue Authority, 210
EAlbert and Charlotte ~ieets, Georgetown)


For Sunday, January 13,2007 05:30h
For Monday, January 14,2007 08:30h
For Tuesday, January 15,2007 09:00h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs



2008. No. 1/CD/08.
LIMITED Plaintiff and The
Proprietor or Proprietors,
Representative or
Representative of a 99-year
lease for plot numbered 51
(fifty-one) Block "DD" being a
portion of Plantation Eccles.
situate on the East Bank of the
Demerara River, in the County
of Demerara in the Republic
of Guyana the said Plantation
Eccles being laid down and
defined on a Plan by James
Hackett, Sworn Land Surveyor,
dated 12"' March, 1842 and
deposited in the Deeds
Registry Georgetown on the
24" January, 1851, the said
Plot numbered 51 (fifty-one)
Block "DD" containing an area
of 0.57 (nought decimal five
seven) of an acre and bein
shown laid down and define
on a Plan by J. Rutherford,
Sworn Land Surveyor dated 7th
June 1999 and deposited in
the Deeds Registry at
Georgetown, Demerara on the
29h June 2000 subject to the
conditions set out in Lease No.
10/2004 with the buildings
and erections thereon.
Defendant. TO: THE ABOVE
NOTICE that a specially
endorsed writ of summons was
on the day of December 2007
issued against you the said
Defendant to appear before
the High Court of the
Supreme Court of Judicature
at the Law Courts,
Georgetown, in which the
Plaintiffs claim is for the sum
of $6,863,452 (six million
eight hundred and sixty three
thousand four hundred and
fifty two dollars) with sum as
represents interest firstly on
the sum of $2,933,736 (two
million nine hundred and
thirty three thousand seven
hundred and thirty six dollars)
at the rate of 22.75% per
annum from 1 October 2007
to date of payment and
secondly on the sum of
$3,299,648 (three million two
hundred and ninety nine
thousand six hundred and forty
eight dollars) at the rate of
20% per annum from 1
October 2007 to date of
payment, being the amount
due under a certain bond and
deed of mortgage, number
107/2005 executed by Fizal
Alli also known as Fizu[Alli on
9 February 2005 before Paula
Ferdinand. Deputy (Ag.)
Registrar of Deeds of Guyana
in favour of the Plaintiff for
the sum of $7,500,000 (seven
million five hundred thousand
dollars) with interest thereon at
the rate of 19.75% per annum
with effect from 9 February
2005 which rate of interest was
increased to 22.75% per
annum with effect from 1
October 2007 until fully paid
and vested with right of first
mortgage on: All the
mortgagor's right, title and
interest into a lease for the
term of 99 (ninety nine) years
executed and commencing
from the 11"' February 2004 -
No. 10 and in respect of Plot
numbered 51 (fifty one) Block
"DD" being a portion of
Plantation Eccles, situate on
the East Bank of the
Demerara River in the County
of Demerara in the Republic
of Guyana the said Plantation
Eccles being laid down and
defined on a Plan by James
iackett, Sworn Land Surveyor
dated 12"' March, 1842 and
deposited in the Deeds
Registry Georgetown on the
241" January, 1851 the said
Plot numbered 51 (fifty one)
Block "DD" containing an area
of 0.57 (nought decimal five
seven) of an acre and being
shown, laid down and defined
on a Plan by J. Rutherford,
Sworn Land Surveyor dated 7"'
June 1999 and deposited in
the Deeds Registry at
Georgetown, Demerara on the
29" June 2000 and on the
building and erections thereon
and on all other buildings and
erections which may hereafter
be situate thereon during the
existence of this mortgage, the

property of the mortgagor. If
you desire to defend the said
matter you must not later than
3:30 pm in the forenoon of the
26" day of February 2008 file
an Affidavit of Defence and
you must appear before the
High Court of the Supreme
Court of Judicature at the Law
Courts, Georgetown on
Wednesday the 27"' day of
February 2008 at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon. If you fail to file
such Affidavit of Defence or
appear as aforesaid the
Plaintiff may proceed therein
and Judgement may be given
against you in your absence.
Dated the 2"1 day of January,
2008. Sgd. E. HENRY FOR
2007. No. 1204-CD
LIMITED Plaintiff and The
Proprietor or Proprietors
Representative of
Representatives of Blocks
Numbered 46 (Forty six) and 47
(forty seven) parts of the two
south ern sections Perseverance,
situate in the County of
Essequibo, Republic of Guyana
as more fully described in
Transport No. 258/78
Defendant. TO THE
TAKE NOTICE that a specially
endorsed Writ of Summons was
on the 11 day of December
2007 issued against you the
said Defendant to appear before
the High Court of the Supreme
Court of Judicature at the Law
Courts, Georgetown, in which
the Plaintiffs claim is for the
sum of $3.030,609 (three
million and thirty thousand six
hundred and nine dollars) with
interest on the sum of $684,379
(six hundred and eighty four
thousand three hundred and
seventy nine dollars) at the rate
of 22.75% per annum from 29
November 2007 to date of
payment, being the amount
due under a Bond and Deed of
Mortgage (number 241/97)
executed by Babulall Jaikarran
(now deceased) on 25 June
1997 before Leon Stewart,
Registrar of Deeds of Guyana in
favour of the Plaintiff for the
sum of $4,000 000 (four million
dollars) with interest thereon a
the rate of 18.75% per annum
with effect from 25 June 1995
which rate of interest was
increased to 19.75% per
annum with effect from 1 April
1999 then increased to 22.75%
per annum with effect from 1
arch 2002 until fully paid and
vested with right of first
mortgage on Blocks numbered
46 (forty six) and 47 (forty
seven) parts of the two southern
sections Perseverance, situate
in the County of Essequibo,
Republic of Guyana the two
southern sections being
bounded on the north by that
part of Perseverance being
shown on a Plan by H.O.
Durham, Sworn Land Surveyor
dated 28th day of October, 1921
and recorded in the
Department of Lands and
Mines on 6"' November, 1921
the said Blocks numbered 46
(forty six) and 47 (forty seven)
containing areas of 7.50 (seven
decimal five nought) and 32.67
(thirty two decimal six seven)
acres respectively and being
shown coloured in pink on a
Plan by .S. S. R. Insanally,
Sworn Land Surveyor dated 29'
May, 1957 and deposited in the
Deeds Registry on the 6"' day
of August, 1958 no building and
erections thereon but on all
future buildings and erections
which may hereafter be
constructed or erected thereon
during the existence of this
mortgage the property of the
mortgagor as more fully
described in Transport No. 258/
78. If you desire to defend the
said matter you must not later
than 3:30 pm in the forenoon.
of the 12i" day of February
2008 file an Affidavit of
Defence and you must appear
before the High Court of the
Supreme Court of Judicature at
the Law Courts, Georgetown on
the 13n" day of February 2008
at 9 o'clock in the forenoon. If
you fail to file such Affidavit of
efence or appear as aforesaid
the Plaintiff may proceed
therein and Judgement may be
given against you in your
absence. Dated the 11" day of
December, 2007. Sgd. E.

C/VILLE one-bedroom
furnished apts. For local/overseas
guests, starting from $4 000 (24
rs period). Tel. Anand 227-
8356/622-2118 anytime.

FILL 100 envelopes for
US$500 or more week. Send
stamped, self-addressed
envelope for information to Kerry
Ann Hira P.O. Box 30109 Parika,

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601

SELF drive long term -
$50000 per day, short term
$6000 per day, deposit $40
000. Call 689-6013.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

JEAN offers courses in
dressmaking, fabric-designing,
curtains, cushions, soft-toys,
soft-furnishing, floral, cake-
decorating 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 660-2713.

Register now. Call # 226-9448,
each. Manicures, acrylic nails,
nail designing, etc. Call
Michelle 227-7342/613-4005.
TECHNICAL Studies Institute
- 13a6 Shell Road, Kitty. Phone
225-9587. Electrical Installation
and wiring, TV and electronic
repairs, refrigeration and air
conditioning, Auto Electrical
CHRISTMAS is a time for
sharing, give a gift that last a life
time from Nayelli School of
Cosmetology. 3 mths
cosmetology course which begins
on the 211t Jan., 2008. Also
evening classes in Barbering
acrylic nail and air brush. 211
New Market St., North
Cummingsburg. Tel. 226-4573,
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, B15-8919.
LOOKING for international
employment get trained by
Guyana Training College on a
Canadian Curriculum as a
Canadian Certified Personal
Support Worker (Care Giver). We
are a recognized and exclusively
authorized and NACPSW of
ONTARIO to administer this
programme in Guyana. Day and
evening classes available. Call
227-488 1.
SIR Boy's School of
Mathematics and English CXC
and GCE Forms 1 5 -
Mathematics, English Language
Physics. Special tuition, small
classes, experienced teachers,
best student award, one-to-one
tuition available now. Enroling
for February 2008 start. Tel. 231-
9404, cell 689-8304.
NOW registering for Adult
Certificate and Diploma courses
in French, Spanish, Portuguese
and English as a Foreign
language, beginners and
foundation courses for children (3
- 13 years) and CXC preparation
courses, also Remedial English,
Translation and Interpreting
Services. The Languages
Institute Inc., 231-7303.

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 leavers. School reopens
on January 7. 2008. Call today
for more information. IBC
"Students success is our
greatest concern."

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

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.

SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek, G/town. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
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, Bourda.

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

PLANTS! Looking for flower
plant any kind. Then check S.
Mohamed Plant Shop. Lot 55
La Grange, West Bank Dem. 1
minute drive from Dem.
Harbour Bridge, going South.
Tel. 263-5300.

years old male seeking female
friends. Call 686-8878.
INDIAN female seeking
males friend from overseas and
Guyana between the a es of
30 and_ 40 yrs. 616-3030.
LOCAL and foreign pen
pals!! Send stamped envelope
to: Companion Pen Pal Club,
P.O. Box 12421 Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana.
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
Phone Pals Service. Are you
looking for true friends and
true love? We are here to help
you. Please call 629-4605 or
692-5670._ _
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 phones
same time).
GET that someone or your
dreams in a lift time
companion. IF you are
ambitious, loving, educated,
single and between the ages of
30- 40 years. You can be that
lucky female. Overseas rewards
will also be entertained. Write
to Raj, P.O. Box 12351 Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana.

METAL Scaffolding for
rent. Call 683-6253 or 642-

Check us out for the
Best taste in Chinese
food in town
S'Taste & compare

Expert cook
directly from China

4- ,V

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

FOR ALL your catering
services. Contact Carol. Tel.
REPAIRS done to gas
stoves, microwave, water heater,
etc. Call 627-7835. .
ARE you looking for
someone to take care of your
child like a mum? Then call
SERVICE offered ripping
and dressing profiling of
lumber, screen printing on
Jerseys. Call 654-0647.
ROXIE'S Royal Hair
Fashion, City Mall, Regent
and Camp Streets. We give
you what you deserve. Call:
227-8538, 227-7525.
MOBILE body workman -
welding, filling, spraying
painting, etc. of vehicle. More
info., call Kenneth #222-
4786, cell 619-4550.
HELLO! the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your
kerorange change to gas. Tel.
220-4070, 664-2332.

WANT to live and work in
USA/Canada. Please call Tel
# 689-0021.

Bulwont Persaud & Associates
' i .l[ I I ',i- , 1, I,!

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Businessmen. Students.
Visitors. Work Permils. Refugees.
Family Sponsorships. Appeals for
Refused Coses, e!.
Deal with only an Authorized
Ask to see redentials
For a (onsultation call
Guyaona: 225-1540or 622-8308
(anada;: 416-431-8845 or 647-284-0375
Email: balwantpemsou@yahoLao.c

upholstery guaranteed.
Household furniture, office
furniture, vehicles, etc. Tel.
694-7796, 276-3652, 276-
CRASHED hard drive?
Lost all your data. Call
Recover It fat/ntfs file sys.
Sata/eide and flash drive
up to 500g. Call Ackeim -
218-1582, 689-3351
LOOKING for that special
someone! Call Companion
Dating Service and let us find
you that true companion. Free
registration. Tel. 227-3273.
for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well
as masonry, varnishing,
plumbing and painting.
Contact Mohamed on 233-
0591, 667-6644.
FOR repairs and services
to washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, micro wave
ovens, etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone

I ITOo2A-1 &S4


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I 0.

CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit: www.halint.net

HANDYMAN. Apply in
erson to ARK Enterprise/
he Container House, 17
Lombard St., Werk-en-Rust
CHIEF cook. room
attendant, bar attendant.
Apply to Glow Int. Hotel. 2-3
Owen Street, Kitty with
relevant documents. Tel. No.

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PORTERS to work in
Market. Starting salary -
$8000 per week. Tel. 225-
VACANCY exists for
experienced Cosmetolo ist
and Nail Specialist. Call Tel.
No. 628-3415
Drivers. Apply Bissan's
Trading, 94 King Street,
Lacytown. 227-3206.
RIP saw operator, porters
to work in lumber yard. Eccles
Industrial Site. Call Richard -
609-7675, 233-2614.
VACANCIES exist for (1)
Full-Time teachers teach
Social Studies, English A & B,
Office Administration, I T teacher.
(2) Receptionist. Please send
application and CV to
International Business College,
262 Thomas Street, North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
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.
CHEF for restaurant, Front
Desk Clerk,waiter/waitress. Must
be computer literate. Apply
with written application or
Regency Suites/Hotel, 98
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust,
VACANCIES exist for
Marketing Representatives. Send
or bring in a written application
along with a Police Clearance at:
Ads Zone. 316 East Street North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown,
Guyana or call telephone # 225-
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.
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.
Genrqt...r- Guyana Phone
--'-: (592) 225-7335,
Fax: (592: 225-7351
GREAT Job Opportunity.
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., killing, inventory
control and tracking, etc
Requirements CXC Math.
English + others, MS Office,
Word Excel. Other business
programmes will be an asset.
lease send resume to 136
Sheriff St. or contact us at Tel.
227-1511. Email:
SAFAND Innovative Products
is looking for threi viorant any:
dynamic Sales Representatives
to seek markets for its attractive
range of products Applicants
must have. Three CXC Subjects
(inclusive of English Language).
Honest and a good personality.
Ability to travel Applicants with
previous experience in this field
and in possession of a valid
Driver's Licence will be at a
distinct advantage. Please apply
in person at the below address:
Safand Innovative Products (Si-
Tech Computers), Abbisham
Shopping Mall (Upper Flat), 27
'C Stelling Road (next to
Republic Bank), Vreed-en-Hoop,
WCD. Tel. # 264-3043, 618-

ONE female Clerk, age 25
yrs. above. Contact 231-5171.
VACANCY exist for
experienced hair Stylist.
Contact Expressions Full
Service Salon. Tel. 226-
Service. Job opportunity for
attractive girls $7 200 to
$8 000 weekly. Call 231-
1786, 665-3528.
VACANCY exist for a
Mathematics teacher at
Imperial College, 6 Croal and
Magnet Place. Tel. 227-7627,
615-8916, 615-8919.
Clerk. Must have knowledge of
payroll, NIS & PAYE between
the age 25 and 35 yrs. Old. Tel.
EXIST for (1) Sales
representative and (1) Canter
Driver. Both vacancies require
a valid lorry Driver's Licence.
To apply call 616-8193, 623-
3223, 220-0819.
ONE Secretary/
Receptionist. Must have a good
command of English and be
computer literate. Apply to PO
Box 10901 with written
application and recent passport
size picture.
ARE you interested in
working in a well-established
firm in Trinidad?
Accommodation will be
p rovided.Preferably females.
S$100 weekly. Call 444-5541,
619-0159, 868-637-2113.

2ND St. Diamond 60 x 100
$4M neg. Call 611-0315, 690-
EAST Bank $15M -
$2.5M $4.8M, East Coast -
$6M $9M, West Coast -
$4.8M. Tel. 227-2256.

Three (3) house lots at
Plantation Blankenburg,
West Coast Demerara.
Can be sold separately!
7.5 Million
Contact: 623-1392

LBI 100 x 100 $6M.
Lamaha Gardens. Sheriff
Street, Regent, main riverside.
Keyhomes 684-1852.
4 % ACRES of land
situated at Ruby BacKdam with
citrus and permanent crops.
Price negotiable Call 669-
ONE land in the New
Grove development 85 x 40
reduced from $2.5M to $2.2M
Phone 225-5198/225-2626/
HOUSE lot 100 x 50 20
minutes from city in new
suburban location US$16
000. OBO. No agent_ 680-1055.
GREIA Diamond $1M.
$1 5M, Triumph/Mon Repos -
S2M. $3M. Herstelling $3M,
Covent Garden S3M,
Meadow Bank $4M. LBI -
$3M, Lusignan $3M, Vreed-
en-Hoop $4M, Prashad
Nagar 2 lots S15M Tel.
225-4398, 225-373-, 651-
DOUBLE lot Republic
Park. 21 000 sq. ft lo, reduced
from $26M to SI8M' off
Mandela Ave., D'Urban front
land; area Grove S2.5M;
LBI $4.3M; Queenstown -
double lot $28M Alberttown
- $8M; Broad Street for bond,
triple lot reduced to $19M:
Campbellville double lot -
$13M. Phone Tony Reid Realty
- 225-5198, 225-2626. 225-
VERSAILLES house lot
(in gated compound),
UG Road & Caricom HQ, LE
compound 2 house lots), 7lots
together. HAPPY ACRES 13
house lots together. Bel Air
Springs double lot,
Queenstown, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Diamond, huge
water front, EBD on acres of
land, Sheriff St. 3 lots. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.

FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.

PROP. SEMI FURN. 227-0972.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. at 1 Railway Line,
Kitty. Call 227-0958.
EXECUTIVE furnished
house. Caricom Gds, US$1500
neg. 611-0315, 690-8625.
REGENT Street two flat
building for business. Call
624-6432 or 234-0481 at
AA Eccles US$800. BAP
US$1 000, business rental
$30 000. Keyhomes 684-
APT to rent. Grilled, fully
furnished, security services, for
overseas guests. Call # 226-
9448, 691-1392.
1 2-BEDROOM apt. at
Sec. St. Herstelling. Contact
Alicia. Tel. 265-3529 or 664-
7991. $30 000 monthly.
BUSINESS place $100
000, office space $50 000,
Snackette $80 000, Beauty
salon, Internet, bond space.
683-01-72.___ __
One three-bedroom fully
or semi- furnished house,
situate Hadfield Street,
Georgetown. Contact 225-
1 NEW 3-storey building
with self- contained rooms,
pressure pump, etc. Tel. #
685-2434, 231-4589.
BEL Air Park 2 furn./
unfurnr. executive type houses
US$1 000/US$800. Tel. #
227-4876, 652-4591 Ryan.
PRIME business space on
Regent Street. Suitable for any
type of businesses. 225-2873,
226-9029, 689-5031.
PRIME commercial
ground & second floor 77
Hadfield St. with restaurant
Licence or any other business.
227-6929, 641-2353.
HOUSES Alberttown (by
hospital), 2 & 3-bedroom
(parking) apartments $20 000/
$25 000. Call 231-6236.
HOUSES by themselves,
furnished apartments for
foreign visitors and executive
type properties in residential
areas. Call 695-6701.
apartment situated at Lot 319
East Street, NCB G/town.
Suitable for a couple without
children. Call 226-3387.
ONE bedroom furnished
apartment for overseas or OLiut
of town guest located in
William Street KitLy. Contact
Number 227-2466 or 644-
WORKING female to share
(1) large house in residential
area, security parking
available, EBD. 265-1222/688-
8135 $14 000 monthly.
EXECUTIVE houses and
apt furnished and unfurnished
in great condition and
locations. Call for all details.
Excellence Realty 625-7090.
ONE three-bedroom
upstairs semi-furnished,
overhead tank, garage parking.
Tel. 225-4413, 619-9972, 614-
0949. 220-1306.
2-BEDROOM apartment
at BB Eccles. Fully grilled and
parking. Available from 08/01;
15. Preferable a couple. 233-
2315. 656-6375.
SKITTY $70 000. East
Coast --US$600 US$800.
East Bank $30 000 -
USS900 US$1 200,
Queenstown $80 000 $90
000 Call 227-2256.
LOVELY 3-bedroom house
unfurmshed, extremely quiet
neighborhood in C/ville -
US$650. Also 3-bedroom
unfurnished on Lamaha Street
- US$500. 233-2968/613-
monthly rentals. Self-
contained, refrigerator, TV,
cooking at Le Rich Guest
House, 25 Princes Street. Tel
227-3067. 231-1247, 233-
2175. 623-1562.
safe. secure and designed with
efficiency in mind. Suitable for
any business looking fo, good
location Located in Middle
Street Call +(592) 226-0891 ._
KITTY $60 000, Praslad
Nagar- US$850, Lamaha
Gdns US$1 800, Bel Air
Springs US$2 300, Camp
St. $150 000, Oleander
Gardens TJUS3 0000 and
many more. Tel. 226-1192

1 BUSINESS place to
rent in Parika, by the Koker.
Perfect for Restaurant. Call
TOP & bottom flat,
arage and big yard space at
51 ast Field Drive, Nandy
Park. Call 626-9210, 227-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776.
TWO offices, Church St
area ideally suitable for
internet cafe, real estate office,
etc. Call Richard 609-7675,
furnished apartments $2 500
& $4 000 daily at Cummings
& 6 Sts. Ca1 Julian 22
4709 or 227-1319.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
floors Charlotte St offices etc.
2 floors Waterloo St.,2 huge
bonds Festival City,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148,
building 75 feet x 35 feet.
25 B Lyng and Princes Sts.,
facing Princes St. Available
from February. Tel. 226-1757,
EAST Bank $30 000 -
US$900 US$1 200,
Queenstown $80 000 $90
000, Bel Air US$1 200, East
Coast US$800 US$1 200.
Phone 227-2256.
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.
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.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house in excellent condition, 1
self-contained, refrigerator and
stove, telephone, overhead
tank. etc. $70 000 neg.
Roberts Realty 227-7627,
227-3768, 644-2099.
FOR rent one-flat
concrete building suitable for
business. Beer Garden,
restaurant. etc. including 2-
bedroom, toilet, bath. etc.,
situated at 59 61 Craig
Public Road. EBD Contact Mr
Joel. Tel. # 266-2051, 686-
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.
MEADOW Brook 2-
bedroom house by self $50
000. Nandy Park- 1- bedroom
top flat self-contained $50
000. includes master room,
kitchen, laundry room, living
and dining room. Phone and
parking. 233-2968, 613-6674.
bedroom homes, furnished at
US$1 500 and 2-bedroom
apartments at US$700 and
US$1 000. BEL AIR PARK 3-
bedroom and 2-bedroom
apartments at US$1 000 and
large executive US$4 000.
And lots more all over. Call
226-7128, 615-6124 -
'Homes with Style "
AA ECCLES beautiful 3-
bedroom master room with
Jacuzzi, hot and cold,
pressurized system,
unfurnished. lots of lawn space,
not concreted: also Eccleston
Garden 3 bedrooms, top flat,
fully furn. US$900; 3-
bedroom middle flat
unfurnished US$700; fully
enclosed bottom flat, can be
used for a variety of things.
Contact Mr. Boodhoo 233-
2968, 613-6674._____
OFFICE space for rental -
one 3-storey concrete building
presently under construction of
dimensions 36 feet x 20 feet,
at 217 South Road
Georgetown. Each floor shall
contain two large offices with
a reception area. Rented by
floors only or the entire
building. Each floor shall have
its independent supply of
power and water. Please call
227-2712 or 223-7487.

Air Springs/Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, Queenstown, Ogle with
pool, AA Eccles, New
Providence APARTMENTS -
Section 'K' C/ville, Courida
Park. TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.

Busy junction business spot located
at (ummings & Middle Sts Albertown
with 3 large rooms, lull size kitchen
(Jgeverandah, large hall way

... .... --"- --^ ^

CALL 223-2206.
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road. Call 220-9199,
NEW Bel Air Park $32M
neg, Hudsonville EBD $11M.
Call 611-0315, 690-8625.
BUSINESS property and
land, totaling over 12 000
square feet in land. Tel. # 226-
1 2-STOREY bungalow
roof property at 36 Field
Cummings Lodge, South East.
Call 222-2178.
BRAND new executive
style 2-flat concrete house in
residential area. Tel. # 227-
4876, 65@2-4591 Ryan.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house upstairs washroom toilet
and bath $9M. Blankenburg,
WCD. 627-0234, 617-6374.
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building. no repair,
vacant possession. 225-0545.
B. BALI, Ebo River (24
acres), Lanabali 20 and 39
acres, Great Creek 75 acres.
Call 612-8944, 662-6790.
Estate, Leguan 353.85 acres,
suitable for pasture or rice.
#227-3087, 223-7983.
NEW Providence large four
bedroom executive building no
repairs, immediate, vacant
price negotiable. 226-3866._
prime business. Place inclusive
of small house at back at 6
Uitvlugt, WCD. Contact 277-
FUTURE Homes Realty
has houses to se:i Prices -
$3 9M to US$1.2M Cal! -
227-4040. 669-7070. 628-
A POTENTIAL business
place in Wales with living
accommodation, storage bond
and fenced yard. Contact 617-
KITTY $15M%. Oqle S16M
New Market St'5iV, Business
place $15M K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
UG AREA newly
constructed four bedroom
executive concrete building
immediate vacant possession.
Tel. 226-3866.
,$16M, Alberttown $6M,
$14M, Robb St $9M, Kitty -
$7M, $10M, Camobellville -
$11M, South $8M. Call 231-
ONE three (3)-bedroom
house with one self-contained
bathroom and car port at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive,
Enterprise. East Coast
Demerara. Contact No 226-
9 15'i
Diamond, Chateau Margot,
Parika 13 acre, Vreed-en-
Hoop, Supply, EBD, Bella Dam,
La Grange. WBED, Tuschen,
EBE. Tel. 693-3513, 629-8253.

ONE Great Republic
concrete property value
$28M. Reduced to $19M.
Vacant. Phone 225-2626/
17.29 ACRES, cultivated
farm at Yarrawkabra, 2 large
chicken pens, 1 house and
water facilities. Call 233-
2315, 656-6375.__
672-5051, COST $6
KITTY $10M $17M,
Queenstown $16M $34M,
East Bank $7.5M $12.5M,
East Coast $4M $3M -
$9M. Tel. 227-2256.
$60M, Lamaha Gdns -
$45M, Alberttown $14M,
Bel Air Park $37M,
Subryanville $70M. Sonja
225-7197, 623-2537.
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
$9.5M, Craig, EBD $3.7M,
Good Hope, ECD $11.5M.
LAND New Rd., V/Hoop.
WCD $4.8M. Call Seeker's
Choice RealEst. 223-6346/
STATION Street, Kitty
Shell Road Kitty, Vreed-en-.
Hoop, La Penitence, Goed
Fortuin, Public Road, De
Kenderen WCD, Grove/
Diamond, South Ruimveldt'
Park, Queenstown. Tel. 693-
3513, 629-8253.
ECCLES 6-bedroom
house, great deal, would not'
last long $9M, Bagotstown.
3-bedroom lots of yard
space nice location $7.5M,
Hudsonville 3-bedroomi
very quiet area $11M. 233-
2968, 613-6674.
C/VILLE $16M, Camp
St. $50M, Atlantic Gdns. -
$30M. Queenstown $65M.
Lamaha Gdns $45Mi,
Republic Park $18M, Bel Air
Park $35M, Subryanville,-
$50M and many more. Tel.
226-1192, 653-9990.
FOR sale by owner -
transported house and land in
Better Hope, ECD. 3
bedrooms, (2 with AC), 2
toilets. 2 baths, pressurized
water system and overhead
tank laundry room, bond,
parking for 10 cars. Price $15
million, Also stand by
generator. Contact Elvisi -
SOUTH Park ,7
bedrooms, large land, 2-
storey. 2 toilets and baths,
over head tank, telephone,
etc. $15.5M neg., Second
house in Garnett Street, Kitty,
2-storey. no driveway, 4-
bedroom $8M neg..
Queenstown and .otherts.
Contact Roberts Realty First
Federation Life Bldg., 227-
7627, 227-3768, 644-2099.
GREIA Campbellville -
$12M, $16M, Alberttown
$18M, $30M, D'Urban St. -
$12M, $20M, ECD .-
Montrose $8M, Strasphey -
S4M 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.
BLYGEZIGHT very nice
3-bedroom, fully furnished -
23M. OGLE large 4-
oedroomr with pool $70M
bedroorn executive $50M.
PLUS Kingstori, Main Street,
Middle Street, etc. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124 -
home of better bargains".
Newtown Kitty $10M
Rivers View $4.5M, (4.3
acres with house), Bel Air Park
$24M, La Penitence -
$18M, Kingston $50M,
Ogle $28M, Ogle $19M,
D'Urban Street $20M,
Vergenoegen $15M, land
in Leguan 90 acres $300
OO,, ae acre. Advertise your
car. noh:e, or land for sale/
rental or your business on our I
site: primestaronlinegy.com
for as low as $4000 for one
month. Call Nikky today: 227-
3877, 696-5241. Kush -
680-8933, 647-5727.

1 12/2008,. 59 Pivl


BEL AIR Park $17M AA
Eccles $28M Keyhomes -
672-5051, COST $6
and land for sale $7.5M. at
N/S Grove, EBD. Ideal spot for
any business. Tel. # 216-0147
or 665-5702.
HOUSE in Good Hope on
the East Coast excellent
condition, 4 beds, furnished or
unfurnished. $25 million
negotiable. 218-0303, 655-
$60M, Lamaha Gdns $45M,
Aloerttown $14M, Bel Air
Park $37M, Subryanville -
$70M. Sonja 225-7197, 623-
gated compound Atlantic
Gardens, Courida Park, Ogle
with & without pool; Shamrock
Gardens, Subryanville, Bel Air
Village/Park, Blygezight,
Prashad Nagar, Queenstown,
Vlissengen Road, Republic
Park, Ruimzeight, Diamond,
Harbour Bridge Area. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
Park reduced to US$170 000,
Republic Park reduced to
$17M, Sec. 'K' $18 million,
Bel Air Park $20M, Charlotte
St. $14M, Queenstown -
$16M, Second property,
Alberttown, fully concrete -
$18M, 2d property in Pike St.,
reduced to $6.8M from $18M,
Newtown, corner 3-family
reduced to $9.7M, office space
and store in North Road,
reduced from $32M to $25M,
Regent Street $58M, 3-
storey house on Thomas &
Church Sts., 3 house lots
reduced to US$350 000 for
$9M. Phone Ton Reid Realty
- 225-5198, 225-2626,225-

1 DRIFT seine boat with
engine. Call 222-4966.
RIMS. CALL 610-0653.
SAW. TEL. 264-1060.
ONE complete gym and
hair dressing salon. 231-5171.
LISTER diesel engine and
generator 4 to 10 KVA. 624-
MONITORS, car stereos
.Mp3 players). Contact 628-

1 LISTER Petter Marine
engine, 6-cylinder diesel. Call
1 GOLD Mining block in
Omai/Quartz HiltI Area.
Contact 672-7389.
1 GOLD & Diamond block
in Omai Quartz Hill. Contact
2 12 000 BTU air-
conditioners, 1 1 700 watts-
inverter. Call 623-7212.
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to
1 LUCAS Mill for sale.
Price negotiable. Tel. Nos.
269-0602, 662-2508.
ONE 18 inch surface
planner and rip saw fully
powered by engine. Tel. 226-
1 DELL computer, 1
inverter charger (Nippon).
Contact 218-4507, 6.81-1971
motorcycle hardly used. Call
Julian 225-4709 or 227-
PURE bred Pit Bull pups
for sale 6 weeks old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact # 227-0485.
ONE music system, .15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995.
STEREO set in pieces -
like amplifier CD Deck,
crossover and more; (1)
freezer; (1) Nissan Caravan;.(1)
bungalow house three-
bedroom, toilet and bath. 220-
LADDER, book case,
benches, sewing machine,
household furniture, lawn
mower, gardening tools, party
light, mirrors, paintings, coffee
percolator, television, car. Tel.

QUEEN size bed GS25
000 neg Sharp 20-inch TV -
G$ 25 000 neg Tcl. 680-1055.
1 (ONE) 27" Fiat Screen
Sharp TV Attr.i'ive Price
Owner leaving country Call
OWNER leaving 1
complete Dell computer system
printer desk. etc, 1 36" Sony
Trinitron TV. 1 one Junior
Prajero. 226-4192 or 226-9075.

(o>niptli-r and

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

PURE bred Pit bull
puppies, 4 months old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact 269-0790, 269-0032.
NOW in Stock for the first
time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
SALE! SALE! Islamic Books.
Some as low as one hundred
dollars. Call 668-3976.
1 PAIR pure breed Rottweilers,
2 pure breed pit bulls. Contact
Suzie 266-1272 or 266-1287,

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


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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-
17.29 ACRES, cultivated farm
at Yarrawkabra, 2 large chicken
pens, 1 house and water facilities.
Call 233-2315, 656-6375.
2 TIBETIAN Terrier 2 mths
old pups. Vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 233-2354.
1 NEW Panasonic power
amplifier, 4 grills for top fencing.
Price reasonable. Tel. 234-0885,
1 16-BLADE roaming
plough, excellent condition. Going
at a deal $1.2M neg. 233-2968,
125 CC JIALING Scooter # CE
4646, also 1 pair L-7 Kiekers 1 200
watts in fur box, with 2 Kiekers Grill.
Tel. 222-5013.
ONE Great Republic
concrete property value $28M.
Reduced to $19M. Vacant.
Phone 225-2626/55198/231-
1 75Hp Yamaha and 22-ft
boat, 1 40Hp Yamaha and 18-ft.
boat, in excellent condition.
Serious calls only. Tel. 260-4459,

12 WEEKS old Rotlweiler
and German Shepherd puppies.
fully vaccinated and dewormed
Phone 223-0754
USED car speakers and Amp
home and out dronr equipment,
amp. Rcf, EQ, crossover, drive rack
Call 626-92 10, 227-4202.
1 6" LAND dredge with 2 -
4-cylinder Perkins 1 000 Series,
complete with camp pipes, etc.
$4M neg. Call # 680-9306.
DELL Dimension 2300, 2
GHz, 17-inch monitor, original XP,
works, Word, CDs G$110 000
neg. 680-1055. Come with HP
ONE complete third grade
home schooling course.
Complete with text books,
workbooks and instruction
manuals. Call 668-3976.
1 EXTRA large side by side
refrigerator with ice maker and with
dispenser $190 000. Excellent
condition. Call 227-2929, 647-
GENERAC Guardian 5000
watts portable generator set on
wheels, 110-220, electric start,
practically new. $850 000 neg.
Call 624-8402, 227-3939, 225-

Razrv $29,995
L6 $28,500
V220- $19,995
Pebble -$36,995

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

fed Scanner, 30 pages per
minute (front & back
simultaneously). In colour with
automatic document feeder.
Scans everything up to legal
size. USB. Hardly used. If
interested please call Frank at
Rocket IT. Tel. 227-3630.
TWO Toshiba Regza 42" flat
panel Plasma television. Cinema
series with gloss black cabinetry.
Brand spanking new in the box!
Great prices for immediate sale.
Only 3 inches thick! Tel. 623-7340
or 226-4580.
1 FEAT combine 3 700 in
good working condition, next to
brand new track; 1 9-ton 4 Smith
Hiace, 1 tyre machine, 1 balancer
for wheel. Reasonable price.
Owner leaving country. Call 339-
2327, 339-2254.
and appliances fridges,
microwave, stoves, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV, beds,
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-8894.
Rebuilding & Spare Parts Service,
388 South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Tel. 218-1469, 218-3899, 618-
3514. Spares parts available for
caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit
diesel engines. Also Kubota
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.
1 4000 WATTS generator
(diesel) 27" Plasma TV, HD
ready, 2 Sony Camcorders, 1
Toyota Pick-up crash bar.
Bargain prices negotiable. Call
226-5437, 629-1098.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient
service 1,0 11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone
338-2221 & 338-2335 (8 am -
4 pm) Mon. to Fri. (Sat 8 12).
VACUUM motors) industrial
pressure washer pump section
400 & 2700 PSI, Sony DVD/
VCR recorder combo pressure
washer rubber seals (water). Tel.
231-1786, 665-3528.
COMPUTER items, HP 17"
Laptop, HP photosmart all in
one printer scanner, copier,
wood working machines, motors,
asst. switches. USA clothing.
Call 654-0647.

ONE Toyota Mark 2 GX U(
excellence condition. Mag rims.
DVD system,. leather interior Price
$2 5M negoti ible Call 220-6879,
641-6725 Also two puLie breed
Gennan Shepherd 12 months old
COMPUTER Software Get
the latest version of any
software, windows, office
graphics designs, accounting
point of sale, video editing.
language. and much more. Call
Anthony 625-7090.
CAUSTIC Soda 55 lbs $5
000 alum 55 lbs $5 800 Soda
Ash 55 lbs $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.
SALE for one month only.
Black & coloured leotards &
tights. Also in stock dancing
snoes, 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.
GAS regulator, 8/8 gas
hose, 1 20-gal compressor
tank, gas water heater control,
1 starting contactor, 1 length 1-
inch canvas hose, 1 100 Amp
3-pole breaker heating element
for hot water tank, 1 liquid
Nitrogen container. Call 627-
ALL brand new 1 Xerox
table model printer, 1 vacuum
cleaner 12 14 gallons wet
and dry, 1 pressure washer -
brand new, 2 5 000 watts
generators, key & pull start, 1 -
1 200 watts generator pull
start, 2 750 watt inverters, 7 -
400 watts inverters, 4 Ig. Sata
spray guns, 2 12 volts smart
chargers, 5 18 volts cordless
drills, 2 300 watts inverters.
665-4214, 642-8178.

1 MINIBUS. CALL 627-7812
OR 622-0065.
1 AE 100 CERES car. Price
- $850 000. Call 264-1060.
Excellent condition. Tel. # 610-
AT 170 CARINA. Price -
$800 000. Tel. No. 270-5018,
225-2487, 698-3435.
TOYOTA Hiace minibus,
BJJ 7379, excellent condition.
681-6679, 275-0043.
JAILING 110-7 motor cycle.
LF-200 Sports Like both new.
Tel. 644-3243.
1 MITSUBISHI enclosed, 3-
ton Canter, 1 Nissan pick up.
Tel. 260-2806, 621-2859.
1 ENCLOSED Mitsubishi
canter truck, GKK Series. Price
neg. Call 220-9077.
1 212 fully powered,
immaculate condition. Call
225-4500, 225-9920.
1 NEW Toyota Vitz (2003),
fully loaded, 4 WD. Call 683-
6252 or 642-1137.
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition, fully powered, mags,
CD. Tel. No. 265-3694.
KA 67 Toyota Wagon, in
perfect working condition.
Contact 225-0268.
1 MINIBUS, BJJ 2459, 1
Honda Civic, PJJ 5883. Contact
ONE AT 170 Corona EFS,
AC, mags, power window. Tel.
1 HYUNDAI Excel $325
000. Contact 623-2434, 623-
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Xtra
cab 4WD, 3RZ engine, manual,
mags, AC, CD player. Tel. #
663-3110, 216-1279.
1 TOYOTA Carina (212).
Just off the wharf Reg. # PKK
8864. Tel. 694-2052, 222-3317,
ONE Nissan Pathfinder S.S.
1998, 4 wheel drive sunroof,
mag rims, adjustable steering
wheel, PJJ 2332. Call tel. 277-

CHILUX Extra cab $3.5M.
Cant0. S2M Suzuki swrft S550
000, ,i. R3 $600 000
Contact 610-2021 or 220-6258
NIbSAN Blueb,ri front
wheel drive $250 000 n-q As
Is. Cont. # 612-5807.
ONE RZ Long Base
mrinibus Contact Tessa
Francois. Tel # 218-1749,


5 AT 192

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700, 623-9972,

1 AT 150 CARINA, in
excellent condition. Price -
$350 000. Call 253-3157, 649-
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus,
Short Base (carb) in good
condition. Tel. 649-6901, 222-
1 AT 150 CARINA,
automatic. Price $450 000 neg.
Contact 623-0339 or 226-2671
- Rennie.
1 RZ MINIBUS Call 222-
4619 after 6:30 pm. 614-8193
anytime. Owner leaving country.
ONE Toyota Hilux Pick-up,
GJJ 1813. Please contact 645-
9610. Excellent condition.
ONE Toyota Alteeza 2005
Model GXE 10, PKK Series -
$4.5M neg. #634-4989, 638-
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus
(Long Base) BHH. Price $1.3M
neg. Excellent condition. Call
266-1214, 644-0244.



Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-
ONE 125 Jialing scooter,
CE Series excellent condition
- $150 006 neg. Call 646-1338,
223-3501, 692-6621.
ONE GX 81 Mark 11 -
automatic, fully loaded, digital
dash power seats, chrome rims,
etc. $975 000. Tel. 642-6159.
ONE Tundra, super-
charged, fully loaded, BBS
wheels and lots more, never
registered. Tel. 642-6159.
ONE 2004 Tundra flair side
leather interior, mag wheels,
fully loaded, never registered.
Tel. 642-6159.
FOUR (4) minibuses just off
wharf. Never registered, CD, new
mags, seats, sliding windows,
etc. One 1s (2003 Model). 647-
5124, 641-8647.
1 'TOYOTA Tundra -
immaculate condition. Price -
$3.9M. 1 Toyota Camry SV 40
- immaculate condition -
$1.8M. Tel. #.625-034, 220-

ONE Toyota Hilux Pick-up
GBB 1697 good working
condition Price $375 000
negotiable Contact number
268-3392 cell 681-8802. Ask

190 E "Mcedes Benz fully
skirted,custom ime work for
absolute show car,need minok,
work, sold as is

Must see ,:

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

1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (2002
new model), automatics, fully
powered, A/C, CD, Crystal
lights, mags. Price $5.4M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 AE 100 Sprinter
(private), automatic fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
player, music set $1 150 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AT 192 Toyota Carina,
automatic fully powered, AC,
CD palyer (PJJ series) price
$1.4m. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.



225-9700, 823-8072

Behind Brickdom Police Stalon

1- EP 82 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,
AT 212 192 CARINA, AE
100 Corolla, Pajro JR, EP 82
Starlet Turbo, Ceres, FB 14
Nissan. Amar 621-6037, 227-

2001 Ford F150 Extra Cab
with enclosed back,
automatic, with 2 extra doors, A/C,
extra cab. Excellent condition.

$2.6M neg

2000 FordF250 Sper Duly Sigle C,4x4 4WDDrive
atoeatikA/C wilh troay over serre e tled.
Extelletc aeditioorregistered GlKK9.63.
$2.9M neg

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RZ bus AT 192, AT 212,
AT 170, RAV-4 $600 000,
$800 000, $1M down
payment. Hilux Extra/Single
Cab. Call 231-6236.___
1 NISSAN Titan (just
registered) double cab. Fully
loaded price $6.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400, 621-5902.
2000 AT 211, 1 800 cc
economic engine, 17" mags,
CD/cassette, ABS, PS, PW,
illuminating dash. $2.8
million negotiable. 647-4311.
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 Toyota Previa mini-
van, 7-seater, automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mag rims, side
door, CD player, cruise
control, low mileage (came in
brand new). $1.9M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
(Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mags, CD player, sidebars.
Price $3M. Hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA Extra cab
(4x4) manual, (diesel engine)
mags, crash bar, AC & CD
price $2.3M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
(Private) manual, magrims.
Price $475 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
ONE Mitsubishi Pajero
good condition. Owner
migrating. Tel. 615-1041, 227-
HONDA 250 Custom and
3Y van and 2 TVs. Wanted
one Toyota car below $500
000. 688-1657 Narine.
1 TOYOTA Camry,
manual, back wheel drive,
very good condition. Price
$270 000 neg. Contact
Clarence 225-8088 or 644-
TOYOTA Extra Cab Pick-
up 4 x 4, excellent condition,
mag rims, AC. Toyota Previa
minivan, DVD. 225-2873,
226-9029, 689-5031.
ONE AT 212 Carina -
fully powered, PKK series.
Tel. 226-3745, 625-8910,
1 AT 192 fully powered,
rims, music, AC, clean
condition. Going
reasonable. Contact 648-
9708 or 226-7855.
1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ,
Long Base EFI, BHH Series.
$1.7M neg. Call 622-6673/
ONE GS 300 Lexus -
fully loaded, 2004 year
model, in excellent condition.
Contact Number 227-6410 or
1 LAND Rover defender
110 series Turbo Diesel
winch & snorkel tray has hard
cover, 1 T100 white pick-up
truck. Call 623-1003, 218-
excellent deal. 1100 cc
Kawasaki Jet Ski 4x4 ATV, like
new. Priced to sell. 225-2873,
226-9029, 689-5031.
1 HONDA Civic VTI, 2002
model PKK Series, fully
loaded, excellent condition.
Price $2.6M neg. Call 265-
2225, 622-5916, 268-3304 in
the evening.
1370, fully powered, mags,
music, AC, Candy Red. 1
Hiace minibus, BKK 5643
fully loaded. Bibi Jameel.
Call 220-5244, 674-0870.
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.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
(PJJ Series), one owner,
Reg. 2005, never worked
hire, immaculate condition.
Tel. 655-7839, 662-1156 or
259-3237 Paul.

ONE Toyota Camry
automatic. (BWD) Just
sprayed over. working. Price
$375 000 negotiable.
Tel. 626-1125, 687-5006.
HILUX SURF, 1 KZ Diesel,
automatic, fully powered, 31/
1050, mags, bull bars, rear
spoiler, etc. 74 Sheriff St. 624-
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. # 672-7528.

Nissan Extra Cab Pick-up
5 speed excellent condition,
working perfect
GKK 8568. $1.3M CASH
.. .. .. .I J -2

Ford FI- U Single Lab
SVT engine (fast engine)
Mag Wheels, CD Player
GKK 8569. $2.2 CASH

ONE RAV-4 with foot
rest, crash bar fully loaded,
PJJ Series, 105 000 km.
Going cheap $2 650 000
neg. One Toyota Vitz, fully
loaded, new, 60 000 km.
Duncan and DeAbreu Sts.,
Newtown, Kitty. 223-9405.
Truck 3 /2 tons, 4D35, 6-
speed, gear box, a/c, PW, 16
tyres. Long Base, excellent
condition. 74 Sheriff St.
1 SUZUKI Katana 600,
1998 Red's Black motor
cycle, CF series. Just
registered with insurance
and fitness. Price to go.
Contact 622-4275, 255-
Silver fully powered, AC,
CD player. Must see, lady
driven. Price $1.4M neg.
Tel. 227-7729, 646-7305,
after 5 pm 233-5055.
1 TK BEDFORD truck,
5 ton GFF 944 good
working condition. Tel
266-0841 or 622-0514.
M.S. Kasim.
1 SPACIOUS Silver Grey
F250 Pick up, Extra Cab,
GKK Series, excellent
condition, AC, music, 4-
seater. Call 610-7009 -
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. 226-9109.
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,
ONE NZE 121 Corolla 2
000 model, automatic, TV,
CD, alloy wheels, never
registered, one Toyota
Soluna 1999 model, CD,
alloy wheels, 5A engine
never registered. Contact
Panday 686-0323.
Sales & Spare Parts. Now in
stock Long Base RZ EFI
minibuses, excellent
condition, mags, music,
crystal lights, etc. From $900
000 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 also 1
Bobcat 963. Call 623-1003,

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
S225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA K.T. 147
Wagon private used stick
gear $350 000, 1 Toyota
land Cruiser FJ 80, 4,500cc.
Fully powered PJJ series
$6.5m. Excellent condition.
Must see, 1 English made
Morris Marina never
registered, automatic 5
sweater $525 000 registered,
1 small Vanette minibus
needs minor body work
driving condition $325 000,
Tel: 223-8784.
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-
MOTIVATED seller, one of
its .kind in Guyana. (a) One ice
cream truck, diesel driven air
conditioned, fully equipped
with 30 KW gen. set, very
profitable investment. (b) One
enclosed fibreglass van four-
wheel back axle high top. (c)
One Nissan Pathfinder right
hand drive powerful four-
cylinder turbo diesel. All
equipment in class "A"
condition. For more info., tel.
227-1830. -

Leather interior,
Multiple Air Bag, 17"
Mag Wheels, CD/DVD
player only 1 7000
original mile
like new S3.6 Million or
best offer accepted
PKK 6446

-, .

Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nice, 16 "Mug wheels
$1.3 Million CASH

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 MARAJ
4939, 624-0762 A NAME AND

CALL # 693-9325.
1 VIDEO Editor, 1 Camera
man. Tel. 691-0691.
DOMESTIC to cook and
clean. Tel. # 671-4639.
WORKERS for live-in
Sawmill work. Call 261-3055.
URGENTLY one General
Domestic. Call 223-7429.
person Clarians. Church St.
ONE general live-in
Domestic. Call 640-0661, 622-
1 AUTO Electrician at
Dan's Auto Electrical Service.
Call 226-7968.
WORKSHOP requires
Spindle Turners, for job work.
Call 261-3055.

LOG Truck Drivers, Skidder
Operators, Security Guards.
Prakash Variety Store, 5
America St.
DRIVER & Dispatcher to
work in Taxi service. Call 231-
1 NIGHT Watchman & 1
Cleaner to work at a hotel. Call
1 ATTRACTIVE Waitress to
work in a bar. Call 668-9886,
1 LIVE-IN Maid, preferable
from out of town. Contact 640-
6201, 699-0504.
1 FEMALE bartender at
Julian's Restaurant & Bar
Cummings & Sixth St. Call
Julian 225-4709 or 227-1319.
sales & screen printing.
Attractive incentive. Call 662-
Dresser. Contact # 614-6869,
225-4873. Ask for Alicia.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to
do basic house work.
Salary negotiable. Call 648-
SALESGIRLS for shop on
E. C. Dem. Age 18 24. Wages
attractive. Call 615-8121.
Apply with hand-written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. #
Carpenters with own tools.
Apply Guyana Variety Store &
Nut Centre, 68 Robb Street,
Hotel. Apply in person. 12
Henry St., Werk-en-Rust. Tel.
TO work in the Interior -
one excavator operator.
Contact # 225-9703, cell #
Drivers with knowledge of
dispatching. Call Jeffrey 622-
HIRE cars to work in taxi
service, Dispatcher and one
Driver with Hire Car Licence.
Call 696-0361.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
preferably from country area.
Age between 35 and 45. Call
226-4756, 621-3865.
WANTED urgently
property or land between Cl
and Uitvlugt. Tel. # 220-2366/
WANTED to purchase 1
AE 110 Toyota Corolla PJJ or
PKK Series. Must be in good
condition. Call 662-1095.
SEWING Machine
Operators for Garment Factory
and Porters. D. Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492/225-
ONE female dog, between
1 and 3 years. Medium size,
good breed. Please call Frank
or Muni. Tel. 227-3630 or 641-
HAMID General Store -
244 Regent Street. Tel. # 225-
3811, 226-8961. Billing Clerks,
Porters. Apply with written
and salesboys. Avinash
Complex, A & B Water Street,
Georgetown. 616-9.238,
between 8 am and 4pm.
counter servers. Apply in person
w/written application Hack's
Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commerce St., G/town. 9 am
- 11 am.
COMPUTER Operators
Salesmen and women with
drivers licence. Apply Troy
Reid's Realty 129 'A' Duncan
Street, Bel Air Park.
assembler. Must have
experience and sound
secondary education. Apply
Guyana Variety Store & Nut
Centre, 68 Robb Street,
Lacytown, G/town.
DRIVER/Salesman to do
basic store runs. Should have
at least 3 years driving
experience. Apply Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb St.,

highest pay guaranteed! At
GuyAmerica, 52 Parika EBE.
Tel. 260-4580, 260-4068 or
CONTRACT cars and
hire car drivers needed at
Classic Cabs. Call 227-4445,
227-4545, 621-1548.

One Bulldozer
Must be able to
operate Dragline

1 LAND to buy in
Diamond/Grove Block CC,
Mon Repos or Good Hope.
Call 220-1819, 641-8764.
Acetylene welding (grilled
work). Contact T. Persaud Call
227-6204, 609-9848.
CASHIER, Kitchen
Assistant,Waiter & Waitress at
Kamboat Restaurant, 51
Sheriff St. Apply in person
with written application.
CONTACT 226-0476, 625-
OFF-SET operators, book
binders and staff to work in
printer. Must have secondary
education. Apply in person to
Inter Services Enterprise, 21
Seaforth Street, C/ville. Tel.
Housekeeper/Cook. For out
of town resident. Age 40
and over. Salary $30 000
fortnightly. Call 261-3055.
Salesgirls. Apply with
handwritten application to
Regent Household
Electronics, 143 Regent
Road Bourda. Tel. # 227-
1 'MAID for Domestic work.
Ages between 30 .and 40,
preferably from Kitty C/
ville. Contact Raj 225-7627
after 5 pm, from 8am 5pm
225-6315, 619-7410.

l14 'r : iA

Restaurant and Bar, 3 19
Main Street New Amsterdam,
Berbice. Tel. 333-2126, 333-
3880, Fax: 333-4151. Email

OXYGEN and Acetylene
industrial gases # 58 Village,
Corentyne, Berbice. Phone 338-
2221 & 338-2335 (David
ONE BOAT, 52 ft length by
9 ft width, 5ft dept, 3,500 Ibs
seine, 2 48 Yamaha engine,
fully equipped. Contact -666-
6649, 611-9954.

GX 90 MARK 11, in
ood condition. Contact
339-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI), automatic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford Dump
ruck, just rebuilt. Never
used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-2345.

URGENTLY needed -
Handyboys, cooks, pastry
makers. Apply to Shantas -
225 Camp & New Market
Sts., between 3 and 5 pm,
Wed. Fri. No phone calls.
1 GIRL between the
age of 20 and 25 to work
in a restaurant. Apply in
person at 66 Broad St.,
between Russell and
Adelaide Sts., between
the hours of 9 am and 5
pm or call 231-1906.
A MALE guard, age
from 25 55, must be
physically fit. Call # 227-
1974, 227-8659, 1
bodywork man. Must be
able to fill, rub, weld and
spray, age from 20 35.
Call # 227-1974, 227-
Attendant (with electrical
experience). Apply in
person with passport size
picture and application
addressed to Manager of
Demerara Ice Co. Ltd.
Address: 29 & 32 Cactus
Road, West Ruimveldt,
Greater Georgetown. Tel.
226-1780, 225-4638.
person with written
application @ Texaco
Gas Station, Vlissengen

situated at Rose Hall T own,
Markert Street, opposite the
Market. Contact Donette on 663-
7886, 612-7941.

building, newly built in
the heart of New
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically.
Call 333-2457, 337-
2-STOREYED house.
with large land space,
corner of Edinburg, East
Bank Berbice. Tel: 265-
3419, 622-3879 Andy.

GOING business place
e, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
fully rolled in N/A. Call
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business ,.,purposes -
located in Coburg Street
next to Police
headquarters Call
Telephone # 618-6634
BUSINESS premises at
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DESPITE winning the third Test against the West Indies
at Durban and the series 2-1, South Africa has slipped two
places to fourth in the LG ICC Test Championship with
India moving up to second.
The Proteas went into the
series in second position
knowing that they needed to
win the series at least 2-0 in or-
der to maintain that lead.
Having lost the first Test in
Port Elizabeth Graeme
Smith's team did well to win
the series with victories at
Cape Town and Durban but
such is the weighting system
when playing teams further
ANIL KUMBLE c down the table, it means it loses
ANIL KUMBLE one ratings point in the latest
Test Championship table.
Given how tight it was with just two ratings points sepa-
rating South Africa in second place and England in fifth,
that single point has made a big difference to the table.
South Africa's loss is India's gain as Anil Kumble's team
moves up to second spot in the table. India is level on points
with Sri Lanka but is shown to be ahead of Mahela
Jayawardena's team when the points are calculated beyond the
decimal point.

And despite losing the series, the West Indies can take
some solace in the fact that it has gained one ratings point
in eighth place and has now closed the gap on New Zealand
in seventh to 18 points.
It was far from being a joyless series for the men from the
Caribbean after they registered their first-ever Test win on South
African soil with that PE victory.
Australia is still way out in front of the rest on 143 ratings
points, some 34 clear of its nearest rival.
The LG ICC Test Championship table is updated only
at the end of each series so it is likely we will see some
more movement in the coming weeks when the series in-
volving Australia and India as well as New Zealand and
Bangladesh come to an end.

LG ICC Test Championship (as of January 12)
Rank Team Points

Sri Lanka
South Africa
New Zealand
West Indies

Ronaldo hat-trick

takes Man United top

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Cristiano
Ronaldo scored a stunning
hat-brick for Manchester
United as they outclassed.
Newcastle United 6-0 to go
top of the Premier League
Carlos Tevez (2) and Rio
Ferdinand scored the other
goals to help the champions
overtake Arsenal in the title
race after the Gunners were
surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw
at home by Birmingham City.
Like Arsenal, Marichester
United have 51 points from 22
matches, but have a superior
goal difference of plus-33 com-
pared to the London club's
Chelsea beat Tottenham
Hotspur 2-0 to move on to 47
points from 22 games.
With 16 matches to play,
the top three have pulled clear
of fourth-placed Liverpool,
who lead a quartet of clubs in-
cluding Everton, Aston Villa
and Manchester City on 39
All six United goals came
in the second half, with
Ronaldo and Tevez putting the
Reds on their way to victory

against their mid-table oppo-
nents who sacked manager Sam
Allardyce on Wednesday.
"We had too many indi-
viduals in the first half trying
to walk the ball into the net,"
said United manager Alex
"But the second half display


was marvellous, absolutely fan-
tastic and could not be faulted,"
he told Setanta Sports.
Ronaldo scored his second of
the match, and his 50th league
goal for the club, to complete a
well-worked move after 70 min-
utes with Rio Ferdinand making
it 4-0 five minutes from time.
Ronaldo made it 5-0 in the
88th minute and Tevez added his
second in stoppage time to make
it 6-0 before Newcastle's Alan
Smith was red-carded for pro-

testing about Tevez's second
goal that barely crossed the
line after bouncing down off the

Arsenal, who started the
day in first place, were hope-
ful of making it 11 home league
wins out of 12 this season
against a Birmingham-City
team that last won at Arsenal
in 1957.
Arsenal had the best
possible start, going ahead
with a 20th-minute penalty
from Emmanuel Adebayor.
Birmingham battled back
for a draw thanks to Gary
O'Connor's 47th minute
Across London at Stam-
ford Bridge, Chelsea, unbeaten
at home by Spurs since 1990
and also unbeaten in their last
73 home league matches, took
control after 19 minutes when
Brazilian defender Juliano
Belletti scored with a 35-metre
They wrapped up the
points with a second from
Shaun Wright-Phillips 10 min-
utes from time.
Nicolas Anelka, signed
from Bolton Wanderers on
Friday, made his debut as a

60th minute substitute and
nearly scored when he hit the
underside of the bar in the dy-
ing minutes.
Liverpool moved back into
fourth place, albeit eight points
behind Chelsea, when they
scraped a 1-1 draw at
Middlesbrough their fourth
successive stalemate in league and
Everton went above
Manchester City into fifth place
after beating them 1-0, with
Joleon Lescott scoring the only
Aston Villa beat Reading
3-1 and also climbed above
City on goal difference.
There was no joy for the
bottom two clubs, Fulham and
Derby County, who both lost
Fulham took an early lead
at West Ham through Simon
Davies but the Hammers
fought back to win with goals
by Dean Ashton and Anton
Ferdinand, leaving Fulham
without a win in their last 28
league matches.
Bottom club Derby County
gave debuts to four new play-
ers but lost 1-0 at home to
manager Paul Jewell's former
club Wigan Athletic to remain
bottom with just seven points.

Guyana, St

Vincent clash


From back page

well prepared with no serious injuries. Klass said with this
encouraging sign of good weather breaking through the
game should attract a big crowd.
Report out of Blairmont is that today's game between
Guyana and St Vincent should attract a big crowd. In terms
of the team's readiness Klass said, "I think we are shap-
ing well.
"The fact that most of the players came out of the Kashif
and Shanghai Christmas championship. it means that they
would be somewhat match-ready.
"I know that we hadn't the best surface and the rest of
Guyana would recognize, based on the weather pattern, the sur-
faces, regardless, unless we play in the air, we couldn't find
better surfaces than what are available under the circumstance."
The St Vincent team is managed by Roxell John and
has a number of Under-23 and Under-20 players as they
are rebuilding also.
Guyana will be led by the astute central defender, Charles
'Lily' Pollard, and should have among its core players the likes
of the Caribbean's top goalscorer in the Digicel Cup, Nigel 'Pow-
*ers' Codrington, Shawn Bishop, Collie Hercules, Howard Lowe
and Sean Johnson.
It was expected that the final 18 for the Guyana team would
have been named last night, according to team manager Adams.
Klass said that while the lack of adequate grounds for
the team's preparation was evident, it helped in terms of
physical fitness. Expressing delight at the assistance the
GFF received from government, the GFF boss noted: "The
fact that we were able to get the National Service ground,
thanks to the Minister of Sport and the president of the
Referees Association, that in itself has played a signifi-
cant way in putting together the final touches for today's

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ILL, .


South Africa drops to

fourth in LG ICC Test

Championship table

... India regains second spot with Sri Lanka maintaining third place

-Y Tv, -am sip


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13. 2008


Guyana ...

From back page
rented out for the purpose of circuses and other events
rather than for sporting events.
The reason is that it is a revenue-earner for the much de-
pleted coffers of the City Council.
And to add insult to injury, at the end of these events, ab-
solutely no rehabilitation work is done.
Another typical example is the D'Urban Park, where
supposedly hundreds of millions of dollars was spent on
grading and other works to establish a recreational facil-
ity for residents of the nearby community and others. It
seems the money has been wasted because this venue is
becoming a white elephant.
To crown it off. the football pitch in the National Park is
in total neglect and the Pele Football Club can share some of
the blame since this particular ground is home to them.
Now what role does the GFF play towards establishing
meaningful relationships with the major stakeholders in main-
taining grounds?
Is there a body/committee with vested powers to make rec-
ommendations? What about the annual subvention from FIFA
the $50M annually. And what of GUYSUCO, whose grounds
in the various communities over the years are still the best main-
tained in the country.
Affiliated clubs within the respective associations also
have jurisdiction over grounds which they maintain out of
their own pockets.
Had the GFF from the time it began receiving FIFA's an-
nual subvention set aside one-fifth for ground development an-
nually, the situation in 2008 would have been far different.
In the final analysis, with Nero fiddling while Rome burn-
ing, the FIFA Goal Project for a training facility is seemingly a
fleeting illusion. When will it be attained?
At this juncture, the road to World Cup 2010 has definitely
been reduced to a pathway that has been trod before.
Preparations for the Olympic Qualifiers last year suf-
fered the same fate with being ordered off grounds.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008" 27

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Sehwag presses claims for Test recall with century

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Opener Virender Sehwag
enhanced his claims for a re-
call to the Indian Test team
yesterday with a blazing cen-
tury against the ACT Invita-
tional XI in Canberra.
Sehwag smashed 113 off
just 78 balls on the final day of
their tour match. The 29-year-
old belted 18 boundaries and
two sixes to almost certainly
book a place in the starting side
for this week's third Test
against Australia in Perth.
"I have got my rhythm
back. I have got everything
back." he told reporters.
"I think the Perth wicket is
good for me and good for bats-

INDIA first innings 325-9 decl.
(W.Jaffer 92, R.Dravid 62)
ACT first innings 292-8 dec
(J.Rogers 98, C.Rogers 60)
INDIA second innings
D.Karthik Ibw b Bulger 97
v.Sehwag c Crosthwaite
b Higgs 113
W.Jaffer c Crosthwaite b Bulger 21
Y.Singh c Dean b Ritchard 3
R.Dravid not out 16
I.Pathan not out 18
Extras: (b-3, lb-2, nb-8) 13
Total: (for four wickets declared,
58 overs) 281
Fall of wickets: 1-158, 2-238, 3-241, 5-
Bowling: Perera 12-3-46-1 (nb-1),

men because the ball comes on
(with) pace and bounce so you
can play your shots.
"I'm pretty confident so
hopefully I'll do well in
Sehwag's chances of a recall
were further boosted when
Wasim Jaffer and Yuvraj Singh
disappointed, making 21 and
three respectively.
Both struggled in the first
two Tests and are the most
likely candidates to be dropped
to make way for Sehwag, who
has not played a Test in over a
year even though he has scored
12 Test hundreds and boasts a
highest score of 309.
"It was good I spent quite

Swards 13-3-35-0, Sherlock 2-0-23-0,
Bulger 24-2-120-2 (nb-7), Ritchard
5-0-47-0, Higgs 2-0-5-1.
ACT second innings
E.Cowan c Sehwag
b Pankaj Singh 7
C.Rogers c Karthik b Pathan 17
J.Dean Ibw b Pankaj Singh 0
M.Higgs not out 14
J.Rogers not out 9
Extras: (lb-6, w-6, nb-1) 13
Total: (for three wickets,
17 overs) 60
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-35,3-35.
Bowling: Pankaj Singh 5-1-21-2 (w-
2), I.Pathan 4-1-16-1, V.Singh 4-1-10-
0 (nb-1), I.Sharma 4-1-7-0 (12 players
per side, 11 bat, 11 bowl).


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to make this life seen cold
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we've had our cup of joy
But memory is one gift of God that
death cannot destroy
We long to see you that glorius mornings
Your children, grandchildren,
other relatives & friends.

some time in the middle."
Schwag said. "I just focused on
being positive and wanted to
perform well. I feel I am in good

touch and timing the ball very
Dinesh Karthik also provided

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The family of the late BOBBY .. ...._
RAFFERTY wish to express their
deepest gratitude and sincerest
thanks to those who have shown
love and kindness through your ,
expressions of sympathy in our
time of sorrow.
We appreciate all your prayers, cards, telephone calls and
above all your time during our loss.

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Krystal, Elizabeth, Rianna, relatives and
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the selectors with a timely re-
minder of his ability with a
dashing 97 as the tourists got in
some valuable practice on the
last day at Manuka Oval.
The three-day match ended
in a draw but India used the first
two sessions of the last day to
bat, piling on 281-4 before de-
claring and giving the bowlers a

session to roll their arms over.
ACT, who had declared
overnight on 292-8, 33 behind
India, were 60-3 in their second
innings when stumps were
The Indian team were
due to fly to Perth today with
the third Test starting on

Two years and you are still very much a part of everything
that we do, we have changed, but one thing is a constant,
how much, we miss & love you know that you are part of each us
& you are with each of us forever continue to watch over us
thinking of you more & more loving you forever love us
you forever love us
Forever remembered by his caring
Patricia and step-daughter in the U.S.A,
sons, and daughters: Kafi, Damian and Leon of U.S.A, Joseph,
(Jr), John, Jennifer and Julian of Guyana. Brothers, sisters, grand-children,
nieces, nephews, other relatives, close friends Junior Horation,
Lynette Simon, and others.

SIn loving memory of our beloved
JANET ANDERSON who born on
September 25, 1932 Died on .
January 12, 2007
I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Task left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at close of clay
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared a laugh a kiss
Oh yes these things too I will miss ',
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine tomorrow
My life's been filled
I savoured much good friends, good times "'i'r -..e
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free!!
Sadly missed by your loving husband David Anderson
Sand children David and Michell, grand-children Naomi
and Yeasim, mother-in-law Terry, nieces and nephews, '
relatives and friends.

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Martin's five for 65 helps

Kiwis dominate first day

against Bangladesh

Zealand (Reuters) New
Zealand were closing in on a
first innings lead after domi-
nating the opening day of the
second Test against
Bangladesh yesterday.
The Kiwis reached the close
on 134 for three, just nine runs
behind Bangladesh's total of 143
at the Basin Reserve in
Former New Zealand skip-
per Stephen Fleming was un-
beaten on 39 with Mathew
Sinclair not out nine and the
home team perfectly placed to
build a big lead and push for a
quick victory.
Chris Martin took five for
65 as New Zealand's bowlers
made light work of Bangladesh's
fragile batting line-up, dismiss-
ing the tourists in less than
three and a half hours.
lain O'Brien captured three
wickets while fellow paceman

Kyle Mills and spinner Daniel
Vettori collected one each as the
Kiwis wrapped up the innings
in less than 46 overs.
Bangladesh captain
Mohammad Ashraful top-
scored with 35 and Aftab
Ahmed made an unbeaten 25
but no other player made more
than 15, leaving the tourists fac-
ing the prospect of another
heavy defeat.
Bangladesh lost the first
Test in Dunedin by nine wick-
Mills made the early break-
through when he dismissed teen-
age opener Tamim Iqbal, who
made half-centuries in each in-
nings of his Test debut in
Dunedin, for 15, caught by
Sinclair at backward point.
'Martin claimed his first vic-
tim when Habibul Bashar (1)
edged behind to wicketkeeper
Brendon McCullum, then his
second when opener Junaid

Siddique (13), who also made a
half-century on his debut last
weekend, was caught at third
slip by Matthew Bell.
Shariar Nafees was caught
by Peter Fulton at second slip
off O'Brien, who also claimed
Ashraful's wicket, caught by
McCullum, although television
replays showed the skipper was
unlucky to be given out as the
ball had not made contact with
the bat.
Bangladesh limped to lunch
on 86-5 and the wickets kept
tumbling after play resumed,
Martin picking up three more to
complete his eighth five-wicket
haul at Test level-
New Zealand suffered an
early setback in their reply
when Bell, who made a century
in Dunedin last week, was
-caught by wicketkeeper
Mushfiqur Rahim off Sajidul Is-
Craig Cumming and


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Fulton both made starts but
failed to post a big score.
Cumming was trapped leg-
before-wicket by Shakib Al
Hasan for 42 and Fulton was
dismissed the same way by
Mashrafe Mortaza for 22,
leaving Fleming and Sinclair
to carry on.

BANGLADESH first innings
T. lqbal c Sinclair b Mills 15
J. Siddique c Bell b Martin 13
H. Bashar c McCullum b Martin 1
M. Ashraful c McCullum
b O'Brien 35
S. Nafees c Fulton b O'Brien 6
A. Ahmed not out 25
M. Rahim lbw b Martin 8
S. Al Hasan c Fulton b Martin 5
S. Hossain c McCullum b O'Brien 1
S. Islam c Fleming b Martin 6
M. Mortaza c Bell b Vettori 15
Extras: (b-2, lb-11) 13
Total: (all out, 45.3 overs) 143
Fall of wickets: 1-17,2-18, 3-49,4-68,
Bowling: Martin 16-3-65-5, Mills 9-3-
19-1, O'Brien 15-7-34-3, Oram 3-2-2-
0, Vettori 2.3-0-10-1.
NEW ZEALAND first innings
C. Cumming lbw b S. Al Hasan 42
M. Bell c M. Rahim b S. Islam 1
P. Fulton Ibw
b Mashrafe Mortaza 22
S. Fleming not out 39
M. Sinclair not out 9
Extras: (b-1, lb-8, w-7, nb-5) 21
Total: (for three wickets,
42 overs) 134
Fall of wickets: 1-2,2-35,3-118.
Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 11-2-30-
1, Sajidul Islam 8-1-38-1 (nb-3, w-7),
Shahadat Hossain 8-2-22-0 (nb-2),
Aftab Ahmed 9-2-22-0, Shakib Al
Hasan 6-3-13-1.

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Indian board


pull-out threat

By Sanjay Rajan

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) India's cricket board has with-
drawn its threat to pull out of the current Australian tour
if a ban on Harbhajan Singh was not overturned by the
International Cricket Council (ICC).
"There is no question of
the tour being called off,"
board spokesman Rajiv Shukla
quoted president Sharad
Pawar as saying yesterday.
"He (Pawar) said the two
boards intend to maintain good
relations as there is no prob-
lem with the two," Shukla
Harbhajan was banned
for three Tests after being
found guilty of making a
racist remark to Australian
all-rounder Andrew
Symonds during last week's 17
controversial second Test in
However, the Board of BCCIgPRESIDENT
Control for Cricket in Indaia SHARADPAWAR
(BCCI) and its players have
denied an. raci t remark was made by Harbhajan, with the board
threatening to pull out unless the player was exonerated on ap-
The ICC haw appointed New Zealand High Court judge John
Hansen as appeals commissioner but has yet to set a date for
the hearing.
Pawar has said the Indian board would like the appeal to
be heard before the one-day series in Australia starts on Febru-
ary 3.
India is to play in a triangular series in Australia, also
involving Sri Lanka next month, after the conclusion of
the four-Test series.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January.13, 2008 29

Five Berbice clubs receive cricket gear

... part ofGCB/UNICEF HIV/AIDS Project

By Vemen Walter

FIVE Berbice cricket clubs,
yesterday, received a quantity
of cricket gear as part of the
recently launched Guyana
Cricket Board (GCB)/
At a simple presentation
ceremony held at the Berbice
Cricket Board of Control
(BCBC) Office in New
Amsterdam. UNICEF Commu-
nication Consultant Dr Rovin
Deodat gave a detailed over-
view of the project which is
titled Coaching for a Healthy
Lifestyle: Cricket Clubs in Ac-

Dr Deodat disclosed that
the link between the Guyana
Cricket Board and UNICEF was
set up through the Board's Ter-
ritorial Development Officer.
former West Indies fast bowler
Colin Stuart and its aim is to in-
tegrate cricketing skills with
I-HIV/AIDS information.
Five clubs each from Berbice
and Demerara and eight from
Essequibo have been identified
to implemcnl the project that is
funded by UNICEF to the tune
of approximately G$ 1IM.
Scotsburg United, Port
Mourant, Albion Community

Centre, Young Warriors and
Achievers of West Berbice
are the five Berbice clubs
Dr Deodat explained that a
Coaching Manual containing
important information on HIV/
AIDS has already been devel-
oped, a copy of which will bhe
given to each of the clubs se-
lected in the programme across
the country.
lHe pointed out that cricket
coaching strategies will be amal-
gama:tinmg with I-IIV awareness
wilt the use of Cue Cards and
the initial programme will last
for a 2-week period.
Ten Cue cards will he
passed on during that time,

Had-Uh b bLS. -fth tli ,e h d s

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Australia opener Matthew
Hayden's chances of playing
in next week's third Test
against India in Perth will be
decided in the next two days.
Ha.den. who strained a
hamstring while batting in the
second Test in Sydnc\. \was
confident of playing but it
would depend on how he re-
acted to training over the next
couple of days. coach Tim
Nielsen said yesterday.
Hayden has not missed a
Test for Australia in eight years.
a run of 86 consecutive appear-
ances, and scored centuries in
each of Ihe first two mnatches.
"Speaking to him this
morning he was probably
feeling like he was just ahead
of 50/50," Nielsen told report-
ers at Perth airport.
"Until he runs around
and plays some cricket for
us in training it is hard to
make a decision. Over the
next 24 to 48 hours he will
have the chance to have a
training run and see how he
pulls up."
Nielsen said uncapped
Western Australia opener
Chris Rogers and discarded
Test batsmen Simon Katich
were the most likely candi-
dates to replace Hayden if he
was ruled out.
"They are both in great
form. Chris had a tremendous

year last year. and Katto is hav-
ing a fantastic year this year -
it will get down again to the bal-
ance the selectors want."
Nielsen said.

Nielsen also said fast bowler
Shaun Tait. who was included in
the 12-man squad. was vyilng
with spinner Brad Hogg for a
spot in the starting lineup.
Hogg was picked ahead of
Tail for the first two Tests
but the extra bounce in the
WACA pitch was likely to
suit the paceman.
"It is pretty 50/50 it
really depends on th(lie con-
ditions. If we turn up and

it is green and fast and
bouncy then Taity will
have his nose in front,"
Nielsen said.
"If it looks like a good bat-
ting wicket, which might flatten
out over the five days as we
saw against South Africa a
couple of years ago we need to
make sure we have got a spin-
ner in the line-up.
"We will pick the best team
we can for the game coming up
and the conditions that present
to UIs.
"That is why it is nice to
have four quicks and a spin-
ner in form for us, so we feel
we have a really balanced
squad coming into this Test."

West Indies Sports Complex to

sponsor next TT tournament
THE West Indies Sports Complex will sponsor a junior
table tennis competition for mini cadets, cadets and jun-
ior players from January 17 to 20 at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall.
The tournament which is the second for the year (the Paul
David-sponsored was first) will target players from schools,
clubs and communities.
The age range of players are nine and under, 11 and under,
13 and under, 15 and under and 18 and under.
Prizes will be awarded for the best three finishers in
each category, for the most outstanding players (both male
and female) and the most improved players (male and fe-

one per week with the first
week being used to introduce
to programme while the last
week will be utilised for
evaluation purposes.
He further indicated that
once UNICEF is satisfied with
this first programme, there is like-
lihood that a year-long
prograumme will he attempted.
"We must have a proper
evaluation of the project done
after the 12-week span and once
the Guyana Cricket Board can
show that the works they are
doing filter down to the county
and clubs, we will be happy and
hoping to follow-up with a 12-
month programme thereafter.
"As I said, just ten Cue
Cards will be used for this
programmne but we are in the
process of securing a pack of
the full 52 for the 12
months." said Dr Deodat.
Two training sessions will
be held on January 18 and 19 at
the Albion Community Centre
for the coaches of the Berbice
clubs selected to execute the

Stuart, in making some brief
remarks, made reference to the
success of some of the previous
joint alliances with UNICEF
and the GCB. with regards to
HIV. singling out the Kiddies
Cricket and Bowling out HIV/
AIDS programmes.
Each of the clubs will also
be asked with the responsibil-
ity of doing an outreach

over $

BCBC second vice-president David Black (third from I
poses with representatives of the various cricket clih
and gear. (Vemen Walter photo)

1. The Basic Needs Trust Fund has secured .ij,. for the purchase of the below items and
now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of

1. BNTF 03/2008 Supply and Deiiv.-y of Medical Equipment for
Lethem/Mabaruma District Hospitals.

2. ,d,' g 5.i;1inudl.lC.rd a ed llir.:,,l, ii. National C('mpeiti.ve Bidding (N(B) 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 3idlinj Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification, examine and
uplift bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from Basic Needs Trust Fund -
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 for companies with offices registered in Guyana. Additional
requirements/details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders
upon payment of a non refundable Manager's Cheque of $10,000.

6. Bid must be delivered to the address below (#9) at or before 9 am on Tuesday,
February 5, 2008 for Project # BNTF 03/2008.

Flectronic.bidding will.not.behpermitted. 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
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(upon presentation of receipt from Basic Needs Trust Fund, ee#3 above)

The Project Manager

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The Project Manager

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1/12/2008, 9:05 PM


The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority invites applications for the following

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Detailed Job Description/Job Specification can 'be uplifted from the office of the
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Please submit application not later than January 2,5, 2008 to:

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Ministry of Agriculture Compound
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road

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our of the five clubs (ex-
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nt, with each collection'
i250 000 worth of crick' t
pment that incl'-d
pads, stumps, wick(
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ties, markers, cont
et-keeping gloves, etc.
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oct amounts overall
669 000.



Haynes and Hinds

crack centuries as

Barbados lead Guyana

(From Ravendra
Madholall at Kensington
Oval in Barbados in
association with GT&T,
Rockaway Auto Sales, Travel
Span, Trophy Stall, Ray's
Auto Sales, P&P Insurance
and RHTY&SC)
THE inexperienced Guyana
bowlers were yesterday made
to toil as two Barbadian bats-
men cracked centuries in the
rain-affected second day's
play in the second round
match of the regional four-
day Carib Beer series at the
New Kensington Oval in
Guyana captain Ramaresh
Sarwan utilised eight bowlers
including his occasional leg-spin,
but with little effect on a good
batting track in overcast condi-
tions, the hosts piled on runs
and are now comfortably placed
at 256 for three.

Barbados, who devoured
the visitors for 185, now have
a 71- run lead and with two
days play remaining, defi-
nitely their eyes will be on an
outright victory.
Opener Jason Haynes, only
in his second match for Barba-
dos, hit a brilliant 111 while his
local club-mate Ryan Hinds was
left untroubled on 101. The lat-
ter reaped significantly from a
dropped catch and some sloppy
fielding by the men from South
The two 26-year-old bats-
men featured in a solid, work-
man-liked 212-run third-wicket
stand the partnership of the
game so far.
Persistent drizzles had kept
the players off the field for a
total of 125 minutes but even
the gloomy weather failed to
dampen the spirits of the bats-
Haynes, who has repre-

Carib Beer Series


GUYANA 1st Innings 185 (R.
Sarwan 55; R. Hinds 3-14)
BARBADOS 1st Innings (ofn 58 for 2)
D. Richards b Mohammed 24
J. Haynes c R. Crandon
b Johnson 111
D. Smith c Sarwan b Gordon 1
R. Hinds not out 101
A. Holder not out 0
Extras: (b-4, lb-8, w-1. nb-6) 19
Total: (three wkts, 77 overs) 256
Fall of wickets: 1-42,2-43,3-255.
Bowling: E. Crandon 15-3-67-0 (w-
1), Gordon 14-2-54-1 (nb-6),
Mohammed 14-3-41-1, Permaul 16-
1-41-0, Deonarlne 13-3-24-0, R.
Crandon 3-0-12-0, Johnson 1-0-4-1,
Sarwan 1-0-1-0.
Position: Barbados 71 runs ahead
on first Innings with seven wickets
201 (G. Tonge 57; S. Shillingford 6-
WINDWARDS 1st Innings 71 for 3)
H. Campbell c wkp. Thomas
b Sanford 8
A. Fletcher run-out 1
M. Bascombe c wkp. Thomas
bWMltet 42
H. Shallow c Willet b Sanford 13
L Sebastiaen Ibw Sanford 15
D. George c Banks b Hodge 9
L Janies c Martin b Banks 0
S. Shillingford c S. Liburd
b Hodge 3
D. Hector c S. Liburd b Martin 18
D. Butler c S. Liburd b Butler 10
N. Pascal not out 2
Extras: (lb-5, b-4, w-1, nb-3) 13
Total: (all out, 50.4 overs) 134
Fall of wickets: 1-41,2-45,3-61,4-77,
Bowling: Sanford 17.4-7-34-4 (w-1),
Tonge 1-0-12-0 (nb-2), Baker 4-0-16-
0; Willet 6-2-17-1, Banks 13-1-29-2
(nb-1), C. Hodge 6-1-16-2, Martin 3-
C. Hodge c wkp. James
b Butler 21
S. Liburd c Shlllingford
b Pascal 24

J. Liburd Ibw George 36
T. Willet b Sebastlen 18
D. Thomas run-out 0
0. Banks not out 51
C. Hodge not out 10
Extras: (lb-4, b-8. w-1 nb-6) 19
Total: (for five wkts, 60 overs) 179
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-86, 3-94. 4-
Bowling: Pascal 7-0-30-1 (w-1, nb-4).
Butler 12-3-40-1 (nb-2). Shillingford
17-3-33-0, George 11-3-34-1.
Sebastlen 13-4-30-1.
Position: Leewards 246 runs ahead
with 5 second-Innings wickets
COMBINED CC 1st innings 99 (K.
Wilkinson 34; 0. Brown 4-14)
JAMAICA 1st innings (o/n 103 for 2)
X. Mai" hall c wkp. Walton
by Noel 69
K. Hibbert c wkp. Walton
b Benpett 15
T. Lambert Ibw Bennett 30
A. Russell b Noel 33
W. Hinds c Clarke b Kantaslngh 87
B. Nash c Clarke b Noel 22
D. Bernard lbw Noel 8
C. Baugh run-out (Wilkinson) 6
N. Miller c Wilkinson
b Kantasingh 2
0. Brown Ibw Kantasingh 1
J. Lawson not out 0
Extras: (nb-8, lb-3, w-2) 13
Total: (all out, 104.3 overs) 286
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-98,3-152, 4-
Bowling: Bennett 24-9-41-2, Noel
25-5-80-4, Robinson 8-1-61-0,
Wilkinson 6-2-16-0, Kantasingh 28.3-
8-55-3, Clarke 13-2-30-0.
COMBINED CC 1st innings
S. Clarke Ilbw Miller 11
S. Jackson not out 17
N. Parris not out 3
Extras: (nb-2, w-1, lb-2) 5
Total: (for one wicket) 36
Fall of wickets: 1-25
Bowling: Lawson 4-0-15-0, Russell
2-0-4-0, Brown 6-3-8-0, Miller 4-1-7-1.
Umpires: Wycliffe Mitcham (STK)
and Cecil Fletcher (JAM)
Position: Combined CC trail Ja-
maica by 151 runs with nine sec-
ond-innings wickets remaining.

sented the West Indies Under-
23 team in several matches,


notched up his maiden century
off his 268 balls in 180 minutes
at the crease. To reach the mile-
stone he scored ten fours.
The former Barbados
skipper Hinds, who made 95
in their game against Wind-

ward Islands, batted with
confidence and authority to
blaze to his seventh regional
Hinds, who now has two
centuries against Guyana,
reached his landmark from his
239-minute occupation at the
crease. He faced 217 balls and
hit 12 fours in the process.
Credit must go the two
Barbados batsmen who played
with consummate ease through-
out their stay at the crease,
milking the bowling and rotat-
ing the strike nicely. Their
communication between the
wickets was also fantastic.
However, Haynes lost his
wicket when he was caught low
by Royston Crandon at slip off
leg-spinner Leon Johnson.
When bails were lifted by
umpires Clancy Mack and
debutant Andrew Corbin,
Alcindo Holder was with
Hinds yet to score.

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Jamaica in total control

against Combined CC
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) Out-of-favour West Indies
batsman Wavell Hinds scored a half-century to give Ja-
maica total control of their second round Carib Beer Se-
ries against the Combined Campuses and Colleges at
Kensington Park yesterday.
Hinds stroked 87 and backed up Xavier Marshall's 69 as
Jamaica, replying to Combined CC s 99 all out, gathered 286
all out.
Combined CC, batting a second time, closed on 36 for one
to trail by 151 runs overall.
Resuming from their overnight 103 for two, Jamaica ben-
efited from a 54-run third-wicket partnership between
Marshall, who started the day on 50, and nightwatchman
Andre Russell.
Russell belted the bulk of the runs in the partnership,
33, before he was bowled by pacer Jamal Noel with a beau-
tiful delivery.
The 31-year-old Hinds, absent from international cricket
now for 15 months, joined Marshall, who was patient and
watched as his partner scored more freely.
Marshall soon tried to accelerate his innings and trying
to force the score along edged Noel to wicketkeeper
Chadwick Walton from an attempted front foot drive.
Overall, Marshall, who scored his second half-century
in as many matches, hit six fours and a six off 165 deliv-
eries in just over three hours batting.
Hinds and Australia-born Brendan Nash then took Jamaica
to lunch at 178 for four.
After the interval, things slowed up a bit as Hinds and
Nash, despite adding 85 for the fifth wicket, only scored 49
runs in the first hour after the break.
Nash was watchful for the most part until he edged a de-
livery from Noel to second slip where Shirley Clarke was sta-
tioned. He faced 93 deliveries for 22, getting one four in the
Jamaica went to tea at 251 for five, but lost their way
on the resumption, surrendering their last five wickets
for a mere 37 runs.
Hinds, who batted for 209 minutes for a top-score of 87,
became the first of Kavesh Kantasingh's three victims.
The left-hander smashed 10 fours and two sixes in his
In a disappointing middle-order flop for the home side,
West Indies players David Bernard (8) and Carlton Baugh
(6) went cheaply, lbw to Noel and run-out, respectively.
In their second turn at the crease, Combined CC lost cap-
tain Shirley Clarke, leg-before-wicket to spinner Nikita Miller
for 10.
Simon Jackson (17) and Nekoli Parris (3) will resume bat-
ting today, and their captain Shirley Clarke is pledging to bat
all day to try to save the game.
"We are looking to bat all day, well into the fourth day
and play it out for a draw," said Clarke.
Meanwhile, Jamaica's coach Junior Bennett said they are
comfortable with the present situation.
"I think today was a good day for us, although we
wanted to score in excess of 300 runs, but with a lead of
187, I think we can work with that," said Bennett.

I~ I

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 13, 2008


take charge



ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) Former West Indies
pacer Adam Sanford grabbed four wickets to help Leeward
Islands dismiss Windward Islands cheaply to take first in-
nings honours on the second day of their second-round
Carib Beer Series match yesterday.
Already with a useful 67-run firsit-runnigs lead. the Leeward
Islands were 179 for five in their second innings at the close for
an overall advantage of 246 runs at the Grenada National Sta-
Replying to the Leeuwards'
first innings score of 201. the
Windward had crashed earlier
to 134 all out on the stroke of
In a dismal batting display.
the hosts lost their last seven
wickets for onl1 63 runs after
resuming from their overnight
position of 71 for three. Just
130 runs adrift of the
Leewards' total.
The 32-year-old
Sanford, Hho played 11 Test OMARI BANKS
matches for West Indies be-
tween 2002 and 2004, finished with impressive figures of
four for 34 off 17.4 overs with seven maidens.
He dislodged three of onI- four batsmen who got into
doubles figures .esterdayv after Miles Bascombe top-scored of
42 on Frida) afternoon.
A series of low scores highlighted the Windcwards innings as
no batsman successfully negotiated the pace of Sanford or the
off-spin of Chaka Hodge
Donwell Hector led Veslerday's effort for the Windwards
with 18, before edging spinner Anthony Martin to Steve Liburd
at slips
Sanford trapped middle-order batsman Liam Sebastien lbw
for 15 after he had struck mwo fours.
The Dommica-born fast bowler also picked up the wickets
of Hyron Shallow (131 and captain Deighton Butler (10) caught
in the slip cordon.
Sanford was ably supported by Hodge, who finished
with two for 16 off six overs after having Denis George and
Shane Shillingford caught for nine and three, respectively.
The Leeward Islands have stayed ahead in the game with a
fairly steady second-innings show so far, although the Wind-
wards' bowlers have worked hard to repair the huge damage their
batting failure caused.
The Leewards captain Omari Banks is his team's only
half-century scorer in the innings so far. He is undefeated
on 51, having struck two fours and four sixes.
Banks has already put together 25 runs for the sixth wicket
with Hodge, who is not out on 10.
The platform for the Leewards' second innings was built
from useful contributions by Javia Liburd (36) and Steve Liburd
(24), while Chaka Hodge chipped in with 21 and Tonito Willet
got 18.
Pacers Nelon Pascal and Deighton Butler, and spin bowlers
Denis George and Liam Sebastien have each picked up a wicket
so far while the fifth wicket to have fallen was that of Devon
Thomas, who was run-out without scoring.
Tea was taken just under half an hour earlier than
scheduled after a brief shower forced the players off the

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I. A;

DURBAN, South Africa
(CMC) Marion Samuels'
long overdue second Test
hundred and a fighting 75
from stand-in captain
Dwayne Bravo, were not
enough to deny South Africa
an overwhelming series-
clinching victory as Dale
Steyn enhanced his status as
the most exciting young fast
bowler on the international
scene on the third day of the
third and final Test against
the West Indies yesterday.

Dale Steyn celebrates one
of his six wickets against
West Indies in Durban.
(Yahoo Sport)
On the day that Shaun Pol-
lock bowed out of the Test arena
on his home ground, a boister-
ous crowd at Kingsmead were
left reassured that the departure
of their beloved hero would at
least be filled in the bowling de-
partment by the 24-year-old Ti-
tans pacer, who claimed six
wickets for 72 runs, bringing the
tourists' resistance to a dra-
matic end with the second new
ball deep into the final session'
of the day.
Already without injured
regular captain Chris Gayle
and further handicapped by
the absence of the redoubt-
able Shivnarine Chanderpaul
through a viral illness in the
second innings, the West
Indies caved in under Steyn's
assault, crashing from 232 for
three just after tea to 317
when the rampant pacer
sealed victory by an innings
and 100 runs in bowling last
man Fidel Edwards.
Treated with disdain on the
opening day of the series in Port
Elizabeth just over two weeks
earlier by Gayle especially, the
Proteas' new pace weapon had
the last laugh here, wreaking
havoc with the second new ball
by taking the final four wickets
in the space of 15 deliveries
without conceding a run, finish-
ing with 21 wickets in the three
Tests to earn the Man-of-the-
Series award.
It was the seventh five-
wicket innings haul of his
brief Test career and lifts his
Test wicket tally to 91 from
18 matches.
Having also broken the back
of the West Indian resistance in
ending the 144-run fourth-
wicket partnership between
Samuels and Bravo, Steyn was
a prime candidate as well for the
Man-of-the-Match award.
But in a mystifying deci-
sion, that accolade went to his
vice-captain Ashwell Prince,
for his unbeaten 123 in
South Africa's only innings
of 556 for four declared.

The result gave South Africa
the series 2-1 and ensured their
hold on the Sir Vivian Richards
Trophy which has stayed in
their possession since it was
first played for in the Caribbean
in 2001.
It was also just the third
time in the country's Test his-
tory that they had won a series
coming from behind.
Yet the picture was so
very different in mid-after-
noon with the pair of
Samuels and Bravo making
the most of surprisingly slip-
shod South African out-
cricket and excellent batting
conditions to frustrate the
home side on another day of
blistering sunshine.
They had come together in
the morning with the hint of ca-
pitulation in the air at 88 for
three after Steyn had trapped
debutant Brenton Parchment
lbw for 20, Makhaya Ntini in-
duced Daren Ganga, on 11, into
gliding a catch to Jacques Kallis
at second slip and Pollock
prompted an error of judgement
from Runako Morton with just
his second delivery of the day
in earning a leg-before verdict
with the right-hander shoulder-
ing arms on 37.
Bravo was the first to en-
joy a generous slice of luck
when Andre Nel failed to hold
on to a lobbed return catch
when the all-rounder was just
on eight, while Samuels was
grateful when Kallis failed to
grasp a low chance in the
slips off Steyn after lunch
when the Jamaican right-
hander was on 41.
Mixing attractive and occa-
sionally reckless strokeplay
with resolute defence, the pair
prospered through a hot after-
noon with Graeme Smith run-
ning out of options to separate
them, resorting to the part-time
off-spin of Hashim Amla to ac-
celerate the arrival of the second
new ball.
Before it became due,
however, Steyn finally made
the breakthrough when
Bravo played across the line
once too often and was
trapped lbw in the first over
after tea.
His determined innings had
lasted almost three hours and
included 13 fours, but all too
aware of Chanderpaul's inabil-
ity to bat, the deputising skip-
per knew that his error was cru-
As in the first innings,
Denesh Ramdin went for his
shots, stroking five boundaries
before ambition got the better of
him and, on 25, chased a wide
delivery from Nel to give
wicketkeeper Mark Boucher a
simple catch.
Darren Sammy joined
Samuels and also played
positively although most at-
tention had switched to his
partner's pursuit of a cen-
Falling short on 94 in Port
Elizabeth, Samuels was not to
be denied on this occasion, a
classic straight drive off Kallis
taking him to the milestone af-
ter 271 minutes at the crease,
during which he struck 17 fours
off 180 deliveries.
Coming more than fi e

years after a maiden Test hun-
dred against India in Kolkata, his
assured innings put the seal on
the best series of his sporadic
Test career, lifting his tally to
314 runs, the most by any
player in the three-match con-
But for all of his time at the
crease, Samuels' discomfort to
the second new ball and the ex-
tra pace and hostility of Steyn
was noticeable, although he
could do little with the delivery
that finally accounted for him for
105, being squared up and hav-
ing the top of his off stump dis-
turbed by the jubilant fast

At 292 for six, that was the
moment that triggered the final
rush to victory amid increas-
ingly festive scenes of celebra-
tion among the South Africans
on the field and beyond the
Sammy got a leading edge to
an attempted on-drive to be caught-
and-bowled, while Daren Powell
and Edwards were both compre-
hensively bowled without scoring,
leaving Jerome Taylor unbeaten on
17 and having given further evi-
dence of his promise as a lower-or-
der batsman.
Yet the moment belonged
entirely and deservingly to
the South Africans, who had

weathered an unexpected
early Caribbean storm to re-
store the status quo, setting
the stage for the frenetic ac-
tivity of the shorter versions
of the game which bowl off

WEST INDIES 1st innings 139
SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 556 for
four declared
WEST INDIES 2nd innings (oln 23
without loss)
D. Ganga c Kallis b Ntini 11
B. Parchment Ibw b Steyn 20
R. Morton Ibw b Pollock 37
M. Samuels b Steyn 105
D. Bravo Ibw b Steyn 75
D. Ramdin c wkpr Boucher
b Nel 25
D. Sammy c and b Steyn 17

next Friday in Johan .bmrg
with the second an finall
Twenty20 before the ..earms
lock horns in a five-match
One-Day International se-

J. Taylor not out 17
D. Powell b Steyn 0
F. Edwards b Steyn 0
S. Chanderpaul absent ill -
Extras: (lb-8,w-1,nb-1) 10
Total: (all out) 317
Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-49, 3-88,
4-232, 5-273, 6-292, 7-305, 8-
Bowling: Steyn 21.5-6-72-6, Ntini 20-
4-95-1, Pollock 17-4-50-1 (nb-1), Nel
17-2-67-1, Kallis 8-2-14-0 (w-1), Amla

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 3, 2008

Grounding Guyana's, football

By Michael DaSilva
WITH the sport of football be-
ing played in Guyana for over
100 years and the current ad-
ministration being headed by
its president Colin Klass for
the past 20 years or thereabout,
football in Guyana has endured
its fair share of administrative
The world's largest spectator
sport that is filled with passion
and zest, has endured many
atrocities here in Guyana.
Only just recently, the na-

tional team, 'Golden Jaguars'
as they are known locally, was
ordered off the Police Sports
Club ground, while going
through their paces in prepara-
tion for today's friendly en-
counter against St Vincent and
the Grenadines, as they pre-
pare for the 2010 World Cup
in South Africa.
It is common knowledge
that national associations/
federations do not own their
own grounds, but rather
have working relations with
various stakeholders that

own or control grounds across
the country. I
Then this makes the duyana
Football Federation (GFF) no
different. So why is it so differ-
ent in Guyana?
i Mind you, it remains the
duty of a government along with
the various municipalities,!and in
Guyana's case the rational
Democratic Councils, to provide
recreational facilities for tlh vari-
ous sporting disciplines for the
benefit and relaxation ot their
residents; since they collect

But in our case, it is to-
tally different.
Take for example the In-
dependence Park (formally
the Parade Ground) which
falls under the administra-
tion of the Georgetown
Mayor and City Council:
rather than maintaining this
historical site for recreational
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By Joe Chapman
"THE fact thatSt Vincent and
the Grenadines is the only
team that we lost to in the past
two years, it was really, what we
wanted to set the records
straight, so to speak."
Those words came from
president of the, Guyana Football
Federation Colin Klass, as he
summed up plans for the first big
outing as Guy'ana seeks towards

preparations for the World
Cup Qualifiers later this year.
Yesterday afternoon the
Golden Jaguars were busy
fine-tuning themselves for
the game at the Guyana Na-
tional Service ground on
Carifesta Avenue while the
St Vincent boys worked out
at the National Park rugby
This afternoon the Golden
Jaguars oppose St Vincent and

the Grenadines from 15:00 h at
the Blairmont Community Cen-
tre ground in West Berbice.
Guyana stumbled last year
to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of
St Vincent in the Digicel Cup and
Klass is aware of the threat such
,a team brings to bear on such
matches. i i
i Klass said the coaching
staff of the Guyana Football
Federation (GFF) was in
Berbice yesterday morning,

where reports are that
favourable weather was being
Manager of the senior na-
tional team popularly known as
the Golden Jaguars, Rawle
Adams, said the conditions were
encouraging and unless there is
overnight rain the match should
be contested in fine weather.
Adams said his team is

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When we hear a phrase to-
day like: "Poet for a better
world", it may seem stale,
like some old forever dream
of changing, bettering soci-
ety and the world by poets
and other artists.
The very identity of art has
been largely associated and jus-
tified by this dream of influenc-
ing a better world. How the art-
ist sets out to achieve this lofty
(or is it really just ordinary?)
goal defines the style, content,
and lasting value of his or her
art, especially in the field of
written language.
Saint-John Perse (1887-
1975), regarded as worthy of
being called one of the greatest
poets of the 20th century, was
born Alexis Saint-Leger Leger to
French parents on the Caribbean
island of Guadeloupe where he
grew up until the age of 12, un-
til his family moved to France
in 1899. Leger studied Law then
entered the French Foreign Ser-



PERS : Poet for' a

PERSE-bEtter world

vice in 1916, and was posted to
China. From 1921 he would
subsequently hold the Diplo-
matic positions of Cabinet Di-
rector, Ambassador, and Secre-
tary General of the Foreign; Of-
fice, serving for years in coun-
tries like Tibet, Iran, Egypt, and
China, until in 1940 the Vichy
government, as collaborators
with the Nazi invaders, of
France, revoked his French citi-

zenship, seizing manuscripts
never found again, causing him
with his wife to seek asylum in
the USA, where with the ex-
tended hands of friendship from
a few important American po-
ets, he was sheltered and given
a position of consultant on
French literature at the library
of Congress, paid for by private
funds at his request.
By 1957 Leger, who had

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long adopted the 'Nom de
Plume' of Saint-John Perse
after his first major poems
began to be published in 1924,
separating his Diplomatic ca-
reer from the independent
freedom of his literary career,
began returning to France,
until totally settling there

again in 1967. It was at the
beginning of that decade in
1960 after receiving two
French literary prizes ,that
he would also receive the
Noble Prize for literature for
the unique civilised
splendour of his poetic voice
since the publication of "In-,
ages of Crusoe" in 1909.
If we ask ourselves why
did the Vichy government veto
Perse's citizenship and force
him into exile, it will lead us
right back to the foremost expe-
rience which nurtured the lhu-
mane vision Perse consistently
explored and developed since
the turn-of-the-century publica-
tion of "Images of Crusoe'-.
That humane vision emerged on
the Caribbean island of
Guadeloupe, where we can as-
sume Perse's family was a privi-
leged white colonial one. in-
volved in the plantation indus-
try. commerce, or colonial ad-
ministration. living in one of
those big wooden mansions
found throughout the*Caribbean
islands in those diys, and espe-

cially on the continental main-
land of Guyana up to now.
However it would be an er-
ror in judgement to see the co-
lonial experience for the privi-
leged white administration and
its labouring dark-skinned
people as simply an unequal re-
lationship between white victor
and non-white victim. Seen
from a less reactionary and more
realistic angle,:this materially--
unequal relationship becomes a
classroom for understanding the
historical balance between white
colonial industrial expertise (the
construction and maintenance of
factories, sugar mills, distilleries
etc) and the necessity of non-
technical unskilled labour (cane
cutting, canal digging,household
services etc). These two differ-
ent unequal human roles are
both the contradictory yet
complementary methods
whereby historical progress
throughout the world has been
largely achieved; and Perse as a
boy on Guadeloupe witnessed
this process which gave birth to
his poetic vision of how a bet-
ter world can be built and
shared despite such paradoxical
historical circumstances.
-The difference between
Perse and others of his race
and class who shared the
same privileged colonial ex-
perience, is: that unlike many
of them 'Pe'se did not glorify
his racial and social status in
relation to the non-white
colonized class; rather this
boyhood colonial lifestyle in
the Caribbean was seen by
him as an opportunity to in-
teract and to appreciate the
corporeal/spiritual beauty
and huniaun intimacy which
the colonial adventure in
strange foreign lands uncon-
sciously ,or unintentionally.
Not surprisingly then. in.
."To Celebrate A Childho-od',
published in 1911. we begin to'
hicar him praise his Caribbean
rools: "Palmns...! In those days
they thehed you in water-of-
grcen-leav cs and the water was
of green sun too: and your

mother's maids, tall glistening
girls moved their warm legs
near you who trembled..." And
again: My nurse was a mes-
tizo and smelled of the castor
bean; always I noticed there
were pearls of glistening sweat
on her forehead....and I never
knew all their voices, and I never
knew all the women and all the
men who served in our high
- wooden house, but I shall still
/Remember mute faces, the
colour of papayas and of bore-
dom that paused like burnt out
stars behind our chairs....Oh I
have cause to praise! My fore-
head under yellow hands, my
forehead, do you remember the
night sweats'? Midnight unreal
with fever..."
This praise for a nascent
.lifestyle not of his distinct Eu-
ropean heritage was an intrinsic
value in Perse's poems, which,
as they increased by the begin-
ning of the 2nd World War
would cause him to be regarded
as a betrayer, a sort of traitor
to the concocted fable of Euro-
pean superiority encouraged by
the then Vichy regime, and its
Nazi and Fascist allies. In the
*introduction to his Selected Po-
ems published by New Direc-
tions of New York. Mary Ann
Caws perceptively revealed the
humane function of Perse's
style .of praise: '! The will to
praise prevents the diminishing
of the self by habit, and pro-
vides newness before each ele-
ment newly seen"
It was after Perse as a
young Diplomat was posted to
ancient countries like China.
Iran, Egypt and Tibet, that we
begin. to hear his voice prais-
ing the wisdom and lifestyle
of cultures older than
Europe's, and whose customs
Perse in humility is exalted
to encounter; so in "Friend-
ship Of The Prince", pub-
lished in 1924, he writes: "
Andnow lihe has risen! And
standing heavy with ances-
tors and nuursling Queens all

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Sunday Chronicle January 13, 2008


From page II

covered with gold for my
coming, and really descend-
ing one step, two steps, per-
haps more, saying: "0 Trav-
eller..." did I not see him
starting forward to greet
me?...and above the throng of
learned men the aigrette of

my smile guides me to him."
It is the pleasure and heady
intoxication of such experi-
ences which flavoured
Perse's verses to unforget-
table Surrealistic descrip-
tions and rhythms.He once
said poetry for him is move-
ment, and all his poems revel
in the pleasures of living in

salit-John F. .-A

Selected Poenms

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the open air, sweating in
dusty terrains amid animals
and all sorts of earthy unin-
hibited people. With the great
poem "Anabasis",written in a
deserted temple on the out-
skirts of Peking, brilliantly
translated by T.S. Eliot he
would achieve fame because
it is here that his voice
reaches the pinnacle of poetic
ecstasy as he scoops up in one
motion the total negative and
positive values of all colonial
ventures, their coming and
going: Under the bronze
leaves a colt has been folded.
Came such an one who laid
this bitter fruit in our hands.
Stranger. "
It is in ,this great poem that
the lyrical imagistic style of
Walt Whitman before him re-
turns in staggering focus and de-
tail, serving Perse's observa-
tions.: "He who makes on the
ground his bed of sweet-smell-
ing leaves, lies down there and
rests, he who thinks out designs
of green pottery for fountains,
he who sniffs the odour of ge-
nius in freshly cracked stone, he
who makes.a public gift of
seats in shady places, and has
great bronze jars, for thirst,
planted at the crossways, bet-
ter still he who does
nothing....ha! all sorts of men in
their ways and fashion...the sto-
ryteller who stations himself at
the foot of the turpentine
tree..." And in these lines which
summarise his praise for the
beauty of ancient earth before
colonial quests: "Ploughland of
dream! Who talks of building?

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- I have seen the earth spread
out in vast spaces and my
thought is not heedless of the
navigator." Perse's love of the
world influences us to keep it
good and make it better. His is
not an inhibited arrogant quest
reflected in this line from "Ana-
basis": I have built myself
with honor and dignity have I
built myself." It is not a self-
rightous type of bourgeois
honour and dignity he speaks of,
but one that enjoys and re-
spects diverse people, espe-
cially all sorts of women. Some
of his best lines describe subtly
a lifestyle of sexual gratification
: "Our foreheads have been un-
covered, the women have gath-
ered up their hair on the top of
their heads...the river is full of
bubbles, and the evening is full
of wings." In "Rains", he writes:
"And in the harrowed flesh of
roses after the storm, earth,
earth again with the taste of
woman made woman." In the
great poem "Winds" he praises
the beauty of women he en-
countered: "Amidst the freckled
flesh of women of the open air

the night was fragrant. and the
Women were tall, with the tasre
of citrus and rye, and of wheat
molded in the image of their
bodies....and from you,O girls at
the doors of the halls, we rav-
ished that continuous stir of
evening in your free breathing
hair.....and your legs were long
and like those that surprise us
in dreams!"
Perse considered all his
poems like one long poem,
and by never telling us ex-
actly which country or cul-
ture he is referring to he
raised the necessity for a
community of humane val-
ues. This is of practical im-
portance for the good and
proper communication and
relations between
individuals.Not a reflection of
specific nationalistic realities
then, but a projection of kea-
sonable shared civilised val--
ues, his poetry encourages us
to adopt. Art then becomes a
vital guide towards the best
human relations missing and
needed between persons and
nations across the world. Not
surprisingly Perse in one of
his outstanding poems
"Winds", absorbs the dis-
tinct pride of specific races

into a redefinition of "race"
as an endless progressive,
concept, writing these gener-
ous lines: "A new race among
the men of my race, a new
race among the daughters of
my race, and my cry of a liv-
ing being on the causeway of
men, from place to place,
from man to man." The pre-
ciousness of poetry such as
his is concerned with "man
in the plentitude of his be-
ing", meaning, we as humans
are actually more than na-
tional or regional citizens,
our identity is an expanding
spirit enriching itself on a
solidarity with the human
consciousness that is much
larger and more reasonable
than our specific racial,
religious, cultural, politi-
cal, ideological or nation-
alistic viewpoints.
This humane pride of
Perse would culminate in
these profound lines which
begin one of his last great
poems, "Chronique" of
1959: Great age, we come
from all the shores of the
earth. Our race is ancient,
our face is nameless. And
time has: long known more
than it tells of all the men
we were."

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(Extract of interview with Oliver Hinckson,
December 24, 2007, Georgetown, Guyana.

Hinckson who won the Casa de las Americas Literary Prize in
1978 for his novel "Enemy Within", is currently reading for his
Bachelor,s degree in International Relations at the University of
Guyana. He is also working on another novel to be released soon.)

PP: You are part of a group of significant Guyanese writers
who have won the Casa de las America Literary Prize; writers like
John a\gard, N. D. Williams, Fred D'Aguiar and recently Mark
McWatt. How does it feel to be part of that distinguished body of
OH: You mentioned some dignified names; I was always im-
pressed with Mc Watt and his writing. But when I got a letter three
months after winning the prize from Jan Carew and he was ful-
some in praise, to my mind I couldn't ask for greater glorification.
Jan Carew is the doyen of literature after C. L. R. James whom I
consider the greatest Caribbean writer ever, but it is an honour to
be amongst these guys it has taken a long time. In fact, Carew's
letter has encouraged me to keep on writing but I got caught up in
business. However, I still managed to finish three books.
PP: By what means were you informed of winning the prize?
OH: In actuality I was on the run from the PNC government;
I'm not casting any aspersions on the PNC or whatever but that's
hok il was I was on the run. Having come out of the army from

the Intelligence Corps, some people might have been paranoid; they
felt that a few other ex-officers and I might be a threat. So I had
some serious problems with them and I had to evade/take evasive
action so to speak. During my sojourn, if you could call it that, the
runners from the Cuban Embassy came with a telegram written in
Spanish and gave it to my mother who got it to me very quickly.
Through my basic knowledge of Portuguese, I was able then to in-
terpret.... especially the word, 'premio' which means prize.
PP: What was the feeling then; you said you were on the run,
your intrigue/espionage book a prize winner. So you are on the run
and you got this wonderful news, what did you make of this mo-
OH: That is the. best and most profound I had heard in the
longest while. As a matter of fact, that was what convinced me to
give myself up in 1978. I was on the run for two years, and I de-
cided based on what Jan Carew had told me that is.... he sees
some future in this whole thing; it means I have potential as a writer,
it was convincing enough. So I said let me get this matter off my
The moment was euphoric of course. But it is nice to win any-
thing; I am telling you even if you go to the fair and win a bottle of
rum, it feels good.
PP: Since the book, 'Enemy Within', won the prize; it's al-
most thirty years a whole generation of years, a whole genera-
tion of Guyanese. What are the factors responsible for bringing this
book to publication a whole generation later, and I am stressing
this particular length of time?

OH: Well, let me do this in reverse. The fact that it has come
out after thirty years does have some nuances in a scenario that
kept this book suppressed so long. The Cubans did write and say
they would publish this book but then they were some political
implications and they said I have written a book and submitted
under my son's name which is Kacey and they used that as a rea-
son or pretext to say they can't publish the book.
I then submitted to Longmans Publishers of England and they
did write me a letter saying that they were impressed with it -
they particularly mentioned that the characters breathed a sense of
life and so on, and that the book was full of description. They did
write and say they would publish it. '
Two weeks after that, again, I got a letter saying they couldn't
do it. They did not specify any reason. I clearly remember
Longmans saying that; it was a personal interview. I went up to
England in 1981 and the editor told me personally she was going to
publish it in the African and Pacific and Caribbean Series first and
then go world wide. I was crushed when I came back down to
Guyana and got this notification saying everything is off.
PP: You said you were crushed. Do you think there was some-
thing in the book.. let me extend this question and rephrase it?
This is a first book and many first novels tend to be autobiographi-
cal; could it be that that is what caused the publishing houses to
shy away from publishing it?
OH: No doubt you have read the book and many others
have read the book which was issued in America over the
Labour Day weekend but there is: nothing political in the book.
As a matter of fact that formula is factual, it was discovered
by laboratory analysts at the Linden mine and I read that ar-
ticle in the newspaper and I said, wow, at a time like this when
Guyana needed a boost with its economy, this is 1978, the IDB
was turning the screws on Burnham government and we were
suffering the impact of the hike in oil prices, nothing there
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those programmes that allow this qualification as an entry
iii. the Diploma and/or Foundation Certificate in
Accountancy from any of the Government Technical
Institutes for applicants to the Faculties of Natural
Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and
Technology, unless otherwise stipulated by the Academic
iv. the IDCE Certificate in Industrial Relations and
v. the Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Work.
vi. any other qualification approved by the Academic



Admission Criteria

Diploma in Forestry
Bachelor Degree in Agriculture:
Degree in Forestry:

(i) The basic University requirements which must
include passes in any two of the following subjects:
Additional Mathematics, Agriculture Science (Double
Award). Biology, Chemistry. Integrated Science (Double
Award) and Physics.
(ii) The Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School
ofAgriculture or its equivalent.
(iii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University of
Guyana or its equivalent.
(iv) The Diploma in Animal Health/Livestock
production from REPAHA.
(v) Persons of mature age (a minimum of 26 years in
thecalendaryearofentryto the
University) who do not meet the minimum requirements but
who can satisfy the University with evidence of recent
academic achievement and relevant experience and a pass at
the University ofGuyana Entrance Examination (UGEE)
Admission Requirements
(i) At least five (5) subiects at thl CeXC ".q "-- i
. Ulu. U 1 cyxauiniauoh tirades 1, I or i1) and/or at the
GCE "0" Level Examination (Grades I, 11 or III) or
equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics.
(ii) Four subjects at the CXC/CSEC General Proficiency
examination (Grades 1, 11 or III) and/or GCE "0" Level
examination (Grades 1, II or Il) or equivalent, together with
the Ordinary Diploma in Science (Credit Grade) from the
Government Technical Institute.
(iii) Certificate/Diploma in Agriculture or Forestry from
the Guyana School ofAgriculture

1. MASTER OFARTS (History)
Competence in French, Spanish)

Admission Requirements
(a) Master ofArts (History) applicants should obtain:
Either (a) A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social
Sciences Degree from the
University of Guyana with at least a "B" average or
must complete University of Guyana courses HST323.
411 & 421 (Guyanese History courses) and HST 221 (West
Indies History) or equivalent. In special circumstances these
courses may be taken concurrently with HST611. HST612,

HST621 and HST622 during year I of the programme.
(b) Other qualifications and experience approved by the
Board for Graduate
N.B: Applicants who are not graduates of the University of
Guyana must ensure that an official
transcript of their undergraduate work is submitted to
the Registrar. University ofGuyana.

Specialisation is offered in: Administration and Teaching,
English. Mathematics, Modern Languages,
Science and Social Studies.
For the Postgraduate Diploma, applicants should obtain:
(i) At least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent
qualifications with specialisation in the
appropriate subject area.
NOTE: This programme is of two (2) years duration.
Classes are held all day on SATURDAYS.

(i) Acceptable grades in the relevant option(s)/area(s)
at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE examinations
(ii) ATrained Teacher's Certificatewith specialisation
in the relevant subject area.
(iii) Other equivalent qualifications.
(i) All applicants must be actively involved in the
practice of Education at the commencement of the
(ii) Classes are normally held in the afternoon from
Monday to Friday, and all .yaon Saturday.
Admission Requirements
Certificate in Education with a GPAof2.0
For the Bachelor ofArts Degree:
(i) Applicants with at least two (2) appropriate GCE.
"A" level passes would qualify for certain exemptions, thus
allowing them to complete the degree within a shorter period.
(ii) Applicants must obtain a pass in Enlish ano
'- -,.---. ay vBE", I ass e.L
(iii) Preference would be given to applicants to the
Division of English who possess a pass in English (B) in
addition to English (A) in the CXC/CSEC.
(iv) The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts may be
done over a four-year period.
(v) For the four-year Degree, the normal University entry
requirements would apply but must include
Art. IfArt is not included, applicants must:
(a) Successfully present a portfolio of recent work and
(b) Successfully complete a Drawing Exam set by the
Division ofCreativeArts.
(c) possess a Trained Teachers' Certificate
plus (a) and (b) above.

(i) Music: For the Diploma in Music, applicants must
successfully complete the two-year Certificate in Music. The
Diploma Programme is of one-year duration.
(ii) Diploma in Tourism Studies: For this programme,
candidates must possess a
minimum of five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency
(Grade I, II or IlI)/GCE '0' Level (Grades A, B or C)
including English Language or hold a Trained Teachers'

(i) Two-Year Certificate in Music (Pan): For this
programme, applicants must obtain the normal University
CXC/CSEC or GCE entry requirements OR Trained
Teachers' Certificate preferably with
specialisation in History. Art, Music, English or

(ii) Two-Year Certificate of Competence: (French.
The programme is designed for professionals who may need
competence in reading, understanding and speaking in one of
the foreign languages stated above.
It focuses on specialized/technical context along with the
grammar of the language.

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ADMISSIONS 2008/2009


Admission Requirements

(i) A first degree Pass with Credit as a minimum in a
Science-basedprogramme, for example, Biology or
Chemistry or Physics. or Environmental Science or Health


(ii) A minimum of three (3) passes at the GCE "A"
Levels or itsequivalent in Physics, Biology or Mathematics
with a "C" as the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects


(iii) A minimum of three (3) passes in CAPE
or its equivalent in Physics' Chemistry, Biology or
Mathematics with grade I [I as the minimum grade in at least
two (2) subjects.


(iv) First-year passes in a Science-based
programme such as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies with grade "B" as the minimum
grade in at least two (2) of the following courses;
(BIO I l, BIO 121),(CHM 111, CHM
122. CHM 123), (MTH 1I11,
MTH 121, MTH 122). (MTH 122,
MTH 123), PHY 111,PHY
112. PHY 121).CS Illl,CSI 121)oran
overall GPAof3.0


(v) Second-year passes in a Science-based
programme such as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies with "B" as the minimum grade in at
least two (2) of the following courses: (B10 211.
BIO 221), (BIO 121, BIO 222). BIO 214, BIO 223).
CHM 212, CHM 222), MST 111 MTH 211, MTH212)
(ENV 211
ENV 222, EN V 223) or an overall GPAof3.0.

(vi) Second-year passes in a Degree of Health Sciences
programme such as Pharmacy or Medical Technology with
an overall GPAof3.0.


(vii) A Faculty of Health Sciences Diploma/Associate of
Science Degree with a Pass with Credit in Medical
Technology, Environmental Health, Pharmacy or


(viii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Nursing
from a recognized institution with a minimum Pass with


(ix) Dentex Certificate from the Ministry of Health
together with any additional qualification that may be
considered equivalent to any of the above.

(i) A first degree Pass with Credit as a minimum in a
Sciences-based programme such as Biology. Chemistry or
Physics, Environmental Sciences or Health Sciences.
(ii) Three (3) or more passes at the GCE 'A' level or its
equivalent in Physics. Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics
with a "C" as the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.
(iii) Three (3) or more passes in CAPE or its equivalent
in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Matheathe tics with grade
S III as the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.
(iv) First-year passes in a Science-based programme
such as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental

Studies with grade "B" as the minimum grade in at least two
(2) course or an overall GPA of3.0.
(v) Second-year passes in a Science-bused programme
such as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental
Studies with "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2)
courses or an overall GPA of3.0.
(vi) Second-year passes of a Degree of Health Science
programme such as Pharmacy or Medical Technology with an
overall GPA of 3.0.
(vii) A Faculty of Health Sciences Diploma/Associate of
Science Degree with a Pass with Credit in Medical
Technology, Environmental Health, Pharmacy or
(viii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in Nursing
fom a recognized institution with a minimum Pass witi
Any qualification considered by the University to be
equivalent to any of the above.
NOTE: University of Guyana Students must pursue the
subjects mentioned either in the
Department of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or
Environmental Studies. Courses to be
Biology Major:


Chemistry Major:
BIO 111
MTH 111,112
PHY 112
Physics Major:
PHIY 111, 112
MTH I11,112
CSI 111
Studies Major:
BIO 11
CHM 11l
MTH 111






Chemistry Major: BIO

Physics Major: PHY
Studies Major:


211,212 221,222
1 11

211,212 221,222,224
MTH 211,212
ENV 211

MST 111


i Holders of Diploma! Associate Degree in
Medical Technology.

ii. Passes at five (5) subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General"
Proficiency) Examination, Grades I to 111 (or equivalent) at
one (I) sitting or six (6)
subjects at two (2) sittings which must include English
Language, Mathematics and any two (2) of the following
science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry,
Integrated Science (Single Award) and Physics.
iii Three (31 subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General
Proficiency) Examination.
Grades I to Ill (or equivalent) which must include
EnglishLanguage, Mathematics and one of the following
science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics,
Chemistry or Integrated Science (Single Award) tether
with the two-year Ordinary Diplofta (ODC) (Pass with
Credit) from the GovernmeniTechnical Institute. (GTI).


iv. Three (3) subjects at the CXC'/CSEC
(General Proficiency) Examination. Grades I or [II (or
equivalent) which must include English Language. Human
Biology, Mathematics and either Chemistry, Biology,
Physics or Intergated Science (Single Award) together % ilth
eighteen (18) months Multi- Technician course from


v. Three (3) subjects at the CXC/CSEC( General
Proficiency) Examination. Grade [ to Ill (or equivalent)
which must include English Language, Mathematics and at
Biology, Physics or Integrated Science, together with the
nine (9) month Foundation Health Care Programme from
Davis Memorial Hospital.


vi Mature students (26 years and over ) may be
considered provided
they have at least three years continuous relevant
experience and would have been
successful at the University of Guyana Entrance
Examination (UGEE).


Any other qualification deemed equivalent by the
University to any of
the above.

Persons seeking admission to this programme must produce
evidence that they possess:
i. The Certificate of Registration as a Registered
Nurse with the General Nursing Council of Guyana or a
similar accredited body.
ii. The Certificate of Registration as a Registered
iii. Any other qualification deemed by the University to be
equivalent to either (i) or (ii).

Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Applicants with grades I, II and III CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency or GCE "0" level Grades A, B or C (or
eqiivaTent) in nrveky u,, -- ,
Admission. English Language. Biology or Human Biology.
Chemistry, and Mathematics at acceptable grades must be
included among the subjects held.

Applicants may also be considered for admission if they
obtained four (4) subjects at the CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency/GCE "0" Level which must -include Englisl
Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Human Biology
together with the two-year Ordinary Diploma in Scienc
Pass with Credit from the GTI/NATI. In all cases preference
will be given to applicants with grades I and II.
(i) Entry to the Environmental lHealth Officer'!

programme may also be obtained by

applicants wlh

hold the Environmental Health Assistant Certificate. ant
two years' post-qualification experience.
(ii) A pass in the pre-university English course offered
by the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education i
equivalent to a pass in CXC/CSEC English Language.
(iii) A pass in Integrated Science at the CXC/CSE(
General Double Award Proficiency Examination at Grades
or II is regarded as equivalent to passes in two (2) science
(iv) Mature students (26 years and over) who do no
satisfy the above requirements are eligible for admission
provided they have had a minimum of five (5) year.
experience in a related professional field and are successful
at the University's Entrance Examination.
(v) Applicants may be required to attend an interview
the results of which will be used to help determine

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From page IV

political. A lot of the intrigue in the book is based on the
fact that I -worked in the intelligence service. And you know
every writer is influenced by some previous writer.
PP: And whom were you influenced by'?
OH: Alistair McLean was my favourite writer; in fact he had a
strong influence on me particularly because I wanted to move away
from the Caribbean style of writing where you harp on the nigger
yard and the stand pipe and so on. You hardly have Caribbean writ-
ers doing spy thrillers.
PP: Not many names to mention here bu i Guyanese Christo-
pher Nicole is one such writer with an amazing output over eighty
novels! Michelle Fitzpatrick two slim volumes, Godfrey Wray -
one down and one on its way. So 'Enemy Within' would be a pio-
neering effort in a genre of writing still to be fully explored by our
writers. Where do see yourself, where do you see this book, this
type of writing going in the near future?
OH: Well, you know, we tend to judge whenever it's a sports-
man, an athlete, or whatever by past performance. Everyone who
has read the book so far including the esteemed Jan Carew and the
prolix praises heaped on the book gave me a lot of hope that I can
pull it off. I also have evidence from Penguin Books where they
said there were many good points in the book especially the live
characterizations and the pacing of the work.
I did marketing at UG, my daughter has an MBA and the two
of us have put together a marketing strategy on how to get it on
the shelves of the .big houses abroad especially Random House.
PP: Which is an excellent move on your part marketing. Which
is what is needed by local writers apart from a few other things
like good editorial advice and writers workshops. This cannot be
overemphasised, marketing, marketing, marketing we need to mar-
ket ourselves as writers and our product also. So I am delighted
with this move by you and your daughter to market the book and
hope emerging writers take note.
Let's look at the novel of mystery and intrigue. For me it was
smooth, too smooth, very slick....
OH: Too slick? First of all, as I said before, this book was
written while I was. on the run and it was written in six weeks.
Now it was almost twice this size and Longman Publishers of En-
gland said it was too long to be a thriller. So immediately I learnt
something that thrillers should not be too long. And when you look
at the size of Earl Stanley Gardner, James Hadley Chase and Alistair
McLean they are basically 140 pages or so; quick, fast, nasty
and over with.
In terms of the book being too slick it is because you were

convinced by the characters.
PP: And numerous descriptions of local scenery which slowed
down the action but also added to the intrigue.
Now which is the real title: 'Enemy Within' on the cover or
'The Enemy Within' on the title page'?
OH: 'Enemy Within'...the first time I heard this phrase was
in a speech by John F. Kennedy.
PP: I asked this because 'the' is a definite article, pointing your
finger to a particular object/subject. Now with 'Enemy Within' as
Godfrey Wray mentioned, points to many things. Were you writ-
ing as the conscience of the nation?
OH: That question speaks a lot... can be quite revealing. If you
are on the run during the Burnham government, everybody, every-
body fancies himself to be a KGB agent and everybody is out to
get you. There were massive posters of me all over the county,
police stations, ferry stellings etc. It was a new phenomenon in
this country, and in my sight, to be singled out in this era when the
maximum leader had everybody under his control; you know he
[Burnham] was a populist leader, very charismatic and everybody
seemed to want to please him. He was also paranoid about army
men and at the time there were many coups in Africa, leaders who
had visited this.country were overthrown. Then there was the
Rodney phenomenon and the WPA giving the government blows
left, right and centre; massive rallies, great support from every
quarter.. .take all of that into account, there was an enemy in every
PP: This book, 'Enemy Within' surfacing some thirty years
ago shows what could happen in a Guyana that is somewhat
laidback, complacent, where everything in the society seems nice
and rosy, at least on the surface, where things are brewing below
the surface that the masses may not be privy to....
OH: Professor Lear Matthews who is at New York Univer-
sity wrote a little critique 6n the book and those were his exact
sentiments. He saw it from-that perspective that here it was in a
society... as you said, laidback, the enemy was outside there will-
ing to do whatever it took to usurp the sovereignty of this state
and the economic potential of this state those were his exact sen-
PP: I noticed with many first books, like many first achieve-
ments, you have dedicated this book to your mother 'All that I
am I owe to her. Everything I have I owe to her'. Of course, I'd
like you to expand on the impact your mother has on your life and
OH: Any man, any child, any boy will tell you his mom is the
greatest person on the face of the earth. And I honestly feel this
having passed through so many unsavoury experiences with people.

We grew up in a one-parent family, I was the last child. One inci- -
dent my mother use to recall was her hurrying with me down to
St. Mary's School to write the government county scholarship, in
those days there were only 15 scholarships offered to the whole
country. So there were thousands of 10-year olds and 11-year olds
hoping to make the mark to QC, Saints, Rose's or Bishops. At
that time you had Sacred Heart in Main Street and St Mary's with
Mr. Arokium and Mr. Walcott respectively, those two gentlemen
were the greatest teachers arguably in the history of this country....
nobody can refute that. And every year they produced the county
scholarship winners and I was fortunate to be one of the fifteen.
And having been a Catholic all the days of my life, having attended
Sacred Heart and having been an altar boy and choir boy, Saints
follows and I have no regrets, it taught me how to mix and mingle
PP: And the Jesuits, and celebrating 150 of service in Guyana
OH: Fantastic Jesuits, all of them with a Master's degree ...so
it was like going to a mini-university and unto this day I honour
and adore Fr. Scanell because with my second term I was granted
another scholarship, a Wm. Fogarty's Scholarship, so I went
through there [Saints] on two scholarships having been a very poor
boy, you know and the Jesuits made life easy for me; I love them,
that's all I can say. And I love my mother and cherish those memo-
PP: Now to the future; I like the name of one of the two titles
you'd be publishing in 2008: 'Cry Havoc'
OH: And 'Let slip the dogs of War'
PP: What is 'Cry Havoc' made of?
OH: Cry Havoc' encapsulates all that has happened from 2002
to 2007 in Guyana especially after the jail breakand the massacre
that followed... the political overtones... it's action packed, it's
over 400 pages. I have the emery cloth and the sandpaper out-pol-
ishing it up.
PP:. In this season of good will and with Janus coming, I am
looking forward to see how you deal with that period of our his-
tory, still awfully fresh in our minds.

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

Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is now
available at bookstores, Guyenterprise Ltd., Castellani
House and from the editor. Inside this issue there are
two new literary competitions namely, 'Martin Carter
Essay Prize' and the 'Egbert Martin Poetry Prize'. Also
inside 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 introduction-to weightlifting
in Guyana, and the resuscitation of Theatre Guild. The
main feature is the story of archiving in Guyana. A
section of this magazine is devoted to news and
literature from the Guy-aspora.


Vacancies exist for the following positions at our Service Stations at
Regent Street, Sheriff Street, Kitty, Victoria and Providence.


Five (5) subjects CXC including English Language &
Mathematics or Accounts.
Two (2) years supervisory experience in a Public or Private
Sector Organisation.


Three (3) subjects CXC including English Language and
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Successful applicants for both positions must be prepared to work on a
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we care VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacancy of
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Applicants should possess the following:

* Degree in Public Management plus three (3) years Post Degree
experience, background in Science would be an asset.


* Associate Degree in Medical Technology plus five (5) years Laboratory
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Applications, along with two (2) references and a recent-police clearance can
be sent to:

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
North Cummingsburg

Deadline for applications is Friday 18th January, 2008

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Sunday Chronicle January 13, 2008

r'_. J L.-A I l_----..

rreeu uy itppellate Coun -

Ident ificotion found to b ippe

That appeal by Barrow
succeeded after the appellate
court found that the police who
were looking for a man with a
scar on the left side of his face,
conducted an Identification Pa-
rade in which the suspect was

Support to te Low Income Housing Sector

. io. 8/ACP/GUA/015

THE Guyana Court of Appeal
in 1976 freed accused Ken
Barrow of robbery arid et
aside the conviction and set-
tence after finding that
Barrow's identification ias


i Tender No 8/ACP/GUA/015-TW0212007
1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grant from the 8'"
European Development Fund towards the cost of a Low Income Housing
Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be
applied to eligible payments under the Contract for Civil Works at
nderneeming, West Bank Demerara (Region 3).
2. The EU/Low Income Housing Programmei (hereinafter called "the -;
EmplOyer") now invites Construction Firms to submit sealed bids for the-
Construction of Infrastructure and Services at Onderneeming, West
Bahki Demerara.
3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding
Documents for their eligibility to participate at the Office of EU/LIHP,,Certtral
Housing & Planning Authority, Ministry of Housing and Water, 41 Britkdam
&iUnjted Nations Place, Stabroek, Georgetown from Wednesday, January
9; 2008:

4. The bidding documents can be purchased with completion of the tender
document request form available at the EU/LIHP office and upon
payment of a non-reimbursable fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars
(G$1 ,000) per tender.
The method of payment will be Manager's cheque payable to the "Official
Low Income Housing Prog." It will not be necessary to make the:-request
in person to receive a complete set of bidding documents, since these can
be sent by mail or e-mail.
EU/Low Income Housing Program (LIHP)
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place,
Georgetown, Guyana.
~. j*i hproject@yahoom.
5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the office of the address below
on or before 09:00 am on Tuesday March 11, 2008 and must be
accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than $4,000,000.00. The:
Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the
time and date specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected
and returned unopened.
6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
representatives who choose to attend at 09.00 hours on Tuesday March
'11, 2008, at the office of:

The Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana
7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit an IRD Compliance indicating
that the Bidder has met his/her Income Tax obligations for the three (3)
years immediately preceding the year of tender, and an NIS Compliance
indicating that the Bidder has met his/her obligations for the month
immediately preceding.the month of tender.
8. Closing date for the purchase of tenders is February 15, 2008. A
mandatory site visit is arranged for January 29, 2008 at 09:00 hours.
Central Housing.& Planning Authority
EU/Low Income Housing Program

the only man on parade With a
scar on the left side of the face.
And it was discovered too
that the Police in the conduct of
the parade did not add the sav-
ing clause by telling the witness
who was called in to identify

the robber, that he should only
pick out anyone if that person
was on parade.
The Appellate Court,,
constituted by Chancellor
J.O. F. Haynes, S.C., and in-
cluded Justices of Appeal Vic-
tor Crane-and R. H. Luckhoo
concluded that the I. D. pa-
rade was improperly con-
ducted. The appeal was al-
lowed and the conviction
and sentence were set aside.
Attorney-at-Law, James
Patterson, who later became a
High Court Judge appeared
for the appellant, while Senior
State -Counsel ,Loris
Ganpatsingh, who also subse-
quently became a-judge, rep-
resented the State.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the accused, in
company with other men, en-
tered the yard of the com-
plainant Richard Beharry, and
robbed his wife Edna of sev-
eral pieces of-gold jewellery .
While three of the men
were engaged in robbing Edna
inside the house the accused
was aiding and abetting them
by holding on to Richard, vio-
lently assaulting him outside,
and at the same time keeping
a look out to facilitate the
After the robbers had
departed, with their booty,
Beharry reported to the Po-
lice, giving a statement -in
which he described his at-
tacker as a short, dark, negro
man, with a scar on the left
side of the face.
This information led to the
arrest of the accused and when
the police came to stage an iden-
tity parade, they did so with the
accused as the only person with
a scar on the left side of his
The accused was convicted
of felonious wounding and rob-
bery under arms and was sen-
tenced to five years' imprison-
ment on each count, concur-
On appeal, counsel for the

accused complained that at the
cloib of the case for the pros-
e4ution at Assizes, he sought
lqaye of the judge to make sub-
nmtissionsjin the presence of the
jiry, but the judge overruled the
submission and said they had to
bi made in the jury's absence.
j This was a grave irregular-
"ty counsel contended, since
(hbre was no jurisdiction in the
I ^-B -^


trial judge to conduct any part
of criminal proceedings in the
absence of the jury.
Complaint said the ap-
pellate Court's judgment,
was also made that the iden-
tification parade was unfairly
conducted for two reasons -
that it was highly prejudicial
to the accused to place him on
parade with other persons
who did not have scars on
their faces; that it was not
made clear to Beharry that
the suspect was not necessar-
ily on the identification pa-
rade. Yet another complaint
was that inadmissible prejau-
-, dicial evidences were let in
during the course of the trial
-without any warning to the

jury to disregard it
In his judgment, Chin-
cellor Haynes held : i
(1) That in the light! of
very recent authority on what
is the correct rule of practice, it
cannot be said in the instant
case that the trial judge erred in
ruling that the submissions
should be made in the jury's
absence. In any event, no in-
justice resulted from the judge's
decision to hear the submissions
in their absence.
(2) That the identification
parade with the accused as the
only man with a scar on the left
side of his face was a farce. It
was no test at all, since Beharry
could have picked out no other
person than the accused.
(3) That the trial judge has
a discretion as to whether he
should or should not draW the
jury's attention to the presence
of inadmissible prejudicial evi-
dence that has been inadvert-
ently let in in the course bf his
(4) Chancellor Crane held
"That, the summing-up vas of
little or no help tq the jbry in
that it did nothighlight tile vac-
illating nature of Beharry's tes-
timony on the matter of the scar
as his means of identification.
(5) That it was unfair to
mount a parade with the ac-
cused as the only suspect with
a scar on the left side! of his
face. Moreover, for the bfficer-
in charge of it to fail to add a
saving clause to the.effect that
the suspect should be identified
only if he is on parade yitiated
the conviction, and sentence.
(6) Justice of Appeal R. H.
Luckhoo noted "That the iden-
tification was unreliable. It was
incumbent on the trial judge to
draw tife jury's attention to all
relevant factors as tended to di-
minish the cogency.of the iden-
tification. .
t The Appellate Court al-
lowed the appeal and set
Please turn
to page XI


The Maritime Administration Department will be holding Safety
Awareness seminars fot fishermen on the 8"', 110' and 18"' of January 2008
at the Carifesta Spotts Complex, Georgetown: Upper Corentvne
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.


und~y Chronicle January 13, 2008 Page IX

Responses for last week.
..- Exec-ise-1- -- -.-... - -
1. illiterate 2. incorrect
5. impure

Exercise 2
1. (B) descend
5. (A) crooked

2. (B) weak

3. dishonest

3. (C) soothe

4. harmless

4. (D) add

1. cer- -1
3. tr- -p
4. station- ry
5. p- -k
6. w -ther
7. d - cend
8. taug t

kind of grain
-. -.. ste ps ....... -. - --....... ..... ........- _.. ... ._-. .........
books, pens, pencils
come down
past tense of teach

Look at these words.
Say the words.
Break brake
Boy buoy
Check cheque
Flower flour

What do you observe?
Some words are pronounced like other words but are different in spelling and
m eaning.... .. . ..... . .
Such words are called homophones.

HOMOPHONES are words with different meanings and spellings, but the same
Study the list below.
Hare- an animal meat flesh
Here a place meet to come together
Hear to listen
Hair growth from head
Right correct steal to take
rite ceremony steel metal
write to put words on paper
Pray to speak to God pair a set of two
prey to hunt an animal for food pear fruit

Exercise 1
Give the homophones and the meanings of the following:-

peace ------
------- part ,

2. ----- writing materials
Stationary ------------ 6.

3. hoarse ----------
------- an animal

4. -- letter
male --------

5. ---- a part of an animal
tale- ---------

----------- flat surface

------------ give permission
aloud - ------------

8. hall -- ------------
---------- to pull things

Exercise 2
Find the misspelt word in each line
1. gases ballon commence
2. parallel centre chaffeur
3. forecast famine fatal
4. traveled permitted appointed
5. receive feather exact


Study the. family tree

John Greeie and Lorna Phil

And ane Peters

Ray Esther Kate


and Lisa George

Sue Ronald

Read each question then choose the correct answer

1. How many children does Lorna have?
(A) six (B) five (C) four (D) three

2. What relationship is Ralph to Elvis?
(A) cousin (B)brother (C) nephew (D) uncle

3. How many grandchildren has John Greene ?
(A)six (B) eight (C) nine (D) ten

4. What is Sue's surname?
(A) Phil (B) Greene

(C) Peter (D) George

5. How many male cousins has Kate ?
(A)two ((B) three (C)five

(D) six


Exercise 2
Choose the correct homophones to complete the sentences
1. You've got a .( male, mail)
2. The man's sugar voice was (hoarse, horse)
3. The most common ingredient in a recipe is .(flower, flour)
4. We were to visit our friends in hospital. (allowed, aloud)
5. The flashy girl put streaks of different colours in her (here, hair)
6. Our aunt sent us a ripe (pair, pear)
7. Put those boxes not there (hear, here)
8. The lily is a beautiful____ (flower, flour)
9. The sports car collided with a truck (stationery, stationary)
10. The headteacher walks the __ everyday (hall, haul)

In about 150 write a composition on "How I spent the Christmas vacation."
Discuss with your classmates When the vacation commenced? How long? What
were the activities? How you felt?

Find the meaning of sibling.
For you to spell



sister aunt

mother father



Nephew niece grandmother grandfather


Exercise 1
Fill in the blank space with the correct letter to complete each word

daughter son-in- law

Brother-in -law father-in-law




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undhy Chronicle January 13, 2008

Page IX

PageX Sunday Chronicle January 13, 2008

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Responses to last week
Exercise 1
1. 66cm
2. 48.4cm

I hope you have mastered the problems from last week. Now that school has
re-opened you will spend much more time with your lessons and always
strive for excellence. For success comes not by wishing but by working
diligently towards it.

Before we move on with area, you will work the following problems based
on last week's lesson.

Exercise 1.
Using the formula find the area of:
1. 6cm 2. 4cm

Ij j 3cm 4cmL j-

3. C

A 10cm B

3. 5cm

We will now move onto volume.

Volume is the amount of space
occupied by a solid.
Volume is measured in cubes,ie:
Icm3 is I cabic centimetre

Volume = Length x Width x Height
= (L x W x H)

4. 5. 14cm

6. Find the area of a classroom which is 20m long by 15m wide.
7. What is the area of a square field of side 25km?
8. Find the area of a triangle of with base 12cm and vertical height 8cm.
9. The radius of a circular track 28km. what is its area?
10. A parallelogram has a height of 10cm and a length of 10cm. What is its

Now we will move on with more on area. We will examine the area of a
A cube has six equal faces. To find the total surface area of the cube:
> Find the area of one of the surface.
Since there are six equal surfaces, you multiply the area of the
one surface by 6. That will give you the total surface area of the


Area of one surface

Total surface area

= (4x4)cm2
= 16cm2
= (16 x 6) cm2
= 96cm2

Exercise 2
Find the total surface area of these cubes.
(a) one side measuring 5cm (c) area of one surface is 36cm2
(b) one side measuring 7cm (d) area of one surface is 49cm2

Area of cuboid
A cuboid has six rectangular surfaces. The opposite faces are equal.

3cm. 3cm
2cm cm 2cm
We can find the area in two ways.
: First, tfid the area of each surface and add them together
S, 9x3= 27cmi
3 x2=6cm2
x 2= 18cm2'
:. ..Total surface area =27 + 27+.6 + 6 + 18 + 18
:;'.' ,': ,= 102cm 2

or 0 ,*'

D Find the area of the opposite surface, multiply by 2 and add
each set together.
9x 3 =27x 2 54cm
3 x 2 =6x2 =2cm ..
9 x 2 18 x2 =-36c-i . .

2cm / /

L/ i 2cm

Using the formula: Volume = (L x B x H)
V =(4x 2x2)cm3.
s c16cm3
read as sixteen cubic centimetres.

Exercise 4
Use the formula to find the volume of the following,.
1cm 2cm
(1) (2) (3) :

5cm 2 3cm '''
2cm 4

(4) 6cm

2cm m



6. Find the volume of a box with 9cm long, 7cm wide and 3cm high.
7. A tank 50cm long, 35cm wide and 45cm high is filled with water. How
many litres of water does it hold if 1 000cm3 = 1 litre.

Complete the following
Length Width
8. 5 7
9. 4 12
10 ... 12

2 2 '


... 96cm3
2 '144cm.

We will now move on to capacity.
The Capacity of a container is the volume of liquid that can fit inside the
How is it measured?

The unit of measurement
of capacity is thelitre,(L)
and idlIkte (i)-

1000 mL= IL
500 mL = '/2 L
250mL= L .

Note that the symbol forlitre is the capital L, while the symbol for "mili"'
the common m'.
Example, the capacity of a water tank is the volume of water that can .
fit inside the tank.
A container with an inner volume of I cm 3 will hold I mL
of liquid. That is I mL = 1 cm ,

1. *' 4cm
,' ., cm'
^--" -l,,] clna,.


2. 7cm
" cm3 cm
jcm>\ -- ::>

1 mL = 1 cm'
Therefore I L = 1000 L 1000cm'
So long until next week. God Bless.

Exercise 3

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I am 20. Five months ago I
started dating a coworker, 29.
We work in separate
departments, so we are not on
top of each other every day.
When we started dating, I told
him I was looking for a
relationship. He said he had
just gotten out of a two year
relationship four months
We talk on the phone every
day and see each other at least
twice a week. I thought we were
on our way to making it official
as a couple-at least until two
days ago. That's when he con-

fessed this new girl at work
wants to get back together with
him. That was a shocker.
Before we started dating he
dated her for a month, but she
broke it off because he was
moving too fast. Now he says
he is stuck in the middle because
he has feelings for both of us and
doesn't want to hurt either of
us. I told him he was too late
because he is already hurting me
by leaving me to get together
with her.
I said I was beginning to
fall in love with him, which is
true, and if he cared as much

as he said he did, he would
stay with me. Well, he told
me he wanted to be with me
and he would tell her his de-
cision. And he did.
Problem solved, right?
Wrong! While I was on the
phone with him, she shows up
at his house, and they have a
long talk. He tells me she said
he is confused, and now he
doesn't want to talk about it
anymore because he's stuck in
the middle of a situation he
doesn't want to be in.
I hurt so much when I real-
ize I could lose him, because I

Freed by Appellate ...

From page VII
aside the conviction and sentence.
According to the evidence, around 9 O'clock on the night of 28th January, 1974, Richard Beharry
was in the yard of his home in the lower flat of a two-storeyed building at lot 339 Cummings Street,
Georgetown.- His wife, Edna Beharry, was in a bedroom inside. He was a goldsmith and kept a
quantity of finished and unfinished gold jewellery resting on a dressing case.
A gang of four or five men raided the house Beharry was wounded on the head with a
weaponHHH, and the jewellery was stolen. Mrs. Beharry could not identify anyone. Richard Beharry,
in a statement to the police shortly after, said : "I can only identify one of the men. This man had a
scar on the left side face."
Perusing the evidence, Chancellor Haynes noted that Beharry described the man otherwise orally
then as: "a short dark negro man".
On February 14 following 17 days later Beharry attended an identification parade at Alberttown
Police Station.. Seven men were in the line up including the Appellant (the suspect) All were said to
be of similar age, height and general appearance and class of life, but the suspect alone had a scar on
the left side of his face.
Beharry without difficulty identified him as the man who held on to him during a brief struggle
just in front of the door to the flat, under a lit 60-watt bulb. While another wounded him and two or
three others made their felonious entry into the flat.
The appellant was convicted for feloniously wounding Richard Beharry and for robbery
under arms. He was sentenced to serve five year's imprisonment on each count, concurrently.
He successfully appealed against conviction and sentence.

Ministry Of Health
Materials Management Unit (MMU)


SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ICT Equipment, Appliances and
Office Furnishing (103-07), Medical Equipment (104-07), and
Breast Milk Substitute (105-07)

Please be advised that the revised closing date for the
Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment, Appliances and
Office Furnishing (103-07), Medical Equipment (104-07),
and Breast Milk Substitute (105-07) is now January 15,
2008 at 9.00h at the National Board for Procurement and
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance INSTEAD OF
January 8, 2008.

All other requirements remain the same.

have strong feelings for him. I
want to be with him, and I al-
ready told him how I feel. What
else am I to do?

Shauna, some stories stick
with us because they con-
dense a truth in an unfor-
gettable way. For us, one
such story was a news
item about a pilot guiding
a large ship into port.
When the ship collided
with the pillar of a bridge,
gravely damaging both the bridge
and the vessel, the first words
out of the pilot's mouth were,
"Don't tell anybody."
People aren't honest natu-
rally. We are animalistic. Our
self-preservation mechanism is
still so strong that a lie is the first
thing which tries to come to our
lips. Only our good character
can stop it.
Your boyfriend is weak and

a co'.,ard \\ len .,'iit jumped up
and down, arguing with him, he
didn't have the courage to say he
doesn't want to be with you.
Instead, he threw his hands in the
air and said, "I'm confused."
But he doesn't love you. He
can't explain why he doesn't, he
just doesn't.
No man can tell any woman
exactly why he loves her. Love
is an unmeasured quality, be-
yond factors and reasons. With
a man who cares about you, you
don't have to beg. But when
you beg, you know for sure you
are not loved. Arguing will not
change that.
You think you have to make
this relationship work because
you are hungry for love. That
is the first misstep in falling



Contractors arc hereby invited to be pre-qualified for works and services to be undertaken by
the Sea and River Defence Division of the Minisrry of Public Works 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,
GEORGETOWN during the normal working hours from January 7 to 28,2008.


Payment is NOFN'-fflFUINDAtBLL and should-be made in favour of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Public V, ,,1 .. ii.n.l Communications.

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

Pre-Qualification Bids should be addressed to:


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

Pre-.Qualification Bids will be opened at 09:00 h on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 in the
presence of Tenderers or their representatives who choose to attend at the Ministry of Public
Works and Communications.

The Ministry of Public \XWorks and Communications reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all the Pre-Qualification Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejection.


1/11/2008. 3:27 PM

down a long staircase. When
you find yourself tripping on the
first step, you must grab the rail
so you don't fall all the way
down the stairs.
What railing are we talking
about? The railing of reality.
Grab hold of reality and say I've
dated him five months, I told
him how I feel, he doesn't love
me, and I'm not going to beg any
man to be with me.
Treat yourself as a person
of value. Prize yourself, as
the one who loves you will
prize you. You need to be
.some man's first choice, his
right choice.


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Pruning and



The availability of improved
tomato varieties and the de-
mand for quality fruits have
encouraged farmers and agri-
cultural researchers to inves-
tigate the technique of prun-
ing and different staking
methods to enhance crop pro-
duction to supply the growing
market demand for tomatoes
both-in Guyanaand overseas.
,Pruning is the removal of
dead or unwanted .branches or
parts of a plant, allowing the
plant to regularize its size and
crop load.
:Unlike other plants, tomato
for the first month directs all
the" sugar it produces towards
the production of new leaves.
During this stage, tomato plants
grow very rapidly, doubling
their size every 12 to 15 days.
Eventually, the plants make

more sugar than the single grow-
ing tip can use, which signals
the plant to make new branches
and to flower. This usually hap-
pens after 10 to 13 leaves have
expanded, at which time the
plant is 30 to 45 cm tall. In the
next few weeks, the entire char-
acter. of the tomato plant
changes. If unsupported, the in-
. creasing weight of filling fruit
and multiple side branches
forces the plant to lie on the
ground. Once the main stem is
horizontal, there is an increased
tendency to branch. A vigorous
indeterminate tomato plant can
easily cover a 1 by 1 m area
with as many as 10 stems, each
1 to 1.5 m long. This creates a
haven for disease and pest in-
festation, poor management of
fruit production and low pro-

If the plant is allowed to lie
on the ground, or there is dense
vegetation, many of the leaves
are forced into permanent shade
significantly reducing the
amount of sugar they. produce.:
If a leaf uses more sugar than it
can produce, a layer of abscis-
sion cells develops between the
main stem and the leaf petiole;
eventually the leaves yellow and
drops. Of course, sloughed-off
leaves are replaced by new ones,
but time is wasted. Prostrate
plants get around to fruit pro-
duction two or three weeks later
than a pruned and staked plant.
Most of the fruits they produce
are on the small side,, and tend
to come in one big, late harvest.
A properly pruned and sup-
ported single-stem tomato plant


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presents all of its leaves to the
sun. Most of the sugar pro-
duced is directed to the devel-
oping fruit, since the only com-
petition is a single growing tip.
The result is large fruits that are
steadily produced. If more
stems are allowed to develop,
some of the precious sugar pro-
duction is diverted from fruit to
multiple growing tips. Fruit
production, although slowed,
never stops. The result is a
nearly continuous supply of
fruits throughout the season. In
general, more stems means more
Lj/est *but smaller fruits, which are
flvwe's produced increasingly later in
cluste" the season.
Pruning also affects plant
health. The leaves of a pruned
and supported plant dry off
faster, so bacterial and fungal
pathogens have less opportu-
nity to spread. Soil is less liable
to splash up onto staked plants.
'The bottom line: Upright plants
have fewer problems with leaf
Leaflet spots and fruit rots because
I their leaves stay drier and free
from pathogen-laden soil.
af As a tomato grows, side
shoots, or suckers, formin the
crotches, or axils, between
the leaves-, and the main
stem. If left alone, these suck

Please see
page XVI i



I. Thi -Ministry of Amerindian Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible and.
qualified bidders for the provision of Security Services to its Main Office located
at Thomas & Quamina Streets and the Amerindian Hostel, Princess Street in
* G eorgetow n. .. , .... .. -
2 .Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
.procedures, specified irt the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders,
subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) of this document.
:3, Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of
Amerindian Affairs: Permanent Secretary;Telephoie #: 223-7285 and inspect
the bidding documents at the following address: 251-252 Thomas & Quamirna
Streets, South Cummingsburg. Georgetown from 08:00 h to 16:30 h.
4.Qualifications requirements include: Valid GRA Compliance. NIS Compliance,
Bid Securtly, Two copies of tender document, completed Bid Forms and
Completed Price Schedule. Additional details are provided in the bidding
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased. by
interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the following:
251-252 Thomas & Quamina Streets. South Cummipgsburg. Georgetown and
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $15,000. The method of payment will
be Cash. The bidding documents can be uplifted from the Accounts
Department, Ministry ofAinerindian Affairs.
6. Bid, must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Procurement and
Tender Adminustration Board, Ministry of^Finance. Main and Urquhart Streets
on or before 09:00 h on January 22. 2008 Electronic bidding will not be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the
bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets at 09:00 h on January 22, 2008. All bids must be
accompanied by a"Bid Security" of eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000).

I 'Paoe 12 & 17.p65 1

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
S:: No.: 001/2008
SThe -Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB) towards the cost of the Support for
Competitih'eness'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 hnow invites-sealed
.--ligible bidders for the supply and delivery of office furniture and equipmeii

Conference Table and Chairs, Filling Cabinets, Bookshelves, Fax
: ," .'"/ .".: .: : M machine, ...
Colour Printers and Binding Machine -

Bidding will be-conducted:through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) .
procedures as specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and will be open to all
suppliersofgoods originating from member countries ofthe (IADB).

Interested eligible bidders may obtain information and specifications from: -
Support for Competitiveness Programme
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce
229 South Road, Lacvtown
Tel: 223 5150 :.'

Bids must be delivered in sealed, unmarked envelopes on or before Tuesday 22'"r
January 2008 to the Tender Box located at the address below. Bids will be ,
opened immediately thereafter. in the presence of bidders' representatives, who
choose to attend at the address below. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids must be addressed as follows:
The Chairman '
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

The top right hand corner should state "Supply and Delivery of Office
Furniture and Equipment": Do not open before Tuesday 22I January
All quotations from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and
NIS Compliance Certificates.



(BBC News) Security experts are warning about a stealthy
Windows virus that steals login details for online, bank ac-
counts. *
In the last month, the malicious program has racked up about
5,000 victims most of whom are in Europe.
Many are falling victim via booby-trapped websites that
use vulnerabilities in Microsoft's browser to install the attack
Experts say the virus is dangerous because it buries itself
deep inside Windows to avoid detection.
The malicious program is a type of virus known as a rootkit
and it tries to overwrite part of a computer's hard drive called
the Master Boot Record (MBR).
This is where a computer looks when it is switched on for
information about the operating system it will be running.
"If you can control the MBR, you can control the operat-
ing system and therefore the computer it resides on," wrote

Elia Florio on security company Symantec's blog. ,
Mr Florio pointed out that many viruses dating from the
days before Windows used the Master Boot Record to get a
grip on a computer.
Once installed the virus, dubbed Mebroot by Symantec,
usually downloads other malicious programs, such as
keyloggers, to do the work of stealing confidential infor-
Most of these associated programs lie in wait on a machine
until its owner logs in to the online banking systems of one of
more than 900 financial institutions.
The Russian virus-writing group behind Mebroot is
thought to have created the torpig family of viruses that
are known to have been installed on more than 200,000
systems. This group specialises in stealing bank login in-
Security firm iDefense said Mebroot was discovered in Oc-

toper but started to be used in a series of attacks in early De-
Between 12 December and 7 January, iDefense detected
.more than 5,000 machines that had been infected with the pro-
Analysis of Mebroot has shown that it uses its hidden po-
sition on the MBR as a beachhead so it can re-install these as-
sociated programs if they are deleted by anti-virus software.
Although the password-stealing programs that Mebroot in-
stalls can be found by security software, few commercial anti-
:virus packages currently detect its presence. Mebroot cannot
be removed while a computer is running.
Independent security firm GMER has produced a utility
that will scan and remove the stealthy program.
Computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Win-
dows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 that are-not fully
patched are all vulnerable to the virus.

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Boys fishing



lan Brierley snaps into watercolour. r .
IAN Brierley insists he is not a photographer;
"I'm an artist who uses a camera instead of a brush," he says, his Yorkshire accent evident.
That would explain the series of watercolour photographs he plans to put orr show at Le Meridien Pegasus some-
time spon, resting his hope on a good sponsorship deal. Red House
Using simple technology, he is converting a select 30 of some 3000 photographs he has taken ac oss Guyana into
watercolor. Once the selection process is through, he would then print them; onto canvas; to create the actual watercolour .
effect he wants. s a -
His romance with everyday life has produced stunning photographs oftypicalGuyanese life, su h as young boys
fishing with hook and tod in a Georgetown canal, a barber shop in Berbice,, and a bustling business scene at the
Parika Wharf. .
He plans to include too images that are synonymous with the Guyana landscape.- Kaieteur, the St George's Cathe-
dral, and the once magnificent Sacred Heart Church, which was burnt down a few years ago.
Brierley first came to Guyana through a .-
business contact in 1997.1 He had come to
the Caribbean as a freelance photographer,
A t'^-. hoping to sell his photos to image banks 13l
-. in the United Kingdom., i
- .. ..Just before his sojourn to these parts, .
-',, he had ended up in crime' scene investiga-
tiort with British police. This was because
S his job in Kuwait with Brifish Airways as a
display-advertising consultant became re-
". dundant with the start of the Kuwait war.
2.. .- .. '".- i "r wit But shots of the gorycrimes scenes did
not cut it for him, so he decided to go back
-- _. to his specialty, working with travel and tour-
-. ism.
His schooling was in art design, initially,
and then later, he further studied art and
photography at City and Guilds.
With his initial visit to Guyana in 1997,
S. -he put on an exhibition in Georgetown,
-. .opened by then President, Mrs Janet
As his visit to Guyana continued, Ian was
commissioned by Arif Ali as the main pho-
Slographer for the first coffee book on -
.- Guyana, which was released in July 2006.
His upcoming exhibition, he hopes,
would emulate the book, and would be a
wu eutt bonwlbtrue pictorial profile,'in watercolour, of .

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ers will grow just like the main stem, producing flowers
and fruit. Suckers appear sequentially, from the bottom of the
plant up. The farther up on the plant a sucker develops, the
weaker it is, because the sugar concentration gets lower as
you move up the plant. On the other hand, side stems arising
from below the first flower cluster, although stronger, com-
promise the strength of the main stem. For a multi-stemmed
plant, your aim is to have all stems roughly the same size,
although the main stem should always be stronger, because it
has to feed the entire plant for the next five or six months
The way you choose to train and prune your tomato plants
will affect how you space your plants, as well as the best method
of support. There are two ways to deal with a sucker .that isn't
destined to become a stem. The simplest is to pinch it off entirely;
not surprisingly, this is called "simple pruning." This should be done
when the sucker is still small and succulent. Grab the base of it
between your thumb and index finger and bend it back and forth.
. The sucker should snap off, producing a small wound, which will

heal quickly. Avoid cutting the sucker with a knife or scissors, be-
cause the resulting stump can become easily infected. Once a sucker
becomes too tough and leathery to snap off, however, you'll have
to use a blade.
In Missouri pruning, you remove just the tip of the sucker by
pinching, letting one or two leaves remain. The advantage is that
the plant has more leaf area for photosynthesis and to protect de-
veloping fruit from sun-scald. The disadvantage is that new suck-
ers inevitably develop along the side stems, adding to your future
pruning chores.
Missouri pruning is necessary when things have gotten out "of
hand. When you're dealing with large suckers, it's better to pinch
off just the tip than to cut off the whole thing close to the main
stem. For one thing, if disease hits, it's farther away from the main
stem. And for another, removing just the growing tip is less of a
shock to the plant than removing a foot or so of side stem.


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Once flowering commences, all tomato vines must be tied
to their supports. Although vigorous, the plants are also eas-
ily damaged. Take care in how you tie them and what you
use. Cloth strips work well as long as they're not too old and
threadbare. Twine should be at least 1/8 inch thick, or else it
can cut into the tomato stems.

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There are two types of ties. Training ties direct plant
growth upwards, and supporting ties keep it there. The top
.0.3 m of a tomato stem, or leader, is very succulent and eas-
ily snapped; it needs to be directed upwards, gently. Wrap a
short piece of twine around the middle of the leader, cross it
over on itself, and loosely tie it to the support. The resulting
figure-eight tie reduces the chance the tender stem becoming
bruised by rubbing against the support.
Fruit will form along this stem. If left to the devices,
of the loose training ties, the weight of the fruit will pull
the ties down the stake. Eventually, the stem will bend
over and crease. Luckily, as the stem matures, it tough-
ens; by the time fruit develops, the stem can tolerate a
tighter tie. To support a, fruit cluster as it fills and gains
weight. loop a longer piece of twine, 30to 45 cm, around
the 'si* -uis abo.e the fruit cluster, creating a sling.
Then I gently pull it up to take the weight off the stem.
I wrap the twine twice around the stake, and firmly tie it
to the stake 15 to 25 cm higher than the point of attach-
ment to the vine. To keep the tie from slipping, knot it
underneath the point where the sling meets the stake.
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Poetry Time

What New Year resolutions
must a child innocent
to life's vagaries
Well, let me see
I ll continue my parents to obey
Failing frequently to adhere
to do's and donts
I will continue my teachers to obey
Despite taxing my patience
sitting one place for hours each day
I will continue my impulses to obey
pinch fty-fish
daydream and wish
fail a test or two or three
let my imagination fy frlee
and as normal, I will continue
acting out resolutions
made by grownups for me

Multiple-choice questions for you to answer.
Read each question carefully. Choose the one answer
you think is correct.
FOODS HAVE HEALING POWERS 4. Fruit that unblocks the arteries and
4, ". the unblock.
1. The word anemia literally means .lack cleanses the blood.
of blood'. However,, it is used to describe (a) Passion fruit
the reduction of red blood cell count in the
blood. Diet plays an essential'role since (b) Breadfruit
food provide'the necessary nutrients for
'blood cell production. For anemia. Grapefruit
increase intake of ........ .
(a) Wheat bran : Papaw,
(b) -Milk .
^ .e Alcoholic beverages 5. Effective against bronchitis and
..- asronchitis and.. *.h
(d). Leafy greens. lemon, iron.
S- (a) Bananas.
2. For anemia, reduce or eliminate b. O... .
S.intake -of ......, . (b) Onions .: : .
take.. .. .. :.". .-. Salt .. . :
( Tea Salt:
(b) Molasses (d) Beer
Vegetables 6. The practice of dressing and seasoning
-) Lemon : dishes with lemon (e.g. vegetables,
S.. emon ... legumes) is very beneficial:
3. Blood has the tendency to clot (a) Very rich in fiber.
spontaneously. But when this clotting
takes place within the blood vessels a. (b) Riclhi.Vitamin B
solid clot or thrombus is formed that
blocks free circulation of blood through 0 Cleans and beautifies the skin.
the vessel. This process is called. ,
thrombosis and can occur in the arteries or (d) T reduces the need for salt to-bring out
the veins. Its consequences are serious, tor the flavor of the lbod.
example. heart attack or stroke. Which
factor does not promote this condition?
(a) Use of tobacco and lack of physical .
exercise 3
S(b) An infection by various typcs of ..
* germs. '

The answers to the last set of questions are:
1. (D), 2.- (D), 3. (A), 4. (A), 5. (C), 6.- (B)



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Africa 'beina drained of doctors'

(BBC News) Many African countries now have more doctors and nurses working in richer
countries abroad than they have at home, research shows.
There has long been concern about the exodus of African medics, but the Human Resources
for Health study suggests the problem may be greater than assumed.
Several countries, including Mozambique and Angola, have more doctors in one single foreign
country than at home.
And for every doctor in Liberia, there are two working abroad.
The study, carried out by the Center for Global Development in Washington, looked at census
records collected between 1999 and 2001.
It examined nine receiving countries: The UK, the US, France, Canada, Australia, Portugal,
Spain, Belgium and South Africa.
The study is one of the first to count doctors who are born in Africa, not just those who are
trained there.
Focusing on training location, the researchers argue, seriously underestimates the impact of
losing people who want to become doctors has on a country's health service.
he report suggested the loss of doctors often went hand-in-hand with civil strife, political
instability and economic stagnation.
Angola, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Si-
erra Leone all experienced civil war in the 1990s and all had lost 40% of their doctors by
Countries such as Kenya which experienced economic stagnation in the late 20th Century and
Zimbabwe, which saw political repression as well as economic problems, saw more than half of


YEAR 2008
The Guyana Forestry Commission wishes to advise the general public that the deadline
for application for the following licences for the year 2008 has been extended to
January 31, 2008.

1. Timber Dealers licence
2. Sawmill Licence
3. Firewood Dealers Licence
4. Charcoal Dealers Licence
5. Sawpit Licence
6. Timber Path Licence
7. Timber Depot Licence.

The following conditions would apply:

(1) Applications must be made at the nearest forest station,

(2) Applications will not be accepted from persons/companies:
(a) Indebted to the GFC'
(b) Whose registers do not meet GFC requirements.

(3) Applications must be accompanied by the relevant proof of ownership/legal right
of occupation of the property on which the business/operations would be

(4) Applications for timber dealers & sawmill licences must be accompanied by:
(a) Relevant consentiapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) for operating such a business on thl pt L-L ridcLI locationss.
(b) Relevant consent/approval of the Central Housing & Planning
Authority (CH&PA) for operating such a business on the prescribed

(5) Sawmill and Lumber Yard operators must ensure all their returns have been
submitted to the GFC..

(6) Please note that submitting an application and payment of application fees do not
:constitute approval forcommencing any business/operations.

(7) All licence fees must be fully paid and licence uplifted before the commencement
ofany business/operations.

(8) The GFC is advising that it will not issue licences to applicants who seek to
operate on locations previously deemed unauthorized.

The Guyana Forestry Commission will not be responsible for any loss or d., .. il' r..d
by any person/companyi or t'.- I iin i. hibc h.' the above conditions.

Commissioner of Forests
Guyana Forestry Commission

their doctors leave.
At the same time countries with greater stability and prosperity, such as
Botswana managed to keep many of their doctors, but so did very poor countries
such as Niger.
The researchers speculated this could be to do with destitute countries not producing large
numbers of would-be doctors with the financial capital or connections to leave.
The UK is one of the few countries to have introduced a code preventing it from actively
recruiting from sub-Saharan Africa.
But despite this, Home Office figures show that 17,620 African doctors and nurses joined the
NHS last year.
The Department of Health notes that while NHS trusts are banned from actively trying to
enlist from Africa, there is little to stop health professionals from these countries applying for
work permits to come to the UK.
The charity ActionAid said the brain drain was "a huge threat" to Africa.
"One of the best way to keep healthcare professionals in the countries that need them is to
pay them properly but currently health systems in many African countries are woefully
underfunded," said Nick Corby, policy officer at the charity.
"The UK government could do Africa a real service by upping aid levels for health sys-
tems, ensuring that desperately needed doctors and nurses stay where the need is great-



Interest Rate for the I" 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.




The GUYANA FORESTRY COMMISSION (GFC) advises all holders of
active Timber Sales Agreements (TSAs) and Wood Cutting Leases (WCLs)
that no harvesting operations for 2008 will be authorized unless the
company's Annual Plan of Operations with supporting inventory information
was submitted to and approved by the GFC. Any breach of the above will
result in appropriate action being taken against the company.

The GFC also advises all persons transporting forest produce to ensure that
reflective triangles or other such clearly distinguishable signs are prominently
displayed on vehicles and other forms of transport at all times.

By Order

James Singh

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Hope you had an enjoyable holiday. So we are back to work and this week we
will continue with Transportation.

Air Transportation
Transportation by air is very important in Guyana from the coast to the hinterland
areas and back. Many hinterland communities have landing strips for light aircraft
and coastal areas have aerodromes for light aircraft. The aerodrome east of
Georgetown is Ogle.
Aeroplanes owned by miners and ranchers fly equipment, food, letters, other miners
and public servants to the hinterland areas to work.
Some airstrips in the hinterland are
Aishalton Kamarang
Kato Madhia
Orinduik Ebini
Dadanawa Annai

Use your atlas to locate these airstrips on the map of Guyana.

External transportation
Guyana is connected to the outside world by sea and air.
The International Airport Cheddi Jagan International Airport is South of
Some air transport services are
Travel Span
Caribbean Airlines
Roraima Airways
North American Airlines

You can step into an aeroplane and arrive in another country in a few hours.

Communication is the transmitting of information
People communicate through:
written language
sign language
spoken language

In the past the means of communication were:.
symbols carved on stones or bark of trees
bell criers
carrier pigeons
facial expressions was and is still used
Can you remember how the Africans communicated by drums and the Amerindians
by shells and rock paintings.
Various forms of communication have been developed because of science and
Tele-printer machines hdve caused information to be transmitted thousands of

Satellites have brought news events, sports and games from other countries and
messages from outer space:.

Some means of comm tication which are used include
1. Signs road signs '.warning signs, sign language
2. Signals lights, flap,
3. Sound whistles; rnms, bells speech, telephones, radios,
4. Print badges, istrations picies, magazines, newspapers,
letters, Telegrams
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Agencies of Commu tion in GuaWi,.
1. Guyana Post Offic&,Corporation (GP.O.C) this deals with letters, parcels,
money orders, postal orders sale of stamps and various types of forms.
2. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (G.T&T) The services are
telephone, cellular,, mobile, id telegraph, .tefX and fax services, national and inter-
national public call boxes., .
3. The Guyana Natioil Newspape.' imted (QN. N. L) is the printer and
publisher of one of the couy .'s daily "e ..pehs: The newspapers offer news, ad-
..vertisements and educational facts which aislst pupils who are preparing for exami-

4. The television stations also transmit news, entertainment a advertisements
5. The National Communication Network. The local radio stations are Voice
of Guyana and 98.1 Hot FM. The services are local and international news, death "
announcements, sports, music, advertisements, and educational programmes.

For you to do
1. Name some television stations you like to view.
2 Which Post office is nearest to you?
3 In your location which is the fastest means of communication.

Exercise 1
Write the abbreviations in words
1. GT&T -
2. GP.O.C -
3. GN.N.L -
4. N.C.N -

We will now take a brief look at our history.
A Glimpse of our History
Guyana as a colony
Guyana was a colony. What is a colony?
A colony is a country that is governed or ruled by a parent country.
Guyana was known as British Guiana.
It was ruled by the British.
Before May 1966 it was governed by Great Britain and ruled by a repre-
sentative of the King or Queen.
The Governor represented the King or Queen of England.
The Governor lived in Government House which is'now known as State:.

Guyanese people wanted to be able to make their own decisions, they wanted to
be free, they wanted to be Independent.
Three important political leaders who contributed to the successful achievement:
of Independence were:
Cheddi Jagan
Linden Forbes Samson Burnham:: :
Peter Stanislaus D'Aguiar
Some important dates to remember during Guyana's struggle for independence


1954- 1957




1962 1964



New Constitution; House of Assembly
General Elections The PPP won the Elections in 1953.They
remained in office for 133 days. Their rule came to an end
after the British suspended the constitution.

An interim Government was set up by the
British Government.

Split in the People's Progressive Party.

Elections were contested by Mr. Jagan P.P.P and
Mr. Burnham (P.N.C) People's National Congress.

General Elections; P.P.P gained 42.6% ofvotes
P.N.C 41% and U.F (United Force) 16.4.:

Civil disturbances within the country
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Elections were held under the System Of"
Proportional Representation.
General Election; Coalition Government.between
the PNC and United Force

Setting date for Independence

1966 Guyana gained its Independence



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Hope you had a pleasant holiday and are all ready to continue the hard
This week we will move on to force.
What is force?
A force is a push or a pull upon an object's interaction with another object.
Whenever there is an interaction between two objects, there is a force upon
each object. When the interaction ceases, the two objects no longer
experience the force.
Force only exists when there is an interaction.
Simply speaking, force can be placed into two broad categories.
Contact forces: are those types of forces when two interacting
objects are perceived to be physically contacting each other.
Examples of contacting forces include frictional force, tensional
forces, normal forces, air resistance forces and applied forces.
Action-at-a-distance force: are those types of forces which result
even when the two interacting objects are not in physical contact
with each other, yet are able to exert a push or a pull despite their
physical separation. Examples of action-at-a-distance force include
,- gravitational force. Even when your feet leave the earth there is a
force that pulls you back towards the earth.

Examples of contact and action-at-a-distance forces are:

Contact forces
Frictional force
Tension force
Normal force
Air resistance force
Applied force
Spring force

Action-at-a-distance forces
Gravitational force
Electrical force
Magnetic force

Whenever another object is used to push or pull less force is exerted.
These objects are called Simple Machines.
Simple Machines are used to make work easier.
There are six simple machines.
7 Pulley

A screw is an inclined plane wrapped around a pole which holds things
together or lifts materials.

How does a lever works?
A lever is a simple machine that makes work easier; it involves
moving a load around a pivot using a force. Many of our basic tools are
levers. These include scissors, pliers, hammer claws, nut crackers and tongs.

Type I lever, the pivot (fulcrum) is between the effort and the load. In an
off-centre type 1 lever like pliers, the load is larger than the effort, but is
moved through a smaller distance.
Examples of common tools and other items that use a type I lever

Number of
Class I
tem Levers


hammer's claws

A pulley is a simple machine that uses grooved wheels and a rope to raise,
lower or move a load.
7 Lever

A lever is stiff bar that rest on a support called a fulcrum which lifts or move

A wedge is an object with at least one slanting side ending in a sharp edge,
which cuts material apart.
f Wheel and Axle.



Find the following machines and their parts in the word search.
Fulcrum, lever, axle, wheel, pulley, load, effort, work.

* A wheel with a rod called an axle, through its centre lifts or move loads.

i Inclined Plane.

An inclined plane is a slanting surface connecting a lower level to a higher
I Screws.

F U L Cc R U *M O X Y P_
D W 0 R K Y Z A I L N

For you to do.
LI Name three machines that have a wheel and axle.
i Observe the use of machines in your environment.

Next week we will continue with simple machines. So long.

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(BBC News) Too much "sugar-free" chewing gum can lead
to severe weight loss and diarrhoea, doctors warn. -
The cause is sorbitol, a widely used sweetener in chewing
gum and sweets, which acts as a laxative.
Writing in the British Medical Journal, experts. gave the ex-
ample of two patients who had become" ill after chewing around
20 sticks of gum a day.
Industry representatives said sorbitol was a safe product
and packs carried warnings about excessive consumption.
Sorbitol is widely used in "sugar-free" foods, including prod-
ucts for people with diabetes.
It is also used as a laxative but despite warnings on pack-
ets of chewing-gum and other products containing sorbitol,
many people do not realise that large amounts will cause stom-
ach problems, the German researchers said.
One 21-year old woman had suffered with diairrhoea and
stomach pain for eight months and had undergone a raft of tests
before doctors realized her chewing gum habit was to blame.
She lost more than one and a half stones (11kg) inl that time
and was underweight.
In a second case'a man was admitted to hospitalfafter los-
ing three and a half $tones (22kg) over a year and suffering di-
They were found to consume between 20 and 30g:of sorbi-
tol per day.
Each stick of chewing gum has around 1.25g:of the sweet-
Dr Juergen Bauditz, from the Department of .Gastro-"
enterology at Charite University Hospital in!Berlin, said
5-20g of sorbitol would be enough to cause minor stomach
problems such as bloating and cramps but more than 20g
could cause diarrhoea and, as these cases showed, severe
weight loss.
When he questioned the patients he.found they had replaced
the gum sticks frequently, accounting for the high doses of sor-
bitol which were getting into their system. i
Once the patients cut out sorbitol from their diet, their
symptoms disappeared and they put on the weight they had
lost. .
"As possible side effects are usually found only within the
small print on foods containing sorbitol, consumers may be un-
aware of its laxative effects and fail to recognize a link with
their gastrointestinal problems," he. said.
"The investigation of unexplained weight loss should in-
clude detailed dietary history with regard to foods containing
A spokesperson for the Wrigley Company which manu-
factures a range of sugar-free chewing gums said all the ingredi-
ents they used were safe and packs carried warnings about a
laxative effect with excessive consumption.
"Sorbitol occurs naturally in a wide variety of fruits and
berries including pears, plums, cherries, dates, apricots, peaches
and apples.
"It is well documented in medical literature, .with studies
going back more than 20 years, that excessive consumption of
polyols, such as sorbitol, can have a laxative effect in some in-
"The safety of sorbitol has been thoroughly reviewed by
health and regulatory bodies, including the WHO/FAO Joint
Expert Committee on Food Additives."
Jemma Edwards, registered dietitian at Diabetes UK, said
some people with diabetes eat large amounts of "diabetic foods"
containing sorbitol but they should be avoided as there is no
nutritional benefit..
"People with diabetes can eat the same diet as
people without diabetes as long as it is a healthy, bal-
anced diet."

Male sex



(BBC News) Sex and relationship therapists are seeing an in-
crease in the number of men suffering from sex addiction, a
BBC investigation suggests. i
Almost 80% of the 43 therapistss in the survey said sex addid.
tion is a problem.
Many said the obsessive use of internet pornography is now,
the most common form of the condition.
The counselling service Relate has also seen a "huge increase",
in people who say compulsive sexual behaviour is straining their
The therapists said that in the most extreme cases people can
lose their jobs or partners because of their obsession, with some
spending up to eight hours a day looking at pornographic websites.
In the questionnaire, conducted for BBC Radio l's Newsbeat,
74% said it was becoming increasingly common to see excessive
use of internet pornography as a problem in relationships.
Whereas frequent casual sex, risk-taking sex and, use of prosti-
tutes was seen as fairly common amongst sex addicts, the use of
internet pornography was seen as very common internet pornog-
raphy and 'cybersex' were often seen as anonymous, cheap and


One respondent described the worst case they had come across.
"The most debilitating iwas a man who had to have sex 10-12 times
every day. Lately witlh internet pornography men seem to get ad-
dicted quicker". ,
Christine Lacy, Rjlate Sex therapy consultant said those with
sex addiction problems felt their lives were: "spiralling out of con-
She said:- "In the last two years alone, Relate has witnessed a
huge increase in people presenting excessive use of internet por-
nography, and compulsive sexual behaviour as issues affecting their
"Their partners feel betrayed and very angry and whilst many
partners are supportive, in some cases they cannot continue the
relationship which obviously has a severe impact on any children
they may have, their jobs and their wider families."
"Relate counsellors working with teenagers have reported that
the instant availability of pornographic images on the internet and
mobile phones has worrying implications for their ability to have
normal sexual relationships'as they grow up."
The questionnaire was completed by 43 sex and relation-
ship therapists from across the UK.

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently conducting a House-to-House Registration exercise which
will conclude on JULY 4, 2008.-
Who Can Register:
Anyone who will be 14 years or older by 30' June, 20,08. and' is a Gufanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization.
or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more. is eligible for registration during
this House-to-House Registration exercise.
How To Apply For Registration:
Ensure that you are at home when the GECOM' Registration Teamn visits. Appropriate public announcements
will be made at the local level prior to the visit of a Registration Teamr to your immediate locality.
You must be in possession of the following source documents as might be necessary to support your
application for registration:-
i. Original Birth Certificate issued by the General Register Office or a valid Guyana Passport
ii. Original Marriage Certificate (and ofiginld birth certificate)- in the case of a name change by way of
iii. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate in the case, of any change of name by Deed Poll.
iv. Original Naturalization Certificate issued by the Ministry df Home Affairs and original birth
certificate/valid passport in the case of naturalization. Evidence (photocopy/duplicate) of an
application having been made for naturalization will not be accepted.
Baptismal Certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or documents from Priests,
Elders, Head Masters, Village Captains/Touchous and Justices of the Peace, nor existing ID Cards, WILL NOT
be acceptable as source documents for registration.
All persons who will be eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting doeumient(s)
above stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during the House-to-House Registration exercise.
Give only true and correct information to the Registration Cflerk. It is an offence that is punishable by law to
give false information for registration,
Ensure that your photograph and all of your fingerprints are taken by the Registration Clerk.
On completion. your application and photograph will be forwarded to the GECOM Secretariat for
completion of the Registration process.
Persons who are registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise will be included in the new
National Register of Registrants Database. If you are not regislteed, a National Identification Card will not be issued
to you.

It is the civic duty and legal responsibility of all Guyanese who will be 14 years old and older by 30"' June, 2008 to
apply for registration under this house-to-house registration exercise. By so doing, you would also be ensuring that
you are included on the official lists of electors for future elections if you meet the other eligibility criteria.
225 0277-9, 226 1651, 226 1652,223 9650
OR VISIT THE GECOM WEBSITE at http.://www.gecom.org.gy

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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) -
The number of people sub-
scribing to newspapers may
be shrinking as they flock to
the Internet, but electronic
book readers won't shred the
market for ink, paper, glue
and binding anytime soon.
After years of promises and
false starts, booksellers and
technology companies are -div-
ing into the world of digital
books..Sony Corp is selling the
Reader Digital Book for
US$299, while giant online
shopping -company
Amazon.com.offers the Kindle
for US$399,
New readers are lighter than

the average hardback fiction
bestseller, easy on the eyes and
let readers carry around as many
as 200 titles in hardware that
weighs less than a pound.
But to some people, there's
something missing.
"It's, I guess, the feel of
holding a book that someone re-
ally put a lot of effort into writ-
ing, and you kind of lose that a
little bit with a digital product,"
said Katy Farina, 21, of Mont-
gomery, New Jersey.
Farina, a student at the
Minneapolis College of Art &
Design, was browsing at the
Borders bookstore near Madi-
son Square Garden. As shop-

pers lined up at closing time, the
subtle, comforting aroma of
books permeated the store.

"It feels real, whereas (the
reader) kind of separates you a
little bit from the story," Farina



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:
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-Qualify for 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

Harry Howe, who had
picked up "Surrender Is Not
an Option" by former U.S.
Ambassador to the United
Nations John Bolton, said he
might use an e-book reader
for blog or Web site material
that he wanted to read while
away from home, but not for
reading a novel.
"It's just not a physical ex-
perience that I'm yet comfort-'
able with," said Howe, 55, who
teaches accounting at the State
University of New York's
Geneseo campus and lives in
Rochester. "On the other hand,
I didn't grow up reading things
on various Web sites."
Farina said she would like a
reader for traveling because she
would not have to transport so
many books. This is something
that HarperCollins Publishers
Worldwide Chief Executive Jane
Friedman said is a prime advan-
"To put 10 books on your '
Sony reader or on your Kindle

E-books read well, but

Checklist to

identify severe

illness in

HONG KONG (Reuters) Medical experts have com-
piled a checklist of seven signs that mothers and
healthcare workers can use to identify severe ill-
nesses in newborn infants requiring urgent treat-
ment in hospital.
Around 4 million babies around the world die each
year before they are a month old, and three-quarters of
them die in the first week of life mainly from bacterial
infections, birth complications and prematurity.
In an article published in the Lancet, the researchers
said the list 'can help identify serious illnesses in infants
under two months and bridge a gap in a previous check-
list that did not cover infants in their first week of life.
"Anyone looking after children, mothers, should know
that if children are not feeding well, it is a sign of serious
illness, .they should take it to care," said Martin Weber
of the World Health Organisation in Jakarta.
"It seems very simple, but these are messages we
need to promote more widely. If the baby is not moving
spontaneously and only doing so when you touch it, that
should alert you that the baby has problems," Weber told
Reuters in a phone interview.
The seven clinical signs are:
history of difficult feeding
history of convulsions
movement only when stimulated
breathing rate of 60 breaths per minute or more
severe chest indrawing
over 37.5 degrees Celsius
under 35.5 Celsius
Weber and colleagues started off with a checklist of
31 signs that first-line health workers used to identify
severe illnesses in 8,889 infants brought to clinics in
Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana, India, Pakistan and South
These assessments were compared against decisions
made by pediatricians. Weber's team later found the as-
sessments were reliable even after the list was narrowed
down to seven points.
Weber stressed that mortality figures can only be
reduced if proper healthcare is available to these chil-


prefer paper

is a lot better than carrying 10
books," she said.
Readers often shy away
from using the devices until they
discover how pleasant reading
on them can be, Friedman said.
"'I was always the person
who said, 'how can you have
any kind of experience but the
tactile experience of holding a
book in your hand?'" she said.
"And I still feel that way about
certain books; but I don't feel
that way about every single
book I read."
Neither Sony nor Amazon
would say how many machines
they have sold, but enough
people apparently are interested
in trying them out. An Amazon
executive at the Consumer Elec-
tronics Sh6w in Las Vegas this-
week said the Kindle sold out
on its first day in 5-1/2 hours.
Buying books for the
Kindle is as easy as using Ama-
zon to buy regular books, with
the price often being a few dol-
lars cheaper because of the ab-
sence of a physical product and
titles available through a wire-
less download. Sony's eBook
Store offers downloads through
its own software to a buyer's
PC. The volumes are then sent
from the PC to a Reader Digital
Book through a USB cable.
And for people wavering
between paper and pixels,
Sony does offer a concession
an optional leather cover.
"I think it's a shrewd move,"
said Howe. "How retro is

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Sunda ChroicleJanuay 13.2008,-neXxIII


ADMISSIONS 2008/2009

(i) A minimum of two subjects at GCE 'A'
level or CAPE Examination which must include Chemistry
and Biology. GCE 'A' level gradesA. B andC (or equivalent)
are accepted as pass.
(ii) A minimum of (5) five subjects at the GCE
'O' level or CXC/CSEC(General Proficiency), four (4) of
which must be Chemistry, Biology (or Human Bioloy),
Mathematics and English. CXC/CE Grades I, II and II (or
equivalent) are accepted as pass. Integrated Science (DA)
may replace Chemistry or Biology.
(iii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree --
Biology/Chemistry minor or Chemistry major/Biology minor
from the University of Guyana or any other approved
institution ofhigher learning.
(iv) A Diploma orAssociated Degree in Science
from the Faculty of Health Sciences of the -University of
Guyana or any other approved institutionofhigher learning.
(v) The Ordinary Diploma in Science (ODS) from the
Government Technical
Institute (Credit Grade) in addition to a minimum of four
subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General Proficiency) or GCE '0'
level which must include English, Mathematics, Biology (or
Human Biology) and Chemistry. CXC/CSEC Grades 1. [I and
Ill( or equivalent) are accepted a pass. Integrated Science
(DA) may replace Chemistry or Biology.
(vi) A Veterinary Assistant Diploma from
REPAHA (Credit Grade) or a Diploma in Agriculture
(Credit Grade) in addition to a minimum of two years
continuous relevant work experience after qualifications.
(vii) Persons who have successfully completed the
Pharmacy Assistant Training Programme run bytheMinistry
of Health in addition to two (2) years continuous relevant
work experience after qualifications.
(viii) Mature students (26 years and over) are
eligible, provided they have had a minimum of five (5) years
continuous relevant work experience in a
professional field: e.g. Pharmacy or Nursing and are
successful at the University's
Entrance Examination.
OR .

(ix) Any other qualification considered equivalent
by the Faculty of Health Sciences.



Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Applicants to the Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
(i) The Institute of Distance and Continuing
Education Certificate in Occupational Health ana
(i i) An Environmental Health O officer's Certificate.
(iii) A College or University qualification in a Science,
Management, Nursing or Tech nica
(iv) Other qualification which the Institute deems to be
equivalent and relevant.

For the M.Sc. Forest Biology, applicants must obtain:
(a) A first degree pass in Biology or Agriculture or
Economics or Forestry or Geography with a minimum GPA of
(b) An equivalent qualification in a specialization
deemed by the Faculty to be relevant.
Consideration will aso be given to applicants who have not
met (a) or (b) above, but who also have relevant research
experience and have acquired a GPA of no less than 3.0 in the
final two years of the first degree in any of the areas listed in

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(a) above. Such applicants will be considered on individual
merit and may be required to complete special make-up
years) in:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics.,
Physics and Statistics.
Admission Requirements:
(i) Applicants to the Degree programmes are required to
possess the general University Admission requirements.
English Language and Mathematics must be included among
the subjects.
(ii) Applicants to the B.Sc. degree programme in
among the passes at CXC/CSEC General ProficiencyvGCE
"0" Level. the major subject area to be studied AND one
other Science subject.
(iii) Applicants to the Degree Programme in Computer
Science must possess:
(a) A Diploma in Computer Science
pass with minimum GPAof2.5.
(b) A Diploma in Computer Sciences pass with GPA 2.4
overall (if major GPA=2.6 and other2.3).
(c) Diploma in Computer Science and one year work
experience after completion
of the Diploma. ifGPA is 2.4 or lower.
(iv) Holders of the Associate Degree in Biology,
Chemistry. Mathematics. or Statistics from the University
of Guvana Berbice Campus are eligible to apply for
admission at the Year III level of the respective degree
Admissions Requirements
(i) Applicants must have five (5) subjects CXC at not more
than two sittings which must
include Mathematics and English.
(i) Variations in grades of the above admission
requirements are regularised and each application will be
considered on its own merit by the Department/Faculty.
(ii) Applicants who do inot have Grades I or II prior to
June 1998 OR Gr. 1. I1 or Ill after June 1998 in Biology,
Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics may be considered for
admission if they are successful in the foundation courses in
these subjects. Only one foundation course may be used as
an admission criterion.
(iii) Agriculture Science, Integrated Science (Double
Award and Single Award) Human and Social Biology (as a
Second Science) at CXC/CSEC General Grades I, II or III
will be considered.
(iv) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXC/CSEC General
English will be considered for admission, if they are
successful at an English Qualifying (University)
Examination (EQE).
(v) Applicants with a grade IV in CXC/CSEC general
Mathematics will be considered for admission, if they are
mathematics.eaAnaappitcanniwili tm a
qualifying exam)
(vi) Applicants with a grade IV in CXCCSEC Chemistry
(general ) will be considered for admission to the
CHEMISTRY degree programme, if they are successful at a
qualifying University examination in Chemistry (CQE).
(vii) Holders of the Diploma in Technology, or Diploma
in Pharmacy orAssociated
Degree in Pharmacy with a GPA of 2.7 are eligible to apply to
the BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY degree programme.
(viii) Holders of the Diploma in Agnculture with a credit
are el igible to apply to the
BIOLOGY degree programme.
(ix) Holders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science -
Chemistry option, Pass with Credit, are eligible to apply to
the CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY degree programme or the
Computer Science Diploma programme..
(x) H[folders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science -
Chemistry option, Pass with Credit, in addition to three (3)
passes at CXC/GCE Grades I and II. before June. 1998. or
Grade III after June, 1998 /GCE A, B or C, which must
include English and a Science subject, are also eligible to
apply to the CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY degree programme.
(xi) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate
(Secondary Mathematics option) are eligible to apply to the
MATHEMATICS degree programme or the COMPUTER.
SCIENCE diploma programme.
(xii) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate
(Secondary Science option) are eligible to apply to
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY degree programme or the
COMPUTER SCIENCE diploma programme.
(xiii) Holders of.the Diploma in Computer Science (GTI)
are eligible to apply for the Diploma in Computer Science
(xiv) Students who do not possess five (5) required
subjects at one sitting or six (6) required subjects at two
sittings will be required to pIss an Open IEntrance
Examination to be administeredby th Un11versity ,' (uvana.
(xv) Mature students (26 years or older) who,< i ot meet
any of the previously stated criteria but who hav\; significant
experience / exposure in the fiLcd applied for, may he

considered for admission. Such students will be required to
pass the University Entrance Examination administered by
the University ofGuyiana.
(xvi) Students with equivalent qualifications for the
above may also apply to the Faculty for consideration for

Programmes Offered

Admissions Requirements


(i) At least five (5) subjects at ONE SITTING with
grades I or II prior to 1998 or Ill from 1998 at the
CXC/CSEC and GCE 'O' Level grades A C. Subjects
should include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and
English Language.

(ii) A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School
ofAgriculture (GSA) with at least a Pass with Credit.

(iii) An Ordinary Diploma in Science (ODC) -
Chemistry with at least a Pass with Credit.

(iv) A Trained Teachers' Certificate together with
CXC/GCE passes in Biology and Chemistry or Integrated
Science at the appropriate grades.

(v) A Diploma in Forestry.
(vi) Mature applicants (26 years and over) who do not
possess these qualifications may be considered for
admission provided they have a good general education,
creditable work experience in the field and must have passed
an Entrance Examination administered by the University of

Note: Agriculture Science (Double Award) and Integrated
Science will also be considered for admission to the

Candidates who do not possess a pass in English
Language but who possess the required number of subjects
at ONE SITTING, may be asked to take a qualifying
examination in English

2. BAin Geography; Geography/Economics etc.

(i) At least five (5) subjects with grades I or I Iprior to
1998 and II from 1998 at the CXC/CSEC and GCE.'O'
Level grades A -C. subjects should include Geography,
Mathematics and English Language.
(ii) A Trained Tea CeCificaCte- ioraru-a c -
together with CXC/GCE passes (grades I or II) in
Geography and English Language.

(i) Candidates who are eligible for admission to the
University but who do not possess a pass in Geography and
who have related qualification and experience may be
admitted to read for the BA in Geography. Such candidates
will not, however, be eligible to undertake a double major

(ii) Geography courses may be offered as part of a
minor or as an elective by student reading for degrees in
other programmes offered by the School of Earth and
Environmental Sciences and in other Faculties.

(iii) Candidates with the requisite GCE 'A' Level or
CAPE (grades 1 11) qualification may be granted
exemption from some year-one courses in the Degree
Programme to enable them to complete the programme in
three years.

(iv) Candidates in the Geography/Economics double
major programme with passes at GCE 'A' Level or CAPE
(grade I v) may be permitted to register for additional
courses to permit them to complete the programme in three
(3) academic years.

(v) Mature applicants (26 years and over) who do not
possess these qualifications may be considered for
admission provided they have a good general education,
creditable work experience in the field and must have passed
an Entrance Examination administered by the University of

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ADMISSIONS 2008/2009


(iii) Marketing

(vii) SocialWork

Admission Requirements

(i) For the Diploma in Accountancy, Banking and
Finance, and Marketing, candidates must obtain a minimum
of five (5) subjects at GCE "0" leveliCXC/CSEC General
Proficiency Grades I, I or Ill at no more than TWO sittings.
Subjects should include English Language and Mathematics.
Except for the Diploma in Accountancy, applicants using
ODC must also have a minimum of two (2) subjects at
CXC/CSEC General /GCE '0' Level at the acceptable grades.
The Foundation Certificate in Accountancy from GTI is also
accepted for entry to theDiploma inAccountancy.

(ii) For the Diploma in Public Communication, Public
Management, or Social Work, candidates must obtain a
minimum of five (5) subjects at GCE "0" Level! CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency at no more than TWO sittings.
Subjects should include English Language; relevant
experience in their field and/or evidence of participation in
appropriate or related training programmes or possess
approved professional or technical qualifications would also
be considered.
(iii) For the Diploma in Social Work, candidates with one
of the City and Guilds Technician Certificates Part I or a
Trained Teachers' Certificate will be considered

International Studies, Development Studies.
Applicants to the Post-graduate Diploma must obtain an
undergraduate Degree from the University ofGuyana.
Equivalent qualifications from approved Universities.
Specialisation is offered in:

Communication, Economics, International Studies, Law,

Management, Public Management, Social Work, Sociology

and a double major in Political Science/History.
In addition to the general University admission requirements,
applicants with other qualifications listed below may also
(a) Diploma in Accountancy, Diploma in Public
Communication, Diploma in Public Management. Diploma
in Social Work, the Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Work.
(b) I.D.C.E one (1) year Industrial Relations and
Management (for the Degree in Sociology and
(c) AATIDiploma with GPA of not less than 2.0 (for
Degree in Accountancy only)
For LLB Degree
(i) A graduate or undergraduate degree (BA, BSc) from
the University ofGuyana or other recognized universities.
(ii) GCE Examination in five (5) subjects. at least two of
which must be at the Advanced Level. Of the remaining
subjects, English Language must be one and passes at
CXC/CSEC must be Grade I, or II.
(iii) A Diploma from the University of Guyana or other
recognized Universities.
(iv) Candidates who have completed a Preliminary year
at the University of Guyana i.e. the first year of the Degree
Programme of any Department. (Successful completion of
the Preliminary Year will not automatically guarantee a
student admission to the LLB Programme. The candidate
must achieve a satisfactory grade in her/his examinations)
Mature applicants who have been associated with the practice
of law. These applicants may be required to complete a
preliminary year before being admitted to the LLB Part I
(iii) Applicants for the Degree in Social Work must have
successfully completed the
-Leg ree m ommunicaton must
have successfully completed the
Diploma in Communication with a GPA of 2.0 and

Specialization is offered in-
(i) Accountancy (v) Public Communication
(ii) Banking and Finance (vi) Public Management

Architecture. Civil Engineering. Electrical Engineering.
Mechanical EngineerinneM inin Engineering and Geology.
Applicants to the degree programme within the Faculty of
Technology must successfully complete:
(i) the higher Technical Diploma with the relevant
(ii) the Diploma in Technology with the relevant
Specialization is offered in: *
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering,
In addition to the admission requirements set out under the
General University Regulations, applicants to the Diploma in
Technology must obtain ONE ofthe following:
1. Passes in at least five different subjects at the
CXCiCSEC General Proficiency/GCE"O" Level or
equivalent examination and must include:
(i) English Language (CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency Grade 1, 11 or Ill. Applicants with the required
number of subjects who do not possess English Language
maybe asked to take a qualifying examination in English set
by the University.
(ii) Pure Mathematics or Additional
Mathematics (GCE) or Maths CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency Grades 1,11 I or Ill
(iii) Physics or Physics with Chemistrv (GCE)
or Chemistry or Integrated Science (CXC/CSEC'General
Proficiency Grade I or ll)
(a) Applicants with Integrated Science Double
Award grades I and II, before June 1998/Grade III after June
1998 will be considered as two Science subjects.
(b) Applicants who do not have the required
Science/Maths subjects but who have
five (5) GCE/CXC/CSEC subjects at the acceptable
grade may apply for admission
to the University.
Such applicants will normally be required to complete
successfully Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or Physics at the
University during the period July August prior to admission.
Each applicant will be considered on his/her own merit by the
Faculty Admissions Committee.
(c) For the Diploma in Technology
(Architecture), a science subject as stated in (iii) above is not a
requirement but is desirable.
(d) Applicants with qualifications in Building
Technology, Metals, Electricity. Electronics and Information
Technology and Woo " wi -e--- .J
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to successfully complete Chemistry and /or Physics at the
University o fGuyana during July August prior to admission.
2. The Guyana Technical Education
Examination (G.T.E.E.) Technicians Certificate Part I and II.
or equivalent in any of the following, is also considered:
(a) Electrical Techriicians' Course
(b) Telecommunication Technicians' Course
C0 Mechanical Engineering Technicians' Coiurse
(d) Building and Civil Construction and the Certificate
in Architectural Drawing (for applicants to the Dept. of
3. G.T.E.E. Diploma in Science (Physics)
4. G.T.E.E. Diploma in Science (Chemistry)
5. G.T.E.E. Technician Diploma (Electrical, Building and
Civil. Mechanical).
Anyone desirous of obtaining clarification or further
information may contact the Admissions Division. Tel
(592)-222-6006, txt. 2233 or Fax (592) 222-3596




(A) Bachelor Degree in Agriculture:

(i) The basic University requirement which must
include passes in any two of the following subjects:
Additional Mathematics, Agriculture Science (Double
Award), Biology, Chemistry. Integrated Science (Double
Award), Physics.
(ii) The Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School
(iii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University of
Guyana (GPA 1.8) or its equivalent.

(iv) The Diploma inAnimal Health from REPAHA.
Applicants may opt to read for:
(a) General B.Sc. Degree inAgriculture
(b) B.Sc. Degree inAnimal ScIence
(c) B.Sc. Degree in Crop Science
(d) B.Sc. Degree in Soil Science
Options in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
For each optional area of study, applicants must possess five
subjects at CXC/CSEC General ProficiencviGCE 'O' Level at
NO MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS which must include
English Language and Mathematics. In addition, persons
applying to pursue Biology, Chemistry or Physics must also
possess the major subject area among the five (5) CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency/ GCE '0' Level-AND one (1) other
science subject.
For the Diploma in Computer Science, applicants must
possess five (5) subjects at CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency/GCE '0' Level at not more than two sittings
which must include English Language and Mathematics.
(a) Bachelor in Education for graduates in the Certificate
in Education, Berbice Campus
(b) BA (English) for Diploma in Art and General Studies
(Berbice Campus).

(c) Diploma in General Studies (English or History

Five subjects at CXC/CSEC General/GCE '0' level which
must include English Language.
(d) Certificate in Education
Trained Teachers' Certificate with specialisation in the
relevant subject arealprogramme (eg. Nursery, Primary.
Qualification which the Faculty may consider equivalent to
CXC/CSEC/GCE/Trained Teachers' Certificate.
(i) Classes are normally held in the afternoon from
Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday.
(ii) The option in Administration and Teaching is
intended for applicants who hold administrative positions in
Nursery, Primary, Secondary or other training institutions.

Nursery Education, Primary Education, Administration and
Teaching, Business Education. English, Geography, History,
Mathematics, Social Studies.

(3) DVISION a nt for
Diplomates in Public Management, UGBC.
(b) The Division offers a Diploma in Accountancy and
Marketing. Applicants must possess a minimum of five
subjects at CXiC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE '0' Level at
not more than TWO SITTINGS and must include English
Language and Mathematics.
Two subjects at CXCiCSEC General Proficiency/GCE '0'
Level together with a Trained Teachers' CertificateiOrdinary
Diploma in Commerce (GTI)/One Year Certificate in
Accountancy from GTI is also accepted for entry to the
Diploma in Accountancy.
(iii) For the Diploma in Public Management and Social
Work. applicants must possess a minimum of five subjects at
CXC/CSEC General ProficiencyiGCE 'O' Level at not more
than TWO SITTINGS which must include English
Applicants with one of the City Guilds Technician Certificates
Part I or a Trained Teachers' Certificate will also be considered
lor admission to the Diploma in Social Work. Applicants with
the One Year Industrial Relations and Management (IDCE)
will also be considered for admission to the Diploma in Public
NOTE : Persons who possess the previously accepted
qualifications may also apply but those persons will be
required to take the University's Entrance Examination.
referred to earlier in this advertisement.

For further information please call
telephone numbers 337-2298 or 2277.

Bernice Williams-Bovell
Assistant Registrar
Admissions Division
Office of the Registrar

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I will be 60 years old next month but I do not
know how to claim for Old Age Benefit. Can
you advise me?

A claim for Old Age Benefit must be made by
completing Form AOB1-Claim for Old Age
Benefit, which can be uplifted from the nearest
Local Office. This Form must be completed and
signed before returning it to the office, along
with your Birth Certificate, NIS Card, National
Identification Card and any other document,
such as a Deed Poll or Affidavit of Identity to
support your name.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
c/o Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Email: pr_nis@solutions2000.net
Email: webmaster@nis.org.gy
Website: www.nis.org.gy

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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-offive (5) years.

1. TrevorCalder -,
2. Richard Calder
3. Steve Caesar
4. Romel-Hamilton
5. DenzilfTappin
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



ARIES -- The connection you've got cooking' with someone else is getting
more complicated right now, and today you might want to step back and: lool
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
person has a few opportunistic tendencies and other negative qualities 'tha
could become an issue later. No one is perfect, including them -- and yoi
need to realize that.
TAURUS -- If you want to have a unique day, all you need to do is take
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 wi;
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 wit
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 toda'
You see, there is a tremendous amount of value to be gained when you L
least attempt things. You can't always be successful at everything on the firm
go, but you can always try again. It's time for you to reacquaint yourself witi
the scrappier side of your personality -- the part of you that says 'I'll neve
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 yoi
down recently, but there is more to the story than you realize. You'll get on,.
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 othe
people react.
LEO -- Sure, you know that you are supposed to look before you leap, bu
do not forget that you also need to listen before you leap! Take in all th:
instructions that are given before you act today. If you just plow full stean
ahead without making sure you understand everything you're supposed t(
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
moment to reach up and pat yourself on the back! It took you a lot of harn
work to get to where you are right now, and you should enjoy all the fruits o!
your labor. Take yourself out for a nice meal, and invite someone along who'-
also been having a great month. The twd of you can have your own mutua
appreciation society and enjoy feeling proud without having to worry abou
coming off as too cocky.
LIBRA -- The limits and restrictions you have put on yourself recently are n<
longer useful for your life right now. Whether you put yourself on a tighte
budget, a new diet, or some other type of strict regime, today the universe
gives you permission to go off the plan for just a day. Step out and do wh;
you want to do today -- take advantage of a great bargain, a wonderful dil
ner invitation, or some other opportunity that is just too good for you to pa&
SCORPIO -- Your ideas are large and impressive right now -- perhaps eve
too big for other people to understand! So if you want your ideas to I
adopted, you will. definitely have to simplify them so people can wrap the
heads around what you're saying. Show then what you see. Think about yo
audience -- what is most important to them? Focus on that, and show their
how they can get what they want out of your plan, too. You have a lot
great sales skills that you don't always use.:
SAGITTARIUS -' There is a very simple solution to your complex financi
problem -- stop spending money for a while! Try to think more like a .fisc.
conservative and hold on to your wallet like it's your lifeline. Your already'
complicated relationship with money is getting more and more complex --
only because you are succumbing to trends' and peer pressure too much. TI
bottom line is still the same: Don't spend more than you have, and save. mo; :
than you need.
CAPRICORN -- Displaying too much aggression will do you more harm than
good,right now, sotry hard to play nice especially with, the people. who
just love pushing your buttons! Focus on breathing through the frdstiation
and looking on the brighter side of things. There are many positive thingss 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 a skill you should rely
on heavily today.
AQUARIUS -- If something confusing is starting to build between yopu and
another person, don't try and fight it today Even if you know this .iditefi-
nitely not what youi want,, one more day of experiencing it won't hlan)-
body. Try this new thing on for size -- not t6 see if it fits, but to see you
don't like the way it feels. This is a wondeitful opportunity for you,".*gure
out what you don't want your life to be, and how you can avoid lt t get
that way. ." ', i
PISCES -- You are going to get a lot of positive attention very soto.-- 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 goiintoday,
you're sure to win any type of popularity contest or election in a lanidslide!
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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Hello students,
Do come in. Let's look at English Language usage
today. Most students are under the impression that En-
glish Language usage refers only. to grammar. Let's see
what it really is about. Be committed to learning some-
thing hew each Sunday! 'Bye.

Grammar and Usage
Grammar is not tlh same as usage. Simply put,
grammar is concerned with description; and usage is
concerned with an overall choice.
To tell a wee bit of what grammar is, let's look at
the verb sing. Sing is an irregular verb. It has many
forms: Singular: sings; Plural: sing; Past: sang;
Participle: singing; and Past Participle: sung.
Usage is about the uniform practice of using words,
sounds, and grammatical forms in a language. It deals
with particular choices how language is used to say
what. needs to be said.

Indulging in bad grammar and usage makes you a
party to producing substandard English. Tighten up your
writing skills quickly and graduate to the position of a
Standard English user.

Let's have a tiny view of Substandard and Standard
English juxtaposed.

Substandard: He didn't make no apology.
Standard: He didn't make any apology.
Substandard: Simon cooked the egg good.
Standard: Simon cooked the egg well.
Substandard: They was properly rewarded.
Standard: They were properly rewarded.
Substandard: Her and me will plait the children's hair.
Standard: She and I will plait the children's hair.
Substandard: Some of the:cakes are finish.
Standard: Some of the cakes are finished.-

Remember that usage is a choice of a particular
form. *
The five sentences above that are labeled Substan-
dard tell of five disorders. Let's look at the listing in
this order .'
1) the double-negative .
2) adjective-adverb confusion
3) subject -verb disagreement
4) incorrect choice of pronoun
5) incorrect choice of verb form

-, .Look the list over twice and try to note the inapprom-
Spriate word choice each time. Go on to iote the ap-:
propriate choices which are labeled Standard

Practice and Mastery
The usage in each of the following sentences is gen-
erally accepted as standard.
Write the standard form for each sentence. Tell
what source each sentence is illustrating.
1. The ponies was driven too much at the local
church fair.
2) Sunita didn't sing too good at the night club.

3) This information is just for you and I.
4) This chiming clock hasn't got no recharging bat-
5) She must have pull the wrong string.
6) Jerry peeped through the keyhole and declared
he didn't see nothing.
7) Sammy didn't make no attempt to rectify the sore
8) Joan were waiting for her mid-term Spanish
9) We droved past your house twice last night.
10) The accidents was the fault of the new vehicle
11) The preacher and me took charge of the bever-
age stall at last Saturday's fair.

The Double Negative
The double negative has no place in Standard En-
glish usage. Students who are properly practising what
they have been taught as standard usage never use the
negative twice. They know also that the double nega-
tive occurs in a variety of forms. They can determine
when they have broken a rule.
Here are occasions when the double negative sneaks
in upon the user:
She doesn't eat no ice-cream made with egg.
Shevonne can't do nothing right in mathematics.
They haven't seen no red ball.
Nobody never speaks about mothers like that!
I've never earned no trophies no matter how hard I
. worked. .
There aren't none over there .
We didn't have but a.few minutes.

There are varied forms of the negative signal, which
1) Negative contractions: didn't, can't, aren't, haven't,.
and please supply the others.
2) Negative words: no, nothing, nobody, never, none,
and sometimes but.

The Adjective-Adverb Confusic
Adverbs ordinarily modify verbs
other adverbs. Adjectives, not adverbs
tion as the complement after a lnking
Here are some slips in the adjectii

Joan baked her pudding good.
Jason spoke polite.
The bouquets smell sweetly.
She felt badly.
These are what the correct Asage s
Joan baked her pudding well.
Jason spoke politely.
The bouquets smell sweet.
She felt bad.
It is good to note here that in the fir
a standard adverb form functions as a
In the last two sentences, a si
form functions as a linking-verb.comp
(To be continued next week)

The Passage
Sophie sat at her desk in her roor

I'm afraid you've got a bad
egg, Mr. Jones.
Oh, no, no, my Lord, I
assure you! Parts of it are
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her life. Last year her mother had left, leaving Sophie
alone with her father. Their family problems had in-
tensified over the years with her father's drinking, her
mother's irrational behaviour, and Sophie's poor perfor-
mance in school. Eventually Sophie stopped seeing her
friends, replacing busy afternoons with swimming prac-
tice and telephone calls with solitude. The only thing
that seemed to matter any more was her orchids. She
poured into them all of her love; since she was,unable
to share it with anyone else. They served as a barrier,
protecting Sophie from her family problems, her
teacher's questions, and her own fear of being vulner-

Sophie broke out of her daze and drifted back into
the present. A feeling of frustration flooded over her.
Was she another crack-up like her parents? How did
other people resolve their problems? All that her fam-
ily had tried usually failed. Still, there was nothing she
could do. Her parents were the ones with the -prob-
lems. They caused all the agony, leaving her only one
place to hide in her room with her orchids. How could
she accept responsibility for a life that was already rua
ined by others? As for self-respect, the only pride she:
had was in her plants..

About thestory This is a story abbt.responsibil-
ity. Read it over and over until it makes sense in your
own personal life. Invite a ood friend and study nart-

ner to read it also. You will both see that for character
,a. ..j:v, a-n building there is the need for willingness to accept the
, aWectives, anda 7.
responsibility for one's own life, which is the source from
O yl Ywhich self-respect springs.
verlb. '. - .. -: :. ,. :
ve-adverb conf- questions
S hat mae(s) you sure that the-story is one of
S....... responsibility? Poiint out what convince(s) you that

2. Around which character does the story revolve?
'. Has your life ever been put on hold because of
should : family troubles?: How differently would you handle that
situation today? Tell the answer to a friend and study
'partner.,' .' .

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rst two sentences,
verb modifier.,
standard adjective

n, -thinking about

e* rsoinai i i te1 t hl nave you reau aU t it UI lia
deepened yourreactions? Is it a passage, a short story
a poem, a novel? Search yourself and come up with
fair answer. Resolve to acquire more skills to deep
your writing skills to portray character. Try improving
your relationship with good works of fiction the furn
niest, the saddest, the most interesting or surprising thing
or something with which you strongly disagree,

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CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Xuefen Su
and Gouxiong Zhu, who exchanged marriage
vows last Saturday. Best wishes from Neil,
Margaret, Natasha and all of your other friends in

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out to Ptricia and Derick Nakhul of Line Path A,
Corriverton, Corentyne, Berbice. Greetings are
coming from your loving parents Jerry and
Sherene of Blcak Bush Polder, Sandra and Gomes
Line Path, only sister Natasha, and Brother-in-law
Rakesh, and other relatives and friends, including
Mark from the Guyana Chronicle.

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okery Corner

Welcome to the 486'" edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

I Pat it hckni inepleJic

to/ C(ihampion 'ixata Twvist's or ( reie .
I lb bIoi less. skinless chicken breasts, cooked
1.8 isp Cayenne pepper
I medium bunch se.isoning cut into diagonals
1':, cups pineappleijuice
I ',i, d ,..i fresh ginger
I tbsp honey
I lbsp lemon juice
I tbsp butler or margarine
I tbsp chopped cilantro
I can mandarin oranges
Each serving provides: 382 calories / 39g
protein/36.2g, carbohydrate / 8. 5gfit/ 96.4,itg
cholesterol / 11'4mn sodium / calories from fit
16% :

Pr'hclLeil x% oven It 3x50 I I I. iBrushl chicken l Ih oil
aid season within cayenne pcppler. kakc in]il
cooked through, about 30 minutesC,. )Duin. lite
last 2 to 3 minutes. place the scallions in the pun.
Remove, from ox cn, cool slightly nid cul the
chicken .into bite-sized pieces.' Reservo the
scallions. Prepare past according to package
While pasta is cooking combine pineapple
juice, ginger and honey in a small saucepan.
fBring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook
until reduced by half. about 20 minutes. Add
lemon juice. Remove from heat and whisk in the
butter or margarine. Toss together the pasta.
chicken, scallions. mandarin oranges and sauce.
:Garnish withcilantio and serve, Serves4. *

* No experience needed

* Must be able-bodied

* Must be available to work shift

* Transportation provided

Apply in person with written application to:

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Saturday 12th January, 2008 at 13:00hrs (1:00pm)

Patentia Masjid Compound

Sunday 13th January, 2008'at 10:O0hrs (40,00am)

Teacher Farouk Baksh residence

35 North Section, Cano #2 at 13:00hrs (1:00pm)

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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chip coolki ,ula n 'ol l .;ii'i TellII .1 ,iiinc of
difcl rencc. lh .i arc >tl' ii the t middic ilt\ i xd ,l
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I cup Iloir1
tsp. 1lamlpionti Blaiiig Powder
I 4 tsp. sail
'i cup miniature chocolate chips (mus use to cut
tihe tat)
Nutrition (per cookie): Cal: 75 / Fat: 2 /
Carbs: 14g

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sugars, I-. u g.lrie. 'vanilI and egg \N, hbite. Stir in
lolui. bakin' sodi and salt. Stilr I chCoeolate
chips. I)rop idollohl byx IIMII ; iL roIulcd icipooin
Sabiout 2 inclics e :ip:.'l iin iitn-.grl'cislcd cookie
sheet x(Yiou cAiii aio use an lir bake cookie ,heet
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Tip;: o -ci soil centered cookieC.. don't over
hake. Afiter you take cookies out ofthlc oven they
still continue to hobkcon tle cookie sheet for.
a' boil I -2 minutes.I al vays take my cookies out .
xx hen the middle ofthe cookie is almost done but,
nol completely, ihis all)o s the middle to fall and
slay soft.

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14th Annual

Stat Screen

Awards -

Winners List

The Nokia 14tit star Screen Awards were an-
nounced at a sparkling ceremony on Thursday
attlumbai. -

Winners List:

Best Actor--------------- -------------------
Shah Rukh Khan (Chak De India)

Best Actress --------------------------------------
Kareena Kapoor ,(Jab We Met)

Best Film ------------------------------------------------
Chak De! India

Best Director-*-'------------------
Shimit Amin (Chak De! India) and Aamir Khan.
(Taare Zameen Par)

Best Music---------------------------------------AR
Rahman (Guru)

Best Supporting Actor----- -------------
Aamir Khan (Taalre Zameen Par)

Best Supporting Actress---- ------------
Chak De India girls

Best Child Artiste------- --------------
Darsheel Safary (Taare Zameen Par) .

Best Choreographer----------------- ----------
Farah Khan (Om Shanti Om)

Best Singer Male--------------------------
Soham Inn Dino Life in A... Metro :

Best Female Singer---------------------------------
Shreya Ghoshal Barso Re Megha Guru

Best Story and Screenplay---------------------
Amole Gupte (Taare Zameen Par)

Best Pair of the year-------------------
Shah Rukh Khan-peepika Padukone'

Lifetime Achievement Award ------
Manoj Kumar

Best Lyricist------------------------------
Prasoon Joshi Maa Taare Zameen Par

Best Newcomer Male-----------------------------
Ranbir Kapoor (Saawariya)

Best Newcomer Female-------------------------
Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om)

Best Negative Actor------------------------------
Pankaj Kapur The Blue Umbrella

Best Screenplay-----------------------------------
Anurag Basu (Life... In A Metro)

Best Dialogue- ---------------------- Amol
Gupte (Taare Zameen Par)

Best Comedian--------- --------------
Irfaan Khan (Life... In A Metro)

Critics Award for Best Actress---------Tabu
(Cheeni Kum) (IndiaGlitz)

THE Nokia 14th star Screen Awards were announced at a spar-
kling ceremony 4n Thursday at Mumbai. The inspiring Chak
De India was declared the best film of the year while Kareena
Kapoor won the Best Actress Award for the film "Jab We Met".
AR Rahman wop the Best Music Director Award for Mani
Ratnam's Guru.
Taare Zameen Par proved to
be a dream debut for Aamir Khan

as the film bagged six main awards including the Best Director
(Aamir Khan) ,Best Child Actor (Darsheel), Best Story (Amol
Gupte), Best Lyricist
(Prasoon Joshi), Best Sup-
porting Actor (Aamir Khan i
and Best Dialogue.
However, Chak De India
too hogged the limelight b.
winning 3 awards- the Best
Film Award, the Best Actor
Award (Shah Rukh Khan)
and the Best Director's
Award (Shimit Amin ). The
Best Director Award ias
shared between Shimit
Amin and Aamir Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan and
Deepika Padukone won the
honor of Best Pair while Deepika was also adjudged the Best
Newcomer (Female). Ranbir Kapoor won the Best N wcomer
(Male) Award. Life in a Metro begged two awards 'the Best
Comedian Award (Irfan Khan) and the Best Screenplay Award
(Anurag Basu).
For his great contribution to the Hindi cinema Manoj Kumar
was honored with the Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award. The
Award for Best Negative Role went to Pankaj Kapoor while Chak
De girls shared the laurel for Best Supporting Role (female).
The best female playback singer award went to Shreya
Ghosal for "Guru" while Soham won the Best Male Playback
Singer Award for the film Life in a Metro. (IndiaGlitz)

Golden Globes a bust for

everyone in Hollywood

By Ray Richmond and
Steven ZeitchikFri Jan 11,
3:42 AM ET

Here is the cold, hard reality of
the 65th annual Golden Globe
/ Awards that will be handed out
Sunday at the B verly Hilton:
A lot of people are going to lose
a lot of money. I
The HollyWood writers
strike forced organizers to can-
cel the usual boozy three-hour
ceremony, and replace it with a
low-wattage one-hour newscast.
NBC could be forced to re-
turn $10 million-$15 million to
advertisers, and the Hollywood
Foreign Press AsSn. will pocket
a license fee much less than its
usual $5 million check, Fashion
designers, party planners, cater-
ers and limo drivers, will also be
take a hit.
Then there's the
unquantifiable effect on the stu-
Several movies that most
needed the Globes will feel the
pinch. Such heavily nominated
films as "Atonement" and
"Sweeney Todd" have done re-
spectable but not blowout do-
mestic numbers -- $19 million
and $39 million, respectively --
and if history is any predictor.

they would have seen a spike
after their clips and stars got
Globes airtime. Ditto for "There
Will Be Blood," which is just
beginning to widen.
Lauded performers who
wouldn't normally be high on
awards season or entertainment
media radars such as Casey
Affleck ("The Assassination of
Jesse James by the Coward
Robert Foid") and Marion
Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose")
could have seen career boosts
from red-carpet exposure.

A number of possibilities,
including the total cancellation
of NBC's telecast or a post-
ponement of the show and cer-
emony, had been considered be-
fore the hybrid gambit, with a
frantic set of negotiations among
the four interested parties
(NBC, the HFPA, the Writers
Guild of America and telecast
producer Dick Clark Prods.)
nearly leading to an agreement
in the days leading up to the
In the end, the guild said no,
and NBC said it would go ahead
* with a minimal telecast
reimagined as a news division
program in the hope that it could

generate at least respectable
viewership and pacify advertis-
ers. Late in the week, the
network's Los Angeles outpost
KNBC said it would telecast the
East Coast feed at 6 p.m. PST
(which is the actual time the
event takes place); there's no
need to delay a show for
primetime if there really isn't a
show to speak of.
Whether the scaled-back
telecast will generate anything
more than token, interest in what
is annually one of the more an-
ticipated events on the Holly-
wood awards calendar is unclear.
Given the sorry ratings of the
People's Choice Awards earlier
in the week on CBS, the out-
look does not look bright.
Yet for all that pessimism,
winners will be named Sunday
and Globes will be handed out,
facts that the drama (or meta-
dramna) around the show
shouldn't entirely obscure.
The Globe nominations,
announced December 13, came
complete this year with the
usual assortment of surprises
courtesy of an association that
relishes the opportunity to keep:
the town guessing.
On the feature film side,
Sean Penn's "Into the Wild"

(Paramount Vantage) got
snubbed in all but the original
score and song categories, as did
the hits "Kriocked Up" (Univer-
sal) and "Superbad" (Sony)
among the comedy nominees.
The movie nominees also
were, well, steeped in blood:
Not only is that the title of one
of the seven (seven!) nominees
in the drama category, even a
musical -- DreamWorks/
Paramount's "Sweeney Todd" -
- is serving up buckets of it.
Considering that and "There
Will Be Blood" (Paramount
Vantage), the Coen brothers'
criminal saga "No Copntry for
Old Men" (Miramax), the Rus-
sian mobster flick "Eastern
Promises" (Focus) and "Ameri-
can Gangster" (Universal),
there's a violent strain to the
It also is a year marked by
decidedly unconventional fare in
the musical/comedy category,
including the stage-inspired.
mayhem of Tim Burton's1
"Sweeney Todd," the cult hit
"Across the Universe" (Sony),
the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts
seriocomic effort "Charlie
Wilson's War" (Universal), the
kitschy 1960s homage
"Hlairspray" (New Line) and the
wry teen-pregnancy saga
"Juno" (Fox Searchlight).
As for television, the
Globes cited 22.different cable
projects while commercial
broadcast found only 13 pro-
gramnsreceiving nominations.
(Reuters/Hollywood Re-