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 20, 2008
Publication Date: 1975-
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Persaud reports 2007

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WE note with interest the
recent statement by
President Bharrat Jagdeo of

Guyana in which he observed
that the Caribbean stands to
gain little from the Economic

Partnership Agreement
just signed with Eu
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(EPA) agreement was concluded
rope. against the backdrop of a
t the threat that tariffs would be
imposed on Caribbean
exports of sugar, bananas and
manufactured goods to the
European community as of
January. 1st 2008 if the
region did not meet the
timeline of December 31,
S_ 2007 the date.when the
Cotonou Agreement was set
to expire. HIe suggested that
the shift from the principle
of preferential trade to one of
reciprocity introduces a new
set of challenges that
the Caribbean is ill equipped
to face.
We welcome the candour
with which President Jagdeo
has now raised several issues
that have so far been over-
looked by 9ther government
leaders, officials and negotia-
tors in the public discussion
of the EPA,to the extent war-
ranted by the far-reaching
consequences of the legally
. and permanently binding ar-
K9 tidcles of the agreement. The
Caribbean public was not
kept fully abreast of
the serious implications of
uED| these important develop-
Sments, which will have far-
reaching implications on the
course of the region's eco-
nomic relations not only with
Europe but with all other
trading partners as they may
become a blueprint for future
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ernments and responsibh
ficials did not keep the I
lic better informed aboui
progress of the negotiate
and the 'bullying' and '
ken promises' by Europ
which the President
Guyana referred. We bel
that opportunities mu.
found to remedy this de
in the future, and that
situation calls for full dis
sure, for public explana
of the shortcomings as
as any anticipated benef
the EPA, and for open
ticipation in a discussion
its implications for
It is our understand
that the EPA is due t<
signed 'by CARIFOR
Ministers on March 15 ai
be provisionally applied
April 1. After that, Caribl
countries will be locked ii
all time to the provisior
this legally bin(
instrument. It will be'
difficult, and in all likelil
very costly, to amend the
after it comes into force.
are urgently proposing
more time and opportunil
provided for a full and pi
review of the EPA in o
that all its aspects
explained and undersi
and relevant objections

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, January 20, 2007 3

Persaud reports

2007 forest

at US$61.5


ows-In i [ oIe[t131f foreIstry gid'[line^in 2008' 1

THE Guyana Forestry Com-
mission (GFC), last year re-
corded total export earnings
at US$61.5M, Minister of Ag-
riculture, Mr. Robert Persaud,
announced yesterday, prom-
ising rigid enforcement of
forestry rules this year.
He said the 2007 earnings
represented a 3.25 percent in-
crease over 2006, when earnings
stood at US$59.5M.
Speaking at a press confer-
ture, he said the highest revenue
earner for 2007 was sawn wood
with US$21.86M, which repre-
sented sales of 43,825 Cubic
metres. This represented 35.56
percent of export earnings,
Persaud noted.
This was followed by logs
with US$20.85M (Volume:
57,097 Cubic metres) which
represented 33.91 percent of ex-
port earnings.
He further noted that ply-
wood export was US$8.88M,
from sales of 24, 317 cubic
metres, representing 14.44
percent of export earnings.
Other value added products
accounted for US$5M indicat-
ing a 17.4 percent increase over
2006, while export value in-
creased for sawn wood, round
wood, split wood, plywood and

other value added products such
as furniture, building compo-
nents, and moulding and pre
fabricated houses.
In addition, export volumes
increased for dressed sawn
wood, round wood, split wood
and plywood, whereas on the
other hand, export volumes de-
creased for logs and undressed
sawn wood.
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Persaud said that the GFC
has in the past made it explic-
itly clear to forest concession-
aires that it would be rigidly en-
forcing the GFC guidelines re-
quiring the submission of An-
nual Operational Plans, and a
100 % inventory of the blocks
to be harvested in the calendar
In the latter part of 2007,
a GFC audit found several
concessionaires guilty of har-
vesting blocks that were not
approved for harvesting by
the GFC.
The concessionaires in-
volved in these breach of pro-
cedures were : A Mazaharally
and Sons, Barakat Timbers
Limited, Barama Company
Limited, Caribbean Resources
Limited, Demerara Timbers

Limited, Guyana sawmills
Limited, Kurunduni Logging
and Development Company,
Nagasar Sawh Limited,
Vergenoegen Sawmills,
Willems Timber and Trading
Company ,and Wood Associ-
ated Industries Limited and
Ituni Small Loggers Associa-
The GFC has been in dis-
cussion with these companies
and total compensation to be
rnai fcr th1W hrppch__ in ac-
cordance with legally approved
procedures, is estimated to be
Last year the GFC issued
a total of 648 licences, 123
more than in 2006. These cov-
ered activities such as: saw-
mill, sawpit, permit to erect
sawmill, timber dealers, tim-
ber depot, timber path, char-
coal and firewood.
A UK based firm,
PROFOREST, was contracted
to develop a Legal Verification
System to assure buyers on as-
pects of legality and
sustainability of Guyana's for-
est products.
This system has already
been field tested and 17 persons
were trained to function as au-
ditors for the system.
A project has also

started under Interna-
tional Tropical Timber
Organisation (ITTO) to
enhance legality in forest
product harvesting and
trade in -Guyana. This
project will enhance the
chain of custody of timber
production and trade by
upgrading the current
manual log tracking sys-
tem through the use of
hand held scanners, and
rest tion connectivity
The Forest Products Mar-
keting Council (FPMC), in col-
laboration with the GFC, se-
cured funding (CDN $
100,000.00) to provide training

in saw doctoring and sawmilling
techniques for local operators
and technicians.
Promotion of lesser used
species was also an activity
that gained momentum in

The GFC and FPMC sent
15 targeted underutilised
species to the UK timber re-
search firm TRADA Technol-
ogy for testing as to their
suitability in end use appli-


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Millions mark Shi'ite ritual

in Iraq after clashes

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) -
Iraqi forces imposed tight se-
curity on the city of Kerbala
as 2.5 million pilgrims
marked the climax of a major
Shi'ite rite on Saturday, a day
after gunmen attacked wor-
shippers and police in other
southern cities.
Police said sporadic fighting
between security forces and gun-
men from a messianic Shi'ite cult
called the "Soldiers of Heaven"
had broken out again in the cit-
ic. of Basra and Nassiriya on
S uirday. There was no informa-
tion on casualties.
Nearly 70 people were
killed and more than 100
wounded in gunbattles on Friday
after gunmen from the cult
launched nearly simultaneous at-
tacks in the two cities.
In Kerbala, pilgrims thronged

the end of the 10-day Ashuira
ritual, in which Shi'ites mourn
the slaying over 13 centuries ago
of the Prophet Mohammad's
grandson Imam Hussein near the
holy city.
Among the pilgrims were
hundreds of men wearing white
robes, who marched through the
streets striking their heads with
swords to show their grief at the
killing of Imam Hussein.
Blood flowed down their
rob -,. Others beat their chests to
the sound of drums and religious
chants. Medics carrying first aid
kih walked through the crowd,
re in staunch head wounds.
inam Hussein's death in

Pilgrims gash themselves with knives as they attend the religious ceremony of Ashura
in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad January 19, 2008. Ashura, a 10-day-
long event commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Iman
Hussein in battle 1.300 years aao. (REUTERS/AtefiHassarn

680 entrenched the schism
between Shi'ite and Sunni
Muslims over whom they.
recognized as the successors

of Mohammed.
The split still sharply di-
vides Iraq, with tens of thou-
sands killed in sectarian

fighting since the U.S.-led in-
vasion in 2003, although vio-
lence has dropped in recent
months. I

Spain says Islamists may have planned attack

MADRID (Reuters) Is-
lamic radicals may have
been planning an attack in
Barcelona, Spain's Interior
Minister Alfredo Perez
Rubalcaba said, after police
found explosive materials
and arrested those accused
of involvement early on Sat-
Rubalcaba told a news con-

ference civil guard police found
bomb-making materials during raids
on five addresses and arrested 12
Pakistanis and two Indians after re-
ceiving information from its own
and other European intelligence
agencies in recent days.
Rubalcaba said Saturday's
raids were distinct from a num-
ber of operations against Islamic
militants in recent years which
were largely against groups that
sought to finance radical groups
or recruit members to fight.
"Here we are looking at
something different: a well-orga-
nized group who were going be-
yond ideological radicalism to

acquiring materials to make ex-
plosives and therefore eventu-
ally to carry out violent attacks,"
he said.
He said a range of bomb-mak-
ing materials had been found includ-
ing four timers. Computers were
also seized in the raid which took
place at 00.30 a.m.(6:30 p.m. EDT.)
Spain's Interior Ministry
regards Islamic militants, rather
than armed Basque separatists
ETA, as Spain's greatest security
threat and has significantly
beefed up surveillance of
mosques and employed more
Arabic translators in the last four

Wrd High!ights

Kenya's opposition

says to resume

NAIROBI (Reuters) Kenya's opposition on Saturday said
it would resume protests next week over a disputed elec-
tion, just having finished three days of demonstrations in
which at least 23 died. The decision came as a reversal
after opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday said his
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) would take its fight
off the streets and use other channels, including talks
with African leaders and economic boycotts. About 650
people have been killed since President Mwai Kibaki won
a disputed December 27 election, mostly in police action
against banned protests and attacks on tribes seen as back-
ing him. Human rights groups have decried both types of

Pakistani police say

avert bomb, cyanide

KARACHI (Reuters) Pakistani police said on Saturday
"afw"nII-fCK nl'teMuslim processions with
cyanide and suicide bombs. The arrests late on Friday in
the southern city of Karachi came as minority Shi'ite
Muslims across Pakistan gathered for religious com-
memorations that have in recent years drawn attacks from
Sunni Muslim militants.


party forms new

Thai coalition

BANGKOK (Reuters) Thailand's People Power Party
(PPP), backed by ousted Prime Minister Thaksin
Shinawatra, won support of five small allies on Saturday
to lead a coalition government emerging after a Decem-
ber 23 general election. The PPP-led coalition, announced
one day after the Supreme Court cleared the party of
charges of poll irregularities, paved the way for its pug-
nacious leader, Sumak Sundaravej, to become prime min-
ister at the age of 72. Its success is expected to speed up
Thaksin's return from exile, mostly in London, 16 months
after he lost power in a peaceful military coup.

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Cuba and Venezuela sign new

cooperation agreements

CARACAS-- The Venezuela-Cuba relationship has been
the driving force for Latin American integration, said
Martha Lomas, minister of foreign investment and eco-
nomic cooperation, speaking Friday at the signing cer-
emony for the 8th Joint Commission of the Integrated
Cooperation Agreement between the two countries.
The Cuban leader indicated that the event was not just
about signing documents, but rather served to guide the coun-
tries along the path of accomplishment, emphasizing the ex-
tent of cooperation, which now includes practically all socio-

Ministers Rafael Ramirez for Venezuela and Martha
Lomas for Cuba were responsible for the signing of

economic spheres, in particular in various branches of health
care, education, sports, energy and agriculture.
In a statement to the press, Minister Lomas reported that,
as part of the growing exchange, 26 joint enterprises have been
created and another 10 are in the final stages of negotiation.
On this occasion, 76 projects were presented, mostly re-
lated to the sugar agribusiness and its derivatives, represent-
ing an amount in excess of $1. 355 billion, to be administered
by 18 Venezuelan and 21 Cubans ministries with the partici-
pation of more than 60 responsible institutions in the two coun-
People's Power Minister of Energy and Oil and president
of PDVSA, Rafael Ramirez, who signed the document for the
Bolivaian Republic, emphasized the maturity and consistency
of the Joint Commission's work and defined the Cuban-Ven-
ezuelan interchange as "cooperation among revolutionaries."
Also attending the ceremony were Germin Sanchez
Otero, Cuban ambassador in Caracas, and Ammar Jabour,
coordinator of the Cuba-Venezuela agreement, along with
other officials from both countries.



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Manning, Warner fight for last say

o hi -ol a o i sei

war of words broke out be-
tween Prime Minister
Patrick Manning and
Chaguanas West MP Jack
Warner, both men fighting
to have the last say, during
Friday's Parliament sitting
at the Red House, Port of
Warner gave the Govern-
ment a verbal licking in his
maiden speech, during his
contribution to the Finance
(Supplementary Appropria-
tion) Bill.
He said the legacy of
Manning was wild spending,
in comparison to the legacy
left by former Prime Minis-
ters Dr Eric Williams and
George Chambers, of educa-
tion and thrift respectively.
Warner said this was a
country rich in wealth and yet
there were pressing problems
such as high food prices, pov-
erty, crime, lack of water, in-
flation, poor infrastructure
and an overburdened judicial
"With all this money we
have, people don't smile here
anymore, there is no love in
the country anymore," he
Warner also questioned
why the Embassy in
Johannesburg was not yet
completed, and why the Am-
bassador was housed at a ho-
He then proceeded to give
Manning some advice, saying,
"I ask you today to run this
present Government as
though it is your first and
therefore you are out to im-

Manning then commended

Barendra Sinanan.
Manning then proceeded

Up in arms: Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner reacts
before National Security Minister Martin Joseph's
contribution at yesterday's sitting of the Lower House. At
right is Siparia MP Kamla Persad-Bissessar. (Photo:

Warner on his maiden speech, but
pointed out that he had made the
mistake of diverting from the bill.
He said Warner's attack on the
former prime ministers, in particu-
lar Chambers, brought him to his
Warner accused Manning of
misquoting him and misunder-
standing him.
"I did not get the impression
that he (Warner) belittled
anybody...maybe he (Manning) in-
terpreted something differently,"
interjected House Speaker

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to go into a lengthy justifica-
tion of the economy's boom
and told Warner that he
should get his facts straight

before he speaks.
"I'm not concerned with
legacy... when I demit office the
historian will decide what I did
and what I didn't do," Manning
He lashed out that the
United National Congress gov-
ernment, under former Finance
Minister Brian Kuei Tung, who
he said made moves that
plunged the economy in jeop-
ardy, before the People's Na-
tional Movement was able to fix
Manning also went on to
justify the planned smelter
plants, saying that seven experts
have said there is no harm by its
After Manning's contribu-
tion, Warner tried to get the last
word on a point of order to ex-
plain himself.
However, Sinanan advised
Warner that he could not do this,
and he should have made clari-
fications when Manning was
Sinanan then surprisingly
said he would allow Warner to
proceed in this case.
However, Manning shot to
his feet and said if Warner was
given a chance to explain, then
he too should be given a chance
to make any explanations as
Sinanan was thus forced
to refuse Warner from speak-
ing further.

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THE CURRENT spat between the Guyana Press Asso-
ciation (GPA) and the Government Information Agency
(GINA) is quite unfortunate and should not be inflated
into an issue of press freedom-which it is NOT-nor
be used to hurl personal insults.
From media reports attributed to the sparring par-
ties, it would seem that errors of judgement have been
made by GINA and the GPA. There should, therefore, be
restraint against going for an overkill in preference for
cooling of tempers and mature reflection.
At the root of the controversy lies the contention by
the GPA that, contrary to a "media advisory" from GINA to
provide photographic coverage of the 2008 Annual Of-
ficers Conference of the Guyana Defence Force and the
opening address of its Commander-in-Chief, President
Bharrat Jagdeo, media representatives were subse-
quently informed by the GDF's Public Relations Officer
that only photographic coverage would be permitted of
the President posing with his officers.
In its angry response, the GPA may have fallen into
what GINA has treated as the association's familiar pos-
turing with "vitriolic remarks", consistent with "a gratu-
itous, malevolent and derisive attitude towards the Com-
mander-in-Chief and the High Commanders of the Se-
curity Forces (army and police)...."
Basically, the GPA felt that the media should have
been permitted to cover at least the first session of the
GDF conference with the interaction between the Head
of State and Commander-in-Chief and the members of
the army assembled for the event.
However desirable such coverage may be from the
media's perspective, based on a concept of the public's
right to know, there are NO known examples in the Car-
ibbean Community- for which this particular issue is
relevant-where the media have been permitted, as a
RIGHT, to cover an annual business conference of ei-
ther the national army or police service, beyond what they
were invited to do.
On this score, the GPA does not seem to have a valid
case. Evidently, there was a breakdown in communica-
tion between what GINA and the GDF public relations
arms expected of the media for the opening session.
The breakdown was unfortunate, but the GPA's re-
action was quite stunning enough to provoke a re-
sponse from GINA that was itself harsh. .
The emotional outbursts that followed with some
scathing remarks by both GINA and the GPA revealed,
in the process, how yawning is the mistrust that sepa-
rates them and with neither seemingly interested in en-
gaging in critical reappraisal of attitudes to improve re-
lations in the interest of the public they claim to serve.
It was as unusual for a state information agency to
engage in such a frontal attack on a local media

THE GPA has exposed its prejudice.

against the GDF while using 'press

freedom' as a red herring

Responding to the Guyana
Press Association's emo-
tional outburst is inevitable.
The GPA has lamented over
what it dubbed a violation of
press freedom by the Presi-
dent and the army, when the
press was prevented from cov-
ering the army's annual of-
ficers' conference. This lam-
entation was issued in the
Stabroek Newspaper dated
January 18, 20l08. But, while
the GPA has a right of opin-
ion, this writer dubs the
GPA's outburst as an expo-
sure of its prejudices against
the Guyana Defence Force.
Firstly, assuming the GPA's
report is "accurate" and
undistorted, neither the Presi-
dent nor the army should have
ousted the press especially
since they were invited to the
conference. However, it ap-
pears that neither the President
nor the army wanted anything
to do with the media at that
time. In fact, freedom of the

press and a right to coverage are
two separate concepts. An invi-
tation is not indicative of a right
of coverage.
Secondly, our tolerance for
poor reporting is nauseating and
as such it is time that we refuse
to accept the thrash fed to us by
the local media. Additionally, it
is not clear why the Guyana
Press Association seems bent on
implying that the army is yield-
ing to the Government's wishes.
It suggested that the army is op-
erating at the behest of the gov-
ernment. The army is a totally in-
dependent institution of state,
functioning independently of the
However, what is clear is
that the President is the Com-
mander-in-Chief and technically
the 'boss' of the army when it
relates to military matters, espe-
cially those regarding issues of
national defence and security.
This is the law and therefore it
is disgusting when the press at-
tempts to postulate that the

organisation, as it was for the GPA to have displayed, in
* the first place, the kind of intemperate behaviour follow-
ing the denial by journalists to cover the GDF conference
beyond taking photographs.
It is to be wondered what integrity, mandate and pro-
fessional level of representation could seriously justify the
GPA's surprising call to its "members and media houses"
to, as reported, "boycott all activities of the army while
seriously reviewing the coverage we (GPA members) pro-
vide to the Office of the President and other government
Unless speedily reviewed and clarified, the GPA may
come to realise the predicament it has unnecessarily cre-
ated for its membership by such a boycott declaration. It
should know that its members, whether engaged in
the private or state media, can carry out such a "boycott"
only at the risk to their own employment.
Their respective media enterprises themselves would
be under pressure to justify boycotting legitimate cover-
age of the Office of the President, the GDF, the Guyana
Police Force or "other government agencies", as called
for the GPA. This was clearly an ill-considered call, made
in anger and should be treated as such.
But then came the cry of the main opposition PNCR
that the "lockout of the media" from covering the GDF con-
ference, smacked of "dictatorship" on the part of the
Jagdeo administration, according to that party's execu-
tive member, Aubrey Norton.
Talking of "quantum leap", as earlier expressed by
GINA in responding to the GPA's statement on the media
being restricted to providing only photo coverage, the "dic-
tatorship" reaction from the PNCR's official was certainly
such a "leap".
The PNCR's record in the governance of this country
for 28 years should have a restraining influence on what
public statements it makes, particularly on matters per-
taining to press freedom and the functioning of state in-
stitutions and agencies.
In the particular incident, the GDF itself is well
placed, as one of the very vital institutions of this nation,
to make an objective assessment of what happened last
week over media coverage for the opening of its confer-
ence, as well as on the broader issue of the environment
in which it now functions in comparison to
the dread period of "party paramountcy".

army must have nothing to do
with the president or his
government. Assuming it was
the President's command that
the media be evicted, then he
must have had a valid reason
for doing so. The President has
that prerogative as Com-
mander-in-Chief. When the
President meets with the army
he does so as Commander-in-
Chief and functions as the
leader in capacities that the
constitution of Guyana al-
Further, assuming that it
may have been the army Chief
's decision to oust the media
as in being suggested by the
GPA, then there must have
also been a legitimate reason
for doing so. Whoever made
the decision, what is clear is
that the President, the army
and other institutions are tired
of the propaganda fed to the
populace by those that call
themselves "professional"
pressmen and presswomen.
The GPA also said that
this eviction would not be
taken lightly. Similarly, the
radical move by whoever pio-
neered the ejection must be
noted. However, even the
Guyana Press Association has
missed the lesson. Only re-
cently had the President ex-
pressed his disgust over an ar-
ticle published by Kaieteur
News which reported that the
President had appointed cer-
tain appellate judges when in
fact this was not the case.
Thus, the time is right to
reiterate that where there is
freedom and rights conferred,
there are also reciprocal obli-
gations imposed. Additionally,
while there is a need for free-
dom of the press, the citizenry
also has a right not to be fed
with misinformation and half-
It is true that the nation
needs to be enlightened about
the facts of events and issues,
but there is a dire need for
proper investigations by these
so-called media houses before
they publish their stories.
Speaking of investigation, did
the GPA seek to engage the
army or the Office of the Presi-
dent to ascertain why they
were ousted from the confer-
ence despite the invitations
The media plays a pivotal
role in shaping society's per-
ception of social and national
issues and therefore have much

more of a responsibility th;
is willing to practice. In fact,
too long the GPA has bi
riding on the back of "freed
of the press." It is high time t
people put their feet down
the stark nonsense that the i
dia practices. What we soi
times see on our television
in our newspapers is a laugh
attempt to practice .iournalis
Facts need to be reporter
facts, allegations
allegations and issues as isst
Present the reports and let
public decipher the truths
plausibility of the reports
stead of having reporters in
ence the public by their (
opinions. Moreover, the pi
should eschew blurring is,
by referring to other issues
tally beside the point. For
stance, where the GPA acci
the government and the arm
attempting to divert the at
tion away from torture alh
tions. It further accused
army of unprofessionalism.
However, if there is
unprofessionalism at all,
with the press. Perhaps v
the GPA should be doin
some serious introspection.
in case it has not made a res
tion this year, let it be one
boldness to engage in resin
sible reporting for what
worth in every aspect, irres
.tive of its political affiliation
biases; irrespective of its
sonal opinions and feelings
And for the public, it
always be borne in mind
there are at least two sid(
any story. Let us quit acce]
the garbage that the media s
times poke down our thro;
the name of journalism.
Moreover, silence is neve)
sent. If an organisation or an
vidual has delayed comment
responding on an issue, it ma)
well be that the propaganda s
about it is not worth the ei
spent on replying to the p
through the same media h,
who find joy in distorting tl
sponses made to suit their
agenda, be it political or other
But for now, let us
and see how the press w,
port on local military i.
now that it has vowed to
cott future military e,
and has in its emotive)
up exposed its preju'
against the army while r
on the back of "press


,U N D .. CH L, J.a'n; u r 2'. 20'.8 7,;
SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 20, 2008 7

Mr. Norton should

tell the truth
In a recent press conference, PNCR executive member, Mr.
Aubrey Norton, stated that in Guyana, VAT was the driving
force behind high food prices and not the worldwide increase
in food prices, on garlic, onions and milk.
Well, if this were not the case, then Mr. Norton should explain-
to his supporters and the rest of the Guyanese population the opin-
ions and sentiments of many of the Caribbean leaders. For example,
in his first address to the nation, Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce
Golding, appealed to the people of Jamaica to bear up in light of
sky rocketing prices of food and fuel caused by the international
Former Barbados' Minister of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and
Business Development Senator Lynette Eastmon, spoke of trying
to reduce the country's' high cost of living.
Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the
Grenadines, explained the rising food prices in the Region as being
due to bio-fuels produced from food crops, such as corn, and sugar
cane, created shortages in food supplies.
Also, Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago,
in his swearing-in ceremony, spoke of the impact of the world
economy on high inflation and food prices gripping his country,
and vowed a commitment to reduce the high food prices and con-
trol inflation.
And is Mr. Norton aware that garlic, onions, and milk are im-
ported into this country? And that these imports will directly feel
the wrath of the international market?
Mr. Norton, please tell Guyana, especially your support-
ers, the truth, instead of spreading distortions.


I hope this will

help Mr. Jackson

I wish to reply to Mr. Rashleigh Jackson's letter, published in
the Stabroek News of January 18, seeking an explanation on
the withholding of subventions to the Critchlow Labour Col-
I also wanted to understand the reason for the withholding, so
I decided to do some research on the government's position on the
matter and found that the Head of the Presidential Secretariat had
on December 14 spoken of the issue.
Dr Luncheon is on record as saying that the government's po-
sition had to do with the 'nature of the engagement with organised
labour'; and while it accepted the Guyana Trades Union Congress
as the chosen representative to deal with organised labour, the situ-
ation had changed with the manifestation of the Federation of Inde-
pendent Trade Unions of Guyana.
He indicated that everything was on hold until FITUG is
recognized as part of Government's engagement with organised
I hope this will help Mr. Jackson understand the situa-


The term 'Christian'

goes back to at least

64 A.D.
It is quite true that the authenticity of the "Testimonium
Flavianum" is disputed even today by eminent scholars and
the problem has not yet been conclusively resolved. Even if it
is a later interpolation and, therefore not genuine, with re-
gard to the origin of the word, ".Christian", we have other com-
pelling testimonies: Publius Cornelius Tacitus, perhaps the
greatest Roman historian, writes in ca.116 A.D., referring to the
Great Fire of Rome (64 A.D.): "Consequently, to get rid of the
report (the suspicion that he himself had started the fire), Nero
fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on
a class-hated for their abominations, called Christians by the
populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin,
suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at
the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilate...."
(Tacitus, Annals 15,44). Another Roman historian, Suetonius,
writing a little later, also mentions "Christians" being harmed
during this period by Nero, but there is no connection made
with the fire (Suetonius, Lives of Twelve Caesars, Life of Nero,
The above two passages by well accepted ancient Roman
historians, if authentic, seem to indicate that the term "Chris-
tian" goes back at least to the year 64 A.D., the year of
the Great Fire of Rome, barely 30 years after the death of

Mumbai, India

Let decency


Sometime in the early sev-
enties,'our now late father,
David Singh loaned a fam-
ily property located at 91
Smythe Street,
Georgetown, to the People's
National Congress (PNC ).
David Singh was a Minister
in the PNC government
from 1969 until 1973, when
he was appointed Guyana's
first Ambassador to the
People's Republic of China.
Following his sudden
death in 1978, our mother,
Thelma Singh continued to al-
low the PNC to occupy the
property. Her commitment to
the party was such that she
accepted an appointment to
serve that Government at the
Guyana High Commission in
London in 1979 and at the
Guyana Consulate in New
York until her career ended in
1993, very shortly after the
People's Progressive Party
took office.
A year ago we decided to
dispose of the property. With
the entire family living abroad
and without any immediate
plans to return to Guyana,
this seemed to be a cost-effec-

All must

look out




Part of the caption below
the photograph on the front
page of the Sunday
Chronicle Jan. 13, 2008
states that "The association
responsible for looking
into incidents of cruelty to
animals must take note".
I would like to say
that everyone should be
on the lookout for inci-
dents of cruelty to ani-
mals. Remember that
animals do not have a
voice. That is, they can-
not voice a complaint to
anyone or any
organisation. Remember
also, that the association
referred to is limited in
terms of what it can do.
As far as I know, it de-
pends on donations and
the work of its members.

R. A. Narine

tive alternative to keeping the
Property, which was subject
to rates and taxes that were,
ultimately, our retired
mother's responsibility.
The first step in the pro-
cess was to ensure that the
title was unencumbered by
any liens or things of that na-
ture. We determined that un-
paid rates and taxes were the
only impediment. Given the
substantial amount due, our
mother wrote to the, Mayor of
Georgetown, Mr. Hamilton
Green, on February 16, 2007,
requesting a waiver of the ac-
crued interest. She also
sought permission to settle the
balance in installments.
By September of 2007, in
the absence of any response,
she proffered a cheque to the
Mayor's office, as an initial
payment towards the rates
and taxes. An undated Gen-
eral Rate Demand Notice was
issued very shortly after-
wards, in the name of the
People's National Congress,
setting out the amounts owed

with a proposed payment sched-
ule and the cheque for G$300,000
was returned.
On October 12, 2007 our
mother wrote to the Mayor and
Deputy Mayor, seeking reconsid-
eration of her request for a reduc-
tion in the taxes. She also tele-
phoned Robert Corbin, Leader of
the PNC to ask, that they vacate
the premises, by the end of 2007,
in order to facilitate a subsequent
conveyance. In November of
2007, on Mr. Corbin's advice, she
sent a letter outlining her position
to Oscar Clarke, the General Sec-
retary of the PNC. In a letter
dated December 8, 2007, Mr.
Clarke advised that: "The Party's
records in relation to this prop-
erty clearly show that it was a gift
to the Party by your late husband
David Arthur
Singh........Notwithstanding the
above, the Party is not unmind-
ful of your representation and is
actively considering the matter. I
will be in touch with you again af-
ter the Central Executive Commit-
tee concludes its active consider-
ation of the matter." We have
since learnt that the PNC is tak-
ing steps to pay the outstanding
rates and taxes that our mother
has, to date, been precluded from


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Govts in 6 elections

WITH LAST Tuesday's defeat of the Barbados Labour Party
administration, it is increasingly looking as if the victory
scored by the People's National Movement in Trinidad and To-
bago to retain power at the recent November 5 poll may be an
aberration in a perceived political wind of change sweeping
away governments within the Caribbean Community.
In this column last Sunday, I raised the question whether Bar-
bados' January 15 general election would result in a fourth change
of government among independent CARICOM member countries
within a 13-month period that started with the defeat of the sec-
ond term St. Lucia Labour Party administration.
Well, the change did occur, ending with a vengeance the three-
term administration of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, who
was seeking an unprecedented fourth term.
In a stunning reversal of political fortunes, the BLP suffered
a painful defeat by David Thompson's Democratic Labour Party
which was given a strong 20-10 mandate to govern the country for
the next five years.
Thompson will be announcing his first cabinet tomorrow to co-
incide with the birth anniversary of the DLP's founder and National
Hero Errol Walton Barrow.
If the victory of the opposition Virgin Islands Party at last Au-
gust 20 general election in the British Virgin Islands is added to the
change last Tuesday's outcome in Barbados, it would mean that
there have been five changes in government at six national elections
within 13 months in CARICOM, of which the BVI is an Associ-
ated State. The other changes took place in The Bahamas and Ja-
GUYANA: For some local significance, it would have been
noted that in congratulating Thompson on the DLP's return to
government, the PNCR of Robert Corbin chose the opportu-
nity to remind him that "the basis now exists for an intensifi-
cation" of former "close association..." for the two parties to
work together.
That's okay in party politics. The reality is that fundamental
changes have taken place not just in Barbados and Guyana since the
PNC and DLP lost power, or since a young Thompson had visited
Guyana as part of a team of 'Young Democrats" of the Dems when
both Corbin and today's President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, were
engaging in largely 'youth politics'..
The changes are profound-all around in the Caribbean- as
would be known to strategists and power seekers in the opposi-
tion and governing parties of both Barbados and Guyana, and
CARICOM in general.
Here, for now, the governing PPP/C, which won a fourth con-
secutive term in August 2006, appears quite firmly settled, with
more than four years still to go before a new general election that
could see new leaders at the helm of both the PNCR and PPP/C as
presidential candidates.
In CARICOM countries where elections are due later this year,
do not expect either the government of Prime Minister Said Musa

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 20, 2(



in Belize or that of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell's in Grenada
agree, but indications point to likely changes in government at coi
ing elections in both these CARICOM member countries.
BELIZE: Earlier this month, Prime Minister Musa announce
fresh general election for next month, on February 7. At last 20
general election his incumbent People's United Party (PUP) woi
second term with a very convincing 22-7 parliamentary majority
Now its challenger for power, Dean Barrow's United Den
cratic Party (UDP), thinks the conditions exist for it to be swt
into power by a perceived changed mood of the electorate. Wi
the addition of two new constituencies, the battle by Muss
PUP and Barrow's UDP will be for a 31-member elected p,
GRENADA: In Grenada, where Prime Minister Mitchell I
been facing increasing demands from the opposition National Den
cratic Congress (NDC) of Tillman Thomas to call fresh election
constitutionally due in November this year-an announcement
such a development could well come when the governing New I
tional Party (NNP) holds its annual convention that's schedu
for January 27.
A crucial difference between Musa's quest for a third term g
ernment and that of Mitchell's bid for a fourth consecutive tern
that the former had secured his March 2003 electoral victory
just with a landslide 22-seat majority, but with 53 percent of
valid popular votes.
In contrast, the latter had survived defeat by a one-seat mar
(8 to 7) and with less than 50 percent of the votes cast
percent NNP to the NDC's 45.06 percent) for the 15-member Ho
of Representatives.
That one-seat majority that came from Carriacou by a mere
votes, had been unsuccessfully challenged and Mitchell's NNP
been-engaged since in strenuous political manoeuvres to main
stability in governance amid natural and man-made disasters.
Not unexpectedly, Prime Minister Mitchell was quick to
claret, following the defeat of Arthur's government in Barbados,
he did not recognize the changing administrations as any polit
wind of change blowing across CARICOM.
We have sixteen days from today to find out what the c
would be in Belize on February 7, and then to find out later w
Grenada's 2008 general election will take place.
In relation to what occurred last Tuesday in Barbados, i
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kNUARY 15 marks the birth
anniversary of Martin Luther
ing, Jr.. a man known for
is work on peace and justice
worldwide earning for him
ie Nobel Peace Prize in
In a mere 13 years from
955, when Dr. King rendered
assistance to Rosa Parks, an
klabama Black seamstress who
refused to surrender her seat to
i White passenger on a segre-
;ated Montgomery bus, to 1968
vhen he was assassinated, he
housed the conscience of
America by exposing the sec-
md-class citizenship of Ameri-
-an Blacks in public accommo-
lations, housing, voting rights,
schools, and transportation.
It, therefore, seems odd that
at this time when Americans
vould be honouring King for his
untiring efforts to achieve har-
mony and fairness for all
America that President Bush
would decide to escalate U.S.
military policing activities glo-
Clinton believed that Dr.
King meant what he said: that
he could not promote civil rights
for Blacks without also combat-
ing poverty and the Vietnam
War. And for some months now,
Bush has been employing the
'surge' military strategy in Iraq,
increasing military action. Per-
haps, King today would have'

said pretty much the same
thing: that is. that it is difficult
to promote civil rights for mi-
norities without also battling
poverty and the U.S. War on
And it was in April 1967
at New York's Riverside
Church that King con-
demned the military strategy
in Vietnam. He said: "I have

moved to break the betrayal
of my own silences and to
speak from the burnings of
my own heart...I knew I
could never again raise my
voice against the violence of
the oppressed in the ghettos
without having first spoken
clearly to the greatest pur-
veyor of violence in the world
today my own govern-
ment", it is not the American
people but the Bush Admin-
istration that seems to pur-
vey violence worldwide.
Tomorrow is a federal holi-
day in the U.S.; but it did not
come easily. Only four days af-

ter King's assassination in 1968.
a Black Congressman John
Conyers introduced a Bill in the
House of Representatives to
make King's birthday a national
holiday. President Reagan first
opposed the Bill, but later en-
dorsed it. Its first observance
was in 1986. And all 50 States
did not come on board until

President Clinton when
.Governor introduced the pro-
posal to make King's birthday
a holiday in the State of Arkan-
sas. And at Mason Temple
where King delivered his last
sermon, Clinton asked all
Americans to honor the life and
work of Dr. King.
In 2000, Clinton honored
King for his famous voting
rights march in Selma, Alabama
in 1965, by walking across the
Edmund Pettus Bridge, arm in
arm with Coretta Scott King,
Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, An-
drew Young, Joe Lowery, Julian
Bond, Ethel Kennedy, and Har-

ris Wofford.
The Selma march stirred
the conscience of the nation.
And five months after the Selma
march, President Johnson en-
dorsed the Voting Rights Act into
law. Prior to this law, there were
300 Black elected officials and
only three African-American
Congressmen. The year Clinton
walked across the Edmund
Pettus bridge, there were about
9,000 Black elected officials and
39 members in the Congressional
Black Caucus.
Clinton acknowledged that
Dr. King was correct when he
pointed out that when Black
Americans "win their struggle
to become free, those who have
held them down will themselves
be free for the first time."
Clinton noted too that "Af-
ter Selma, white and black
southerners crossed the bridge

to the New South. leaving iso-
lation and hatred behind for new
opportunities and prosperity
and political influence: Without
Selma, Jimmy Carter and Bill
Clinton would never have be-
come President of the United
Time's Jack White argues
that while Dr. King exposed and
removed the yoke of segregation
from Blacks, it is White America
that owes King a great debt of
gratitude '...for liberating them
from the burden of America's
centuries-old hypocrisy about
race. It is only because of King
and the movement that he led
that the U.S. can claim to be the
leader of the "free world" with-
out inviting smirks of disdain
and belief." If the civil rights
movement had failed, argues
White, large sections of America
would have remained as apart-
heid South Africa.
Thanks to Dr. King,
America commanded some re-
spect around the world after a
number of significant civil
rights successes. Today, that

respect is waning with smirks
of disdain and disbelief. And
the gains of the civil rights
movement also are waning fu-
eled by a new ultra-right po-
litical dispensation. There is,
today, a void in the nation that
genuinely searches for and in
need of King's allegiance to
nonviolence and his persisting
belief in the promise of

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Inhumanity and Hope

Saddened. Stunned.
Shocked. Sickened. But most
of all utterly helpless. All
those feelings took over me as
I watched last week's edition
of 'Sixty Minutes' on
CBS. Despite the warning
from Anderson Cooper (for
me one of the best reporters
on America television) about
the content not being suit-
able for all viewers, I didn't
adequately prepare myself for
what was to follow. In retro-
spect, I don't think I could

have adequately! done so af-
ter that segment, I had to call
a friend to find out what topic
Andy Rooney dealt with that
night. I simply couldn't watch
The !subject of the Sixty
Minutes story? ''Yar Rapes' in
the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC). !I would like to
offer my own warning for the
next few paragraphs, because it
is necessary to recreate here
some of the grpphicness of the
story further cown in this ar-

What is shocking about
this is the sheer inhumanity
inherent in these acts. It is
truly hard to imagine acts
that show more clearly the
human capacity for senseless
cruelty and pure evil. There
is sexual subjugation all over
the world; but in a cynical
way one can begin to compre-
hend if still outright con-
demning the economic ele-
ment which is the basis for
much of it. How do you be-


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gin to understand why a
group iof men would sexually
assault a woman with a bayo-
net, or the barrel of a gun
which they then fire off?
How does this help in anyway
whatever political or social
objective you believe that you
are fighting for? The irony is
that many of these people
perpetrating these heinous
acts consider themselves free-
dom fighters battling for a
more just and equitable soci-
This begs the question
therefore, with the human trag-
edy in sheer numbers outweigh-
ing anything else currently go-
ing on in the world, why is it
that this situation is receiving
far less coverage than, for ex-
ample, the War on Terror? Isn't
the brutal violation, mutilation
and murder of the women in the
DRC and other parts of the
world the very definition of
terrorism? When you consider
the enormity of this tragedy
versus the attention it has been
given by the international media,
even the Sixty Minutes story,
while better late than never, is
years behind in bringing this is-
sue to light.
Another important ques-
tiont which arises out of all
this' is whether or not this
sort of despicable act is inher-
ently part of the male psycho-
logical makeup. The title of
the 60 Minutes story was in
fact, 'The War Against
Women.' As a man watching
the story, I felt a terrible
emotional invasion of sorts.

By Keith Burrowes
the story dealt with. The only
term that really does this is
does this sort of behaviour not
only occur, but become
institutionalized in any hu-
man society.
As a parent, more specifi-
cally the father of a young son,
I am convinced now of the need
to talk to my son about the need
to respect a woman's right on
this issue. To conquer sexual
violence in our society, I believe,
we have to focus more on cre-
ating within our men a greater
respect for women, something
that can only be achieved
through direct education on such
matters. While there is nothing
much that most of us here can
do with regards to the situation
in the DRC, I would like to
throw out a challenge to persons
who would have seen this story
to pledge to educate some

I know the argument could be
made that rape has been
around as long as war has
been around. But the fact is
that 'rape', even in the most
brutal sense as we under-
stand it in this society,
doesn't quite capture what


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young man about respecting
There is another dimension
to the Sixty Minutes story I
would like to point out. Years
ago I saw the film 'A Time to
Kill', in which the lawyer de-
fending an African-American
man on trial for killing the two
men who brutally raped his
daughter told his jury to close
their eyes before going into a
heart-breaking description of
the rape of the young black girl,
ending his speech with the line
"I w nt you to picture that little
girll..Now imagine she's
white." Frankly speaking, I be-
lieve that the powerful nations
have a fundamental problem
with picturing victims of vio-
lence n areas across the world,
but in Africa particularly. They
somehpw do not rate people in
pddr nations as highly as they
dd their own.
Finally, there are two clear
positives that came out of the
show for me. Firstly, what
shoe through all the darkness
in the story is the incredible
strength of the women who
w er subjected to such cruelty.
One woman featured in the
documentary actually bore and
is raising with love the child of
one of the men who raped her.
Secondly, the depth of the
story and the level at which
it was aired is sure to bring
some type of action, in addi-
tion to by those people who
have been working on the
ground, to fix whatever can be
fixed after such
devastation. Hopefully, after
being featured on such a pow-
erful forum as Sixty Min-
utes, the world will be
galvanised into throwing its
support behind a call for se-
rious action in reversing this
heinous trend, and giving
generous support to helping
these women rebuild their

UNDAY-CHRONICLE-danoary-20,-2e08- --

arbados: A change in government

but Barbadian values remain

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

ie Caribbean island, Bar-
tdos, held general elections
choose a new government
January 15th. The opposi-
on, Democratic Labour
arty (DLP), was elected to
office winning 20 of the 30
parliamentary seats and re-
lacing the Barbados Labour
arty which had formed the
government for 14 years.
As with every general elec-
on, many issues were thrown
ut to the electorate, but in re-
lity only one mattered, and that
ias: should the Barbados
abour Party, led by Owen
\rthur, continue in office for a
ourth consecutive term.
The Barbados Labour Party
ambled heavily on Arthur's

personal standing as a leader. Its
entire campaign apart from
two particular red herrings fo-
cused on Arthur's record as
Prime Minister and it argued
that Barbados' future would be
better in the hands of a "tried
and tested" leader.
The first of the two red
herrings was an unsubstantiated
allegation that the DLP would
switch the country's diplomatic
links from China to Taiwan in
return for heavy election fund-
ing. The second was that the
DLP would bring casino gam-
bling into Barbados.
Neither issue gained any
currency with the majority of
the electorate. Both were
quickly dismissed by the DLP
despite the BLP's efforts to flog
these two dead horses right up
to the finishing line.
While wrapping its cam-"

paign package in Arthur's
leadership cloak, the BLP did
its best to try to present the
leader of the DLP, Damid Th-
ompson as inept and
foolish. They seemed not to
know that Thompson's elec-
tion strategists were bursting
that bubble through a series
of quiet public and private ap-
pearances by Thompson
across the country in the last
few months.
In any event, in the brief
election campaign, Thompson
acquitted himself creditably as
a confident and capable
person. And, the DLP made the

point that it was not for "one
man governmentt". It asserted
that it had a competent team,.
and decisions would not be
made by the leader alone.
All the polls before the elec-
tion indicated that. in the area
of leadership, great confidence
was reposed in Owen Arthur
personally and he had been ad-
judged to be ahead of Thomp-
son in people's perception of
his capacity to lead.
But, most of the polls also
indicated that there was a
strong desire in the Barbados
community for a
change. Giving a party and its

leader fourteen years in of-
fice was one thing: extending
it to nineteen stuck in the
craw of many, even those whlo
respected the work that
Owen Arthur had done as
Prime Minister. They simply
couldn't swallow it easily.
And, at the bottom line,
only the BLP party faithful ac-
cepted the line that David Th-
ompson was so bad that he
would take the country to disas-
For most people it seemed
the greater motivation was
"time for a change". The elec-
torate went out in higher num-

bers than they have in recent
elections, and they came down
on the side of change.
A number of questions arise
from the Barbados election.
One of them is: should
Please turn to page 12



From page eight
may borrow a line with adaptation from President Bill
'linton, it was "the mood for change, stupid". Not the
economy'; not 'leadership', as touted by the incumbent BLP
hat resulted in the dramatic change in the Barbadian politi-
al landscape.
The trouncing of Arthur's incumbent BLP by a united and rein-
'igorated DLP with a 20-10 parliamentary victory, underscored how
,ery badly the 'Bees' read the political temperature and for which
e has paid a very heavy price-though by no means disgraced.
To bring into a 2008 general election campaign the advertising
litz and US presidential-style politicking with a leadership theme
hat had served it well for both a second and third term in its bid to
create history with a fourth consecutive victory, was to demon-
strate a surprising disconnect by the BLP's strategists with an elec-
torate that has a history of mixing loving embraces with hostile re-
Ten years after he had led this country into political
independence, Errol Walton Barrow, 'Father of the Na-
tion', was to suffer the pain of such a rejection back in
September 1976 when he was confident that his outstand-
ing leadership stature and the prevailing social and eco-
nomic stability would propel him to an unprecedented
fourth term victory.
Some 32 years later, the only other Barbadian politician who,
like. Barrow, had the honour of heading three consecutive govern-
ments, Owen Seymour Arthur-undoubtedly one of the best Prime
Ministers and leaders of CARICOM-was to repeat that error of
judgement, although priding himself as a good political student of
That error by him and his campaign strategists holds a signifi-
cant explanation why last Tuesday's election has left
Arthur, Barbados' fifth Prime Minister, mulling his future out of
power, and David Thompson as the country's sixth Prime Minis-
ter, currently shaping his first cabinet.
For all the political gimmickry, the lavish expenditures on
sustained saturated media blitz-by both the Dems and Bees-
as well as the indecencies associated with "money politics"
for votes in various constituencies, it was the intoxicating
"time for change" mood that, in the final analysis, triumphed
over the incumbent's twin focus during a very intense two-
week campaign--"leadership that matters" and "economic per-
formance" record.
Back in 1976, when Barrow had failed to achieve a fourth term
victory, the DLP was reduced to seven seats in a then 24-member
House of Assembly-a painful reversal from its 18-6 victory against
the BLP at the previous 1971 election.
Now, in 2008, the BLP, which had secured a massive 23-
7 majority at the 2003 election, has been dispatched by the
electorate with 10 seats and with nine of cabinet ministers
among the 20 defeated candidates.
Owen Arthur was philosophical in his acceptance of defeat,
praising the democratic process that remains such a sturdy feature
of governance in this Eastern Caribbean state; and noting that "in
the 69 years of our party, we have gone this way before..."
The cycle of electoral victories and defeats in Barbados
seems to suggest that today's parties and politicians should
be more mindful of the nature of the beast that is the Barba-
dian electorate with a renowned capacity to love-for as long
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THE definition of what is offensive varies from country to coun-
try and from culture to culture. In recent times, we have seen
musical lyrics, music videos, television programmes, moving
from simply provocative to utterly repulsive and appalling.
While I am an advocate for freedom of expression, particularly
in the context of creativity and arts and culture, I am convinced
that what has emerged in recent times representing the artistic cre-
ativity of our local artistes is nothing but a regurgitating of the filth
imbibed from the western entertainment world; hence, the need for
censorship by government to reduce the downward moral spiral of
our already fragile society.
Let us examine the lyrics of some of the music introduced into
our society. Much of the music our children are exposed to advo-
cates or rather contains strong suggestions of violence, sexual innu-
endoes. and sexually explicit lyrics that are degrading to women, to
say the least. One song stresses the suggestion of suicide, as re-
course to a failed relationship.
Then there are those music videos that are so sexually ob-
scene that one gets the impression that you are looking at an
x-rated movie. The images are graphic. and care is taken to
ensure that the camera zooms in on the private parts of tile
women in these videos and maximised on the screen. WVhile
this may be the trend of entertainment in the north, that is
not what we are about in Guyana. Recently, two of our tal-
ented female artistes produced music videos, for which much
credit and applause should be given. However the content of
these videos is repulsive and totally unacceptable by the stan-
dards we hold as a nation. Why should we abandon our sense
of decency and pride in order to mimic the filth of a failed
culture? Why can't we be creative in our artistic expression
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the direction these two young women have chosen to go with
regard to their musical career. Why sell yourself so short, as
sexual symbols? Why perpetuate the evil perpetrated against
women that many are trying so desperately to end? Respect
yourself. You are not dance floor animals, nor are you sex
crazed delinquents.
One may ask what relevance is there in the content of music
videos and musical lyrics to the call for censorship. Well let me
A study conducted recently in the US suggests that young black
women who listen to rap music and view rap music videos are more
likely to get in trouble with the law, take drugs, and get infected
with sexually transmitted diseases. The study which appeared in
March 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health also
establishes that girls who watched the most rap videos (more than
the average of 14 hours a week), were three times as likely as the
other girls to have hit a teacher 17.1 percent versus 2.4 percent).
The\ were also 2.5 times more likely to have been arrested (17.3
percent xcrsus 7.2 operctm). and neor! tiil,o times more likely to
have had sex with m'ultiplc partners x percent versus I1 per-
.ent ).
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the AIDS epidemic that is threatening to annihilate our population.
especially our young. We have the responsibility therefore to en-
sure that nothing frustrates or impedes the struggle against this dis-
ease. I am convinced that the content of many of our music videos
in a large way encourages a certain level of irresponsible sexual
behaviour, which ultimately leads to a further spread of the dreaded
disease. We also have to consider if we are not building with one
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themselves are not bad, but the
level of revelling that is encouraged
can actually be frustrating the work
of the Ministry of health in tack-
ling the AIDS epidemic. If we are
really serious about saving lives,
then I believe that the time has
come to begin censorship of music,
videos, TV. programmes, and enter-
tainment activities that may very
well be contributing to the further
spread of the AIDS epidemic.
Censorship should not only be confined to music and the
arts, but also should include programmes that are racially di-
visive and libelous to public figures. While we must not at-
tempt to trifle with freedom of the press, those engaged in tht.
abuse of press freedom must be very mindful of the level o
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Barbados: A

change in...

From page 11

there be term limits for Prime Ministers? Clearly, the
Barbados electorate felt that there should be notwithstand-
ing the wide respect for Owen Arthur's work as leader.
Arthur himself has now left the office of Prime Minister
on a low note. His party was badly defeated at the polls with
him at the helm, and against a background of him telling the
electorate to vote for BLP candidates in each constituency as
if they were voting for him.
This was not how Owen Arthur should have left the Prime
In his early years in office, he presided over a rebuilding
of a shaky economy, albeit he had inherited from the previous
DLP government the tightening-up that it had required. Barba-
dos enjoyed real economic growth under his leadership and ser-
vices industries grew.
The Caribbean Comnmunitv and Common Market
(CARICOM) owes the establishment of the Single Market to
his belief in it. his resolve to see it implemented and his hard
work in doing so. No scholar now and in the future could do
any less than associate the CAR1COM Single Market fully
with Owen Arthur. Generations to come will undoubtedly thank
him for laying a foundation that will contribute most to the
retention of Caribbean competitiveness in the global commu-
Had Arthur demitted office in his third term and
moved on to be Head of the CARICOM Commission
to oversee the economic arrangements of the region.
he would have left the Prime Ministership of Barba-
dos on a high note, and given much appreciated guid-
ance to the wider regional project.
A two-term limit for the office of Prime Minister would
have extinguished ambitions for extensions, and provided for
the identification and cultivation of new leaders within
parties. The acrimonious debates over leadership which become
confused with general elections would be eliminated. And, there
would be nothing to stop a former Prime Minister from seek-
ing office after an interregnum.
At the CARICOM level, the question that will arise is will
the Barbados government's attitude to the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME) change with David Thompson
and the DLP in government? I very much doubt it The DLP
is the party of Errol Barrow, a father of Carifta and
CARICOM; its roots are firmly intertwined with regional
integration. And, at a practical level, Barbados manufacturers
continue to need the markets of the OECS countries, Trinidad
and Tobago and Jamaica.
I expect that Thompson will be invited by his colleague
CARICOM Heads of Government to carry the portfolio for
the CSME that Arthur held with such distinction, and he will
accept it and run with it.
Barbadians are solid people. The steady and peaceful
development of their small island is testimony to their
good sense. They changed the government because the
party was too long in office. In doing so, they showed how
little they themselves have changed their core values.
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Eppure Si

1\eI 1 chose to use.
If you pay a
Mu V what Pope Bened

The Pope's words have come
back to haunt him, and so
they should.
The authorities at La
Sapienza University in Rome
had invited him to come and
speak last week at the inaugu-
ration of the new academic year,
but the physics department
mobilised in protest. It was at
La Sapienza seventeen years ago
that Pope Benedict XVI, then
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, de-
clared that the trial and convic-
tion of the astronomer Galileo
by the Inquisition in 1633 for
asserting that the Earth goes
around the Sun was "rational
and just."
The scientists took this to
mean that Ratzinger sees reli-
gious authority as superior to
scientific inquiry, and seized the
occasion of his return visit to
make a fuss about it. Radical
students then took up the cause,
festooning the campus with
anti-Pope messages, and on
Tuesday the Vatican announced
that the visit was off. It's a tem-
pest in a rather small teapot, but
he has stirred up a series of such
tempests over the years.
Last year, during a visit to
Brazil, Pope Benedict declared
that the native populations of
the Americas had been "silently
longing" for the Christian faith
that arrived with their conquer-
ors and colonisers, and that in
no way did it represent the im-
position of a foreign culture. In-
digenous groups protested bit-
terly, but he stood his ground.
In 2006, speaking at the
University of Regensburg, he
quoted with seeming approval,
a 14th-century Byzantine
emperor's comment: "Show me
just what Muhammad brought
that was new and there you will
find things only evil and inhu-
man, such as his command to
spread by the sword the faith
he preached."
When Muslims protested,
Benedict took refuge in the
claim that he was just quot-
ing somebody else, not say-
ing it himself. (You know
how those quotes from Byz-
antine emperors just pop into
your mind unbidden.) His de-
fence of the Church's treat-
ment of Galileo all those
years ago was done in just
the same style: an outra-
geous proposition delivered in
what he seemed to think was
a deniable way.
Galileo was the first man in
Italy to build a telescope, with
which he discovered the moons
of Jupiter and the sight of
them rotating around their much
larger planet, set him to think-
ing about the relationship of the
Earth and the Sun. Copernicus
had published his book assert-
ing that the Earth rotated about
the Sun more than half a century
before, but a "Copernican" had
been burned at the stake for his
heretical views in 1600, so
Galileo approached the matter
carefully. On the other hand, un-
like Copernicus, he had a tele-

scope, so he could SEE what
was going on.
Galileo was summoned to
Rome in 1616 and ordered not
to write about the Copernican
theory any more, but in 1623 a
man he saw as a patron and
sympathiser was chosen as
Pope Urban VIII. He travelled
to Rome again, and believed that
he had been given permission by
Urban to discuss the Coperni-
can theory in public, provided
he presented it as only a hy-

Unfortunately, either the
political balance in the Vatican
subsequently changed, or else
Galileo simply misunderstood
what he was told.
When he published his book
in 1632, it was banned. In 1633,
he was interrogated in Rome un-
der threat of torture, and con-
demned for "following the po-
sition of Copernicus, which is
contrary to the true sense and
authority of Holy Scripture."
He recanted his views to save
his skin, but they sentenced
him to life imprisonment any-
But there is a story, per-
haps untrue, that as Galileo was
led away he muttered defiantly
under his breath "Eppure si
muove" ("And yet it moves").
True or not, scientists see that
scene as the great defining mo-
ment.in the conflict between au-
thority and truth or, if you
like, between faith and reason.
Clearly, so does Joseph
Ratzinger, which is presumably
why he felt compelled, back in
1990, to take one more kick at
Speaking at La Sapienza,
Rome's most prestigious uni-
versity, he declared that the
Church had been quite right
to try and punish Galileo. Or
rather, in a typical Ratzinger
ploy, he quoted the maverick
Austrian philosopher Paul
Feyerabend, who said: "At
the time of Galileo the
Church remained much more
faithful to reason than
Galileo himself. The process
against Galileo was reason-
able and just." God knows
what Feyerabend actually
meant by that ut that was
the quote tha. Ratzinger

attention to
ict has been

saying all these years, it's clear
that he does see Catholicism as
superior to other religions and
faith as superior to reason.
There is nothing surprising
about this. After all, he is the
head of the Catholic church, and
many if not most committed
Catholics do believe these
But he does go a little
farther than most, believing
that "Error has no rights" (in
the old Catholic phrase) and
that "error" is whatever the
Church said it was at the
time. In the circumstances,
you can see why the scien-
tists at La Sapienza Univer-
sity were not all that keen on
a return visit.

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

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The feasibility studies for the Georgetown-Lethem road link is expected to commence next
month, Head of the Work Services Group within the Ministry of Transport and Hydraulics,
Mr. Rickford Lowe has announced.
Guyana and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a US$900,000 technical co-
operation agreement in August last year to finance studies for the Georgetown to Lethem road.
The project is part of the agenda of the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in
South America (IIRSA)
The government has approved the award of the contract for the studies to Mott McDonald
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ronment for private sector investments as a means to support economic and s-ocial de elopment.
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studies of the Guyanese segment of the Georgetow n Boa Visa highway.
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humanitarian efforts.
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1) Is it the truth?
2) Is it fair to all concerned?
3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
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has been channeled through the four Avenues of Service, which form
the foundation of club activity, club service, community service,
vocational service and international service.
Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, in a fare-
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Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, President, Rotary Int
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one strong common thread exists among our 1
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They share their compassion, their enthusiasm
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fundamental spirit of generosity that I have tri
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press releases to local newspapers, creating
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tronic press releases.
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anks reports $1.5Bbefore tax profit

says illegal beers a challenge to growth

.EWERY giant Banks DIH,
-terday reported a 2007 be-
-e tax profit of $1.5B, but
ed unusually high tax on
mainstay product, Banks
er, and illegal beer sup-
ies as challenges to its
Chairman Clifford Reis said
ere was "increasing volumes
un-customed" beer in
uyana, and it was one of the
ctors that remain a major con-
*rn, "if we are to sustain and
we growth in the brewery".
"A joint effort on the part
f the regulatory bodies and en-
)rcement of existing legislation
ill be necessary to ensure that
itical tax revenues and em-
loyment are maintained," Reis

savings in power generation.
Earnings per share increased
to $0.90, an increase over the
previous year's $0.78, Reis re-
ported. Total dividend for the
year was calculated at $.042 per
share, costing some $420M, or
some $20M more than 2006.
"The balance sheet for the
company shows a strong work-
ing capital with a substantially
improved cash position," he de-
He said the restaurants
were "probably the most af-
fected" segment of the
company's business with the
January 2007 introduction of
VAT, since the public's response
to the taxing of food products
was immediate.

shareholders at Banks DIH AGM yesterday

aid at Banks' 2007 Annual
general Meeting at Thirst Park,
uimveldt, Georgetown.
Reis said the company paid
axes, including Value Added
,ax (VAT), totalling $4.7B for
pe financial year ending Sep-
tmber 30, 2007. He said this
presented an increase of more
han $917M.
Reis said the company's
profit before tax for last year
was $109M more than the
previous year. He credited
this "significant growth" in
profit to increased dollar
sales turnover, the restructur-
ing of restaurants, savings
accrued from the implemen-
tation of pre-selling, and the

The initial reality was a
drop in volumes, Reis said, but
by September, the company
was able to regain some of that
lost volume as a result of its re-
structuring programme.
Citizens 'Bank, a 51%
owned subsidiary of the com-
pany, achieved an after tax
profit of $263M.
Reis said the settlement
terms agreed upon between Citi-
zens Bank and the Government
on the Guymine bonds resulted
in a non-recurring loss of
$257M, which affected the
overall results and consequently
the Banks contribution towards
the Group. '
However, Citizens Bank

benefitted from a deferred tax
credit primarily related to the
settlement of the bonds.
Increased export sales,
lower power costs
Reis reported that the com-
pany and Banks Holdings of
Barbados (which owns 20%
share capital of Banks DIH)

have entered into an agreement
with a company in the USA to
import and distribute Banks
Beer and other licenced prod-
ucts within the USA.
These efforts, he said, will
facilitate significant increase in
export sales over the years.
Seeking to capitalise on

lower power costs,i the com-
pany is further increasing its
power generation capacity by
installing a 1.7 megawatts
Hyundai generator at a cost of
This acquisition will
supplement the one megawatt
generator installed in 2005,

thereby increasing the
company's overall generating
capacity, the Banks chairman
"The increased capacity
will ensure further reduction
in the cost of power and sat-
isfy the expanded needs of
our operations," Reis said.


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THE county of Berbice has leap-frogged in its development drive
over the past few years and this upward movement will take a
new turn later this year when several new projects become op-
erational that would change the landscape of one of Guyana's
most populated region.
In a region that has rich oil potential; strides have been made
with respect to education, health, infrastructure and general living
The construction of the Berbice River Bridge, which is rapidly
progressing, is expected to aid economic development through the
accessibility and fostering of greater investment and increasing pro-
duction for the people of the Region.
This achievement is also set to bring much relief to Berbicians
as it would eliminate the delay which persons would usually have
to endure while using the ferry service.
The dream of many Guyanese will be realized when the struc-
ture comes into operation by August.
"The Berbice Bridge would be far better than the ferry. You can
do more business than with the ferry, and farmers can take their
produce to Georgetown easier," Issac Sookdeo, a Mibicuri South
Black Bush Polder resident said.
More than 14 spans have already been installed on the 1.5
kilometre structure that is being built downstream of the existing
ferry route, from D' Edward on the western side to Crab Island on
the east: Thirty nine pontoons will provide anchorage for the struc-
ture that will cost US$38M.

PORT Mourant Opthalmology Centre, Region 6.

"The Berbice bridge is a new infrastructure that signals we are
moving into a phase of building new things so that we can move
forward and further develop Guyana," Minister of Transport and

Pumps and wells in several other areas are also being upgra
and transmission mains repaired.

Hydraulics Robeson Benn said. DRAINAGE
In a region that is primarily agricultural, significant investim
ROAD ENHANCEMENT have been made to enhance the drainage and irrigation systems. TI
In tandem with the bridge development and the increased traffic was minimal flooding in the region over the last rainy period as m
flow that is envisaged, a major road programme, the New Amsterdam' effort was channeled toward maintenance of the system.
to Moleson Creek road project, is ongoing. The first phase which' Phillip. Charles Oudho, a farmer of Black Bush Polder, agr
ends at Number 36 Village is being rehabilitated at a cost of US$22M, that there has been much improvement in this regard. "I have s
lots bf improvements. There has been limited flooding since I ih
been living in Black Bush Polder I have never seen such impro
metnt in this area before."
This year the region has made proposals for $150M for D&
cpter for five programmes under the region's capital budget.
SThe construction of the $140M state-of-the-art ophthalmoj
centre is well on the way at Port Mourant. It is a demonstration
the'commitment and dedication of the Jagdeo administration to
proving the quality of health services, particularly in the area of
S cre. The centre is expected to begin offering its services this .
Residents of neighboring countries are also expected to benefit.
S- Regional Chairman Zulficar Mustapha said much work has 1
done on the centre and on other health institutions such as
Mibicuri and Fort Wellington hospitals. The health sector is
being managed by a regional health authority to ensure more
cient delivery of health care services.
The region's residents are already benefitting from improved
EVERSHAM outfall and drainage' ump, Region 6. vices via the modern New Amsterdam Hospital.
while the second phase which will cost US$18M will conclude at EDUCATION
Moleson Creek. This is expected to! start during this month. The Corentyne Technical Institute is another outstant
Several other road projects arq ongoing in the region to enhance 4chi'vement by the Government that caters for high school drop
transportation and facilitate agricuitural activities. 6ffefing skills training in areas such as electrical installation, ii

Region Six will soon benefit iom an improved water supply as
the construction of the $2.4B Corriverton Water Supply Project
Phase 1 is rapidly progressing, with a 75 percent completion rate to
date. Work has been effected on the slow sand filters, storage reser-
voir, pump house, generator, chlorination room. The laboratory has
already been completed.
Work began on the elevated storage tanks in October and is 50
percent complete with the structure already being assembled. The
plant is to be commissioned by March.
Guyana Water Incorporated officials were in Japan recently for
the opening of tenders, evaluation, negotiation and contract signing
of Phase 2 >f the programme i

matibn technology, carpentry and masonry.
, The institute attracts students from as far as Siparuta
2' new wing is being built at the Port Mourant Community
School to accommodate anther 200 persons, while plans are on st
to bdild a dormitory at Orealla Secondary School to facilitate
dents from that community and neighboring Siparuta.
several other projects are ongoing in Region Six, inc
ing'the Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project, an industrial
at Belvedere, and general improvements in other sectors at
Region gets ready for a major transformation of its lands
with ithe multiplicity of government and private sector-initi
business and social services facilities that are among the
posts of progress.


IICLE January 20, 2008 :

If., I'- -. W.a. T re- tm n Pa R e-n.. .
CORRIVERTON Water Treatment Plant, Region 6.

TH5 Government Information Agency (GINA) has issued
a statement blasting the Guyana Press Association for con-
sistently demonstrating a malevolent attitude towards the
4ommander-in-Chief and the High Commanders of the
SJurity Forces.
Following is the text of the GINA statement:
The Guyana Press Association (GPA), which is another
r animation that purports to be Ithe representative of freedom,
h made another 'quantum leap conclusion' that the Govern-
nt of Guyana is operating as a dictatorship because of a de-
iion to have the media give only photo coverage to the open-
in session of the Annual Officers' Conference.
i The Association has no locis stand to determine the na-
tu e of the coverage as determined by the executive. The GPA
oJer the last.few years has had thp misfortune of using vitriolic
remarks not in the interest of the Guyanese people.
The GPA of recent has consistently demonstrated a gratu-
itous, malevolent and derisive attitde towards the Commander-;
in-Chief and the High Commanders of the Security Forces.
We wish to state that the Government of Guyana has al-
ways supported the freedom of thq press which was fought for"
and won with the return of democracy in 1992.
The exclusion of the media from the interaction of the Com-
mander-in-Chief with the Officer Corps of the Guyana Defence
Force (GDF) cannot be seen as censorship since all matters of
national consequence are reported to the media in a timely man-
There was no need to deflect attention from issues facing
the army since both the High Command of the GDF and the
Commander-in-Chief conduct regular press briefings where se-
rious matters facing the Security forces are ventilated.
To equate the request to give only photo coverage of 'he
occasion with a return to the 70s and 80s when the press wasi
reduced to self-censorship, due to fear of reprisals from the then?
ruling party, demonstrates a sense of social unawareness.
The presence of over 20 television stations, three daily news-
papers and numerous weekly and monthly publications that
publicise their views without any restrictions from the State i.
an indication of Government's commitment to freedom of ex.
. pression.
It is not unusual in democracies for the media to be allowed
only photographic coverage of the Head of State on official exi-
gagements. In the United States and The United Kingdom the
media are from time to time allowed only limited access lo slate
functions. It is left to industriousness and creativity of the me-
dia operatives to get their story.
The GPA will do a good service to Guyana if it refo-
cuses its attention to addressing the journalistic skills
within its fraternity.

Guyana Red Cross
Attn. FRC Head of Delegation
P.O. Box 10524
Georgetown; !Guyana

Applications must be
received by JANUARY 25, 2008



Position Title: Finance and Logistics Officer
Job Location: Georgetown, with 10% travel to Regions I and 9
For the implementation of a European Commission ACP EU Water Facility funded
Project, the Guyana Red Cross Society seeks a Finance and Logistics Officer.

Two or more years experience in similar position
At least 3 CXC subjects.,including Math and English
CAT level II or Diplomain Accounting and Bookkeeping (ACCA, CIMAor .
equivalent). Can be waived with 5 or more years experience
Very good knowledge of computers (Windows, spreadsheets, work
processing, e-mail)

Experience in accounting software; such as QuickBooks, Quicken, IFMAS,
Previous experience with. NGOs and/or international organizations
Valid vehicle driving Liceoce
Flexibility, Adaptability, andMotivation

Interested candidates should mail and/or e-mail their CVs and letters of motivation to
the following address: The applicants phone number; mailing address and email
address should be clearly noted.

Guyana Red Cross
Attn. FRC Head of Delegation
P.O. Box 10524
Georgelows n: Guyana


plications must be
eived by JANUARY 25, 2008



Position Title: Prpject Coordinator
Job Location: G orgetown, with 50-70% travel to Regions 1 and 9
For the implemnentationi; of a European Commission ACP EU Water Facility Project
(funded by the Europedn Union), the Guyana Red Cross Society seeks a Pro ct
Coordinator to support the project.
Required: i
Three to Five years experience in similar position (iii the
humanitarian/development field preferred)
University Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering: Public Health,
Management; pr equivalent experience H
Previous experience in community based work with NGOs and/or
international organizations
Good knowledge of computers (Window's, spreadsheets, work processing,
e-mail) _
Proven good planning/ design, communication. management,
administration, budgeting, reporting and organization skills
Experience in, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion sector
First-hand knowledge of Regions I and 9
Valid vehicle driving Licence
Flexibility, Adaptability, and Motivation
Interested Candidates should mail and/or e-mail their CVs and letters of motivation to
the follovino addresses The applicants phone number: mailing address and e-mail
address should be clearly noted

GINA tkes th

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Sophia Pack House to

be re-commissioned

this week

THE Guyana Marketing
Corporation's (GMC) Central
Packaging Facility, located at
the Sophia Exhibition Com-
plex, Georgetown, is sched-
uled to be re-commissioned
this Thursday by Minister of
Agriculture, Robert Persaud,
following the completion of
rehabilitation works recently
undertaken to the tune of ap-
proximately $16M.
The rehabilitation works in-
cluded structural adjustments to
the building, elevation of the
roof, tiling of the floor, and the
installation of 18 extractor fans,
as well as the procurement of
several pieces of equipment
geared towards improving effi-
ciency and elevating standards at
the pack house.
The facility will now be
equipped with 13 stainless steel
tables, four expandable conveyors,
three pallet jacks and two digital
scales valuing more than $6M.
These measures are also in
keeping with recommendations
made by a consultant attached
to the United States Agency for
International Development
(USAID) following a study con-
ducted on post-harvest han-
dling, and processing of produce
at the Central Packaging Facil-
The recommendations in-
cluded modifications in the de-
sign and structure of the build-
ing, improvements in wash wa-
ter sanitation, reconfiguration of
the drying tables, alterations in
internal building space
utilisation, and changes in prod-
uct flow, all of which have been
executed by GMC.
Commenting on the signifi-
cance of upgrading the facility,

(BBC News) Radiotherapy
can be a better option than
surgery for people with blad-
der cancer, being effective
while preserving continence,
say experts.
Doctors typically opt to re-
move the whole bladder when
the cancer is advanced.
But work by Cancer Re-
search UK shows this should
not necessarily be recommended
as "gold standard" care.
Bladder cancer is the fifth
most common cancer in the UK,
with 10,093 new cases diag-
nosed in 2004.
Removing the bladder can
treat the disease, but it may
result in continence prob-
lems that the person has to
live with for the rest of their
Fred Walker, 67 and of
Knottingley in West Yorkshire,
was diagnosed with bladder
cancer in 1983. He had his blad-
der removed.
He said: "I know from my
own experience that losing your
bladder has a daily impact on
your life which for some people

which first opened its doors in
2001, Manager Packaging Fa-
cilities, Celestine Butters,. said,
"The key to successful packag-
ing is to bridge the gap between
the farmer and exporter in order
to provide quality non-tradi-
tional agriculture produce from
Guyana, for the export market.
With GMC's intervention we
have provided a quality facility
for packaging."

The Central Packaging Fa-
cility was initially established to
ensure traceability and correct
monitoring of fruits and veg-
etables destined for Antigua,
Barbados and St. Lucia, as
stipulated in the Protocols of.
Trade that exist between
Guyana and those countries.
The pack house, which is
maintained and managed by the
Guyana Marketing Corpora-
tion, is available at a minimal
cost to all exporters desirous of
using its services.
General Manager of GMC,
Nizam Hassan, noted that the

could be more devastating than
the cancer itself.
"Body disfigurement and
embarrassment caused by hav-
ing your bladder removed can be
quite hard to accept. I,
"I have spoken to maAy
people who would welcome an
alternative to living with a
urostomy bag as a result of str-
e study by a team from the
Leeds Institute of Molecular
Medicine at the University of
Leeds found that survival
rates among bladder cancer
patients treated with radio-
therapy were the same as
those associated with radical
cystectomy surgery involv-
ing the complete removal of
the bladder.
They looked at the medical
records of 169 patients treated
for invasive bladder cancer be-
tween 1996 and 20001
Of those, 97 had been
treated with radiotherapy, while
89 had undergone surgery.
Both grons had compa-
rable survival rates at five years
and eight years after treatment

new and improved facility has
the capacity to process ap-
proximately 400 tonnes of pro-
duce per month. "With the ex-
ports of fresh produce increas-
ing from approximately 1,500
tonnes in 2006 to over 1,900
tonnes in 2007, it was impera-
tive that the Central Packaging
Facility be upgraded to handle
the increased traffic, and at the
same time, meet internationally
acceptable standards."
Rapid growth in Guyana's
non-traditional agriculture sector

has seen exports of fresh and
processed produce increasing
from 1,900 tonnes in the early
1990's to over 7,000 tonnes in
To facilitate this growth
and expansion of the sector,
GMC is also working towards
establishing similar packag-
ing facilities at Charity,
Parika and Number 43 Vil-
lage, Corentyne, Berbice,
thereby making it more con-
venient and less time-con-
suming for produce to be pro-
cessed and exported. (A GMC

(53-57%), despite the radio-
therapy group being on average
seven years older.
There was also no real dif-
ference in how likely the disease
was to return in the two treat-
ment groups 34% of the radio-
therapy treatment group expe-
riencing recurrence, compared
with 37.5% of those treated
with surgery.
Dr Anne Kiltie, lead author
of the research published in the
International Journal of Radia-
tion Oncology Biology Physics,
said: "Until now surgery has
been considered better than ra-
diotherapy in the treatment of
bladder cancer that has spread
to the muscle wall of the blad-
"Although radiotherapy
carries its own long term side
effects, the interesting finding in
our study was that the older,
less fit patients did as well as
the younger, fitter patients who
had surgery to treat their can-
"Since bladder cancer is

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P conditions stress need for more value for Government's expenditure

THE public consultations on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Pa-
per (PRSP), 2008- 2012 commenced countrywide with communi-
ties placing emphasis on greater value for government's expendi-
Community participants in all of the consultations so far recognize
government's expenditure and emphasis on safety7net initiatives to
provide the lower-income class with more disposable income; how-
ever, concerns remain about aspects of the effectiveness of some
programmes. They admired Government's commitment to transpar-
ency and accountability as visible evidence towards achievements but
criticized that some programmes are bringing insufficient benefits in
some instances.
Participants also called on the government to remain focused on economic
growth and to protectthe fundamentals forsound macroeconomics recognizing
that these are important for reducing the impact of poverty.
At the first consultation last Thursday at Ocean View Convention
Centre, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said the regulatory and institu-
tional reforms in the public sector to revamp its institutional arrange-
ments sought primarily to improve the effectiveness of public admin-
In the period under review, economic growth did not materialize as
expected and for good reasons (crime, violence, etc), the Government
was still able to maintain sound macroeconomic framework. Inflation
was contained at about five percent, the exchange remained stable, and
international reserves increased from about US$245 million to US$300
This achievement was followed by solid reforms in fiscal and mon-
etary policies. In particular, the tax system saw several reforms includ-
ing the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), transparency in the tax
system through removal of discretion, the enactment of the Investment
Law, Anti-money Laundering Legislation and other reforms. Expendi-
ture control systems were also put in place with the implementation of
Integrated Financial Management Accounting System (IFMAS) and
the integration of the payroll system and the human resource data base.
The Government also followed through to modernize the tradi-
tional sectors. About US$169 million was injected to restructure and
modernize the sugar industry.
Research and development in the rice sector also contributed, to
increased production, while the Government sustained its efforts to
attract huge investments in the bauxite sector.
In 2001, Guyana set an ambitious agenda in its PRSP aimed
at generating economic, growth, improving its provision of social
services, enhancing governance structures and progressing in a
timely manner towards the achievement of the' Millennium De-

velopment Goals (MDG) by 2015
The realization of those goals hinged on a seven-pillared strategy
centered on sound economic policies; sustainable environmental pro-
tection policies; good governance systems; improved physical infra-
structure and human resource development; improved social services
and provision of safety nets; and special intervention strategies for
vulnerable populations.
The Government also sought to improve public accountability for
:its actions. It is implementing about 30 recommendations from the
Bradford report that will enhance the role of the Oversight Committees
in Parliament to better undertake its functions. The Government also
implemented programmes to boost the confidence building in the po-
litical system.
Specifically, the amendment to the Municipal and District Council
Act was passed in 2006 to provide, among other things, autonomy of
governance at the local level.
In the last five years, the Government had done two progress
reports on the PRSP and was embarking on a new one that will set the
development agenda for another five years. The aim was to examine
the progress made with the 2001 PRSP, some of the results that were
achieved and to discuss the areas where the Government did not do so
well so that they can draw from these lessons in designing the second
PRSP that will help provide more jobs, provide greater access to educa-
tion, health water, electricity and social safety nets since Government
sees the PRSP as the people's document for development.
The medium term agenda over the next five years will see the key
elements of the challenges including external resource flows,
reprioritization of investment to meet growth and poverty strategy,
establishing a sustainable framework for political consensus building,
and eliminating distortions and constraints to production; opportuni-
ties with focus on expression and actualization of huge investments,
liberalization and integration of the Caribbean economic system and the
potential for oil production.
The Poverty Analysis provided the results of the 2006 Poverty
Survey. Specifically, moderate poverty levels fell from 36.3 percent in
1999 to 33.1 percent in 2006. Extreme poverty fell from 19.1 percent
to 18.6 percent.
Feasibility studies that are currently ongoing by two of the largest
bauxite/alumina companies in the world would possibly bring in over
US $1 billion in investments in the bauxite belt. The export and invest-
ment promotion exercises also resulted in modest increases in non-
traditional exports and expression of interest of foreign firms to do
business in Guyana. The presence of Digicel is one example of this.
In the oil exploration and bio-fuel sectors, investors' interest is on

the rise. It should be noted that the huge capital investment in the sugar
industry also accounted for the high rise in the fiscal deficit.
With hindsight, these investments plus other private sector driven
downstream investments in the medium- term should make the sugar
industry more competitive.
Procurement laws and regulations were put in place to replace the
1958 administrative procedures that had governed public procurement
for almost 35 years. The Auditor General Department was made au-
tonomous ard reports were directly sent to Parliament.
An outreach programme was put in place by the Ministry of
Amerindian Affairs and General Register Office to provide birth, death
and marriage certificates.
Passports are now being issued through the Immigration Units
within the Guyana Police Force in Essequibo, Berbice, Bartica, Leonora
and Linden.
Some progress was achieved in reducing crime and improving the
administration of justice especially during the last two years.
In the area of crime reduction, more police officers were recruited
and trained. In addition, the capability of the service was improved
with the procurement of vehicles, investigative tools, and communica-
tion equipment.
Substantial progress was made in monitoring and evaluation, over
the last five years. Eight regional monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
working groups were set up to assist in community consultation and to
provide support to the semi-annual Expenditure Tracking Report.
Focal points were also established in the social sector line Minis-
tries and the comprehensive M&E system was designed to track such
activities by sector.
As part of the social statistics project, statistical units were estab-
lished in the line Ministries. Staff was recruited and consultants hired to
provide training and capacity building. The conclusion of this work will
see the population of the M&E system to track PRSP and MDG
indicators nationally and across regions.
Following the 2001 PRSP, the main pillars of the medium term
PRSP continue to be establishing broad-based jobs, creation of eco-
nomic growth; establishing a balance between environmental protec-
tion and sustainable growth; consolidating reforms in developing stron-
ger institutions and better governance; continuing the drive in invest-
ments in human capital; and reprioritizing investments in physical
Participants were divided into various groups that focused on specific
sectors for development and subsequently reported to the plenary.
The PRSP consultations will continue throughout the coun-
try during the coming weeks. (GINA)




The Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) of USS 17.5 Million towards the cost of
implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). The primary
objective of the Programme is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency of
agricultural production in the coastal plain of Guyana.

The Government of Guyana has established the Agriculture Sector Development Unit
[ASDU] within the Ministry of Agriculture which is responsible for the
implementation of all externally funded projects to the agriculture sector including
the ASSP.

The Ministry ofAgriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill
the position of Finance andAccounts Manager in theASDU.

The detailed Terms of References (TORs) for the position is available from the office
of the Director, Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU], Ministry of
Agriculture, at the address given below, as from Monday January 21, 2008 during
normal working hours (8:00 h to 16:00 h, Monday to Friday).

The closing time and date for the receipt of applications is the close of business at
15:30 h on Monday February 4,2008.

Applicants are required to submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their
applications, enclosing a recent C.V., prepared in sufficient detail for the purpose of
evaluation and the names and contact details of three references.

Applicants should ensure that their applications have their full address, phone
numbers and e-mail, so that contact with the Applicants may be facilitated.

Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASD)U]
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road
Georgetown, Guyana




The Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) of US$17.5 Million towards the cost of
implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). The primary
objective of the Programme is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency of
agricultural production in the coastal plain of Guyana.

The Government of Guyana has established the Agriculture Sector Development Unit
[ASDU] within the Ministry of Agriculture which is responsible for the implementation
of all externally funded projects to the agriculture sector including the ASSP.

The Ministry of Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill
the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in theASDU.

The detailed Terms of References (TORs) for the position is available from the office of
the Director, Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU], Ministry ofAgriculture, at
the address given below, as from Monday January 21, 2008 during normal working
hours (8:00 Ih to 16:00 h. Monday to Friday).

The closing time and date for the receipt of applications is the close of business at 15:30
h on Monday February 4,2008.

Applicants are required to submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their
applications, enclosing a recent C.V., prepared in sufficient detail for the purpose of
evaluation and the namesf d contact details of three references.

Applicants should ensure that their applications have their full address, phone numbers
and e-mail, so that contact with theApplicants may be facilitated.

Agriculture Sectoir DOe*lopment Unit [ASDU]
Ministry of Agriculture -
Regent Street & V\lisscngen R'ad
Georgetown, Guyana

1/19/2008, 9:56 PM

20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 20, 2008

USkI team makes eiimbryoI1 [1 h~I7I men

By Helen Briggs
BBC News science reporter

US scientists say they have
produced embryos that are
clones of two men, in an at-
tempt to produce patient-spe-
cific stem cells.
Researchers removed DNA
from donated human eggs, and
replaced it with DNA from the
skin cells of two volunteers.
They produced embryos
with genetic material that
matched the men's, but did not
go on to extract stem cells.
UK experts say the re-
search, published in the journal
Stem Cells, is a small but not a
great step forward.

The team at Stemagen Cor-
poration in La Jolla, California,
says the work could be an im-
portant stage in developing em-
bryonic stem cells for patients.
The group produced five
embryos called blastocysts from
25 donated eggs. DNA finger-
printing proved that at least one
of these was a clone.
"We're the first in the
world to take adult human cells
and then document that in fact
we were able to clone embryos
from them," lead researcher Dr
Samuel Wood told the BBC.
He said the embryos were
destroyed in the process of veri-
fying they were clones, but they
were now working on creating

stem cell lines.
Dr Lyle Armstrong of
Newcastle University is one
of a handful of other re-
searchers who have made
cloned human embryos using
a technique known as nuclear
transfer pioneered in Dolly
the sheep. Unlike the US
team, the Newcastle group
used DNA from embryonic
rather than mature tissue.
Dr Armstrong said the US
study showed that the objective
of using cells from an adult per-
son to make individual stem
cells might one day be possible.
"It's a small step but not a
great step forward," he told
BBC News. "It's interesting

that they've been able to repeat
somatic cell nuclear transfer and
get embryos of the stage where
embryonic stem cells could be
derived, but it is disappointing
that they've failed to derive a
stem cell line."
Many scientists believe that
being able to make stem cell
lines tailored to individual pa-
tients could revolutionise the
treatment and prevention of hu-
man diseases.
But the research has proved

controversial. Korean scientist
Hwang Woo-suk claimed in
2005 that he had created such
cell lines, but the study was
later discredited. Meanwhile,
critics have objected on ethical
grounds, saying it is wrong to
use embryos for research.
Some scientists argue that
clones might not be required to
harvest stem cells. Last year, re-
searchers in Japan and the US
were able to "rewind" adult cells
back to their embryonic state

Bladder surgery...

using a new technique.
Professor Jack Price of
King's College. London, is an
expert on neural stem cells. He
too said the Californian experi-
ment was a small step forward
but not a breakthrough.
"This constitutes techni-
cal progress," he said. "It
shows that the approach us-
ing human embryos does still
have promise and it does pro-
vide justification for continu-
ing that avenue of research."

From page 18

a disease of older people, radiotherapy will play an increasingly important role as the popu-
lation ages, and this study encourages us to believe that such elderly patients will not be dis-
advantaged by having an alternative curative treatment."
Dr Lesley Walker of Cancer Research UK said: "This study certainly opens the debate on which
treatments should be recommended for invasive bladder cancer patients."
He said more research was needed to establish if radiotherapy should replace surgery as the gold
standard treatment for these patients.
Professor Alan Horwich of the Institute of Cancer Research said more work was also needed to
improve the survival rates of bladder cancer patients.
"Work is ongoing to see if adding in chemotherapy could improve survival."


The Management of Guyana/Suriname Ferry Service is
advising that due to the scheduled docking of the M.V.
Canawaima, the M.B. Sandaka will be operating in its place
daily with effect from January 26, 2008,

Departure time from Moleson Creek and South Drain
Terminals are 10:00 h and 12:00 h respectively (local time
for the respective countries). Management regrets any
inconvenience this may cause.




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FOR 2007

Contractors & Consultants are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by
the Regional Administration of Region # 10 for the year 2008

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:

Lot A Building and Civil Works
I. Rehabilitation construction of roads
2. Rehabilitation Construction of Building
3. Construction of Bridges
4. Drainage & Irrigation works
5. Masonry and carpentry ( Small Works)

Lot B furniture (School)
6. Construction of Desk and Benches, etc.

Lot C Services
7. Termite Treatment Services
8. Hygiene Services (SANITEX)

Lot D Consultancy Services
9. Roads
10. Buildings
11. Bridges
12. Drainage and Irrigation Works

Contractors/Consultanis are required to submit at Ihe time of tendering the following:
1. Covering letter identifying the company
2. General background of the Company along with a copy of a valid business
registration of the company.
3. List of machinery and equipment owned or lease by the company.
4. Details of similar works undertaken by the Company over the last (5) years
including authentication.
5. Financial Statement for the last three (3) years and accessible credit facilities.
6. Valid Certificates of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority and
National Insurance Scheme.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the Secretary Regional Tender Board; Region
No. 10 from January 12. 2008 at a non-refundable fee of one thousand dollars ($1000)
Contractors must qualify for each lot separately. Applications should be in a sealed envelope,
bearing no identity of the Contractor and should indicate on the top, left hand corner "Lot
Tendering for..." and address to the Chairman Regional Tender Board, Region 410 and
deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, 19 Republic Avenue,
Mackenzie. Linden. on or before February 6, 2008 at 10:00hrs. Contractors or their
representative may be present at ihe opening.

Mr. Henry Rodney
Regional Executive Officer
Region # 10

Wednesday January 23, 2008
"Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary
Embolism in Gynecology
Dr. John Varallo Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Monday January 28, 2008
"Achieving Targets in Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Mahendra Carpen MBBS DM
Senior Registrar, Medicine/Cardiology
Princess Margaret Hospital, Bahamas

18:00h 19:00h (6-7pm)

Eye Clin'i Waiting Area,
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1CME Credit will be ..warded for each Lecture

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Director, Medical & F.
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To formulate, implement and manage Occupational Health, Safety and
Environmental Policies, Plans and Programmes to ensure compliance with
applicable Laws and Regulations.
Qualifications & Experience:
a. A Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Public Health.
Environmental Studies or Related Field or Equivalent qualifications;
b. Three (3) years relevant Management experience;
c. Good communication and interpersonal skills;
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Diploma in Marketing/ManagementiEconomics Plus One (1) year
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Three (3) subjects GCE/CXC including Mathematics and English
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Sale of the Company's products including Lubricants and Bitumen to new
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Cummings Lodge, ECD or tel.
222-3780, 691-7121.

GROOM SUIT. TEL. 618-9007.

GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417,220-0708,
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.
FRIDGE, freezer, not
freezing, AC not cooling. For
reliable service call Omar -
641-0943, 683-8734.

Work or Student

Handling of Visa
Related Matters For
French Guiana & Europe

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


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

for appliance repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
ROXIE'S Royal Hair
Fashion, City Mall, Regent
and Camp Streets. We give
you what you deserve. Call:
27-8538, 227-7525.
upholstery guaranteed.
Household furniture, office
furniture, vehicles, etc. Tel.
694-7796, 276-3652, 276-

C & S ROOF Gardens on
Sheriff St. Call and book for
your wedding. We also do
catering. Call 227-3128, 641-
8645, 645-0787.
HELLO! the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced, also your
kerorange change to gas. Tel.
220-4073, 664-2332.

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

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
LOOKING for that special
someone! Call Companion
Dating Service and let us find
you that true companion. Free
registration. Tel. 227-3273.
PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
Painting, plumbing, carpentry,
free estimate, etc. Credit terms
available. Call 688-2965.
HAVING problems with your
Peachtree Accounting? Need
someone to do your payroll,
NIS, PAYE or VAT? Then call
Imran on 623-7182 or 231-9822.


Balwain Peisoud & Associates
Certified Immigration Consullonls
Authorized by the Canadian Got., to
Represent Clients in accordance with
Immigration and Refugee Prolection
Adc. We con assist you to Migrate to
Canada Legally, in certain cases less
than 6 months. Skilled Workers.
Businessmen. Students.
Visitors. Work Permits, Refu ees.
Family Sponsorships. Appeals for
Refused Cases, etc.
Deal with only an Authorized
Ask In see credentials
For a consultation call
Guyana: 225-1540 or 622-8308
(anoad: 416-431-8845 or 647-284-0375
Email: bawanlt rsoud@nlahooua.

C. S. GARDEN Design -
creating stunning individual
garden in the middle of the
under jungle. We also hire
brush-cutter, lawn mower, chain
sawn, cultivators. Call 616-
7680, 686-3303.
FOR repairs and services
to washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, micro wave ovens,
etc. Call Home Solutions on
Telephone 227-0060/629-

OPERATOR. CALL 226-9006,


PLEASE CALL 225-7677/88

PORTERS to work in
Market. Starting salary $8000
per week. Tel. 225-1837.
ONE experienced female
Massage Therapist. Also one
Cosmetologist/Nail Technician.
Call 646-3535.
VACANCY exists for
experienced Cosmetologist and
Nail Specialist. Call Tel. No.
HANDYMAN. Apply in
person to ARK Enterprise/The
Container House, 17
Lombard St., Werk-en-Rust.
PERSON to work in
record shop. Must -be
computer literate. Security
guard. Contact Majestics -
Salesgirls, Drivers. Apply
Bissan's Trading, 94 King
Street, Lacytown. 227-3206.
Service. Job opportunity for
attractive girls $7 200 to
$8 000 weekly. Call 231-
1786, 665-3528.
ONE Professional
Seamstress, sewing machine
Operator. Written application
Roxie's Fashion, 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
RIP saw operator, porters to
work in lumber yard. Eccles
Industrial Site. Call Richard -
609-7675, 233-2614.
TWO Kitchen Assistants.
Walk with written application to
German's Restaurant at 8 New
Market Street, North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown
1 Arc & Acetylene welder, 1
Apprentice. Contact Mike's
Muffler, 11 Camp Street, Werk-
en-Rust. Tel. 227-4243 from 9
am to 6 pm.
VACANCY exist, for a
Mathematics teacher at
Imperial College 6 Croal and
Magnet Place. Tel. 227-7627,
615-8916, 615-8919.
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,
spreads and sets, chair covers,
iron board covers and bading,
computer covers table cloth,
mattress cover, lingerie bag.
Call Venie 628-8930.
VACANCY exists for porters,
drivers, bond clerks, office clerks
and cashiers. Apply at Survival
16 Duncan St. & Vlissengen
Road with written application
and passport size photo.
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,
Georgetown. _
2 MAIDS, 3 Receptionists,
1 Supervisor, 2 male video
attendants. Apply in person
Movie World DVD Club, 16 E %'
Duncan Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Tel. 227-0501, 225-9211. Must
be computer literate. No out of
town applicant please.
TWO workers with
experience and computer
knowledge to work in Real
Estate office. Good salary.
Apply with application to The
Manager, Petes Real Estate
Office, Lot 2 George Street, G/
VACANCIES exist for the
following:'experienced Cashiers,
experienced Salesclerks, one
general Cleaner. Please bring
written application in person to
Mike's Pharmacy, Sheriff St.,
between 9 am and 1 pm.


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STATION to rent Barber,
Hairdresser, Nail Technician.
Call 629-9587.
company is seeking Sales
Representative to market its
product. For information call
22-0307 or send
applications to Unit Manager
at 133 Church St., South C/
Burg, Georgetown.

VACANCY exits for
Experienced MANAGER
to work at Club Purple
Heart, Charity,
Essequibo Coast.
Tel. #: 225-2535/626-6909.

VACANCIES exist for (1)
Full-Time teacher to 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.
VACANCY exists for office
Secretary to work on payroll
and NIS. Applicant must be
computer literate and have at
least 3 years experience with
a reputable company.
Applicant should be at least
2 years or older. Please
apply with certificates and
recommendations P & L
Engineering & Construction
Col Ltd., 61 David Street,
Georgetown. Tel. # 227-
4386, 227-4412. Call
between 8 am and 4 pm,
Mon. Friday.

Ability with numbers

Team player,
motivated to perform

20-35 years

Must have own
Apply with written application to:
82 Albert Street, Bourd, GerOetwn
Not later than Januar 31,2008
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, billing, inventory
control and tracking, etc.
Requirements CXC Math,
English + others, MS Office,
Word Excel. Other business
programmes will be an asset.
Please send resume to 136
Sheriff St. or contact us at
Tel. 227-1511. Email:
SAFAND Innovative
Products is looking for three
vibrant and 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
icence 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-


APPLICANT is invited to
fill the position. Office
Personnel Subjects at CXC
or GCE. Excellent
communication skills.
Proficient user of Microsoft
Word & Excel, knowledge of
Accounts will be an asset.
Applications to be addressed
to: The Managing Director,
Everest Construction Inc., Lot
3 Company Path Church
Street, Georgetown. Not later
than January 31, 2008. Only
suitable applicants will be

8148/625-, 624.
Ogle, Turkeyen, Canje, Parika.
Tel. 225-5782, 609-2302.
,4 % ACRES of land
situated at Ruby Backdam with
citrus and permanent crops.
Price negotiable. Call 669-
3474. _
TIMEHRI Public Road -
large land, access to waterfront.
Phone. water. Tel. # 257-0055
or 615-3340.
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.
GUY.SUCO Garden,
Diamond, Chateau Margot,
Parika 13 acre, Vreed-en-
Hoop, Supply, EBD, Bella
Dam, La Grange, WBD,
Tuschen, EBE. Tel. 693-3513,
KURU Kururu 10 acres
farm land, access water and
light, 2 acres farm land, access
to water and light. Call 216-
5500 or 643-1861.
TWO house lots together
to road front situated at Ross
Village, West Coast Berbice.
Serious enquiries only. Contact
328-2230, 649-6540, 695-
BACK on the market for
sale Broad Street, opposite
Gafoors Warehouse, large
prime land 200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million.
Owner 226-1742, 623-1317.
GREIA Linden Highway,
11 acres $14M, Canal No. 2
- $5M, $7M, Supply $15M,
Parika water front land -
$12M. $15M. Happy Acres,
ECD S11M. Tel. 225-4398.
225-3737. 651-7078.
MELANIE Public Road -
1 acre land good location for
as station or super market.
ete's Real Estate Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel.
226-5546, 226-9951, 231-
7432, 223-6218.
81,000 acres land ideal for
resort or farming of citrus and
permanent crops. Pete's Real
Estate. Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown,
Guyana. Tel. 226-5546, 226-
9951, 231-7432, 223-6218.
GREIA Diamond -
$3.3M, $2M, $1M, Grove -
$1M, Triumph $2M, $2.5M,
$3M, Herstelling $3M,
Covent Garden $3M,
Meadow Bank $4M, LBI -
$3M, Lusignan $3M, Vreed-
en-Hoop $4M, Double lots
Prashad Nagar $15M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
DOUBLE lot Republic
Park, .21 000 sq. ft., lot
reduced from $26M to $18M:
off Mandela Ave., D'Urban,
front land, area Grove -
$2.5M, 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,
VERSAILLES house lot
(in gated compound).
bet UG Road & Cancom HO
gated compound 2 house
lots), 7 lots together, HAPPY
ACRES 13 house lots
together. Bel Air Springs -
double lot, Queenstown,
Lamahi- Gardens, Prashad
Nai,ar Diamond. huge water
front. EBD on acres of land.
Sheriff St. 3 lots. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.

AT Tony Reid's Realty 20
000 sq. ft. of land for industrial
purpose, D'Urban front land -
1.9M. Phone 55198/52626/



S6M & S8M


double lot S15M

Broad St, large

land space $20M


223-4928, 660-1214

PROP. SEMI FURN. 227-0972.
WORKING single male or
female for one room. Tel. #
222-5541 8 am to 6 pm.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. at 1 Railway Line,
Kitty. Call 227-0958.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
in Kitty for mature working
couple. Call 612-9364.
REGENT Street two flat
building for business. Call
624-6432 or 234-0481 at
2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment for rent in Atlantic
Gardens. Tel. 220-0830 or 619-
HOUSE by itself and 2-
bedroom furnished apartment in
Nandy Park. 684-4411._
1 BUSINESS place to
rent in Parika, by the Koker.
Perfect for Restaurant. Call
1 BOTTOM flat, 3-bedroom
apartment located at 6 Public
Road. Mc Doom. Call 233-
1-BEDROOM apartment,
semi-furnished located in
Alberttown. Preferable on short
term basis. Call 231-6061.
FURNISHED apartment
with hot and cold bath for
overseas guest. Tel. # 622-
3285, 231-1700
HAVE properties to let or
sell? Our clients both overseas
and locally are ready Tel. 227-
BUSINESS place Camp
St., large and secured ground
floor for any type of businesses.
2-BEDROOM apartment at
207 Barr St.. Kitty $25 000
also bachelor's apt. $16 000.
Same address.
bedroom top flat with
telephone, parking and
overhead tank. 130 Garnett St.,
Kitty. .
bedroom top flat to rent. 80
Laluni St., Queenstown.
Opposite Nimbus. Tel. 226-
7452, _
APT to rent. Grilled, fully
furnished, security services, for
overseas guests. Call # 226-
9448, 691-1392. -
1 NEW 3-storey building
with self- contained rooms,
pressure pump, etc. Tel. #
685-2434, 231-4589.
FURNISHED apartments -
1, 2 & 3 bedrooms at 40
Duncan St Tel. 641-8645. 645-
0787 or 227-3125.
TWO offices, Camp St area -
ideally suitable for internet cafe,
real estate office, etc. Call Richard
- 609-7675, 233-2614.
EAST BANK apt $30
000 US$900 US$1 200,
East Coast US$900 US$1
200 US$3 000, Kitty $90
000. Tel. 227-2256.

HOUSES Alberttown (by
hospital), 2 & 3-bedroom
(parking) apartments $20 000/
$25 000. Call 231-6236.
PRIME business space on
Regent Street. Suitable for any
ty e of businesses. 225-2873,
226-9029, 689-5031.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
i PRIME commercial ground
& second floor 77 Hadfield St.
with restaurant Licence or any
other business. 227-6929, 641-

Busy junction business spot,
(top flat) located
S'.ummings & Middle Sts Albertown
,with 3 large rooms, full size kitchen
i large' -randab, large hall way

Call: 225-4631/225-2501
227-7677, 624-8402

furnished apartments $2 500 &
$4 000 daily at Cummings & 6th
Sts. Call Julian 225-4709 or 227-
2 SEPARATE houses to rent
Alberttown, 1 2-bedroom $50
000 available immediately, 1 3-
bedroom $65 000 available
,from Feb 11. Call 672-3585.
EXECUTIVE house and
apt. for rental from US$600 with
AC and hot and cold bath. Tony
Reid Realty 225-5198, 225-
2626, 225-3068.
ONE two-storey concrete
building, fully furnished, four
bedrooms 2 bathrooms, parking
for two vehicles. Section 'K' C/
ville. Tel. 225-1346.
BEL Air Garden furnished
four- bedroom executive
concrete building with all
conveniences. K S. RAGHUBIR
Agency -225-0545. 642-0636.
PLACE for rent as a going
concern. 48 Princes & Russell,
formerly a Game Shop and
Club. Suitable for many other
things. Phone 226-6603, 231-
9371 on or before 6 pm.
PRIME business spot on
Sheriff Street. Restaurant and
Bar, interested person only.
Contact C & S Club. 641-8645,
645-0787, 227-3128
WELCOME overseas guests.
We offer furnished one-
bedroom, luxurious apartments
and executive houses. Call
Diana 227-2256.
TWO-BEDROOM upper flat.
Toilet, bath, sink at Hague Jib,
WCD $20 000 monthly. Tel.
610-4438, 276-3245 or 226-
ONE three-bedroom
upstairs semi-furnished,
overhead tank, garage
parking. Tel. 225-4413, 619-
9972. 614-0949, 220-1306.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
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 for good
location. Located in Middle
Street. Call -+(592) 226 0891..
TOP flat situated in the
heart of the capital city of
Guyana "- .i: Bourda
District n ,. .. Adults
only No animals in Guyana.
Phone 227-8927, in USA.
Phone 1-718-697-6067.
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,

flat. Contact 227-3128.
Cell 641-8645, 645-0787.
floors Charlotte St offices etc. 2
floors Waterloo St.,2 huge
bonds Festival City,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148,
top floors 1 500 sq. ft. each,
furnished four-apartment
building, furnished top and
bottom flats, furnished one &
two-room apartments, fully
equipped bar. Tel. 225-5782,
Air Springs/Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, Queenstown, Ogle with
pool, AA Eccles, New
rovidence APARTMENTS -
Section 'K' C/ville, Courida
Park. TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
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.

COURIDA PARK, furnished I
bedroom apt $50,000.00
bedroom top flat S100,000.00
BAGOTSTOWN, 1 bedroom apt
3 bedroom top flat, cable TV
Lomaha St, 3 bedroom house




OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building 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.
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.

CALL 223-2206._
PROPERTY in South Road.
Contact Mr. John. Tel. 639-
2132, 639-2133.
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road. Call 220-9199,
storey wooden & concrete
building, down stairs business -
$9M neg./US$45 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St., Bourda 2-
storey concrete building road to
alley $75M/US$375 000.
Ideal for business. Ederson's -
concrete 6 luxurious bedrooms
mansion on 3 house lots. Ideal
international hotel. $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
D'URBAN St., Lodge 2-
storey concrete 4 2-bedroom
apartments. Monthly rent will
pay your mortgages $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
SOUTH Ruimveldt 2-
storey wooden & concrete
building 4 bedrooms, bottom
3-bedrooms/offices $10M/
US$50 000. Ederson's 226-
NEW Hope, EBD 2-storey
building, land road to river.
Ideal Tor wharfage $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-

KINGSTON vacant 2-
storey concrete building 4
luxurious bedrooms/offices.
Ideal international hotel -
$50M/US$225 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.


Two-storey concrete &
wooden house.
!Concrete yard & fence
Two AC Rooms and
complete grill

Enmore, ECD

256-3979, 686-0976

BRICKDAM overseas/local
religious organization. Ideal
building for any religious
functions- $45M/US$22 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St. .- 3 2-storey
wooden buildings. Ideal 3-storey
supermarket, sublet 20 mini-
mails $26M/US$130 000.
Owner needs medical.
Ederson's 226-5496.
building along public road,
facing Atlantic, back/front
driveway. 3 patios $14.5M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
PARIKA new shopping
center invests wisely A) 2-
storey building B) general store
C) bond $60 M/US$300 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
properties to buy areas: Kitty/C/
ville, Queenstown, Alberttown.
Have interested buyers.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BB ECCLES, vacant new 2-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion A/C.
Inspection anytime $30M neg.
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
V/HOOP. WCD 2-storey
concrete fully furnished
building. Ideal for Cambio,
insurance $35M/US$175 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
17.29 ACRES, cultivated
farm at Yarrawkabra 2 large
chicken pens. 1 house and wafer
facilities. Call 233-2315, 656-
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. 225-0545.
BUYING selling and renting
houses, business places, office
space, executive apartment. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
front building with land space,
no repair, immediate vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
Telephone 225-0545.
KITTY $15M New Market
St. $15M, Ogle *$17M,
business place .$15M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
NEW Providence large four-
bedroom executive concrete
building, no repair, immediate
vacant possession. Telephone
UG AREA newly
constructed four- bedroom
executive concrete building,
immediate vacant possession.
Tel. 226-3866.
GREIA Melanie, ECD -
incomplete concrete building -
40 x 30 $4M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Prashad Nagar,
large concrete building newly
constructed in quiet area Price
- $32M. Tel. 225-4398. 225-
3737, 651-7078.
FOR the best Real Estate
Service, Tony Reid's Realty -
225-3068, 225-2626, 225-5196.
Properties in Newtown, South
Ruimveldt and Civille below
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.

K' C/VILLE $40.5M.
VISH REALTY 225-9780,
GREIA Subryanville,
old building on land $11M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737,
GREIA.- Eccles large
concrete incomplete 30 x
80 $10M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
PROPERTY for sale
Block 8 Mon Repos water,
electricity telephone and
road $3.5M. Call 622-7338
or 234-0252.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house upstairs washroom
toilet and bath $9M,
Blankenb,urg, WCD. 627-
0234, 617-6374.
ONEi G'reat Republic
concrete property value
$28M. Reduced to $19M.
Vacant. Phone 225-2626/
Rebos, recently built, upstairs
bath, toilbti phone, etc. and
water $6.5M. Call 627-
8296, 234-0259.
FUTURE Homes Realty
has houses to sell. Prices -
$3.9M to :US$1.2M Call -
227-4040, 669-7070, 628-
NO. Agert. Call Hubert -
227-1633i to view beautiful.
Ideal property 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrobms, 2 kitchens,
concrete. ISuits 2 families.
2-STOREY back house at
182 Barr St., Kitty (behind
Mac's Vulcanizing Shop) -
$10M. Call Zena or Miss
Shaw on 648-0340.






and land for sale $7.5M, at
N/S Grove, EBD. Ideal spot
for any business. Tel. # 216-
0147 or 665-5702.
1 LARGE 2-flat concrete
building (3- bedroom) at Lot
284 Hydronie Parika, EBE.
Asking price- $9M neg. Call
455-2512 or 269-0204.
HOUSE in Good Hope on
the East Coast excehent
condition, 4 beds, furnished or
unfurnished. $25 million
negotiable. 218-0303, 655-
LETHEM, Rupununi -
one new single bedroom
house and one renovated
three- bedroom house on 18
000 sq. ft., titled lot. Tel. 772-
GREIA Cotton Field,
Essequibo, near New Market,
large concrete building good
for any business $26M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
Eccles' $30M, Queenstown
- $34M $65M,
Campbellville $12M $10M
- 15M. South Road $18M
- $120M. Tel. 227-2256.
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-
GREIA Le Ressouvenir,
ECD, laroe vacant plot of
iandC 6 lots in residential area
- S50,' Large expanse of
land with factory Price
negotiable. Tel. 225-4398.
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Lamaha St..
back building $7.5M.
Public Road, Kitty $16M,
Best Road, Vreed-en-Hoop -
S8M. D Urban St. $15M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737,

1/19/2008, 8:30 PM


GREIA North Road near
Camp Streets, large two-storey
concrete and wooden building
$40M, Camp Street business
property $50M. Tel. 225-
*4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Harbour bridge
area $7M, Houston $5M,
Eccles $8M, Herstelling -
$11M, Grove $8M, Eccles
Public Road double lots with
large concrete building. Price
$52M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
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.
3-BEDROOM wooden
building, South Road,
Georgetown upstair washroom,
toilet and bath. Pete's Real
Estate-Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown,
Guyana. Tel. 226-5546, 226-
9951, 231-7432, 223-6218.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house, flat building, excellent
location, Earl's Court LBI.
Pete-'sReal Estate, Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel.
226-5546, 226-9951, 231-
7432, 223-6218.
3-BEDROOM concrete
and wooden excellent
building D'Urban Street with
going business. Pete's Real
Estate, Ldt 02 George Street,
Werk-en;Rust, George town,
Guyana. Tel. 226-5546,N2-26-
9951, 231-7432, 223-6218.
-3-BEDROOM wooden and
concrete building, on Agricola,
Public Road, East Bank
Demerara wirh going business.
Pete's Rea Estate Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
MGeorgetown, Guyana. Tel.
226-5546, 226-9951, 231-
7432, 223-6218.
GREIA Le Ressouvenir,
large concrete 2-storey house
on extra spacious land with
large swimming pool and
other facilities on fenced,
elevated land, near the East
Coast Public Road. Call for
inspection and make an offer.
Tel 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA Plaisance, newly
constructed concrete building
with modern facilities $18M
neg., Campbellville $16M,
$12M, Kitty $9.5M
Alberttown $18M, $30M,
Mmntrose, ECD $8M,
Triumph $7M, $12M,
Strashey $4M, Success -
$1l2M. eTel. 225-4398, 225-
33737, 651-7078.
$9.5M, Craig, EBD $3.7M,
Good Hope, ECD $11.5M.
LAND New Rd. V/Hoop WCD
--$4.8M. Cail Seeker's
Choice Real Est. 223-6346/
--3-bedroom concrete house -
2-toilets & baths 2 verandas
- servants quarters yard
space with fruit trees &
more.$24M. Norbert deFreitas
- 231-1506, 642-5874.
SOUTH Park 7
bedroormis, 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 others.
Contact Roberts Realty First
Federation Life Bldg., 227-
7-627, 227-3768, 644-2099.
MAINSTAY, Essequibo,
Diamond H/S, McDoom,
Republic Park, Cummings
Lodge, Stabroek, Queenstown,
Cummingsburg, Lacytown,
Kingston, Alberttown, Bel Air
Park, Versailles mansion gated
community, Diamond mansion,
Georgetown prime commercial
exclusive resort. Tel. 225-5782,
STAR REALTY. Newtown, Kitty
- $10M, Rivers View $4.5M,
4.3 acres with house), Bel Air
ark $24M, La Penitence -
$18M, Kingston $50M, Ogle
- $28M, Ogle- $19M,
D'Urban Street $20M,
Vergenoegen $15M, land in
Leguan 90 acres $300 000
er acre. Advertise your car,
house, or land for sale/rental
or your business on our site:
primestaronlinegy.com for as
low as $4000 for one month.
Call Nikky today: 227-3877,
696-5241. Kush- 680-8933,

ONE Great Republic
concrete property value $28M.
Reduced to $19M. Vacant.
Phone 225-2626/55198/231-
ONE two-storey building
situated on transported land
(82' x 268'), between Public
road and river, 15 000 water
tanks, fruit trees. Location
Parika, EBE. Tel. 225-1346.

TEL. 259-3137.
ENGINE. CALL 222-4966.
RIMS. CALL 610-0653.
FOR SALE. CALL 646-9222.
225-5782, 609-2302.

DVD PLAYS from $99L5.

FROM $19,9M5

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TEL: 231-7104

POMPEK pups fully
vaccinated dewormed. 231-
4702, 618-2240.
1 LISTER Petter Marine
engine, 6-cylinder diesel. Call
220-9077. *
1 6-CYLINDER Perkins
engine, working condition. Tel.
227-6072, 644-1981.
1 ALUMINIUM canter (box)
tray with back and side door.
Call 260-2806, 621-2859
IMPORTED pools table
with slate reasonable price.
Contact C & S Club. 645-0787,
641-8645, 227-3128.
BRAND new Electric stove,
dish washer, large coffee maker,
4-piece wicker chair. 227-2145.
KENMORE upright freezer
20 cubic feet. Chest freezer 7
cubic. Best offer. 627-6659,
NAT-URAL Organic herbs
available in a wide variety for
different sicknesses. Tel. 227-
2145, 231-1284, 227-1939,
ONE music system, 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995.
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to
1 6-CYLINDER Perkins
engine, working condition. Tel.
227-6072, 644-1981.
PURE bred Pit Bull pups
for sale. 6 mths, old dewormed
and vaccinated. Contact 619-
1 4 MONTHS old
Rottweiler mixed with German
Shepherd. Contact No. 276-
0600 or 654-1164.
1 AIR brush compressor, 1
electrical buffer, 1 hot pot, 1
pedicure spa; airbrush paint.
Tel. 618-9007.,
OWNER Leaving.
Complete computer system
printer, etc. Junior Prajero. 226-
4192, 226 075.
1 KAWASAKI Ninia 250
Motorcycle, 1 Cannon NP 1215
Photocopier, needs repairs. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-4709.
PURE bred Pit bull
puppies, 4 months old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact 269-0790, 269-0032.

SAW. TEL. 264-1060.
ONE 18 inch surface
planner and rip saw fully
powered by engine. Tel. 226-
1629. '-




IMa u 11 1 1iimm v
TEL: 231-7104

1 DELL computer, 1 inverter
charger (Nippon). Contact 218-
4507, 681-1971 (Bobby).
PURE bred Pit Bull pups for
sale 6 weeks old, dewormed
and vaccinated. Contact # 227-
STALL for sale in Bourda
Market. Contact Elizabeth on
617-0016 anytime or 227-
6330 after 4 pm.

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


GENERAC Guardian 15000
watts portable generator set on
wheels, 110-220, electric start,
practically new. $850 000 neg.
Call 624-8402, 227-3939, 225-
STEREO set in pieces like
amplifier CD Deck, crossover
and more; (1) freezer; (1) Nissan
Caravan; (1) bungalow house -
three-bedroom, toilet and bath.
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-

Including New leather
jacket, new gloves,
New full face helmet (Shoo)
Price negotiable

Compaq Desk

Top Computer
Monitor, CPU,
Speakers, Printer

Tel: 609-6374

17.29 ACRES, cultivated
farm at Yarrawkabra, 2 large
chicken pens, 1 house and
water facilities. Call 233-2315,
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.
1 75Hp Yamaha and 22-ft
boat, 1 40Hp Yamaha and 18-ft.
boat, in excellent condition.
Serious calls only. Tel. 260-4459,
2 12 000 BTU air-
conditioners, I 1 700 watts
inverter, 1 pressure washer, 2
water pumps, Freon gas copper
welding rods. Call 6 3-7212.
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 4-04A & 141 also
Helium for balloons and argon
gas Phone 233-0608 (8am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.


Pebble $36,99-1 IRsL .
Cases, Crtal Boy/Cas es, Silicone
Body & Plastic Boxy. Chargers,
Batteries, Earplece ll phe
C azrc P 22-6995
V 4050 WATTS

SCrealdy/, Sioney

latest models of phones. Repairs
to all cellphonbes
We ribeB M1 -IeI11rie M8c DootBml

Public Road, EB.Ph. one
1NO 6"LHR BRA N 24
PLASMA TVs video
projectors laptop computers
electric and box guitars, digital
cameras, PDA cell phones.
Contact Patrick 226-6432,
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
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient
service 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone
338-2221 & 338-2335 (8 am -
4 pm) Mon. to Fri. (Sat 8 12).
1 6" LAND dredge with 2
- 4-cylinder Perkins 1 000
Series, complete with camp
pipes, etc. $4M neg. Call #

cp Computer and
end Soft are Sales
*" A-.~:!

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 C0, A+ Network +
Training Manuals and many


Call: 225-1540 or 622-8308
HONDA generators 3000
new Honda Pressure washers
3000 new, Honda water
ump 2&3", Lister generator,
incoln welders '225 Amp
compressor new 35 HP
evindrued outboard with all
remote and storing. Tel. Cell
627-6659, 327-53 8. __
VACUUM motors)
industrial pressure washer pump
section 2400 & 2700 PSI, Sony
DVD/VCR recorder combo
pressure washer rubber seals
(water). Tel. 231-1786, 665-
BANGA Mary seine No. 9
twine (2 2" 2 s" & 3 inches)
trout & snapper seine, float &
rope in all sizes. (Garlic
wholesale). Best prices in
Guyana. Contact Edwin 338-
2345 or 613-8036.

PURE bred Dachshund
puppies, 6 weeks old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
226-9548, 660-2713.
12 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd
puppies, fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Phone 223-0754
START your kids early. 1
Dell 2300 Pentium IV 2GHz
system with 17" monitor.
Original XP, works, Work CDs
$85000 neg. 680-1055.
IN stock 4mm % $1525
each 3/8 % 5/8 ply board,
450 gals water tank, galvanised
pipes, long boots, rain coat and
suits. Waheed's General Store,
113 Pike St., Kitty. Tel. 226-
7585, Fax. 226-75866.
1 FEAT combine 3 700 in
ood working condition, next to
rand new track; 1 9-ton 4 Smith
Hiace, 1 tyre machine, 1 balancer
for wheel. Reasonable price.
Owner leaving country. Cal 339-
2327, 339-2254.
SINGH AT 225-9156 OR 617-
CAUSTIC Soda 55 lbs $5
000 alum 55 lbs $5 800 Soda
Ash 55 Ibs $7500, sulphuric
acid 45 gals- $52 200, granular
chlorine & chlorine gas all
prices are VAT inclusive. 233-
0608 (8 am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.
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
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.
FRIDGE with voltage
regulator $45 000, 2 single
solid wood beds without sponge
$4 000 each, 6-chair dining
set $8 000, wardrobe $4
000, Berbice chair $2 000, 2
single living room chairs $4
00 cradle $7 000. 680-1055.
SALE for one month only.
Black & coloured leotards &
tights. Also in stock dancing
shoes, ballet skits, costume,
swim suits, gym wear, school
uniforms and much much more.
Visit Roxie's Fashion,
Merriman's Mall, Bourda. Call:
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 10 Amp
3-pole breaker heating element
for hot water tank, 1 liquid
Nitrogen container. Call 627-

CALL 648-9521.
CONTACT 231-8661, 688-9167.
1 AE 100 CERES car. Price
- $850 000. Call 264-1060.
Excellent condition. Tel. # 610-
1 ENCLOSED Mitsubishi
canter truck, GKK Series. Price
neg. Call 220-9077.
ONE Toyota RZ, working
condition $815 000. Tel. 220-
4103. Cell 655-7282.
1 FORD F150 Triton, 4-
door sports model. Never
registered. Call 698-3904.
ONE 3-ton enclosed
canter truck sold as is. Call
ONE RZ Long Base
minibus. Contact Tessa
Francois. Tel. # 218-1749.
AT 170 CARINA. Price -
$800 000. Tel. No. 270-5018,
225-2487, 698-3435.
JAILING 110-7 motor cycle.
LF-200 Sports Like both new.
Tel. 644-3243.
4 RZ minibuses. Price from
$850 000 to $1 550 000. All
prices neg. Phone 268-3953,
ONE Mitsubishi two-ton
canter diesel GHH 2910. 672-
3564, 220-6842, 645-3795,
1 AT 150 CARINA, in
excellent condition. Price -
$350 000. Call 253-3157, 649-

automatic, fully powered. AC
music. Call 256-3216, 621-


3 RZ

225-0700, 023-8972
Be liind riBPIckdaiM Police Station0

1-EP 82 Toyota Starlet (2-
Door Turbo), Auto, F/P, A/C,
mags, CD player, (PHH Series).
Price $950 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/ 621-5902
1 AT 192 CARINA- mags,
music, AC, fully powered.
Owner leaving country. Call
220-2047, 657-8700.
HILUX Extra cab $3.5M,
Canter $2M, Suzuki swift $550
000, Madza R3 $600 000.
Contact 610-2021 or 220-

Lincoln Town Car

Fully powered, Leather interior,
DVD/IV, Sound System Mag Wheel,
full executive car,low mileage
Must see -

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

ONE Honda CRV 60
000 Krn, CD player, fog lamps,
etc. PKK Series $3.4M (neg.)
Call 627-8296, 234-0259.
1 NISSAN Pick up, 1 3-ton
Mitsubishi enclosed canter.
Both in excellent condition.
Call 260-2806, 621-2859.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck,
GKK Series, 2-ton, double
wheel in immaculate
condition $1 450 000. Call
276-0313 or 626-1141.

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

Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nice, 16 "Mag wheels

1 MARINO (PHH Series).
Spoiler, rims, CD deck,
excellent condition $1 050
000, neg. Call Chandrapaul -

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ONE Toyota Hilux Pick-up,
GJJ 1813. Please contact 645-
9610. Excellent condition.
GOING cheap 1 Toyota
Dyna Canter truck, 2 2 ton,
excellent condition. Call 662-
6897 or 627-3532.
1 TOYOTA Carina (212).
Just off the wharf Reg. # PKK
8864. Tel. 694-2052, 222-
3317, 233-3105.
1 SILVER Toyota Corolla
PKK 8960, excellent
condition, leather interior,
Keyless Entry & Alarm, CD
player, mag rims. Contact D. P.
Nehaul. 274-0424.
1 TL BEDFORD truck with
full-time contract 1 Ford
backhoe. Both in good working
condition. Tel. 265-4726, ce l
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-

B r

PKK series, one owner
never worked hire before.

225-9700,6 023-9972
Behind rickdanm Police Stalio

ONE 125 Jialing scooter,
CE Series, excellent condition
$150 000 neg. Call 646-
1338, 223-3501, 692-6621.
GRAND Cherokee Ltd. -
Leather interior, spinners,
Accura Legend leather interiors
18" Lexaxi rims. Contact
Patrick. Tel. # 226-6432, 623-
FOUR (4) minibuses just off
wharf. Never registered, CD,
new mags, seats, sliding
windows, etc. One 1s (2003
Model). 647-5124, 641-8647.
ONE Toyota Camry
automatic. (BWD Just sprayed
over, working. Price $325
000 negotiable. Tel. 626-
1125, 687-5006.


1 Small Bus
GEE Series
$250,000 Neg.

225-0700, 823-0072
Behind Blichdai Police Staion

ONE Mitsubishi Lancer,
(PJJ series), one owner. Never
work hire one AT 192 Carina.
Both immaculate condition.
Tel. 662-1156, 259-3237 or
WORKING Vauxaul Viva
being sold as scrap. No
reasonable offer refused. 231-
4702, 618-2240.
1 AT 192 fully powered,
rims, music, AC, clean
condition. Going reasonable.
Contact 648-9708 or 226-
1 Toyota Previa mini-van,
7-seater, automatic, fully
pov ered, a/c, mag rims side
door. CD player, cruise control,
low mileage (came in brand
new). $1.9M. Contact Rocky -

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 624-3878


1 AT 212
1 st Owner
never worked hire

225-9700, 623-9972

Behind Bpickiom Police Stalliol

1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (2002
new model), automatics, fully
powered, A/C, CD, Crystal lights,
mags. Price $5.4M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
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
1- EP 82 Starlet (4-door),
Automatic, mag. Excellent
condition. Price $850,000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Titan (just
registered) double cab. Fully
loaded price $6.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Prado (8 seater)
1993 (diesel engine) 2L
automatic, F/P, AC, 4x4, CD.
Price $4.1M. Contact Rocky #
621-5902, 225-1400.



All Private

(Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mags, CD player, sidebars,
Price $3M. Hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
TOYOTA Extra Cab Pick-up
4 x 4, excellent condition, mag
rims, AC. Toyota Previa
minivan, DVD. 225-2873, 226-
9029, 689-5031.____
1 LAND Rover defender 110
series Turbo Diesel winch &
snorkel tray has hard cover, 1
T100 white pick-up truck. Call 618-
3514, 218-1469.



225-9700, 023-09972
Behind Brickdam Police Statio

Series $300 000 negotiable.,
1 Canon 4050 photocopying
machine $110 000
negotiable. Tel. 220-4508, 680-
1 TOYOTA Tundra -
immaculate condition. Price -
$3.9M. 1 Toyota Camry SV 40 -
immaculate condition $1.8M.
Tel. # 625-034, 220-7360.
MITSUBISHI canter truck
Long Base, 4D35 diesel engine,
6-speed gear box, AC, power
window and mirrors, 16 tyre,
imported from Japan. 74 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 226-9109.
Glanza, imported from Japan,
fully equipped to race, includes
racing 15" mags racing
suspension, etc. Racing low off
valve, turbo timer. 74 Sheriff
St., 226-9109.
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.


- A ., 5&'7 ..-

Nissan Extra Cab Pick-up
225-0700, 023-9072 5 speed excellent condition,
working perfect
Behind Brickdam Police Statio GKK 8568. $1.3M CASH

-i~e *i ., -" i.

1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
(Private) manual, magrims.
rice $475 000. Contact Rocky
- 621-5902 or 225-1400.
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully power,
mags. Price $550 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-1400.
TOYOTA Celica 2 doors,
sun roof, flip lights, automatic
transmission. Price $300 000
negotiable. Tel. 222-3135 or
AT 212 192 CARINA, AE
100 Corolla, Pajro JR, EP 82
Starlet Turbo, Ceres, FB 14 Nissan.
Amar 621-6037, 227-2834.
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 Extra cab (4x4)
manual, (diesel engine) mags,
crash bar, AC & CD price $2.3M.
Contact Rock, 225-1400 or

Ford F I 5i Single Cab
SVT engine (fast engine)
Mug Wheels, CD Player
GKK 8569. S2.2 CASH

1 212 CARINA, PKK 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.
MITSUBISHI Lancer. Silver
- fully powered. AC, CD pr'iyel
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.
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-
'1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, crash bar $1.9M (4x4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
ONE Toyota RZ minibus -
music, mags, crystal lights.
Excellent condition $1.1
million. One 3Y minibus/van -
food, good, working condition
- $350 000 neg. Please call
222-5523, 645-8870.
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 618-3514, 218-

aiT I I tI

2000 Ford f250 Super Duy Sinlei ,4x4 4WDDrive,
ovioiroti, A/(,withtroy cover, sece endosed.
Excellent condition
registered GKK9463.

ONE NZE 121 Corolla 2
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Guyana, Grenada clash in

international 'friendly' today

By Joe Chapman

IF nothing else, an expected
large turnout of football fans
will witness a very competitive
match this afternoon when the
Golden Jaguars, Guyana's se-
nior national team, take on
Grenada in an international
'friendly' at the GCC ground,
Bourda, from 15:00 h.
Technical Director of the
Guyana team, Jamal Shabazz,
said he liked the competitive
spirit exemplified by all the play-
ers, but said there will be switch-
ing around of the strikers for this
game; but this is not to say that
last Sunday's starters against St
Vincent, Collie Hercules and Gre-
gory Richardson, had played
Shabazz said the general idea
will be to rotate players at this

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stage and move them around, as
Guyana seek to get their best
players ready for the World
Cup Qualifiers come March
this year when they play the
winner of the Suriname/
Montserrat clash.
However, Shabazz notes
that this will be the last
game for the Grenadians be-
fore they play their second
round World Cup qualifier
and the visitors had been
training for the past six
He anticipates that "it is
going to be tough for us because
it is our early days yet in our
World Cup preparation."
But Shabazz, the man in
charge to bring Guyana suc-
cess, says of the Grenadians,
"it is the game to sharpen them
for their actual qualifier".

He said this game will give
his staff an idea of where the
players are at present. He ex-
pects the challenge to be
tougher than the game against
St Vincent and hopefully the
ground conditions will be bet-
Shabazz and his staff,
coach Wayne Dover and assis-
tant Kevin Pearce, think the
likely starters in front will be
Nigel 'Powers' Codrington
and Anthony Abrams, while
the midfield will be centred on
the returning England-based
midfield player Shawn
Beveney. Fans will also have
a good look at US-based Sean
Cameron, who has blended
well in the middle and will be
accompanied by Kayode
McKinnon and Shawn

The defence comprises cap-
tain Charles Pollard, Walter
Moore, Carey Harris, Orlando
Gilgeous and Selwyn Isaacs to
choose from, while in goal will be
either Richard Reynolds or
Shawn Johnson.
Both teams wrapped up
preparations yesterday. The
Golden Jaguars first held sessions
at the Guyana National Service
ground in the morning and at the
Bourda sward in the afternoon.
The Grenadians arrived yes-
terday and were able to have a
session on Independence Park
(Parade Ground).
The Grenada team manager,
Augustine Jones said his team
has a blend of experience and Un-
der-23 players and promised a
"competitive game".
Their core players will be
built around Frank Baptiste,

Ricky Charles, Patrick
Modeste, Shane Renay, and
Mark Marshall while
Desmond Noel will be be-
tween the uprights.
Among the Under-23
players will be Kwan Baptiste
and Hanson Cuffie.
The Grenada head coach,
Norris Wilson, said he is aware
of the many strides Guyana
have made recently in terms of
their performance at the inter-
national level and he is looking
forward to the clash.
He said his team has a lot
of young players who will be
looking to make a name for
themselves at this level.
He is assisted by Kenton
Roberts while Jevon Alexis
is the trainer and Kellon
Baptiste is the goal-keeping

Windies umpires support ...

From back page

of the ICC's elite umpires,
was replaced for the third
Test after making errors that
angered India in the second
Test in Sydney.
Bucknor's mistakes con-
tributed to the Australians'
winning the match with just
nine minutes to spare on the fi-
nal day.
The Board of Control for
Cricket in India immediately
protested Bucknor's appoint-
ment for the third Test, and also
threatened to pull their team
out of the series over the ban-
ning of Harbhajan Singh for
three Tests after Procter found
the off-spinner guilty of using
a racial slur at man-of-the7

match Andrew Symonds.
Singh was subsequently
reinstated pending an ap-
peal, and coupled with the
decision to replace Bucknor
with New Zealand's Billy
Bowden for the third Test in
Perth, the way was cleared
for the series to continue as
Bucknor has officiated in
the Final of every World Cup
since 1992, and has stood in a
world record 120 Tests.
The WICUA statement
to Bucknor joined chorus of
international voices suggest-
ing that the ICC's move sets
a bad precedent.
"We do not support the
decision of the ICC to replace
you as the umpire for the third

Test as it sends the wrong signal
to those countries that are awash
with cash, power and influence
that they can get what they want
as a result of their status.
"This is wrong and I hope
that the ICC will have discus-
sions regarding this decision
with a view not to repeat it in
the future," the statement
In a short statement from
his home in Jamaica last week,
the 61-year-old Bucknor had
said he was saddened by the
ICC's decision to remove him
from the series when it is ac-
cepted that as humans, errors
will be made.
"To err is human, to forgive
divine, as the old saying goes,"
Bucknor said.

"However, I consider it a
sad day to see umpires side-
lined after making only two
wrong decisions out of a record
of 35 appeals. I have no fur-
ther comment to make on this
matter at this time," added
Bucknor, a former FIFA (foot-
ball) referee.
There was a rush of
negative reaction to the
ICC's ruling, coming from
several quarters including
the West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB), West Indies
team manager and coach
Clive Lloyd and John Dyson,
respectively, Australian fast
bowler Glenn McGrath, who
all condemned the ICC for
removing Bucknor from the

Kumble hails his players after beating Australia

By Julian Linden

PERTH, Australia (Reuters)
- India captain Anil Kumble
has praised the character of
his players for the gallant
way they fought back from
the disappointment of losing
in Sydney to beat Australia
in the third Test yesterday.
India pulled off a stunning
72-run victory to hand Austra-
lia their first Test loss against
any team in nearly 2-1/2 years
and their first at home for more
than four years.
Few people gave In-
dia any chance of de-
feating the Australians
on the notoriously fast
and bouncy WACA pitch
after they lost the first
two matches in
Melbourne and Sydney
but they defied their
critics with a deserving

"We had our moments in
Melbourne and Sydney but
I'm really happy that we
could grab those opportuni-
ties here in Perth," Kumble
told a news conference.
"We were 2-0 down and we
knew we could lose the series
here if we didn't play really
well so it was important that
we came back and we've done
Kumble said he was espe-
cially proud of the way his
players had been able to dis-
tance themselves from the bit-
ter fallout between the teams
in Sydney and the suspension
of Harbhajan Singh for an al-
leged racist offence.
There were fears the tour
might even be cancelled but
Kumble said the players had
agreed to put it all behind
them and just concentrate on

the cricket.
"I don't think there was any
kind of revenge or ill-feeling but
it was important that we rallied
around ourselves," he said.
"We all sat down and dis-
cussed how we were going to go
forward. That's when we decided
we'd concentrate on cricket and
leave the rest of the matters to
whoever needs to handle it.
"It was important we fo-
cused all our efforts on playing
cricket. I'm really glad every-
one responded and stepped up
to the plate."
Kumble missed India's stun-
ning turnaround win over Austra-
lia in Calcutta in 2001 but said
beating the Australians in Perth
ranked as one of Indian cricket's
greatest achievements.
"Considering the fact that no
visiting team gets any sort of

chance coming into Perth and
being 2-0 down, it was a great
effort and a brilliant victory,"
he said.
"If you look back at what-
ever victories I've been in-
volved in both at home and
away this will probably rank
as one of the best.
"We came here to win
the series, to play good
cricket and show that the In-
dian team is a good Test
cricket unit and I'm really
happy that we've been able
to do that.
"Even in Sydney we did that
but unfortunately we didn't get
the result there and we've shown
that, in what is regarded as prob-
ably the home turf for Australia,
that we've been able to beat them
here so it's very special.
"Now we have to take
this confidence to Adelaide
and try and level the series."

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 20, 2008 27

Federer outlasts woRT CHRON 49 to rCLEach fourth round

Federer outlasts world number 49 to reach fourth round

By Ossian Shine
MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) Cultured artist
Roger Federer turned Swiss
slugger yesterday, soaking up
all his opponent's big shots to
salvage his Australian Open
dream and reach the fourth
round by the narrowest of
While big names dropped
like flies on daiy six, the defend-
ing champion drew on all his
big-match experience to fight
off world number 49 Janko
Tipsarevic 6-7, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1, 10-
It took Federer a shade un-

der four hours to repel the Serb
and breathe new life into his bid
for a 13th grand slam crown.
"What a great battle," the
world number one said.
"This is where you get grey
hair early in life.
"Pity for him, but what a
great victory for me."
The sport's ultimate fighter
Lleyton Hewitt followed
Federer's lead and donned the

gloves to floor 15th seed
Marcos Baghdatis 4-6. 7-5, 7-
5, 6-7, 6-3 in the latest finish of
a singles match in grand slamin
It was 04:33 h by the time
the Australian slammed a
forehand return winner into
the corner after four hours 45
minutes of see-saw action.
"I am just happy to get
through," Hewitt sighed. "It
wasn't easy for either of us. For
Federer to go so long ... all the
people waiting outside ... yeah,
it was tough for everyone."
Federer had looked down
and out at times during his
match, sluggish, heavy on his
feet and struggling for motiva-
"I thought I was in great
shape winning the fourth set and
just tried to stay with him." he
said. "He was just going for his
shots and kept making them. In
the end, I just tried to block out
all the chances I missed."
Next up for him is Czech
13th seed Tomas Berdych.
Federer's epic pushed the
evening session back and meant
Hewitt's clash with Cypriot
Baghdatis began at 11:47 h lo-
cal time the latest a match
had ever started'at Melbourne
Nothing could separate
former world number one
Hewitt and 2006 runner-up
Baghdatis as they went toe-to-
toe on centre court.
Hewitt looked as though he
had done enough when he
soared into a fourth-set lead but
blew a 5-1 lead and a match
point at 5-2.
Baghdatis ran out of steam

in the fifth, however, allowing
Hewitt to record a remarkable
victory to line up a meeting with
third seed Novak Djokovic of


Federer's ability to conjure
victory from thin air and
Hewitt's gutsy performance
were in stark contrast to
women's second seed Svetlana

Kuznetsova's feeble 6-3. 6-4 ca-
pitulation to Poland's Agnieszka
"It's pretty simple. I think
I beat myself up out there, so 1
didn't do many right things,"
the Russian world number two
"I was not playing against
her, I was playing against me.
Sixth seed Anna
Chakvetadze also deserved to
lose, beaten 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 by
her former club mate and fel-
low Russian Maria
Last year's men's runner-up
Fernando Gonzalez of Chile
suffered a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 up-
set loss to Croatian teenager
Marin Cilic.

The seventh seed simply
could not contain the youngest
man left in the draw who bom-
barded him with a barrage of 60
"Today I was playing prob-
ably the best match of my life,"

U ~J*ltmorta

In memory of my dear mother,
daughter and sister BIBI AMEENA
a.k.a. SHAMIN or QUEENI of 124
Montrose Public Road, ECD.
D.O.B. January 30, 1957
D.O.D. January 22, 1988

She was the daughter of the
late Amin a.k.a. Pirate

Thank you mom for the short
time you spent with us
20 years is a very long time
since you left us /
but we still remember your /
loving face /
full of sweet smiles and your' -
loving hands that hugs us tenderly
we wish you were here to see us grow -' '-
now you have 6 wonderful ,
grandchildren and we all love and miss -
you very much -
there is nothing better like a loving .- "'
mother in this world h.'
Sadly missed by your loving mother Shira Amin, 2
loving children Safraz a.k.a. Dono and Shabana a.k.a.
Girly, grandchildren of Aslaam, Mozaamil, little Halima,
Altiaz, Afraz and little Ameena, son-in-law Hassan of
Mon Repos Masjid, daughter-in-law Sunita, brothers
and sister Nazeem a.k.a Moro Goldsmith, Kayume
a.k.a. Michael of USA, Fazim a.k.a. Ronald of Jam's
Bar, Nazmeena a.k.a. Carmen of Suriname, Nazaleen
a.k.a. Violet or Bibi of India Embassy, sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law Hanna, Samsudeen a.k.a. Samo of
Suriname, Walima of USA, Shanaaz of Jam's and
Ayube of Foulis (bus driver), 17 nieces and nephews of
Suriname, U.S.A. and Guyana.
Nlay Allah give you peace and rest
We loved Shamin in life
SLet us not forget her in death

the 19-year-old Cilic said.
Serbian third seed Djokovic
cruised into the fourth round
with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win over
unseeded American Sam
Compatriot and women's
fourth seed Ana Ivanovic se-
cured a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 vic-
tory over Katerina Srebotnik,
needing just one break of serve

in each set against ihe 28th-<..
ranked Slovenian.
American Venus Williams
logged a good win in the open-
ing match of the night session,
ousting India's Sania Mirza 7-
6, 6-4.
"I felt good with how I
played ... confident through-
out the whole match," the
Wimbledon champion said.

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/ In loving memory of the late
. of 3 Richard's Ville, Mon Repos, ECD,
S' who was taken to be with the
Lord on January 15, 2007.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Memories are treasures no one can steal
No one will forget you even though you are gone
We will remember you no matter how long
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered in every way A~ '
No tears, no words can ever say
H,- muh mi ,Oi e'r7.
"1.I"s. .1.. 1 1 -- -


Remembering with
cherish and everlasting
memories of our beloved
wife, mother,
grandmother, mother- n-
law, sister, aunt and
DORIS, of Lot 208
Public Road, Montrose,
ECD, who departed this
life on January 21, 2007. w

1 year has passed since that sad
day when our beloved one was
called away
The moment you died our hearts
were split in two
One side filled with memories the
other died with you
We hold you so tightly within our hearts and there you will always
remain 4 # ,
Life has gone on without you P
But it will never ever be the same 1 !
Your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you y
You are always by our side
Our family chain is broken and some things are not the same
But.as God call us one by one the chain will link again
We often lie awake at nights, when the world is fast asleep
And take a walk down memory lane with tears upon our cheeks
Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday
But missing you is a heartache that never goes away
Whatever we have achieved today is as a result of your wisdom,
S Your courage, your inspiration and the values you instilled in us
You can never be replaced because you were unique and unforgettable
We love you and miss you so much ,1
You will always be in our hearts forever .
Forget you never, loving you forever .,

Sadly missed by her loving husband Motilall,
children Lalita, Desiree of Canada, Rohan of USA, ,t
Rodulph, Anita, Davenand & Ravi, grandchildren,
daughters-in-law, sons-in law, sisters and other
relatives and friends.

May your soul rest in peace.

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'IN MEMORIAL -'' ...
In 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 aoil
I could not stay another day ,.. .,>,...
To laugh, to love, to work or play ":-"
Task left undone must stay that way -' '.-': 1' ''
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 P'^ .. '
Oh yes these things too I will miss ',
Be not burdened with times of sorrow L ..
I wish you the sunshine tomorrow
My life's been filled
I savoured much good friends, good times, a loved one's touch
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
I and children David and Michell, grand-children Naomi
and Yeasim, mother-in-law Terry, nieces and nephews,
relatives and friends.

SUAY CHROCLE January 20, 2008


FIFA president calls

for change in timing

By Mark Gleeson
ACCRA, Ghana (Reuters) -
FIFA president Sepp Blatter
said a solution to the contro-
versy over the timing of the
African Nations Cup finals
must be found.
Blatter is keen for the tour-
nament to conform to the inter-
national calendar and to most of
the other continental champion-
ships, which are held every four
years and during the off-season
of the major club competitions.
The head of world
soccer's governing body said
it was important the Confed-
eration of African Football
(CAF), which wants the finals
played every other January,

considered the condition of
their foothallers ahead of the
2010 World Cup.


"They have to consider the
issue of having African players
in the best shape for the World
Cup and, to do so, it would be
important to take away from
them the stress of having to
play in a Nations Cup the same
year." he told reporters yester-
"In 2010 the bestAfrican play-
ers willfight lobe theAfrican cham-
pions in the Nations Cup in Angola
and so will have to climax their
conditional this time-

"Then they have to return
to their clubs in Europe to play
in the Champions League, the
UEFA Cup or even fight with
their clubs to avoid relegation,"


1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications. Sea and River Defence
Division invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following
Construction of Rip Rap Sea Defences at Belladrum/Hope, West Coast
Berbice, Region 5.

River Defence Works at New Forest, Canje River. Region 6

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Project
Manager, Sea and River Defence at Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetown:
Emiailhttp://gsdpeu(hiiomaiLcom and inspect the Bidding Documents at the same
address between the normal working hours from January 18, 2008 to
February 04,2008.

4. Qualifications requirements include: Contractorshouldhave:-
Undertaken at least two jobs of similar si-e and scope within the last two
Annual turnover of G$75 million in any of the last thdee years Jfor
Belladrnmt/Hope and GS20 million for NewrForest. Canie.

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA Compliance Certificates.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address stated in Item 3 above and upon
payment of a non-refundable feeof five thousand dollars(GS5000.00). The method
of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the tender
box at the i.'lI.n. ng address: The Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,. Georgetown.
The name ofthe project should be in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Item 6 above at or before 09:00h on
Tuesday,. February 05, 2008. Electronic bidding "shall not'" be permitted. Late bids
.* II be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address Item 6 above at 09:00h
on Tuesday, February 05,2008.

8. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Securitv" of GS 4,000.000.00 for
Belladrum/Hope and GS200,000.00 for New Forest, Canje.

9. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejection.

10. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on January 28,2008 in the Boardroom of the Sea and
River Defence at 09:00h-

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary

added Blatter- 'Then they will
again have to raise their condi-
tioning for the World Cup."
"Maybe they will be a little
tired. Maybe it is better to play
the Nations Cup every odd year
in the off-season."
Latter said the issue
would be discussed by FIFA.
"We should find a different
solution," he said.
The timing of the Nations
Cup. which includes a host of
European-based players in the
middle of their season, has been
criticized by players like Samuel
Eto'o, Michael Essien and El
Hadji Diouf and several
CAF president Issa
Hayatou said he would con-
sider the suggestion but
would not change the timing
of the event until the middle
of the year
"That would be the end of
African football," said Hayaton,
who said weather conditions
across large parts of Africa in
the middle of the year would not
be right for a major tournament.
CAF has already set up
its next three finals in 2010,
2012 and 2014 and late last
year signed an eight-year ex-
tension to its marketing con-
tract with French company
Sport Five.

Top three all win as United retain top spot

By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Manchester United hung on
to top spot in the Premier
League with late goals from
Wayne Rooney and Cristiano
Ronaldo sealing a 2-0 victory
at Reading yesterday.
United failed to put any
daylight between themselves
and Arsenal, however, with
Togo striker Emmanuel
Adebayor scoring twice as the
Gunners returned to form with
a 3-0 rout of Fulham at Craven
Third-placed Chelsea rode
their luck to beat Birmingham
City 1-0 away thanks to
Claudio Pizarro's late header-
They stay four points behind
the top two who have 54
points from 23 matches.
There is a yawning gap to
fourth-placed Liverpool who
are facing a stiff battle for
fourth spot with Everton.
Aston Villa and Manchester
City. All four dubs are on 39
Liverpool. who have only
played 21 matches, are at Villa
tomorrow, while Everton travel
to Wigan Athletic today when
Manchester City host West
Ham United.
While the top three all
won, the bottom three all lost.
Fulham's defeat makes them
increasingly likely to join
Derby County through the
relegation trapdoor.
Bottom club Derby took the
lead at Portsmouth before a
Benjani Mwaruwari hat-trick
ended a nine-hour goal famine
for Pompey at home to seal a
3-1 win.

Sunderland stayed in the
bottom three after a 2-0 defeat
at Tottenham Hotspur, for
whom Robbie Keane scored his
100th goal. Middlesbrough drew
1-1 at Blackburn Rovers.

United were stifled by
Reading on the opening day of
the season when they drew 0-0
at Old Trafford and goals were
at a premium again, although
there was no lack of chances.
The country's top scorer
Ronaldo wasted several chances
for United while Reading also
had opportunities, the best of
which fell to Dave Kitson who

lobbed wide when through on
With 15 minutes remain-
ing, Rooney broke the dead-
lock, producing a cool finish
after an instinctive pass by
Carlos Tevez. Ronaldo broke
away in stoppage time to take
his league tally to 17.
"We kept making chances
but you start to worry if you

are going to get the goal,"
United manager Alex Ferguson
told Sky Sports News. "We got
the goal at the right time and
hung on."
Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger was a happy man after
his side clicked into top gear
against Fulham having dropped
points against Birmingham in
their last league game. .
Two textbook headers
from Adebayor and a Tomas
Rosicky volley underlined
their superiority and gave
Wenger an afternoon free of
"This was a very strong re-
sponse to our last game and
shows that this team is up for
it," Wenger told the BBC.
"There was still more in the
locker if we needed it."
Nicolas Anelka was given
his first start for Chelsea since
arriving from Bolton Wanderers
in a 15-million pound ($29.45
million) deal but it was Pizarro
who earned the Londoners a
gritty victory with his first
league goal since the opening
day. also against Birmingham.
Despite not playing well.
Chelsea. without the likes of
Didier Drogba. Frank Lampard.
John Terry and Michael Essien.
are still very much in the title
"At this stage of the season
it was very important to win.
We knew it would be a very dif-
ficult game because they drew
against Arsenal last week," man-
ager Avram Grant told the BBC.
Kevin Keegan began his
second stint as Newcastle
United's manager with a late
kickoff at home to Bolton

Page 5 & 28.p65


century helps

Delhi win Ranji

MUMBAL India (Reuters) Gauam Gambhir scored an un-
beaten century to help Delhi win India's first-class domes-
tic criet ebampioship yesterday.
Delhi beat Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets with a day to
spare in a low-scoring final to
regain the coveted Ranji Tro-
phy, the country's premier in-
ter-state competition, after 16
India's one-day opener
GambhEr hit 130 not out with
17 fours to help Delhi race to
the large of 230 just after tea
on da) four.
IOpener Tanmay
Srivastava scored a century
(105) and Ravikant Shukla
smashed 96 to help Uttar
Pradesh4 champions in 2005-
06, post 342 after being
GAUTANGAMBHR asked to bat first.
Uttar Pradesh medium-
pacer Praveen Kumar took eight for 68 to restrict Delhi to 290
in the first innings after former Test openerAkash Chopra (102)
and Rajat Bhatia (139 not out) hit centuries.
But Delhi seamer Pradeep Sangwan took five for 46 to help
bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 177 in their second essay for match
figures of nine for 126 before Gambhir's 154-ball belter sealed
the victory.
India's national selectors will announce the one-day
team today for next month's triangular series in Australia
also involving the hosts and Sri Lanka.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 20, 2008 29


Inmi vitr1ed,-s.use reor hopes

By Julian Linden

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) -
India beat Australia by 72
runs in the third Test yester-
day, keeping alive their hopes
of drawing the four-match se-
ries after handing the hosts
their first loss since the 2005
Ashes series against England.
India sealed their deserved
victory in the final session of
the fourth day when they
bowled the Australians out for
340 after setting them an un-
likely victory target of 413.

Australia won the first
two Tests but the result
means India can now draw
the four-match series if they
win the final contest starting
in Adelaide this week.
Australia had gone into the
match as overwhelming
favourites to set a new world
record of 17 consecutive Test
.wins but crashed to defeat with
a day to spare, sparking wild
celebrations from India's play-
ers and supporters.
The last time the Austra-
lians lost any Test was in the

fourth Ashes match at Trent
Bridge in August 2005 and the
last time they lost a Test at
home was against India at
Adelaide in December 2003.
India also ended Australia's
first 16-match winning streak
when they beat them at Calcutta
in 2001.
Australia equalled that
record with their controversial
win in Sydne) two weeks ago
but failed to set a new mark.
The Australians had
started the fourth day on 65-
2 and clinging to a hope that

INDIA celebrate their Perth victory after surviving a counter-attack by the Australian tail.
(Yahoo Sport)

Gavaskar leads Indian

praise after Perth win

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters)
- India hailed their team's
superb win over Australia in
the third Test in Perth yes-
terday, with former batting
great Sunil Gavaskar dub-
bing the performance as one
of the greatest in the nation's
Test history.
India, the last team to beat
Australia at home, in 2003, won
by 72 runs to dash the hosts'
bid to break their own world
record of 16 consecutive Test
"To win over here, this has
got to be without doubt the
greatest win Indian cricket has
had over the last 35-40 years."
Gavaskar, who was
commentating on the match,
Australia, chasing 413 for
victory, folded with over a day
to spare. The victory was par-

ticularly sweet for the Indi-
ans as it was achieved barely
a week after the second Test
in Sydney ended in contro-
Gavaskar rated the perfor-
mance, India's fifth win on Aus-
tralian soil, ahead of memorable
1-0 series victories in West
Indies and England in 1971.
The Indian cricket board
praised-the team and pacers
Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and
Ishant Sharmna, who shared 14
"It was a great team ef-
fort with each member con-
tributing to the win, particu-
larly the efforts 'of the young
and inexperienced pace at-
tack is laudable,',' board presi-
dent Sharad Pa~war said in a
"(Skipper) Anil Kumble led
the team with dignity and

R' .

ANIL Kumble leads the victory lap as In
by 72 runs in Perth. (Yahoo Sport)

a beat A4stt

honour both on and off the field
and marshalled his resources
The leg-spinner would be
felicitated on his return after
becoming only the third
bowler in Test history to
claim 600 wickets during the
Fans gathered in small num-
bers in many Indian cities for
impromptu street celebrations
with many reaching teenaged
paceman Sharma's New Delhi
residence to congratulate his
Sharma provided the first
breakthrough by removing Aus-
tralia skipper Ricky. Pointing in
the morning session on the
fourth day.

Another former skipper,
Ajit Wadekar, told Reuters: "It
is a really great win. Against the
backdrop of what happened in
Sydney, to come out of that and
to play so positively is fantas-
India had almost pulled out
of the series after their defeat in
The second Test was
marred by many umpiring
errors and the Indians were
further angered when a three-
Test ban was imposed on
spinner Harbhajan Singh for
his alleged racial abuse of all-
rounder Andrew Symonds.
Harbhajan has appealed
against the decision.
Wadekar praised
Kumble's gamble to bat first
on a pitch expected to favour
fast bowling and his inspired
move to introduce occasional
'AT-spinner Virender Sehwag
after lunch yesterday.

they could get the required
runs on a WACA pitch that
was still holding up well af-
ter four days baking in the
sun. -
However, their chances suf-
fered an early blow when cap-
tain Ricky Ponting fell for 45 in
the morning session, caught by
Rahul Dravid at first slip off
Ishant Sharma then the middle-
order fell away after lunch.
Mike Hussey went for 46
when he was trapped lbw by
Rudra Pratap Singh then An-
drew Symonds fell for 12 when
New Zealand umpire Billy
Bowden adjudged him lbw to
spinner Anil Kumble.

Kumble produced an in-
spired piece of captaincy when
he threw the ball to India's
opening batsman Virender
Sehwag, who was recalled to the
-team fn b _first ine in over a.
year. anu ie par-tuime spinner
responded by claiming the next
two wickets.
He bowled the dangerous
Adam Gilchrist around his legs
for 15 then dismissed Brett Lee
for a duck, caught at silly mid-
off by Vangipurappu Laxman,
to expose Australia's tail-
Australia's last
recognized batsmen Michael

Clarke occupied the crease
for almost three hours in
making 81 but threw his
wicket away when he danced
down the pitch to Kumble and
was stumped by Mahendra
Singh Dhoni.
India's march to victory
was stalled by an entertaining
ninth-wicket stand between
Mitchell Johnson and Stuart
The two paceman decided
to chance their arm against the
Indians and the tactic paid off
as they piled on 73 runs in 55
minutes to get their team within
100 of winning.
Their partnership ended
when Clark was caught behind
for 32 and India finished off the
match when RP Singh bowled
Shaun Tait for four, leaving
Johnson stranded on 50 not out.
India's victory has provided
an extra twist to an already fas-

gier o Deing cancelled alter the
ugly fallout to the Sydney Test.
Kumble accused the Austra-
lians of breaching the spirit of
cricket and the Indian board
(BCCI) suspended the tour for
two days in protest at the In-
ternational Cricket Council's
(ICC) decision to suspend
Harbhajan Singh for racially
abusing Symonds.
The BCCI withdrew their

cut me out and k e

threat to quit the tour after
Harbhajan was cleared to con-
tinue playing until his appeal is
heard after the Adelaide Test
and the ICC agreed to sack Wcst
Indian umpire.
The two teams also called
a truce to their feud when
Pouting and Kumble met face
to face to sort out their dif-
ferences and vow to play the
remaining matches in the
right spirit.

INDIA 1st innings 330 (R.Dravid 93,
M.Johnson 4-86)
Australia 1st innings 212
(A.Symonds 66. RP Singh 4-68)
India 2nd innings 294 (V.Laxman 79,
S.Clark 4-61)
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (o/n 65-2)
C.Rogers c Dhoni b Pathan 15
P.Jaques c Jaffer b Pathan 13
R.Ponting c Dravid b Sharma 45
Musnv Ihw h RP Qinnh 4R

no ar c a ws, a n .

A.Symonds Ibw b Kumble 12
A.Gilchrist r Sehwag 15
B.Lee c Laxman b Sehwag 0
M.Johnson not out 50
S.Clark c Dhoni b Pathan 32
S.Tait b RP Singh 4
Extras: (lb-6, nb-10, w-8) 24
Total: (all out, 86.5 overs) 340
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-43, 3-117, 4-
Bowling: RP Singh 21.5-4-95-2 (w-3),
Pathan 16-2-43-3, Sharma 17-0-63-1
(w-5, nb-7), Kumble 24-2-98-2 (nb-3),
Sehwag 8-1-24-2.


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GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, January 20, 2007

Nash helps Jamaica to first innings

points with unbeaten 91 .

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) -
A defiant unbeaten 91 from Aus-
tralia-born Brendan Nash and
useful support from the lower
order carried Jamaica to first in-
nings points from Guyana on the
second day of their Carib Beer
Series third-round match yester-
The left-handed Nash
stroked six fours and a six from
254 balls in ?00 minutes in his
dogged knock to help Jamaica to
240 all out at tea, replying to
Guyana's 171 all out, giving
them a lead of 69 runs.
Pacer Trevon Garraway (4-
45) and West Indies Under-19
left-arm spinner Veerasammy


Permaul (4-75) were the most
successful bowlers for the
young and inexperienced
Guyana side, who reached 59-1
in their second innings at
stumps, still 10 runs in arrears
entering today's third day.
Leon Johnson (28) and
Fudadin (25), both former
West Indies youth players, are
the not-out batsmen.
The Guyanese, with back-
to-back defeats in their last two
matches, again fiddled with their
batting order and replaced out-
of-form makeshift opener Travis
Dowlin with Assad Fudadin to
partner debutant 20-year-old
middle order batsman Gajanand
This experiment also blew
up in their faces when Singh (2)
was leg-before to first-innings
tormentor Jermaine Lawson at
nine for one.
The 20-year-old Johnson
and 22-year-old Fudadin joined
ting ona goo l W hn
some bounce, featured in an un-
finished 50-run third-wicket
stand to keep alive their team's
hopes of leaving here on Tues-
day with their first points in the

seven-team tournament.
Earlier, Wavell Hinds and
Nash resumed in sultry condi-
tions with Jamaica 56 for three
and Hinds soon reached his
35th first-class fifty and fourth
against Guyana with an edged
boundary off Garraway.
Hinds' third half-century of
the season came from 88 balls,
126 minutes and was decorated
with eight boundaries but he was
dismissed in the same over, as
the hard-working Garraway in-
duced him to drive a tame catch
to mid-off.
The departure of Hinds
ended a promising 55-run part-
nership and left Jamaica on 83
for three.
The 30-year-old Nash, in
just his third first-class game for
Jamaica, batted resolutely and
along with David Bernard car-
ried the score to 105 against dis-
ciplined, if not destructive

dreds for Queensland in Aus-
tralia, rarely played an at-
tacking shot in his painstak-
ing innings while Bernard,
who played his solitary Test
against Australia in 2003, be-
gan in positive fashion and
audaciously pulled Garraway
to the mid-wicket boundary to
post the Jamaica 100 off 209
balls and 159 minutes.
He was however soon
caught at short-leg for 12 off
Permaul while Carlton Baugh
(0) was leg-before to off-spin-
ner Zaheer Mohammed as the
hosts slipped to 106 for six.
Nash, whose father repre-
sented Jamaica as a swimmer
at the 1968 Olympics, pulled
Permaul on top of the
Kingston Cricket Club pavil-
ion as his confidence in-
The No.8 batsman Nikita
Miller fluently cut Mohammed
to the point boundary before re-
peating the shot for two more
fours in the next over from
He then used his feet and
pugnaciously drove the 17-
year-old left-arm spinner to
the long-off boundary in an
expensive over, much to the
delight of a small crowd that
included West Indies selector
Clyde Butts.
By lunch, the tournament
frontrunners were 151 for six,
still 21 runs away from first in-
nings points with Nash on 45
and Miller on 22.
Their unfinished seventh-
wicket stand was already worth
45 runs.
After the interval, Nash
reached his fifth first-class
half-century and first for Ja-
maica by caressing Crandon
to the cover boundary before
celebrating with a thumping
boundary back past the
bowler next ball.
With the partnership at 81,
Miller (34) missed a flick at
Permaul and provided a leg-side
stumping for Derwin Christian
to leave the score on 187 for
seven after a cut for two by
Nash off Mohammed had given
Jamaica first innings points.
Odean Brown (2) was
caught at short-leg and
Lawson (0) at slip, as
Perinaul, whose only senior
five-wicket haul for Guyana
was against Jamaica in last
year's KFC Cup regional
one-day competition, plucked
out two batsmen in the space
of two runs to leave Jamaica
on 195 for nine.

As Nash edged towards a
hundred, he struggled to get the
ball away but Andrew
Richardson hit Permaul for con-
secutive sixes as the rookie
Guyana bowling attack again
found it difficult to polish off
the tail.
The last pair added 45
before Garraway, armed
with the second new ball,
scattered Richardson's
stumps with a perfect
yorker ito leave Nash
lasted 34 balls and in-
cluded two sixes and a four.

GUYANA 1st innings 171 (N.
Deonarine 39; J. Lawson 5-41)
JAMAICA 1st innings (o/n 56 for
X. Marshall b E. Crandon 0
D. Pagon Ibw Garraway 0
T. Lambert c Sarwan
b Garraway 9
W. Hinds c (sub.) R. Crandon
b Garraway 53
B. Nash not out 91
D. Bernard c Johnson
b Permaul 12
C. Baugh Ibw Mohammed 0
N. Miller stp. Christian
GUYANA 2nd innings
G. Singh Ibw Lawson 2
A. Fudadin not out 25
L Johnson not out 28
Extras: (nb-4) 4
Total: (for one wkt, 27 overs) 59
Fall of wickets: 1-9.

b Permaul 34
0. Brown c Johnson
b Permaul 2
J. Lawson c Sarwan b Permaul 0
A. Richardson b Garraway 22
Extras: (b-7, lb-2, nb-8) 17
Total: (all out, 83.3 overs) 240
Fall of wickets: 1-0,2-0,3-28,4-83,
Bowling: E. Crandon 15-1-46-1,
Garraway 13.3-2-45-4 (nb-7),
Mohammed 18-2-36-1, Permaul
22-3-75-4, Deonarine 11-4-16-0,
Sarwan 1-0-6-0, Johnson 3-1-7-0
Bowling: Lawson 6-0-19-1 (nb-3),
Richardson 4-0-16-1, Miller 5-1-12-
0, Bernard 4-1-4-0 (nb-1), Brown
6-3-6-0, Lambert 2-1-2-0.
Position: Guyana trail by 10 runs
with 9 second-innings wickets


T&T 1st innings (o/n 166 for 4)
L Simmons Ibw Martin
A. Barath c Martin b Baker
B. Lara retired hurt
D. Bravo hit wicket b Sanford
K. Pollard b C Hodge
G. Mohammed not out
R. Emrit not out

Extras: (b-2, lb-5, w-1, nb-6) 14
Total: (four wkts, 55 overs) 178
Fall of wickets: 1-14,2-29,3-47,4-
Bowling: Sanford 9-3-19-1, Baker
10-2-34-1 (nb-5), C Hodge 12-2-
43-1, Willett 8-0-33-0 (nb-1), Martin
6-0-21-1, Banks 10-1-21-0.


COMBINED CC 1st innings 202 (F.
Reifer 70; P. Collins 4-30)
BARBADOS 1st innings (o/n 15
for 4)
D. Richards Ibw b Bennett 0
J. Haynes run-out 17
S. Brooks Ibw b Bennett 0
A. Holder c Parris b Bennett 2
T. Best Ibw b Bennett 4
R. Hinds c wkp. Walton
b Bennett 35
D. Smith c wkp. Walton
b Wilkinson 35
C. Morris c Clarke

S. Jackson c Benrn b Best 24
R. Currency c Benn b Best 35
J. Smith b Best 0
K. Wilkinson c Collymore
b Benn 14
F. Reifer c Benn b Best 22
N. Parris Ibw Benn 16
S. Clarke not out 17
C. Walton c wkp. llo.-ris
b Benn 0
J. Bennett not out 1

b Kantasingh 12
S. Benn not out 15
P. Collins c wkp. Walton
b Bennett 0
C. Collymore c Wilkinson
b Clarke 16
Extras: (lb-2, nb-1) 3
Total: (all out, 57.5 overs) 139
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0,3-10,4-14,
Bowling: Bennett 21-5-59-6, Noel
2-1-4-0, Kantasingh 19-7-25-1,
Clarke 7.5-1-25-1, Wilkinson 7-1-
19-1 (nb-1), Smith 1-0-5-0.

Extras: (b-6, nb-3) 9
Total: (seven wkts, 42 overs) 138
Fall of wickets: 1-60, 2-60, 3-61, 4-.
Bowling: Collins 9-1-38-0 (nb-2),
Best 11-3-39-4, Collymore 1-0-11-
0, Benn 18-5-41-3, Hinds 3-1-3-0
Position: Combined
Campuses & Colleges lead
overall by 201 runs with
three wickets standing.

Bal weather wrecks

econA fay S a sIoasltea


play yesterday in the Carib Beer Series third-round match
between Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands. ailow-
ing only siq oiers on the second day at Carib Lumber Park.
Plj', w.a. ahbnd,.ned midway the scheduled last session
after the final of several inspections of the soggy outfield, with
particular worry over an are., ati he northern end that included
the bowlers' run-up.
The morning session was reduced to a mere 23 min-
utes after rain chased the players off the field at 09:53 h
local time with T&T on 178 for four and there was
no more play for the remainder of the day.
PlaI hJd stained at 09) 30 h to recover onic of ihe time
lost (3- 12i hours n Frida,, -,peninu dd\ hen the LeeuJrd,
had %on the i,-. and entm .ilimng T& T to bat
There v.as more rain earh in the afternoon and umpires
Luther Kell' and Goaland Grea\e, decided iu abandon pla)
for the da: atier a 16-00 h inspection.
In the lime allowed during the curtailed morning ses-
sion. Trinidad and Tobago. added 12 runs to their over-
night position of 166 for four.
Captain Ravad Emrit and wickeLkeeper/baisman Gibran
Mohammed resumed on 49 and 38. respeccriel). and both
struck boundaries in the six overs the weather allowed.
Former West Indies pacer Adam Sanford pressured the
batsmen and bowled two maidens in three overs to boast
current figures of one for 19 off nine overs.
Chaka Hodge and Tonito Willet shared the other three overs
bow led before rain stopped play within half an hour of the start.
1.3ISahP aadnsent of pla1 added to the disappoint-
world star Brian Lara take any further part in the game.

I um leonseon ay

(CMC) On another day of
fluctuating fortunes, Com-
bined Campuses & Colleges
duly took first innings points
over title holders and front-
runners Barbados as 13 wick-
ets fell for 262 runs to leave
the third round Carib Beer
Cup match at the 3Ws Oval
delicately poised.
Having dismissed Barbados
for 139 their lowest total of
the season to gain a first in-
nings lead of 63, CCC reached
138 for seven in their second
innings for an overall lead of 201
with three wickets standing at
the close of the second day's
Romel Currency has so far
top-scored with 35 after CCC
lost wickets steadily following
a rapid opening partnership of
60 in 47 minutes between Cur-
rency and Simon Jackson (24).
Captain Shirley Clarke will
resume on 17 with Jason
Bennett on one.
Fast bowler Tino Best has
four for 39 andleft-arm spinner
Sulieman Benn three for 41.
Earlier, pacer Bennett,
who undermined the early
Barbados batting on Friday
evening when he took all
four wickets in a close-of-
play score of 15 for four,
picked up another two in-
cluding the key scalp of
Ryan Hinds, who was joint
top-scorer with Dwayne
Smith on 35.
Barbados' cause was helped
significantly by Benn (15 not
out) and captain Corey
Collymore (16), who added
30 in an hour for the last
Bennett finished with six
for 59 off 21 overs.
In the CCC second innings,
Currency and Jackson were off
to a flying start as they executed
some high-quality strokes in
their stand which took just off
10.2 overs before Best grabbed
three wickets in quick succes-
Currency was strong on
the pull against Best and also

drove through the off-side
sweetly, while left-hander
Jackson took a liking to left-
arm pacer Pedro Collins,
twice punching him for
boundaries through cover in
one over off the front foot
and then the back foot.
Flashing at one outside the
off stump, Jackson edged to
wicketkeeper Carlo Morris,
who pushed the ball towards
second slip where an alert Benn
held the catch.
Three balls later, Jamal
Smith was yorked without scor-


Jason Bennett finished
with six for 59 off 21 overs.

ing to complete a disappointing
And in Best's next over,
Currency was caught at second
slip as he defended, having
struck six boundaries in his 39-
ball innings.
Kurt Wilkinson and Floyd
Reifer then added 32 before
Wilkinson (14) edged Benn to
Reifer stuck around for
75 minutes in scoring 22 be-
fore he fended a lifting ball
from Best in his third over of
a third spell and presented a
chest-high catch to second-
slip Benn to his left.
Nekoli Parris was leg-be-
fore-wicket by Benn for 16 and

two balls later, wicketkeeper
Chadwick Walton edged a forc-
ing backfoot shot and was
caught at the wicket.
Barbados were also cel-
ebrating what they were cer-
tain was a catch at second slip
to get rid of Bennett off the
last ball of the same over but
after the batsman was head-
ing back to the pavilion, um-
pire Eddie Nicholls of Guyana
ruled that the ball struck the
Earlier, Barbados were made
to fight for runs after losing Ja-
son Haynes after the first 14
minutes' play by the run-out
route for 17 with the score on
29 as he tried to complete a
third run when the ball was
-played to fine leg by Hinds off
off-spinner Clarke.
Hinds and all-rounder
Smith added 55 in an hour off
14.3 overs before Smith was
given out by Barbadian um-
pire Tunley Franklyn, caught
at the wicket off slow-me-
dium Wilkinson for 35 when
the ball appeared to have
come off the pad. The score
was then 84.
Smith faced 41 balls and
struck two sixes and two fours.
At lunch the score was
103 for six with Hinds on 33
and Morris on ten. By then
Bennett had four for 46 off
12 overs.
Hinds fell in the fifth
over after the interval, edging
a catch to the 'keeper. He
batted for 140 minutes, faced
106 balls and hit three bound-
In the next over from left-
arm spinner Kavesh
Kantasingh, Morris' patience
grew thin and he opened his
shoulder to hit over the top but
only succeeded in spooning a
catch to short extra-cover after
scoring 12 in just under an hour
off 48 balls.
Collins was caught at the
wicket off Bennett without
scoring and after frustrating
the CCC bowlers, Collymore
was snapped up at forward
short-leg off Clarke.

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Injury-hit Windies face

Proteas in first ODI today

CENTURION, South Africa
(CMC) Faced with a mount-
ing injury list, the West
Indies return to one of the
few grounds in South Africa
where they have happy
memories for the opening en-
counter of the five-match
One-Day International series
against South Africa today.
Nearing the end of another
miserable campaign four years
ago, the Caribbean side then led
by Brian Lara raced to a victory
target of 298 in such an authori-
tative and imperious manner


that they were barely
recognisable from the squad that
had been hammered 3-0 in the
preceding four-Test series.
It was to be their only in-
ternational victory in South
Africa on that tour.
This time however, with
honours shared in the two-,
match Twenty20 contest and
after a stunning 128-run victory
in the first Test in Port Eliza-
beth, the tourists are not lack-
ing in self-belief despite South
Africa's impressive record in
ODI's at home.
Since being thrashed 5-1
by Australia in 2002, the Pro-
teas have emerged victorious
in 12 consecutive series in
front of their own fans. Never
before, though, have they
faced such consistently com-
petitive West Indian visitors.
Despite finishing up on the
losing end on Friday night's fi-
nal Twenty20 fixture in
Johannesburg, the West Indies
again emerged with credit for
posting a competitive total bat-
ting first in bowler-friendly con-
ditions and then reducing their
hosts to 77 for six before Shaun
Pollock and Albie Morkel staged
an excellent match-winning
rearguard to see their team to
the target with four balls to
Even as he reflected on how
well the team fought yet again,
stand-in captain Dwayne Bravo
made reference to his team's in-
juries which could significantly
hamper their prospects in the
It still remains doubtful
whether Chris Gayle will re-
turn for the series-opener.
Although doctors advised
the captain that his recupera-
tion from a fractured left thumb
sustained on the last day of the
second Test in Cape Town
would be complete this week-
end, team officials may consider
it a risk not worth taking for him
to play today, especially as it
will allow almost another week

for the injury to fully heal be-
forie the second one-dayer is
played under lights at Newlands
next Friday.
Bravo himself remains
h hampered by the side strain
also sustained in the second
Test and is not expected to
, bowl again in match condi-
tions at least until next week-
. etd.
This places an increased
burden on the main strike
. bowlers, and it is quite possible
' that the selectors may consider
it prudent to rotate the trio of
Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards
. aand Daren Powell through the
five matches to minimise the
"prospect of them breaking
Selected together with
Sewnarine Chattergoon specifi-
cally for the limited-over
matches, Ravi Rampaul's ten-
over spells of medium pace will
carry greater responsibility, al-
though his effectiveness as a
hard-hitting lower-order bats-
man could be compromised by
a bruised left hand sustained
while attempting to take a
caught-and-bowled chance in the
nets at The Wanderers last
He wore a heavy strap,,
ping on the hand on Friday
night and was clearly in some
Darren Sammy's increasing
reliability as an all-rounder has
been one of the positives of this
tour, and while Marion
Samuels' perpetually suspect
bowling action is now the sub-
ject of an International Cricket
Council investigation following
the third Test in Durban, both
will be relied upon to play sig-
nificant roles with the ball to
suppress the threat of a South
African batting line-up that will
be strengthened considerably by
the return of Jacques Kallis to
the middle-order.
Conscious of their own
hectic schedule in 2008 which
includes tours to India, England

and Australia, the hosts are also
likely to engage in a rotation
policy, especially with main
fast bowlers Makhaya N'tini,
Andre Nel and Dale Steyn,
throughout the series, while
chopping and changing in the
batting line-up is also on the
cards for them.
One player though, bar-
ring injury, is a certainty for
all five matches.
With his last Test and
Twenty20 appearances already
behind him, Pollock will be the
inevitable centre of attention at
all venues as the outstanding all-
rounder plays in South African
colours for the last time.
The 34-year-old native of
KwaZulu-Natal and student
of the late West Indies fast
bowler Malcolm Marshall
still has a lot to contribute, as
evidenced by his man-of-the-
match performance at The
But having recognized
that his country's selectors
are focusing on younger
players with an eye to the
future, the former captain
has decided to bow out
while still worth his place
in the side on merit, .rais-
ing the prospect for local
fans that their hero will
deliver one or two more
stirring match-winning
performances before what
is expected to be an emo-
tional final farewell after
the last ODI in
Johannesburg in two
weeks' time.
Yet as much as they re-
spect Pollock's immense con-
tribution to South African
and world cricket, the West
Indies have their own priori-
ties and it is unlikely that
there will be any sentiment
the next time he comes run-
ning in to bowl to Gayle, or
anyone else in the tourists'
batting line-up for that mat-
For the first time ever on an

official tour of South Africa, the
Caribbean cricketers have the
opportunity to leave their fel-
low West Indians and fans of
West Indian cricket worldwide
with a sense of optimism that a
light is finally appearing at the
end of long, dark tunnel.
Sustaining hope for that still
faint, flickering light though


could rest on how well they per-
form over the final two weeks
of the tour.
Match time today is 04:00
h Eastern Caribbean Time
(03:00 h in Jamaica).
South Africa (from) -
Graeme Smith (captain),
Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques
Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP
Dumniny, Justin Ontong, Mark
Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Albie
Morkel, Morne Morkel, Johan
Botha, Andre Nel, Makhaya
N'tini, Dale Steyn, Charl
West Indies (from) -
Chris Gayle (captain),
Brenton Parchment, Devon
Smith, Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Denesh
Ramdin, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Marion
Samuels, Runako Morton,
Dwayne Bravo, Darren
Sammy, Patrick Browne,
Rawl Lewis, Jerome Taylor,
Ravi Rampaul, Daren Powel,
Fidel Edwards..

THE Rose Hall Town Youth and
Sports Club (RHTY&SC) under
its Community Development
programme last Wednesday do-
nated $100 000 worth of cricket
gear and educational material to
the Amerindian Community of
This village is located 87
miles up the Berbice River and
currently has a population of
700 persons who are mostly
employed in the agricultural
The Club Secretary and
CEO, Hilbert Foster, stated at
the simple presentation cer-
emony which took place al the
club that senior Berbice cricket
coach Michael Hyles asked for
assistance for the villagers after
he noticed the talent there.
According to Foster they
readily agreed to the request
and the gear was obtained. The
gear included bats, pads, and
gloves, wicket-keeping gloves,
stumps, white socks and balls

Thanks! RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster (right)
hands over the cricket gear to Wiruni's representative,
Pastor William Telford.

and other school items.
Foster called on the villagers to
ensure the gear is properly used.
with an aim of developing the game
and producing cricketers for the
2008 Berbice Under-15 team. He
furtherr encouraged that students

must say no to drugs.
Pastor William Telford,
who received the gear from
the club, thanked RHTY&SC
for the timely contribution
and said that they will cher-
ish the donation.

Lara returning home

with fractured arrr

... will be out of cricket for at least eight we; eks

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) Batting star Brian
Lara was returning home yesterday after suffering a frac-
tu red arm playing for Trinidad and Tobago against the Lee-
ward Islands in their third-round Carib Beer Series match
on Friday.
Lara, who retired from international cricket in April last year,
was struck by a rising delivery from pacer Lionel Baker on the
opening day of the match at the Carib Lumber Park.
X-rays at the St Maarten Hospital Friday showed a
bone fracture in his left arm just above the wrist.
His arm was placed in a cast and a sling and the Trinidad
and Tobago manager Omar Khan says the left-hander will be
out of action for approximately eight weeks.
"The cast will be on for six weeks before it is removed
and then he has to do physiotherapy for a further two
weeks, so Brian will be out for about two months in terms
of his participation in the Carib Beer Series," Khan told
CMC Sport.
Lara had made himself available for the current regional sea-
son and had a majestic start to his campaign by lashing 123
and an unbeaten half-century two weekends ago to claim the
man-of-tb'e-match award as Trinidad and Tobago whipped
Guyana by nine wickets in
their opening game.
He endured the effects .
of a lingering shoulder-injury
to appear in his recent
games and was on nine
when he retired hurt on Fri- .
day... .:'
Lara had smashed
Baker to the cover bound- t. ,
ary but the 38-year-old -0
double world record ..
holder was struck on the
arm a few balls later by
the Montserratian pacer.
Khan declared that Lara BRIAN LARA
is distraught by his injury,
which has cut short his season with Trinidad and Tobago.
"He (Lara) is very disappointed, in fact tears came to his
eyes when the doctor came back and revealed that the X-rays
revealed the broken bone. It was really disappointing for him,"
Khan said.
"He really did look forward to competing in this game
especially the kind of treatment he has been getting in St
Maarten; there has been a tremendous feeling for T&T
team and for Brian Lara in particular to be in St Maarten
here to play cricket.
"The people of St Maarten had given him a rousing wel-
come and he looked forward to participating. It's a big disap-
pointment for him," added Khan, who accompanied Lara to the
Princess Juliana Airport yesterday morning.
Khan also said Lara's absence is also a setback for Trinidad
and Tobago, who had jumped into an early lead in the Carib
Beer Series with their first-round victory and were idle in last
week's second round.
"It's a big blow for the Trinidad and Tobago team be-
cause as you know he has been the mainstay of our bat-
ting and he has really come back and led from the front.
But that's how things go; there is nothing to do about it
except to be positive (and) the other guys will now .get an
opportunity to showcase their talent."
Already the world record holder for the highest individual
score in Test cricket, 400 not out for West Indies against En-
gland in 2004, and first-class cricket, 501 not out for
Warwickshire against Durham in the 1994 English County Cham-
pionship, Lara is also the highest aggregate scorer in the his-
tory of Test cricket at 11 953 runs.
Lara had said he was willing to play regional cricket
this year for Trinidad and Tobago but would be ready to
step aside later in the season when the international
players return from South Africa to give younger play-
ers a chance to develop.

AAG to hold annual

general meeting today

THE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be hold-
ing its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today at the
MN IC Thomas Lands.
The meeting begins at 10:30 h and all representatives ol lhie
various clubs and affiliated schools arc expected to be in an,. n-
This would be an opportune time for questions to be fielded
to any member of the executive or coaches or managers of clubs
and schools.
Meanwhile, the association's season opens on January
27 with the National Cross C"ounir ( th.impionship% at
Kurn Kuru on the Soesdyke/Liden Hdulinae.

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RHTY&SC donates cricket gear to Wiruni


e yesterday: Shawn Beveney is at left, defender Orlando Gilgeous is second left, and Technical Director Jamal
in black and white, gives a demonstration as another player looks on. -

US-based midfielder Sean Cameron, who played well in
Guyana's last game against St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Windies umpires support Bucknor

his sacking from the series
between Australia and India.
The International Cricket
Council (ICC) relieved Bucknor
of his duties in the series after
errors he made in the second
Test triggered bitter contro-
versy and protest from the In-
The WlCUA, through its
secretary Harry Mahabal, re-
leased a statement on Friday in
support of the Jamaican um-
Mahabal's statement
said that the WICUA wants
.Bucknor to know that they
are fully supporting him as
one of their own who has
been at the forefront of world
cricket for nearly 20 years
and has made WICUA proud
over the years. :
"As an association, we
have benefited from your tre-

mendous experience and 'there-
fore hold you in high esteem. We
would like to offer our strongest
support at this time and ask that
you remain calm in this period

of adversity," the statement
Bucknor, the most senior
Please see page 26

Chelsea fined for

disorderly behaviour
LONDON, England (Reuters) Chelsea were fined 40 000
pounds ($78 540) yesterday for the disorderly behaviour of
their players during their 2-0 Premier League win over
Derby County on November 24'
An FA statement said the charge followed the players' con-
duct towards referee Andre Marriner after Ghana midfielder
Michael Essien had been sent off in stoppage time.'
Essien was suspended for three matches for pushing Kenny
Miller in the face. :
Last year the west London club were fined 30 000
pounds, severely censured' and warned as t6 their future
conduct after admitting a similar charge following the 2-0
defeat at Manchester United on September 23.

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.Albion, British Guiana

By Devirupa Mitra

In a small Tamil Nadu village is India's only living link to a
certain colonial past.
Born in Guyana, 64-year-old C.G Naresh was a passenger on
the last ship that returned home to India with indentured labourers
more than five decades ago.
His existence was tracked down just a few months ago by Nalini
Mohabir, a 37-yeac-old Canadian researcher of the Indo-Guyanese
descent who has been researching the fate of the 243 passengers on
the last boat, MV Resurgent, which left Georgetown in Guyana on
September 4, 1955.
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in all contracts forced upon mostly illiterate peasants from Bihar
and Uttar Pradesh before being shipped to work in plantations
across the seven seas. Under the "right to return" clause, the colo-
nial government would pay for the passage home for the labourer
at the end of his indentureship.
According to Mohabir, who presented her research through
photographs at a diaspora festival organised by the Indira Gandhi
National Centre for Arts on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bharatiya
Divas from January 8-9, only one in four Indians who went to the
colonies to work-in plantations returned home.
But the advent of Indian independence suddenly spurred the
labourers, even those who had lived there for over 60 years and
had grandchildren, to clamour to be returned back to the mother-
land, their visions tinted with the glorious ideal of being part of a
new Indian republic.
"The freedom movement and subsequent independence (of In-
dia) had fired the imagination. There were protests in Trinidad and
threats of mass suicide in Jamaica over demands to return back
home," Mohabir told IANS.
,Only the government in British Guyana acquiesced and char-
tered a ship to take back a thousand passengers. "But the Indian
government pasted posters around the city discouraging people to
return," she said.
: On that September day 53 years ago, it seemed the entire coun-
try had come to see off 243 passengers aboard M.V. Resurgent on
Sproston's No 1 Wharf in Georgetown. The next day's paper'
summed it in a poignant headline "Going Home! To a home they
never saw".
The reference was to the fact that that the majority of the re-
ttirnees were going back with family, many of them having been
born in the South'American colony and only knew of India from
oral tales and newsreels.
1 The ship's.manifest lists the name and the home village, which
Was a vital clue for Mohabir to trace the descendants.
It was through that method that she stumbled across the only
passenger of the ship that she could find alive Naresh, who had
.travelled on Resurgent as a 12-year-old along with 19 other family
"His father had sold off their entire business to return to India.
* But, as soon as the "ship docked at the port at Calcutfti (hfter one
month), Naresh's family realized that they had made a grave mis-

take," said Mohabir.
Calcutta was a strange city, already bursting at the seams with
refugees from East Pakistan and swirling with chaos due to the fes-
tival season. Mohabir remembers that her grandfather, Chhablal
Ramcharan, who travelled with Resurgent's passengers as the
Guyanese repatriation officer, telling her of the day after the ar-
rival when he was besieged at the hotel room with mob of 40 pas-
"They were crying and pleading with him that they wanted to
return back. But, what could he do when the passage .was only for
one way," she said.
Her grandfather also told her that many of the passengers who
couldn't remember their home villages were put up in a charity shel-
ter called The Refuge.
That organisation still stands at Bow Bazaar, from whose dusty
ledgers she was able to find another link to the ship. "I talked t(
some of the old inmates who remembered a mother and daughter
who were not from Calcutta". Cross checking the files of the ol
age home and the ship manifest yielded two names Manraji (ii
her 50s) and her daughter, Biphia.
"A son, who had travelled with them, was not listed. Strangely
they apparently never went to their village in Gorakhpur and staye
rest of their lives at the Home. Manraji died sometime in the 1970s
while her daughter was alive till the 1990s," said Mohabir.
She found another missing link in Uttar Pradesh during her visi
in the summer of 2007 in Amrora village in Azamgarh district wa
the grandson of another passenger, Sant Sewak. "Interestingly, h(
did return to his village but went back to Guyana. The grandson
showed me the letters and a will that they had preserved, complete
with the Guyanese postage stamp."
She came across other stories of other returnees, who un
able to cope with an independent India that had changed dras
tically after 1947 wanted to go back but could not afford th
journey back to the colonies.

"Their stories are not about India
making them unhappy, but the mis-
ery that displacement causes;' said
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Staying in the Relationship.
Women who continue to stay in
the abusive relationship do so
for a number of reasons. Rela-
tionships are based on emo-
tional investment and love. To
suddenly walk away is not easy.
Many women who have little or
no job or financial independence
are fearful of the loss, financial
and emotional. Often the abuse

begins gradually so that the
woman does not see it as abuse
but a release of anger, and that
it will go away sooner or later.
Some women, especially those
with low self-esteem, are likely
to blame themselves for the
abuse. As in the case of men
abusers, when there is physical
abuse in the family, the woman
is likely to see the abuse as a

normal pattern of family inter-
action. This becomes more po-
tent where the woman is the
victim. When there is a combi-
nation of factors, little educa-
tion, low self-esteem, personal
and financial insecurity, this in-
dividual is a classic case for
abuse. Where this is combined
with a controlling male. the like-
lihood of abuse increases.
Men who abuse fall into
three categories. The first are
those who seem ordinary and
will often feel remorse after the
violence. These outbursts are
infrequent and may not escalate
with time. The second type are
those who are intensely jealous
of their wives or mates and are
fearful of abandonment. There
is a great deal of insecurity and
the men are dependent on their
wives for emotional support
and they need to control them.
The third type is the most dan-
gerous, the anti-social, person-

ality disorder. The battering is
frequent and they feel relieved,
as if the physical abuse is a re-
lease of tension and anxiety.
They will beat up on anyone
when they do not get what they
want. The wife is the easier tar-
get than anyone outside the
When women take action
depends on a number of factors.
The first to recognize the prob-
lem and take action is the
woman who is assertive and
employed. A self-assured fe-
male, who readily recognizes the
problem, will seek help for the
abuser, the victim and the fam-
ily. The less secure woman may
take action after some education;
talking with family members
and close friends who will more
objectively view the situation.
Such "outsiders" may help.
With time, the victims become
more aware of her helplessness,
recognizing the conditions of

abuse and the symptoms of the
abuser. When the police or doc-
tors get involved, the external
agencies such as shelters may
become involved. With a safer
environment, personal safety
and security, the abuser once re-
moved from the abusive situa-
tion, becomes more rational;
with a new past perspective and
some hope for the future.
A serious problem for the
abusive relationship is when
it turns deadly for one
partner or the other. The
high profile case of O..1.
Simpson is only one where
the victim is killed. The
female who feels she has
reached the limit will take
drastic action; to fight back or
move out permanently. The
U.S. Bureau of Justice reports
that one third of women in
prison for homicides have

Please turn to page XII

By P.S. Thakur

"No one knows
like a woman how
to say things which
are at once gentle
and deep". V.

THE Problem. The media re-
port abuses frequently; they
are read, even discussed then
forgotten. Some men become
cynical. The laws for dealing
with the abuser or the crime
are often antiquated. A Mis-
sissippi Supreme Court deci-
sion of 1824 said a man could
chastise his wife as long as
the stick he used was no
wider than his thumb. The
administration of the law has
been less than effective be-
tauLhc po.ll,.A k At. .X iat.U to
enter into domestic disputes.
Women themselves contrib-
ute to the problem because
they are unwilling to com-
plain to the authorities or
even to discuss with family
and friend because of the
shame. Part of it lies in their
own self-esteem and a sense
of financial and psychological
insecurity. It has been estab-
lished that the less educated,
the unemployed and the
young and poor are more
likely to be in an abusive re-
lationship. In the United
States, a woman is abused ev-
ery 16 seconds. This is a na-
tion with more educated
women and more women em-
Who are the Abusers?
These are men who are usually
unemployed, blue-collar work-
ers with low income. They are
more likely to become an abuser;
so are occasional users of drugs;
where the family income is rela-
tively low and frequent argu-
ments about where and when
the resources are spent. Those
least educated men are more
likely to become abusive, espe-
cially among those who did not
complete primary or high
school. Such factors as little
education and low income, com-
bined with a higher risk family
upbringing, contribute signifi-
cantly to the problem. Where
a boy sees his mother being
beaten, he sees the abuse as nor-
mal or acceptable behaviour.
"The child becomes father of the
man". In homes where physi-
cal abuses are common and fre-
quent, the child knows that be-
ing physical are ways of cop-
ing and dealing with conflict. A
child lives with what he sees.

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Consultation Schedule, Regional Consultations

Region Consultation Date and Time Location

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Theme Consultation Date and time Location

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Rural Monday, January 21, 4.00 p.m. 2 Town Hall, Anna Regina
Development and
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4.00 p.m. Plantain Walk, (Vreed-en-Hoop)
Social Protection Saturday, January 26, 10.00 a.m. 4 Ocean View Convention Centre,

Governance and Saturday, January 26, 10.00 a.m. 4 Hotel Tower, Georgetown
Citizen Security
Health Monday, January 28, 4.00 p.m. 4 Le Meridien Pegasus,
Small Businesses Monday, January 28, 4.00 p.m. 4 Le Meridien Pegasus,
and Economic Georgetown

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

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'Buxton Spice'

Part one of an interview with Oonya Kempadoo, Georgetown, Guyana, January, 2008.

(Kempadoo's first novel, BUXTON SPICE,
was an instant success. It was on the
London bestseller list throughout 1999,
nominated for the 2000 International IMPAC
Dublin Literary Award, and won her the label
'a Great Talent for the Twenty-First Century'
by the Orange Prize judges. The novel was
translated into French, Italian, Dutch,
Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew. Her
second novel, TIDE RUNNING, won the Casa
de las Americas Literary Prize of Cuba.)
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writing; you have not shied away from the subject, approaching it told its direct approach to sexual exploration by adolescents was a
head-on, definitely attracted to the subject matter. What led, what refreshing approach on a universal theme. So for that reason it was
are some of the factors leading you to deal with this subject? globally appreciated and the international reviews were very posi-
OK Firstly, I must say that growing up in the Caribbean, in tive and very supportive and I was surprised by that it was in-
Guyana, it is something you are faced with all the time in every- deed a pleasant surprise. The literary reviews in the Caribbean as
day life; it is a big part of Caribbean life. And to reflect honestly well were very supportive. As I was saying before; the personal or
the social life around me, I can't avoid it. Also I think too many academic response and appreciation varied according to how much
people shy away from it from dealing directly with sex in litera- direct contact and much discussion people wanted to go into around
ture and in discussion as a subject is what made me attracted to it. that subject; that varied in different islands and understandably so
Growing up reading Caribbean literature, a lot of the novels I grew as to how our education system is structured and how we deal with
up on have a very romantic view of the Caribbean and you don't sex as a subject.
see the reality which includes the sexual side of life in the works. PP As we are on the education system I know-you were
These are some of my reasons for going in that direction, educated in an informal situation where your mother was respon-
PP Was this shying away, the tabooing, the absence of this sible for teaching you directly at home, using her own method -
subject in good literature detrimental to the consumers of books what influence your mother had on (your writing)?
and ultimately the society in the way we deal with sex? OK The greatest influence was the appreciation of literature
OK I think it is partially detrimental and unfortunate to see of all sorts, we did world literature as well as the importance of
tni s-ypentrcarway in which we deal with sex as a subject in the spontaneous create wting; evey uay we uu .
education system or in talking or dealing with the subject with our' writing that was compulsory, and maths. One exercise I remem-
children. If we can't deal more honestly with it and deal with the ber very clearly was to go outside and stand up under a tree for
real fact and the repercussion, the ugly side as well as the nice side about an hour and then come back in and write about it. That sort
of sex, we wouldn't be better able to handle all aspects of it and be of encouragement of creative writing from a very organic and natto-
responsible with it in our lives. So I do believe we need to address ral aspect, as well as reading, reading, reading constantly works from
it more and be honest about the real issues. all over the world was a very powerful influence and I am very
PP In your first novel, 'Buxton Spice', published ten years grateful that I had that as a child because it was very unique.
ago, to great acclaim in some quarters and disdain in others so PP Let's move to other influences on your writing. Your fal
we're looking at two types of responses to the issue. Firstly, what their, Peter Kempadoo, although he would not accept that he is noth-
is 'Buxton Spice' really about and the responses to it? ing more than an accidental writer, is very important to Guyanese.
OK It is really a coming of age story, exploring the sexual de- literature. He is the first Guyanese of Indian ancestry to publish a
velopment of an adolescent in Guyana in the 70s. I was surprised full-length novel, 'Guiana Boy'. Growing up, did you get
how it was received internationally, because I thought the language, to read his books?
the local dialect, would be a problem in reflecting that; but I was OK Yes.
PP Both books?
OK Yes, when I was growing up, they were already pub-
lished. And I was very much aware that he was one of the first
writers from Guyana to write and publish a novel in that pe

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riod. But I was also comparing them to the great novels around that time by Naipaul, Selvon
and international authors like Steinbeck and Hemmingway. So I was tuned in that direction.
His writing was impressive and he was a strong influential person on the appreciation of lit-
erature in our home. So all in all, growing up in that environment did have, a lot to do with
reading and reading and being impressed. But I never intended to or set out to be a writer

because my father has written or because I love books. That came much later and I took it on
as a project because of my work; I was doing graphic art and that was going very slow and I was
getting tired of the type of Caribbean literature that I kept reading. I wanted some thing more
contemporary, a contemporary perspective. And I thought that since I am reading so much and
been so critical, then I should try it myself. So I took it on as a project. I thought I had three
stories and I thought if I don't get published by the third manuscript, I'd go back to graphic
art. But the publication of the first manuscript went quickly and so did the second; now I have
two half-finished manuscripts which I have to finish soon. But it has opened up a whole new
field to me.
PP Still on influences; you mentioned a number of names like Naipaul, Selvon and Steinbeck and
others, how influential were these writers on your work?
OK Particularly Naipaul, Selvon and Steinbeck; there were two books which I read while
I was growing up in Golden Grove 'Cannery Row' by Steinbeck and 'Miguel Street' by Naipaul,
both set on one street, similar to the street on which I live, and seeing the possibility of cap-
turing observations and characters and sort of social sketch and something so enjoyable to
read, occurred to me as was something I could attempt one day. So that was the first and stron-
gest influence. Since then I've been reading all sorts of literature from Scottish to Indian and
Irish authors.
PP Another influence the environment; what was Golden Grove like in the 70s? I am getting
back 'Buxton Spice' what was Golden Grove like in the 70s?
OK I think, I hope just as I described it in the novel; it was a very colourful and interesting time
because of the political situation in Guyana, and the sort of growing political consciousness of an
adolescence which was what I was going through at the time, with the deteriorating social and political
situation. It was very exciting times, it was quite depressing. Just before I left when I was seventeen,
there was a lot of contraband business, rationing, rioting and police oppression and so on. So it was
very vivid, interesting social times. And I think growing up and being able to observe how the political
situation affects the average person in the village is what I was hoping to look at in 'Buxton Spice' -
not to deal directly with the political situation around but how the lives of the characters were af-
fected, changed.
PP You have built some solid characters in that novel which is fictional; this means you are very
perceptive and capable of distilling these things. Was the theme this coming of age story, this explor-
ing the sexual development of an adolescent was this a way of giving identity to the children?
OK Very much so; to try and capture the view of a child, a young person's view of what's

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happening around him the language you would have to use, the observation you'd have to capture
have to be true to that age group, that type of character. Again, I say I haven't read that much of
Caribbean literature on that perspective and honesty about the issue.
PP On our own Guyanese bookshelf you will find examples like Edgar Mittelholzer and Wilson
Harris. And contemporary writers like David Dabydeen, who dwells in the subject because of its
importance to society. But generally we gloss over it in our writing.
OK But now more and more writers are dealing directly
with sex and sexuality in the Caribbean and with other sexual orien-
tations, and hopefully it will become a front burner issue and be in-
cluded in the educational system and be accepted literature in the
PP A great deal of our literature that we grew up on and studied in schools touched on sex and
human sexuality; they were accepted in the school system. How come our own contemporary litera-
ture it is shunned?
OK I don't really know. Maybe it is easier to accept foreign perspectives on it; closer to
home is a bit more uncomfortable, it's always harder when it is closer to home and looking in
the mirror...then there is the use of language the way we use language today has changed to
a Shakespearean type of language, the old way of writing where things are couched more po-
etically. In my book for instance, there are cuss words in it, therefore you can't use it in schools.
And yet I do believe that certain words have become part of the vocabulary and can't be wiped
out for convenience sake, cannot be diminished. That too may have something to do with how
it is accepted or not in school system.

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Inside this issue there are two new literary competitions namely, 'Martin
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cricket for the visually impaired, the impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music
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Page VI Sunday Chronicle January 20, 200


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Natural hair is fast becoming the 'it' style of the season which
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Page VII


The Poet as



Poetry came to be regarded as
one of the most. vital, truth-
ful and liberating inventive
skills of the human world be-
cause of poets like Charles
Baudelaire. How can a poem,
which is words, phrases, be-
come so precious and valu-
able to human beings? The
answer lies not in any type of
poetry ( since the bland idea
that poetry merely expresses
emotions can be imitated by
anyone), but refreshing and
surprising poetry in which the
real world with all its plea-
sures and pains, all its. artis-
tic references, its ideologies,
actions, beliefs etc, in short,

any topic, comes under po-
etic scrutiny and reflection.
Most poetry written and
published, whether yesterday or
today, falls far short of this
power of eloquence and rel-
evance to our lives, which
Baudelaire in referring to that
other great bohemian writer of
Paris, Gerard de Nerval, called
"forever lucid".
There are important and in-
structive reasons why bohemian
artists; their lifestyles, and their
communities in.cities produce
vital, exciting, and pleasurable
forms of poetry, fiction paint-
ing, and other forms of art. One
reason why the bohemian
lifestyle (derived from the
Czechoslovakian city of
Bohemia where such artists first
lived in numbers) gave birth to
unforgettable and in the end pre-

cious classics in literature, paint-
ing, sculpture, music etc, is be-
cause such artists, and most of
the women and girls they social-
ized with, remained outside bour-
geois expectations of marriage,'
children, and 9 to 5 jobs, which
with their stressful expectations
and routine responsibilities, can
quickly reduce a budding artist's
career to rubble.
Instead, by being left free
to experience the ins-and-outs
of friendships, the maturation
or decline of love affairs, the
pursuit of new knowledge and
careers, such artists were able'
to focus on what was going on
in the societies and nations
around them, and even others
nearby, nations and cultures
they could learn from, such as
colourful interesting places
like Morocco, Turkey,.Egypt,

Libya, Ethiopia, Greece and
Italy, which were all loved
and inspirational to the
great Parisian bohemian art-
ists Moreover, by often liv-
ing in the same vicinity, they l
could frequently meet in the
same Cafes, Nightclubs,
have uncensored house par-
ties or fetes, discuss creative
plans and ideas for launch-
ing magazines representing
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in libraries and bookstores, etc. All this was able to be done on a daily, weekly basis, rather
than have to wait for special gatherings and events like arts festivals. Baudelaire, like his
bohemian poet-artist colleagues, Nerval, Theophile Gautier, Victor Hugo, Guy du Maupassant,
Stendhal, Rimbaud, Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Eugene Delacroix, Gericault, Toulouse Lautrec,
Edgar Degas, and many similar types, knew -the bohemian neighborhoods of Paris, like Place
du Carousel, Rue Doyenne, Montmartre, etc, where between his job as a stimulating cultural
journalist and man about town, he wrote some of the most touching, observant, honest, con-
templative, realistic, and sensually ecstatic poetry, helping to launch.the perennial necessity
of modern poetry enjoyed world wide today.
One of the keys of understanding the entrancing freshness of Baudelaire's verse is the term Ro-
manticism. Romanticism as it developed in 19th century cosmopolitan art, not just in Europe but
South America as well, introduced a more lively and picturesque style of writing, painting, sculpture,
music etc, which applied the imagination to even the most serious and distasteful aspects of reality,
but,to, ultimately see beyond it, to x-ray it by looking fearlessly into its core so that the reader ,or
viewer, or listener, feels purged of something negative and rises above it by civilised disassociation.
One perfect example of a brilliant Baudelaire poem which does this is: A Martyr: Drawing by an
unknown master", which begins: "Among decanters, ivories and gems/ sumptuous divans/ with gold
brocaded silks and fragrant gowns/ trailing languid folds,/ where lilies sorrowing in crystal urns/ exhale
their final sigh/ and where, as if the room were under glass/ the air is pestilent/ a headless corpse emits
a stream of blood/ the sopping pillows shed/ unto thirsty sheets which drink it up/ as though it flowed
through sand".
But as real as it appears, Baudelaire is not describing something, some murder (which is really
what it is) he has actually seen, but rather a drawing done by an unknown master artist of a beautiful
girl decapitated by her lover. This stylistic approach to writing immediately puts us at a distance from
its ghastly topic and content so that we repudiate such an act, which is how the poet is trying to make
us feel and react.
The Romantic, style therefore is a cultural magic act, in this sense such European art shared cre-
ative values with so-called Primitive non-Western forms of art. It also uses negative content to evoke a
positive human value. However, the trick of the Romantic style in writing, painting, sculpture, music



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etc, is how beautifully styled and emotionally sharp it presents its shunned topics. The Romantic
style of art distinguished by Baudelaire and his great bohemian artist-colleagues is also related to the
earlier Baroque tradition of painting, writing, architecture etc. For example Baudelaire's poem on the
martyred girl
is the reverse of the beautifully painted canvas in Genoa's Palazzo Rosso, titled: "Judith and
Holofemes", by the Venetian master Paulo Veronese.
Here Judith, with a cold impassive face, has severed the head of Holofernes and is about to hand
it to her black maid who waits with a bag while gazing with shared disdain at the victim's neck with all
its veins exposed in painted detail. Tasteless? Hardly. It is such stylish works, of Baroque Romantic
art which by not showing the violent act being committed, as in films and cheap fiction popular today,
but rather the frozen scene after the act, which forces readers or viewers to contemplate both the work
of art and their inner selves; and it is this sort of daring non-academic and non-traditional art by poets
like Baudelaire and painters lile Veronese, and partly by Delacroix and otherS, which led to the fame
of European culture as a civilised perennial.
In another of Baudelaire's )nany outstanding poems "A voyage to Cytheral', the Mediterranean
island famous in antiquity for tlhe worship of Venus and Aphrodite Goddesses"oflove, Baudelaire in a
sea voyage reveals the island as fallen far from those Arcadian times when wine flowed among men and
women relaxing in bachanalian i
pleasure. In the second stanza, Baudelaire writes: "What is that dreary' island the black one
there?/ Cythera, someone says, tlhe one in the song/ where good old le4hers go when they die.Look/ it
isn't much of a place as you can .ee." About a dozen lines later-he adds" "Yet there was something ....I
could see it now."
What he gradually sees as the ship passes close by is a man's rotting corpse hanging from a tree,
his genitals eaten by vultures etc, and in the poem's final lines he proclaims its whole point, which is
to resist the despair of our inortality: On Aphrodite's island, all I found/ was a symbolic gallows
where my image hung/ Lord give me strength and courage to behold/ my body and my heart without
Baudelaire's many poems, such as these from his famous collection "FlOwers of evil", translated
by Richard Howard,,one of'the best translators of modem French literature,looked into the world's
social future, saw the freedom' of enjoyment as a divine virtue being replaced by sadistic motivations
and inhumane desires, and gave vent to his anger and repulsion with profound Romantic sincerity. Like
some other bohemian realists he often wrote about what society prefers to shun or disguise in empty
etiquette and manners. He also traced the origin of female self-love, came to a sympathetic understand-
ing of it, yet revealed the confused neuroses of lives lacking romantic fulfillment. Here is "Dammed
Women" which begins: Pensive as cattle resting on a beach/ they stare out to sea.Their hands and
feet/ creep towards eachother and touch at last, hesitant but fierce." .
Baudelaire like many of his bohemian artist friends looked beyond Europe to Africa and
the Orient for inspiration from tropical cultures. His long famous love affair with Jeanne Duval,
an African or Caribbean girl, went beyond their personal romance, since in brilliant poems
.she inspired he would become one of the first poets to question the sense in pursuing a life of
immigration among the grimy, sooty, misty streets of a Europe beginning to industrialise and
leaving a more natural uncomplicated lifestyle of brightness and sensuality he glorified. Of
course, his definition of romantic love contrasted sharply with her unromantic non-European
customs, which Baudelaire tried to accommodate by accepting her, weakness in becoming a
woman of "easy virtue", like his Parisian courtesan playmate, Madame Sabatier. In one truly
humble poem titled Even; she who was called Beatrice by many who knew not where,.." he
speaks about being jeered on the street by vicious imps/ as cruel as they were inquisitive/
nudging eachotrher and exchanging winks/ and whisper loud enough for me to hear: / 'Take a
look at. this caricature of Hamlet!..' The poem ends with him noticing the girl he kept among
the crowd jeering him, while giving them now and then a filthy kiss."

The beauty of

From page VI

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Sunday Chronicle January 20, 2008

Hope you have enjoyed your second week at school in this New Year 2008.
Did you show your teacher your teacher the Composition?
Responses to-last-week. .
Exercise 1.
1. peace-not at war 5. tail- a part of an animal
Piece-part Tale- a story
2. stationery-writing materials etc 6. plain-clear
Stationary-not moving plane- flat surface
3. hoarse- husky 7. allowed- gave permission
Horse- an animal aloud-not quietly/softly
4. mail-letter 8. hall- open space in a

Male -masculine gender hau

Exercise 2
1. mail 2. ho
3. flour 4. all
5. hair 6. pi
7. here 8. fl
9. stationary 10.

Exercise 1
1. cereal 2. stairs 3. flour
5. peak 6. weather 7. descend

Exercise 2
1. balloon 2. chauffeur
4. travelled 5. receive

1. C (four) 2. B (brother) 3. A (six)
5. A (two)
This week we are going to begin with Homographs.

il- to pull


4. stationery
8. taught

3. forfeit

Exercise 3
1. Paul's found his homework as easy as
2. These fruits are as sweet as
3. The twins are alike as
4. The boy was strong as an __
5. The floor was as slippery as an


4. B (Greene)

Examples: The girl wore a cross pendant. (Adjective)
We had to cross a canal on our way home. (Verb)

The train arrived on time. (noun)
The team had to train for the finals.( verb)

There is a spot on your shirt. (noun)
He can spot us from over there.(verb)

Some children love rock music. (adjective)
The children could not move the rock.(noun)
The tremor caused the trees to rock from side to side.(verb)

The post is in the middle of the house.(noun)
I will post the card tomorrow. (verb)

Exercise 1
Give the part of speech of the bold word in the sentences.
1. The King's rule came to an end.
2. The children did not comply to the new rule.
3. Can you show me the Head teacher's office?
4. The children liked the animal show.
5. Our school has a fair.
6. A fair girl has won the beauty contest.

SA simile is a
Similes -..figurative language

It is a direct comparison between things often using the clue words as, like, than, as......as,
1. He fought like a tiger.
2. His fighting is likened to that of a tiger.

Similes help us to illustrate our thoughts and ideas with references to things persons, objects,
nature. "As sly as a fox"

Here are some similes:
As alike as two peas
As bitter as gall
As frisky as a lamb
As sharp as a razor
As good as gold
As fresh as a daisy
As safe as a house
As bold as brass

As green as grass
As black as pitch or coal
As timid as a mouse
As gentle as a dove
As flat as a pancake
As cold as ice
As drunk as a lord
As blind as a bat

Exercise 2
Put in the missing words to complete the similes
1. as hungry as a
2. as light as a
3. as white as
4. as steady as a
5. as happy as a


The family-arrived at Apple Food restaurant at 20:00 hours: They were welcomed by a courteous
waitress who took then to their seats. After they were seated she gave them menu cards and asked
them if they needed something to drink. The parents ordered coconut water and the children ordered
fruit punch before they ordered the meal.

The mother asked if she could order corn soup as the entr6e. They all agreed. The mother looked
at the items for the main course and suggested chowmein with sweet and sour chicken. However,
Sandra and Marion said they would prefer vegetable fried rice with chicken. They were served mashed
potato salad as part of the main course.

After they had enjoyed their delicious meal, the waitress took their order for dessert. They or-
dered cheese cake and strawberry ice-cream. After they had finished their dessert, the father paid the
bill and gave a tip to the waitress.

Answer the following
1. The family went to the restaurant for
(a) breakfast (c) snack
(b) dinner (d) lunch

2. The word courteous suggest that the waitress was
(a) hasty (c) angry
(b) polite (d) stubborn

3. What part of the meal was served first?
(a) wanton soup (c ) corn soup
(b) chowmein and fried rice (d) fruit punch

4. The word tip refers to the
(a) total amount paid to waitress.
( b) money given to show appreciation.
(c ) money paid for meal.
(d) money paid for dessert.

5. What name would you give the passage?
(a) Chinese Food (c) Eating Out
(b) Giving Tip (d) Apple Food Restaurant

Let us now look at sentences

We convey our thoughts to others in the form of sentences, both when we speak and when we
write, so it is very important that we should be able to compose good sentences.

A sentence is a group of words which expresses a complete thought and makes sense
"r'- example, these do not make complete sentences.
1. One Sunday evening.
2. From 8:00 hours on a rainy day.
3. Running around the field.

Examples of complete sentences :
1. One Sunday evening I visited my friend in Berbice.
2. From 8:00 hours on a rainy day I slept until 13:00 hours.
3. I felt very exhausted after running around the field.

Exercise 4
Write" Yes" in the bracket for complete sentences and "No" for incomplete sentences.
1. The cow is a very useful animal. ( )
2. Suddenly a loud noise. ( )
3. The children of Grade 6 went to the zoo last Friday. ( )
4. On the peak of the mountain. ( )
5. Where are you going? ( )

On your own
Complete these to form sentences.
I. Last Wednesday------ ---------------
2. On my way to school-------- -----------
3. When --------------------------------?
4. I am studying very hard-------- -----------
5. My friend---------- ------------------
With a friend or classmate make at least five (5) sentences.

Remember that reading assists you to master your language.
So long for now. God Bless!!

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Responses to last week
Exercise 1.
1. 18cm2
2. 16cm2
3. 40cm2

Exercise 2.
(a) 150cm2
(b) 294cm'

Exercise 3.
1. 28cm2
2. 82cm2

Exercise 4.
1. 10cm2
2. 24cm'
3. 42cm2

4. 48cm2
5. 616cm2
6. 300cm2

(c) 216cm2
(d) 294cm2

3. 184cm2

4. 48cm2
5. 50cm2
6. 189cm2

7. 625cm2
8. 48cm'
9. 2 504cm2

7. 78.75 litres
8. 70cm2
9. 2cm

10. 100cm2


Today we will move on to Mass.
What is mass? How is it measured?

Mass is how heavy something is without gravity
Another way of describing mass is: Mass is how much matter an object has.
Mass is measured in grammes (g) or kilogrammes (kg)

2 600

3 425




Let us now look at conversion of foreign currency.
We will read the Guyana dollars as G$ or one hundred Guyana dollars is read as G$100.00
We will read the United States dollars as US$ or one hundred United States dollars as
Today the United States dollar to the Guyana dollar is
US$1.00 = G$200.00
What is the value US$5.00 in Guyana dollars?
US$1.00 = G$200.00
US$5.00 = G$200.00 x 5
= G$1 000.00

Try this exercise on your own.
If US$1.00 = G$200.00
What is the value in Guyana dollars for?
(a) US$6.00 (c) US$12.00
(b) US$10.00 (d) US$18.00

Did you come up with?
(a) G$1 200.00
(b) G$2 000.00

(c) G$2 400.00
(d) G$3 600.00

You are correct!!

We will read the Barbados dollar as Bds$.
If Bds$1.00 is equal to G$98.00, what is the value of Bds$8.00?
Bds$1.00 = G$98.00
Then Bds$8.00 = G$98.00 x 8

= G$784.00

Try these:
Convert the following Bds$ to G$
(i) Bds$60.00
(ii) Bds$100.00
(iii) Bds$125.00

The mass of this racing car is 600kg.
o Small, light items like baking powder, spice and geera are measured in grammes.
o Large, heavy items like cement, rice and sugar are measured in kilogrammes.

1I000 g = Ikg j

Let us now look at conversion.
Study these carefully:
(a) A bag of flour weighs 10 kg. What is its mass in grammes?
1 kg = 1 000 g
Then 10 kg =(1000xl10) g
= 10 000 g
(b) A packet of curry oowder weighs 275 g. What is its mass in kilogramme.
Remember 1 kg = 1 000 g
Therefore 275 g = (275/1000) kg
0.275 kg

To change kg to g, multiply by 1 000
To change g to kg divide by 1 000

(i) G$588.00
(ii) G$9 800.00
(iii) G$12 250.00

Exercise 1.
If US$1.00 is equal to G$200.00
and Bds$1.00 is equal to G$98.00
What is the value in G$ for the following
(i) US$15.00 (iii) US$15.00 and Bds$120.00
(ii) Bds$17.00 (iv) US$30.00, Bds$10.00
and G$400.00

G$1 568.00 to Bds$
G$1 800.00 to US$
US$5.00 and Bds$20.00 to G$
G$800.00 to US$.

With a friend work five more examples.

We will now move on to percentage and the symbol is %.
What is percentage? It means per hundred.
100% of 100 = whole
That is 100/100 = 1

What is 5% of 50?
1% = 50/100
5% = 50/100 x 5/1
= 2 V2 or 2.5

What is 10% of 80?
100% = 80
1% = 80/100
10% = 80/100x 10

Try these:

(c) express in grammes. 3 kg. 200 g

Now try these.
1. Express in grammes.
(a) 1 kg. 25 g (b) 2 kg. 275 g (c)

2. Express in kilogrammes
(a) 1 250 g (b) 1 500g

1. 20% of 150 3. Calculate 60% of 300
2. Find 50% of 250 4. 15% of 300 grammes.

(1 000 x 3) + 200 g
3 000 + 200 = 3 200 g

5 34 kg.

Exercise 2.
Find the value of:
(a) 25% of 40

(d) 6 V2 kg .

(b) 6% of 240

(c) 307 50

(e) 10% of 300

(d) 25c olf 500

So long for now until next week. Remember be good disciplined children

(c) 2 000 g

(d) 3 500 g

Page XI

For most of the 20th century
the major emphasis in den-'
tistry has been on the avoid-
ance of dental caries. Now
dental professionals are real-
izing they need to focus on
preventative maintenance of
gum disease as well. The
techniques exist to eliminate
virtually all local factors
(plaque and calculus) respon-
sible for gum disease. So it is
not only prudent but crucial
for countries like Guyana,
whose foreign exchange earn-
ing is inherently linked to
national development, to em-
phasize prevention of oral
Good oral health requires a
team effort between yourself,
your dentist and his staff. In or-
der for it to be successful you
must realize that only you can
make the effort a success. The
outcome will depend on how
well you clean your teeth and
gingiva (gums) each day. A
healthy diet is also important.
Home care involves the use
of a tqothbrush, toothpaste,
mouthwash and floss Good
home care is the backbone of
preventing dental disease. One
should never forget this state-
ment because it is an important
tenet. Brushing and flossing are
the two primary methods of
providing good home care for
you and your children. Brush-
ing with an approved tooth-
paste can be of significant value
when used in conscientiously
applied program of oral hy-
giene. The programme" is one
you must orchestrate in con-
junction with your dentist.
Your dentist or dentex
should provide you with regu-
lar dental checkups ( taking
X rays when necessary ) to
detect decay and periodontal
disease. That is why, in this
author's dental clinic, check-
ups are free after the
patient's first visit. If there

are any weak points in your
home care, your dentist can
intervene and correct the
situation before it gets to a
point of urgency. His inter-
vention involves recognizing
and treating problems that
you are not trained to see. Ei-
ther he or a dentex provides
a thorough cleaning of your
teeth on a regular basis to
prevent periodontal disease.
Many times pit-and-fissue
sealants are placed on
children's teeth to help pre-
vent decay. In conjunction
with this care, the dentist or
one of his staff members will
provide you with instructions
on how to foster your home
care. Once you begin active
home care, the staff will serve
as a resource for you if you
have questions or problems.
In general, dental examina-
tions are usually done every six
to twelve months. Some den-
tists determine this based on
your DMF index a way of
counting how many of your
teeth are decayed missing or
filled. It also depends on how
quickly you build up calculus
Studies show there are two
myths that commonly lead to a
lapse in home care. Patients
who have been successful in re- .
versing a periodontal problem
with a preventative care program
sometimes believe that some
permanent immunity has been
created. In addition, some pa-
tients who have completed pe-
riodontal therapy may feel they
have been 'cured' with no pos-
sibility for recurrence. Both of
these beliefs are false.
When dental professionals
focus on prevention, it allows
periodontal disease to be inter-
cepted with relatively simple
procedures. This reduces the
need for complicated treatment
options caused by delayed di-

Today, preventative den-
tistry is considered a standard
of dental practice. It is the pri-
mary way to ensure that good
dental health and quality care are
maintained over a lifetime. If
preventative education is mini-
mized or omitted, most dental
professionals would consider
this substandard care. A
healthy mouth projects an at-
tractive smile that is noticed by
all. A person who takes care of
his teeth and gums reflects a
person who values himself or
In addition to daily brush-
ing, flossing, and using a mouth
rinse, it is important to eat a
balanced diet so that your body
can get the nutrients needed for
good health.
If your diet is low in the
nutrients you need, it will be
hard for you to resist infec-
tion in the tissue of your
mouth, which can contribute
to periodontal (gum) disease.
If children do not have a bal-
anced diet their teeth may
not develop properly. In order
for them to develop strong,
decay resistant teeth, they
need a balanced diet with em-
phasis on calcium, phospho-
rus, and proper levels of fluo-
Your eating patterns and
food choices are important fac-
tors in helping to reduce caries
(decay) in your teeth. The rea-
son is that everything you eat
passes through your mouth.
When you eat foods that con-
tain carbohydrates (sugars and
starches), the bacteria in plaque
produce acids that can destroy
tooth enamel. After repeated at-
tacks, the tooth enamel begins
to break down, forming a cav-
In addition to white or
brown refined sugar ( sucrose),
there are several other different
kinds of sugars that are harmful
to your teeth. These include

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
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Closing Date for Tender will be January 31,2008.

The Package giving details of the Tender can be purchased and
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from Monday 12th November, 2007:-

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Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
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fructose ( fruit sugar), glucose,
lactose (milk sugar). Foods that
contain sucrose naturally are,
melons, bananas, sweet pota-
toes and mangoes. Even the
syrup from some liquid medica-
tions contains sugars. Processed
foods that have sugar added are
catsup, peanut butter and salad
dressing. People who use 'natu-
ral' sweeteners such as honey,
molasses, or corn sweeteners
should realize all can contribute
to teeth decay.
In recent years dental re-
searchers have learnt that foods
that contain starches can also
cause the bacteria in plaque to
produce acid. Foods that contain

The Dentist Advses

starches include bread, cereals,
processed foods, fruits and
vegetables. Many researchers
believe that if starchy foods (
especially those that contain
sugar) are left on the teeth or in
the mouth for any length of time
they can be dentally harmful.
It is important to remem-
ber that the acids in foods
that contain carbs attack your
teeth for 20 minutes or more
after you eat. Foods such as

hard candies, breath mints, or
cough drops, all stay in the
mouth for extended periods
of time. Foods that contain
carbs are less harmful if they
are eaten with a meal be-
cause the saliva production is
increased at this time. Saliva
helps to rinse food from the
mouth. In the final analysis,
oral health depends on the
effective control of dental


Contractors are hereby invited to be pre-qualified to undertake works to be done by the
Regional Democratic Council- Region 5 for the lcar'200,

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:-

" Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Fences
* Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
" Construction and Rehabilitation of Bridges and Drainage and Irrigation Structures
" Construction of School furniture
" Cleaning/Rehabilitation and Construction of Canals and Drains
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Sportsman injured in motor accident

in '77 awarded $17, 000 for pain ...

- Appellate Court reduced award to $12., 000

IN 1977, Kumar Ragnauth, an active sportsman of Berbice
who also enjoyed outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fish-
ing, was injured in a motor accident involving his motor cycle
and a wagon owned by Associated Industries Ltd.
He successfully sued the company for damages for injuries re-
ceived and was awarded the sum of $17, 000 by the trial judge for
pain, suffering and loss of amenities.
At the age of 36, Kumar had suffered extensive deep lacera-
tions on the scalp, multiple abrasions and bruises all over his body,
fractures of the right tibia, fibula and humerus. He spent three
months in hospital and underwent three operations.
He suffered extensive pain and, even after discharge from hos-
pital, suffered pain in the right hand, right leg and both hips (from
which bone had been grafted). His
right leg was 3/4 inch shorter than ..... ..... ..... ..
his left, and he was no longer able
to participate in sport or other
outdoor activities which he had
previously enjoyed.
In 1980, the trial judge
awarded him $17, 000 for pain, suffering and loss of amenities.
Kumar, because of his injuries, had expected a bigger award,

Ministry of Agriculture

Georgetown, Guyana



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Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Project and the Caribbean Community
Climate Change Centre requires the services of a consulting firm, a team of consultants, an
institution or consortium to prepare a national agriculture sector adaptation strategy to
address with the predicted adverse effects of climate change on the sector. Consultants,
institutions or consortia with proven capabilities in the conduct of climate change adaptation
sector assessments, preparation of strategies and related matters are encouraged to apply.
The selected entity must demonstrate a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the
subject matter, practical experience in the field and knowledge and familiarity with
UNFCCC, as well as the World Bank/GEF. UNDP and other requirements and
methodologies for the conduct of climate change vulnerability and capacity adaptation
assessments and the preparation of appropriate response strategies. It is expected that the
implementation of this activity will be completed over the period commencing in or about
February 2008 and ending in May 2008.

A copy of the detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy will be provided on request
from the persons listed below. Interested consultants, institutions or consortia should
submit a technical and a financial proposal separately and in duplicate indicainig their
interest in and capability to implement the above work in separate sealed envelopes marked:
respectively to the following addresses by close ofbusiness on Monday, January 28, 2008:

Joseph McGann
Project Manager/Technical Leader
Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Project
c/o Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
2"d Floor Lawrence Nicholas Building, Bliss Parade
P.O. Box 536, Belmopan City
Tel: 501-822 1094, 822 1104 Tel: (592) 225 5842, 227 2463

Gitanjali Chandarpal
National Climate Unit
Ministry of Agriculture
18 Brickdam, Stabroek

Proposals can also be submittedby electronic mail as PDF files to the following EMAIL addresses by close
of business on Monday, January 28, 2008:
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Applications nist state the period during which the bid will be valid. No facsimile proposals will be
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Amriculture

not realizing that the company would have appealed on the question of quantum of damages.
On appeal, the Court of Appeal constituted by Justices of Appeal R. H. Luckhoo, J. Gonsalves-
Sabola and Keith Massiah allowed the appeal as to quantum of damages. The award for pain, suffering
and loss of amenities was found to be inordinately high by comparison with other awards, even
allowing for the constant decline in the spending power of money; $12, 000 would be a fair and
reasonable assessment, the Court of Appeal asserted in 1982.
That Court also held that an award for pain, suffering and loss of amenities normally incorporates
factors such as disfigurement and physical injuries and these need not be tabulated as separate items
requiring separate assessment.
Associated Industries Ltd. and Aubrey Blair, the driver of the wagon had appealed to the Court of
Appeal of Guyana against a decision of the High
Court awarding Kumar Ragnauth (the Respondent) damages for personal injuries and finding that
the respondent was not guilty of contributory negligence.


fi By George Barclay

Justice of Appeal Luckhoo had
set out the facts of the case in his
Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick, S.C.
had appeared for the appellants,
while Mr. Derek Jagan, S.C., and


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Mr. Malcolm Taharally represented the respondent..
In his judgment, Justice of Appeal Luckhoo disclosed that the two issues argued at the
hearing of the appeal were whether the trial judge was right in not finding contributory negli-
gence proved on the state of evidence and whether the damages awarded were not inordi-
nately high.
On the first issue, Justice Luckhoo said that counsel for the appellants had submitted that
on the primary facts as found by the trial judge, a clear case of contributory negligen -e was
Please see page XIII

Spousal ... r
Spousal From page M
killed an inmate. While judges and the court systems are increasingly more sympathetic
to the "Burning Bed" syndrome, the vast majority do not get off.
Ending the Abuse. There are a number of factors that will help end abusive behaviour. The first
depends on the victim and her ability to recognize the situation, shedding all excuses for the abuser and
not rationalizing her own helplessness.
In the treatment men are put into counseling. Many, however, refuse to come to treatment. When
the law forces them, resistance is very high. Research tells that 15-20% are in this hard-core category.
In therapy there are various modes of-treatment. While some therapists prefer family therapy
because they see the problem as holistic, others see it as a matter for the abuser and the need to change
the unwanted behaviour. This abuser 'treatment may be as an individual or in groups. In the latter
instance, like Alcoholic Anonymous, the abuser gets sympathy from fellow abusers. In the initial
phase this is not placing blame, but seeing it as a problem or disease to be treated. The abuser readily
becomes identified with the group. As others, he will come to accept the problem, when he sees the
evil of his ways.
The problem of spousal abuse, from both males and females, is likely to continue, as long
as there are conditions of limited education, 'poor family income and abusive personalities.
Individuals and society need to be sensitized, to become educated and, where possible, nip it in
the bud.


In accordance with the Slaughter of Cattle (Control) Act:
Chapter 71:09, Section 3, the Ministry of Agriculture advises

"No person shall, without the permission in writing of a
Veterinary Officer, slaughter or cause to be slaughtered;
(a) any cattle with less than one permanent
incisor tooth; or
(b) any cattle of the female sex."

For the purpose of this law, "Cattle" means any bull, ox, steer,
cow, heifer or calf.

Failure to comply will lead to prosecution resulting in both a
fine and imprisonment.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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Sportsman injured

From page XII
made out by the defence
in that the circumstances of
the case established that the
respondent, through his own
carelessness in looking after
his own safety, contributed to
the injuries sustained by him
in an accident on 11th Janu-
ary, 1977 at Republic Road,
New Amsterdam, involving
his motor cycle and a motor
wagon driven by the second
The evidence for the re-
spondent was that he was
riding his motor cycle going
west on the District Adminis-
tration Office Road. At the
junction of that road and Re-
public Road, he looked north
and saw a vehicle about 150
yards away travelling south in
the centre of Republic Road .
Slowing down but not stop-
ping, he turned south into Re-
public Road and travelled for
about 18 feet along a footpath
some 5 to 6 feet wide. He was
struck down by the wagon. His
front wheel was struck when
the motor cycle was in a south
westerly position, about two
and a half feet on the roadway
His explanation for the
angle of the motor cycle at the
time of accident was that af-
ter having ridden along the foot-
path for a short distance he
gradually went on to the road to
a distance of about 2 V feet
from its eastern edge. He said
"I was trying to get on
a straight course by turning to
the east
slightly. I did signal to
go more east, by putting out my
According to Justice of Ap-
peal Luckhoo, "The trial judge
in recounting the respondent's
evidence said that the respon-
dent had signalled to go on to
the road. That was a factual
misconception. There was no
evidence of any signalling to go
on to the roadway from the

footpath. The material findings
of fact were these, as set out in
the judgment:
"I found as a fact, that on
the day in question,. the [respon-
dent] was riding his motor cycle
on Republic Road going south
and when he was about 20 feet
south of the junction, he was
about to go on the roadway
from the footpath when the
wagon came from behind and
struck him down.
I further found as a fact that
the left side of the front bumper
struck the front of the motor
cycle which was about a foot or
two on the road. The impact
caused the back portion of the
motor cycle to swing around
and strike the left front door of
the wagon."
Continuing, Justice
Luckhoo said that undoubtedly
the driver of the wagon was
negligent. He was not keeping
a proper look-out and was in
breach of his duty of care to
other road users. Was there evi-
dence on which a finding should
have been made that the respon-
dent had not in his own inter-
est taken reasonable care of
himself and had, by his want of
care, contributed to his own in-
Counsel for the appel-
lants has submitted there
.was. He observed that the
manoeuvre of coming out of
a side road without stopping
at its junction with the more
major of the two roads might
not be said by itself to be a
causative factor of the injury
to the respondent, because
the trial judge had found (on
accepting the respondent's
version) that the motor ve-
hicle was some 150 yards
away at that point of time. A
substantial causative factor,
he urged, was the motor
cyclist's dangerous manoeu-
vre, after having travelled
some distance, southward
along the footpath, of going
on to the roadway without in-
dicating, by signaling his in-
tention to do so, and by fail-


ing to look back to see from
the state of the traffic in the
vicinity whether it was safe
to go on to the roadway at
that stage.
Justice Luckhoo added
"In my view if a pedestrian
were walking along .a foot-
path and decided to go on to
the roadway without first
looking to see whether it
was safe for him to do so
and was, almost immediately
on going thereon, struck
down by a vehicle coming
from behind, it might well be
said that he was at least part
author of his injury. He
ought reasonably to have ex-
pected that there would be
traffic on a public road. A
prudent man taking care for
his own safety would take
the precaution of looking be-
fore entering upon the road-
way. For the same reason, a
cyclist or motor cyclist who
rode along a footpath for
some distance would be ex-
pected, if he decided to
change his lane of travel
from the footpath on to the
roadway, to see whether it
was safe for him to do so .
In the concluding remarks of
his judgment, Justice of Appeal
R.H. Luckhoo declared that it is
not in doubt that awards must
be fair and reasonable, and that
comparable injuries should be
compensated by comparable
He added, "Having re-
gard to this court's assess-
ment of damages under
the head of pain and suf-
fering and loss of ameni-
ties in respect of injuries
of greater severity, and al-
lowing for the constant
decline in the purchasing
power of the dollar, it
would appear that the glo-
bal sum of $17, 000
awarded on March 5, 1980
was inordinately high and
I agree that it should be re-
duced.. A fair and reason-
able assessment would, on
the state of the evidence,

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be the sum of $12, 000. It
should be noted, in case
there is any doubt on the
matter, that an award for
pain and suffering and loss
of amenities would nor-
mally incorporate such
factors as an injured
person's disfigurement and
physical injuries.

There is no need to tabu-
late those as separate items
and have them assessed
separately. The practice in
our courts as well as in the
courts of the Caribbean and
of England is to give effect to
such matters in an award un-
der the heading of damages
for pain and suffering and

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VAT Policy 29 -Going Concern
There are a number of supplies which are zero rated by virtue of Schedule 1 of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act. The Guyana
RevenueAuthority (GRA) continues to simplify issues pertaining to VAT to educate and assist taxpayers.

This policy therefore sets the standard procedure regarding what is considered going concern and VAT.

Schedule I paragraph (n) of the VAT Act states that "a supply by a registered person to another registered person of a
taxable activity, or part of a taxable activity, as a going concern is zero rated.

Therefore, where a registered person sells a business or part of a business which is in operation with all the goods and
services of that business intact to another registered person who intends to continue operation of the said business, then
the sale is classified as a going concern and is considered zero rated provided:-

1. A notice in writing signed by the transferor and transferee is furnished to the Commissioner within fifteen
days after the sale took place.
2. The notice must include details of the supply.

Section 4 (3) of the VAT Act states "a transfer of a taxable activity or part of a taxable activity capable of separate
operation is disposed of as a going concern where all the goods and services necessary for the continued operation of
that taxable activity or that part of a taxable activity up to the time of its transfer to the transferee; and the transferor
carries on, or is carrying on. that taxable activity or that part of a taxable activity up to the time of its transfer to the

Persons who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write the Comrrnissioner; VAT and Excise Tax
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loss of amenities.
"For these reasons the ap-
peal will be allowed in part and
the global damages awarded
would be reduced.
Justices of Appeal,
Gonsalves-Sabola and Keith
Massiah as they then were,
concurred with the judgment
of R.H. Luckhoo.

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Joseph, now Pharoah's prime minister, is the centre of attraction at court.

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Spedimens from two
Guyan4 yaws, cases were
included in the study, after
they were collected and
proce'ssei, by Or. Silverman.
Genetic, analysis sho\ ed
that this wma o strain was the
closest known relative to
venereal syphilis.
(From the New York Times)

COLUMBUS. it seems, made another discovery of something that he was not looking for.
in :i cunipieheniie genetic iiud\,. scientists have found what the.\ a% i. ihe sir, ,nget ee idence yet
linking the irt LuropeC.n e.plorers of the Ne'. Word to he origin of 'c.\ujll', Ii-h-nulied .yplulhI
The research, they say, supports the hypothesis that returning explorers introduced organisms lead-
ing. in probably modified forms, to the first recorded syphilis epidemic, beginning in Europe in 1493.
The so-called Columbus hypothesis had previously rested on circumstantial evidence, mainly the
timing of the epidemic. lt was further noted that earlier traces of syphilis or related diseases had been
few and inconclusive in Europe. Yet nonvenereal forms of the diseases were widespread in the American
Leaders of the new study said the most telling results were that the bacterium causing sexually trans-
mitted syphilis arose relatively recently in humans and was closely related to a strain responsible for the
nonvenereal infection known as yaws. The similarity was especially evident, the researchers said, in a
variation of the yaws pathogen isolated recently among afflicted children in a remote region of Guyana
in South America.
Researchers who conducted the study and others familiar with it said the findings suggested Colum-
bus and his men could have carried the nonvenereal tropical bacteria home, where the organisms may
have mutated into a more deadly form in the different conditions of Europe. .
In the New World, the infecting organisms for nonvenereal syphilis, known as bejel and.yawN, were
transmitted by skin-to-skin and oral contact, more often in children. The symptoms are lesions prima-
rily on the legs, not on or near the genitals.
Krist;;i N. Harper, a researcher in molecular genetics at Emory University, who was the principal

HISTORY A woodcut from the late 1490s, left, depicts a man infected with syphilis, a
arn engraving from 1689 shows people being treated for the disease.
investigator inthe study, said the findings supported "the hypothesis that syphilis, or some progeni
came from the New World."-
The examination of the e.olutionar. relatedness of organisms associated with syphilis
reported on Monday in the online journal Public Library of Science/Neglected Tropical I
Ms. Harper, a doctoral student in the Emory department of population biology, ecology and evw
tion, was the lead author. Her co-authors included George J. Armelagos. an Emory anthropologist N
has studied the origins of syphilis for more than 30 years, and Dr. Michael S. Silverman, a Caria
infectious diseases physician who collected and tested specimens from yaws lesions in Guyana,
only known site today of yaws infections in the Western Hemisphere.
The researchers said their study "represents the first attempt to address the problem of the origin
syphilis using molecular genetics, as well as the first source of information regarding the genetic mak
of nonvenereal strains from the Western Hemisphere."
They applied phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary relationships between organisms, in exar
ing 26 geographically disparate strains in the family of Treponema bacteria. Treponema pallidum t
species pallidum is the agent for the scourge of venereal syphilis. The subspecies endemicum cai
bejel, usually in hot, arid climates, and pertenue spreads yaws in hot, humid places.
Della Collins Cook, a paleopathologist at Indiana University who did not participate in
study but specializes in treponental diseases, praised the research as a "very, very interest'
step" advancing understanding of syphilis. "They have looked at a wider range of the genoi
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Dreamcoat, pr
sented by Woodsid
Choirs Internation2
ends, is all set for a re
prise this evening at the ,N
tional Culture Centrefi:
The Andrew Lloyd Webbi
and Tim Rice musical had a de
licious premiere at the Centre c
I)ecember 30 last, and played'
a select and highly appreciate%
The work is oratorio.-lik,
and the ensemble singing b
Woodside and friends as a je
to hear, along with the no
darker and richer baritone
Da% id Dewar as Pharoah
Director Russel Lancast
is .something of an old, hand
drama, but he spoke of direcri
Joseph as a more demanding a
Big exaggerated movement

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vital to the musical, he told the
Sunday Chronicle, and players in
this genre have to be multi-tal-
ented. i
I "Those involved in the mu-
icsal have to act and sing and
dance, and this calls for much
nimore than the ability of a straight
dramatic performer," he ex-

Joseph features Lianne
Smith as narrator, and she
does so in a clear, musical so-
prano, while Joseph Smith
plays Joseph with an engaging
And of course there is the
seasoned bass baritone David

Dewar, with a small part which
comes off very niuch like trying
to pour Kaieteur into a sauce-
pan. \
Costumes aOe minimal but
evocative, with a great big
splurge for shirrimering golden
headdresses and ?reastplates and
amulets. Also spectacles and

wristwatches worn by the play-
ers tell of the free-wheeling
spirit of ihe work, though there
are vestiges of Jewish influence
in the music.
The musical is based on the
story as related in Genesis of the
Holy Bible.
It started as a school pro-

duction in 1967 and moved to
a performance at St. Paul's in
1969, and then Decca released
a recording of that perfor-
The Webber, Rice team
went on to write Jesus Christ
Superstar, and it was the phe-
nomenal success of this rock op-

era that allowed Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
to grow.
Joseph has been
performed by both
professional and amateur
companies all over the world
and by thousands of schools.
(Raschid Osman)

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of these bacteria, Dr. Cook said, "and have scared up some
i. new samples from parts of the world and the group of related
diseases that hadn't been available to researchers before."
But she recommended an even broader investigation of the natu-
ral history of these diseases, making an effort to find more people
-with active treponemal cases where they probably still exist in parts
of South America. Cases of yaws in Africa and Asia are periodi-
cally reported.
John W. Verano, an anthropologist at Tulane, said the findings
would "probably not settle the debate" over the origins of venereal
syphilis, though most scientists had become convinced that the dis-
ease was not transmitted sexually before Europeans made contact
with the New World.
Donald J. Ortner, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institu-
tion, questioned whether the organisms causing the first European
epidemic were actually distinct from others in the treponemal fam-
ily. "What we are seeing is an organism with a long history, and it
is very adaptable to different modes of transmission that produce
different manifestations," Dr. Ortner said.
Three medical scientists, responding to the new study,
pointed out what they considered shortcomings in its meth-
ods and interpretations.
In a critique also published by the online journal, Connie J.
Mulligan of the University of Florida, Steven J. Norris of the Uni-
versity of Texas at Houston and Sheila A. Lukehart of the Univer-
sity of Washington wrote that caution "must be used in drawing
conclusions about the evolution of 'subspecies' that may represent
a biological continuum, rather than discrete agents."
"Firm conclusions should not be based," for example, on the
two samples from one location in Guyana, they added.
But scientists generally agreed that the molecular approach
would overcome some limitations of other investigations.
Paleopathologists like Dr. Cook have for years analyzed skel-
etons for the bone scars from lesions produced by treponemal dis-
eases, except for the mild form called pinta. In this way, they traced
the existence of these infections in the New World back at least
7,000 years. But it has often been difficult to determine the age of
the bones and distinguish the different diseases that share symp-

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toms but have different modes of transmission. Dr. Cook said the
skeletal evidence for treponemal disease in pre-Columbian Europe
and Africa was sketchy and even more ambiguous than in the New
World. In the 1990s, scientists reported finding bones in Italy and
England, from before Columbus's return, that bore lesion scars that
they said appeared to have been caused by venereal syphilis.
Scientists remain skeptical of this interpretation. If highly con-
tagious venereal syphilis had existed in Europe in antiquity, said
Dr. Armelagos, the Emory anthropologist, there should be more sup-
porting epidemiological evidence than two or three skeletons bear-
ing suggestive scars.
In her investigation, Ms. Harper studied 22 human Trepone-
mal pallidum strains. The DNA in their genes was sequenced in
nearly all cases, examined for changes and eventually used in con-
structing phylogenetic trees incorporating all variations in the strains.
An Old World yaws subspecies was found to occupy the base
of the tree, indicating its ancestral position in the treponemal fam-
ily, she said. The terminal position of the venereal syphilis sub-
species on the tree showed it had diverged most recently from the
rest of the bacterial family.
Specimens from two Guyana yaws cases were included in the
study, after they were collected and processed by Dr. Silverman.
Genetic analysis showed that this yaws strain was the closest
known relative to venereal syphilis.
Ms. Harper's team concluded that New World yaws belonged to
a group distinct from Old World strains, thus occupying the place on
the tree more likely to be intermediate between the nonvenereal strains
previously existing in Europe and the one for modem syphilis.
If this seemed to solidify the Columbus hypothesis, the re-
searchers cautioned that a "transfer agent between humans and non-
human primates cannot be ruled out using the available genetic data."
Dr. Armelagos said research into the origins of syphilis would
continue, because "understanding its evolution is important not just
for biology, but for understanding social and political history."
Noting that the disease was a major killer in Renaissance
Europe, he said, "It could be argued that syphilis is one of the
important early examples of globalization and disease, and glo-
balization remains an important factor in emerging diseases."

Race row

over Brazil

fashion week

By Gary Duffy
BBC News, Sao Paulo

All the glamour and style you would expect from an interna-
tional catwalk was clearly on show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
It seems firmly established in the fashion calendar, and dozens
of photographers were there to compete for the best images that
will feature in magazines here and abroad.
But even though Brazil is one of the most multi-coloured na-
tions in the world, the vast majority of the models taking part here
are white, almost European in appearance.
Brazil has more people of African descent than any country
outside of Africa, half the population is said to be either black or
mixed race, and the absence of black models on Brazilian catwalks
is an issue that has been raised by some influential voices.
The British stylist Judy Blame, and Michael Roberts, Fashion
and Style Director of Vanity Fair, have both been reported as voic-
ing their concern and surprise after visits to Brazil.
Style does not have colour, Blame is said to have remarked.
And outside the landmark Bienal building where Sao Paulo
Fashion Week is being staged young black models voiced their
"I think the business is smaller for black girls," says 19-year-
old Rafaela Favero. "But I don't know if it is because we are just
black but we are different, our pattern of beauty is different our
hair and our bodies."
"In a fashion show it is practically impossible," says 24-year-
old Rafael Milagres.
"You have to have luck, and someone that suggests your name.
Because nowadays to do a fashion show you have to be in an agency
with a majority of white people, as is the case with most agencies
in Brazil, while just 2% of models are black."
The owner of one agency that promotes the work of black

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Poetry Time

They didn't jumped in the air
First day of the new school year
When they heard strange phrase 'leap year';
Lost the children were
This new phrase brought a lull
But the teacher then explained
In tone pedantic and solemn
With astronomical details so boring
She sent them all to sleep. RRU
One whole school day lost .
They all lost that extra day
Offered by the leap year, *S
Teacher and pupils,
Just like that, puff.

So remember and beware
you can't eat your cake and have it

Multiple-choice questions for you to answer.
Read each question carefully. Choose the one answer you think is correct.

1. The order in which emphasis should be
placed in our lives to ensure a balanced
(a) Spirit, Soul and Body.

(b) Body, Soul and Spirit.
Spirit, Body and Soul.

(d) None of the above. (i.e, it does not matter).

2. An important reason why we need to relate
to people.

(a) Because we need something from them.

(b) Because people need to relate to us.

For fear ofeinglefo.

(d) Because someone said no to us.
3. Which factor makes good relationship?

(a) Having to ask your family to make excuses
when your partner phones.

(b) Blaming the other person when
experiencing difficulties.
Being a good listener.

(d) Doing all the work to keep the relationship

4. Which factor can destroy a relationship?
(a) When your partner continually ignores

(b) Being friendly with others.
Finding it easy to keep promises.
(d) Understanding your partner.

5. A quotation that supports relationships.
(a) "One cannot love what he cannot respect,
whether it be himself or another", -
Scott Keyes
(b) "For all the law is fulfilled in one word,
even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor
as thyself'. (Gal.5:14)
"If you want to be loved, you have to be
worth loving". Ruth Brown
(d) "It's often easier to get what you want
than to enjoy it after you have it". -
Frank Clark

6. A quotation that supports the growth in
(a) "I do not think much of a man who is not
wiser today than he was yesterday".
(Abraham Lincoln).
(b) "When a person grows to like himself he
becomes more tolerant of others".
(Lao Wei)
"To lengthen my life, lessen my meals".
(Benjamin Franklin)
(d) "No man is free who is a slave to the
esh". (L. A. Seneca)

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



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The development of Bio Energy as an Industry in Guyana will be of significant socio economic
S nd environmental importance to the country as climate change continues to impact severely
An economies.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Report (Horta and Coviello
(2007)) states Guyana is highly dependent for its energy on imported fossil fuels for both power
generation and transport. The country has a very modest degree of industrialisation and primary prod-
ucts in agriculture, forest products and mineral contribute to a significant proportion (- 40%) of GDP.
.Petroleum imports amount to more than 500,000 tons annually valued at in excess of US$220 M or
29% of the country's import bill.
Diesel fuel and gasoline account for 66% and 22% respectively of petroleum product imports.
Both of these could be substituted for by bio-fuels in the form of ethanol for gasoline, bio-diesel for
diesel transport fuel. and agriculture and wood wastes for thermoelectric power generation now met
-mainly bN diesel plants
Guyana's participation in the agro-energy sector has the potential to have a significant
Impact on poverty reduction, industrialization and diversification of the traditional pillars of

1. The Basic Needs Trust Fund has secured funding 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 Delivery of Medical Equipment for
Lethem/Maharuma District Hospitals.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures
specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of
Section IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, clarification, examine and
uplift bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from 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.

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 the address below at
09:00 hrs Tuesday Feb 5th 2008. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as stated in the
Bidding document.
7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting bid documents
(upon presentation of receipt from Basic Needs Trust Fund, see#3 above)

The Project Manager
Basic Needs Trust Fund, 237 (amp Street, Georgetown, Guyana.
9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Project Manager
Basic Needs Trust Fund, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown. Guyana.

agriculture; sugar and rice. Such microeconomic benefits would
also be mirrored by significant macroeconomic benefits: for ex-
ample, Guyana spent a full 28% of the total value of imports
into country on fuel in 2005. Clearly, any reduction in this
alarming percentage will allow significant foreign currency sav-
ings, which, rather than representing a drain on the country's
resources, would have been re-invested into the economy. The W
potential for a cushioning of price fluctuations of crude, and
the corresponding security derived from a domestic fuel supply
will have significant impacts on the country's growing and still
fragile economy. Furthermore, within a context of global and
regional concerns regarding climate change abatement,
Guyana's participation in the agro-energy sector could have sig-
nificant impacts on the reduction of greenhouse gases and cri-
teria air contaminants through the use of cleaner bio-fuels and
Studies conducted by Albert Binger. Renown Bioenergy Expert,
have indicated that the potential Agro-energy industries for the Caribbean (including Guyana) are in
two areas: liquid fuels for transportation and. solid fuels for electricity generation. Further, it was
stated that the potential Agro-industries must include the assessment of the raw material potentially
available, the cost and reliability of the technologies that convert the biomass feedstock into intermedi-
ate form or final use form, and how these technologies impact the viability of biofuels production and
use; and the institutional capacity at the national level.
Binger in his report contended that Guyana has excellent potential as biofuel producer amongst
Caribbean Countries. The lead crops identified were sugarcane, oilseed, and fast growing trees. The
biofuels markets identified were for transportation and power generation.
At present agro-energy feedstocks being produced in Guyana which include: sugarcane, coconut
and oil palm as raw materials for ethanol and biodiesel production. Molasses, a by product of the
sugar industry could also be used as a source of ethanol. Japtropha could also be cultivated for biodiesel
production. The use of bagasse as well as rice husks and wood wastes for cogeneration are also feed-
stocks for agro-energy purposes. Additionally, the production of biogas from raw manure is another
source of agro-energy. The cultivation of algae for the production of liquid for biodiesel production is
another potential source of agro-energy. The various opportunities that Guyana has in agro-energy are
summarised below:
1. Oil crops rendered animal fats. and used vegetable and animal fats: production of Biodiesel
2. ,l Sugarcane and other high-carbon crops (sorghum, sweet potatoes, specialised grasses, etc.):
E i han lrco-geherai ion. biogas production and Syngas production
3 Energ', florets and residues from traditional forests: firewood, coal, briquettes, biomass pel-
lets, gassification to produce syngas or liquefied heavy oils, biogas and co-generation
4. Algae cultivation for the production of lipids for biodiesel production (at the same time pro-
ducing proteins for the aquaculture and animal feed industries).
The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) currently produces biodiesel from veg-
etable and animal based oils (including used frying oil and greases) obtained from the food service
industry. It should also be noted that the glycerol byproduct of the process is being amalgamated with
sawdust to create an excellent source of combustible material. This has the potential to replace logs as
a fuel source.
Oil Palm
Biodiesel is currently being produced at the Wauna Oil Palm Estate in Region I from the oil palm
currently cultivated. The IAST has built a biodiesel plant at this location for the investor, Agri- Solu-
tions Technologies. The current investor has plans to improve the current production of the estate
(estimated at 1200 acres) through rehabilitation of the existing palms. Further additional acreages would
be established using imported varieties.
Coconut oil is being used in some countries as a fuel in compression ignition (CI) en-
gines without conversion to biodiesel. The use of this feedstock directly as a fuel has not

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Toyota Carina AT 192 Motor Car No. PKK 5336
Vehicle can be viewed at GBTI Vreed-en-Hoop Branch, between the
hours of 08:00 hrs.to 16:00 hrs. on Mondays to Fridays.

Individual sealed bid marked 'Bid for Vehiclek must be sent no later
lia.n Fri"ida. Felbri.mr.. Ist, 2008 to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human Resources & Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47/48 Water Street

For further information please call 227-8167

The Bank reserves the right to refuse thV- highest or any bid.

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Internal self Government

Independent Nation

Responses to last week
Exercise 1.
1. Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company
2. Guyana Post Office Corporation
3. Guyana National Newspapers Limited
4. National Communications Network

This week we will continue with the history of Guyana

Independence means freedom to rule oneself. The country is free to make its own deci-
sions concerning the welfare of the country and its people.
Guyana gained its political independence from Great Britain on May 26, 1966.

Some changes were brought about with the new political status
Before independence After independence
Name British Guiana Guyana
Flag Union Jack Golden Arrowhead
National Anthem God Save the Queen Dear Land of Guyana
Currency- pounds, shillings and pence Dollar

Guyana remained a colony for 152 years.

The instruments of independence were handed over to the Prime Minister of Guyana-
Mr. Forbes Burnham by the Duke of Kent, the cousin of the Queen of England. The handing
over ceremony was done in the National Assembly in Parliament Building.
The Prime Minister appointed a Guyanese Governor General Sir David Rose.

Stages of Political Development in Guyana

Head of state
Queen of England

Governor-General (British)

Governor- General (Guyanese)

Republic Status under the
British Constitution President

Republic Status under the
People's New Constitution Executive President

Symbols of Nationhood

A symbol is an object which represents something.

Guyana's symbols of nationhood are
o The National Flag The Golden Arrowhead
o The National Coat of Arms
o The National Anthem
o The National Pledge

The National Flag of Guyana also refers to as The Golden Arrowhead

Significance of each part of the Coat of Arms of Guyana

The Amerindian Head-dress the Amerindians the indigenous people of Guyana
The Helmet- a monarchial insignia tells that Guyana was once ruled by a King or
The two diamonds at the side of the Amerindian Head-dress the country's mineral
The jaguar holding the pick axe represents the country's mineral wealth
The jaguar holding the stalk of rice and sugar-cane symbolizes our two main agri-
cultural crops rice and sugar
The shield signifies protection for the nation
The three blue wavy lines on the shield rivers of Guyana
The Victoria Regia Lily is our National flower
The Canje Pheasant is our National Bird
At the bottom of the Coat -of Arms is our National Motto One People, One Na-
tion, One Destiny.

The National Anthem

The words of the National Anthem were written by an Anglican Priest, Reverend A. L.
The music was written by R.C.G Potter, a Guyanese educator. The Cyril Potter College of
Education (C.P. C. E) a teacher training institution was named after him.

The National Pledge

When the words of the National Pledge are repeated you have to stand and place your
right hand over the heart

All Guyanese are expected to honour the National Symbols of our country. We can do
this by
o Standing to attention for the National Anthem
o Place your right hand over the heart when reciting the Pledge

Look at the flag of Guyana. Observe the design, colours and shape.

Next week we will continue with our rich history.

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The Golden Arrowhead was design by Whitney Smith.
There are five colours on the flag
Green 50%
Gold 24%
Red _16%
White _6%
Black 4%

Significance of the colours
The green agricultural and forested nature of Guyana
The gold Guyana's mineral wealth
The red zeal and dynamic task of nation building
The black strength and endurance of the Guyanese people
The white Guyana's many rivers and water potential

The national Coat of Arms

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This week we will continue to look at simple machine.
Type 2 lever the load is between the pivot (fulcrum) and the effort.

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Number of Class 3-3evers Used

a single class 3 lever

Two class 3 levers

Two class 3 levers

We had previously examined force and what is it. Then we explore how
simple machines can make work easier.

We will now move on to energy. What is energy?
Energy is the ability to do work

Renewable Non-Renewable

Examples of common tools that use a type 2 lever.

Item Number of Class 2 Levers Used

Energy Sources


bottle opener


nail clippers

nut cracker

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a single class 2 lever

Two class 2 levers

Two class 2 levers

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Type 3 lever, the effort is between pivot and the load.

Examples of common tools that use a Type 3 lever include:

Energy comes in different forms:
Heat light mechanical

electrical nuclear

Energy is in everything. We use energy to do everything from eating,
baking, writing, running.
All forms of energy are stored in different ways. These sources are divided
into two groups, which are renewable and nonrenewable, as shown above.
Renewable: an energy source that can be renewed in a short
period example Solar energy
Nonrenewable: an energy source that cannot be recreated in
a short period example fossil fuels, like oil,
natural gas and coal.

What is energy?
Energy makes change; it does things for us. It moves cars along the road and
boats over the water. It bakes a cake in the oven and keeps ice frozen in the
freezer. It plays our favourite songs over the radio and lights our homes.
Energy makes our bodies grow and allows our minds to think. Scientists
define energy as the ability to do work. People have learnt to change
energy from one form to another so that we can do work more easily and
live more comfortably.

Forms of energy.
Energy is found in different forms such as light, heat sound and motion.
There are many forms of energy, but they can all be put in two categories:
kinetic and potential.
Kinetic energy is motion, of waves, electrons, atoms,
molecules, substances and objects.
Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of motion -
gravitational energy. There are several forms of potential
energy like chemical and nuclear energy.

We have talked about solar energy. Next week we will examine the solar
So continue to be disciplined children and you will be successful.


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iunday Chronicle January 20, 2008



been tested in Guyana.
The area under'coconut cultivation in Guyana is approximately' 14,333 hectares. The potential for
diesel substitution from coconut has been investigated for a number of Caribbean countries, inc udipg
Guyana, by Binger (2006 a). The results of this study in Guyana are shown below: i

Production 45,000 t/yr

Total energy of residues (shells & husks) 593 TJ/yr

Diesel substituted by residues 9.9 M 1/yr

Copra produced i 14,850 t/yr

Coconut oil produced 8,910 t/yr

Diesel substituted by coconut oil 8.2m 1/yr

diesel substituted by both coconut oil and residues 18.1 m 1/yr

Value as diesel substitute @ US$70/bbl US$12.0 m/yr

Value as diesel substitute @ US$ 100/bbl US$1.7.2 m/yr

Jatropha curas
In-some countries, like India, Jatropha is the main source of biodiesel. In Guyana, Jatropha also
called Physic Nut grows as a live fence in yards and around dwelling places. NARI/IAST havebegun
investigative studies on the use of Jatropha 'as a source of biodiesel locally.
Studies by Binger (2006 a) have revealed the estimated areas of Jatropha that would have to be
planted in Guyana to achieve a 10%, 20% and 50% production of biodiesel based on diesel consump-
tion (304 m litres) in 2004. This information is illustrated below:.



Diesel Substitution
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'The: Ministry of Health Invites applications from suitably qualified persons for
enrollment in our 2-year full-time Nurse Anaesthesia training program for March'
S2008. I

This Pr6oramme would be executed at the GHPC and is accredited by the
Guyana ,ursing Council.

Admiss on requirements are:

1) IRegistered Nurse + a minimum of 1 year experience at the anticip ted
commehnement of the course
2) Nurse Assistant with 3 years experience at the anticipated
commencement of the course.'
3) Medex + 1 year experience at the anticipated commencement of the "

Application forms are available from all Regional Health Officers and Medical
uperintendents0of Regional Hospitals. .

or further information kindly contact te phones. 227-1316; 225-6785; ` .
22-4414.. '

.losing date for'submission of applications is January-24, 2008.

Applications should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
iHealth, Brickdam, Georgetown.

The diesel substituted (50%) would amount to 152 MI/yr, giving a return of US$102m

Rice Waste
The total area under rice cultivation in Guyana is approximately 130,000 hectares. Using data for
2004, when an estimated 501,500 tons of rice was produced, Horta and Colviello (2007) projected that
110,300 tons of residues (husks) were available, based on the assumption that rice processing plants
produced close the 0.22 kilograms of cellulose waste per kilogram of husked rice. Assuming that the
energy content of these wastes is 13.8 MJ/kg, the reserves may be estimated at 36,400 tons of oil
equivalent to 11% of current diesel consumption in Guyana (Horta and Coviella, 2007).
Wood Waste
-As regards the bioenergy potential of Guyana's sawmills, whose total timber prodc."ion in 20051
was approximately 1,347,000 cubic meters, the average density of the wood was assumed to be 600
kg/m3, and waste production (sawdust, wood shavings etc.) was estimated, conservatively, at approxi-
.mately 200 kilograms per cubic meter or one third of processed wood. Estimating the heat potential a
13.8 MJ/kg, the result was an impressive figure of 1.55 million tons of oil equivalent for 2005, almost
three times more than the country's current diesel consumption (Horta & Covietla, 2002). '
As in the case of the rice mills, these lignocellulose wastes can be used to produce electricity and
for cogeneration. In this regard, Barama Company Limited, one of the main groups active in the for"
estry- industry in Guyana, intends to et up a 3 MW plant using available waste.
According to Horta & Coviello (2007), the above values were just preliminary estimates, but they
indicated clearly the extent of knowledge of Guyana's bioenergy potential, mainly for electric power
There has been recent renewed interest in the production of biogas from cow dung. Ode
plant has been established at the St. Stanislaus Farm and another at. a farmer's location at
- Canals No. 1 Polder. The plants are producing biogas for household consumption. Additional,
the gas produced at the Farm is used to power the machines used for milking cows. This tech-
nology has the potential for use in other rural areas of Guyana.
(A NARI feature)



Contractors are hereby invited to be pre-qualified for works and services to be undertaken by
the Sea and River Defence Division of the Ministry oYf Public Works.and Cbmmunication for'
the following: -

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

Pre-Qualification form can be obtained from the Office of the PROJECT MANAGER,
GEORGETOWN during the normal workirgi hours from January 7 to 28,2008.


Payment is nO n-fieiVnFUiDtIBL and should be made in favour of' lthe Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

Pre-Qualification Bids fi:r each L rGTmust be separately enclosed iri a sealed envelope,
bearing tgo identity of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the tolileft'hand corner the;
LouTend redfor. .

Pre-Qualifikation Bids should bl( addressed to: .

d1 depot',-Led Lin the Tend'r l. at rh.l.t ald,'e. -,n/ i r ht before 09:001i on Tues a', Janu"ry
29,2008. '"

Pre-Qualificali. Bid 1 .. iL, L. op.iied Ir 09:00 li 1i'Tuesday, January 29,"2 208 in .tle
pr nc- f 1 Tiid l endtir-. iLthii Cr t IcmUateauc-t ho cho,,I, s'c t .,i., ud at. th cMinistry ,of Piblic

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As we begin the New Year,
it is a good time to resolve to
think and act GREEN. This
means that we must know how
our actions affect the environ-

ment and what we can do to
make as small an environmental
footprint (impact) on Earth.as
possible. This must then be fol-
lowed by taking action to reduce



Government of Guyana
Community Roads Improvement Project
Project Preparation Consultancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

"CDB Funded PIU proposal for the Community Roads Improve'ment Project -
Project preparation Consultancy"

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

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

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

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

our environmental footprint.
There are many environ-
mental issues that should con-
cern us, like Climate Change and
its impact on people, liveli-
hoods, landscapes and
biodiversity. Deforestation, loss
of biodiversity, water pollution
and scarcity are also important
issues to ponder. As we do this.
it is imporlnt for us to recog-.
nize that meeting our needs im-
pact the environment and that
it is within our POWER to take
action reduce that impact.

Here are some simple steps
to thinking green, acting green,
and living green.

Be Informed
Living green is about mak-
ing responsible decisions. Lets
be aware of the impact our
lifestyles on the
environment and know our op-
Lets examine our water,
electric, and gasoline bills today
so that we can see how much
we're saving later on when we
begin to live green.
Let's calculate how far we
drive every month and think
about how we you cut back .

2. Travel Sustainably

Traveling and the things
that go with it flights, hotel
rooms, taxis, and rental cars -
can mean significant impact on
the environment and
' biodiversity (Can you say
why?).. When we travel, let's
think of ways we can cut down
on carbon emissions (Can you
list some ways?)"
** Let's choose to visit ac-

credited ecotourism destina-
tions. This will support local
communities and help to con-
serve critical biological diversity.
If possible lets choose to
fly directly to the destination (a
larger percentage of carbon given
off by airline flights are emitted
during take off and landing)
Can our business meet-
ings be conducted with cameras
and computers rather than face
to face? Consider investing in re-
mote meeting tools and think
about the money we would save
on airline tickets and hotel
Let's use a hybrid or a flex
fuel (uses gasoline and/or etha-
nol) vehicle or even diesel pow-
ered vehicles (diesel is a cleaner
and cheaper fuel than gasoline.
Choose hotels that have
an environmental management
strategy. At check-in, request
that our sheets and towels are
not to be changed unless left on
the floor, that our recyclables
are properly recycled, and that
air conditioning is left off when
we're not in the room. At
check-out, let's leave a comment
card to let the management
.know whether our requests
were satisfied and praise suc-
cessful efforts to be green.

3. Be a Green Consumer

Do we know what effects
the things we buy have on the
environment? Let's ,
be aware of what the things
we buy are made of, where they
come from, and how they are
made. All of.this knowledge de-
termines how we impact
biodiversity in our back yard
and around the world. Remem-
ber, we have the .power to

choose what we spend our
morey on.
Let's consume less and
use things until they wear out .
Let's choose products
that are made of recycled mate-
rial or can be reused or recycled
e.g. printer paper, canvas bags
for groceries, We can also find
usual items made out of unusual
reused and recycled materials
e.g. buckets and washtubs and
garbage bins made from recycled
Let's support companies
that think about the environ-
ment like we do.
Let's use hair shampoo
and conditioner which are
Having a party? Let's use
reusable plates, glasses, and
cutlery. Our guests will feel
special, and we'll avoid a huge,
amount of waste. If you have
to use disposable ones, then use
paper products instead of
Styrofoam. They are cheaper,
widely available and very deco-
Let's practice being one-
bag family and reduce, reuse,
recycle, and compost to reduce
our weekly trash contribution
to one bag or less.

Look out for more tips for
green living next week .....Go
Green Until then.

Green tips adapted from the following website: http://

You can also share your ideas and questions by sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", c/o EIT Division. Environmental Protection Agency, .263
Earl's Avenue, Subryanville. Or email us at eit.epaguyana@yahoo.com with
questions and comments.



Please be advised that new numbers have been assigned to the
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation as follows:-

Main Office

Traffic Office (24hrs)

General Manager
DHB Corporation



A Happy and
Friendly 2008 to
our readers!


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Sunday Chronicle January 20, 2008 Page XXIII

Shall We


I just happened to bump into you guys virtually, and
must say it was a pleasure! While reading through
questions posted online, I realized I had one myself!
So here I go.
I hail from India, and as you may know, Indians have a
concept of arranged marriages, which I don't really feel com-
fortable with. But I am 25 now, and though I've been in
relationships in the past, I am single at present. So, my
parents are on the lookout for a suitable guy for me.
I don't have much choice because falling into a relation-
ship is kind of slow here in India. People here are very
different with regard to relationships as compared to the
West. But I would like to find someone for myself rather
than going into an arranged thing.
A few days back I met a friend's friend via a social net-
working site. I had heard a lot about him from my friends,
so I initiated things by sending him a message for the New
Year. He was sweet and prompt and asked me how I knew
our mutual friend. We've been communicating via short
messages ever since.
My question: how can I initiate a deeper relationship
with him, though not necessarily too fast? I need to get to
know him more as I think he is a great guy. I am by nature
a little conservative, so I can't really take bolder steps like
asking for his number. Also, I would prefer not to involve
our friend in this.
I don't want to come around too strong. Should I con-
tinue messaging for a few more days? In his last message
he said on business he quite often passes by the area where
I live.
Daya, shall we dance? That's the question posed by a
song in the musical "The King And I." Shall we
dance... knowing there are usually many entries on a
woman's dance card before she finds the perfect partner?
Shall we dance...knowing that many dances end with the
thank you which means goodbye? Shall we
dance.. .knowing that the dance always brings uncertainty'?
Yes, let us dance. Let us dance, because the dance may
end with us in the arms of the one we can dance through
life with. Let us dance, says the song, "on the clear under-
standing that this kind of thing can happen."
This man, with a little prompting, noticed you across a
crowded dance floor. Your eyes met, and now you won-
der, what next? You are a little reserved. He may be, too,
because no male seeks to be rejected by a woman.
That's why a woman waiting to be asked might gently
sway her shoulders to the music, indicating she would love
to dance. A small signal, perhaps, but enough to make a
man start forward. He may still pass by, she knows, but
most likely he hopes to take her hand and lead her to the
An inner thing moves two people who can dance hap-
pily and comfortably together for the rest of their lives.
That's what dating seeks to learn. A man has said, "I often
pass by where you are." Can you come forward a little,
too? Can you mention the caf6 where you take coffee or
that you like Chinese food? Can you make an opening so
he can ask?
You need not say much or be bolder than your nature,
.but gently let him know what you may welcome as the
next step. Just as you know you look good in certain col-
ors, throw a soft focus on your approachability quotient.
Make a small inroad. Give yourself a chance.
That's not pursuing or chasing. It's being avail-
able and open. It's being able to acknowledge you are
willing to dance. It's coming forward so another can
come forward, if he is drawn to you. Shall we dance?

Authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara
Mitchell can be reached at
Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964,
Springfield, MO 65801 or email:

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 (1DB) 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: -


Manage the procurement of works, goods and services required for the
strengthening of the linkages 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 minimurn 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 maybe mailed to attorneygeneral Guyana@yahoo.com.
Closing date for applications is January 22, 2008.

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Race row over

models says slavery may have
been abolished long ago in
Brazil but the shadow is
"It is like abolition never
existed. It is a facade and the
history continues," Helder Dias
told the BBC News website.
"The black models can't get
jobs and have no access, don't
have a good distribution of
money or earnings and live in a

sub-world, because there are no
job opportunities."
Leading Brazilian designers
say there is no deliberate intent
to exclude black models and
they insist the fashion world
only reflects wider society.
"Brazil is a very ethnically
mixed country," says designer
Fause Haten. "We have many
black people, many Japanese. In
reality Brazil is made of this

mixture, which also appears in
our catwalks."
Dudu Bertholini, designer
for Cori, whose show on the
first day involved no black
models, was adamant: "If the
models are good, it doesn't mat-
ter if they are black or white."
"I don't say no to black
models, I love black models. I
didn't wear because I didn't feel
like wearing, not because I have


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/Finn the certificate must reflect the name of the company / firm
and not the 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

any prejudice in wearing black
I asked him about claims
from black models that they
4 0 S found it hard to get work at
shows like Sao Paulo Fashion

From page XVI

"They do? Are they good

RAFAELA, right, says the business is smaller for black

models? Are they beautiful? Are
they tall? Are they good
enough?" he asked.
Increasing diversity among
people in modem life was a key
theme for this week's Sao Paulo
Fashion Week, but it often
seemed the most visible black
faces were those working away
from the glamour of the catwalk.
Fashion journalist Erika
Palomino had harsh words for
the world of fashion.
"Sometimes people in the
fashion industry can be very,
very dumb, they can be very
conservative and sometimes
they get things very late," she
"I guess it would be won-
derful to have black models."
But the man behind Sao
Paulo Fashion Week thinks
the scarcity of black models
reflects wider problems in
Brazilian society.
"I think this reflects
Brazil's social exclusion," says
Paulo Borges. "I think fashion
works with a wide range of pro-
files and a wide range of aes-
thetic qualities."
"There are several black
models who do shows, and there
aren't more because I believe
the history of the black race in
Brazil is still about having little
There seems little doubt
that the major fashion weeks
here have brought some distinc-
tive Brazilian flair and excite-
ment to the industry.
But it appears those who
want to see the public face of
fashion here truly reflect the
diversity of this society may
have to wait some time.


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The Rice Factories Act No. 8 of 1998 Section 4 states
that "no person shall manufacture rice unless upon an
application therefore in the Form in the First Schedule,
he is issued with a licence by the Board."

All Rice Millers and Exporter are therefore requested
to note that their licences expire on December 31, 2007
and 2008 licences become due as at January 1, 2008.
millers and exporters are thus requested to check at the
GRDB's regional offices to commence procedures
required for licensing.

NB: Only mills that have met the required condition as
stipulated in the Rice Factories Act and Regulations
will be granted licences to operate.

For further information, please contact the office of
Quality Control Manager at 225-6818.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following

1. Administrative Assistant
2. Accounts Clerk 11
3. Meteorological Technician 1
4. Hydrological Technician 1
5. Supply Expeditor
6. Vehicle Driver

Job description and job specification can be obtained from the office of
the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

Applications should be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road not later than January
23, 2008.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from suitably qualified Building
Consultants to undertake and complete Consultancy services for Building Works for the
Ministry fortheycear 2008.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders.

The services to;be provided include preparation of Drawings and Bills of Quantities, as
well as supervision of BuildingWorks.

Bidders are required to submit a Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal which: must
covermTveiinmg-expi rn-cnmo.... _

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain information from the Permanent Secretary.
Ministry of Home Affairs and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Ministry from
Monday to Friday between 08:30 h and 15:30 h.

Complete setofthe Bidding Documents in English may be purchased on the submission
of a written application to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and upon
payment of a lion-refundable fee of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars. The method of
paymentwill be in cash or Manager's Cheque.

Bids must be submitted with the following:

a) A 'valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioner General Guyana
RevenueAuthority (GRA)
b) A valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager --National Insurance
Scheme (NIS)
c) A list of the Projects for which the Bidder hadprovided Consultancy Services in
the past. the value of each project and the naine of the Agency associated with
each Project, for which Consultancy services had been provided,

Bids must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the Tender Box at the above address not later than 09:00 h February 5,
2008. Electronic Bids will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected.

Bids will be opened at 09:00 h on February 5,2008 in the Conference Room. Ministry of
Finance and in the presence of the Bidders or their representatives who choose to attend
the opening in person.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofHome Aflfairs

Sunday Chronicle January 20, 2008 Page XXV

ARIES -- It is a great day for romance, so if you've got a sweetie, things sure
are going to be sweet! The two of you will have that special unspoken bond,
when holding hands is all you need to say. And if you are currently single,
guess what? You're going to fall in love with yourself all over again, today!
You'll see how it's so much better to be single and able to spend your time
with someone you love (yourself) than to slog along with a partner who fills
you with feelings of worry or insecurity.

m TAURUS -- After a long period of being frustrated that you aren't quite in
step with the trends or news of the day, right now you are finally entering a
phase when you are the very picture of hipness. All of your interests, your
fashion choices, your musical taste and your overall style have everyone buzz-
ing with admiration and just a wee bit of jealousy. But don't be pompous
about it show those folks that it is possible to be with it and charming at
the very same time!

X GEMINI -- If you want to put one of your innovative ideas into action right
now, you have to be open to the possibility of asking for help from someone
in a higher position than you. This doesn't necessarily mean that you need
S' to ask a teacher or supervisor for assistance just talk to someone who has
a bit more power than you do. Offering them ownership in the outcome is a
S-- k wonderful way to get them on board, so investigate the pros'and cons of
starting a new partnership to get things off the ground.

S. CANCER -- Be extremely wary of an extravagant gesture from a person who
is usually frugal and unassuming. Unless they have recently come into lot-
tery winnings, they might be trying to overcompensate for some guilt or other
S type of negative feeling. Get some time with them today to find out what re-
I ally motivated their generosity dig deep until they come up with the real
reason. They have assumptions about you that need to be corrected, and
you are the only person who can do it.
LEO -- Your attitude about yourself is going through some changes right now,
and it's almost like you are getting to know yourself all over again. This pro-
cess of getting comfortable with new aspects of your personality isn't always
f the most comfortable experience, but it is necessary to improving your sense
of confidence. One thing that might help you adjust is to avoid folks who are
always telling you what to do with your life. You don't need this kind of ad-
vice right now.

VIRGO -- You can be as flexible as a rubber band all day lonag if you
want, but if the people you are dealing with remain rigid, then it won't
matter how stretchy you are. The headway you make today unfortu-
nately depends on other people. The good news is that.you cant choose
who you spend time with so feel free to refuse invitations from the
i'' people who you know are going to want to do things their way. By
saying no, you'll be helping them clue in to the fact that they should
start being more open minded.
LIBRA -- Don't be too surprised if others in your work or school life start
looking to you for answers today. You have a reputation for knowing what
you're doing, and word of your competence is spreading faster than wildfire.
Resist merely giving them the correct answer you'll only encourage them
to stop thinking for themselves. Instead, try to encourage these people to
find their own answers. That way, you will help them more than you ever
could by just telling them what they want to hear.

SCORPIO -- If you feel like your boss or another authority figure has
been trying too hard to control you lately, you are probably right -
but that is what they are in your life for right now. Giving up some
control over where you go or what you do isn't the end of 'the world,
and it would be in your best interest to stop fighting so hard !against
%, them. They know more than you do, otherwise they wouldn't-be in the
position they are in. So if you want to know as much as they do one
day, be quiet and listen now.
# SAGITTARIUS -- You are in the midst of a growth spurt right now .and might
be feeling the pains that come along with it. To get over the discomfort of
this transition, just keep reminding yourself that you are moving away from
great confusion and toward clearer, simpler ways of thinking. The people you
have left behind were distracting you more than you initially realized. All that
is over now, and you can look forward to a greater feeling of self-worth and

CAPRICORN -- Why be shy today when being loud and proud is so much
more fun? The people you will meet today are not interested in good man-
ners they are interested in interesting ideas, and you have a lot of them!
Don't sell yourself short or let yourself be overlooked. Stand up and be
counted! Your uncharacteristic aggressiveness might surprise a few people
who've known you for a while, but it will impress others specifically, the
people who have influecIcc over your life.

AQUARIUS -- Despite the fact that it can be so much fun to be a part of the
crowd, today you need to hold on to your independence! Veer off the road
everyone else is on, and whack your own trail through the weeds. Sure, it
might seem like a nice idea to keep skipping down the road with everybody
Xi else, but where the heck arc they really going? It's much better to put the
work in to go your own way. Stay in control of where your life is headed, and
you will always end tup :, '- ,',hi place.
PISCES -- You'll be forced to rethink your health today, when a typical activ-
ity leaves you a bit more winded than you expected it to. Frustration will lead
you to make declarations of dramatic change. don't t set unrealistic goals for
yourself, but do get in(ol\ed in more physically challenging activities! You
need attainable milestones that can boost your Lonfidence and keep you posi-
tive about the bigger nouLntains that you will nced to climb a little further
down the road.

1/18/2008 .' PMA

Page XXVI Sunday Chronicle January 20, 2008

Hello students,
Do come in. Today we'll look at using a few aspects
of language, the skills of which, create better writing.
Be committed to learning something new each Sunday!

Better Writing
1. Let the next story you write be an improvement
upon your old ones. Below are some writing techniques
we've been suggesting ever so often in story writing:
use a deliberate choice of narrator's point of view,
use effective mechanisms to visualize familiar
places and persons,
create in your mind's eye both the story's location
and action,
make a list of striking details you want to include
in your story,
use your kind of energetic verbs,
write a first draft, and finally revise your para-
graphs if there is the need.

2. Look at your strategy of combining sentences.
How does that help your style? Can you do all of what
is listed below?
combine short sentences into more complex and
good sentences
express ideas with more precision and clarity
know when shorter sentences are better
delete repeated words
uiQ~ ~'- -oo -----
rearrange words
change the form of words

Combine each cluster of numbered items into
one or more sentences.
1. a) Steel band music surged through the room.
b) Steel band music vibrated through the room.
c) It drew in the listeners.

2. a) The short-listed candidates moved their feet
in patterns.
b) The patterns were rhythmic.
c) The short-listed candidates shuffled on the wax.
d) The wax was dusty.

3) a) The men betrayed concentration.
b) Their faces were tight-lipped.
c) Their heads bobbed.
d) Their heads dipped.
e) Their arms hung loose.

Grammar and Usage
Agreement: Today we'll continue with agreement.
We've prepared two sets of exercises to help you
sharpen your skills.

1. Remember that the subject of a verb is never the
object of a preposition. The verb must agree with the
simple subject of the sentence, not with the object of a
The colour of the dresses pleases us greatly. [The
subject, colour, is singular; of the dresses is a preposi-
tional phrase; the verb, pleases, is singular because it
agrees with the singular subject.]
The frills for the curtain are large and fluffy. [The
subject, frills, is plural; for the curtain is a prepositional
phrase; the verb, are, is plural because it agrees with
the plural subject.]

NOTE: Please do not mistake a word in a preposi-
tional phrase for the subject of a sentence
2. Do not be confused by a predicate nominative
that is different in number from the subject. Only the
subject affects the number of the linking verb.

At dinner, the last course was cherries with vanilla
ice cream. [The singular verb, was, agrees with the
singular subject, course, not with the predicate nomina-
tive, cherries.]
The main courses for the dinner were a selection
of seafood dishes. [The plural verb, were, agrees with
the plural subject, courses, not with the predicate nomi-
native, selection.]
Tubs of ice cream were the attraction at the August
Monday banquet. [The plural verb, were, agrees with
the plural subject, tubs, not with the predicate nomina-
tive, attraction.]
My favourite part of the concert is the skits. [The
singular verb, is, agrees with the singular subject, part,
not with the predicate nominative, skits.]

Make subjects and verbs agree when prepositional
phrases intervene, and let linking verbs agree with their
a) To me, Eva's irrepressible longings for freedom
and dignity (seem/seem) extraordinary.
b) For many people the joys of Christmas (is/are) a
c) Eva, as a personal friend of the Smiths, (was/
were) privy to many family matters at the Blue House
d) The most exotic part of all forest trails (is/are)
the high-rising multi-coloured blooms.
e) The success of this determined woman, Eva,
(continues/continue) to inspire even her grandchildren.
f) The strains of the flute (is/are) a joyous sound,
don't you think?
(Grammar & Usage to be continued next week)

The Passage
Sophie sat at her desk in her room, thinking about
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 ru-
ined by others? As for self-respect, the only pride she
had was in her plants.

1. Around which character does the story revolve?

Men wonder at the height of

mountains, the huge waves of

the sea, the broad flow of

rivers, the course of the stars

- and forget to wonder at

St. Augustine

2. Do you agree with the character's resolution?
3. Has your life ever been put on hold because of
family troubles? How differently could this situation be
handled? Tell the answer to a friend and study part-

Passage to Pattern
The boys played on the sand and swam in the river.
When they were tired they lay on the hot sand. Then
they covered themselves with sand. Then they sat on
the sand and looked across the wide river. They could
see the village over there. Tom wrote the word Becky
on the sand with his big toe. But then he was angry
with himself, and scratched it out. Then he wrote the
Joe wanted to go home. Huck was not happy ei-
ther because the place was lonely. Tom wanted to see
Becky again, but tried not to show it.
"I want to go home," Joe said. "It's too lonely here."
"Oh, you'll be happier soon, Joe," Tom said. "We
can catch fish here."
"I don't want to fish. I want to go home."
"You can swim here," said Tom.
"I don't like swimming when nobody forbids it," Joe
"Oh, you're a baby. You want to see your mother
"Yes, I want to see my mother again. You haven't
got a mother. So what do you know about it? And I
am not a baby."
"We'll let the little boy go home to his mother, Huck,"
Tom said. "But you like it here, don't you, Huck?"
"Y-e-s," Huck said weakly. But a look of doubt ap-
peared on his face.

Solution to "Practice and Mastery"
Write the standard form for each sentence. Tell
what source each sentence is illustrating.

1. The ponies were driven too much at the local
church fair. (subject-verb disagreement) 2) Sunita
didn't sing too well at the night club. (adjective-adverb
confusion) 3) This information is just for you and me.
(incorrect choice of pronoun) 4) This chiming clock
hasn't got any recharging batteries. (the double-nega-
tive) 5) She must have pulled the wrong string. (in-
correct choice of verb form) 6) Jerry peeped through
the keyhole and declared he didn't see anything. (the
double-negative) 7) Sammy didn't make any attempt
to rectify the sore problem. (the double-negative) 9)
We drove past your house twice last night. (incorrec
choice of verb form) 10) The accidents were the faul
of the new vehicle owner. (subject-verb disagreement
11) The preacher and I took charge of the beverage
stall at last Saturday's fair. (incorrect choice of pro

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i ; By Robert Plummer
Business reporter, BBC News

As the latest soca music blares out from huge speakers at popu-
lar Trinidad nightspot Smokey and Bunty's, one song stands
out more than most.
It begins with a voice saying: "Hello Suzy, I have your $100
phone card here for you."
Then it launches into an unlikely tale of a man being pursued
by a woman who only wants hi~n because he can afford to subsidise
her mobile phone habit.
Phone Card, by veteran performer Crazy, is one of the most
controversial new tunes in the run-up to next month's Trinidad and
Tobago carnival, because of the double meaning in its lyrics.
The Trini tendency to .pronounce the word "for" as "fuh"
means that the song's seemingly innocent refrain, "She only want
me fuh card", ends up sounding blatantly sexual.
The tune has already made its mark in the charts published in
two newspapers, the Sunday Punch and the Bomb. The only thing
is that there is no legitimate way of buying it at the moment.
If you go into one of the rapidly dwindling local record shops and ask
for it, you will be sadly disappointed. Yet the main shopping area in cen-
tral Port-of-Spain is full of street vendors with illegal copies.
From a cart behind a truck parked in Charlotte Street, a man is
selling a range of CDs in slimline cases with badly-photocopied
The music on view is all reggae, dancehall, R&B and rap. But
in response to the question, "You have any soca?", he pulls out
another set of discs hidden in a black plastic bag.
They turn out to be home-made compilations featuring Crazy's
-tune along with other new sounds from local artists proof that
Trinidad's record industry has been all but overwhelmed by the
music pirates of the Caribbean.
Trinidad and Tobago's local music business revolves around the
annual carnival, with new coca and calypso releases supposedly
scheduled to reach retailers in time for February's festivities.

But with CDs often manufactured in the US or Canada, many
of the most popular songs are not properly available until the last
In fact, some do not hit the stores until long after that year's
influx of foreign tourists has flown home.
However, promotional copies are sent to radio stations and to
the major carnival bands. From there, they leak out to the pirates,

MUSIC players on mobile phones can also spread pirated
who bum them on to blank CDs.
Every year, the local music industry body, the Copyright
Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT), prosecutes a num-
ber of street vendors after a series of high-profile police raids.
In the most recent operation, on 28 December, 40 people were
arrested and charged in six different locations.

Enrico Camejo, who has run COTT's anti-piracy efforts for
the past three years, estimates that the sale of illegally-copied mu-
sic costs the country's music industry up to $2.4m (1.2m) a year
- a big deal for a small Caribbean economy.
He explains that for legal reasons, COTT can only bring crimi -
nal prosecutions when the music being sold is local, although n i:",
possible to seize and destroy counterfeit CDs of other mus'c.
The organisation cannot represent international copyri hold-
ers in criminal cases, only its local members which is ty thde
pirate vendors keep the soca CDs under wraps at first.
"The pirates don't blast the local music as much," he says.
"They've been told by their lawyers imagine, pirates have law-
yers! so they're not afraid to expose the foreign music."
The potential punishment for music piracy in Trinidad and To-
bago is certainly strict enough. Each count of copyright violation':
carries a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine in local dollars,:
($16,000; 8,000) and 10 years' imprisonment. ,i
However, you have to catch the pirates first. COTT's Mr
Camejo admits that police constables taking part in an anti-piracy:,
raid are only told about it on the day, for fear that they will tip off
the vendors if given advance notice.
"In every country, there's corruption in a force," he says.
Mr Camejo describes music piracy as a "plague" and harbours
no illusions about being able to stop it: he aspires only to "keep it
to a minimum".
But counterfeited music is not only easier to find, it's also* t
A pirate CD bought on the street costs the local equivalent of
$3.20, as against $16 for the genuine article.
Meanwhile, the pirates have a new tune to sell. This one be-"'
gins: "Crazy! Suzy say de $100 card you send for she mission' a
zero was a $10 card." "
Yes, the self-explanatory Phone Card Reply, by the previously
unheard-of Silver and Impulse, seeks to mock Crazy's sexual brag--'
Far from being a great lover, says this female-sung riposte, "hei
clock always reading' half past six and he flashlight always dim`.'
This new song is being spread by yet another illicit medium, the
internet download.
It is already featured on a wide number of music blogs and other-
sites dedicated to Caribbean music.
Fortunately, there are also authorised ways of obtaining soca
music online.
New site trinidadtunes.com bears COTT's stamp of approval
and offers more than 5,000 songs for download at 99 US cents each,
including one or two of those elusive tunes not yet available in the
But with wireless-enabled music phones now as popular in the
Caribbean as anywhere else, Trinidad and Tobago's music business
will have to act fast to avoid losing that market to pirates as well.
As one Trini blogger puts it: "The cry when you hear a
good song is no longer, 'flash up unno lighter!' It has become:
'Turn on yuh Bluetooth! Ah ha' to get dat tune!'"

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