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: 02-10-2008
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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Joint Services find

male skeletal


POLICE said yesterday that ranks of the Joint Services while on patrol in the backlands of Buxton, East Coast Demerara, found the skeletal remains of a man.
Page two
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z SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 10, 2008

Joint Services find

male skeletal remains

POLICE said yesterday
that ranks of the Joint Ser-
vices while on patrol in the
backlands of Buxton, East
Coast Demerara, found the
skeletal remains of a man.
According to a press re-
lease, the remains appeared to
be of a male of African descent,
and were spotted floating in a
swamp about 60 yards north of
the Lamaha Conservancy in the
vicinity of Brushe Dam.

store order" in the backlands
of Buxton and other commu-
nities on the East Coast of
Demerara, are mindful that
the clearing currently under-
way could unearth new infor-
mation about cases of murder
and disappearances that have
rocked the country over the



The release said a three-
quarter navy blue denim
pants with a leather belt and
a Rastafarian bead chain
(coloured in red, black, green
and yellow) with the name
"Ishmael" were found among
the remains. The corpse was
moved to the Lyken Funeral
Parlour in Georgetown.
The find is important for
the Joint Services who,
along with looking to "re-

past few years.
Along with the combined
forces, relatives of missing per-
sons, including those of two
sugar workers Maikhram Sawh
called 'Bharrat', 45, of
Nonpariel, and Taranauth
Rampersaud, 37, of Enterprise,
also on the East Coast
Demerara, are also looking for
possible closure to their disap-
The men who disap-
peared on May 21, 2005, were
at the time attached to the
Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) and were
tasked with clearing a cana'
in the backlands of Vigilance,
East Coast Demerara.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 10, 2008 3

Majority of Buxtonians decent, law-abiding citizens
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo is pictured above with Christian leaders from the Buxton, East Coast Demerara community, whom he met on Thursday, when he spoke of being grossly
misrepresented with regard to comments on Buxton.
The President made it quite clear that while he maintains criminal elements have used Buxton as a cover, he is of the view that the vast majority of the people living in that village are
decent, law-abiding citizens.

Strengthening of CPG's

effective support for Police

MINISTER within the Health
Ministry Dr. Bheri Ramsaran
yesterday said the strength-
ening of the Community Po-
licing Groups (CPGs) is an
effective support to assist the
police force in tackling crime.
Dr. Ramsaran expressed
this sentiment during a view
point presentation aired on the
National Communication Net-
work (NCN).
He noted that community
policing is neither a new idea nor
an invention of the People's
Progressive Party Civic (PPP/
C), but the initiative that gained
prominence soon after the late
President Dr.Cheddi Jagan came
into power in 1992.
He explained that the idea of
the initiative is to provide resi-

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dents a certain level of security
services for themselves, using
existing community resources,
manpower and knowledge of
their environment.
"This theory allows for
cost effective and efficient
net-working capable of en-
abling the performance of
certain functions associated
with the traditional salaried,
professional full-time police
force. Such functions include
surveillance and intelligence
gathering, early warning of
emerging danger or threat of
danger in the community to
the professional security
forces," pointed out.
He disclosed that the CPGs
effort so far has had a number
of short-comings, but govern-

ment has put measures in place
to address deficient areas
pointed out by residents follow-
ing meetings with several lower
East Coast communities after
the Lusignan massacre.
The junior Health Minister
said, "Within days of the mul-
tiple murders and the funeral of
the victims, the administration
took steps to allocate a plot of
land for the construction of a
CPG outpost aback of
Dr. Ramsaran underscored
that the administration must be
commended for its swift action
and noted that measures are al-
ready in place to train local resi-
dents volunteering to join the
"I was heartened by the

response of the young men to
come forward and participate
in the CPG," he emphasised.
According to him, Home
Affairs Minister Clement Rohee
remains committed to support-

ing the establishment of these
back-up security groups.
"It is my fervent hope that
Minister Rohee will initiate a
process of interaction between
well established CPGs and na-
scent CPGs, with the aim of
transfer of best practice, expe-
rience and support to the new
groups in their moments of un-
certainty during the early
stages," he appealed.
He also said that Guyana is
still in a state of shock after the
Lusignan mass murder that was

well coordinated by criminal el-
ements suspected of using
Buxton as a safe haven.
The medical doctor added
that there is a growing realiza-
tion that the majority of resi-
dents in Buxton are law abiding
citizens virtually held hostage
by criminal elements.
In addition, the minister
commended government's
recent move to clear the
Buxton backland which is
perceived to be the zone for
criminal operations.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 10. 2008

Blast at Pakistan

election rally, 16 dead

(REUTERS) VIOLENCE has intensified in Pakistan in recent
months, with the army battling militants in the northwest and
suicide bomb attacks in towns and cities, raising concern about
prospects for the nuclear-armed country in the run-up to Feb-
ruary 18 elections. I
"We have 16 confirmed dead including three security per-
sonnel and 25 wounded," Imtiaz Gillani, information minister of
North West Frontier Province, where the attack took place, told
A\\ ami National Party provincial president Afrasiab Khattak
was leading the rally in the town of Charsadda..
"There was an explosion at my meeting. There was a big bang
and I saw some people getting hit. I'm fine," Khattak told Dawn
.ie ANP is a secular party competing with religious parties in
thc: legislative elections which were postponed from January 8 af-
1. position leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack
S,)ec 27.
Some Pakistanis believe President Pervez Musharraf, whose
popularity has slumped over the past year and whose allies look
sc; i do badly in the vote, might use violence as an excuse to post-
pone the elections again.
The government has blamed an al Qaeda-linked militant
l: ,; ., Baitullah Mehsud, who is based in the South
1\ aziristan region on the Afghan border, for the attack on
B.ratto and many of the other recent attacks across the coun-
nuiitary has stepped up operations against Mehsud in re-
cent weeks. Security analysts fear the militants will launch more
attacks in the run-up, to the vote as part of their campaign to
destabilise the country.
Last 3ear, former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao
survived tv,. '-eparate suicide bomb attacks in Charsadda that killed
scores of people.
Separately, police used water cannons and tear gas to break up
a protest by hundreds of lawyers who tried to march to the home
of Pakistan's deposed chief justice in the capital, Islamabad..
Former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was dismissed in No-
vember when President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule
c il rising militancy and a meddling judiciary.
Shas been kept under house arrest since then.
e n people including four policemen were injured in Saturday's
I -,. a city official said.
wyers have been at the forefront of a campaign against
f, military chief Musharraf since March when he first
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headscarf ban
ANKARA (Reuters) Turkey's parliament lifted a ban yes-
Ierday on female students wearing the Muslim headscarf
at university. a landmark decision that some Turks fear
will undermine the foundations of their secular state.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Part). which
has Islamist roots, bailed parliament's move as a triumph for
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3EOPLE attend a rally to support the ban on headscarve
nd protest against the government in Ankara yesterday
REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
county \ here I o thirds of women cover their heads
"'Our main aim is to end the discrimination e\penenced by
a section of society just because of their personal beliefs," AK
Party lawmaker Sadullah Ergin told private broadcaster NTV,
addLng tIha SO percent of lawmakers had backed the reforms.
But underlining the powerful emotions the headscarf
ei okes, tens of thousands of people waving Turkish flags
and chanting secularist slogans staged a protest rally
against the changes just a few km from the parliament in
central Ankara.

Bhutto's widower rallies party
for elections in Pakistan
THATTA, Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, opened her party's election
campaign yesterday with a huge rally in her home province,
Sindh, in a bid to sweep the party into power on her legacy
and her martyrdom.
And in a sign that militants are continuing to wage war against
the political process here, a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen
people at a rally by a different opposition party in northwestern
Pakistan, officials said.
In Sindh Province, tens of thousands of people streamed into a
stadium on the edge of this town, vowing to keep Ms. Bhutto's
memory alive and seek revenge at the ballot box for her death. It
was an immense show of support for her Pakistan Peoples Party
and the Bhutto name, possibly larger than any crowd Ms. Bhutto
had drawn in the last months of her life.
"She lives! Bhutto lives!" they chanted, waving flags and throw-
ing their hands in the air. "Long live Bhutto!"
Mr. Zardari, who has taken on the role of co-chairman with his
19-year-old son, Bilawal, since his wife's assassination on Dec. 27,
spoke almost entirely about his wife and her legacy.
He has hinted in the last week that he could run for Prime
Minister in the future he is not a candidate in this elec-
tion pnder Pakistan's parliamentary system and he stressed
in his speech that she left him with a mission to fulfill.


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"Quality is a race for which
there is no finish line."
Mariano Browne loves that
He's used it repeatedly in
just one week: at a post-Cabi-
net press briefing on a Thurs-.
day, a meeting of state-ap-
pointed officials at the Hyatt
Regency Trinidad hotel the next
day and in an interview with the
Business Guardian the follow-
ing Thursday.
His intent is straightfor-
ward: to bring to state enter-
prises the level of governance
and structure that is typical of
the private sector.
"I have a track record in
that regard. That will be.my re-
mit and tiatwillbemy focus."
Browne's entry into local
politics has been sensational to
say the least. He was hand-
picked by Prime Minister

Patrick Manning to become a
minister in the Ministry of Fi-
Dogged by allegations of fi-
nancial impropriety in Barba-
dos, Browne says the accusa-
tions made his foray into pub-
lic life a bit "difficult."
However, they made him
determined to accept the posi-
"To not come would give
credence to that story.
"There were headlines in the
press about embezzlement,
about all sorts of stuff which
were completely libellous, com-
After about two months
on the job, Browne talks
about the changes that
need to be made. By the
end of the year, he expects
to have performance-mea-
sures in the 42 state enter-
prises in his portfolio.

Rose Hall cuts healthy

slice of tourism pie
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Ground is expected to be broken
later this year for the first major investment in health
tourism to be undertaken in Jamaica.
A hospital group from Spain's Canary Islands will be build-
ing a state-of-the-art private hospital in Rose Hall, St James, to
cater primarily for the growing tourism market.
Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Jestis Silva, disclosed this
during an interview, with The Gleaner, while on a tour of the
Gran Bahfa Principe hotel another major Spanish Investment
- in Runaway Bay, St Ann.
Silva said the investors plan to start with a 50-bed hospital
and then expand to 100 beds or more. The facility will be opened
to locals in need of the specialised treatment available, The
Gleaner has learnt.
Ambassador Silva also said efforts were being made to have
the hospital run by top-rated Jamaican practitioners who have
excelled in their fields overseas.
Elaborating on the project, he said, "The company is tell-
ing me that they are thinking of starting to work on the ap-
proval by the middle of this year and they hope to start break-
ing ground by the end of the year."
Describing the purchase as a very important investment in health
tourism. Ambassador Silva said it would give visitors, especially those
in the high-end market, greater confidence in choosing a Jamaican va-
cation due to the availability of specialised health care.
It is also understood that members of the hospital group
decided to invest in the industry after an exploratory mission
last September.
The Spanish ambassador said his country viewed Ja-
maican investments as lucrative.

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These companies have
about $62 billion in assets,
employ more than 17,000
people and posted a collec-
tive profit of $5.5 billion
last year.
He'll aim for a 90 per cent
improvement in the first in-
"We would like to establish
the benchmarks of success."
Then we will probably look
at divestment.
"We haven't privatised or
divested anything for quite some
He used Caribbean Airlines
as an example of how the Gov-
ernment operates at arm's
length but the directors have a
clear idea of its expectations.
Browne readily points out
state enterprise success stories:
the National Gas Company
(NGC), National Petroleum
(NP) and Petrotrin.
"NGC is one of the bench-
marks of the state enterprises.
It's a very efficient company,
very well run, successful."
Interrupted, to ask about
the negative perception of state
enterprises, Browne continues,
"I do understand the point and,
the contradiction of state enter-
prises and I think there has been
a move for the establishment of
a number of special purpose ve-
hicles which are critical to the
execution of government
However, the establishment
of the special purpose state en-
terprises about three years ago
has not eliminated the negativ-
Browne explains that the
Government is drawing from
the same pool of resources as
the private sector. The onus
is now to ensure that people
who work with the Govern-
ment deliver the same value
as would be expected of them
in the private sector.


; Church condemns shooting of

Corporal Salkey, church brother

church community has ex-
pressed outrage at the shoot-
ing.of police Corporal Peter
Salke) and his church
brother, Junior McKenzie, as
they talked after a church
service in Westmoreland
Thursday night.
-"Crime-has got to a stage
where we are producing a gen-
eration that has no regard for
God and.is adept in sacrilege,"
said Pastor Glen Samuels, presi-
dent of the West Jamaica Con-
ference of Seventh-day
Two gunmen reportedly at-
tacked the policeman and
MIcKenzie, shortly after 9:00
p.m. Thursday at the Bethel
Town Seventh-day Adventist
hurci as they stood by the
policeman's car. .
It is said that the 35-year-
d6d cop sustained gunshot
wounds to the abdomen and
chest. The gunmen did not take
his service revolver.
"I ordained Salkey two
weeks ago as an elder. He is
one that is held in high re-
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tressed," continued Pastor
Samuels. "Both men were
coming from a men's minis-
try meeting where they were
discussing plans for a
mentor(ship) programme to
benefit the men in the com-
An appeal for blood was
made yesterday morning for
Corporal Salkey, whose condi-
tion is described as critical. His

church brother also remains
hospitalized, in stable condition.
"The entire (St James)
division is outraged by the
shooting of Corporal Salkey,
especially noting the fact that
he was at church. We are
praying earnestly that he
pulls through and we will re-
lentlessly pursue his attack-
ers," said Deputy Superinten-
dent Paul Stanton.


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WHILE THE loved ones of the 11 victims .of the
"Lusignan massacre" and the corporal of the GDF mur-
dered a day earlier at Buxton continue to mourn, the par-
liamentary opposition parties, and the PNCR in particu-
lar, are seeking to exploit every possible opportunity to
score political points-the value of which remains highly
To follow public statements by the PNCR, it would
seem that the latest tragedies of involving the dozen
murdered victims of organised criminality in the villages
of Buxton and Lusignan, simply presented yet another
occasion for mixing crocodile tears with
ongoing manoeuvres to undermine public support for the
security forces as well as keeping alive divisive ethnic-
oriented politics.
This most disturbing situation prevails amid the scur-
rilous statements being posted on the internet by cal-
lous, reckless, racist and dangerously opportunistic el-
ements armed with damning, slanderous accusations
against the Guyana Government.
Just this past week, following a hate-mongering
internet posting, designed to link two ex-officers of the
GDF, a political leader and the notorious Rondell 'Fine
Man' Rawlins, I felt compelled to tell the sender never
again to forward to me his mischievous nonsense.
What should be of more interest to the police and
army intelligence services, however, is a concern over
how much longer would they remain exposed to the
jeers of the likes like "most wanted" 'Fine Man' from his
"mysterious' (?) hideout-even after his "interview" with
the 'Kaieteur News'.
Or, also to the mockings that come from Oliver
Hinckson who, though still wanted for questioning by the
police, often manages to surface at crucial periods to
make highly controversial statements-thanks to sec-
tions of collaborative "friendly" media -and teasingly of-
fer to even cooperate with law enforcing agencies?
It is to be hoped that their intelligence network, which
appears to be seriously deficient on the ground in the
face of rampaging criminal violence, will get a needed
boost with the opertionalising from month end of the
government's 'Security Sector Reform Action Plan"
Funded by the British Government, as part of the
government's request for international donor
assistance, components of aid from Britain include se-
curing sophisticated equipment and on-the-lob skills
training by British security experts.
In this context, the recent joint call by the Alliance For
Change and Guyana Action Party, as reported in the
media, for the government to "admit that it has no an-
swers to the growing crime problem" and to request as-
sistance from the USA, UK, Brazil and CARICOM, reveal
a surprising level of unawareness-to say it politely-to
the realities not only here in Guyana but in the rest of
the Caribbean Community.
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I'm missing


Perhaps I am missing something here? What does the Region
Four Chairman have to do with the negotiation between the
Government and
Buxtonian farmers for compensation for the Government clear-
ing their land so that people may be able to see the gunmen before
they arrive in the village?
The scenario should have been the same used as if the Govern-
ment decided to build a road, put up electricity cables, telephone
cables or dig a trench on private land.
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tion. Then, when he finished the Regional Chairman can get up and
do his/her thing.
Perhaps, Freddie thinks that the rest of the country should wait
on Buxton. Perhaps Freddie would like to argue for farmers in Re-
gion 2 and Region 3 to get their compensation everytime they get
flooded (WHICH THEY DO NOT GET). Or, doesn't Freddie realise
that the farmers in the other Regions are just as important as well?
The people in the Buxton Community were warned that their
children were being used by the gunmen as look outs. Some listened,
some did not.
Now we are finding out that the gunmen may have "a love" in
the community. Imagine Rondell Rawlins had time to get to know
Tenisha Morgan.
That sort of relationship does not just happen immediately. In-
deed, Rawlins himself confirmed that in the relationship "She un-
derstood him and she would not have gone away and let him do that
Other Communities are just as important as Buxton and
deserve the Minister of Agriculture's time and attention (which
I seriously doubt that they will be able to get as he is too busy
now having to deal with Buxton).


missile in competitive parliamentary politics-then
these two minority parties are simply doing their own
Expect more of this when the National Assembly de-
bates, possibly on Thursday (Valentine Day)' a multi-fac-.
eted motion circulated in the name of PNCR leader, Rob-
ert Corbin, to express "sincerest sympathy" to the fami-
lies of the Lusignan massacre and the slain GDF sol-
dier, as well as to urge the government to pursue a "defi-
nite plan of action" to arrest the "downward spiral of the
country's security..."
Whatever Mr. Corbin has in mind about a "definite plan
of action" should be illuminating when he addresses the
Assembly, for his party is not known to have placed on
record ANY specific alternative plan or strategy to the.
programmes the government has been pursuing-how-
ever relevant or deficient.
Nor is it known at this stage, as both the Jagdeo ad-
ministration and the parliamentary opposition prepare for
the coming debate, if the principal representative deci-
sion-making bodies of either the governing PPP/C or the
PNCR has had the opportunity to discuss the general
crime and violence situation, with a special focus on the
Lusignan massacre and the gross misuse of Buxton as
a known "criminal haven".
This concern is quite relevant in a country where, hav-
ing overcome severe national punishment of many years
from the consequences of "party paramountcy", there are
now some disturbing manifestations of a "maximum
leadership" syndrome-both at State level and in the func-
tioning of the PNCR-that are inconsistent with claimed
commitment to democratic norms.
While the decision makers of both major parties carry
out their own assessments of such manifestations, it is
pertinent to remind parliamentarians when they debate
Corbin's motion on crime and security that an opposi-
tion party, suchas the PNCR which, over the years, had
encouraged the growth of a damning political culture
which made virtual "heroes" of dangerous armed crimi-
nals, must now be willing to demonstrate some remorse
and humility in lamenting the crime epidemic currently
afflicting this nation.

Our African

ancestors must

be turning in

their graves

The patrimony that was inherited by the descendants of en-
terprising former slaves, who evolved from an ethos of dehu-
manization unparalleled in the history of humankind, who
had saved guilder by guilder to purchase lands in order to
create villages and communities and family structures that
had been denied them by the slave-owners, to whom slaves
paralleled cattle in the resource graphs of their plantations,
have become terrorist-infested jungles from which warfare
is waged on children.
Within the context of owned chattels, slaves were allowed to
'breed' so as to produce more income generating resources. Fa-
thers could not claim their offspring because they were not allowed
to own 'property', and mothers were only allowed to suckle their
babies until they were weaned, then they were placed into 'hold-
ing-pens' until they were auctioned off or old enough to work -
and that meant from childhood.
So, from the safe havens of all the freedoms of modern social
dynamics, we can only imagine what these communities meant to
these foreparents.
History tells us that runaway slaves first planted rice from
paddy brought into then British Guiana from the Carolinas by the
plantation owners, and Dr. Cheddi Jagan, writing in Forbidden Free-
dom, tells us that the plantation owners drove cattle into the pro-
vision fields of the freed slaves in efforts to drive them back to
work the plantations in order to survive; so industry and a love
for tilling the land was inbred in African foreparents.
Purchase and acquisition of these lands enabled African ances-
tors, for the first time in generations since they were kidnapped
and forcibly transported away from their homelands, leaving be-
hind families and friends, to experience bonding instead of bond-
age so family ties, community ties, ties to the land were em-
braced and celebrated with a passion, and a commitment that nur-
tured and empowered offspring to endeavour to be the best that
they can. Hence these villages were the cradles of some of
Guyana's most brilliant sons and daughters.
Over and above it all was a fierce belief in a god that had de-
livered them into the promised land because the homes and farms
and communities they had created out of the lands that they had
bought were, for these formerly dispossessed foreparents, truly
God's gift.
Their moral and ethical standards were high and their pride
and dignity superseded even that of the plantocracy, because the
notorious lifestyles of the latter oftimes bordered on depravity.
However time and laxity diffused the passion for the land in
succeeding generations. Homes decayed in tandem with morals
and lifestyles; and the cherished farmlands became forested
'backlands' in which thieves and killers hid and from which they
intermittently emerge to plunder the fruits of other men's labour
and kill the innocent in the process.
And their leaders use the parliamentary machinery to justify
this plunder and pillage and their justification? That by right of
their foreparents suffering as slaves, they are entitled to inherit
large chunks of Guyana, even after they had dispossessed them-
selves of these lands for profit and laid waste the bounty endowed
them by the freed slaves.
Those foreparents whose fierce pride and dignity drove them
to work and achieve, begging nothing from man, and certainly steal-
ing nothing from anyone. But their leaders are telling the descen-
dants of these proud and industrious people that they are justi-
fied in grabbing the fruits of the labour of their neighbours, while
the lands that their ancestors bequeathed go to waste, all in the
name of the blood and sweat of their ancestors. They themselves
are not prepared to sweat and earn.
Political leaders were, not so long ago, talking about
marginalization of African villages that cannot be farmed because
of lack of infrastructural facilities. Today, when the forest
backlands are being cleared, so that youths could pick up farming
implements instead of guns, the same political leaders are conve
niently, opportunistically claiming destruction of produce to thk
value of millions of dollars from the very lands that they had onl5
just recently claimed could not be farmed because of lack of infra
Successive leaders in the PNC have themselves marginalize
many of their own supporters because they have eradicated fron
their value systems the values of industry, thrift and honest toil -
and honesty in general; and inculcated in them attitudes of sloth
fulness, covetousness, greed, indolence, violence, bullyism, and
lack of pride so all-pervasive that they do to care that they ar
currently impacting on the world's consciousness as parasites con
tent to live off the endeavours and industry of others.
The PNC has lost credibility even within its own ranks an(
supporters, who comprise, in the main, very upright citizens o
this land, and who abhor the image that is being painted of blac
Guyanese as a result of the misguided actions of a few who allo\
themselves to be influenced by their leaders into acting like beasts
Our African. ancestors must be turning in their graves ii


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Where there is

no vision...

There is a good deal of optimism among many that somehow
God will intervene and change the system of things, but they
fail to understand that man without God cannot and God with-
out man will not. If man continues to pump enormous quanti-
ties of oil and water from Mother Earth for his manufactur-
ing purposes and to spew enormous volumes of carbon dioxide
into the atmosphere, to litter its surface with garbage, and to
put noxious effluents into its oceans, all for greed and short
time enjoyment without thought for the next generation, then
i. .....t Pvnpet a iust Providence to come to his aid.
The earth and all therein is the Lord's, put there for the use of
all mankind. If any individual or group wants to claim it and to
stake off portions which he calls his own, then there will be con-
flicts. Most of the wars fought were for claiming or extending terri-
tories. If he uses the resources of the earth to manufacture weap-
ons of destruction instead of implements for peaceful purposes,
then he is preparing for conflict.
In religion which should be all embracing, man has set bound-
aries, claiming whose is right and whose is false, hemming himself
around in a circle which is exclusive, ignoring that all mankind is
one, with the same Divine spark within all; forgetting that the pur-
pose of religion is to unite, not divide, to eliminate prejudice and
hate and to show love and compassion.
'Where there is no vision, the people perish. Mankind is on
the brink of a precipice. His every invention which he claims will
add comfort to mankind is bringing him nearer to the brink by
hazarding the environment and threatening the safety and privacy
of all. Yet man. now, more than ever, fails to see his interrelation,
his interconnection and his interdependence. We are all one; no arti-
ficial barrier can separate us. The days of high walls and fences are
over. What we need now is to extend the hand of friendship to all.
to "beat our swords into ploughshares and our spears into pruning
There will be conflicts too. if justice is not meted out to all
individuals. In this ace of information, man is aware of his rights
and he will fight injustice everywhere, even at the cost of his life.
Dictators and despots will be opposed everywhere. Though they
flaunt power. thev are prisoners of their own power, and can re-
main in power. lor so long as they have an army to protect them.
So, what is the present situation! If we escape nuclear dev-
astation, which is a possibility, can we escape the diminishing
environment? Without a healthy environment, a good economy
or the best health service means nothing, as our very survival
is threatened. Man, after endangering and eliminating many
species by his indiscretion, has now himself become an en-
dangered species.


His cameramen

missed that shot

The Opposition Leader, Mr. Robert Corbin keeps saying that
furniture have been ripped and destroyed in several Buxton
homes by the Joint Services during their operation. I am still
waiting to see the evidence of this statement made by Mr.
From Corbin's feature of 'National Interest' which was broad-
cast numerous times on Channel 9 and until now I cannot see the
'destroyed' furniture. Why is Mr. Corbin, who is misleading oth-
ers, also making false statements on TV?
These programmes I am told are broadcast overseas and I am
sure the viewers would like to also see the destroyed furniture and
other items "destroyed" by the Joint Services.
Looking ar Mr. Corbin's programme (FACE THE NATION)
on Channel 6, a caller asked him where the destroyed furniture was
and until now Mr. Corbin cannot show the footage.
This really surprised me and I want to say it's unfortu-
nate that Mr. Corbin's cameramen missed that very impor-
tant shot.


Who is Corbin

and the PNCR

trying to fool?

The President's remarks that there may have been crimi-
nals in Buxton and that they may have passed the army
saying that they are going to farm, seem to be a matter of
contention with the residents of Buxton and PNCR leader
Mr. Corbin. Further PNCR Leader Robert Corbin has
failed to admit that Buxton is a safe haven for criminals
despite the fact that several criminals were captured while
either in i n-I .----*
h-" D ; :.- .. i. juniL services operations.
Recently a soldier lost his life when the army vehicle he
was travelling in came under attack on the Buxton embankment.
Police were pursuing bandits on the day that Donna Herod was
killed; these are just two specific incidents where persons lost
their lives.
Who is it that Corbin and the PNCR are trying to fool?
What added evidence does he need to say that there are nany
criminals who hide out in the backlands or are they freedom
fighters to him?
On Corbin's Face the Nation programme on Friday, Febru-
ary 8, one caller was angry that the police wanted to search a
young man who was with her. She claimed that because he was
in some trouble, the police was hassling him. What trouble was
he in? He was found with an unlicensed firearm!
The sooner Corbin distances himself from the criminals that
are perpetrating these acts, the more secure this country will be
for all.
One is left to wonder if Corbin's, and by extension the
PNCR's, militant objection to the army's operation in the East
Coast Backlands is linked in any way to the guns from the 1970s
issued to their party.
Don't let us lose focus guys; these weapons are still
out there and Corbin and company should still be made to
answer for them because when Rawlins is captured, as hap-
pened before, someone else will be given the guns.



orechesirati cn

It appears to have been a well orchestrated plan by the
PNCR, to disrupt the meeting between the Minister of Ag-
riculture and farmers from the Buxton area.
That was evident by some of the persons who turned up
to the meeting. Their presence there and their interactions with
the crowd proved that they had no intentions of listening to
"the Minister.
Speaking at the meeting was Mark Benschop. teachers and
religious leaders who were not' farmers but were there to dis-
rupt the meeting. It is sad that the villagers of Buxton are.being
used by the PNCR to meet their own political agenda.
If taken in the light that it was intended, then the farmers at
Buxton and in fact the entire East Coast could benefit from the
clearing of the backlands. With the dams cleared then access to
the 'farm beds' in the backlands could be accessed by vehicles.
More land could be put under cultivation and proper farms es-
tablished which could attract an export market.
It is sad that the-political Opposition is using this action as
a divisive tool, rather than looking for the benefits that the coinm-
munity could derive from'it. For too long. Buxton is being taken
for a ride by the PNCR. The people need to stand up for them-
selves and seek their own development.
The embracing and supporting of the joint services' work
in the community will be testimony that the people of Buxton
have nothing to hide by following their political masters by op-
posing the Joint Services in a legitimate operation, they are cre-
ating the impression that they have something to hide.
Further, it was totally unnecessary for the villagers to be
raising 'red herrings' during 'meeting that was to discuss the
disbursement of compensation to farmers.
The religious leaders need to seek their God for guid-
ance and really lead their followers to true freedom of the
soul and mind from their political directors.


Why is Mr. Corbin

inciting Buxtonians?

AS a concerned citizen, I want to know why the Opposition Leader,
Mr. Robert Corbin, is inciting residents of Buxton to hate the
Joint Services who were only doing their duty carrying out an
investigation. Looking at the TV programme Nation Watch, I was
shocked by some of the reckless statements he made to the people
after visiting the homes of persons whose houses were searched.
Mr. Corbin is instigating the people to hate the Joint Services and
this will not help in the capturing of the wanted criminals. This shows
that Mr. Corbin is protecting criminals in the area.
I thought Mr. Corbin was against racism in this country but from
all indication from his statements during hi., "" p n w --- ong.
..., -aa ovenn wrong.
From what I gathered, several residents said that only Indian po-
lice and soldiers are responsible for the damages to these homes in
Buxton. How will Mr. Corbin determine if this is true?
We are all Guyanese and persons who claim to be leaders should
not on national television be a part of such racial overtones, especially
during this time in our country.
Anyone looking at the way Mr. Corbin was enjoying himself at
Buxton, would come to the conclusion that criminal activities and ter-
rorism suits his strategies.
Another observation, showing clips of Cabinet Ministers being
abused by a few distressed people at Lusignan was in very bad taste.
We all know the history of Buxton over the past six years. Lead-
ers have to be responsible and take up the challenge if we want to see
peace in our beautiful country.
Mr. Corbin, if you do not have any link to crime or guns, that are
being used by criminals, then allow the Joint Services to do their job.
Let's us all co-operate to build this nation of ours.


Role models should

help educate public

about animals

I remember switching channels one night, a while back, and stop-
ping on Channel 9 when I saw a good looking, well spoken young
man holding up two puppies, one in each hand. The asking prices
were $35.000 for the Pit bull and $50,000 for a Pompek. Several
young people called in saying they were enjoying the show but
the prices for the dogs were too high. Several of the callers
seemed to be going crazy over the cute little foreign Pompek. The
marketer then said "the offer expires if they are not sold on
tonight's show." but not wanting to miss a sale added, "but I might
negotiate if you call after the show."
When I read the January 25. 2008. Kaieteur News article 'Guyana's
next top model: can Anthony Snow be the one.' I realized that TV
marketer I had seen was no other than Anthony Snow.
In this 'good boy-bad boy" article promoting his career. several
statements caught my eye (some good and some bad): he owns 10
pithulls. he's working on becoming a veterinarian, he's president of 'the
Breeder's Club for dog owners in South America', and he has arranged
.for more than one hundred dogs to be paraded on the streets of
Georgetown on February 22 as part of Mash activities.
- A t, m,..onrui.Indthhrle like him .ant to be-role models for
1I -ill_ ollt, t. ..... ---- ---
today's youths'and if they are serious about "becoming vets" then a
good way to begin is to spend a few days at the local animal shelter
(GSPCA) seeing how many animals are taken in there (over 4,000 ir
2006), the condition in which they arrive, and the many forms of bru-
tality they suffer before being euthanized (over 3,000 in 2006 because
insufficient good homes were available to take them in).
Once role models see'and understand the reality of how most dogs
and cats really live and die in Guyana. hopefully'they will work to
educate the public to stop breeding animals that end up in dog fighting
rings (where a high percentage of pit bulls end up) and reproduction of
imported breeds of cute doggies just to earn a few dollars.
Everyone loves a-parade and parades with dogs are no excep-
tion. Hopefully the Ministries of Youth, Culture and Sports ano
the Ministry of Tourism will take note of the planned Februarl
22, 2008 "parade of 100 dogs down the streets of Georgetown'
and lay down the appropriate rules to ensure the health and safety
of the animals and the human spectators. "


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FIERCE DISAGREEMENTS and divisions have emerged within
the Caribbean Community over the recently concluded nego-
a,"-': for an Ec-rCmijc Partnership Agreement (EPA) with
the European Union (EU).
Involved, publicly, are two Heads of Government-Guyana's
President Bharrat Jagdeo and Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce
Golding; some leading regional intellectuals and scholars; the Carib-
bean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) and some one hun-
dred signatories-including representatives of non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) who forwarded their concerns in a letter to
the Community Secretariat last month (January 18).
Even before the conclusion last December 16 in Barbados of
the EPA negotiations between representatives of the European Com-
mission (executive arm of the EU) and CARIFORUM (CARICOM
plus the Dominican Republic), there were open criticisms about the
negotiating processes.


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agree to subject at least the core features of the draft agreement for
independent review by regional stakeholders. No such response
The fear expressed was that once the proplOCt signing
(suggested for March 15) of what essentially constitute a seirb Uf
bilateral agreements with the EU, it would be legally binding with
all the consequences involved for reciprocity in this region's new
partnership with Europe.
A fundamental difference of the EPA and other partnership
accords entered into with the EU and countries historically involved
in the African, Caribbean and Pacific ACP) group, dating back to
the 1975 Lome Convention, is that it heralds an end to preferential
treatment in trade and services in favour of reciprocity.
It is not clear how the proposed March 15 date for signing
was arrived at with the intention of operationalising aspects of the
EPA by the end of April this year.
However, amid various suggestions for a review prior to any
signing arrangement, prominent economists, among them Norman
Girvan, Clive Thomas and Havelock Brewster, went public, sepa-
rately and jointly .with others, warning of serious implications for
the Caribbean should the EPA move to the stage of becoming a le-
gally binding convention.
At its meeting in Guyana last month, CARICOM's Council
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Meanwhile, critics of the negotiated EPA, among them signato-
1ic L, ,, uc..IIL sent to the Community Secretariat last month,
publicly empathised with the Guyanese President's claim that the
Caribbean had been subjected to "bullying tactics" by the EU in
order to satisfy its own agenda for a new economic partnership.
In the end, the EU's timeline pressure for an EPA not later
than December 31, 2007, won out amid prevailing fears that the Car-
ibbean region "stands to gain little at this time...", according to
The Guyanese leader has lead responsibility for CARICOM's
strategy for promoting integrated expansion and modernisation of
the region's agricultural sector.
In contrast, however, Prime Minister Golding, who has as-
sumed the chairmanship of CARICOM's Prime Ministerial Sub-
committee on External Negotiations (that includes reporting from
the CRNM), has sharply rebuked-without calling names-critics
of the EPA, claiming that they suffer from mendicancyy" and needed
to be freed from the "psychological shackles of slavery..."
Whoever he may have had in mind, there is no known prece-
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For its part, the CRNM, an institution of CARICOM, felt com-
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media and on its website a "fact vs fiction" statement; a summary
of the negotiating processes and involvement of stakeholders, as
well as roles played by named regional officials and experts.
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GUYANA'S private media
may be both gullible to do-
mestic terrorism and engag-
ing in latent overtures to ter-
rorism; political links to
criminality also place some
politicians within the realm
of this sinister 'overture' en-
And make no mistake
about the notion that terror-
ists use the media as an im-
portant barometer to measure
their success; and so the
Guyana private media with
its distorted coverage can
only aid the terrorists. The
U.S. Congressional Research
Service (CRS) addressed this
issue of what terrorists want
from the media. And so here
are some notes from the CRS
on what the terrorists need
from the media:
(1) Terrorists require pub-
licity. Publicity for terrorists
tells everyone that they are
fighting for a cause that requires
(2) Terrorists need a sym-
pathetic understanding of their

cause and the actions they take:
and they believe that the public
needs help to understand their
(3) Terrorists occasionally
place sympathetic personnel
within the media.
(4) Terrorists seek legiti-
macy to their causes through the
(5) Terrorists want the me-
dia to provide legitimacy to the
opinions of some non-govern-
mental organizations which may
be covers for terrorists with re-
gard to recruitment, funding, and
(6) Terrorists want media
coverage for acts that damage
their enemy. Here the media
is expected to spread panic,
fear, and terror on terrorists'
acts, enabling the populace to
feel uneasy about a
government's capacity to
protect them. And this is ex-
actly what the underlying
factors were in the case of the
Lusignan Massacre.
The private media's dis-
tortions facilitate consider-

ably the terrorists' cause. A
case in point is where the
President never referred to
all Buxton residents as crimi-
nals; the President has re-

Clearly, the private
media is showing its
true colors in
deceptive reporting;
and in so doing, the
media is adding its
two cents' worth to an
programme for this

peatedly spoke about crimi-
nal elements within the
Buxton community; and the
Joint Services are targeting
such criminals; the President
also did refer to the large
number of Buxton residents
as good and law-abiding citi-
zens. And the President has

From page eight
with those claiming lack of involvement of regional stakeholders in the extended consulta-
tion initiatives.
In turn, Dr Havelock Brewster, for instance, has taken issue with Prime Minister Golding's
caricaturing of EPA critics as suffering from mendicancyy" and pointed out his basic position in oppo-
sition to the agreement in its current form. He has sent a letter to this effect to the 'Jamaica Gleaner'.
Dr Norman Girvan, on the other hand, has accused the CRNM of engaging in "a false dichotomy"
with its "fact vs fiction" approach in seeking to dismiss calls for an independent review.
He has asked on his own website, that includes Brewster's letter of response to Prime Minister
Golding's verbal blast, whether the stage was now being set to "present the region with a fait accom-
pli" in the form of a "done-deal" with the EU-irrespective of serious consequences for the future
trade and economic development of the Caribbean.
With the impending report from the "Reflections Group", as requested by COTED, both the CRNM
and critics of the EPA seem determined to clarify their respective positions on this new economic
partnership deal reached with the EU.
The big question of relevance is whether current differences and divisions are likely to frustrate
demands for a review of the EPA as it now stands.
If Caribbean governments are disposed to such a review, then it is to be assumed that prior to next
month's meeting of CARICOM leaders in The Bahamas, there may have to be a formal request to the
European Commission for a postponement of the proposed March 15 signing date for the EPA. Will
Europe agree?
CARICOM's Council of Ministers-the second highest decision-making body of the Community
after the Heads of Government Conference-was meeting in Barbados at the time of writing.
The work agenda includes reports on a range of issues, among them external economic
relations ahead of next month's Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Community's leaders sched-
uled to begin in The Bahamas on March 7.

The Rotary Club of Demerara expresses heartfelt thanks to the
-i-ii-.....-1. companies for their contribution to the success.of our
Christmas Concert. Proceeds from this concert will go to the
rehabilitation c.i 'I I:c rsi. :, ,'i Community Projects.

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been making similar remarks
long before the Lusignan
Take for instance, too,
Stabroek News' coverage of the
clearing of dense vegetation at
Buxton backlands; the newspa-
per comprehensively detailed
Mr. Robert Corbin's letter to
the President, expressing his
puzzlement at this new Joint
Services' activity; there are 11
distortions in the letter, accord-
ing to Home Affairs Minister
Clement Rohee. Stabroek News
carried all the distortions in
Corbin's letter.
Further, the day before
Corbin issued his letter, the
Government's release noted that
the Government will engage the
various stakeholders on the
question of compensation; the
Stabroek News' story failed to
give credence to this aspect of
compensation. According to the
Standard Operating Procedures
of the Joint Services, repara-
tions will be effected for collat-
eral damage.
And indeed, there also is
a daily eruption of fog facts
in the news, where useful in-
formation systematically
fades away through opinioned
newscasts; the result is a pa-
ralysis of analysis of the in-
formation; the newscasts are
supposed to inform, but sev-
eral aspects of the news often
disinform, distort, and de-
There is still another side to
these media distortions; exces-
sive usage of 'Reports suggest';


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excesses are being committed in
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The coverage of the
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poignant example of distortion,
deception, and misinformation;
ethnic tribalists are hard at work
in the media to present their
ethnic position, and 'screw' ob-
jectivity and fairness; and in so
doing, downplay the horrific
Lusignan massacre. And so pre-
senting distortions allows media
houses to advance their own
political agenda.
It's time that sections of
the private media tell the
world about some progres-
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frequently, they dwell dis-
proportionately on negatives
and peddle deceptions; and,
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lend itself to distortions, out-
right lies. Clearly, the pri-
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Kosovo: The least
m u Iqa mww "Now-

bad option?

THE Serbian presidential
election on Sunday was a
near-run thing, but in the
end the good guy won. Not
that President Boris Tadic is
all that wonderful, but he
positively glows with virtue in
contrast to his opponent
Tomnislav Nikolic, an ultra-
nationalist who served as a
government minister under
strongman Slobodan
Milosevic and has been ac-
cused of war crimes during
the Serbian occupation of
eastern Croatia in the 1990s.
Tadic ended up with 50.5 per-
cent of the votes to Nikolic's
47.7 percent.
This means that the elabo-
rately choreographed diplomatic
dance to give Kosovo its inde-
pendence can go ahead without
unleashing a Balkan war. for
Tadic, while he opposes
Kosovo's independence as much
as any other Serb. has promised
not to use force to stop it. The
European Union took the first
step in the dance the day after
the Serbian election, announcing
that an EU "peace and justice
mission" made up of 1,800 Eu-
ropean police and legal officials
will take the place of the exist-
ing United Nations mission in
A good many of these offi-
cials are already in Kosovo
wearing UN hats, but they have
to change headgear because
what's about to happen in
Kosovo is illegal under UN
rules. Although more than 90
percent of Kosovo's 2 million
people are Albanian-speaking
Muslims (Kosovars), the prov-
ince ha's legally been part of
Serbia since 1912. Even if the

Russians were not there to veto
Kosovo's independence, the
UN Security Council has no au-
thority to dismantle a sovereign
So it is being done outside
the UN rules. Indeed, almost
everything in Kosovo in the
past decade has been done out-
side UN rules, including the 78-
day NATO bombing campaign
against Serbia in 1998-99 that
forced Slobodan Milosevic to
withdraw the Serbian army from
the province. There was strong
humanitarian justification, for
Milosevic was applying the
same brutal ethnic cleansing tac-
tics to the Kosovars that he had
previously used against the
Croatians and the Muslims of
Bosnia, but the NATO cam-
paign was illegal under interna-
tional law.
The subsequent military
occupation of Kosovo by
16.000 NATO troops
(who are still there) got
some legal cover when Russia
supported a Security Council
resolution setting up KFOR, as
the force is now known. But
Moscow never envisaged
Kosovo as an independent coun-
try and to be fair, neither did
the NATO countries at the
NATO's brief air war
against Serbia nine years ago
was not really a calculated
thing. It was a final, exasperated
lashing out against the demonic
Milosevic, who had been spon-
soring bloody campaigns of eth-
nic cleansing against various
non-Serbian peoples of former
Yugoslavia for almost a decade.
But the big NATO coun-
tries that drove the policy (if

you can call it that) had no clear
idea what they would do with
Kosovo afterwards. That left
the field clear for the Kosovars
themselves, who almost unani-
mously wanted independence
from the hated Serbs.
The NATO powers were
mindful of the need to protect
the Serbian minority (about 5
percent of the population) that
still remains in Kosovo. but ba-
sically they accepted the US
and British position that the oc-
cupation could only be ended
by granting Kosovo indepen-
dence. If that means the part
lion of the sovereign nation of
Serbia. so be it.
George W. Bush and Tony
Blair didn't much care about in-
ternational law and the author-
ity of the UN. or else they.
wouldn't have invaded Iraq.
SIt all seemed quite straight-
forward to them. But this
policy did cause anxiety among
NATO members like Cyprus
and Spain, where the notion
that aggrieved ethnic groups
with a local majority can sim-
ply dismantle long-established
states and get international
support for the enterprise -
set off all the local alarm bells.
It did the same in Russia, which
has plenty of aggrieved minori-
ties of its own.
Once the Kosovars had
open Western support for fill
independence, they!had no in-
centive whatever to!make com-
promises with the Serbs, so two
years of UN7backed negotia-
tions on some halfway-house
deal that would s ve Serbian
face failed conclusi ely late last
year. Russian opposition made
a UN resolution authorisingg

, ..

Kosovo's independence impos-
So the UN mission in
Kosovo is neing turned into an
EU mission. and in a week or
two Kosovo will unilaterally
declare its independence (with
promises of security lor the
Serb minority, of course). The
big EU countries will all
recognize Kosovo's indepen-
dence at once. The Serbs and the
Russians can complain all they
want, but they won't do any-
thing. And that's the end of the
story, apart from the collateral
damage to international law and
the West's relationship with
The Serbs and Russians
probably won't do anything.
Tadic's narrow re-election
victory was helped along by
EU promises of more aid for
Serbia, visa-free travel in Eu-
rope for Serbian citizens, and
the prospect of eventual EU
membership, and he won't
resort to force. The Russians
will be furious, but they have
no means of stopping it. It's
a shabby, shady business, but
at this point it may be the
least bad solution to an in-
soluble problem.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journal-
ist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.

Path to



THE escalation of violent crimes seems to have taken on a
frightening, global magnitude. While this may not be a sig-
nificant cause for alarm in some places, it is definitely a
serious basis for disquiet in Guyana, considering our al-
ready undersized population.
The Marxist theory from a
sociological perspective pur-
ports that society is constantly
evolving through an ongoing

produce change in another.
Another very scholarly
proponent of this theory.
Emile Durkiem. also suggests
that while some forms of con-
flict are considered unproduc-
tive or anti-social. they persist
in society because they pro-
vide a requisite function. The
ethical rightness of this theory
is not the basis of my dis-
course, hence I spare no time
in delving into this issue.
Rather I choose to concern
myself at this time with the
emergence of another type of conflict in our Guyanese society.
The events of the past few weeks have undoubtedly gen-
erated a number of emotional reactions from within a wide
cross section of Guyanese society. People everywhere at the
grass root levels are giving expression to their fears and
concerns, through every available conduit and medium.
This is good, for it provides a necessary outlet for pent up
anger and frustration in a controlled environment.
However what is very unfortunate is the approach taken
by those who have been given a greater degree of responsibility
and by extension should demonstrate a greater level of account-
ability and maturity.
One would in agine that in an environment as volatile as
ours, exacerbated:by the recent killings that politicians, media
operatives and community leaders would recognize the burden
of responsibility placed upon them at this time to act and speak
in a responsible manner, instead of using a very difficult time
in our country to gain cheap political opportunities, popular-
ity and economic gains.
My concern for our leaders is their abitlh to put the wider
good of country ahead of personal grievances. Losing the abil-
ity to do such inevitably leads us all down a path of self de-
Guyana, like any of her sister Caribbean nations,
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At the workshop yesterday

Abstinence Clubs

workshop ends today

THE curtain will today come
down on a two-day Leadership
Skills Training
Workshop for members of
Abstinence Clubs, held at the
Holy Rosary Parish, Kitty.
The Workshop which began
yesterday, brought together
more than thirty young people
who hold leadership positions
within their.respective Clubs,
arms of the Roman Catholic
Youth Office 'Programme on
Abstinence for Guyana'.
Clubs represented are from
Regions One Barima/Waini;
Region Nine Upper Takutu/
Upper Essequibo; Region Ten -
Upper Demerara/Berbice and
Region Four Demerara/
The objective of the
training programme, said
Mrs. Pamella Mittelholzer,
member of the Management
Committee of the Programme

on Abstinence for Guyana, is
to develop the leadership
skills of the youths who, at
the end of the training, can go
out and be Ambassadors for
the Programme.
Topics included: How to
motivate persons; leading youth
to moral integrity; qualities of
a good leader; listening key
to good leadership and commu-
nication and public speaking.
Resource persons were:
Pamella Mittelholzer, Jewel
Crosse, Ron Robinson, Lucretia
Stanton, Lawrence Kendall and
Gavin Agard.
The Programme on Absti-
nence for Guyana was
organised through the Ro-
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ily and Life Commission in
June 2005. The specific objec-
tive was to inculcate high
moral standards in the youth
of today's society, and help to


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curb the prevalence of HIV/
To this end, the first train-
ing of trainer's workshop on
abstinence was held at St. Paul's
Seminary in June 2005.
At the initiative of
Bishop Francis Alleyne,
Bishop of Georgetown, a
team of four key functionar-
ies from the Governor's
Programme on Abstinence
(GPA) in Louisiana, U.S.A,
headed by President, Ms Gail
Dignam, was invited to
Guyana to conduct the train-
There were 35 participants
from over 10 different Roman

Catholic parishes throughout
Guyana and representatives
from other religious denomina-
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Much has been achieved
since, with the focus now being
"Making Abstinence a way of
Several workshops and
other training sessions have
since been held; several
youths have taken the Pledge
of Abstinence, and the absti-
nence message is being rig-
orously promoted in to sev-
eral communities across
Guyana, including hinterland

Path to ...

From page 10
has her share of social, economic and political
problems. The problems of our country and any coun-
try for that matter cannot be solved at the same level
of consciousness at which they were created. To solve
Guyana's problems requires that we all- politicians.
media, community leaders. everyone deliberately
engage, think, strategise, operate at a level of con-
sciousness way above the level at which our problems
were created.
It is absolutely necessary for us as citizens to work on cul-
tivating greater harmony with the armed forces in our country.
I must admit that I am not always in agreement with the meth1-
odology adopted very often by our service mecn and women in
the exercise of their duties. But it would he foolhardy to align
myself against these men and women, when their ultimate man-
date is the protection and preservation of the Guyainese com-
munity. We imu.t. as a people. while we are justifiable angr\.
demonstrate a level of maturity consistent with our enliIghtened
level of consciousness.
The greater good of our nation mllust be the basis on which
we negotiate. mediate. and pursue dialogue. I end with a
favourite quote of mine.
"You will only be remembered for two things in this
life. The problems you helped to solve or the ones you
helped to create."

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S+j -Crime reporting

J Workshop ends
The Deputy British High Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Malcolm Kirk, yesterday concluded a two-
*It d";:'" day Crime Reporting Workshop and handed out certificates to participants.
Reporters were drawn from both the private and state owned media houses, both electronic and print.
,; .,The workshop was held in the Training Room at 44 Main Street, Georgetowr by UK Media Consultant, Mr.
T .~. ',' John Beverley.
Jr 'At the second day of the workshop Police Public Relations Office, Mr. Ivelaw Whittaker and two members of
S:. '' staf, were there to answer questions posed by media workers and to develop a stronger working relationship
Between the Police and media practitioners.
.Also present was President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Mr. Denis Chabrol, who urged the Police
3-Public Relations Officer and his staff to implement and foster a better relationship with the media and to share
information more readily.
k. Mr. Chabrol would like to see the media and the Police developing a mutual respect, with a better
-, f i I understanding of each other's work respect.

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Reporters at the conclusion of the British-sponsored crime reporting workshop

Gangs are politically

mot vated

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;NTIALAdviser Mrs. ing the Buxton corridor on the
ixeira has said East Coast supported by a net-
s confronted by so- work of satellite cells in various
ed and politically villages throughout the country
*d criminal gangs to carry out terrorism and mur-
ient on terrorism. der to achieve political objec-
-cent television view- tives," she stressed.
3. Teixeira pointed out Teixeira underscored that
e other countries with the gang's presence has
rates, such as Jamaica, forced large numbers of law-
activity has no direct abiding Buxtonians to flee
ie state, the local situ- their ancestral home to safer
e opposite. communities.
ana has a specific According to the former
gang arranged for the Home Affairs Minister, the
ears traditionally us- gangs whose activities are de-
signed to create racial prejudices
are emboldened by those who
finance and feed them.
"But more than that, they
have been given political suc-
cor by political activist such
as the late Ronald Waddell,
OF who in his October 17, 2005
television programme 'Tak-
:"OI T a ing Care of Business' on
... -. Channel Nine, said, "What
we are doing is good, what the
militia is doing is good, we
must hold them up and give
praise to the almighty. The
armed African descendants
are not going to end their
resistance,' Teixeira said.
She said the People's Na-
tional Congress Reform-

IGuyana (PNCR-lG) has often
blown hot and cold air on the
issue and resorts to faulty argu-
ments to justify the wanton
Teixeira stated that the
PNCR recent comments on the
heightened security operation in
Beterverwagting and Enmore
corridor after the Lusignan mas-
sacre follow a similar vein be-
cause the party is raising issues
relating to farmers land and the
sacrificing of young African
However, she contended
that the PNCR has always fallen
short in its argument that the
special group of criminals has a
terrorist agenda and is different
from the others in society.
Teixeira called on the party
to publicly condemn the crimi-
nal group whose objective is to
destabilise the state and to ac-
knowledge that Buxton is its
safe haven.
She also implored the main
opposition party to cease pon-
tificating on the crime situation
and deal with the crime against
the state.
"We have to be united
and make an unequivocal
call to undermine their op-
erations," Teixeira appealed.

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AS a relatively new colum-
nist, I have come to realize
over the past few months that
you have a duty to your read-
ers that you are obliged to
fulfill. I would like to take
this opportunity to express
my gratitude to those who
have approached me with
their appraisals and criti-
cisms of my columns, for ex-
ample, the young man from
Youth Challenge Guyana
who indicated the articles
were enlightening to him, or
the MIS manager from a
commercial bank who pro-
vided some very thoughtful
insights in response to some
of the things I've written.
In this column, I am return-
ing to an issue which I dealt
with initially, that of develop-
ing a Culture of Accountability
in Guyana. In that first article,
I dealt primarily with the role
of individual responsibility
throughout the process of man-
agement, and how it should be
linked directly towards achiev-
ing the specific goals of an en-
tity, or project Accountability
and its role in enhancing and
sustaining progress. This is
something I think about to a
great degree indeed, I intend
to return to this issue from time
to time, with the next related ar-
ticle focusing on accountability
in project implementation in this
While my first article dealt
with individual responsibility
within a larger operational
framework my suggestion to
consider an hourly rate struc-
ture being met with some con-
troversy what I did not dwell
enough on was the organiza-
tional obligation to systemically
mitigate the slippages in the
first place. And this has to
come out of a larger conceptual
model of accountability being
put into practice. There are
probably as many models of
accountability as there are coun-
tries in the world, some more

successful than others. To
briefly mention, there's the
Deming Cycle otherwise known
as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
or Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
- used primarily in production
but applicable to other systems
of accountability. What this ba-
sically means is that you plan
what you intend to do; you
implement what you plan; you
alternatively check, or study,
the process; and you act to
change what needs to be
The basic point is that

By Keith Burrowes

what we need are mecha-
nisms which drive account-
ability in a systemic way,
mechanisms which ensure
that once people fail to carry
out their responsibility, it is
detected by the system in
time for corrective action to
be taken as close to immedi-
ately as possible. This is not
to say that there are no ex-
isting systems geared at en-
suring accountability within
the various ministries and
semi-autonomous agencies in
Guyana I know for a fact
there are. And it is also clear
that the Government of
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been moving towards greater
overall accountability.
The problem of course
comes back to our culture here.
There always seems to be gray
areas in terms of accountability
in Guyana, and the casual ap-
proach by individuals in so
many spheres of activity in ac-
cepting the responsibility they
are charged with, and paid for,
in their jobs. We have a fatal
combination of little sense of in-
dividual responsibility and a
system which does not enforce
As a matter of principle -
and I hope that this doesn't
come back to haunt me in the
future if people fail to carry
out the duties they are paid
to carry out, then the system
should be able to identify
why, and if it is determined
that the individual is at fault,
then that person should be
sanctioned. In fact, as a
moral issue, if people realize
that they cannot perform in
positions in which they are
put, then they should do the
honorable thing and resign.
Honorable resignation may
be asking too much in the
present socio-political envi-
ronment, but the system
should automatically eject
non-performers on objective
and as far as possible prede-
termined criteria, agreed to
by all relevant stakeholders.
If we are to assess the eco-
nomic and social impact of per-

sons not carrying out their du-
ties, it could well be that the
cost is very high; an individual's
shirking of his responsibility
may possibly lead to massive
loss of life or economic devas-
tation, either in one fell swoop
or over a period of time.
One concrete example of
the potential consequences
of the lack of organization re-
sponsibility and individual
responsibility within that or-
ganization is that of the post-
Katrina flooding of New Or-
leans and how Director of
the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA),
Michael Brown, essentially

dropped the ball resulting in
such massive devastation. A
little bit closer to home, there
was the controversial case of
the two koker attendants
who were fired for negligence
three years ago. Allegedly,
the men's dereliction of their
duties in operating the sluice
gates was at least partially
responsible for the damage
sustained due to flooding on
the East Coast of Demerara.
I would like to suggest
that in terms of the urgency
of implementing accountabil-
ity systems, some areas are
more pressing than others -
the consequences of irre-

spo ability and lack of ac-
countability in some sectors
are potentially more devas-
tating than others.
Finally, I would like to
acknowledge the strength
of thl survivors of the re-
cent tragedy on the East
Coast, as I continue along
with eo many others to pray
for their speedy recovery.
Over the past few weeks,
I've Oersonally developed
an acquaintance with one
of the young survivors,
Roberto Thomas, and if
there needed to be proof of
hope ;after this tragedy, he
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Teacher training in Region Eight to

be improved Minister Rodrigues

EDUCATION is crucial to the
development of poor rural
communities in Guyana and
this is an area which Govern-
ment, through the Ministry
of Amerindian Affairs, will be
prioritising in Region Eight.
One major aspect of achiev-
ing this goal is upgrading
teacher training.
This disclosure was made
by Minister of Amerindian Af-
fairs Carolyn Rodrigues during
a six-day visit to 11 Amerindian
communities in the North
Pakaraimas in Region Eight,
(Potaro/ Siparuni).
The Minister was accom-
panied by Chairman of Region
Eight Senor Bell, Executive Of-
ficer Ishwar Das, Principal Re-
gional Development Officer
Ovid Williams, other officials
from the region, and Coordina-
tor of the Guyana Marine Turtle
Conservation Society Annette

The team met with commu-
nity leaders and residents to as-
sess and discuss their pace of
development and problems af-
fecting their livelihood.
The need for adequately
trained teachers to meet the
growing student population was
among the many concerns
raised by residents of almost all
the communities visited.
Kopinang, the first commu-
nity visited by the Minister, has
a primary school with a student
population of 302 and just eight
teachers, many of whom high-
lighted the challenges faced in
teaching the large classes.
The community has how-
ever been fortunate to have one
of its teachers undergo training
at the Cyril Potter College of
Education (CPCE).
Minister Rodrigues told the
residents that boosting the ca-

pacity of teachers in Region
Eight through upgraded training
will be an ongoing feature.
She added that .fhe
Guyana Basic EducAibn
Teachers Training (GBET)-
Project, which has been as-
sisting in upgrading the per-
formance of teachers in hin-
terland and remote.areas for
,entry to CPCE will be re-
The GBET programme,
which has supported
government's plan to provide
resources to reach all the teach-
ers in the rural and hinterland
communities, was halted in
The Minister urged' the
communities to support their
children through the education
system so that they strive for
excellence and later achieve.sec-
ondary and tertiary education.
"Government has been do-

MINISTER Rodrigues is greeted by a Region Eight child

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Sea and River Defence Division

1. The Sea and River Defence Division, Ministry of Public Works and'
Communications, invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced:
contractors and suppliers or specialised firms to undertake the following
Supply of Equipment to Sea and River Defence Division

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures, specified in the ProcurementAct 2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further information from the Office of the Project Manager, Sea and Rivert
Defence Division during normal working hours February 11, 2008 to
March 3,2008
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the Sea and River
Defence Division, Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Forth
Street Kingston, Georgetown upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
Five Thousand Dollars.($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Public Works and Communications for each bid document.
5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender
for Supply of Equipment to Sea and River Defence Division".
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, 4' March, 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, 4"' March,
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 of
Guyana Revenue Authority.
8. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as stated in Bidding Data
Sheet ITB 21.2
9. The National Procurement and TenderAdministration, 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.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications

ing quite a lot in terms of
teacher training. Many teachers
each year are being trained at
CPCE. In some regions we have
established teacher training cen-
tres. I recently held some dis-
cussions with the Minister of
Education and the Canadian In-
ternational Development
Agency (CIDA) to continue a
teacher training programme in
this region," Minister Rodrigues
Most hinterland students

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now access education since
Government has-built schools
closer to their homes. Minister
Rodrigues mentioned Regions
Three, Seven and Nine where
there is much evidence of im-
proved education infrastructure.
She added that only re-
cently Paramakatoi students in
Region Eight began benefitting
from secondary education which
fits into government's plan for
Universal Secondary Education
in the race towards achieving

the targets in the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
Government has been
subsidising the education of hin-
terland teachers who are the
only group to be paid while un-
dergoing training at CPCE.
The establishment of
teachers' quarters, school
feeding and uniform
programmes has also been
ongoing features of
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Poison cake kills

Iraqi children

(BBC News) The UK govern-
ment has flown antidote
medicine to the Middle East
after some Iraqis became se-
riously ill from eating cakes
laced with the poison thal-
Two of the victims, both
children, died after eating cake
delivered to a military club in

Others are being treated in
hospital in the Jordanian capi-
tal, Amman.
It is the first time the deadly
toxin has been used since the
downfall of Saddam Hussein,
whose regime used it to kill its
At least two of the poison

victims, the secretary of the
Iraqi air force club and his
daughter, are critically ill in
They and half-a-dozen other
patients suffering from thallium
poisoning were flown from
Baghdad to Amman as the nec-
essary treatments and antidotes
were not available in Iraq.

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Britain responded to a re-
quest for help from the
World Health Organisation
and medication was flown
Thallium is a lethal poison
much used by Saddam
Hussein's regime against its op-
ponents. It has not surfaced
since his overthrow.
It is an ideal assassin's tool.

being tasteless and easy to ad-
minister, and its effects take
some time to appear.
It then causes a lingering
and painful death. An antidote
known as Prussian Blue can be
effective if taken quickly.
An investigation is under
way in Baghdad, but the affair
remains shrouded in mystery.
The manager of the air force

club told the BBC he believed
it was carried out by conspira-
tors with a grudge against the
club's administration.
In what appeared to be a
goodwill gesture, a former offi-
cial delivered two cakes laced
with thallium.
They were taken home by
two officials and eaten by
their families, who all fell ill.

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GOVERNMENT'S anti-crime strategy is fitted into its
comprehensive security plan that will serve to enhance the
work of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) through government's
financial support, the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) funded Citizens' Security Programme and the
Government of Guyana/United Kingdom Security Reform
Action Plan.
These programmes have their origin in reports and studies of
the law enforcement agencies, including work by the Scottish Police.

Several aspects of this plan will kick in shortly. Among these
are the establishment of a new and expanded criminal intelligence
unit that will be fully furnished and equipped with a communication
system and commencement of training of local police officers. A
British expert is expected in the country by month-end to begin
the training.
The Governments of Guyana and the United Kingdom on

August 10, 2007, sealed the four-year bilateral agreement to fund
activities to the tune of 3M sterling that would fight and control
crime and build ihe police force's capacity.
Following the signing, the National Assembly, with support
from the Parliamentary Opposition parties, approved a Motion that
allowed for the et-ablishnmen of a Special Select Committee (SSC)
whose purpose would? be to constantly review the project's
implementation. I he SSC'will receive and examine official annual
reports from the Administration on the status of the implementation
of the activities in 11 priority areas.

The five main; elements of the Plan are:
Building-the operational capacity of the Guyana Police
Force, from the provision of a uniformed response to serious crime,
forensics, crime intelligence and traffic policing.
Strengthening policy-making across the security sector
for more transparency, effectiveness, and better coordination.
Mainstreaming financial management in the security

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. Local Squash Tournaments
National Junior Championships
Girls Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 Champion
National Senior Championships
Ladies' Open Runner-up

International Squash Tournaments
SCaribbean Junior Championships (Tortola B.V.I)
Girls under 15 individual champion.
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Pan American U-19 Championships (Jamaica)
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Canadian Junior Open (Canada)
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National Junior Championships
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sector into public sector financial management reform.
Creation of substantial parliamentary and other oversight
of the security sector.
Building greater public participation and inclusiveness
in security sector issues.
The Special Weapons and Tactics. (SWAT) Team which persons
have been calling for and the anti crime unit are part of the four-
year plan. These will be done by a foreign government.

The IDB funded US$22M Citizens' Security Programme (CSP)
will create greater police/community relationships to fight crime.
The restructuring will employ a multi-dimensional
approach aimed at preventing; reducing and fighting crime,
and will target disadvantaged neighborhoods of Regions Four
and Six. Four communities have been selected for pilot
surveys: Rose Hall, Tain/Port Mourant, Buxton/Annandale and
Sophia. In addition, it will also cater for capacity-building of
the Police Force and the Home Affairs Ministry, and the
Force's modernisation process.
Government will be responsible for the establishment of a
training centre for the Police Force, building a forensic laboratory,
establishing and refurbishing approximately 72 police stations, and
emphasising community action which will entail working with
stakeholders of the respective communities.
In January, the way was cleared for the IDB to release the funds
for the implementation of some aspects of the programme.
The necessary provisions are being put in place to allow work
to begin, including identifying a number of police stations for
refurbishing and re-modelling. The Police will also be provided with
some equipment, particularly vehicles, to improve the services they

The National Budget, which is imminent, will reflect provisions
for other areas which the UK and IDB programmes would not cover.
This will be done through the Force's capital projects budget
and some of the provisions are expected to take care of the marine
wing of the force to tackle piracy. More high powered weapons
will also be purchased.
The administration has been very supportive of crime fighting,
bolstering the relevant agencies as they seek to tackle the changing
nature of criminal activities.
In 2007, the Force's forensic laboratory benefitted from $32.3M
worth of equipment that included replacements and the acquisition
of new gear, while in September an additional $24 million was
approved for the procurement of arms and ammunition, and
567,995 was allocated for the procurement of uniforms and kit.
Last month, Cabinet approved additional funds of $54.6M for
the procurement of vehicles, $15.4M for communication equipment,
and $243.3M for the purchase of material for uniforms.
Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee, who has been in the
forefront of pushing the plans, believes that false claims by the
political opposition for government to present a security plan are
unfortunate and are mainly aimed at gaining political mileage.
He said it is clear that the administration is no longer at the
stage of looking for plans; rather it's time for action.
"We have already gone past the question of a plan. We have
a strategy; the question now is to implement these plans and
to ensure that the action that these plans would generate must
be of a type which the Government would like to see of the
law enforcement agencies, and which the people would like to
see in terms of level of protection and level of security as a
whole," the Home Affairs Minister said. (GINA)

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BBC News) The Duke of
'ork has criticised the US ad-
iinistration for failing to lis-
'ri to advice from Britain on
iow to avoid problems follow-
ng the war in Iraq.
Prince Andrew said the war
ad led to a "healthy skepti-
ism" in Britain towards what
/as said in Washington.
The duke made the com-
ments in an interview with the
international Herald Tribune

ahead of a 10-day trip to pro-
mote British business in the US.
He said the US should have
learned lessons from British co-
lonial history.
The duke, who is fourth
in line to the throne, told the
newspaper there was a feel-
ing in Britain of "why didn't
anyone listen to what was
said and the advice that was
BBC royal correspondent

Peter Hunt said it was unusual
for a senior royal to so freely
enter the diplomatic and politi-
cal arena.
He said that while the wis-
dom of the prince's move may
be questioned by some, his of-
ficials characterized the com-
ments as a "thoughtful ap-
praisal" of the situation which
he stood by.
The prince emphasised the
importance of British-American

relations, but said there had
been "occasions when people in
the UK would wish that those
in responsible positions in the
US might listen and learn from
our experiences".
"If you are looking at colo-
nialism, if you are looking at op-
erations on an international
scale, if you are looking at un-
derstanding each other's culture.
understanding how to operate in
a military insurgency campaign

- we have been through them
all," he said.
"We've won sone. lost
some, drawn some. The fact is
there is quite a lot of experience
over here which is valid and
should be listened to."
During the interview, the
prince also said the 1982
Falklands War changed him
"out of all recognition" and
left him with a "different
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Over the last two weeks Guyanese have been subjected to distortions of all sorts by the Leader of the Perople's National
Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin, Alliance For Change, other opposition leaders and some sections of the media.

There is a deliberate attempt by these strangers to the truth to spew racism, create tension and sow seeds of discord among
Guyanese for cheap political mileage.

These political opportunists are against the interventions by the joint services operation and clearing the backlands of dense
vegetation along the lower East Coast Demerara.

Corbin's letter to President Bharrat Jagdeo contains several pieces of misinformation seeking to vilify and relegate members
of the joint services in their continued effort to enhance security.
Misinformation Fact
1. "I wish to, however bring to The Joint Services stated that 15 houses were searched and where avoidably damages occurred, as
your attention the wanton part of its policy, the army has been engaged in repairing those damages. In activities where the
destruction of property that is army is looking for criminals there is often some.degree of collateral damage. This has been
taking place while the security publicized in the press .
forces conduct their exercise
to find the criminals."

2. "... harsh treatment of some There is no evidence that youths were singled out for harsh treatment. Those who were arrested
residents particularly youth, were questioned as is the norm with security procedures and subsequently were sent home.
by the security forces."

3. "In one village shop, I Corbin painted a picture that the ranks had done this. There is no evidence as such however, the
observed most of the items for joint services have indicated that if ranks were found to be doing so then they would be dealt with.
sale dumped on the floor with This shop, the joint services said, is known to be one of the locations for harbouring criminal
the smell of kerosene oil quite elements and has been searched before. On January 23, gun shots were fired from the said shop,
evident." killing army rank, Ivor Williams. Thus far, there has been no report of such unethical behaviour of
ranks, but strangely it only surfaced when Mr. Corbin visited the community.

4. "There is need for government This creates the impression that the government has not even entertained the thought of
guarantee that compensation compensation. It was the government that initiated such a measure and on February 4 it issued a
will be provided to those statement that the relevant State and Government agencies would be engaging land owners and
persons whose property have others concerned with the backlands with a view of providing compensation as Operation Restore
been damaged." Order progresses.

5. "No one has shown the respect Numerous calls were made for the clearing of the dense vegetation on the lower East Coast of
for them and thought it Demerara prior to the Lusignan incident when it was suspected that criminals were using the
necessary to meet or brief them backlands to hideout after committing crimes. Lusignan residents and many others have called again
about the present exercise that is for the clearing of the backlands on the East Coast Demerara.
adversely affecting their lives
and livelihood."
6. "No information has been Government did indicate publicly that it was agreed that the clearing be done based on several
provided about this intended reasons. This was published in both the print and electronic media.
destruction of their private
property and possible
destruction of their farms and
only means of livelihood."
Clearing of the backlands is critical in the security forces' effort to capturing criminals and the
7. "I cannot and will not condone exercise will help in protecting persons including residents of Buxton. The Joint Services are out to
any action that is contrary to the get criminals not law abiding citizens. Corbin provided no evidence that there were any vindictive
law and perceived by most as actions against residents.
8. "The logic of "removing all the Corbin is implying that dense vegetation has no bearing on providing refuge for criminals The
vegetation from the backlands reasons are clear; this will help the security forces to alter the terrain that is used by the criminals.
as a security measure boggles
my mind."
9 "Government has turned a deaf Government has not turned a deaf ear. The Agriculture Minster held a meeting to determine
ear over this period but could ways to assist fanners but the PNCR political activists sabotaged the meeting.
now find resources in millions
of dollars to destroy fruit trees
planted by their ancestors and
for which there could never be
adequate compensation."
10 "I urged them (joint services) The Joint Services have made clear that any misconduct on the part of ranks will be dealt with.
to carry out their mandate in a
responsible and professional
1 manner in the interest of
social cohesion and progress."
"t .. .. .

"I am also requesting that the
Government provides
adequate details on its
proposed plans for

Corbin contradicts himself. He mentioned that there is need for the government to guarantee
compensation, and then he requested that adequate details be provided on its proposed plans
for such measure.A compensation desk initially set up at Police headquarters. Eve Leary was
subsequently moved to the Vigilance police. Farmers have been encouraged to make their

2/9/2008, 9:12 PM

Obama looks to

gain in next round

(BBC News) With neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton
abimg a breakthrough in Saper Tuesday, the contest for the
Demoratic presidential nomiatioa wil intensify over the
nest few days, beginning on Saturday.
Both candidates are redoubling their efforts after the gruelling
stggle across 24 states which left them in a virtual tie for del-
egates to the national convention in Attgst
Mr Obaman's campaign, which raised a record $32m in January,
said on Thursday it had raked in another $7m since Super Tues-
day, while Mrs Clinton revealed she had lent her campaign $5m
fom her personal fimds in January, and is considering adding more.
"My opponent raised more money, and we intend to stay com-
petitiveN Mrs Clinton said. "I think the results showed the wis-
dom lf my investment."
Meanwhile a jubilant Mr Obama set out to rally his support-
ers. right across the American continent.
"We are in a fierce competition and have many more rounds to
figtihe saidL
The advantage in the next round of primaries should lie with
Mr Obama, as they take place in states either with a large black

electorate, or smaller states with caucus votes, where his enthusi-
astic young supporters have generally carried the day.
At the weekend it will be turn of smaller states at opposite
ends of the country to make their choice.
The largest number of delegates will be on offer in Washington
state, where Mr Obama is expected to dominate.
He is also likely to make a strong showing in the Louisiana pri-
mary, with its heavily African-American electorate.
And he has an early edge in Nebraska, where he has had staff
on the ground since January, and is backed by Nebraska's popular
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, a former governor.
Mrs Clinton's best result is likely to be in Maine, which
hold its caucuses on Sunday. She is backed by Maine's popu-
lar governor, and Bill Clinton has already been campaigning
there on her behalf.
However, bigger prizes come on Tuesday, when Maryland, Vir-
ginia, and the District of Columbia hold their primaries.
All have a heavily African-American Democratic electorate.
Maryland is split between the affluent northern suburbs of
Washington DC and the more working-class city of Baltimore.


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Virginia a key swing state in the general election is also split
between the fast-growing Washington suburbs, and more conserva-
tive and rural areas further south.
But there will be interest in how well Mr Obama does among
white men, a key group which has been moving in his favour ex-
cept in the south.
Although Hillary Clinton plans to contest every primary, her
advisors stress that they are already preparing for bigger battles to
come, when Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas vote in March and April
(with 600 delegates between them).
Mark Penn, a strategic advisor to Mrs Clinton, says she will
do well in those states because
voters "see Hillary as the candidate
with the solutions to the problems
they face".
Ohio and Pennsylvania are
both blue-collar states that have
been hard-hit by the economic
S downturn and may respond to Mrs
S e s Clinton's perceived strength on
daag economic issues, while Texas has
more Hispanics than any state ex-
cept California.
In many ways the battle is
now a contest over mobilizing
two different groups of Demo-
cratic voters.
Hillary Clinton is running
strongly among wamen, Hispanics,
and less well-off voters, while
BARACK OBAMA Barack Obama has the edge among
African Americans, younger voters,
and more affluent and college-educated Democrats._
On Super Tuesday, the number of women and Hispanics vot-
ing in Democratic primaries rose sharply, providing Mrs Clinton's
margin of victory in California and New York.
Some Democrats, however, are becoming concerned that the long,
drawn-out and increasingly bitter battle between the candidates will
damage the party's hope of winning the White House in Novem-
They are particularly worried that if no candidate is able to win
a majority of delegates before the convention, procedural battles
will break out that could damage the credibility of the nominating
process itself.
One issue may be whether to seat the Florida and Michigan
delegations, who have been blocked from attending the convention
because they held early primaries in defiance of the national Demo-
cratic Party authorities.
Another problem could be the role of the 800 superdelegates
made up of elected representatives and appointed party officials
who could hold the balance of power in a hung convention.
Howard Dean, the former candidate who is now chairman o
the Democratic Party has said: "If we don't get a nominee by April
then we're gong to have to get the candidates together and mak
some kind of arrangement. I don't think we an afford to have .
brokered convention."
However, with both camps still battling fiercely for ever
delegate, this currently looks an unlikely prospect.

Six at Guantanamo

said to face trial in

9/11 case
Military prosecutors are in the final phases of preparing th
first sweeping case against suspected conspirators in the pl
that led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 1
2001, and drew the United States into war, people who hai
been briefed on the case said.
The charges, to be filed in the military commission system
Guanthinamo Bay, Cuba, would involve as many as six detained
held at the detention camp, including Khalid Shaikh Mohaninc
the former senior aide to Osama bin Laden, who has said he w
the principal planner of the plot.
The case could begin to fulfill a longtime goal of the Bush a
ministration: establishing culpability for the terrorist attacks of 200
It could also help the administration make its case that some d
tainees at Guantinamo, where 275 men remain, would pose a thi
if they are not held at Guantinamo or elsewhere. Officials have 1o
said that a half-dozen men held at Guantainamo played essenti
roles in the plot directed by Mr. Mohammed, from would-be
jackers to financiers.
But the case would also bring new scrutiny to the military cc
mission system, which has a troubled history and has been cri
cized as a system designed to win convictions but that does l
provide the legal protections of American civilian courts.
War-crimes charges against the men would almost certainly place
prosecutors in a battle over the treatment of inmates because at least t
detainees tied to the 2001 terror attacks were subject to aggressive inte
nation techniques that critics say amounted to torture.
One official who has been briefed on the case said the umilit
prosecutors were considering seeking the death penalty for 1
Mohammed, although no final decision appears to have been ma,
The official added that the military prosecutors had decided to
cus on the Sept. II attacks in part as an effort to try to cetabli
credibility for the military commission \ stem before a 1nws
ministration takes the White House next Janulllary.
"The thinking was 9/11 is the heart and soul of the wh
thing. The thinking was: go for that," :he official said. spe.
ng on the condition i' anonyinity because no one in the go
,rnment was author iz:d to speak about the case. Even if
charges are released sonII. it woulit be many lonils l'or
trial could be held. l;'r -, s.i-d.


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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$500 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 Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

S. OUSMAN offers
courses in dressmaking. 56
Section 'M' Campbellville,
Housing Scheme. Phone 665-
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
subjec s. Children all ages.
Calr 651-7662 anytime.
K. SANKAR of Annandale
ECD offers elementary,
Intermediate & Advance
Dressmakin courses, sewing
services. Ca 220-9532. .
PRACTICAL electronic
classes beginning 12t"
February. beall 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

GRANDMA Bitters. Top
ayurvedic medicine good for
arthritis, diabetics, skin
problems, heart problem, etc.
Call 615-5960.

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

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

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. 172, Light and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

MY Therapeutic Massage
combined with reflexology will
calm your nerves, eliminate
muscles pain. ease body stress
and induce you into a total
state of relaxation. Mrs. Singh
- 615-6665.

please make contact with MS
connection with Lot 10
Edinburgh, WCD.
overseas based Guyanese is
desperately trying to get in
contact with the erder son of /
will be 15 and over of age
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.

HURRY beat

the crisis,

rent a


A 50 years old female is
looking for a serious
relationship. Tel. # 674-3215.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
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
Link for Valentine. Junior/
senior/Singles Dating Service,
18-80yrs. immediate link. Tel:
223-8237, 648-6098, m-f-
8:30am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm.
(both phones same time).
BAHAMIAN woman 22 yrs.
seeks Guyanese man 24 30
years for serious relationship in
the Bahamas who loves the
Lord. Mechanics, carpenter, etc.
Phone # and photo. Vanessa
John, P.0, Box 54351 CR
Nassau, Bahamas.

4 X 4 PICK UP for hire out
and around town. Tel. # 646-

GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417, 220-0708.
LORD Shiva International
Trance Healing. Dispel.all evil,
unite lovers, and overcome
health problems. Call 615-

DO you have houses or
apts. to sell/rent? Call 218-
0303, 655-6875.
CHILD Care Services, West
Ruimveldt H/S, Call 223-3263
or 662-9080.
HEATER, ETC. TEL. # 627-7835.
FRIDGE, freezer, not
freezing, AC not cooling. For
reliable service call Omar -
641-0943, 683-8734.

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

K. SANKAR'S Sewina
Services work out fits, format
casual, wedding dresses and
gowns, etc. Call 220-9532.
ANGEL'S Seafood
Restaurant for all your culinary
needs large or small. Call 225-
2923, 225-2819.

Work or Student

Handling of Visa
Related Matters For
French Guiana & Europe

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



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

TARO Cards reading and
fortune telling. Call 699-2122
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 699-8802/218-
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-

For your

we have the -

Oflicc Scrvices

Tel: 223-81?6

LOOKING for that special
someone! Call Companion
Executitve '*'
Ofiic Services

ToI. 223-8176

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.
FREE registration. Let us
find your special someone
taboo lifestyle companion
dating service. Tel. 683-7144
E m a i I :
BUILDING construction -
carpentry, mason, tiling
plumbing, painting, etc. Prompt
reasonable and rebuilding
service. Free estimates. 216-
0671, 622-0267.
NOW available at L&D
Electronic Sales & Repairs all
types of speakers & speaker
boxes also made to order, check
us out at Lot 1 Vigilance, ECD
or call 655-8688 for more
FOR repairs and services
to washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, micro wave ovens,
etc. Call Home Solutions on
Telephone 227-0060/629-
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, payroll
preparation stock accounting,
fixed asset recording, other
book keeping services. Contact

1 COOK and Baker,
knowledge of pastries. Tel. 227-
6580, 610-8868.
Teachers at Urmilla's Institute.
Tel. # 220-2660, 641-4681.
VACANCY exists for
hairstylist. Contact Expressions
Full Service Salon. Tel. 226-
1 OFFICE Clerk.
Requirement at least 3 subjects
CXC included Maths & English.
Tel. 225-9304.
LUMBER checker and
Porter. Eccles, Industrial Site,
EBD. Call Richard 609-7675,
1 GARDENER. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons, Lot 1 'C'
Orange Walk Bourda G/town.
Tel. 227-1451.
WAITER, waitresses, kitchen
assistant & security, must have
secondary education & work
shifts.. Call 225-2923, 225-2819.
VACANCY exists for
Security Guards at National
Security Services, Lot 80
Seaforth St., Campbellville.
Tel. No. 227-3540.

SALESGIRLS/boys, Porters
& Security Guards. Apply
Avinash Complex, Water Street.
Call 226-3361, 227-7829.
-One Handyman to work in
Ogle area. Between the age of
35 and 50 years, must able to
take care of dogs. Telephone -
WAITER. waitresses.
kitchen assistant & security,
must have secondary education
& work shifts. Call 225-2923.
VACANCY exists for
Security Guards at National
Security Services. Lot 80
Seaforti St.. Campbellville.
Tel. No. 227-3540.
ONE Professional
Seamstress, sewing machine
Operator. Written application
Roxie's Fashion, 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
VACANCIES exist for a
Handyman/Gardener, Cook/
Housekeeper to work at a
reputable organisation. Contact
No. 610-2721.
FOR Porters, experienced
female Accounts Clerk and Lorry
Drivers for canter. Apply
Alabama Trading Company, G/
town Ferry Stelling. Tel. # 623-




Prashad &

Sons Sawmill
4-5 Hubu,
East Bank Essequibo.
Tel: 613-8740/
DRIVER expeditor.
Requirements at least 3 years
experience, between 35 55
years, sound secondary
education, 2 references, wages,
negotiable. Send application
to Lot 10 Meadow Bank, East
B. Dem. Tel. # 225-9304.
INSTITUTE, Head Office 60
Light Street, Alberttown. Tel. #
223-7226, 227-4798. Email:
monar@networksgy.com. One
Teacher for Business subject at
Georgetown Branch.
TWO male Office Assistants
between the ages of 18 25.
three Accounts Clerks who must
have operational knowledge of
computers and at least one
computerized Accounting
program. Apply to P.O. Box
101285 Georgetown.
COMPUTER Teacher to
teach school drop out and
underprivileged youth @ Mc
Doom Training Centre.
Qualification: 5 CXC subjects
including Mathematics &
English Diploma in computer
studies. Experience in a similar
position would be an asset.
Apply Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship, East
Bank Demerara.
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 '2 David Street,
itty, between the hours of 8
am to 5 pm or call 227-4386.

PERSON to work in record
shop. Must be computer
literate. Female singers
security guard, handy man.
Contact Majestics Tel. # 226-
SALESCLERK must have
knowledge of Maths and
English. 2 years working
experience. Apply in person
with application to Lens.
Sheriff Fourth Sts.. C/ville.
VACANCIES exist for
Cashiers living within
Georgetown. Drivers and
16, Duncan St. Vlissenqen
Road. with written application
and passport size photo.

227-5342. CELL PHONE -
Ogle, Turkeyen, Canie,
Parika. Tel. 225-5782, 609-
$6M, Peters Hall $6M,
Plaisance, Ogle $8M.
Keyhome 662-2332.
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.
.emerara $15M price
negotiable. Tel. 667-8977.
1.1 ACRES of land at
Melanie Public Road, East
Coast Demerara $10 000
000. Tel. 649-0 329, 699-
3662 David.
a11.5M East Coast $6M -
$9M, ast Bank $4.8M -
O1M 20M West Coast-
4.8M. Tel. 227-2256.
97 ACRES land
Dankbarrheid, Susannah Rust,
128 acres land, Loo Lands &
Dora. Contact Success
Realty 223-6524, 628-0747.
D'URBAN Street very
large prime land (3 house
lots) 44 x 222 plus extra
reserve land. Going chea
only $18 million. Owner 229-
LAND for sale in G/T or
on ECD or EBD or Linden'
Highway land prices from
$1.4M $100M. Call Future
Homes 227-4040, 669-
7070, 628-0796.
GREIA Diamond, EBD
- $3.5M, $2M, $1M, Triumph
- $2M, $3M, Meadow Bank -
$4M, Versailles, WBD $5M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737.
BACK on the market for
sale Broad Street, opposite
Gafoors Warehouse, large
prime land 200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million.
Owner 226-1742, 623-1317.
PEARL, EBD (double lot) -
$3M, Atlantic Gardens (double
lot) $12M, Houston (double lot)
- $12M, Shamrock Gardens
(double lot) $18.5M, Turkeyen
- $15M, La Ressouvenr -
$25M. Call Carol 226-6809,
PARIKA road to riverside
area $20M, Lamaha Gardens
- $15M, Queenstown $40M,
D'Auguir Park $100M, Courida
Park $60M, Le Ressouvenir -
$70M, Atlantic Gardens, Happy
Acres, Republic Park $9M:
Keyhomes 615-8734, 684-
COMPOUND 120 x 150 & lots
together HAPPY ACRES 13 lots
Park 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 going east with
sand, Liliandaal $4.5M,
Diamond 5th & 7"' St. TEL.

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double lot $15 MILLION


FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
1 4-BEDROOM house to
rent at North Cummingsburg.
Call 694-7996.
ONE 2-bedroom upper
flat in Newtown, Kitty $50
000. Tel. 226-7038
contained apartments for
overseas guest. Call 623-3404.
KITTY visitors
completely furnished
apartment US$100 week.
Tel. 675-0000.
HUTSON Ville, furnished
top flat. Success Realty -
223-6524, 691-7618, 628-
GREIA Bottom flat,
Camp Street, good for any
business. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
TWO offices or for other
business, Camp St. area. Call
Richard 609-7675, 33-2614.
ROOM (furnished) for
decent single working female.
Tel. 226-5035(08:00 hrs -
17:00 hrs)
1 UPPER 3-bedroom
apartment at 45 Railway
Line, C/ville. Tel. 645-0196.
K. Persaud.
REGENT Street ground
and second floors, suitable for
large business. Call 624-6432
or 234-0481.
OFFICE spaces, centrally
located in Church Street, G/T.
Contact Sandra 226-3284,
ONE 2-bedroom
apartment for couple situated
at 318 East St., N/C/Burg. Tel.
FOR rent one fully
furnished studio apartment.
Situated in SRG. Please call
218-3266 after 4 pm.
NANDY Park, Eccles 2,3
bedroom furnished and
unfurnished apartment and
house by itself. 684-4411.
bedroom apartment at New
Rd., V/Hoop. Workingcouple
only. Tel. 254-0519. c
for couple or single persons in
the city. 226-4177, 225-2319,
OFFICE space over 4 000
sq. ft. with lots of parking,
Queenstown, Georgetown
negotiable. Tel. 624-4225.
BUSINESS property,
Church St., 4-storey building
Ideal for office, etc. US$3
000 negotiable. Tel. 655-
ONE 2-bedroom top flat
situated at 14 Lying Street,
Charlestown. Contact Tel. No.
226-9046, 657-1391.
2-BOTTOM flat at Lot
D'Urban St., Werk-en-Rust.
Suitable for business. Call
227-0858, 628-1435.
HOUSES Alberttown (by
hospital), 2 & 3-bedroom
(parking) apartments $20
00/$25000. Call 231-6236.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776.

FURNISHED three-bedroom
top flat at 80 Albert & Laluni
Streets, Queenstown opposite
Nimbus. Phone 226-7452.
CAMP St., prime business
place, large and secure ground
floor. K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency
225-0545, 642-0136.
ONE & 2-bedroom
apartment to rent grilled, fully
furnished, security service,
overseas visitors. Te. 628-7880,
226-9448. __
WHOLE house $65 000,
Norton Street $45 000,
Chinese restaurant $100 000.
Ke homes 615-8734. 624-
BUSINESS space in
Alexander St.. Kitty for internet
cafe. money transfer. jewel
shop, etc. Tel., electricity, etc
2. 3 & 4 bedrooms
apartments. Queenstown. G/
town from US$500 per mth
Tel. 624-4225.
4635_ 218-0392, 648-7504.
ONE 2 bedroom
unfurnished bottom flat apt 6"'
St., Cummings Lodge. Greater,
G/town $20 000 per month. Tel.
222-4913 or 661-6994.
ONE entire building in
Prashad Nagar. Suitable for
offices, business or institute for
teaching/learning. For more
information phone 226-0174.
Air Springs, newly renovated 3-
bedroom ( self-contained).
Immaculate condition. US$2
000. Tel. 655-5555.
U.G AREA fully furnished
four bedroom executive
concrete building with all
modern. facilitiess. K.S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0545.
Charlotte St offices etc. 2 floors
Waterloo St.,2 huge bonds
Festival City, Queenstown. TEL.
226-8148, 62541624.
COMING fiom overseas -
long term, short term. Check out
the Green Ho se Apartment -
one bedroo AC, TV,
kitchenette. Call 227-6587, call
SPACIOUS bottom flat
situated at 77 Hadfield St., W/
Rust, area 2 100 sq. ft. suitable
for restaurant or any other
business. Call 227-6929 or 641-
WELL-ap pointed three (3)-
bedroom top flat in Garnett
Street, NIwtown, Kitty,
Georgetown,- $60 000 per
month, nd agent. Tel. # 225-
4106 Ms. Arjune.
EXECLUTIVE apartments for
enquiries. Call 225-2923, 225-
2819, between 8 am & 4 pm.
Residential'area 24 hrs security.
furnished apartments $2 500 &
$4 i000 daily at Cummings & 6th
Sts: Call Julian- 225-4709 or227-
I FULLY fenced and secure
concrete bond, (30' x 30'),
suitable for storage factory, etc.
at Public Road Mc Doom
Village.. Phone 233-0570.
WELL appointed first floor
office space in Georgetown,
approximately 1400 sq ft air
conditioned, available from
A, il 2008. Tel. # 225-4106.
Msl Arjune.
S 2 BEDROOM house by
itself $50 000, 3 bedroom house
bu .itself $60 000 Regent St
(business) US$1500. UNIQUE
REAL ESTATES 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
1 :3 BEDROOM upstairs
Epdles EBD, 3 bedrooms house
Hppe EBD. Furnished 3
bedrooms North R/Vldt US$400.
SUccess Realty 223-6524,
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available.
Call 226-8990, 226-2543.
Prashad Nagar, Guysuco
Gardens/Park, Queenstown,
New Providence. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624..
3-BEDROOM unfurnished
house in SAFE residential area
in Georgetown US$850/
- 231-1506/642-5874.

4-BEDROOM executive
home with massive lawns, fit for
Ambassador US$3 000/month
furnished 2 bedroom patio -
garden alarm carport, etc....
US$800/month NORBERT
deFREITAS 231-1506/642-
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat at
Mon Repos with access to water,
electricity, telephone, etc., also
PVC ceiling upstairs, toilet and
bath tub $30 000 monthly.
Phone 220-2366, 615-1518.
ONE large furnished
bedroom in residential area in
Georgetown. For single
Christian student or a single
Christian. You can call any day
except on Saturdays Phon'
number 227-1275
ONE executive house
fully furnished 3-bedroom. one
master, grilled hot and cold
mesh. other modern
conveniences. Ogle, quiet
residential area Tel # 255-
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,
vacant 3 bedrooms flat concrete
mansion, fully furnished
broadband internet access,
US$800 monthly. Ederson's -
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,
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 US$400 apt and
houses Call 226-2372.
BUSY Electronics store -
front Camrp Street, with all
modern amenities, glass cases,
office, grilled, alarm system,
telephone, perfect for some
business, along with Food
Court, etc. Must see more today.
Call M. Singh 624-8402, 227-
3939, 225-2503.
US$800, Queenstown
US$600, US$1 200 & US$1
400, Bel Air Springs US$3 000,
Oleander Gdns US$3 000,
Bel Air Park US$2 000,
Queenstown (office) $50 000,
Middle St. (office)- US$1 500
and many more. Tel. 226-1192,
669-0411. "
OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building of dimensions
36 feet x 20 feet, at 217 South
Road Georgetown. Each floor
shall contain two large offices
with a reception area. Rented
by floors only or the entire
building. iEach floor shall have
its independent supply of power
and water. Please cal 227-2712
or 223-7487.
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 homes with pools
US$7 000, US$5 000.
Diplomatic accommodation,
business accommodation,
Chinese restaurant. Keyhomes
615-8734, 684-1852.
SHERIFF St disco
US$5000, P Nagar3 B/R house
US$2000, P. Nagar office price
US$2000, BAP flat US$900,
Atlantic Vill US$1800,
Bagostown EBD store US$2500,
Camp St flat US$800, Houston
house with swimming pool
US$8500, P. Nagar 4 B/R
master on double lot US$5500,
Bel Air Springs new 4 B/R house
US$3500, Atlantic Gdns houe 4
B/R AC, hot and cold US$2000,
New Providence 3 B/R master
near pool US$2500, diamond
H/Scheme 4 B/R AC, hot and
cold pool US$4500, Brickdam
offices 6,000 sq ft US$3500,
Middle Street top flats 6,000 sq
ft US$3000, Lamaha Gdns
US$1500 house Queenstown
house new 3 B/R hot and cold
US$3000. Call Future Homes -
227-7070, 628-0796.

CAMP St. prime business
place large secured ground
floor suitable for business. 683-
residential areas prices from
US$800 US$8000. Call
Future Homes 227-4040,
669-7070, 628-0796.
unfurnished two storeyed
executive building with all
convenience. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.

K' C/VILLE- $40.5M. VIS-H
REALTY -225-9780, 612-7377.
1 PRIME business property
located at a 4-corner. Tel. 226-
1 LG HOUSE residential
$55 million negotiable. Call
NANDY Park 2 bedroom
upstairs dwelling down stair
Big yard space. 684-441
2 HOUSES & lots for sale
South Road. Contact Eion -
639-2133, 227-6661
1 2-STOREY concrete
house (3-bedroom). Located
Foulis. Enmore, ECD. Tel. 270-
6460. 684-5115.
PUBLIC Road Kitty,
reduced from $24M to $17M.
225-2626. 225-5198. 231-
2064. 225-2709.
AFFORDABLE property for
sale, Hague Jib WCD owne'
leaving country. Call 276-3623
PRINCES St. 3-storey
property. House and land No 1
Canal. Success Realty 223-
6524, 628-0747.
PRAS.HAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. 225-0545.
PRASHAD Nagar $15M,
Republic Park $23M, South
Rulmveldt $10M. Keyhomes
615-8734, 684-1852
house on double lot in South
Ruimveldt Park, 1 house lot -
45' x 80'. Contact 685-9297.
NEW Hope, EBD 2-storey
building land road to river.
Ideal for Wharfage. $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
KINGSTOI vacant 2-
storey concrete building 4
luxurious bedrooms/offices.
Ideal international hotel land
90' x 100' $50M/US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
V/HOOP, WBD 2-storey
concrete i fully furnished
building. Ideal for cambio,
insurance $35M US$175
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB St., IBourda 2-
storey concrete building road to
alley $75M/US$$75 000. Ideal
for any business Ederson's -
BRICK AM'- overseas/
local reli ous organization.
Ideal build g for any religious
functions i $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's p- 226-5496.
concrete 6 luxurious bedrooms
mansion on 3 hose lots. Ideal
international hdtel $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
NON Pariel, ECD- 2-storey
wooden and concrete building
bottom flat. Ideal for business
- $9M neg!. Edetson's 226-
D'URBAN St Lodge 2-
storey concrete 4 2-bedroom
apartments, monthly rent will
pay mortgages. $15M/US$75
Ederson's 226-5496.
NON .Pariel, ECD -
building along Public Road,
facing Atlantic, back/front
driveway 3 patios $14.5M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
3-storey wooden building. Ideal
for church, School, general
store etc. $16M neg7US$80
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
BB ECCLES vacant new
2-storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal for
large family $30M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
properties to buy areas. Kitty/C/
ville, Queenstown,' Alberttown.
Have interested buyers? Call us
now. Ederson's 226-5496.
NO. Agent. Call Hubert -
227-1633 to view beautiful.
Ideal property ,6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, kitchens, concrete.
Suits 2 families.
DOUBLE lot of land, Da
Silva St., Newtown, also house
and land in South Ruimveldt
Gardens. 226-4177, 688-7224,

GREIA good
properties North Ro
Street, Middle St., Al
Prices neg. Tel. 225-4
$15M, $17M, Kitty
17.5M, Queenstow
65M, $16M. Call Di
$17M, Kitty $15
Ruimveldt, land 'BB
$6M. NEP Enterprise
4928, 660-1214.
BUYING selling a
houses, business place
space, executive apa
0545, 642-0636.

: -.,- -:, .


ad, Camp
398, 225-

E $12M,
- $13M,
vn $32M,
iana 227-

- $16M &
M, South
Eccles -
s -223-

nd renting
ces, office
rtment. K.
-y -225-



Two-storey concrete &
wooden house.
C:rnrcrete yard & Fence
3 bedrooms
(Two AC Rooms and
complete g,

Enmore, ECD

256-3979, 686-0976

ONE brand new wooden &
concrete house 20 x.40, all
facilities, roadside, located on
Essequibo Coast. Contact Tel. #
774-4741, 684-5721.
TWO (2)-apartment
building situated at' James
Street, Albouystoswn at
negotiable prices. Contact Mr. A.
King on 225-4443, 225-4534,
WOODEN building at 257
Thomas St., S/C burg for
residence, consultancy, (Quick
sale). Contact 227-6956, after 6
pm or 621-6573.
LBI $16M, Prashad Nagar
$32M, Republic Park $32M,
Bel Air Park 34M
Queenstown $25M, $32M.
Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
PERE St., Kitty second
property 4-ft drive way only
Middleton St., second Street
with 15-ft drive wa'y $11M.
225-2626, 225-5198, 231-
2064; 225-2709.
$16M, Alberttown -'$6M, $14M,
Robb St. $9M, Kitty $7M,
$10M, Campbelville $11M
South $8M. Call 231-6236.
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.
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
- 225-5198, 231-2064, 52626,
GREIA Success, ECD -
12M, Montros $9M
Plaisance, newly constructed
concrete building $18M,
Hadfield St. $6M, C/ville -
$19M P. Naar $36M, $35M.
Tel 225-439, 22-3737, 651-
7078. ___'____ '
PROPERTY for sal. Almost
Middle and Thomas 3-storey
all wood, reduced from $21 M o
$17M. Vacant possession. 225-
5198, 225-2626, 231-2064
225-2709. 06
SECTION 'K' C/ville $23M
& $40M Lamaha Gardens -
$50M, Bel Air Park -a $32M,
Atlantic Gdns: $30M,
Liliendaal $23M, Camp. St. -
$50M, Regent St. $80M, C/
ville (land) $9M, Kitty (land) -
$6M. Tel. 226-1192, 669-0411.
REGENT Street $90M
Sheriff Street 1 inew $1'20M
elevator, etc, Queenstown -
$50M, Bel Air Piark $35M
Republic Park i$50M pool,
Atlantic GardenS, double lot
pool, Lamaha Gardens -
$60M, Main Street t S$800,
big Robb Street $70M
Eccles AA $218M Prashad
Nagar, new- $35M, Ogle -
$17M, New, $8M new Jacuzzi
bath tubs, etc. Keyhomes 615-
8734, 684-1852.



On East Coast.
4 bedrooms, furnished/


$25M negotiable

Call: 218-0303/


7 lot together, HAPPY ACRES
13 lots together Guysuco
Gardens/Park between UG
Road & Caricom HQ, Bel Air
Springs (double lot),
Queenstown, Lamaha
Gardens Prashad Nagar,
Sheriff Street 3 lots huge
Soesdyke waterfront property
house lot (Liliandaal),
Diamond 51h & 7th Streets. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624. .
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, 609-2302.
4 B/R house and master,
pool % acres land' price
DS$1M, P. Nagar 4 B/R all
master with extra house lot
$165M, Lamaha Gdns corner
lot 4 B/R house master price
$50M, 3 B/R house in Lamaha
Gdns 45 M Subryanvill house
3 B/R master swimming pool
$72M,.Subryanville 4 B/R
hosue on 1 acre land AC hot
and cold US$1.6M, BAP
house $34M, Nandy Park
house -$28M Queenstown
house ,4 B/R $50M, New
Providence $72M, P. Nagar
house $32M, William St, C/
ville house 3 B/R AC, hot and
cold $46M, Regent St.,,
commercial properties price
$95M- US$2M, BAP.house
price $38M $65M, Sheriff St
prop, $55M, Brickdam $28M
Atlantic Gdns $25M, Moblica
Linden $7.5M, Kitty $12M,
Eccles house price $12M -
$65M, and many more Call
227-4040, 669-7070,, 628-
0796, Future Homes.

2/9/2008, 8:50 PM

other areas prices range from
$8M US$1.6M. Call Future
Homes 227-4040, 669-7070,
PROPERTY for sale at Lot
1 Zorg Public Road
Essequibo Coast, Price $3.8M
neg. Call 216-1574, 644-
NEWTOWN Kitty large
two storeyed concrete front
building with land space, price
negotiable. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-
executive concrete and
wooden building with land
space, no repairs, vacant
possession. 226-3866.__
UG AREA newly
constructed four bedroom
executive concrete building
immediate vacant possession
- 642-0636.
KASTEV WCD 2-storey
wooden & concrete building
k52 ft x 24 ft), 3 bedrooms. 2
bathrooms, 2 toilet,
pressurized water system and
other conveniences. Land (59
ft x 152 ft) corner lot $18M
negotiable. Tel. 649-8430 or
225-7959 evenings.
C/VILLE massive 3-
storey concrete building in
excellent condition, rice -
$55M neg., Blankenburg,
WCD. next to Temple: 1 2-
storey concrete and wooden
building, upper 3 rooms, lower
2 rooms, land 135 x 55.
building in good condition,
grice $12i neg.; Sandy
abb St. 3-storey building,
ideal for supermarket $18M;
opposite Soesdyke Primary
school 1 3-bedroom 2-storey
building in good condition -
S8M. Call Naresh Persaud
225-9882, 650-2724.


ZAY, 2008

6 WEEKS old pit bulls.
Call 615-7030.
USED awing windows, 4
panes. Call 694-7996.
POOLS table local made
-$85 000. 220-4791.
8 WEEKS pure bred Pit
Bull for sale. Call 628-7659.
4 STALL for sale at
Bourda Green. Contact No.
2 PURE German
Shepherds, 10 months old.
Call 220-6879.
GATE. TEL. 652-9902.

For all your
Leotards, Tights,
Dance Costume,
Dance Shoes, School
Clothes & many more

We are located at:

PIT bull pups quality
blood line. Contact 645-4587,
ONE new empty Banga
Mary boat. Tel. 661-1804 or
USED tyres whole sale
and retail. Call 222-3538 or
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to
CUTE 7 weeks old
puppies, small breed,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 233-2624.
-I L [ M.I"Ml I, U

Sizes: 27, 45, 52, 55,
57, 60, 62, 64&65 inches

CHECK O1T o,$5

Guyana Variety Store

& Nut Centre
68 Robb St., Lacytown. G/T.225-4631
8 (amp & Durban Sis. /T. 231-3602

puppies for sale. Call 233-3819
or 699-4682.
DELL 2300 Pentium IV, 2
Ghz system along with HP
colour printer $75 000 neg.
MIXED' fluffy Dachshund
pups -, '$6 000 each. Phone
233-0608. Monday to Friday -
8 am to'4:30 prm.
1 FORD 5 000 engine, 1
MF 35:engine, 1 Ford welding
set, 1 Perkins generator 126
Kva, MF 35 Crown and Pinion.
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195.
HONDA 250 Custom, good
condition, one 3Y bus shell,
one 3Y DEF and 2 TV. Call
688-1657. Narine.
PUPS for sale. 8 weeks old
pure, 'fluffy dachshund
puppies, vaccinated,
dewormed. 226-9548, 660-
1 CUMMINGS engine
diesel 375 KVA generator.
Excellent condition, only 108
104. Contact # 628-0662.

4 STALLS ai Bourda
Green Tel. 225-3737 225-
225-5782, 609-2302.
MASSEY Ferguson
tractors fiomr England. Just
arrived. Models 85 & 188
Call 218-3574/263-5652.
ONE complete music set
4 -15" base speakers, base
amp 2450 watts. Price -
$800 000 neg. Contact 229-
NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
1 COLEMAN 7 000 watts
generator, Stanley hydraulic
ack hammer 1 mini web
camera. Call 220-9600, 621-


New in box,
Counterfeit detection
using UV and Magnetic
Ink, External
Display, 1000 notes per
.minute, 110 and 220
Volts, $130,000.

Call: 649-3311
7PCS dining table set $75
000 and one L.9.8CF 2-door
no frost fridge freezer $9
000. Tel. 623-4489, 222-6968.
1 (ARTIC Temp) 2 Y2-ton
flake ice machine with 20-ft
holding room (heavy
installation) $4.5M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
ONE 75 Hp Yamaha
outboard, one 22' and one 18'
wooden speed boat, in
excellent condition. Call 260-
4459 or 653-0396.
MIX short foot puppies 2
months and 6 months.
Tibetian/poodle, 3 months.
Call Natasha 225-6832 or






Guyana Variety Store
& Nut Centre
68 Robb St., Lacytown. 6/T.225-4631
8 (onp & Dorban ts. G/T. 231-3602
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also muriatic
acid (hydrochloric acid).
Phone 233-0608 (8 am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141 also
Helium for balloons and argon
gas Phone 233-0608 (8am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
STEREO set in pieces -
amplifier equalizer, crossover
and other. One minibus
Caravan in working condition
and one concrete bungalow
house, three-bedroom, toilet
and bath. 220-7252.

i2) 750 CC Jet skies 3 seater
with trolley like new. Call 225-
0995. 669-7070 628-0796
$2 9M.
1 ICOM 100 wotts multi
oand Kadio for interior work
rice $185 000 like new Call
:25-0995, 669-7070, 628-0796.
2" X 3" ZIPLOC bags, ideally
'or pharmacy etc. Coast $1800
per box (1000 bags). Tel No.
698-3435/270-5018, 642-3937.

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


RAZOR wire $4 500
American made paint $1750
gal, lorha sill (massala brick). Call
223-5699 227-0723, 623-1392.
FOREIGN & local Pool Tables
and accessories balls, aue,
cloth and rubber. Contact Naka
-220-4298, 609-3311.
PLASMA TVs, video
projectors Laptop computers
electric and box guitars, digital
cameras PDA cell phone.
Contact Patrick Tel. # 226-6432,
ONE 42" Toshiba LCD flat
screen TV 3 1/2 thick, brand
new sealed in box. Book
cabinetry, cinema series.
Reduced to $395 00. Call 623-
7340 or 226-4580.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient service
10 11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD. Phone 338-2221
& 338-2335 (8 am 4 pm) Mon.
to Fri. (Sat 8 12).
VACUUM motors) industrial
pressure washer pump section
400 & 2700 PSI, Sony DVD/
VCR recorder combo pressure
washer rubber seals (water). Tel.
231-1786, 665-3528.
conditioner, washing machine,
dining table, sewing machine,
television, stove, sofas, carpets,
lamps, orchids, refrigerator. 227-
3 -2 inch water pump
5hp-3 phase 50/60, $35,000
each; 6 new 1/4 inch hp
240v Embraco compressor for
refrigerator -$15000, Toyota
Prado Bonnett $25,000; Tel:
OWNER leaving country -
one complete Desktop computer,
1 Hp printer, 1 sml. refrigerator,
2 professional hour dryers, 1 air
brush compress. Contact 657-
8396, 673-7440.
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.
ALL types of Indian wear -
Muslims gowns from $5 000 up,
Keemaars from $1 200 up,
thanks $4 000 up, etc. Hindus
Shalwaars from $5000 up, Sari
from $5 000 up, tops, etc. Tel.
# 225-4003.
1 BRAND new X-Box 360
Premium (can play some old
games) + 1 control $115 000, 1
new control $15 000, 1 Halo
3 $15 000, 1 case with
Ultimate Alliance and Forza 11
- $24 000. Tel. # 225-4003.
INDUSTRIAL floor cleaner
model 608-720, voltage 120
Vac, frequency 60Hz, currency
- 12:OOA, Power- 1.93 Hp, DC
0904. Price $200 000. Contact
Abdul Rahim. Tel. 647-6557,
IN stock 4mm %1 $1525
each 3/8 1/ 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.

4 Extractor fan 110/240v
$40,000 each industrial 1- new
2 and a half inch water pump
on steel frame with hp motor on
steal frame 3 phase 50/60 hz
could be used for wash bay.
poultry & animal pens
$105,000 USA made, 1 hame.
mill. Brazil made 110v $75,000
Tel. Tel. 694-1236 _
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 gass for show case
-$20,000; 4 hot water ware
sink complete with fittings -
$10000. Tel: 226-8454

2 Stroke oil.
Value tec
$5, 700 per case
1211-QT bottles
Vat inclusive.

Hardware Depot

140 Regent Rd,


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.
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-
NEW arrivals. Frigidaire -
18 cubic, refrigerator stainless
steel door, ice maker $250
000, 32" television remote
control $120 000, 32 LCD TV
(flat screen), 5 inches thick -
$260 000, 19" LCD TV/
computer monitor $100 000,
Yamaha/Powermate generator,
6750 watts, 110/220volts $280
000. Contact Anand 684-
4450, 231-9181 or Royal Wood
Working Store.

1 AE 91 Corolla, HA 9833.
Tel. 622-8293.
INFINITY I 30-- 2001, LOW
MILEAGE. CALL 624-7314.
AE 100 Ceres, PHH Series.
Tel. 229-6838 or 694-3798.
1 GX 90 MARK 11.
CALL 220-6879.
4 X 4 PICK UP-for hire out
and around town. Tel. # 646-
PCC Motor car, driving and
with spares $225 000.Tel. 225-
1 -170 CORONA $500
S000. PHONE 227-8858 OR
ONE AT 170 Corona EFS,
AC, mags, power window. Tel.
1 LONG Base Mitsubishi
Canter, open back. Contact
260-2806, 621-2859.
1 HONDA Accord 5-speed.
Fully powered, PCC Series.
Call .618-1453.
ONE Toyota Hilux Pick-up,
GJJ 1813. Please contact 645-
9610. Excellent condition.

ONE AE 91 Sprinter good
condition. Contact 660-3380
AE 1i0 Ceres, excellent
condition, AC, music, 15" mass.
Price $950 000 neg. Tel. 681-
1 TOvOTA Town Ace Yr 26,
PEE Series, first owner, never
work hire. Price leg. Call # 611-


Discovery, V8
Gasoline engine, 4x4,
Excellent Condition,
Fully Loaded, Fully
Serviced, Low
Mileage, New Paint,
Brakes,Altenator, etc.
Asking $3.8M neg.

1 TOYOTA Corolla, 2
Bedford 7-ton TJ Dump trucks.
Terms can be arranged. Call
ONE AT 212 in excellent
condition fully powered. AC,
mags. $1.M neg. Tel. No. 265-
1 3Y minibus, excellent
condition, PFF Series $550
000 neg. Contact Sham 625-
ONE RZ minibus, excellent
condition, BHH Series. Price
1 million neg. Tel. 226-3146,


1 NISSAN Vanette minibus,
manual $375 000.Contac
Rocky. 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Corolla AE 91,
excellent condition, stick gear.
Price $500 000 neg. Call 80-
series, Rancho shocks, CD
player. $3.2M negotiable. Tel.
55-5555. "
1 AE 91 Corolla, good
condition, family'owned $700
000 neg. Call 688-2068, 664-
1 CARINA Wagon white in
excellent conditions BWD,
mags goodfor hire or business.
Tel. 269-0751."
1 3-TON Long Base canter
Mitsubishi, 1-AT 150 Toyota
for Shamie.
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, 625-6397..
ONE Pajero Junior
excellent condition, CD roo
rack hard cover spare wheel,
etc. obby 220-4221.
2001 Hilux Extra Cab pick-
up, 5-speed manual 5L diesel
engine $4 000 000. Tel. 688-
9855. Never registered.
NISSAN Frontier 4 x 4 Extra
Cab pick up also GMC Extra
Cab x 4 diesel pickup 226-
4T77, 225-2319, 688-7224.

ONE Nissan Sentra B 13.
Price $675 000. Ca:; ?227-
3862. 622-6673.
1 RZ MINIBUS in exceli ent
condition, disc, 4WD. BKK
Series. Price $1.6M neg.
Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
Touring, PJJ Series, excellent
condition. $1 450 000
negotiable. 220-1627. 621-
TOYOTA Carina AT 192,
PJJ Series, one owner
$1.3M. Call 276-0313 or 626-
114 Shahab.
1 AT 192 Carina, PKK
series, CD player, 15" mags
AC, excellent condition. Call
IMPORTED from Japan
Toyota Carina 212 1999
model & NZE Corolla 2 000
model never registered. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Extra cab pick
up (4x4) automatic, fully
powered, AC, mags, CDprice
2.7M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.

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

1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private automatic, fully
powered, AC, mags, CD,
alarm. Price $1.3M. Contact
Rocky #225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
4X4 Mitsubishi RVR Jeep
immaculate condition sunroof
remote Kenwood, CD player
alarm system. One owner Call
218-3827 or 610-1273.
1 FB 12 Sunny stick
ear mags, spoiler magic late
PGG series. $575 000. Tel.
649-0329, 699-3662.
HB 5157, AT 150 Toyota
Corona $700 000. Price
negotiable. Working condition.
216-0427, 615-9465.
1 AT 192 CARINA- maqs
music, AC, fully powered. Sell.
by owner. Call 691-8140, 270-
4186 after 3 pm.
1 192 CARINA, PKK!
Series. AC, tape deck, fully
powered. Excellent condition
Call 263-5744, 670-3854.
ONE AT 192 Carina, sticl
shift, fully powered, mags, AC,
etc. PHH Series excellent
condition. Tel. 64-6159.
AT 170 CORONA full
lights, EFI, mags, spoiler, F/P1
music, PHH series very ood
condition. Tel. # 654-5680.
HILUX surf, mags, fog
lamp roof rock, crash bar, A
showroom condition. Price
$1.1M. 627-8989, 614-9711. ,
ONE Nissan B 13, full
loaded with mag rims $650
000, PHH Series. Tel. # 643
3370, 227-3296, 223-9484.
1 AE 100 Sprinter
(private), automatic full
powered, AC, mag rims, Cl
player, music set $1 150 000
Contact Rocky 225-140_
NEW Toyota Nadia SUV
recently registered, origin
mags, CD changer, televisio l
digital dashboard, ful
powered all wheel drive
vehicle. Call 643-7406
excellent condition $3.6M,
oyota Corolla, PKK Series
2.8M, 3.2M, Toyota Tundra
4.5M. Tel. 225-3737, 225
4398. '
1 NISSAN Coupe RZ 1
Sports car, excellent
condition, fully powered
mags and music $600 000
Honda CRX Coupe, need
bodywork, driving $30
000. Call Richar 623
1033 or 225-0189.

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automatic fully powered
mans, and CD layer, 1 AT
192 Carina. EP. 643-5122,
231-6775. Price negotiable.
1 HONDA Civic VT1,
2002 model PKK series, fully
loaded, excellent condition
price $2.8M neg. Call 622-
5916, 268-3304.
ONE AT 192 Carina &
212 Carina with mag rims,
music and AC, etc., in
excellent condition. Price
neg. Call Tony 231-5443,
627-0588, 616-4847.
TOYOTA Corolla G-
Touring Wagon excellent
condition automatic, PW, AC,
Mags, CD player, chrome,
exhaust hose etc. Price -
$1.3M. Tel. 216-6096, 612-
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Ai S MIeor ,rewh WeielldIMoms
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trucks, 2 TK model dump
trucks, D4E bulldozers in very
good condition. Also parts
available for trucks. Tel. 642-
2542 or 333-2644.
1 RZ minibus EFI, cat
ee, BJJ series price $1 450
00 1 RZ minibus carb BHH
series price $1 075 000.
Phone 268-3953, 612-5419.
GRAND Cherokee Ltd.
Leather interior, spinners
Acura Legend leather interior,
Lexani Rims. Contact Patrick
Tel. # 226-6432, 623-2477.
Silver Grey, PKK series,
immaculate condition. Price -
$1 8M neg. Tel. # 226-4356,
between 8 am and 6 pm
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-
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212,
AT 170, RAV-4 $600 000,
$800 000, $1M down
payment. Hilux Extra/Single
Cab. Call 231-6236.
1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick up,
gear, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $800 000.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, crash bar $2.3M 4x4).
Contact Rocky 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
e "'I--D U .
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.
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,
ONE Toyota Tundra,
2007 model, flair side (tray)
leather interior, 6-Disc
changer, 20" chrome mags,
etc., excellent condition. Must
see. Never registered. Price -
$6M neg. Tel. 642-6159.

(Diesel engine) 2L-TE, Automatic,
fully powered, A/C, mags, CD
player, sidebars. Price$2.6M.
Hardly used. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-door),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD players,. crash
bar, sun roof, alarm, side bars
V6 engine). Price $2.2M.
contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-

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hncludinrz. Nwu Inat!hsr
jacket, new gloves,New
full face helmet (Shoo)
Price negotiable

Desk Top Computer
Monitor, :
Keyboard Jl
Speakers,l 1 -
Printer ls

1 AT 140 TOYOTA Corona
automatic with mags excellent
condition contact Tel. # 665-
5209, 645-5637. Price
CARINA 212 old and new
models, imported from Japan.
Fully powered auto, wood rim,
CD, PW, PL, Pv, etc. Ray's One
Stop Auto Parts, 74 Sheriff St.,
C/ville. 226-9109.
NEW arrivals one
Mitsubishi COLT 2002 model -
$3.4M neg., one Toyota IST
2002 mode $3.5M.neg. one
Toyota IST 2004 model -
$3.7M ne%. Call Nevon's Auto
Sales @ "98-3432.
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
TOY-OTA Corolla AE 91,
Carina AT 170. Parts available
for Morris Oxford, Morris Minor,
Carina AA 60, Corona KT 147,
RT 100, Blue Bird 910 Model.
Contact City Taxi Service. Tel.
(1) AT 170 Corolla car, (1)
AE 91 Toyota car, (1) Toyota
Ipsum brand new motor bikes
on sale 110, 125 and 150
'CC). The cheapest in town.
Contact Mr. A. King on 225-
4443, 225-4534, 622-7628.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
imported from Japan, 4D 35
diesel engine, 6-speed gear
box, 14-feet long tray, AC,
power window, 16 tyres, etc.
Ray's One Stop Auto Parts, 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-9109.
2 UNITS Toyota Hilux
Single Cab, solid def, Year
1986 manual, AC, diesel, 3L
engine, never registered. Price
$2 500 000. Rising Sun Auto
Sales, 140 Regent Road,
Bourda. 226-4165, 670-8399.
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 u1 nui u 001 ,
140 Regent Road, Bourda.
226-4165, 670-8399.
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.
1 CANTER Nissan 6
cylinder diesel, 3 ton, open
back, steel tray, double back
wheel, GDD series $1.m, 1
Mazda pick up single cab
long tray 4x4 82.600cc
brought in new PFF series -
$1.2m excellent condition.
Credit could be arranged. All
vehicles in driving condition.
Tel: 226-8454
Toyota K.T 147 Wagon,
stick gear $350,000; credit can
be arranged; Toyota
landcruiser FJ 80, 4500cc,
fully powered PJJ series
$6.5 M excellent. English
made Morris Marino never
registered automatic 5 seater
$525 000; Small Vanette
mini-bus working $
325,000. Tel: 226-8454

1 LEYLAND DAF (60- 180
Modle) dump truck GJJ series.
Tel. 626-1490, 641-1127.
AT 192 CARINA automatic
fully powered in excellent
condition. PJJ series, one
owner. Tel. 641-1127.
TOYOTA 4-Runner and
Ipsum AT 212 carina & 192, AE
100 Sprinter & Ceres, EP 82
Starlet hilux pickup. Amar -
automatic, 1 AT 170 Corona
automatic both car AE fully
powered and in excellent
condition. Tel. # 641-1127.
DODGE Grand Caravan SE
like new also Honda DelSol
Sport car also Ducati 916
motorcycle. 226-4177, 225-
2319, 688-7224.
FOUR (4) minibuses just off
wharf. Never registered, CD,
new mags, seats,
windows, etc. One I" (2003
Model). 847-,124, .41-8647.
ONE G-Touring Wagon
never registered, alloy wheels,
CD deck, one Daihitsu vehicle,
alloy wheels sun roof PKK
series. Contact 686-0323/664-
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.
VEHICLE for sale Starlet
Glanza EP91 fully racing
machine, includes coil over
suspension, racing Hks blow off
valve, 15" oz racing mags, with
low profile tyres, sun roof,
spoiler, manual, power windows
& locks, full Hks exhaust
system, full flair kit, fog lamps,
etc. Ray's One Stop Auto Parts,
74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-
NEW shipment: Toyota
corolla NZE 121 leather interior
wood panel, CD changer,
Toyota V105 leather interior CD
2003 model. Toyota Carina AT
212 new and old model,
Toyota carina AT 192 Honda fit
with body kit, Toyota L-Tounno
Wagon, Hilux Single cab. R.Hi
Auto Sales 20 Wallers DeLight
WCD. Dial 269-0522, 688-
MOTIVATED seller, one of
its kind in Guyana. (A) one ice
cream truck, diesel driven air
conditioned, fully equipped
with 30 KW gen set. Very
profitable investment. (b) One
enclosed fibreglass van; four-
wheel back axle, high top. (c)
One Nissan Pathfinder, right
hand drive, powerful four-
cylinder Turbo diesel. All
equipment in "A" class
condition. For more inf. Tel.
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
.nrnlla motor car AE 100 & AE
110, Toyota Hilux double cab
pick up RZN 169 & YN 107,
oyota 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
ive you the best because you
reserve the best:
quality reconditioned vehicles
CARS: Toyota Alteeza (Sports
Sedan); Toyota Vista' Lancer
Cedia, Wagons Caldina;
Toyota Land cruiser, (Fully
loaded); Hilux Double cab .ick
up; Nissan (4x4) King Cab Pick-
up (Diesel Mitsubishi Canter
Trucks 23 tons enclosed
BUSES: Toyota Hiace 15
seater, Nissan Vanette 12
seater. 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.

1 2002 TOYOTA Land
Cruiser manuall, good
condition, 1 Toyota double cab
4x4 (manual) solid deff
recommended for the interior
$3.3M. Tel. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 669-7070.
(immaculate condition) 1 -
006 Xtra cab Titan, 1 2004
Titan $6.5M, 1 2005 Xtra
cab 4x4 Tacoma $6.3M, 2004
Thundra $5.5M, 2003 Thundra
$4M 1 2L Xtra cab 4x4 Pick
up $3.2M, 1 Hilux Xtra cab
(GKK series) 4x4 Pick up 3 RZ
engine automatic $3.5M, 1 -
5LHi Lux Xtra cab 4x4 Pick up
$3.9M, 1 2001 Xtra cab 4x4
F 150 Pick up $2.8M, 1 Diesel
new model Super Custom
minibus $2.4M neg. Tel. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 669-7070.
WT~"- .
l~i~l-". : =.-

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


Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nice, 16" Mag wheels
best Offer acce ted

TEL. # 220-7846.
DRIVERS. TEL. # 220-8929.
DRIVERS. CALL 231-7475.
MASON with carpentry
experience and labourers. Tel.
No. 227-4263.
DRIVER for Kitty/C/ville bus
from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call 624-3268.
1 PART-TIME Maid. Age
40 to 50 yrs. for Hindu family.
Tel. 225-0438.
Dispatchers. Contact Unity
Cabs. Tel. 225-4111, 225-4412.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to
do basic house work.
Salary negotiable. Call 648-
ONE Welder, one Helper at
189 Barr St., Kitty. Tel. 660-
4659, 225-1923.
ONE Housekeeper (Maid)
to work full-time. Must be able
to cook. Call 227-0902 or 227-
DRIVERS and contract cars
needed. Contact Classic Cabs.
Tel. 227-4545 or 621-1548.
ABLE-BODIED watchman.
Accommodation available, if
needed. Call 226-9810. After 4
ONE experienced taxi
Driver. Contact Mrs. Z. Khan at
11 Thomas Street, Kitty. Tel.

WANTED two Salesgirls to
work at Payless Store on Regent
St. Age 18 25. Tel. # 223-
EXCAVATOR Operator to
work in the Interior. Interested
ersons can contact, tel. 625-
136, 225-9703.
ONE .(1) Gardener/
Yardman to work in G/town.
Must have valid Police
Clearance. Tel. 642-7963, 225-
ONE (1) experienced
Excavator Operator to work in
an Interior location. Tel. # 642-
7963, 626-6909.
ONE (1) experienced
Cook to work at an out of
town hotel. Tel. # 626-6909/
ONE experienced cutter
Sboy or girl). Apply at
Snackette, 352 East St.
opposite Public Hospital, G/
machine operator. Apply at 170
Camp & Charlotte Streets,
Lacytown, Georgetown.

(1) One experienced
Manager to work at an
out-of-town Hotel.
Contact Tel:

between age 16 and 22. Apply
in person to Parsram Discount
Store, 21 Water & America Sts.,
2 WAITRESS and 1 Maid
live in can be arranged at 14
Vryheid's Lust ECD. Call 657-
8700, 220-2047.
1 2-BEDROOM apartment
between Vreed-en-Hoop and
Parika West Bank area. Call
227-3405, 264-3147.
HIRE car rivers w.,,
knowledge of dispatching
experience for a reputable taxi
service. Call Jeffrey 622-
ONE (1) Internet Assistant
computer skills are required.
Call 264-3334 642-2780, 688-
8974. Preferably from WBD.
GROUNDS man/Caretaker,
pitch preparation experience
necessary. Maltenoes Sports
Club, Thomas Lands 226-
WANTED 2 or 3-
bedroom house or apartments
to rent with parking space.
Price $25 000 $35 000. Tel.
No. 612-6672.
and sales boys. Avinash
Complex A & B Water Street,
Georgetown 695-9650 between
8 am 4 pm.
SEWING machine
operators drafter/cutter for
garment factory and porters. D
Lama Avenue Bel Air Park 225-
4492, 225-9404.
MALE middle-aged
individual with secondary
education, to work in sales
department. Accommodation
available, if needed. Call 226-
9810 after 4 pm.
Apply with hand written
application to Regent
Household Electronics 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. #
Counter Servers. Apply in
person with written application
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commence St., G/town. 9 am*
- 11 am.

MAN. Apply in person with
written application at Texaco
Gas Station, Vlissengen
CASHIER. Apply in person
with written application at
Texaco Gas Station,
Vlissengen Road.
TECHNICIAN to effect
repairs to television,
amplifiers, computers. Apply
with certificate. $10 000
weekly. Guyana Variety Store,
68 Robb Street, Lacytown.
HOUSE Electrician to
effect repairs to wiring, lights
and run new points, etc.,
should have certificate to
support same. $10 000 weekly.
Check out Guyana Variety
Store, 68 Robb Street,
WAITRESS for Hollywood
Bollywood Nite Club, formerly
Wee Place Disco, 169
Lamaha St., Kitty. Tel. # 225-
1103. Apply within, ask for
Irene or Wayne. Living
accommodation provided.
TWO (2) drivers witn car,
van and lorry license. Three
(3) experience. Excellent
wages and NIS coverage. Two
(2) visiting inspectors on motor
cycles for West Coast area.
One (1) live-in Maid, aged 16
- 35 yrs. To assist in
residential chores. Private flat,
training, and quality cooking
and baking provided.
Experience an asset but not
necessary. Contact The
Recruiter RK's National
Security Network, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets, Bourda,


S & *
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SPlease contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or

__ Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

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

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

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

situated at Rose Hall Town,
Markert Street opposite the
Market. Contact Donette on 663-
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.y 10, 200

.Chanderpl e s l s NS S s As

Chanderpaul equals Lloyd's NSC Sports Awards feat

By Faizool Deo

AFTER dominating the Na-
tional Sports Commission
(NSC) sports awards for 23
years, former West Indies
captain Clive Lloyd's record
of most wins is now equalled
by another West Indies crick-
eter -- Shivnarine
The prestigious award of
senior sportsman-of-the-year
has now been won four times
by. both cricketers.
The legendarv 1T.nv1
won in 1968, 1981, 1983 and
1984 while Chanderpaul won
in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2007.
The presentation of tro-
phies to last year's winners
was held on Friday night at the
National Cultural Centre.
Sprinter Alisha Fortune was
awarded the prestigious senior
The win for Fortune, ac-
cording to the Minister of
Culture, Youth and Sports
Dr Frank Anthony has pro-
pelled female athletics fur-
ther ahead. Delivering the
feature address the minister
said that of the 50 times that
a woman has won the senior
awards, athletics claimed it
25 times.
"Thanks to the accomplish-
ments of athletes like Alisha

GT&T national

Fortune ... even cricket cannot
catch up." In terms of the male
senior awards, cricket has come
to the fore 21 of the 53 times.
When the awards was held
for the first time in 1952 it
was an all-male tie between
Deryck Phang (lawn tennis)
and Clem Fields (athletics),
some 52 years later there have
been additional categories, but
the prestige of the event has
not diminished.
Seventeen awards were
given out at the event to out-
stiuIing amiietes, sports admin-
istrator, sporting personalities
and media representatives.
Along with Dr Anthony several
other government officials, in-
cluding Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds, members of the diplo-
matic corps and sporting enthu-
siasts were in attendance.

Guyanese Sports Hall of
For Dr Anthony, his speech
did not just comprise figures; he
also spoke of the importance of
exhibiting the award winners
over the years. He said that there
are many. motivational and inspi-
rational stories that can be learnt
-from Guyana's sportsmen and
sportswomen. These stories, he
said, need to be told to the next
generation so as to instil in ath-
letes the attitude and aptitude.to

be champions in sports and in
life. "To initiate the process the
NSC will start with an exhibi-
tion of all the winners of the
sports awards through the
It would show the photo-
graphs of these sports icons,
and list their record of achieve-
This exhibition can be a pre-
cursor to creating a Guyanese
sports hall of fame."
The minister also spoke
about th- *--
abo...t th .1 css or sports in
2007, with the staging of the
Cricket World Cup super-eight
matches in Guyana highlighting
the year. He said that last year
was a year when Guyana did a
lot for sports, and sports did a
lot for Guyana. "It is a year
that would be recorded as the
turning point for sports in
For the immediate future of
sports, he spoke of the need for
continued momentum-building.
"All sports associations and
organizations must work with
their regional and international
counterparts to bring events to
Guyana; whether it is a coach-
ing workshop, a conference or
major sporting event, you
should encourage them to come
to Guyana."
Dr Anthony said another
important step in the contin-

ued development of sports is
to forge a sporting relationship
with the Diaspora, a group he
called a "potential niche mar-
ket in terms of spectators, ac-
cessing specialised training
facilities, scholarships and
getting teams and coaches to
come to Guyana."
He also spoke of the im-
portance of balance of sports
and education. Statine that as a
government the current admin-
istrait0 imust redouble their
efforts to have sports properly
integrated into the school and
university curriculums.

The drive for a balance
with sports and education drew
huge applause earlier in the
evening when Banks DIH Sales
and Marketing Executive,
Carlton Joao, announced that
the beverage giant will be in-
vesting in two sports scholar-
The scholarships will be
given to two athletes in the
fields of cricket and football
to pursue a degree in Com-
munications at the Univer-
sity of Guyana (UG) from
Joao said that interested
persons in both sporting disci-
plines must play at the na-

indoor hockey

Contenders for the

title remain unbeaten

THE male and female com-
petitions in the GT&T Na-
tional Indoor Hockey Cham-
pionships remained wide
open at the close of the sec-
ond day as heavy men's
favourites Everest 'A', GCC
'A' and Old Fort 'A' along
with the GCC Tigers and
Everest Hikers on the distaff
side, all remain unbeaten
having amassed large goal
tallies in their run-up for
the cup.
The deadlock was expected
to change last evening when the
points leaders were expected to
Friday's matches got off to
a hot start with a clash between
the enthusiastic GCC 'B' and
Old Fort 'B' both of whom
were still within striking dis-
tance of a semi-final spot.
GCC made the early run
by slamming in two early goals
in the 7th and 8th minute of the
first half from Shaka Gill and
Eric Hing and added to their
lead shortly.after the break. Ia
Andrew Xavier in the 22nd
Old Fort would-surpris-
ingly conie to life in the second
half led by the veterans Dexter
Wiles and Robert Hqsseih with
good support from speedy
midfielder Dwayne Allen.
Wiles and Hussein
scored one apiece in the 25th
and 27th minute to pull
their team back within one

but the superior fitness ofitie
young Bourda crew proved too
much as they slammed home
two more through captain
Chris Xavier and Gill.
The Western Dragons and
Police took centre stage next to
produce one of their typical
speedy battles which was kept
close until the dying minutes.
Dragons scored first in the fifth
minute through Deon Brandford
but Michael Bourne of Police
answered in the 17th. Dragons
pulled ahead with a field-goal
from Jermaine Murray to take
the lead into the half and while
roIlce arew even in me s avu
half through Rawl Haynes,
Murray slammed home the win-
ner for Dragons five minutes be-
fore full time for the 3-2 victory.
The three top-seeded'
men's teams completed the
men's schedule for the
e ening by demolishing all
opposition, and putting .on a
goal-scoring clinic for the be-
wildered Junior sides. Old
Fort 'A' topped the evening's
tally in their 16-1 drubbing of
the Carib Degenerates.
While veteran James
Mentore bullied his way to a
consolation goal for the De-'
generates, five goals were
scored hb Ascofu Simon. hat-
tricks hi his brother Aderemi.
Chris Low-Koan and Jason
DoSantos and a double from
Dwight Sullivan to lead Old

The Everest Hikers 'A'
took some time to get into their
usual rhythm and smooth-pass-
ing game against a determined
Old Fort 'B' but eventually put
the game well beyond their
reach with a 10-3 final score.
Captain Devin Munroe led the
Hikers with a hat-trick which
was supported by doubles
. from Jerry Bell, Shane Samuels
and Marc King and a single
from Robert Fernandes. Robert
Hussein's double and a single
from Ryan Gonsalves com-
pleted Old Fort's tally.
GCC 'A' hammered the
SInulv ,TvP.rp.rst-Hike.r.1 2Rn.n
the final men's match of the
evening with 13 unanswered
goals. Orland Semple and
Kevin Spencer set off on' a
personal goal-scoring duel as
they alternated for the first
six goals of the match, both
finishing with helmet-tricks
(4 goals) this combined with
doubles from veterans Alan
Fernandes and Damon
Woodroffe and a single from
Devin Hooper.
The lone female match of
the evening pitted the well-
travelled Hikers against the
youthful GCC Spartans.
Despite going down by five
goals it ro o at the final whistle.
the Spartans repeated their
brave effort of the previous
evening by competing against
another side with far more ex-
pertence in the game. Marzena

Fiedtkou. Gabriella Xavier and
Dominique DeGroot, in par-
ticular, showed tremendous
promise and played with mia-
turity beyond their years.
While the Hikers only
managed to muster a one-goal
lead at the interval, the game
was never in doubt as they
pressured their junior oppo-
nents and were justly rewarded
with a slew of goals in the sec-
ond half. Star striker Cora
Towler scored a hat-trick for
the Hikers and was supported
by fellow nationals Marisha
Rodrigues and Amanda
_CRrnett.. .. .
Thirteen-3 ear-old6
Marzena Fiedlkou and
Briana'Gordon netted one
apiece in Spartans' losing
Everest Hikers 'A'
topped the table of Pool One
with six points going into the
third night followed by
GCC'B' and Western Drag-
ons both on three, and Old
Fort 'B' and Police with one
each GCC "A and Old Fort
'A' share.top honours in
Pool Two with six points
each while Carib Degenerates
and Everest 'B' are yet to
secure point
In the Ladies' tourna-
ment, the GCC Tigers and
the Hikers both enjoy the
lead with three points each
while the GCC Spartans re-
main without points.

tional level and must satisfy the
entrance requirements of UG.
To be eligible the selected indi-
viduals will have to enter into an
agreement to work within Guyana
after graduation for three years and
to work within the Ministry of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport during the pe-
riod when the university is in recess.
"Banks DIH limited has
recognized its role in developing
sports .... There needs also to be
a productive life for the sports-


man and sportswoman aft
his or her active life in spo
is over. There is that intelli
tual development that dev
opment of the mind that m
be promoted," Joao said.
Chairman of the NS
Conrad Plummer was jubila
at the news.
The evening start
with the Director of Spo
Neil Kumar's report on
tivities for ZUU7.

of 256 Cedar Court, Lamaha Gds.
Feb.19,1929-Feb. 11,2007 *
3 b .i Tranquil and content
A Caring and devoted
\ May the loud lament for
Your presence gone not/
Shake your peace as you slumber
on in God's Glorious Kingdom A4j

In loving memory of our beloved wife,
mother and grandmother JASODRA
SADARAM of 2" Street Success HIS./
who passed away on February 10, 1985.

Twenty-three years have passed
since you have been taken from us
Memory have gone but our love for you will never go awa
No one knows the pains of losing you
Our heart still ache, our secret tears still flow
I We miss you mom, more than anything in the world

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JoAeSmoA 300r u 0 0ateFrn, dicoan
sosi-lw3da. rsi.fa ,asoYu 1 rn0hlr

Ma; -, oy lord t rrihna grant her
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In loving memories of our
beloved father andd grandfather
Hadfield Street, Wortmanville, I

who died on February 10, 2006.

A day we will never forget
A million times we miss you
A million times we cry
To have, to love and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart
The memories we have from day to day
No length. of time can take away
There is no day that passes
We do not call your name
You were such a wonderful person
You were so much a part of our lives
Thanks for all that we shared together
Good and bad
Your light will shine forever

May your soul rest in peace

Sadly missed by his loving children,
'4 grandchildren and other
relatives and friends.

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father and grandfather NAMAL i
S PERSAUD who departed on
rl January 10, 1991.
Date of birth: 12-02-1949.

Seventeen years
we lost you dad
Our hearts are heavy, we're still sad
The seasons have changes, our ages too
NB Celebrations come and gone
How we've missed you
A precious one from us has gone
Your beautiful memory keeps us going '
SWe wish you were here,
your face to see, your voice to hear
We will always remember
you in our own special way
W You'll always be near us
Always remembered by his wife Elaine, seven loving
)N children Jenny, Janet, Janis, Neal, Mike, Mark and
W Joanann,.sons-in-law James, Michael, Mannie and
VN Terry, daughters-in-law Sunita, Francina and Judy,
Ia grandchildren Calvin, Gavin, Kevin, Geneva, Junior,
SI Christopher, Melisa, Tina, Patrick, Ajai, Anthony, Kelly,
>IB j Tifanny, Damion, Kevin, Kishan & Krishna. Great grand
*Rayan and all his families, friends and neighbours.

ay Lorl Krish na grant his soul eternal rest


1 ," In loving and cherished memory of our dear and
j, beloved father, husband, son, brother, father-in-law,
cousin and friend MR. PATRICK PERSAUD (a.k.a.)
Budul of Eccles and former employee of Docol who
passed away in the USA on Feb. 9, 2004.

Dad we missed you each day of our lives more and more
i We wished your passing was just a dream
and one day you will walk through the door
ArTrnrI nu l


I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow!of smiles
when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve to drive before the sun of happy
memories that I leave when life is done.
Sadly missed by his wife Chandra of USA, children Ravin & Shelly of "
USA, son-in-law Nishal of USA, mother Joyce of Eccles, brothers Krish,
Loak and Sew of Eccles, sisters Chan, Walika, Geet and Hayla of
Canada, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Rest in peace oh dear one .
Sleep on peacefully, we all miss yo .

I'' lIn Iof ing memory of
S Died Jan 12, 2006.
SSamantha Daniel
was a wonderful mom
'' She never did anything wrong
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Even when we behaved'bad
She kept us safe from harm
She fought for us, tooth and arm
She was the best mom in the
world until from us she was hurled
Out of the world
But we will see her again in the end

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who departed this life on February I st, 1994
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By Julien Pretot

ACCRA, Ghana (Renters) -
Holders Egypt are hoping
their South American play-
ing style will bring them
success in the African Na-
tions Cup final against
Cameroon today.
Most of Egypt's squad are
home-based players but their
fiee-flowing passing game has
been lethal and they are confi-
dent of beating Cameroon again
after winning in the 1986finaL
The Pharaohs, aiming to
win a sixth Nations Cup,
thrashed hot favourites Ivory
Coast 4-1 in the semi-final in a
reprise of the final they won
two years ago on penalties in
Egypt have shown in
Ghana that their 2006 title,
largely attributed to the ad-
vantage of playing at home,
was no fluke.
Four-time champions
Cameroon, the last side to re-
tain the trophy in 2002, wit-
nessed their opponents' style
at close quarters when they lost

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Kobe Bryant scored 36 points
and recent acquisition Pau
Gasol added 30 to lead the
Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-
113 road victory over the Or-
lando Magic on Friday.
Bryant produced four
points from free throws in the.
final minute, the first two giv-
ing the Lakers the lead, while
Lamar Odom was also credited
with two points on a goal-tend-
ing charge by Orlando's Dwight
Howard had 19 points and
II rebounds to lead the Magic.
Orlando outscored Los
Angeles. 44-33 behind
Howard's 10 points in a fast-
tempo first period in which
Bryant scored 14.
The Lakers, courtesy of
Gasol's I I second-period
points, scored 31 in the period
while holding the Magic to just
19 to take a 64-63 lead at the
Los Angeles increased the
Lead in the third to 11 points
before Orlando battled back.
"We understand that when
playoff time comes around and
we play on the road that teams
are going to have big starts and
make big runs." Bryant told re-
"The main thing is to re-
main poised and continue to
play hard and get back in it."
Gasol said playing for the
Lakers was like a dream come
"it feels great." the former
Memphis player said.
"It is an amazing opportu-
nity for me and I want to make
the most out of it. I always
dreamed I would be in a situa-
tion like I am today."
The Sacramento Kings
ended Utah's 10-game winning

4-2 to them in their opening
However, the West Africans
believe they have improved and
showed a heart of steel to beat
Tunisia and Ghana en route to
today's game at the Ohene Djan
stadium (1700GMT).
"After the first defeat
(against Egypt) we made the
changes we needed to get back
in the tournament," said
Cameroon coach Otto Pfister,
who hinted that all the pres-
sure was on Egypt.
"We will go into this final
very relaxed Being at this stage
in a continental competition is
quite something. If we win,
very good, if we lose, well, it's
not a drama."
The Indomitable Lions will
be without defender Andre
Bikey, who was shown a
straight red card for shoving a
medical assistant in the last
minute of Thursday's 1-0 win
over Ghana

However, Cameroon believe
they can rely on their substi-

streak with a 117-104 home vic-
tory. Kevin Martin led the
Kings with 27 points.
Carmelo Anthony scored
a career-best 49 points and


the Denver Nuggets topped
the Washington Wizards 111-
Amare Stoudemire scored
33 points and the Phoenix Suns
made all 32 free throws in a
103-99 win over the Seattle
Phoenix's scored the game'\.
final five points, including a tech-
nical free throw with 15 seconds,
left when Seattle called a timeout
it did not have.
The San Antonio Spurs
overcame an 18-point third-
quarter deficit to force over-
time and beat the Nesw York
Knicks 99-93.
The win was San Antonio's
fourth in a row while the
Knicks lost for an eighth con-
secutive game.
Michael Finley of the Spurs
sent the game into overtime with
a three-pointer with less than a
second to play and San Anto-
nio scored the first seven points
of the extra session.
Tim Duncan finished with
21 points and 14 rebounds and

tutes to help them take the Cup
back to West Africa.
"There is no such thing as
a first-choice lineup. It's Africa.
With the weather, the players
just cannot play on and on,"
said Pfister, who has 25 years
of experience in African football,
coaching Zaire, Tunisia, Ghana,
Egypt and Togo.
-"The players on the
bench are very strong men-
tally. It is very important in
a three-week tournament."
Cameroon have raw power
and plenty of experience, with
captain Rigobert Song, striker
Samuel Eto'o and midfielder
Geremi about to play in their
third Nations Cup final.
Eto'o will aim to improve
his Nations Cup scoring tally
from a record 16 goals after
failing to net in the knockout
phase following a double
against. Sudan in
Cameroon's last group game.
Egypt also have experience
- captain Ahmed Hassan
played in the last final and
scored in the 1998 decider -
and are confident of retaining the

Manu Ginobili added 20.
Leon Powe scored the
game-winning basket just be-
fore the buzzer, to give the
Boston Celtics an 88-86 road
win over the Minnesota
Timberwolves. Paul Pierce
scored 18 points and Ray
Allen finished with 17.
Chauncey Billups scored.
17 points, all in the first quar-
ter. to give the Detroit Pistons
their seventh consecutive win
with a 91-82 defeat of the Port-
land Trail Blazers.
Portland's Brandon Roy
missed the game because of a
family bereavement.
LeBron James' 26 points
and 11 rebounds lifted the

title 22 years after handing
Cameroon their only final de-
feat in the tournament's history.


"But the most important
thing is that we play with
our minds. First of all, we
think about what we are go-
ing to do on the pitch," said
assistant coach Shawky
"Now, we will win the fi-

Cleveland Cavaliers to a
100-95 road win over the At-
lanta Hawks.
Jason Kidd had 19 points,
11 rebounds and 13 assists for
his 12th.triple-double of the
season in the New Jersey Nets'
104-90 road victory over the
Charlotte Bobcats.
Richard Jefferson added 23
points for the Nets, who
snapped a three-game losing
Corey Maggette's 35
points powered the Los Ange-
les Clippers to a surprising
102-98 road win over the
Toronto Raptors. Chris Bosh
had 29 points and 12 re-
bounds for the Raptors.


Nations Cup final today ...

Holders Egypt bid to

outwit Cameroon again

Ghana seal Nations

Cup thirdrplace

By Ben Wyatt

HOSTS Ghana came from behind to claim a consolation
third-place finish at the African Nations Cup.after beating
Ivory Coast in a six-goal thriller.
Sulley Muntari's swerving 25-yard free-kick gave Ghana the
lead on 10 minutes before Ivorian Boubacar Sanogo hit back with
a quick-fire brace.
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's equalised after half-time with a solo
effort before Junior Agogo struck on 80 minutes.
Ghana's Hamanu Draman then sealed the win with a 25-
yard shot on 85 minutes.
It is the best continental campaign for Ghana since they
finished as rnnners-up at the 1992 Nations Cup held in
Though the game was a non-event for many, the local crowd
in Kumasi turned out in numbers to see their beloved Ghana
play. in what many had hoped would be the two teams contest-
ing the final.
And they witnessed a goal-scoring feast as two of the pre-
tournament favounles scrapped for the consolation-prize.
Another superb goal was added to the list of crackers from
this year's Nations Cup after only 10 minutes.
Muntari let rip with a 25-yard free-kick that swerved
round the defensive wall and into the top corner, past a help
less Tiasse Kone. .
The Elephants, driven on by captain Didier Drogba, were
not to be outdone though, and they were soon back in the game
when Kader Keita showed great vision to play a through ball to
The Werder Bremen-hman strode into the Black Stars' box to
place his shot past Kingson.rom 15 yards to equalise for the


Sanogo's effort was the 94th goal of the 2008 tourna-
ment and made the Ghana event the highest scoring in Af-
rican Nations Cup's history.
The game was now dominated by the men in orange and a
great double save was needed from Kingson to deny Salomon
Kalou. who shot from the edye of the area, and then Drogba
who pounced on the rebound Awith 30 minutes gone.
Drogba forced another save from Kingson again seconds later.
but this time there was no stopping the rebound as Sanogo
stretched to direct the ball in and claim his second.
The game was wonderfully open and Sanogo was only de-
nied his hat-trick by the Ghanaian crossbar which he rattled on
38 minutes.
Ghana started the second half keen to get back on level terms.
w ih Draman proving a thorn in the Ivorian's side on the right*
But the game's pace dropped markedly from the first ,
half with a paucity of goal-scoring opportunities.
Then with 20 minutes left to play Owusu-Abeyie picked
up the ball in the centre of the pitch and sprinted past two.
Ivorian defenders into the area to slot home and make it 2-2.
With penalties looming, the Kumasi Stadium was alive with
cheers again and bizarrely suffered an invasion of insects that
choked Michael Essien amongst others.
Agogo then bagged his third of the tournament when he was
played through with a clever pass from Essien to complete the
simplest of finishes from 10 yards.
Draman then put the icing on the cake when he cut in
from the flank and shot from 20 yards out, only for his shot
to take a wicked bounce off the turf to beat the diving.
(BBC Sport)

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Angola begin

African Nations

Cup construction

ACCRA, Ghana (Reuters) Angola have begun building
four new stadiums for the next African Nations Cup fi-
nals costing about US$440 million.
Angola Football Federation president Justino Fernandes
told a news conference the stadiums would be ready by No-
vember 2009, just over a month before the event starts. The
tournament is scheduled for January' 10-31. 2010.
Fernandes said a new stadium was being built in the
capital Luanda with a 50 000-seat capacity at a cost of $200
A new stadium in Benguela will seat 35 000 and cost $95
million, while smaller stadiums in Cabinda and Lubango will
seat 20 000 each and coast around $75 million. All the stadi-
ums are being built by Chinese construction companies.
New hotels are also being planned for the four cities.
The Confederation of African Football will hold a first
inspection visit in April.

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regular captain Daniel
Vettori and all-rounder Jacob
Oram from injury and never
allowed England to settle into
their innings after skipper

Debutant Jesse Ryder (pictured) and Brendon McCullum
give New Zealand a fast start as they chase just 131 to
win. (BBC Sport)

by six wickets to claim the
opening contest of their
five-match one-day inter-
national series yesterday,
the hosts controlling pro-
ceedings from start to fin-
ish to win with 20 overs to
New Zealand looked a
different side from the one
that was outclassed in the
two Twenty20 internationals
that preceded this series and
handed England a first loss
on the tour after skittling out
the tourists for a feeble 130
in 49.4 overs.
The hosts welcomed back

Paul Collingwood had won
the toss and opted to bat on a
blustery day in the capital.
Vettori said despite heavy
defeats in the Twenty20
matches, his team remained con-
fident of competing better in
the one-day game.
"The way we bowled
and batted was one of the
best performances we've
put in for a while,"
Vettori told reporters af-
ter his batsmen had
reached 131-4 from ex-
actly 30 overs.
In front of a crowd of 16
000, the sluggish pitch was not

By Adrian Bathgate

Zealand (Reuters) New
Zealand thrashed England

to England's liking and they
limped to 69-4 by the halfway
mark, pressured into making
some poor shots off New
Zealand's accurate bowling and
sharp fielding.
Wickets continued to fall in
the second half of the innings,
leaving the lower order with no
alternative other than to accu-
mulate runs steadily in a bid to
see out the 50 overs.

England hardly helped their
cause by managing to have three
players run-out in a woeful dis-
play of batting.
By contrast, New
Zealand's openers were soon
into their stride, with debutant
Jessie Ryder hitting the first six
of the match off James Ander-
son in the fourth over.
Both Ryder and fellow
opener Brendon
McCullum lived danger-
ously at times, but it was
the latter who brought up
the New Zealand ,50 in the
eleventh over, blasting a
Ryan Sidebottom delivery

ENGLAND innings
A. Cook b Martin 11
P. Mustard b Styris 31
I. Bell b Martin 5
K. Pietersen b Oram 6
P. Collingwood run-out 12
0. Shah run-out 20
R. Bopara c Fulton b Styris 3
G. Swann run-out 7
S. Broad not out 18
R. Sidebotom c&b Patel 4
J. Anderson b Patel 3
Extras: (lb-4, w-6) 10
Total (all out, 49.4 overs) 130
Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-42.3-55.4-67.
5-80.6-91,7-103, 8-104, 9-120.
Bowling: Mills 9-0-27-0 (w-3). Martin
8-1-22-2. Oram 8-0-20-1, Styns 10-1-
22 2 (w-1 Vettori 8-1-21-0. Patel 6.4-
J. Ryder c sub. (Wright) b Broad 3

"Arthur gets the axe as South African selector

By Telford Vice

DURBAN, South Africa (Reutersi South African coach
Mickey Arthur was axed from the national selection panel
Arthur's removal was announced after Cricket South Africa's
(CSA) general council, the game's highest authority in the coun-
try, met in a teleconference.
"The selectors nominated
by the general council, and ap-
pointed by the board of CSA,
are responsible for the selec-
tion of the touring squad and
b the team taking the field, if
necessary, in consultation with
the coach and the captain," a
CSA media statement said.
The selectors are
Joubert Strydom, Mustapha
Khan and Shafiek
The latest edition of the
SA Cricket Annual, which is
Norman Arendse's published with CSA's ap-
Norman Arendse's proval, names the national se-
charges against Mickey lectors as Strydom, Khan,
Arthur will be looked into Abrahams and Arthur.
by Gerald Majola. Arthur's removal is the
latest development in a saga
that began on Tuesday when CSA president Norman Arendse

rejected the selectors' choice for a squad to tour Bangladesh
Arthur and Arendse had
a healed exchange during a
teleconferena e, and they
subsequently laid disciplin-
ary charges against each
Media reports said the
squad presented to Arendse
contained four black players.
CSA's transformation, policy
sets a target of seven black
players in a squad of 15.
Arendse wanted less ex-
perienced players to be
given an opportunity against
Bangladesh, while Arthur
was anxious for his players
to adjust to sub-continental
conditions ahead of South Coach Mickey Arthur axed
Africa's tour of India that from selection panel
will follow their visit to
The release said Arendse's complaint against Arthur should
"be processed ... before the national team leaves for Bangladesh."
Arthur could face charges of bringing the game into disre-
pute for comments he made in the media.
The South African squad, which has yet to be an-
nounced, is scheduled to leave for Bangladesh on Wednes-

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First ODI in Wellington...

New Zealand rebound to

beatEngland by six wickets

12 rows into the crowd over
the long-on boundary.
Both batsmen fell to Stuart
Broad, the best of the English
bowlers, with McCullum top-
scoring for ,e hosts with 42
from as ma ills.
English :ner Phil Mus-
tard top-sco, i for the tourists
with a patient I1 off 60 deliver-
ies as the New Zealand attack
worked hard :o keep the bats-
men pinned down, Chris Mar-
tin, Scott Styr., and Jeetan Patel
all chipping in with two wick-
ets apiece.
The teams travel to
Hamilton for the second
match of the series on Tues-
Collingwood said his side
struggled with a pitch which
varied in pace and were looking
to redeem themselves in the next
"We've got the confi-
dence there that we can
turn it around,"
Collingwood said.
The two sides will also
play a three-match Test series
following the one-dayers.

1 B.McCullum c Mustard
b Broad 42
J. How c IMuslard b Sidebottom 28
R. Taylor not out 24
S. Styris c Sidebottom, b Broad 0
P. Fulton not out 1
Extras: (lb-2. w-1, b-2) 5
Total tior loor rickets, 30overs)131
FaIl of tickets : 1-61. 2-83,
3-122 J 127
Bowling Sidebottom 9-1-34-1 (w-
1). Anderson 4-0-35-0, Broad 9-
2-26-3. Swann 3-0-17-0,
Collingwood 4-0-15-0.
Second one-day international,
Hamilton February 12
Third one-day international,
Auckland February 15
Fourth one-day international,
Napier February 20
Fifth one-day international,
Chrlstchurch February 23


World champion Kibet still

traumatized by mob attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) Kenya's world marathon
champion Lake Kibet said yesterday.he was still
"traumatised and horrifed" after completing his first race
since he narrowly escaped death in a mob attack last
month. '
"I still can't trai with all my concentration, especially ea
morning or late evening," Kibet told Reuters after finishing sixth
in the Kenya prisons cross country senior men's race.
"Besides forcing me to skip a road race in the Nether-
lands, the incident has left me traumatised,and horrified .
More than 1 000 people, including 1988 Seoul Olympict
4x400 metres relay finalist Lucas Sang and marathon runnei
Wesley Ngetich, have been killed in ethnic and political vid-
lence since the disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibak
on December 27.
"One of the people we were with had been shot in th,
shoulder by police a few steps from me. As I went to offer
a helping hand, a huge stone landed on my head," Kibet
He said he was now focused onrunning in the Lndon mara-
thori on April 13 and then at the Beijing Olympics.
"I will fight for a place in the world cross country champi-
onships team, but my concentration will be on the London mara-
thon and the Olympics," he said.
Gideon Ngatanyi, who came fourth at last year's world
cross country championships in Kenya's coastal resort of
Mombasa, won yesterday's race in 35 minutes 57.1 seconds.

Everton tighten grip on fourth

place, woe for Keegan
By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters) Everton tightened their
grip on fourth place in the Premier League and the pros-
pect of Champions League football with a 1-0 win over Read-
ing yesterday.
Phil Jagielka headed the winner at Goodison Park to con-
demn Reading to a seventh consecutive league defeat which lei i
them in the relegation zone for the first time this season.
Everton have 47 points, three more than Aston Villa wh
moved into fifth after a John Carew hat-trick sealed a4-1 han
mering of Newcastle United, who had led at halftime.
The title race resumes today with the Mancheste
derby at Old Trafford and Chelsea's home match again
Liverpool. Leaders Arsenal are not in action until Mond.
when they host Blackburn Rovers.
Sunderland improved their survival chances with a 2-0 hor
defeat of fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic while Birmingha
City edged out of the bottom three, above Reading, with a i
draw at West Ham United. who had Lee Bowyer sent off.
Improving Middlesbrough gave a debut to record sig
ing Afinso Alves as they beat Fulham 1-0, the Brazilit
striker coming on as a substitute in the second half.
Tottenham Hotspur beat bottom club Derby County 3
while Portsmouth moved into seventh place with a 1-0 win
Bolton Wanderers, their eighth away league victory court
of Lassana Diara's late strike and a great save from keeper Da-

While Villa and Everton appear set to scrap with Liverpo,
for fourth place, Newcastle are looking anxiously over the
shoulders after a dreadful collapse at Villa Park.
Looking for a first Premier League victory since befoi
Christmas and a first since Kevin Keegan returned as manage r
last month, Newcastle fell to pieces despite Michael Owen '
fourth-minute header giving them an interval lead.
Wilfied Bouma's deflected shot, his first goal for Villa, mat
it 1-1 and by the 51st minute the home side were in front wh i
Carew glanced in Ashley Young's comer.
The Norwegian striker punished more woef-
Newcastle defending after 72 minutes to nod in his set-
ond from Nicky Butt's panicky headed clearance and I.
completed his hat-trick with a power rful penalty aftt
Stephen Carr's rash handball.
l \ Necastle's cause was hampered by, keeper Shay Givie
limping oil with a groin injury sustained trying to keep o .t
Bounei \" hot for the first Villa goal.
\Vii h rnome ough games coming up and Newcastle just six
point ,iloe ihe drop zone in 13th place, Keegan now faces a
big task to avert a relegation battle.
"We played very well early on and did everything right,
we built a platform," Keegan told the BBC. "Sadly half-
time came and I'm baffled about what happened in the sec-
ond half. Their first goal was a hammer blow.
"We got bullied at the back in the second half and that's
what worries me. Some players fell short of what I would ex-
pect from a Newcastle player."
eager David Moves, who left striker Yakubu
Aiyegoenm out o0 the squad after he arrived back late from A fri-
can Nations Cup duty, was relieved after his side struggled
against Reading.
"I don't think we were fortunate but we had to grind it
out. I was a bit worried that we wouldn't score today. We
can and will play better than we did," Moyes told the BBC,
after his side opened up a four-point lead over city rivals

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Nevis cruise to 74-run

victory over Montserrat

By Adriel Richard

- Nevis continued their love
affair with the Stanford 20/20
Cup, when they coasted to a
74-run victory over
Montserrat on Friday in the
sixth match of the first round.


The Nevisians, choosing to
bat, reached the fourth highest
total in the brief history of the
competition of 185 for six from
their allocation of 20 overs, and
then dismissed the
Montserratians for 111 in 16.4
Montserrat never mounted
a significant challenge, after they
subsided to 59 for five in the
ninth over, as Trevor Semper's
35 from 20 balls was the top
score, and no other batsman
passed 20.
lan Byron was the most
successful Nevisian bowler with
three wickets for 21 runs from
2.4 overs.

Akito Willett supported
with two for 11 from his allot-
ment of four overs, and Trevier
Smithen caused the early dam-
age with two for 15 from four
Several Nevisian bats-
men got starts, but failed to
carry on. Joel Simmonds,
their captain and the man-of-
the-match led the way with
37, West Indies batsman
Runako Morton scored a
painstaking 36, Tonito
Willett hit 27, and Daynason
Browne got 22.
McPherson Meade was the
pick of the Montserratian
bowlers with two for 21 from
four overs.
Byron then made the early
breakthrough, after he started
quite strangely by running three
times to the wicket, and not de-
livering the ball.
When he did get it right,
it was superb, and he bowled
opener Lionel Baker with the
third ball of the innings for
a duck.
Smithen shared the new
ball with Byron, and gave
him steady support, when he
held a return catch to dismiss
Montserrat captain Davon
Williams for 14 in the fourth
ovei, and had opener
Dolston Tuitt stumped for
16 in his iext over the sixth
of the innings.
Montserrat were 34 for
three at this stage, and Meade
and Zhuan Sweeney carried
them past 50, but not far
enough, and not at a fast enough
Meade was caught behind
off Tonito Willett for nine in
the ninth over, and in the fol-
lowing over, Sweeney was
run-out for 16 when he failed
to beat Willett's throw from
backward point to the

Mark Stephney joined Sem-
per at the crease, and ensured
this was the best period of the
innings for Montserrat. when
they added 27 for the sixth
wicket, but the British depen-
dency lost their last five wick-
ets for 23 runs in the space of
2; balls.
Earlier, Nevis lost opener
Javia Liburd in the third over.
when he was caught at mid-off
for 10 off Lionel Baker.
But Tonito Willett
came to the wicket, and
played some attractive
strokes. He struck four
fours one a lovely, lan-
guid extra cover drive off
Baker and one six in a
purple patch for the
He added 56 for the second
wicket with Carlon Smithen,
whose knock contained three
fours and three sixes before it
was ended, when he was run-
out in the sixth over, and Willett
followed two balls later, when
Brian Stephney held a return
Simmonds joined Morton
and they put Nevis firmly on
track for a significant total,
when they added 70 for the

NEVIS (maximum 20 overs)
J. Liburd c Meade b Baker 10
C Smithen run-out (Baker) 36
T. Willett c & b B. Stephney 27
R. Morton Ibw b Meade 36
J. Simmonds c Baker b Meade 37
D. Browne run-out (Tuil) 22
A. Wllett not out 13
Extras: (lb-1, w-3. nb-1) 5
Total: (six wkis, 20 overs) 185
.Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-73. 3-74. 4-
Bowling: Baker 4-0-47-1. Semper 2-
0-30-0, B. Stephney 4-0-33-1. D.
Sweeney 2-0-21-0. Meade 4-0-21-2,
M. Stephney 4-0-32-0
MONTSERRAT (target: 186 runs
from 20 overs)
D. Tuitt stp. Simmonds
b T.Smithen 16

fourth wicket.
While Simmonds was
fluent and destructive,
Morton lacked the same
grace and struggled with his
timing before Meade gained
an lbw verdict to dismiss him
in the 15th over.
Simmonds followed in the
17th over, when he was caught
at long-on off Meade leaving
Daynason Browne and Akito
Willett to enjoy themselves in
a late flurry to keep Nevis in
the record books.
It also helped to keep
Nevis in the competition, and
they now face pre-tournament
favourites Jamaica next Satur-
day in the quarterfinals hoping
to reach the semifinals for the
second straight time.
The Montserratians
have come to the end of the
road in the Stanford 20/20
Cup which is a knockout
competition, featuring teams
from several Caribbean terri-
tories vying for a grand prize
of US$1 million.
Twenty teams are taking
part in the competition ini-
tiated by .Antigua-based,
Texan billionaire Sir Allen
Stanford two years.

L Baker b Byron 0
D. Williams c & b T.Smilhen 14
Z. Sweeney run-out IT. Willett) 16
M. Meade c wkpr Simmonds
bT. Willett 9
T. Semper run-out (A. Willett) 35
M. Stephney c C. Smithen b A.
Willett 9
D. Lane cC. Smithen b A. Willett 2
S. Burns not out 1
D. Sweeney b Byron 0
B. Stephney Ibw b Byron 1
Extras: (lb-1. w-5. nb-2) 8
Total: (all out, 16.4 overs) 111
Fall of wickets: 1-1,2-24. 3-34, 4-57,
5-59.6-86,7-109,8-109, 9-109.
Bowling: Byron 2.4-0-21-3. T.
Smithen 4-0-15-2, T. Willett 3-0-22-1,
A. Willett 4-0-11-2. Williams 2-0-22-0,
Browne 1-0-19-0.

Kaneria faces disciplinary action

DANISH Kaneria, the Pakistan leg-spinner, may land in
trouble after criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board's
policy on central contracts and the board's top officials
have referred his case to the disciplinary committee.
Nasim Ashraf, the PCB chairman, said the board has taken
notice of Kaneria's column on a website in which he questioned
the central contracts policy after being demoted to Category C
in the new list announced last month.
"We have a clear Code of Conduct and if Kaneria
is found guilty of violating it then he will face strict
punishment," Ashraf told the News. Kaneria, who has
played 51 Tests, wrote in his column that he was frus-
trated at being bracketed with players who have
played fewer matches than he, like newcomer Fawad
"I have played 51 Tests now and once I pass Abdul Qadir's
236 Test wickets, hopefully this year, I will then only have
the fast bowlers ahead of me Waqar Younis, Imran Khan and
Wasim Akram," he wrote. "I just feel that achievement deserves
a bit more respect. I am respected more when I play at Essex."
Ashraf said the board cannot overlook public criticism
of its policies by players contracted by it. Kaneria's case

would be discussed by the disciplinary committee later this
"We devised a transparent formula to evaluate the play-
ers," he said. "The players were promoted, demoted, dropped
or inducted (in the central contracts list) on the basis of that
He did speak on the Shoaib Akhtar saga, making it
clear that the fast bowler will only be able to win back
his place for the home series against Australia if he proves
his fitness in this month's Pentangular Cup.
"We don't care about stars or their celebrity status. For
us, the best player is one who is fit, in form and gives his best
for the team," Ashraf said. "As far as Shoaib is concerned, he
should know the only way to get back to the team is by justi-
fying his place and he can only do that by proving his form
and fitness in the Pentangular Cup."
Ashraf rejected the impression that Shoaib's refusal to sign
a retainership contract would block his re-entry to the Paki-
stan team.
"If he doesn't want to take the retainer, it's his deci-
sion. We won't stop him from playing for Pakistan on that
ground." (Cricinfo)

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France look dangerous every time they attack and Clerc
seals his hat-trick with a fine score just before the break.
(BBC Sport)

liver more trademark immaculate goal-kicking. He had a 100 per-
cent success rate at last year's World Cup and Six Nations.
Wales, sull on a high after last week's comeback win over
England. had dorrnated the first half but wasted several try-
scoring opportunities that enabled Scotland to stay within a:
point of them just after halftime.

When Wales coach %Warren Gailand threw on the experienced,
Llanelli Scarlets trio of Stephen Jones. Dwayne Peel and Mat-i
the% Rees. their fortunes began to improve.
Jones kicked Wales five points clear before Williams brushed
aside several Scottish challenges and touched down in the left'
corer Although the try was awarded, television replays ap-.
peared to show his foot was in touch.
Jones added the conversion and his penally made sure Scot-.
land %ere still searching for their firs win
Scotland await news on their captain Jason White, who \ ent
off in the first half with a hat looked like a head injury.
The action continues today when England travel to,
Rome to play Italy (1430 GMT).
England, still recovering from their shock 26-19 defeat by
Wales last weekend, have injury problems with centre Mike
Tindall, wing David Strettle, flanker Tom Rees, Lewis Moody
and prop Andrew Sheridan all absent. 5
They are boosted by news that captain Phil Vicker'.
should be fit to play after recovering from a calf problem.,
The World Cup finalists have a good record at the Stadio
Flaminio, having averaged 46 points a game in their four previ!
ous Six Nations visits. England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson is just
four points away from 1 000 for his country. 1
Italy have made one change to the starting line-up af
ter their 16-11 defeat by Ireland last week and coach Nick
Mallett has said they will need to improve on that showing
when "any reasonable team" would have put 40 points o,
them -~.-.------------..-. ..._.._

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Six Nations Cup rugby...

France survive

Irish fightback,

Wales beat Scots

By Sonia Oxley

LONDON, England (Reuters) Holders France survived a
late Irish fightback to beat them 26-21 and Wales were con-
vincing 30-15 winners over Scotland in the Six Nations
rugby yesterday.
Three first-half tries by wing Vincent Clerc and a second-
half try from Cedric Heymans had given France a 26-6 lead with
half an hour to go before Ireland began to claw their way back
into the match at the Stade de France.
A penailr tri followed swiftly by David Wallace's bundled-
ot er effon ga% e the Irish momentum in an exciting final 20 min-
Ireland flyhalf Ronan O'Gara missed a conversion be-
fore scoring a penalty that took his team to within five
points of the hosts with five minutes to go.
France snuffed out Ireland's late efforts and held on to re-
main unbeaten in this year's tournament after last week's 27-6
victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.
Wales also recorded a second successive win, helped by
wing Shane Williams who scored a try in either half against
Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.
Scotland's points all came from the boot of Chris Paterson,
who returned after being dropped to the bench last week to de-


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Khemraj hands over cheque for North Essequibo team

CRICKET commentator An-
thony Khemraj has made a
presentation of $100 000 to

the North Essequibo team
who emerged as champions
in the four-team Twenty20

cricket competition in
Essequibo last year.
Khemraj, a Berbician told

Thanks! North Essequibo representative Ravendra Madholall, left, receives the cheque
from Anthony Khemraj in the absence of regular skipper Ramesh Narine at the simple
handing-over ceremony in Georgetown. (Photo: Cullen-Bess Nelson)

The family of the late NORMA BRANDFORD
nee NOBLE (who died on January 11, 2008) would
like to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who
supported us during our recent bereavement.

Every prayer, call, visit, card, flower and kind word
received following the sad loss would be forever

Special thanks to the management and staff of the
West Demerara Regional Hospital and the Medical
Arts Hospital. We thank you most sincerely. May God
in His goodness continue to richly bless you all.

Gone in the flesh she may
But in our hearts she will always be

Inserted by her loving children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law,
sisters, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

May her soul rest in peace

Chronicle Sport that he regrets the
inconvenience caused for the late
payment of the cash but promised
in the future it will not occur while

he extended his gratitude to all who
made a contribution towards the
historic night at the Anna Regina
Community Centre.

The other three.
pating teams were
Essequibo, South Es..
and Pomeroon.


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overturned the decision
ta ., by CONCACAF presi-
de Jack Warner to suspend
tl locall association board
and replace it with an in-
terim committee.
Following Warner's deci-
sion last month, Dominica
Football Association president
Dexter Francis lodged a com-

plaint to the Independent
FIFA Ethics Committee
chaired by Lord Sebastien Coe.
The matter was referred
to FIFA's Members Associa-
tions Committee, who, after
hearing the case on Tuesday in
Zurich, said that it had dis-
cussed in detail Dominica's
case and recognized the demo-
cratically and rightfully elected
president, Dexter Francis, and
his board as being in charge of

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the interest of the football
family in Dominica and to
prove that they can work in the
best interest of football.
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would continue to closely moni-
tor the developments in the long
running dispute.
In an effort to solve the
feud in local football which
started last June, Warner
along with FIFA Development
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one-day visit to Dominica on
January 15 where they met
with various stakeholders.
Warner, also a FIFA vice-
president, suspended the entire
Board of Management led by
embattled president Francis and

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Olympic Committee president,
Rosanne Pringle.
Following Francis' com-
plaint to FIFA, a two-man del-
egation comprising Hugo
Salcedo and Urs Zanitti paid
a four-day, fact-finding visit to
the island where they held
extensive discussions with
the various stakeholders.
The case was then brought.
before FIFA.
As a step towards the heal-
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DFA president Dexter Francis
and the man he replaced, former
president Patrick John to Zurich
later this month.
At that meeting, the two
individuals are expected to
present their solutions on
how to overcome the impasse.

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ODAY I went to a seminar which focused on the
teachings of the marriage-counseling team of
Wayne and Mary Sotile. Most of the topics
covered in the seminar were interesting but one
particular topic that Wayne and Mary Sotile
cover in their book, Supercouple Syndrome: How
Overworked Couples Can Beat Stress Together, is keeping
love alive in a marriage. I found the topic very interesting
and as Valentine's Day looms I thought I would share with
you below tips on putting the love back into your marriage.
It's the new norm: One couple, two jobs, too much to do. The
results are abnormal levels of stress, fatigue and tension. The good
news. we've found, is that most overworked couples cope beauti-
fully. They get their kids to school on time. their work done and
dinner on the table, in spite of the fact that they have too much on
their plate.
The bad news is that the way many overburdened couples deal
with the demands can hurt their relationship. The very skills they
have perfected and used so well to handle their busy lives put ex-

ceptional stress and strain on their marriage. In time, they stop play-
ing, laughing and communicating with or even touching each other.
They tell themselves that this is the way most married couples
live, which is. unfortunately, accurate. So they put aside romance
and passion. settle lor a functional relationship, and live semi-mis-
erably ever after. They may stay together, but they don't stay in-
(Answer often, often enough, not enough. or rarely for each.)
1. How often do you show affection for each other?
2. How often do you laugh at each other's jokes?
3. How often do you say something nice to each other?
4. How often do you compliment you partner in front of others?
5. How often do you make love?
6. How often are you playful with each other?
7. How often do you look each other in the eyes while talking?
8. How often do you give each other a little surprise?
9. How often do you say "please" or "I'm sorry?"
Intimacy can be evaluated in many ways. As a psychologist
and a marriage-counselor team. we've worked with over 5.000
couples, in addition to leading workshops and giving lectures to
thousands more, and we have learned to measure intimacy by ask-
ing the questions above. There are no right or wrong answers.. But
if you're disappointed or dissatisfied with your answers, if you
wish more of them were often or often enough, then consider this a
sign that your marriage needs reviving.
People deal with stress in different ways. but chances are thai
you use one or more of very common strategies common because
they are so successful. For example., you may work harder ain
harder or faster and lfaster in order to gel everything done. Perhaps,
you're the type of person who can do two things at once. Soitn
people have enormous reserves of energy and stamina to call on
Others take charge and manage stressful situations by trying to con
trol others. You might in fact be a terrific manager of people.
One of the hallmark characteristics of exceptional copers is thi
capacity to go numb when stressed and keep on going. Because
they have so much to do and feel it's important to accomplish e\
ery little thing many great copers become easily frustrated. irri
table and sometimes hostile and cynical.
If you lead a busy life, you probably spend considerable timn
preoccupied 1witll your own anxieties, needs and wants. This cre
ates various forms of relationship narcissism. the tendency to b,
so preoccupied with the unending struggle to maintain control tha
you mismanage your relationships. It may show up in an attitude,
like this one:

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Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008


Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

P-s-e III

REGARDLESS of what ethnic
background today's Guyanese
come from, they have to ad-
mit to the success of the col-
lective labour and civilised
efforts of their forbearers,
non-white and European,
from the time of slavery,
indentureship,and immigra-
tion over centuries which led
to local development, and
what was once regarded as
the Garden City of
Georgetown, perhaps the
most beautiful city in the
Anglo-Caribbean .This suc-
cess remained largely intact
until the insane destruction
and race riots of the 1960's,
when Georgetown's pleas-
ant and influential commercial
area was almost completely lev-
eled to the ground by malicious
fires and vindictive negligence.
The entire collective efforts
of our Guyanese forbearers re-
ceived its first repercussive
blow in the 1960's when an exo-
dus of skilled and educated
Guyanese of every race began,
precisely because they could see
the beginning of an era where
the pursuit of Westernised edu-
cation and cultural values would
be opportunistically ridiculed,
and the glorification of unscien-
tific antique ethnic beliefs based
on superstition, rumour, sor-
cery, fatalistic Biblical
interpretations,and fanatical re-
ligious and racial superiority, all
of which helped foster and in-
fluence political factionalism,
unsound sensational opinions,
and thoughtless extremist ac-
tions displayed in present day

Yet other Guyanese of
older, earlier times, possessed
some important human quality
that is lacking from today's lo-
cal society which succeeded
theirs. That human quality.
would have to be idealism; the
daily excitement of being part of
something constructive,

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civilised, and bigger than oneself,
one's race, one's political party,
into which one dedicated one's
skills, labour and talents; all of
which, as insignificant as it may
seem, economically supported
most local lives, while also
building a society and nation.
One of the social attitudes
which prevented Guyanese
from seeing the beneficial quali-
ties of a past multi-racial gen-
eration, is the prejudice inher-
ited since Independence of sim-
ply seeing the 20th century
British Guiana period through

anti-colonial political eyes,
which ended up being blinded
by stereotypes that casually ig-
nored numerous methods of cre-
ativity and maintaining collec-
tive respect for the nation's
many characteristic achieve-
ments, which a new generation
seem to know little of, and no
longer seem to care about.
The idealism which first set
Guyana on the path to nation-
hood was largely created by
Westernised local resi-
dents ,from all ethnic
backgrounds,who liked to
boast and compare British
Guiana with other colonies in
the Empire. This was not un-
usual, since they made up a
"class" which by their men-
tal and physical labours
found the time and privacy to
think up and adopt construc-
tive methods of creating and
communicating unifying hu-
man and national values
among the labouring masses,
trades people, skilled work-
men, business people, profes-
sionals, police, Volunteer
Force, civil servants, etc, to be
maintained in the nation's
future. That dream may seem
faded, but its remembered re-
ality is a necessity worthy of
description here. Neverthe-
less certain colonial attitudes
should be understood first.
The British colonial pow-
ers in British Guiana cleverly
encouraged the idea of remain-
ing in one's ethnic culture, par-
ticularly among the masses of
East Indian immigrants distrib-
uted in rural areas as the main
labour force for sugar planta-

tions, threatened by the
unreliability of African planta-
tion labour after emancipation.
Because the British colonial
powers knew East Indians
brought with them a strong and
deeply imbedded religious cul-
ture, they let this suffice as a
legitimate reason not to pursue
the added theoretical and prac-
tical skills of Westernised edu-
cation and culture among their
coastal communities. Indeed
the entire local tradition of be-
lieving only in one's ethnic cul-
ture rather than a new modern
Guyanese culture created from
it, was conveniently cultivated
by British colonial powers in
Guiana, who, as Michael Swan

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reported in his book "British
Guiana", established the ex-
ample of superficial cordiality,
polite greetings, shaking hands
etc, with others of different
race, culture, and ethnicity,
then hurrying back to people of
their own race and ethnicity (or
of similar colour and physical
attributes) for genuine, or pref-
erable social intercourse and in-
timacy. This attitude was an
easy avoidance of the necessary
task of building a cohesive na-
tional modern culture, and it
was easily accepted by the ma-
jority of local ethnic communi-
ties because it placed little new
social expectations on them. It
is from this stagnant ethnic
pool that competing political
groups with racial/ethnic
loyalities would inflame their
followers, who now blame en-
tire races for acts done by spe-
cific members of a race, leading
to continual threats to the
society's stability in the
nation's future.
However, while British
colonials were finding ways to
express and disseminate their
social and ethnic exclusivity in
British Guiana, they were also
busy creating profoundly valu-
able ways of making the
Guyanese public proud of their


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nation's natural resources, geo-
graphical beauty, etc. For ex-
ample, the printing of multi-
tudes of British Guiana postage
stamps artistically depicting lo-
cal industries, rice and sugar
production, mining, local ship-
ping. housing. Amerindian
lifestyles. etc which daily re-
minded Guyanese of their col-
lective environment, helping
them to develop a sense of na-
tional pride, above ethnic pride.
The creation of the Transport
& Harbours Department, which
covered railways, shipping, and
buses, was one of the greatest,
if not the greatest public service
in British Guiana, and gave na-
tional and personal pride to its
uniformed workers who knew
they were a major asset to the
nation's sense of collective iden-
tity. In fact British Guiana was
one of the first places outside
of Europe to receive a train and
railway line in 1847, ten years
after the locomotive's invention
in 1837.
Apparently a few local
Scottish/Guyanese engineers
who tinkered with their own
scientific inventions inspired
this early granting of a rail-
way to British Guiana.

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It.was a egal, legitimately
getting tp own a copy of
'Georgetown Journal' by An-
drew Salltey for only G$500.
This valuable journal was on
offer at al ':losing down' sale
by Universal Book Store on
Water St*eet. What a blow,
what a lioss, that another
bookstore is closing its door.
SWhat shame that a capital
of books will now be serviced
by the re'niaining two book-
stores nanjely, Austin's Book
Service on! Church Street and
Michael Ford Bookshop on
Robb Street. There are many
reasons for the closure of Uni-
versal Book Store, but the main
culprit is tje inadequacy of our
copyright legislation..But that's
another issue; back to the jour-
: This book was there wait-
ing just foritie to own it: a trade
stamp on t.le flyleaf revealed
that it initially came from the
now defunpt S. P. C. K.
bookshop' at the corner of
Church and Carmichael Streets.

That once-thriving bookshop
was featured in the journal
When the author and Sam Selvon
made the rounds of bookstores
in Georgetown visiting the ones
at Bookers (now Guyana
Stores), Fogarty's where the
Rose Bud caf6 now stands, and
Michael Ford.
'Georgetown Journal' was
written by Andrew Salkey.
Salkey of Jamaican and
Trinidadian origins, was born in
Colon, Panama, educated in Ja-
maica and London, died in Mas-
sachusetts. The journal was
published in 1972 by
Trinidadian, John La Rose,
founder-publisher of New Bea-
con Books Limited, London. It
is 'a diary kept by the author
during a visit to Guyana be-
tween Sunday 15th February,
1970 and Sunday 1st March
In this book you would
find coverage of the two main
events of the day, namely the
Caribbean Writers and Artists
Convention and celebration to

My Own Georgetown

Journal: February 1970

Sto February 2008

mark Guyana, becoming a re-
public 'state.
The Caribbean Writers and
Artists Confvention which
opened on Tuesday February,
24, 1970 at Critchlow Labour
College was caught with prob-
lems from the beginning. There
was a rumout that there would
be a boycott ...if Mark
Longman, : Chairman of
Longman Publishing Group, ad-

dressed the gathering. Black
Pqwer was in:the air and
ASCRIA was holding a seminar
of Pan-Africanists and Black
Revolutionary Nationalists.
;!But the convention was
able to deliberate on its main
business preparing for a Car-
ibbean Arts Festival to be held
in 1971 or 1972. The result was
in effect CARIFESTA 1972,
staged in Guyana.
The convention was'in-
deed an august gathering, in-
cluding Aubrey Williams,
Miltdn Williams, Ivan Van
Sertima, Wilson Harris, An-
drewlSalkey, Sam Selvon,
Austin Clarke, V. S. Reid, Jan
Care, Edward Brathwaithe,
Earl Lovelace, 0. R.
Dathorne, Robin Ravelas (R.
Dobru), Beryl McBurnie,
Ka'l i Parboosingh, Ken
Corsbie, Donald Locke, Ray
Lunk,I Ron Savory, Philip
Mol'rel Henry Josiah, Sheik
Sadeek, A. J. Seymour, Mar-
tin Carter, Mitzie
To nshend, Jessica' Hunt-
ley ...
iAt he time of the conven-
tion, I was already into books,
especially Guyanese and Carib-
bean literature. I read avidly

duly becoming bookworm and
book collector; glorying in
weekly visits to the National
Library and the bookstores. And
I found money (perhaps appro-
priating bus fares, snack allow-
ances, depriving myself the deli-
cacies form Fahraaj at the cor-
ner of Main and the then
Murray Streets) to buy books.
But for all my interest in
literature, I was unaware of such
an important meeting of
recognized authors and artists
and publishers. I may have
missed the occasion due to poor
publicity which Ivan Van
Sertima vehemently complained
about at the poorly attended
second Edgar Mittelholzer Me-
morial Lecture given by Wilson
At the beginning of the
author's sojourn in Guyana, he
beginning of the journey from
Timehri Airport to Georgetown,
Salkey mentioned Zahra
Freeth's RUN SOFTLY,
DEMERARA, labelling it, a
'silly and hostile little travel
Just before the party
reached the city,you would find
some elucidating notes on Wil-
son Harris' ASCENT TO

OMAI, to be released later that
year. That discussion took place
as Harris with wife, Margaret,
Sam Selvon and Salkey were
passing through Albouystown,
the setting of the novel.
Arriving in Georgetown,
you would discover or re-dis-
cover, from the book, that the
National History and Arts
Council was set up in 1965, in-
corporating the History and
Culture Council, the Council of
the Arts and the History and
Culture Week Committees
founded by the previous admin-
You would also find Mar-
tin Carter singing, 'Where
have all the flowers gone' and
Austin Clarke in African
toga. You would learn about
soft water (that the author
was enjoying in Station
Street) and hard water in a
land of many waters where
we show scant regard for the
difference. Talking about wa-
ter, he mentioned a most re-
freshing local beverage,
Puma. Salkey also mentioned
local shoes to go on sale

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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,
SCarifesta 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

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My Own Georgetown ...
From page IV
shortly, Cheddi Jagan's revolutionary dress, the 'sports shirt', and the revolutionary dress
of the time, shirt jac and dashiki.
The book also afforded you a tour of Sheik Sadeek's home in Newtown and the home of Derek
Bicketon in Bel Air Springs. Bickerton is more known for DYNAMICS OF A CREOLE SYSTEM,
It would be useful to know that there was a discussion on establishing a local publishing house
among John La Rose, Sheik Sadeek, Henry Josiah, Michael Gilkes and Jocelyn Hubbard.
The main event of the book was the heralding of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on Mon-
day February 23, 1970. Find details of the official ceremony at the National Park the tattoo, the
twenty-one guns' salute, reveille.... Find also that that event was also marked by the performances of
'My Name is Slave' at the Theatre Guild and 'The Legend of Kaieteur' at Queen's College. A truly
symbolic gesture to the founding of the Republic was Mr. Forbes Burnham's visit to Plantation
Magdalenenburg, Berbice River, 'the place where the most significant Revolution is believed to have
started in 1763'.
I will mark this year's Republic commemoration quietly re-reading my copy of 'Georgetown

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:
Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is now available at bookstores,
Guyenterprise Ltd., Castellani House and from the editor. Inside this issue
there are two new literary competitions namely, 'Martin Carter Essay Prize'
and the 'Egbert Martin Poetry Prize'. Also inside this issue are features on
noise nuisance, the rudeness of being late, cricket for the visually impaired,
the impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music festival of British Guiana, an
introduction to weightlifting in Guyana, and the resuscitation of Theatre
Guild. The main feature is the story of archiving in Guyana. A section of this
magazine is devoted to news and literature from the Guy-aspora.

The Guyana Revenue Ai I 1 i i i is seeking a quali fied and experienced person to serve as a


Sound primary education with a valid driver's licence to drive catr/van.
Must have knowledge of mechanics, general maintenance and minor repairs to motor
vehicles, with no less than 5 years experience as a driver/mechanic.

The successful applicant will be attached to the Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources
Division, but may be assigned other duties by the Transportation Supervisor.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later than February
11,2008 to the:
The Commissioner-General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets

ing a prior history of cavities.
Researchers found more
than half the study group,
that is 53 percent, had
cotinine levels indicating
secondhand exposure. They
reported, however, the
association between
cotinine levels and cavities
was not as statistically
significant in children's
permanent teeth.
Passive smoking is known
to cause many health problems
in kids and some are related to
cavities. It is probably not that
cotinine in and of itself in your
blood is causing cavities. In-
stead, secondhand smoke might
cause children to breathe

The Dentist Advises

through their mouths more, cre-
ating dry mouth. Saliva pro-
tects the teeth from decay so
dry mouth could increase the
risk of cavities. Secondhand
smoke exposure also might sup-
press children's immune sys-
tems, making them more vulner-
able to illness, even oral health
Although the study looked
at blood levels of cotinine, the
measurements did not indicate
how often household members
surrounding the child were
smoking. It is difficult to con-
nect that to how many ciga-
rettes Mom is smoking. How-
ever, this is one more piece of
evidence that passive smoking
harms children.
Smoking is likely concen-
trated in people of less educa-
tion and less affluence. The sec-
ondhand smoke link to
children's cavities often reflects
the association of poverty to

children's oral health problems,
although obviously wealth is
not necessarily directly con-
nected to oral health. This is an-
other nail in the coffin for people
not to smoke around children.
But strangely, you would think
that adult smokers would have
more cavities than nonsmokers,
but they statistics show that
they do not.
Tooth decay is the most
common childhood disease in
Guyana, running up annual
treatment costs of about two
million US dollars. While
this disease has declined
dramatically over the last 20
years, it still remains a
major public health problem
for children, especially from
low-income families.
Nonetheless, parents who
smoke must realize that it
has been proven that their
habit can contribute to their
child's dental problem.

I.4 Georgetown Public Hospital Corporaotion

1.Tenders are invited from suitable, qualified persons lor the supply of the following
itemssei vices to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporallon


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

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the Georgetown
Public Huopiiai Coriporation N-w Market Street, from 09:00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday
upon receipt int a non-retundable fee of $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 left 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 taterthan 09:00h, on
Tuesday 19th February, 2008.

5.Tenders will be opened immediately after the 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
insiuranre 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 accept the lowest or any

Michael H Khan
Chief Executive Officer

2/8/2008, 5.18 PM

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A street in downtown Georgetown in the 1920's during the beginning of local idealism.

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Extension Department Office days

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

2 Friday Anna Regina office 77,1-4158

3 Monday Crane office 254-0355

Wednesday NC, Enrterprise (Leguan) 260-0710

Wednesday NDC, San Souci (Wakenaam) 774-5060

Wednesday Vergenoegen Coop Rice Mill 260-2599
4 Friday Cane Girove NDC -654-5810

5 Tuesday MMA/ADA Onverwagt 328-2604 or 328-2291

Thursday Rice Research Station (Burma 221-2646



GRDB Sub-Station (Lesbeholden, 6

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.

Benab (#63 Village)


38-2879 or 335-3318


Among all the beautiful local ships of the T & H D. a few
of which are still running, the grey "ORANGESTAD" which
plied the Essequiho coast and islands, was a bastion of local
pride for all travelers, young and adult. Named after the origi-
nal founder of (uyana, the 16th century William 1, Prince of
Orange in the Netherlands, it was obvious that its crew of de-
cent, quiet local sailors, always in their round hats with the
T& H D logo. and their denim tunics with white borders, knei
the significance of the ship's name, and passengers admired
the clean deck and cabins of this little ship that bounced across
the Essequibo at lightning speed. Similarly the famous large
yellow/orange buses fostered Guyanese pride in what belonged
collectively to the nation.
One of the reasons for the post-Independence decline of the
benefits of westernised education and culture in Guyana derives
from an excessive interest in what the expatriate colonial class did.
rather than grasping the knowledge and skills contained in the lit-
erature and practical skills locally available from Westernised and
other societies. Paying excessive attention to the colonial master's
lifestyle, or anyone else's, became a favourite Guyanese pastime
(and still is) and also a waste of precious time, which could be spent
on acquiring knowledge and skills in preparation for employment
and self-employment. It is safe to say that Guyanese of those de-
cades prior to Independence were more contented. even though
their nation was far less wealthy than today ,because they were
possessed of an idealism that sought to create more locally FROM
THEMSELVES, rather than simply live by an import /export
economy. For example, those who were not estate workers, civil
servants, professionals, or staff in the civil service and commercial
businesses, created personal income by providing what was spe-
cial to Guyanese because it came from our collective cultural heri-
tages; cuisine like rice and potato black pudding
to crab-backs (almost forgotten today), others were stylish tai-
lors, shirt and dress makers who could hardly keep up with tht
demand from clientele who were civil-servants, bank staff, profes
signals, business people etc; others made a living just by keeping
constant house fetes where the most pleasurable social atmosphere
prevailed, created by the best international Romantic Pop music t(
be had; others specialised in sophisticated local instrumental an(
jazz sounds, brilliant decorative crafts like pottery and furniture
among other skills. They made themselves a vital necessity and plea
sure to their society. They also came from everywhere, not jus
the capital. The inspiration and meaning behind all this was the
acceptance and motivation of westernised education and culture ii
their lives.
That role of Westernised education and culture was no
based on only being taught by expatriate Westerners ii
Guyana, but most of all by personally seeking out and payin
attention to the best old and new literature and accumulate(
cultural knowledge the West had to offer.


Applications are invited from individuals who are interested
in tilling the following vacant positions:

(a) H.O.D Business Education
(b) H.O.D Computer Science
(c) H.O.D Modern Languages
(d) H.O.D English Language
(e) H.O.D-Science
(f) Teacher- Physics
(g) -Chemistry
(h) Industrial Arts
(i) Modern Languages
(j) Allied Arts
(k) Computer Science

Applicants must present the following documents for
consideration for an interview:


Written application
Two (2) recent testimonials
One (1) passport size photograph
Recent police clearance
All relevant qualifications you may possess

All interested persons are invited to make contact with
the Queen's College General Office Staff at
Queen's College, Camp and Thomas Roads
before Tuesday, February 12, 2008 as the closing date
will be Wednesday, February 13, 2008.

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Sunday Chronicle February 10. 2008


Region -



Tel #

Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008 Pa2e VII

Inconsistency in sentencing policy ?

Rapist jailed for 28

years in '92, gets

13 years on appeal

WHAT some lawyers regard
as inconsistency in sentenc-
ing policy appeared evident in
1992, when the Guyana Court
of Appeal reduced by 13 years
a 28-year prison sentence
imposed on Michael Adams
for raping his 60-year old
mother-in-law in 1987.
At the time, defence Coun-

meted out to offenders in simi-
lar fact cases.
Recently, with rare excep-
tions, some rape accused have
been let off with a bond and oth-
ers with lenient punishments.
It may be recalled, that one
judge ( a woman ) told a con-
victed rapist that if she had the
authority, she would order that

garded the circumstances of the
case as sordid.
,For in handing down his de-
cision, Justice of Appeal Cecil
Kennard, President of the
Court, told Adams, "You have
committed a despicable act on
your mother-in-law. Society is
getting very sick. You did not
respect the woman".

fiPH II By George Barclay

sel Peter Britton, S.C., blamed.
the allegedly excessive sentence
to the absence of a sentencing
policy, while others saw the 28
years prison term for rapists as
a step in the right direction.
The Court of appeal that
reduced the 28-year prison sen-
tence imposed by Criminal As-
size judge. Lennox Perr.y, was
constituted by Justices of Ap-
peal Cecil Kennard, Mr.
Maurice Churaman and Ms
Desiree Bernard, as she then
While the appeal by Adams
against conviction and sentence
was dismissed, the Appellate
Court, in reducing the term of
imprisonment, held that the
rape sentence was excessive.
Since then, some legal pun-
dits, including Justice Bovell-
Drakes and Justice Jainarayan
Singh, have been clamouring for
a sentencing policy in relation to
certain offences, so as to ensure
that a standard punishment is

he be castrated. A retrial was
ordered by the appellate court
for that particular accused who
was freed at his re-trial after his
niece, whom he had allegedly
raped, refused to testify against
In the appeal in relation to
rapist Michael Adams, who got
15 years, defence lawyer -Mr.
Peter Britton, S.C., had been
asking for a complete acquittal,
based on, among other things,
the admission of hearsay evi-
dence and misdirection on the"
part of the trial judge.
But the appellate Court,
after hearing arguments
from Mr. Britton and coun-
sel for the State, Mr. Ian
Chang, agreed that although
the trial judge had erred, the
error was not fatal. The ap-
peal was dismissed.
Despite the apparent sym-
pathetic stand by the Appellate
Court in the Adams case, that
Court, by its utterances, re-

The Court of Appeal had
heard submissions by counsel
for the appellant Mr. Peter
Britton, S.C.and Mr. Ian Chang,
acting Director of Public Pros-
ecutions, who represented the
Adams, of Hague, West
Coast, Demerara, committed the
act on October 22, 1987, and
was convicted and sentenced on
May 8. 1992, by Justice
Lennox Perry. He was con-
victed by the jury.
He appealed on the grounds
that there was no medical evi-
dence to prove the woman was
sexually assaulted and that the
conviction and sentence were
'severe. Further, that the trial
judge wrongly admitted into
evidence statements which were
allegedly made by two children,
Veronica and Diana, who were
not called as witnesses.
Other grounds alleged that
the trial judge-admitted the evi-
dence of the witness Victor

West, but failed to render to the
jury any assistance whatsoever
as to the use to which they may
put such evidence and such a
non-direction was tantamount to
a misdirection which deprived
the appellant of a chance of ac-
Further, the trial judge
failed to assist the jury ad-
equately or at all with re-
spect to the drawing of infer-
ences regarding the condition
and non-production of the
panties and other clothing of
the virtual complainant.
In his submission, Mr.
Britton had urged the Appellate,
Court to suggest a range of sen-
tencing since there is no serious
sentencing policy in the coun-
He pointed out the dispar-
ity in sentencing and submitted
that the appellant's sentence

was unduly severe.
In his response, Mr. Chang
conceded that he too felt that
the sentence was excessive but
added that the questioning of
sceiencing should be left to the
rial judge's discretion.
In handing down decision,
Justice Kennard referred to the
prosecution's case. slating that
on the day of the incident, the
woman visited Adam's home
where she requested that her
four grandchildren spend the
Diwali holidays with her.
The woman testified that
she was in the living room when
Adams pushed her in the bed-
room where he proceeded to
have sex with her against her
She also claimed that
Veronica her grand-daughter
said "Papa wha yeh doing to
Nani deh?" and Adams or-
dered the child to go down-
stairs. The other grand-
daughter, Diana arrived
shortly after and told her fa-
ther the police were coming..
The woman testified that
when Adams heard that he rolled
off of her and put on his un-
dergarment before hiding in the
attic of the house.
A next door neighbour had
also testified that he heard the
woman shouting, Michael you
deh wid me daughter and now
Syou want to deh wid me too."
He also said, that he left and re-
ported the matter to the police
who arrived in time to find the
accused hiding in the attic. ,
Justice Kennard noted that

Adam's defence was that the
woman's story was a fabrica-
tion. He (appellant) had con-
tended that he and the woman
had an argument because she
wanted the' grand-children to
spend the holidays with her.
However. Justice of Appeal
Kennard observed that the trial
judge ought to have given spe-
cial instructions regarding what
the woman testified the chil-
dren said. He added that the
trial judge should have warned
the jury to approach the
woman's evidence with caution
as she may have wanted to em-
bellish her story.
The court found that a voir
dire ( a trial within a trial) was
not necessary and that the en-
tire question was about the cred-
ibility of the woman.
Justice of Appeal Kennard
also noted that the trial judge
had told the jury if they had
any doubts as to the woman's
story; they should acquit the ac-
Deeming the sentence
"manifestly excessive" Justice
Kennard observed that Adams
was a first offender and that no
weapon was used.
Justice Churaman also
said he agreed with the lesser
sentence pointing out that
the criticisms-leveled at the
trial judge's summing up
were not fatal to the convic-
tion. The jury, he said, "no
doubt came to the realistic
conclusion that the
appellant's defence of fabri-
cation was a tissue of lies.

TEL: 225-4475/22 6 3 24 3-9



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

Deputy Principal

Application and Resume to be made in duplicate and must be accompanied by (2) recent
Pa" p,> i, -. c, l'l ,,'i1 -11Jph11

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

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan clearly indicating
his/her vision for the Institution over a two to four- year period.

Applications must be sent to the Human Resources Manager, Ministry of Education
2 1,Brickdam, to reach her on 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.

2/8/2008, 5:16 PM



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill a vacancy for Graduate
Headteacher at the New Diamond Secondary School. East Bank Demerara, Region 4.

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 School to develop an understanding and
appreciation for the current state of the school and for its future growth and development.

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan clearly indicating his her
vision for the Institutionovera two to four-year period.

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

Late applications will not be considered.

NB: Copies ofthe Application Form can be uplifted from the if iman Resources Manager.
Ministry of Education.


Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

Page VII

Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008





Tobacco could kill up to a
billion people during the 21st
century, as cigarette sales
soar in poor and middle-
income countries even as
they drop in wealthier ones,
says a report issued Thursday
by the World Health
The report. financed by
Mayor Michael R. Bloomherg's
foundation, suggests a six-point
program for fighting the tobacco
industry's influence.
"The W.H.O. is described
by the tobacco industry as its
biggest enemy," Dr. Margaret
Chan, the organization's director
general, said at a news
conference introducing the

,,report. "Today, we intend to
enhance that reputation."
Nicknamed Mpower and
based on a partly successful
program for fighting drug-
resistant tuberculosis, the
report suggests raising cigarette
taxes, banning smoking in public
places, enforcing laws against
giving or advertising tobacco to
children, monitoring tobacco
use, warning people about the
dangers and offering free or
inexpensive help to smokers
trying to quit.
The report, to which
Bloomberg Philanthropies
contributed US$2 million, is the
first to compile global data on
how many smokers or tobacco

chewers each country has, how
much they pay in tobacco taxes.
and how antismoking efforts are
Among its conclusions:
poor and middle-income
countries collect 5,000 times
as much in tax revenue from
tobacco as they spend in
fighting its use. Only 5
percent of the world has no-
smoking laws like those in
New York City. Uruguay does
more than any other country
to reduce smoking.
Mayor Bloomberg, who is
well known for his antipathy to
smoking, said in presenting the
report that it would be re-issued
annually and would grade

the most widely Ot

Frii- r circulated newspaper \

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Applications are invited from suitably quhlifid persons to fill a vacancy for
Principal at the Linden Technical Institut-- Region 10.

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

2) Interested applicants would need to visit the Institute to
develop an understanding anl1 appreciation of ,the culture,
performance output and current status of the Institution.

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan
clearly indicating his / her vision foj the Institution over a two to
four-year period.

3) Applications must be sent to the Human Resources
Manager, Ministry of Education |21, Brickdam to reach
her'on.or before February 15, 20 8.

4) Late applications will not be consi ered.

NB: Copies of the Job Descriptiln and Job Specifications can be
uplifted from the Institute or the Human Resources Officer- MoE.

Ministry ofEducation

countries. "The United States
would get a C or D," he said,
New York, an A or a B.
His statement puts him at
odds with W.H.O. The agency
has traditionally been cautious
about offending members, and in
interviews, officials from its
Tobacco Free Initiative
specifically said countries would
not be graded.
Perhaps the oddest aspect was
that the report itself was presented
as if it were a campaign for menthol
cigarettes, full of pictures of happy
children and mottos like "fresh and
alive." It even came with what
appeared to be a pack of Mpower-
brand cigarettes, with a cheerful blue
bubbles logo and a mock warning
on the box which actually
contained a pad and pens.
That also seemed'to fly in
the face of the sort of harsh ads
that Mayor Bloomberg
endorsed, like those showing
dying smokers croaking through
tracheotomy tubes.
After the. presentation,
officials hastened to explain
that the "cigarette pack" was
not meant for the public, but to
catch the eyes of health and
finance ministers in poor
"We're co-opting the
tobacco industry's branding
strategies to capture the
attention of government
officials," said Sandra
Mullin, a spokeswoman for
the World Lung Foundation,
which contributed to the
report. "We want to show that
they don't own those mottos
- freshness and fun and
health." (New York Times)

Acupuncture 'boosts

IVF chances'
(BBC News) Acupuncture may increase the success rates of
fertility treatment, according to a study.
The Dutch and US research, published in the British Medical
Journal, found for every 10 IVF cycles with acupuncture. there
would be one extra pregnancy.
However, the study, which looked-at more than 1.300 women.
hinted that patients at European clinics might not benefit as strongly.
A UK alternative medicine expert.said he was not convinced
by the results.
Approximately 10% to 15% of British couples have difficulty
conceiving at some point in their lives and look for specialist fertil-
ity treatment.
IVF involves fertilising the egg with sperm outside the woman's
body then putting the resulting embryo back into the womb.
Some couples face repeated expensive attempts to achieve a
Acupuncture has been used for centuries in China to regulate
female fertility, and in recent' years, scientists have been looking at
whether it could boost IVF chafices.
Studies have been mixed, with some showing benefits, and some
even showing a reduced chance of conceiving.
The latest research, from the VU University in Amsterdam and
the University of Maryland School of Medicine, combined the rel
suits of seven trials involving 1,366 womeh in an attempt to pro-
vide a clearer picture of the benefits..
They found that, looking at all the research together, women
who underwent acupuncture were 65% more likely to have a suc-
cessful embryo transfer compared with those who underwent a
"sham" version of the treatment, or no extra treatment at all.
In real terms, this wouldjmean that for every 10 women receiving
acupuncture, there would be one extra successful embryo transfer.
However, many of the studies were conducted in Chinese clin-
ics which had a low.r pregnancy rate than the average European
When only the three studies reaching this average success in
28% of IVF cycles Wvre included, a different picture emerged.
Here, there was no evidence of any extra benefit from acupunc-
ture, suggesting that offering the treatment in Europe might not of-
fer as great, or any, increases in success rates.
In addition, a leading researcher into alternative treatments, Pro-
fessor Edzard Ernst, from the Peninsula Medical School in Ply-
mouth said he Was dubious about the reliability of the acupuncture
He said: "On the face of it, these results sound fantastic. I
would, however, be very cautious as much of the observed effect
could be due to a placebo response.
"IVF may not seem to be. "placebo-prone" but it probably
is: if women expect it to be helpful they are more relaxed
which, in turn, would affect pregnancy rates."

Page 8 & 21.p65


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

Regional Eddcation Officer
(Region 1)

SEducation Officer I
*Georgetown -giriculture & Home Economics
.Region 1 Nursery & Secondary
*Region 8 Nursery & Primary

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

Applications on Public Service Comnission No.3I forms should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26 Brickdam, Stabroek

Closing date is February 15, 2008.


uNdAy INA ChroncleebruayS10E2008PaNT (E GISH

Responses to last week.
Exercise 1
1. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
2. Charity begins at home.
3. Look before you leap.
4. A stitch in time saves nine.
5. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
6. Every cloud has a silver lining.
7. Honesty is the best policy.
8. Necessity is the mother of invention.
9. It 's never too late to learn
10. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

S.(b) live within your means.
2.(a) birds of a feather flock together.
3.(e) don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
4.(a) empty barrel makes the most noise.
5.(d) when things seem gloomy there is always hope.

1.(c) Africa 3.(c) encouraged to go to the West Indies
2.(c) when they were separated from their families 4.(b) dead
5.(b) all slaves were captured.

Exercise 3
1. drunk
2. understand
3. famous
4. hate

Exercise 4
1. sudden
2. unwilling

5. show

7. sad

4. try

6. inside

8. pierce

3. forbidden 5. smell

Air traffic Controller instructs aeroplane pilots for take off and landing.
Announcer introduces radio and television programmes.
Architect designs buildings and supervise their erection.
Chauffeur employed to drive private motor car.
Chef an expert male cook.
Clothier sells various articles of clothes.
Confectioner makes and sells sweets.
Cutler makes knives, forks, and scissors
Detective investigate crimes
Florist grows and sells flowers.
Herbalist sells herbs and herbal remedies.
Horticulturalist grows flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Ironmonger sells tools, nails, screws, etc.
Jockey rides horses in races as a profession.
Journalist writes articles for newspapers journals etc
Librarian one in charge of a library.
Matron a woman in charge of the nursing staff in a hospital.
Milliner makes and sells ladies hats.
Novelist writes novels.
Optician makes and sells spectacles, test eye sight.
Pharmacist sells medicines, pills, ointments
Poulterer sells ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
Referee sees the rules are obeyed in football, netball, etc.
Sculptor carves or models figures in stones, marble, etc.
Stationer sells writing paper, envelopes, post cards, etc.
Stevedore loads and unloads ships.
Surgeon performs surgical operations.
Tailor makes clothes especially for men.
Undertaker arranges and manages funerals.

Exercise 1
Put in the missing Occupation using these words.
Confectioner florist architect tailor sculptor artist

1. The has finished drawing the plan of the house.
2. Joel has gone to the to be measured for a new suit.
3. The flowers for the wedding were supplied by the
4. Here is the largest Statue the has made.
5. The sells sweets and chocolates.

Exercise 2
Choose words to replace words in bold type.
Author survivors postponed revolved drought famine

A great shortage of rain has ruined the crops.
The blade of the fan turned round and round.

3. Of the five passengers in the car accident there were only two who remained alive.
4. I received a copy of the book of stories from the man who wrote it.
5. Owing to the rainy weather the cricket had to be put off to a later date.

Study the Table of Contents carefully then answer the question.

Which topic begins at page 15?
Planet Earth
Understanding Out Planet
How we use land and water

2. Which pages would you read to find out about the canning of Banga Mary?
(a) 36 -43 (b) 43 -56 (c) 43 -67 (d) 72 -78

3. From which topic would you find information on water transportation?
(a) 4 (b)3 (c)2 (d) 1

4. Where would you find a definition of a special words used in the text book?
(a) Acknowledgement (b) Contents (c) Glossary
(d) Index

5. How many pages are there in Chapter Three?
(a) 7 (b)8 (c) 35

(d) 56

Eavesdropper listens to other people's conversations.
Emigrant leaves his own country to settle in another.
Immigrant comes into a country and makes his home there.
Impostor tries to make people think that he is somebody else.
Optimist always looks on the bright side of life.
Pessimist always looks on the gloomy side of life.
Scapegoat is made to take the blame for the misdoings of others.
Stowaway hides in a ship or plane to avoid paying the fare.
Vegetarian eats no meat; has fruits, vegetables.
Wiseacre claims to know everything.

Exercise 3
Use one word from the list above to describe each of the following.
1. A man who thinks he knows the answer to every question.
2. A person who is made to take the blame for a wrong done by another.
3. A person who listens to other people's conversations.
4. A person who believes that every cloud has a silver lining.
5. A man who goes about posing as a famous person.

Exercise 4
Use one word from the list above to complete each sentence.
1. Being a born __ Randy could not help taking a gloomy view of the matter.
2. The was discovered hiding in a hold of the ship.
3. The waved farewell to his relatives as his ship drew away from the quay.
4. Finding meat injurious to his health, he decided to become a
5. The was caught in the acl of listening behind the manager's door.

Until next week. Please keep on reviewing your work.
Speak quietly and courteously. for quiet speech is a mark of refinement.

Contents Page

1. Planet Earth 1

2. Understanding Our Planet 15

3. How we use Land and Water 35

4. Forest and Fishes 43

5. Mines and Factories 57

6. The Caricom Family 68

Glossary 72

Index 78

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Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

Page IX

Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

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Responses to last week.

Exercise 1

Cost Selling Price Profit or Amt. of
Price $ Loss Profit or
$ $ Loss $
20 16 Loss 4
310 335 Profit 25
525 3500 Profit 2975
1 570 1 420 Loss 150
18005 18 550 Profit 545


Number lto 4

parts out of the 7 or 5/7.
A share = 2/7 x 280/1 B share = 5/7 x 280/1
= $80.00 = $200.00
eg: ii) Two men together weigh 130 kg. If their weights are in the ratio of 4:6. Find
the weight of the heavier man.
Ratio= 4:6
Weight of heavier man = 6/10 x 130/1 kg
Exercise 3
1. If 336 oranges are shared between two persons, Jane and Harry, in the ratio of 3:4.
How many oranges does Harry receive?

2 Share 672 apples between two women in the ratio of 9:7. How many will each re-

3. Three men together weigh 504 kg. If their weights are in the ratio of 6:8:10. Find the
weight of the heaviest man.
4. The distance around a rectangular field is 880 metres If the length is to the breadth
as 7:4. Find the breadth of the field.

5. Divide a line 128 metres into two parts in the ratio of 3:5; What is the length of each

Cost Price Selling Profit or Amt. Profit %ageProfit part?

: Price Loss or Loss or Loss Simple Proportion
Study the examples carefully:
$50.00 $40.00 Loss $10.00 26% "*, egl:
S$50.00 $40.00 Loss $100 2% If 10 oranges cost $100.00, what is the cost of I orange?
$100.00 $125.00 Profit $25.00 25% 10 orangescos 100.00
I orange costs $100.00 -10,t
$550.00 $500.00 Loss $50.00 9:09% $10.00
$10 000.00 $10500.00 Profit $500.00 If dozen sheets of cardboard costs$960.00. Find the cost of 7
_' _.. _._ sheets. .- ', :;
12 sheets of cardboard cost =$960.00
sheet costs = $960.00 -12
(5). 12% (6). 16.6% = $80.00
E 'Then 7 sheets will cost .=$80.00 x 7
Siercise = $560.00
1. $20.00 3.$13500.00 5. $210 000.00 ,
1 $320.00 4.$14000.00 NB: Please write short statements to show your working.

This week we will begin with some questions. Exercise 4
The following questions are based on last week's lesson. 1. If 10 mangoes cost $200.00, what is the cost of 1 mango?
-. The cost of 5 metres of cotton is $2 500.00, What is the cost of 12 metres of cotton?
Exercise 1. : , 3. Mom bought half a dozen note books for $720.00. Later she had to buy 3 more books,
1. Find the rate of interest if $6 000.00 is paid on $48 000 in 6 years. ow much would these cost her?
2 At what rate percent will $25 000.00 yield on interest of $625.00 in 5 years. 4. The cost of 10 kg of flour is $2 760.00. How much will I have to pay for 17 kg of
3: In how many years will $240 000.00gain an interest of $16 800.00 at 7%. c flour?
4, Find the time in which $80 000.00 will yield an interest of $3 000.00 at 7 V 4pert 5. 12 metres'ofplastic cost $2 820.00 How much will I have to pay for 9 metres of he
annum. ; same plastic?
S: 5. : In how many years wdl $45 000.00 gain an iterst of$5 400.00 at 2%per annum
: To nd lhe ;, :, : Let us observe this other example.
o find the Principal eg 1. If 8 men take 5 days to construct a driveway to the school, how
many days will it take 10 men?
8 men construct driveway in 5 days
S1 man will take (8 5) days to construct same driveway
P = .S x 100 Then 10 men will take (8x5) days to construct same
T ] driveway.
= 40/10 days
= 4.days

eg: What principal will gain $750.00 in 5 years at 5% pa?
P 10Ox I
=100x750 =$3000.00


Exercise 2
1. What principal will yield $3 600.00 as interest in 6 years at 3% per annum?
2. How much money should I deposit in order to yield an interest of $4 900.00 at 5% per
3. How much Peter deposit in the bank to gain an interest of $10 0000.00 in 10 years at 4%
per annum?
4. Find the sum of money which will amount to $700 000.00 in 6 years at 7% per annum.
5. What principal will gain $75 000.00 in 5 years at 10% per annum?

Proportional Division
eg: i) Divide $280.00 between A and B in the ratio 2:5.
This means that the whole has 7 parts. A gets 2 parts out of the 7 or 2/7 and B gets 5

Observe carefully the time taken by 9 men, 1 man then 10 men.
Why is it that 10 men will take less time to construct the driveway?

Exercise 5
1. If 3 pupils take 20 minutes to sweep the tarmac. How long will 1 pupil take to sweep
the same tarmac?
2 If 6 men take 4 days to complete a job. How long will 1 one man takes to complete
the same job?
3. 8 men took 5 days to build a fence. How many days will 5 men take to build th
same fence?
4. If 8 men complete a task in 12 days. How many men will be required to complete th
same task in 8 days?
5. Mark walks 10 metres in 5 minutes. How many metres will he walk in 12 minutes a
the same pace?

Continue working more exercises on your own. Remember, "Practice makes perfect".

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Management Strategy at Work


Guyana is in the process of
developing a management
strategy to protect wetlands
in Guyana through an initia-
tive called the Wetlands
Project. It began in 2003, five
years ago, and is funded by
the Darwin Initiative.
The first phase of the Wet-
lands Project commenced in
September 2003, under the
theme Sustainable Management
of the Rupununi: "linking
biodiversity and people". This
phase was intended to transfer
research and management tech-
niques and technology through
training of local counterparts.
As part of the first phase of
the Wetlands Project, habitats of
the North Rupununi were also
classified, their locations
mapped and land use identified.
This was done using remote
sensing and GIS data with the
aim of developing monitoring
Other research conducted
during the Project included
surveys of habitat quality and
key species distribution in
the selected areas. The data
gathered allowed researchers
to determine the effects of
land use changes and to de-

velop management plans for
the various ecosystems.
The Project brought to-
gether a range of institutions
both in Guyana and the United
Kingdom. These included The
Royal Holloway University of
London, the Wildfowl and Wet-
lands Trust, the
Open University, the
Iwokrama International Centre,
the North Rupununi District
Development Board (NRDDB),
the University of Guyana and
the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).
The Project was managed
locally by the Iwokrama Centre
and implemented by an eleven
(11) member Wetlands Team.
This team included four biolo-
gists from Iwokrama and the
EPA, a University of Guyana
lecturer, two Iwokrama Forest
Rangers, and four Field Re-
searchers from North Rupununi
A series of training sessions
were conducted for Project staff
in January 2004, after which
thirty-one (31) sites were iden-
tified for monitoring over the
next two and a half years. This
training equipped the Wetland
Team with skills to effectively
monitor the process which was
started in March 2004.
The data collected include


weather, water depth, bank veg-
etation and land use activities,
to name a few. Species surveys
were also conducted, focusing
on birds within the water lIody,
caiman, fish, giant river otters
and any other incidental obser-
A cultural component was
added to the monitoring ac-
tivities in 2005, with a review
of local resource use in the 15
communities of the North
Rupununi. These sessions
were followed by community
visits and consultations, col-
lecting information on a
range of wetland related live-
lihoods and social indicators.
One of the documents de-.
veloped at the end of this
project was the "State of the
North Rupununi Wetlands Re-
port 2006". Findings indicate
that the ecological functions of
the North Rupununi wetlands
are being performed in a man-
ner that is expected for the dif-
ferent water body types and
confirmed that communities of
the North Rupununi are heavily
reliant on natural wetland re-
sources for their livelihood and
social functions.
It was realized that there is
significant potential for improv-
ing the livelihood and social
functions of the North

The focus of this project is
to significantly increase the
scale of capacity building for
adaptive management within
Guyana while assessing the im-
pacts of the first phase.
This would be accomplished
by the development of the fol-
lowing project outputs:-
Community wetland
monitoring Course.
Officer Course.
Wetland biodiversity
primary school teacher and stu-
dent packs.
Sustainable manage-
ment of wetland biodiversity
university postgraduate course.
NRAMP Impact As-
sessment Report.
Rupununi Wetlands
Comm u n i t y
ecotourism pack.
Wetlands Centre /
Wetlands Mobile Exhibit.
End of project Work-

All outputs are expected.to

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Ke Responsibilities

SMaintain accurate daily log on activities

-Arrange and monitor work schedules of staff

Arrange the purchasing of supplies

Be part of the care plan team and ensure that activities for the
children are in keeping with the care plan

Liaise with other professionals in respect to the ongoing and
critical care for each child

-Train or arrange training for staff on the ongoing needs of the
children to provide them with optimal care

-Maintain healthy relationships with all the children which
include honesty, mutual respect, and honouring the dignity of
each child, their right to confidentiality and respect for their

Ensure that the discipline process is followed at all times

Prepare monthly reports on the activities of the centre including
the children accommodated


-A matured individual with training in Social Work or Child Care.

Five years experience at a supervisor level working with children.

Effective social and communication skills.

Further information can be obtained from the Co-ordinator of Child
Protection Services at 227-4420.

Applications should be sent to the Permanent Secretary not later than
February 22, 2008.

2/8/2008, 5:29 PM




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

(i) Project Assistant, Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures
(ii) Accounts Clerk, Finance, Programme Support

These positions are being recruited for the Caribbean Integration Support
Programme (CISP) which is being funded under the 9'" European Development
Fund (EDF).

Full details of these positions can be obtained by accessing the Secretariat's web
page at http://www.caricom.org.

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, work experience.
educational qualifications, summary of professional skills andlor expertise, three
referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work), and other
relevant information, should be addressed to the Adviser, Human Resource
Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana and sent by e-mail to applnhrm@caricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 25 February 2008.

be completed arid published
when the project eOnds in March
31, 2008.
Look out for ian article on
the "Accomplishments of the
Darwin Initiative -'Guyana Wet-
lands Project".

For more information on
the NRAMP Project please
feel free to contact Ms.
Odacy Davis of the EPA on
225-6048, or Ms Lillian
Williams of CSBD, Univer-
sity of Guyana on 222- 4921.

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 @gmail.com
with questions and com-

Rupununi communities.
Ecotourism activities are still in
their early stages even though
there is a high diversity of ani-
mal species with tourism poten-
tial. (72 plant, 37 fish, 17 ani-
mal and 230 birds species were
monitored in these 31 sites)
The information presented
in the State of the North
Rupununi Report (2006),
formed the basis of discussions
and decision-making on wet-
lands natural resource manage-
ment. Further funding was se-
cured from the Darwin Initiative
for phase II of the project -
North Rupununi Adaptive
Management Plan (NRAMP):
"assessing impacts and building
This phase of the project is
locally managed by the Centre
for the Study of Biological Di-
versity (CSBD) University of
Guyana; with staff members
representing University of
Guyana, Environmental Protec-
tion. Agency (EPA), North
Rupununi District Development
Board, and Iwokrama Centre.

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Ancient trees give

clues to climate change

(Reuters) On the shores of
lake Nahuel Huapi, in the
wild mountains of Argentina's
Patagonia, live some of the
world's most ancient trees.
Known in Spanish as the

alerce, the Patagonian cypress
grows extremely slowly, but can
reach heights over 50 meters
(165 feet) and live for 2,000
years or more, putting some of
them among the oldest living
things on earth.

For scientists who come
from around the world to study
them, the alerces give an excit-
ing snapshot of years past.
Argentine geoscientist
Ricardo Villalba, a contribu-
tor to the Nobel Prize-win-

LAKE Nahuel Huapi is seen in this April 12,2001 file photo. (REUTERS/Stringer/Files)

ning United Nations report
on climate change last year,
studies what the ancient trees
say about changing weather
Like other trees, alerces form
a new layer of wood under their
bark every year. So samples
taken straight through the trunk
can help gauge what the
weather was like in each year of
the tree's life.
"This has allowed us to see
that in some sectors of
Patagonia, the year 1998 was the
hottest in the last 400 years,"
Villalba said during a recent ex-
"The marked tendencies
that have occurred over the
last few decades have no pre-
cedent in the last 400 or 500
years, which is as far as the
registers in Patagonia have
permitted us to analyze up
until now."
The tree rings show that
temperatures in the 20th Cen-
tury were "anomalously warm"
across the southern Andes. At
their worst, mean temperatures
over the last century went up
0.86 degree Celsius (1.5 degrees

Fahrenheit) when compared to
temperatures in the previous
260 years.
At the nearby Puerto Blest
Biological Research Station,
Villalba has been able to com-
pare his results with those of
other leading scientists.
Evidence from tree rings is
what scientists call proxy data,
meaning they know the data is
not exact but if it corroborates
other proxy data like evi-
dence of glacier retreat it can
be used to draw real conclu-
The scientists have also
been able to use their proxy
data to test computer models
used for predicting climate
changes in the future.
"In this part of the
world there is a decrease
in precipitation in the last
decade and a very marked
increase in temperature,
which is entirely what the
computer models predict
for global change," said re-
searcher Brian Luckman of
the University of Western
Ontario and the
InterAmerican Research

Institute. "So we can use
some of the results that we
have to verify and to test
some of the computer mod-
els and to see if they really
give realistic pictures of
what has happened in the
past or what will happen in
the future."
Tree rings also provide a
long-term perspective in the cli-
mate change debate, such as in
the question of whether global
warming is a result of human ac-
tivity or is part of a natural
earth cycle.
The more scientists learn
about those natural cycles and
about weather patterns in the
past, the more they are able to
answer that question.
And the alerces still have a
lot more information to pro-
"The Alerce has the pecu-
liarity of longevity and of being
very resistant to wood decay,"
Villalba said. "So you can find
buried material or subfossil ma-
terial that can be used to extend
these chronologies further back
into the past."
When these chronologies are
fully compiled,, they could pro-
vide a new source of data cur-
rently only available from ice
core samples, ocean sediments
and ancient pollen.
And that would help sci-
entists reach further into the
past, far beyond human
records, which began in 1856
- when the British Meteo-
rological Society began col-
lecting data around the

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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 ;irwll\ i., assessing effectiveness and
value for money of the training programmes, and working with the Head of
Human Resources in identifying current and future HR 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
respect at all 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
Email: msinggh@demrum.comn




The DDL Group of Companies is seeking applications from
graduates and prospective graduates of the University of Guyana
who are interested in joining its Graduate Trainee programme.

We are particularly interested in recruiting graduates who would
like to pursue careers in Marketing, Engineering, and Chemistry.

0 For prospective Trainee Engineers and Chemists, we
require degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil
Engineering; and Chemistry respectively.

0 For prospective Marketing Trainees, we will consider
graduates in any discipline from the Arts and Social
Science faculties. We will also interview graduates who
have pursued other courses of study, but are willing to
consider a career in Marketing

Please send applications and Curriculum Vitae as soon as
possible, but no later than February 18th, 2008 to:

Assistant General Manager Human Resources
Demerara Distillers Limited
Plantation Diamond
East Bank Demerara
Or email : recruitment@demrum.com

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From page II
Given how beaten up I am from stress, I deserve to have my
every need met, my every insecurity soothed, and my batteries re-
charged by you.
For some, relationship problems are caused by insensitivity to
the people around them. Self-absorption and focusing on your own
worries can result in feeling so anxious and burdened that you don't
notice others or their needs.
Think of it this way: If you're driving a car 30 miles per hour,
you're likely to be reasonably courteous to your passenger. You
might ask, "Are you comfortable? Want to listen to the radio?" But
if you are driving 120 miles per hour, you won't care if your pas-
sengers are comfortable. You need to keep your eyes and mind on
what you're doing.
If you manage your life as a perpetual road race, there will be
an inevitable toll on your relationship.

If you are frequently exhausted, you'll be too tired to pay at-
tention to each other.

If you are controlling when you interact with others, they will
stop revealing themselves, fearing unwanted invasion.

If you are a perfectionist, your criticism will alienate others.

If you're excessively competitive, others will avoid you for fear
of being put down.

If you are impatient, others will fbel anxious when around you.

If you repeatedly express irritation and.hostility, others will
undoubtedly feel wounded, not nurtured by you.

If you habitually do or think more than one thing at once, oth-
ers will feel that you never fully attend to them.

Of course, no one has a fairy-tale marriage. There are couples,
however, who manage to keep intimacy alive 10, 20, even 30 years
after saying "I do". Though no less stressed than many other
couples, they cope in ways that don't put a strain on their marriage.
And even if there are dips in their intimacy and periods of
disillusionment, they remain mutually supportive, committed to a
good life together, romantic and passionate about each other.

We have found 12 ways those in healthy, intimate relationships
keep their love alive. Follow their lead and use your exceptional
coping skills to change the state of your union.

1. Work at it
Lifelong love and romance take effort and courage. Few things
in life are as complicated as building and maintaining an intimate
relationship. You need to work on it constantly and apply your
considerable managing abilities to get through those trying periods
that require extra work.
You'll find that it is far easier to try less than to try harder.

2. Think team
When making decisions, such as whether to work overtime or
accept .a transfer or promotion, ask yourself this question: What
will the choice I am making do to the people I love? Try to make
the decision that will have the least negative impact on your mar-
riage and your family.

3. Be protective
Separate your marriage and your family from the rest of the
world. '
This might mean refusing to work or worry on certain days or
nights. You might end up turning down relatives and friends who
want more of you than you have the time, energy or inclination to
give., You might even have to say no to your children to protect
time with your spouse.

4. Accept that good enough is as perfect as it
gets I
Sacrifices and compromises have to be made. You might need
to settle for a job rather than pursue a career. You may not earn as
much as you wish. Most of all, you will have to accept that there
is not enough time at this point in your life to do and be all that
you might aspire to.

5. Share your thoughts and feelings
Unless you constantly communicate, signaling to your partner
where you are and getting a recognizable message in return, you
will lose each other along the way. Create or protect communica-
tion-generating rituals.
No matter how busy you may be, make time for each other.
For example, take a night off each week, go for a walk together
every few days, go out to breakfast if you can't have dinner alone,
or just sit together for 15 minutes each evening simply talking, with-
out any other distractions. Of course, how you deal with each other
during those times is crucial.

6. Manage anger better
Try to break the cycle in which hostile, cynical attitudes fuel
unpleasant emotions, leading to aggressive behaviors that stress oth-
ers and create more tension.
Recognize that anger signals frustration of some underlying
need, and try to figure out what that need might be. Avoid igniting
feelings of anger with judgments that you are being done an injus-

tice or that your stress is due to -som-e-on pu---rpse--ulyeavif
an incompetent way.
Don't confuse assertion with aggression. Watch your non-
verbal signals, such as the tone of your voice, your hand and
arm gestures, facial expressions and body movements. Deal
with one issue at a time. Don't let your anger about one thing
lead you into showering the other with a cascade of issues. If
different topics surface during your conflict, flag them to ad-
dress later.
Try to notice subtle signs that anger or irritation is building. If
you are harboring these feelings, express them before they build
too much and lead to an angry outburst.
Managing anger is about negotiating new outcomes to difficult
situations. And successful negotiation involves separating the per-
son from the problem and, while holding to your own important
issues, calming the other person. To do that, validate your partner's


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perceptions, even if you have a completely different perspective.
Don't blame your partner or turn a fairly manageable problem into
a catastrophe. Emphasize where you agree.

7. Declare your devotion again and again
True long-range intimacy requires repeated affirmations of com-
mitment to your partner. And don't forget that love is not only in
what you say but also in how you act. Buy flowers for each other.
Do the dishes without being asked.
Committed couples protect the boundaries around their rela-
They share more secrets with each other than they do with
their circle of friends and relatives. They make decisions while keep-
ing in mind the impact that those choices will have on their part-
nership. They also resolve to keep up with and encourage each
other's growth.

8. Give each other permission to change
It is fascinating to note how much more couples know about
each other early in their relationship than they do once they have

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If you aren't learning something new about each other every week
or two, you simply aren't observing closely enough. You are fo-
cusing on other things, not one another.
Bored couples fail to update how they view each other. They
act as though the roles they assigned and assumed early in the rela-
tionship will remain forever comfortable.
Worse yet, struggling couples act as though a partner's chang-
ing is a betrayal. That resentment arises because one partner's de-
velopment always requires the other to change too, and this can
lead to anxiety.
Instead, accept that the stress of growing is an inevitable part
of being married, and be careful not to sabotage each other. When
either of you is struggling with growing pains, you need to nurture
each other more than ever.
Remember to remain constantly abreast of each other's
dreams, fears, goals disappointments, hopes, regrets, wishes
and fantasies. People continue to trust the people who know
them best and who accept them without passing judgment.

9. Have fun together
Human beings fall in love with the ones who make them laugh.
They stay in love with those who make them feel safe enough to
come out to play. Keep delight as a priority. Put your creative en-
ergy into making yourselves joyful and producing a relationship
that regularly feels like recess.

10. Make yourself trustworthy
People come to trust the ones who validate them. They learn
to distrust those who act as if a relationship were a continual com-
petition over who is right.
Always act as if each of you has thoughts, impressions and
preferences that make sense, even if your opinions or needs differ.
Realize your partner's perceptions will always contain at least
a few truths, and validate those truths before adding your perspec-
tives to the discussion.

11. Forgive and forget
/ Don't be too hard on each other. If your passion and love are
to survive, you must learn how to forgive. You and your partner
regularly need to wipe the slate clean so that anger doesn't build
and resentment won't fester.
Holding on to hurts and hostility is a way of blocking real inti-
macy. It will only assure that no matter how hard you otherwise
work at it, your relationship will not grow.
Do what you can to heal the wounds in a relationship, even if
you did not cause them. It is also important to absolve each other
of the sheer stress and fatigue you cause in each other's lives. Be
compassionate about the fact that neither of you intended to hurt
the other as you set out on this journey.

12. Cherish and applaud
The most fundamental ingredient in the intimacy formula is cher-
ishing each other. You need to celebrate each other's presence. If
you don't give your partner admiration, applause, appreciation,
acknowledgement, the benefit of the doubt, encouragement and the
message that you are happy to be there with them now, where will
they receive those gifts? Be generous.

Be gracious.
One of the most painful mistakes couple make is the failure to
notice their own partner's heroics. These small acts of selflessness
include taking out the trash, doing the laundry, mowing the lawn,
driving the carpool, preparing the taxes, keeping track of birthdays,
calling the repairman and cleaning the bathroom, as well as endur-
ing hundreds of other routine labours.
People are amazingly resilient if given at least a little reinforce-
ment to their efforts. But they become demoralized if they toil with-
out appreciation. So make a concerted effort to notice daily acts of
heroism by your loved ones.
Finally, try to keep in mind that there really are no per-
fect relationships. Do what you can to help each other man-
age the daily juggling act you both perform.

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By Linda Rutherford

The lighting is just right: Not
too bright, but yet, not too
Cast against this strangely
beautiful otherworldly light-
dark incandescence, the
rhythmic movement of their
lithe young bodies as they go
through their paces quickens
the spirit, awakening long
dormant ancestral memories
genetically passed down
through the ages.
Standing there in the shad-
ows, looking on with scarce-con-
cealed admiration as these
youngsters work their thing in a
dance that borders on the prime-
val, it's easy to understand
how...at another time... in an-
other place... a similar group of
youths, perhaps a bit older than
these ...... were able to dupe
their unsuspecting colonial mas-
ters into believing they were just
having a bit of clean innocent
fun, when what they were really
doing was preparing to go to war
against them.
Such is the complexity and
duplicity that is capoeira, an an-.
cient form of self defence, which,
according to the experts, has its
roots in the hillside favelas of
post-emancipation Brazil, and
which, by the look of things,
seems to be slowly but surely
catching on here.
According to Leonardo
Souto, Director of the Centre
of Brazilian Studies, where
the foregoing drama unfolded
recently, and where the art
form is currently being propa-
gated, it all goes back to 2006
when he brought in some pro-
fessional capoeiristas, as prac-
titioners of the sport are
called, to run some courses
The idea, he said, was to

help foster closer ties between
our two countries through vari-
ous forms of cultural expression,
of which capoeira is one. Their
first outing saw some 15 young-
sters come forward to learn the
game. The second time around,
that number swelled by some 25.
In all, they brought in three
teachers on three separate occa-
sions to spend short periods
guiding students in the way of
the capoeirista.
Then there was a lull. "There
came a period when we just
couldn't get a teacher," Souto
said. That's when some of the
older students stepped in and
took charge of things. One such
student is a youngster whose
name we did not catch, but who,
according to Souto, "has been
doing a real swell job," as the
number of students just keeps
growing under his watch. He's
currently being supported by a
guy from Minas Gerais, who
calls himself 'Dida', a name we
rather suspect he took at bap-
tism (batizado in Portuguese), a
ceremony similar to grading in
karate and judo. In the case of
capoeira, the graduand is given a
belt (called a corda) and a nick-
name (apelido), if he or she
doesn't already have one.
These days, the troupe of
budding capoeiristas meets thrice
weekly to practice their moves
in much the same way as the
proponents of any of the other
popular forms of the martial arts
They've also taken of late
to going to various hot spots
around town, such as the sea-
wall and Merriman's Mall, on
Sunday, to hold street exhi-
bitions in the hope of encour-
aging other youths to join
them in a worthwhile exercise
which will not just help them
stay off the streets, not yield-

ing to the many temptations
there are out there that will
bring them nothing but
It's a notion young Nyan
Storey, who hails from Britain
but is here on an extended holi-
day, couldn't agree with more.
Something of an.honorary mem-

ber of the group, Nyan, who is
an ardent follower of capoeira
back home and is on a quest to
promote its wholesomeness
wherever it doesn't have a fol-
lowing, feels it's the answer to
many of the ills in today's soci-
"I have an interest in pro-
moting the art... because I be-
lieve that capoeira, or things
of that nature, is the solution
to a lot of problems around at

Classic Tuesdays at the National

Gallery, Castellani House

French thriller, 'Diva'

JEAN-JACQUES Beineix's 1981 debut film 'Diva' is the Classic Tuesdays feature Tuesday
12th February starting at 6pm at the National Gallery, Castellani House, "Vlissengen Road,
A 'diva' (from the Latin for 'divine') is the term for a great female operatic singer, and here the
diva is black American opera star Cynthia Hawkins, who refuses to ever record her voice, played by
real-life singer Wilhelmenia Fernandez.
Her adoring fan, young postal worker Jules, makes an illegal recording of her voice, and is then
unknowingly a target for gangsters searching for another tape that will reveal an official scandal, as
well as businessmen who want to get their hands on the tape of the singer. Murder, a chase across
Paris, visual and verbal humour and beautiful singing are all elements of Beineix's film, which capti-
vates as it moves effortlessly from charming romantic or comic moments to urgent thriller, mirrored
by the director's accomplished visual style, where unusual lighting and expressive colour play an
important part.
The film won C6sar Awards in France for Best First Film, Best Cinematography, Best Musical
Score and Best Sound, and won the Best Cinematography Award from the National Society of Film
Critics, USA, and several other international nominations for Best Film and Best Director. It remains
an influential film of the period and Beineix's most critically and popularly successful work.
The film's running time is two hours, in French with English subtitles, and the public is
cordially invited. Admission is free: ., -- ... ... -.................

the moment," he said, in ob-
vious reference to the feeling
of helplessness pnd insecurity
currently abroad which has
been occasioned by the spate
of drug-related and other
forms of crime and violence
unleashed here since the infa-
mous jailbreak of February

Likening the yearning he's
seen in the eyes of Guyanese
youths in the short time he's
been here to "hunger," Nyan,
who's just 18, said when he and
the guy we mentioned earlier
first started working out to-
gether, there was just the two of
them. But within an hour or
two, there would be some 15 to
20 people gathered around them,
looking on in unabashed amaze-
ment at what they were doing,
and showing obvious signs of
wanting to join them and do like-
Reiterating that the disci-
pline engendered by the prac-
tice of capoeira as well as the
other forms of martial arts
was the only solution he saw
to the many challenges facing
today's youths, Nyan said:
"That's why I love the art...

for the same reason that any-
one loves anything...for the
same reason some love danc-
ing ...or the guitarist loves
his guitar."
Just back from Boa Vista,
where he and a few others went
last weekend to purchase the in-
struments they need to run a
proper training programme,
Nyan said what he'd like to con-
centrate his energies on right now
is improving on membership.
"We are looking at the idea
of spreading the word; allowing
capoeira to get off the ground
[here] as it were; to attract more
people to our club."
At the moment, member-
ship, which is free, is well be-
low target. "At any one class,
you might see around 25 or so
people; different people coming
to different classes when they
can." That's not good enough, he
says. "We're looking to improve
on that...by training more often,
for example... or awakening
more people's interest in the
And the ways he sees this
playing out is by launching a
massive promotional drive using
whatever means is at their dis-
posal. As he observed: "For one
thing, the club has very little ex-
posure; it's very difficult for
people to find out about it if
they don't already know about
it. The only means of getting the
word out right now is by word-
of-mouth, and that again is some-
thing we're trying to work on."
According to Wikipedia, the
free online encyclopedia,
capoeira is a rich blend of mar-

tial art, culture and a whole lot
more going way back to the 16th
Century when it was created by
enslaved Africans in Brazil. One
of its trademarks, it is said, is
ring-like human enclosure, called
a roda, which is where all the ac-
tion takes place.
The game, as it rightly is, is
marked by fluid acrobatic play,
feints, subterfuge, and extensive
use of ground work, as well as
sweeps, kicks and head-butts.
Throughout the game, a player
must, at all cost, avoid coming
into physical contact with his
opponent lest he be knocked to
the ground. The mesmeric back
and forth movement of the body
is what is called a ginga, which
can vary from region to region.
Critical to the game is mu-
sic. It is what determines not just
the tempo of the game, but the
preferred style as well. Music,
to the capoeirista, is also about
instruments and song.
Nyan summed it up best
when he said: "Without instru-
ments, there is no capoeira.
Capoeira, in as much as it's a
martial art, is about showing off
the culture of Brazil through its
music... and the songs, all of
which tell different stories or
have different messages. Without
this, capoeira is only in its shal-
lowest form."
Some of the basic instru-
ments used in capoeira are the
berimbau, which bears a
marked resemblance to an
archer's bow; the pandeiro o0
tambourine as it is called in
English; and what is called a


Failure is God's way of
saying to us, Excuse me,
you're going in the wrong
Oprah Winfrey.


CUFFUM (Guyana and Barbados)
The tarpon, a large brilliantly silvery,
sea and river fish with big scales. It can
Exceed 150 pounds in rivers in
Guyana and 350 pounds in open sea.
It has the habit, particularly the young,
of leaping several feet out of the water
and diving back in.
To 'throw cuffum' is to perform a somersault, especially while swim-
ming or river-bathing.


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Within the available budget frame for the coming six months ending on the 17'" of August,
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Further, within the mandate of the project objectives for the remaining period, the GMPP
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By Pandita Indrani, PhD
(Senior Research Fellow, University of Trinidad and Tobago)

On January 4th last, after an absence of over 30 years, Ranlila,
the world's longest running folk open air theatre, returned to
Guyana at the Starlight Drive-In in Lusignan, under the di-
rection of Pandit Hareesh Tiwari of Gopal Mandir, Lusignan
and Raviji of Trinidad. Nearly 50 children and youths re-en-
acted this ancient story of the great Hindu king, Rama, re-
vered as an avatar of God by the vast majority of Hindus glo-
The open air theatre ran from January 4th to 6th, compressing
a traditional ten day performance into three days. On January 7th
the performers received graduation certificates attesting to their vari-
ous levels of achievement in the theory and practice of Ramlila.
Ramlila is expected to have a place in the upcoming Carifesta
o showcase this ancestral folk art of the Guyanese people.
In Guyana, Ramlila was traditionally performed in open village
paces and on the stage during Ramayana yagnas. However, the
addition died, while Ramayana yagnas continued. In August last
ear. 14 Guyanese youths traveled to Trinidad to study the theory
i.d practice of Ramlila. under Raviji of The Hindu Prachar Kendra.
or their historic Rmlila performance a Trinidad delegation led by
bandit Bisram Sewdat traveled to Guyana to help in producing the
.istonc Ramlila performance.
Pandit Hareesh Tiwari of the Gopaal Mandir in Lusignan, is
lie president of the National Ramlila Initiative that was formed on
january 8th with the mission to re-ignite this traditional folk open
ir theatre and, over time, to provide training, education. and sup-

port for Ramlila performances across Guyana.
UNESCO, in 2005, proclaimed Ramlila one of the 43 new mas-
terpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritages of Humanity. It is
the world's longest continuing tradition of open air theatre. Nobel
Laureate, Derek Walcott, sees Ramlila as a metaphor for the frac-
tured memory of the indentured Indians and enslaved Africans re-
making new realities in the Caribbean.
Dr. Frank Anthony, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport.
speaking on the opening night of the Ramlila performance, noted
that in years to come the event "would be remembered as the start-
ing point of something very glorious." He lamented the fact that
Guyana had lost the art of Ramlila and was happy that the youths
were reviving it now and hoped that it would spread across the
He observed that the morals and values of the Ramayana were
inaccessible to many who could not read the script and he saw dra-
matization of the text as a powerful method for bringing back the
culture and teachings to those alienated by age or language.
The word "Ramdilla" itself is a vernacular pronunciation of
"Ramlila" used by their indentured ancestors and "Bal" means
"Child." In Trinidad, Ramlila is performed in over 35 sites in an
unbroken tradition dating back to the 1880's.
Open air Ramlila is a folk performance that was conceptual-
ized by Tulsidas in the 16th century as he wrote the Rama story
in the language and style of the North Indian peasants. The story
gives a panoramic view of the family, social and political life of
Tulsidas' times and reflects the culture derived from it by the in-
dentured Indians in the English speaking Caribbean came.
The Ramnacharitmanas, written in a North Indian dialect, cre-


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ated a social revolution in giving peasants direct access to the Rama
story that was traditionally told in the elite language of Sanskrit,
which few peasants knew.
Tulsidas wanted these ordinary people to be able to sing Rama's
glories in their own language and to re-live Rama's life in the natu-
ral environment of open air and bare earth and under natural weather
conditions. It allowed for the total immersion of the devotee in the
Rama story. They could sing it in their own language and they could
perform it in a natural environment.
In the Caribbean, a similar revolution is being created in
Ramlila performances that use mainly English narration and
dialogue with traditional Ramayana verses, Hindi and San-
skrit. In the Bal Ramdilla performances youths study the text
with elders, plot their scenes and use English dialogue and
interpretations to suit contemporary times, making the mes-
sage of the Ramayana relevant to their needs. By focusing on
the youths, Bal Ramdilla becomes a powerful force of social-
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Bubbling over with excitement, she came in to the
Chronicle Thursday to tell us of the new song she's writ-
ten for this year's Mash Soca Chutney competition.
It's called 'Mashramani With Johnny' and she promises that
it's going to be hot. So hot that it's bound to secure her a place
at the competitions this year.
Known more for her dalliance in the genre of calypso going
as far back as the 70s, Joyce Harris, as is her stage name, said
she took a calculated decision last 'Mash' to try her hand at
chutney, since it had better monetary prospects. On that occa-
sion, the piece she rendered was 'Jenny Girl'.
But good though she thought it was, it did not bring her
the sweet taste of success she anticipated so she's fallen back
on an old trick she used during her calypso heyday and com-
posed a piece that is a sort of ode to her late first husband.
"All de songs I ever sing is about he," she said, start-
ing with 'Taxi Driver', the very first record she cut which
is what started her on the road to fame...and fortune to
some extent, as she now owns property not just here in
Guyana but in the United States as well where she has
been residing since 1990.
Giving a background to that particular composition, Joyce
said her late husband was what you may call "a ladies' man."
And this all came about because ...you guessed it....he was a
taxi driver. And to make matters worse, he had this gold brace-
let which she swears is what attracted the women to him. She
even made a song about it; a piece she called 'The Gold Band'.
Johnny was his name; and he plied between Georgetown and
Rosignol. Sadly. he passed away after a brief illness in 1979.
leaving her t1 raise their three children all by herself. But. she
recalls, they'd spent 16 wonderful years together. And this is
why she'll always remember him.
'Mashramnani With Johnny'. the new song she's written, is
a call for himn to join her in 'mashing up de town' and having
themselves a ball in true GT fashion.
The reason she incorporates his name. as well as hers,
in most of her songs, the wily Joyce said, is so as to pre-
vent unscrupulous persons from stealing her work.

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Poetry Time

but how can we trap Moongazer,
asked the frightened farmer
of the teenager;
he is so tall
his shadow falls
near and far
and death lies within its shadow.
have no fear,
said the teenager,
we are light years away
trom old wives' tale:
have no fear
,;aid the teenager
pointing to his computer
get with it
the superhighway of IT
would make Moongazer pale
in comparison
and fade away

Valentine Baking
Ms. Gold's class is baking Valentine goodies for the entire grade. They want to be
sure they have enough of each kind of cookie for the 96 children and 4 teachers.
They decided they would fit the different size cookies on each cookie sheet by
following this plan:
Small heart butter cookies: 6 rows of 6 cookies per sheet
Medium heart sugar cookies: 5 rows of 5 cookies per sheet
Giant heart frosted cookies: 3 rows of 4 cookies per sheet
If they use each cookie sheet only once, how many cookie sheets will they need?

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Costume Party
Fiona, George, Rachel, and Patrick are planning their costumes for a party. Each
will wear a different costume. There will be a pirate, a ghost, a Martian, and a
No one will have a costume that begins with the same letter as the name of
the person wearing it.
The Martian is a boy.
The gorilla is a girl.
Patrick likes science fiction and space characters.
Fiona didn't want to be a ghost this year.
Which costume will each of the party-goers wear?

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Colour this Valentine's Day Unicorn
then give it to someone special.

and hearts,

Optical Illusion

What do you see'? A the face of a native American or
an Eskimo standing by
his Igloo.

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I recently broke up with my girlfriend of 'hree and a half
years.. We met at university and had a cloSe, trusting rela-
tionship. When we finished school, I moved back to London
and she moved to Northern Ireland. Since I've had bad expe-
riences with long distance relationships, I said we should split
up but remain friends.
I was told it was all or nothing. If we split up, she said, we
would' not remain friends. Being soft, I didn't stick to my deci-
sion, and we continued to see each other over the long distance. I
requested, if we grew apart, we should discuss matters and for-
mally break up before we met anyone else. She agreed.
A month or two before Christmas, the regular phone calls be-
came few and far between and the conversation drier. I asked if
everything: was okay. I said I didn't mind if it wasn't, we could
split up. She denied there were any issues. This led me to believe
we could make a real go of things on her. Christmas visit.
Two days before her flight I received a phone call where she
basically announced we were over and said she had been seeing an-
other guy for several weeks. On one crucial' point, we agreed to
disagree. I believe she had serious time with this new guy before
informing me. I see that as cheating, and I am angry she betrayed
my trust.
She thinks since we were over ages ago, it was not cheating. In
one conversation, she said, "I thought if I stopped calling you, you

might get the idea."
Is this cheating or not? Everyone I've asked so far sa
looking at the situation from a convenient perspective. D
this, we have been talking nicely on the phone, and while
me would like to be friends with her, she apparently has s(
strange morals.

Barry, you've fallen on the sword you forged, wound
girl you tried to dump. There's poetic justice in that, b
moment, the irony escapes you.
Like lots of people, you were in a relationship which
much to circumstance as anything else. You were in school
With school ending, you realized
your connection was not greater
than the distance. You were not An
deeply in love. A cracker is good
enough when you have nothing to r
eat, but it isn't good enough for
Christmas dinner.
You did two things wrong.
You failed to stick to your resolve,
and you failed to see her threat as
blackmail. You shouldn't be sur-

prised that a woman you tried to break up with thinks, "I need to
find a new boyfriend." She didn't consider your feelings when she
gave you an ultimatum. Why would you think she would consider
your feelings at Christmas?
Now she's rearranging history, and the breakup turns out to be
by mutual agreement. But her version of events doesn't matter.
Perhaps she is untrustworthy, but you've reinforced her behavior
in thinking she can make threats to get her way. Your actions may
also cause you to look upon other women with suspicion.
There is a lesson to be learned here as valuable as any you
ays she is learned at university, and that lesson won't be learned by quibbling
despitee all .over semantics.
le part of You have to be the force behind. your own life. That doesn't
ome very mean you.can run over people, or use and abuse them. It means
when you do what's right you reap the benefits, and when you do
BARRY what's wrong you reap the harm.
Our town recently installed red light cameras. Stop at
ed by the each red traffic signal, and you don't have to worry about get-
but at the ting a traffic ticket in the mail next week. In the same way,
try viewing this episode as resulting from a single cause. "I
* owed as did not stand on what I knew was right."
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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 Construction of 4 Pontoons for the Demerara Harbour

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 1 1 (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders nmay 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 Demeirari Harbour Bridge
Corporation, Peter's Hall, East Bank Deplerara 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 ofpayment 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'h 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
S 'National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the
ab6ve address.

7. All bids must be accompaniedby 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
necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

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 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 ProcurementAct 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to
provisions of Section I[1 (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 odf aon-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 of 79 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 willbe 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 certificates ofCompli'ance from the Manager of
the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue

8. The National Procurement and TenderAdministration. 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

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N IdayL Chronicle FebruaMy 1 0, 2008 Stud es)i

The New Electoral System
The National Assembly contain (65) sixty five elected members and their election
shall be on a party list under the proportional Representation System. This new system
has a geographical representation of (25) twenty five of the (65) sixty five parliamen-
tary seats. Each of the (10); ten Administrative Regions of Guyana is a Geographical
Constituency. The twenty five (25) members are elected.

Geographical Number of
Constituency Members of
the National
NO 1. 2
NO 2 2
NO 3" 3
NO 4: 7
NO 5.':2 2
NO 6 3
N07 2
NO 8
NO9 i 1
NO 10 2.
Total 25

o disciplines any member of the National Assembly
o the Speaker's decision is final

SFor you to do
Find out the name of the Speaker of the National Assembly


The remaining -40) forty elected members of the National Assembly are taken from
the list of parties conte-ting. Such list is the "national top up lists" and consists of
one third the number of females

The Proportional Representation System
In this system all notess cast in the whole country at the National Elections are
counted. Each political party is allocated seats in proportion to the number of votes
obtained. A party that obtained 50 % votes is allocated 50% of the seats that is 20 out
of 40 for the National Elections.

Name some Political Parnie in Guyana.
Ruling PPP/C
Minority PNC/R
Opposition AFC
Opposition JAP/ROAR
Opposition UF

SSupreme Organs of D mocratic Power
1. Parliament
S2. The President
3. Cabinet

Persons, who are elected, form the National Assembly. They met at Parliament Build-
ings. The National Assembly is the law making body of the Government.

Composition of National Assembly
Si\t Fire (65) elected members from the political parties
Forty (40) from the National Election Top UP seats
Twenty Five (25) from the Regional/Geographical election

The Executive President appoints an elected member as the Prime Minister. The Prime
Minister is the Chief Assistant to the President to discharge the functions of the Gov-
ernment in National Assembly.

Members of National Assembly elect a: Speaker and Deputy Speaker
The Speaker is responsible for the proper conduct of business in the National As-
o directs the meetings

The Mace is a symbol of authority of the Speaker.
Engraved on the head of the Mace is Guyana's Coat of Arms; Flag of Guyana.
The stem has representation of Victoria Regia Lily and the Sugar Cane and Rice

Before National Assembly starts, the Sergeant of Arms of the National Assem-
bly enters the Parliament Chamber with the Mace and set it on the table in the Cham-
ber. This tells the Assembly that the Speaker is on his way to the National Assembly.

When the Executive President is present in the National Assembly it is called Parlia-

The Cabinet
The cabinet is made up of mainly Ministers from the winning*party. The cabinet
makes plans for the entire country and make sure the plans are carried out.

Composition of our Cabinet
Ministers are appointed to various ministries. Some of these ministries are:
1. Ministry of Education responsible for Nursery Primary, Secondary, Techni-
cal and Vocational training.
2. Ministry of Finance responsible for Budgeting, Customs and Exercise, In-
land Revenue, Banking and Loan.
3. Ministry of Agriculture responsible for land development, forestry market-
ing, wild life and national dairy development.
4. Ministry of Health responsible for public health, hospitals, nurses, food add

There are other ministries. Find out the names all the Ministers.

The Head of the Cabinet is the President. He meets with the Cabinet to:
discuss problems of the country
discuss how to improve the standard of living for Guyana

: Central Government
Central Government made up of the:
1. Legislative Arm making rules and laws
2,; Executive Arm carrying out the laws
3. Judicial Arm makes sure the law are carried 6.t correctly and anyone ,,-*:
break the law is suitably punished

The Judicial Arm of Government is called the Judiciary. The Judiciary is housed at,
the law courts. To help with the work of the Judiciary are:
o Chancellor of the Judiciary
o Chief Justice
o Judges
o Magistrates
o Lawyers
o Policeman

Who presides over the Courts in Guyana?
Magistrates Court Magistrate
High Court Judge
Full Court Two more Judges
Court of Appeal Chancellor of the Judiciary and 4 or 5 Justices of Appc ;


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Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

Page XIX

PaNgeO A Sunday Cn February 10, 200 SCIENC

Responses to last week.
1. solar 4. Jupiter
2. nine (9) 5. Venus
3. the Sun 6. Sun

This week we will continue with the Solar System, our Earth.
Do you wonder what the Earth's Polar Regions are like? Where do polar
bears live'? Where do penguins swim? Why does the Sun never shine in

The two polar regions of the Earth are the North Pole region, called the Artic
and the South Pole region, called the Antarctic. There are two Oceans in
Earth's Polar Regions. The Arctic Ocean is in the North Pole region. The
Antarctic Ocean is in the South Pole region.

i The Climate.
Warm near the Equator and cold at the poles, our planet is able to support a
variety of ecosystems because of its diverse climate. Earth's climate has
changed incredibly during its 4.6 billion years history. Today, climates are
warming more rapidly as natural processes are affected by modern global
changes caused by humans.

:1 What is Climate?
It is the average weather in a place over more than thirty years. To describe
the regional climate of a place, people often tell what the temperatures are
like over the seasons. That is, how windy is it and how much rain has fallen.
The climate of a region depends on many factors including the amount of
sunlight it receives, its height above sea level, the shape of the land and how
close it is to the ocean. Since the equator receives more sunlight than the
poles, climate varies depending on the distance from the equator.

: What controls the climate?
Climates around the planet will change if the things that control them
changed. To change global climate, either there is a change in the amount of
heat that gets to the planet or the amount of heat that leaves the planet. The
heat comes from the Sun. Sunlight travels through Earth's atmosphere,
heating up the land and the oceans. The Sun affects climate when the
amount of solar energy let into the system changes.

ii Water.
About 70% of the Earth is covered with water, and 97% of that is part of
the salty oceans. Only a small portion of Earth's water if freshwater. This
includes the rivers, lakes and groundwater. Freshwater is needed for
drinking, farming and washing. Without water life does not exist.

Mars, Earth's outer neighbour, is the fourth planet from the Sun. Mars'
bright appearance and reddish colour stand out in the night sky.
Impressive surface features such as enormous volcanoes and valleys are
frequently obscured by huge dust storm.

Planet Structure
The uniquely red global surface of Mars is marked by many interesting
features, some like those on the Earth and others strangely different. The
reddish colour is caused by rust (iron oxide) in the soil.

Mars' surface

Mars Statistics
E Diameter: 6,785 km or 4,217 miles
1 Minimum distance from Sun: 205 million km or 128 million miles.
C Maximum distance from Sun: 249 million km or 155 million miles
L Minimum distance from Earth: 35 million miles
i Planetary symbol:


i Jupiter.

Water in a river.
Rivers flow into the oceans.

O The Water Cycle
The Earth's water is always in circulation. It has been recycled for the
last three billion years. The process is called the water cycle.

The cycle starts when the Sun's heat evaporates water from the ocean
into the atmosphere to form clouds. When the conditions are right the
clouds release the water as rain. Most of the rain falls in the ocean but
some falls on land. Rivers and streams collect water from the ground and
return it to the ocean so the whole cycle can start all over again.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. When approached
from afar, it fantastic striped atmosphere gradually reveals intriguing clouds
that move around the planet.

Jupiter interior composition is primarily that of simple molecules such
as hydrogen and helium. It has 63 moons and a ring system.

Jupiter Statistics
S Diameter: 142,800 km or 88,763 miles
Minimum distance from Sun: 741 million km or 460 million miles.
SMaximum distance from Sun: 817 million km or 508 million miles.
SMinimum distance from Earth: 588 million km or 365 million miles.
Rings: 01, very thin
Planetary Symbol:


'"' VNext week we will continue to explore the solar family.
Always use t;. bins. Keep your surroundings clean.

7. Mercury
8. Venus

10. Sun


Page XX

Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

Sunday Chronicle February 10, 2008

Incorporating Sharia

into legal systems

(BBC News) The Archbishop
of Canterbury, Rowan Will-
iams, sparked a stormy de;
bate when he appeared to
suggest that some aspects of
Sharia law should be adopted
in the UK.
Sharia is a legal and social
code for Muslims to live by. It
does not offer a fixed set of
rules, and there are several dif-
fering interpretations. But it has
proved controversial in the
West for the extreme nature of
- some of its punishmentS.
A UK government ininister
called the idea that Sharia legal
system could be introduced
alongside the current English
system "unacceptable".
In fact,-parallel systems do
exist in several countries..In
some, Sharia exists as an alter-
native system, and in others it
has been incorporated into the
existing legal code. We examined
different cases to see how it can
work in practice.
They are Nigeria, Aceh in
Indoiiesia, India and Egypt.
The legal structure in Nige-
ria has its roots in colonial
times, when British rulers intro-
duced an Islamic code to co-ex-
ist alongside the colonial, En-
glish-based judicial system and
customary law (supposed to
apply to non-Muslim ethnic
minority groups). ,
In 2000, 12.predominantly
Muslim northern states adopted

additional, stricter Sharia pun-
ishments into their penal code -
including amputation for theft
and, in theory, death for adul-
tery or sodomy.
In part, say correspondents,
this was an expression" of ten-
sions with the Christian leader-
ship of the country in the south.
But it was also a popular and!
populist move thatreflected'
disgust with rampant corruption
and misrule.
The Sharia courts mostly
deal with domestic issues
such as marriage and divorce.
The Sharia code runs along-
side the secular state system
and in theory at least, and
usually in practice citizens
can choose which system
they deal with.
he adoption of Sharia pen-
alties in 2000 sparked riots
among Christians in the north
in which hundreds were killed.
There have been complaints
that the Sharia police, the
.hisbah, have arbitrarily shut
Down bars serving alcohol, pre-
vented lone women taking taxis
with male drivers, or censored
books or plays they deem-criti-
cal of Islam or immoral.
Correspondents say there
are also concerts that Sharia
penalties infringe upon the con-
stitutional rights enjoyed by Ni-
Flogging is a common form
of punishment associated with
Sharia law, and there have been
amputations, though they are.

However, the harshest
Sharia penalty death by ston-
ing has never been carried out.
And for many Muslims in Ni-
geria, the Sharia courts may pro-
vide a quicker, more efficient
.route to justice than the alter-

Partial Sharia law was intro-
duced' in the Indonesian prov-
ince of Aceh as part of an au-
toriomy deal offered by the
Jakarta government following a
decades-long separatist cam-
paign by rebels. It has been en-
forced rigorously since the 2004
The province has a higher
proportion of Musjims than
other areas of Indonesia, and
many Acehnese practise a
stricter version of Islam.
The people of Aceh are
banned from gambling, drinking
alcohol, and pre-marital sex, and
both men and women are ex-
pected to dress modestly, with
women, required to wear
headscarves in public.
S Offenders may face corpo-
ral punishment. There have
been calls for the introduction of
amputation and stoning for se-
rious crimes, though this does
;not appear imminent.
The introduction of Sharia
law saw the creation of a Sharia
police force which complements
the regular federal police force
. in Aceh. But the Sharia force's



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powers were curtailed after ac- 1830 by historian Thomas
cusations they were enforcing Babington Macaulay.
the law overzealously. But the rulers did not at-
It is unclear how much sup- tempt to replace the personal
port the imposition of Islamic. laws of various sects and reli-
law has in the province. gions with a uniform civil code
Some analysts suggest or common laws. This included
that in a society long Muslim personal laws.
characterized by violence and After India became indepen-
lawlessness, it was popular at dent,. the constitution said that
first, but that many Acehnese the state shall "endeavour to
have been turned off by pub- secure for its citizens a uniform
lic whippings and public hu- civil code throughout the terri-
miliation, and the strict im- tory of India".
position of headscarves on But India's first Prime Min-
women. There seems little ister, Jawaharlal Nehru, allowed
appetite in the rest of Indo- each religious community to re-
nesia for any similar initia- tain its own civil laws govern-
tive. ing marriages, divorces, births,
Again, there is debate about deaths and inheritances.
whether the Sharia rules infringe This was done to maintain
people's constitutional rights religious harmony after the
particularly those of women and bloodletting between the Hindu
the poor. and Muslim communities during
the Partition.
INDIA There has been no change in
During British colonial rule, the Muslim laws.
India came under a common In 1973. the All India Mus-
criminal code of laws, drafted in lim Personal Law Board was

constituted for protection of
these laws. The organisation has
split with Shias and some
women breaking away to form
their own personal law boards.
A growing number of com-
munity members are seeking to
reform Muslim personal laws,
chief among them the custom of
triple talaq, which permits
Muslim husbands to divorce by
saying "I divorce you" three
At the same time, not all
Muslim personal laws have
been followed strictly by the
community: only 2% of Mus-
lim men in India, for example
have more than one wife, though
the community's personal law
allows men to-take more than
one spouse.
It is not easy for the gov-
ernment to change commu-
-nity laws the constitution
says that the state cannot al-
ter any community laws-with-
out the backing of 75% of the
its members.

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

1. The Ministrv ol Education invites sealed bids fion-, eligible Pre-quali fied
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

epairs -Smith Memorial Primary School

S4. *Rehabilitation Works at Head Start Nursery School

5. General Rehabilitation Works Stell Maris Primary School

'6. External Work Cummings Lodge Secondary School

2. Bidding will lje 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 inay obtain further information from Mr.
T. Prsatud Mlnistry of Education, 21 Brickdam. An inspection of the Bidding
Documents can be conducted at the above address between the hours of 8:30 to
4:00 h on week days.

4. All bids inust be accompanied by Valid NIS and GRA (IRD) Compliance

5.. ThefTender 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 of payment accepted will becash.

6. Tetders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tef 4erer and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner ".Tender for
(nairhe 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
bepbrmitted. Late bids will be rejected.
i .
7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 a.m. on
Tuesday 19" February, 2008. All bids will be opened in the presence of those
conLm actors ortheir representatives who choose to attend.

8. Tiq address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Mai & Urquhart Streets

9. The Lmployer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Tenders without
assigning any reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education


Page XXH

wnyCritluja Fauhraly IV, 1 c0R

Peru's potato

passion goes

(BBC News) At harvest time
in the highland village of
Paucho, the- first crop of po-
tatoes are baked in a hole in
the ground covered with hot
rocks, in a ceremony called
Watia a homage to Pacha
Mama; or Mother Earth.
For thousands of years, the

potato has been the staple diet
of the people of the Andes.
It was first cultivated on the
Altiplano. of modern-day
Peru and Bolivia, and Peru still.
has some 2,800 varieties of po-
tato, more than any other coun-
Like many people, I took

the humble spud for granted,
but after the launch of the UN
Year of the Potato in Ayacucho
in the Peruvian Andes, I am re-
pentant at'my lack of reverence
for the third biggest food staple
in the world.
I have never seen a vegetable
invoke such high passions and

Initaionr fo ri BidsIr F

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electr(fication Programme Hinterland Proqject
Preparation Component
S101- 3 .S- -GV
Procurement ofJ'aorks fir the Construction of J'nerator IIuts at
Oreatll inSiparuta. Region h.

OPM W-ol-2oo8
1. This Invitation for Bids follows the. General Procurement Notice for this Project
that appeared in Development Busiiness, 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 Hinterland Project Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland
Strategy the Government intends to conduct several demonstration projects and it intends to apply part
of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the procurement distribution line -
hardware and transformers for the construction of distribution networks at Orealla and-.
Siparuta, Region 6. This contract will be financed from IDB loah resources, Bidding will be governed
by the Inter-American Development Bank's eligibility rules and procedures.

3. The O'd., of /he Prilm 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 theawardofeach contract.

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

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,
Monday to Fridays during the house 08:00 to 16:30 h.

6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial 'Capacit.,, Experience
and Technical Capacity, delivery schedule, responsiveeiess. Additional details are
provided in the Bidding Documents.

7. Complete set of Bidding Documents in English maybe purchased by the bidders in person oron
the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of$5,000 Guvana 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.

8. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday ,larch 11, 2008:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
(northwestern building)
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
SGeorgetown, Guyana
Electronic bidding will not Le permnitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives or anyone who choose to attend in person by 09:00 h, Tuesdayv
M ioeh 11, 2008. All bids mnus! be accotmpanied by Bid Security of G$250.000.

9. Bidders registered in-Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana Revenue Authority and
National Insurance Scheme Conmpjiance Certfiti'ates indicating that they have met their
income Tax and NIS obl;gations.

It was the theme for a seam-
less succession of carnival
floats, colourful costumes, and
traditional dance and music. All
this was punctuated by cries of
"la papa es Peruana" "the po-
tato is Peruvian", just in case
anyone forgot.
Despite this, consumption
of the potato in Peru has
dropped tM half that of many
European countries, with many
Peruvians turning to rice or
But internationally high

MANY pota
food prices, especially wheat
- 80% of which is imported in
Peru are causing hardship
for the country's poor, who
make up almost half the
Peru's agriculture minister,
Ismael Benavides, says the na-
tive potato is the answer.
The government is trying to
boost its consumption by en-
douraging more people to eat-
bread baked with potato flour,
starting with schoolchildren and
"When I went to the UN in
October to launch the Interna-
tional Year of the Potato some-
body from an Eastern European
country, Ukraine I think, said to
me 'I didn't realise that pota-
toes came from Peru'. That
showed me that we had to claim
our place," Mr Benavides said
at the festival.
"The potato is very impor-
tant in the diet worldwide and
in this age of rising commodity
prices... a number of countries,
such as China and India, are
looking to double or triple their

Can Peru benefit from this
projected surge in consump-
"The paradox that we find
today is that it is precisely
those communities which have
developed and given the world
the potato are some of the poor-
est communities in the Andean
chain," says Pamela Anderson,
director of the International Po-
tato Centre, based in Lima.
"So part of what we do at
the International Potato Cen-
tre is to take the native po-
'tato and really begin seri-

ito-producing communities are
ously and systematically
marketing it, so that these
small, poor farmers can use
the native potato as a pathway
out of poverty."
The International Potato
Centre is working with the gov-
ernment to drive the internal
consumption of native pota-
toes, which come in a rich vari-
ety of colours, shapes and
The idea is not only to help
poor rural communities, but also
the 70% of Peru's population
that lives in urban centres.
"The price of bread has
gone up and I just don't have
the money to buy it as I used
to," says Hermelinda Azurin,
who supports her two daugh-
ters working as a maid in-
"A kilo of potato bread is
3.4 soles (US $1.16) whereas
normal bread has gone up to
5.40 soles ($1.84) in my
neighbourhood. A kilo of pota-
toes is just 70 centimos ($0.23).
Nowadays we eat potatoes ev-
ery day in myJfamily."
The Peruvian government is

also looking at exporting native
potatoes. They are exotic-look-
ing, organic and have vitamins
and amino acids that regular
white potatoes do not have
"We feel the quality of this
product should have a market
abroad, especially as we are
opening markets with the US,
Canada and we hope soon with
the European Union." says Mr
"These would fall under
what is called fair trade, so we
feel there's great opportunities
for these potatoes, native in
But it is precisely those
new markets and free trade
deals which many Peruvian
farmers believe will mean
they will have to compete un-
fairly with agricultural im-
.Mario Tapia, an agronomist
who specialises in Andean
crops, -says a lack of investment
in infrastructure is one part of
the problem.
"The potato yields are not
so high because there is not high

very poor.

investment in theproduction, so
to compete with farmers who
have subsidies in their own
countries will not be fair for
those farmers in the highlands,"
he says.
With or without an export
market, the government plans to
boost the internal potato mar-
ket and give technical assistance
to the 1.8m potato growers in
In the gastronomic world,
the native potato has enthusias-
tic advocates.
Peruvian restaurateur
Isabel Alvarez says its "infi-
nite variety of colours, tex-
tures, shapes and flavours"
has prompted positive reac-
tions in Europe.
"The potato is a world in it-
self, and it is a gastronomic
world which we've only begun
to explore," she says.
With gastronomic plau-
dits and its spiritual place in
Andean culture assured, the
question remains: can Peru's
gift to the world now be used
help those who gave it to us
in the first place?

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I fi too. soont] o start ie.1.1.]

(BBC News) Do children start
school at too young an age in
England? Is childhood free-
dom being curtailed too
Compared to most other
western European countries.
English pupils are extremely
early starters in the classroom.
While compulsory educa-
tion begins in England at the age
of five (with many children ac-
tually starting at four), in coun-
tries such as Sweden, Denmark
and Finland, school doesn't be-
gin until the age of seven.
English children are plough-
ing through a fixed curriculum
while their continental counter-
parts are still ploughing up the
kindergarten sandpit or playing
at home.
But which system delivers
the best results'?
This far-reaching question
has been raised by the Cam-
bridge-based Primary Review
which is scrutinising how pri-
mary education is organized.
And its conclusion challenges
the idea that an early start has
long-term advantages.
"The assumption that an
early starting age is beneficial
for children's later attainment is
not well supported in the re-
search and therefore remains
open to question," says the re-
So why do English school-
children start at five, when al-
most everyone else in Europe
starts later?
Apart from the Netherlands
and Malta, the only other edu-
cation systems beginning at five
are Scotland and Wales (with
Northern Ireland even earlier at
The origin of such an
early start, introduced in
1870, had little to do with
education, says the Primary
Review report.
Entering full-time education
at such a tender age meant re-
ducing the malign influence of
Victorian feckless parents it
was about child protection and
social-conditioning rather than
-And it was an attempt to.
appease suspicious employers,
who were worried that starting
any later would remove their
supply of juvenile workers. An
early start meant an early school
leaving age.
The result remains with us
-and as a consequence one of
the-most distinctive characteris-
tics of English schoolchildren is
S-how little time they spend with
their family.
Children are full time in
" school up to three years ear-
lier than in Scandinavia and
the summer holidays in En-
gland and Wales are shorter
than anywhere else in the
European Union.
And the pressure on
schools is now to become "ex-
tended schools" which would
create an even longer day, with
optional activities before and af-
ter school hours.

But this is far from straighl-
forward territory. 1f children
were not in school, what would
be the impact on working par-
ents? Long hours in childcare
are already a reality for many
pre-school children.
Last year's teachers' con-
ferences heard concerns that
children were spending so
little time with their own
families that they were show-
ing signs of aggression and
de-socialisation, taking their
behaviour from their peer
group rather than absent
adult role models.
But what does it mean for
education standards?
'One of the most intriguing
statistics from international
comparisons is the lack of rela-
tionship between hours in the
classroom and educational
Finland, a global superstar in
education terms, is consistently
among the top performers. But
it is also at the very bottom of
the league in terms of the hours
spent in the classroom.
Finnish pupils start formal
education at seven and then en-
joy 11-week summer holidays -
and they end up with the high-
est educational standards in Eu-

Poland. a rapid-climber in
international education league
tables and overtaking England at
reading skills, is also another
country where pupils do not
start until the age of seven.
There is another egalitarian
argument for starting school
early. Pupils from poorer
homes, with parents who are
less able to help their learning.
might be held behind if they
didn't start lessons until six or
But a rather sobering set of
statistics published by the gov-
ernment earlier this year showed
that the length of time spent in
school does little to level the
playing field.
When pupils start school
at five, the children of more
affluent families are already
ahead. But this "attainment
gap", instead of closing gets
wider at each stage up to the
age of 16. As every year passes
in school, the results of the
richest and poorest grow fur-
ther apart.
There have been some other
cross-winds of concern about
children starting school before
they are ready. The government
has highlighted summer-born
children, whose parents could
now be given the right to delay


225-5912 225-7174

225-6508 227-5204

225-7082 227-5216



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably
qualified Manttfactlrers and Suppliers to tender for the
supply of:


Operating Load Range.

Closing Date for Tender will'be Thursday, February
21,2008. -

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted fiom
Purchasing Manager-Field at the address'below from
Monday, February 4, 2008: -

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161,3162
Fax: 592-222-3322


entry by a year.
It followed research show-
ing that the disadvantage of be-
ing the youngest in a year group
persisted right through primary
and secondary school. While

60.7%/ of September-born girls
achieved five good GCSEs. only
55.2% of August-born girls
achieved the same.
The Primary Review. taking
an overview of the evidence.

suggests that there is no clear
link between quantity and qual-
ity in education.
Or put another way, the
early bird doesn't necessarily
become the bookworm.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
(Extension of Closing Date)

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture
invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced bidders to
undertake the following projects:

a.) Supply of Fuel and Lubricants to the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority.
c.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
Regions 3, 4 and 5.
d.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
the East Demerara
e.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
the Boerasirie Water Conservancy.
f.) Construction of Irrigation check Structure at Parika, Region 3
g.) Repairs to Strathavon Drainage Sluice, East Coast Demerara,
Region 4

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority during normal working hours.

4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage
and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee
of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture for each bid document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand
corner "Tender for "

SBids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
NationalProcurement 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, 19t" 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 atterldat 09:00 h on.Tuesday, 19"
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
of the Inland Revenue Department.

8. All bids-must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less
than 2% of the bid sum.

9. 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 necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

2/8/2008, 5:17 PM


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The Public is hereby informed that the Offices of the Secretariat of the
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board with effect from the 18"'
February 2008 will be located at the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
Laboratory at the following address:

National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) Compound, Mon Repos,
East Coast Demerara.

Our new telephone and fax numbers will be as follows:
Telephone Office: 220-8880
Telephone Laboratory: 220-8836
Registrar: 220-7887
Fax: 220-8933

Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals

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

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

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

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

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
Convention used by Parliamentarians in the
Conduct of the Business of the National Assembly
4. Handbook for Members of the National Assembly

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

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

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

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

The Parliament Office
Public B'uildings
Brickdam, Stabroek
The closing date for submission of Tenders is on or before February 15, 2008


The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites Tenders for the following projects:
1. Procurement of Galvanised Steel Pipes
Bid Identification No. GWI- DFID- P001 -2008.
The successful bidder is required to procure Galvanised
Steel Pipes and deliver same to the Guyana Water Inc.
Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara.
2. Timehri Distribution Network Extension
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG P010 2008.
The works consist of the installation of approximately 2,600m
of 100mm diameter PVC distribution main, the construction
of air-valve and flow meter chambers; the installation of
appurtenances and road crossings, pressure testing and
connecting to the existing supply network.at Timehri, East
Bank Demerara.
Bid documents can be purchased from Monday, February 4, 2008, from the
Cashier: Guyana Water Inc., Shelter Belt, Vlissengen Road and Church Street,
Bel Air Park, Georgetown. Tel: 592 223 7263, Fax: 592 226 6059 for a
nonrefundable fee olfG$5.000 each.
Bids.for the "Procurement of Galvanised Steel Pipes" must be deposited into
the Tender Box located at National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board (NPTAB), Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown,
Guyana on or before 9:00hrs, Tuesday, February 26,2008.
Bids for the "Timehri Distribution Network Extension" must be deposited
into the GWI Tender Box located at GWI's Head Office, 10 Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, on or before 14:00hrs, Tuesday,
February 26,2008.


VSO and its local partner organizations will be implementing the ABLE
Guyana project with finding from the European Union. We are looking for a
dynamic and experienced Programme Support Officer who will assist in
managing the financial, administrative and logistical aspects of the ABLE
Guyana Project for the effective and efficient implementation of the whole
Qualifications and experience:
Degree in accounting/financial management or Level 2 of ACCA
professional qualification with at least 3 years experience
Solid practical experience in finance and administrative work with
increasing levels o responsibilities
Strong communication skills in order to develop and maintain good
relationships with project implementing partner organizations,
volunteers and staff
Fluency in oral and written English language
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Advanced level in using Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential.
PowerPoint skills would be an asset.
Previous experience with other international organizations or local
development organizations would be an asset
Previous experience working on an externally landed project would be
an asset
Commitment and compassion towards creating an inclusive society in
which disabled people can exercise their rights. Understanding of
disability context in Guyana would be an asset.
The post is Georgetown-based with occasional trips to the regions

Application forms and job descriptions can be uplifted from the VSO Guyana
office. Please contact the Programmne Supporl Manager or send e-mail requests
to vsoguyana(a@vsoint.org. Deadline for receiving applications is March 13,

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


VSO, 106/107 Lamnaha & Carmichael Sts, PO Box ', ..,I C ,.
1T,'1l. 11ltI : 227-O689/2.688 Fax: 226-8613 Email: vsoguyana@avsoint.org
Website: hitp://wwVw. ,ointlrnational.org

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Why do councils

love jargon?

(BBC News) Local councils have been warned oser a slew of jargon that baffles ordinary
people. but why do they lose to obfuscate?
The Local Government Association's list of 100 word that should not hbe used m communica-
tion with the general public makes for alarming reading
It ranges from the shghtly muddled such as "revenue stream" moneyl and "best practice"
right wa% to do things] to the downright flabbergatmng "predictors of beacomcity" [factors that
iught lead a local authority to be rewarded under a scheme for the good ones].
Some like "holistic governance" [which might be translated a- local government that tackles
dungs with regard to the whole rather than just parts] are based on actual words, while others like
"coternunosiry" [ha\ ing the same boundaries, hence also used to mean bodies. or persons acting in
concert] are adaptations of current vocabulary.
Examples hke "synergies" [co-operause working. or improved effects produced as a result of
combined action] get around difficult circumlocutions [using a number of words where a shorter
phrase or a single word would probably do].
But others might be seen as having been used to make a speaker or writer seem more impor-
tant or clever "Revenue stream" [meaning money or income] and "symposium" [or meeting] being
among the likely examples.
"Sometnmes it's people trying to impress. They think if the" write long, complicated sen-
tences and paragraphs it makes them appear super-intelligent. But actually. It's quite the oppo-
site." says Peter Grifiths, secretary of the Plain English Campaign
".Someimes it's a matter of just getting into a particular style ot wruing Perhaps their jargon
is easily understood by people they work w ith. It's when that jargon strays outside into the pub-
hc arena that it becomes totally meaningless.
And it must be said that many of the terms trawled up by the LGA over the course of the last
12 months are rarely, if ever. used in communication with ordinary council taxpayers. They may
be in internal documents, or in publicly available material that is likely to be read mainly by mem-
bers of the public who would be able to translate the information.
"Beaconicity" is from a Department for Communities and Local Government study and
"colerminosity" is hardly a common sighi in council leaflets. The government has a "minister for
transformatonal government".
But there are still plenty of terms that routinely cross over
Who has not seen leaflets or leners refemng to "best practice". "bonom-up" [based on ordi-
narN people], "community engagement" [getting ordinary people involved] and "stakeholder"
[organisation. or occasionally person. with a stake in the success of something] ?
And then are terms like "subsidiarnty" [the principle by which something should be done lo-
cally unless it is better done at a higher level of government] or "slippage" [delay] that occasion-
ally make it out into the wider world.
.And slippage is a classic example of another trend towards obfuscation that motivated by a
desire to hide a problem or failure.
"Collateral damage" [damage in a military operation to people or property that had not been
targeted] is the grandfather of this class of corporate speak. It both aiid, a circumlocution and at
the same time draws a ved over what is often the accidental killing of ci\ lians
Thus when a council talks of a "service dehliery failure" it man feel that is better than admnt-
ung to forgetting to empty. your bins
Karen Day, editor of the Local Government Chronicle, a weekly publication which has
highlighted some of the language that councils use. believes we should not heap blame on
those in town halls.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Inldicators
Friday, February 1, 2008 Thursday, February 7, 2008
SBuying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00 202.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 204.00 205.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 195.00 195.00 204.00 206.00
RBGL 200.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 197.00 198.33 203.67 205.38

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.96 203.76 -

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 GS203.25 i

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 162.17 175.83 188.00 '191.17

C. Pound Sterling

BankAverage 350.47 375.63 396.30 402.97

D. Euro

Bank Average 245.00 267.00 272.50 285.40

E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thu.. Jan. 31, 2008
TT$ = G$28.61
Bdos$= G$90.10 6 months 3.04125% US 6.50%
J$= G$ 4.45 year 2.84938% Guyana (wgt.) 13.80%
EC$= G$67.85
Belize$= G$ 94.81
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

ARIES -- The time for exploring new places and new ideas has come -- so tune ii
your wanderlust and get traveling! Plan a trip to a foreign land. Being intrigued'
new people and new cultures will energize you to a point that you niight final
understand what you really need to be doing with your life. The blinders, are coni
off. You are opening your mind to new ways of living, and although not every
cover is a revelation, most are at least terribly interesting.

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TAURUS -- Today, there is no need for you to rush around like a maniac;, desy
what the people around you might bd urging. A lot of the things you have been wo
ing toward are finally coming into being, and it's better if you just leave them alone
you keep trying to make things perfect, you'll only make them worse. So step ba
slow down, and try to keep yourself busy just having a good time. Take a long lui
or a long walk -- whatever will keep you peacefully distracted.

GEMINI -- When a suggestion is a good one, you should take it -- appearances
damned! So go ahead and take the good advice of friends and associates. Who care.
that means they'll know how much influence they have over you? By dbing w'
they suggest, you're doing the right thing -- and that's all that matters. Yo u-an't wo
about looking like you're completely independent now. Remember: It's never a g(
idea to cut off your nose to spite your face.

CANCER -- Your mental abilities aie hotter than ever before. But your quick mnn
going to be just one of the many skills you bring to the table today. Eloquence is ri
up there, too' The right words will always be right at the tip of'your toigde, and i
will be in plenty of situations to make the most of your wit. People are liiiiressed
your effortless charm today, so if you are going to a job interview or hAiing a t
date, your first impression will be dramatic and effective.

LEO -- Your brain is a big and vital organ -- and it's nowhere near even half f
Spend some time learning something new today, and you'll be doing something y
good for yourself. You'll also have, g lot of brainy fun. Go online and search a r
away country you've always wanted. to visit. Pick up a biography about! past pr -
dent. Find out once and for all what the best way to make an omelet ;is. It doe 't
matter what you discover, as long as it is something that makes you curious.

VIRGO -- Keep your distance from needy people for now and avoid letting them ,e
what's yours. It might make you feel a bit un-neighborly, but sharing resources h
disorganized people could have a very stressful effect on the relationship you I 'e
with them. Too many variables are at play, and the chances that you williemerge 1 n
the arrangement without losses are Veity slim. Define your boundaries today,.and >u
will be able to avoid making commitments that could come back to haunt you.

LIBRA -- Your time is extremely Valhable. Every minute of your day is as goc is
money, especially right now, when yoq are just so busy. Who deserves this vah le
commodity more than your family and friends? Easy -- nobody. Your friends id
family are your most worthwhile partners, so make some time for these people ( to
are so valuable to you). Plan a weekend with someone who is fun to- tlk to anm in
to go on adventures with. Enjoy having more one-on-one time with 6meone to
makes your life better.

SCORPIO -- Doing whatever you Want whenever you want is simply pot pos; le,
especially now, when you have madb so many commitments to so many people ;ut
if you try hard enough, you can stilljexert a lot of control over the coursepof the ay.
All you need to do is avoid conflict, Sq try to resist your natural urge to go ag ast
the crowd, because it could ruffle a few feathers. Just go with the flow and play ce.
You don't want to rock the boat whey you're this far out at sea! :

SAGITTARIUS -- Today, despite the tension that you can sense brewing undd the
surface, you should just focus on having fun. The impending drama is not some ung
you created, and it is absolutely not your responsibility. This is not about ignor' ga
problem or passing the buck -- it's about knowing what you can change and-what 'obu
cannot change. Keep things light with friends and family, too. It will help your. pu-
larity if you keep the vibe of the entire day easy and pleasant.

CAPRICORN -- A door is opening in your career, but it might require'yod to I'ave
your family for a while. Travel is something that you usually enjoy quite a bitr but
this time it could be a lot more work than you were expecting. There will be signifi-
cant pressure from the people you love, as well as pressure from your coworki s or
employers. Be prepared for the fact that no matter what decision you make, you will
need to do. some damage control. But don't fret: In the end, you can't make a bad

AQUARIUS -- Today, someone will ask you an insightful question that will cause
you to think twice about what you're doing with your free time. The patterns you
have developed in your social life are becoming a little bit boring -- what you need
right now is a new cast of characters, and a new agenda for fun. Reconnect with some-
one from your past who always made you smile, and see what they are up to. Isn't it
time you two caught up with what's going on in your lives?

PISCES -- Today, if you let yourself get drawn into a mystery, you will be giving
this mystery power over you. Don't try to figure out why things are happening the
way they are happening. Not only do you not ha\ enough time to waste on such
melodrama, you won't be very satisfied by the solution. So just roll with the punches
and try to get comfortable with the ambiguous elements of your life right now. Yorr
future will be full of them, too -- so the sooner you earn how the handle them, tl,.

2/8/2008. 5:19 PM

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Hello students,
There comes a time in your study when you become
bogged down with stressful thoughts about past
struggles. The PAST is gone; you cannot change it.
But you can do something about NOW. Look first at
planning your short-term future; the VERY NEXT
THING TO DO; the next fifteen minutes, hour, evening,
day, or week, which provides a useful manageable struc-
ture. Remember to make necessary adjustments to your
study to avoid stress and anxiety.
Be smart. Success comes with purpose, application,
and workable learning styles. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

Persuasive Writing
Writing the Sales Letter
All business letters have something to sell. The sales
letter is no exception. It must have a purpose either to
get prospects to come to your place of business, to think
of your firm when they are in the market for your prod-
uct; or to get them to place an order by return mail. In
any event, the effective sales letter requires careful
In planning a sales letter, you should do the follow-
ing things:
1. Determine the market.
2. Determine the aim of your letter.
3. Select the appeals that are appropriate to your
4. Organise your facts according to a logical, effec-
tive, clear, and easy-to-follow plan.
Here are the bodies of two letters below: The first
letter is sent to all known customers who previously had
made purchases at a popular store. The second letter
is sent to business executives in the community. No-
tice how each letter is geared for the particular mar-

Letter 1

Dear friend,
Put a red circle around March 7th on your calen-
dar! On March 7th our spectacular March Furniture
Sale begins and you will want to be at our store when
the doors open at 08:30.
Every piece of bedroom furniture will be reduced in
price from 10 to 60 percent. Just to give you two ex-
amples of the savings in store for you: a beautiful four-
piece Canadian Pine bedroom suite that originally sold
for $121,270.00 has been reduced to $48,568.00. Mat-
tresses and box springs that sold for $3,000.00 each will
be sold for $450.00 each. Every item you purchase
during this weekend-long sale will represent a substan-
tial saving to you.
You won't want to miss this sensational sale, so be
here early on March 7th. Remember, our Home Fur-
nishings Account calls for only 10 percent down, with
the remainder budgeted over a period of up to 36
Yours sincerely,

Letter 2

Dear Ms. Jordon,
Have you taken a good look around your office
lately? Is your furniture drab and shabby-looking?
Does your office give your firm the appearance of suc-
cess and prosperity or does it make your clients think
that your business is not doing very well?

If your office does not project the image you wish
to present, now is a good time for you to see our line
of office furniture. Every item is reduced 10 percent
during the month of April. Our decorators are special-
ists in office layout and furnishings. They can help you
select appropriate matching furniture, rugs, and drap-
eries and give free advice for the asking. You will be
under no obligation to make your purchases from us,
but you can't beat our low prices and large selection
anywhere else.
You can't afford to miss this once-a-year sale of of-
fice furniture and furnishings. So to take advantage
of our expert, free advice and substantial savings call
282-7193 and ask for Ms. Handier. She will be happy
to make an appointment to visit your office and help you
with your redecorating problems.
Yours sincerely,

Application Exercises
1. Bring to your class ten different sales letters or
magazine advertisements. Identify the sales appeal used
in each letter or advertisement and evaluate the effec-
tiveness of the appeal.
2. Suppose that you work part time for a photogra-
pher in your community. Excellent Service Studio, your
employer, specializes in wedding photographs. Write a
formal letter to be sent to women who have announced
their engagements in your local newspaper. Sell them
on having Excellent Service Studio take their wedding

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

Application Exercises
1. A box of grapefruit you ordered from Sweet &
Pink Grapefruit Limited, Industrial Estate, Greater
Stanleytown, arrives with some of the fruit spoiled. The
grapefruit was crated poorly and was marked "Keep
in a Cool Place." Write a letter of complaint.
2. Assume that you had bought a set of tyres from
a local dealer. You paid for them in six equal install-
ments that were recorded on your monthly payment
card. Even though you have paid all six installments in
full, you now receive two letters about incomplete pay-
ments for the tyres purchased. Write to Randy Day &
Night Service, PO Box 612R, requesting that the com-
pany (1) stop writing you such letters for the tyres, and
(2) write you confirming that your credit rating has not
been damaged.

Solution to "Complete Sentence and Sentence
(The first sentence fragment is done for you.)
1. i) Jaffette, having visited the science laboratory
innumerable times and being thoroughly skilled of spend-
ing time with the skeletons of ancient animals. (Sentence
ii) Jaffette, having visited the science laboratory in-
numerable times and being thoroughly skilled of spend-
ing time with the skeletons of ancient animals, saw that
some child had removed a number of tail bones from a
dinosaur (Complete sentence)

If a man's character is to be

abused, say what you will,
there's nobody like a relation
to do the business.
Vanity Fair, ch. 19

2. The milk pot beside the kettle on the fire is made
of aluminum. (Complete sentence)
3. In the evening Frank spends his time teaching
grown-up non-readers. (Complete sentence)
4. Skipping carelessly down the street, Benjamin
screaming like an injured sow. (Sentence fragment)
5. They may never again witness such display of loy-
alty in this land. (Complete sentence)'
6. The startled crowd of on-lookers, wearing only
their night dresses, stretching from one end of the street
to the other. (Sentence fragment)
7. Cleaned to thin tin, the cup lay invitingly in the
tray of rice. (Complete sentence)'
8. That was she, the tall lady disappearing behind
the low bush. (Complete sentence)'
9. Those flowering vines, so brightly coloured, were
planted by the present owner of the house. (Complete
10. The teacher shouting the dictation and watching
her assistant, our dear Carlton. (Sentence fragment)

The Poem

Come, let us also lift our hands,
We who do not remember the custom of prayer,
We who, except for the burning fire of love,
Do not remember any idol, any god.
Come, let us present a petition that Life, our beloved,
Will pour tomorrow's sweetness into today's poison;
That for those who have not strength for the bur-
den of the days,
May it make night and day weigh light on their eye-
For those whose eyes have not strength for seeing
the face of dawn,
May it light some candle in their nights;

For those for whose steps there is no assistance of
any road,
May it make some road luminous to their sight;
To those whose religion is pursuit of lying and hy-
May there come capacity to shake off the murderer's
The hidden secret of love is the fevered soul, with
Let us today make a covenant, and let its fever be
The word of Truth, which in the heart like a thorn,
Let us today accept, and the anguish be wiped out.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan (Translated by V.

What to Do
1. Discuss the poem in its entirety with a

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(BBC News) Scientists have been sailing across
the Atlantic in a bid to track down sand from the
Sahara Desert.
The team is trying to find out how the dust is affecting marine
biology and, in turn, the ocean's ability to soak up the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide.
The researchers encountered two large sand storms during their
cruise and recorded footage of their dust-drenched experience for
the BBC News website.
They followed the sand with the help of satellite images and
wind forecasts.
Eric Achterberg. principal scientist for the Natural Environment
Research Council (Nerc) funded Solas (Surface Ocean Lower At-
mosphere Study) expedition, said he was relieved to have encoun-
tered dust storm during Ith'e one-11ont1lh cruise.
Another expedition that took place t a o years ago had failed to
find any Saharan sand. lie said.
He told the BBC: "We encountered two dust storms: one lasted
lor about three days. the other was a big one that lasted for about
four to five days.
"We were on top of the ship, you could just see it coming -
there was a wall of dust coming towards us and it got very
hazy after that. The ship was covered in dust it was just fan-
"The dust from this one went all the wvay to south-west En-
gland; we heard reports that in Plymouth there was Saharan dust
on cars."

Each year. about 1.700 million tonnes of dust are produced by
deserts around the world and about. one third of this falls into the
The North Atlantic receives the most dust thanks to its prox-
imity to the Sahara Desert. This sprinkling of sand can be critical
for marine life in the area.
Dr Achterberg, who is from the National Oceanography Cen-
tre. Southampton. explained: "The dust releases nutrients to the
The sand particles contain nitrogen, phosphorous and iron,
wi which help to fuel the growth of microscopic plants.
"If these organisms girow. they take up more carbon dioxide
and remove it from the atmosphere," he said.
"If we understand how the dust functions here. \we will have a
heller idea of how the eco;system in the North Atlantic tiake up
carbon dioxide. howss quickly it takes it up and ho\w this changes
over time..
The international team of 28 scientists and technicians set off
from Tenerife on 5 January aboard UK research ship RSS Di)sco\-
cry and headed towards the west coast of Africa to hunt for Sa-
haran sand storms in the tropical and sub-tropical Allantic Ocean.
Dust storms are most common at sea during winter, and
the scientists were able to locate where they might occur by
using satellite images provided by Neodaas (Nerc Earth Ob-
servation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service), tracing wind
patterns as they came off of the Sahara and computer model
Each time they encountered a dust storm, a range of scientific

experiments would commence to find out how the Saharan s: .d
was influencing the ocean's chemistry and biology.
Early results from the experiments suggest that the sand s
affecting the growth of the nitrogen-fixing bacterial organ n
Dr Achterberg said: "It is clear these became more abun< it
during the dust st orm.
"These organisms require a lot of iron. which is supplied iy
the dust."
The data gained from the trip will be analysed back on 1 id
over the coming months.
The ultimalc aim of the expedition, said Dr Achterbcrg. \w: tc
look at the dynamic relationship between dust. marine organ, i
and carbon dioxide absorption.
\A well as increasing levels of carbon dioxide in It
atmosphere, climate change was also affecting dles, t
such as the Sahara and the amounts of nutrient-cont: -a
ing sand that they deposit in the seas and elsewhere. )i
Achterberg explained.
A recent report suggests that increases in rainfall levels ci :li
make deserts greener, w whilee other studies support the idea that theN
\ill grmi in si/e in some regions either way the amount of sanm
falling into the oceans, around the world could change.
Dr Achterberg said: "WMe want to ask: "If the dust levels wert
increased. what effects miEgh s nave in the ocean?'
"And we can do this by collecting dust, looking at its chem
istry, looking at its biology. Our project is the first real lool
at how dust is affecting our oceans."


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 490'h edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
9 weekly feature giving recipes and
tiDS on cooking in Guvana.

Miotre aiecaaent treats to w in your Vaentin e s learrt!

2 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 tsp Clhampion Baking Powder
1 2/3 cup sugar
I cup walnuts. chopped (opt)
1 cup milk
s_ stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan.
Whisk first 4 ingredients together. Add
nuts. Whisk milk. butter and vanilla
together. Pour over dry ingredients and
blend well. Pour into pan.

I cup sugar
I cuip packed dark browns sugar
'1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1-3/4 cup very hot water

Whisk sugars together. Gradually add
water and stir until smooth. Gently pour
over batter. Bake about 401 minutes, until
cake is firm to touch. Don't overbake.

To serve: Spoon fudge sauce from bottom
over each piece. Great with whipped cream
or vanilla ice cream.

'_ cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
I cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 large eggs
02 cup unsifted all purpose flour
pinch of salt
",'. cup coarsely chopped toasted nuts. optional

2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup sited Championi Icing Sugar
I tablespoon cream

1 tablespoon butter
I ounce unsweetened chocolate

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Line an S inch square pan with Ioil: lightly
butter bottom and sides. In a double boiler or
inla mictrowave,- melt butter and chocolate. Stir
in sugar and peppermint extract. Add beaten
eggs, stirring until smooth. Add flour and salt:
stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at
350F oIr 20 to. 25 minutes. Cool. Lift
brownies fiom pan by foil edges aInd frost.

Icing: Beat butter, peppermint, Clhampion
Icing SiuIar and cream in a small bowl.
Spread on brownies.

Glaze: In a double boiler or in a microwave,
S, melt together the chocolate and butter.
SDrizzle this over the icing.
Refrigerate till well chilled.
Cut into 3/4 inch x 2 inch sticks.

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By Jayson Rodriguez
Kanye West has been tapped to perform at the Grammy Awards
on Sunday, the Recording Academy announced Friday (Feb-
ruary 8).
According to reports, the Chicago rapper, who leads this year's
pack with eight nominations, has been in rehearsals performing his
hit "Stronger" from his recent album, Graduation, along with "Hey
Mama" from his sophomore effort, Late Registration.
It's widely believed that West will honor his mother, the late
Donda West, with his Grammy performance. On November 10,
Donda died of a heart attack related to pre-existing health condi-
tions and complications from plastic surgery.
Kanye performed the same two songs overseas during his Glow
in the Dark Tour as a tribute to his mother. During a stop in Paris a
week after his mother's death, however, West was visibly shaken
and couldn't finish "Hey Mama." He cut the song short after being
unable to continue and ended the show with "Stronger."
The very next tour date, however, in Belgium, West was able
to pull himself together and gave a stirring speech dedicated to his
mother. In online videos of the performance, West proudly pro-
claimed, "[These songs are for] problems that we're going through
... hard times. Who would ever have thought that these same songs
would have to help me?"
West also included a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"
as a part of the tribute.
Inquiries made by MTV News to representatives for the
Grammy Awards and Def Jam were not returned as of press time.
West's performance, along with a strong critical buzz for Gradu-
ation are leading many to predict that this is the year the belea-
guered rap star will finally win the coveted Album of the Year award.
He's hardly bitten his tongue in the past regarding his desire and
right to win.
"I really believe I can take home that Album of the Year


C ,, ',. S. .t

..denies split with

Young Buck

By Jayson Rodriguez
50 Cent's clothing company, G-Unit Clothing, ha-, oll'iciallN
severed ties with its parent company, Marc Ecko Enltrprisis.
it was announced Friday (February 8).
Rumors swirled that the rapper's four-year-old cl-.iliin.t i:..i-
pany was on its last leg with Ecko, and on Friday m".rning. 'all-I
ers at G-Unit Clothing were notified that they would be Ili G:.
Earlier this week, hip-hop news maven Miss Info ieprined on
her Web site that 50 would likely retain complete ownership uf the
brand and attempt to relaunch the line with another rnianul.acturer.
A similar situation occurred with Eve's clothing line Fciiel. jInd
Marc Ecko Enterprises. The female rap star's line, ho.. e '.cti filed
to garner much attention after the split.
The partnership between 50 Cent and Ecko beg.,n in ,pring
2003. As an exploding superstar, 50 entered into a number ,f hu,,-
ness, including a partnership with Reebok and, most Ianioul', I
stake in Glac6au VitaminWater.
Recently, a commissioned G-Unit showroom and ffitc for 51.1
were placed in the Marc Ecko Enterprises compound in New 'ork.
It's unknown as of press time whether 50 would continue to work
out of the building. Calls placed to representatives for Marc Ecko

award at the Grammys," West told MTV News in July. "I've
won my awards, but they've always been a category: 'hip-hop,'
'rap.' I wanna win Song of the Year, Album of the Year. I wanna
deliver this album." (mtv.com)

Enterprises were not returned as of press time.
Sources close to G-Unit Clothing told MTV News on Friday
they first heard of the potential split just this week, on Wednes-
day, as the rumors began. It wasn't until Friday morning that em-
ployees were notified firsthand.
This week has been an eventful one for 50 Cent: He appeared
on DJ Kay Slay's satellite-radio show to refute claims he was kick-
ing Young Buck out of the crew. The Tennessee rap star didn't join
the rest of the camp on a tour overseas recently, and when 50
dropped his latest mixtape, Buck's contributions were limited. Young
Buck also told a radio DJ he was dismayed by the lack of commu-
nication at the time, but pledged his loyalty to G-Unit.
50 dismissed the incidents as pure coincidence.
"During the international tour, Buck was scheduled to go
on the Young Rich Tour, that was the tour [his manager] Sha
Money [XL] was putting together for him and Rich Boy," 50
told Kay Slay. "I didn't know that didn't materialize while I
was overseas, but that's why you didn't see Buck overseas with
us. And he was just in Nashville while I was in New York the
weekend we decided to put the tape together.


No, we are not

married: Saif, Kareena
ACTORS Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor said reports
of their marriage, published in a city paper today, were
'untrue'. The report said the couple was married in a se-
cret do on Wednesday. Said Saif, "I definitely going to get
married to Kareena, but not before three or four years."
According to sources close to the couple, the two were 145
km apart Saif in Alibag, Kareena in Mumbai when the
marriage was supposed to have taken place. However, the two
did meet up late at night when Saif reached the city to meet
"Kareena has already made it clear in a function a week ago
that she will get married only after the next five years. Besides,
the two are too close to their families to exclude them from
their wedding.
While Kareena is close to her mother Babita and sis-
ter Karishma, Saif is close to his mother Sharmila and
sister Soha. There will be no wedding without them," said
a source close to the couple. (bollywoodstars.com)

'Indiana Jones 4': Expert
Says 'Crystal Skull' Could
Belong To An Alien
By Shawn Adler
Did you happen to see the crystal skull from the latest Indi-
ana Jones flick online recently? The image tore across the
Internet like wildfire Monday before it was taken down by
Paramount lawyers.
Harvard professor of archaeology and crystal-skull expert Marc
Zender saw it and it's like nothing he's ever seen before, he ex-
citedly told MTV News.
"The dentition, vestigial nose orifice, massive eye cavities and
dolichocephaly [or 'long-headed-ness,' to a layperson] put this thing
into a very different class of entity," Zender said, describing the
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" centerpiece.
"It looks foreign really strange."
The skull might even be strange enough to conclusively prove
a key plot point in the film, Zender thinks. When we last spoke
with the acclaimed scholar almost immediately after the title for
the fourth film was announced at

divergent theories on the origins of
crystal skulls and what their pow-
ers could be in the Indy universe.
Now he's almost certain
which one it really is. But if his
explanation seems a little out of
this world, well, don't worry, he
n laughed, it's supposed to be.
"hDefinitely not human, no
doubt about it," Zender said of
the skull's structure, indicat-
ing that it obviously comes
from an alien culture. "It's got
a mixture of the alien's mouth
from those movies with
HARRISON Ford in "Indiana Sigourney Weaver [the 'Alien'
Jones and the Kingdom of series] and then really, really
the Crystal Skull" big eyes."

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