Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 02-03-2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
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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The Chronicle is at hltt://www.guyanachronicle.com

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East Coast

return, but

shoppers a
mere few

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others out
or political
called for a countrywide
endeavour to capture
criminal elements in
society which can be
achieved through the
support of citizens to the
Joint Services.

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A view of the usually busy Mon Repos market after
noon yesterday.


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East Coast markets

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ia Buxt mere few

-Buxton calm in 'Operation Restore Order'

SOLDIERS patrol in the village of Buxton yesterday as part of 'Operation Restore Order."

By Neil Marks

THE Mon Repos market area
which erupted in fiery pro-
tests last Saturday when resi-
dents awoke to news of the
Lusignan massacre managed
but a tiny semblance of its

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usual buzz yesterday.
Shoppers usually throng
the market on Saturdays, but
yesterday, that was hardly the
case, even if an early morning
rush gave some sign that things
would "pick up" during the day.
At lunch, there was only a
drizzle of both sellers and buy-
At Annandale, the East
Coast's second biggest Saturday
market was as quiet as the 2002-
2003 period of criminal activi-
ties which surged on the East
Coast and saw dominance in the
nearby community of Buxton.
Mostly soldiers were vis-
ible in Buxton as the Police
and the Army continued
"Operation Restore Order"
to root out criminal gangs
thought to be hiding out in
the community.
However, the agitation of
Buxtonians to such operations
in previous times was not evi-
dent yesterday as the commu-
nity carried on its day to day
living while the Police and
Army conducted their business.
The Joint Services Friday

evening thanked the residents (
Buxton and the adjoining village
of Friendship and neighbourin
communities on the East Coa'
for the excellent level of cool
eration and support they ha\
given during "Operation R(
store Order."
The operation was launched
a day after Saturday's massacre
which left 11 Lusignan resi
dents, including five children
The Joint Services said th
cooperation by residents has a
lowed- members of the Joii
Services to conduct their open
tion in a professional and effe,
tive manner. The Police ,
Army said in the execution
their duties they will contint
to conduct themselves profe
sionally, "displaying due r
spect for the rights of the pul
lic. and as such look forward i
their continued support."
The operation, which w;
first concentrated in th
backlands, Wednesda
evening resulted in the kill
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UG urges incentive schemes for

young people moving into agriculture

By Tajeram Mohabir
University of Guyana (UG)
senior lecturer, Dr. Patsy
Francis, yesterday called on
government to establish an
incentive scheme for young
people desirous of venturing
into small scale agriculture
Dr. Francis made the appeal
at Guyana Forum for Youth in
Agriculture (GFYA) at the
Umana Yana, under the theme
'Empowering youths through
The senior academic told the
gathering which consisted of
several local policy makers and
students that the initiative is
imperative since it will be a pull
factor to encourage young
people's involvement in the
She said the project
would also serve as a launch-
ing pad for young entrepre-
neurs to embark on large
scale commercial production
and on that point implored
the Agriculture Ministry's
support to move the project
The forum's objectives this
year include:
the development of lead-
ership skills for executives and

the establishment of rela-
tionships with similar youth
groups in Guyana and across
the Caribbean through collabo-

rative ventures;
to further identification
and establishment of relations
with other stakeholders in agri-

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INTER-American Institute for Corporation on Agriculture
(IICA) local representative, Mr. Ignatius Jean.


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to promote agriculture in
educational institutions;
to provide training for the
members of GFYA and stake-
and the acquisition of
funding for at least five youth
Among its goals are:
organisational strengthen-
ing and capacity building
through collaboration with other
increasing membership
and revamping non-active mem-
fund raising activities
and the facilitation of
training programmes.
Inter-American Institute
for Corporation on Agricul-
ture (IICA) local representa-
tive, Mr. Ignatius Jean, said
agriculture ensures food se-
curity and emphasised more
needs to be done to get
youths involved, since there
are the future leaders.
He added the current young
generation of leaders has a key

role to change the perception of
agriculture, charter its course to
reduce poverty and to ensure
equality for all.
Jean also pointed out that
the average age of the global
population is about 25 years,
and he stressed, given this fact,
investment in youths is impera-
tive to achieve the millennium
development goals.
The IICA representative
reiterated that the Caribbean
imports some three billion
dollars in food annually and
food and agriculture contin-
ues to be a topical issue in
the region.
This situation, he under-
scored (like Agriculture Minis-
ter Robert Persaud has done at
numerous forums) has given lo-
cal farmers the opportunity to
expand production, increase ex-
ports and widen their income
Jean said for too long
Guyana's ability to satisfy the
region's food demands is only
being spoken off, and noted the
opportunity is now at their dis-
posal to make the potential a re-

GFYA past president Dillon
Husbands, addressing the fourth
agriculture youth forum,
stressed agriculture is para-
mount and called for greater in-
volvement of youths since the
aged farmers are rapidly moving
away from the practice.
Husbands explained young
people's lack of interest in agri-
culture is due to several factors,'
including the sector's weakness
to attract youths and limited
employment opportunities.
She said the forum sought
to address these concerns and
convince youths that through
agriculture they can earn a vi-
able income and have opportu-
nities to improve their lives as
well as their communities.
The GFYA past president
underscored youths have an im-
portant role to play in this pro-
cess because they are in a bet-
ter position to identify their
constraints, needs and solutions,
to strategise a way forward to
engender positive inputs in the
agriculture sector.
Ministry of Agriculture
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keeping with the National Animal Health Programme.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture



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China faces

weather chaos with

stoicism, grumbles

(Reuters) Emergency crews
struggled on Saturday to re-
store power to parts of south-
ern China blacked out for a
week by heavy snow as fore-
casters warned of no quick
end to the worst winter
weather in 50 years.
Mobilising the might of the
state, China has deployed more
than 300,000 troops and nearly
1.1 million militia and army re-
servists to get traffic moving
and ensure power supplies, the
official Xinhua news agency re-
The freak weather, which
has killed at least 60 people in
parts of the country unused to

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Georgetown, Bryan
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heavy snow, could last another
week, the Central Meteorologi-
cal Station said.
In Chenzhou, a city of 4
million in the southern province
of Hunan, which has been with-
out electricity for eight days,
shopkeepers, huddled under
blankets while cooks warmed
their hands over their woks.
At least the snow had
stopped falling by late Satur-
day afternoon.
"At night there is nothing
you can do but just pile on ex-
tra blankets. If you have an
electric heater you can't use it,"
said Hu Jun, 20, pacing up and
down to keep warm as he
charged his mobile phone at an
outside stall.
About 5,000 workers have
been mending frozen power
lines leading to Chenzhou, with
some soldiers firing submachine
guns to shatter ice cloaking the
cables, according to Xinhua.



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Premier Wen Jiabao arrived
in Chenzhou by train on Satur-
day to oversee relief efforts. Of-
ficials said earlier they hoped to
partially restore electricity to
the city by the end of the day.
"These are small problems
for us Chinese people. We're
not afraid of difficulties here,"
said a woman working in a con-
venience store, half-burned
candles on the counter.
"Things are all pretty nor-
mal," said the woman, who gave
only her family name, Liu.
But a taxi driver struck a dif-
ferent note.
"Ninety percent of people
are complaining and nobody
thinks the government has
handled this well at all," the
man, who would not give his
name, said.

There have been no re-
ports of crowd trouble at rail-

way stations that have been
thronged with people trying
to get home for the Lunar
New Year holiday, the most
important festival in the Chi-
nese calendar. New Year's
day falls on February 7.
But prices of food are ris-
ing sharply because of the
weather chaos. With inflation
already near an 11-year high,
Wen told his cabinet on Friday
that officials had to "ensure eco-
nomic and social stability" in
the face of the disaster, Xinhua
"It's difficult. Prices of
goods have gone up," said Hu,
charging his phone. The cost of
a boxed lunch had doubled to 10
yuan, while a piece of coal for
the stove that normally costs a
few cents had gone up to 3
yuan (40 cents), he said.
"And do you know how
much candles are? They're
three yuan as well!" he said.

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Chad rebels fight their way into capital
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) Rebels in Chad seeking to overthrow
President Idriss Deby battled their way into the capital
N'Djamena on Saturday and said they were securing it, but a
minister said government forces still controlled the city. Resi-
dents and diplomats said rebel fighters had entered the capital,
but the situation remained confused. Machine gun and heavy
weapons fire, sometimes sporadic, sometimes more intense,
could be heard as France prepared to evacuate French and other
foreign nationals.

France's Sarkozy marries Bruni at the
PARIS (Reuters) French President Nicolas Sarkozy married
supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni at the Elysee Palace on
Saturday, just three months after they started dating, French
officials and family said. The pair tied the knot at a low-key,
civilceremony conducted by the mayor of the Paris district that
houses the president's grandiose official residence.

Kenya leaders talk peace but violence
doesn't stop
KERICHO, Kenya (Reuters) Youths burned hundreds of
homes in a town in Kenya's Rift Valley on Saturday, sending
residents fleeing with all they could carry, despite an agreement
between feuding politicians to end weeks of bloodshed. Former
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan brokered a deal between
Kenya's rival parties on Friday to take immediate steps to end
post-election violence which has killed nearly 900 people and
displaced more than a quarter of a million. But on Saturday,
huge flames soared over slum dwellings in the Rift Valley town
of Kericho. Residents dragged out mattresses, cupboards, suit-
cases and pots and pans, piling them onto carts as they tried to
escape the unrest.

Hamas says will close breached Gaza-
Egypt border
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) Hamas will close the Gaza
Strip's breached border with Egypt, a senior official from the
Palestinian Islamist faction said on Saturday, following talks in
Cairo. "We Will work to close the border between us and
Egypt," Mahmioud al-Zahar told reporters upon returning to
Gaza from talks in Cairo. "We will restore control over this
border, in cooperation with Egypt and gradually." Hamas mili-
tants blew up a frontier wall on January 23 to allow hundreds
of thousands Qf Palestinians, impoverished by an Israeli-led
blockade, to pour into the Egyptian Sinai and stock up on sup-
plies. Egypt has since tried to seal the crossings.

Bomb kills 18 on bus in central Sri Lanka
COLOMBO (Reuters) A bomb exploded on a civilian bus in
the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla on Saturday, killing at
least 18:people and wounding 50, the military said. The explo-
sion was the latest in a series of bomb,attacks blamed on the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTE), the rebel group fight-
ing to create an independent state in the island's north and east.

Michelle Williams says heart broken over
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) In her first statement since the
death of her former companion Heath Ledger, actress Michelle
Williams said she is suffering from a broken heart and asked for
privacy for her and daughter Matilda. Williams, 27, and Led-
ger, an Australian actor, met on the set of the 2005 movie
"Brokeback Mountain," fell in love and had Matilda, who is
now 2 years old. They split up in September. "I am the mother
of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who
is the spitting image of her father," Williams said in her state-


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J'ca to become international

financial centre in '09, says Wehby

Minister without portfolio in
the Ministry of Finance and
the Public Service, Don
Wehby, says the country
should, by the end of next
year, be established as an in-
ternational financial centre
He said his ministry should,
within the next three months,
receive the final report from the
Eric Crawford-led Special Advi-
sory Committee on the Interna-
tional Financial Services Indus-
try, outlining its recommenda-
tions with regard to the policies
that should guide the develop-
ment of the centre.
"After the report is submit-
ted in April, then we will look
at the findings and from there we
will come up with an action plan
and see how we move forward,"
Senator Wehby told the Ob-



server Thursday following a
presentation at the Jamaica
Stock Exchange (JSC) annual re-
gional Investments and Capital
Markets Conference at the Rose
Hall Resort and Country Club


in Montego Bay.
The committee, which in-
cludes representatives from sev-
eral institutions, including the
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce,
Bankers Association of Jamaica,
Private Sector Organisation of
Jamaica, PriceWaterhouse Coo-
pers and Wehby's own minis-
try, was established last Novem-
While he did not want to
pre-empt the report, he said
based on the preliminary discus-
sions he has had with members
of the committee, the findings
should show that it is a "posi-
tive" that the country should
become an IFC.
He noted, however, that
several pieces of legislation
would have to be enacted to fa-
cilitate the creation of the cen-
"The whole regulatory

framework will have to be
looked at, the whole legisla-
tive framework will have to be
changed very quickly to fa-
cilitate these centres," Wehby
Speaking on the topic
'Prospects for Jamaica as an
IFC', he told the participants
that there were currently several
private sector interests in the re-
sort city of Montego Bay as

well as Kingston, who were will-
ing to build the centres.
The island's private groups
have long pointed to the benefits
that could be derived from such
an initiative. Only last Novem-
ber, president of the Jamaica
Chamber of Commerce, Mark
Myers, reiterated the recom-
mendation to develop Jamaica
as an IFC.
"The critical success

factors to the development
of an IFC are market-
driven product develop-
ment; we have to visit our
target market, speak to the
major players and find out
what they need to come to
Jamaica," Myers said then,
adding that based on a con-
servative estimate, the cen-
tres could create 5,000 new
jobs. (Jamaica Observer)

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4,000 police officers, soldiers,

cameras in Trinidad Carnival

TRINIDAD EXPRESS Four thousand police officers as well as soldiers and other security
personnel with instructions to use whatever force is necessary will be keeping their eyes
on Carnival activities throughout the country.
That was the word from Police Commissioner Trevor Paul who Friday warned those bent on.
creating trouble that there is no escaping the law this Carnival.
In addition to the 1,200 police officers who will be patrolling Port-of-Spain, closed circuit
television has been put up at several key locations in the capital.
Paul said that Carnival 2K8 is the first time that CCTV has been "used in such magnitude".
The use of the cameras will allow law enforcement to monitor crowds and to identify criminals
in the city centre and outlying areas.
In all 4,000 policemen and women will be on duty throughout both islands in addition to per-
sonnel from the Regiment, Coast Guard, Volunteers, Customs and SAUTT.
The number of police officers on patrol this year has been increased from last year.
"I will like to assure the public that the law enforcement agencies (police, Defence Force and
SAUTT) will be working together in implementing a comprehensive plan, which will result in cre-
ating an environment in which our citizens and visitors will be safe," Paul said.
The Commissioner also announced that anyone arrested over the Carnival weekend will not be
released before they appear in court on Ash Wednesday and he also advised that the annual cool
down will be heavily policed.
Dillon said all arms of the Defence Force will be out this Carnival with army troops Working
with the police and units from the Air Guard conducting border patrols while the Coast Guard and
Customs maritime division will be police the coastline.
Joseph said the airship will out for 18 hours on both Carnival Monday and Tuesday
patrolling mainly the major city centres while the helicopters will work with the Air Guard
and there will be officers on the ground doing "intelligence" work.



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WHItEj THE Guyanese people cope, as best they can,
with o. jock and grief, the gut-wrenching cries of an-
ger an.i despair over the "Lusignan Massacre" of Janu-
ary 25 3ne question that not just Guyana but ALL coun-
trie : Caribbean Community must be ready to ad-

What appropriate security regime or mechanism are
we, as a Community of sovereign states, prepared to
establish, as urgently as possible, to collectively respond
to the spreading mindless gangsterism, the 'wild west'
style criminal rampage of well-armed criminal networks
plaguing far too many national jurisdictions?
If citizens of CARICOM have become totally cynical
and frustrated by the rhetorical flows and recurring offi-
cial statements about regional initiatives on "crime and
security", they certainly have good reasons to be.
The mind-boggling scale of murders, armed robber-
ies and kidnapping and the increasing incidence of
rapes that continue to traumatise national communities
across CARICOM require some hard answers from gov-
ernments on what precisely is the status of the much
talked about regional "master plan" on crime and secu-
Over seven years ago, CARICOM leaders, meeting
for their 23rd annual summit right here in Guyana, had
spoken rather encouragingly of initiatives in progress,
based on recommendations from a then "Regional Task
Force on Crime and Security", to battle crime at the na-
tional and regional level.
The reality is that our governments continue to show
more preference to embrace extra-regional initiatives,
from the USA and Europe in particular, that have an anti-
terrorism component, or structured to satisfy the narco-
trafficking agenda of metropolitan centres.
Instead, that is, of focusing on how to
address specific challenges to national jurisdictions be-
ing posed by entrenched and well armed criminal net-
works that continue to mock efforts aimed at ensuring a
healthy law and order environment.
Little wonder, therefore, citizens in various CARICOM
states keep asking why, for instance, no serious con-
sideration has been given to an idea originally raised
officially at the time of the CARICOM Summit in
Georgetown in July 2002.
It was the suggestion for the creation of a Regional
Rapid Response Anti-Crime Force as a key
component of any common strategy by our Community
to arrest the serious threats to national/regional secu-
rity as brazenly posed by criminal networks.
The then Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda,
Lester Bird, was quite forthcoming at a media briefing in
urging that such a regional anti- crime mechanism be
put in place, either in cooperation with the Regional Se-
curity System (RSS) or with its own identity, to meet the
needs, as they arise, of participating member states.
More than seven years later, we continue to hear the
cries against the criminal networks threatening our se-
curity environment and posing increasing dangers to the
rule of law. We continue to hear from Heads of Gov-
ernment of CARICOM's co-operation with traditional al-
lies like the USA, European Union and Canada, in the
fight against international terrorism.
Little is known, thanks to our leaders' unwillingness
to communicate with the people on what they are really
DOING TOGETHER, to beat back cross-border crimes
and encourage public confidence with unfolding

'Fine Man', give

yourself up

A few years ago I had reason to write an open letter to one
Andrew Douglas. You might have known him. Perhaps you are
now serving in the position he once held. Writing that letter
was a waste of time and valuable space in the newspapers that
published it. I don't know you 'Fine man' and you don't know
me. Non-the-less, I am writing this open letter to you in the
hope that you might consider what I have to say.
At the outset 'Fine Man' I want you to know that what you
allegedly did on Saturday. January 26, 2008 in Lusignan was wrong
and heinous and I know you know what heinous means. The fact
that your pregnant girlfriend is missing must cause you much pain
and suffering. But what did that soldier and those 11 innocent people
in Lusignan. including five children, have to do with the disappear-
ance of your girlfriend. We the general public see no connection but
if there is a connection please let us know.
'Fine Man' your alleged actions have hurt even people that care
about your girlfriend's well being. Please 'Fine Man', do not kill
any more people, even those whom you feel might be responsible
for your girlfriend's abduction. I appeal to you not to shed another
drop of blood.
You see 'Fine Man' other people write open letters to the Presi-
dent, to Corbin and to other people. I respect you and see you as
an important person so that is why I writing to you. I know you
read the newspapers and I hope you are reading this letter carefully.
'Fine Man'. I believe there is more to your actions than the dis-
appearance of your girlfriend and your unborn child. If so, the pub-
lic needs to know. I think you have information that if you make it
public would help bring to an end a lot of the crime and suffering
taking place in Guyana today.
I want to ask you to find your way to the United Nations De-

strategies designed to crush the rampaging armed crimi-
Cynicism is also being fanned by a growing aware-
ness that the CARICOM leader who holds lead respon-
sibility for crime and. security, happens to the Prime Min-
ister of a country-Trinidad and Tobago-with galloping
murder rates, multiplicity of armed gangs and frighlen-
ing levels of general criminal violence.
Trinidad and Tobago runs a very close second to Ja-
maica' as the number one centre for murders and crimi-
nal violence in this region, with Guyana now completing
the ugly threesome in murder and criminal violence.
From Jamaica and The Bahamas (Haiti is in a spe-
cial category of woes) in the northern sub-region, to
Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana in the south, and right
across the Eastern Caribbean, the climbing death toll
from the epidemic of criminal violence seems to be
fiercely competing for top rating against the slaughter on
our roads.
Murders for 2007 have been estimated at over 2,500
(not counting either Haiti nor Suriname) and not includ-
ing deaths from crimes of passion.
Grotesque killings of the magnitude of what occurred
in that single tragedy on January 26 at Lusignan have
not been known in any of the horrific murders that have
wasted lives, at times in threes and fours, within recent
memory in CARICOM. But the general pattern of a de-
scent into a hellish experience, spawned by criminals
linked to armed gangs competing for turfs with illegal
guns and drugs, seems to make necessary consider-
ation of a new regional mechanism, such as that of a
rapid response anti-crime force, to rush to the aid of any
CARICOM state to deal with an emergency-and in a
manner that inspires hope among its people, in the in-
terest of the rule of law.
The former diplomat and current contributor to re-
gional media, Sir Ronald Sanders, in concurring with
President Bharrat Jagdeo's own criticism of lack of a
more meaningful response by traditional donor countries
to CARICOM's security challenges, has also alluded to
the need for a regional rapid response law
enforcement force.
Perhaps the opportunity to consider this idea, as
raised seven years ago at CARICOM's 23rd annual sum-
mit, could be the forthcoming meeting in Washington of
Ministers of Justice of the Organisation of American
States (OAS) on how the hemispheric body may be en-
abled to address issues of crime and violence.
OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, who
was strong in his condemnation of the 'Lusignan mas-
sacre', feels that the time is ripe for new initiatives to deal
with crime and violence in the Caribbean and other sub-
Well, our CARICOM leaders are due to have their first
inter-sessional conference for this year in The Bahamas
next month at which they could advance some ideas for
the coming OAS meeting of Ministers of Justice on crime
and security. Let's see what new they may have to offer in
the war on criminals.

velopment Programme (UNDP) better known as the UN office o'
Brickdam. Go armed with a big white piece of cloth like a flag. n
guns. and tell them you come to surrender. Let your boys use the
tactics to ensure that the media get the information as to whi
time you will show up at the UN office. Send a message to th
UN representative telling him that you will surrender at his office.
'Fine Man', I sure you know the UN is made up of all the
countries of the world and as part of its rules has a responsibility
to protect the rights of every human being. Hear this though, the
UN can't stop you from going to jail or even being executed if
you are found guilty of murder. But it can ensure that you are not
killed before you get a fair trial.
You know thousands of people want you dead 'Fine Man'.
Don't let them kill you before you tell the world what really
you've been up to in recent times. We want-to know everything
in the hope that we can use this information to make Guyana a
safer, better place for all Guyanese. Now, you can't make up sto-
ries about people. You've got to tell the truth. The UN believes in
I don't want you to let your guard down by having to read a
long letter so I will stop here. Just make arrangements to get to
the UN office. If information leaks about when you will be going
to the UN office and the Joint Services kill you outside the UN
building in Guyana, it will be on the news all over the world and
people will be convinced that you weren't acting alone and that
other people are just as ruthless or even more ruthless than you.
Waiting to hear the news.


... with one heart

and mind
In connection with the on-going discussion on the origin of
the name "Christian" and its acceptance and application by
the followers of Jesus to themselves, The Dictionary of The
Bible by the well-known Biblical scholar, John L. McKenzie,
says: "The Greek 'christianos' is an adjective formed in the
usual way to indicate those who follow a leader. The term
was coined at Antioch (Acts 11,26) and is used in 1 Pet 4,16. It
gained wide usage early; it was used by Herod Agrippa in his
dialogue with Paul (Acts 26,28) and appears in the writings
of Pliny, Tacitus, Suetonius, and the letters of Ignatius of
Antioch. In its origin it was probably a contemptuous nick-
name." (The Bruce Publishing Company, USA, 1965).
Another renowned scholar, Raymond E. Brown, in his "An
Introduction to the New Testament" writes, "Throughout these
early chapters of Acts, set in immediately postresurrectional Jerusa-
lem, to speak of Christians or Christianity is an anachronism (out
of harmony with the period or chronological error); no designation
is as yet given for those who believed in Jesus. If the author of
Acts (11,26) is historically correct, it was at Antioch, seemingly
in the late 30s, that the believers were first called
Christians....Another early name may have been "The Way", e.g.,
"According to the Way.....I worship the God of our Fathers" (Acts
9,2; 19,9,23; 22,4; 24,22)....The designation that became the most
popular, i.e., 'ekklesia' "church", plausibly reflects the first exo-
dus in which Israel came into being, for in Deut 23,2 the Greek
Old Testament rendered 'qahal' or 'assembly' by 'ekklesia' to de-
scribe Israel in the desert as 'the church of the Lord'.....From our
evidence, despite differences, the first Christians would have
thought of themselves as unified in the 'koinonia' (fellowship, com-
munion, community) of the renewed Israel" (Theological Publica-
tions in India, Bangalore, 2000). The New Jerome Biblical Com-
mentary (Great Britain,1968) adds regarding the term 'Christians'
in Acts 11,26: "The use of this term by outsiders attests that at
Antioch the 'Christ-people' first stood out as a sect distinct from
Judaism (see Meeks and Wilken, Jews, 15-16).
Like many other names given to individuals, groups and
nations by others, the early followers of Jesus too, very soon,
probably learnt to live with and accepted the name "Chris-
tian" as is evidenced by several ancient Christian writings
well before the Edict of Milan in 313 CE: For example.
Tertullian, who lived from 155 to 222 CE writes, "The often
you make them a sacrifice of Christians....your injustice is
an illustrious proof of our innocence......your late condem-
nation of a Christian woman to the lust of a pander rather
than the rage of a lion....such a pollution is more abhorred
.by a Christian than all the torments......do your worst for tor.
tures for Christians...the Christian blood you shed is the seed
you sow...." St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and martyr, writ.
ing to St. Cornelius, martyr and Bishop of Rome from 251.
253, says, "Since we have one Church, one shared purpose
and one harmonious charity, how can one priest not rejoice
at the praises earned by a fellow priest?....I have heard o
your brave declaration and its happy outcome.....You have per
suaded the people to declare themselves Christians by firs
making profession of your own faith on behalf of all.....Youi
exemplary courage as bishop has been publicly proved.....S(
long as you are unanimous in thought and word it is as if tli
whole Roman Church made a profession of faith...So lonu
as you are bold and united you give good example to youi
fellow Christians of courage and unity......Let us remember
each other with one heart and mind......" (Ep 60,1-2.5).


SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 3, 2008 7

Prayers are powerful

The pain and anguish still wrenches my heart and the heart
of every sane human being who has seen the pornography of
violence splashed of the gruesome murder of these innocent
families, fast asleep in their, in the backlands of Lusignan just
a week ago.
Life is priceless. Yet people who want their agenda at the ex-
pense of others often seek to pay with lives of those who have
nothing to do with the deal and least of the crime. This habit has to
stop. Men and women of today are asking for change everywhere.
The poor wants change: away from being the pawn in every
gambling criminal's yes. The unprotected are demanding, as in the
case of the knee jerk protests that they will no longer sit and re-
main complacent in the game of votes. The religious are shouting
that they will no longer be the silent leader of an oppressed flock.
Even those with criminal and inhumane records are hinting that they
want change they too want to throw in their towel and make it
even. But with years and many players at this roulette of life it's
more complicated than any "street justice" movie.
But nothing is easy no matter how much we would like it to
be. It takes hard work and lots of tears to construct nations. It takes
even more pain and blood to bring forth babies. The ambition that
these tiny bundles of joy will grow into tall men and women of
success recompenses us or every labour pain. When the life of these
sweet angels are snuffed out, when the golden horizons of unfin-
ished men and women are painted with blood, instead of flowers,
we know that it has to take greater mettle of faith and stronger
sense of bravery to stem the tide of evil. Healing and protection
demands a nation on its knees, with fasting stomachs and prayerful
Prayers are powerful. We believe they are the key to change.
Yet here we have to have the working plan of Moses; we will march
to the Red Sea. We will do as we did before a few years ago where
all the religious people joined with the people fighting racism and
together campaigned in every village and at any gathering about the
lofty principles of unity and respect. Again my Brethren at the IRO
and ERC!
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together
as fools", says Martin Luther King Jr. This is time of crisis and
again concerned members should have a chance to say their two
cents as much as every possible solution must not be ruled out.
This is a God given land for every Guyanese. It must not be
taken away by any. Those who are safe faraway have chosen their
safety at a price. Those who remain are the true patriots of self-
esteem. While we pray for the safety of every man and woman in
uniform, while we close every door and window with stronger iron
bars and more equipped vigilantes, and while we beg citizens to
respect their leaders, one thing we have to never forget let not the
prayers of the weak become the unfortunate lot of the wrongdoers.
Too late shall be the cry!


Freddie has gone

beyond the pale

Once again the narcissism of Freddie Kissoon comes to the
fore. Kissoon has exploited the tragedy of the Lusignan mas-
sacre to launch attacks on President Bharrat Jagdeo and the
As a frequent reader of the Kaieteur News, I am fed-up and
sick of Freddie's constant bashing of the President and the Admin-
istration, without proper arguments. Many of these arguments are
rhetoric and based on no evidence.
If his pieces are graded by a proper university, not the Univer-
sity of Guyana (UG), I am sure he would have been given a failing
grade. His role as lecturer at the University of Guyana (UG), by
virtue of these failing grades' for his newspaper pieces, contributes
to the low standards at UG. Freddie is an opportunist, who has
taken this horrific event to unleash his unfounded criticisms and
has used his column to sow seeds of racial division.
This time Freddie Kissoon has gone beyond the pale. Should
we wonder why journalism in this country has for a long time en-
tered the realm of mediocrity?
By the way Freddie, we have yet to see evidence of your
academic publications.


I noted with interest the re-
cent statements by Oliver
Hinckson with regard to
the criminal elements
aback Buxton and his criti-
cism of the tactics being
employed by the Guyana
Defence Force.
While I admit that
Hinckson had served Guyana
through the army with some
distinction his involvement
with the current situation in
Buxton has me baffled. I do
not know that he is a politi-
cian since I have never, until
recently, seen him on a politi-
cal platform.
As a professional sol-
dier, Hinckson should
know that military com-
manders do not find politi-
cal solutions to a country's
problems. His statements
being aired by several tele-
vision stations are reminis-
cent of the Al Qaeda tapes-
after 9/11.
It is good that Hinckson,
unlike many other ex Officers,
is willing to recognize the situ-
ation facing many ex service-
men in Guyana, but is he
speaking officially on behalf
of the Ex Servicemen Associa-
The disenchantment of
the ex servicemen is not as
simplistic as stated by
Hinckson. The army had a
policy of equipping sol-
diers prior to retirement
with a skill or academic
training to make them mar-
ketable after retirement.
However there was a period
during the 1980s when this
was not done.
Also many young men are
promised academic and Tech-
nical training and after spend-
ing a few years in the army,
some of them get frustrated
and leave while others may be
dismissed for reasons they
felt were unjust.
For the above reasons we
as a nation were bound to end
up at this stage at some point
in our history. It is rather un-
fortunate that the present ad-
ministration which did not
create the monster has to fight


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Hinckson should be cau-
tious with his remarks. He
was accused of involvement
with the 30 missing AK47s
and training persons in the
backlands of Buxton, both of
which he had previously de-
His offer to assist by ne-
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suffer when the tranquility
of the society is disrupted.


What is Hinckson

up to

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What is the ACB

When a leader in a community betrays public trust by using his/
her position of influence to corrupt individuals, there is a huge
cry from all for severe punishment to be meted out. Some are so
wise that they subtly lure their unsuspecting followers into do-
ing whatever they want before they realise that they have been
Everyday we are seeing this happening in our society and very
few persons are conscious of it. They fall short of directly calling for
an uprising.
The media which has a great influence over the society is guilty of
this so many times. Every situation that arises in the country is used
to meet some agenda. That is why it is dangerous for media personali-
ties to become involved in politics.
The Lusignan situation is the most recent example of media houses
abusing their position of trust. Some media houses used this as an op-
portunity for Government/ security services bashing. The impression
conveyed by them was that these atrocities have never happened any-
where else and there had to be a total breakdown of law and order for
this to have happened.
I have not heard any of the critics mention the numerous acts of a
similar nature that have happened in the USA .Yet so many of our
shallow minded citizens are calling for the government to ask the inter-
national community for help.
The utterances on CNS Channel 6, other than being insensitive,
fall just short of being considered treason. When will the Advisory Com-
mittee on Broadcasting (ACB) take action? Do we have to have a re-
play of July 4, 2003 before someone acts?
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its authority and begin to censure these media houses before they
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politics; and it has turned out to
be the developments following
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The fact that some such
critical assessments may also

have a self-serving content that
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These critics, however well
intentioned, have left indepen-
dent observers wondering about
the stony silence they had main-



A difference of signifi-
cance, however, between the
post-election verbal lampoon-
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BLP's Arthur, is that what's
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3 bid to remain in govern-
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fund-raiser, have chosen on their
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trained amid the familiar refrair
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- "Going with Owen...more thai
We are now learning fron
such "insiders" about Arthur'
serious leadership flaws. For ex
ample, that he was "insecur
and trusted those whose syce
phantic behaviour fed into thi
Further, one wrote, to sat
isfy the party's "elite"
Arthur chose the "wronl
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SATURDAY. January 26,
!008, was the day when
Guyana experienced the
Lusignan Massacre. The
Lusignan Massacre was of
enormous tragic proportions.
The Lusignan Massacre
showcased perpetrators with
animalistic tendencies and
)ehaviours, people with sick
ind demented minds. The
Lusignan Massacre perpetra-
tors were less than human,
and these perpetrators seem
to be of the ilk where some
kind of Frankenstein's cre-
ation, through his experi-
ments, went terribly wrong.
The Lusignan Massacre of
adults and children has to be
recorded as one of the most
gruesome crimes and a tell-
ing tale of terror in Guyana's
postcolonial history. The
Lusignan Massacre snuffed
out the lives of five children
and six adults. And there is
no question that the
Lusignan Massacre really was
domestic terrorism in action.
Terrorism uses intimidation,
fear, and violence to achieve po-
litical ends; in fact, the U.S. De-

partment of State sees terrorism
as pre-meditated politically-
motivated violence against non-
combatant targets: certainly, the
11 Lusignan victims were not
combatants or fighters; these
victims were in bed. innocently
executed, five of whom were
And so it is important to
know that when terrorism was
unleashed in Lusignan, the im-
mediate targets of violence were
the 11 victims; the terrorists ex-
ecuted the 11 residents to gen-
erate an emotional response; the
emotional response, then, was
expected to create terror. Also.
this induced terror was antici-
pated to generate huge public-
ity for the terrorists and to
cause racial discord in the wider
society; that may have very well
been the motive for the
Lusignan killings. But all
Guyanese have been banding to-
gether and promoting a common
humanity, putting a wedge on
the terrorists' expectations.
And so the huge emotional
publicity intended to transmit
the terrorists' message to a
wider audience, other than the

actual II victims, and the ac-
companying possibilities of ra-
cial discord nationwide, have
been stagnated by all peace-lov-
ing Guyanese.
But these Lusignan victims
were important, too, for the ter-
rorists for two reasons: (1) the
victims were all mainly Indians;
and (2) five of the 11 victims
were children. Both reasons are
sufficiently potent to generate
huge emotional responses, and
in the case of ethnicity, racial
violence. The terrorists ex-
ploited the emotional responses
to churn out publicity that they
badly need. But all peace-loving
Guyanese would have none of
At any rate, terrorists are
always looking for publicity for
their causes; unfortunately, they
use fear, intimidation, and vio-
lence to obtain this publicity.
And, of course, these terrorists
may have organizations fronting
for them, too, for recruitment
and travel purposes.
Terrorism, today, is used
by criminal gangs to
destabilise Guyana through
inciting racial hatred and vio-

lence between Indians and
Africans; and so for the ter-
rorists, hopefully, such racial
violence, once sustained, is
expected to bring down the
Government, democratically
elected in free, open, fair, and
transparent elections since
This is what terrorism in-
tends to achieve; this is what the
Lusignan terror had intended to
accomplish. But all Guyanese
must continue to resist the ter-
rorists' pursuit of their discred-
ited goal.
Make no mistake about the
fact that terrorism, according to
the International Terrorism and
Security Research (ITSR), is
recognized as being political,
psychological, and deliberate.
The Lusignan killings were in-
tended to create a political ef-
fect through inducing racial dis-
cord and destabilising the coun-
try; to tear down the status quo.
The terrorists killed the inno-
cents in Lusignan, all of whom
were strangers to the terrorists.
And so "Nobody commits vio-
lent attacks on strangers or in-
nocents to keep things "just the

way they arc" (ITSR). The
Lusignan murders were in-
tended to create a psychologi-
cal effect, that is. terror. And
the Lusignan killings. indeed.
were part of a planned excr'cise
to destabilise the country.
Frequent challenges to
democracy, revealed through
terrorist behaviours, are the
order of the day in Guyana.
In order to keep these chal-
lenges alive and on the front
burner, the terrorist ele-
ments give the society a pe-
riodic dose of 'intimidation
transfusion' to create terror
in the hearts of innocent
Guyanese. This terror ele-
ment not only produces the
criminality; but this terror
factor motivates and re-moti-
vates criminals to believe that
a 'comfort and protection'
zone exists to provide refuge
for them when necessary.
How? But more importantly,

who provides) this 'comfort
and protection' zone for the
terrorists? Well, we must re-
mind ourselves that the goal
of this terrorism is to
destabilise the country be-
cause of their belief that they
will be the beneficiaries of
dividends.......TO BE CON-

2.' '2M08, o 2? P;/A

225-5912 225-7174

225-6508 227-5204

225-7082 227-5216




All holders of retail, import, wholesale, transport and consumer installation
licences issued by the GEA expiring on 30"' April, 2008,please be informed
that the GEA Licensing Department is in the process of accepting renewal
and new applications for the renewal period commencing 1' May, 2008.
Please contact us for further information at tele # 223-7056 or 226-4424 or
come into us at 295 Quamina Street Georgetown.

Persons are reminded to bring the following documents, along with the
requisite fees:
Retail Licence: ID card. Last Tax Payment/Compliance, Transport/Lease
Agreement for Land, Approved Drawing of building Plan, Fire Licence.
Business Registration, Police Clearance.

Import/Wholesale Licence: ID card, Last Tax Payment/Compliance,
Transport/Lease Agreement for Land, Approved Drawi'ng of building Ilan.
Fire Licence, Police Clearance. List of Port of Entry for Petroleum product.
Names of Supplier, List of all retail outlets which the applicants intend to
supply with petroleum products.

Transport Licence: ID cards, Last Income tax payment, Vehicle/Vessel
Registration, Vehicle Licence, Vehicle fitness. Please note that as part ofthe
licensing process all vehicles/vessels must be inspected by a GEA officer.
Applicants must contact the licensing department to schedule a time for

Storage Licence: ID card, Last Tax Payment/Compliance.
Transport/Lease Agreement for Land. Approved Drawing ofbuilding Plan,
Fire Licence. Police Clearance

Consumer Installation Licence: ID card. Last Tax Payment/Conmpliance.
Transport/Lease Agreement for Land, Approved Draawing of Building Plan,
Fire licence. Police Clearance.

Failure to renew your licences will result in prosecution.

Mahender Sharma
Chief Executive Officer (ag)
Guyana Energy Agencv

C, .s



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Training and Staff Development
Officer within Demerara Distillers Limited.

The Training & Staff Development Officer will be responsible for the delivery
of the training and development aspects of the Company's Human Resources
strategy. The successful candidate will be required to work together with
colleagues to undertake training needs analysis, assessing effectiveness and
value for money of the training programmes, and working with the Head of
Human Resources in identifying current and future 1IR development needs.
The training & Staff Development Officer will also be required to deliver
training courses.

Candidates for this post will be required to have a proven track record in
Training and Development, supported by degree level qualification in a
relevant field. They should also possess exceptional communication and
influencing skills, as well as the personal qualities to inspire others and gain
respectal a ll levels.

"to be considered for this post, please send your applications and CV by
February 15. 2008 to:
The Assistant General Manager Human Resources
Demerara Distillers Limited
Plantation Diamond
East Bank Demerara
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The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Airiculture (11CA), Lot 18,
Brickdam, Georoetown, is inviting suitably qualified individuals to submit
applications to fil the following positions:

The successful candidate would be expected to:
1. Advise ahd provide technical input and leadership to projects and
development activities in the area of Sustainable Rural Development;
2. Provide assistance in the preparation of projects, project profiles Mnd
related cocunientation for IICA's submission to external funding
agencies; as well as in the programming, implementation, monitoring
and evalhationiof ICA's country activities;
3. Provide support to the Office and Institute in efforts at cooperation and
collaboration ivith the Government of Guyana, national, regional and
technical funding agencies;
4. Interact with ICA's professionals in other technical areas;
5. Identify and approve training for technical personnel, as well as for
targeted beneficiaries (women, youth, indigenous peoples and small
6. Record, compile, analyze and interpret relevant socio-economic data,
statistics and. related information and prepare relevant reports in order to
render appropriate advice regarding Sustainable Rural Development in
7. Assist with documentation and information systems management.

Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate must have at least a Master's Degree in
Agricultural Economics. Economics, Rural Development, or
Agricultural Management;
At least five (5) years experience in policy formulation and evaluation,
project management and rural strategic investment;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other
official languages of the Institute, preferably Spanish or Portuguese.

The successful candidate would be expected to assist in the execution of project
activities in the field by:
a. providing effective liaison with farmers' groups/associations.
communities and regional authorities
b. project identification, formulation, implementation and monitoring;
c. collecting, documenting and analyzing information related with -rojcct
d. \ assisting in identifying, purchasing and distributing inputs required for
\ project activities.
Qualifications and Experience:
The candidate should possess at least a Diploma in Agriculture and have at least
five (5) years experience in the provision ofextension'education to producers.

A good knowledge of the hinterland areas of Guyana would be an asset.


The successful candidate would be expected to:
1. Troubleshoot and fix all hardware and software problems related to the
office's Local Area Network, including repair, replacement and
installation of computers within the LAN and training of users;
2. Develop and maintain the office web page;
3. Develop arid maintain learning centre and library information
management capabilities:
4. Provide day-to-dav support and troubleshooting in the use of regular
applications and other commonly used software:;
5. Provide support to technical and administrative staff i the preparation
ofmanuals, audio-visual presentations and other publications.
A Diploma in Computer Science from a recognized institution plus t\kw
(2) years experience providing support. maintenance services and
website de\ e opment;

A-+ Certification or Network+ Certification plus three (3) years
experience providing support. maintenance services and wcbsite

Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of two
referees, a contact telephone number and e-mail address should be
submitted by February 15. 2008 to:
I ICA Representative
P.O. Box 10-1089

From page eight
person of Dame Billie Miller, the former Foreign Minister. She had decided, prior to the
election campaign, against seeking re-election.
Another critic's verbal blast extended to blaming Arthur's so-called "politics of inclusion" his
attraction for taking into the BLP's fold defectors from the then opposition and now governing Demo-
cratic Labour Party (DLP).
Among a trio of better known defectors was the DLP's former leader, Clyde Mascoll. All three
were among the 20 defeated BLP candidates for the 30-member House of Assembly.
In Jamaica, to its credit, the PNP's National Executive Council (NEC) authorised an independent
post-election appraisal to determine strengths and weaknesses. The report of the team, headed by
Professor Brian Meeks of the UWI, is available for scrutiny by the party's rank and file as wells
interested members of the public.'
This points to a welcome gesture'in support of transparenipy that could prove helpful for fostering
meaningful unity and inspiring accountability in the re-or animation process for the PNP's involvement
in new elections.

The Meeks' team report has pointed to, among other factors that negatively impacted on the PNP's
election campaign, internal leadership divisions that had their origins in the intensive campaign for
leadership succession following the retirement of P. J. Paterson.
Simpson-Miller had won that battle to become the PNP's first woman leader and Jamaica's first
such Head of Government. But some of the blood spilled in that internal battle was still around for the
general election.
Then, there were criticisms of the timing and length of the election campaign for which 'Sister P'
was rapped with poor judgement.
Hindsight provides the opportunity to reflect on what could have been had, for instance, if
Simpson-Miller and Peter Phillips were aggressively profiled as perhaps the unbeatable lead-
ership duo.
Dispassionate assessment of the final outcome of the election could also raise questions more in
favour of Simpson-Miller than in cataloguing her missteps.
If, objectively, 'Sister P', with her populist profile could not have delivered victory, then it re-
mains a matter of conjecture, which other leading 'comrade' of the PNP could have done better, given
the enormous challenge for a fifth term and with the JLP well prepared for battle after 18 years in
Whatever the misgivings about leadership quality, internal divisions and factors like insufficient
money to fund the campaign, the PNP, nevertheless, scored quite an achievement in its 32-28 seat
defeat that came with less than the 3,000 more votes garnered by the JLP.

Both the governing and opposition parties in Jamaica and Barbados would find that there are
perhaps more encouraging factors in objectively analysing the results of the elections under review
than to engage in unnecessary bitterness over losses or failures to maximise gains.
In Jamaica where, unlike Barbados, the Elections Commission was quite efficient in speedily mak-
ing available the overall verdict of the electorate, the JLP secured its 32 parliamentary seats with 405,
215 votes-or 50.14 percent of valid ballots cast in an estimated 60.40'percent turn out of voters.
The PNP's 28 seat defeat resulted from the less than 3,000 more vbtes-2,940 to be exact-that
were cast for the JLP. Its overall total of 402,275 votes equalled 49.77 percent of the total valid votes
of 808, 240 recorded.
After 18 years in opposition, the JLP finally managed to scrape back to government. Or, to put it
differently, the electorate once more demonstrated how sharply divided, politically. Jamaica remains as
one of CARICOM's major parliamentary democracies.
In Barbados, according to preliminary results for the January 15 election, the DLP secured its,20
seats with 78, 711 votes (53.06 percent) to the BLPs: 69.; 359 votes (or 46.07 percent) with a 63
percent voter turn out (approximately 148,000).
So. as it was for the BLP's victory and the DLP's defeat at the May 2003 election, both parties
continue to enjoy in 2008 a very significant mass support base not reflected in plurality of parliamen-
tary seats.
In this context, some may contend that while the electoral system of first-past-the-post is
the same in both CARICOM states, the results of Jamaica's September 3, 2007 election point
to a more representative expression of the will of the electorate than has emerged in Barba-
dos, where 9,345 more votes for the DLP delivered a.20-10 seat defeat to the BLP.


Appli.calions are invited from suitably qualified perisons
to till the follow ing positions:

Regional Education Officer
(Region I

Education Officer I
-Georgetown -Agriculuire & Home Economics
*Region 1 Nursery & Secondary
-Region 8 Nursery & Primary

Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department,
Ministry of Education 21, Brickdain or Departments of Education in the respective Regions.

Applications on Public Service Commission No.31 forms should be sent to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26 Brickdam, Stabroek

Closing date is February 15, 2008.

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Find them

before it's

too late

THE World's most wanted man Osama Bin Ladin, has
given new meaning to the word terror and terrorism, ever
since 9/11.
To be effective in overcoming terrorism, we need to under-
stand why it occurs. This is not because we empathise with
the terrorists or because we.
want to give in to their de-
mands, but simply because any
effective strategy against ter-
rorism requires knowing what
motivates this form of violence
against innocent civilians. a
SMany havesaid that while : -
terrorism must be condemned .
in all its forms and manifesta-
tions, one must consider that .
even Bin Ladin has a cause that
he believes in. One that he is
willing to do anything for, even
to die for. While 1 must admit
that I struggled for a very long
time to understand this, I now
,concur that there igs some merit
in those views.
While I believe that there
is no cause so great that de-
mands the slaughter of innocent people, it doe, not negate the
fact that Bin Ladin. and all such hke-nunded people will con-
tinue to kill innocent people. because s whether we agree t~ith
their cause or not. the\ believe. %haeer they believe and will
continue to do whatever the) do to promote the cause that they
embrace .Elen if it means kilhng innocent people.
The question therefore to be asked of Bin Ladtn and every
other terrorist, both international and local. Is, "W'hat is it that
has been done to you that you plantt us to know about? What
is it that you want done to address what was done to you?
Whom do you want to get this message to" Ho\w can this be
accomplished without the shedding of innocent blood? These
are the questions I believe that address the root cause of terror-
Many of my learned colleagues wll want to argue that such
a simplistic approach will never affect the bane of terrorism.
Well, I want to quote from a good fnend of mine who said re-
centl). referring to our most recent national raged.,. "Even if
we find lr X. (refernng to the individual responsible for these
events) and all of his cohorts and kill all of them, we still have
not solved any thing. because the philosophy of the man re-
mains". While it is my personal view that the protection of the
citizens and the preservation of law and order require firm and
decisive armed response. especially in lght of the level of s\o-
lent cnnwnal acut lies \ hich h e ha\e experienced. I vould want
to concur with my friend. Killing the criminal is just part of the
soluuon. If it is a solution at all
What I would really hope we can do as a nation is.to find a
way of creating opportunities for individual., within our soci-
ety who may feel a certain w a\, to give expression to their feel-
ings in a context that provides for them to be helped before
they get to the stage of taking it out on innocent people.
Even as I grappled with the horrific nature of the tragedy
in Lusignan. another part of me could not help but wonder -
What would have happened if the young man allegedly behind
all of these killings, had an opportunity to talk with a pastor or
a counsellor. during those periods in his life while he struggled
to be heard. while he struggled with his anger and resentment
towards society? What if he had a sober minded friend to talk
to him, who would say. to him "I hear your pain. I understand
your frustration, but this is not the direction you want to go
in?" While it may seem like I am sympathetic with criminals,
which is very far fromn the truth, we must not forget that as
twisted and perverted as Hitler was. he too had a cause, which
he believed in; a cause, which cost six million Jews their lives.
All of the people. including those responsible for the Lusignan
slaughter. \ ho perpetrated crimes against a state and against
humanity. aic convinced that they have a cause that is legiti-

I ,lf ..nif ncrc; we need to find out what the cause or
t To" ,h te ., l st r, .utt w K- r. t i't too late.

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so ? .toi', T ac:. r. o l mnit:. tt e av e ,, ,hi or ,- bt! re.ho
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.vcl y hc l 1 ', It us ill d thcl ., 1c..l lit .111 to i t thir"
helt ani d It o tl' i tlil i titr iti, ,ti : 'c with G crnll.
v ork \iih Itihcri. ifor vwe don't, v'v c ii tiitiuuct to I isce a
iccurPcIc'1c 0 I lifuna 0n if ,\,'riu I a a1i laC saV iik lCod
kno-,''Whel.' "c,"i .
Pastors. T''aclers. coUilunit;v lader whoever y o-i are.
whlrever 3ou arc, let its find these young oien, before it's
too late.

IT'S an old joke: everybody
talks about the weather, but
nobody does anything about
it. The same, unfortunately,
is true for the climate.
They are talking about it.
They were at it again in Hono-
lulu last week, discussing man-
datory, internationally binding
commitments on greenhouse gas
emissions (although Russia and
India refused to allow any men-
tion of that subject in the final
statement). At the Bali meeting
in December. China even hinted
that it might consider something
like binding emission caps in the
long run. But there is no sense
of urgency.
Not, at least, the sense of
urgency that would be required
to take actions that would in-
validate the prediction, in the
latest issue of the journal "Sci-
ence", that climate change may
cost southern Africa more than
30 percent of its main crop,
maize (corn, mealies), by 2030.
No part of the developing world
can lose one-third of its main

food crop without descending
into desperate poverty and vio-
Even some parts of the de-
veloped world would be in deep
trouble at that point. One part
of the developed world. Austra-
lia, is already in trouble, with its
farmers facing what may be a
permanent decline in the
country's ability to grow food,
although Australia's overall
wealth is great enough to cush-
ion the blow. But elsewhere, the
mentality of "It can't happen
here'' persists.
Over the past couple of
years, due to a major shift in
public opinion, we have ar-
rived at something close to a
global consensus that climate
change is a major problem.
Even George W. Bush now
says that he is concerned
about it. But there is no con-
sensus on the best measures
to deal with the problem,
even among the experts, and
the general public still does
not grasp the urgency of the

The two Democratic candi-
dates for the presidency in the
United States promise 80 per-
cent cuts in emissions by 2050.
and John McCain for the Re-
publicans promises 50 percent
cuts by the same date. and no-
body points out that such a lei-
surely approach, applied in ev-
ery country, condemns the
world to a global temperature
regime at least three or four de-
grees Celsius (5.5 to 7 degrees
Fahrenheit) warmer than today.
Nobody points out that
those are average global tem-
peratures which take into ac-
count the relatively cool air
over the oceans, and that tem-
peratures over land would be a
good deal higher than that. Few
people are aware that these
higher temperatures will prevent
pollination in many major food
crops in parts of the world that
are already so hot that they are
near the threshold, and that this,
combined with shifting rainfall
patterns, will cause catastrophic

., tff

losses in food production.
And hardly anybody says
that it is going to get really
bad as early as 2030 unless
we get global emissions down
by 80 percent by 2020, be-
cause "everybody knows"
that that is politically impos-
sible, and nobody wants to
look like a fool. So we must

Please turn to page 12

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bean Community
(CARICOM) remains com-
mitted to completing by the
end of 2008, the framework

agreement for the phased in-
auguration of a Single Mar-
ket and Economy (CSME) in
2015. That's the good news.
Secretary General Edwin
Carrington is expected to be in
Barbados in a week's time for a

briefing session with new Prime
Minister David Thompson,
who will officially assume the
lead role among Community
leaders for readiness-arrange-
ments for the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy

I i

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P.O. Box SS 6394 Nassau
The Bahamas


I he Council of Ltegal Itducation invites applications from attornevs-at-li'w for hec
post of TtItor at the Legal Aid ( i, .. Eugene Dupuch Law. The B3ahatmas.

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday, August 4,
2008. The position is a fill-time one and no outside employment may be
undertaken without the prior approval of the Council of Legal Education. The
appointment will be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance and is

The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with at least five (5) years practical.
professional experience in both criminal law practice and civil law practice
particularly in litigious work, personal injury cases, family law, law of
conveyancing andfreal property applications and applications in respect of the
estates of deceased persons. Applicants are expected to have experience in
information and communications technology.
Qualifications and/or experience in various aspects of educational pedagogy
including quality assurance, teaching and learning methodologies and assessment
and evaluation techniques would be an asset.

The Position:
The duties and responsibilities of the post include:

Performing the duties of full-time .111 -..it-1.-i in the Legal Aid
Clinic. This includes representing clients in Court

Supervising., instructing and teaching students in the practical aspects
their training

Participating in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the
established curriculum with a view to the continued development of
content and advancement in teaching methodology

Participating in activities to facilitate the training programmes of the
Law Schools of the Council of Legal Education

Assisting the Director of the Legal Aid Clinic and performing any
other duties as
assigned by the Principal.

Benefits Include:
A Housing Allowance
A Duty Allowance
A Study and T"ravel Grant
A Book Grant
Membership in a Contributory Pension Scheme
Membership in a Group Health Plan
Where appropriate tip to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage
allowances will be paid on appointment and on normal termination o.'appointment.

Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation accompanied
by curriculum vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of
three (3) referees should be sent not later than February 15 2008 to:

P.O. BOX SS 6394

Unsuitable applications will not he acknowledged.
For a copy of the advertisement and/or further particulars, please refer to

Information relating to salary and allowances may be directed to the Registrar.
Eugene Dunmich Law School at 1-242-328-1370.
-- -7.

At the same time, there are
troubling signs of a diminishing
of commitment to foreign policy
coordination-one of the
four key pillars of the region's
integration movement-that's
crucial for external economic re-
lations and the general unity
profile of CARICOM in the in-
ternational community. This
is the bad news.
The first CARICOM Inter-
Sessional for 2008. scheduled
for The Bahamas from March
7-8. will have to address as pri-
orities differences in foreign
policy coordination and its im-
nediate relevance to the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European Union
Fragmentation in foreign
policy initiatives that run
counter to clearly defined policy

objectives of CARICOM
would, inevitably, impact nega-
tively on arrangements for the
realisation of the goal of a seam-
less regional economy, the prom-
ised single economic space, via
the CSME.
Two separate and quite
significant developments that
fuel concerns about cracks in
the coordination of
CARICOM's foreign policy
relate to external economic
relations and new associa-
tions being developed by
some Community partners
with hemispheric groupings
without any known prior no-
tification as expected from a
grouping that likes to
emphasise the value of con-
First came the conclusion of
negotiations last December 16
for the EPA with the EU, which

is now causing some controver-
sies among member governments
about its implications for main-
taining the existing authority of
the Heads of Government Con-
ference as the lead organ of a
Community in its 35th year.
The concerns were sharply
expressed at the recent meeting
of the Community's Council for
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (COTED) in
Georgetown, at which the cur-
rent chairman, Jamaica's Minis-
ter of Industry and Commerce.
Karl Samuda. questioned the ab-
sence of any formal report on
the outcome of the EPA nego-
The negotiations were
concluded in Barbados on De-
cenber 16 with the Carib-
bean Regional Negotiating

Please turn to page 13

Climate Change: Panic in ...
From page 11
just hope that physics and chemistry will wait until we are ready to respond.
But here is a bulletin from the front. Over the past few weeks, in several countries, I have inter-
viewed a couple of dozen senior scientists, government officials and think-tank specialists whose job
is to think about climate change on a daily basis. And NOT ONE of them believes the forecasts on
global warming issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just last year. They think
things are moving much faster than that.
The IPCC's predictions in the 2007 report were frightening enough.
Across the six scenarios it considered, it predicted "best estimate" rises in average global tempera-
ture of between 1.8 and 4.0 degrees Celsius (3.2 and 7.2 degrees F) by the end of the 21st century,
with a maximum change of 6.4 degrees Celsius (11.5 degrees F) in the "high scenario". But the thou-
sands of peer-reviewed scientific papers that the IPCC examined in order to reach those conclusions
dated from no later than early 2006, and most relied on data from several years before that.
It could not be otherwise, but it means that the IPCC report took no notice of recent indications
that the warming has accelerated dramatically. While it was being written, for example, we were still
talking about the possibility of the Arctic Ocean being ice-free in late summer by 2042. Now it's 2013.
Nor did the IPCC report attempt to incorporate any of the "feedback" phenomena that are sus-
pected of being responsible for speeding up the heating, like the release of methane from thawing per-
mafrost. Worst of all, there is now a fear that the "carbon sinks" are failing, and in particular that the
oceans, which normally absorb half of the carbon dioxide that is produced each year, are losing their
ability to do so.
Maybe the experts are all wrong. Here in the present, out ahead of the mounds of data that
pile up in the rear-view mirror and the studies that will eventually get published in the scien-
tific journals, there are only hunches to go on. But while the high-level climate talks pursue
their stately progress towards some ill-defined destination, down in the trenches there is an
undercurrent of suppressed panic in the conversations. The tipping points seem to be racing
towards us a lot faster than people thought.
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in
45 countries.)



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the undermentioned
vacancies at the Essequibo Technical Institute Region 2:

Deputy Principal

Application and Resume to be made in duplicate and must be accompanied by (2) recent
Passport-size photographs.

Interested applicants would need to visit the Institute to develop an understanding and
appreciation of the culture, performance output and current status ofthe Ins itulion.

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan clearly indicating
his/her vision or the nstitut ion over a two to four- yearperiod.

Applications must be sent to the Human Resources Manager. Ministry of Education
21, Brickdam, to reach heron or before February 15,2008.

Late applications will not be considered.

NB: Copies of the Job Description and Job Specifications can be uplifted from the
Institute or the Human Resources Manager, Ministry of Education.

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Machinery (CRNM) playing
the lead role.
The CRNM maintains that
CARIFORUM governments
have been kept fully abreast on
the negotiating processes.
Nevertheless, hard questions
and criticisms have now led to
a decision being taken for a full-
scale independent review of the
EPA by a representative
"Reflections Group".
The group would include
stakeholders from across the
Community, possibly over two
days, starting on February 28
in Georgetown.
Part of the problem
arising from apparent
discontent over both the
negotiating process and
accountability on the final
outcome is said to be related
to how the CRNM currently
functions in isolation of the
Community Secretariat and,
consequently, what falls
through the cracks in
communication between the
Prime Ministerial Sub-
Committee on External
Negotiations and the Heads
of Government.
In the thinking of some
regional technocrats and
academics of the Community,
the problem could be
aggravated by the fact that in
contrast to prevailing modes of
communication and decision-
making, there will now be in
Council to deal with
functioning of the EPA.
This, it is
felt, could eventually weaken
the authority of the Heads of
Government of the 15 sovereign
member states to the advantage
of the 27 European countries.

+Secondly, amid continuing
fragmented approaches in
CARICOM's involvement
with the Venezuela-created
Petrocaribe Energy
Cooperation Agreement of June
2005, has now come the
surprising announcement from
Dominica that it had signed on
to access membership of
ALBA, President
Hugo Chavez's 2004
Bolivarian Alternative for the
Americas, currently includes
Bolivia, Nicaragua and Cuba,
with no conflict with
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines and Antigua and
Barbuda have committed
themselves to the general
principles of ALBA, but have
withheld seeking access
to its trade provisions out of
precaution against being in
conflict with the revised
CARICOM Treaty governing
intra-regional trade.
The caution is to avoid
being legally entangled
in granting trade concessions to
a country outside of
CARICOM that could be
viewed as inimical to other
partners within the framework
of the Community's Common
External Tariff (CET).
In the case of Dominica, its
Prime Minister, Roosevelt
Skerrit, appears to have thrown
better judgement to the wind in
his anxiety to secure
concessional funding from the
ALBA bank that has been
established with an initial
capital of US $1B dollars. Legal
experts feel that unless speedily
clarified, Dominica
could expose itself to a legal


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challenge under CARICOM's
Common External Tariff
Dominica, like St.
Vincent and the Grenadines,
is also locked in deep
negotiations to,
respectively, benefit from an
oil refinery built by
Venezuela and a new
airport with funding from
both Venezuela and Cuba.
It is understandable that
they would seek assistance for
economic development
wherever possible. However,
unless CARICOM allows a
waiver under the CET for
imports from any of the
existing ALBA states, Dominica
has a problem.
Skerrit should have
recalled the precedent
created when CARICOM
countries became involved
with Petrocaribe and
Trinidad and Tobago-
former main energy supplier
to the Community-had to
approve a waiver of tariff
restrictions on energy
supplies originating from
Venezuela to facilitate that
As sovereign states of
CARICOM, member nations
have the right to join other
groupings, access markets and
economic development funding,
wherever possible.
This, however, should
be done in recognition of
their obligations to
CARICOM and in the
context of coordination of
foreign policy. Dominica
most certainly has an
obligation now to explain to
CARICOM its status in
relation to ALBA.

2/2/2008. 8:34 PM

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The Council of Legal Education invites applications from attorneys-at-law for the post of
Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Applicants would be expected to
demonstrate competence in at least two (2) ofthe following areas:

Civil Practice and Procedure
Legal Drafting and Interpretation

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday, August 4 2008.
The position is a fill -time one and no outside employment may be undertaken without the
prior approval of the Council ofLegal Education. The appointment will be on contract for
three (3) years in the first instance and is renewable.

The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with at least five (5) years practical, professional
experience. Applicants should indicate their professional interest and areas) of
Knowledge of the laws of the Commonwealth Caribbean is essential. Applicants are
expected to have experience in information and communications technology.
Qualifications and/or experience in various aspects of educational pedagogy including
quality assurance, teaching and learning methodologies and assessment and evaluation
techniques would be an asset.

The Position:
The duties and responsibilities of the post include:

Teaching and conducting tutorials in such courses as may be assigned
by the Pricipal
Functioning as part of a team in the delivery of an integrated teaching
ParticipatinI in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the
established curriculum with a view to the continued development of
content and advancement in teaching methodology
Participatine in activities to facilitate the training programmes of the
Law Schools of the Council of Legal Education
Enhancing the teaching profile of the institution through research and
publication on aspects of Caribbean Law and practice
Assisting in the Legal Aid Clinic
Such other duties as may be assigned

Benefits Include:
Competitive Salary
A Housing Allowance
A Transportation Allowance
A Study and Travel Grant
A Bool Grant
Membership in a Contributory Pension Scheme
Membership in a Group Health Plan

Where appropriate up to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage allowances will
be paid on appointment and on normal termination ofappointment.

Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation. accompanied by
curriculum vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three (3)
referees should be sent not laterthan February 15 2008 to:

P.O. Box 231,
Mona Campus
Kingston 7,
Jamaica ,.i.

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
For a copy of the advertisement and/or further particulars, please refer to
\ n ip .ch'l i:prihhl.an.clm
ihformatioin relating to salary and allowances nay be directed to the Registra r
.ormaIn lMnletr Law School at f-876-927-1235.

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East Coast markets return ...

Form page 2
ing of two men, including
Troy St John called 'John
Eye', who was reportedly the
second in command of the
gang headed by notorious
wanted man Rondel Rawlins
called 'Fine Man'.

The Joint Services has
raised the bounty for informa-
tion leading to Rawlins' capture
from $30M to $50M.
The other man killed in an
exchange with Police and Army
in the Buxton backlands was
Vibert Harris also known as
'Bholo' 29, of 125 Friendship,

East Bank Demerara.
The operation moved to
house-to-house raids on Thurs-
The Police on Thursday
confirmed that the AK-47 as-
sault rifle, recovered during the
armed confrontation between
the Joint Services and gunmen

P.O. Box SS 6394 Nassau
The Bahamas


The Council of Legal Education invites applications from attorneys-at-law for the post of
Tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School. Trinidad & Tobago. Applicants should
demonstrate competence in at least two (2) or more of the following areas:

Criminal Practice and Procedure
Civil Procedure and Practice
Legal Drafting and Interpretation

Law of Evidence
Law of Remedies
Law of Succession

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday, August 4 2008.
The position is a full-time one and no outside employment may be undertaken without the
prior approval ofthe Council of Legal Education. The appointment will be on contract for
three (3) years in the first instance and is renewable.

The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with at least five (5) years practical, professional
experience. Applicants should indicate their professional interest and areas) of
Knowledge of the laws of the Commonwealth Caribbean is essential. Applicants are
expected Io have experience in information and communications technology.
Qualifications and/or experience in various aspects of educational pedagogy including
quality assurance, teaching and learning methodologies and assessment anUd evaluation
techniques would be an asset.

The Position:
The duties and responsibilities of the post include:
Teaching and conducting tutorials in such courses as may be assigned
by the Principal
Functioning as part of a team in the delivery of an integrated teaching
Participating in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the
established cun-iculum with a view to the continued development of
content and advancement in teaching methodology.
Participating in activities to facilitate the training programmes of the
Law Schools of the Council of Legal Education.
Enhancing the teaching profile of the institution through research and
publication on aspects of Caribbean Law arid practice
Assisting in the Legal Aid Clinic
Such other duties as may be assigned

Benefits Include:
Competitive Salary
A Hlousing Allowance
A Transportation Allowance
A Study and Travel Grant
A Book Grant
Membership in a Contributoiy Pension Scheme
Membership in a Group Health Plan

Where appropriate up to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage allowances
will be paid on appointment and on normal termination ofappointment.

Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation, accompanied by
curriculum vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three (3)
referees should be sent not later than February 15 2008 to:

P.O. BOX 323

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
For a cop of the advertisement and/or further particulars, please refer to
www.cleca ribbea n.com
Infornatfion relating to salary and allowances mray be directed to the Principal, Hugh
Pitwrding Law School at 1-868-662-5860/5835.

in Buxton matched the spent
shells found at the scenes of the
recent massacre at Lusignan on
Saturday last, when 11 persons
were killed.
Tests also showed other
links including the robbery/mur-
der at Triumph, East Coast
Demerara on December 16,
2007, where Fazal Hakim and
Rajesh Singh were killed, the
armed robbery/murder on the
Professional Guard Service
(PGS) security van at Agricola,
East Bank Demerara, the armed
robbery/murder on the Mazda
Mining Company (MMC) Se-
curity personnel at Sheribana ,
and the robbery at Canal No. 1
in 2006.
The ruling People's Progres-
sive Party (PPP) has called on
the main opposition party to
make its position clear with re-
gard to the criminals the authori-

ties believe are holed up in the
violence-prone and volatile East
Coast village of Buxton.
The PPP slammed the Op-
position Leader, Mr. Robert
Corbin, who was reported in
Friday's Stabroek News as say-
ing that his party would not
stand idly by and see innocent
young men being sacrificed for
political expediency, "so that
President Jagdeo and the secu-
rity forces can create a delusion
to appease the suffering relatives
that they have begun to do
something to solve the crime
and security situation in
President Jagdeo, during his
visit to Lusignan Thursday, said
he would not engage Corbin's
party, the People's National
Congress Reform- One Guyana
(PNCR-lG), until its leaders
publicly acknowledge that

Buxton is a safe haven for
"Their ambivalence on this
point puts to doubt the sincer-
ity of their expressed condo-
lences and of their support for
the security forces," the Presi-
dent stated.
The PPP labelled Corbin's
response as an "attack on the
integrity of the security forces."
"It (Corbin's statement) can
only be described as a defence
of those criminals who have
held the people of Buxton hos-
tage by imposing themselves on
them while carrying out diaboli-
cal crimes," the PPP stated.
The President early last
Saturday morning said that
the marauding gunmen who
killed 11 Lusignan residents
came from Buxton, long be-
lieved to be a safe haven for
criminal gangs.

UG urges incentive ...
From page 3
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Brian Greenidge, also reiterated the need for young people
to be more active in agriculture and pointed out the forum is the ideal medium to devise strat-
egies to yield the desired results. He promised that the ministry is prepared to support the
youths in their drive.
During the forum executive members of the GFYA were installed.
Newly elected.president, Rodlyn Semple, lauded her colleagues for entrusting confidence in her
leadership and pledged to ensure the organisation achieve the objectives set out in its 2008 work
Semple stressed that agriculture abounds with opportunities; and with the availability of innova-
tive technologies, young people no longer have to view the profession as a farmer toiling in his field
under the scorching sun.
She expressed commitment to getting youths to play a greater role in the decision making process
on agriculture issues of national importance. This move, the GFYA president underlined, will enable
youths to be more visible in the sector and will allow the transfer of new ideas.
At the forum organised by IICA and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, UG presentations
were also made on effective leadership qualities, public speaking, the role and functions of the Guyana
Youth Business Trust and accessing funds.
The GFYA was formulated as the national chapter to the parent body, the Caribbean Agriculture
Forum for Youth (CAFY) and endeavours to:
encourage the formulation and subsequent implementation of plans/programmes to encourage
greater youth participation in agriculture;
identify and establish relationships with similar groups in the region to facilitate the availability
of wider resources to youth stakeholders in agriculture
and foster dialogue with government at the national level to change/implement policies that will
develop sustainable solutions for youths in agriculture.
Membership of the forum is open to entrepreneurs and stakeholders in agriculture under
the age of 35, from agriculture youth organizations, students in agriculture and related stud-
.ies, non-governmental organizations and other agriculture stakeholders in Guyana and around
the region.



The job holder will carry out secretarial tasks ftor the various sections to get
acquainted with the Delegation of the European Commission. In the longer
term the job holder might be assigned to a specific section. Secretarial tasks
\\ill also include the maintenance of a comprehensix e Ii ling system, general
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for the attention of the Head of Administration
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or P.O. Box 10847, Georgetown
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VAT Policy Corner

Policy 31-VAT and Death of a Taxpayer
This policy seeks to provide education and guidance to the general public regarding the collection and remitting of
VAT when a taxpayer who owns a registered business dies and that business continues to operate in the usual manner.
The following therefore forms the guiding principle with respect to the application of Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Death of a
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ofthat person is deemed to be carried on by or on behalfofthe execulor o trusrte o'the deceased person's estate.
In addition, the executor or trustee is considered the taxable person when any activity is initiated pertaining to the termination of the
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Upon the death of a taxpayer whose business is registered for VAT. his executor or trustee (in the event of there being any) should
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Acopy ofthe death certificate
Aletter slating whether the business will continue operating or not and
Who would be the successor. providing the business will continue operation.
By virtue of the above provision, taxes collected previously ought to be accounted for by the executor or trustee of the deceased and
submitted to the Guyana Revenue Authority.
If you require additional information or assistance on VAT, feel free to contact the Value- Added Tax and Excise Tax Department
situated at 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets orby the telephone numbers 227- 7867.227-7672 or 227- 3696.

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National effort

needed to

capture criminals

Minister Rohee

- PNCR, others out for political gains

GOVERNMENT has called
for a countrywide endeavour
to capture criminal elements
in society which can be
achieved through the support
of citizens to the Joint Ser-
Minister of Home Affairs-
Clement Rohee and Minister of
Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy,
said Guyanese must stand to-
gether and strive for one goal
that will allow no other
Guyanese to experience another
trauma like the recent tragedy
that occurred in Lusignan, East
Coast Demerara.
Minister Ramsammy said it
is unfortunate that while
Guyanese are trying to heal
from the incident which left 11
persons including five children
dead, certain sections of society
are trying to justify why the
criminals carried out such hor-
rific murders.
"It is reprehensible that Mr.

Corbin and others like Oliver
Hinckson try to justify the kill-
ings, I heard Mayor Greene too.
On one hand they sympathise
and on the other hand they try
to say there is some other jus-

tification for the persons who
committed these horrible crimes,
that they have a social griev-
ance, but look who they are at-
tacking; innocent, vulnerable
He said, "There are no ifs
and buts in killing innocent

people, we are talking abou
Lusignan, Canal No. Two, i
happened in Agricola, it ha.
happened in various parts oi
Guyana. This is not a griev-
ance, this is pure criminal-
Minister Rohee lashed out
at the leader of the People's Na-
tional Congress Reform
(PNCR), Robert Corbin, for his
public position that the commu-
nity of Buxton on the East
Coast of Demerara is not a safe
haven for criminals. He said
Corbin is trying to gain politi-
cal mileage.
"It's a political game that
clearly sends the wrong signal
within the society...The PNC
has exemplified, by its recent
statement by the leader of the
PNC that it is obviously play-
ing a cat and mouse game which
is basically self-serving," Min-
ister Rohee said.
"We have to go back
some time ago where there
was clear evidence that lead-
ers of that party (PNC) were
cohorting with these ele-
ments at Buxton. There is
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POLICE on the scene of what appeared to be a kidnapping.

Gunmen seize

shopper in


Business owners and persons were seen running for covei
as two gunmen apparently kidnapped a man who wa.
shopping on Regent and King Streets at around 14:00 1
According to an eyewitness, the man appeared to be in his mi,
thirties and is of mixed ethnicity and fair in complexion.
He was wearing a brown jersey with navy blue jeans. The ma
exited a burgundy Toyota Carina car when the gunmen approach
One vendor on King Shreet said the man had bought a pair c
sneakers, and when he.saw the gunmen approaching him, he ra
into a store on Regent Street.
The store owner noted that he shouted, "Two men coni
ing to kill me".
She said she, her workers and shoppers lay on the floor as th
gunmen entered the premises, hats pulled low over their faces s
they could not be identified.
They grabbed the man they had been pursuing, and as soon ;
they left the woman called a police hotline and was told to ca
back in 20 minutes.
Another vendor in the area said the men forced the man into
blue carina car and drove away.
The car that the man was driving was parked opposite RAF
Variety Store, and registration of the car canied the name S. Bacchl
of Vryheid's Lust, East Coast Demerara.
Police arrived on the scene some 45 minutes later.
They are investigating.

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INICLE February 3, 2008 11

M"Jo"int Statement from

GT&T and Digicel

GT&T and Digicel, the two major telecommunications operators in
Guyana, jointly condemn the recent acts of violence including last
Saturday's horrendous acts in the Lusignan village and call for good sense
to prevail.

The companies, which compete for the local cellular market, believe that
this is a time for every section of Guyanese society to come together to
bring healing. It is a time for strong leadership and for us all to provide
support in the face of the present crisis.

This joint release is a demonstration by the two companies that a matter of
such great national importance must supersede the normal day to day
element of competition.

This is the time, we believe, when all Guyanese must stand up as one,
fully recognizing the threat being posed to the nation's stability. We invite
everyone to share our commitment to bring people together and to link
communities through active communication.

The companies are ready to assist in any way we can to facilitate the
maintenance of peace across Guyana.


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National effort

needed to...

From centre

some kind of a pact that
the PNCR is not going to
come out and take an un-
equivocal step that Buxton is
a haven for these criminal el-
ements and so as long as they
continue adopting that pos-
ture it will continue to send
the wrong signals and the
public opinion will be divided
on this matter, and clearly we
cannot afford that."
Meanwhile, the Home Af-
fairs Minister pointed out that
when individuals like ex-soldier

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Extension Department Offite days

The following are scheduled days when Extension Officers can be contacted at their respective
Regional offices.

Region Days Location Tel #

2 1Friday Anna Regona office 771-4158







Crane office

NC, Enterprise (Leguan)
NDC, San Souci (Wakenaam);
V.ergeeenoeen Coop Rice Mil
Cane Grove NDC

MMA/ADA Onverwagt
Rice Research Station (Burma
i.lahaicony _.
Benab (#63 Village)
GRDB Sub-Station (Lesbeholden,
[BBP__ __



328-2604 or 328-2291
..... ... .... ... . .. .............
338-2879 or 335-3318

Outside of these schedule days officers can be contacted at field school session and also on
their cell phones. Kindly check with Regional Office on telephone #s listed above for details.

Oliver Hinckson speak, they are
coming from a historical back-
ground where they once had
control over the military.
"Hinckson is coming from a
generation that is reminiscent of
control of the army by the PNC
and that is precisely why when
they distributed weapons wily nily
and placed them in the hands of
their friends of the institution of the
State, now we finding that they
cannot be accounted for...This
new leadership of this military
must be supported at all costs be-
cause it is a totally new leadership
that requires the support of the na-
tion to go after these criminals,"
Minister Rohee emphasised.
Government has always
been calling for law abiding citi-
zens to support the security
forces in their fight against
The Joint Services in a release

yesterday expressed appreciation
to the residents of Buxton, Friend-
ship and neighboring communities
for the excellent level of coopera-
tion and support over the past two
days during 'Operation Restore
The release stated that such
cooperation by residents has al-
lowed members of the Joint
Services to conduct their opera-
tions in a professional and ef-
fective manner.
"What they (criminals el-
ements) are doing is holding
the innocent people in that
community hostage... It
means therefore that sending
the joint services after these
criminal elements is to a
large extent a consensus in
society which is, go after
them, capture them and bring
them to justice," Minister
Rohee asserted. (GINA)





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f PP.O. Box SS 6394 Nassau
S The Bahamas

The Council of Le!al Education invites applications from attorneys-at-law for the post
of Senior Tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago.
'he successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday. August 4
2008. T"he position is a full-time one and no outside employment maybe undertaken
without the prior approval of the Council of Legal Education. The appointment will
be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance and is renewable.
The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with at least seven (7) years practical,
professional experience. Applicants should indicate their professional interest and
areas) of expertise.
Knowledge of the laws of the Commonwealth Caribbean is essential. Applicants are
expected to have experience in information and communications technology.
Qualifications and/or experience in various aspects of educational pedagogy including
quality assurance, teaching and learning methodologies and assessment and evaluation
techniques would be an asset.
The Position:
The duties and responsibilities of the post include:
Deputising for the Principal in his/her absence
Teachin g and conducting tutorials in such courses as may be assigned by the
Co-ordinating the Tutorial programme
Co-ordinating the Transitional programme
Monitoring the performance and attendance of students
()rganisint and monitoring the In-service Training programme for students in
Year I ancdin the Transitional Programme
Administering the programme of court attendance for year I students
Collaborating with Bar Associations to organize a programme of continuing
legal education
Functioning as part of a team in the delivery of an integrated teaching
Such other duties as may be assigned

Benefits Include:
SCompetitive Salary
A Housing A I lowince
A Transportation Allowance
An Institutional Visit Allowance
An Entertainment Allowance
A Study and Travel Grant
A Book Grant
Membership in a Contributory Pension Scheme
Membership in a Group Health Plan

Where appropriate up to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage allowances
will be paid on appointment and on normal termination appointment.
Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation, accompanied
by curriculum vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three
(3) referees should be sent not later than February 15 2008 to:

P.O. BOX 323
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
For a copy of the advertisement and/or further particulars, please refer to
Information relating to salary and allowances may be directed to the Principal,
Hugh H'ooding Law School at 1-868-662-5860/5835.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites scaled bids from eligible
and qualified bidders for Cleaning, Blasting and Painting of 79 Pontoons for the
Demerara Harbour Bridge.
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 inspect the Bidding Document (s) and obtain further
information from Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation. Peter's Hall. East Bank
Demerara, during normal working hours on week-days.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the Demerara Iarbour Bridge
Corporation. Peter's Hall, East Bank Demerara upon payment of a non-refundable fee
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in favour of the Demerara Harbour Bridge
Corporation for each bid document. The method of payment shall be cash or cheque.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the Bidder
and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender for Cleaning. Blasting and
Painting of79 Pontoons"
Bids shall 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 on Tuesday.
26''' February 2008. Electronic bidding will not be pennilled. Late bids will be rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose
to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday 26'" February 2008 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above
7. All bids must be accompanied by valid cerlificatcs of Compliance from the Manager of
the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue
8. The National Procurement and Tend InerAdministration. Ministry of Finance reserves the
right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not
necessarily to award to the lowest bid.
General Manager

2/2/2008, 8:35 PM


All Sworn Land Surveyors and Stakeholders are
invited to a Meeting in the Guyana Lands and
Surveys Commission's (GLSC) Training and
Conference Room on February 13, 2008,
commencing at 09:00 hours and concluding at
16:30 hours.

This meeting represents the Third Consultation

Session on the Draft Land Surveying Act. This

session will be on the Draft Land Surveying

Professional Act 1998.


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The Public is hereby notified that the Central H-ousing & Planning Authority (CH&PA) invites
Expressions of Interest for the development of the Georgetown Seawall (west of the Kitty Pump
Station to Camp Street) for recreation/leisure activities and any compatible, small-scale
Commercial venture.


(1) Submission must be by way ofa letter outlining details ofwhat is proposed.

(2) The following must be considered in the articulation of proposals:

(a) No permanent structure ispermitted.:
(b) Landscaping is an integral aspect ofthe area's development.

(3) Interested parties are advised to consult the Chief Development Planner, Planning
and Settlement Development Department of the Central Housing & Planning
Authority (CiH&PA) on telephone number 226-8666 for any further information
or necessary clarification. Contact can also be made with this Department at the
ground-floor of the SIMAP Building at 237 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg,
( eorgetown.

(4) Submissions must reach the Secretary. CH&PA at the above address not later than
Friday, February 29. 2008 at 15:00 h.

Central Housing &'PlanningAuthoriry
January 2008.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible
and qualified bidders for Constructiop of 4 Pontoons for the Demerara -larbour

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 Ill (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Document(s) and obtain further
information from Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation. Peter's Hall, East Bank
Demerara, during normal working hours on week-days.

4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the Demerara Harbour Bridge
Corporation, Peter's Hall, East Bank Demerara upon payment of a non-refundable
fee often thousand dollars ($10,000) in favour of the Demerara Harbour Bridge
Corporation for each bid document. The method of payment shall be cash or cheque.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the
Bidder and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender for Construction of
4 Pontoons"
Bids shall 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 on
Tuesday, 26"' February 2008. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will
be rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
-choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday 26' February 2008 in the Boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the
above address.

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of Compliance from the Manager
of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner General of the Guyana
Revenue Authority.

". 8. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance reserves
the right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not
necessary ly to award to the lowest bid.

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P.O. Box SS 6394 Nassau
The Bahamas


The Council of Legal Education invites applications from attorneys-at-law for the post of
Tutor at the Legal Aid Clinic, Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago.

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday. August 4, 2008.
The position is a full-time one and no outside employment may be undertaken without the
prior approval of the Council of Legal Education. The appointment will:be on contract
for three (3) years in the first instance and is renewable.

The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with at least five (5) years practical, professional
experience in both criminal law practice andcivil law practice particularly in litigious
work, personal injury cases, family law, law of convevancing and real property
applications and applications in respect of the estates of deceased persons. Applicants
are expected to have experience in information and communications technology.
Qualifications and/or experience in various aspects of educational pedagogy including
quality assurance, lelchlirn and learning methodologies and assessment and evaluation
techniqtues would be an asset.

The Position:
The duties and responsibilities of the post include:.

Performing the duties of full-time attorney-at-law in the Legal Aid
Clinic. This includes representing clients in Court

Supervising, instructing and teaching students in the practicait aspects of
their training
Participating in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the established
curriculum with a view to the continued development of content and
advancement in teaching methodology

Participating in activities to facilitate the training programmes of the
Law Schools of the Council of Legal Education

Assisting the Director of the Legal Aid Clinic and performing any other
duties as
assigned by the Principal

Benefits Include:
A Housing Allowance
A Transportation Allowance
An Institutional Visit Allowance
A Study and Travel Grant
A Book Grant
Vacation Leave
Membership in a Contributory Pension Scheme
Membership in a Group Health Plan

Where appropriate up to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage allowances
will be paid on appointment and on normal termination ofappointment.

Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation accompanied by
curriculum vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three (3)
referees should be sent not later than February 15 2008 to:

P.O. BOX 323

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
For a copy of the advertisement and/or further particulars, pk ase refer to
Information relating to salary' and allowances may be directed to the Principal,
Iugh iboding Law School at 1-868-662-5860/5935.


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The Management of Guyana/Suriname Ferry
Service is advising that the M.V. Canawaima will
recommence operation from Monday, February 4,
2008, departing daily at 11:00h from Moleson
Creek and South Drain Terminals (local time for the

respective countries) .Management
inconvenience caused.

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CALL : 225-4475/226-3243-9


Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
1. The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids from eligible Pre-qualified
bidders for the execution of the following Works:
1. Construction of Fence and Landscaping Smyth Street
Nursery School
2. Construction of Canteen Upper Corentyne Industrial
3. Repairs Smith Memorial Primary School
4. Rehabilitation Works at Head Start Nursery School
5. General Rehabilitation Works Stella Maris Primary School
6. External Work Cummings Lodge Secondary School

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act. 2003 and regulations, 2004, and is
open to only Pre-qualified Contractors.
3. Interested eligible Pre-qualified bidders may obtain further information from Mr.
T. Persaud. Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam. An inspection of the Bidding
Documents can be conducted at the above address between the hours of 8:30 to
4:00h on week-days.
4. All bids must be accompanied by Valid NIS and GRA (IRD) Compliance
5. The Tender document may be purchased from the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars $5,000 each. The
method ofpayment accepted will be cash.
6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner "Tender for
(name of project) MOE. Tenderers who are applying for more than one
project/lot must place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic bidding will
be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 a.m. on
Tuesday 19"h February. 2008. All bids will be opened in the presence of those
contractors or their representatives who choose to attend.
8. The address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets
9. The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Tenders without
assigning any reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education

2/2/2008, 8:33 PM


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

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Nicola Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
PERSONS required to fill
envelopes, for US$5QO or
more weekly. Interested
applicants send a self-
addressed, stamped
enveloped for information to:
Jimmy Daniels, Lot I Eccles
Public Road, East Bank
Demerara, Guyana.

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

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

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys,
soft furnishing, floral
arrangement, cake decoration,
153 Barr St., Kitty, 226-9548,

For more information, Call
226-9448, 628-7880.
HOME private tutor
reading, phonics and other
subjects. Children all ages.
Call 651-7662 anytime.
each. Manicures, acrylic nails,
nail designing, etc. Call
Michelle -. 227-7342/613-
PRACTICAL electronic
classes beginning 12"'
February. Call Abdul's
Electronics. Tel. 225-0391 or
226-6551. Limited spaces
MASTER computer
repairs & networking. Become
A+ Certified unbeatable cost
A+, Network+, MCSE Certified
Trainer. Practical Training
Focus. Call Joel 655-0614
Institute 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Phone 225-9587. Electrical
Installation and wiring, TV and
electronic repairs, refrigeration
and air conditioning, Auto
Electrical Repairs.
IMPERIAL College is
currently registering students
desirous 'of Full-time (Forms 1 -
5); afternoon and evening
classes. Subjects offered are:
Mathematics, English A & B. and
all Business subjects. Monthly fee
$1500 per subject. Contact us
at 6 Croal and King Streets -
227-7627, 015-8916. 615-8919.

IS- -- -

G 1C o 1 ii -our hea.ii .
problem ; with the latest
medical treatments combined
with naturopathic therapies '.
including hyrirtherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations
etc. Also home visits for bec
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat. fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner.
at 79 Collingswood Avenue.
Nandy Park. EBD, (Enter
Republic PArk. go straight at
the first junction, follow the
road to Lot 79). Tel. 233-594,1
or ccll 624-1181 ;,on. Sat.
9 am to 5 pm.

.L... "LP tIik- J c a l*, call: I : 226-*321.'-9/

COUNSELLING- 1. 1.7-5 ax: 225-0(;3l
WANTED -- -- I "" '""" il( 1"sa,



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

SHALOM Driving School -
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek,
G/town. You could also
obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

lease make contact with MS
connection with Lot 10
Edinburgh, WCD.
make contact with Joyann
English. Tel. 219-1016 in
connection with 820 Section 'B',
Patterson, Turkeyen.
AN overseas based
Guyanese is desperately trying
to get in contact With the elder
son of /or DEVIKA
RAMPERSAUD who will be 15
and over of age DEVIKA
RAMPERSAUD who is currently
residing in a-Squatting area on
the East Coast of Demerara.
This is in connection with a
matter of benefit to them.
Anyone knowing DEVIKA
RAMPERSAUD are ask to
contact Tel. # 691-5033, 225-
8829 or 629-1003.

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

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
GUYANESE female,
looking for honest and reliable
friend., proper both. male and
female. Contact Ms. Natasha on
Tel. # 616-3030.
educated! Get Married!
Migrate!...through the CFI.
Telephone Friendship Link. Call
592-261-5079 twenry-four
hours daily.
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
Phone Pals Service. Are you
looking for true friends and
true love? We are here to help
you. Please call 629-4605 or
LOCAL and foreign pen
pals!! Send stamped envelope
to: Companion Pen Pal Club,
P.O. Box 12421 Bourda,
SGeorgetown, Guyana.
Link for Valentine. Junior/
senior/Singles Dating Service,
18-80yrs. Immediate link. Tel:
, 23-8237. 648-609& mn-.-
fsr': pm Sat l I .,~

GET rid of evil. fix love.
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spr;tual
help. Call 612-6417. 220-0708
RAJA yoga physical yoaa,
Hindi protection tabee planet
reading, other spiritual areas.
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy
225-0677, 638-0730


FRIDGE, freezer, not
freezing, AC not cooling. For
reliable service call Omar -
641-0943, 683-8734.


CALL 233-2495-6
Svisit: www.hahint.net

Interested? CalT Dominion
Household Ministries 226-
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 699-8802/2218-
0 50.'
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-

Appeals for Refused Cases,
Refugees. All Canadian
Immigration Matters


Certified Immigration
Canada: Tel: 416-431-
8845 or 647-284-0375
Guyana: Contact Nanda Narine at
Tel: 225-1540 or 668-2991
We can help you to Migrate to

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.
FOR repairs and services
to washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, micro wave ovens,
etc. Call Home Solutions on
Telephone 227-0060/629-

STATION to rent barber.
hairdresser, nail technician
Call 629-9587.
MECHANIC heavy-duty and
assistant for logging camp --
ONE male office assistant
between the age of 18 22
Apply to PO Box # 101285
ONE qualified
Receptionist. Computer literate.
1- CanterDriver, 4 girls for field
work. 77 Craig St.. C/ville -


VACANCY exists for
hairstylist. Contact Expressions
Full Service Salon. Tel. 226-
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.
OFFICE Assistant required.
Written applications with Police
Clearance please by 13
February 2008 to Office
Assistant, Cameron &
Shepherd, 2 Avenue of the
Republic, P.O. Box 10109,
waiter staff. Interested persons
.must have sound secondary
education with passes in
.English and Mathematics.
Apply in person Dutch Bottle
Cafe, 10 North Rd., Bourda.
Telephone No. 226-9648.




To work 8am 4pm

Own weed

machine a plus.

Salary negotiable.

Apply to
Mr. Lloyd Persaud

National Hardware

Super Centre
1-2 Industrial Site, Ruimveldt

VACANCY exists for one (1)
Maid at 61 David Street, Kitty,
Georgetown. Working hours 8
am to 2 pm, Mondays to
Saturday. Applicant must be
willing to do house work and
also prepare some meals. Apply
in person with written
application and at least two(2)
references. No phone calls
VACANCY exist for a
receptions at an established
hotel. Specifications: This is
your opportunity if you are self
motivated, customer service
oriented, team player with
good problem solving skills,
innovative, result oriented,
prepared to work under
pressure. Call for interviews -
ONE Supervisor with
knowledge to operate maintain
a Night Club. Must have the
ability to work night and good
accountability of business one
Sales Attendant waitress, one
person that has the ability to
work in man areas in the
operation of a Club including
training as a Disc Jocky. Tef5
226-6527, 623-7242 8 to 5
COMPUTER Teacher to
teach school drop out and
underprivileged youth @ Mc
Doom Trainnq Centre.
C)Qlif;cation S CXC objectss
*i nUdlnrg 'MfiE 'RnAti'cs &
English DE l,:', ,',' Loie uter
studies Expe eiilce in a similar
position wouidi he an asset
Apply Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship, East
Bank Demerara
motivated male individuals
with five (5) CXCs incusive of
English. Maths and Accounts.
Two plus years wo,'kiing
experience .i ,,i I. ,, ,
Attractive salary iii. .
to: Personnel Manager
National Hardware (Guyana)
Ltd., 17 -19A Water Street.
Georgetown, with applicati .
two (2) recommendations and
valid Police Clearance.

EXISTS for mechanics to
work on engines and gear boxes
for various tractors and
machinery. Possibility exists to
work in fuel pump.room, to
rebuild and overhaul fuel
pumps and injectors. Applicants
must have field experience of
at least five (5) years, and
knowledge of engine overhaul.
A college education or a
training school certificate in
mechanics would be an asset.
Attractive salary and year end
bonus are offered. Apply in
person to 61 % David Street,
itty, between the hours of 8
am to 5 pm or call 227-4386.

225-1848, 625-1624.
ROBB St 50 x 100 5 acres
rice land Golden Fleece
Essequibo. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.
Estate, Leguan 353.85 acres,
suitable for pasture or rice.
#227-3087, 223-7983.
DOUBLE lot, road-side
property Craig Village, E.B.
Demerara $15M price
negotiable. Tel. 667-8977.
D'URBAN Street very large
prime land (3 house lots) 44 x
222, plus extra reserve land.
Going cheap only $18 million.
Owner 226-1742/623-1317.
KURU Kururu 10 acres
land, good for housing, chicken
farm, access to light and water
2 acres access light and water.
Call 261-5500, 643-1861.
ONE house lot 64' x 48'
in Dennis St., Campbellville,
next to Lamaha Gardens, has
fenced and 6' drive way -
$7.2M. Call 623-9852 or 227-
3285, (after 5 pm).
ONE triple lot at D'Urban
front lands for multi-purpose 21
000 sq. ft. $18M, almost 3
house lots, together Republic
Park $18.5M. 231-2064 225-
2626, 225-5198, 225-3068.



double lot $15 MILLION


DOUBLE lot. Republic
Park, 21 000 sq. ft.. lot reduced
from S26M to $18M; off.
Mandela Ave.. D'Urban front
lard ,,.L {
225-264 ,33i.'
2064, 22!3-. "
BACK Qo, .e;-market for
sale Broad&,fi" t.. opposite
Gafoors zWare.S.tiA large prime
land 200 x 55 o commercial
or residential Rediced to $25
million. Ownei -.226-1742.
PARIKA road to riverside
area S20M, Lamaha Gardens
- $15M. Queenslown $40M.
D'Auguir Park $100M,
Courida Park $60.M. Lo
Ressouvenir $70M. Atlantic
Gardens, Happy Acres, Republic
Park S9M Keyhomes 615-
8734, 684-1852.


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Ogle, Turkeyen, Canje,
Parika. Tel. 225-5782, 609-
DOUBLE lot Republic
Park 21 000 sq. ft., lot
reduced from $26M to $18M:
off Mandela Ave. D'Urban.
front land area; LBI $4.3M,
Atlantic Gardens $7M,
Broad Street, ideal for a bond
reduced to $19M, Alberttown
$8M, Campbellville, double
lot $13M. Tony Reid's Realty
225-5198, 225-2626, 231-
150 & lots together HAPPY
ACRES 13 lots together,
between UG Rd & Caricom
HQ, Bel Air Springs double
lot, Queenstown 2 huge lots
2 properties together, Lamaha
Gardens, Prashad Nagar,
Sheriff St 3 lots Soesdyke
huge waterfront property,
Soesdyke 125 x 750 water
ooing east with sand,
iliandaal $4.5M, Diamond 5t"
& 7'" St. TEL. 226-8148/625-

227-3551, 647-0856, 699-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
ONE 2-bedroom upper
flat in Newtown, Kitty $50
000. Tel. 226-7038.
1 3-BEDROOM top flat
Queenstown, G/T $60 000
month. 227-0571.
BOYLE'S Place bottom
flat to rent for small business
or office. Dial 682-9701.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. at 1 Railway Line,
Kitty. Call 227-0958.
contained apartments for
overseas guest. Call 623-
ONE room for single
working female. Call 231-
7878 between 8:30 am and
4:30 pm.
ROOM (furnished) for
decent single working female.
Tel. 226-5035(08:00 hrs -
17:00 hrs).
1 BUSINESS place to
rent in Parika, by the Koker.
Perfect for Restaurant. Call
ONE upper flat 2-
bedroom apt. inside toilet and
bath, metre. Ogle, ECD/- 222-
5448, 691-7573.
ONE 2 bedrooms self
contained apartment at
Kersaint Park LBI, ECD, $25
000. Tel. 220-3355.
BOTTOM flat business
place for rent No. 2 Canal.
BD. Phone 691-5863 or 267-
IN Kitty 1 fully furnished
1 bedroom apt. for overseas or
out of town guess. 227-2466
or 644-2447.
PRIME business place
Camp St.. 1 e.cufjed-
g round .f}oor r; .a ,
type of1.ibi. aC, 2. *
2 BEDR house by
itself $50 000, bedroom
house by itself $60 000.
Regent SI businessi
USS 500.
bedroom top flat with
telephone parking and
overhead tank 130 Garnet St .
Newtown Kitty
PRASHAD Nagar fully
furnished four bedroom
executive concrete building
with all convenience. K.S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545. 642-0636.


NANDY Park, Eccles 2,3
bedroom furnished and
unfurnished apartment and
house by itself. 684-4411.
FOR rent one fully
furnished studio apartment.
Situated in SRG. Please call
218-3266 after 4 pm.
ONE ranch type concrete
house in Sec 'K no flooding
U$700 up furnished. 55198,
52626, 231-2064, 52709.
2-BOTTOM flat at Lot
D'Urban St., Werk-en-Rust.
Suitable for business. Call
227-0858, 628-1435.
ONE bedroom apartment
Middle Road, La Penitence,
couple or single person. Price
$18 000. Tel. 225-9759.
BETTER Hope Public
Road one large upstairs
apartment with toilet and bath
- $20 000 monthly. Tel. 220-
bedroom apartment at New
Rd., V/Hoop. Working couple
only. Tel. 254-0519.
ONE three bedroom
bottom flat apartment in
highly secured area. Call 623-
4828 or 226-1508 Reego.
ONE bedroom bottom lat
apartment. Lot M 8 First St.,
Chateau Margot, ECD. Tel.
U.G AREA fully furnished
four bedroom executive
concrete building with all
modern facilities. K.S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
DIAMOND $120 000/
$100 000, Bel Air $65 000,
Grove $25 000, Eccles, Better
Hope $20 000. Jewanram -
227-1988, 270-4470.
floors Charlotte St offices etc.
2 floors Waterloo St.,2 huge
bonds Festival City,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148,
ONE bedroom apartment
with b 4 burner gas stove, bed,
microwave, bath tub, etc at la
Grange WCD. Price $25 000
neg. Call 688-9656, 650-
3384, 650-3384.
Prashad Nagar, Guysuco
Gardens/Park, Queenstown,
New Providence. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624..
ECCLES 2-bedroom -
$30 000, Eccles 3-bedroom
- $70 000, Section 'K' 3-
bedroom US$900, Lamaha
Street 3-bedroom -
US$500. 233-2968, 613-6674.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 00/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776.
CAMP St., prime business
place, large and secure
ground floor. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-
0 36.
ONE & 2-bedroom
apartment to rent grilled, fully
furnished, securi y service,
overseas visitors. Tel 628-
7880, 226-9448.
ONE bedroom self
contained furnished
apartment with hot and cold
water for immediate rental.
Contact 218-0343. 625-4612.
furnished apartments $2 500
& $4 000 daily at Cummings &
6" Sts. Call Julian 225-4709
or 227-1319.
ONE three-bedroom
upstairs semi-furnished.
overhead tank, garage
parking. Tel. 225-4413 619-
9972, 614-0949, 220-1306.
WELL appointed first floor
office space in Georgetown,
approximately 1400 sq ft air
conditioned, available from
April 2008. Tel. # 225-4106.
Ms Arjune.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished
with AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available.
Call 226-8990, 226-2543.
monthly rentals. Self-contained,
refrigerator, TV, cooking at Le
Rich Guest House, 25 Princes
Street. Tel. 227-3067, 231-1247,
233-2175, 623-1562.
and 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, 609-2302.

APARTMENT in Kitty for mature
EBD $25000 $35 000 -
US$1200 US$2000,
Queenstown US$5D0 -
US$1000 US$1500,! ECD -
US$1200 US$3000. Call
Diana 227-2256.
TELEPHONE 227-4876/652-
4591. RYAN.
safe, secure and designed with
efficiency in mind. Suitable for
any business looking for good
location. Located in Middle
Street. Call +(592) 226-0891.
ONE executive Ihouse -
fully furnished 3-bedriom, .one
master, grilled, hot and cold
mesh, other j modern
conveniences, Ogle, quiet
residential area. Tel. # 265-
7282, 624-8315, 684,2635.
OFFICE space to; let at 95
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Suitable for Law
Practice, Medical Practice, firm
or company. Contact Gordon on
Tel. No. 223-0929, 226-3595,
IN BEL AIR PARK furnished
2-bedroom, patio, garden, alarm
carport, etc. US$800/month.
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
ONE spacious bottom flat
suitable for office or, business.
Located at 77 Hadfield Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Contact Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdale Forde on Tel. 227-
0676, 227-1656, during office
DIPLOMATS, company
executives, other professional
excellent apartments and
houses from' G$70 000 to US$2
500, Bel Air, Caricom Gdns,
Atlantic Gdns, AA Eccles, Kitty,
C/ville. Call for all details -
Excellence Realty 625-7090.
ONE Lg. 3 bedroom house
mesh 8 acs,;.hot and cold, grill,
etc, residential US$2000
unfurnished,. 3 bedroom house
fully furnished 3 self contained
rooms US$1500, others
furnished or unfurnished form
US$325 ).S$400 apt and
houses Call 226-2372.
BEL Air Park US$1 000 -
new Jacuzzi fully furnished
home, generator, leather sofas,
hot and cold system. AC.
Subryanville residential area
- US$1 200. Republic Park -
new home -; US$1 500. Bel Air
Springs omep with pools
US$7 000, US$5 000.
Diplomatic accommodation,
business accommodation,
Chinese restaurant. Keyhomes
- 615-8734, 684-1852.
OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building pf 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
poweriand water. Please call
227-27:12 or 223-7487.

K' C/VILLE ;$40.5M. VISH
REALTY 225-9780, 612-7377.
1 LG. HOUSE residential
$55 million negotiable. Call
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road. Call 220-9199.
HAVE properties to let or
sell? Our clients overseas and
locallyare ready. 227-2256.
$15M, $17M, Kitty- $13M,
$65M, $16M. Call Diana 227-
sell or rent your property for you.
Call 231-7864 or 664-1070.
AFFORDABLE property for
sale, Hague Jib WCD owner
leaving country. Call 276-3623.
UG AREA newly constructed
four bedroom executive
concrete building immediate
vacant possession 226-3866.
NEWTOWN Kitty large two
storeyed concrete building with
land space. Vacant possession.
KITTY 415M, business
place, Garnett St $15M,
rashad Nagar $19M, Ogle
$18M. K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency
225-0545, 642-0636.

NANDY Park 2 bedroom
upstairs dwelling down stair. Big
yard space. 684-4411.
1 2-STOREY concrete
house (3-bedroom). Located
Foulis, Enmore, ECD. Tel. 270-
6460, 684-5115.
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. 225-0545.

e '

Executive Rental Business
Offices and Residences
USS6,000 USS500
"A Trusted Name"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431

CAMP St. prime business
place large concrete and
wooden building no repair,
vacant possession. 642-0636.
17.29 ACRES, cultivated
farm at Yarrawkabra, 2 large
chicken pens, 1 house and water
facilities. Call 233-2315, 652-.
Eccles, two-family house with
yard space $9M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
NEW Providence large four
bedroom executive building
with land space, no repair,
immediate vacant possession.
PRASHAD Nagar two
storeyed concrete and wooden
building, with three bedroom
vacant possession price $19M
negotiable. 683-0172. ,
NO Agent. Call Hubert -
227-1633 to view beautiful.
Ideal property 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, concrete.
Suits 2 families.
BUYING selling and renting
houses, business places, office
space, executive apartment. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
PRICE. (Land 31 x 96 = 2,976
sq. ft.)- Asking $25M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-
two 2-storey concrete and
wooden building in one yard at
Hadfield Street, Lodge, G/town.
Call 227-0809, 227-0807 for
further information.
Diamond. Chateau Margot,
Parika 13 acre, Vreed-en-
Hoop. Supply, EBD, Bella Dam,
La Grange, WBD, Tuschen.
EBE. Tel. 693-3513. 629-8253.
STATION Street. Kitty Shell
Road Kitty, Vreed-en-Hoop, La
Penitence, Goed Fortuin, Public
Road, De Kenderen WCD,
Grove/Diamond, South
Ruimneldt Park, Oueenstown.
Tel. 693-3513, 629-8253.
POTENTIAL business place
at Public Road Wales suitable
for Supermarket or general store
has living accommodation
garage and storage bond.
....yard, spacious chicken pens,
owner leaving. Call 617-2765.
ONE fully concrete
building, two flats in Anira
Street, Queenstown, close to
Alberttown $14.9M. Phone
Tony Reid Realty 225-2626,
225-5198, 231-2064, 52709.
COMPLETE business prime
location Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling
(Building and stock). This is the
first best bargain of the year -
$1.5M. Serious enquiries, call
"Max" on 609-8132/661-9467.
TWO large antique three
storey property on land 360 x
50 in Waterloo Street for hotel/
restaurant and multi purpose.
Vacant possession US$240 000
neg. Phone Tony Reids Realty
- 25-5198, 231-2064, 52626,

D'URBAN Street,
Wortmanville massive two-
storey commercial wooden and
concrete building measuring -
24-ft. x 120-ft. with single and
three-phase awiring. Suitable
for a factory, school, spare
parts, etc. Call 624-3378.
ONE residence and
business property on Public
Road, Kitty, over looking the
Atlantic, land size 140 x 60,
reduced from $32M to $19.5M.
Phone 55198/52626/231-2064/
$16M, Alberttown $6M,
$14M, Robb St. $9M, Kitty -
$7M, $10M,' Campbellville -
$11M, South $8M. Call 231-
ONE three (3)-bedroom
house with one self-contained
bathroom and car'pont at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive,
Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact No. 226-
REGENT Stre/et $90M,
Sheriff Street 1 new- $120M
- elevator, etc, Queenstown -
$50M, Bel Air Park $35M,
Republic Park $50M pool,
Atlantic Gardens, double lot
pool, Lamaha 'Gardens -
60M, Main Street US$800,
big Robb Street $70M,
Eccles AA $28M, Prashad
Nagar, new $35M, Ogle -
$17M, New, $8M new Jacuzzi
bath tubs, etc. Keyhomes 615-
8734, 684-1852.
C/VILLE massive 3-storey
concrete building in excellent
condition, price $55M neg.,
Blankenburg, WCD, next to
Temple; 1 2-storey concrete
a'nd wooden building, upper 3
rooms, lower 2 rooms, land -
135 x 55, building in good
condition, price $12M neg.;
Sandy Babb St. 3-storey
building, ideal for supermarket
- $18M; opposite. Soesdyke
Primary school 1 3-bedroom
2-storey building, in good
condition $8M. Call Naresh
Persaud 225-9882, 650-
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.
COMPOUND 2 lots & 7 lot
together, HAPPY ACRES 13
lots together Guysuco Gardens/
Park between UG, Road &
Caricom HQ Bel Air Springs
(double lot), iQueenstown,
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, Sheriff iStreet 3 lots
huge Soesdyke waterfront
property house Ibt (Liiandaal),
Diamond 51" & 71t Streets. TEL.
225-8148, 625-1624.

2 PURE 'German
Shepherds, 10 monthsold. Call
LISTER engine and
generators air and water cool.


2 Stroke oil.
Value tec

$5, 700 per case
1211-QT bottles

Vat inclusive.

Hardware Depot

140 Regent Rd,


S g4

8 WEEKS pure bred Pit
Bull for sale. Call 628-7659.
4 STALL for sale at Bourda
Green. Contact No. 643-2181.

2 365 KVA

3 Phase 240-480

Volts 60Hz



Contact Tel:

225-2072 or 227-7383

GRAND going away sale.,
February 2 & 3. Tel. 683-i
FRIDGE, washing
machine, gas stove. # 225-
A quantity of hymac 580c
parts sold as package. Call 623-
TEN-TON 3-wheel road
roller working condition. Call
PIT bulls, pitbulls & pit bull
terrain mix. Contact No. 609-





PIT, bull pups quality blood
line. Contact 645-4587, 216-
ONE new empty Banga
Mary boat. Tel. 661-1804 or
ONE V6 engine (3VZ) for
Extra Cab Toyota Contact 687-
ONE set 20 inches chrome
rims & tyre $360 000 neg.
Call 618-1696.
225-5782, 609-2302.




Guyana Variety Store

& Nut Centre
68 Robb St, Lacytown. G/T.225-4631
8 (amp & Durban Sts. G/T. 2313602

PEARL Distributors.
Imported Poultry and animal
feed. 689-9991.
1 J4 100 motor cycle.
Price reasonable. Contact
222-4819, 611-1922.
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to

CD DECKS in all brands
parts for Bio Bikes and tires.
Call 218-4243, 619-6753.
2 FEMALE mixed breed
pups, 6 mths old. Large built
- $30 000. Tel. 612-2258.
Whirlpool refrigerator, 1
double bed. Call 226-4692. -
PUPS for sale. 8 weeks
old pure, fluffy dachshund
puppies, vaccinated,
ewormed. 226-9548, 660-
317 L Cat Excavator,
excellent condition 290
Massey Ferguson rebuilt, 6-
cylinder Perkins. 627-6659.
STALL for sale in Bourda
Market. Contact Elizabeth on
680-6606 anytime or 227-
6330 after 4 pm.
1 CUMMINGS engine
diesel 375 KVA generator.
Excellent condition, only 108
104. Contact # 628-0662.







Guyana Variety Store
& Nut Centre
68 Robb St., Laytown. /T.225-4631
8(amp & Durban Sts. G/T. 231-3602

NOW in Stock for the
first'time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
MIX short foot puppies 2
months and 6 months.
Tibetian/poodle, 3 months.
Call Natasha 225-6832 or
DELL 2300 Pentium 11, 5
Ghz system along with HP
colour printer $75 000 neg.
SALE SALE SALE (3) stihl
grass cutter (weeding
machine) FS 90 all new. Call
KENMORE upright freezer
20 cubic feet. Chest freezer 7
cubic. Best offer. 627-6659,

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


MASTIFF mixed with
pitbull, 11 months old.
Vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 621-9444.
MASSEY Ferguson
tractors from England. Just
arrived. Models 185 & 188. Call
ONE complete music
set 4 15" base speakers,
base amp 2450 watts. Price
- $800 000 neg. Contact
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also
muriatic acid (hydrochloric
acid). Phone 233-0608 (8
am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.

2/2/2008, 8:29 PM


1 28" TOSHIBA TV. Call
666-7561, 222-3731.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
1 6" LAND dredge with
2 4-cylinder Perkins 1 000
Series, complete with camp
pipes, etc. $4M neg. Call #
1 KAWASAKI Ninja 250
Motorcycle, 1 Cannon NP
1215 Photocopier, needs
repairs. Call Julian 227-
1319, 225-4709.
EXCELL pressure wash
2800 PSI Honda engine, 1
Briggs & Stratton generator
8000 watts, 1 Hp Lap top
computer. Tel. $ 673-2417.


New in box,
detection using
UV and magnetic
ink, external
1000 notes per
110 and 220 volts
$130,000 firm

Call: 49-3311

FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141 also
Helium for balloons and argon
as Phone 233-0608 (8am -
pm) Mon to Fri.
2 12 000 BTU air-
conditioners, 1 1 700 watts
inverter, 1 pressure washer, 2
water pumps, Freon gas
copper welding rods. Call 623-
MF 290 TRACTOR 400
Amp diesel welder 300 + 300
diesel welder, 6- cylinder
Perkins engine, 2-cylinder
Lister engine, 12 Kw generator.
RAZOR wire $4 500
American made paint $1750
gal, security cameras (no wires
needed) starting from $40 000.
Call 223-5699, 227-0723, 623-
1 4000 WATTS
generator (diesel) 27" Plasma
TV, HD ready, 2 Sony
Camcorders, 1 Toyota Pick-up
crash bar. Bargain prices
negotiable. Calf 226-5437,
1 7-TON Leyland with lots
of spare parts 325 000 selling
as scrap no engine also 1 5-
speed gear box, 1 5-ton diff, 1
5 ton dump. Tel. 223-4512 or
Box, Nintendo systems &
ames. Best prices "Game
Tronix", Vreed-en-Hoop
Selling, Mon to Fri. 9 am -
61 ~. Call 661-9467, 609-

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 -
VACUUM motors)
industrial pressure washer
pump section 2400 & 2700
PSI, Sony DVD/VCR recorder
combo pressure washer rubber
seals (water). Tel. 231-1786,
COMPLETE business
rime location, Vreed-en-Hoop
Selling (Building & stock).
This is the first best bargain of
the year $1.5M. Serious
enquiries. Call "MAX" on 609-
8132, 661-9467.
FURNITURE and appliances -
fridges, microwave, stoves,
dining table and chairs,
wardrobe, TV, beds, washing
machine, occasional table,
stereo set. Call: 624-8894.
HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, you can relax
with your family and view the
channel of your choice. For
more information contact #
231-6093, 227-1151.

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.
3 -2 inch water pump
5hp-3 phase 50/60, $35,000
each; 6 new 1/4 inch hp
240v Embraco compressor for
refridgerator -$15000, Toyota
Prado Bonnett $25,000; Tel:

Including -
New leather
new gloves,
New full face
Price negotiable heet (S

Desk Top Computer
Monitor, h
Speakers, a L

Tel: 609-6374

IN stock 4mm 1/ $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. 226-7586.
CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs $5
000 alum 55 Ibs $5 800 Soda
Ash 55 Ibs $7500, sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine & chlorine gas all
prices are VAT inclusive. 233-
0608 (8 am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.
Personal diving jet with
harnis two bottles- $40,000
usa made for resort or private
use. 10-large pieces 14 inch
thick clear glass for show case
-$20,000; 4 hot water ware
sink complete with fittings -
$10000. Tel: 225-8454
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.
1 2002-954 CBR, 1 R6
- 2001, 1 Yamaha outboard
engine, 1 4-stroke Yamaha 115
Hp, 1 90-2 stroke, 4 50 Hp 4
stroke, 2 30 Hp 4 stroke, 1 -
25 Hp 4 stroke, 1 25 Hp 2
stroke, 2 Hondas 50 and 8 Hp
4 stroke. Call 644-4340.
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 five-
head Robinson moulder, 1 4-
head 12-inch moulder, 1 24-
surfacer 1 band saw, joiner and
surface, sharpeners, radial arm
saw, square blocks, round
blocks, slotted knives, flat
knives, saw blade, etc. Tel.
270-6460, 609-7852, 684-
NOW in stock AT Ram's
Auto Spares, 114 Light Street,
Alberttown, Georgetown 226-
6325, 227-1454, 624-1909.
Hyster, Caterpillar, TCM and
Nissan. GENERATOR from 3
KVA to 800 KVA, Perkins gen.
set 4 & 6-cylinder engine.
Dorman, Deutz, Esuzu, Ford,
Lister/Petter Kubota. One
complete mobile work shop in
container to service fuel
injector pump & injector. Three
Ford County 4-wheel drive 6-
cylinder tractor in good
condition. 7533033 Cat in parts,
4 solid wheels and other parts
sold, wheels 10 x 16.5, 10
lugs & 300 x 15 10 holds.

1 GX 90 MARK 11.
CALL 220-6879.
ONE Nissan Pick-up.
Excellent condition. Call 623-
1 RZ minibus EFI, cat eye,
BJJ series price $1 450 000, 1
RZ minibus carb BHH series
price $1 075 000. Phone 268-
3953, 612-5419.

CONTACT 231-8661, 688-9167.
1 AT 170 CORONA $500
000. Phone 227-8858 or 611-
ONE RZ minibus 4-wheel
drive. In excellent condition.
Call 627-6357.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner,
excellent condition $6.6M
neg. Call 618-1696.
AE 100 Sprinter, fully
powered, AC, music set. Call
622-9854, 220-3398.
CANTER TRUCK. Sold as is
Call 612-9364

rj K ll l1, 1001 FordFlt50 4 Or PPriup, auymils ,
A (onan ir .D plarq remoabl, ,I al ,:.d. sd 'r e
htlk,pedretitfr t elily, xdellat tnddin. S2.6M

I -

Ill Fa 150 Supt iD Sril(r 44 4WD.,, N
WuaNaiL Air (onarnrw 01 G a' .h -T.,rIa.dwio %,uri
arres'dIra)OPrr rNlow i01tr 0llrWd bilalni
e oditioaregialesedGiK9463. 51S M

1 FORD F150 Triton, 4-
door sports model. Never
registered. Call 698-3904.
ONE AE 150 Corona -
automatic, excellent condition.
Tel. 644-5096, 220-1574.
ONE To ota Hilux Pick-up,
GJJ 1813. Please contact 645-
9610. Excellent condition.
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition fully powered. AC,
mags. $1.7M neg. Tel. No. 265-
S 1 TOYOTA MR-2 Sports car
fully powered, AC, ma rims -
$950 000. Call 663-1833.
HILUX Extra cab $3.5M
new Mitsubishi canter 2 ton
manual $1.9M. Contact
Mahendra 610-2021 or 220-
1 TOYOTA Extra cab pick
up (4x4) automatic, fully
powered, AC, mags, CD price
$2.7M. Contact Rocky #225-
1400, 621-5902.


1 Hilux Extra Cab
Diesel Pick-up 51 engine
crash bar, roller bar, AC, deck
fog lamps amd many more.

225-970, 623-9972

Behind Brichdam Police PKK

1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private automatic, fully
powered, AC, mags, CD, alarm.
Price $1.3M. Contact Rocky -
#225-1400, 621-5902.
275, mags, music, AC, remote
stat. Price $1.8M & 1 RZ BHH
6182 EFI. Price $1.4M neg.
Contact 664-9300, 626-9780.
110 SPRINTER $1 350
000, AT 192 carina $1 350 000,
GX 90 Mark 11 $1 775 000.
Unique Auto Sales 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
stick gear good condition $500
000, 1 Lefan Scooter motor
cycle excellent condition. Call
680-7910 or 275-0542.
ONE Toyota RZ minibus,
excellent condition $815 000
neg. Tel. 220-4103 Cell 655-

Carolla stick gear, 5 forward
fully powered, mag, spoiler
set, etc. Call 680-7910.
1 3-TON Long Base canter
Mitsubishi, 1 AT 150 Toyota
motor car. Call 222-5123. Ask
for Shamie.

nest otter

1 AT 192 CARINA- mags,
music, AC, fully powered. Sell
by owner. Call 691-8140, 270-
4180 after 3 pm.
series) one owner, excellent
condition price $!.4M. Cont.
Paul 655-7839, 662-1156 or
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 AE 100 Sprinter -
(private), automatic fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
player, music set $1 150 000.

S RIll 5ill


Wtl l 1

225-9700, 823-09972
Behind BricMam Police Staion

1 NISSAN Titan (just
registered) double cab. Fully
loaded price $6.4M. Contact
Rocky# 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic VT1, 2002
model PKK series, fully
loaded, excellent condition
price $2.8M neg. Call 622-
5916, 268-3304.
trucks, 2 TK model dump
trucks, in very good condition.
Also parts available for trucks.
Tel. 642-2542 or 333-2644.
Wagonsilver automatic AC
P, CD player, mags, roof
rac, excelen cond.- $1 375
000. Call 612-2258 or 226-
4X4 Mitsubishi RVR Jeep
immaculate condition sunroof
remote Kenwood, CD player
alarm system. One owner Call
218-3827 or 610-1273.
FOUR (4) minibuses just
off wharf. Never registered,
CD new mags, seats, sliding
windows, etc. One 1" (2003
Model). 647-5124, 641-8647.
NEW Toyota Nadia SUV
recently registered, original
mags CD changer, television,
digital dashboard, fully
powered all wheel drive
vehicle. Call 643-7406.
ONE 212 PKK series fully
loaded price $1.8M neg, one
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Extra cab
diesel engine crash bar roller
bar, AC, etc $1.9M neg
Owner leaving phone No.
698-8156, 275-0262.

1 AT 192 CARINA, PJJ Series,
immaculate condition. Price -
$1.3M. Tel. 671-2714.
NISSAN Super Salon car
mags, music good condition. Tel.
666-2941, 649-2399. Serious
HB 5157, AT 150 Toyota
Corona $800 000. Price
negotiable. Working condition.
216-0427, 615-9465.
ONE AE 192 for sale, PGG
4644. Call 231-7878 between
8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
HONDA Civic for sale,
excellent condition, going cheap.
Contact 611-9979, 227-5965.
1 NZE Corolla (2003 model),
1 Toyota Vitz, flare kit, etc, RZ
minibuses BKK & BJJ series. Call


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double wheel

225-9700, 823-9972
Behind Bpickdam Police Station

1 BLUE Nissan Sunny B12
working condition, stick gear -
$380 000 neg. Tel. 663-0403
1 AT 192 Carina F/powered
and with mags and AC and CD
music, PJJ Series. Tel. 266-2461,
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, crash bar $2.3M (4x4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 RZ MINIBUS in excellent
condition, disc, 4WD, BKK Series.
Price $1.6M neg. Tel. 266-
2461, 625-6397.
ONE Toyota Silver Grey
minibus (BHH 1477) in good
condition. Contact Tel. No. 220-
7071 Cell 612-6850.





Behind BricMhi Police Stati

automatic, fully powered mags,
and CD player, 1 AT 192 Carina.
EP. 643-5122, 231-6775. Price
1 AE 91 COROLLA fully
powered, 1 AT 170 Carina fully
powered, 1 AT 192 Carina PJ3
series fully powered. Tel. # 641-
1 AT 140 TOYOTA Corona
automatic with mags excellent
condition contact Tel. # 665-
5209, 645-5637. Price
1 HILUX 4-Runner in
immaculate condition, lady
driven, 10-disc CD changer, mag
rims, roll bar roof rack. Tel. 688-
1327, 683-1966.
SILVER AE 100 Sprinter
mags, AC, powerful Pioneer
stereo system, fully automatic, low
mileage $1.3M negotiable. Call

doors. Excellent condition
PHH series, low mileage Tel
223-4026, 218-0620. 623-
1 Toyota Dyna, 2-ton
Canter, 1 Lona Base Land
Rover, 1 14 B engine and
gear box. Call 266-2241, 625-
1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick up,
gear, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $800 000.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 SIZUKI Wagon Jeep 4
door new model manual, fully
powered, AC, alarm, CD, DVD
(TV) price $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902, 225-1400
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (4
cylinder gas) Extra cab (4x4)
manual fully powered, (GJJ
series). Price $2.8M. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902, 225-1400.
(2002) 4x4 (right hand),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
CD player, 4 door, immaculate.
Price $3.2M. Contact Rocky #
621-5902, 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Extra cab (4x4)
right hand manual, (diesel
engine) mags, crash bar, AC &
CD price $3.1M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mags, CD player, sidebars.
Price $2.6M. Hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or

Discovery, V8

engine, 4x4

Excellent condition,

fully loaded,
Fully serviced, low


new paint,


Alternator, etc

Asking $3.8M.

Call: 649-3311

TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-
door), automatic, fully
powered AC mag rims, CD
players, crash bar, sun roof
alarm, side bars (V6
engine). Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212, AT
170, RAV-4 $600 000, $800
000, $1M down payment.
Hilux Extra/Single Cab. Call
1 SPACIOUS Silver Grey
F250 Pick up, Extra Cab GKK
Series, excellent condition,
AC, music, 4-seater. Call 610-
7009 Kamal.
Sales 3 RZ EFI Long Base
minibuses, mags, music, etc
excellent condition BGG BJJ
Series. Call 680-3436, 269-
LAND ROVER, Discovery,
V8 Gasoline engine, 4 x 4,
excellent condition, fully
loaded, fully serviced, low
mileage. Asking $3.8M. Call
1 FORD F 150 Pick-up
new model bubble tray, F/
powered with mags crash bar
and bed liner AC and CD
music. Price $3.5M neg. Tel.
266-2461, 625-6397.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
5L diesel manual, year 1989
4 x 4. never registered. Price
- $4 000 000. Rising Sun Auto
Sales, 140 Regent Road,
Bourda. 226-4165, 670-8399.
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra
Cab, 2 x 4, Year 2002,
automatic, AC, V6, Black, gas,
never registered. Price $3
200 000. Rising Sun Auto
Sales, 140 Regent Road,
Bourda. 226-4165, 670-8399.
HONDA Accord.
Programme Electronic fuel
injection, powered, windows,
steering, mirrors. AC, mag
rims, surround sound.
Excellent condition. $900 000
neg. Call 650-9859, 218-

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1 1 ls L-_ 'esr~

1 AE 91 Corolla, HA
9833. Tel. 622-8293.
1 TOYOTA Carina (212).
Just off the wharf Reg. # PKK
8864. Tel. .623-4861, 222-
3317, 233-3105.
AT 170 CARINA. Price -
$800 000. Tel. No. 270-5018,
225-2487, 698-3435.
1 TOYOTA Tundra -
immaculate condition. Price -
$3.9M. 1 Toyota Camry SV 40 -
immaculate condition $1.8M.
Tel. # 625-0334, 220-7360.
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.


MORE. 2.9M neg

225-0700, 023-9072
BehindiPBickdiam Police StEon

TOYOTA 4 Runner, AT
212 192 Carina, AE 100
Sprinter, EP 82 Starlet &
Ceres, Hilux Diesel pickup.
Amar 227-2834, 621-6037.
2000 AT 211, 1 800 cc
economic engine, 17" mags,
CD/cassette, ABS, PS, PW,
illuminating dash. $2.8
million negotiable. 647-4311.
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, 218-1469.
NEW arrivals one
Mitsubishi COLT 2002 model
$3.4M neg., one Toyota IST
2002 model $3.5M neg.,
one Toyota IST 2004 model
$3.7M neg. Call Nevon's
Auto Sales @ 698-3432.
2 UNITS Toyota Hilux
Single Cab, solid def, Year
1986, manual, AC, diesel, 3L
engine,neever registered.
Price $2 500 000. Rising
Sun Auto Sales, 140 Regent
Road, Bourda. 226-4165,
1 2002 4-cylinder 2
000cc Toyota Camry 18" mag
rims, leather interior, very low
mileage, 6-disc pioneer DVD,
remote start, alarm, side air
bags along with steering and
dash board. Tel. 613-0613,
1 BOB cat 763 skid
steer machine, 1 Cummings
855 350 Hp marine
engine couple up to a 8x10
high pressure water pump
and one Caterpillar 3406
engine for truck 325 Hp also
1 Bobcat 963. Call 618-
3514, 218-1469.
SUZUKI Toyota R,
Silver, 4-door, alloy wheels,
AC, year 1996, CD player,
alarm, 657 cc, automatic,
gas, never registered. Price
- $1 800.000. Rising Sun
Auto Sales, 140 Regent
Road, Bourda. 226-4165,
1 2002-954 CBR, 1 -
R6 2001, 1 Yamaha
outboard engine, 1 4-stroke
Yamaha 115 Hp, 1 90-2
stroke, 4 50 Hp 4 stroke, 2 -
30 Hp 4 stroke, 1 25 Hp 4
stroke, 1 25 Hp 2 stroke, 2
Hondas 50 and 8 Hp 4 stroke.
Call 644-4340.
Toyota K.T 147 Wagqn,
stick gear 3350,000: toyota
landcruiser FJ 80, 4500cc,
fully powered PJJ .sries
$.6.5M excellentt. nh I
made Morrix;' arino' nev-r:
registered automatic
seater $525,000; Small
Vanette mini-bus working -
$ 325,000. Tel: 225-8454

ONE AT 170 Corona EFS,
AC, mags, power window. Tel.
212 CARINA $2M, AT
192 $1.8M, 110 Corolla -
$2M, Toyota Raum $2.2M,
2000 Model RAV4 $5.8M,
CRV $3.7M, Galant $2.7M,
Tacoma 2004 model $6M,
Titan $6.5M, Tacoma -
$2.2M. Masterpiece Autosale
- 218-4396, 665-1828.

'p- l ap

2 CAT D4-E
in very good
cond iti on -
Angle Blade.
Private owner.
Price $3.2M each
or best offer.

2 UNITS Toyota Hilux Extra
Cab, 2L Turbo, diesel, automatic,
new tyres, year 1999, 4x4, never
registered. Price $4 000 000.
Rising Sun Auto Sales, 140
Regent Road, Bourda. 226-4165,




FOR the best factory
reconditioned vehicles in stock
are AT 192, AT 212, new
model fully loaded, RAV-4, TV,
Navi, ABS, air bags, KZH 110
minibus, Hilux pick up, Extra &
Single Cab, Caldina, L-Touring
Wagon, Corolla, car fully
loaded, canter truck. Credit
terms and trade-in facilities
available at Paul Camacho
Auto Sales, 111 Croal St.,
Stabroek (bet. Albert &
Oronoque Sts). Tel. 225-0773,
ACA 21, Toyota Carina motor
car AT 212 & AT 192, Toyota
Corolla motor car AE 100 & AE
110, Toyota Hilux double cab
ick up RZN 169 & YN 107,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN & YN
130, Toyota Caldina Wagon
ET 196, Mitsubishi Galant
motor car EA1A. Toyota Starlet
EP 91 racing car. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-1973,
227-3185 Fax 227-3185. We
give you the best because you
deserve the best.
NEW shipment just arrived
Toyota Corolla NZE 121 new
model (colour: maroon, beige.
etc leather incrior, ed chan ier,
alloy rims, Toyota VIOS --cd,
leather interior, alloy rims,
Honda Fit leather interior,
CD, spoiler, full body kit, alloy
rims, Toyota L-Touring Wagon
-.CD, allo" rims, Toyota Carina
.AT 2 12 o d,and new model,
Tioytoa Carina AT 192 Toyota
tiuy Single Cab.(gasoline),
tsyota Sluna ,a very low
prices. Contact R.H. AUTO
SALES Lot 20 Wallers Delight
(Harlem WCD TEL NO. 269-
0522, CELL NO. 688-4847.

Car, private, lately refurbished,
sprayed, seats suspension, etc,
no mechanical defects $500
000. One 2E Starlet working
engine complete with original
carburetor, alternator and gear
box $100 000 one 22R
double chain engine complete
with carburetor, starter and AC
compressor $175 000. Tel.
quality reconditioned vehicles
CARS: Toyota Alteeza (Sports
Sedan); Toyota Vista; Lancer
Cedia, Wagons Caldina;
Toyota Land cruiser, (Fully
loaded); Hilux Double cab pick
up; Nissan (4x4) King Cab Pick-
up (Diesel) Mitsubishi Canter
Trucks 2/3 tons enclosed
BUSES: Toyota Hiace 15
seater, Nissan Vanette 12
seater used Toyota Hilux Surf
Toyota Celica. Order early and
get the best prices on duty free
vehicles. Full after sales
service and financing available
Deo Maraj Auto Sales, 207
Sheriff and Sixth Streets,
Campbellville. 226-4939, 624-
0762. A name and service you
can trust.

LIVE-IN Domestic. Tel.
FEMALE room mate to
share 2- bedroom apt. Call
DOMESTIC. CALL 233-2738,
640-0661, 622-5794.
know to fill and weld. Contact
226-5487 or 645-4416
TEL. 226-6527, 623-7242 -
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to
do basic house work.
Salary negotiable. Call 648-
1- Maid between ages
30 & 40yrs. Must have
Police Clearance. Call: 622-
DOMESTIC to work %'
day at 53 Grosenor Ave.,
Nandy Park, EBD. Phone
WHOLE day Maid to
work 3 days per week in Bel
Air Park $1 500 per day. Call
1 DRIVER for canter truck
$3000 per day. From the West
cost Demerara area. Call 680-
1 PART-TIME Driver/
Salesman to sell fruits on
Saturday. Call 623-9852 or
227-3285 (after 5 pm).
1 PART-TIME live-in farm
worker to work in Mahaica. Call
623-9852 or 227-3285, after 5
ONE Sales girl one
cleaner/packer age.17 24
must live on ECD wages
attractive. Call 615-8121.
MAN. Apply in person with
written application at Texaco
Gas Station, Vlissengen Road.
HIRE car Drivers with
knowledge of- dispatching
experience for a reputable taxi
service. Call Jeffrey 622-
GROUNDS man/Caretaker,
pitch preparation experience
necessary. Maltenoes Sports
Club, Thomas Lands 226-
and sales boys. Avinash
Complex A & B Water Street,
Georgetown 616-9238
between 8 am 4 pm.
SEWING machine
operators drafter/cutter for
garment factory and porters D
ama Avenue Bel Air Park 225-
4492, 225-9404
Apply with hand written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. Bourda. Tel. #
CASHIER. Apply in person
with written application at
Texaco Gas Station,
Vlissengen Road.

CONTACT 609-0706.
DRIVERS and contract cars
needed. Contact Classic Cabs.
Tel. 227-4545 or 621-1548.
counter servers. Apply in person
with written application. Hack's
Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commerce St., G/town. 9 am -
11 am.
FOUR (4) men to work in farm
at Kuru Kururu Linden Highway.
Must be between the age of 25
and 50 years old. Call tel. 226-
6101 between 16:00 and 19:00
COMPUTER Operator,
Typist (80 WPM), must have
Mathematics & English Grades
1 & 11 and Microsoft Office,
Cleaners. Apply Internet World,
16 'B' Duncan St., Newtown,
2 RETIRED able-bodied
security personal to work at a
Diamond Housing Scheme
residents. Must have knowledge
of handling a firearm and
working with dogs. Call # 216-
3243/216-3242 8 am to 4 pm.



Call: 692-3124

1. Curriculum vitae and
proof of qualifications
) TLh-o n- -fk-I_


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but n



AMIR Khan came through
his toughest fight to date as
he defeated Gairy St Clair
on points at London's
The Commonwealth
lightweight champion was
taken the distance by the du-
rable Australian, who turned
33 yesterday.
Khan dominated the early
rounds but St Clair was con-
tent to absorb his punches and
let the 21-year-old tire late
But the Bolton boxer
showed his stamina and
ever-improving ring craft to
stay well ahead on the
judges' cards and claim vic-

tory by a unanimous decision
All three judges at ringsici'-
scored the fight 120-108 in Khan s
favour, with St Clair failing to wi i
a round.
However, the former IE
super-featherweight champion
has yet to be stopped or
knocked down in his 47-fight
Khan said: "He's a strong.
world-class opponent and took
every shot I threw, but I enjoyed
it in there. It was a good learning
Promoter Frank Warren
said Khan's next bout could ei-
ther be in America in April or
a tilt at the European title.
(BBC Sport)

Outstanding 2007


I iiee passport pnotos rrom bacKpage In the 15-17 age group
Police clearance Kristyl Robinson and Earlando
Two (2) .references and Nathanael King copped McRae were awarded the fe-.

TWO (2) drivers with car similar awards but in the 9- male and male champion tro-
and lorry license. Three(3) 10 age group. In the 11-12 phies. An outstanding achieve-
erience. Excellent wages.
NIS coverage. Two (2) age group Ariel Davis and mentaward was given toNatoya
ting inspectors on motor
es for West Coast area. One Ronaldo Rodrigues received Culpepper from Riverview in
ive-in Maid, aged 16 35
To assist in residential the female and male Essequibo. Culpepper per-
res. Private flat, training
quality cooking and baking awards, while Noelle Smith formed well at the GASA Na-
oe nd Experience an asset and Linden Wickham col- tional Championships.
not necessary. Contact The
ruitNetwr, RK's National elected the same for the 13- Both the minister and Yassin
rrity Network, 172 Light &
rotate Streets, Bourda, 14 year age group. appealed to the swimmers to bal-
ance education and sports. Dr An-
S thony told them about the numer-
ous scholarship opportunities,
se contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 3333154/33-6628 Or available if they canmakethbal-
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-23041

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

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

GX 90 MARK 11, in
ood condition. Contact #
39-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI), autonm tic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford Dump
ruck, just rebuilt. Never
used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-2345.

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

PRPRE SThe minister also indicated
S- 3-STOREYED building that work on the 50-metre
newly built in the heart o
New Amsterdam. Price swimming pool at the five acres
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348. of land allocated at Liliendaal
2-STOREYED house with on the East Coast of Demerara
large land space, corner of
Edinburg, East Bank Berbice. will soon start. He said that j;
Tel: 265-3419, 622-3879 -
Andy. contract has already been
awarded for the building of the'
facility which includes a 25-
GOING business place
e, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured metre warm-up pool. (Faizool
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house Deo)

2 rui0jl rllleU in N/A.Call 3.J3-
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes -Tocated
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634
BUSINESS premises at
Edinburgh Village, near Main
enr -nce to Glasgow Housing
S~,, me. Prime hardvre
business in operation. For more
details call, owner on 333-



the city



A message from the Mav;)r
and City Council

2/2/2008, 9:44 PM

Khan sees off

St Clair


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 3 2008


Six Nations rugby

Wales shock England,

Ireland beat Italy

By Sonia Oxley

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Wales shocked
England 26-19 with a second-

England suffered a string
of injuries, with Lewis Moody,
David Strettle, Tom Rees and
Mike Tindall all leaving the
field early, and seemed un-

Wales reply with James Hook thumping home a penalty
after England are penalised for tackling a line-out jumper
in the air.

half revival to claim their
first win Twickenham for 20
years and Ireland ground out
a 16-11 Dublin win over Italy
on the opening day of the
Six Nations rugby yesterday.
Wales had trailed 16-6 at
halftime and shortly after the
interval went a further three
points behind before an aston-
ishing turnaround that saw
them score 20 points in 12 min-
Man-of-the-match James
Hook started the revival with
two penalties before fullback
Lee Byrne and scrumhalf Mike
Phillips scored tries two min-
utes apart to put Wales ahead
with 10 minutes to go.

able to regain the control they
had in the first half.
Flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson
looked off the pace, though he
kicked three penalties, a drop
goal and converted Toby Flood's
try for England's points.
Wales' only first-half scores
had come from Hook's boot.
"The first half didn't really go
our way. We came out in the
second half and believed in our-
selves ... it was a tremendous ef-
fort from the boys," Hook told
BBC television.

Earlier in the day, Ireland got
off to a stuttering start to their
campaign, struggling to beat

Italy after missing several
golden try-scoring opportuni-
Their win was soured by
news that centre Gordon

teams and a 77th minute
penalty miss by O'Gara
added to the tension.
Six Nations action contin-
ues today when holders France

Ireland 16-11 Italy: Ireland start well and are in the driving
seat after Girvan Dempsey gets the first try of the match.
(BBC Sport photos)

D'Arcy would miss the rest of
the campaign after breaking his
arm in the first half.
A Girvan Dempsey try and
a conversion and three penalties
by flyhalf Ronan O'Gara were
the only scores for Ireland de-
spite some blistering runs from
scrumhalf Eoin Reddan that
could have easily led to tries.
S Italy added to a David
Bortolussi penalty with a try from
new captain Sergio Parisse, whose
bundled-over effort was given af-
ter a five-minute delay while the
video replay was analysed.
A 70th-minute penalty by
Bortolussi ensured an excit-
ing finish to the match with
just five points between the

visit Scotland at Murrayfield
(1500 GMT).
New France coach Marc
Lievremont will field an experi-
mental side as they try to put
behind them the disappoint-
ment of losing to England in the
World Cup semi-final on home
soil last year.
The main surprise in the
Scotland squad was coach
Frank Hadden's decision to
drop Chris Paterson, who had
a 100 percent goal-kicking
record at last year's Six Nations
and World Cup.
France won four of their
last five games at
Murrayfield but have lost
the last one 20-16 in 2006.

Charles inspires GNIC to victory

in Lifetime Real Estate cricket

Victory also for Everest...

DEMERARA Under-15 player
Deiroy Charles produced a
fine all-round performance
yesterday to inspire Guyana
National Industrial Corpora-
tion (GNIC) to an exciting
seven-run win over Gandhi
Youth Organisation (GYO)
in the opening round of the
Lifetime Real Estate
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion 50-over cricket competi-
Playing at the GYO ground
on Woolford Avenue, the right-
handed batsman cracked 63
with seven fours as his team
reached a challenging 144 all .
out in 43.4 overs while he re-
turned with the ball to claim
three for 33 from his allotted
ten overs to restrict GYO for
137 from 44 overs.
No other batsman sup-
ported Charles, as

Shiveshwar Sankar grabbed
three for 30 from nine overs
while medium pacer Kwame
Cross picked up two for 12
from nine overs and Daniel
Monoher two for 17 from six
GYO were cruising nicely at
one stage on 97 for three before
they suffered a middle and a
lower order collapse with only
Tagenarine Chanderpaul showing
good patience in making.23 with
three fours and a five.
Medium pacer Chirles got
assistance from off-spinner
Kumar Singh who finished with
three.for 11 from'his allotted ten
Over at the Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) ground,
Bourda, the home team went
down to Everest by five wick-
ets. Everest won the toss and
inserted GCC to take first

strike and they scored 152 for
five at the expiration of the
50 overs while the visitors in
reply comfortably reached
153 for five in the 36th over.
Skipper Raj Nannan led
the way for the hosts with 32
not out which included two
fours and there were three
other batsmen who made a
contribution, namely Sunil
Rupee with 29 (1x4), Mark
Rigby Jr with 22, and 20 (3x4)
from Winston Forrester.
Rudee Khemraj took two for
14 in his ten-over spell.
In Everest's successful in-
nings, Christ Surat made 26
which contained three fours
while Chanderpaul Hamraj and
Deowandat Singh chipped in
with 25 and 21 (1x4) respec-
tively as Nannan and Amardo
Domar claimed a wicket each.
The other scheduled match
between Transport Sports Club
and Third Class was called off
due to the misreading of the fix-

ture by Third Class, who
thought that the match was set
for today. However, according
to a GCA executive the game
will be re-scheduled.
The competition contin-
ues next Saturday.
(Ravendra Madholall)

(Reuters) England made a
bright start to their two-
month tour of New Zealand,
by easily winning their first
practice game against Can-
terbury in Christchurch yes-
England won the match by
51 runs after racking up 295 for
six from their 50 overs then
-bowling the home team out for
Ian Bell top-scored witF 79
off 89 deliveries, while opener
Alastair Cook was the only

Arsenal go top as

United held at Spurs
By Martyn Herman
LONDON, England (Reuters) Arsenal swapped places with
champions Manchester United at the top of the Premier
League yesterday after a 3-1 victory at Manchester City pre-
ceded United's 1-1 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur.
Two goals for Emmanuel Adebayor and one for Eduardo de
Silva made Arsenal the first team to win at City in the league
this season and put them on 60 points.
United, who could have returned to the summit with
three points in a later kickoff at White Hart Lane, trailed
to Dimitar Berbatov's first half effort but levelled three
minutes into stoppage time with a close-range Carlos Tevez
volley that went in off Tottenham defender Michael
United are two points behind, while third-placed Chelsea
are six adrift after drawing 1-1 at Portsmouth for whom dead-
line-day signing Jermain Defoe scored op his debut.
Everton stayed fourth after a 0-0 draw at Blackburn Rovers
while at the bottom end of the table there were important vic-
tories for Wigan Athletic against West Ham United and Bolton
Wanderers over Reading. Bottom club Derby County drew 1-1
away with Birmingham City.
Liverpool can go fifth with a point at home to Sunderland
later yesterday.

In-form striker Emmanuel Adebayor bundles the ball
home to put Arsenal into the lead in the 10th minute.
(BBC Sport)
Arsenal were seconds away from a three-point lead but
United minimised the damage of.a below-par performance
with virtually the last kick of the game at White Hart Lane
to deny Spurs a first win over them since 2001.
With virtually every player on the pitch inside the Spurs
area for a late corner, including United keeper Edwin van der
Sarr, Tevez connected at the near post.
Tottenham, beaten 3-1 by United in the FA Cup last week,
were good value for their lead, given to them in the 21st minute
by Bulgarian .Berbatov after van der Sarr failed to hold a low
cross from Aaron Lennon.
Earlier, the prolific Adebayor took his league tally this
season for Arsenal to 18. He opened the scoring after nine
minutes then turned provider after 26, heading down Gael
Clichy's cross to Eduardo who chested down and volleyed
City were handed an unexpected lifeline minutes later when
Vedran Corluka robbed Clichy and set up Fernades for a neat
finish past keeper Jens Lehmann who started in place of the
injured Manuel Almunia.
Arsenal did not sit on their lead in the second half but had
to wait until two minutes from time to make the' points certain
after Cesc Fabregas's ball reached Adebayor on the edge of the
City's only other defeat at home this season canie against
Tottenham in the League Cup.
"At the moment I am enjoying myself like a little kid,"
Adebayor, who has scored eight goals in his last six games,
told Sky Sports. "At 2-0 we thought we had already won it
but they scored and that made it a bit difficult."

other player to post a half-cen-
tury, making a rapid 51.
Kevin Pietersen chipped in
with a typically robust 48 and
Sussex all-rounder Luke
Wright provided some late Gre-
works with an unbeaten 42 off
just 15 balls.
Seamer James Anderson cap-
tured five wickets for 47 runs for -
England as the tourists made light
work of a Canterbury side miss-
ing most of their internationals.
The only batsmen likely to
play against England in the
Tests this summer was Peter

Fulton, who made 31 before
throwing his wicket away.
Former South African bat-
ting prodigy Johann Myburgh
top-scored with 87. MyBurgh
has recently settled in New
Zealand but will not be eligible
to play for his adopted home-
land for at least another two
Yesterday's match was
the first of a weekend
double-header between the
two sides before England
play New Zealand in a
Twenty20 on Tuesday.

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Sri Lanka embarrassed by

Tasmania in practice match
SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) Sri Lanka suffered an em-
barrassing seven-wicket loss to Tasmania yesterday in their
last warm-up match before the triangular one-day series
with Australia and India.
Sri Lanka, who were all smiles after beating the Prime
Minister's XI in Canberra on Wednesday, were brought back
down to earth when they
failed to make any impression
against the Australian state
The tourists were
bowled out for just 183 then
fL provided little resistance as
Tasmania coasted to victory
with 13 overs to spare.
Sanath Jayasuriya needed
six stitches to his chin after
being struck by a bouncer
from Tim McDonald in the
eighth over.
Jayasuriya retired hurt on
eight and was taken to hospi-
tal for precautionary X-rays.
He was cleared of any breaks
and is expected to play
against India in Brisbane on
Mahela Jayawardene top-
scored for his team with 51 runs from 59 balls but, only
four other players made double figures.
Tim Paine (54) and Michael Dighton (45) put Tasmania on
the road to victory with a-91-run partnership for the opening
wickets before Dane-Anderson (47 not out) wrapped up the
Kosela Kulasekara was the best of the Sri Lankan
bowlers, capturing two wickets. (Reporting by Julian Lin-
den, editing by Martin Petty)

St Stanislaus College

blown away...

From page 31

Raphael Narine who scored
nine points and had four
Don Johnson scored six
points to lead the losing side.
St John's College also re-
corded a blow-out win; they
thrashed Guyana Trust College
by 50 points 65-15.
Keith Tute led the at-
tack with 24 points and 10
boards, while Samuel Th-
ompson chipped in with 12
points. Middle-distance
runner Dennis Horatio
proved his all-round ability
with 10 steals and four
points. For Trust College,
Dominic Vincente scored
eight points.
The day opened with
Queen's College romping to a
54-33-point victory over
Charlestown Secondary School.
Kiev Chesney who represented
Guyana in 2006 at the Inter-
Guiana Games basketball com-
petition in Suriname poured in
24 points and grabbed nine re-
Another veteran school
player, point-guard Biniam
Norton scored 15 points and
grabbed six boards and had
four assists. Charlestown
were led by Paul Lynch and
Raybous Bowman who scored
14 and 12 points respectively.

In the final game, St Rose's
High, led by a good first-half,
defeated East Ruimveldt 32-20.
Rose's High scored 15 points
compared to their opponents'
four points in the first half.
Kadeem Jacobs and Seon
Braithwaite scored 11 points
each for the winners while Leon
Prince led the losing side with
13 points.
The competition contin-
ues today at the same venue.
(Faizool Deo)

TORONTO, (Reuters) -
Kobe Bryant dazzled the
crowd with 46 points when
the Los Angeles Lakers
crushed the Toronto Raptors
121-101 on Friday. ,
Bryant, who once had 81
points against the Raptors.
connected on 19 of 28 shots
from the floor, including four
Sasha Vujacic added 22 and
Lamar Odom had 12 points, 10
rebounds and eight assists for
the Lakers, who shot a red-hot
55.6 per cent for the game and
made 12 three-pointers.
Andrea Bargnani paced
the Raptors with 28 points
and Chris Bosh added 22

points and 15 rebounds.
The Lakers broke open the
game in the fourth quarter,
outscoring the Raptors 38-24.
Bryant had 12 points in the pe-
riod as he scored in double fig-
ures in each quarter.
The Utah Jazz won their
seventh consecutive game, rally-
ing to beat the Washington Wiz-
ards 96-87 behind Mehmet
Okur's 27 points and 11 re-
bounds. Antawn Jamison scored
31 points for Washington, who
led 21-11 after the first quarter.
Richard Jefferson's 25
points helped the New Jersey
Nets snap a seven-game road
losing streak with a 94-85 vic-
tory over the Miami Heat.

Dwyane Wade had 15 for Mi-
Rookie Carl Landry's
jumper broke a 101-101 tie and
the Houston Rockets went on
to beat the Indiana Pacers 106-
103. Landry finished with 22
points. Tracy McGrady added
19 for the Rockets and Yao
Ming had 17 points and 12 re-
Hedo Turkoglu sank
two free throws with two
seconds remaining to wrap
up the Orlando Magic's
108-106 road win over the
Philadelphia 76ers.
Turkoglu finished with 23
points and team mate
Dwight Howard added 17

points and 14 rebounds in
the Magic's third'successive

Isamu e I Whyte he ads NAF]

SAMUEL Whyte was re-
elected president for the third
consecutive year when the
New Amsterdam United Foot-
ball Club (NAUFC) recently
held its Annual General Meet-
ing at the Esplanade Park.
Whyte who has been at
the helm of the club for the
past six years was elected un-
opposed and will serve for the
next two years.
Most of the executives,
who have been elected for
the first time, will see busi-
nessman Preston Phillips
take up the responsibility as
vice-president and Jason
Sanmoogan as secretary.
Ray Trellis will serve as
treasurer, with Angela
Haniff as the assistant sec-

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.Founder of the club,
Mason Phillips, is the
coordinator. The com-
mittee members are
Elvin Jones, Maxine
Williams and Natasha
Lennox Adams will serve
as assistant coordinator and
head coach, and will be as-
sisted by assistant coaches

Adrian Adams, Colin Bowry
& Seon Spri:- er.
The NA UC is one of the.
top clubs in Berbice. The club
has over 80 members ranging
from age 6 to 24.
It is the only club in
the Ancient County that
competes at all levels of
the game and a number of
the players have repre-
sented Berbice at the vari-

ous levels.
The club also was suc-
cessful last year, the
highpoint being winning the
annual PNC/R knockout first
division football competition
in the Berbice zone and pla-
ing second in the National.i
15 competition to Trinidad"
The players are train
on a daily basis at the Es
nade Park.


The children and other relatives of the late Myrtle Evadne
Bernard nee Graham sincerely thank all those who have called,
mailed, prayed, traveled, sent flowers, letters and cards,
made gifts and donations or in any other way expressed their support
and love at this difficult time.

We wish to publicly acknowledge the support of Fr Evan Semple. Bro.
Claude Blackmore and the Parish of St lames-the-Less. Anglican
Church, Kitty, Georgetown, Guyana. We also appreciate the
contributions of the Woodside Choirs International, Korokwa
Chorale, and Mrs. Marilyn Dewar.

We would like to thank in particular Nurse Lorraine Goodridge, and
Drs Rudolph Cummings. Ruth Paton-Huntlecy Carl Hanoman and
Daniel Quaicoe for their untiring and generous gifts of their -
professional skills and their time in her lastyears. Please be assured
that we sincerely appreciate all thatyou have done for her, and for our


RAMJEAWAN In loving memory of
our beloved father and -raii faiher r
Village, WCD who departed on
February 2, 1997.
Eleven years ago we lost you Dad
Our hearts are heavy, we're still sad
The seasons have changes, our ages too
Celebrations come and gone
How we've missed you :*
A precious one from us has gone
Your beautiful memory keeps us going
We wish you were here
Your face to see, your voice to hear
In your own special way
You'll always be near

Always remembered by his children Pam, Roy, Neirmela, Mala, Sharmila, and
Rakesh, grands Vijeta, Kevin, Alex, Alana, Melissa, Anela, Alicia, Rishi, Rahuol
nd Andres, in-laws Boyie, Dennis, Singh, Anil and Susie, sister,
-) a brothers, nieces, nephews and other relatives, '._-

N 7 ^ May Lord Shiva Grant His Soul Eternal Rest. eX. (.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 3, 2008


India open to helping out cash-strapped Sri Lanka

THE Board for Control of
Cricket in India (BCCI) was
ready to help Sri Lanka
Cricket (SLC) overcome its
financial problems, Lalit
Modi, the BCCI vice-presi-
dent, told Cricinfo.
Arjuna Ranatunga, the chair-
man of the Sri Lankan board had
approached the BCCI for help
in tiding over a financial crisis.
"We have been in touch for a
while, and we are working to-
wards a solution," Modi said.
Ranatunga, who was ap-
pointed head of SLC by the
country's President Mahinda
Rajapakse earlier this month,
said the board was surviving on
bank borrowings.
"We are now surviving on a
six-million dollar bank over-
draft," Ranatunga told AFP in
an interview this week. "We
also plan to ask for a short-term
loan from the Indian cricket
board to be set off against some
of our future tour revenues."
Allegations of kickbacks
have dogged Sri Lanka's cricket

administration for years and
Ranatunga has asked a team of
auditors to investigate the
board's finances. SLC wasn't
short of sponsors after they
won the World Cup under
Ranatunga's captaincy in 1996,
but the kitty has been running
dry in recent times.
According to K.
Mathivanan, the SLC secretary,
South Africa's pullout following
a bomb blast near their hotel in
Colombo in August 2006 cost the
board US$11 million in revenue.
"That was the only rev-
enue forthcoming in 2006,"
Mathivanan said. Apart from
that, the construction of a
stadium in Pallakelle and the
renovation of the tsunami-
ravaged stadium in Galle cost
the board a further US$6.5
million. "The total shortfall
in revenue and additional ex-
penditure totalled 2.3 billion
rupees (US$ 21 million)."
Most of the money that the
SLC earns these days is
through prize money won by

the national team. Ranatunga,
however, was confident he will
meet his target to streamline the
administration and nurture new
Ranatunga said he looked
forward to India's Test and one-
day tour of Sri Lanka in July
and August to help boost his
organisation's finances. "India
visit us this year and we are
looking towards the Indian tour
to earn some money," he said.
India has financial muscle due to
the massive captive (domestic)
television audience. They have
also helped us financially.
"While we work closely
with other countries, India plays
a strong role in keeping our fi-
nances afloat."
Ranatunga, a strong cam-
paigner for a radical shake-up in
domestic cricket, fears that there
may not be enough money to
spend on developing younger
The previous administra-
tion, headed by businessman
Jayantha Dharmadasa, had said

THE success of the Sri Lanka team relies heavily on the
likes of Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan,
but that isn't enough to keep the money rolling in. (Yahoo

it could raise 30 million dollars
in worldwide sponsorships
within the next five years by
way of commercial rights for
But Ranatunga was dismiss-
ive of the claim. "I don't know
where those figures came from,"
he said, adding he was also re-
viewing the current deal with
Dubai-based satellite broad-
caster, Ten Sports, for home
Ten Sports'
US$50million deal ends in
2009 and there were allega-
tions that the previous ad-
ministration had extended it
till 2012 without a proper bid-
ding process. (Cricinfo)

Kanoute named


LOME, (Reuters) Mali striker Frederic Kanoute won the 2007 African Footballer-of-the-
Year award on Friday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced.
The Sevilla forward is the first European-born player to win the award after beating off com-
petition from Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba and Michael
Essien of Ghana.
Kanoute was nominated for his role in helping Mali qualify
for this year's African Nations Cup finals and triumphs last sea-
son with Spanish club Sevilla in the UEFA and King's Cups.
The African Footballer-of-the-Year award is voted for by the

Kanoute played for his native France as a junior international
before switching allegiance in 2004 to Mali, his father's country.
He is the first Malian to win the award since Salif Keita took
the inaugural title in 1970.
The honour came three days after Mali were eliminated
from the African Nations Cup finals in Ghana with Kanoute
injured in their last game against the Ivory Coast on Tues-
FREDERIC KNOUDrogba had been nominated mainly on the strength of his form
in the English league and European competition.
His goals kept Chelsea in the Premier League title race last season and also helped them lift the
FA Cup, with the Ivorian scoring the only goal of the final against Manchester United at Wembley.
The timing of this year's ceremony drew criticism with Essien refused permission by Ghana to
travel the short distance to neighboring Togo for the ceremony.
Today Ghana play Nigeria in a quarter-final in Accra and Drogba will lead the Ivorians against
Guinea in Sekondi.
Other awards were given to the Ivory Coast as the African team-of-the-year and Champions
League winners Etoile Sahel of Tunisia as the club-of-the-year.
Etoile Sahel striker Armine Chermiti was named the best African club competition
player, and Zambian Clifford Mulenga, Young African Player-of-the-Year.


The Regional Demiocratic Council Region 4 invites farmers within the Cane
Grove area to attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at the
Land Development Office, Cane Grove commencing at 10:00h to discuss
issues pertaining to the irrigation schedule and other related matters.

Addressing farmers will be Regional Executive Officer, Shafdar Alli and
Assistant General Secretary, of the R.P.A. Mr. Ramsahai Ramnarain.

By Order,

Shafdar Alli
Regional Executive Officer
Region 4

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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project
Credit No. GY-0070
Project ID No. SSPAP/EOI-0403001
1. The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank toward the cost of the Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project, to Build Capacity within
the Bureau of Statistics (BOS) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the purchase of items
Equipment Units/No
a. Server 1
b. Desktop PC 30
c. Laptop 6
d. Network Printer 5
e. Sheet-fed Scanner 1
f. Flat-bed Scanner 1
g. StabilizerVoltage Regulator 1
SILO Tape 10
i. Eyes & Hands Software 1
2. As a result the GoG hereby invites sealed bids from eligible and qualify bidders for the supply,
delivery, configuration and installation of the above equipment.
3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures, as
specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open.to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section
111 (Eligible Countries) of this document.
4. Interested eligible bidders can obtain further information, clarification, and uplift bid documents
with Equipment Specifications and conditions from the address stated below in para # 8 from
Monday, February 4, 2008 to Friday, February 15, 2008 during normal working hours of 9am to
5. Bidder's qualification requirements include the following: Valid Certificates of Compliance from the
National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) which should be
included as part of the bid submission.
6. Ei:,:- r n L.J L nrj will not be acceptable. Also. late bids will be rejected. All bids must be
accompanied by a Bid Security 2% of the bid total as stated in the bidding document. Bids must
be delivered no later than Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 8:30 am. to the:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) North
Western Building
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
7. Bids will be open in the presence of the respective bidders or their representatives who choose to
attend the opening at the above stated address.
8. For further information, clarification and uplifting of bid documents kindly contact the :'.ll. In
Procurement Officer
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Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit (PCPMU)
Office of the President
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 3, 2008

Ivory Coast cautious

ahead of Guinea game

By Julien Pretot

SEKONDI, Ghana (Reuters)
- Ivory Coast will take noth-
ing for granted when they
meet fellow West Africans
Guinea in their African Na-
tions Cup quarter-final today
(2030 GMT). ;
The Elepharts progressed
from Group B with a perfect
points-record to underline their


credentials for a first title since
1992 in the 16-team tournament.
"We will go into this game
with no apprehension but with
a lot of respect for our oppo-
nents," said coach Gerard Gili.'
"We know it is going to
be a difficult game as it's a
knockout match and we will
remain humble. However, we
have a squad that has long
been preparing for this type
of encounter."
The Ivorians will rely on
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba,
who has recovered from a knee
injury suffered at the start of
December and is keen to make
amends fori a penalty miss that
dost his team in. the shootout

that followed the 2006 final
against Egypt.
'However, Frenchman Gili
may have to do without cen-
tre back Kolo Toure, the Ar-
senal defender who picked up
a groin injury during Ivory
Coast's 4-1 demolition of
Benin in the group phase.
iGili said on Wednesday that
the player, who trained sepa-
rately on Thursday with a fit-
ness coach, was doubtful. Marc
Zor6; who scored in a 3-0 de-
feat lof Mali earlier this week,
will deputise should he be ruled
out. ;

"To win the Nations Cup,
you need a squad of 23 players
at their best, with a lot of soli-
darity within the group," said
Gili, who believes Ivory Coast
have what it takes to win the
"The squad is homogenous
and the substitutes are doing a
great job," he added.
Guinea will be without
influential captain Pascal
Feindonno, who was given a
iwo-mitch ban for violent
conduct during his team's 3-
2 victory over Morocco in
Group A.
"I know my team mates can
do it wirhoul me," the St
Etienne, triker said this week.
Striker Souleymane Youla
skid they would do their best.
"When he is on the field,
e ery ball goes through him,"
said the Lille player. "Every-
body knows how important a
player Pascal is but we don't
Shave a choice, we have to win
without him and welcome
him back for the semi-fi-

Guinea coach Robert
Nouzaret, who led Ivory Coast
from 1996 to 1998 and between
2002 and 2004, said he would
have preferred to play another
"I am happy to meet
them, of course, but I would
have preferred to play them
in the final in Accra. How-
ever, playing Ivory Coast is a
good thing for my players.
They know there is no
room for mistake against such

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC)
- Minnows Dominica will
not be intimated by their
next-round clash with giants
Barbados in the Stanford 20/
20 tournament.
Coach Mervin Thomas said
his team's victory over the Brit-
ish Virgin Islands in their open-
ing match last Sunday would
serve as a booster for the game
against Barbados on Tuesday.
"Right now, we have inten-
sified our preparation for our
next encounter. Our game
against the BVI turned out the
way that we expected and I am
very pleased about that fact,"
Thomas said.
"Since we got back from
Antigua on Monday, we have
been working very hard so as
to adequately prepare for
Dominica defeated the BVI
by 66,runs, scoring 139 for
seven from their allotted overs
and bundling out their oppo-

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a team so I think they will be
all the more focused," he said.
Ivory Coast players and
staff were not immediately avail-
able for comment following
news on Friday of the death of
former coach Uli Stielike's son.
Michael Stielike, 23, who
had been awaiting a lung
transplant, fell into a coma
before the beginning of the
competition, prompting the
resignation of the German

nents for 73.
According to Thomas, the
players were on a high and
the team was prepared to take
on Barbados.
"Our success so far has put
the entire team on a positive
note. All the players are full of
confidence and are willing to
work even harder to succeed,"
Thomas said.
"The hard work that we put
in for the first game paid off and
we are hoping that we can reap
the same level of success against
Barbados. To be honest, the
team is where we want it to be."
Last December, Barbados
swept Dominica in a three-
match warm-up series at the
Windsor Park Stadium.

Nigeria seek fifth successive

Nations Cup semi-final spot

By Mark Gleeson
ACCRA, Ghana (Reuters) Nigeria attempt to reach a fifti
successive African Nations Cup semi-final today but wii
need to get past hosts Ghana to keep up their record oi
The Super Eagles scraped into this year's quarter-finals de
spite scoring just two goals in the group stage and delivering a
series of indifferent performances.
They come up against the confident Black Stars, who have
won all of their three matches so far and will have a.capacity
45 000 cromd behind them at the Ohene Djan stadium ioda,
11700 G NIT.
Coach Claude LeRol
said his team produced a
near-perfect tactical perform
.- mance in their last game. .
2-01) win over Morocco that
ensured a clean sweep o0'
their first-round group.
"In terms of skill an
team spirit, this Ghana is \e
close to winning sides of pp
years," the Frenchman sat
"This team has the dedicaui,
and purpose it needs
: progress in this competior.
Chelsea midfield
Michael Essien remains r'
cog of the team's midfield
Which ha, Laryea Kingst
MICHAEL ESSIEN back after a one-match s,
Ghana' top sInkers Junior Agogo and Asamoah Gyan. b
tlng % ith minor ailments. hae been restricted to light tramn
oier the last few day.
Nigeria coach Berti iVotg told reporters on Friday he %wo,
stick %iih a three-man midfield in which Essien's club m
John Ohi Nlikel is the pitot.
Nigeria ha.e been to e'er'v Natons Cup semi-final su,
since 2000 but their last title success' was 14 ears ago.
This year they had to rely on the Ivory Coast beali
Mali in the last group match on Thesday to reach the I. .t
eight on goal'difference.
i \o \-3. was presured to resign b% angr, Nigerian journ ,l-
ists earlier in the tournament
The match renews a long-standing rivalry between Ihe
two Ae l African giants in which Nigeria have had the Ip-
per hand in recent ,ears.
Ghana \ere eliminunated in their last ti o Nauons Cup fin u I
appea.unces after losing to the Nigerians. in the 2002 quart, r-
tinal, and in the first round in Eg. pt two \ears ago.
H,:,.eter, Ghana inflicted a demoralising 4-1 defeat on Ni-
geria n a friendly) in London 12 months ago.
The winner of toda.'s quarter-final %ill play the m n-
ner of tomorrow's match between Tunisia and Camer ,in
in the semi-finals.



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More injuries crop up as Windies

try to mount defiant last stand

By Fazeer Mohammed

rica (CMC) Dogged from
the very start of the tour by a
succession of injuries and ail-
ments, West Indian hopes of
mounting a defiant last stand
in the final One-Day Inter-
national against South Africa
today have been significantly
compromised by more fitness
Facing the very real pros-
pect of a second consecutive 5-
0 limited-over series whitewash
at the hands of the Proteas, and
with every local expectation that
they will again be nothing more
than cannon fodder in Shaun
Pollock's final match for his
country, the tourists are strug-
gling to field 11 completely fit
players for a match that is al-
most guaranteed to draw a ca-
pacity crowd to The Wanderers.
Joining the list of players
who have been on the treat-
ment table at one time or the
other during this two-month
journey through southern Af-
rica are Marlon Samuels and
Sewnarine Chattergoon.
Samuels' chronic knee prob-
lem flared up again during
Friday's fourth ODI in Durban
while Chattergoon, selected
specifically for the shorter ver-
sions of the game, is hampered
by a left thigh injury that re-
quired treatment during the
course of his innings at
Neither player took the
field in defence of a total of 263

for nine and it remains to be
seen if they will be fit enough
to play in the last match of a

Marion Samuels is Windies
latest injury worry.

tour that has once again raised
questions about the visitors'
level of preparedness for top-
level competition.
Despite a pre-tour camp
in Barbados at which it was
reported that all the selected
players passed the necessary
fitness tests, the evidence of
the two months in Zimbabwe
and South Africa suggests
that more. work needs to be
done in that area when the
players return home to rep-
resent their respective terri-
tories ahead of the demand-
ing home series against Sri
Lanka and Australia.
Today marks exactly eight
weeks since the injury woes

started when captain Chris
Gayle sustained a hamstring in-
jury while batting in the second
ODI against the Zimbabweans
in Harare.
It was an ailment that lin-
gered for five weeks and despite
efforts to play through the dis-
comfort, a subsequent fractured
thumb inflicted by fast bowler
Andre Nel in the second Test
against South Africa in Cape
Town, combined with the very
slow pace of recovery from the
initial injury, prompted the de-
cision for him to return home
two weeks ago.
While head coach John
Dyson has conceded that the
South Africans have been the
better all-round team, the
Caribbean squad's failure to
build on a shock victory in the
first Test in Port Elizabeth
must also be attributed to the
fitness worries of the likes of
stand-in captain Dwayne
Bravo, Fidel Edwards,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and
Jerome Taylor, all of whom
are vital components of a
West Indian side that was fi-
nally beginning to show signs
of cohesion and consistency.
The return to the losing
trend was both sudden and
worrying in the context of any
realistic prospect of the regional
team achieving a greater level of
sustained competitiveness any-
time soon. It is a reversal re-
flected by the fact that they go
into the tour finale on the back
of seven consecutive defeats, a
sequence started by the hard-

fought loss in the second Test.
Taylor, whose blistering
unbeaten 43 in Durban two
days earlier confirmed his
all-round potential, may also
be in doubt for today's show-
down at 'The Bullring' as it
is reported that he was com-
plaining of painful soreness
following his exertions with
bat and ball on Friday night.
Given his history of seri-
ous injuries and the promise
that he clearly shows, it is ques-
tionable whether the tour selec-
tors will want to risk the 23-
year-old in a match that holds
interest only as Pollock's last
hurrah in national colours.
If only for .this reason,
however, South Africa will cer-
tainly not be lacking in motiva-
tion and all the cricketing fans
of the country will be hoping
for a storybook finale for the
34-year-old all-rounder.
Four years ago in the cor-
responding tour-ending fix-
ture at the same venue, Pol-
lock made the winning hit in
the final over as the hosts
successfully chased a target
in excess of 300 to complete
a 3-1 triumph in the series.
Having also struck the
boundary that sealed victory in
Durban to put the perfect final
flourish to his last appearance
on his home ground, everything
seems to be pointing towards
a last curtain call to remember.
While Pollock is going out
on his own terms, another vet-
eran, Makhaya Ntini, is once
again coming under increasing

pressure to justify his place in
the side after'being thrashed for
80 runs in.nine overs in his first


appearance of the series at
It is not the first time in
his long and highly successful
career that the doubters have
found their voices, although
the rise of Dale Steyn and
Morne Morkel as young, po-
tent strike bowlers has pro-
vided an added dimension to
the debate.
Despite almost all the atten-
tion being focused on Pollock
over the last two weeks, South
Africa are beginning to show

greater strength in depth, with
the emergence of JP Dumiy as
a batsman of quality during the
one-dayers being especially en-
The 24-year-old left-hander
goes into the final match with
scores so far of 79 not out, 68,
36 not out and 44 to be the most
prolific scorer in the series and
also with an average of 113.50.
Another solid innings
should seal his nomination
as Man-of-the-Series, al-
though not even a brilliant
hundred from the
Capetonian will cast any
shadow over Pollock's status
as Man-of-the-Day as he
seeks to put the seal on an il-
lustrious international ca-
reer at the West Indies' ex-
Graeme Smith (captain),
Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers,
Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy,
Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock,
Albie Morkel, Johan Botha,
Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn,
Andre Nel, Charl Langeveldt,
Makhaya N'tini.
WEST INDIES (from) -
Dwayne Bravo (captain),
Brenton Parchment,
Sewnarine Chattergoon, De-
von Smith, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Marlon
Samuels, Runako Morton,
Darren Sammy, Denesh
Ramdin, Patrick Browne,
Rawl Lewis, Jerome Taylor,
Ravi Rampaul, Daren Powell,
Fidel Edwards.

Fidel Edwards.

Eugene's historic ton in vain

as SVG reach quarter-finals

By Adriel Richard

- John Eugene used the op-
portunity of facing familiar
foes to blast the first hundred
ever in the Stanford 20/20
Cup, but his innings failed to
prevent St Vincent & the
Grenadines from clinching a
10-run victory over St
Maarten on Friday and be-
coming the first side to reach
the quarterfinals.
Eugene smote an even, un-
defeated 100 from 46 balls, as
St Maarten, chasing 169 for vic-
tory, just failed to reach their
target in the first match of the
first round in the competition.
The St Lucia-born Eu-
gene, a former Windward Is-
lands batsman in the West
Indies first-class chanpion-
ship, revived St Maarten's
chance of creating the second
straight upset of the compe-
tition, when he smote seven
fours and six sixes in a scin-
tillating knock that earned
him the Man-of-the-Match.

Eugene appeared to be tak-
ing his cue from SVG
wicketkeeper/batsman Linden
James, whose 73 from 46 balls
and stand of 117 unbroken -
with Alston Bobb helped SVC
recover from an early wobble
and reach 168 for four from
their allocation of 20 overs.
Had this been a longer ver-
sion of the game, openers
Royston Trocaud and Sherwin
Peters would have been com-
mended for the painstaking
opening stand ol 32 they gave
St Maarten.
But this put enormous
pressure on the rest of the St
Maarten batting, after they
were dismissed, and some of
th-ir teammates were guilty
of recklessness in trying to
increase the scoring rate.
Othneil EaptisLe bowled
Peters for nine in the eighth
wver, and Orlan/o Jackson
struck when he bowled
Trocaud. the St. laarten cap-
tain, for 27 in the llth over to
leave St Maarten 57 for two.
Jackson added the scalps of

Romain Doodnauth stumped
for three, and Sherwin Noble
bowled for a duck off the last
two balls of the 13th over the
leg-spin bowler's final of his al-
lotment of four to end with
three wickets for 23 runs.
At this stage, it appeared
that SVG would coast to vic-
tory, but Eugene exploded
with a dazzling array of
strokes to bring the crowd of
about 5 000 to their feet.
Eugene reached his 50 when
he struck his 31st ball from
Bobb for a four to long-off in a
sensational over that cost the
left-arm slow bowler 20 runs,
comprising three fours, a six,
and a deuce.
He, however, reserved
special treatment for Kenroy
Martin. The medium-paced
bowler's final over cost 24 in
which Eugene struck sixes off
the second, fourth, and fifth
balls, and four off the last.
Towards the end, it was clear
the innings was taking its
toll on Eugene's 37-year-old
body, and he limped to his

100th run, when he drove a
delivery from left-arm fast-
medium bowler Kenroy Pe-
ters to mid-on off the
penultimate delivery of the
Things had not started too
well for SVG either, after they
won the toss and chose to bat
on a hard, true pitch at the
Stanford Cricket Ground.
Though they kept a brisk
scoring rate, they lost four
wickets inside the first half of
their innings before James came
to the wicket and rescued them
along with the steady Bobb.
Left-arm medium-fast
bowler Romain Doodnauth had
provided the Dutch side with
Ihe breakthrough, when he had
Romel Currency caught behind
off for 11 in the fourth over.
Eugene then bowled
Miles Bascombe for 14 in the
seventh over, before Donwell
Hector in the eighth over
and Hyron Shallow three
overs later were run-out to
leave SVG 51 for four.
James came to the crease

and got into stride when he
lofted his seventh delivery for a
huge six over long-on off Jean
Rene Belizar.
From that moment until the end
of the innings, there was no
stopping James. He reached his
half-century, when carted
Kenroy David for consecutive
boundaries a lofted straight hit
and a savage cut in the
bowler's second over to move
from 44 to 52.
Towards the end, Bobb
stepped up the tempo too, with
a few well-executed strokes to
finish on 38 not out, but he
never matched the intent or
the savagery of James, who
was then overshadowed by Eu-

(maximum 20 overs)
R. Currency c wkpr Trocaud
b Doodnauth 11
M. Bascombe b Eugene 14
D. Hector run-out 6
H. Shallow run-out (Ritchie) 11
A. Bobb not out 38
L. James not out 73
Extras: (b-3, Ib-2, w-9, nb-1) 15
Total: (four wkts, 20 overs) 168
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-32,3-33.4-51.
Bowling: Donrick 2.2-0-20-0,
Doodnauth 4-1-11-1, Eugene 4-0-
25-1, Belizar 2-0-19-0, Singh 3-0-22-
0, Ritchie 2.4-0-37-0, David 2-0-29-0..
ST MAARTEN (target: 169 runs off

SVG will face the winner of
yesterday's contest between
fellow Windward Islands side St
Lucia and 2006 beaten finalists
Trinidad & Tobago in the
quarterfinals on Wednesday,
February 13.
The defeat means an early
departure home for St Maarten
and the end of their participa-
tion in the competition.
The Stanford 20/20 Cup is
a knockout competition featur-
ing teams from several Carib-
bean territories vying for a grand
prize of US$1 million.
Twenty teams are taking
part in the competition initi-
ated by Antigua-based, Texan
billionaire Sir Allen Stanford
two years ago.

20 overs)
R. Trocaud b Jackson 27
S. Peters b Baptiste 9
J. Eugene not out 100
R. Doodnauth stp. James
b Jackson 3
S. Noble b Jackson 0
M. Le Blanc st James b Bobb 4
K. David b Peters 8
L. Ritchie not out 1
Extras: (lb-1, nb-5) 6
Total: (six wkts, 20 overs) 158
Fall of wickets: 1-32,2-57,3-74,4-74,
Bowling: Butler 4-0-21-0, Peters 4-0-
16-1, Jackson 4-0-23-3, Baptiste 2-0-
22-1, Martin 4-0-52-0, Bobb 2-0-23-1.

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By Vemen Walter

CRICKET fans in the An-
cient County of Berbice will
be hoping that the rain stays
away to have a chance to see
the Guyana Stanford 20/20
team in action, when they
battle a Berbice X1 in a
Twenty/20 encounter, today
at the Albion Community
Centre ground.
The match, which is part of
the Guyana team's preparation
to defend their Stanford 20/20
title, is also being used as a
fundraising venture for the
Berbice Cricket Board of Con-
trol (BCBC).
Led by an unbeaten century
from Travis Dowlin, the na-
tional team easily overpowered
a Combined XI by 104 runs in
their first practice match played
last Friday at the Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) ground,
Bourda, and obviously will
again be looking to weigh in an-
other efficient display, which

certainly will serve as a tremen-
dous morale-booster ahead of
their opening match in the tour-
nament against Bermuda on


February 10.
The Berbice X1, on the
other hand, undoubtedly will
be aiming to produce a
shocker with Andre Percival

and Imran Khan, two players
that played an integral part
in Guyana's success in the
first Stanford tournament 18
months ago, leading the way.
Both Percival. and Khan
have been dumped for this
year's tournament and no doubt
may want to prove the selectors
wrong with good performances.
Berbice have named a 16-
man squad for the match from
which the final eleven will be
chosen, inclusive of five new-
They are Scotsburg United
batsman Peter Grimes and
wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony
Bramble, Police's all-rounder
Michael Newland, Young War-
riors' Farouk Hussain and West
Berbice's hard-hitting batsman
Keith Fraser.
Gajanand Singh, Assad
Fudadin and Homchand
Pooran, all with first-class
exposure, the promising
Ranga Lachigadu, former
Guyana first-class off-spin-

ner Imran Jaferally, leg-spin-
ner Davendra Bishoo and na-
tional fast bowler Brendon
Bess are among the other
players in the Berbice line-
With West Indies batsman
Narsingh Deonarine reportedly
suffering from back strain and is ex-
pected to be rested. Shivnarine
Chanderpaul and Sewnarine
Chattergoon, still in South Africa
with the West Indies team, the
Guyana Stanford 20/20 will be re-
lying on the likes of Dowlin, skip-
per Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lennox
Cush, Leon Johnson, Derwin
Christian and all-rounders Christo-
pher Bamwell, Neil McGarrell and
Mahendra Nagamootoo to put
enough runs on the board.
Medium pacers Esaun
Crandon and Barnwell together
with spinners Nagamootoo and
McGarrell will spearhead the
Guyana Stanford team's bowl-
Guyana trounced
Montserrat, Jamaica and

Guyana Floodlights team

bound for Florida on Tuesday

Win warm-up game...

GUYANA Floodlights team,
who will depart on Tuesday
to take part in the annual
South Florida Cricket Asso-
ciation 2008 Florida Cup tour-
nament, boosted their confi-
dence with a comprehensive
six-wicket victory over Trophy
Stall XI on Friday night at the
Everest ground.
The team, led by television
personality Reyaz Husein, will
be part of a round-robin com-
petition and will comprise sev-
eral veteran softball players. The
competition begins on February
8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On their way to victory
against Trophy Stall XI, expe-
rienced Rickey Deonarine hit an
impressive 75 and he was ably
supported by a fine 55 from
Patrick Khan, as they reached
209 for four in 19.1 overs re-
plying to the losers' 207 for
four from the allotted 25 overs.
Deonarine hit five sixes
and three fours while Khan
cleared the boundary on five
occasions. The two also par-
ticipated in a dashing 115-run
third-wicket stand as Vickev

Ramsaywack grabbed three
for 28 from his five overs.
When Trophy Stall XI bat-
ted earlier, Ramesh Sunich made
54 which included three fours
and two sixes. Richard Persaud
chipped in with 49 and Lalta
Gainda 24.
At the presentation cer-
emony, the winning team and
runners-up received a trophy
each. Deonarine was named
man-of-the-match and he
collected a trophy. Best bats-
man when to Khan, best
bowler when to Ramchand
Ragbeer and best fieldsman
was Pitamber Maharaj who
each received a trophy, com-
pliments of Trophy Stall of
Bourda Market.
On the losing side. Sunich
copped the best batsman tro-
phy while best bowler and best
fieldsman went to Ramsaywack
and skipper Rajesh Singh re-
Guyana Floodligl.ts team
reads: Reyaz Husein (cap-
tain), Rohan Boojraj (vice-
captain). Ariff Mohamed
Khan (manager/player),

Champs! Guyana Floodlights skipper Reyaz Husein, right,
receives the trophy from Trophy Stall representative
Jasmine Shiwamram, who is the Office Manager of
Everest. (Photo: Courtesy of Ravendra Madholall)

Vishnu Hardyal, Jaipaul
Bharat, Rickey Deonarine,
Patrick Khan, Surendra
Nand Nauth, Jailall Deodass,
Mahadeo Dudnauth,

Govendan Arjune, Derick
Ramotar, Ramchand Ragbeer,
Pitamber Maharaj, Rahaman
Khan, Kevin Nord and Ago

GSSBA league ...

St Stanislaus College blown away by Bishops' High 67-12

ST Stanislaus College-lost
for a second time in two days
when the Guyana Secondary
Schools Basketball Associa-
tion (GSSBA) League contin-
ued yesterday at the Na-
tional Gymnasium.

After losing to St Rose's 45 points compared to just four
High on Friday afternoon 43-28, from the losers.
the college plummeted against Doing the damage for the
Bishops' High losing by a 55- winning side was Sean Lashley
point margin 67-12. The blow- who scored 22 points. He also
out took place in the second grabbed four rebounds and made
half. when Bishops' High scored four steals.

the inaugural Stanford Tour-
nament in 2006.
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Grenada before edging past
Trinidad and Tobago in an
exciting final and in the pro-
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points while pulling down 16
boards. Also in the scorer's
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THE Guyana Amateur Swim-
ming Association (GASA) on
Friday evening awarded their "
outstanding swimmers for 2007. -
The event, which was held at t
Olympic House in Queenstown,
was well attended, and Minister :
of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr "
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the Guyana Olympic Association
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Please see page 25 the eleven 2007 swimming awardees. (Adrian Narine photo)

Hugh Ross Classic body-

building set for April

AFTER proving his might for numerous years on the interna-
tional stage, Guyana's premier bodybuilder Hugh Arlington
Ross will be classically honoured this April with the hosting of
a national competition in his name.
The 'Hugh Ross Classic' is expected to be big and even though
it would not replace the national championships, the same stars are
expected to grace the stage of the National Cultural Centre.
At the launch of the competition, yesterday, at the Ocean View
International Hotel (the official hotel of the competition) Andre
Poonai, president of the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness
Federation (GABBFF) said that having the competition in Ross's
name would help Guyanese to be more aware of the champion.
Ross, known as the 'Steal Warrior' to his bodybuilding col-
leagues, has placed Guyana on the bodybuilding map; his great-
est achievement is to finish third in the Masters category of
the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA), Mr
Universe Championships in October 2006 in the United King-
The 47-year-old also competed at numerous other international
events outside of Guyana, while he won gold medals in the master
and lightweight divisions of the 32nd annual Central American and
Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding competition held at the National Cul-
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There will be seven competition categories in total. The
male athletes will initially compete in four categories: Mr Wel-
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Mr Middleweight (80.5kg-90kg) and Mr Light-Heavyweight with
the winners competing for the Hugh Ross Overall trophy.
The females will compete in the Ms Bodybuilding Open and
the Ms Fitness Open.
Poonai said that two former bodybuilders living overseas are also
scheduled to attend the competition as guest posers.
The names of the individuals though were not released. The
GABBFF president also indicated that unofficially the big-guns of
bodybuilding in Guyana (Sylvon Gardner, Clint Duke and Bruce
Whatley) have already indicated their willingness to compete.
Athletes desirous of competing at the April 20 event have
until March 30 to register.

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THE viewpoint that uiiier-al education is a ;Criiou- and coni-
pulsory local nIce>.itil nas inirodnuced Id Europrans I. (to Gu il:
after the aholition i.i ;al.ieri in IS3.,and hrcaminc a nation.il
priority throuihoiul Ihe era.i l Brilish CGuinna .up to (u~. ,nrr
Independence in i1i 6.
After IndIeper i.k n. e iarr n i i- I in 1 ,,I.ic i \ rel. .i ci iI-
tude tow ards C'I.lino. j n hc-,il It, IT','1 ..iIn. ,- l ih i i- ri,. Cill-
mnercial monr.;,- ilenied OCl 1r, h -.L d .-n .Iii..rt i-1 ilc p U.li.il -il-
tellectual ide.- t. ich i.Iou-hi ih.il -irupl. nhlicii -. n i ull-
try meant an c.,'ier lic e II .r ii11/,i'en \, n% .'. h 'elli.'.ll' I i .1 i.ll. ll
of their own Ih.Ii '%.., no- iloncil ., European i. ',rlil.i rl p '.. i.. e 'I ln
This desie to bhe irdepenkri.Lnl, cornti~ntd i'-I ULinire.illi
yet soie of the nimor -i.i e ;:nd proi rc il. c *o-.'- .lleJl.d 'Third \\>'ilJ'
countries in Ljirn .\nen,-ia Iie Cjrihbc.an.i rd AMi ic. h.t.c pur.
sued Westernied o ilni, e! dc'.ll'.nii, .ind cil i ulIure I .iddilO hii ,n n., -
ing and preserving the history of their ethnic cultures.
The logic behind such an acceptance of educational and cultural
knowledge, methods and styles ,not of our specific ethnic cultures,
lay in the pleasure that comes from participating in the achieve-
ments and growth of mankind on the whole, and not only our own
specific racial, cultural, and familial origins.
In British Guiana during the 1800's, the reason why certain pow-
erful British colonial planters and plantation owners did not want
Africans to learn to read and write English was simply because it
would increase their education and general cultural knowledge, since
no race or culture anywhere has advanced without learning from
others different from themselves. They wanted them to remain in a
one-dimensional category as Africans, not just in skin colour, but
by the lack of knowledge and skills from others outside their Afri-
can ethnic heritage. In terms of maintaining one's ethnic culture,
the acquisition of other cultural forms and styles may diminish one's
original cultural identity, but at the same time it replaces that iden-
tity with a less restrictive one that is eclectic, cosmopolitan, and
well informed, qualities which in the progressing world of cultural
exploration and scientific logic, equips humans to participate fully
and confidently in such a world. English speaking colonial Guiana
that all non-Anglo immigrants East Indians, Portuguese,
Chinese,etc came to, was one in which learning, speaking, and
writing English opened the door to a wealth of other beneficial edu-
cational and cultural knowledge beyond the Anglo world. Never-

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A selection from perhaps the first style of modern poetry
translated into English by a great scholar of classical
Chinese. A C. Graham
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velopment of Guyana and all .t g.r t l i
Guyanese,and also spread con-
tentment among them.
Learning, understanding, and using modern English became an
easily accepted path to universal education because its vocabulary
is made up from the treasury of the world's oral and developed
written languages Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German, Dutch,
Scandanavian, Arabic, Sanskrit, even American Indian languages.
Old English, being more ethnically Anglo-Saxon, represented a
narrow colloquial original English tongue that would sound like a
foreign non-Anglo language when heard today. And it is this initial
lesson in linguistic cosmopolitanism which offered English speaking
Guyanese a path towards both a modem tolerance and use of other

bringing their own local accents and c ationvecal tones to it.
cultures (if they know that te of de English of today they use
is a hybrid of other tongues), while symbolizing their unity. Yet,
this use of modern English by Guyanese is not a copy of how
English people speak; it cannot be, because most Guyanese arnot
ethnically English, they live away from original Anglo accents, and
simply have the opportunity to learn, speak, and write the language,
bringing their own local accents and conversational tones to it.
From such a local use of a Western European language
can and will emerge a modern Guyanese culture, particularly

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Unlocking the

Benefits of Garlic
What makes garlic good for you?
(Chris Ramirez for The New York Times)

2/1/2008, 5:58 PM

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GARLIC has long been touted as a health booster, but it's never been clear why the herb might
be good for you. Now new research is beginning to unlock the secrets of the odoriferous bulb.,
In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers
show that eating garlic appears to boost our natural supply of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is
actually poisonous at high concentrations it's the same noxious byproduct of oil refining that smells
like rotten eggs. But the body makes its own supply of the stuff, which acts as an antioxidant and
transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.
In the latest study, performed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers extracted
juice from supermarket garlic and added small amounts to human red blood cells. The cells immedi-
ately began emitting hydrogen sulfide, the scientists found.
The power to boost hydrogen sulfide production may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears
to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors.
Higher hydrogen sulfide might also protect the heart, according to other experts. Although garlic has
not consistently been shown to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medi-
cine earlier this year found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the
damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack.
"People have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries," said Dr. David W.
Kraus, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama. "Even
the Greeks would feed garlic to their athletes before they competed in the Olympic games."
Now, the downside. The concentration of garlic extract used in the latest study was equiva-
lent to an adult eating about two medium-sized cloves per day. In such countries as Italy, Ko-
rea and China, where a garlic-rich diet seems to be protective against disease, per capital con-
sumption is as high as eight to 12 cloves per day.
While that may sound like a lot of garlic, Dr. Kraus noted that increasing your consumption to five
or more cloves a day isn't hard if you use it every time you cook. Dr. Kraus also makes a habit of
snacking on garlicky dishes like hummus with vegetables.
Many home chefs mistakenly cook garlic immediately after crushing or chopping it, added Dr. Kraus.
To maximize the health benefits, you should crush the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for
about 15 minutes. That triggers an enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic.
Garlic can cause indigestion, but for many, the bigger concern is that it can make your breath
and sweat smell like...garlic. While individual reactions to garlic vary, eating fennel seeds like
those served at Indian restaurants helps to neutralize the smell. Garlic-powder pills claim to
solve the problem, but the data on these supplements has been mixed. It's still not clear if the
beneficial compounds found in garlic remain potent once it's been processed into a pill.

Co-operative Republic of-Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement of u,orksfor the Construction qf Generator Huts at
Orealla/Siparuta, Reyion 6.

OPM W-o1-2008
1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project
that appeared in Development Business, issue no. 578 of 16"' March 2002.

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

3. The Office of the Prime Minister invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the construction of two (2) generator huts at
Orealla/Siparuta in Region 6.

The construction period should commence earliest to sixty (60) calendar days
from the award of each contract.

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

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the
Project Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the
Bidding Documents at the address given below at paragraph 7 from January 30,
2008 to March 10, 2008, Mondays to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to 16:30

6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder' yFinancial Capacity, Ewperience
and T7chnical Capacity, delivery schedule. responsiveness. Additional details are
provided in the Bidding Documents.

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by the
bidders in person or on the submission of a written Application to the address
below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of$5,000 Guyana dollars:
Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque.
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Page IV




Jan arew

'The Guyanese Wanderer'

'THE Guyanese Wanderer' is yet another significant collection
of stories to grace the Guyanese bookshelf with its evocative
treatment of turning fact into fiction. It has also painted
unforgettable scenes and created meinorable characters from
the depths of dank rainforest undergrowth of Guyana to the
sophisticated heights of London and Paris.
Experience the gory details of a band of wild hogs fighting a
tiger who slaughters a large number oflijem before going down. See
the:bl6od-excited hogs ripping off the legs of the youngest family
member of a hunting party staking 9ut the hogs in the story,
'Hunters and Hunted?. Experience the glory of sensual exchanges
between man and woman in 'Exile in Paris' during the parting of
Monsieur Jan and his benefactress, Ma4ame Renault.
We embrace. I kiss her on both cheeks, and she offers me her
lips. I feel her body trembling againstrmine, and she murmurs, 'You
brought the moonlight you often talked about into my life and it
dazzled me. I never dreamt that I could love two men at the same
time. until that light bathed me from head to toe.'
'The lig- fell onme too,' I confessed. 'The English poet, Byron,

once said that it was best to love a woman who loved her husband
very much, because she love him more. What he meant was that
once a woman has the capacity to love, then it could always spill
over and enthral another'.
Experience in 'Tilson Ezekiel ak Ti-zek';,the description of the
atmosphere which is not static but alive:
'Darkness swallowed the sunset with a single gulp and stars
scattered themselves across the skies like flocks of gilded rice-birds
surprised by a scarecrow. The moon nudged its way above canopies
of coconut palms and moonlight and smoke from Robert's pipe
drove away the mosquitoes singing around his grizzled head. Navy
blue shadows squatted under the trees like tethered beasts.'
Throughout the collection, the writer dishes out freshly created,
flowery metaphors that keep the reader bound to the narrative.
Many of these stories are sketches and anecdotes; the
sketch and anecdotal structures worked well for the writer
whose primary aim was to share his stories true to the
environment, contexts and the characters without diminishing
the local colour, locale and language. And the author, Jan

Carew, succeeded in these ten stories, flavouring them with
good doses of myth, Caribbean folklore, classical literature,
magical realism and Latin-American surrealism.
'Bra Anancy and Tiger' can be played out in any part of the
Caribbean; its folkloric flavour was transported from West Africa
to the region through the movement of people mainly through
slavery. He was a source of inspiration to a dehumanised people
who made him 'a symbol of their wish-fulfilment'.
'The Guyanese Wanderer' could not have started on a better
note than in the first sketch called 'The Visit', where a six-year-old
boy is taught the art of survival by two proverbs told to him by
his mother. Those two proverbs are, 'No matter how drunken Mr.
Cockroach is, on his way home, he always give chicken coop a
wide berth' and 'Never cuss alligator till you done cross the bridge'.
Women and womanhood play a significant role in at least four
stories namely, 'Chantal', 'The Initiation of Belfon', 'The Burial'
and 'Exile in Paris'. In 'Chantal', there is Beltina who 'there was
not a man within a radius of three hundred miles of that vaginal
center who would not have paid the wages of two years of sweat
and fear and terror in the gold and diamond mines in order to have
'her'. In the end, she managed to regain control of and own her body.
'The Initiation of Belfon' was done by Couvade, a preacher-woman.
The vivacious Belle, Anglican church-goer, a Shanto worshiper, an
obeah woman and former whore, refused to be interred in 'The
While most of the stories are set in Guyana where
the author spent his formative years, the three final
stories deal with the movement of the Caribbean peoples

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Sunday Chronicle -February .-3 2008

Jan Carew

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From page IV
to other parts of the world.
In 'The Guyanese Wanderer', it is easy to see the author and
his wanderings. Jan Carew was born in Guyana, spending intimate
periods in the interior of Guyana out of which came his better
known novel, 'Black Midas'. He also had the run of the 'bush'
with his brother-in-law, Wilson Harris.
Jan Carew was born in 1920 in a ward called Rome in the
village of Agricola, on the East Bank of Demerara, not far from where
Roy Heath grew up. Carew grew up in New Amsterdam, rubbing
shoulders with his Wilson Harris, with Edgar Mittelhozer, A. J.
Seymour and others. New Amsterdam, benefiting the 'cultural
matrix' of the old Dutch capital, was in the 1930s, a place of 'art,
painting, literature, music and poetry'.
His Demerara days (in the 1940s) were influenced by
Cheddi Jagan, Martin Carter, Wilson Harris, Sydney King and
others, days of resistance and literature. As an 'inveterate
wanderer', Carew was a painter and later actor under the
management of Sir Laurence Olivier. He worked as a
broadcaster, writer and editor for the BBC. While in the UK,
he also lectured on race relations at London University's Extra-
mural Department. He taught at many universities, including
Princeton, Rutgers, and Lincoln, and is Emeritus Professor of
African-American Studies at Northwestern University, where
he taught from 1973 to 1987. This writer, educator, thinker
and activist made his mark wherever he worked and lived in
Trinidad, London, Spain, Ghana, Canada, Mexico, the United
States Czechoslovakia, and France.
Many books of fiction are poorly disguised regurgitation of
writers' experiences, some drab, others very successful. 'The
Guyanese Wanderer' is successful in that the writer effectively made
fiction of the fact.

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

Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is now
available at bookstores, Guyenterprise Ltd.,
Castellani House and from the editor. Inside this
issue are two new literary competitions: 'Martin
Carter Essay Prize' and the 'Egbert Martin Poetry
Prize'. Also inside this issue
re features on noise nuisance, the rudeness of
being late, cricket for the visually impaired, the
impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music festival of
British Guiana, an introduction to weightlifting in
Guyana, and the resuscitation of Theatre Guild. The
main feature is the story of archiving in Guyana. A
section of this magazine is devoted to news and
literature from the Guy-aspora.


poetry, fiction, film-mak-
ing, music, theatre, offering
enormous civilised benefits.
There is an important rela-
tionship between how we use
this acquired English and the
development of Guyanese in-
tellectual and cultural quali-
ties. Our use of English will
only become helpful in rais-
ing local levels of under-
standing, reason, and con-
tentment within our lives, if
it learns from numerous cul-
tural sources, not just our
own ethnic cultural sources,
and the literature of En-
For example: For decades,
from the era of British Guiana
to Independence, half a dozen
bookstores in Georgetown, and
others out of the capital, pro-
vided Guyanese with the best
international literature from the
great cosmopolitan English Pub-
lishing House, Penguin Books of
London. Guyanese were able to
buy soft-cover editions
cheaply, 90 cents, 1.20, 1.50,
1.95 of the world's best clas-
sic and modern non-Anglo lit-
erature from places like Greece,
Italy, France, Spain, Belgium,
Holland, Denmark, Latin
America, China, Japan, Czecho-
slovakia, Germany, Russia, Por-
tugal, Ireland, Norway, South
Africa. These works were trans-
lated into English, but the vari-
ous styles of writing, tones of
voice, were not what one would
find in typical English Litera-
ture. This broad scope of learn-
ing and human experience avail-
able to Guyanese in these trans-
lated works, enriched their hu-
man sentiments, advanced their
ability to be reasonable, created
a sense of self-worth and plea-
sure in being culturally open-
minded, and in general, raised
the daily civilised behaviour of
literate people in the nation.
It was not necessary to read
such works in their original eth-
nic languages, since modem En-
glish with its multi-cultural vo-
cabulary, was able to translate
the stylistic tone of voice of
these non-Anglo works. Also,
for a Guyanese population that



The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons

to fill the following vacancy.


Full details including the requirements and job description for this position can be
obtained by accessing the Bank's website at www.bankofguvana.org.gy.
Application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to the Bank
not later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2008 and should be addressed to:
We regret that responses will not be sent to applicants who do not satisfy the Minimum
Qualification Requirements for this position.

is mostly non-European, it
would seem quite extraordinary
for them to emphasise learning
to read in Greek, Chinese, Rus-
sian, German etc, even French,
which are somewhat remote
from the three languages most
realistically suitable to
Guyanese: that is, English (be-
cause of its multi-cultural
sources), Portuguese and Span-
ish ,because of their linguistic
and human experience with Af-
rican/Oriental cultures which
settled and mixed in Spain and

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Portugal for centuries, and
lastly because of our presence
on the Latin American conti-
A drastic ignorance of the
beneficial role Westernised edu-
.cation and culture played in
providing ambition, wide
knowledge and contentment
across Guyanese society, com-
menced with the sudden self-de-
termination and zealous ethnic
egotism Independence inspired
since 1966.
It was a totally new expe-

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THE famous French novel that launched the modern tone
and style of visual writing, translated perfectly into
English by Alan Russell.

rience for Guyanese,and
fired up by political idealism,
Western colonialism and im-
perialism, was erroneously
confused with the largely in-
dependent human and criti-
cal stance modern Western
education and culture pro-
vided as experienced guid-
ance. Guyana began to en-
courage the immature view
that a total reliance only on
our own various ethnic cul-
tural traditions and beliefs
was sufficient for a contented
, progressive, and civilised so-
ciety and nation.
This attitude led to the
steep and dangerous decline of
literacy levels, and with it the
ability to reason well, the end
of local bookstores communicat-
ing the world's achievements,
the rejection of great beneficial
films from classic Hollywood
and European Studios relevant
to peacefully solving many
Guyanese social and personal
problems, the reduction of air-
play for calm, soothing, positive
Pop music, classical music, in-
strumental jazz and jazz vocals.
All of this need not be lost.
The opportunity for their re-
vival, and the return of high qual-
ity bookstores with used books
in good condition imported and
sold economically (a popular
business today in the US,
Canada, and Britain) remains
very possible locally.
It is time for Guyanese to
look back into the role
Westernised education and
culture played in their
nation's history, see the im-
portant achievements and pro-
gressive intellectual gains
they have allowed to fall to the
wayside, and pick up where
they left off about three de-
cades ago in their quest for a
civilised contentment begun
more than a century in our
past by the strength and hu-
mility of our forefathers.

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is seeking to recruit a suitably
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1995 Christmas Day victims of unlawful imprisonment get







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The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551-SY/GY
(USS29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the
proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the Fiscal
and Financial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-components

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

The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and oversight
capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (G(RA), the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the
National Assembly [Economic Services Committee (ESC) and Public Accounts
Committees (PAC) and the Public Procurement Colnmission (PPC)].

The PCU hereby invites tenders for the Printing and Binding of the following documents for
the National Assembly:

1. Standing Orders of the National Assembly of
2. Manual of Rules of Procedure and Operations of
Committees of the National Assembly
3. Manual of the Rules of Procedure, Practices and
S' convention used by Parliamentarians in the
'Condpct of the Business 6 the National \ssemnbl
4. Handbook for Members #f the National Assembly

The relevant details pertaining to the above-mentioned procurement can be uplifted as
Secretary/ Administrative Assistant
Program Execution Unit (PEU)
Fiscal and Financial Management Program
National Assembly
Telephone: 227-7026/27
Telefax: 225-1357
Email: ffmp_peu_nationalassembly@yahoo.com

You are required to submit a sample of 35 pages along with your bidding document.

A reference copy ofthe Standing Orders can he viewed at the Program Execution Unit
(PEU) Fiscal and Financial Management Program. National Assembly

Tenders should be addressed to the Clerk of the National Assembly and deposited in the
Tender Box located as follow:

The Parliament Office
Public Buildings
Brickdam, Stabroek

The closing date for submission of Tenders is on or before February 15, 2008

ON December 5, 2003, High
Court Judge, Mr. Jainarayan
Singh handed down a $2.1M
judgment in favour of Plain-
tiffs Ram Dyal, Winston
Bownauth and Kamal
Hussein, as compensation for
deprivation of their liberty on
Christmas Day, 1995.
Justice Singh was critical of
the defendants who, without
reasonable suspicion, had ar-
rested the plaintiffs without a
warrant and imprisoned them
for three days on the basis of a
mere allegation that they had
stolen an arc welding set from
the Guyana Sugar Corporation
The plaintiffs were never
charged but were released af-
ter the third day when the
imprisoned employees re-
turned to their work place at
Diamond Estate, and were re-
ceived with open arms by
their employers.
Contending that they had
suffered a complete deprivation
and restraint of their liberty
which constituted wrongful ar-
rest and false imprisonment, the
plaintiffs approached the Court
for redress.
They claimed that they had
suffered the indignity, disgrace
and humiliation of being locked
up, a loss of reputation and
physical discomfort which had

a deleterious effect on their
To show his disgust about
the deprival of liberty, the judge
quoted from a decision in a
Phillipine case which read:
"Liberty is not a gift of the
Government. Every human be-
ing is entitled to liberty. Lib-
erty is indivisible.
"Every person is free, save
only for the fetters of the law
that limit but do not bind him
unless he affronts the rights of
others, or offends the public
"Liberty is not derived
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from the sufferance of the Gov-
ernment or its magnanimity or
even from the constitution itself
which merely affirms but does
not grant it".
The facts of the case dis-
closed that on Xmas Day,
1995, two employees of Dia-
mond Estates, Guysuco, Ram
Dyal, foreman and welder and
Winston Bownauth, a Super-
numerary Constable of Dia-
mond Estate workshop, were
arrested and detained on the
basis of an allegation that
they stole an arc welding set
from the estate field work-
On Boxing Day, Kamal
Hussein, also a foreman of the
estate, was picked up by the
police on the same allegation.
Although they denied the al-
legation and the Police had no
reasonable suspicion that they
were the culprits, they were
kept in custody at the.Provi-
dence Police Station, without

any charge being laid until De-
cember 27, when they were re-
leased each on $5, 000.00 bail,
after giving exculpatory state-
ments to the police.
Upon release, the Plaintiffs
were ordered to report to the
station on specified dates.
They did so. In the mean-
time they were never charged
and returned to work at their
respective posts.
Subsequently their bail
money was returned to them by
the Police.
The defendants named by
the Plaintiffs in the action.
1. Detective Corporal
2. The Attorney General of
3. Leyland Munroe. of
Guysuco and
4. The Guyana Sugar Cor-
At the hearing of the action,
Attorney-at-law, Mr. Khemraj
Ramjattan represented the
plaintiffs, while Attorney Gen-
eral Mr. Doodnauth Singh, S.C.,
associated with Ms. Priya
Sabrina Sewnarine, appeared for
the Defendants, Detective Cor-
poral Gravesande and the Attor-
ney General.
The Attorney General had
submitted that the first and sec-
ond named Defendants con-
tended that the plaintiffs were
reasonably suspected of having
committed the criminal offence
of larceny and were therefore
arrested upon reasonable suspi-
cion of having committed the
criminal offence and were de-
tained for no longer than was
reasonably necessary for the
purpose of investigation by the
The Attorney General had
also said that the first-named
Defendant stated that he was at
the Police Station when he re-
ceived a report from the Dia-
mond Estate. He went with Mr.
Cooper and a party of police-
men to the Diamond Estate, in-
spected the workshop, and
made notes and measurements of
the workshop.
He observed tha"the e
Please see page XI


Approximately 3,000 acres of Prime Agricultural Rice and Coconut Lands at
Plantation Calcutta, Plantation Catherine, Plantation Abary, Plantation
Adventure, Plantation San Souci and adjacent lands all comprising the
Letter "T" Estates together with all buildings and erections thereon,
and rice mill.
Estate may be sold in its entirety or in parts thereof.
Individual sealed bids marked lid iol lr I3.eI r "'1" IllnI-i Liaiiutil'
must be sent by registered mail to:
Ramon Gaslin
Receiver / Manager
Letter "T" Estates Limited
75 Dennis Street
Closing Date and Time for submission of bids is Wednesday, 6th February,
2008, at 16:00 hours.
For further information please call 226-1787 or 613-5151
The Receiver / Manager reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid
without assigning reasons.

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Sunday Chronicle February 3, 2008

ae II



Part One


CHILD molestation is the ul-
timate banality of any soci-
ety; any right thinking hu-
man. It must be understood
as a disease and merely as a
crime; to be recognized, de-
fined and treated individually
and socially.
According to the Encyclo-
pedia and Dictionary of Medi-
cine Nursing and Allied Health,
a pedophile is one with an ab-
normal fondness for children;
sexual activity of adults with
children. A child is someone
from infancy to puberty. The
adult may be a parent, a custo-
dian or even a stranger. Puberty
is evident with pubic hair, beard,
etc. in boys and menarche, en-
larged breasts, etc. in girls.
Ssexual abuse of children is
a sexual dysfunction or known
as Sexual and Identity Disorder,
once called the "psycho-sexual
disorder". According to the Di-
agnostic and Statistical Manual-
Four Revised {DSM IV, R},
there are six sexual disorders and
one gender identity disorder:
Sexual Desires, Sexual Arousal,
Orgasm Desires, Sexual Pain,
Sexual Dysfunction due to gen-
eral medical condition and
Paraphilias. Under Paraphilias
are listed nine categories, hallu-
cinations, exhibitionism or ex-
posing oneself, fetishism, pedo-
philia, etc.
"Paraphilia comes from the
Greek meaning "along side of"

and "love of', and is the invol-
untary and repeated need for
unusual or bizarre imagery, acts
or objects to induced sexual ex-
citement. "Pedo" .in Greek
means "a child". "Pedophilia"
literally means "love of a child".
It has now become the abuse of
a child sexually, socially and
criminality. It involves:
a. Inanimate objects.
b. Suffering, humiliation
or sexual activity with non-con-
senting partners.
To be diagnosed under this
condition,'it must be in existence
for six months or more. The
cause is not clearly understood
but almost always occurs in
men. To be diagnosed, the per-
petrator'must be age 16 or
A pedophile generally en-
gages in petting or oral/genital
stimulation. Physical aggres-
sions against the children are
rare. However, the publicity
and the public perception are
related to murderous violence.
These are men who are usually
mild mannered and innocuous
appearing men with profound
feelings of masculine inad-
SThe problem of pedo-
philia is that the public per-
ception and image of the in-
dividual and labeled as "mo-

lester", which means "one
who annoys or disturbs with
hostile intent or injurious ef-
fect". Because the victims.
are children and helpless,
there is.public outcry, even if
tangentially related to these
incidents. The subject of pe-
Sdophilia is discussed with
great deal of emotion and an-
ger. Any individual or group
will find support for its eradi-
cation or "Stamp Out".
Even in prisons, child molest-
ers are in the lowest rank of
'prisoners, well below mur-
ders and rapists.
While some Paraphilias are
impulsive {such as exhibition-
ism}, others such as pedophilia,
are planned. In pedophilia, the
erotic stimulus with a prepu-
bescent child, generally age thir-
teen or below,,, with same or
opposite sex. There a'e three
types of pedophiliac:
"a. Those attracted to
same sex.
b. Those attracted to
opposite sex.
c. Those exclusively {or
non-exclusively} attracted to
These categories need to be
properly understood, because it
may be confused with acts
committed by the mentally re-
tarded, psychotics, sociopaths,
or molesters who impulsively
approach children while under
the influence of alcohol.
Psychoanalyst Sigmund
Freud describes sexual iden-
tity and growth in male and
females as Oedipus Complex.
Later Carl Jung-used the
* Electra Complex to describe
girls' sexual feeling for her
father. This is the stage
where a boy first.identifies

sexual feelings towards a fe-
male, in this case to his
mother. The mother, in turn,
will nurture the boys' sexual
attachment by hugging him,
agreeing to marry him, etc.
These intra-psychic aspects of
psychosexupa, maturation
helps the boy grow sexually
and appropriately. It must be
noted that these are not nec-
essarily biological parents
but psychological parents,-
since any one can take the
place of the parent, e.g. an
aunt, an older sister or even
a caring neighbor. With,
growth the boy or girls will
extend same emotions and
sexual feelings from parents
to friends of same and/or op-
posite sex; an age appropriate


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I s Guyana Revenue Authority
Head, Corporate Services

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

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

Corporate Administration
Information Technology
Legal Services
S Human Resotirces Management
Project Management and
Corporate Communication

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

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

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

SThe Commissioner-General
SGuyana Revenue Authority
357 Laiaha and East Streets


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Chief School's Welfare Officer

Senior School's Welfare Officer

Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department,.
Ministry of Education 21 Brickdam

Applications on Public Service,Commission no.31 forms should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26 Brickdam, Stabroek

Closing date is February 08. 2008.

2/1/2008. 6:04 PM

Page VII


ISunday hrie er


THE dentist, besides being
Involved with pulpal and pe-
Sriapical disease, is very much
, involved with the detection of
oral cancer.
(r al cancer is the sixth
most common cancer in the
world. Studies show oral cancers
are more common than leuke-
mia, melanoma, and cancers of
the brain, liver, kidney, stomach,

: cancer

thyroid, ovary or cervix. Each
year in the Guyana it is esti-
mated that oral cancer strikes
100 people, with a five year di-
agnosed, 90 percent occurrence
in the over 40 years,age group,
and males are affected more fre-
quently than females. Statistics
further show 95 percent of all
oral cancer is squamous cell car-
cinoma, which is related to to-

bacco use.
Part of the reason oral can-
cer has such a poor prognosis
;is that more than half of the can-
cers have metastasized (spread)
fat the time of diagnosis. Detect-
ing oral cancer early is the key.
As an example, one type of oral
cancer, when treated while the
cancer is still less than half inch
I in diameter, has a survival rate





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
1. Rehabilitation construction of roads
2. Rehabilitation Construction of Building
3. Construction of Bridges
4. Drainage & Irrigation works
5. Masonry and carpentry ( Small Worksi

about 60 percent.
The same cancer, if not
treated until it is double that
size, reduces the patient's sur-
vival rate to only 15 percent on
the average. When diagnosed,
surgery is usually required with
follow-up radiation and chemo-
therapy treatments. Many times
the surgery is disfiguring, and
the radiation and chemotherapy
therapy can cause severe com-
Major risk factors for oral
cancer include the use of to-
bacco products (smoking and
chewing), the use of alcohol,
and exposure to the sun (lip
cancer), dietary factors, and
exposure to carcinogens in
,the workplace. All parts of the
oral cavity are affected by oral
cancer: tongue, lips, floor of
the mouth, soft palate, ton-
sils, back of throat and sali-
vary glands. Oral cancers
most frequently occur on the
lips (usually the lower lip).
This is probably from chronic
exposure to the sun, and is
especially prevalent with
people with a light complex-
ion. The tongue is the second
most affected site. These. can-
cers occur most often on the
sides and on the back two
thirds of the tongue. The
floor of the mouth is the third
most affected site. Cancers on
the floor of the mouth and
the tongue are the most ag-
gressive and results in the
highest death rates, because
the cancers here spread most
frequently to the lymph
nodes and then to other parts
of the body.
The gingival (gums), roof of
the,mouth, and the inside of the
cheeks are less frequently af-
fedted. But oral cancers cer-
tainly can and do occur there.
'It is estimated that 75 per-
cent of all oral and pharyngeal
cancers are caused by excessive.
smoking and heavy consump-

The Dentist Advises
.i/ a I.all .

tion of alcohol, especially when
the habits go together. It is felt
by most authorities that alcohol
promotes the effects of cancer
producing agents found in to-
\ Smokeless tobacco ( which
is not so common in Guyana)
is i dangerous substance that
has, been proven to cause oral
!can er. In addition, it has also
'been proven in numerous heart
,attacks, high blood pressure,
strokes and kidney diseases.
S Dental health professionals
ilave the greatest opportunity to
I identify oral cancer while it is
Sasymptomatic, innocuous, and
unsuspected. Patients who
smoke and drink alcohol can
Visit my clinic for a free cancer
examination at least every six
months. It only takes about two
minutes to do an oral cancer
exam. When examining inside the
South, the dentist usually
wraps gauze around the tongue
and pulls it forward. He then
feels and looks at the tissue un-
Sder the tongue and inside the
cheeks for texture or color
'changes, bleeding, lesions,
masses, ulcerations, lymphad-
enopathy (swollen lymph
When I was in California
(ast October, attending the
American Dental Association
i6eeting, the FDA announced
tPat it was currently review-
ihg a new diagnostic system
called OraScan that is being
developed by Zila Pharma-
ceuticals. This system incor-
porates a series of oral rinse
solutions to enhance .the vi-
sdalization of abnormal tis-
s6e. The disclosing agent

leaves areas of unhealthy
cells clearly defined in blue,
allowing disease to be diag-
nosed in its early, more treat-
able stages. A dentist can
complete the OraScan diag-
nostic proceutre in less than
five minuteslas an adjunct to
a routine checkup.
However, you the patient
can look for!these other warn-
ing signs:
1. A soro on the lips, gum,
or inside theimouth that bleeds
easily and does not heal within
two weeks.
2. A lump or thickening in
the cheek that can be felt with
the tongue.; ji
3. A numbness or loss of
feeling in any. part of the mouth.
4. Soreness in the mouth or
a feeling that something is
caught in the throat with no
known cause.
5. A white or red patch on .
the gums, tongue, or inside the
6. Difficulty in chewing or
swallowing food

The value of self exami-
nation is strictly for screen-
ihg purposes. When ques-
tions arise, your dentist is the
best source of information
about any suspicious sores in
and around the mouth and
neck areas. If your dentist
feels you have a suspicious
lesion he will probably do a
biopsy. This involves taking a
tissue specimen from the af-
fected area and sending it to
a pathologist so he can exam-
ine it under a microscope to
determine the cells present
in the area.

Lot B furniture (School)
6. Construction of Desk and Benclhes; etc.

Lot C Services
7. Termite Treatment Services
IHygiene Services (SANITEX)

Lot D Consultancy Services
9. Roads
10. Buildings
11.- Bridges
12. I)rainage and Irrigation Works

Contractors/Consultants are required to submit at ti time of 'tdering the following:
I. Covering letter identifying the compad, .
2. General background of the Company long with a copy of a vaid business
registration of the company. .
3. List of machinery and equipment owned or lease ity the company.
4. Details of similar works undertaken hb the Company over the last (5) years
including authentication.
5. Financial Statement for the last three f3) years and accessible credit facilities.
6. Valid Certificates of Compliance from, the Guyana Revenue Authority and
National Insurance Scheme.

Prc-qualification documents may be obtained fromn ihc Secretary Regional Tendecr Bo!ard; Region
No. 10 from January 12. 2008 at a non-refiuidable fee of one thousand dollars' (S 100)
Contractors rnust qualify for each lot separately. Applications should be in a sealed envelope.
bearing no idcniity ofl he Contrac.tor and should indicate on the top. efti hand corner Lo
Tendering for..." and address to the "( chairman Regional Tender Board, Region t10 and
deposited in the lender Box at the Regional Administrative Office. I o Republic A\ enue.
Mackenzie. Linden, on or before February 6. 2008 at 10:00hrs. Contractors or tlieir
repr.eentative may he present at the opening,

Mr. Henry Rodney
Regional Executive Officer'
Region # 10

Wi Esha r Market Ativities

Friday, JauswMry 25, 2. Thursday, January 31, 2008
S.. in Rate S ain arte
Biank of Ban(a 2 (00) 20tt0o 206 00 206,00
ank of Nova Scoti 192.<0 196.00 202 00 20600
Citizens Bank 198.0 2.0000 24 00 205.25
Ik-nmrara fank i .197 00 19900 20200 203.00
GBTI 195I00 \ 195 00 204.00 20600
RBli. 200,00 \ 200,00 204.00 206.00
k A\va \897. 3 .3j 2l 7 (I05I 3x

Nonbank Cambios As (5 lare-st :20( 60 203 72

iloti Weighted Acvrage t-xchange Rate: VIS1 00 (i$202 75

B, Cfnadian D)oliar
....ank w r . !... .. '.. .. ..7 1 .-.
161k .-V 1 53rV" .. 190 S

C. Pound Sterlini

ank. Av.rageI 5ft 2 ", 43 396 I O? "-

I). Euro

fta i..r.'ag .'4 .. .2 0 26 .'i; .4o

'F. Selected' Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR SS (,. Prime Rate
S Rates Loidon inrtebank. Offlrcd
Rate tor 'ed .hl J 2L 200
H 1S (is 2.81
lIos,$ (SH).841 6 months, 1 63?75' I 5(6 'f
J$ (i 4 45 I .%ear 2 8062; < it aitna tgti 1i.8(P%
CI.S (is6786
B lic$S (S 94 85
Source: International Department, Bank of (;uana.

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unday Chronicle February 3, 2008

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Responses to last week
Exercise 1
1 To live from hand to mouth.
2 To flog a dead horse.
3 To get into hot water.
4 To blow ones own trumpet.
5 To show the white feather.
6 To tie the long bow.

7 To take the bull by the horns.
8 To keep it in the dark.
9 To be a wet blanket.
10 To make a clean breast of it.

Exercise 2
1 To feather ones nest.
2 To smell the rat.
3 To blow ones own trumpet.
4 To be at loggerheads
5 To give him a cold shoulder.
6 To make a mountain out of
a mole hill

1. (C) exhausted 2. (A) the road was dangerous because it was narrow
3. (C) the leafy cover 4. (C) unbelievable

Exercise 3
1. administrator
3. offender
5. supervisor
7. driver
9. sweeper

2. adviser
4. ruler
6. farmer
8. promoter
10. teacher.

tastes similar to their own.
3. It is unwise to reckon your gains (c ) Birds of feathers flock
until you actually get them. together
4. People who have nothing in their heads (d) When things seems gloomy
talk more there is always hope.
5. Every cloud has a silver lining. (e) Don't count your chickens
before they are hatched.

Many years ago, before our grandparents were born. slaves worked on the plantations in the West

In order to get these slaves, men from Europe went to Africa to raid the villages. They separated
families and took away men, women and children. Sometimes. slaves would be sold to Europeans by
their African masters. The people who were captured were very unhappy. They were chained together
and made to walk to the ships on the coast.

They had to walk through jungles and across rivers, so the journey was often long and hard. Many
died before they reached the coast.

Those Africans who survived the journey to the seaports were packed like animals into the holds
of the slave ships. Since they had to travel thousands of miles, many died before they reached the
West Indies.

Exercise 4
1. absence 3. arrogance 5. acquaintance
2. abundance 4. attendance 6. assistance

Let us now look at Proverbs.
A proverb is a short wise saying which has been in popular use for hundreds of years

Learn these proverbs and their meanings then answer the questions.

Proverbs Meanings

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Whoever helps you when you are in
want is a true friend.
Honesty is the best policy It is wise to be honest in all your
A stitch in time saves nine. Repairs to any damage now will save
bigger repairs later.
A rolling stone gathers no moss. A person who never settles down
neither learns nor acquires anything.
Strive while the iron is hot. Carry out your plans when
conditions are favourable.
Necessity is the mother of invention. When something must be done ways
and means of doing it will be found.
Charity begins at home. Be kind to relatives before showing
kindness to strangers.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce One person should be entitled to the
for the gander. same treatment as another.
Every cloud has a silver lining. However dark the present may seem
the future holds something brighter.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the It is wiser to accept an opportunity
bush. now than to depend on an
opportunity you may have in the

Exercise 1
Complete the proverb
1. A friend in need
2. Charity begins
3. Look before you
4. A stitch in time
5. A rolling stone
6. Every cloud
7. Honesty is the
8. Necessity is the of invention.
9. Its never too
10. A bird in the is worth two in the bush.

Exercise 2

Match these

1. Cut your coat according to your cloth (a) Empty barrel makes the most

2. People mix with those who have

(b) Live within your means.

1. The slaves who worked on the plantations came from
(a) Europe
(b) towns
(d) the West Indies

2. People became slaves
(a) when they reached the West Indies.
(b) while they worked on their plantation.
(c ) when they were separated from their families.

3. Which of the following DOES NOT tell us that slaves were treated unkindly?
(a) separated from their families.
(b) chained together.
(c ) encouraged to go to the West Indies.
(d) packed together like animals on the ship.

4. Before they reached the West Indies many slaves were
(a) reunited with their families
(b) dead
(c ) properly treated.
(d) happy

5. Which of the following statements according to the passage is NOT
(a) The villages were far from the coast.
(b) All slaves were captured in raids.
(c) Both males and females were made slaves.
(d) Only some slaves reached the West Indies.

Exercise 3
Select the word which is similar in meaning
1. intoxicated 2. comprehend
drunk fear
unconscious understand
sober pretend

3. eminent

5. demonstrate

7. melancholy

4. loathe

6. interior

8. penetrate

Exercise 4
Choose a simpler word in place of each word in bold type.
Forbidden try smell unwilling

1. The lorry came to an abrupt stop.

2. Jack was most reluctant to leave school.

3. Smoking in offices is prohibited.

4. We will endeavour to deliver the packages today.

5. The odour of fried chicken came from the restaurant.


Until next week. Continued to be good disciplined children

2/1/2008, 6:07 PM

i'aPe IX





Responses to last week
Exercise 1
1. (a) 10
2. (a) 90%
3. 10%

(b) 80 (c) $600
(b) 36 pupils
4. 66.6% 5. 108 workers

Percentage loss = 15/75 x 100/1
= 20%
Observe the examples above carefully. Check to determine the percentage of loss or gain.

To find the percentage Loss or Profit it is:

Exercise 2.
1. $1 200.00

Exercise 3.
1.(a) 25%
2. 50%,

Exercise 4

2. 50 km

3. 1 000 litres 4. 500g

(b) 20% (c) 20%
3. 121/2 or 12.5% 4. 48% 5. 10%

1. 11 -g
2. $52-.00
3.48 eggs

5. 156 kg
6. 432 pineapples

Exercise 5.
1. (a) $300.00
2. (a) $3 750.00
3. $1 600.00

(b) $1 200.00
(b) $11 250.00
4. $7 200.00

5. $64 000.00

Exercise 2.
Complete the table. The first is done for you
Numbers 1 to 4

This week we are going to look at Profit and Loss.
To understand the two terms you must be aware of two other terms, that is, "Cost Price" and
"Selling Price"

As the term implies Cost Price is how much you pay for an item. The Selling Price is how much
you have sold an item for.
eg: A Shopkeeper bought a pen for $50.00 and sold it for $70.00
(a) What is the Cost Price for the pen?
(b) What is the Selling Price for the pen?
Cost Price is $50.00
Selling Price is $70.00

If the Cost Price (CP) is less than the
Selling Price, there is a profit or gain
If the Cost Price is more than the
Selling Price (SP) then there is a loss

In the example did the Shopkeeper make a profit or a loss? Yes, he has made a profit.
How much is his profit or gain?
Profit or Gain = SP CP
SP = $70.00
CP = $50.00
Profit or Gain = $(70 50)
= $20.00

Exercise 1.
Find the Profit or Loss. Complete the table.

Cost Selling Price Profit or Amt. of
Price $ Loss Profit or
$ $ Loss $
20 16
310 335
525 3 500
1 570 1420
18005 18 550

Profit or Loss percentage
eg: 1. The cost price of a pen is $40.00 and the selling price is $60.00. What is the loss or profit


Percentage profit

= $40.00
= $60.00
= ($60 $40)
= $20.00
= 20/40 x 100/1
= 50%

eg: 2
the cost price of a chocolate is $75.00. The shopkeeper sold it for $60.00. What is the gain or loss
CP of chocolate = $75.00
SP = $60.00

Loss on sale is

= ($75 $ 60)
= $15.00

Cost Price Selling Profit or Amt. Profit %age Profit
Price Loss or Loss or Loss
$50.00 $40.00 Loss $10.00 26%
$100.00 $125.00
$550.00 $500.00
$10000.00 $10500.00

Solve the following problems.
5. A Tailor buys a piece of cloth for $1 250.00 and sells it for $1 400.00. Find the Tailor's gain
6. A wooden Stool was bought for $4 800,00 and sold for $4 000.00. Find the loss percentage.

Let us now move on to Simple Interest
Simple Interest (SI) is the amount of interest you pay when you borrow money.


The percentage on Simple Interest is calculated annually (each year)

eg 1: Find the Simple Interest on $300.00 for 3 years at 4% per annum.


Where P = $300.00 R = 4% T = 3 years
SI = 300 x4 x 3
= $36.00

eg 2: A man deposited $14 000.00 at the Bank. The interest was 3% per annum. How much inter-
est will he receive after 8 months?
Where P = $14 000.00 R =3% T = 8/12

SI= 14000 x 3 x 8
100 x12
= $280.00

Try these.
Exercise 3.
1. Find the Simple Interest on $40.00 for 5 years at 10% per annum.
2. What is the Simple Interest on $1 600.00 at 4% for 5 years?
3. Find the Simple Interest on $75 000.00 for 6 Years at 3% per annum.
4. What would $56 000.00 amount to in 5 years at 5% per annum?
5. Find the Simple Interest on $420 000.00 for 5 years at 10% per annum.

Next week we will continue on Simple Interest. God Bless!!

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Where: SI is Simple Interest

P is the Principal or the amount of money

R is the Rate or the percentage of interest

T is the Time you will take to repay the money


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cables in the workshop were cut. He stated that he received certain information and as a
result of the he arrested the Plaintiffs who were three of several suspects.
The Attorney General had cited the Police Act, Chapter 16:01 Section 16 (1) which provides thus

"It shall be lawful for any member of the Force to arrest without a warrant -
(a) any person who commits in his view an offence
punishable either upon indictment or upon summary
conviction; or
(b) any person whom any other person charges with
having committed a felony or misdemeanor ; or
(c) any person whom any other person -
(i) suspects of having committed a felony or misdemeanor, or
(ii) charges with having committed an offence punishable on summary conviction,"
(iii) any person whom he has good cause to suspect of having committed or being about to com-
mit any felony, misdemeanor or breach of the peace..."
The Attorney General submitted that the fact that the first named defendant arrested the Plaintiffs
in exercise of his powers under statute is not in dispute. The sole issue to be decided therefore is
whether at the time of the arrest the first named Defendant had reasonable grounds for the suspicion
which he undoubtedly entertained.
Reacting to the submissions by the Attorney General, Mr. Ramjattan said that there was
no doubt that after the generator was discovered missing and a report was made to the police,
those at Guysuco who were in charge, like Leland Munroe, jumped to certain conclusions.
One such conclusion was obviously that those employees at the workshop were involved in
stealing the generator.
Munroe, saying as he did, during the interrogation of all three Plaintiffs and constantly speaking to
Policeman Gravesande, is obviously the prime mover behind the false imprisonment of the Plaintiffs.
Gravesande himself said from information received and obviously it is from Munroe in these circum-
stances, he arrested and detained the Plaintiffs.
Mr. Ramjattan went on to submit that the Court could not be satisfied that Gravesande had rea-
sonable grounds or reasonable suspicion.
And, he added, "Gravesande said that he arrested the Plaintiffs on the basis of certain
information he received. As a matter of fact, in cross-examination by me he arrested on this
information seven suspects, searched their homes and found nothing. Quite strangely, the
supervisor in charge of the workshop was never arrested as he testified under cross-examina-
"Further Gravesande was quite evasive as to why he never charged any of these suspects. He did
not want to state that it was because he had no evidence.
"Gravesande was very selfish about what this 'certain information received' was. To hide behind
this curtain must not be the basis for establishing reasonable suspicion. It would result in every po-
liceman chanting this mantra; and by chanting this mantra, realizing an exculpation of liability for wrong-
ful arrest and false imprisonment.

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I am an employee working for 10 years with a company. I was involved
in an Industrial injury which was reported to my Supervisor. I saw a
Doctor, submitted medical and received full salary. How can I get
Disability Benefit if my employer never submitted my medical to NIS? .,

NIS will definitely need the Ib1 (Notice of Accident/Statement of
Earnings Form) from your employer. Nothing can be done without this.
Your Supervisor should have reported and recorded your accident,and
your employer should have submitted the relevant documents to NIS
regardless of whether or not you received full salary or else.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
c/o Dianne Lewis Baxter ..
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
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"What Gravesande had based on what was told him, was 'mere suspicion', a hunch, an instinct
which cannot be explained. It was not reasonable suspicion', which must involve a concrete basis and
which can be evaluated objectively.
"Gravesande never wanted to be transparent with the Court. This is why he never shifted from
his position of merely repeating 'I arrested on certain information received". When the proceeding is
for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, a policeman must lay out what this information was, so
that a Court of law will know whether indeed his suspicions were reasonable. He must not hold it
close to his chest and leave the Court to speculate.
"Obviously, when Gravesande realized he had no basis to arrest, and the plaintiffs were
maintaining their innocence, he quickly released them. Their release was not based on any
new development. What this means was that their original arrest was not based on reasonable
ground", Ramjattan had said.
The judge, agreeing with the submissions by Mr. Ramjattan for the Plaintiffs found the defendants
liable and granted them damages as claimed.
The Plaintiff Ram Dyal was awarded $750,000.00 compensation with $35, 000.00 costs.
The Plaintiff Winston Bownauth got $750, 000 compensation with $35, 000.00 costs.
The Plaintiff Kamal Hussein who was arrested on Boxing Day instead of Xmas Day, was
granted $500, 000.00 compensation with $35, 000.00 costs making it a grand total of $2, 105,


"Support for the Implementation of the Strategic
Development Plan of the Audit Office of Guyana"

The Audit Office of Guyana (AOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Developinent Bank (IDB) via. an Agreement signed on September
17, 2007, to support the implementation of the strategic development plan.

More specifically, the aim is to assist the AOG in further enhancing its
technical and operational capacity by:

(a) Enhancing professional audit practices and standards;
(b) Improving critical support systems to enhance operational
(c) Institutionalizing best practices and skill transfer for
sustainability; and
(d) Create stakeholder awareness of the oversight role of the

The Audit Office of Guyana invites eligible individuals from Guyana and
any IDB member country to submit their expressions of interest which
must include a. detailed curriculum vitae or resume, expected costs and
details of work in similar disciplines for the following consultancies:

Consultancy 1: Diagnostic Study of Registry
Consultancy 2: Finance and Accounting
Consultancy 3: Public Awareness

Interested eligible applicants may obtain electronic or hard copies of the
terms of references and further information at the following address:

Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana
63 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel No 592-227-1061
Fax No 592-226-7257
Email: auditoffice10200'utaudit.org. v

Expressions of interest must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no
identification of the applicant, on the outside and must be clearly marked
on the top, right-hand corner, 'The Consultancy Number and its
description for which the application is being submitted'. The envelopes
should be addressed to:

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

All expression of interests is to be deposited in the Tender Box at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board of the above
address not later than 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

Tenders would be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and
Tenderers or their authorised Representatives may be present to observe
the opening of Tenders at the Ministry of Finance.

Project Co-ordinator
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guvana
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon

What you should not share

with your co-workers

It's happened to everyone before. The constant flow of words
that just keep coming, long after you've made your point (if
there ever was one) and even longer after people stopped car-
ing. The kind of gibberish that just won't stop unless some-
one else starts talking. The type of chatter that inevitably ends
with you wishing you'd put a sock in it.
Yes, verbal diarroeha is never a good thing but it can be worse
in some places more than others. Like the workplace.
There are certain things co-workers need not know about each

other your baby-making plans and stomach issues, for example -
but some folks just can't seem to keep their mouths shut.
Some people talk to hear the sound of their own voice; others
share because they don't really have a life and, by revealing details
you'd rather not know, they create the illusion of one. Then there
is the person who believes gossip, even about them, creates instant
emotional intimacy. It doesn't.
Because people spend more time at the office with co-workers
than anywhere (or anyone) else, some workers have trouble draw-

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently conducting a House-to-House Registration exercise which
will conclude on JULY 4, 2008.

Who Can Register.
Anyone who will be 14 years or older by 30' June, 2008, and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, is eligible for registration during
this House-to-Hfouse Registration exercise.

How To Apply For Registration:
Ensure that you are at home when the GECOM Registration Team visits. Appropriate public announcements
will be made at the local level prior to the visit of a Registration Team to your immediate locality.
You must be in possession of the following source documents as might be necessary to support your
application for registration:-

i. Original Birth Certificate issued by the General Register Office or a valid Guyana Passport'
ii. Original Marriage Certificate (and original birth certificate) in the case of a name change by way of
iii. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate in the case of any change of name by Deed Poll.
iv. Original Naturalization Certificate issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and original birth
certificate/valid passport in the case of naturalization. Evidence (photocopy/duplicate) of an
application having been made for naturalization will not be accepted.

Baptismal Certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or documents from Priests,
Elders, Head Masters, Village Captains/Touchous and Justices of the Peace, nor existing ID Cards, WILL NOT
be acceptable as source documents for registration.

All persons who will be eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting documents)
above stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during the House-to-House Registration exercise.

Give only true and correct information to the Registration Clerk. It is an offence that is punishable by law to
give false information for registration.
Ensure that your photograph and all of your fingerprints are taken by the Registration Clerk.
On completion, your application and photograph will be forwarded to the GECOM Secretariat for
completion of the Registration process.

Persons who are registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise will be included in the new
National Register of Registrants Database. If you are not registered, a National Identification Card will not be issued
to you.



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ing the line between business and friendship, says Susan Solovic,
co-founder and CEO of SBTV.com, and author of three books, in-
cluding "Reinvent Your Career: Attain the Success You Desire and
"It's a social environment as well as a work environment.
However, you must remember while you can be friendly and
develop a good rapport, business is business and friendship is
Most workers don't realize that what they say has as much
impact on their professional images as what they wear, Lopeke
says. People who say too much, about themselves or others, can
be seen as incompetent, unproductive and unworthy of professional
To avoid your next case of verbal diarroeha, here are
13 things to never share or discuss with your co-work-
1. Salary information
What you earn is between you and Human Resources. Disclosure
indicates you aren't capable of keeping a confidence.
2. Medical history
Nobody really cares about your aches and pains, your latest op-
eration, your infertility woes or the contents of your medicine cabi-
net. To your employer, your constant medical issues make you seem
like an expensive, high-risk employee.
3. Gossip
Whomever you're gossiping with will undoubtedly tell others what
you said. Plus, if a co-worker is gossiping with you, most likely he
or she will gossip about you.
4. Work complaints
Constant complaints about your workload, stress levels or the com-
pany will quickly make you the kind of person who never gets
invited to lunch. If you don't agree with company policies and pro-
cedures, address it through official channels or move on.
5. Cost of purchases
The spirit of keeping up with the Joneses is alive and well in the
workplace; but you don't want others speculating on the lifestyle
you're living -or if you're living beyond your salary bracket.
6. Intimate details
Don't share intimate details about your personal life. Co-workers
can and will use the information against you.
7. Politics or religion
People have strong, passionate views on both topics. You may alien-
ate a co-worker or be viewed negatively in a way that could impact
your career.
8. Lifestyle changes
Breakups, divorces and baby-making plans should be shared only
if there is a need to know. Otherwise, others will speak for your
capabilities, desires and limitations on availability, whether there is
any truth to their assumptions or not.
9. Blogs or social networking profile
What you say in a social networking community or in your per-
sonal blog may be even more damaging than what you say in per-
son. Comments online can be seen by multiple eyes. An outburst
of anger when you are having a bad day ... can blow up in your
10. Negative views of colleagues
If you don't agree with a co-worker's lifestyle, wardrobe or pro-
fessional abilities, confront that person privately or keep it to your-
self. The workplace is not the venue for controversy.
11. Hangovers and wild weekends
It's perfectly fine to have fun during the weeketid, but don't talk
about your wild adventures on Monday. That information can make
you look unprofessional and unreliable.
12. Personal problems and relationships in and
out of the office
Failed marriages and volatile romances spell instability to an em-
ployer. Office romances lead to gossip and broken hearts, so it's
best to steer clear. The safest way to play is to follow the rule.
'Never get your honey where you get your money.
13. Off-color or racially charged comments
You can assume your co-worker wou)LidI' he ollended or wouLld
think something is funny, but you might he wrong. Never take that
risk. Furthermore, even if you know for certain your colleague
wouldn't mind your comment, don't lalk about it at work. Others
can easily overhear.

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By Linda Rutherford

It's a tough sell any way you
look at it, whether from the
standpoint of the prospective
buyer or the merchant given
its prohibitive cost, but
Sophia residents are taking
the bull by the horns and
buying into renewable en-
ergy in a way that's not just
pleasantly surprising but
heartening as well.
According to Peter
Bouchard of Eagle Resources, a
company that has been in op-
eration here since the early 90s,
Sophia residents rank among his
biggest customers.
"Sophia is a good customer
of ours; a lot of people there buy
our products. Sophia is a suc-
cess story," he told the Sunday
Chronicle last Monday follow-
ing the opening of a five-day
exhibition espousing the virtues
of renewable energy at the
Uftana Yana, courtesy of the
Governments of Guyana and
Germany, and the St Lucian-
based Caribbean Renewable En-
ergy Development Programme
By success, he means the 30
to 40 systems "of various sorts"
he has been able to sell to the
community in the 14 years he's
been doing business with resi-
dents there. At a minimum of
$160,000 and $70,000 apiece
for a wind-generated and solar-
powered unit respectively, this
is saying quite a lot for a noto-
riously troubled community
where crime of every aspect is
rife, and where the only preten-
sion to affluence is a handful of
residents living in 'C' Field', or
'Nurses' Quarters' as that par-
ticular area is popularly known.
Named after Sophia
Charlotte, the German-born
queen consort of King
George III: Yes! The great-
great-great grand-daddy of
today's Queen Elizabeth II,
the community of Sophia be-
gan as a squatter settlement,
reputedly "the largest in the
country" at the time, back in
the early 90s when a number
of economic factors, not least
of which was the acute short-
age of housing, which was
compounded by the high cost
of rental, drove people to take
matters into their own hands
and seek alternative means
of shelter anywhere they
could, even if it meant occu-
pying government lands.
At the time, the area in
question, we're told, was a veri-
table swamp having outlived its
usefulness as a thriving agricul-
tural spread that had at one time
or the other been under rice.
City Mayor, Mr Hamilton
Green, who was part of the ad-
ministration in power at the
time, said, however, that as far
as he knew, that area had never
been intended for housing in the
first place; that rather it had
been earmarked for an urban ag-
ricultural drive being pushed by
the then regime.
Today, the landscape has
changed significantly as it has
since been regularized into nine
distinct geographic areas, offi-
cially referred to as 'The Sophia
Zone', and comprises close to
5,000 house-lots. It is also home
to an estimated 25,000 or more
people. That's an average of five

or so persons to a house-lot.
But for all the squalor and
negativity associated with the
area, Bouchard, whose com-
pany was contracted to pilot a
government-led electrification
project in four select hinterland
communities, is adamant that
he's never had problems with

payment with clients from that
neighbourhood, and that neither
has he ever had cause to replace
a unit because of theft or van-
dalism. The company, we un-
derstand, has a fool-proof alli-
ance with several local banks
through which loan arrange-
ments can be made if a prospec-

tive client does not have ready
cash to make a purchase.
Most tend to go for the
wind-generated systems, he
said, but from the little we saw
during a brief visit to the area
last Wednesday, it would appear
that a far sight more people than
he thought were opting for so-

lar systems, even though they
are lots more expensive. And the
reason he may not have known
this, we surmise, is because
there are a number of other
players in the game, one of
which is Farfan & Mendes. And,
like him, they too have been in
the 'renewable energy business'

for quite some time now.
Going on 10 years, says
Martin Carto, who is assis-
tant manager of the
company's alternative energy
division, and to whom we also
spoke on the first dcy of the

Please turn to page XVI

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Are you the holder of a Bachelors Degree from the University of Guyana or a
Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation is inviting suitably qualified persons, to join our
Management Trainee Program. We are currently searching for suitably qualified
people to be included in our Management trainee programme for the year 2008.
The programme offers a rapid career progression, which will maximize and reward
your potential.

The Candidate
This is your opportunity if you are:
-Ateam player with good analytical and problem solving skills
Results oriented.
Interested in developing a professional management career in this
Industry and,
Prepared to work under pressure.

The Training
Those selected will be exposed to a period of two or three years of training
(depending upon your qualifications) in order to understand the operations of the
corporation. This will be done through classroom and on the job sessions,
attachments and work related activities.

The Process
Selection for the program will be done objectively through a rigorous evaluation
procedure. Those selected will be paid the stipend applicable to trainees for the
duration of the training. Participants who successfully complete the programme will
be appropriately placed in vacant managerial positions. Unsuccessful participants
will be reverted to their substantive positions and conditions.

Applications with detailed CVs should be sent to:

The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.

Or: E-mailed to, .2:,oiyment g :: ..;o .".' / Jhi', u.y, u yL.:c .com

In either case you should submit your own e-mail address. Applications should be
submitted no later than February 29, 2008.

For further information, you can contact Ms. Jharna Bose / Mr. Floyd Scott / Mr.
Gavin Ramnarain via telephone numbers: 222-6030-41 ext. 277/262 /235

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At Sidewalk Caf6 and Jazz Club

By Raschid Osman

Last week we delved deep in the dark recesses of our vocabulary for phrases to fit the enormity of
the early Saturday morning rage at Lusignan on the East Coast of Demerara.
All we came up with was inadequate. The words seemed trite and over-used, hollow and at times pompous and overblown. They
failed to describe how we really felt, as we clutched at the stock phrases and grappled to give expression to the pain that gripped us.
We just couldn't find words to fit the crime.
We felt as if a heavy presence had taken up residence in our being, just waiting there.
Some of us went to church on Sunday and found relief in our faith. Others were administered to by psychologists at their places of
work, before they rushed home, eager to be in the comparative safety of their habitation, though they lay abed later thinking of the
rampaging assassins who broke into the homes of those Lusignan residents a few hours after midnight two Fridays ago and shot them
dead in their beds.
We all handled the horror in our own way, as we watched images of the dead and their bereaved relatives and their funerary rites, all
this illustrated with unimaginable, insensitive vulgarity in one section of the media.
But there was a small oasis of respite and comfort on Wednesday evening, not attended by very many, but nevertheless a few hours
of calm and reflection and thought-provoking, therapeutic discourse on stress relief.
The venue was the Sidewalk Cafe and Jazz Club on Middle Street in the City, and the occasion the caf6's monthly afternoon of tea
and things.
The things this time around included a display of ethnic costume jewellery from the Calabash Gift Shoppe, with its 'unique diverse
craft', and presentations on stress management by Rev. Esther Rodney and Joseph Chin.
A respectful moment of silence was observed for the victims of the killers, and as those who dropped by for tea sipped various
Tetley flavours and munched patties and chocolate cakes, the speakers shared from their experiences of God and divine energy and the
power of positive thinking,
What they offered reminded us that there is help to be had from beyond ourselves, if only we are mindful of this and are humble
enough to reach out for it.
The Sidewalk patrons left the tea party stepping a bit livelier than when they arrived, heads held higher, enthused by a
contagious well-being that promised the courage to go on and then the dawn of a bright new day.


holds certa

for Guya

By Linda Rutherford
of the least important of the
more popular of the Romance
Languages, though
numerically, it does seem able
to hold its own.
Of the world's 6.6 billion
people for instance, a whopping
i -'
230 million or thereabouts use it
as a means of communication,
while another close to 500
million are at home with either
." .V French or Spanish, two of its
close relations.
At the level of the United
:"-'.'. ....--' Nations, however, the pendulum
"a,, does not swing so kindly in its
"'". favour as it's not among the six
languages officially used by the
institution. Rather, French is still
'top dog' alongside English,
followed at a more leisurely pace
by Arabic, Chinese, Russian and
Spanish in that order.
V.- What this means in layman's
.... terms is that anyone aspiring to
land a job at the prestigious
world body or any of its myriad
agencies will have to have a far
sight more than a first or second
degree, or certification to show
that they've completed
secondary education, even if the
position they're after is at the
General Services level; that on
top of all'this, they also need to

be fluent in one of the work
languages of the organisatic
this being either French
English, and to have "a ve
good working knowledge" of t
other. They also tell you tt
you stand a good chance
being hired if you ha
knowledge of one of the otl
four languages recognized by I
Yet for all this, we find tl
Guyanese young and old ha
been flocking of late by 1
scores to the Centre of Brazil
Studies on upper Church Str
Queenstown, in what was o0
regarded as 'Diplomatic Rc
because of the inordinate num
of overseas missions that w
then housed in the area, to le
Curious about t
development, we asked
Centre's director, Mr Leona
Souto, whether he could hell
unravel the mystery.
Turns out it's as much (
puzzle to him as it is to us.
"It might have to do v
the fact that Brazil and Guy
enjoy diplomatic ties,"
surmised, "or that we're build
the bridge over the Takutu R
and planning to build the [Br;
Guyana] road so as to bring
two countries closer together
Again, there is also

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likelihood that with so
many of his countrymen
here in the city, people are
just boning up on the
language so they could not
just communicate with
them and make friends, but
generally get to understand
each other better culturally.
On the matter of the bridge,
the last we heard, which was
some five months ago, was that
it was "near completion" and
that plans were afoot to make the
frontier town of Bon Fim on the
Brazilian side of the border with
Guyana a port of entry, as well
as to set up a consulate at
Lethem, which is on our side, so
as to facilitate and improve trade
between our two countries.
As for developments
regarding the rehabilitation of

the 319-mile stretch of road
linking the two countries, the
latest on that is that Brazil
has already done its bit on the
Boa Vista to Bon Fim leg of
it, and is now awaiting the
outcome of a series of studies,
scheduled to commence
shortly, to determine the best
course of action to take in
shoring up the Georgetown to
Lethem portion to meet the
demands of heightened
vehicular traffic among other
socio-economic activities that
will no doubt come into play
once the proposed integration
of South America gets
Noting that it was true that
the Centre, which is located on
the same property as the
Brazilian Embassy, has seen an

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increase in the number of
persons wanting to study
Portuguese, particularly in the
last two years, Souto, who
arrived here in mid-2004 but did
not assume the reins cf the 38-
year-old institution until
December 2005, said:
"When I got to
Georgetown... we had an
average of 90 students per
term from Levels One to Six.
Today, that figure is almost
double and growing." At the
last count, which was just a
month ago, it was close to 200.
This caused the Centre to
decide that, rather than break
for the summer holidays, they
would schedule an additional
term, which would run from
July to September.
This aside, Souto said what
he found even more interesting,
or "quite curious" as he put it,
was the change in "profile" of
the people enrolling for classes,
in that whereas before their
intake comprised mainly what
we may call 'regular student
types' for want of a better
description, the proliferation of
vehicles of all sizes and makes
and the concomitant build-up of
traffic they're now seeing
outside their premises between
17:00h when the afternoon
sessions begin, and 19:00h when
those classes end, tell us that
their language programme is a
success and is attracting a new
"This means that nowadays,
there are professionals and
businessmen and
coming to learn Portuguese,"
he said, adding that he knows of
instances where some companies
are sending their entire staff to
learn the language. "We didn't
have this blockage of the street
up to 2005," he said. "This is
something new; something that
began in ...say late 2005 to
Even the Guyana Prison
Service seems to have gotten in
on the act, he said, as there is
currently at least one senior
officer pursuing studies at the
Centre. And the reason she's
being encouraged to do it, he
believes, is so as to help her and
her fellow officers communicate
better with whatever Brazilians
they may have in the local
Asked what he makes of
this change in profile, Souto,
who hails from Joao Pessoa
in north-eastern Brazil, said
that as far as he was
concerned, it was nothing
more than work-related and
personal to some extent. And
it's all due, he feels, to the

resurgence of informal trade
to Brazil among small local
entrepreneurs, and the fact
that tour operators and travel
agents have been able to
successfully market Guyana
as a tourist destination in
Brazil, judging by the number
of Brazilians we're now
seeing coming here to either
shop or to just get to know the
country and experience the
renowned warmth and
hospitality of its people.
As to how far persons are
willing to go to master the
language, Souto said most tend
to drop out after the first level,
while others tend to rally out a
bit longer. Each level is three
months long.
"As with any language
course," he said, "we do expect
some amount of attrition...
mostly at the first level. This
first level is crucial. We have an
expectation of as muqh as a 50
per cent dropout rate ... and
that's normal for any language
institute... that's something you
have to plan and be prepared
The programme runs for two
years, he said. Those who make
it past the crucial beginner's stage;
which is what is referred to as
Level One, usually quit after
having mastered Level Three,
called the intermediate stage.
This brings us to the issue
of certification, called a
'Certificate of Proficiency in the
Portuguese Language for
Foreigners', which is a must if
one ever hopes to obtain a
scholarship to study in Brazil.
Each year, Souto explained, the
Brazilian government offers
Guyanese full scholarships to
pursue either undergraduate or
postgraduate studies in Brazil,
but many have not been able to
take up them up on it because
of the language barrier.
Tertiary education is free in
Brazil, but as with the Centre
here, the courses are conducted
entirely in Portuguese.
In an effort to address this

problem, however, the
Brazilian Embassy here,
through the Centre, is now
structuring their language
courses to meet the
requirements of the
certification process so as to
prepare those locals desirous
of studying in Brazil to take
the proficiency test
preparatory to applying for
those scholarships or
placements referred to earlier.
"It's not really difficult to
get a scholarship, but you have
to know how to speak and write
Portuguese," Souto said, adding
that the difference between a
placement and a scholarship is
that the latter allows one to
obtain both a place at a
university as well as a sum of
money to offset whatever living
and other expenses he or she
may incur during the stay in
Brazil. A placement, on the
other hand, he said, only allows
you free access to study at
whatever university you may
He said, too, that of all the
certifications offered by the
Centre, the ones most sought
after by scholarship hopefuls are
those obtained at the end of the
intermediate and advanced levels
of study. "Any of these two
levels is enough to qualify you
for a scholarship; it doesn't
make any difference when it
comes to getting a scholarship,"
he said.
Acknowledging that

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purest example of
grace and dignity
under pressure.
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such as a small calabash, containing
pebbles or hard seeds, with a stick fixed
through it by which it is held and rattled, in
pairs, as musical instruments. (Spanish-
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drums played with the hands and
numerous chac-chacks or maracas."
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pursuing studies in a foreign
tongue is indeed a tal order, he
said: "It's tough all right; the first
year might be a great effort but
after then it's plain sailing."
As with other tertiary
institutions the world over, the
programmes offered at Brazilian
universities are usually four to
five years in duration at the
undergraduate level and one to
two years at the post-graduate
The Centre of Brazilian
Studies was officially opened on
March 15, 1970. Among the
wide range of services it offers,
besides the opportunity to learn
Portuguese, are access to its
Macunaima Library, reputedly a
repository of information on
Brazilian culture; its Cinema
Nova, where one can sit back
and enjoy a good Brazilian-made
movie or documentary; and its
Heitor Dos Prazeres Art Gallery,
which hat in the past hosted
many an exhibition by local
It also facilitates
translation and interpretation
from Portuguese into English
and vice versa, private tuition
in the Portuguese language,
and is the host of the-one-
hour ralio programme,
Brazilian Hour, aired locally
every Monday from 21:00h to
22:00h on both 98.1 Hot FM
and NCN Radio FM, in which
it showcases the best ol
Brazilian music and other
aspects of its culture.

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exhibition. He's been with Farfan & Mendes close to five years
ow, and in that time he has seen sales grow steadily but sig-
ificantly, which means that the idea of renewable energy is
owly beginning to catch on here. Their biggest draw, it seems,
the solar-run systems.
He couldn't say with any certainty, however, whether Sophia
'sidents numbered among their clients or not. What he does know
or sure is that a number of what he calls "small customers" mean-
ig those persons outside of the 'big companies' and the govern-
nent which are their major clients are beginning to show "signifi-
.ant interest" in switching to alternative sources of energy.
But this was only to be expected, he said, given the steady rise
1 fuel prices among other inhibitive factors that may be respon-
,ible for the shift in trends we're seeing in energy consumption.
"People are definitely interested in alternative means of electricity,
be it for whatever reason." he said.
Again, like 'Eagle', Farfan & Mendes, too, has a loan arrange-
ment in place, but with Courts Guyana Limited and Republic Bank
so that persons without the necessary means may access funding
to purchase the system of their choice. The result is that people of

all walks of life are now able to afford to switch to renewable en-
ergy if they so desire. It therefore comes as no surprise that among
their clients are quite a number of security guards, whom, as we all
know. don't work for much in this country. And the beauty is,
they're not going for the cheaper wind-generated systems, but for
the more expensive solar-driven variety which can cost upwards of
What they're finding, however, is that some people are a bit
hesitant about taking the leap because of a general lack of under-
standing of what it is they are buying into.
"There definitely needs to be much more exposure in terms of
education; in getting people to understand how the system func-
tions, and more-so the limitations of the system that they want to
buy," Carto said.
He noted, however, that those customers who have taken
the trouble to learn more about the product they're buying
are reaping the benefits of having done so today, particularly
in the area of performance. "They're quite comfortable with
the way the system works, and, most of all, they are quite
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He made the point, too, that investing in renewable energy
should not be seen as a burden but as an initial expenditure, as main-
tenance costs are quite minimal. "All you really do. especially with
a solar system, is maintain the batteries," he said, adding "again, it
all comes down to understanding the limitations of the system so
that you won't damage its components."
He's happy to report, however, that the company is beginning
to see some changes in terms of sales, in that more and more people
are turning to them for their alternative energy needs. And this, he
feels, has more to do with being informed than with the opportu-
nity to obtain whatever the desired item is on credit. "As a result
of their becoming more educated and aware...more and more people
are coming on board with us."
Asked what they had to offer for those 'heavy-load' appliances
like refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens and irons,
which use up a lot of energy, Carto said what he would advise is
that those persons start thinking in terms of either conserving on
energy by investing in the right size of equipment, or doing away
with the current appliance they have entirely, so as to cut back on
costs and buying one that is energy-efficient and more suited to
renewable energy.
As he explained, going that route would be far cheaper in
the long-run than converting the appliance you already have
to run on renewable energy.
"It will cost you two to three times more if you were to design
a system to run a conventional fridge rather than to buy a com-
plete system, appliance and all. So it makes a lot of sense to start
considering energy-efficient appliances."
To give you an idea of what you can get from say... an Air X
wind generator, we turned to Eagles Resources' Bouchard for help
in this regard, and he said one of these babies can run a television, a
DVD player, a music system, a fan, about six energy-saving lights.
and a computer, preferably a laptop which is what is referred to in
the industry as less power consumptive. He said the reason they
are so popular here in Guyana is because they're about the cheap-
est on the market, at just under $160,000 apiece and weigh just 13
to 16 lbs.
The Bergey or the Whisper, on the other hand, which are much
larger generators, can easily run a desk-top computer, as many as
three fans and two televisions, a DVD player, a music system a
small refrigerator, and up to 15 energy-saving bulbs, all at the same
time for about 18 hours per day. Needless to say, they can cost
you a pretty penny: As much as $2.5M, Bouchard says.
And just in case you're at sea as to exactly what is this renew-
able energy you keep hearing about, the Guyana Energy Authority
(GEA) describes it as "energy that is generated from resources that
are unlimited, rapidly replenished or naturally renewable, such as
wind, water, sun and biomass."

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Poetry Time


I can see the wind
Like a gardener
Sweeping fallen leaves
Together in one neat heap
I can see the wind
Like the gym instructor
Teaching trees to bend and fl
Yes, I am happy I can see the
Enjoying the way
My imagination works

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Soccer Sneaks
Betsy, Liz, Mark, Shari, and Wyman were in the
league tournament on a rainy day. They left their '*
dry sneakers on the sidelines to put on after the
game. Since the sneakers were all dirty white,
and they had the same company logo, telling
them apart was a bit tricky. The only difference
was in the size. The pile of sneakers had one pair
each of sizes 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Use the clues below to decide who owns which sneakers.

Betsy knew hers were the smallest.
Liz said hers were larger than Shari's but smaller than
Wyman said his were probably the largest.

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An older sister bragged that she had 30 different new outfits to
wear to school.

Her younger brother said, "That's not true. You have 3 pairs of
jeans, 5 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes. There's no way that makes 30
different outfits. You have only 10 outfits."

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MY husband and I have been
married over 26 years. He
was my dream come true.
He has been drinking since
age 16, but it never occurred
to me he was an alcoholic be-
cause I thought alcoholics
were bums drinking out of
brown paper bags on street
My husband graduated
from law school, then joined
the Air Force where most ac-
tivities he chose centered
around drinking. Later he
worked to establish a private
practice and was successful.
The nightly drinking contin-
ued, and he would blow in

later and later.
I sought counseling and the
therapist told me he is what is
called a functioning alcoholic. I
was in total disbelief. My hus-
band turned to the counselor and
admitted he was an alcoholic,
though he later denied that ad-
mission. The next session he
came in wasted and was asked
to leave.
Since then the alcoholic has
filed for divorce and refuses to
speak to me. I know of at least
one affair. He has acknowl-
edged he is an alcoholic, but he
has absolutely no intention to
stop. I can't believe this is re-
ally happening. How do I start



Robyn, last summer a study
in the Archives of General Psy-
chiatry reported 76 percent of
alcoholics in the U.S. never seek
treatment. The 24 percent who
do get treatment wait an aver-
age of eight to 10 years before
seeking that treatment.
Even then, it will be years
more before the alcoholic stops
drinking for good, and additional
years before they stop acting
like an alcoholic, if they ever
do. Alcoholics have a smugness
about the castles in their mind.

In that domain they set the
rules and they make the laws.
Like any absolute monarch, they
' are unwilling to give up their
It doesn't matter whether
you think alcoholism is a dis-
ease, a moral failing, a chemical
addiction, or the aftereffect of a
lousy childhood. The progno-
sis for successfully living with
an alcoholic is poor. If children
are present, the consequences
are dire.
Human development fol-
lows a predictable pattern. To
develop their own brain, children
need to be around mature
brains-brains working from re-
ality, brains meeting challenges
and facing facts. Observing
those brains and patterning
themselves after them, give chil-
dren what they need to master

Child abuse is the term
which most accurately de-
scribes what children in an
alcoholic home endure. The
effects of an alcoholic home
on children are well-known:
depression, inability to form
close relationships, relentless
self-criticism, inability to

complete projects, and con-
stant approval seeking.
Even the non-drinking
spouse is changed. That person
is co-opted into making ex-
cuses, covering up, and pretend-
ing what happened the night be-
fore never happened. That's
what's so striking about your
letter. You left nearly everything
out: The fears, the arguments,
the spoiled occasions, the con-
versations which he didn't re-
member are all missing. It's as
if you still don't want to go
That's understandable be-
cause denial is a powerful de-
fense mechanism; it keeps us
from having to face pain. De-
nial operates in two ways. On
an internal level, denial keeps us
from having to confront our
fears and the loss of our hopes
and dreams. On an external

level, denial keeps us from dif-
ficult confrontations with
events and other people.
But the cost of denial is
high. That is why it is so dan-
gerous. When a person fails to
prepare for the consequences of
what they seek to deny, those
consequences escalate. You
feared the dismantling of your
marriage and becoming a single
woman again, but what you
feared you must now confront.
So it's time to go back to
your therapist and tell him or
her what you didn't tell us.
You need to talk through why
you did what you did, and
why you couldn't admit what
was before your eyes. It will
feel embarrassing and hu-
miliating at first, but that is
where you must begin.


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SGeorgetown Public Hospital Corporation

,1.Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons for the supply of the following
itemsiservices o lhe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporalion


Maintenance services to Perkins Standby Generators
Maintenance services to Bedlift Elevators
Maintenance services to Imaging Equipment
Maintenance services to Laboratory Equipment
Maintenance services to Air Conditioning systems
Provision of Pest Control and Termite Treatment services
Provision of Sanitact Services
Supply of Electrical Materials/Items
Supply of Plumbing Materials!Items
Supply of Mattresses
Supply of Building Materials/Items

2.Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier Finance Depariment of ith Georgeloi n
Public Hospital Corporation. New Market Street from 09 00D to 15 00D1. Monday to Fiidav
upon receipt of a non-refundable lee ot $2.000 each

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way identify the
Tenderer, and should be clearly marked on the top leil hand corner
"Tender for (specific item)".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in the Tender Box situated at
the Ministry of Finance. Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later than 09:00h, on
Tuesday 191h February, 2008.

5.Tenders will be opened immediately alter te closing periods. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to attend the openings

6.Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority(IRD) and from the General Manager, National
SInsurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual, if the individual is tendering or company,
if the company is tendering.

7.The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to acceptthe lowest or any

Michael H Khan
Chief Executive Officer



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for following Separate

A) Supply of Boiler Feed Pump for Rose Hall
B) Supply of Boiler Feed Pump for Blairmont
C) Supply of Boiler Feed Pump for Albion Factory
D) Supply of Epicyclic Gearboxes complete with Motor
for High and Low Grade
D) Supply of Centrifugal Pump complete with Motor,
Starter and Bedplate.

This product should be supplied in accordance with specifications
and requirements detailed in Tender Documents.

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender. Package can be purchased and uplifted from the
Purchasing Manager- Factories at the address below:

Materials Management Department
Factory Section
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322

Alte,-.atively the above tenders can be downic ed from GUYSUCO'S website at
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This week we will continue with Symbols of historical events.
o The Statue of Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow: is situated in the compound of Parlia-
ment Building. Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow is the Father of Trade unionism in Guyana.
He devoted his life in changing the harsh conditions workers were
forced to work in those days. On May 01, is known as
May Day
-Workers Day
Labour Day

Every year on May 1st, wreaths are laid at Critchlow's statue by leaders of the govern-
ment and trade unionists. Workers marched through the streets of Georgetown under the
banner of their trade union to show solidarity for workers' rights.

o Non- Aligned Monument: is erected in the Company Path Gardens It is a monument
of four founder leaders of the Non- Aligned Movement.
President Tito of Yugoslavia
President Nkrumah of Ghana
Prime Minister Nehru of India
President Naseer of Egypt

The Non- Aligned Movement is a grouping of developing Third World countries which
decided that they would not be politically influenced by Capitalist nor Socialist world pow-
ers. This movement would not be politically associated or aligned with Russia or the United
States of America. They decided to be Non- Aligned to any of the two powers.

The Guyana Constitution
A constitution is a set of laws by which the state or organization is governed. The Guyana's
constitutions are all the laws by which the country is governed. The laws were written in a
book called The People's Constitution. The new constitution is the Supreme Law of Guyana
and came into effect on October, 1980.
Some laws in the New Constitution state are:
(A) Guyana is a Cooperative Republic

(B) The President is the Head of State.
(C) Every citizen had a right to work.
(D) Citizens have a right to form political parties.
(E) Every citizen has a right to:
o rest, recreation, leisure
o free medical attention and social care (old age and disability)
o participate in activities designed to improve the environment and protect the health
of the nation.
o his of her gender, race, religion, place of birth, beliefs or colour.

Guyana was governed by different Constitutions the Wadding Constitution of 1953.This
constitution was granted all Guyanese twenty one years and over the right to vote. In 1966
Guyana was governed by the 1966 Independent Constitution. The Constitution was amended
when Guyana became a Republic in 1970 when the Voting Age was lowered. In October 1980,
the People's New Constitution was made public. A referendum was held in 1978 some rights
granted were:
equal rights for all children born out of wedlock.
Equality of opportunities for all women.
Religious freedom for all.
On the basis of this The President became both Head of State and Head of Government.

In the year 2000 the constitution was amended to include the following.
The President can hold office for two consecutive sessions.
In order to be a member of the National Assembly or hold the position of President;
a person must have resided in Guyana for at least seven (7) years before the date elections.

Electing a Government
In our schools, there are class leaders. Students in the class elect a boy or girl to repre-
sent them. These leaders are called Prefects. Guyanese elect the government of their choice.
Before elections are held, an election Commission is formed. The Commission is responsible
for managing General Municipal and Local Government elections in the ten (10) Administra-
tive Regions of Guyana. Guyana constitution provides for holding election every five (5)
years. Every citizen of Guyana or a Commonwealth citizen domiciled and resident in Guyana
is entitled to vote once he /she is eighteen. (18) years and over. The Guyana Election Com-
mission was sworn in on May 10, 2000 and a full time chairman was appointed.

For you to do
1. Find out who is the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission.
2. GECOM means

The Election Commission is responsible for:
The registration of electors 18 years and over residing in Guyana.
Conduct of Elections on Election Day.
Ensure that fairness, impartiality and compliance to instructions given.
Postponing the holding of Election after discussion with the President
and Leader of Minority in Parliament.

Election Day
On Election Day voting is done at Polling Stations in all the Administrative Regions of
Guyana. Voting begins at 06:00 hours and ends at 18:00 hours. Voting is done by Secret Bal-
lots on paper provided by the Election Commission.

Polling Stations
Polling Stations are set up in each division of every administrative region. Some people
who work at Polling Station on Election Day are:

A Presiding Officer
An Assistant Presiding Officer
A Poll Clerk
A Poll Agent and Accounting Clerk

When the Polling Station is closed, the votes are counted. Results are sent to Guyana
Election Commission. The political party with the most votes is the winning party. The leader
of this party becomes the President and functions as Head of State and Commander in -
Chief of the Armed Forces. The leader of the party with the second highest vote is the Op-
position and Minority Leader.

Responses to last week.

Exercise 1
1. Order of Excellence
3. Cacique Crown of Honour
5. The Order of Excellence

2. Guyana Defence Force
4. The Golden Arrow of Achievement
6. The Order of Roraima.

Next week we will continue with more on the Constitution. So Long. God Bless

2/1/2008. 6:09 PM

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This week we will continue with our Solar Planets.
We last discussed the Planet Venus. Today we will explore our own Planet Earth.
o The Earth

The Earth

Earth, our home planet, is a beautiful blue and white ball when seen from space.
The third planet from the Sun, it is the largest of the inner planets. It was formed
about 4.5 billion years ago. Earth is the only planet known to support life and to have
liquid water at the surface. Water forms some features of Earth's surface such as
rivers, oceans, beaches and lakes.

The Earth's interior is divided into four layers, which is typical of rocky planets.
Each layer has different characteristics and is made up of different elements and

The surface of the Earth is unique in that it has water in large quantities, as men-
tioned above. In addition, there are other surface features such as mountains, earth-
quakes and volcanoes.

The Atmosphere.
The atmosphere surrounds Earth and protects us by blocking out dangerous rays
from the Sun.

The atmosphere is a mixture of gases that becomes thinner as it gradually reaches
space. It is composed of:
0 Nitrogen: 78%
0 Oxygen; 21%
0 Other gases: 01%

Oxygen is essential to life because it allows us to breathe. Some of the oxygen
has changed overtime to ozone. The ozone layer filters out the Sun harmful rays.
Recently, there have been many studies on how Human has caused a hole on the
ozone layer.

Earth's Statistics
o Diameter: 12 753 km or 7 926 miles
o Minimum distance from Sun: 146 million km or 91 million miles
o Maximum distance from Sun: 152 million km or 94.5 million miles
o Rotation period with respect to Sun (length of day): 24 hours
o Revolution period about the Sun (length of a year): 365 days and 5 hrs
The Earth's Moon

o The Earth's one natural satellite, the Moon, is more than one quarter the size
of Earth itself
o The diameter of the Moon is 3 474 km.
o There are basically two different types of region on the Moon's surface which
includes craters, mountain ranges and lava plains.
o The Moon's top layer is solid rock, almost 800 km thick.
o The Moon does not posses any atmosphere (the is no wind), so there is no
weather as we experience on Earth.
o The Moon does not produce its own light.
o It looks bright because it reflects light from the Sun. Think of the Sun as a
light bulb and the Moon as a mirror, reflecting light from the light bulb.
o The lunar phase changes as the Moon orbits the Earth and different portion
of the surface is brighten by the Sun.

Phases of the Moon

Diagram shows the Moon in different positions along its orbit around the
Earth. The Sun is off in the distance.
o At any position, half of the Moon is brightened by the Sun (the light side of
the Moon)
o The other half is dark.
o Half of the Moon is visible to the Earth, the near side, the other half is not
visible, the far side.
o When the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, no. 1, the near side of
the moon is the dark side.
o The Moon cannot be seen, we call this the new Moon, the beginning of a
new cycle of lunar phases.
o When the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, no. 5, the near side is
the light side; we call this Full Moon, even though we see only half of the Moon.
o Halfway in between these times, no 3 and 7, only half of the near side of
the Moon is lightened by the Sun.
o We only see one quarter of the Moon, we call these phases First and Third
o All the phases of the Moon have special names, which indicate how much
of the lightened moon can be seen from Earth.

Exercise 1
1. The Sun and everything that travel around it is the system
2. There are planets in the Solar system.
3. What is at the centre of the Solar system?
4. The largest planet in the Solar system is the _
5. The closest planet to Earth is the ___
6. When the Earth passes through the Moon's shadow, it is an eclipse of the
7. The closest planet to the Sun is _
8. Which planet is slightly smaller than Earth?
9. The Moon has phases.
10. The Moon gets it light from the

Next week we will continue with more about our Earth. So long!!
Always say please, thank you and excuse me at the appropriate times.

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Sunday Chronicle February 3, 2008



By Linda Rutherford

ROMANCE Languages, sometimes referred to as Romanic Languages or Neo-Latin lan-
guages, are a branch of the Indo-European group of languages, and comprise all the lan-
guages and their various sub-groups, dialects and sub-dialects which have their roots in a
form of Latin known widely as Vulgar Latin..
Essentially an aberration'of standard Latin; Vulgar Latin was mainly used by the lower classes
of Romans such as the Roman soldiers, slaves, displaced peoples, settlers and merchants; and
vastly differed from the classical version preferred by the elite, such as the intellectuals, not just in
the course of conversation but for writing purposes as well.
Though too numerous to list here, among those present-day languages referred to as Romance
Languages are the more popular standard French, Spanish (also known as Castilian), Portuguese,
and Italian, and the lesser known Catalan, Corsican, Friulian, Galacian, Gascon, Rumanian, and
Sardinian, to namejust a few...'
Together, they contributeito the more than 700 million native speakers there are worldwide, a
surprising many of whom can be found in such far-removed places as Cuba and the Dominican
Republic in the Caribbean, arid Argentina; Uruguay, Brazil and-Chile, among other countries here in
South America.
According to the experts, the term 'Romance' was derived from the Vulgar Latin adverb,
romance, which applied initially to.anything that was "written romancee" or "in the Roman ver-
nacular," as it means when translated.
The modern-day word, romance, it is said, originated in much the same fashion, hence
its association with such things as romance novels and love affairs.
The term 'Romance NoVels', on the other hand, originated in Medieval Europe, when serious
writing was only done in Latin, while the more popular-stories, which more often than not had a
love slant, were written in the vernacular and were called romancess.
The Romance Languages most widely spoken natively today are Spanish, followed by Portu-
guese, French, Italian, Romanian and Catalan, all of which. are the main and official national lan-
guages in at least one countIy.
A few others, such as Friulian, Sardinian and Valdotain heard in Italy; Romansh, heard in Swit-
zerland; and Galician heard;in Spain, are accorded official status on a regional or otherwise limited
French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian are also the official languages of the Euro-
pean Union, while Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan are the official
languages of the Latin Union. French and Spanish are two of the six official languages of the United
Nations. ;
Outside of Europe, French, Spanisli and Portuguese are spoken and enjoy official status in
various countries that emerged from their respective colonial empires. As such, French is an offi-
cial language of),anada, Haiti. many countries in Africa, and some in the Indian and Pacific Oceans,
as well as Franqel's current overseas possessions.
Converselyi Spanish is an official language of Mexico, much of South America, Central America
and the Caribbean, and of Equatorial Guinea in Africa,.while Portuguese, the most widely spoken
language in all of South America, is the official language of Brazil. It is also the official language of
six African nati ns, among them Angola,.Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique..
Although Italy also had some colonial possessions, its language did not remain official after the
end of the colonial domination, resulting in Italian being spoken only as a minority or secondary
language by irimigrant communities in North and South America and Australia, or African coun-
tries like Libya; Eritrea and Somalia.
Romania did not establish a colonial empire, but the language spread outside of Eu-
rope due to emigration, notably in Western Asia. Romanian has flourished in Israel, where
it is spoken by some 5% of the population as a mother tongue, and by many more as a
secondary language, when taking into consideration the large population of Romanian-
born Jews who moved to Israel after World War II.

TEL:2 2 5-447 5/2 26-3 243-9



"Support for the Implementation of the Strategic
Development Plan. of the Audit Office of Guyana"

The Government of Guyana (GOG) and the Inter- American Development Bank
(IDB) signed an Agreement on September 17, 2007 to support the
\implementation of the strategic development plan of the Audit Office of Guyana

More specifically, the aim is to a.sist the AOG in further enhancing its
technical and operational capacity by;

(a) Enhancing professional audit practices andstandards;
(b) Improving critical support s stems to enhance operational
(c) Institutionalizing best practices and skill transfer for sustainability;
(d) Create stakeholder awareness of the oversight role of the AOG.

The Audit Office of Guyana invites ~ialed bids from eligible Bidders to supply
the following:
LOT 1: Computer Hardware, and Network Equipment;
LOT 2: Photocopier; and
LOT 3: Software.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information and
bidding documents:
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana
63 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel No 592-227-1061
Fax No 592-226-7257
Email: auditoQffce1l0200Qaudit.org0 .

inspect the

A complete set of Bid Documents in English may be purchased by interested
Bidders for a non-refundable fee of US$15 or G$3,000. The method of payment
will be by Bank Draft. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery.

Suppliers may submit bids for any amount of Lots.

Tendeerers are required to submit their bids with the following:

(a) Inxthe case of Companies registered locally:
(i) Valid compliance from the Commissioner General.
Guyana Revenue Authority
(ii) Valid compliance from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme (NIS)

(b) For all Companies:

(iii) Bid Security of 2% of Tender Value.
Failure to supply the requirements as stated above will result in the Tender
being deemed non-responsive.

Tenders, must le placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the
Tenderer on theloutside and must be clearly marked on the top, right--halcd
corner, 'The Lot(s and its description for which the tender is being submitted'.
The envelopes should be addressed to:
SThe Chairinan
National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration "
.Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Guyana. :
Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration of the above address not later than
09:00h on Tuesday, February 19. 2008.

Tenders would be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and
Tenderers or their authorised representatives may be present to observe the
opening ofTenders at the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Finance does not bind itself to accepting the lowest bid and
reserves the right to reject any tender without assigning reasons.

Project Co-ordinator
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana

2/172008. 6:05 PM

Page XXI



World Wetlands Day "Healthy

wetlands, healthy people"

VORLD wetlands day is celebrated every year on the 2 Feb-
uary. This date marks the adoption of the Convention on Wet-
.:nds 2 February 1971, in the city of Ramsar on the shores
f the Caspian Sea. The Convention on Wetlands is an inter-
governmental treaty which provides the framework for na-
.onal action and international cooperation for the conserva-
.ion and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
It was not until 1997 that government agencies. non-govern-
lental organizations (NGOs), and groups of citizens at all levels
ook'advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at
rising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general
nd the Ramsar Convention in particular. There are presently 157
contractingg Parties to the Convention, with 1708 wetland sites.
stalling 153 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar
.ist.,of Wetlands of International Importance (source:

ecosystems and the health of humans. Water is a common fac-
tor between wetlands and people. Wetlands such as rivers,
lakes, ponds, marshes, etc. perform a vital function in filter-

ing and purifying freshwater for human use. Today, this func
Please see XXIII

This year's theme, "healthy wetlands. healthy people," focuses
on wetlands and how they affect human health, identifying two .
important topic areas:
The direct, positive effect on human health of maintain-
ing healthy wetlands, and
The direct negative effects on our health of mismanaging
The strong relationship between healthy wetlands ecosys-
tems and human health underlines the importance of man-
agement strategies that support both the health of wetlands




The Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-
Arerican Development Bank (ID1B) of US$17.5 Million towards the cost of
implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). '[he 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 responsibleTor the implementation
of all externally fimded projects to the agriculture sector including theASSP.

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

The detailed Tenns 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 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
i 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 'f 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.

Agricci,'r '.c'.:or Development Unit [ASDU]
'inis-try of Agriculture
1Rgcen t :niect & Vlissengcn Road
Geocrgetown, Guyana




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

The detailed Tenns 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 [ASDU]
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road
Georgetown. Guyana

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World Wetlands Day ...

Wetlands in Guyana
Guyana is known for its vast stretch of wetlands throughout the administrative regions country
wide. Wetlands can be described as areas of land that are wet all year round or at least part of the year,
especially in the rainy seasons. The Ramsar Convention has adopted the following broad definition of
wetlands "Areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or tempo-
rary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the
depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres. [Wetlands] may incorporate adjacent riparian
and coastal zones, islands or bodies of marine water deeper than six metres at low tide lying within the
Wetlands are commonly re-
ferred to as swamps, marshes and
bogs. They are often found be-
tween dry lands and water bodies
such as rivers and lakes. Wetlands
may not always appear to be wet;
Healthy many dry out for long periods of
time. Others may appear dry on
the surface but are soaked under-
neath. Can you think of some that
Syou have seen recently?
SI Some wetlands are formed
in low-lying areas where water
drains and collects. Others bor-
Sder salt or fresh water bodies
such as oceans, rivers or ponds.
S.The mangrove forests that are
S found between the sea and the
Scostal plain in Guyana are wet-
Slands as are the swamps bor-
dering the creeks along the
Linden Highway. In some
_cases, man-made wetlands such
as fishponds, irrigated agricul-
- tural land, reservoirs and ca-
nals are created.

S Benefits of Wetlands
.. ;- 'Many communities existing
in close proximity with wet-
lands, especially the hinterland and coastal locations, receive immediate benefits while others
may obtain indirect benefits. Wetlands vary in their appearance and size. Differences in plant
type, water flow and chemistry (e.g. saltiness, acidity); soil type, landform and climate contrib-
ute to the variety.of wetlands found around the world. Wetlands may occupy just a few hun-
dred square feet or cover thousands of acres. Despite the differences, these natural systems
play an important role in the health of our environment and the quality of our water. Wet-
lands provide a Variety of benefits for our population:

Many animals depend on wetlands for a part of their life cycle, like fish and frogs.
'* Wetlands plants are very productive and support a rich food-web, from simple molds to
mammals. ....... / ... ..... :' ..... ...
Water absorption to reduceflooding and damage
Sediment traps and erosion control.



All Nigerian and Indian graduates and students of the
Greenheart Medical University, including persons of other
African nationalities, residing in Guyana temporarily, are invited
to a meeting with the Minister of Home Affairs, on Monday,
February 11, 2008 at 14:00h.

This meeting will be held at the GNS Sports Complex pavilion,
Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.

Please make a special effort to attend this very important
meeting. Kindly walk with some form of identification (students
are asked to walk with their student ID cards).

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs

Water quality wetlands make the water clearer and filter
out pollutants.
Groundwater to build up (recharge); maintaining flows in streams by releasing water during
dry periods.
Open space and aesthetic (beautifying) value.

The health of wetlands depends on the types of management strategy in place. What happens
when we destroy our wetlands is obvious we will lose this source of clean water, as well as all the
other ecosystem services they provide.

Next week we will look at a management plan for wetlands in the North Rupununi
of Guyana.
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 or
eit.epaguyana@gmail.com with questions and comments.


Contractors are hereby invited to be pre-qualified to undertake works to be done by the
Regional Democratic Council- Region 5 for the year 2008.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:-

Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Fences i
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
Cleaning and Extermination Services

Contractors are required to submit at the time of their requests, the following:

1. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority.
It must be noted that when a request is made in the name of a Company/Firm. the
Compliance Certificate must bear the name of the Company/Firm.
2. Avalid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance
Scheme. It must be noted that where a request is submitted in the ,name of a
Company! Firm, the Compliance Certificate must reflect the nanie of the
Company/ Firm and in the case of an individual, the Certificate must be on behalf
of the Individual's Employees.
3. Evidence of financial resources available to undertake works in the various'
categories.from a Financial Institution.
4. List ofmanpower and other related resources available.
5. List of machinery/equipment.
6 Record ofpastperformance.
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Pre-quailiticatiion.documenis can-be purchased fromlhe Oflice of the Regional Tendec
Board, Fort \Wellington West'Coist Berbice at a non-refundable fee of one thousand li\'
hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per copy. These documents must be submitted in a cailkcd
envelope, bearing no identity of the Contractor and must clearly indicate on the top left-
hand corer the areas ofwork to be undertaken.

Pre-qualification requests must be addressed to:

Regional Procurementt & Te'Inder .
Administration Board,
Office of the Regional Deiocratic Council
Region 15
WVest Coast Berbice

and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office. Fort Wellington,
West Coast Berbice not later than Friday February 08, 2008 at 9:00 h.

The Regional Procurement and Tender Administration Board- Region 5 reserves the right
to reject any request without assigning any reasons.

Contractors or their Representative may be present at the opening of the Pre-qualification

Regional Executive Officer Region 5, Mahaica/Berbice

From page XXII

tion is very important because over one billion
people lack access to clean water supplies.

Sunday Chronicle February 3, 2008


Sduddy -Chrdnicte Febrdary 6;-2008



We publish below, for general information, a list of areas that are now available for allocation in 2008 as State Forests Permissions (see Section 6 of the Forests Act,
Chapter 67:01) and State Forest Exploratory Permits (see section 1 of State Forest Exploratory Permit, 1999)

Any person desirous of making an application for a State Forests Permission for any of the areas listed below is requested to make such application at the nearest Forest
Station no later than the 29th February 2008. Application forms are available at all Forest stations: in addition, the form may be downloaded from our website at
httlp:l/. wfw.forestr:,gQo.gy

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the timber stocking of any area applied for meets his or her requirements.

Successful applicants are required to pay acreage and other licence fees before commencement of operation.

Persons desirous of making an application for a State Forest Exploratory Permit for any of the areas listed below are requested to make such application at the Georgetown
Office, not later than 14th March, 2008.

Application forms are available directly from the Commissioner of Forests or Deputy Commissioner of Forests (Forests Resources Management Division) at the Georgetown
Office or can be downloaded from the GFC website.

Only serious investors should apply for State Forests Exploratory Permits.

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

Proposed Vacant List January 25, 2008

6,705 acres, 2,713
Bee 01 Right Bank Harakuli river (38 SE) hectares
6,918 acres 2,799
Bce 02 Left Bank Yarkurabu River (38 SE)__ hectares
4,801 acres 1,943
Bee 03 Right Bank Torani Creek, Left Bank Bartica Creek (38 NE, SE) hectares
2,007 acres 812
Bee 04 Right Bank Berbice River, North Torani canal (38 NE) hectares
Left Bank Ikuruwa River, Right Bank Mibirikuru River (39 4,986 acres 2,018
Bee 05 SW,47 NW ___I hectares
16, 726 acres,
Bee 06 Right Bank Canj River,Left bank marinero River (46 NE) 6, 769 hectares
12,860 acres 5, 204
Bee 07 Left Bank Canie River, Right Bank Alligator River (46 NE) hectares
Right Bank Berbice River,Left Bank Sari Creek, Right Bank 1,158 acres 469
Bee 08 Taunama Creek (38 NE) hectares
S2,510 acres 1,016
Bce 09 Right Bank Sari Creek, Right Bank Berbice River 38 NE J I hectares

S1405 acres 569
Dem 01 Left Bank Anarika River (28 SW) hectares
West St Cuthberts.Right Bank Moblisa River.Left Bank 6,107 acres, 2,471
Dem 02 Kairuni River (28 SE ___hectares
2974 acres 1203
Dem.3 Right Bank Moblissa River, West St Cuthbert's Mission (28 SEj hectares
7225 acres 2,924
Dem 04 Left Bank &. Right Bank Mora Creek (20 SW) hectares
Right Bank Kerimeru Creek, Left Bank kamaetin Creek (37 5884 acres 2,381
Dem 05 NE.38 NVW) hectares
Left Bank Kamuni River. North East Santa Aratak Village 4,064 acres 1,644
Dem 06 (20. SW.SE) h....... ..........e.................... .ctares.......... ...
1,954 acres 791
D. 07 Le ... t.. k.a r"' 20.... ........ __ .... -.............. he. t res ..................
Left Bank Loo Creek, Western boundary St Cuthberts mission 3,716 acres 1,504
Dem 08 (28 SE) hectares_
Eastern Mtabura Road, Westent Boundary Malali Amerindian 9,206 acres 3,726
Dcm 09 Reservation (37 SW)V hectares
S3,924 acres 1,588
)Dem 10 Left Banlk Enabu Creek (3 NI'V.NEW ) I hectraes
3971 acres 1607
Dem 11 Right Bank Gold CreekWestern Side Muritaro Village137 NW} hectares
1748 acres 708
Dent 12 Right Bank Weyab Creek.Left Bank Karnmaetin Creek (37 NE) hectares

Dem 13

Dcrn 16

Dern 17

Dent 18

Deom 19

Demt 20

Right Bank Kibilibiri Riier, Left Bank Eberoabo River (45 NE) 6,029 acres,2,440
4487 acres 1816
Rifht Bank UKi'apana Creek 136 SE,37 SW)i hectares
1503 acres 608
Riqglt bank Boerasiie River (20 NW) hectares
Left Bank Berbice River.Right Bank Ituni River.Left Bank 5,637 acres 2,281
Kormma Creek (38 SW,46 NI ___ hectares
Righty Bank Abary River,Left. Bank White Crane Creek 7368 acres, 2982
(29StW.SEI ________ hectares___
Right Bank Wiruni River,Left Bank Kaikotin Creek.Right Bank 3,411 acres, 1,380
Hurihin River (38 NW,SW _hectares
14,507 acres 5,871
Left Bank Wiruni River.Riqht Bank Taurakali River 38 NW) hectares
Right & Left Bank Keranteri river.Right Bank Kurukaikuru 11784 acres 4769
creek 14s5 NW.E _ __hectares

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Proposed Vacant List January 25, 2008


FO# Continued APPROX. AREA
Right Bank Ituni River, Left Bank Haradabu Creek,Right 1,502 acres 608
Dem 21 Bank Koria Creek (37SE,38 SW) hectares
Right Bank Arakabusa-Kuyaha Creek.Left bank Darinanari 13,347 acres 5,401
Dern 22 or Hurihin Creek (37 SE) hectares
4,868 acres 1970
Dein 23 Right Bank Kibilibiri River, Left Bank Eberoabo River (45 NE) hectares
Right Bank Harawia Creek.Left Bank Wartilla River, South 8,321 acres 3,367
Dem 24 Santa Aratak I 20SW,28 NW hectares
Right Bank Wiruni river,Left Bank Kaikotin Creek (37,NE.SE, 18,218 acres 7,373
Dem 26 38 NW, SWI hectares
Right & Left Bank Karakara river,Right Bank Warawarairu 5,613 acres 2,271
Dem 27 i creek ...37 NE ________ hectares
9,893 acres 4,003
Dem 28 I Left Bank Anadabo River (29 SW,38 NWi ) hectares
16,557 acres 6,700
Dem 29 Right Bank Anadabo River (29 SW,38 NW}_ hectares
Left Bank Rlikabuta River Right Bank Urarikuru River (36 8,072 acres 3,266
_Demr 30 N i.7N E,3.7 N _______ hecares
SRight Bank Essequibo River,Left Bank illikabuta river (36 NE 6,844 acres 2,770
Dem 31 37 NWI) hectares
SRight Bank Essequibo River,Right Bank Dehaliban na river 8,472 acres 3,429
Dem 32 (36NE 37 NW}) hectares

1450 acres 587
Ess 01 Left Bank Essequibo River.Right Bank Arakwa River (19 SE) hectares
1267 acres 513
Ess 02 Left Bank Essequibo River,Left Bank Groete River (19 SE) hectares
SRight Bank Potaro River, Right Bank Greenheart Creek (43 17,483 acres 7,075
Ess 03 NE,44 NW) hectares
8,653 acres 3,502
Ess 04 Left Bank Arunamai River (11 SE, 12 SW) hectares
S left Bank Pomeroon River,Right Bank kamakara Creek, Right 7,507 acres 3,038
Ess 05 Bank Isororo river {12 NW, SW} hectares
Left Bank Aripiako River,Right Bank Aripiako Creek (12 1,781 acres 721
EssO6 SW,12 SE) hectares
5,305 acres 2147
Ess 08 Right Bank Potaro River Left Bank Manaparn Creek 43A NEf) hectares _

North West
*-- ~" --- -- --- - -- -- ----

Right Bank Aruau River,Left Bank WanakaiRiver, Right Bank 4,086 acres 1,654
Nuid 01 iluruktaikurn River t SW,5 ( NI ,5j.. hectares
Right Bank Aruau River.Left Bank Naboni River, Right Bank 6,460 acres 2,614
Nwd 02 Sawatiikuru River 5 NW)___ hectares
Right Bank Aruau River, Left Bank Sau;oikuru Creek.Left 7,480 acres 3,027
Nwd 03 Bank Naboni river.Right Bank Kwara River (5N'W)_ hectares

State Forest Exploratory Permit
SFEP Right Bank Mara-Mara. Left Bank PAruni River.Left Banl 100,691 acres
01 Ekabaqo Rirer (IS SW,SE.26 NW.NE) 40,748 hectares
SFEP Left Bank Essequibo River,Right Batnk Aktayani Crcck,Right 102,447 acres
02 Bank Reua River(61 NE.SE,62NWSW ~_ 41,459 hectares
SFEP Right Bunk Essequibo River Left Bank Berbice River( 156,557 acres
...0 ..................... 6 .... .tar................................................ta res
SFEP Left Bank Mazanmni River,Left Bank Morabisi River. Right 83,363 acres
04 Bank Taparau River (26SW. 35NW) 1 33,853 hectares


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Gout surge blamed

on sweet drinks
(BBC News) Sugary drinks have been blamed for a surge in cases of the painful joint dis-
ease gout.
Men who consume two or more sugary soft dnnks a day have an 85s higher risk of gout
compared with those who drink less than one a month, a study suggests.
,Cases m the US have doubled in recent decades and it seems fructose, a IN pe of sugar. ma\ be
to blame, the Bnrish Medical Journal study reports.
.UK experts said those with gout would be advised to cut out sugary dnnk-s.
About 1.5% of the UK population currently suffers from gout and there has been an increase
in numbers over the last 30 years although the condition is more associated with Victorian times
The symptoms of painful, swollen joints, mainly in the lower limbs, are caused when uric acid
crystallises out of the blood into the joints.
US and Canadian researchers said the increase in cases had coincided with a substantial nse in
the consumpuon of soft drinks.
Previous research had also shown that fructose increases levels of une acid in the bloodstream.
To look in more detail, the team carried out a 12-year study of 46.000 men aged 40
yedrs and over with no history of gout, asking them regular questionnaires about their
Over the period, 755 newly diagnosed cases of gout were reported.
The risk of developing the condition was significantly increased with an intake level of five to
six servings of sugary soft drink per week
This link was independent of other risk factors for gout such as body mass index. age, high
blood pressure and alcohol intake.
Diet soft dnnks did tot increase the risk of gou but fruit juice and fructose rich runs (.apples
and oranges) were associated with a higher risk, the researchers said.
But this finding needs to be balanced agamst the benefit of fruit and vegetabless in preventing
other chronic disorders hike heart disease and stroke.
Dr Hyon Choi, from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver said dietary ad-
vice for gout had focused on restricting purine-rich foods, such as red meal and beer.
He said practitioners should advise patients with gout to reduce their fructose intake.
"I can think of some situations, for example in severe treatment failure gout. where reducing
sweet fruits. such as oranges and apples could help," he added.
Dr Andrew Bamji. president of the British Society for Rheumatology. said anecdotally cases
of gout appeared to be sing.
"When %ou think about it, n makes a lot of sense in that fructose inhibits the excretion of urnc
*"I will certainly change my advice to patients and I suspect the number drinking fruc-
tose is quite large."

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ARIES -- Having a healthy sense of ambition is fine, but be careful not to let
your drive for success send you too far down the wrong road. An opportu-
nity will come your way today that will initially have you rubbing your hands
together in anticipation. This is right up your alley, and it's what you have
been waiting for! But take another look. Upon closer examination, you will
see that this isn't everything you thought it was, and it might not take you
where you want to go.
TAURUS -- If you are in the middle of making any type of travel plans, today
is a good day to finalize things. Other members of your party might suddenly
be unsure of some details and try to put the brakes on making any commit-
ments, so you will have to be the person who pushes them to make up their
minds. Prepare to be more assertive than you might normally be, because time
is running out and you need to act quickly to get the best perks or amenities.
GEMINI -- The current negotiations in a business deal are not going as quickly
as you would like them to, but don't worry -- just because you are feeling
held back doesn't mean that you are being outmaneuvered. Nor does it mean
that you are not going to end up getting everything you want in the end. So
just ride out this series of delays. Wait out the discussion period. Listen, then
give your honest feedback. No one is trying to trick you -- they are merely
trying to outlast you!
CANCER -- Even though there is some injustice going on in your world, your
inner warrior may not feel like coming out today. Is it time to force him or her
to come out, for the sake of someone's honor? It might boe Ask yourself what
you would want if you were in this other person's shoes, and you'll have
your answer. It might be more convenient to just pretend you don't notice
what is really going on, but you are better than that. Speak up when you see
something wrong. It's the right thing to do.
LEO -- It's been difficult to muster up any significant enthusiasm for a change
someone you love has made in their life -- either you don't believe they are
moving in the right direction, or you are having trouble accepting who they
have become. Either way, you need to figure out how to deal with it today.
Decide once and for all if you are going to try to add your unsolicited two
cents of advice. If you decide not to, then you should let it go once and for
VIRGO -- Today, you'll get a loud and clear wake up call whensomeone in-
forms you of an opportunity that could be coming your way very soon. This
news will be music to the ears of your healthy ambition -- it's been dying for
this kind of door to swing wide open, and it's ready to enter! You should let
your ambition lead you right through this door, as quickly and as forcefully
as it wants. Toss any doubt out the window. Even if you don't know how
you're going to tackle this task, tackle.it you must!
LIBRA -- Are you feeling depressed about something that happened in the
past? Don't be. What's done is done. You have to keep carrying on. To get
your mind off of things, get outside today and get your heat rate going. Re-
mind yourself that your body is a living machine that needs to be pushed
past its normal physical limits once in a while. Don't push yourself too hard --
but do push hard enough to feel the wonderful rush of endorphins that good
exercise brings.
SCORPIO -- The people around you:are kicking things into high gear right
now, and it might leave you feeling like you're not doing enough yourself.
But have no fear -- their high energy is highly contagious. All you need to do
is hang around these movers and shakers, and you will start to feel your am-
bitions stir. Sidle right up to the people who are making things happen and
elbow your way into the action. After iall, you have nothing to lose but your
SAGITTARIUS -- Every little thing .you do today will yield some surprisingly
big consequlenqes in your life, so you might want to avoid going shopping.
You could end up impacting your bank account in a much iore negative way
than you expect. Make sure you are looking your best wr.en you're in the
public eye today, because you may run in to someone unexpectedly who you
would like to impress. Your profile is about to get raised to 'high,' and you
want to be ready for absolutely anything. Bring on adventure!
CAPRICORN -- You have a lot more' stamina than you thought you did, so
when you find yourself in a situation where endurance is required, you will
be able to handle.it easily -- you might even enjoy it! You don't have to dread
that meeting with the long-winded blowhards, and extending your gym work-
out could turn out to be :' !-uly rewarding experience. It is clear that you have
got what it takes to go th. distance in your life right now, whatever the chal-
lenge might be.
AQUARIUS -- You know what the very best way to stay out of a fight is?
Just keep your head down! Avoid the people who always instigate the drama.
After all, they tend you drag you in to it. True, you might worry that you're
missing out on a bunch of eNcitement, but what's the value of that excite-
ment? Will it help you get your work done faster? Better? No. It will only
distract you from what you really should be doing. Stick to what you need to
do, and let other people waste their time bickering.
PISCES -- Sometimes needy people only get needier, so keep that in
mind when one of them comes to you yet again to ask for a favor. You
may be helping them, but who is helping u? Too much time is being
drained from your life and devoted to other people's lives. It's time to
put yourself back at center stage. Make this effort for them one more
time, but make it clear that they are on. their own after this. You are
doing them no favors by enabling them. s time for them to walk on
their own two feet.

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Hello students,
There comes a time in your study when you think you
understand something that in reality you still do not under-
stand. Maybe you've asked yourself a question or someone
else has asked it; and you cannot produce the answer. Do
not despair. A good thing just happened you have just
understood that you do not know that particular thing. You
can overcome the situation by the use of discussion. Take
every opportunity to discuss study topics with study part-
ners and those who really know it to suit your level.
Be smart. Success comes with purpose, application,
and workable learning styles. Make necessary adjustments
to study to avoid stress and anxiety. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

Persuasive Writing
Writing a Letter of Complaint
Sometimes you are concerned about something and need
to write a letter about it. If expected results do not come
your way, there may be some shortcomings in the letter.
Some complaints fail because they are not directed to the right
person. In that case you need to find out who has the au-
thority to solve your problem, and address your letter to that
Again some complaints fail if you happen to be angry
your first impulse is to strike back with sarcasm, insults, even
threats. None of that need happen. To write an effective
letter of complaint, you need to keep your emotions under
control. That way you get your problem corrected. Just write
in a calm, business-like tone. In that way you get the other
side to respond calmly and reasonably as well.
You also need to use a proper form. When you edit,
check that you have used comas correctly. Look at the fol-
lowing letter of complaint. It illustrates the semiblock form,
a popular style for a business letter that will help you get

164 Purple Way
Bleaky One
February 3rd, 2008
Sales Manager
Italian Origin Music Store
3 Mora Road
Bleaky Two
Dear Sir or Madam:

The Case of a Faulty CD Player
On January 26th, among other items I ordered a
COMPAQ CD player from your store. There was need
for delivery. Today it came, but it broke the first time I
played it.
When I inserted the trial disk that accompanied the
player and then pushed the play button there was an ini-
tial sound that was good. But then I heard the begin-
ning of a horrible set of noises like metal pieces out of
order. I immediately shut of the player. When I attempted
to remove the CD it was not forthcoming. It seemed to
be stuck. I left it alone.
I am enclosing a copy of the receipt and I am return-
ing the defective CD player in its original package. For-
tunately; I will be coming your way within another month
and am proposing to uplift a tried and tested CD player.

Yours truly,

Javid Jackson

Something to do
Think about problems with products and services you or
members of your family have had. Write a letter of complaint
about a problem of your choice or one listed below. Follow
correct business-letter format.
1. You paid $67,000.00 for a camera at a local store. The
next week the manufacturer announced that it was discon-
tinuing the model and replacing it with a more advanced one

at a lower introductory price. You happen to see this adver-
tisement via television.

2. Some family members and you waited to be served in a
restaurant for almost an hour. When the food came, it was

3. You bought a microwave oven and with the first use
the glass plate broke.

State the complaint clearly and briefly.
Explain what happened.
Propose a reasonable solution.
Use a businesslike tone.
Use correct business-letter form.

Reminder: The value of your knowing that a group of
words called a simple sentence must have a verb and a subject
cannot be overemphasized.
Read each of the following word groups. If any one is a
sentence, write out the verb and its subject in brackets after
it. If any one is a sentence fragment, write the word Frag-
ment at the end of it. You can then change the fragment into
a sentence. Compare your work with someone in your study

1. Jaffette, having visited the science laboratory innumer-
able times and being thoroughly skilled of spending time with
the skeletons of ancient animals.

2. The milk pot beside the kettle on the fire is made of

3. In the evening Frank spends his time teaching grown-
up non-readers.

4. Skipping carelessly down the street, Benjamin scream-
ing like an injured sow.

5. They may never again witness such display of loyalty
in this land.

6. The startled crowd of on-lookers, wearing only their
night dresses, stretching from one end of the street to the

7. Cleaned to thin tin, the cup lay invitingly in the tray of

8. That was she, the tall lady disappearing behind the low

9. Those flowering vines, so brightly coloured, were
planted by the present owner of the house,

10. The teacher shouting the dictation and watching her
assistant, our dear Carlton.

Figurative Expressions
It is a good thing to be able to appreciate figurative ex-
pressions, which are fixed in the language that we all use
daily; but better is the ability to appreciate their difference
from literal expressions.

Reminder: Figurative expressions suggest their meanings
by comparison, pictures, or surprise elements. Many words
we use commonly are really figures of speech. Look at the
often used term, offspring, which means an issue from a fam-
ily or a person. Some other figures of speech are names of
Greek origin. As a matter of fact a careful look will reveal
that the Bible, literature books, history, fables and our
Creolese language are vividly explained or illustrated by figu-
rative expressions.

All things have second birth;

The earthquake is not

satisfied at once.
Prelude, bk. X, 1.83

Here is a poem based on a simile.

Cloud Cotton
A cloud is like a roll of cotton
Stretched out
Dense and definite at first
But soon spreading thinner
As the great hand of the wind
Pinches from the edges wispy bits
That float away and disappear.
Here is a poem built around personification.
Wind in winter fights with you,
He pinches your ears and nose,
He slaps your cheeks and roughs your hair
And snatches at your clothes.

But wind in summer plays with you,
Each little breeze so gay
Pats your cheek and fluffs your hair
Then dances on his way.

Here is a metaphor developed into a poem.

Time's a
Stealthy thief that
Reaches out with greedy
Hands and snatches from golden

An Excerpt for your Reading Pleasure

The Man with the Scar

The story begins ...
It was on account of the scar that I first noticed him,
for it ran, broad and red, in a great crescent from his
temple to his chin. It must have been due to a
formidable wound and I wondered whether this had been
caused by a sabre or by a fragment of a shell. It was
unexpected on that round, fat and good-humored face.
He had small and undistinguished features and his
expression was artless. His face went oddly with his
corpulent body. He was a powerful man of more than
common height. I never saw him in anything but a very
shabby grey suit, a khaki shirt and a battered sombrero.
He was far from clean. He used to come into the Palace
Hotel at Guatemala City every day at cocktail time and
strolling leisurely round the bar offer lottery tickets for
sale. If this was the way he made his living it must have
been a poor one for I never saw anyone buy, but now
and then I saw him offered a drink. He never refused
it. He threaded his way among the tables with a sort of
rolling walk as though he were accustomed to traverse
long distances on foot, paused at each table, with a little
smile mentioned the numbers he had for the sale and
then, when no notice was taken of him, with the same
smile passed on. I think he was for the most part a trifle
the worse for liquor.

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BBC News) Climate change could cause severe crop losses
in South Asia and southern Africa over the next 20 years,
a study in the journal Science says.
The findings suggest southern Africa could lose more than
30% of its main crop, maize, by 2030.
In South Asia losses of many regional staples, such as rice,
millet and maize could top 10%, the report says.
The effects in these two regions could be catastrophic with-
out effective measures to adapt to climate change.
The majority of the world's one billion poor depend on ag-
riculture for their livelihoods. Yet, said lead author David Lobell,
it is also "the human enterprise most vulnerable to climate
The researcher, from Stanford University in Califor-
nia, US, added: "Understanding where these climate threats
will be greatest, for what crops and on what timescales,
will be central to our efforts at fighting hunger and pov-
erty over the coming decades."
The study used computer models to assess the impact of
climate change on farming in 12 world regions where the bulk
of the world's malnourished people live. This included much
of Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Central and South
"To identify which crops in which regions are most under
threat by 2030, we combined projections of climate change with
data on what poor people eat, as well as past relationships be-
tween crop harvests and climate variability," Dr Lobell ex-
The scale and speed of the effects on agriculture surprised
the scientists.
"For poor farmers on the margin of survival, these losses
could really be crushing," said co-author Marshall Burke, also
of Stanford University.
All the models agree that there will be adverse effects
on maize in southern Africa and rice in South-East Asia,
but the picture is less certain in other areas such as parts
of West Africa where it is unclear how global warming will
impact the local climate.
"For these regions, you get half of the climate models tell-
ing you it's going to get wetter and the other half giving you
the opposite," said Dr Burke.
"As a result, our study raises the potential for very bad
impacts in these regions but with much less certainty than in
other regions."
A few developing regions, such as the temperate wheat-
growing areas of China, could actually benefit in the short run
from climate change, he added.
Since it typically takes 15 to 30 years for major agricul-
tural investments to be fully realized, work must start soon to
help subsistence farmers increase their yields or switch crops,
the study says.
While relatively inexpensive changes, such as
switching crops or altering planting seasons, could trim
the losses, "the biggest benefits will likely result from
more costly measures, including the development of new
crop varieties and expansion of irrigation," the authors

Happy anniversary greetings to Sarfraz and
Farzana Gafoor of Rahaman Street, No.78 Village,
Corentyne, from their children Akram and
Safiyah; also from the Jamaludeen family of Line
Path. They all wish you Allah's best, that you see
many, many more happy anniversaries.


MR. and Mrs. Prakash Purai of Blossom Scheme,
Enmore, East Coast Demerara, celebrated their
13th wedding anniversary on January 21 last. On
the occasion, best wishes come from their three
children, Alex, ArVin and Ashana; from their
brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews; and from
other relatives and friends. Also greetings from
Mr. and Mrs. Jitu of Corriverton.
They all wish you a long life together and
blessings from Lord Jesus.

Welcome to the 489th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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desiccated coconut

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Melt chocolate in saucepan over very
low heat, stirring constantly: cool.

Cream butter with egg yolk. Gradually
add sugar, blending well. Stir in
chocolate and vanilla. Chill until firm
enough to handle.

Shape into balls about 1-inch in
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Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

When cool. assemble cookies. Place a
teaspoon of jelly on the bottom of a cookie,
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F L-

says heart broken

over Ledger
Actress says her ex-fiance's spirit lives
on through their daughter, Matilda
LOS ANGELES (Reuters? In ner first statement since the
death of her former companion Heath Ledger, actress
Michelle Williams asked for privacy for her and daughter
Matilda and said she suffers from a broken heart.
"Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is
broken," Williams said in a statement released on Friday by
Ledger's spokeswoman.
Williams, 27, and Ledger met on the set of the 2005 movie
"Brokeback Mountain," fell in love and had Matilda, who is
now two years old.
They lived together in New York and speculation was that
they planned to marry, although they never officially confirmed
an engagement. Williams and Ledger split up in September.

MICHELLE Williams and daughter Matilda Rose
(Photo: Splash News)

Ledger, 28, was found dead in his bed on January 22 in his
New York apartment with sleeping pills and prescription drugs
nearby, police said. An official cause of death has yet to be
"I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spir-
ited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her
father," Williams continued in her statement.

US rapper Jay-Z is to headline this summer's Glastonbury Fes-
tival, it has been confirmed.
Organiser Michael Eavis told BBC Somci,, tne star was on
the bill for the event in June.
He said he wanted to "break with tradition this time and put
on something totally different".
Meanwhile, registration for the three-day festival has opened.
Anyone wanting to attend must submit their details and a photo
by 15 March.

PREITY ZINTA celebrates her 33rd birthday Thursday with
greater confidence in her abilities and demonstrating a little
known business acumen with the recent bagging of the
franchise of the Mohali team in cricket's Indian Premier

Mr Eavis said he hoped Jay-Z would attract a younger audi-
ence to the event.
"He will appeal to the young people and under-25s for
sure, so that's a big pull for them," he said.
"It's not like the traditional one we do, like Radiohead, Coldplay
and Muse and Oasis."
Registration opened on Friday. It does not guarantee a ticket,
but everyone who wants to buy a ticket when they go on sale on 6
April must have registered first.
Some 175,000 people will attend the festival from 27-29 June.
The rest of this year's line-up remains a closely guarded
secret, although Neil Diamond will play the veteran's slot on
the Sunday.

JAY-Z was named hip-hop's highest earner earlier last


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