Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00285
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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: 02-17-2008
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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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lccn - sn 93049190
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student dies

after campus

"DADDY, all I was trying to do is to make peace," were Den-
nis Edghill's final words to his father before he succumbed to
stab wounds he sustained while trying to stop a fight at the
University of Guyana's Turkeyen campus Friday evening.
The UG student succumbed later that evening while in the op-
erating theatre of the Georgetown Hospital.
Edghill, 23, of Haslington, East Coast Demerara, was rushed to
the hospital after he was stabbed in the neck and abdomen by an-
other man during Ca-
reerDay observances at
the University's cam- i.. ,...
pus Friday evening:
According to a rela-
tive of the deceased, the
incident occurred
around 19:30 h while
Edghill, who was pur-
suing a Degree in Pub-
lic Communications at
the institution, was on h
The relative indi-
cated that the incident
stemmed from Edghill's
intervention in an alter-
cation between a male
and female student,
when another youth,
who is a friend of the
male student, stabbed DEAD: Dennis Edghill
When this newspaper visited Edghill's home yesterday, a group
of his university colleagues was there discussing the incident, while
his mother wept uncontrollably as relatives and friends tried to con-
sole her.
Relatives said the assailant was still at large, while the police
are conducting investigations.
However, a relative of the deceased said the young man identi-
fied the assailant to them before he died since he was conscious
when he arrived at the hospital, but lapsed into unconsciousness
shortly after.
Relatives were still trying to come to grips with the tragic inci-
dent which has left many in a state of despair. Colleagues described
Edghill as a "jovial" individual who always enjoyed a good joke.
A close relative of the deceased, reminiiscing on some of the
good times they shared together, indicated that Edghill had inten-
tions of joining his elder brother in the Army and refuted reports
that the victim had a firearm in his possession when he was at-
Edghill was a member of the Guyana Amateur Swimming As-
sociation and competed in martial arts at the national level.
Edghill, who would have turned 24 in August, was the last
of six children. He leaves to mourn his patients, two brothers
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE. February d17,,.2008

Government will not have

any talks with criminals

- Presi

President Bharrat Jagdeo has cl
said his Government will not Ja
be having any dialogue with su
the criminals who perpetu- m
ated the brutal slaying of
eleven persons, including five th

Guyanese bl

Piarco due to
National Secur

Guyanese nationals have
been refused entrance into
this country by Immigration
authorities because they have
provided false information on
their travel documents, says
National Security Minister
Martin Joseph.
Joseph made the disclosure
at the post-Cabinet news con-
ference, at Whitehall, Port-of-
Spain, on Thursday, when asked
by the Express if he was aware
that Guyanese nationals were
being turned away by Immigra-
tion Officers at the airports and
whether it was a result of the re-
cent massacre in that country.
"I have heard of such
claims. I have also heard that
such a development occurred re-
cently as a result of what is tak-
ing place in Guyana. That is not
the case," said Joseph.
"Immigration is faced with
a challenge which relates to
Guvanesen nationals coming to


e ltions during a special interview
I fat the Office of the President
W' e t with officials of the National
Communications Network
children, at Lusignan on (NCN).
ildrenary 26, at Lusignan onse to "Let me make it clear. I don't
anuary 26, in response to
suggestions by some that know what the people who are
suggestions sby some that urging us to have dialogue with
laybe this should be done.
The Head of State was at the criminals want us to say to
e time responding to ques- them. Should I say to them that
e time responding to ques- e will forgive you for the kill-
ings in Lusignan? We will forgive
t you for all the other killings?
ranked at The killing of the eight people in
Agricola? The killing of so many
f lse i|nf others. if you come in peace-
I I I U fully? Should I say that to
SI them?" the President queried.
ity Minister The Head of State said he is
not going to say anything of the
uyanese nationals, where the sort since they (the criminals) have
formation in their passports to pay for what they have done.
oes not mesh with some of "And we're going to hunt
ie realities that exist. And in them down and make them pay
ose circumstances Immigra- for what they did. So I don't
on has been extremely vigilant know, the people who are urg-
s it relates to allowing entry ing us to talk to these criminals,
ito Trinidad and it has abso- what they want me to say to
itely nothing to do with a de- them?"
berate effort on the part of the President Jagdeo suggested
government to deny entry of P agde sgested
government to deny entry of instead that those making the call
3uyanese nationals," said Jo- for such talks should themselves
eph. try to have dialogue with the
Joseph said immigration criminals.
officials are detecting a high I urge them to do that to
umber of false information see if they can broker some ar-
eing declared, and they are rangement with these criminals,
mandated to do their job and out of the goodness of their
great with this as would be the hearts that they would stop kill-
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to go.after these people and get
them," the Head of State said
Asked about the intelligence
capacity of the Joint Forces to
capture the criminals, President
Jagdeo said that should these
persons who may be in contact
with the criminals know where
they are, they should tell the se-
curity forces.
"That has been the problem.
Not that we don't have the ca-
pacity to engage, but it is the in-
telligence on where they are.
Now another group I've seen has
said that these people are insur-
gents that they are fighting for a
cause," the President stated.
The President said that the
issue is not about politics, race
or religion, but about the de-
cent people in every race and in
every religion and in all politi-
caLparties against criminals.
"So, when they say that it
is an insurgence fighting for a
cause for power sharing, I won-
der how serious these people
could be; maybe that is why
many of them stayed quiet
when the same criminals killed
eight Guyanese of African de-
scent in Agricola ;because how
could these insurgents be fight-

ing for an African cause and
then slaughter eight persons
there?" he asked
Recalling that one person
was even beheaded during the
Agricola killings, President
Jagdeo again queried how such
gruesome killings could be for
the same cause.
"So it clearly runs counter
to what they are suggesting. On
one hand, I see many of them
coming up and linking this to
insurgency, everybody in the
newspapers... but they are not
answering the Agricola ques-
tion. How is it that these insur-
gents fighting for an African
cause would slaughter eight per-
sons there?"
The President then recalled
further that the most wanted
criminal who is believed to be

heading the gang of killers had
said that the reason he is killing
people is not for any cause, but
because someone had his girl-
friend, which counters what
several others have been saying
in the media.
"So clearly, these people,
the so-called insurgency propo-
nents, are looking for any op-
portunity. They would use even
the vilest of crime to pursue a
particular cause.. So you see the
contradictions there; and unfor-
tunately the news media have
been inundated with these
people, these voices," the Head
of State contended.
He concluded that most of
what is being heard and seen
in the media are not the
voices of decent Guyanese,
but of propagandists. (GINA)


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- President George W. Bush
on Saturday threw his weight
behind a power-sharing deal
to end a bloody political cri-
sis in Kenya as he flew into
neighboring Tanzania on an
African tour.
Bush arrived from Benin to
begin the second and longest leg
of a five-nation journey that will
also take him to Rwanda, Ghana
and Liberia.
He will not visit Kenya,
which is torn by the worst cri-
sis in its history following a dis-
puted December election, but is
sending Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice there on
Monday to back mediation by
former U.N. chief Kofi Annan.
Bush was greeted by Tan-
zanian President Jakaya
Kikwete, who has been
lauded by U.S. officials for
democratic and economic
progress in the east African
country, which will be the
centrepiece of the U.S.
leader's tour of the continent.
During his brief stop in
Benin, Bush stepped up the
pressure on Kenyan government
and opposition leaders to end a
post-election crisis that has
killed around 1,000 people and
left 300,000 hon-eless.
Rice's mission was "aimed at
having a clear message that there be

no violence and that there ought to
be a power-sharing agreement,"
Bush told reporters after holding
talks with Benin President Thomas
Boni Yayi.
U.S. officials said the United
States was ready to sanction any
individuals who sought to obstruct

Kenyan peace moves.
Bush, accompanied by his
wife Laura, was welcomed by
a marching band of soldiers
in red tunics and traditional
dancers and drummers wear-
ing shirts and skirts deco-
rated with his image.

US President George W. Bush (L) is congratulated by
Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi after being presented
with the Grand Cross of the National Order of Benin in
Cotonou, Benin, February 16,2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young)


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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) A suicide car bomb outside a Pakistani election candidate's office
killed 37 people in the violent northwest on Saturday, the last day of campaigning for an
election meant to complete a transition to civilian rule.
Separately, police in the ".)uih of the country said they had foiled another attack planned for
polling day on Monday.
Campaigning for the election to a new parliament and pro% incial assemblies has been over-
shadowed by security fears, especially since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed in a
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V,.,ting was postponed ir,.,m JanuarN 8 after Bhuito's assassmnaton. which raised fears about
the nuclear-armed country's .iabilily.
Saturday's bomb attack f..ok place in the town of Parachinar in the Kurram region on the Af-
ghan border which has seen bloody .ecltaan clashes between majority Sunni Muslim militants and
minority Shi'ites in recent months.
Supporters of a candidate backed by Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) were going into
his office after a rally.
"The car was full of explosives and it was rammed into the crowd as they were entering my
office," the candidate, Riaz Huisain Shah iold Reuters He said he was not there at the time.
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near a polling station, ahead of the general elec-
tion, in Karachi February 16, 2008. (RElUTERS/Athar Hussain)

Prayer and protest on eve

of Kosovo independence

(Reuters) Serbs held a day
of prayer and protest on Sat-
urday on the eve of the seces-
sion of their cherished prov-
ince Kosovo, whose Albanian
majority has struggled for its
own state for almost two de-
"We are all expecting some-
thing difficult and horrible,"
Bishop Artemije, the head of the
Serbian Orthodox Church in
Kosovo, told hundreds of Serbs
at the St Dimitrije church in the

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"Our message to you, all
Serbs in Kosovo, is to remain in
your homes and around your
monasteries, regardless of what
God allows or our enemies to
do," he said.
Kosovo's parliament will
declare independence on
Sunday, almost nine years
since NATO went to war to
save the province's 90-percent
Albanian majority from a
wave of killings and ethnic
cleansing by Serb forces try-
ing to crush a rebel insur-
The declaration will be
made during a parliamentary
session in the capital Pristina
due to begin at 3.00 p.m. (11

a.m EST), according to the
schedule of events leaked to me-
dia on Saturday.
In Belgrade, more than
1,000 people gathered with ban-
ners, flags and religious icons to
protest against the loss of land
many consider their religious
heartland, steeped in history and
the site of dozens of centuries-
old Orthodox monasteries.
"We're ready to fight for
Kosovo," said protester Ivan
Ivanovic. "Kosovo will be re-
turned to us, we'll never accept
its independence."
They delivered a petition
to the embassy of current Eu-
ropean Union president
Slovenia, condemning the
EU's support for Kosovo's "il-
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-$120M spent on incomplete Oncology Centre,

opposition calls for Commission of Enquiry

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Over $100 million has been spent
on the construction of the National Oncology Centre, which,
to date, remains incomplete, Health Minister Jerry Narace said
He added that the entire project had been riddled with prob-
lems from the contractors, who made requests for more money.
Narace said the project was faced with issues from the firing of
the construction contractor to a court proceeding against the Gov-
ernment by another contractor over the centre.
He disclosed this information in response to questions from
Opposition MP Dr Hamza Rafeeq at Friday's Parliament sitting at
the Red House, Port-of-Spain.
Hours after Narace revealed in the Parliament that the contract
for the $340 million Oncology Centre had gone awry, the Opposi-
tion UNC-A called for a Commission of Enquiry into Government
contracts, charging that Government was condoning "official cor-
ruption in the procurement and tendering process of agencies of the
State". -- N
Speaking at a news conference during the tea-break, Chief
Whip Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj said the Commission of En-
quiry should examine the purchase, tendering and leasing arrange-
ments for the two blimps, as well as scrutinise the award of con-
tracts and consultancies by "runaway horse" UDeCOTT. He said
the enquiry should also look at the purchase of properties by
Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday said the commission should
contain nominees from various interest groups, to ensure balance.
SMaharaj said corruption was taking place "across the

Flashback: April 11,2007, then health minister John Rahael
views a scale model of the National Oncology Centre
during the sod-turning ceremony at the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope. (Photo: KENRICK
board" in all ministries and State agencies, and there was al-
most a complete abandonment of the tendering rules and pro-
cedures. Saying that it was even worse in State enterprises,
he said: "With billions of taxpayer dollars, contracts are be-
ing determined by one person in a State enterprise."

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Resident Magistrate at the Cor-
porate Area Family Court, Pansy
Primo Griffith, says collabora-
tion between different agencies
in society was needed to stem the
alarmingly high levels of carnal
abuse cases in the country.
The RM was speaking Fri-
day during the Corporate Area
Family Court's annual parenting
"The only thing we can do is
(have) sessions like these parenting
seminars and counselling (with the)
assistance of counsellors, social
workers and mediators," she said.
'The media can also help by high-
lighting the positives and not the
RM Primo Griffiths said that
hundreds of cases of carnal abuse
and molestation appear before the

courts on a yearly basis.
In 2006. The Women's Cen-
tre of Jamaica Foundation, with
offices islandwide, reported see-
ing an average of 55 pregnant
young girls per year, ages 12-13,
during the period 2002-2006.

The parenting seminar, held
at the Family Court at 55A
Duke Street, sought to address
the ills which arise from poor
parenting. The legal age of con-
sent is 16.
Themes presented and dis-
cussed included parenting skills,
dealing with pre-teens and teens,
understanding and coping with
issues affecting children with
special needs, the importance of
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support one's children.
In her advice to the partici-
pants, Chief Justice Zaila
McCalla. who was the guest
speaker at the event, stressed the
importance of good parenting in
forging a healthy society.
"Our children do not act in
isolation or independently, their
behaviour as you have learnt, is
learnt," she said. "How often do
we as parents express disap-
pointment at something that our
children do and yet, if we are

honest and we examine our-
selves, we realise they are mod-
elling our own behaviour?"
Chief Justice McCalla en-
couraged parents to make use of
books on parenting and to seek
advice from professionals when
unsure. She also urged parents
to set limits for their children
and to define rules and to en-
force them promptly.
: RM Primo Griffith also called
on fathers, who did not number as
many as the.mothers, to also sup-
port their children.
"I would make a call to
absentee fathers to play a role
in the: lives of their children
because fathers should be
mentors to their children,"
she said.

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Kamla: Trinidad schools
now 'war zones'
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Describing the nation's schools as "war
zones", Siparia MP Kamla Persad-Bissessar revealed that 41.8
per cent of secondary students in Forms One to Four had been
physically attacked on one or more times over the past 12 months
according to a recent survey.
She said the survey indicated that 42.9 per cent of students
had been in a physical fight one or more times during the past
four months and 46.6 per cent of students had been injured one
or more times during the last six months.
The "Trinidad and Tobago Fact Sheet" of the Global School-
based Students Health Survey on Injury and Violence in the
Schools, was released on February 13, 2008, Persad-Bissessar
She was speaking in the House of Representatives during
the Teaching Service Compensation Bill which is designed to
provide compensation for teachers injured on the school com-
"Not a single one of those students (in that survey) have
been placed by the UNC administration in any school", Persad-
Bissessar thundered, adding: "I want to make this point because
I have heard it ad nauseum 'blame the UNC', which introduced
universal secondary education, for the violence in the schools,"
she stated.
The more recent figures represent a deteriorating situ-
ation, Persad-Bissessar stated, pointing out that according
to a 2007 survey done by the Centre for Criminology and
Criminal Justice, 27 per cent of the nation's school chil-
dren used force to get something, 26 per cent were caught
using a weapon, 17 per cent stole something and 16 per-
cent were involved in gang misbehaviour. "That is 16 per
cent of 267,000 children you are talking about, high
numbers...so what happening in school is no different from
what is happening in Laventille and the rest of the society.
And the Government is unable to deal with these issues
on either front," she lamented.

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.\ppican.ts~ should possess:

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recognizeld U nivcrsiiy w ith at least I veal

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IN EXPRESSING my viewpoint in this editorial space last
Sunday on 'Crime and Politics' in Guyana today, I had
alluded to the jeers to which the security forces are be-
ing subjected from armed and dangerous criminals and
the challenge the security force face to effectively crack
the networks of the criminal underworld.
Since then, there has been the very surprising devel-
opment of two well-known public figures, one a priest and
educator, the other a social scientist and political activ-
ist-both good men of admirable qualities-calling and
supporting, respectively, for the authorities to engage in
dialogue with people described as "terrorists" or "armed
Is this really intended to be an innovative exercise,
or a call that reflects the frustration, the pain, the
disillusionment abroad in this country?
Underlying the advocacy for this sensational approach
is the thinking, as reflected in media reports, that it would
help "to get to the root cause" why such "terrorists" or
"criminals" are engaging in activities that pose serious
threats to the rule of law and spread fear among the
The immediate response from the government-vary-
ingly voiced by President Bharrat Jagdeo and Dr Roger
Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat-was an
expected firm, absolute "no" to any such "dialogue".
For a start, the security forces could hardly be ex-
pected to support any such initiative. What is the profile
of these "terrorists" and/or "dangerous criminals" with
whom dialogue should take place?
Except for those known to be wanted by the police
for murder-multiple murders in some cases-armed rob-
beries and other serious crimes, or those brazen and
callous enough to openly identify themselves with the re-
cent mindless slaughter at Lusignan-like Rondel
"Fineman" Rawlins-who are these domestic "terrorists",
these armed criminals" eligible or entitled for engagement
in dialogue?
Thankfully, Guyana is not faced with a challenge from
any so-called "liberation army" or group of "insurgents"
locked in a struggle against an illegitimate government
for either democracy, freedom or justice.
Rather, this nation, struggling to overcome the bitter
seeds sown, prior to and sinde independence, for per-
petuating ethnic strife; the politics of destabilisation and
a trademark defiance of the rule of law that mocks the
expressed will of the electorate, is today faced with men
armed with guns, hate and greed, but lacking in decency
and courage, to face the courts for the crimes they are
So, who are these unidentified 'terrorists" worthy of
engagement by the authorities? No group has come for-
ward to claim identification with "terrorists" or
"criminals" and you have interest in dialogue with the
In the absence of any specific profile of these "terror-
ists", it challenges the imagination how the "authorities"
can be involved in any dialogue with them. Or, for that
matter, on what basis can relevant officers of the security
forces participate in such dialogue when the circum-
stances require that the due process of law be enforced
in dealing with such elements?
Will the "terrorists" emerge, with or without guns, from
their hideouts or havens for secret dialogue? How will
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what next?
A couple months ago I was taking an animal into the GSPCA
when I noticed a young man with a sick dog. As the dog turned
his face in my direction I could not believe it; those incred-
ible blue eyes and beautiful face told me he was a Husky.
The poor dog seemed to have a lot of problems and since there
was no vet at the clinic at that time the administrator recommended
two vets close by- Dr Mclean and Dr Lawrence. As the young
man led the dog out the door the poor thing was so lethargic he
could hardly stand up. I wanted to ask the person why he had a
cold weather dog in Guyana but he was gone before I had the
Over the past 10 years I have noticed here an increasing num-
ber of dogs imported from around the world, including many breeds
from colder northern climates. It seems that more people are buy-
ing dogs because they are cute, handsome or strong, and giving too
little thought to their ability to adapt to our local climate.
On a recent TV programme, one of the persons interviewed said
that he could bring into Guyana any breed of dog the buyer might
desire. I think there should be some kind of controls to prevent the
import of breeds that are known not to do well in tropical climates
and breeds commonly used in dog fighting, such as the American
pit bull.
I hope the good people at the Ministry of Agriculture will take
note and set out guidelines for the import of breeds of dogs coming
into this country.-Guyana already has-too many suffering-dogs;-it
should not allow the import of animals that cannot live a healthy
life in our tropical climate.
Give priority to helping our common breeds; adopt a dog
from the GSPCA and spay & neuter your animals to prevent


the agenda for such an encounter be determined? Who will
be the "impartial" or independent "observers" at such talks?
Are we running the risk of indulging in fairytale sce-
narios at a very 'dark time' when men, driven by hate and
greed, murder men to build their reputation for glamorized
notoriety, one soaked in the blood of even innocent chil-
No opposition party, here has yet done, in the face of
rampant, mind-boggling crimes, what their parliamentary
counterparts are doing in other CARICOM states-directly
engaging in dialogue with law enforcement agencies on
the whys and hows of effectively upholding the rule of law,
and offering their cooperation.
CARICOM countries where opposition parties and/or
civic society groups are demonstrating such keen interest,
include the two that currently top the chart of "crime-crisis
societies"-Jamaica, the so-called "murder capital" of the
Western Hemisphere (on a per capital basis); and Trinidad
and Tobago, reputedly the "kidnapping centre" of the
Greater Caribbean.
In contrast, here in Guyana, the leader of the main op-
position PNCR, Robert Corbin, whose party remains con-
sistent in adopting positions that have the effect of under-
mining public support for the security forces, is now calling
for an "independent probe" into the "Lusignan massacre".
It is quite troubling for someone who has had years of
experience in government to call for such an "independent"
(sic) inquiry while showing no interest in structured engage-
ments for cooperation with the security forces-as opposi-
tion parties are doing elsewhere in CARICOM.
Unless Mr. Corbin is seeking to appease some of his
more strident public critics here and abroad, among them
a former close ally running a self-serving public relations
outfit in the USA under the banner of "democracy and
human rights", he should instead consider pursuing dia-
logue with the law enforcement agencies to help in uphold-
ing the rule of law.
Imagine the consternation of friendly donor nations, cur-
rently involved in the battle against international terrorism,
being expected to provide assistance for a government
of our Caribbean Community that genuflects-under pres-
sure-to have dialogue with domestic terrorists seemingly
bent on mocking the rule of law in the slaughtering of
people, at times in groups of five, eight or eleven-of all
races, even if more from one ethnic group than the other.
Dialogue with armed criminals to find out what THEY
want? The good people who feel frustrated enough to
make such an appeal and those who have endorsed it,
should think again.
They are capable, in my view, of offering constructive
suggestions\ instead of unintentionally giving
unwarranted comfort.to criminals. Such elements are re-
ally greedy cowards hiding behind guns and burdened with
hatred, while lacking the courage and decency to have their
grievances arbitrated in accordance with the rule of law.
Let us not,"therefore, be tempted into making a farce
of what this' country ~teeds now more than ever-triumph
of the rule of law 'gainist those bent on wasting human lives,
spreading fear-and:iwrecking social and economic devel-


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No dialogue with

murdering criminals
Please permit me to join with all the others who have expressed
condolences to the family and friends of the late Deryck Ber-
nard. Although I have never met him in person, based on what
I have gleamed from his writings and the manner in which he
conducted himself, I concluded quite a while back that Mr. Ber-
nard belonged to that rare breed of Guyanese who do not al-
low themselves to be consumed by ethnocentric perspectives
and blinkered politics.
He always seemed to strive for objectivity and fairness even
when it meant affirming those who did not belong to his political
circle, even if they were of opposing practice. Indeed Mr. Bernard
conducted himself with decency, humanness and patriotism, quali-
ties that are significant by their absence in many of our leading poli-
ticians. His loss is a tragedy to Guyana, especially so at a time
when our nation is in dire need of men of his calibre.
Secondly let me state with absolute conviction that I disagree
with Freddie Kissoon and Randy Persaud that there is an insur-
gency in Guyana. I believe that these goodly gentlemen, probably
too much influenced by their academia underpinnings, have at-
tempted to connect disparate dots to suppose a holistic structure
where none actually exists, and in doing so have mistaken the trees
for the forest.
I will address this issue more fully in a later letter; but suffice
it is to say that the same literature they refer to clearly indicates
that the elements of even a phase one level of insurgency are ab-
sent from the landscape in Guyana.
Thirdly while I[have a-great-deat-of-regard for Eusi-Kwayana
and Father Malcolm Rodrigues, and I certainly recognize their roles
in the struggle for the return of democracy in Guyana, I must join
with many others, including the government, in stating that there
should not be any dialogue with murdering criminals who some
would deem 'freedom fighters'.
At the same time, I also join the call for the government to cre-
ate and implement a viable security plan that would include flush-
ing out and capturing these criminals from their lair in the backlands
of Buxton and elsewhere.
And since it seems obvious that merely clearing the
backlands would not get the job done, as the criminals, ad-
equately warned in advance, would simply move elsewhere.
Perhaps the army's renowned jungle unit should be used to
cordon off and sweep through these backlands. After all this
is exactly what they're trained for.


Stop breeding

puppies for sale
Last week while walking along Regent Street, I observed in a
side entrance leading to the back, two dogs engaged in an act
of reproducing and sitting not far away was a man I assumed
was in full awareness of this action.
I approached him and gently enquired whether he owned these
two dogs and if he was intentionally breeding puppies and for what
reasons, as I was curious. He replied that he will be selling the pup-
pies and if I was interested in buying one or two.
Well, I got livid and to control my anger already in full gear I
had to restrain myself to get his attention, since I needed to con-
tinue this conversation in an appropriate manner to help him un-
derstand that what he is doing is profiting and taking advantage off
the lives of innocent and voiceless dogs to benefit his pocket.
I proceeded to ask the name of his dogs to which he replied
they have none, just there to serve his purpose. Gone are the days
of Lassie and Rover, loved and justly respected by owners. Pup-
pies born out of undue pregnancies instituted by a culture of people
for the purpose of selling to earn a living or to subsidise their liveli-
hood is morally and humanely wrong. Get a real job, people, like
everyone else.
I asked him whether his female dog had produced pups before
and he replied once, five puppies but they were stolen from his
bottom house where he left them in a carton box overnight, or maybe
they jumped out and left his unfenced yard. Well I got livid again
and firmly stated that those puppies will grow up on the streets,
reproducing and reproducing a cycle of puppies, and if he could
find it in his heart to understand the sin he committed of endanger-
ing their pure lives with unwanted troubles. I pointed to homeless
dogs on the street and cautioned him that he is contributing with
the escape of his five pups to a serious problem all across the coun-
try, of dogs having no choice but a terrible street life. Finally, I
pleaded with him to stop breeding his dogs for earnings and to seek
job opportunities relevant to his skills.
Let me make reference to Canada and the U.S.A., of the numer-
ous puppy mill facilities illegally operated by unscrupulous humans,
oftentimes exposed by way of informants or random searches by
law enforcement. It reveals appalling conditions that puppies en-
dure in the interim of sale which outraged animal rights activists
consider as cruelty. Fortunately, the perpetrators are brought to jus-
tice, severe penalties imposed, and all puppies seized are handed
over to several animal shelters for adoption.
Help to prevent unwanted puppies oftentimes dumped every-
where. Make the right choice of spaying your female dogs to stop
reproducing. Help to limit the over population on our streets.
Have a conscience people, puppies are not stuffed toys.


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C.V. Nunes,

a fine gentleman
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of the late
Senator, the Hon., Cedric Vernon Nunes C.C.H. He will al-
ways be remembered by all those who knew him as a colleague,
associate and friend.
The fine qualities of this wonderful gentleman were excellently
demonstrated in his occupation, firstly as an educator and secondly
as the first Minister of Education under the self governing Con-
stitution of British Guiana in 1961. At the time there was a bicam-
eral legislature with a nominated Senate, of which Mr. Aston Chase,
S.C., was President.
C.V. Nunes returned from an Education Scholarship at the Uni-
versity of Birmingham, England around 1958, and was appointed
Headmaster of Vergenoegen Government School.
His dedication to purpose was immediately demonstrated when
he started to influence that aspect of education reform which he
had specially prepared for in his Diploma in Education programme
at Birmingham University.
This reform was intended to provide the platform for free sec-
ondary education in Guyana, utilising existing physical infrastruc-
ture and human resources. In passing, it should be noted that CV
Nunes continued from where Balram Singh Rai left off with regard
to reform policies in Education. As Nunes predecessor, Rai was
instrumental in the abolition of dual control of schools, the expan-
sion and reform of teacher training in Guyana and increased oppor-
tunities. Nunes' mission was to continue liberalising education and
bringing educational opportunities to all students regardless of so-
cial and economic background.
His experiment with free secondary education was conducted
at Vergenoegen Government School where he was fortunate to have
the physical infrastructure in suitable classroom accommodation,
and the human resources in qualified and trained teachers in the per-
sons of Krishna Singh, Dhanraj Singh, Mohabir Singh, the late Hil-
bert Khargie, Mohameed Naseer and Brindsley John.
CV Nunes afforded everyone equal opportunity for personal de-
velopment regardless of creed, race or social background, and was in-
strumental in providing teaching employment for persons who were
discriminated against because of their religious background. His experi-
ment with free secondary education via the all-age system was under-
taken by someone who could not get a job as a teacher because of his
religious background. He chose Dhanraj Singh to develop the programme
and implemented it with support from the complement of his staff.
He would be best remembered for inaugurating the University
of Guyana in 1963 in the Queen's College Compound.
It is noteworthy that the Daily Chronicle of the day described the
event as the launching of "Jagan's Marxist night school" by the "shirt-
tail Minister of Education". History has borne out the wisdom of
establishing our own University to provide further opportunities for
higher education and human resource development. The first Vice Chan-
cellor was Professor Lancelot Hogben, who recruited distinguished schol-
ars to head the various faculties at that time. C.V. Nunes could best be
honoured by having University of Guyana renamed C.V. Nunes Uni-
versity, in my humble opinion, since he epitomized everything that is
good for all aspects of our education system, from Primary to Tertiary
stages, and for his bold decision as a Minister to withdraw the block
subsidy from the University of West Indies and establish a local Uni-
versity Council of Ministers decision as the Cabinet was referred to
at that time. Nunes had intended to create an institution of excellence
in Higher Education when he launched the University of Guyana. Re-
grettably, he was not allowed to realise his dreams after the removal of
Government from Office in December of 1964.
To those who were fortunate to know him personally, he will
always be remembered as a fine gentleman, pleasant, helpful and
with great qualities of leadership and social cohesiveness. Those
qualities will always be remembered by his former staff at
Vergenoegen Government School, including Ms. Edwards, Sobers
and Cox and Home Economics teacher Ms. Swan.
C.V. Nunes exemplified the model headteacher and Minister of
Education who provided guidance and leadership, based on a sound
professional background. These attributes are well worth emulat-
ing in today's context in Guyana.
Our deepest condolence to his son Andre who was two
years old when I knew him, his sister, who was a baby at the
time (1961) their Mom Mary and all of his relatives.


More helicopters

good going
It is good to see the government making strides to ensure bet-
ter security for our nation by allocating a substantial amount
of money for the purchase of high-tech helicopters.
These helicopters w ill be useful when pursuing criminals who
try to escape-in densely vegetated areas. It is also good to know
that there will be aerial views of areas' so that the Guyana Defence
Force can keep track and quickly realise if anyone is attempting to
build an illegal airstrip.
This venture by the government is a really good initiative be-
cause it .vill extend to the reduction of drug trafficking in and out
of Guyana, since the armed forces would be able to have a better
surveillance system.
Congratulations to the government for efforts to ensure
continuous development in our nation.


I disagree

with my priest
I strongly disagree with my respected priest Father Malcolm
Rodrigues in regard to the views expressed in his interview
with Ms. Miranda La Rose in Stabroek News of Monday, Feb-
ruary 11, 2002 which is headed "Time to talk with the terror-
In the first paragraph, it says Jesuit priest Father Malcolm
Rodrigues is suggesting that the government and joint opposition
talk directly with the criminal/terrorist group roaming the backlands
of Buxton, or those connected with the group to find out exactly
their problem so as to lessen violence and its repercussions."
The article also says "he said that the government using "brute
force" to see how it could flush out the group would not be the
long term solution, since, like weeds they would spring up else
These criminal /terrorists committed murder and as such should
be pursued and apprehended and made to face the rigors of the law
for the brutal crime they committed.
There can be no question of bringing them to the table, they
and their handlers who are just as guilty of the crime.
The article also states "The fact that a petition has been initi-
ated by Guyanese in the Diaspora asking the UN to-intervene, he
said, is clearly what the terrorists/criminals would like because the
focus would be them."
So would also giving them a seat at the table make them the
focus, as Father is proposing; where would they leave their AK
47s when they take their seats at the table ?
According to Father, "We have to engage them to see if space
could be created for them and work towards real unity for the rest
of the population. This is something I think the political parties,
most probably, have not thought about.
Is Fr. Rodrigues also saying that we would also have to make
space, if the majority of the population had decided on a massive
retaliation, if they were so misguided ?
What is the priest implying, I wonder, when he says, in rela-
tion to the murder of television host/journalist and political activist
Ronald Waddelll, "I was disappointed that such a thing could hap-
pen to him even though some people I know thought that his po-
litical opinions were way out. That may be true, but I don't think
that was the way to solve a problem like that."
Waddell was enjoying the full freedom of the media and the rule
of law under this administration, and I don't think his opinions
swayed many or that he was impressive.
Is Father implying that Waddell was murdered because of his
opinions by political adversaries?
Were his views of such importance or effect? I personally do
not think so. They were not views that I think Walter Rodney
would have shared.
Some young men, mostly Afro-Guyanese, engaged me in con-
versation which they initiated and they said that they wanted the
criminals who carried out the Lusignan massacre to be caught by
the Police/Army and charged. But they also said that they wanted
investigations to be made into the lives of the criminals.
What were their lives like, how were they brought up, who are
their parents and siblings, which church were they baptized in and
what church activities they engaged in, and which other social ac-
All the young people who spoke to me were constructive
and positive young employed people. I will end here for now.


Talk with

What exactly is this country coming to when a Roman Catho-
lic priest can even suggest that there be dialogue between the
government and criminals? I am sure Father Rodrigues pays
attention to international conflicts and sees that'even in a
great country like America this is not done. To meet with crimi-
nals would be to suggest to them that they are important people
and they should call the shots.
I am in total agreement with Mr. de Freitas' letter in the Kaieteur
News on February 14, when he says that killers do not need any
space. There are many people in society who are actively seeking
* jobs and though they may be discouraged sometimes, they do not
give up. They do not decide to turn to a life of crime. Some of
these criminals probably did not even make an attempt to educate
themselves, so that they could have been gainfully employed. In-
stead, they chose to.join others who probably adopted the 'get rich
quick syndrome.'
Well, when they made that bed they decided to lie in it the
same way. Innocent people should not now have to pay when
their sheets get even 'nore rumpled. Never in a million years
should this or any other government decide to talk to crimi-
nals. That would be the biggest mistake ever.


Corbin should resign
The call by Rickford Burke, in his letter published in the
Thursday's edition of the Chronicle, for the Leader of the
PNCR to resign should be noted by all supporters of the PNCR
and all Guyanese. While these sentiments are shared by the
majority of the supporters and sympathizers of the PNCR, they
dare not say it aloud in the hallowed halls of Congress Place.
Corbin, on his assumption to leadership of the party, sought
and received support of its members despite his own checkered
past. Though this position was not supported by all, it was felt
that in the interest of the party the decision would be supported.
As Leader of the PNCR, Corbin has successfully managed to
alienate the intellectuals of the party, reducing those who have re-
mained to a group of 'yes men' and opportunists. Thus the party
lacks political direction and imagination and is headed down a road
of, as stated by Burke, "irrelevance."
The party under Corbin's leadership has failed to be innovative
in offering a solution to its many supporters whom, it claims, are
marginalized. Though the party has substantial resources and mem-
bers with substantial resources which could be used in innovative
ways to empower its constituencies, they have failed to do so.
They have instead taught their supporters to depend on gov-
ernment for handout then criticize the government for issuing such.
The situation in Buxton is a point to note: they have claimed
that that village is one of. their strongholds, but with all the land
available for farming in the backlands, no significant amount of pro-
duce comes out of the area.
The Joint Services operations in the backlands are ongoing. It
is claimed that there are over 300 farmers in the area. It was the
PNC which Corbin now heads that pushed the cooperative con-
cept. Why has he not encouraged it for the empowerment of 'his'
For years consecutive Regional Chairmen of Region Ten con-
trolled by the PNCR returned the Capital Budget to the consoli-
dated fund. They were not utilizing the funds to facilitate develop-
mental works in the Region.
This is the type of tactics that are employed by the leadership
of the PNC/R. It is time that Corbin realizes that he as an indi-
vidual does not have the confidence of the people nor the charisma
to attract persons to his cause. For an opposition to be effe tive, it
must be able to challenge the status quo of the support base.
For the development of Guyana and the salvation of de-
mocracy, Robert Corbin should resign.



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of wide-ranging recommendations embodied in the comprehensive
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by former Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson.
Mitchell, who has lead responsibility among CARICOM
leaders for matters pertaining to development of this premier
sport of the region, went public last week with his disappoint-
ment over non-action by the WICB on what is known as the
"Patterson Report".
EPA: For his part, Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding,
who chairs the Community's Prime Ministerial Subcommittee on
External Economic Relations, would most likely lead the discus-
sion on the concluded EPA negotiations with Europe, armed with
the outlines of a "road map for action" requested from the Carib-
bean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM).
Some of the concerns the Nassau meeting is expected to dis-
passionately address when considering the implications for the re-
gion of the new economic partnership with the EU, will include rec-
ommendations of a "Reflections Group" mandated by the Council
for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).
They would also be expected to consider the views outlined in
a submission to the CARICOM Secretariat by more than 100 sig-
natories-among them some of the region's eminent economists and
intellectuals-urging a "case for review" of the EPA before it is
signed and becomes a legally binding arrangement for phased imple-
mentation within the next two to three months.
The reciprocity dimension of the EPA-unique from the
traditional partnership with Europe in terms of both the Lome
and Cotonou conventions-is viewed as an inevitable
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"Terrorist acts cause crisis,
provoke outrage, fray com-
munity ties, and undermine
faith in our democratic insti-
tutions..." (Brian Jenkins).
The Lusignan Massacre will
stand out as one of the most bi-
zarre moments in Guyana's his-
tory. And amid the aftermath of
these gruesome executions of 11
innocent persons, including 5
children, we are witnessing
petty politicians jockeying to
position their agendas; the
Opposition's political grand-
standing as staging a walk-out

from the National Assembly; the
Opposition's statement that
there is no security plan in its
parliamentary Motion when
there is a plan currently being
implemented; the Opposition's
constant bitching over the Joint
Services' activities under 'Op-
eration Restore Order'; and the
main Opposition's refusal to ac-
knowledge that Buxton is a safe
haven for criminals.
Two weeks ago I started
to write about domestic terror-
ism in Lusignan, and indeed,
with implications for the entire

country. 1 made the point that
terrorism, according to the Inter-
national Terrorism and Security
Research (ITSR), is recognized
as being political, psychological,
and deliberate.
The Lusignan killings were
intended to create a political ef-
fect through inducing racial dis-
cord and destabilising the coun-
try; to tear down the status quo.
The terrorists killed the inno-
cents in Lusignan, all of whom
were strangers to the terrorists.
Then, last week I addressed the
issue of what the terrorists want

development in our trade relations with Europe and demands of the World Trade Organisation
However, concerns have been expressed about the EPA's institutional governance structure with a
joint Council of CARIFORUM (CARICOM plus the Dominican Republic) functioning with powers
that could jeopardise the very authority of the Heads of Government of our 15-member Community
and, consequently, create serious problems for realisation of objectives envisaged for the single market
and economy (CSME) under the revised CARICOM treaty.
There are differences among some governments themselves about the actual long term benefits of
the EPA and, therefore, it would not be surprising if the coming Nassau meeting is formally requested
to seek a postponement in the signing arrangements pending a review of provisions pertaining to, for
instance, trade liberalisation and development cooperation.

Before signing the bilateral arrangements as required by the EPA, member governments
may also wish to satisfy themselves about its compatibility with provisions of the CARICOM
treaty in relation to the functioning of the CSME, arrangements for which still require much
work before its proposed realisation targeted for 2015.
In Barbados, the new Democratic Labour Party administration of Prime Minister David Thomp-
son has already signalled its interest in having time for a review of the EPA, prior to any agreed signing
Having had separate meetings in Barbados with Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica
and Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines since becoming Prime Minister last
month, Thompson is scheduled to travel to Port-of-Spain for a meeting this Wednesday with Prime
Minister Manning to discuss issues of bilateral and regional interest to both countries.
Last Friday, Thompson received a briefing from CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington,
who had earlier met with Prime Minister Manning, and is to now brief the Community's newest Prime
Minister-Belize's Dean Barrow- before he attends the Nassau meeting.
Barrow's United Democratic Party scored a landslide 25 seat victory at the February 7
general elections that left the incumbent People's United Party of ex-Prime Minister Said Musa, as a
parliamentary opposition of six in the 31-member House.
Barrow's thinking on the EPA was not publicly known at the time of writing, but he will be
among those in need to know also about the Community's state of readiness for the CSME.



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fill the vacancy of Mortuary Assistant within the Corporation.

Applicants should have at least five (5) years experience as
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from the media.
Today, I want to start off
by ascertaining what any gov-
ernment would want from the
media. Perl of the Congressional
Research Service notes the fol-
lowing: (1) a government would
want the media to promote its
agenda and not the terrorists'
programme; (2) a government


sibility that the Lusignan Mas-
sacre is the work of terrorists.
Such misapprehension, the
media latently could be aiding
terrorists by virtue of not see-
ing them as terrorists, but as or-
dinary criminals. Terrorism dif-
fers from ordinary criminality
because it targets special popu-
lations, applying the standard of
collective liability (Turk).
I want now to merely
present only a few other aspects
of what we know about terror-
ism, drawing mainly from the
work of Austin Turk, University
of California, Riverside.
It's clear that the Lusignan

Perl of the Congressional Research Service notes
the follow ing: (1 )a government would \ ant the
media to promote its agenda and not the terrorists"
programme; (2' a government would want the
media to deny publicity to the terrorists: (3) a
government would want the media to image
terrorists as criminals; (4) a government would
want the media to help restore calm: (51 a
government \ would want the media not to present
disinformation from terrorist allies, sympathizers,

and others of that ilk.

would want the media to deny
publicity to the terrorists; (3) a
government would want the me-
dia to image terrorists as crimi-
nals; (4) a government would
want the media to help restore
calm; (5) a government would
want the media not to present
disinformation from terrorist al-
lies, sympathisers, and others of
that ilk.
Right now, the Guyana me-
dia and the main Opposition
seemingly refer to the Lusignan
slaughter as the work of ordi-
nary criminals who may have
justification for such killings;
and so their use of justification
negates any perception or pos-

terrorists used the massacre to
manipulate public opinion, in
order to advance their political
goals; killing mainly Indians and
children helped to strengthen
their capacity to manipulate
such public perceptions. How
You see bringing an ethnic
dimension to the slaughter
would certainly provoke emo-
tional outbursts; we saw pro-
testers expressing their anger;
and then racial discord between
Indians and Africans was the
logical accompaniment to this
anger, producing in its wake a
psychological end product, that
is, terror (fear and intimidation).

And so when fear and in-
timidation take over, the terror-
ists' capacity to manipulate
public opinion becomes stron-
ger; racial discord under such
conditions is more likely to hap-
pen. But the Guyanese people
continue to take a firm stand
against racial discord.
In addition, the violence un-
leashed through terrorism has
little to do with poverty, unem-
ployment, inadequate education,
and other indicators of depriva-
tion; the violence in Lusignan
was clearly a political option
that the terrorists exercised; a
political option that included
destructive violence.
Turk notes: "Terrorist
acts are political, rarely in-
volving psychopathology or
material deprivation" (Turk).
Terrorists tactically and stra-
tegically. apply violence in the
process of championing their
political cause. And so there
cannot be any justification
for the Lusignan Massacre
on grounds of
marginalisation or even
discrimination...TO BE

2/17'2008, 3: 7 .vl






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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 17, 2008

Pakistan Election

THE opinion polls could be
wrong by as much as ten or
fifteen percent, and they'd
still tell you a lot about the
state of Pakistani public opin-
ion. As the country heads into
the election that was post-
poned for six weeks after the
assassination of Benazir
Bhutto in December, what the
polls are saying, basically, is
that the president, Pervez
Musharraf, is about a popu-
lar as piles.
The elections tomorrow are
for the National Assembly (par-
liament), so they do not directly
threaten the former general's
grasp on power. Musharraf had
himself re-elected to the presi-
dency last October (after at-
tempting to dismiss the chief
justice of the supreme court,
whom he suspected of planning
to challenge the validity of the
process). But the real game is

\ .r"

about whether he stays in
power or not, and that's very
much in doubt.
The depth of his unpopu-
larity is truly impressive. A poll
conducted recently by the Inter-
national Republican Institute, a
right-wing American organisation
for the promotion of democracy
abroad, gave Musharraf's ap-
proval rating as a scant 15 per-
cent. That is a 50 percentage-
point drop since November.
Seventy-five percent of respon-
dents said that Musharraf
should resign and 62 percent
believed that his government had
some role in Benazir Bhutto's
This popular conviction
that Musharraf had Bhutto
killed is very useful to the party
she led, the Pakistan People's
Party (PPP), as it guarantees a
large sympathy vote. It also ex-
plains the PPP's stubborn insis-

tence, in the face of much evi-
dence to the contrary, that
Benazir Bhutto was shot and
not killed by the subsequent ex-
plosion. It seems a niggling de-
tail to outsiders, but it matters
electorally since the Pakistani
public tends to believe that it is
extreme Islamists who blow
people up, whereas the govern-
ment would employ snipers or
other shooters.;
A rival poll conducted at the
same time by another US-based
organisation, Terror-Free To-
morrow, produced almost iden-
tical results.
These are not numbers that
the Bush administration would
be eager to hear, since
Musharraf is its prot6g6. He has
been Washington's loyal ally in
the "war on terror" since Sep-
tember, 2001, and his govern-
ment has been rewarded with
about $10 billion in American

Given all this, the IRI's
report that 89 percent of Pa-
kistanis oppose any coopera-
tion with America's "war on
terror" would be especially
unwelcome to Washington.
Whatever their flaws, the fig-
ures have not been manipu-
lated to serve the purposes of
the US government. So what
do these polls tell us about
the outcome of the election?
They say that Musharraf's
tame party in the parliament, the
Pakistan Muslim League -
Qaid-e-azam (PML-Q), will be
thoroughly humbled in the elec-
tion., winning as little as 14 per-
cent of the popular vote.
Bhutto's PPP, now led by
her husband Asif Ali Zardari,
will benefit greatly from her
death, winning half the votes
cast and emerging as the biggest
party in the new parliament.


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The party of Nawaz Sharif,
the man whom Musharraf
ousted as Prime Minister when
he carried out his military coup
in 1999, is predicted to get 22
percent of the vote. So between
them the PPP and the Pakistan
Muslim League Nawaz (PML-
N) are likely to get almost three-
quarters of the votes. That is
probably enough to drive
Musharraf from the presidency
if the leaders of the two oppo-
sition parties dan stick together.
This is not at all what Wash-
ington intended when it put its
money on Benazir Bhutto. Her
return from exile began as part
of a US scheme to shore up
Musharraf's tottering rule by
engineering: an alliance between
the two.
The' idea was that
Bhutto, in return for an am-
nesty on the various corrup-
tion charges facing her, would
come home, win the parlia-
mentary election, and become
Prime Minister. In return,
Washington's favourite Paki-
stani general would finally
take off his uniform (three
years after mandatory retire-
ment age) and emerge as a ci-
vilian president enjoying
Bhutto's support.
No detail was overlooked.
Even the date of the amnesty
was chosen so that Bhutto
would benefit from it while her
main civilian'rival, Nawaz Sharif,
would not. But Benazir Bhutto's
assassination changed all that.
Whatever the Pakistani
public chooses to believe, it is
most unlikely that Musharraf
organised Bhutto's assassina-
tion. The political compact be-
tween the two was far from
settled, but it was still
Musharraf's best hope of cling-
ing to power. That hope is now
fading fast.

1, If i ] a

On Tuesday Sharif and
Zardari met in Lahore and
pledged to form a coalition gov-
ernment after the election. It is
an unlikely coalition, for the two
parties have traditionally
loathed each other, but if it last
long enough it would have the
political strength to impeach
Musharraf, whose "re-election"
last year was deeply suspect
from a legal point of view.
That would be deeply dis-
tressing for the Bush admin-
istration, which would lose its
most important and obedient
ally in the "war on terror."
But it would be a very good
thing for Pakistan, whose 165
million people deserve some-
thing better than an unend-
ing parade of generals ruling
over them. And it would prob-
ably also be a good thing for
the real struggle against ter-
rorism in the long run, since
the "war on terror" has been
the main recruiting agent for
Islamist extremism ever
since 2001.

Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.

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SiNilbAY c HRNrtal F iab rw'll' 11

Trinidad celebrates a

century of oil production

(hutchlin @ gmail.coim)

TRINIDAD and Tobago is cel-
ebrating a major milestone
this year of a century of com-
mercial oil production.
It's a very important land-
mark for the twin-island state
which should also be noted by
Caribbean countries, who have.
one time or another, received as-
sistance from Trinidad using
their oil revenues.
Crude oil was commercially
produced in Trinidad and To-
bago for the first time in 1908:
and two years later, the coun-
try exported its first cargo of
oil. Refining operations com-
menced seven years later.
Trinidad's history with the
oil industry could be traced fur-
ther back when an oil well was
drilled in 1857 in the vicinity of
the world-famous La Brea Pitch
Lake by the Merrimac Oil Com-
pany, but which turned out to
be a dry hole.
That well is still regarded
today by petroleum experts as
the world's first oil well drilled:
but the starting point of the
world's history of the modern
oil industry points to 1859 -
two years later, when Captain
Drake drilled a well at Sugar
Creek. Pennsylvania.
The early pioneers of the
oil industry in Trinidad included
names such as British ex-Con-
federate officer and Civil Engi-
neer, Captain Walter Darwent,
London businessman Major
Randolph Rust, Shopkeeper
John Lee Lum, British geologist
E.H. Cunningham-Craig and A.
Beeby Thompson, an engineer
with the British Oil Company

in Russia in those early days.
As a major oil producer for
the Empire, Trinidad became
Britain's most valuable posses-
sion in the West Indies, particu-
larly when Sir Winston Churchill
in 1910. then Lord of the Ad-
miralty, took a decision that the
Royal Navy would convert from
coal to oil.
In fact, the Point-a-Pierre
refinery in Trinidad, the only
refining plant in the British
Empire, provided significant
fuel to the Royal Air Force in
the historic battle of Britain
during World War 11.
With no major oil discover-
ies since 1974. the country be-
gan to experience a slow decline
in its ratio of reserves to pro-
duction which has continued to
the current day.
But the steady decline in
proven crude reserves and oil
production also coincided with
major natural gas discoveries off
the east coast.
Output from oil peaked
in 1978 with the production of
84 million barrels; but from
1979 -1983, it declined and re-
bounded in 1985 with produc-
tion of 64 million barrels.
Despite a number of initia-
tives geared towards halting the
decline in output, production
trends continued to slide.
In 1996, natural gas produc-
tion surpassed oil production on
an energy equivalent basis for
the very first time; and in the
following years to the current
period, the gap widened signifi-
There was no turning back
and Trinidad and Tobago made
the successful transition from oil

to gas where gas became the
dominant feature in the
With annual declines in oil
production, fluctuation in inter-
national oil prices and increased
discovery of natural gas fields.
the then government of now de-
ceased Prime Minister Dr. Eric
Williams proposed a series of
conferences in the mid-70s to
explore the use of natural gas.
even though natural gas was not
yet an export commodity in the
Up to that time, oil compa-
nies found the gas a nuisance and
burnt it off on flare stacks in an
attempt to get rid of it safely.
A government
report indicated that over a
five-year period, from 1963,
natural gas flared was in ex-
cess of 50 percent of the total
gas produced!
Close to three decades later,
Trinidad and Tobago has a
US$12 billion industrial gas sub-
sector, encompassing 34 plants.
including 10 ammonia, seven
methanol, one urea. five steel,
four electricity generation sta-
tions, and four LNG plants.
The successful
monetisation of natural gas has
propelled Trinidad and Tobago
as the world's largest exporter
of both ammonia and methanol,
and in six years, as the world's
fifth largest exporter of LNG
and by far the leading source of
LNG for the United States.
Both oil refining operations
and production have declined
with refinery output only re-
cently increasing to 160,000 bar-
rels of oil per day and oil pro-
duction stabilising at approxi-

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, February 8, 2008 Thursday, February 14, 2008

Buying 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) 200.80 203.80

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$203.20

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 162.17 175.83 188.00 191.17

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 349.57 374.73 395.40 402.07

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 Wed., Feb. 6, 2008
IT$= G$28.55
Bdos$= G$ 89.92 6 months 3.00250% US 6.50%
J$= G$ 4.45 1 year 2.73375% Guyana(wgt.) 13.89%
EC$= G$ 67.85
Belize$= G$94.81
Source: International Department, Bank,of Guyana.

malely 130.000 barrels per day.
Preliminary estimates of
Trinidad's reserve position at the
beginning of 2007 indicate that
the country possesses crude oil
reserves of over 2 billion barrels.
and total 3P gas reserves are in
the region of 30 trillion cubic
feet, according to latest figures
from the government.
Although the economy's
dependence on the oil sector has
been reduced over the last few
years, the energy sector as a
whole continues to be dominant
in the economy, accounting for
about 40 percent of GDP, about
90 per cent of total exports and
close to one-half of total govern-
ment revenue.
Though oil no longer has the
prominence as the expanding gas
sub- sector, government has
moved to take advantage of in-
ternational high oil prices by
contributing funds to the Heri-
tage and Stabilisation Fund
(HSF), whose official reserves in
2007 totalled US$6 billion and
assets close to US$2 billion.
The Fund is a joint account,
firstly, to help deal with boom-

bust cycles, and secondly, to
generate savings for future gen-
erations even when the oil and
gas resources are gone.
Oil revenues have also been
channelled over the decades into
improving the country's infra-
structure, developing industrial
estates and port facilities, fund-
ing the development and expan-
sion of the retail trade, manufac-
turing, commerce and finance
and earning the economy the
foreign exchange required to
purchase imported goods and
Oil also left another perma-
nent mark on Trinidad and To-
bago. this time through the cre-
ativity of its people when dis-
carded 55-gallon oil drums were
used in the creation of the very
versatile steel pan. the only
acoustic musical instrument in-
vented in the twentieth century.
Trinidad also created oil fa-
cilities, since the 70s, to help
other Caribbean countries ex-
tremely vulnerable to extended
periods of high prices for energy.
In the current period,
Trinidad established the

II '

'CARICOM Oil Facility
Fund' which now has an annual
allocation of TT$420 million
(US$66.3 million) to help Car-
ibbean countries, while Trinidad
has supported the creation of
the Regional Development Fund
(RDF) to assist countries in the
region in times of hIgh-energy
So Trinidad's oil, dating
back 100 years, has not only
helped the country in which the
resource is found, but has also
reached out to help the Carib-
bean with loans or grants in the
latter case, during devastations
caused by natural disasters.
So, the milestone of
achieving 100 years of com-
mercial oil production should
not go unnoticed by the Car-


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' $ UNDAY SHORQIICLE Februy W17, 2008

A member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) demonstrates on a trainee teacher how a hand-cuff works at Friday's
annual Open/Career Day at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus. (Photo by Quacy Sampson)

UG Career

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Several school children
turned out in large numbers
to participate in the annual
University of Guyana Open/
Career Day on the Turkeyen
Campus Friday, under the
theme, 'partnering to en-
hance the delivery of educa-
This year marked the 8th
Career Day with the participa-
tion of the various faculties of
the university and 32 private
and public sector organizations.
Chairman of the Guyana
Elections Commission, Dr.
Steve Surujbally, delivering an
address used the opportunity to
share ideas with the young
Dr. Surujbally noted that
UG Open Day is one of the
many mechanisms which can
expose aspiring students to pos-
sibilities that can define their fu-
He added that Career Guid-
ance is one of the most ne-
glected areas in the school sys-
tem, resulting in students leav-
ing school without knowing
which careers to follow and
how to apply for further stud-
ies or jobs.
Dr. Surujbally emphasised;
the need for a compulsory "Life
Orientation" course at the end of
secondary schooling which would
result in a career-focused learning
outcome, ensuring that all learn-
ers demonstrate self-knowledge
and the ability to make informed
decisions regarding further stud-
ies and career fields.
"I had envisaged this life
orientation as an important in-
ter-disciplinary subject that
draws on and integrates knowl-
edge, values, skills and pro-
cesses. It promotes responsible
citizenship and a productive life.
More importantly, it equips
learners with knowledge and
skills to make informed deci-
sions and choices about their
careers in a rapidly changing so-
ciety," Dr. Surujbally said.
He also used the opportu-
nity to urge the youths to be re-
'alistic in their desired career
path. "Your choice must not be
based on excursions of fantasy.
It would not seem logical to me,
generally speaking, for a stu-
dent to choose medicine as a ca-
reer when the very sight and
smell of blood and putrescent
tissue would create violent and
uncontrollable reactions. I am
sure there are exceptions. Simi-
larly, I do not believe it would
necessarily be the right choice to
enroll for engineering when one
would have struggled with un-
derstanding even the basic con-
cepts of mathematics and its al-
lied fields, even if one achieved
a Grade II/B".
Moreso, he pointed out
with great concern that the ob-
jective link to one's career
choice should not be primarily
and solely monetary gain. He
told students who are contem-
plating joining the tertiary insti-
tution to pursue their goal that
they will be required to put in
extra hours of work if one is to
become an 'A' student.
He further addressed the is-
sue of choosing a career path
based on the consideration
linked with the delusion of pres-

"The quest for prestige is
akin to arrogance. This cannot
be a good and clean and accept-
able human feature. In fact, one
might argue that there is a cer-
tain psychopathology linked to
a quest to attain status via the
acquisition of a profession.
Prestige is not the same as in-
tegrity," Surujbally under-
He noted that there is a fine
line separating the quest for
prestige and the quest for
power which in turn
transmogrifies itself into the
quest for authority followed by
ultimately protection from so-
cial challenge.
"Young ladies and gentle-
men, don't be fooled by people
who tell you that certain pro-
fessions are sexy and great in-
come generators, while others
are useless and boring and will
cast you into a perennial state
of penury and poverty. One can
find immense happiness in ev-
ery profession. This quest for
a supposed "prestigious" pro-
fession is an illusion. Also, the
value of these prestige profes-
sions is transient. Of the current
"Big demand" professions, not
one is what it was a few years
ago, when it would have been
termed a prestige profession," he
The Chairman also factor
into the equation of choice of
career path the concept of
multi-dimensionalism. He noted
that whichever career path is
chosen, one should find time to
exploit whatever sports facili-
ties are being offered.
Meanwhile the Vice Chan-
cellor, Dr. James Rose, deliver-
ing brief remarks, said the ob-
jective of the event entails build-
ing partnerships with other sec-
tors of the education commu-
nity and both the private and
public sectors.
He said the idea at the be-
ginning was to have final year
students at the university inter-
act with employer agencies and
vice versa.
Additionally, he said it pro-
vided an opportunity for stu-
dents to develop personal per-
ception which will lead to in-
formed decisions.
He also posited that since
the introduction of Career Day
in 2000 at the university, the
event continues to gain momen-
tum with the collaboration of
both the private and public sec-
tors for providing voluntary as-
The Vice-Chancellor ex-
pressed his appreciation to-
wards the supporters of the
event and encouraged aspiring
students to make maximum use
of the opportunity.
Career Day is an annual
event hosted by the university
to provide information and guid-
ance to prospective and current
students about university re-
quirements and career options.
Among the main high-
lights at Friday's event was
the Centre for Communica-
tion Studies where several
young enthusiasts viewed
television documentaries and
newsletters produced by stu-
dents of the Centre.

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Compensation centre for farmers

affected by backlands clearing

who were affected by the clear-
ing of the East Coast Backlands
in that area.
Venue: Friendship Method-
ist Church, 23 Friendship Road,
Friendship, East Coast
Time: 9.00 am 5.00 pm

(9:00 h- 17:00 h) daily

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Tiny machines could roam the body curing dise

Machines 'to mat

man by 2029'

Tiny machines could rod
the body curing disease

(BBC News) Machines will
achieve human-level artifi-
cial intelligence by 2029, a
leading US inventor has pre-
Humanity is on the bnnk of
advances thai tdl see tin. rio-
bors implanted in people's

brains to make then mruo
ligeni said engine
He said machines
mans would etentuall.
through devices implanle
(Please turn to pag

Farmers are advised that the
process is guided by the follow-
ing principles and procedures:
1. The compensation is to
be awarded to legitimate farm-
ers defined as:-
a. Those farming on the

THE Ministry of Agriculture
and Joint Services wish to
advise Farmers of the Buxton/
Friendship area of the estab-
lishment of a Compensation
Centre with effect from Mon-
day, February 18,2008.
The purpose of the Centre
is to process claims of farmers


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


The Managing Editor will be responsible to the General Manager
and will assist with the production of the Guyana (Daily) Chronicle
Newspapers and whenever required, with the production of the
Sunday Chronicle.

The job specification for this position is a Degree in Public and
Mass Communication or a related discipline plus at least three (3)
years experience or a Diploma in Public and Mass
Communication plus at least five (5) years experience, at a senior
editorial level.

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

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names
and addresses of two referees, should be submitted to the General
Manager (ag.), Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Lama
Avenue, Bel Air park, Georgetown, on or before Friday,
February 29, 2008.

occupy lands would be sub-
jected to inputs from:-
a. Villagers
b. NDC authorities/records

c. Guyana Lands and Sur-
veys Commission/Land Regis-
Once compensation is

agreed to, a standard contract
would be executed and for-
malized. Payments would be
made promptly.

y land.
b. Those owning or with
permission to farm on land.
c. The evidence, by film
done by the Joint Services or
any other acceptable means,
that farming has been affected,
indicating appropriate details.
d. Those farmers granted
approval to plant on lands by
competent authorities.
2. Compensation proceeds
on the basis of a bilateral engage-
ment between representatives of
the Government of Guyana and
the legitimate farmer.
1. The compensation pro-
cess would be conducted, in ap-
ases propriate premises, in a safe en-
SThe authorized panel would
chi /include:-
a. Ministry of Agriculture
b. Joint Services
c. Representatives) of the
am NDC/Ministry of Local Gov-
ernment and Regional Develop-
es ment
d. A Recording Secretary
re intel- 2. The Joint Services would
r Rav present copies of films to show
details of the losses.
and hu- 3. In cases of dispute, the
merge basis for the dispute will be ini-
ed in the tially dealt with at the conduct-
ing panel.
ge 14) Disputes about land owner-
ship and/or authority to plant/

2/17/2008, 9:"4 PM


Loan No. 1107/SF-GY
Code No. B2.1G144


1. The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a
Loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost
of Basic Education Access and Management Support (BEAMS)
<' Programme. Part of the proceeds of this Loan will be applied to eligible
S... payments under contract for the SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF

2. The Ministry of Education thru' the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit
now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the
BEAMS Project Implementation Unit located at Lot 109 Barima Avenue,
Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyana. Telephone Numbers (592) 226-3332
or (592)225-4626 and inspect the bidding documents at the above
address between 08:30 11:30 hours and 1:30 3:30 hours Mondays to

4. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English Language may be
purchased and uplifted by interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of four thousand Guyana dollars (G$4,000) in cash or
Manager's Cheque payable to the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit.

5. Bids close on Tuesday,March 18, 2008 and must be placed in the
Tender Box of the National Procurement & Tender Administration
Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown on or
before 09:00 hours on Tuesday, March 18,2008.

6. Late bids will be returned to the bidder.

7. Bidders must place their bids in an inner envelope which must be sealed
and bidders' name and address placed on the envelope. The inner
envelope must then be placed in an outer envelope, sealed and
:addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,

At the top left hand corner of the outer envelope "BID FOR THE
BACK-UP" must be written.

8. Local bidders are required to submit valid GRA and NIS Compliance

9. A Bid Security of no less than 2% of the bid must be submitted along with
the bid. Both items listed at nos. 8 and 9 must be enclosed in the inner

10. Bids will be opened in the Boardroom of the National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board after 09:00 hours on Tuesday, March
18, 2008 in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose
to attend.

11. Bids will be available for inspection and sale from Monday, February
18, 2008 to Wednesday, March 12, 2008 during the hours
stated at No. 3

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GTA certifies over

50 city taxi drivers

The Guyana Tourism Author-
ity (GTA), on Friday, pre-
sented certificates to over
fifty drivers from three city
taxi services for participating

in the "Courtesy Training"
session, held in November
last year. The taxi services
were Sheriff, Green Ice and
Indian Chief.

Director of GTA, Mr.
Haralsingh, noted that ther.ivill
be more such training sessions
countrywide as part of a spe-
cial programme to improve the
quality of service provided-by
taxi services around the country.
Haralsingh, in his presenta-
tion, also extended invitations to
other taxi services and driver to
take advantage of future train-
ing sessions, since it will be
mandatory that all taxi driver,
and services be regLiitircd and
certified with the auilihrii be-
fore offering sern i, c lu rthe gen-
eral public. The ri'.il irining
session is currently in prepara-
tion and will be open to the
public shortly for registration.
GTA al]. p,, ..^ ...l ~ ....; ,
prizes to the .. 'ii l 4lsr I
and photo. .'i. 1. i .I
during Tou i'ii, ... '
The winner of the css:.i c.mipcii-
lion was Ms. Kriv!al Y""ni of
Marian Academy wih l ,-eciped a
trip for two to t .e r. ii Is-
land Resort. Her essay was based
on a place in Guyana which she
behevsci ha. the most potential for
tounmf de'. elopment.
Ms. Yann _tc..l lKi 6, r II
Springs in the Rupiir.unii.r, n-1,
judges marveled I l .'fe, ,-
tive and analytical skills.
Ms. Rebecca Samaroo was
selected as the winner of the
photo competition and received
a day trip for tw'o lo ,tr-row
Point Nature Resort. Ms.
Samaroo's photograph repre-

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Essay winner Krystal Yann receives her prize from a Tourism official.

sented the "Colours from our
garden"' and depicted the fresh
and brightly coloured vegetables

and fruits locally grown and sold are given a first time opportu-
in the markets. nity to visit, enjoy and learn
Both winners are 12, and more about tourism in Guyana.



A vacancy exists for the position of
a Typist at a financial institution.

Qualifications Required:

S5 CXC GCE must indude Engliih Language. Grade 1.3
I.'noWledge of ,Vcrosofi W'ord & Etcel
I Minmuin l of h'Vo i 2' y.~1 r'. i,0rng .pperfiene
Should provide 3 Referencer
Pitnans Typewriting.-ltermedite!Advanre level wotbe an aet.
SExfelteremuneratonpaI kage offered

All eligible candidates are asked to forward applications to:

Vacancy: Typist
Officer- In- Charge
Human Resourcce & Administ~tion Department
P.O. Box 10280

(From page 13)

body to boost intelligence
and health.
"It's really part of our
civilisation," Mr Kurzweil said.
"But that's not going to be
an alien invasion of intelligent
machines to displace us."
Machines were already do-
ing hundreds of things humans
used to do, at human levels of
intelligence or better, in many
different areas, he said.
"I've made the case that we
will have both the hardware and
the software to achieve human
level artificial intelligence with
the broad suppleness of human
intelligence including our emo-

rjunal intelligence by 2029," he
"We're already a human
machine civilisation, we use our
technology to expand our physi-
cal and mental horizons and this
will be a further extension of
Humans and machines
would eventually merge, by
means of devices embedded in
people's bodies to keep them
healthy and improve their intel-
ligence, predicted Mr Kurzweil.
"We'll have intelligent
nanobots go into our brains
through the capillaries and inter-
act directly with our biological
neurons," he told BBC News.
The nanobots, he said,

"i'uld "'make us smarter re-
member things better and auto-
matically go into full emergent
virtual reality environments
through the nervous system".
Mr Kurzweil is one of 18
influential thinkers chosen to
identify the great technological
challenges facing humanity in
the 21st century by the US Na-
tional Academy of Engineering.
The experts include Google
founder Larry Page and genome
pioneer Dr Craig Venter.
The 14 challenges were
announced at the annual
meeting of the American As-
sociation for the Advance-
ment of Science in Boston,
which concludes on Monday.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably jl I'.d
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for following separate
A) Procurement of Works Rehabilitation of Sugar Bond
at Rose Hall Estate.
B) Procurement of Works Construction of Hope
Navigation Structure Enm ore Estate.
C) Boiler Safety Valves for No. 2 & 4 Boilers at Wales.

This product should be supplied/and Works done in accordance
with specifications and requirements detailed in the Tender

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Packages can be purchased and uplifted from the
Purchasing Manager Factory atthe address below:

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

Alternatively the above tenders can be downloaded from GUYSUCO'S website
at http://'ww, .guysucaccom and click on the Tab "i invitations to Tendei

M .ach s aI h man

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Conservation International Foundation Guyana Inc (CIG) invites bids for the
sale of the following:

1. Hilux Pickup, Toyota, Year model 2000, PHH 1035, Green
2. Hilux Pickup, Toyota. Year model 2000, PHH 1036, Blue
3. Hilux Pickup, Toyota. Year model 2002, PHH I6157. White
4. One Lister Pitter Generator

i Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked
"Bids for Vehicle/or generator" and placed in the box at CIG's
1 CIO reserves the right not to accept the highest or any tender
without assigning a reason.
Interested persons can inspect the items. see below fbr contact
Closing date for bids is February 29, 2008
Note that the bids are for the items as is.
For more information contact:
Melinda Darson
HR/GT Operations Coordinator
266 Forshaw Street


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 17, 2008 15

Salvatonists parade through the city

The visiting Salvation Army
Territorial Leaders, Commis-
sioners Raymond and Judith
Houghton, yesterday joined
Officers and other Salvation-
ists in the Guyana Division
for a 'March of Witness' in
the city of Georgetown.
The parade, which brought
together scores of young Salya-.
tionists from. various worship
centres around Guyana, kicked
off from Citadel Headquarters,
Alexander and South Road at

9:30 hours. .
Marshalled by outriders
from the Traffic Department of
the Guyana Police Force, the
parade marched north along
Alexander Street, turned west
into Charlotte Street, south into
Avenue of the Republic, then
west into Croal Street culminat-
ing at the downtown car park
outside Demico House.
There they were joined by
several interested members of
the public who took time off

from their,busy schedule to
join in the praise and worship
session, or otherwise spend a
few moments listening to the
exhortations of officers who
ministered in word and song.
Among those showing a
keen interest in the messages
delivered were the many home-
less and street dwellers who
stood riveted on the periphery,
and listened in rapt attention as
Major Sabrina Williams
prayed that a transformation

would come about in their lives.
Folowing Ihe rally and dis-
tnbution of Christian literature
outside Demico House, the pa-
rade moved off, using the
Brickdam route on tits way back.
to Citadel Headquarters.
Persons wishing to join'
the Salvation Army Worship
Services to be addressed by the
visiting Territorial leaders to-
day; and next Sunday, may do
so at the following Corps and
at the scheduled times:

Sunday February 17
9:30 hrs today: Georgetown Citadel headquarters (South Road
& Alexander Sts)
10:00 hrs..today: East La Penitence
10:30 hrs today: East Street/Queenstown and Wortmanville
13:30 hrs. today: (13-45 years) Georgetown Citadel, (South
Road & Alexander Sts)
Sunday February 24:
10:00 hrs: East La Penitence and New Amsterdam
10:30 hrs: East la Penitence and Wortmanville
10:00 hrs: Citadel Headquarters
18:00 hrs: Citadel Headquarters (13-45 years)




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Work begins on

By Sohodra Rampersaud

SEVERAL departments
within the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation will
have improved facilities and
better working conditions
when the latest undertaking,
a new in-patient facility, is
completed by May 2009. The
modern edifice, to be located
along Lamaha and Thomas
Streets in the City, is poised
to be one of the most superb
health facilities across the
country, and will maintain its
600-bed capacity.
The project will cost the
Guyana Government approxi-
mately $1.7B, raised in collabo-
ration with the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) as
part of its Health Sector Reform
Programme. The actual con-
struction will be at a cost of
$1.16B. The construction and
the equipping of the new in-pa-
tient facility have begun, and at
present workers of the con-
struction company, Roy
Bassoo and Sons, are busy de-
molishing old buildings and pre-
paring the site for the new
The construction is in-
tended to ensure that all in-pa-
tients are housed in a comfort-
able, patient-and staff-friendly
environment. .Visitors would
find a more visitor-friendly
building when they visit their
relatives. Two sets of elevators
will complement the structure,
enabling easier movement of pa-
tients and contributing to a
friendlier environment for all
visitors. There will be a closed
circuit television system and a
voice paging system to enable
better communication among
The new building will
house all inpatients in medicine
(chronic diseases and infectious
diseases), surgery and pediat-
rics. There will be new facili-
ties for rehabilitation medicine,
including physiotherapy, occu-
pational therapy and speech
and audio-therapy, as well as
several out-patient facilities,
including the Medical Out-pa-
tient Clinic. One of its out-
standing features would be an
enclosed passageway to the
Ambulatory Centre to enable
the safe movement of patients,
visitors and staff between the
out-patient services, the Acci-
dent and Emergency Depart-
ment, the Intensive Care Unit
and the operating rooms.
Minister of Health Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy told the
Guyana Chronicle that, "unlike
the present situation, patients
moving from the Operating
Room or other departments lo-
cated at the Ambulatory Centre
will not have to be moving out-
side of the hospital buildings.
Similarly, patients will not have
to be moved outside when they
are required to have tests and x-
The hospital has a high in-
patient rate and this new struc-

ture would significantly improve
its capacity to deal with these.
Last year, there were 31,000 in-
patients at GPHC and they oc-
cupied almost 200,000 bed
days. The average length of stay
of one patient at the national re-
ferral institution is 5.8 days,
with an occupancy rate of ap-
proximately 82 percent. Simply
put, all of the beds at the hos-
pital were occupied more than
82 percent of the time.
While the hospital's admin-
istration regrets the inconve-
nience, the construction would
unavoidably entail some tempo-
rary relocation of services, in-
cluding the Medical Outpatient
Department that was located on
Lamaha Street. That service can
now be accessed nearby the
GPHC's Chest Clinic on
Middle Street. Eventually, the
current inpatient facility for sur-
gical patients nearby the con-
struction site would have to
move as well.
: Comfortable waiting areas
are being constructed and a
court-yard style environment is
being created. Drop-offs and
pick-ups with vehicles will be
enhanced as the design caters
for a round-about transport ca-
"The spanking new building
will add to the modernization of
the health sector ard will signifi-
cantly improve the aesthetic of
Georgetown when it is com-
pleted. Together with new fa-
cilities at Port Mourant, New
Amsterdam, Linden, Lethem,
Mabaruma, Mahaicony, Dia-
mond, Leonora and Suddie, all
completed within the last two
years, the construction of the
new in-patient facility brings
closer to reality the Government
of Guyana's goal of completely
re-constructing the physical in-
frastructure of the health sector.
The Government has already
constructed a new building to
house the first ever specialist
health centre in Port Mourant
and a new physiotherapy
building at the New Amsterdam
Hospital," Minister Ramsammy
Meanwhile, the National
Psychiatric Hospital will un-
dergo extensive renovation later
this year. Additionally, with the
assistance of the United States
Government, the Georgetown
Blood Bank has been signifi-
cantly expanded with the con-
struction of a new wing and for
the first time, a blood bank has
been constructed at New
Amsterdam. These would all be
complemented by the new Pub-
lic Health Laboratory under
construction at the GPHC Com-
"All these projects
amount to an investment of
almost $4B by the Guyana
Government. These are all a
part of the Government's
overall objective of improving
effectiveness, equity and ac-
countability in the health
sector," Minister Ramsammy

$1.7B modern


facility at GPHC

Tearing down to make way for the new in-patient facility. (Photo by Quacy Sampson)


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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 17, 2008
Warming risks Antarctic sea I fe

Warming risksAntarctic sea life

BBC News) Unique marine
life in Antarctica will be at
r-isk from an invasion of
sharks, crabs -and other
predators if-global warming
continues, scientists warn.

I Crabs are poised'to return
to the Antarctic shallows,
threatening creatures such as gi-
Ant sea spiders and floppy rib-
bon worms, says a UK-US

Some have evolved without
predators for tens of millions of
Bony fish and sharks would
move in if waters warm further,
threatening species with extinc-

tion, they say.
In the last 50 years, sea
surface temperatures around
Antarctica have risen by 1 to
2C, which is more than twice
the global average.
Speaking in Boston at the
annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advance-
ment of Science (AAAS), the
researchers said global warming
could fundamentally change the
ecosystem, leading to the loss
of some specie"Sharks are go-
ing to arrive in Antarctica as
long as the warming trend con-
tinues, a bit more slowly than
crabs crabs are going to get
there first," said Professor
Cheryl Wilga of the University
of Rhode Island (URI), US.
"But once they do get there
they are capable of eating the
organisms that live there."
Professor Wilga said the ar-
rival of sharks and shell-crush-
ing bony fishes would lead to
dramatic changes in the number
and proportions- of species
found there.
Shrimp, ribbon worms and
brittle stars are likely to be the
most vulnerable to population
Dr Sven Thatje of the Na-
tional Oceanography Centre at the

University of Southampton, UK,
said animals living in shallow wa-
ter in Antarctica were unique on
Earth today because they evolved
in a very cold environment over
tens of millions of years.
"In the course of a process
we call Antarctic cooling that
started about 40 million years
ago, all major seafloor predators
such as sharks and crabs went
extinct in Antarctica because
they were not able to cope with
these extreme conditions," he
told BBC News.
"Today, global warming is
removing barriers to invasions
and we've seen recently that
crabs, especially king crabs, are
on the doorstep of Antarctica -
they can potentially re-invade
the shallow waters if warming
The researchers say urgent
local and global actions are
needed to protect this last pris-
tine environment.
"We have to act now in
Antarctica as elsewhere to save
the diversity of the planet,"
said Dr Richard Aronson of
Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory
in Alabama.
He said measures were
needed to stop alien species be-
ing brought in through ships'

ballast water.
"The local actions are to
control ship traffic and control
dumping of ballast waters," he
told the BBC. "The global ac-
tions are what we've been say-
ing for all other environments -
we have to control emissions of
greenhouse gases."
Animals that live on the
seafloor of Antarctica are some
of the strangest creatures on
The extreme cold and lin-
gering darkness has presented
huge challenges to marine life
over the passage of time, lead-
ing to the evolution of fish
equipped with anti-freeze pro-
teins in their blood, and a pro-
liferation of filter feeders on the
Fast-moving shell-crushing
animals such as crabs and ocean-
going sharks that are normally
key predators have long been
kept at bay, as their bodies can-
not cope with very cold condi-
This has led to a domi-
nance on the Antarctic seaf-
loor of soft-bodied, slow-mov-
ing invertebrates, similar to
those found in ancient oceans
prior to the evolution of
shell-crushing predators.

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Warning over

illegal skin bleach

Doctors have issued a warn-
ing over the dangers of ille-
gal skin-lightening creams,
after a woman developed a
hormone disorder from using
The patient, aged 28, put on
almost two stone (13kg) in
three years, could not conceive
and had severe stretch marks.
In the Lancet, medics from
west London's Hammersmith
Hospital said people were un-
aware they were harmftil.
Dermatologists said such
extreme reactions were rare, but
minor skin effects were more
Illegal skin-lightening
creams are used by some black
people and, to a lesser extent,
some Asian people.
They can cause harm in two
The creams usually contain
hydroxyquinone. a kin-bleach-
x.ig chemical, as well as high
:.' doses ol steroids
SThe use of hydroxyquinoae
is banned in LUK cosmeuc prod-
ucts because it causes severe
skin irritation.
And the high doses of ste-
roids found in the illegal creams
should only be available on pre-
scription because they can cause
such serious disruption to the
body's hormone levels.
The medical team, led by Dr

Tricia Tan and Dr Tony Gold-
stone, said: "Patients are often
reluctant to admit that they
have used skin-lightening creams
- especially if these are supplied
"Similarly, doctors can be
unaware of the need to inquire.
"But the market is worth
millions of pounds a year, in the
UK alone.
"Creams can contain toxic
substances, such as steroids and
hydroxyquinone, and patients
are typically unaware of the
Dr Goldstone said people
who were using the creams
should not stop immediately,
because their bodies would no

longer be making enough hor-
mones since it was getting them
from the creams albeit in very
high doses.
"People should go to their
GP who will refer them to an
Dr Olivia Stevenson, a
spokeswoman for the British
Association of Dermatolo-
gists, said: "Most problems
we see are things like stretch
marks, bruising and broken
"To develop Cushing's,
someone would have to use
huge quantities of these
creams for them to be ab-
sorbed into the body and
cause these symptoms."


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the under listed vacancies at the Government Technical

Department Discipline Positions No. of vacancies
Refrigeration Lecturer 1l 1
Electrical Electrical Installation Lecturer Ull
Electrical Engineering Lecturer HI 1
Agriculture Machinery Lecturer VIll 2
Mechanical Motor Vehicle Lecturer 1/1 1
Fitting & Machining Lecturer 111 1_
Land Surveying Land Surveying Lecturer II 1
Science Science Lecturer II 1
General Mathematics & English Language Lecturer Il l
1. Lecturer :
Guyana Technical Education Examination ((TEE) Advanced Craft
Certificate or equivalent qualification in the relevant field PLUS 3 years
relevant experience.
2. Lecturer l:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in the relevant lield PLUS 3
years relevant experience.

Guyana Technical Education Examination (GTEE) Technician Certificate
Part 2 or 3 in the relevant field PLUS 5 years relevant experience.

Applications and detailed C.V. with copies ofAcadeinic/Professioiiat qualifications nmst be
addressed to:
The Chairman
(iTI Board ofGovernors

Thru: "T'he Principal
Government Technical Institute
Wool ford Avenue
Non-Pa'iel Park. Gi'ow'n.

Not later than Wednesday. March 31. 2008 at 15:30 h.

Only shori-lislcd app it:ints L ill bc contain i(!.
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Agricultural Mechanics (Full-Time or Evening)
Bricklaying and Concreting (Full-Time or Evening)
Carpentry and Joinery (Full-Time or Evening)
Electrical Installation (Full-Time. Day-Release or Evening)
Fitting and Machining (Full-Time. Day-Release or Evening)
Motor Mechanics (Full-Time. Day-Release or Evening)
Plumbing (Full-Time or Evening)
Radio and Electronics Servicing (Full-Time or Evening)
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Full-Time or Evening)
Welding (Full-Time or Evening)


Architectural Drawing (Evenings Only)
Building & Civil Construction (Day-Release)
Electrical Engineering (Day-Release)
Mechanical Engineering (Day-Release)
Telecommunications (Evenings Only)


Building & Civil Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
Electrical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
Mechanical Engineering (Tlo Years Full-Time)
S"icince (Tan' Yearr Full-Time)
L.iind Sur ekM\ Ilu ir Years Full-' iuiu,

Ordinary Diploma in Commerce (Two Year Full-Time)
Ordinary Diploma in Secretarial Science (Two Years Full-Time)
Ordinary Certificate in Secretarial Science (Two Years Evening)
Ordinary Certificate in Commerce (Two Years Evening)



S Ordinary Diplonma in Computer Science (Two Years Full-Time)
Ordinary Certificate ir Computer Science (Two Years Evening)


Certificate in Training of Teachers in Technical Education (One Year)


1. Applicants must be at least Fifteen (15) Years Old on the 31 August 2008. to be
eligible to attend Full-Time Courses and Eighteen (18) Years Old by the said date.
to attend Day-Release or Evening Courses.

2. For the Craft Courses, applicants must have successfully completed the Secondary
Schools Proficieicy Examinations Parts 1 and 11. or attained a sound secondary
Education (completion of Form Four).

3. For all other courses, applicants must possess at least three (3) subjects at the G.C.E
'O' Level or CXC General Proficiency Level.

4. Entrance tests will be conducted at the Government Technical Institute. Georgetown on
the following days:-

Wednesday. 16' April, 2008

Thursday, 17" April, 2008

Friday, 18' April, 2008

Technical Teacher Training in Education

- Craft Courses

- Technician Courses .

- Business Courses and Infoirmation

Applicants must possess the Gyaina Technical Education Examination (GTEEF) Advanced
( ..r i, .:ic ir equivalent and.i~ao(2'1 ears teaching experience in any Technical Subject.

Application Ibrmis will be available at.lhe (Government Technical Institute (Admin ollice)
flom I 1J i i ,4. 20(0S bcelwe eii 9 II ,,I 16:00 li. Monday 'hII .I, Friday.

Please noiesthat April 5, 2008 is the deadline to uplil'i ppiicatihWoirwms.

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20" SUNDAY CHRONICLE Febuary-ti7,-208

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) invites tenders for the sale
and removal of the Following items:
-One partly disassembled Dorman 12-cylinder engine
-One unused 1.2MW Magna Max synchronous AC

These items can be inspected at GWI's Shelter Belt Complex,
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, between 13:00hrs to 15:00hrs, on
any working day.

Free bid documents can be uplifted from the Shelter Belt Security
Hut. Completed documents must be placed in sealed envelopes
marked, 'Tender for 'Engine/Generator', on the top right hand corner
addressed to the 'Chairman, GWI Management Tender
Committee' and deposited into the GWI Management Tender Box,
10 Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, no later than 2:00pm on
Tuesday February 26, 2008, at which time bids will be opened in the
presence of bidders who may wish to attend. For further information,
contact Tel # 225 -3876

Broadband rules

could be scrapped

(BBC News) Rules covering
broadband firms could soon
be scrapped in some UK re-
The European Commission
has given permission for the
regulations to lapse following a
review of competition among
.broadband wholesalers in the
The review revealed that in
64% of UK markets competi-
tion was fierce enough to pre-
vent any broadband wholesaler
winning a dominant position.
Following the review, regu-
lator Ofcom said its final deci-
sion about scrapping regulations
would come later in 2008.
Ofcom imposes regulations
on companies which offer
wholesale broadband services
that telecoms firms then re-sell
to consumers for home internet

The regulations were first
brought in to guard against
former monopoly BT getting a
stranglehold on the market and
to encourage new entrants into
the telecoms and net-access
The Commission said in a
statement that in many parts of
Britain, BT faces competition
from four or more other whole-
salers who have installed their
own equipment in telephone
"For many of these areas
ex-ante regulation is no longer
warranted", said Neelie Kroes,
competition commissioner at the
The Commission review
found that there were, or about
to be, four or more competitors
in 64% of UK regions typi-
cally around exchanges which
serve 10,000 or more premises.

"In those places there's not
the opportunity for a single
provider to discriminate and act
against the best interests of the
consumer," said an Ofcom
Regions would remain un-
der review in case one supplier
became dominant.
Ms Kroes added that the
Commission had responded to
a consultation about Ofcom's
proposal to scrap regulations
and welcomed the "unprec-
edented" backing the regulator
had won.
The consultation process
still had some time to run
and, once it was complete,
Ofcom would issue its final
"The Commission has
given us the green light but
our proposals are still pro-
posals," she said.

Cooperative Republic of Guyana


Lot 1 Rehabilitation of Eastern Stand National Park

1. The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for cleaning, painting of structural steel work and minor repairs
to sealing structure of the western stand. The delivery/construction period is 4

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 111 (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport and inspect the bidding documents at
the address given below between 8:00 h to 16:30 h

4. Qualifications requirements include: Registered Company, Overdraft facilities of
at least G$5M. at least 5 years experience on work of similar nature.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on
the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of
a non refundable fee of uive thousand Guyana dollars (G$5,000). The method of
payment will be cash.

6. Bids must be delivered Io the address below at or before 9:00 h, February 26,
2008. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids
will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives who
choose to attend in person at the address below at 9:00 hours Tuesday, February
26, 2008.

7. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of seven hundred and fifty
thousand Guyana dollars (,'i ,tlf'tl) I !

8. The addresses referred to above are:

(i) For purchase and Inspection of Bidding Documents

Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport
Main Street

(ii) For submission of Bids

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

Delivery to. the Tender Box
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board

Pennanent Secretary
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport

Cooperative Republic of Guyana


Lot 1 -- Rehabilitation of Western Stand National Park

1. The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for cleaning, painting of structural steel work and minor repairs to
seating structure of the western stand. The d lii i.k .' ,.lI ul i- Ir period is 4 weeks.

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 111 (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidder may obtain further information from Permanent Secretary.
Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport and inspect the bidding documents at the address
given before 8:00 h to 16:30 h

4. Qualifications requirements include: Registered Company. Overdraft facilities of at
least G$5M. at least 5 years experience on work of similar nature.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non
refundable fee of five thousand Guyana dollars (GS5.000). The method of payment will
be cash.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00 h, February 26, 2008.
Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rccicted. Bids will be
opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend
in person at the address below at 9:00 h Tuesday, February 26, 2008(S.

7. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Sccurity" of seven h ,udred and fifly
thousand Guyana dollars ($750,000.00)

8. The addresses referred to above are:

(i) For purchase and Inspection of Bidding Documents

Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport
Main Street

(ii) For submission of Bids

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administi action Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and UIrquhart Streest

Delivery to the Tender Box
National Procurement and Tender Adminm :. i Board

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Spoi

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3 C~^UJU L^^L

05:30 h- Newtown Gospel
1/2 Hour
06:00h- NCN Week in
Review (R/B)
07:00 h- Voice of Victory
08:00h- Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h- In Dialogue
09:00h- Anmol Geet
10:00h- Art of Living
10:15 h- National
11:15 h -Weekly Digest
12:00h- Homestretch
12:30 h- Feature
13:00h- Dharma Vani
14:00h- GRA in Focus
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00h Farmers'
16:00h- Feature
16:30 h- Family Forum
17:00h- Lutheran Men's
17:30h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN Week in

):00h- Stanford 20/20 -
uyana vs Bermuda
!:00h- Movie
7:30 h Dabi's Musical
:00h- Christ for the Nation

The one who
can adjust to
any situation
with humility,

08:30 h- Islam the Natural
09:00h- Caribbean
Temptation Music Mix
09:30 h- Puran Bros shiva
10:00h Indian Movie
13:00h- Current Affairs
14:00h- Movie

Sbur Dail||
, Manna
True freedom is
found in submission
to Jesus Christ.
Joshua 24:14-28

16:00h- Bollywood Sensation
17:00h- Birthday & Other
17:15 h- Death
18:00h- Focus on GRA
18:30 Greetings Comer-Uve
19:00 h- President's Diary
19:30 h- IBE Highlights -
20:30h- Indian Movie
23:00 h- Movie

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Loan # 1730/SF-GY




The Government of Guyana.has received an IDB loan of USS18.07 million to implement the
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme. The Programme's general objective is to
contribute to improving the quality of life of the population living in the Georgetown
Municipality and the fifteen (15) participating Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).
The purpose of the programme is to implement sustainable solutions to solid waste
management for the Georgetown Municipality and the participating NDCs. It is intended that
part o fthe proceeds ofthe financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for
"Institutional Strengthening and Supervision Consultancy".

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development now wishes to proceed with
the hiring of a consulting firm to execute the following institutional strengthening and
capacity building activities:
Activity I Strengthening the MSWMD and other Key Stakeholders.
Activity 2 Development and Implementation ofCost Recovery Mechanisms.
Activity 3 Development ofthe Institutional and Legal Framework.
Activity 4 Development of Waste Management Plans for MSWMD and NDCs.
Activity 5 Supervision of the construction and operation of the Haags Bosch
Sanitary Landfill Facility.
Activity 6 Integration with other Components ofthe Georgetown Solid Waste
Management Programme.

The Municipal Solid Waste Department (MSWMD) on behalfof the Georgetown Solid Waste
Management Programme (GSWMP) now invites eligible consultancy firms from any
member country of the Inter American Development Bank to submit their Expression of
Interest (EOI) in no more than twenty (20) pages and must include details ofwork in the same
areas ofspecialization.

The budget for this consultancy service is US$1.3 million.
Selection will be based on qualifications and relevant applicable experience. The Expression
of Interest will be'evaluated and the results used to prepare a shortlist of no more than six
consulting firms, which will be invitedto present technical and financial proposals.

Interested firms are required to submit their Expression ofInterest (EOI) by March 10,2008 at
9.00h. The employer is not responsible for documentation received after the time and date
specified for reception of the proposals in which case they will be rejected and returned
Application must be submitted in one ( I) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy (pdf format)
and placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Project Manager
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme,
Municipal Solid Waste Management Department.
Incinerator Compound, Princes Street
Application must be clearly marked at the top left hand comer "Inslitutional Strengthening
and Supervision Consultancy".

Further information may be obtained from the oice of' the Project Manager. Georgetown
Solid Waste Management Progranmme. Municipal Solid Waste Management Department,
Incincrador Compound. Princess Street, Georgetown. Guyana

Phone: 592 223 5123. e-mail: gswmp 1730@gmaii.com

2/16/2008, 9:17 PM


Co-operative Republic iof Guyana
Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project
Office of the President
Credit No. GY-0070
Project IDNo. SSPAP1516/GY-SF/EOI-0504001
Expressions of Interest

The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American'
Development Bank toward the cost of the Social Statistics and Policy
Analysis Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy

As a result, the Government of Guyana is seeking an Information
Technology (IT) Consultant Specialize in (Data Management and
Networking) to work with the Bureau of Statistics. The goal of the
consultancy is to build IT capacity within the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) and
to Network the BoS with the Social Sector Line Ministries and agencies to
provide an'efficient and effective social sector data management exchange

The consultant will work under the direction ofthe Coordinator ofthe Policy
Coordination and Programme Management Unit of the Office of the
President and the Chief Statistician Bureau of Statistics.

The ideal applicant for the position should generally have the following

A Degree or higher in Computer Science/Networking;
At least 4 years experience in Data Management and Networking;
Aproven track record and recent experience in carrying out MIS and
database assessments;
Experience in social services management information systems.

Interested applicants must provide information indicating that they are
qualified to perform the services (CVs, experience in similar conditions,
The selection of a consultant will be done in accordance with the procedures
set out in the Bank's G(uid/nl,,.' (current edition).

Interested applicants can obtain further information along with the Terms of
Reference (TOR) from the address below Monday thru Friday during office
hours of 8:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs.

Expressions of interest must be sent to e-mail address:
triplccc@yahoo.com and a copy delivered in a sealed envelope to the
address below no laterthan the 17:00 hrs, Friday, February 22, 2008.

Procurement Officer
Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project
Policy Coordination Programme Management Unit (PCPMU.)
Office ofthe President
New Garden St.. Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel: 592-223-0917 (ext. 26) Fax: 592-223-5231

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19,16 i


W ANTED 1. ,p" rt .".2

2008. No. 52-SIA.
matter of the Rules of the -F,4,
Court Act Chapter 3:02 and --. .
Rules of Court -and- In the
matter of the infancy Act,
Chapter 46:01 -and- In the
matter of the Inherent
Jurisdiction -and- In the matter
of the minors MOHAMED SAIF
BASHEER, born on the 19"
day of July. 1995 and
born on the 1' day of
November, 2000 BETWEEN
NAZRUDEEN Applicant -and-
BASHEER Respondent.
formerly of D'Edward. West
Coast Berbice. TAKE NOTICE
that a Originating Summons
for Custody of the minor
children MOHAMED SAiF
BASHEER. born on the 19"
day of July. 1995 and
born on the 1' day of
November, 2000 has been
filed in the High Court Registry
at New Amsterdam. Berbice by
Application in person or by
letter to Mr. M. BACCHUS,
Attorney-at-law of Lot 7
Charlotte Street. New
Amsterdam, Berbice a sealed
and certified copy of the
Originating summons with
Affidavit in Support will be
delivered or sent to you. If
within 12 'twelve) days after
the Final Publication of this
Notice no Application has
been made nor AppeaCrance
entered the Court may proceed
to hear the said Originating
Summons and pronounce
Judgement in your absence
notwithstanding and that this
matter is returnable for the 4'
day of March, 2008 at 09:00
hours. Dated this 14'" day of
February, 2008. Sgd. P.

APARTMENTS for long or
short term. rental in
Subryanville or in Sheriff
Street. Call 227-2199. 227-
2186 or 227-3336.

BEAUTY Salon Roxie's
Royal Hair Fashion City Mall
invites you to come in for
quality and complete services.
Call 227-8538, 227-2525 for
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

ARE you a youth 18 28
years old want to start your own
business? Call "ideas for free"
625-6682. between 7 and 9
P. ... ....................................................................
PERSONS required to fill
envelopes. for US$500 or more
weekly. 1.1l-i1. i J -pplicants
send a -.-- i -,-:, stamped
enveloped for information to:
Jimmy Daniels. Lot I Eccles
Public Road. East Bank
Demerara, Guyana.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kerstins Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
-WAv.kerstings. org.q

S. OUSMAN offers courses
in dressrnakino. 56 Section 'M'
Campbellvii-e, Housinq
Scheme. Phone 665-6493.
VISIT Roxie's fashion
M-erriman's Mall for custom
made clothing. School uniform.
leotard, tights gym wear, swim
suits and anything with
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangement.
cake decoration, 153 Barr St..
Kitty, 226-9548, 660-2713.

For more information, Call
226-9448, 628-7880.
NAIL courses special
Mash offer, only $4 000 each.
Register now, limited space
227-7342, 613-4005.
K. SANKAR of Annandale
ECD offers elementary.
Intermediate & Advance
Dressmaking courses, sewing
services. Call 220-9532.
Guardian reading classes for
children 7 years and older. Call
227-8143 between 1 and 5
pm, Mon Sat.
MASTER computer
repairs & networking.
Become A+ Certified
unbeatable cost A+
Network+, MCSE Certified
Trainer. Practical Traininq
Focus. Call Joel 655-0614

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.

Certified Masseur. We help to
soothe muscles and alleviate
stress. Call anytime 676-
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.

AN overseas based
Guyanese is desperately trying
to get in contact with the eider
son of ;or DEVIKA
RAMPERSAUD who will be 15
and over of age DEVIKA
RAMPERSAUD who is currently
residing in a Squatting area on
the East Coast of Demerara.
This is in connection with a
matiier of benefit to them.
Anyone knowing DEVIKA
RA'IPERSAUD are ask to
contact Tel. # 691-5033, 225-
8829 or 629-1003.

# 646-4501.

the crisis,

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MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped enveiooe -
CFI. PO' Box 1154
Georgetown. Guyana
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
Phone Pals Service. Are you
looking for true friends and
true love? We are her, I, .h. II
you. Please call 62-4j. : ,.
BAHAMIAN woman 22 yrs.
seeks Guvanese man 24 -- 30
years for serious relationship in
he Bahamas who loves the
Lord. Mechanics, carpenter, etc.
Phone # andphoto. Vanessa
John. P.O. Box 54351 CR
Nassau, Bahamas.

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GET rid of evil. fix love.
sickness. etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417. 220-0708.

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

DO you have houses or
apts. .. -. i ri Call 218-
0 03. ,:.*.:* --.-
CHILD Care Services. -
Ruimveldt H;S. Call 223- ...
or 662-9080.
HAVE your hair and nails
done in your home at cheapest
rates. Tel. 661-4682.

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Appeals for Refused Cases,
Refugee, All C (aadian
mmaigrartisn oMatters


Certified Immigration
(Caada: Tel: 416-431-
8845 or 647-284-0375
Etm il:
Guyanan: Contact lando Narine at
Tel: 225-1540 r 668-2991
W can help you to Migrae to

FOR all your culinary needs
large or small parties.
-.. ..,J '- ~ siness meetings.
:. .. : ..... -..-.. 225-2819.
upholstery guaranteed.
Household furniture, office
,f-i iu vehicles, etc. Tel.
.... - 276-3652, 276-
TECHNICIANS available for
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CALL 233-2495-6
Or vist:www.abinlnet

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
rnasonry, varnishing, plurbirn
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
LOOKING for that special
someone! Call Companion
Dating Service and let us find
vou that true companion. Free
registration Tel. 227-3273.
FREE registration. Let us
find your special someone taboo
lifestyle companion dating
service. Tel. 683-7144 Email:
BUILDING construction
carpentry, mason, tiling.
plumbing, painting, etc Prompt
: n reliable service.
.- -: i, .-: 216-0671 622-

VALUE Added Tax -",cord
keeping. Bank Reconci, dons
preparations, par
preparation. sock :. ri
Fixed asset recording i.,..-
keeping services. '-, .: :

HEATEA, ETC. TEL. # 627-7835.
FOR repairs and services
to washing rnachines.
refrigerators, clothes dryers:
gas -tne c,,-,-o wave ovens
etc. *': H .- i
-- ---- - ----- - - . :
...... ,: ":3007
BUILDING construction -
carpentry, ras on. iling.
olumbino ;:. ,'. :. Prompt
". ', -, ,i I "1 I I i.- service.
Free estimates. 216-0671 622-
', "1 ,'' "-- --- h ---
i i r

keeping services. Contact 673-

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nvitateins Tickete
Flyers Brechures
Programmes :,Ic L, inn ,
Bz. Cards Bill Books
Letters Postersa
i .i- Services
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Tel: 225-7444

LUMBER checker and
Porter. E-,le' Industrial Site.
EBD C.-ii F,.i I 609-7675.
VACANCY exists for
h4r-:.':i Contact Exoressions
7-1i8. Salon. Tel. 226-
1 OFFICE Clerk.
Requirement at least 3 subjects
CXC *,....,.i.: Maths & -_,',:r
Tel. C
STATION to rentl barber.
hairdresser, nail technician. Call
VACANCY exists for one (1)
female to work in Laundromat.
Come in with written application
at 150 Thomas Street, Kitty.

Applications. ,nr,'led 'rim iui' t'.bl
qualified persons to fill he post of:
R qiirilenlr its:
0 Diploma in irmairkcting amnd
or a riniriinull o war 2
relei ant experience
Age beta .cll 25-35
Solnd I i iowliv.dgr itird
lproccssiag & di:labtuse
oftsvarie & ouse of ihdw inter'nei
(Gd interpersonal skillkI
Srnd alpplie~tin arirh C(AV o:
'The Officte llaager
'lih L.anguage l inst I itiU I nc.
231 C(namp Sireet
North .Cuimmingl.bturg
'O reach n Ii( tn tr th,;) I'e'hruiarv
22. 20{)1

VACANCY exists for Security
Guards at National Security
Services. Lot 80 Seaforth St..
Carnpbellvilie. Tei. No. 227-
One Handyman to work in
Ocqie rea. Between the -- of
3, and 50 years, mIus!, ri. to
take care o dogs. Telephone -

Porters & Security Guards.
Apply Avinash Complex.
Water Street. Call 226-3361
VACANCY exists for
5.:, Guards at National
S ..,r, Services. Lot 80
Seaforth St., Camplbeiiviiie
Tel. No. 227-3540.


Apply to
Regent Household
VACANCY exists for a
professional seamstress a
professional Cosmetologist, 5
years experience and a
machine operator. 696-4397.
DRIVER expediter
Requireenets at least 3 years
experience, between 35 55
years, sound secondary
education. 2 references.
wanes, -?ne-,ti ahi 4 Send
application '. Meadow
Bank, East B. Dem. Tel. #
VACANCY exists at
Survival for: Inventory Clerks,
Cashiers. DriversiSalesmran
Applicants must apply with a
written application and a
-assport size photo to 16
uncan St. &Vlii~r-r-nn Rd.
Tel. 227-8506. '-': 621-
COMPUTER Teacher to
teach school drop out and
underprivileged youth @ Mc
Doom Trainina Centre.
Qualification: 5 CMC subjects
including Mathematics &
English Diploma in computer
studies. Experience in a
similar position would be an
asset. Appiy Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, East Bank
ONE (1) Leader for
canine division, ability to train
dogs and train ranks, must be
to upkeep the hygiene of
the j ,- A.,ply in person to
Mr. S,- --." h. Raqhubir. RKs
National Security Ntetwork, 172
Light & Charlotte Streets,
Bourda. Georgetown.
SECURITY Guards to work
at the Ministry of Fisheries
Aquaculture Division.
Agriculture Road. Mon Repos.
Persons from the East Coast
and also former workers of
RK's Security and workers of
the said location can apply
Contact The Recruiter, RK s
Security Services, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets.
Georgetown. Tel. 226-7541,
227-5072, 226-0168.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards.
Requirements written
application, valid Police
Clearance and two (21 recent
testimonials and must have a
reasonable educational
background. Age Limit 25 -
45 years. Handyman -
requirements written
application, valid Police
Clearance and two (2) recent
testimonials. Must have a
reasonable educational
background. Age limit 20 -
25. Closing date February 29,
2008. Apply to The Manager.
Guyana Fisheries Limited,
Houston. East Bank Demerara.
NEED A JOB? We can
help professionals.
Managers, Supervisors. Sales
Reps., Sales girls and boys.
Counter Helpers. Cashiers.
Drivers (6) Porters (55) Cleaners
(35) skilled and unskilled
workers helpers, pump and
wash boy attendants, forklift
operators factory workers.
Office Assistants, Clerks.
Receptionist Secretaries.
Computer Operator.
Confidential Secretary, IT
Specialist. Internal Auditors.
Junt or Auditors, Waitresses, &
Waiters. Tele-mrarketers (3) We
also provide jobs within" the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471. 643-
2959/227-4 7 2 8. .emailn
national recruiiers@yahoo.com

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Full time

Call: 227-4402

RUSTIC Integrated
Services needed experienced
Coal burner and labourers (pit
digging). Contact 673-7566.
69 -2 69... 38-2484.....................
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., Civille.
s .. f.f.. ..._... o..r. ... .t.? ... ..............
VACANCY exists for one
(1) qualified Cook, one (1%
one Assistant for addition
information. Contact Melanie
at tel. # 668-5834 between
the hrs of 9:30 am and 2:30
.f ... ..... ..... ........... ..... .. ...................... .
VACANCIES exist for
Cashiers living within
Georgetown, Drivers and
Salesmen. Aply at Survival
16 Duncan St. & '. II.-: : nl, -.
Road, with written application
ard passport si.zep.hoto...............
PORTERS. Apply with
written application and two
recent references to Manager.
Sol Gas Distribution, 9
Dowding Street. Kitty, G/town.
Between the Hrs of 8 am and
I a p .- M1 nday to Friday. Tel.

1.1 ACRES of land at
Melanie Public Road, East
Coast n" S'r,, $1I 000
000. T-I .:.r-' i. 329, 699--
3662 David.
DIAMOND front $5M
L-in. of Canaan $2M.
-i. River front, 200
acres, 440 acres. Ruqhas #
97 ACRES land
Dankbarrheid, Susannah Rust
128 acres land, Loo Lands &
Dora. Contact Success Reairm
- 223-6524, 628-0747.
150 ACRES Plantation
H^mrri-'. both sides of
(C,, ,,,,. Public Road. 1
Mile away from last entrance
of Berbice River Bridge. Call
Danny Christini 266-5464.
266-5414, 615-1247.
ATLANTIC Gardens 74
x 128 $12M Houston 80 x
157 $12M, kouston 95 x
157 $15M. Shamrock
Gardens 86 x 128 $18.5M.
Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
D'URBAN Street very large
prime land (3 house lots; 44 x
222, plus extra reserve iand.
;.-. cheap r -,l', 18
'rii,.i Owner 226.1 : 7 :1 -
....3 ........ ............................................... ;..
BACK on ;ihr inarket for
sale Broad Sre-i opposite
Gafoors Warehouse, large
prime land 200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million.
Owner 226-1742, 623-1317.
LAND for sale
approximately two (2) acres
located at Bladen Hall, ECD,
has access from the Publip
Road Contact 274-0424 or
e-mail CNehaul(3aao!.comr
Serious enquiry only
PARIKA road to riverside
area $20M, Lamaha
Gardens $15M. Queenstown
- 540M, D'Aucuir Park -
$100M, Courida Park- -T.rf."
Le Ressouvenir i7. ..l
Atlantic Gardens, Hapoy Acres.
Republic Park $9M'.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 684-
lots $50M. Mobbilisa Linden
Highway 50 acres land $5M.
24 acres land sard pit S43M.
Diamond Middle income land
S3.2M $4M, Turkeyen ECD
land 49 -- 61 corner spot $4M,
ECD land 70 x 115 near sea
wall S10M, Kitty land price
$12M $30M. Peter's hali
Public Road 2,996 sq ft
$6.5M, La Ressouvenir ECD 6
house lots $50M. Mobblissa
land 105 acres Mobblissa 50
acres with house $13M. aluni
Creek 75 acres land S25M,
Festival City 76 x 48 $3M.
Car michael St land 265 x 70
price S120M, !andi at lower
Peoiiroom EssequLibo 149.98
acres $48M. Call Future
Homes 227-4040. 225
0995. 669-7070, 628-0796.

ACRES. 227-0464, 646-3251.
HOUSE lot farm land, fruit
trees. Canal #1 WBD $7M
nreg. Call 654-2509.
community), 95 x 116 $25M.
Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
125 house lots at No. 64
Village, Corentyne, Berbice -
$400 000 each. Call Carol -
226-6809, 612-9785.
2.. .... ... ........ .... .... ... 7.. ...... .........................
ROBB St 50 x 100 5 acres
rice land Golden Fleece
Essequibo. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.
EBD $2.5M $3M -
$4.8M S10M $20M, WCD -
$4.8M Campbellville
.12.5 Tel. 227:2256..
Estate, Leguan 353.85 acres,
.uj, ab'. or pasture or rice.
l:.;:..l. .... 223-7983.




double $lo15 MLION


bedroom a dpt. or short term
rentai in Kit'y. Tel. 227-187. .
co:taiined aparntments for
overseas ,uCess. Cal 623-3404
,flat wi ith toilet and bath inside.
Tel. 220-4454.
Prime Commercial
S,'' u ' ia ound i ,- for
Si .. Sq. Ft.T,- 226-

ONE (1} bedroom apt. to
rent at 254 Sec. St, '-..
S20 000 oe r -ri, i ,_, -
,nti-h-i Tel. -i. ':-, cell
:i., ".i. ...I .
SHUTSON Ville. furnished
toop j'i- Success Realty -
223 J.-;4. 691-7618, 628-
.... ..... ......... -....................................................
KITTY visitors
completely furnished apartment
- US$00 week. Tel. 675-0000.
: TWO offices or for other
business, Camp St. area. Call
Richard 609-7675. 33-2614.
APARTMENT to rent Lot 8
Railway Line, Better Hope.
Contact Ram 624-1909.
ROOM (furnished) tor
decent single working female.
Tel, 226-5035(08:00 hrs
17:00 hrs)
ONE 2-bedroom
apartment for couple
situated at 318 East St.. N!
C/Burg. Tel. 698-1730
ONE 3-bedroom upper flat
in Barr St., Kitty $50 000.
Tel. # 226-9213. Call between
4 and 10 pm.
; TWO-BEDROOM bottom
flat at LBI Line. ECD $20 00:0
per month 220-2366/615-
HAPPY Acres two storey
l-rI1'.- r .i,'." ..in c r -,-n ;,-,]

WANTED a front building
to rent for Church either at
Catherina. Leonora
Stewartville or Uitvlugt. Call
I EXECUTIVE apartments.
For en uiries call 225-2780,
225-2819 between 6 am & 4
pm. Residential, area, 24 hrs
000 MONTHLY. CALL 218-
4635 OR 648-7504.
building at Linden over 20 000
sq feet io let available in
whoie or in part. C(al Rvan.
Tel. 625-608.

FURNISHED flats for
- : .:, 7 visitors. Phone 227-
._: ...... . . ....................
ONE 2-bedroom upper flat
in Newtown, Kitty S50 000.
Tel. 226-7038
PRIME location on Sheriff
Street for business. Call 223-
0819 or 628-7410.
OGLE front 3-bedroorn
top flat, student accepted.
Phone 222-7516, 621-2891.
REGENT Street ground
and second floors suitable for
large business. Call 624-6432 or

3 bedroom house
$500 US neg
Bond space, neg

House with hugh
land space $35M
KlTTY $14M




located in C '.'i. ";.i.i '
Contact Sar.-i _' .,- '
FOR rent one fully
furnished studio .p.; .iT -
Situated in SRG. ''.: .=iI
218-3266 after 4 pmr.
APARTMENT in Kittv for mature
BEL Ar Park Iii
furnished eOeciutive concrete
; with ail modern
: elepione 642-0636
KINGSTON fuliy furnished
two-bedronm executive
apartment with all
conveier ces 'eleohone 225-.
for couple or single persons in
the city. 226-4177. 225-2319.
(88 7224.
.8:: 24.---............ -... ......
OFFICE space over 4 000
sq. ft. with lots of parking,
Queenstown, Georgetown
negotiable. Tel. 624-4225.
2-BOTTOM flat at Lot
D'Urban St.. Werk-en-Rust.
Suitable for business. Call 227-
0858, 628-1435.
TWO-BEDROOM lower flat
(back house) $32 000 per
month. Two months' security.
Contact Tel. 227-6285.
furnished and unfurnished four-
bedroom executive building
with all conveniences.
Telephone 642-0636.
OFFICE space $50 000,
bond space $50 000, snackette
- $60 000. Internet cafe. beauty
salon, restaurant. 683-0172.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/S5 000 per day. Call
.......... .... ...
ONE & 2-bedroomr
apartment tc. I .1 1 i i. fiun ,
furnished, r .,
overseas visir : i' '
CAMP St., prime business
place. large and secure ground
floor. K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency
- 225-0545, 642-0136
2, 3 & 4 bedrooms
apartments, Queenstown. G,
town from US$500 per mth.
Te.. 624-4225
HOUSE in Diarnond on
East Bank 5- bedroom,
Jacuizz 'i 'ir' 3 toilets, etc. -
US$1 ''"I 218-0303. 655-
1 3-BEDROOM .l ir .. flat
unfurnishedi at E- -..1-: H/
Scheme, fully grilled, overhead'
tarik, no parking facility. Tel. #
233-2272, 661-7610.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
U G AREA fully furnished
four bedroom executive
concrete 'i with all
modern .,'- K.S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0545.

ONE house to rent in
Ennore $20 000 monthly.
Contact 622-0086.
furnished apartments $2 500 &
$4 000 daily at Cummings & 6"
Sts. Call Julian 225-4709 or
2 .--- 7-- .......................................................
Spaces now available in
Prime Location for Offices. Also
on the Ground Floor spaces for
Store. Tel: 668-3576, 669-
6151, 227-6015.
SPACIOUS bottom flat
situated at 77 Hadfield St., W/
Rust, drea 2 100 sq. ft. suitable
for re taurant or any other
business. Call 227-6929 or 641-
235 ............
FU ~LY furnished with hot
and cold bath, top and bottom
flat for Overseas guest. 129 -
4'1" St.!. Alberttown. Call
Rockville Home 622-3285,
FULLY fenced and secure
concrete bond, (30' x 30'),
suitable for storage factory etc.
at Public Road Mc Doom
Village. Phone 233-0570.
. I-':- E-' Alexander St.,
. 11, 1.7 000 Ideal for
bou fiue, internet cafde money
transfer, computer school, etc.
Cal 225-0571.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished
with. AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
S- .'' 'i, available.
C i1 ..- ii 226-2543.
EXECUTIVE house and
apt US$700 upwards, hot
and cold, pool. with great
yar-1 p-r'.c Tony Reid's Realty
- 5 i-,,: 1, 225-3068. 225-
2626. 22553198.
2 6 2 6. ;... .2 5 .::5...9.. ....................................
COMING trom overseas -
long term. short term. Check
out the Green House
Apartment one bedroom.
AC. TV. kitchenette. Call 227-
6587. call 227-6646.
... .!!.........: .-6------ :- ........ .........
floor office space in
S'ri~;,.rrtnirn approximately 1
S: r-conditioned.
available from April 2008. Tel.
# 225-4106 Ms. Arjune.
WELL-appointed '
bedroom iop flat in ',-
Street. Newtown. Kitty.
S $60 000 ier
S .-- -, t Tel. # 225-
4106 Ms. ,.
. .... : ........ ..... .... .
furnished I & 3-bedroom
apartnmerts AC. hot & cold,
parking, etc. Suitable for
'er-'e visors, short term
i : -5137, 227-184,3.
$3b t0,. $35 000. S40 000,
$60 000, $80 000. Fully
furnished 000. $200
000. $400 .",i0 T.i 231-4589.
e' and designed with
in.:;-.:l in mind. Suitable for
any business looking for good
location.0 Located in Middle
Str et. Call +(592) 226-0891,
St.r_9 ..: ..c... 2_?.. .. .....--------- ..
iTWO-STOREY concrete
hoiise, fily grilled water tanks,
electrical, pump, four bedrooms
two baths, fully furnished,
,:.: :,.,-i .iille US$1 200.
.L r.J -.:.... or 655-6300.
OFFICE space to let at 95
Ha field iStreet. Werk-en-Rust.
Gebrgetqwn. Suitable for\Law
Practice, 'Medical Practice, firm
or company. Contact Gordon
on.Tel. No. 223-0929. 226-
3595, 693-4329.
executive, other professional.
Beautiful 2-storey fully
furnished, 2 baths, and al
conveniences, house in upper
class location US$1 200 and,
more properties from $80 000
Excellence Realty -" 625-7090
US$5001$600. Pouderoyne -
$27 000, $20 000. Kitty $50
000. furnished properties -
US$400 $2 000, business
rentals US$300 $3 000
Phone Ruqhas Real Estate. #
227-1590/92, 226-2803.
ONE Lg. 3 bedroom house
mesh 8 acs, hot and cold, grill,
etc. residential US$2000
unfurnished. 3 bedroom house
fully furnished, 3 self
contain nd rooms US$1500.
others furnished or unfurnished'
form US$325 US$400 apt
and houses Call 226-2372.
.. OFICE space fior rental -
one Aewlycornstructed .3-stbrey
cohcr-ete .building of.
dimerisiohs 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
buidinr. Each floor shall have
its independent supply of
power and water. Please call
227-2712 or 223-7487

STALL to rent $10 000!
mnth. Section G Bourda Market.
Call 690-9305.
ONE (2) two-bedroom
bottom flat, at Liliendaal. Price
$35 000. Tel. #222-3436.
CARICOM Gardens fully
furnished four-bedroom
executive concrete building
with all convenience. 225-
0 5 4 5 .................................................
unfurnished four-bedroom
executive building with all
modern facilities. -Telephone
ONE (1) two-bedroom
bottom flat' s if-contained
apartment with caor space.
Married couple onlv. Tel. # 233-
2240 after 4 pm., I
US$1 000 East Bank $25 -
$35 000 $40 000 US$900,
Kitty US$500 -US$800. Tel.
APARTMENTS (1. 2 & 3-
bedroo) $25 '000. $28 000,
$35 000, $40 0 & $60 000
houses $40 000 & $80 000.
Call 231-6236, 649-8464.
OFFICE space $50 000,
Business place $60 000,
Bond space $50 000,
Snackette. --iiijur;i Beauty
salon, Interr, :.i3 i. :.-01 72
ONE two-flat concrete
building situated at 18 New
Hope Public ',Road, EBD,
comprising I..: .i yard space.
qr ..,, and front
r -r! three bedrooms,
three toilets, two showers, one
bath. two reception rooms, one
dining room Kitchen twenty
minutes. drive to and from city.
Call 266-1163, 609-7282. 616-
BEL Air Park US$1 000 ..
new Jacuzzi fully furnished
home, generator, leather sofas,
hot and cold system, AC.
Subrvanville -. residential area
US$1 200. F i, Park -
new home '.i i : 'i.. Bel Air
Springs homes with pools
'? ,;? -i_? r'n
business accorrirnodation.
Chinese restaurant. Keyhomes
615-8734, 684-1852.
'i e,-" office US$2000. Sheriff
.-.... USS5000. Bel Air Parkl
USS900, Atlantic Viil US$2000,
S r EBD US$25 000.
H i I.. : US$8000. Camp
1: ... Larraha Gdns
-$. : '- i iS 2500. Cuysuco
Park US$2000. Counda park
U S 2 5 0 0 .,- '; ,' ,-*
US$200.0 I ..
US 200 -*
'-i'" Subryanville
': a! ".. Diamond H/Scheme
US$'4500, Cali Future Homes
227-4040. 225-0995, 669-
07070, 628--0796.
--.- -. ----....... ... . . . . . . . . .
"Have 'I'n iC Christ. Today"
Phone '-i988. 623-6431.
E m a i
" 1 .I l .-.i,, ,-i
GuiSuCo Gardens. turkeyen'-
US$1 500, US$1 200. Diamond
(semi-furnished three-bedroom
house) US$1 500 US$600,
Subryanv ie ,i r.rr i,, ._ four-
bedroom ii; -. L. i I 1500,
Prashad Nadar (executive
furnished apartments) US$1
000, US$800, Ba 'otstown
(semi-furnished) US$1 000,
Earl's Court, LBI (furnished)
US$800, Oleander'Gardens -
US$500, Garnttt Street (three-
bedroom senmi- furnished) -
US$500. Triumph- US$500.
Providence $50 000, Success!
Grove $35 00, Eccles (1-
bedroom) $A0 00.

ECCLES, Public 'Road -
$50M. Call Carol 226-6809.
2:.9.. _......... ......................................
1 LG HOJSE residential
$55 million negotiable. Call
226-2372. '1
PRIME property for sale in
Lethen. Cont.Tel. 662-8970.
PUBLIC iRoad v-t'L.,
reduced from $24M to : I.
225-262:6. 225-5108. 231-
2064, 225-270,9.
ANNANDAIE North 2 storey
three bedroom like new asking
$5M. Call 2251,5591 or 61"-
S-- I
MON ROSI Public Road -
large tw-cstore concrete and
.wooden buildd. g with back
! 2063 ..........
CAfMP ST. prime business
place large two-storev concrete
and wooden building. no
repairs. 642-0636.
CRAiG two storey with land
size 35 x 144 fti in good
condition. '. 7 5M.'Call
225-5591. i. ,,

K' C/VILLE $40.5M.
VISH REALTY 225-9780,
KITTY $15M. Ogle -
$17M, Industry $T3M.
Prashad Naar $27M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR A ency 225-
0545, 642-0636,.
1 PRIME business
property located at a 4-corner.
el. 226-1629.
LOT 48 Pike Street, Kitty,
flat 3-bedroom each. concrete
building. Contact Ram
anytime 624-1909.
PERE St., Kitty second
property 4-ft drive way only
Middieton St.. second Street
with 15-ft drive
PRINCES St. 3-storey
property. House and land No
1 Canal. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair.
vacant possession. 225-

... .

Queenstown, Bel Air Prk,
Subryanville, Bel Air Garden,
lamaho Gardens, Coricom
Gardens, Allanlic Gardens,
Happy Acres, Republir Park, et.

"A Trsted Name"
227-198, 270-4470, 623-4431

LAMAHA Gardens,
I'. rnl'n ijMiddle Street,
r F', Alexander
.iii, Park, Eccies
L l ., t), ., t rl
Gardens. 227-0464 .' ,
2 BU!LDiNGS in i yard,
dirnensien 500 ft. x 76 ft. at
39 Friendship, EBD,
accessible by both river and
road. Call 2252-8060. 614-
3059, 954-443-8039 Florida -
6 4 4-6 7 2. .....................................
NEW spacious 6-bedroom
concrc. -. -ii'1., 1 Ogle
.fron; L -,:'-- I I.-_ 1 ,., 222-
7516, 621-2891.
HOUSE in Non Parie! on
East Coast 3 bedrooms with
land $7.5M. Call 218-0303/
PRIME 'business place.
Camn St., large two-storey
building, vacant possession.
.Pri.c negotiable. .225-054.5.
NEWTOWN. Kitty large
concrete front building with
level space. No repairs, vacant
possession 642-0636.....
house on double lot in South
Ruimveldt Park. 1 house lot -
45' x 80'. Contact 685-9297.
1 LARGE building, well
built-up frontage ana land,
Ideal for business at Supply.
EBD. Call 646-5833, 266-
PROPERTY for sale at Lot
1 Zorg Public Road
Essequibo Coast. Price $3.81M
nea. Call 216-1574, 644-
EAST Coast $3M $4M
- $5M. Civiile $12M $1OK,
Kitty -'$17.5M. Queenstown
$35M $65M. Tel. 227-2256.
ONE 3 years built house:
for sale in Independende
Boulevard. Fruit trees in yard.
Owner leaving country. No
good offer refused. 642-3974.
NO. Agent. Call Hubertl-
227-1633 to view beautiful.
Ideal property 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms. 2 kitchens,
concrete. Suits 2 families.
TWO (2)-apartment
building situateat a James
Street, Albouystown at
negotiable prices. Contact Mr.
A. Kin .on 225-4443, 225-
4534. 622-7628. .,
...... -- - ;--
WOODEN building at :257
Thomas- St. SIC burg'.for
residence,'consultancy (Quick
sale). Contact 227-6956, after
6 pm or 621-6573.
S16M. Alberttown $6M,
$14M. Robb St. $9M, Kitty -
S7M. $10M. Cf.,afl,.- l .H -
$11M South 'rl -l ', -

2/17/2008. 8.39 PM

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ONE 2-storey 3-bedroonm
transported property in
Friendship. EBD, JR Housing
Scheme $5M neq. Tel. 220-
2366, 662-6897 or 6270-3532.
PROPERTY for business,
Kitty $28M, North Road -
$28M v-.?u Eiickdam $40M
neg., C.rir.:r, St.- $70M,
Waterloo St. $50M. 225-
5198, 225-2626. 231-2064.
DOUBLE lot of land, Da
Silva St.. Newtown, .i. -. -e
and land in South- F. ,n.'in.ll
Gardens: 226-4177, 688-7224,
225-2319.ay $11M. 225-
2626, 225-5198. 231-2064,


S Located at
Line Path, Corriverton
Tel: 225-2072
or 624-0834

D'Urban St. 18M
Alberttown -$19M. residential
$30M. Phone #227-1590/
92.ope on East Coast
furnished or unfurnished 4-
bedroom, 2 toilets. Jacuzzi,
etc. Call 218-0303/655-6875.
D'URBAN Street,
Wortmanville massive two-
storey commercial wooden and
concrete building measuring -
24-ft. x 120-ft. with single and
three-phase wiring. Suitable
for a factory school, spare
parts. etc. Call 624-3378.
OLD Rd. Eccles $6.5M,
neq, AA Eccles $3.2M neg.,
Peter's Hall $9.5'.1 r,-,
Kitty $10M neg., -
$16.5M neg., Croal St. $72M
neg., new hotel & Bar Regent
Sts. -- $69M neg and much
more. Call .683-0241.
SECTION K' C/vilie -
$23M & ,$40M. Lamaha
Gardens $50M. Bel Air Park
$32M Atlantic Gdns $30M,
Liliendaal $23M, Camp. St.
$50M. Regent St. $80M. Ci
ville (land) $9M, Kitty (land)
$6M. Tel. 226-1192., 669-
KASTEV WCD 2-storey
.. "hrlor & concrete building
.. 24 ft). 3 bedrooms,
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 evening.
--- ---- -...... ...... :.. .. ..........................
South Riveldt Gardens -
$10M, Festival City land 48'
x 76 $2.2M, L.amaha
Gardens $18M, '3ju-:r,: I .
- $15M, Nandy FParti t7"..1
tri ,~d,-.. B'ook Gardens -
: 4".'., I .'- i' R!veldt $5.5M,
Diamond $3.5M. 218-4396,
LBI .1 .
- $32 51 Pr b..- sl, -i
$32M ut., '.J :'Il
$45iM, B': i -, !', ', '
S45M,. Atlantic Gardens -
$30M: Brickdarn $35M,
Ogle $50M, Subryanville -
STOOM. Bel Air Springs -
$'i30M. C 311 arol- 226-
6809, 612- '':
REGENT Street $90M.
Sheriff Street 1 new -
$120M elevator, etc,
Queenstown $50M. Bel Air
Park $35M. Republic Park -
50M popl. Atlantic Gardens,
double lot pool Lamaha
Gardens $60M, Main Street
- US$800 bi) Robb Street
$70M. Etcces AA T:2".1.
Prashad Naaar new i .! ,
Ogle $17M, New. $8M new
Jacuzzi bath tubs. etc.
Keyhomes 615-8734. 684-
3 B/R house in Alexander
iilj.1- $33M L'rinih- Gdns
-. price S.,-r i. r r
', i i.- St $75M, 'EDi
- i' ... B house $32M.
', r..rr i,;-, prnpPrtv prirg
$73M Ul -I I .: E- :r,' .-"
to $40M -. '1 I .1 ;,r:.r.
150M, P. r.. ,r r,,1 -- : .1
Sec 'K' C .,,n $45M. Nandy
Park $'8M, Queenstown
^ '.1 to $52M. Bel Air Springs
."5l 1 Eccies $55M. Atlantic
I-n' $24M. Call Future
Homes 227-4040, 225-0995,
669-7070. 628-0796.

7. 59: -. ----- -- ------- -. -

CALL 615-7030.___
MADE $85 000. 220-4791.
ENGINE. CALL 222-4966.
GREEN. TEL. 225-3737, 225-
OLD. CALL 220-6879.

--r I
il~ l~

Sony- t5 floor Model $325,000
Philips 5' nFoorModel $325,000
Sony 65"' BfR $425,000
Hitachit -61S$375,000
Toshisa. -'Sf $375,000
Philips Magnavox 61" $375,000

6 blilb St., Latown. r 225-2503225-4631
8 Camp & Drteai Sais, 0T 231-3602

PIT bull pups quality blood
line. Contact 645-4587, 216-
SAWMILL and Gas Station
for sale. Sold separately.
Contact 266-2611.
LISTER engine and
generators 4 to 17 KVA. Tel. #
8 7 ............................................
ONE complete 3VZ (V6)
engine in parts. Contact Tel.
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4prn) Mon to
NEG. CALL 269-0603, 669-
CUTE 7 weeks old uppies,
small breed vaccinated and
dewormed., all 233-2624.
PARTS for Twin Tub
washing nmirhineS Telephone
227-0060, 1.- .-1' ,
USED tyres whole sale
and retail. Call 222-3538 or
I GOLD Mining block
Omai Quartz Hill. Con act 222-
ONE (1) non-working
computer nd out of order
printer Pnrie negotiable. Phone
21:- .4-1
MIXED fluffy Dachshund
pDp $6 000 each. Phone
233-0608. Monday to Friday -
8 am to 4:30 p_. _____
AIR conditioner, lawn
mower, sewing machine, dining
table, sofa. orchids, lamps,
stove r- lfi.-,; i.-'r washer
almost new. 2zi-I.-4.
MUST GO. 1 -- 6" LAND
dredge with 2 4-cylinder
P;rr ,.- 1 000 Series complete


is.:iE'l -;r tfi

k000R lilOg 26 t r, 0,
i -1 .' . -' .-..

HONDA 250 Custom. oood
-,,-, 3Y bus shell,'one
E i. ,,..i 2 TV. Call 688-
.... . . . .... .. ..i'. . ..it'r -. . . .
A' ubicrda Marke t I il
SariS 223-1599 Mkl ric 1 6 1-
atrre-i 2-- ..eN t e" .S3, .0

HONDA 250] Custom. aooo
*.r;] ,*-. ,* 3Y bus ah lt ione
i.* Drr ;..i2 TV. Call 688-

A 3DOUBLE stali at '" 'J'^, ,
Call 223-1599 Mki I; I -
hom-fi'; *-w-- *" .. -. .. .


2- 385 KW 3 phase

240-480 volts 60Hz



Tel: 225-2072

or 227-7383

PUPS for sale. 8 weeks old
pure fluffy dachshund puppies,
vaccinated, deworned. 226-
9548, 660-2713.
1 CUMMINGS engine
diesel- 375 KVA generator.
Excellent condition' only 108
104. Contact # 628-6662.
1 LISTER Petter engine
with 5 000 watts generator
diesell, 110 240 volts Jialing
50 motorcycle. Contact 621-
2 12 000 BTU air-
conditioners, 1 1 700 watts
inverter. 1 pressure washer, 2
water pumps, Freon gas copper
welding rods. Call 623-7212.
YAMAHA EF 6000 watts
generator, gasoline, key start and
crank 12v battery charger. Price
$180 000. Tel. 31-2206.
..1..8.0.... ... O.. . .... ...-...2.. .. ... .... ..............
ONE complete music set
4 15" base speakers, base
amp 2450 watts. Price -
1800 000 neg. Contact 229-
NOW in Stock for the first
time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397.

HONDA Pressure washers
3000, Honda generators 3000
electric compressor, Lincoln 225
welder. 627-66 59,. 327-5348.
ONE 75 Hp Yamaha
outboard, one 22' and one 18'
wooden speed boat, in
excellent condition. Call 260-
4459 or 653-0396.
SHOCK reatmiennt for
C., n) r, rl 1-1-. -. I ') i -- I :T I'1I TP'.
n ., .i:' h .. am 4
p ...n. ....Mo n.... o... .......................................
FREON gas 1 12. 22, 502.
134A, 404A'& 141 also Helium
for balloons and argon gas
Phone 233-0608 (Iam 4 pm)
Mon to Fri.
......... ....... ...... ... .. .... .. ........... ... ...............
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps.
rnolors, belts, valves, knobs. etc.
Tr,-hnirin available. Call 622-

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.
RAZOR wire $4 500
American made paint $1750
sal, lorha sill (massala brick).
all 223-5699. 227-0723, 623-
1392. 222-5013......
1 PIT bull 11 months and 1
bull Mastive. 16 month, both
imported. Excellent guard dogs
$60 000 neg each. 220-2366.
615-1518. '
FOREIGN & local F ..i TL
and accessories bails. que.
cloth and rubber Contact Naka
220-4298 609-3311.
:.. 2.2.0.:. 4.2.8... ..6.0... ..... ..... ....................-- -
JUST arrived. Intel Pentium
3 computers complete with
monitor keyboard, Ig mouse.
Price $48 000. Call Future
Te"ch,0n 233 1-2j)6 Q905.,26,?. .,

HOUSEHOLD articles TV,
beds, etc. 'A level care, Maths
& Physics text. Call 688-4391.
2 X 3" ZIPLOC bags,
ideally for pharmacy etc. Coast
$1800 per box (1000 bags). Tel
No. 698-3435/270-5018, 642-
2 250 Ho Yamaha
outboard engine, left & right w:
controls. 1 Nissan Titan w/
...-iia.!,. 2 Yamaha Jet Skis.
T.,: ;'-0-3877, 652-3805.
2 KICKER L7 with box $100
000 neg, 2 Rockford Fosgate 12"
T2 w/iox $140 OOD neg.
696-3369, 226:8030.
MASSEY Ferguson
tractors from England. Just
arrived. Models 85 & 188.
Call 218-3574/263-5652.


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


We are located at:

1 671 GM engine, oil
fuel, and air filters in all
different sizes %" drag hook
steel 5/8 bolt and nut, grade 5
and mile steel. Call 617-8156,
PLASMA TVs. video
projectors Laptop computers
electric and box guitars, digital
cameras PDA cell phone.
Contact Patrick Tel. # 226-6432,
TV SALE 50 brand new 27'
television we will beat any
prices by $8 000 guaranteed or
it is free. Salod Marketing,
opposite Maraj Building. 225-
21 6, 227-5731.




Call: 689-7004
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient service
0 11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD Phone 338-2221
& 338-2335 (8 am 4 pm) Mon..
to Fri. (Sat 8 .-12).
VACUUM motors) induitrinl
'I L L n
':, r, .'-,r.'': combo pressure
washer rubber seals (water). Tel.
231-1786, 665-3528.
ard p.'i' ,.- fridges,
microwave, stoves, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV. beds.
washing machine. occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-
1 STALL in Bourda Market.
1 new metal glass case, 1 100-
Ib cooking gas ,iia-,j,-i new
Sarnsung K3'I "IFP ..i,.- with
sports arrmbarnd, 3 wireless PCI
adaptor- ird 1 Lengha (Indian
wear). (C -1 -4910.
Liquidation sale '" stic
reduction in pr;.',- fl. i ,
and batteries, .- ij,-I .. ,i1 .I1
engines, guns and arniMiunlton.
rain near, hooks, rod .,, I reet.
etc. All items must ao. 'i No.
225-8918. Fax No. 226-5340.

CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs -
$5 000 alum 55 !bs 5 800
Soda Ash 55 Ibs $7500
sulphuric acid 45 gals $52
200 granular chlorine &
.I I:1;.T j : all prices are
ST u 233-0608 (8
am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.
CUMMINGS generator
engines and detroit diesel 1
Cumrnings 855 350 Hp
marine engine couple up to
a 8x10 high pressure water
pump and one Caterpillar
3406 engine for truck 325 Hp
also 1 Bobcat 963. Call 623-
1003, 218-1469.

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid


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.
Rebuilding & Spare Parts Service.
388 South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Tel. 218-1469. 218-3899. 623-
1003. Spares parts available for
caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit
diesel engines. Also Kubota spares


-A .U

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

Desk Top Computer
IncluCding M

Keyboard :
Fsp.. p X

S1 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 ir..'. 1 -
25 Hp 4 stroke, H, 2
stroke, 2 Hondas ',n .,'-,' .- 4
stroke. Call 644-z ',,,
STEREO set in pieces -
,i, "';:. iiua izer, crossover
rin, .-ir,: O ne ,.:.,i; ,,. 3
Caravan in working ,,i,-1.1 i
and one concrete bungalow
house, three-bedroom, toilet
and bath. 220(7252.
HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, you can relax
with your family and view the
channel of your choice. For
more information contact #
231-6093. 227-1151.
Large welding set (1)
oxygen bottle only torch hose,
gauges $75 000: large drill
press on stand Milwaukee. 110/
40v $85 000; 25 KVA dry
transformer Belgium made -
$75 000; large industrial
.: .. I -. I. $105
I'"l: U' 1 i sander
,r -. r I- i i English -

Tarizzq tile cleaner
(industrial) 11 ".' ^ "i i
Extractor fan 1 i i' i
each industrial. '- new 2 and a
half inch water pump on steel
frame ..'.,,i 'p ir ,,i, oni steal
frame ii, i ' u i i.' hz could
be usedi for wash bay, oultry &
animal pens $105.000 USA
made. 1 iamer mill. Brazil
made l10v $75.000 Tei. 226-
8454 .... .. .

CHARRAN Publishing
House Bodi Free Book Store
new location 135 Sheriff
Street, C/ville. Tel. 231-1284.
225-7368, 612-0052. In stock
the best text book from Nursery
to University Level in English.
Spanish, French. Also in stock
stationery supply for school.
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 hamer
mill, razil made 110v $75,000
Tel Tel. 694-1236
Now in stock at Ram's
Auto Spares, 114 Light Street,
Aiberttown. Georgetown 226-
6325. 227-1454 624-1909. All
model ,.r 'i Hyster,
Caterpillar, Ti' 1.I and Nissan,
Generators from 3 KVA to 800
KVA, Perking gen. set 4 & 6-
cylinder engine, Dorman.
Deutz, Isuzu. Ford, Lister/Petter
Kubota, one complete mobile
work shop in container to
service fuel injector pump
three Ford County 4-wheel
drive 6-cylinder tractors, in
good condition, 753.0033 cat
in parts. 4 solid wheels and
other parts and 10 luss 300 x
15, also 10 x 16.5 tube tyre
wheels complete,

9521, 655-4049.
81. TEL. 683-8013.
1 GX 90 MARK 11.
CALL 220-6879.
1 AT 170 CARINA.
excellent condition. Tel. 621-
PCC Motor car driving
and with spares $225 000.Tel.
ONE AE 150 Corona.
automatic, excellent condition.
Tel. 644-5096.
1 HILUX Surf, PKK Series
fully loaded. Price neg. Tel. #
ONE Nissan Sentra B 13.
Price $675 000. Call 227-
3862, 622-6673....................................
1 2-TON Nissan truck. open
back. Price negotiable.
Contact 277-0108, 654-7662.
CANTER TRUCK. Sold as is
Call 612-9364
1 LONG Base Mitsubishi
Canter, open back. Contact
260..2806, 621-2859._
excellent condition. Home -
270-4880, Cell 629-4164.
Sl-rr.-lh- Tel. 264-1521, 692-
ri F r,-, reasonable.
One AE 100 Sprinter in
J." condition. Contact 652-
i !- / 218-2182.
AE 100 Ceres, mag rims.
music, fully powered' A/C.
Good ,.. 1d,?.J.,1. Call 627-
4415 or '', ..' *...-I
1 AT 212 Dark Silver, mass.
DV, alarm $2.2M n4rc
Contact Sunny 'n- i'-2;
696-3369. 226-8030.
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212, AT
170, RAV-4 $600 000. $800
000, S1M down payment. Hilux
Extra/Single Cab. Call 231-
........ ............. .... ...... .......................................
mnotorcvcle 50 cc $130 000.
.Call ...6.5-629.0.
ONE AE 100 Sprinter, one
AE 91 C(orolla Call 613-5923.
671-9665, anytime
ONE Toyota C .- -'nter.
,VP,|l,,-r]|I , ,,-,ii!..' r ': ,,,. neq,
automatic, fully powered, AC.
music. Call 256-3216, 621-

1 AE 91 Corolla, good

1 NEW model Toyota
Corolla 1 AT 192 Carina. 1
Marino. All loaded Call
220-5244 or *:' 5538.
TOYOTA Townace. perfect
condition for business $675
000 neg. CASH AND GO. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Carina (212'
Just off the whart Reg #i PK
8864 Tel. 623-4831l. 222-
3317. 233-3105.
NISSAN Frontier 4 x 4
Extra Cab nick up also GMC
Extra Cab 4 x 4 diesel pickup
226-4177, 225-2319. 688-
doors. Excellent condition,
PHH series. loy i .i ,., Tel.
223-4026, 21 .. 623-
1613, 623-4l14 1.
.-. **.-. ** .,,,, .




1 AT 192 Carina F/
powered and with mams and
AC and CD music PJJ series.
Tel. 266-2461. 65-6397......
FORD F 150 (Dark Blue)
V6 4 doors, leer tray cover with
windows. Perfect for camping,
etc. 20" Limited chrome rims
- 76,840 on clock. Call 220-
4897, 610-4704.
DODGE Grand Caravan
SE like new also Honda
DelSol Sport car also Ducati
916 motorcycle. 226-4177.
225-2319, 688-7224.
ONE Paiero Junior.
excellent condition, CD roof
rack, hard cover spare wheel,
etc. Bobby 220-4221.
ONE 2000 Limited
Toyota 4-Runner, 20" chrome
wheels, Pioneer DVD player,
alarm, etc. Call 623-3122.
ONE Toyota Ceres,
excellent condition, Price -
$875 000 negotiable. Contact
Number 266-0820 or 622-



1 CRV, top-notch
condition,mags, Crash
Bars, Roof Rack, etc.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brikdam Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
ONE blue RZ minibuses.
BJJ 7379, Excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Tel: 275-0043/ 681-6679
1 FB 12 Sunny stick
gear, mags, spoiler magic late
PGG series. $575 OO.. Tel.
649-0329, 699-3662. .
2001 Hilux Extra Cab pick-
up, 5-speed manual, 5L
diesel engine $4 000 000.
Tel. 688-9855. Never
reg stered..................... .. ....... .............
excellent condition, disc,
4WD, BKK Series. Price -
S1.6M neg. Tel. 266-2461.
Touring, PJJ Series, excellent
condition. $1 450 000
negotiable, 220-1627, 621-
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
car. spoiler music. etc. Price -
45,0 000 neg. Excellent
condition. Stick gear. Call 680-
2910, 629-4236.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE
1997, 4-wheel drive sun roof,
mag rime, adjustable steering
wheel, next to new. PJJ 2332.
Price $4.5M neg. Tel. 277-
HB 5157, AT 150 Toyota
Corona $700 000. Price
negotiable. Working condition.
216-0427, 615-9465
1 TOYOTA Carina (212).
Just off the wharf Reg. # PKK
8864. Tel. 623-4861, 222-
3317, 233-3105.
. .._ -.3..:...... ............
1 AT 140 TOYOTA Corona
automatic with mags
excellent condition contact
Tel. # 665-5209, 645-5637.
Price reasonable.
1 AT 192 Carina, in
excellent condition mag rims,
CD player. Price $1 250 000
neg. Tel. # 220-2345/617-
1 BJJ RZ minibus, 2 BHH.
Price starting from $850 000
to $1 400 UO. Phone 268-
3953, 612-5419.
ONE minibus/minivan,
GDD 9236 (3Y) in fair
condition. No reasonable offer
refused. Contact. Radhika
Sharma 275-0280.
S h..a.r. a...-....7.5. .. ..:.............................
ONE Toyota Hilux Extra
Cab Turbo diesel. Black &
Silver. Supreme condition -
3.8M.... 689-5858.
ONE Toyota RZ. excellent
condition $815 000 neg.
One 3Y minibus stick gear -
$385 000 neg. Tel. 220-4103,
Cell 655-7282.
NEW Toyota Nadia SUV
recently registered, original
mags. CD changer, television,
digital dashboard, fully
powered all wheel drive
vehicle. Call 643-7406

TOYOTA 4-Runner and
Ipsum AT 212 carina & 192. AE
00 Sprinter & Ceres, EP 82
Starlet Hilux pickup .l.IIuL:I.,,
Miraqe. Amar 227- 4-1 ,..
S GRAND Cherokee Ltd.
Leather interior, spinners Acura
L,:e- d leather interior. Lexani
:,,r-i~ Contact Patrick Tel. #
226-6432, 623-2477 ....
1 AT 150 CARINA, stick
gear. music, 17" mag rims.
rce $40000 0 neg. Call 699-
1300, 641-1444.
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Silver Grey, PKK series.
immaculate condition. Price -
$1.8M neg. Tel. # 226-4356.
between 8 am and 6 prn



.. ,

PKK series

Contact Lakhram
Tel: 270-4102,
270-4165, 612-6165
Immaculate condition

excellent condition $3,6M,
Toyota Corolla, PKK Series -
$2.8M, $3.2M Toyota Tundra
$4.5M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
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-
1036, sun roof, 17" rims.
condition excellent, CD/iini
disc player Tel. 643-5122, 676..
TOYOTA Corolla G-Touring
Wagon excellent condition,
automatic, PW, AC, Mags, CD
player, chrome, exhaust hose.
etc. Price $1.3M. Tel. 226-
6096. 612-2258.
trucks, 2 TK model dump trucks,
D4E bulldozers in very good
condition. Also parts available
for trucks. Tel. 642-2542 or

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-
1 TIMBER Jack 450 c log
skidder 1996 hydraulic winch
Cummins power and clark
transmission. 1 Caterpillar
518 cable log skidder has
hydraulic winch. Call 623-
1003, 218-1469.
HONDA Accord, excellent
condition power windows
mirrors, steering programmed
electronic fuel in section, AC,
mags, surround HI-FZ system
automatic $875 000. Call
defender 110 series Turbo
Diesel winch & snorkel tray has
hard cover, 1 T100 white pick-up
truck. Call 623-1003, 218-1469.

1 T 192 CARINA fully
loaded, ma rims. Call 625-
4028, 256-3065.
CARINA 212 old and new
models, imported from Japan.
Fully powered, auto, wood rim.
CD, PW, PL, PM, etc. Ray's One
Stop Auto Parts, 74 Sheriff St.,
C/ville. 226-9109.


Ford F 150 Lightening,
SVT engine, (fast engine)
CD Player, Mag
Wheels. GKK 8569 $2.1 M

TOYOTA 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,
226-7150. ............
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
imported from Japan, 4D 35
diesel engine, 6-speed gear
box, 14-f.et long tray. AC,
power window, 16 tyres etc.
Ray's One Stop Auto P'arTs. 74
Sheriff St., eC/Vile. 226-9109.
(1) AT 170 Corolla car, (1)
AE 91 Toyota car. (1) Toyota
Ipsum brand new motor bikes
on sale 110. 125 and 150
('C). The cheap est in town.
contact Mr. A. King on 225-
4443, 225-4534, 622-7628.
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, teoel tray, double back
wheel. GDD series $1.1M, 1
Mazda pick up single cab
long tray 4x4 82 600cc
brought in new -F series -
$1.3ti excellent condition.
Credit can be arranged. All
vehicles in driving condition.
Sold as is. Tel: 226-8454
Carina $2M, AT 192 Carina -
1.8M, Tovota Raum $2.2M,
CRV$3 -.7M 2002 model RAV
4 $5.8M, 2 L Turbo Hilux -
$3.8M, NZE Corolla $2.8M,
cancer $1.9M. 4DR Starlet -
$1.8M. L-Touridg Wagon $1
900 000, G-Masqterpiece
Autosale -.- 218-4396, 665-
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 lyres, sun roof,
spoiler manua power windows
& locks, full 3 Hks exhaust
system, full flair kit, og lamps,
etc. Rays One Stop Auto Parts.
74 Sheriff St. C/ville. 226-
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 fibrealass van, four-
wheel back axTe, high top. (c)
One Nissan Pathfinder, right
hand drive, powerful four-
cylinder Turbo diesel. All
equipment in "A" class
condition. For more inf. Tel.
new) AT 192 Carina $1.5M,
L-Touring Wagon $1.5M,
Toyota Corolla $1.1M, Titan -
$6M, F 150 $27M, Tacoma
New model $6M. Tundra -
$4.8M & $5M Ceres $950
00, AR 91 O$rolla, manual -
1650 000, Laurel $550 000,
Camry SV 30 $1M, Toyota
Levin $500 000 Alteeza -
$4 5M Cedia $2.9M. 218-
439.6. .. 65..1828....
FOR the best factory
reconditioned vehicles in stock
are AT 192, AT 212, new
model fully loaded RAV-4 TV
Navi, BS, air bIags, KZH' 11
minibus Hilux pick up, Extra &
Single CabCaldina, 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,

Corolla fully loaded $3M. 1 --
AT 212 Canna late PKK series
S1.9M nea. AE 100 Corolla
1.1.in AlT 192 Carina $14M,
1 B12 Sunny (manual) $900
000. Mitsubishi Lancer $1.6M,
2002 Honda Civic $2.8M, 1
Toyota 2 doors Glanza
autornatic $1.6M, AE 91
Sprinter $700 000, 1 Toyota
Super Custom (new model) -
$2.2M, Tel. 227-4040. 628-
0796. 669-7070.

4 RZ Minibuses
4 -AT 192 Carina
2 AE 100 Springter
2 AT 170 Carina/Corona
1 Canter, 1- Pick up
2 AE 91 Srpingter/Corona

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

ACA 21, Toyota Carina motor
car AT 212 & AT 192, Toyota
Corolla motor car AE 100 & AE
110, Toyota Hilux double cab
pick up RZN 169 & YN 107
oyota Hilux Surf RZN & YlN
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, fel. 226-1973,
227-3185 Fax 227-3185. We
give you the best because you

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quality reconditioned vehicles
ARS: Toyota Alteeza (Sports
Sedan); Toyota Vista; Lancer
Cedia, Wagons Caldina;
Toyota Land cruiser. (Fully
loaded); Hilux Double cab ocK
up; Nissan (4x) King Cab Pck-
up (Diesel) Mitsubishi Canter
Truck 2 & 3 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 GASOLINE 5
forward Toyota land crusier
(immaculate condition $9.5M
SToyota double cab 4x4'
$3.2M, 1 2004 Toyota double
cab 4x4 Tacoma Dick up
8.6M 1 Honda CRV $3M, 1 -
3RZ Toyota Xtra cab 4x4 pick
up $3.6M, 1 5L Xtra cab 4x4
$3.9M 1 2L Turbo 4x4 pick
up $3.3M, 1 Discovery Land
rover 5 forward PKK series
$3.5M, 1 1997 Prado Land
Cruiser 5 forward $6.5M, 1
Nissan. X-trail next to new
$9,9M, 1 Nissan 2 x 4 Xtra cab
1.5M, 1 Toyota Surf $2.1M, 1
F150 pick up $2.4M, 1 2005
Titan $7.9M ou can pay down
1 Toyota Tundra $4.2M. 1
Toyota Xtra cab Tacoma
$2.8M, neg. 1 Suzuki grand
Vitara (1998) $2M, 1 2005
Xtra cab Tacoma $6M. Tel,
225-0995, 628-0796, 669-

TEL. # 220-7846.
NATIONWIDE. # 226-2803,
227-0060. ASK FOR ROY.
640-6201, 699-0504.
TEL. 227-0060.
1 SHOP Attendant. Must
have Maths and English. Tel.
697-3463 anytime.
DRIVER for Kitty/C/ville bus
from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call 624-3268.
ONE General live-in Maid.
Call 233-2758, 622-5701. 651-
KITCHEN Cleaner and
Cashier at Kamboat
Restaurant, 5 Sheriff St.
1 WELDER, Arc and gas,
age 20 28 at Fatman
Welding Shop Call 225-2835.
CALL 223-2098.
KITTY. TEL. 660-4659, 225-
HALF day Domestic. Cook.
Call Mrs. Williams 225-0808
or 627-5826.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to
do basic house work.
Salary negotiable. Call 648-
DRIVERS and contract cars
needed. Contact Classic Cabs.
Tel. 227-4545 or 621-1548.
WANTED two Salesgirls to
work at Payless Store on Regent
St. Age 18 25. Tel. # 223-
ONE live-in Domestic. Age
45 52. Apply in person at 125
150 Mon Repos, North. ECD.
WAITRESS Seeram's Bar,
Lot 8 First St.. Alexander
Village. Call 225-5506 anytime
after lunch.
qualification secondary
education D Lama Avenue, Bel
Air Park 225-4492, 225-9404.
WATCHMEN & Porters.
Apply to B. Bhaichandeen Ltd.,
6 Commerce Street, G/town.
Tel. 225-6361.
1 2-BEDROOM apartment
between Vreed-en-Hoop and
Parika West Bank area. Call
227-3405, 264-3147.
one Maid. Apply with written
application to Hamson General
Store, 116 Regent Road,
machine operator. Apply at 170
Camp & Charlotte Streets,
Lacytown, Georgetown.
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tools. Apply 68 Robb Street
Lacytown. Guyana Variety
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-
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WANTED 2 or 3-
bedroom house or apartments
to rent with parking space.
Price $25 000 $35 000. Tel.
No. 612-6672.
SEWING machine
operators drafter/cutter for
garment factory and porters. D
Lama Avenue Bel Air Park 225-
4492, 225-9404.
2 WAITRESSES to work at
Jam's Bar $7 500 weekly. Live
in can be arranged. 124
Montrose Public Road, ECD.
Call 220-1109, 220-2706.
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CASHIER. Apply in person
with written application at
Texaco Gas Station,
Vlissengen Road.
LIVE in domestic to do
only house work (no cooking)
between the ages 17 30
should have pass experience.
$30 000 monthly if qualify
apply Guyana Variety Store, 68
Robb Street lacytown.

NEEDED urgently one
apartment to rent in or around
Georgetown a working couple
with pets. Price $20 000 to $25
000. Contact No. 617-8767.
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CELL phones sales person
to sell cell phones, Ipods,
games, MP3 players, etc
should have pass experience
in some field $10 000 +
commission if qualify. Apply
Guyana Variety Store, 68
Robb Street, Lacytown.
DRIVER. Apply in person
with passport size picture and
application addressed to
Manager of Demerara Ice CO.
Ltd. Address: 29 & 32 Cactus
Road, West Ruimveldt, Greater
Georgetown. Tel. 226-1780 or
SALESMAN to sell
electronic items. Tapes, radio,
DVD player, etc, should have
experience in some field
technician and electrical skill
would be an asset $!0 000
weekly if qualify apply Guyana
variety Store 68 Robb Street,
person w/written application.
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commerce St. 9 am 11am.
DRIVER with experience.
Age 25 years minimum. Apply
in person with Police
Clearance to 22 Austin Street,
Campbellville, Georgetown.
workers. Age 20 years
minimum. No experience
necessary. Apply in person to
22 Austin Street,
Campbellville, Georgetown.
Apply with hand written
application to Regent
-Househqld Electronics, 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. #
MAN. Apply in person with
written application at Texaco
Gas Station, Vlissengen
HONEST & reliable Driver
to work in a popular taxi
service. Salary $15 000 --- $20
000 per week. One reference
and Police Clearance
required. Call 226-0731 or
ONE Caretaker for Masjid
AI-Munawar, located at 50
Lousia Row. Must have
knowledge of cooking
preferably for the less
fortunate. Apply in person Haji
Roshan Khan. C/o RK's
National-Security Network, 172
Light & Charlotte Streets,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-7541,
TWO (2) drivers with 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,
Georgetown. .
HORIZON Construction
Company, wanted truck drivers
10 yrs. experience or more
with unblemished driving
record. Must have knowledge
and experience in the
operation of Hiab Crane,
Applicants with the experience
and knowledge of operation
of Daewood and Caterpillar
Excavators will be an asset.
Salary commensurate with
experience. Contact # 216-
3243, 216-3242, 654-1353. 8
am 5 pm, Mon Sat.

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2/17/2008, 8:38 PM

26 -SUNDY Cl~l~UICL itfy f~00


Former BALCO head Conte

still in touch with Chambers

By Trevor Huggins
LONDON, England (Reuters)
- The head of a former labo-
ratory at the centre of a glo-
bal steroid scandal is still in
contact with controversial
British sprinter Dwain
Chambers, The Times re-
ported yesterday.
Victor Conte owned the
now defunct San Francisco-
based BALCO laboratory and
supplied drugs to leading ath-


letes including Chambers, who
was banned for two years after
testing positive for the designer
steroid THG in 2003.
Conte told the Times he
was still in contact with Cham-
bers, who was named on Tues-
day by UK Athletics (UKA) in
its squad for next month's
world indoor championships.
"We still speak regularly

and I tell him that he can't crawl
under a rock and stay there,"
said Conte, who has served time
in prison on steroid distribution
charges but has since said he
wants to fight against drugs in
"I spoke to him before and
after his win at the trials last
weekend. He's using me as an

example of how to get through
this and make something of his
"I know Dwain and he is
full of remorse and pain. He did
wrong, but I've dealt with a lot
of people who are not nice,
they're dishonest and they steal
- Dwain's not like that."
Conte also believes Cham-
bers could have a role in the
UKA's fight against drugs and
criticised the flak the British
sprinter has taken.
"Why won't UK Athletics

use Dwain as an example of
what not to do, like he's of-
fered?" Conte said. "He's an
eyewitness, he was at the
"He could be a major posi-
tive in the fight against doping,
but instead there's all this hate,
hate, hate.
"What sort of example is
that? I know for a fact that be-
hind the scenes Dwain has in-
fluenced others (about not dop-
"It might not be to his ben-
efit for me to say this, but I re-
spect Dwain Chambers as a

man," Conte said.
"I honestly think he will
go down as a historic figure
because he's bigger than all
this ridicule and hostility. He
has more internal fortitude
than the lot of them (at
Chambers, who was
stripped of the European 100
metres title he won in 2002,
returned to athletics in 2006
and was a member of
Britain's gold-medal winning
4x100 relay team at the Eu-
ropean championships that

Chanderpaul in

as Guyana ...

From back page
will be anxious to put in another match-winning performance
along with his long-term spin partner Mahendra Nagamootoo.
Antigua and Barbuda have a relatively experienced team and
should use the home condition to good effect. West Indies batsman
Sylvester Joseph has been charged with the responsibility to lead
the side.
He will also spearhead the batting along with dashing
opener Austin Richards Jr, veteran Wilden Cornwall, Anthony
Martin and all-rounder Justin Athanaze who has been in fine
form and has the ideal temperament for this version of the
First-class quickie Curtis Roberts and West Indies 'A' rep-
resentative Gavin Tonge will take care of the fast bowling de-
partment and can expect solid support from off-spinner
Athanaze, off-spinner Chad Hampson, leg-spinner Carl Simon
and Branko Payne.
The Stanford 20/20 Cup is a knockout competition featur-
ing teams from several Caribbean territories vying for a grand
prize of US$1 million.

Teams prepare for ...
S p From back page
the players.
"It's about receiving education on matters of anti-cor-
ruption and anti-doping, it's about learning how to cope
with questions from the media and general. being in the
spotlight," Speed emphasised.
"It's about managing to perform to the best of oorar abdlity
in the midst of all the necessap, distractions that go along with
events like this in short, it's about becoming vell-rounded
sportsmen "
A total of 44 matches, including 24 in the first round. ill
be played at seen venues across Kuala Lumpur. Penang and
Today's opening matches ull see Australia pla. Nanibia.
England take on Ireland and India clashing wth Papua Ne,.
West Indies will open their campaign against South Af-
rica at the Kinrara Oval tomorrow.


* The children, grandchildren,
great grand-children,
nephews, nieces, in-laws, and
other relatives of the late
known as ALICE
AMEERALLY who died on
January 13, 2008 wish to
express their.heartfelt thanks
and appreciation to all those
who sympathised with them
during their recent

Thank you for your cards, emails, flowers, wreaths, kind words
and presence at the funeral.

Special thanks-are extended to Dr. Ganesh, Dr. Sattaur, Dr.
Sookhnanan and Dr. Ramsakhal of New Amsterdam, Nurse
Annie Khan and Yvonne, Pastor Andy Girwarnauth, Pastor
Ryan Manpowan, members of the Overwinning-Islington Bible
Church, neighbours and friends.

May her soul rest in peace.

The wife, daughters and other relatives of
the late Deryck Milton Alexander Bernard
sincerely thank all those who-have called.
emailed, prayed. visited, travelled, sent
flowers, letters and cards, made gifts and
donations, attended the funeral, or in any
other way expressed their support and love
at this verv difficult time.

We would like to thank in particular, His

Excellence, the President and Government D ER uIIL
of Guyana, the President, Ministers and AE N ,..,
staff of the Methodist Church, Guvana
District, the Leader. Central Executive Committee and Members of the People's
National Congress/Reform, the Vice Chancellor, faculty and staff of the University of
Guyana, the Secretary General and staff of the CARICOM "Secretariat. BHS and QC
Old Students Associations, the President and Members of Rotary Club of
Georgetown Central, the Woodside and Methodist Church Circuit Choirs. Korokwa,
and the Medical Arts Centre.

SSpecial thanks are extended to Drs Carl Hanoman, Terrence Joseph
and Rudolph Cummings, for the generous gifts of
their time and professional skills. :---

We sincerely appreciate all that-you
have done for our family.

King ends Arjoon's ...
From back page
exceptionally talented Nyron Joseph who scrapped and
scraped and died his way to an impressive win orer Under-
13 Caribbean champion Victoria Arjoon.
Open Category Semifinals
Llo d Fung-A-Fat (+Si defeated Brian Yong I+8) 12/15. 15/10.
Daina King (+ 10) defeated Alexander Arjoon (-251 15/0, 15/-22.
Category A Quarterfinal
Arl\ Fung-A-Fat I-IOi defeated A\-hley de Gro:.t (OnI 15/10.
Category A Semifinals
Nlar Fung-A-Fat I-IOi defeated Jason Van D\k i+Si 15i10.
N ron .loseph I-5 defended Victoria Arjoon (-10) 15/17. 15/13.
Open Category Plale Semifinals
Abhishek Singh defeated Keilha Jeffrey+ 10) 15/14, 15/11
Ioshua Abdool (+6) defeated lerazeno Bell (-15 10/15. 15/12.
Category A Plate Semifinals
Steen Xavier (+4 I1defeated Daniel Persaud i*8 15/ 1, 15/13.
Samantha Fernandes (+10, defeated Al.sa Xavier t-81 15/
13. 11/15. 15/4.



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Thanksgiving service WINIFRED DORIA
for the life of
Arrival:10.2 1933
Departure:13-2.2002 ;
FERNANDES will be held "
at the Roman Catholic God looked around His golden
Cathedral of Our Lady of the and he found on empty spe,
am era Oul rLdy f He then looked upon this earth and saw your tired face
Immaculate Conception He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest
on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 3 pm. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best
He knew that you were suffering
Navada lost her battle with leukemia at the '. He knew thal you were in pain
MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, on He knew thai you would never get well on enirh gain
January 31, 2008, three weeks short of her He and Ihe roahrl wa get ing ed cli
24... birthday. rough and Ih'. hills were hard io dlimb ., ..
24"' birthday. ~ So He closed your wary eyelids and "
whispered, "Peace be Ihine
Navada was the daughter of Mark 1. broke our hearts to lo'.e you '
and Denise Fernandes, sister of ,- !. But you didn i go alone
Arianna and Mark Fernandes and Part of us went with you Ihe day God called you home
fiance of Anand Moonasar. .,'" Sadly missed by her mother .
Sand othel relatives. '-:
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In loving memory of
.j Pr/ Mr Phurshutam Michael Singh
0. Iage 50 of
Lot 33 Anna Regina,
Essequibo Coast, Guyana
who died on February 14, 2007 '
One sad year has passed and ...
A Time does not heal the heartache
Or stop a silent tear
Or take away the memories
of the ones we love so dear...
So look around the garden Lord
And find the ones we love
a Put your arms around them. *
And give them all our love

E L If tears could make a stairway
Memories a lane -,
We would climb right up to heaven
And bring you home again -

I: .. .

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In cherished memory of our beloved DESIREE JOYIO.;OV I, I
mother ROSE JAMES, formerly of \f Born: March 31,1947
29 Public Road, Friendship Village, Monica PE. Benn Die: February 132008
East Coast Demerara who was I The death is announced o Desiree Joy
called away by the Lord on Born: 30th May, 1954 Lovell, retired PublicServant
February 14, 1993. Died: 17th February, 2007 She was the daughter of late Reginald j i
S w Hector Lovell Snr. and Evelyn Winifred '
Time brings changes with the years Love. Motherof RogerYarde, Dayne
But memory keeps its souvenirs 'n Loveli and Dion Innrss Mother-in-law
And though a moment may be gone of Abiola Wong-Inniss. Grandmother of I
The love thatmade it shine lives on hough absent you are ver near Jamal, Jaayce Roger Jnr Renae and Roshun Yade and Owen
Deep in our heads you will always stay ,Sti Iw:d st"' m'ed, and \,ev dear.s Jamal, Jamayce, Roger Jmr, Renae and Roshaun Yarde and Owen
Deep in our hearts you will always il Lovell. Sister of Rensford. Maurice, Reginald Jnr., Marvin, Colin.
Loved and remembered in every way I Trevor, Ralph, Renwick and Gregory Lovell and Desiree Duncan.
No tears, no words can ever say Loved with a love beyond all feeling, Sister-in-law of Ismav, Sandra. Myrtle, Eraleen, Jacquelin and
How much we miss you everyday Missed with a grief beyond all tears. Dianne Lovell, Imelda McKinnon and Joycelyn Branch. Aunt of
0 \ Carolyn, Nigel, Kevin. Launa. Jason, Andrew, Natasha, Nalan.
God saw you were A little tribute, small and tender, Nasstassia, Dameon, Keishia, Kelly, Janel, Michelle. Necketta.
getting tired on that long bumpy road just to say we still remember. Keron. Kean, Josiah and Isaiah Lovell. LaSean Williams, Dion, Nicole,
So He embraced ou with Hin arms Shondell, Sherwin, ifoma and Devon Duncan. Relative of Yvonne and
o He embrace you itnfols aoher year I Debra inniss and Theresa Richardson. Friend ofJean Layne. Derrick
And whispered softly in your ears lm Men i keay vi i r Rodney, Bonita Hunte. Pat Wright. Lynette Jacobs, Pamela Wong.
"Come to me and I will give you comfort and rest" emo r eep.vou ev.r neaI Jennifer DeBarros, Claudette Martindale. Collen Hamilton and many
God broke our hearts to Silent thoughts o time together, others
prove to us He only takes the best Iold memories that will last forever,
"Iving~ remembered by her son: Brindl II, I The funeral service for the late Desiree Joy Lovell will take place on
Thursday, February 21. 2008 at the St. Sidwell's Church. Vlissengen
parents: Brindle & Patricia Benn, siblings: Coletta, I Road, Georgetown at 16:00 hrs. Viewing of the body will take place
Robeson, Leonard, Lena, Howard & Vanessa. Other I from 15:00hrs.
relatlvivnd friafnes. s
ay her sul rest in peae Burial will take place at the Le Repentir Cemetery.
May her- soul rest in peace.
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SINGH: In sad and loving
memory of our beloved
husband and father
POORAN SING of Crane :
Village, West Coast .
Demerara. who departed this
-1life on February 18,-1995.
We never asked for miracles
But today just one would do
To see the door pushing open
And see you walking through
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could through
We would wish with all our hearls
For yesteryears and you
There is a bridge of memories
From here to heaven above
That keeps you very close to us
It's called the bridge of love
If memories could build a stairway
And remembrance makes a lane .. -
We'd walk the long road to reach you
And bring you home again
There is a link that death can't sever
Love and remembrance last forever ;
God broke our hearts to prove '
He only takes the best
May Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal rest \.
Will always be
remembered bn his
loving wife, children andi
all oiter relatives.
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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February -17. 2008


FA concerned over Premier

League overseas plan

By Ken Ferris

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- The English FA has told
world governing body FIFA
that it has serious reserva-
tions over the Premier
League's plan to play extra
matches overseas.
The FA also said in a state-
ment on Friday that it did not
want the proposals floated by
England's top 20 clubs last
week to damage its bid to stage
the World Cup in 2018.
"It was ... made clear to
FIFA that the FA has some se-
rious reservations about the pro-
posal," the English game's gov-
erning body said on its Web site
"We have a responsibility
to the whole of English foot-
ball and we have to consider
any wider consequences and
implications that this pro-
posal may create."
FIFA president Sepp Blatter
has opposed the plans and
warned that the proposal could
harm England's World Cup bid.
With this in mind, the FA
statement added: "We also do
not want the Premier

League's proposal to affect
England's 2018 World Cup
bid in any way. At this time,
due to the FA's strong inter-
national relations, we do not
believe it has."
The Premier League clubs
have agreed to consider playing
league matches overseas from
the 2010-11 season.


The fixtures, planned to be
staged over one weekend in
January in cities which had bid
for the hosting rights, would ex-
tend the league season to 39
matches per club from 38.

The plans have been widely
criticised by world and Euro-
pean governing bodies FIFA and
UEFA and met a chorus of dis-
approval from local fans and the
British media.
Blatter told the BBC on
Thursday: "This is abuse. The
rich Premier League is trying to
get richer and wants to expand
the importance of that league.
"This does not take into
consideration the fans of the
clubs and it gives the impression
that they just want to go on tour
to make some money."
The FA said it had lis-
tened to Blatter's comments
and spoke on Thursday to
FIFA general secretary
Jerome Valcke about the
plans, which will be discussed
by the FA's board on Febru-
ary 21.
"We have heard the criti-
cism from supporters and the
objections raised by others in the
worldwide football family," the
FA said on its Web site.
"The FA has worked ex-
tremely hard for several years
to improve our relationships
and standing with FIFA and

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registered as self-employed)

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because of diplomatic status.

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UEFA, and has largely suc-
ceeded. Clearly, we do not
want this extensive work to be
FA chairman David
Triesman added in the state-
ment: "I am determined that our
international and domestic rela-
tions must be sustained at the
highest level, and I will not
countenance any damage to
those relations."
The FA said it did not yet
have any detailed proposals
from the Premier League to
pass on to FIFA.

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Premier League

chief sticks by

overseas matches

LONDON, England IReutersi Premier League chief ex-
ecutite Richard Scudamore has stuck by his widely-
criticised plans to pla) extra matches abroad and accused
FIFA president Sepp Blatter
of not knowing enough
about the idea when he de-
nounced it.
The 20 lop llighl clubs
agreed Iast eek to consider
extending the league season to
39 games from 35 t:. include an
international round of fixtures
to be staged in Januar
Blatter has said the plan
could harm England's bid to
hosi the 201s World Cup and
also accused nch clubs of sim-
pll. wantingg to get richer,
vhile the Enhish FA told F.FA
on Fnrda it had serious reser-
atllons o\er the propo,-als
Scudamiiore told RICHARD SCUDAMORE
iesierdja's edition of The
TiFmes that he r anted t meet Blatter to explain the plan in
more detail so he could make a more informed judgment
"We %ere told %ke would ha e the opportuntjiN io tall: to
the FIFA president about our proposal I do not see hoI there
can be speculation about the possible impact on thie 21)18 Wrld
Cup campaign until this meeting ha, iaken place Scudamore
told The Times.
"I want to explain the reasons for this proposal to Mr
Blatter because I do not think, on the information he will
have received so far, he has been given a chance to under-
stand it, or what benefits there would be for the game in
England and beyond.
"I am not sure he knows the wealth we generate beyond
our league, such as the 124 million pounds ($243.7 million) that
filters down through the game over here."
Blatter has said the proposal to start playing the over-
seas matches from the 2010-11 season would need FIFA's
backing. Scudamore believes the plan is not covered by
FIFA's current statutes.

Odle to captain

Berbice in Castrol

Under-1 5 cricket

THE Berbice Cricket Board
of Control (BCBC) selectors
have named a squad of 20
from which the final 14 will
be chosen to represent the
Ancient County in the up-
coming Castrol Under-15 In-
ter-county cricket tourna-
All-rounder .Jamailly Odle,
who will be appearing in this
third year al this level, has been
appointed captain with his
Tucher Park teanm mlatle amal La
Fleur as vice-captain.
La I'lcur and fellow national
player Gudakesh Motic. to-
gether with Odle. are among four
players returning from last
year's victorious team.
West Berhice middle-or-
der batsman Khemraj
Rampersaud is the other.
Among the new faces in-
cluded in lhe squad that was
picked afltr the conclusion of a
solitary trial mialch last Thurs-
day at the Albion Community
Centre are the Rose Hall Town
spin twins of leg-spinner Shawn
Perreira and off-spinner Lloydel
Lewis. both of whom created
quite an impression in a first di-
vision mnatcl against Port
Mourant last year.

Former Guyana middle-or-
der batsman Andre Percival has
been appointed coach of the
team for the first time. replac-
ing Adrian Amsterdam while
Vemen Walter retains his posi-
tion as manager for the twelfth
straight year.
The full 14 are: Jamnally
Odle (captain), Janlal La
Fleur (vice-captain), Clinton
Pestano, Dominic Rick,.
Khemraj Rampersaud,
Rajendra Dasrat, Davendra
Pottaya, Andy Mlohain,
Verapen Permaul, Lloydel
Lewis. Gudakesh Motie.
Shan Perreira, Lionel Lewis,
Sharmendra Hardial. Travis
Rose, Ackram Razack,
Kareem Hinds, Naem Yacoob,
Davindra Lalsa and Kurt
The squad coiimmenced
training on Friday at the Albion
Community Centre ground and
the final 14 will he announced
tomorrow afternoon.
With the tournament now
set to start on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 21, defending champi-
ons Berbice will open their
title defence on Sunday_24_
with a match against
- -';tifii -ii-D-nfierara.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 17, 2008 29


Generation next chance to step up

By George Binoy in Kuala

THE Sunway Pyramid hotel
located a little outside Kuala
Lumpur is a teenagers' para-
There are a massive mall,
countless shopping options, an
ice-skating rink, a swimming
pool that tries to resemble a
cavern, numerous restaurants in
each direction and plenty of
pretty women.
One could spend days ex-
ploring the place, diving into one
distraction after another. But for
240 of the hotel's residents -
participants at the Under-19
World Cup this is where they
will go from .being boys to be-
ing men as they take the first big
step in their cricket careers.
Amid the glare of the in-
ternational spotlight and aura
that come with an ICC com-
petition, it's easy to forget
the players are still in their
Most of them have never
addressed a press conference:
Wayne Parnell and Prince
Masvaure, the captains of South
Africa and Zimbabwe, are affable
and cheerful boys but grew re-
served when a microphone was
stuck in their face, answering
questions about pressure, aspi-
rations and rival teams. ,
Most of the players didn't
know the finer points of anti-
corruption and anti-doping
until they attended extensive
educational sessions
organised by the ICC in the
week ahead of the U-19 World
The challenges andgoals
facing the 16 teams 10 Full-
member countries and six Asso-
ciates are varied and while
there are some that are common
across teams, there are others
that are unique to teams.g a re-

UNDER-19 fast bowler Tim Southee has already made his
international Twenty20 debut for New Zealand.

sult of circumstances in their re-
spective countries.
The senior teams in Austra-
lia, India and New Zealand are
going through transitions
Several Australian and New
Zealand players have retired
over the last year and while the
Australian Under-19 cricketers
will use this break to try and
make their state sides, which is
the first step on a long and!hard
road to the national side, for

New Zealand, given the rela-
tively small talent pool, a strong
performance in Malaysia could
fast-track a player's state and in-
ternational career:
Tim Southee, the U-19
fast bowler who made his
Twenty20 international debut
against England recently is
tipped as a future prospect.
India, too, have had a
change of guard in the one-day
team with a rapid influx of crick-

eters in their early twenties.
Several of their U-19
cricketers already play for
their states they know that
bringing the World Cup home
could do for them what it did
for the careers of Yuvraj
Singh and Mohammad Kaif,
who were part of the victory
in 2000.
While most of the attention
will be centred on the stronger
sides Pakistan won the last
two tournaments, West Indies
won both of their warm-ups
against Australia and Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh have traditionally
been strong on the U-19 circuit
- the Associate nations are play-
ing for extremely valuable
Take the hosts Malaysia for
instance: cricket isn't a wide-
spread or popular sport in their
country and the pool of crick-
eters is extremely small.
A few wins at home during
the U-19 World Cup could have

a profound influence on school-
children to take up the game.
It's pretty much the same story
for the other associates like
Papua New Guinea, Bermuda,
Nepal and Namibia.
For the boys from Ireland,
one of whom Paul Sterling
- has already been called to
the national squad, a contract
with an English county could
be the reward for an impres-
sive showing.
This tournament could also
be a scouting opportunity for
the new Indian Twenty20
leagues the IPL and the ICL -
both of which have placed an
emphasis of developing young
cricketers. Who knows, a young
star from Nepal might catch the
eye of someone running a
Twenty20 team and a future
contract could induce the player
to stick with cricket even after
his age-group days are over.
The reality, however, is
that for the majority of the

240 players, from Full-Mem-
bers and Associates alike, this
is as big as the stage will get.
Most will study further and
perhaps take up a lucrative job
to secure their future, others
will persist with cricket but
realise that their dreams of play-
ing for their country are not go-
ing to materialise.
But there will be a precious
few who go on irrespective of
whether they come good or not
in the tournament to forge suc-
cessful international careers.
Nothing captures the imagi-
nation offans like a teenage up-
start mixing it with the men:
Boris Becker, Pele and Sachin
Tendulkar became icons because
they did precisely that.
Over the next fortnight,
countries and cricket leagues
will try and identify talent, hop-
ing to catch the fry before they
become fish.
Will the next generation
be ready? (Cricinfo)

The Guyana Post Office Corporation invites tenders for a
vehicle to transport Mail along each of the under-mentioned
routes and stopping at every Post Office and Postal Agency
along the route.

1. Georgetown to Rosignol and return leaving Georgetown
at 05:30 hrs daily, excluding Sundays and Holidays.

2. Georgetown to Timehri (including Kuru Kururu)
leaving Georgetown at 06.45 hrs daily, except Sundays
and Holidays.

3. Georgetown to West Bank and West Coast Demerara,
leaving Georgetown at 06:30 hrs daily, except Sundays
and Holidays.

Tenders shall include a description of the vehicle to be used to
transport the mail and the following:

a. Aphotocopy of the Certificate of Fitness
b. Aphotocopy of the Ri',:;tration
c. A photocopy of the Cer ificate ofInsurance
d. Valid Income Tax Co tiliance Certificate
e. Valid National i arai'ce Scheme Compliance
f. Valid Tax Identification Number (TIN)

The closing date for the subr
2008. All tenders must be c!<

"Tender Transportation .
addressed to:

i,.on of tenders is February 29,
v marked:

i" (fo- hec selected route) and

Postmaster General
General Post Office
Robb Street

2/17/2008 8:37 "M

Ponting struggling with

captaincy burdens -

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) Australia captain Rick)
Ponting may be struggling to cope with the demands of a long
summer in the spotlight and a hectic schedule, according to
his deputy Adam Gilchrist. ,
Ponting averages just oler 10 with the bai in the current Tn-.
Series with India and Sri Lanka.
"1 am sure he, like all of us, will have been worn down b a
lot of the focus and a lot of the issues that have been around."
Gilchrist told reporters
"We seem to ha\e jumped from one thing to another. % whether
they be high) controversial or just issues that need to be deal
with." added Gilchnst. who made a century to lead Australia to
victory over Sr Lanka in Perth on Frida)
"Things like the Pakistan tour hanging around, the IPL lIn-
dian Premier League), the Indian Test series and all the issues there
in the (Harbhajan Singht hearing RICKY PONTING
'He has had to take the brunt of it and I think we ha\e got to
ackno\w ledge that he does that and islands up and %wants to do it. that is his job."
Gilchnst. who is retinng from international cricket after the tournament. is not concerned about
Pontmg's form in the long term.
"He is still running the team beautifully, captaining. Still very much Ricky Ponting,"
Gilchrist said. "We have got to rally around him and keep him going but he is a class act
and he will be fine."


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30 olUNDAY GHRONICLE February *1 7 008


Barbados storm into

Stanford semifinals

By Adriel Richard

- A fortuitous half-century
from Jonathan Carter, and
purposeful bowling were the
key ingredients that
propelled Barbados into the
semifinals of the Stanford 20/
20 Cup, after they stopped
Grenada by 54 runs on Friday.
Carter, who was named
man-of-the-match, top-scored
with 61 from 45 balls, and
shared a century, third-wicket
stand with Ryan Hinds, as
Barbados, sent in to bat on a
hard, true Stanford Cricket
Ground pitch, reached 152
for four from their allocation
of 20 overs in a lacklustre
second quarterfinal.
Grenada then sunk to 26 for
four, before the fielding restric-
tions were relaxed after six overs,
and never recovered. Their in-
nings closed on 98 for nine in
18.1 overs, since Heron
Campbell was unable to bat be-
cause of an injury.
Alcindo Holder formalised
the result, when he held a catch
on the long-on boundary to dis-
miss Camilus Alexander for the
Grenada top score of 20 off
fast-medium bowler Ryan
The victory means Barba-
dos will face Trinidad & Tobago,
their south-Caribbean
neighbours, long-standing rivals,
and nemeses in recent contests,
in the semifinals next Friday.
But the early exchanges had
favoured Grenada, when they
removed openers Dale Richards
and Patrick Browne to leave
Barbados 14 for two in the
fourth over.
Carter joined Hinds at
the wicket and admittedly
quickly got into stride. He
played an enterprising knock
that included four fours and
four sixes, and reached his 50
in the 15 over, when he cut
Alexander through backward
point for a single.
But he was fortunate to
have been dropped three times.
On 12, Rawl Lewis dropped
Carter at mid-wicket off Ronald
Etienne in the eighth over; on 43,
Alexander failed to hold a sharp
return chance in the 14th over;
and on 53, Denis George muffed
a skier to deep mid-wicket off
While Carter mixed ad-
venture with fluency, Hinds
looked a shadow of himself,
and struggled to get the ball
off the square in his 45 not
out off 48 balls which in-
cluded four fours and one of
the biggest sixes struck at this
ground, off Etienne, over
The Barbados third-wicket
pair put on 105 before Carter
was caught at long-on off
Etienne in the 18th over, but the
Barbadians were still able to
gather 33 from the last 14 balls
to beef-up their total.
Grenada suffered two early
setbacks in the chase, when
opener Andre Fletcher was run-
out for four, and Randel
Baptiste was caught behind Wff
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Benn for a duck off successive
balls to leave the Spice Isle 11
for two.
Though Devon Smith
threatened with a few rasping
strokes off Tino Best, when
left-arm spinner Derick Bishop
gained an Ibw verdict to dismiss
him for 17 in the fifth over, the
Barbadians knew one of the
main stumbling blocks between
them and the Final Four had
been removed.
Bishop with three wickets
for 19 runs from his quota of
four overs, and Benn with the
unbelievable figures of two
for four from four overs tight-
ened the screws, and the
Grenadians had no way to
loosen them.
The Grenadians' only con-
solation was Baptiste earning
the Play-of-the-Match cheque
of US$10 000 for his direct hit
at the bowler's end from long-
on to dismiss Barbados captain
Dwayne Smith for a duck with-
out him facing a ball.
In the remaining quarterfinal
matches, Jamaica faced Nevis
yesterday, before today's
slugfest between reigning cham-
pions Guyana and hosts
Antigua & Barbuda for which
tickets have already been sold
Following the quarterfinals,
there will be a four-day break
before the first semifinal on Fri-
day, February 22. The second
semifinal is on Saturday, Febru-
ary 23, and the Final is on Sun-
day, February 24, for the grand
prize of US$1 million.
Twenty teams started this
year's Stanford 20/20 Cup
which is a knock-out compe-
tition featuring national
sides from several Caribbean
territories vying for the mil-
liont-dollar grand prize.

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Liverpool were knocked out
of the FA Cup in stunning
fashion yesterday when a last-
minute goal by captain Brian
Howard gave Championship'
(second division) Barnsley a

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH Barbadian Jonathan Carter lofts
during his attacking innings of 61. (Yahoo Sport)

BARBADOS (maximum 20 overs)
D. Richards run-out (Baptiste) 2
P. Browne st Fletcher b George .,7
R. Hinds not out 45
J. Carter c Baptiste b Etienne 61
D. R. Smith run-out (Baptiste) 0
A. Holder not out 23
Extras: (b-4, lb-4, w-2, nb-5) 15
Total: (four wkts, 20 overs) 152
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-14, 3-119, 4-
Bowling: Pascal 4-0-26-0, George 4-
0-24-1, Etienne 4-0-29-1, Lewis 3-0-
24-0, Sylvester 4-0-33-0, Alexander 1-
GRENADA (target: 153 runs off 20
D. S. Smith Ibw b Bishop 17

2-1 victory at Anfield.
Liverpool led through Dirk
Kuyt but a Stephen Foster
equaliser and brilliant
goalkeeping by debutant Luke
Steele kept Barnsley in the game
before Howard drove in the
The showpiece game of the

DARREN Fletcher's thumping header gives the hosts a 4-
0 lead in the 74th minute with Arsenal's defence'beaten
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A. Fletcher run-out (Holder) 4
R. Baptiste Ibw b Benn 0
c. Telesford Ibw b Bishop 3
R. Lewis c Benn b Springer 18
J. Sylvester c Hinds b Benn 1
R. Etienne c Holder b Bishop 13
C. Alexander c Holder b Nurse 20
D. George run-out (Browne) 12
N. Pascal not out 3
H. Campbell injured
Extras: (lb-3, w-3, nb-1) 7
Total: (all out, 18.1 overs) 98
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-11, 3-25,4-26,
5-27, 6-46, 7-64,8-93, 9-98.
Bowling: Best 2-0-19-0, Benn 4-1-4-
2, Bishop 4-0-19-3, Springer 4-0-22-
1, Hinds 2-0-22-0, Nurse 1.1-0-3-1,
Smith 1-0-6-0.

round turned into a one-sided
anti-climax as Wayne Rooney-
inspired Manchester United
thrashed a woeful Arsenal 4-0 at
Old Trafford.
Frank Lampard scored
twice as holders Chelsea pro-
gressed with a 3-1 home win
over League One (third division)
Huddersfield Town while
League Tt,:o Britol Rovers up-
set League One Southampton 1-
0 with a late goal by Rickie
In two all-Championship
ties, West Bromwich Albion
thrashed Coventry City 5-0
away and Cardiff City beat
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-
After yesterday's six ties.
only two Premier League teams
are into Monday's quarter-final
draw and the remaining two in
the competition. Portsmouth
and Middlesbrough, face tough
,ames at Preston North I and
Sheffield United respectively
Liverpool. who struggled to
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MANAGER-DIRECTOR of Sanjay's Jewellery Store (left)
presents a cheque to Dexter Garnett, a member of the
Hugh Ross Classics organising committee. Also in photo
is fellow committee member Andre Poonai.

Sanjay's Jewellery

Store supports

Hugh Ross Classics

CORPORATE support for the
inaugural Hugh Ross Clas-
sics set for April 20 at the Na-
tional Cultural Centre has
already begun to flow.
Recently, the organising
committee received a cash dona-
tion from Sanjay's Jewellery lo-
cated at 48 Sheriff Street,
Sanjay in brief remarks said
he was very pleased to be as-
sociated with a competition
that will seek to honour a
great son of the soil.
"We are pleased to be on
board with the organizers of this
event and we want to encour-
age all to support this very
worthwhile initiative.
We also want to see all the

vious rounds, again fielded a
weakened side but fans can
hardly blame coach Rafa
Benitez as his team created un-
told chances.

They went ahead after 32
minutes with a Kuyt tap-in but
Barnsley levelled after 57 with
Foster's header.
Yossi Benayoun and
Lucas both hit the bar for
Liverpool while Steele, the
23-year-old on loan from West
Brom; saved superbly to deny
Benayoun, Peter Crouch and
Harry Kewell.
Just as they seemed set to
celebrate the draw, Barnsley
went one better when Howard
cut in on the edge of the box to
shoot home the winner.
"It's fantastic ... from the
first minute we worked very.
very hard and got Ihe rewards."
Barnslev manager Simon Davey
told Sky Sports News.
"It's a fairy tale. To score
a last-minut~ winner at the
K2i p ef'4it that .will li.e with' :
tlhe players all theirl.veA'i, I' -I

top body builders coming out to
battle for the attractive prizes on
In response, Dexter
Garnett, a member of the
organising committee
thanked Sanjay for his con-
tribution and promised that a
high level, competition is be-
ing planned.
Meanwhile, the organising
committee met Minister of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank
Anthony yesterday to brief him
on how plans were progressing
for the show.
Dr Anthony was also given
a background to the competition
which is expected to be the big-
gest ever local body building
The organizers also in-
formed the minister of their
intentions to host a fitness
walk teaming up with his
ministry and another minis-
Plans are also in train to
have Ross, who hails from the
Ancient County of Berbice, pay
a visit to the first primary
school he attended.
Dr Anthony also offered
some timely and good advice to
the committee on certain mea-
sures that should be put in place
to make the show a success.
The executive of the
Guyana Amateur Body Build-
ing and Fitness Federation
(GABBFF) has officially sanc-
tioned the event having met
and discussed the letter at
their first executive commit-
tee meeting since being
elected last Sunday.
The executive committee
meeting was held at the Bank of
Guyana on Wednesday night.
The organizers have pledged to
work closely with the Federa-
tion to ensure the success of the

A joint press conference
with the GABBFF and the
Organising Committee is
scheduled for the Ocean
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played unbeaten in the'
Demerara Cricket Board
competition, easily retained
their Under-15 title when
they defeated East Bank
.Demerara by 41' runs at the
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) ground, Bourda.
Scores: Georgetown 180 all
out (49.5 overs), East Bank 139
all out (47.4 overs).
East Bank won the toss and
invited their opponents to take
first strike, and reaped early suc-
cess when fast bowler Paul
O'Neil bowled Alex Ramalho,'
the most consistent batsman on
the Georgetown team for nine..
O'Neil also removed Dayanand
Roopnarine without scoring to
leave the defending champions
tottering on 20-2.
With the score on 26,
Sunil Rupee was then caught
off the bowling of Pernell
London who ended with 5-26
from 8.5 overs and was de-
clared man-of-the-match.
Jahran Byron was next to
go after making 17 and helping
to restore some pride to the
Georgetown innings, caught by
Mark Anthony off Davendra
Deosarran (2-37) for 17.
Captain Kwame Cross and
Sarfraz Esau then posted 71 for
the fifth wicket before Esau
was run-out for 36.
Cross soon followed caught
and bowled by Deosarran for

his team's top score of 47 and
then the Georgetown innings fell
away. Only Shaquell Williams
with 18 offered any sort of re-
sistance at the bottom of the in-
nings as London had a field day.
He ensured that the batsmen
did not capitalise onanything
loose as he routed them for 180.
London received support from
O'Neil 2-21 and Deosarran with
When East Bank began their
reply, they found themselves in
an early spot of bother at 15-2.
Deosarran and Anthony
joined forces and posted 54 for
the fourth wicket and looked
certain to upset the defending
champions. However, Amir
Khan had other ideas in mind
when he bowled Anthony for 21
(3x4). The East Bank side saw
the 100 posted from 40.4 overs
in the process.
However, Deosarran soon
departed, caught by Raj Nanan
off Williams for 34 (1x4) and
from there the East Bank innings
went on the decline as none of
their batsmen, apart from
Joshua Vantull (26) and Jagdesh
Bishun (12), was able to stand
up to the Georgetown bowlers.
They were eventually bowled
out for 139 to hand Georgetown
victory by 41 runs and the tro-
phy in the process.
Raphael Singh 3-18 and
Williams 3-26 were the prin-
cipal wicket-takers for the
victorious Georgetown side.


VAT Policy Corner

VAT Policy 33 VAT and Zero-Rated Supplies

iThe Guyana Revenue Authority continues to provide clarifications concerning issues on Value Added
Tax (VAT). This policy is intended to provide a better understanding of zero rated supplies and the items
which are zero rated.

Zero-rated supplies are taxable, but at a rate of zero percent (0%) instead of sixteen percent (16%).
The supply of goods and services that is zero-rated is specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule I.

.Zero-rating is a positive tax treatment, thus businesses that provide zero-rated supplies are entitled to
input tax credit paid on purchases related to the zero-rated supply.

For example, if a registered grocery store sells milk, sugar and rice which re all zero-rated, his output
tax oi the supply is nil (0). However, he can reclaim VAT paid on all supplies purchased for the grocery
store, for example, VAT paid on transportation cost for the milk, sugar and rice.

Section 17 of the VAT Act requires a taxable person who makes a zero-rated supply to obtain and
retain documentary evidence such as tax/sales invoices to verify that the supply is zero-rated.

In some instances, persons requiring zero rating benefit must apply to the Remissions Unit of the Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA).

Persons who require the list of zero rated items or still have queries with respect toVAT are encouraged to
contact the Department on Telephone No. 227-7929, Extension (200) and (201); or write to the
Commissioner, VAT and Excise Tax Department, 210'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for

Brathwaite in Barbados
squad for Windies U-15
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) The outstanding young bats-
man Kraigg Brathwaite, who was the CLICO West Indies Under-15
tournament's Most Valuable Player (MVP) last year, is in the Bar-
bados squad for the 2008 tournament next month in Dominica.
Braithwaite is one of five players returning from last year's Bar-
bados squad for the March 15-24 tournament.
The others on the 18-man squad are Anthony Alleyne, who
captained the side to fourth place in the tournament, Daniel Rogers,
Kyle Mayers, and-Mario Rampersaud, who captured the Best
Wicket-keeper Award at the 2007 championship in Trinidad and
Tobago last April.
Braithwaite scored 261 runs in last year's tournament in-
cluding a century (129) against eventual champions Windward Is-
lands at an average of 65.25.
The unit will be cut to 14 soon.
Mayers and Rampersaud were opposing captains in recent trial
matches to pick the squad.
Barbados will be going for their third hold on the title, having
won in 1997 and 2004.
SQUAD Anthony Alleyne, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers,
Mario Rampersaud, Daniel Rogers, Jamal Boyce, Shane Parris, Sean
Thornton, Brandon Best, Neil Browne, Rico Depeiza, Shai Hope,
Dario Harris, Justin Greaves, Derrol Harewood, Rascelle Gittens,
Akeem Springes, Ravendra Persaud.

Entries for Kennard
Memorial Phagwah horse
racing close March 2
ENTRIES for the Kennard Memorial Turf Club Phagwah
horse racing meet, which is set for the Bush Lot Farm,
Corentyne, Berbice, on March 9 will close on March 2 with
the secretary of the club.
Owners can have their horses registered for the seven-race
event through Justice Cecil Kennard at the Guyana Police Au-
thority, 39 Brickdam (Land Court Building) or on telephone
numbers: 226-1399, 225-4818 or 623-7609; or through
Roopnarine Matadial (Shine) on 325-3192 or 646-6584.
The main race is the C and Lower one-miler for a first prize
of $250 000.
The two other big races for the day are.the three-years-old
open for Guyana- and West Indies-bred horses over a distance
of seven furlongs for a $200 000 first prize and the F and Lower
over six furlongs for a first prize of $150 000.
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PAKISTAN captain Imad Wasim and Malaysia captain
Ahmed Faiz pose with the ICC Under-19 World Cup
trophy, Under-19 World Cup, Kuala Lumpur, on, Friday.
(Yahoo Sport photo)

Teams prepare for

battle as Youth

World Cup bowls off
KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (CMC) -West Indies were one
of 16 teams on parade as the Under-19 Cricket World Cup
was launched on Friday in a vibrant cultural extravaganza.
: The eent, staged at the Kinrara O\al, was attended by sev-
era top oTficials including international Cncket Council (ICC)
chief executive, Malcolm Speed, who hyped up the importance
of the youth tournament.
"This e\ent is designed to be a finishing school for young
cricketers It's an opportunity for these Noung players to test
their skills in a full ICC tournament environment against their
peers from around the world." Speed said
"When I think back over previous Under-19 World Cups
the firut thing to come to mind is the quahlr of the pla ers that
have come to the fore in the seruor global game having first
played in this tournament.
"Inzamam-ul-Haq, Brian Lara. Yu\Taj Smgh, Graeme Smith.
Sanath Jayasuriya and many other fine players began their in-
ternational careers on this stage."
He continued: "And I have no doubt that before us today
there will be the next generation of cncketers who will excite
and thrill us in future Test matches and ODIs."
The 16 teams have been divided into four groups for
the preliminaries with the West Indies doing battle against
South Africa, India and Papua New Guinea in Group B.
Pakistan. the double defending champions after winning the
2004 and 2006 editions, have been grouped with New Zealand,
Zimbabwe and hosts Malaysia.
Speed said even though the competitive aspect of the
tournament was to be encouraged, he stressed that the
tournament would serve as a holistic learning process for
Please see page 26

THE finals of the Bounty
Farm Mash Handicap Squash
Tournament at the
Georgetown Club courts were
scheduled for last night, but
on Friday night at the same
venue the fireworks had
started with the semi-finals
of all categories.
In the open category Daina
King ended Alexander Arjoon's
run in emphatic fashion by not

(From Ravendra Madholall
in Antigua, courtesy of
GT&T, Caribbean Airlines,
RHTY&SC and Trophy
AFTER tonight's encounter
between reigning champions
Guyana and Antigua and
Barbuda all the semi-finalists
of the 2008 Stanford 20/20
cricket tournament will be
Guyana will be obvious
favourites for the game since

allowing the junior Caribbean
champion to get into the posi-
tives in any of their two games.
King was particularly bru-
tal in the second game when she
won her five points to end the
match with Arjoon only able to
win three. She will now face
Lloyd Fung-A-Fat who closed
out the tournament's surprise
package, Brian Yong, in a ,very
close match.

they have never lost a Stanford
match, at the same time though
it must be obvious in the minds
of the Guyanese players that
they are playing at the Stanford
Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The visitors started their
campaign this year with a re-
sounding nine-wicket victory
against Bermuda, but the
Antiguans, one of the Stanford
pro teams will also be high in
confidence after their 24-run tri-
umph over United States Virgin
Islands in match number twelve.

Still recovering from ill-
ness, Mary Fung-A-Fat man-
aged to triumph in back-to-
back matches as she overcame
both Ashley de Groot and Ja-
son Van Dyk in the Category
A quarterfinal and semifinal
respectively, to book her place
in the final.
She will face the

Confidence and home ad-
vantage have ways of wilting
under pressure, especially
with the calibre of players in
the Guyana team. One big
weapon'that the country has
yet to use, but will unleash
for this game is West Indies
renowned batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul.


number eleven underlines the
*depth of Guyana batting.
The 170 square-mile is
always buzzing with excite-
ment whenever Guyana are
engaged in a battle and
tonight's match has been al-
ready sold out as an indica-
Guyana's batting is well
supported by their calculated
bowling attack which will be led

Horse racing at Rising

T Sun next Sunday
THE Brotherhood of St Andrew in the Anglican Diocese,
in collaboration with the Rising Sun Turf Club, will be
holding a grand one-day horse race meet next Sunday at
the Rising Sun Turf club.
Over $1.5 million in cash is up for grabs in the seven races
carded for the day's programme.
The feature event is for horses classified C and Lower, which will
have a first prize of $250 000 and will be run over 1400 metres. An-
other top race on the day's card will be for the three-years-old horses
Over 1400 metres for a first place prize of $150 000.
Other races listed for the day will be for horses in the F, G
I, J and K and L flights. Action time will be 13:00 h and already
a number of the country's top horses have entered for the day's
Proceeds from the day's activity will go towards the church
which will be attending the fourth Anglican Convention for men
in the West Indies.
Entries for the event close today with the secretary jof
the Rising Sun Turf Club.
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Chanderpaul who has had a
good run in South Africa with
the regional side would look to
capitalise on the Antiguan bowl-
ing attack.
He will not be alone, for the
likes of skipper Ramnaresh
Sarwan, openers Sewnarine
Chattergoon and Travis Dowlin,
Narsingh Deonarine and Lennox
Cush are also destructive with
the bat. In fact with the inimi-
table Neil McGarrell batting at

by their spinners and their two-
pace attack led by experienced
Esaun Crandon and young and
enthusiastic Christopher
Veteran left-arm spinner
McGarrell, who copped the
lucrative man-of-the-match
and play-of-the-match awards
in the previous encounter,
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Movies from the

30's to the 60's

I we agree that Guyanese society in the first 80 years
of the 20th century had more idealism, order, and
contentment than wehave today, we should ask our
selves why this is so, and how did it come about?
should not entertain the cynical-belief that Guyanese of
those times were idealistic, or- 1 ., .
derly, and largely contented be- ,
cause they were pressured by co-
lonialism into being docile, obedi-
ent westernised subjects of the'
British Empire. Such an opinion
would disrespect and dismiss the '
ambitious and progressive
commonsense of past generations
of Guyanese from every ethnic : '
background who took advantage of -
the benefits of westernised edu- ''
cation and culture offered. ;
Apart from primary, second-:
ary, or simply private but inexpen-
sive schooling provided by .
neighbourhood tutors, which is es-
sential to begin the process of :
comprehension and appreciation of :. :. BY:' :'. '
language, Math, science, the Arts,
etc, we must also recognize the col-
lective social role audio-visual art played in cultivating idealism, so-
cial order, and contentment in the lives of our previous generations.
Yes, I said Art. But not the typical local pictorial painting of real-
istic representation, landscapes, etc, or emergent creative writing,
theatre, folk or calypso music, but rather the most social of all the
arts, the 20th century production of movies. To this we can add
the influence of radio and the phonograph.
Films from Hollywood's classic period from the 1930's to
the 1960's played a practical influential role in motivating the
labouring Guyanese masses, civil servants, professionals and
administrators, in realising the personal and social excitement
of nation building. That statement may seem strange or un-
realistic to those who think of movies as fantasy entertain-
ment, just something to pass the time, or only exaggerated
stories with violent action, explosions, daredevil escapades, etc.
An enormous amount of such current films, American or oth-
erwise, are almost the only films filling Guyanese DVD rental
stores, street outlets, TV channels, and the paltry two city cin-
emas remaining. If these were the films Guyanese from the
30's to the 70's saw daily in the then cinemas, their sense of
personal and social idealism, order and contentment, would
never had been cultivated and maintained back then. Every-
one should know that if they consume bad food that is fo-
mented, rotten, expired, etc, they will experience physical ill-
ness. It is the same with food for one's mind, one's personal-
ity, one's human spirit, and one's society's civilised develop-
ment, which is what good films, literature, music and visual
art provide. Bad art is not simply art that is lacking in com-
positional style and freshness, but art that projects no men-
tal, emotional, or visual resolution for our anxieties, inner
conflicts, and sensual desires. Bad art, especially bad movies,

seek only to sensationalize, glamourize, and exaggerate the
negative, antagonisticiside of human nature. Guyanese steve-
dores, porters, trades people, merchants, shop girls, civil ser-
vants, professionals etc, who poured out of their various jobs
and filled Georgetown cinemas like Capitol in Lombard Street,
Metropole on Robb, Gaiety and Plaza on Camp Street, Astor
and Globe on Waterloo Street, Empire on Middle Street,
Rialto on Vlissengen Road, Hollywood in Kitty, saw numer-
ous masterpieces of film art, now classics. These classics far
outnumber the amount of bad new films being made today,
because these,,claSicqere cheaper to make in the past and
had a wider range,of tppics, locations, genres, and casts. In
most DVD and videoustores in America, Canada, and Europe,
these classic films ar outnumber recent titles, because these
are the films Mthos'written about, studied, and shown in audi-
toriums attached to '%t galleries, universities, theatres, and
on TV, whose.~eWeky'uides feature reviews of upcoming re-
runs of classicfilAs tl once again attract a mass audience view-
ing in their hoies, l i
What are toe titl1s,( some of these films which raised the edu-
cational, cultural, and moral standards of past generations of
Guyanese? Thisi.isj a tiny selection from an enormous list of clas-
sics: "Only Angels:lavd Wings" (1939); "Mr Smith Goes To Wash-
ington" (1939) -De Wrath" (1940)__ __.
"Kitty Foyle" (1940); "They Drive By Night" (1940);
"Rebecca" (1940); "How Green Was My valley" (1941); "Ball Of
Fire" (1941); "Mrs Miniver" (1942); "This Above All" (1942);
"Sullivan's Tri c'K94 );"Random Harvest" (1942) "The Ox-bow
Incident"(194 );'satanca" (1943); "Going My Way" (1944);
"Since You Wentway" (1944); "Laura" (1944); "The Lost Week-
end" (1945); "Mildred Pierce" (1945); "Leave Her To heaven"
(1945); "Rhapsody In B e" (1945); "The Best Years of Our Lives"
(1946); "The Killers" 1946); "The Gunfighter" (1946); "The
Razor's Edge" (1946); he Strange Love Of Martha Ivers" (1946);
"Daisy Kenyoh4i',19471; "Duel In The Sun" (1947); "Body and
Soul" (1947); "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947); "It's A Wonderful
Life" (1947). Treiur )f The Sierra Madre" (1948); "Red River".
(1948); "Pinky" i. j191i "All The King's Men" (1949); "The As-
phalt Jungle" (19.01. "B ndOf The River" (1952); "The Big Heat"
(1953); "On -The-fWate front" (1954); "The Tender Trap" (1955);
"Rebel WithdiktAtausf "(1955); "Giant" (1956); "The Big Coun-
try" (1957); "IWant To ive" (1958); "Room At The Top" (1958);
"That Kind Of Woman' (1959); "The Unforgiven"(1959); "The
Apartment" (1960); "W st Side Story" (1960); "Saturday Night and
Sunday Morning" (196 ); "The Misfits" (1961); "Splendour In The
Grass" (1961); "Hud" (1962); "Two Weeks In Another Town"
(1962); "Tom Jones" ( 963);. "Irma La Douce" (1963); and "My
Fair Lady" (1964).
Films like these e posed the Guyanese public to human
attitudes, social situa ions, and reasonable responses, which
the total artistic out it of the nation's arts could not equal
(despite thei? vital n cessity), and still cannot. This then is
one important reason why prior to Guyanese Independence,
westernised educatio and culture fostered a sense of overall
civilised Guyanese co tentment, quite similar to what prevails
in most American, Ca adian, and western European cities to-
day. It is only when Ims like these began to stop circulating
in Guyana, and later in the 1980's when local film depots
were closed and such ilms returned to Hollywood and Europe,
that local society had no similar outlet for broad open-minded

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"MOTHER dying,

come quickly".

THESE were the words used and Justices of Appeal
in a fraudulent telegram by Frederick Boland and Harold
bandits in 1953, to get a man- Hughes.
ager away from the East That Court quashed the
Bank Pawnbrokery, at convictions and sentences after
Meadow Bank, Demerara, so finding that the trial judge had
that a robbery could be ex- misdirected the jury on the
ecuted while Manager Ed- question of corroboration.'
ward Persaud was away in In fact, it was said that the
New Amsterdam on the pre- judge had followed the Prosecu-
text visiting his dying mother. tion and had wrongly identified
The pawnbrokery was bro- evidence as corroborative testi-
ken into as planned and mony when it could not be so
jewellery were stolen. categorized.
Police investigations that Attorney-at-law Mr.
followed surprisingly resulted Balram Singh Rai represented
in Manager Edward Persaud be- the Appellant De Abreu, Mr.
ing charged with accessory be- B.O. Adams, S.C. appeared for
fore the fact, while George De the Appellant Braithwaite,
Abreu, Compton Braithwaite while Solicitor General Mr.
and Jaikaran Singh were charged G.M. Farnum represented the
with 'Brealk and enter and lar- Respondent.
ceny' and a second count of Among other things, the
'Receiving stolen property'. Appellate Court noted that im-
At the jury trial in the High portant evidence on the receiv-

Court, Manager Edward
Persaud was found not guilty.
SAccused George De Abreu
and Compton Braithwaite (Ap-
pellants) were found not guilty-
of breaking and entering the
pawnbrokery arid stealing
jewellery. .
They were-however found
guilty by.the jury on the sec-
ond count of-:receiving stolen
property. They were jailed for
a term of imprisonment.
S.They appealed against their
convictions, and sentences and
were freed by the Court of
Criminal Appeal constituted by
Chief Justice Peter Stubbs Belle

O -

Appellate Court freed

convicted bandits on


the count for larceny.
The Appellate Court held:
"Without an express direction
from the judge as to corrobora-
tion of the accomplice in rela-
tion to the count of receiving,
the jury were likely to have un-

Ir iUO By George Barclay

ing count was given against the derstood the judge to be direct-
appellants by a witness for the ing them that the witness who
Crown who was admittedly an corroborated the accomplice on
accomplice. the count for larceny also cor-
That Court found that the roborated him on the count of
trial Judge properly directed receiving.
the jury regarding the rule of As there was no such ex-
practice which requires cor- press direction, this amounted
roboration of an accomplice's to misdirection, the judgment
evidence; but in recapitulat---said.
ing the evidence he (the trial It was pointed out that dur-
Juidge) referred to evidence ing the police investigations,
which was corroborative of each accused made a statement.
the accomplice on the count The statement of one accused
of larceny, but which was not implicated the other who was
corroboration in relation to told of it, and in his own state-
that of receiving. He strongly ment denied the allegations.
advised the jury to acquit on The Police asked the maker

of the implicating statement to
repeat what he had said in the
presence of the appellant. This
was done, and the appellant re-
mained silent.
SThe trial Judge had di-
rected the jury that a state-
ment made by one accused in
the absence of another was
not evidence against the
other, but omitted to direct
them regarding a statement
made in another's presence.
It was also held: "A state-
ment made by one accused in
the presence of another accused
is evidence against the other if,

by his words or conduct, he ac-
knowledges the truth of the
As the appellant De Abreu
had previously denied the truth
of the statement, the jury should
have been specifically told that
in the circumstances of this
case, the damaging statement by
the one accused in the presence
of the other was not evidence
against the other.
That Court held that the
damaging statement may have
influenced the jury in believing
the accomplice's evidence and
the one witness who corrobo-

rated him, and the proviso could
not be applied as it could not
be said that despite the misdi-
rection, the jury, acting reason-
ably, would inevitably have ar-
rived at the same verdict.
Justice Boland, delivering
the judgment of the Court,
had said, ."This appeal is
against a conviction for re-
ceiving on June 26, 1952, cer-
tain.articles of jewellery-sto-
len from the East Bank
Pawnbrokery at Meadow
Bank, East Bank, Demerara,

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Invitation to attend the Public Consultations

You are invited to attend
Public Consultations on Guyana's Poverty Reduction Strategy
Paper, 2008-2012

Consultation Schedule, Thematic Consultations

Theme Consultation Date and time Lanca

Health Tuesday,Febrary 19, 2008, Ce ddiJagan Reseach Centre,
16:,00h (Red House) High Street Kingston

Governance Wednesday, January 20,2008 UnmanaYana, Kingston
16:00 b. ...

SmallBusinesses Wednesday, January 20, 200 Buddy's Internationa l Hotel,
and Economic 16:00 h Providence, East Bank, Denmrara

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VSO and its local partner organizations will be implementing the ABLE
Guyana project with funding 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 ofresponsibilities
Strong communication skills in order to develop and maintain good
relationships with project implementing partner organizations,
volunteers and staff
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with the knowledge that
they were stolen.
"The indictment contained
two counts. In the first count
the two appellants were
charged with breaking and enter-
:ing:the pawnbrokery and steal-
ing several articles ofjewellery,
and Edward Persaud, the man-
ager of the pawnbrokery, was
charged in the same count with
being an accessory before the
"The jury returned a ver-
dict of 'Not Guilty" in favour
of all who were charged on
this count. But on the second
count, which charged the ap-
pellants and another man
called Jaikaran Singh, with
receiving some of the stolen
articles, they were found
"guilty" and were sentenced
each to a term of penal servi-
According to Justice
Boland, "There are only two
grounds of appeal amongst those
lodged by the appellants and ar-
gued by Counsel at the hearing
before us which in our view
merit consideration by the

"Each of these grounds is
based on alleged vital defects in
the summing-up by the trial
judge by which, it is claimed, the
jury was misled to the prejudice
of the appellants. The first
relates to passages in the sum-
ming-up which deal with the
corroboration of the evidence of
the prosecution witness Da
Silva who, on his own admission
was an accomplice.
"The second concerns the
judge's directions to the jury as
Affecting the appellants in regard
to a statement made to the po-
lice by the co-accused Singh in
the presence of the appellants"
the judge declared.
SJustice Boland went on to
point out that for a proper ap-
preciation of the points raised,
it was necessary briefly to re-
;view in outline the facts which
the evidence at the trial dis-
According to him, Da Silva
may be described as the star
Witness for the prosecution. He
stated that on June 25, the day
before the date of the offence -
De Abreu and Braithwaite, who
are a brother and a cousin re-

spectively of his (Da Silva), met
him (Da Silva) about 5 p.m.,
near his house on Camp-Street
and they suggested a. further
meeting the next day to discuss
a matter which appellant De
Abreu then merely referred to as
something 'important'.
"Next day Braithwaite
alone came to Da Silva's
house at 11.05 a.m. and Da
Silva, by direction. of
Braithwaite, went to the post
Office on Carmichael Street
and sent a telegram ad-
dressed to Persaud at the
Pawnbrokery purporting to
be from one George
Menzies, Pope Street, ,New
"The telegram was worded,
"Mother dying, come quickly."
This, as Da Silva would seem to
have understood, even at 'that
early stage of the conspiracy,
was to make it appear later on
'that the manager Persaud, who
lived under the pawnbrokery,
had been induced by;a false tele-
gram to be away from -the pre-
mises so as to provide an op-
portunity for thieves to break
into the pawnbrokery,"; Justice
Boland had said.


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He added, "It may be stated
that the prosecution's case was
that Persaud himself was a party
to the arrangement to have this
false telegram sent to him, but
the jury, as has already been
mentioned, found Persaud "not
guilty' as an accessory.
"Da Silva himself de-
scribed how after sending the
telegram, he went with
Braithwaite to Meadow Bank.
By arrangement between
them, Da Silva himself went
to De Abreu's house, which
was not far, and within view
of the pawnbrokery, but
Braithwaite, who was at the
time an employee of the
pawnbrokery, went to there

and gave an agreed signal to
let appellant De Abreu and
Da Silva know that Persaud
had left the premises."
Justice Boland said that Da
Silva went on to relate that af-
ter the signal was given, he went
over to the pawnbrokery and
received a grip with jewellery
from Braithwaite. He said that
following De Abreu's instruc-
tions, he rode along on his bi-
cycle taking the grip with him.
Afterwards, appellant De
Abreu rode ahead of him and he
followed as directed. They dis-
mounted and together went into
a path leading to the koker and
then by the direction of De
Abreu, he handed the grip to
the accused Singh, who went
with it towards the koker.
"On July 1, the Police in
their course of investigations,
went to Singh's house near the

Houston Koker and Singh dug
up a grip which was identified
by Da Silva as the grip which
De Abreu handed to Singh at the
koker path on June 26. The
grip was found to contain the ar-
ticles of jewellery which were
the subject of the receiving
Justice Boland declared, "It
is clear that the facts deposed
to by Da Silva would, if ac-
cepted by the jury, be sufficient
in law to support a finding that
appellants were guilty receivers
of the jewellery found in the
Allowing the appeals the
judgment added, "There was,
we feel, no evidence at all
corroborative of Da Silva in
relation to the offence of re-
ceiving the jewellery for
which appellants were con-


From page H
:solutions to both personal and social problems within the nation. The result was a new
inbred, locked in, suffocating reliance and obsession only with local political, racial, and eth-
nic values, which go round and round in circles offering no way out, and thereby generating
unstable mental attitudes and extreme reactions, often resulting in violence rather than ev-
eryday pleasures of a civilised nature, which perhaps even the discontented would appreciate
as well.
We should understand why such films, as well as classic American jazz and its now world famous
classic pop and soul music remain relevant to Guyanese society. It is simply because they often re-
flect a similar multi-racial society and the social interactions they face and should enjoy. As Guyanese,
we may enjoy Bollywood films for their love stories, family dramas, music and dance. But these films,
like most African ones(except. perhaps for South Africa) do not contain social interaction with people
who are not Indians or Africans, so they do not reflect Guyanese social reality with all its modern
developments the way classic Hollywood films do. Similarly, the effect of westernised education and
culture on the progress and prosperity of Afro, Native Indian, Oriental and other ethnicities in America
is a lesson for all Guyanese.
Great successful Jazz musicians like Thelonius Monk, Oscar Petterson, Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea.
Keith Jarret, Horace Silver, Count Basie and others, mastered the piano, a distinct European inven-
tion, to create original American music. These musicians may be black, but they are no longer ethnic
Africans, but rather Americans with African ancestry. The same can be said for their colleagues who
mastered many musical instruments invented in Italy. The pop and soul music of brilliant singers like
Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Carla Thomas, Fontella Bass, Otis Redding, Bobby Moore, Smokey
Robinson, Tyrone Davis etc has produced music of more social value and benefit than the noisy, crude
and violent recordings heard today.
Anyone with .noney today can open a recording studio and release their anger and frustration on
societies, rather than strive for a more constructive art. Guyanese today should nevertheless be thank-
ful that some of the best classic films could be bought cheaply here, since such films and music, have
already made huge sums of money for their artists in America and Europe. Local.musical artists who
learn from westernised forms of education and culture and can produce recordings equal in humane and
appealing lyrics and melody, like Da Ville's "Always on my mind", or can equal Sean Paul's ,or Third
World's, or Rihanna's talents, can find easy acceptance and financial success in America and Europe,
then perhaps they too might turn a blind eye to the cheap reproduction and sale of their works locally.
The utilization of Western education and culture can therefore lead to considerable social
contentment both for producers of good art, and the society that consumes it.



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Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board with effect from the 18"'
February 2008 will be located at the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
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Sunday. Chronicle .ietlary-, 1,7, 2,QQ



WE do not fully understand
the problem of pedophilia.
While we speculate about
causes and have collected nu-
merous symptoms, true un-
derstanding remains elusive.
The general perception is
one of evaluation in terms of
the norms of a society; ignor-
ing individuality and pathol-
ogy of child-rearing practices.
The question remains if such
conduct or individuals are
seen as a psychiatric or psy-
chological problem to be un-
derstood and treated, and not
as an act of disgust to be pun-
ished. Is it a disease or crimi-
nal behavior?
The sexual development of
an individual is especially noted
during puberty when the male
sex hormone, testosterone, be-
comes active. The hormone
helps to stimulate the male re-
productive system, including the
prostrate and the secondary sex
characteristics such as the
beard. In the female, this sex
hormone is the progesterone.
The onset of puberty may vary
with genetic make-up, health of
the child, nutrition, etc. and may
vary from age 9 to 14, with girls
reaching puberty before boys.
Later the child is unable to
extend love and sexual feeling
because of rejection or emo-
tional coldness. Such a child will
turn that feeling inward because
the extension has been" rejected;
and mistrust, instead of trust
develops. Because of inward-
ness, they may in the extreme
become anaclitically depressed.

Sexually, it is much easier to
turn to self and masturbate, and
even in the excess.
Generally, there are prob-
lems and difficulties in child-
hood years, resulting in lack
of affection and honest feel-
ings. Gratification is
found in unusual places
and behaviors. Such as
dominance in a sexual
setting, somewhat like
Sado-masochism; the
dominance and submis-
siveness on the sex act.
The id impulse controls
the ego and superego, so
that moral considerations
are absent or rational-
ized away. Many of these
individuals have been
abused as children; they
come to practice what
they know even when
they are informed about the
abnormality or illegality.
The id takes over rationality
or ego.
The modus operandi of at-
tracting and seducing the victim
varies with the individual.
Good listening is an early char-
acteristic of a pedophile. From
this he gives the impression of
being caring and supportive; lis-
tening and sharing of secrets
lead to trust. One of the first
steps is to make and expand
contact with children, as in
church groups, scout groups or
groups associated with high
moral qualities. Small favors are
followed with bigger ones. A
general pattern is developing
trust from the child, parents and

family, to the point where the
perpetrator may seem that he
can do no wrong. Another tac-
tic is to test for keeping secrets.
A first test could be to try a
game telling a dramatic story
and see if it spreads. In child-

hood, having a secret is the ul-
timate status symbol. Keeping
a secret becomes the ultimate
trust, and minor secrets build up
a feeling of responsibility. The
trust will grow to the point
where the victim will discuss
family matters with the pedo-
phile, seeking advice on when
and how he could deal with pa-
rental relationships. It may fur-
ther grow to seek advice about
how to deal with parents in
matters where parents may nor-
mally disapprove.
Relationship with anyone,
child-to-child or child to
adult, is one of power. Even
in child's play, there is an in-
teraction to see which one is
superior. This is true of ani-



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hereby declared a Public Holiday.


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Dated: February 6, 2008


imals and well noted in play
with puppies and kittens. It
is'therefore perhaps an in-
ihate characteristic in hu-
'ftanS, because it means
'iiower, which means survival;
'survival of the fittest; a law
!of nature, a principle of the
natural world. In this abnor-
mal relationship, the pedo-
phile cannot relate success-
lutly'with other adults. In
,fact,.he may find or perceive
that ,e cannot relate to the
)adult-to-adult power. A child
*s.a iuch easier victim be-
cause he now demonstrates
power and control of the
... A child's mind is different
from.that of an adult, and thus
errors in interpretation and un-
-derstanding are common. An
;~ia bf'misunderstanding is the
egocentricity of the child's rela-
tionship with the world. The
child assigns a mother role to
himself, his needs and wishes.
Failure of the mother to play
that role may result in frustra-
tion and withdrawal; turning
away with disappointment and
hostility. Another difference is
immaturity and understanding of
the sexual apparatus, the infan-
tile sexual apparatus. The child
views' a sexual scene and trans-
lates as sexual violence, and
opens the door to all types of
difficulties in identifying with
the victim or aggressor. This is
intensified by the ignorance or
failure of parents to discuss
sexual behavior in an open and
honest manner.

A third misrepresentation is
the weakness or limitations of
the thinking process. For ex-
ample, a child goes to a dentist.
He is scared before, during, and
after the process, and the par-
ents are perceived as collabora-
tors in the hurt. The child be-
comes filled with anger and rage.
Similarly, a child views a sex act
as violence to the one with
whom he identifies, mother or
father. In his limited experience
and perception, the id or instinc-
tive drive predominates. The ego
is underdeveloped and in the pe-
dophile the ego is delayed and
the id predominates. The child's
id, or instinct, or sexual drives
find outlet in masturbation and
form sexual fantasies; the id
above the ego or id controlling
the ego. The child also is more
id than ego, and delay of needs
are not or underdeveloped, in his
repertoire. A pedophile is an id
driven mechanism.
The pedophile often is
turned on children during mid-
life, when there is a set back in
marriage or any close relation-
ship. These are male hetero-
sexual with low self-esteem.
They develop a sense of self-
worth and value as they fondle
the children. They have a sense
of dominance, a sense of control,
a power, albeit corrupting. The
individual becomes empowered
and is rewarded, and this feel-
ing and behavior continues and
can intensify with time. The
condition becomes chronic and
difficult to change. There may
even be a denial or a rationaliza-
tion as why he does it. This
help to reduce any anxiety as-
sociated with the act.

They are shy and immature
emotionally. However, unlike
the sociopath or psychopath.
their cognitive functionary is in-
tact, albeit low. He knows that
it is abnormal and is a crime, but
he can do little about it; as if

driven by the devil to do it, an
act of compulsion and obses-
sion. Psychiatrists have set out
broad guidelines:
a. Help the individual to
develop self-awareness and self-
b. Reduce sexual arousal
from childhood with creative ac-
c. Understand nudity
through thoughts and images.
d. Increase normal het-
erosexual arousal.
e. Teach and reward ap-
propriate arousal skills and re-
late to adults appropriately.
f. Teach sex education;
distinguish acceptable from non-
acceptable conduct.
g. Connect psycho-
sexual with sexual surrogate,
where legal
The use of drugs may be
useful in reducing anxiety; re-
duce libidinal drives e.g. droxy
progesterone acetate. High
doses {40-80 milligrams} of
fluoxetine reduce-sexual fanta-
sies, while sparing normal sexual
conduct. It is highly recom-
mended that treatment should
be ongoing and not short time,
because of the many attributing
causes and frequent relapses.
Groups to help with parents
and children are self-help groups
such as Parents Anonymous,
with telephone centers to help
parents in crisis. There is also
the National Parent's Chapter lo-
cated in Redondo Beach, Califor-
nia. There is local help available
through Red Thread, Social
Workers and pediatricians.
Recent discussions in the
media have been very useful
in creating sensitivity and
public education on the sub-
ject. This is significant, be-
cause it is a problem to be ad-
dressed and dealt with by all.
This is especially true in a
male-dominated society. On
the other hand ,it must not
take on the opposite extreme.
Not every man accused may
be guilty. The days of witch-
hunts are over. Sanity must

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The \MiniilI\ of Human Services and Social Security in collaboration
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Electrical currents

in the mouth

MANY of the problems I see
in my patients are related to
electrical currents caused by
dissi:iilar metals in the
mouth. Any chemical engi-
neer can tell you that when
you put two different metals
togeiber in a salt solution,
metals act as a battery, and
depending upon which met-
als : combine, the amount
of city generated can

,mount of current pro-
d- the mouth by having
d metals there would
s' te small. But when you
c that your entire ner-
vous system is managed-by 'a'
very small electrical current, you
would readily understand the
significance. In fact, the five
metals in amalgam, when placed
in saliva, could generate enough
current to interfere with your
brain or heart function. When
you begin to realise the impact
of even a subtle electrical charge
on your nervous system, it is
actually surprising that this link
has remained so elusive.
Every action you take, ev-
ery thought you have is pro-

pelled into bodily function by
tiny electrical impulses jumping
across the synapses in your ner-
vous system and across cell
membranes. These electrical
messages are actually a form of
, language that the nervous sys-
tem decodes and relays, for ex-
ample, from your brain to your
hand. Some of these are con-
scious, like when you decide to
turn the pages of a book.
Every hour billions of elec-
trical impulses create an auto-
matic messaging system that
keeps your body functioning as
a highly sophisticated series of
processes. Everything from the
Odtidiiciifi-fi 'blofoa -ell-s't t6he
rate at which your bones dete-
riorate is controlled by the net-
work of electrical impulses in
the nervous system. The elec-
trical 'messages' emanating from
the metals in your mouth may
be in disharmony and interfere
with your normal electrical sig-
nals and it should hardly seem
remarkable that this current
could make you ill. So when-
ever patients attend my clinic
complaining of a tooth-that
"shocks", I first check for dis-

similar intra-oral metals if den-
tal work was done recently.
Studies from Europe indi-
cate that is considered accept-
able for teeth to emit electricity

systemic effects of these gal-
vanic currents. The article
noted the symptoms of galva-
nism as being:
1. Metallic or salty taste.

below 100 millivolts and three

2. Increased salivary secre-

micro amps. Many of myrpa- tion.
tients' fillings exceed thenidoms, 3. Burning or tingling sensa-
especially when gold or other tion along the tongue.
metals are in the mouth along 4. Occasional nerve shocks
with amalgams. and pulp sensitivity from con-
- -hin m` y exprierlerce, excess--necting restorations-or-by-con-
current floating around your nections made with a spoon or
body can have a very serious fork.

impact. Because the c
flows through the p
least resistance, it is ve
ficult to predict the effe
where the resulting prc
will occur. Diagnosis
impact is difficult, an
of research is needed'
area. But interestingly
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t 5. Pathological changes in
f the blood, kidney or organs or
- probably caused by absorption
r of ionized toxic metals.
s 6. Generalized discomfort in
e the mouth, irritability, indiges-
t tion, loss of weight, and in some
s cases, reflex radiating neurologic
e pains through branches of the
- fifth trigeminal nerve.
r- When I see a problem
t clear up instantaneously or
within a few hours, then I can
logically assume it was elec-
trical in nature. Mercury
does not leave the body this
quickly. At least half of the
improvements reported to me
by my patients fall into this
category. When 60 Minutes
did their show in 1990 about
dental amalgams, one of the
people interviewed described
how she got out of her wheel-
chair in a few hours. The
ADA said this could not have
happened so quickly if she
had been mercury toxic. In
any event, your dentist
should evaluate and advise
you when you permanently
have different metals in your
r-mouth simultaneously.

Let's Reduce

Our Waste As

We Celebrate
As we celebrate Mashramani 2008, we will be having fun
picnicking, drinking etc. and the use of sanitary or dis-
posable items such as food boxes, cups, tissue, plastic
bottles etc. is expected as they are convenient. As we cel-
ebrate, let's remember to
be responsible, when dis- -rO''-.n rk
posing of all the waste we '
generate during this sea- Y
son. "
Remember Our envi-
ronment says a lot about us z
and when the party is over,
our environment will still be P
here. Let's look at some
ideas to reduce waste as we
celebrate let's unite and re-
duce waste in 2008! .t- "'
On the Route
Take a plastic garbage bag along with your picnic bag and
place your disposables into it.
Either dispose of picnic garbage bag into bins provided
OR take it home with you to your household bin. After all,
you brought the stuff with you so you can easily take it home
-again, only.this.time itwouldhe.muchighteL t ..... ........
Dispose of paper and plastic wrappers in a bin or in your
picnic garbage bag.
Buy large, bottles of drink rather than in a lot of small
ones -this means less waste and is cheaper.
Take along re-useable plastic cups, plates etc. this is just
as convenient and reduces waste in a big way.
In the Kitcht n
Collect excess oil and grease from holiday cooking and
cleaning in containers. Never pour oil and grease down the sink,
and avoid using hot water to wash the grease away from sub-
Plan meals to avoid cooking excess food. Save any left-
overs in re-useable containers for later or give to others in need.
Use reusable bags when shopping; avoid accepting bags
you wouldn't need.
Avoid washing food scraps such as chicken and fish bones,
potato peels and celery down the drain.
Compost kitchen food scraps e.g. fruit and vegetable
wastes (no meat or grease).
At the Party
Use, re-useable crockery (cups, plates, soup bowls) and
cutlery (knives, forks, spoons). This saves money and reduces
garbage in a big way.
Rent party furnishings rather than buying things you will
only-use once a year.
Choose cloth napkins and picnic blankets over the dis-
posable type, it's cheaper and more elegant.
Use rags to clean-up not paper towels.
Let's have a trash-free Mash!
You can also share your ideas with other
readers by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, 263 Earl's Avenue,
Subryanville, GEORGETOWN. Or email us at
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A copy o the Jolb Decripfion ami Job Specification can be obtained from the
Office of the Permanent Secretary, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown.

Applications should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofHousing & Water
237 Camp Street

Closing date for applications is Friday, February 29,2008.

Page VI.

Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008

Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008

By Sherry Boilers-Dixon

Pg A I

Dear Sherry

I am fed up with being lonely and on Valentine's Day I turned
my phone off and went to bed at 7pm. I meet nice intelligent
good looking guys; but after a few dates they seem to go AWOL.
I am desperate for a relationship but I must be giving off the
wrong signals. Help!
You should NEVER in any way communicate that you are in-
terested in a relationship with a man on the first few dates no mat-
ter how good things go. To be clear, it's OK to want a relationship;
but it's NOT OK to communicate that you want a relationship
with this man who you've just started dating and don't really know.
Aside from this just being a bad way to go about choosing your
future partner, this is a 100% attraction killer when it comes to
men and dating. I call this the "Instant Relationship" mistake, and
tons of women make this mistake in one way or another without
really knowing they're doing it.

Don't make it easy for the RIGHT MAN to mistake you
as the WRONG WOMAN for him, just because you didn't.take
the time to know him better. I want you to imagine for a sec-
ond what it's like to be a single, successful, attractive man
who is your own age. Pick a man you might already know and
get a clear picture of this man in your; mind. Now that you've got
this single attractive man in your mind, Lwant you to imagine what
life is like for him as a single man.
He has a great life, lots of friends and enjoys many aspects of
his life from travel to work to sports. He even has a lot of fun
"dating", getting to know great women, and sharing and connecting
in new and different ways with the women he meets. All in all, this
man really has his life together, and he doesn't often feel.like he's
"missing" anything. He enjoys the intimate times that he has spent
With women but he hasn't yet had a woman who has made him
feel like he had to have a serious and committed relationship yet.
Now, with this picture in. mind, guess what it's like to be a
man who's a great "catch" and then going out with women and try
to get to know them?
Picture this now... What is it lil~ for this'single attractive'man

when he goes out and meets women and what do most of these
women have in common? What do they say and do with him once
they see how great he is and how do they act as a result of.recog-
nizing this is a great man and wanting him all to themselves? Are
they all-fun, laid back, easy-going, and as carefree as he is, or are
they different than they were with him at first? I think you know
where I'm going with this.
For the rare single attractive man out there, finding and
meeting a great woman who also has her act together on ev-
ery level is NOT as EASY as we all think. In fact, for lots of
men, they feel frustrated the same way lots of women do. They
feel like there are just no "normal" women out there and this
frustration is only made worse when a single man finally
thinks he's is great because after a few dates, something
strange and uncomfortable often happens. The woman he met
who seemed mature, healthy, and who had a full life of her
own, suddenly starts acting different Instead of enjoying the
process of getting to know one another and seeing where things
Please turn to page VIII

Page VII




Applications are invited from interested and sOitably 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 9th European Development
Fund (EDF).

Full details of these positions can be obtained by accessing the Secretariat's web
page at http:/lwww.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 email to applnhrmc@caricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 25 February 2008.

Bureau of Statistics

The Bureau of Statistics is preparing to conduct a National Economic Survey
and requires the services of65 persons to execute its field operations.

Applications are therefore invited froni suitably qualified and interested persons
from the coastal regions (i.e. Regions 2, 3, 4. 5and 6) to fill the above mentioned

1. Applicants must have at least four (4) subjects at the CXC/CSEC or
GCE .' Level, including Mathematics and English Language, with no
less than a Grade 3 pass in each subject.
2. Applicants must have good interpersonal skills and must be good
3. Applicants must be prepared to work flexible hours.

Field experience and knowledge of accounting would be an asset, but are uot
Successful applicants will be required to attend an intensive two week training
programme. (9:00 a.m. --- 12:30 p.m.)
These positions are temporary but full-time for one (1) month..
Extensive outdoor work in neighborhoods and communnities is required.

Applications must include age, qualification, relevant experience and names of
two (2) current references and be addressed to:

SThe Chief Statistician
C/o Head: National Accounts Department
Bureau of Statistics
Avenue of the Republic and Brickdam
C.Georgetown. ..........,,. "

Closing date for application is IWednesdav, F february 27, 2008.

Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008

Flight Path

HOW could he have
changed? My partner of two
years has become a totally
different person. He has
gone from attentive and lov-
ing to nasty-tempered and
verbally abusive. He blames
me for everything. He stands
over me as I brush my teeth,
yelling that I'm- using too
much water. He also times
my showers.
I think he is bipolar or
worse. He is flirtatious with
any woman he meets. He gets
attention from anyone he can
while showing no loyalty to
me-the one who loves him and
does the most for him. He is
generous to the point of being
ridiculous with others, while be-
ing selfish, miserly, and mean
towards me.
I am quiet, peaceful, and ap-

preciative of life-a.
son who only wants a
who loves and respe
did not and have n
evoked him into these
I don't nag or comply
want a happy content
I thought I was; ca
ting into this relation
that he was my truL l1
heartbroken I may'ha
all over again. If'I h
what he was like, I wo
have bothered. I am
point of wanting to be
the rest of my life, s
have to get hurt like tl

Regina, in the pred
ness of Oct. 16, 1956
Flight 943 was in trot
plane, a Boeing Stra

good per-
kind man
Cts me. I
4ver pro-
ostbursts. bound from San Francico. to:
ain. I just Honolulu. Ios t is number one
ed life. engine. When the pilot tied to.
careful get- feather the engine-align the
nship and propeller blades in the direction!
ove. I am of flight to reduce drag-the en-
ve to start gine refused to cooperate.
ad known Then the number four enI
uld never gine failed. Completely. The
i near the plane was at the point of no re-
Salone for turn; too far over the Pacific to
;o I don't return to San Francisco and too
his. disabled to make it to Hawaii.
The crew sent out a distress
REGINA call, which was answered by a
ship below. When the pilot
awn dark- deftly ditched the plane, pas-
, Pan Am sengers and crew were rescued
uble. The with no loss of life.
atocruiser- Regina, you are at a point

of no return. It feels as if you
are too invested in this relation-
ship to return to the starting
point. You want to press on to
your destination, a healthy re-
lationship, but the chances of
making it are slim.
You've accepted him timing
your showers. What's next?
Telling you what you can or
cannot eat? Telling you what
you can or cannot wear? Or is
he already doing that? With
him you take a backseat to ev-
eryone else, even strangers.
That's not how bipolar illness
works. It's how an abusive re-
lationship works.
Even if we grant that he has
a diagnosable mental condition,
it does not give him a dispensa-
tion to abuse you. That a
person's behavior, can be de-
scribed in clinical terms does not
mean they merit a place in your
life. You are weighing the few
crumbs yon get from him
against "If I leave, I'll have no-,
In a good relationship things
get better and better. A man
thinks she loves me, she is al-
ways there when I need her. A
woman thinks he is steadfast, I
feel loved and protected. A
woman takes pride in knowing
she has a man who cares for her
in such a great way. She holds
her head up among her.peers.:
Now you are struggling
with two issues. One is the
overwhelming human tendency
to stay put, and the other is not
knowing the way out: A good
place to begin is by reading "It's
My Life Now" by Meg
Kennedy Dugan and Roger
Hock. It is an excellent guide to
starting over after an abusivexe-
The pilot of that Pan Am
flight didn't want to ditch in
the Pacific. But he knew if.
he did a hard thing with skill,
it would turn out well in the



From page VII

are going, her attitude and her behavior change.
Suddenly she's tense, anxious and uncertain, and she is asking
for answers from the man about what's going on, when he just feels
like he's barely getting to know her. This man is feeling completely
"disconnected" both physically and emotionally, and has concluded
that you must not be the right woman for him. He's thinking "If
she's acting this way within the first few weeks, imagine what's
down the road!" So what does he do? He withdraws, stops calling
to ask you out ,and he's no longer interested in getting to know
you and just sees you :as "needy". Understand this, on the first
few dates a man is silently making a whole lot of subtle and uncon-
scious decisions about! you and who he thinks you are. You are
making the obvious mistake that is confirming his "wrong woman
Get a grip girl. Just get out there, let go of your negative fears
and emotions and just bloody have fun. Don't let any man see you
as the WRONG womain for him,

You know, those things we all tend to do that are every so
slightly stalker-ish. While driving, I spotted my boyfriend and
his ex-girlfriend (who he was always bitching about) standing
by the side of the road, nattering away. Being the quintessential
jealous girlfriend, I drove past the pair another two times to
take a good look at them flirting. When I knew for sure it was
them, I texted my best friend to tell her what a two-faced loser
he was and how fabulously hideous his ex was in the flesh.
Unfortunately, in mn moment of stalker-induced madness, I
texted my boyfriend instead of my friend! Needless to say, we
broke up soon after that.

Get real. The relationship could not have broken up after one
small incident. You rnust have been getting on his last nerve or he
was really not that irto you. He needed an excuse to end the rela-
tionship and ypu gaye it to him. Move on and work at finding a
more suitable trusting partner.

I have fallen out with my best friend and she's bitching about
me to everyone..

How you deal ivith this depends on who you are. If Simon
Cowell of American Idol had been bad-mouthed, I'd tell him to laugh
it off, as his job! is to criticise others. If you're known for being
*feisty, stand up and let your opinion be counted. But if you're
liked for being quiet!and dignified, say nothing and move on.

S My new boyfriend brought me a bunch of flowers to my work-
place. I am upset because he could have at least sent it by Interflora.
He's so cheap.

You partner has done for you something that many women
would lie and more so appreciate. Maybe his finances could
not acc imodate "nterflora. You are certainly ungrateful and
perhaps you should have had the discussion about what you
expect rm him in the first instance e.g. Prada vs Local Store.
If you on't set theirules, how will he know how to play?

I !_

RIv Guyana Lands and Surveys

S 22 Upper.Hadfieid Street, Durban Backlands


Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission invites suitable persons to
apply for the following positions:

Must have at least a sound primary education and in
possession of valid Driverls license authorising him/her to
drive the relevant vehicles (Ca and Van).

He/she must have a mirlimum of five (5) years driving
experience, and must have a basic understanding of the.
operation and maintenance of automobiles. He/she must be
aware of basic protoccIl procedures, the Guyanese
transportation network, b sic }traffic regulations and have
defensive driving skills.

Possesses at least 5 GOE '0' Level/CC or equivalent
passes with a pass in Mathematics and Accpunts (General)
or Level II CAT. .

Must: be capable of performing tasks using the following
software:- \
-Microsoft Word and Microsbft Excel
-Working experience with any Computer Accounting
Software i,

Knowledge of accounting p inciples and practices. Previous
working experience in an a counting environment will be an

A copy of any of the Job Specification and Job Description can bbe
uplifted from the Human Resourcds Section of the Commission atl
the below stated address during normal working hours or may be
requested corpaffairs.div@lands.gv.gy '

Suitable and Interested persons may submit their application
including a detailed Curriculum Vitai with contact numbers and With
Ot least two references, one of which must be from your last
employer no later than Wednesday, February 20', 2008 to
dorpafairs:div lands.gov.g.yorfo:.
1; '\
The Corporate Affairs Manager
, .GytaLarnds and.$prveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfielt Street;
D'Urban Backlands


The Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Co-operation
'has a vacancy for Driver.

Interested persons are requested to contact te Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Trade and International
Co-operation with a written application and driver's licence.

Tlhe closing date is February 29, 2008.

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SundGRAD Chrnile ASSESSM EN208......................SH) 1

Responses to last
Exercise 1.
1. architect
2. tailor

Exercise 2.
1. drought
2. revolved

Exercise 3.
1. wiseacre
2. scapegoat

Exercise 4.
1. pessimist
2. stowaway


3. florist
4. sculptor

3. survivors
4. author

5. confectioner

5. postponed

3. eavesdropper5. imposter
4. optimist

3. emigrant
4. vegetarian

1. (b) understanding our planet
2. (b) 43 to 56
5. (b) 8

5. eavesdropper

3. (b) 3
4. (c) glossary

A young cat is called a KITTEN so a young goat is called a KID.
A similarity of this kind is called an ANALOGY. An analogy can be expressed in
this way.

CAT is to KITTEN as PIG is to PIGLET or KITTEN is to CAT as PIGLET is
to PIG.

Analogies may be based on homes, collective nouns, group names, sounds cov-
ering, containers, etc.

Exercise 1
1. Nose is to smell as eye is to _
2. Food is to famine as water is to
3. Interior is to exterior as inside is to
4. Teacher is to school as nurse is to
5. Dish is to fruit as vase is to

Exercise 2
1. Pig is to pork as is to mutton.
2. Dog is to bark as is to roar.
3. Tailor is to clothes as is to bread.
4. Bird is to feathers as __ is to scales.
5. Hen is to egg as is to milk.
6. Driver is to bus as is to aeroplane.

Negative in Sentences
Words such as no, not, none, never, and nothing are negatives. Negatives change
the meaning of sentences.

I want the chocolate.
I do not want chocolate.
Mark said something.
Mark said nothing.
The boy drank all of the drink.
The boy drank none of the drink.
She told everyone our secret.
She told no one our secret.
He told me nothing about it.
He did not tell me anything about it.

Exercise 3
Choose the correct pair above to complete the sentence.
1. nothing anything
John did not tell his father about the accident.
John told his father about the accident.
2. nowhere anywhere
We couldn't find the book
The book was to be found.
3. no any
There isn't __ cake left.
There is cake left.

4. nobody anybody
We didn't meet on the way home.
We met_ on the way home.
5. no one anyone
We can't find to dig our garden.
We can find to dig our garden.

Read the passage carefully.

A looking glass is made with a layer of quicksilver behind it. Otherwise we
could see right through the mirror, just as we look through a window. It is quicksilver
which stops the light from going through and sends it back again. Another important
fact is that both glass and the quicksilver are perfectly smooth and flat. In order that
we may see ourselves in any surface it must be smooth and flat, and be able for this
reason to throw back to us the light from our faces. We cannot see ourselves in a
dull surface because it keeps the light: nor can we see a true image in a rough sur-
face, because the latter, instead of returning the light straight to us, scatters it in all

1. We can normally see ourselves in the glass of a window because it
(a) is dull
(b) it lets the light through.
(c) is smooth and flat
(d) gets too much light
2. Another word for looking glass is
(a) glass
(b) mirror
(c) quicksilver
(d) image
3. What should happen if the surface is not smooth and flat?
(a) The light would come back straight.
9b) One would see right through it.
(c) One would see-a true image in all directions.
(d) The light would be scattered in all directions.
4. One word for send it back again is
(a) prevents
(b) stops
(c) reflects
(d) keeps
5. The most suitable title for the passage is
(a) Glass
(b) How a mirror works.
(c) Seeing a dull image.
(d) Quicksilver

Letter Writing
Write a letter to a friend overseas inviting him/her to Mashramani celebration in
Discuss: Day, time, activities, float parade, road march, music and dances.
Note: The words in the word-search can be used in the writing of the letter.

Word Search

O E N D B S U M N -S

Find the following words in the word search.
Mashramani; Costume: Flag; Hoist: Celebrate: Republic: Float; Calypso
National; Guyana; Parade: Dance: Music: Song: March.

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Responses to last week
Exercise 1.
1. 2.04%
2. 0.5%

Exercise 2.
1. $2000.00
2. $98 000.00

3. 1%
4. 7.5 months

3. $250 000.00
4. $2 500 000.00

5. 6 years

5. $150 000.00

Exercise 3
1. 192 oranges
2. 378 apples; 294 apples
5. 48 metres; 80 metres

Exercise 4.
1. $20.00
2. $6000.00

3. $360.00
4. $4 692.00

NB. One picture can be used to represent one object

3. 210 kg
4. 320 metres

5. $2 115.00

Exercise 5.

1. 60 minutes or 1 hour 3. 8 days 5. 6 minutes
2. 24 days 4. 12 men

Boys and Girls, this week we will be looking at statistics. Therefore, we'
begin with the simplest graph which is the Pictograph.
A pictograph as it suggests shows pictures.

Look carefully and study the chart below.
This graph shows the favourite fruits of pupils of Grade Six.

Fruits No. of Pupils
Mango 2:
Orange 6 .
Pineapple 12
Banana 8 -
Papaw 4

We will now represent this on a pictograph.
Please observe the pictograph very carefully
eg. 1
Fruits No. of Pupils
Mango , -_ _
Orange _ _& _____D
Pineapple Q @ Q
Banana oo Q _____,
Papaw _____..

O represents one Pupil

eg. 2

We will now look at the same chart. This time we will use to represent 2

Please observe carefully what is done.

Fruits No. of Pupils
Orange 0_
Pineapple Q
Banana ___

What did you observe? Discuss your observation with your sibling, parent, a
friend or your teacher.

Let us now determine whether we have understood the pictograph as in
example 2.
1. How many pupils like orange?
2. What is the total number of pupils in Grade Six?
3. How many more pupils like banana than mango?

One picture can be used to represent more than one object
A part of a picture can also be used to represent one or more than
one object.

Exercise 1.
Study the pictograph of grade Five then answer the questions below.

Flavoured Fruit No. of Pupils
Fruit Punch
Cola I. '
ICeeQ .
Grape C______ .
Lemon 0 0 ____

represents 2 pupils ;
1. How many flavors ofdrink are shown in the pictograph?
2. Which is the most favourite drink of the pupils?
3. What flavour ofdrink is the least favouted? '
4. How many pupils like lemon flavouied drink?
5. Which drink is liked by 2 pupils?
6. How many pupils are in Grade 5?
7. How many pupils prefer grape than ICee?

Exercise 2. 1 b
Study the Chart and Pictograph below then answer the questions.
Foot 20
Bicycle 4
Car 9
Mini Bus 11

The chart shows how the Pupils of Grade 6 get to school


Foot 0 0 0
Bicycle 66
Car OOO 0
Mini Bus 0 0 0 e

1. How many pupils do represent?
2. What numbers represented by S?
3. How iany pupil, are in Grade 6?
4. What mode of transport most pupils used to get to school?
5. How many modes of transportation are used?
6. How many pupils walk to schoIl?
7. What is the most popular modd of transportation?

For you to do.
Construct a pictograph using the information below. Use a symbol to
represent 10 birds.
NB: All the symbols must be of the same size and the same features because
it is representing 10 birds.

On Mr. Green's farm he reared the number of birds as shown in the chart.

Ducks 30
Turkeys 25
Chickens 35
Geese 10

Did you come up with?
(1). 2 pupils

(2). 32 pupils (3). 6 pupils. That is correct!!

Have a pleasant week at school and remember to wash your hands after
using the toilet and before eating.


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Songs Part]

THE Lusignan Massacre, and
especially its aftermath, have
already moved into the do-
main of Guyanese literature
as evidenced by the debate
and discussion in print and
electronic media. Later, our
writers will address the issue
in poetry, fiction and drama.
In the meantime, let us re-
visit some of our national
songs, which can help the
healing process of this frac-
tured nation.
In a multiethnic/multiracial
society, the arguments for or
against any subject can go on
forever. While this plays out, we
become the more vindictive to-
wards each other, tolerance of
the other's taste goes for a walk
and respect for another's choice
goes for a song. We start our
own cold war. While we are at
each other's throats, we over-
look the obvious, the most
meaningful thing in such a soci-
ety our Patriotic Songs.
Perhaps, we've forgotten
these songs of our soul and

hymns to our struggles. Conse-
quently, during recent years, we
were forced to form distaste and
subsequently lost respect for
our beautiful Patriotic Songs
that were stripped of all value
by past machinations.
These songs once brought
a glow to our cheeks and fos-
tered national pride in our
hearts. Now they have dete-
riorated to a meaningless
jumble. These works of art -
poems of pride and purpose -
were relegated to ignominy.
But, happily, this miserable
estate can return to former
glory...To redeem in lasting
splendour/All the years had
lost in thee/O arise, trium-
phant, glorious/From the
ashes of the past.
As we re-dedicate ourselves:
From Pakaraima's peaks of
pow'r/to Corentyne's lush
sands/Unyielding in our quest
for peace/Like ancient heroes
brave/to strive and strive and
never cease/With strength be-
yond the grave.

As the glory of destiny
calls:. With purpose and vigour
we'll carve our own fate/Un-
moved by distraction, prejudice
and hate/All hail to Guyana, our
country now free/One people,
one nation, one destiny/We
pledge every effort, we'll cher-
ish this earth/And make here a
paradise land of our birth.
Revisit the beauty of our
heritage: Born in the land of
Kaieteur's shining splendour/
Land of the palm tree, the cro-
ton and fern/We would possess
all the virtues and graces/We, all
the glory of goodness would
Be quickened by: O beau-
tiful Guyana/O my lovely native
land/More dear to me than all
the world/Thy sea-washed, sun-
kissed strand/Or down upon the
borders/Looking down upon the
deep/The great Atlantic/Blown
into a fury or asleep/At morn.
at noon or better/In the crim-
son sunset's glow/I love thee, oh
I love thee.
Such worship encourages
the heart: I want to build this
land that belongs to me/Plant on
this land to build our economy/
Leave for our children a future
that will be free/From all types
of props and leaning depen-
Spine-tingling: With humble
hearts ad heads bowed down/In
thanks for each new day of toil/
We kneel before thine altar Lord/
The children of Guyana's soil
And the finale: Green

Land of Guyana, our heroes
of yore/Both bondsmen and
free laid their bones on your
shore/This soil so they hal-
lowed, and from them are we/
All sons of one mother,
Guyana the free/Great land
of Guyana, diverse though
our strains/We are born of
their sacrifice, heirs of their
pains/And ours is the glory
their.,eyes did not see/One
land of six peoples, united
and free....

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-,
0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com
Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is
now available at bookstores, Guyenterprise Ltd.,
Castellani House and from the editor. Inside this
issue there are two new literary competitions
namely, 'Martin Carter Essay Prize' and the 'Egbert
Martin Poetry Prize'. Also inside this issue are
features on noise nuisance, the rudeness of beirg
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.

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SRegiqnl Administration Office
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A Review of the book "The War of the Flea: A Stuidy of'
Guerrilla Warfare, Theory and Practice"

by Norman Faria

Reference has been made in
the Guyana press in recent
days, especially since the
Lusignan Massacre, about a
book called "The War of the
Flea: A Study of Guerrilla
Warfare, Theory and Prac-
tice" by US journalist Robert
One columnist referred to it
as essential reading to under-
stand the situation with the
criminals and terrorists in
First, nobody wants civil
unrest and division, stress and
conflict and possible violence.
Elections as in Guyana where
everyone has his say, should be
the way. But Taber's book is
about "guerrilla warfare" ,
which some oppressed peoples,

even whites in more
industrialized northern coun-
tries, were historically forced to
engage in when all democratic
avenues are blocked.
There are some insightful
passages in the 160 pager (ac-
tually a booklet) about legiti-
mate and justifiable insurgencies
in places like Cuba, Vietnam and
the People's Republic of China.
However, it was written in
1965 (my edition is an updated
1969 version published by Pala-
din in the UK). Taber's analy-
sis is somewhat dated, having
being overtaken by a more com-
plex geo-political world scene
and changing balance of forces
including the emergence of Is-
lamic fundamentalist radicalism.
The major flaw in the book
is that Taber fails to make a
qualitative distinction among

the selected insurgencies. In
other words, all are gathered to-
gether and the aims and objec-
tives are portrayed to be basj-
cally the same.
Aside from the co"ytries
mentioned above, Taber also
discusses uprisings in Malay-
sia, the Phillipines, Greece,
Cyprus, Ireland and Israel.
He had interviewed Fidel
Castro in the Cuban-moun-
tains in 1957, and had been a
founder of the Fair Play for
Cuba Committee solidarity
group in the US. One could
describe him at that time as
a progressive. He appears
sympathetic to the justified
struggles of the Vietnamese
, Chinese, Irish and other
peoples against colonialism,
and for independence and
genuine democracy. It is cu-



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rious therefore how he lumps
the examples of Israel and
Cyprus with the others.
The Zionist terrorists,
wanting a Jewish state of Israel,
helped get rid of British rule in
Though no democratic
minded person would deny that
the Jewish people have a right
to security, the setting up of the
Israeli state in 1948 led to the
alienation and deprivations of
the Palestinian peoples in the
area and to instability which has
continued to this day.
The insurgency against Brit-
ish rule in the nearby island of
Cyprus in the eastern Mediter-
ranean during the 1960s was
equally problematic. It was led
by a right wing Cypriot Greek
named George Grivas. The mili-
tary campaign launched by his
Organisation of Cypriot Fight-
ers (known by the Greek acro-
nym EOKA) was not sup-
ported by the Turkish Cypriot
ethnic community who made
up 35 per cent of the popula-
tion. They were suspicious, for
example, of EOKA's aim of
uniting with neighboring
Greece. The influential left wing
(Communist) Progressive Party
of Working People (AKEL)
urged a mass campaign of trade
union strikes, demonstrations
and peaceful elections involving
both the ethnic Turks and
Greeks on the island. In this
connection, another problem
with the book is that it side-
steps the reality that such a
way forward worldwide has
brought equally meaningful
changes especially in urban ar-
eas (while guerrilla war suc-

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cesses have been exceptions). however still urging further
Regrettably, Taber didn't research to determine if per-
examine the fascinating sisting ethnic divisions and
"Mau Mau" insurgency in tensions may have been
Kenya (east Africa) ,another caused by the initial lack of
British colony, from 1952 to unity and proper ideological
1960. The revolt helped to equipment of the insurgents
hasten the independence of
Kenya. Serious analysts are Please see page XIII

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From page XII

led by the 1ikuyu Cen-
tral Association..
Where do the "fleas" come
in ? Taber uses the analogy
(comparison) of the fleas on a
dog to describe the actions of
guerrillas and even terrorists.
They latch on to their victim (an
occupying colonialist force for
example) and eventually. wear
him out and they take over.
But what type of flea ? Af-
ter immobilising the "dog", it is
possible that the fleas could
then move on in,a new, healthy
dispensation and continue to
wreck havoc and evil. What are
the fundamental aims ? Whose
interests are the insurgents serv-
ing ? Taber glosses over this and
we are invited to think posi-
tively of situations, such as Is-
rael, which are undemocratic and
unjust in a geo-political context
and effectively, brought about
by bad fleas.
Socio-economic and politi-
cal conditions vary from coun-
try to country, but Taber effec-
tively says strategies and tactics
are universal.. In fairness, this
was the mid 1960s. Che
Guevara's courageous but
flawed guerrilla campaign in Bo-
livia was an inspirational event
for many. Castro's forces had
defeated a CIA organised land-
ing by anti-Castro Cubans at

the Bay of Pigs, where Taber
reportedly fought alongside the
defenders. Taber even.brings in
the "possibilities" in American
cities where there were civil dis-
Maybe Taber was caught
up innthe euphoric moment..
But even then, progressive
democratic and left leadership
and opinion alwa\ s made a dis-
tinction about the type of insur-
rectiog -its programme and the
extent of its mass support. The
adventurism by misguided ele-
ments and terrorism against in-
nocent.civiliins is condemned..
Outside of a genuine revo-
lutionary period supported by
significant sections of working
people, farmers and patriotic
businesspeople, such "ultra left-
ism" nay harm genuine mass
movements. Conjunciural fac-
tors need however be taken into
account and consideration given
to understanding and critical
support of each case.
In the 1960s and early
1970s, I was a member of the
Vietnam Mobilisation Com-
mittee (VMC), the main Ca-
nadian solidarity movement
on behalf of the Vietnamese
people to reunify their coun-
try and against US
imperialism.There were
those who argued for "more
direct action" but the VMC's
main thrust of mobilizing as
many people as possible on



well thought out slogans such
as "US Troops out" was more
effective. This, together with
similar campaigns in the US
and other countries, was
greatly appreciated by the
Vietamese Strangely, Taber
doesn't say one word about
this solidarity dimension of
mainly white working people
and students. Such cam-
paigns hastened, in a small
way, while raising peoples'
political consciousness, the
victorious entry of the com-
munist "Viet Cong guerril-
las and North Vietnamese
regulars into Saigon ( in
1971, if I remember cor-
rectly). What a happy mo-
ment for all of us Later, on
my return to the Caribbean,
I formed and was chairman of
the Barbados group, "Friends
of Nicaragua", in solidarity
with the Sandinistas in Nica-
ragua ( Central America),
which had also come to power

through a popular insurgency
and ,late'r,'ii' general elec-
There is no "insurgency" in
Guyana, nor a need for it. The
recent urging by Catholic priest
Father Malcolm Rodrigues for
"talkSI'"with the criminals and
terrorists is naive. Such "talks"
will only further embolden these
indiiliduals to carry on with
their'evil acts before they will
eventually be neutralized by the
security forces and community

There is no need for an "in-
surgency" in Guyana because
we have established democracy
in free and fair elections. There
is also a wide range of socio-
economic achievements bringing
unprecedented benefits to
Guyanese of all races, though
there are still challenges as in
other counties. We must defend
the noble achievements of the
Guyanese working people farm-
ers and patriotic

businesspeople. We must not be
black mailed and bullied by a
handful of criminals and terror-
ists and their backers who wish-
to destroy such achievements
and unity of the peoples. The
pointing to a few street people
lying under trees outside the
Brickdam Cathedral and draw-
ing of the conclusion, as the
goodly priest does, of wide-
spread disenfranchisement and
alienation of certain people, is
Criminals and terrorists
in Guyana must heed wise
counsel, give up their ill-ad-
vised behaviour and surren-
der or face the inevitable



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The Calypso



THEY have grabbed space on
immensely popular American
TV shows such as The.Late
Show with David Letterman
on CBS, the Today Show on
NBC, and Good Morning
America on ABC.
Now, the gymnast, contor-
tionist and comedic entertainers
are headed home for a stellar
performance that is certain to
defy the imagination.
As they say, "We are not
crazy, just insane!"
They are due to perform on
the Easter weekend at the Na-
tional Cultural Centre, thanks to
their Guyanese connections.
A founding member of the
group, Phillip Josiah, now de-
ceased, was from Guyana. Cur-
rent member Clarence Chester is
Guyanese, so when his child-
hood friend Ivor Thompson was
calling to congratulate him for
the team's success on NBC's re-
ality show America's Got Talent,

talks of a show in Guyana be-
Ivor and a group of four oth-
ers, with sponsorship from
Banks DIH and GT&T, are
planning the three-night perfor-
mance due to start on March 22.
Skip Blumberg, who pro-
duced a short film on the Tum-
blers, described them "super he-
roes with physical skills and
strength far beyond normal hu-
He said they include mes-
sages of humanity and staying
substance-free in their street per-
formance act."
Over the years, they have
performed to the delight of
American tourists all over the
One visitor who snapped
their pictures described them as
"a team of acrobats with a sense
of humor like nothing I have
seen on the Venice boardwalk in
all my years".

CALYPSO tumblers portrait for "America's Got Talent".
Clarence Chester is at left.


ROBERT Thatcher

The group started out with
three members back in 1980. To-
day, they are five Michael
Rodriguez, Lamonte Goode,
Raymond Bartlette, Simeon Jo-
seph Jordan, and: Clarence
After their success on
"America's Got Talent" the
group has been travelling from
state to state in the United
The Tumblers tour to
Guyana would be their first trip
out of the U.S.A.
The Tumblers are coming
to Guyana with their
"America's Got Talent" rival
Robert Thatcher, whose emo-
tion packed performance had
not only America crying, but
the millions of TV viewers
across the world, including
those here.
A sewer worker, he passed
through the semifinal rounds af-
ter singing "Run to You" by
Whitney Houston.

Thatcher is a Cincinnati,
Ohio native. He developed his
chorale singing, and joined
the ranks of the Grammy-
nominated Central State
"With his natural charm and
rich voice, he is quite the work-
place celebrity, singing at all his
co-workers weddings, funerals,
and fundraisers," NBC said of
him for his America's Got Tal-
ent profile.
After placing among the fi-
nal eight of America's Got Tal-
ent, Thatcher toured with the fi-
nalists for six nights a week in
Branson, Missouri.
He is now the headline
singer with the new Apollo Cir-
cus of Soul in New York.
He will perform on stage
with Guyana's own Celeste
The show will also feature
the talented Classique Dance
Company and other local
artistes. (Neil Marks)


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INCREDIBLE adventure, in- wrappe
comparable mountain vistas, across n
and fascinating Patamuna and acre
culture all put together sum terrain
up a safari to the Pakaraima hands,
mountains, people a
From the village of tween R
Karasabai home of the giant You get
ant hills to the magnificent to the vi]
Orinduik Falls, deep in the home The
of Old Kai, this year's safaraians Pakara
are bound for what the organiz- sible be
ers are calling "the adventure of tion of t
a lifetime". Road
The sixth safari takes off at Region ]
the end of the month to avoid Monkey
the rainy weather which did not isted. Si
allow for completion of the full access r(
route last year. Yurong I
The safari takes participants villages
across Regions Eight and Nine, landlock
more particularly the Pakaraima commut
mountain ranges which are in- The
habited by the prolific mountain Makushi
people the Patamunas. It's a
chance to soak up their culture:
sip mango juice, perhaps from a
calabash; indulge in tales of the
Kanaima at bonfires while camp-
ing out at the riverside with the
peace of the sprawling heavens;
marvel in their Patamuna tongue;
or see first hand how western in-
fluences have led to a deteriora-
tion of some of their ancient :
The thrills and spills of the
ride to get to Orinduik are


d up in close sneaks
mountains, across rivers,
oss novel bridges. The
was mostly cut out by
those of the Patauma
s they created a link be-
.egions Eight and Nine.
as high up at 3, 000 feet
llage of Karukubaru.
safari to the
imas was made pos-
ecause of the comple-
the road to Orinduik.
is linking the villages of
Eight from Maikwak to
y Mountain never ex-
milarly, there were no
oads from Karasabai to
Paru in Region Nine. The
of the Pakaraimas were
:ed and the easy way to
e was by air.
Patamunas and the
is (who inhabit but three


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CORK-HAT: A sun helmet partly or wholly lined
with a layer of cork, formerly worn by white
colonists, brown ones by overseers, white
ones by planters and senior administrators.
Back in the days when Queen's College was
on Brickdam, and attended by boys only, they
all wore cork-hats, with the school emblem at-
tached to the hat's band. Later, when the Col-
lege moved to Camp Road, the cork-hat was
replaced by caps. ...-

THE man that hath no
music in himself, nor is
not mov'd with conCord of
sweet sounds, is fit for
reasons, stratagems,
and spoils.
(Shakespeare: The
Merchant of Venice)


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of the villages in the Pakaraimas) First, it was a rough path-
traverse these mountains, rivers way traversed only by two trac-
and plains for days and some- tors and trailers. In December
times weeks to possible market 2000, monies were made avail-
places. able to complete the last portion
Men and women have no from Morabaiko creek in Region
choice but to carry their belong- Nine, to its last village Young
ings in traditional warishees Peru.
slung across their backs and tied As a result, the safari was
to their foreheads, able to travel from Karasabai in
It is said that these people, Region Nine to Orinduik in Re-
who primarily engage in gion Eight.
farming, hunting and fishing, The safari is organized by
suffered social and economic Rainforest Tours, in collaboration
stagnation due to a lack of with the Ministry of Local Gov-
market for their produce. ernment, the Ministry of Tour-
Recognising the need for an ism, and with sponsors
access road linking the vil- GUYOIL and the Guyana Tele-
lages of Regions Eight and phone and Telegraph Company.
Nine, the Ministry of Local Those wishing to partici-
Government and Regional pate this year can contact
Development developed the Frank Singh on telephone
project to cut a road through number 231-5661. (Neil
the Regions. Marks)

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eyes Africa and Japan

By Shawnel Cudjoe
Having made its mark on the
local and Caribbean markets,
First Born is on a mission to
carve a niche for itself in the
international arena. To this
end, a series of international
promotional tours is under-
way, the first of which began
last month in the United
Manager of the Rastafarian
quintet, Mr. Walter 'Wally'
Fraser, who is also the Chief
Executive Officer of Vizion
Sounds Records, in a recent in-
terview with the Sunday
Chronicle, reported on the
"positive news" coming out of
the US tour. He also spoke
about other plans the group has
for later this year, which in-
clude the release of an album.
He said the US tour was de-
cided upon because the group

.has not penetrated the market
the way it should. However, he
.reported that since departing
Guyana on January 15, good
news has been emerging.
"They are getting lots of inter-,
views, and getting people to air
their music and hope they like
it," Fraser said..
First Born is scheduled to
return home on Sunday, but, de-
pending on how ell the music
is received the group will remain
longer since they can legally
stay for six moriths,
They kicked off the promo-
tional tour .ith a performance
at New York's St. Albany's Hall.
On Friday, Ghanian artiste,
Messiah Edu arrived in Guyana
to record an album with Vizion
Sounds. According to Fraser,
plans are in train for First Born
to tour Africa later this year,
making stopsin Ghana, Zimba-
bwe, South Africa, and

Fraser, who has been man-
aging the group since 1996, said
that First Born spent most of
2007 at home doing local shows
with artistes such as 'Alabama'
and 'Natural Black'. They also
recorded songs with the likes of
'Jah Cure', 'Luciano' and
'Mikey General'.
In addition, their fifth al-
bum, which is self titled, was
released in Japan mid last year
by Diamond Edge and is billed
to be released here in Guyana
this Christmas. Fraser de-
scribes the new album as "the
usual thing done First Born
Style...dealing with the issues
of life."
The group also plans visit-
ing Japan later this year for
promotional purposes as well,
he said, adding that since the re-
lease of the new album, word
on the street is that it has been
well received. However, they

are still awaiting the bi-annual
report, which is published by
Diamond Edge, for this to be
Fraser said the group has
about another three albums
of music which are currently
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Interested consultants may obtain further information TOR's) at the address belqw during office
hours, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Mondays to Fridays. .

Expressions of interest must be delivered ia direct mail, e-mail or by hand at the address indicated
below by 15:00 h onThursday March6. 2()8.
Please note that the Citizen Security Programme bears no responsibility for expressions of interest
that is delivered after the closing date;and time.
Citizen Security Programme
Attr: Project Co-ordinator
Ministry of Home Affairs
Lot 6 Brickdam
peorgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592)-226-9633
E-mail: c_.p procurement@gol.n..g

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1. Position
Service Manager mobile and inplant Pquipment
2. Duties
(a). Take control of and accountability for its mechanical and electrical
services department.
(b). Provide technical advice and solutions.
(c). Improve maintenance policies and programmes with a view to
reducing downtime and cost
(d). Improve recording systems of assets register ensuring all technical
details are available, including historical records.
(e). Monitor effective use of spares'.
(f). Maintain detailed list of co~suwrerable spare for all equipment.

(g). Locate suppliers/manufacturer's of OEM spares through internet.
(h). Manage subordinate staff totaling thirty- five persons.
(I). The incumbent would be required to perform these duties at the
company's locations at Land If Canaan, Houston. Paritta, Rose Hall.
3. Qualification
(a). Degree in Mechanical Englneeing.

4. Experience
(a). Minimum seven years "hands on" experience in the repairs of mobile
andlor inplant equipment (mechanical and electrical).
(b). In managing a service department staff of 35 persons in a mobile and
inplant equipment or organization.
(c). Sound knowledge of financial and budgetary management and control.
(d). Computer literate with experience in locating OEM manufacturers.
(e). Submission of daily weekly monthly reports.
(f). Working knowledge with systems related to pneumatics, hydraulics and
logical controls.

5. Salaryv
(a). Between $ 200,000.00 and $ 250,000.09

Please send your applications to:

P.O. Box 101104 Plantation Houston, Georgetown.

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Story Time

In Gd WeTfu.

He ripped open the wallet, spilling its contents.
Gingerly, he swooped to retrieve the paper
currency and stopped at the first note he
repossessed; he was surprised it was US dollars he
was handling. His financial woe was ended. As he
counted the money, he was converting it to Guyana
dollars which was 200 Guyana dollars to one US
Just as was his wont, he started to shower devotion
on the money. He usually did the same with the
local money he was saving; at the end of each day,
he would spread out the money and examine and
admire all the markings, feeling the edges, looking

it '
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for defects and imagining the ones with small denominations changing into larger
He now fell into that same mood **- spreading out the US dollars, examining and
admiring the markings. After a while, the repeated inscription, 'In God We Trust',
kept stabbing at his heart. He weighted his situation: he would be debt free and still
have enough money to get a higher education. But the money was not his. As he
couldn't get 'In God We Trust' out of his mind, he decided to return the money. That
decision was made easier when he discover the identity of the owner of the wallet:
... de Jesus.

Candles on the Cake

You are at a birthday party and the cake is brought in. The birthday
candles on the cake are in a pattern: red, yellow, red, yellow, blue,
red, yellow, blue, green. The pattern continues, adding pink,
orange, purple, and white candles.

How many candles are on the cake in all?
The pattern

red, yellow,
ied ,ellov;. blue.
red, yellow, blue, green,
red. yellow, blue, green. pink,
red, yellow, blue, green, pink, orange.
red, yellow. blue, green, pink oranj3. purple
red. Yellow blue, green pink. orange. purple wante
T.t;l -jndles
3 *, 5 = 35


Mindy scored exactly 100 on this
dart board.

How many darts did she throw,
and where did they land?



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Colour this beautiful Mashramani Costume.

Optical Illusion

What do you see?

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being put together for re-
lease. They've also recently
recorded music with interna-
tional artistes, 'Buju
Banton', 'Jah Care' and 'Big
Youth'. According to Fraser,
'First Born' has definitely
left its imprint on the Car-
ibbean. "We've done it all,"
he said, adding that of all the
big names, 'Jah Cure' is the
only person the group has not
yet performed with live.
The group has performed
at 'Sum Fest' in 2005 and at
'Sting' in 2006 in Jamaica.
They've also performed in
Barbados before with 'Sizzla'
and 'Turbulance', and with
'Shaggy' in neighboring
Suriname. Tours to Antigua and
Barbuda and Barbados are
planned for this year as well.
Local disappointment.
It's his hope that local
artistes get a better reception
from Guyanese and that some-
thing is done about the piracy
of music, a topic which is long
being discussed.
"I am not satisfied with the
music reception in Guyana, but

I guess we just have to go
through that stage because it has
definitely improved from the
way it was."
"A lot of the local artistes
are trying....but people still
have this thing about foreign
music." He pointed out that
local artistes should be given
a chance, because they are
trying and doing so without
sponsorship and help. He said
too that it's high time people
get accustomed to what they
hear, and that since local mu-
sic is seldom played on the
airwaves, it makes it difficult
for young artistes to be heard
and get recognition.
In other countries, local mu-
sic must be played, Fraser
stated. "It may not be the best
but you can listen to it and they
should be given all the encour-
He added that the deejays
who dominate the airwaves are
sometimes not of the best qual-
ity, but they are given a chance
to showcase their talent. "If the
deejays can get a chance to play,
why can't the music be
played," he questioned.
He pointed out that busi-

nesses are investing money in
sports, which is good, but at
the same time, other areas
should not be forgotten. "I
would like to see the same
kind of help in the music in-
dustry," he stated.-According
to Fraser, when this happens,
persons are left without a
choice to pursue what is
their passion. "They have
no choice, because there is
no-one to sponsor them, and
the cheapest place to make a
video is here in Guyana."
According to Fraser, for the
upcoming tour to Ghana, 80 per
cent of the sponsorship has al-
ready been taken care of.
"You join a taxi and the guy
is playing a 'First Born' DVD
andactually asking you: 'You
like this?'" This is First Born,
he said, on discussing the issue
of music piracy.
"They benefit and you get
nothing." "What a sin that is!
It is so unfair," he lamented.
He added that many places
in Guyana built their empires
on pirating music.
In addition to adversely
affecting the artistes, Fraser
said it also interferes with
the recording industry. "For-
eign artistes don't want to
come here to record because
of the lack of copyright laws.
They are afraid because be-
fore they reach the plane,
their music is already on the

market." This is a trusted
business," he lamented.
"When Buju Banton came
here and he went to store and
saw what was happening, he
went straight to the bed and
covered his head. He just could
not believe what he was
seeing....Chuck Fender broke
out in cold sweat when he saw
his music, all his albums and he
can't touch not one of them," he
He said that maybe the
first step should be making
a law which states that lo-
cal music cannot be pi-
First Born members are
Troy Azore, Lambert Semple,
Rolston Richmond. Shawn Wil-
liams and Trayon Garrett. They
have released five albums to date
- 'Exodus Chapter X 11 Verse
2', 'Confident', 'Wake Up Call'.
'Irits' and 'First Born'.
Artistes they've performed
live with include, Bounty Killa,
Capleton, Gregory Isaacs and
Glen Washington.
Apart from First Born.
Vizion Sounds also manages lo-
cal talents such as Alabama,
Shelly G and Bally's and
The studio, located on
Robb Street in the city was
built at an estimated cost of
$12M and is equipped with all
the state-of-the-art equip-

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
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 River
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 Do'!ars ($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 TenderAdministration 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 vill 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 ofFinance atfte above address.
7 All bids must be accom panied by Valid Certificates of Compliance from
the Manager of the Natiorial 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 TB 21.2
9. The National Procurement and TenderAdnlinistration, Ministry of Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all bidswithout assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of-PubHeWerks and-Communieations-.........- .. -

The Carifesta X Secretariat and the Ministry of Culture invite
submissions of dramatic treatments for consideration as Guyana's signal dramatic
production to be staged for CARIFESTAX in August 2008. The winning treatment may
be developed by the originator or by a team of experienced dramatists into a full fledged
production. The concept treatment should be pertinent to Guyana's cultural experience
and should consider any or all aspects of our cultural heritage, history, achievements
and diversity. Guidelines for Submission are as Follows:

1) Only Concept Treatments are to be submitted. Full scripts are not at the moment
being evaluated.

2) Concept Treatments are to include the following information:
Suggested Title, Main Plot and Sub Plot(s), Theme (s); Setting; Proposed Length;
Characters and basic character sketches; details of any other elements to be involved
such as music and any envisaged special requirements.

3) Treatments should observe the following format: 1.5 inch margins on all sides; Font
should be no less than 12 points and no larger than 14 points; lines should be double
spaced; pages should be numbered and each important element highlighted in bold;
only one side of the page should be typed upon; treatments may not be more than 7
pages in length.

4) A brief biographical sketch of the author noting name, contact information and any
experience in theater should accompany each entry. Theatrical experience is not a
prerequisite for entry. Persons with no experience are also encouraged to submit.
Author should be Guyanese.

5) Type written electronic copies as well as 2 hard copies of the treatment should be
submitted by March 1, 2008.

6) There is no limit to the number of treatments any single person can submit

7) Winning concept will be under compulsory license to the Government of Guyana for
use at all and any events relating to CARIFESTAX.

8) Prize: The winning entry will be awarded a prize of G500,000 as full and final

9) The judges decision will be final

10) An 'ou ;ern,, of winners w'iibe made in early March 2008

Send submissions to:
Drama Concept Competition
Carifesta Secretariat
Main Street
Email electronics s- fbmiss.o. cXdramajgmail.com
website:http://wwws.carifesta.c rg/


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Our country has rules and regulations. The Police Force ensures that citizens do not
break the law. When citizens break the law the police place them before the courts.

Ways the Police Force helps a country are by:
providing citizens with police protection
maintaining law and order in the country
encouraging citizens to make their complaints at a police station.
Preventing citizens from taking the law into their own hands.

The Headquarters of the Police Force is found at Eve Leary in Young Street,

For you to do
Find out the name of the Commissioner of Police Force.

The Police Force is divided into various sections:
o The Training School
o The Traffic Department
o The Canine Department
o The Band
o The Criminal Investigation Department
o The Tactical Service Unit

The Police Stations operating in and out of Georgetown are identified by
letters of the alphabet.

A DIVISION Georgetown .
C DIVISION East Coast Demerara
D DIVISION West Coast Demerara
E DIVISION Linden. Wismar, Kwakwaini
F DIVISION Interior Locations Lethem, Bartica, Mabura

The Force has different forms of recreation clubs, bars, athletic competitions,
gym, cultural activities and a good choir.

Our Defence Force
The main Headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force is at Base Command
Ayanganna, Thomas Lands,.Georgetowtn.

The Guyana Defence Force:
support civil authorities in maintaining law and order.
Protect our border :
Assist in community development. Helping people in flood areas, building
roads, bring sick from the hinterland area.

Training in the army is done at:
Camp Ayanganna its Headquarters in Georgetown
Camp Stephenson at Timehri
Camp Tacama on the Berbice River .

The GDF is divided into sections:
o The Training Corps trans soldiers .
o Coast Guard
o Artillery Battalion
o Band Corps
o Intelligence Corps
o Medical Corps
o AirCorps

Exercise 1
1. The Minister of Home Affairs is
2. Which division of the Police Force is operating on the East Coast of
3. GDF means __
4. Who is the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force?
5. The Commander -in Chief of the Armed Forces is the __

Our Courts
The Magistrate's Court
When you do not carry out the rules and regulations of the country you are disci-

plined. According to the offence the persons have committed they are charged by
the Police Officer and are summoned to appear before the Magistrate or Judge to
be disciplined. Magistrate Court is an Institution of Justice. It is established to up-
hold the law and to look into grievances and disputes of people. The scale and weight
is the Scale of Justice in the legal system. The Magistrate Courts deals with minor
offences in traffic, disorderly behaviour and land cases.

The High Court deals with murder, rape, treason and other grave offences.

The Supreme Court is a group of 12 persons called Jurors decide whether a
person is guilty or innocent.

The Appeal Court is the highest court of Guyana. This court hears appeals from
persons who have lost a case in a lower court. The Appeal Court can change deci-
sions made by a Magistrate or Judge in the Magistrate or Supreme Court.

Corrective Institutions
Institutions are set up by the Government to correct behaviour offenders of the
law. Some of these are:
New Opportunity Corps (NOC) located at Ondemeeming on the Essequibo

The New Opportunity Corps is a place of correction for youths under 18 years
of age. They attend school and they are taught different skills. There will be no need
to steal or do wrong acts.

Natural Disaster
A disaster is an unfortunate event causes injury, distress or sometimes death. Di-
saster may be natural or man-made.
A. Natural Disaster These occur as a result of a malfunction in nature.. They
include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions hurricane, floods, forest fires, typhoons and
Can you remember the flood of 2005 and the effects it had on the lives of the
Guyanese citizens?

B. Man- made disasters result from man's activities on earth. They include wars,
fires and genocide.

When Natural disasters take place where people live they can cause death and

Tropical winds and hurricanes
Hurricane is an Arawak word. A hurricane is a windstorm that includes heavy
rains, high waves and high tides and winds that whirled around in great circles.

Hurricanes form over tropical oceans not far from the equator. In the West Indies
hurricanes start in the Atlantic.

Some TkopicalWinds are:
o Hurricane in the Caribbean.:
o Typhoons in the Pacific.
o :Cyclones in India and China

Hurricanes ia the Caribbean
These occur during the hottest months and are given names in alphabetical. Read
this verse.
June too soon
July stand by
August look out, you must,
September, remember
October, all over

People who live in the path of hurricane have to be on the alert when
storms occur.
listen to warnings
build shelters for evacuation
ensure doors and windows are battened down

How people are affected in the tropical storm communities:
They are left:
without water
without food
without electricity

Always obey your school and class rules .These help you to become better

2/15/2008, 5:41 PM

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PA IN LG A ESXAgeSS EN XX (Suna(hoIcEb'rT 7 00

This week we will continue with the solar family, and we will move on to
explore Saturn.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. It has the most spectacular set of
rings in the solar system.


Saturn's interior composition is primarily that of simple molecules such as
hydrogen and helium.
Saturn, referred to as the gas planet, has a large group of 59 moons. It also
has the largest, most complex, and best known ring-system in the Solar
SSaturn Statistics
Diameter; 119 871 km or 74 500 miles
Minimum distance from Sun: 1.35 billion km or
840million miles.
Maximum distance from Sun: 1.5 billion km or 938
million miles
Minimum distance from Earth: 1.2 billion km or 746
million miles.
Planetary Symbol:

Now we will move on to Uranus.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. There are unusual seasons that
cause unique magnetic and electric field structures. Uranus has a faint ring
system and 27 known moons.

Inside of Uranus
The giant planets do not have the same layered structure that the earthlike
planets do. Their evolution was quit different from the earthlike planets and
that is why they have more gas and ice inside. Uranus inside is made
primarily of methane ice.

Uranus Statistics
Diameter: 51 488 km or 32 000 miles
Minimum distance from Sun: 2.7 billion km or 1.7 billion miles
Maximum distance fiom Sun: 3 billion km or 1.87 billion miles
Maximum distance from Earth: 2.57 billion km or 1.6 billion
Planetary Symbol:


We will now move on to Neptune.
Neptune, which is the eighth planet from the Sun, is a very cold place.
Occasionally, the ninth planet, which is Pluto, crosses Neptune orbit and
becomes the eighthh planet".
The bluish colour of Neptune comes from its atmosphere of methane gas.
The planet has 13 moons and a very narrow, faint ring system.

Neptune Inside Neptune

Neptune's interior make up is primarily methane ice, the same as Uranus.
Neptune's atmosphere shows a striped pattern of clouds. This cloud pattern
is very similar to that of Jupiter and Saturn. Neptune even has a Great Dark
Spot similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

Neptune Statistics.
Diameter: 49 493 km or 30 760 miles
Minimum distance from Sun: 4.6 billion km or 2.77 billion miles
Maximum distance from Sun: 4.54 billion km or 2.82 billion miles
Minimum distance from Earth: 4.3 billion km or 2.68 billion miles.
Planetary Symbol:

Dwarf Planets
Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. It was classified as a
"dwarf planet" in 2006, along with Pluto and Eris.

Ceres has a diameter of 975 km or 605 miles. It orbits the Sun once every
4.6 years. Its orbit lies between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter.

Pluto is a frigid ball of ice and rock that orbits.far from the Sun on the frozen
fringes of our solar system. ,
It was considered a planet, from its discovery in 1930 munil 2006, when it
was officially stripped of its status as our solar system ninth planet, by the
International Astronomical Union in August 2006.

Pluto is now classified as dwarf planet. It has three known moons.
Data from 1999 suggest that the surface of Pluto is made up of two different
parts. It has an icy part and a non-icy part. The non-icy part may be of some
sort of rock.
The atmosphere is very, very cold and the air is mostly of nitrogen gas.
Exercise 1.
1. The planet Earth gets its heat from the
2. 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with
3. Iefine the terms:
4. Which planet is Earth's outer neighbour?
5. _.. is the largest planet in the Solar System.

This brings us to the close of the Solar System. Have a great week at
school.Be good boys and girls .Bye Bye!


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more laboratory at Caltech,
with support from the Gates
Foundation, to look for ways
to genetically boost the. im-'
Smune system against infec-
tious agents, particularly HIV.

HIV has evolved to protect itself from the human immune

(BBC News) Scientists are no
-further forward in developing
a vaccine against HIV after
more than 20 years of re-
search, a Nobel Prize-win-
ning biologist has said.
Professor David Baltimore,
president of the American As-
sociation for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS), said there
was little hope among scientists.
But he said that they were
continuing efforts to develop a
"Our lack f success may be
understandableibut it is not ac-
ceptable," he s dd,
"Some yeats ago I came to
the conclusion hat our commu-
nity had to seriously undertake
new approaches or we might
find ourselves with a'worldwide
epidemic and no effective re-
sponse," Prof Baltimore told
the annual meeting of the AAAS

in Boston.
"That is just where we are
HIV had evolved a way to
protect. itself from the human
immune system, he said.
"This is a huge challenge be-
cause to control HIV immuno-
logically the scientific comfnu-
nity has to beat out nature, do
something that nature, with its
advantage of four billion years
of evolution, has not been able
"to do," Prof Baltimore said.
"I believe that HIV has
found ways to totally fool the
immune system.
"So we have to do one bet-
ter than nature."
Attempts to control the vi-
rus through antibodies or by
boosting the.body's immune
system have ended in failure.
This has left the vaccine
community depressed because

they can see no hopeful way'of
success, Prof Baltimore said.
Among the novel tech-
niques that scientists are turn-
ing to are gene and stem cell
therapy, although these are still
in their.infancy.
"In the human you really
only have one shot which is to
try to change genes in stem
cells," said Prof Baltimore, one
of the leading experts on the
HIy virus.
"So we're trying to do that,
to design vectors that can carry
genes that will be of therapeu-
tic advantage."
Prof Baltimore won the
Nobel Prize in Medicine in
1975 for the co-discovery of re-
verse transcriptase, an enzyme
that was later found to be used
by,HIV to replicate in human
He now leads the Baiti-


Suitablyiqual fied persons are invited to express interest in the position ofAudit Director as
described bew:
Qualifications and Experience
Applicatjts should preferably have obtained:
Membership ,f any one of the recognized professional accounting bodies, e.g., ACCA,.
Post-gradtiate Degree in Business Management, Finance, Economics or other related field
plus fotr (4 years post qualification experience in. a senior accounting/auditing
"Degree in Accountancy or equivalent plus four (4) years at the.level of Audit Manager:
A Senior Professional employee with over nine -years experience acquired tiii.,u L a
combination of on-the-job training and planned courses of development and instruction of
which five (5) years should be at the level'ofAudit Manhger.
The incumbent would be responsible for:
Preparing appropriate plans and properly managing thb Business Unit;
Ensuring that the plans are properly implemented
Playing a key leadership role in the implementation of all aspects of the operations; and
Ensuring that the results achieved are consistentiwith the Laws of Guyana and theAtidit
Act in parocular. :
Detailed in'obnnation on theterms of reference cai be o stained from:
Sihe Hiuman Resouices division
SAudit Office of Guynia
63 High Street
.irgeto a
Tl: No. 220 "'P

TEL : 225-4475/226-3243 9

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Applycations are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER to manage this Company's Security

Qualifications & Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Management or equivalent.quali ication
id related field plus five (5) years experience in the Managenent
of a reputable Security Force
OR i
A Gazetted Joint-Services Officer with ten (10) years
I distinguished service.
Essential Functions:
i To plan, organise and manage the Company's Security
Department to achieve desired objectives;
Security and protection of all of the Company's Assets, including
Training of Security Personnel
Preparation of Departmental Budgets;
Preparation and submission of Weekly and Monthly Rep~orts to

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Good planning and organisational skills;
Articulate, dynamic, confident and enthusiastic with a passion for
Team Player with professional approach
Salary & Benefits.

Attractive, depending on qualifications and experience,

Applications together with Curriculum Vitae and names of two (2)
referees should be submitted to the Administrative Manager, The Guyana
Oil Company Limited, 166 Waterloo Street, Georgetown no later than
March 17, 2008

2/15/2008. 5:37 PM



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(BBC News) One million people a year will die from tobacco
smoking in India during the 2010s, research predicts.
The New England Journal of Medicine study found smoking
already accounts for 900,000 deaths a year in India.
The study warns that.without action, the death toll from smok-
ing will climb still further.
It predicts smoking could soon account for 20% of all male
deaths and 5% of all female deaths between the ages of 30 and 69.
The researchers have calculated that on average, men who
smoke bidi small hand-rolled cigarettes common in India lose
about six years of life.
Men who smoke full-size cigarettes shorten their lives by about
ten years.
* And for women bidi smokers the figure is about eight years.
The figures are based on a survey of deaths among a sample of
1.1 million homes in all parts of India carried out by about 900
field workers.
Among men who died between the ages of 30 and 69, smoking
caused about 38% of deaths from tuberculosis, 32% of deaths from
cancer and 20% of deaths from vascular disease.
Lead researcher Professor Prabhat Jha, of the University of
Toronto, said: "The extreme risks from smoking that we found sur-
prised us, as smokers in India start at a later age than those in Eu-

rope or America and smoke less."
It is estimated that there are about 120 million smokers in In-
The study found that, among men, about 61% of those who
smoke can expect to die at ages 30-69 compared with only 41% of
otherwise similar non-smolers.
Among women, 62% of those who smoke can expect to die
at ages 30-69 compared with only 38% of non-smokers.
Professor Amartya Sen, of Harvard University, said: "It is truly
remarkable that one single factor, namely smoking, which is entirely
preventable, accounts for nearly one in 10 of all deaths in India.
"The study brings out forcefully the need for immediate public
action in this much-neglected field."
Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, India's health minister, said: "I am
alarmed by the results of this study.
"The government of India is trying to take all steps to control
tobacco use in particular by informing the many poor and illiter-
ate of smoke risks."
Jean King, director of tobacco control at Cancer Research
UK, said India could learn from the UK, where falling smok-
ing rates over the last 30 years have coincided with the world's
biggest drop in deaths from lung cancer, particularly among



TRADING & DISTRIBUTION INC., a member of the Neal and Massy Group of Companies,
has managerial vacancies within the Food & General Products Division and the
Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Division of the Company.

"The successful app;-. s will be required to coordinate the activities
relating to the m.a i r:rng of a wide range of consumer products and pharmaceutical
products and to irmpi'ment plans for the development of new products.

"A Social Science Degree with at least four (4) years experience in a senior capacity.

'An Associate of Science Degree in Pharmacy with at least four (4) years experience in
a senior capacity.

An attractive rumun-u -tion package is offered
Incluscvu of lrertt.'l:-. 'ension, Medical and Group Life Plans.

Interest ted p: .-' -* p.^ sring the relevant qualification and experience should send
their appL:adtior-r; ;1 r ; iculum Vitae to the:

GROIN ) lUMi .1 i :;,C",'RCE MANAGER
P.O. BO; 1~0-.

NO LA.7EMB THAif NAL 'Y 222008


SMALL hand-rolled cigarettes are popular.

Papers reveal

Mao's view of

(BBC News) The US, state department has released docu-
ments from 1973, shedding light on relations with China
and on then leader Mao Zedong's attitudes to women.
The papers include transcripts of talks between Mao and
the then US National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger.
The talks covered a range of issues, including the Soviet
threat and Taiwan.
But during the talks, the Chinese leader made a surprising
offer to send what he described as an excess of 10 million Chi-
nese women to the US.
The discussions between Mao and MrKissinger in Febru-
ary 1973 took place at a villa in Beijing.
The Chinese leader smoked cigars and the two men talked
and joked into the early hours of the morning.
The papers show that Mao's comments about Chinese
women were a recurring theme.
He lamented the dismal state of trade between the two
countries but remarked that China had an excess of
He suggested sending tens of thousands to the US, but later
in the conversation increased his offer to 10 million.
The remark provoked laughter and was clearly meant as a
joke, but Mao went on to complain that Chinese women were
giving birth to too many children.
.If they were sent to the US he said, they would flood the
country with disaster.
When discussing the possibility of a Soviet invasion of
China, Mao complained that too many Chinese women didn't
know how to fight.
A Chinese official-warned that his comments would incur
public anger if they were released.
Mao later apologised to a female interpreter and he
and Mr Kissinger agreed to remove his comments about
women from the records.


AN official warned that the comments would incur
public anger if released.

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Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008

Suda Croice ebuay 7,208 ag XII

(BBC News) Shakespeare waxed
lyrical about it, and not getting
enough of it remains a favourite
national gripe.
But it is only relatively re-
cently we have started to under-
stand how sleep impacts upon
our health, from where we do it
to how we do it.
Latest research suggests that
those who live under a flight
path or indeed share their bed
with a heavy snorer may suf-
fer from raised blood pressure
as a result.
It seems surprising that
even when sleeping, our bodies
can display such an adverse re-
action to noise.
Yet sleep, we have increas-
ingly come to realise, doesn't
--mean we turn-off for-the-night-
when we turn off the light. Parts
of our brain remain incredibly
active, and indeed alert to po-
tential dangers in the world out-
side and regulate our body ac-
cordingly, if necessary telling us

to wake up.
If that sounds bad, pity the
dolphin, which always keeps
half of its brain awake when
asleep so it can continue to
swim, come up for air, and of
course, avoid predators.
For a long time, the func-
tion of sleep seemed quite
straight forward. It gave our
bodies a chance to rest, and in-
deed conserve energy.
In fact, the amount of en-
ergy we save asleep is very
small. At an average of 115 calo-
ries, it is the equivalent of a
piece of toast with a smear of
butter, or perhaps that milky
bed time drink.
The growing body of re-
search has illustrated that
sleep -is -primarily-about-the .-
brain, rather than the body.
Parts of it shut down al-
most completely, like those at
the front which control rational
thought, for instance, or our
ability to make moral choice.

But other sections, notably
those in the lower sections of
the organ, remain very active.
Sleep may give this area a
chance to exercise nerve cell
connections that might other-
wise deteriorate from lack of ac-
Crucially, it may give us a
chance to order our memories,
to consolidate the experiences of
the day and clear the decks, as
it were, for what is to come
when we wake.
But the body is not ex-
cluded from the benefits of
sleep, and there is increasing evi-
dence to suggest that our physi-
cal health is dependent on our
brain getting a good night's
.. -.--.T--par-t-..of-.the-brain-
which regulates our food in-
take, it seems, can only work
effectively after proper sleep.
Several studies have now
linked poor sleep to obesity a
connection which cannot sim-

ply be explained by the fact
that if you are not sleeping, you
may well be snacking in front
of the television.
Shift workers, whose circa-
dian rhythms the main biologi-
cal force behind our desire to
sleep may be disrupted by
changing work and sleep times,
appear more at risk of cardio-
vascular and gastrointestinal
But while too little sleep
may pose a problem, too much
may also be undesirable.
There are studies which

The science of sleep

have shown that those who
sleep longer than eight hours a
night die younger than those
who sleep less.
"It's not really clear why,
but we know mortality in-
creases between 4am and 9am in
the deepest stage of sleep, so it
could be that those who are al-
ready that much more vulner-
able, are more likely to die if
they are still asleep at these
times," says Dr Chris
Idzikowski, director of the
Edinburgh Sleep Centre.
"In any event there is no
optimum number of hours, it's
whatever you need to be alert
the next day."
And while struggling to
find that perfect balance be-



In accordance with Part IV Sections 18-23 of the Audit Act of 2004; the Auditor General invites
application from Chartered Accountants in public practise to examine and audit on his behalf the
accounts of Public Corporations and other bodies in which controlling interest vests with the State.
The following is a list of entities for which the Auditor General requires the service of Chartered
Accountants in public practice:-


Lethcm Power Company
University oflGuyana
Property Holdings Inc.
Guyana Post Office Corporation



I Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons for the supply of the following
items.-services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporahon:

A. Maintenance services to Perkins Standby Generators
B. Maintenance services to Bedlift Elevators
C. Maintenance services to Imaging Equipment
D. Maintenance services to Laboratory Equipment
E. Maintenance services to Air Conditioning systems
F. Provision of Pest Control and Termite Treatment services
G. Provision of Sanitact Services
H. Supply of Electrical Materials/Items
1. Supply of Plumbing Materials/Items
J. Supply of Mattresses
K. Supply of Building Materials/Items

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street. from 09:00h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday
upon receipt of a non-refundable 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 plac.jed in 11he Tender Box situated at
t!h. Ministry of Finance. Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown noi i .,r tran 09:00h, on
Tuesday 19th February, 2008.

5 Tenders viil be opened immediately alter the tlClo'liij pericl S Tenderers or., tlir
representatives are invited to anend 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
Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual, if the individual is tendenng or company,
if the company is tenderng

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

Michael H Khan
Chief Executive Officer

2. Applications. setting out detailed proposals. must be accompanied by the questionnaire in the
form referred to in Appendix II of the Audit Offices' Rules, Policies & Procedures Manual to the
above-mentioned Act. duly completed. Copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Audit
Office upon request. Chartered Accountants are also requested to indicate entities for which they
may have a preference because ofa particular expertise.

3. The engagement of the services of Chartered Accountants will be subject, inter-alia to the
following terms and conditions:-

(i) Before the audit commences, the audit plan and list of audit procedures must be agreed upon by
the Auditor General and the Chartered Accountants and the bodies concerned. In addition, the audit
fees must be agreed by the client and theAudit Office.

(ii) At the completion oflthe audit, the Chartered Accountant's work papers. report and draft opinion
will be reviewed by the Auditor General and in certain circumstances additional work may have to
be undertaken. The Chartered Accountant will forward his audit report and opinion to the Auditor
General who will then issue a separate opinion.

(iii) Chariered Accountants engaged are required to follow auditing standards approved for by the
use ofthle Audit Office in addition to generally accepted auditing standards. The auditing standards
currently in use by the Audit Office are those issued by the International Organisation of Supreme
Audit Institutions, copies of which are available upon request.

(iv) Chartered Accountants engaged will not be permitted to undertake any form of accounting
work, including taxation, or be engaged in the design of any accounting system for the entities for
which they are required to carry out audit work.

(v) Chartered Accountants engaged will be prohibited from rendering audit services on behalf ofthe
Auditor General in respect of a particular entity for more then six (6) consecutive years, and in
S|llurh. ...i.l'ri.TnrI Ipil.ihe.t h.l- ..il accountants will beengaged in, on anannual basis.

4.I Ap III, .1 ii ,, .. ;.,.. I i ii iiirc. ieh .l ubililiK.d.rl .'..i l. .. l 'Iebrtary. 2 ,; 200 S
,1 .:.. o '


A copy of the application and supporting documentation including the completed questionnaire
must also be submitted to the Auditor General


2/15/2008, 5:35 PM

tween sleep and being awake.
one apparently also needs to at-
tend to the position adopted be-
fore nodding off.
The "freefall" position -
when you lie on your front with
your hands around the pillow
and head turned to one side is
said to be the best for those
keen to digest their dinner effec-
tively overnight.
The self-explanatory "star-
fish" and "soldier" when you
lie on your back with both arms
pinned to your sides are be-
lieved to be more likely to cause
you to snore.
This may not just mean a
bad night's sleep for you, it may
also, we now know, set your
partner's pulse racing too.

Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008



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Buiiday ChronloFe ebruatif7l .2008

Notice of prequalification No.EUROPEAID,126378/SUIP/GY
Issued by: The Government of the Co-operative Republic of GUYANA
for a project identified for financing by the European Community (EC).

1. Project identification and financing

a) Title: Supply of Equipment & Materials for Emergency Sea Defence Works
b) Number: 9 ACPGUA 005
c) Source of financing: European Development Fund (EDF)
d) Status of the financing: Approved

2. Contract identification

a) Type of contract: Supply
b) Subject: Supply of Equipment & Materials for Emergency Sea
Defence Works financed by the 9' European Development Fund (EDF)
c) Number of lots:Lot 1-Equipment; Lot 2- Materials; Supplier can bid for 1 or both
d) Variants: No Variant Solution

3. Elgibility, origin nd evaluation criteria

a) Eligibility and origin: Supply firms from EU member States and ACP countries,
signatories to the Cotonou Agreement.
b) Evaluation: see tender document

4 Location and deadline

a) Project location: Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Sea & River Defence
Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana.

5. Project authorities

a) Contracting authority: The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,
represented by the Minister of Finance. Main & Urquhart St, Georgetown, Guyana.
including his duly authorized representatives and permitted assignees.

b) Supervisor: The Chief Sea & River Defence Officer. Ministry of Public Works and
Communications, Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetown or his appointed assignee.

6. Tender documents

a) Type of lender: Open International Tender
b) Terms on which tender documents may be obtained:

The tender document can be purchased from: The Sea & River Defence Division of
Ministry of Public Works & Communications. Fort Street. Kingston. Georgetown,
Guyana. against payment of the non-refundable iGS 10.000 the address in c), (d)

(c) Inspection ofthe tender documents in the country of the Contracting Allhority:
The Chief Sea & River Defence Officer. Fort Street. Kingston, Georgetown,
(d) Inspection of a tender in a Menber State:
Offices of the Commission of the European Communities (see address below)

7. Language, receipt.and .opening of the .tenders

a* Language: English
b) )Dae and time (local) for receipt of tenders: 15" April., 2l00t ':. 9:00 ib
c) Address for the receipt: The ( I ili. nNi National Procuremenit and Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urqiihart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana.
d) Date and time (local) for opening of tenders: 15'I April 2008 at 9:0(0 h
(e) Address for the opening: As in (c) above.

8. Deposits and guarantees

(a) Tender Guarantee: 7.500 EU ROS

(b) Performance guarantee: 10% of contract price

9. Site visit: not applicable

10. Further information

a) REFERENCES: If the Slate of the contracting authority is one of the African.
Caribbean and Pacific States which is signatory to the ACP-EC Partnership
Agreement signed at Cotonou on 23 June 2000 as amended on 25 .une 2005
Decision No 2/2002 o'fACP-EC Council of Ministers published in OJL 320 of
23.11.20(1 2 : ., ,; .,, .
i II,

\;, Guyana Forestry
V' 00Comnmission

Renewal of State Forest Permission (SP for 2008/2009

The GFC is informing holders of SFP that the deadline for submission of
renewal applications has been extended to 29th February 2008. The
following conditions will apply:

1. All fees due must be paid off at the time of application,
applications will not be accepted from persons who have
outstanding balances with the GFC.

2. Updated production register must be presented to the GFC.

3. Applications must be accompanied with copy of business or
company-registration or ID reference, proof of address, list and
registration of equipment to be used in the operation and names of
employees currently employed.

4. Renewal is not automatic and the submission of an application and
payment of application fees do not give permission for commencing
any business/operations.

5. Compliance with GFC regulatory practices.

6. You will be required to return all unused tags for the 2006/2007
operating period at the close of business in 2007.

7. Application forms will be available at each forest station and can be
made at the forest station closest to you. Application forms can also
be downloaded from the GFC website www.forestry.gov.gv.

In addition you are requested to submit to the GFC at the close of 2007 the
volume and number of pieces of products on the ground together with the
tags used on these products. Permission will then be granted to remove
only these products in 2008 as production from 2007. The format of
presentation can be uplifted from the nearest forest station.

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

announces the following:

All pensions that were in payment as at 31st December, 2007,
will be increased by 5% from January 1, 2008.

SThe minimum rate for Old Age and Invalidity Pensions will
be increased from $13,335.00 to $14,207.00 per month
effective January 1, 2008.

Monthly: From $1.04,278.00 to $113,660.00
Weekly: From $24,064.00 to $26,229.00

With effect from January 1, 2008, the limit for reimbursement
of overseas Sickness Medical Care costs will be increased
from $1,042 780.00 to $1,136,600.00

................. ,

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Sunday1 Chronicle tFebruary'17; -2008

ationalEconomic Survey 2007/2008 j

Frequently Asked Questions
"I have never heard of an economic survey here before. Why now?"
It is true that we have not had one for sixteen years. This was not by Choice, but
because the necessary resources to carry out this complex activity were not
always available (both in terms of skills and funding). This will be a significant step
forward for Guyana, as there is.a pressing need for current economic data.

"I received a questionnaire for the economic survey. Is it compulsory to
Yes, once you have received a questionnaire, you must report. Any business thaf
fails to do.so, in an accurate and.timely manner, is breaking the law and may be

"What law is that?"
Sub-section 1 of Section 9 of the Statistics Ordinance 1965, and the revised
Bureau of Statistics Act 1992. it is a legal obligation, Under this law, to provide data
that has been requested by the Bureau.

"Do other countries also do this?"
Yes. Trinidad, for example, does one every year; the USA does an economic
census every five years, monthly, quarterly and annual economic surveys.

"I received a questionnaire, but other businesses i know of did not. Whydid I
get one while they did not?"
This is a SAMPLE survey. In an economic CENSUS, all businesses receive
questionnaires, but due to time and resource .constraints, we cannot do a full
economic census. We are therefore doing a sample survey, in which businesses
are randomly selected (Ihatis. each has an equal chance of being chosen).,

"You say my information is confidential. How confidential is it?"
Your questionnaire is viewed only by a limited number of persons all operating
within one department of the Bureau. These have all taken a declaration of secrecy.
We are prevented by the laws of Guyana from sharing your information with ANY
other agency or person. The law will apply heavy penalties to any of our employees
whodivulge anyfo ibiddeninfor nation. .-

"Willthe information be used for taxation or investigation of my business?"
No, it will not. The Bureau is prevented by law from sharing your information with
the tax authorities. Additionally, the BureaU' does not deal with taxation or
investigation, nor does it share your information with any agencies that do so.

"Why areyou collecting this information?"
Because Guyana's economic profile has changed significantly in the last several
years, and while we all have opinions on whatit\looks like now, only hard data can
give us the facts. International trends have affected our.economy; also, some
industries that used to support our economy are;declining or encountering difficult
times and other, newer industries are emerging. rpr example, when the last survey
was done, there was not a single-Internet cafe; noW there are numerous cafes. New
aspects of the economy must be properly accounted for to help people like you, the
business owner or potential investor, make wise business decisions. We also use
the data for compiling the GDP.

"What type of information willyou produce?"
There are many sorts of infoitnation we can produce by processing all 'the
businesses'data. Forexample: i
national GDP
GDP in a particular industry
-estimated number of firrs in a particularitndustry
-where the concentration of firms in a particular industry are located, etc.
Information specific to your business (your sales, costs, etc) will not be given out. What
will be given out is aggregated information for the sector in which you operate

"Who will use this information?"
The Bureau gets many, many ca ls and visits from persons who need information on
Guyana's economic profile. Here are some of the entities that will find this very
useful, and how they may use it:

Public policy makers to formulate data-driven programmes
Investors, both foreign and local to set up new or expanded operations
Local businessmen to know how many competitors they have in their
particular area of business; determine how much of a particular good or
service is already produced in Guyana
Researchers who are making analyses to present studies on Guyana
Students to do assignments
Sales managers to design sales territories
Marketing /Sales / Advertising personnel to target proper consumer
audience and to enhance client presentations.

Contact Us:
Bureau of Statistics, Avenue of the Republic & Brickdam, Georgetown
Tel i 227-1155 (ask for the National Accounts Dept) / Fax # 226-2036
Email: nataccts(i'.statisticsguvana.gov.gy
Website: wwsM.ti.st.l..csguyana.govy.g (See Economic Survey link for further
info rmation)


i __ GEMINI -- Some great news is coming down from on high today. An a:uihii
; ", i. b \..ity figure will inform you of a changing situation -- one from which you'll her
efit greatly. This adjustment may even enable you to free up some extra mone:,
in your currently super-tight budget! When that happens, you should make
a long overdue upgrade involving your: internet service, cell phone, or com-
S.\. puter. Technology advances quickly, and.you are falling behind. Use your
growing resources to keep up. '
S'-\ CANCER -- You need to start paying more attention to yourself, and less to
What other people want or expect. It's wonderful that you are concerned about
; the health and well-being of the people in your life, but there is only so much
/ "-'" you can do to help them. You need to remind yourself just how much you
Scan change in your own life. What are you, most unhappy about right now?
Take tiny steps toward healing yourself. You'll let yourself know just how
very important you are.

., LEO -- Do not let any false modesty rob you of the right to be proud of what
You've accomplished! Go on -- demand.(nicely) the praise you know.that you
are due, no one is going to fault you for,it. Take a bow and bask in the knowl-
i edge that while you were a part of a team effort, this goal could riot have
: ,been met without you. You were the key ingredient. Being in touch with your
Simportance is relevant to your entire day -- you have key'roles in rhe lite, of
Many people.
--VIRGO ---Your-emotions- are a-strong asset, and you haven't been using theory
as much as you should be. Are you afraid that if you lead;with your feeling ;
that you won't be taken as seriously as you would be if you led with tl.
S facts? Not so. Today, integrate how you feel into more conversations artl
i.,, debate situations. It will help other people understand how you think, and i
/4: will also help someone new feel a lot closer to you. Your emotions are wh
truly make you who you are.
LIBRA -- A warm smile from a stranger will send more electricity through yo
body than the loudest rock concert ever could today. You are entering a pha
where it's the smaller things in life you.appreciate most. So turn down tl
volume on your life and take a look around you. Look again -- there are thin s
you never noticed before that hold a great deal of intrigue and reward. 'Ma' /
treasures are there for you to find. You just. hate to look f6r them: abit me :

M U SCORPIO -- You're usually the one who is pushing for things to go farth r
"-' V faster, but right now speed is not a high priority for you.i Things are goi 7
:well, so why rush through the good times to get to the finish line? Tha s
*, y your attitude, and it's an attitude you should spread around to other, mo e
'W. -f .fidgety folks. Deep conversations about patience and hope will help yo.ir
S friends see the long-term benefit of short-term actions. Do what you can to
S help other people be patient -- and enjoy themselves!

SAGITTARIUS -- Follow any and all moods you have to4ay. If you feel the
urge to have some alone time, do it. Sure, there are a lot qf.fun social things
going on right'now, but you don't have toget involved in every single one )f
them! Listen o what your heart is telling you to do, and then do it. Politely
say 'no, thanks,' and don't feel guilty about letting anyone else down. Th, y
just want yot to be happy. If you need some hibernation, time, they shou d
support that. i :
CAPRICORI -- The needling issues at hand today will be plentiful, but thalik-
fully they will-also be quite minor. Don't let this become situation where
you suffer aldeath from a thousand cuts, though! Be sure iyou start the day
off perky and ready for action. Make double-sure you have a healthy breik.-
fast, and dress comfortably! You'll need to feel relaxed and at ease physically
in order to best allow your mental energies to take on whatever kinds of little
vicissitudes are tossed your way -- with panache!
AQUARIUS -- Have you been getting enough exercise lately? Well, if you
have been feeling a bit down in the dumps, then the answer is definitely 'no.'
Getting yourself moving is one of the very best ways to cheer yourself up.
To get yourself feeling better about what is going on in your life, go to the
gym -- or consider startui;. .1 iC.. :cr:;hip if you d. n't already have one. Exer-
cise is also a great way to remind yourself how much power you have in your
life. You can change your body and change your attitude!
PISCES -- Looking to have some fun today? Look no further than into the
nearest mirror -- you are a great source of entertainment and joy right now,
believe it or not. All you need to do is loosen up and stop being so hard on
yourself! People like to be around you most when \,)u aren't letting life's little
dramas get to you. Rise above all the pettiness iid you will find yourself
happier than you have been in a very long while. Say goodbye to the people
who are talking trash.

2/15/2008, 5:22 PM

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4QRO2OP\ f

ARIES -- If you have an urge to tell a particularity rude person what p
think of them, don't suppress it -- vent it! Someone in your life who rarely
ever) considers other people's feelings is in desperate need of a wakeup c
today -- and you are the perfect person to dial their number. Your wit, couple
with your tact and a huge dose of truth, will combine to create an effect
sally that puts them in their place without making you look harsh.

TAURUS -- The heat is getting turned up a lot higher in one of*) our pOer
relationships -- but unfortunately, it might not be in a good id) Look t
) little annoyances to suddenly turn into full-fledged fights. To counter th
you should avoid those people who often.push your buttons.; Also, if y
S were thinking about visiting a friend who's been away for a I while. keep
mind that they will probably monopolize the conversation. You'll do a lott
listening, and not a lot of talking.

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Hello students,
There comes a time in your study when you become
bogged down with self-produced stress. You think about
how you are feeling, how worried you are, your health
status, or your career prospects. The need at this time
of revising and taking examinations is for you to be able
to focus yourself effectively on TASKS, particularly
those that are manageable and can be tackled immedi-
Be smart. Make necessary adjustments to your
study to avoid stress and anxiety. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.


The Letter of Refusal
Sometimes in business you cannot comply with a re-
quest because some information is missing, the request
is unreasonable, a product is sold out, or other circum-
stances prevent your granting the request. In situations
like these there is the need for your writing of refusal
or bad-news letters.
These letters may be difficult to write; but the se-
cret is to be prompt. The longer the delay; the more
difficult it is to get them written, and the more compli-
cations of the problem. Anyhow, here are some point-
ers that should not be missed in the composition of the
refusal letter:

Be prompt. Delayed negative responses can only
offend the reader even more and lessen your chance
of retaining goodwill.
Be positive. Always try to phrase your refusal in
a positive way by emphasizing what you can do for your
readers instead of what you cannot do.
Be helpful. You can occasionally propose an al-
ternative solution that may help the reader.
*Be tactful. Do not insult the reader nor indicate
that the request is unreasonable. Be careful to explain
the circumstances fully.

The body of one refusal letter is below. It follows
the indirect organizational plan that should be used for
refusal letters and letters conveying bad news. Look
at the plan carefully.

1. Neutral opening statement upon which both the
reader and the writer can agree.

2. Reason for the refusal stated in positive, tactful,
Sand courteous terms.

3. Statement of refusal.

4. Suggested alternative, if any.

5. Statement to retain' goodwill of reader.

Here is the letter. Note how the bad news organi-
zational plan is used to refuse the following request:

might get together to discuss your new machinery.

Yours sincerely,


What is wrong with the following letter? Note sev-
eral specific errors; then rewrite the letter.

Dear Ms. Chalmers,
We are returning your cheque for $108, 600.00. We
stopped carrying Mazda lawn trimmers when the manu-
facturer went out of business last year.

Yours truly,

The Sales Letter

*. Determine the market.
*: Determine the aim of your letter.
*..Select the appeals that are appropriate to your
*. Organise your facts according to a logical, effec-
tive, clear, and easy-to-follow plan.

Application Exercises
1. Bring to your class ten different magazines with
advertisements in foreign grown flowers. Identify the
sales appeal used in each letter or advertisement and
evaluate the effectiveness of the appeal.

2. Suppose that you work part time for a gardener
in your community. Noteworthy Gardening Service,
your employer specializes in weeding grass and potting
plants. Write a formal letter to be sent to persons who
have advertised for such services in your local news-
paper. Urge them on having Noteworthy.Gardening
Service take their weeding and potting jobs.

Run-on Sentences

The avoidance of run-on sentences is still problem-
atic for some students. Try again to understand and
practice the guidelines.

Problem 1: Comma-splice: .two main clauses sepa-
rated only by a comma

The run-on sentence: Johnny told Lorraine the way
to Mountain Top, she forgot what he said.

Solution A
Johnny told Lorraine the way to Mountain Top. She
has forgotten what he said.
(Replace the comma with an end mark punctuation
such as a full stop or period or a question mark, and
begin the new sentence with a capital letter.)

Solution B
Dear Mr. Edgerton: Johnny told Lorraine the way to Mountain Top; she
Your new line of heavy-duty machinery is certainly has forgotten what he said.
of interest to me. I appreciate your contacting me about (Place a semi-colon between the two main clauses.)
an appointment to discuss how this equipment can im-
prove our production and increase sales. Solution C
On Monday, February 4th, I am scheduled to fly to Johnny told Lorraine the way to Mountain Top, but
Region 1 for a two-week sales reference. Conse- she has forgotten what he said.
quently, I will not be able to meet with you on Febru- (Add a coordinating conjunction after the comma.)
ary 14th. Perhaps you might be free on March 3rd and
could come to my office at 10:00 that day. ""' "Problemi 2: Two mari clauss'%ithno' punctuation
I look forward to hearing from you as to when we between them

Truth from his lips prevailed
with double sway,
And fools, who came to
scoff, remained to pray.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1730-1774) Edwin and
Angelina, or The Hermit (1766)

The run-on sentence: The boys batted a few more
minutes then they went home.

Solution A:
The boys batted a few more minutes. Then they
went out.
(Separate the main clauses with an end mark of
punctuation, such as a period or full stop, or a question
mark, and begin the second sentence with a capital let-

Solution B:
The boys batted a few more minutes; then they went
(Separate the main clauses with a semicolon.)

Solution C:
The boys batted a few more minutes, and then they
went home.
(Add a comma and a coordinating conjunction be-
tween the main clauses.)

Problem 3: Two main clauses with no comma be-
fore the coordination conjunction

Run-on sentences:.
i) Lander would like to own a car but he is out of
ii) His brother just started a new chicken farm and
he wants his cousin to join him.

i) Lander would like to own a car, but he has no fund-
ii) His brother just started a new chicken farm, and
he wants his cousin to join him.

(Add a comma before the coordinating conjunction
to separate the two main clauses.)

Imagine that you are in the editing stage of the writ-
ing process. Rewrite the run-on sentences below.

1. Writing is a journey that is seldom smooth often
it is an exploration of your thoughts and ideas.

2. There are five stages in the writing process
prewriting is the first.

3. During the free writing stage ideas are random
but they can lead to a writing topic.

4. A good writer moves back and forth among
stages for example while revising, a writer may choose
to add details.

5. Presenting is the final stage you share your writ-
ing with a reader.

Sunday Chronicle February 17, 2008



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(BBC News) Smokers could be forced to pay 10 for a per-
mit to buy tobacco if a government health advisory body
gets its way.
: No one would be able to-buy cigarettes without the per-
mit. under the idea proposed by-Realth England.
Its chairman. Professor Julian Le Grand.'told BBC Radio 5
Live the scheme would make a big difference to the number of
people giving up smoking.
But smokers' rights group Forest described the idea as "out-
rageous". given how much tax smokers already pay.
Professor Le Grand, a foriner adviser to ex-PM Tony, Blair,
said cash raised by the proposed scheme would go to the NHS
He said it was the inconvenience of getting a permit as
.much as the cost that \ would deter people from persisting with
the smoking habit
"You'We got to get a form, a complex form the
government's good at complex forms, you have got to get a pho-
S"It's a litle bit of a problem to actually do it. so you have
,got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being
a smoker."
He added: "'70% of smokers actually want to stop smok-
"So if you just make it that little bit more difficult for them
to actually re-start or e\en to start in the first place. yes I think
it wll make a big difference."
But Forest said it would be "an extra form of taxation, while
tobacco,asxation is already at record levels".
Forest spokesman Simon Clark said that when the cost of
administration, extra bureaucracy and enforcement are taken into
account. "the mind boggles"
He added that the people most affected by the proposals
would be "the elderly and people on low incomes"
Mr Clark added: "The senior government advisor putting
this idea forward is not only adding to the red tape and bureau-
cracy we already have in this country.
"He is openly bragging that he wants to make the form as
complex as possible to till in.'
A department of health spokeswoman did not rule out such
a scheme as part of the next wave of tobacco regulation.
She said- "We will be consulting later this year on the next
steps on tobacco control.
"'Ministers are seeking input from a whole range of

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(BBC News) Brazilian police have mounted a major opera-
tion in the Amazon, seizing what they describe as one of the
biggest ever loads of illegally logged timber.
Some 140 officers raided eight illegal sawmills in the state of
Para, confiscating 10,000 cubic metres (353,000 cubic feet) of lum-
The operation marks the start of new government efforts to
tackle illegal logging and slow Amazon deforestation.
Figures last month showed the rate of clearances had unexpect-
edly soared.
"It's one of the biggest operations ever against sawmills;" said
Ivanette Motta from the government environmental protection
agency, Ibama.
Police began moving in on the sawmills in the town ofTailandia
on Monday.
The town, which is home to dozens of sawmills, is in the south
of Para state, one of the worst-hit areas-by Amazon deforestation

BEST wishes for a long and happy marriage go
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February lst andnd nd 2008. Greetigs from the
Ramsaran family of Nuclear Year East Canjie
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minutes more or until they smell delicious. Add the 1 teaspoon ground cloves
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stirring and breaking up the lumps, until the beef is
no longer pink. Add the chili powder, the paprika,
the cumin, the coriander, the allspice, the oregano,
the cayenne, the cinnamon, the cloves, and the mace
and cook the mixture, stirring, for I minute. Add the
bay leaf, the water, the tomato sauce, the vinegar.
and the molasses and simmer the mixture,
uncovered, stirring occasionally and adding more
water, if necessary, to keep the beefbarely covered,
for 2 hours, or until it is thickened but soupy enough
to be ladled. Discard the bay leaf and season the
chili with salt and Chico Black Pepper. The chili
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at the hands, of loggers.
Last mdnth the Brazilian government announced new r- :as,'res
to stop the,destruction of the rainforest.
These include deploying police and environmental centss
in areas where illegal clearing jumped most dramaticaiiy iast
Figuressi.owed that the last five months of 2007, 3,235 sq km
(1,250 sq mile) pf rainforest were cleared.
The state o4 lato Grosso was the worst affected, ac-
counting for -more than half the total area of forest,
As well as Para. Rondonia state also saw big losses.
The report was an embarrassment for Brazilian President Lu;
Inacio Lula da Siha.
He had sqid that government's efforts to control illegal lo;
going and intfodice better certification of land ownership ha
helped reduce rest clearance significantly.
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MICHAEL Jackson appeared in a video to thank fans
for the success of "Thriller," the landmark record the
reclusive singer is marking with a 25th anniversary
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" comes out in a special 25th-
anniversary edition Tuesday.
Jackson will release the new version of the blockbuster al-
bum Tuesday, featuring new collaborations with Kanye West,
Akon, Fergie and will.i.am.
"It's hard to believe that 25 years ago Quincy Jones and I
embarked on an album named 'Thriller,'" Jackson said in a video
message to fans released Monday by his record company, Sony-
It was not immediately clear exactly when Jackson had made
the video, or where it was recorded. He also hinted that he's-
not through recording music.
"There is still much for to come for Michael Jackson," he
said. "My passion for music has never stopped. ... It's my hope
that 'Thriller' continues to live on for each new generation to
Jackson, 49, soared to superstardom after releasing
"Thriller" in November 1982. The instant classic spawned
the hits "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and -- of course --
"Thriller," and introduced the moonwalk to legions of fans
all around the world.
"To be able to say that 'Thriller' still holds the record as
the biggest selling album of all time is just mind-blowing. I have
you, my fans, throughout the world to thank for this achieve-
ment," said Jackson, who has sold more than 750 million al-
bums worldwide.
Jackson -- whose previous disc, 2001's "Invin-
cible," failed to produce any "Thriller"-level hits --
seemed poised for a career comeback after years of
avoiding the spotlight (including a period of self-im-
posed exile in Bahrain following his acquittal in 2005
on child molestation charges.)

Spice Girls:

Goodbye for Good?

PLANNING to catch the
Spice Girls on the next go-
round? Don't hold your
That's the pessimistic prog-
nosis from Geri Halliwell (a.k.a.
Ginger Spice), who tells Bill-
board magazine that a reunion
tour "probably won't happen
ever again."

The group's Return of the
Spice Girls World Tour finishes
in Toronto on February 26 and
that, sh :- "is the last time
you will ever get to see this Girl
Power, the five Spices on the
stage as one."
But would Halliwell who
notoriously split with the all-girl
group in May 1998 officially

RED HOT RIHANNA steals the show during NY's Fashion

rule out performing again, if it's,
you know, what fans really, re-
ally want?
"What this reunion taught
me is you can never say never,"
she told the music publication.
(In fact, there is already specu-
lation in the U.K. press that the
Girls could regroup for long-
time-fan Nelson Mandela's 90th
birthday this summer.)

The comeback was "an

experience of a lifetime,"
Halliwell added, disputing
reports that the reunion was
terminating early because of
in-fighting among the five
"Actually it's gone on
longer than planned," she in-
sisted, "because we thought we
were only going to go to the end
of January. After February ev-
erybody had commitments -
kids had to go back to school
and that. So we had to leave
places. out that we would have
loved to have gone to."
In May, the flame-haired
singer takes her talent from
the stage to the page, when
she publishes a new
children's book whose main
character is named Ugenia
Lavende. Halliwell calls her
a "a rebirth of girl power."

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THERE was news making the rounds yesterday that we might
not get to see the Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai acting op-
posite our superstar in the sci-fi flick 'Robot'. The reason that
was sighted that she wanted to have babies before she hits 35.
But Aishwarya herself has quashed all rumors and confirmed
that she will be acting as Rajini's heroine in Shankar-directed 'Ro-
bot'. She has confirmed this in her latest interview to a private news
Talks are going on that Aish will star in on more Manirathnam
film soon. This film will be a bilingual in Hindi and tamil. The best
part is that Aish will get to act opposite her Husband Abhishek
Bachchan in this film too. The earlier film we saw the coming to-
gether of this real-life pair was in Manirathnam film 'Guru'.
This whooping 125-crore big.budget film will soon start roll-
ing, and we have reports that Aish has already received a whoop-
ing sum as advance for her role in this film. Aish has said that she
has liked the script of 'Robot' in which she gets to essay a very
different and novel role.
Now folks this confirmation from the lady herself has
quashed all rumors suggesting that the Rajini-Aishwarya pair
is jinxed! (bollywood.com)